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SUnSCKTPTION KATES.
One cony, one y cor-.. $ 1 1,1
One eojy, iix inontln....... 1
One rnnr. "hre itinnths 0
No deduction from these rates under any
clrcuraitanci.
As we are compelled liy low to pay pottage
In adrance on ppra sent outsido of Ohio
enanty, we arefnrced to require payment on
ubicriplionnin advance.
All lettere on business must be addressed to
JOHN P. BARRKTT, Pnbliher.
DIEEOTOEY.
CHURCH UIUKCTOKY.
Baptist hare services first Funday and
S unday night In every month and Saturday
nlcht rrccedinc- W. P. Bennett, parlor.
M. K. Church Sooth Service third Sun
day in every month. W. w . Cook, pas tr.
tlnion Sunday School every Sunday morn
ing at half past eiglit o clock.
COUNTY DIRECTORY.
CIRCUIT COURT.
Hon. James Stuart, Judge, Owensboro.
A. L. Morton. Clerk. Hartford.
K. R. Murrell, Master Commissioner. Hartford.
C. W. l'hill ns. sheriff. Hartlor.I. Deputies
U W Bonger, Hartford, S P Tailor, Rearer
Dam, K 11 Cooper, ioriItvllie,& I, rune-son,
Hogg a tain.
(Vnrt begins second Mondaya In May and
November, and continue! three week! each
term.
CRIMINAL COURT,
lion J A Murrayjudge, Cloverport.
Hon Joseph Haycraft, attorney, Owensboro.
It I, Wife, jailer. Har:ford.
Court begins on first Monday In April and
October and rontinnet two week each term
. COUNTY COURT.
Ilan.W. P. Gregory, Judge, Hartford.
Capt. Sam. K. Cox, Clerk, Hartford.
J. P.SJanderfur. Attorney. Hartford.
Court begini on the first Monday In every
month.
QUARTERLY COURT.
Beginsan the 3rd Mondaya In January, April,
July and October.
COURT OF CLAIMS.
Reglni on the Grit Monday! January and
October.
OTHER COUNTY OFFICERS.
J. J. Leach, Assessor, Cromwell.
.Smith Fitihugh, Surveyor. Sulphur Spring!.
I hoi. H. Roiwell, Coroner, Sulphur Spring!.
It. P. Rowe, S'hool Commliilontr, Hartford.
MAGISTRATES' COURTS.
CiJIT PIRTatCT 0.1
I Mar I June I Sept I Pre
I I 5 1
root, araifc district an. 3.
ANRrown I 2S I 28 1 S I 57
DJ Wilcox I 29 1 57 1 27 S
caaiKBTowx pistkict so. 3.
ATCffman I 28 1 26 I 24 I 21
WP Render 27 I 2i 25 S!
oua toks tusrnu-r so. 4.
H.n Newton I 10 1 l&l 181 17
tS Woodward IT 1! I 17 Is
roHrVti.i.it p:arnii-r so. i.
JL. Burton I SI 8 1 10 10
CWUCobb ! T ll 11
KLLIJ" DISTRICT HO. d.
HSMcKlroy 1 "1 I IS
Ja.cc. Miller I It I 1I 13 1 12
WAETrOBIi MBTKICT . ,
A B Bennett I 19 1 l 19 1 20
John V Cooper 2t) 18 1 20 j 0
cuoUKtLL piarsicr . S.
M.lrinTajUr J SI I 9 1 20 1 58
H.u.u.1 Austin ( S0 30 I 28 j 2
iiAKTronn i ifTiiir-r yu. V.
Jha M Leach- I 21 1 21 I 22 j 5
TL Allen 22 1 20 1 21 j 21
acLrocR raui;a piutrict to. 10.
John A Bennett I 6 1 I I
Uti Wedding j 7 1 5 7 C
rARn.KTT's IIISIBICT SO. II.
JSY.lcs I 111 14 HI li
W II Cummin. 15 1 IS I lij 11
CONSTABLES.
A lift of the Constables of Ohio County an
their Putt Office addre! :
risr iiisthiot so. 1.
W W Esell, II. ..Inf. j
CuouKrisi:a district so. 2. j
Isaac Brown, Roikport. !
CKTSItTOKN DKTUICT SO. 3.
J M Casrbter, Ceralro.
nti.i.'s itork pisTniPT so. 4.
Ell Cbinn. Buford.
rokinvii.i c pitkict so" S. ga
Jo I Harder, Fordsrilte.
cllis' Marnier no. 6.
Vacant.
ruRTronn niKTmrr no. 7.
W L Maddox, Beaver Ham.
' CLI. pLSTItlCT NO.fi.
R S Hodgei' Cromwell.
naRTroan district so. P.
A. CKllW, Hartford.
ULrnt k i'rmcs district so. 10.
T. I. Kerby.
babtlktt's district so. II.
Vacant.
T0LICE COURTS.
Hartford F. P. Hergan, Judge, aeeond Mon
dayi in January, April, July and October.
