A desperate week-long challenge battle between Georgia and Arkansas cocks won by F. E. Grist's champion, Richard K Fox.
Faahee, or surf-swimming, is a favorite pastime with the natives of the Sandwich Islands.
The novel bating match in Van Wert, Ohio, between a Marion gorilla and a Fort Wayne, Indiana Canine.
The athletic diversions of an association of dashing damsels in their club rooms in Chicago.
The discovery that public school children frequent immoral places creates a startling sensation in Columbus, O.
From the startling developments which have been in process of unfolding for the last few days at Columbus, O., says the Journal of that town, and which reached a culmination yesterday, it would seem that the well disposed missionaries have found a fruitful field at home. Conscientious Christian ladies have been stricken with horror in the past few days when they were told that public school pupils—boys and girls—had been for several weeks previous engaged in the pastime of visiting a resort on Town street which sails under the front name of saloon and restaurant, but has rear establishments with stalls and booths and all the paraphernalia which go to make up and improvised place of assignation, where drinking and intoxication may be imagined as among the milder crimes indulged in.
Reprinted from National Police Gazette, December 22, 1888.
A wolf in search of a square meal helps himself to a baby; Clintonville, PA.
A one year old baby was taken from its cradle by a wolf, during the absence from the house of its parents, who reside on the mountain near Clintonville, Cambria County, Penn., and no traces of the body or any portion of it have ever been found.
National Police Gazette, January 1, 1881.
Washington, D.C., December 1885 - An elderly guset of Willard's Hotel, Washington, mistakes the elevator boy for a chambermaid.[more]
Fooled by an Elevator Boy
One of the elderly guests of Willard’s Hotel, Washington, lately solicited a pretty chambermaid to sew some buttons on his pants. This service she declined, but promised to send another girl who would perform the task. The girls, for reasons best known to themselves, “put up a job” on the ancient individual, dressed Joe, the elevator boy, in female attire, and dispatched him to the guest’s apartment. The room being dark, the elderly gentleman, failing to detect the sham, advanced his gallantry so far as to hug and kiss and other wise attempt to caress the supposed maid. The affair coming to Mr. Staples’ knowledge he summarily “bounced” the elevator boy, who in turn had Mr. Staples arrested for assault.
Reprinted from The National Police Gazette, December 11, 1885.