Monday, September 24, 2018

1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes - Pancakes

Ange-Gardien, Québec, Canada (Saint-Ange-Gardien)

1818  Body Floats Ashore

The body of a female, enclosed in a coffin, with a rope twisted three times round it, and caulked, to appearance, with oakum, floated ashore at the Parish of L'Ange Gardien, Lower Canada, on the 1st inst.

Berkshire Star -  Massachusetts -  September 24, 1818

1927 advertisement

A Bit of New England in New York
Prince George Hotel
Fifth Ave. & 28th St.
A. M. Gutterson, Mgr.
1000 Rooms with Bath $3.0 and up
A Home in the Heart of Things
Buckland, Massachusetts, USA

[Yes, this sad story was actually in the newspaper in 1866 - unbelievable!]

There is a maniac now living in Buckland, Mass, named Josiah Spaulding, who, the Springfield Republican says, has been confined in an iron cage for over fifty years, and for more than thirty years has not stood erect. He has become so deformed that it is impossible to straighten his limbs by natural force. he refuses... Read MORE...
Albany Evening Journal -  Albany, New York -  September 24, 1866

Detroit, Michigan, USA

1892 - A Millionaire Killed by a Fall.
DETROIT, Mich., Sept. 23,- J. H. Wicks, a millionaire of New York city, and president of the Wick's Refrigerator Company, with headquarters at Rochester, N. Y., fell out of the second-story window of a house tonight and was instantly killed. He was entirely nude, and it was supposed was intoxicated. He fell sixteen feet to the stone sidewalk, striking on the back of his head, breaking his neck... Read MORE...

The Sun -  Baltimore, Maryland -  September 24, 1892

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
Battle Creek, Michigan, USA

1892  Fire at Battle Creek

BATTLE CREEK, Mich., September 23. - A fire last night in the plant of the union school furniture company, destroyed the factory, office and four other buildings. Loss aggregated $100,000.

The Daily Journal and Tribune -  Knoxville, Tennessee -  September 24, 1892

Hurlbut's High Grade Papers
Hurlbut Stationery Co., Pittsfield, Mass.

The Ladies' Home Journal
February 1898
Saint-Luc, Québec, Canada

1895 Buried in a Landslide
Five Members of a Family Swept into the Champlain River

Quebec, Sept. 23. - A report comes from St. Luc, Champlain county, of a disastrous landslide on the Champlain river Saturday night. Zephirim Normandin's house was carried away and five members of the family were buried in the debris. Three children escaped by jumping through windows, one of whom has since become insane as the result of... Read MORE...

Sioux City Journal -  Sioux City, Iowa -  September 24, 1895

Brookfield, Massachusetts, USA

Special Train Strikes an Engine, but No One Is Injured.

East Brookfield, Mass., Sept 23. - The special train conveying the Archbishop of Canterbury from Bar Harbor, Me., to Washington was wrecked on the Boston and Albany division of the New York Central Railroad near the station here today. The archbishop was not injured, although considerably shaken up. J. Pierpont Morgan, of New York, who... Read MORE...

The Washington Post -  Washington, D.C. -  September 24, 1904

Oswego, New York, USA

Oswego, N. Y., Sept. 23. - Fire in the Welland, a four-story wooden and stone building used as a dormitory by young women students at the Oswego State Normal School, caused 100 girls to flee from their rooms in haste early today. The fire was discovered in the laundry, in the basement of the building. Soon the first and second floors were filled with smoke. The preceptress, MISS ELIZABETH HATMER, ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  September 24, 1907

1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

Avoid affectation; it is the sure test of a deceitful, vulgar mind. The best cure is to try to have those virtues which you would affect, and then they will appear naturally.

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
Hampton, New Hampshire, USA

1915 - FIRE SWEEPS COAST RESORT. $200,000 Blaze at Hampton Beach, N. H., Destroys 45 Buildings
Hampton Beach, N. H. Sept 23 - A fire starting in a box of rubbish tonight destroyed 45 buildings and caused a loss estimated at $250,000 in the most crowded part of this summer resort before the flames were checked by dynamite. Five hotels, two theaters, business blocks, and scores of cottages were leveled over a compactly built area of two acres.

The hotels destroyed were the Ashworth House, ...

Washington Post -  Washington, D.C. -  September 24, 1915

1870  A fox in Randolph, Vt., is credited with taking two hundred and fifty turkeys, twenty goslings, and a number of lambs.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1887  Switzerland has recently adopted by popular vote a new law placing the the entire control of the manufacture and sale of intoxicating liquors in the hands of the government...

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1935  September 24 – Earl W. Bascom and his brother Weldon produce the first night rodeo held outdoors under electric lights at Columbia, Mississippi.

America - Did you know? March 3, 1931 - The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Quebec - Did you know? A typical French-Canadian building is the farmhouse. It is based on structures in the French provinces of Normandy, Maine, and Anjou, where most of the French settlers in the St Lawrence valley originated. The typical house was made of wood and had low walls, a steep roof, small windows, and few interior divisions. It was adapted to the northern climate by raising the ground floor to accommodate heavy snow accumulation and by adding multiple chimneys and dormers. The farmhouse also came to be characterized by a verandah, extended belcast eaves supported by a row of narrow columns, and a roof covered in sheet metal.

Mutlicultural Canada: Quebec to 1800 (

I come in sizes
large and small,
I hold in calm
or bluster weather.
I fasten fabrics
canvas tough
And hook the finest
lace together.
See that hump?

The DeLong Hook and Eye

Richardson & DeLong Bros., Mfgs.
Philadelphia, Pa., U.S.A.

The Ladies' Home Journal
July 1898
Died September 24


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