Wednesday, June 13, 2018

1820 - Vessels Captured

Bristol, Rhode Island, USA

1820  Vessels Captured

Three vessels belonging to Bristol, Rhode Island, have been captured by the British Brig Thistle, all with full cargoes of slaves, and sent to Sierra Leone. We regret that they were not captured by the Cyane, and trust that our vessels, on that coast, will be unusually vigilant in detecting these violators of law and gospel. Nat. Advertiser
Carlisle Republican -  Pennsylvania -  June 13, 1820

The New Game
Sold Everywhere
Two Styles 25 & 50 Cts.
Milton Bradley Co., Springfield, Mass.

The Ladies' Home Journal
November 1898
Sunderland, Massachusetts, USA

1868  Hon. Horace Greeley's $200 premium for the township of more than fifty dwellings

which should have at least two good grapevines planted on each homestead, has been won by Sunderland, Mass., and a second premium of $100 by Vineland, N. J.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  June 13, 1868

1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Adding Fruit to Cake - Currants, raisins and citrus will not settle to the bottom of either cake or pudding if they are thorougly floured and the batters are of proper consistency. When the batters are too thin, of course they will settle.

The Ladies" Home Journal, June 1898
Ogdensburg, New York, USA

1898 - TORNADO AT OGDENSBURG. An Elevator Unroofed and 820,000 Bushels of Grain Damaged - A Railroad Damaged.
OGDENSBURG, N. Y., June 12. - A violent tornado, accompanied by rain, struck this city at 7 o'clock this evening, and did immense damage along the docks and the railroad yards. The storm approached from a northwesterly direction, and, crossing the St. Lawrence, struck the lower part of the city with tremendous force.

Its path lay through the Central Vermont yards and docks and the Ogdensburg... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  June 13, 1898

The Olympia Self-Playing Music Box
F. G. Otto & Sons
Jersey City, N.J.

The Ladies' Home Journal
November 1898
Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

1911  Lightning Started Fire

Raleigh, N. C. June 12. - The business section of Apex, this county, was swept away by fire today. Seven stores and the two banks were destroyed. Lightning striking a restaurant started the fire. The loss will be about $60,000.

The Washington Post -  Washington, D.C. -  June 13, 1911

Westport, Connecticut, USA

1912 - Train Wreck
Another disastrous wreck on the New Haven Road was on Oct. 4, 1912, when the Boston Express was smashed at the Westport (Conn.) crossover, killing nine persons and injuring twenty. The new Haven Company issued a statement shortly after the accident in which it said the express took the crossover at high speed, in spite of the fact that the home signal was at danger.

Charles S. Mellen and E. H. ...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  June 13, 1913

1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

Remember that a lady-like deportment is always modest and quiet. If you meet a friend at table, and converse, let it be in a tone of voice sufficiently loud for him to hear, but not loud enough to reach ears for which the remarks are not intended. A boisterous, loud voice, loud laughter, and bold deportment, at a hotel, are sure signs of vulgar breeding.

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
Stamford, Connecticut, USA

Score Injured as Second Section Smashes Into First at Stamford.
Victims in Chair Car Skylark Swept to Death or Injury Without Warning.
He Was Fireman When Nine Persons Met Death in the Collision at Westport.
Accident, Say Canadian Pacific Agents, Result of New Haven's Antiquated Methods.
E. H....

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  June 13, 1913

1868  6,000 Employed
About six thousand inhabitants of Taunton, Mass., are employed in its thirty factories, and there are $6,000,000 of capital invested therein.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1868  Built on Made Land
San Francisco is so largely built on made land that the timbers of old wharves were recently exhumed half a mile from the present water front.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1868  Glass Factory
Corning, N.Y., expects to have a glass factory, which will give employment to 200 workmen.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1900  Blacksmith Shop Burns
S. L. Griffith’s blacksmith shop at Danby burned Monday morning. The cause of the fire is not known.

St Albans Daily Messenger
St Albans, Vermont

1957  Mayflower II from Plymouth, England, reaches Plymouth Mass

America - Did you know? February 3, 1870 - Fifteenth Amendment to the Constitution is ratified, giving blacks the right to vote.

Quebec - Did you know? A typical French-Canadian building is the farmhouse. It is based on structures in the French provinces of Normandy, Maine, and Anjou, where most of the French settlers in the St Lawrence valley originated. The typical house was made of wood and had low walls, a steep roof, small windows, and few interior divisions. It was adapted to the northern climate by raising the ground floor to accommodate heavy snow accumulation and by adding multiple chimneys and dormers. The farmhouse also came to be characterized by a verandah, extended belcast eaves supported by a row of narrow columns, and a roof covered in sheet metal.

Mutlicultural Canada: Quebec to 1800 (

Yellow Dock Root
put up by Allaire-Woodward & Co., Peoria, Ill.
Died June 13