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SANDY
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NEWS.
Aut innnlam riant, aut faoiam.
.VOL; I -NO. 4 .FERGUSON & CONLEY, PuDIisbcrs. J.OUISA, LAWRENCE CO., KYM SEPTEMBER 17,1885.
OLD SERIES, VOL. Ill -NO. 10
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I THE MODERN CALENDAR.
When bill-eolleotoraoome la fast
And dun unbupy man
'"Vdebta Incurred 0r twelv mouth Mil,
Why Oin we know It Jau.
en oomio valentine ar mailed
To, as without m ebb.
w wine the unknown sender tilled.
I And realise Its Feb.
Wbeo thaw begin, end o'er the street
Tnealuah la dnep fr,
. (Which Oils our filmland welsour fcoll,
Why then we know it Mar. ,,
.Whww'w wa see strne bonnet worn
or mne mw ugly shape.
'By ladies on an Ktur worn,
, We re very sure It A p.
When wive transplant their potted Bower
l nlo the fn.ul yard iray.
And aushande white weh walls (or hour.
, Why Ibeaw know li t May. ;
When lov-alek youth doth serenade
III irl with ulirbtly lu'io,
i U'non a Bute so vilely piayodl.
It dawn on ui li t Jua. .
When or.llar pennlratlna wills .
Pile end muanultoe rule.
And p cher Uke vacation UIU,
Why loan we know It Jul
Whene'er Ihe rarmar "!" at Irtmpl
III bin Uoodihiraty do-,
"When aiike arena ive auiail bar cramps.
Wo re positive It sAu. .
When bank from eea-shore come the
"crooks,"
Who kiiped while landlord slept.
And paid no aonrr chaw-d In bu book.
Why Uiea w know II Beou
When hunter' atraltnar near some fame,
And draa hlaeun ball-eockel
Till n oe n and hurt bM frame, '
We tumble that IK Ocl.
Whe loafer for the bar-ronni ler(
To satoer round the stove,
And lake hut ruin InMcad of beer,
Wby then w toe II Nov.
Whene'er for holiday pot pies, -Tbe
rhirkem. "turlii ' and iteose
tre ranted by "tlirowius jleV
We i certain It I lieo.
J' Jinlyn," in Vadot.
(CowyrVll Keeumt AU Itfdlr Kwsrwl.)
Driven From Sea to Sea;
Or, JUST A CAMTLV.
IT t FOT.
fniuro t rnnintii o J. K. Dowaav
A CO, Fdsusnbbs, Cmicaoo.
f CHAPTER XVII -Orwrtieroo.
"The young folk bad bct git mar
ried, though, ( they're goiii' to; both
( 'era. Pve no fenr for Jennie, an'
Kusign. They'll git on nil right, as tnr
a they lot (oik git mi Hint work (or II
llvln', and If Lucy loves Mr. AnncUcy
1 'mmo that's all right, too, and alio
hd bettor write (it him to come ami
ftl her at once rl ho don't waul her to
pel tanned up wllh campin' out In the
foot-hills."
Mr. Parson thought I lie whole ilt
nation over and over, again and again.
All night h lay awake thinking of
their changed circumstance and of her
husband' word, and In tho morning
ho did sullautlally what he had aug
roiled ilie wrote her daughters, toll'
lug Uiem I ho ranch wa lloodod and do
atroyod, Uiat the oollago ItteK would
t untenable before many day,' but
forbidding them to return homo until
tiiiy beard further from their parenia.
"Your father and I do not yet know
what wa shall do," ehe wrote. "Tliera
aeems no plaoxfur u to go to, Sonw of
the nalcbborn. whoae hoUMW are on
lilgher ground than our, have: offered
to let u atay with thoin until wa can
find a place to rent, but wa ean not
long be a tax on tlio boKiiitnllty of tlioie
who have Ihemiuilvea lot otorvthiug
rxrepl the aheltcr over their beailt, and
who must, like u, toon ork oilier
tiomea.
