The GreenerPasture 1895 Year in Review




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Malden, Massachusetts, USA

1895 - Explosion's Quick Work.
Malden, Mass, Jan. 16.- This city was shaken at midnight by a tremendous explosion at the works of the Malden and Melrose Gaslight company. The large building was completely destroyed. Seven employes(sic) were about the premises when the explosion occurred, but all escaped without serious injury except P. F. Nolan, who was badly burned. In less than a minute the building, which was a brick one,... Read MORE...

The Fitchburg Sentinel
Fitchburg, Massachusetts
January 16, 1895

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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA

1895 - ELECTRIC CARS COLLIDE. THE DEATH OF TWO PERSONS, AT LEAST, BEYOND A DOUBT.
Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Jan. 26. - Two men were fatally and five other persons seriously injured in a collision between two electric cars near this city today. The collision occurred on a sharp curve, and the motormen did not see each other until the cars were close together. WILLIAM ROOK, the motorman of the Nanticoke car, was pinned down on the wreck, and both his legs were broken. He will die. JOHN ... Read MORE...

St. Paul Globe
St. Paul, Minnesota
January 27, 1895

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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.

The Dead.

The dead are:

DARY, MICHAEL, aged twenty-one
HEHIR, JOHN, aged thirty-five; leaves a wife and three children
HEHIR, PATRICK, aged fifty; leaves a wife and nine children
MORTON, WILLIE, a boy; died at... Read MORE...

The New York Times
New York, New York
February 5, 1895

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Savannah, Georgia, USA

Blizzard - THE STORM STILL HOVERS OVER THE UNITED STATES. IT IS SEVEREST IN THE EAST. TRAFFIC ALMOST ENTIRELY AT A STANDSTILL -- RAILROAD TRAINS BLOCKADED -- BUSINESS PARALYZED -- PEOPLE FROZEN TO DEATH AT SEVERAL PLACES...

...Savannah, Feb. 9. -- The temperature promises to go down to 5 degrees above zero in sections exposed. Peas, potatoes and other field crops are wiped out, but can be replanted in time for early shipment. Great suffering exists among the negroes and a number of deaths may result among them from exposure...

The Delphos Daily Herald
Ohio
February 9, 1895

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Detroit, Michigan, USA

1895 - Blizzard - THE STORM STILL HOVERS OVER THE UNITED STATES. IT IS SEVEREST IN THE EAST. TRAFFIC ALMOST ENTIRELY AT A STANDSTILL -- RAILROAD TRAINS BLOCKADED -- BUSINESS PARALYZED -- PEOPLE FROZEN TO DEATH AT SEVERAL PLACES...
...Detroit, Feb. 9. - Dispatches received here indicate that the storm center for the southern peninsula of Michigan is in the southwestern portion, where trains area all badly delayed by the combination of fierce winds and heavy snows. At Benton Harbor a 48 mile gale is reported. No Big Four trains have arrived since yesterday, and Chicago and Western Michigan trains are six to seven hours late. ... Read MORE...

The Delphos Daily Herald
Ohio
February 9, 1895

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Charleston, South Carolina, USA

1895 - Blizzard - THE STORM STILL HOVERS OVER THE UNITED STATES. IT IS SEVEREST IN THE EAST. TRAFFIC ALMOST ENTIRELY AT A STANDSTILL -- RAILROAD TRAINS BLOCKADED -- BUSINESS PARALYZED -- PEOPLE FROZEN TO DEATH AT SEVERAL PLACES...
...Results Of The Storm In South Carolina.
Charleston, S. C., Feb. 9. --The blizzard has brought complete disaster on truckers, all tender plants above ground having been killed. Strawberry blossoms are killed, and the berries will be delayed four weeks beyond the usual time. It will be April before the first berries ripen. The cabbage crop will average only 25 per cent of a crop. Lettuce,... Read MORE...

The Delphos Daily Herald
Delphos, Ohio
February 9, 1895

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Ebensburg, Pennsylvania, USA

1895 - Blizzard - THE STORM STILL HOVERS OVER THE UNITED STATES. IT IS SEVEREST IN THE EAST. TRAFFIC ALMOST ENTIRELY AT A STANDSTILL -- RAILROAD TRAINS BLOCKADED -- BUSINESS PARALYZED -- PEOPLE FROZEN TO DEATH AT SEVERAL PLACES...
...All Traffic Stopped.
Ebensburg, Pa., Feb. 9. - The Ebensburg branch of the Pennsylvania railroad is closed up for the first time in several years. The 7:30 train stuck fast in the snow at DAVIS' cut and could not get either way. The weather is 16 degrees below zero, and nothing can be done to extricate the train and Ebensburg will be isolated from the rest of the world until the weather... Read MORE...

