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Citissiis' National Bank, OF HILLSftOEOt'Cir, OHIO. CAPITAL SI 00,000 SURPLUS 16,000 Directors. DAVID NOItt.F., J. C. ORROO. WILLIAM SIDIT. KUAS (IVKKMAS, J. J. PL'GSl.KV, K. I. BVMUAUNKR, JUHX L. WEST. Officers. J, ". CRKUH. President. WILLIAM sco'fT, Vice-President. C. M. (H KSMAN, Calii-r. O. S. PRICE, Assistant Cashier. Does a General Banking and Exchange Business. IIILLSKOROI Gil. OHIO. THURSDAY, - - MAY 20, 1880 win i iimn win ii iiihihwi i iM'inwim TOWN AND COUNTRY. E. L. B0ARDMAN, - - - LOCAL EDITOR. Mr. John Nelson has been appointed agent for the narrow-gauge at this place, Hillslioro will send a big delegation to the May Musical Festival, this week. Head Spargur & Quinn's new "ad." in this issue. Mr. Johnnie Bell left last Saturday, on a flying visit to St. Louis. The Democratic Congressional Conven tion will he held in this oily on the 2Slh of July. Judge Steel came over from Chillicothe Saturday evening, and spent Sunday with his family. Hunter's celebrated baud, of Chillicothe, will furnish the music for the Catholie pio nic, at the Fair "Grounds, June 3d. John O'Connell has finished the founda tion for the new treasury safe, and it will probably be put in place this week. Our expended report of the murder trial this week crowds out a great deal of local We understand the clergy of the city are opposed to the observance of Decoration Day on Sunday. The street-sprinklers started last Wed nesday, and are succeeding pretty well in keeping down the d.ist. Miss Lon Murray and Miss Fetra, of the Institute, spent Saturday and (Sunday at Mrs. J. Bovd Herron's, on Southern Ave- Mr. Tom Nolsoa returned last week from Indianapolis, Lud., where he has been engaged in the carriage-painting business for ft couple of mouths. Tom don't like the Hoosiers. Professor A. J . Davidson will lecture in the City Hail Thursday evening, on "The Dark Contiuent," for the benefit of the "Wesley an Methodist church of this city. Tarn out and give him a full house. Dr. Arthur Noble and wife, of "Winches ter, accompanied by Miss Mattie Boyd, of Uipley, who is visiting them, spent Mon day at the Kramer House, as the guests of Col. David Noble. The City Council of Washington C. H. have passed an ordinance to build a rail road from Washington C. H. north to Staunton, as a link in the line of the Co lumbus fc Masviile Railway. Gen. Hurst, ot" Chillicothe, will deliver the oration at Greenfield on Decoration Day. His eloquent aculress in this place last year, on the same occasion, will not soon be forgotten by thosa who heard it. Fishermen should remember that all fishing, otherwise than with hook aud line, is unlawful during the spawning season, from May 1st to June loth, except iu the lakes and canal rrservoirs. Mr. Lon Nullon returned "home from Colorado last Saturday evening. He re ports his mining prospects very good, but there has been so much snow the past win ter that the mines cannot yet be success fully worked. - Mr. Gilbert Holmes and daughter, of "Warren county, Iowa, and .Mr. G. W. Holmes and daughter, of Eiggsville, Ills., are visiting their father, Mr. Jacob Holmes, of this township. Both gentlemen ca.Ied at the News office on Mondav. The Convent school at St. Martin's, Brown county, which was lately closed on account of St. Vitus's d.Dce. breaking out among the pupils, Lts been reopened, and most of the scholars who Tcre affected have come back cured, after a t'bort rest at home. Rev. David Copeland, President of Wy oming Seminary, Kingston, Pa., formerly President of our Female CoIUge, preach ed at the M, E. Church last Sunday morn ing; ne "received" his old friends and pnpils after the sermon, and some time was spent in hand-shaking. The Lebanon Star thus speaks of Miss Cora Gordon, after copyiug our item in relation.to her Reading before the Insti tute : Miss Gordon is a Warren county girl. Her home is at Foster's. She is a sister of Jim Gordon, ("Ithuriel" of the Enquirer.) and Mrs. Milton Clark, of Lebanon. We are glad to learn of her success. She is a yonug lady of talent and energy, and tie serves to succeed. A CARD. THE LAWN FETE POSTPONED. Editor News From the fact that many are expecting to attend the May Festival in Cincinnati, and the "Smith Family" hav ing made other engagements, could not be fcera on the 22d, tha '-Lawn Fete" men. tioned iu last week's paper, has been de ferred until Tuosday, the 2-"th of May, ct which time the "Smithses" are expected to give one of their rare and pleasing enter tainments, in the Chapel of Highland In stitute. Doors open at 7 o'clock. Re freshments wiil bo nerved any time during the evening to all who may desire. Come -early, that yon may procure a good seat. The admittance fee being small, none can afford to niis the troat of seeing and .hearing the VSmithscs." Sf.cbktakt. C. of to of THE "SMITH FAMILY." PROGRAMME OF THE ENTERTAINMENT AT THE INSTITUTE. We have been furnished with the follow ing programme of the "Smi:li Family," to be given at the Institute next Tuesday evening: Salutatory Smith family. Ode to the Departed (Fence) By Pater Familias Smith. Soprano Solo from Seiniramide By Miss Smith, of doubtful age. Lullaby,(Emmett) By John Smith. Anticipations Smith Family at large. Ode to the Expected Guest By the entire Family. Puncliello By Mary Ann Smith. Baby Smith Solitaire By Baliy Smith' Valedictory Mrs. Smith. Doors open at 7 o'clock, performance be gins promptly at S, Admission 25 cents, children 10 cents. of a The Catholic Church is to undergo a thorough renovation and re-painting, soon Mr. Carlisle Barren-, (if Chillicothe, spent Sunday in the city. Rev. Geo. B. Beecher preached at the Presbyterian Church, Sunday evening. Whit-Sunday was observed at the Epis copal Church, last Sunday, aud llie church was handsomely decoratod. The Lawn Fete, at the Institute, is the chief topic of conversation among the young folks, just now. Mr. Henry Turner, of Huntsville, Texas, is visiting rolatives in the western sub urbs. Ryan Tucker replaced the lightning rod on the spire of the City Hull last week. A handsome little woather-cock now orna ments the spire. The many friends of the charming Miss Emma Inskeep, of Madison, Ind., are de lighted to see her among her fHonds in this city again. Rumor says she is here to attend the wedding of one of Hillsboro's fairest and most accomplished ladies. Mr. Charley Carlisle, of Missouri Valley, Iowa, formerly of this city, spent Satur. day and Sunday here with relatives, ac companied by Lis young bride. They re turned home from a pleasaut wedding tour Monday morning. Death of Postmaster Barrere. Postmaster J. M. Barrere, who has been lying ill for several months past, died at his residence at 2 o'clock last Monday afternoon. He was horn in Fleming county, Ky., July 4!, 1800, and was one of the oldest residents of our county, lie was ft sincere Christian, a good citizen , and hud been a brave soldier. He v-as one of the oldest Masons in the State, and at the time of his death was Prelate of the Highland Commandery. He had also been Past Grand Master of the (Jraud Cnucil of the State. A waut of space prevents more extended notice in this issue. The funeral services will he held at his late residence on South lligh street, at S o'clock to-morrow (Wednesday) afternoon, and he will be buried with Masoaic honors, the Highland Commandery acting as an csctrt. Maj. Blackburn to Deliver the Oration on Decoration Day. "We are informed by the Committee that Major C. H. Blackburn, of Cincinnati, now in attendance here at Court, has agreed to deliver the oration in this city on Decora tion Day. Major Blackburn will no doubt do justice to the occasion, as he is a fine speaker. Major Blackburn was Adjutant of the 52d O. V. I. Decoration Day. The Committee of Arrangements for Decoration Day, held a meeting at the Grand Jury room last Friday evenin" All the sub-committees are requested to complete their arrangements by noxt Fri day, and all the old soldiers are urgently requested to meet with the various com mittees, next Friday evening, at the same place. Next Sunday week is the day set for the ceremonies, and we trust the ar rangements will be completed in time to insure a proper and successful observance of the time-honored custom. Sines the above was in type, we have re ceived the following official notice : The Committee on General Arrange ments, for the decoration of soldiers' graves, desire that all other committees make their report to the meeting to be held at the Court House, Friday evening, the 21 st inst., that said Committee may bo enabled to prepare a programme for next weeks' publication in the county papers. J. L. HILL, Chairman. H. U. Maddox, Secretary. THE MURPHY ANNIVERSARY. A GOOD MEETING—THE FRIENDS OF THE CAUSE ENCOURAGED. The Third Anniversary of the Inaugu ration of the Mnrphy Movement in this city, was celebrated at the City Hall last Saturday afternoon and evening, by meetings.