Charlei Griffin, Marshal.
Bearer Dam. E. W. Cooper, Judge, fint
Saturday In January. April. July an I October.
Thomaa Steveni, JIarihal.
Cromwell. A. P. Montague, Judge, !econd
"Eatnrdavln January. April, July and October
Jai. W. Daniel Manhal.,
Ceralro. W. D. Bajnard, Judge, lait Sat
urday In March, June, September and Decem
ber. Daniel Tichcnor, Manhal.
Hamilton J. W. Lankford, Jigt, poit
oBee addreri McIIenry, court! held third Sat
urday In January, April, July and October.
A J. Carman, Marrhal, poit-office addresr
NcIIcnrr.
Roekport Jamca Tiniley, Judge, MamCeld
trilUami, Manhal. Court! held fint Wednci
iiy In January, April, July and October.
z.onut: Mr.irriNGs.
JL. Y.
HARTFORD LODGE, NO. 156.
Metis third
month.
JlonJav niRtit in each
. II. MOOKE. W. M.
Secty.
K. A. M.
KEYSTONE CHAPTER, NO. 110.
Meet second Jton.lsv
night
each
month. JL E. W. II. MOORE, II. P
Comp. H. WEINSIIEIMKK.Scc
I. O. Q. F.
HARTFORD LODGE No. 158.
HceU in Taylor Hall, in Hartford,
Ky..on tlie Second and Fourth Saturday
eveninca in each month. The fraternity
Are cordially invited to viqit us when con
venient for thent to do 60.
L. Bakbctt. N. Q. Wm. Pitirrs, Sec.
IS. P. Bekrtxan. D. D. G. M.
I. O. Gr. T.
nARTFORD LODGE NO.
12.
Meet in Taylor Hall, Hartford, Ky..
ererv Thursday eveninc. A cordial invi
tation is extended to members of the Or
der to vicit us, apd all such will be made
welcome.
D. E. Thomas, W. C. T.
II. B. Kinsolviko. W. Sec.
O. B. Willuus, L. p.
V. B. RAINS.
BOSINE, KT.;
SEALER IN
Drugi. Mediclnei, Paint. Oil, Fancy and
Toilet Article!, Notionr, Perfumery, Sponger,
line Boapi. School Booka and atationary. Pure
WInea and WhUkiea for Medical purpoiea.
IPatent Medicines &c.
Family Medeinea and Pbyaiclani pietcrip-
tiom weartteiy eompoyoset) ti all noun,
al II Ml WMWfcrl-MalB i I Ml II HfW ! W'lll ILMalMlalBallil III III M . 11 mill III 1 1 ifcm III! mw I Willi I 'II I II 'III ' &ttmtiFTami22tiJt2&-:V.
VOL. 3.
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FRAQMENTS OF THE EARLY HISTORY
OF OHIO COUNTY.
DV It. D. TAYLOR.
CHAFTEU XXI.
The next two resident lawyers of. ihe
Hartfonl bar were Siu.mel Tcvis and
Moses Ciinimings. Tcvis came from
Shelby county, and only practiced tit the
Hartford bar a few years, and again re
turned to Shclbyvillc, and was clerk of
ihnt court for many years. While in
Hartford his habits were rather dissipa
ted, but lie was looked upon ns a young
lawyer of promise, and got a fair portion
of patronage. Moses Cummiugs came to
Hartfonl at quite an early period. Few
men of his iriod were his superiors in
intellectual endowments, or real moral
worth. But he had one vice, and one
virtue in excess; both of which stood in
bis path ami barred his way to honor
and distinction. His vice was intempcr-an-e,
hit virtve in excess was the most
consumste modcetv and want of self, re
liance. Charles Henderson, the clerk of
our court lor many years, was oltcn heard
to tay tlint lie never lienrd Moees Cummins
say a foo'Uh thing in court ; and Philip
Thompson, a competitor at the bar, used
to ay that lie would as soon have Cuni-
mings to draw up llic proceedings in a
suit ns John Marshal, then chief justice
ol ti c United Statfi". Yet, with all these
legal and intellectual iinlific.-itions, lie
would report to nlmost any t-ubteifuge
rather than rpcnk in public; and there
is little doubt but his inebriety was partly
attributable to thiscause. Litigants love
to hear their virtues ventilated, and their
adverbarics villilied, even at the expense
of their ockels. Hence, most clients
will pass by a man of profound legal
knowledge, and employ a fussy, seco-id-ratc
attorney, if he is a fluent speaker.
This was Cummir.gs' fate. Men would
consult with him as to their legal rights,
and then go to other lawyers to do !heir
iptalinj. However, there arc still more
evidences left among the old records of
our court of the chastity, (orcc and per
spicuity of his intellect. Whether acting
as surveyor or commissioner of court, or
attorney, every instrument of writing
drawn by him is remarkable for its per
spicuity, clearness and chaste brevity
In society he was mild, gentle and retir
ing; never assuming the lead in conver
sation; never thrusting his views and
opinions upon others, and always exr
pressed his ideas in the fewest possible
words.
