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PHILIPPINE TRIP, I
Will appear in Nct Sunday's Republic.
EUMAS MAC MAMJS
Will have excellent articles in
fs'e.vt Sunday's Republic.
ST.LOriS.MO.. THURSDAY. FJCRRrARY 1. 1001).
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1 Illi "j nnUe M. IjibK 'In.. Cents.
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FfJiN g eSh &d & 3 H? S3v. ITS S3 S33
1 Hiirl iiifife
3Iajorit3" of Legislators Sustain
Contest Committees Goebel
Issues a Proclamation.
Goebel Probably Will Form Nc .Militia Taylor,
by Armed Force, Attempted to Adjourn the
Leisl.ure Goebel Improving.
William Gocbol Ia-t n:..t w:i declared Governor and .1. O. W. Ilo.kli.im
Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky by a. majority of the Kentucky Lesislattii.-.
Chief Justice Hazolris? of the Court of Appeal administered tbe oath or
office to thorn in tlie Capitol HottM.
Governor Goeliol then Figm-il two orde-rs. one appointing Colonel John It.
Castle .nau f Louisv.Hc Adjutant General of the Kentucky National Guard,
and Uisi'sr-ius General Collier from that position, and the other onlerius the
National Guard troops to their honied.
'J he sction of the majority members or the I-oshdature in sustain!..;; the
repott of the Legislature Contest Committees oceurxvd after most stirnn;; and
thrill n: teem".
Tiylor issued a proclamation attempting to adjourn the Legislature, and
cabin.: an adjourned meetinc at London, an isolated place in the heart or a
KepuLliean district, and the scene of recent fends.
lie attempted to prevent the Lo?is,atoi.s.from assembling by aid of the Na
tional Guard. The l,c;:isiators were prevented from entering the assembly
chambers. An effort was made to meet in the vpera-boit-e, but the -oldie-is
headed them off. At the Courthouse the troops ap.iiu thwarted them with
bayonets, and at the Capitol Hotel it was the .-aim-.
I.y.n? at death's door. Senator Goebel ilireeted the Democratic plans so that
all misat be earrietl out lu It-sal form.
Sheriff Jaiiiix Sutton Mated yesterday tliat h'- shot Goebel. It is believed
that be is either crazy or knows who tiled tbe idiot.
At midnight Goebel was resting easy, and It was considered probable that
he would live till this morning, sind be may recover.
Some of the militiamen have determined to obey Governor Goelier.s order.
Ss The Rnpublicnus are app.Jiently planning to brine; rcenfeirceuienl- to Frank
fort. It Is expected th.H the mouutainoe-rs will return.
Taylor is living ia bis otlice in the Executive building.
Former Governor .McCreary cites the Constitution to .-.how that T.iylor was
not autborUtd in dedaring the Legislature adjourned to meet at London.
Frankfort, Kv Jan. CL The cor.OttiPn of
GoTtmor Goebel at 1130 to-n:sht was better
thin at any t!mo during tTie dnj. IIj wan
rotlcE cor .fortaMy, no unfavorable sytnp
tcaa had appeared, and It wju: announoivl
ttit ho nould ucfjiiffstionatily get taro-JB'j
tte night In eooJ Ehajie
Frankfort Ky., Ji 21. ' . lllliai Gottel
vo-isj- nin vato iwt
.. . , ,-..- i i .. . -.. . i
siuji-3 ouue, -an' m-m;nc oeciarea ayiulinr Mvl ..n! -r,,1 i,.,rr... t n,i,n. i....
C UVUCliU .n- wy HI IVt.U JJ..1L CA
Eioa assembled, to be Covernor jf tho Com
aonwcalth of Kentucky and J. W. C lleck
tin was declared to be lieutenant Gover
rcr. Tie cath of office wai adaiialiterej at
tJJ o'clock tn-niht by Chief Justice J. II.
Hazelrlgs of the Court of AiipeaSs to Goi
ercor Goebel. wbllo ljlnc on his b--d or sitf-fertn-;
with upl.fted hand.
"I do," said Governor GoLel, la a clear,
Via tone, as the last wordi of the oath
were said by Chief Justice IlazeiriK?.
"My or.o bote." t-ud Mr. Ucckham. after
taktns tho oath, "ii tint I shall bo only
IJeulnant Governor f'jr the ntxt four
j ears, and Cod blcs our Governor Got-btl.
Tho eolcoiil'y of the &cene at what may
prove to be Governor Gv-bel'& deathbed, ia
without r- rail- d la tli- ni'tory of this Ctu
nioaweal John L. Hr!-ii -fta sworn In as Governor
oa his dtatntr 1 after tho war, but under no
such clrcjnistai ces us existed In that
To-morrow an injunction will be applied
for la the Franklin Circuit Court to r---tra!ii
II r. Talor am Mr. Marshall from aUemjit
lnu to ero js Gmernor and i.leatenant
Tho session of the Senate and Hous.j and
tbe joint session to de-lido t.i con;--ts for
Governor a.l IJeuterant Governor wer-j
held at 8 o cJick to-night, tnoro than a iuo
rum being j resent- Oa account of tl.o
threats of the military otflcstr:. It was nec-essarj-
to hold the sessions quietly and se
cretly in ord. r that they might not be In
At tie ..u.t ?t ion the following re o
lutfofli m .i i- r i;.M'twl and Iteckbam aid
rebikms 'I .. 1 ,z A-re ailojitod.
lolut Seslon'T Iti-nailliti.iii.
