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VOLUME 2. MAYSVILLE, MONDAY EVENING, MARCH 28, 1883. NUMBER 106.
THE NEWS IN BRIEF.
ITanlan wants to row Ross for $2,000
Good Friday was gcnorally observed
throughout the country.
The orchards of Iowa aro reported to bo
oil killed by the cold weather.
Mas. Jane Howard was burned to death
while burning brush near Napton, Mo.
Capt. Jamks B. Eads will resign his position
on the Mississippi Kivcr Commission.
Tiik Wisconsin Scnato bill, fixing the
price of public land at $2 60 per aero, has
Hanlan, the world's champion sculler,
will row Kennedy at Point of Pines, near
Boston, May 30.
Edwin Buroe.h is in jail at Ft. Worth,
Texas, charged with a nameless crime on
two little boys.
WisniNQTON reports being visited by a
tropical snow storm a phenomenal meteorological
I a shaving match for $200 a side in
the winner's timo was two minutes
and fifty-six seconds.
Da. A. W. BmiiAM and son John, in a
difficulty with James Gold at Alfordsville,
Ind., were stabbed to death
A conflict between a band of Piegan
and a band of Crce Indians in Montana, resulted
in ten killed on both sides.
Jdnrt McCullouoit, the tragedian, has al-Boost
recovered from his recsnt illness, and
lias left Cleveland for Washington.
Tuic deficit of Ray, the late bookkeeper of
the Merchants' and Planters' Bank, of
Montgomery, Ala., is $00,000. Cotton
Commissioner IUuh expresses the
that- Congress made a mistake by not
making an appropriation to pay the rebate
Fajit. Moiieny, arrested in Chicago for
stealing $11, suicided by shooting himself
while in charge of an officer on his way to
Tjik New York medical fraternity will
give Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes a complimentary
dinner at Delmonico's on the evening
of April 12.
Alexander Jekfeiison, tho negro who
nurdcred Hurry Hicks and Mr. Emma
Jackson, at Crow Hill, N. Y., has been sentenced
to hang May 11.
Maiitin Noonan, who is serving a term
in tho Ohio Penitentiary for a $21,000 express
robbery, 1ms the money secreted and
will enjoy it when liberated.
A team in Pittsburg ran away with a
hearse containing tho body of J. P. Schmidt,
smashing tho conveyance and broko the
coffin, exposing tho corpse.
One thousand two hundred and fifty-two
Italians have arrived at Castle Garden by
different steamers, and 1,100 of the same
nationality.uro hourly expected.
Tub dispatches state that the Indians
killed ten prospectors and fatally wounded
five while thoy were inspecting newly-discovered
coal fields near Charleston, Arizona.
Mas, Con a don was sandbagged in her
rodm and robbed in the Wolton House,
Chicago, by John Doyle and George South-wood.
Thoy were arrested and lodged in
J. B. MXusuen, of Plalnfiold, N. J., disappeared
some ten days ago, and it is now
discovered that ho is a defaulter to tho ex-teat'
of $80,000. He was interost; clerk of
the Equitable Trust Company, of New
Tub One Hundredth Anniversary of the
birth of Washington Irving occurs on the
fid of April, and preparations are being prepared
at Tarrytown, on the Hudson, for appropriate
It is belioved that the violent expressions
given utterance to by O'Donovon Rossa,
Pinnerty and others since tho dynamite ex- j
plosion in London will disturb tho other
Wise amicable relations between the Unite
Btates and England.
Mrs. Emklink Mkeker, under sentence of
death at Windsor, Vt. and whoso oxecution J
is to occur on tno ou lnst,, is said to bo beginning
to reallzo her position. She is convicted
of murdering her ward, Alic
Meeker, although she still protests her innocence.
The veritable wagon in which John Brown
carried, runaway negroes from Missouri,
and in which the ammunition used at Harper's
Ferry by Brown's men wore carried,
has been sold to Herbert S, Farrall, editor
of tho Iowa City Republican, bf West
Liberty, la., who will put the old vehiclt
Into use ai an offioe delivery wagon.
skin hard and dry, and in some places il
has assumed a mummyiBh tinge. Tho case
excites great curiosity among physiciani
and tho general public
Fred Wjute was hanged at Franklin,
Texas, for tho murder of Jailer A. D.
last May. Wm. Barks and Green Cunningham,
negroes, were hanged at Lafayette,
Ga., for tho murder of 11. II. Rudd, in
Walker county, that State, laBt January.
