A "dope fiend" in the county jail in Devils Lake, North Dakota, was jonesing for a fix. He was doing a 30-day stint for stealing a coat.

In 1921, a dog ran out to chase a passing car.

Five people died of wood alcohol poisoning when a "load of deadly poison booze" was "dumped on the market" in Hackensack, New Jersey.

A "cheery" professor (who was actually an astrologer, not a professor) predicted a "period of blizzards, cold waves and scandals among females of high repute" beginning in late February 1922. What can we conclude from this article? Never trust a cheery professor. I should, however, note that Meyer appears in the Hoboken Historical Museum because he is credited with predicting a pier fire that occurred in August 1921.

Napoleon Arthur Bourasse, 42, was being held on $5000 bail "on a charge of suspicion of bigamy." The actress Helene Montrose (also known as Helen), who made a series of movies in 1918 and 1919, filed the complaint. Bourasse and Montrose were married an lived in several hotels but she left him "on learning that he was unfaithful to her." Montrose also learned that her husband was still married to another woman.

In 1920, panic struck a West Virginia village when it was struck by a meteor.

Herman Allen, 17, was arrested when he tried to steal a car in Chicago.

A Chicago school superintendent was fined $100 "for beating Russell Healy, 12-year-old pupil, with [a] rubber hose." The superintendent was found guilty of assault with a deadly weapon.

Walter Spaulding, 8, was almost carried off by a giant eagle.
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