Saturday, November 24, 2018

1880 - A novel way of catching a swarm of bees was unintentionally tried at Decatur, Michigan, the other day by a young man, who is not likely to repeat the experiment if he can help it

Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

1845 - A Horrible Death
We learn from the Worcester (Mass.) Transcript, that Mr. ASA MASON, manufacturer of tacks and brads, while adjusting his machinery, was caught by the skirts of his coat by the belt, and drawn up backwards over the shaft, between which and the ceiling there was only a space of 18 inches and was thrown round upwards of 100 times before the machinery could be stopped. His back was probably broken... Read MORE...

Louisville Morning Courier and American Democrat -  Louisville, Kentucky -  Monday, November 24, 1845

"Frozen Dainties" FREE
The White Mountain Freezer Co., Nashua, N.H.

The Ladies' Home Journal
May 1898
Manchester, New Hampshire, USA

We stop the press to announce a frightful accident that occurred near this city, on the Central Railroad, about 1 - o'clock this afternoon, on Drew & Hopkins gravel train.

JOHN G GOTHAM, a young man in this city had been had been up on the gravel train a little ways to see about getting work. The gravel train was going, and he and two others were in the rear dump car, and behind it was a car... Read MORE...

New Hampshire Patriot & State Gazette -  Concord, New Hampshire -  November 24, 1858

Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


TORONTO, Nov. 23 — The following particulars have been received regarding the Anglo-American cable steamer Robert Lowe from the surviving officers: After connecting Lamanche and Placentiatown by cable, the steamer left the latter port at 4 P. M., on the 19th, bound for St. Johns. At 4 A. M., on the 20th the weather thick and the wind h igh,... Read MORE...

New York Times -  New York, New York -  November 24, 1872

Concord, New Hampshire, USA

1875  Accident.

On Tuesday last Mr. Harry Bartlett was loading a heavy trunk upon his baggage express wagon, when, by a little start of the horse, the trunk fell back, striking him upon the shoulder and dislocating a joint. The injury received surgical treatment and he is now doing well.

The New Hampshire Patriot -  Concord, New Hampshire -  November 24, 1875

1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Maple Icing - For maple icing boil together half a cup of cream, one cup scraped maple sugar and one tablespoonful of lemon juice. Cook until it forms a a soft mass when dropped into cold water.

The Ladies" Home Journal, June 1898
Decatur, Michigan, USA

1880  A novel way of catching a swarm of bees was unintentionally tried at Decatur, Michigan, the other day by a young man, who is not likely to repeat the experiment if he can help it.

He ran toward the swarm with a green bush in his hand, over which the queen bee poised and then alighted upon his hat. In a twinkling the others followed and completely covered him being so closely knit together that he could scarcely breathe. A box procured, the man's head stuck into it and the swarm finally worked off and hived.

Indiana Weekly Messenger -  Indiana, Pennsylvania -  November 24, 1880

Wm. H. Wiley & Son, Hartford, Conn.

The Ladies' Home Journal
March 1898
Biddeford, Maine, USA (Biddeford Pool)

1888  Railroad Ticket Office Burglarized

BIDDEFORD, Me., Nov. 24. - Thursday night burglars broke into the Boston & Maine railroad ticket office at Pine Point, blew open the safe and secured the week's wages of the station men and section hands. The agent admits that the loss is considerable, but declines to state the amount. The explosion shattered the windows and demolished the partitions.

The Daily City News -  New Castle, Pennsylvania -  November 24, 1888

Brooklyn, New York, USA (Flatlands) (Flatbush)

1888  America for Americans

BROOKLYN, N. Y., Nov. 24 - "Deacon" Richardson has given notice that hereafter only American citizens, native or naturalized, will be employed on his street car lines as conductors or drivers.

The Daily City News -  New Castle, Pennsylvania -  November 24, 1888

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
Augusta, Maine, USA

1888  Schooners Fast in the Ice

AUGUSTA, Me., Nov. 24. - The Kennebec river closed to navigation Thursday night, ten days earlier than usual. It is solidly frozen over between Gardiner and Brown's Island. There are seven schooners caught in the ice between this city and Gardiner.

The Daily City News -  New Castle, Pennsylvania -  November 24, 1888

Jamestown, New York, USA

Jamestown, N. Y., Nov. 23 - Three women and a boy were burned to death between 1 and 2 o'clock this morning in a fire which gutted the Old Homestead Hotel, at Third and Pine Streets. They were MRS. BUCHANAN, pastry cook, aged fifty; her son, aged seven; MRS. CARRIE MARSH, dishwasher, and MAGGIE WILSON, aged nineteen, waitress. Other servants and boarders escaped in their night clothes.

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The New York Times -  New York, New York -  November 24, 1891

Batiscan, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Geneviève-de-Batiscan) (Saint-François-Xavier)

1910  Parents of 23 Have Ten Children

New York Tribune. Race suicide is not fashionable in Batiscan, a small town in the Province of Quebec. Edouard Jolicoeur, of Batiscan reached Montreal a few days ago with his wife and 10 children. The number is fairly large, but the fact that they are five pairs of twins and the parents are only 23 years old is stranger still.

Oregonian -  Oregon -  November 24, 1910

Sutton, Massachusetts, USA

1910  Signed "Wife"

Up in Sutton, Massachusetts, a young woman organist wrote a preacher and signed herself "wife." And the organist's play-ful ways caused the deuce of a domestic discord.

The Wilmington Dispatch -  Wilmington, North Carolina -  November 24, 1910

1875  Fatal Accident.
EDWARD McCRAW, foreman of a gang in the Little Tunnel at North Adams, Mass., was crushed to death on Thursday night while shackling corn.

The New Hampshire Patriot
Concord, New Hampshire

1888  On the 19th Mrs. Elizabeth Worth White, of Newburyport, Mass., celebrated her one hundredth birthday.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1917  November 24 – In Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 9 members of the Milwaukee Police Department are killed by a bomb

1949  November 24 – The ski resort in Squaw Valley, California officially opens.

America - Did you know? Harry S Truman had only the initial S as his middle name, without a period. It was the result of a family disagreement on whether his name should be Shippe or Solomon, last names, from two sides of the family.

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

Quebec - Did you know? The Assomption (or arrow) sash is a symbolic piece of clothing central to the culture of the French-speaking population of North America. The item was widely worn for almost a century, from the end of the 18th to the end of the 19th century, before it fell into disuse, a result of the decline of the fur trade industry... In 1777, a German [probably Hessian] mercenary, staying in Saint-Anne-de-la-Pérade is more explicit in his comments: "They wear a thick wool sash with long fringes around their hips and over their coat-they weave it themselves-these sashes are of a variety of colours, depending on the wearer"s taste."

Encyclopedia of French Cultural Heritage in North America

A Taffeta Silk Petticoat at $7.50
John Taylor, Dry Goods, Kansas City, Mo.

The Ladies' Home Journal
November 1898
Died November 24