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Monday, November 25, 2019

November 26 News - 1875 - "Onion-Town"

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 November 26, 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 November 26 historical headlines that may hold the missing pieces of your family's history puzzle.

    George H. Hartwell
    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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    Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

    1956 - $200,000 FIRE SWEEPS VEGAS' BOULDER CLUB


    LAS VEGAS, Nev., Nov. 26 - (AP) - One of Nevada's oldest casinos, the Boulder Club, was gutted by fire last night at a loss estimated by Fire Chief Elmer Gates, at $200,000.

    As firemen played hoses on the flames, croupiers hurriedly removed stacks of chips and silver dollars. Money and chips were loaded into a police car and taken for safe keeping to the adjoining Horseshoe club.

    One of an estimated 2,000 persons jamming the downtown area to watch the blaze said; "That police car was so... Read MORE...

    The Bridgeport Post -  Bridgeport, Connecticut -  November 26, 1956
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    1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes



    German Puffs - One pint of milk, four eggs; five spoonful of flour; bake in cups fifteen or twenty minutes. Beat butter and sugar till they are light, and you will have a nice sauce for the puffs.
    Augusta, Georgia, USA

    1921 - BIG FIRE LOSS IN AUGUSTA, GA. BUSINESS HOUSES GUTTED BY BLAZE; HOTEL DESTROYED. CAUSE OF BLAZE STARTING IN HARRISON BUILDING IS NOT DETERMINED. HOTEL GUESTS FLEE IN NIGHT CLOTHES.


    PLATE GLASS WINDOWS MELTED BY HEAT - NO LIVES REPORTED AS LOST.

    Augusta, Ga., Nov. 26. - At 5:45 today firemen succeeded in bringing under control the most disastrous fire in the history of Augusta.
    The harrison building and the Johnson building, two big steel and masonry modern buildings, had been gutted by the flames, which started at 2 o'clock in the Harrison building. The Augusta Chronicle building was believed a total loss, the Albion Hotel was badly damaged, the Genesta Hotel was... Read MORE...

    Robsonian -  Lumberton, North Carolina  -  November 26, 1921
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    Hyde Manufacturing Co., Southbridge, Mass.

    ...The Hyde Mfg. Co. opened the period with the erection of a new brick plant in 1917... www.sec.state.ma.us

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    Juneau, Alaska, USA

    1936 - BODIES OF 10 ARE FOUND AT JUNEAU. SIX PERSONS STILL ARE ON MISSING LIST AFTER LANDSLIDE.


    Juneau, Alaska, Nov. 25. - (AP) - Mud and ruins of Sunday's great landslide surrendered two more bodies to rescue crews tonight, raising the known deaths to ten and leaving six remaining on the missing list.
    One other body was recovered earlier in the day.

    MRS. GEORGE LEE was found dead among the debris of the demolished Nickinovich Apartments and OSCAR LAITO, Sitka, Alaska, in the wrecked
    rooming house operated by MRS. FRED MATSON who is still missing. PETE BATTELO'S body was the first... Read MORE...

    The Modesto Bee and News-Herald -  Modesto, California -  November 26, 1936
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    1889  ANOTHER FATAL EXPLOSION.
    Pittsburg, Nov. 26. - By an explosion at the Allegheny Bessemer Steel Works at Duquesne this morning WILLIAM MARSHALL, night superintendent of the wire mill, and a man named COOPER were killed and a number of others injured.

    Cedar Rapids Evening Gazette
    Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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    1950  November 25-26 - Wind gusts to 110 mph recorded at Concord NH

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    1870  A young man named George Heffran, of Pottsville, Pa., surrendered himself at Randolph, Mass., on the 15th, as the murderer of Benjamin Nathan. He proved to be insane.


    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan

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    1870  Bad Advertisment
    The Biddeford (Me.) woman who advertised for and married a man last July, to have some one to control her property, has succeeded beyond all reasonable expectations, as the fellow has run off with ten thousand dollars of it, and she finds has two wives beside herself.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan

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    1912  Cotton Mill King Dead
    Providence, Rhode Island, Nov. 26. - Robert Knight, owner of more cotton mills than any other individual in the world, died today, aged eighty-six. Knight controlled twenty-two spinning, weaving and finishing establishments, employing seven thousand operatives.

    The Wilmington Dispatch
    Wilmington, North Carolina

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    1875  "Onion-Town"
    Wethersfield, Conn., sometimes called Onion-town, derived its nickname from the fact that a church bell hung in 1775 was paid for by contributions of onions from the parishioners.
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    New York

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    America - Did you know?

     During the Civil War, John H. Wisdom became known as the Paul Revere of the South, afte rhe galloped the 67 miles between Gadsen, Alabama and Rome, Georgia to warn of a Union attack.

     

    Quebec - Did you know?

     Children in New France had many chores. Small children might bring in the wood for the fireplace. Older girls would help cook, clean and make clothes. Fathers would teach their sons how to ice fish. All the children would help gather maple sap in...Read MORE...



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    Massee School for Boys, Stamford, Conn.

