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EARLINGTON, HOPKINS COUNTY, KENTUCKY, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1899.
lYSAfe TAKSS ON
Tlio Now Year was due
within on hour, mid tlio
Inseparables wcro silting
up to welcome Iti arrival.
Ilio Inseparables m-ra
three youuc men of con
Cental tastes, and tin-
ovtcd their tiamo to tbo
fnct tlint they spent all
their lelsuro tocetlier.
They belonged to the
sawo social set, to tbo
lamo societies, and their
friendship was so cciicr
ally recogntzed that when
n comuilttco o( three was
needed at any Gathering
they wcro Invariably ap
pointed In a bunch. Ho it
tras only natural t tint
they should be sitting up
together to sec the New
Vcar In. Hut, though they
trcro entirely congenial,
It would liava been evi
dent to any keen observer
that ou this occasion they
had something on their
minds. Moreover, It would
not liavo been bard to de
termine what that some
thing was. flthcy bad
each made good rvsotu
lions for tbo coming ea
and, though they were the
best of friends, they did
not oxchango confidences,
for every man hates to
fall, of Ills good resolutions, because they
Tro fto hard to keep, and tlio breaking of
tbem gives rise to so much chatting. Still,
a careful observer could have made n
shfejvd guess at tlio nature of their rcso
IiiiHi bad he been admitted to tbo,
cstarjued circle. Charlie Hague, In whoso
rqptil they were assembled, was coddling
tl-elgar he was smoking with such lov
ing rare and trying to" get tlio lost pojsl
liltwlilfr out of It that it was not hard to
dciUe that for a few weeks at least his
miM nipt Ion of tol.acco would bgmaterl
1IP decreased. Tom Melding speak
lnje with siuh strained pri-clslJEtlint an
nllcnijit tu gtve up slang was muted at,
mul Jack flaslam wns so morose that It
i quite evident he had. promised to
mako some jrrent sacrifice for hU llaneee.
Hut, tlinntjli they would not talk about
their ludivldual cases, the subject of New
Year resolutions was so present to their
minds that It naturally colored their con
versation. "Say!" exclaimed Haslam, rousing him
self. "We had some New Year resolu
tions i!ov It ut our place today."
'Hood ones, wcro theyV" asked Field
Inc. "Tlirfc of them werp good In the ordi
nary fcii?c, nnd one of them might per
haps be considered n good joko by one
who was not vitally Interested. You
know our old man Is a good fellow and
tlvuts us liberally, but still It Is so natu
ral to try to get nn Increase of salary on
the first of the year that tlio bookkeeper
nnd I tip bead salesman and I thought It
would do no barm to try to get a raise
out of him, so we laid a little scheme.
Vhen Ilia rush of business vvas overs we
Went Into his private room In single 01c
nud Minted In military form, so as to
Mmw that what we were doing was half
b Joke and be couldu't get mad about Its
THKHKl" Itn SAID "I IIAVIS liROERN TUB
""Well, what hac you got on your
mind?' wild the old man,"
"''v hate been making some New
Year's resolutions,' said I, 'and wo
thought wc would like to tell you about
"'Fire away,' said the old man.
' ' 'During tlio past year,' said I, 'I hove
managed to introduce considerable disci
pline Into the management of 'the office
staff, and 1 have, resolved to keep up the
good, work and get things running as
.neatly peifcctly ns possible during the
Coming year.' v
V'And I,' said the bookkeeper, 'havo so
,liriproicd my system of working that 1
have rcsohed to keep the books during
Djlie, next year without making n single
'"llurlng tbo past year,' said the head
salesman, 'I have Increased my sales.10
per cent and have resolved during the
noil year to Increase them 10 per cent
"'Good,' said the old man. 'Lot us
tdiake bands on It, and I will make n
New Year resolution too. In tbo past I
Invo, frequently caused dissatisfaction In
the office by raising ono man's salary
without raising another, nnd 1 have re
olyed that, durlns tho next year ani a
,l!laliioun twinkle camo Into his eyes
to refrain from raising any salaries.' "
WIR tho general laugh subsided,
Jl hough I have heard of many New
year rcwilutloiis, I have seldom heard of
- l.i.11. l.-nnf lint Ann nwiirn in mo
Y reTJTrt ARTHUR.