"We are talking of (toing down Into
the great ralloy and renting a tilnce of
tome of tho big landlord, but It I very
hard to think of working all tho rest of
our Uvea without hope of ever having a
place of our own again, and if we tan
tind lltllo place anywhere that la for
vale, if It la only a few aores with noth
ing but a ihanty on It, we had both
rather buy It than to rent, even H wo go
iu debt for it; but we do not know of
any each that i a(e from the overflow
of those terrible ruin. - -
"You muat not worry about It too
tnuoh, dears; and you miml not oomo
borne until you hoar front us again,
which will not bo louR. for we must do
something, and that qitlekly.' "
"Yon could not help mnrh If you
Were here until we know what we aro
to do, and would probably bo more ex
pense here than there, and we will
I write you agnin ju.it as soon as wc de
termine where we shn.ll go."
I Then she added, in a ouicript:
I "You know bow much your father
and I lore you and how anxious we are
to have you always with ns; but this we
know can not be. and if the men whom
yoo am lu marry urge you to a speedy
union you have ou.' consent, and it may
te best so." ". '
Thl letter John Parsons mailed at
rhlnnsburir. a little town on the river
ton miles aboTO the landing where they
usually did their trading.
When Johnny saw bis father prepar
Ing to start be began to cry piteously.
and beggca Illin not to leave tnem wo ue
.. . . .1 . A :i. , I
awnllowcd iid bT the tolTlbTo flood.
The poor child was not only nervous,
but actually frightened. Ifu had sat
propped up in his llttlo wheolod cot at
the low window and watched the slow
ly rising flood until it had grown to
aoom a tiling of life, a frightful mon
ster, such as he had road about In fulry
stories, only a thousand time tnoro
borriblo. mdy to swallow them all
live; and hia palo face grow paler
' atill, and hla eyes, largo with suffering,
grow larger yet with fear, and he would
not content that either parent should
remain long out of the room, and at
nlglit went to sleep holding to hi
fitiher'a hand only to awaken when all
was still with screams of (right at the
thing which he saw in bis dream.
Then John Parsons would arise and
sit by his side and talk to him, and tell
bim stories, and soothe him until bis
obs ceased and gradually he dropped
oft to sleoi) atrsin. onlv to see nnoe more
1 tho horrid sl:aies that peopled his sloep-
mg moey, aim awaso in an agony 01
fear and trembling.
And now ho begged and cried until
his pnrentf feared ho would go Into
convulsion at his father's leaving, but
thern seemed no other way. for thoy
know that the neighbors were either
buy trying to save something from the
general wreck, or absent looking for
some place to move to. Peoplo who
aro to fool sh as to build tboir houaes
where wealthy corporations may wish
to empty the garbage from their back
yard can not humor the fancies of their
cripploj children. They are like the
birds that build thoir nesta upon the
ground whore the farmer desire to sow
his grain whoso nests are turned under
bv the plowshare with never a thought
of the IoskJIo tbe little bunch of brown
feather that orie o piteotisly aud nut
ters about the apot where it little onei
lie buritd beneath the sod.
' It wa early in the morning when
John Parsoti started with tho letter.
Ho knew that he would be forced to
follow a aomowhat devious route in
order to avoid the overflowed district,
but he was on borieback and expected
to make tbe ranter of ten mile and
back by noon at farthest, and so told
hi wife and Johnny.
But noon came and no father. Then
one o'riork, an t atill he bad not come.
Mrs. I'arxou kept the dinner warm
and waited. 8he bad spent the morn
ing In packing, a best she could, thoir
boimehold goods la shape for moving,
at i ho iniiiii tlmo amusing Johnny with
talk of the new place to which they
would go.
She did not know whore it would be,
yet tried, (or the lad'a aake, to picture
It as pleasant aa po.tible, and so half
mado litTscK believe that they inlRhl
not fail in getting another home and be
ing happv once more, nnd now while
he waited she continued tho prepara
tions for moving; but as the hours
passed and ber husband wa atill ab
sent, she becamo uneasy and fancied
all kinds of evils that might bar be
fallen him.
Hail ha attempted tocroassome place
in tho road that was covered by the
overflow, and ml ring down toon unable
to extrleato binisolf P
Tho thought waa horrible, and her
brain reeled beneath It
Then she told herself that it could not
be; that In a lead ha had Nam forced to
go further around than ho had anlkd
patod, and so more timo was con
sumed. .
