Monday, February 5, 2018

Greenerpasture Daily News - 1912 - DRIFT TO DEATH ON FLOATING ICE. WOMAN AND TWO MEN DROWN IN NIAGARA RAPIDS. IN VIEW OF THOUSANDS.

Vergennes, Vermont, USA

1846 - FIRE AT VERGENNES VERMONT.
The stores of MESSRS. B. & D. B. HOLCOMB and MESSRS, HUNTINGTON, with several offices in the same building, were destroyed by fire at 4 o'clock on the morning of the 20th inst., with most of the contents.
MESSRS. HOLCOMB saved nothing; and in addition to their large stock of goods consumed there were $12,000 in bank notes, drawn from the Bank of Vergennes, on the day previous, with which one of... Read MORE...

Milwaukee Daily Sentinel and Gazette  -  Milwaukee, Wisconsin -  February 5, 1846
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Carbondale, Pennsylvania, USA

1846 - THE ACCIDENT AT CARBONDALE.
We have some further details relative to the accident in the coal mines at Carbondale, of which we gave a short account on Wednesday. The Wayne Co. Herald, published in the immediate vicinity, says:
On Monday an immense mass of slate, about seven acres in extent, fell from the roof of one of the mines of the Delaware & Hudson Canal Company, at Carbondale, upon the workmen below.
The spot where... Read MORE...

Milwaukee Daily Sentinel And Gazette -  Milwaukee, Wisconsin -  February 5, 1846
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Chester, Massachusetts, USA

1848  Justice?

A few days since, Edwin Austen, of Chester, Mass, ran away with the wife and two children of Edwin Wilcox, of the same place. The injured husband pursued the parties to New York, and had the satisfaction of arresting Austen for running off with a horse and wagon.

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Boston Evening Transcript -  Boston, Massachusetts -  February 5, 1848
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Portsmouth, Rhode Island, USA

1864  Tons of Coal

There is a bed of coal near Portsmouth, Rhode Island, which is estimated to contain about forty millions of tons, and the opening of the new railroad to Newport will be likely to bring much activity to the mines and throw the coal into market, where what is now got out commands the remunerative price of $7.50 per ton. About seventy-five tons are now sent to Taunton every day.

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Lowell Daily Citizen and News -  Lowell, Massachusetts -  February 5, 1864
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Carson City, Nevada, USA

1870 - California Roughs. By Mark Twain.
...Sam Brown, of Nevada, killed sixteen men in his time, and was journeying toward Esmeralda to kill a seventeenth, who had stopped the breath of a friend of his, when a party of law-abiding citizens waylaid him, and slaughtered him with shot-guns. Mourners were exceedingly scarce at his funeral. It is said that Sam Brown called for a drink at the bar of the Slaughter House, in Carson City, one... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  February 5, 1870
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Hartford, Vermont, USA (White River Junction) (Quechee)

1887 - THE HARTFORD DISASTER, FEB. 5, 1887
The writer was personally cognizant of the history of this horrible railway disaster. He visited the scent of the wreck about day light on the morning of the accident; visited and conversed with the survivors from the ill-fated train, from time to time, during their convalescence; observed the reprehensible conduct of the officials of the Central railroad, in their premature attempts to effect... Read MORE...

February 5, 1887
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Providence, Rhode Island, USA

1895 - KILLED BY A BOILER EXPLOSION - The Accident Occurs Just as a Crowd of Rhode Island Ice Harvesters Begin Work on Mashapang Pond.
PROVIDENCE, R. I., Feb. 4 - A boiler exploded at the icehouses of Earl, Carpenter & Sons, at Mashapang Pond this morning. Four men were killed and sixteen other injured.

The Dead.

The dead are:

DARY, MICHAEL, aged twenty-one
HEHIR, JOHN, aged thirty-five; leaves a wife and three children
HEHIR, PATRICK, aged fifty; leaves a wife and nine children
MORTON, WILLIE, a boy; died at... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  February 5, 1895
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San Jose, California, USA

1898 - Buried Under Falling Rock. Almost a Fatal Accident at the Gay Quarry. Marshall Cantua and Percy A. Holloway Crushed Under a Mass of Broken Rock.
An accident occurred at the Gay Rock Quarry just south of Oak Hill Cemetery about 4 o’clock yesterday afternoon which by the most miraculous circumstances did not prove fatal.

