Sunday, April 14, 2019

1909 - GUESTS FLED SCANTILY CLAD; FIRE BREAKS OUT IN THE FASHIONABLE KENILWORTH INN NEAR ASHEVILLE, N.C.


Smith Bros. Cough Drops

"William Wallace Smith I (1830–1913) and Andrew Smith (1836–1895) were the sons of James Smith (c1800-1866) of Poughkeepsie, New York. James' family had emigrated from Fife, Scotland, to Canada in 1831, and James from St. Armand, Quebec, to the U.S. in 1847.

In New York, James opened an ice cream shop called "James Smith and Son." James Smith bought a cough drop recipe from a journeyman peddler named Sly Hawkins and in 1852 made his first batch of "Smith Brothers Cough Drops"." wikipedia

Found at Old Drugstore, St Augustine, Florida
Sacramento, California, USA

1860 - April 14 - First Pony Express riders arrive in St Joseph Mo & Sacramento Calif
April 14, 1860: Riders arrived in both St. Joseph and Sacramento with the mail. Proving the mail could be delivered in ten days. Throngs of people turned out in both cities. The mail arrived in St.... Read MORE...

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April 14, 1860
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Washington, DC, USA

1865 - April 14 - Assassination of Abraham Lincoln:
Shortly after 10 p.m. on April 14, 1865, actor John Wilkes Booth entered the presidential box at Ford's Theatre in Washington D.C., and fatally shot President Abraham Lincoln. As Lincoln slumped... Read MORE...

www.americaslibrary.gov
April 14, 1865
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Meredith, New Hampshire, USA

1870 - SERIOUS FIRE AT MEREDITH.
A disastrous fire occurred at Meredith Bridge, Friday, the losses by which are as follows footing up nearly $23,000: J. Smith, Jr., building and goods, $4500, insured for $2500; W. E. S. Foss,... Read MORE...

The Farmers' Cabinet -  Amherst, New Hampshire -  April 14, 1870
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Tiffin, Ohio, USA

1872 - DISASTROUS CONFLAGRATION AT TIFFIN, OHIO.
TIffin, Ohio, April 13th - A fire broke out in M. O'NEAL'S store, in the western part of the town this morning, and the building, which was a large two-story frame, was soon in flames. A heavy gale,... Read MORE...

Daily Democrat -  Sedalia, Missouri -  April 14, 1872
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1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Pie Crust Shortened with Beans - Boil white beans until soft, rub through a sieve and mix as ...Read MORE...



The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., March 29, 1881

Goff's Angora Braid
D. Goff & Sons, Pawtucket, R.I.

The Ladies' Home Journal
September 1898
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

1888 - Immigrants Flocking into Winnipeg.
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., April 12 - A special from Winnipeg says that the number of immigrants arriving is increasing rapidly, and upwards of 2,000 have reached that point since the middle of March. Many... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  April 14, 1888
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Fargo, North Dakota, USA

1893 - High Water and a Furious Snow-Storm.
FARGO, N. D., April 12. - The Red river rose steadily all day long, and tonight the water is up to the doors of the city waterworks. Island Park is surrounded entirely by a lake of water, 200 yards... Read MORE...

Decatur Daily Republican -  Decatur, Illinois -  April 14, 1893
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Battle Creek, Michigan, USA

1893 - Storm
BATTLE CREEK, Mich., April 13. - Special Telegram - The violent hailstorm of last night was disastrous in many sections of the fruit districts and very great damage is reported, especially to the... Read MORE...

The Daily Inter Ocean -  Chicago, Illinois -  April 14, 1893
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1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

At a Dinner-Party - after which all present were to attend a dance, it would be in best...Read MORE...



The Ladies' Home Journal, June 1898
Reedsburg, Wisconsin, USA

1896 - HOTEL BURNED.
Reedsburg, Wis., April 13. - The Central house in this city took fire about 1 o'clock yesterday and was burned to the ground. The building was insured in Chicago companies. It was the headquarters of ... Read MORE...

Eau Claire Leader -  Eau Claire, Wisconsin -  April 14, 1896
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1909 - ONE FATALITY IN TORNADO. BRAKEMAN BLOWN FROM FREIGHT TRAIN AND KILLED.
Concordia, Kas., April 13 -- When telephone communication was opened up today with Aurora, a little town south of here, it developed that four persons were injured, none it is believed fatally, in... Read MORE...

