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Brownstown Banner (Newspaper) - May 16, 1878, Brownstown, Indiana A raw Tatun Munur. Bro rtt town. the a y. The Motet Bell punch musically Tings to the tone gurgling spirits in Louisiana and the state expects to its debts and free its citizens from taxation at the expense the red nosed population. It is presumed by those who Are not presumptuous that the legislature itself will wipe out a Good Many figures from the slate. The audience Pius in used to be held with a great Deal state. The Pope entered with a court cardinals mgr. Participant a prelates and Noble guards. He mounted the throne made a Short address in fluent French with excellent accent in Rich sonorous italian and ended with the Benediction. But there is no such elegant Royal ceremony now. The remarkable Medlicott collection rare books is to be sold the owner pm. C. Medlicott Longmeadow mass., having suffered reverses. He began Over thirty years ago to buy books and manuscripts relating to the development the English language and literature and being until lately a roster Ous manufacturer he spent a Large amount Money his books. The ruling passion Strong in death quot is illustrated in the language used by Morrissey in his last hours when he knew that death was inevitable. Quot i m a five Dollar horse in a thousand Dollar Pool quot was one his despairing expressions and when failing and about to yield in the struggle with the Stern monster who outruns and conquers All he said i am running a neck and neck race with death and am the people Cincinnati do not care about finishing their Southern Railroad. For the original ten millions in june 18 39, the yeas were 15,435, nays 1,500. For the six millions in March 1876, the yeas were 21,333. Nays 9,323. And now the voters Cincinnati refuse to Advance any More Money to finish the Road by a majority 219. The action an investigating committee in mousing out corruption in the use funds by the trustees no doubt greatly influenced the voters against the two million loan. An article in a German Magazine the state Japan states that 1,800,000 children Are receiving instruction the european principle in Twenty two thousand schools. Newspapers in the vernacular Are beginning to circulate largely. The Osaka Nippon has a circulation ten thousand a Day. It is announced that the japanese government intend taking the censorship papers published in a foreign language into their own hands instead leaving them As hitherto under the control their respective consulates. The consumption Olive Oil by the italians is said to be something marvelous. It is used by the people daily and forms a part nearly every dish the table even to their sauces and pastry and when meat is scarce absent they mix with the Oil bread Rice vegetables etc., and make a Savory mess. It is also used by the better classes As an illuminating agent. The opera House in Florence is lighted solely by Moderator lamps and the Light Given by the great chandelier in which Olive Oil is used is soft and agreeable being Brilliant without a Glare. The London athon rum says quot transatlantic journals often contain English literary gossip far More curious than any which we Are Able to Supply. Sometimes however the imposition Practised their credulous readers is rather too extreme As for instance when is is said that a lady has received in appointment the staff the London. Times that the editor the London Babij news now sits in the press gallery the House commons and dictates editorials by Telephone to a stenographer and that the pall mall Gazette is the property the first lord the admiralty quot a City paper says that above a thousand newspapers and periodicals Are now detained in the Cincinnati Post office for Wanton prepayment postage most them from insufficient postage one cent for every ounce and fraction ounce being the rate. This is certainly a mistake. The quot United states official guide quot april 1878page 24, gives the Price for quot third class matter quot at one cent for two ounces fraction thereof. Among the articles enumerated in this division quot newspapers when not sent to regular subscribers quot and periodicals Are included. We have consulted the assistant postmaster this Point and he informs us that one cent for each two ounces is the Correct Domestic news a you pkg woman named Smith disappointed in marriage drowned herself and child at Bath n. B., recently. Amos Inskeep my Derer Deputy sheriff Rockwell Logan county o., was arrested at Plain City saturday. Julian do Dreka a Young Man Twenty two years old while fishing in Dix River near Stanford ky., was drowned. Eighteen persons Are ascertained to have been lost in the Minneapolis Mill fire. The loss property was $800,000 insured for $500,000. Lenord the russian Organ denies the new York statement that Russia has enrolled five thousand irishmen to invade Nova Scotia and new Brunswick. The Adams express company Are now bringing merchandise to Cincinnati from new York in Twenty four and a half hours the quickest time Ever made Between the two cities. In the Indiana municipal elections the 7th, both parties claim gains and a Good showing quot straws quot but it is possible that the municipal elections Are no indications party strength. Alter y. Iii Del Danville pa., and w c. Kobler Hanover pa., students at the theological Seminary at Gettysburg