Jerome Holt, colored, was hanged at Graham,
N. C, for tho murder of Win. Terroll
and his son, and for outraging Mrs. Terrell,
last month. Nicholas Walker, colored, wai
hanged at Little Rock, Ark., for tho murdei
of Thomas Jenkins, in Pulaski county,
August 14, 1882.
Nulcldc or a Thief.
, 'Chicago, March 25. A young mar
named Fraz. Mohcny, two months over frort
Austrin, was arrested last evening for stealing
$11 from Gee's store. When the
policeman started for tho station tho young
man pulled a revolver and shot himself in
the breast, dying in fifteen minutes.
Joint McCuIIouffh Convalescent.
Cleveland, O., March 25. Jonn McCul
lough, tho tragedian, has so far ltt'ovcrec
from his recent severe illness thai ho Icf
la t night for Washington, D. C, where hi
will appear next week if his health permits.
Clevki and, O., March 24. Martin
Noonan is serving a sentence in tho Ohlc
Peuitentiary for a $21,000 express robbcrj
at Painsville. A special from that town
says Noonan has the money secreted, anc
will enjoy it when liberated from prison.
An Impatient Pnppy.
Nashvillk, Tenn., March 24. C. P. Red-
dickj a well known gambler, was fined $150
yesterday for brutally assaulting Mrs, Goo.
Whalloy. While Mrs. Whalley and her
sister were walking on Union strest, they
wero insulted by Reddick. They told him
he was mistaken and asked him to take th
other side of the street. He cursed them
and pushed Mrs. Whalley into the street.
That lady was assisted to rise by her sister,
ind they both rushed across the street into
Barnes auction house. The ladies,
after going homo, informed Mr. Whalley-that
they had been insulted by Roddick.
Whalley, not knowing what had occurred,
went to seek Reddick, armed only with a
small walking cane, lie met Reddiok on
the street near TaveVs, and collared him
with the intention of giving him a thrashing.
Reddick pushed Whalloy off, and
ho could rise Reddick drew a pistol
and started after Whalley, who ran into
Tavel's store. An officer camo up and arrested
Reddiok. In addition to being fined
ho was arrested on a bench warrant from
the Criminal Court.
Nasiivillk, TknNm March 25. A resoltt
Hon wan adopted In tho Senate Saturdaj
allowing Mr. Polk to pay 100,000 in
uiue bonds of tho Bunk of Tennessee
within ten days, and $75,000 of Internal
Improvement houdn, with $38,750 accu
ululated interest, which shall bo received
as $75,000, and $75,000 of genuino notea
issued by the Bank of Tennessee, to bo paid
within ninety days from dato, which shall b
credited upon the deficit of Polk, for the sum
of $250,000, which when paid shall relieve
tho sureties of Polk and the assets attached
in the hnnds of J. W. Guilders, the balance
to bo paid in current money or genuine issut
of tho Bank of Tennessee; provided that
nothing iu this act shall prevent tho prosecution
of Polk until tho whole of said
deficit and defaults have been paid or
A Ifanfflngr In Txn.
Franklin, Tbx., March 23. Fred. Walte
was hanged inside the jail walls here Frl
day aftornoon for tho murder of the Jailer,
A, D, Wyser, last May. The hanging waa
on nearly thesamo spot on which tho murder
was committed. Waito's body was
turned over to tho doctors, who had bought
it of him. Wyatt Banks, Waitos accomplice
iu tho murder, was respited until the
23d of April.
Mi. Actively nt Work
Romk, March 23. Tho eruption of Mount
tua continues. A now oraotr ha3 opened
and a stream of lava is flowing down th
mountain. Several of the villages on the
slope are threatened, and the villagers have
abandoned their homes and fled to places ot
safety. The earthquake shooks are almost
constant over an area more than twenty
miles in circumforcnoc.
Itulncd Orchard in' Iova.
Pes Moines, March 2.5 Roports from
different sections say tho apple trees are all
killed by freezing, and the indications are
that, tho orchards, of the entire Stuto are
dead, which is a. loss incalculable.
