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KENTUCKY
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SITUATION
Neither Side Intend to Cause an
Open Conflict of Arms.
Still Grcnt UmciinIiichm 1m Pelt ttnd
Wilt He .Until tho .MoiuIiith of the
LeKlttliiture Have Departed
After Adjournment.
Louisville, Ky., March 11. Judge
Fields, iu the circuit- court Saturday
morning-, bunded down tin opinion
tlmt liu lias no jurisdiction iu the
cases brought to determine the governorship
controversy. lie holds that
the constitution csts in the legislature
the power to decide contests
for this oflice.
Frankfort, Ky., -March 10. W. II.
Cotillon, a clerk in the olllcc of State
Auditor Sweeney, was arrested and
placed in jail, churged with complicity
in the murder of the late William
Cioebcl. The urrcst was made by Chief
or Police Williams.
Warrants have also been issued for
the arrest of Secretary of State Caleb
Powers and C'apt. John W. Davis, policeman
of the state capitol square.
Frankfort, Ky., March 12. The
sheriff who held the warrants for the
nrrest of Secretary of State Caleb
Powers and State House Policeman
John Davis, charged with complicity
iu the; assassination of William
was denied admission to the capitol
building, where the men were all
day Saturday. In the evening "11
two men, dressed in the uniforms of
boldiors, accompanied by about "0
to Idlers, succeeded in getting on
board a train, but were arrested upon
their arrival at Lexington, where
they are now in jail.
The first move on the part of Beckham's
follower.-, toward the formation'
of a state guard under bin administration
has been made. City
Clerk Hen Marshall circulated a paper
nnu enlisted the requisite number of
men who arc to compose a company,
guns for which have been provided
by citizens here, most of them being
cither needle guns or Winchesters.
Beckham appointed Col. David R.
Murray, of Cloverport, asslstaut adjutant
general, witli the rank of
colonel, and he, was sworn in.
Hurlund Whittakcr and W. IT. Cul-ton,
who nre confined in jail here,
charged with complicity in the assassination,
were removed from the jail
nt an early hour Sunday morning and
taken in n hack to Shelby ville, where
they were placed on a train and sent
to Louisville under heavy guard.
Taylor has issued n lengthy statement,
addressed to the people of Kentucky,
reviewing the conditions leading
up to the "serious conditions and
dangers" now confronting them, and
severely condemning the course taken
by the Kentucky courts, which lie
characterizes as "courts of conviction
instead of trial." He also explains
why he granted pardons to Secretary
of State Powers, W. II. Culton, Chas.
Fin ley and Capt. Davis.
Lexington, Ky., March 12. The
threatened riot ofr.T the arrest here
of Secretary of State Powers nml Policeman
Davis did not take place. The
lime was ripe, under misleading reports
Hint mountain men were preparing
to rescue the prisoners from
the jail, for desperate resistance on
the part of the local officers, who are
mostly Goebel men, and had an attempt,
been made to take the prisoners,
the result is unpleasant to contemplate.
Cupt. Longmlre received orders
from Assistant Adjt. Gen. Dixon, under
the Taylor administration, to disband
the soldiers here. He ignored
the orders. Bobcrt. Kenny, of this
city, is acting ns assistant adjutant
general under Custlemun.
Lexington, Mnrch 13. At 2 o'clock
Monday morning Sheriff Suter, of
Franklin county; Sheriff Bosworth,
of this county; Police Detective Harry
Stougli and Deputy Jailer Will
went to the' jail nnd awakened
Bepublicun Secretary of State Calcjb
Powers nnd Capt. John W. Davis, who
were arrested here Saturday night
charged with being accessories before
the fact to the killing of Goebel. Tliey
told tho prisoners to get up nnd dress
in their soldier clothes, as they wanted
them to take a ride.
Powers told the officers that they
had no right to take them out of
jail at such nn unseemly .hour nnd
not- tell them where they were to be
tnken, nd that they had no right to
take them out without first allowing
them to see their attorney. The officers
told them to hurry up and
dress; that they had no time to discuss
law points, nnd when Powers refused
to dress, the officers assisted
him. Ho continued to resist nfter he
was dressed and the ofiicers handcuffed
him and Davis together.
They had to drag the prisoners
down tho steps and to force them
into waiting carriages. They were
then driven to Versailles, where they
boarded the Louisville Southern train
for Louisville. Democratic Adjt. Gen.