;- UMf wvi "--I'm "- - - - -- - -
; us now. You know I wns boruiand
proWflit up in n ocoicu seuicuieni, miu
'6w also kuow that tho Scotch have
r roaur peculiar customs. Though they no
longer havo chiefs In this country, they
hv wlso men who are looked up to by
till the community and asked for advice
In times of trouble. To one of tbeso n
lioor woman went in great distress. Her
busfeond wa a famous wrestler, tho
ehtmulon of the wholo settlement, but he
bad it falling or strong drink, andwben
the ftow ear cninc round, wnen ocoteu
people are lu tho habit of making calls
and drinking to ono another's health, she
feurod hu might start out on one of his
terrible spiees. She took her troubles
to the wise man, nnd ho said. 'I.eavu the
matter to me.' '
"A fuw days later McNab, tho wrestler,
received u message stutlng that 11 great
wrestler had nrriutl from Scotland who
had oveithiown eery one with whom
he had over cjiptcndeil and that McNab
could lind him nt tho house of the wise
mini. .McNab accepted the challenge at
ouci nnd went to seek his opponent.
" 'Whaur fs tho wrnatlerV he Inquired,
'Let mo get hold of him, ami I'll break
"Tho wise mnn smiled nud set a bottle
of Scotch whisky on the table.
" 'There,' bo said, 'Is the only wrestler
I know of that can oerthrow you, nnd,
as I was afraid you might meet him
while going around nt tho New Year. 1
thought I would warn you.'
"At first McNab was Inclined to bu nn
gry; but, realizing the truth of tho re
buke, he picked up tho bottle and with
ono powerful twist broke It In two.
" There I' he said. 'I have broken the
wrastler'a back, nnd no oue can say that
he can ever ovet throw me ngnln.' And
thnt Now Year's resolution was kept."
"I once knew several resolutions thnt
were kept," said Fielding, "and tho con
sequences were Bad. I onco had several
chums who were ambitious, but Indolent,
and It was their delight to get together
nnd talk about the great things they
hoped to do. One was an cmbrjo author
who mapped out liooks no man could
write, nnothcr n sclcntlnt who had
dreams bcyoud tho conceptions of Tesla
nnd Udlson, nnd yet nnothcr a glow lug
statesman whono schemes would "hnie
dazzled Hannn. It used to bo delightful
to listen to them talk, but one New
Year's eve they foolishly resolved to try
to materialize their great ideas."
"Whcrje ore they now?" asked Ilas
lam. 'The statesman has disappeared from
sight, the scientist Is n lineman for n tel
ephone company, and tho would be emi
nent niithor Is n police court reporter,
and all of them nru unhappy beeauso
they have discovered that they ore fail
ures, like most other men, whereas It
they had never tried they would still Im
convinced of their native ability and bo
happy. As you can sec, New Year's res
olutions nro sometimes dangerous."
Just then the chimes began to rln' out
the old yenr and to ring In the new. The
Inseparables opened their windows for
tbo New Y'enr to enter and shook hands
on the resolution they had made, al
though none of them knew the resolu
tions made by the others.
THE DRUMMER FOR 1900.
Tbo brisket drummer on the road
lias come to town today.
Upou bis back bo bears a load.
Come, look nt his display.
Here, mnldcn, is an honest heart
Tush! No coquettish wiles!
It's pierced by Cnpid's choicest dart.
The price Is winning smiles.
Here, youth, nro honor, glory, fame
And all that you desire,
The price. "to"cvcr ono the same"
Toll and nmbltiou's Ore.
Here, statesman, Is theorize you crave,
A chance to rule nnd guide.
The price Is tolling like n slavo
And tranpllng on your pride.
Here, poet, is your wreath of bays,
That's bought with tears nnd pain;
Here, painter, bought by weary days,
Tbo honor you would gain.
Hero's bapplncsj to some 9 gift.
To others past alt price;
Here clouds of grief that show no rift.
Then scatter In a trice.
Cut, though both griefs nnd Joys arc dear,
There's much lie gives nway,
And yet for oil you get I fear.
You'll sadly overpay.
Most whimsical of "gripsack knights."
He tumbles down his wares
And laughs to see his choice delights
O'ern helmed by foolish cares.
But who can blarac'thls youth sublime?
No rivalry ho fears!
He travels for the house of Time,
Tho youngest of its years.
So welcome him with pomp nnd prldcl
Come, mako a joyous din I
Throw both your doors nnd windows wlda
And let tbe Now Year In!
A N?tt Yenr's Cnll.
rr-v I -V,.
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The Old Venr'n Itctlrctnent.
You're rettiinu fruni Imsliun, OU Year,
And we all of i a give )ou your due,
Anil a lure aa wc lire
Vtll our patronace Rive
To your amjrt cccmor, ttit New,
Tho Goobelitos aro boasting that
If tho opposition (loos not buy up the
legislature tliolr Boss will cortnliily
bo seated as governor. Tho state
ment Is a rolleutlon upon tho legisla
ture, being n broad Intimation that
tho opposition to Taylor is purchas
able. Tho Imputation Is ono which
should ho resented and no doubt
will bo. Tho Iioulsvlllo Courlor
Journal first nisulo tho fling, and tho
small fry aro echoing It on all occa
sions. i'aducah Sun.
