Saturday, September 29, 2018

1888 - Marriage by the Glove

1789 - September 29 - Congress Officially Created the U.S. Military
In its very first session, the United States Congress had a lot of decisions to make. One important topic the first representatives and senators needed to address was establishing the U.S. military. There already was a colonial army - the Continental Army - that had fought the British in the American Revolution and won under General George Washington. But this army was not the official army of... Read MORE...
September 29, 1789

Androscoggin One Price Clothing Co.
Blue Store
88 Lisbon St.
Lewiston, Me.
Altona, New York, USA

1873 - September 29 - A Sad and Fatal Casualty
A man named John W. Brennan, of Altona, N.Y., a brakeman in the employ of the Central Vermont Railroad for a short time past, was run over by a freight train at East Alburgh, on Friday morning, while uncoupling the engine from the train when in motion. We understand that nineteen cars passed over one of his legs and side, but he survived his terrible injuries about two hours. He leaves a young... Read MORE...

The Rutland Daily Globe -  Rutland, Vermont -  September 29, 1873

Woonsocket, Rhode Island, USA

1883 - LOSSES BY FIRE. The Woonsocket Hotel Partly Burned, The Escape of the Guests.
WOONSOCKET, R. I., Sept. 29. - The Woonsocket hotel, owned by Cook, Mason & Co., was damaged to the amount of $10,000 by fire from a defective flue this morning. The night clerk notified the inmates, who escaped. The hotel was insured for $14,180 and the furniture for $5,000. P. W. Houghton loses $1,000, insured for $2,000 in the Union of Philadelphia; Sharon Brothers, dry goods, lose $3,500,... Read MORE...

The New Haven Evening Register -  New Haven, Connecticut -  September 29, 1883

1888 - Marriage by the Glove.
A marriage by proxy, or as it is called, "marriage by the glove," is prevalent in Holland, and is brought about by the fact that many of the eligible young men, after having finished their education, depart for Dutch India. A friend selects a willing young lady, generally one with a substantial dot and otherwise conforming closely to specifications of the letter. A photograph of the favored one... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  September 29, 1888

Weymouth, Massachusetts, USA

1898 - Big Fire in Weymouth, Mass.
Weymouth, Mass., Sept. 29. - The factory buildings of the Bradley Fertilizer works in North Weymouth were burned shortly before 11 o'clock last night, causing a loss of about $200,000 to the buildings and stock. The loss is practically covered by insurance. The plant was chiefly under one roof and covered much ground, so that when the fire broke out it spread to all parts, making it impossible to ... Read MORE...

Naugatuck Daily News -  Naugatuck, Connecticut -  September 29, 1898

1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Brown Bread Biscuit - One pound of coarse brown flour or oatmeal flour, two ounces of butter, a little water. Make the butter and water boiling hot and add both to the flour, keeping the paste firm; roll it out, cut it into biscuits and bake it for ten minutes in a quick oven.

The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., May 3, 1882
Madison, Indiana, USA

1898 - FOUND DROWNED. SAD FATE OF JAMES THACKER. Lost His Life In A Shanty Boat.
A day or so ago James THACKER, a well-known young man of the West End, purchased for himself a small shanty-boat, anchored on this side of the river near the foot of Plum Street.

This morning early some one living near by entered the boat and was horrified to find Mr. THACKER lying dead inside.

Coroner Lewis was immediately summoned and an examination was held, resulting in the conclusion... Read MORE...

Madison Courier -  Madison, Indiana -  September 29, 1898

Use Webb's Flavoring Extracts.
This picture is given to each purchaser of Spurlock's No. 5 Bluing
Ask for No. 5
Beware of Imitiation
1927 - The Jazz Singer debuts as first talking film
Al Jolson's Film Debut in "Jazz Singer" Oct. 6

Warner Brothers will present Al Jolson in "The Jazz Singer" at the Warner Theater a week from tonight. The long-awaited presentation of the picturization of Samson Raphaelson's comedy drama, which continues to be a potent attraction on the legitimate stage, will be made a gala event by the Warners and will be attended by Jolson and a number of... Read MORE...

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle -  Brooklyn, New York -  September 29, 1927

1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

An Afternoon Tea - A card should be left for or sent to each lady receiving. No after call is necessary, as one"s appearance at the tea is a call. IF there is quite a crowd it is perfectly proper to depart without saying good-by to the hostess or the leadies receiving at any formal function. It is not customary to annouce guests at an afternoon tea. The ladies receiving shake hands with each guest.

The Ladies" Home Journal, May 1898
Detroit, Michigan, USA

1930 - 2 KILLED AS FREIGHT ENGINE JUMPS TRACK - Open Switch Causes Wreck at Detroit
DETROIT, Sept 28 (AP) - The brakeman and fireman of a Michigan Central freight train were killed instantly, and the engineer escaped injury by jumping as the engine and four cars left the track and turned over after striking an open switch at the outskirts of Detroit late today.

The dead were William Feilman, brakeman, and Frank McLaughlin, fireman. They were riding in the cab and were... Read MORE...

Boston Herald -  Boston, Massachusetts -  September 29, 1930

Charleston, South Carolina, USA

Damage Estimated At $2,000,000 As Tornado Strikes Historic City Unawares; Vast Scenes Of Wreckage; St. Michael's Church Battered; Fine Trees Uprooted in Battery; City Hall Roof Blown Off; Colleges Not Hit.

CHARLESTON, S. C., Sept. 29 - (AP) - A destructive tornado whipped through Charleston early today, killing at least 25 persons, injuring an estimated 340, and doing property damage... Read MORE...

Gastonia Daily Gazette -  North Carolina -  September 29, 1938

1903  September 29 – Prussia becomes the first locality to require mandatory driver's licenses for operators of motor vehicles.

1927  September 29 - A tornado (possibly two tornadoes) cut an eight-mile long path across Saint Louis MO, to Granite City IL, killing 79 persons. The damage path at times was a mile and a quarter in width.

The Weather Channel

America - Did you know? January 24, 1848 - Gold is discovered at Sutter"s Mill in California.

Quebec - Did you know? Have you ever wondered why there are often no very old tombstones in the cemteries of Canada/New France? There is a good reason. Up until the mid to late 1800s, the deceased were buried around the church. It was the customary practice to do this as a way of showing the close relationship between the living and the dead, as God is master of life and death. In time, space ran out and new cemeteries were created. At that point, the bodies near the church were often exhumed and transfered to a common area of the new cemetery. The gravestones of the old cemetery were eventually removed to create space around the church for parking.

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Women Know the vital importance of pure food and drink. That accounts for the success of

Blanke's Kofeko
The original malted grain coffee

C. F. Blanke & Co., St. Louis, U.S.A.

The Ladies' Home Journal
February 1898
Died September 29


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