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STAR. H Vol. 30 No. 34. KOSCIUSKO, MISSISSIPPI, AUGUST 23, 1895. Hiuht Pajjes. GOT UNCLE SIM'S t ASH. And Forgot to Turn it Over to the Treasury Official. A KENTUCKY FEU1. MANV THOUSAND DOLLAltH. An Entertaining Stors of Life In the lilue Grass ,5ate, uy 41. a tntlwiniiivf ;. onel." t!ie fiddle string Are Said to Have Ween Stolen by Librarian Spofford. Washington, an?. 21Treasu rv officiftls have not yet completed their final report oi the investiga tioM into account ot Librarian Spof ford be'Uin fcix weeks asro. Expert inverof the Fifth Auditor's of ripe" has made a partial report, but nXw, absence of Fifth Auditor, ir.i...,.,ni, his demitv. Mr. J. ! IIUIWUI . Often has he been seen at the theatres, tall, long-haired, digni fied; women have looked wonder ingly at him, and in the rotundas of the hotel people have asked: "who is that man?" He carries his head high, as if lookidg for some one in the lulls; tlie move ment of his body bespeak great strength, and yet his footfall is al most as soft as the spongy tread of a'cat. At any sudden noise he wheels about with his chin up. His name is "Doc" Sizemore, and his earliest memory is an afternoon when he lav behind a log. with his j . r-. , , ! father waiting tor one ot Uie mgn- is marked with a certain sort of distinction. My grandfather said that he wante.l to tro. and a voting fellow named 4lIightower, as haughty a buck as S ever lived, reckoned that he would go himself. ell, a dispute arose, should both go. And they did. But when they got to the store, another difficulty came up as to who should take the string. My grandfather said he reckoned lie would take it. and Ilightowt r 'low- 1 th-.f if In. i i, he won uln t take Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U.S. Gov't Report 11 vv Powder Absolutely pure Willie, declines to go into partieu : towers t0 snow his head in the tim- thp vpnort ot a con lars, iiciiuiuc, 1 munition, which .he expects .rum Suoflord. Mr. Willie declined to ni'lir.n or deny the truth of the storv printed this morning by the New York World Nvhich sta'.eu that Mr. Spoffoid is fhevi in his accounts about S"',0C0. The World says that Mr. rpofi ord had urterly failed to account for money received for searching the convright files and for furnish inu kindred information in reply to inociriee. It is nl.o staiee, u ,u Vr Spofford had carried on tha' rolls positions that were unfilled that employees received salaries ,rUch below those credited to them on the payrolls and that Mi . Spof lord had ofl'ered to make good 000 of alleged discrepancies. jUutv Auditor Willie refused to eo into any of the details pend ircthe arrival of the comimmica lion he is expecting.- He admit tKl however, that until the inquw IV lnStUUieU erTJai ..v.. Mr Spofford had not nude a com pVte accounting for several years -i,uw nianv Willie declined to say Mr Spofford handles the money m-eived for copyrights and dis-bur-es the salaries of his ofhee. Mr Willie declined to even ap proximate the average receipts oi xh Librarian from copyright .niiin r i iiaii l nv w n lif.r nrm5 the ravine. He is the only survivor of a Kentucky feud. And how fondly does his mind cling to the rude shocks of his ear ly heme, the thicket wherein his lor nn.in their cruns. the spnn under the hill, once redden his cars with him. Even the most liberal construction would have inndc this nn insinuation. At least my grandfather took it as such. The upshot was that betook the string, together with both of his ears, back to the place where the dancers were waiting; but after ward it was observed that some people had more ears than lligh tower could boast of. This natur ally brought about an embarrassed relationship between the two fami lies, which, at the time, I must add, consisted of only the two, my grandfather and the other fellow. But what did they do, go at each other to cud the affair? Oh, no; that would not have been proper. mm,,.,. i,n,l cmvN l ie seeds ot a V. ,11 it i 1 icv had soweci uie seen ui n cago. no saugiu a wiiueiin.