Today, March 4 . . .

March 4, 1881: Drebber was poisoned and died. Or was it a justifiable retribution? A woman’s wedding ring was found.

March 4, 1881: “What on earth is this?” I cried, for at this moment there came the pattering of many steps in the hall and on the stairs, accompanied by audible expressions of disgust upon the part of our landlady.

“It’s the Baker Street division of the detective police force,” said my companion gravely; and as he spoke there rushed into the room half a dozen of the dirtiest and most ragged street Arabs that ever I clapped eyes on.”  From A Study in Scarlett.

And Finally on This Day

1886 February 22: The beryl coronet was reclaimed by its owner.  The remainder of February days have no references in the Canon.

Dear Watsonians;

While watching a rerun of the Show “In The Heat of The Night” I heard  Police Chief Gillespie say to his chief of Detectives, “All right, Do you want to be Sherlock Holmes?’ Just once I would like to hear Dr. Watson referred to with the respect he is due.

Best

Ron Lies “Chips”