-well calculated to encourage the friends of Temperance. The afternoon meetings were well attended, and were very interesting, aud in the evening the large hall was filled with a fine audience. The meeting was led by Capt. E. M. De Bruin. There were no regular addresses, but brief remarks were made by quite a number, including Capt. DeBruin, Judge Thompson, Rev. D-iviu Copeland, of Kingston, Pa., J. W. Doggett, Mayor Bee son, A. W. Thornburg, and others. It was what might be termed a general Tem perance class-meeting. All the Murphy veterans were on hand, smiling and look ing as happy as sun-flowers, aud a general spirit of rejoicing 6eemed to pervade the meeting for the great good that had been accomplished. The fiue music of the choir was one of the most attractive features of the evening, and was greatly enjoyed. We are gratified at the success of the an niversary, and regret that the crowded Condition of our columns prevents us from giving" it a more extended notice. THE FAIR. A NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS APPOINTED. WHO WILL MEET NEXT SATURDAY. A meeting was held at the Court House last Saturday afternoon, to hear the re port of the Committee appointed at a pre vious meeting, to make arrangements for another Fair. Col. Pope was made Chair man, and E. L. Iloardman Secretary, and Mr. J. S. Black reported for the Commit tee the following gentlemen, to constitute the Board of Directors, from which the onlcers will be selected: Isaac Larkin, Col. Wm. H. Trimble, D. Scott, Thomas Mitchell, Robert G. Rboades, Cyrus Newby, J. N. Morrow, W. C. Edwards, W. W. H. Huff, Dr. A. T. .Johnson, Jno. Bogart, James Brown, Hon. H. 0. Dawson, Abraham Mowry, H. H. liedkey, L. Vanwiukle, Geo. Ilaigh, Geo. W. Doggett, James Patton, Jno. Hiatt, Hon. J. L. nughes, Allen West, Elias Overman, Jacob Grim, Wat Littler and Joseph Shafer. Ou motion, the report was accepted and the Committee discharged, and a meeting of the Board was appointed for next Sat urday afternoon, May 22d, at 2 o'clock, at the Court House. It is hardly necessary to ergo the importance of a full attendance of the Board at the meeting nest Saturday. OfficeiB are to be elected, and arrange ments made for the Fair, which muBt be done at once, if a Fair is to bo held this fall. Premium Flower Seeds, &c. NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS. Those of our subscribers who are en titled to Flower Seeds and copies of the "Home Guide," under our premium offer of last winter, can get them by calling at the office, or sending a written order. April 2"J, 1SS0. ap22tf Ohio State Journal. We will furnish tiie Weekly Ohio State Journal, containing full reports of the Legislative proceedings and other news of the State capital, together with the State Journal "Almanac and Handbook" for 1SS), at 1 a year, to subscribe of the Nkws. I he Journal is anexcellent paper, and the Almanac and Handbook contains a great deal of useful information. Adiiress Publisher News, Hillsboro. feblytf. GUILTY! ROBERT FRASIER CONVICTED OF SHOOTING WITH INTENT TO KILL. As we went to press last week the trial of Robert Frasier ws in progress, for shooting with intent to kill, at David Rol lins. It was expected that it would oc enpy the remainder of the week, but the evidence was all iu by Wednesday morn ing, and the case was submitted to the jury without argument. They were out but 4 minutes, when they returned a verdict of guilty as to the first count of the indict ment, shooting with intent to kill, but not gailty as to the second, shooting with intent to wound. The testimony did not differ materially from that given at the prelimi nary examination, which was published in the News, and therefore we do not con' aider it necessary to re-produce it. By request of his counsel, Frasier's sen- tencc was deferred, but he is booked for the Feuitentiary ure, and his conviction is genorally regarded as a righteous one. He took the matter very coolly, seeming to regard the entire performance as a joke The trial attracted a great deal of public attention and was largely attended. DECORATION DAY. A SUGGESTION TO THE COMMITTEE OF ARRANGEMENTS. The undersigned is constrained to urge that our friends, who are making arrange ments for the observance of Decoration Day, re-consider their action in naming Sunday, the 30th inst., as the (lay. "A great deal of labor is necessary on Decoration Day that should not bo asked of people on the Sabbath.. There will, necessarily, be much confusion breaking in upon the proper quiet and rest of the Sabbath, and in some measure upon the services of our churches. Many will also be hindered from attending church on that day. Io other places, another day hat been named, as at Indianapolis the 20th, and at Cincinnati the 31st. There is surely no call for us in Hillsboro to be singular, and especially where this singularity discredits the Sabbat h. Some may have no conscience in the matter, but others have ; and I respect fully submit that it is neither generous nor fair, that the preferences of some should over-ride the consciences of others. I am not speaking simply for myself. I know that I express the feeling of a con siderable portion of our community. W. J. McSURELY. C. & M. RAILWAY. ANNUAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS NEXT TUESDAY TO ELECT A BOARD OF DIRECTORS. We are still without anything later or more definite from Columbus, in regard to the completion of the C. & M. Ry., but un derstand the Directors are in daily expec tation of the decision of the Columbus capitalist', who have the enterprise in hand. The regular annnal meeting of the stock holders will be held in this place next Tuesday, between 1 and 6 o'clock, P. M., at the office of the Company, on High street, for the election of a Board of Di rectors for the ensuing year, k is expect ed that by that time, the Board will have something definite from Columbus, to lay before the Stockholders. Mr. Jacob Chapman, of Paint township, owns a cow that has givea birth to four calves in eleven months! Two gets of twins ! Wh can beat her ? i r IIllllro Irice ciirreni . Corrected Weekly by Soott Roads, Wholesale uu m-iau irocsrsnn rroauce tiealers. For the Weekending Tuksday, May 18.1S80. BUYING PRICES FOR (IfllFNTHV PBiinrelf Dealers are uaviuff the following nrWa fnr ih. iuue articles nameu : W heat, Red, bushel , 1 o.)a 1 OS P"rn 4Sa 47 30a 35 1 imothy Seed, bushel a Flax Seed sua 1 (H) Flour, cwt 2 75a i 87 Corn Heal, bushel 50a W Potatoes, a Sweet Potatoes, bush ...a... Wtite Beans, bushel 1 uia 1 25 Dried Apples, lb ." 4a 7 rrachea 7a Green Auolea 9 s !b' 7 S 7 5 Feathers, a Butter, Ki'9, dozen Bacon Hams, lb " bides 14 Shoulders Lard ".. Hay, ton Sorghum Molasses, gal Wood, cord, Tallow, lb 3oa 14a a , 4,!a 7a 1 10 0ual2 00 J5a 30 2 SOa 3 00 Wool, ncecc, lb , 4oa 5 -. luo-wasnea ana picked . ' unwashed , . ., Live chickens, dor Poultry Dressed Lressed Chickens doz Turkeys, lb . Live TurkeyB per ........ Honey, lb toa 4S 3a an 2ua 2 so 14a IS LIVU STOCK Beeves, .. 3 60a 3 00 .. S 80a 4 00 . 3 60a 4 00 .. 3 75a 4 (10 .. 3 25a 3 SO cwt, grosa shipping Sheep per cwt Hogs, cwt gross , Stock Hogs " RETAIL PK1CES OF GROCERIES A PRODUCE vrucenes anu utm.r articles retail trom storcB following prices: Siurar, N. o. lb sa, 9 " Refined, Crashed & Powdered. 10a 12 Coffee, Rio ? 18a 20 " Jva SOa 33 Tea, Imperial, V. H. and G. P 40a 1 00 " Black 60a 1 00 'Japan a 80 Candles, Common a 15 " Star a s0 Cheese, factory 10a Is Flour, good family brand, cwt a 3 23 ' bhl acau Buckwheat Flour, cwt Fish Mackerel, Ho. X, tf obi 3 60a 4 50 bill 2 00a 2 25 Kits sua 00 Fih White, X bhl a 6 no Kits a 1 Wi Molasses, N. O a 70 - Sorghum 4ua 60 Golden Syrup ........... M tioa 05 Lard Oil - a 80 Coal Oil 20a 25 Hominy a 3 Salt, Kanawha and Ohio, bbi.......... a 1 60 Hams, City sngarcu-ed...... 11a 12 Clover Seed, bu....H a Sapling do .... a .. ." Timothy Seed, bo. a Brooms, single....... 20a 25 Kice, lb 9a 10 Starch. Ib 6a 8 Cincinnati W haleanlv Prices, For the week ending Monday evening, May 17, 1BSO, Carefully corrected from Tuesday's City Dallies Wheat, While, ba 112a 1 1C Wheat, Amher.. t 10a 1 1i Whfat, Red, bu 1 Ida 1 15 Corn 40a 43 Oats , 33a 38 Bariey, fall 87a 97 Hay, haled, ton ...10 OOals 6J Clover Seed, lb 6,a 7 Timothy Seed 2 GUa 2 70 Flax Seed 1 2ia I "0 Flour, superfine, bhl 3 40a 3 sr. Flour, tamily v..4 90a 5 25 Butter, prime roll, lb 15a 23 Etrie, doz 8a Ciieese, factory, lb Jl'a 12 White Beans, hu 75a 1 so Feathers, lb a 45 Wool, Ohio and Ind. fleece-washed.. 