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across the Bbine. We think we may
safely say that before the evening was
half over a more enthusiastic or better
pleased audience never assembled within
the walls of Heuck's Opera House. It is
the best minstrel band that has visited
this city for years, and is complete
throughoutthere is not a weak point in
he show. The mijsic js the
Quartette a 'nipst'wanderiuliy fine one,
and a set of comedians that are all of
vngiy &io reputation,
. . H W. 1, .;iv
THE DEAD BAKDIT.
Jesse James was the son of a Baptist
preacher of prominence and eloquence
in his day. The father was a native of
Logan county, this state, and the mother,
whose maiden name 2erelda Cole, was
born in "Woodford county, about half
way between Versailles and Lexington,
where her father kept a hostelry known
as "Cole's Tavern." On the death of her
father the widow removed to the neighborhood
of Stamping Ground, in Scott
county, among her relatives, and there
the future mother of the greatest bandit
of modern times grew from childhood into
girlhood, and from girlhood into womanhood,
and there was married, in
1840, to Rev. Robert J. James. In the
subsequent year their first child, Frank,
was born, in Scott county. In 1843 the
Jameses removed to Missouri, settling in
Clay county, where Jesse was born in
1845. Mrs James was a handsome, vivacious,
devil-may-care girl, careless of
good or evil report. Tall, large-framed,
and full of animal life, she was a universal
favorite among those of the opposite
sex, and her marriage to a clergyman
was one of those surprises she was fond
of indulging in. Her hair was black as
the raven's wing, her eyes black and
piercing. Her temper was quick and
tiery, her tongue sharp and cutting, and
her enimitv deadly and enduring. She
was constant and faithful in her friendships,
and her hatreds were hot and undying.
She is now an exceedingly large
woman, her hair sprinkled with gray, her
eyes still keen and piercing, her temper
as ungovernable as ever, and in all her
ways, walks and talks, a fitting dam for
mch ferocious cubs as her two sons Her
husband was a meek and humble-in hided
man, and she made his life a hell,
from which he finally fled to California,
where he found the peace of death in
1851. A few years afterwards.the widow
was married to Robert Mimms, whom
.she speedily harassed into the grave, and
was succeeded in the connubial harness
by Dr. Samuels, a prominent physician of
of Glav countv. To her is attributed the
evil life led by her sons. She upheld
them in their career ocriine, applauded
their dare-devil deeds, and at all
times extended them succor and protection.
All the affection in her nature is
centered in them, and, while hard, and
Lcruel, and vindictive tqward others, she
was ever the soft, loving, indulgent moth
er toward her children. They inherited
her own fearless spirit, and she gloried in
them. Deeds that filled the world with
horror and heaped upon their names
and detestation, she hailed as
heroic and worthy of songs of praise and
the hero's wreath. '
the deginning of crime.
Driven by the home guards to seek
safety in the Confederate lines, Frank and
Jesse, joined the band of the
notorious Quantrell, when Jesse was only
a lad of fourteen. At the sacking of the
town oi Lawrence, Kansas, this boy-fiend
.shot down women and children without
compunction. He subsequently boasted
that he muruered thirty-six of the
citizens with his own hand. But
the crowning horror of his lile occurred
on Tuesday, September 17, 1861, at
Mo. On the morning of that day
a gang of Quantreli's band of cutthroats
under Bill Anderson, galloped into this
village, and after sacking the stores and
plundering the houses of the citizens,
waited for the coming of the train from
St. Joseph, bound for St. Louis, which
they stopped, made thirty-two sick feder
al soldiers, who were on their way to the
hospital at St. Louis descend from the
train, stood them in a row, and
two James boys loading his pistols
as fast as they were emptied shot
the last man of them to death. About
the time this hellish crime was completed
a company of uniqft militia, arrived,
and the, outlaws red flpoji them with
such effect 'that fiifty of them were
stretched dead upon the ground. The
guerrillas tfcea galloped off, leaving the
villagers the horrid task of burying the
eighty dead. While in Quantrell's band
the Jameses became intimate with Cole
and Jim Younger, Jarrette, Clell Miller,
George Shepherd, and others who afterwards
were associated with them in the
brigandage that rendered their names famous
in the annals of crime.
fresh fields and pastures new
The-peace of 1875 removed the mask of
soldiery from the outlaws, aid western
Missouri became uncomfortably warm as
a scene of operations. Quantrell adjourned
his band of maruders to Kentucky,
being accompanied by Frank James.
