THE LEAVENWORTH CASE
GETTING THE DATE
At Little Big Horn, Souix Indians led by Sitting Bull defeat U.S. soldiers in Custer's Last Stand. The Souix victory is short-lived: public opinion turns against them, and soon they are moved permanently onto a reservation. [Krista]
Alexander Graham Bell, with his assistant Watson, tours the country publicizing his new invention -- the telephone. [Lauren]
A strike on the B&O railroad spreads across 11 states. When Pres. Hayes uses Federal troops to put down the strike, over 100 people are killed. [Jessica]
JUNE 21: 11 members of the Molly Maguires are hanged in Scranton, Pennsylvania, for the murder of coal mining officials and policemen in connection with labor disputes. [Greg]
1878 -- YEAR OF PUBLICATION
JANUARY 10: Senator Arlen A. Sargent of California introduces a women's suffrage amendment in Congress. [Katie P.]
Henry George publishes
Progress and Poverty
, calling for a single tax on land as a means to improve the alarming inequalities in wealth in the U.S. that have come about as a result of industrialization. [Jessica]
Congress passes the Posse Comitatus act, forbidding the American military from acting as a domestic police force. [Chip]
First typeshift typewriters are invented. [Kerry]
Henry James' "Daisy Miller" is published. [Sean]
The first central switchboard for telephone service in New York City is opened. [Carla]
First using carbonized cotton for a filter, and then carbonized bamboo, Thomas Edison invents a functioning lightbulb. [Sergio].
FEBRUARY 14: Senator Blanche K. Bruce takes his place in the Senate, and in the history books: he is the first Senator to have been born into slavery. [Eve]
9 illustrations by G. W. Peters, as published in a 1906 edition of
The Leavenworth Case
(New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons)
"I did not go, but stood watching the firelight flicker...
What was my astonishment to come upon...
I lifted my hand to knock
Her whole appearance was so startling...
...she had something concealed there...
Go back!" he whispered. "Go back!
...I turned towards the silent figure...
I... saw her moving around the room
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