, KSisJiA'MJLi1 U $&: V :
The Youtli of tho Miin Who Mui
d6rd Capt. Niitt.
From tho rn11o to tho LcRlHlnture
A Career In Which Murder AVu mi
CoLUMnus, O., March 25. Hon. John A.
Kithcart, a member of tho Legislature from
StoubeuYille, Jefferson county, was for two
years tho collcgo associate of Dukes, tho
nan who murdered Captain Nutt, of Union-town,
Pa., and was but a few days sinco
acquitted by a jury. The storm of indignation
aroused by tho verdict is familiar to
ill, Mr. Kithcart and Dukes attended
Washington and Jofferson College at
Washington, Pa., in 18G9 and 1870, and
during those two years were together a
great deal, being roommates. Mr.
Kithcart related some interesting
of Dukes, his
bearing and character at that time.
The murderer of Captain Nutt was then a
beardless youth of twenty-one, and was
generally regarded ab a fino look hi g young
fejldw, While his ,Jvns a bright boy, and
Blood reasonably well in his class, it was
known Uiat he was capable of making
much better progress than hd did. Ho,
however, did not seem to be particularly
ambitioubbr erieretfc, rind Was content if
fib kept uf) a good enough record to stand
pretty well in his clasa., After learing
Washington, hewnt to( Princeton, where Jie
graduated, f and stood thirteenth in a class
)f oVcr 100.MIThbse pbcullar h&bita and
traits bf (hfcfadter whldh haVb since
brought him' into iUch unenviable notoriety
that hb is hoW almost without a friend,
md has barely escapod the hangman's
boose, wero MbtilieabU in even his
solUge days, whbn Just merging from
into manbdddi He was not
sociable, and, though not sullen or
nidroBi, did not cultivate or invite confidential
relations with the majority of his
follow students. Mr, Kithcart was probably
more intimately associated with him
than any oho ut wllego, and with every opportunity
to study him, concluded at last
hut ho was an enigma.
At this period Dukes was apparently
very religious, took a deep interest in theology,
led iu prayer meetings and flinging
hymns, and as the school is a Presbyterian
institution, he stood solid with the professors
and the faculty, who were
harmed with his piety. But, whilo
ne was devout and angelic in
theory, he was Ihe same man then in
card to women : aad Ihe same light
for the virtue of fair
gard . a girl, . or
sanctity or a man s nomo and tno
yows that has since .characterized his
course. While ho was exeremely cautious,
he was only tho more dangerous on that
account. He was continually in some intrigue
with a woman, and, according to his
story to his room-mate, constantly had two
or three girls and as many married
women "on the string." Though very secretive,
his umours were tho talk of a certain
clement in tho college, and
ho was recognized as the
of tho school. Dukes had no
faith in tho purity of women, and frequently
expressed tho opinion that none
could stand the crucial test. He boasted
that ho did not think there was a woman
in tho Stato who was still in her youth
that ho could not call on a few times and
then accomplish her ruin.
There are very peculiar and striking
features in tho careers of Mr. Kithcart and
Dukes. They are about the same age,
wero chums at college, were admitted to
the bar and began the praotice of law
about the same time, and were both
elected to the Legislature of their respective
States from Republican counties within
a year of each other. Mr. Kithcart has
reason to congratulate himself that the
similarity in records terminates at this
A JUDGEH SYMPATHY
WMi the Iloveiitfer or a Nlntor'M
Colliding Admitted to Hull.
New York, March 25. Geo. W. Conking,
tho slayor of Wm. II, Haverstick for
tho seduction of Conkling's sister, was
brought into tho Court-house Saturday from
tho Tombs, and his counsel argued for the
admission of tho prisoner to bail, on the
ground that the Coroner's Jury had placed
tho crimo at manslaughter,
Mr. O'Byrno opposed tho admission of
Conkling to bail, saying that tho Coroner's
Jury could not go into an investigation of
the case, as that was beyond their province.
It was evident, he said, that the accused
hagoae, to, Jlajers tick's Jlt nUh the lnr
tho contrary was shown at tho inquest,"
Mr. O'Byrno responded, in languago
moro forcible than elegant, that ho " took
little stock " 4n the " slopping gush " about
lending astray and all that sort of thing.