"Whcr . ti. und. rsned mcaibcrs of tho
Scnato utiil IIuj.0 of lu.iirfcntatitcs. com
noslng a mtijority of the General Assembly
of this Commcnwalth and of tho two
bouses, thereof, en this day. January Si.
I'OO. did go 'o tlic- Caiiltol in the city of
Y'rankfort. for tho purjiose of hailing fm
!ns of t.e Senate and IIouc : ttrsuant
tw adjournnif nt and v.ir-i then and thire
met by a largo body of armed men. who
badtaken forclblw jxi.esslon of said build
lng.nd then and there, with arnvi, jire
vented th members of said Ceneral Aseem
My from cnterlrg and holding a cession of
either house in tho Sr.a-j Chamber, or tho
hall of ll c lio is.- of Representative.
"And. wnfrr.i. the miderslgiied mitnlur
of tho Oeiicrai Aucmbly. as afore-Mid. im
mediately r.djnur..t-il from the Capitol build
ing to th- op. ra-houte. In the said city of
Krankfort, ard w,.ru n like manner forcibly
prevent. u frern holding sovjons in tho
Courthcni e In th- elty of Krankfort. to
which the iind.-r-im-J adjourned, said op-fi-a-hout
and I'ourthouse Imtli li.ivlng Iiclii
fortll.l.v am unlawful!- taken posses-don of
ly sail anncd in- n. and. whereai, tli- Con
test ltoatd which has been encagtd since
Januarj- J5, 1AO, i hearing the contest U--twc-n
WUItain Goebel. contestant, and W.
J. Taj lor. contestce, for the oftlce of Gov
ernor, and between J. C. W. Iteckli.-ini, con
Aestant. and Jotjp Marshall, contested, for
the ofllce of Lieutenant Governor, had de
cided fald contest- In favor of the contest
ants In each caie, and had prepared In
each case a report ilgned by more t! an
teven members of each board, finding that
in ono case William Goebel had reeeived
tho blghcEt number of legal votes cast at
the November election, list, ni.d was thi n
nnd there legally elected Governor or tlir
Common-wealth of Kentucky and entitled to
said office, and that W. t5. Tavlor had not
teen elected Governor, as aforesaid, and
was not entitled to said otlice, and in the
other case rinding that J. W. C. Ucckhoni
had received tho highest number of bal
votes cast at tho November election. 1M.
and was then and thrro legally elerte 1 Lieu
tenant Governor of tie Commonwealth of
Kentucky and entitled to a.l.l oill. e mi.!
that John Marshall had not been e.octcd
Ucutenant Govcrr.or, a-? aforr.sd! 1. and was
aot cati:Iel to tl.o saia ottl e.
"And Whereas, The raid W:n. S. Taylor,
now actlnir Governor cf thl Cuminoa
wealth, h.uing karm-J said facts, and too
fitrthtr fact that the a ltd Contest Uo-itd
v.-oali on M'Ij day make report of tliclr
fim.l:i?s, I- the saM cj?-, to th iho
. lUIint t.ocei. hou?ct! er the General Awembly for S!s ac
ty r -v-iM-ti- J , nn ihmu, t-. sa 1 Taj-ioi for too fr.ic
said repo from be-In? mad.' to salil
hou&'-s, and for the cniawful pistjiose rf
r-eventlng the General Assembly fro.-n con
sidering or de-ermlnlng the said conte-.'-,
or either of th- m, end wrongruily and cor
ruptly, la violition of hKj oath of oifit.
and in violation of the law of the land, I--suc
hi? certain proclamation falsely declar
ing that "a stale of Insurrection now jir
vmiN In the Slate of Kentuelcy. and e-p-tially
In rY..nkforl. the capital the re
ef, and unlawfully and corruptly attempted
to adjourn the General Assembly to m-t at
l.nd.n, Laut-.'l County, Ky., on February
'The underslgn'il members of the sVnat
and House- do now declare that no violence
has ben done or attempted, or Ins existed
in the cltv of JtVankfurt. .av that bleb
Ins resulted irtni and l--ii tho aet of the
liand-j of Jawlecs armed men v.M-h i Id
Taylor had brought to tbe capital and
quartered in he Capitol and e;-itlvo of
l!oe?. trom the window of which last nam. d
building, on January fw. 10. an aas-dti
fired on and mortally noiindtd William
Go. be, a Senator from tin- County of Ken
ton, and ontc.tant for the ofllce of Gover
nor, while v.-alklng to the Capitol to attend
a. s-ession of the Senate upoa nald day. Uy
fone. fraud and corruption, tho raid con
tested. Taj lor, has prevented our meeting
at any place In the city of rntnkfart. and
announced through the Uwlesa men acting
unilt r his eiders that we shall not ass-mbl
to con'ider tlm said contested election caso
as a legislative liodj.
.lolut Scion Action.
