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BSEsazasaaasasaasaa OL.I. PARIS, BOURBON COUNTY, KENTUCKY: TUESDAY, MAY, 30, 1882 1 c Of -
The Sunday trians attract large crowds
at our depot.
Wash. Flanagan, of Sharpsburg dropped
dead last week.
The Sunday Enquirers were gobbled up
like hot cakes Sunday afternoon.
Nix confessed judgement, and was sent
up for five years, by the Lexington
Mrs. S. J. Turney will give special bargains
in white dresses and white goods
Jonx Gtnadinger sold a cottage on
Vine street Friday, to Mrs. ' Sarah M.
Turner, for $1,450 cash.
'Last Chance. Don't forget the Commissioner's
sale of John Gaper's desirable
residence at noon AVednesday, May 31st.
If we could have some regular
weather once more those
who have new spring suits would be
Asthoxy Mitchell has lost Jim
tion as Route Agent of Adams' Express,
for the State of Kentucky, and the people
generally are glad of it.
"How do you come on this morning,
Mose?" said one colored man to anonther
"Well, I'm not many, I thank you,"
said Mose, as he rheumatically
Paris has a nine-year-old boy who
never went to school, who is a phenomenal
mathematician. Any number of figures
called out can be promptly and correctly
added by him.
II. T. Paton offers his large and varied
stock of goods at auction prices. Now is
the time to buy furniture, carpets, tin,
wooden, chin a and glassware, and a general
assortment of house furnishing goods
at .your own prices.
The Democratic voters of Bourbon will
assemble by authority of the Chairman,
E. F. Clay, in a mas3 meeting in the
Court House, Saturday, June 3rd, to select
delegates to the Superior Court Convention
at Lexington, June loth.
Saturday, the following real estate
exhanges were made: The Eli Cheshire
property, to Mattie Cheshire, for $1,400;
The John Ilolliday property, to John M.
Daniels, for $5,1G0; the Booker property
in Kuckervillc, to Frank Thompson, for
If a man sells his half interest in six
acres of tobacco at $25 per acre, how
much money is he intitled to? Brice
Lelton claims that he is entitled to $150,
the product of half of each of the six
acres, at $25 per acre, and Hugh Henry
claims that the half of six acres, which is
three acres, at $25 per acre gives $75 as
the real product.
Billy Siiaw wrote a letter to the projectors
of the new flouring mill at
offering to sell his properly
here for $15,000 with interest at rate of
10 per cent, compounded for twenty
years. The boys wrote back, taking him
up at 10 per cent, straight for five years,
remarking '-as Mr. Barnes said that Christ
would come by that time, he wouldn't
need any more interest." Billy's answer
is looked forward to with great interest.
Ax eight-day shot-gun for sale at this
oliice. Warranted kind and gentle,
and sound in stock lock and barrel.
It will burn either wood, coal or
dynamite, and is a perfect of
shingle nails at a distance of 200 yards
'round the corner without a rest. It will
worm tobacco, drive the dogs off, and '
feel a chicken roost to perfection. Reasons
for selling : it won't stay loaded.
Price, $5 ; but in order to make the buyer
extremely happy, our devil will slip $1.50
back into the buyer's pocket, while he's
reading proof over the editor's shoulder.
When last heard from, Walter McCann
and Joe Farris, formerly of this city,
were at Jefiersonville, Ind., house-painting
at $2. 50 per day, and Charlie Hukill
was at work at the tailor's trade.
The assessment of Bourbon County
for the year 18S2 shows the following
Number acres of land 182,488,
Valued at $0,349,170.
1,319 town lots, 917,330.
3,9G5 horses, 139,100
1,467 mules, Gl,220.
15 jennets, 940.
40,294 sheep, 91,470.
2,363 hogs, 6,640.
9,2SS cattle, 196,070.
97 stores, 136,200.
Value under the equalization law,
Value carriages etc., 23,070.
" gold etc., 15,540.
Total Value taxable property in county,
Legal Voters, 3,184.
Tobacco, 244,700 lbs.
Hemp, 447,400 "
Hay, 2,014 tons.
Corn, 2S0,680 bu.
