Posts Tagged ‘1894’

Thanksgiving Time

November 24, 2010

The New Era (Humeston, Iowa) Nov 21, 1894

And from the same newspaper, different year:


Thanksgiving time’s a-comin — 1 in hear the gobble-gobble
Of the turkeys in the barnyard on the farm where I was born.
I kin see the Shangai rooster walkin sort of wibble-wobble,
Makin b’lieve he’s feelin sick and off his feed of yaller corn.

An they’re fixin in the kitchen fer a good old fashioned dinner,
Choppin mince meat by the bushel thetis good fer hungry eyes.
Seedin raisins fer plum puddin fit to save the vilest sinner
If he ever had a mother an she made Thanksgivin pies.

Ah, the mother, she’s a smilin, standin in the doorway, lookin
Down toward the railroad station when she hears the engine toot.
Fer her by is a-comin, and the pies most burn a-cookin,
While her dear old heart’s a-thumpin fer this worthless ole galoot.

Doesn’t ‘pear to matter nohow thet I’m balk and gittin gouty,
Doesn’t seem to make no diff’rence thet I smoke and cuss a bit,
She’s the same ole lovin; mother, never cross and never grouty.
An they’ll be no more Thanksgivin’s boys, when mother hez to quit.

— New York Sun.

The New Era (Humeston, Iowa) Nov 23, 1898

Mary Jane’s Mishaps

November 17, 2010

Mary Jane’s Mishaps.

Poor Mary Jane McWilliams
Is in an awful plight.
She broke her arm this morning
And cracked her leg last night.

One day she fell down cellar
And smashed her nose right in,
And then to make it worser
She scratched her dimpled chin.


She sat down by the fire
And burnt her curly hair
And scalded all her fingers
While she was sitting there.

And after all this trouble
Some bad boys threw a ball
And knocked her eyes and teeth in
And didn’t care at all.

Now, don’t you think she’s suffered,
Poor little Mary Jane?
I scarce can keep from crying,
She’s in such awful pain.

— 8. Jennie Smith in Christian Work.

Newark Daily Advocate (Newark, Ohio) Nov 13, 1894

Where Dirt Gathers, Waste Rules

November 16, 2010


House cleaning is a great horror to nine men out of every ten. When that time comes the “men folks,” as a rule, give the domestic hearth a wide birth. Oceans of suds — the product of tons of soap — fairly flood every part of the house. The women, from the mistress down, labor as they never worked before, and what with the discomfort, the smell of suds and the dampness, and not unfrequently sickness, the product of colds and overwork, matters are generally disagreeable. The simple use of Sapolio instead of soap does away with all this discomfort. It lightens the labor a hundred per cent, because it removes dirt, grease, stains and spots, with hardly any labor, with but little water, and in one-tenth the usual time.

Sandusky Daily Register (Sandusky, Ohio) Sep 1, 1873

San Antonio Express (San Antonio, Texas) Mar 14, 1890

Carroll Sentinel (Carroll, Iowa) Feb 5, 1894

San Antonio Express (San Antonio, Texas) Jan 24, 1890



Chapped hands and face are the most serious annoyances that farmers, and persons who labor much outdoors, experience from exposure. Exposed persons, especially children, repeatedly suffer intensely from great cracks upon the hands that often bleed. It is cruel to allow one’s self or others to suffer in this way, when the means of positive prevention are so easy to be had, and so cheap as to pay ten cents for a cake of Hand Sapolio. Hand Sapolio is not only better than the costliest soap for removing dirt, but it prevents chapping, and renders the skin soft and pliable. Sold everywhere.

Sandusky Daily Register (Sandusky, Ohio) Sep 10, 1873

Carroll Sentinel (Carroll, Iowa) Mar 16, 1894

San Antonio Express (San Antonio, Texas) Feb 21, 1890



Every housewife of neat and tidy habits takes especial delight in keeping all the tin, copper and iron ware of her kitchen as clean and bright as painstaking labor can make them. A pride in this direction is commendable, and always meets the smiling approval of the “tyrant man” who pays the household bills. Remember that SAPOLIO is the only thing on earth that will make an old tarnished tin pan or rusty kettle shine as bright as new. And by the use of Sapolio it is the quickest and easiest thing in the world to keep every utensil in a high state of polish.

