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Old 01-16-2023, 09:05 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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Grimoire

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Tombstone Daily Epitaph (Arizona) Nov. 15, 1889 Pg3

Something was thought to be wrong with a hydrant in an Indianapolis house a few days ago and an investigation showed that a dead snake, 4 feet long was in the water pipe.



Eaton Democrat (Ohio) Sept. 13, 1883 Pg1

Hembold, the patent medicine man, has been sued for $250 in Philadelphia for having his advertising sign painted on the Pyramid of Cheops in Egypt.



Eaton Democrat (Ohio) Sept. 6, 1883 Pg1


The man who once traded the land on which Denver now stands, for a mule, has been summering at Saratoga.

The story of that whistling alligator is on the rounds. Imagine an alligator's mouth puckered up to a whistling position.

In Georgia, a sinful young farmer who, at a revival, refused a Bible and made light of the words spoken by one of the exhorters, went home and was struck by lightning twice in 5 minutes. He considered it a pretty loud call, and joined the church that day.
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Old 01-16-2023, 12:36 PM
 
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The Butte Daily Post (Mont.) Dec. 31, 1917 Pg2

LADS DISCOVER RICH QUICKSILVER MINE

San Francisco, Dec. 31--- A neighborhood quicksilver mine located on the edge of the Italian quarter here is returning a rich yield daily to several boys who discovered the liquid ore while looking for a lost baseball.
Operating with barrels, pans and oil cans, the boy prospectors are recovering about 70 pounds of quicksilver a day. It is believed that the find is part of a $100,000 stock held in the warehouse of R. Kittle & Co., up to the time of the earthquake here in 1906.
The building was destroyed by fire and shock and the valuable metal streamed from the broken casks and was lost.




Pittsburg Dispatch (Pa.) Jan. 1, 1889 Pg1

IT NEVER TOUCHED HER

New York, Dec. 31--- Mrs. Catherine McGuire got drunk last night. She sat down on the roof of the four-story tenement house in which she lives, to cool off.
She threw a brick at Mr. McGuire when he asked her to come to bed, and smashed several windows with tiles which she tore from the roof.
Then she fell asleep and tumbled off, and struck the curb. Half an hour later she was picked up sober, and carried to a hospital. She called all the doctors names and demanded to walk home. She had suffered only two or three bruises.



Dhampir

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Old 01-16-2023, 06:03 PM
 
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The Greenville Journal (Ohio) Jan. 10, 1907 Pg6

TEMPLE OF SACRED SNAKES

At Werda, in Dahomey, there is a temple of sacred snakes. Here 1,000 serpents are tended by priests, who feed them birds and mice, the offerings of the natives.



Iron County News (Utah) Jan. 31, 1891 Pg6

A Hawk-Spotting Hog

Clyde Sweeny of Cumming, Ga., has a hog that will spot a hawk sailing around in the air, and will hang around until it swoops down close enough where it can grab it in flight and then devours it. Clyde's father has a cow that catches and eats rabbits.




4 Old Newspapers About These U.S. Disasters.

CHICAGO FIRE 1871

https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/l...11/ed-1/seq-1/


JOHNSTOWN FLOOD 1889

https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/l...05/ed-1/seq-1/



GALVESTON HURRICANE 1900

https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/l...10/ed-1/seq-1/



SAN FRANCISCO EARTHQUAKE 1906

https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/l...19/ed-1/seq-1/
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Old 01-16-2023, 09:40 PM
 
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Seeing the link to Chicago fire 1871 reminded me of these concurrent fires nearby.
https://www.history.com/this-day-in-...s-in-wisconsin

And the interesting theory that these fires were possibly the result of bolide debris fragments which ignited the regional fires on that night.
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Old 01-16-2023, 11:24 PM
 
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Seeing the link to Chicago fire 1871 reminded me of these concurrent fires nearby.
https://www.history.com/this-day-in-...s-in-wisconsin

And the interesting theory that these fires were possibly the result of bolide debris fragments which ignited the regional fires on that night.
That's my theory too.


My main interest in these great disasters comes from this book I once had about strange and hard to believe true stories. One chapter was about certain people, I forget what they called them, but they have a tendency to show up at major disasters and historical events. I came across one guy that survived the Galveston hurricane and the San Francisco earthquake. Whenever they list names of victims or survivors I try to find them in other disasters.

You might say that Charles DeRudio (Tried to assassinate Napoleon III, was sent to Devil's Island and escaped, was with Custer at the Little Big Horn and escaped) was one.

Albert Bilicke (Witnessed the gunfight at the O.K. Corral and died on the Lusitania) was another.
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Old 01-17-2023, 07:31 AM
 
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The Alamogordo News (N.M.) Jan. 21, 1905 Pg2

MUMMY FOUND IN COAL

A wonderful freak of nature was unearthed today in a car of coal sent to the Roswell Wool & Hide Company of this city by the Colorado Fuel & Iron Company.
The remains of some prehistoric animal were found imbedded in a lump of coal weighing 41 pounds.

The tail of the animal was sticking out of one side and one leg and part of a shoulder out of the other. The head had rotted off and the balance of the carcass was as dry as a bone.
The fur on the front part of the body was softy, fluffy and white. The fur on the tail was jet black.

