Topic Proportions

Topic Percent
accidents, particularly fires
72.41%
weather
13.79%
death notices
3.45%
legislature
3.45%
maritime news, esp. naval and blockade
3.45%
military orders, e.g. conscriptions
3.45%
From the Mon., Jun. 09, 1862 issue

—A soldier took shelter in the portico of the First Baptist Church on saturday, during the rain, and placed his gun against one of the pillars. Shortly afterward, by some accident, the weapon was knocked down, and exploding, lodged the ball in his shoulder. An army surgeon passing at the time rendered the necessary assistance. The wound inflicted upon the unfortunate soldier was very severe.