Monday, July 3, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - July 3

Jackson, Mississippi, USA

1869  Two citizens of Jackson, Miss., went out fishing, got fifty miles away from home, and out of money, and finally, as a last resort, went to the Sheriff of the county,

told him they were escaped convicts from the Jackson Penitentiary, gave themselves up, and were taken home without the expenditure of a cent. The Sheriff's feelings, on realizing the joke, may be imagined.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  July 3, 1869
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Waterbury, Connecticut, USA

1889 - A BAD FREIGHT WRECK.
WATERBURY, Ct., July 2. - In confusion, piled up end over end, nearly all of 11 loaded freight cars blocked the Naugatuck track today at the turn out, two miles below Seymour. All day, until 3 P.M., transfers were made on all passenger trains, and there were none of them, but what were very late both ways. The accident was probably due to a broken wheel or a poor frog. The derailed train was the... Read MORE...

Worcester Daily Spy -  Worcester, Massachusetts -  July 3, 1889
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Worcester, Massachusetts, USA (Greendale) (Quinsigamond Village) (Tatnuck) (Vernon Hill)

1889 - A NARROW ESCAPE.
Fred Shaw, the swan boat man, had a narrow escape from drowning at the lake yesterday. He went out after lilies, and, while busily engaged in his work made a misstep and fell into the lake, where the water is about seven feet deep and the mud is of unknown depth. He found the bottom of the water and about two feet below it the surface of the mud, and if his companion had not been a remarkably... Read MORE...

Worcester Daily Spy -  Worcester, Massachusetts -  July 3, 1889
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Washington, DC, USA

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The Morning Times -  Washington, District of Columbia -  July 3, 1896
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Newark, New Jersey, USA

1898 - TORPEDOES EXPLODE IN RAILROAD DEPOT. One Man Fatally Injured and Combination Car Blown to Pieces. SEVERAL OTHERS HURT.
Box Containing Explosives Dropped by Baggage Handlers While Loading Car

Special to The Inquirer.
NEWARK, July 2. — A terrific explosion, followed by shrieks of agony, startled people in and near the Broad Street Station of the Central Railroad here at 11:20 this morning. The detonation shook buildings for blocks and was heard over a mile away. A thick cloud of smoke rose from the depot and... Read MORE...

Philadelphia Inquirer -  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -  July 3, 1898
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Newport, Rhode Island, USA

1903 - SEAMAN LOSES LIFE DURING YACHT RACES - EMMENSE WAVES SWEEP HIM FROM THE COLUMBIA.
RELIANCE BREAKS A RECORD

This Is the First Time in the History of American 90-Footers That a Fatal Accident Has Occurred, Races Called Off.

Newport, R. I., July 2. - For the first time in the history of American 90-footers a fatal accident occurred today, Carl B. Olsen, a seaman on the old cup defender, Columbia, was washed from the bowsprit just before the yacht reached the first turn in... Read MORE...

Anaconda Standard -  Anaconda, Montana -  July 3, 1903
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Worcester, Massachusetts, USA (Greendale) (Quinsigamond Village) (Tatnuck) (Vernon Hill)

1904 - Fireworks Explode in Store - Panic-Stricken Women and Children Rescued from Cellar of Burning Building
Special to The New York Times.

WORCESTER, Mass., July 2. — Accidentally stepping on a bomb-jack, a large torpedo, Albert Childs, a clerk of the Nelson Five and Ten Cent Store, 526 and 528 Main Street, started a fire at 6:30 o'clock to-night which caused the explosion of $700 worth of fireworks and cut off forty customers and clerks from the only exit in the store.

Women and children were... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  July 3, 1904
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Los Gatos, California, USA

1907 - FIERCE FIRE REDUCES BIG HOTEL TO ASHES.
San Jose, July 3. - Shortly before 8 o'clock this morning the large and handsome Elmonte Hotel at Los Gatos was discovered to be afire, and in spite of the efforts of the fire department it was a heap of ashes within an hour. The fire originated from a defective flue, and when the flames were discovered the inner side of the entire roof was ablaze. The manager, S. H. JOHNSON, and the guests... Read MORE...

Oakland Tribune -  Oakland, California -  July 3, 1907
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Lake Placid, New York, USA

1909 - LIFE LOST IN BURNED ADIRONDACK HOTEL. Employe of the Ruisseaumont Went Back for His Watch - Dies of His Injuries.
MISS QUINLAN RESCUED

Young New York Woman Was Overlooked at First, but Later Taken Down on a Rope - $180,000 Loss.

Special to The New York Times.

