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men were killed and several injured
by a collision of freight trains on the
East Tennessee Virginia ah'd' Georgia roaST
on thelGth. The accident was duo to a
sleepy operator, who forgot to give the
train men the order which had been.sent
At New York on the lGfch. Jack Mnlrar.
alias James Clark, a notorious counterfeiter,
was arrested, and offered the officer
fifty dollars for freedom. The bribe failing,
he pleaded guilty, and asked J,o be given
ten years right away. Mulvey escaped
from officers in 1879 by leaping out of, a
The remains of the Confederate dead,
disinterred at Arlington, were' received at
Norfolk, Va., on the lGfch, by the firing of
minute guns vandthe tolling of bells. Flags
were at half-mast, and there weremariy
floral offerings. '..
Wm. P. Bronson,- his wifeEliza, and
Amos, their son, have been found guilty of
manslaughter at New Haven, Conn., for
causing the death of Carrie E. Gordon by
gross neglect, and sentenced to the State
Penitentiary for six months and to pay a
fine of one dollar each. The jury recommended
mercy in their verdict.
The jury in the TJ. S. Circuit Court, at St.J
iouis, has given Thos. L. Mackay $i,500
damages for injuries received in a collision
on the Missouri Pacific Railroad "about a
year and a half ago.
Two new ocean cables are to be laid by
John Mackey and James Gordon Bennett.
The first cable will open about June 1, 1884.
The First National Bank of Chicago has
notified its one hundred and thirty clerks
that they must all procure bonds, which
will range from $4,000 to 5,000 each, and
aggregate over 320,000.
Judge Barrett, of New York, has
granted an order discontinuing the action
brought by the Maxwell Land Grant Company
against Frank R. Sherwin, charged
with having appropriated 44,000 belonging
to the company.
A frightful accident occurred near
jConstantine, Mich., a few days ago. A
young man named "Weatherby was carelessly
handling a shot-gun, which was discharged.
His whole lower jaw was torn
away. His tongue had to be tied to his
breast to keep it from falling down his
Throat and choking him. It is thought he
may recover nevertheless.
Nineteen freight cars were wrecked at
Oskaloosa, la., on the 17th, by the explosion
of the boiler of tho engine drawing
them. Two persons were killed and two
The Southern Railway time convention
has appointed a committee to make arrangements
with the different telegraph
companies for the transmission of the new
standard time to the different railroad
companies. The new schedule goes into
effect November 18.
The Grand Jury of Baltimore has concluded
its investigation into the Tivoli disaster,
wherein the lives of sixty-five
excursionists were lost. They present a
charge of manslaughter against Lowery
Albert, proprietor of the Tivoli grounds,
and Frank Debilins, the lessee.
Advices from Altata, Mexico, on the
ISth report the population of the town
decimated by yellow fever, the deaths averaging
twenty a day for two weeks. On
October 3, Altata was struck by a hurricane
which killed a large number of people
and destroyed the greater part of the
A suit oftke Muskegon (Mich.) National
Bank against the Northwestern Mutual
Xife Insurance Company of "Wisconsin, for
the recovery of 20,000 on the life policy of
Edwin G. Comstock, was begun in the
United Circuit Court at New York on the
The defense set up is habitual intemperance.
Masked men entered the house of Edward
McLaughlin, at Joli'et, 111., on the ISth, and
tortured the fanner and his wife until they
disclosed the hiding place of 1,000 in gold,
and departed, leaving their victims very
Schwartz & Graff, of Cincinnati, a
few days since sued the Pittsburg, Cincinnati
-and St. Louis Railroad Company for
the value of freight burned in the company's
depof.. The defendants disclaimed
responsibility for the reason that the building
waV set on fire by a stroke of lightning,
-which was an act of Providence. The
Judge ruled that unless precautions had
been taken to prevent such an accident the
company was liable. The suit was decided
in favor of the plaintiffs.
