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VOL. VI. SEQUACIIEE AND SOUTH PITTSBURG, TENN., THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1898. NO. 12. I SEQDACHEE VALLEY NEWS-BANNER. 11 lil.lSiltl) WEEKLY. Sequachee and Sou'.h Pillsburo, Tennessee. A SAD CASE. Matilda Belinda Lucinda MacGovern Was very untidy you might say a sloven! She always objected to dusting and cleaning; Toward trusties and brooms she had no sort of leaning. It fact it was said mat the sight of a duster, Upstairs or downstairs, would simply disgust her: And a broom to the room of this sad Miss Mao Govern Was as strange as a spider s web In a hot oven. Matilda Belinda Lucinda MacGovern, Ob! what could have taught her to to such a sloven? The birds or the bees show us anything neaicrl The dulslcs-Ah! what could bo nicer and sweeter? Why, even tho frogs don't grow careless and rusty, And a toad on the road doesn't ltlio to be dusty; While cats, with a number of delicate graces, Will wash with their paws their own wee, furry faces. But speaking of cats, once this small Miss MacGovern We think It was .mentioned that Bhe was a sloven Was told by her mother that "It was her wishes That her little daughter should wash up tho t dishes." She lazily lingered; the cat saw Its chances, And cleared every plato, ero It caught her stray glances. She thanked Mistress Puss with delighted carcsslngs And chuckled: "Oh, cats aro such helps and such blessings!" George Cooper, In Our Little Ones. 1ARAN tCoPYnicnr, 1801 CHAPTER XIV. CONTINUED. The director appears to have been a pragmatic Englishman,' without t'lt, tact of prudence. There was, at the time, a million dollars in specie on temporary deposit in the St. Mary's bank, being' the two payments made ly the government for a large contract for copper gnu-barrels. .This money should never have reached St. Mary's in coin. Iiut there had been a loud outcry from different parts of tho conn- try that all the profits of tho company went to England, and the' disaffected men of "The Junta" had reechoed it bitterly. This director, therefore, whose name was Matlock, had advised the company to use the money at St. Mary's in paying off the indebtedness oil the improvement. scheme, lie ap peared to think it would have i good effect. On the night after the strike three of the-new houses built bv the company were burned. The striking' workmen were charged with th-a iu cendiaris'm, but denied it. The next day there were three or four thousand men out of work in the town and a very angry feeling. Director Matlock injudiciously ex pressed an opinion about tho origin of the fire which made the better class of striking workmen indignant, and the f cut a delegation to the oflice. of the works to get a statement from him di rectly, and they encountered at the door of the oflice six men, armed with clubs and pistols, who ordered them away. An altercation ensued. Two of the delegation were knocked down and one had his skull fractured. The remainder of the men went back for reinforcements and in an hour 'there was a mob of five hundred men before tho oflice. They demanded that the perpetrators of tho outrage should be handed over or they would enter tho building by force and take them. Mat lock refused to g've them up. The mob then broke into the office, seized the men and took them into the street, whero they were beaten to death. The director then snt for the sheriff at JTES-DIUCKS f A7 I V ALL ONE MO. be a pino Tin. rArrao. sr aw i; a u . trwrw 1 V--?' i 1N fj,' i r-stlr.rch etk! telegraphed to the gov rrDer thct the) Kngli.-h company's miirdfii the rroteetion of the t-tatc. M UdJ jur.ctrrro o larfre number of tie rrniaininfr workmen who had Ulccn no pert in t'-e Ftrike protested agalnrt the tetion of the director and went cmt with the others. The vrbole town was rovr in a fi r tnrnt of excitement, e.rd that uipht Mr. Matlk t(?un to take measures to bare hi fold trotsfcrred. The nrxt an event ocov.rrcd which is nnrreceniOEtf-J if the Li?t ?rr of striken. , In order to understand If in its extraordinary dutails, it U tiece sary to explain the topography of St. Marys. The town is built on the first and second of the natural terraces and cov- ers in a scattered way an area of per haps three square miles. To the south west and overlooking the town is what looks like apportion of a third and larger terrace, but which is the level of a long stretch of tableland that extends south and west with a steady fall for fifteen or twenty miles." It is a poor nnd sparsely Inhabited country covered witli scrub oak and gum trees and answers in many re spects to tho southwestern land of Kentucky which is still called tho "llarrens." There are few roads and these arc very bad. All local travel skirting this region follows the Clark river on the line of the I'aducah railway. It is not at all inaccessible from St. Mary's. It is simply uninvit ing. About a mile out there is an old house standing half hidden in the gum trees and