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Kokomo Saturday Tribune (Newspaper) - August 21, 1880, Kokomo, Indiana
Kokomo saturday Tribune. Vol. 28. A Republican journal. Kokomo ind. Saturday August 21, 1880. No 45 second edition saturday aug. 21, 4 80 o clock . The poor Many a Friend once again. His manner of doing business ten years ago. The Vamp Luh placed upon Tho dead child of an employee. 4 you set too Iii irk a Price on your damned Young it u i Ruilt Fly i Abi for i ii Streel i it f in Kelt. The affidavit of a Labouring Man. Together with some court records. Special Telegram to the Cincinnati Yawner rial. Indianapolis aug. 16.�?i undertook to write the record of Hon. Vim. H. English and the first chapter has already been furnished to the readers of the commercial. All that his record. As it has been and will be published. Is but that of the courts in a City where he has lived Twenty years and where he has accumulated a Fortune of Mill ions. The first chapter of this record appears on file third Page of this Issue a editors i began Back ten years ago when a suit was brought by John Smith against the citizens Street railway company of which we. H. English was president and the controlling owner. A a John Smith drayman 76 Fayette Street Dep Oseth and Saith that he came to Indianapolis nearly fifteen years ago As an employee of the Street railway company that he was engaged As car starter at the stables of the company and was a faithful and efficient hand and had charge of the stables at night and in die Early morning. That vim. H. English the president of the company did bring from Scott county Indiana his former Home a Large number of inexperienced men and boys who were employed As Drivers at Low wages and that one of these Drivers while running his team along Illinois Street at the Corner of Georgia ran Over and killed my Little girl Ellen aged eleven years sue living but Kour minutes. Atter the humoral said we. H eng i fish came to nit and wanted to know what i was going to do about the matter saying he supposed the company would have to pay me something and proposed that tile sum should be left to father be Sonies the Catholic priest of this City. To this i agreed and alter investigating All the circumstances the e Ither gave As his decision one thousand dollars and funeral expenses. This sum or. English then refused to pay and proposed to leave the award to arbitrators. To Titis i agreed when tile same sum was agreed upon and this t of he i t fused to pay. Acting under advice As i am not educated i gave the Case to the Law firm of Porter Harrison amp fish Back telling them i had no ready Money but they might have he a of for their fee. The Case came to trial in 1870. But by fore the trial the smile Day or. English took a change of venue. A tile Case was set for Danville november i. 1s70, and or Porter was present and i had my witnesses whom i had to Ray their want s and expenses Day by Day. Or. English was there and made Alioth r affidavit getting a postponement on account of the absence of some of his witnesses. My lawyers then told me that t in game was to Wear me jut As a or Man having left the company and bought a horse and Dray and that in order to or it vent any trick i had bet Ter get a lawyer there to watch the Case and i got Hon. L. M. Campbell Vav Lien the Case came up again i was there with my witnesses among the in being John baser the policemen who saw the Accident and by swearing to something or. English got it staved off again. Before it came up the third time i was sitting on my Dray at the Corner of Pennsylvania and Washington streets by Fletcher amp Sharpens Bank. When or. English came along and said a a Here Smith we ought to Settle this matter and not be Lawing about it you can to afford it. A i told him he had never done As he agreed to and tile court would have to decide. He then said a a in la Settle with you. Come Down Street a when i again said die lawyers would a tend to the matter at that he became quite excited and said this co off we 5 d in t re to Iii e in suit. She agreed to that and signed a release but i never signed it because i was not satisfied with such a settlement and of the Way i had been treated. A the whole expense to me was Over a thousand dollars caused by the postponement Aud i had to sell a Little House to pay my witnesses Ami expenses aside from attorneys tees i used to work in the Hudson River Ramiro Al and lived in Westchester county a. G. Wheeler was headmaster and Daniel Carp Mer walking Boss. A i own my property in Layette Street