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THE SENATORIAL MUDDLE.
Belief by Somo That Governor Bradley Has
tlio Right to Name Blackburn's
Fiunkfout, Ky., January 20. During
all tlie recent discussion of tho Senatorial
situation in Kentucky no ono has over
quoted the statutes bearing on the sub
ject, and it seems to have been agreed,
by common consent, that individual opin
ion would bo allowed to govern rather
than the statutes in tho election or ap
pointment of a United States' Senator,
Section 1,647 of tho Kentucky Statutes
reads as follows :
Whenever, on the meeting of a Legislature of
this 8tate, a vacancy shall exist in the represen
tation of said State in tho Senate of the United
Stotes, said Legislature shall proceed, on the sec
ond Tuesday after the commencement and organ
ization of its session, to elect a person to fill such
vacancy in the manner herein provided for tho
election of a Senator for tho full term ; and if a
vacancy shall happen during tho session of the
Legislature, then on tho second Tuesday after
the Legislature shall havo been organized and
shall havo notice of tho vacancy.
As to the last sentence in this section
a now point has been raised. Suppose
Governor Bradley would call the extra
session for the first, second or third day
of March, then the vacancy would occur
during the session of tho Legislature.
This being so, the statute provides the
Legislature " shall have notice of the va
cancy." This notice must come from tho
Governor, of course, but suppose the Gov
ernor fails to give notice of the vacancy in
his message calling the extra session, or
by special message after tho Legislature
meets. What is to be done ? Can tho
Legislature assume it as a fact that there
is a vacancy and hold an election any
how? Presumably, no. Then why cannot
tho Governor appoint Blackburn's puc
cessor, decline to notify the Legislature
of the vacancy, and thus force .the solons
to devote their energies to other matters
of more interest to the welfare of the
State than the.election of a Senator ?
Of course, theso points have been
raised on the idea that an extra session
will be called. If it is not called, of
course, the Governor can appoint, and
the appointee will hold till the new Leg
islature meets in January, 1898, and
elects his successor.
The next question that naturally arises
is this: Suppose tho Governor appoints
Blackburn's successor on March 5 and
calls the extra session some days or
weeks later, can the Legislature go ahead
and elect a Senator, anyhow, provided
notice of tho vacancy is given? The
answer to this is that tho United States
Senate has held that such an election is
valid, but the belief here is that the leg
islative friends of the man appointed by
Governor Bradley would prevent the
election of any one to succeed tho 'ap
pointee. Governor Bradley is no novice in poli
tics. He has read the statutes, and is
saying nothing, but is sawing wood. Ho
ha? his own ideas about this Senatorial
muddle, and is keeping them to himself.
He knows right now what ho will do
when the time comes, and how it will all
turn out, but he is "layin' low and sayiu'
nothin'." The other fellows are doing
the guessing, and that is all they can do,
as the Governor holds the key to the
situation, and no one knows how or
when he will unlock.
They Havo Not lieon Idle.
We understand from good authority
that Messrs. John T. Martin & Co. have
spent a big part of tho present, month
'taking an inventory of their Btock, and
finding that in their big cut-price Bale of
December last they had sold nearly all of
their cheap goods, leaving tho medium
and best grades of clothing on their hands,
they have decided to close out their entire
stock of heavy-weight goods at prices
that will not only startlo tho merchants
but tho public generally. Unfortunately
for the poorer class, everything will be
sold for cash, and only those who have
money can take advantago of this oppor
tunity, which scarcely ever offers itself
but once in a lifetime. If we are rightly
informed this sale will commence Febru
ary 1st and continue until March 1st.
' Every ono who can raise a dollar should
invest it in clQthing, as such bargains
will likely npver be offered in our midst
The Floor Collapsed.
During a rauslcale at tho homo of ox
Senator Dudley Phillips- in Manchester
this week sixty people were in tho parlor
whon tho floor gave way. One lamp was
overturned, and tho burning oil sproad
so rapidly over the carpet that it was ex
tinguished with difficulty Another
lamp wna overturned, but it was caught.
Ono of tho young ladies jumped through
a heavy window, and sovoral gentlemen
were slightly burned.
Special For Saturday.
3 dozen oranges.....,.,.. 25c
i dozen lemons , 15c
1 dozen banannas... 10c
1 quart of cranberries Co
R. B. Lovel.
Cbeim cheese and Macaroni Calhoun.
