Friday, July 28, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - July 28

Chicago, Illinois, USA

1869  Alcohol from Soap Grease and Garbage

A company has been formed in Chicago, and will soon be in operation, for distilling alcohol and extracting soap grease from ordinary city garbage. It is estimated that each barrel of garbage will yield three pounds of soap grease and four gallons of proof spirits.

Harrisburg Telegraph -  Harrisburg, Pennsylvania -  July 28, 1869
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Oneonta, New York, USA

1881 - A GREAT FIRE IN A SMALL TOWN. ONEONTA'S PRINCIPAL BUSINESS HOUSES DESTROYED - THE LOSS $50,000.
ONEONTA, N. Y., July 27. - The largest conflagration which has been seen in Oneonta for years broke out at 3:45 this morning in the drug store of N. J. Ford, at No. 162 Main-street. A prompt alarm was sounded, but it was over half an hour before the department got a stream on the blaze. In the meantime the fire was raging vigorously inside the building, and breaking through the roof, had... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  July 28, 1881
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1886  July 28 - CENT'L DIST. COURT - Woodward, J.

Tuesday, July 27th. - Frances Poland, an herb doctress, was in court for committing an assault on Mrs. Jane Baker in Sutton. The defendant, who is quite a wanderer, is now living in Sutton. A few nights ago her house was set fire to and partially destroyed, and the assault grew out of her accusing Mrs. Baker's son with the deed. A fine of $10 and costs was imposed; appealed.

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Worcester Daily Spy -  Worcester, Massachusetts -  July 28, 1886
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Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA

1899 - NEW COTTON BALE PLANT. An Industry to Cost $2,000,000 Near Tuscaloosa, Ala.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala., July 21. - A. R. Nininger, president of the Huntsville Cotton Mill company, has closed a deal with Hon. Frank S. Moody, president of the Tuscaloosa Land company, for six lots on the Warrior river, branch of the Mobile and Ohio railroad.

Mr. Nininger and Mr. C. W. Hughes are here completing the organization of the Tuscaloosa Round Lap Bale company, which will be one of the... Read MORE...

The Asheville Register -  Asheville, North Carolina -  July 28, 1899
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Springport, New York, USA (Union Springs)

1907 - BIG STEAMER BURNS; NINE LIVES LOST. THE FRONTENAC WAS AN OLD SIDE WHEELER CARRYING CREW OF TWELVE.
PASSENGERS LOST LIVES.

VICTIMS WERE ALL WOMEN AND CHILDREN - OTHER PASSENGERS BADLY BURNED BEFORE BOAT WAS BEACHED.

(Associated Press.)
Auburn, N.Y., July 27. -- The steamboat Frontenac was burned opposite Farley's Point, Lake Cayuga, today. Nine lives were lost. The victims were all women and children, several other passengers being severely burned before the boat was beached. The bodies... Read MORE...

Waterloo Times-Tribune -  Iowa -  July 28, 1907
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Covington, Kentucky, USA

1920 - Brothers' Greetings Bring Death to Both!
Train Lurch Finds Men On Car Off Guard and They Fall Under Wheels.

Special to The Courier-Journal dated Wednesday morning, July 28, 1920

Covington, Ky., July 27 - The exchange of greetings during their first meeting as members of the same switching crew in the C. & O. Railroad yards in Covington proved fatal Tuesday morning for two brothers, Bernard Rusche, 23 years old, and Joseph J.... Read MORE...

The Courier-Journal -  Kentucky -  July 28, 1920
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1854  July 28 - Joseph Emery, lately the Postmaster at New Vineyard, has been sentenced to the State prison for ten years, for purloining letters from the mail.


The Athens Post
Athens, Tennessee

1888  The wife, daughter and two grandchildren of W. B. Jones were drowned by the upsetting of a boat on the 21st on a pond at Brookfield, Mass.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1888  Four saloon-keepers at Trenton, N. J., were sent to jail for six months each on the 25th for selling liquor on Sunday.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1945 July 28, 1945: A U.S. bomber flying through thick fog at about 200 mph crashed into the 79th floor of New York's Empire State Building, killing 14 people

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