Friday, August 10, 2018

1871 - Quite a Mean Man


The Lovers and Wearers of "BLACK CAT"
Triple Knee "Leather" Stockings for Boys, 25 cents a pair

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The Ladies' Home Journal
January 1898
Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA (Coltsville)

1871 - Quite a Mean Man
The Pittsfield Mass., Eagle has unearthed the mean man of that village. He is 50 years old, worth $15,000, has driven all his four boys away from home by his stinginess and general cussedness, and when one of them was fatally hurt lately, refused to bring him home. When his wife did bring him, he refused both admission to the house and turned his only daughter out of doors beside, because she... Read MORE...

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New Hampshire Sentinel -  New Hampshire -  August 10, 1871
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Bangor, Maine, USA

1871 - RAILROAD ACCIDENT.
Bangor, Maine, August 9. - As a passenger train on the Maine Central Railway was entering the city tonight, the bridge over the Hampden Road gave way, causing a general smash-up, which killed one person outright and injured 30 others more or less seriously. The engine and a portion of the train went down, while the balance, consisting of a smoking car, three passenger coaches and one Pullman... Read MORE...

Janesville Gazette -  Wisconsin -  August 10, 1871
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1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Pancakes - Beat up three eggs and a quart of milk; make it up into a batter with flour, a little salt, a spoonful of ground ginger, and a little grated lemon peel; let it be of a fine thickness and perfectly smooth. Clean your frying pan thoroughly, and put into it a good lump of dripping or butter; when it is hot pour in a cupful of batter,and let it run all over of an equal thickness; shake the pan frequently that the batter may not stick, and when you think it is done on one side, toss it over; if you cannot, turn it with a slice, and when both are of a nice light brown, lay it on a dish before the fire; stew sugar over it, and so do the rest. They should be eaten directly, or they will become heavy.

The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., September 7, 1881

Lowney's Chocolate Bonbons

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Boston

The Ladies' Home Journal
April 1898
Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA

1884  FIRE RECORD. AT SOUTHBRIDGE.

Worcester, August 9. - The Columbian mill at Southbridge, with a boarding house and tenement, burned this morning. The mill had 9,000 spindles and employed 60 hands. It was owned by Providence parties.

Fort Scott Daily Monitor -  Fort Scott, Kansas -  August 10, 1884
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Litchfield, Connecticut, USA

1888 - A BIG FIRE AT LITCHFIELD. THE NEW COURT HOUSE AND A NUMBER OF OTHER BUILDINGS BURNED.
WATERBURY, Conn., Aug. 9. - For the second time in three years Litchfield suffered the loss of a large portion of her business blocks this morning. At 1 A. M. flames were discovered breaking was entirely of wood and burned so rapidly that no attempt to save it was made. The lower floor was occupied by Grannis & Elmore's grocery. Deneger's shoe store and Dr. J. T. Sedgwick's office were on the... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  August 10, 1888
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1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

At a Dinner-Party - after which all present were to attend a dance, it would be in best taste for the hostess to be in an evening dress, so that she will not detain her guests while she changes her costume.

The Ladies" Home Journal, June 1898
Ledyard, New York, USA (Aurora)

1888 - WELLS COLLEGE DESTROYED. A FIRE SWEEPS THE MAIN BUILDING, CAUSING A LOSS OF $130,000.
Auburn, N. Y., Aug. 9. - Fire was discovered in the library of the main building of Wells Female College - MRS. GROVER CLEVELAND'S Alma Mater - Aurora, at 1:30 o'clock this morning by PATRICK GRAY, who occupies the lodge on the Wells estate. He immediately gave the alarm and, running to the building, cut off the gasoline connection and with the assistance of others endeavored to stay the flames.... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  August 10, 1888
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Dorchester, Massachusetts, USA

1891 - SIX LIVES LOST. A PLEASURE PARTY THROWN INTO THE WATER BY THE VESSEL OVERTURNING.
Boston, Aug. 10. - A sad accident occurred on Dorchester Bay yesterday afternoon by which six persons lost their lives. The yacht Nay, owned and sailed by Captain J. M. BURKE, started on a cruise about the bay yesterday afternoon, having on board four men and five children. There was a light breeze blowing, but yachtsmen say the boat was overcrowded. In tacking the vessel keeled over too far and... Read MORE...

The Evening Bulletin -  Maysville, Kentucky -  August 10, 1891
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Pensacola, Florida, USA

1893 - Yellow Jack
Its Appearance at Pensacola, Fla., Officially Reported

PENSACOLA, Fla., Aug. 9. - The Escambia county board of health issued the following official paper: 'The board of health regrets to announce that two deaths have occurred in this city, that of Rev. F. C. Waite and Ellen Wood, both pronounced yellow fever. The houses have been isolated, the bedding and all clothing destroyed and all... Read MORE...

