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VOL. 2 NO. H6. MAYSVILLE, KY., FRIDAY, MAY 11, 1883. PRICE ONE CENT. THE LATEST FOHEION1TEWS. The French Will Tnlto tn I Kelly to Be Hanged. Paius, May 10. Conrad to-day informed the committee of tho Chamber of Deputies on tho Tonquin expedition that 4,000 or Chinese troops attacked Ha Noe, tho capital of Tonquin, March 20, but were repulsed by the French. lie also stated that Captain Kergardeo bears a letter from President Grevy informing the King of Annam that his inability to assure tho security of Tonquin compel France to establish herself definitely there. The letter advises tho King not to Tesist, and invites him to recognize the protectorate of Franco and guarantees the integrity of tho Dominions. Conrad added that the French would collect taxes in Annam and install officials devoted to Franco. The occupation of Delta, he said, would lead to the possession of tho wholo ' province. Tho committee then adopted a report in favor of the credit proposed by tho Government for the expedition. Tho reinforcement for Tonquin includes three batteries of mountain ar tiller)1 It is reported that 2,000 Chinese troops have been dispatched in tho direction ot Tonquin. Guayaquil, May 10. National affairs in Ecuador arc critical. Business is suspended in Guayaquil, and tho streets arc held by armed troops. Cable communication is not interfered with, ns both parties recognize the importance of not molesting an American company. Panama, May 10. The Ecuador! n Government yesterday entered the Dank of Ecuador, Guayaquil, notwithstanding the protests of the consuls and the captains of tho English and Italian ships, broko the safes open, and took $320,000. The rebels are close to the city. Berlin, May 10. The Count Von Moltke has arrived at Homo. Further arrests in Armenia of alleged members of the secret societies include a number of priests. The editor of the Armenian Review, published at Constantinople, has been sentenced to imprisonment for life for printing disloyal articles. Tho motion recently oIToied in tho Prussian Iteichstag by tho member from for tho abolition of a dictatorship in Alsace-Lorraine has. provoked comments in the French press which are calculated to cause irritation in Germany. Tho health of Bismarck is again unsatisfactory. Dublin, May 10. Tho third trial of Timothy Kolly, charged with participation in tho murder of Cavendish and Burke, was concluded to-day. Tho jury found a verdict of guilty against tho prisoner, and ho was sentenced to bo hanged. Tho jury deliberated an hour. Kelly will be hanged June 0. Being removed, Kolly exclaimed " I am innocent, thank you, my lord." Ho thanked tho counsel for their exertions in his behalf, and hoped they might live long to defend tho innocent. Tho usual excursions made from Dublin on Whit Monday will bo abandoned this year, as tho execution of Joo Brady is to take place on that day. Latent From Over the Sen. Taius, May 10. An explosion occurred this afternoon in tho cartridge factory at Bizagon, destroying tho building and killing and wounding a number of employes. Fivo persons have thus far died, and tho injuries of several others will probably result fatally. Paius, May 10. The situation in Cochin China, has become embarrassing alike to Franco and China, and a declaration of war and probablo complete occupation by tho French of tho Tonquin poninsula seem to be tho only present result possible. Latost advices announce tho departure of over 2,000 additional troops from China for tho eceno of tho trouble, tho attack on Hanoi of -1,000 Chinese troops and the presentation of tho French ultimatum to the Emperor Ttinuc. General PropofF has refused tho direction of tho police. A largo number of arrests of Nihilists has been mado, among which aro several military officers. Brussels, May 10. Phillipart, tho Belgian financier who was recently extradited from Franco on a chargo of forgory, has written a lottcr to tho Public Prosecutor declaring