Tuesday, October 30, 2018

1886 - LIBERTY'S LIGHT. The Great Torch of the Goddess We Love. Imposing Ceremonies Attending the Unveiling of the Bartholdi Statue on Liberty Island. The Colossal Gift of a Sister Republic Gracefully Accepted by an Appreciative People.

Cap-Rouge, Québec, Canada (Saint-Félix-du-Cap-Rouge)

1822 - Woman Thief
Many robberies have lately been committed in the Parishes of St. Foy and Cap Rouge, in Canada, and one or two buildings have been burnt. These depreditions are attributed to a notorious woman named Marie Lapointe, who leads a gipsey life, depending upon theft, and sometimes upon begging for subsistence. She is a very short, dark and sharp featured woman, generally habited in man's clothes, with a ... Read MORE...

City Gazette -  South Carolina -  October 30, 1822

Patterson Organ
manufactured by James T. Patterson
Bridgeport, Conn.
Newburyport, Massachusetts, USA

1869 - The recent earthquake at the East was very severe at Newburyport, Mass.,
shaking the doors and windows and many movable things in the houses. The people generally were awakened by the commotion. An old brick mansion, built seventy years ago, having the thick massive walls so common in those days, was shaken from the roof to the cellar, rattling the doors and windows and creating general alarm among its occupants. The people in their beds were very sensible of a... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  October 30, 1869

1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Mock Oyster Soup - Scrape twelve good-szied roots of oyster plants or salsify and throw them at once into cold water. Cut into thin slices, cover with one quart of water and cook gently for an hour, or until perfectly tender. Add a quart of milk, two teaspoonfuls of salt, a quarter of a teaspoonful of pepper, two tablespoonfuls of butter cut into bits. Turn into the tureen, and serve with oyster crackers.

The Ladies" Home Journal, June 1898

1896 advertisement

The Betz
Turkish-Russian (folding) Medicated Vapor Bath
The Anderson Vapor Bath Co,
319 Seventh Street Northwest
Washington, D.C.

The Morning Times
Washington, District of Columbia
July 3, 1896
1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

Never repeat to a person with whom you converse, any unpleasant speech you may have heard concerning her. If you can give her pleasure by the repetition of a delicate compliment, or token of approval shown by a mutual friend, tell her the pleasant speech or incident, but do not hurt her feelings, or involve her in a quarrel by the repetition of ill-natured remarks.

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
Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada

1874  New Railway

The new Sherbrooke (Canada), Eastern Townships and Kennebec railway shortens the distance from Quebec to Boston 39 miles, and from Quebec to New York, in comparison with the shortest existing line, 58 miles. The president of the new road is J. R. Robertson. The cost so far has been about $200,000 and the completed road will probably require an outlay of $1,906,500.

Lowell Daily Citizen and News -  Lowell, Massachusetts -  October 30, 1874

New Hartford, Connecticut, USA

HARTFORD, Conn., Oct. 29. - The village of New-Hartford, in Litchfield County, suffered severely from a fire which broke out in Patrick Myer's saloon at 4 o'clock yesterday morning. This building was totally and speedily destroyed, the fire then communicating with an adjoining wood structure occupied as a saloon and market with tenements overhead. The occupants lost substantially everything. The... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  October 30, 1885

1886 - LIBERTY'S LIGHT. The Great Torch of the Goddess We Love. Imposing Ceremonies Attending the Unveiling of the Bartholdi Statue on Liberty Island.
The Colossal Gift of a Sister Republic Gracefully Accepted by an Appreciative People.

The Metropolis of the Nation Overwhelmed by Throngs of Visitors.

A Mammoth Parade Reviewed by the President and His Cabinet and Our French Guests.

The Grand Naval Procession - Ceremonies at the Statue - Liberty Unveiled - Grand Pyrotechnic Display

NEW YORK, Oct. 28., - The rain, which fell almost... Read MORE...

The Herald-Dispatch -  Decatur, Illinois -  October 30, 1886

Kansas City, Kansas, USA

Kansas City, Mo., Oct. 29. - A fire which threatened to destroy the mammoth packing houses of Armour & Co. in Kansas City, Kan., was discovered in the fertilizer at 3 o'clock this morning. The fertilizer was the last of the buildings to the north, and was separated from the refinery works by only a narrow alley.

The fire started in the south end of the building and spread with amazing rapidity ... Read MORE...

New York Times -  New York, New York -  October 30, 1889

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA


By The Associated Press.
MILWAUKEE, Wis., Oct. 29. - In the great fire which swept over this city for ten hours last night forty-six acres of business and residence property, valued at $6,000,000, were burned, upward of 3,000 persons were made homeless,... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  October 30, 1892

Burlington, Vermont, USA

1922 - NEWS OF STATE What Is Going On in and About Old Vermont FACTORY DAMAGED BY FIRE Estimated Loss Not Yet Known
The Burlington fire department responded Saturday morning to an alarm from box 56, at the junction of South Union and Howard st., sent in because of a blaze in the factory of Henry Johnson and Lord in the rear of 204 Howard st. Four lines of hose were used in extinguishing the fire and the Seagrave pump was brought into action to furnish water to the top floor of the building. Frank P. Lord,... Read MORE...

St. Albans Daily Messenger -  St. Albans, Vermont -  October 30, 1922

1869  The total amount of sugar now consumed by all nations may be estimated at 2,500,000 tons. America consumes about 530,000 tons.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1869  To do the thing properly in New York at a wedding, the bride must have eight bridesmaids, and a hundred-dollar poodle beside the one she marries.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1869  A well-known physician who had an extensive practice in Gloucester, (Mass.,) some forty years since,
used to say that roast beef, serenity of mind, cold water bath, and an amiable and pretty wife would make almost any man healthy, wealthy and wise.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1869  In 1868 there were 2,208 books published in the United States.
107 of them imported in editions. Ninety-one of these were subscription books, and thirteen were books of American genealogy.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1869  Detroit is the residence of an enterprising boy of six years, who can hardly speak, but has run away eight or ten times during the present year.
Several times he has reached a distance of one hundred miles from home, and was sent back by conductors.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1869  It is said that 121 vessels were sunk or beached on the coat of new Brunswick and Nova Scotia by the recent tidal wave.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1893  October 30 – The 1893 World's Fair, also known as the World's Columbian Exposition, closes.


America - Did you know? June 25, 1876 - Lt. Col. George A. Custer"s regiment is wiped out by Sioux Indians under Sitting Bull at the Little Big Horn River, Montana.


Quebec - Did you know? Quebec has a rich, distinctive French-Canadian cuisine. Popular dishes include tourtière (a meat pie), and ragoût de boulettes et de pattes do cochon (a stew made from meatballs and pigs" feet). Other favorites include French onion soup, pea soup, and poutine. Quebec is also known for its maple syrup. Children enjoy eating tourquettes, a natural candy made by pouring boiling maple syrup onto fresh snow.

Countries and Their Cultures - French-Canadians (www.everyculture.com)

Vaseline Petroleum Jelly
Made in New York, NY

Found at Old Drugstore, St Augustine, Florida
Died October 30