Mr. Matheson’s Clever Dodge

From The Appeal, St. Paul, Minn., published 3/28/1914

From The Appeal, St. Paul, Minn., published 3/28/1914

Easily one of my favorite things about scanning old newspapers is happening on odd items like this, which was published in St. Paul, Minnesota’s The Appeal on March 28, 1914. Often it’s something mysterious or weird, but this is just funny. I could probably search further than this item to find out more about Mr. Matheson’s unique approach to boldly destroying evidence in court, but I kind of like just leaving this as is.

#100-years-ago-today, #funny, #weird-crime