    MASSEE COUNTRY SCHOOL
    For Boys - 6 to 19
    52 minutes from New York on Long Island Sound

    A beautiful campus of 16 acres on Shippan Point, Stamford Conn. Junior Department for boys under 14. Older boys prepared for all colleges and technical schools. Small classes with much individual attention. Splendid opportunity for health and physical development in all athletics and outdoor sports. Large gymnasium and dormitory.

    For catalog, address W.W. MASSEE, Shippan Point, Stamford, Conn.

    Good Housekeeping, Volume 74
    Hearst Corporation, 1922

    E. D. Reynolds & Co.
    Dealers in Men's, Youths' and Boys' Ready-Made Clothing,
    Hats, Caps, Boots, Shoes and Gent's Furnishing Goods.
    Also, Trunks, Bags, Valises and Lap Robes.
    Children's Clothing a Specialty.

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    Southbridge, Mass.

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    Friday, November 1, 2019

    November 1 News - 1883 - Eels Stop Paper

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      Rexall Acid-Dyspesia Tablets
      United Drug Company, Boston - St. Louis, USA
      Found at The Way It Was Museum, Virginia City, Nevada

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      Iberville, Québec, Canada (Saint-Athanase-de-Bleury)

      1894 - November 1 - DEATH OF MERCIER. The Ex-Premier of the Province of Quebec Passes Away.


      MONTREAL, Oct. 31. - Honore Mercier, ex-premier of Quebec, died yesterday morning at 9 o'clock. The end had been expected any time during the preceding twenty-four hours and hope of recovery had been given up weeks ago. In fact from the moment that he first felt seriously ill on the 14th of August last it had been felt that he lay on his death bed. Mr. Mercier had been suffering from a complication of diseases for years past, diabetis predominating. After his defeat at the general election of... Read MORE...

      The Daily Times -  New Philadelphia, Ohio -  November 1, 1894
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      Hempstead, New York, USA

      1909 - TRAIN HITS AUTO; TWO MEN KILLED


      They Are Hurled Into the Telegraph Wires Overhead and a Third Seriously Injured.
      GAVE NO HEED TO SIGNALS
      One Man, Fearful That Some Accident Was Impending, Got Out and Went Home.
      Special to The New York Times.

      ROCKVILLE CENTRE, L. I., Oct. 31. - Robert Welsh of 5 Hart Street, Brooklyn, a real estate broker, and Dr. William G. Terwilliger of 618 Hancock Street, Brooklyn, were killed here this afternoon when a south-bound train crashed into their automobile runabout at the crossing at Wreck ... Read MORE...

      The New York Times -  New York, New York -  November 1, 1909
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      Freetown, Massachusetts, USA (Assonet) (East Freetown)

      1879 - An instance of heredity in crime is furnished by Elias Phillips, of Freetown, Mass., who recently appeared as a witness in a burglary trial, having turned State's evidence.


      He is a great grandson of Malbone Briggs, a notorious criminal, who was in State-prison with seven of his sons at one time. Brigg's ancestry is traced back in a direct line to a noted pirate in the time of Earl Bellamont, and his branch of the family has for over a century furnished noted criminals in every generation. Phillips has only the use of his left arm, his right one being withered, but he recently made two keys by which an Assonet store was burglarized, and he can sail a boat, shoot a... Read MORE...

      St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  November 1, 1879
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      Old-Fashioned Brown Betty - Sprinkle a layer of sugar between the layers of apples and bread, and dust a little cinnamon over the top. Place the dish in a hot oven, covering for fifteen minutes, and bake for thrity minutes. Serve with a hard...Read MORE...



      The Ladies' Home Journal, February 1898
      Brooklyn, New York, USA (Flatlands) (Flatbush) (Coney Island)

      1918 - November 1 - 102 die in a NYC BMT subway derailment at Malbone Street Brooklyn


      The 1918 NYC BMT subway derailment at Malbone Street in Brooklyn was a tragic incident that occurred on November 1, 1918. A Brooklyn Rapid Transit (BRT) train, also known as the Brighton Beach Line, derailed in the Malbone Street Tunnel in Brooklyn. The train was operating at high speed and derailed on a sharp curve, causing several cars to overturn and collide with tunnel walls. The accident resulted in one of the deadliest subway disasters in New York City's history, with at least 93 people... Read MORE...

      November 1, 1918
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      Rexpirin Brand Tablets
      United Drug Company
      Boston - St. Louis, USA
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      Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA

      1913 - MORAVIAN COLLEGE BURNED. ALL STUDENTS BELIEVED TO BE SAFE - SEVERAL FIREMEN INJURED.


      Special to The New York Times.
      Bethlehem, Penn., Oct. 31. - The main building of the Moravian College and Theological Seminary known as Comenius Hall, was destroyed by fire this evening.

      Many of the students were away at Halloween parties, and it is believed that all those who remained in the building got out safely, but several firemen were injured while fighting the flames.

      The fire started in the basement of the beautiful structure, but just how could not be ascertained tonight. It... Read MORE...

