Month: September 2013

Death at a seance

While Professor Ormonde was experimenting with a young man named Samuel Bailey, of Primrose Hill Street, Coventry, in conjuring and spiritualism at the Corn Exchange, Coventry, the young man was suddenly taken ill and died on the spot. Derby Daily…

Riot at a wedding

A Polish wedding which was celebrated at Hazleton, Pa., on Christmas Day, was the cause of some sensational occurrences before the close of the day. Ill-feeling has prevailed for a long time between the Austrians and the Poles in the…

Drunk for seven weeks

The discomfort attending a long sea voyage has been successfully avoided by an Englishman named Wren, who crossed the Atlantic the other day in a state of drunkenness so complete that he was unconscious of the fact that he had…

A strange story

An extraordinary story is reported from Prussian Poland. It appears that among the Poles and Hungarians the myth of vampires still finds credence. A country squire at Roslasin, in Posen, died some months ago, his death being speedily followed by…

A singular incident

A melancholy fracas has occurred at Indianapolis owing to an actor being bitten by a dog. It seems that there is an actor there of such exquisite proportions that he is known as the Apollo Belvedere. He was walking in…

Extraordinary restoration of speech

Mr John Underwood, son of Mr William Underwood, of the Fox Inn, Baxter Gate, Loughborough, joined the Marine Artillery about nineteen years ago, and in February last went abroad. He was seized with an attack of paralysis which took away…

An extraordinary cure

The New York Sun gives the story of a cure effected on two violently insane patients in the Hudson County Lunatic Asylum, by the superintendent, Dr George W King, formerly of Springfield, Massachusetts. His successful experiment was to place the…

Cured by lightning

A most extraordinary occurrence is reported from Tupai, says the Perak Pioneer. A Chinaman there, who rears pigs and ducks, was disagreeably surprised one day to find a litter of 11 grunters born with distended hind legs as if they…