Marshall Cantua and Percy A. Holloway were engaged in loading a wagon with rock at one of the bins of the quarry. Suddenly while the rock was running out of the chute into the wagon the side of the bin gave away above... Read MORE...

The Evening News -  San Jose, California -  February 5, 1898
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Stamford, Connecticut, USA

1904 - STAMFORD TOWN HALL BURNED
Fire for a Time Threatened Business Section of the City.
Special to The New York Times.

STAMFORD, Conn., Feb. 4. - The Town Hall, one of the finest buildings of its kind in the State, was totally destroyed by a fire to-night, which for a time threatened to spread throughout the entire business portion of the city. The hall, with its contents, was worth about $150,000. The fire made a... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  February 5, 1904
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White Plains, New York, USA

1907 - WHITE PLAINS MOURNS VAMPS KILLED AT FIRE. Three Dead, One Dying as a Result of Sunday Night's Blaze. WARNED, BUT WORKED ON.
Volunteers Ignored Danger of Falling Wall and Crash Caught Them - Crowd Saw Accident.

White Plains was in mourning yesterday for three volunteer firemen who were killed as a result of a fire which destroyed a business block Sunday night. A fourth is dying. They were caught under a falling cornice after checking the fire.

As told in yesterday's TIMES, the fire started in the rear of the... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  February 5, 1907
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Des Moines, Iowa, USA

1907 - SEVEN KILLED IN WRECK. COAL TRAIN ON CHICAGO AND NORTHWESTERN DITCHED IN IOWA.
Des Moines, Ia., Feb. 4. - Seven miners were killed to-night, and a dozen were injured in the wreck of a coal train on the Chicago and Northwestern Railway near Des Moines. The dead:
PETER PILSTRUM.
PETER EXNER.
OLAF ANDERSON.
ALBERT OLSON.
CARL ANDERSON.
SAMUEL DREW.
ANDREW LUNDQUIST.
A car in the middle of the train left the track and ditched the cars behind it. The train carried about... Read MORE...

The Washington Post -  Washington, D.C. -  February 5, 1907
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Sturbridge, Massachusetts, USA (Fiskdale)

1908 - HOLY JUMPERS GET FARMS. Farmer Gives Away Entire Holding to Religious Sect.
Worcester, Mass., Feb. 4. - Charles H. Huntington, a prominent farmer in Sturbridge, living about two miles east of the village, became a convert of the religious body known as the Holy Jumpers, a short time ago, and became so enthusiastic over his conversion that he decided to turn his property over to the society and go to Wisconsin to join the Holy Jumpers sect there.

Mr. Huntington owned... Read MORE...

The Wichita Daily Eagle -  Wichita, Kansas -  February 5, 1908
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Berlin, New Hampshire, USA (Maynesborough)

1908 - FIRE LOSS OF $400,000 Blaze at Berlin, N. H., Wipes Out Eight Business Buildings
Berlin, N. H., Feb. 5. - With the thermometer at 20 degrees below zero, eight buildings in the heart of the business district of this city were destroyed last night, causing a loss roughly estimated at about $400,000. The fire was not declared under control until it had practically burned itself out after burning for five hours.

The blaze started in the four-story brick Green block, the... Read MORE...

The Fitchburg Sentinel -  Fitchburg, Massachusetts -  February 5, 1908
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Battle Creek, Michigan, USA

1909 - LITTLE ONES PERISH. AN ORPHANAGE AT BATTLE CREEK, MICH., DESTROYED BY FIRE AND THREE OF THE YOUNG INMATES LOST THEIR LIVES. SEVEN LITTLE GIRLS JUMPED FROM THIRD STORY WINDOWS
JAMES ARMSTRONG, BUT 12 YEARS OLD, GOES INTO THE HERO CLASS ON HIS MERITS.

Battle Creek, Mich., Feb. 5 - The Haskell Memorial Home, the property on the Seventh Day Adventists, an orphanage, located near the western boundary of this city, was destroyed by fire today.

Three of the thirty-seven little inmates of the orphanage are missing, and it is believed they perished in the flames. The... Read MORE...

