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WALLACE GRUELLK, Ei.itoi:. II UtTFOitD, OHIO COUXTV, KY., WBDN'BSDVY. JANUARY 27. 1S73 HEWOKTHEWEEX. tVcliit'lfiy. Jnnunry Ji'J. Yotrplay. al Waitliintoii City, White law RcM, i lie cililor of the Xeiv York Triluuii, alter t"-stil iti before riicJWnyfi mil Means coimii litre, in tlic 1'acilic Mail matter, wan nrrefUil at the instance of !ns Shrplieril on .1 charge of libel. Extei'i- fit Ciaral inns are making at Mrmphi fiirtliccelcbrition ofManli fira., wliitW falls on the 'Jth of February this J ear. W. II Aspinwall, tiie great New York sliip owner nnl financier, died last nighr. All Europe is iniiinjr.'ivith prospect for a general war in the near future. Uermany is going to prohibit the impor lation of American jotatocs into thai country. Serious alarm was felt in Ret ne yester day for the health of the Pope.. About three Iiundivd convicts revolted yesterday afternoon nt the llisfonri peni tentiary, but the uprising was squelched without blnodidicd. The National Hotel of Louirille took its customary trip "up the ppout" yester d.iv. Six hundred persons have visited the Natural Bridge within the last ix months, each of who:n paid one dollar for viewing this wonder of nature. Some thieves entered the bedroom, of Mrs. Campbell and Miss Harriet Camp bell, of Sumter, S. C, while the ladies were ?Teeping, and carried away a Sarato ga trunk weighing 300 pounds. In a car-load of horses and mules which arrived in Richmond, Va., yesterday morning from Baltimore by the Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac railroad, three fine horses and a mule were found trampled to-dcath by their, felloiv-sufferers in the over crowded car. Senator Brownlow voted the Democrat ic ticket at toe Knoxville, Tcnn., election yesterday. On Thursday moruMig-a discharged col ored soldier, by thenameof Alex. Brown, murdered a colored girl, with whom he was living, on theCibilo, three quarters of a mile below Selma, Texas. The murder ed woman was stabbed in the neck and arm, and almost disemboweled. Death followed almost immediately, the weapon used being a butcher-knife over a foot long, which was completely covered with blood. The motive is supposed to be jealousy. The murderer gave himself up to the au thorities. Yesterday morning early, wbile Wm. Heath was blastinc rock at McMillan's Station, Tenn., a piece about the size of Ins hst struck him in the forehead, and al most instantly killed him. Thursday a man named Diekerson was killed, and W. H. Keys, late compromise candidate for the House of Representa tives, mortally wonnded, at Ilouma, La, Keys and Diekerson, the latter a man who had been canvassing the parish for the for mer during the campaign, entered a bil liard saloon in Ilouma for the purpose of playing a game of billiards. It appears that Keys' credit was not very good, and the keeper of the saroon insisted upon hav ing some security that he should be paid, and Keys accordingly placed in his hands a revolver, to be redeemed at the conclu sion of the game by payment of the usual charge for the use of the table. When Diekerson and Keys were done playing, the latter wanted his revolver back, al though he did not have money enough to pay his bill, but promised to pay at an other time. This promise was not good enough for the saloon keeper, and he de clared his intention of either getting his . money or keeping Keys' pistol. Accord ingly Keys and Diekerson attempted to forcibly obtain possession of it. In the melee, as before stated,- Diekerson was killed and Keys mortally wounded. The latter was a colored man and a member of the Legislature of 1873. JThnrwlay, Jr.nnnry 21. Charles Kingsley, the English author, was reported dying yestcrdayof inflama- tsn -f tint InnM Snow-slides are occuring almost hourly j in canons ol Utah, cour men were killed by one in Summit canon Saturday. Fifty bottles that hail contained mor phia were found in the trunk of Dora 'Johnson, who committed suicide in Vicks- 4burg the other day. .Sim Crews killed a man at New Salem, Rnsk county Texas, by beating ,him on the head with a brickbat. The killing appears to have been in self-defense. There is within six miles of the town of Burnet, Texas, a bed of beautiful marble which, according to the report of the State Geologist, is the finest in the world, and is in places thirty feet thick. A colored woman named Phoebe White, eighty years old, residing in Nashville, while sitting by the fire in a chair. Sun da v afternoon, 'her clothing was ignited. and to escape the horrible fate awaiting her, she Tan to the bed and hurried her self in the-clothing. Hat instead of allonl ine her any reliel, the bed was fired, and it and her clothing were actually iirying ner flesh, when Deputy Coroner Ryan, seeing smoke issuing through the roof, and thinking the house was on fire.ruahed in. and. observinc the aged woman kneel ing at the bedsidc.be laid his hand upon her tdioulder with a view to assisting her out, but. to his amazement, he only succeeded in slightly tearing away eome of her burnt flesh. At the same time ne caned lor water, obtained it, and put out her cloth ing. rriilnj', January 22. slotted to the U. S. Senate by the Massachusetts Legislature. Bay 's - . ' 1. f. (linTlal.L- ara was re-eiccieu iu uisouhk ""- ware Legislature. James E. McDonald was elected to the same by the Indiana Legislature. Francis Kernan was elected to ihe eame by the New York Legisla ture. Judge Cbristiancy, Liberal