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Old 01-21-2023, 05:21 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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Yaoguai

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The Rustler (N.M.) July 31, 1891 Pg6

Two murders similar in character to those perpetrated by Jack the Ripper have occurred in Marseilles. A man giving an Italian name twice took rooms accompanied by a woman and in each case the woman afterward was found murdered, having been strangled and mutilated.




Eaton Democrat (Ohio) Feb. 28, 1884 Pg1

A tramp recently accosted Mrs. Cook, of south Norwalk, Va., and asked for food. She had none for him.
The tramp pulled out a pistol and told her that if there wasn't anything wrong with the trigger he would blow her brains out.
She turned around and picked up her husband's rifle and told him that there was nothing wrong with this trigger and ordered him to " git." He got.





Rogue River Courier (Oregon) Oct. 4, 1900 Pg2

THE HAT THAT KILLED

A man fell dead while looking at his wife's new hat. Most men, says the Chicago Record, are able to stave it off until the bill is presented.
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Old 01-21-2023, 06:58 PM
 
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Yaoguai

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The Rustler (N.M.) July 31, 1891 Pg6

Two murders similar in character to those perpetrated by Jack the Ripper have occurred in Marseilles. A man giving an Italian name twice took rooms accompanied by a woman and in each case the woman afterward was found murdered, having been strangled and mutilated.




Eaton Democrat (Ohio) Feb. 28, 1884 Pg1

A tramp recently accosted Mrs. Cook, of south Norwalk, Va., and asked for food. She had none for him.
The tramp pulled out a pistol and told her that if there wasn't anything wrong with the trigger he would blow her brains out.
She turned around and picked up her husband's rifle and told him that there was nothing wrong with this trigger and ordered him to " git." He got.





Rogue River Courier (Oregon) Oct. 4, 1900 Pg2

THE HAT THAT KILLED

A man fell dead while looking at his wife's new hat. Most men, says the Chicago Record, are able to stave it off until the bill is presented.

Haha. I especially like the last one.

Writing styles were certainly different just 150 years ago.

In small towns, it wasn't unusual for the paper to list who visited who on Sunday afternoon. Times were certainly simpler back then, for the most part.
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Old 01-21-2023, 07:40 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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There are all kinds of newspapers online. I get a kick out of some of them.
A few of them from small villages in Alaska look like they didn't have printing presses, just wrote them on paper and made copies. One called the Ghost Town Gazette has drawings of a little ghost on each page.

Some newspapers are all about politics and some are all about religion, I try to avoid those. A lot of the old newspapers are hard on the eyeballs, either too dark, or faded, or big hunks torn off them. Then there are the ones in foreign languages.

I read one newspaper from the early 1900s that was bragging that their comics section would be in color next weekend. Can you imagine the excitement in that town ? I bet people couldn't wait for the paper to be delivered so they could rush outside and bring their paper in to check it out.

I find that the most interesting stories come from the small town papers. One story was about these two old ladies that lived next door to each other that were feuding. One claimed that the other had been swiping clothes from her clothesline. She went to her door to question her about it and saw the woman's husband sitting in the living room wearing her husband's boxer shorts.

Another one was this little kid got a new wagon for his birthday and had it on his porch. When he came outside the next morning it was gone. He used his dog as a bloodhound to try and track it down, but was unable to, so he placed an ad in the paper offering a $1 reward for his wagon and the arrest of the culprit.
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Old 01-22-2023, 07:53 AM
 
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New York Post Sept. 16, 2021

HAIR POKING OUT OF 100 YEAR OLD GRAVE

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Windham County Reformer (Vt.) Oct. 25, 1901 Pg2

A young man has just died at Vienna, Aus., after a 6 months' painful illness which puzzled the German specialists.
An autopsy shows that the illness was caused by the hatching of eggs of a blue bottle fly which the patient had swallowed, causing perforation to the intestines. The sufferer was too weak to undergo an operation.

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The Eaton Democrat (Ohio) Feb. 28, 1884 Pg1


The body of Miss Gilmore, taken from a vault at Warren a few days ago, on showing signs of life, was examined by 3 physicians who pronounced her dead and her remains were replaced in the vault.


Some of the mummies in the British museum have false teeth on gold plates.
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Old 01-22-2023, 10:44 AM
 
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The Centre Reporter (Pa.) Dec. 18, 1879

THE SEA SERPENT ONCE MORE

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UFOs In Korea 1609

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Eaton Democrat (Ohio) Mar. 13, 1884

A New York woman, whose dog lost an eye in a fight with a cat, employed an occulist to put a glass eye in place of the one that got clawed out.
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Old 01-22-2023, 05:41 PM
 
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Torngarsuk

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Roswell Daily Record (N.M.) June 21, 1910 Pg1

TRIED TO STOP ELOPEMENT AND WAS SHOT

Mason City, Iowa. June 9--- In an attempt to stop the elopement of his daughter Marie, with Michael Grossup, Samuel Rorick, the girl's father, was shot twice by Grossup last night. Rorick was not dangerously hurt. Grossup made his escape.




All from the Eaton Democrat Jan. 31, 1884


Three days imprisonment was the fate of a man who called for a German judge to speak louder.


