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4 Aug 1875

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4 Aug 1875

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Postville Review (Newspaper) - August 4, 1875, Postville, Iowa The review. P08ty1l1jj. Wed5e8day, Altus 4. A. N. Buk Dickt Kuor current events. Owasa to the prevalence of gambling among the College boys at Tho Lato regatta on Saratoga Slako the boys of Yale and Harvard it is said a will return to the old custom of elusiveness and Row apart leaving the other colleges to their own resources. Mor Rissey s club House was overrun with half drunk and gaming students during the recent Cable dispatches announce the death of Rev. Athanase Josue distinguished protestant Clergyman of France. The deceased was a native of Holland having been born in Amsterdam in 1800. He was very prominent in the religious world and his expression of views in relation to Kenan s life of Jesus resulted in the suspension of his functions by the consist Iory of Paris. He however resumed his duties and in 18g2 he was decorated  with the Cross of Tho legion of Honor. Ton years later he spent some time in a preaching and lecturing tour in the United states. He Camo As a Delegate to Tho evangelical Alliance in 1873, and returned upon the ill fated Ville in Havre being one of Tho few survivors of that terrible Ocean disaster. A Kumoi s Story has been raked u among the old accounts in Tho War department showing How a clerical error had a tragic result. An officer during Tho War was wrongfully charged with a Deal cation amounting to 1,000, and being unable to readily demonstrate his innocence to committed suicide. Tho Blanco erroneously made out against him was placed in favor of another officer who knowing it to to a mistake caused the matter to be hunted up. The result is a postmortem vindication of the Man who preferred death to undeserved disgrace. The Story is interesting by reason of its three unusual incidents the clerk s total error Tho suicide from such a cause and Tho living o Slicer s refusal to accept Money which was believed to belong to him. Flashes of news. 1 Washington. Avert chief Clork of the Treasury department has resigned and James Gil Filho at present cashier of the Treasury Baa been appointed to Buce oed him. Dispatches received from the director of the mints give the estimated out Turu of Tho subsidy sry Silver coinage from the mints in san Francisco and car Sou City at the rate of $1,500,000 per month for the next three months. It is estimated that the coinage of subsidiary Silver Coin at Tho three mints of Philadelphia ban Francisco and Carson City will reach $1,000,000 for Tho two months ending August 30. Next. Moodt and Sankey Are to to invited by Tho clergymen of Washington to bold a Nonoa of meetings on their arrival in this country. Sex nov. Wells of Michigan will succeed judge Fisher As District attorney. Postmaster general Jewell will in Tho 1st of october commence re Uulu a lightning mail train Between now York and Chicago making the distance in 24 hours. Tue postmaster gooral has recently mad an important change in regard to Tho special agents of Tho Posto Fulco department by creating districts with a chief at Tho principal City of each to whom the special agents located in the different states constituting the division report. Tho Northwestern division comprises the states of Wisconsin Illinois Michigan Indiana Minnesota and Iowa. Lion. U. It Hawley has Baku placed in charge of this District with Headquarters at Chicago. The attorney Goncal is considering the infamous corp owning claim and will soon do liver his opinion As to Tho Licousi duration of the claim. The postmaster gooral has commenced con Fie Cating certified chocks of failing mail con tractors. On Tho 20th Thoro Wero confiscated to the use of the government three certified checks amounting to $1,639, deposited according to Law by Matthew Draper a failing contractor accompanying his bid on route 30,030. This is Tho first instance in which the department Lino confiscated such checks. Tii Ussia has Colo rated Tho two Hundredth anniversary of Tho Battle of Foh Bellin which took Loco Juno 18, 1075. Tho Battle was Between the army of Brandenburg now Prussia numbering 9,500 men commanded by Tho elector Frederick William and Tho swedish Nemyj of 15,000 men under Wrangel. The prussian line was beaten Back. Then the great elector said take Moas your Captain not your Sovereign Drew his sword and