Classic tales of the
SCANDALS, SCOUNDRELS, and SCOURGES
of the past as told from the
HISTORIC NEWSPAPERS in the
GOLDEN AGE of YELLOW JOURNALISM
The Barber And The Gambler’s Wife Stand Trial
Episode 393 takes us back to the Gilded Age and the salacious story of a professional gambler who is fatally attacked as he leaves his house to go to the hotel where he operates. Blame falls on his barber, who confesses to the crime and implicates the gambler’s wife, accusing her of not only having an interracial affair with him, but also with a younger man who just moved to town. All three are arrested, but who is really the culprit?
From The Vault
What Happened In The Guttenberg Woods
Episode 97 is another story of a honeymoon trip gone awry, but it was a marriage likely doomed from the start. For one thing, Mina Muller and Martin Kettler -- if that’s his real name -- were both already married. With children. But they still visit the minister and, well, you know it’s not gonna end well.