The Delphos Daily Herald
Delphos, Ohio
February 9, 1895

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA

1895 - Blizzard - THE STORM STILL HOVERS OVER THE UNITED STATES. IT IS SEVEREST IN THE EAST. TRAFFIC ALMOST ENTIRELY AT A STANDSTILL -- RAILROAD TRAINS BLOCKADED -- BUSINESS PARALYZED -- PEOPLE FROZEN TO DEATH AT SEVERAL PLACES...
...Distress In Oklahoma.
Wichita, Kan., Feb. 9. - Dispatches from the territory tell of severe suffering. The cold snap, accompanied by great quantities of snow still prevails and is driving wild animals from the woods to the different settlements and causing much alarm among the settlers. In "K" county, O.T., last night MRS. ABNER JOHNSON and her two children while returning home were attacked... Read MORE...

The Delphos Daily Herald
Delphos, Ohio
February 9, 1895

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Erie, Pennsylvania, USA

1895 - Blizzard - THE STORM STILL HOVERS OVER THE UNITED STATES. IT IS SEVEREST IN THE EAST. TRAFFIC ALMOST ENTIRELY AT A STANDSTILL -- RAILROAD TRAINS BLOCKADED -- BUSINESS PARALYZED -- PEOPLE FROZEN TO DEATH AT SEVERAL PLACES...
...Suffering Caused By The Cold.
Erie, Pa., Feb. 9. - The continued cold weather has caused much suffering and inconvenience here. Fully one half the buildings of the city are heated by natural gas, piped 80 miles from the gas regions. The low temperatures has hindered the flow of the gas as well as increased the consumption. Coal and wood could not be resorted to for, in most cases, the stoves... Read MORE...

The Delphos Daily Herald
Delphos, Ohio
February 9, 1895

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Washington, DC, USA

1895 - Blizzard - THE STORM STILL HOVERS OVER THE UNITED STATES. IT IS SEVEREST IN THE EAST. TRAFFIC ALMOST ENTIRELY AT A STANDSTILL -- RAILROAD TRAINS BLOCKADED -- BUSINESS PARALYZED -- PEOPLE FROZEN TO DEATH AT SEVERAL PLACES...
...In Washington.
Washington, Feb. 9. - This city is passing through one of the severest spells of cold weather it has ever experienced. All trains are late, and most of those on the way here have been stalled in the mountains. Many cases of frost bite were reported. HENRY GLAUSMAN, a Baltimore and Ohio track walker, was terribly, perhaps fatally frozen. JAMES WHEAT, JOHN HORN and CHARLES CLARK, ... Read MORE...

The Delphos Daily Herald
Ohio
February 9, 1895

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Louisville, Kentucky, USA

1895 - Blizzard - THE STORM STILL HOVERS OVER THE UNITED STATES. IT IS SEVEREST IN THE EAST. TRAFFIC ALMOST ENTIRELY AT A STANDSTILL -- RAILROAD TRAINS BLOCKADED -- BUSINESS PARALYZED -- PEOPLE FROZEN TO DEATH AT SEVERAL PLACES...
...Cold In Kentucky.
Louisville, Feb. 9. - The present cold snap smashes all records for February in this vicinity. Hertofore the record for February was 1 degree below zero, which occurred on Feb. 11, 1883. The weather bureau records shows 10.2 below zero, but other thermometers record as low as 15 below. Reports from throughout the state show that the thermometer ranges from 8 to 20 degrees... Read MORE...

The Delphos Daily Herald
Ohio
February 9, 1895

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Nyack, New York, USA

1895 - Blizzard - THE STORM STILL HOVERS OVER THE UNITED STATES. IT IS SEVEREST IN THE EAST. TRAFFIC ALMOST ENTIRELY AT A STANDSTILL -- RAILROAD TRAINS BLOCKADED -- BUSINESS PARALYZED -- PEOPLE FROZEN TO DEATH AT SEVERAL PLACES...
...Hudson Bridged By Ice.
Nyack, N. Y., Feb. 9. - The Hudson river at this point, which is three and one-half miles wide, is solidly bridged with ice. Many crossed over yesterday afternoon. A young man from Tarrytown was found in the middle of the river nearly frozen to death. WILLIAM HANDY and STEWART DUTCHER of Nyack picked him up and brought him here just in time to save his life. He is... Read MORE...

The Delphos Daily Herald
Ohio
February 9, 1895

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Troy, New York, USA

1895 - Blizzard - THE STORM STILL HOVERS OVER THE UNITED STATES. IT IS SEVEREST IN THE EAST. TRAFFIC ALMOST ENTIRELY AT A STANDSTILL -- RAILROAD TRAINS BLOCKADED -- BUSINESS PARALYZED -- PEOPLE FROZEN TO DEATH AT SEVERAL PLACES...
...Spend A Night In A Motor Car.
Troy, N. Y., Feb. 9. - One of the incidents of the storm here was the stalling of a motor car on the East Side last night with half a dozen persons on board, who were obliged to spend the night in the car, the blinding blizzard making it unsafe to venture out. They managed to get to a fire enginehouse a quarter of a mile away at dawn, and were almost helpless... Read MORE...

