Month: May 2013

Strange scene at a wake

A strange scene took place a few days ago at a wake at Tanner’s Hill, Deptford. An inmate of the Greenwich Union, named Mary Scott, had died, and the body was taken to the house of her two daughters, where…

An extraordinary occurrence

A Standard telegram, dated Paris, Sunday, says:- A telegram from Tunis brings information concerning a most extraordinary occurrence. Mahomed Ben Aidlel Benzerti, who had been condemned to death for a quadruple murder, was hanged yesterday morning. After hanging the usual…

A curious case of mistaken identity

A man’s body was found floating in Leith Harbour and identified as that of a painter named Melrose, residing in Edinburgh, who had been missing some time. The supposed widow arranged for the funeral, but the Inspector of the Poor,…

A clergyman tarred and feathered

A disgraceful scene, the outcome of a theological dispute, was enacted at Hillsdale, Michigan, on Wednesday afternoon. For some time past very strained relations have existed between the members of two local Methodist Churches. So bitter had the dispute become…

A naked man in the woods

The Duke of Beaufort’s hounds, on Wednesday, were in full cry after a fox, which they had taken through the woods of Spye Park, when they turned out a man in an entire state of nudity (with the exception of…