Tho Kentuoky Educational Asso
ciation will moot In Louisvillo Do
combor 27 to 29. Tlio placo of moot
ing will bo at the Hoys' High Sohool,
botweon Walnut and Chestnut, on
First streot. Tho Fifth Avonuo
Hotol will fllvo a rato of $ l.Co a day
nnd tho railroads will glvo a spoolal
rato of ono and ouo-third faro, on
tlio usual cortlilcato plan.
A Prosperous Era.
Christmas Chlmos, 1899,
Happy Homes, Good Times.
More Food. Prosperity.
Uottor Clothes. Incroasod Trade.
Ilreoklnrldgo News. "
Tho Paducah stroot railway has
beon.assessed for taxation at f C0,000.
s M a New ift
New l e a f .
BY ROSA C. SICHORN.
COmiGHT. Itn. BY KOSA (. HCIIOM
Slowly, but surely, nnd withal regrit
fully, Anna Allen reached tlio conclusion
thnt there must bo a radical change In
the domestic situation and tho sooner the
better. The lit of January was but a
few weeks ahead, when tho climax of en
durance enmc as the lust strnw upon
overburdened sensibilities. Sho noted on
her memory's diary the New Y'ear ns tho
day for the turning of a new page In the
marital experience of Anna and John Al
len. Tho Intolerable clement of tho situa
tion was a motbcr-In-Iaw. Not that An
na objected to the fact that her bus
band's mother enjoyed good health,-with
every prospect of a long life. Oh, no!
Mrs Allen was a good woman and nn
exceedingly devoted parent, duly consid
erate of the necessities of her son's wlfo
as well as her son. When Johu Allen
"IT IS POSITIVELY ECAXDUXJCS."
found himself set out in tho street
through tho rascality of a bank cashier,
his mother was tbo first to appear on tbo
scene with a hearty welcome for tho dis
tracted couple, who wcro Invited to con
sider her homo theirs forever. That had
happened moro than a year before, just
about Thanksgiving time. Sad day of
thanks It was, too, for the young mer
chant and his hopeful bride, but tho
next, just past, had been llttlo better for
tho happiness It brought to Anna Allen.
No; tho year had less than half slipped
by Loforo she regretted that her husband
had not taken tho bard beaded advice of
certain people to seek a position that
would bring in enough to supply board
for two. Instead John Allen rented u
window nnd store near bis old stand nnd
tried to hold his head up as n principal
until tho day of settlement.
"When tho bank comes to my relief,"
he would say cheerfully, "even If it's
only CO cents on the dollar, 1 can go
right ahead from where 1 left ou. Uut
if I take a clerkship now I will hnvo to
drop all my trade, and then I'd have to
begin nt tbo very bottom again."
"I think you nro right, John, nnd your
Undo Henry says so, too," was Mother
Allen's stereotyped comment whenever
this argument was urged in tho family
This dependence bad seemed nil right
to the young wlfo for a few weeks, but
at tbo end of thrco or four months, when
tho bank officials ottered no settlement
nnd tho return of fortuuo seemed as far
off as ever before, sho began to feci her
position keenly. Sho had taught school
a shoit time before her marriage nnd
know what it was to bo Independent.
John Allen had always lived on his peo
ple and was set up in business on capital
furnished by tbo family. Tho country
folks whoro Anna bad taught and board
ed round said of tbo match, "She'll bo
tbe gray mare ot that team, for she has
gumption enough for two."
So it was neither n sudden nor an ex
travagant notion which Anna Allen held
poised In mind during those cnily De
The summer holidays just passed had
brought to Anna Allen n chnnco for es
cape from tbo mental tortures of her po
sition. Tho editor of Tho Dally Monitor
engaged hsr to take charge of n small
department whllo Its rightful head was
nwny on n vacation. Tho pay wns mea
ger, nnd much of It went for enr fares
and luncheons, wlille the nmateur was
sc.ircl.lug for material to use In her col
umns, but hhe hud worked heroically for
success. This she achieved, nnd when
she drew her last pay for work done ns
sulislltule the editor turned to her kind
ly nud mill:
"Mrs. Allen. v:u don't want to lose you.
You have done this woik well, nnd if J on
think It worth while joil may kiep this
chtldieii's pnge for tho present. Sllss
Mei rill can have oftier work."