The Evangelical Conference at
Pa., resolved to give the Kansas
Conference ths privilege of dividing its
territory, and to form a mission conference
during the nexrfour years, with the
cohsenof the Bishops, and that a Super
intendent be appointed for mission work
The Bee Keepers' Association of the
Hbrthwest .was in session at Chicago on the
18th. The Secretary presented a statistical
report showing the total number of colonies
represented by members in the Association
last Spring was 4,910, present
8,044, number of pounds of honey
extracted this season 145,000, number of
pounds of comb honey 100,000.
"Miss Emily Jones, aged eighteen, residing
at Richmond, Va., fell down the stair--way
at her home on the night of the 18th,
Tvbile under a spell of somnambulism, and
broke her neck, dying instantly.
Two men, having a valise in their possession
containing a hundred pounds of
dynamite, have been arrested in Halifax.
They are supposed to be from the States
and to belong to the Fenian Brotherhood.
The Pullman Palace Car Company
earned the past year a total of 4,093,245
gross, and after paying nine and one-half
per cent, in dividends had the comfortable
surplus for the year of 1,053,312.
Jacob T. Hoffman, a once wealthy and
respected citizen of Barbour County, West
Virginia, has been sentenced to the Penitentiary
for nine years for robbing the
mails, and his little remaining property
sold to satisfy a judgment obtained against
him by his niece for posting a slanderous
aiotice regarding her upon the doors of the
The centennial of the disbanding by
'Washington of his victorious army was
celebrated with great enthusiasm at New-
tmrg'i'N. Y., on the 18th. The day was per
fect and there-was a great throng present.
Sf res of excursions crowded the town,
vnich it was estimated contained fiftv
jthousand strangers. The addresses' were.
uy .penator .payara ana v m. da. jiivarts.
at Liittieitock, on tiie lbtn, unitedctates
Judge v Caldwell sentenced Martin
sey, found guilty of illicit distilling in Pope
County, to eighteen months in prison at
Detroit, and to pay a fine of 2,000. He is
thelastofa gang of illicit distillers in the
eastern district of Arkansas.
Governor Butler accepts, the. nomination
of Governor by the Greenbackersiand
tells them thev have nracticallv won their
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wiuao, us cne suver certmcaies, jjoscui
notes, etc., are paper currency based on
the Nation's good faith.
A Massachusetts statute provides that
the Board of Health, Lunacy and Charity
"shall consist of nine persons." The Attorney
General rules that a woman is not a
"person," and hence Mrs. Clara Lonard,
who has been elected to the Board, can not
take her seat.
Jajies Lloyd Greene, aged fifty-six, a
prominent citizen and manufacturer, Mayor
of Norwich, Conn., for three terms, and
Republican candidate for Governor in 1875,
died suddenly in the Adirondack Mountains
on the lGfch of pneumonia.
The remains ol Dr. Charles E. Blumen
thai, of New York, were cremated in the
Lemoyne furnace at V ashington, Pa., on
the 16th. The body was accompanied by
members of the Philadelphia Commander
of Knights Templar, of which he .was' a
Julia "Ward Howe, in her address before
the Society for the Advancement
of "Women, said great good had been accomplished
for and by the women of the
country since the Society was organized,
eleven years ago.
At Nashville, the case of Alice M.King
against the Daily American, for libel, was
dismissed on the 17th. She claimed 50,-000
for being described as "a small lady
with a very big nose, and ugly."
"While rehearsing "Faust" in New York
on the 17th, under the management of Mr.
Abbey, Del Puente was served with an injunction,
restraining him from singing
with any one except Mapleson.
Daniel Brisbois, cfashier of the Missouri
Pacific Railway, St. Joseph, Mo., suicided
on the 17th with opium or morphine. He
was short in his accounts between S00 and
900, and saw no way out of his trouble.
He was about forty years old, and leaves a
wife and two children.