Itepuli lican, was elected to the eame, to succeed drunken 2acli Chandler, by the Michigan Legislature, Gen.. F. M. Cockrell was elected to the same by tie Missouri Leg islature. All of these arc Democrats ex cept Dawes and Chri'tiancy, and all the Democrats take the place of Republican Senators. A duel was fought near San Francisco, iCal., yesterday between two men named Zecchi and Ives. The former was hit in the shoulder. Frederick Hinhlut wa hanged at Phila delphia veMerday morning for murder. The FrexbWcrian bell of Greenville, Tctin., has not missed ringing a single day tor a year. During the wars of the criiKtdes it rang at the very utterance of every prayer, which was about twenty tmir limes a day. Some piece of ancient pottery and the rkeh-imi uf:i man lout twice as large a. i.t Mi-nt lull-grow, human being were UN i 1 1 v exliiiti ! fioni a oiut twenty ' Jut Itrt btluiv the fturlair.' L'U the Una ol Arch. McCalcb, in Williamson county. Tcnn. Some of the bones of the skele ton peri-died when exposed to the air. Riley White, convicted at the last term of the District Court at Corsicana, Texas, of the murder of Tom Tomson, will be hanged to-day. On Friday last, two negro men, named Jake Hartman and Wesley McLean, were huir' at Clayton, Barbour countv. Ala., having been convicted of the crime of murder in the first degree, at the last term of the circuit court. The parties murdered were negroes, and for little if any provociiion. They confes.cd their crime mid tonic occasion to say that so many men had escaped punishment for crime, that they thought they would get off also. A few days since a man died in the city alms house, of Richmond, Vn., nj:ed fifty two, leaving tight hundred dollars in money, and other property, the money being on dejoit in New York. Being a British subject, the Britinh consul took charge of his effects, when he discovered that he had left a will in which he nomi ted a citizen of Richmond a co-executor with three other gentlemen of New York. After making beiieststohisauntand sis ters in England and Ireland, in his will, njade in New York., September, 1870, he, by codicil, made in Richmond, in May, 1874, says- "And I do hereby direct my executors, before carrying into execution any of the bequests made in my said will, to pay to the following insurance com panies of London, England, to-wib To the Atlas Fire and Life Assurance Com pany, 100, to the Sun insurance Com pany, 100; to the Phcjenix Insurance Company XI00, to reimburse- then for money received Iit rnc in Ijiverpooi, r.ng land, in the year 1810, from the said in surance companies, paid by them to me. to which 1 believe 1 was not strictly enti tle.!." A respectable colored family in Augus ta, Ga , have owed a section in the color ed cemetery durin? the nast thirty years. and have hurried in it several of their rcWtivcs. A few days since they were as tonished and filled with indignation upon discovering that a stranger bad been in terred in the section, iliey immediately set to work to discover who was the tres passer, and after diligent inquiry ascer tained the following; It seems that a cer tain Bob Mosley was indebted to another Fifteenth Amendment whose name we did not learn, and by reason of his impecuni- o-dly was unable to liquidate the same. Knowing that Ins creditor was in search of a suitable spot in the colored cemetery to bnry a deceased relative, he went to him and offered toallow him to bury his dead in the section referred to above, pro vided the debt due by the said Bob was immediately cancelled. A bargain was at once made. Bob got his receipt, and the dead stranger was buried in the sec tion to which the aforesaid Bob had not a shadow of right or title. Later information brings out several new facts connected with the quadruple tragedy at Laconia Circle, Ark., in which the brothers Buck and Harris were killed. Alvis Buck threw and held down one of the Harrises, and sought to make him tell who shot Hale Buck several weeks before, but disclaimed any intention to shoot or stab Harris. The latter refused to reveal the name. Charles Buck had a double-barreled shotgun, and declared no one should interfere between bis broth er and Ilarris. Esq. Smith, who, it is said, was intoxicated, attempted to wrest the gun from Charles Buck. It was ac cidentally discharged, and the contents lodged in Harris' brother, a quiet specta tor, who fell dead. Just then some one shot Charles fatally, through the win dow. AlvisTan to him, when the Harris he had struggled with dicw a pistol and shot him. lie in turn drew his pistol and fired at Harris, killing him instautly. Both the Harrises lay dead on the. floor, and both the Bucks were wounded. But Alvis got Charles on horseback, and was mounting himself, when another man fired several times, inflicting five more wounds. Though mortally injured, Chas. held Alvis behind him, and rode to Shep herd's, four miles away Charles died that night; Alvis survived till the next afternoon. He was, universally liked in the neighborhood, being held in the high est esteem, and his death is generally la mented. Saturday, January 23. The mystic societies oT New Orleans have concluded not to celebrate Mardi Gras tliis year. Our efficient Superintendent of Public Instruction, Dr. II. A. M. Henderson, de livered a masterly address on the subject of popular education before the Tennessee Legislature last night. The floods have done great damage to property in California. The Salinas