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Tuesday, December 5, 2023

December 8 News - 1842 - Inmates Publish Newspaper

Welcome to our blog, where we embark on a captivating journey through time, exploring the rich tapestry of history and genealogy.  In this edition, we'll delve into the treasure trove of historical news articles dated December 8, unearthing stories that resonate with genealogists and history enthusiasts alike.  From local happenings to global events, we'll uncover the stories that shaped the lives of our ancestors, providing valuable insights for those on a quest to discover their roots.  So, grab your magnifying glass and step into the past as we unravel the December 8 historical headlines that may hold the missing pieces of your family's history puzzle.
    Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA

    1902 - Flames Cause Serious Losses In Peterborough


    Peterborough. N. H., Dec. 7.---Tarbell’s block, a three story granite building owned by A. B. Tarbell, was gutted by fire early today, causing a loss of $15,000 on the building and $20,000 on personal property.

    The building, which was one of the most important in town, contained six stores, five of which were occupied, four offices and three tenements.

    The principal losers are Henry S. Peabody, a dealer in small wares, over $7000, Mrs. F. K. Langley, milliner, $5000, and Frank E. Russell, ... Read MORE...

    Portsmouth Herald -  Portsmouth, New Hampshire -  December 8, 1902
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    P. H. Powers, Webster, Mass.
    P. H. Powers, Webster, Mass.

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    1859 - The Public Pulse


    We copy a few throbs of the public pulse on John Brown's death as indicating the general public feeling on the subject. The first is the simple announcement from Charlestown.

    CHARLESTOWN, Dec. 2 - Noon.
    Brown was taken from the jail about 11 o'clock in a furniture wagon. He conversed freely with the soldiers around him. The execution took place at a quarter past 11 o'clock. He died apparently very easy. His body was taken down after being suspended thirty-five minutes, and will be sent to... Read MORE...

    Berlin City Courant -  Berlin, Wisconsin -  December 8, 1859
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    Lewiston, Maine, USA

    1903 - HILL TRAGEDY. The Son is Alive and Resting Comfortably - An Operation Will be Performed. THE OLD FATHER BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN INSANE.


    The Details of the Sad Affair Which Caused a Sensation Yesterday Morning.

    A most shocking double tragedy occurred in Barkerville yester-day morning at 6.35, when Daniel W. Hill shot his son and then turned the weapon on himself and sent a bullet crashing through his brain resulting in instant death. The son, Daniel Hill, will probably live, although his condition is very critical.

    Daniel Hill, the son is fifty-two years of age and has a milk route in Lewiston. He was at the breakfast... Read MORE...

    The Lewiston Daily Sun -  Lewiston, Maine -  Tuesday, December 8, 1903
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    1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes



    Cream Cheese - Put three pints of milk to a half pint of cream, warm and put in a little rennett; keep it covered in a warm place till it is curdled, then put it in a mould with holes in it and drain about an hour. Serve with cream and sugar.
    Bakersfield, California, USA

    1906 - SIX BURIED IN A TUNNEL. ENTOMBED IN KERN RIVER POWER CO.'S SHAFT. FOURTEEN SECTIONS COLLAPSED LIKE CARDS AND BODIES ARE FAR BEYOND REACH.


    Bakersfield, Dec. 7. - Six miners were entombed this morning by the caving of a shaft leading to the big steel pipe conduit which passes through a mountain 2000 feet at a high angle in the Kern river canyon, at Camp No. 1, of the Edison Power company plants, eighteen miles from this city.
    The names of the miners are:
    G. ANDERSON.
    C. D. ROBLES.
    GEORGE WARNER.
    H. FARRIS.
    L. D. HICKS.
    JOHN WHIBLE.

    Reports as to the seriousness of the accident are conflicting and from the office of GLASS... Read MORE...

    The Fresno Morning Republican -  Fresno, California -  December 8, 1906
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    Ithaca, New York, USA

    1906 - SEVEN DIE IN CORNELL FIRE. MRS. FISKE'S BEAUTIFUL CHAPTER MANSION BURNED. THREE FIREMEN VOLUNTEERS CRUSHED UNDER WALLS - STUDENTS ENTRAPPED.


