Month: September 2014

Strange birth

A boy in the district of Kirkcaldy who has a passion for chicken-hatching, got a large egg some time ago from some sailors just come from Alexandria, and placed it under a favourite hen, expecting to get a large Egyptian…

A singular story

A strange story is reported from Rodez, a small town in the south of France. A priest was walking – to all appearance quietly enough – down one of the streets, when suddenly a young and good-looking woman who was…

Dancing in a shroud

An American paper publishes a dispatch from Richmond (Va.) which says:- Several months ago Mrs Marion Hillitz, a highly respectable and wealthy German lady, was taken ill, and, in order to receive proper nursing and treatment, was removed to the…