val ley is under water. A snow-slide in the mountains near Ge noa, Nevada, buried forty Chinese wood cutters, eight of whom were killed. Snow-slides at Big Cottonwood a".d A1 ta canons, Utah, in the past week, have killed twenty persons. Yesterday and this morning a desperate affair occurred in Mississippi county, Mo., which resulted in the death of an officer and one of his posse, and the mortal wounding of a supposed thief. Deputy Sheriff Joe Carr and a posse of five men attempted yesterday afternoon to arrest a young man named ilcnson, charged with robbery. He gave them battle, shooting and killing Carr. This morning Sheriff Swank, with a posse, renewed the attempt to arrest the now murderer.who again re sisted withfirearms, killing one of the posse and wounding another. He did not surrender until mortally wounded himself. It. Farley, a traveler from Pennsylva nia, committed suicide at Omaha, Neb., last night. Cause, destitution. Mr. John It. Byne, a well-known citizen of Richmond county, Ga., accidentally shot himself in the stomach last Saturday, producing a mortal wound. He died on Sunday morning about four o'clock. On Sunday last James F. Enox, a Dep uty Sheriff of Red River county, Texas, on a requisition from the Governor of Texas, arrested D. T. Alexander, an old citizen of Jackson county, Ark., and for roanv years living near Jacksonport, and always bear ing the name of a respectable, easy going fari?er, on the charge of murdering Jacob Akard, in Lamar 'county, Texas, twenty one years ao on thcSth of December last. Alexander is aLout seventy years old, with long streaming Ioc!s of snowy whiteness, which seem to refute tbe horrible charge brought against fiim. The prisoner ac knowledged his guilt. A few days ago eighteen or twenty con victs from the Alabama penitentiary, who were employed at the Ncwcaste coal mines, on the South and North railroad, over powered the guard, and made their escape to the mountains. One of the convicts was killed by the guard, and another wounded and captured. Itliup'-cned thus: Whileoneofthesquads were beingmarch ed to work in the early morning, a negro convict suddenly sprung upon the guard, threw his arms around him and his gun, and the others made for the woods close by, and all save two made good their es cape. In the struggle between the convict and his guard, the latter was struck with a stick, but not much hurt, and the con- vt.-f in n ttptn ntin- In mt mvntr wna clint ...... ... - "o o- J ' " - and killed by the guard. Several fine dogs wflri L-illpil And wminilnd (lift pez-nnTniT convicts witli their picks. Nearly all the runaways nave been captured, the citizens, in the neighborhood gallantly asiUting the contractors in the capture. Monday, January 25. A. S. Paddock, formerly Territorial Governor of Wyoming.was on Friday last elected to the U. S. Senate by the Legis lature of that State, to succeed Senator Tipton. He is a Republican of the Con servative stripe. Carpenler was nominated for re-election to the U. S. Senate, last Friday night, by the Republican caucus of the Wiscon sin Legislature. Mrs. John Emerson, of Bedford, N. H., who had been married but a few months, had her head literally blown from her body Friday aftcrenoon, by a double-barreled shot-gun. The affair is shrouded in mystery. Riley White, colored, was hanged at' Corskana, Texas, Friday morning for the murder of another negro. He confessed his guilt on the gallows. Last Thursday night two young men named Tipton and Webb met at a house somewhere on Consaga creek, Tenn., and a difficulty arose between them, in which Tipton shot Webb, who lived about one hour. A citizen of Richmond county has a pear tree that has produced lour crops of fruit in two years two crops each year. Are there many such trees in Texas or out of it? Frank McDermott, a youth sixteen or seventeen years of age, out hunting near Holly Springs, Miss., on Friday last, while climbing a fence", accidentally fired his gun, the contents of which lodged in his head, causing death instantly. A large and well-dressed negro, with his wife, lately pushed their way into the Methodistcliurch, at AustinTexas, taking their eeatu in front of the pulpit, where upon the steward approached them and conducted them both to a seat set apart for them. But instead or taking this seat they left the church indignantly. John Weldon was shot and instantly killed at Clanton, Baker county, Ala., a day or two ago by his son, Wm. Weldon, aged about seventeen years. The parri cide is said to have been instigated to the fearful crime by his uncle, who fled to Mississippi. The wife of the unfortunate victim, and mother of the murderer, was rendered unconscious by the terrible shock produced by the occurence, and has re mained insensible ever since. The mur derer was arrested by John Baker, the coroner of that county, and is now con fined in jail to await an examination. Mr. George McNatnara, a rock and brick mason of Griffin, Ga., received in formation last week that a rich uncle in Ireland had died, leaving him ten thou sand pounds sterling. . Ike Hooker, colored, is lobe hanged al Augusta, Ga., on the 19th of February The Chronicle savs of the final scene in the court-room: Hooper stood up in the. box, a coal black Atncan, six feet tall, with the face of a regular full-blooded negro. He is said to have weighed thirty or forty jiounds more when first imprisoned than now. His couuntenanccdid not strike us as being a very bad one. Whilst