Typo: A Monthly Newspaper and Literary Review, Volume 1
Mr Henry Stephenson, of the firm of Stephenson, Blake, & Co., has been elected Mayor of Sheffield.
We regret to see recorded in our English files, the death in December last, at the age of 59, of Mr Richard Furnival, the head of the Reddish ironworks, and whose name is specially associated with improvements in guillotine cutting machinery. The business is carried on by Mr Furnival's sons.
An English telegram, dated 10th February, records the death of Mrs Henry Wood, novelist and editor of the Argosy. Mrs Wood, who was born in 1820, was the daughter of Mr T. Price, glove manufacturer, of Worcester, whose literary tastes she inherited. She was married early. Her first novel, « Danesbury House, » which gained a £100 prize from the Scottish Temperance League, was published in 1860. « East Lynne, » the most popular of her numerous works, appeared in 1861.
During a storm recently electricity entered the Advertiser office at Dandenong, Victoria, with a loud report like the sound of an explosion, and filled the office with smoke and flame. Several compositors were more or less injured. One was lifted up and thrown violently down, both legs being paralysed for a time. His trousers were singed, and his feet discolored. After a few minutes he revived, but was very much shaken.