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Accidents and Offences. THIRTEEN MEN BURIED ALIVE. MARVELLOUS ESCAPE FROM AN INUNDATION. [Newspaper Article] — Wagga Wagga Advertiser and Riverine Reporter — 28 April 1869

Hrcftreitfs antr <2Menm>. TMTTlTEEN MEN BURTBB ALIVE. MAKVELLOUS ESCAPE FROM AN INUNDATION. An accident happened on Wednesday at the Earl of -Dudley's Nine Locks pit The pit is one of considerable *epute, and is usually shown to distiugui-hed visitors to Briefly H/ll. Tho Japanese Ambassadors woro amongst the last visitors of note who wont dov/n it During tho night ten men, threo boys, and six hordes were tn'the pit, all engaged in operations necessary to be performed beforo the day " turn " was begun. Wlmn next morning arrived it was found that an Immense 'quantity of water had got into tho mine. Operations were at once commenced to puinp out the water, but, there were grave fears in the minds of the most ex perienced that the men, if not drowned, would bo suffn cated, the ventilation of tho pit having been entirely destroyed. There was,, however, just a gleam of ho;:i>. At midday the largo engine was throwing water at. tin rate of 160 or 170 tons an hour, and tho ...

Publication Title: Wagga Wagga Advertiser And Riverine Reporter
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
THE DRUNKARDS OFFSPRING. [Newspaper Article] — Wagga Wagga Advertiser and Riverine Reporter — 28 April 1869

TUB iJliUJ\!KALiLi'S OFFSPRING. Before the Pathological Society Dr. Down exhibited a case of arrest of development, in a child tiva years of age, who hud only intellectual condition of 0110 of nine months. She weighed 22 lbs., and measured 2 ft. 8 in. fThero was no deformity, but the child preserved its infantile character. Dr. Down called attention to this case as a typical one of a species of degeneracy of which he had seen several examples; Tliey all possessed tha same physical and mental peonliaiities : they formed, in fact, a natural family. He had Known them to liva to twenty-two years, still remaining permanent infants-* symmetrical in form, just ablti to stand by the side of a cliair, to utter a few monosyllabic sounds, and to ba amused with childish toys. He bad had strong grounds ior holding the opinion tli.it such children were pro created during tho alcoholic intoxication of one or both progenitors. In tho case prtaanled to the sucietj there were no antecedent hereditary...

Publication Title: Wagga Wagga Advertiser And Riverine Reporter
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
ON THE VERGE OF DESTRUCTION. [Newspaper Article] — Wagga Wagga Advertiser and Riverine Reporter — 28 April 1869

ON THE VERGE OF DESTEUOTION. An accident, fortunately unattended with loss of life, happened at the Gosport terminus on Friday. On the arrival of the lost train, tho breaks wero not properly on, and the carriages dashed through tho terminus on to some othor carriages which wero standing empty on tho line. These wero forced forward over the balk of timbor which ordinarily serves asa stop, and thonco dashed against the boundary walls, knocking down two massive pillars, about 10 feet of the dwarf wall, and the iron paliDgs by whioli it was surmounted, the whole being thrown into tho public highway. Some of the passengers were badly bruised, and had to be taken liomoin cabs. On Saturday, as tho down train from Amlwch, due at Gael wen junction, was coming in sight of the station, a heavy fall of sleet rendered the breaks useless, and the train running in tho eDgine struck tho woodon stops, forced them away, and precipitated itself over an embank ment. Fottunatoly four empty wagons wero i...

Publication Title: Wagga Wagga Advertiser And Riverine Reporter
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
ROMANCE IN REAL LIFE. [Newspaper Article] — Wagga Wagga Advertiser and Riverine Reporter — 28 April 1869

I ROMANCE IN MEAL LIFE. I On Wednesday an inquest was hold in Windmill ?itreiit, City-road, upon tho body of Elizabeth Wil'kius, »ged twn years and three month?, who died from starva tion. Margaret Wilkin?, the child's mother, was the daughter of a walthy farmev in Worcestershire, and seven years ago was persuaded by a young medical man to elope. They lived in good stylo at -Islington as limned, and had four children. After some years the fatlior of the young man, wlio is very wealthy, dis covered that the couplo wore not married, and ho insisted on their separation. After somo demur she was sent forth with her youngest child and au allowanco of lOsttiwoek. Afterawhilo the other children were sent to her upon her making a complaint that she v/as not allowed to see thorn, and fartlior assistance was refused. Sho fell into great poverty, and sought a living by singing at music halls. When this failed, she applied to the parish for relief, nnd they allowed hor 3s. a week and three loav...