brush near the one road. It was built ten years before by a man who manufactured potash and tannin from the oak stumps and is said to have done quite a business there in a drudging way. About six weeks be fore the troubles broke out at St. Mary's the place was hired from an old negro into whose possession it had fallen by u man who gave out that he was going to fit it up for the manufac ture of emery paper, a great deal of which was used at St. Mary's and ma terial for whieh had been found in a crude state somewhere in the neigh borhood. He had been receiving his stock of machinery and implements over the I'aducah road. On the morning to which reference has been made, St. Mary's was in a very demoralized condition. The news had gone out over the country and hundreds of strangers had poured in across the Ohio and from Louisville and Cairo. It was expected by every body that a collision would take place between the workmen and the colony which the English company had planted on the bank of the river. The sheriff of 'ie county had arrived, but SIX MUX Willi Cl.fllS AND the governor had declined to interfere at the present state of affairs. Such was the condition of matters when at nine o'clock, to the astonish ment of everybody, a regiment of in fantry, one thousand strong, in full marching order and armed with maga zine guns, made its appearance at the edge of the town on the I'aducah rail road, and came down the main street as far as. the bank in fine order, pre ceded by a drum corps of four picees. . , The astonishment and excitement at this sudden invasion were increased ten fold by the banner which spread out to tho morning breeze, aud which hail inscribed on it leg-ibly: "Firbt JUittal ion American Workingmen. fJs'o Tyr anny of Money. Xe Coercion of C'api Hal." Where the regiment had come from, how f-r it had marched or what were itu intentions, no one knew. Imt it, did not take long for the rumor to form and fly that it was a working man's regiment, and would not take the side of the employers. When it had reached the Httle square where the bank stood it was drawn up. A skirmish line wat thrown out, pickets stationed and the crowd forced back." The colonel and his staff then went into the bank. The dU position of the men in the street was such that access to the bank was impossible, and as the doorway was on a level with the street it was impossible' fr the crowd to see vhut was going on, save that there was a constant fluctuation in the ranks of the men. The regiment stood there quite two hours and a half. In the meantime there was great commotion at the company's works. The sheriff set off i.i n carriage with Mr. Mattock, fol lowcd by half a score of deputies to reach the b ink. but were stopped by th? pickets. The f'llccr protested and ' threatened, hut in rain. When aMted If the governor hnd sent them, the nilluTs replied: "You must talk to 1 tho colonel, but you caunot pass the ! lines ut present." ' "If the colonel desire j to piot-'i t the b.-iD'i. lie will coufvr with me," said Mr. Matlovk. "I don't 1 now what Lis order- ore." still t'-e v'dii-r. "Hi t'er wait till be . 0:1 i on at tl.e works.' The sheriff, i r high dudgeon, then rushed to the telegraph oflice. It is an hour before he gets an answer from the governor at Lexington and it is: "Have not authorized use of troops must be mistake about regiment. What do you mean?" Then followed several of the absurd est of dispatches, ' . i "No mistake," says the fcUeriff. "Jleg iincnt, oue thousand strong, armed with repeuting rifles." . "Impossible," says the governor. "Your fears or your ' condition has made yon wild. There is not such a regimental formation in the state. - If yon cannot preserve the peace will send- the Louisville Lightguards ninety-four men. The law must be upheld." Then Matlock corroborated the sheriff. "Regiment of armed men in posses sion of the bank. Must have tho pro tection of the state at once. The sher iff is helpless." To this the governor still incredu lously replies: "Regiment must have transportation. How did it come? An swer at once if it invaded the state from Ohio." "Impossible to tel! was the answer. "No one knows how it got here. It is drawn up on Main street at present. Have failed to communicate with officers." After some delay, the governor sent this word: "Will arrive in the morning with Adjt. Gen. Luscomb. Do nothing till I get there." While this was going on an hour was lost and it was three o'clock. At half past three o'clock the regiment was moved from the bank to the vicinity of the company's works. 