A story is told of his attending a party
at the house of old Harrison Taylor.
Old Bunt Jane, as she was familiarly
called, was remarkably social and talka"
tive, and, observing the young lawyer's
extreme modesty and retiring manner,
tried several times to interest him and
encage him in conversation, but meeting
with such little success, she exclaimed :
"Well, wcllj they say your name is
Afo6cs, and you are a young lawyer;
have you got a brother Aaron to do your
talking? I think you will have to have
one before you make a great lawyer of
yourself" She was a shrewd observer
ol human character, and her predictions
proved too true ; for with all his intek
lectualand moral worth he never reached
fame or distinction, hutTrmaincd poor,
gaining only a meagre support by prac
ticing law, surveying and sometimes
teaching school, and it is to be re
gretted that he did not devote his whole
time and attention to the latter calling,
for few men excelled him in the art of
conveying his ideas lo the meanest capaci
ty ; and although lid ecldom resorted to
the use of the rod, yet theconlinucd smile
playing upon his countenance, and jet
black eye, eccmed to be foreboding disaster
and punishment to the indolent and
naughty, and appropriation and love to
the timid and diligent.
We have endeavored to portray the
man in his sober hours, but when par
tially intoxicated he was quite different
talkative, witty, and sarcastic, bold
and daring, but neyer aggressive or quar
relsome unless ill-treated; always polite
and good natured in Jiis most withering
sarcasms, never uttering a word that
would be out of place in the most polite
society. In a word, his brjl)iant fancy,
wit and sarcasm, while drinking, was far
more enjoyed by his best friends than his
retiring, unassuming modesty while sober,
and Ins drinking was no doubt loo often
winked nt, if not encouraged, by many
who should have been his better friends,
lie removed to Daviess county, irhcrc
he resided many years, and finally went
to Texas, where he died.
A striking conlrast to the foregoing
person was Fbjlip Thompson, the ncx.
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THE HARTFORD HERALD.
" CO.VR, THE HERALD OF A NOISY WORLD, THE XEH'S OF ALL NATIONS LmfltElilXG AT MY HACK.'
HARTFORD, OHIO COUNTY, KENTUCKY, SEPT. 5, 1877.
resident lawyer nt the Hartfonl bar.
By no means the superior, if even the
equal of Moses Cummings in education or
intellect, (if small statue nnd a stammer
ing impediment in his speech, yet by the
force of indomitable will nnd untiring
industry, he finally rose to wealth and
distinction.
He rame to Hartford when quite a
youth, but not like too many young
lawyers of the present day, who consider
themselves full-grown when they get
their license signed, he was seldom seen
upon the streets, but remained a close
student. It was said to be a frequent oc
currencc when he was applied to for
legaLadvice, to postpone his opinion tin-
til n future day, and during the interval
examine and Hcrutinizc all the authori
ties in his reach. Thus he soon acquired
the reputation of a sale and reliable ad
viser. His devotion to his client's inter
est was untiring ever ready to fight to
the bitter end, either intellectually or
physically, for success. Even the stam
mering or halting that sometimes oc
curred in his delivery, he seemed to have
turned to his advantage. Like the pause
between the vivid lightning-flash and the
thunder-clap, his stammering seemed
but the gathering of an impassioned
burst of eloquence, which followed.
He was also remarkably acute in his
judgment of human character; and dur
ing the days of our early practice, when
jurors were summoned indiscriminately
from the crowd, was celebrated for his
tact in selecting jurors. His devotion to
the interest of his clients, tact in select
ing jurors and impassioned eloquence,
soon gave him fame ns a criminal law
yer, and it was not many years until he
acquired a lucrative practice.
He took an active part in the war of
IS12, and besides volunteering in several
cavclry excursions into the Indian terri
tory, he went with Governor Shelby's
forces to Canada. The scene that oc
curred when the company was organixed
for Ohio county, is still fresh in the
recollection of the author of these
sketches. Ohio county was then "no
pent up.Utica," but was comosed of
McLean, Butler, Clrayson, Rreckcnridge,
Hancock nnd the whole of Davics, nnd
it seemed like all the men nnd boys wero
assembled in town that day. Alter the
company was made up, it was formed
into line for the purpose of electing offi
cers. It was arranged that as each office
was lo he filled, the candidates were to
march out in front of the line and march
down it, each soldier following the man
of his choice. The captain was the
tirst to be elected. .las. Tyler, a fine
looking specimen of the Kentucky hun
ter, dressed in n hunting shirt, was circled
without much opposition. The election
of lieutenant was then announced, and
riioniHon marched to the front, and
made a speech full of .wit, humor nnd
patriotism, but did not get a chance to
walk to the head of the line, for several
slout brawney volunteers broke rank,
reared him upon their shoulders, and
marched along the ranks, the whole of
whom followed with shouts of acclama
tion.
