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({^ tvho are to Take
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,-r }Y;>f. Kdward J.. Cur- |
fair of Hehre? :;i;<i Seutifi'cj
leader in the Rriggs I
? 511 ?'i place ?'!" Vale H'licn
i ;!> V "It I.. -> 1.0 I ov CilftTift;
thai lue
;;l iiiiUtl- ,
,j; :~ a delicate
i ' i-,] s enk and
' i r?tninir will
; erae posi
Ui'se two
of his time Las
, t!i,> liiick COUU
is |bi c:
ajatj,,.. among t
. ? i ??
iv ',? reaI'd
He proved tohi< own ?nt
; ? . questions and ntsw ei*?
cased professor :?: the head j
ai; recession .?:<?<; (hut there j
tot la; king a disrurlinnce
? rian iiurcli over tii*t sub- j
?rvf. Curtis will conduct I lie \
moi l>e predicted. The plan j
ry one a chance to talk. ' !
jiktf vl'ti bu k. W. a. Bart
iiigton, D; Dr. Barileti
oratur and s hitter coriserv
artli I? and Dr. Bi ?ggs were
de k?me ins?htii?n ?ere
lie German universities four
ithslaodiiig ti.o r!.--;- as->o
L'se t?o men, Dr. BattJett re
\??s as a dsn'gt roas man, and*
to ?peak hi- mind freely
e comes up Tuesdav. Wit h
iriij appear the Kiev: Dr. Snm
? uf i ! ;kawa???a Preslly
rlvitnra Hijc ca$? will not
I |j. conservative oratory i.<
Hi-.ry i?:ii; who wishes t<?
ive full llliertv, and the im
mt tbo debate may las! t!ir?e
ggi sted in I);-. V."hire's inter
; in to-day's World, how et er,
.'? - lislituitic rod erect* d
Jsjs camp thai in;:; carry on
The -facl that
? .I .1 lH?
Lewis ( i"li>
vsuGav.. May 28.?Aww?
,\.(. Lewis
v Y jjjti\it, near '
;'lc tail way i a'' liarvoga ?.
i3imTuroev v:cu\ to the Jen
Soc rod a. U.HarmoUvW^^
4 ktenltt'J two liisrei it11 c
; aad Hanuoii were i'4"?tti lu
uraer laid down on lut?
ea? bitting a ('^airi b0;1 i
, t Harmou came tu i
ie womeu left and went over
... . i? -?iot down and i turner
ubt as6ae?iuorc snoi v-:<-:
uodfcfcd men in the
itntutky. ?Wtc in- I'.ome i
UV Harinpti gav ? Ivimsel? up
itiiiharv trkl v a; had, wlitcu I
Vmdiug lutn ove? to jaU, t?
i ?\v; \\\ > women, sts acccs
btrifft Owens und WilViaaas
Eaal Cttiubevhmd Gap wttb
atiu tV.? two womeu to place
atTaiswell A large number
?ted tl etn. ?uvposedlv for the
wcVtug t\n- murderer.
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^ -U.Vt.K DO LT.
>n lUat tvea tli? rrcstut SU
? I? \):.\ a-^ tiolti .\\M?y.
I'v'A VtU!:.';lli\,.-.l N. \. jjUtt-l
twattnid specie payments
- ??- n,.; natit>na\ Treasvirr
? m I ?ci i iuk? had about
at?ns makVug |\7?,00O,0?0
? a? coinage ol eilvet uudev
M ^,Wjl)jW)0. Stuee ibeii
" v ? out Block both of gold
t 'i'jlUv. ttulil the Treasury
v toseiu? i hold to-day ^^?1
?rtaboaUof gold, while the
? cola^i &iid the silver notes
fye act of ittly It, iSOt)
?t??W, ami. moreover, tl\tj
u> WJ ^t^O/lOO, und the
*JVttft? (>f it in i"nc urta at
to^our rmne'&toclci while
?"! Vy out- Block oi'Vilver
?wh any eilkacv in nutuv
lu the past, ?e are
I gradually* prepared <v>., ,)?, A. ,
??r ......i.i'i.v's;:,, ,si)!r,,,r
more thnii a ?rat eii? V EuI?P? " "
P**?'*tin ourconr* , Zu
occurrences, until ?>, ?Y\cr 8?nitla
(Imp currency purposes Tut *?r 0tbc
something liko tnat of J ? proccss 1
water goes in (lie oil rises n. i 7 h.
^uh^nKMopit.a. ..^r ,10n '!
r,ro i^JoctoU Suitors Urttw s?r.,
? m ?? are hSS8
J ;,\:vN/K\-' ^ A story of brutal
ntri mU ir i,nd SWif< ^geanco upon
he hvo rn?rdcrersvcou.eS from s:;U(h.
! ?^.R m,?ftain (^ ?' Elliot, coimrv.
7'^ ^Prjid promised lo marrv
Amos Queen, who i!a,| Iu .. xvj,;,;i ^
{r:u!,ii'- ??K Snuciy Hook,
\n<! *S? ^rfed to
! Joh? Wtteox/hrothors^ndi
' '; ^??> the fjfrt; Koro
!??>?-.;: I.,,,,.,. and hid ft th, I^S
(o ^ute her horse: The horse ran a^av
*!.* was (hro.w,,, having ,???? ^ I
broken. ;
] 1 ^olhv? picked her up unconscious
? ?evreu her. Then H,ev drew straws
lU se? "he should be compelled t?