With flashing eyes Mr. IIowo turned
upon him, whilo tho audionce looked on in
breathless expectancy, and striking an attitude
ho dramatically exclaimed : " If
this ' slopping gush ' had been applied to
my sister, I snould havo shot that man or
you," ho fairly roared, shaking his finger
at his adversary, "or any othor porson
who might havo stood in llavcrstlck's
This was tho signal for an outburst of
loud applause from tho audience
Mr. llowe apologized to the Court for the
utterance which led to tho demonstration,
and continued that tho circumstances wero
such that ho could not restrain his feelings,
and reminded the Court that, no matter
what the verdiot of the Coronor's Jury was,
tho only question now was as to bail.
Mr. Hummel handed the papers in the
case to Judge Donohuo, who retired to consider
tho application, and in a short time
sent out tho papers with the following
" It is olear that the defendant Is entitled
to bail on the evidenco here, and that
in a reasonable amount: but I think the
proper practice is to send the accused before
a Justice in the first instance, and
Justice Smith is designated as the Justice."
Mr. Conkling reoelved the news with delight,
and was then taken from the anteroom,
to which he had been removed, and
escorted to the Tombs to be admitted U
Justice Smith admitted Conkling to bail
Hie Attempt to Lcfrlalato Editors Into
Naw York, March 25. -The Bun, in di
cussing a proposed moasure affecting the
rules of prooedure in regard to trials for
libel says: "In tho telegraphio summary of
the proceedings of the Legislature yesterday
appears tho statement that Mr. Koch introduced
into the Senate a bill to make an indictment
for libel against a newspaper
triable in any place where the newspaper
circulates; which bill was at once reported
by the Judiciary Committee and passed.
For moro than thirty years the laws of
this State havepermitted a defendant under
indictment for an alleged libol in a newspaper
to be tried in tho county where the
paper was printed. To secure this right,
he has only to givo a bond in an amounl
not exceeding 1,000 for the payment of the
complainant's reasonable expenses in attending
the trial if tho prosecution is successful.
Tho bill just passed by tho Stato Scnato
is evidently intended to deprive editors and
publishers of a statutory safeguard which
has been found essential to the liberty uf
the prezH in this State.
If this measure becomes a law, a Buffalo
editor may be dragged to New York
to be tried-for libel here, simply because a
few copies of his paper are circulated Su
this city; or, for like reason, a Long
Island journalist may be taken to t.
Lawrence fur trial, hcfoic a jury of
stranger, hundreds of miles from his
home. How easy, under such a system, for
a corrupt legislator, about whom too much
truth tins been published, to avail
himself of the instrumentality of tho
law ns a means of mu.iling tho pres. Ho
can procure an indictment in a distuut
county, whero perhaps his own evil influence
is paramount, and whero the defendant
must needs bo at great disadvantage
iu conducting his defense. Tho
trouble, vexation, ajid oxpenso which
unscrupulous prosecutors could and
tvould iuiposo upon newspupcr men
under this law cannot bo exaggerated,
and wo are confident that the moment
tho proposed change is understood by
tho press and the people it will be universally
The existing law is perfectly fair to. both
parties. Tho editor or publisher is entitled
to be tried in the place where his
paper is printed, and the successful complainant
is entitled to bo paid his expenses
n attending tho trial, if the indictment is
romoved, so that it may be tried lu tho de-fondant's
county. No publio interest demands
Two Murder Committal In Alleged
Washington, Ifcn., March 25. At
Alfordsville, on Friday, John Bingham
was instantly killed and Dr. August W.
Bingham mortally wounded, and who has
John Bingham, who is seventeen years of
ago, was fighting with a son of Dr. Walls,
aged fourteen years, when Dr. Bingham interfered
and parted the boys. The roports
say that Dr., Bingham and his son Jobn
then commenced abusing tho Walls boy,
and tJio noise- thoy made attracted the at
tention of James S. Gold, a young farmer of
years.A Gold expostulated vfith
named Orville, thoy commenced tin attack
on tho cousin and ncphow (Gold), driving
him into the middle of tho stroot, and hitting
him several times. Gold,' thinking
retreat impossiblo, pulled a large pocket-knife
and stabbed John Bingham to tho
heart at tho first blow. Then he inflicted
throe dangerous wounds on -DA Bingham,
ono being in tho abdomen. Orville Bingham
fled, and Gold walked over to a
Justice of tho Peace and surrendered. lie
was brought to the city, and furniehod bail
in tho sum of $3,000, but was aftorward
A Contract for tho Panama Canal.
