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WALLACE GRUELLK, Ei.itoi:.
II UtTFOitD, OHIO COUXTV, KY.,
WBDN'BSDVY. JANUARY 27. 1S73
tVcliit'lfiy. Jnnunry Ji'J.
Yotrplay. al Waitliintoii City, White
law RcM, i lie cililor of the Xeiv York
Triluuii, alter t"-stil iti before riicJWnyfi
mil Means coimii litre, in tlic 1'acilic Mail
matter, wan nrrefUil at the instance of
!ns Shrplieril on .1 charge of libel.
Extei'i- fit Ciaral inns are making at
Mrmphi fiirtliccelcbrition ofManli fira.,
wliitW falls on the 'Jth of February this
W. II Aspinwall, tiie great New York
sliip owner nnl financier, died last nighr.
All Europe is iniiinjr.'ivith prospect for
a general war in the near future.
Uermany is going to prohibit the impor
lation of American jotatocs into thai
Serious alarm was felt in Ret ne yester
day for the health of the Pope..
About three Iiundivd convicts revolted
yesterday afternoon nt the llisfonri peni
tentiary, but the uprising was squelched
The National Hotel of Louirille took
its customary trip "up the ppout" yester
d.iv. Six hundred persons have visited the
Natural Bridge within the last ix months,
each of who:n paid one dollar for viewing
this wonder of nature.
Some thieves entered the bedroom, of
Mrs. Campbell and Miss Harriet Camp
bell, of Sumter, S. C, while the ladies
were ?Teeping, and carried away a Sarato
ga trunk weighing 300 pounds.
In a car-load of horses and mules which
arrived in Richmond, Va., yesterday
morning from Baltimore by the Richmond,
Fredericksburg and Potomac railroad,
three fine horses and a mule were found
trampled to-dcath by their, felloiv-sufferers
in the over crowded car.
Senator Brownlow voted the Democrat
ic ticket at toe Knoxville, Tcnn., election
On Thursday moruMig-a discharged col
ored soldier, by thenameof Alex. Brown,
murdered a colored girl, with whom he
was living, on theCibilo, three quarters of
a mile below Selma, Texas. The murder
ed woman was stabbed in the neck and
arm, and almost disemboweled. Death
followed almost immediately, the weapon
used being a butcher-knife over a foot long,
which was completely covered with blood.
The motive is supposed to be jealousy.
The murderer gave himself up to the au
thorities. Yesterday morning early, wbile Wm.
Heath was blastinc rock at McMillan's
Station, Tenn., a piece about the size of
Ins hst struck him in the forehead, and al
most instantly killed him.
Thursday a man named Diekerson was
killed, and W. H. Keys, late compromise
candidate for the House of Representa
tives, mortally wonnded, at Ilouma, La,
Keys and Diekerson, the latter a man who
had been canvassing the parish for the for
mer during the campaign, entered a bil
liard saloon in Ilouma for the purpose of
playing a game of billiards. It appears
that Keys' credit was not very good, and
the keeper of the saroon insisted upon hav
ing some security that he should be paid,
and Keys accordingly placed in his hands
a revolver, to be redeemed at the conclu
sion of the game by payment of the usual
charge for the use of the table. When
Diekerson and Keys were done playing,
the latter wanted his revolver back, al
though he did not have money enough to
pay his bill, but promised to pay at an
other time. This promise was not good
enough for the saloon keeper, and he de
clared his intention of either getting his
. money or keeping Keys' pistol. Accord
ingly Keys and Diekerson attempted to
forcibly obtain possession of it. In the
melee, as before stated,- Diekerson was
killed and Keys mortally wounded. The
latter was a colored man and a member
of the Legislature of 1873.
JThnrwlay, Jr.nnnry 21.
Charles Kingsley, the English author,
was reported dying yestcrdayof inflama-
tsn -f tint InnM
Snow-slides are occuring almost hourly j
in canons ol Utah, cour men were killed
by one in Summit canon Saturday.
Fifty bottles that hail contained mor
phia were found in the trunk of Dora
'Johnson, who committed suicide in Vicks-
4burg the other day.
.Sim Crews killed a man at New Salem,
Rnsk county Texas, by beating ,him on
the head with a brickbat. The killing
appears to have been in self-defense.
There is within six miles of the town of
Burnet, Texas, a bed of beautiful marble
which, according to the report of the
State Geologist, is the finest in the world,
and is in places thirty feet thick.
A colored woman named Phoebe White,
eighty years old, residing in Nashville,
while sitting by the fire in a chair. Sun
da v afternoon, 'her clothing was ignited.
and to escape the horrible fate awaiting
her, she Tan to the bed and hurried her
self in the-clothing. Hat instead of allonl
ine her any reliel, the bed was fired, and
it and her clothing were actually iirying
ner flesh, when Deputy Coroner Ryan,
seeing smoke issuing through the roof,
and thinking the house was on fire.ruahed
in. and. observinc the aged woman kneel
ing at the bedsidc.be laid his hand upon her
tdioulder with a view to assisting her out,
but. to his amazement, he only succeeded
in slightly tearing away eome of her burnt
flesh. At the same time ne caned lor
water, obtained it, and put out her cloth
ing. rriilnj', January 22.
