Saturday, July 18, 2020

1901 - Bath Tub Famine is the Latest. Plumbers Are Entirely Unable to Supply the Demand. Extensive Building Operations Cause the Scarcity.

Danvers, Massachusetts, USA

1854 - Fatal Railroad Accident.
Boston, Monday, July 17.
At Danvers, this morning, as two young ladies, daughter of FREDERICK HOWES, Esq., of Boston, were attempting to cross the Railroad track in a wagon, the Manchester train... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  July 18, 1854
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Buy your boots & shoes of Preble Bros., 77 Pleasant and 23 So. Main St., Fall River, Mass.

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1867 - Why Do German Women Make Good Wives
The culinary art forms a part of the education of women in Germany. The well-to-do tradesman, like the mechanic, takes pride in seeing his daughters good housekeepers. - To effect this, the girl on... Read MORE...

Pittsfield Sun -  Pittsfield, Massachusetts -  July 18, 1867
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Milford, Massachusetts, USA

1889 - PANIC UNDER A CIRCUS TENT. HUNDREDS OF PERSONS INJURED BY THE SEATS FALLING DOWN.
FRIGHT ADDED TO THEIR DANGER.
SOMEONE YELLED THAT THE ANIMALS WERE ESCAPING, AND IN THE STAMPEDE WHICH FOLLOWED WOMAN AND CHILDREN WERE TRAMPLED UNDER FOOT - NO ONE WAS KILLED, BUT MANY WILL CARRY... Read MORE...

The World  -  New York -  July 18, 1889
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Lincoln, Nebraska, USA

1889 - FATAL CISTERN GASES. SUCCESSIVE RESCUERS DROP IN AND DROWN WITH FIRST VICTIM.
Lincoln, Neb., July 17. - This afternoon four men lost their lives in this city under peculiar circumstances. A watch was dropped into cesspool and the men were endeavoring to recover it. They dug a... Read MORE...

Boston Daily Globe -  Boston, Massachusetts -  July 18, 1889
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New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

1899 - SUSPENDER SAVED HIS LIFE - Discharged Soldier Attempts to Kill a Bank Runner
New Orleans, July 17. - Charles E. Rockel, runner for the Metropolitan bank, had just entered the bank today to begin his duties, when Englehart Biber, a discharged soldier, slipped up behind him,... Read MORE...

The Atlanta Constitution -  Atlanta, Georgia -  July 18, 1899
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 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Baked Potatoes - Raw potatoes pared and sliced very thin, put into a pudding dish and...Read MORE...



The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., March 9, 1881
Cleveland, Ohio, USA

1901 - Bath Tub Famine is the Latest. Plumbers Are Entirely Unable to Supply the Demand. Extensive Building Operations Cause the Scarcity.
There is a crying need of bath tubs in Cleveland. In fact a bath tub famine has been in progress in this city for some time and also in almost every city in the United States, where building... Read MORE...

Plain Dealer -  Ohio -  July 18, 1901
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Marietta, Ohio, USA

1907 - HEAVY DAMAGE BY A STORM.
Marietta,O., July 18. - Marietta was the center of a storm Wednesday afternoon which did $50,000 damage in Washington county. Half a mile back of town there was a cloudburst flooding the suburb of... Read MORE...

Repository -  Canton, Ohio -  July 18, 1907
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Greenwich, Connecticut, USA

1908 - GREENWICH FIRE LOSS MAY REACH $250,000 Business Section of Connecticut Summer Town Swept - Started from Children's Bonfire. SUMMER HOMES DAMAGED
Telephone Girls Stuck to Their Posts and Sent Messages for Help While Phone Building Burned.
Special to The New York Times.

GREENWICH, Conn., July 17 - A fire, in which eight were injured and... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  July 18, 1908
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 1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

Remember that a lady-like deportment is always modest and quiet. If you meet a friend at table, and ...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
Marion, Massachusetts, USA

1908 - LAUNCH BLOWS UP FOUR MEN KILLED IN SAD ACCIDENT OFF MARION, MASS. TWO OTHERS ARE SAVED
Picked Up After Being in Water Twelve Hours - Victims Were Prominent Citizens.

Marion, Mass. Four prominent summer residents of this town and Falmouth met death through an explosion on board a... Read MORE...

The Stevens Point Journal -  Stevens Point, Wisconsin -  July 18, 1908
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1908 July 18, 1908: Fireworks banned in Cleveland, Ohio

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 America - Did you know? Passed by Congress June 4, 1919, and ratified on August 18, 1920, the 19th amendment granted women...Read MORE...



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 Quebec - Did you know? Children in New France had many chores. Small children might bring in the wood for the fireplace....Read MORE...



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American Woolen Co., Saranac Mills, General View, Blackstone, Mass.

"...These mills were founded by Welcome & Darius D. Farnum in 1840 and were sold to Bailey Evans, Caleb Seagrave & Co. in 1850. They were burned down in 1864, and rebuilt in 1865, running until the fall of 1893 by Mr. Charles Fletcher who remodeled the interior of the mill, threw out all the old machinery and equipped it with new of the latest make...

The mills were started in full operation in 1899 under the management of Mr. Joseph E. Fletcher, eldest son of Mr. Charles Fletcher, formerly treasurer and manager of the Saranac Mills, Providence. The Saranac Mills are now a part of the property of American Woolen Company, Mr. Fletcher continuing as their resident agent until succeeded by Mr. A. A. Langewald.

The mills employ 550 hands and produce annually 1,250,000 yards of high-grade fancy worsted cloth..."

A Sketch of the Mills of the American Woolen Company
American Woolen Company, 1901

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No article will afford so much pleasure or contribute so largely to comfort as Murray & Lanman's Florida Water...


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