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Bcrszrs' gjmboots .ajt asraifsr $1.50 fieieb .iis at BssiiLiEi-sr's.
Stilt Bising Here, With about 35 Feet
on the Marks Drifters Had a
Good Day Yesterday.
The St. Lawrence had a good trip down
Tho SunBhino is off the ways in
Telegraph up last night for Pomeroy
and Stanley for Gallipolis. Bostona down
Tho Wm. Wormald tied up here with
a tow of empty bargea, waiting for tho
river to fall.
Tho rain and tho sleet last night and
to-day is not very favorable for a decline
of tho river.
The Bonanza duo at midnight had not
passed down at 9 o'clock. She was de
tained by heavy drift.
Captain Edgington's steamers, the Re
liance and Silver Wavo.'have fallen into
line and aro in and out on schedule time.
The gauge showed 34 8-10 feet this
morning at 9 o'clock, a riso of 3 feet last
night, pretty strong on this big water.
The Scotia is at Wheeling, where she
has been laid up since tho 24th of last
Juno on account of low water and scarc
ity of business.
Saw logs and railroad ties by tho thous
and passed down close to tho Kentucky
shore yesterday. Hundreds of ties were
taken in hero by the drifters.
The following directors were elected at
the annual meeting of the stockholders
of the Big Sandy and Pomeroy Packet
Company: M. Ryan, E. 0. Means, F. A.
Rothier, L. R. Keck, W. B. Carpenter, F.
Ai Laidley, M. D. Thompson. At a sub
sequent meeting F. A. Laidley was
elected President and General Manager
and L. R. Keck Secretary and Treasurer.
Laundry War at Owenton.
Says tho Owenton News: "There is a
laundry. war going on in town. From
Saturday morning until Tuesday noon
tho solicitors for tho Snow White com
pany and tho Pearl Surface and Chinese
Shino aro seen dodging in and out of
houses, snatching the napkins off the
table, untying the servants' apron-strings
and diving into the dirty-clothes barrel
like a turtle off a log. So energetic are
these solicitors had a follow with dirty
linen on is likely to bo feathered at any
time. A party of- these solicitors met a
follow on the corner of G. and H. streets
the other day and lit him, and before he
realized what had happened to him he
had no underwear on, except a pair of
socks. When a fellow sees one of them
now he buttons up his coat and takes to
the woods. Watch out for them, the
umbrella man ain't no where."
Colonel Frank S. Owens.
Colonel Frank S. Owens suffered a
second stroke of paralysis late last even
ing, and has been unconscious since 10
o'clock last night. His condition at 10
a. in. waa extremely critical. His health
has been failing since last spring.
Although ho has been very feeble, lie
wa8 able to be on the 8treet last even
ing at 4 o'clock.
Si Plunkard To-night.
Farmer J. O. Lewis, the Yankee
comedy king, and his company of
twenty first class artists will appear at
the opera house to-night in that laugha
ble comedy drama, "Si Plunkard," the
only comedy founded on rural life away
down East. Thoro are would-be imi
tators of Mr. Lewis' success, but no
equals. Do not confound "Si Plunkard"
with plays of a similar character, as it is
entirely different in plot, scones and in
cidents and far superior in every respect.
The Modern Mother.
Has found that her littlo ones aro im
proved more by tho pleasant laxative,
Syrup of Figs, when in need of tho lax
ative effect of a gentle remedy, than by
any other, and that it is moro acceptable
to them. Children enjoy it and it benefits
them. The true remedy, Syrup of Figs,
is manufactured by the California Fig
Syrup Co. only.
The services will bo held to-night in
tho First Baptist Church and will begin
promptly at 7 o'clock. Short addresses
will bo made by Rev. T. W. Watts and
Rev. John S. Hays, D. D. Everybody in-
vited. Bring " Crowning Glory," as that
hymn book will bo used.
The only Jackson Day celebration in
Kentucky Tuesday was that of tho Ken
tucky Democratic Club at Covington.
George Boster, living near Hunting
ton, W. Va., ono of tho wealthiest men in
his neighborhood, is under $2,000 bond
to answer the charge of receiving stolon
goods, A search of his houso revealed
stolon goods by tho boxful, postago
stamps by tho hundred, and money that
belonged to a man named Sanford, who
was robbed recently at Haverhill, O.