John B. Castleman held u consultation
with Sheriffs Suter and B s-'
worth at 10 Sunday night, nnd it is
supposed that it was decided then to
fake llie prisoners tQqyisyillsN
Louisville, Ky., March 13. Sccrc
tary of State Powers and Cnpt. Davis
were brought here from Lexington
in custody Monday morning and
plnced in the county jail. The prisoners
were driven from Lexington to
TJuwreneeburg, where they took a
Louisville Southern, train for 'his city.
Frankfort, K3'.. March 13. Adjt.
Gen. Collier nrrived here from Louisville
Monday and immediately held n
short conference with Republican
Gov. Taylor. When been afterward
Gen. Collier said Taylor had no intention
of leaving Frankfort or of
bringing any more troops here nt
present. Shortly after Gen. Collier's
arrival at the state grounds. Sheriff
Suter appeared, and assured Gen. Collier
that no warrant for his arrest
had been issued, (leu Collier smilingly
assured Sheriff Suter that ho
would be easily found in case a
was issued. .
Adjt. (Jen. John B. Cnstlenmn arrived
here nt, 10 o'clock Monday anil
was in conference with Democratic
Gov. Beckham and other leaders for
some lime. The organintion of the
new state gitnrtl under Beckham and
Castleman is being arranged for. Several
companies iu the state guard as
originally constituted hate gone over
to Beckham, and it is understood that
tho new 'company organized here Sunday
and companies enlisted nt. Louisville
and oilier points in tho state
will be 'mustered in this week. The
pluns for organisation of the state
guard are. being perfected iu anticipation
of the passage of the Triplet t
resolution in the house Tuesday
Castleman to arm and equip
a militia reeogni.ing Beckham ns
"governor and carrying an appropriation
of $100,000 to put it into effect.
Frankfort. Ky., March 13. The situation
invFrnnkfort shows a radical
impnncment. from that of 24 hours
ago. Public excitement, worked up
to the highest pitch by the arrests of
Secretary of State Powers, Capt. Da-is
and the others accused of complicity
in the assassination of William
Goebel, and by rumorsi nmoug
the republicans that the hastily organized
militia of Beckham was to
attempt to take possession of the
state buildings or arrest Taylor, and
among the democrats that the state
militia would attempt to arrest Beckham,
died away almost entirely when
it became evident that neither side
bad any Intention of initiating hostilities.
Nccitheless, grcnt uneasiness still
exists, especially among the republicans.
Democratic leaders do not deny
the reports that further arrests will
be made in connection with "the Goebel
assassination, which one prominent
democrat said might also include
some democrats?
nnd already several rcnublican members
of the legislature hove left
Frankfort, presumably to avoid possible
arrests. Rumors in regard to
the arrests included not only tho
names of Taylor and republican members
of the legislature, but that of
Adjt. Gen. Collier ns well. No
has been issued for Gen. Collier
as yet, however.
In the service of furtlier warrants
lies one of the critical points of tho
general situation, as several republican
members of the legislature have
openly expressed their intention of
resisting such service to the last,
while nn attempt to arrest Taylor at
present would in ull probability bo
attended witli consequences unpleasant
to contemplntc. Taylor has been
urged bj several republican leaders to
remove the seat of government to
London for the present, where ho
would be safer from the possibility
of nrrest, but it is understood lie has
infused to take such action, and will
remain in Frankfort until the federal
courts have finally passed on the disputed
governorship.
The developments of the next few
hours will probably settle things ono
way or the other, as the legislature
has but that much longer to live, and
with a peaceful final settlement and a
departure of the legislators much
pressure will be removed.
The legislature, which is about to
adjourn' sine die, passed no bills up
to the assassination of Goebel, nnd ns
a result of the crisis following no
measures passed ever reached Taylor's
table. Eleven bills hnve since
passed and have either been npproved
by Beckham or are now before him.
The only measures of general importance
approved by him so far are tho
"Goebelnssnssinationrewnrd" bill nnd
the McChord railroad
mensure. It is prncticnlly settled tlmt
Beckham will cull an extra session in
the event the court of last resort, decides
in Ills fnvor, but the date of tho
convening of the session will not be
definitely fixed till the court of appeals
passes on the governorship case.
It is generally believed, however, Hint
it will lie called for the middle of
April or the first of May.
Left Over n Million I'ounda.
