Friday, February 9, 2018

Greenerpasture Daily News - 1889 - BUFFALO'S CALAMITY. The Heart of the City Swept by Fire, and a Loss of $2,500,000 Incurred

1861  February 1 - Texas seceded from the Union

TEXAS GONE OUT. - The Texas State Convention adopted the Ordinance of Secession on the 1st inst. by a vote of 166 to 7. The action of the Convention is to be submitted to a vote of the people on the 22nd of February, and, if ratified, it will go into effect on the 2nd of March.

The Raleigh Register -  Raleigh, North Carolina -  February 9, 1861
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1861  February 9 - THE MAIL TO BE STOPPED.

The House of Representatives on Wednesday, by a vote of 131 to 26, adopted a bill authorizing the postmaster General to withhold the mails from the seceded States.

The Raleigh Register -  Raleigh, North Carolina -  February 9, 1861
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Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA (Coltsville)

1865  19 Marriageable Ladies

In one short street in Pittsfield, Mass., there are nineteen marriageable young ladies, and not an offer. Chicago will supply the nineteen offers on demand - so says a Chicago paper.

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Pittsfield Sun -  Pittsfield, Massachusetts -  February 9, 1865
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Skowhegan, Maine, USA

1868 - Destructive Fire in Maine - Loss $30,000.
LEWISTON, Me., Saturday, Feb. 8. - In Skowhegan, last night, a fire destroyed the building known as the Excelsior Factory, occupied as follows:

ALMA ABBOTT, planing mills, loss $3,000
L. MILLS, slate grinding mills, loss $3,000
L. C. HOUGHTON & Co., millwrights, loss $1,500
J. F. TURNER, bedsted manufactory, loss $1,000
C. F. DOUGLAS, architect and builder, loss $700
BROWN & BARBER,... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  February 9, 1868
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Sorel, Québec, Canada

1882 - Home For Medical Care
A lumberman broke his leg in the Wisconsin woods, and desired to go to his home at Sorel, Canada, where he could receive good treatment. But Sorel was a thousand miles away, and he had only a few dollars. In this dilemma he resolved to travel cheaply as freight. He made a box six feet long, two feet wide and sixteen inches high, marked it "this side up with care," and had himself nailed up and... Read MORE...

Plain Dealer -  Ohio -  February 9, 1882
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1889 - DISASTER IN BELGIUM.
A Railway Accident in Which Fourteen Person Were Killed and Fifty Others Injured.

BRUSSELS, Feb. 4. - A railway train from Brussels to Namur was thrown from the track while running at a high rate of speed near Groenendael Sunday. Fourteen persons were killed and fifty injured. The bodies of all the persons killed by the railroad accident have been brought here. Fifteen persons, all mortally... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  February 9, 1889
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Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA

1889  A Chinaman named Yet Sing established a wash house over a boiling spring at Cheyenne, W. T.

The slumbering geyser burst forth on the 2d, spouting water over a hundred feet, and the tent in which the Chinamen were sleeping at the time was blown to pieces and the four celestials were killed.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  February 9, 1889
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Buffalo, New York, USA

1889 - BUFFALO'S CALAMITY. The Heart of the City Swept by Fire, and a Loss of $2,500,000 Incurred -
Forty Buildings, Including Two Hotels Burned - A Fireman Killed by Falling Walls - Seventeen Other Persons Hurt.

BUFFALO, N. Y., Feb. 4 - The great fire Saturday morning did the most disastrous work in Buffalo since the embryo city was swept in flames in the war with the British and Indians in 1813 and only one house was left standing. A blaze in the heart of the manufacturing portion of the... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald  -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  February 9, 1889
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Memphis, Tennessee, USA

1892 - MEMPHIS' CONFLAGRATION. Several Buildings Destroyed, Entailing Losses of Over a Million.
MEMPHIS, Feb. 9. - A most disastrous conflagration broke out in the building No. 230 Main street, occupied by the Druz-Berne Hat company, at 9:30. The building, which was of six stories, was doomed, and all efforts were concentrated in an endeavor to save adjoining property. At 10:15 the Druz-Berne building fell in with a crash, and a few minutes later the building of the Langstaff Hardware... Read MORE...

Lincoln Evening News -  Lincoln, Nebraska -  February 9, 1892
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Beaumont, Texas, USA

1894 - TERRIFIC WIND STORM. Roundhouse Wrecked, Cars Turned Over and Damaged to Other Property.
Beaumont Jefferson Co., Tex., Feb. 8. - A severe storm visited this place about 5 o'clock this morning. The wind attained terrific velocity, but of short duration. The Gulf, Beaumont and Kansas City roundhouse was wrecked. Damage between $900 and $1,000. Two cottages in course of erection in the Calder addition were demolished, besides numerous shanties, trees and fences were blown down. Two box... Read MORE...