have two drays and have All the work i can do. I s John x Smith. Mark. Attest w. D. i he record shows that the suit was filed May 8, 1870, and on Ord r Book 29 of tile Marion civil circuit court is Hie decree giving change of venue on petition of defendant and payment of costs. In fee Book no. 21, it appeals that we. C. Smock. County clerk received from defendant $200, leaving a balance of fifty cents and that the bal acre of the costs amounting to �12 65. Is vet unpaid. In the office of Porter who is now associated with his son i found the old record regarding the final settlement of the Case. It is in the hand writing of general Ben. Harrison the a a Mark of John Smith is witnessed by Russell b. Harrison the Well known appointee of the United states mint and the sequel of the fight of the poor Many a Friend As against an uneducated irishman is thus tersely told a this Case is compromised As Fol lows 600 Cash $250 in car tickets and note of the company endorsed by we. H. English for $150 for six months. We have retained �200 in car tickets tor our fee $5� to pay Campbell s fee and have paid to John Smith $550 Cash the note for $150 and 550 in car tickets Are left by John in our Safe. His John x Smith. Mark. Witness r. B. it May be added that the note was duly collected for Smiths Benefit the Filiti amount and $50 in car tickets being turned Over to him. In company with or. By. C. Hewiett the Grain dealer i called at bather bes Sonies residence on Maryland Avenue and he endorsed or. Smith s character in High terms As a Man of truth. He said he was a member of the Temperance society and what he said could be relied upon though so far As lie was individually concerned he did not wish to make any written statements that might be dragged into politics blather be Sonies. However remembered perfectly the death of the Little girl and the manner in which a change of venue was taken together with attendant circumstances. A a daring the fall of 1865, a gentleman who now resides in this City. But who at tile time mentioned lived in South Eastern Indiana determined to go South invest in a Plantation and go into the Cotton Trade. On Board of a boat on the Mississippi River lie fell in with a sleek looking Little fellow who gave his name As a Rajah a Kidd and said that his Home was in Wabash ind. He too was going South for the purpose of investing in a Cotton Plantation. During the journey Down the River he made himself agreeable and concluded to Stop at Helena with the other Pirty where they could both look at the country together. They Ware however Carri d past Helena and landed ten Miles below there on the Mississippi Side. Two Days were spent Iii looking at the country in that Vicinity when the last named received a Lei pram ? from his folks urging his immediate return Home. Would i Friend look Aker his interest while he was absent is cure him a Plantation of two or three Hundred anti write or Telegraph him when he would return at once. The other party assented to this and in the course of two weeks did secure a Plantation tor him adjoining the one which he had leased. He wrote to the major at Wabash once twice several times but never received any reply. Finally by paying the person with whom he had arranged tor the Plantation the sum of it a 50, lie was it Ita it be from any further liability. He remained there several years it Hen he a get Evert thing he had invested Iii Cotton and returned North and shortly after removed to this City where he has been and is now Dot no a fir to rate business. The circumstance had escaped his mind until la t saturday when he acc Dently run across the i or who was to icy in this City and the major t him Seiv Niagara. A visit to this great Waterfall Clifton aug. 12, 1ss0 dear Tribune a did you Ever visit Niagara fall it you did not then you have tailed to Sec the greatest exhibition Ever Given by n lure on this continent. I will not att nip to describe n. U cannot let a painted by words so As to give any proper conc option of u to any on who has not seen it. To it River one Mil above the b alls is a it out one and a flair Miles wide possibly More. From Buffalo to Hie bails it is one to two Mies wide i he first strange thing i notice about Hus River is that for tilted Miles above the Falls it runs through a very level country and Mere Are no Bluffs on either Side. Indeed the water level is but Little below the general level of the land on both sides of the River. At grass Island about three Miles above the balls the current becomes perceptibly stronger though the surface of the