4"a 45 Apples, green, bbl 8 26a 4 75 Apples, dried, lb 7,J4a S Peaches, dried 6a 9 Tallow, rendered.... 5)48 5 Mess Pork, bbl 10 26al0 5U Lard, lb Oa 8 Hams, sugar-cured ya 10 Salt, Kanawha and Ohio River, hbl..l 26a 1 fiu Sugar, N. O., lb 7k;a b v Sugar, Relined sa H Molasses, j. kj., gai Syrups, Refined Sorghum Tea, Y. H., Imp. and G. P 46a 62 ar,a Vf.a 2fta :ina 47 33 S5 90 l Tea, Oolong Colfee, Rio Mackerel, No. 1, bbl 12Va 10 5('u2S (III 4 Boa ii SO White t lsh, half-barrel Brooms, doz Cotton, common to fMir, lb Tobacco, Ouio Seed Leaf, cwt.... 1 :isa 3 ui) 1 S0:ll4 OU luce, Iti ia 8 Soap, German a 5 Starch, lb 31, a 65; Potatoes, hush 25a U3 Oil, Coal, Refined, gal S i, a 9 tin, i.ara, gai oa .ns Oil, Linseed a 7$ Chickens, iivc, doz 2 50a 3 75 Turkeys dressed, lb ..a Turkeys, live, lb Sii 9 Whisky, gal a 1 111 Cosl, delivered, H.V. tv Yough'g'ny 10a 12 C011I, delivered. Ohio River a 9 a 1 L1VK STOCK. Hog, cwt., gross 3 9i!i 4 so lluuvr.s, cwt., gross 1 76a 4 65 Sheep aud Lambs, cwt., groia.....3 SOa 7 2S LINK'S LIBERTY IN THE HANDS OF A JURY. THE LINK-PAVEY MURDER TRIAL COMMENCED LAST THURSDAY, AND TESTIMONY FOR THE STATE ALL IN. A DETERMINED FIGHT BY COUNSEL ON BOTH SIDES. INTRODUCTION BY THE STATE OF AN ANONYMOUS LETTER TO DORA PAVEY, WHICH THEY TRY TO PROVE WAS WRITTEN BY LINK. OPINIONS OF EXPERTS IN THE MATTER. THE QUESTION A VERY IMPORTANT ONE. WHICH WILL HAVE GREAT BEARING ON THE CASE. GREAT INTEREST MANIFESTED BY THE PUBLIC. COMPLETE REPORT OF THE TRIAL UP TO FOUR O'CLOCK THIS (TUESDAY) AFTERNOON. Contrary to the general expectation, the Link-Pavey murder trial oommenced last Thursday morning. We announced in our last issuo that it would probably not begin until this week, but as the Frasier trial was finished sooner than was anticipated, the Link case was taken up immediately, and is now fully under way. All day Thursday was consumed in getting a jury, special venire being issued for fifteen ju rors, but only four of them were exam ined, and the jury is composed of nine of the regular jurors and three of the special venire. The examination of the jurors and their names are given below. The counsel in the case are Messrs. S'.oane & Hough, and Hon. Mills Gardner, of Washington O. H., for the defense, and Prosecuting-Attorney John T. fl.ire Gov. Alphonso flart and Major C. H. Blackburn, of Cincinnati, for the State. There is of course great interest mani fested by the public, and the Court-room is crowded from morning till night. There are about 110 witnesses in the case all to gether, but it is expected that the trial will be finished this week. The crime is familiar to our readers, having been committed only a year ago, on the night of May 3d, 1879, and fully reported in the News at the time. It will ha iommHArirl tbnf. no ttiA nlcrhfr TAfprrA w , .v - .-.w -t-- to, John Link, a step-son of Samuel Pa. vey, shot and instantly killed his step-fath er and also his step-brother, Leroy Taylor Pavey, near their residence, about two miles north of Leesburg. As the trial of Link is now in progress, we refrain from any further comment on thecase, but pre sent our readers with a full and accurate report of the testimony, prepared express ly for the News, by Mr. Charles W. An derson, a young stenographic reporter, of this place, who has discharged his duty in manner which does him great credit. THURSDAY, May 13, 1880. At 10.30 A. M. the case of The State vs. John Link was called, and the Judge asked if theState was ready. Prosecuting Attor ney Hire replied that they were ready, and Mr. Sloane answered in the affirma tive for the defense. Prosecuting 'Attorney Hire then read the indictment, and Link answered, in b firm and steady, voice, "Not Guilty." The examination of the jurors then com menced. ' H. N. IIixson was examined by Gov. Hart. He is a farmer, ami lives m. r air field tp. Was not on grand jury that found indictment. Had not formed or expressed any opinion as to guilt or innocence of Link. Was not related to any of the par ties, and' had not been subper.aed as wit ness. Knew of no reason why he could not act as ay impartial juror. He was then examined by Mr. Sloane very briefly, who said he was qualified. Samx. Mc Clche, examined by Gov. Hart. Is a farmer; lives in Fairfield tp. near New Lexington ; knew of no reason why he could not act impartially; passed. S. J. Stafford. Lives in Fenn tp. Harness-maker, had not formed, or express ed any opinion. Is related remotely to the Faveys ; is a sixth cousin of Sam Pav ey. Knew ot no reason why he could not act as an impartial juror in the case. Ex amined by Mr. Sloane: witness's rela tionship is on the Stafford side. Never had formed nor expressed any opinion as to the .guilt or innoceneeof Link. Mr.Sloane objected to the witness on the ground of relationship, but the Court held that the relationship was so slight that the chal lenge could not be sustained. Jonathan Focst examined. Lives in Pricetown, Salem tp.; is a merchant. Had never formed or expressed any opinion and is not related to any of the defendants or counsel. Had read sketches in the news papers, but never formed any opinion. Passed. Wm. Vance. Lives in Union township; is a farmer. Had formed or expressed no opinion. Knew of no reason why he could not act as an impartial juror. By Mr. Sloane Thought he had not read any ac counts of the case, and was ignorant of the facts. Passed. Jno. Tkdrick. Is a farmer ; lives in Newmarket tp. Had not formed or ex pressed any opinion. No relationship ex isting. Knew of no reason why he could not act as an impartial juror. Never heard any opinions expressed, and was free from all prejudice. Passed. ' Gkouce W. Carr. Lives in Whiteoak tp.; is a farmer. Had not formed any opin ion and the facts were never related to him. Passed. Saml. C. Murray. Lives in Green field ; harness maker. Had read the news paper accounts, but formed 110 opinions from them. No relationship existing. Passed. Robinson Smith. Lives in Madison tp.; had been a farmer, but now has no reg ular business. No relationship. Knew of no reason why he could not act as an im partial juror. Didn't th ink he had read any accounts. Read the Greenfield paper. Passed. Jno. A.Patterson. Lives in Liberty tp.; a farmer. Had formed or expressed no opinion ; no relationship. Mr. Sloanerftat ed he had a suit for Mr. Patterson, against tne u. JH. Ky. I'assed. Wm. RomcRTS. Lives in Fairfield to.: is farmer. Had formed an opinion in the case, from what he had read in the papers, but could render an impartial verdict. assea. John Roads. Lives in eastern tiart of Paint tp. Had formed or expressed no opinion. Knew of no reason whv he could not act as an impartial juror. Pass ed. The Court inquired if there would be any peremptory challenges. The State re plied they did not know of any, but would like to have until after dinner to make in quiries. The Court said it could not grant the time, and the State's counsel retired fo consultation. After a few moments they returned and said they would excuse Mr. win. ance. lhe Prosecutor asked for a special venire. The Court ordered the Sheriff to issue a special renire, and admon ished the jury to have or hear no discus sion in regard to the case. A recess was then taken until half-past 1 o'clock. 1? : . : .. r 1 1 ja.iiiiimiiioi 01 jurors resumed special venire. Wm. H. Morrow was excused, on the ground that he is a brother-in-law of Hon. Mills Gardner, one of defendant's counsel. 