Category: Love and marriage

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…

The wrong bride

A London correspondent writes:- A strange story has reached me which, I am assured notwithstanding its strangeness, is well authenticated. It appears that a well-known curate of a church in the north-eastern section of London was the other morning about…

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…

The beardless man

A St Louis woman waked up the other night and putting out her hand touched the smooth face of an unknown man. She jumped out of bed and screamed for help. Her brother, who slept in the next room, entered,…

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…

Her husband tickling her feet

On Thursday last week, a very serious charge was preferred against a man named Michael Puckridge, who resides at Winbush, a small village in Northumberland. The circumstances, as detailed before the board of guardians, are of a harrowing nature. It…