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The Daily South Kentuckian Chas. M. Mkacham, - - Kditoh. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, 1885. Tho October number of Demorest'a Monthly Magazine is, as usual, very entertaining aud instructive. As a family magazine it is worthy of hon orable mention, The present mimbor U filled with readable articles, anioust which are "Three Days at Chaniou uix," "The Poet Miltou.," and "Ham bles About Crieff." All the articles devoted to fashion and the adornment of home are very suggestive, and the stories, poems, and various depart ments furnish agreeable aud instruc tive reading. There are some good illustrations, and tho frontispiece is a line steel engraving. This number complotcs Vol. XXI. Printing used to be called the black art, aud tho boys who assisted the pressmen were called "imps," As tho. Btory runs, Aldus Manutius, a print er of Venice, took a little uegro boy, left behind by a merchant vessel, to assist him in his business. It soon got wind that the "imp" of Aldus was black, and a crowd gathered. Therefore, showing the "imp," he said : "Be it known in Venico that I, Aldus Mauutius, printer to the Holy Church and the Doge, have this day made a public exposure of the 'prill tcr s devil.' All who think he is not llcsli aud blood may come and pinch him." Thus originated the term "priutcr's devil." Tho seven attaches of Doris' circus who robbed four young men who had beeu permitted to ride on the circus train, near Frankfort, and made them jump oil' the running train at the points of pistols, have been ar rested and jailed at Frankfort. Their names were Win. Carroll, of Norwich, Conn. ; Richard White and John Mar tin, Xew York ; Paul McQuade, Prov idence, R. I. ; Jacob Bovd, of Xew burg, Pa.; Geo. Miller and Par- riuo. All but the last named were arrested in Louisville. Parrine was caught at Lafayette, Ind. The young moil who wero robbed were named Turner, Miles, Schofield and Webber. All but Turner had limbs broken when they jumped from tho train and Webber is still in a very critical condition. The whole gang will prob ably be convicted and scut to the pen itentiary. Peterson's Magazine for October makes us marvel moro than ever how so beautiful a monthly can be pub lished for so low a price. The prin cipal engraving on steel. "The Star of tho Night," is a porti iat of one of the loveliest of women, and looks as if painted from life. There are two colored patterns in embroidery; a mammoth colored fashion-plate; a story profusely illustrated ; and some fifty wood-cuts of fashions, work-table patterns, etc., etc. The powerful novelet by Mrs. Ann S. Stephens, which has awakened such interest all the year, grows more absorbing as it approaches the close. "Josiah Allen's Wife" lias one of her unrivaled lm- morons sketches ; Frank Lee Benedict begins a new novelet : and there is a little sketch, "That Horrid Dress," which every lady ought to insist on her husband reading. But enough tho best thine to do is to write for specimen of "Peterson," which will be sent gratis, and compare it with others, when you will bo certain to subscribe, or get up a club, for 1886 Now is the time for this. The price of this "lady's favorite" is bnt two dollars a year, with great deductions to clubs. Address Charles J. Peter. son,30C Chestnut Street, Philadelphia Pa. Strange Case of a Wife's Devotion A sensation was caused in police tirara in lucnmouu, V a., uy the uiS' covcry that one of the prisoners in the city jail, who was attired as a man, was a woman. The name of the prisoucris Honrietta Ilix. Her hus band deserted her in Boston a few months ago. Learning that ho had goue to Richmond the wife donned male attire and shipped on board of a vessel at Boston as a cook about two weeks ago. Upon reaching Richmond Mrs. Ilix discovered that her husband had been arrested aud committed to jail for robbery. Determined to gain access to him and sliaro his prison cell, the woman stole a small amount of money. She was arrested, aud without arousing the suspicious of the authorities as to her sex,, she was placed in the same cell with Ilix. The ruse was discovered, and the hus baud and wife placed in separate tells. Hix confirms tho woman's sto ry, and says they were married in Boston about two years ago. It is probable Mrs. Hix will bo pardoned by the Governor. Sho is young and good looking. KENTUCKY KNOWLEDGE. Christian county ranks twelfth in point of wealth, according to tho ro porl of tho Board of Equalization. The Republicans of Massachusetts have unanimously renominated their present ticket of State officers, head ed by Geo. Robinson as Governor. The Court of Appeals has over ruled the potitiou for a rehearing In the case of George Stricklor, sen tenced to bo hanged in Whitley coun ty for tho murder of Bcttio Hall, in that county. Last Friday Capt. Einile;Ruff, of Dubuque, Iowa, lauded at this place for a few minutes. Ho has been traveling in a canoe for several mouths and has been all over the lakes and rivers of the north. Two weeks ago he launched his cauoo at Pittsburg and lias since been trave ling at the rate of 00 to 75 miles a day. From hero he goes to Cairo, thence up the Mississippi to St. Paul, Minn., then doubling back down the river he goes to Now Orleans, thence to the gulf and