Wheat, 199,700 ((
Barley, 19,000 t(
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THE CLOSELY POL
ALBERT LEWIS, AN OLD KILLER,
CALLS FOR HIS LAST DRINK,
AND DIES WITH HIS
SEVERAL MINOR ACCIDENTS AND
INCIDENTS ' ! '
THE PICTURE J OF
Saturday morning a few minutes past
eleven o'clock, the South-bound train for
Lexington havinir ' passed, the emufv
store-room belonging to Mrs. Higgins, at
Shawhan, 'was discovered on lire in
the roof, and in less than five
minutes the entire ropf was in flames. It
was but a few minutes until that building
and four others Avere swept to the ground.
The losses and insurance .are as follows :
Mrs. Bettie Blair, $G00, no insurance;
J. C. Lytic, $4,000, insurance $3,500;
T. E. Moore, $3,000, insurance $2,000 ;
Pugh & Co., $2,000, no insurance; Kentucky
Central Railroad, $300, no insur
ance ; Bowen & Keller, $8,000, insurance
$5,000 ; McGrath & Keller, $1,000, no insurance;
Keller & McGraw had canceled
a $2,000 policy on their tobacco on the
23rd, in order to move their tobacco to
Cincinnati, but had moved but a small
13 or tion of it.
The total amount of losses footed up
about $27,000, and are covered by $10,500
insurance, covered by the agencies of
this city as follows : Foreman & ,Parrish,
$S,000'; Elllot'feelly, $1,500 ; and Joseph
M. Jones', $1,000.
It is understood that most of ihe
buildings will be built.
The fire is saicl to have orignated forni
the passing South-bound traiii!
Closely followed the tire Satuaday afternoon,
when whiskey flowed freely to
everybody, Albert TLewfs, a desperate old
character from Elgin, Pennsylvania, aged
about sixty years, and a roving kind of a
carpenter and rough wood-workman by
trade, became thoroughly boozed, and
had "hell in him," as the old phrase
goes, and wanted trouble with somebody.
He made his boasts to outsiders that lie
had two pistols and a razor in his pockets,
and wasn't afraid of anybody. Later in
the afternoon he met up with an old colored
woman near the saloon door of Keller's,
and threatened to cut her throat,
besides flourished a pistol in her face.
He afterwards came in contact with-Wal-lace
Batterton, against whom he has
borne a grudge of a private and behind-
the-scenes character since" last June, and
tackled him for the second time for a
of the old score. Batterton not
desiring a difficulty "-with tho old man,
laughed the matter over, and they called
it settled; but after another day had
passed, and a fair amoun,t of stimulants,
had been imbibed, Lewis approached
Batterton, who was standing talking
to Wilt Kiser and Hugh Reed in
front of Keller's saloon about sun-down
Sunday evening, caught him by the arm
and led him away a few feet remarking at
the time that "this thing had to be settled,
and now is a good time to do it" at
tho same time holding his right hand in
his pants pocket on a pistol. Batterton
remonstrated with him, telling him not
to draw his pistol, or he would kill him,
but he made the attempt to draw it, and
got it half way out of his pocket when
Batterton got the drop on him and fired,
the shot taking effect in the center of the
breast and through the ensiform cartilege,'
when Lewis ran away, Batterton firing
two more shots in quick succession at
very short range, one of which took effect
in the left arm at the elbow. Lewis after
running up the pike just seventy steps
from w'here the first shot took effect, fell
opposite Ike Keller's residence, and expired
in a few seconds after falling, just
off the edge of the pike on a small bank.
Witnesses who saw the shooting quickly
ran to where Lewis fell, and found him
dying with a loaded derringer pistol clasped
in his right hand, and a razor in his
Lewis was generally looked upon as a
desperate character, who boasted of having
killed two men in his time, and had
frequently invited boys to come to time
in sparring matches when drinking. He
has two sons and a daughter at Elgin, Pa.,
and has a brother in some other portion
of that State. He has worked at odd jobs
in his trade in the neighboringhood of
Shawhan for about two years, and during
the last two weeks, has worked in the
shop of Simon Smith.
Coroner Ray of this city, and the jury
composed of W. A. Current, Dave Pat-ton,
Mike David, Jos. Palmer, and A. M.