Nebraska State Journal -  Lincoln, Nebraska -  April 14, 1909
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Elyria, Ohio, USA

1909 - ELYRIA FIRE LOSS $150,000. FIRE BREAKS OUT IN FIVE STORY BUSINESS BLOCK WIPING IT OUT ENTIRELY. OTHER BUILDINGS ARE DAMAGED.
CLEVELAND IS CALLED UPON FOR HELP BUT IT WAS SEVERAL HOURS BEFORE THE FLAMES WERE UNDER CONTROL. ABOUT 75 PER CENT OF THE TOTAL LOSS IS COVERED BY INSURANCE. FIRE MAY HAVE ORIGINATED IN ELK LODGE... Read MORE...

The Mansfield News -  Ohio -  April 14, 1909
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Asheville, North Carolina, USA

1909 - GUESTS FLED SCANTILY CLAD; FIRE BREAKS OUT IN THE FASHIONABLE KENILWORTH INN NEAR ASHEVILLE, N.C.
SEVENTY-FIVE GUESTS ALL ESCAPED.

MOST OF THEM LEFT BEHIND THEIR CLOTHES AND VALUABLES - MEN WORE PAJAMAS AND OVERCOATS WHILE SOME OF THE WOMEN GRABBED BALL DRESSES AND OTHERS LITTLE OR NOTHING -... Read MORE...

The Mansfield News -  Mansfield, Ohio -  April 14, 1909
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New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

1910 - BUILDING COLLAPSES; ONE KILLED. BAD ACCIDENT AT NEW ORLEANS - FIVE ARE INJURED.
(By United Press Leased Wire)
New Orleans, April 14. - An unidentified boy, 12 years old, was killed today and five persons were injured in the collapse of a building at the corner of Rampart and... Read MORE...

Spokane Press -  Spokane, Washington -  April 14, 1910
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Ebensburg, Pennsylvania, USA

1910 - FIRE THREATENS A TOWN - Powder Explodes In Conflagration At Ebensburg, Pa.
Ebensburg, Pa., April 13. — A conflagration, which lighted the heavens for miles around, and threatened for a time to wipe out this place was checked early this morning by the hard work of firemen... Read MORE...

The Sun -  Baltimore, Maryland -  April 14, 1910
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Alexandria, Virginia, USA

1922 - MOTHER AND 4 CHILDREN ARE DROWNED MRS. WILLIAM LAWRENCE, DAUGHTER ANT TWO SONS PERISH WHEN SCHOONER SINKS.
HUSBAND AND SON SAVED
Captain and Son Rescued From Rigging of Boat; Taken to Hospital.

WASHINGTON. April 14. - One woman, her daughter and three sons were drowned today when the schooner S. C.... Read MORE...

The Logansport Pharos Tribune -  Logansport, Indiana -  April 14, 1922
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Fall River, Massachusetts, USA

1926 - Baptist Temple Burned At Fall River Today
Fall River, Mass., April 14, - (AP) - The Baptist Temple, situated in the center of the city, was destroyed by fire early today with loss estimated at $1,000,000. Captain James Dallagher of the city... Read MORE...

North Adams Transcript -  North Adams, Massachusetts -  April 14, 1926
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Fairbanks, Alaska, USA

1947 - THREE SOLDIERS DIE IN FIRE AT LADD FIELD.
Fairbanks, Alaska, April 13 (AP) - Three soldiers burned to death and one was injured seriously late Saturday when fire destroyed the one story non-commissioned officers club at nearby Ladd Field... Read MORE...

News -  Frederick, Maryland -  April 14, 1947
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1849  April 14 – Hungary declares independence from Austria.

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1881  April 14 - The Four Dead in Five Seconds Gunfight erupts in El Paso, Texas.

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1900  April 14 – The Paris World Exhibition opens.

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America - Did you know? (Alaska) Juneau"s gold made prospector Joe Junea wealthy, but he felt that he had to spend all his...Read MORE...



The World Almanac of the U.S.A, by Allan Carpenter and Carl Provorse, 1996


Quebec - Did you know? Have you ever wondered why there are often no very old tombstones in the cemteries of Canada/ New...Read MORE...



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Pilot Boat, "Columbia" , wrecked Nov. 17, 1898, Scituate, Mass.

"BUHACH" The Great California Insect Powder
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