When Shelby's army reached the lakes
it was necessary to ltave most of the
horses behind. A large peninsula af
forded them range and pasturage, by
placing eentinals across a narrow neck
of land. It was necessary to detail men
to perform this important duty, and from
the confidence Ihnt the superior officers
had in Tyler's vigilence and prudence,
bis company wns detailed for that pur
pose; but Thomson was indignant at the
order, and resolved to follow the main
army as a ''high private." Jumping into
a baggage transport he reached the Can
ada shore, and although much troubled
with rheumatism, with which he was
more or less afilictrd through life, he fol
lowed the main army on foot, and was
the only soldier from Ohio county who
participated in the glory of the battle of
the Thames,
He was elected to the Legislature, and
served the "session that Daviess was
formed, and shortly afterwards removed
to Owensboro, the county being called
after Jo Daviess, and the town after
Owen, two heroes who fell fighting for
their country during the war of 1812.
Mr. Thompson was by no means an
office-seeker, nnd was only onco elected
to Congress, and was present when John
Q. Adams was elected by that body.
It is the duty of the biographer to
record aa well the failings as the virtues
of distinguished men; in order that their
failings may be shunned, as well ns their
virtues followed. Although the subject
of this sketch had most of the qualities
that should exhalt men in society, he was
extremely high-tempered, hasty and ex
citable, and when he conceived that he
had been insulted or injured, his 'temper
was perfectly ungovernable. This failing
grew with age, nnd besides several other
personal difficulties, led first to the al
most fatal duel between himself and
Triplett, and finally to the fatal rencoun
ter which resulted in his lamentable
death.
The deep, exciting anxiety expressed
at the result of his duel with Triplett,
and the intense gloom and sorrow
that his friends in Ohio heard of his
death, 'proved that while a citizen of
their county he had merited their
esteem.
Wc do not allude to these two events
with the view of censuring the memory
of the dead. We wish only to wartl the
rising generation against ungovernable
temper and liasty bursts of passion,
which, if -uncontrolled, however upright
and honorable they may live, may lead
to like fatal results.
to pb costi.nuku.
A ltomnnro of I'ort lrorKf-I-Intnl.
Fort fleorgc Island a winter resort
nt the mouth of the Si. John's Hivcr,
Florida, which is coming inlo faahion
is the subject of an enthusiastic writer in
Scribiicr for September, who relates the
following:
The young owner of the. Island, culti
vating hundreds of acres and raising
enormous crops of cotton nnd sugar, used
to build schooners in a shipyard of his
own, nnd imported hlaves directly from
the African coast, selling to his neigh
bors such ns he did not want. He was
unmarrird. Perhaps no one ol Ihe
daughters of the neighboring planters
could be persuaded to share the lonely
life which could hardly have appeared
attractive in any woman's eyes; perhaps
he preferred a life of freedom and inde
pendence. However that may have
been, he was in the habit of going occa
sionally to Africu blmself, ami of buying
Ins slaves from the native chiefs, who
disposed in this way of their prisoners of
war.
During one of these visits, while en
gaged in bargaining, he wns struck with
the grace ami beauty of the chief's
young daughter, a child often years old.
He proposed to buy her, but she was a
favorite child and her father could, not
part with her. Fersuasions were for a
time unavailing, but at length the savage
father, unable to resist the glitter of the
white man's gold, agreed to part with his
child upon condition that she should be
treated with consideration nnd brought
up as becomes a king's daughter. The
planter promised, and, strange to say, he
kept his word. She was kindly cared
for and well educated, and in the course
of time became the planter's lawful wife.
She had, according to tradition, with the
exception of a dark ekin, none of the
usual negro characteristics. Her hand
some features were regular, her hair
smooth, her presence dignified and com
manding. Her husband seems never to
have regretted his unusual course, and
her influence over her captive country
men wn? unbounded. In addition to her
position and superior intelligence was the
consideration of her native rank, which
lo them was a source of unquestioned
right-
The establishment was kept up in al
most princely style. The sons were sent
to England to he educated; for the
laughters French and English govern
esses were procured, and established in
separate houses near the mansion ; while
artisans of various kinds were constantly
employed making quite a large commu
nity anidc from the hundreds ol slaves
upon the Island. And over all this, in
her husband's long and frequent absence,
reigned our dusky princess, as nbsolute in
her insular domain ns her savage father
in his native wilds. She had a strong
and powerful mind, and womanly kind
ness and svmpathy ns well. One old
negro, who died- some time since, so old
that no one could remember him other
than old, used to tell how he wns brought
over when young to this Island, where
he had lived ever since, and how he and
others, sick and exhausted, were minis-.
tcrcd to by the missis own hands, and
how they always love her and always
prayed, Lord bless Ma'am Hannah 1
Every morning as she stood upon this
very spot, the hands passed in review be
fore her, each gang with its driver, going
to their work. She inspected them all,
picking out such as were unfit for labor,
and sending them to the hospital or to
lighter tasks; and every night in the
same spot she hsard a report of the day,
examined ito all complaints, nnd with
strict justice adjudged each offender's
punishment; nnd without her order not
a lash could be given.