Thus It happened thnt Thnnksliliig
had fonnd her still filling tho place nc
ciptnhly, nud when ever) body was look
ing foriMiid to lie changes of tlio nun
lug jtnr a Jrenu of what n new woman
nirl a tlemler capital can do took tudg
nieut In her train. UaviuuT tuiee cuter
tnined the idea, to think (with her) was
to net, and sho hacked the lesoliulon
by haul work.
She was often late to dinner, i fnct
thnt called foith wondering looks fiom
Mother Allen. Uut the simple w-oid,
"Detained by business," pokcn in her
frank and honest wuy, shut off nil com
ment. John was duly iuinIoiis th.it his
wife keep what his muther called piopcr
hours, even though she woil.cd nt an un
conu'ntlon.il calling. Tho mother had
had her say. nnd, lu truth, tier uouls
foimcd that last stiaw In Anna's bur
den nlieudy hinted ut.
After the first two or tluev lapses on
the pint ut the young wife Mother Allen
had said to her son;
"This staying out after 0 o'clock Is .tot
onlv unreasonable: it is positively scan
dalous. I would not permit a d lugnter
living in my home to do so, yet my sou's
wife docs so, and she lives In my home,
"Hut, mother, it has only been once or
twice, and, besides her work is not like
business or office duties, that start and
stop by the clock."
"Don't tell me, young mnn. In my day
well. In my day women never went on
In that fashion, never."
Of course Anna tiad heard of this col
loquy, but It only made bcr more deter
mined to turn over a new leaf in tho fam
New Year's week came, and Anna's
anxiety was almost unbearable. It was
her first secret from which she had ex
cluded her husband during their few hap
py years of married life. Bbe dodged
nbout In mortal fear of discovery.
Tho day before Now Year's Anna left
her mother-lu-law's home feeling that sho
could not enter It again burdened with
"Ho must know today," she kept say
ing to herself. At last she added: "And
ho shall know, for this is tbe New Year's
eve. I can't wait until tomorrow."
After dinner she asked John's company
for a walk to look at the shops. He read
ily contented. Tho pair chatted on com
monplaces until they camo to tbe corner
of High street.
"Now, John," said she, "wo are close
to those cozy apartments which havo just
been opened up. Let me show you one
that ruave set my heart on for a fnturo
John AIIr, slackened his pace as it
about to protest. Suddenly be said:
"Well, dear, since It's New l'car's, 1
don't mind. Of course that step Is a long
way off for us."
"Here wo are," exclaimed Anna after
they bad gone a fow paces from the ave
nue and stood before n row of new flats.
"Walt until I get o key from tho Jan-
Itor, ifud I'll let you In at tho front door,"
She disappeared down the steps to tho
janitor's ollicc, and a fow moments later
the door swung open. Sho led the way
to tbo third floor. While John was ad
miring tho neat and roomy halls a second
door How open, electric lights flashed out,
and he mechanically moved into tbe par
lor and on through tho six room suit,
newly and completely furnished.
Anna allowed him to look without in
terrupting, hoping that when lost In ad
miration be would the more easily fall in
with her plan, but ho only showed a cyn
ical Interest which was exasperating.
Losing her self control she blurted out:
"For heaven's sake, John, say somo
thlugl" "1 was just thinking how 1 should Uko
the comfortablo salary of a first class
bank clerk and his leisure to enjoy this
"You don't havo to be a bank sponga to
live here. One of our editors Is here,
and there Is a school principal or two,
all beginners In their professions."
"Dot they havo Incomes."
"And haven't wo?"
"Yes, such as tbey arc. Mine goes Into
a ucst egg for future extension of busi
ness, and yours well, you know what it
Is and that journalism Is a very uncer
tain business at best."
"Mine is not large, but I can meet half
the cost of this, and for a time, while wo
must economize, we can let tbo front
room to a congenial couple. For tho oth
er half surely you can supply the table,
"Kent rooms, my dear?" with tho
crushing frankness of a man in touch
with markets. "Why, there nro 'Rooms
to Let' signs on nbout every house In
these quarters of the town. Rooms are
begging for tenants."
Anna Allen's confidence deserted her
with n thud. The indefinable something
which characterizes the "new woman" on
projects bent lay floundering in n strange
sen. She rank Into her ch.ilr, her head
upon her bosom, her bands dropped in
. "I never thought of that. John, or 1
would uot baio taken tbo Uut," she
"Taken It!" shrieked John like n mnn
who had been bunkoed nut of his last
dollar. "Anna Allen, jom don't mean to
it) that you Ime taken this without con
"I hue, John."