SJ1^ I'ertoaeabinSde:
vtose lot shc^ad fallen. She refused
?"dfa,,>^- 'iKv tried to sot, her injured!
b^s and kep her a prisoner in t he cabinl
hen round in- her brother and affianced,
she said: -In, tVilcoxes did it/' and
'bed. Examination shewed that she had
|i 'en chained to the cabin wall und crim?
inally assaulted. TheWilcoxes vverecan
tured and confessed, whereupon theV were
sin t to death by the brother on the' *pot
Miss I leeitor was the daughter of a prorii
men! citizen of Richmond'; Yn H-lio
move* to Sandy Hook some yeais ago
?nd died there. She was onlv twentv
one years old, a church memhorand Sun?
day school teacher,
The iAncris stiji Conducting Experiments
to Establish the Chicken Cholera Theory.
Loi isville, May ?&^The experts are
engaged in finishing up their work on tile
Snooks-Eerr poisoning investigation.
'I he ptomaines found in the chicken I
salad have been inj eel cd inio three hwiroj
h salthy chickens in or^ev thal the experts'
may ascertain the effect
The ptomaine formed by the germ of
any disease will, whe^i injected into a per?
son or animal, superinduce the disease,
flic ptomaines taken from the. chicken
sin;;;] fire thought to be those formed by
has illircholera-galiiiipruin, the germs of
ehickeu cholera. Consequently, when in?
jected into chickens they should ci\usc
lhe:n to b?com.C :s?\:'-"?e:l wish cholera, j
! his morning Hie ehickeits were droopin"
sind evidently ill. Should the sickness
ii< vi lop into chicken cholera, the theory
advanced by (he Post, thai (he wedding
a nests v.,re poisoned by the ptomaines of
this disease, will have been established
beyond :i peradventure. The experts will 1
he ready to Li*i? 1 in (heir report/to the J
coroner sis soon ?s the experiment }s com-1
--? -Nil- t
Mr*. CHincr S;?i<l to be Standing: I'lrni In
tier Statements?-A forgiving Husband.
(rulaski :^ewx.)
airs. GiilaiGf, who Is now in her girlhood
home !:i Pulaski county, il is reliably
said makes no e^Toft to belittle her -guilt
has no Ihotight of wciikouing in her
statements regarding Dr. Baker; She
him no encouragement in denying
her statement iLtt they spent some days
together a? Hotel Fairmonnt at Bristol.
51 ?> has, we are (qM, given to her family
a detailed statcmeul pf the wjiplp anair, j
iii which sin- describes the doctor's plan j
to make away with Iii? wife. According]
u> this report he claimed to have seen no
c nsiderable harm in causing her death;
.. she was a pure, good women and would
simply be ushered into heaven.
Mrs. Gilmer .-ays she is perfectly re?
signed to the law's course a:ul will
try to bear bravely l*>e consequences of
hue wrung do|ng. TJie exposure came iiol '
from her, Dr. ?alc?r Going betrayed by
tell-tale papers which had been in his
Ac ?rding to the terms of her bail
hoiid Mrs. Gilmer must report in person
? very session of the Wasltingt?n comity
:ourl until uw frfal comes off. Her bris
?aud has asked her to come'a fcw;day.s
licfore ti:o June term and spend the time
with her' children, who arc inconsolable
;il the absence oj(' jnoJUyii!.
The Heathen Ahead.
An association called the Prophecy Jn
i'estigftti? Society held a meeting at the
end of the lust month at the -Mansion
House, or oiftciUl residence of the fcord
Mayor*of London; it sccms-tliat it was
formed forty or fifty years ago for the
study ?>;' prophecy. Of course, the
prophecy offne second coming of Jescs
most engages 1 lie thoughts of the mem
uiers, and the prep?nder?ncorof opinion
at the meeting was in favor of the theory
thai He would appear before the millen?
nium. Tlial is the prevailing view among
our aw r. students of prophecy, its v.'as in?
dicated at !l;v y.illonnial Ooufereiice at
;J\;i lasl year. The opposing view
Ithe second coming will follow the
millennium was rejected by speakers at
the Lohtiou meeting as an invention of
the Ij'ujnai) miiul, and palpably erroneous,
on tiiti grouijd that tlte conversion of the
world to Ohristiapity scents impossible
I withp'nl the return o'f.h.sis. As one of
them saidi there are only J10 mlllious of
nominal Christians in the world out of a
I population of 1,400 millions. More than
that, beatenisru is actually undertaking
to propagate' itself in Christcmlom, and
Mohammedanism is advancing more rap?
idly than Christianity. There is a Budd?
hist temple with a full complement of im
. ported priests established in Paris, and
there are three Mohammedan temples in
' England, where the Islam pro pagan (la |S
[earnestly carrie(| on. ' ?-'f '
Leased the S. A. & O. Wire.
! The Webern Union Telegraph Company ha?
1 leased, or bou^h?. or taken charge in some
j way of the telegraph line on the S. A. Si 0.
! from liristol to Uig Stone Clap, They will
furnteh the linemen and keep the line In
order. The S; A. & 0. people, we are In?
formed, will keep their own operators, as do
all railroad companies, at every station. There
will probably be a separate otiice at Big Stone
Gap. thts is a splendid move aud one from
which good will come.