pa., were acc Dently drowned by the upsetting a boat in Spring Lake. The people Cincinnati by popular vote have refused to Grant an additional loan $2,000,000 for the completion their Southern Railroad. The vote for the loan was 11,237 against 11,456. At Indianapolis recently a Man named Jessie Noble was shot and fatally wounded by Fred. Hof Tinan an alleged cattle thief. Noble was assisting officers Williams and Conroe in making the arrest. Hoffman escaped. The Schooner Geno capsized in a Squall Laue Pontchartrain the other Day. Captain Spiro and All Lioard were lost except Lewis Kline aged fourteen who Clung to the wreck and was rescued by the Steamer Cai Uelia. Adv is from Texas say the band train robbers that has for several months been plundering the Houston and Texas Central and Pacific railroads has been broken up and a number the gang arrested. At Toronto Canada four thieves entered the residence John Johnson and demanded his Money. Refusing he was tied to a bed and beaten fatally with a club. All the Money the thieves secured was one Dollar. Several arrests have been made. At Decatur 111., a tramp named Edwards shot and killed a Well known citizen named r. G. Is ineral. The tramp was caught in the act stealing harness and while Sim Meral attempted to make an arrest the tramp fired a shot from a revolver killing simmer Al almost instantly. Nexky ii Einman employed by the Wabash company As a Helper in the round House in Lafayette Indi Ahia committed suicide by cutting his Throat with a Butcher knife. He was found lying in. His cellar. No cause is assigned for the deed. He leaves a family a wife and four children. Cyrus f. York freight conductor the Wabash railway aged thirty five was knocked the train one mile East fort Wayne ind. Lii teen loaded cars passed Over him. Both legs and one Arm were taken off and the body crushed beyond recognition. Deceased leaves a wife and three children. Tue grand Encampment i. O. O. F., Ohio convened it Lancaster the 7th in great strength All the encampments in the state being represented but one. Excursion trains brought immense throngs a people to the City and All the Day tie streets were jammed. A grand patriarchal Parade took place in the afternoon. The Coal miners st. Clair and Madison counties Illinois opposite st. Louis have Public slide an Appeal asking for provisions to keep to Weir families from starving. They say they have been working for from one cent to one and a half cent Bushel at which they can it make More than from four to five dollars per week a sum totally insufficient to Supi Ort them. The wedding senator Don Cameron to miss Lizzie Sherman was celebrated at Cleveland the tue inst. The costumes and Floral decorations were magnificent and the Happy couple received $100,000 Worth j resents. The i Ridal party left after the wedding festivities for new York the quot a i per quot and a handful Rice being thrown after Triem for Good Luck. Ilo Smer m. Dorst Findlay Ohio a Young Man aged Twenty two was drowned in Blanchard River near that town a few evenings since. A Friend was with him at the time but for some reason was unable to Render assistance. The River was dragged nearly two hours before the remains were discovered but by that time life was entirely extinct. His tragic and sudden death caused great gloom where he was Well known. Mott the spirit materialized Memphis mo., whom thou ands have flocked to see was exposed monday by j. H. Pattee Monmouth 111., who attended a seance and squirted aniline through a ring he had pre a ared for that purpose into the face one the spirits which appeared at the aperture the Cabinet. The face at once disappeared lights were brought in and Mott was found Avith his face covered with aniline stains. The affair created great excitement in Memphis. Edmund Megy the recognized Leader the commune in new York City and who is said to be the individual who caused the death archbishop Darby Paris and chief police Gre boy was arraigned lately in the new York court charged with threatening the life Harry w. Marks attache the world newspaper. Justice Smith soundly lectured Megy telling him that the commune was not an institution this country and it principles would not be tolerated Here. He held him in $500 bail to keep the peace. During the late North Carolina elections there was a fight at Weldon. A dispute arose As to a negro s right to vote words and then blows. Capt. J. L. Emery was struck the head and badly Hurt. Eight ten shot were then fired at the rioters. John Purnell a negro was shot in the Mouth and breast. He died in five hours. Another negro was wounded in the shoulder. The sheriff a Republican spoke to the rioters. Then a prominent newspaper Man spoke. Next the mayor the town. Emery and Robt. Day were bound Over in $2,000 each. The excitement was great and people were wild at the time. During the riot the polls were closed. The arrival sunday by the steamship germanic Captain a. Griffenberg the russian Royal Navy and h. W. Hunt said to be in the employ the russian admiralty office for the purpose superintending the Purchase vessels for the russian government was fresh cause excitement and discussion among ship brokers in new York. The two officers started immediately for Washington in a response to a dispatch in cipher from the russian minister. Capt. Griffenberg is said to be a brother count Griffenberg who