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DAILY EVMlNfef BULLETIN.
VOL. 2 NO. H6. MAYSVILLE, KY., FRIDAY, MAY 11, 1883. PRICE ONE CENT.
THE LATEST FOHEION1TEWS.
The French Will Tnlto
I Kelly to Be Hanged.
Paius, May 10. Conrad to-day informed
the committee of tho Chamber of Deputies
on tho Tonquin expedition that 4,000
or Chinese troops attacked Ha Noe,
tho capital of Tonquin, March 20, but were
repulsed by the French. lie also stated
that Captain Kergardeo bears a letter
from President Grevy informing the
King of Annam that his inability
to assure tho security of Tonquin compel
France to establish herself definitely
there. The letter advises tho King not to
Tesist, and invites him to recognize the protectorate
of Franco and guarantees the integrity
of tho Dominions.
Conrad added that the French would collect
taxes in Annam and install officials
devoted to Franco. The occupation of
Delta, he said, would lead to the possession
of tho wholo ' province. Tho committee
then adopted a report in favor of the credit
proposed by tho Government for the expedition.
Tho reinforcement for Tonquin includes
three batteries of mountain ar tiller)1
It is reported that 2,000 Chinese troops have
been dispatched in tho direction ot Tonquin.
Guayaquil, May 10. National affairs
in Ecuador arc critical. Business is suspended
in Guayaquil, and tho streets arc
held by armed troops. Cable communication
is not interfered with, ns both parties
recognize the importance of not molesting
an American company.
Panama, May 10. The Ecuador! n Government
yesterday entered the Dank of
Ecuador, Guayaquil, notwithstanding the
protests of the consuls and the captains of
tho English and Italian ships, broko the
safes open, and took $320,000. The rebels
are close to the city.
Berlin, May 10. The Count Von Moltke
has arrived at Homo.
Further arrests in Armenia of alleged
members of the secret societies include a
number of priests. The editor of the Armenian
Review, published at Constantinople,
has been sentenced to imprisonment
for life for printing disloyal articles.
Tho motion recently oIToied in tho Prussian
Iteichstag by tho member from
for tho abolition of a dictatorship in
Alsace-Lorraine has. provoked comments
in the French press which are calculated
to cause irritation in Germany.
Tho health of Bismarck is again unsatisfactory.
Dublin, May 10. Tho third trial of
Timothy Kolly, charged with participation
in tho murder of Cavendish and Burke, was
concluded to-day. Tho jury found a verdict
of guilty against tho prisoner, and ho
was sentenced to bo hanged. Tho
jury deliberated an hour. Kelly will be
hanged June 0. Being removed, Kolly exclaimed
" I am innocent, thank you, my
lord." Ho thanked tho counsel for their exertions
in his behalf, and hoped they
might live long to defend tho innocent.
Tho usual excursions made from Dublin
on Whit Monday will bo abandoned this
year, as tho execution of Joo Brady is to
take place on that day.
Latent From Over the Sen.
Taius, May 10. An explosion occurred
this afternoon in tho cartridge factory at
Bizagon, destroying tho building and killing
and wounding a number of employes.
Fivo persons have thus far died, and tho
injuries of several others will probably result
Paius, May 10. The situation in Cochin
China, has become embarrassing alike to
Franco and China, and a declaration of
war and probablo complete occupation by
tho French of tho Tonquin poninsula seem
to be tho only present result possible.
Latost advices announce tho departure of
over 2,000 additional troops from China for
tho eceno of tho trouble, tho attack on
Hanoi of -1,000 Chinese troops and the
presentation of tho French ultimatum to
the Emperor Ttinuc.
General PropofF has refused tho direction
of tho police. A largo number of arrests
of Nihilists has been mado, among
which aro several military officers.
Brussels, May 10. Phillipart, tho Belgian
financier who was recently extradited
from Franco on a chargo of forgory, has
written a lottcr to tho Public Prosecutor
declaring that if ho is kept in prison beyond
tho present week all the companies of
which ho has direction will bo ruined.
The Kentucky Flyers.