How Voting Raum Became Fascinated by
Women nml then Corrupt.
Washington, May 28.-?jtfotwithstanding
the numerous denials that the relations
between the Commissioner of Pensions
and the Secretary or- the Interior uro in?
harmonious, it is well understood here
that tili] great friction exists between
them. Oeii. Raum had not a sav*orv rep?
utation as a business in an whcii be was
appointed Commissioner of Pensions by
President Harrison, lie had been the
I'opresent&iive, attorney or promotor of
various enterprises in which the stock?
holders had lost their investment's.. The
most conspicuous of these was the refn*
???? l in?^ scheme which passed Hi rough the
ordeal of Congressional investigation at
the last session. The fact that everything
that Raum touched proved unprofitable]
to those who invested their'.iuouey lias |
i<-i'! a fixed impression that R?um is a
professional "kitcr." Now Secretary
Noble is trying to run him out of the
Pension oflice because his business repu?
tation is bad, and not because the oflice
itself has been badly administered.
General Raum is very sensitive on this
point} and believes that he can show to
the President thai the office has been
properly conducted and that Noble's pur?
pose ;s to remove him because he cannot
fully control him rather than for improv?
ing the public Kervfce;
Unfortunately for Commissioner Kaum
he is now confronted with the misdoings i
of his own son, who held the confidential I
position of assistant chief clerk. Young
Kaum has acted badly, and the conse-'
quences hereafter may bo serious. How?
ever it is not an isolated case in Washing?
ton where the public have been embar?
rassed in the past by the actions of de?
generate sons. The youthful career of
.James G. Blaine, Jr., .lohn A. Logan, Jr.,
Butler Mahone and Paul Eolnian were
such as to familiarize the public with the
fact that ail illustrious man might have
discreditable progeny. Young Raum,
therefore, does nol necessarily involve
his father, though Secretary Noble would ;
like to have the situation viewed in that
The weakness of young Raum has run
in the direction of women. He was tirsl
led astray by one of the Russell sisters,
hotter known as the Graoc sisters, a pair i
of adventuresses, who have had relations j
more or less intimate with public men in
Washington, They are twins who origi?
nally hailed from Baltimore, having a
capacity for drink only equalled by their
ability to spend money when furnished by
some male admirer. The two Uussells
are exact counterparts of each other, and
are as well known to the high rollers in
Washington as the President is to the
members of his Cabinet. A few years
ago Raum dr.. formed an attachment for
one of these gay creatures, Later he re?
linquished it, either because of his ina?
bility to supply a sutliciont amount of
liquor or money or because he had form?
ed attachments elsewhere. The latter is
probably the case, because ho has trans
fcred hia aftecti?n from one idol to
another quite rapidly in recent months.
Meanwhile he has spent money lavishly in
pursuit of his indiscretions, and it is no
surprise to his associates that he has felt
called upon to tap the public funds in
order to keep pace with liis-'owii follies, j
Hia lajesi exploit has been to languish in
the blandishment of a blonde on Capitol
BUI. l! was to legale her in the saTnc
sumptuous style that has marked his past
relations with the gay side of the world
that bus brought him into the present
trouble. It is not easy to see how he will |
get out of the scrape, caU3e|l Uj hta Inn
iiility io square liVsjicoouitts at the Pcn
sidir office, but the lady is taking it cheer?
ful^ having had all tho time an anchor
to windward in the shape of a secret liai?
son with a prominent United States S. ;i
the vit d? ? n iso's e h a.
The French and Kyersole Faction on
hand at Winciiester Kentucky but
their V???* Mfe ?*-9.*t?0VlM('
(Winchosi?r |}eiiioc>'?l.)
The.triul of the Perry county cases was
again postponed. There was several
reasons tor this. In the first place the
prisoner.-: W6K0 not anxious to U0 tried,
and, in the 8C$9u?fcla**, OoinmouAycalth's
Attorney Dronstou was called away by the
fatal illness of his wife, au'fi M?U- ?arll
wcU hy the fatal injury to his wife's
father, Capt. Todd, of Frankfort. So a
postponement was inevitable; a* the
claims for milage, etc, of the witnesses
must ho passed q'p \\? the Judge ana much
valuable 'time was consumed in auditing
these claims. The murder cases growing
out of the Perrv county feuds, were post?
poned until November and the other cases
until next May. This will materially re?
duce the number of witnesses next tune.
The >crowd of witnesses from I em
COUlltv brought some noted characters.
"Tallow Dick" Combs, a mulatto, un* one
of Evcrsole's right hand men, and was an
object of considerable curiosity. ,,e is
Evidently a very ftfeNfPri
said to be eWe kin to one nt Kent?icky
shrewdest Democratic politicians Good.
oc Combs came down to speculate in wit,
;^ss claims and, while here was gobb ed
D on an old indictment and placed under'
|?Vor oonfe^eratipg. The man who
L the cleanest swearing and .tuck ti e
B; F. French brought down the house
when lie testified that he bought twenty
two Winchester rifles und tried to buy a
cannon. It was evident to ail who heard
French testify that -tor once Charley
Bronston had met his match. All of
Bronston's efforts to confuse him crmake
him mad were futile, and the straightfor?
ward mVtnnci' in wh'ieli lie told his story
made him many friends.
