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Abstracts 93 - 100

ACCIDENTS & DISASTERS - Railroads (Cont'd)

"Such accidents will continue to happen if the people persist in walking on the tracks."


93 - L Oct. 14:3/1 George Barkwill had his neck caught between the bumpers of two freight cars he was repairing at the freight depot of the Cleveland and Pittsburgh Railroad co. He failed to display a red flag on the job. His wife and two children survive.


94 - L Oct. 24:3/1 Due to a fog yesterday, a train with 400 men of the 112th regiment ran off the track nine miles north of Columbus. Two soldiers were killed and two were wounded.

The Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati railroad has been in operation since 1851, and this was the first accident which has been fatal to passengers.


95 - L Oct. 25:3/2 - Joseph Burgess, 38, a baggage man at the depot, was killed yesterday while assisting in switching a train. A wife and two children, living on Clinton st., survive him. He was a brother of Captain Burgess, late of the seventh Ohio.


96 - L Nov. 8:4/1 - Edwin Abbot, a train boy whose hands slipped from the wheel while helping to apply the brakes yesterday, pitched from the train upon his head. His injuries are serious, but it is thought they are not fatal. Harry Olmstead, his employer, will see that he has every care. The boy came here from Painsville.


97 · L Nov. 24:3/1 - Harry Olmstead's train boy, Abbot, who was injured
falling from the train near Painsville, is recovering and will soon be
on duty again.


98 - L Dec. 8; ed:3/3 - On Dec. 6, when the train conveying the horses of Copeland's Michigan cavalry arrived here, a horse belonging to the major of that regiment was found to be dead. He was stamped to death beneath the feet of his fellow quadrupeds in the car.

"Horses are like men in that particular. Let one of them get down and be is lucky if he isn't kicked or stamped to death by his fellows." (2)

99 - L Dec. 10; ed: 3/1 Yesterday afternoon as the express train on the Cleveland and Pittsburgh road was passing between Case ave. and Superior st., a German of about 40 attempted to cross the tracks. The cow catcher on the train hit him. He was found fatally injured, his skull having been crushed and his legs mangled.


100 - L Dec. 20:3,'1 - Michael Brody, 17, was killed Dec. 18, when he jumped off the Conneaut train near the Lake Shore railroad shops. His family lives in William's alley.


Abstracts 101 - 109



101 - L Aug. 16:3/2 The schooner ORIOLE, commanded by Capt. Daniel McAdams of the west side, collided yesterday with the steamer ILLINOIS, and all hands on board the ORIOLE were lost except the cook. Mrs. McAdams and her mother, Mrs. Johnson, wife of the fish dealer, also perished.

(3) 102 - L Sept. 4:3/1 - The propellor FOREST QUEEN, with a load of grain, went ashore near Fairport in the gale Sept. 1. "She is likely to go to pieces."


103 - L Sept. 12:3/1 During the severe blow last evening, the STAR OF THE WEST was driven against the Light House st. bridge. The bowsprit was driven into the west side omnibus which was crossing the bridge. No one was hurt, but the bridge was damaged.


104 - L Sept 25:3/2 - The steamer CITY OF CLEVELAND broke her crank pin while on her way to Lake Superior. She was towed into Thunder bay for repairs.


105 - L Nov. 5:4/1 - A telegram was received telling of a disaster on Lake Ontario on Nov. 2, which resulted in the loss of the propellor BAY STATE, with all on board. She belonged to the Northern Transportation co. and was commanded by Capt. M. Marshall.


106 - L Nov. 6; ed:3/1 The gale of Nov. 2, seems to have been most severe on Lake Ontario and on the lower end of Lake Erie. Eight vessels were lost, together with their crews. Six of them were: RUGBY, E. C. WILLIAMS; C. J. MARLONA; POST BOY; CONSTITUTION; and S. A. DOUGLAS.


107 - L Nov. 10; ed: 4/1 - A schooner, the SCOVILLE, which arrived at Sandusky bay today reported having seen a small schooner capsize near the mouth of the bay, with four or five persons on board. A tug with a life boat went to the rescue but discovered no traces of the schooner.

"The question naturally arises, why did not the Captain...render aid to the capsized schooner which he saw?"


108 - L Nov. 12; ed:3,2 - The loss by the sinking of the schooner S. A. DOUGLAS will not fall much short of $35,000. The woman cook went down with her. She had but one steam pump on board when she sank.

"We don't wonder the cook went down if she had a stean pump on board. It is enough to sink any one."


109 - L Nov. 25; ed:2/2 A ship caught fire and burned when about eight miles from Liverpool. Part of the cargo consisted of Canada oil. "Liverpool will need no perfumery for some time."


See also Fires & Fire Prevention



Abstracts 110 - 115


110 L July 15:3/5 - In the Senate, Senator Wade moved to take up the
bill for the admission of western Virginia as a state. This was agreed
upon. An amendment brought up in the House by Senator Wade declared
that all slaves under 21 years, within the state of Virginia, were to be
set free by July 4, 1862.


111 L July 30; ed: 2/2 - John S. Carlile, now U. S. senator, was an
earnest advocate for the statehood of western Virginia as a free state
in the convention of 1861, but as senator he has identified himself with
Vallandigham and his crowd, and has vehemently opposed the admission of
western Virginia; if that admission brought with it any proposition for
the freedom of the new state. "We cannot see why a man holding such
sentiments should consider himself a Union man.