slotted to the U. S. Senate
by the Massachusetts Legislature. Bay
's - . ' 1. f. (linTlal.L-
ara was re-eiccieu iu uisouhk ""-
ware Legislature. James E. McDonald
was elected to the same by the Indiana
Legislature. Francis Kernan was elected
to ihe eame by the New York Legisla
ture. Judge Cbristiancy, Liberal Itepuli
lican, was elected to the eame, to succeed
drunken 2acli Chandler, by the Michigan
Legislature, Gen.. F. M. Cockrell was
elected to the same by tie Missouri Leg
islature. All of these arc Democrats ex
cept Dawes and Chri'tiancy, and all the
Democrats take the place of Republican
A duel was fought near San Francisco,
iCal., yesterday between two men named
Zecchi and Ives. The former was hit in
Frederick Hinhlut wa hanged at Phila
delphia veMerday morning for murder.
The FrexbWcrian bell of Greenville,
Tctin., has not missed ringing a single
day tor a year. During the wars of the
criiKtdes it rang at the very utterance of
every prayer, which was about twenty
tmir limes a day.
Some piece of ancient pottery and the
rkeh-imi uf:i man lout twice as large a.
i.t Mi-nt lull-grow, human being were
UN i 1 1 v exliiiti ! fioni a oiut twenty
' Jut Itrt btluiv the fturlair.' L'U the Una ol
Arch. McCalcb, in Williamson county.
Tcnn. Some of the bones of the skele
ton peri-died when exposed to the air.
Riley White, convicted at the last term
of the District Court at Corsicana, Texas,
of the murder of Tom Tomson, will be
On Friday last, two negro men, named
Jake Hartman and Wesley McLean, were
huir' at Clayton, Barbour countv. Ala.,
having been convicted of the crime of
murder in the first degree, at the last
term of the circuit court. The parties
murdered were negroes, and for little if
any provociiion. They confes.cd their
crime mid tonic occasion to say that so
many men had escaped punishment for
crime, that they thought they would get
A few days since a man died in the city
alms house, of Richmond, Vn., nj:ed fifty
two, leaving tight hundred dollars in
money, and other property, the money
being on dejoit in New York. Being a
British subject, the Britinh consul took
charge of his effects, when he discovered
that he had left a will in which he nomi
ted a citizen of Richmond a co-executor
with three other gentlemen of New York.
After making beiieststohisauntand sis
ters in England and Ireland, in his will,
njade in New York., September, 1870, he,
by codicil, made in Richmond, in May,
1874, says- "And I do hereby direct my
executors, before carrying into execution
any of the bequests made in my said will,
to pay to the following insurance com
panies of London, England, to-wib To
the Atlas Fire and Life Assurance Com
pany, 100, to the Sun insurance Com
pany, 100; to the Phcjenix Insurance
Company XI00, to reimburse- then for
money received Iit rnc in Ijiverpooi, r.ng
land, in the year 1810, from the said in
surance companies, paid by them to me.
to which 1 believe 1 was not strictly enti
tle.!." A respectable colored family in Augus
ta, Ga , have owed a section in the color
ed cemetery durin? the nast thirty years.
and have hurried in it several of their
rcWtivcs. A few days since they were as
tonished and filled with indignation upon
discovering that a stranger bad been in
terred in the section, iliey immediately
set to work to discover who was the tres
passer, and after diligent inquiry ascer
tained the following; It seems that a cer
tain Bob Mosley was indebted to another
Fifteenth Amendment whose name we did
not learn, and by reason of his impecuni-
o-dly was unable to liquidate the same.
Knowing that Ins creditor was in search
of a suitable spot in the colored cemetery
to bnry a deceased relative, he went to
him and offered toallow him to bury his
dead in the section referred to above, pro
vided the debt due by the said Bob was
immediately cancelled. A bargain was
at once made. Bob got his receipt, and
the dead stranger was buried in the sec
tion to which the aforesaid Bob had not a
shadow of right or title.
Later information brings out several
new facts connected with the quadruple
tragedy at Laconia Circle, Ark., in which
the brothers Buck and Harris were killed.
Alvis Buck threw and held down one of
the Harrises, and sought to make him
tell who shot Hale Buck several weeks
before, but disclaimed any intention to
shoot or stab Harris. The latter refused
to reveal the name. Charles Buck had a
double-barreled shotgun, and declared
no one should interfere between bis broth
er and Ilarris. Esq. Smith, who, it is
said, was intoxicated, attempted to wrest
the gun from Charles Buck. It was ac
cidentally discharged, and the contents
lodged in Harris' brother, a quiet specta
tor, who fell dead. Just then some one
shot Charles fatally, through the win
dow. AlvisTan to him, when the Harris
he had struggled with dicw a pistol and
shot him. lie in turn drew his pistol
and fired at Harris, killing him instautly.
Both the Harrises lay dead on the. floor,
and both the Bucks were wounded. But
Alvis got Charles on horseback, and was
mounting himself, when another man
fired several times, inflicting five more
wounds. Though mortally injured, Chas.
held Alvis behind him, and rode to Shep
herd's, four miles away Charles died
that night; Alvis survived till the next
afternoon. He was, universally liked in
the neighborhood, being held in the high
est esteem, and his death is generally la
mented. Saturday, January 23.