The Delphos Daily Herald
Ohio
February 9, 1895

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Lyons, New York, USA

1895 - Blizzard - THE STORM STILL HOVERS OVER THE UNITED STATES. IT IS SEVEREST IN THE EAST. TRAFFIC ALMOST ENTIRELY AT A STANDSTILL -- RAILROAD TRAINS BLOCKADED -- BUSINESS PARALYZED -- PEOPLE FROZEN TO DEATH AT SEVERAL PLACES...
...Sixty Miles An Hour.
Lyons, N. Y., Feb. 9. - The wind is blowing at the rate of 60 miles an hour with no abatement in sight. Apple and onion shippers are growing nervous fro fear their stocks in the cold storage houses will freeze. They are putting in kerosene oil heaters to get the temperature up. It is believed that the loss from freezing fruit in storage in Wayne county will run up into... Read MORE...

The Delphos Daily Herald
Ohio
February 9, 1895

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Springfield, Illinois, USA

1895 - Blizzard - THE STORM STILL HOVERS OVER THE UNITED STATES. IT IS SEVEREST IN THE EAST. TRAFFIC ALMOST ENTIRELY AT A STANDSTILL -- RAILROAD TRAINS BLOCKADED -- BUSINESS PARALYZED -- PEOPLE FROZEN TO DEATH AT SEVERAL PLACES...
...Trains Stuck In The Snow.
Springfield, Ill., Feb. 9. - The lowest temperature was registered yesterday by the government thermometer since 1879, with the exception of January 5, 1884, when it was 22 degrees below. Railroad service is badly crippled. The Wabash is the greatest sufferer, passenger trains being several hours behind time, one train being stuck in a drift eight feet high two miles ... Read MORE...

The Delphos Daily Herald
Ohio
February 9, 1895

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St Louis, Missouri, USA

Blizzard - THE STORM STILL HOVERS OVER THE UNITED STATES. IT IS SEVEREST IN THE EAST. TRAFFIC ALMOST ENTIRELY AT A STANDSTILL -- RAILROAD TRAINS BLOCKADED -- BUSINESS PARALYZED -- PEOPLE FROZEN TO DEATH AT SEVERAL PLACES...

...Temperature In Missouri. St. Louis, Feb. 9. - A special to The Republic from Centralia, Mo., says: "The mercury registered 27 degrees below zero at 5 o'clock this morning, which is the coldest weather in this section of the state for 11 years. Ponds are frozen to the bottom and many farmers are out of stock water. At Edina the thermometer registered 28 below zero last night."...

The Delphos Daily Herald
Ohio
February 9, 1895

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Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Blizzard - THE STORM STILL HOVERS OVER THE UNITED STATES. IT IS SEVEREST IN THE EAST. TRAFFIC ALMOST ENTIRELY AT A STANDSTILL -- RAILROAD TRAINS BLOCKADED -- BUSINESS PARALYZED -- PEOPLE FROZEN TO DEATH AT SEVERAL PLACES...

...Business Suspended In Tennessee. Nashville, Feb. 9. - The lowest temperature during the past 24 hours was 6 1/2 below zero. There is much suffering among the needy classes. Because of ice in river navigation as been suspended. Reports from interior towns state all business is suspended...

The Delphos Daily Herald
Delphos, Ohio
February 9, 1895

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Davenport, Iowa, USA

Blizzard - THE STORM STILL HOVERS OVER THE UNITED STATES. IT IS SEVEREST IN THE EAST. TRAFFIC ALMOST ENTIRELY AT A STANDSTILL -- RAILROAD TRAINS BLOCKADED -- BUSINESS PARALYZED -- PEOPLE FROZEN TO DEATH AT SEVERAL PLACES...

...Coldest Of The Winter. Davenport, Ia., Feb. 9. - Last night was the coldest of the winter, a fitting climax to three weeks of as cold weather as was ever known here. The signal service reported 21 below zero, private thermometers registering as low as 26. There was little moderation today...

The Delphos Daily Herald
Ohio
February 9, 1895

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Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Blizzard - THE STORM STILL HOVERS OVER THE UNITED STATES. IT IS SEVEREST IN THE EAST. TRAFFIC ALMOST ENTIRELY AT A STANDSTILL -- RAILROAD TRAINS BLOCKADED -- BUSINESS PARALYZED -- PEOPLE FROZEN TO DEATH AT SEVERAL PLACES...

...Severe All Over New England. Boston, Feb. 9. - Reports from all over New England indicate that the storm is one of the most severe in years. Boston harbor is choked with drift ice, and shipping is at a standstill. Trains are blockaded throughout New England and much damage was done by unprecedented high tides along the coast...