32 of Cleveland's solid and respectable citizens were arrested and taken before the police judge at Cleveland, a few months ago, on a charge of failing to clear the snow off their sidewalks on Euclid avenue and other prominent streets. They were all fined a round sum.



A Bangor, Me., young man broke his engagement, alleging that his sweetheart couldn't cook.
She replied that she could " cook herrings," and you know darn well that's all you can afford to buy."
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Old 01-23-2023, 07:18 AM
 
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The Dakota Chief (S.D.) Dec. 31, 1893 Pg6

The death of a man nearly 200 years old in Mexico, whose age is said to be amply attested by documents, is a remarkable event, less so, however, than that centennial of the wedding of a couple in Hungary, which was attended by the Arch-Duke and rightly made an affair of national festivity.
We wonder if the states can produce anything to match these examples of prolonged vigor.




The Eaton Democrat (Ohio) Mar. 20, 1884 Pg1

Mrs. Hester Charles, who died recently in Worcester county, Md., was widely known as the " Blue Woman."
Her skin had a deep indigo tinge. She was closely related to the Polk family, of which James K. was the most distinguished member.
It is said that when she was a child she had a beautiful, clear complexion, but during a long spell of sickness she was dosed internally and externally with sulphate of copper (blue vitriol) until she assumed this disagreeable color.




The Eaton Democrat (Ohio) Apr. 10, 1884 Pg1

One of the most peculiar accidents on record recently occurred in a mill at Nashville, Tenn.
A workman, by some means, was thrown toward the circular saw, and, thinking he was going upon it, died from fright, which was the verdict of the coroner's jury.
When picked up he was dead, but there was no sign of any bruises or cuts on his body.
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Old 01-23-2023, 02:52 PM
 
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Eaton Democrat (Ohio) Apr. 17, 1884 Pg1

FRIGHTENED BY A DREAM

Racine, Wis., Apr. 11--- A man named Lotish, living in this place, was so frightened by a dream he had a few nights ago, that he has been speechless ever since.


THE FATAL NUMBER 13

Cincinnati, Apr. 13---- Switch Engine No. 13 of the C. H. & D. company, killed two men yesterday at different times.
At 10:00 o'clock yesterday morning, James Lambert, formerly a repair foreman, was caught by the engine and both legs cut off above the knees. He was taken home where he died that afternoon.
An hour after his death, John Quinn, a laborer, while crossing the yard on his way home for supper, was run over by the same engine, had both arms cut off and head mangled. He died almost instantly.


The cow of Mrs. George Crumps, Marysville, became enraged while being milked, and drove her horn through both cheeks of the milker.






The Ohio Democrat July 10, 1886 Pg1

A Buffalo father, to encourage early rising for his children, offered a prize of money to the child who would rise the earliest next morning. At a very early hour, a bright little girl made her appearance, claimed her prize and then went back to bed.
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Old 01-23-2023, 06:24 PM
 
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Dead Firefighter's Handprint 1924

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The Forest Republican (Pa.) Sept. 16, 1914 Pg2

CHEAP SUGAR ONLY A JOKE

300 women congregated in front of a grocery store in Pittsburgh awaiting a chance to buy sugar, which was advertised on the grocer's window as selling at 25 pounds for $1.10.
The grocer had a sign reading 25 pounds for $1.90 and some joker erased the loop of the 9.




Eaton Democrat (Ohio) April 3, 1884 Pg1

STRANGE CASE OF INSANITY

Scranton, Pa., Mar. 28--- William G. Moore, a carpenter of this city, who has become violently insane, was lodged in the city prison today.
Yesterday his father-in-law, John Hutchins, of Kansas, whom he had not seen in 18 years, appeared at his residence. He was so overjoyed that insanity set in.
The change in Moore's condition worked upon Hutchins in such a manner that he dropped dead today.




The Carthage Courier (Tenn.) Feb. 12, 1920

NEVER GET EXCITED

" Boys," said a good clergyman to the boys in the Bible class, " You should never get excited, swear or get angry.
I never do. Now to illustrate my point, you see that little fly on my nose ?
A good many wicked men would get angry at that little fly, but I don't. I never lose my temper. I simply say, go away fly, go away. Oh damn, it's a wasp."
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Old 01-24-2023, 08:04 AM
 
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The Rowbells Tribune (N.D.) Dec. 8, 1899 Pg8

FOUND A HEADLESS CORPSE

Milwaukee, Dec. 7--- The nude body of a headless male corpse was taken out of Milwaukee river last night by a bridge worker near Grand avenue bridge and later conveyed to the morgue. The cause of death is a mystery.



Oklahoma City Times Dec. 7, 1914 Pg2

RATTLESNAKE POISON FAILS AS A CURE FOR EPILEPSY

Topeka, Kan., Dec. 7--- Rattlesnake venom as a cure for epilepsy proved a failure in official state tests conducted for the state of Kansas.




Eaton Democrat (Ohio) May 1, 1884 Pg1

George Dener, age 6 years, was before a Philadelphia police court recently on a charge of drunk and disorderly, having all the appearances of an old drunkard.



Bashkortostan Creature

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