Tlien again, she foared that bis borse
had tnken fright and thrown hltn, and
sho pictured biro lying by the roaddde
dead, or with broken limbs, calling in
van for belp, or carried to a friendly
slisoty as he had carried Johnny when
the accident which made him a cripple
occurred.
"They savjt never rains but it poor,"
aha said to boraelt "Can it be poasible
that to all our other trouble is to be
a ided an Injury to John"
hlie could uot benr to think of it, and
nut tho thought from her, and tried to
keep from dwelling on it by talking to
Johnny aa be lay in his cot watching
her pack the boxes and trunks with
clothing and the various knick-knacks
about the house.
Then a more hopeful thought came.
"Mar bo father had heard of a place
that he can got and ha gone to look at
it," she said to Johnny, ana toe inougni
gavd her fro-h courage. Hut a the day
passed and night settled down upon the
oene and still be did not coma, hope
turned to fear, aud sho grew sick at
heart.
tshn attended to the out-door ohorea
whon she saw it getting late; fod the
pigs and the chickens and milked tho
cows, and then went In the gnthering
darkness and noted the riso in the alow
creeping flood, aod estimated that in
two days more it would enter tho cot
tage. . Tbon she returned to the house.ligbted
a lamp and sat down by the cot of her
crippled child, too utterly exhausted
and broken in spirit to talk.
Tho boy 'seemed to understand, for
ho saitl nothing; am not cry nor moan,
but lay with his largo eyes fixed upon
his mother a face with a .look ol won
doring, helpless resignation, aa if bo
saw the approach of the horrid monster
of his droit ids. but folt that now no erica
for help could avail anything, until, un
able longer to control norseu, marina
Parsons sank upon her knoes and
buried her face in ber handkerchief ana
sobbed aloud :
"My . God, my God, why bast Thou
forsaken mcr-
' CHAPTER XVIII. .
IllUVEH TO THE HOIISTAIHS.
For a half hour Martha Parsons re
mained kneeling by the side of ber crip
plod child.
When she arose sho was calm again,
but noithor tho boy nor herself spoke,
and finally sleen came and closed tho
bid's ovoliils, and ho lay quietly resting
while his mother sat by his side as silent
and motionless as he.
llur thoughts bad gono back to the
days of her childhood, and one by one
she rconlled all tho incidents of her past
life. Sho remembered tho old church
where she bad boon christened and
'near whore she was born. In imagina
tion she sat again In tha straight backeU
now in corouiinv with the homely, old-
fnshloned congregation and listened to
tho proaching of the venerable, gray
Haired minister whose words she bad
been taught were those of one commis
sioned to speak for God and Christ
A?ain she heard the sermon in
which all men were commanded to ac
cept their lot. wbalovor it might be, aa
rrom tne nana 01 tne most uign, woo
gave to each of Hi creatures, aa to
film seemed best, of the goods of this
world; board, mlnglea with much ot sym
pathy for tho Impovorishod and the out
cast and the sinful, the poor bidden to
be content with the condition in life to
which it had ploased God in His wisdom
to call them; aod was dumbly con
scions of feeling surprised at herself,
and, may be, a trine tnghtoned at oar
ing to wondor for the first time in ber
lifo if God ever authorized anybody to
say such thing In His name; if, Indeed,
it wa not blasphemy to tell the poor,
who were made poor by being robbed,
and the rich, who were made rleb by
tbe robbery, that such was Ood s will,
and bidding tbem to be content in tbe
condition in which thoy wore tbui
placed.
8be recalled the talks which she and
John had' during the day of their
courtship and afier moir marriage.
What plans tiiey had la'Q; now nopoiui
they had been of the future; how pros
perous thty bad meant to be; and bow
much pleasure they bad taken In think
ing of the good tbey would do, and of
the quiet old age they were to spend
together after the hurry of life wa over
and their children acttled comfortably
near thorn, receiving and entitled to the
rnsnect and esteem of their neighbor.
They bad worked Dara; iney nau
been bont; they bad roared their ehil-
Hren la he worthy members of soc otv:
they had done all they knew bow to do
to wake the world bettor for their hav-
inir lived in it: and now. their home
lost their children scattered, she sat by
the bedside ot her crippled child at ruid
nitrlit waitlnir for tbe return of her hus
band, with a great fear at ber boart that
be, too, had been swallowod up by tbe
barriblo flood.
