Tuesday, February 5, 2019

1908 - HOLY JUMPERS GET FARMS. Farmer Gives Away Entire Holding to Religious Sect.

Carbondale, Pennsylvania, USA

1846 - THE ACCIDENT AT CARBONDALE.
We have some further details relative to the accident in the coal mines at Carbondale, of which we gave a short account on Wednesday. The Wayne Co. Herald, published in the immediate vicinity,... Read MORE...

Milwaukee Daily Sentinel And Gazette -  Milwaukee, Wisconsin -  February 5, 1846
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1882 ad
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Furniture & Coffin Warerooms
Paints of all kinds
paper Hangings, Curtain Fixtures, Frames, &c.
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Vergennes, Vermont, USA

1846 - FIRE AT VERGENNES VERMONT.
The stores of MESSRS. B. & D. B. HOLCOMB and MESSRS, HUNTINGTON, with several offices in the same building, were destroyed by fire at 4 o'clock on the morning of the 20th inst., with most of the... Read MORE...

Milwaukee Daily Sentinel and Gazette  -  Milwaukee, Wisconsin -  February 5, 1846
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Chester, Massachusetts, USA

1848 - Justice?
A few days since, Edwin Austen, of Chester, Mass, ran away with the wife and two children of Edwin Wilcox, of the same place. The injured husband pursued the parties to New York, and had the... Read MORE...

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Boston Evening Transcript -  Boston, Massachusetts -  February 5, 1848
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Portsmouth, Rhode Island, USA

1864 - Tons of Coal
There is a bed of coal near Portsmouth, Rhode Island, which is estimated to contain about forty millions of tons, and the opening of the new railroad to Newport will be likely to bring much activity... Read MORE...

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Lowell Daily Citizen and News -  Lowell, Massachusetts -  February 5, 1864
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1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Coffee Cake - This is one of the best of plain cakes, and is very easily made. Take one cup...Read MORE...



The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., July 28, 1880

Kid Gloves Cost Money

Hudson Rubber Company, Dayton, Ohio

Ladies' Home Journal
September 1898
1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

No lady should drink wine at dinner. Even if her head is strong enough to bear it, she will find...Read MORE...



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
Carson City, Nevada, USA

1870 - California Roughs. By Mark Twain.
...Sam Brown, of Nevada, killed sixteen men in his time, and was journeying toward Esmeralda to kill a seventeenth, who had stopped the breath of a friend of his, when a party of law-abiding citizens ... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  February 5, 1870
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Hartford, Vermont, USA (White River Junction) (Quechee)

1887 - THE HARTFORD DISASTER, FEB. 5, 1887
The writer was personally cognizant of the history of this horrible railway disaster. He visited the scent of the wreck about day light on the morning of the accident; visited and conversed with the... Read MORE...

February 5, 1887
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Providence, Rhode Island, USA

1895 - KILLED BY A BOILER EXPLOSION - The Accident Occurs Just as a Crowd of Rhode Island Ice Harvesters Begin Work on Mashapang Pond.
PROVIDENCE, R. I., Feb. 4 - A boiler exploded at the icehouses of Earl, Carpenter & Sons, at Mashapang Pond this morning. Four men were killed and sixteen other injured.

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The New York Times -  New York, New York -  February 5, 1895
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San Jose, California, USA

1898 - Buried Under Falling Rock. Almost a Fatal Accident at the Gay Quarry. Marshall Cantua and Percy A. Holloway Crushed Under a Mass of Broken Rock.
An accident occurred at the Gay Rock Quarry just south of Oak Hill Cemetery about 4 o’clock yesterday afternoon which by the most miraculous circumstances did not prove fatal.

Marshall Cantua and... Read MORE...

The Evening News -  San Jose, California -  February 5, 1898
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Stamford, Connecticut, USA

1904 - STAMFORD TOWN HALL BURNED
Fire for a Time Threatened Business Section of the City.
Special to The New York Times.

STAMFORD, Conn., Feb. 4. - The Town Hall, one of the finest buildings of its kind in the State, was totally ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  February 5, 1904
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Des Moines, Iowa, USA

1907 - SEVEN KILLED IN WRECK. COAL TRAIN ON CHICAGO AND NORTHWESTERN DITCHED IN IOWA.
Des Moines, Ia., Feb. 4. - Seven miners were killed to-night, and a dozen were injured in the wreck of a coal train on the Chicago and Northwestern Railway near Des Moines. The dead:
PETER... Read MORE...

The Washington Post -  Washington, D.C. -  February 5, 1907
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White Plains, New York, USA

1907 - WHITE PLAINS MOURNS VAMPS KILLED AT FIRE. Three Dead, One Dying as a Result of Sunday Night's Blaze. WARNED, BUT WORKED ON.
Volunteers Ignored Danger of Falling Wall and Crash Caught Them - Crowd Saw Accident.

White Plains was in mourning yesterday for three volunteer firemen who were killed as a result of a fire which ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  February 5, 1907
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Berlin, New Hampshire, USA (Maynesborough)

1908 - FIRE LOSS OF $400,000 Blaze at Berlin, N. H., Wipes Out Eight Business Buildings
Berlin, N. H., Feb. 5. - With the thermometer at 20 degrees below zero, eight buildings in the heart of the business district of this city were destroyed last night, causing a loss roughly estimated... Read MORE...