1. L. Ayeeh. Had read the accounts in the papers, and formed an opinion. Chal lenged by the State and challenge sus tained. Mr. Ayressaid if the same testi mony was given here as he had read in the papers, he would form the same opinion. otherwise would nit. Thought he could act impartially. Excused. Elisiia Krvis. Lives in Lilx-riv tp.; is a farmer. Had formed or expressed noopin ion as to the guilt of the prisoner. Is no relative of Liuk or the Faveys. Knew of I no reason why he could not render an im partial verdict. Passed by the State. Examined by defense. Had talked to no witness ; and heard no one state the facts of the case who professed to know. Pass ed by defense. The Court asked if the defense had any peremptory challenges to make, and they excused Robinson Smith, of Madison. Milton Semans. Lives in Liberty tp.; is a farmer. Had formed or expressed no opinion as to guilt or innocence of Link. Is not related to any of the parties con cerned. Knew of no reason why he could not act as au impartial juror in the case. Passed. The Jury was accepted, and defense ask ed that the jurors should notbe sworn until to-morrow morning, as there were some witnesses not yet heard from. The Court said the jury must be sworn this evening. At this point, one of the jurors, Saml. McClure, of Fairfield tp., rose in his seat and said that he had hoped something might occur which would excuse him. Judge Minsball, Bmiiing, replied, that he had no doubt there was not a man on the jury who did not wish the same thing, and the laugh was on Mr. McClure. The jury was then sworn. Witnesses who were present were also sworn, when Gov. Hart stated that the State wished the jury to go and view the ground where the murder was committed. The Defense also wished them to go, but did not know who was the proper person to go along witli them. Judge Minshall said he had inquireiTas to the ground, and he would go with them. He said he would appoint Manlove Adams to attend them but the State objected on the ground that he was a bondsman of defendant, and was interested, when Esq. Leroy 'Kelly was appointed. Court requested the jury to observe the house and locality where the bodies were found, also the front gates, milk-house, and other out-houses, and cautioned them to receive no testimony whatever. Court then adjourned, till after the return of the jury. FRIDAY, May 4, 1880. Court opened at 1:25 P. M. Gov. Hart of Counsel for the State, read the indict ment of John Link to the jury, and then rehearsed the tragic scene, and all the cir cumstances which led to it. He was followed by Mr. Sloane, one of defendant's counsel, who also recounted the history of the affair, but contradicted some ot Uov. liarts statements. Alter Gov. Hart and Mr. Sloane had made their statements to the jury, the State's witnesses were sworn. TESTIMONY FOR THE STATE. Thomas Ferrel. My age is 33. Lived with Samuel Pavey in the spring of 1S79, Had lived with him about 4 years. Knew Taylor Pavey and John Link. On May od, loii), 1 was harrowinsr on the farm Sam. Pavey went to Washington on Fri day morning, and drove his stallion lay lor Pavey came to Hillsboro. 1 came up earlier that evening, because there was no one there to do the work. Tayl Pavey put up his father's horse and was in the lot when I came. He helped to feed. When I first aw them they were in the barn-lot. 1 tad my supper aoout three- quarters of an hour after 1 came in. All the tamily were at the supper-table. Sam. Pavey went to bed about 8 o'clock. He slept down stairs; Taylor Blept in the same room I did ; his bed was about 6 inches from the window : mine was opposite his in the same room, the door being between the tieds. ine window was loose andaiar. Sam Pavey's bed was against the north wall, the head 01 the bed . toward the dining- room, wnenxwent to bed Mrs. Pavey and the children were in the dining-room, or perhaps some of them were in the kitch en. Dora Pavey is a niece of Sam Pavev. Sam Pavey was in bed 15 or 20 minutes before 1 went up-stairs to bed. The win dow by Taylor's bed was loose and shaky, and any one Dy the window could h: what "was said lor .some distance.- Heard Mrs.. Pavey call, "O, John! is that vou Jolm'J"- !-JohR said;-Vvhoop!" John had goneup the roiciljyond the bridgt, but turned and came J&ack. Taylor raised lumseii up in oea ana listened, and said We ll see about that, put on his pants and went down stairs. Heard Taylor say. Here I am now. What are you going to do about it?" Sam Pavev got up, and coming out, called, "Taylor! O, Tavlor!': JUara saw, u, don t go out there," and tried to keep him back, but he went on I heard two shots in quick succession, and in about u minute I heard another. Did not get out at first. - When the second shot was hred, heard a horse jump on the pike. Went down alter the third report, passed back through the dining-room and came out on. the walk to the side gate. Met Mrs. Pavey coming back with the children. She said, O, torn! they are killed! kind of exclaimed to myself, "It can't be so: vyuen a goi iq wnere they were Sam Pavey's shirt was on fire. I rubbed it and tried tp.put it out, then returned to the house, and went out to the stable and got a horse-, to go to Addison Pavey's. When 1 came' to the side gate Dora was there', and wanted to go. I told her the horse was skittish, but she said no one was home, and if I would lead the horse by the bodies she would go, Taylor was lying towards the pike, with his right arm over his head and his leet 111 the ditch. Sam was on the other side, with his head against the fence, and his beard tangled in the stake. Taylor was Ivin? on his left side, Sam on his right side, with his right arm out straight. (Here witness, at the request of Gov. Hart, showed the position by lying down on the floor.) Sam Pavey had on two shirts, an over and under shirt. The fire burned through both. I would know the shirts if I saw them. (Gov. Hart here produced two shirts, and witness said they were the same.) When I got there Link was not there. I did not see Link come back after his hat. I saw Link about three-quarters of an hour after Mr. Bitzer came. Link came up the road, and could not get his horse to pass the bodies, so he got off and led it. When he came up he said, "Boys, are thev dead '!" I said, "John, you made a clean sween of it, wnen ne goi aoout 10 the milk-house, he mounted and rode on to town. Elmer and Fred Pavey came up next. Barker came before Addison did. I was there till the bodies was taken to the house. Esn Kelly, of New Lexington, held the inquest. Cross-examined : I lived at Sam Pa vey's 4 years. Sam Pavey went to Wash ington ; he was standing a stallion there that season. Taylor told me he had been to Hillsboro before we went to supper. Heard Sam Pavey's horse when I was about 1 of a mile down the road from the barn. The horse was put un when I ent there. Taylor had to put it awav and he helped to feed. Sam Pavey had gone to bed, and I was sitting in the dining-room by the fire. The dining-room door was open, so you could see outside. I left Tay lor in the dining-room . when I went to bed. The heads of both beds were towards the west, and the side of Taylor's was to wards the north window. The window, I think, was nearer the head than the foot of Taylor's bed. Did not hear the horse go by the house. Heard a voice come lrom the yard, calling, "Is that you, John?" John said, "Whoop!" from up the pike. Taylor got up and leaned towards the win dow and listened, and said, "I'll see about that!" He got right up and went down stairs. I heard him open the front door from the parlor, on the porch. I did not hear iiim open the gate, and do not know whether it scraped on the largestone under it or not. 1 lay in bed, and when Taylor went out, I raised up and saw through' the window. The windows were not raised. They had curtains, but the curtains were up so you could see.. Saw Taylor walk along on the grass, close to the fence. When I saw Taylor I heard him sav, "Here I am now. What are you going to do about it? If you want to whip me, can whip you." Just about then Sam started out and I heard him call "Tavlor Taylor!" I was sick that night and lay still. First, I heard two shots,, then in about two minutes I heard the third shot. (Mr. Sloane here handed witness his cane, and requested him to illustrate the titue between the shots, which he did.) After the shots, heard cries from the road, but don't know who they were. Am not sure which way I went when I came down, but think I went through the dining-room. The first penou I saw was Mrs. Pavey. She was on the right side of the pike, be tween the bani-'-ate ami milk-house. Saw Eldora and Jennie, cryin,', mar Mrs. Pavey. When I met Mrs. Pavey she "aid, "O, Tom! they are both killed! Tliev both bounced on John, and John killed1 I ( 0 Ii at I I U I tliera." I said nothing to her, hut ex claimed to myself, "It can't be possible that they are dead !" When I got there I saw Sam's clothes on fire, and as I thought, put it out. Just as I got to the side gate, going back, I heard the bell. Went into the house to get my shoes, and when I was putting them on, Mrs. Pavey said, "O, heavens ! what will become of me and my poor boy?" I said, "I don't know, but they are gone." I went out round the house, where Dora was ringing the bell, and be gan to ring it. Directly I broke the wire. Went to the barn and got a horse to go to Addison Pavey's, and brought the horse to the side gate. Dora wanted to go. I told her the horse was skittish, but she wanted to go and said no one was there, and if I would lead the horse past the bodies she would go. I