The moan which Involuntarily es-
cuttod ber lips as her mind returned to
tho present awoke Johnny; but seeing
bis mother silting cy nis sine ne am not
cry or speak, but lay qtiie'ly gaxing into
her face tor a timo and thou hisTpiick
hcarlnar caught a sound which bad ea
csped tbe duller ear of bis mother, and
a look, hall o( Inquiry, nan 01 icar,
passed over bis faoe, but still be did not
speak'.
Again the sound, and now hia mother
hear It too tluj neighing of a hone
upon the winding bluff road back of the
bouse: then an answering neigh from
the hill pasture, and both know that tbe
husband and fathor haa returned.
Hurrying to the door. Mrs. Tarson
heard tho pasture bars lot down; heard
the short whinny of recognition ana
welcome which the horses exchanged
aa the bomo-oomnr entered tho Held,
then beard tho barn door opt-n as tho
ruler went to hang up his saddle; then
tbe footsteps turned towards the house,
and a moment Inter John Parsons.
weary and covered with mud, but sound
of limb, entered and bending down
kissed wife and child.
"I 'poe you aa' Johnny hev been
worried most to deaui about me,
Marty," he aaliL "but I couldn't very
well help it; leastwiao I thought it best
to do aa I done."
"Yea, doar, wa have been fearful that
omcthing bad happened you. Did you
meet with an acciileut, or what wn the
matter? I know you must be tired and
hungry, whatever it was, and I'll have
a cup of tea for you just as soon as the
kettle bolls again. It won't take bnt a
moment; it waa boiling only a little bit
azo."
"Wall, you see whon I got to town I
concluded to ask around an' see if I
could hear of pi see for rent or to aell
on time, an' after inquirin' a spell . I
beard of a claim, mostly wo'lhless, bnt
with enough good land to make a llvln
on, that waa for ealo or trado, tiftoen
miles furthor back in tho mountains
an' as, of I come home first I'd hev to
aro rinbt back airln to-morrow, if I took
a look at the place at all, I concluded
to go right on an' see it, bopin' to got
borne, though, aforo it was so late. But
when I got back to town it was almost
dark already, an' noithor me nor the
borse had et a blto aiuee momin', an' 1
waa jest oblocgod ta stop an' let the
animal rest a couple of liotirs. That
gave mo a dark rido homo, an' the
roads is purty bad over the hills since
the rains oomo. What time o' night is
It? Nigh on to midnight, 1 reckon.
"The clock struck twelve somo tlmo
since," replied Mrs. Parsons. "But
what about the placeP Is thcro any
house on it or an orchard, or any'
thingP And what does the man ask
lor UP"
"There's a bit of shanty on it," re
turned her husband, "an a few scat'
terin' grape vines, an' a dozen or two
peach and pear trees. The place is
well up on the mountain an' is off of
the tua'n road, an' sort o' lonosome
like; leastwise, I'm afeared 'twould
seem so to you an' the lad. But there's
a chance to make a livin' there even if
it ain't a very good one, an' I a'pect
may be grapes will do pretty well on part
o' the claim. It's .mighty rough an'
broken, though, an' won tbe so pleasant
cultivatiu aa tins place nsea to be.
"There ain't no bottom land onto it.
ner within ten miles of it fer that mat
tor. An' there ain't many neighbors,
an' such as there is la poor folks, that
cou Id n t git claims nowhor a else.
talked with ono of 'cm. an' he said he
was sat'slied thoy could raise as good
fruit of most kinds aa grew anywhore
in the Stote; an anvwnv there am
any dangor of their floodin' it from any
mines; it's too far up on the mount
ains for thnt, an' may bo the best thing
we kin do is to take it, 'specially as the
ownor, who lives in town, 1 willin' to
take a pair of horses an' purty near
anything else we bave to turn out to
bim, 1 guess.
Then we bad better take It," re
plied his wife. "I had rathor have a
dace 01 ou own,- nowever poor, uuiu
to be dependent upon somebody
else and obllgod to move every year
perhaps, and never fuel that anything
is onr own, as we would do on a rented
place. But are you sura about tho
title, John? Don t for pity's sake lot
us buy a ranch to which mere is not a
good title."