War. H. "Vanderbilt, while driving Early
Rose over the course at the Gentlemen's
Driving Park on the 17th, collided with one
of Robert Bonner's fast teams, and was
thrown violently from his seat. He recovered
from the shock sufficiently to be
driven home, and is not thought to be
Rev. J. Henry Smithe, of Philadelphia,
has been offered 10,000 to deliver a series
of one hundred and twenty lectures in
New York State in aid of the building fund
for Bartholdi's statue of "Liberty Enlightening
Mayor Low, of Brooklyn, was re-nominated
on the 17th, by the Republican City
General Sherman was elected President
of the Army of the Tennessee at the Cleve
land Re-union, on the ISth ; Colonel Day
ton, Recording Secretary; General Hi
Corresponding Secretary, and
General Force, Treasurer. They are all
Ohio men. General Grant was elected orator
of the next meeting, which will be held
atfLake Minnetonka, Minn.
General Steedman, "the Hero of
died at 3 o'clock on the afternoon
of the ISth, of pneumonia, at his home in
Toledo, O. Since the war he had served as
Provisional Governor of Georgia, Collector
of Internal Revenue at New Orleans, member
of the Ohio Constitutional Convention,
and State Senator. At the time of his
death he was Chief of the Toledo police
Hon. Ben Butterworth has accepted the
position of Commissioner of Patents.
Frank L. Loring, arrested at the instance
of the United States Postal authorities,
as being the active partner in the firm
of FlenTming & Merriam, who carried on
a big swindling scheme in Chicago largely
through the use of the United States mails,
was held to answer before the Federal
Grand Jury on the 15th in bonds of 5,000.
Gen. Ben. Butler has filed a claim
against the Government for 1,000,000 for
damages to the Great Falls Water-Power
Company, of which he is the President.
The damages result from a dam built by
the Government twenty years ago, and
were estimated at the time by the Court of
Claims at 15,000.
Governor Murray, of Utah, has recently
sent a report to the Secretary of the
Interior, in which he-urges upon Congress
the necessity of taking some action to secure
good government in Utah and not rely
upon "time and railroads" to effect the
desired reforms. The Mormons evade the
recent law of Congress, and the civil authorities
are powerless to enforce it. He
recommends that the United States malitia
be made available at all times in the event
of open rebellion, which he fears will ultimately
be the result under the present system
of affairs. The Governor declares that
polygamy is on the increase; that the
Church holds property fifty times in excess
of what is allowed by law, and that there is
really an ecclestical government defying
United States- authority.
The President confirmed the sentence of
dismissal in the case of Commander
Frederick R. Smith, of the U. S. Navy,
tried by Court-martial for duplicating pay
accounts, but has mitigated it to
sion from the ranks and duty for one year,
the officer to retain his present number in
his grade during that time, and be reprimanded
by the Secretary of the Navy.
Another one of the Fitzgerald Pension
Claim Agents at Washington is under investigation
by the Pension Office for sending
worthless "C. O. D." packages by express
to applicants for pensions. This time it is
W. T. Fitzgerald, a brother of N. W. Fitzgerald,
and having hisoffice in the building
of the latter. Part of these cases were
conducted under the name of Taylor Fitzgerald,
from Winfield, Kas., where W.
T. Fitzgerald conducted business for a
Postmaster General Gresham has
made the following ruling : "The reduction
on the 1st inst. in the domestic rate of
postage from three to two cents reduced
also from the same date from six to four
cents per half ounce 'double postage,' or
letters for delivery in the United States,
commonly called 'ship letters,' which are
conveyed to this country by vessels not
regularly employed in carrying mails."
N. W. Fitzgerald, the Pension Claim
Agent at Washington, lately arraigned and4
fined in.the rouce uourc ior assault, nas
brought a libel suit against the Cincinnati
Commercial Gazette Company, and its
Washington correspondent, General H. V.
iioynton, for 1UO,OW, and another suit
against the St. Louis Globe Democrat and
itsWashington correspondent, C. T. Murray,
for 50,000, for publications 'which he
'claims have damaged his character and his
The Trustees of the Garfield National
Monument Association, invite an
to all artists for a
monument to the memory of the late President.
jhe claim of the United States against
the Central Pacific Railroad Company,
some time in the Courts of'
California, for a large amount of internal
revenue taxes, has been compromised. The
terms of the compromise are that the railway
company shall pay the Government
G9,000, the costs of the pending suit, and
relinquish the claim against the Govern-men
for 2S,S1G on account of interest alleged
to have been unlawfully paid January
A formal inquiry was made by the Committee
of Justices in London of the complaint
of O'Donnell that he was suffering
from being deprived of the use of tobacco.
