Month: November 2014

Bull in a china shop

The strange sight of a bull in a china shop was actually witnessed yesterday in Ilford, from whence the animal was being driven in company with a herd. It rushed into the shop kept by Mr Barnes, and got firmly…

Killed in a mock duel

An inquest was held yesterday at Manchester respecting the death of Thomas William Whalley, aged 19, who was killed in an amateur dramatic performance at the Cathedral Schools on Tuesday night. The deceased took the part of Mercutio in “Romeo…

The Devil a landowner

A correspondent at Helsingfors writes:- The following singular case is troubling the heads of the Finnish lawyers at present. A man died a week or two ago in Pielisjarvi, in the interior of the country, who was said to have…

A headless ghost

Superstition rarely stands in the way of the extension of postal accommodation or convenience; but a case of the kind which recently occurred in the west of Ireland is mentioned by the Postmaster-General in his report issued yesterday. Application was…