Jesse and George Shepherd sought refuge
in Texas. In the encounter in Kentucky
which resulted in the death of
Quantrell and the extinction of his band,
Frank, was, owing to a lucky accident,
not a participant, but making his escape
proceeded to Texas, where he and Jesse
bought them a ranche, and for the next
three years devoted their attention to
farming. The country was electriofied in
the spring of 186S by intelligence of the
robbery of thjj bank at Russleville, Ky.
by five men in broad day-light, and in
the presence of the dazed population of
the towu. Those five men were Jesse
James, Cole Younger, Alfred and George
Shepherd and Jim White. The bank was
robbed of $14,000, and all escaped' save
George Shepherd who was captured and j
subsequently served a term of three years
in the state penitentiary. The remainder
of the gang returned to Missouri,
where, a few weeks afterwards, Frank
and Jesse James and Cole Younger rode
to the town of Gallatin, while Frank and
Younger remained on their horses, kept
the citizens at bay with their revolvers,
Jesse entered the bulldlne, robbed the
safe, shot the cashier dead, came out, remounted,
and they galloped off. .Noth
ing more was heard of them until 1870,
when they unexpectedly turned up at
Corydon, Iowa, where the two Jameses
and Younger robbed the bank of 40,000,
and rode out to a politipa meeting near
the town where Cole Younger interrupted
a speaker to announce the robbery,
after which, they put spurs to their horses
and got away with their booty. They
again kept quiet for two more years,
when Frank and Jesse James, Cole, Jim
and John Younger attended the spring
races of 1872 at Lexington, Ky. Returning
to Missouri, at the end of race weeJv
they rode into Qqlumhia, where they
robbsd the hank, shot the oashler dead
and wounded a citizen, and got off
In the fall of the same year, the
two Jameses and Cole Younger attended
the county fair at Kansas City Mo. There
were from twenty to
visitors, ad utter- seeing all the
sights, the five outlaws rode down to the
entrance gate, when Jesse James dismounted,
handed his bridle-rein to one
of his comradss, approached the tiQl?etT
office where the cashier h,ad ust counted
the receipts of the day and stowed
them in a tin box, The total amount
was $10,000. Speaking through the win
dow he addressed the official : "What if
I were to tell you that I am Jesse James,
and order you to hand out that tin box of
money what would you say " "1'q say;
Til see yqq in h,ell first ,J was the con-,
temptuqus response. "Well, that's just
who I am, and you'd better hand it out
pretty d n quick op I'll- " finishing
the sentence by leveling a huge revolver
at the cashier's head. The box was instantly
handed out, the three began fir
ing their pistols, and rode off wih th.eir
booty. Six weeis latex- Jepse James,
Cole and Bob Younger, Clell Miller and.
Bill Chadwick, galloped into town of Ste.
Genevieve, on the the Mississippi, between
Cairo and St. Louis, and robbed
the bank there of $40,000. They were so
hotly pursued that they dropped a sck
containing $17,000. tart nacje, off with the
remande.tt o,f the. booty.
FlOU' T.HE BANKS TO RAILROADS.
After the Ste. Gene vie exploit nothing
more was heard qf them until June, 1873,
when eight men the two Jameses and
three Youngers, and three others whose
names have never transpired wrecked
and robbed a train on the Chicago, Bock
Island and Pacific railway, in Clay county,
Missouri., obtaining $0,000 from the
express car. Their next railroad exploit
was at Gad'ri Hill, Mo., on the Iron
Mountain road, where the James'sj Jim
and Cole Youngerj and Clell Miller, took
310,500 from the express messenger" rind
relieved the passengers of their valuables
Li 1674 Jeuse James, Clell Miller, Bud
and Thompson McPuniels and Jim Hinds
wrecked and plundered a train at
cie, a htation seven miles from Kansas
City, from which they obtained $23,000
express inn.ioy and valuable lot of jewelry.
wwo.ao holly pursued after
this jvihb.ory that their old haunts in
Clay.emini incline .ii.Maie, and after
Urj kilhtu !' li.iti'Mi'D.inicIs, by a squad
u:igigfti m imutmg thein do.vti, the jimg
separated, Jesse and Frank J:iiiefc
refuge in Texas with a broth-in-law,
from whence Frank went to Kentucky,
where he was speedily joined by Cole
Yrounger, Thompson McUaniels and Jim
Hinds. While there they planned the
robbery of the bank at Huntington, W.
