January 25th 1894, 21:30
Fort wrote in New Lands (1923) of lights involved with earthquake activity. ‘At Llanthomas and Clifford, cities considerably less than 20 miles west of Hereford, a outstanding light was noticed in the sky, an explosion was heard, and a quake was felt. Half an hour later … at Stokesay Vicarage, Shropshire, was witnessed … an illumination so amazing that for 50 percent a minute anything was virtually as visible as by daylight.’
The South Wales Echo (23/04/1894) noted that a household in Mountjoy Avenue was stated to be haunted – and that a team of boys who had taken to loitering and keeping view for the ghost experienced broken all the home windows by throwing stones. Charles Edwards was blessed to get the scenario dismissed from the police court with a caution.
Seeing FOR A GHOST. A juvenile delusion at Newport – An perception has acquired abroad that a household in Mountjoy-steet, Newport, is haunted in consequence, the boys in the neighbourhood assemble spherical in teams at night time, in the vain hope of catching a glimpse of the spectral visitor. Even though waiting for the ghost the lads have whiled away the time with throwing stones at the home windows, right until all the latter have been broken. Charles Edwards, 1 of the lads appeared at the borough law enforcement-court to response a demand of throwing a stone. – Edwards stated that the stone was a marble. – “What,” explained the magistrates’ clerk, “you never be expecting to hit a ghost with a marble?” – Head Constable Sinclair advised the courtroom that owing to the a lot of problems created by residence entrepreneurs two policemen in basic dresses had been put on responsibility. – In the specific circumstance the prosecutor did not want to progress, and the lad was dismissed with a warning.
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