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Posted by stew - Sun, Feb 21, 2010

Gazette & Courier - Monday, September 20, 1875
Bummers in San Francisco

Bummers in San Francisco ... San Francisco has a ...full ... of bummers. Nowhere else can a worthless fellow too lazy to work, too cowardly to steal, get on so well. The climate befriends him, for he can sleep out of doors 4/5 of the year, and the free lunch opens to him boundless vistas of carnal delights. He can gorge himself daily, for a nominal sum get a dinner that a king would envy for 50 cents.




There are two classes of saloons where the midday repasts are furnished - two-bit places and one-bit places. In the first he gets a drink and a meal. In the second he gets a drink and a meal of inferior quality. He pays for the drink, 25 or 15 cents, according to the grade of the place, and gets his meal for nothing.



This consists of,in the better class of establishment, soup, boiled salmon, roast beef of the best quality, bread and butter, potatoes, tomatoes, crackers, and cheese.
Many of these places are fitted up in a style of Oriental grandeur. A stragner entering one of them casually might be under the delusion that he had found his way by mistake to the salon of a San Francisco millionaire.

He would find mirrors reaching from floor to ceiling, carpets of the finest texture and most appropriate patterns, massive tables covered with papers and periodicals, the walls embellished with expensive paintings. A large picture which had adorned a famous drink bar and free lunch house was sold the other day for $12,500. Some of the keepers are men of education and culture. One is an art critic of high local repute, who has written ...very readable...San Francisco. Scribner’s.

[After struggling to read this, I found it to be an excerpt of Scribner’s Monthly, July 1875, "The city of the Golden Gate", by Samuel Williams, p. 274].


 

Subjects: Art, Chinese, Dreams / Sleep, Economics, Education, Fishes and Fishing, Food, Furniture, Liquors, Literature / Web Pages, Meat, Rich People, Robbers and Outlaws, Royalty, Sales, Tramps, Vendors and Purchasers, Weather, Work

Posted by stew - Sun, Feb 21, 2010

Gazette & Courier - Monday, September 20, 1875
Metcalf & Luther

Metcalf & Luther - [Illustration of an eye, with an imp leaning on top of it with a bandage covering one eye, between the letters O and C]. O C $50,000.00 worth of house furnishing goods to be sold this Fall, regardless of cost! ...

Furniture, carpets, crockery, stoves, tin ware, wooden ware, bedding, feathers, etc....

Metcalf & Luther, 435 Main Street, opposite Court Square,Springfield, Mass.
 

Subjects: Advertising, Art, Birds, Business Enterprises, Courts, Economics, Eye, Furniture, Hampshire / Hampden Counties, Households, Pottery / Crockery, Roads, Sales, Stores, Retail

Posted by stew - Sat, Feb 13, 2010

Gazette & Courier - Monday, September 20, 1875
North Leverett

North Leverett - Elmer Graves has sold his farm to Alexander C. Sh[?] of Bernardston for $2000. Mr. Graves goes to Athol, where he has built a house.
 

Subjects: Athol (MA), Emigration and Immigration, Farmers & Farming / Flowers, Households, Leverett (MA), Sales, Vendors and Purchasers, Architecture / Construction

Posted by stew - Fri, Feb 12, 2010

Gazette & Courier - Monday, September 20, 1875
Warwick

Warwick - C.W. Bass of Brush Valley is said to have sold his sawmill, farm and timber to two young men form Springfield, one named Smith, for $3000.
 

Subjects: Business Enterprises, Economics, Emigration and Immigration, Farmers & Farming / Flowers, Hampshire / Hampden Counties, Names, Sales, Trees, Vendors and Purchasers, Warwick (MA)

Posted by stew - Fri, Feb 12, 2010

Gazette & Courier - Monday, September 20, 1875
Shelburne Falls

Shelburne Falls - The ladies of the Baptist Society will give us an oyster and pound party at the vestry on Wed. eve. Many novel and interesting entertainments will be introduced. All members of the Society will each carry a pound of something which will be sold at auction. Let everybody attend.
 

Subjects: Amusements, Clubs, Fishes and Fishing, Food, Religion, Sales, Vendors and Purchasers, Women

Posted by stew - Sun, Jan 31, 2010

Gazette & Courier - Monday, September 20, 1875
Greenfield items

Greenfield - C.P. Forbes advertises a large assortment of silver-plated ware of the best manufacture, cutlery, etc., which he is selling very cheap.
 