The mystic societies oT New Orleans
have concluded not to celebrate Mardi
Gras tliis year.
Our efficient Superintendent of Public
Instruction, Dr. II. A. M. Henderson, de
livered a masterly address on the subject
of popular education before the Tennessee
Legislature last night.
The floods have done great damage to
property in California. The Salinas val
ley is under water.
A snow-slide in the mountains near Ge
noa, Nevada, buried forty Chinese wood
cutters, eight of whom were killed.
Snow-slides at Big Cottonwood a".d A1
ta canons, Utah, in the past week, have
killed twenty persons.
Yesterday and this morning a desperate
affair occurred in Mississippi county, Mo.,
which resulted in the death of an officer
and one of his posse, and the mortal
wounding of a supposed thief. Deputy
Sheriff Joe Carr and a posse of five men
attempted yesterday afternoon to arrest a
young man named ilcnson, charged with
robbery. He gave them battle, shooting
and killing Carr. This morning Sheriff
Swank, with a posse, renewed the attempt
to arrest the now murderer.who again re
sisted withfirearms, killing one of the
posse and wounding another. He did not
surrender until mortally wounded himself.
It. Farley, a traveler from Pennsylva
nia, committed suicide at Omaha, Neb.,
last night. Cause, destitution.
Mr. John It. Byne, a well-known citizen
of Richmond county, Ga., accidentally
shot himself in the stomach last Saturday,
producing a mortal wound. He died on
Sunday morning about four o'clock.
On Sunday last James F. Enox, a Dep
uty Sheriff of Red River county, Texas, on
a requisition from the Governor of Texas,
arrested D. T. Alexander, an old citizen of
Jackson county, Ark., and for roanv years
living near Jacksonport, and always bear
ing the name of a respectable, easy going
fari?er, on the charge of murdering Jacob
Akard, in Lamar 'county, Texas, twenty
one years ao on thcSth of December last.
Alexander is aLout seventy years old, with
long streaming Ioc!s of snowy whiteness,
which seem to refute tbe horrible charge
brought against fiim. The prisoner ac
knowledged his guilt.
A few days ago eighteen or twenty con
victs from the Alabama penitentiary, who
were employed at the Ncwcaste coal mines,
on the South and North railroad, over
powered the guard, and made their escape
to the mountains. One of the convicts
was killed by the guard, and another
wounded and captured. Itliup'-cned thus:
Whileoneofthesquads were beingmarch
ed to work in the early morning, a negro
convict suddenly sprung upon the guard,
threw his arms around him and his gun,
and the others made for the woods close
by, and all save two made good their es
cape. In the struggle between the convict
and his guard, the latter was struck with
a stick, but not much hurt, and the con-
vt.-f in n ttptn ntin- In mt mvntr wna clint
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and killed by the guard. Several fine dogs
wflri L-illpil And wminilnd (lift pez-nnTniT
convicts witli their picks. Nearly all the
runaways nave been captured, the citizens,
in the neighborhood gallantly asiUting the
contractors in the capture.
Monday, January 25.
A. S. Paddock, formerly Territorial
Governor of Wyoming.was on Friday last
elected to the U. S. Senate by the Legis
lature of that State, to succeed Senator
Tipton. He is a Republican of the Con
Carpenler was nominated for re-election
to the U. S. Senate, last Friday night,
by the Republican caucus of the Wiscon
Mrs. John Emerson, of Bedford, N. H.,
who had been married but a few months,
had her head literally blown from her
body Friday aftcrenoon, by a double-barreled
shot-gun. The affair is shrouded in
Riley White, colored, was hanged at'
Corskana, Texas, Friday morning for the
murder of another negro. He confessed
his guilt on the gallows.
Last Thursday night two young men
named Tipton and Webb met at a house
somewhere on Consaga creek, Tenn., and
a difficulty arose between them, in which
Tipton shot Webb, who lived about one
A citizen of Richmond county has a
pear tree that has produced lour crops of
fruit in two years two crops each year.
Are there many such trees in Texas or
out of it?
Frank McDermott, a youth sixteen or
seventeen years of age, out hunting near
Holly Springs, Miss., on Friday last, while
climbing a fence", accidentally fired his
gun, the contents of which lodged in his
head, causing death instantly.
A large and well-dressed negro, with
his wife, lately pushed their way into the
Methodistcliurch, at AustinTexas, taking
their eeatu in front of the pulpit, where
upon the steward approached them and
conducted them both to a seat set apart
for them. But instead or taking this seat
they left the church indignantly.
John Weldon was shot and instantly
killed at Clanton, Baker county, Ala., a
day or two ago by his son, Wm. Weldon,
aged about seventeen years. The parri
cide is said to have been instigated to the
fearful crime by his uncle, who fled to
Mississippi. The wife of the unfortunate
victim, and mother of the murderer, was
rendered unconscious by the terrible shock
produced by the occurence, and has re
mained insensible ever since. The mur
derer was arrested by John Baker, the
coroner of that county, and is now con
fined in jail to await an examination.
Mr. George McNatnara, a rock and
brick mason of Griffin, Ga., received in
formation last week that a rich uncle in
Ireland had died, leaving him ten thou
sand pounds sterling.
