Thursday, November 1, 2018

1883 - Eels Stop Paper

1765 - November - The British government issues the Stamp Act.
First direct British tax on American colonists. Instituted in November, 1765. Every newspaper, pamphlet, and other public and legal document had to have a Stamp, or British seal, on it. The Stamp, of course, cost money. The colonists didn't think they should have to pay for something they had been doing for free for many years, and they responded in force, with demonstrations and even with a... Read MORE...

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November 1, 1765
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1890's ad
Trafton & Anthony
Fall River, Mass.
Windsor Locks, Connecticut, USA

1852 - FEARFUL RAILROAD ACCIDENT - TWO LIVES LOST AND SEVERAL PERSONS INJURED.
Springfield, Saturday, Oct. 30.
We have just learned from a passenger by the express train from New York, that on passing over the Canal bridge at Windsor Locks, one of the rails broke and precipitated the last car, containing about eighteen passengers, into the canal. The three hindmost cars ran off the track when the rail gave way, breaking up their trucks and tearing up the track in great... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  November 1, 1852
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Freetown, Massachusetts, USA (Assonet) (East Freetown)

1879 - An instance of heredity in crime is furnished by Elias Phillips, of Freetown, Mass., who recently appeared as a witness in a burglary trial, having turned State's evidence.
He is a great grandson of Malbone Briggs, a notorious criminal, who was in State-prison with seven of his sons at one time. Brigg's ancestry is traced back in a direct line to a noted pirate in the time of Earl Bellamont, and his branch of the family has for over a century furnished noted criminals in every generation. Phillips has only the use of his left arm, his right one being withered, but... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  November 1, 1879
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Manchester, Connecticut, USA

1883  Eels Stop Paper

The machinery in a paper mill at Manchester, Connecticut, was stopped by four large eels blocking the wheels. One was taken out whole. Its length was three feet three inches, and its weight four and three fourths pounds. The other eels were so mutilated that they could not be measured, but they were all of enormous size. It took all day to get the eel fragments out of the wheel.

The Record-Argus -  Greenville, Pennsylvania -  November 1, 1883
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Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA

1897 - SUFFOCATED IN A COAL MINE. SLOPE CATCHES FIRE AND SMOKE FILLS THE WORKINGS - YOMASKI'S ESCAPE.
Scranton, Pa., Nov. 1. - The most fatal mine disaster in the Lackawanna, or Wyoming, coal fields since, the Twin Shaft horror at Pittston over a year ago was developed in the fire which gutted the River Slope of the Delaware and Hudson company's Von Storch mine in this city Saturday. Six men were suffocated by smoke, and one other, a Polander, was numbered among the dead for awhile.

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Logansport Pharos-Tribune -  Logansport, Indiana -  November 1, 1897
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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
Hempstead, New York, USA

1909 - TRAIN HITS AUTO; TWO MEN KILLED
They Are Hurled Into the Telegraph Wires Overhead and a Third Seriously Injured.
GAVE NO HEED TO SIGNALS
One Man, Fearful That Some Accident Was Impending, Got Out and Went Home.
Special to The New York Times.

ROCKVILLE CENTRE, L. I., Oct. 31. - Robert Welsh of 5 Hart Street, Brooklyn, a real estate broker, and Dr. William G. Terwilliger of 618 Hancock Street, Brooklyn, were killed here... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  November 1, 1909
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John Snyder
San Jose, California, USA

1911 - GLIDER DROPS HIM TO DEATH. COLLEGE PROFESSOR, TESTING FLYING MACHINE, LOSES CONTROL.
Special to The Washington Post.
San Jose, Cal., Oct. 31. - Prof. JOHN J. MONTGOMERY, of Santa Clara College, inventor of one of the types of aeroplane, and an electrical expert, was killed this afternoon while experimenting with a new glider, of which he expected great things. The professor lost control of the machine and fell about 40 feet. He lived for about three hours, and was conscious to... Read MORE...

The Washington Post -  Washington, D.C. -  November 1, 1911
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA

1913 - MORAVIAN COLLEGE BURNED. ALL STUDENTS BELIEVED TO BE SAFE - SEVERAL FIREMEN INJURED.
Special to The New York Times.
Bethlehem, Penn., Oct. 31. - The main building of the Moravian College and Theological Seminary known as Comenius Hall, was destroyed by fire this evening.

Many of the students were away at Halloween parties, and it is believed that all those who remained in the building got out safely, but several firemen were injured while fighting the flames.

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The New York Times -  New York, New York -  November 1, 1913
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1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

Be careful always that the details of your dress are perfectly finished in every point. The small articles of a wardrobe require constant care to keep in perfect order, yet they will wofully revenge themselves if neglected.

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
1918  November 1 - 102 die in a NYC BMT subway derailment at Malbone Street Brooklyn

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1938  November 1 – Horse Racing: Seabiscuit defeats War Admiral by four lengths in their famous match race at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland.

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America - Did you know? Observation of foreign travelers to America: "Why is bread in the USA so sweet? Sandwich bread, hamburger buns, taste like cake but Americans have no idea what you"re talking about because they"re used to it... American bread is awful. I swear, all the bread was full of sugar."

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Quebec - Did you know? In New France, the habitant"s homes were commonly built of felled timber or of rough-hewn stone, solid, low, stocky buildings, usually about twenty by forty feet or thereabouts in size, with a single doorway and very few windows. The roofs were steep-pitched, with a dormer window or two thrust out on either side, the eaves projecting well over the walls in such manner as to give the structures a half-bungalow appearance. With almost religious punctuality the habitants whitewashed the outside of their walls every spring, so that from the river the country houses looked trim and neat at all seasons.

Daily Life in New France (www.chroniclesofamerica.com/ french/ daily_life_in_new_france.htm)

Stronger than the Law Shoe
Originated and Made Only By
Roberts, Johnson & Rand Shoe Co.
St. Louis, U.S.A.
Died November 1

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