Louisvillk, Ky., May 10. Yesterday
tho Fair Association trotting meeting had
a bright day, a good track, and a fine attendance.
Tho first race was tho 2:25
class for 700, and was won by Attn j time,
2 20J. Tho second, 2:20 class, pacers, won
by Riohball; time, 2:21 J. Tho third was
Lkxinoton, Ky., May 10, Yesterday
tho opening day of tho spring races, began
with ovorything favorable. Not only tho
weather, but tho tinck wsus fast, nd the
flyers were in fino condition. The
was certainly encouraging, and
tho prospects aro that it will continuo in
the sarao way to tho end of tho meotingl
k Tho first raco to-day waa a threo quarter
of a mile daaU for a purse of $150,and waa
won by Vanguard. Tiuio, 1:17J. Tho second
race waa for one and a quarter miles,
won by Bondholder against botim starters.
Floods of Biiniiug Oil.
Now Jersey Oil Tanks Struck IJy
The I'Ire Ietartnientt Powerless
Several I.Ives Lost IMinase Mill
Iteiivli Into the MillloiiK.
New Yoiik, May 10. During the electrical
storm which took placo this morning
a flash of lightning struck ono of the
storage tanks of the Standard Oil Company's
works at Bayonnc, N. J. It is
supposed that several lighters which woro
used by the company for transportation
purposes and which woro anchored near
tho shore were alBO burned. The damage
is roughly estimated at SI ,500,000. Tho
works, however, aro so located that tho
loss may amount to much less or may
reach 1,000,000 or $3,000,000.
The fire is now eating its way ncross
back of tho New Jersey Central towards
ten largo tanks, said to hold 150,000 bar-i
els of oil. Great danger to shipping is
anticipated from the chaugo in tho wind,
which might cause the burning oil to escape
to the waters in the bay, carrying destruction
to vessels in the neighborhood.
Two watchmen employed in tho yard
injury, but immediately after the
lire broke uut a ciowd of men and boys
was seen in among tho tanks, and it could
not be ascertained whether all escaped or
.Ir.itsKY City, 11:30 A. M. Tho oil fire is
still raging. Tho Kaglo lcfuiery is in danger.
If -the winds continue southeast tho
remaining buildings may bo saved. Six
lives have been lost.
.hfttsBY City, N. J.. May 101 P.M.
Tue works of the Standaiil Oil Company,
at ComuuuiipHW, the most extensive in
this country, arc on tire, and a' out one-halt
the property is now destroyed.
Tho lire started during a sevoro storm
this morning. One of the large tanks
near the shore was stru.'k and ccplodivl li
lighMiiug. The burning cil poured out like
an river and flowed down the avenue
between rows of enormous tanks toward
In a bhort time tho flames communicated
with threo huge tanks, and they exploiVd
simultaneously witu terrific force. Frag
ments of inn weie hurled a distance ot
half a uiiie, and hunting oil was scattered
in all diicctiuus.
The entire tiro department was sum
moned, but their services woio almost
useless, as the burning stream of oil
poured through tho yard tiring tank after
tank on the east side and licking up the
Tho a solid structuro whcie
barreled oil was kept, was attacked by the
flames and succumbed. An
went next and oil and water-pump houses,
sunken tanks and machine shops quickly
followed, and tho wholo eastorly side of
the works was a seething mass of llauies.
STILL ANOTIIKIl ACCOUNT.
Jkiisky City, May 10. Tho shaflof lightning
of uncqunlcd brilliancy and brightness
that struck tho first tank was seen by firemen
of Engiuo No. 10, in Halliday street.
Jersey City, a mile away, and the engine
at oti,co started for tho sceno. It was soon
discovered to bo useless work to play upon
tho Haines, and all efforts were directed to
provent them from spreading.
This wus partially successful until nearly
5 o'clock, when tank No. 7 exploded with
a terrific report, and tho blazing oil spread
with lightning rapidity. Chief Forrier
and a number of men wero within ten
yards of this tank whon it exploded, and
wero saved almost by a miracle.
Dropping tho hoso, which was soon
burned to ashes, thoy fled for their lives.