Probably the man who attracted the
most attention was Olaife. Jones from
K^btt^unjty. lie is credited with having
ki\\<i? twenfy-ftnc men, seven of them
being slain one morning before breakfast.
He is said to have been a participant in
thellowan eoppty war, and afterward took
a hand in the Knox county troubles in
which county he was jailor before becom
. ing mixed up in the Perry county trouble,
Sheriff Couibs, of Perry county, came
down on the K. IT. itaiu Thursday and re?
mained for several hours. He was en
1 route \9 Frankfort with John Bush and
*; ':-V'". ,-, ? ; l{ }?::'?'.i
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Hen ry Fugatc who had been Renten ted to
the penitentiary from Perry county at the
session of Circuit Court' that has just
closed. Hush was sent up for five years
for breaking into a house and stealing the
uniform of one of the Perry.county guards,
lie is nn obi olfendcr having just finished
a five years' term in trie penitentiary from
Breathitt county for horse stealing! Fu
gatewas sentenced for life for the murder
of EmoryvAllen last July. He was con?
fined in jail herd until a fefv weeks ago
and seemed glad to get, bafflk if even for
a few hours. The murder' was a most
atrocious one. Allen was a Constablcand
had warrants' for the arri'st |of Zack and
Buck Fugafe, cousins of fieiiry. He a?
restcd^Buck, but Henry, who was at work
in the same field, ran and informed Zack.
These two armed themselves and lay in
wait for Allen and shot him to death.
They fled to Virginia where Henry was
arrested for some crime committed there
and brought hack here. The verdict of
! the jury witsch tried him caused much dis?
satisfaction as the officer w;is very popular
and the desire for the death penalty was
almost universal. Fugate seemed very
well satisfied witli the verdict and told
Jailer PierssilVmany incidents of the trial.
He .\id Judge Lilly was very mad because
the jury failed to condemn Him to death
and told them --it i< strange," that after
the experience of the last few years, a
Porrv county jury will not hung a man for
murdering au officer in the discharge of
his duty, i have im doubt flume of you
wanted to inflict (he death penalty, and
such jurors a> would not ought to be in
Fuga'.e is less than twenty years old,
but acknowledges that he h:is three living
wives, one in Virginia and two in this
An Interesting Analysis of Its Political
The printed list of the members elect
of the next House furnishes some inter?
esting figures and deductions, says Louis
Garthe in the Baltimore American. The
list is unofficial, but it is accurate. Of
tint :;:{-2 members there are237 Democrats,
87 Republicans ami 8 members of the
Farmers' Alliance who will not go into
either party caucus. There are other
members in Southern States who were
elected on the Alliance platform, but they
will vote on party questions with the
('?lancing over the list by States it ap?
pears that there are of the 44 States no
less than JO with solid Democratic dele?
gations, and 13 mure where the majority
of the delegation is Democratic. There
are 10 Slates with solid Republican dele?
gations, and ? with Republican majorities.
Of the remaining 3 States. '1 have Alliance
majorities, while in the I remaining
State, Minnesota, there are") Democrats,
1 Republican and I Alliance man, so that
the delegation on a vote is Democratic.
Summing up, the Democrats control the
vote of States, the Republicans 12, the
Alliance 2?total -14.
There are then 16 solid Democratic dele?
gations and 10 Republican' The 16 solid
Democratic delegations include a member?
ship of IGG; the 10 solid Republican dele?
gations a total membership of lit. The
frightful disparity lies in the fact that of
the 10 solid Republican delegations, 7 of
them ? Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, Xofth
Dakota, Oregon. Washington and Wyom?
ing?consist of I nu-mber, who is a sol*d
Republican. There remains \\solid States,
of \v?;ich South Dakota and Vermont,
have :1 members each, and the State of
Maine, with Messrs."Reed, Boutelle, Ding
ley and Milliken, form a very solid dele?
gation of 4.
The solid Democratic States are appall?
ing. Missouri alone has \ \[ almost as
many RS the entire force of the solid Re?
publicans. The others arc Alabama 8,
Arkansas ?, Georgia 10, Louisiana 0,
Maryland G, Mississippi 7, South Carolina
7, Texas 11, Virginia 10, West Virginia 4,
besides such odds and ends of scrap's as
2 each from florid/a, Now Hampshire and
Rhodo Island, with 1 each from Delaware
and Montana, where the spirit is willing,
but the flesh is evidently weak.
In the thirteen States where, the Demo?
crats have majorities in the delegations,
there are in all 11? Democrat- and -IT Re?
publicans, a not majority of 08. In the
two Republican States there are Re?
publicans and 12 Democrats, a net major
ity of 10. Here, again, the ^oiucruts
control, with (he paiocptlou 9t Pennsyl?
vania, all 'of the Ursrp Relegations, the
Sta'ei standing: Illinois, Tito Gfln.&an.a/,
11 to 2; Kentucky. 10 to \ : Massachusetts,
7 to ?; Michigan/8 to -\: New York, 23 .to
11; North Carolina, 8 to 1; Ohio, 14 to 7;
Tennessee, 8 to:2; Wisconsin, 8 to 1; Con?
necticut, Ii to 1; Iowa, G to 5#Kew Jersey,
I 3 to %2. The Republican delegations are
Pennsylvania. |8 tt> |0/j Qaltforala, 4 to 2.
