Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - May 23

Rockland, Maine, USA

1853 - Destructive Fire at Rockland. FIFTY THREE BUILDINGS DESTROYED.
We learn from Capt. LAMBERT of HODGMAN & Co's. Express, and MR. MITCHELL of LIBBEY'S Express, who came up yesterday in the Penobscot, that a fire broke out in Rockland on Sunday morning at 2 o'clock, in the store of SAM'L. PILLSBURY, which proved very destructive and must be severely felt as it burnt out almost the entire portion of the business part of the town destroying fifty-three buildings... Read MORE...

Bangor Daily Whig And Courier -  Bangor, Maine -  May 23, 1853
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Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, USA

1882 - Traveled in a Box
A Young Man's Trip from Chippewa Falls to Montreal.

Montreal Star: There arrived at the Hochelaga Depot this morning enroute for Sorel, a queer looking box about six feet long, two wide, and sixteen inches high, fitted with rude handles at each end. In it lay a stout, able-bodied young man, 22 years of age, who had traveled in that cramped position all the way from Chippewa Falls, Wis., having ... Read MORE...

Oshkosh Daily Northwestern -  Oshkosh, Wisconsin -  May 23, 1882
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Beloeil, Verchères, Québec, Canada (St-Mathieu-de-Beloeil)

1888  A Farm Sinks Into the Earth

MONTREAL, May 22. - A report comes from Beloeil that 15 acres belonging to a farmer named Roberts, and which was ploughed and ready for sowing, has sunk a distance of 40 feet.

Patriot -  Pennsylvania -  May 23, 1888
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Hartford, Connecticut, USA

1892 - FACTORY EXPLOSION.
Hartford, Conn., May 23. - At 4:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon the factory of the AEtna Pyrotechnic company, in Mechanic street, blew up with a tremendous noise, which shook the city and was heard some miles in the country. The contents of the buildings flew high in the air, and papers drifted off a mile or so from the scene. Four dead bodies were taken from the ruins:
JOHN L. B. SHIPLEY, a... Read MORE...

Davenport Daily Leader -  Iowa -  May 23, 1892
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Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA

1895 - HORSE SCARED BY THE ELEPHANTS. RUNAWAY IN FORT WAYNE WHICH CAUSED INJURIES TO MANY PERSONS INCIDENT TO A CIRCUS PARADE.
Fort Wayne, May 22. - A serious runaway accident occurred here this morning during the Ringling Brothers' circus parade. About twenty persons, mostly women and children, were injured and two will die.

Those most seriously hurt are:
JESSE DEVAUX, back sprained and possibly broken.
MRS. ALFRED DEVAUX, bruised, stunned, and injured internally.
MRS. JOHN KRAMER, leg injured.
MISS KATE LAMAY,... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  May 23, 1895
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Andover, Massachusetts, USA

1906 - STUDENTS IN DISGRACE - Handle Innkeeper Roughly and Trouble is Brewing.
Andover, Mass. May 23. - Between 15 and 20 boys, students at the Phillips-Andover academy, will be expelled from school, it is announced, because of their participation in a scheme which resulted in John M. Stewart, the proprietor of the Phillips Inn, being roughly used and thrown into Rabbit pond. This action was taken because the boys believed that Stewart had reported one of their number to... Read MORE...

Youngstown Vindicator -  Youngstown, Ohio -  May 23, 1906
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San Mateo, California, USA

1907 - Autoist Is Killed By A San Jose Train
The train that leaves San Jose for San Francisco at 4:10 p. m. killed A. H. WHITNEY, a mile south of San Mateo about five o'clock last evening. The victim was crossing the track in an automobile which was struck by the train. He was terribly mangled his head being severed.

AUTO ON FIRE
An account of the accident is given in the following dispatch from San Mateo:

A. H. WHITMAN [sic],... Read MORE...

The Evening News -  San Jose, California -  May 23, 1907
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Wichita, Kansas, USA

1923 - Tornado
Wichita., Kan., May 23. - . . . When the storm struck Wichita three persons were seriously injured and a dozen bruised. . . .
Mrs. Charles Minor, 70, who lived in a small frame building near here, was not expected to live as a result of injuries she received when here home was struck by the storm. With her husband she was rescued from the twisted wreckage by neighbors. Parts of their home were... Read MORE...

The Chillicothe Constitution Tribune -  Chillicothe, Missouri -  May 23, 1923
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Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA (Coltsville)

1927 - Andrew de Giorgis Slips from Sewer Pipe While Trying to Cross Housatonic River on It.
Pittsfield, May 22.— Andrew de Giorgis, 42, of 3 Naples avenue, was drowned in the east branch of the Housatonic river near the Newell-street bridge early this morning. The police have evidence that he had attended a party where drinks were served and fell from the cement covering of a sewer pipe which crosses the river at that point. According to the story told the police by Angelo Pianello, 45, ... Read MORE...

Springfield Republican -  Springfield, Massachusetts -  May 23, 1927
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Carbondale, Pennsylvania, USA

1942 - Flood
In Tioga County, to the north, swiftly-moving waters inundated cellars and homes in Wellsboro.

Weissport, Carbon County, reported 10 feet of water in the streets covering houses to the second floor. Railroad traffic along the Lehigh was halted and only a few highways were open.

Six freight trains were stopped by a washout at Clark's Summit near Scranton. More than 250 persons were removed... Read MORE...

Clearfield Progress -  Clearfield, Pennsylvania -  May 23, 1942
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1904  Geo. H. Cardiff of Butte, Cal., will bring his automobile with him when he comes to Santa Cruz this summer.


Evening Sentinel
Santa Cruz, California

1939  May 23 - Submarine Squalis sank off Portsmouth NH, 26 die

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