Friday, August 24, 2018

1908 - Luxury Tax on Bachelors


Granite Iron Ware
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Fort Dodge, Iowa
Branford, Connecticut, USA

1865 -ANOTHER RAILROAD DISASTER. PASSENGER TRAIN ON THE NORWICH ROAD THROWN OFF THE TRACK. TEN OR TWELVE PERSONS SERIOUSLY INJURED.
New Haven, Wednesday, Aug. 23.
The Palladium says that about 7 1/ 2 o'clock last night, the evening train from New London ran over a cow, three miles this side of Branford, and the baggage, mail and first passenger cars were thrown from the track.

The baggage car turned a complete somersault down an embankment, and rolled over twice, and was badly smashed.

Almost all the employes of the... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  August 24, 1865
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Potsdam, New York, USA

1889 - A CIRCUS TRAIN WRECKED. BARNUM & BAILEY LOSE VALUABLE TRAINED ANIMALS IN A RAILROAD SMASH-UP. THIRTY-THREE FINE HORSES KILLED.
TWO CAMELS AND A TRICK MULE ALSO PERISHED, AND THIRTY-SIX OTHER ANIMALS WERE INJURED - THE WRECK OCCURRED AT MIDNIGHT ON THE ROME, WATERTOWN AND OGDENSBURG ROAD - ESCAPE OF ATTENDANTS.

(Special To The World.)
Watertown, N.Y., Aug. 23. - Great excitement was caused in Northern New York towns this morning by the report that a section of Barnum & Bailey's circus train had been wrecked between... Read MORE...

New York World -  New York, New York -  August 24, 1889
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1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Fried Pumpkin - Peel a small, tender pumpkin; cut it in slices half an inch thick and two inches square, sprinkle each piece with salt and let it stand in an earthen dish for an hour. Then wipe the slices, pepper them; roll them in flour and fry them brown in smoking hot fat enough to cover them; lay them on brown paper for a moment to free them from grease after they are done, and then serve them hot. Squash can be cooked in the same way.

The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., January 5, 1881
Woodbridge Township, New Jersey, USA

1897  BRICK FACTORY FIRE.

Woodbridge, N.J., Aug. 24. - The heavy rain this morning, which did so much damage in this vicinity, was directly responsible for a big fire here. The Salamander fire brick factory was burned to the ground.

Trenton Evening Times  -  Trenton, New Jersey -  August 24, 1897
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Old Mother Hubbard she went to the cupboard and there made a find very nice. She said "with great ease Macaroni and Cheese - Van Camp's makes a meal in a trice."

Van Camp Packing Co., 302 Kentucky Avenue, Indianapolis, Ind.

The Ladies' Home Journal
February 1898
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

1907 - RESCUED IN NICK OF TIME.
Miss Lyla Ransom and E. S. Burnett Narrowly Escape Drowning in Lake Mendota.
(Special to The Northwestern.)
Madison, Wis., Aug. 24. - After one of the most terrible experiences ever recorded on the Madison lakes, during which they clung to an upturned canoe for over two hours in the midst of a raging wind and thunder storm on Lake Mendota, Miss. Lyla Ransom of Wingra Park and E. S. Burnett,... Read MORE...

The Daily Northwestern -  Oshkosh, Wisconsin -  August 24, 1907
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Providence, Rhode Island, USA

1908  Luxury Tax on Bachelors

The Mayor of Providence, Rhode Island, has issued an "irade" declaring that bachelors should be taxed. Evidently His Honor believes that single-blessedness is a luxury that should be paid for. However that may be in Providence, Rhode Island, it certainly does not hold good in Scranton.

The Scranton Truth -  Scranton, Pennsylvania -  August 24, 1908
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Saint Petersburg, Florida, USA

1955  Fall Proves Fatal

St. Petersburg, Fla., (AP) – Mack HOPEEN, 37, a construction worker, rolled off a divan where he was sleeping, struck his neck on the ragged edge of a coffee can used as an ash tray and bled to death. He severed the jugular vein in his neck and died 35 minutes later.

Abilene Reporter News -  Abilene, Texas -  August 24, 1955
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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
Corona, California, USA

1957 - Train Wrecks Plane
CORONA, Calif. (AP) — Gene Maxwell’s light plane is a wreck. It seems that a train hit it.

Maxwell, 31, was practicing landings when he lost power, brushed some trees and made a near-perfect forced landing—except for one detail. He landed on the Santa Fe right-of-way.

While he was checking his plane and his only injury, a scratched arm, he heard a train whistle. He and several bystanders... Read MORE...

The Milwaukee Sentinel -  Milwaukee, Wisconsin -  August 24, 1957
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1853  August 24 - 1st potato chips prepared by Chef George Crum (Saratoga Springs NY)

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1858  August 24 - Richmond "Daily Dispatch" reports 90 blacks arrested for learning

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1893  August 24 - Tornado destroys coast of Savannah & Charleston, about 1000 die

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America - Did you know? Punkin Chuckin: Each year, as corn stalks tower toward the sky and leaves turn yellow, orange and red, folks in the United States often flock to farms in order to attend fall festivals. Most of the goings on at these festivals are pretty tame if a little odd-sounding from an outside perspective. Families often participate in activities like going on hayrides, picking out pumpkins, walking through corn mazes, sampling cider, petting barnyard animals, that sort of thing. But what really singles out some of these fall celebrations is the desire harbored by the visitors to witness pumpkins -- harmless lumpy gourds -- blasted into the air and launched great distances across acres of sprawling farmland.

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Quebec - Did you know? In the mid 1800s, New France had a population of about 4 million. 1/2 were Catholic. 1/2 were Protestant. 1/3 of the population was French speaking.

Canada: A People"s History (www.cbc.ca/ history/)

1882 ad
J. & W. Booth
Furniture & Coffin Warerooms
Paints of all kinds
paper Hangings, Curtain Fixtures, Frames, &c.
Alden's Block, Globe Village

1882 Massachusetts City Directory - Webster and Southbridge (MA)
Died August 24

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