    Ithaca, N. Y., Dec. 7. - Seven persons met death this morning in the worst disaster that ever befell Cornell university. Three of the victims were volunteer firemen and four were students. The firemen were all prominent in this city.

    They were:
    A. S. ROBINSON, attorney.
    JOHN RUMSEY, hardware merchant.
    ESTY LANDON, salesman.

    The students were:
    O. L. SCHMAUCH of Hanover, Pa.
    G. W. GRELLE of South Orange, N. J.
    W. F. NICHOLS of Chicago.
    J. M. M'CUTCHEON of Pittsburg.

    The cause of... Read MORE...

    The Fresno Morning Republican -  Fresno, California -  December 8, 1906
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    1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies



    If you expect a friend to meet you at the end of your journey, sit near the door of the steam-boat saloon, or in the ladies" room at the car depot, that he may find you easily.
    1902  Overheated Stove Causes Damage.
    The Weirs, N. H., Dec.7. - The large pail factory, together with the adjoining buildings owned by the Brown Lumber company, in Whitefield was burned last night, entailing a loss of $25,000, fully covered by insurance. The fire started from an overheated stove.

    Portsmouth Herald
    Portsmouth, New Hampshire

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    1941  December 8 - WWII: President of the United States Franklin D. Roosevelt delivers his "Infamy Speech"
    President of the United States Franklin D. Roosevelt delivers his "Infamy Speech" to a Joint session of the United States Congress at 12:30 p.m. EST (17.30 GMT). Transmitted live over all four major national networks it attracts the largest audience ever for an American radio broadcast, over 81% of homes. Within an hour, Congress agrees to the President's request for a United States declaration of war upon Japan and he signs it at 4:10 p.m.
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    1889  THRUST THROUGH WITH A RED HOT IRON.
    Trenton, N. J., Dec. 8. - THOMAS HOTCHKISS, a "rougher" in Roeblings' rolling mill, met a shocking death today. He was stepping down to repair a break when a red hot iron rod from the rolls ran into his bowels, passing out above his waist. He lived only a few minutes after the accident. HOTCHKISS came here from Worcester, Mass.

    Logansport Journal
    Logansport, Indiana

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    1902  GUILFORD MEETS MISFORTUNE. The Principal Block Of The Town Destroyed By Fire.
    Guilford, Me., Dec. 7. - Fire early today destroyed Guilford's principal business block, caused a financial loss of fully $22,000 and left five secret societies without a meeting place in this town. The building was owned by Henry Douglas and Good Cheer lodge of Odd Fellows. A defective chimney is believed to have been the cause of the fire.

    Portsmouth Herald
    Portsmouth, New Hampshire

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    1879  NO BLACK FEVER IN SILLERY
    QUEBEC, Dec. 7. - There is no truth to the rumors of a plague at Sillery. The deaths referred to in last night's dispatches were from typhoid fever.

    New York Herald-Tribune
    New York, New York

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    1842  Inmates Publish Newspaper
    The inmates of the Insane Asylum at Brattleboro, Vermont, have commenced the publication of a weekly newspaper, called the Asylum Journal. - They have got out a 'crazy man's ticket' - the candidates selected, are from each of the great political parties. The Journal says, 'if we can unite the crazy ones of both parties we shall elect our candidates.'
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    Jamestown Journal
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    America - Did you know?

     Observation of foreign travelers to America:

    Pharmacies Sell More Than Just Medicine

    For most European countries a pharmacy is a place where they sell medicine and other medical supplies. When they come and visit they notice that their...Read MORE...



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    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...Read MORE...



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    George H. Hartwell Druggist and Apothecary Cor. Main and Central Sts., Southbridge, Mass.  Built in 1867, George H. Hartwell operated an apothecar
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    Druggist and Apothecary
    Cor. Main and Central Sts., Southbridge, Mass.

    Built in 1867, George H. Hartwell operated an apothecary from this premises, at 98 Main Street and 1 Central Street.
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