Dallas Morning News -  Dallas, Texas -  February 9, 1894
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Savannah, Georgia, USA

1895  Blizzard - THE STORM STILL HOVERS OVER THE UNITED STATES. IT IS SEVEREST IN THE EAST. TRAFFIC ALMOST ENTIRELY AT A STANDSTILL -- RAILROAD TRAINS BLOCKADED -- BUSINESS PARALYZED -- PEOPLE FROZEN TO DEATH AT SEVERAL PLACES...

...Savannah, Feb. 9. -- The temperature promises to go down to 5 degrees above zero in sections exposed. Peas, potatoes and other field crops are wiped out, but can be replanted in time for early shipment. Great suffering exists among the negroes and a number of deaths may result among them from exposure...

The Delphos Daily Herald -  Ohio -  February 9, 1895
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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

1899 - $400,000 FIRE AT WINNIPEG. MANITOBA HOTEL AND NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD OFFICES DESTROYED.
Winnipeg, Man., Feb. 9. - The Manitoba Hotel and the Northern Pacific offices were completely destroyed by fire last night. Loss, $400,000.
The hotel was seven stories high, accommodating 400 guests, and was the finest Canadian hotel west of Montreal. It was built in 1891 by the Northern Pacific, and cost over $300,000. The company carried its own insurance, so the loss is total.

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The Daily Gazette -  Janesville, Wisconsin -  February 9, 1899
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Whitestown, New York, USA (Whitesboro)

1905 - WRECK ON THE CENTRAL. ENGINE EXPLODED JUST AS ANOTHER TRAIN WAS PASSING.
Every Car Blown From the Rails – Two Railroad Men Killed and Several Passengers Injured.

One of the strangest wrecks in the history of railroading in this section occurred at Whitesboro, three miles west of Utica, at an early hour Saturday morning. Train 23, the western express, was drawn by an engine known as one of the Pacific type. As this engine was passing train 30, the Buffalo special,... Read MORE...

Lowville Journal & Republican -  Lowville, New York -  February 9, 1905
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1878  Twenty-three milk dealers in Lawrence, Mass., have petitioned for the appointment of a milk inspector.
They have found themselves undersold by rival dealers, and say it cannot be done with profit unless the milk is watered.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1886  February 9 - Pres Cleveland declares a state of emergency in Seattle because of anti-Chinese violence

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1889  At Johnstown, N.Y., the Union Academy building was burned on the 1st, causing a loss of $45,000. George Thompson, chief of the fire department, was instantly killed, and Teddy Smith was fatally hurt by the falling walls.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1889  Mrs. May, of Reading, Pa., received word on the 6th that she was to inherit $300,000 from an uncle who died recently in California.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1889  Near Calgary, N. W. T., a freight train was precipitated down a mountain side on the 1st, and seven men were killed.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1889  The doors of the bank of J. N. Knapp at Marquette, Mich., were closed on the 4th. The liabilities were estimated at $30,000 to $50,000.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1889  All over Nebraska a heavy gale prevailed on the 4th, and considerable damage was done in the western part of the State, building being unroofed and trees blown down.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1889  Walter Ives, aged ten years, fell from the top of a nine-story building at Denver, Col., on the 2d, struck the telephone wires, and then rebounded to a horse's back and was not fatally injured.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1889  By an accident on the 2d on the St. Louis & San Francisco railroad near Springfield, Mo., three men were instantly killed and five injured, four of them fatally.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1889  The malt-house attached to the Anheuser-Busch brewery in St. Louis was burned on the 3d, causing a loss of $200,000.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1889  John Olsen, his wife and three children were drowned on the 2d near Bismarck, D. T., while trying to cross the Missouri river on ice.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1895  February 9 – Mintonette, later known as volleyball, is created by William G. Morgan at Holyoke, Massachusetts.

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1902  February 9 – Fire levels 26 city blocks of Jersey City. (New Jersey)

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1934 February 9, 1934 - The temperature at Stillwater plunged to 52 degrees below zero to establish a record for the state of New York.

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1950  February 9 – Second Red Scare: In his speech to the Republican Women's Club at the McClure Hotel in Wheeling, West Virginia, Senator Joseph McCarthy accuses the United States Department of State of being filled with 205 Communists.

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