Tuesday, September 4, 2018

1869 - Not an Ordinary Church Service

Leominster, Massachusetts, USA

1869 - Not an Ordinary Church Service
During the morning service at the Unitarian Church, in Leominster, Mass., on a recent Sunday, a lady went into a fit. Two other ladies immediately fainted, and before these were all disposed of, a message came to Mrs. Wm. H. Locke, that her father, Mr. Stevenson, who lived in Lancaster, had suddenly died while in the act of shaving. The news caused her to scream aloud, but during all the... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  September 4, 1869
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Who has the Oldest Sewing Machine?
A new "Singer" given in exchange for it

The Singer Manufacturing Co.
New York City

Ladies' Home Journal
February 1898
Damariscotta, Maine, USA

1870  Fire at Damariscotta Mills, Me.

PORTLAND, Me., Sept. 3. - A saw-mill, foundry, match-factory, blacksmith-shop, dry-house, storehouse and some lumber, at Damariscotta Mills, were destroyed by fire last night. The loss is about $5,000, principally falling on Messrs. HAINES & Son; insured for $1,600.

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  September 4, 1870
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Richmond, Maine, USA

1871 - Thirteen Dwellings and Stores Burned in Richmond, Me.--Ladies at the Fire Engines.
AUGUSTA, Me., Sept. 3. - A fire in Richmond, Me., on Sunday morning, destroyed some thirteen dwellings and stores on the south side of Maine and on White and Church streets. The fire broke out about midnight in a shoe-stitching building on White-street, and burned till daybreak before it was subdued. Thirty buildings were on fire at one time. Once the men were obliged to leave the engines to... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  September 4, 1871
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Saint-Hyacinthe, Qu├ębec, Canada (Notre-Dame-du-Rosaire) (Saint-Hyacinthe-le-Confesseur)

1876 - PARTIAL DESTRUCTION OF A TOWN - SIX HUNDRED BUILDINGS IN ST. HYACINTHE, PROVINCE OF QUEBEC, BURNED -LOSS ESTIMATED AT $2,000,000.
ST. HYACINTHE, Sept. 3. - A fire broke out in the western end of this city at 1:30 P. M. to-day, and , fanned by a high wind, soon totally swept the lower part of the city out of existence. The flames ran down both sides of Main street, taking in their course the St. Hyancinthe, Quebec, and National Banks, the Post Office, market, Court-house, factories, and over eighty wholesale and retail... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  September 4, 1876
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Springport, New York, USA (Union Springs)

1879  Laughed to Death

Mary Perry, aged seventy-four, of Springport, New York, sat at tea with some friends. They were relating funny incidents, and Mrs. Perry became convulsed with laughter and fell back in her chair dead.

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Elkhart Review -  Indiana -  September 4, 1879
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1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Potato Cakes for Breakfast - Save from dinner a soup-plate of mashed potatoes, add to it a half a saltspoonful of pepper, the same of nutmeg, a little salt and the yolk of an egg; form into small cakes, put in a buttered baking pan, brush the top with the white of an egg, and brown in a quick oven.

The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., April 27, 1881
Scituate, Massachusetts, USA

1880  Best Butter Cow

The Jersey Belle, owned by a Mr. Ellms, of Scituate, Mass., is claimed to be the best "butter cow" living. She is described as being a beautiful animal of a rich yellow fawn-color, diversified with white, weighing nine hundred and fifty pounds, and yielding over seven hundred pounds of butter in a year.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  September 4, 1880
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1892 advertisement

The Finest Musical Event of the Season.
Roumania Quintette Club, of Boston

Bangor Daily Whig and Courier
Bangor, Maine
June 24, 1892
Greeley, Colorado, USA

1884 - A DREADFUL DEATH Ten Roustabouts Connected with the Anglo-American Circus Perish in the Flames.
CRIMINAL CARELESSNESS OF THE MANAGERS.
On the morning of the 29th as the Anglo-American circus train on the way from Fort Collins to Greeley, reached a point about ten miles west of Greeley, a sleeping car containing over sixty men, mostly canvas and stock men, was discovered in flames, the result of a gasoline explosion. The car was much like a common caboose, with a door at each end and one... Read MORE...

Alamosa Journal -  Colorado -  September 4, 1884
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1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

A lady will always dress plainly when traveling. A gay dress, or finery of any sort, when in a boat, stage, or car, lays a woman open to the most severe misconstruction.

