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Pastor Accused of Stealing Church Funds, Eloping With Choir Member

December 22, 2009 |  2:00 am


Dec. 22, 1909, Cover


Dec. 22, 1909: I had a difficult time picking a story this morning because the entire page is fascinating. First there’s the pastor from a small town in Indiana who is accused of stealing money from his church and eloping with a member of the choir … Then there’s the boy who was bitten by a rabid dog … The young girl who died after being run over by a truck (The Times blamed the parents, who didn’t take her to a hospital out of “racial distrust” -- they’re Italian, you see) … and a powerful “stray” electrical current that paralyzes a man working on the pipes beneath the firehouse of Engine Co. 7 and several firefighters who come to his aid.

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