A tircut Dinmond Thief.
A man living under the name of Moos
died recently in Woolwich, England. He
wns the valet of the late Duke of Bruns
wick, and Btolc the diamonds of his master.
They were very numerous and valuable,
and the theft, which occurred about eight
years ago, made such a noise at the time.l
The jewels were in an iron box, fastened
with a lock very dtBcult to open. The
box was placed in a cavity in the wall of
the duke's bedroom, and the place was se
cured by a small iron door. This door was
hidden by the silken covering which decor
ated the entire walls of the department.
The duke carried the keys of the box and
the wall door perpetually in a belt.whfch
never left his waist except during his
toilet. Nevertheless, on returning to his
chamber one evening, ho found diamonds
strewed upon his carpet, a portion of the
diamonds, valued atovera million of dol
lars, taken from the box. Shaw had also
disappeared, but was afterwards arrested in
Bologne, Francc,and condemnod to twenty
years of imprisonment nnd hard labor at
Cavennc. In three years he managed to
make his escape from that, and took
refuge in England, where he lived incog
nito nnd very privately.
The Mar of London.
London covers nearly 700 square miles.
It numbers more than 4,000,000 inhabi
tants.' It comprises 100,000 foreigners
from every quarter of the globe. It con
tains more Itoman Catholics than Borne
itself; more Jews than the whole of Pal
istinc; more Irish than Dublin; more
Scotch than Edinburg ; more Welshmen
thnn Cardiff. Has a birth in it every
five minutes, and a death in it every
eight minutes ; haa 6even accidents every
day in its 7000 miles of streets ; has 123
persons every day, and 45,000 annually
added to its population; has 117,000 ha
bitual criminals on its police register;
has 23,000 prostitutes ; 38,000 drunkards
annually brought btfprc ib magietratc
Art IMiMlnliInq-.
Few people are nwnre of tire wonderful
progress that art has made in this country
during the la6t qusrter of a century. It
it but a-fen decades since, that those who
desired to beautify and ndorn their
homes, were obliged to depend almost en
tirely on foreign artists. But such a state
of affairs in this age of progress nnd im
provement could not Inst long with the
great American people. Genius from the
East to the Wist, from the North to the
(i ill f of Mexico on the south, nnswered the
demand for beauty, taste and refinement,
and to-day our lending artists are not sur
passed by the leading modern masters of
Art in Europe.
(Jrcat Art publishing establishments
have sprung up, and by various processes
the finest and most expensive paintings
nrc reproduced in all their elegance and
beauty, and at a price within the means of
the masses. So that no one need be
withont the refining influences of beauti
ful pictures at home.
Among the progressive leading Art
Publishing firms ol the country, we tnke
pleasure in mentioning George Stinsonit
Co., of Portland Maine; they were among
the first in the business, and we can only
understand thecollo'sal proportions their
trade has assumed by remembering that
tliis is a great and mighty Nation of nearly
fifty million people. We cannot better
illustrate the magnitude of their business
than to state the amount of money paid
by them for postage stamps during the
year 187C; wc have the figures direct from
the firm or we should think there was
some mistake. They paid for postage
stamps during the year 1870, thirty-three
thousand one hundred and four dollars
nnd ninety-two cents (33, 10 1. 92) and, in
connection with this it should be remem
bered that only the small orders were
sent by mail, the larger going by express
and freight. George Stinson k Co's.,
agents are to be found in every State in
the Union anil Dominion of Canada, and
n every county with scarcely an excep
tion.
Long since, this enterprising firm rec
ognized the value of printer's ink judi
ciously uped in advertising, and they in
form us that without it they could never
have extended their business as it is to
day, in three times the number of years.
A short time since they paid in a single
day twenty-four thousand dollars (?24,
000) on a contract for newspaper adver
tising. They evidently long since found
the road to success and have neither
turned to the right nor to the left. Three
things are necessary for eminent success
in business. First, standard honest goods
that the peoplcgcncrally need and desire,
let them be beet, whatever the line of
business. Second, let your prices be rea
sonable as low as possible. Third, let
the people know what you have, and
what you can do, by liberal and persist
ent advertising, and you will find low
prices, made known and proved, will bring
trade that will give a larger income than
can be made in any other way.
jlnrorit, Uy.
B i' ford, Ky , Aug. 23. 1S77.
Editor HoraM:
Nothing of very great importance has
occurred since our lastA
Holbrook & Fields have sold their
stock of Drugs to Dr. Thomas Massie.
The Doctor has had considerable experi
ence in the drug bueinesa,nnd is fully com
petent to do the necessary mixing, weigh
ing, pounding, mashing Ac. with as great-
precision as any of his predecessors. Wc
wish him success.
The merchants aro all doinggood busi
ness notwithstanding the hard times.
They are receiving some new goods this
week.
Miss Pauline Godshaw, of Louisville,
and Miss Cecilia Godshaw and sister, of
Owensboro, are visiting their rclntive.
