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18. A Full Pardon

Chuck Parsons and Norman Wayne Brown University of North Texas Press PDF

“Enclosed I send you a full pardon from the Governor of Texas.

There is time to retrieve a lost past. . . . The hand of every man will be extended to assist you in your upward course and I trust that the name of Hardin will in the future be associated with the performance of deeds that will ennoble his family and be a blessing to humanity.”

William Seat Fly, to John Wesley Hardin

ollowing the brief visit with Jane and the children—strangers to him now, just as he was a stranger to them—prisoner 7109 returned to his cell. His feelings were mixed: euphoric at seeing and holding his family together, but seeing Jane no longer the beautiful woman he recalled, now worn, tired and dying. There are no further letters from him to Jane. A letter to his brother-in-law Joseph Benton “Buck” Cobb in mid-September reveals she was approaching death. He thanked Cobb “from the deepest deapths [sic] of my heart” for all he was doing, his taking her to various doctors for whatever assistance the medical profession could provide for what is believed to have been tuberculosis. He could only “hope and pray” that the “wise care and attention bestowed upon her by her friends relatives and medical advisers” along with her “courage prudence and patience” would soon restore her to her accustomed health. Further, he still believed he would be out in November—two months away—but in the meantime

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Polarization and Schism Among the Brethren

Various Brethren Press PDF

dunkerguide-history-complete35/27/104:55 PMPage 751858-1908Polarization and schism among the Brethren by Kenneth M. Shaffer Jr.Three-way split “rent the Brethren fabric” in the early 1880sApetition to the 1880 Annual Meeting called for the removal of “the fast element from among us, which is the cause of the troubles and divisions in the church.”The petition, generally known as the Miami Valley Petition, came from a group of elders in southern Ohio; those supporting the petition became known as theOld Order group. While the petition condemned the “fancy painting” of houses and barns, “fine furniture,” and “costly carriages,” the major opposition was to innovations such as: (1) education in high schools and colleges, which were unsafe places for simple Christians; (2) Sunday schools that usurped the duty of parents; (3) revival meetings where revival songs were sung and invitations given;(4) the salaried ministry where ministers were paid to preach the gospel; and (5) the single mode of feetwashing where one person washes and dries the feet of a neighbor and the neighbor in turn washes and dries the feet of the next person.

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Chapter II Adventures in the Southwest—A Love Affair

Revised by William Rathmell. Edited with an Introduction and Annotations by Robert K. DeArment University of North Texas Press PDF

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adventures in the southwest—

A love affair

The Marlow family located near Denver in 1865, and at that place the two oldest daughters of Martha, Nannie and Charlotte, were married to two worthy brothers, John and William Murphy. The girls were young to leave a mother’s care, being about 13 and 17,1 but love triumphed over reason, as usual, and the weddings took place on the same day, amid the ringing of bells, feasting, and much enjoyment.

Next year found Dr. Marlow and his family again back in Missouri, the spirit of travel and a disposition to see the world preventing him from being contented more than a year or two in one place, and near

Carthage, on the 14th of October, the youngest of the five brothers, who have in late years become so famous for dangers overcome and adventures encountered, was born.2

About this time, P. M. Marlow and Bithel came in from Texas to visit their father for the first time in a number of years. They had been


Nancy was twenty years old and Charlotte was sixteen in 1865, according to the birth dates provided by the family.

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1970 The Battle over Bailly I

Kenneth J. Schoon Quarry Books ePub

The Battle over Bailly I is an example of what can happen when dreams conflict. The dream of NIPSCO was to construct a modern nuclear generating station on its property along the Lake Michigan shoreline. Its opponents’ dreams were quite different.

In the late 1960s, when the National Park and port were quite new, the chairman and board of directors of the Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) decided to move forward on plans to construct a nuclear-powered generating station, Bailly I, on its property next to its still rather new coal-fired Bailly Generating Station. In 1970, NIPSCO submitted its application to the Licensing Board of the Atomic Energy Commission. It estimated the construction costs at less than $108,000,000.

The concern was location.

Bailly I was to be located south of Lake Michigan, between Bethlehem Steel and the town of Dune Acres. The executives of NIPSCO particularly liked the site because it would have access to Lake Michigan water for cooling and was conveniently close to the company’s biggest customers, the new and not-so-new steel mills along the Lake Michigan Shoreline. Opponents particularly disliked the proposed site because it was right next to both populated areas and Cowles Bog, a fragile ecosystem that was an American Natural Landmark and part of the new National Lakeshore.

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4 Naming and Mapping the Depopulated Village Sites

Noga Kadman Indiana University Press ePub

What is the name of this place? A few years ago there was a place and it had a name. The place is lost and the name is lost. What is left? At first, a name torn out of a place. Soon, that, too, is erased. Neither place nor name. . . .

—S. Yizhar, “The Silence of the Villages,” Stories of a Plain

NAMING A PLACE and presenting it on a map is an acknowledgment of its presence in the landscape, its historical importance, and its cultural significance. Most of the sites of depopulated Palestinian villages were never granted an official name in Israel, even though the traces of many still remain in the landscape, and despite the Israeli pretension of naming any geographical object in sight, including ruins. Even where names were given to village sites, in most cases the Arab name was not recognized: if the Arab name preserved a biblical name, that earlier name was restored as the official name; in other cases, village sites were given Hebraized names, which usually ignored the content of the Arab names and the cultural world that they reflect. Sometimes the new names were even devoid of any meaning in Hebrew.

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