; Kiser, after hearing the evidence of Simon
Smith, Wat. Kiser, Win. Leonard and
Tiro TCollnt' vnnr1ni.nl .. t:j. f i l''i.
Keller, a verdict of justi'fia
Wallace Batterton, the slayer of Albert
Lewis, came to Paris Saturday night be -
tween eleven and twelve o'clock to give
himself up, but found no officers up,
went home and returned Monday morning'
at near noon and gave himself up.
His examining trial will take place here
The remains of Albert Lewis were .tak
en cnarge ot by the citizens, and
buried yesterday at Ruddles Mills.
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- ,liu.j xuvuttii an
-horse took 'frigljt Mid,', tore 'Frank
Armstrong's buggy to pieces.
On Sunday, a small boy of Ambrose
McCarney's fell down and a man ran Over
him and broke Ins-collar bone. ,
On Sunday, John Tate's horse threw
him violently to the pike and shook him
up in front of Keller's saloon. :
But little is left now in way of making
Shawhan's desolation complete; and a cy
clone to sweep its ashes away niay be'
expected before Saturday niidit.
MUItDISIl AT OYNTHJAJf A.
The city of Cynthiana was startled Friday
night last, at near eleven o'clock, at
the mysterious murder of a German
saloon keeper named Peter Benner, whose
place of business was on Walnut street.
At eleven Mrs. Benner aroused
the citizens of her neighborhood, and reported'
that her husband had been murdered.
The citizens un going to her
house, found her husband lying in bed
in a dying condition with his skull crushed
in ovor the right ear a terrible blow
having been struck with a heavy'.piece of
plank about four feet long, which was
found in the house. The murdered
man's pants were found in the alley near
by, and the live dollars in money which
he had in the pockets were gone.: Mrs.
Benner claims to know nothing gf tho
.murder, save that she was awakened and
found her husband lying by her side in
dying conuuion. Traces- of blood
were found leading from the house to a
distance of three or four squarav.. 'There
are a great many theories regarding the
matter, and a great many ugly rumors
are ailoat, and it is strongly hinted that
pvpii foul play may have been dealt in,
because Mrs, Benner knows so little of
the affair her being in ihe same house,
and the plank with which he "was struck,
her not hearing his Screams, or the supposed
scuffie with-an antagonist who it;
supposed to have been Wounded -and
spilled the scattered blood on the streets,
gives thoiauair a verv mysterious look,
which caused many evil" surmises.
Bennor became unconscious about' 12
o'clock, that night, and died about nine
Saturday morning, and of course could
say nothing which would tend to a clue.
His. life was insured for $2,000. lie
was a Roman Catholic,' and 'his rema'ins
were buried in the Catholic cemeterv
A strict .investigation of the affair will
be made by the officers of the law, and
the mysteries of the affair will no doubt
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Envelopes were first used in. 1839.
The first air pump was made in 1654.
The first steel pen was made in 1S30.
Anaesthesia was first discovered in 1S44.
The first balloon ascent was made in
The first lucifer match was made in
The first iron steamship was built in
Coaches first a ere used inEngland in
The first horse railroad was built in
Straws with berry attachments, show
which way the money goes.
Miss Nellie Burke, the equestrienne,
won $3,000 last year in riding races.
To use and not abuse this present time
is the problem God has set for man
The breaking of a heart leaves no scar,
but is generally surrounded with a cartload
of wilted boquets.
The marriage of John Hall, of Mays-ville,
to Miss Sallie Sutherland, of Winchester,
is announced for June 1st.
Heaven is worth the whole world,, but
there are few men who wouldnft rather
cling on to a thousand acres-of- bluegrass
Hand-painted white silk hose and green
satin toe-suppers will be worn bv the'
truly aesthetic, at all commencement
For a time life is a dream, and not a
stream in the experience of every young
person, but the awakening comes sooner
crgeant Mason is pegging away at
j I shoe-making in the pepitentiarv, . and
Betsy and the baby are begging away the
dollars on the outside.
The Ladies of the Methodist church
J will give the first strawberry supper of
the season, in the yard of Mrs. A. P.
A His, on Duncan Avenue.
The sad and pathetic business of playing
widow, is now very fashionable in "fast
female'? society in cities. They wear the
most elegant mouring outlits.
