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XViVTES STORY we.. TKE TOST VSSSSTSr V- L- BY TlIE PRESIDENT C STORY THE TOST ' iX THE PRESIDENT--. (CONTINUED.) Great Frederick' Opinion. "Clinton gained no advantage ex cept to reach New York with the wreck of his army,? ; commended the observant Frederick over sea; "Amer ica is probably lost for. England." But a great opportunity had been treacherously thrown away, and the war dragged . henceforth with - -every painful trial of hope deferred. French Fleet Off Sandy Hook. A scant three weks lifter Clinton had reached New "York,- the Count d'Estaing was off Sandy Hook, with a French fleet of twelve- ships. of the line and six frigates,: bringing four thousand troops. The British fleet within the harbor waa barely half as strong; but ' the pllota told the can tious Frenchman that his larger ships could not cross the bar. a:ad he- turned away from New York to strike t Newport, the' only other , point now held by the British in all the country. . That place had hardly been In vested, however, when Lord Howe ap peared with a stronger fleet than the French. - ' Fleet Sails to Bouton. D'Estaing was obliged to draw off to meet him; a great stonn sent both fleets into port to refit instead of to fight; .and the disgusted militiamen and continentals, who had come to take the town with the French, with drew in high choler to see the fleet, without which they could do nothing, taken off to Boston. When the autumn came Clinton felt free to send thirty-five hundred men to the southern coast, and Savannah was taken (December 29, 1778). Only in the far west, at the depths of the .' great wilderness beyond the mountains, was anything ' done that promised decisive advantage. George Rogers Clark, - that daring Saxon frontiersman, - who moved sc like a king through the - far .' forest, swept the whole country of. the Illinois free from British soldiers and British authority that winter of 1778-9, annex ing it to the states that meant to be independent ; and a steady stream ol immigration began to pour, into the opened country, as if to prepare a.sjtill deeper task of conquest for the Brit ish at far New York. - But few noted in the eatit what gal lant men were doing in the valley ol the Mississippi. . :" 1 ' They saw only that , the ; British, foiled in New England and the middle colonies, Kid changed their plans, and were noy minded to try what could be done in the south. - There at last their campaigns seemed about to yield them something" Savannah--taken, they had little trouble In overrunning Georgia, and every effort to dislodge them failed i" for Washington: could not withdraw his army from before Clinton at New York. - " V Spain Joined Francfe . in offensive alliance in April, 1779; in August a combined French and Spanish fleet at tempted an invasion of England; all Europe seemed about to turn upon the stout little kingdom in. its unanimous fear and hatred of her arrogant su premacy upon the seas. . British a Common. Target. Everywhere there was war upon the ocean highways--even America send ing forth men of desperate valor, like John Paul Jones, to ravage and chal lenge Britain upon her very 'coast. - But England's spirit only rose with the danger, and Washington waited all the weary year through for his French allies. - In 1780 it looked for a little as if the British were jlndeed : turned victors.. ; ;' : '' : In the spring Clinton withdrew the force that had held Newport to New York, and, leaving General Knyphau sen there with a . powerful force to keep Washington and the city, carried eight thousand men southward to take Charleston. ' There were forces ; al ready in the south sufficient 'to' swell bis army to ten thousand ere he -invested the fated town; and on the twelfth of May (1780) it fell into his hands, with General Lincoln; and three thousand prisoners. L South Carolina Lrt. Washington had sent such succor ag he could, but the British " force was overwhelming, and'South Ctirolina waa lost' ' . " .. -:.,r".