Tag: paris

Strange story of a broken wooden leg

At the Gingerbread Fair yesterday (writes the Paris correspondent of the London Evening News) a young man named Thinet was imprudent enough to venture too close to a velocipede roundabout, and being caught by the leg in the machinery, was…

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,…