The Islander Volume 1

The Islander Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ... come to an end. It will no doubt create quite as much surprise to your readers, as did the receipt of the news here, to learn that the New York Court of Appeals has opened the prison doors for Tweed and given him his liberty, on the ground that he was sentenced illegally, as the court below exceeded its authority by pronouncing separate judgments on separate counts of one indictment. Consequently, as it had authority to inflict but one sentence, and as one year was the extreme penaltylbr the offence, the sentence of twelve years was illegal. The court held that justice could not be advanced by illegal acts, and so ordered Tweed's discharge. There are other indictments on which Tweed will be tried, and he is also to be arrested (and piobably is, ere this, ) on a civil suit, the bail for which is fixed at $3,000,000. The latest telegrams on the subject state that even that amount of bail was in readiness. The telegraph wires of both lines--the Western Union and the Atlantic and Pacific--have been working rather irregularly for several days past, which has made a serious break in the receipt of Eastern news. This accounts for the disconnection in the Beecher and Tweed matters, as you will observe by the "dailies" of this mail. During the past week we have experienced a succession of south-easterly weather and several severe rain storms--quite unusual, at this time of the year, and whether as a wind up or not, we were treated to a smart shock of earthquake, between 3 and 4 o'clock, on the morning of the 19th. A very heavy fog, seaward, caused serious inconvenience to shipping bound in, and on the night of the 18th, a magnificent clipper of 1400 tons, the Champlain, of Boston, which had been drifting about in the fog for four days, struck on...
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  • Paperback | 246 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 445g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236587049
  • 9781236587046