that if ho is kept in prison beyond tho present week all the companies of which ho has direction will bo ruined. The Kentucky Flyers. Louisvillk, Ky., May 10. Yesterday tho Fair Association trotting meeting had a bright day, a good track, and a fine attendance. Tho first race was tho 2:25 class for 700, and was won by Attn j time, 2 20J. Tho second, 2:20 class, pacers, won by Riohball; time, 2:21 J. Tho third was unfinished. Lkxinoton, Ky., May 10, Yesterday tho opening day of tho spring races, began with ovorything favorable. Not only tho weather, but tho tinck wsus fast, nd the flyers were in fino condition. The was certainly encouraging, and tho prospects aro that it will continuo in the sarao way to tho end of tho meotingl k Tho first raco to-day waa a threo quarter of a mile daaU for a purse of $150,and waa won by Vanguard. Tiuio, 1:17J. Tho second race waa for one and a quarter miles, won by Bondholder against botim starters. Time, 2:083. Floods of Biiniiug Oil. Now Jersey Oil Tanks Struck IJy Liirhtiiinz. The I'Ire Ietartnientt Powerless Several I.Ives Lost IMinase Mill Iteiivli Into the MillloiiK. New Yoiik, May 10. During the electrical storm which took placo this morning a flash of lightning struck ono of the storage tanks of the Standard Oil Company's works at Bayonnc, N. J. It is supposed that several lighters which woro used by the company for transportation purposes and which woro anchored near tho shore were alBO burned. The damage is roughly estimated at SI ,500,000. Tho works, however, aro so located that tho loss may amount to much less or may reach 1,000,000 or $3,000,000. The fire is now eating its way ncross back of tho New Jersey Central towards ten largo tanks, said to hold 150,000 bar-i els of oil. Great danger to shipping is anticipated from the chaugo in tho wind, which might cause the burning oil to escape to the waters in the bay, carrying destruction to vessels in the neighborhood. Two watchmen employed in tho yard injury, but immediately after the lire broke uut a ciowd of men and boys was seen in among tho tanks, and it could not be ascertained whether all escaped or not. .Ir.itsKY City, 11:30 A. M. Tho oil fire is still raging. Tho Kaglo lcfuiery is in danger. If -the winds continue southeast tho remaining buildings may bo saved. Six lives have been lost. ANOTHER ACCOUNT. .hfttsBY City, N. J.. May 101 P.M. Tue works of the Standaiil Oil Company, at ComuuuiipHW, the most extensive in this country, arc on tire, and a' out one-halt the property is now destroyed. Tho lire started during a sevoro storm this morning. One of the large tanks near the shore was stru.'k and ccplodivl li lighMiiug. The burning cil poured out like an river and flowed down the avenue between rows of enormous tanks toward the river. In a bhort time tho flames communicated with threo huge tanks, and they exploiVd simultaneously witu terrific force. Frag ments of inn weie hurled a distance ot half a uiiie, and hunting oil was scattered in all diicctiuus. The entire tiro department was sum moned, but their services woio almost useless, as the burning stream of oil poured through tho yard tiring tank after tank on the east side and licking up the buildings. Tho a solid structuro whcie barreled oil was kept, was attacked by the flames and succumbed. An went next and oil and water-pump houses, sunken tanks and machine shops quickly followed, and tho wholo eastorly side of the works was a seething mass of llauies. STILL ANOTIIKIl ACCOUNT. Jkiisky City, May 10. Tho shaflof lightning of uncqunlcd brilliancy and brightness that struck tho first tank was seen by firemen of Engiuo No. 10, in Halliday street. Jersey City, a mile away, and the engine at oti,co started for tho sceno. It was soon discovered to bo useless work to play upon tho Haines, and all efforts were directed to provent them from spreading. This wus partially successful until nearly 5 o'clock, when tank No. 7 exploded with a terrific report, and tho blazing oil spread with lightning