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No deduction from thoo rales under any
Ai we arc compelled by law to pay pottage
tn advance on ppr tent outfide of Olii
county, we are forced to require payment on
ubieriptioni In advance.
All letter! on buiineis tnutt le addressed t
JOIIN P. BARRETT, Publisher.
- Bintlit have rerviers Ent Sunday an
8 snday night In every month and Saturday
night preceding, w. r. Hrnnett, pastor.
M. E. Church South Services third Sun
day In every month. W. VT. Cook, pallor.
Union Sunday School every Sunday morn
log at hall paft eight u clock.
lion. James Stuart, Judge, Oweniboro,
A. L. Morton. Clerk. Hartford.
M. R. Mnmlt. Master Commluioner. Hartford
C. W. Phillip. ihrritT, Hartford. Deputies
(MVDunrer. Uartford, S V Taylor, Dearer
Dam, E II Cooper, Fordavllle, S L Fnlke-sop
Ceart begins areond Monday! In May and
November, and coutinuci three weeks each
UoarJ A Mnrvay.Jndge, Clovcrport.
INn Joieph llayeran, attorney, One niboro
K L Wit, iailer. Har.-ford.
Court begins on first Monday in April and
October and continues two weens each term.
lion. W. F. Gregory, Judge, Hartford.
Capt. Sam. K. Cox, Clerk, Hartford.
J. P. SanJerfar. Attorney. llartfurd.
.Court begins on the Srit Monday to every
Begins on the 3rd Monday! In January , April,
July and October.
' . COURT OF CLAIMS
Begin! en the tint Monday! January and
OTHER COUNTY OFFICERS.
J.1 J. Loach, Alienor, CromwHI.
J. Smith Fitthagh, Surveyor. Sulphur Springs
I hei. H. Eoewell, Coroner, Sulphur Springs.
IL F. Bowe, School Commlnioner, Uartford.
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W V Render 57 1 Si
bill' stoiiii nmrnuT o. i,
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ft Woodward. I 1 16 1
rnniKTILLK BIHTBUT Kd.
J L. Barton,. I I 8
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!SMcKlroy 12 1 13 1
James Miller 1 IS I M
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Juhn P Copcr 20 I 8 1
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JJelvln Taylor I 31 I 2V I
famel Au.tin ( SO I 3U
niKTrom wtiict no. D.
JohaM Leach I 21 I 21 I
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'ninrLBrr'a uiktict xo. II
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A llftufthaConftablriof Ohio County an
their F1 Qfliee addre :
l " ckmr oitict so. I.
Vf Tf KscM'Hoiine.
cool sratxca oiaraicT xo. 2.
rKkTTKTOWX UITXl"CT 30. S.
J M Canrblcr, Coralvo.
ami Tax iubtbict no. 4.
-roanariLi.c phtuct xo- 5.
Jo I Harder, Vrdrille.
, KLLI' HUTIilCr NO. 8.
m&TroRD iimrnirr no. 7.
V fc Hoddox, Reaver Duni.
i-EoxLL4iiranrr no. 8.
R 6 Hodgec' Crouiveil.
ntHTrfan ottTSicr xo. 9.
A. C. Klll, Uartford. ' i
acxrut'itarainas uihtbici so. 10,: '
AatLKTr'a wjteict xo. 11.
Hartford F.l. Morgan, Judge, teeond Mon
day! In January. April, July and October.
Charles Griffin, Marihal.
Reaver Dam. E. tV. Cooper, Judge, firit
Saturday In January. April. July an I October.
Thomas Btcreni, Martha!.
Cromwell'. A. P- Montague, Judge, eecond
Saturday in January, April, July and October
Jai. W. Daniel Manhal.,
Ccraive. W. V. Rayiard, Judge, I ait Sat
urday Iqtareh, Jane, September and Deecm -Ut.
Daniel Tichenor, Manhal.
Hamilton J. W. Lankfonl, udg, pott
oCee addren MeUcnry, court! held Uilrd Sat
urday IrrtyaDwary, April, Jnly and October.
A J. Carman,-Martha, pojt-oBce addroii
Itoekport Jamri Tinjliy, Judge, Mamfield
WilUama, Marital. Court! held firit Wednci.
day in January;, April, July and October.
HARTFOiTlS LODGE; "KO. 156.
ileeta thin! Mwulay' nislit' lu cicli
Bioutb. J J J.IL MOOltE. W. JkL
KEYSTONE CHAPTER, NO. 110.
Meets second Monday night in etch
month. L & W. H. MOORE, U.P
Comp. II. WEINSnEIMKH.Bcc.
IIARTFORD LODGE No. 158.
Meets in Taylor ITall, in Hartford,
Ky.,on the Second and Fourth Saturday
tvenines in each month. The fraternity
are cordially invited to visit us when con
wenient for them to do so.
L. Bakrktt. K. O. Wji. Piuprs, Sec.
B. PBisfsriUH. D. D.vO. If.
J. O. G-. T.
UARTFORD' "LODGE NO.
