Prohibitive Costs, 80 Years Ago This Week
Source: The Baltimore Daily Post, Sept. 29, 1926
Wood Alcohol May Cost Man's Life. Another Blinded By Liquid; 5 Ill, Are Sent To Jail. Seven Alleged To Have Engaged In Drinking Bout Despite Labels Indicating Poison On Bottle. One man is dying, another blinded, and five others seriously affected as the outcome of an alleged drinking bout in which wood alcohol, said to have been plainly labeled poison, was consumed. John Gill, 32, of the 1200 block N. Fremont-av, was found unconcious by police in a hallway near his home. About him were six others, dazed and maudlin. Two empty bottles, with the flaring red label: "Wood Alcohol-Deadly Poison. Not To Be Taken Internally," lay on the floor nearby, police said.