did so. When I took the horse by and Dora went up the road, I saw the tire still burning in &am Pavey's shirt. Rubbed it out a second time, then went to the house to see that all was right, returned to the bodies, and went back to the gate. Before long Mr. Bitzer came and wanted me to get a horse for him to go to town. Told him the horses were tired. I was excited I meant the horses were not shod. He laid down the fence and took out his horse, which was hitched in the field, and went to town. In about a quarter of an hour after he left, Jud Patton came. I talked with Jud a little while and said, "I am getting colli. I must get my coat and vest." Mrs. Patton came through Johnson's woods, with the children. W hen 1 went to the house JNlrs. Pavey was crying, anil said, "They hadn't ouzht to iump on him." After I went out to the bodies again, John Link came alon His horse would not pass, so he got off and led it. As he went by he said, Boys, are they dead?" He passed on to the milk-house, and mounting, rode on. Next Elmer and Fred Pavey came in a buck board, and I think Mr. Vanpelt came next. Taylor's head was lying on the grass, near the edge 01 tue piKe. 1 was agreed among them (the bystanders) that the bodies should be taken into the house. It was 3 hours before the bodies were taken in, and 4 A. M. when the post mor tem was made. I have lived at Isaac Barger's, and have worked for Henry S. Pavey since this occurred. Helped to take off the shirts, and some of them were torn in getting them off. The clothes were thrown into the wood-house, and they tell me were buried afterwards.; don't know as to that, nor who dug them up. JctisoN Patton. Live in Fayette coun ty, half-mile north-east of Samuel Pavey's, on east side of the pike. Think I remem ber the night the Paveys were killed. Saw John Link that night about 9 o'clock. Think I met him before on that evening, either going or returning from town. Was on the pike in front of my house when I saw him, at 9 o'clock. Had some conver sation with him. My brother said he heard three or four shots in the direction of Samuel Pavey's. Mr. Link hallooed, "Oh, boys, come out!" I went down to where he was sitting on his horse. W hen 1 got near him he spoke to me and said, "I have killed Samuel and Taylor Pavey both." He also stated that he was in the road talking with his mother, and Taylor came out and said, "Come up the road if you want anything out of me." He re plied he would not do it ; for Taylor to come to him. Taylor then took hold of him and pulled him down. John said, He was about to make way with me, and I irew my revolver and shot him, and he wkirled around, and I shot him again." John saidthe first shot took etiect in the side. Don't remember where he said the next shot took effect. Suppose he then went to Chas. Sanders'. Cross-examined by Mr. Sloane : My brother said he had heard three, if not four shots, down on the pike, in the di rection ot hamuel Pavey s, one alter the other, as fast as they could be put in. I replied, "no, I reckon not. John." He re plied, "Yes, I shot them both and I reckon they are both dead. lie told me to go and see for myself. He said, "I have doue it now; am sorry lor it, but 1 could not help it." Think that was what he said. Am well acquainted with John Link ; have known "him for some time; did not know him that night until he spoke, because it was dark. Adjourned. SATURDAY, May 15, 1880. Court opened, at 8:30 A. M. The first witness examined was Al. Flesher. Live in Leesburg; not in any business at pres ent; was a merchant in the spring of IS. y Know John Lank, lie bought a revolver of me some time alter the holidays in 1S,. had the revolver two months before I sold it. He bought it in January or Febru ary, lhe make was Smith & wesson. Witness .here took revolver from M Dumeml and looked at it;) could not say this is the same revolver, but it looks like it. it carried a da ball. Mr. laylor was in the store when 1 made the trade. J. M. Dcmenil examined: I got the re voiver 01 Mr. winkle, understood it to be the same that John Link had. It is just as I got it, only it had five cartridges in it, and Mr. Winkle took them out, be cause I did not wish to take it before the Grand Jury, loaded. (Cartridges exhib ited.! These are the five cartridges. Dora Pavev: I am Samuel Pavey's niece, and Joe faveys daughter. My lather lives six miles this side ot Sabina. 1 was acquainted with Sam Pavey's family. (She named all the members over.) 1 was at uncle Sam s on the 3d davof May, lsy Uncle Sam started for Washington about A. M., on Friday. I don't know when Taylor Pavev started for Hillsboro. Tay- or came to Hillsboro on Saturday. Tay lor got back first: it was about 5 o'clock on Saturaay evening. Uncle Sam got back about b o clock. Aunt Martha was not at home all afternoon. She was gone about two hours. She told me when she came back she had been up in the corn-field, talking to John. All the family were at the supper table, lhink Uncle bam went bed about half-past 8 o'clock. Think laylor and iom ferrel went before Lnele am did. 1 was writing a letter that night, and was in the dining-room with Aunt Martha and the children. Alter Uncle Sam went to bed I heard a horse, and Aunt Martha went out the door and asked if that was John? Aunt Martha passed out through the barn-lot and out through the gate on the pike. I heard Leroy (Taylor and Leroy Pavey are the same person Reporter) come down and go out. I told Uncle Sam Leroy had gone out, and he said: "I know it." He took up his pants, went through,the parlor, and put them on at the gate. I asked him where he was going. He said to bring Taylor back. I heard him call, "Leroy ! rov ! and Eeroy answered, and 1 heard him call again. I went up the road, fol lowing Uncle Sam. When I got about to the milk-house, I saw the flash of the pis tol. Met Aunt Martha coming back, and she threw up her hands and said, "John has killed Taylor!" Uncle Sam said, "You have been the cause of all this. You must leave!" Uncle came out on the porch and through the front gate. He stopped on the porch when he called Tay- or. I think Uncle Sam was somewhere near the milk-house when Taylor was shot. He was ahead of me. Tavlor was stand- ng up when I saw him shot. Did not see John Link. Uncle Sam went up rapidly, passed around Taylor's feet and was shot nstantly. 1 went down to laylor, took his hand, and asked him to speak, but he did not. Then I went to Uncle Sam, took hold of his hand and asked him to speak. After John shot Uncle Sam, Aunt Martha says, lio away, jonn; (ion t suooi any more. 1 came back and 1 think she was the front gate. She said, "Oh ! I am 111- ned forever, me and my bov, both! Mie asked me what she should do. I told her would leave the place". She went away, and I did not see her till Addison Pavey hrousrht her hack. When lorn I-eirel brought me the horse, I went to Mr. Bar ger's and Addison Pavey's. The night was moonshiny, but cloudy, and was darker when the murder was committed than when I went over to Addison's. 1 knew Uncle Sam from Taylor by his white shirt. Aunt Martha did not go back to the bodies fter John shot them. 1 heard a horse s feet go as if in a lope, after the shooting. did not see John Emk come back alter his hat. Uncle Sam s door was open into he dining-room. Taylor came down through the parlor out on the porch and ut on the pike. W hen 1 came back lrom Addison Pavey's, I saw the little children tamiingby their father, crying. Myhor.se uld not go by, so 1 got ott. l.'iiring the ummer 01 if.'.', 1 uvea witn .vauison i- ey. While there received an anonymous ic.ter, (witness was shown a letter.) 1 hat was the letter. Received it from Mr. John Robins. I remember it was given le on the day of Lncle Sam s sale. Mr. Robins is theschool-teacherof that district. not knov who wrote the letter. Cboss-exajtixep : Am 21 years t'.'.'