"...we should pass over all biographies of 'the good and the great,' while we search carefully the slight records of wretches who died in prison, in Bedlam, or upon the gallows."
~Edgar Allan Poe

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Newspaper Clipping of the Day

Via Newspapers.com

This simple, but eerie little story appeared in the “Sacramento Bee,” July 31, 1894:

July 31—Mysterious death lurks In a big vineyard near Collis. Everybody has left the place and the authorities are preparing to begin a searching investigation of the premises. 

On July 23d, Mrs L.M. Jacobs, a cook for the vineyard employees, was taken suddenly ill and died within twelve hours. 

Two days later Superintendent Ring was stricken with a similar malady. He is still living but will probably die. 

On Sunday last, A. Peterson, a vineyard workman, was taken ill in the same manner and died within thirty hours. 

The physicians declare that both deaths were due to paralysis of the heart and that Ring is also stricken with a severe affection of the heart. The local medical fraternity is greatly puzzled.

If they ever found the reason why these people were stricken in such a similar manner, it does not seem to have been reported in the papers.

1 comment:

  1. Not knowing what to defend yourself against is very frightening indeed.


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