The committee found that he was in excellent
health, and refused to allow him to-,
Warren, the defaulting manager of the
London and Platte River Bank, has confessed
his guilt. He embezzled about 200,-000,
which he lost in speculation.
An outbreak of trichinosis is reportod in
a town in Saxony. JDne hundred and
eighty persons have been attacked, and
four have died.
The French Government has resolved to
put down all agitators. The manager of
the Drapoau Noir, an Anarchist journalist
at Lyons, has been arrested, and other arrests
of proprietors are expected.
Prime Minister Ferry in a speech at
Havre on the lGth, foreshadowed the withdrawal
of the present embargo on American
One thousand people perished in the recent
earthquake on the southern coast of
the Gulf of Smyrna, and twenty thousand
more have been rendered homeless. The
houses nearly all fell with the first shock,
and ?ne inmates were crushed and buried
under the ruins. The survivors fled to the
fields, where they still remain without food
and suffering from cold. The Porte makes
an urgent appeal for the sufferers.
Ten thousand dollars was stolen from
the safe or the Canadian Express Company
at Port Hope, Out., on the 17th.
O'Donnell has been indicted, and his
trial set for November 21. Luxuries and
the best of food are sent to his cell daily
One thousand persons have been rendered
homeless by the burning of the town
of Allegno, Italy.
Maria McCabe, an unmarried girl, at
Hamilton, Ont., has been sentenced to hang
for the murder of her infant.
A Liberal conference was held at Leeds
on the ISth, which adopted resolutions
favoring the redistribution of seats in Parliament,
in order that a better expression
of the will of the people might be obtained.
The corner stone of the church which is
fo be built on the spot in St. Petersburg
where Alexander II. was killed, was laid
by the Czar and Czarina on the ISth, in the
presence of a vast concourse of people.
Four towns were destroyed by the earthquake
in the Eastern Archipelago, Slight
shocks are still felt on the Island of Chios.
The Canadian sugar refiners ask their
Government to give them a drawback on
refined sugar exported equal to the amount
of duty paid on raw sugar imported. The
Government is considering the matter.
The Moody and Sankey revival meetings
in Cork are held under the protection of
the police. Disturbances are threatened
nightly by roughs who assemble outside
Comptroller Sheer, of Pittsburg, who
has been examing Clerkof Court Ronand's
books,reports a deficiency of 4S,000.
Edward Hovey was hanged in the
Toombs at New York' on the 19th, for the
murder of his sister-in-law, Mrs. Fanny
In New York on the 19th, Henry W.
Gwynner, President of the Hook Manufacturing
Companyand of the National Railroad
Publication Company, committed
The capture and destruction of the city
of Hue by the French is reported as a
most barbarous slaughter. The Annamites
were penned up in the burning village, and
their only way of escape from the flames
lay under the guns of the French. As they
came in sight, their clothing often on fire,
they were shot down like animals. From
eight hundred to one thousand were killed.
The sailors afterward ran out and brained
the wounded with the butt-ends of their
muskets. Their excuse was that if the
savages carried the day, their threat was
they would "saw the French into planks."
German-made tools of an inferior quality
and bearing an American trade-mark,
are sold in the manufactories of Russia to
the exclusion of tools made in this country.
The demand for American petroleum is
being stopped in the same way in Turkey
and Syria by an adulterated article that
has been sold in large quantities.
In the Pennsylvania Synod of the Presbyterian
Church, on the 19 th, Rev. A. Mc-Elroy
Wylie offered resolutions denouncing
the placing of works of ait in churches.
He characterized them as an infringement
upon the second commandment, and regarded
such innovations as a dangerous
compromise with the world's methods,
which, if persisted in, will be subversive
of ministerial force and effectiveness.
A free fight that is likely to be followed
bv fatal results occurred on the 19th in the
rfayville, (L. I.) Methodist Church. The
occasion was an oyster supper, and some
family matters came up for discussion.
