Tuesday, December 4, 2018

1869 - A miserly merchant, named Lyman Allen, was found dead in his bed at Taylor's hotel, Jersey City, the other morning.

Canterbury, Connecticut, USA

1869  Wore suit for more than 50 years

An old man in Canterbury, Conn., seventy-five years of age, died recently and was buried in a suit of clothes which he procured when a young man, and had worn constantly as a Sunday suit for more than half a century. He had been married four times, and on each of those occasions wore the same suit.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  December 4, 1869
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Murray & Lanman's Florida Water

To the rich and to the poor,
To all people of taste,
at home,
on ship board,
at the seaside,
in the mountains.

No article will afford so much pleasure or contribute so largely to comfort as Murray & Lanman's Florida Water...
Deerfield, Massachusetts, USA (South Deerfield)

1869  An echo as good as any on record is to be heard on any clear day on Zeri Smith's farm, in the Great river district of Deerfield, Mass.

Standing about sixty yards west of his barn, it will return to the speaker a sentence of ten or a dozen words with entire distinctness, and with a curiously varied intonation.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  December 4, 1869
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Jersey City, New Jersey, USA

1869  A miserly merchant, named Lyman Allen, was found dead in his bed at Taylor's hotel, Jersey City, the other morning.

He had lived there five years, took only one meal daily, was worth $600,000, and his wardrobe, at the time of his death, was valued at twenty-five cents. Friends in Newtown, Conn., got his money.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  December 4, 1869
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La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA (LaCrosse)

1897 - FIRE AT LACROSSE. OPERA HOUSE AND ANOTHER BULDING BURNED - LOSS $200,000.
LaCrosse, Wis., Dec. 3. - The worst fire that has visited this city for years occurred about midnight last night. Of the old "Brick Pomeroy" block and the McMillan Opera House block, this morning only the tottering walls remain. The lower floors of the burned buildings were occupied by H. HEIL & Sons, shoes; ALLEN'S news depot; LANGSTAD & WATERS, musical instruments; S. BOWLBY, branch of the W.... Read MORE...

Logansport Journal -  Logansport, Indiana -  December 4, 1897
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1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

An Appetizing Dish - One of the most appetizing dishes that can be placed before a hungry family, and which may tempt the appetite of one who isn"t hungry, is made in this way: Take one dozen ears of corn, grate it, stir in four eggs, one fourth of a cup of flour, a little salt, and fry in hot lard; if the corn is not milky, add a little milk or cream.

The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., February 1, 1882
Sharon, Pennsylvania, USA

1902 - BURIED IN MOLTEN STEEL. HORRIBLE ACCIDENT AT SOUTH SHARON IRON WORKS.
Sharon, Pa., Dec. 4. - Two men are dead, two are not expected to recover and one other is in a serious condition as the result of one of the worst accidents in the history of the South Sharon works of the Union Steel company. Among the injured is JAMES LLOYD, superintendent of the open hearth department. He was badly burned, but physicians state that he will recover.

Two of the victims are... Read MORE...

The Daily Times -  New Brunswick, New Jersey -  December 4, 1902
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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
Brunswick, Maine, USA

1907 - AWFUL EXPLOSION KILLS TWO AND INJURES MANY. PRETTY LITTLE RAILROAD STATION IN BRUNSWICK WRECKED BY BOILER EXPLOSION.
The handsome little station of the Maine Central railroad at Brunswick, was badly demolished at midnight Saturday by an explosion, caused by the blowing up of one portion of the steam heating plant. Two people were killed and several others injured, while the damage to the building will amount to nearly $5000.

The dead are WILLIAM B. WOODWARD, custodian of the building and night baggagemaster... Read MORE...

Bath Independent And Enterprise -  Bath, Maine -  December 4, 1907
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New Bern, North Carolina, USA

1922 - WORST FIRE IN HISTORY OF NEW BERN. 500 RESIDENCES AND BUSINESS HOUSES DESTROYED AND 1,800 PERSONS RENDERED HOMELESS - LOSS OVER TWO MILLION DOLLARS - FIRE SWEPT 8 BLOCKS FROM ONE TO FIVE BLOCKS WIDE.
An Associated Press dispatch gives the following:
New Bern, Dec. 1. - An army of grimy chimneys, standing as grim sentinels amidst an area of smouldering ruins which extends for half a mile from the western boundary of the city to Neuse river, tonight, marked the course of New Bern's two million dollar fire, the worst in the city's history.

When interviewed at 10:30 o'clock tonight Mayor... Read MORE...

Robesonian -  Lumberton, North Carolina  -  December 4, 1922
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Schenectady, New York, USA

1922 - SCHENECTADY FIRE LOSS WILL REACH $250,000.
Schenectady, Dec. 3. - Schenectady's entire fire department battled hours yesterday afternoon and last night against flames which destroyed two of the four stories on the fround floor of the New Vendome hotel building at State and South Center streets, Schenectady, the heart of the business district. Loss to buildings and stock is estimated at a quarter of a million dollars.

All the lodgers... Read MORE...

Oneonta Daily Star -  Oneonta, New York -  December 4, 1922
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1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

Dress for Morning Visits — A lady should never receive her morning callers in a wrapper, unless they call at an unusually early hour, or some unexpected demand upon her time makes it impossible to change her dress after breakfast. On the other hand, an elaborate costume before dinner is in excessively bad taste.

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
1875  December 4 – Notorious New York City politician Boss Tweed escapes from prison and flees to Cuba, then to Spain.

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1945  December 4 - U.S. joins United Nations



America - Did you know? February 24, 1803 - Marbury v. Madison: Landmark Supreme Court decision greatly expands the power of the Court by establishing its right to declare acts of Congress unconstitutional.

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Quebec - Did you know? The seigneur was endowed with his rank and estate to the sole end that he should become an active agent in making the colony grow. He was expected to live on his land, to level the forest, to clear fields, and to make two blades of grass grow where one grew before. He was expected to have his seigneury surveyed into farms, or en censive holdings, and to procure, as quickly as might be, settlers for these farms. It was highly desirable, of course, that the seigneurs should lend a hand in encouraging the immigration of people from their old homes in France.

The Seigneurs of Old Canada: A Chronicle of New-World Feudalism [Vol. 5 of "The Chronicles of Canada"] by William Bennett Munro; Toronto: Glasgow, Brook & Company, 1922
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