"Kin 1 1- w lit.ii, Anna, am I one to b
fen lid in- Ignored in or defrauded?"
"Tear Uieie wns none. John; fnuil
tin h 1 uiiiie." Anun said slowly mid
c:ilml.. "1 only luemit to glte jou n New
Yuit's sin pi if,"
"Well, jou lime done that all right.
Now will ou suipiiM' the landlord by
turning ll bail, on his bunds?"
"Well, in) dcir?"
"I'm- IimmiI this place for n year."
"0!i. )ou Inn!"
"And I h.if iKiught the outfit on tetms
1 enn nittt our nf my pay frAm The Mon
itor If we can't Kdtue our rent by sub
letting, we must woiL tho bnider."
"Am I to g. out ditch digging to do
"You need uut go to ditch digging.
Wlii it' there' a will tliei'e's n way."
"A will? As If I hadn't the will to do
"Yts. in your own manner and tlriie.
Mr. Soundman of Soundman & Pair play
bus ppnkcn to me several times about
"lie's u director In the bunk. I wish
he'd pny me my money."
"Hut he is only one. It will como
right In the end. I hear the firm wants
a head cleik, and there's a chauco of his
becoming a pnitncr."
"Too slowfdr me. I want my money,
and then for a hustle to make up for lost
"And, while you wait for the Ideal
thing to turn up, what ot me?"
i Mokes the food moredelicious and wholesome
OYl OAKWQ POWCtft CO , NtW VOSK.
"Why, "Anna, nm not you nil right at
"John Allen, I have no. home but this
or some other set apart for jou nud me."
"What do you mean?" said John Allen,
staring nt his wife in blank surprise.
"I menu that no house Is largo enough
for two women having separate family
"You refer to my mother?"
"To your wife and your mother," '
"You liut It that way out of politeness,
but the fact remains that you can't I ti
dure my mother,"
"I cannot endure cringing dependence,
and will not, another day!"
"Then" I fear it's n struggling author's
attic and n crust and a pallet of straw."
"Better that than dependence, nnd
when that falls I'll go where I am un
known and tako up teaching." Her
voice dropped, nnd tho tears came.
"You mean to desert me, Annn Allen?"
said John, seizing his bat.
"I mean to have my own home, by
your aid or without it," said she, looking
him straight In tho face, with dry and
Tbe temper of both was aroused. John
Allen had thought only of his business
ambition, not of a woman's nature. A
moment later, and he rushed out. Anna
Allen collapsed tho instant she realized
by the closing of tho door upon John
that an ugly chasm yawned between her
and her husband. Having worked on
with blind faith Ir. his iovo nnd genial
temper, the icactlon was crushing. Wo
manlike, sho quickly turned tho blame
upon herself, nnd long she sat reviewing
the 'Steps which led up to the present di
lemma. "I have made a mistake, n sad, sad
mistoke," she said, "and ho shall know
that I acknowledge It."
Oathtring her hat and wraps, which
bad been put aside to heighten the Illu
sion ot being nt home, she determined to
seek John wherever he might be and un
do the mtschlef. Suddenly the bell was
sounded by some one In the hall, nnd us
shs turned the kiub the door flew forci
bly against ber. In rushed John, breezy
and jubilant, like a man elated w itli New
Year's wine. Anna was startled, but a
pair ot strong arms caught her as she
swayed under the double surprise ot his
return and the demeanor nnd the vio
lence of his entrnt.ee.
Tho reclining chair which she had cho
sen especially for his after dinner loung
ing was largo enough to hold husband
and wife while ho smothered her hyster
ical confession nnd retraction in his lui
patlenco to get in his own.
"Deafest," said he, "I've come back to
placo my record on the new domestic leaf
yon have turned."
She Interrupted him by trying to mur
mur, ;i don't deserve it," but John's lips
wcrepowerful suppre?sors of the quiver
"Yes," he continued, "the moment 1
wns well out of here I realized what It
TS HUSHED jon.v.
would mean to have this homo to our
selves and what cruelty It would be to
rob you of It Before I reached the cor
ner I vowed that the 'business nest egg'
should go, even if I had to take to ditch
digging. Walking oft my excitement, I
brought up in front of Soundman's home,
on the avenue. He was just going in
and, with the New Year's greeting, In
sisted upon my joining him. Judge how
it taxed my patience to keep from talk
ing bank affairs and liquidation, hut he
neatly forced tho conversation into nn
othcr vein nnd when I left followed me
into the lobby. Shut In there by our
selves, he said: 'Mr." Allen, como-and see
me tomorrow. I'vo had it in mind to
spenk to you for some time. Wo need a
head clerk, nnd there Is a future w ith us
for the right mnn. Oood night!' "
"Didn't I tell you?"