The Railway Conductor's Convention in
Kansas City adopted a resolution pledging
members to use all honorable means to stop
the use of intoxicating liquors by conductors
while on duty.
A Philadelphia Judge has decided itlo
be a good law that a broker can not be held
to answer for embezzling the money of a
customer, unless it is shown that the money
is placed in his hands for safe-keeping and
not for investment.
! Twenty men were killed by a mine explosion
in Yorkshire, England, on the 19th.
Margaret Harrison, colored, the murderer
of Lilelia Lewis, was hanged at
Calhoon, Ga., on the 19th. On the gallows
she addressed the crowd, maintaining her
innocence and attributing her unfortunate
Dosition to the influence of her own people.
THE DECISION, v
t!o Supreme Court Declares the Civil
Rights Act Contrary to the Constitution
Comments of Prominent Colored Men
on the Decision.
Washington, Oct. 15. In the Supreme
Court Justice Bradley delivered the decision
of the United States vs. Samuel D. Singleton,
involving the constitutionality ol! tho
act of Congress of March 1, 1875, entitled:
"An act to protect all citizens in their civil
and legal rights." He decided that the first
and second sections of the act are unconstitutional.
Justice Bradley took the ground
that the scope of tho Thirteenth and Fourteenth
Amendments did not extend to
the social privileges sought to be guaranteed
by the legislation in question.
The court was unanimous with the exception
of Justice Harlan, who said that mider
ordinary circumstances he would be slov to
oppose his individual judgment to his colleagues,
but this decision defeated what tho
people intended to secure and supposed that
they had secured, and hece he must dissent
from the opinion. He had not had
time to formulate his views, however, and
Would now therefore merely announce his
dissent Quite a number of prominent lawyers
were within the bar to listen to the
opinion, including the Attorney-General ana
Senators Bayard and Garland.
The decision will apply to the five civil
rights cases in that court based on the first
and second sections of the Civil-Eights aet
of March 1, 1S75. They are respectively
prosecutions under the act for not admitting
certain colored persons to equal accommodations
and privileges in inns and hotels, in
railroad cars and theaters. The court holds,
as stated, that Congress had no constitutional
authority to pass the sections in question
under either the Thirteenth or Fourteenth
Amendment of the Constitution. The decision,
however, is held to apply only to the
validity of the law in the States and not in
the Territories or District of Columbia,
where the legislative power of Congress is
The decision is based on the ground that
in passing the act Congress usurped the
poAver which belongs exclusively to the State
Legislatures. The Thirteenth and Fourteenth
Amendments give no power to Congress,
because the former only relates to
slavery, which it abolishes, having nothing
tc do witli different races or colore, and the
latter is prohibitory upon the States only,
and forbids them from making certain laws.
If they do make them, Congress is empowered
to make laws to counteract their effect,
and this is all the law Congress is able to
make on the subject. It has no authority to
directly legislate upon it
Fred Douglass, when asked what lie
thought of the decision, said: "It is disheartening,
and 1 regard "it as a step backward.
The result will be mischievous. At
the close of the war, and in view of tho
services rendered by colored men, there was
a disposition on the part of the country to
concede to them complete citizenship and
equal civil rights in the use of all
public conveyances and institutions. I
regarded this decision as a part of
the general reaction naturally following
increased friendship between the
North and South, which conies of the dying
out of the old controversy on the subject of
slavery. Nearly all the concessions the colored
people have received have
been the result of the antagonism
of the two sections. I do not despair,
however, of the ultimate return of a
liberal spirit toward the colored people.
I think the decision confounds social
with civil rights. Social equality does
not result from riding on the same
car with a mart or buying goods at the samo
store. The decision places the American
people far in the rear of the civilized nations
of Europe. The decision is contrary
to the Declaration of Independence, the
spirit of Christianity, the spirit of the age,
and in violation of the Fourteenth and Fifteenth
Amendments. It tends to weaken
the spirit of patriotism which the nation
may need in some hour of peril."
Prof. John M. Langston, Minister to
Hayti, is the man who drew, at the request
of Charles Sumner, the act of which the
two sections were declared unconstitutional.
