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…

Fight between football teams

An  exciting scene took place at the Middlewich Station, Cheshire, on Saturday evening, after a football match between Northwich and Crewe. Both teams had assembled on opposite platforms waiting for trains, and whilst they were there they began hooting and…

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 –…

A man hung by a corpse

The Cincinnati Gazette says that on Saturday night last a body snatcher, who had stolen a corpse from a graveyard in the neighbourhood of that city, which he had placed in a bag, was hung while endeavouring to get over…

Escape of a polar bear at Dundee

Great consternation prevailed the other morning in the vicinity of Commercial Street, owing to a polar bear having made his escape and running at large in the streets. It appeared that Mr Woods, Greenmarket, had procured two polar bears, which…