Rising Fuel prices, War and Voter fraud!!

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  1. Grant B

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    I read the news today, O Boy.....

    Well it's actually a San Francisco Chronicle newspaper I found in the wall of my house dated October 7, 1904

    Coal prices were up to $7 a ton

    The Headlines were the battle of Port Arthur.Japan was preparing for a long War with Russia. War expense was calculated at $1,000,000,000 or $20 per capita. Special dispatches were from St Petersburg and Tokyo.

    Local voter fraud was being fought with a new invention, the voting machine! They were on exhibition at the time of the paper....we will be getting them any day now
    [​IMG]

    In other news Misses' two piece Tailor Suits were a whopping $7.50
    Real Estate lots were going for $10 a lot!

    Mrs Grace Dory attempted to steal 3 picture frames from the Emporium and will be tried for Petty Larceny. Her husband is a Machinist and they have 5 children

    In New York the Pennsylvania Railroad was acquiring a block of land near the Brooklyn terminus of the Long Island Railroad for skyscrapers

    Mont Pelee was belching Balls of fire

    Cat Meat in Pittsburg used for chop suew. The Humane socity aroused by the use of this ingredient for the Chinese Delicacy

    And on the science front: a French doctor has a Bacillus which will give indefinite long life!!

    Anyways thought it was interesting and how the news never really changes much

    Grant
     
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    Jeff
    I heard the same story. Those are the exact words and the paper is from 1904. Our house was built in 1894 but they got that new fangled high tech electricity in 1904 ....the wiring was next to the gas lighting.
    It continues:
    Those living in the Chinese quarters affect indifference in regard to the crusade against them. Evidence of the practice is said to be in the possession of the humane society, which will enter a complaint of cruelty against certain Chinese.

    Strange wording but thats what it says
     
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    I liked the one about the lots going for $10. a pop. This was 18 months before the infamous 1906 quake!

    I wonder how many suckers took that one and built earthquake fodder on them! [​IMG]

    Glenn
     
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    SF moved west about a block a year. The center of the city survived pretty well.. the fire afterwards destroyed more then the quake.
    Most in my neighborhood lasted through both... many were killed by real bad tastes in the 50s & 60s
    Yes tear down the Victorian and put up bad stucco

    Maybe the bad drugs wiped out their tastes
     
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    ooops, wrong thread
     
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    Zen, what honors?

    It was commonplace to refer to all asians as "Chinese" well into the middle part of the century. In fact in the inner city where my mom teaches, any store owned by an Asian regardless of national origin is called "The Chinese Store"
     
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    Wait, I thought Korea's chief crop was Kim Che? [​IMG]

    Jay
     
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    > The people from the north of my country eat dogs also. We from the south find the practice despicable so we eat cats instead.

    So eating cats is less offensive than eating dogs?

    Actually, I don't see much difference between eating cats & dogs vs. cows, pigs, sheep, etc., as long as you're not eating someone's pet.
     
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    Do you actually know what is in the great American food - the Hot Dog......
     
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