-h ne said, in which he might be alone. Kut men marked him, branded him an oddity, strove to peep at his life not that they cared for him, but that they were seeking a relief from the strain of a fevered existence, striving after something new. He did not with resentment turn upon this curiosi ty. Knowing not the ways of a city, he fancied that rudeness must ua ,-,ni-t its life- And so he formed acquaintances. The other night he came into the club with a friend. Among the company was an Englishman. Up- tin. nn htpness S 10W11 mill, me care taken to entertain him, he j had looked with cool indifference; he had yawned at an "old timer's" story of the great fire--surely a daring impertenance m mcago land with pardonable weariness I turned a chilly shoulder towards a I blank verse recitation. But when 'this long-haired, strange looking msn irae lntrOUUCOU. 1 1 If Dimuii harvest in fact, they were to mar ry, bring up families and engage in war. They married about the same time. They wanted their wives to hate each other, so they m.nrripd two trirls that had been devoted friends. The two fami lies prospered, and when my fath er was twenty years old the war broke out. It 'lasted along in a snap-shot way until another gener ation came, and then it broke out in earnest. At that time I was seventeen years old. There had been a long long lull, and the neighbors said they hoped that the difficulty was settled, but they knew it wasn't, and indeed they hadn't hoped . it was. Luke l ngntower ;uma to the same school- sat iogether. It was intended that we both should study medicine, for you know that each branch of a feud has a doctor. One day my broth er Ned came to the schoolhouse and told me that 1 was wanted at Iiaiho' nnil nlintit that time Luke's man exclaimed. 'Didn't you hear me say so? If you didn't, I say it again." "Yes, really, I heard you." "Then why did you say 1 didn" say so; you mean to call me a liar?' "An, wait till I get that down. Charming. I assure you." "All right. Well, we succeeded in killing four men who had noth ing to do with the fight, but still we fought, for our mission was not yet accomplished. It looked dis couraging and my father was heart sick, but along about 5 o'clock in the afternoon we heard that the judge had been accidentally killed, and then we rode away, feeling that a great work had been accom 'plished. A year passed on audi ! not another shot was fired. We ; were waiting until another judge j should be elected. It was not a j good form to pay any special attention to a special ap pointment. The election came otf in due time, and a proniun-ni man , took his place on the bench. Then , we began to rub our guns, and we , knew that the Ilightowers were i similarly engaged. I his time we, took to'the woods, intending to j light round towatd the county seat. One day d.nidv and I were lying behind a rock. Suddenly we . ' heard some one talking. It was, old Abe llightower. He had aj hnlit nf talking to himself. 'I i conventional was one of our strong points." "And was ycr.r love returned?" 'What! returned? 1 on't you. suppose that Sue understood her business? Why, sir. she had been brought up with the tenderest care: her parents had taught her to hate me, and what else was she to do but to fall in love with me'' And the next thing was to let the two families discover that Sue was in love with me. But it was some time before the discovery wp.s made we were busy boiling wi invrs;igaiion. Wi'h reference to a report that Secretary Carlisle had recommend ed Si.uHord's immediate n-moval the fact that m.. n,.i-il vfsnonsibie t the nil. wui ' I PnVutent alone if it be ncartr the truth i . , it away. six i'ltoi'osmoNs Sn-i-vsted h Kx-Senator Wntler h .lid understand that you an- the only sv.rvivor of a Ken tucky feud?" he asked. "I don't know what you r.mler stavid." Sixemove answered. -'That is what I s:.ud-v' "Ah, 1 dare ay." "So do I." "But tell n.