Monday, April 17, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - April 17

Rochester, New York, USA

1851  Musings

Certain ingenious and enterprising physicians in Rochester, New York, have discovered that the succubes, or female spirits, that have caused the famous spirited knockings, are all 'knock-kneed!' Marrying men must look sharp before they commit themselves. - Boston Post.

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New-Hampshire Patriot -  New Hampshire -  April 17, 1851
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San Francisco, California, USA

1866 - TERRIBLE EXPLOSION -- GREAT LOSS OF LIFE.
San Francisco, Monday, April 16.

A terrible explosion of what was supposed to be nitro glicerine, occurred at a 1:15 o'clock to-day, near WELLS, FARGO & Co.'s building. The explosion shook the earth like an earthquake for a circle of a quarter of a mile.

SAMUEL KNIGHT, Superintendent of Wells, Fargo & Co.'s Express, died in half an hour of injuries received. G. W. BELL, Supervisor and... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  April 17, 1866
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Utica, New York, USA

1869  Four boys, the eldest seventeen years, have been arrested in Utica, N. Y., for robbing freight cars on the Central Railroad.

They all plead guilty, and implicated a man named Wm. Ferry as the instigator of the robbery. It is thought their plunder, since the commencement of operations, will amount to fully $100,000.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  April 17, 1869
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Gloversville, New York, USA

1895 - KILLED BY A FALLING BUILDING - THE COLLAPSE OF THE TIETZ BLOCK IN GLOVERSVILLE, N. Y., CAUSES THE DEATH OF TWO MEN - TWO INJURED.
Gloversville, N. Y., April 16 - The walls of the new Tietz Building collapsed about noon to-day, causing the death of two painters and injuring two plumbers.

The list of dead and injured:
FREEMAN, J. A., plumber; injured about the head.
KARG, JOHN, plumber's helper; scalp cut and back injured.
VEEDER, ABRAM, painter; crushed to death.
VEEDER, WASHINGTON, painter; crushed to death.

A... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  April 17, 1895
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Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada

1896  French Canadian Immigration

SHERBROOKE, Que., April 17. - The exodus of the French Canadians into the United States goes one uninterruptedly. Fully 250 French Canadians from eastern Quebec left here last night via the Boston & Maine railroad for the United States, and 150 more left via the Grand Trunk railway. Railroad people say that the daily average of French Canadian emigrants passing through Sherbrooke is about 100.

Decatur Daily Republican -  Decatur, Illinois -  April 17, 1896
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Burlington, Vermont, USA

1900  LOSSES BY FIRE.

BURLINGTON, Vt., April 16. - Fire to-day caused a loss of $20,000 to Spaulding, Kimball & Co.'s wholesale grocery and destroyed a warehouse of the Burlington Grocery Company. The loss on the latter was $35,000.

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  April 17, 1900
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Wethersfield, Connecticut, USA

1914 - New Trial for Mrs. Bessie J. Wakefield
WETHERSFIELD, Conn., April 16. - Mrs. Bessie J. Wakefield was awakened from a sound sleep late to-night and informed by the prison matron that a new trial had been granted to her.

"Is it really true?" she asked. Being reassured, she cried: "Thank the Lord!" Then she broke down, sobbing hysterically.

Mrs. Wakefield and James Plew were sentenced on Nov. 5 last to be hanged for the murder of... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  April 17, 1914
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA

1956 - FLOOR OF BRIDGE DROPS; COUPLE IN FALLING CAR HURT.
Cedar Rapids News -
The concrete floor of the bridge over Prairie Creek on C street SW collapsed at noon Monday and a Worthington Acres couple were injured when their car plunged into the void and turned over.
Injured were MR. and MRS. GEORGE D. WASENDORF. He is 56, MRS. WASENDORF is 40.

MRS. WASENDORF was most seriously hurt. She suffered a broken right leg, lacerations about the face and... Read MORE...

Cedar Rapids Gazette -  Cedar Rapids, Iowa -  April 17, 1956
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Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA (Valley Falls) (Ashton) (Cumberland Hill)

1967 - It Was Good Ski Season For New England Resorts
...Rhode Island ski resorts survived abnormal warm weather in January to record a good season, with one exception. The January snow lack was balanced by good falls in other months plus many cold nights for the making of machine snow.

Three of the four resort owners in Rhode Island listed 30 percent more days of skiing than in the previous season. The exception was the state reservation at... Read MORE...

The North Adams Transcript -  North Adams, Massachusetts -  April 17, 1967
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