Wednesday, January 2, 2019

1892 - NO MORE BARGE OFFICE. Immigrants Will Hereafter Land at Ellis Island.

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Desjardins Limitee
Ansonia, Connecticut, USA

1869  "Sharpshooter"

An Ansonia, Conn., "sharpshooter" recently fired at a squirrel that was being pursued by his ferret and a $30 dog, and succeeded in killing both dog and ferret and in scaring the squirrel.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  January 2, 1869

1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Apple Omelet - Separate four eggs; beat the whites to a very stiff froth; then add the yolks and beat again, adding gradually two tablespooonfuls of powdered sugar. have read and omelet-pan, in which you have melted a tablespoonful of butter; put in the mixture; when it begins to thicken spread over a layer of apple sauce. Fodl, turn out and serve at once with powdered sugar.

The Ladies" Home Journal, February 1898
Sherbrooke, Qu├ębec, Canada

1891 - Gas Works Explosion
SHERBROOKE, Que., Jan. 1. - There was a serious explosion a the gas works here late last night. The force of the explosion tore out one side of the building and the structure took fire. Charles... Read MORE...

The Sandusky Register -  Sandusky, Ohio -  January 2, 1891

Chicken Tamale
"A Unique Mexican Dish"
Armour Packing Co.
Kansas City, Mo., U.S.A.

The Ladies' Home Journal
April 1898
Manhattan, New York, USA (New York City) (New Amsterdam)

1892 - NO MORE BARGE OFFICE. Immigrants Will Hereafter Land at Ellis Island.
New York, Jan. 1. - Without any ceremony or formal opening the immigration officials of this city today settled down on Ellis Island in the harbor and the barge office is known to them no more. The... Read MORE...

The Saint Paul Globe -  Saint Paul, Minnesota -  January 2, 1892

Huntsville, Alabama, USA

1897 - END OF A QUEER FEUD - Ashford Killed as He Rode Past Brown's Home. IT BEGAN WITH A WOMAN.
Two Men Live on Opposite Sides of a Street and Have Been Watching Each Other for Months.

Huntsville, Ala., January 1. - (Special.) - The killing of Fred Ashford by Felix Brown in Courtland... Read MORE...

The Atlanta Constitution -  Atlanta, Georgia -  January 2, 1897

Exeter, New Hampshire, USA

1899 - BIG FIRE IN EXETER. Goodwin Block on Front Street Entirely Destroyed. The Loss to Owners and Tenants Will Reach $29,000.
Exeter, N. H. Jan. 1 - The Goodwin block on Front street was visited by fire early this morning. Loss $28,000 to block and tenants. The occupants of the upper floor barely escaped with their lives,... Read MORE...

Portsmouth Herald -  Portsmouth, New Hampshire -  January 2, 1899

1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

Storm Dresses — A lady who is obliged to go out frequently in bad weather, will find it both a convenience and economy to have a storm dress. Both dress and cloak should be made of a woolen material, (varying of course with the season,) which will shed water.

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
Greensboro, North Carolina, USA

1900 - Blaze at Greensboro, N. C.
Charlotte, N. C., Jan. 1. - Fire at Greensboro, N. C. yesterday caused losses aggregating nearly $100,000, partly covered by insurance. The fire originated in the elevator shaft of the Hague-McCorkle ... Read MORE...

Dallas Morning News -  Dallas, Texas -  January 2, 1900

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Philadelphia, Jan. 2. - Two negro firemen were killed and seven other men injured in an explosion at the Philadelphia navy yard.
Report of the accident was made public by the navy department at... Read MORE...

Tyrone Daily Herald -  Tyrone, Pennsylvania -  January 2, 1918

Pasadena, California, USA

1926 - Grandstand Crash Injures 235 Persons. Shenandoah Investigating Board Finds Disaster Unavoidable. Woman Killed In Plunge Off Building Top. Police Prevent Panic as News of Accident Spreads. Frenzied Horse Hurts Two In Wild Scramble.
Improvised Beds Secured for Great Number of Victims

Pasadena, Jan 1.-(AP)-A day of roses and joy ended in tragedy for 235 persons who were precipitated into a tangled mass of wreckage when a... Read MORE...

Nevada State Journal -  Reno, Nevada -  January 2, 1926

1839  January 2 – First photograph of the Moon taken by photographer Louis Daguerre.

1869  A dog recently followed the stage from North Troy to Newport, N. H., and on the way he entered twelve yards and killed a sheep in each.
He barely seized his victims, but them through the throat, and hurried to keep up with the stage.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1871  Count Chorinsky, who poisoned his wife some time back in Munich, for which he was imprisoned in the fortress of Rosenberg, has gone mad, and has to be kept in a strait-jacket.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1882  The Standard Oil Trust (monopoly) is secretly created in the United States to control multiple corporations set up by John D. Rockefeller and his associates.

America - Did you know? 1858 - Abraham Lincoln comes to national attention in a series of seven debates with Sen. Stephen A. Douglas during Illinois state election campaign (Aug.–Oct.).

Quebec - Did you know? Black cats have always had a rather suspicious reputation as associates of sorceresses and witches, but it is singular that among [French Canadian] peasants they are regarded as protecting goblins, and that no one would think of parting with them, chasing them away, or ill-treating them in any manner. Lucky is the man whose house, or barn, or stable, has been chosen as a home by a large family of black cats.

The Journal of American Folklore, Vol. 5, No. 19, Oct. - Dec., 1892, Lutins in the Province of Quebec
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Union Congregational Church, Westford, Mass.

Ithaca Conservatory of Music
Ithaca, N.Y.

The Ladies' Home Journal
July 1898
Died January 2


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