is in command the russians Board the Cumbria. It is stated their visit to this country is to select immediately fast vessels suitable As cruisers. The quot nationals quot held a convention in Philadelphia the st. They Cut Loose from both parties and presented a state ticket respectable men and a platform which among other reforms demands a National paper Money greenbacks based not alone two metals Silver and Gold but upon the entire wealth and integrity the nation which should be issued in sufficient quantities to revive our prostrate industries by enabling the people to associate freely with each other in the Exchange services commodities and ideas and thereby ending the suffering and ruin our people this Money should be Legal tender for All debts Public private. At Prospect Park Brooklyn Peralto a mexican began saturday morning the attempt to ride 305 Miles in fifteen hours. He made the first Hundred Miles in four hours and Twenty minutes. He changed horses every mile. The fastest mile was made in two minutes and thirteen seconds and 159 Miles were covered in seven hours and Twenty minutes. Peralto completed his 301k Miles at seven p. M., when the fifteen hours had expired but continued Riding until he made the appointed 305 Miles at ten minutes past seven clock doing the last mile in two minutes and forty one seconds. The rain the afternoon made the track heavy the feat would doubtless have been accomplished. A number City elections were held throughout the state California the 7th. At Redwood City Nevada City and san Leandro the a Orkin Nien made a clean sweep and elected their ticket. At Hay wards and Alameda Gilroy Stockton and Woodland the citizens ticket was mostly successful the workingmen electing one two candidates Only. The state Central committee the workingmen party issued an address to the people the state deposing Kearney from the chairmanship the committee reciting charges fraud corruption , and insanity against him and calling upon the working men to renounce their allegiance to the Arch agitator in favor a proper organization the party. Shortly after seven clock the morning May a a Jio table engine standing in front Bohlen Ilse amp co s ice House foot Jei Forson Street Memphis exploded with terrific Force instantly killing Tom hoist the Engineer and probably fatally injuring Jim Kenneday fireman. The following labourers were also wounded Barney Burns leg broken Tom Steede Arm broken and scalded James Jeanone Arm broken and severely scalded a Friday Gilhen coloured who was passing the spot the Way to his work was severely scalded. The engine was used in hoisting ice out a Barge into the ice House and a fire had been built under it with Little no water in the boiler Whilt a was discovered at the moment the explosion. A piece Boier was driven through the Wall Latta s soap factory and another piece into Glenn s wharf boat a Block away. A Large number labourers Extension the Chicago amp Alton Railroad Between Mexico and Marshall mo., struck the st. Several Hundred them congregated at Glasgow where one them was killed monday and another badly wounded. The sheriff quot Howard county with a Strong Osse citizens failed to quell the disturbance. The strike by labourers the Chicago amp Alton Railroad Extension seems to have been for Back wages the men not having been paid for four weeks. They also demanded $1.50 per Day being an Advance Twenty five cents per Day. About one Hundred them went to the Ofhie . Timothy Monoghan one the contractors and notified him their wants and asked him what he was willing to do. Whereupon he Drew a revolver and fired one shot into the crowd hitting John Gorman in the Temple inflicting a dangerous wound. Monoghan gave himself up to the authorities and was released by Squire summary. The British parliament reopened May 6, after the easter recess. The British government has ordered a million pounds weight lint and other appliances for wounded. Corbett amp Mcclymont builders London Putney Surbiton and Westgate the sea have failed. Liabilities $7,000,-000 assets upward one thousand houses valued at from $25,000 to $40,000 each. Count von Bulow Secretary state for the foreign office is gazetted As official substitute for Prince Bismarck in the department foreign affairs Admiral von Stosch in matters connected with the Navy and . Stephan in the administration posts and telegrams. A Vienna dispatch says anarchy reigns in the newly annexed districts Montenegro. Albanians christians and moslem refuse to submit to the Prince Montenegro and War May break out at any moment. The austrian government has telegraphed to Smyrna ordering three men War there to proceed to Cattaro. A dispatch from Pera says petitions and protests Are reaching the Porte and embassies from All sides against the territorial arrangement the treaty san Stefano. One from the Pandjak Varna declares the inhabitants will resist by Force russian occupation the fortress. Another from Batum makes a direct Appeal to England and reports that the russians Are advancing toward the town. Information comes from the Dobruska that a rising in that District is imminent. An incident has Arisen in Roumania which is not Likely to facilitate the conclusion the military convention which Russia is urging the romanians. The eleventh russian Rainy corps has occupied the line the River largish by which communication Between the