Meets in Taylor Hal), Hartford, Ky.,
every Thursday evenioe. A cordial Invi
tation is extended to "members of the Or
der to visit w, and all such trill be made
welcome. " 4si ,
"D. E? Thomas, W. a T.
II. B. Kis60Lvta, W. Sec.
G. B. Willuus, L. D.
V. B. RAINS.
Uu-Bg, MedWnei, FainU, 0U(, Fancy and
Toilet Article!, Notioui, Perfamery, Spongei,
fin Sop, School Books sad stationary. Pure
Wines and Waliklei for Medical porpoies.
IPatent Medicines fcc.
Family Med.'cinea and Phyitciani prescrip
tion! awarsteiy eouyionnaea at oil nonta.
For the Hartford Herald.
Thero'i beauty In a dimpled cheek,
And In a tmoothly rounded chin;
But that! not tho beauty I reek
That I moit love dwell! within.
Thcrc'i beauty in the raven hair,
And in a finely ehiieled brow;
But both of thcto are light ai air,
Unlrn they, (ocial worth, rnJuw.
There'! beauty In a deep black eye,
And in a inoct exprenive face;
But the; I do not price io high,
Ai plea rant wordi and inodcit grace
Tbere'a beauly in a neat formed mouth,
That lok ai if 'tnai mad to kin;
But a kind and tender heart,
Ii more to be deiired than this.
There's beauty tn the form and face,
That charui the eye, but nothing more;
Hut branty that no eye can trace,
Ii thet beauty I adore.
Tbere'a beauty in a languid itsile,
And in tlio'eoftly beaming eye;
Hut that which pleaiea all tha while,
Ii the lore that ne'er will die.
There! beauty tn a ringing langb,
And in the cutting repartee;
But these are not 10 rich by half,
Ai the trailing heart will be.
There's beauty where there all combine
Face, and form, and word, and imile
7ut if no love about them twine,
They charm us only to beguile.
Beauty ef face and form nil! fade,
Age will tako their charmi anay;
Bat itill, in all lu charmi arrayed,
Tha heart growa lovelier day by day.
For the Hartford Herald.
TOflOfAHCH B .
I never ihalt forget the time,
Love, when I firit beheld thee,
And how I fued to call thee mine
tut yet thou couldit not lure me I
Thou art wedded now, and to another,
And different fluwi our itrrara of life;
And we mill learn to forget each other,
For thou art now a loving wife.
And may tby life bo ever lunihine
Dark cloudi of eorrow never rii;
For luch 'twould be wer't thou mine.
And thou not bound by other tier.
And now to think what might have been
It awelU my lonely hoart with pain
And life, tome, will be a dream,
For I lhall never love again!
Coiumuhik Obb Taxi s.
FRAGMENTS OF THE EARLY HISTORY
OF OHIO COUNTY.
DY 11. D. TATI-OR.
Before giving a eketch of the progress
of Agriculture in this country, it may Lc
nell to give n geographical outline and
Irorrjiition of its soil, mineral ntid forest
productions. Hy rclcrcncc to the mnji ol
Kentucky, it will be Keen tlmt Ohio, after
being ho repeatedly curtailed in forming
new counties, is now bounded by the
counties of Butler, Muhlenberg, McLean,
Davires, Hancock, Brcckenridgc aud
Orayeon Green river forms a large jior
tion of its south-eastern and touth-wes
Icrn boundary. This stream is the most
gentle, deep, aud beautiful Ftrenm in the
interior of Kentucky ; passing through a,
low, wide bottom, mostly subject to ovcr
flow, but where not too swampy, ex
tremely fertile. Itntigh creek is alfco
among the largest tributaries to Green
river, and divides the county into two
nearly equal portions. Hartford is situ
ated oti this etrenm twenty -eight mile by
its meanders above its mouth. It also
has a deep, gentle current, and a wide
belt of bottom lands, many of which are
qual in fertility to the Ohio river bot
toms. Besides these two. there are many
smaller streams emptying into them, as
well as Panther creek. Adjacent to all
the streams of any magnitude the lands
are flat, ot gently rolling and undulating
a till ascending to higher grades of hilly,
broken lands, sometimes loo poor and
rocky for cultivation. The soil is gener
ally ,a mixture of clay, Kand abtl loam,
with but little lime Or limestone. Coal
is cropping out in nearly every locality,
not only in the beds of the stream, but at
various attitudes on the hillside. The
appearance of iron ore is alfo abundant,
and small portions of lead ore have been
found, but never yet in any large amount.
Copperas is also abundant; other valua
ble minerals no dotibt.exist, but the coal,
iron ore and timber', everywhere abun
dant, are ample guarantee of the future
wealth and prosperity of the country.
