Category: Family

Killed by joy

The postman knocked at the door of Peter Kitchen, a well-known florist, Wortley, Leeds, on Sunday and delivered a letter bearing the Bloemfontein postmark. It was from Mr Kitchen’s son, a member of the Ambulance Corps with No. 9 Field…

An extraordinary will

The American newspapers contain particulars of the remarkable will of Dr Everett Wagner, of Banksville. The testator, reflecting that he was shunned by his relatives – “who cannot, now that I am dying, do too much for my comfort –…

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…

A slave story

The following extraordinary case occurred in Mississippi, under the slave law of that state. A planter was afflicted with a loathsome disease. So offensive were the ulcers that he was deserted by his white friends: and while thus afflicted and…

Strange scene at a wake

A strange scene took place a few days ago at a wake at Tanner’s Hill, Deptford. An inmate of the Greenwich Union, named Mary Scott, had died, and the body was taken to the house of her two daughters, where…