Miscellany, Apr. 15, 1935


In Chicago, Gangster Chester Novak who had boasted he could "take it," took the first 1,900-volt jolt of current in the electric chair, lived; took another, another, still lived; on the fifth jolt was dead. Sheriff Toman apologized for his electric chair: "Novak drank so much coffee, maybe it stimulated his heart."


In Hongkong, police raided the sideshow of Tin Tsoi, woman ventriloquist, who charged three cents (Hongkong) to let customers talk with her unborn child. They found Widow Tin Tsoi telling patrons that the child had often, during the ten years...

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