. Ike Hooker, colored, is lobe hanged al
Augusta, Ga., on the 19th of February
The Chronicle savs of the final scene in
the court-room: Hooper stood up in the.
box, a coal black Atncan, six feet tall, with
the face of a regular full-blooded negro.
He is said to have weighed thirty or forty
jiounds more when first imprisoned than
now. His couuntenanccdid not strike us
as being a very bad one. Whilst Judge
Pottle was pronouncing the sentence he
drew down his chin and looked straight
at him under his eyebrows. There was
not the slightest emotion shown until the
judge said that the sheriff would permit
the Kindred and tnend-j ot uooper to wit
ness the execution. Ike then put his
handkerchief to his eyes and quickly wiped
away a few tears. After the sentence was
pronounced he was taken back to jail and
committed to the dungeon, heavily ironed.
It is presumed that it will be perfectly
useless for an appeal to be sent to the
Governor, and it is very doubtful if one
is ever drawn up.
Houston, Texas, Telegraph: One of -the
saddest, most shocking ami most impres
sive scenes that ever ocenred in this city
took place last night at the Opera-house.
In the midst of the music, in the midrft of
the play, and while the brilliant gas light
illuminated the gilding and glitter of the
stage, and revealed the happy faces of a
pleasure seeking audience, death came
silently, surely and instantaneously, and
stilled" the beating of a young heart, and
closed forever lips that, but a moment be
fore, had parted with laughter at the oM
familiar notes of "The Arkansas Travel
er." Alfred Roco died in his scat so
quickly and so quietly that it was almost
past belief to his companions who sat by
his side; and when it was seen by the pal
lid face, the glazed eye, and the pulseless
heart, that a corpse was in the very midst
of the essembled fashion and festivity, but
few realized it, and when his lifeless form
was borr.e out, probably not more than a
score of persons knew what had really oc
curred. He was in fine humor only a few
minutes before his death, and seemed one
of the labt persons to be visited by sud
den death. Hedied at the opening ol the
scene in "Kit. the Arkansas Traveler,"
where the happy home of the brave far
mer is broken up. The cause of Mr.
Roco's death is supposed to be apoplexy
but nothing is yet positively known.
Tuesday, January 2G.
Kingsley the English poet andnovelist,
Judge Durham, member of congress
from the Eighth District, is receiving
petitions from all parts of Kentucky
praying Congress to provide an amend
ment to the Federal Constitution prohib
iting the manufacture and importation of
Thomas Sturgeon, a conductor on the
Pittsburgh, Washington and Baltimore
railroad, was run over and instantly
killed by his own train in the yard in
James Myers threw himself under the
ladies' car of a train on the Cincinnati,
Richmond and Chicago railroad, early
yesterday morning, nt Collinsville, O., and
was instantly killed, Whisky.
An incendiary fire at Leavenworth,
Kansas, yesterday, destroyed twelve large
stables. Loss $30,000.
W. A. Wcaks, the colored Assistant
Secretary of State of Louisiana, was killed
last night by George Parrjs, a colored
tax collector, in an altercation about a
Indian affairs are very threatening in
the neighborhood of Hiko, Nevada.
Vasquez, the California bandit, has
been sentenced to be hanged on March
Chriftophcr Malone fatally stabbed
James Kcargan at Chicago last night.
CapL II. A White, leader of the Con
necticut colony in Russell county, Kan
sas, froze to death near his home during
the recent cold spell.
Hon. B. G. Coulfield, Democratic con
gressman elect to the forty-fourth congress
was, on Saturday, elected to the Forty
third Congress to fill the vacancy caused
by the death of Hon. J. B. Rice.Republi
can, from the First Illinois District.
There nre eight bills to create new coun
ties either introduced or about to be in
troduced pnto the North Carolina Legislature.
The palatial residence of J. J. House
was sold at the court-house door, in HoJ.
ly Springs, Miss, Monday last, for the
small sum of $-1,650. The purchaser was
Mr. W. A Roberts. This was the cheap
est property ever sold in that town, hav
ing cost originally about $15,000.
A difficulty occured at a party given by
Mr. Brooker, in Benton county. Miss., on
Monday last, between Jcse Smith, of
haulsbury, Tcnn , and William Walker,
In which the latter was stabbed in the
abdomen, from the effects of which he
soon thereafter died. Smith pinned a cot
ton cloth to the coat of Walker, which
offended Walker, and was the cause of
the difficulty. Smith was arrested, and
after a trial before W. H. Redfearn.Esq.,
was sent to jail.
George Carter (colored,) who lives at
Oakburg, yesterday, was eating his din
ner and drinking buttermilk from an iron
stone china cup. Just then he heard a
disturbance among flie fowls in the yard,
lie rushed out, cup in hand, and saw a
large hawk flying off with a chicken in
his claws. Without a moment's hesita
tion, he threw the cup nt the hawk and
hit him on the head, bringing him to the
ground, stunned. Before he recovered
George had'his foot on his head, and his
hawkship was dead in a few moments.
A very singular case occurred at the
tie-makers camp, some five miles from
Denison, Texas. One of the tie-makers
was sick with pneumonia, and last Sat
urday (a 'very cold.day) died, as was sup
posed. One of the comrades came to
Denison and purchased a coffin. During
his absence some of the party had taken
the body out of the hut and, placed it on
a board, and it remained there all night.
