Monday, November 12, 2018

1907 - WOMEN CAUSE STRIKE - Cotton Mills in Plainfield, Conn. Practically Close Down - WOULDN'T JOIN UNION

Little Falls, New York, USA

1885 - A WEST SHORE TRAIN SINKS IN A SWAMP NEAR LITTLE FALLS. The Wife Of Assemblyman CHAS. PRATT of Rochester Killed - Three Other Passengers Seriously Injured.
A terrible and fatal accident occurred on the West Shore railroad shortly after midnight Monday, just above what is called "the Big Branch," situated 1 1/ 4 miles west of Little Falls station and near where the passenger and freight trains collided a few weeks ago. The only cause known for the accident is a washout, which has done its terrible work well.

The Train Sinks Into A Ditch.
The...

Lowhill Journal & Republican -  New York -  November 12, 1885

Old Mother Hubbard she went to the cupboard and there made a find very nice. She said "with great ease Macaroni and Cheese - Van Camp's makes a meal in a trice."

Van Camp Packing Co., 302 Kentucky Avenue, Indianapolis, Ind.

The Ladies' Home Journal
February 1898
Noblesville, Indiana, USA

1887  Suicide

William M. Locks, a retired banker whose fortunes had become impaired by unfortunate speculation, committed suicide by shooting Thursday morning at Des Moines, Ia. He recently removed from Noblesville, Ind.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  November 12, 1887

Plainfield, Connecticut, USA

1907 - WOMEN CAUSE STRIKE - Cotton Mills in Plainfield, Conn. Practically Close Down - WOULDN'T JOIN UNION
Union Workers Demanded Girl's Discharge and the Company Promptly Refused

Plainfield, Conn., Nov. 11 - The employment of three daughters of Simon Coffee who it is said, will not join the weavers union was the cause of a strike at the Lawton Cotton mills today, about 30 hands walking out when it became known that the girls would not become affiliated with the organization to which all the other... Read MORE...

Meriden Morning Record -  Meriden, Connecticut -  November 12, 1907

Jamaica, New York, USA

1911 - Electric Train Wreck
A thick fog descended on the city early yesterday morning and tied up traffic on the railroads and in the harbor until shortly after 11 o'clock, when the sun dispelled the gloom and allowed transportation to return to normal.

Several persons were hurt in the two suburban collisions. One occurred just west of Dunton, near Jamaica. Electric train 1,716, in charge of Motorman PETER GEE and... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  November 12, 1911

Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

1923 - "Wooster Ain't Manchester"
Diners in a Harrisburg restaurant last evening were treated to a real comedy. A gentleman, presumably from out-of-town, went to the telephone to put in a call.

"I want to speak to the City Hospital, in Worcester, Massachusetts." He said it thus, "In Wooster, Mass." And then the fun began.

"No, no. I don't want Manchester. I want Wooster, Mass."

"I ain't Jewish. You talk like a...

Harrisburg Telegraph -  Harrisburg, Pennsylvania -  November 12, 1923

1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Cream of Spinach Soup - This is one of the very palatable and slightly green soups. Pick the leaves from two quarts of spinach; wash; throw them into a hot kettle, and shake and toss for five minutes. Drain them, saving the very small amount of water which has been formed in the kettle. Chop the leaves very fine, and press them through a sieve; return them to the kettle; add a tablespoonful of grated onion and one quart of milk. Rub together two tablespoonfuls of butter and two of flour, add them to the soup, stirring constantly until smooth and thick. Press this again through a sieve; add a teaspoonful of salt, a dash of white pepper, and serve with small squares of toasted bread.

The Ladies" Home Journal, June 1898

Dr. A. Boschee's German Syrup
Made in Woodbury, New Jersey

Boschee’s German Syrup was a common remedy for coughs, colds and consumption. It was most popular for its claim to "cure" consumption and any disease of the throat and lungs.

Found at Old Drugstore, St Augustine, Florida
1927  November 12 - The Holland Tunnel opens to traffic as the first vehicular tunnel under the Hudson River linking New Jersey with New York City.

1936  November 12 – In California, the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge opens to traffic.

America - Did you know? During Alaska"s statehood celebration, Fairbanks attempted to turn the Chena River into gold, as a symbol of this source of wealth. However, through some chemical mistake, the river turned a lovely green.

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

Quebec - Did you know? To occupy their free time, the inhabitants of New France held soirĂ©es, when they would gather to tell stories, or to share in celebrations. In town, many people would go to inns and taverns. There, they would drink spirits and play cards, billiards, backgammon or dice. Gambling, already popular in the 1600s, became even more so during the following century.

Virtual Museum of New France. For more information visit virtual-museum-of-new-france

1909 Advertisments

Dressmaking and Plain Sewing
Mary A. Tilton, Kensington, N.H.

Maple Grove Farm
Kensington, N.H.

F. A. Mace, Dealer in Milk, Cream and Farm Produce
Kensington, N.H.

Maple Shade Farm
Kensington, N.H.

Kensington, New Hampshire, sketches and reminiscences by Mace, Ida M Published 1909
Died November 12