Sandusky Daily Register (Sandusky, Ohio) Sep 12, 1873

Newark Daily Advocate (Newark, Ohio) Aug 1, 1894

San Antonio Express (San Antonio, Texas) Apr 1, 1890



Mechanics, artisans, factory hands and people who labor for a living, find it very difficult if not impossible to keep the hands free from stain. Hand Sapolio will not only remove every particle of stain, ans what is called “grained in dirt,” but it will also keep the skin soft and pliable, rendering the muscular action as quick and easy as is the case with those who do not perform hard labor. It is only 10 and 15 cents a cake, according to size. Every mechanic should use it constantly in place of all other soaps.

Sandusky Daily Register (Sandusky, Ohio) Sep 22, 1873

Carroll Sentinel (Carroll, Iowa) Feb 25, 1896

San Antonio Express (San Antonio, Texas) Apr 8, 1890



The only stain which Sapolio will not remove is a “stain upon the character.” But from marble mantels, tables, china, table-ware, carpets, furniture of every description, or any article of household ornament or use, the deepest dyed stain can be instantly washed out forever by the use of Sapolio. It is as cheap as ordinary bar soap, and will always do exactly what is claimed for it, if the simple directions are followed.

Sandusky Daily Register (Sandusky, Ohio) Nov 13, 1873

Carroll Sentinel (Carroll, Iowa) Sep 6, 1897

San Antonio Express (San Antonio, Texas) May 2, 1890



The problem of how to economize in living is one that engages the serious attention of a great many people. “Many a little makes a mickle,” was one of Benjamin Franklin’s “Poor Richard” truisms that summarizes the whole system of popular extravagance. If you wish to save money economize in little as well as in large items of expenditure. For all the household purposes for which polishing powders, bath brick and soap are usually used, excepting the one thing of washing clothes. Sapolio is by many times the cheapest article that can be employed. To say nothing about its great superiority to all other substances, it is, on the score of money alone, by far the cheapest. Remember this fact and save many dollars every year.

Sandusky Daily Register (Sandusky, Ohio) Nov 24, 1873

Carroll Sentinel (Carroll, Iowa) Dec 27, 1897

Carroll Sentinel (Carroll, Iowa) Mar 28, 1898

Carroll Sentinel (Carroll, Iowa) Jun 1, 1899

San Antonio Express (San Antonio, Texas) Apr 14, 1890


Allays — mornin’, noon an’ night,
Rose o’dawn or candlelight,
She was toilin’ in the house,
Creepin’ round’, jes like a mouse;
Washin’ kittles, pots an’ pans,
Runnin’ erran’s in the rain,
Lots o’ work fer her small han’s —
sissy Jane.

Had to work er’ she’d get spiled,
Bein’ jes a char’ty child;
Them’s the kind that folks despise —
Kind o scary like brown eyes,
Hair that  fell without a comb,
Like a yearlin’ colt’s rough mane,
‘Cause she hadn’t any home —
Sissy Jane.

Finerly she sort o’ failed,
Cheeks got sunken like an’ paled,
Eyes kep gettin’ bigger, too,
Elbow jints come crowdin’ through.
So she up and died about
Time the men was cuttin’ grain.
Reckon she got tired out —
Sissy Jane.

— Chicago Herald.

Sandusky Daily Register (Sandusky, Ohio) Apr 14, 1890

The Spicy Details of a Domestic Sensation

November 4, 2010


Drive Gus Lambert Out of the House With a Broom – A Hamilton Boy’s Marital Experience.

There is a good sized domestic sensation at present exciting no end of gossip in certain circles in the Fifth ward. It will be remembered that about two years ago Gus Lambert, a young machinist, eloped with Miss Marie Catterlin, a very young lady and married her in Covington, in spite of the strenuous objections of the young lady’s parents.

Recently Lambert lost his position and went to live with his wife’s mother. This opened old wounds and it is said she forced him out of the house with a broom.

Lambert is now living with his mother and is highly indignant at his mother-in-law’s treatment.