-.L - " : South Carolina teemed with loyal ists. - The. whole country was swept and harried by partisan ba nds. The men who should have swelled General Lincoln's force knew not when; .their homes might be plundered and de stroyed, if they , were to leave them. fell- & - . . . . Mi ' . " Mil The planters of the low country dared not stir for fear of an insurrection of their slaves. . In June Clinton could take half his force hack to New York, deeming the work done. .: . Gates Put to Rout' General Gates completed the disas trous record. - On the thirteenth of June he was given chief command in the south, and was told that the coun try expected another "Burgoynade." His force . was above three thousand, and he struck bis blow, as he should, at Camden, where Cornwallis had but two thousand men, albeit trained and veteran troops; but the end was total, shameful rout (August 16, 1780), and the men knew at last the incapacity of their "hero of Saratoga." Congress In Helpless State. Certainly " things looked desperate enough that dark year. The congress was sinking into a more and more helpless inefficiency. Deidnite articles of confederation had been submitted to the sUtes nearly three years ago (November, 1777), but they had not been adopted yet, and the states had almost ceased to heed the requisitions of the congress at all. Unable to tax, it paid its bills and the wages of its troops in paper, which so rapidly fell in value that by the time the hopeless year 1789 was out men In the ranks found a month's pay roc he really was until the war was over His own officers then found they had something more to learn of the man they had fought under for six years and those six. all of them, such as lay bare, the characters of men. What remained to be done during the two trying, anxious years, -1782 and 1783, seemed as if intended for a supreme and final test of the quali ties of the man whose genius, and character had made the Revolution possible. "At the end of a long civil war," said the Marquis de Chastellux, with a noble pride for his friend, "he had nothing with which he could re proach himself; hut it was these last years which were to crown this per fect praise with Its full meaning. In the absence of any real govern ment. Washington proved almost the only prop of authority and law. What the crisis .was no one knew quite so thoroughly or so particularly as .he. it consisted in the ominous" fact thai the army was the -only organised and central power in the country, and that It had deep reason for discontent and insubordination.-.- " : . When once it had served its pur-post'-greatly at Yorktown, and the war seemed ended at a stroke, the country turned -from it in indifference left it without money; talked of disbanding 4t. without further ceremony, and with no provision made for arrears of pay; seemed almost to challenge it to in dignation and mutiny. -The Army on a War Footing. It was necessary, for every reason of prudence and - gcod statesmanship, to keep the army still upon a war foot ing. . There are sure signs of. peace, no doubt, but no . man could foretell what might, he the course of politics ere England should have compounded her quarrel with . France and Spain, and ended the wars with which the Revolution had become inextricably involved. Twere folly toleave the English army at. New York unchecked. ,.Prer mature confidence that peace hrd come might., bring some sudden dis aster of arms should the enemy take the field again. X - - The army must be ready to fight if only to make fighting unnecessary. (TO BE CONTINUED. - -OO- - . The Church of To-morrow Z Dr. Quisenberry of 4he Baptist chjarch has returned from. his. va cation, greatly improved in Health. He announced last Sunday that on next Sunday morning he would discuss the "Church of to-morrow Its Motive Mission and pit's Methods." He said it would be radically different from the church of to-day. He said, - "F cbvet a thoughtful hearing on the part of the people who think. If I'm wrong in .my views 1 11 be glad to be corrected." He wishes to have all of his members present and as many others as-can find room. He extends a cordial invitation to. the. students in ur