charged at the head of his troops. That charge decided the Day. Tho swedes soon fell Back. Their famous commander Wrangel was captured. Brandenburg leapt into sudden prominence among european Powers and Prussia was born into the family of nations. At the recent Celebration Tho Crown Prince Laid Tho Corner of a Monument to Tho " great elector to be erected on the Field of feh Bellin. It astonishes the traveler to find that the railway managements of England Ore so averse to discarding the old fashioned abominable class coaches substituting Tho handsome and convenient cars in use on american roads. If Tho press of Eug Laud would make proper use of Tho adventure which occurred a Short time ago when col. Baker of the 10th regiment of Hussars attempted an outrage upon a miss Dickinson in one of these closed compartments which seem specially made for the commission of crime the custom would soon be abandoned and cars would be introduced. A closed compartment whore one feels secure from interruption for a Given number of Miles offers inducements for crime which ought to be removed. In this country such a palpable wrong upon the travelling Publio would t be permitted for a Day. Tho East. Several Largo producing Oil Wells have been struck at Oil City a. Our Efthemis pumping 000 barrels Pel Day. The weavers and spinners in the fall Iver mass Mills propose to Compromise with their employers by asking them to shut Down for Trio month of August rather than Cut Down Tho wages. Mils. Celia Blu Leriou Tho woman suffragist died at Syracuse n. V., on Tho 27th, aged 48 years. Tue great banking House of Duncan Sherman a co., of now York have suspended payment. The liabilities of Tho House reach nearly $0,000,000. On the announcement of Tho failure Gold Roso nearly 4c, and Tho Stock Market was excited. The Cincinnati Board of education have by acclamation elected Tho Hon. George ii i in Dolton a member of Tho Board of managers of Tho Public Library of that City. The Connecticut Iio Uso of i representatives by a Voto of 82 to 102 indefinitely postponed Tho Bill giving women the right to Voto at presidential elections. Tho advocates of the Masuro regard the Largo Voto in their favor As nearer a Victory than any action heretofore in any other Stato and consider it quite a Triumph for their cause that Tho committee s report Wab unanimously in favor of Tho Bill. The committee of Tho Bankers convention at Saratoga reported resolutions first favouring immediate resumption Aud of Ca ing upon Overy citizen to hasten the Day lion Overy Promise of the Poveru Koont to pay a Dollar should be redo Mcd in Coin second calling for Tho repeal of Tho War tax on Bauks third urging Congress to Issue Coupon Bonds in Exchange for registered Boulb of Tho Emo fourth do mantling Tho abolishment of Tho two cent stamp on checks and vouchers fifth favouring a permanent organization of All Banks. Jesse i of Heitov Tho Boston boy murderer has written an account of his life. To retracts his former confessions Aud denies that to is guilty. The supremo court of Connecticut has decided the local option figure of Tho License Law . A private investigation into affairs in Tho to. 8. Marshall s office for the Western District of Arkansas made by the attorney general some startling criminal statistics Are brought to Light. The District embraces Only about 100,-000 inhabitants of whom two thirds axe indians and the remainder negroes and Whites. They Are mostly fugitives from Justice and totally disregard property rights. Horse stealing and other crime is a regular business of Many while murders Are committed for 82 of s3 Jin Money or a pair of shoes. At the last May term of court there were eight convicted of murder and seven of manslaughter and Eglit costs of murder continued to the next term. There Are thirty eight indictments in the court for murder of parties not yet arrested and seventy two United states commissioners writs in the hands of the marshal for parties who ure charged with murder and not yet indicted making a fearful total of 133 known homicides. Tho West. Cd Icaro courts have decided that the action of the City Council in releasing Trio Bondsmen of d. A. Gage late defaulting cashier of that City is void and of no of oct. A passed Over Chicago on sunday Tho 25th inst. It is supposed to have been that of prof. King who made an ascension at St. Louis Tho Day before. Or. Georoe Crocker of Laporte ind., has received Tho contract to Survey a route for a canal from Lavo