Perhaps no portion of Kentucky was
ever covered with more dense forest of
large and valuable timber, consisting ol
the different varieties of oak, poplar,
hickory, black and sweet gum, black and
hite walnut, cherry, sugar, maple, ash,
sycamore, and various other kinds, many
Of which are of extraordinary size. A
sycamore near Green river, in the sum
mer of '36, measured forty-three feet
around tho base, a few feet from tbe
ground, and the body and top were pro
portionately large and well shaped
looking sound and vigorous; and on the
same stream, near the mouth of Rough
creek, a wild grape vine measured three
and Bcvcn-tenths feet in circumference.
A sycamore is still standing on the farm
of Mr. Warren Griffin, abovo Hartford,
measuring sixty-three feet in circumfer
ence. These dense forests, now that the tread
and snort of the iron horse is beginning
to reverberate through them, are being
looked upon as the source of unbounded
wealth; but in the early settlement of
the country they were the greatest ob
struction to the farmers progress. To
cut down and clear up all the trees that
stood on the ground, was a herculean
task that few undertook. Tbe usual
mode was to belt or deaden all the timber,
save the smaller eaplins, and commence
cultivating before the roots were out of
the way. The consequence was that but
a small portion of the loose mould was
plowed or brought into cultivation, and
it required but few rains if the ground
was hilly to wash it all away, and by the
time tbe roots and slumps were decayed
to render the land really & for cultiva
tion it was worn out ami worthies, or at
THE HARTFORD HERALD.
"V COMK, THK HERALD OF A NOISY WORLD, THE
least then considered so. In addition to
this the deadened timber left on the
ground was continually falling and in
juring the crop, and each spring required
another clearing to be ready for the
It was this system of hall clearing
lands and wearing them out before the
clearing was completed, and raising little
else but cereals, that caused so much em
igration to the prairie lands of the far
Wejt, and ruined the reputation of our
lands for many year. Corn was the
principal crop of the country. This,
when the car had nearly matured, was
stripped of! the blades from the ear down,
and tbe top.t cut off immediately above
the ears, slacked around a pole in the
field, and the tops put in shocks, and
when cured, was spread over a frame of
rails and poles, forming what was known
as a fotiiler-lioiti'c. Convenient to this
houec the corn when gathered was hauled
and thrown, and when shucked was
hauled to tho crib, and the shucks care
fully packed away in the fodder-house.
The blades were reserved for tho horses,
the shucks were carried out and scat
tered to the cattle, on the ground, wheth
er it was wet or dry. A shucking was a
next important event to n wedding, and
was always well attended, especially if
pretty girls were about, which they gen'
crally were, notwithstanding the rules
and regulations of corn shucking, im
posed the severe penalty of a kiss upon
any lady who happened to be so unlucky
as to And a red earof corn. This red ear.
when found, was apparently endeavored
to be concealed by the most fussy indus
try, but was as invariably revealed by as
distinct a cackle as biddy gives on leav
ing her nest.
We cast no reflections upon the early
ettlera of the country. They had labors
and difficulties under which most of us
would now succumb, without any of the
improvements in agricultural implements
and labor saving machine, with nothing
but the old-fashioned bar-shear and
shovel plows, tho old-fashioned scythe
and sickle, without sufficient cleared
lands for meadows, pastures and clover
fields, they labored and toiled as few men
do nt the present day, Another grievous
lifficulty under which they labored, was
the want of sufficient knowledge and ex
perience of the adaptability of different
crops to the various soils an? localities.
It was for a long time supposed that our
uplands would neither produce grass uor
clover, hence they were almost entirely
neglected and never used for rotation
crops, and the nion of the bottom lands
were connidercd as entirely worthless.
Hence it was, that by the time a family
of children were raised, the father had
worn out his life and farm together, and
the children having sought homes else
where, the old homestead was left deso
lated and deserted, or passed into the
hands of strangers.
All changes in the manners and cus
toms of society are more of the result of
time, experience and accidental discover
ies than any direct, scientific enlighten-.
ment or teachings of philosophy. It was
more tbe result of accidental and repeat
ed experiments that farmers found that
their worn and deteriorated lands could
be improved by clover and grass crops,
and that our wet, overflowed bottoms
made the best of meadow lands, and that
although large crops of tobacco yielded
the most ready money, yet, after a series
of years, be who devoted the lime usual
ly employed on the tobacco crop, in im
proving liiafarm, increasing bis meadows
and pastures, and ueing good stock of all
kinds, was greatly ahead in real wealth
of his neighbor, who wore out his lands
and neglected his farm and stock while
cultivating large crops of tobacco.