Hamilton Daily Republican (Hamilton, Ohio) Aug 13, 1894



Mrs. Gustav Lambert Relates A Tale of Woe in a Petition Full of Spicy Details and Sensational Allegations — Gus Kicked on Her Going to Parties, Disliked the Idea of Her Attending Decoration Day Exercises, and is Alleged to Have Indulged in Profanity Without the use of a “Swearing Room.”

Apropos of a recent sensational publication in which Gustav Lambert and his wife figured as the chief actors with an irate mother-in-law in the back ground, Marie M. Lambert today through her attorney, C.J. Smith, filed a suit for divorce. The petition makes spicy reading for those who love to hear of domestic broils.

Plaintiff says she was married to defendant in Covington, Ky., on February 19, 1890, and that no children resulted.

She says that she has at all times been a true, loving and faithful wife, but that he had refused and neglected to provide her with a suitable home, has compelled her to appeal to and receive means from her relatives and friends, to live and pay rent, has refused to furnish her with sufficient food and she says that shortly after her marriage he cursed and swore at her and would invariably curse and swear at her whenever she would visit or call on her friends or attend a party or place of entertainment alone or in company with others.

She says that on May 30, 1894, he damned her and tried to prevent her from attending Decoration services at the cemetery, thus wounding her feelings and humiliating her.

She says that on July 25, 1894, he cursed and swore at her and God damned her, and that when she remonstrated with him for his treatment he said: “God damn you, I will talk with you as I please as long and as I please in that way.”

She says that on August 1, 1894, he cursed and swore at her, seized hold of her in a rough and brutal manner, wounding her feelings and bruising her arm.

She says his continual ill treatment of her has greatly disturbed her peace of mind and impaired her health, wherefore she asks for a divorce, for reasonable and permanent alimony, for restoration to her maiden name of Marie M. Catterlin and for all other proper relief.

Hamilton Daily Republican (Hamilton, Ohio) Aug 29, 1894


From Her Husband, Gus Lambert — sequel to a sensation.

Marie Lambert, nee Catterlin, was this afternoon granted a divorce from her husband, Gus Lambert, on the grounds of gross neglect. This is the sequel to a sensational case.

Hamilton Daily Republican (Hamilton, Ohio) Oct 22, 1894

Hearing the Election News

November 3, 2010

Republican — “Hello, Central! I didn’t get down town last night to hear the election news; what news did the boys get, — how did it go?”

Central — “Oh, they got lots of news. Boss Wall concedes Wisconsin to Upham by 30,000; Morton is elected in New York by at least 100,000; the Republican majority in Illinois is estimated at 40,000; Ohio went Republican by about 150,000; Indiana, Michigan, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, the Dakotas, and in fact the indications are that every northern state has gone the same way. In this district Barnes is defeated by about 4,000.”

Republican — “Well, well, I should think the boys did get some news. Wish I had come down town last night and had a little fun with the boys myself. Many thanks.”

(Rings off.)

Democrat — “Hello, Central! Got any election news; I haven’t heard a word, wasn’t down town last night.”

Central: — “Yes, the boys got dispatches last night. New York, Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Iowa, in fact most all the northern states have gone Republican by the largest majorities ever known. Boss Wall conceded Wisconsin to Upham by 30,000. Republicans will have a majority in the next House. Wilson of West Virginia was defeated. Wisconsin sends a solid Republican delegation to Congress. In this district Barnes is defeated by ——,”

Democrat. — “There, that will do. Confound this old telephone, how it works; I never could hear anything through it anyway.”

Stevens Point Journal, (Stevens Point, Wisconsin) Nov 10, 1894


Notes of Joy on the Great Republican Victory.

Evidently the people want a change. — Philadelphia Press.

The crop of democratic clover proves to be all thistles. — Pittsburgh Dispatch.

The people voted for good square meals and plenty of them. — Burlington Hawkeye.

God reigns, and the government by the people for the people has not perished from the earth. — Utica (N.Y.) Herald.

The democrats of this country — but, softly, there. They are all dead to-day. De mortuis nil nisi bonum. — St. Louis Star-Sayings.

Democratic incapacity was on trial. It was convicted, and it ought to be sentenced to a long term of exile from public office. — Baltimore American.