Accident ins. tickets. W. It. Warder.
Porut,AK with cverybody
Twist." -" Raincrow
The shoe factory resumed operations
canned goods, 15 cents,
The Sunday law is to be rigidly on
forced at Jeffersonville, Ind.
A Law and Order League has been or
ganized in Fleming County.
The Jr. 0. U. A. M. now has about
eighty members in this city.
Mrs. H. T. Bradford, of Augusta, died
January 7th, of consumption.
Lee Richey was appointed postmaster
at Georgetown, 0., yesterday.
It is estimated that Kentucky's tur
key crop was worth $350,000 last year.
Mr. Frank Clift contemplates taking
up his residence in Maysville this spring.
Hon. J. H. Mullioan, Consul at
Samoa, may be a candidato for Secretary
John T. Carr, of. Covedale, Lewis
County, has been granted an increase of
Mr. and Mrs. Theo. C. Power are en
tertaining another pretty daughter at
their home on East Third.
How about that cough ? Do you want
to get rid of it? Thon use Chenoweth's
cough syrup. No cure, no pay.
There is no improvement in Mrs.
James Smith. She has been in a very
critical condition for several days.
From Saturday, January 5th, all my
hat stock at 25 per cent, discount, for
cash. S. Nelson.
L. C. Brookovkr will erect a roller
flour mill at West Union, to be operated
by a thirty-horse-power gasoline engine.
Mrs. Lucy D. Flauqhbr has sued
Ephraim Flaugher at Georgetown, 0.,
for divorce on tho ground of cruel treat
Frazier & McDaniel, proprietors of
Hotel Woodford, tho leading hotel at
Versailles, assigned yesterday to William
In the case of Doming versus Paynter's
administrator from Robertson, the Ap
pellate Court has dismissed the appeal,
with damages. .
The assessment of Louisville and Jef
ferson County amounts to $123,237,351
thia year. Tho net total for Louisville is
108,000,000 in round numbers.
If your eyesight is bad, go to Ballen
ger, the jeweler, and have a pair of
glasses scientifically adjusted, Satis
faction guaranteed. Ho keeps in stock
the best glasses manufactured.
Howe Messer shot Harvey Brown
during a quarrel at Kenton Furnace
near the Carter and Lewis County line.
Both aro said to be bad men. Brown is
under an indictment at Vanceburg for
The Loyal Mutual Accident Associa
tion has paid Mr. Henry Ort $300,
through its resident trustee Constable
W. B. Dawson, for tho injury to his hand
last July 4th, caused by tho accidental
discharge of a skyrocket.
DeKalb Lodge No 12, 1. O. O. F., now
has 153 members. There was paid out
for sick benefits the past six months $88,
widows' benefits $80, for burying the
dead $52 10 and for incidental charities
$20, making a total of $240.10.
The examining trial of James Evans,
William Gillespie, Sam Pressloy and
Henry Pressloy on tho charge of stealing
coal out of O. and O. cars in tho Sixth
ward, camo off yesterday afternoon be
fore 'Squiro Bramel, and resulted in the
dischareo of all tho accused.
Citizens op Maysville should take ad
vantage of tho opportunity to secure fine
free-hand crayon portraits hero at home,
without tho usual risk of ono thing
promised and another furnished. It is
tho opportunity of your life. Watter's
Party, studio, Hotel St. Charles ; work dis
played in Red Corner Clothing Houso
and Nelson's show windows.
John Marshall, grand nephew of Chief
Justice Marshall, for many years employ
ed in tho law office of Dickinson, Thur
bor &Co., (Don M. Dickinson and Private
Secretary Thurber),of Detroit, was found
dead in a boarding houso at Washington
City a few days ago, tho gas being turned
on full and tho doors and windows closed.
Tho man had been unfortunate in at
tempting to secure a good permanent po
sition under tho government. Mr. Thur
ber bad taken personal interest in tho
man, and when informed of his death
gave instructions thaf his romains should
receive propor caro. '
HIS THREE WIVES.