Judge Pottle was pronouncing the sentence he drew down his chin and looked straight at him under his eyebrows. There was not the slightest emotion shown until the judge said that the sheriff would permit the Kindred and tnend-j ot uooper to wit ness the execution. Ike then put his handkerchief to his eyes and quickly wiped away a few tears. After the sentence was pronounced he was taken back to jail and committed to the dungeon, heavily ironed. It is presumed that it will be perfectly useless for an appeal to be sent to the Governor, and it is very doubtful if one is ever drawn up. Houston, Texas, Telegraph: One of -the saddest, most shocking ami most impres sive scenes that ever ocenred in this city took place last night at the Opera-house. In the midst of the music, in the midrft of the play, and while the brilliant gas light illuminated the gilding and glitter of the stage, and revealed the happy faces of a pleasure seeking audience, death came silently, surely and instantaneously, and stilled" the beating of a young heart, and closed forever lips that, but a moment be fore, had parted with laughter at the oM familiar notes of "The Arkansas Travel er." Alfred Roco died in his scat so quickly and so quietly that it was almost past belief to his companions who sat by his side; and when it was seen by the pal lid face, the glazed eye, and the pulseless heart, that a corpse was in the very midst of the essembled fashion and festivity, but few realized it, and when his lifeless form was borr.e out, probably not more than a score of persons knew what had really oc curred. He was in fine humor only a few minutes before his death, and seemed one of the labt persons to be visited by sud den death. Hedied at the opening ol the scene in "Kit. the Arkansas Traveler," where the happy home of the brave far mer is broken up. The cause of Mr. Roco's death is supposed to be apoplexy but nothing is yet positively known. Tuesday, January 2G. Kingsley the English poet andnovelist, died yesterday. Judge Durham, member of congress from the Eighth District, is receiving petitions from all parts of Kentucky praying Congress to provide an amend ment to the Federal Constitution prohib iting the manufacture and importation of spirituous liquors. Thomas Sturgeon, a conductor on the Pittsburgh, Washington and Baltimore railroad, was run over and instantly killed by his own train in the yard in Pittsburg, yesterday. James Myers threw himself under the ladies' car of a train on the Cincinnati, Richmond and Chicago railroad, early yesterday morning, nt Collinsville, O., and was instantly killed, Whisky. An incendiary fire at Leavenworth, Kansas, yesterday, destroyed twelve large stables. Loss $30,000. W. A. Wcaks, the colored Assistant Secretary of State of Louisiana, was killed last night by George Parrjs, a colored tax collector, in an altercation about a woman. Indian affairs are very threatening in the neighborhood of Hiko, Nevada. Vasquez, the California bandit, has been sentenced to be hanged on March 19th. Chriftophcr Malone fatally stabbed James Kcargan at Chicago last night. CapL II. A White, leader of the Con necticut colony in Russell county, Kan sas, froze to death near his home during the recent cold spell. Hon. B. G. Coulfield, Democratic con gressman elect to the forty-fourth congress was, on Saturday, elected to the Forty third Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Hon. J. B. Rice.Republi can, from the First Illinois District. There nre eight bills to create new coun ties either introduced or about to be in troduced pnto the North Carolina Legislature. The palatial residence of J. J. House was sold at the court-house door, in HoJ. ly Springs, Miss, Monday last, for the small sum of $-1,650. The purchaser was Mr. W. A Roberts. This was the cheap est property ever sold in that town, hav ing cost originally about $15,000. A difficulty occured at a party given by Mr. Brooker, in Benton county. Miss., on Monday last, between Jcse Smith, of haulsbury, Tcnn , and William Walker, In which the latter was stabbed in the abdomen, from the effects of which he soon thereafter died. Smith pinned a cot ton cloth to the coat of Walker, which offended Walker, and was the cause of the difficulty. Smith was arrested, and after a trial before W. H. Redfearn.Esq., was sent to jail. George Carter (colored,) who lives at Oakburg, yesterday, was eating his din ner and drinking buttermilk from an iron stone china cup. Just then he heard a disturbance among flie fowls in the yard, lie rushed out, cup in hand, and saw a large hawk flying off with a chicken in his claws. Without a moment's hesita tion, he threw the cup nt the hawk and hit him on the head, bringing him to the ground, stunned. Before he recovered George had'his foot on his head, and his hawkship was dead in a few moments. A very singular case occurred at the tie-makers camp, some five miles from Denison, Texas. One of the tie-makers was sick with pneumonia, and last Sat urday (a 'very cold.day) died, as was sup posed. One of the comrades came to Denison and purchased a coffin. During his absence some of the party had taken the body out of the hut and, placed it on a board, and it remained there all night. Sunday morning, when they went to place the supposed corpse in the coffin, to their utter astonishment it was sitting up on the board. He was taken into the house and warmed up, and on Monday was im proving. A negro woman named Viney Conner committed