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Such WaB tho Verdict of tho Jury in
the Oaso Against tho Central
Tho caso of tho Commonwealth against
tho Central Hotel Company was tried
Monday morning before 'Squire Miller
and n jury, and resulted in a verdict of
The chargo was violating tho law by
tolling cigars on Sunday. The caso has
attracted more than usual interest, and
a largo crowd was present at tho trial.
Tho jury consisted of tho following
gentlemen : Messrs. F. B. Eanson, Wes
ley Vicroy, H. G. Wells, Jacob Worth-
ington, George Ort and Joseph Wood.
Messrs. L. W. Eobortson and E. L.
Worthington appeared for tho company,
while County Attorney Adair looked
after tho prosecution.
At tho conclusion of tho evidence,
there was some argumont over tho in
structions to be given to the jury, bnt tho
Court finally gave tho following as the
law in the caso :
Tho Court Instructs tho jury that if thoy believe
from tho evidence, beyond a reasonable doubt,
that tho defendants at any time on tho Sabbath
day within twelvo months, In Mason County, Ky.,
and beforo tho Issuing tho warrant herein, sold
cigars to any one, then tho jury will find them
guilty and fix tho fine at not less than 82 and not
more than 850, unless they believe from tho evi
dence that the said selling was a work of neces
sity. If they believe It was a work of necessity,
then thoy will find for defendant.
Tho Court Instructs tho jury that tho law com
pels hotel-keepers in this Stato to keep open on
Sunday and furnish all necessary and lawful en
tertainment to tho public, according to the usual
and customary way In which hotels are kept gen
erally. Tho word " necessity," as used in tho statute,
does not mean " necessary to save life " nor does
it mean an actual or absoluto necessity, but
a moral fitness and propriety according to tho
habits and customs of tho community.
If tho Jury bellove, from all the evidence, that
according to the manners and habits and wants
and customs of people the use of tobacco Is nec
essary to the comfort and convenience of thoso
who are in tho habit of using It, then defendants
had the lawful right to sell cigars on Sunday, and
it is the duty of the jury to find defendants not
Unless tho jury believe, from all tho evidence,
beyond a reasonable doubt that tho selling of
cigars on Sunday is not a work of necessity, as
defined in tho instructions herein, it Is their
duty to find defendants not guilty.
The case was submitted without argu
ment, and the verdict of not guilty was
The case was beforo 'Squire Miller on
a change of venue from the Police Court.
A Millionaire in Bags.
B. E. L. Williams, aged seventy, died
at Paris Sunday, of pneumonia. Ho was
a stranger and looked like a ragged
tramp, but investigation developed the
fact that ho was a millionaire, having
lately inherited a fortune in Australia.
Ho was an Englishman.
A few days ago Williams applied at a
bank in Winchester for tho cashing of a
check for $100, which was made payable
at a bank in California. The bank offi
cials in Winchester hesitated in cashing
tho check on account of the ragged ap
pearance of tho applicant, but finally
telegraphed tho California bank, and tho
officials replied that Mr. William's check
was good for any amount under $1,000,000.
Ouro for Headache.
As a remedy for all forms of headache
Electric Bitters has proved to bo tho very
best. It effects a permanent euro and tho
most dreaded habitual sick headaches
yield to its influence. Wo urge all who
are afflicted to procure a bottle, and give
this remedy a fair trial. In cases of hab
itual constipation Electric Bitters cures
by -giving the needed tone to tho bowels,
and few cases long resist the uso of this
medicine. Try it once. Large bottles
only fifty cents at J. Jas. Wood's drug
Marcus E. Browning.
Died, January 14th, at Jacksonville,
111., Mr. Marcus E. Browning, a native ot
of Harrison County and formerly a resi
dent of Lexington. Ho was born in 1807.
Deceased married Miss Angelino Itees,
of this county, in 1840. She survives
him and he leaves three children, one of
whom, D. Rees Browning, is at presont
assistant postmaster of Jacksonville.
The Modern Mother.
Has found that her little ones are 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 more acceptable
to them. Children enjoy it and it benefits
them. Tho true remedy, Syrup of Figs,
is manufactured by tho California Fig
Syrup Co. only.
To Our Friends and Patrons.
Our Mr. Hechinger starts East on tho
29th of this month. It goes without say
ing that it takes money to buy goods,
henco wo earnestly ask those whoso bills
are due to kindly come in and pay them.
Should it be possiblo that some have not
tho ready money wo will gladly let them
sottlo by negotiable notes. Respectfully,
Hechinqeii & Co.
Tho Raymond Goal.
Just received one barge of tho cele
brated Raymond coal of which wo com
mand tho exclusive sale at this point.
Dodsok & Fiuzite, Wall street.
Gallon apples. 20 cents a can Cal
houn's. The Gormuntown Fuirtlita year will bo
held the second week in September.