Of the7 'remaining States there are in
Kansas 5 Alliance men and 2 Republican?,
and in Nebraska :l Alliance nicu and 1
Democrat, giving the Alliance these two
States; while in Minnesota, as already
stated?there being 3 Democrats, 2 Re?
publican and 1 Alliance man?the con?
trol of the delegation is with Democrats.
This, then, is a summary:
Solid delegations.*. ?. 16
Majority del?-&atji>ys..?????. M
Tutal.?.?.??????? 30
Solid delegations.? ? W
Majority delegations....?.2
Solid delegaiions. "
Mujorhy delegations. *
Tola!...... 2
On a division by Slates on any question,
therefore, the Democrats would carry the
vote by 30 to 12, or a majority of IS.
It is not out of the range of the possi?
ble that such a question may arise in the
next House. That question would be the
most important hi the history of this
country. It would be the question of the
next President of the TJnit6d States.' It
seems aln\ost certain that the Farmers'
I Alliance will place a candidate in the field.
Who that man may be no one cau guess.
It certainly can be Senator Stanford, of
Californie, if he wants it, With the pres
eut strength of the Alliance and Sena?
tor Stanford's enormous abilities for an
energetic campaign, it is not impossible
that the. Alliance may win electoral votes
enough?not to elect Senator Stanford?
but to prevent cither the Democratic or
Republican candidates from obtaining the
majority of the Electoral College, neces?
sary for election. In that case the Consti?
tution, by article J2,providestbat the elec?
tion shall be thrown into the House of
Representatives then sitting. That.wou.ld
mean the Fifty-second Congrots.
The.full importance of the fact that the
Dcmoura^s control 30 delegations out of
Ithe 14, is seen wheu it isremombered that
the Constitution provides that the vote
shall he taken lit States, and each State,
no matter how great or how small its del?
egation, shall have one vote. So that if
the Alliance should eiect so many electors
that neither the Republicans nor the Dem?
ocrats could cast a majority vote of the
entire college, the next President would
be a Democrat. On this rote all the States
vrould meet on a common level, and the
50,000 whites, blacks, halfbreedf, mon?
grel?, Chinese and Indians of the Nevada
Mining Camp would be as powerful in
electing a President as the intelligent res?
idents of the State of New York, and Mr.
Bartine would be as big a man as Mr.
Flower. So big is the Democratic ma?
jority, even on the unit vote by States,
that they could elect the President, even
if not a single Republican was present.
It Passes Oft'Onietly in the City and the
Nnminei-ii Win.
The election, yesterday, for county and
city officers, passed off so quietly that a
stranger would not have known that it
Wftjj progressing. For city officers, the
following arc the results :
K?r tlw issue of |SO,0i;Q bands.SO
t or Mayor, Joshua F. millittvJr.
For tbc Council :
W. T. Goodloc.it
\V. Evans.1)4
II. E.Fox.81
C. E. Spalding.w
W^Ei Harris.0.-,
W*. F. Upscotnb.Vj
J. B. Adams.!.-in
It was thought the contest would be
more exciting, but the ticket nominated
by the mass convention went through
without serious opposition, Mr. Lipscomb
being elected in the place of Sir. Kil
bourri, who was nominated but concluded
not to run.
Why the Senator l>id Not Invite the
I'rerihlonft to Go A-Eishliigf.
PuiLAl>ELriitA, May 28.?A few days ago
Senator Quay, with a half dozen congen?
ial friends, left Philadelphia for two weeks
of deep water fishing and gunning along
the Chesapeake, -lust bet?re he started i
asked him why he had not invited Presi?
dent Benjamin Harrison to go fishing with
For thirty years Quay has been answer?
ing questions just as he answered this one
of mine, disclosing deep design beneath
the gauzy playfulness of a joke.
"There are two reasons," said Quay,
"why I have not invited Harrison to g<> i
fishing with me in deep waters. First, 1
might have better luck without him, and,
secondly, Widctnorc and Stull), not having
the fear of the Lord in their hearts nor
that reverence for the President which
ought to move Republican officeholders,
might drop him overboard."
This was Senator Quay's merry way of
conveying to me the idea that in angling
for the Senatorship he would lie more j
successful in going it alone than in com?
pany with President Harrison, and that
the Senator's most trusted friends were
not unwilling, but only awaited the op?
portunity, to drop Harrison overboard.
Harrison must not count on any dele?
gates from Penusysvania a year hence.
Nobody knows hotter than Quay that to
run Harrison in 180:2 would result in giv
ing Pennsylvania to the Democrats.
Democratic Nominee for Governor of
John Young Brown was born in Hardin
county, in the year 1833. He graduated
from Centre College in the famous class
of 1854, with J. C. S. Blackburn, Ex
Governor McCreary, V7. .C. P. Breckep
ridge, Senator Vest, of Mo., and nineteen
others, many of whom have written their
names high on the scroll of fame. In
185u' he was defeated in the race for Cir?
cuit Clerk cf Hardin county, which, doubt?
less, hastened his advent into State au,^
National politics. In that race. He reduc?
ed the Whig majority from 800 to less
than 100. '"'
In 1850, then less than 25 years old, he
was nominated for Congress in the fifth, j
district, because no one else would have
it, as there- was a majority of i>,t)0ti against
the Deiuoerats in the district, and no one
else wa? witling to make the sacrifice.