suicide yesterday morning at Smokeyvillc by cutting her throat with a razor. Her family had for some time been in terribly destitute circumstances, her husband was dangerously ill with pneumonia, aud none of them had eaten a particle of food for three days. She had become pcrfecly desperate, and declared a short time before the fatal act that she "didn't intend to live if she had to live that way." It is such a rare thing for a negro to commit suicide that one can form some faint idea of the condition of things that forced this woman to her terrible resolution. There is a well in Sandersville, Ga., which seems to have no bottom, and to be supplied with nn inexhaustible stream of water. Repeated attempts have been made to draw all the water out, but after hours ol hard labor ly a number of hands, using ten gallon buckets, the amount of water in the well appeared to be quite as great as when the drawing commenced. At one time a keg of the dimension de scribed accidentally fell into the well. The usual means (a drag) was used to "fish" it out, but no trace of the keg could be four.d. Some people believe that a large crtek (to use their own language) flows at th bottom of this well. Ex -County Treasurer Humbert was tried Thursday nt Ojangeburg, S. C, on charges of official misconduct, and was found guil ty and sentenced to one years imprison ment in the penitentiary and a fine of $1,000. The ten indictments against Humbert and School Commissioner Mc Kinley for forgery, lie over until the next term. Humbert having changed front, no eviJcnce can now be hadagainst ex Governor Moses, and the game appears to be to make Humbert the scapegoat, while Moses and Andrews escape. Judge Reed, however, says that he is determin ed to get to the bottom of this stealage business. On Sunday night, shortly after eating supper, Dr. Sessions, Mrs. Sessions, and two or three children, at Union Springs, Aia, were sick, and nil affected the same way. 1 here was sickness at the stomach, vomiting, fuintness, and in Mrs. Sessions' case, very great prostration, with symp toms of tetanus. The doctor was lead to suspect poison. Upon investigation smok ing tobacco was discovered mixed with the sugar used on the supper table. Mr. Lawrence Barrett passed through Mobile, with his full company, on Sun day night last. On Monday night he opened at ttic varieties Theater, iNew Ur leans.in his unequalcd personation of Rich elieu, when a feeling incident "not on the bill" occurred. The grand old Cardinal returns the sword to Francois with the words "Tako away tho sword, Stat3 can bo saved without it." No sooner had Mr. Barrett's grand voice rolled out the sentiment than the perfect patness to the situation struck the house. The seats were all filled with the "ban ditti," and with one spontaneous impulse every hand in the house joined in loud, long and enthusiastic applause. Thegen tleman who described the scene to us de clares that in all his experience in New Orleans, he never heard such a kingly round of approval. It rose and fell; swelled into thunder and died away, only to rise again. The splendid interpreta tion of the lines by the greatest of elocu tionists Etruck a cord in the Southern heart; and it was full three minutes before he could proceed. During that time the Cardinal Duke sat in bis red chair; and he "was not afraid!" On last Friday a difficulty occurred in Meridian, Miss., between W. W. Chis holm, sheriff ofJCemper county.and Chan cellor Dillard, ofGainsville, Ala.,in which Judge Dillard received a severe, though it is believed not a fatal wound, from a pistol fired by Judge Chisholm. Though Chisholm and Dillard never met, there has been a great deal of enmity and hard feeling between them for scveralyears. It grew out of the killing of -Hal, Dawson, a nephew of Judge Dillard." Dawson was shot about three years since by a man named Davis, and also by Gilmer, at Scboba, and Dillard," in a publication, re flected scverely'on the conduct of Chis holm ns sheriff in reference to the prose cution. At or near Lewisburg, Tenn., one day last week, a difficulty occurred between JimEdmunsbn and. a man named Rambo. One or two pistol shots were exchanged, when Edmunson fell, severely wounded, and while he was down, a brother of Ram bo's who was by, as we are informed, ran up and stabbed the wounded man to death with a knife. Stephen Masscy, who was sentenced to ten years' imprisonment in the Tennessee penitentiary by the Supreme Court yester day, is the first man in the State who has been prosecuted to final conviction and punished by sentence to the State prison under the Kuklux act of 1S70. He was tried in Putnam county before Judge File. The proof showed that he and three or four others went to the house of a poor but respectable farmer named Watcrson, who was away from home. They broke the door down and went in. After com pelling the members of tho family to kneel, they offered a mock prayer, using the most blasphemous, vulgar and obscene language, after which Massey rushed up' to Rutha Watcr30n and seized hold of her, indicating in the mo t vulgar terms his intention to outrage her. One of his com rades interfered in behalf of the young lady, while another encouraged him. He did not. however, accomplish his purpose. The party were disguised, but were iden tified, both by positive and circumstancial evidence, beyond any doubt. Massev claimed to prove an alibi by the wife of r. orris, who was indicted with him, but the jury disregarded