London, March 12. The will of tho
late Thomas Henry Ismay, founder
of the White Star Line Stenmship Co.,
who died in Liverpool last November,
has been proved, showing a personal
estate of 1,207,SS1. Numerous legacies,
in all about 23,000, are left to
charities, and the remainder of the
estate tj members of the family.
LINCOLN'S BODY MOVED.
ft Wi Placed In 1 Temporary Ile
celvliiK Viwilt Until tli New
Monument la Completed.
Springfield, 111., March 12. After a
lapse of 24 years, during which time
they have lain hermetically Healed
nnd buried beneath n half dozen feet
of solid concrete, the remains of
Abraham Lincoln were removed Saturday
afternoon from the crypt of
the Lincoln national monument and
transferred to a temporary vault of
the monument knoll.
The removal of the body was made
necessary by the demolishing of the
monument, preparatory to its reconstruction.
For this purpose the last
general assembly cf Illinois made an
appropriation of $100,000. The, work
of dismantling has been going on
throughout the winter, and Fridny
tho large force of workmen cable
within touch of the burial casket.
The ceremonies attending the transfer
were informal. State Treasurer
Public Instruction Bnyllss, representing
the present board of trustees of
the monument, were present and witnessed
the removal of the casket in
their official capacity, and the Lincoln
Monument association, The Lincoln
Guard of Honor, and the G. A. II.,
.vcrc also represented. None of the
relatives of the dead president were
present.
When the cedar box containing the
metallic casket was exposed to view
it was found to be in u bad state ol
decay, and in a few years more it
would have entirely rotted away.
This is due to the moisture which has
found its way into the concrete masonry
which formed a covering for
the enskct. The casket itself was not
opened, that ceremony being postponed
until the remains nre placed
in their final resting place upon the
completion of the new monument.
The temporary vault prepared for the
casket is 12 feet square and is constructed
with double decks, thus in
suring room for the six bodies now
under the monument.
HIS LIFE'S JOURNEY ENDED.
Hon. E. J. Fhclpa, to
England, Die nt Hln Kenldcnce
in New llnvcn, Ct.
New Haven, Ct., March 10. Hon. E.
J. Phelps, former minister to
died at his home in this city
late Friday afternoon, after an illness
of about two months. The end was
peaceful, and for several hours before
he passed away he was unconscious.
New Haven, Ct.r Mnrch 12. Funeral
services for the lnte Edward .7.
Phelps, ex-Minister to England, were
held in Battel chapel. Dr. Timothy
Dwiglit delivered the funeral address.
The college choir sang two hymnst
"Lend, Kindly Light," and "Abide
With Me."
The plain black coffin was carried
into the chapel on the shoulders of
eight seniors, members of the Wolf's
Head Fraternity, of which Prof.
Phelps was nn honorary member.
Among tho honorary pallbearers
were President Arthur T. Hadley, of
Yale; Prof. William Graham Sumnei
nnd Dean Francis Wnyland.
The body was taken to Burlington,
Vt., where tho interment in the family
plot will be made Tuesday.
Fifty "Were Drowned.
Calais, France, Mnrch 11. The British
steamer Nindsor.whieh has arrived
here from Leith, Scotland, reports
that the, British steamer Cuvier, Cnpt.
Quinton, from Antwerp for Brazil,
wns sunk in collision with nn unknown
steamer. The second mate
nnd two seamen of the Cuvier were
rescued. The rest of the crew of
about CO arc believed to be lost.
Teleternpli Line to Alnalcn.
Seattle, Wash., March 12. Capt.
Abcrcromble and 43 government engineers
will sail for the Copper river,
Alaska, on the steamer St. Paul, this
week. They will at once prepare to
lay bridges over the Copper, Klutena
und other rivers for the trail to the
Yukon, and then will begin setting
poles for the telegraph line. It is the
intention to string most of the wire
from Vnlde to St. Michael.
No More Gutting; of Kntca.
New Yoik, March 12. It is rumored
tlmt the great western railroads
have made an agreement to do
no more cutting of rates between
Chicago and the western coast. The
agreement, it is reported on excellent
nuthority, practically amounts to an
nlliance of these railroads for mutual
protection ngainst tho interstate
commerce inw.
Our Guiihontn nt Havtinn.
Havana, Mnrch 11. Tho United
Stntcs nrmorcd cruiser New York,
flngship of Kent Adm. Fnrquhnr, commander-in-chief
of the North Allan
tie squadron, arrived here, followed
shortly by the gunboat Machias. The
battle ship Texas nnd the cruiser Detroit
are expected within the next 21
hours.
