Looking Back: Aug. 29, 2012
125 YEARS AGO
August 31, 1887
At a church social and hugging bee in Nebraska, a withered remnant of a man aching for a smack of sweet 16 or thereabouts paid 15 cents and was blindfolded. The managers handed him his wife, and the squeeze he gave her made her back ache. When the blindfold was removed and he discovered the trick, he howled like a madman, smote the manager on the jaw and choked the treasurer until he refunded the money.
In Hebron Township a few days ago, during a severe storm, a house was so filled with electricity that an invalid was cured by it.
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