This next fun news was published in The
Jewell Record on January 2, 1908:
|TO HER RECKLESS DEAR|
|LET'S HAVE LESS BULL|
|AND LOTS MORE STEER|
|*** Burma Shave ***|
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Agent Cheever announced Tuesday morning a robbery that was perpetrated at the depot at Jewell Monday night. There is positively no clue to the perpetrators of the deed. In fact, it is not definitely known that the robbery occurred Monday night. Agent discovered the loss Tuesday morning, but is of the opinion that sneak thieves got in their work during several week's time preceeding.
total loss as discovered by Agent Cheever amounts to $1.38.
The loss consists wholly of gum that was stored in a box in the ticket
office to be used in the gum machines in the waiting rooms.
In the box was a large knot and this knot had come out, leaving a large
knot hole where the knot had formerly been. Through this knot
hole the gum had been removed. Or to be more exact--through
this hole where there is not a knot now, the thieves entered the box and
ate up the gum. Agent Cheever believes the thieves were mice.
If you discover any dead ones running around you should know that they
are undoubtedly the guilty parties for the gum will undoubtedly do the
View that 1908 news article.
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On the rail line, Cleve Johnson had been riding in a stuffy smoking car, and when the train finally stopped at the station, he went out on the platform and took deep breaths of fresh air.
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