Sunday, January 6, 2019

1912 - ROPE BREAKS AT HANGING. Accident Mars Vermont Execution, but Slayer of Girl Died Swiftly.

Syracuse, New York, USA

1880 - Prematurely Mingled with Water.
SYRACUSE, Jan. 5. - The fifth floor of one section of the Greenway Brewing company's immense buildings gave way this morning, and in its fall carried all below it, with one man on the upper floor,... Read MORE...

New Haven Evening Register -  New Haven, Connecticut -  January 6, 1880
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The Olympia Self-Playing Music Box
F. G. Otto & Sons
Jersey City, N.J.

The Ladies' Home Journal
November 1898
Lockport, New York, USA

1881 - LOCKPORT'S LOSS BY FIRE. THE OPERA HOUSE AND ANOTHER BUILDING DESTROYED - LOSS ABOUT $150,000.
Lockport, N. Y., Jan. 5. - The Hodge Opera house building and the Gargling oil building, adjoining, in this city, were destroyed by fire early this morning. The total loss will amount to fully... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  January 6, 1881
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Jacksonville, Florida, USA

1888 - ANOTHER FATAL FIRE.
Jacksonville, Fla., Jan. 6. - MRS. ISAAC PARNELL started to church last night, leaving her four children, the oldest 6 years old, locked up in the house. While going to bed they in some way ignited... Read MORE...

Evening Gazette -  Cedar Rapids, Iowa -  January 6, 1888
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Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA

1893 - Fire
Fire caught on W. A. Garno's boiler and engine house, probably from the furnace, about 9 p. m., Saturday, and an alarm was rung in from Box 37, to which Hose 4 responded so promptly that the damage... Read MORE...

The Fitchburg Sentinel -  Fitchburg, Massachusetts -  January 6, 1893
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1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Brown Bread Biscuit - One pound of coarse brown flour or oatmeal flour, two ounces of butter, a little water. Make the butter and water boiling hot and add both to the flour, keeping the paste firm; roll it out, cut it into biscuits and bake it for ten minutes in a quick oven.

The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., May 3, 1882
Ansonia, Connecticut, USA

1900 - ANSONIA FREIGHT WRECK.
Four Cars Derailed on the Naugatuck Division and Line Blocked.

Ansonia, Jan. 6. - Because a rod dropped from a freight car on the Naugatuck division, four cars were derailed, a rail broken and... Read MORE...

The New Haven Evening Register -  New Haven, Connecticut -  January 6, 1900
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O. A. Miller Treeing Machine Co.
Brockton, Mass.
Northfield, Massachusetts, USA

1911 - FIRE AT MOODY SCHOOL.
Crossley Hall Is Burned at a Loss of $100,000 - Students Lose Effects.

EAST NORTHFIELD, Mass., Jan. 5 - Fire originating in the basement, supposedly from spontaneous combustion among some rags,... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  January 6, 1911
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Windsor, Vermont, USA

1912 - ROPE BREAKS AT HANGING. Accident Mars Vermont Execution, but Slayer of Girl Died Swiftly.
WINDSOR, Vt., Jan.5. - Elroy Kent was hanged in the State Prison here to-day for the murder of Delia B. Congdon, a deaf mute, in her home in East Wallingford, three and a half years ago. Although the ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  January 6, 1912
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Ossining, New York, USA

1928 - SYRACUSE WOMAN, BRISTOL MAN IDENTIFIED AS FIRE VICTIMS IN OSSINING HOTEL. HUSBAND CONVINCED WIFE HE THOUGHT WAS VISITING IN NEW YORK WAS BURNED TO DEATH IN HOTEL CONFLAGRATION.
Two of the victims who perished when fire destroyed the Weskora Hotel in Ossining yesterday, were positively identified today as MRS. ELLA FOX, of 624 North Salina Street, Syracuse, and GEORGE E.... Read MORE...

Syracuse Herald -  Syracuse, New York -  January 6, 1928
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1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

If you are ever caught in a shower, and meet a gentleman friend who offers an umbrella, accept it, if he will accompany you to your destination; but do not deprive him of it, if he is not able to join you. Should he insist, return it to his house or store the instant you reach home, with a note of thanks. If a stranger offers you the same services, decline it positively, but courteously, at the same time thanking him.

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
Shreveport, Louisiana, USA

1930 - ONE HOTEL GUEST BURNED TO DEATH. EXPLOSION HEARD JUST BEFORE BLAZE IS DISCOVERED AT SHREVEPORT, LA.
Shreveport, La., Jan. 3. - OPAL O'KELLY, 24, of Carthage, Texas, was burned to death when fire destroyed the two upper floors of the three-story Tullos Hotel in the down-town area here early... Read MORE...

Statesville Landmark -  North Carolina -  January 6, 1930
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Westfield, Massachusetts, USA (Wyben)

1936 - WESTFIELD HOTEL FIRE RESULTS IN 7 DEATHS. VAN DEUSEN INN DESTROYED BY BLAZE, CAUSE OF WHICH IS NOW UNDER INVESTIGATION BY STATE AUTHORITIES - IN ADDITION TO KNOWN DEAD, ANOTHER IS CRITICALLY BURNED.
Westfield, Mass., Jan. 6. - (AP) - The death toll of the fire that destroyed the Van Deusen inn last night was definitely set at seven this morning, with no known missing and one person in critical... Read MORE...

North Adams Transcript -  North Adams, Massachusetts -  January 6, 1936
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1880 January 6, 1880 - Seattle, WA, was in the midst of their worst snowstorm of record. Hundreds of barns were destroyed, and transportation was brought to a standstill, as the storm left the city buried under four feet of snow.

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America - Did you know? December 2, 1823: Monroe Doctrine: In his annual address to Congress, President Monroe declares that the American continents are henceforth off-limits for further colonization by European powers.

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Quebec - Did you know? In New France, a seigneur"s home was sometimes built of timber but more often of stone, with dimensions rarely exceeding twenty feet by forty, it was not much more pretentious than the homes of the more prosperous and thrifty among the seigneur"s dependents. Its three or four spacious rooms were, however, more comfortably equipped with furniture which in many cases had been brought from France.

Daily Life in New France (www.chroniclesofamerica.com/ french/ daily_life_in_new_france.htm)
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