Newspaper Article Lucky-Dip

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In this episode we had 3 articles out the hat;

– A missing cat who returns.

– Boiler furnaceman takes unauthorised break.

– Express train wreck on the Pennsylvania line, Harrisburg, USA. Acts of heroism related. [Trigger warning for details of the injured and dead.]

In this episode we had 3 articles out the hat, 1 of which was a 2-parter;

– King Edward has an accident with some “peasants.”

– Elderly man want to die at his wife’s graveside.

– Reverend mountain climber has a crazy accident on Ben Nevis.

In this episode we had 4 articles out the hat;

– Vesuvius erupts.

– Man gets cholera because wife won’t feed him properly.

– Train gets caught in a tornado.

– Runaway tram cars in Glasgow.

In this episode we had 5 articles out the hat;

– Photo of 4 generations.

– Man attempts to murder woman who spurned his advances.

– Poisonous wallpapers and how to tell if your paper has arsenic included.

– Noted pedestrian “Blind Jimmy” is injured.

– Draper killed on a railway in a horrific manner.

In this episode we had 4 articles out the hat;

– Fife gunner injured in his face during a “sham fight.”

– A machinery operator escapes death in a crazy way.

– Express train runs into a crowd of people in the USA.

– Woman steals a child’s jacket right off his back in public.

In this episode we had 4 articles out the hat;

– Dr William’s Pink Pills for Pale People advertisement.

– Toy railway accident in the Isle of Man.

– Robbery in Linlithgow.

– Man enters strangers house and steals child in front of its mother.

In this episode we had 4 articles out the hat;

– Polish miner has explosives go off inside Glasgow train.

– Report of the total number of people killed/injured on US railways.

– Baron considers himself beyond the authority of others.

– Albino man killed in English railway station.

In this episode we had 4 articles (technically 6) out the hat;

– Maid carelessly causes explosion of gunpowder.

– Paisley Engineer bites rescuer in the face.

– Stanley Condor embarks on perilous journey aged 10. Then again aged 11.

– Great Britain promotes and nurtures the opium trade.

In this episode we had 5 articles out the hat;

– Assault by an English soldier deemed a prank.

– Man has a portion of his spine replaced with that of a dog in Canada.

– Drowning boy rescued.

– Man swallowed up on English street.

– Train falls over embankment in Santa Barbara.

In this episode we had 5 articles out the hat;

– Little girl hits her head and dies.

– Woman falls down stairs and dies.

– Glasgow boy earns himself 4 years in reformatory for taking day trips through to Edinburgh.

– Archbishop of Canterbury has a lucky narrow escape.

– Crazy man drops boy head-first over wall 12 feet high.

In this episode we had 4 articles out the hat;

– 5 childrens’ bodies found in Glasgow’s Southern Necropolis.

– 2 men fall 25 feet from scaffolding within a church.

– Man shoots his sweetheart twice in the face on a train, she survives. He shoots himself and succeeds.

– Young man has his hand removed by a circular saw while playing about.

In this episode we had 5 articles out the hat;

– Driver dies in terrible accident leaving runaway train driverless in New York.

– Constable in daring rescue of drowning man.

– Sad story of a comatose man and his wife in Germany.

– Correspondence by cheese.

– Dare Devils, specifically Looping the Loops.

In this episode we had 3 articles out the hat;

– Car with 13yr old driver hit by train killing the passengers.

– Monkey causes chaos in Glasgow.

– Italian/Hungarian/Russian shoots, stabs, & assaults varying members of ship’s crew.

In this episode we had 4 articles out the hat;

– Lead actor of early cinema killed in train scene.

– Potato bugs numerous enough to stop trains.

– 2 trains collide causing a railway disaster, Wyoming, US.

– Eccentric old man and his doings in Greenock, up the Lyle Hill.

In this episode we had 4 articles out the hat;

– How train drivers dealt with stray sheep/cattle in New Zealand.

– British colonialists treat those they shell like children.

– Sad story of Japanese etiquette.

– Tobacconist caught adding gunpowder to the cigarettes he sold.

In this episode we had 4 articles out the hat;

– Fears over reduced population (labouring workforce) due to increased emigration from Ireland.

– Iroquois Theatre burns down in Chicago killing hundreds in the rush to escape.

– Child found guilty, in court, of calling his teacher names.

– Scotsman awarded for rescuing the French wine industry.

In this episode we had 4 (5) articles out the hat;

– War Correspondent outlines how girls are to be raised in order to be useful to society.

– Cartridge left on a boiler explodes in man’s hands.

– Sir Walter Scott Anniversary and the deficit of Scottish history taught in Scottish schools.

– Anyone employed in the Chinese military to be beheaded for opium use.

– Woman insists upon obtaining a small piece of the gallows to cure her son.