It has only been within the last thirty
years that our farmers began to abandon
their' old habits and customs and adopt
tbe recent improvement in agricultural
implements and modes of farming, and
this rtao brought about by "necessity,
that mother of invention," as much as
by 4ny Scientific enlightenment. That
migratory class of society who are tho
pioneers of civilization, and usually fol
low tbe buffalo and elk, as they recede
from tbe dense population, bad all disap
peared. A new generation had sprung
up, wuose feelings, friendships and loves
were mingled and intertwined with the
society around them. They have grown
up in long years of profound peace tbe
allurements of the chase, the pomps and
triumphs of war were unknown, to them,
and their highest aims were to marry
those they loved, and settle down among
It was partly by this natural increase,
and partly by immigration from the upper
and older counties of the State, where
lands had co greatly risen in value, that
men with small farms and large families
fodad it to their interest to sell out and re
more to this section ; that lands here al
so bega'n to increase in value. Alt, how.
ever, "could not procure choice lands, and
tbe result was, that many worn out and
poor lands were pufchastd and settled
upon , and farmers now began seriously to
think of taking care ol and improving
their lands, in which many of them have
had admirable snccess
As a class, our farmers were generally
prosperous at the commencement of the
late war, during which labor was so dis
organized, that many have abandoned
their farms and sought other modes ol
employment, in which some have, and
others will (ail. Keaeon seems to indi
cate that a better course would be for
farmers to slick to their iirms, raise only
so much grain as will supply their own
wants, sow their lands in clover and
grass, which impfovo their fertility and
supply abundant crops of hay and pastu
rage, which fed to improved breeds of all
kinds of stock will always yield a profit;
and as all classes have to live on the pro
ducts of tbe soil, the want of food will
soon tell upon the worthless, idle loafers,
and our farmers will soon hnve labor at
their command without the importation
of foreign, unreliable hordes to disorgan
ize and contaminate our Caucaesian race.
to dk continued.
1WIXU IN DCIt WITH ACOKPHK.
A IVrartlBR-fouplo nnd al.lvlne; Ohott
Abbeville, ((la.) Medium.
It is said that Jordan, the New York
Greenwood drummer, recently met with
the following rather amusing experience
in his extensive travels. On going to
a hotel in one of our large cities, lie was
assigned to a room previously partly oc
cupied. After being shown the way by
the polite and accommodating clerk, he
went to his apartment, found the door
open, a candle dimly burning on the cen
tertable, and tho only bed in tbe room
occupied by the stranger who was to be
his room mate for the night. The un
known man seemed to be taking Imb rest,
and not wishing to disturb him, Jordan
quietly disrobed himself, and said his
prayers, blew out the candle and went to
bed. Before he had quite fallen to sleep
he was somewhat startled by the entrance
of a young gentleman and lady who re
lighted the candle and soberly seated
themselves in a corner of the room in
full view of tbe hero of this incident
The intruders chatted away in a sugges
tive affectionate manner, just as lovers
always do. The novelty of the situation
seemed to havs its effects upon them, and
after sundry comments of the weather,
tbe latest gossip and the small society
talk, the pair settled down to "business.''
All this time Jordan was an interested
listener, and he was prepared for the
kisses which fell upon the willing lips of
the fair inamorata. He hunched his
bed-fellow with his elbow, but the stran
ger elept on. Then followed by a scene
of affectionate demonstrations between
the couple in the corner. Jordan deters
mined to wake his unknown friend so
that he might see the fun. liaising his
hand he laid it on the face of the uncon
scious sleeper, and then his hair, in holy
horror, stood on cud. Tbe face was cold
and clammy he was sleeping with a
corpse! Shooting up straight through
his canopied couch, Jordan appeared be
fore the startled pair a veritable ghost.
The young man and lady disappeared
down the stairway in affright, closelv
followed by the unwitting author of this
etartline escapade The clerk had played
a practical joke on the "commercial
traveler." The scene in the office is 6aid
to have been very ludicrous when the
three parties appeared before the bar.
Jordan cn diihalilltl Can you imagine
any thing more tpirituclUI Two hundred
nnd fifty pounds avoirdupoise make up a
tolerable vigorous ghost.
TTUat 4 imi lllin.
One of our dry goods clerks called
around to see his girl the other evening.
She observed that he seemed very rest
less, and as be had been paying her
pretty sharp attention, she signified a
proposal. She determined to aseiet him.
"George, dear,'' said she, in her sweet
est voice, "what 8 the matter with you
"There ain't nothing the matter," re
marked George, twisting uneasily in his
"I think there is," ah.e said, with great
Oh, no, there ain't," returned George,
"what makes you think so?"
"You appear so restless," she ex
plained, "You act as if there was some
thing on your, mind."
'It ain't on my mind,1' observed
George, "it's " and then be sud
denly caught himself and stopped.
"What is it where is it, dear I" en
treated the young Mtsa ; "won't you tell
It's on my back," blurted -George,
with an effort
"On your back I" repeated the young
Mils, in astonishment
"Yes," said George, desperately, "it's
a porous plaster, and it itches so I can't
The young lady fainted. Rockland
milfornla'a Hmmry Tatlas.-
From the fan Franeiieo Bulletin.