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
Gloucester Township, New Jersey, USA

1899 - KILLED AT GRADE CROSSING. TROLLEY CAR RUN DOWN, ONE LIFE LOST, 15 SEVERELY AND 15 SLIGHTLY INJURED.
Camden, N. J., Sept. 8. - A bad grade crossing accident at Gloucester City this evening resulted in one death, the severe injury of fifteen persons, and the slight injury of fifteen others, all trolley passengers.

The dead:
NEUNSICHWARD, ANNIE, 814 Butterworth Street, Philadelphia.

Those most seriously injured:
DELLARD, CURRUIT, thirty-five years of age, Ridge Avenue.
THOMAS, MARY E.,... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  September 4, 1899
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Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA (Coltsville)

1902 - PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT MIRACULOUSLY ESCAPES DEATH FROM AN ELECTRIC CAR WHICH RUNS DOWN HIS CARRIAGE AND KILLS SECRET SERVICE AGENT.
EXECUTIVE CAUGHT IN WRECK AND BRUISED.

BRAVE GUARD AND THE DRIVER ARE MANGLED.

SECRETARY CORTELYOU ALSO RECEIVES INJURIES.

Pittsfield, Mass., Sept. 3. - The President of the United States escaped a tragic death by only a few feet in a collision between his carriage and an electric streetcar in this city today, while one of his most trusted guards, Secret Service Agent WILLIAM CRAIG, was... Read MORE...

San Francisco Call -  San Francisco, California -  September 4, 1902
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Quincy, Massachusetts, USA

1911  Auto Accident

Four year old Daniel Dhooge ran from his home on Glen Cove place, Quincy, yesterday afternoon out on to the street, directly in the path of an automobile. The machine struck him and knocked him down. He was picked up and taken to the Quincy Hospital, where physicians have little hopes of his recovery. The automobile is owned by William N. McKenna, Jr., of 1551 Center street, Roslindale.

The Boston Journal -  Boston, Massachusetts -  September 4, 1911
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Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

1911 - Boy May Die From Burns
Lighting a match to find the stopper of a backyard gasoline tank nearly cost Charles Durgin, 12, of 171 Sherman street, Cambridge, his life last night. He was saved from burning to death by William Danehy of 75 Sargent street, who grabbed the boy and running into the house with him in his arms, pulled a blanket from a bed and smothered the fire. The boy was sent to the Cambridge Hospital where... Read MORE...

The Boston Journal -  Boston, Massachusetts -  September 4, 1911
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1963 - TORNADO IN ST. MARY'S.
St. Mary's, Pa. (UPI) - The two men pulled their car off the highway to watch the storm clouds gather.

"Suddenly we saw the twister," explained Tom Hauber. "It looked to be about 15 feet wide at the bottom and about 100 feet across the top. It lasted about 5 to 10 minutes, tearing up everything in its path."
Hauber, a radio announcer, and John Mishock, an engineer, were returning to their... Read MORE...

The Valley Independent -  Monessen, Pennsylvania -  September 4, 1963
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1882  September 4 - Thomas Edison flips the switch to the first commercial electrical power plant in history, lighting one square mile of lower Manhattan. This is considered by many as the day that began the electrical age.

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1886  September 4 – American Indian Wars: After almost 30 years of fighting, Apache leader Geronimo surrenders with his last band of warriors to General Nelson Miles at Skeleton Canyon in Arizona.

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1889  The Spring Lake reservoir, near Fiskville, in the southwest corner of Cranston, about 15 miles from Providence, Rhode Island, which supplies a whole row of mill villages, burst.
Three persons were drowned and some damage done.

The Indiana Progress
Indiana, Pennsylvania

1894  September 4 – In New York City, 12,000 tailors strike against sweatshop working conditions.

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1923  September 4 – In Lakehurst, New Jersey, the first American airship, USS Shenandoah (ZR-1), takes to the sky for the first time.

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America - Did you know? In 1811, Chief Tecumseh met with Creek Indian leaders in Tuckabatchee, Alabama, and tried to persuade them to join him in his fight against the Americans. Unsuccessful, he shouted, "When I get back to Detroit I will stamp my foot upon the ground and shake down every house in Tuckabatchee." A month later, the great earthquakes of 1811 shook and enormous region. The Indians at Tuckabatchee hurried to their lodges, exclaiming, "Tecumseh has reached Detroit. Feel the earth move with his foot!"

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


Quebec - Did you know? About 30,000 French people set out on the great voyage to New France before 1760. Of this number, 27,000 arrived alive... All in all of the 27,000 immigrants, 14,000, or a little more than half, settled in New France.

History of Quebec for Dummies by Eric Bedard, published by John Wiley & Sons, Canada, Ltd.

Utica (N.Y.) Conservatory of Music

The Ladies' Home Journal
July 1898
Died September 4

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