Topic Proportions

Topic Percent
humor
70.59%
fugitive slave ads
11.76%
death notices
5.88%
real estate sales and auctions
5.88%
court proceedings
5.88%
From the Thu., Jan. 10, 1861 issue

—A man in New Haven bought a goose on Monday, but it was so old he had not the heart or teeth to eat it, and he gave it away to a beggar. He found it dangling from his door-handle on Tuesday morning. Beggars know what's what.