Wednesday, May 21, 2014

1869 - A Fishing Story

Two citizens of Jackson, Miss., went out fishing, got fifty miles away from home, and out of money, and finally, as a last resort, went to the Sheriff of the county,  told him they were escaped convicts from the Jackson Penitentiary, gave themselves up, and were taken home without the expenditure of a cent. The Sheriff's feelings, on realizing the joke, may be imagined.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
July 3, 1869