The Delphos Daily Herald
Ohio
February 2, 1895

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Watertown, New York, USA

Blizzard - THE STORM STILL HOVERS OVER THE UNITED STATES. IT IS SEVEREST IN THE EAST. TRAFFIC ALMOST ENTIRELY AT A STANDSTILL -- RAILROAD TRAINS BLOCKADED -- BUSINESS PARALYZED -- PEOPLE FROZEN TO DEATH AT SEVERAL PLACES...

...Railroads Blockaded. Watertown, N. Y., Feb. 9. - The severe cold wave which has prevailed over this section for the past two days has been succeeded by one of the worst blizzards this year. The snow is heavy and packs hard. The railroads are all blockaded. About a foot of snow has fallen and the storm is still raging...

The Delphos Daily Herald
Ohio
February 9, 1895

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White Plains, New York, USA

1895 - CHILDRENS' HOME DESTROYED. The 200 Inmates Get Out Safely Although Asleep When the Fire Breaks Out.
WHITE PLAINS, N. Y., Feb. 16. - The West Chester temporary home, about a mile from the county courthouse, was totally destroyed by fire last night. The building contained 200 children, ranging from 1 to 15 years of age, besides there were a dozen teachers and nurses. The home is in charge of James Pierce, who is the superintendent and Miss McDonald, assistant superintendent. Mr. Pierce had been... Read MORE...

The Fort Wayne News
Fort Wayne, Indiana
February 16, 1895

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Manhattan, New York, USA (New York City) (New Amsterdam)

1895 - BUILDING UNDER CONSTRUCTION COLLAPSES.
New York, March 2. - The accident occurred about 3:55 o'clock in the afternoon. Without the slightest sound that might have warned the 50 men that worked near it, the central wall to the four double tenement houses being erected at 151 to 157 Orchard Street, crumbled and fell. With the wall went portions of four floors, leaving a great rent 50 feet long and 30 feet wide in the center of the... Read MORE...

Evening Bulletin
Maysville, Kentucky
March 2, 1895

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Bayonne, New Jersey, USA

1895 - BROKEN AXLE. TWO MEN KILLED AND ANOTHER BADLY INJURED IN A RAILROAD WRECK.
Bayonne, N.J., March 2. - The breaking of an axle of a gondola attached to a coal train on the Central railroad of New Jersey caused a serious wreck and the loss of two lives at Forty-sixth Street, this city, at 6:30 yesterday evening.

Engineer WILLIAM H. THOMAS was so badly injured that he died a short time after he was removed to the Bayonne Hospital. Fireman WINFIELD HOLLAND was instantly... Read MORE...

Evening Bulletin
Maysville, Kentucky
March 2, 1895

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Detroit, Michigan, USA

1895 - THREE FIREMEN FATALLY HURT. A Freight Train Dashed Into a Hook and Ladder Truck.
DETROIT, Mich., March 7. - A shocking accident occurred at the intersection of Canfield avenue and the railroad tracks early this morning. There had been a fire to which Hook and Ladder Company No. 5 had been called. As the truck was crossing the Detroit, Grand Haven and Milwaukee tracks a freight train dashed into the truck and threw it from the track. The following men were probably fatally... Read MORE...

The Philadelphia Inquirer
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
March 8, 1895

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Kansas City, Missouri, USA

1895 - FIRE AT KANSAS CITY. Property to the Value of $300,000 or $350,000 Go Up in the Flames. WAS AIDED BY A HIGH WIND.
In One Hour Nothing but Walls and Burning Debris Remained to Mark the Place Where the Building Stood - Western Newspaper Union and the Western Type Foundry Principal Sufferers.

KANSAS CITY, March 14. - Fire destroyed between $300,000 and $350,000 worth of property at Fourth and Broadway last evening. At about 5:30 flames burst out of the windows of the big 4-story building at 410 West Fifth... Read MORE...

Fort Wayne News
Fort Wayne, Indiana
March 14, 1895

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Monroe, New York, USA

1895 - NEW BUILDING BURNS.
Monroe was again the scene of a disastrous fire, Sunday morning, the new building just erected by MR. GEORGE REED, having been totally destroyed. A despatch came to Goshen at 2 o'clock, yesterday morning, asking that the fire department come to the rescue. The alarm was immediately sounded and the boys gathered at the depot with their apparatus. When nearly ready to start, another despatch... Read MORE...

Middletown Daily Argus
Middletown, New York
March 18, 1895

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Burlington, Vermont, USA

LOSSES BY FIRE.

Burlington, Vt., March 19. - Booth's planing mill and shops, the Baldwin Refrigerator Company's factory, the Vermont Shade Roller factory, and all their storage buildings, &c., burned; loss, $250,000; insurance, $125,000.

The New York Times
New York, New York
March 20, 1895

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St Augustine, Florida, USA

Fire

Seven blocks thickly covered with residences and business houses in St. Augustine, Florida, have been destroyed by fire St. Augustine claims to be the oldest city in the United States, a fort having been built there by the Spaniards in 1563 - long before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock.

