Sunday, March 12, 2017

Not Guilty!


After WWII, Roy Brummett was justice of the peace in Albany, Kentucky and Granville Smith was County attorney. A defendant came up one day before Squire Brummett on a charge of breach of the peace. After some conflicting testimony, the man finally entered a plea of guilty. The jury retired, deliberated briefly, then came back with a verdict of not guilty. "You can't do that," pleaded the County attorney. "This man pleaded guilty!" "We know it," replied Arthur Staton, the jury foreman, "but he's such a liar, we didn't believe a word he said!"

Parcel Post Began on Jan. 1, 1913

By law, the Post Office Department could not carry parcels weighing more than four pounds at the beginning of the 20th century. Private ex...