No doubt (he richest mining firm in
tho world is that of flood & O'Brien,
Uackey k Fair. Their interest in the
two bonanza,, mines, at the present de
pressed prices, can not be less than $23,-
000.000. They own the Bank of Nevada,
with a paid-upcapital of $10,000,000 and
a .reserve fund of $2,000,000. They are
reputed to own $20,000,000 in United
States bonds. Their real estate and other
properly in eight can not be worth less
than $3,000,000. Besides these invest
ments, they own a controlling in
terest in several other mines, some of
which, like the Best & Belcher, are be
lieved to be on tbe lino of rich deposits,
rind maty at some future day be' classed in
the list of "bonanza mines." Add these
items together and we hnve a total of
$G0,000,000, whieh is an underestimate of
their wealth, but bow much so we can
not Bay. The annual income on this
property is not less than 520.000,000.
The individaal interests c.ln not be de
fined, but rte should hesitate to Indorse
tbe statement of the German financiers in
Ibis particular. It wouhf tiotsurprfcc us,
however, ifsatisfaetory proof were offered.
that the entire assets of these four men
would foot up $100,000,000.
Jefferson's idea of a lawyer1 A man
whose trade is to contest everything, con
cede nothing, and talk by tbe hour,
NEWS OF ALL NATIONS LUilHERlXG AT MY HACK."
KENTUCKY, AUGUST 29, 1877.
THE BASKHU1TCT LAW.
X.onUv!llr Dnnlnm Men Moving; for lie
From tho Louisville Evening Xowr.
The proposed movement looking to a
repeal of the bankrupt law is meeting
with favor among business men every
where. In view of the fact that October
is not very far a Way, it s advisable that
the initial meeting be held at an early
After Louisville has put the ball in
motion the other cities of the Union are
expected to follow her example. This can
easily be done, and petitions signed by the
best men tn the entire country may be
secured in a very short time by concerted
action. Then, too, besides the petitions,
the sentiment of tbe business world can
be made known to Congressmen at the
meetings through speeches, resolutions.
etc There is no doubt of the fact that
change is demanded; either tbe law must
be repealed or so amended aa to throw
greater restrictions around petitioners for
Thousands of men have been forced by
their misfortunes into tbe bankrupt
court ; thousands of rascals have made
the court, the place where they could be
released from debts they never intended
to pay. It is said that some men have
been petitioners so often as to be known
as professional bankrupts. They buy
goods on credit, sell them at low rates for
cash, and then have served on their
credilors a notice in bankruptcy. Then
anotber man is found who will sell them
a new stock, and the same old path is
It is against this class ol men that
merchauts and business men ask pro
tection from Congress. Some doubt tbe
advisability of a total repeal, and suggest
nstead additional restrictive sections
which Bhall render it very difficult for
these thieves to steal the property of
others under tbe cover of the law.
Something at least should be done, and
the meeting ought to be called for an
A TUrllllna; Romnnce.
Cuaitxr I. She stood beside tho al
tar with a wreath of orange buds upon
her head upon her back the richest kind
Her lover stood beside her, with white
kide and dicky clean, the last was twenty-one
years old, the first was seventeen.
The parson's job was over, every one
had kissed the bride, and wished the
young pair happiness, and laughed and
lanceil and end.
The festive scene was ended, the last
words had been said, the bappy maid
had simmered down, the last guests had
CnAPTEit IL She stood beside the
wash-tub, with her red hands in the suds,
while at her slip-shod feet there lay a
pile of dirty duds.
Her husband stood teeide her, the
crossest man alive ; he was twenty-nine,
and she was twcntyfive.
Tho heavy wash was over, and the
clothes hung up to dry, and Thomas had
stuck his finger in the dirty baby's eye.
Tom bad been scolded, and supper
made upon a crust of bread ; and the
happy wife and husband went grumbling
off to bed.
The next Congress will have an extra
ordinary amount of work to do. In ad
dition to devising an amendment to the
Constitution providing for a new method
of electing the president, it will have to
consider the finances, the labor question,
the tariff, the regulation of inter-State
commerce by railroads and building the
Mississippi levees and the Southern Pa
cific railroad. There i, therfore, a pros
pect-that there will be a long and busy
Tho St Louis Globe pointedly re
marks: We will take the risk of proph
ecying that nine of ten of the candidates
who will loom up as friends of tbe work
ingmen will be Irresponsible shysters
who hare never done a day's honest work
in their lives, and any real workingmen
who may take part in the movement will
be captured and maneuvered in the in
terests of tbe very worst classes of dem
agogues. The humbug is so transparent
that any man who is not a working man,
but who advertises himselfas a working
man's champion, ought to be sat upon
and flattened oat beyond recognition.
In the Kuesian Caucasus is the tower
of Bakon, tbe point of pilgrimage of
the fire worshippers from rt period far be
yond the era of Mohammedanism. The
pilgrims are now few in number. The
residents of the tower are earnest advo-,
cates of the faith, together with sundry
disciples of Zoroaster. Their worship,
costumes and ceremonies are precisely
as in ancient times. The tower has no
windows. The interior i reached only
by subterranean passages. It is one ini-
mense building, and is surrounded by a
high wall. Within this wall and encir
cling tbe tower are high colnmns of
flame, which spring from the enrfh and
are made with the naphtha that is found
in large quantities in tbe surrounding
soil of tho mountains. These fires arc
kept perpetually burning.