Michigan beginning at Michigan City to the Wabash Stiver. This route if completed will connect our lakes with the Mississippi Stiver Aud Gulf of Mexico. C. F. A. Beni. Has sued the Chicago times for libel claiming damages in $20,000, for a charge of arson published against him in that paper. A train of cars went through the Bridge at brained on the Northern Pacific Road a few Days ago killing five persons and injuring there. Tue Atchison Topeka and Santa pc it. K. Co. Have purchased Tho Midland Rai Hoad. The latter Road is being repaired. Tho company have also secured a lease of Tho Carbondale Road from Desoto to Lawrence and Kansas City will to the Eastern terminus of the line Atchison Tho old terminus falling to a second place. The trains will to run from St. Louis Over the Missouri Pacific to Pueblo Colorado As soon As the Western cud of the Road is completed. Seven of bred Asi sixty mormons in route for Salt Lake passed through Omaha a few Days ago. The 8outh. At it. Barrancas Florida yellow fever is raging in malignant form. At last accounts 65 cases had occurred and 7 deaths. The wives and children of Tho u. S. Oft cers there were All Down with the Scourge. Tue first new crop of Rice has been received at new Orleans. It came from St. Charles Parish. Last year the first of the crop was received five Days earlier. Between the Whites and negroes in East Feliciana la., have resulted in the former arming and patrolling Tho Parish. The negroes have also recently armed themselves Aud serious riots were apprehended. Meu Vois adv Cee of a late Date say the Mississippi River is about stationary Tala morning Aid the fears of serious danger from an overflow have subsided. In Council Bend Aud Walnut Bend on Tho Arkansas Sido some 40 or co Miles below Here some damage has been done on or. Peters Plantation by Tho caving in of about 20 acres necessitating Tho removal of his residence and Gin House. Tho following plantations also suffered some slight damage Tate a Jesse Griber a j. M Williamson a Ferd log been Dupuys or Manney a Gentry a and Ellis Tho latter Throe near fort Penny opposite Frear s Point have suffered considerably from a Crevasse in the old town. The following Cotton exchanges Wero represented in the Cotton convention recently held Mobile Charleston Savannah new of leans Memphis Baltimore Boston. Selma Montgomery Norfolk Augusta Nashville Wilmington Charlotte Cincinnati St. Louis now York Philadelphia Athens Galveston and Louisville. Tho total number of delegates is Between 00 and 100. Of which new Orleans has the most 14 Savannah now York and Momphia being next in order. Foreign. , who raised such a Row in Tho House of commons Over Tho Gove Mont abandoning Tho shipping Bill has procured a revival of a Simular Bill which will be placed in Tho regular Ordor for consideration and Tho irate her will apologize to the Iio Uso. Tue direct Ocean Cable has Beau seriously injured by ice. It is being repaired. Thirty Cotton Mills have closed at Oldham eng., Tho operatives refusing to accept mastors terms in regard to wages. Tue Porto has declined Tho offer of the romanian government to construct a railway Over Tho Danube at their own expense. Coupled with the disinclination of Trio Porto to allow Tho turkish railways to be joined to the austrian this refusal is regarded As proof positive at St. Petersburg that Tho turkish government have strategical reasons for not bridging Over Tho Danube. Advices via Paris Stato that Russia having offered to recall the Catholic Bishop of Plocke from hanish Mout in Siberia on condition of his Boug transferred to another diocese the Pope has appointed him Bishop of Kalisch. Alexander Aud William Collio Bautrup London merchants have been sent to now Gate. There Are nine million in fraudulent Bills of the firm outstanding. Heavy Rains have occurred in Tho Inland counties of England and inundations Aro reported at Leicester Greenfield Tho Forest of Deau and god Manchestor. In Many places Trio gathered Aud growing crops Havo Boon destroyed and railways Avo interrupted in All directions. At Munich Tho Ultra Montane Baron Loo has been sentenced to six Mouths imprison mint for a treasonable speech made by him in october 1873, and Herr sign editor of Tho Ultra Montane journal Yate Laud twas sent to prison to serve out a ten Moths sentence for treason Oblo utto Raucci. Russia Aud Germany it is said intend to Grant military furloughs on a Largo Avalo next year thus indicating that Tho All Iauco recently