FjiesiI oysters, can and bulk, at Martin
Cincinnati now has thirty-six largo
R. Pakkkr has been appointed post
master at Burtonvillo.
BnooKsvn.LE will voto on tho local
option question March 15th.
If needing any thing in the drug line
call on Henry W. Rav, druggist.
Stop that cough. Chonoweth's Cough
Syrup will do it, or ho refunds the money.
There are 275 miles of turnpike in
Bourbon County and 235 miles havo been
made free roads.
The Enquirer says that Captain Val P.
Collins is confined to his homo with an
abscess on his head.
Mr. Ghas. T. Donnell, of Carlisle, has
announced himself a candidate for Sheriff
of Nicholas County.
The assessed valuation of Boston this
year is $975,005,414, an increase of $89,-
757,614 in five years.
George Rieman, Maysville's star ball
tosser in 1895, will be with the Parkers
burg team this season.
The Augusta Cannery Company is con
tracting for 200 acres of tomatoes to be
raised the coming season.
Elder T. E. Utterback, formerly pastor
of the Christian Church of Dover, is now
located at Rochester, Minn.
Thomas Molloy, a fruit tree agent of
Washington O. H., well known in Mays
villo is ill with pneumonia, at Brooksville.
Mr. John Duley spent Thursday at
Tilton with his mother, who obsorved
the eighty-sixth anniversary of her birth.
Dr. Adamson and Dr. Yazell were at
Carlisle Thursday attending tho meeting
of the Northeastern Kentucky Medical
The protracted meeting at Dover M. E.
Church, South, resulted in several addi
tions to the membership and a number
Ldther Rose, who died recently near
Paris, married Miss Elizabeth Rankins,
of Bracken County, a sister of W. J.
Rankins, of Augusta. -
BiGGESTbargains ever known in heating
stoveB. To close out will sell them re
gardless of cost. Come quick to get
choice, at W. F. Power's.
Eyesight is priceless. When your
eyes give you any trouble, don't delay
getting glasses. Ballengor, tho jeweler,
will test them scientifically and fit them
The gross earnings of .the Chesapeake
and Ohio for tho second week of January
wore $212,685.93. against $221,169.64 for
the corresponding week of last year.
James Smith, who was stricken with
paralysis about throe weeks ago while at
Portsmouth, is very low at the home of
hia father, Dr. F. Smith, at Dover, with
little hopes of his recovery.
SnERiDAN Evans fell from the fourth
tier of a tobacco barn near Hiett Post
office, back of Aberdeen, and broke his
loft arm and was otherwise injured. He
is a son of Dr. W. H. Evans, well known
in this city.
Postmaster Lee JIiciiey, of George
town, O., and ex-Sheriffof Brown County,
became the proud and exceptionally
happy father of his twelfth child last
week. All are living and his present
wife, his second, is the mother of ten of
Cynthiana Democrat: "Cynthiana is
already feeling tho effects of free turn
pikes in Bourbon County. Great num
bers of farmers close to the Bourbon lino
havo learned to trade at Paris, and it is a
matter of only a short time until tho
force will bo greatly augmented."
Elder E. L. Powell, pastor of the First
Christian Church of Louisville, has issued
invitations to hia annual men's social
and dinner, to be given January 28. Tho
Courier-Journal says; "Theso annual
dinners have become a popular feature
of Mr. Powell's pastorate. Tho meetings
are purely social, and there are always a
number of bright, witty speakers among
the guests, who, together with the host,
present a literary feast to thoso fortunate
enougHpo receive invitations."
Bncklen's Arnica Salve.
Tho best salve in the world for cute,
bruises, Bores, ulcers, salt rheum, fever
sores, tottor, chapped hands, chilblainB,
corns, and all skin eruptions, and pos
itively cures piles, or no pay required.
It i'a guaranteed to givo perfect satisfac
tion or money refunded. Price 25 cento
per box,. For salo by J. Jamea Wood.
An Engine on tho G. and 0. That is Known
As "tho Man Killer."
Asa rule all locomotives numbered 13
are looked upon aa unlucky, not only by
somo of tho engineers and firemen, but
by the traveling public in general. It
seems that some ttavelers before enter
ing the train notice the number of tho
engine, and if they find that it is 13 they
will lay over for tho next train.
None but superstitious people of course
pay attention to tho number. The O. and
O. has an engine number 13. It has not
met with any misfortune and 'the engi
neer and fireman never dream or think
about it only when they reach their des
tination at either end of the road and
make out their reports of tho number of
miles they run for tho day and tho num
ber of their engine.