William Ooi Entertained Thorn All
at a New Year's Dinner,
Danville, Ky., Jan. 8. William Cox,
a citizen of Monticello, Ky., ato his New
Year's dinner around a board at which
sat three of his wives, and ho is only
thirty-eight years of ago.
This, at fiiet glance, appears to be an
astounding condition of affairs, but it is
easily explained. His first wife was
Miss Minerva Smith, who boro him nine
children, and was afterward divorced.
Mr. Cox then married Miss Julia Steph
ens, from which no children resulted,
and he was soon divorced from her. Ho
then wedded his present spouse, a Ten
nessee lady, and seven children have
blessed their home.
His first two wives have married again,
and there is now a feeling of perfect har
mony and good will existing between
them. On New Year's Day Mr. Cox
spread a banquet at his homo and in
vited his two former helpmeets to cele
brate the event with him. They gladly
responded, and the day passed without
a ripple of dissatisfaction or unpleasant
ness to mar the occasion.
This matrimonial hero was first mar
ried at tho ago of fourteen, and if he
keeps up his past record and lives out
his three score and ten years, his narao
should adorn the pension rolls of Uncle
Sam. Three wives and sixteen children
Georoe Fleming and Miss Sadie Krull
eloped from Augusta and were married
yesterday at the Palace Hotel, Cincin
nati. Captain Mace Aonew, a well-known
riverman, and Miss McKinley, of Vance
burg, were married yesterday at the
Dennison Hotel, Cincinnati.
The machinery for Messrs. Acker and
Frederick's new ico factory on the
Fleming pike has been received and tho
work of fitting up the buildings is in
'Squire W. S. E. Belt dropped dead
at Fleraingsburg yesterday, of heart dis
ease. He was a prominent farmer and
had just qualified this week as a Justice
of tho Peace.
In the Police Court yesterday Judd
Clark and Charles Travis were each
fined $1 and costs for drunkenness.
Conrad Smith was given a fine of $3 and
costs for disorderly conduct.
Very littlo tobacco has been sold so
far in Owen County. In Carroll and
other counties it is reckoned that from
a half to two-thirds has been purchased
by local buyers. Owen has one of the
finest crops she ever grew.
Frank A. Benua, of Ripley, and Miss
Helen Ellsberry, daughter of tho late
Hon. W. W. Ellsberry, of Georgetown,
wore married yesterday morning at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. D. S. Tarbell, in
Cincinnati, by Rev. J. H. Lockwood.
George Washington, colored, was be
fore 'Squiro Bramel yesterday and was
held in the sum of $50 to answer tho
charge of stealing coal out of 0. and 0.
cars in Sixth ward. George wouldn't tell
a lie; ho acknowledged ho had taken
Tun new Kentucky Court of Appeals
has been divided into two branches,
Judges Hazelrigg, Grace and Paynter
composing ono, and Judges Lewis,
Guffy and the Louisville Judge tho
other, with Chief Justice Pryor pre
siding ovor both divisions.
"If you can invent any better way of
letting people know that you have after,
season bargains and dull timo induce
ments than regular, persistent and ox
tonsivo advertising in tho local news
papers, thon you are tho discoverer of a
now way ot building business." Ex
change. The County Board of Equalization has
finished reviewing tho assessment of
Lewisburg, Helena, Mayslick Sardis and
Murphysvillo precincts. Theso precincts
were assessed by Deputy Assessor G. G.
Kilpatrick, and the Board complimented
him very highly for his excellent and
Sterling silver spoons To those who
havo not taken advantage of tho low
prices on silver spoons and forks will
say that I still havo some loft and will
continuo to offer them at tho eamo
prices, which I will guaranteo is from 15
to 25 per cent, less than any other houso.
P. J. Murphy, the jowoler..
The Democrats of Fleming County do
not propose to allow Hon. R. K. Hart to
retire to private life, notwithstanding
the recent defeat for Congress, says tho
Frankfort correspondent of tho Courier
Journal. Mr. Hart is being groomed for
tho next Legislature, and tho indications
aro that ho will bo returned to tho
Miss Minnie Roden is visiting her
j aunt, Mrs. Clara Winters, of Augusta.
Captain A. O. Respess was registered
at Seelback's Hotel, Louisville, Tuesday.