He says: "I am surprised and deeply disappointed
at the decision, but, in fact, the
Civil Rights act gave us no rights which
we did not already have under
the Fourteenth Amendment. We have
with or without the act equal rights in this
country, and the courts of the States should
give them to us. If they do not, then Congress
has power under the amendments to
legislate so that they will be compelled to
do so. The result, therefore, will be simply
to bring the. matter before Congress again."
The decision is the subject of universal
comment here, and it is safe to say that no
other decision of the court since the famous
Dred Scott decision by Chief Justice Taney
has created so much excitement and discussion.
Three Children and their Attendant
Killed on a Railroad Track.
Conxellsville, Pa., Oct 16. Three
children, and a young woman who had them
in charge, were discovered ilonday afternoon
on the track of the Baltimore & Ohio
Railroad near'this town by the engineer of
a train as he rounded a curve. It was
too late even to sound a whistle of
warning, and the pilot struck the
little crowd of pedestrians, crushing and
mangling their bodies in a terrible
manner. The train was checked at once,
and the dead and dying victims gathered up
and brought to Connellsville, where their
relatives reside. The names of the victims
are as follows: Margaret Curren, aged
seventeen, head split open; she lived an
hour after the accident. Alice King, aged
five; a little bruise on the temple was the
only external wound; lived about twenty
minutes after the accident. Mary
aged ten, skull crushed in and
bruised; death ensued - instantly. Daniel
Farrell, brother of Mary, aged seven, skull
crushed, back and legs broken, and body
much bruised and mangled; killed instantly.
The Farrells were the children of a widow.
Alice King was a daughter of Harry King,
a young machinist in the Baltimore & Ohio
shops, and Margaret Curren was her aunt
The children had been out walking with
Miss Curren, and had just stepped off tha
west-bound track to avoid a passing freight
train, when they were caught by the e?st
bound passenger train.
. A Rare Old Coin.
Chicago, Oct 16. H. H. Eothwcll has
received as a present from Robert Morris,
Past Grand Master of the Masonic Grand
Lodge of Kentucky, a rare old coin. It is
of bronze, and was found near Gebal, in the
Holy Land. It was coined A. D. ISO, under
the Emperor Commodus.
Di'scorery of the Cause of Cholera.
Berlin, Oct i6. Dr. Koch, of the German
Commission which went to Egypt to
investigate the cholera epidemic, reports
that he has discovered that cholera is due to
a living, thread-like, microscopic organism,
resembling that seen in cases of phthisis.
, THE COMMONWEALTH. -
The surviving members of Morgan's bri
gadenow living in WarivsnCountyj willj
yist. --Miss Morgan, daughter-bf the dead
chieftain, is expected to be, present. -
The Kentucky Spindle the Jaquith patent,
a Kentucky invention now on exhibition
air the- "Louisville Exposition, is
spinning successfully No. 40 yarn at 12,000
turns per minnte on' 102 spindles' and on
two spindles, spinning -at the- enormous,
speed of 18,000r turns per minute.
Fifty convicts ,made a! break for free
dom at the Frankfort Penitentiary a few
aays ago. jiuy tuur vl muu 0uu.
in getting over the, walls, and but one, "W,
T. Grant, escaped. Joseph "Ward was shot
through the head and killed, and the other
two were easily captured having been injured
by jumping fr.om. the walls. The
guards drove the .convicts back to their
Ix the Bankers' Association in session at
Louisville the other day, General A. G. P.
Dodge, of the Kentucky Union Railroad,
spoke for Eastern Kentucky, and his clear
statement of the vast mineral and timber
wealth of that undeveloped section was
highly instructive to those who were unaware
of the great resources of Kentucky.
General Dodge is personally known to all
the Eastern and Northern delegates and it
would be a pleasing result of his address
were others of them to follow his example
and transfer their capital to Kentucky,
whose rich ores and unsurpassed forests
promise so great a return on investments.
