A DIABOLICAL OUTRAGE.

A DIABOLICAL OUTRAGE.

Early in the morning of June 14 the City hotel at Jackson, Ky., a three-story building, owned by Captain B. J. Ewen, the principal witness against Jett and White, now on trial for the assassination of Lawyer J. B. Marcum, was burned to the ground. Fifteen guests were in the hotel, but all escaped without injury. There was no insurance on the structure, and the hotel, with its furnishings and the effects of the guests, is a total loss. The origin of the tire is unknown, but the belief is general that it was of incendiary origin. Captain Ewen had recently put up an addition to the hotel. This was just completed, and was as yet unoccupied. It was at this part of the hotel that the fire was discovered. The town of Jackson has no fire department, and its citizens were awakened by the firing of pistols and guns, and much excitement prevailed. A detachment of militia came on the double-quick front their camp across the river and rendered valuable aid in assisting the guests to escape and preventing the flames from spreading. Captain Ewen has been kept at the camp of the militia since he testified last week that he saw Curtis Jett fire the shot which killed Marcum. Nobody was seen to leave the hotel before the fire broke out. It was not long before that Jackson was put under martial law. The fire caused a renewed apprehension.

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