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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

October 25 News - 1884 - New Eyelid

Welcome to our blog, where we embark on a captivating journey through time, exploring the rich tapestry of history and genealogy.  In this edition, we'll delve into the treasure trove of historical news articles dated October 25, unearthing stories that resonate with genealogists and history enthusiasts alike.  From local happenings to global events, we'll uncover the stories that shaped the lives of our ancestors, providing valuable insights for those on a quest to discover their roots.  So, grab your magnifying glass and step into the past as we unravel the October 25 historical headlines that may hold the missing pieces of your family's history puzzle.
    Elmira, New York, USA

    1884 - Mr. P. Sexton, of Elmira, N.Y., will soon have a new eyelid.


    Mr. Sexton, as will be remembered, was the engineer of the train that rain through a sea of burning oil near Bradford, Pa., last January. He was severely burned. Parts of his nose and ears are gone, while both lower eye-lids are burned away, leaving no protection to the eyes. A prominent physician of Elmira volunteered to repair the engineer's mutilated face, and recently preformed a plastic operation for the restoration of one of the lids, literally making a new eyelid. When it heals, the same ... Read MORE...

    St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  October 25, 1884
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    Hatch Bros., Dealers in Game, Eggs, Butter, Cheese, Family Groceries and California Produce
    20 C Street
    Between Union and Taylor
    Virginia, Nevada

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    The Virginia and Truckee Railroad Directory, 1873-74: Embracing a General Directory of Residents of Virginia City, Gold Hill, Silver City, Dayton, Carson, Franktown, Washoe City and Reno, Together with a Business Directory, Also an Appendix, Giving Statistics of State and Storey, Lyno, Ormsby and Washoe Counties
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    Johnstown, Pennsylvania, USA

    1906 - SEVEN DEAD, TWO INJURED. EXPLOSION IN COAL MINE OF CAMBRIA STEEL CO. MANAGEMENT BELIEVES GAS WAS FIRED BY THE SETTING OFF OF A BLAST.


    Johnstown, Pa., Oct. 25. - An explosion occurred in the Cambria Steel Co.'s coal mine here, in which seven men were killed and two severely injured.

    The management of the company says in an official statement:

    "By an explosion in the rolling mill mine of the Cambria Steel Co. seven men are dead and two are painfully but not fatally injured. Up to this time only one of the dead has been identified. He is an American-born miner named SAMPSON LUTHER. It is believed the other dead are all... Read MORE...

    Daily Free Press -  Carbondale, Illinois -  October 25, 1906
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    Windsor, Essex, Ontario, Canada (Assumption) (Sandwich) (Walkerville)

    1960 - BLAST TOPPLES WALL OF STORE; SIX ARE KILLED.


    Windsor, Ont. - AP - Six persons were reported killed and at least 50 injured in an explosion that collapsed a department store in downtown Windsor today.

    One rescuer said, "There's lots of bodies in there. There were lots taken out already."

    The building blown down was that of the Metropolitan stores.

    Among the injured was JOSEPH HALFORD, 31, manager of the store. He said a gas furnace was being installed in the store when it suddenly blew up.

    Autos Are Crushed.
    Small fires... Read MORE...

    The Modesto Bee and News-Herald -  Modesto, California -  October 25, 1960
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    1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes



    Potato Cakes for Breakfast - Save from dinner a soup-plate of mashed potatoes, add to it a half a saltspoonful of pepper, the same of nutmeg, a little salt and the yolk of an egg; form into small cakes, put in a buttered baking pan, brush the ...Read MORE...



    The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., April 27, 1881
    Pepperell, Massachusetts, USA

    1890 - EAST PEPPERELLS BIG FIRE. A SHOE FACTORY AND A NUMBER OF SMALLER BUILDINGS BURNED.


    EAST PEPPERELL, Mass., Oct.24. - A big fire was discovered this morning at 2 o'clock in the shoe factory of Leighton Brothers, and soon the whole building was ablaze. A high wind was blowing and the flames spread rapidly to a row of wooden houses. Help was called from the surrounding towns, the old apparatus of this place being insufficient. Nashua was called upon and responded with some of her trucks and men.

    Before the flames could be attacked successfully the shoe factory was burned to... Read MORE...

    The New York Times -  New York, New York -  October 25, 1890
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    International Hotel, (Open day and night), Corner C, Union & B Streets, Virginia, Nevada
    The Best Hotel in Nevada

    1873 ad

    The Virginia and Truckee Railroad Directory, 1873-74: Embracing a General Directory of Residents of Virginia City, Gold Hill, Silver City, Dayton, Carson, Franktown, Washoe City and Reno, Together with a Business Directory, Also an Appendix, Giving Statistics of State and Storey, Lyno, Ormsby and Washoe Counties
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    H.S. Crocker & Company, 1873

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    Hyde Park, Massachusetts, USA*

    1895 - RAILROAD WRECKS. FOUR MEN WERE KILLED AND MANY INJURED.