"In view of these facts, we do now nd
htclp'". 'lei.rmlno a:.d declare that the said
William Goebel vas tlected Governor of
j this C-nnmoiiwealth on the revcath day of
I Xo-.ernbir. 1S. and then and theic re
ceived the highest number of P-g.il voles
cast at said citation, and In now legally en
titled to said olllee; that Willlan S. Taylor
did not receive the Mghest numlicr of legal
vot-s cist at sa!d election for raid otlice, and
ii not now entitled to hold the same; that
J- V. C. l;-ckham at said eltrctloa received
tho hlshet nunlM-r of legal votei cast at
said election for the offico of Lieutenant
Governor, and is now entitled to said of
fice, and that John Marshall did not recelva
tho high, st number of votes cast as afore
said, and Is not now entitled to said ofllce.
ind we do now direct that thl. resolution
and determination be entered upon the Jour
nal of each house. And we- do now. In th
I. line of th- rn-opl" of Kentucky, whoso
renresent uiv.s .- are. most tobainly pro
t. l against tne unlawful .let of the said
William i- TaIor. Acting Governor of Ken
tucky, m lining tho Capitol of the Stat
wills reckless armed mm, who have as-sjs-inatrd
an honored member of lhl n.
. ral Assembly, and In calling out the mllilU
without cause, excluding the General As
sembly from the legislative hells and in
preventing it from meting to transact tho
business of the Commonwealth.
(Signed) Senators: Jt. C. Crenshaw U
TI. Carter. J. D. Watson. W. O. Coleman
ilcU. Ferguson. Xewtri Fzazlr, S. IJ. Har-
"' ' runi.-. n. i. voi.-rs, T. It.
Welch. J. Kmbry Alln, Newton W. L'tleyi
J. G. Furnish. J. J. Johnson. Jno. A. Bell)
It. U. l'urjtar. J. 1L McConncli. J. Jl'
Thomas. W. O. Jones.
llepresent-tives: Claude Terrell, Chas. A.
Nelson. George '. Traver. Kd C. Barton
W. T. Iiflert. J. l,n W. Alexander. Albert
II Charles G Talbott. liiry. itobcTt
Swaiui, It. II. atins. L. C. Baw lings, T.
J Nickell. Lit II. Brown. Jr.; V. If. Balrd,
I. N. Greene. Jno. M. lj.-tterl, A. 1. Craw
ferd. J. C. I!. Conrad. 1 M. WHIlngharr-.
Christ Mueller. It. Owen Cochran, Allison
Holland. W. 1. Klalr. L. Shawlcr, S. L.
Vjiimeter. J. V. McKinney, i:. I.. Wath
rt,ud. S. V.. IkHikci, J L. Lgbert. G. T.
run. Ben Stephens. Lmmett orr. T. I.
l' rKins. .11. Allele. A s-. Ii. nton. W.
Sliteh. W. II. Minims, J P. Holt 1
CNlllopv. .1 C aelrill. (i. W. Ill.-Km.1l G.
It sjte-ut. L. M. Jancy. II. B. Ljon. . V.
lllPMA vU1 Is
SrEXK TX Till: CA1MTOI.
On the rtcht 1b i-hotrn th Statehou-
H'-i-.itor Col'l Th" tli- ttnor K
buti.Hnj-, ti-hi-Ii !: t 1 i :ij.rna-h!r
SAYS HE SHOT GOEBEL.
Louisville, K . Jim. :!L Jauios) SitMon. Sheriff of Whitley Couaty. who
cainc heto from Frankfort last night. N a prisoner in the county j.iil. At an
early hour this morning at the Victoria Hotel. Sutton went up to the oflk-e of
the clerk, hraudUhlng two revolvers.
"I am the man who shot Goebel:'' b. aid. "and I will never Ik- txken allTe."
The hotel manager promptly sent for the police, and on the app-nrauce of
Ihe latter Sutton ran upstairs to the third story, and. when lie thought be was
ubout to be captured, opettid a window and leapt d out. He alighted on bis f,-et.
was uninjured and ran nearly :i mile before he was ai rested.
The jHilice believe I hat Sutt.-u Is either unbaIniM-tI mentally or tunt he
knows who shot Gwbcl. An effort to interview him after he was lodged in jail
proved unsuccessful. He lay In :i drk corner of bis id! aud refUKed to miv
Co.t. C. 1'. Bosley, David B.ll. Wto. Itar.
...... S....rn III.
Eaunlis, lf:n-e aid tme even kmio''.
tn the stadovvofdea-h. William Go.br-1, tbj
statesrr.an, tl.o friend of the common people,
and n sjtnei of Ids enthusiastic fr'.r.di put
it, "the mar. of destiny." did this day vhat
it re-iined w-!l nUh impcuulJo fr a human
under such circumstances to do. Though ex
pected each hour to breathe bl last, an I
v.ith lovol on. awJltltig at his sld- U:ai
ins. et 1 o; Injf agal-ist what se-rr.rd to tsi
th bfv.tab'e. this remarkable ii.au calmly
and v.ith unerring precision ret dne-l the
leadership of his partv and dictated th: line
of policy which !.... nnuv him (iuvemor of
Admonished by his phvslilans not to talk
more than v.m imperative, h. wnh i ai..
but steady haul, wri-'e out his wishes ntill
lvlng flat upon his baek. Thoso directions
cs to the courso which should lie pursued
In making legal and binding th ontem
plated act of the Gi'ner.d Assembly weio
followi d to tho I-tter and with full knowl
edge cf tho piocedure In Joint session.