entered into is Worth something. Mountain Meadow. Testimony of one or the principal actors in the massacre. Crimes and casualties. At Davenport Iowa a few Days ago a German named Frank Sloe committed suicide by taking arsenic. He was 21 years of age and had a family. Temporarily insane. Thomas it. Faucett a lawyer of East St. Louis was caught recently in Tho act of violating the person of Mary o Conoll aged eleven years. He is under arrest. Faucett is a Promin out lawyer and politician. James Calvin the negro who attempted to ravish a Little White girl seven years old. At Battle Creek mich., has been sentenced to ten years imprisonment. Nathan Vickery a prominent lawyer of Adams n. Y., was drowned recently near Henderson Harbor Lake Ontario while fishing. Tue business portion of Bastrop la., was destroyed by Firo on Tho night of Tho 20th. A j50.000 Firo at old Orchard mo., destroyed Tho old Orchard House music Hall Aud other buildings. Or. J. R. Davis of the firm of William Helphinstine a co., of Tho Indian Creek Coal Mike. At Bicknell station Knox county ind., committed suicide by talking morphine at Indianapolis. Tho cause was Strong drink. Tue chief Engineer and nine Firemon of Cincinnati Wero seriously injured by Tho falling of the Walls of a building during a fire a Fow nights ago. Some Days ago mrs. Merritt wife of col. Merritt u. S. A., was enticed on Board a tugboat in now York Harbor Aud Mike Norton and grossly outraged her. The two Woro to Day arrested on suspicion and Tho police expect to get the others there being five altogether. Sporting. A Sadk Bobian named John Garrity walked seven Miles in one hour at Peoria 111., a few Days ago cd Icaro has engaged Tho i est players of the Boston crack club for next season s work. Bost Guiaus Are frantic Over the tact. The Cleveland races opened on Tho 27th. The first race was for the 2 30 class and Duke won the first Money Breeze second Preston distanced and Belle Porter was shut out. Duke s time was 2 27%, 2 30, and 2 26%. In the second race Clementine won the first and second heats. The third heat was dead be then Sheet and May Queen who won the second Money. At the end of the Seoud heat the judges claimed that Wineman the Driver of Duke pulled him and put Budd Doble in his place after which Duke won the race in three straight heats. The judges Havo under consideration the expulsion of Wineman. In the running race a Cokeburg won in 1 42% and 1 44. Fulton of the american Rifle team won the Wimbledon Challenge cup making a score of 133, in a possible 150. On the second Day of the Dexter Park races the purse for 2 34 horses was divided among four and eight started. Young Magna won Frank Reeves second Anglo Saxon third Kitty Stratton fourth. Time 2 33%, 2 31, 2 20, 2 29%, tue usual Towb from the Chicago Ball club comes from Hartford Here in a game of baseball the Hartford scored 4, and the Chicago 1. The playing was generally fair but in a Fow cases the Chicago acted like muffins. Tub the guesses sportsmen s association hold a Throe Days tournament at Memphis commencing on the 25th. The prizes Given aggregated 3,600. " up in a the first witness in the trial of Lee and Dame for complicity in the Mas Bare at Mountain Meadow seventeen years ago of Over one Hundred Emigrant women and children was Philip klingon Smith a Bishop in the mormon Church. Smith swears to that the horrible affair was instigated by the mormon leaders and that mormon troops commanded by John d. Lee earned out the orders by enticing the entrenched emigrants under a Flag of truce to Lay Down their arms an leave their entrenchments when they Weie shot Down in cold blood. Lee himself carried the Flag of truce into the Emigrant Camp Aud gave the signal for firing on Tho defenceless party of men women and children. The effects of the murdered people were afterwards taken to the Church tithing House Aud there sold at fiction for the Benefit of the Church. Tho massacre was reported to Brigham Young who ordered Lee to dispose of the property and advised All concerned to cease talking of Tho affair even among themselves. Tho witness Smith had a subordinate position under Lee in the mormon legion who perpetrated Tho awful come anti participated therein. Another witness testified to seeing Tho bodies of Tho murdered emigrants laying in piles by Tho Roadside fifteen Days after the massacre. Other witnesses corroborated the above and Tho whole evidence goes to show that Tho massacre was not Only ordered by the mormon