water is not roughened any until you have gone a mile or a mile and a half further Down. Then the bed of the River becomes very rough and the water very turbulent. I he current from there to the balls rus perhaps forty Miles per flour. This part of the River is known As the rapids. It must be seen to be appreciated. Tile bed of the River Here has a declination of about thirty degrees a in Many places the water leaping Over precipices from five to Twenty feet High. The River Here is a White foaming Seething Rushing roaring torrent broken and lashed into indescribably grand turbulence by Falls and immense rocks weighing thousands of tons Over which it plunges. A Quarter of a mile above the Falls we come to Goat Island and several smaller islands. The dimensions of Goat Island Are inclusive about sixty acres. This Island divides the River into two Rivers that on the american cuts a Channel 500 feet deep through the Granite Hill and goes off towards the East. Making another right Angle in its course. In this Whirlpool the water has been sounded to a depth of 900 feet we polled the train coming up with the e m Issi ssi Phi plan How it was applied to a Greenback orator by the boys of Shubzda. Ads sides cast on a tit id 7. This indicating mix d i no the blowing result Hancock 70 w Eaver be taken As a Straw course it the wind in a crowd. A Aubain a a Republican the dispatch s falsehoods. 99 May ill v Iana a shows up you Are a Man with a Black heart come Down Here to i Vidt the democratic t is i ail re till of it a a a a it filial to a kit to a a a in a Damn find Uil. Side being Only about one fourth the a v to he editors of the Tribune in reply to a snort at tide written by me in which it was shown that Lite editors of the dispatch in their frantic efforts to injure the Good name of Gen. 1 Garfield had attempted to Palm off on their re Tilers an extract from a Taw yer a Brief As a part of a decision of a judge of the supreme court of the United states the dispatch says that in that article i attempted to Decloud a tact. Now the Only tact that i had in j mind at that time was the tact that j tor party purposes the dispatch would and did distort a democratic falsehood i a made out of whole cloth and then publish it for truth. The poor att met of the dispatch editors to cover up the j fact which i a bed it used a Viz that they had published a falsehood shows that my be clouding process did not sue need very Well. They say a it is not so vital whether judge Doolittle or judge Sway be uttered the above As whether the charge is so far As my controversy with the dispatch goes the Only vital question is a did the dispatch he in order to deceive its readers they say it is not vital to this discussion whether one judge or another used the language. It is vital though that no judge Ever used the language quoted. It is vital that the whole Story is a democratic lie. It is vital to this controversy that the dispatch knew it was it was refuted As from Tho Chicago Tribune. Gun. Weaver is not the Only greenbacks who has discovered that the democratic party South is the party of bigotry intolerance and oppression that the Southern leaders still connect Energy with murder As they did when they were slave holders still believe that there is no virtue except in violence and that the readiest Way to convince a Man of his error is to put him to death general Weaver has told Ion Story and now comes a not less distinguished Greenbacker or. J. H. Randall and tells his. Dreads like one of the pages from that portion of our history the arguments of which consist in the Hiss of the Scourge the bark of the pistol and the clash of the Bowie knife. Or. Randall has been campaigning for the Greenback ticket in Alabama Aud Mississippi along the j Alabama line. The National View the National Greenback Organ contains the following startling account Over his own signature of extra Ordi or. Randall found nary experiences that the democrats everywhere insist the Railroad station Vej upon dividing time and raising a South Side a bloody shirt a and appealing to Southern prejudices. The democrats finally begin to disturb the Greenback meetings. At last at a place with the remarkable name of Shubzda the democrats decided that they could tolerate free speech no will Lay rough hands on me. A peaceable citizen ? your citizens would not approve any such conduct towards a citizen. B see what a reflection it would your town. M. B. off a a you had better get out of Here while you have a in search of help a we started directly for the croup of bulldozers making