Mrs. Schwab, of Buford. Do not fear,
young Americas, they can talk to you in
sweet English. They are pleasant ladies,
and we wish them a pleasant time while
at Buford, and the Angel of Peace to go
with them when they leave our town.
The farmers are all rejoicing that it
has rained.
We .hear there is considerable sickness
in the country at this time.
As agriculture is the basis of all other
business, and its prosperity is necessary
to secure success to any other vocation,
we close by wishing the farmers a gener
al success this year. Drum.
Letter from Xo. H.
No. 8. Onto Coustt, Kv., 1
Aug. 27th, 1877. J
Editor Herald :
Having seen nothing in the Herald for
some time, I have come to the conclusion
that "Felix,'' our regular correspondent,
has neglected his duty, so I thought I
would fill up the omission with
the following:
The crops in this section have been
damaged extensively by the dry weather;
but, owing To the splendid rains we had
last week, there will be considerable out
come after all, especially in tobacco.
The health of this community is very
good for this season of the year.
, Brother Volley Taylor and mysell re
turned home yesterday from the conven
tion held at Hamilton School House,
where we had been ns representatives
from Taylor Lodge No. 8., I. O. G. T.,
one among the oldest Lodges in the State.
We ngain tender our thanks to the people
of Hamilton nnd vicinity for the kind
ness shown us while there.
Our esteemed friends, C Wand and
Silas Taylor are visiting relatives and
friends at While Tlains. Wc hope the
"boys" will have a jolly time while there
and a safe journey home.
G, C. WesTiMriEU).
Coiiinniiilriilnt.
1 notice in your issue of 22nd, a com
mnnication signed "A Teacher," which
I think is calculated to create a wrong
impression, nnd in fact, lo do a great
ileal of mischief.
There seems to be considerable tnisap
prehension in the minds of many as to
the design of an institute and the man
ner of conducting it.
An institute is not designed to teach
arithmetic, grammar nor any other
branch, but to. improve those who
are already sufficiently acquainted with
the matter, in their manner of imparting
that knowledge to others. Therefore a
lecture before an institute or any other
subject than "how to teach, is time mis
appropriated and wnsteiL
I approve heartily of the institute. I
have never voluntarily absented myself
from its meetings since its establishment
in the county, and sav emphatically.
truthfully say that I never attended one
without returning to my school strength
ened, buoyed and a belter teacher by
reason of having attended. "A teacher''
says that he is not willing that such a
hutnbvg as the last institute should be im
posed upon the teachers, etc. I say that
of all the institutes I ever attended, I
received most benefit from that same last
one, I pronounce it the most practical
and beneficial institute I ever attended,
and thank our commissioner for procur
ing the services of such eminent educa
tors as Col. Allen and Prof. Bartholo
mew. I wa present, though "A teach
er" "was not. 1 do not regret any troub
le or expense that I was at to attend it.
He calls the institute "a thing," so do
I a noble thing ; a thing by which I
am made a better scholar a better teach
er. "A dollar making machine'' yes,
for me in the future. "A show" It
showed me how to du better work ; and
n teacher who does not want to do better
work for the love of it, is not worthy the
name.
He complains of the Imported talent;
he must remember that he did not at
tend, and what could wo do in the prem
ises? ''They took up the time in discus
sions, that of right belonged to the teach
ers.'' ,In this, "teacher'' was misinform
ed. The teachers were frequently urged
both by the lecturers and commissioner
to discuss, but owing to their inborn
modesty, they only sat back and cuised
and would not discuss a bit. I am glad
of the law, it has so benefited me.
Let the teachers attend every institute
with a willing and teachable mind and
"he is only a poor devil' of a teacher,"
will ccaec to be thrown in our teeth.
LoqcAcuLva.
A 11ml Kxnuiple.
Frankfort Yeoman.
The boys of the country are being
ruined by the mob spirit. The boy nat
urally follows the mob. Ha gets a
glimpse of power and a taste of plunder.
He likes to sec a big fire, to hear the
crack of a pistol, and to see a poor
wretch swinging to' a lamp post These
things are novel and exciting to him.
They educate him. . He aeea Ihe crowd
do it, and he thinks the people do it.
This is a people's government, and what
the people do must be right. Hundreds
of boys during the late riots took a part
in the unlawful and criminal acta of the
strikers. They caught the Infection of
the mob spirit, and were in sympathy
with the very worst characters. They
will remember the wild scenes at Pitts
burg, Chicago, and other plaoes, and
some of these days, as veterans, they will
appear to lead other riots and disorders.
What a pity it is that such fearful Ier.
sons are given to the youth of the coun
try. The impression is chiseled in and
never departs. Those who saw moba
successful arc hopelessly ruined. The
triumph will never be forgotten.
Tb Appellntr Jndgt-ihlp.
Bowling Green Democrat.