The move to start u tobacco factory at
Dover will probably provo successful.
Buy oil and gasoline from green wagon.
Cans furnished to patrons. C. Wktzkl.
The annual State meeting of the Y.
M. C. A. will bo held at Lexington Feb
ruary 21st 24th.
Rev. J. E. Wright, formerly of this
city, is assisting Rev. W. W. Spates in a re
vival at Bloomfield, Ky.
Alpha Council, Y. M. I., of Louisville,
entertained losteneningin honor of Miss
Stella Redmond, of this city.
How auout that cough? Do you want
to got rid of it? Then uso Chonoweth's
cough syrup. No cure, no pay.
Mr. Lewis Bradford and Miss Julia
N. Woods, of tho Sixth ward, will bo
married to-day by Row Mr. Grizzle.
There are, it seems, 189 retail groceries
in Covington and 191 saloons. In New
port there are 96 groceries and 110
A. J. Pattok, recently installed as
Chancelor Commander of tho Paris lodge
of Knights of Pythias, will give tho
members a banquet to-night.
The South Boston Iron Works nt Mid-
dlesborough, the only gun and ordinance
plant in tho South, will soon start up
giving employment to 500 skilled work
Mr. Frank Cmft and family will move
to Mayaville about the first of February.
Mr. Clift will enlarge and improve tho
residence he lately purchased on Forest
The L. and N.'s earnings the second
week of January were $342,035. This is
a decrease of $43,575 compared with tho
second week in 1894 and $83,870 com
pared with 1893.
In tho Police Court Monday Joseph
Metcalfe was fined $15 for selling liquor
on Sunday, Thomas Lay ton $1 for a plain
drunk and Wm. Melvin $3 for being
drunk and disorderly.
Electric car No. 3 is out of tho ehop
looking almost as neat in its fresh colors
as a new pin. Tho painter, Mr. William
Shepard, has demonstrated that he is an
expert with the brush.
Mr. Jacob Worthingtox will have
chargo of tho fann of his father-in law,
Mr. Frank Clift, near , Lowisburg, this
season. He and his family will move to
the farm at an early day.
Mr. John Keragozean, of Armenia,
will deliver a lecture in the chapel of tho
Christian Church Thursday evening at
7:15 o'clock on his native land and its
people and customs. Admission free.
If you need spectacles or eye glasses,
don't have them fitted in tho old hap
hazard way by anyone who may have
them for sale. Consult Ballenger. Ho
examines your eyes scientifically and
makes the glasses to fit.
Dr. J. M. Wells, of Vancoburg, took
offense at something James Nool John
son said about him in the Cincinnati
Post and called Johnson a liar. A fight
followed in which Johnson got tho best
of it, according to his statement.
William Dawson, who had his left
hand badly mangled in a cutting-box
Saturday, is getting along as well as
could bo expected. Ho is a son of Mr.
Oharles Dawson who lately had one of
his arms amputated at Dunkinsville, O.
Low rate mid-wintor excursion to Cin
cinnati, Wednesday, January 30th, via
O. and O. Railway. Tickets good going
on regular trains Nos. 10 and 15 leaving
iMaysvillo at 5:30 a. m. and 5:05 p. m.;
good returning on regular train No. 20
same day. leaving Cincinnati at 5:30 p. in.
and on regular trains Nos. 10 and 20
leaving Cincinnati 7:40 a. m. and 5:30 p.
m., Thursday, January 31st. Round trip
only $1.25. Don't fail to go and visit tho
Queen City with her countless amuse
ment resorts and numerous theatres
playing excellent attractions.
Miss Mauy Donn, a school teacher of
Lexington, has boon slowly dying of a
disease of tho intestines that baffled tho
efforts of prominent physicians to diag
nose. Saturday afternoon, however, tho
cause of her trouble becamo apparent,
and she is now steadily improving.
Lato in tho fall Miss Dodd ato somo pre
serves in which broken glass had fallen.
Torriblo pains have prevailed for tho
past two months, and two abscesses
formed op her side, and Saturday tho
point of a largo pieco of glass was seen to
hoggin to work, out. Two other pieces of
glass aro coming out of tho opposito
side, and her physicians fitato that alio
will recover. ,
A NOVEL WAGER.
Oscar G. Murray Put's up $5,000 on
tho 0. and O and Comes Out
Cincinnati Commercial Gazette.
Charles Ryan, Assistant General Pas
senger Agent of tho Chesapeake and Ohio
Railroad, yesterday received a letter from
Rev. S. S. Matthews, President of tho
Music Magazine and Publishing Com
pany, of Chicago, in which lie says : ' Al
though I have traveled about two hun
dred thousand miles in this and many
other countries during tho last six or
Boven years, tho trip over your admirable
lino proved tho most interesting and
really comfortable of nil I have ever
taken. I was glad to find that Mr. Oscar
G. Murray's experience and my own
were so nearly alike."
