Monday, September 16, 2013

Madness Monday: Crazed About Ice Cream

Sunday Star (Washington, DC)
July 7, 1907


Nokesville Merchant Thought Armour Had Ordered Five Carloads

Special Dispatch to The Star.

RICHMOND, July 6. - A dispatch from Nokesville, Va., says that Ellis R. Hollinger, a merchant at that plce, who has been acting queerly for several days, became suddenly insane a night or two ago.

Hollinger got the idea into his head that he had an order for five carloads of ice cream from Armour & Co., and he arose at a late hour of the night, engaged the milk supply from farmers for thirty days, gave orders for all the ice to be had, and was preparing to engage in the manufacture of ice cream for the meat men.

He was taken into custody, adjudged insane and will be sent to Staunton for treatment.

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