it, and the Supreme Court sustained the verdict. KENTUCKY NEWS. Capt. James E. Blackburn, of Wood ford, has consented to become a candidate for the State Senate. Capt- J. M. Hines, of the Bowling Green Pantagraph, announces himself a candidate for a seat in the lower branch of the State Legislature. The Calhoon Progress says that the in dications now arc that there will be a larger area planted in tobacco the present year in McLean than ever known in its history. The Princeton Banner notes a report that ex-Governor Charles Anderson, of Lyon county, will be a candidate for the State Senate in his district, composed of Lyon, Trigg, Calloway and Livingston counties. The Stanford Interior Journal says that Francis M. Cockrell, who was elec ted Senator from -Missouri last Tuesday, was born and raised in Laurel county, Kentucky, and has many relations in that part of the State. At u meeting of the Democracy Ol Jackson, on the 4th inst., delegates were instructed to vote for. Col. Jas. B. Mc Crcary for Governor, Hon. D. Howard Smith for Auditor, Richard Tate for Treasurer, Richard Sharp for Register of Land Ullice; and lor the other othces to be filled they are left to vote for any can didate they think best. Justice is quccrly administered in Bour bon county. At the recent term of the Circuit Court, at Paris, W m. Hukill was sentenced for two years' in the penitentia ry for killing Clay Richardson, while, at the same term of court, Henry Williams, for stealing twenty bushels of wheat, was sentenced to a confinement of three years and six months in that institution. A cow belonging to a colored man named George Nuckles, on Boyd's creek, Barren county, met with a singular mis fortune a few days ago. She was on the outside of a stable in which was a horse, and it is supposed that in licking through the crack3 of the stable the horse either bit or pawed off her tongue, as it was found lying in the stable, and she had not been inside of it during the night in which the accident occurred. A little daughter of Mr. F. Shader, of Bardstown, a child about ten months old, was last week seized with a sudden and voilcnt attack of illness. The symptoms were such that the nature of the disease could not be ascertained. The child had, as has since been discovered, swallowed a needle with a thread two feet long at tached. The thread carried the needle through her stomach, and the child has entirely recovered. Mardi Gras is to be celebrated at Frankfort this year with great eclat. In a fight between John and Wash Smith, brothers, in Taylor couuty, John wounded Wash severely with a knife. It is said that Fleming county isono of the few counties in Kentucky completely out of debt, and that taxes are at less rates than in roost counties. Mrs. Elizabeth Cockrell died on the Uth inst., at the residence of hcrson, Mr. John Cockrell, near Bethlehem, in Henry county, at the advanced age of one hun dred years and three months. Some butter-maker sold to a Falmouth merchant, during the holidays, a quanti ty of butter, one-half of Which was found, upon aclose Inspection, to-W lard. The'May8vilIe Bulletin (Dcm,) speak ing of Harrison Cockrill's action in con testing John D. White's seat in Congress, says: He was badly beaten and ought to be satisfied with tbe verdict of the people. The example set by Sam. McKce and other Radicals, of claiming seats to which they were not entitled, is a bad one for Democrats to follow. Some unknown man came to A. J. Bryant's near PribbleX Roads, Pendleton county, a few days since, accompanied by two children, a boy and a girl, aged about eight and ten years respectively. The man, giving some reasonable excuse, stepped outside the house, leaving the children, and has not been seen or heard from since. Tbe children, who have been kindly cared for by Mr. Bryant, know not where they are from or in what direction they came, except that they crossed the Ohio river. It is said that three-card inonte sharps are nlavine their came quite industrious ly on the St. Louis and S. E. R. W.- They have been quite successful, we un derstand, and have fleeced a number of victims. In one case, it is said, they got their man for SS00, another for $300, and we hear it said that a prominent gentle man of Earlington lost $325 on the queen. Their headquarters are at Nortonvillc, where the L., P. and S. W. R. R. crosses the St. L. and S. E. R- W., and the scoundrels, working both roads, make a pretty good thing of it. 'The Madison ville Times is of the opinion that the au thorities should give these rascal's some attention. The citizens of Bloomfield district, Nelson county, have voted in favor of re tailing spirituous liquors. Three mammoth tobacco stemmerics will be erected within the city limits of Owensboro, during the present year. The convention of the Democracy of Marion county has been called to meet at Lebanon the first Monday in February. Sylvester Manning, who was confined in the Lewis county jail last summer, charged with larceny, but escaped with Blyew, was shot in Carter county, last week, while riding a stolen horse. His brother, Martin Manning, was killed at the Same time. A young man by the name of Kountz did the shooting. Mr. James, a farmer, residing on the headwaters of Six-mile creek, about.ten miles from Frankfort, some weeks ago stumbled upon n forest memento of the great old pioneer of Kentucky, on his place, which, it seems remarkable, was not discovered before. This, however, mav be accounted