romanian army in Little Wallachia and Headquarters at Bucharest is interrupted. From a military Point View this was a necessary precaution As largish forms the first line defense Westward by which communication Between the Danube and Moldavia can be secured but the romanian government has addressed a protest to Russia and to the other . Which the Senate should know and moved that the doors be closed. Agreed to and the doors were closed for secret legislative business. During secret session the debate was in regard to information As to the claim mentioned before the judiciary committee which it is said should not be made Public As it might defeat the ends Justice. When the doors were opened the Indian appropriation Bill was discussed. Various unimportant amendments were agreed to and the Bill having been considered in committee the whole was reported to the Senate the amendments u Ade in committee concurred in and the Bill was read a third time and passed. The Bill to repeal the bankrupt Law was considered and there was considerable debate the Date clause some desiring the immediate repeal the Law. Before the question was set the to a motion to adjourn a i in the House the joint Resolution reported from the committee education and labor for the enforcement the eight hour Law in All the departments the government gave Rise to a Lively discussion in course which . Banks quot denounced the disregard Law by the government As scandalous and infamous and . Butler Massachusetts advocated a penalty for its disregard and said there was More powder and Ball wanted in the administration the Laws. The joint Resolution passed. The Bill authorizing the cutting Timber tie Public lands for Domestic use was passed and a Long debate was had in committee the w Hole the Tariff Bill. In the House May 3, in committee the quot Whort the legislative appropriation Bill an amendment was adopted reducing the amount appropriated for rent Freedman s Bank Bui Ding in Washington from$14,000 to 10,000. Several amendments were rejected and the Reading the Bill being concluded the committee Rose and reported the Bili to the House but no action was taken in the House May 3, the special pension Bills passed at night numbered just one Hundred. Among them Are pensions to the widows general Robert Anderson general Charles l. Lovel and Admiral Charles Wilkes. Or. Stephens from the committee coinage reported a Bill to retire the five and three cent Silver pieces and to Stop their further coinage also providing that fractional subsidiary Silver Coin shall be Legal tender to the extent Twenty dollars and shall be exchangeable at the Treasury for the other Legal tender Money when presented in sums Twenty do Lars Over. Ordered printed and recommitted. The House then took up the a Finise d business yesterday being the legislative appropriation Bill. An amendment uttered by . Gibson appropriating $185,000 for he re establishment the new Orleans mint was agreed to yeas 125, nays 95. The big was then passed. In the Senate May most the House pension Bill was acted . The proposition in Legard to salaries agents was agreed to. It makes the All uniform at $4,000, and gives to each in addition fifteen dollars for each one Hundred vouchers made out. The clause requiring All pension agents to be selected after july 1 from disabled soldiers which would have displaced Early All the present agents was amended so As to provide that the terms All present agents shall expire january next and thereafter All agents shall be either disabled Union soldiers the wives and daughters Union soldiers. The bankrupt act and the Bill to repeal the specie resume tion act were both discussed. In the House . Shelby at the request messes. Bobbins and Tucker moved to suspend the rules and pass the Bill reducing the tax snuff and chewing and smoking eco to sixteen cents a Pound cigars to five dollars per thousand cigarettes weighing not More than three and one half pounds to the thousand one Dollar and a Quarter per thousand and weighing Over three and one half pounds five dollars thousand. The motion was not agreed to yeas 120 nays 115�?not two thirds voting in the affirmative. The House then proceeded to the consideration the Bill establishing a permanent form government for the let i strict Columbia. Tie Bill in its amended form removes the property qualification in regard to commissioners and members Council and abolishes the poll tax. Without disposing the question the House adjourned. In the Senate May 7, the Bill preventing the futher cancellation greenbacks was ordered to a second Reading and then referred to the committee finance. The pension appropriation Bill after some discussion was referred from committee the Liole to the Senate various Amend me to from that committee concurred i in the Bill was read a third time and passed. The amendment requiring All vat fancies in the office commissioner pensions to be filled by disabled Union soldiers was among the Numier Axi opted. The Indian Bill was taken up and pending discussion the Senate went into executive session and when the doors reopened adjourned. In the House the District Columbia government Bill was a sed. After three ballots the Tarif Bill was taken up in committee the whole and . Banks spoke against it. In the Senate May a the Bill to forbid the further retirement United states notes was called up and referred to the