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The Sentinel
The Sentinel
Contributed by Susan

Description: Northern Items

Date: January 3 1866

Newspaper published in: Richmond, Va.

Page/Column: 2/3

Northern Items

-- New York will have next year eleven theatres.

-- STEWART, the NY dry goods prince, owns four theatres.

-- The supper for the 7th Regiment ball in New York will cost 450,000.

-- The sale of articles in the dead letter office is taking place in Washington.

-- Human fingers are among the contents of the Chicago hydrants.

-- Gen KILPATRICK left New York for Chili (sic) on Saturday.

-- Ladies' wigs were found in abundance in the dead letter office in Washington.

-- On Friday, the Government ceded 152,000 acres of swamp and overflowed land to Illinois.

-- Generals WEITZEL and BARNUM have resigned. The latter was recently elected State Prison Inspector in New York.

-- A girl in a paper mill in Bangor found a ring composed of 30 diamonds, among some rags she was picking.

-- A man who had been five hours in his coffin in New York awoke just in time to escape burial.

-- The Maine State prison contains 72 prisoners, costs over $16,000 a year, and supports itself by their labor.

-- It is stated that at least $10,000 a day is yet received at the O'Mahony palace in Union Square on account of the Fenians.

-- The colored people [unreadable] have resolved to send John JONES, one of their number, as a lobby member to Congress.

-- The hair-dressers of New York have introduced the Zebra style, that is, wearing different colored hair in the locks of young ladies whose heads they manipulate.

-- General HOOKER's paralysis has made sad havoc with his fine form and handsome face. It is doubtful whether he will ever look well again. - The Albany Journal.

-- Matrimony is sometimes infelicitous in Illinois. In the town of DeKalb, Henry C. ATWOOD, 18 years of age, shot his wife Addie, who was less than 17 years old.

-- Rev. Alfred OWEN, a Baptist minister at Lynn, Mass., broke through the ice while skating the other day, but was so tall that he touched bottom and escaped injury.

Submitted: 10/17/07 (Edited 10/17/07)

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