Chief Justlee Hazclrigg re'cognlzid it us
his duty to administer tho oiths of ofllc.
thus giving U all the olllclal recognition of
tho high) st oItici.il cut the bench la this
And all this Govcrr.or Goebel's brain ac
complished not only in the face of ihjssIWo
death, but while surrounded by armed
soldiers l roight here by Govt rnor Taylor.
llemoera He Coup.
The plan to mako Goebel Governor was
set In motion early In tho afternoon. A
stati ment was prepared saying that th-i '
board wblrli bad h-Td tho contests fur
Governor and Lieutenant Governor, had de
cided In favor of Goebel and Befkham; that
the boaids Intended to tefort thilr tlndlngs
to lh I,.gll.iti.re. biit that th-y had b lu
prevented from so doing by tbe action of
Talor la dedaring tho Ixgislataro ad
Tho siiitement then says the members of '
tho Legialatuie weio driven from nlac t.. '
a nlacB In '
enl Zm. '
to told a i
I lace by the militia und threat.
-- ...-j ..vj iu i oiu a
.I.. mi. t ... vBwuim iim UVU--I oi an '
the signers of thj Etatmnt that Goebel i
ai.d Beckham were the legally elected Gov.
ernor ar.d Lieutenant Governor, und each
man. us he signed tho paper, announced
that he voted fjr the adoption of the major
ity report or the contest boards, which de
clared Goebcl-Bcckham to be tho men right
fully entitled to the oifiu--.
The statement in full Is signed by a ma
jority of both houses, and 1 as follows:
"To t le Citizens or th Commonwealth of
On th- t hirty-f.rst day of Jinuarr. ,s)0.
nt 10-). tho hour to which tlio llo-is" of
Itepre- ntatlves had ndjourned. the mem
bers thereof attempted to as-einble in the
Hou-u in the Mate Capitol for the purrs)"
ot performing the duties vuth which they
are chargisi under the laws of the Com
monwealth. At the entrance to the Houe
they were met by iirm'd soldiers comm Hid
ed bj- tlio jVdJutant General or the State,
under tho orders of the Acting Governor,
and tba memlsrs of jour House of llepre
fwntatlv.s nero by tho soldiers not only
lefused admission to the House-, hut com
manded to "disper-.e as an unlawful as
sembly." "Thereupon jour Iteptesentatlves at
tempted to m-et at other plac.s within tho
cltj ot Frankfort, but were pursued by thn
sime -oldlers and dispersed at tho point of
the bajor.et; furthermore, as if these un
warranted acts hitherto unheard of and
without precedent under any term ot gov
ernment were not iutilclent assumption of
tjnir.nlc.il povverj, notlco was then mil
there attempted to be served upon j'our
Beproser-taltves l.y tajon.'ted officers that
be, the Actlt.g Governor, had adjourned tho
General Assembly to meet In Uiudon, In a
remote mountain countj- In the hc.rt of
that s.rtlou of the Stat notorious through
out tho nation (or its lawlcssn.j-s. rnur
ele rons feuds and ".sasiPiaticv-i, where h
and his piedtccssurs have repeatedly ac
YA1IU .IL'ST AFTKK TUU SUOfTlX(i OF WILLIAM i;0Ki:i-:L.
From tJi F-rnnJ .-.n.l tJilrJ "iti.rv nii'lnir r-in th lollev of Jive hit'. ..! .t
.1 lv Tnl-i. Ihtr S"-crtiirv of ia!- aaii it
ri.- two b.i.Mtn: ar- atiou!
kriov.'WI,j.-d their tnaWHt- to enforce tic
Saw, even with the full ujslatknce of ti.e
mllT power nf tb elite. ThJ ootra
Jteous tnurpktlon eif porr and autho-ity,
dnid to tne b .rally constituted Chttf Kx
ec.tlv.j of tn Cormronwealth by tbu Cvn-ttltutio-i.
the Acting Governor attempts to
bi.se upvn iji a.Iegni stito of lnsurr.ctlon
wide!, ha without v.airui.t of fact d'clare
to ei.t throughout the Stale, and especl
allj In the vicinity of 1 rankfort.
"Now. therefor, we. tho undrr-lgned
Itepresentatlv-es of ICcn'uck. do iiotest to
tin! iieople of the Common r.ealtli:
i "First That no In..urrH lion e-itj's or h is
i!iitjl in the vicinity of Fraokfort or ils..
