Jan. 23, 1849 -- HEALTH OF CHESTERTOWN -- The News says...

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January 23, 1999|By Frederick N. Rasmussen

Jan. 23, 1849 -- HEALTH OF CHESTERTOWN -- The News says that there is not a more salubrious location on the Eastern Shore of Maryland than Chestertown, and gives the mortality for 1848, showing the total deaths to have been 35 -- of which 17 were children, but not by bilious fever. The population, white and colored, is about 1,350, and thus the deaths are a fraction over 2 1/2 per cent.

Jan. 24, 1899 -- NEW YORK, Jan. 23 (Special Dispatch to the Baltimore Sun) -- Stock market trading this morning had scarcely a parallel in the history of the exchange. The boom which has been evident in the past few days was continued with greater transactions and a sensational condition of the market. The conflicting forces at work were the great supply of buying orders from outside speculators and investors, and the equally heavy sales by Wall Street holders of stocks which have already risen violently.

Jan. 23, 1949 -- The only method that the Baltimore City Jail has to restrain mentally disturbed inmates is "to handcuff their legs and arms to an iron superstructure, and there they lie," Dr. Manfred S. Guttmacher declared yesterday.

Pub Date: 1/23/99

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