"That's just what I told Mr. Blako,
tho man that ownes it. I told him that
If tliern wa anything at all wrong with
the title I wouldu't touch it with a ten
foot pole, but he cays it's all right an'
be Is to got an abstract of it from the
) - -" - n: TL. . ..I n V. . ..ni.np
bad but two or three owners, an' it's
doar outside of the .land grant so if
thoro'a no utortgngea onto it I don't
see how thero can be any danger, nu'
of course the abstract will bIiow."
"I almost wish vou had told him wo
would take it 1 m afraid somebody
else will step in and get it first there
aro so many looking lor places now.
Whon did.you tell him you would give
him an answer?"
"He 1 to come over to-morrow ami
look at the things we have to irade. If
we kin agree, then he is to get the ab
stract, an' if that ta all right, it's a
trade. I wish you could see the ulaco,
mother, before we docido about it. but
I don't see how vou kin. unless we tuke
Johnny over to Ritchie's nnd leave him
while you go an' take a look at it
"What do you ay, Johnnyr win you
stay at Mr. Kitcble's while mother goes
with me to see tbe now placer
"Won t the water and mud r.se clear
over us and bury us?" askod tho boy.
In his weak little voce.
"Oh, no," replied bis father, "Mr.
Kitchie's houso is higher up than oura,
you know. There is not a bit of
danger.
"Then I'll stay."
But Mrs. Parsons did not wish to go
to see Die place.
"It would be a bard day's rido," she
said, "lily miles thero ana back, ana
we would bare to go on horseback, I
suppose, for it must be awful slow get
ting along with a wagon, now; and be
sides it would make no diflercnoo' any
way. If vou think we cad make a
living on li we had best take It, for we
can't stay here many days longer. We
have no other place to go to, and it will
not be cay to tind places that we can
trado for."
And so thev talked on while the tea
was mado and drank. Then thoy lay
down, but it was almost day before
sleep rame to either of them.
About noon the next day Mr. Blake
camo as he had promised.
He was a mati of medium size and
pretty well built He had a red face
and a large mouth, and appeared about
fifty year of age.
Certainly not a handsome man, he
wsa yet not noticeably nomeiy. in
fact, there was nothing especially no
ticeable about him in nny way. I'o all
appearances ho waa an ordinary kind
of man, who . had doubtless mined
some; been a farmer back in the States,
perhaps, and at some period in bis life
had probably kept a notei in a country
town, or enraged in soma other occu
pation which had given him a little
more the air of a man of business, and
a little less that of a day laborer.
At dinner, of which he waa Invited
to partake, he asked a blessing. As
they ate ho commended tho cooking;
ixke of the great loss which his host
had sustained from the destruction of
hia ranch by the overflow, and con
demned in strong tonus the outrage
upon the rights of so good citizens as
those at whose table ho aat
Then be passed on to a description
of his own ranch, which he wished to
ell.
It was welLnp In the hills, be said.
but it was a fine place, for fruit, and
was out of danger from the overuow,
and all it needed to make it a valuable
property was the cultivation and care
which Air. l'ai-sons Knew so won now
to give it
He offered it for sa'e cheap because
bo was going back c.ast, and wanted to
clear everything up bcfoiM he went, and
got what he had together.
He would prefer to sell for cash, but
if they could not do tha', ho would
take a pair of horses aud any other
stock they might have to turn out. And
II he could not dispose ol tnom resauy
in tho neighborhood, would drive them
to Sacramento, on his -way to Now
York, and sell thorn there.
. After dlnnor he went out In company
with Mr. Parsons, and looked at the
different animals and the tilings which
the now nearly impoverished family bad
to offer. He readily agreed to take one
pair of horses and a wagon and the top
carriage, also three cows. But this
still left a difference which be proposed
should be mode up by a note to be
signet! by Mr. Parsons and a couple of
his neighbors.
To this Mr. Parsons would not con
sent . He doubted if any one would
sign a note with him now, and be could
not bear to think of asking and being
refused, and preferred giving a mort
gage on the place which he waa to get
of Mr. Blake.