The world was astounded when this young j
Cicero won the place over Joshua, Jewcifj
tho sitting member, bj u majority of
2,000 votes. IvontuckVs greatest orators
a.ti.? scatesiuQu ttever achieved such, ?,
splendj^ victory.
He did not rfeftob tho legal age of twen?
ty-five \\\\ some time in the spring follow?
ing his election in August, v
In the election of 1 S(i0 Mr. Brown was
a Douglass democrat. He and hi* class?
mate "Billy" Brecken.r5dgt) canvassed to
gether. th,e latter supporting his cousin,
Jahn U. Breckenridge.
Since the war he has served four terms
in Congress.
Tiie Commonwealth Secures a Contin?
Abi.ngdox, Va.. May 28.?The Baker-Gilmer
case was called by Judge Ward, of the County
Court yesterday, but a continuance was grant;
ed on motion made by the Commonwealth he
cause of the absence of two important wit?
nesses. Dr. Baker's counsel moved for hail
and the court took the motion under advisement
until tomorrow,
Mrs. Gilmer spent several days at her old
home with her children, but her husband ab?
sented himself. The case has lost none of its
interest. Everyone regards it as a most mys?
terious as well as horrible affair.
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Interesting: Event.
Richmond, May 28.?At the annual meeting
of the Virginia Bar Association at the White
Sulphur Springs on July 2Sth the address will
be made by Hon. W. C." P. Breckjuridge, of
Hon. A.M. Keller,judge of the Internation
j al Court at Qatro, will deliver an address on
the ^Judicial System of the Pharoahs."
Papers will be read by Hon, R. T, Barton,
of Winchester; Major John W, Riley, of Hali?
fax; Hon. J. Randolph Tucker, of Lexington;
Mr. Randolph I$arrtson, of Lynchburg, and
perhaps others,
The banquet will be an elegant affair. Hon.
J, C, Carter, of New York, will respond to the
toast "Virginia."
Ex-Judge E. C. Burks, of Bedford, is Pres?
ident of the association, and Mr. James C.
Lamb, of Richmond, Secretary.
?~< The Kobingun Case.
BiimixciiAir, Ala., May 28,?The case of
the Rev. D. P. Robinson, of Knoxville, has
been finally decided, by the Presbyterian
General Assembly standing by the action of
the Judicial Committee in doing nothing
further In the matter. The case Was up before j
three different Assemblies, and last year Rob-!
inson was restored to a communion of the j
church, from which he had been excluded on !
account of his alleged eccentric teachings and
Slgniilcaut Figures From Kcconfc History
Which are Fell of Cheerful Indica?
tions .lust NoW for America.
(X. Y. Journal o? FIr&bcc.
As fee Bttve nor.- probably had rli'd fail
? ' ? -.V;-.* ?
effect on our different matkets Jhut can
be occasioned by the exports of gold, and
as these exports are undoubtedly nearly
ended, and us no have the gratification of
'being aide to pay our trade debts, with
j plenty of the yellow metal left to loan if
needed by our friends abroad,?!et us now
take a survey jnd exanune as to current
conditions and future prospects.
It is now about two months since we
discovered that this country is undoubt?
edly to be favored with a bountiful har?
vest along with a demand for our surplus
crops such as I as not been known since
1870 and 1880; iind'up ro date nothing of
note has happened to interfere with our
crop: nor has the situation improved
abroad lo interfere with the demand there
for our cereals which will equal WVJ and
To get an idea of what effect short crops
abroad have; we give below fheamaunt of
our exports of wheat and corn each year
ending since June ill), i?S78, and also the
amount produced with Chicago prices tor
Total Total
I!igh?>st iUut Lowest V'hcat Crop. Corn Crop,
t'rieos in Cltitu.".. ICxp'ti*. ftxu't>.
each yVar <>r ii 111 ion Million Sunioii MHIlou
Wii' fit. Uuahals Bushels LawuU Bushels.
TV 10 114-4878. :>'-' iSO . 85' 1,.'!S5
82 to 134?1870.131 4?? 80 1.?47
HS lu ?isc?1883.ISO 41? B8 1,71/
on :o .143?Issi.lsti 380 *.?: I,1C5
90 to 142?1882.122 502 ->:? LSSfl
83 to 114?1:-;<;.l-H 420 41 1*551
GOto MS?I8S4.112 513 40 1.706
7.*t to S2?1885.120 357 52 1,030
(]:") to 85?1888. 05 4."7 ?>"> I,GG5
00 t-> 04?1887.15:1 430 II 1,450
71 to 2??-4888.118 4 lit 25 1,088
75 to 103?1880. St} 40!? 70 2.100
74 to 107-^1800.1^0 400 05 1MS0
Tlte crop year i< the calender year. The cjcpnrl
jvar ih from July 1 lo June 30.
Ii will be seen by the above that the
highest prices ranged in the same years
of the largest exports, anil the years ol
our largest exports of wheat were also the
years of the largest exports of corn.
While it is too early to compute with
any degree of reliability what amount of
wheat will be produced, we think the Cin?
cinnati Price Current's cstiuiate of 500,
1)00,000 to 525,000;000 a conservative one,
providing nothing serious -happens be?
tween now and harvest.