We take pleasure in publishing the fol
lowing additional complimentary notice
of our fellow citizen. Judge T. H. Hines,
taken from the Glasgow Times:
"The Appellate District in which our
neighboring city of Bowling Green is in,
elects a judge next year, and we notice
that our friend Capt. Tom Hines is men
tioned prominently in connection with the
place. We have a habit of blabbing
when we can't help it about matters out
side our district, and the prasent is on
of those occasions when an irrepressible
desire comes up and will not down at
reasonable bidding. We don't know.and
care less.who are Mr. Iline'a competitors,
but we do know none of them will have
any more brains, 6tudiousness and emi
nent fitness to bring to the place than the
distinguished gentleman named."
WKc, MlatreK anil Lndy.
Who marries for love, takes a wife
who marries for fortune, takes a mistress;
who marries for possition, takes a lady.
You are loved by your wife, regarded by
your mistress nnd tolerated by your lady.
You have a wife for yourself, a mistress
for your house and friends, a lady for
the world and society. Your wife will
agree with you, your mistress will rule.
your lady manage you. Your wife will
take care of your household, your mis
tress of your house, your lady of your
appearance. If you are sick your wife
will nurse you, your mistress will visit
you, your lady will inquire after your
health. You take a walk with your
wife, a ride with jour mistress, and go to
a party with your lady. Your wifo will
share your grief, your mistress your mon
ey, and your lady your debts. If you
die, your wife will weep, your mistrefi
will lament, and your lady will Wpar
mourning. Which will you have.
NO. 35.
' "linn It flow!."
Detroit Freo Trus.
At eleven o'clock yesterday fonnoon
a man walked up nnd down Griswold
street for a few minutes, carefully scroti
nizing the enlerior of several banks, and
finally entered one of them nnd deposit
ed thirteen dollars. It waabix very first
dealing with a bank, nnd hw hat slanted
over a trifle more than usual when 1
came out. About a quarter after twelve,
finding that he could deposit two or thne
dollars more and still make his-purchas-
cs, the man came down town again. The
bank was closed, according to custom
and the nsual sign of: "Bank shut" hung
against the glass, A3 the farmer pushed
on the door he saw the sign, and he was
only about ten seconds growing as pale
as death. As he made another attempt
lo open the door a boy came along and
called out:
'.You can't get in there she' shut
npr
"Took my thirteen dollars in anil then
busied I" gasp-d the depositor aa he
backed off and looked at the fign.
"She'll open again at 2 o'clock," said
the boy as he passed along.
"1 doubt it I doubt ill" muttered the
man aa he wiped off the prespiration,
"but I'll wait and see."
He sat down on the Steps, weak, knees
and chin trembling, and he didn't move
an inch till 2 o'clock. When the bank
opened he walked in, presented his cer
tificate of deposit and said:
"I'll be a thousand times obleeged if
you'll let me draw oat my thirteen dol
lars." It waa handed out and the man bract d
up instantaneously. Counting the money
over twice, he put the bills in his wallet.
walked out, and as be reached the walk
he said;
"That's the closest escape I ever had
in my life, and I won't make a fool of
myself again 1"
Bradley's Exlraortllaarjr Vote
Albany Argui.
The exposure by the New York Sun of
the way in which Bradley the unjust
Judge, turned from right to wrong be
tween dusk and dawn, on counting the
vote of Florida, has only confirmed in
the people's mind what every body be
lieved before. No one haa thought for a
moment that the famous or infamous
eight decided honestly in behalf of Hayes.
The pretence that there was even a sem
blance of right to hia claim is preposter
ous. The corrupt carpet-baggers at the
South, the unscrupulous leaders who had
managed the Bepuplican campaign, the
desperate railroad and subsidy jobbers
who infest n ashington, combined to
keep Mr. Tilden out of the office to
which he was rightfully entitled; and to
do this, after the preparation of crime
upon crime, they obtained Bradley's vote
by the most extraordinary means. Brad
ley is the Judge who astonished Chief
Justice Chase by turning the property of
the Memphis El Paso road over to the
Texas Pacific; and his record altogether
is so odious as to corroborate the state
ment that these jobbers thronged the
house until they induced a change of an
opinion written iu behalf of Tilden to one
for Hayes,
There must hare been some strong
reason impelling the terror-stricken
thieves to this course. Was it only the
fear of Tilden ? Did they simply count
upon the negative favor of Hayes, or did
they expect him not only to prosecute them
but entirely to favor new schema of rob
cery? At least, they have escaped the
scratches exposures which would have
followed Tilden'a inauguration. What
the future will secure for them remains
to be seen.
The Georgia Constitutional Convention
has completed its labors and adjourned
The people vote on the adoption or re
jection of the new constitution on Decem
ber 12th. The important changes which
have made are the abolition of the whip
ping post and imprisonment for debt.
Liberal provision is made for the educa
tion of both whites and blacks. A strict
registration is provided for, and all taxes
must be paid before the parties are en
titled to vote. This provision differs
from the one which we have in our city
charter, where only the payment of the
poll tax is required before the citizen can
vote. A wholesale reduction in salaries
is made as follows : Governor $3,000,
Supreme Judges 2.500, Attorney Gener
al, Treasurer, Secretary of State, $2,000
each and" no perquisites, per diem to
members of the Legislature, $1, instead
of ?7, as formerly. The changes that
have been made in salaries wj!l make an
annual saving to the State of $282,000.