When they mustered together at a safe distance
six of their number wero found missing.
The smoke was so dense that it was impossible
to tell which way ono was going,
and it is thought that tho unfortunato men
ran down to tho river nnd wero lost. Their
names nro; John Herbert, Superintendent;
Joseph Jenkins, foreman cooper; George
Davis, engineer; Henry Keglor, laborer;
Dick Conklin, laborer; William Curry
Waves of flaming oil had rolled in upon
the ongitiQ house, carpenter shops, machine
shops, boiler and pump room, t,wo warehouses,
cooper shops and blacksmith shops,
and thoy woro a heap of ruins in an hour.
Tank after tank was caught by tho flames
until seven out of on the ground
woro blazing. Tho tracks of tho Pennsylvania
railroad also caught fire and soveral
rolling tanks on tho rails woro only saved
by having earth piled on top of them.
Tho bay was a sheet of flaming oil, and
tho long trestle bridgo of railway, bout a
quartor of a milo long, running from tho
works to Blaok Toms Island, was also
burned down to tho water's edge.
At tho boarding house of tho Eaglo Kofi
no ry, clo30 by, the sceno was painful in
tho extreme. Newly mado widows congregated
in ono of the rooms, hope and despair
alternating in their distracted minds, and
lamenting tho terrible fato of tho loved
ones from whom thoy had parted but a few
No bodice havo been found, for thejioat,
renders a close approncIito"the rufns impossible.
Tho burning works extend, with
tho Kugle refinery, about three-quarters of
a mile along tho bay and about a quarter
of a mile inland. The buildings that have
been destroyed wero situated in the midst
of tanks. Tho wind is southeast, blowing
off the sea, and therefore there is no danger
of other tanks exploding. Had the
wind been northerly, tho boarding house
anil Eaglo works would certainly havo
Destroyed by I'ire.
A fire at Trenton, N. J., in tho building
known as the Mansion House, destroyed
property valued at 20,000.
p. C. Grimes & Co.'s planing and saw
mill at Vcrmontville, Mich., was burned.
Loss, $5,000; uninsured. A man named
Grimes and Cassius Ide, of Hastings, were
burned to death in the mill.
John Beggs' distillery, Sholbyvillc, Ind.,
was partially destroyed by fire. Loss,
$10,000 to $50,000; insurance. $15,000 to
$20,000. Tho store-room, pen cribs and
cuttle were all saved.
Tho buildiug on First Avenue, South
Minneapolis, occupied by Dr. Maymcr as a
manufactory of patent medicines, burned
Tuesday night. Loss on building nnd
stock, $.10,000 ; insurance, $1 1,000. Parties
occupying tho fourth story as a residence
uarrov.lv escaped with their lives.
Biston. May 10. The store of T. Reniiek
& Co., dealers in cotton waste, &c, was
damaged by fire. Loss, $10,000.
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RULED BY VIGILANTES.
Dodge City, linn., In the Hands or n
Sf. Louis, May 10. A Post-Dispatch
special from Kansas City says that for the
past ten days a remarkably startling Htate
Df affairs has existed at Dodge City, Kan.,
nnd all mention theieof has been kept
liiiet. Seveial prominent Kansas City attorneys
left to-day for Topeka to petition
Rcvernor Click to placo the town under
martial law. Tho difhVtlty is the culmination
of a long-standing feud between
two elements of that place. Dodge City
has long enjoyed tho reputation of being a
hard place. It is one of the
fow points in Kansas where saloons
aro run openly, and gambling
's legitimatized. It is the headquarters of
the cowboys and cattle men of that vicinity,
Before the last city election tho Mayor was
a man named Webnter, proprietor of a
live, half saloon and half gambling luu30
and variety hall. He was a representative
of the lower element of tho sporting fraternity.
The head of the other faction was
W. II. Harris. This element was quieter,
but thcie was a bitter feeling between the
two. At the election for Mayor, Harris
was beaten, and Deguc, Webster's
caudidato elected. Since then it
has been conceded that Harris will
bo driven out. About ten days ago a man
named Short, who is a partisan of Harris
and a police officer, had a shooting affray,
but neither ono was hurt. Shoit was
thiown into jail, although tho evidence
showed that ho was fired at first. Later
tho gatnblors were arrested and J jailed.