Sunday morning, when they went to place
the supposed corpse in the coffin, to their
utter astonishment it was sitting up on
the board. He was taken into the house
and warmed up, and on Monday was im
proving. A negro woman named Viney Conner
committed suicide yesterday morning at
Smokeyvillc by cutting her throat with a
razor. Her family had for some time
been in terribly destitute circumstances,
her husband was dangerously ill with
pneumonia, aud none of them had eaten
a particle of food for three days. She had
become pcrfecly desperate, and declared a
short time before the fatal act that she
"didn't intend to live if she had to live
that way." It is such a rare thing for a
negro to commit suicide that one can form
some faint idea of the condition of things
that forced this woman to her terrible
There is a well in Sandersville, Ga.,
which seems to have no bottom, and to
be supplied with nn inexhaustible stream
of water. Repeated attempts have been
made to draw all the water out, but after
hours ol hard labor ly a number of hands,
using ten gallon buckets, the amount of
water in the well appeared to be quite as
great as when the drawing commenced.
At one time a keg of the dimension de
scribed accidentally fell into the well.
The usual means (a drag) was used to
"fish" it out, but no trace of the keg could
be four.d. Some people believe that a
large crtek (to use their own language)
flows at th bottom of this well.
Ex -County Treasurer Humbert was tried
Thursday nt Ojangeburg, S. C, on charges
of official misconduct, and was found guil
ty and sentenced to one years imprison
ment in the penitentiary and a fine of
$1,000. The ten indictments against
Humbert and School Commissioner Mc
Kinley for forgery, lie over until the next
term. Humbert having changed front,
no eviJcnce can now be hadagainst ex
Governor Moses, and the game appears
to be to make Humbert the scapegoat,
while Moses and Andrews escape. Judge
Reed, however, says that he is determin
ed to get to the bottom of this stealage
On Sunday night, shortly after eating
supper, Dr. Sessions, Mrs. Sessions, and
two or three children, at Union Springs,
Aia, were sick, and nil affected the same
way. 1 here was sickness at the stomach,
vomiting, fuintness, and in Mrs. Sessions'
case, very great prostration, with symp
toms of tetanus. The doctor was lead to
suspect poison. Upon investigation smok
ing tobacco was discovered mixed with
the sugar used on the supper table.
Mr. Lawrence Barrett passed through
Mobile, with his full company, on Sun
day night last. On Monday night he
opened at ttic varieties Theater, iNew Ur
leans.in his unequalcd personation of Rich
elieu, when a feeling incident "not on the
bill" occurred. The grand old Cardinal
returns the sword to Francois with the
"Tako away tho sword, Stat3 can bo saved
No sooner had Mr. Barrett's grand voice
rolled out the sentiment than the perfect
patness to the situation struck the house.
The seats were all filled with the "ban
ditti," and with one spontaneous impulse
every hand in the house joined in loud,
long and enthusiastic applause. Thegen
tleman who described the scene to us de
clares that in all his experience in New
Orleans, he never heard such a kingly
round of approval. It rose and fell;
swelled into thunder and died away, only
to rise again. The splendid interpreta
tion of the lines by the greatest of elocu
tionists Etruck a cord in the Southern
heart; and it was full three minutes before
he could proceed. During that time the
Cardinal Duke sat in bis red chair; and
he "was not afraid!"
On last Friday a difficulty occurred in
Meridian, Miss., between W. W. Chis
holm, sheriff ofJCemper county.and Chan
cellor Dillard, ofGainsville, Ala.,in which
Judge Dillard received a severe, though
it is believed not a fatal wound, from a
pistol fired by Judge Chisholm. Though
Chisholm and Dillard never met, there
has been a great deal of enmity and hard
feeling between them for scveralyears.
It grew out of the killing of -Hal, Dawson,
a nephew of Judge Dillard." Dawson
was shot about three years since by a
man named Davis, and also by Gilmer, at
Scboba, and Dillard," in a publication, re
flected scverely'on the conduct of Chis
holm ns sheriff in reference to the prose
cution. At or near Lewisburg, Tenn., one day
last week, a difficulty occurred between
JimEdmunsbn and. a man named Rambo.
One or two pistol shots were exchanged,
when Edmunson fell, severely wounded,
and while he was down, a brother of Ram
bo's who was by, as we are informed, ran
up and stabbed the wounded man to death
with a knife.
Stephen Masscy, who was sentenced to
ten years' imprisonment in the Tennessee
penitentiary by the Supreme Court yester
day, is the first man in the State who has
been prosecuted to final conviction and
punished by sentence to the State prison
under the Kuklux act of 1S70. He was
tried in Putnam county before Judge File.
The proof showed that he and three or
four others went to the house of a poor
but respectable farmer named Watcrson,
who was away from home. They broke
the door down and went in. After com
pelling the members of tho family to
kneel, they offered a mock prayer, using
the most blasphemous, vulgar and obscene
language, after which Massey rushed up'
to Rutha Watcr30n and seized hold of her,
indicating in the mo t vulgar terms his
intention to outrage her. One of his com
rades interfered in behalf of the young
lady, while another encouraged him. He
did not. however, accomplish his purpose.