    The Engineer Responsible For the N. Y. N. H. and H. Road Accident - A Broken Axle Causes the Wreck on the Pennsylvania Road.

    Hyde Park, Mass., Oct. 25 - A rear end collision occurred here on the New York, New Haven and Hartford railroad, in which one man - G. M. AUSTIN, a brakeman -- was killed, a woman fatally injured, and 12 other passengers, including Congressman ELIJAH A MORSE, were more of less seriously hurt. The list of injured is as follows:

    MRS. WILLIAM ROSS of Cambridge, fatally ... Read MORE...

    Ticonderoga Sentinel  -  New York -  October 25, 1895
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    Westport Island, Maine, USA (Westport) (Jeremysquam)

    A reporter visits Westport in 1900 investigating the Jessie Cobb murder


    Westport lies between Bath and Boothbay Harbor, and is the
    first stopping place out of the former city. When the little
    steamboat drew up to the wharf there was no human being, and
    only two houses in sight.

    A legal friend had given the newspaper man a letter of
    introduction to Capt. Jewett of Westport, but on inquiry it
    was found that there were no less than three Captain Jewetts
    on the island. Here was a pretty pickle. They were widely
    scattered over the island, so the scribe started ... Read MORE...

    Lewiston Evening Journal -  Lewiston, Maine -  October 25, 1900
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    1800s Advice and Etiquette for Men



    Whatever business you have, do it the first moment you can; never by halves, but finish it with out interruption, if...Read MORE...



    Practical Morality, Or, A Guide to Men and Manners... (1813). United Kingdom: J. Walker.
    Châteauguay, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joachim-de-Chateauguay)

    1913 - French-Canadians, At Chateauguay, "Spanked" Americans, Centry Ago


    (From "The Scrap Book for Today.")

    Chateauguay - to the people of the Dominion that name stands for the valor and patriotism of French-Canadians, for the triumph of the principle of "One people, one flag". On the memorable field of Chateauguay, just a century ago, all doubt as to the devotion of Canadian Frenchmen to the land of their birth was swept away on the tide of victory. To the American, on the contrary, Chateauguay is a synonym for disgraceful defeat. It marked the beginning of the... Read MORE...

    Trenton Evening Times -  Trenton, New Jersey -  October 25, 1913
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    1868  Kerosene Explosion
    Mary Cannon and a daughter of John Eagan, of Windsor Locks, Connecticut, were burned to death on the 15th by the explosion of kerosene.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan

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    1842  COPPER MINE IN RHODE ISLAND
    A rich Copper Mine has been opened at Cumberland, R. I. - Within the last week fifteen tons of ore have been shipped for Boston, from the mine, commenced this season, and worked by four men only. The ore was sent to Liverpool to be sold at the monthly mart of ore at Swansea. There is not a single furnace for copper in North America. The ore, from Chili, the grey oxide, which is the richest in the world, yielding 80 per cent, is sent exclusively to Swansea. The Boston American says that an...
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    The Evening Post
    New York, New York

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    1905  PIRATE DRUGGED HIM. Arrested Shipmate Tells Strange Story of Sloop Dorado.
    Special to The New York Times.

    NEWPORT, Oct. 24. - The arrest of Otto Steifel in Providence to-day proved of great importance in clearing up the mystery about the sloop Dorado and the plunder found on the two pirate boats held here. Steifel confessed to the Providence police that he had been with H. A. Jackson since Sept. 6, and was part owner of the sloop. He was identified by Deputy Sheriff Harvey as the man aboard the catboat Bessie, stolen from Charles L. Burlingame of...
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    The New York Times
    New York, New York

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    1839  Flourishing
    A letter from a manufacturer in Adams, Mass., to a gentleman in this city, says that the business men of that very flourishing place (second only to Lowell) now go to Pittsfield, and thence to West Stockbridge, where they take the railroad to Hudson, and so go to New York. That there is but 14 miles land carriage for freight, and that they can go in one day and night to New York. - Albany Daily Adv.
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    America - Did you know?

     President Abraham Lincoln created the Secret Service on the very day of his assassination,

     

    Quebec - Did you know?

     In Francophone Quebec stop signs have “Arrêt” written on them although “Stop” is a valid word in French and France itself uses “Stop” on stop signs.
     

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    The Virginia and Truckee Railroad Directory, 1873-74: Embracing a General Directory of Residents of Virginia City, Gold Hill, Silver City, Dayton, Carson, Franktown, Washoe City and Reno, Together with a Business Directory, Also an Appendix, Giving Statistics of State and Storey, Lyno, Ormsby and Washoe Counties
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