Subjects: Advertising, Cutlery, Economics, Greenfield (MA), Sales, Stores, Retail, Vendors and Purchasers, Jewelry / Gold / Silver / Treasure

Posted by stew - Sun, Jan 31, 2010

Gazette & Courier - Monday, September 20, 1875
Greenfield items

Greenfield - McClellan is now making a specialty of ladies’ and gents’ underwear, offering a special bargain.
 

Subjects: Advertising, Business Enterprises, Businesspeople, Greenfield (MA), Sales, Stores, Retail, Vendors and Purchasers, Women, Clothing

Posted by stew - Mon, Feb 23, 2009

Gazette & Courier - Monday, September 20, 1875
Foreign



The oldest tree in the world is said to be a bo tree at Anuradhapura in Ceylon, which was planted b.c. 288. It is so decrepid [sic] with age that it would have blown down long ago were it not for a strong wall encircling the trunk and pillars supporting all the main branches. Every leaf that falls from the tree is picked up with pious care by the Buddhist priests and preserved in a holy part of their temple. The leaves are thence sold to the people as a souvereign panacea for their sins.
 

Subjects: Conservation of Natural Resources, Curiosities and Wonders, Old Age, Religion, Sales, Trees

Posted by stew - Sun, Feb 22, 2009

Gazette & Courier - Monday, September 13, 1875
Sunderland

Sunderland - Albert Hobart has built a new tobacco barn and corn house. Deacon Gay is thoroughly repairing the house he bought of the E.E. Robinson estate. Tobacco is mostly on the poles, and on the whole is an average crop. Apples are selling low, there being more than was expected. The crop of onions is good, but prices rule low.
 

Subjects: Economics, Farmers & Farming / Flowers, Food, Households, Sales, Smoking and Tobacco, Sunderland (MA), Vendors and Purchasers, Architecture / Construction

Posted by stew - Sun, Feb 22, 2009

Gazette & Courier - Monday, September 13, 1875
Shelburne Falls

Shelburne Falls - N.S. Rice has sold out his truck team to Mr. Hopkins of Conway.
 

Subjects: Animals / Reptiles, Business Enterprises, Conway (MA), Sales, Shelburne and Shelburne Falls (MA), Transportation

Posted by stew - Sat, Feb 14, 2009

Gazette & Courier - Monday, September 13, 1875
Probate Court Record

Probate court Record - Greenfield - Administration granted on estates of George W. Bardwell of Deerfield, Jane F. Bardwell and Cyrus A. Stowell, Adm'rs.; Jeremiah Dow of Erving, Edmund M. Dow of Erving, Adm'r.; Joseph M. Townsend of Coleraine, Sarah Townsend of Coleraine, Adm'r.

Wills proved - Samuel Alexander of Northfield, George P. Alexander of Northfield, Ex'r.; Sarah Cook of Greenfield, John J. Graves and R.W. Cook of Greenfield, Ex'rs.; Ansel C. Delano of Sunderland, Jesse L. Delano and Edward A. Delano of Sunderland, Ex'rs.; Moses Hubbard of Sunderland, Cyrus M. Hubbard of Sunderland, Adm'r. with the will annexed.

Accounts rendered - on estates of William W. Alcott of Bernardston, Clark Ellis of New Salem, Clarissa Battle of Orange, Mary J. Gore of Monroe, Harriet M. Brown of Greenfield, A.M. Kingman of Deerfield, George S. Boyd of Deerfield.

License granted to sell real estate - Of John Arms of Gill, Andrew Welch of Montague, Walter D. Thompson of Troy, Ohio.

Widows' allowance - Made in estates of Rufus S. Phillips of Greenfield, $500; Edward Thayer of Greenfield, $9018.

Affidavits filed - in estate of Charles S. Brown of Greenfield, Baxter Harding of Conway, P. May Buddington of Greenfield, Rufus S. Phillips of Greenfield, Moses Field of Leverett.

Estate of Ephraim Murdock, late of Orange, represented insolvent, H. Woodward and G.A. Whipple, Commissioners.

Commissioners' report filed in estate of John Haskins, late of Shutesbury. Distribution ordered in estate of George S. Boyd, late of Deerfield.

John Quinton of Greenfield adopted infant child of William H. Seley; name changed to John George L. Quinton. Name of Flora M. Reynolds of Shutesbury changed to Flora M. Freeman. Next Probate Court at Northfield next Tues. (tomorrow).
 

Subjects: Bernardston (MA), Coleraine [now Colrain] (MA), Conway (MA), Courts, Deerfield (MA), Economics, Erving (MA), Gill (MA), Greenfield (MA), Law and Lawyers, Leverett (MA), Montague (MA), Mourning Customs, Names, New Salem (MA), Northfield (MA), Orange (MA), Sales, Shutesbury (MA), Sunderland (MA), Widows and Widowers, Women, Monroe (MA)

Posted by stew - Fri, Feb 13, 2009

Gazette & Courier - Monday, September 13, 1875
News about home: Greenfield items

Greenfield - The Walter A. Lee place on Conway Street was not sold last week. D.H. Newton, to protect his claim, has taken an assignment of the mortgage.
 