The party were disguised, but were iden
tified, both by positive and circumstancial
evidence, beyond any doubt. Massev
claimed to prove an alibi by the wife of
r. orris, who was indicted with him, but
the jury disregarded it, and the Supreme
Court sustained the verdict.
Capt. James E. Blackburn, of Wood
ford, has consented to become a candidate
for the State Senate.
Capt- J. M. Hines, of the Bowling
Green Pantagraph, announces himself a
candidate for a seat in the lower branch
of the State Legislature.
The Calhoon Progress says that the in
dications now arc that there will be a
larger area planted in tobacco the present
year in McLean than ever known in its
The Princeton Banner notes a report
that ex-Governor Charles Anderson, of
Lyon county, will be a candidate for the
State Senate in his district, composed of
Lyon, Trigg, Calloway and Livingston
The Stanford Interior Journal says
that Francis M. Cockrell, who was elec
ted Senator from -Missouri last Tuesday,
was born and raised in Laurel county,
Kentucky, and has many relations in that
part of the State.
At u meeting of the Democracy Ol
Jackson, on the 4th inst., delegates were
instructed to vote for. Col. Jas. B. Mc
Crcary for Governor, Hon. D. Howard
Smith for Auditor, Richard Tate for
Treasurer, Richard Sharp for Register of
Land Ullice; and lor the other othces to
be filled they are left to vote for any can
didate they think best.
Justice is quccrly administered in Bour
bon county. At the recent term of the
Circuit Court, at Paris, W m. Hukill was
sentenced for two years' in the penitentia
ry for killing Clay Richardson, while, at
the same term of court, Henry Williams,
for stealing twenty bushels of wheat, was
sentenced to a confinement of three years
and six months in that institution.
A cow belonging to a colored man
named George Nuckles, on Boyd's creek,
Barren county, met with a singular mis
fortune a few days ago. She was on the
outside of a stable in which was a horse,
and it is supposed that in licking through
the crack3 of the stable the horse either
bit or pawed off her tongue, as it was
found lying in the stable, and she had not
been inside of it during the night in which
the accident occurred.
A little daughter of Mr. F. Shader, of
Bardstown, a child about ten months old,
was last week seized with a sudden and
voilcnt attack of illness. The symptoms
were such that the nature of the disease
could not be ascertained. The child had,
as has since been discovered, swallowed
a needle with a thread two feet long at
tached. The thread carried the needle
through her stomach, and the child has
Mardi Gras is to be celebrated at
Frankfort this year with great eclat.
In a fight between John and Wash
Smith, brothers, in Taylor couuty, John
wounded Wash severely with a knife.
It is said that Fleming county isono of
the few counties in Kentucky completely
out of debt, and that taxes are at less
rates than in roost counties.
Mrs. Elizabeth Cockrell died on the
Uth inst., at the residence of hcrson, Mr.
John Cockrell, near Bethlehem, in Henry
county, at the advanced age of one hun
dred years and three months.
Some butter-maker sold to a Falmouth
merchant, during the holidays, a quanti
ty of butter, one-half of Which was found,
upon aclose Inspection, to-W lard.
The'May8vilIe Bulletin (Dcm,) speak
ing of Harrison Cockrill's action in con
testing John D. White's seat in Congress,
says: He was badly beaten and ought to
be satisfied with tbe verdict of the people.
The example set by Sam. McKce and
other Radicals, of claiming seats to which
they were not entitled, is a bad one for
Democrats to follow.
Some unknown man came to A. J.
Bryant's near PribbleX Roads, Pendleton
county, a few days since, accompanied by
two children, a boy and a girl, aged about
eight and ten years respectively. The
man, giving some reasonable excuse,
stepped outside the house, leaving the
children, and has not been seen or heard
from since. Tbe children, who have been
kindly cared for by Mr. Bryant, know not
where they are from or in what direction
they came, except that they crossed the
It is said that three-card inonte sharps
are nlavine their came quite industrious
ly on the St. Louis and S. E. R. W.-
They have been quite successful, we un
derstand, and have fleeced a number of
victims. In one case, it is said, they got
their man for SS00, another for $300, and
we hear it said that a prominent gentle
man of Earlington lost $325 on the queen.
Their headquarters are at Nortonvillc,
where the L., P. and S. W. R. R. crosses
the St. L. and S. E. R- W., and the
scoundrels, working both roads, make a
pretty good thing of it. 'The Madison
ville Times is of the opinion that the au
thorities should give these rascal's some
The citizens of Bloomfield district,
Nelson county, have voted in favor of re
tailing spirituous liquors.
Three mammoth tobacco stemmerics
will be erected within the city limits of
Owensboro, during the present year.
The convention of the Democracy of
Marion county has been called to meet at
Lebanon the first Monday in February.
Sylvester Manning, who was confined
in the Lewis county jail last summer,
charged with larceny, but escaped with
Blyew, was shot in Carter county, last
week, while riding a stolen horse. His
brother, Martin Manning, was killed at
the Same time. A young man by the
name of Kountz did the shooting.