-. what am 1 to ra derstand bv a Kentucky fowl?" what was up. Luke asked me tor , r-l,n,i- -,f trdmrrn and 'lowed that he might see me again. I laugh ed pleasantly and answered that 1 might take a" close look at him through the sights of a nile. '1 his tickled him migl'.tly, it was so good a joke, and he swore that if ho hadn't agreed, alter shaming dice to k-t his hrotkvr Tall have the first crack at me, he would shoot i me on the Sliol. Well, the next are lo i L to be Advocated by Silver inocrats. 'I don't know what you understand by it." "Ah, I dare say." l.C An T " Washington, Aug. ltf. Kx-Seiv .Ht reallv," said the- Hngk!i ator Butler, of South Carolina, j man- l( wou,y like to know soiiKe called today on Senators .Tone th;nt; abcurt it. I have been in thus and Harris, members of the exeeu- j country six eks, you know., aiad tive committee appointed by the , am rather familiar with Ameivcm recent Democratic silver confer- j ife lnit i ,mwt confess that I doi t enw, and suggested the iojiowmg , understail the nature oi a im. Jav we a arrayed r-roiKisitions to be advocated hy the ilver Democrats: Fiwt Repeal the tax on State bank' circulation. Second -Admit silver to coinage at an equality with coW at the ratio of Hi tu 1. Third ttutire all greenback and coin certificates. Fourth Require national hanks to surrender their charters and permit them t take out state charters under national supervis ion. Fifth Take the government, en tirely out of the banking business. Sixth Stop the issuance of long time bonds by the govern, ment. The revenues should be enough to support the government. Kut if is is neeessarv toissiie bonds they should leof suiall denominu tion in ordet tlrat our own people can invest tieir pavings in them. . . m - 1 T ,o ,i orm none in AOW I vat. you know. But they told me that "nearly everybody was out cf town, .i t'ht a-a trrobablv the reason. aiiw vt. j - - : r.-u i i..... nil if it a fpiHi must le ! Z511U 1 mw The Scotch ued to have thenu At one time they -re quite fashion able in the highlands. Tell me about your fueci" "Yes it VOUl uonesny an iv. hear about it. It began over a feidle string. You see, my grand father, when he was a y oung iel W, was at a .lance one night and a fiddle string broke. Of course everybody knew that a fiddle string waf" bound to break, yet no one thought to bring an extra one Well, it was necessary to send some one to a store six miles away away to get another string. I don't know anything about the society in your country, hut away out in Kentucky the man that goes aftei ourselves m the latest styles of firearms and went to the county seat to wait for the Hightowers. Circuit Court was art session. You must know that it is regarded ungentlemanly to -fight in the county seat unless court is in session. Otherwise tlx1 .ft,.1.1 :U- in no dancer of getting shot and to shoot a judge o-rpnt event out ttt my country. We jwked about town eating finger ibwad for -in houir or so. and at last the High tower rode kto the place. 'Wait a moment," said the Englishman. He wa busy mat ing notes, -'just a hit, please. l;lv contrifmting a very interesting chapter to my book riii the social customs of tniral life in America. There, now you may proceed. " "We didn't take much notice oi one another until alo.rg toward evening," continued Sizemore. " nd then, of course., a pistol went off bv accident. Everybody knew that tin1 shot was accidental, and therefore it was a signal that the battle hogi.n. 1 don't know tho exact time the tight lasted, far my watch was broken by the third shot." , "You don't say so!" the hnghsh- wish I had something to eat," he j said. 