.l tit? ast of this monttV;' Am Joseph Pavey s laughter, and lives inCiin'ou countv; I ft home out the -'.lib. of March, .tid gut 10 le Sinn's on the 1st of April. In lhe mean-time was at tuv brother-in-law s; 1 was ordered awav from home bv my father. I asked Uncle Sam to get ma a place, aud 1 I I ne tout me to go mere, i worked lor my living. Went to Uncle Sam's the Wed- nesday before they were killed. After they were killed, went to Addison Pavey's, to work for wages. Was at Mr. Anders's part of the time. I saw my father on the day of the funeral. I spoke to one of my brothers; no, I think now I did not speak to either of them; I have two brothers. Cannot testify that I talked with my brothers that day. My brothers did not tell me that my father said for me to come home and live. Mv father sent for me about Christmas. The day of the murder 1 got dinner and supper saw Sam Pavey start for Washington, and saw Taylor start for Hillsboro. Willard left home after dinner, and went to Greenfield; Willard slept in the same bed with Taylor; Taylor came home about 5 o'clock; saw him drive into the horse-lot and unhitch, put the buggy away, hitch the horse and come into the house. (Mr. Sloane here asked wit ness what was the conversation between Taylor and Mrs. Pavey, to which Gov. Hart objected, but the objection was over ruled.) I did not hear loud words while I was milking; milked down by the scales in the horse-lot. When I came in, went to the milk-house. Jennie came to the milk house after I did. When I came into the house I did not hear anything. Went into the dining-room, where Taylor and Mrs. Pavey were, and heard him say to her, "1 do not want you to go to Leesburg and tell any more lies ou me." He used some very vulgar language, and said he would whip her to death. I was standing in the door when Uncle Sam came; he drove up by the carriage-house and Taylor followed him. Uncle Sam came into the house and Tay lor put tip the horse. (Mr. Sloane here asked witness for the conversation between Mr. and Mrs. Pavey. Gov. Hart objected; objection overruled by Judge Minshall.) I was in the dining-room with Mrs. Pavey when Uncle Sam came in. She told him that Taylor came home and abused her, and threatened to whip her to death, etc. She told Uncle Sam that she was afraid of Taylor, and would have to go to Lexing ton aud have him arrested. Uncle Sam told her if she did, he would go oa Tay lor's bond. I think Tom Ferrel and Tay lor went to ceu nrst. Alter they had a'l three gone to bed, I heard a horse on the pike, lhe children were sitting by the tire, and Mrs. Pavey and I were in the same room. She had been out-doors just a little before, but was in the room when the horse went by. 1 have not been to Henry Pa vey's for two years; I was writing a letr, but never mailed it. Mrs. Pavey, wnen she went out, called, "Oh, John I that you, John ." John said, "whoop! The next thing alter she went out, Taylorcame down stairs in his bare feet. I did not see him; only thought it was him. Did not hear him say anything as he went out. iNext heard Uncle Sam, and told him Tav lor had gone out, and he said, "I know it." He took his pants and went out, and I fol lowed him, and tried to hold him and get him not to go, but he got loose from me at the gate, put on his pants and went un the ptke. V hen he was going out I asked him where he was going, and he said, "to bring Taylor back." I followed him up the pike nearly to the milk-house, when Taylor was shot, lhe nash was downward, and was about as high as a man on a horse. Met Mrs. Pavey between the milk-house and the place where Taylor was shot. She threw up her hands and said, "Leroy is killed," and Uncle Sam said, "you are the cause ot all this; you must leave here." Uncle Sam went ranidlv ud to the nlace where Taylor was shot, and lsaw him shot and saw him fall. "When I came back from Addison Pavey's, I got off my horse and went around the bodies, and took the chil dren -to the house. Directly the children wanted to go baok to their father, and I sked Mrs. Jud. 1'atton to go with me. This is the only time, I think, that I talked to her. I did not know her; did not say to her that I was standing by the cistern when the shooting was going on. I was between the farm-gate and the milk-house when Uncle Sam walked around Taylor's feet and was shot. Did not see anybody going up the road. Heard a horse going up the road. I then went up to the bodies. as at Addison Pavey s two or three weeks after the murder. Mr. Robins brought me a letter; do not remember whether it was in an envelope or had any post-mark on it. Mr. Robins told me what was in the letter, and then read it to me; I was so excited I did not know what to think of it, is the reason I did not read the letter. John Robins was boarding at Adison Pavey's, and is boarding there now. I got the letter on the day of Uncle S-wii's sale; it was folded, and he opened it land read it to me on the porch. I said at Lees burg that I saw two shots, and Uncle Sam fell, and Annt Martha said, "Oh, Lord 1 they are both dead," and that she said, "go away, John, don't shoot any more." When I was in the dining-room I heard loud, angry talk, but could not understand what it was. When I came back frc i the bodies behind Aunt Martha, I met Tom, and told him they were both killed. Hud a talk with Mrs. Pavey that evening. She came into the kitchen and said she hated Taylor so she could kill him. I told her I would wait on the table, and she said that Pavey would not have such doings as that about the house. She sat by ma while I waited on the table. (Note "by the Re porter: Miss Pavey spoke so low at first, that it was very difficult to hear her, until she had been on the stand for some time.) Bexj. E. Hopkins : Have lived in Cin cinnati all my life. Am 40 years of age. My business is banking. Have been with Gilmore, Dunlap & Co. 20 yoars. Am now with S. Coon & Co.; have been there about a year. My duty is to examine checks and signatures and to guard against imposition. Witness was here handed some checks with John Link's signature on them and a letter of his, said to be genuine; also an anonymous letter, said to have been written to Miss Dora Pavey. After comparing them, he pronounced the anony mous letter to bo John Link's writing, and said that the body of the letter was in a disguised hand. Witness said he knew the handwriting by certain little "ear marks" which are peculiar to it. Cross-examination: I was the expert at the famous Dimmett trial; was called there by Major Blackburn; the only time was called by him except in this case. Some checks are written out in full, but in general I only examine the signature. I never examined any letters till the Dim mett trial. HaTO had uo experience in ex amining letters. Db. Michael Holmks: Live near Lees burg. Have been a practising physician for 32 years. Knew Samnel and Taylor Pavey. Was called about 10 p.m. on the 3d of May, 1879, to go to Pavey's imme diately; it was about 15 minutes later when got there. Drs. J. M. Spear and Mc Laughlin came also. Found the bodies of Samuel and Taylor Pavey in the room back from the- pike, in tbe rear of the house. They were lying on boards. Sam uel Pavev had on a pair of drawers, a shirt, uidershirt and pair of pants. The ball entered bamuel Pavey s body at the axillary line, passed through the center of the sixth rib, penetrating the right lung, passing back of the left lung, severing the descending aorta, and passing out near the head of the scapula and close to the acro mion process. Perhaps the first ball fired at Taylor passed through the right arm, just under the skin, from the outside in wardly, f eruaps the second ball passed between the fifth and sixth ritta, went di agonally through the stomach and lodged in the thigh, from which we extracted it. The third ball entered between the second and third ribs, passed through the body and struck the fifth dorsal vertebrse, on the left side of it, crushing it in and bruis ing the spinal cord, which I suppose pro duced general paralysis in a short time. Both of the last shots entered the left side and were nearly parallel. There was a contusion ou Samuel Pavey's cheek, and a slight incision under his eye. Do not know what caused tne bruise, bnt it was something harder than a fist. Ascertained the direction of the wounds with a probe. I lie cr -M-m v ii.a-it ioQ of this witness exactly agreed with the examination-in-chief. a of on on It 3 MONDAY, May 17, 1880. Court opened at 1 0: A. M. The first witness called was John Bobbins: Am a school-teacher, and board at Addison Pavey's, near connty line. Have taught four terms, or over a year. Was at Addison Pavey's in the spring of 187!). In June or July, found an anonymous letter sticking under the latch of the gate when I cams home for dinner. Think it was Friday; tbe sale was going on that, day. When I first went into the house there was no one there bnt Dora Pa vey. When I found the letter I was some what puzzled to read it. The letter was at the large gate next to the road. Citos -Examination. Went to my school as usual that morning. Don't remember which way I went, but that, is my usual WH,; -'hfouiih tha' C'h'o Tnat ilav the iti-.itiii'r mis i.tv iue oare whs a largr WHS 1 T. 2 o 1 oiih. atol there usi larwe oar. 2 or ;l fo.