Sunday, August 5, 2018

1871 - Advertised His Wife

Wilmington, Delaware, USA

1855 - POWDER MILL EXPLOSION AT WILMINGTON, DEL. - SIX PERSONS KILLED AND FIVE WOUNDED.
Philadelphia, Friday, Aug. 3.
Three of Gareshe's powder mills, near Wilmington, Del., exploded this morning, about 8 o'clock, with most disastrous consequences, six persons having been killed and five wounded.

Wilmington, Friday, Aug. 3.
The drying house of Gareshe's powder works at Eden Park, which exploded this morning, contained about one and a half tons of powder, and the force of the... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  August 4, 1855
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"1847 Rogers Bros."
The Meriden Britannia Co., Meriden, Conn.

The Ladies' Home Journal
March 1898
Schaghticoke, New York, USA

1859 - TERRIBLE RAILROAD ACCIDENT NEAR TROY, N. Y. - A Bridge on the Northern Railroad Gives Way.
A TRAIN PLUNGED INTO THE STREAM.

THIRTEEN PERSONS KILLED.

MANY DANGEROUSLY WOUNDED.

Statement of a Passenger.

ALBANY, Aug. 3. - A terrible accident occurred on the Northern Railroad, Near Schagticoke [sic], last night. The down train, due in Albany at 7:25 P. M., while passing over the bridge which spans the Tomhannock, was precipitated into the creek below, a distance of twenty to... Read MORE...

Philadelphia Press -  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -  August 4, 1859
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Brattleboro, Vermont, USA (West Brattleboro)

1871  Advertised His Wife

A Brattleboro, Vermont, husband who had posted his wife took it all back. 'Having advertised my wife last week while under the influence of intoxicating drink and advice of others, I hereby give notice that said advertisement was without just cause or provocation, and is hereby retracted.'

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Cincinnati Daily Enquirer -  Cincinnati, Ohio -  August 4, 1871
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Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Royal, Acadia

1880 - FIRE RECORD. Nova Scotia Town in Flames.
HALIFAX, N. S., August 3 .- The upper end of the town of Annapolis is in flames, extending from J. B. Wilson's to R. S. Hardwick's and back to No. 10 Victoria street. The wardens have telegraphed to Kentville for a train to bring a fire engine from Bridgetown.

Thirteen Buildings Burned.

HALIFAX, N. S., August 3. - A telegram from Annapolis says the fire there to-day destroyed thirteen... Read MORE...

The Philadelphia Inquirer -  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -  August 4, 1880
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1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Pickeled Peaches - Nine pounds of peaches, three pounds of sugar and three quarts of good cider vinegar. Peel the peaches and stick two cloves in each peach, then put them in the sugar and vinegar in a porcelain lined kettle. Cook from five to ten minutes.

The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., August 25, 1880

Engstrom's Antiseptic Soothing Ointment
Hartford, Connecticut, USA

1894 - CHILDREN ASPHYXIATED. IMPRISONED IN A FREIGHT CABOOSE BY A SPRING LOCK AT HARTFORD, CONN.
Hartford, Conn., July 30. - RAYMOND, aged 9; LEROY, aged 7; and FREDDIE, aged 4, the children of James W. Ganlon, a locomotive engineer on the New York, New Haven & Hartford railroad, who have been missing since Thursday evening, when they went to bathe in the Connecticut River, were found dead at 8 o'clock Sunday morning in the closet of a freight caboose standing on a side track near the... Read MORE...

Perrysburg Journal -  Ohio -  August 4, 1894
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Elgin, Illinois, USA

1902 - Switch Left Open.
Elgin, Ills., Aug. 4 - In a streetcar collision here two cars were telescoped and several persons seriously injured. A switch to a siding upon which stood three empty cars was left open, and the car from Elgin to Dundee crashed into the standing cars, two being telescoped. The passengers were imprisoned for nearly an hour, and every one of the 15 on the car was more or less seriously injured.... Read MORE...

Mansfield News -  Mansfield, Ohio -  August 4, 1902
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Denver, Colorado, USA

1933 - DAM BREAK CAUSES HEAVY LOSS IN DENVER. WALL OF WATER CAUSES DAMAGE OF $1,000,000. MOUNTAIN CLOUDBURST CAUSES DISASTER IN COLORADO; TWO DEAD AND OTHERS MISSING.
ANOTHER STORM CLAIMS A LIFE.
TORRENT RIPS AWAY SIX BRIDGES WHEN IT REACHES METROPOLIS; BUSINESS HARD HIT.

Denver, Aug. 3. - (AP) - Crumbling under the terrific pressure a mountain cloudburst added to the three-square miles of water behind its walls, 43-year old Castlewood Dam sent a billion-gallon deluge roaring and battering through Denver Thursday, leaving two dead and an estimated... Read MORE...

Billings Gazette -  Billings, Montana -  August 4, 1933
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1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

Do not make any display of affection for even your dearest friend; kissing in public, or embracing, are in bad taste. Walking with arms encircling waists, or such demonstrative tokens of love, are marks of low 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
St Joseph, Michigan, USA

1945 - St. Joseph Child Dies Of Burns. Victim's Father Is Marine On Okinawa.
Patricia Ann Randall, three-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ora Randall, 504 Lake street, died early this morning at the St. Joseph sanitarium of third degree burns suffered early yesterday morning at her home. The little girl got up yesterday before her mother was awake, went out to the kitchen and got a box of safety matches and lit one, which ignited her nightgown.

The baby's father, who... Read MORE...

News-Palladium -  Benton Harbor, Michigan -  August 4, 1945
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Preston, Connecticut, USA

1954 - Plane Crash-lands, Burns in Conn.
PRESTON, Conn., Aug. 3 - (INS) - A skillful, heroic Air France pilot brought 37 persons, 29 of them passengers, to safety Tuesday when he crash-landed a transatlantic Super-Constellation in a potato field after running out of fuel when blocked by rain and fog from landing in New York.

Pilot Jean Caboche, ironically, was the most seriously injured among the score hurt when the four-engine plane ... Read MORE...

The Milwaukee Sentinel -  Milwaukee, Wisconsin -  August 4, 1954
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1888  Paper Mill Fire
The paper-mill of John De Varennes, at East Lee, Mass., was burned on the 29th. Loss, $100,000.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1892  August 4 - Sunday school teacher Lizzie Borden arrested in Fall River, Mass
The father and stepmother of Lizzie Borden are found murdered in their Fall River, Massachusetts home.
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1961  August 4 - Spokane, WA, reached an all-time record high of 108 degrees.

The Weather Channel

America - Did you know? October 28, 1886 - Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

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Quebec - Did you know? Black cats have always had a rather suspicious reputation as associates of sorceresses and witches, but it is singular that among [French Canadian] peasants they are regarded as protecting goblins, and that no one would think of parting with them, chasing them away, or ill-treating them in any manner. Lucky is the man whose house, or barn, or stable, has been chosen as a home by a large family of black cats.

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

"Dueber Grand" Ladies' and Gentlemen's Riding Wheel
The Only Strictly High-Grade Bicycle Made in America
Price, $55.00 Net Cash

The Dueber Watch Works
Canton, Ohio, U.S.A.

The Ladies' Home Journal
February 1898
Died August 4

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