Isle of Wight Observer March 19 1870
To the Editor of the Isle of Wight Observer Mr Editor, I enclose you a simple and inexpensive recipe for preventing the spread of contagion, hoping that you will insert it in the Observer, as this method is the one in use in the Austrian Military hospitals. Take as much gunpowder as will lie on a fourpenny piece, put it into an iron spoon or small vessel, then place on the powder a piece of live coal out of the fire. The fumes of this will purify the air and ought to be used twice a day, both in and outside the sick room. Care must be taken not to take the powder flask near the fire.
Hoping this remedy may be followed both in the Ryde Infirmary and elsewhere,
I am &c
LOOK OUT FOR YOUR LARDERS
We last week reported a daring robbery on the Strand. Another such operation has proved successful at a house in Spencer-road, where a party had been given and in consequence there was a larger quantity of cold victuals than usual in the pantry, which the thieves managed to get safely away.
RYDE PETTY SESSIONS
Tuesday: before T Leach Esq (chairman); Le Marchant Thomas Le Marchant Esq; Col the Hon Somerset J G Calthorpe, and Major Atherley
BREAKING THE ISLE OF WIGHT RAILWAY COMPANY’S BYE-LAWS
William Tollervey pleaded guilty to a charge of breaking the above company’s bye-laws by falling out of one of their carriages while in a state of inebriety, on the 10th inst. defendant at the same time stating that he had only imbibed fourpenny worth of brandy, but that was too much for his weak nerves.
The Bench reminded defendant that had he been killed or injured the probability is that the company may have been called on for compensation, and fined him 10s, and costs, which was immediately paid.