across to the Florida peninsula and around the Atautic coast to New York. The journey has been made twice aud ho will make tho third to go the round trip. His canoe is sixteen feet long, of red ce dar with mahogany deck, aud air chambers at each end. These make it impossible for the craft to sink and tho secured ballast will right it when it is turned over. The oars work with a joint and the rudder is worked by the feet. He carries his cooking utensils, provisions, etc., and also a rubber bed which he inflates at night and fastens the air in until morning, when he takes off the cap, lets the air out aud rolls it up aud puts it in the boat. He is fixed up for living pret ty well, but after all must have a pretty Ruff time of it. Breckcnridge News. The Purchase. SPECIAL LOCALS. DIED. Mary Ophelia Russell, only daugh ter of R. A. and L. B. Russell, was born Sept. 12, 1884, aud died Aug. 21, 1885. Her little life was as a dream, scarcely one short year ago our baby came to gladden our hearts and brighteu home. Beautiful of feature and gentle in disposition, everybody loved our darling, she was an angel on earth. Her mother preceded her to the land of bliss only a few days. That death loves a shining mark has been truly exemplified in this in stance. No purer, sweeter spirit was ever called from earth, with unfalter ing trust in the Savior, she passed away, leaving only bright memories behind her. Dear papa, it is hard to give them up, but with the healing haud of time, will come the blessed assurance, "God knows best." Life's pathway is thorny, Mary's little feet were tender, and He has called her to join her sainted mother and above all to be with Him in Glory. Lei us thank God she is where she can never know a heartache. Farewell, little darling, your baby form is no longer here, but the pre cious memory of your winning ways, and the light of your beautiful blue eyes will linger with us till we meet you in the home above. May you welcome Auntie. The Issue of Cents. Chicago Journal. Tho first coin ever issued in this country was tho old-fashioned cart wheel cent The first issue was In 171)3, aud there were three dies made. With the single exception of the year 1815 there has been no break in the issue of cents from that time to the present. The labor required to se cure a sample of the three varieties of cents made in 1793 is very great, and they bring from $3 to $5 each. The cent of 1791 is a trifle moro com mon and can be bought for about 60 cents, while a sample of the issue of 1795 is worth $1.2o. It was in this year that the liberty cap waschanged to the fillet head, and these were is sued regularly for thirteen years, when the Goddess of Liberty ap peared on the face of the coin, with thirteen stars surrounding it. A cent of tho issue of 1799, in good con dition is worth $10 or $50. f Hickman Couriar. The counties in Kentucky known as "Tho Purchase," aro so known be cause tlioy wore included in tho ter ritory purchased from the Indians in the year 1828. Tho purchase was made by Gen. Jackson, acting as commissioner for tho United States Government, and the price he paid the Indians was $(10,000. The terri tory bought included the Kentucky counties west of the Tennessee river, nearly all of the West Tennessee, and a large portion of North Missis sippi. It was owned by three tribes of Indians, the Chcrokccs, Choctaws, aud Scminoles, aud these tribes had previously exchanged their "reser vations" in Alabama for it Why the name of "Tho Purchase"' adheres to the Kentucky counties, and not to the Teuncssco and Mississippi terri tory obtained by Jackson In the same transaction, we can not explain, un less because local politicians have kept it alive in Kentucky. Three years before the war, the Hickman Courier advocated tho organization of a new Slate out of the portions of Kentucky, Tennessee and Mississippi, described in the purchase by Jackson, and the proposition was generally discussed by the press and very gen erally favored by the people of the territory to be embraced in the pro posed new State. After the war the proposition was rovived aiid tro grossed so far that a dclegato convcir tion was assembled at Jackson, Tcnu., which took the initiatory steps for forming the new State, and resolved to call It the State of Jackson. The known opposition of the then Con gress of the United States to the ad mission of a Democratic State, sum manly, absolutely, and perhaps for ever, squelched the movement. If anyone knows anything more, or different as to the history of "The Purchase,'' let them speak out. Revolutionary. The proposed sovereignty conven tion for changing the constitution of Kentucky is called revolutionary. Any plan, to succeed, such aro the provisions of our organic law ou the subject, must go in a measure eon trary to the constitution. Violence to the sanctity of constitutional pro visions can only be forgiven when it is douo through a power higher than, because it is the source of, the consti tution itself the power of the people. It has been proposed to draft a new constitution aud submit it to tho peo ple for a vote. If the adoption of such a draft were to be dependent upon the methods already tried un successfully, aud required a large ma jority of all the legal voters of tho Slate, the result would be a failure as be f