Publication Title: Wagga Wagga Advertiser And Riverine Reporter
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
ATTEMPTED ASSASSINATION. THE VICEROY OF EGYPT ALL BUT BLOWN UP. [Newspaper Article] — Wagga Wagga Advertiser and Riverine Reporter — 28 April 1869

ATTEMFTJjJJJ ASSASSINATION. THE VICEROY OF EGYPT ALL BUT BLOWN UP. A timely diacovory was made on Friday of an attempt to assassinate the Viceroy. An explosive machine, with a powder train leading to the door, and attached by a tube to the gas pipe, waa found under the seat of the viceregal box in the theatre at Cairo. The "Viceroy was apprised of the projected attempt on his life, and stayed away. The perpetrators are unknown, but several per sons have been arrested on suspicion. His Highness has received the congratulations of the Foreign Ministers and Egyptian functionaries on his escape. This has not been the only attempt. Dr. Russell writes, " A special train from Imnailia conveyed the Viceroy and his suite to Cairo, evidently unsuspectingly, to meet the "Prlnco of Wales. A sinister occurrence occurred on tho journey. On approaching Cairo a kind of detonation was heard ; it sounded to mo like a distant gun, and I took it to be one fired from tho citadel as a signal, but on inqu...

Publication Title: Wagga Wagga Advertiser And Riverine Reporter
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
AWFUL EXCLUSION IN PARIS. [Newspaper Article] — Wagga Wagga Advertiser and Riverine Reporter — 28 April 1869

AWFUL EXCLUSION IN PARIS. Some of our readers know the narrow square on which the Sorbonne at Paris stands. At one af the angles is a house, the ground floor and basement of which are, or rather were, oocupled by M. Yeron Fontaine, a manufacturer of chemical produots. M. Fon taine is, moreover, an inventor, and has been rewarded With the Cross of the Legion of Honour for having disco vered a now explosive substance wherewith to load sub marine torpedoes. This substance is a salt of potassium (picrate de pot-isse the papers call it), and its peculiarity seems to bo that even in a Btate of moisture a slight shock will explode it as readily as if it were dry fulmina ting powder. M. Fontaine had been ordered to pack up a small parcel of a half owt of this compound, and dispatch it to Toulon by rail. About four o'clock 1 2f. Fontaine's son and a friend were experimenting with a new fulminating powder of their own indention. How the accident occurred is (and will no doubt remain) a myster...

Publication Title: Wagga Wagga Advertiser And Riverine Reporter
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
A TFWAETED ELOPEMENT. [Newspaper Article] — Wagga Wagga Advertiser and Riverine Reporter — 28 April 1869

A TFWAETED ELOPEMENT. The daughter of an M.P. was unexpectedly massed recently from the paiontal roof. At tho Victoria railway station it was ascertained that a gentleman and lady had taken through tickota for the Continent A description of the parties was tclegiaphed to the chief of police at Dover, to prevent their crossing the Straits, aud the detectives peered in the carriages on their arrival at the ticket platform, without " spotting" the gentleman, J. L. and were about to await the alighting of the passengers when suddenly the obtrusive glance of tho officials wasnoticed by thegentleman, who immediately stuck his glass in hia eye and thas discovered hi me elf by tho peculiarity. The disappointed couple had the tele gram read to them, and were detained until tho arrival of the young lady's father, an M.P., who represents an Irish constituency. The young lady, who ia a ward in Chancery, ia heiress to £100,000, the legacy of an uncle. This disappointment was not the first experi...

Publication Title: Wagga Wagga Advertiser And Riverine Reporter
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
A THEATRE IN DANGER. [Newspaper Article] — Wagga Wagga Advertiser and Riverine Reporter — 28 April 1869

A THEATRE IN DANGER. At Bath Assiiefi, Charles Watts, 20, y as litter, was charged with aUemptiug to destroy the Bath Theatre, 'i'he prisoner had lor a long time been the gas-iuan o< the Bath Theatre, but in consequence of a disagreement he was discharged. Mr. King, the lessee, owed the prisoner some money, and ho called several times lor the sum, which wan between J£1 and £2. On one of then occasions Mr. King said he ought to liavu come earlier ; and the prisoner n-joiued, "If I cannot gut my mone? one way, I will another." To other people on that d:i> -the 29th of Oetobei-the prisoner loretold an expln don at the theatre. There was to bo a perlorm anoe in the evening, uiifj the gas jut under the stugu was lighted in the morning, but lowered (uot ex tinguished) at four o'clock. About a quarter or iinlf-past live o'clock the mutter carpenter went under neath the stuge ; lio found that the jet was out, that a union joint had beon broken oil', and there was a great escap...