Church authorities but that their Stock and effects Wero devoted to the uses of the Church. Damaged by flood. A Memphis tenu., dispatch of july 2g has the following the River is about stationary this morning and the fear of serious danger from overflow Havo subsided. In Council Bend and Walnut Bend on the Arkansas Sido Somes forty or fifty Miles below Here some damage has been done on or. Peters Plantation by the caving in of some Twenty acres necessitating the removal of his residence and Gin House. Tho following Plata Titus also suffered some slight damage tates Jesse Griber a j. M. Williamson a fend rays Ben Dupuys or. Wanney a Gentry a and Ellis. Tiie latter three near fort Penny opposite Frear s Point have suffered considerably from a Crevasse in Tho old town levee. Many others would have been damaged but for the prompt action of the proprietor in building levees. To be brought to Justice. The Postof lice department has sent to the department of Justice the names of thirty nine mail contractors to be prosecuted for Maui big to perform service after their bids were accepted. They will be sued for the difference Between their bids and Tho amount paid by the government for resetting them which on the thirty nine routes for one year amounted to $417,087. The department will also bring civil suits against contractors for damages sustained by the government in providing temporary service after their failure to fulfil the contracts. The routes were subsequently let for four years and should the government recover the above amount suits will be commenced to recover the losses for the remaining three years. The Law defined. An important decision has just been made by the supreme court of Utah territory on the Indian question. Under the Law of Congress of 1864, parties were liable to punishment for Selling liquor to indians whether on or off the reservations. The compilers of the United states statutes in Section 2,139, changed the language so As to make it doubtful whether there is liability anywhere except on an Indian reservation. Judge Shannon in the United states District court on a Hareas Corpus Case having held parties liable for giving whisky to indians away from the reservation an Appeal was taken to the supreme court which unanimously affirmed his decision. Trio first Colleira regatta. Tho Rev. James m. Whitous tells in the Independent the Story of the first College regatta in this country. It occurred on Lake in August 1852, and was rowed by Harvard and Yale. The race originated in an offer of the superintendent of the Boston Concord and Montreal Railroad to pay All the Bills if Yale would Challenge Harvard to Row on the Lake. Yale sent three boats the Undine Shawmut Aad Atlanta but the last was ruled out and Harvard made one entry the Oneida. There was no special training for the contest Only a Little change of diet on the Day of the race. The distance was two Miles against the Breeze. The Harvard Oneida easily came in first and the Yale Shawmut four lengths behind. The Undine brought up the rear. Among Tho men in the rear boat were or. George w. Smalley dist. Atty. B. K. Phelps of new York and or. Whiton who gives the no count a Little three year old warned by her Mother not to put her fingers into a shopping tray lest the knife should Cut them off said god can make some More for to when i get to her Mother replied you will not need them yes said the child " i shall else How can i play on my Harp 1 when Young Jones Bullet hit the wrong Mark the other Day he said it was simply a Case of Lead the car til voyage or or. Ii. 8. Thomas Ltd rum s 1 a can agent. From the 8t. Louis Globe Democrat july 22. Or. D. S. Thomas press agent of Barnum 8 hippodrome arrived in the City ,Safe Ond sound after Tho Aerial voyage on which to started on tuesday afternoon from Tho hippodrome grounds. Tue is the second voyage that or. Thomas has made alone. He made Tho first in Chicago in the unexpected absence of professor Donaldson whose arrival was hoped for until the last moment. In the face of Tho terrible anxiety regarding that daring and experienced aeronaut the ascension required considerable nerve on the part of the comparatively inexperienced press agent and it is a satires of congratulation that the voyage was made without Accident. The balloon was made of Lonsdale Cambric Tho material with which balloons Are now almost invariably constructed and contained 27,000 cubic feet of Gas. Bainum no. 4," As it was called Rose easily and