Thursday, November 22, 2018

1893 - Frost Torches to Protect Vegetables

Lowell, Massachusetts, USA

1868 - Large Fire and Loss of Life in Lowell, Mass.
LOWELL, Mass., Saturday, Nov. 21. A fire at Nos. 96 and 98 Merrimack-street, this morning, badly damaged the building, which is owned by JOHN NESMITH; destroyed S. R. FLETCHER'S bonnet bleachery, and damaged the boot and shoe stock of ELDRIDGE DEARBORN. The loss is $3,000 or $4,000. The property was partially insured. Three persons, who lodged in the upper stories, were suffocated, but not... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  November 22, 1868

Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound
Made in Lynn, MA

Lydia Estes Pinkham (February 9, 1819 – May 17, 1883) was an iconic concocter and shrewd marketer of a commercially successful herbal-alcoholic "women's tonic" meant to relieve menstrual and menopausal pains. Although Pinkham's Vegetable Compound sold well to the general public, it was regarded by health experts as quackery... wikipedia

Found at Old Drugstore, St Augustine, Florida
Meriden, Connecticut, USA

1890 - A Train Goes Over a High Bank
MERIDEN, Conn., Nov. 21. - Train No. 2 on the Meriden, Waterbury and Connecticut railroad met with a serious accident at the Southington road trestle, six miles west of here, this morning. The train was a freight, and when midway on the trestle the brake beam of one of the coal cars dropped to the track, and the cars were derailed just after leaving the bridge. An embankment, 300 feet long and 40 ... Read MORE...

Reading Times -  Reading, Pennsylvania -  November 22, 1890

1893 - Frost Torches to Protect Vegetables.
The project adopted by the farmers of Saratoga County, New York, to protect their crops from damage by early frosts is worthy of imitation elsewhere. It seems that a Swedish farmer has talked of the use of "frost torches" in his native country, made of petroleum-soaked peat; but, as peat is not common in Saratoga County, the farmers employed their leisure time in the summer preparing pine stakes... Read MORE...

Maxton Scottish Chief -  Maxton, North Carolina -  November 22, 1893

1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Cream of Artichoke Soup - Take four medium-sized fresh artichokes; wash, boil until tender, and remove the skins; chop the artichokes very fine, then mash them through a colander. Put two tablespoonfuls of butter into a saucepan; add one sliced onion, shake and stir without browning until the onion is soft and tender. Add a bay leaf. Moisten two tablespoonfuls of flour in a little cold milk, then add this to one quart of milk; strain into the saucepan with the butter and onion. Add the artichoke that has been pressed through a colander, and stir constantly until it reaches the boiling point. Strain through a fine sieve; add a teaspoonful of salt, a dash of red pepper, and serve.

The Ladies" Home Journal, June 1898
Springfield, Massachusetts, USA (Indian Orchard)

1893 - Big Fire at Springfield.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Nov. 22.- Fire broke out in the Worthington Street Block, owned by I. I. Dexter & Co., about 12:30 this morning, and that, with one adjoining, are burning. The firemen expect to hold the flames in these two buildings, although the result is in doubt.

Henry Dickinson is half owner in the two buildings, and in the rags which were stored in both. Although a brick partition... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  November 22, 1893

Washing and Drying the Hair

National Labor Tribune
February 1, 1900
Schenectady, New York, USA

1900 - Tornado
Schenectady, N Y, Nov. 22 - Several persons were injured and many others narrowly escaped death, while thousands of dollars' worth of damage was done as the result of the cyclone in this city yesterday. Prominent among those injured was James A. Goodrich president of the Y M C A and a prominent lawyer, who was blown down and hurt about the head. John A. Caster and a fellow laborer were blown... Read MORE...

The Trenton Times -  Trenton, New Jersey -  November 22, 1900

1900 - Buildings Wrecked in Pennsylvania
Lockhaven, PA, Nov 22 - A violent windstorm passed over this (Clinton) county yesterday. the building now under construction for the Pennsylvania Fire Brick company at Beach Creek was blown down and Thomas Stahl an employee severely injured. Two tobacco sheds belonging to Robert McCormick below this city were town to pieces, and the crop of 1,200 acres of tobacco leaf stored in the sheds was... Read MORE...