inquiry of persons we met where the Marsha House was had it pointed out to Btu retold he was not at Home. N hiking a Man sitting under a i Ore shed near the Railroad track we went up and asked him if there a any Protection there for a civil citizen from an insulting and meddlesome mob. Then turning to a group of bulldozers five of whom were Well dressed gentlemanly and sober he said i guess he won t do you Ary harm boys better let him by this Tim there had gathered fifteen or Twenty Black men and two Middle aped White men. The m. B. D. Said Gnu done to know what you Saynor who he is we heard him then turning to us he said a you re a White Man with a Black heart come Down Here to Divide the democratic party and we done to want and won t have no such damned men in this the party who had served the note of warning to leave on us followed up with a he a one of the Trump cards of the Greenback party and yesterday he gave the democrats hell. Damn him we can fix him. We run things Here a the result was that or. Randall was escorted by the democratic Lead is to and put upon the which he addressed Therio Lent crowd As follows a slam sorry on your account that tour conduct has been such toward me this Day As to confirm me in the belief of All that has been said in other parts of the country about your treatment of men who honestly disagree with you politically. Size of that on the Canada Side. At the Lowar end of the Island Are the b alls. The b alls on the american sine Are nearly halt a mile wide and 164 feet High. The water Here plunges Over a nearly straight precipice. On the Canada Side tie Width of the Falls is nearly a mile and Are known As the horse shoe bails. To me the Preci pice Here looks More in a great though somewhat Triangle tile Apex being up the River. Again i Tell you i cannot describe the balls every minute you see hundreds of millions of tons of Waler precipitated directly downwards nearly two Hundred feet into a great Canon or Channel Cut out of the solid Granite. The Walls of tile Channel below tile balls Rise to the height of from two to three Hundred feet. The country below the balls is level As it is above but Hie surface of the water below the balls is from two Hundred it three Hundred feet below the level of the land on both sides approaching the balls the River runs a Little North 01 West. As soon As it has made its plunge it turns sharply to the right and runs off to die North. This Sharp right Angle in the course of the River is made in the solid Rock which compose the sides and Bottom of us bed below tile balls the River is not half As wide As it is above. Just below thu balls the water is quiet and smooth As a Mill Pond and at once you ask what has become of tile vast momentum acquired in making the fall ? sound the water a Quarter of a mile below just under the suspension Bridge and you find it is 160 to 180 Teet a jeep. Go Down the River another Quarter of a mile and sound again. I in re you will find no Bottom. Your Lead will go Down into tile water two Hundred Leet and will then be swept Down the Stream by a tremendous current near the Bottom although there is scarcely a perceptible current on the surface. Go to a Point two Miles below the balls and you will see an exhibition of the Force Given the water by us great leap. Here Are the whirl first started by the new York world. 1 Ion or it at the closing meeting ran and reflects discreditable upon you is i he dispatch changed it so As to make an reports one of the democrats True. I shall take particular pains to it More plausible and published it Lor As saying this a the confederacy still air your conduct Tow Ard me through truth. But to cover up the perfidy of exits my friends and Jeff Davis the out the whole country not out of any its conduct which i had exposed it Hest Friend we Ever had is yet our ill will toward you but because it is seeks to Decloud the main fact by president and devoted to our interests not right for any people in any state charging that general Garfield was j and Hancock is elected and we to at As you have a Ted. You pm Ian guilty of several very corrupt Pratti have no doubt he will be you will be Ger and by a ii conduct destroy per Ces and asks me to say whether i de pay for adj die property you have lost Sona Freedom of thought popular lib the Shane of by tile cnar8es in is Char is through Radical Rule and you must erty the foundation of All our ins Titu irregular Liat Garfield was criminally connected s1ancj by the great democratic party dons and annihilate a with Hie credit Mobilizer affair. I lie