112 · L Dec. 15; ed: 2/1 "It is said that Attorney General Bates regards the admission of West Virginia as unconstitutional. His opinion, it is thought, will have considerable influence in preventing the President from signing the bill."


113. L Dec. 18; ed: 3/1 - A successful business man, who has tried it,
writes with regard to advertising: "Give me the field when a few adver-
tisers occupy it, and I care not how hard the times may be."

The above, which we clip from an exchange, is worthy of being heeded. The man who is ready to give up because the times are hard is the first to stop advertising.


AGRICULTURE 114 - L Jan. 10:3/2 - At the convention of the state board of agriculture, held in Columbus, O., on Jan. 8, William De Witt of Cleveland and ten others were selected as members of the new board organized for the year 1862.


115 - L Dec. 17; ed:2/1 - Congress, at its last session, passed a law for the establishment of agricultural colleges in those states whose legislatures would take the necessary steps, granting each college a certain amount of public land as an endowment fund. In connection with each college was to be an experimental farm, devoted to experiments with foreign fruits and plants, as well as to the scientific culture of domestic


Abstracts 116 · 122

AGRICULTURE (Cont'd) productions. A new movement in connection with these institutions has been proposed.

It is to establish. upon each experimental farm, an orpban home in which the children of deceased soldiers may be brought up to la. bor and to a knowledge of agricultural pursuits. "The project has already been extensively canvassed, and there is little doubt that the legislature will take the matter in hand and make this humane and necessary provision for a useful life on the part of those who would otherwise become a public charge."


116 · L Dec. 31; ed: 2/3 · A convention of delegates from all the county agricultural societies in the state will meet at Columbus Jan. 7.

"It ought to be composed of the most intelligent and practical farmers, as the important question of accepting and controlling the grant of land donated by Congress for Agricultural Colleges will then be considered." (2)

See also Farm Products; Farms & Farming; Fruit; Grain

117 · L Jan. 31; ed: 2/1 · A special order has been issued prohibiting
the transportation of any more liquor across the Potomac to the camps,
even to officers of the highest rank. "This is right. Let all the
liquors be under the surgeons' care.


118 L Mar. 5:3/2 · Anthony Keyser was fined $10 and costs in probate court on a charge of selling liquor.


119 - L July 31; ed: 3/3 We find the following very complimentary and deserving good things said of a Cleveland firm, in the New York SUNDAY DISPATCH of June 22: "We have had a sample of whiskey from Cleveland, Ohio, that is just about the finest specimen of Bourbon that we ever tasted. It comes from the establishment of Messrs. Weaver, Fleiss and Company, one of the best houses in the Western States. If people were posted on the quality of this whisky, it would in a very short period, be made the standard drink in every respectable hotel and public house in our city."


120 - L Sept. 25:3/1 for Cuyahoga county.

M. L. Rider has been appointed inspector of liquors


121 L Oct. 15; ed:2/2 - Cincinnati ordered no liquor sold on Oct. 14 (election day). "The order was a good one, to be enforced in every city."(1)

122 - L Oct. 22:3/i - Weaver, Fleiss and Company, liquor dealers, River st., have received an order from the government for 250 cases of bourbon whiskey for hospital use.


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ALCOHOLIC LIQUORS (Cont'd) 123 - L Oct. 29; adv:2/3 - The Cleveland ale brewers in this city inform their numerous customers that from this date the price of ales will be as follows: XX $7 per barrel, XXX $8 per barrel, and porter $8 per barrel. The above advance of $1 is due to the heavy national tax and the price of barley, malt, hops, and labor.


124 - 1 Nov. 26; ed:1/1 - The Richmond correspondent of the Memphis APPEAL

L gives an awful statement of the progress of intemperance in Memphis.

He asserts that the French and German women convey, under their petticoats, whisky in bottles and bladders for retail about the city. When a grog-seller wants to set up a saloon, all he has to is to put a Dutchwoman "on tap." "This state of things is dreadful to contemplate."


125 - L Dec. 17; ed: 1/1 - Wisky is selling in Augusta, Ga., at 50 cents a drink, according to doleful complaints of the SENTINEL,

"The COMMERCIAL wants to know if it isn't about time for a 'sober second thought' to come to those fellows."


126 - L Dec. 17; ed:4/1 - Buffalo wisky is peculiarly fatal. A woman was found drowned in a well in that city the other day, and a bottle partially filled with whisky was found in the bosom of her dress. Men drink a few

. glasses of Buffalo whisky and take to the creek, where they are usually found the next morning and fished out for the coroner. "Residents there get accustomed to it partially. They don't always drown themselves. They only thrash their wives, throw their children out of doors, and smash up furniture. Strangers are either driven to suicide at once, or wander off in irresponsible and hopeless idiocy."


See also Breweries & Distilleries; Intoxication; Saloons; Temperance

AMUSEMENTS. See Entertainment; Games & Sports

127 - L June 19:3/1 Is there an ordinance against the running at large
of cows? ,

If there is, why is it not enforced? If there be no ordinance, let our city fathers enact one. If there be one already passed, let Marshal, Gallagher look to it that it be enforced. Cattle running at large, in a city are a nuisance which should be abated.


L Aug. 9:1/1 - See Civil War - United States Army


128 - L Sept. 24; adv: 3/3 - New livery, boarding and sale stable at 53 Champlain St. Frank B. and Frank G. Walbridge.


129 - L Oct. 1:3/2 - The city council met last night and passed a resolu-
tion requesting the mayor to appoint some person in charge of the pound
on the west side.


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