Publication Title: Wagga Wagga Advertiser And Riverine Reporter
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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THE SCIENCE OF DESTRUCTION. ELECTRICAL COAST DEFENCES. [Newspaper Article] — Wagga Wagga Advertiser and Riverine Reporter — 28 April 1869

THE 80IBN0J3 OF DESTRUCTION. ELBCHUOAXi COAST DEFENCES. The Royal Institution, Hko tho rest of tlie world, is becoming positively warlike. It is but a fuw weal;;) ago that wo gave a short; summary of Colonel Jorvois' lec ture ou coast dcfenco, and last weok £lio members as sembled to hoar Mr. Abol, P.R,S., Chemist to tlio War Departmout, give a vory interesting lecture ou " Some applications of electricity to naval and military pur poses," for land or water minos. Franklin in 17f>1, and Priestley in 1707, suggested tho possibility ol' applying the ulectric spark for tlio ignition of gunpowder charges, but tho first practical application was mado by tho French military ongiuners about SO years ago, after Volta had discovered the properties of tha pilo which bears his name. Not long afterwards English military engineers employed the same apparatus to destroy tho Rjutnl Cliff at 'Dover, and remove the wreck of tho Royal George. Since then many in struments have been dovised to act e...

Publication Title: Wagga Wagga Advertiser And Riverine Reporter
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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AN OBSTINATE ELDER. [Newspaper Article] — Wagga Wagga Advertiser and Riverine Reporter — 28 April 1869

AN OBSTINATE ELDER. John Konn, a man 85 years of ago, was indicted at York Assizes as a fraudulent bankrupt. The defendant was made a bankrupt for a debt of £50, and refused upon examination before the County Court Judge to state what bo had done with bis effects, and bad beeii remanded back into Yoil; Castle, and the present prose cation bad been directed against him. On cross-examin ation it appeared that defendant and his wife, an old blind woman, 83 years of ago, lived at Kinvresborongb upon the produac of one cow and charity. Four oi live years ago Wilson had borrowed £10 from the defendant, which ho had repaid to the prisoner'. wife, who had counted the money and said it tt.t right. She said afterwards there were only nine sovereigns, and defendant accused Wilson ol stealing the soveroign. Wilson brought an action for slander in Li>nd->», and not in Yorkshire. Defendant allowed judgment to go by default, and a London jury awarded £50 damages iiguiu&t him. On that...

Publication Title: Wagga Wagga Advertiser And Riverine Reporter
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Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
A " LEAP FOR LIFE." [Newspaper Article] — Wagga Wagga Advertiser and Riverine Reporter — 28 April 1869

" LEAP FOR LIFE:' The audience at the Queen's Theatre, Hull, now 1 occupied by a circus troupe, on Tucsdey were to be enter ' tamed in a variety of ways, one of which was a trapeze 1 performance by two young men calling themselves L*s Freres Trevannion- The performance stems to have : been dcBcribed with graphic accuracy, for it was " a | thrilling and exciting act-the douVje fall for life." : This " leap for life " consists of swinging through thuair ! by the aid of two ropes with rings attached, from a ' perch near the roof of the theatre, immediately over the i front boxes, to a trapeze suspended from the roof at the i other end of tho theatre, suspended from which by the ! legs was the other gymnast ready to catoh his ad- I venturous companion by the waist as he let go his hold of the ropes which had borne him from his perch. The audienco, which was a largo one, the performance being under the patronage of the officers of her Majesty's ship Dauntless, wore watching the movements...

Publication Title: Wagga Wagga Advertiser And Riverine Reporter
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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HOW TO MAKE CHEAP SOAP. [Newspaper Article] — Wagga Wagga Advertiser and Riverine Reporter — 28 April 1869

rrnw TO MAK& CHEAP SOAP. A man named Daniel Brady, of Carlisle, has beom sunt by the Wig ton bench of magistrates to en. >1 for a fortnight, on the charge of hawking without a licence. Tiiu nun travels the country with a horse and cart ladao with what he calls soap, and has been in 'Vinton hawk" I i:ig in a basket wedges of swap ftoai door to door. This ho offered on temptingly tow term*, giving as the reason that it was part; of a In'go quantity which had beon got out of a ship wrecked vessel, and slightly damaged by tho salt wiv:er. Ha would hardly refuse any pike, and tempted many to purchase wedges and small parcels of it. ' One grocer thought h,e saw his way to a dec«n>; thing being rwude oat of the " shipwrecked soap," and invested in som>* t'.oaea of it, but, alas f it "wouldn't wash." In goii!S along the streets calling at the shops and houses >-7itu the inquiry of, " How are you off Sot soupl" thu seller came across Serjeant Douglas, who, though he d-id ...

