Clipped From The Belleville Telescope
Ninety Years Ago (From The Telescope, September 1891) Queen Victoria's health is poor and her physicians regulate her diet more strictly than before. Her fare is limited to meats chopped, carefully selected and prepared and game. She is allowed a little wine at dinner, and at luncheon a single glass of bitter ale. Visitors find a notable increase in the queen's aspect of age. A special to the New York Herald says that ex-President Balmaceda had escaped and was on the high seas under the American flag. His escape was said to have been planned with the assistance of Adm. Brown and would increase the antipathy felt in Chili toward the United States. John Peach, a 14 year old son of Mr. Peach of this city, was kicked by a pony belonging to Mr. A.O. Baldwin. The colts hoof struck him below the eye and chipped out a terrible piece of flesh and making a shocking bad face. Dr. Hardy was called and sewed the wound up and the boy is getting along nicely, but it was a terrible close shave. One of the Dalton boys was overtaken, wounded and captured seventy-five miles west of Muskogee, I.T. The president issued his proclamation opening Indian lands in Oklahoma on the 18th, setting the time for the 22d. Great excitement occurred on the border, boomers everywhere preparing for the rush.