The body resembles that of a house cat and in the round lump of coal measures 19 inches in length. The curiosity was on exhibition this afternoon at the local office of the company and was viewed by hundreds of citizens. It will be sent to the Smithsonian Institute in Washington.




Eaton Democrat (Ohio) Aug. 2, 1883 Pg1

A well in Pennsville, N.J., is being filled up in a curious manner. A mulberry tree is growing out of it, crowding the bricks away, and forcibly taking possession of the aperture.





Eaton Democrat (Ohio) Aug. 9, 1883 Pg1

Miss Jessie, the 10-year-old daughter of Secretary of War Lincoln, gave a shriek when she found her line being dragged through her fingers as she was out fishing at Atlantic city with her father and friends the other day. Others hurried to her assistance, and after a while a shark about 4 feet long was brought up to the side of the boat and killed.



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Old 01-17-2023, 11:27 AM
 
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Mysterious Swirl 2022

https://www.hawaii.edu/news/2022/04/...kea-telescope/





Eaton Democrat (Ohio) Oct. 4, 1883 Pg1

SITTING BULL'S DILEMMA

The ceremony of receiving Sitting Bull, the great Indian chief, into the Catholic Church, which was anticipated to take place in the latter part of September, has been indefinitely postponed, because Sitting Bull cannot make up his mind which of his two wives he will keep. Forms of the church forbid a man to have more than one.



Eaton Democrat (Ohio) Oct. 18, 1883 Pg1

One Mormon superstition is that children when ill may be cured by the laying on of hands. More than 5,000 of the little ones are said to have died in the last 25 years who might have been saved by medicine. The laying on of hands is no benefit to a child except when they talk back to the old man.




Indianapolis Times (Indiana) Jan. 5, 1923 Pg7

HUNT PAINTED BURGLAR

Police today were searching for the painted man who held up a store of the Standard Grocery Company, 2214 E. Washington st., and took $20 from the cash drawer Saturday night.
Chester Bridges, manager of the store, was forced to the rear of the building while the cash drawer was ransacked. Bridges told police the man was roughly dressed, wore green goggles and had his face painted green.
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Old 01-17-2023, 05:37 PM
 
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Eaton Democrat (Ohio) Nov. 8, 1883

Two women in Connecticut were so affected by a thunderstorm the other day that they entirely lost their memory of everything that had occurred during the preceding 24 hours.




Dullahan

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The Cimarron Citizen (N.M.) Mar. 11, 1908 Pg1

IN SUICIDE PACT

Chicago, Mar. 10---Theodore Englebeck, 70 years of age, and his wife Anna, 75 years of age, were found dead in their room at the home of their daughter, Mrs. Anna Rostrum, 479 Racine avenue, today. Death had been caused by asphyxiation by illuminating gas.
The police are of the opinion that the couple, discouraged by the loss of their home by fire last Saturday, made a suicidal pact.



Soucouyant


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Old 01-18-2023, 07:02 AM
 
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Eaton Democrat (Ohio) Dec. 20, 1883 Pg1

The people living in and around Calcutta, Columbiana County, are in a state of excitement over the appearance of a frightful looking creature, standing erect, with long shaggy hair. A lunatic years ago, escaped from the county poor-house, and there is a theory that he has developed into this wild monster.




Eaton Democrat (Ohio) Dec. 13, 1883 Pg1

A CHILD CARRIED OFF BY A BEAR

Appleton, Wis., Dec. 6--- 70 citizens of Cicero and other townships of Shawane county, started into the forest today on an organized search for little Tenie Matise, who was carried away by a huge she-bear. Bears are numerous in the vicinity, and are being killed every day. It is believed that the child is still alive.




Cherokee Scout (N.C.) Sept. 9, 1895 Pg1

There is said to be a fortune of $100,000 waiting for Parker Valentine, formerly of Indiana, but he is afraid to come and get it, because he killed a man some years ago in Minnesota, and is afraid to take the chance of a trial for murder.
With the present slowness and uncertainty of justice, $100,000 will clear a man of almost any crime.



Walking Scared

https://www.queensjournal.ca/story/2...tures/walking/
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Old 01-18-2023, 09:25 AM
 
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Shenandoah Herald (Va.) Oct. 23, 1925 Pg1

CRABILL BULL TO BE KILLED

The valuable 1,800 pound Holstein bull, which in a fit of anger gored to death Harry S. Crabill of Toms Brook on Sunday, will go to the slaughter pen as a result of the tragedy.
A local stock dealer bought him from the family and he will be shipped to Baltimore.



Eaton Democrat (Ohio) Nov. 15, 1883 Pg1

Lilly Dale, an actress, playing in Dallas, Texas, on the 11th, disguised herself as an old woman and disappeared carrying with her $ 5,000 worth of stolen diamonds.




The Mount Holly News (N.J.) Dec. 30, 1919 Pg4

NOTICE

An Arkansas paper announces that the postmaster at Batavia has received a letter with no name or address on it and he would like the person it is intended for to please call and get it.




Stafie

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