for a solid South will now Yive us in j elections next is that Gen. Garfield was Crimi Nasty connected vat tit tile Degolyer paving contract. The next that he was guilty it wrong doing in connection with the salary grab. The next and last is that Gen. Garfield had views of his own on the Rem Ortiz Ilion of Silver. To All of these charges the last included As stated by the dispatch i ail honesty in i expect to continue in this tire control of the general govern cause and if the Way opens shall can Niento and we can redrew ail oui la Hull this state for the Greenback tick or. Randall had not pro it for All parties in this country Arr need cd far in reply to this speaker going to be heard and have the right when he heard a we done to want no Damn Yankee to come Here anti talk to us we had better shut him a but a says or. Rand til a the was Paci fied and quieted by the disciplinary enter a general and specific denial. As j cd it Nhungt of our we had been to the Degolyer paving matter i Timve talking about Twenty minutes when known that the Only proof urged Oil Shubzda band about 150 Leet from the subject by the dispatch was a Dee speaking stand Begall to play. Liberate falsehood. Will the dispatch knowing that we could not be heard deny it As to the credit Moonier while it was kept up. We matter Garfield was never convicted of any wrong. Allen g. I Hurman 01 Ohio one of the greatest of democratic statesmen himself a senator a the time and Ever since said a Oakes Ames swore that Gufield got ten shares and Gal Field says that he did not do anything of the kind. I Here was a Good Deal of talk but no proof against him and i Ani compelled to say that Garfield gets out of it beater than anybody Cise and on the whole there appealed to the crowd that we were at the mercy of the democratic managers of the meeting and were to speak at their invitation but we would not go on. If they com us to stand our kind of talk we would wait until the democrats got done and hold a meeting under Tim management of the Green backers. But the interruptions continued so that the speech could not be Hearth or. Randall thus describes the sub net Only to Vole. But a right to have their votes counted and the quicker you learn this and prepare to help it along by standing up for it Here in Mississippi among yourselves the better it will be for the whole country. We done to want to run your affairs but we want tile ame rights Here that Are in tired to a United states citizens in every state in the Union and that you can have in other the following show the amount assessed upon the main track Side track and roiling Stock per mile by the state Board of equalization upon the railroads which run through this cry and county j. I a c. By. 1 track.72.87 j tax firtos try ii a a 7ooo Side track. 2,500 roiling Stock. Igloo Gnu was not sufficient evidence to fasten sequent proceedings a we walked in the corruption at his Vav Iii the que business part of the Village to dispatch dispute with or. I Hurman will it Ever again in the face of this say anything about Garfield and the credit Mobilizer people generally will think More of i Hurman so Ord than they will of what tile dispatch says. As to the salary grab i ask die dispatch whether Garfield did not on every occasion vote against and speak part of me Village find some water and on our Hunt passed through a group of Young men several of whom we at once in Zed As players in the band we had particularly noticed that started the disturbance at the time of our speaking at Kizer Hill and they at once re cognized us and commenced with a there s the Greenbacker now Damn no. Of in no of min a u value of r mile it value per mile <1 value per mile it total. Total a fee Sinen 1. No. Mil Naiu no. Uni in. Mile to value per mile it l. Ryva i to Vatu Ltd or in i Errn a or rack. Cd. Main tra Sale Trad roiling a a. I ,1 of i 50,007 416.6 i 45.72 7.750 3,000 1.700 total to a rec cheers i in Eek rapids t he great body of water rec. The de int Zed him at on j to have Nev r to a a n pinned Down to with v jars. You of and i any co do Jar i to my c jumpy crowd or be my i a or i prov two and i i i Lusa Ter t Hio v an Brin no vice one Iii. A in to Matt to is Acy is Celure Eva i Proem Pool Here hundreds of feet deep is compressed into a narrow Gulch not More than a Quarter of a mile wide. At this Point there is a Sharp descent in the bed of the River. The whole Force of the Waer acquired by its great fall is Here crowded to the surface by the lateral constriction of the Channel the Strong undercurrent which prevented our