, A red-haired girl rushed into Dan
Roach e's grocery Saturday night, and
said, "I -want some jam, ham, clam and
iiij" and rushed out with a slam.
As Barnes' popular songs are becoming
poprrlar" texts to' preach from now,
"The Great Physician now is here," will
,no .doubt come next in order.
Dan. Bkdixgek, of Lower Blue Licks,
died Sunday in Lexington Sunday at the
residence of his father-in-law,' Mr. Hollo-way,
after an illness of two weeks.
"Tfaienhe squeezes I will hollow," is
what we heard ladv
Sunday, night, who was sitting hear the
window with a coat sleeve around her
Three things too much, and three too
little are pernicious to men : To speak
much and know little ; to spend much
and have little ; to presume much and be
At Atlanta, on May 20th, the Presbyterian
General Assembly refused to endorse
the Revised Kew Testament. The
next meeting will be held at Lexington
The monotony of conventionally needs
to ue broken, now and then, to enable
the woild of man to move forward out of
the well worn ruts in wrhich "jogging" is
the only gait possible.
Prof. Howe, the phrenologist, while
plajing blind man's buff, fell in love
with a lady's bumps, while feeling them
.to recognize his captive. Ex.
We never heard 'em called bumps before,
but .wtt've known many a fellow to
fall in love that way. '
' Mary had a vaccine scab
Upon her snow-white arm.
She warned her beau to this effect,
' ' For fear he'd do it harm.
'But when they came to part that night,
She gave a mighty grab
And whispered, Hug"me awful tight,
And never mind the scab.'
Several parties of ladies from Lexington,
have-recently visited the Mammoth
Ciive, and not a Lexington paper has
availed the opportunity of using that old
pun about running things in the ground.
. Who was if that' said: ."A single man is
apt to lun toAVasHi and self neglect; to
fancy himself .lonely and abandoned, and
hi:; heart to .fall into ruin, like -some deserted
'mansion, for want of an inhabitant
The Trader, Turfman, Farmer
A number of Boyle count' farmers will
plant sorghum, to be used in winter, for
feeding mules, horses and cows.
The English Derby, was won by Shot-over,
Quicktime second, Lorillard's Sachem
third. Shotover's time was 2: 45
Johnnie Miller returned to Atlanta
Saturday, having bought and shipped a
car load of horses picked up at Paris and
John Swiney returned from Louisville
Sunday morning on a freight train, after
shipping Lizzie S. and Burt Scully to St.
Louis, in a sleeping coach. John is very
happy, of course, for he struck luck in
six races out of ten. Geo. Shawhan, also
got his work in for $1,700, and feels moderately
good. Swiney claims that Lizzie
S. is the best four-year-old in America,
barring Thora, and expects to prove a
portion of the assertion at St. Loui s.
The Other Side Heard from in Regard
to the Field Trial of Hinders,
Special to the Nashville American.
Gallatin, May 25. The special in the
American concerning the field trial here,
yesterday, is an incorrect one, and parties
here are very indignant over the affair.
The agents for other machines respectively,
J. C. Yertrees & Son, agents for the
Osborn ; G. N. Guthrie, for the Deering;
J. B. Hollis for the McCormick, and W.
B. Brown for the Buckeye, have issued
circulars which read as follows : "In regard
to the field trial of self-binders, and
signed by J. B. Hotchkiss is an advertising
dodge on the part of Mr. Hotchkiss,
who is the agent of the Wood, and his
whole statement is false. There were no a
judges and no vote was taken, and in
fact the Wood machine refused to go into
wheat after the barley was cut, all other
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BILL NYE'S PAPER;
II U 1 if fl
TWT0 DOLLARS PER YEAR AND FREIGHT,
OR $2,000 FOR 1,0Q0 YEARS
THE FASHIONABLYtBRED TROTTING STALLION
By RYSDYK'S HAMBLETONIAN.
Eirst dam, Rosedale, bv Savre's Itarrv
Second dam, Orange Co. Mare, by Prince
Third dam, Miranda, a running mare
Will be permitted to serve a limited
number of mares the ensuing season, beginning
April 1st and ending September
1st, 1882, at :
$50 To Insure a Living Colt.
