Miscellany: Apr. 15, 1929

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In Harmony Grove, Calif., one Henry Van Steenberger last week sat, on a bet, before ten gallons of wine. He quaffed, guzzled, bibbed, choked down more, sipped, strained, swallowed hard, until only a half-pint remained after three nights and two days of drinking "at one sitting." Then Bibber Van Steenberger lost his bet. He fell over dead.


In Buffalo, five policemen were needed last week to handle traffic on the roads near Pine Hill cemetery. Reason: ghastly-ghostly voices and music were issuing from a tomb. Amateur sleuths at length discovered that the horrid...

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