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The Pennsylvania Gazette, Pittsburgh, March 23, 1769

Whereas Elizabeth, my wife, by the advice of her relations and children, hath gone and left me, and continues to stay from me, though often invited to return; and as I have threatenings frequently hinted to me, that I will be sued for a separate maintenance to my wife, it puts me under the disagreeable necessity of thus publickly warning all persons not to trust or credit her on my account, as I will pay no debt of her contracting after this date; and if she returns to the duty of a wife, as she ought, I will always maintain her according to my ability.  

The Tacoma Times, Washington, August 3, 1917

This is the way the new idea works out. Take a piece of court plaster. Cut out the initials and design you with to register on your arm. Paste them on te arm and the sun does the rest.

You must wear your sleeveless bathing suit, of course. The sun tans your arm a fine brown color. The court plaster is then taken off, leaving the initials and design neatly engraved in white flesh.

St Louis Post-Dispatch, Missouri, August 23, 1907

..there were still a lot of aisle seats vacant. There were plenty of men sitting alone, but a person of the “chappy” sort came in and chose the seat beside me. At the moment I wondered why he did not sit with some of the men, but thought perhaps he was one of those persons who never think of the right thing and so habitually act with poor taste.

As he sat down he crowded me. ‘Here,’ thought I, ‘is one of those street car hogs who always take up more than 5 cents’ worth of seat.’ I moved over as close to the window as I could, but still I could feel the man sitting with intimate nearness. He opened his paper and pressed his elbow close to my side.

I tried to read my paper but I was so uncomfortable from being crowded unreasonably that I couldn’t read.

This semblance of manhood alertly watched for a sign of response to his disgusting attempts  to make a “mash.”  I was fuming with wrath at his insolence, but as he did nothing which might not have been only accident in an ill-mannered person who has no regard for others’ rights, I couldn’t ask him ‘to stop.’ If I had said ‘stop’ he would have innocently looked aggrieved and asked ‘Stop What?’ and I would have appeared the foolish one.

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