"Yes, dear, you did, but you also put
me In a box which makes me jump at
the chance. But that is the least of nil.
I'll pay the whole rent nnd for tho fur
nishings, cash down, and start anew
with -n gem of n home, nn income to
match It and a wiuuer fur a wife!"
How It Looks.
Notices of contest havo been
served on Gov. Taylor anil Liout.
Gov. Marshall by fJoobol. Tills
Is Uko eorvlng a notice ou a
fellow to work a road, that don't
havo his washing done In tho pre
cinct. This will bo followed by an
open address to tho peoplo In a fow
days who will wish whon thoy read
It, that it had been a shut ono.
Lonnlo Bunion was arroBtcd at his
homo Saturday night after being
guilty of drunken and disorderly
conduct In tho St. Bernard (Jonoral
Storo and resisting, ejeotlon at tho
hands of tho watchman and citizens,
nearly resulting seriously. At his
homo he reslstou arrest and tho of
ficers had to tako him forcibly.
Later ho gave bond for appoarunce
and was releasod. Tho trial was sot
for Monday afternoon, but Judge
Cowoll was detained out of town un
til after tho hour and llurdou after
ward wont to tho Judgo, submitted
his case and was fined.
It is said that the farmers Of tho
northwest havo Incroasod tho storage-bin
capacity on tlioir farms 25
per cent, slnoo tlio last wheat crop,
and that that is the ono reason for
tho smaller movement this crop year.
B l i i ii. .
Tho town of Hartford lias begun a
crusado against tiio blind tigers. A
public mooting was hold Friday
HE Bill nsi
The Recent Terrible Mine Explosion
in the Pennsylvania
HEARTRENDING SCENES AT THE MORGUE.
The I)lntor the Outcome ot an Utter DU
rcgnrtl of tlie Onllnttry Precaution ol
UnlngtlieSatetj.IJtrap, Securely Locked
by Ike Mlneis A Sorry Clirlitmai
Brownsville, Pa., Dec. 25. Work at
Brn7nell mines in progressing very
slowly. The country roadn troro
llrousville to the nilncnre nlmost im
passable, and there is no telegraph or
telephone connections with Brn7nell,
so all news from the mine has to be
I'unr Mure Uuilles Hecuvered.
Tour more bodies have been recov
ered, but not identified. Some of the
families of the doomed men arc in suf
fering condition, and provisions are
lieing sent out by the Browmille mer
chants ns vell ns frm Unlontoxyn. I he
men who have been vtprlring since Snt
urduy to recover tbe bodies nre almost
exhausted, jet they refuse to give up,
and keep nt the grim work doggculy,
though more dead than alive.
'Hie llnnil of rroldence.
The fnet that last Saturday wo?
pay day nt the mine and that there were
no empty Mngons to lond, accounts for
mnny not going into the minn thnt
morning, lind the nccident occurred
any other day there would have been
more than a bund red men In the mine
and the result would have been even
more appalling than it is.
llenrtreitilhiK Scene ut the Morgue,
The scenes about the morgue yester
day and Inst lilglit were such as to
wring tears from many a stout heart.
As the burned nnd bleeding bodies
were tnrried from the shafts, wives
and children would fight frantically
to get to the corpses, and when held
back by strong arms, would weep
pitifully nnd plead to be allowed to
enter the morgue anu find their lost
ones. It is nn occurrence thnt enn
never-be forgotten byauyoue who wit.
nes&ed it. Some of the bodies have
been removed to their homes, nnd will
be buried to-day.
A iiirrj ChrUtiitnx Duj.
Sad, sad, is tills Christmas tluy to
mnnj u ftunilj about Brnnell." In
fact, the eeitenient tnused by the ter
rible accident has driven nil thought
of the holiday festivities from tho
homes of nil who live In the neighbor
hood, een those who had no friends
Killed. The search for the bodies still
limber of MUnlnar Unknown.
The mine oftlcials ndmlt that two or
more bodies nre still in the mine, but
.epresentathes of the Slavonic society
have inude a house-to-house canvass,
nd report that eight of their number
lioue are in the wreck, and how many
others they do not know.
Nukcil I.lulitH anil Unlocked Lamps.
That naked lights and unlocked safe
ty lamps were used in n dnngcroun
mine wns olllcially confirmed jester
day, bj- 11 1 Boss Tliomus Jones, who
made a statement which forms tin
most sensational ehnpter on the man
igcmcnt of the mine which has j-ct dc
rcloped. Mr. Jones was ubked if it wa3
Ii no tlmt on last Tuesday morning he
issued a geiierul order that the miners
ould dispense with safety lamps:
"Yes Bir," was the replj.