1 1 proceeded in fine open order and was cheered along the route by the people. A strong guard was left at the bank and no one allowed to enter. ' , . , On the company's common it was again drawn up a strong encircling line of pickets thrown ont and the fol lowing note sent about five o'clock to the director: "Sir: Tho first batallion of the workingmen's advance guard will pro- PISTOLS OHDHKKI) THEM AWAY. tect property until the state takes pos session. I shall encamp my men on the outskirts until to-morrow citizens retire to their homes L,ot the till that time. , After several attempts to see the colonel, the sheriff sent a coiumunica- tion to him: "Sir: Will you inform the authori ties of this county by what right you Invade tins State. As the legally Con stituted officer of the erfuutyV I demand Miat you, tippear before me and explain 1 your conduct wndcr pennlty of arrest.'' To this the colonel made 'no answer. . It was six o'clock- in the. evening when the regiment wes. marched to an open tract on the southwest terrace overlooking1 the town; strong guards were thrown out in all directions nnd apparent preparations made for going into camp. As there was nothing for the town to do but wait the arrival of the governor in the morning, it slowly quieted down. The camp tires of the military burned in a long row on the far terrace. The regular beat of the drum was heard far into the night, which was an unusually dark one, and at twelve o'clock all was still. Hut us soon as it was light the streets were thronged. There were the tires on the terrace smoking as if with preparations for breakfast and the white tent of the colonel could be plainly seen. The. early train brought in a crowd of idle men, but the rail road officials, denied having seen any regiineni. As soon as the day was fairly arrived crowds began lo make their way to the edge of the camp. The guard had ' I'cen withdrawn from the bank in the i night and at seven o'clock Matlock re ceived word that the regiment had dis appeared. He went immediately to the batik with the sheriff. At the same time the nes-f the disappearance spread like wildfire. Crovtds cver-ran the camping ground, but not a sign of the soldiers could be fn-jnd except the smm; V-ering -fir,, th- remaimnjMent and the strong smell of the trodden rrass. with here and there a dropped fragment of clothing cartrido or a piece of food. Tlu n it was tl.at tl e director covered that all the sp-ie had been re moved from the ban',,. A (-rent crowd h?.d fathered round the entrance. He got upon a chair and in an excited manner conveyed the informatics. I was received with incredulous jeers, cries of "Served you right. We don't believe it. You brought the soldiers, etc," aud the wildest excitement ensued. The sheriff was paralyzed and lost his head. He sent telegrams to Louis ville) and Cairo calling on the author ities to arrest all soldiers in blue shirts and duck trousers armed with Spencer rifles. He arrested tho agents at the Pnducah railroad and held them for collusion. Armed parties were sent out on the highways and discovered nothing but straggling men drawn to the town by the news. Every other subject was now swallowed up in tho robbery of the bank, and upon the arrival of the gov ernor and his adjutant in the after noon, there ensued a scene of in credulous indignation and fussy of ficialism. Tho adjutant, an old-time veteran with purely Kentucky prej udices and Kentucky dignity, immedi ately framed a theory that there had been a raid from southern Indiana, and was for calling upon the governor of that state to make good the loss and to return the raiders for punishment. In Louisville, Cairo and Cincinnati, the most extraordinary accounts were published in the papers. One of the sheets announced in its head lines: "The English syndicate at St. Mary's makes away with a million and a half of money belonging to the working men." A paper in Louisville announced that Kentucky had been invaded by an army of Indiana free-hooters, and its head lines were startling. "Are we to have another civil war?" they asked. "Shall an invading army desolate Kentucky while our apathetic officials Hre dickering with the bloated barons? Let there be a call to arms." One fact alone was clear to the people of St. Mary's. The money and the regiment had disappeared together. J hat tho astonishing circumstance did not at the time betray to the coun try some or the real facts wa.s owing to the muddle which the incompetent Mr. Matlock and the pig-headed sheriff and governor had produced in the minds of the people. There was a widespread suspicion among the work- ingmen that the superintendent was in some way implicated in tho removal of the gold, and nothing could eradi cate from the governor's head the no tion that the regiment was auexag- cratcd ruse which had been brought about by a descent of invading villains from southern Indiana. Hendricks had counted on this very result. His motto was: "Audacity that bewilders and then, energy that disorganizes." CHAPTER XV. It is necessary now to keep in mind two orders of events. One is the slow focussing of public suspicion about the operations at Laran. The other is the extraordinary relationship of the prin-. cipal personages at the headquarters of the conspiracy. A week passes and men are strag gling back to the Laran from all over the country. They come in through the