Tuesday, June 19, 2018

1869 - Clever Dog

1862 - May 20 – U.S. President Abraham Lincoln signs the Homestead Act into law.
THE HOMESTEAD ACT - Letters are coming to the post offices in Nebraska, by hundreds, in which enquiries are made concerning the prospect of obtaining good quarter sections of land under the Homestead Act. The nearest good lands now available are about an average of eight miles from the river. -- The best lands; those having plenty of timber are along the upper branches of the Nemahas, on Salt... Read MORE...

Nebraska Advertiser -  Brownville, Nebraska -  June 19, 1862

The Parker Games
For Merry Winter Evenings
Parker-Brothers, Salem, Mass, USA

The Ladies' Home Journal
November 1898
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

1869  Explosion

The late explosion at the Cincinnati gas works was caused by striking a match to light a tobacco pipe. The man who did it was the only victim of the disaster.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  June 19, 1869

White Plains, New York, USA

1869  Insane Asylum

The managers of the New York Hospitals have decided to locate the new Insane Asylum at White Plains, Westchester County. It will cost a million dollars and accommodate 500 patients.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  June 19, 1869

1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Ham Balls - Take cold-boiled or baked ham, chop fine, add as many eggs as there are persons to eat, and a little flour beaten together and make into balls. Fry brown in hot butter or dripping.

The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., October 26, 1881
Albany, New York, USA (Fort Orange)

1869  Soldiers' Home

The Soldiers' Home in Albany, N.Y., has been closed for lack of appropriation by the Legislature for support, and its two hundred inmates will be taken to the government institution at Augusta, Me.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  June 19, 1869

C. H. Foote,
Jobber and Wholesale Dealer in
Groceries and Provisions,
35 Bridge Street
Plattsburgh, N.Y.
Derry, New Hampshire, USA

1869  One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary

The One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the settlement of Derry, N. H., was celebrated on June 10th. Eight thousand people were present, representing various portions of the Union.

St Joseph Herald  -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  June 19, 1869

Baltimore, Maryland, USA

1869  German singing festival

There is to be a great German singing festival in Baltimore from the 10th to the 16th of July. Handel's oratorio, "Messiah," is to be given, with a chorus of over one thousand voices.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  June 19, 1869

Richmond, Virginia, USA

1869  President's Carriage

A Richmond, Va., junk dealer has sent forward to Boston, to be exhibited at the Peace Jubilee, the old family carriage of Jeff. Davis, used during his Presidency of the Confederate States.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  June 19, 1869

1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

Be careful always that the details of your dress are perfectly finished in every point. The small articles of a wardrobe require constant care to keep in perfect order, yet they will wofully revenge themselves if neglected.

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
1869  Healthy Soldiers

According to the recent sanitary report of the medical staff of the Prussian army, there are daily 45 soldiers sick out of 1,000 men. Out of every 1,000 military patients, 985 are cured.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  June 19, 1869

Dayton, Ohio, USA

1869  Killed by Stone

A son of John Cupp, of Dayton, Ohio, aged about 13, was instantly killed the other day in that town, by a stone thrown from a sling in the hands of another boy.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  June 19, 1869

Washington, DC, USA

1869  Strange Assault

A man in Washington recently went to the house of a woman very sick with consumption, and beat her in a shocking manner. She had made her will in his favor, and disappointment at finding her alive prompted the assault.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  June 19, 1869

Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA

1869  Clever Dog

Rev. C. A. Downs, of Lebanon, N.H., has a dog, which a few days ago, had a lively fight with a wood chuck, and the latter seized him by the cheek and refused to relinquish his hold. With remarkable presence of mind, his dogship repaired to a brook near by, and sousing the woodchuck under, held him there until he was drowned.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  June 19, 1869

New Haven, Connecticut, USA

1869  Fish Hooks

Fish-hooks are made now almost entirely at New Haven, Conn. They are made entirely by machinery, a piece of wire going into a machine and coming out a perfect fish-hook. The machinery is the most ingenious that has ever been invented for any purpose.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  June 19, 1869

Auburn, New York, USA

1869  Seward Trip

Hon. William H. Seward, accompanied by Hon. Frederick W. Seward and lady, and Abijah Fitch, Esq., of Auburn, N.Y., have started out on a tour of some six months in duration, comprising a trip to Omaha, and thence by Pacific Railroad to San Francisco, where they propose to take a steamer for Sitka. The party propose to visit India and China before their return home to Auburn.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  June 19, 1869

San Francisco, California, USA

1869  Teaching Chinese Girls

Teachers are to be employed to instruct the Chinese girls in San Francisco, where they are rapidly increasing. The work is undertaken by the churches.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  June 19, 1869

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

1869  Pastors Unite

Over a dozen Philadelphia pastors have united in the determination to attend no more Sunday funerals, unless the necessity is certified by a physician. As yet they have had none this year.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  June 19, 1869

Ithaca, New York, USA

1880  160 Canary Birds

Mrs. Ellis, of Ithaca, N.Y., has one hundred and sixty canary birds chirping away in the same room. She says she is low-spirited and keeps them to chirrup her existence.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  June 19, 1880

Sharon, Massachusetts, USA

1886  The editor of the Sharon (Mass.) Advocate has bone into the marrying business as a little side speculation.

In a recent issue of his paper he says: "Persons intending marriage are reminded that the editor of the Advocate has had his commission as justice of the peace renewed by his Excellency Governor Robinson. Brother editors will be married to Sharon ladies free."

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  June 19, 1886

Jersey City, New Jersey, USA

A fire in Jersey City late last night that flamed very high and cast its bright reflection far over the waters of the harbor gave many persons the impression that the Red Star docks were burning.
It was not these, but some buildings on the west and south that were destroyed.

