Jack Shafer, who seems to spend nearly all his free time in newspaper morgues, sent me this story from the December 13, 1895 edition of The New York Journal. Herr Ahlwardt -- you can read about him here -- was apparently a proto-Nazi-son-of-a-bitch. Note the description of him at the opening of the second graf. It's priceless.
We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to the editor or write to email@example.com.