The world's crop of wheat outside of
the United States has averaged 1.0.70,000,
000 bushels per year since 188!) except in
1881) when it was 1,400,000,000; and we
call attention to the fact that the prie<
front 1883 up to 18811 has ruled below one
dollar a bushel, the September corner
1888 except cd. in the following year,
1890, it fell back below one dollar per
bushel, undoubtedly, on account of the
world's crop again being good. Now it is
perfectly sate to compute that lh<- world's
crop,judging from the tenor of trust?
worthy advices is short of the average at
least ^75,000,000 bushels, while we will
not go over our average, 70,000,000 bush?
els; It is true the crop of 1889-?ufside of j
the Uuited States decreased 11)0,000,000
below the average of six years previous
and the price would not keep above one
dollar in Chicago, but the surplus of the
previous six years must have been some?
thing of ii factor to keep the price de?
pressed', as the price did not advance ten
cents a bushel tit any time in the Eng?
lish market, and to-day English wheat is
Sellin;; ten shillings higher a quarter than
it was at this time last year.
We lay these, facts and figures before
our readers; we are not advising or pro?
phesying: lud as the iinancial pulse seems
to bo' a little excited over our paying our
debts we think it i.i about time to look
into the future, and not steal the laurels,
of Lot's wife,
With conditions continuing favorable,
and wc have no reason to think they will
not so continue, our exports of wheat
alone will compare with l?jjfl na follows:
Kxports of IV-i), year ending June .'!:):
Bush?ls. Value.
iop,')?o,o?? ::u.?,?jc!o,')oj
F..\[ii>rts of coming year:
170,090,004 $105,000.000
TlliQ above estimate is made on a basis
Of our having a 500,000,000 crop, with the
pi ice averaging at the seaboard $1;15 per
It will probably surprise many of our
readers that wc do not estimate a larger
yield of the coming wheat, crop, but as
will be seen by the following figures, the
acreage has not increased of late years
because the farmer has not been encour?
1 sro?37,0S8,717 acres.
There was only a yield of 400,000,000
bushels in 1890, and, consequently, with
the foreign demand, the price to-day is
ruling much higher than for years, as the
supply is not equal to the demand, which
demand has arisen mostly from the anxie?
ty of English and continental buyers.
We frequently hear of complaints, in
our own immediate neighborhood, by
manufacturers and, others, of over pro?
duction, but few of them have felt the ef?
fects of overproduction more than the
wjieat producing farmer; and now solely
on account of the misfortune of his
brother abroad does L,o see visions of re?
turning prosperity; and, judging from past
experience, \vhen a change for the better
I comes it is likely to last a good while.
The channels of trade change, creating
new connections, which are Ukc new
brooms. So in taking a survey of the
future, is it not quite safe to predict a
few prosperous years ahead for the Amer?
ican farmers? Is it not a much more
natural prediction, judging solely on'ap
pearauces, than to predict ruination to
our industries, receivers for our railroads,
bankruptcy for our bankers, and the in?
solvency and speedy dissolution of our
To give the devil his due, we are willing
to acknowledge that we are somewhat in?
debted to the pessimist; it has been well,
now and then, to put on the brakes and
probably will be again, and the pessimist
is entitled to some of the credit of plac?
ing us where we arc?the healthiest and
strongest of countries financially, balanc
ingjrade debits otT-hand with the yellow
metal while all the banks of our com?
mercial and financial centres increase
their surplus reserves.
Norfolk's Belt Line.
yoR:oi.Kt May 27.?La.->t night the city agreed to
the proposed iusp:ovementKof the Norfolk,!: Western
Bailroad Company and that corporation-will at once
proceed to Um construction of the Itelt line and the
machine and repair shops at Lambert's Folnt. About
1600,001) will ba expended by the company.
. Mr.LeisWring and Mr.SinVl .T1joiu?3 of .
iron fame, were " here for sever:.! * days .
daring the week'- If is known (b*tue?0-"-?
tiatiocs are pending between Mr; LetSeTiring
and Mr. Smith, of the L. <i^\ R. R., irtregard
to the immediate construct ion of the. branch,
road up Caltah?u's creek to ijic coking coal.
openings. II is believed too that a favorable
solution of the disagreement is ab?nt being ^
reached if it has- not' already been readied., ?
and that work on the branch w ill soon be push.
e.V. A prelimimtfy surrey lias already beert
made, the right op-wny Kgenre<tlr&nd -Hetbing-"?
remains to be done but the construction of the
road a distance of some four or five mile:*.
The Virginia Coal Si Iron Company willresume
work ou their miner's cottages, tram ways aud
side tocks as soon as the L. & X. starts on the .
grading. Though detail* can net-now be given,
those who are in position to kuow, are under
the impression that the most serious disagree?
ment he?ween the two companies has been
practically overcome and there is every pros?
pect of "an immediate and satisfactory adjust- *
ment of all other points of difference.
Too chief object of President Fcltou's visit
to the Cap this week was to examine the coun?
try and determine the best route .for the tew
branch of the Fast Tennessee, Virginia Si
Georgia from .Johnson City t<? this point.
Three routes are under consideration, two of
which will involve the use of a part of the.
South Atlantic Si Ohio line, and the third
would be an independent and direct line'.