      The New York Times -  New York, New York -  November 1, 1913
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      San Jose, California, USA

      1911 - GLIDER DROPS HIM TO DEATH. COLLEGE PROFESSOR, TESTING FLYING MACHINE, LOSES CONTROL.


      Special to The Washington Post.
      San Jose, Cal., Oct. 31. - Prof. JOHN J. MONTGOMERY, of Santa Clara College, inventor of one of the types of aeroplane, and an electrical expert, was killed this afternoon while experimenting with a new glider, of which he expected great things. The professor lost control of the machine and fell about 40 feet. He lived for about three hours, and was conscious to the last.

      MONTGOMERY had been at work along the same lines as the Wrights to make flying safe, and ... Read MORE...

      The Washington Post -  Washington, D.C. -  November 1, 1911
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      1800s Advice and Etiquette for Men



      Tell stories very seldom , and absolutely never but where they are very apt, and very short. Omit every circumstance that is notmaterial, and be ware of digressions. To have frequent recourse to narrative, betrays great want of imagination...Read MORE...



      Practical Morality, Or, A Guide to Men and Manners... (1813). United Kingdom: J. Walker.L
      Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA (Lackawanna)

      1897 - SUFFOCATED IN A COAL MINE. SLOPE CATCHES FIRE AND SMOKE FILLS THE WORKINGS - YOMASKI'S ESCAPE.


      Scranton, Pa., Nov. 1. - The most fatal mine disaster in the Lackawanna, or Wyoming, coal fields since, the Twin Shaft horror at Pittston over a year ago was developed in the fire which gutted the River Slope of the Delaware and Hudson company's Von Storch mine in this city Saturday. Six men were suffocated by smoke, and one other, a Polander, was numbered among the dead for awhile.

      The dead are:
      THOMAS HILL, boss.
      JOHN FARRELL, company man.
      JOHN FRANCIS MORAN, driver.
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      Logansport Pharos-Tribune -  Logansport, Indiana -  November 1, 1897
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      1765  November - The British government issues the Stamp Act.
      First direct British tax on American colonists. Instituted in November, 1765. Every newspaper, pamphlet, and other public and legal document had to have a Stamp, or British seal, on it. The Stamp, of course, cost money. The colonists didn't think they should have to pay for something they had been doing for free for many years, and they responded in force, with demonstrations and even with a diplomatic body called the Stamp Act Congress, which delivered its answer to the Crown. Seeing the...
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      1938  November 1 – Horse Racing: Seabiscuit defeats War Admiral by four lengths in their famous match race at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland.

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      1883  Eels Stop Paper
      The machinery in a paper mill at Manchester, Connecticut, was stopped by four large eels blocking the wheels. One was taken out whole. Its length was three feet three inches, and its weight four and three fourths pounds. The other eels were so mutilated that they could not be measured, but they were all of enormous size. It took all day to get the eel fragments out of the wheel.

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      Greenville, Pennsylvania

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      1852  FEARFUL RAILROAD ACCIDENT - TWO LIVES LOST AND SEVERAL PERSONS INJURED.
      Springfield, Saturday, Oct. 30.
      We have just learned from a passenger by the express train from New York, that on passing over the Canal bridge at Windsor Locks, one of the rails broke and precipitated the last car, containing about eighteen passengers, into the canal. The three hindmost cars ran off the track when the rail gave way, breaking up their trucks and tearing up the track in great style. The last car ran into the canal, in about twelve feet of water, and was broken all to...
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      The New York Times
      New York, New York

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      America - Did you know?

       The first program NBC broadcast was a cartoon of Felix The Cat!

       

      Quebec - Did you know?

       In Canada, there is a belief that on Christmas Eve, the dead rise up from their graves and kneel at the foot of the cemetery cross where they are awaited by the previous parish priest wearing a white surplice and golden stole. The priest says the...Read MORE...



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      Gold Medal Antacid Powder
      S. Pfeiffer Mfg. Co.
      St. Louis, Mo.
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      Saturday, October 5, 2019

      October 5 News - 1900 - STILL A MYSTERY. Jessie Cobb's Murderer and His Motive Are Not Yet Revealed. LEWISTON POLICE ON THE ALERT. Several of Dead Girls Friends In Sabbattus Interviewed. WHERE IS FRED BROOKS?

      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 October 5, 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 October 5 historical headlines that may hold the missing pieces of your family's history puzzle.
        West Warwick, Rhode Island, USA (Arctic) (Natick) (Phenix) (Crompton)

        1914 - WEST WARWICK HAS MYSTERY IN KILLING. Italian Dies from Shooting, Cousin Arrested Held for Grand Jury. NO QUARREL IS HEARD.


        WEST WARWICK, Oct. 5 - Giovanni di Chistofero, a mill weaver, was fatally shot yesterday ad his cousin, Michele di Ciumino as arrested later in Natick by Chief of Police Andrews.

        He waived examination before Judge Felix Herbert at a special sesion of the District Court on a charge of manslaughter and was bound over to the grand jury. Bail was fixex at $2000.

        A broken watch which was found in the bedroom is believed by police to have been the cause of the quarrel which led to the... Read MORE...