The Globe-Democrat, of which Mc
Kee. the crooked whisky man is chief
owner, is exceedingly venomous because
tbe Government is going to make an eft
fort to recover some portion of tbe half
million or so dollars stolen from it by
MeKre. The editor insists that the pro
ceedings are malicious and are instigated
by blackmailers who have long had their
eyes on McKce, because he ia rich and
a prominent man. Ho also intimates if
the thing is persisted in, some one besides
HoKcc "will be burt."
ITnrmleaa Blnek ffanke.
One of our correspondents writes of
the killing of the rattlesnake by the
common black snake, aa witnessed by
him. This I have not myself seen, but
in Florida, where the rattlesnakes are
numerous and large, it is universally be
lieved that they are killed and eaten by
the large black snake, called the pine
snake or gopher snake, from its habit of
occupying the bole of the gopher or land
We are told that from the mouth of
three witness every word shall be estab
lished, and I have that number to estab
lish this fact One of them tells me
that be has twice seen a gopher snake
kill and swallow a large rattle snake,
first, however, biting off the head, which
waa rejected. Anotber time a rattle
snake was seen to crawl through a fence
into a yard, when it was killed and bang
upon a tree. Soon after a gopher snake
cams through the fenec, trailing the oth
er along the ground like a hound follow
ed the trail to the tree, and when it eaw
its dead enemy hanging there it departed
lie tens me mat he always encourages
these black snakes to lire about the
bouse, as they are excellent vermin kil
lers, driving away rats and rabbits, which
do much mischief in house and garden.
Tbey themselves are harmless, except
that sometimes they steal eggs and poul
try, and perhaps now and then a kitten
may be gobbled up. On one occasion a
large black snake (which grows to the
length of eight or nine feet) took a kit
ten, and finding it to his taste came for
another, when tbe two bouse cats at
tacked and killed him after a severe bat
tle. It is not only the rattlesnake
which is killed by tbe black snake, but
it has the habit of killing and eating all
other serpents which it can overcome.
which it does by strangulation. Forest
Old ninnrhnrU'a Gnn.
Old Hr. Blanchard, who lives out on
West Hill, took down his son's doublo
barreled shot-gun yesterday morning and
went out into the back-yard. "I have
not," he said, "fired oil a gun for thirty-
seven years,'' and then' he pointed the gun
at tbe barn and fired. It does not defi
nitely appear from the evidence, which
made the most noise, the hired man, who
immediately emerged from tbe baro,
carrying himself along with both hands,
or old Mr. Blanchard, lying on bis back,
between the ash barrel and the fence. Irv
ing to hold his jaw to its place, or tbe
stranger on the other side of the fence,
with a brick in each hand, hia hat caved
in, and a black eye all over his cheek,
calling out to know what "hoof-bound,
blear-eyed, four legged, turkey-trodden,
shambling, cock-eyed, clod-hopping idiot
hit me with that gun ?'' Mr. Blanchard
since has been beard to remark that he'
didn't want to fire a gun again for thirty-
seven years more. Burlington Hawk
Trial) of SCwifiaper Hen.
One of the greatest trials of the news
paper profession is that its members are
compelled to see more of the shams of the
world than any other profession.
Through every newspaper oflice.day after
day, go all the weaknesses of the world;
all tbe vanities that want to be puffed; all
the revenges that want to be reaped; all
the mistakes that want to be corre:ted;all
tbe dull speakers who want to be eloquent;
all the meanness that wants to get iU
wares noticed gratis in the editorial col
umns; all the men who want to be set
right who were never rightall tbe crack
brained philosophers with stories aa long
as their hair, and as gloomy as their fin
gernails in mourning bereft of soap all
tbe bores who come to s(y five min
utes, but talk five hours.
Through all tbe editorial and reportorial
rooms, all the follies ftna shams or the
orld are seen day after day, and the
temptation is to believe in neither God,
man nor woman. It is no surprise to me
that In this profession there are some
skeptical men; I only wonder that jour
nalists believe anything. De Witt Talma-re.
Col. John A. Joyce, has been released
from tbe Missouri penitentiary, but has
been compelled to give bond for his ap
pearance in case the eourU may need him
again. We hare dii several occasions ad
vocated the release of Joyce, not because
we did not think him guilty of theft, but
because all the Other rascals were turned
loose upon the community and he was
made the scape goat for them. Joyce
knew too much for the ring and they had
him tried first and put out of the way.
where he could not appear against them.
It is probable that he may tell some
thing of the (rue inwardness of the whis
ky ring when the trial ol McKee comes
off. We presume Joyce feels like a pent
tip Vesuvius, and longs for an opportunis
tvtoiK)ur ofit his bft'rning lavrt Let i(
Brick Pomeroy has procured rt Second
divorce and has married h?s third wife.