The Trenton Times -  Trenton, New Jersey -  November 22, 1900

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
1901 - THRILLING DASH FOR LIFE. Twelve Men and a Woman Swim Through Spouting Flames of Gas.
Pittsburg, Pa., Nov. - Swimming through spouting flames of gas was the experience of 12 men and a woman on the sand boat, Vigilant, which was burned to the water's edge in the Monongahela river at Clairton yesterday.

The boat was moored over a gas main which crosses the river at that point. A break in the main caused gas to bubble up through the water and ignite from the fires under the... Read MORE...

Davenport Daily Republican -  Davenport, Iowa -  November 22, 1901

Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA

1903 - Fire Follows Train Crash. Engineer Who Stuck to his Post Slightly Hurt in Elizabeth Accident.
Elizabeth, N.J., Nov. 21.- A Dunnellen local train on the Central Railroad of New Jersey crashed into a standing coal train at Chilton Street at 4:05 o’clock this morning. The engine of the passenger train mounted the caboose of the coaler and the caboose and the gondola next to it caught fire and were destroyed.

Peter Harsel of Elizabeth, engineer of the passenger train, stuck to his post an... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  November 22, 1903

Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA

1903 - PAWTUCKET STATION BURNED. Two Firemen Seriously Hurt and the Damage About $25,000.
PAWTUCKET, R. I., Nov. 21. - The Pawtucket station of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad, a three-story brick structure, was damaged by fire to-day, the loss being estimated at $25,000.

There were several narrow escapes from injury by the falling of the roof and third floor, and, Lieut. Joseph Broderick and Capt. Frank M. Bassett were seriously hurt by a shower of bricks from the... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  November 22, 1903

Washington, DC, USA

Washington, Nov. 21. - (UP) - Five persons were dead, more than 30 were in hospitals and more than a score were suffering from less serious injuries tonight as a result of an explosion today in a J. G. McCrory five-and-ten cent store in the crowded downtown shopping district.
The blast tore up the pavement, hurling pedestrians in every direction. The sidewalk directly in front of the store... Read MORE...

Charleston Gazette -  Charleston, West Virginia -  November 22, 1929

Dallas, Texas, USA

1963 - November 22 - American President John F. Kennedy assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas
On Friday, November 22, 1963, a shockwave ran through the whole nation, followed by grief. President John F. Kennedy was shot as he rode in a motorcade through the streets of Dallas, Texas.

For the next several days, stunned Americans gathered around their television sets, as regular programming yielded to nonstop coverage of the assassination and funeral.

From their living rooms,...
November 22, 1963

1882  Six of the persons injured in yesterday's fire in the Callender building, Providence, Rhode Island, have already died, and it is expected that the injuries of others will prove fatal.

The Indianapolis News
Indianapolis, Indiana

1892  November 22 - Contable Lapan, at Altona, N.Y., "sicked" his dog at Neighbor Nappen's cows, and Nappen threw a stone at the dog. Lapan hurled the stone back, striking Nappen on the head, killing him.

The Pantagraph
Bloomington, Illinois

1896  November 22 - Announcements
E.W. Theinert, of Providence, R.I., will deliver an address upon socialism in U. V. W. Hall this evening at 7:30...

Worcester Daily Spy
Worcester, Massachusetts

America - Did you know? February 3, 1870 - Fifteenth Amendment to the Constitution is ratified, giving blacks the right to vote.

Quebec - Did you know? It is said that on the stroke of midnight, farm animals acquired the marvellous and unusual gift of speech. Oxen, cows, horses, pigs, and poultry began to speak to one another and to exchange strange secrets about humans, particularly their masters. Bad luck, the risk of being struck dumb or, worse still, even death came to those who tried to spy on them. This belief was prevalent not only in France but also in Francophone Canada. Another belief says that at midnight, farm cattle kneel in the stable to worship the Infant Jesus. It is clear that these two beliefs are closely linked to the even older one that Jesus was born at midnight.

Rhea, Smalley & Co.,
Wholesale Dealers in All Kinds of Farm Machinery
226 S. Washington and 120 Liberty Sts., Peoria, Ill.
Died November 22