        The Evening Times -  Pawtucket, Rhode Island -  October 5, 1914
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        1890s
        Horsfords Acid Phosphate
        Rumford Chemical Works
        Providence, R.I.

        George Francis Wilson was a school teacher and principal of the Chicago Academy in Illinois who had a desire to enter industry. He moved back to his native town of Uxbridge, MA, in 1854. That same year he entered into business in Providence with J. B. Duggan and Eben Horsford selling chemicals. In 1858 he and Horsford moved the business to Seekonk, MA (now East Providence, RI) renaming the company the Rumford Chemical Works in honor of Horsford, a chemist, who occupied the Count Rumford Chair of Physics at Harvard University.... ephist.org

        The Rumford Chemical Works established its presence in East Providence (moving from Providence) c. 1857, and eventually built an extensive complex of buildings centered on the junction of Newman and Greenwood Avenues with North Broadway... map.roadtrippers.com

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        Boise, Idaho, USA

        1899 - BASEMENT FIRE THREATENS THE ODD FELLOWS BLOCK


        Another of the best business blocks of the city was threatened with destruction from a basement fire. It was the Odd Fellow block. A fire was started in some unknown manner in the basement under the Galbraith drug store. The basement was stored with chemicals and had the blaze gained enough headway to have set them off it would have been extremely difficult to save the building. The damage is estimated of [illegible] fully insured.

        The fire was discovered by Henry Hart a clerk in the drug... Read MORE...

        Idaho Daily Statesman -  Boise, Idaho -  October 5, 1899
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        1883 - BROKEN LEG - Accident at the Paper Mill, Bradford.


        On Thursday afternoon, T. M. Smith of So. Boston, while adjusting an iron crane at the paper mill, Bradford, fell a distance of several feet, breaking his left leg below the knee. The bone was set by Dr. Clark of this city, and the unfortunate man made as comfortable as possible. He was sent home on the 4 o'clock train, accommodations being provided in a parlor car. Mr. Smith was sent up by the Boston Machine Co. to set up some machinery and the accident was due to his won carelessness and not... Read MORE...

        Daily Evening Bulletin -  Haverhill, Massachusetts -  October 5, 1883
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        Moonshine

        This dessert combines a pretty appearance with palatable flavor, and is a good substitute for ice cream. Beat the white of six eggs in a broad plate to a very stiff froth, then add gradually six tablespoons of powdered sugar, beating...Read MORE...



        The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Connecticut, July 26, 1882

        1880s
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        1892  October 5 - The Dalton Gang, attempting to rob 2 banks in Coffeyville, Kansas, is shot by the townspeople; only Emmett Dalton, with 23 wounds, survives, to spend 14 years in prison.

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        1786  October 5 - The famous "Pumpkin Flood" occurred on the Delaware and Susquehanna Rivers. Harrisburg PA reported a river stage of twenty-two feet. The heavy rains culminated a wet season.

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        1883  Injured His Eye
        While the Georgetown steamer was playing, Henry Mack, who was assisting in holding the nozzle, for a moment had his attentions called off, during which in some way the hose turned bringing the stream of water in his face, inflicting a painful injury upon his left eye. It was feared at first that the sight was destroyed, but it will probably be restored. He was attended by Dr. Roy.

        Daily Evening Bulletin
        Haverhill, Massachusetts

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        1900  STILL A MYSTERY. Jessie Cobb's Murderer and His Motive Are Not Yet Revealed. LEWISTON POLICE ON THE ALERT. Several of Dead Girls Friends In Sabbattus Interviewed. WHERE IS FRED BROOKS?
        The veil which covers the crime connected with the Jessie Cobb case, has not yet been raised. There is no longer any doubt but that it was murder, but now the people are interested to know who the murderer was and the motive for committing the crime. It is quite generally known that Miss Cobb had several gentleman friends in Lewiston, and while perhaps suspicion points to no one in particular, there are one or two that the police are anxious to find, and learn what they know about the...
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        Lewiston, Maine

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        1883  An Old Lady Burned to Death.
        SANDWICH, Mass., Oct. 4.- Mrs. Sally Ransted, widow of the late John Ransted, aged 80, and an invalid, was burned to death today, her clothing taking fire from an open grate. She was alone in the house at the time, and it is supposed that she fell upon the fire during an apoplectic fit.

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        1883  Serious Accident
        While the steamers were playing at Washington square, Thursday, Herbert Swett, a lad 15 years of age, in climbing down from the building occupied by W. E. Morse, stove dealer, Merrimac street, had his hand terribly lacerated by coming in contact with a piece of zinc. The zinc had become detached from the water conductor and as the boy was lowering himself down a point entered the palm of his left hand inflicting a fearful wound. He was taken to Dr. Croston's office by Officer Sprague and...
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        Haverhill, Massachusetts

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        America - Did you know?

         In 1565, Saint Augustine, Florida, settled by the Spanish, became the first permanent European colony in North America.

         

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         Have you ever wondered why there are often no very old tombstones in the cemteries of Canada/ New France? There is a good reason. Up until the mid to late 1800s, the deceased were buried around the church. It was the customary practice to do this as...Read MORE...