rapidity. Chief Forrier and a number of men wero within ten yards of this tank whon it exploded, and wero saved almost by a miracle. Dropping tho hoso, which was soon burned to ashes, thoy fled for their lives. When they mustered together at a safe distance six of their number wero found missing. The smoke was so dense that it was impossible to tell which way ono was going, and it is thought that tho unfortunato men ran down to tho river nnd wero lost. Their names nro; John Herbert, Superintendent; Joseph Jenkins, foreman cooper; George Davis, engineer; Henry Keglor, laborer; Dick Conklin, laborer; William Curry Waves of flaming oil had rolled in upon the ongitiQ house, carpenter shops, machine shops, boiler and pump room, t,wo warehouses, cooper shops and blacksmith shops, and thoy woro a heap of ruins in an hour. Tank after tank was caught by tho flames until seven out of on the ground woro blazing. Tho tracks of tho Pennsylvania railroad also caught fire and soveral rolling tanks on tho rails woro only saved by having earth piled on top of them. Tho bay was a sheet of flaming oil, and tho long trestle bridgo of railway, bout a quartor of a milo long, running from tho works to Blaok Toms Island, was also burned down to tho water's edge. At tho boarding house of tho Eaglo Kofi no ry, clo30 by, the sceno was painful in tho extreme. Newly mado widows congregated in ono of the rooms, hope and despair alternating in their distracted minds, and lamenting tho terrible fato of tho loved ones from whom thoy had parted but a few hours before. No bodice havo been found, for thejioat, renders a close approncIito"the rufns impossible. Tho burning works extend, with tho Kugle refinery, about three-quarters of a mile along tho bay and about a quarter of a mile inland. The buildings that have been destroyed wero situated in the midst of tanks. Tho wind is southeast, blowing off the sea, and therefore there is no danger of other tanks exploding. Had the wind been northerly, tho boarding house anil Eaglo works would certainly havo perished nlo. Destroyed by I'ire. A fire at Trenton, N. J., in tho building known as the Mansion House, destroyed property valued at 20,000. p. C. Grimes & Co.'s planing and saw mill at Vcrmontville, Mich., was burned. Loss, $5,000; uninsured. A man named Grimes and Cassius Ide, of Hastings, were burned to death in the mill. John Beggs' distillery, Sholbyvillc, Ind., was partially destroyed by fire. Loss, $10,000 to $50,000; insurance. $15,000 to $20,000. Tho store-room, pen cribs and cuttle were all saved. Tho buildiug on First Avenue, South Minneapolis, occupied by Dr. Maymcr as a manufactory of patent medicines, burned Tuesday night. Loss on building nnd stock, $.10,000 ; insurance, $1 1,000. Parties occupying tho fourth story as a residence uarrov.lv escaped with their lives. Biston. May 10. The store of T. Reniiek & Co., dealers in cotton waste, &c, was damaged by fire. Loss, $10,000. - i - - RULED BY VIGILANTES. Dodge City, linn., In the Hands or n Mob. Sf. Louis, May 10. A Post-Dispatch special from Kansas City says that for the past ten days a remarkably startling Htate Df affairs has existed at Dodge City, Kan., nnd all mention theieof has been kept liiiet. Seveial prominent Kansas City attorneys left to-day for Topeka to petition Rcvernor Click to placo the town under martial law. Tho difhVtlty is the culmination of a long-standing feud between two elements of that place. Dodge City has long enjoyed tho reputation of being a hard place. It is one of the fow points in Kansas where saloons aro run openly, and gambling 's legitimatized. It is the headquarters of the cowboys and cattle men of that vicinity, Before the last city election tho Mayor was a man named Webnter, proprietor of a live, half saloon and half gambling luu30 and variety hall. He was a representative of the lower element of tho sporting fraternity. The head of the other faction was W. II. Harris. This element was quieter, but thcie was a bitter