committee finance. Consideration the Indian a Propri Aton Bill was resumed and a number amendments favouring a reduction a it proper nations and the salaries employees in certain agencies were adopted. In the House after the morning hour in which no important business was trans acted members went into committee the whole the Tariff Bill. Or. Tucker Mem ber the ways and Means committee took the floor and spoke in support the Bill. The committee Rose without action. Or. Ellis introduced a Bill to incorporate the Ocean navigation company and to restore the Shii Ping interests the United states. The House then took a recess to 7 30 p. M., the evening session to be for general debate lii to it in Senate May 9. Or. Davis 111., called up the Senate Bill to provide for the distribution the awards m a de under the convention Between United states America and Mexico concluded the 4th july 1s6s. A discussion ensued in regard to certain alleged fraudulent claims Benjamin Well and the Llabra Silver mining company. Or. Edmunds chairman the judiciary committee said there were some things in the Possession the committee in regard to these claims Andrew Jackson s death bed. A reporter the Nashville american visited Hannah Jackson coloured relict the Rev. Aaron Jackson Olio recently died at the age ninety two years. He found her at Lio. 161 South summer Street where she resides with a daughter. The reporter told aunt Hannah that he desired to obtain from her reminiscences her Early life in connection with the Hermitage. She said she was growing old and could not Tell it All As straight As Aaron her late husband could. Aaron knew it All and it was often that they sat by the fire and talked Over old times when they were with Diarse Jackson. They were always treated like White folks. Said she As the tears trickled Down her Cheeks quot Marse Jackson was a father to us servants be was so Good and kind to us. The morning he died the House was crowded and the whole Yard two Hundred and fourteen darkies were living his place. It was very distressing. They tried to carry me out when old in arse was dying and he told them to let me alone. You see i had always waited him and he was t going to drive me out. No he said let Hannah remain if she wants to and i i was t going to surrender my place to any one though i so full grief All the time that i could hardly stay in the room. Every morning . Esselman told me to get a fresh egg and mix it with milk and Brown sugar and let old Marie eat it. I did it regularly. When came in Friday morning with that egg and Brown sugar and milk i says to George Harris is old Marse a5leex>? he says no George looked me in the face and said Hannah you will soon be done Totin this into old Marker and then saturday morning i carried it in again. Old Marse did t take it for some time and when he did it was a Long swill like it went Down so heavy. I can t Tell you what 1 Felt then and Here the aged woman wept like a child. Quot i knew death was mighty nigh when he could t take that Little bit a morsel. Sunday morning i did t see any change in him. Marse was asked if he knew them All. Yes he said i know you All though i can t see you and they brought him his specs and he said he recognized them All. The first thing i knew George Harris cried i and it was repeated Back to the Kitchen. I old Marse was not dead but his breath had stopped. All crowded ii a the room when . Esselman said they must go out. Tie doctor gave him Roni ething and it revived him up and lie lived until eight clock in the evening. White and Black were All standing in the room together just before he died. No distinction was shown in the eyes old Marker. Turning his eyes t. me and George were standing he said and Here s poor George and Hannah they be been faithful servants to me. I have left it so you will be taken care As Long As there is a bit property left he then called mrs. Adams up and told her he had fully provided for her and she would not Sutier Lor anything. Just before he died he preached his own Sermon. He said friends Christ is no respecter persons and what i say to one i say to All and i have a right to the tree life prepare to meet me in heaven where i am going and now All cried out look look and old Marse was dead. His soul went right straight up to heaven i know it did and my husband has gone up to meet him and i won t be Long Here. Hull and always said old preached his own funeral. And he did too. George Harris and me were head waiters and we could not help crying bitterly when the last spark went out and old Marker s spirit was taken up into heaven by the Angels a Little boy ran away from Home and while enjoying himself in forbidden Fields a Thunder storm came up. And it. Began to Hail. His guilty conscience needed no accuser. Running Home he burst into the presence his astonished Mamma exclaiming breathlessly quot mama god s a growing stones at me quot the daughters the Duke Buckingham know How to Cook an excellent dinner but the truth will and must come to the surface. They could t Tell a Ceramic from a cow and they throw h s at people horrid. This May precipitate the War but we can t help it we need the item. George in s extravagance and love spending had no Bounds provided that it was not his own Money that he . Y. Sim. What an excellent Bank cashier he would have made

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