Va., obtained $60,000. They were pursued
by a hundred men, and overtaken in the
Kentucky mountains, about one hundred
mik3 from the scene of thir exploit,
and a desperate fight ensued, fn which
Thompson MeDaniels was killed and
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VOL. I PARIS, BOURBON COUNTY, KENTUCKY; TUESDAY, APRIL, 18, 1882. NO. 13,
Booms over J. B. Lyng's grocery for
rent Apply . to Foster ' & Sanders.
Thb wheat on owampy, flat land, that
ffas knocked flat by the frost, will never
rise again. 4.,r ,--
Henry Cbonoweth, of Mayevllle, will
wed Miss Katie Duke, of Georgetown,
early in June.
Sells Bros.' second advertising palace
coach called a halt and rebilled this city'
The ladies coach of conductor Winston's
train caught fire and burned up, at Lexington
Foster & Sanders have just received
a handsome new lot of Cabinet and
picture frames. .Call and see them. .
Tom Goss married Miss Willia Penny,
over at Lawrenceburg, the other day.
Tom simply put his Goss smiles, and got
a Penny to-boot.
Mrs. Foote, Miss Sophia Hutchison
and "Mrs. Turney will have openings of
millinery goodB and fancy notions, on
Saturday the 29th. .
Jim Seals, a twelve-year-old colored
lad, fell down on the railroad and was run
over by a switch engine and cut in halves,
at Lexington last Thursday.
Dick Hutsell caught a cat-fish at Jacks-town,
which measured three feet in length.
If anybody in the county can beat this,
he will have to tell a lie to do it.
Miss Maggie Ferguson, Robt. Peckover,
"Vm. Fox, Ben. Frakes, John Davis and
a Mr. Rogers, are numbered with the recent
converts to the Christian Church.
It has been discoverd that the white
wolf recently seen in Maysville, has
Wings. It is very strange that those fellows
cant tell an old gander from a
A bill has passed the Ohio State Senate
forbidding all State officers, editors or
candidates riding on free railroad passes,
under penalty of a heavy fine for both
the road and rider.
Alex Oder, for the murder of Volney
Hall, his brother-in-law, has been sent up
for fifteen years, in the Harrison county
John Myers, ex-conductor on the M.
& L. branch, has accepted a position as
conductor of a construction train on that
line again, and reported at Covington lor
It was a combination ring of whiskey,
pistol, horse, cards, and church prejudice
that Mr. Barnes had to hammer at
said a well posted man on our
street the other day.
C. V. Higgins, Sr., one of our aged and
much-esteemed citizens, died Saturday
afternoon, after an illness of several
months. He was president of the Paria
Deposit Bank, and left an estate valued
A wicked little boy was overheard remarking
to another at eur office window,
"if there is a rise of a shilling on wheat
in Liverpool Billy Shaw hears it by Cablegram
; but if there's a fall of quarter,
he gets information by a sailing packet.
The following ticket was nominated at
the Democratic primary, Saturday last, in
Nicholas county: For Judge, J. H.
; Clerk, John A. Campbell; Attorney,
B. H. Robinson; Sheriff, Dave- Baxter;
Deputy Sheriff, W. H. Brown; Jailer,
Daniel Talbott; Assessor, J. K. Bowen;
Constable, Robt. Mastin.
The cut of Jesse James in this issue,
was kindly loaned us by James J. Burns,
editor of the Fleraingsburg Democrat,
Who is not only a sprightly editor, but an
accomplished wood engraver. He copied
it from a cut in the life of Jesse James
published some two years ago. The original
photo was taken while the bandit
was a guest at one of the principal Long
Branch hotels, about the year 1870.
Mr. Barnes and family passed up the
road Saturday morning en route for
Georgetown, where he will hold a eerie
of meetings. He had 218 converts and
annointed 104, at Cynthiana, which place
he says is the only real flint place he ever
struck. He says that he has been maligned,
back-bitten, and grossly misrepre
sented at many places, but more so ai
Cynthiana than any place he ever struck.
The Big 4 Minstrels will appear at Odd
Fellows' Hall, of this city, on Thursday
night next. The Cincinnati Enquirer
says of them : There was a crowded house
at Heuck's last night to welcome the Big
Four Minstrels on their first appearance
FKOlI THE LAST PHOTCGIUPir HE HAD TAKEN.
Hinds was captured. Frank James and
Cole Younger made their escape and
joined Jesse in Texas, where they
recruited several noted Texas outlaws
from the Indian Territory, and returned
to Missouri, In July ,1886, they robbed a
train on the Missouri Pacific road at
obtaining $15,000, express money.
Hastily dividing the money between
them, five of the party returned south,
and the James boys, Clell Miller and Bill
Chadwell went on to Clay county.
