Friday, June 23, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - June 23

Passaic, New Jersey, USA

1873 - Destructive Conflagration In Passaic-Loss, $6,000-Two Men Burned To Death.
The most disastrous conflagration that has ever occurred in Passaic, N.J., began just before midnight Saturday. At 11:10 p.m. flames were first seen issuing from the roof of Henry Yearance’s livery stable, situated a short distance north of the Erie Railway depot, and neat the center of a block of frame buildings, bounded on the west by Jefferson St., south by Railroad Ave., and east by... Read MORE...

New York Herald-Tribune -  New York -  June 23, 1873

Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA

1883 - Bound to Get Away
BOSTON, June 22. - J. P. Olds was arrested at Southbridge to-day on a charge of stealing large quantities of gold from the American Optical Company. Olds had been a respected citizen, and has had change of the valuable stock of the company. When arrested he was place in an upper room of the factory in charge of an employe. He jumped forty feet through a window, swam a river, and made his escape... Read MORE...

Dunkirk Evening Observer -  Dunkirk, New York -  June 23, 1883

1900  June 23 - Couch Bath.

The latest combination in furniture is the couch bath. On the top of the couch being removed, which can be done very easily, a regulation bathtub is disclosed, with a water tap at the pillow end of the couch.

Daily Herald -  Mississippi -  June 23, 1900

North Brookfield, Massachusetts, USA

Arthur and Wilbur, Aged 11 and 15, Lose Lives in North Brookfield.

Two sons of Noah Davis were drowned in the ice pond of J. D. Merrill at Waite Corner in North Brookfield yesterday afternoon at 1:30. The younger, Arthur Lytton, 11, and the older, Wilbur Phillips, 15, in company with Alfred Phreschner, a boarder in the family, started to go swimming at 12:30, after eating a hearty dinner. They ... Read MORE...

Springfield Republican -  Springfield, Massachusetts -  June 23, 1907

Montague, Massachusetts, USA (Millers Falls) (Turners Falls)

1907 - TOURING CAR WAS UPSET. Man and Three Women Pinned in Wreckage at Montague - One woman Has Arm Broken.
A touring party passing through Montague had quite a serious accident yesterday. While climbing the Mill river hill there was not sufficient power, and the machine began to slip back. The driver lost control and the car ran backward and capsized. The occupants, a man and three women, were locked in their seats and buried under the automobile. The woman who was driving had her arm broken in... Read MORE...

Springfield Republican -  Springfield, Massachusetts -  June 23, 1907

New Britain, Connecticut, USA

1907 - NEW BRITAIN TROLLIES CRASH. Many Seriously Injured But No Fatalities.
A bad head-on trolly{sic} accident, which probably will result fatally, occurred last night on a grade near White Oak park, a summer resort between New Britain, Ct., and Plainville. Nearly a dozen persons were injured. Both cars were crowded with pleasure seekers and were wrecked, and the passengers had practically no time in which to jump and make their escape. Several of those hurt were taken... Read MORE...

Springfield Republican -  Springfield, Massachusetts -  June 23, 1907

North Adams, Massachusetts, USA

Many Rush for the Doors at Empire Theater When Picture Machine Takes Fire - One Woman Trampled on and Others Hysterical - Fire Quickly Put Out.

The moving picture machine in the balcony of the Empire theater at North Adams exploded shortly after 9 o'clock last night, while an audience of some 400 was witnessing the moving picture entertainment then in progress. There was considerable... Read MORE...

Springfield Republican -  Springfield, Massachusetts -  June 23, 1907

Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Trois Rivieres) (Three Rivers)

1908 - FIRE RAKES A CANADIAN TOWN - Million Dollars' Damage Done In Three Rivers, Quebec.

But Flames Are Not Stayed Before the Whole Business Section Has Been Paralyzed.

THREE RIVERS, Que., June 23. - Fanned by a high wind a fire which broke out shortly before noon Monday in a stable did not pause in its work of destruction until the greater part of the lower town containing the business section of the city, had been consumed. Then with the assistance of... Read MORE...

Warren Evening Mirror -  Warren, Pennsylvania -  June 23, 1908

Woodbridge Township, New Jersey, USA

1910 - ENGINE KILLS TWO IN AUTO. Men on Rear Seat of Machine Escape Injury in Crossing Crash.
New Brunswick, N. J., June 22. - Two automobiles were killed today when a locomotive struck their automobile near Woodbridge, N. J. They were Thomas Gilfeather, and automobile salesman, of Cincinnati, and A. Morris, a chauffeur, of New York.

There were four men in the automobile. The locomotive struck the front end of the machine and the two men who were riding in the rear seat were not... Read MORE...

The Washington Post -  Washington, DC -  June 23, 1910

1880  Torrential Rains
BERLIN, June 22 - In the district of Lauban near Breslau, Prussia, torrential rains have killed 56 persons and destroyed 105 houses.

1887  June 23 – The Rocky Mountains Park Act becomes law in Canada, creating that nation's first national park, Banff National Park.

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