The Fitchburg Sentinel -  Fitchburg, Massachusetts -  February 5, 1908
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Sturbridge, Massachusetts, USA (Fiskdale)

1908 - HOLY JUMPERS GET FARMS. Farmer Gives Away Entire Holding to Religious Sect.
Worcester, Mass., Feb. 4. - Charles H. Huntington, a prominent farmer in Sturbridge, living about two miles east of the village, became a convert of the religious body known as the Holy Jumpers, a... Read MORE...

The Wichita Daily Eagle -  Wichita, Kansas -  February 5, 1908
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Battle Creek, Michigan, USA

1909 - LITTLE ONES PERISH. AN ORPHANAGE AT BATTLE CREEK, MICH., DESTROYED BY FIRE AND THREE OF THE YOUNG INMATES LOST THEIR LIVES. SEVEN LITTLE GIRLS JUMPED FROM THIRD STORY WINDOWS
JAMES ARMSTRONG, BUT 12 YEARS OLD, GOES INTO THE HERO CLASS ON HIS MERITS.

Battle Creek, Mich., Feb. 5 - The Haskell Memorial Home, the property on the Seventh Day Adventists, an orphanage,... Read MORE...

Olean Times -  New York -  February 5, 1909
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Binghamton, New York, USA

1910 - INJURIES PROVED FATAL Howard R. Whaley, D., L. & W. Fireman Died at Hospital of the Good Shepherd.
HOWARD R. WHALEY, 23 years old, of 507 South Wilbur avenue, died at the Hospital of the Good Shepherd at [illegible] o'clock this morning of injuries received by falling from an engine in the... Read MORE...

Syracuse Herald -  Syracuse, New York -  February 5, 1910
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Niagara Falls, New York, USA

1912 - DRIFT TO DEATH ON FLOATING ICE. WOMAN AND TWO MEN DROWN IN NIAGARA RAPIDS. IN VIEW OF THOUSANDS.
THEY ATTEMPTED TO CROSS ICE BRIDGE, WHEN THE MASS BROKE AND THEY WERE CARRIED AWAY ON CAKES OF ICE.

Niagara Falls, N.Y., Feb. 5. - One woman and two men, who had ventured to cross the Niagara... Read MORE...

Gettysburg Times -  Gettysburg, Pennsylvania -  February 5, 1912
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Toledo, Ohio, USA

1927 - PARISH HOUSE IS WRECKED BY BLAST. BOMB MAY HAVE DESTROYED TOLEDO CONGREGATIONAL STRUCTURE - TWO LOSE LIVES. VICTIMS ARE REMOVED.
WOMAN CARETAKER AND HUSBAND ARE KILLED, AND WOMAN ASSISTANT IS SEVERELY BURNED.

Toledo, Ohio, Feb. 5 (AP) - Two persons were killed and a third seriously injured early today in an explosion and... Read MORE...

Emporia Gazette -  Emporia, Kansas -  February 5, 1927
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Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA (Coltsville)

Tuesday, February 5, 1946 - 25 years ago
Berkshire Brewing Association votes to brew beer no longer, but turn to soft drinks because of prohibition. Officers President David J Gimlich, vice president and secretary John A. White, treasurer... Read MORE...

The Berkshire Evening Eagle -  Pittsfield, Massachusetts -  February 5, 1946
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Nashville, Tennessee, USA

1957 - 4 HURTLE 700 FEET TO DEATHS AS GIANT TOWER COLLAPSES.
Nashville, Tenn. (AP) - Four men working 700 feet above the ground were hurled to their deaths yesterday when a nearly completed, giant television tower buckled and crumbled to the ground.

The... Read MORE...

Chester Times -  Chester, Pennsylvania -  February 5, 1957
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1870  Mrs. George Smith, of Townsend, Vt., has braided and sold the past year 1,000 straw hats.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1870  It is stated on high authority, of actual statistics, that the people of Vermont - a State almost exclusively devoted to agriculture -
hold more money and other property per capita than the people of any other State in the Union.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1870  Iowa plants every year a forest of 5,000,000 trees. Within considerably less than half a dozen years, 25,000,000 forest trees have been planted, and are now growing in the Northwest.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1870  February 5 - 1st motion picture shown to a theater audience, Philadelphia

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1870  Samuel Richmond, of Randolph, Vt., gathered six hundred bushels of apples from his orchard last fall, and one tree of natural fruit yielded seventy-bushels. The same tree has averaged thirty-two bushels for the past three years.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1870  A great demand is springing up in Hungary for Protestant Bibles and tracts.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1870  A cable dispatch on the 28th says the Pope has issued a special elimination against the Fenians, both in America and Ireland.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1887  The great international bridge to be erected next summer of the rapids of Sault Ste. Marie will be 2,500 feet in length with 350 feet spans. It is to be ready for trains to pass over Jan. 1, 1888.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1952  February 5 - The first “Don’t Walk” sign was installed in New York City. The installation of this sign was inspired by the growing number of deaths resulting from pedestrian accidents.

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America - Did you know? 1849 - Harriet Tubman escapes from slavery and becomes one of the most effective and celebrated...Read MORE...



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Quebec - Did you know? Bread was made from both wheat and rye flour, the product of the seigneurial mills. Corn cakes were ...Read MORE...



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Bath House and Plaza Del Mar, Santa Barbara, Cal.

"One of the oldest parks in the city located across from the harbor and Los BaƱos Pool with grassy areas, a band shell, and large shade trees The park has shared use with Santa Barbara City College for sports activities."

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