midst. : He is deeply interested in the students. -: He is specially fitted to serve them because of, his - experience with them from the primary de- f partment to the Presidency. Hear him on The Church of lo-mor-row." You won't go to sleep. - : -' OO ; - J' : Z "i When you are going to. have company and want something good, try our Fern dell Peaches, Pears, Apricots, Pine Apples, Corn, Beans, Tomatoes and " everything else in this line that your taste calls for. Covington, Thorpe & Co. , .l ti Turkey Foot Lumber Co. CapL S. F. Rock has returned from Heidelburg where he had been doing .some difficult local ion work surveying a line of railroad for the Turkey Foot Lumber Co. The line will extend from Coperas Cave branch of "Sturgeon about thirty miles through Lee, Owsley and Jackson counties. - : The Turkey Foot 'Lumber Co. will have when completed one of the biggest saw mill plants in Ken tucky. The , work of installing machinery is now in progress. ; A huge 600-horse power engine will be used to operate the saws, etc The company recently purchas ed 24,000 acres of timber land in Jackson county paying for it the sum of $400,000.00.. - -00- Sparks Show - Sparks' tented shows gave two exhibitions r here last Saturday afternoon and evening to large crowds at each performance. The many special features of ihis show delighted the thousands that wit nessed the performances. Every act was a top-no tcher and when ever the Sparks Shows make a return trip they will be royally welcomed by thousands of Pas and Mas that come out to bring the children. -00- Picnic The Madisonian job printing department printed a supply of bills announcing a picnic at Valley View to be held . September 27. There will be special prizes given away, boat riding and other inno cent amusements, Lovers of the terpsichorean: art can trip the light fantastic to sweet strains of music Messrs. Land & Stafford, managers, guarantee good order. -00- CORRESPONDENCE News That You Can't Get Elsewhere ursiorv CITY . The Union City Graded School building is nearing completion. - v . - -Mr. Willie Castdria Berry who is erec ting a residence for Mr. Ed. Wells at Ewing, Ky., is at home on a visit 1 Misses Mattie and Lena Sharp enter tained a number of friends. The occasion was an enjoyable affair. y Mr. Dudley Berry of Leroy, 111. is visiting relatives here. A Methodist protracted meeting is in progress at Concord school house. - Much interest is manifested. Eld. D. M. Walker, of Stanford, will be gin a protracted meeting at the Christian Church here the 15 inst. All cordially in vited. ' - - " ... -00- ... We make a specialty of selling nothing but the best grades of Clover, Timothy, Clean Blue Grass, Orchard Grass,-Red Feed and Seed Oats. Give us"" a call. Phone 72 and 144. Covington, Thorpe & Co. : 11-tf . -00- For Rent My residence on Lancaster Ave nue this ' city. .Apply to Mrs. George White. - , 31-tf When you want first-class groceries . call up Covington, Thorpe & Co., 72 and 144. . 11-tf - v Commissioner's Sale J. C Morgan, Plaintiff 4 Mona j. Rock, etc, Defendants .,; Under and by virtue of a judgment and order of sale" rendered at the May term; 1913, of the Madison Circuit Court, in the ' above styled action, the undersigned Mas ' ter Commissioner of said court will on j Saturday, Sept 20, 1913, ' at "11 o'clock a. m. on the premises in Richmond, Ky.,sell at. public: auction,, to j the highest and best bidder the ' following j described property or so much thereof as will produce the sum of $369.30, the ' amount ordered made,. viz:" Lots one and two in Block E Powell's Addition to the City of Richmond, Ky located on - the . northeast corner of Second and Valnut Streets, being! the property conveyed to Mona J. Rock by J. W. Prather by. deed recorded n Madison County Clerk's office in Deed Book No. 63, Page 172. TERMSr Said property will, be i sold on a credit of six ; months time, the . purchaser being required to execute a sale ' bond payable to the Commissioner, bearing 6 per cent interest from date of sale until paid, with lien retained to secure the pay ment of the purchase money. ' ' ' . - ; " M. C. RICE, "' .' 