Category: Miscellaneous

A lady and her inventions

A lady named Jeannopolo, who was described as having a very active brain which invented things by the dozen, on Thursday sought by an action in the Westminster County Court to obtain from a patent agent named Hughes the return…

Extraordinary feat

A young man of the name of Harris has undertaken and is now performing the task of walking 1,250 miles in 1,000 successive hours. The spot selected for this arduous undertaking is that portion of the Loughborough Road which lies…

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…

An extraordinary scene

Yesterday, a curious scene was witnessed in the Rue Descartes, Paris, where an itinerant vendor of pamphlets was hawking a brochure, “How to Correct Woman,” and loudly crying his wares. A young woman, incensed at the title of the book,…