Tuesday, August 7, 2018

1886 - Strange Breakup

It Bears the Brunt of Wash-Day work
The Peoria Washer
Clark, Quien & Morse
401 Commercial Street
Peoria, Ill.

The Ladies' Home Journal
May 1898
Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA

1886  Strange Breakup

Miss Effie Coslett, of Scranton, Pa., has in consideration of ten thousand dollars in cash, consented to release from and engagement her lover, Frank Howell, who failed to put in a appearance on the night appointed for the wedding, because the spirit of his father told him not to get married.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  August 7, 1886

Meriden, Connecticut, USA

1889 - Breaking of a Dam
Seventy-Five Acres of Water, Ten Feet Deep, Above Meriden, Conn., Released.
MERIDEN, Conn., Aug. 6. - Garlick's dam, holding back seventy-five acres of water ten feet deep, two miles above Meriden, broke this morning at four o'clock and allowed a torrent of water to sweep through a wild valley to the tracks of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad, a half mile away. The water here poured ... Read MORE...

The Scranton Republican -  Scranton, Pennsylvania -  August 7, 1889

Farmington, Maine, USA

1890 - August 7 - Stationary Traveling.
Thoreau believed, or sometimes talked as if he believed, that everything was to be found in Concord. There was no great occasion for traveling, he thought. If you really needed to see anything, you had only to stay at home, and in due time it would come to you.

This was somewhat whimsical, and no one was better aware of the fact than Thoreau himself, who loved a paradox as other men love a... Read MORE...

The News-Herald -  Hillsboro, Ohio -  August 7, 1890

Wilkes-Barre, Aug. 6. - An explosion of gas occurred this afternoon in the old No. 1 shaft at Nanticoke, operated by the Susquehanna Coal company.

As a direct result of the accident six men and one boy, all Polish, were injured or burned, four of whom are not expected to recover.
The explosion was caused by a miner with a naked lamp coming in contact with a feeder of gas which he ignited... Read MORE...

Titusville Herald -  Titusville, Pennsylvania -  August 7, 1906

1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Cream of Artichoke Soup - Take four medium-sized fresh artichokes; wash, boil until tender, and remove the skins; chop the artichokes very fine, then mash them through a colander. Put two tablespoonfuls of butter into a saucepan; add one sliced onion, shake and stir without browning until the onion is soft and tender. Add a bay leaf. Moisten two tablespoonfuls of flour in a little cold milk, then add this to one quart of milk; strain into the saucepan with the butter and onion. Add the artichoke that has been pressed through a colander, and stir constantly until it reaches the boiling point. Strain through a fine sieve; add a teaspoonful of salt, a dash of red pepper, and serve.

The Ladies" Home Journal, June 1898
Oakland, California, USA

Oakland, August 7. - The steam schooner Wasp, heavily lumber-laded from Eureka crashed bow-on into the Southern Pacific drawbridge at Harrison street, in this city, while a narrow gauge train with hundreds of passengers was crossing. A panic ensued among the frightened passengers, who believed that the bridge with the train would be wrecked and toppled into the Oakland estuary.

The bridge...

The Evening News -  San Jose, California -  August 7, 1906

Dr. A. Boschee's German Syrup
Made in Woodbury, New Jersey

Boschee’s German Syrup was a common remedy for coughs, colds and consumption. It was most popular for its claim to "cure" consumption and any disease of the throat and lungs. http://www.herbmuseum.ca

Found at Old Drugstore, St Augustine, Florida
Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

1907 - Three Trainmen Killed.
Raleigh, N. C., Aug. 7. - Two bodies in burning debris and one body recovered from the wreck, 11 freight cars burned and several passengers slightly injured, are the results of a head-on collision on the Southern railway, nine miles east of Raleigh, Tuesday night. The dead are:

W. C. PARKER, Spencer, N. C., engineer of freight train.
JACK BETHEL, Greensboro, N. C., fireman, and Fireman Young... Read MORE...

Stevens Point Daily Journal -  Stevens Point, Wisconsin -  August 7, 1907

1869  The landing of the Franco-American cable was appropriately celebrated at Kingston, Mass., on the 27th, by a grand banquet.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1932  August 7 – Raymond Edward Welch becomes the first one legged man to scale the 6,288 ft. Mount Washington, NH.


1944  August 7 – IBM dedicates the first program-controlled calculator, the Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator (known best as the Harvard Mark I).


America - Did you know? Self-emptying Lake George (Alaska) is the best known curiosity of its kind. A dam of ice forms each winter and the lake backs up behind it. The pressure of the water causes the dam to burst. The lake empties itself, and the process begins all over.

The World Almanac of the U.S.A, by Allan Carpenter and Carl Provorse, 1996

Quebec - Did you know? Bread was made from both wheat and rye flour, the product of the seigneurial mills. Corn cakes were baked in Indian fashion from ground maize. Fat salted pork was a staple during the winter, and nearly every habitant laid away each autumn a smoked supply of eels from the river. Game of all sorts he could get with little trouble at any time, wild ducks, geese, and partridges. Following the Indian custom, venison was smoked and hung on the kitchen beams, where it kept for months until needed. Salted or smoked fish had also to be provided for family use, since the usages of the Church required that meat should not be used upon numerous fast-days.

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

G. Stammann
One Price Clothing House
Custom Clothes a Specialty
62 & 64 Michigan Ave., Detroit, Mich.
Died August 7


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