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Old 02-13-2023, 06:34 AM
 
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Yuma Prison Ghosts

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Kansas City Journal (Mo.) Jan. 19, 1898 Pg7

FAMILY BECOMES INSANE

New Orleans, La., Jan. 18--- Michael Ringrose, a wealthy farmer who came from Iowa to Louisiana 3 years ago, went insane with his entire family yesterday and was captured by the police after a desperate battle in which several of the officers and Ringrose were injured.

The Ringrose farm is one of the finest in the state. Ringrose inherited a fortune from a brother in New York a few years ago, and the sudden acquisition of wealth unsettled his mind. He began giving away rolls of money and ended by opening fire with a couple of rifles on all who went near him.

The sheriff attempted to arrest him yesterday. Ringrose defended himself with 2 rifles and was assisted by his wife and 2 daughters, who used bricks and stones. The officers finally captured Ringrose, but not until they had wounded him in the shoulder and knocked him over the head with a pistol. It is asserted that the entire family is insane.




Haunted Big Bay Lighthouse

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Ketchum Keystone (Idaho) Jan. 30, 1897 Pg3

There is a story told of a clever physician who cured a lady patient, fast sinking into a state of melancholia and invalidism, with a prescription of an evening gown trimmed with chiffon. In the interest of getting the gown and wearing it to the opera, the woman forgot to be sick.
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Old 02-14-2023, 09:39 AM
 
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The Julesburg Grit-Advocate (Colo.) Nov. 8, 1907 Pg2

The American sailing vessel Arthur Sewell, which left Philadelphia April 3, with coal for the Philippines, was wrecked off the coast of Terra Del Fuego, and all signs point to the crew of 40 men having been captured and eaten by cannibals that infest that vicinity.



Idaho News June 11, 1887 Pg2

A new form of amusement, now in vogue at Beaver Falls, Pa., is for a number of young men to gather round a natural gas torch and catch the June bugs or beetles, then put them on their hands and bet cigars as to which will fly away the quickest.
The bugs fly directly toward the gas torch, and another plan is to bet on the one who will get in the flames first and be burned to death. It is a very exciting game, and the boys say it beats the heck out of baseball.



The Butte Daily Post (Mont.) Jan. 1, 1917 Pg8

WIRE SAVES AUTOIST

Easton, Pa.---Jay F. Hummer, 30, of Easton, received a fractured skull when his automobile went through a guard rail along the Delaware river, and was only prevented from going into the canal by lodging against a wire attached to a telephone pole.



The Ghosts of Iolani Palace

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Old 02-14-2023, 08:41 PM
 
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Andrew County Republican (Mo.) Jan. 8, 1875 Pg7

Upon the arrival of the 4pm express train in Reading, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday, the car inspector, while tapping and testing the wheels, was astonished to find, secreted on top of one of the wheel-trucks that support the body of the passenger car, a middle-aged man, who in this manner had stolen a ride.

The stranger was told to vacate his dangerous hiding place, and upon creeping out, appeared to be cold and stiff. He stated that he had come all the way from California, and had traveled in that same spot on the train. Such a thing is terrible to contemplate. It's amazing he wasn't struck dead while telling the story.




The Journal Times (Wisconsin) July 4, 1965

FRENCHMAN CLAIMS HE SAW SAUCER-LIKE CRAFT TAKE OFF

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Oldest Two-Headed Tortoise

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Old 02-15-2023, 06:20 AM
 
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Swiss Ring Watch Found In Ancient Chinese Tomb

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The Ocala Evening Star (Fla.) Dec. 29, 1922 Pg1

LEMP MAY HAVE PUT OUT HIS LIGHT

St. Louis, Dec. 29---William J. Lemp, the former brewer, was found shot to death in his office here this morning. A revolver was found nearby. The police expressed the belief that he had committed suicide. His father and sister were suicides.




Daily Evening Star (Washington, DC) Dec. 16, 1852 Pg1

A person meeting an old man with silver hairs, and a very black, bushy beard, asked him " how it happened that his beard was not gray like the hair on his head ?"
" Because," said the old gentleman, " It is twenty years younger."




Haunting Of Myrtles Plantation

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Old 02-15-2023, 09:37 AM
 
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The Stack Monster

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The Evening Bulletin (Ky.) Nov. 3, 1887 Pg2

A MAYOR HORSEWHIPPED

Fort Scott, Kan., Nov. 2--- Francis Tiernan, mayor of this city, was publicly horsewhipped yesterday by B.F. Williams, an old man, because of a quarrel over a farm.
Williams was put through considerable expense perfecting the title to the farm, and Tiernan refused to reimburse him. This so worked on Williams' young wife that she committed suicide. Yesterday Williams renewed his request, and when Tiernan started to leave, the old man drew a rawhide whip and struck the mayor several times on the face and neck.