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        Allen's Root Beer Extract
        Charles E. Carter
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        Thursday, August 29, 2019

        August 29 News - 1913 - METEOR FALLS IN RIVER. Shock of Its Explosion Breaks Windows in Tiverton, R. I.

        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 August 29, 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 August 29 historical headlines that may hold the missing pieces of your family's history puzzle.
          Colchester, Vermont, USA (Malletts Bay)

          1908 - Little Boy Played "Buffalo Bill"


          A shooting accident that came near resulting fatally occurred at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Coats at Mallets Bay Tuesday, when Gardner Bartholomew, aged 10 years, shot William Coats, Jr., a child of four, in the head with a ball from a 32-calibre revolver. The ball struck the boy on the side of the head near the right temple, making a flesh wound two inches in length, though not deep, as the bullet struck the skull and glanced off. No serious results are anticipated.

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          St Albans Daily Messenger -  St Albans, Vermont -  August 29, 1908
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          1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes



          Cream of Celery Soup - This, perhaps is the daintiest of all the thicker cream soups. Take three heads of celerey, wash and cut into small pieces; cover with one quart of water. Cook slowly for a half hour; press through a colander, using...Read MORE...



          The Ladies' Home Journal, June 1898

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          Saint-Cuthbert, Québec, Canada

          1903 - Had To Leave School - The Pitiable Story of a Young Girl. Every Mother of a Growing Girl Will be Interested in the Story as Told by the Young Lady.


          Miss Laura Dumontier is the daughter of a well-to-do farmer in St. Cuthbert, Quebec. The circumstances under which she was forced to discontinue her studies and leave school will be of interest to all mothers of growing girls, and Miss Dumontier consents to make them public for the benefit her experience may be to others. She says: "At the age of twelve I was sent to a convent school in this parish. At that time I was as healthy as any girl of my age. At the end of a couple of years, however, I ... Read MORE...

          The Ottawa Journal -  Ottawa, Ontario, Canada -  August 29, 1903
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          A dark and dingy kitchen is very detrimental to the health of a household, for cleanliness can hardly be expected to prevail when the light of day does not frequently penetrate. Every housekeeper ought regularly to visit her servants' surroundings,...Read MORE...



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          Springfield, Massachusetts, USA (Indian Orchard)

          1786 - August 29 - Shays' Rebellion in Springfield, Mass


          Shays‍'​ Rebellion was an armed uprising in Massachusetts (mostly in and around Springfield) during 1786 and 1787. Revolutionary War veteran Daniel Shays led four thousand rebels (called Shaysites) in rising up against perceived economic injustices by Massachusetts, and later on attempted to capture the United States' national weapons arsenal at the U.S. Armory at Springfield...

          The rebellion started on August 29, 1786. It was precipitated by several factors: financial difficulties brought... Read MORE...

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          Whitestone, New York, USA*

          1890 - PLEASURE SEEKERS DROWN - A Rowboat Capsizes and Five Occupants Perish.


          A shocking drowning accident by which five lost their lives, occurred recently off Whitestone, Long Island, N. Y. The employes of the Schaeffer Brewing Company of New York were holding their annual excursion at Stimmel's Pavilion at Whitestone.

          While the music and dancing were in progress in the pavilion, a party including JOHN LOGAL, HERMAN HUNG, MARUICE STADLER, MARIE PUNTZ, BERTHA SCHOOP and THERESA LOGAL, hired a boat and started out into the bay. Before they had gone a great distance... Read MORE...

          The Cranbury Press -  New Jersey -  August 29, 1890
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          Lenox, Massachusetts, USA

          1866 - Cruel Teacher


          The citizens of Lenox, Massachusetts, are greatly incensed against a teacher in one of the primary schools there named Frances Williams, who beat a little child in a cruel manner for mispronouncing a word. The child is not quite four years old, and he was pounded on the 18th day of July, with a ruler, so that twelve days afterward his back, shoulder and arms above the elbows plainly showed the marks of the shameful punishment. The school committee very promptly decided that such a teacher was... Read MORE...

          Harrisburg Telegraph -  Harrisburg, Pennsylvania -  August 29, 1866
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          New Milford, Connecticut, USA

          1911 - TORNADO HITS CONNECTICUT.


          Uproots Trees, Wrecks Houses, and Destroys Crops Near New Milford.

          NEW MILFORD, Conn., Aug. 28. - A tornado swept through a section three miles long and a quarter of a mile wide here late today, uprooting trees, blowing roofs from houses, and leveling crops. The damage has not been estimated, but it will be large.

          On the farm of Walter Leavenworth hundreds of apple trees were uprooted, and twelve oak and hickory trees, some three feet in diameter, were blown out of the ground. A hay wagon ... Read MORE...

          The New York Times -  New York, New York -  August 29, 1911
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          Greenwich, Massachusetts, USA*

          1846 - Serious Accident


          A Mr. David Lincoln, with his wife and brother, Sylvester Lincoln, of Greenwich, were riding into our village in a buggy, last Wednesday, the forward part of the body holding the dasher gave way, frightening the horse, which ran furiously down the hill, by the brick church; and when at the corner opposite of Mr. Woods House, the individuals were thrown with great violence from the carriage, breaking Mrs. Lincoln's leg just below the knee, and shattering the bones in a most horrid manner. Her... Read MORE...

