Tuesday, November 6, 2018

1899 - SERVANT GIRL VANISHES. Apparently Wore Nothing but a Nightrobe and a Picture Hat.

Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA

1860 - A Noble Pair of Horses
Mr. Russell Wood, of Holyoke, Massachusetts, had a very narrow and miraculous escape from death last Tuesday. While coming down a mountain with a load of wood, he fell off, and was so paralyzed as to be unable to move, and was obliged to remain under the wagon wheels from three o'clock in the afternoon till 11 in the evening, when he was found and rescued by his alarmed and searching family. His... Read MORE...

The Wilmington Daily Herald -  Wilmington, North Carolina -  November 6, 1860

Love Lessons from the Lowly

Plain Dealer
November 16, 1896
1861  November 6 - Jefferson Davis Elected President of the Confederate States of America

On November 6, 1861, Jefferson Davis was elected president of the Confederate States of America. He ran unopposed and was elected to serve for a six-year term. Davis had already been serving as the temporary president for almost a year.

November 6, 1861

Port Jervis, New York, USA

1869 - Locomotive Explosions
July 18. Explosion of locomotive No. 294, on the Erie Railway, at Port Jervis, New York. The engine house was partly blown down, the dome of the engine weighing several hundred pounds was thrown 200 feet into the air, landing in front of a hotel. No person injured...

September 10. Explosion of locomotive No. 239, Erie Railway, near Port Jervis, New York. Portions of boiler thrown 1500 feet.... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  November 6, 1869

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

1885 - Atlanta, GA Blasting Powder Explosion, Nov 1885. Blown to Atoms.
Atlanta, Ga., November 5. – Two colored men, Wm. KENNEBREAD and Phil JOHNSON, well-diggers, were blown to atoms yesterday by an explosion of blasting powder. Thirty feet down they struck granite, and commenced drilling for the purpose of blowing up the rock. After one explosion they descended and drilled several more holes inserting explosives. Instantly an explosion followed when the two bodies... Read MORE...

Galveston Daily News -  Galveston, Texas -  November 6, 1885

1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Delicious Strawberry Dumplings - Put one pint of flour into a bowl; add to it half a teaspoonful of salt and a teaspoonful of baking powder; rub in carefully a tablespoon of butter, and add sufficient milk to just moisten. Knead lightly, ad roll out into a sheet aobut a sixteenth of an inch in thickness. Cut with a large round cutter; put three strawberries in the center of each round; fold over the dough, rolling it carefully so that you cannot see the opening; stand in a greased baking-pan; brush the top with milk, and bake in a quick oven for fifteen minutes.

The Ladies" Home Journal, May 1898
New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA

1890 - Explosion of Dynamite at New Bedford.
NEW BEDFORD, Mass., Nov. 5 - Workmen engaged in the excavation of a sewer trench in Grape street to-day had a narrow escape from death. One man went to heat some water by an oil stove. The stove exploded and the flaming oil splattered into a box of dynamite cartridges. The cartridges exploded with terrible force, John Yavesham, the foreman of the gang at work had the entire side of his right arm... Read MORE...

Boston Journal -  Boston, Massachusetts -  November 6, 1890

Use Webb's Flavoring Extracts.
This picture is given to each purchaser of Spurlock's No. 5 Bluing
Ask for No. 5
Beware of Imitiation
Wilmington, Massachusetts, USA

1890 - Fire
At Wilmington
An old landmark on this Lowell Divisions of the Boston and Maine Railroad at Wilmington was burned Wednesday afternoon. It was the wooden building formerly occupied below as the railroad passenger station and at this time as a freight station. Four French families occupied tenements in the upper part, but their household effects were mostly saved. The building was about 100 years... Read MORE...

Boston Journal -  Boston, Massachusetts -  November 6, 1890

Glastonbury, Connecticut, USA

1890 - Soap Factories Burned
HARTFORD, Conn., Nov. 5. Three units belonging to the J. B. Williams Company of Glastonbury, Conn., and used by them in the manufacture of their soap powder and ivorine, were burned to-night. The fire caught near the boilers in one of the old buildings, and inside of an hour and a quarter the three buildings in the ivorine section of the plants were a total loss. The ambulances at hand were... Read MORE...

Boston Journal -  Boston, Massachusetts -  November 6, 1890

New Rochelle, New York, USA

1890 - LOSS $375,000. Destructive Fire at New Rochelle, N.Y.
NEW ROCHELLE, N. Y., Nov. 8, A fire this morning destroyed George Ferguson's grocery store, a large, building and other adjoining property in Ferguson's building were stored much furniture and personal property, consisting of silverware, bric-a-brac, etc., belonging to Delancy Kane Adrian Iselin, the New York banker and other wealthy summer residents which was entirely destroyed. Much of this... Read MORE...

Boston Journal -  Boston, Massachusetts -  November 6, 1890

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
Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, USA

Two Lives Lost in a Fire at Sault Ste. Marie.

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich., Nov. 6.- The tug Crusader was destroyed by fire at her dock here early this morning. Firemen Henry Billings, of this city, and Chas. Williams, of Port Huron, who were sleeping on the tug, were burned to death. Their bodies, horribly burned, have been recovered. Moran's pile driver, which was lying alongside the tug, was... Read MORE...

Fort Wayne News -  Fort Wayne, Indiana -  November 6, 1894

Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA (Valley Falls) (Ashton) (Cumberland Hill)

1899 - SERVANT GIRL VANISHES. Apparently Wore Nothing but a Nightrobe and a Picture Hat.
(Special to the World.)
PROVIDENCE, R.I., Nov. 5. - Cumberland Hill has a mystery which the town officers and others are trying to unravel. Walter Grant, who has a fine home at Diamond Hill, went to Boston Thursday, and at an intelligence office hired a domestic, who gave her name as Mary Gilhude.

About 9 o'clock at night the girl retired to a room in the attic. A short time afterward the... Read MORE...

The World -  New York, New York -  November 6, 1899

1869  Troy, N.Y., is said to be the greatest potato market in this country.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1947  November 6 – The program Meet the Press makes its television debut on the NBC-TV network in the United States.


America - Did you know? 1918-1920 - Worldwide influenza epidemic strikes; by 1920, nearly 20 million are dead. In U.S., 500,000 perish.


Quebec - Did you know? In New France, the vast majority of newcomers were either soldiers or indentured workers. Before crossing the Atlantic, the indentured workers had signed a contract providing for a predetermined stay. Most of them saw it as a temporary contract, not a permanent move. The fact that more than half of them nevertheless stayed on shows that New France had a real power of attraction.

History of Quebec for Dummies by Eric Bedard, published by John Wiley & Sons, Canada, Ltd.

Upland Farm
Parson Bros.
Died November 6