doing research, I occasionally happen upon headlines that are too good
to not to write down. The following are from old issues of "The
Asbury Park Press" and "The Asbury Park Journal," usually
around 1910. (I neglected to take down the dates of some.) Several
of these headlines have a tragic element, but our shameless little chuckle
comes from the way the headline or subheadline is expressed or in the
brief account of what happened.
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(Hackensack) Michael Robel was held on a charge of mayhem yesterday
by a justice of the peace. He is charged with having bitten off the
nose of Samuel Ferrenz...Dr. McDonald dressed the injured man's face
and the severed nose was preserved in a bottle for evidence.
VICTIM IN CRITICAL CONDITION
Convulsions Cease But Rev. J.W. Laughlin is Now Suffering From Water
on Brain, Induced by Spasms, Which Have Now Been Controlled For 48 Hours.
ANNA" WILL STAND TRIAL
Hazlet Accident Artist Withdraws Plea of Guilty
SHOW COURT HER ANKLE FOR $10,000
Young Lady Suing Central Railroad For Injuries Sustained at Highlands
Scorns Counsel's Suggestion and Jury Gives Her Only $600 [Smart lawyer,
Many a mother has sent her child to its ultimate death along with the
nickel which purchased the impure, unwholesome product called candy.
OUR CANDY IS ABSOLUTELY PURE.
(APP Jan. 9, 1991, Couse Candy)
LOVE NOTE THEN KILLS SELF
Jamsburg Man Sits on Bed, Puts Gun To Breast and Pulls Trigger With
(Feb. 24, 1911)
CURED BY 14,000 MILE SEA TRIP
Barnard Weisman, Formerly of Point Pleasant, Owes His Life to Wife Who
Smuggled Him From San Francisco in Mummy Case.
SINGER'S SWORD PIERCES MAN'S HEAD
Mordkin's Steel Slips From Hilt and Mortally Injures Spectator who is
Well-Known Among Summer Visitors in Asbury Park. Strangest Accident
("Asbury Park Journal", Jan. 20, 1911)
SITS UP AND SETTLES ANGRY ROW BETWEEN TWO ANGRY CORONERS
They were fighting to See Who Would Hold an Inquest Over the Body of
Burlington Man When He Suddenly Came to Life. ("Asbury Park Journal",
Dec. 2, 1910)
FIRE HORSES HAVE BEEN INSULTED
Chief Hope Tells City Council Faithful Animal's Felt Respect Has Been
Injured by Street Department Gutter Work. Horses Are Specialists in
("Asbury Park Journal", Jan. 17, 1911)
DOGS ATTACK CORPSE WHILE CRAZED MOTHER LOOKS ON
James Kennedy on Visiting Old Home Finds One Parent Dead and His Mother
Demented. Had Watched the Body of Her Husband Three Days Without Food.
("Asbury Park Journal", Dec. 12, 1910)
HORSES ROASTED IN FLAMES THAT CONSUME STEINBACH WAREHOUSE
("Asbury Park Journal", Dec. 30, 1910)
HE WAS DEAD; AWOKE A RAVING MANIAC
Joseph Palmer, After Short Sleep, Told His Wife of Horrible Dream and
then Became Insane. Is Locked Up At Police Headquarters After Struggle.
("Asbury Park Journal", Jan. 4, 1911)
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