          The Newport Mercury -  Newport, Rhode Island -  August 29, 1846
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          Preston, Connecticut, USA (Poquetanuck)

          1893 - WILLIAM E. CHAPMAN KILLED.; Crushed by a Tree Weakened by Last Week's Cyclone -- Escape of His Son.


          One of the victims of the cyclone of last week was William E. Chapman, the well-known President of the Chapman Wrecking Company. Early on Thursday, the morning after the storm, Mr. Chapman left his Summer home at Preston, Conn., with his son, Isaac E. Chapman, for the railway station. As they drove along the road a tree, which had been weakened by the fury of the storm, toppled over and fell upon their wagon, crushing them and their vehicle to the ground.

          The horses broke loose, and as they... Read MORE...

          The New York Times -  New York, New York -  August 29, 1893
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          Tiverton, Rhode Island, USA (Tiverton, Massachusetts)

          1913 - METEOR FALLS IN RIVER. Shock of Its Explosion Breaks Windows in Tiverton, R. I.


          FALL RIVER, Mass., Aug. 28. - A meteor fell into the Seaconnett River near Tiverton, R. I., last night, churning up the water and producing and explosion that sounded like the discharge of a twelve-inch gun. The phenomenon occurred during a electrical storm.

          The explosion was heard for a distance of twenty miles. In the immediate vicinity windows were broken and crockery shaken from shelves, while at Island Park, nearly two miles away, a merry-go-round was jarred into motion.

          Persons who... Read MORE...

          The New York Times -  New York, New York -  August 29, 1913
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          1908  High School Opened at Cabot.
          A high school was opened at Cabot Monday, August 21, with twenty-four students. There had been no plan for a formal opening, but thirty-six people interested in seeing the new school start, were present.

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          St Albans, Vermont

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          1908  A Town Without Officers.
          It is aid that owning to neglect of an official the town of Stamford will be without officers for two years unless they are appointed by the governor. The neglect was in not filing a customary legal paper in the matter of holding elections, and the town cannot hold a legal meeting for two years. Some time ago the town got into a similar trouble over financial matters. At that time the meeting was illegal because of improper notice.

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          St Albans, Vermont

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          1908  Lost an Eye
          While playing with a rifle Isadore Whitcomb, the thirteen-year-old daughter of Charles Whitcomb, of Hyde Park, received a shot in the right eye, inflicting a wound so severe that it was necessary to remove the eye.

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          St Albans, Vermont

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          1908  Vermont Baseball Championship
          Barton claims to have won the baseball championship of Vermont by defeating Woodstock in a game at Woodstock by a score of 6 to 4. The umpire's decision brought out strong protests from Woodstock.

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          St Albans, Vermont

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          1908  Accidental Poisoning
          Mrs. Lewis Twine, of Derby, who took a poison tablet which she mistook for a headache tablet, has been seriously ill, but homes are now entertained of her recovery.

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          St Albans, Vermont

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          1907  August 29 – The partially completed superstructure of the Quebec Bridge collapses entirely, claiming the lives of 76 workers.

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          1965  August 29 - A national record for the month of August was established when 2.5 inches of snow fell atop Mount Washington NH.
          Temperatures in New England dipped to 39 degrees at Nantucket MA, and to 25 degrees in Vermont. For many locations it was the earliest freeze of record.
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          1885  Ex-Governor Reuben E. Fenton died suddenly Tuesday while sitting at his desk in the First National Bank at Jamestown, N. Y.


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          1823  Receives Generous Gift
          Mr. Lois Voyer, habitant of the Parish of Ancienne Lorette, in Lower Canada, had the misfortune to lose a barn of 94 feet in length, on the 1st of August, by fire communicated by lightning. Nine days afterward a building of equal extent was finished and delivered over to him by the gratuitous and generous exertions of the inhabitants of this parish.

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           Boulder City, Nevada, is one of the few places left in the state where gambling is illegal. The government did not want workers on the Hoover Dam to gamble their money away.

           

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          Tuesday, August 27, 2019

          August 27 News - 1851 - Passing Counterfeit Bills

          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 August 27, 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 August 27 historical headlines that may hold the missing pieces of your family's history puzzle.
            Louisville, Kentucky, USA

            1854 - August 27 - Tornado Kills 18 to 20 people in Louisville church


            This deadly storm touched down near the intersection of Jefferson and Twentieth Streets, unroofing 21 buildings at the German Protestant Orphan Asylum. The Louisville Daily Courier described the storm as "a whirlwind revolving leftwise." The tornado appears to have travelled in an east-southeasterly direction. Seventeen houses were damaged along Walnut Street from Fifteenth to Seventeenth Streets, a home was severely damaged near the corner of Madison and Thirteenth Streets, and a factory... Read MORE...

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            August 27, 1854
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            Lake George, Lake Champlain, Sharon Springs, Saratoga, Adirondacks, etc., etc.