Daily Nevada State Journal
Reno, Nevada
March 30, 1895

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New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

1895 - THE EXPLOSION AT NEW ORLEANS.
New Orleans, April 6. - At this writing but four bodies have been recovered from the ruins of the explosion which took place from some unknown cause at the corner of Decatur and Ursuline streets, in a two-story brick building containing two stores and rooms on the ground floor.

One of these was occupied by EMILE BOULET as a drinking saloon; the other by CHARLES SALATHE, who keeps a grocery and ... Read MORE...

Sterling Evening Gazette
Illinois
April 6, 1895

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North Grosvenordale, Connecticut, USA

Wage Increase

The Grosvenordale Company, North Grosvenordale, Conn., has posted notices in all of its mills that they will increase wages in all departments after April 22. The company has four mills, employing 1,200 hands.

The Times
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
April 13, 1895

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Barre, Vermont, USA

1895 - Flood
BARRE, Vt., April 14. - For the past thirty-six hours it has been raining steadily. The river had lowered much from Tuesday's freshet, but early this morning it began to overflow its banks. By noon nearly every granite shed was surrounded by a small lake. In nearly every basement on the riverside on Main Street the water is from 1 to 3 feet deep, and much stock has been damaged. Steam pumps are... Read MORE...

The New York Times
New York, New York
April 15, 1895

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Nashua, New Hampshire, USA (Dunstable)

1895 - THE MERRIMAC RIVER Higher Than it has been for Years - Still Rising.
Nashua, N. H., April 15 - The great rainfall has raised the Merrimac and Nashua rivers, together with Salmon Brook, into rushing torrents. Saturday night and Sunday the rainfall was the heaviest for a number of years, averaging 2 3-100 inches. The Merrimac commenced to rise at an early hour and this morning the water was 12 feet above low water mark and was rising at the rate of six inches per... Read MORE...

Fort Wayne News
Fort Wayne, Indiana
April 13, 1895

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Hanover, New Hampshire, USA

1895 - Flood
HANOVER, N. H., April 14. - For forty-two hours rain has fallen here steadily. Every stream has overflowed its banks, and is bringing down ice, logs, and debris, and submerging fields and meadows seldom touched by Spring floods. Highways are badly washed, and in places they are several feet under water.

The Connecticut River is 12 feet higher than its natural level, and at 6 P. M. was rising... Read MORE...

The New York Times
New York, New York
April 15, 1895

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Rutland, Vermont, USA

1895 - Flood
NEW ENGLAND FLOODS.
Great Damage to Railroads by the Surging Rivers.
TOWNS PARTIALLY SUBMERGED.

ST. ALBANS, Vt., April 16. - The Winooski river is higher than it has been for twenty five years. The country for miles around is one vast sheet of water, many farms being partially of wholly flooded. Several villages are using boats and rafts as a means of moving about. Much damage had been done... Read MORE...

Middletown Daily Argus
Middletown, New York
April 16, 1895

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Rockingham, Vermont, USA (Bellows Falls)

Flood

...The most damage in Vermont was done at Bellows Falls, where the Connecticut river is very narrow. An old railroad bridge was swept away, and there has been great damage to the Boston and Maine railroad tunnel, being flooded and rendered impassable. The mills are all closed...

Middletown Daily Argus
Middletown, New York
April 16, 1895

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Hartford, Vermont, USA (White River Junction) (Quechee)

1895 - Flood
...At White River Junction, Vt., highways have become impassable and the rivers have overflowed their banks. The rise in White river at White River Junction exceeded ten feet flooding basements and compelling the occupants of some houses to vacate. Boats were inquired for saving personal property in many instances. All railroad trains there have been delayed and trains on the Central Vermont were ... Read MORE...

Middletown Daily Argus
Middletown, New York
April 16, 1895

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Gloversville, New York, USA

1895 - KILLED BY A FALLING BUILDING - THE COLLAPSE OF THE TIETZ BLOCK IN GLOVERSVILLE, N. Y., CAUSES THE DEATH OF TWO MEN - TWO INJURED.
Gloversville, N. Y., April 16 - The walls of the new Tietz Building collapsed about noon to-day, causing the death of two painters and injuring two plumbers.

The list of dead and injured:
FREEMAN, J. A., plumber; injured about the head.
KARG, JOHN, plumber's helper; scalp cut and back injured.
VEEDER, ABRAM, painter; crushed to death.
VEEDER, WASHINGTON, painter; crushed to death.

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The New York Times
New York, New York
April 17, 1895

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Somers, Connecticut, USA

A Horrible Death.

SOMERS, Conn., April 18. - Frank Starr, a sawyer at the Curtis lumber mill, was a work, when his clothing came in contact with the teeth of a buzz saw, and he was drawn over the sharp teeth. His head was severed from his body and the latter was badly mutilated.