"iSecond That no dajigfrs or It.JIcatlor.i
of danger xlit except snch as hav arisen
trom time to tmw from tho presence und
tbrcatenlnic nio.-eD-.en: of hord.-s of armed
mountain Bepubli.aa. brought here, by th
a.-. .lie; GuVernvi ai.u hi X,UtIral
eolleaKues lc.r th.i soIt. i,Ut vain
purpose of pre.vokirg iesnlineiit and
counter dirnonstrs-tlonj Un tho port
of the ian-abidliig citizens ' the
State, rliieh c-oun.0 of Conduct hot 1 its
logical and Inevitable If not m comem
plaod (iilnilii.iiu.il l.nt liPgiay inornlrig hi
the assasHlnatlou ftom a ulnelow o the
Kxoi-utlve building, m th- Immt-iliUo vicin
ity eif the otHce of th Acting Governor, of
the HoR'.raul- William ;cH?b-l, a Si nator
approaching the thr.chdJ of the Senate
Chamber tn the cviTc-lseof his oitlclal du
t'es. tho victim being aLotlie contestant tor
"Third-Tint tbe civil authorities of the
cuntv of Frankfort wer-s obI and willing
to enforce thu law, punish the oltecder.i and
nrotect tho citizens, but an opportunity so
to do was dc-nl.Nl them In ordr tliat nn
oxcuso might if found f.- t-rrorlxlcg thrs
cnniniumtj vuth armed yoldlera.
"We. In o.ir r iri-HvntatI(in, deeply 2 -plorlng
thA uoeisslty thus placed upon us
unr-Kii'iiiin ii- vniuu ato tne fair I lino
or our ouoved but humiliated and bl.j-d
,,1K St"te. the Innocent victim of a thou
?1'"1 Kr,st: "'"' Serbs of adll-ional cut
.-. u."e semi ot atjrional cut-
"KS' vulmi"" ""t hls daT in the complete
suppirsslon of the legislatlvo and JudlcNl
lpirtmnt of tlio Stato govei iirnent, th"
oi.irin.-its or tlio St,itfl goveiiirnent. th
-..-s. i uc-iiou or civil uoertv anJ tti ,.n-
thronement cf trvrinri) and trasm. eio dc-
t.are t ne aiorevaid coiiduc: on tho rart of
i.ic- arung uutirnor und Ids colleagues to
he without warrant of law. without Jiitlll
.nwii ui iucu un-i vviiiuut eicus. save
ind eicep- an unwillingness on tho part of
the nctlng Governor to ajbmlt his claims
to .he ollic. Ahlch he now occup'"s to a
fair und legil ndJulieatlon before the high
est tilbutial l;iiow.n to the Iiws of thu Com
monwealth." It was slew work ohtnlr.lng tho signa
tures uf the me mbe rs of the House nnd Son
ate, and although the vvotlt was la progress,
all attctuoon. St was, not until evening tint
the necessary number of signers hail beei
JI:ielrlaK Ailmliilstc-rs Onlh.
As f-ooii as the last man actually needed
had allied hH s'guatuie to th statement
wo-d was rent to the res.dence of Chi. t
Justice Hazelrigg of the Court of Appeals.
He ciemo at orce to th. Capitol Hotel,
passed directly upstahs to the room or Mr.
Gocbl an J administered tlie oath of olllee.
There were In the room at th time tho
0.11I1 w.is administered besides ilr. Goebei
and Jucge Haz.lrige. Arthur Goebel.
Prettier of the vcounded man; Mrs. Welch.
his sister, and Percy Halej-. his campaign
manager, and two or three Intimate friends.
Mr. Goebel was unable to srj- anything
regarding the matter, but the contented
smild on his fare- bore strong witness to thu
pleasure! he felt.
Judge Hazc-lrtgg CW lined to make any
statement concerning llio manner in which
the oflicea had been conferred upon tho
"A majority of both hous.-s of tho Ijegl.s
Inttire declared for them." ho tald, "and
when I -was asked to swear them la there
was nothing left for me. to do but adminle
ter tho oaths of olllee. The proceeding wa.
of course, entirely legal and proper. I
would not have done as I did had It been
l.oel.e to Oriiimlre Mlllllii.
Mr Goebel. as soon ai bi waj assured
hT oltll i ill. tin ihM Ift ! tnp Cai.ii.it
Jlfiy ft aptr:.
that h w.w legallv Governor of Kent s-kv.
took pn.tnM aetton 2rcaltne fh iiilltftry
ana of th .rvtee-.
Two oide.-s qtiloklv prepared for his
RiKniture. thu first of which discharged
Adjutant General L-aiilc-1 Collier from oclci
id appoint General Jolm IS. Cji tloaian of
IulsMlitf &k bis success, r.
Tl.o second was Jlreetei to the command
erj of the militia i... .v stationed In thlieltj-,
iirec!:mr th-m to icturn to their horn.
Word wad at one- telgrapbel to General
("ast'eroan of his appointment. ulid ha is
expcfetetl In th- city to-iucrraw morning.
Theiss is a possibility of trouble In th.
n-.it. er of Control of tba .State troops. Thu
rljxents of the cjards have latvly boen
reorgaulied and ar fot ilo most port made
vip of ilepublicar.i and frso: a followe rs of
John 15. Castl'-mai srve-I as "olonel of
tl.o Firs; Kentucky Hrgruieiit to th- l'uerto
J clean campaign. 1U 1 ! eX.Conf lerato
1IU appointment !g tak-n to tunn fit
GOebel will orfranizo s nw Kentucky Na
ttoi al Guard.
