Edge Clipping – "A Lazy Dyspeptic" and More

This excerpt is pulled by Ron Edge from the Oct. 17, 1872 number of the Pacific Tribune. This Olympia newspaper was published by Thomas Prosch, the historian-journalist who eventually, seeing the drift of things, moved his newspaper first to Tacoma and then to Seattle and, subsequently here owned and edited the Post-Intelligencer. Prosch also published a few typed copies of a chronological history of early Seattle, which was an important source for the early construction of the web-page Historylink. The full page of Prosch's Olympia paper, from which the "fillers" above were fetched, follows.



“Labor, n. One of the processes whereby A acquires property for B.”

“Mythology, n.  The body of a primitive people’s beliefs, concerning its origin, early history, heroes, deities and so forth, as distinguished from the true accounts which it invents later.”

Both excerpted from Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary, 1911

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