feeling between the two. At the election for Mayor, Harris was beaten, and Deguc, Webster's caudidato elected. Since then it has been conceded that Harris will bo driven out. About ten days ago a man named Short, who is a partisan of Harris and a police officer, had a shooting affray, but neither ono was hurt. Shoit was thiown into jail, although tho evidence showed that ho was fired at first. Later tho gatnblors were arrested and J jailed. That night a vigilance committee was nrtned, with Tom Nixon, proprietor of ono of tho hardest dance housos in tho West, at its head. Tho crowd repairod to the jail, and notified tho prisoners that they must leavo town tho next morning. Meantime tho vigilanets took possession of tho town. Correspondents of nowspapors were notified that they must not send telegrams. A body of armod men watched the arrival of each train to see that thoro was no interference. A lawyer from Lamed, seut for by one of the prisoners, was met by a vigilante, who lovelcd a gun At his head and told him not to stop. Tho next morning tho five gamblora were put on a westward bound trn'n and Short left for Kansas City, where l.e is now. Dodge City is practically in l hands of vigilantes, nnd tho situation is tho moro serious from tho fact that the Mayor is acting with them. It waa he who notified tho prisoners that they must go. Tho trains are still watchod and armed men guard tho town, whilo a list of others who will bo ordered out has been prepared. Dodgo is in tho hands of desperadoes, and tho lives and property of citizens are not safe. Serious troublo is apprehended. Elevated Itnllwny ColliNlon. Nkw York, May 10. A bad collision occurred to-day on tho Third Avenuo Elevated railroad between tho extra and regular trains at tho switch station, between Sixty-ninth and Soventioth streets. The trains came togothor with great force, and the crash brought the occupant of the neighboring houses to the doors and windows. Fircmin James It. Harring was severely injured, horses on tho strcot bolow wero scalded, aud tho engines badly smashed. An Ex-Sneaker Charged With Forgery. Newaiik, N. J May 10. Ex-Speaker of the Assembly John Egaii, of Elizabeth, waa lodged in tho Essex County Jail last night, having been arrested on an indictment by the grand jury charged with an attempt to bribo Assemblyman Armitage, f this city, during the session of the New Jersey Legislature. ,. ., Thompson Murder Trial Mrs. Phil. Thompson Tolls What She Knows of Miss Buckner. It Will Be a I'nmoiu Trial A Grent Array or Counsel and an Energetic JProneciitlon Probable. IlAitnonsnuno, Kt., May 10. Sheriff Davis Bisselt was ordered by tho court to summon 125 jurymen, and ho and his deputies wero kept busy till court assembled yesterday morning, and selected men from all parts of tho county. At tho outset counsel for the prosecution had raised the question of bail, wanting the accused to be remanded to jail, denying tho right of Judge Hardin to allow bail for such an in the first place, and bitterly opposed Thompson's standing on bail during tho trial. This interesting point, after argument Ly counsel, was overrulo'1. and the dofondunt was allowed to stand upon his bond. It is evident that this will bo .a famous trial. Little Phil, tho accused, sits in the midst of his counsel, Senator Voorhecs, of Indiana; Gen. Dan Lindsay of Frankfort ; Congressman Joo C. S. Blackburn, his bosom friond; Col. P.. P. Jacobs, of Dnn-ville, Ky., and Capt. C. B. Thompson, his father; John D. Thompson, his brother, nd T. C. Bell and Judge Jno. G. Kyle, of Harrodsburg, Ky. On the other sido sits" Crit" Davis, tho noted turfman, brother of deceased, an 1 Colonel U. T. Latham and Captain Win, Campbell, brothers-in-law of the late H. Davis, who are in closo consultation with their attornoys; Lieutcnont Governor Coutrill, Hon. Georgo W. Dcnncy, lute Commonwealth's Attorney in tho Boylo aud Garrard Districts; Speaker Owens, of Georgetown; Morton, o,f Lexington, nnd E. II. Gnither aro assisting