Three human fiends broke into the residence
of Elisha Curtis in Franklin County
a few nights ago, and while one of them
held the old man a prisoner with a revolver
at his forehead the other two repeatedly
violated the persons of Mrs. Curtis and
her daughter, aged thirteen. The
it was thought, will not recover from
her injuries. The three brutes were recognized
as John Estes, Harrison Washburn,
alias Staples, and Isaiah Onan, all of
whom live in the neighborhood where the
crime was perpetrated, and are known to
be desperate men. "Warrants were issued
for their arrest.
The baby taking the fifty dollar premium
at the Ashland Fair is a child of Mrs. John
Must, a sister of the Gibbons girls, victims
of the Ashland horror. The prizes were
awarded by number.
Ix Logan County, recently, Sam Martin,
while loading cross-ties accidently dropped
one, which, in falling, struck a stick, causing
it to fly up and strike his tongue, which
was sticking out too far, cutting it nearly
off. Martin has not been able to speak
Ambrose "Wilson, City Marshal of
in Scott County, was killed a few
nights ago by James Creighton, in an
affray. Creighton was drunk, and the
Marshal attempted to get him on his horse
to go home. A short distance from Sadie-ville
Creighton resented these friendly offices,
and, drawing his pistol, shot the Marshal
three times, wounding him in such a
way that he died in a few minutes. Creighton
Miss Maggie Sheridan has disappeared
fron her home in Louisville, and it is
feared she has committed suicide. The
sensation has a love story for a basis.
R. VT. Maupin, a cattle dealer of Richmond,
Madison County, was found dead in
his bed at the Ashland House, in Lexington,
a few mornings ago. He had been
drinking hard the day before and retired
sick. The Coroner's verdict was : "Died
from deranged action of the blood on the
Charles Brockmax, son of R. Brock-man,
of Augusta, has been found guilty of
rape on the person of Miss Mary Galen-stein,
and sentenced to hard labor in the
State Penitentiary for twenty years. The
deed was committed on the 1st of last September.
Frank Ranotin, the Louisville scale
manufacturer, shot and killed Martin
Cody in that city a few night ago. Rankin
was drinking, and appears to have done
the killing without provocation. His son
was but recently acquitted of the muder of
Officer Adam Knapp, in New Albany.
The west-end of Lincoln County scores
another murder. Dudley Vaught stabbed
and killed C. C. Cookendorfer a few days
ago at Moreland Station, which is about
two miles north of Hustonville, on the Cincinnati
Southern road. Cookendorfer was
cut three times in the breast and three
times in the back. He died instantly.
Suit for divorce has been filed at Covington
by Theo. "W. Blumer against Henrietta
Blumer. The plaintiff alleges that
they were married on the 15th day of June,
1SS1, and that she abandoned him on the
10th of the following August. The defendant's
maiden name was Henrietta Dead-man.
Weekly Review or the X.oniHviIIe LeafTo.
The receipts for the week were 400 hogshead
s against 230 hogsheads last week,
and 1G0 hogsheads in the corresponding
week last year. The market has been fi rm
and even in its action with the demand for
all grades equal to or in excess of the supply.
There are no material changes in the
prices or in the general aspects of the market.
Current supplies have not
been for many years so close
to the actual daily requirements of
consumption, but there is no speculative
buying, and manufacturers' competition is
sufficient to sustain the previous advance
to the fullest. limit. The Department of
Agriculture estimates the Kentucky yield
at 7 per cent, of last year, and the Virginia
yield at 64 per cent., estimates which will
probably meet the concurrence of the
trade. We quoto full-weight packages as
Dark and Heavy. Burley.
sh.... S3 00 5 75 $5 00 7 50
Common lugs..." 6 75625 600900
Medium lugs 6 00 6 75 7 0010 00
6 50 7 25 S 0013 00
?r0mm0n, leiif G 75 7 75 8 0010 00
Medium leat, 7 75 9 00 12 0015 00
Good leaf 9 0011 00 20 0024 00
Fine and fancy leaf... 12 0017 00 30 003G 00
Mr. Edward Payson Weston, "the
father of long-distance pedestrianism,"
is about to undertake a remarkable feat
in connection with the work of th8
Church of England Temperance Society,
with which he is prominently connected.
