Sunday, February 9, 2020

1861 February 9 - THE MAIL TO BE STOPPED.

1861 - February 1 - Texas seceded from the Union
TEXAS GONE OUT. - The Texas State Convention adopted the Ordinance of Secession on the 1st inst. by a vote of 166 to 7. The action of the Convention is to be submitted to a vote of the people on the... Read MORE...

The Raleigh Register -  Raleigh, North Carolina -  February 9, 1861

Hemaboloids Arseniated
Made by The Palisade Manufacturing Company, Yonkers, NY

Hemaboloids arseniated (with strychnia) was a patent medicine used to treat people with anaemia (low red blood cell count). It contained 17% alcohol, and small amounts of arsenious acid (which contained arsenic) and strychnia (also known as strychnine), both of which were highly toxic in larger doses.

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1861  February 9 - THE MAIL TO BE STOPPED.

The House of Representatives on Wednesday, by a vote of 131 to 26, adopted a bill authorizing the postmaster General to withhold the mails from the seceded States.

The Raleigh Register -  Raleigh, North Carolina -  February 9, 1861

Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA (Coltsville)

1865  19 Marriageable Ladies

In one short street in Pittsfield, Mass., there are nineteen marriageable young ladies, and not an offer. Chicago will supply the nineteen offers on demand - so says a Chicago paper.
Pittsfield Sun -  Pittsfield, Massachusetts -  February 9, 1865

Skowhegan, Maine, USA

1868 - Destructive Fire in Maine - Loss $30,000.
LEWISTON, Me., Saturday, Feb. 8. - In Skowhegan, last night, a fire destroyed the building known as the Excelsior Factory, occupied as follows:

ALMA ABBOTT, planing mills, loss $3,000
L. MILLS,...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  February 9, 1868

 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

A Simple Apple Sauce
Sorel, Qu├ębec, Canada

1882 - Home For Medical Care
A lumberman broke his leg in the Wisconsin woods, and desired to go to his home at Sorel, Canada, where he could receive good treatment. But Sorel was a thousand miles away, and he had only a few... Read MORE...

Plain Dealer -  Ohio -  February 9, 1882

Rose Imitation Vanilla Flavoring
Made in Memphis, TN

Found at Old Drugstore, St Augustine, Florida

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A Railway Accident in Which Fourteen Person Were Killed and Fifty Others Injured.

BRUSSELS, Feb. 4. - A railway train from Brussels to Namur was thrown from the track while running at a high rate... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  February 9, 1889

 1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

Morning Dress — The most suitable dress for breakfast, is a wrapper made to fit the figure loosely, ...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
1878  Twenty-three milk dealers in Lawrence, Mass., have petitioned for the appointment of a milk inspector.
They have found themselves undersold by rival dealers, and say it cannot be done with profit unless the milk is watered.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1886  February 9 - Pres Cleveland declares a state of emergency in Seattle because of anti-Chinese violence

1889  At Johnstown, N.Y., the Union Academy building was burned on the 1st, causing a loss of $45,000. George Thompson, chief of the fire department, was instantly killed, and Teddy Smith was fatally hurt by the falling walls.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1889  Mrs. May, of Reading, Pa., received word on the 6th that she was to inherit $300,000 from an uncle who died recently in California.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

 America - Did you know? July 26, 1908 - Bureau of Investigation, forerunner of the FBI, is established.

 Quebec - Did you know? Black cats have always had a rather suspicious reputation as associates of sorceresses and witches, ...Read MORE...

The Journal of American Folklore, Vol. 5, No. 19, Oct. - Dec., 1892, Lutins in the Province of Quebec
 Picture of the Day

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Discover the people who lived there, the places they visited and the stories they shared.

Milton Shoe Co.

Suredone Pure Medicated Powder
Made in Norwich, NY

Found at Old Drugstore, St Augustine, Florida

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