The money due when the mare is
known to be in foal, or when the owner
PARTS WITH nER. At" the time Of Knrvino
a note will be required, which in event of
the mare not proving in foal will be re
Due care will be exercised to prevent
accidents or escapes, but no responsibility
will be assumed for any that may occur.
Good stabling and. pasturage provided
for mares from a distance, and at reasonable
He will be located at mv farm, on the
Clay & Kiser turnpike, six miles from
Pans, Bourbon county, Ivy., two miles
from Kiser Station, Kentucky Central
. For further particulars address '
KELLER THOMAS, Paris, Ky.
llbtif hii Bank.
PAID UP CAPITAL, $53,700. ,
Conducts a General Banking Business.
8 Special attention to collections, and
remittances promptly made to all parts of
the United-States, Canada or Europe.
A. G-. Stitt, R. TARR,
W.H.H. JOHNSON, f D.D.CONWAY
Prop'r. 1 W.B. CONWAY
One square from railroad depot. GOOD
LIVERY STABLE ATTACHED. The
kindest attention given and guests made
Good Sample Rooms. A table filled
with all the delicacies of the season.-RATES I
JAS. A. McCANN,
Granite and Marble.
Third St., Maysville, Kentucky.
Grand Opera Building,
- CINCINNATI, - OHIO.
GEO. W. DAVIS,
"Window Shades, Carpets, Oil
Cloths, Mattresses, &c.,
X&tF' Special Attention Given to
Undertaking and Repairing.
Main Street, Paris, Ky.
(GREEN CHEATHAM, Pjwp'b.)
One Square from Railroad Depot All
Baggage transferred to and fro, free of
LIVERY STABLE ATTACHED
CARLISLE, -. - - - ICY.,
Calls particular attention of the - farmers
and horsemen, to the fact that he
now prepared to put up,
FINE HARNESS and SADDLES
specialty. Will sell at lower figures
than heretofore for CASH. Special attention
paid to repairs.
I keep constantly on hand a large stock
of whips, collars, trace-chains, and everything
pertaining to the trade.
Medicine & Surgery,
Offiee adjoining Deposit Bank,
Represents Hartford Eirej , Bowling
Green and Majeyille Masonic Life Com-names.
Attorney at Law)
. Will practice in the; courts of Nicholas
and adjohung counties. Special ami
prompt , attention given . to collections.
Mrs. Jane Pornell, Jno.'R. Purnell,
Proprietress. ,t Clerk,
Table and rooms second to no connfrv
hotel m the State.
J5grLarsre and well furnisher!
Sample Rooms for Commercial
Good Livery Stable attached. Refer
to all who have patronized the house.
BLuE PhAW Irk
KY. CENTRAL- R.- R;
Shortest and Quietest
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Tickets to all points
NORTH, EAST AJSTD WEST.
Special Rates to EOTGRAOTS.
' For further particulars, apply to ' '
Frank Carr. Paris. Ky.
C. L. BROWN, Gen'l Passenger Act.,
Time Table in Effect' since May 14'V?S2.
L've Covington... S:00 a m and 2:45 p nst
Arrv Paris 11:25 a m'and 0:05 p m
Lve Lexington... 7:30 a m and 5:00 i) in.
Arr. Paris 8:25 a m and 5:55 u m.
L've Maysville.... 5:45 a m and '12:30 p m.
Arr. Fans S:25 a m and 3:0Qpm.
L've Paris 'for
Maysville . G:30 a m and 1 5:50 p m.
J8" Richmond Express runs daily.
CARLISLE, - .-..K.
Office over B. F. Adairs.groceiy.
I hereby forwarn all persons, that my
farmjs 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.
COLLIER & SHARP,
JAMES M. COLLIER,
Broadway, - - - Millershurg1
BSTI also have-a saw mill at Licking
Station, on the K. C. railroad, and can
fill all orders for cut lumber
prices. I will move the mill 'to any
locality where a sufficient number of logs
for a yard can be established.
A fuil stock of Lumber kept constantly
on hand at this point.
Made of Tennessee Timber and
Tennessee Iron I
Best Wagon on Wheels!
Mccormick reapers and.
mowers and the improved
FOR SALE, BY
JAMES M. ROBY,
Millersburg, - - Kentucky.
$? Also agent for Ball's Tobacco Screw,
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