Topic Proportions

Topic Percent
accidents, particularly fires
70.45%
articles that list people, esp. marriage notices
6.82%
hospitals
4.55%
real estate sales and auctions
2.27%
second-hand news
2.27%
deserters
2.27%
secession
2.27%
weather
2.27%
anti-northern diatribes
2.27%
military--often from Western Theater
2.27%
clothing ads
2.27%
From the Sat., Jun. 04, 1864 issue

—An accident occurred at the house of Mrs Susan Cushings yesterday afternoon, at the northern extremity of 18th street, which came near resulting in its destruction by fire. Mrs. C. was cooking her dinner, and after building a fire in the fire-place and putting it on, stepped to a neighbor's for a few minutes. When she returned she found that a chunk of wood had rolled out on the floor, burning a large hole in it, from which a flame was ascending several feet in height. Giving the alarm, several of the neighbors came to her assistance, and the fire was soon extinguished.