There "Will Ho No Compromlne.
I titsburgh, Pa., March 11. Secre
taiy Morelanl, of the Carnegie Steel
Co., declared emphatically that no
compromise iu the pending Trick
Garncgio litigation had 'eer been
dreamed of.
I STATE ODDS
SEPARATED FIFTY YEARS
A Kentucky "Woman the "Wife
of a Man "Who DcMcrtcd Her .
Mnny YenrM Abo.
Louisville, Ky., Murch 13. An interesting
will case was decided by Judge
Miller when he held that Mrs. Elizabeth
Hatfield Fowler is the legal )
widow of W. S. Fowler, the man who
married her CO years ago, and desert-1
cu ner two years uuer anu wnom sne
never saw bfterward. .
Mrs. Fowler met the deceased in Indiana
in 1!48. They were married and
lived in various places in Indinna.
Finally her husband grew tired of her
and left her. He appeared shortly
after und told his wife that he hnd
obtained a divorce from her in Louisville.'
She accepted his statement and
not long nfter married another. Fowler
came to Louisville. He married
twice, hnd several children nnd accumulated
a good estate in the livery
business. His first wife did not know
of it until she read of his death in the
papers.
Shevbcgan an investigation, found
that Fowler had never been divorced
from her, and sued for her share of
the estate, which is worth about $30,-000.
Judge Miller held that she is the
legal wife of Fowler, and is entitled
to the widow's share.
Iloy'H Foot Cut Off.
Livingston, Ky., March 13. John
Poynter, 15 years old, while attempting
to board tt moving freight train
at this place, missed his stepping and
fell on the track, and the wheels ran
over his left foot, crushing it so badly
it had to be amputated. Yoiing
Poynter, witli several other boys, was
in the habit of meeting
trnins nnd boarding them nt the
north end of the railroad yards and
riding trnins to the stntion. This is
the second case of the kind that has
occurred to this family.
Lnnt of 11 Noted Cnac.
Louisville, Ky., March 13. The last
chapter in the case of John II.
ngainst State Senator S. B.
was reached when Judge Barker,
of the criminal court, refused to allow
the case to be resubmitted to the
grand jury. The last grand jury dismissed
the charge of false pretenses
brought by WhalIcn ngainst Barrel,
and it wns sdught to reopen the matter
by submitting it to a subsequent
grand jury. l '
Mild Don Scare lit Morchcnd.
Morehend, Ky., March 11. About
two weeks ago a strange dog pnssed
town and bit secral dogs
and at the time it was thought the
strange dog was mad, but nothing
more was thought of until recently,
when live or six of the home dogs
went mad and started out through
the town. The marshal killed all the
nuul ones before any damage wus.
done.
The Jury Acquitted lllm.
Glasgow, Ky., March 11. George
Dove, who last November killed Joe
Janes by chopping his head off with
an ax, was tried and acquitted in the
circuit court here. It was shown by
the testimony that Janes had been
too intimnte with Dove's wife, nnd
the jury wns out but n short time
deliberating upon their verdict.
Dove's uequtytal is satisfactory to the
public.
Convicted of Ilribcry.
Louisville, Ky., March 13. The first
conviction in the federal court for
bribing Negro voters at the last election
was made in the case of C. E.
Lackey, of Middlesboro. The jury
was out but a few minutes. Judge
Field will probably sentence him tomorrow.
n UllrondH "Will FIrIi t.
Frankfort, Ky., March 10. It is understood
that, the railroads will fight
the McChord bill on the ground tlmt
it did not pnss the senate according
to the constitutional requirement, because
only 19 senators voted. The
case will likely be taken through all
the courts, and the enforcement of
the lnw mny thus be postponed for
several years. ,
Ills Nnuiu la Hulling,
Louisville, Ky., March 10. The first
nnmo of Whittakcr, held without
bond on the charge of killing William
Goebel, has been determined. It is
not Harlan, Harland or Hollnnd, as
has been published, but it is Holllns.
He was named after Martin Holllns,
v miller, who died several years ugo.
Whittuker's friends say ho is an expert
shot.
The IIoo IIooh Meet.
Lexington, Ky., March 11. The
concatenated order of IIoo Hoos for
this statemet here and, initiated ten
members.' The order is made up of
lumbermen, railroad men and newspaper
men and is about 300 strong.
Vice Gerent Snnrlc II. II. Pierce presided.
