Wednesday, March 30, 2011

1879 Oddball News

G.L. Adams of The Fowlerville Review would sometimes make random comments in the Local News, such as:

The sausage grinder boometh . . . grease up the pancake griddle.

Other times he would report, The Council has ordered the Marshal to impound all cattle running in the street on and after the 15th day of November. I have to wonder where would these cattle be impounded?

And then,

Wm. Cole, of Conway, had his side filled full of shot one day last week while digging a ditch. He was mistaken by the hunter for a wild turkey. There ought to be a law prohibiting lunatics from going hunting.

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