Month: December 2013

A lady and her inventions

A lady named Jeannopolo, who was described as having a very active brain which invented things by the dozen, on Thursday sought by an action in the Westminster County Court to obtain from a patent agent named Hughes the return…

An extraordinary scene

A most extraordinary scene took place at the village of Rhodes, near Middleton, on Monday night. It became known that a man who had recently left his wife and children, and, it is said, eloped with a young woman, had…

Drowned in beer

An extraordinary act of suicide is reported as having occurred at the Rutland Arms, Newmarket, on Monday. The keeper of the tap having been missing, was at length found drowned in a butt of beer containing 500 gallons. He appears…

Extraordinary feat

A young man of the name of Harris has undertaken and is now performing the task of walking 1,250 miles in 1,000 successive hours. The spot selected for this arduous undertaking is that portion of the Loughborough Road which lies…

A curious case

A very curious case has just come before the juge de paix of Neuilly. Some time ago, Madame Pluyette, a widow lady of 50, but who still attaches much importance to personal appearance, had the misfortune, in playing with a…

A widow found embracing a corpse

A few evenings ago (says the Troy Press) a gentleman of Somerset, Ky, was returning home from a ride in the country, when, on passing a graveyard, his horse became scared at a white-looking object among the graves. Dismounting and…