There was n banquet given
by the local members.
AND ENDS. I
FOUGHT WITH A DOG.
A Mother' Heroic Effort to Save
Her Child From un Infuriated
IleiiMt Supported to Be Mnd.
Louisville, Ky., March 13. A moth-
er's efforts to save her child from the
fangs of a dog believed to be mad
caused her to engage in a feurful battle
with the brute. The combat
in the yard of the house at No.
023 East Breckinridge street. William
Freeman, tho child of
Mrs. Lee Freeman, was at play, when
a large dog, which belonged next
door, leaped over the fence.
The boy ran forward to play with
it, when the dog knocked him down
and began to tear ut his throat. Tho
child's mother ran out nnd seized tho
dog, which knocked her down, biting
her left ear nearly off nnd lnceratlng
the left sido of her face fearfully.
The people who were attracted by
the struggle Were unable to interfere,
and the woman and child might have
been killed had not Chief of Police '
Hnuger passed. He ran into the yard
with his pistol. The dog seized tho
barrel in his mouth, there was' a report
and the animal Iny dead beside
his victims. Mrs. Freeman nnd the
child were given medical attention.
Their injuries are very serious, and
blood poisoning nnd hydrophobia aro
feared.
Found Her Home in AmIich.
Cynthlnnu, Ky., Murch 13. The residence
of Mrs. Adam Benakcr, ono
and one-half miles west of this place,
was totully destroyed by fire. Mrs.
Ilennker was in town nt the time and
knew nothing of it until she returned
and found her home in ashes. The
origin of the fire is unknown, but is-supposed
to be the work of
Loss several hundred, with
only small Insurance.
ICnlKhta Select a A'cvr Commander.
Lexington', Ky., Mnrch 10. Col. W.
II. Logan, of Louisville, was chosen to
succeed Gen. Stanley Milward, of this
city, as commander of the Kentucky
brigade, uniform rank of Knights of
Pythias. Col. Jas. E. MeCracken, of
Dayton, Ky., was the contending candidate
before the commissioned officers
of the five regiments of the
state who constituted the election
board.
Accuncd of VnndiillHin.
Frankfort, Ky.,March 10. The locnl
officers have determined to prosecute
Lieut. Pierce, of Lexington, who -is
charged with desecrating the state
house by stripping the crape placed
there in memory of Senator Goebel.
A full list ox witnesse hns been obtained
and a warrant is to be issued,
charging Pierce with a high '
meanor.
Destroyed HlnlllllnK Outllt.
Lancaster, Ky., March 13. Headed
by Deputy Collector M. F. West, o
this place, revenue officers destroyed
a moonshine outfit iji Estill county,
consisting of a still and worm and a
lurc qunntiy of beer nnd whisky,
The moonshiners, four in number, escaped.
"Will Help the Miner.
Franfort, Ky., March 13. Among
the important measures that became
laws last week wns the senate bill requiring
that all mining companies
pay their employes in cash every two
weeks.
Denth of Mrw. MnJ. IliitchliiM.
Maysvllle, Ky., March 13. Mrs.
Hutchlns, wife of Mnj. M. C. Hutch-ins,
quurtermuster general, United
States volunteers, died here from
heart trouble. Mnj. Hutchlns was at
her bedside, having been summoned
bj a telegram while on his way to
the Philippines.
Shot 1I1h SlHter'H Alleged Hetraycr.
Fulton, Ky., March 13. Ed Snyder
Jim Vowell through the breast
at Battler's camp grounds Sunday"
about noon. Vowell will die. Tho
cause of the trouble was the alleged
betrayal of Hose Snyder, a sister of
Ed Snyder, by Vowell. Snyder and
Vowell met In front of a church, and
services were going on within
when the shooting began.
Several shots struck the building, nnd
n stnmpedo took place. Snyder es
eaped. All the parties are prominent.
Pineville, Ky., Mnrch 13. On Greasy
creek, six miles from here, Inane Hopkins
shot and mortally wounded
Nelson by shooting him through
the breast. Both are prominent young
farmers and served in the
wnr in tho 4th Kentucky under
Col. Colson. The cause of the
killing is not known.
Stopped "Sunlio'M" Halo.
Louisville, Ky., Murch 11. Tho
names of a number! of persons who
have been selling "Sapho" through
boys on tho streets, have been submitted
to tin grand jury by Chief of
Police. Hunger, who stopped the bale
of the books.
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