Subjects: Greenfield (MA), Households, Roads, Sales

Posted by stew - Sun, Feb 8, 2009

Gazette & Courier - Monday, September 6, 1875
Cheapside as it was more than 50 years ago

Cheapside as it was more than 50 years ago - A good deal of business was transacted at Cheapside even as late as 1819. Two stores were in operation, one situated on the west, the other on the east side of the covered bridge. Robert Bardwell and Clark Houghton were the storekeepers. A line of boats, owned by Clark Houghton, run [sic] regularly to and from Hartford, and freight came in there to be distributed among the merchants of Greenfield and vicinity, even to merchants in Rowe, Whitingham, Wilmington and others west of here.

In later years Allen & Root of Greenfield run a line of freight boats to Hartford, and had a store on the landing, and sold quite a large amount of heavy goods. Uncle George P. Field had a bakery there and sold crackers - and good ones, too - to the people in all this region. Robert Field tended the gate, and made cut nails by hand, with the aid of a heading machine, and had a two story building on the side of the road next to the river.

There was no tavern there in those days, so the storekeepers had license to retail the ardent. The consequence was that in dull days, or rainy days, lots of thirsty bodies presented themselves to be lined inside with something to take. Old St. Croix was cheap then - about $1 per gallon; new rum .33 per gallon. Oh, how they did drink!

The main farm in Cheapside was owned by a man who died many years since, and not one foot of said farm is owned at present by any of his heirs; neither is there now a slab to mark his resting place in the cemetery, near the railroad station at Old Deerfield.

At the time when a division of the old county of Hampshire was talked of, there was a strong effort made to have the shire town of the (then) new county of Franklin established at Cheapside, but the man who owned at that time, hundreds of acres of land in that locality, would not sell any for the purpose, so that village today is not as valuable as in 1819. W.

[Those interested in Cheapside simply must read "History of Greenfield: Shire Town of Franklin County, Massachusetts" by Francis McGee Thompson, and Lucy Cutler Kellogg].

[Also do a search on Cheapside at the American Centuries site:
http://www.memorialh...zoom_query=cheapside ].
 

Subjects: Bars (Drinking establishments), Bridges, Business Enterprises, Cemeteries, Connecticut, Deerfield (MA), Economics, Family, Farmers & Farming / Flowers, Food, Greenfield (MA), Hampshire / Hampden Counties, History, Law and Lawyers, Liquors, Literature / Web Pages, Rivers / Lakes / Oceans, Sales, Stores, Retail, Trains, Transportation, Vendors and Purchasers, Vermont, Weather, Rowe (MA)

Posted by stew - Sun, Feb 8, 2009

Gazette & Courier - Monday, September 6, 1875
Turners Falls

Turners Falls - The Cemetery Association have received from R.L. Goss the deed of the land, comprising 12 acres, for $1500, which they intend for cemetery purposes; and will at once proceed to fence it partially, lay it out and put lots on the market.
 

Subjects: Cemeteries, Economics, Montague (MA), Sales, Turners Falls (MA)

Posted by stew - Sun, Feb 8, 2009

Gazette & Courier - Monday, September 6, 1875
News about home: Greenfield items

(Greenfield) School children who need new books will find a full assortment at Moody's. He furnishes them neatly covered if desired. Merriam has also a stock of all books in use, for sale cheap.
 

Subjects: Advertising, Children, Economics, Education, Greenfield (MA), Literature / Web Pages, Sales, Stores, Retail, Vendors and Purchasers

Posted by stew - Sat, Feb 7, 2009

Gazette & Courier - Monday, September 6, 1875
News about home: Greenfield items

(Greenfield) Those of our readers who do not raise their own winter squashes, can get an excellent article of S.B. Smith of Coleraine, who runs his wagon through the village every few days. He has 4 acres of the best varieties.
 

Subjects: Business Enterprises, Coleraine [now Colrain] (MA), Farmers & Farming / Flowers, Greenfield (MA), Roads, Sales, Transportation, Vendors and Purchasers

Posted by stew - Sat, Feb 7, 2009

Gazette & Courier - Monday, September 6, 1875
News about home: Greenfield items



(Greenfield) L. Streeter, the manager of the elastic truss, will be at the Mansion House on Fri. and Sat.

