Friday, June 13, 2014

1871 - Express Delivery

At Denver, Col., a few days ago, a man tried to have himself sent by express to Newtown Corners, Mass.,  by securing himself in a box expressly manufactured by himself for that purpose. The box was five feet long, three feet high, and furnished with provisions and all necessary articles pertaining to a bed chamber. The express company refused to receive the box, which was valued at $300, on account of its insecurity. The box was left standing on an end, with the man in it, at the express office, for two hours, the man standing on his head all that time, as was afterward discovered. As the box was being removed, the man stirred while endeavoring to remain perpendicular, which led to his detection. The box was addressed to himself, and was so artfully arranged that he could have escaped at pleasure before reaching his destination.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
March 4, 1871