That night a vigilance committee was
nrtned, with Tom Nixon, proprietor of ono
of tho hardest dance housos in tho West,
at its head. Tho crowd repairod to the jail,
and notified tho prisoners that they must
leavo town tho next morning. Meantime
tho vigilanets took possession of tho town.
Correspondents of nowspapors were notified
that they must not send telegrams. A
body of armod men watched the arrival of
each train to see that thoro was no interference.
A lawyer from Lamed, seut for by
one of the prisoners, was met by a vigilante,
who lovelcd a gun At his head and
told him not to stop. Tho next morning
tho five gamblora were put on a westward
bound trn'n and Short left for Kansas City,
where l.e is now. Dodge City is practically
in l hands of vigilantes, nnd tho
situation is tho moro serious from tho fact
that the Mayor is acting with them. It
waa he who notified tho prisoners that they
must go. Tho trains are still watchod
and armed men guard tho town, whilo a
list of others who will bo ordered out has
been prepared. Dodgo is in tho hands of
desperadoes, and tho lives and property of
citizens are not safe. Serious troublo is
Elevated Itnllwny ColliNlon.
Nkw York, May 10. A bad collision occurred
to-day on tho Third Avenuo Elevated
railroad between tho extra and regular
trains at tho switch station, between
Sixty-ninth and Soventioth streets. The
trains came togothor with great force, and
the crash brought the occupant of the
neighboring houses to the doors and windows.
Fircmin James It. Harring was
severely injured, horses on tho strcot
bolow wero scalded, aud tho engines badly
An Ex-Sneaker Charged With Forgery.
Newaiik, N. J May 10. Ex-Speaker of
the Assembly John Egaii, of Elizabeth,
waa lodged in tho Essex County Jail last
night, having been arrested on an indictment
by the grand jury charged with an
attempt to bribo Assemblyman Armitage,
f this city, during the session of the New
Jersey Legislature. ,. .,
Thompson Murder Trial
Mrs. Phil. Thompson Tolls What
She Knows of Miss Buckner.
It Will Be a I'nmoiu Trial A Grent
Array or Counsel and an Energetic
IlAitnonsnuno, Kt., May 10. Sheriff
Davis Bisselt was ordered by tho court to
summon 125 jurymen, and ho and his deputies
wero kept busy till court assembled
yesterday morning, and selected men from
all parts of tho county. At tho outset
counsel for the prosecution had raised the
question of bail, wanting the accused to be
remanded to jail, denying tho right of
Judge Hardin to allow bail for such an
in the first place, and bitterly opposed
Thompson's standing on bail during
tho trial. This interesting point, after argument
Ly counsel, was overrulo'1. and the
dofondunt was allowed to stand upon his
It is evident that this will bo .a famous
trial. Little Phil, tho accused, sits in the
midst of his counsel, Senator Voorhecs, of
Indiana; Gen. Dan Lindsay of Frankfort ;
Congressman Joo C. S. Blackburn, his
bosom friond; Col. P.. P. Jacobs, of Dnn-ville,
Ky., and Capt. C. B. Thompson, his
father; John D. Thompson, his brother,
nd T. C. Bell and Judge Jno. G. Kyle, of
On the other sido sits" Crit" Davis, tho
noted turfman, brother of deceased, an 1
Colonel U. T. Latham and Captain Win,
Campbell, brothers-in-law of the late
H. Davis, who are in closo consultation
with their attornoys; Lieutcnont Governor
Coutrill, Hon. Georgo W. Dcnncy, lute
Commonwealth's Attorney in tho Boylo aud
Garrard Districts; Speaker Owens, of
Georgetown; Morton, o,f Lexington, nnd E.
II. Gnither aro assisting Commonwealth's
Attorney, Finloy Shuck, of Lebanon.