His last divorce was procured in Utah,
on the ground that tbey could not live
peaceably together. Slid Was devoted to
the profession of an actress end he did
not like to see the position she occupied
in Juliet, In tbe play of Borneo and Jti
liet, and he was determined that his wife
shouldn't "do that, way." The divorce
was a mutual affair.
In this country the proportion of per
sons having sound teeth is only one in
eigh ty; hence it comes that we have twelve
thousand dentista in active service,, who
use up annually half a ton of pure gold,
besides cheaper tilling material.
Rosine, Onto cocjctv. Kt.,
August 20, 18T7.
Kosine is still alive every thing moves
along as calm as a dove.
The Rosine Mills will commence grind
ing corn In about two weeks.
L.T. Cox is talking of attending the
Medical School at Loulsville.lhis fall and
winter. Len is a man of fine sense, and
will make a mark in the profession.
L. IL Rains is veryilL His physician
thinks there is but little hope of hi re
E. F. Til ford will move in r few days
to near Whitesrille, where he expects to
R. R. Wedding will leave in a few days
forthe8ulphur Springs, where be will
stay for five months, engaged in school
Tbe Free Schools, of the county will
soon open, and parents should see that
their children attend regularly. Some
parents send two or three days during
each week during a five months term,
and at the close of the school the child
baa learned but little, and the teacher is
charged with neglect of duty. Regular-
uy is essential to me progress or the pu
pil, and the reputation of the teacher.
When a woman sups at the head ol
tbe stairs, and falls all over herself, and
finally fetches up at the bottom, the first
bard work she does is to reach for her
back hair; but a vnan under the same
circumstances reaches for the place
where bis back bone leave off, and de
livers a few remarks upon the sublimity
of the occasion that we wouldn't print
for fourteen dollars, unless he'd send bis
name along as a guaranty ol good faith.
On Sunday last a negro named Win.
Thompson committed a brntal assault on
a little white girl at Mitchell's Station,
Culpepper county, Va. He wasaarested
and lodged in jail the next day. Last
night he was forcibly taken from jail by
about sixty masked men and banged.
Isn't it getting about time for the Gov
ernment to send some good Captains out
to gather up what few of the soldiers Sit
ting Bull and Joseph have left, and get
them info some safe place. Or some man
who knows nothing about the scientific
principles and systems of war might yet
tako four or five hundred picked men,
and clean the Indians up.
The verdict of the Coroner's Jury, in
the case of persons killed in the Balti
more riot, ia in substance that, the soldiers
being demoralized, a great deal of unnec
essary firing was done, but that the re
sponsibility for the killing rested entirely.
ilh the rioters, who attacked the soldiers.
Hayes bad a fine time ofit during his
visit to Vermont; but if he were the con
scientious, sensitive Win he ought to be,
he would hare felt all along the raut that
he ought to be indicted for a disguised
tramp obtaining hubbub and hurrah an
der false pretenses. Courier-Journal.
The Philadelphia Record thus defines
a leader or tbe mob:
A Communist Is a man who not having
anything himself, wants everybody to di
vide with him. In case tbey will not di'
vide willingly, the Communist proposes
to procure. unanimity by killing all per
sons who disagree with UieaJ. That the
"Suppose we pass a law," said a severe
father to bis daughter, "that no girl
eighteen years old, who can not cook a
good meal, shall get married until she
learns how to do it I" "Why, then, we'd
all get married at jscventeenV' responded
the girls in sweet chorua.
An old rail splitter in Indiana put the
quietus upon a voung mad, who chaffed
him on his bald head, in these words:
"Young man, when my head gets as soft
as youfs, I can raise hair to ell;"
An Irishman who had jttsthtndei!. Said:
"Tbe first bit of mate 1 ever ate in this
counthry ttrfs a roasted potato boiled yes
terday; and ifyou don't believe trie, 1 can
Show it to ye, for I hate it in me pocket'
It has been noliti'd that the man who
is full of reminescenses of Congress and of
anrcdotes about big men, always has to
feel the longest for the price Of a whisky
Josh Billings says r "Tbe live man Is
like a little pig: he is weaned young and
begins to root early. He M the pepper-
eai3 ov creation, and alspice ov the
world. One live man in a village iz like
a case of itch in a distrikt skOol he sets
everybody scratching nt onst
Somebody remarks that yourig ladies
look at a boy as a. nuisance until he is
p88t the age of sixteen, when he general
ly doubles up in value each year until,
like a colored meerschaum pipe, he is
The secret of running a boarding-house
profitably, is to find otrt just what your
boarders don't like, and then feed 'em
lots of it.
"The teeming millions of China'"
means, if formed in a procession, that
they would girdle the entire globe,
abreast, 3 foot apart
James Clark, of the Owenton tobacco
house, lost twenty hogsheads of his beat
tobacco, estimated at $4,000, at Pitt
burg during the strike.
Garrard county has been redeemed from
Radical thraldom, and at the last election
went strongly Democratic. She will stay
in the line hereafter.