Finally it was agreed to pay him the
fifty dollars in bank, and in addi
tion to the other articles named, to
turn bim out tho six head of fat hogs in
the pen and certain articles of house
hold furniture, tho most valuable in
thoir possession, but for which thore
would not bo room in the shanty to
which they wore going, and so the bar
gain was made.
The Parsons woro to retain possession
of all the property uutil they hnd moved
on to tho new pUco; than to put tho
goods ami animals at tho disposal of
Air. tsiake and receive the deed.
Pro BB CONTINUKP-
Pittsburgh turns out 85,000,00Q bot
tles and vials every year.
THE COMMONWEALTH.
lallll Leaf Twhaeea Market.
The offering of 'dark and heavy style
have been relatively light, amounting to
about 18 p-r cent of the Hurley offering.
The market for those style ha been more
active, regular and firm, with a somewhat
fuller rangeof price for regie styles, while
other grade have been Brin at stationary
price. The regie demand ha been better
than In the last woek or two, mainly for
French type. Lug are steady and un
changed. Advice confirmatory of previous
reports of damage have been coining in from
many sections of the State, and, notwith
standing comparatively extensive rain
during the week, there I no doubt that tbe
crop has been shortened by a considerable
.percentage. The principal damage baa
been Id the Breckenridge County and upper
Green River group, in tbe Western and
Clarkrllle district, and in the Burley dis
trict east of Louisville. The friend of the
market In all section can rely upon It that
If they go to Louisville on the 17th
instant, they will witness the most Interest
ing demonstration in honor of tobacco that
ha ever been witnessed In this orany other
city. There will be a welcome for all. W
quote 1884 tobaccos aa follow for full
weight package:
- Lkirknnd Rmpu. ' Biu-tetl.
Trash 13 7d 4 oil . 8 76- 4 BC
Common lurs. 4 S-VT 4 75 4 5 On
Medium luxs....- 5 m-t J Si S s ou
C.ood lug-9 5 a 00 78
Common leaf S IMt 7 ftfl 7'("K 7 60
Medium leaf.......... T Unit, t (II OiMr.ll 64
flood leaf S SWr.lO W 1 OOTrlS 00
Fancy leaf 13 ouai7 ou u MuV2 w
Hlaeellanewwa Itewaa.
Acvcminc (truck Washington County
the other night Houses were torn to pieces
in the twinkling of an eye. Bodies of tlm
ber of from fifteen to twenty-five acres
were entirely demolished, not a tree left
standing. A large saw-mill belonging to
Mr. Ben Pile, which had been filled up for
a tobacco barn, was blown to atom. Some
of the boards have been picked up a die
tance of over two mile. The damage to
crops aud other property 1 beyond reckon
mg 7
FiPTT year ago Ellon Johnson, a colored
woman, separated from her mother, who
wa sold and sent to New Orleans. The
mother arrived In Louisville the other
morning hale and hearty. She Is 112 year
old and the daughter sixty year oH.Living
in the house with Mrs. Ellen Johnson are bar
great-erand-children. This makes them tbe
great-L-reat-crand children of airs. John
ton' mother. Strange as it may seem, the
great-great-grand-mother, the great-grand-niother,
the grand-mother, mother
and children all assembled in the same
room. '
Tnk wife of rtenrr King, residing near
Foster' Landing, Bracken County, gave
birth to triplets recently. AU are boy and
the mother and babes are doing well.
Tub other morning burglar effected an
entrance Into tbe post-offlce at Lawrence-
burg by boring around the lock on the door
and breaking the lock off. Tbey then arm
ed a hole in the safe and filled it with pow
dor. The explosion awoke Postmaster
Williams, who slept up stair, and he ha
tlly appeared on the scene In time to catch
sight of the burglars, but too late to pre
vent tbeir escape, ua examination tne
1'ostmaster found the explosion had failed
to open the safe, which contained upwards
of $700. A sledge, cblsal and brace drill
were left behind by the visitant. The
mail waa not molested.
A pomtofficc has been established at
Dodge, Clark County. . . 1
Numerous cases of typhoid fever are re
ported In and around Ashiand.
Tub mule-colt business is brisk in Clark
Countysjtt price ranging from $43 to $7S
per head.
