Saturday, September 15, 2018

1876 - Married at 84

Reading, Massachusetts, USA

1857 - DESTRUCTIVE TORNADO IN READING, MASS.
Boston, Friday, Aug. 14.
Last night a tornado passed through the town of Reading and vicinity. It was nearly half a mile in width. Several dwellings and out buildings were damaged, orchards were uprooted, and considerable damage done to the crops, etc. No loss of life is reported.

The Boston Traveller gives the following additional particulars:
"The house of Deacon THOMAS H. SWEETSER, where... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  September 15, 1857
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Omo Dress Shield
The Omo Mfg. Co., Middletown, Ct.

The Ladies' Home Journal
October 1898
Sherman, Connecticut, USA

1862  Avoiding the Civil War Draft

A man named Hoag, belonging to Sherman, Conn., purposely cut his hand with a scythe, to avoid being drafted. The wound bled profusely, and he shortly afterwards died.

San Francisco Bulletin -  San Francisco, California -  September 15, 1862
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Haverhill, Massachusetts, USA (Ayers Village)

1876  Married at 84

A maiden lady was married in Haverhill, Massachusetts, last week, after turning her eighty-fourth birthday. This should comfort the hearts of disconsolate virgins and inspire new hopes for matrimonial bliss.

Memphis Daily Appeal -  Memphis, Tennessee -  September 15, 1876
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Hagerstown, Maryland, USA

1892 - Three Killed In A Wreck. Train men Crushed to Death in a Collision With a Sand Bank.
Special to The Inquirer.
Hagerstown, Sept. 14. - The north bound passenger vestibule limited from New Orleans to Washington consisting of engine, baggage express, day coach, dining and three sleeping cars, tan into a land slide and over a trestle that had washed away one mile south of Basic City, Va., early this morning, resulting in the death of Engineer Darraugh and Fireman Probst, of... Read MORE...

Philadelphia Inquirer -  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -  September 15, 1892
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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
Arcadia, California, USA

1903 - Chief of Police Madden, of Arcadia, Cal.
ARCADIA, Cal., Sept. 15. - "Billy" Madden, manager of scrappers, aspires to be a chief of police under the wizard of Santa Anita. Billy has just filed his application with "Lucky" Baldwin of Arcadia for the chief's star. "Billy" considers his years of experience handling the big boys have fitted him for the strenuous job of police chief. "Lucky" never thought of appointing such as official, but... Read MORE...

Fort Wayne Daily News -  Fort Wayne, Indiana -  September 15, 1903
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C. R. Ferguson & Son,
Dealers in Furniture and Furnishing Undertakers,
Dover, Delaware
Dawson City, Yukon, Canada

1904 - FIRE SWEEPS DAWSON.
SEATTLE, Washington, Sept. 24. - The largest fire since 1899 occurred at Dawson last night. The loss is estimated at a quarter of a million dollars, with no insurance. The fire originated in the kitchen of the Cecil Hotel, formerly the McDonald Hotel, at Queen and Second Streets, and swept both sides of Queen Street, between Second and Third Avenues, as far south as the McDonald Trading Company,... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  September 15, 1904
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Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

1906 - FIRE IMPERILS A HUNDRED IN HOTEL.
WERE FORCED TO JUMP FROM WINDOWS AND FIRE ESCAPES.
MANY INJURED, 2 WILL DIE.

Ottawa, Ont., Sept. 15 - A hundred guests were trapped in the flames which destroyed the Gilmour hotel this morning.
Scores were seriously burned and injured by leaping from the windows and fire escapes. It is expected that several will die.
The fire started in an explosion of dynamite and spread rapidly through... Read MORE...

Indiana Evening Gazette -  Indiana, Pennsylvania -  September 15, 1906
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Biddeford, Maine, USA (Biddeford Pool)

1908 - LOSS IS $300,000. SCORE OF TENEMENT BUILDINGS AT SACO, DESTROYED. FIRE SWEPT OVER 15 ACRES OF LUMBER YARDS -- BLAZE STARTED IN A PILE OF SHAVINGS -- PORTION OF THE SOMERSVILLE BRIDGE WAS BURNED.
Biddeford, Me., Sept. 15. - A spectacular fire which caused a property loss of $300,000 destroyed more than fifteen acres of lumber yards, more than a score of tenement buildings, several factories and some railroad property early today on both sides of the Saco river in the cities of Saco and Biddeford. A brisk wind fanned a small fire in a pile of shavings in the lumber yard of GEORGE A.... Read MORE...

Lowell Sun -  Lowell, Massachusetts -  September 15, 1908
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1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

Never try to outshine your guests in dress. It is vulgar in the extreme. A hostess should be dressed as simply as is consistent with the occasion, wearing, if she will, the richest fabrics, exquisitely made, but avoiding any display of jewels or gay colors, such as will be, probably, more conspicuous than those worn, by her guests.

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
Hoboken, New Jersey, USA

1944  HURRICANE HITS NEW YORK AND NEW ENGLAND COASTS. HIGH WINDS LASH JERSEY, LONG ISLAND.

...Hoboken Ferry Halted. Ferry operations between New York and Hoboken, N. J., were suspended because docks were covered with two feet of water. Withdrawn from operations were the Lackawanna railroad ferry at 23rd Street and the Barkley Street ferry...

The Troy Record -  Troy, New York -  September 15, 1944
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Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA (Valley Falls) (Ashton) (Cumberland Hill)

1955 - Industrial Blaze Ends 2,000 Jobs in Rhode Island
CUMBERLAND, R.I., Sept. 13 - (INS) - Two thousand persons were left jobless today by a $5 million fire which destroyed five buildings of the Manville Mills on the banks of the Blackstone River.

Firefighter James Bannon of Pawtucket was hospitalized for a fractured leg suffered when he fell while battling the flames. A score of firemen were overcome by smoke but were treated at the scene and... Read MORE...

Corsicana Daily Sun -  Corsicana, Texas -  September 15, 1955
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1888  Mrs. Bromley, of Middletown, N.Y., has lived in her own house in good health for twelve years without going out or seeing anybody but her husband.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1947  September 15 - First 4 engine jet propelled fighter plane tested, Columbus, Ohio

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America - Did you know? 1822: Denmark Vesey, an enslaved African American carpenter who had purchased his freedom, plans a slave revolt with the intent to lay siege on Charleston, South Carolina. The plot is discovered, and Vesey and 34 coconspirators are hanged.

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Quebec - Did you know? In the French-speaking parishes of the Province of Quebec, lutins are considered as mischievous, fun-loving little spirits, which may be protecting or annoying household gods or demons, according to the treatment that they receive from the inmates of the house where they have chosen to dwell. It generally takes the form of a domestic pet, such as a dog, a cat, a bird, a rabbit, or even a reptile of the inoffensive species, or, again, rats and mice that have learned to become familiar with the members of a household.

The Journal of American Folklore, Vol. 5, No. 19, Oct. - Dec., 1892, Lutins in the Province of Quebec

Engstrom's Antiseptic Soothing Ointment
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