for by the loneliness and out-of-the-way charactey of the lo cality. In a deep dcll; near the bans ot a little stream which is one of the con fluents of Six-mile creek, he found on a beech tree, some five or six feet from the ground, the following deeply-engraved inscription: "Daniel Boone, July 10th 1770. Mr. James proceeded to cut down the tree, and to saw a section of it con taining the inscription. The tree Irom which the block was sawed, four or five feet from the ground, was found to be thirty-three inches in diameter. The grand jury of the Circuit Court has found indictments against nearly all the saloon-keepers in Paducah for viola tion of the Sunday laws. The people of the town of Lawrence burg, Andcrsou county, have voted, with but one dissenting vote, a special school tax of twenty-five cents on the $100, in ad dition to the regular State tax. While R. H. Ferguson, of Bracken county, was cutting ice, the other day, his ax struck a large blue cat-fish under the ice, killing it instantly. It weighed six ty four pounds. Harrison Cockrill has given notice that he will contest the right of Hon. John D. White (Republican member-elect from the Ninth district, to a seat in the next Congres.t The Democratic newspapers of the Ninth district are unanimous in opposing this course. William Rochester, of Stanford, was shot and killed at Lancaster, Saturday night, by W. S. Miller, the town mar shal of the latter place. Rochester was drinking, and a very desperate character. Dr. L. L. Pinkerton, a prominent preacher in the Christian Church, is hopelessly ill at Lexingtou. Gen. John C. Breckenridge is nearly well again. There are now 729 convicts in tha Ken tucky penitentiary. Although the whites in Kentucky outnumber the negroes as six or seven to one, there are S3 'more negroes in the penetantiary than whites Of the whole number the city of Louis ville furnishes about one fifth there be ing about 150 there from thatcity now. Young Eddie Foster of Boyd county, and now an undergraduate of Yale, is, for his age, among the finest scholars in tbe United States. He is a natural mathe matician, having long since mastered that important branch ot education, and an adept in the languages, having mastered tliA flermnn, French, BnaniaH, Italian. Greek, Hebrew, Syriac, Arabian, San skrit, etc. Elder Thos. P. Dudley is quite ill at his residence in Lexington The Gazette, referring to this, says: Notwithstanding his great age and bis severe labors, in the army in his youth, when he was with Jackson at New Orleans and with Harri son iu the Northwest, and- fifty years of uninterrupted pulpit services since, he has generally been vigorous and healthy. We have two more jail escapes to record this morning The Frankfort Yeoman of Saturday says that last Thursday two ne groes and a white man, S. Stabball, in jail for horse-stealing, and John Smith and Jim Uaily, in for burglary and rob bery, made a rush for the door, Smith knocking Lawler down and Baily throw ing a bucket of water in his face, on their way out. The two negroes then ran out, and meeting Mrs. Lawler, the jailer's wife, at the door, knocked her down while she was in the act of closing it. Stabball, who had been brought from Henry county for safe-keeping, had man aged to break the chains on his ankles, but, in attempting to jump upon the jailer while that officer was still down, was so. impeded by his shackles that he fell upon his prostrate body. Then, after kicking the jailer in the side and on the head, he jumped up and made his escape through the open door, ihe alarm, however, was at once given by ringing the police bell, and immediately some twenty per sons were in hot pursuit. Stabball not being able to make much headway with the chains on his ankles, was recaptured and brought back within a few minutes after his exit. The two negroes, having a better start and being unimpeded by shackles, escaped, and have thus far elu ded arrest Last Monday night George Seward and Samuel Great house broke jail atScottsville, Allen county.and made their escape by prizing off the poplar plank fencing which held in the iron bars of the window. Tun Mt. Sterling Sentinel facetiously remarks that "Moutgomery hcad3 the column for General "Williams." It could have added, in all seriousness: "And brings up the rear." We are Iu receipt of the Lutesville Herald, a very handsome quarto pub lished at Lutcsville, Ho., by our friend Tuos. M. Joiinsok, a young man who does not belie the bright promise of his boyhood. The Herald is a paper of which any publisher would be proud. If nothing will do but a heroic tick et, in the name of all the gods at once give ua one with a Homeric twang: a Hector at the head and a Pakis at the the tail: for instance, General Jons Sougiium AVilllyms for Governor, and General SxErnEX G. Burbridge for Lieutenant Governor. A correspondent at Rockport is anx ious to know what the "S." stands for in Gen. "Williams' name. "We are gratified to relieve his anxiety. It stands for Sorghum. The Generals strongest hold on future fame consists in the fact that he is the inventor of a molasses to which, with characteristic egotism, ho gave his middle name. Ho wonder the mortality list is in creasing so frightfully, when such jack asses as. Dr. Octerloxy, of the Louis ville Medical School, occupy chairs in our medical institutions. The young doctors they prepare and hurl upon a patient and unsuspecting people are no more nor less than drummers for grave yards. The