"Wl y did you issue the order?"
"I considered that the miuc was safe
is the break tliro.n;li had been lixtd
"Pnfetv lamps were used befoi'i
"Is it true that some sufety laiujs
,n use in the mine were not locked'."'
"Yes,, it is true that some wcie not
locked, because I thought the ineu
were competent to curij' them un
locked." "Was'tliatnot contrury to the regula
tions?" "Oh, there may be n regulation, but
men sometimes carrj' unlocked lamps
where it is known that they nre ex
The .Mnn Who Shot Them.
Undue, Wis., Dec. 22. Henry F. Cor
Lett, who wns arrested on suspicion
of having shot Bev. David B. Cheney
and wife, a week or two ugo, was tak
en before the Cheneys, Wednesday,
nnd positively identified ns the guilty
UnBiT to Cnllnt.
- Hallfnx, Ni 8., Dec. 22. Although en
lolling for the second Canadian con
tingent for the African war has not
yet begun here, there lire 170 applica
tions in thus far for places on tha
Nova Scotia representation in the con
New York, Dec. 23. The largo dry
goods house ot John,!!. Couklin & Son,
of Brooklj'n, made a general assign
Hie I.iivrtou I'und In Chicago,
Chicago, Dec. i6. Alexander II. Be
veil, in etinrge of the Chicago fund foi
Oen. Law ton's family, last night tele
graphed Adjt.-Ocn. Corbln that the
total amount raUed hero up to last
ivcnlng was $2,102. Among the sub
scriptions j-esterdry was $100 from
lion. Bobeit T. Lincoln.
Dcnlli of llaron t.udlovr of Hervrood.
London, Dec. 20. Baron Ludlow, ol
Hcywootl, former recorder of Exeter,
nud subsequently judge of the court
tf appeal, died yesterday, in his sovu-ty-thlrd
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by CArrAmNieoR6B u" KJLrtel?
New Year's day rarely
appears in tho calendar
of battles in modern
times. Winter campaigns
arc avoided in nit cli
mates except when cir
cumstances force the
combatants to action.
Even then, with armies
set in array, tho day of
universal Jollity nnd rec
onciliation has been spar
ed a record ot blood.
In American annals
one affair ot arms stands
out not so much by rea
son of sanguinary results
as on account of the
many picturesque and
tragic episodes which
marked the day. New
Year's morning, 18G3,
was selected by tho Con
federate commander of
the department of Texas
for an attack by land
and sea upon tha Feder
al licet which held the
city of Galveston under
Its guns. This fleet con
sisted of tbo wooden gun
boats Harriet Lane, Clif
ton and Owasco and tho
ironclad flagship West
field. Commander W. B.
Bcnsbaw was chief of
Tiro Confederates wcro
not so well supplied with
serviceable ships as their enemy, but a
sea force for this occasion was Improvis
ed from some river steamers, the most
formidable being tho cotton clads Nep
tune nnd Bayou City. "Prince" Mogru
der, one of the army characters of the
time, was tho Confederate commander,
nnd his plan was as bold ns his social
habits were uniquo and dashing.
The Federal vessels lay close in to the
principal wharf of Galveston, the nearest
being the Harriet Lane, Notorious in tbo
eyes of southerners especially for her
WAUnVTUOUT WAS CUT DOWN.
connection with attempts to relievo Fort
Sumter early in tho war. Long before
daylight the attack began under the per
sonal leadership ot Magruder. Six heavy
siege pieces were hauled up as close as
wns safe to the wharf opposite the Har
riet Lane and somo lighter guns moved
farther In, with a picked columu of 500
Btormcrs, who wcro to dash upon tbe
Federal regiment guarding the wharf.
Magruder filed the signal shot, and all
his guns opened, the enemy responding
from on shipboard In duo time.. Instant
ly there was desperate work on the
wharf. The Federals there had removed
tbe planks iind piled them up for a barri
cade. After attempting to relay the
planking under firo nnd to place scaling
ladders in position the assailants were
driven off by tbo terrible rifles of the
guard, aided by canister from the Har
riet Lane, which swept the shore lateral
ly. The gunners ot the artillery on land
were driven from tho pieces by the bitter
firo of the guard.
Turning from the land attack to an en
emy at close quarters, the Harriet Lauc
found tbe Neptuno and Bayou City
alongside, sweeping her decks with mus
ketry. A 82 pound shot from the Bayou
City knocked an immenso bole In tho
Lane, and Captain Weir ot the former
ship, seeing that a good shot had been
made, stepped to tho ucaicst gun, say
ing, "ncro goes a New Year's present!"
and pulled the lanyard. The piece ex
ploded, killing him instantly.
