I've have been unable to find out any more information about this short but strange story but here it is anyway.
Great excitement prevails in the Chinese city of Shanghae, consequent upon the supposed discovery of a miraculous fountain of blood, which spouts out from the wall upon the persons of all who come near it.
It's from the The Troy Herald., Troy Missouri, October 1, 1873. Also from that same issue:
For knocking out the last tooth his mother-in-law had, a California man has had to pay $100. A Glasgow manufacturer has turned out a palanquin umbrella thirty-two feet in circumference. It is designed to keep the sun off an African chief.
Recent studies indicate that women find a man holding a guitar sexier than the same man without the guitar. As a guy who has played guitar in public for years I have my doubts about this. posted by Prof. Hex at 6:09 PM
"Mr. Peter Coleman, of Gallapin, Texas, is the most methodical murderer we have read about for many a day. Peter recently went to an undertaker's and ordered a coffin for a neighbor named Smead, hired a grave-digger and four carriages, and then hunted up Smead and shot him."
-The Red Cloud Chief, October 9, 1873 (Red Cloud, Webster County, Nebraska)
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