LAKE PLACID, N. Y., July 2. - One death and several narrow escapes from death are the result of the destruction of the second hotel by fire at this resort within the space of a few weeks. Albert Clapsaddle of Ilion, N.Y., an employe of the... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  July 3, 1909
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Lexington, Kentucky, USA

1910  Eye Burned Out By Red Hot Iron. Blacksmith Cahill Victim Of A Serious Accident While At Work.

George Cahill, a blacksmith, living on Jefferson Street, met with an accident yesterday afternoon by which his eye was burned out. He was at work in Kroghan’s blacksmith shop on West Short Street on a small piece of red hot iron when it jumped from the anvil and struck him in the eye. After seeing a doctor, he went to St. Joseph’s Hospital.

Morning Herald -  Lexington, Kentucky -  July 3, 1910
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Battle Creek, Michigan, USA

1911  BATTLE CREEK, MICH., HAS FIRE.

BATTLE CREEK, Mich., July 1. - The McLean & Swift grain elevator here was destroyed by fire early today. The loss is estimated at about $100,000, half of which is on corn, wheat and oats stored in the building. The fire was attributed to electric wires.

The Duluth News-Tribune -  Duluth, Minnesota -  July 3, 1911
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Exeter, New Hampshire, USA

1914 - EXETER ACADEMY LOSES TREASURES. Fire Ruins Interior of Main Building of Famous New Hampshire Prep. School
Exeter, N. H., July 3. - An investigation has failed to determine the cause of the fire that ruined the interior of the main building of Phillips Exeter academy, early today. The loss is estimated at $100,000.

Priceless portraits of the founder, instructors, eminent graduates and benefactors and numerous trophies and gifts of former classes were lost in the fire.

The school is closed for... Read MORE...

Fitchburg Daily Sentinel -  Fitchburg, Massachusetts -  July 3, 1914
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West Warwick, Rhode Island, USA

1919 - West Warwick Liquor Men Are Opposed to 2.75 Beer
Prominent liquor dealers in West Warwick are strongly opposed to the movement of brewers throughout the country to secure the privilege of manufacturing and selling 2.75 per cent beer and they say that the West Warwick Liquor Dealers Association will not in any way assist this movement.

'We want to sell real beer or none at all' is the reported declaration of the members of the association.... Read MORE...

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Pawtucket Times -  Pawtucket, Rhode Island -  July 3, 1919
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1937 - July 2 - Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan disappear after taking off from New Guinea during Earhart's attempt to become the first woman to fly around the world.
STARTED JUNE 1 ON WORLD HOP 'JUST FOR FUN'
First Attempt at Hazardous Trip Halted by Accident
SWITCHED DIRECTION
First Plan to Fly Westward Changed to Eastward Itinerary

WASHINGTON, July 2 (AP) - Amelia Earhart, the first woman ever to be presented withe the gold medal of the National Geographic Society, lifted her Lockheed Electra monoplane off a run-way at Miami, Fla., June 1, on the... Read MORE...

Valley Morning Star -  Harlingen, Texas -  July 3, 1937
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1852  July 3 - Congress authorizes US's 2nd mint (San Francisco, California)

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1863  July 1–3 – American Civil War: Battle of Gettysburg – Union forces under George G. Meade turn back a Confederate invasion by Robert E. Lee in the largest battle of the war (28,000 Confederate casualties, 23,000 Union).

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1869  An arch of a dry kiln, at Milwaukee, just being finished, gave way a few days ago,
burying three men beneath the ruins. Two of them - Fred Garside and August Doperfhul - were killed.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1869  A man in charge was explaining the working of the fire-alarm telegraph, in Indianapolis, on a recent Sunday evening,
and unconsciously sent an alarm, which soon brought the whole Fire Department to his box.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1869  A diamond ring, which had been lost since the fall of 1823, was found in a well in Oswego, N. Y., a few days ago.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1869  A resident of Dauphin county, Penn., recently, within a week, lost five children by scarlet fever.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1869  Nashville, Tenn., was recently visited with a serious conflagration, which destroyed property to the extent of $235,000.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1869  A fire at Detroit a few days ago destroyed the Fulton Iron Works. Loss $50,000. Ten firemen were injured while attempting to subdue the flames.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1869  Laura Cresswell, a teacher in one of the Brooklyn public schools, was burned to death the other night, by the explosion of a kerosene lamp.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1869  In Taylor county, Ky., the other day, two young men were poisoned by eating hemlock root. It was thought one of them could not recover.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1869  Emma A. Ridley, of Auburn, N. Y., was struck by lightning and instantly killed,
the other day, while standing at a table ironing. No injury was done to the house.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1886  "Anna and Wendell Phillips" is to be the inscription on the tombstone of the famous Abolitionist and his wife, at Milton, Mass.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

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