The country rendered an apology for its folly two years ago, with an implied promise that it will be a good many years older before it acts the fool in the same way again. — Kansas City Journal.

The campaign of education has reached its legitimate result and the people after seeming to lean to the democracy have rendered a final verdict in accordance with the facts as learned through bitter experience under democratic policies. — Detroit Tribune.

It is no more political triumph which the returns record. It is a revolution. It is the grandest upheaval of public sentiment against the domination of sectional selfishness in the legislation of congress in the business affairs of this country ever witnessed in the history of the republic. — St. Paul Pioneer Press.

The vote throughout the country generally shows that the people, when full time is given them for consideration, are in favor of American interests and American industries and that the principle of protection to American enterprise and full employment and fair wages to working men has their deliberate approval. — Louisville Commercial.

This is not a victory won by skillful leadership or the unusual popularity of candidates. It is the return of the people to the republican party — a declaration of their belief in the principles for which republicanism stands and of their renewed confidence in the honesty and ability of republican statesmanship to carry out those principles. — Buffalo Express.

Stevens Point Journal (Stevens Point, Wisconsin) Nov 17, 1894

Party of Perfidy Snowed Under

November 2, 2010

The Sandusky Register (Sandusky, Ohio) Nov 7, 1894


A selection of headlines crowing about  the 1894 republican election victories from various newspapers.

Reno Evening Gazette (Reno, Nevada) Nov 8, 1894


Sandusky Register (Sandusky, Ohio) Nov 7, 1894



Fitchburg Sentinel (Fitchburg, Massachusetts) Nov 7, 1894


Reno Evening Gazette (Reno, Nevada) Nov 7, 1894


Sandusky Register (Sandusky, Ohio) Nov 7, 1894



At 2 a.m. Wednesday morning
Tom J. and his crew are all mourning;
He has folded up his circus tent
And, as away off he went,
The Republicans horns are tooting.

Every Republican boy is shouting for joy
On their way home this morning.
We have knocked them out so neat,
We will now raise the price of wheat,
When the Dems all take a back seat;
In the next campaign we’re going to repeat
The dose we’ve given them this morning.

Let all our workingmen awake,
And no more of Tom’s medicine take;
For Tom and free trade is a ban
From which you must free yourself.
We know that he is smiling,
And in many ways beguiling,
But he will fool you if he can.

He opened his barrel at every end,
And he did money freely spend;
But we whacked him on his latter end,
And now our Tom is mourning,
The great free trade law giver.
Good-bye Tome, go up Salt river.

Now at Cleveland, 2:30 a.m., Wednesday morning.

— Captain Jack, of Cottage G. Soldiers’ Home, Sandusky, O.

Sandusky Register (Sandusky, Ohio) Nov 9, 1894


Daily Northwestern (Oshkosh, Wisconsin) Nov 7, 1894


Daily Northwestern (Oshkosh, Wisconsin) Nov 7, 1894


The Evening News (Lincoln, Nebraska) Nov 7, 1894



Fitchburg Sentinel (Fitchburg, Massachusetts) Nov 8, 1894

Election 1894: Get the Vote Out!

October 28, 2010

THE Republican victory should be made so complete this year that its significance will be understood by the whole world.

Reno Evening Gazette (Reno, Nevada) Nov 5, 1894

Get the Vote Out!
There is just one thing left for republicans to do — get out a full vote. There is where the danger lies. The voters are all right. They don’t want any more democratic policy. They was a change. Their experience has been bitter enough. Thousands who voted the democratic ticket in 1892, and who have in recent years been getting into the way of voting the democratic ticket at least occasionally, see their mistake. They regret it. They would not do it if they had it to do over again. This is their genuine feeling. The drift is apparent.

— Sioux City Journal.

After this election the democrats will have to re-organize again, and work like nailers to get the populist pitch off their garments.

Republican success will induce capital to enter upon enterprises that will keep men at work and render a profit. That’s what it will do for capital.

There can be no mistaking the signs over the country. They mark a veritable revolution.
— Sioux City Journal.

The best way in all the world to distribute wealth is to give big wages for good work, and provide good work for all.

Vote for business. There is always a dead-beat faction in every city, but its tickets should never win.

