Wayne County Crime and News 1879
June 7 in history:
- In 1654, Louis XIV is crowned King of France. Louis was known as the Sun King because the sun gave life to all things and, as the absolute monarch, he was the representative of God on Earth and had absolute power.
- In 1665, as the Great Plague ravaged London, Samuel Pepys wrote in his diary that the houses marked with a red cross on Drury Lane meant someone inside was infected and had to be locked up for 40 days or until the death. At the height of the epidemic, cart drivers went from street to street to urge people to “bring out their dead”.
- In 1769, Daniel Boone began to explore the forests and valleys of what has become Kentucky.
- In 1864, Abraham Lincoln was reappointed President of the United States by the Republican Party.
Out of our past:Indy 500 driver in Richmond-made car sacrificed fame to save man’s life
- In 1936Charles “Lucky” Luciano was convicted of 62 counts of forced prostitution. He then smuggled drugs and illegal aliens into the United States. He would die in 1962 at an international airport while awaiting the arrival of an American producer from Hollywood who intended to make a film about his life.
- In 1937, Time magazine published the second of only two known photos taken of the United States Supreme Court in session.
- In 1939, George VI and Elizabeth became the first King and Queen of Great Britain to visit the United States.
- In 1942, the Battle of Midway ended with Admiral Chester Nimitz winning Japan’s first naval defeat in WWII.
Out of our past:No news from Wayne County reported this week in 1763 (guess why)
- In 1977, Anita Bryant led a successful crusade against gay rights laws in Miami.
- In 1989, for a second that morning, it was 1:23:45, 6-7-89.
- In 1993, Cleveland paved the way for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
- In 1993, singer Prince celebrated his birthday by changing his name to a symbol.
- In 2012, the 16th-century archaeological remains of the Curtain Theater, where certain Shakespeare plays were first performed, were unearthed under a pub in London.
- In 2017, police warned the bald men of attacks in Mozambique after five men were murdered for the gold they believed was in their heads.
Out of our past:The former president came to Richmond for the longest jury trial of the century
- In 2018, the Mars Curiosity Rover found organic matter on Mars.
- In 2020, the US National Guard withdrew from Washington, DC, and the curfew ended in New York as anti-racism protests remained largely peaceful. As the Black Lives Matter protests continued in large numbers around the world, the statue of 17th century slave trader Edward Colston in Bristol, England was shot down.
- In 2020As the worldwide death toll from COVID-19 surpassed 400,000, President Donald Trump did not wear a mask in public or advise Americans to do so despite telling reporter Bob Woodward on tape in April precedent that the disease “is killing if it hits you. If you are not the right person, you don’t stand a chance. In July, Trump would first publicly and intimately wear a mask that others should. Its delays in implementing a national containment strategy have cost thousands of lives.
Meanwhile, the Richmond news for the week of June 7, 1879:
A young man with improper inclinations, whose name we will not make public, during a second offense of the same character, in front of his Honor the Mayor, was detected last Sunday at the railway bridge, hidden in a position, where he could satisfy her coarse taste. to glance at the ladies as they passed the sidewalk above.
The Honorable John Yaryan was in an accident last Thursday afternoon. He was returning with his wife and daughter from the picnic at the Benevolent Society, and as he crossed the Ninth Street crossing, the horse strapped to his stroller got scared of something and became totally unmanageable. The vehicle was overturned, and Ms. Yaryan and Clara escaped with slight bruises, but Mr. Yaryan was thrown to the ground, the light stroller fell on him, and he was taken away in a state of numbness. At four o’clock yesterday he was resting much easier and sometimes remembered his name, his wife’s name and his horse’s name, so we hope he can recover soon.
Out of our past:Captain’s letter delivered tragic news to mother of Civil War soldier
Mr. White, living near Hillsboro (Whitewater), had his pocket at the Convention in Cambridge City the other day. His paperback contained $ 26 in cash and notes and memoranda amounting to $ 150. He had no idea when he had been caught and had no idea who he was, but he said with bursts of polyglot curses, as far as Cambridge City is concerned, you better watch out here!
A drunk Irishman on South Fifth dreamed the other night of leading a regiment of Finnegans (Irish surname meaning “blond hair”) in British North America. In his eagerness to charge the enemy, he jumped out of bed and punched his fist through window panes before waking up and realizing that the widows he attacked had won. He was rushed to a doctor.
We heard the other day that a man was sending a guy advertising ten cents how to get rich for that money. He paid the sum and in due time the response was received and reads: “WORK LIKE H-LL AND DON’T SPEND A CENT FOR ADVERTISEMENTS LIKE THIS!”
Out of our past:Notorious Old West outlaw Johnny Ringo was born in Wayne County
Today there will be a big picnic, dance, horse show, rope trek and other sundry shows in the grove south of Williamsburg. Professor Blondin, the rope access technician, is going to break his neck, at no cost, and Wayne County can watch.
A man advertised for a woman in the newspapers and received responses from 1,897 husbands saying he could have theirs.
Cambridge City was the scene of a shootout on Saturday night that nearly ended in a double murder against a notorious woman. As it turns out, the town is home to an “h-llcat” known as the “Peach Orchard,” which has plagued the community for some time. A man named Bridges and two other men named Cosgrove and McGreevy had bathed in “Peach Orchard” smiles when jealousy ensued. On Saturday night, the three men met near the wagon factory and Bridges, without any side play, pulled his pistol and opened fire on the two men, firing several shots at them, but missing their mark at every time. As the three of them frequented the same orchard and picked the same fruit, Bridges is under arrest and will have a preliminary hearing this morning for his belief that the low fruit of his orchard was his.
To keep apples from rotting and safely, place them in a cool, dry cellar, inaccessible to herds of children.
For a clear enterprise, we commend our esteemed contemporary, the Muncie Daily Times, who recently shrugged wildly: “As we go to press there are signs of rain. Their other scoop for the day, running out of copy, was, “We’re shutting down the press to let our readers know that Pete Jenkins has symptoms of a boil appearing at the tip of his nose.”
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