Tuesday, January 28, 2020

1871 - Oyster Can Explodes

Springfield, Vermont, USA

1853 - Fire at Springfield, Vermont.
SPRINGFIELD, Vt., Monday, Jan. 26. A large Grist and Saw Mill, two miles south of Centre Village, Springfield, Vt., belonging to William Gould, was destroyed by fire this morning. Insured for $2,300... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  January 28, 1853
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A. K. Hawkes Company glasses
found at Old Drugstore, St Augustine, Florida
Munich, Bavaria, Germany

1871 - The King of Bavaria came near drowning last December.
He was skating in the neighborhood of Munich, when the ice broke and he fell in. A private soldier who was near saved the King's life with great difficulty at the risk of his own life. The King... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  January 28, 1871
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Lexington, Kentucky, USA

1871 - Oyster Can Explodes
A sealed can of oysters carelessly left on the embers in a store at Lexington, Ky., the other day, exploded with tremendous force, bursting the grate to atoms, shaking the house, and severely... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  January 28, 1871
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Coatesville, Pennsylvania, USA

1871 - Double Tragedy
A young married woman, apparently in good health, fell dead in Coatesville, Chester Co., Pa., a few days ago, while preparing dinner, and her aged mother, hastening down stairs on being summoned,... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald  -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  January 28, 1871
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Sharon, Pennsylvania, USA

1871  Killed by a Pencil

A Mr. Bonacher, of Sharon, Penn., recently slipped and fell, and the point of a lead pencil which he carried in his pocket penetrated his side, causing almost instant death.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  January 28, 1871
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1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Chicken Mayonnaise - Cut up some chickens and fry them nicely in butter. Let them get cold,...Read MORE...



The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., November 17, 1880
Sacramento, California, USA

1871  Sophisticated Young Criminals

In Sacramento, Cal., a band of nine boys has just been broken up, which had all the signs, passwords, etc., of an organized robber band, and within two years had committed many crimes.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  January 28, 1871
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"Cuticura soap, manufactured by the Potter Drug and Chemical company, is an antibacterial medicated soap in use since 1865. Noted Boston philanthropist George Robert White (1847-1922) was once the president and owner of Potter Drug and Chemical. Cuticura contains triclocarban instead of the more usual triclosan. These two antibacterial agents have very similar molecularity. By themselves they kill 99.99% of bacteria and microbes (like fungus spores) on contact. Cuticura soap has been in use, and is relatively unchanged, since 1865." wikipedia

Found at Old Drugstore, St Augustine, Florida
Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

1871 - Revolver Maker Leaves Large Fortune
Ethan Allen, who recently died in Worcester, Mass., at the age of sixty-four, preceded Colt in the manufacture of revolvers. One of his earliest inventions was the "pepper-box revolver," produced in... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  January 28, 1871
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Old Town, Maine, USA

1871 - Clock Accident
A few days ago, while the clock on the St. James Episcopal Church, in Old-town, Me., was being wound up, the chain attached to one of the wights parted, and the ponderous iron weight went crushing... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  January 28, 1871
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Hinsdale, Massachusetts, USA

1871  Boiler Explodes

A locomotive exploded its boiler near Hinsdale, on the Boston & Albany Railroad a few nights ago, scalding five men, two of whom, Engineer Hustard and Joseph H. Eustace, of Boston, have since died.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  January 28, 1871
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1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

Never eat every morsel that is upon your plate; and surely no lady will ever scrape her plate, or...Read MORE...



The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness: A Complete Handbook for the Use of the Lady in Polite Society... by Florence Hartley, January 1, 1872
Burlington, Vermont, USA

1882 - WORK OF A SEVERE GALE.
BURLINGTON, Vt., Jan. 27. - At 7 o'clock this morning this city was visited by the severest gale for many years, doing great damage to property. One wall of the Burlington and Lamville Railroad... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  January 28, 1882
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Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, USA

1888 - In Wisconsin spirit thermometers on the 21st registered 68 degrees below zero at Chippewa Falls,
36 below at Janesville, 55 at Hudson, 52 at Dartford, 53 at Princeton, 50 at Sparta, 52 at Green Lake, and extreme cold was reported in other portions of the State. In the northern portions of... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  January 28, 1888
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1888  The doors of the First National Bank of Auburn, N.Y., were closed on the 23d, the result of a defalcation of $200,000 on the part of its cashier, Charles O'Brien, who had fled.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1888  On the 21st Oscar F. Beckwith, the Austerlitz murderer was sentenced to be hanged March 1, at Hudson, N. Y. This was the sixth time he had been sentenced.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1888  A portion of the Holyoke (Mass.) Envelope Company;s mill was burned on the 22d. Loss, $325,000.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1888  In portions of Vermont and New Hampshire the mercury registered 30 degrees below zero on the 21st.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1888  In Western Nebraska a coal famine existed on the 21st, and coal trains on the Union Pacific were being stopped and robbed.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1888  Brewere Arsendorf, who was twice tried at Sioux City, Ia., for the Haddock murder, spent a fortune. His defense cost him over $175,000 and he is now reduced to traveling for a Milwaukee concern.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1888  An Apache Indian at San Carlos, A. T., got drunk on the 21st, killed his wife and child, and was shot by a sergeant of the guard.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1888  Governor Martin, of Kansas, authorized the statement on the 23d that great distress prevailed in the extreme southwestern part of the State, owing to the failure of the crops last year and the rigor of the winter.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1888  A fire on the 25th in Barber & Co.'s thread-mill at Allentown, Pa., caused a loss of $250,000.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

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The Fish Net & Twine Co.
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