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 - WAITING FOR PARKER. Lieut. Sparks Refused To...
WAITING FOR PARKER. Lieut. Sparks Refused To Recognize Taylor's Orders. London, Ky . March 10. Spe ial.) A telegram was received to-day to-day to-day by the London Company of State Guards, directing directing them to report at Frankfort on first train. Capt. Fd Parker was away on a business trip, and the telegram was turned ver to First l ieutenant James Sparks. Lieut. Sparks refused to assemble the company, saying that the affairs at Frankfort were in such a muddle that It was quest'onable as to who had the right to call out the militia, militia, but said if both claimants of the offlce of Governor would direct him to come to Frankfort and pteserve the peace he would take the company there at once. Lieut. C. N. Scovllle is the next ranking officer, and says that he will take the company to Frankfort if Taylor will only authorize him to do so. Capt. Parker is expected here early to morrow, and It is believed he will take the London company to Frankfort to- to- morrow. Cars were left here this evening to take the company. Other cars passed through here to carry the Barbourville and Plneville companies to Frankfort. A large number of citizens as well as soldiers will go from this section to Frankfort to-morrow to-morrow to-morrow for the purpose of rendering assistance to Taylor.

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  1. The Courier-Journal,
  2. 11 Mar 1900, Sun,
  3. Page 22

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