The Fitchburg Sentinel
Fitchburg, Massachusetts
April 18, 1895

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1895 - Deadly Knockout Drops. The Gentle Art of Drugging as Practiced in New York's "Tenderloin."
“The term knockout drops is used to designate a solution of chloral that persons of evil intent place in the liquor or good natured, half drunken men in order to render the latter sleepy and helpless, so as to rifle their pockets the easier,” said Police Captain Pickett of the Tenderloin precinct to a New York Press reporter.

“Most druggists sell the solution at a strength of 100 per cent. One ... Read MORE...

Warren Ledger
Warren, Pennsylvania
April 30, 1895

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Acton, Massachusetts, USA (Nagog Woods) (South Acton)

1895 - FIVE DEAD IN POWDER MILL RUINS Three Buildings of the American Powder Company's Plant Near Concord, Mass., Blown to Pieces.
ACTON, Mass., May 3. - Three of the buildings belonging to the plant of the American Powder Company, near the boundary line of Acton and Concord, were blown up shortly after 9 o'clock this forenoon. Five of the employes[sic] were killed. The names of the dead:

ESTY, ALBERT, fifty years old; leaves a wife and six children.
ESTY, CHARLES, forty years old.
MORTON, NELSON, fifty-five years old;... Read MORE...

The New York Times
New York, New York
May 4, 1895

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Fort Collins, Colorado, USA

1895 - FIVE WERE DROWNED. SAD ACCIDENT NEAR FORT COLLINS.
A Party of Young People Lose Their Lives While Fishing by the Capsizing of a Boat - Father and One Child Escaped.

Denver, May 6. - A special to Fort Collins to the Republican gives details of a very sad tragedy at Lewis Lake, near that town, yesterday afternoon.

The lake is six miles southeast of town, and the family of H. C. CARSRUDE reside on a farm near the lake. MR. CARSRUDE, his three... Read MORE...

New Castle News
Colorado
May 11, 1895

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Hornell, New York, USA (Hornellsville)

1895 - FAST FREIGHT WRECKED - Three Men and Ten Valuable Horses Were Killed.
Hornellsville, N. Y., May 13 - A bad wreck took place on the western division of the Erie three miles west of here. Fast freight No. 92 was thrown in the ditch by a broken wheel, and ten cars were piled up in a confused heap. The accident occurred when the train was making fast time, and the cars were on that account completely shattered.

One of the cars that was in the wreck was from Mercer,... Read MORE...

Ticonderoga Sentinel
New York
May 16, 1895

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Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA

1895 - HORSE SCARED BY THE ELEPHANTS. RUNAWAY IN FORT WAYNE WHICH CAUSED INJURIES TO MANY PERSONS INCIDENT TO A CIRCUS PARADE.
Fort Wayne, May 22. - A serious runaway accident occurred here this morning during the Ringling Brothers' circus parade. About twenty persons, mostly women and children, were injured and two will die.

Those most seriously hurt are:
JESSE DEVAUX, back sprained and possibly broken.
MRS. ALFRED DEVAUX, bruised, stunned, and injured internally.
MRS. JOHN KRAMER, leg injured.
MISS KATE LAMAY,... Read MORE...

The New York Times
New York, New York
May 23, 1895

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Adams, Massachusetts, USA

1895 - The Biggest in America - A Mill to Be Erected in Adams, Mass., to Employ 1000 People.
North Adams, Mass., June 22. - The biggest cotton mill in America is to be built at once in Adams. This was decided at a meeting of capitalists last night.

The mill will employ over 1000 people, will have 80,000 spindles, and 2100 looms and will cost $1,000,000. It will be 425 feet long and 116 feet wide, with an ell, and will be five stories high.

The enterprise is brought to Adams by the... Read MORE...

Lewiston Sunday Journal
Lewiston, Maine
June 22, 1895

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Bridgewater, Massachusetts, USA

1895 - THE BRIDEGROOM CAME NOT, And the Bride To Have Been Is Now Ill With Grief and Chagrin. A Church Wedding Which Failed to Come Off at Bridgewater, Mass.
Bridgewater, Mass., June 29. - Many invitations had been issued to the Perkins-Bevan wedding at Trinity-Episcopal church this forenoon, but the young man failed to put in an appearance and the young lady is ill at her home, prostrated with grief at the sudden change in her plans.

She first learned of the true state of affairs late Friday night from James Perkins, father of Robert H. Perkins,... Read MORE...

Lewiston Sunday Journal
Lewiston, Maine
June 29, 1895

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Penn Yan, New York, USA

1895 - SAILBOAT CAPSIZED. PERRY TUFFT, HIS WIFE AND THREE CHILDREN DROWN IN LAKE KENKA.
Penn Yan, N.Y., July 10. - On Lake Kenka yesterday PERRY TUFFT, his wife and three children lost their lives by the capsizing of a sailboat. When MR. TUFFT and his family started they were advised not to go as the lake was rough. Not heeding the advice they started in a small boat with a "mutton leg" sail.

Their boat was found drifting with a string dragging behind, to which was a toy boat... Read MORE...

