Looking Back


100 years ago

Springfield, Ill. - John Jasper, head baker at the state hospital at Anna, fell into a dough mixer and was ground to death.

It must take an ordinary, or even extraordinary, lawyer, doctor or minster very, very much fatigued to read, day after day, of the fanciful salary figures that are being printed of and concerning diverse and sundry dark necks who are capable of hitting about .300 and stealing a few, now and then, says the Milwaukee Sentinel. Indeed, if these worthy professional gentlemen who have probably denied themselves years of fun and amusement have scrimped and pin...

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