Mrs. Thompson stated, in substance
to a reporter, "that sho prefened
not to add to what sho had already
said for publication, lest sho might
say something that would injure Phil. She
said sno had been greatly abused and mistreated
and slandered; that had her husband
only met and listened to her the
could have been avoided; that
sho could easily havo satisfied him
of her innocence, ond, of t!.J
falso reports concerning Davis and herself.
She sayt that her husband was misled and
deceived by Miss Jcssio Buckner aud Mr.
Both, proprietor of the St. Clair Hotel, in
Cincinnati, and tho killing of Davis wo
tho execution of a wicked plot of Mi:is
Buckner's; that if "Phil, had only listened
to my pleading letters for a consultation
(not that shd intended to endeavor to persuade
him to return to her as his wif'u),
but just simply to give he an opportunity
of establishing her entire innocence,
Davis would not have fal.en by his hands,
but rather tho character of Mirs Buckner
would have appeared to him in its true
light." Mrs. Thompson intimates that the
knows a great deal that would go far
toward destroying tho evidence of Mis.
Buckner. but forbears to talk about it, f'01
the reason .ibovo stated, further than sav
ing that for her lcpitti.tiou in Cincinnati
was not of the most enviable kind, for she
had been tinned out of seveial hotels, under
circumstances not flattering; and that
while hero in Harrodsburg last January or
February, on n visit, the proprietor of tho
St. Clair, Mr. Both, wiote her tint when
returned to Cincinnati sh imist look
for another boarding house. I .. '
THE CROP OUEZiOOIC.
rh Estimates lor May In It Milium ud
CitiL'Atio, May 10. The Farmer's review
)f tho crop reports for the week ending
May 5, embiacing all tho Northwestern
States, shows that both win and sprin?
wheats havo ninde not to exceed one-hall
the growth usual at this season. The
staud is thin, but shows improvement over
two weoks ago. Tho cool weather has boeu unfavorable
for tho development of insect life,
and but fow, if any, dotu coitions of the
kind aro reported. Tho increased arcu
sown to spring wheat will not more than
mako up for tho diminished aro.i in the
oldor states. Corn planting is well advanced
in Kansas, Nebraska, Southern
lown, and Illinois, and is so far favorable.
Reports of tho condition of fruit aro more
favorable than was anticipated a few
ILLINOIS WINTHK WUUU'.
Si'itisonKLi), III., May ift Tho Illinois
Department of AgrieuL "is just completed
a report covering l,0Ul townships in
tho state, from which an estimate Is mado
that the crop of winter wheat will not exceed
10 por cent, of tho crop of 1882.
I.vniANAi'OLis, May 10. Tho crop reports
to the Indiana Fif nor, gathered from
every county in tho auto, show tho following
avoragos for April : North Division
Wheat, por cent, of condition, 70; corn,
por ccnl planted and to bo planted, 100;
elovor,gcrjBcnt.jif condition,. 97; timothy,
per cent, of condition, 00; peach buds, por
cent. a!ie, !J0; apple buds, per cent, alivoj
Central Division Wheat 70, corn 100,
clover 08, timothy 05, peaches 21, apples
Southern Division Wheat 70, corn 97,
clover 80, timothy 05, peaches 70, uDples
The reports also received from Ohio and
Illinois show tho rclativo conditions:
Wheat Indiana 72, Illinois 7!1, Ohio 71.
Corn Indiana 09, Illinois 100, Ohio 100.
I'eaclies Indiana 40, Illinois 01, Ohio 20.
Apples Thu same in all the States.
Smnot'led 'ntl!o Hold nt
K.ex Elision, Ky., lor $ll,(it5.
Lhxi.suTON, Ky., .May 10. Thirty-six
cattle, brought from tho best
Scotch herds by the Kentucky Importing
Company, wore sold here to-day for $1 1,-105,
the average pi ice per head beiug
.5101.70, n good general average, but if
anything low for good imported stock.
The animals were young, nearly all
half yearlings, only two bull among the
lot. Ono male brought $700, tho other
$ii()0. The highest prices wero paid by A.