Mr. James, a farmer, residing on the
headwaters of Six-mile creek, about.ten
miles from Frankfort, some weeks ago
stumbled upon n forest memento of the
great old pioneer of Kentucky, on his
place, which, it seems remarkable, was
not discovered before. This, however,
mav be accounted for by the loneliness
and out-of-the-way charactey of the lo
cality. In a deep dcll; near the bans ot
a little stream which is one of the con
fluents of Six-mile creek, he found on a
beech tree, some five or six feet from the
ground, the following deeply-engraved
inscription: "Daniel Boone, July 10th
1770. Mr. James proceeded to cut down
the tree, and to saw a section of it con
taining the inscription. The tree Irom
which the block was sawed, four or five
feet from the ground, was found to be
thirty-three inches in diameter.
The grand jury of the Circuit Court
has found indictments against nearly all
the saloon-keepers in Paducah for viola
tion of the Sunday laws.
The people of the town of Lawrence
burg, Andcrsou county, have voted, with
but one dissenting vote, a special school
tax of twenty-five cents on the $100, in ad
dition to the regular State tax.
While R. H. Ferguson, of Bracken
county, was cutting ice, the other day, his
ax struck a large blue cat-fish under the
ice, killing it instantly. It weighed six
ty four pounds.
Harrison Cockrill has given notice that
he will contest the right of Hon. John D.
White (Republican member-elect from
the Ninth district, to a seat in the next
Congres.t The Democratic newspapers
of the Ninth district are unanimous in
opposing this course.
William Rochester, of Stanford, was
shot and killed at Lancaster, Saturday
night, by W. S. Miller, the town mar
shal of the latter place. Rochester was
drinking, and a very desperate character.
Dr. L. L. Pinkerton, a prominent
preacher in the Christian Church, is
hopelessly ill at Lexingtou.
Gen. John C. Breckenridge is nearly
There are now 729 convicts in tha Ken
tucky penitentiary. Although the whites
in Kentucky outnumber the negroes as
six or seven to one, there are S3 'more
negroes in the penetantiary than whites
Of the whole number the city of Louis
ville furnishes about one fifth there be
ing about 150 there from thatcity now.
Young Eddie Foster of Boyd county,
and now an undergraduate of Yale, is, for
his age, among the finest scholars in tbe
United States. He is a natural mathe
matician, having long since mastered that
important branch ot education, and an
adept in the languages, having mastered
tliA flermnn, French, BnaniaH, Italian.
Greek, Hebrew, Syriac, Arabian, San
Elder Thos. P. Dudley is quite ill at his
residence in Lexington The Gazette,
referring to this, says: Notwithstanding
his great age and bis severe labors, in the
army in his youth, when he was with
Jackson at New Orleans and with Harri
son iu the Northwest, and- fifty years of
uninterrupted pulpit services since, he
has generally been vigorous and healthy.
We have two more jail escapes to record
this morning The Frankfort Yeoman of
Saturday says that last Thursday two ne
groes and a white man, S. Stabball, in
jail for horse-stealing, and John Smith
and Jim Uaily, in for burglary and rob
bery, made a rush for the door, Smith
knocking Lawler down and Baily throw
ing a bucket of water in his face, on their
way out. The two negroes then ran out,
and meeting Mrs. Lawler, the jailer's
wife, at the door, knocked her down
while she was in the act of closing it.
Stabball, who had been brought from
Henry county for safe-keeping, had man
aged to break the chains on his ankles,
but, in attempting to jump upon the jailer
while that officer was still down, was so.
impeded by his shackles that he fell upon
his prostrate body. Then, after kicking
the jailer in the side and on the head, he
jumped up and made his escape through
the open door, ihe alarm, however,
was at once given by ringing the police
bell, and immediately some twenty per
sons were in hot pursuit. Stabball not
being able to make much headway with
the chains on his ankles, was recaptured
and brought back within a few minutes
after his exit. The two negroes, having
a better start and being unimpeded by
shackles, escaped, and have thus far elu
ded arrest Last Monday night George
Seward and Samuel Great house broke
jail atScottsville, Allen county.and made
their escape by prizing off the poplar
plank fencing which held in the iron bars
of the window.
Tun Mt. Sterling Sentinel facetiously
remarks that "Moutgomery hcad3 the
column for General "Williams." It
could have added, in all seriousness:
"And brings up the rear."
We are Iu receipt of the Lutesville
Herald, a very handsome quarto pub
lished at Lutcsville, Ho., by our friend
Tuos. M. Joiinsok, a young man who
does not belie the bright promise of his
boyhood. The Herald is a paper of
which any publisher would be proud.
If nothing will do but a heroic tick
et, in the name of all the gods at once
give ua one with a Homeric twang: a
Hector at the head and a Pakis at the
the tail: for instance, General Jons
Sougiium AVilllyms for Governor, and
General SxErnEX G. Burbridge for
A correspondent at Rockport is anx
ious to know what the "S." stands for
in Gen. "Williams' name. "We are
gratified to relieve his anxiety. It
stands for Sorghum. The Generals
strongest hold on future fame consists
in the fact that he is the inventor of a
molasses to which, with characteristic
egotism, ho gave his middle name.