Publication Title: Wagga Wagga Advertiser And Riverine Reporter
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
CHILD EMIGRANTS. [Newspaper Article] — Wagga Wagga Advertiser and Riverine Reporter — 28 April 1869

CHILD EMIGRANTS. Miss Rye, the philanthropist, to relieve the streets, proposes taking a number of female children to Canada, for placing out in service. They are to be-1, orphans ; 2, children who have been deserted five years ; 3, fonnd lings, also deserted ; and all to be ®f the uge of from five to ten years. She intends to take some (-mull place near London as a sheltering home until the children are ready to start, and another and similar place in Gauada to receive them upon their arrival in that country, from which the children would be draughted as tit and suit able opportunities occurred. She is in treaty for a little property in the village of Niagara for her " Western Wanderers' Homo," and has received many promises of help in "kind" to keep the children on their first arrival, and an assurance from tho people of that district that they will adopt, either for life or to bring up with a view to ultimate service, 25 of the little ones.

Publication Title: Wagga Wagga Advertiser And Riverine Reporter
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
MURDER WHILE SWEETHEARTING. [Newspaper Article] — Wagga Wagga Advertiser and Riverine Reporter — 28 April 1869

MUED'JBIt WEILE 8WEJETEBABTING. At Bristol Assizes, Henry JenkiDs, 522, a shipwright, ?was convicted for tho wilful murder ot Fanny Reeves. She was about 24 years of ago, and had had two ille gitimate children. Tho prisoner, who is now a married man, in tho father of the elder one ; at tho time of the mother's death, and under an. order of adjudication fey the magistrate, ho hn.d to pay 2a. per week tO« wards the fluid's support. Latterly he had got into arrears. Ou tho lG;h of October tho deceased told he? mothev that c-hu wan going to meet Heury Jenkins, and the same night she was brought home to the houso nearly dead, having been got out of the river Avon on the New cut. She died the day after. The ques tion was how did tho deceased got into tho water ? Ou the part of the prosecution it was charged that the prisoner wilfully pushed her in, with the intention of drowning her, but it was admitted that unless a declaration to that eilVct made by the rlecenvcd shortly before her deat...

Publication Title: Wagga Wagga Advertiser And Riverine Reporter
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
SETTING UP AN OBELISK. [Newspaper Article] — Wagga Wagga Advertiser and Riverine Reporter — 28 April 1869

SETTING UP AN OBELISE. Colonel Sir James Alexander and Sir Charles Tra velyan are both anxious that Cleopatra's Needle, which belongs to us, and which is now ljing half buried in the sand near Alexandria, should be brought to England and placed somewhere on the Thames Embankment. As an inducement to this, Sir James states that the needle is 64 feet long, weighs 284 tons, and has been considerably damaged by the donkey boys, who chip pieces off it as souvenirs for Vandal travellers. The cost of transport, Sir James thinks, would be £8,000, "provided there were no job in the matter," .which, of course, thero would bo. The most difficult and most expensive part of the work would have to be accomplished wheu the obolisk had reached England ; for the cost of setting up the unwieldy monolith would probably raise the total to £30,000. It cost neatly a million of francs to establish the obelisk of Luxor, in tho Place de la Concorde, and the dilliculty of the feat was so great that the money...

Publication Title: Wagga Wagga Advertiser And Riverine Reporter
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
MORE WORKHOUSE REVELATIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Wagga Wagga Advertiser and Riverine Reporter — 28 April 1869

MOBS W0BE30USE SB VIOLATIONS. I An inquiry,which almost rivals that which took placo at Farnham, has been hold at UlvoratonoWbrkhonso, Lancu shire, by Mr. Canoand Mr. Fleming, Poor-law inspectors, into cortuin charges brought by the medical officer, Mr. Cranlco, against the master, Mr. Trougbton, who, it ap pears, had boon promoted to tho office from tho situation of porter. A variety of extraordinary irrogulurities were exposed, which, if we wero so inclined, might properly bo designated by a much harshor name. Thus a woman labouring under scarlet fever was ordered into the body of the house, contrary to the directions of tho medical officer, and set to nurse an infant, v?bich, of course, took tha diseaso. An inmate of the name of Cxiizudal'a was placed iu charge of the school-boys. He sold them broad at tha rate of three slices lor h half penny. Ho carriod on a trade in toys ; wont iu and out when ho pleasod without tho master's leave ; thrashed tho boya till thoy wero black and b...

