Early no-smoking cars on trains…

September 26, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Blog-9-26-2016-no-smoking-railroad-carWhile the most significant feature of the St. Louis Daily Globe” of February 2, 1875 is a report regarding Frank and Jesse James, the front page has a curious report headed: “A Peculiar Bill” concerning the need to create nonsmoking cars which would: “…afford relief to a great many ladies who are annoyed by cigar smoke, and other evils arising from the use of tobacco by gentlemen…” (see image).

He’ll be singing the blues…

August 17, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The “Omaha Bee News” issue of Sept. 16, 1932 has this interesting report of a a singer destined for jail…

A proportionate reward…

March 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Sometimes we read things which drive home the futility of human wisdom.  Solomon would certainly have cringed at the following verdict which appeared in the “Democratic Watchman” newspaper from Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, dated February 23, 1877: