Category: Crime

Singular fatality

A despatch from Dayton, Ohio, dated June 16, states that the Hon. Mr Vallandigham accidentally shot himself that day at Lebanon. It appears the deceased was present as leading counsel for the defence of a man named McGehan, who was…

Riot at a wedding

A Polish wedding which was celebrated at Hazleton, Pa., on Christmas Day, was the cause of some sensational occurrences before the close of the day. Ill-feeling has prevailed for a long time between the Austrians and the Poles in the…

Massage, hypnotism and murder

St. Petersburg, Saturday – the Criminal Court of Appeal has just been called upon to deal with a sensational case of hypnotic influence. A young lady named Roumyantseff, the only child of a wealthy resident of Varzin, had become infatuated…

Shocking scene at a grave

The Kilkenny Moderator on Wednesday reported a magisterial investigation at the local sessions which disclosed a shocking scene in St Patrick’s graveyard, at the funeral of a woman named Mary Holland, who had been married twice. When the coffin arrived…

Serious Salvation Army riot

A riot took place on the 23rd March at Weston-super-Mare, in connection with the Salvation Army. A rival procession was got up, and marched forth under a banner inscribed with the words, “The Skeleton Army”. Coming into the vicinity of…

Extraordinary occurrence in Hungary

The Daily News Pesth correspondent, writing on Thursday night, says – A painful and extraordinary incident occurred yesterday at Raab. A convict, 23 years old, named Takacs, was hanged for the murder of two women. After the execution he was…

A fearful vendetta

A despatch to the Chicago Times says: Señora Amastus Rubio de Pascadera, a woman bandit, was buried by the side of her lover at San Antonio, Zacatecas, Mexico, on the 17th ult. In early womanhood her intended husband was killed…

Singular superstition

At Dunmow on Tuesday, Charles and Peter Brewster, father and son, two labouring men, were charged with misbehaving themselves towards Susan Sharpe, wife of an army pensioner, living at High Easter, in a manner likely to lead to a breach…