Tho experience of Mr. Murray which
Rev. Matthews speaks of in his letter
brings to light a most novel wager, made
in the St. Nicholas Hotel, this city, some
time ago. Mr. Murray had invited a
party of five of his friends to dino with
him, and among tiiem was a Mr. Sey
mour, a wealthy banker of Chicago.
Tho subject drifted to railroads and
which were the finest in the country, and
Mr. Murray offered to wager $5,000 that
he could name the best pieco of railroad
property between Cincinnati and New
York, and leave the matter to a party of
three disinterested persons, who wore to
go to and from Now York on each of three
lines and then give their decision. Tiie
wager was accepted by Mr. Seymour and
three of tho gentlemen at tho stable were
appointed to settle the matter. Their
expenses in doing this were to be paid
by tho winner of the wager. Mr. Mur
ray wrote tho road of his choico on a
card and placed it in an envelope, which
was sealed and placed in the St. Nicholas
safe. The three gentlemen who were to
decide tho bet were to consider roadbed,
rolling stock, smoothness of track, inte
rior and exterior of trains. They made
the- trips to and from Now York on the
different lines, and decided that the F.
F. V. limited on the O. and O. was the
poor ot them all. And when the envel
ope at the St. Nicholas was opened on
the card enclosed therein was written,
"C. and O." Mr. Murray won tho
wager and, after deducting the expenses
of the gentlemen, had a balance of $4,0S4.
THE FIGHT ON.
Kentucky Republicans Divided Be
tween Bradley and Wilson.
Lively Times Antici
pated. Cincinnati EuquIrer.J
Lexington, Ky., January 18. Colouel
W. O. Bradley, tho noted Republican
leader in Kentucky, has been felicitating
himself in the belief that ho would htivo
no opposition for the gubernatorial nom
ination on the Republican ticket. It was
generally understood this way among tho
Kentucky Republicans, but such is not
the case. Action taken at n secret caucus
of the anti-Bradley people will precipi
tate one of tho most bitter fights on
Colonel Weden Oneal, of Covington,
heads tho opposition, and at the caucus
it was decided that Hon. August E. Wil
son, who was defeated by Ash Caruth for
Congress some time. ago in tho Fifth Dis
trict, should oppose Bradley. To begin
with, Wilson will have tho 130 votes of
Jefferson County, O., in tho Sixth District
assurances were mado that he would get
tho instruction of half the counties.
In tho Seventh District Judge George
Denny will bring tho eight counties over
to Wilson. D. M. Comingoro will aid
Wilson in tho Sixth District. In tho
Eleventh District Congressman Silas
Adams and ex-Congressman John Henry
Wilson and other prominent politicians
will support Wilson. It is believed in
tho Eleventh that Bradley had a great
deal to do with tho defeat of Colonel
Adams in tho last election. John D.
Whito will also fight for Wilson in tho
Eleventh. In the Tenth theanti-Bradley
people promise to carry a majority of tho
counties for Wilson.
In tho caucus it was figured that of the
1,401 delegates that would be in tho con
vention Wilson would control 780.
It is said that Bradley will bo givon
notice that some serious charges affecting
his record as a Republican will bo mado
in a few days, and, in nil, tho row in tho
Republican camp promises to bo bitter.
The action of tho anti-Bradley men was
a complete surprise to tho Bradley faction
as thoy supposed that Bradley had
everything in his own hands.
Still falling hero with 31 9-10 feot on
Bonanza for Pomoroy nnd Tolegraph
irom Pomeroy to-night.
Last night was a rough one on tho
river. Tho windstorm raged from dark
There was a consignment of goods from
this city for Now Orleans on tho Stnto of
Missouri that sank Saturday.
Bonanza and Stanley down Monday
evening with good trips. The Sunshino
also had a good trip from hore.
Last Call For Wraps !
We have a few Wraps left on hand, and to close
them, we will make the great reduction noted be
low: Seven Misses' Jaeki ts, sizes 14, 16 and 18 years, . . $2 50
Eleven Ladies' Coats in Black, Blue and Gray, sleeves
large, 38 inches long, have sold at $10 and $12, now 6 50
Nino Ladies' Conts in Blue, Black and Brown, 40 to 45
inches loner, in Cheviot and Melton, 1'ormor price
$l(J, $18 and $20, your choice for 10 00
Black Onnpy Capes, reduced from $10 and $12.50 to . 7 50
Black Russian Hare Capes, reduced from $L5, at . . 9 50
Two Electric Seal Capes, have sold at $15, at . . . 9 50
Two Electric Seal Capes, very handsome quality, reduced
from $25 to 17 50
Our stock of Wraps on hand is small, but the
price is smaller. Come early if you desire a bargain.
