Don't you miss the sensational headlines of old? The headline in the Racine Journal, Racine, Wisconsin on Thursday April 30th, 1896 read:
A Mysterious Case
John Hanlon, a Grocery Clerk, Missing for a Week.
Disappeared from View as if Engulfed By the Earth
Police Make a Searching Investigation but Fail to Locate Him - Sequel to the Sudden Disappearance of J. McLaren.
Thank goodness they find John a week later with no reason ever given for his sudden disappearance. Both articles are below. [to any relatives of mine reading this, this does not appear to be one of 'our' John Hanlons].
Thanks again to NewspaperArchive.com for the newspaper clippings.
Racine Journal | Racine, Wisconsin | Thursday, April 30, 1896 | Page 1
Racine Journal | Racine, Wisconsin | Thursday, May 07, 1896 | Page 9