Olean Times -  New York -  February 5, 1909
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Binghamton, New York, USA

1910 - INJURIES PROVED FATAL Howard R. Whaley, D., L. & W. Fireman Died at Hospital of the Good Shepherd.
HOWARD R. WHALEY, 23 years old, of 507 South Wilbur avenue, died at the Hospital of the Good Shepherd at [illegible] o'clock this morning of injuries received by falling from an engine in the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western railroad yards at Binghamton on Monday. Whaley, who was employed by the company as locomotive fireman, lost his balance and struck one of the pits where the engines are dumped. ... Read MORE...

Syracuse Herald -  Syracuse, New York -  February 5, 1910
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Niagara Falls, New York, USA

1912 - DRIFT TO DEATH ON FLOATING ICE. WOMAN AND TWO MEN DROWN IN NIAGARA RAPIDS. IN VIEW OF THOUSANDS.
THEY ATTEMPTED TO CROSS ICE BRIDGE, WHEN THE MASS BROKE AND THEY WERE CARRIED AWAY ON CAKES OF ICE.

Niagara Falls, N.Y., Feb. 5. - One woman and two men, who had ventured to cross the Niagara River near the falls on the ice bridge, were drowned in the whirlpool rapids, two miles below the falls, to which point they had drifted on the ice in full view of thousands who were helpless to render... Read MORE...

Gettysburg Times -  Gettysburg, Pennsylvania -  February 5, 1912
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Toledo, Ohio, USA

1927 - PARISH HOUSE IS WRECKED BY BLAST. BOMB MAY HAVE DESTROYED TOLEDO CONGREGATIONAL STRUCTURE - TWO LOSE LIVES. VICTIMS ARE REMOVED.
WOMAN CARETAKER AND HUSBAND ARE KILLED, AND WOMAN ASSISTANT IS SEVERELY BURNED.

Toledo, Ohio, Feb. 5 (AP) - Two persons were killed and a third seriously injured early today in an explosion and fire that destroyed the First Congregational Church and adjacent parish property.

The dead are:
MR. and MRS. CLYDE E. WILT.
MRS. WILT was caretaker of the church.

MRS. MARY FITZGERALD, assistant ... Read MORE...

Emporia Gazette -  Emporia, Kansas -  February 5, 1927
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Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA (Coltsville)

Tuesday, February 5, 1946 - 25 years ago
Berkshire Brewing Association votes to brew beer no longer, but turn to soft drinks because of prohibition. Officers President David J Gimlich, vice president and secretary John A. White, treasurer George H White, directors, George H White, John A White, Karl O Cyrus, D J Gimlich. John White and Jacob Gimlich bought the plant of Michael Benson (1868). The daily output was then six barrels. The... Read MORE...

The Berkshire Evening Eagle -  Pittsfield, Massachusetts -  February 5, 1946
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Nashville, Tennessee, USA

1957 - 4 HURTLE 700 FEET TO DEATHS AS GIANT TOWER COLLAPSES.
Nashville, Tenn. (AP) - Four men working 700 feet above the ground were hurled to their deaths yesterday when a nearly completed, giant television tower buckled and crumbled to the ground.

The tower broke in the middle and both sections collapsed in a heavily populated residential area but miraculously did not strike any houses.
The new 1,262-foot broadcasting tower, which was to have been... Read MORE...

Chester Times -  Chester, Pennsylvania -  February 5, 1957
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1870  Samuel Richmond, of Randolph, Vt., gathered six hundred bushels of apples from his orchard last fall, and one tree of natural fruit yielded seventy-bushels. The same tree has averaged thirty-two bushels for the past three years.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1870  It is stated on high authority, of actual statistics, that the people of Vermont - a State almost exclusively devoted to agriculture -
hold more money and other property per capita than the people of any other State in the Union.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1870  Iowa plants every year a forest of 5,000,000 trees. Within considerably less than half a dozen years, 25,000,000 forest trees have been planted, and are now growing in the Northwest.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1870  Mrs. George Smith, of Townsend, Vt., has braided and sold the past year 1,000 straw hats.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1870  A great demand is springing up in Hungary for Protestant Bibles and tracts.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1870  A cable dispatch on the 28th says the Pope has issued a special elimination against the Fenians, both in America and Ireland.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1887  The great international bridge to be erected next summer of the rapids of Sault Ste. Marie will be 2,500 feet in length with 350 feet spans. It is to be ready for trains to pass over Jan. 1, 1888.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

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