Two-Headed Rattlesnake

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Old 02-16-2023, 06:42 AM
 
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Chicago Tribune April 21, 1907

HAUNTED STEAMER

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The Pioneer Express (N.D.) May 4, 1883 Pg3

HE MEANT WELL

The St. Louis Republican tells of an amusing incident that happened in a church in that city a couple of Sundays ago.
A gentleman was the owner of a very unique pin in the shape of a large black spider. This ornament was presented to a young lady friend and she wore it on her dress to church.
A young gentleman sitting next to her, thinking that a real tarantula was crawling up toward her face, slapped at it in terror but missed. He went to brush it off again and heard the people around him laughing hysterically. His face turned red when he realized his mistake. It will be a long time before he attends that church again.



New Ulm Review (Minn.) April 20, 1892 Pg2

A curious question of law has risen in Philadelphia where a lady left $1,000 in her will for the care and maintenance of her pet cat.
Soon after her own death the feline brought forth into this world five young kittens and then died leaving them motherless.
Other heirs proposed to drown the kittens, but a few benevolent old ladies interfered, and now the question whether kittens can inherit is in the courts.
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Old 02-16-2023, 11:59 AM
 
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The Goldsboro Star (N.C.) Jan. 21, 1882 Pg4

The Chico (Cal.) Record tells this story: A couple of Chinamen, while fishing in the Sacramento river near Chico landing, were attacked by a large snake, which coiled around one of them.
The other Chinaman grabbed a hatchet and cut the monster to pieces. They proceeded to measure it, and placing together the parts severed, it measured 43 feet and 7 inches long and was as big around as a man's leg.


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Being pursued by a bull, a Michigan man had presence of mind to spit some tobacco juice in the animal's eyes and thereby escaped death. Don't let anyone make you believe that tobacco is unhealthy.




Kay's Cross

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The Jasper News (Mo.) Feb. 25, 1909 Pg3

REMOVING A BLOT

" Mister," inquired a tramp, " Would you contribute a dollar to help beautify your town ? "
" What's the idea ? " the man asked.
" For a dollar I'll move on to the next town." answered the tramp.
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Old 02-16-2023, 09:28 PM
 
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Hotel San Carlos

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The Independent (Neb.) Jan. 3, 1907 Pg4

THE AURORA AND THE WIRELESS

The mystery of the aurora has been attacked by wireless telegraphy by C.J. Stuart of Montreal, whose results however, leave him more mystified than ever.
During the last year he made observations in 3 periods of aurora. At these times messages and signals were received over abnormal ranges of 700 to 1600 miles with an apparatus ordinarily operating over not more than 250 miles, but signals could not be sent. As the aurora waned the long distance signals ceased to arrive.



Kansas City Observer (Mo.) Jan. 27, 1900 Pg1

CATCHER BERGEN A SUICIDE

Worcester, Mass.-- Martin Bergen, a member of the Boston baseball team, shot and killed his wife and two children and then himself at his home in North Brookfield. Bergen was the principal catcher for the Boston team. He was formerly catcher for the Kansas City Blues.

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Old 02-17-2023, 05:30 AM
 
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The Times-News (N.C.) Jan. 21, 1933 Pg1

EARTHQUAKE DOUBLED SODA SPRING FLOW

Lindsay, Calif., Jan. 21--- Ed Nash, owner of a soda spring at Springville, near here, rejoiced today that there was an earthquake in California Dec. 13.
The shock, which sent shivers over most of the Pacific west, doubled the flow of the spring, he reported. The flow before the quake was 2,160 gallons every 24 hours, and after the tremor, 4,320 gallons every 24 hours.



Clearfield Republican (Pa.) Dec. 7, 1881 Pg3

A STRANGE CASE

We learn from the Osceola Reveille that a miner's wife was buried Thursday from Campbell's Colliery, near Philipsburg, who died of dropsy.
The disease had so enlarged her body that it weighed over 400 pounds. The door frame had to be cut out to make room for the coffin and a wagon had to be substituted for the hearse.



Haunted Carnton Mansion

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Old 02-17-2023, 09:24 AM
 
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Haunted Cincinnati Music Hall

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The Courier (Nev.) Jan. 5, 1900 Pg3

Dr. Franklin has a Swedish song book that is nearly 500 years old. It was printed in Sweden in 1406. It is probably the oldest book in Nevada.




Metropolitan News (Ill.) Oct. 24, 1936 Pg2

NAB THIEF AND TAKE HIS SPOILS

New York, Oct. 22--- Innocent bystanders helped the management and helped themselves when a sneak thief tried to make off with the cash box of the Renaissance Theatre.
The box was snatched from the hands of Juanita Duckerty, cashier of the theatre. A bystander tackled the thief and the cash box containing $211 landed at the feet of bystanders who picked up the money. Only $90 was returned. Joseph Swalef was arrested.
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