A shot from tho Lane sent tho Nep
tune to tho bottom, and the Bayou City
in ramming the Lano got fast, so that
tho vessels stuck together. Captain Leon
Smith, who led the naval end of Magru
dcr's expedition, leaped from tbo Bayou
City upon the decks ot the Lane, follow
ed by his men. Commander Waiawright
and Lieutenant Lea of tho Lane rallied
tbclr sailors, and after a battle of 20
minutes with revolvers and cutlasses
against tho Confederate rifles Waln
wrlght was cut down by a sweep from
Smith's sword, and Lea fell, mortally
wounded, Tbo Lane instantly surrender
ed, nnd the father of Lea, who was act
ing as aid to Magruder, boarded the
prizo and recognized his son among
When tho fight began, tho flagship
W'estficld was aground nnd couldn't bo
moved. Commander Bcnsbaw wns sum
moned to surrender, with the privilege of
removing bis people from the harbor, but
he refused, sent his men ashore and fired
the Bid p. The flames spread so lapidly
that tho magazine exploded before Ben
shnw's yawl had put off from her side,
and he went down with the wreck. Aft
er the loss ot the Lane and WcstQcld the
Owasco and Clifton put to sea, leaving
Galveston n New Year's prize in bh
of "Brinco" Magruder.
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Grapevine Notes. """
Tiio Misses Of fut ontortabnod in
tlioir now homo Saturday evening.
Tlio Bethlehem Sunday-school
closed Sunday and took Christmas
Ben Lnlioon gavo his neighbors A
Christmas dinner Monday.
S. L. Todd and sister, Miss Maytna,
vlsltitcd nt Dalton Monday and took
dinner nt tlio Home ot jhiss vio
Mack Mooro is laid up with a
sprained anklo,'tlio result of coming
In contact with a bird-dog.
Lot's all celebrate the holidays'
Somo of tho boys havo queer
ideas about celebrating.
KIdorTInsley finished ills work at
Tlio Sunday School wont Into win
ter quarters Sunday. They will be
gin again tlio First Sunday In April.
The families of J. 11. Lindlo ami
Abo Foard, of llccla, attended ser-
vices hero Sunday.
Miss Kato Sullivan visited her
mother Sunday, in tho Ditnoy vi
cinity. Miss Hello Story is spending the
holidays at home.
Mrs. A. J. Slsk returned Saturday
from tho bedsldo of her sister, Mrs.
Elizabeth Hash, who is sick of pneu
monia at Madisonville,
Miss Vic Wyatt closed her school
atStnnloys, last weok and returned
to her homo near Dalton. Sho was
accompanied by Misses Texie Mc
Nair and Llora Jlenry.
Elmo Martin, of Karles, visited
his uncle, Tom Kittlnger, Satur
A young man of this vicinity, tak
ing two young ladles in a limited
width buggy encountered a holo in
tlio road, nnd whether tho young la
dies thought his room wortli moro
than his company, or that he wanted
to show his gymnastic abilities Is
not known, but certain It is that ho
mado a most artistic (?) divo across
Would Stop nt Nothing.
If tho free silver politicians could
prccinato a gonornl panic at tlio pres
ent tftno many of thorn would not
hesitate to do It. Owensboro In
quirer. Deserve Vote of Thanks.
Goebel, Ulackburn nnd Woodson
nro proceeding to mnko Kentucky a
solid ronublicnn state for years to
come. lireckinridgo News.
Tho report of tlio fiscal committee,
of McCrackon county, showed tlio
expenditure of tlio following on
court house and county roads; Dirt
roads, $20,lGu8U; other roads, $5,
741.G0; gravol roads, $0,801.27; court
liouso repairs, $4,880.50; Jail, 1,
472.00. Tho marriago of Miss Mary E.
Major, tho pretty and accomplished
daughter ot tho lato Jas. Major and
Mr. Minor M. Cnyce, a prominent
South Christian farmor took placo
Wednesday ovonlng at tho homo of
tiio bride's mother.
Rov. W. R. Taylor, pastor of the
Second I'resbytorlan church, who
was called to tho pastorate of n
church in St. Louis, lias decidod to
romnln at Paducah.
Congressman Wheoler has recom
mended Jnmes Caldwjll, a son of
Col. It. G. Caldwell,? Paucah, for
a lieutenancy in thy marine corps.
Mr. Caldwell nowhas a position Iti
tho coast nnd geodotie survey.
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