Ho wonder the mortality list is in
creasing so frightfully, when such jack
asses as. Dr. Octerloxy, of the Louis
ville Medical School, occupy chairs in
our medical institutions. The young
doctors they prepare and hurl upon a
patient and unsuspecting people are no
more nor less than drummers for grave
The Paris Kentucldan is mistaken.
It was not an old story revamped, but
a veritable occurrence. Nor did it oc
cur in Louisville, but in Hopkinsville,
as we stated. And the gentleman who
experimented so successfully upon old
Sorghum waa a gallant Confederate
soldier, and is a gentleman of unim
With wise discrimination and a hap
py conception of the eternal fitness of
things, the editorofthe Richmond Ileg
hicr calls upon CraddoCK of the Paris
True Kentuclcian to offer at the next
meeting of the Press Association, a res
olution to abolish the dead-hea'd busi-
nes3 among Kentucky editors, and
promises to give the resolution his hear
tiest support. Craddook will be dead
sure to do it. If there is hut one etu
tor in the wide, wide world who hates
the railroad free pass and hotel free
lodging abominations with a hatred bor
dering on ferocity, Craddock: is that
solitary anu iiiciuiuu nmivuuuu.
"We notice a couple of triflincr inac
curacies and an important omission in
the military biography of General Sor
ghum now Koinp; the rounds of the
In the first place, Burbrhxje didn't
have ten thousand men at Saltville, or
anything like that number. Secondly,
ucn. j. oOrghum did not whip Bur
bridge, but was badly whipped by
him. The explanation of the causes
that forced the Confederate "War Office
to suspend him from military command
is the omission we detect. The author
ities at Richmond were not so much in
the habit of suspending, officers who,
with handsful of men, case down on
the Yankees like wolves on the fold.
and routed them by the ten
thousand, that old SoEGiiUM'a case
drops in quietly and naturally among
the matters of course. As he is run
ning on hi3 military history, let us have
the full and' true story ot his warrior
life. 'If Sorghum is really a hero, it
is high time we were finding it out.
HON. JAMES B. MeCREARY.
Thb distinguished gentleman arrived
in our town Thursday afternoon, and
remained with us until next day at
noon, not so much with electioneering
intent as to view the scenes of his fath
er's early manhood. Although a resi
dent of Madison county, Col. McCrea-
RY comes of good old Ohio county stock.
Ohio has done much in the matter of
furnishing Kentucky with distinguish
ed sons and gifted daughters, and she
is not at all ashamed of the specimen
of the former presented in the person
of the subject of this article, whom,
though not "native and to the manor
bora," we may claim as one of our
Col. McC'reary b in the forties, of
medium height, full habit, dark hair
(showing threads of silver), beautifullv
dark and expressive brown eyes, and
handwme face and presence. He is a
lawyer by profession, and is held in high
esteem by the bar of his section; and
personally and socially he is a favorite
with all classes and parties where he w
best known. A Democrat in politics,
he is not bigoted or fanatical in his
opinions. Possessed of a high order of
intellect his judgment is evenly balanc
ed, and 'so much under control that it
cannot be swayed this or that side by-
partisan considerations. Quiet and un
assuming in manners and conversation,
he favorably impresses every one with
whom he comes in contact. And bet
ter, almost, than all else, he is a sober
man. And that is the only character
of men to place in responsible office.
Col. MoCreary has been entrusted
by liis constituency with important po
sitions, and he has ever performed the
duties delegated to him to their supreme
satisfaction. For eight sessions he has
represented Madison couuty in the Leg
islature, and for four sessions he filled
the important and by no means sinecure
position of Speaker of the House of
Representatives, presiding over the de
liberations of the body with dignity and
fairness, and displaying rare ability a
a presiding officer.
He is a candidate for the gubernato
rial .nomination. He is a man to be
trusted. Ho would make an excellent
Governor. He is a keen and logical
debater, a pleasant and entertaining
speaker, and would make a brilliant
and successful canvass. A3 Ohro has
no son of her own to put forward for
the office, her Democracy could not do
better than to range themselves under
the banner of her son's son, who wonld
lead them gallantly aud gloriously to
certain and proud victory.
August Election, 1875.
Fajette Hewitt, of Hardin count j, is a can
didate for tbe office of Auditor of ' Public Ac
counts at tbe August election, I87i. Subject
to the action of tbe Democratic; ConTention
sailed fer May C, 1875.
The Hartford Seminary.
Tbe Fourth euion of this school, under the
control of J. E. Hajnei, Principal, and llis
Emma Haines, Assistant, will commence on
Monday, February 22, 1S75, and continue for
Term Per Session.
Primary Department $18 00
Junior IS 00
Senior 20 00'
German (extra) 5 00
No contingent fee.
German children will not be charged for Ger
man. One half of tbe tuition fee to be paid in ad
vance, and the remainder when the session is
No deduction for absence except in cases of
It Is Tery important that pupils be in at
endanco at the commencement of the session.
Total number of of pupils in attendanco last
J. E. HAYNES, Principal.
JAS. X. THOHAS, 4. N-1TT.
JAS. A. THOMAS fc CO.
Dealers in ttaple and fancy
Notions, Fancy Goods, Clothing, Boots and
Shoes, Hat's and Caps. A Urge" assortment of
these goods kept constantly on hand, and wilt
be sold at the Tery lowest cash price,