Engine 74 is considered tho wicked iron
horse or that road and is known as the
The engineer is Mr. Clements and the
conductor, Mr. Lamberton, both clever
gentlemen. They havo few equals in
their profession but seem to have a mo
nopoly of accidents.
The engine has killed no less than six
people in the last month, thus bringing
sorrow to the homes of the unfortunate,
yet tho accidents were all unavoidable,
no blame being attached to Mr. Clements
in any instance.
The worst accident of all was the kill
ing of a man and two ladies near Con
cord while returning home from a party
in a vehicle. Two men were killed at
Maysville, and the lut man being killed
at Augusta Sunday night.
All of theso accidents were unavoid
able and no lellections havo been cast
upon any of tho train's crew. They all
regret exceedingly the unpleaeant noto
riety attained by No. 74 for her many
fatalities and trust that the end of the list
has been reached.
The Cincinnati Post says : " Following
tho examplo of tho Maysville and Aber
deen sports, who have managed to pull
off recently several cocking mains on the
Ohio Rivor in the vicinity of the above
named towns, Covington and Cincinnati
bird fanciers are arranging for a series of
fights to take place on tho Ohio. A
ferryboat, it is stated, has been engaged
and will be fitted up with a pit for the
fights. Invitations are already out and
tho first main is expected to take place
some night next week. Only those
known to bo interested in tho sport have
been invited, and every effort will bo
mado to prevent the humane officers
from interfering with the fights."
The Ledger's Springdale correspondent
pays tho following tribute to the late
Henry C. Barkloy: "The death of Mr.
Henry 0. Barkley has cast a gloom over
this community that probably tho death
of no other man in Maysville could have
done. Every honest man on Cabin Creek
looked upon Mr. Barkley as a personal
friend, and a visit to Maysville, no mat
tor how brief, was hardly felt to bo com
plete without a cordial grusp of his hand
and the cheery greeting that was ever
ready for tho friends and neighbors of
his boyhood. Honor to his memory."
Timqucstion of what fees Police Judges
are entitled to when sitting as examining
courts was decided by tho Court of Ap
peals recently in favor of the Police
Judges, with three of the seven members
of the court dissenting. This desison by
so narrow a majority came before Janu
ary 1, bofore the changes in the make-up
of the Court. It ia reported now that an
attempt by tho Commonwealth, through
tho Auditor and Attorney General, ia to
bo made to get this question up again
before tho new court. A petition for a
rehearing in the caBO has been filed.
" Wiley" Davis, the Tennessee "squir
rel hunter," led the pitchers in tho West
ern League last season, Damman, who is
under contract with tho Reds, being a
good third. Davis ia hold in reserve by
WEDDED AT COVINGTON.
Mr. K. F. Ilcrndon and Miss Nettie Orover,
of Shannon, Married Last Evening
by Uev. G. II. Frenger.
Mr. E. F. Horndon and Misa Nettie
Grover, both of the Shannon neighbor
hood, were quietly married last evening
at 0:30 o'clock at Covington, Rev. G. R.
Frenger, Presiding Elder of this district
of tho M. E. Church, officiating.
The groom is the only son of tho lato
Colonel John B. Horndon, whilo his
bride is a daughter of Mr. Loudon Grover.
She ia ono of Shannon's most estimablo
Tho couple's friends unite in congratu
lations and good wishes.
Tho Progress Shoo Store will quit bus
iness in throe days. Parties owing tho
firm will please call at onco and settle.
On our cheap tabic will be found the following Bargains.
It will pay you to look at them :
r PMen's All "Wool Half Hose, were 25c., now J5c.
P Ladies' Ribbed Fleeced Vests were 25c. now 15c.
Crt.iiJ..t niaj ir..i.
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SMcn's Camel's Hair Vests and Pants, were 50c, now 37J.
We Have Received
and Insertings. It contains many new and desirable patterns
never before shown in this market. We would be pleased to
show these goods whether you desire to purchase or not.
. B- BZLTSOHST cSc CO-
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Death of Mr. John W. McCormick at 8
0'Cloek This Morning After a
Mr. John W. McCormick died very
suddenly at 8 o'clock this morning at the
home of his bister, Mrs. W. W. Watkins,
on Forest avenue.