[I don’t think I would like to be known as such].
 

Subjects: Advertising, Greenfield (MA), Hotels, Medicine / Hospitals, Sales

Posted by stew - Fri, Feb 6, 2009

Gazette & Courier - Monday, August 30, 1875
Solomon Ray (poem)

A hard close man was Solomon Ray
Nothing of value he gave away
He hoarded and saved
He pinched and shaved
And the more he had the more he craved

The hard-earned dollars he toiled to gain
Brought him little but care and pain
For little he spent
And all he lent
He made it bring him twenty per cent

Such was the life of Solomon Ray
The years went by, and his hair grew gray
His cheeks grew thin
And his soul within
Grew hard as the dollars he worked to win

But he died one day as all men must
For life is fleeting and man but dust
The heirs were gay
That laid him away
And that was the end of Solomon Ray.

They quarreled now who had little cared
For Solomon Ray while his life was spared
His lands were sold
And his hard-earned gold
All went to the lawyers, I am told.



 

Subjects: Barber / Hair, Economics, Family, Law and Lawyers, Mourning Customs, Obituaries, Poetry, Sales, Jewelry / Gold / Silver / Treasure

Posted by stew - Fri, Feb 6, 2009

Gazette & Courier - Monday, August 30, 1875
Hesperian Balm

Hesperian Balm, the new and wonderful pain alleviator. For sale by Howland & Lowell. Price only 25 cents. Full directions with each package.
 

Subjects: Advertising, Cosmetics, Diseases, Drugstores / Drugs, Economics, Greenfield (MA), Sales

Posted by stew - Wed, Feb 4, 2009

Gazette & Courier - Monday, August 30, 1875
Shelburne Falls

(Shelburne Falls) O.F. Swift has sold his stock of boots and shoes to Henry Couillard.
 

Subjects: Sales, Shelburne and Shelburne Falls (MA), Clothing

Posted by stew - Sun, Jan 18, 2009

Gazette & Courier - Monday, August 30, 1875
News about home: Greenfield items

"It is an ill wind that blows nobody any good". F.E. Field is giving people a chance to purchase the crockery saved in his store, damaged by fire and water, at their own prices.
 

Subjects: Businesspeople, Economics, Fires, Greenfield (MA), Pottery / Crockery, Sales, Stores, Retail, Vendors and Purchasers, Weather

Posted by stew - Sat, Jan 17, 2009

Gazette & Courier - Monday, August 23, 1875
Shelburne

The excitement down at the railroad seems to have subsided, and the work is commencing again as formerly.We understand that the Wards & Hogans have sold out, and a Mr. Ryan takes their place.But whether all parties get their full pay remains to be seen.
 

Subjects: Business Enterprises, Economics, Sales, Shelburne and Shelburne Falls (MA), Trains, Work

Posted by stew - Sat, Jan 17, 2009

Gazette & Courier - Monday, August 23, 1875
Buckland

Levi Stetson at the mill yard, has bought him a farm in Plainfield, paying $1000 for it. Joseph Packard has sold his farm to a Mrs. Haskell of Conway, price about $1000. Milton W. Thayer has advertised his farm for sale. It is situated on Deerfield River, nearly opposite Col. Leavitt's in Charlemont. It has a good deal of timber on it, and is a bargain for someone.
 

Subjects: Advertising, Buckland (MA), Conway (MA), Economics, Farmers & Farming / Flowers, Plainfield (MA), Rivers / Lakes / Oceans, Sales, Shelburne and Shelburne Falls (MA), Trees, Vendors and Purchasers, Women

Posted by stew - Sat, Jan 17, 2009

Gazette & Courier - Monday, August 23, 1875
Montague

Our village has been very quiet and lifeless of late. E.L. Walker has again opened a harness store at his old stand in the Town Hall. The furniture business seems determined to maintain its existence here in spite of reverses. Richardson & Demond continue to buy, fit up and sell chamber sets, giving employment to a few hands. J.M. Clapp is at work in Lawrence's old mill, making small black walnut wares, tables, etc.
 

Subjects: Animals / Reptiles, Business Enterprises, Furniture, Government, Horses, Montague (MA), Recycled Products, Sales, Trees, Vendors and Purchasers, Work

Posted by stew - Fri, Jan 16, 2009

Gazette & Courier - Monday, August 23, 1875
Bad dreams

A young man in Lancaster, Ohio sent a dollar to a firm in New York who advertised a recipe to prevent bad dreams. He received a small slip of paper on which was printed "Don't go to sleep".
 

Subjects: Advertising, Business Enterprises, Dreams / Sleep, Economics, Jokes, Mail, Sales


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