Friday, June 15, 2018

1866 - Snake Prank


Curtice Brothers Blue Label Soups
Curtice Bothers Co., Rochester, N.Y.

The Ladies' Home Journal
April 1898
Arlington, Virginia, USA

1864  June 15 – Arlington National Cemetery is established in the United States

when 200 acres (0.81 km2) of the grounds of Robert E. Lee's home Arlington House are officially set aside as a military cemetery by U.S. Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton.

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June 15, 1864
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Webster, Massachusetts, USA

1866 - Snake Prank
In Webster, Mass., recently, some young man placed two small brown snakes in a kind of fancy paper basket, filled the opening with flowers so that the reptiles could not crawl out, and hung the device up on the door know of a house were some young ladies were boarding. The basket and contents chanced to be found first by the most timid of the young ladies, who upon withdrawing the flowers and... Read MORE...

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Flake's Bulletin -  Galveston, Texas -  June 15, 1866
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Dudley, Massachusetts, USA

1875 - A Useful Sort of Pastor
The Boston Traveller tells a story on Mr. Williams, the ancient pastor of Dudley, Massachusetts, who was a practical christian. One sultry summer Sunday, says the legend, the sound of distant thunder heralded the approach of a shower. Suddenly the preacher stopped, and peering from side to side through the church windows, as if observing the tokens of a change in the weather, he quietly said:... Read MORE...

Williamsport Sun-Gazette -  Williamsport, Pennsylvania -  June 15, 1875
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Pittsfield, New Hampshire, USA

1880  Tornado

PITTSFIELD, N. H., June 14 - A whirlwind, last night in Barnstead and Gilmanton, destroyed about a dozen barns, unroofed many more, and also was moved several feet. A lot of timber was blown down.

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  June 15, 1880
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1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Johnny Cake - One cup sweet milk, one cup wheat flour, one and one-half cups corn meal, one tablespoonful sugar, one egg, butter half the size of an egg, one teaspoonful cream tartar, one-half a teaspoonful soda, a little salt. Bake in a tin about four inches by eight inches.

The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., November 30, 1881
Chicago, Illinois, USA

1893 - ACCIDENT AT THE FAIR. A RAILWAY SLED AT MIDWAY PLAISANCE JUMPS THE TRACK KILLING ONE MAN AND INJURING FIVE OTHER PEOPLE.
Special to the Record-Union.
Chicago, June 14. - One man was killed and five other people badly injured by an accident that occurred on the ice railway at Midway Plaisance this evening.
The dead are:
W. D. RICHMOND, Dulnap, Ill.
Injured:
H. JACOBS.
J. JACOBS.
D. F. SLATER.
MAY OAYERS.
CARL FRESCHE, all of Chicago.
The sleds on the railway were going at a high rate of speed around a... Read MORE...

Record Union -  Sacramento, California -  June 15, 1893
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5% Nickel Steel Tubing is found only in Columbia Bicycles
Pope Mfg. Co, Hartford, Conn.

The Ladies' Home Journal
April 1898
Warwick, Rhode Island, USA (Hillsgrove) (Pontiac)

1900 - FATAL TROLLEY COLLISION. Four Persons Killed and Twenty-six Hurt at Warwick, R. I.
Providence, R. I. [Special]. - Four persons were killed and twenty-six injured in a collision on the Oakland Beach Electric Railroad. There were two cars on the collision, which took place on a sharp curve. The car coming toward the city telescoped the other, crashing its way through to the fifth seat.

The dead are: EDWARD BURROUGHS, motorman; LOUIS C. SANBORN, ARTHUR G. LISCOMB and GEORGE W.... Read MORE...

The Cranbury Press  -  New Jersey -  June 15, 1900
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1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

Never try to outshine your guests in dress. It is vulgar in the extreme. A hostess should be dressed as simply as is consistent with the occasion, wearing, if she will, the richest fabrics, exquisitely made, but avoiding any display of jewels or gay colors, such as will be, probably, more conspicuous than those worn, by her guests.

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
Alton, Illinois, USA

1926 - FOUR MEN KILLED, FIVE INJURED, IN REFINERY BLAST. EXPLOSION, CAUSE OF WHICH IS UNKNOWN, OCCURS IN LIQUID ASPHALT MIXING TANK OF PLANT.
Alton, Illinois, June 14. - (AP) - Four men were killed and five injured in an explosion and fire at the refinery of the Standard Oil Company of Indiana at Wood River, near here, today. According to a statement by company officials, the explosion, the cause of which is unknown, occurred in the liquid asphalt mixing tank. A pitch still nearby was ignited where were employed the men killed or... Read MORE...

Joplin Globe -  Missouri -  June 15, 1926
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1826  Two barns, a shoemaker's shop, &c. were destroyed by fire in Bedford, Mass. on Wednesday 31st ult. - the fire was occasioned by boys firing at swallows on the barns.

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Bangor Weekly Register
Bangor, Maine

1904  June 15 – A fire aboard the steamboat General Slocum in New York City's East River kills 1,021.

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1920  June 15 - Duluth lynchings in Minnesota

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1953  June 15 - Dust devils are usually rather benign weather phenomena, however, two boys were injured by one near Prescott AZ. One of the boys suffered a black eye, and the other boy had two vertebrae fractured by wind-blown debris.

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America - Did you know? 1786: Shays"s Rebellion erupts - Farmers from New Hampshire to South Carolina take up arms to protest high state taxes and stiff penalties for failure to pay.

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Quebec - Did you know? In France of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries the chief officials of state, the seigneurs, the higher ecclesiastics, even the officers of the army and the marine, were always drawn from the nobility. In the colony this was very far from being the case... Even among the seigneurs the great majority of these landed gentlemen came from the ranks of the people, and not one in ten was a member of the "noblesse".

Daily Life in New France (www.chroniclesofamerica.com/ french/ daily_life_in_new_france.htm)

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Furniture, Carpets, Bedding, Draperies, Stoves, Ranges, ETc.
Atherton Furniture
Lewiston, Maine
Died June 15

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