Publication Title: Wagga Wagga Advertiser And Riverine Reporter
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
SOUNDING STONES. [Newspaper Article] — Wagga Wagga Advertiser and Riverine Reporter — 28 April 1869

SOUNDING STONES. The ancient magicians appear to have been very suc cessful in turning to their puvpjsua tho propertios of sound. In the labyrinth of Egypt, which contained twelves palaces aud 1,500 subteiraueau apartment, tho god wero made to speak in a voice of thunders: and l'liny, who lived at this time, informs us that some of the palaces were so constructed that their doors could not be oponed without tho peals of thunder being heard in the Interior. Duriuo Uyatnapou uuocl to improoa the divinity of hia character upon his .subjects by the bursts of thunder and Hushes of lightning which ac companied their devotions; and ic i3 thought that in the subterraneous and vaulted apirtmants of the Egyptian labyriuths, tho reverberated sounds arising from the mere opening aud shutting of the doors themselves afford a sullicient imitation of ordinary thunder to impose upou the crewulous worshippers. Sir David Brewster conjectures that the method used in our modern theatres was known to th...

Publication Title: Wagga Wagga Advertiser And Riverine Reporter
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A REALLY UNITED KINGDOM. [Newspaper Article] — Wagga Wagga Advertiser and Riverine Reporter — 28 April 1869

I - . I A BE ALLY UNIT3D KINGDOM. i A proposal has been made to*unito Ireland aud Scot land by moans of a railway tunnel. Tito entrance to the proposed tunnel on tins Iiis-h side is to no from a point about midway between Cushedeu arjd Ouslicndall, . on the coast of Antrim, anr), on tho Scotch side, at Oltn i strone, from whence it will run tlirouuh the head «f tbe i Mull of Cantyre. Tho total length of the tunnel under j water would be 14 miles three furlongs, and it is said , that the ground through which it would havo to be made is exactly suited for tunnelling operations, and the sand stone for lining it can be had iu any quantity on the Irish side. It is proposed to construct the tunnel for a single line only, the extreme depth being 21 feet, and the clear width at tho level of the rails 15ft. It id proposed, j however, to lay down three inches of rails to accommo | date wide and narrow gauge carriages. The estimated j time occupied is uudor six years, and the cost under j four...

Publication Title: Wagga Wagga Advertiser And Riverine Reporter
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PROVINCIAL. A NARROW ESCAPE. [Newspaper Article] — Wagga Wagga Advertiser and Riverine Reporter — 28 April 1869

PROVINCIAL. A NAllUOW B 80 APE. I Gaorge Lseton wus indicted at the Hunts Assizes for | the wilful murder of Saruh Leeton, at KimholUm. Tho deceased and the prisoner, mother and BOD, lived in the I same cottage, she being 84 years of nge, and he past I middle age. There had been quarrels between them, end threats on his part (so it was said) to "do'' for her. The old woman wa3 seen alivo on the 29th. At three next morning prisoner called a neighbour to see his mother, " who was dead." The neighbour "ouud her inNbed, lying on her stomach, with her facs forwards, her left hand over her forehead, and her ifejvi hand at the hack of her head. Tho countc: was twisted round her neck; her right inee and right hand cut. She had two hole in the right knee, and was much bruised about the body. Prisoner and deceased occupied beds in the same room, placed close together, and while her beddHthes were rough and tumbled, hi-s bed did not seem tt> ^ave beeD slept in. The day after the prisoner sa...

Publication Title: Wagga Wagga Advertiser And Riverine Reporter
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MEET PUNISHMENT. [Newspaper Article] — Wagga Wagga Advertiser and Riverine Reporter — 28 April 1869

MUST PUNISHMENT. Janes Adams, living at DO, Newland, Northampton, was brought up at Guildhall for the following offence. Prisoner was a' jobbing butcher, who went about tho country buying beasts that had died from any cause whatever, sometimes Bending them up to the London market for sale. On the 14th of December he sont the carcase of a pig up to tho now meat market, in such an inflamed and diseased condition that it was unfit for food. A summons was taken out, but prisoner ab sconded, and eventually a warrant overtook him when ho thought the matter hod passed over. The prisoner had been committed for trinl to the Old Bailey for a similar offence, and got off. Evidence was given of the delivery of the meat, aud its diseased condition, after which Mr. Went, of Northampton, said that ho had a sow which died in tho night, and ho sold it to the defendant for 5s. She had been ill for somo time, and suffered great inflammation, besides which she was in young, and had fifteen little pigs ...

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