Month: November 2013

A slave story

The following extraordinary case occurred in Mississippi, under the slave law of that state. A planter was afflicted with a loathsome disease. So offensive were the ulcers that he was deserted by his white friends: and while thus afflicted and…

A corpse in a house for 20 years

A curious discovery was made at Birmingham on the 9th inst. An old man, named William Owen, who has been living by himself for the last eight or nine months at Hockley Hill, and been known in the neighbourhood as…

Extraordinary will

A year ago an extraordinary will was proved at Pesth, whereby the testator, a physician named Goldberger de Buda, left half his fortune – about a quarter of a million florins – to accumulate for the benefit of posterity until…

Delicacy and drowning

The Hampshire Telegraph, in its “Naval Section,” relates the following curious story from Bermuda:- “A party of blue-jackets were returning from Hamilton by steamboat, having just been on general leave, when a quarrel took place. According to my information one…