There are rumors that the Fast Tennessee,
Virginia. Si Georgia company have already
acquired a controlling interest io the S. A.&
0., but they lack continuation. However this
may be, it seems the E. T., Va. & Gn. have
determined to adopt, the policy of the. Norfolk
k Western, and will godurgely in the develop?
ment business. They lind that the Gup is the
natural center drflle wal nnd iron district of
j the Appalachian range, and the demands of 1
trafiic compel them to come here.
A convention has hern called to meet in'
Pulaski, July 15th, to formulate a plan? for
securing a creditable exhibit at the Colum?
bian Fair. A number of distinguished rer
sons are expected to attend it, among them
Gov. IdcKinncv; Lt.-Gov. Tyler aud lion. Ben
Butterworth of Ohio. Solicitor-General cf the
Fair. The importance to Southwest Virginia
of taking some stop in this direction cannot
well be overestimated. Every town and every
county should adopt some plan of organized
action aud do so promptly. Virginia cannot
alibrdjto neglect such an opportunity for making
an exhibit of her rich mineral ores, her coal
and timber, and to do this creditably no time
should be lost in effecting an organization for
the purpose. ^
The Exposition Hall wishes to acknowledge
the receipt of the following:
A number of large blocks of coal from the
Looncy Creek mines of the Virginia, Tennes?
see & Carolina Steel k Iron Co., Thomas
Johns, Snp't.; also from same source, a lot of
coke made in open rick, from the slack ani5
waste of the mines, thu.i demonstrating that
the whole vein will coke: a large and varied ?
assortment of moldings from the planing mill
of Wolfe, ChiyA Co.; twelve excellent samples
of hard woods, dressed, from G. F. Button; a.
{.quantity of building stone from A. Cordingler^
a block of same with old English letters from
I same; a wagon load of coking coal from the
Virginia Coal & Iron Co.; some- of the coke'
(an unqualified success) burned in the first
experimental oven iu this part of Soulhwcafc
Virginia, by the same; two whitcwood (poplar)
planks, 14 feet long, Z% inches thick, and 44
inches wide, from the same; mortar and brick
sand from Lafayette Parr: brick from Parsons'
brickyard; two specimens of curly poplar froif*
W. F. Baker; a piece of stone tjiat fell from
the Natural bridge of Virginia and a coral'
from Miss Jerushu Goodloe, Afton, Va.; two
specimens of pottery from Oliver F. Fox, nnd
one of crockery from William Wolfe, all made
I by Mr. WoMV, near Fast Big .Stone Gap, in
' 1878,
* a
Nearly all the material for the bridge across
the North Fork of Powell's river has been
receive^and the contractors are busily cft
gaged at the work. The structure wilt cost
$5,000. ^_
.How Constable Kyersole <i<?'?. Away with
n Desperado.
LONDON, Ky., May ?o.? News lias just
roaehed here of the- killing of John Hensley by
Constable Joe Evcrsolc in Clay County Wed?
nesday; evening. Hensley was a terror, and ?
the news of hi.s sudden death will be a relief to
the good people of Clay county. Eversole a
few days ago arrested lleusley for murder, but
Hensley succeeded in escaping him. Upon the
above mentioned day Hensley wont to Kvcr
sole's. house and notified him that he had come
to kill him, whereupon Eversole jumped into
the house, seized his Winchester and going tg"
the door leveled it on his would-be assassin.
The latter started to fall, but was too late, the
ball striking him in the right hip, passing clear
through the body, and coming out at the poiut
of the left shoulder. It killed him instantly.
Itoom Town Busted.
KxoxviLLEy May 2S.?On yesterday morn?
ing Chancellor Gibson appointed Maj. Henry
Crunibliss, of Keane county, Kcceiver of the
Cardiff Coal and Iron Company, the late boom
town on the Cincinnati Southern railroad,
requiring a $30,000 brjjtd ?f the Receiver for
the faithful performance of his duty. Major
Crumbliss gave the bond, at once, and left i
on the first train, by way of Chattanooga, for
the sceue of action.
Atlanta'? Big Failure.
Atlanta, May 28:?The Iiabifitics of Ste?
phen A. Ryan, the dry goods merchant who
failed yesterday, are said to be about $388,
000. He says he cannot estimate what bis
assets are, as they consist of his books and
store. Ryan gives- as his reason for the fail?
ure, the heavy rains this spring, and his hav?
ing to meet a number of heavy payments all
at once. He owes $111,"01.20 to H. B. Claflin,
New York.
-:? ?,,? . ?
tSttw Youk, Hay 28.?-Honey oa cull Lt easy at
tytf&i par cent. <
The stock market after 11 o'clock Occam* even less
animated than during the first hour, while tho strong
toue disappeared and prkes were brought b?ck near?
er to tbode of the opening, though thera was very
little movement apparent in either direction except
In Wabash preferred, which was advanced to 23} h,
but later felt back again to 25/4. Wabaih preferred,
however, rallied again with the rest of the Hat, and
th > market ut 3 o'clock was dalV but ilro, at about
the bast prices of the morhlog.
Tho Ladles' (JullcJ.
Amoei of the Ladle*'Guild will b* bald at 4
o'clock, r. *. Wednesday at the rcsWao? ot Mis. Dr.
' Kuukk.

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