Commonwealth's Attorney, Finloy Shuck, of Lebanon. Mrs. Thompson stated, in substance to a reporter, "that sho prefened not to add to what sho had already said for publication, lest sho might say something that would injure Phil. She said sno had been greatly abused and mistreated and slandered; that had her husband only met and listened to her the could have been avoided; that sho could easily havo satisfied him of her innocence, ond, of t!.J falso reports concerning Davis and herself. She sayt that her husband was misled and deceived by Miss Jcssio Buckner aud Mr. Both, proprietor of the St. Clair Hotel, in Cincinnati, and tho killing of Davis wo tho execution of a wicked plot of Mi:is Buckner's; that if "Phil, had only listened to my pleading letters for a consultation (not that shd intended to endeavor to persuade him to return to her as his wif'u), but just simply to give he an opportunity of establishing her entire innocence, Davis would not have fal.en by his hands, but rather tho character of Mirs Buckner would have appeared to him in its true light." Mrs. Thompson intimates that the knows a great deal that would go far toward destroying tho evidence of Mis. Buckner. but forbears to talk about it, f'01 the reason .ibovo stated, further than sav ing that for her lcpitti.tiou in Cincinnati was not of the most enviable kind, for she had been tinned out of seveial hotels, under circumstances not flattering; and that while hero in Harrodsburg last January or February, on n visit, the proprietor of tho St. Clair, Mr. Both, wiote her tint when returned to Cincinnati sh imist look for another boarding house. I .. ' yesterday. m THE CROP OUEZiOOIC. rh Estimates lor May In It Milium ud Illinois. CitiL'Atio, May 10. The Farmer's review )f tho crop reports for the week ending May 5, embiacing all tho Northwestern States, shows that both win and sprin? wheats havo ninde not to exceed one-hall the growth usual at this season. The staud is thin, but shows improvement over two weoks ago. Tho cool weather has boeu unfavorable for tho development of insect life, and but fow, if any, dotu coitions of the kind aro reported. Tho increased arcu sown to spring wheat will not more than mako up for tho diminished aro.i in the oldor states. Corn planting is well advanced in Kansas, Nebraska, Southern lown, and Illinois, and is so far favorable. Reports of tho condition of fruit aro more favorable than was anticipated a few weeks aeo. ILLINOIS WINTHK WUUU'. Si'itisonKLi), III., May ift Tho Illinois Department of AgrieuL "is just completed a report covering l,0Ul townships in tho state, from which an estimate Is mado that the crop of winter wheat will not exceed 10 por cent, of tho crop of 1882. INDIANA I'llOSl'KUTS. I.vniANAi'OLis, May 10. Tho crop reports to the Indiana Fif nor, gathered from every county in tho auto, show tho following avoragos for April : North Division Wheat, por cent, of condition, 70; corn, por ccnl planted and to bo planted, 100; elovor,gcrjBcnt.jif condition,. 97; timothy, per cent, of condition, 00; peach buds, por cent. a!ie, !J0; apple buds, per cent, alivoj i8. Central Division Wheat 70, corn 100, clover 08, timothy 05, peaches 21, apples "7. Southern Division Wheat 70, corn 97, clover 80, timothy 05, peaches 70, uDples t0. The reports also received from Ohio and Illinois show tho rclativo conditions: Wheat Indiana 72, Illinois 7!1, Ohio 71. Corn Indiana 09, Illinois 100, Ohio 100. I'eaclies Indiana 40, Illinois 01, Ohio 20. Apples Thu same in all the States. SALES. Smnot'led 'ntl!o Hold nt K.ex Elision, Ky., lor $ll,(it5. Lhxi.suTON, Ky., .May 10. Thirty-six cattle, brought from tho best Scotch herds by the Kentucky Importing Company, wore sold here to-day for $1 1,-105, the average pi ice per head beiug .5101.70, n good general average, but if anything low for good imported stock. The animals were young, nearly all half yearlings, only two bull among the lot. Ono male brought $700, tho other $ii()0. The highest prices wero