150 years in the past
Nov. 18, 1869
A rogue delivered to grief via an previous guy of 81 years
On Thursday of final week, a peddler of spectacles, referred to as on the place of dwelling of Nicholas I. Cox, close to Hamburgh, to put off his wares. Mr. Cox, having concluded to buy a couple of spectacles, had instance to depart the room in an effort to procure alternate for a invoice, leaving his pocket ebook laying open, at the desk within the room, wherein his elderly spouse and the peddler had been sitting. Upon his go back, Mr. Cox came upon that anyone have been dealing with the contents of his pocketbook. This the peddler, or even Mrs. Cox, who had now not seen his actions, disclaimed all wisdom, however upon inspecting it and discovering a $20 invoice have been abstracted, he charged the peddler with being the thief. This the peddler stoutly denied, the place upon Mr. Cox referred to as in Mr. Caleb Okay. Scott, dwelling in any other a part of the home, and in combination they proceeded to look the spectacle-man, when, in one of the most palms of a glove, the $20 invoice used to be discovered snugly tucked away. The peddler discovering himself detected, pleaded so earnestly for mercy, and having a big and dependent circle of relatives, Mr. Cox after all consented to let the rascal move, upon situation that he would in an instant depart the state.
Mr. Cox is 81 years previous, and is considered certainly one of our most precious electorate; however with all his years and infirm well being, because the above incident proves, is fully “too good” for such rogues because the spectacle-peddler proved himself to be. Mr. Cox having been a relentless reader of the New Jersey Bring in ever since its first status quo via Col. Grant Fitch, and uniformly paying for it upfront, could also be simply as smartly posted in politics, and simply as in a position to come across the political rogues of the rustic, as he used to be the factitious spectacle peddler, who undertook to impose upon him.
125 years in the past
Nov. 22, 1894
Queer little ones
Queen Victoria can pay over $4,000 a yr in physician’s charges.
Wiped out ivory billiard balls are most often reduce up into cube.
Alaska has a newspaper which is revealed however every year.
New York and Boston in combination have ten miles much less paved streets than town of Chicago.
In Liverpool just lately 150 temperance sermons had been preached on what used to be seen as “Temperance Sunday.”
The swell visiting card in China is a rectangular piece of purple paper about 4 inches vast and 8 inches lengthy with the identify in black rubber.
John Smith landed at the shores of New Jersey in 1620, and just lately 2,000 of his descendants assembled at Peapack to have fun the development.
It’s stated that it takes ten males to hold the Emperor of China’s umbrella. There are lots of folks within the nation who’ve extra males than that wearing their umbrellas.
Nebuchadnezar had that odd type of psychological illness referred to as lycanthropy, wherein the affected person imagines himself some kind of beast. His affliction turns out to have lasted all through seven years, and in his case an entire restoration resulted. The Babylonian inscriptions say not anything of the king’s insanity, however point out a stoppage of all public works all through a duration of 7 years which is meant to be because of the royal affliction.
100 years in the past
Nov. 20, 1919
Severe gunning coincidence
Close to Illiff’s Lake. Fifty-four shot penetrates frame of Charles Gunn.
Charles Gunn, of Madison Boulevard, is at his house affected by gunshot wounds gained final Thursday whilst out looking for rabbits close to Illiff’s Lake, in Andover Township. He used to be in corporate with Clarence Teets, who is living within the neighborhood of the coincidence. The lads had been far aside when a rabbit used to be began and Teets fired his gun. Fifty-four of the scattering shot struck Gunn, getting into his arms and legs, penetrating the limbs to a intensity of an inch in lots of puts. He used to be delivered to his house in Newton and Dr. Cole used to be summoned. The pictures had been all got rid of and Mr. Gunn has since been confined to his room not able to stroll. Except headaches set in, it’s believed he’ll have the ability to be about once more in a couple of days. It used to be probably the most critical coincidence reported to this point because the gunning season opened.
75 years in the past
Nov. 23, 1944
First blizzard reaches 10 inches
Breaking of electrical feed traces provides to difficulties
The primary hurricane of the season, which began Monday and persisted Tuesday, tied up the county seat when electrical feed traces of the brand new Jersey Energy & Gentle Co. from Dover broke beneath the tension and town used to be out of electrical for hours.