Professional gopher of twenty-two
was caught enterjng a big dry goods store
at Somerset tbe other morning. Short,
solid md good-looking, but won't tell hi
name. .
Jacob Hablb, well fixed farmer near
UJjierva, ha been adjudged a dangerous
lunatic
At South Elkhorn, the other day. Van
Barklev was crushed under a corn crib he
was tearing down.
Gf.o. Ropp, first gambler tried nnder
Heed's reform regime, Louisville", got $500
add six months.
Till! case of Francis Rankin, of Louis
villc, convicted of the murder of Martin
Codvand sentenced for life to the penl
tentlory last spring by the Shelby Circuit
Court, to which the case wa Ukan an
-change of venue from Louisville, was re
opened the other day in the Court of Ap
peal on a motion for a new trial. Attorney
General Hardin argued for the Common
wealth, and Gen. Alpbeus Baker for
Rankin. Tho motion was snbmitted. This
Is the second appearance of thi case before
the Court of Appeals, the first resulting in
a reversal of the judgment of the Louis
ville Circuit Court, which sentenced the
prisoner to the penitentiary for life.
John U. Simpson, of North Middletown,
Bourbon County, arrived in Covington the
other evening and registered at tbe Arling
ton House tor the night He said be had just
reached the city, that he was very fatigued,
and desired to go to rest at once. Without
takingsupper.he wasshown up and retired.
Next morning the bell-boy, after
rapping several times on the door and get
ting no reply, climbed np on the transom
and found Simpson stretched out on the
bed motionless and apparently without
life. Mr. Dobyns, the proprietor, and nr.
Mitchell then entered the room. Simpson
was dead, and had apparently been so for
some hours.- Everything about the room
was In proper shape, the gas turned off, tbe
window lowered aud the transom open. A
pill box on the stand near the bed was
found to contains morphine pilbj, and it is
thought his death was due to an overdose.
Ben. Franklin, escaped convict, tried
to fpb Geo. Knott' residence, Frankfort, a,
few day ago, and badly thumped Major
Cbapmsn.wbo stopped hi progress, jai'iy d
after a hard fight, " r
SPAIN. ; . ..
Days of tho Spanish Premier' a Re
gime Drawing; to a Cloaa.
Tb Country on the Ver-e of Kevolntlon-
llou Carlo Intrlg-ilns.
I.OSOON, September 13. However the
Carolines dispute is settled, tbe Ministry
of Premier L'anova Del Castillo is doomed.
He ha Instituted prosecutions against
thirty-nine newspapers within five day.
He ha suppressed every telegram to
provincial newspapers and doctored all
dispatches sent (broad. Although all
Europe rings with the new, It la not yet :
known In Madrid that Spain has already
humbly apologised to Germany for toe at
tack made last weak upon the German Em-.
bassy in Madrid. Benor Canovasha also -mortally
offended tbe . Spanish
navy by - hinting - that ' the Car-olfni-9
were lost through cowardice,
wuile it has been Droved that "-e naval ofli-
cers ouly oboyed orders, whLd wej-e doubt
less dirlaateful, but were still imperative.
au audience wus granted to Keneral rtaia-
ninnca last Thursday. The King de
clared that a war with Gt.nnany wo.ild be
tbe height of rashness. If driven to bay
Spain would ouly rupture diplomatic rela
tions and would then await events. Gen
eral Salamanca replied that war war In- .
evitnhle, sooner or later; that Bismarck'
would never forgive the insult aud oppo
aition he had received from Spain, and that .
war was preferable to mere diplomatic
rupture. Tbe General enforced hi
views by reminding His Majesty thai
revolution was among the possibilites, and
thnt there might be a sudden cooling of the
hot wave of patriotism now sweeping the
country. Tbe dispatch contaluing tbe
above statemeut wa suppressed at Madrid
last Thursday, and has only Just reached
London, via Hemlave. Other dispatches
received bv the same round-about course
say that, whatever may be the opinion
of King Alfonso, war is certain if '4er-
niany provoke tne Spantsn people iur
ther, and that even a majority of ' the
present Ministry would concur in a declara
tion of war. There Is a dangerous growth
of leanings toward France, and this fact,
a well as the revived activity of the Span-
isu iiepiiniirans, has greatly impressed tne
Kins. Military and naval preparations for
defense are h ing made with a vigor un
known foe many years. The rumor is re
vived that four ironcla'ds, Including the
Chilian champion the Eameraidahave :
been bought by tbe Spanish Gov
ernment Don Carlos has already re-
peuiea of bis offer to ngbt uer
many in the interest of the Spanish Crown.