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Idaho Statesman -  Idaho -  August 10, 1893
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Fall River, Massachusetts, USA

1894  Wages Reduced

The effect of two years of democratic ascendency has materialized in the great manufacturing city of Fall River, Mass. The Cotton Manufacturers' Association, of that city, voted almost unanimously to reduce wages. The reduction will average from 10 to 12 1/2 per cent, according to the departments in which 25,000 operatives of the city are employed. - Herald

The Daily Democrat -  Huntington, Indiana -  August 10, 1894
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Newtown, Pennsylvania, USA

1917 - FIRE AT NEWTOWN. LODGE HOUSE ON THE RUSSELL ESTATE DESTROYED, CAUSING A LOSS OF $3,000.
Newtown, Penn. - Fire, originating in the boiler room, destroyed the lodge house on the RUSSELL estate at Newtown Square last midnight. An alarm was telephoned to the Media Fire Company, who responded with the Newtown Fire Company, but could do little to save the property because of the rapid progress of the flames.

The fire was discovered by an inmate of the building, who had been aroused by... Read MORE...

Chester Times -  Chester, Pennsylvania -  August 10, 1917
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Bristol, Rhode Island, USA

1926 - FIREWORKS BLAST KILLS FOUR IN R. I.
SCORE OF OTHER HURT AT BRISTOL PLANT; 4 BUILDINGS WRECKED.
OWNER, HIS WIFE, SON AND SON-IN-LAW DEATH VICTIMS - BODIES BADLY MANGLED - HOUSES NEARBY DAMAGED - WINDOWS SHATTERED IN DISTANT PARTS OF TOWN - CAUSE OF EXPLOSION MAY NEVER BE LEARNED.

Bristol, R. I., Aug. 9 - (AP) - Four persons were killed and a score injured today by an explosion whch destroyed the plant of the Bristol Fireworks... Read MORE...

Daily Kennebec Journal  -  Maine -  August 10, 1926
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Great Falls, Montana, USA

1946 - ARMY PLANE HITS CROWDED STABLE AT MONTANA FAIR. TWO BOMBERS IN MID-AIR COLLISION; 8 DEAD, AT LEAST TEN HURT.
Great Falls, Mont. - Police said today at least eight persons were killed and ten hurt when two Army bombers collided over the State Fair grounds yesterday and one of them crashed in flames into a crowded stable.

Sheriff's deputies and volunteer workers searched the smoking ruins of the stable for additional victims.

Officials of the annual North Montana State Fair said twenty valuable... Read MORE...

Middletown Times Herald -  New York -  August 10, 1946
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1826  At Concord, (Mass.) there is a female, not yet eighteen years old, who is a widow for the second time!

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Baltimore Patriot
Baltimore, Maryland

1827  August 10 - Race riots in Cincinnati (1,000 blacks leave for Canada)

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1856  August 10 – A hurricane destroys Last Island, Louisiana, leaving 400 dead. The whole island is broken up into several smaller islands by the storm.

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1878  Ogdensburg, N. Y., supports two Boat Liveries, one of some forty boats, and the other half that number.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1884  August 10 – A severe earthquake, magnitude 5.5, (intensity VII) occurs off the northeast Atlantic coast of the United States. The area affected extends from central Virginia to southern Maine, and west as far as Cleveland.

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1924  August 10 - Colorado's deadliest tornado killed a woman and nine children in one house along its twenty-mile path east southeast of Thurman.
Mennonite men had left the farm to provide possible aid, as the 200-yard wide storm was first seen while far away.
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America - Did you know? May 13, 1846 - Mexican War: U.S. declares war on Mexico in effort to gain California and other territory in Southwest. War concludes with signing of Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo (Feb. 2, 1848). Mexico recognizes Rio Grande as new boundary with Texas and, for $15 million, agrees to cede territory comprising present-day California, Nevada, Utah, most of New Mexico and Arizona, and parts of Colorado and Wyoming.

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Quebec - Did you know? In New France, socially, the seigneur and his family did not stand apart from his neighbors. All went to the same church, took part in the same amusements upon days of festival, and not infrequently worked together at the common task of clearing the lands. Sons and daughters of the seigneurs often intermarried with those of habitants in the seigneury or of traders in the towns. There was no social "impasse" such as existed in France among the various elements in a community.

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

Hargraves Mfg. Co., Soap Makers, Fall River, Mass.
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