Thursday, August 23, 2018

1883 - DEATH-DEALING CYCLONE. GREAT DESTRUCTION OF LIFE AND PROPERTY IN MINNESOTA. A TRAIN LIFTED FROM THE RAILS AND MANY OF ITS PASSENGERS EITHER KILLED OR FEARFULLY WOUNDED.

Batiscan, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Geneviève-de-Batiscan) (Saint-François-Xavier)

1841  Boat upset by steamer

On the 16th inst. a small boat crossing from Batiscan to St. Pierre les Becquet, Quebec, was upset by a steamer - three females were drowned; Mrs Radeau, Mrs Cote and Miss Mailbat. They were going to assist at a wedding.

Daily Atlas -  Massachusetts -  August 23, 1841
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1892 advertisement

No Mosquitoes
Will Bite You!
If you use freely HARLOW'S 'COMFORT' for Sportsmen, Anglers, or others who frequent the woods at this season.
This has been used and approved for years. There is no better preparation in the market. Wholesale or retail.

N.S. Harlow
4 Smith Block
Bangor, Maine

Bangor Daily Whig and Courier
Bangor, Maine
June 30, 1892
1882 - A MURDERER CAPTURED
Arrest of James Conroy for Killing Peter M'Cann, of Saratoga County.

PITTSBURG, Aug. 22. - Several weeks ago a circular was received at Police Head-quarters, in this city, offering a reward of $500 for the arrest of James Conroy, charged with the murder of Peter McCann, at Jobville, Saratoga County, N.Y., on 22d December, 1880. Detective Harrison took charge of the case, and soon secured a... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  August 23, 1882
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Rochester, Minnesota, USA

1883 - DEATH-DEALING CYCLONE. GREAT DESTRUCTION OF LIFE AND PROPERTY IN MINNESOTA. A TRAIN LIFTED FROM THE RAILS AND MANY OF ITS PASSENGERS EITHER KILLED OR FEARFULLY WOUNDED.
Winona, Aug. 22 - A cyclone struck Rochester about 7 o'clock last evening, and one-third of the city is in ruins. All north of the track is devastated, including the Methodist church, Horton's elevator, and many other buildings. The railroad bridge was swept completely away. A freight train ran into a building which was blown on the track at Zambrota Junction, and the fireman, HIGGINS, is... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  August 23, 1883
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1885 - MARY FOLHART'S STORY. Why a Brooklyn Girl was Arrested for Theft.
She Visits a Female Friend to Attend Her Through Illness and Receives a Proposal of Marriage from a Married Man - Going to Saratoga County to Face Her Accuser.

A lank, knowing looking countryman dropped into Police Headquarters yesterday afternoon and asked with an air of great importance for the Superintendent of Police. He was shown into Chief Campbell's room and then reveled his... Read MORE...

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle -  Brooklyn, New York -  August 23, 1885
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1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Hot Cross Buns - Take two cups of milk, three of sugar, two eggs, half teaspoonful soda, half a cup of yeast, a little nutmeg and flour to make stiff enough to roll; let it stand over night; in the morning roll out small, set them close together in a pan, let them stand and rise again and bake in a moderate oven.

The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., August 25, 1880
Aberdeen, South Dakota, USA

1889 - A TERRIFIC EXPLOSION. Three Men Killed by an Accident to a Threshing Machine.
A terrible accident occurred about noon at the farm of CHARLES DINSMORE, eighteen miles southwest of Aberdeen, Dakota. Three men were killed and several others seriously injured by the explosion of a threshing machine engine boiler.

The engineer, FRANK ARHSWOLDT, aged twenty-nine years, was blown seventeen rods and instantly killed. WILLIAM SHEELER, aged twenty-three, was blown twelve rods,... Read MORE...

The Cranbury Press -  New Jersey -  August 23, 1889
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Seth Norwood & Co
Manufacturers of Fine Shoes, Beverly, Mass
Sharon, Massachusetts, USA

1898 - ONLY FOUR KILLED IN WRECK.
CASUALTIES AT SHARON NOT SO NUMEROUS AS AT FIRST REPORTED - TWO MAY NOT RECOVER.

Sharon, Mass., Aug. 22. - In the excitement and confusion attending the clearing away of the wreckage caused by last night's collision on the New York, New Haven & Hartford road it was reported that seven were killed, four of them being given as unknown. Today it was learned definitely that the total number killed ... Read MORE...

Omaha Daily Bee -  Omaha, Nebraska -  August 23, 1898
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Bakersfield, California, USA

1952 - NEW QUAKE JARS SOUTHLAND, BAKERSFIELD LOSS IN MILLIONS. 2 DEAD, 32 HURT, BUSINESS AREA LEFT SHAMBLES. RESCUERS DIG INTO WRECKAGE, MORE TEMBLORS FEARED.
Bakersfield, Calif. (UP) - Another earthquake rattled windows in Southern California today as Bakersfield dug out of the debris left by the bomblike earth shock that caused the deaths of two persons yesterday, injured at least 32, and made a shambles of the business district.

Police and sheriff's switchboards were deluged with telephone calls from frightened Southern Californians shaken awake... Read MORE...

San Mateo Times -  San Mateo, California -  August 23, 1952
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1884  Harvey Wakefield, who died recently in Colebrook, Conn, at the age of eighty-two, had a passion for saving all sorts of articles that people generally threw away.
In his barn is a huge pile of newspapers, an it is said that every newspaper he had received in sixty years lies in that heap. - Hartford Post.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1894  All the members of the school board in Tiverton, R. I., are women; and the superintendent says the schools of that town are the best conducted in the state.


Fayette County Leader
Fayette, Iowa

America - Did you know? Inches, Teaspoons and a Ton of Bricks: It"s perfectly acceptable to use the metric system in the United States - Congress originally authorized it in 1866 and has repeated those sentiments in the years since - but tradition tells a whole other tale. Although the government now requires metric use in some public sectors and strongly encourages it in many private industries, the American public never really took to the system and largely dismissed it, making the United States the only industrialized nation where that"s the case. In an effort to move the matter along, Congress even passed a Metric Conversion Act of 1975 and set up a U.S. Metric Board to take care of all the planning for the desired transition, but they apparently didn"t empower the board with enough authority, and the American people essentially said, "meh" to adopting metric and continued on with their miles, pounds, ounces and all the rest. Similarly lackluster efforts since then have done little to get Americans to change their ways.

people.howstuffworks.com


Quebec - Did you know? French Canadians celebrate Dollard Day on the Monday preceding May 25. The day honors a seventeenth-century French war hero. On that same day, the rest of Canada celebrates Victoria Day in honor of Britain"s Queen Victoria.

Countries and Their Cultures - French-Canadians (www.everyculture.com)

The Hartford Rubber Works Co., Hartford, Conn.

The Ladies' Home Journal
March 1898
Died August 23

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