Browning & Co.,
51 WEST SECOND ST.
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Union Square, New York.
The Kentucky and Tennessee Board of
Firo Underwriters recently raised the
rates at Paris, but the Faris agents have
all combined and aro making a vigorous
kick against the increase.
Mb. L. En. Pearce and a Mr. Vanars
dall have purchased the Lexington spoko
factory from tho American Wheel Com
pany, and it started up Monday. Orders
have been booked foroOO.OOO spokes, and
fifty hands will be employed.
Mas. Clarissa. Pn.vniEft, aged seventy
one, died Sunday at Covington where
she had lived nearly half a century.
She was the wife of Captain James II.
Prather who lost his life in the steamer
Magnolia disaster on March 17, 1S08.
Seventy-kive dollars per month and all
expenses, selling specialties, to retail
trade. Experience I unnecessary. Sond
5 cents for postage, for particulars.
Crescent Chemical Co.,
At the prices which I am offering
sterling silver spoons and forks you will
And it economy to buy sterling goods, in
preference to using plated goods. Never
have these goods beon sold as cheap as I
nm now offering them.
T. J. Muiti'iiv, tho jeweler.
The Board of Snpervisois of Shelby
County increased tho assessment S357,G0O
over the returns of tho Assessor for
this year. This makes the total of property
subject to taxation in Shelby County S7,
8(14,245, exclusive of banks, railroads and
other corporations, that report direct to
the Auditor, and which will amount to
SI ,250,000, being an increase over last
year of $115,910. Tho increaso has been
principally in tho amount of cash and
cash notes brought to the surface, as tho
increase on lands and town lots has been
Juook Harbison issued a mandamus
Saturday'compelling County Judge Booe,
of Fleming, to call an election in tho city
of Flemingsburg for a vote on tho local
option question. A few days ngo a peti
tion was presented to tho County Judge
praying for an election to take tho senso
of tho people on this question. Tho
Judge refused to ordor tho election, and
a mandamus suit was brought. Tho
election will now bo held, but tho Pro
hibitionists will, if tho wets win, prose
cute any ono who sells liquor, as thoy
claim tho presont county prohibition law
does not ponnit a precinct or town to go
contrary to a law mado by the "whole
The Fonuai will -take up for discussion, during
1805, an unusually wide range of timely and
important topics by the most eminent writers
in tho fields of Politics, Finance, Sociology,
Literature, Religion, Art, and Science.
To be without The Forum It to mill
the bett help to clear thinking.
CAN'T PAY OUT.
Important Decision by the Kentucky
Court of Appeals.
Frankfort, Ky., January 17. Tho
Court of Appeals to-day decided a ques
tion of interest to tho whole State in pas
sing on tho case of tho Commonwealth
vs. Norton, from Louisville.
Norton was convicted of manslaughter
and fined 81,000 and ono year's imprison
ment in the County Jail. Instead of go
ing to jail ho made a tender in court of
tho Sl.000 lino with $2 additional for each
of tho 1505 days of imprisonment, making
in nil SI, 730. Norton was a prominent
politician in the Falls City, and had beon
a member of tho City Council, so it was
thought his political pull would enable
him to get off without serving out his
Tho Commonwealth's Attorney, how
over, did not see it that way, so a capias
was issued for Norton. A motion to
quash the capias was made by Norton's
attorney, and sustained. Tho Stato ap
pealed, and the Court of Appeals decides
that Norton is not excused by paying $2,
per day for tho imprisonment sontenco
but, on the contrary, must actually servo
out his sentence in jail.
It is known that in some parts of tho
State, persons sentenced to jail have been
allowed to pay out ot tho rate of S2 per
day, and thus escape tho degradation of
imprisonment, but this decision puts a
stop to such proceedings in tho future.
A Million Frionds.
A friond in need is a friend indeed, and
not less than ono million people havo
found just such a friend in Dr. King's Now
Discovery for consumption, coughs and
colds. If you have never used this great
cough medicine, ono trial will convince
you that it has great curativo powers in
all diseases of the throat, chest and lungs.
Each bottle is guaranteed to do all that
is claimed or money will bo refunded.
Trial bottles free at J. J. "Wood's drug
store. Largo bottles 50c. and SI.
In ordor to havo this tobacco more
thoroughly introduced wo will from this
date until notice is givon in tho daily
papers redeem "Lady Slipper" tags at 2
cents each. Present them oitlier at tho
factory, 811 Maddox avonue, or any
dealer handling tho tobacco.
J. II. Rains & Sons,
Ma. Newton Evans and Miss Margaret
Weimer, of Augusta, will bo married
January 80th. Tho groom is a son of Mr.
Ilonry J. Evans, formerly of this city.