Sunday, June 12, 2005

News Item

This is from the Ypsilantian of June 12, 1890.

A man in Pittsburgh accidentally killed his wife with a Flohert rifle, the other day, and the incident suggests the liability to such results from the common use of those weapons by boys, in destroying sparrows. One of their bullets whizzed past our head the other day, and we should have strongly resented it if it had hit us.


At 9:46 AM, Anonymous Theresa said...

Interesting that this item is reported without even a hint of the today common "The case is pending investigation." Can you do a cross trace to the incident report in the Pittsburgh paper? It would be nice to be able to do such searches on a historical Lexis-Nexus (available for free of course) from any location.

At 11:28 AM, Blogger James said...

Dear Theresa,

What an interesing idea, a historical Lexis-Nexus! I think it would make a great resourch, and the old newpapers are so much fun to read.


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