woods at night singly or in little groups. They arrive at the Wash bayou, coming down from St. Louis nnd crossing at night from the Ar kansas shore; they come up from Memphis looking for work and some of them ride in from the mountains of East Tennessee. Hendricks watches the reassembling with cool calculation and appears to have bee a satisfied of the main re suits. About fifteen per cent, of tho men never reappeared. This was ac cording to his calculations. Hut the rest, actuated by the fear of individual peril, .the e.iprik de corps of military organization, or the desire to go on with the "war which a master-spirit had planned, had, in great part, re turned at the end of the week. At that lime there were by count live hundred and fifty men of the regiment back in the cave. Hendricks sat up all one night read ing the papers that had been brought him from Memphis. He went over all the accounts carefully. There was not in any of thein a surmise as to the truth. The regiment had got away and it had accomplished its purpose. but the further awny from the secno the comments were, the less seriously .the newspapers regarded the occur pence. In .New ) ork there was some kind of enormous western practical joke suspected. "How," said one jour nal, "a regiment of a thousand men can come and go w ithout observation. can dismantle a bank and then depart with a million dollars in specie w ithout beiiij; detected or interfered with or tracked, remains for the imaginative west to explain. It looks very much at this distance as if the 1'nglish company had been operating: in phan loms to bear its own market."' An angry officialcorrespondence had taken place between the governor of Tennessee and the governor of Indiana The town of St. Mary's and the citv of I'aducah swarmed with newspaper nu n aud detectives. Jiut it was plain to Hendricks that fresh troubles at St. Mary's between the director and the men threatened to traw attention from the search for the soldiers. ro BE COSTIXrED. Intenaelr Happy. -And are you happy. Husband linir? dar if I Wife Ye", indeed as happy s j l.a J tcv:r lc-n married. Hallo. FARM HOUSE PIAZZA. One Like That Mionn In the CM turn He I1 11 1 1 1 at an Uiiirnae Kier) one Inn Afford. Many houses have no shade tree rear them, and a piazza or veranda it i.lmost a necessity in t lie summer. A permanent porch, deep enough to fori 1 the necessary shade in summer, is objectionable in the winter, as it shuts out the light that is then needed. Ilcsides all-this, the expense in build ing a permanent veranda is beyond the reach of many, and altocethcr un- recessary in any case. The illustra tion shows how to make a summer veranda that has all the advantages FARMHOUSE FIAZZA. of the expensive permanent piazza and avoids the disadvantages in the win ter. The expense is so small that everyone can afford it. Build a platfoim or floor of, length and width desired, with or without 1 ailing. Over t his at the proper height construct a light frame to be cov ered witli ttripcu awning goods. 1 tic frame should be of same length and width as floor or platform, or larger. In ninny cases the awning and plat form should cover the whole front or Fide of the building. The frame should be attached to the building by screws, so that it can be taken down in win ter. Or it can be attached with hinges nd made to elevate nnd drop, same at awnings over windows, the frame is made of "light strips of wood, and can be braced from side to side with small wires secured to tbe house by small erew eyelets. The awning should De carefully taken down in the fall and put away for the winter. It must be properly fastened to the frame by small, large-headed tacks to prevent t from tearing in the wind. Ohio .Farmer. Iloiv to Prenervc ICukh. l'laee four pounds of unslacked lime one pound ot salt and one ounce of cream of tartar in nn earthen, jar, then add three gallons of boiling water, stir well and let the mixture stand for two days. Collect the eggs fresh each day, careniuy examine them to see that they are free from cracks, lower them with care into the liquid, and put them into a cool place where they will not be disturbed. The liquid should stand above the eggs to a depth of two inches. Look at them from time to time to see if the water has not evap orated. If it has, add a little cold water. One who has tried it says that eggs will keep perfectly good for 12 months when put up in this way. Journal of Agriculture. FreiliiiK Ontmeal to t'hicka. Theoretically, and judging by analy sis, oais ana oaimeai ougni 10 oe me best feed for hens or their chickens. I'.ut whole oats have too much chaff to be profitably fed to hens. Their crop is limited in size, and the chaff of t ont, besides being itself innutritions, is soft and interferes with crushing the grain. The same objections apply to feeding oatmeal, either dry or wet, to young chicks. Lveu if fed without the chaff, the oatmeal h liable to com pact in the chick's gizzard. We believe that