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These stories from the past first appeared in The Sidney Telegraph. Original writing is preserved, though some stories were shortened for space reasons.


‘Confessed An Old Crime’

May 10, 1913

We read in an exchange the confession of R. J. Dunbar of his part in a murder eight years ago in Redfield, Maine. His part was to purchase a rope and to entice a girl a few rods from the house, after which the man responsible for her ruin jumped out from some bushes and strangled her to death. Her name was Mattie Hackett and at the time of the murder the story was made a great furore...

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