1: l n'Jt .-er'al-i that the trooiw utit .?
onca ob-y the on.;t:-s Issued t.v Governor
Go-.bt, :ii.d any attempt to force thsra to
do o will almost curtalnly result In trouble.
Some of tlio ofT.crs Intimated that thej
would not obey tho orders to leave, nl
IhouKh they Here careful not to aj- so In
rpectfic to ins.
Indicatlcns around tho Statchoc?. to
lilsht waz-i r.ot su-:h as to warrant any be
lief that tin troops jio-.t thero intended to
move wy In the morning.
Supj.llei of clothing j.nd food were being
reelv.-d unl unloaded and fverj thing
seeoied to wirrant the assumption that th
troop- were to si.iv fur a time, ut least.
Gen.rU Collier refused jsjsl-ive-ly to say
i.D.vthiog regarding his possible lino of uc
tlon. Ho would not sftj". however, that l.e
had hdj Intention of givl-ig up his pmltlon
at tile order of Governor G'Xbel.
sio- Will Obej Goebel.
It was at.nouucd 1c m. inb-rs uf tho
mllitlt le-nlKh: tint of the soldiers nuw
under arms her.- !.uut 11 would obej- tho
orders of (JjVet':or Goebel. It is not .-jss-te.1
tint they wiU r.ttaik their com-
r.ul.-s. iut tbej wl.l r.fuse to ob.y th-oreie-rs
tf Guverror Taj lor. and take their
Chances of a couit-riar-.laJ.
Tim Bepul.llcHis r doubt'ess making
pints to reeinforce tho troois now ejuar
tere.l vith l.Wo or more mountaineers.
Ikirlj- th: evening a special I & N. train
of caches passed througli Frankfort to
Fasteui Kentu-kv. All ilia coaches wero
eupt... -o or. b-in Ii '. - tram except tl.o
. r- . Tlie train ..tdv vop cl .i few e- -c
mis at Tiankfoit. tl.. iiBlneer telling a
in. u on the piaMorr.i that it bad a clear
tnck and w:..s un ler huriy ord. rs.
Tho members of the. crow refu-cd la t-il
th'lr destination, bu-. said tho tra.n was
bc.u- d for Fastern Kenturkj-. It is Mm I
STIRRING SCENES WHEN MILITIA
THWARTED THE LEGISLATORS.
Fiankfori. Kj.. Jan. T! -When ll-e m -rr-brs
of the Ge.'eral jsembly pre-, in -1
lh mselces at the entrbiico to the I,eglsla-
lurei halLi sburtly alter 10 o'clock th.y
were confronted .with a proclamation b
Tajlor declarhig a state ot Insurrection and
adjourning It to meet at Imdon, t-inrel
lountj, on Tuisstsj-, February 6. The proc
lamation was read bj Adji.tt.rt General
Collier, who stood oi the steps leadlr-g to
the second floor, surrounded by blue-coats.
(The prewrlsroatloii apiM?ars elsewhere.j
Not u soldier was lu sight oil tho oiitsldi
of the building, but oncu the door opened
It looked like war. Long lines of Infantry
were drawn up on each sldo of the hall with
Siod bavonets. At tho foot of the stairway
le cding to the le-glsliitive halls stood Cloud
Williams, and b. bind him a detachment ot
soldiers completely blocking the stair,
e'olonel Williams .arried in his hands a
large bundle of papers, whk h he hand-d
to cm b member of the House ns the.v
I-iss. d lu. It wa a copy of the proclama
tion. Colonel WllllamE permitted Clerk Ij"-.
Assistant Cletk Ilinry Stone and a ftw
Itepresentatlv.s to pass up the stairs. Th-n
the mum body of the lygl-lature cvm.
tramping through tho cloorwuj-. and they
were stooped l.y the soldi, rs In an instant,
laiud cries and exclamations idled the Mr
and Colonut Williams, mounting h-alf vva ;
un th- stairs, sheu-c.l.
Gentlemen, I hold la my hands a proc
lamation iued bj the Governor of Ken
tu. Kj-, tvhlch I will read."
He then re-.ul tho proclamation In a lou I
to-ie. and directed an rrdclj to Fans copies
of th" nrocUmaticn out Into tho crowd. Th;
legislate rs were ce ming 111 too raplilj-, how- '
ever, and the pushing and shouting made
It impossible tor any explanation to bo I
given the late comers,
TaylorV in.M-Iamatlou no'l-:
llit.'iitie DeiKirtm.-nt, 1 .-.'inkfurt, K., Jan. ?,. -fu the G.mral A .-iii.; n'
tlio Common wealth of Kentucky: Vhrt.i, A Mate of insurnctiou now pre
xails in ijm St.it.' of Kentucky, and . -e. ially at rrankfitrt, thetapn.-:l fie re
of, by virtue of the autUi:ty vet,i.-l in me- by ihe Oaututioii f KetU"ky. 1
do hereby, by this prnlam.i.tion,aliorn at im.t tbe Geu.-nil Aembly of th
i?t:m." of KetiliM'kr. to nipet at ij.doii, iiitnl (Jouuty, Tin wUr, the sixth iht.,
of I'ebruary, li''. at 1- oVL.ek nnou. (in under m lisittd at I Rttik'.'it,
Ky.. tills ::otli diiy of January. Ili, at ! "! k p. in.