33-3t" . . " M. C M. C C. News Iii and Miss Mary Adams is visiting relatives in Inoiana. . . ' " ' . ....j .- Mr. Geo. Moore of Brodhead was in Berea Thursday. L . - .; ' Rev. Gilbert Combs and Mrs. Combs visited reiaUves here last week. ' ; Miss Bessie McWhortef attended the Institute at Brodhead last' week." Mr. Frank Vaughn of Corbin visited his sister Mrs. Harry McClure Sunday. . Misses Tilda and Alta Branaman who have leen away during the summer have returned.: " - . Mr. J. E. Dalton who has been spending a few weeks at ML Jackson Sanitarium returned Monday. Mrs. Albert Powell and daughter of Irvine were here Tuesday to attend the funeral of Mr. Will Coyle. - - - ' Miss Bertha Robinson who has been visiting Mrs. Elmore Simpson at Monticello returned Thursday. Rev. Haas who has been pastor of the Methodist Church for-several months left Wednesday for ML Vernon, Ind. where he r "" " will majce his home,-- . Beef Clubs This is the season of the year when farmers organize beef clubs and really enjoy fresh home.killed meat The club is generally com posed of eight membeTs each one furnishing a beef once a week for eightvveeks, which generally keeps them supplied with - fresh steak until "hog.killing time." As we said, the club is com posed of eight members who in turn divide with their neighbors ad finem. These clubs are not "as, numer ous as they were a few years ago and when you mention "beef club" to one unacquainted with their history, he thinks youare referring to the Beef Trust. On account of what is" believed to be exorbitant prices for steak and like products by the retailer, the popular "beef club!' plan is grow ing in favor with rural folk. Live Stock Sales: - C::C. Griggs, of the Siloam neighborhood, this county sold 5 shoats that averaged , about fifty pounds to Simon Turpin at $5.00 a head. J 3 " T. J. Jones, of Baldwin, deliver ed last week to Matt Shearer 14 head of cattle that brought him about $500. J. H. Jones, farmer, merchant and cattle buyer, of Baldwin, shipped a carload each of cattle and hogs to Cincinnati last week. -oo- Able to be Out - J N. Flanery, of Valley View, who was reported in a dying con dition last week and whose death was reported in some of the pa pers, vve are glad to note is able to be Up and walking about. Mr. Flanery is related by marriage to the well and favorably known family of Culton's of this city. ' Fish Fry The Madison County Medical Society will hold its semi-annual fish fry at Boonesboro, .Thursday afternoon, September 18. These outings are enjoyable occasions for the medical fraternity of the county. :. . ' Fine-Beets Mr. W. L. Leeds of this city brought in our office a fine dis play of beets raised by him in his garden. One of 'them weighed four pounds. . '. - . ' f Can you beat this beet? . -oo- 1 Lilly's Assistant Mr.", L, Sowers; of Nicholas viile, is helping Editor Grant E. Lillyrtq make the Madisonian a mighty' good paper. Climax Thanks. J. L. S. , . t -oo- - We guarantee quick delivery of every thing ycu ' buy and will appreciate your orders, ir you have not tried us give us a call, 232-West Main street, Richmond, Ky- Coxington, Thorpe & Co. . r 11-tf ;r . ; You'vvill enjoy a musical treat at the Christian Church ; concert next Tuesday evening. The. time is eighi: o'clock. ' Around Berea Miss Nora Welch is visiting relatives in Nicholasviile. , ,r - Mrs. Kelley Hunt is visiting Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Hunt j " Mr. J. B. Richardson was in the city to buy his fall goods. - Mrs. Laura Jones was in Cincinnati last week selecting her fall millinery. ' . Prof. C. D. Lewis was at Brodhead last week conducting the Teachers' Institute. Mr. Blene Wagers is spending a few days with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Q.'Scriv ner. - ,'. . Dr. R. H. Cowley and Mrs. Cowley who have been spending a month in the west returned Wednesday. ' Mrs. Ernest Bender and children ol Rich mond visited her parents Mr. and Mrs. J. Q. Scrivner a few days last week. Mrs. S. E. Welch and daughter, Hilda, spent a few days at Estill Springs