The fire caught shortly before 10 o'clock in CUSHING'S pattern and machine shops, a large three-story brick building... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  June 19, 1889

Rockford, Illinois, USA

1900 - Mishap At City Quarry. Bert Miller Meets With A Terrible Tumble Breaking One Leg.
And Bruising Head and Body-Fell Thirty Feet from Rocky Ledge to Stone Floor Below-At City Hospital.

Bert Miller, a young man residing at 1027 South Court Street, met with a mishap at the city stone quarry this forenoon which came near terminating his employment with the city and his career at the same time.

He was operating a drill standing on a ledge and in some unaccountable manner fell... Read MORE...

Rockford Daily Republic -  Rockford, Illinois -  June 19, 1900

Lynn, Massachusetts, USA

1903 - NOT KNOWN HERE. Railroad Man Killed At Lynn Said To Belong In Portsmouth.
A Lynn dispatch of the 18th stated that a man named Moorehouse, an employe of the milk train, with his home at Portsmouth, was fatally injured on Thursday evening and later died at the Lynn hospital.

It stated that his family had been notified and the body would be sent to this city.

There is not such name as Moorehouse in the Portsmouth directory, and no one here seems to know anyone of... Read MORE...

Portsmouth Herald -  Portsmouth, New Hampshire -  June 19, 1903

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada / Port La-Joie, Isle-St-Jean, Acadia

1912 - Falling Window Hangs Boy.
Charlottestown, P. E. I. - Harry Arbing, and 11 year old boy, was killed here by a strange accident.

He went to his school to light the fire, and, not having a key, stood a board against the side of the building and climbed to the window. The board slipped and the window came down on his neck, leaving him suspended there.

A neighbor noticed the boy hanging from the window and hastened to... Read MORE...

Portsmouth Herald -  Portsmouth, New Hampshire -  June 19, 1912

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Minneapolis, June 19. - Captain JOHN GRAY died in a few hours from his injuries, Ladderman FRANK KANESKY was almost instantly killed and eight others were injured in a fire which gutted the North Side high school.

Fifty firemen were in imminent danger when a wall of the old main building fell. Fire Chief CHARLES W. RINGER, Assistant Chief SANDY HAMILTON, District Chief EDWARD THIELEN and... Read MORE...

The Evening Tribune -  Albert Lea, Minnesota -  June 19, 1913

Peabody, Massachusetts, USA

Fatal Crossing Crash on Boston and Maine Line At Peabody, Mass.

PEABODY, Mass., June 18. — Four men were killed and two injured when a freight train struck their automobile at a crossing of the Boston and Maine Railroad in West Peabody today.

The Dead:
Joseph McCarthy, William Buckley, Matthew Connelly and Thomas Hall, all of the West Roxbury district of Boston.

Leonard Copperaph and...

Philadelphia Inquirer -  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -  June 19, 1922

Boise, Idaho, USA

Boise (AP) - Fire burned off the roof and destroyed most of the top floor of the Mode department store building in the center of Boise's business district Wednesday night.

One man was overcome by smoke and was reported in fair condition Thursday.

WILLLIAM BATCH, store superintendent, estimated the damage at "least one million dollars."

Fire Chief STEVE TAYLOR said the fire originated in... Read MORE...

The Post Register -  Idaho Falls, Idaho -  June 19, 1958

1868  Hon. Wm. Hancock died at his residence, in Dudley, Massachusetts, on the 14th inst, aged 76 years. Colonel Hancock was a lineal descendant of John Hancock of Revolutionary memory.

The Progress-Index
Petersburg, Virginia

1869  A citizen of Newport, N. H., while reading in bed the other night, upset the lamp and was burned to death.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1869  Free Legal Advice
An association has been formed in Paris to give legal advice gratuitously to all who have been wronged by the French police.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1869  Abolished
Imprisonment for debt has been abolished in Prussia.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1869  Runaway
A runaway horse attached to a milk cart, in Memphis, the other day, ran over four children, killing two of them.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1869  Over $30,000
Only three persons in New Orleans return an income above $30,000, and the highest is $38,621.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1869  Advertised her husband
Anna Wall has advertised her husband, at Bangor, Me, saying he had left her bed and board, and she refuses to pay his debts.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1880  William Dowd, of Fonda, N. Y., has been fined $178 for cruelty to a horse, and, as the animal was valued at $150, he thinks the Justice was a little severe on him.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1910  June 19 - Father's Day celebrated for 1st time (Spokane, Wash)


1926  June 19 - DeFord Bailey is 1st black to perform on Nashville's Grand Ole Opry


1931  June 19 - 1st photoelectric cell installed commercially West Haven Ct


America - Did you know? 1822: Denmark Vesey, an enslaved African American carpenter who had purchased his freedom, plans a slave revolt with the intent to lay siege on Charleston, South Carolina. The plot is discovered, and Vesey and 34 coconspirators are hanged.


Quebec - Did you know? A common belief in old Quebec was that lutins [spirits] had the power to bring woe upon the people. If a lutin becomes offended, his master might discover his boots filled with peas or with pebbles. His pantaloons might be sewed up at the knee. He might find salt in his porridge, and pepper in his tea, and the meat in the soup kettle will be turned into pieces of stone. If he goes cutting hay or grain, he cannot get his scythe or his sickle to cut properly; in winter time the water will freeze in his well, and his wife never can cook a good tourtiere - meat pie - without burning the crust into a crisp.

The Journal of American Folklore, Vol. 5, No. 19, Oct. - Dec., 1892, Lutins in the Province of Quebec

Engstrom's Antiseptic Soothing Ointment
Died June 19