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STORY THE TOST '
iX THE PRESIDENT--.
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.
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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
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
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.
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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.. -
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 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.
News That You Can't Get Elsewhere
. 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
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. ' - - " ...
... 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 .
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.
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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
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
Rev. Haas who has been pastor of the
Methodist Church for-several months left
Wednesday for ML Vernon, Ind. where he
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will majce his home,-- .
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
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
J. H. Jones, farmer, merchant
and cattle buyer, of Baldwin,
shipped a carload each of cattle
and hogs to Cincinnati last week.
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. :. . '
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? .
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. ,
- 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
; You'vvill enjoy a musical treat
at the Christian Church ; concert
next Tuesday evening. The. time
is eighi: o'clock. '
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.
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.
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. . - " . '- -
St, TELEGRA ;PH
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
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
We carry a full li ? of both domestic and
steam coal. Richmond Coal & Supply Co.
v A Training
School for Teachers
CmTm lewlliiK to K1-mentarT .
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J. O. CRBBB, PreMri
FOR ANYTHING IN
RICHMOND GREEN HOUSE
Cut Flowers, Bulbs, and
Flowering Plants always on hand.
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Jm&rr I RICHMOND. KY.
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