-t l.Utg, re.u-hing fr.un H'e latch to tup top Tii. Ittu n,a f jttw,1 t.v the cleat where the latch works, and was of! the inside, I hanging down so that I could ge jt Wfora in a on I got to the gate. My school-house wag about GOO yards from Mr. Pavey's. Think the letter was folded once lengthwise, and had no envelope on it. If it had been there in the morning, and I went out there, I should have seen it. Think I read it to Dora Pavey. Think none of the family had gone away that morning. There were Mr. Ott, his wife and three children in Mr. Pavey's family at that time. Do not know how they went away, . anil was not there when they came bacSc. Went down to Greenfield the evening of one of the sale days, but do not remember whether it was that day or not. Do not know the writing of the letter, nor who wrote it. It was in the gate the first time I saw it. Willard Pavey. Lives in Fayette county. Am Samuel Pavey's son. My mother's name was Mc Knight before she was married. I lived at my father's in the spring of 1879. Witness here, by request of Gov. Hart, named over the children of each of Mr. Pavey's wives, both living and dead, and gave the residence of those who are still living. Mrs. Link came into the tamtly lo or lb years ago. to live. John Link was 15 or lfl years old when he came there. My lather was about 60 years old, and Taylor about 30. My father weighed about 140 pounds and Taylor 170. My father was not quite 6 feet tall, but Tav lor was full C feet. John Link was tend ing the field back west from the pike. I think perhaps he was tending two fields. On the 3d of May, 1879, I went to Lees burg in the evening, and about 1 o'clock I went to Greenfield. Along in the evening it rained. About 9 o'clock it cleared up. When I got home I found father and Tay lor in the dining-room. Don't know what time of night the post-mortem examina tion was made. Here witness was re quested to point out the location of the neighbors, on a small chart, which Gov. Hart showed him. John Link boarded at Charlie Sanders. The funeral was on the 6th of May. Cross-Examination was brief and did not vary from the direct examination. Join Patton Live at my father's, in Highland county,, west of Samuel Pavey's. On May 3d, 1879, I was at Jud Patton's. V,r-s out in the yard that nieht. and heard three or four leports. The first two were very close iogether, the next nearly a min ute after. It .7s either 3 minutes before or after 9 o'clock, and sounded like it was down about Sam Pavey's. Cross-Ex amination: I have been work ing for Henry Pavey. My brother's fam ily that night consisted of his wife and myself. I do not recollect that I said in testimony to Esq. Kally, that there were three or four shots as quick as they could be fired. I was not at any meeting of wit nesses held at Henry Pavey's; was stand ing out in the yard when the shota were fired; was not doing anything. MONDAY AFTERNOON. Dora Pavey recalled: I signed my name to the written testimony given before Esq. Kelly. (Here the record was presented and witness examined it.) This first part ("Dora") looks like my writing, but the "Pavey" does not. Did not say to Mrs. Jud Patton that I was standine out in the side-yard and saw-the shooting and the men lau. via not tais to Mrs. fatton anything about it. Do not remember whether my testimony was reid over to me or not. Do not know who wrote my testimony. The afternoon Mrs. Pavev came from the field she went to one of the drawers, but I don't know whether she took anything out or not, Wm. McVey. Live in Clinton county, one mile ean of Sam Pavey b. I was at home on the night of the 3d of May. Heard a report between 8 and 9 o'clock. Think I heard three shots. The first two shots were pretty fast, and another shot was hred soon alter. Cannot tell just how long it was between the first two shots and the third, but I judge it was a few seconds. No cross-examination. Dr. Michael Holmes recalled. Exam ined by Mr. Sloane: Made a superficial examination before Drs. Spear and Mc Laughlin arrived. Think lhe contusion on Samuel Pavey's left malar bone was about two inches in extent, and about an inch or inch and a quarter wide. It was swollen when I examined it, and extrava sation had taken place. This could not take place after the severing of the aorta. 1 think the wound was received before he was shot. By Maj. Blackburn : I think the blood would cease to now almost instantaneous ly after the aorta was cut Circulation would not entirely cease till the heart stopped. The descending: aorta was cut off about an inch below the arch. The heart and the contraction of the arteries forces the blood through the body. The capil laries 10m me arteries and the veins, and are near the surface of the skin. Some times blood stands around the mouth of a wound. If a ball should pass through the descending aorta, as in the case of Mr. Pavey, and he should fall against a fence- stake, it is possible that the swelling and extravasation might take place before vi tality ceased. 1 do not think that after the descending aorta was severed, two tei- spoonstut ot blood passed through the- left subclavian, carotid or the arteria innoini- nata arteries. Mr.Sloane here mjjationed case where a wound was produced by a knife, and "no blood collected in the imme diate region of it, and asked the Dr. if he had seen the account of it. TheDr. reDli- ed that he had. If a person is shot and instantly killed, there will be no discolor ation about the wound, but if he lives 15 or 20 minutes there will be. Isaac Barger. Live in Fayette coun tv. Am a son-in-law of Samuel Pavev. My home is about 2 miles from Samuel Pavey's house. The field where John Link was at work is 2 miles from Mr. Pavey's around the road, and the nearest point of the field would be about 11 miles. I re member the night Samuel Pavey was killed. Miss Dora Pavev aroused me and told me he was killed. I jumped on my horse and rode to the house of my hand, called him, but did not wait for him, and rode on down to Samtial Pavey's. There were some four or five persons there whenl arrived. The bodies were still lying there. Samuel Pavey laid near a fence-stake, with his head towards Washington. Taylor Pavey was lying next to the pike, with his feet towards his father. Did not see Mrs. Pavey there, nor did I see the littbi children. Was there during the post-mortem exam ination. It was about 2 o clock in the morning. Samuel Pavey was somewhere near 65 years old, and probably weighed about 145 or 150 pounds. I attended the funeral. Was at the sale, and Mrs. Mar tha Pavey was the administratrix. No cross-examination. J. R. "Walker. Live in Wilmington. When Samuel Paey was killed, I lived in Lexington. Remember about the shooting Samuel Pavey. Somebody told me, who came after Mr. Kelly. There were some flying clouds that night. I arrived after the bodies were carried into the house. Found probably half-a-dozen hairs the fence-stake where Samuel Pavey had lain, and three or fonr drops of blood a dock-leaf,and a little on the ground. became Cloudy and began to rain about o'clock in the morning. I knew Taylor Pavey. He was a little larger than I am, and was a differently made man from John Link. From what I have seen and know now, Liuk was the best man. Did not take Samuel Pavey to be a very hearty man. . Cross-Examisation. Am a farmer. Lived in New Lexington at the time the Paveys were killed, and kept hotel there. They frequently stopped at my hotel. Think I arrived at Pavey's about 10 or 11 o'clock. The first man I saw was Addison Pavey, and I think I saw Chas. Vanpelt. The bodies were in the dining-room. I arrived quite a while before Dr. Holmes. The first thing I did I walked into the gate and met Addison Pavey. Do not think I talked with him. Went in where the bo dies were, and then out into the yard, where I met an Irishman, and got him to tell me where the bodies had lain. Got a lantern from him aud went and examined the place. Found horse-hair on a fence rail at the next corner from the fence-stake. remained there till noon -the next day. A. E. Buknette. Have lived in Cincin nati since April, 1870. Came from the East. Have charge of the wriling in the public schools of Cincinnati. Am devot ed exclusively to writing. Have had con siderable experience in detecting counter feit and fraudulent signatures for 12 years. Have been frequently called upon lo judge writing by persons Have been engaged Brooklyn, Baltimore, Philadelphia, I Boston and Rochester. Have been en gaged in writing all the time since 1-GO. Have been called on many times to exam ine writing. Some checks with John Link's signature, a letter written by him Dora Pavev, were here handed to witness I Afierex.mini,,,. m : F ' ,..! ' iialur .1 fro . ' -a linguist-,! 