(sicm-i w. s. tavi.oi:
G.i-rnor f Ki'iitu k.
Uy Cab'li I'owrr-, Si reiar of uil'.
ittei hu''1 si'i:.'ni.
I'mukfort, Kj.. .T.n. :?' 'Williani
Goebel, immedk'tti ly after if'.nx .sworn
In as Gucrnor, HMted ib following
"AVhereuH, It lw btM-n made known to
mo that certain persons, uithoiii au
tliiity of law, hate banded tbemshcs
togetlier for the unlawful purpn.se u
f.iti-ibly iirevi-ntitig tin- t;.-r.er.il As-sem-
biy of Keutiliky fn.tn assembling and
discharging thtir oihiktl duties tit the
s'lit of goxeiiiuient, and have for said
unlawful puriK.se a.seinbhil in the- eity Uui!jver, who :u-e now unlawfully eu
of Frankfort the Fir.-t and Second regt- awi in iu-rferius with and intimid.it
nieuUi of the Kentucky State Guaid. and ' iIllf waibers of the General .Vssembly of
bv force uf arms have unlawfully takea ,,js Commonwealth to disband and d -possession
of the Hall of the House of J Klc trim turrotizlng and Intiiaidatuis
Itepresemativt s and the Senate Cham-1 tU' saM m-mbers of the General Asserr.-Ln.-r.jf
th.! Sute of Ke murky, as well as hiy vnd sll olbt,r i;(iMi citiieas of this
all other public buildings and archives Commonwealth.
ot the Commonwealth, and lave, by "Gn.-n under my hand as Governor o'
fori -.Intimidation and vloleue.... -Milled M. c-Miimonwealrij of Kentnckr. at
tin- Geucral Assembly fnim t'ie Capitol
buildings and refused tn iM-rmlt the Sc-n-ate
and llou-e of Itcpresentauve to
bold their sessions therein, and a.'e now
THE KENTUCKY CONSTITUTION
ON LEGISLATURE ADJOURNMENT.
iti n r.i.i' si kciau
Fr.tnkfort, ICy.. Jan. 111. Former Goveraor olcCte.iry and other prominent at-torn.-y
a ri of tbe opinion tlrut Tailor ov erMepptd the Omsutution of Ken
ttle-ky ivli--n he dcebiri'd the Logj..fcitureadjouities.l to meet in Lmdon.
They Kty tliat the Consti'iitlcn of Kentucky defines the jwivers of the Grr
rnor to ciuieiie or adiourn tbe General Assembly In tvvo bectioits. which are.
""o'tb. The- first mes'tlrjg of tlie General Assembly thrill be- on the first Tues
day afltr the first Monday in January, 3M1, and thereafter every second year.
And Its session bliali be held nt the seat of Government, eieept lu case
of war, Instirteetloas or irestiler.ee. whea It nuy, by pruelamatioa of the Gov
euior. assemble for the time being ebe ivhow."
Sutli. The Go?ruor msy. on eitraordlaary tveasions-, c-itiveue the General
As-embly :u tbe s-nt cf jf.'. rnmet.t or jt i different place If that Fhcu 1
have l esim.-dju-.je-r.rtts rrom an enemy, cr from cautaglous di-easeH. Ja -no
of dhaerefiuent b-tvvceii tbe twe houses- i,:ih rcspee-t to tbe time of tbe ad
jotunment, I.- may adjourn t belli to such time as be think rorex. not to ex
ceed four lm-utbs."
oplrmn ti Democrats th:t ths train Is be
lrg talon to the Mimntairs to be re'ii'ite.!
filled with sluirpshooters ind d;perafe
men to back up the soldiers, "t wa.s ap
parent this Lfterr.oon that tlia lU-publloans
were nfnvlJ Ihe force was not raHcien- lu
hold tho fort and s.iftl.v latren.h Taylor.
While the remtcrat did not dl'Cuis such
a thing ns bnnglnj armed men t the capi
tal, thej- r-elved telefirams and telephono
messages from th-ir homo counMa asking
how munv men Goebel need.d. Several
m.n pleaded to Le allowed to head a force
o arm-.! Democrat to war on Frankfort.
To all thetr requests tho leaders here re
plied beeec.lag their f.Jlow-Dcmoerats to
keep co.il and to not think of coming here.
But tho Hepubtlcans found out tbes- things
and thev lmmedla'eTy tevamo fIghter.ed
Uheii the mountaineer tnvade.1 F-ankfort
last week, an Tj. S. N. ti.un composed or
empty coaches pa id through an evenln;
or so 1" for- the .laj- of their oraing. Con
sequently the pa-sing ? the train this
afternoon Is regarded a slgnitleniit by tho
A I'e-It f:on 1.00 or l.IcO of Governor T.vj--lor"s
mountain h.tichri. n Is cvi-ecttd to
murrow. About of the men. -bo came.
h.te last wwlc from thi mountains, o.v
still lu Frankfort, and ar apparently pre
pared to remain until Governor Taylor
tells them th. v am no loig-T needed.