LocKroar, N. Y., March 25. Mr. L.
Austin Spaulding, of this cityjfhas closod a,
contract for dredging seven miles of the
Panama Canal, and will soon olose a contract
for three moro. Tho contract is t
complete tho work of dredging- and build
lng that portion of the canal commencing
at the Panama end of tho route. The
Panama Canal Companies to furnish
machinery and keep it in repair.
Tho prico paid Mr.- Spaulding for
the job is abont $1,000,000 per mile.
Thus the wholo amount' will be in
tho neighborhood of $10,000,000, the largest
contract ever made in Western New
York. Ho is President of tho Pound Manufacturing
Company, this city, and closed
a large contract for dredges,-Ac, for thtfrn,
amounting to over a hundred thousand
dollars, and that? company, received
at once $25,000 to bind the bargain.
The payments will b& made tht
minute the machinery is shipped io Pan
araa. Mr. Spaulding is sure he will make
$100,000 a mile on the contract, an,d he is
a man of great executive ability, and thf
contract causes some excitement here.
Mr. Tllden RcdlVleas.
Nkw York, March 5. Samuel J. Tilden
has got a new lease of life, and proposes te
re-enter the political arena. lie attribute
his restoration to health in :great pari to
following the example of Charge, O'Coaor,
who, after escaping from the jaws of death,
dismissed hia doctor, ' threw, physio to the
dogs," and, retiring from the active duties
and cares of the world, lived a regular,
methodical life, and allowed nature to recuperate.
Ho believes that he is destined
to have a period of triumph, and that his
life will be rounded out in peace,' contentment
and glory. 4
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A Itrldge Blsaater.
Salkm, III., March 25. A terrible accident
took plaee about eight miles south
ofluka, on tho Skillet Fork. Neal Helm
was building a bridge, and just as they
were finishing it a forty-foot stringer gave
way, letting eleven men down. The whole
span then fell to the bottom of tho river,
some feet. Nathan Fields wai
killed, and Win. Brown, Clifton, Burr and
Ned Holm were seriously, iujured. The rest
of the eleven men escaped unhurt. ' Nathan
Fields leaves a wife ami three small children.
A Louisiana Ievee IlreuKM.
Nkw Oiclkanh, March 2").-A npecial to
tho Times-Democrat from Tltihodoaux says:
"The levee fronting the town at tho mouth
of Bayou Tone Bonne broke at 2:15 o'clock
thi afternoon. Tht town will bo sub
merged if tho bre:ik is not closed j Bust
ness is suspended. A birenart of tht
town in under water. A, ruipKortu has
prevailed since daylight, accompanied by o
strong eusterly wuiu.
Cup la in llinl (o KeJ;?ii,
Sr, Louis, March 25.-A private letter
from Captain James B. Bads to Poloncl
Henry Flad, President of the Board of Public
Improvements in this city, informs him
that ho intends resigning his position on
the Missihsippi River Commission, and suggests
that ho (Flad) apply for the place.
Father and Hon Both Killed
Washington, Ind., March 25. A fatal
affray, on account of an old grudge, oc
currcd between Dr. A. W. Bi chain and hit
son John on one side, and James Golden
the other, at Alfordsville to-day, in which
the two Bighama wero out by Gold. Thi
younger was killed instantly, and tho do6
tor will not recover. Gold iu in jail here.,
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An i:xodnu From Italy.
New York, March 25. Twelvo hundred
and fifty-two Italians havo arrived at
Garden by various steamers. Eleven
hundred persons more of the same nationality
are hourly expected,
In Dnuffor of 111, Life.
Ft. Worth, Tkx., March gotten
of tho case of Edward Burgen, charged
with outrageous crimes upon" little boy's
was this morning postponed ihe jail being
surrounded by an excited mob, who throatea
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