            J. W Burdick, General Pass. Agt.
            Delaware & Hudson, R.R., Albany, N.Y.

            Ladies' Home Journal
            June 1898

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            Saratoga County, New York, USA

            1908 - INSULTED - Governor of New York - Saratoga County Fair Sports Refuse To Start Their Horses


            So Long as Hughes Was on the Ground - Action is Condemned on All Sides.

            Special Dispatch to the Enquirer.
            Balston Spa, N.Y., August 26. - An incident unparalleled in the history of the state occurred at the Saratoga County Fair today, when Governor Hughes was humiliated in the eyes of thousands of people by the horsemen, who refused to start their horses while the Governor was on the grounds.

            The incident, it is believed, will make votes for the Governor should he run again this fall, as ... Read MORE...

            The Cincinnati Enquirer -  Cincinnati, Ohio -  August 27, 1908
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            Elgin, Illinois, USA

            1911 - 2 KILLED IN ELGIN AUTO RACE - GRANDSTAND COLLAPSES


            Elgin, Ill., Aug. 26 - The death of a driver and his mechanician[sic] when their big racing car turned a somersault going at eighty miles an hour and the injury of scores of spectators when a section of the grandstand collapsed, marked the second day of speed madness and record smashing at the great Elgin national road races to-day.

            Crowd Wants Excitement.
            One hundred thousand people treated death as a spectacular incident and the sport continued until the finish of the races, with LEN... Read MORE...

            The Syracuse Herald -  Syracuse, New York -  August 27, 1911
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            1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes



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            Athens, Georgia, USA

            1908 - THE DAMAGE AT ATHENS ESTIMATED AT $25,000


            Athens, Ga., August 26. - As a result of the flood in the Oconee river the Aichan cotton mills have been forced to close down. The damage to the mill will be about $1,000.

            The waterworks plant is also under water, and the damage will reach $1,000.

            Four bridges near the city and one in the city limits have been destroyed. The total damage in this vicinity will reach $25,000. No trains have been able to reach here since Monday night. Two miles of track on the Central of Georgia railroad... Read MORE...

            The Atlanta Constitution -  Atlanta, Georgia -  August 27, 1908
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            Ladies' Home Journal
            July 1898

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            1800s Advice and Etiquette for Men



            Though her suspicions be perfectly groundless; though they be wild as the dreams of madmen; though they may present a mixture of the furious and ridiculous, still they are to be treated with the greatest lenity and...Read MORE...



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            Newburyport, Massachusetts, USA

            1857 - Rescue of the Missing Newburyport Pilot.


            The Newburyport Herald of the 25th inst. has the following account of the arrival home of the missing and mourned pilot:-

            The day of miracles is passed - so it has, and let it go; but so long as Michael Stevens, Jr., shall live, we shall look upon him as one risen from the dead. While we were all lamenting that this worthy man was gone, and the flags had drooped in mourning for the dead - while people were stopping each other at the corners of the street to talk over the matter, and some... Read MORE...

            The New York Herald -  New York, New York -  August 27, 1857
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            1870  The funeral of Admiral Farrigut, at Portsmouth, N. H., on the 17th, was attended by a larger concourse of people than ever assembled in that State on a similar occasion.


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            1887  Nothing Slow About This Girl.
            Celia Forbing, of Kenton, O., was walking through the new court-house at Tiffin with some young friends. Suddenly she stepped up to the marriage record and dared any young man present to take out the papers and make her his. The challenge was accepted by a young man of the party and the know twas tied at Fostoria the same night.

            St Joseph Herald
            Saint Joseph, Michigan

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            1901  TURNED HOSE ON STRIKER. This Was the Revenge Non-Union Men Took Upon a Former Comrade.
            CLEVELAND, Ohio, Aug. 26 - Because Thomas Oldecker, a non-union workman in the Crescent Tin Plate Mill, deserted twenty-five of his non-union comrades, who still remain at work, to-day they turned a water hose on him, drenching him thoroughly...

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            New York, New York

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            1846  Cabinet Shop Fire
            The cabinet shop of Mr. Dame, in Kittery, near Portsmouth, bridge, was destroyed by fire on the 18th, while the workmen were absent at noon. Loss 5 or $600 - no insurance. The fire was caused by a child of four or five years.

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            Amherst, New Hampshire

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            1846  Stage Accident.
            The Pittsfield Sun states that a bridge near Williamston broke down on Monday evening, precipitating a stage load of eleven passengers 8 or 9 feet into the river. The coach was turned bottom up in its fall, but no one was killed, though all were considerably injured. Among the passengers were Judge Washburn, of Worcester, Rev. Dr. Prime, of New York, Rev. Dr. Davis, of Westfield, and Rev. Dr. Cooley of Granville, on their way to attend the Commencement exercises at Williams College.

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            Amherst, New Hampshire

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            1851  Passing Counterfeit Bills
            In the Police Court this afternoon, Solomon T. Dolbear was examined upon a charge of passing two counterfeit ten dollar bills, one on the Farmers' Exchange Bank of Gloucester, and the other on the Smithfield Exchange Bank of Greenville, R. I. He was held for trial and on default of bail of $2000?, was committed.
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            Boston, Massachusetts

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            America - Did you know?

