Quotation by H.L. Mencken

A horse, a buggy and several sets of harness, valued in all at about $250, were stolen last night from the stable of Howard Quinlan, near Kingsville. The county police are at work on the case, but so far no trace of either thieves or booty has been found.
H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (1880–1956), U.S. journalist, critic. originally published in the Baltimore Morning Herald, Feb. 24, 1899. Newspaper Days, ch. 1, p. 7, Knopf (1941).

Mencken's first newspaper dispatch.
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