Taylor I? living tn his otiieo In th lsecu
llve building. H ato all till meals off hi
desk lo-day. nnd Is sle.-plrg In tho ofQco
to-tilght. It was said, however, that ho (HI
net n the until Lite. The soldiers have or
ders to keep a clo-e watch on the building.
Collier t! en mountd t'ie .talrwaj- and read
the- proclamation a second time. When he
bad unifhe-d a Iteprcseniatlve shoute-d:
".1!r. Chairman: Mr. Cliiitrmiin!"
"Well." said the Cue ral, with a laugh.
"Where Is Iy-ndon"
"It Is in Kentucky," jelled another
Tho gi.od humor soon died awaj-, however,
and loud cries of indignation were heard
from the Democratic meinters.
Th-n. lo'td above thd tumu't. camo a
voice, clear and sharp:
"Wo up: dealing with a p.uk of hMthcns
and hounds; lei's go to tho opera-house."
sellouts of approval gtevtcd this proposal
and out of tho door, down the broad step",
stieained the crowd, hastening along sic
Clair street, tov ard ihe opera-hous-. Close
behind camo General Collier on the run. He
shouted orders to lieutenant Colonel Gray
of the Louisville Legion, who wus stundinir
bj- the step.c. A few- quick order were
glve-n by that otllcer. and away townrd th-i
ope'ra-house went tho soldiers on the dead
liiti. It was no paradu. Everj man went
as though rumlng to a flro. They ran up
th. middle of the street nnd easl j- dis
tanced the legl-lators. who took lb.- side
walk and handicapped themselves by the
numerous inists, boxes and ledestrtans that
tilled the wa General Ljons, the oldest
and moit corpulent in tho House, had,
despite hla phj-stiul drawbacks, managed
to beat tho soldiers and get Into th halL
He was politeij requested to como out.
which ho did. with the remark:
"It dees not lo..k as though a quorum will
JL1"'"1?' Mf aSi.J . .owncr of thi opera
JSffll'i.i UnlltX l7wa1 p'
"'a ' '"
Thomas Heffner. tho owner of thi opcra-
Continued em I'ase- Three.
(loii-ruvr of tue Crmnnwralt b
tueky, do hereby command Me
rit t and Se-oml regimeuu? of ii K
tueky Mate Guards aud t-ueh auu .
orti'.r anl member thereof to iu n
i.!r b:i.-s ami M-veral avoeatioi and
there lenutin until lawfully i-.ill-J i o
"L aI-o comiusml all other -rBti
1(3 .. this olst day of Jaij-a-"WILLIAjI
I'..r stlssoxiri lir Tlinrs.lay nntl
lrlditt; rlstnir tecipe-ratarri frrsU
vn-sterly vvlnils. l.ecouitni; vnrlnble.
I'nr Jlllxtols l'alr Tlitirsduy nnt
T'rldat. nltlt rising; teniperulurc;
fresh westerly trlmls.
I'or Arkniisns fair Ttinrsda)';
pnrtly rlou.Iy und srarmer Krldnyt
1 etoebel Declared Governor.
S. ?p:on Kop Los Torty Frr Ct.nl.
Suit ti Oust Celor.e.l S.nclalr.
Strauss Studio Burned.
2. lye I'bilpot Going Back to Kentucky.
4. Knee-Trac'i Bcsults.
We.ghts for tho Big Handicaps.
New LPBgUd Blocked.
Z. ?upposed Bandits Tiro oa Officer.
invents In Keclety.
Bitter AtUik on Senator Fettlgrew
Old landmark Conn.
7. Lighting- Contracts Awarded.
Te-.tas Anti-Trust Law Effccttva.
Deserted lib Muscular Wife.
0. Brady Bolted City Commutes Meeting.
Big Ptrlko la Coal Fields Frol.b',
Transfers of Healty.
Carload Bates nnd Not Ier HundreJL
News, of the Churches.
V ArgelU Indignant.
Grain and IVoduce.
Fought a Flro In Zero Weather.
Numerous l'lans for Flltratloa.
She Didn't Take the "Fhone.
i-'oupla Changed Their Flans,
liattllng With Peons.
School of Osteopath-.
PRAYED FOR PEACE.
Political Situation .he Theme of
Leilrpton. Ky.. Jnn. 31. During midwee
prayer meetings la nil the churches of tho
tltv to-nlght iastors and members made th..
political situation a .pedal ihemo lor
Taee burden was that th-t Statj might bs
traved furthar bloodshed and dishonor.
KNOX COUNTY CITIZENS.
Thr-y Denounce the Attack on Oov
Barboursvli;.. Kj-.. Jan. 5L-Ciiizcns oC
Knox Countj". In mass convention to-daj-.
adopted resolutions d-nouadn.5 the assassi
nation of Senator Goebel.
Ono company of Stato Guards left here.
Inst night and the other to-night tor Frank
furt. IlniniHon-nromi Mhor Co.'s Sittrs.
Pat. 4 fr .in Dec, Sth. ls, to Feb
1st. lo... Jl,K.eiX3
Ciles trem De-a oth. is is, to Fob.
J-t. 13J l.tXcXKiOj
ti rrori!iig the r ir. iiiath.
pi pie. and who are good i itixi
"N'iu, tlin toie, I, William
. .. ps.osau