'I am as hungry as a wolf.' j This placed daddy in a resp:nsi-) ble position. llightower was on our land at the time, and daddy, ! as a Kentucky gentleman, coulnn't se; him go hungry. So he took ' out half of a hoecake. yelled at old Abe and threw it to him. And i this brought about a lull, for Abe, being a high-toned gentleman, ! couldn't shoot daddy while enjoy- in" his hospitality. We went home, and the next morning here We knew ; came a bov with half a hoecake ' and a note, which read like, this: 1 ,-etnni vonr bread by the enclos ed bov "We are even now o far1 !as hospitality is concerned, and ! the next tiling 1 send you will be : more like a pill than a hunk of the , ! statf of life. ' Oh. you venomous curl Your pi.on ancestor would, 'cut r.tt the ears of my grandfather. : eh? The scoundrel didn't stop to i think of what a disgrace he was putting on me.' 1 "Well, the next day we moved ion around toward the county seat. lint court was not to sit. until the iiuxt dav, so we waited in the ; woods. " This time the Hightow- ers were there first. This was an i insult to us, but we strove to over look it. We sat about waiting for i the tMstol to tro off. The situation was becoming embarassing. Just then the judge poked a double bar rel f un out the courthouse window a.nd turned it loose. It was load ed with horse shoe nails and bits of -crushed plowpoint. It w as a great shock, 1 a sure you. It was out -of the range of my calcula tions. It was rude. I! ut there was no appeal from its decision. It kitled four Hightowers and I three Sizemores. So we all went howH-, regretting the soverign peo ple oi the county had elected that judge. I now decided that it was aiout time to fall in love, so I slipped off one night and fell in love with Sue llightower." 'What:" cried the Englishman, "ivith the daughter of your enV- cat whisky. Hut one day old Abe llightowe r found me with See in my arms, and his suspicions were aroused- Still he said nothing:, he wanted proof. Several days later 1 ran away with Sik- and mar ried her, and then his suspicion1; were confirmed. I hen the war broke out in arncst.Jfcr. w e were afraid of the reconcilation which was in siuht. In Kentucky. you know a reconciliation is a des perate thing. Some of our blood iest lights took place just alter a reconciliation. Well, we went to the county seat. 1 lived apart m my cabin, for mv father had declar ed" that he would shoot me it I eve r brought my wife home. Hut it was my duty to fight for him, so 1 hvent alone." We heard that the judge had loaded his gun with scrap iron, so we kept away from the courthouse. The fight began early, for the reconciliation stared us iii the face. I5ut, sir, the judge got die range on us again and kill led everybody but Luke llightower j and myself." - "You don't say sol" the Engiis'h I man exclaimed. Hut he quickly i added: "I beg your pardon, i 'heard vou say so, otherwise 1 I should 'know nothing about it. 1 1 assure you." Killed overt- one extern L;iKe i . .. ,, , . ... . . and rnvselt. eii. i roue oui oi tnu-n. rind SO did I.'.ike. We i the same road. 'They are pu i up mighty po::r timber tor y lu'i'e oi late.' said ) I '-YeS.' 1 replied, 'it 1M1 t i ' used, to be. 'How do you r to employ vonr time now tn.. thing is about sett.'-d "1 was just thinking cf :h". answered. 'As a start- r. we swap horses. took JCS Wc tve got l cvn and. I at each otlier's aioni rethcr. , i - I'U'SC. tt e and e:u h felt 0 K i. r.c so the other was lonesome. thing has to bo done.' said Luke. You know that there can't be but one survivor of a Kentucky tend.' I -That's a fact.' 1 replied.' Suppose I I on let me bo the survivor.' l'.ut : h,. M-md.ln't n.cree to this. And without any warning h i me." ; "And you killed him? ; Englishman? "Well, not personally knew that 1 would, so when I sent i him a rope he hanged himself. Well. 1 must say that this tvas. i remarkable." ! "Oh, you needn't say it unless ! you want to." ! lint your wife: what became of , her?" j "Oh. well, you know that after j the feud was over she had no lur ! tb.er use for me. And on this shot at said the r.ut he divorce mv ""Of course. What else was I to do? We might have lived in an out-of-the-way place, sir. but we understood good form. 'Io be ground she applied for a ! and got it. 1 he pidgc who had Itvied out the lend granted the de. cree." i "And what became of the wo I man ?" i "The judge married !u r. Uean in Chicago Times-1 b raid, -Ooio Subscribe now 0.