Month: February 2014

A curious race

In Brooklyn under the auspices of the “New York World,” a remarkable race recently took place. The competitors were an elephant, a camel, a horse, a bicycle, and an autocar. The elephant and camel, exhibition animals were ridden by their…

Corpse wins a race

Mail advices from Australia, received at Vancouver (British Columbia), report that James Somerville, a champion bicyclist of Australia, was racing in a cycle carnival at Sydney when he died suddenly. When within 25 yards of the winning post he released…

Married to the wrong brides

From China an extraordinary matrimonial muddle is reported as having occurred through two bridal processions becoming mixed on entering the city barrier gates. The result was that the brides were taken to the houses of the wrong bridegrooms, and the…

A horrible duel

A despatch from Toledo says:- Particulars of a strange duel have just leaked out here through the arrival of W.C. Martins, a wealthy coffee merchant from Mexico. Letters just received from A.A. Germane, a coffee buyer at Tampico, Mex., show…