last week. Mr. Willie Coyle died Monday after an illness of . several months. Funeral ser vices were conducted at Baptist Church Tuesday morning. Besides a wife he leaves a father N. J. Coyle, who have the sympathy of their many friends. Show Horses Mr. James White's two mares, Mary Maupin and Miss Douglas, that have been making the Ken tucky fair circuit this season, will be shown at the Falmouth fair this week where they will enter j for the $300 stake. They won at all the fairs at which they have, been shown this season. Mr. White will enter them at the State Fair where it is expected they will carry off several pre miums. McKinney & Hacket and Robt. Walker and Edgar Doty will show a string of fine horses at the State Fair. Prices of Corn Soar The price of corn is likely to W a 9 i soar, in many sections tne crop is almost a failure, while in other sections the crop is reported fine. W. D. Oldham while in Mt. Ster ling recently, says a. prominent farmer - of Montgomery county who claims to have as' good - a crop as he ever raised, had been offered $4.00 a barrel for two j hundred barrels, , but refused to ! sell. . It is believed by many, how ! ever, that the yield will be greater than is now surmised. ' Death of Mrs. Cunningham Mrs. Cunningham, sister of the late Dr. T. J. Taylor, died the past week in a Lexington hospital, following an operation. Mrs. Cunningham was widely known and beloved and many friends join with the family in sorrow at her death, bhe is sur-. vived by her aged mother and several brothers and sisters. -OO- Remember when you come to-town and want seed that Covington, Thorpe & Co. handle the best that can be bought and will sell them worth y the money. Come and see us at 232 West Main street 11-t Saved Mine; Option " iWESTERN Mining Engineer, with '-''XX'&fi option on a valuable mine was about to close the ideal, when, at the last minute, the Western capitalists with ; : drew their support. -With a few; hours left I in which to find the money, he got New ;? York on theBell Long Distance Tele ; phone, talked with a banking house and outlined the proposition, - which they agreeel to finance, : . , A pixsonal interview by the Bell Long Distance Telephone " 1 '.' often closes z trade, of saves a situation. . - " . '- - CDMBEIRLAND TELEPHONE St, TELEGRA ;PH Hard Luck According to all accounts a neighboring candidate has the original tough luck story. On a recent electioneering expedition he saw a man plowing on a high hill, about a mile from the road. So he hitchedr his horse and climbed thejence. As he was getting down the fence he fell and f v-"4-i itTkrl lrv4K 1frf r r l- ? r i rrJ head, but game to the core he proceeded painfully through the plowed ground. At last he dragged his weary body to where the man was waiting for him and found himself talking to a Re publican. Ex. -00- Land Sale J. V. Whitlock sold 80 acres of land near Baldwin to W. H. Bur gess at $112 per acre, possession to be given January 1. Mr. Whit lock and family will move to this town. -00- We carry a full li ? of both domestic and steam coal. Richmond Coal & Supply Co. 35-lt -1 v A Training School for Teachers CmTm lewlliiK to K1-mentarT . Inu'rmediate nii Life Bum Cht tiAoKtea. Valid io all Pibii- Bohoots of Ketktncky. ftpwai Conrws tad Rtritw awn4Mv Coaraea. Tuition 7ro Go kp ilturioa rv model a-hool. mw manual tninioir bnildiox. m OKJtB noint. Two apleudid d pranticearhool.d'nartniMitofaaTloolrure, a w-U equipp.-! ITmoMfim. Doaaio Science. KirtTrra hein 3-i-Imlvrt, BrooodT'rm NoT?mbrl. Thipl Term Jaau.-T ?T. Pnnrth Ttb April T. BuhubM' School opaoa Jua- M Cfaloae Pre. J. O. CRBBB, PreMri FOR ANYTHING IN FLOWERS CALL THE RICHMOND GREEN HOUSE Cut Flowers, Bulbs, and Flowering Plants always on hand. ii-tf PHONE 188 to. broaddus DEALER IN ' Fresh Meats, Corn and Dried Beef - FRESH AND SMOKED TONGUES - All Refrigerator Meats PHONE 39 RESIDENCE PHONE 239 134 2d St., Richmond, Ky. T II P SPTRFT I Af j 1 11 V O I 1 11 Li Li U . i : its the best fitting Corset on the mar ket . . MRS. S. A. DEATHERAGE : Phone No. 560146 7th Ave. COMPANY Jm&rr I RICHMOND. KY.