Division of Labor ("Hey! You're pretty funny for an Economist") has been dredging the New York Times archives for the last couple years. Here's their latest "circa" post:
From the Jan. 16, 1909 NYT:T.S. Anderson, former President of the defunct Davies County Bank and Trust Company, was found guilty of swearing falsely to a statement of the bank's condition and was sentenced to three years in the penitentiary.Perhaps we could use a little more of this these days?