Deceased had been complaining since
last Saturday, but was not thought to be
seriously ill, and waa able to sit up last
This morning, at the hour named, his
sister stepped out of the room to get him
some medicine. When she returned a
few minutes later she was shocked to
find him dead. His death ia attributed
Deceased was a son of the lato Michael
McCormick, and was thirty-five years
Tho funeral arrangements havo not
been completed. The burial will be in
the Maysville Cemetery.
THE CHARGE DISMISSED.
Joseph Ryan Discharged For the Killing of
Some time last November Sheridan
Shaw waa killed during a quarrel at
Valley, Lewis County, by Mr. Joseph
Ryan, formerly of this city.
The preliminary investigation at the
time showed that Shaw was tho aggressor,
and that Ryan tried to avoid any trouble
It also showed that Ryan had been
slashed across tho face and throat and
dangerously wounded and was in danger
of losing his lifewhen ho struck tho
His many friends were satisfied at the
time that he had acted in self defense.
Tho grand jury at Vanceburg investi
gated tho killing this week, and on
Thursday dismissed the charge against
Delinquent City Taxes.
The delinquent tax list of Itho city is
now in my hands for collection. Thoso
indebted are kindly requested to call and
sottle, and avoid additional cost or sale
of property. D. P. Ort,
Chief of Police.
The local agent of Liggett & Myers is
receiving considerable tobacco to-day.
There were twelve or fifteen wagon loads
at tho warehouse at ono timo this morals-
Ohio Couple Wedded.
Joseph II. Jernegan, aged twenty-two,
a tobacco dealer of Clermont County, 0.,
and Misa Poarl Shinkle, aged twenty-two,
of Brown County, camo hore Thursday
and were married by Rev. Dr. Hays.
Tiik membors of Shaun Aroon Dra
matic Club will please meet to-night, by
order of manager.
Ladies' All "Wool Cashmere Hose, were 25c, now 15c'
..j e. ic. .. c.
Our New Line oi
Vici Kid Goodyear Welt, button
and polish, new style lasts, $2.50,
worth $3.00. fc & Jt & Jt
Everything in the grocery line, new
and fresh, at L. K. Parry's, Market street.
Tby Chenoweth's Cough Syrup. It
Dovek News: "Mrs. B. K. Muse, wife
of the pastor of tho M. E. Church, South,
is making somo excellent and timely
talks to children every Sunday after
noon." The artificial ice companies have pros
pects before them of a better condition of
trade during the coming summer than
has been enjoyed for somo time. There
has been no ice-making weather this sea
Bon. Auoustv Chronicle: "Will Ilawes, of
Minerva, is announced as Assessor of
Mason County. Will is a clever fellow,
has a host of friends and would make an
efficient official. His friends in this ' neck
o' the woods' wish him success in his
Sr-KAKiNO of the candidacy of Mr. G.
W. Blatterman, for re-election to the
office of School Superintendent, tho Dover
News says: "Mr. Blattterman has made
an efficient officer, and deserves tho
usual compliment of second term, and
his friends will make a strong pull for
When a person steps on a wire door
mat which has been placed before the
entrance of tho new city market of Spring
field, Mass., tho doors aro opened by elec
tricity. An electric motor using 110-volt
current furnishes tho power for winding
up a coil spring and closes the doors
when tho circuit is broken; a stop upon
tho mat releases tho spring which opens
In a recent speech at Hampton, Booker
T. Washington, the noted negro orator,
said: "As a race, I believe wo are to
work out our salvation, work it out with
pen and ink, work it out with square and
compass, work it out with spade and
plow, work it out with horsepower and
steampower, work it out on tho farm, in
tho shop, school-room, sewing-room, tho
office and in all of life's callings. As be
fore tho war tho negro waa bound to the
white man by slavery, so now ho must bo
bound to him by communitvof interest."
An auti-cigarotto bill is ponding in tho
Indiana Legislature, making it unlawful
to sell or give away cigarettes or cigaretto
wrappora without a liconse from County
Commissioners. License feo for whole
salers is fixed at $50, and for retailere at
$200. No license is to bo issued to any
ono who has sold cigarettes to any one
undor sixteen years of ago within tho
past two years. In addition to tho county
license, city and town licenses must )bo
takon out, but tho feo thero is not to ex
ceed $50. It is mado unlawful for any
person undor eighteen years of ago to
have in his or her possession a cigaretto
or cigarette wrapper. A fino of 100 is
attached as the penalty for violation of
any part of tho act.