J. Alexander, Spring Station, Ky., $1,000
for a Wild Eyes aud.y.l'iO for a
Ho bought five and B.B.Veach.
of Louisville, six of tho choicest. Fourteen
head were bought by Geo. L. Danford,
of Louisville. Only four hcid wero bought
out of Kentucky, ono heifer, u Mllyton,
calved January, this year, pnlii to John
Shanton,. Monongaholn City, Pa., for $155,
the other three to Ohio men. These aro
Peach Blossom llth, icd; calved January,
1880, by Chief Officer, dam Roso Blossom,
by Royal Hope, to N. B. Robinson, Sonora.
with a heifer calf, for $720. Seo gained
tho second prizo at tho United Bluli'shiro
show last year, the second nt tho Morayshire
farmers' show, nnd the first nt the
show, beating the first prize heifer
at tho royal at Aberdeen. Daisy of tho
I.oa, roan, calved Maroh, 1830, by Tibus;
dam Daisy, tenth, by King John, grand
dam ; Daisy fourth, by Prince, to S. I).
Corwin, Waverly, for $325, Roso of
CarioK roan, calved March, 1878,
by Coriolanus, dum Roso Mary
by Emperor Maximilian, grand dam;
Moss Rose, by young Freedom, went to J.
R. Audcison tor $250.
THE PINAL DROP.
A Hold Ton 11 tf Outlaw Hun lit
Pirrsiirufi. May 10. The city has been
all e.citi incut this morning, this being tho
day set for tho hanging of Ward McConkey,
a young outlaw, for a terrible crime committed
two years and a half ago. Fourteen
miles from Pittsburg is located the town of
MeKeesport. During the winter of 1880
robberies weio of so fiequent occurrence
in McK osport that it was evident that
thoy wero tho woik of an organized gang.
One of toe principal sufferers was Georgo
McClure, a general haidv.aro dealer, and
after several raids on his place of business
he determined to watch for the burglars
and endeavor to capture them. Tho night
following the day on which this resolution
was mado his place of business was
again entered and revolvers and
other nitieb'S taken. McClure, accompanied
by several oiti.ens. follo.vcd the robbers,
who were five In number, to Dead
Man's Hollow, a lonely place about threo
miles troin McKecsport. Here thy mado
a stand, arid McClure, who was in a Ivanco
of U10 pursuing party, was shot anil killed.
Ono other person was wounded, and the
robbers made their escape. They weio
recognized ss Ward McConkey, "Nig"
Lee, " Roddy " Baskets, l.clic, and
" Shorty " Collins, young mon who had
eat nod an unenviable leputution by previous
unlawful aet. A vigorous search
was mado for them by the county authorities,
but all eluded captuio save McConkey,
who was identified a your and a half ago,
whilo serving 11 term in one of the New
York prisons for some petty otleiifco. He
was one of the youngest men over hung in
this State. His age is not oxac lyknown,
but it was not over twenty years.
At 0 a. 111. people commenced to collect
about the jail yard, where tho execution
took place. Tho court-house was closed
last night and guards wero at every entrance.
Tho scaffold was hidden from
view. McConkey slept well from midnight
until daybreak this morning, and reiterated
his desite that tho doctors do not get hold
of his body. The oxecution took place at
On tho scaffold ho was cool nnd smiled
at tho executioners. Ho said, ho was hung
because ho looked liko the in an who had'
killed McClure. After the white cap was
on his head ho called out in a loud voice:
"Good-by, all you murdorers," when tho
drop fell, and he died almost instantly.
Hale or (lie "World."
Nkw Yoiik, May 10. Mr. Wm. Henry
Hurlbort, President of tho Press Publishing
Company, completed to-day tho transfer of
tho cntiro property of the World nowspaper
to Mr. Joseph Pulitzer, of tho St. Louis
Post-Dispatch. Mr. Hurbcrt will announce;
this in tho World to-morrow morning, and;
tho first number of tho World under the!
'editorial charge of Mr. Pulitzer will"bO
issued on Friday morning. It will con-,
tinuo Damocratio, but Mr. Pulitzer will
extend and modifyita local features. The
iprico paid byMr. Pulitzer is understood to
!be about $100,000.