meal lor chicks should always be cooked, and the harder the cakes made from it the better. Crush these cukes into small bits and fowl will eat them greedily. Vaccinating- llon In France. The French minister of agriculture has decided that all breeders of swine thai! provide themselves with the sw ine fever vaccine, and t ren t the ani mals themselves and on their own re sponsibility. The application for vac cine has to be made to the mayor of the town, who forwards it to the prefect. This only applies to villages where there is not a veterinary prac titioner. The inoculated animals have. to remain under the supervision of the sani'nry officer for 15 dHs, nnd the owners will not be able to obtain possession of them unless for imme diate slaughter. Kemember that a horse must under stand what yju want before the ani mal can io it. It is your business to make vnir wants plain. If ou Mack clover hay, Up y ith los rC t or canvas. cov r. tl, HEIGHT OF POLITENESS. 11 Tear Hostess Skins Iter Xoio It Is the Proper Caper to Skiu Yours Also. Three young wonirn who boa tiled o North tide caiile ear the other d.iy were evidently dressed for n reception, mul earned curd eases in their Ere ncli illy gloved luitulx. They attracted much attention, which was net surprising, 11s they weie young and would have been handsome hut for a similarity of faeiul misfortune each one had a prominent red nose, which presented a lurid and re markable appearance. Fortunately for the peace of miml of the other passengers on the car. 11 woman also in Rala dress -knew them well enough to ask with pent astonishment: "What in the world happenrd to you all?" "Oh, haven't you heard ? c are going to Mrs. H.'a reception." o am I. Hut I mean what lias happened to your noses?" . . "Nothing; our noses rre nil right. Hut haven't you heard about Mr. 11-?'' "Not a word," said their mystified ac quaintance. . "Why, she fell off her bicycle and skinner! ner poor nose, llie cards were out already for this reception, and idie felt bo badly oboul her disliaureiiient that her dearest ii lends decided to show their sympathy by wearing me same Kind or a nose in the reception. un, 3'ou swet tilings! Hut why did vow not let all her friends know? I would have been delighted to have got up my nose 111 the same style, but 1 suppose it is too late now. l'hev left the ear together, and two women who had been listening with a lcnd-mc yoiii ears intenspness looked at each oilier with untranslatable meaning as one fcehlv gasped : Well! Well! 1 have heard say that, imitation is the sineeret flattery, hut don't that beat the record?" Chicago Chronicle. HE WAS NOT GLADSTONE. , . Which Wat Jnat Why She IMd Not Care to LUteu to III - - i . Gentle Flow. "No." remarked the early iiioruing man. in the car down Irom Mount Pleasant; "no, 1 can't say that 1 have my wife trained ar ; perfectly as 1 could wisli to have her trained, or that I shall he so fortuuatc as ever to have " her so, hut there is a good deal of plcasmo. . in trying to. It at leasl gives ner an idea that she is not perfect, and as long as ft man can keep his wile in that state ot mum u 11 almost as much of a comfort as it is to hal her just what he wants her to be," , Ueehoolipins: exclaimed a nine man with a pale blue eye and a fidgety manner, ? "I wish I could only get my wife to your mj . 6f thinking." Did you ever try: inquired tue tarij morning man. Did IT chuckled the little man, wiin a profound internal convulsion not entirely clear to the understanding of his auditors. "I should say 1 did. It hasn t been halt an hour asa. I had something to say to my wife on the lines you suggest and was en deavoring to get an opening lor rny re marks, but she was talking to such an ex tent that 1 had no show at. all, rinaiiv quite driven to desperation, but not wish ing to do anything violent, I merely gave her a hint of the situation by telling her that when Mr. Gladstone talked his wife always isteneil in bi enee. And did she take it as I had intended'" he asked of himself, with an other one of those ambiguous chuckles. "Did she? inquired the early morning man, with much interest. . Did she?" chuckled the little man. "Well, savs she to me, 'I don t doubt it at all, hut think who it was that Mrs. Oladr stone was listening to,' and then she went right ahead with her conversation as if 1 hadn't been within ten miles." Washing ton Star. Delicately I'nt. He would not say that she painted, pow . deved and all that. He wa3 too much of t gentleman for that. .... , Mill, 1 may as well comers, ne sain 'that slie impressed me as one win thinki she can improve upon the Lord's haiuh work. Chicago Post. Forehanded. Little Dora is so thoughtful of the future that she never eats dinner, but what hf thinks of supper. She was taking her nuic lesson at the piano when she asked if she might learn to play the harp instead. "It I save me having to learn when 1 in an angel," ehe explained. 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