THE NORTIIFIELD AFFAIR.
While in hiding there, Chadwell, who
had been a professional .horsethief in
Minnesota, induced them to go up into
that State for the purpose of robbing the
bank at Northfield. Chadwell and Bob
Younger went on several days in advance
of the others tj reconnoitre the country.
In the latter part of August, 1875. the remainder
of the gang, consisting of Jesse
and Frank James, Cole and Jim Younger,
Clell Miller, and Chares Pitts, followed
them. On the afternoon of September
Jth the entire party galloped into the
town, shooting right and left; in order to
intimidate the population. They halted
in front of the bank, which the Jameses
'and Bob Younger "entered. Haywood,
the cashier, refusing to open the safe,
was shot and killed by Ju.ao James.
The citizens, seized their arms and gave
the bandits instant battle. Chadwell
and Clell Miller were shotxlead irom
their horses, Jim Younger- was shot
through the mouth, a bullet pierced
Franks James' left leg, but the six survivors
succeeded in getting clear of the
town, only q )q pursued with a
that knew not weariness, The blood
that flowed from Jim Younger's wound
made a plain trail, which lod to a proposition
from Jesse James that he be killed,
To this Cole Younger would not agree,
but swore that he would kill the firsrt
man who suggested such a thing again.
Then Jesse proposed that they sepa.ra.te
which was agreed to, wh,eren.pQn the two
James rqde oft' in ft northerly direction,
and succeeded in making their escape,
after being pursued for five hundred
miles. The three Yougers and Pitts
remaining together, the former only tP.
be shot down and capture .wbUtf . the
latter was Klllgq Qitfrigln. The Youngers
l84W Irving ft life sentence in the
Minnesota penitentiary. The Jamesps
succeeded in reaching Texas, where Frank
had a surgical operation performed on
his leg at Waco. Efta. wound made him
a cripple for- life,
A NEW GAXO.
In 1879 Jesse James returned to Clay
county, Mo, and succeeded in recruiting
a new gang, consisting of Ed. Miller
(brother to Clell) ; Jim Cnmmings ;
Tucker Basham,, Ed, Ryan and Dick Little,
Fw.nU James wound incapacitated
him from continuing the life of a highwayman,
and he had settled down to
farming peacably in Texas. The first
exploit of the new gang was the robbery
of a train at Glendale, in Mo., objtaining
$25,000 from the express messenger.
The gang immediately separated, Jesse
James, Ed. Miller and Jim Cummings
Starting to Texas. In southerstern Missouri
they were overtaken and joined by
George Shepherd, an old comrade, who
attempted to kill James, and did severe
ly wound him, in revenge for tUs murder
of a nephew of h,s, by the famed
bandit, as ho d, but in reality to obtain
ha $5,000 reward that had been offered
his death or capture. He was confined
to his bed by his wound xt January,
1SS0, when he returnod to Missouri,
where ho waa shortly followed by Frank.
They gathered two Kentucky cousins,
Clarence and Wood Hite, Dick Little and
Jim Cummings, and on the 15th of July
1S81, at Winston, 111., robbed a train, of
$15,000 exprosa money, nearly as much
more in money and Jewelry from the
pas3engers, and murdered conductor
Weslfall and a train named O'Connell.
These murders were committed by Jes.e
Janies. Governor Crittenden, an behalf
of the State, nnd the representatives of
the railroads and express Companies nvt
together in St. Louis, and uftvred ft-wards
aggregating 350,000 fur the i.ppivhons'on,
dead uralhv, of the robber;-.
TilK I.'.ST K0B3KUY.
This ili.', not deter thi for, u.i
September 7th, less iSmn two
rhe Wi-i-ton robberv, thw wnvke
ino.ther train on the. Chiea'.j :ud Alto.".
Oiid at Iflu j Ont, about two mjliw
u.endah1, riie soo.n ni th formiM
fr.Mi which thev .sec.md Ijii'yj
rm the ex pre.- ci;u;:i:ly and the
senders, after - :! i tT Fnx, tin
of the great bandit at the hands of B.ib
Ford, a cowardly detective em ployed In
the Governor of Misiouri, and his burial
at Kearney, Clay county, Missouri," tlu
particulars of which aro so recent a publication
that we desist epitomizing in
this which we . very
skillfully John G. Cr.uldocko I from a
more copious account in the Breckinridge
Strayed or Stolen.
