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Detroit Daily Press Bits & Pieces, 1871


Extra special thanks to Holice B. Young for being such a trooper and typing a ton of old news articles! Without her this project wouldn't be here!


Detroit Daily Press, 1871

Saturday evening James A. Edwards, treasurer on the Louisville and Shelbyville Railroad, and a prominent banker of Shelbyville, Ky., was run over by a train and killed at Shelbyville Junction.

The Rev. Dr., Jno. W. French, Professor of Ethics and Law at the West Point Military Academy, died at West Point on Saturday. The funeral will take place on Tuesday afternoon at West Point.

Prof. M. H. Buckhow, now Professor of Greek and Rhetoric in the University of Vermont, has been elected President of that University, in place of Dr. Angell, who goes to Michigan University.

The house, barn and outbuildings owned by Geo. Blaisdell, of Lebanon, Maine, were burned Friday, with their contents. The flames spread to the woods and burned over 25 acres of valuable woodland.

Col. Cephus G. Childs, of Philadelphia, died Friday night, aged 78. He was formerly connected with the North American, and for a quarter of a century was editor of the Commercial List and Price Current.

The sops and engine-house of the West Leigh colliery, belonging to G. Whitestone, of Tamaqua, Pa., were burned Saturday. The breaker and safe and men can get out on the Alaska side of the Schuylkill.

A shoddy mill at Montville, Conn., owned by the Thames Woolen Company of Norwich, was burned Saturday with a large amount of stock. The building and machinery were valued at $5,00 and are a total loss.

James Armstrong, who was arrested in Salem, Mass., Friday, charged with murder of his wife in September, 1869, in North Bridgewater, makes a full confession of his crime, which he says was instigated by a quarrel with his wife.

Judge Lindley, of St. Louis, has granted an injunction restraining the issue of the July number of Bradstreet's Mercantile Reporter, which, it is alleged, contains a false statement regarding the business standing of Augustus A. Mellien, a well known business man of St. Louis.

The Catholic rebellion at Hudson, New York, broke out again on Sunday. The opponents of the priests to he number of about 800 gathered around he church to prevent its being opened, and, therefore, Father O'Sullivan celebrated mass at his own home, but not over 30 persons were present.

John Reed, the murderer of Miss Joana McCormick, was captured near Shabbona, Illinois, about one mile from where the murder was committed, at 11 o'clock, Saturday. He was taken while coming out from under a barn. The excitement was intense but influential men prevented Reed from being lynched.

Copyright Clayton Betzing, 2001

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