From six to 10 inches of snow fell within the county Monday evening and Tuesday morning. Round six inches of snow fell in Newton and speedy neighborhood. In Vernon 10 inches had been reported. The autumn from Andover to Stanhope used to be round seven to 8 inches and there used to be a heavy fall at the Sparta-Woodport Street over Sparta Mountain.
The snow used to be rainy and automotive site visitors used to be stalled despite efforts of the county street elimination forces to stay the highways open. Many workers on the Picatinny Arsenal and Hercules Powder Co. plant at Kenvil had been not able to get to paintings Tuesday morning. A variety of automobiles had been stalled on the foot of the Pullis hill at the Newton Sparta Street when a coal truck and any other huge truck blocked the street.
Visitors used to be stalled on Sparta Mountain and within the neighborhood of Stanhope. Roads off the routes opened via plows had been tough to traverse and motor automobiles had been ditched, however no critical injuries had been reported.
Electrical present went off in Newton in a while after 10 a.m. Tuesday morning. Generators the use of energy had been close down and the New Jersey Bring in’s linotypes and printing machines had been halted. Virtually the entire houses had been affected when electrical iceboxes and oil burners stopped. Dental places of work had been pressured to forestall all paintings, aside from what may well be carried out via hand. Fogelson’s Bakery stopped with bread and cake in its ovens.
Courtroom used to be affected additionally. A consultation have been referred to as for 10 a.m. and lots of jurors telephoned they might now not get to Newton or had began and used to be stalled. One reported he used to be strolling to the county seat to function a juror.
A big farm sale scheduled for Tuesday at Branchville used to be postponed. A dinner gas sellers had deliberate to carry at Lake Mohawk additionally needed to be referred to as off.
County Street Manager Leon C. McKeon reported the county snow elimination forces did a ideally suited process bearing in mind the difficulties with which they had been confronted. He stated the hurricane used to be the worst within the phase of the county from Stanhope to Ogdensburg. Probably the most county’s heavier apparatus needed to be despatched out to take away the snow from the roads in that house and, he stated, the burden of the snow bore timber and wires to the bottom, breaking the tops out of many smaller timber and limbs from others, and preventing electrical and phone carrier right through the world.
It’s reported there used to be no snow at Blairstown and at Greendell.
50 years in the past
Nov. 20, 1969
Seismograph is stolen from Northwood house
HOPATCONG – One in every of 5 precious seismographs positioned round Lake Hopatcong via scientists from Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory of Palisades, N.Y., to review earth actions has been stolen.
The lack of the tool, which used to be situated in a wooded phase of Northwood, used to be reported final week to Hopatcong police, and the observatory this week gives a praise of $300 for any data resulting in the restoration of the seismograph.
Dr. Marc Sbar, analysis assistant on the observatory, stated the seismograph used to be about 150 yards from the closest area and used to be contained in a normal-sized aluminum suitcase. It integrated a clock, battery and a recording drum and amplifier. This used to be connected via cable to a geophone, which lies immediately on a rock and converts flooring movement into electrical impulses which can be then amplified and recorded on a drum.
The tool used to be positioned in Northwood on Oct. 16, Dr. Sbar reported. It used to be nonetheless there and in operation when the scientists from the observatory made their rounds to take readings on Nov. 9. two days later, on their subsequent talk over with to the spot, it used to be long past.
A bigger tool in a tent within reach used to be now not disturbed, Dr. Sbar reported. The lacking tool have been coated via a tarpaulin.
Dr. Sbar requested that any details about the lacking seismograph be handed directly to him on the observatory in Palisades or to the Hopatcong Borough police.
The Lamont-Doherty workforce maintains a big and everlasting seismographic set up within the backside of the Ogdensburg zinc mine. It used to be from those tools they were given graphic recordings of the earthquake shocks that shook the Lake Hopatcong house early in October.
Because of the ongoing find out about of the earth tremors they positioned the transportable tools at quite a lot of places across the lake.
25 years in the past
Nov. 17, 1994
Lady offers start on toll bridge
FORT LEE (AP) – Gitel Silbiger used to be pregnant when she and her husband drove onto the George Washington Bridge to get to a New York medical institution.
After they crossed the opposite aspect, the Silbiger circle of relatives used to be joined via its newest addition or even controlled to pay the $Four toll.
The Lakewood couple requested the tolltaker to get assist. Visitors on each side of Lane 10 used to be halted Tuesday all through the start to give protection to Mrs. Silbiger, 37, and the child from onlookers and fumes.