Tuesday, November 27, 2018

1888 - No Longer a Showman. Barnum Turns Over His Interests and Retires to Private Life

East Windsor, Connecticut, USA

1869 - Sad Accident
A serious accident occurred in East Windsor, Ct., on Monday. Two young men named Edward Osborne and William Wolf (according to a deposition of Osborne, now lying at the point of death) as they were hunting in the woods, Wolf drew up his gun and pointed at Osborne, who was only a rod off, and asked, 'Will you risk me?' He replied 'Yes.' Wolf then fired and the entire charge of shot entered... Read MORE...

Boston Journal -  Boston, Massachusetts -  November 27, 1869

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Kensington, New Hampshire, sketches and reminiscences by Mace, Ida M Published 1909
Lisbon, Connecticut, USA

1869 - Isaac S Geer, of Lisbon, Conn., in making some changes in a water pipe, found it needful to extend one through an under drain that ran several feet below the surface.
How to get the pipe through without taking up the drain was a problem. But Mr. Geer studied upon it, and after a while hit upon this admirable plan: He opened the lower end of the drain, and then catching an old calico cat that had been a resident of his family for several years, attached a small line to her leg; then thrusting her into the upper end, and giving a most unearthly "scat," she... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  November 27, 1869

1869  A handbill, of which the following is a copy, was lately posted in sundry places in London:

"TO ALL FENIANS. "Vive la Republique! "The Queen will visit the city in state on Saturday, and on that day she will be shot. She seldom gives a chance. The opportunity won't be lost! "GOD SAVE IRELAND!" But the Queen was not shot, though she graced the opening of the Holborn viaduct with her presence.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  November 27, 1869

Dartmouth, Massachusetts, USA (Bliss Corner) (Smith Mills)

1877  Avid Reader

Publishers of newspapers seldom meet with such conscientious subscribers as one Mrs. Butts, of Dartmouth, Massachusetts. Although seventy-five years old, she is reported to have recently walked from her home to New Bedford - a distance of fourteen miles - for the sole purpose of paying her subscription to a newspaper of that town.

Delaware County Daily Times -  Chester, Pennsylvania -  November 27, 1877

La Pocatière, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatiere)

1882  Yellow Fever

Yellow fever has broken out at St. Anne de la Pocatiere and St. Pacome. It spread from bodies of persons who died in the United States, and were taken home for interment.

St. Albans Daily Messenger -  St. Albans, Vermont -  November 27, 1882

1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Bachelor"s Pudding - Beat up three eggs, flavor with essence of lemon and grated nutmeg, and add them to four ounces each of finely-minced apples, currents, grated breadcrumbs and two ounces of sugar; mix thoroughly and boil in a buttered mold nearly three hours. Serve with sauces.

The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., May 3, 1882
Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

1884  Horse Led to Chapel

Some students in the Industrial institute at Worcester, Massachusetts, recently led a horse up two flights of stairs to the chapel. Twenty-eight members or the classes have been suspended for refusing to confess the details.

The Belleville Telescope -  Belleville, Kansas -  November 27, 1884

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Sorel, Québec, Canada

1888 - Steamer Frozen
The steamer Pomeranian, bound for Liverpool, which grounded at Sorel, attempted to reach Quebec Sunday with the aid of four tugs. Yesterday not only the steamer but the tugs, too, were frozen in solid. The Pomeranian will not get through this season. Her bows are badly cut by the ice, and the channel being so narrow, she will probably be forced ashore on the rocks and become a total loss. The... Read MORE...

The Fort Wayne Sentinel -  Fort Wayne, Indiana -  November 27, 1888

Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA

1888 - No Longer a Showman. Barnum Turns Over His Interests and Retires to Private Life.
BRIDGEPORT, Conn., Nov. 27. - P. T. Barnum, the showman, is a thing of the past. He has settled up his business, and announced that he had turned his whole circus over to Mr. Bailey, who will own and conduct it, and that he himself has forever retired. Advancing years and a desire to enjoy his old age in quiet are the causes which led Mr. Barnum to close out. Mrs. Barnum is getting infirm. He... Read MORE...

The Fort Wayne Sentinel -  Fort Wayne, Indiana -  November 27, 1888

St Albans, Vermont, USA

St. Albans, Vt., Nov. 26. - A fire, which broke out about 12:30 o'clock this morning, proved to be the most disastrous that St. Albans has known for many years. The total loss is estimated at $150,000. The flames were first seen in a small barn rented by CHARLES BAILEY, a hackman, and situated in the rear of a store in Main Street. The wind was blowing from a northerly direction, and it drove the ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  November 27, 1891

1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

Remember that a lady-like deportment is always modest and quiet. If you meet a friend at table, and converse, let it be in a tone of voice sufficiently loud for him to hear, but not loud enough to reach ears for which the remarks are not intended. A boisterous, loud voice, loud laughter, and bold deportment, at a hotel, are sure signs of vulgar breeding.

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
Passaic, New Jersey, USA

1899 - MEAT AND TURKEYS BURNED. Flames Destroy the Plant of the Passaic Beef Company.
Passaic, N. J., Nov. 27. - The plant of the Passaic Beef Company on the Erie Railroad, near the station here, was destroyed by fire yesterday. The fire was one of the worst that this city has ever seen. The building was largely devoted to hold storage, and the firemen were driven back time and again by ammonia fumes which escaped from the tanks and pipes.

During the fire the big tank in which...

New Haven Evening Register -  New Haven, Connecticut -  November 27, 1899

1924  November 27 – In New York City the first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is held


1926  November 27 - Restoration of Williamsburg, Virginia, begins


America - Did you know? 1787: Constitutional Convention, made up of delegates from 12 of the original 13 colonies, meets in Philadelphia to draft the U.S. Constitution.


Quebec - Did you know? The life of the French-Canadians in Quebec was largely agrarian. It was a system where each household grew, produced or bartered for everything the family needed to survive. By the mid-1800s, as the population grew and family farms could no longer support succeeding generations, many left behind this self-sufficient life style for one based on wage labor in the mills. Eventually, one third of Quebec"s population left Canada for mill villages in New England where they gathered in close-knit ethnic communities.

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The Ladies' Home Journal
January 1898
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