In this episode we had 3 articles out the hat;

– Woman takes on the spirit of Jenny Geddes in Inverurie. (https://randomscottishhistory.com/201…)

– Baby Farmers found guilty of not updating authorities on the number of children obtained.

– 2 year old child sleeping on railway tracks is run over by train, doesn’t wake up.

In this episode we had 5 articles out the hat;

– Outbreak of Mumps, German Measles, and Whooping Cough, keeps children from school.

– 10mph “Furious Driving” on the Gallowgate, Glasgow.

– Drunk train driver attacked by his fireman in order to evade accident in Copenhagen. 500 children onboard.

– Lamplighter cut in half due to the “culpable meddlesomeness of a passenger,” in Portobello.

– Illinois railway incident. 4 killed, 9 injured.

In this episode we had 4 articles out the hat;

– Poacher and “splendid athlete” escapes from Aberdeen jail.

– 5 out of 6 children burned to death in boiling tar incident within a home in Bristol.

– Man falls 50 feet in linoleum factory, Kirkcaldy.

– Fresh brown water.

In this episode we had 3 articles out the hat;

– Carriages fall from New York’s elevated railway due to Pointsman’s error.

– Sea Serpent in the Highlands. (https://randomscottishhistory.com/202…)

– Man mistaken for Otter and shot.

In this episode we had 5 articles out the hat;

– 3 men entombed in quarry accident in Longniddry.

– Airship trial goes wrong in New York.

– Darwin Award obtained by young man who accidentally shot himself.

– 3 young boys from the Gallowgate, Glasgow, walk to Stafford to witness Palmer’s hanging. Only 1 comes back.

– Man throws himself out of Bournemouth train window. Tram driver cuts his own throat on train in Marske. Man shoots himself on Ilford to Fenchurch Street train.

In this episode we had 4 articles out the hat;

– Man suddenly shoots up a family funeral in Baltimore.

– Express trains collide in England, telescoping, & killing 3.

– 2 sisters fall from Loch-Nagar and have to wait hours for rescue.

– Child swapped for linen for a joke. Or was it..?

In this episode we had 5 articles out the hat;

– Farmer finds corpse of wife he though was away seeing friends.

– University of Chicago professor makes his female students’ flesh creep.

– Spate of random, non-linked, jug attacks in Glasgow.

– Horrific tobogganing accident in Helensburgh.

– Passenger decides, in the face of opposition, to leave moving train.

In this episode we had 5 (technically 6) articles out the hat;

– Multimillionaire overpays for lunch in the best of ways.

– 30 to 40 lives put at risk & 15 die attempting to save 2.

– Man blows up cashier & himself inside Philadelphia National Bank.

– Smoking husband sets wife’s dress alight, killing her.

– Bird goes straight through train windscreen into driver’s eye.

– An idea of the crimes that earned the criminal death in return.

In this episode we had 4 (technically 6) articles out the hat;

– Unsuspecting teen & others blown up by explosive material left at a factory doomed for demolition.

– Snails make Algerian railway lines too slippery.

– Report of a 4 year old girl’s first and, sadly, last day of school as she was fatally knocked down on her way there.

– Englishman eaten by coyotes in Monterey, Mexico.

– Argyll & Sutherlandshire Highlander falls to his death from Stirling Castle.

– Intimation of the death of hardy George Watson.

In this episode we had 3 (technically 4) articles out the hat;

– A series of “Hairbreadth Escapes” from around the world.

– Fitter killed in the horrific workplace accident when he got caught in “revolving shafting.”

– Colliery railway incident as workers embarked to head home after a night shift, with one man killed as a result.

– Another series, this time relating significant railway accidents in the UK between 18th of June, 1880, and the 28th of December, 1906.

In this episode we had 5 articles out the hat;

– Old woman found up chimney in someone else’s house in the Gorbals.

– Lions escape from a train in France. Even those remaining in their cages are shot and killed.

– Lad brings back a barrel of what he assumes to be butter and is more than shocked when a hot poker he uses to open it ignites the gunpowder within injuring the house occupants.

– Man without enough money to travel straps himself under a train for a 30 hour journey across Europe.

– Black Watch soldier dies after falling from Edinburgh Castle.

In this episode we had 5 (technically 7) articles out the hat;

– Woman apparently jumps out a window to her death after being unable to get money from her husband for drink.

– Lad about to join the Irish Fusiliers misses his train and is found drowned.

– Lass gets her hair caught in machinery and dies of fractured skull in Leith.

– Cost to Leith’s Public Health Department due to a breakout of Bubonic Plague.

– 2 men charged with “furious Driving” on the Gallowgate.

– Royal Garrison Artillery gunner has his arms blown off during royal salute.

– Train disaster in Michigan when the driver of one of the colliding trains ignored the warning signals.

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