at once to a height of 4,700 feet. Floating in a southeasterly direction it crossed the River a Little above Carondelet Landing in Illinois a Milo East of the River. Finding that there was still plenty of Gas in the balloon or. Thomas Mado another ascension rising to 4,300 feet from which he descended at a Point near Belleville. As Tho Power of the Aerial voyager was still a exhausted a third ascension was made. This time the balloon Rose to a much greater height than on either of the previous occasions. Tho Uii became intensely cold in the upper currents and so chilled the Oil used in the working of the valves that they could not to operated. The balloon stayed up about two hours and finally lauded at about nine o clock near Hazel Creek seven Miles East of Belleville in the midst of a negro settlement. The coloured inhabitants were very much frightened at the appearance of Tho monster As they first called it and could not be persuaded to come near or. Thomas whom they re Garden As an erratic visitant from the Moon or some other planet. It required considerable talking on the part of the press agent to convince them of his humanity and that his intentions were entirely peaceful. By the kindness of or. Adam Weber of Belleville township or. Thomas was made comfortable during the night Aud came Over to St. Louis on tiie Early morning a Uirl Worth having. From the Chicago Joural of july 15tli. Last april a file looking dry goods clerk employed in Mandel bros., in an hour of despondency enlisted in the army. He was engaged to to married to a very handsome lady of 18,and when she heard of it her distress can Only to imagined for a common Soldier she could not wed. His father who by the Way is a methodist minister and some people think they have great influence with government officials did everything in his Power to have him released but without effect. The Young lady then took the matter in hand. She saw general Logan and congressman Farwell and with their signatures to a petition for a discharge forwarded it to Washington. In due time the answer came stating that the prayer could not be granted. Tho gentlemen informed her that when they went to Washington in december they would make another Effort. Learning that general Belknap Secretary of War was in the City she got a letter of introduction to him. She determined to Call on general b. At the grand Pacific . He granted her an audience heard her Story satisfied himself the Young Man would make her a Good husband and wrote out a discharge. When she asked the general How she Cou d repay him he gallantly replied with a kiss which she gave him. Last evening s mail carried the important paper to the Indian territory. The father who is better off in this world s goods than most people who follow his calling has promised to set his son up in business and is very proud of his prospective daughter in Law. Live new York frogs for Europe. Watertown n. A times. The Frog is a Beautiful animal that is in a gastronomic sense. Its White Dainty delicious meat is the Delight of All True epicurus. What dish is there All things considered comparable to a first class Frog Fry with Fried potatoes and lettuce salad ? Well Mankind Are finding out More and More the culinary value of the Frog and the Watertown Frog so called is the most valuable of All. Therefore it is not surprising that Tom Anthony the celebrated Frog Gist of Perch Lake should be requested to capture a couple of dozen of live ones to be shipped to Europe for Breeding purposes. Or. Anthony arrived Here with them yesterday Aud they were forwarded in a Nice Box with a bedding of Nice grass to new York by express. No finer specimens have been seen As they would weigh about a Pound apiece. To Hope our european friends will receive them gratefully treat Thorn Well and succeed in Good time thereby in furnishing their tables from their own Ponds and bogs with the genuine Watertown Frog flavor. Turkish flu docs. A London writer says it is evident that Turkey is of the Brink of National bankrupt of. The total Revenue of the country amounts to �18,000.000 a year. Of this �15,000,000 a year is swallowed up in payments of account of the debt already incurred. Of tiie �3,000,000 which remain for Tho Public service of the country the Sultan appropriates �2,000,000 for his own use. A round million per annul is therefore the whole amount applicable to the maintenance of the army Navy and Public

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