The Republicans are etill favoring an
J increase ol the ai my.
ADVKKT ISINO RATE8.
9 J bo
I J. oo
I C A.
ForiRorter lime, t proportionate rtl.
One Ineii of Ipse eonitltntea a f quart.
Haiar b. MCBcxar, (i. t. rill.
HellESRY A H1XJ.,
ATTORNEYS COUNSELORS AT LAIf
Will nraettee in Ohio and nAUM Mr eoan lf a
and la tha Coartof Appeala of Centiaky. '
V. P. MORGAN.
A1TORNEY AT LAW,
(OSeaweitef eoarthooaa over llardnlek k
Wilt practice la inferior and inferior aoarta
of thli commonwealth ' ' I '
Special attention fives t3 eaies la baal-
r.P. Morn it she xaataer, 4-wlll
take itrpoilUeB.eerrecllv will be ready te
oblige all parties ai all time.
JESSE Z. FOOLS,
V. If. BWXXXIT.
Ow t ashore, v
FOGLE & SWEEKEY
ATTOttKa'lfS Jt dOOKKSLOXa
IIARTFORD, . . . KE5TVCKY
WlH Practice their profession .in the
Ohio cotfnty Circuit Court, and ia the
Court of Appeals of Kentucky.
OFFICE West side of Market street
, TVM. I' GREGORY.
A TTORNEY A T
Pro rapt atteatiea ifrt to the eolleelW of
claims. Office la lie eoorthetrie. "V'
a. D. WILMS.
, avail ao.
WALKER A FIUBRARE,
Special attention given to ablalniagDIicbirg-
ej m .uanaroDicy. --.
JOHN P.BARRETT, 'v
A TTORNEY AT LA If, .
Sad Real Eitale Agent;' '' '"
rremnt attention riven to the collection at
olaltaij Will buji tell, leaie, or rent landi or
mineral privileges on reasonable termi. frill
writs deeJi. mortgage!,- ieaaei, ie., and at
tend to lilting and paving taxoi Cra landi be
longing to non-retldenta.
GEO. C. WEDDING
Attemj asd GoHasoIdrat Law,
ANI Ui $ C8MMISSIINEX
Will attend to all basinetta confided tn
his' care in the inferior and superior cootta'
of tbe Commonwealth.
IB- Office opposite Court House near
the Post Office. MO-Ix.
J-R. J. II. BESFORB,
No. 30, Jefferaon St, above Second,
A lit ef tie belt OSM Ttnta. on RnMtt.
plate; tea doiUH: i set on gold-plate, forty
dollari; Alia redaction la Ailing.
Xitraeilaa- teeth, 30 Cent,
ill warl riaraatee.il Teeth extracted with-
od wiili per SilfoSi Oxide gaa.-
G. W. PRIEST; D., D. DS.
iS i'lhh street
Fractiiioner of Dentistry hi all iis'de-
eartmento. The prettiest sets ot ArtiS-
cial teeth at Ten and Twelve Dollars per
set. TSxtractinz teeth 50 cents; Larsero
dactibn from 6ld prices in filling.
Gov. of Ala;
been tn my
eem ti m .
and I aa
penna i 4
It ia a vara
al add I.
tlen to tn
medical aeienee. Oovrraar J. Giu.
f itoaixa, Alabama,
"I hare treed the RegVator la mj
family for tba pait aeventten yean.
I can safely recommend it to tha
irorld at the beal medletaa I hav
ever used for that eUu iHaeaMi II
parporta to care." II. T. Tnrsrtjr,
Preiident of City Bank.
"Simmoni" Liver Regulator baa
proved a good aad efkailoua aedt
eino." C. A.Simia, DrnggliU
"We bars been aeqaatnted with Dr.
Simmona Liver MeJleioo for mors
than twenty years, and know It to Tm
the belt Livei Begalatae eAeieJ U tha
public" M. R- Ltoi and II- L.
Lvos, Belleiontalne, tia.
Ii 1 V E IS
TnxSTMrto ot liver complaint am
aaeaiineu and pala in the a lite.
Sometimee the pain U ia tba thaalder.
and ia xistakis for rbeaviatltm.
The ttomaeh ia affected with loss er
arrrrm and ilekne j, bowels in gen
eral costtvk, Mmetlmea. alternating
lax. Tbe HUD ia troubled with pati,
and dall, heavy aeaaatMa, eoraiilane
bls loss or xexoar accompanied with
palatal aenation of having Lirr es
soin something whieh oaght to hav
been dene. Often complaining of
weakaas, nvaiurr and lew- spirits.
Sometimee xr ot tbe above symp
toms attind tbo disease, and at other
times very few of them, bat the uvx
is gtairally the organ most iovclvcj.
Bay no rawders or Prepared SiaMCSS
LIVER REGULATOR sale in ear eagravid
wrapper with Trade Mark. Stamp and tfijna
tarcs unbroken. None other Is genuine.
j. ir. jcEitajf As co.