Mr. W. W. Ball left Tuesday after
noon for Washington City, on business.
Miss Lida Rudy, of Bollevue, has
returned home after a visit to Miss
Railroad Commissioner Charles B.
Poyntz was in Louisville Tuesday on offi
Mr. J. H. Bolingerand wife, of Vinita,
Indian Territory, are at Lewisburg on a
visit to relatives.
Mr. James Smith, Jr., of Ashland,
was called here yesterday by the critical
illness of his mother.
Miss Etta Myers arrived this week
and will make her homo hereafter with
her uncle, Captain J. II. Myers, of Forest
Miss Clara Davis, who has been vis
iting at Parkersburg, is spending a few
days at Portsmouth with her sister, Mrs.
Colonel Charles Brown, who is with
the L. and N. at Lexington, was in
Maysville yesterday visiting his daughter,
who is a pupil at St. Francis de Sales
Judge Paynter and family have rooms
at tho Capital Hotel, Frankfort, for the
Anna Williams, colored, wife of Chris.
Williams, died yesterday morning at
their homo on West Third street.
Mr. Fred Williams, the jeweler, will
move his store to No. 41 Market street,
(Lynch's former stand) in a few days.
The Rev. Mr. Chapin will repeat tho
address made before the Bible Society
last Sunday evening at the Church of
the Nativity next Sunday, at the 4
o'clock sorvice. Tho subject is, "What
is tho Bible For, or Tho Placo of Holy
Scripture in the Christian Order."
An excellent poitrait of little Miss
Mary Wood Brown, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. George F. Brown, is to be seen in
the show window at Nelson's, and a hand
some portrait of the late Miss Daisy Hub
bard is on exhibition in the window at
Pecor's drug store. These portraits were
executed by the Wattors party and add
to the reputation these artists have won
for fine work.
Misses Emma and Elizabeth Schwartz,
of Second street, entertained last evening
in honor of their guest, Miss Ida May
Weber, of Newport. Those present
were Misses Ida M. Weber, Emma and
Elizabeth Schwartz, Emma and Louiso
Gable, Elizabeth and Mary Holmer,
Julia Hancock, Louiso Greenwood,
Emma Brenner and Mrs. S. Otto;
Messrs. George Smith, Charles Collins,
Blair Tolle, William Schatzman, Robert
Wise, G. Herbert Sarvis, of Wyoming,
O., and E. Hall, of Boston, Mass.
That Vanceburg correspondent oomes
to the front again. He says: "There
was born Monday to the wife of William
Bellamy, a son, making the twelfth iifas
many years, and ton of whom are living.
A few days ago there was born to Jolin
Cole's wife a pair of twins, making tho
second pair and bqing six children born
to thorn in four years. Within a radius
of two miles near Colo's homo, on Kinni
connick creek, there aro eight pairs of
twins, two pairs at his house, one at
Henry Sullivan's, ono at Owen Osborne's,
ono at William Lile's, one at John Arm
strong's, one at We3toy Grimes' and ono
at Mat Armstrong's. Tho latter pair aro
named Grover Cleveland and Tom Paynter."
Our Holiday Offering!
To show our appreciation of the pat
ronage we have been favored with,
we wish to make our friends the
most liberal holiday offering possi
ble. Beginning Monday, December
17, and continuing until January I,
We Will Give Our Patrons Choice of Our
Entire Stockof Boots and Shoes
at Cost Price.
F. B. RANSON & CO
51 W. SECOND.
The delinquent tax list of 1894 has
been placed in my hands for collection.
Those who owe are respectfully requested
to settle, in order to save trouble and ex
pense. D. P. Ort,
Chief of Police, Collector.
The opinion prevails among the friends
of Hon. W. J. Stone, at Paducah, that ho
will bo a candidato for Governor.
Near Sharpsburg, Mrs. Eliza Craycroft,
aged seventy-five years, fell while going
down stairs with a lighted lamp, at the
home of her son. The lamp was broken
and the oil scattered ovor her, setting
fire to her clothing. She was horribly
burned about tho face and shoulders,
and it is thought she can not recover.
Her daughter, who was lying ill, of con
sumption, died from fright caused by
tho burning of the mother.