Sunday, August 6, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - August 6

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

1844 - FRIGHTFUL RAILROAD ACCIDENT.
We learn from the Philadelphia Gazette of Saturday that the bridge on the Reading Railroad over Mill Creek near Manayunk, gave way on Friday morning as an upward train of thirty-five burden cars were passing it, followed by a complete wreck of the greater portion of the bridge and the almost total destruction of the cars, which fell through the bridge into the stream and road below. The... Read MORE...

Racine Advocate -  Racine, Wisconsin -  August 6, 1844
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Smithfield, Rhode Island, USA (Esmond) (Georgiaville) (Greenville)

1867  Aruged to Death

While a young clerk in the Dexter line company, at Smithfield, Rhode Island, named George Steward, and an elderly man named Lemuel Alexander, were engaged in an angry scuffle on Sunday of last week, the latter suddenly expired from some internal rupture.

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Albany Evening Journal -  Albany, New York -  August 6, 1867
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Augusta, Maine, USA

1868 - Destruction of a Government Building by Fire at Augusta, Me.
AUGUSTA, Me., Wednesday, Aug. 5. A building, one hundred and thirty feet long, situated on the United States Arsenal grounds, used as a stable, wood house and hospital, was destroyed this morning by fire. The Government lost a large quantity of wood, two horses, harness, farm tools, hay and a fire engine. Major Gilbreath lost a valuable horse. The loss is estimated at $5,000, and it is suppose to ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  August 6, 1868
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Newport, Rhode Island, USA

1876  Masonic Temple?

Two Newport, Rhode Island, antiquaries have been working away at the Old Stone null in hopes of finding a new theory. They are of opinion that it was built by Norse Freemasons as a Masonic Temple, with the symbolic seven pillars. One of their reasons is that the windows are in the east, south and west, and not in the north side at all.

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Cincinnati Daily Enquirer -  Cincinnati, Ohio -  August 6, 1876
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Michigan City, Indiana, USA

1897 - FLAMES DO BAD WORK.
Michigan City, Ind., July 29. - At 11 o'clock Wednesday morning three men went into the oil house of the Michigan Sash & Blind company's factory bearing a lighted lantern. A quantity of benzine was stored in the oil house. Gas generated by the benzine ignited from the lantern, and a terrific explosion occurred.

The list of casualties follows:
Killed -- JAMES BOWMAN.
Injured -- JOHN RAY,... Read MORE...

Iowa Postal Card -  Fayette, Iowa -  August 6, 1897
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Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

1906 - CYCLONE STRIKES OTTAWA.
Churches Partially Unroofed and Windows Broken.

Ottawa, Aug. 6. - A cyclone struck Ottawa at 6 o'clock last night and left thousands of dollars of damage in its wake.

The day was very hot and towards 6 o'clock a funnel shaped cloud swooped over the city with awful force accompanied by a torrential rain. Awnings were twisted into every shape and driven through plate glass windows, many... Read MORE...

St. Albans Daily Messenger -  St. Albans, Vermont -  August 6, 1906
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Greensburg, Pennsylvania, USA

1936 - BLOWOUT CAUSES BUS TO CRASH.
Greensburg, Pa., Aug. 6 - (UP) - A Great Eastern Lines bus, thrown out of control by a tire blowout, crashed off the Lincoln Highway east of here yesterday and injured its driver and 13 passengers.

The coach tore down telegraph poles and signboards before it came to a stop in an open field. It was bound from the east to Pittsburgh and western points.

Driver EDWARD SPAIN, Cleveland, and the... Read MORE...

Daily Republican -  Monongahela, Pennsylvania -  August 6, 1936
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