paid by A. J. Alexander, Spring Station, Ky., $1,000 for a Wild Eyes aud.y.l'iO for a Ho bought five and B.B.Veach. of Louisville, six of tho choicest. Fourteen head were bought by Geo. L. Danford, of Louisville. Only four hcid wero bought out of Kentucky, ono heifer, u Mllyton, calved January, this year, pnlii to John Shanton,. Monongaholn City, Pa., for $155, the other three to Ohio men. These aro Peach Blossom llth, icd; calved January, 1880, by Chief Officer, dam Roso Blossom, by Royal Hope, to N. B. Robinson, Sonora. with a heifer calf, for $720. Seo gained tho second prizo at tho United Bluli'shiro show last year, the second nt tho Morayshire farmers' show, nnd the first nt the show, beating the first prize heifer at tho royal at Aberdeen. Daisy of tho I.oa, roan, calved Maroh, 1830, by Tibus; dam Daisy, tenth, by King John, grand dam ; Daisy fourth, by Prince, to S. I). Corwin, Waverly, for $325, Roso of CarioK roan, calved March, 1878, by Coriolanus, dum Roso Mary by Emperor Maximilian, grand dam; Moss Rose, by young Freedom, went to J. R. Audcison tor $250. THE PINAL DROP. A Hold Ton 11 tf Outlaw Hun lit bur;;. Pirrsiirufi. May 10. The city has been all e.citi incut this morning, this being tho day set for tho hanging of Ward McConkey, a young outlaw, for a terrible crime committed two years and a half ago. Fourteen miles from Pittsburg is located the town of MeKeesport. During the winter of 1880 robberies weio of so fiequent occurrence in McK osport that it was evident that thoy wero tho woik of an organized gang. One of toe principal sufferers was Georgo McClure, a general haidv.aro dealer, and after several raids on his place of business he determined to watch for the burglars and endeavor to capture them. Tho night following the day on which this resolution was mado his place of business was again entered and revolvers and other nitieb'S taken. McClure, accompanied by several oiti.ens. follo.vcd the robbers, who were five In number, to Dead Man's Hollow, a lonely place about threo miles troin McKecsport. Here thy mado a stand, arid McClure, who was in a Ivanco of U10 pursuing party, was shot anil killed. Ono other person was wounded, and the robbers made their escape. They weio recognized ss Ward McConkey, "Nig" Lee, " Roddy " Baskets, l.clic, and " Shorty " Collins, young mon who had eat nod an unenviable leputution by previous unlawful aet. A vigorous search was mado for them by the county authorities, but all eluded captuio save McConkey, who was identified a your and a half ago, whilo serving 11 term in one of the New York prisons for some petty otleiifco. He was one of the youngest men over hung in this State. His age is not oxac lyknown, but it was not over twenty years. At 0 a. 111. people commenced to collect about the jail yard, where tho execution took place. Tho court-house was closed last night and guards wero at every entrance. Tho scaffold was hidden from view. McConkey slept well from midnight until daybreak this morning, and reiterated his desite that tho doctors do not get hold of his body. The oxecution took place at ll::50a. in. On tho scaffold ho was cool nnd smiled at tho executioners. Ho said, ho was hung because ho looked liko the in an who had' killed McClure. After the white cap was on his head ho called out in a loud voice: "Good-by, all you murdorers," when tho drop fell, and he died almost instantly. Hale or (lie "World." Nkw Yoiik, May 10. Mr. Wm. Henry Hurlbort, President of tho Press Publishing Company, completed to-day tho transfer of tho cntiro property of the World nowspaper to Mr. Joseph Pulitzer, of tho St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Mr. Hurbcrt will announce; this in tho World to-morrow morning, and; tho first number of tho World under the! 'editorial charge of Mr. Pulitzer will"bO issued on Friday morning. It will con-, tinuo Damocratio, but Mr. Pulitzer will extend and modifyita local features. The iprico paid byMr. Pulitzer is understood to !be about $100,000.