Evening Bulletin
Maysville, Kentucky
July 10, 1895

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Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA

1895 - While Two Hundred Were Injured Not One Was Killed. Accident At Atlantic City. A Miracle that There Was Not a Wholesale Slaughter.
Only One of the Injured in Danger of Death-A Rotten Wooden Pillar the Cause of the Catastrophe-Some Curious Incidents-The Collapse as Seen by an Eye Witness-Great Weight of the Crowd-List of the Injured-Some Baltimoreans Slightly Hurt-A Lucky Tally-Ho Party.

Atlantic City, July 11. - The gayety and bustle characteristic of this resort has given way to a degree to a feeling of depression, in... Read MORE...

Sun
Baltimore, Maryland
July 12, 1895

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Baxter Springs, Kansas, USA

1895 - THE DEADLY CYCLONE. The City of Baxter Springs Laid Waste By a Twister Yesterday. SIX PERSONS INSTANTLY KILLED.
Several Others Fatally Injured and Scores Maimed and Crippled - Everything in the Path of the Storm Leveled to the Ground

Baxter Springs, Kan., July 6. - Baxter Springs is in ruins. Five people were killed and about twenty others wounded, the result of a tornado or twisting cyclone that struck the town last evening about 6 o'clcok.

The dead are SALLIE WEBSTER, FLORENCE WEBSTER, RALPH... Read MORE...

Aspen Weekly Times
Aspen, Colorado
July 13, 1895

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El Paso, Texas, USA

1895 - Flood
At 8 o'clock yesterday afternoon, dark, angry looking clouds from the east swept over the city and dropped a heavy shower of rain, and on Franklin mountain there was a regular cloud burst. The water rushed down from the mountains in little rivers, overflowing the ditch north of the Southern Pacific track and flooded San Antonio and Oregon streets; the water overflowed the sidewalks and advanced... Read MORE...

Rio Grande Republican
Las Cruces, New Mexico
July 26, 1895


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Plymouth, New Hampshire, USA

1895 - COLLIDED IN THE FOG. TWO TRAINS MET AND WERE SMASHED ON AN EASTERN ROAD. PASSENGER AND FREIGHT COACHES DEMOLISHED AND SEVERAL TRAINMEN KILLED.
Plymouth, N.H., Aug. 8. - One of the worst collisions that ever occurred on the White Mountain division of the Boston and Maine Railroad took place one mile south of here at 5:40 o'clock this morning. Three men met with instant death, several received injuries and ten or twelve passengers received a fearful shaking up. Train No. 64 the Cannon-ball express, due in Boston at 9:40, left Plymouth on... Read MORE...

San Francisco Call
San Francisco, California
August 9, 1895

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Aurora, Illinois, USA

1895 - BOYS KILLED AT AURORA. A Train Ran Into an Open Switch Where They Played.
Aurora, Ill., Aug. 16. - A passenger train on the Northwestern road ran through an open switch here this evening, crashing into a car loaded with carboys of acid. The fluid scattered in every direction adding to the deadly work done by the collision.

The killed are:
THOMAS ROSH, Aurora.

The injured were:
Fred Robinson, Aurora, badly burned by acid
Arthur Robinson, Aurora, frightfully... Read MORE...

The Aspen Weekly Times
Aspen, Colorado
August 17, 1895

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Springfield, Illinois, USA

1895 - BURIED UNDER TONS OF DEBRIS. TOWER OF ONE OF THE ILLINOIS STATE FAIR BUILDING COLLAPSES.
Springfield, Ill., Sept. 4. - A horrible accident occurred at the state fair grounds this afternoon.

The west tower on the great machinery hall, which is now being roofed, collapsed and fell in, burying several men beneath its ruins.
CHARLES HOBSON and JAMES PARKER, both plumbers of Lincoln, Neb., who were at work on the ground floor were killed. They were covered with several tons of brick... Read MORE...

Omaha Daily Bee
Omaha, Nebraska
September 5, 1895

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Marietta, Ohio, USA

Train Accident

Frank Roney, brakeman on the Toledo and Ohio Central Association railroad, while coupling freight cars on the grade at Marietta, fell under the wheels and lost a foot and had the other badly crushed.

The Salem Daily News
Salem, Ohio
September 12, 1895

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Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA

1895 - THE USUAL RESULT. Green Bay Young Man Injured While Alighting from a Train.
Green Bay, Wis., Sept. 9. - [Special.] - David Anderson and two companions jumped from a slowly moving Chicago & North-Western train Saturday night. Anderson missed his footing and fell, striking his head a terrific blow on the rail. He was rendered unconscious and his companions had barely time to drag him from the track and prevent the wheels of the car passing over him. At it is, the physician ... Read MORE...

Centralia Enterprise and Tribune
Centralia, Wisconsin
September 14, 1895

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Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA (Attleborough) (South Attleboro)

Yardmaster Killed

PROVIDENCE, Sept. 20. - JOSEPH DICKENS, yardmaster of the Consolidated railroad at Attleboro, Mass., was struck by a freight train yesterday afternoon, and died shortly afterward.

