St. Louis Post Dispatch
St. Louis Post Dispatch
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Description: Odd Stories.

Date: November 10 1882

Newspaper published in: St. Louis, MO

Only seven days elapsed after the wedding of a man at Dubuque before he eloped with the bride's cousin.

Mrs Mary AUSTIN, of Washington, Ga., who recently died, had been the mother of forty-four children. Among her children were six sets of triplets.

A boy fell from a fourth story window of a mill in Lewiston, Me., and was caught by his trousers on a high picket fence. He suffered no apparent injury.

A spring in St. Tammany parish, La., pours fourth clear, cold water all day, but at sunset goes suddenly dry, discharging no water until the sun again rises.

Near the center of a white oak tree recently cut in Carter county, Ky., a stone weighting over oe pound was found. The wood had grown solidly around it.

The seventieth anniversary of the wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Josiah HURD, of Bennington, Vt., has just been celebrated in the house where they began housekeeping. They are 91 and 87 years of age respectively.

The Rev. J. P. JAY of Memphis, refused communion to an excommunicated member of his church, and the latter attempted to whip him. The dominic was equal to the occasion, and the other is in the hospital.

At a Methodist camp-meeting at Graham, N.C., a boy fourteen years of age, who had been dumb from his birth, suddenly sprang to the preacher's platform, and in a clear voice professed religion and became an exhorter.

An investigation as to the cause of the failure of a chronometer clock in Presque Isle, Me., to keep good time, revealed a large cord of a spider's web attached to the lower end of the pendulum, thus shortening the stroke.

A Connellsville, Pa., sportsman shot a duck on the river, and it was quickly dragged beneath the surface of the water. George ELLERD trolled about he spot the next day and captured a pike weighing twenty-one pounds, in whose stomach was the stolen duck.

On his wedding day, July 10, 1877, Charles EMERSON, of Indianapolis, engraved the date and the names of himself and wife on a silver half dollar and spent it in Pittsburg. In a payment to him last week by his employers he received back the marked half dollar.

A Toronto lady, in her hurry to start for church, took from a closet a pair of her husband's trousers by mistake for her dolman, threw them across her arm, and did not discover her mistake until she had thrown the trousers over the back of the pew in front of her.

With only 1,200 population, Union Springs, N.Y., has eight churches. The last, now being built, has only one male and six female members. It is the result of a legacy requiring its erection within a stated period to prevent the money from going in another direction.

A man at Wheatland, Cal., requested the Rev. Mr. STROBALL to come and pray with a member of his family who was sick. After the clergyman had accompanied him a short distance the man compelled him, at the muzzle of a pistol, to deliver over his watch and chain and the little money he had.

The twin daughters of Bishop ANDREWS were wedded to Dr. LOVETT and Judge MERRIWEATHER, of Newton, Ga., but both brides soon died. The widowers then married two more of the Bishop's daughters. For the second time they were bereaved, and they have for the third time married sisters.

Here is a mesmeric tale that comes from Oregon. A woman named FURNES, a professional clairvoyant, became enamored of a young banker at Portland, and mesmerized him at one of her sittings. T he done, she joined hands with him and they were married by a minister present, whom she mesmerized for the purpose.

Submitted: 08/06/10

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