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
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...
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....
Logansport Journal -
Logansport, Indiana -
December 4, 1897
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
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.
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.
Oneonta Daily Star -
Oneonta, New York -
December 4, 1922
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.
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.
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