             Observation of foreign travelers to America: "Advertising prescription drugs. That was the weirdest one for me. "ask your doctor for brand x antidepressants" type commercials on TV. In the UK, your doctor tells you what drugs you should take, not...Read MORE...



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             Very few children went to school in New France. Schools were usually only in the larger towns and too far away for children in the small towns to attend. If children did learn to read, they learned from a parent, or an older brother who had become a ...Read MORE...



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            Tuesday, July 23, 2019

            July 23 News - 1816 - Ate Hemlock

            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 July 23, 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 July 23 historical headlines that may hold the missing pieces of your family's history puzzle.

              Satin Skin Powder
              Satin Skin Cream
              Copyright, 1903, by Albert F. Wood, MFG. The SATIN Toilet Specialties, Detroit, Mich.

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              Binghamton, New York, USA

              1913 - 50 GIRLS DIE AS FACTORY IS BURNED. SCORE MORTALLY HURT IN HOSPITALS. DIG RUINS FOR BODIES. WHEN ALARM RUNG THOUGHT IT FIRE DRILL; BURNING WALLS COLLAPSE.


              VICTIMS HURLED TO DEATH WHILE SPECTATORS ARE HELPLESS - PITIFUL SCENES AS RELATIVES SEEK LOVED ONES.

              Binghamton, N. Y., July 23 - Thousands came from surrounding towns and villages today and watched the grewsome work of searching for bodies in the ruins of the factory fire, the biggest disaster in a decade in this city.

              A few minutes before 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon the clang of the automatic fire alarm gong stopped the busy fingers of 125 young girls at work over the machines of the... Read MORE...

              Middletown Daily Times-Press -  Middletown, New York -  July 23, 1913
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              North Adams, Massachusetts, USA

              1880 - The Water Responsible


              Some time ago a mysterious epidemic broke out at North Adams, Massachusetts, and for several weeks everybody was wondering what it could be caused by. The pious were a good deal disposed to hold that it was some sort of a judgment. The Kearneyites thought that it was the natural retribution for employing Chinese in the shoe shops. But after all it turns out that the water of the town is responsible for the sickness, and that no supernatural causes were concerned in it. An engineer made a map of ... Read MORE...

              The Record-Union -  Sacramento, California -  July 23, 1880
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              Paterson, New Jersey, USA

              1903 - TORNADO SWEEPS OVER PATERSON. FOUR ARE KILLED AND MANY HOUSES WRECKED. MISSILES HURT SCORES. SMALL BUILDINGS CARRIED GREAT DISTANCE -- DEVASTATION IN SECTION THAT ESCAPED DAMAGE BY GREAT FIRE AND FLOOD.


              Paterson, N.J., July 22 - A dense black cloud, assuming the shape of a cone, and whirling with furious rapidity, loomed up over the top of Garrett Mountain, just southeast of Paterson, at 3 o'clock this afternoon. In less than ten minutes it swept over that section of the city known as South Paterson, killing four persons, seriously injuring fifteen, and hurting more than a hundred, and wrecking six buildings and damaging more than 200 others. Then it passed over the Passaic River, across the... Read MORE...

              The New York Times -  New York, New York -  July 23, 1903
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              1870  A new barge, called the C. G. King, was to be launched at South Saginaw last week.
              Her carrying capacity is 500,000 feet of lumber, and she is built by Thomas Arnold, of Marine City.

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              1870  At Canandaigua, N. Y., on the 13th, the juries in the cases of General Starr and Colonel Thompson,
              tried for violation of the Neutrality laws, for being connected with the Fenians, rendered verdicts of guilty on two counts of the indictments, with a recommendation to mercy.

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              1870  In Memory of the Soldiers
              A lady, 70 years of age, has erected a monument in Union Cemetery, Springfield, Vt., to the memory of the revolutionary soldiers, and paid for it in knitting with her own hands.

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              1870  A man recently drove his horse from Millbury to Worcester, seven miles, in twenty one minutes for $25, and the animal died shortly afterwards in great agony after entering the stable.


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              1816  Ate Hemlock
              A Quebec paper of the 21st ult. says - On the 15th instant, two men, returning from Montreal, as they were passing along the river near St. Sulpice, eat some hemlock, which they mistook for another plant, usually eaten in this country - in a hour and a half after, they were both dead.

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              1858  Shoe Business Flourishing
              The shoe business at Webster, Mass., has been in a very flourishing condition for the last few months, affording good wages and plenty of work for all who could make a shoe. The operatives in the woolen mill are to have their wages increased ten per cent.
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              Lowell, Massachusetts

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              America - Did you know?

               The Great Smoky Mountains is the most visited national park, drawing more than 10 million recreational visits each year.

               

              Quebec - Did you know?

               In the French-speaking parishes of the Province of Quebec, lutins are considered as mischievous, fun-loving little spirits, which may be protecting or annoying household gods or demons, according to the treatment that they receive from the inmates...Read MORE...



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