Keep everybody busy. That is the way to keep everybody out of mischief, and out of despondency.

No good man in this section can afford to take any risks on losing a sound republican United States senator. Vote for the republican legislative ticket.

Let every republican come out, rain or shine. No ballot will be lost, although it may be only one in a vast majority. There is more in the election than the mere choice of candidates.
— Sioux City Journal.

Republican success will put labor to work. That’s what it will do for labor.

Daily Huronite (Huron, South Dakota) Nov 5, 1894

Voting Time in Tyrone.

It seems beyond belief that from the placid precints of Hollidayburg may proceed the ?ome frollicking poetical exhuberance. Yet so harmoniously combined are a retrospective remembrance of Tyrone hustle and an intelligent appreciation of the sweep to be made tomorrow by the Republican broom, in at least one active mind there, that the anomaly really appears, to set aside conventialities and demonstrate what queer things may happen.

To one given to writing for the press, it is a certainty that the time comes at least once in his career that he will essay poetry. So it is that our Hollidaysburg friend has unburdened himself of an effusion which has doubtless been formulating in his mind for many years. It is a rare poetic achievement, for the article breaks over all precedents f license in versification, and the stupendous thought conveyed in the lines moves with a vigor and frolic that seems almost to reveal a tumbling over each other of the alphabetical elements which compose it, in the endeavor of each individual letter to reach the end of the poem first and execute the most violent impact against the concluding exclamation point. But here are the verses, to which our old friend and fellow-editor, Samuel Beswick, signs his name:

Voting time in Tyrone
Comes once in four years.
Ketch the coon by his long curl’d tail,
Or ketch him by the ears.
But ketch him! O ketch him!
On the post of honor place him.
Be sure and ketch him
Once in four long years.

Voting time in Tyrone,
Speakers on the stump.
Ketch the coon on the high fence rail,
Or ketch him on the jump.
But ketch him! O ketch him!
In the ballot box secure him.
Make sure and ketch him
Once if four long years.

Voting time in Tyrone,
Here the roosters call!
In the Democratic barn yards!
Just ketch ’em — tails and all.
But ketch ’em! O ketch ’em,
And on the high fence pluck ’em.
Make sure and ketch ’em
Once in four long years!

Tyrone Daily Herald (Tyrone, Pennsylvania) Nov 5, 1894

1894: The Circle Under the Rooster

October 26, 2010


The next day after the November election of 1893 in this county, the editor of THE OHIO DEMOCRAT scratched off the following. The concluding verse, headed “Resurgam” (I shall rise again), is a prediction of a revival which it is hoped the Democrats of Tuscarawas county will verify on Tuesday next, by turning out to the election and voting their ticket. That is all they have to do, to “rise again” and redeem themselves. Democrats of Tuscarawas, will you “rise up,” like your late old chief, the great WILLIAM ALLEN, and be yourselves once more? We believe you will:

Who Killed our Cock Robin?

Who killed the Democratic fowl?
I, said Republican Chairman Souers:
I organized the Republican powers,
And made the Democrat rooster howl;
I killed the fowl.

Who saw the barnyard chicken die?
I, said Republican Secta’ry Douthitt.
There’s no sort of doubt at all about it:
I cut his spurs and closed his eye;
I saw him die.

Who’ll dig the dead bird’s little grave?
I, said John Graham. We all did slay him.
Dead, we’ll now flay him, and then we’ll lay him
Away in the hole I’ll dig so brave;
I’ll dig his grave.

Who’ll be the parson, at obsequies?
I, said Stoutt, of Chronicle fame:
I’ll read the service for the same,
And pray that his soul may rest in peace;
I’ll be the parson.

Who’ll be the sexton to plant his remains?
I, said Peterson, in stentori’n tones:
I’m de very coon to bury hes bones,
and make de hoodoo from he old pertains;
I’ll be de sexton.

Who’ll write his epitaph, giving his points?
I, said Wils. Korns; I’m stuck on the job:
I’ll write it as fine as Pagan Bob,
And give him a send-off to Hades’ joints;
I’ll write his epitaph.