1, mo !. Blackburn, V.r l!or I!. r.,,i, I ,i-t e lief e il.:i- , how he detecied tbe black x.ard guied writing. The five tests are size, slant, Bp'atjng, sliape and shauiss. of of called attention to the peculiar formation ' 1) j y g and s, also ol n and m. Cross-examination: Was born and raised in Lyons, New York, and was writing-teacher there for three yearn. Was in the employ of Woodsworth, Ainsworth & Co. for three years, as traveling agent, to illustrate and explain their system of writing. Am 38 years of age. Was IS years of age when 1 began teaching writ ing. Was called by Maj. Blackburn in the Dimmitt cae, concerning the Commo dore letter. I saw this letter first after I came here. The letter was partially printed, and partially written. If a man should forget, in disguising hia hand, and should fall into writing, he would very likely write hia natural hand. Here Mr. Sloane requested witness to write the word "statement" on the blackboard, and called his attention to the fact that t, y, r, e, a and n in John Link's writing were essen tially different from those in the Dora Pavey letter. Gov. Hart read to the jury the following anonymous letter to Dora Favey, which has heretofore been mentioned in the evi dence : "Wednesday Night. "Dora : For your interest I tell you that you had better look out, for I heard John Link say to one of his friends, in Hillsboro, the other day, that he intended to kill you, and but for his mother would have done it that night, to have stopped testimony against him, for he knew that you would swear for your Uncle Sam. I do not want to be in the fuss, so I won't sign my name to this, but watch him. He said the first chance was his. He said your testimony was the only one made against him. Remember this is a true statement, from a friend to Dora Pavey." Gov. Hart then stated that he wished to introduce in evidence during the trial the revolver and cartridges handed to ex Prosecutor Dumenil by constable Winkle, and the articles of clothing worn by Sam uel and Taylor Pavey at the time they were killed. Adjourned at a quarter before 5, to Tues day morning. TUESDAY, May 18, 1880. Court opened at 8:40, A. M. Dora Pavey re-called by Mr. Sloane. Mr. Sloane handed her a letter, and ask ed if it was not her's. After examining it she said, "This looics like my hand-wri ting. 1 ttia not sign my name to it be cause I forgot it; I did not write that let ter (found in the gate,) nor did I have any thing to to with it." TESTIMONY FOR THE DEFENSE. The witnesses for the defense were called and sworn: C. S. Ben: Live in Hillsboro and have been engaged in the foundry business about 22 years. Have received many let ters, aud some of them disguised. Was called as an expert in the Capt. Anderson case. Have examined letters in my busi ness frequently, but not in court. The general style of the letters is what I exam ine first, then tbe peculiarities. I find some things in the disguised letter that could not be written by John Link. It is too free a movement. Think the person whp wrote this is a much better penman than John Link.- The letter "a" is pecu liar in John Link's writing, and I have not found one in the disguised letter like it. Witness here gave a minute descrip tion of tha peculiar differences in the mode of forming various letters in Link's hand writing, and those of the disguised letter, and stated that he could not find any marked similarity between the two hand writings. He stated that he examined the manuscripts about three quarters of an hour last Saturday evening, and a short time on Sunday morning. Mr. Sloane then handed witness one of M133 Pavey's letters. Witness continued: I find a marked similarity but ween the "e"and "s" The "e" and "s" in Miss Pavey's letter are well made. Link has never attempted to write anything as smooth as that I find a peculiar loop in the cross of the "t" T. The cross is found back of the 't" in the anonymous letter. As to tht ("ora") in both signatures of " Dora, " I think one person wrote them. Mr. Sloane asked witness whether Miss Pavey or John Link was the more likely to have written the anonymous letter. Maj. Blackburn ob jected to the question. Court overruled the objection, and witness replied: I would not like to say without a more careful ex amination. Think I have not been called on to ex amine signatures more than three or four times in ten years, and they were promi sory notes. The last time I wag called was in the Capt. Anderson case, abont six years ago. Have not examined the body of letters in court, as a witness. Think this anonymous letter shows no great effort to disguise, because some parts are written much better than others. Cross-examination : Think'there ia a manifest attempt to disguise on the face of that letter. I judge from the general ap pearance. Mr. Blackbnm here requested witness to look at the signature, "John Link." The size of the letters is very nearly the same, in the two signatures. The letters "in" are a little larger in one th an in the other. There is a very mark ed difference in the body of the '" k" in the two. I judge the writing by compar ing both similarities and dissimilarities. I could not tell whether it is a man's or woman's hand. There are peculiarities in the word "Link." The "L"' is totally dis joined from the "ink". Here witness was handed the Dora Pavey letter, and was requested by Maj. Blackburn to look at tbe word "Link.' In the Dora Pavey letter the "L" and "i" are conuected in every case, and every case of Link's gen nine signature they are disconnected. Mr. Sloane here asked witness if persons in attempting to imitate did not make it a point to disconnect the formation of the parts. Maj. Blackburn objected. Objec tion overruled, and witness replied : I think the person whe attempted to write this letter tried to print the letter -'t." Tha re is a marked similarity in the letter "J." In making his "J" John Link used the finger movement. Dr. David Noble : Do some business in the banking line, and sometimes have occasion to examine signatures. fHere witness was handed checks and genuine letter, to compare with the anonymous let ter, and was asked if he thought Lick wrote the disguised letter, and replied that he did not Cross-examined: Do not consider my self an expert in the matter of detecting forged signatures, although I have been called on befoie to decide such questions. Witness was asked his age, and caused considerable merriment by replying that he did not like to tejl his age and the question was withdrawn. Thought the writing in the anonymous letter was a dis guised hand. Based his opinion, in judg ing of the handwritings, one of which is forged and the other genuine, on the dis similarity of the formation of the letters. Henry Rhoades : Am a member of the bar of this county and a money lender. Have had occasion to examine signatures, and have been called to examine them as an expert. Witness was handed checks with Link's signature, the genuine letter Link's and the anonymous letter, and asked if he thought the anonymous letter was written by Link. He replied that he thought not From the examination of characteristics, I don't think Link would able to write this letter. Cross-exa mined: The anonvmotis let ter was written by a better penman than John Link. I see many dissimilarities in this letter to John Link's wriUDg. One characteristic about his writing is that he writes a poor ban J, which is rather stiff. Witness then examined at considerable length as to the resemblance of different letters in the two manuscripts. Have testified but once as an exjiert, three or lour years ago, in this court, as to the sig nature on a note. Have frequently ex amined manuscripts for my own satisfac tion. Base my opinions on the dissimilari ties in manuscripts, one of which is genu ine and the other forged. Adjourned. TUESDAY AFTERNOON. Wm. II. Glenn. Am a merchant, and have lived here 40 years. Was treasurer the county for two terms, and have ex amined signatures frequently and have testified a few times on the stand. Wit nes was handed Link's checks and the two letters. I examined these a few minutes this morning. Would not think the same hand wrote the disguised letter that wrote the genuine one. Doubt very much whether a man with no freer motion than Link's could write this letter. Cross-examination : I wa called on the Capt. Anderson case, and I think one two others. The Anderson case was a signature Do not know Whether this is a I'-' l--'er -r not. lt is pretty hard . " I' '" .... . e l-t u ft iuici.it u.own lc is pon.il.le that bu.- :l.es ;ii yuai.. 'k and letter. 1 tlie el