Saturday, December 24, 2022

A Message on Christmas Eve 1872

Once upon a time, the Register and the Star were two separate and competing newspapers in Hudson. This item, which appeared in the Daily Star on Christmas Eve 1872, suggests just how competing the two publications were.

A shootist is a marksman; quietus is defined as "death or something that causes death." What is going on between the editors of the two newspapers is not clear, but this message, which appeared in the newspaper on Christmas Eve, is certainly intriguing. Even if it's meant in jest, which it probably was, it's pretty weird. So much for the spirit of Christmas back in the day.

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