Who’ll be the mourners regretting his fall?
We, said the voters who gave him away:
We’ll never forget the sorrowful day
On which we went back on our emblem all;
We’ll be the mourners.

Who’ll bear the bird’s corpse to its place of rest?
We, said the Democrats true to their own:
We’ll carry his body in honor down,
And drop the myrtles all over his breasts;
We’ll bear the corpse.


Another year hence, our new bird will be grown;
In beauty and strength he will enter the field;
And that same old coon as of yore will yield,
To the might of the spears that will bring him down,
Another year hence.

The Ohio Democrat (New Philadelphia, Ohio) Nov 1, 1894

The Ohio Democrat - Sep 27, 1894

WORK is what counts.
GOLD exports have ceased.
DEMOCRATS are gaining votes daily.
McKINLEY is booming his own panic.
DEMOCRATS, “work while it is yet day.”
THE campaign in New York State is “red-hot.”
THE poll of Indiana shows that it is safely Democratic.
GO to your polling place and vote, as soon as possible.
LET us have some Democratic thunder, boys, at the ensuing election.
THE way to elect your ticket, and the only way, is to go and vote it.
THE people of this State evidently have no more need for a Governor than the French have for a king.
“STOP her!” cries McKINLEY. But the Democratic tariff train keeps going right on, and so does business.
“INDUSTRIAL accounts are on the whole more encouraging,” says Dun’s Review of Saturday last. Just so, though loath to acknowledge it.
ANOTHER month would carry Ohio for the Democracy, in spite of the solid block of 25,00 to 30,000 negro votes owned by the Republican politicians.
EVERY Democrat should do his duty in going to the election and casting his vote by marking a plain X in the circle under the rooster at the head of the Democratic ticket. Then he will have cause to rejoice.

The Ohio Democrat (New Philadelphia, Ohio) Nov 1, 1894


The original nursery rhyme can be read here:

Title: Cock Robin, and Other Nursery Rhymes and Jingles
Pages 9-11
Published: 1883
Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co. – London, Paris & New York.


Galveston Daily News - Nov 6, 1894

Get Out the Vote – 1894

October 22, 2010

Daily Huronite - Nov 5, 1894


Election one week from Tuesday.
“Revised instructions to voters” — Vote the straight republican ticket.
No matter whose county you are in vote the straight republican ticket this year.
All over the state the “straight republican” ticket is the one that has the people with it.



Publisher - Watertown Kampeskian


“Democrats are republicans this year, in self defense,” says the Codington County Kampeskian.
Common sense is the voting demand of the hour. Have you got as much of it as anybody? Use it then.
“A general republican sweep in Kansas would be worth millions to the state,” says the Kansas City Journal.
Do not rest on your oars one instant because you are sure of election. Business interests demand a big majority.
In Minnesota the Political meetings are not designated as “republican” and “democratic” any more. It is the “business men” against populism.
Down with anarchy! Down with every influence which leads to it! Down with every voice that excuses it! Let free government and safe government go hand in hand.
Idle money and idle men cannot produce wealth. It is not more money, any more than more men, that can start the wheels. What we need is to get what we have to work.

Daily Huronite (Huron, South Dakota) Oct 29, 1894

NOTE: C.H. Englesby served in the State Senate, the State Legislature and as the Adjutant General for South Dakota.

Since Hanner Died

October 22, 2010

The Widowed Farmer.

Since Hanner died the sun don’t shine so bright,
The stars don’t twinkle near so keen at night,
The church bell Sunday mornin’ an’t the cheer
It had when she was here.
Since Hanner died.

The very chickens misses Hanner’s care,
And go ’round with a sorter lonesome air,
There an’t no kind of joy about the place
Without her smilin’ face.
Since Hanner died.

The garden tools hang in the apple trees,
The hossweeds are a-killin’ off the peas;
There’s no one here to hoe the taters now,
Er feed the hogs an’ cow.
Since Hanner died.

I s’pose, of course, I’d orter be resigned,
But when I go out in the shed and find
The ax she chopped the wood with all them years,
I wet it with my tears,
Since Hanner died.

— Robley D. Stevenson, in N.Y. Sun.

The Ohio Democrat (New Philadelphia, Ohio) Oct 4, 1894