Month: August 2013

Shocking incident at a masked ball

An alarming incident, which may end fatally in one if not more cases, has just happened at Houghton, Michigan. A masquerade ball was given in the public hall, at which upwards of 500 persons were present. The event had been…

An extraordinary scene

An extraordinary scene witnessed at Boulogne last night is reported from Dover. A fisher lad fell into the harbour. His cries brought a fisherman, who jumped in, and held the lad up. Immediately afterwards another man followed, but seeing that…

Shocking scene at a grave

The Kilkenny Moderator on Wednesday reported a magisterial investigation at the local sessions which disclosed a shocking scene in St Patrick’s graveyard, at the funeral of a woman named Mary Holland, who had been married twice. When the coffin arrived…

An extraordinary scene

Yesterday, a curious scene was witnessed in the Rue Descartes, Paris, where an itinerant vendor of pamphlets was hawking a brochure, “How to Correct Woman,” and loudly crying his wares. A young woman, incensed at the title of the book,…

An unseasonable joke

A singular incident has just occurred at Breslau on the occasion of the funeral of a student named Attorz, who had been killed in a duel. The coffin had been let down into the grave, when a voice was heard,…