No. 462
Crime, Eccentricity, and the Sporting Life in 19th Century America.
February 24, 2020

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A Sleep-Walker’s Act.

Miss Belle Collis, of Newark, N. J., surprises the neighbors by her want of thought.

3/26/2016

“For Members Only.”

11/10/2014

Murderous Assault by a Wife on Her Husband.

10/6/2014

Set Fire to the Bed.

9/22/2014

A Minister’s Scrape.

7/21/2014

Thimble Rig A La Mode.

3/18/2014

Unmindful of their Attire.

3/11/2014

A New Shoplifting Dodge.

12/3/2013

Hallow Eve Sports.

The cool reception that some frolicsome young Doylestown girls gave to a verdant beau who was not posted as to the manners and customs of the Pennsylvania Dutch

10/27/2013

She Had a High Old Time.

8/13/2013

Shooting at the Elevated.

5/7/2013

Blood on the Moon.

4/16/2013

George Dixon’s Victory over Australian Billy.

2/26/2013

Vive Le Sport!

1/15/2013

John L. Sullivan Saved by a Neck.

11/6/2012

A Fiendish Husband’s Desperate Deed.

10/16/2012

Serpent and Dove.

10/2/2012

Serpent and Dove.

10/2/2012

A One Legged Baseball Club.

9/11/2012

Beauty as a Shield.

7/24/2012

Female Tobacco Chewers.

7/10/2012

Torturing a Lover.

6/26/2012

Hospital Horrors.

3/20/2012

Being Initiated.

3/13/2012

It Was Another Kind of Cat.

2/21/2012

A New Gag.

2/7/2012

A Plucky Elberon, N. J., Girl

1/31/2012

Whipped By Women

11/8/2011

Whipped By Women

11/8/2011

Rum on Tap

8/29/2011

Hid the Girls' Skirts

8/22/2011

Shot Down in His Office

8/8/2011

“I’ve Taken Poison, Maudie!”

7/25/2011

Recruiting For Sin's Army

7/5/2011

Sparking in Tompkins Square

6/28/2011

Terrible Struggle with Flame and Flood

6/20/2011

Belles of the Bowling Alley

6/6/2011

A Newspaper Man’s Plight

Denver Col., October 1892 – Correspondent Jake Hirsh cowhided by indignant Lizzie Gonzales, an actress, in Denver.

5/22/2011

Hazing at the Stock Board

5/8/2011

The Girls Biffed Each Other

4/16/2011

Did the Naughty Midway Dance

3/28/2011

Chorus Girls in a Panic

3/14/2011
Ramendra Narayan Roy, in the days when no one questioned that he was alive. One of the most famous court cases of the 19th century revolved around Arthur Orton’s years-long campaign to prove that he was, in fact, Sir Roger Tichborne, a wealthy young man who had disappeared in a presumed shipwreck many years before. As strange (and protracted) as the whole Tichborne matter was, it was
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Strange Company - 2/24/2020

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"Denver's Oldest Bar" matchbook cover outside cover - A (Click image to enlarge) new addition to my collection A matchbook cover from "Denver’s Oldest Bar" is a new acquisition to my private Soapy Smith collection. Though it is a "modern" item from the 1960s-70s, it has a direct link to Soapy Smith. "Denver’s Oldest Bar" was once controlled by Soapy, under the name, "Tivoli Club,
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Soapy Smith's Soap Box - 2/7/2020

Fifty-nine years ago in February 1961, thousands of avid fans trudged through 20 inches of snow to Carnegie Hall to see comedian Lenny Bruce—in a show that was recorded and released in a three-record set, The Carnegie Hall Concert. This famous show, “was the moment that an obscure yet rapidly rising young comedian named Lenny […]
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Ephemeral New York - 2/23/2020
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Nellie C. Bailey. William Dodson led a drive of 2300 head of sheep from Kansas through Indian Territory to their new home in Texas in October 1883. A mile behind them the owner of the new ranch, a widower named Clement Bothemly, and his sister Bertha traveled in a wagon outfitted with bedrooms. Pulled by two yoke of oxen, the wagon was so large that observers compared it to a railroad car.
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Murder By Gaslight - 2/22/2020

Second-century Christian bishop and martyr St. Polycarp of Smyrna has his feast day on February 23. Be sure to shout supplications loudly, as he’s the patron for earaches. Reputedly inducted into the mysteries by the Apostle John himself in the late first century, Polycarp was a consequential clergyman in the early church and a living […]
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Executed Today - 2/23/2020
[Editor’s note: Guest writer, Peter Dickson, lives in West Sussex, England and has been working with microfilm copies of The Duncan Campbell Papers from the State Library of NSW, Sydney, Australia. The following are some of his analyses of what he has discovered from reading these papers. Dickson has contributed many transcriptions to the Jamaica Family […]
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