Old Newspaper Collections Project

By Clayton, Deb, & Holice

NY Tribune, Miscellaneous


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New York Tribune, 1872

Rio Janeiro to June 23. It is announced that the Brazilian Liberals will abstain from voting in the next elections. The government of Brazil has made an extremely dignified reply to an offensive dispatch from the government of the Argentine Republic, in the course of which it is stated that "Brazil does not seek war, but if it comes she is prepared for it."


The Rev. Charles Brooks of Medford, Mass., died on Sunday, age 77.

The New York State Temperance Society is called to meet at Saratoga Spring, July 23.

William Kirk, late of Los Angeles, perished from heat and thirst while crossing the Colorado desert.

Continued and heavy rains, which have been damaging to the crops, are reported in South Carolina.

Three houses in Marlboro', Ulster county, N. Y. were struck by lightning on Monday. Jeremiah Turwilliger was the only person injured.

James O. Perry, aged 22, of Camden, Me., lately employed as a clerk in Boston, shot himself on Tuesday, at the Warwick House in that city.

Thomas Smith, a negro, was sentenced on Monday, at Louisville, to be hanged on the 13th of September, for the murder of Joseph Braden in May, 1871.

Thornberry's hat and fur store at Zanesville, Ohio, was burned on Sunday night. The stock was valued at $15,000, and was insured for $11,500 in Western companies.

DR. E. Hubbell Koon, who arrived at San Francisco from New York by the last steamer, committed suicide by taking poison at the Occidental Hotel on Monday afternoon.

The Portland and Ogdensburg loan has been authorized by the decisive vote of more than three to one, and Portland will now have another railway line straight to the west.

John H. Warland, for many years the editor of the Lowell Courier, and widely known as a vigorous political writer, died in the Asylum at Taunton, Mass., Sunday last at age 65.

The excitement at Little Rock, Arkansas, with regard to the counterfeit bonds is still on the increase. Spurious bonds to the amount of $6,000 have been found in the office of the State Treasurer.

A special dispatch from Selina, Ohio, says that two of the three men taken from the jail by citizens after being imprisoned, on a charge of outraging and then murdering Miss Belle Secor, were hanged by the mob.

In Meriden, Conn., on Monday, John R. Johnson quarreled with his landlady, Mrs. Herr, and stabbed her in the neck, and then ran into the woods. She died on Monday evening and Johnson was caught. He acknowledges his guilt.

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