Many Slate officials heretofore appointed
by the Governor or elected by ihe Legis
lature, will in future be elected by the
people.
One very important provision, but one
that will cause violent opposition from
the entire railroad interest of tfie State,
is the prohibition of pcrptnal charters
confenng special immunities on corpora
tions, and the right is reserved for the
Legislature to regulate the freight and
passenger traffic on the railroads of the
State. These tarius must be uniforn ac
cording to distance.
Lobbying is made a crime, and all lob
by contracts are declared void. Exemp
tion under the homestead laws is in
creased to $2,500. Lexington Trrss.
The young lady who said kissing was
like a sewing machine because it seemed
go good, evidently alluded to a sewing
machine with a feller.
Lnliil IVnrrutitK.
Persons having land warrants lo dispose
Of, would do well to call on
Joii.v P. n nKTT.
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MellKXRY A
A TTOItSS YSJb COVXSEL OltS AT LAV
lMirrroRi), kt.
Will nraellee In Ohio anil adininin e eoun lit
anil in tho Court of Appeala of Kentueky.
no i l j.
f. r. JWRUAX.
Al TORNEY AT LA JP
iiAirrForu, ky.
(Odes weit of euurthooja ovr Hanlwlck A
Nall'a afore.
Will praeliea In inferior and superior court.
f tills commonwealth
Special attention given to caaei in bank
ruptcy.
Jr. Y. Alorjran la also examiner, ana win
take demolition! cnrrecily will be ready to.
blige all parties at an times.
jesse r. roai.x.
Hartford, Ky.
vr. h. swiesxt.
Owensboro, Ky,
OGLE & SWEENEY
ATTOITHiJYS Jfc COUNSELORS
IIARTFOKD, . . . KEXTUCKT
Will practice, their profession in tlrf
Ohio county Circuit Court, and in lbs
Court of Appeals of Kentucky.
OFFICE West side of Market ttreeV
near courteous.
W31. K. GREGORY.
(County Judge.)
ATTORNEY AT LAW
IIAKTFOKD, KY.
Prompt attention civoa to the collection ti
claimt. Office In 'he eonrthouje.
x. d. mm,
. S. O. HCiaiEB,
WALKER afc nUBBARD,
HARTFORD, KENTUCKY.
Special attention given to attaining Discharg
es in .Bankruptcy. ""5?
noyii
JOIIX P. BARRETT,
ATTORNEY AT LAW
and Real Etate Agent,
IUBTTORD, KESTUOCy.
Promnt alt en Una etran tt Ihn rn1TitAn f
.I4IUI3. If III UHJy aClla ICajVa Or (Cul lAtXat Ow
.11-.. mm
uimcrxt priTiicgcs on rcuonioie zerms. ill
write deed, mortgage, leases, ic, and at-
longing to noa-reiidenti.
GEO. C. WEDDING,
AtlerBej and GeHnselerat Law,
AND U. S- COMMISSIONER
HARTrOKB, KT,
Will attend to all business confided to
his care in the inferior and superior courts
of the Commonwealth.
SST Once opposite Court House near,
the Post Office. n40-ly.
JQB.J. II. BEDFORD,
DENTIST,
No. 34, Jefferson St., above Second,
LOUISVILLE, KT.
A let of Ihe beit Gum Teeth, on Rubber
plate, tea dollars; a tet on gold-plate, forty
aoiiars. auo reaueuon in nmng.
Extracting teeth, SO Ceuta.
11 work guaranteed. Teeth extracted UV
i with pure Nltroua Oxldo 9aa.-
S. W. PRIEST, M. D., D. D. S.
1SS Firth Mrrrt
LOUISVILLE, KY.
Practitioner of Dentistry in all its de
partments. The prettiest sets of Artifi
cial teeth al Ten and Ivrelte Dollars per
set. Extracting teeth 50 cents. Larce to.
dactioa ftom old prices in filling.
na-ly
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Your Reg
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been In ray
family for
tome time,
a n d I am,
perauad eil
it ia a Tata
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SnoKTxn, Alabama,
"I have UW I the Regu'ator in my
family fur the put teventeen year.
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iT.Klet of City Bank.
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cine." C. A. KctTixo, DrogjUt.
"We have.bren acquainted with Dr.
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than twenty year, and know it ta ha
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Sometimes the pain I In the ihonhler,
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The stomach ia affected with loss or
arrrtiTC and aicknee j, bowela la gen
eral ensnvt, sometime alternating
lax. The ntao ia troubled with paii,
and dull, heavy 'eolation, eorfi'bra,
ble Loss or aiioiT accompanied with
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po.is lomctbinz which cughttohars
been done. Often complaining ef
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Sometime n ist of the above rymp
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