From the placi of B. F. Wilson, at
-W- -T t
hock, liouruim county, ivy.
mwm j w fcj i nwii wwwwii i iim L
JAS. A. McCANN,
bay mare, three years old this Spri i
Description as near as we can give :
i3 a light bay, one or both bin I
white, and star in forhead, and a small
Roman nose. Any information or delivery
of the mare will be liberally paid for.
B. F. Wilson.
THE FASniON ABLY-BRED TROTTING STALLION'
By RYSDYK'S HAMBLETONIAtf.
First dam, Rosedale, by Savre's Harrv
Second dam, Orange Co. Mare, by Prince
Third dam, Miranda,
Will be permitted to servo a limited
number of iians the ensuing .season, beginning
April 1st and ending September
1st, 1SS2, at
$50 To Inspire a Colt.
The moppy dnevhen the maro is
known to be in foal, or whkx tiik owner
parts with iieu, At the time of service
a note will be required, which in event of
the mare not proving in foal will be returned.
Due care will be exercised to prevent
accidents or escapes, but noresponsibilit
will be assumed for any that may occur.
Good shibling and pasturage provided
for marcs from a distance, and at reasonable
Uo will he locate 1 at my farm, on the
Clay & Kiaer turnpike, six miles from
Paris, Bourbon county, K.y., two miles
from Kiser Station, "Kentucky Central
For further particulars address
KELLER THOMAS, Paris, Ky.
Hemp Seed For Sale.
James M. Hutsell, of the Millersburg
haa 100 bushels of pure Buford
hemp seed for.
Pure Helm and Buford Hemp Seed,
for sale, by T. I. Brent.
Granite and Marble.
Third St., Maysville, Kentucky.
Grand Opera Building,
Window Shades, Carpets, Oil
Cloths, Mattresses, &c.,
B2T Special Attention Given to
Undertaking and Repairing.
Main StreetxParis Ky.
LAME HOUSE, .
. (GREEN CHEATHAM, Peop'r.)
One Square from Railroad Depot All
Baggage transferred, to and fro, free of
3LTVERY STABLE ATTACHED
Trefouesse Glove Cleaner, better than
Benzine, for cleaning kid gloves, silks
and satins, for sale at Brooks drug store.
jBLm 3rm Stitt, Z&. 33.9
Medicine & Surgery,
Office adjoining Deposit Bank,
Represents Hartford Fkej Bowling
Green and Mayeville Masonio Life
Attorn BV At Law,
Will practice in the dottrls of Nichols
and adjoining counties; Special and
prompt attention given to collections.
Mbs. Jane Puknell, Jno. E. Pubsei,,
Table and rooms second to no eounfepy
hotel in the State.
JBSTXiarge and well furnished
Sample Rooms for Commercial
Good Livery Stable attached. Eefer
to all "who have patronized the house
KY. CENTRAL R I:
Shortest and Quickest
Tickets to all points
NORTH, EAST AND WEST.
Special Rates to EMIGRANTS.
For further particulars, apply to
Frank Carr. Paris. Ky.
C. L. BROWN, Gen'l Passenger Agt.,
Time Table in Effect Since March 13th.
L've Lexington..7;30 a. m. and 2:15 p.m.
L've Maysville...5:45 a. m. and 12:30 p. m.
Leave Paris 8:20 a. m. and 3:05 p. m.
L've Cynthiana 8:55 a. m. and 3:40 p. m.
L've Falmouth 10:00 a. m. and 4:46 p. m.
Arr Cincinnati 11:45 a. m. and 6:30 p. m.
Leave Lexington 4:35 p. m. Arrive at
Maysville at 8:15 p. m.
Free Parlor Car leave Lexington at 2:15
p. m. and Cincinnati at 2 p. m.
CARLISLE,. - - KY.
B. F. Adair's grocery.
I hereby forwarn all persons, that my
farm is poated, and all trespassers either
hunting or fishing on my premises will
be prosecuted to the extent of the law.
My friends will please not ask the privilege
of violating my positive resolution.
COLLIEK & SHABP,
JAMES I. COLLIER,
Broadway, - -. - Millersburg.
B6yJ also have a saw mill at licking-Station,
on the K. C. railroad, and can
fill all orders for cut lumber fct lowest market
prices. I will move the mill to any
locality where a sufficient number of logs
for a yard can be established.
A rail stock of Lumber kept constantly
on hand at this point.
Made of Tennessee Timber and
Tennessee Iron I
Best Wagon on Wheels !
OLIVER CHILLED, HILLSIDE,
. FOR SALE, BY
JAMES M. E,OB,
Millersburg, - - - - Kentucky.
J3 Also agent for Ball's Tobacco Screw.