sounding above i now increased ten Lold in its Speed and As it pushes this immense body of water through this Gorge it is so compressed that it rises up in great Billows which Are so forced and compressed that burst upward in great masses of White Spray. I Hose rapids which Are a mile Long Are indescribably grand they end in another great curiosity known As the Vav tur Pool Here the deep Channel 01 tile River which has pursued a North against the salary grab he did. I he him a dispatch knows it and dare not deny a god Damn the Yankee Greenbacker. It. In this connection i will ack does he ought to be killed a a lets give him not the dispatch support and endorse hell a and some other phrases of a like several prominent democrats who character. We quietly passed on said voted for and pocketed the salary nothing got our drink returned Back grab As to Garfield and the re in on j through the group to the team being Iti nation o Silver will the dispatch in followed part of the Way by these an original argument show us the Young men. Yelling at us As Thev bait of no. Or no. La vain is i of value i it an i .�4.07 2,460 1.407 to in Lea Smyj rms of a i r nit n to ii. By Rolli Iid to j 0 on total. Total assessment. J Fie most valuable Railroad in the state is the Union rat1 pan w hich owns but tracks valued at $126,200. 4,30000,025 property Way rom Miles of wrong in Gas Field s position on the Silver question the Man who wrote or is generally supposed to have written Gentria Ord r no. 40, which gave Hancock the democratic nomination at Cincinnati says of pm. Garfield a i have been his devoted Friend for Many years and i am resolved that i never Wilt be Lieve that he does not deserve the affection i have bestowed upon him. A this is from Jere Blacks letter to the Philadelphia times after Garfield nomination. Jere Black a so a Aid a from the beginning of Tine in Vest a Arr fro i i 1 Vii w if i was a poor Man As Good As his Arn j a m oaf a i or a to nit my and the Lien went to Xiv Wile i it. Ivy to i toxic i thursday eve i in at work and said to of 111 i Ricc to was Well Peixi advised a Compromise m. By Church on dude to pay ,81000 doors of the r lid take meeting was r id fifty dollars in 4a tickets. I a a 0 f 1 be Mutual j pay the costs Ai the to i i i i Azuaru a i or. \ qua River 300 feet mighty Barrier great in its to Siv to is u it r or a j we Lute in the Bills ends the path of the mad a solid Wall of Granite nothing undaunted the has rushed against this a until it has worn out a q Carer of a mile deep in deep. Ipi to Glt Lionel credit i Rne Necito i do n charge Gener ont a w of in or Kirk. Be trustees 1 town the re open an at hoi id night a the us in of Vale Ping a the a think r maddened by Orward t turns it Iii this great notch in the a All and set san outlet find. It turns Back and Hurt South me of ii until it is again v its own Resistless current ends. Turning to tie left us fun attack in self Here ing discretion the belter part l Dodges a conflict to dip passing under the current of is and then in desk Eratico s inet mat fief Abt is it dict gel to pit of in. Ming Ai Iier a ire 1 with the it see win s made a Quot Gaffer to. So a in or. Ames i believe from a1 it by May in to u to Durf i i by have r get it in a e or toe at Gen. I to con a really deny tilted against by them an. Black my prom i eau inti Era i Gar de about filly Yards from our team. In about ten minutes a Young Man Well dressed and perfectly sober separated from the group came up to me and we Haas near As we can remember the following conversation m. B d. Which Means Mississippi Bulldozer a a is your name Randall a \ r of ies sir. Yaj 8 a a a Are you Randall the great Greenback speaker a a i expect i m b. D. A a i have a note i was requested to give von read it and give me your answer. A very Well or. We took the note written on a i a through some misunderstanding it was announced at a sunday school Cele bration Down in Linton county on thursday last that j. F Valle would speak at Nash s Chapel on that evening and we Are informed that a rum of r of Citize us As enabled to Bear him or. Yale informs a Ltd knowledge whatever Point Man or he shot been present he he meet tile Friend of id at he had no such an a certainly have a however t it n of r 1.1 it us w 1 pm pick a i k r i at de v is _ i Cluj do of 1 fully Maie of a or a to of Fieri a t1 out of Iii k to your to it in a s boys of stir by you mean to t. Law abiding a. Tell i git h of jct attention which was the editors i of s a i set publican. D. 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