He proposes to travel over the
highways of England and Wales, on
foot and in ordinary costume, fifty
miles daily for one hundred consecutive
days, Sundays excepted. He will
travel 'only during the day time, and will
lecture each evening on "Tea versus
Seer. Jde will be accompanied by
two friends and a representative of the
press m a carriage. Chutago Journal
TOPICS OP THE DAT.
A man has just died in Montreal who
had seven wives, though only one at a
D The peanut crop is a failure and disasters
in the theatrical profession are
already being recorded.
American capital has constructed in
Mexico '1,600 miles of railroad', -Mexican
capital 635 miles, and English
capital 353 miles.
Tee Memphis Avalanche demands
that the nominee for Vice-President on
the tickets of both parties in 1884 shall
be a Southern man.
Applications have been received at
Aiken, S. C, from the North and West,
for furnished cottages, in which families
desire to live during the winter.
A whiter in the London Lancet recommends
good, sound beer in moderate
quantities to literary men, and argues
that it will improve the quality of their
A common fraud among New York
wine dealers is in birying up empty
bottles on which authentic labels remain
and fill them with cheap imitations of
Of two men drawn in Newberry
County, S. C, to serve on a U. S. Court
jury, one had been dead five years, and
the other was killed in a well six
The fact that Mr. Langtry has detailed
his mother-in-law to accompany
Mrs. Langtry to this country shows that
he has lost confidence in a republican
form of jrovernment.
The drouth in the Southern States
has done great damage in portions of
Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas,
and Northern Texas. There has
been no rain to speak of since July 15.
Our Minister to Berlin, Mr. Sargent,
enjoys his duties in that city so much
that he will continue to disport himself
in the giddy whirl of Parisian life until
Bismarck makes another assault on the
The Portland (Me.) Press warns
Senator Edmunds not to be sure that
he is not a candidate for the Presidency,
as the Republican party may some time
call upon him in a manner that will admit
of no refusal.
Spain insists on a more formal apology
from France. This the latter country
refuses to give. In consequence the
Spanish ministry is said to have virtually
resigned in order to throw the final
settlement of the question upon a new
Miss Ater, daughter of the deceased
American patent medicine man has
$5,000,000 in her own right, and is
strikingly beautiful, of course. She is
now in Paris, and has had many offers
of marriage from counts, dukes and
Gen. Grant, speaking of the published
report that he was worth 1,000,000,
said: "I have sixteen . children, errand-children,
counting the babies, more or
less. Granting that they are each worth
$50,000, I might possibly say that there
is $1,000,000 in the family. I am apoor
The National Convention called for
Chicago November 15, to confer concerning
the health of domestic animals
will discuss these four topics: The extent
to which contagious diseases exist
among animals in this country; the
causes of them; the cures for them, and
the state of legislation concerning
A National Co-operative
men's Union has been formed in New
York. The object of the union is to assist
working people to own their own
homes and to furnish them with all the
necessaries at wholesale prices. To accomplish
this it is proposed to form a
union of a thousand working people,
each member to pay $100 in weekly installments
of twenty-five cents.
William Maxwell Evarts, who
was Secretary of the State when Mr.
Hayes was in the White House, has
been honored by some Western travelers.
The honor consists in the naming
of a mountain peak at the Yellowstone
Park "Mount Evarts." Kie melted
snow from Mount Evarts feeds the wa
ters of Hell Roaring: creek.
Gladstone's recent trip to the continent
has set the Pall Mall Gazette to
hunting up the time when an English
Premier ever to.pk a holiday out of the
British isles. A search over the file3 for
fifty years baok fails to show any precedent
for Gladstone's action, and, the
paper adds, it may bo doubted whether
a single first lord of Her Majesty's
treasury since Walpole's time ever left
tho kingdom except on business.
A New England paper remarking
on the poor police of inland villages,
Bays j "They .have constables who
prove to be offloera only in name, having
no export knowledge of criminals.
Night watchmen ore unthought of, an
in, manufacturing places particularly,
there is ft turbulent element whioh is
too seldom made to feel the restraint of
the law, The. farming population object
to being taxed to support watchmen
for the vUlagea, po tke towns ncglo1