North Adams Transcript
North Adams, Massachusetts
September 20, 1895

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Kansas City, Missouri, USA

1895 - Lost His Life in a Burning Theater.
Kansas City, Mo., Oct 10. - Fire which started from an unknown cause on the stage of the old Comique theater yesterday resulted in the complete destruction of the building. $8,000 damage to an adjacent building occupied by Mrs. John Hughes as a saloon, and the death of Alvin E Canaday, brother-in-law of Chief Hale and a member of fire company No. 1. The loss on the theater is $12,000, on scenery... Read MORE...

Lorain County Reporter
Elyria, Ohio
October 12, 1895

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Hyde Park, Massachusetts, USA

1895 - RAILROAD WRECKS. FOUR MEN WERE KILLED AND MANY INJURED.
The Engineer Responsible For the N. Y. N. H. and H. Road Accident - A Broken Axle Causes the Wreck on the Pennsylvania Road.

Hyde Park, Mass., Oct. 25 - A rear end collision occurred here on the New York, New Haven and Hartford railroad, in which one man - G. M. AUSTIN, a brakeman -- was killed, a woman fatally injured, and 12 other passengers, including Congressman ELIJAH A MORSE, were more... Read MORE...

Ticonderoga Sentinel
New York
October 25, 1895

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Bath, Maine, USA

1895 - BEATEN AND ROBBED. Joseph Stevens of Five Islands Has Rough Experience with Highwayman.
Bath – Nov. 27. – Joseph Stevens, 65 years old, a prominent citizen of Five Islands, was waylaid and robbed Tuesday in Georgetown. Stevens, who is a large and powerful man, fought desperately and was nearly murdered by his assailant. The highwayman used a club, by which he inflicted terrible wounds about the head of Stevens. Two bank books, a good watch, and a 38 were taken from Stevens. The... Read MORE...

Daily Kennebec Journal
Augusta, Maine
November 28, 1895

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Southeast, New York, USA (Brewster)

1895 - BURIED UNDER A HUNDRED TONS OF ROCK.
Brewster, N.Y., Nov. 29 - This afternoon about thirty men were at work on the 400-foot level breaking ore and loading the cars sent down by the cable. About 3:30 o'clock the entire northwest wall, apparently containing over 100 tons of rock, fell into the pit, killing not less than eleven men, and inflicting serious injury upon nine others.
William Aspell and four others ran and escaped. Five... Read MORE...

The Sun
New York
November 30, 1895

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Ridgefield, Connecticut, USA

1895 - BUSINESS DISTRICT IN FLAMES
Disastrous Fire Prevails in the Town of Ridgefield, Conn. - Buildings in Rutherford Burning.

RIDGEFIELD, Conn., Dec 8. - The business district of this town is threatened with destruction by fire. The fire originated to-night in the big wooden block owned by G. S. Gage, situated on Main Street. The building was surrounded on all sides by other wooden structures and the flames found plenty of... Read MORE...

The New York Times
New York, New York
December 9, 1895

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Medford, Massachusetts, USA

1895 - TROLLEY CARS CAME TOGETHER. SEVERAL PERSONS INJURED IN AN ACCIDENT NEAR BOSTON.
Medford, Mass., Dec. 21. - A Medford-bound electric car, leaving Boston at 6 o'clock, ran into an inward-bound car that left Medford Square at 6:30 this morning. There was a dense fog prevailing at the time. The cars came together with a crash that demolished the fronts of both.

The following were injured:
BUNNELL, WILLIAM H., aged thirty-five; right leg broken and body bruised.
BUTTKIN,... Read MORE...

The New York Times
New York, New York
December 22, 1895

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February 9 – Mintonette, later known as volleyball, is created by William G. Morgan at Holyoke, Massachusetts.

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February 15, 1895 - Houston TX received 22 inches of snow.

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February 15, 1895 - Nine inches of snow blanketed New Orleans LA.

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February 20 - Congress authorizes a US mint at Denver, Colorodo

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February 20, 1895

Mill Fire
METHUEN, Mass., May 18.- A fire started in Couses' cotton mills since midnight and destroyed it.

Sandusky Register
Sandusky, Ohio
May 17, 1895

August 19 - American frontier murderer and outlaw, John Wesley Hardin, is killed by an off-duty policeman in a saloon in El Paso, Texas.

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August 19, 1895

November 25 - Oscar Hammerstein opens the Olympia Theatre, the first theatre to be built in New York City's Times Square district.

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November 25, 1895

November 25 - Chicago Times-Herald race: The first American automobile race in history is sponsored by the Chicago Times-Herald. Press coverage first arouses significant American interest in the automobile.

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November 25, 1895

December 24 - George Washington Vanderbilt II officially opens his "Biltmore House" estate, inviting his family to celebrate his new home in Asheville, North Carolina.

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December 24, 1895