He has now taken np his abode at Venice,
wherehe has inaugurated a fresh batch of
iutrlKUes.wbich are much more to his liking
than taking tbe field in a cause which be
has for years been attempting to over
throw. Scores of telegrams reach him
daily at Venice, and he has the past week
oeen visiteu by several ot bis culet aaner-
euU. . . ,
Smothered td Death.
Cincinnati, September 13. An accident,
with loss of life, occurred this afternoon -
ou the Big Four Railroad, near Guilford,
Ind.i The accident was occasioned by the
breaking in two of tbe freight train No.
18, east-bound, and in charge of Conductor
Adam Bause. As It was descending the
grade after teaving Guilford the engineer
discovered the accident to hia train and "
began to "slow up," but tbe detached por
tion of cars continued to follow, increasing
by tne descent oi grade, and, overtaking
tho portion of the train ahead, dashed
madly into its . rear, . toloscoping two '
cars and derailing three. One
of ! the three cars hurled from
the ' track wa loaded with oat.
Into which nine men had concealed thom-
elvea for the purpose of stealing a ride. '
a tne car leic tne rnus it lurnea over,
burying beneath the shiftiug oats num
ber of tho inmates and bursting o wn the
car. Six of the Imprisoned tramp man
aged to quickly emerge from their confine
ment, and had they made r.y effort to
assist their less fortunate companions, In
stead of basely deserting them, the poor
wretches might nave been rescued alive.
As it was, before the train men were aware
ot tbe fact that any one remained in the
upturned car, nie was extinct, coroner .
Jnckson was immediately notified, and last
evening took possession of the bodies. Upon
the person of one was found a certificate of
membership in the ".national nenenc
Association, of Indianapolis, Ind., of
John McGary, age twenty-four; Post
ofUee, Blaine, Belmont County, Ohio, and
payable to Jane Mctiory, bi wile; occu
pation that of a freight brokemnn;" dated
May ltl, ltKSo. On the body of tbe second
man pap-rs and article were found indi
cating that his name wa WillardF. Ewing,
Jackson, Ohio; also a photo of a beautiful
young lady, inscribed: "your loving sis
ter Eva, Portsmouth, O." On the third
corpse nothing was found that would in
any way lead to his identity. He was a
young man of about twenty -five years of
age, light comufexioned and smooth shaven.
Ho had a large wsrt on the fore-tinger of .
the right hand and one on the root of the
thumb, j. . ' - , '
Cattlemen Movlnj Out ' '
Kansas City, Mo., September IX The
Timet' Little Rock (Ark.) special says:
Cattleman are rapidly removing their
stock from the Crow reservation, in accor
dance with the order ot the InaTian Agent
Armstrong. Several owner of herds were
slow to obey, but Armstrong informed
them that he would call on the President ;
and have them forcibly ejected, by the
troops, and tne exodus became general.
Several thousand head of cattle have been
driveu out, and by the 15th, it is believed,
the reservation will be cleared.
Fatal Fire Damp Explosion.
Fittsbcrgh, Pa., September 13. Yeter
day afternoon while ISO men were at work
in the Youghiogheny Valley coal mines of
the Ashtabula Coal Company, at Guffey's
Station, on the Baltimore and Ohio Rail'
road, an explosion of fire damp occurred,
fatally injuring.William Bradley and se
riously burning James Hamilton. A num
ber of others were slightly. injured. The
damace to tho miue was very great Nino
Inspector Jenkins visited the miue lust
week, land pronounced it free from gas.
Bradley died from his injuries this evening,
aud Humilton is not expected to recover.
A Reckless Show Driver.
St. Joseph, Mo., September IX-
the parade of Adam r-orepaugir;
terdny the driver ol one oi
rr.-klMi9lv aver a little lou
Louisa Hiivmnn, brean
juiiug the. child lntc
lias lnstiinixHi i
umofil,QU'
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