2012-12-27 / Columns
Sifting Through the Sands of Time
142 Years Ago Jan. 1, 1870
LAST night, as the last stroke of the midnight hour died upon the ear, 1869, Old and decrepit with age, sank into the grave of the Past, and young 1870, bright and blooming with youth, was born. The .year just ended has been an eventful one in many respects. The nation has been called upon to mourn the loss of many of its honest and purest citizens and statesmen.