roc. If the adoption of the new instrument were sought through any other means, differing ever so sllghly from the constitutional plan, a revo lutionary plan is Inaugurated. If, as has been suggested, the question of calling a convention be submitted to the vote of the people and decided by the majority of the votes cast, the constitution is abandoned aud revo lutionary means resorted to. The alarm it the idea of revolutionary measures is ill-grounded. The con stitution can not be changed but by a departure from its own provisions. A constitution drawn up by a sover eignty convention and adopted by vote of the people would be the work of tho people themselves, and would bo a submission of the whole matter to tho decision of those who alone have absolute power in our land the voters. To be alarmed at the suggestion of "revolutionary meas ures" is to be frightened at a shadow. Inquirer. "Can any little boy or girl tell me why the lions would not hurt Dan iel ?" said a gentleman addressing a Sunday-school. "I kuow," said one bright little fel low, holding up his hand. "And what was the reason, my lit tle man ?" said the speaker, stepping forward, with his face in a joyous glow. "Speak up loud, so that all may hear you ; why wouldn't the lions bite Daniel ?" "I guess it was 'coz he b'lougcd to the circus." . The 8edatcncss of the occasion was interrupted. Chicago Ledger. Come in aud subscribe for South Kentuckian to-day. Forty years ago the most prominent man in Virginia politics was William Smith, known every where as "Extra Billy." Honored twice by election to the governorship of the State and repeatedly elected to Congress, he oc cupied a high place in the estimation of the pcoplo who delighted to vote tor him. The old gentleman still lives and a few days ago celebrated his 90th birthday. A writer says he goes over his farm near Warrenton daily, and ia as erect in carriage, prompt in speech, clear in faculties and perfect in health as ever, and does not present the appearance of a man or more tnan sixty. Botheration Among the Dootors. There is a breeze in the St Louis medical society, over certain breaches of the code. Several physicians had "specialties" and avertised them. This being contrary to medical eti quette, necessitated the resignation of these people. How queer it seems that whon a good means of cure is found, anybody should object to making it public. It Is no secret that many physicians use Brown's Iron Bitters in their regular practice, with the happiest effect Dr. M. E. Donghorty, Franklin, Va.,says, "I am highly pleased with Brown's Iron Bitters, and believe it to be superior to all other iron preparations." GRAND 0FENIN& THIS M AT The Old Reliable M, FRANKEL & SDK. We have received our entire stock of Fall and Winter Goods, consisting of Dry Goods, Clothing, Cloaks, Boots, Shoes, Hats, Caps, Furnishing Goods, Trunks and. fa Uses, and offer extra in ducements this week. Our Clothing cannot be surpassed in style, qualitif and price. Our Dry Goods are cheaper than any in the city and the largest stock to select from. Our Cloaks were made to our order and we show the greatest variety in the city at the lowest prices. Our Hats and Caps are the latest styles. Our Boots and Shoes defy competition. Our Furnishing Goods cannot help but please the most fastidious. Our Trunks and Vali ses are better made than any to be shown in this city and same prices as inferior goods. Call on us for bargain sand you shall go away well pleas ed. M. FRANKEL & SONS. For a nice Fall or Winter Suit call on. IT. TOBIU & CO., Merchant Tailors, Mam Street, Hopkins- ville, Ky. A New Grocery i Saloon Let Everybody Come. I have just opened my new store, and ex tend my old friends and the public gener ally a cordial invita tion to come and see me. promising to sell you nothing but the very best goods at the lowest living prices, In connection with a new and complete stock of Staple and Fancy Groceries, Pro visions, etc. I have fitted up in the best style, a Saloon, where I propose to keep a full line of Whiskies, Wines, Brandies, and everything usually kept in a first-class saloon. I am located on Nashville St., op posite Lewis House, in the new buildings. I have a full line of the best cigars ever brought to this city. My stock is fresh and new, and if you want the best goods at low prices don't fail to call on me. Very Respectfully, 0. S. Stevens. Ml kinds of Repaiiing done in the venj best manner at McCamy, Bonte Co's. Carriage Factory. Prices low down. WE AKE STILL HOLDING FORTH AT THE OPERA HOUSE. Great Inducements in SUITS to ORDER, CUSTOM-MADE C&OVSSlDSrG, Gent's Furnishing Goods, HATS AND CAPS. All the Latest Styles now on hand, and ready tor your inspection. We shall be pleased to see you in our store during Pair week. Jas. Pye & Co. Isolator M3Hb ! FORBES & BR0. At TJaoir Planing Mills, HOPKINSVILLE, KENTUCKY, HAVE TUB LAlUiKsTbTOCK Or FIEST-CLASS X-TJlvdlEEIS KVKlt OFFKUKI) TO THE IH'BI.IC. Wo aro fully prepared to fill all orders for Building Material. We have everything with which to build a limine, from tlio finest to tho cheapest. We aro prepared to couiH;to with anybodv In quality of work, prices, etc. Laths, Shingles, Flooring, Sash, Doors, Blinds, Flooring, Buggies and Wheat Drills. 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