Paris Kentucldan is mistaken. It was not an old story revamped, but a veritable occurrence. Nor did it oc cur in Louisville, but in Hopkinsville, as we stated. And the gentleman who experimented so successfully upon old Sorghum waa a gallant Confederate soldier, and is a gentleman of unim peachable veracity. With wise discrimination and a hap py conception of the eternal fitness of things, the editorofthe Richmond Ileg hicr calls upon CraddoCK of the Paris True Kentuclcian to offer at the next meeting of the Press Association, a res olution to abolish the dead-hea'd busi- nes3 among Kentucky editors, and promises to give the resolution his hear tiest support. Craddook will be dead sure to do it. If there is hut one etu tor in the wide, wide world who hates the railroad free pass and hotel free lodging abominations with a hatred bor dering on ferocity, Craddock: is that solitary anu iiiciuiuu nmivuuuu. "We notice a couple of triflincr inac curacies and an important omission in the military biography of General Sor ghum now Koinp; the rounds of the In the first place, Burbrhxje didn't have ten thousand men at Saltville, or anything like that number. Secondly, ucn. j. oOrghum did not whip Bur bridge, but was badly whipped by him. The explanation of the causes that forced the Confederate "War Office to suspend him from military command is the omission we detect. The author ities at Richmond were not so much in the habit of suspending, officers who, with handsful of men, case down on the Yankees like wolves on the fold. and routed them by the ten thousand, that old SoEGiiUM'a case drops in quietly and naturally among the matters of course. As he is run ning on hi3 military history, let us have the full and' true story ot his warrior life. 'If Sorghum is really a hero, it is high time we were finding it out. HON. JAMES B. MeCREARY. Thb distinguished gentleman arrived in our town Thursday afternoon, and remained with us until next day at noon, not so much with electioneering intent as to view the scenes of his fath er's early manhood. Although a resi dent of Madison county, Col. McCrea- RY comes of good old Ohio county stock. Ohio has done much in the matter of furnishing Kentucky with distinguish ed sons and gifted daughters, and she is not at all ashamed of the specimen of the former presented in the person of the subject of this article, whom, though not "native and to the manor bora," we may claim as one of our county's grandchildren. Col. McC'reary b in the forties, of medium height, full habit, dark hair (showing threads of silver), beautifullv dark and expressive brown eyes, and handwme face and presence. He is a lawyer by profession, and is held in high esteem by the bar of his section; and personally and socially he is a favorite with all classes and parties where he w best known. A Democrat in politics, he is not bigoted or fanatical in his opinions. Possessed of a high order of intellect his judgment is evenly balanc ed, and 'so much under control that it cannot be swayed this or that side by- partisan considerations. Quiet and un assuming in manners and conversation, he favorably impresses every one with whom he comes in contact. And bet ter, almost, than all else, he is a sober man. And that is the only character of men to place in responsible office. Col. MoCreary has been entrusted by liis constituency with important po sitions, and he has ever performed the duties delegated to him to their supreme satisfaction. For eight sessions he has represented Madison couuty in the Leg islature, and for four sessions he filled the important and by no means sinecure position of Speaker of the House of Representatives, presiding over the de liberations of the body with dignity and fairness, and displaying rare ability a a presiding officer. He is a candidate for the gubernato rial .nomination. He is a man to be trusted. Ho would make an excellent Governor. He is a keen and logical debater, a pleasant and entertaining speaker, and would make a brilliant and successful canvass. A3 Ohro has no son of her own to put forward for the office, her Democracy could not do better than to range themselves under the banner of her son's son, who wonld lead them gallantly aud gloriously to certain and proud victory. August Election, 1875. Fajette Hewitt, of Hardin count j, is a can didate for tbe office of Auditor of ' Public Ac counts at tbe August election, I87i. Subject to the action of tbe Democratic; ConTention sailed fer May C, 1875. The Hartford Seminary. Tbe Fourth euion of this school, under the control of J. E. Hajnei, Principal, and llis Emma Haines, Assistant, will commence on Monday, February 22, 1S75, and continue for twenty weeks. Term Per Session. Primary Department $18 00 Junior IS 00 Senior 20 00' German (extra) 5 00 No contingent fee. German children will not be charged for Ger man. One half of tbe tuition fee to be paid in ad vance, and the remainder when the session is half out. No deduction for absence except in cases of protracted illness.. It Is Tery important that pupils be in at endanco at the commencement of the session. Total number of of pupils in attendanco last session lOt. J. E. HAYNES, Principal. n4 lm JAS. X. THOHAS, 4. N-1TT. JAS. A. THOMAS fc CO. HARTFORD, ET. Dealers in ttaple and fancy DRY GOODS, Notions, Fancy Goods, Clothing, Boots and Shoes, Hat's and Caps. A Urge" assortment of these goods kept constantly on hand, and wilt be sold at the Tery lowest cash price, nol ly