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August G, 1886
W. P. WALTON.
DEATH OF SAMUEL J. TILDEN,
Full of rear and fall of honors, Samael
Jones Tilden, who poMctred more thorough!
tbo conBaVnco and respect of the
American people than any other citizen of
the country, died suddenly at Grevstone,
Wednesday morning of heart dlssaee,
an attack of diarrhea and nautea,
aged 72 The Louisville Times thus
and forcibly tells the history of
his eventful and useful lift: For half a
century he has been a power in this country.
Upon the very threshold of his man
hood he became a leader of public opinion
a leader of men. In that regency that
had Martin Van Buren for a head and
Silas "Wright and William L. Marcy for
members, he was a director and a monitor.
Later Richmond and Cagger consulted him
upon every movement. He it was who organized
his party In the midst of war and
placed Horatio Seymour in the executive
office of New York. He it was who eradicated
Twecdism. He it was who destroyed
the canal rings. He it was who brought
the Empire State into the democratic line
in 1874, and organized his party for the
tremendous struggle of 1876. He it was
who first led democracy to victory in a national
contest after the war. He, Lincoln
and Qrant were the three most eminent
- American citizens after Clay, Calhoun and
Webster left the stage. In 1876, Mr. Til-den
was elected President of the United
States. He was not responsible for the extra
constitutional method by which another
reaped the fruits of his victory. The
Electoral Commission was created over his
protest, but like a good citizen he submitted
to the laws as-they were made by the
powers authorized to make them, and bore
in dignified retirement more honors than
the Presidency could "bestow upon the man
who supplanted him. Twice afterward he
put the crown from him, for he could have
been nominated in 1880, after a struggle,
and in 1884, a nod would have given him
the nomination by acclamation in the convention
that chose the President of the
United Stater; but he had the strength of
character to leaye his vindication to the
ecdate opinion of every honest man, without
engaging in a political campaign that
would havo dtitrorcd his vital forces. After
his retirement from public station he
lived a life of elegant ease. In his man
sion, surrounded by every luxury that a
cultured taste could sajgc3t and boundless
wealth conld supply, he was the mentor of
his party, and his home the Mecca of those
of his political faith. He is the author of
many political works which will be treated
as authority as long ra constitutional liberty
and free government prevail among
men. Next to Jefferson he is canonized as
the Bigo of demt ;racy. Though aged and
feeble, his death is a shock, but his memory,
as a great statesman and a great man,
will bo sept green as long as tne government
of men remains a problem and a
Mr. Wattekson denies that he attacke J
the administration in an intirviow with a
Paris newspaper and adds in his letter fiom
Lucerne: I opposed his nomination at
Chicago and voted for Mr. Bayard after he
was nominated, upon the two grounds that
he had not earned such a promotion over
veterans like Bayard, Thurman and McDonald,
and that he was not qualified for
so great a place by antecedent experience
in national affairs. If the next national
convention were to meet this year 1 should
support his renomination on the ground
that we can not get on without him, nor
afford to present a divided, front or a
changed policy in the succeeding contest
Mr. Cleveland Is as good a democrat as I
am, and that means that there is no better.
He is a conscientious and a clean man; and
that counts "fir much in every election.
He has made some mistakes and hai failed
to seek the best counsels. He is self confident
and heady. He is not skilled in the
handling of men, and has a whimsical love
of flushing undiscovered genius, and of ignoring
pohticalexperience and party service.
1U deals too much in experiments
and surprises. But thena failings spring
mainly from his newness to office, and will
be replaced by better advisement as time
passes. Already be hes had his fiagers
burnt often esough to learn several points
not previously dreamed of in his necessarily
limited philosophy. Between a safe,
slow and honest man, like Cleveland, and a
brillant adventurer, like "Blaine, the people
of tho United States can not hesitate a
sscond, as they did not hesitate the firit
time, and, if Blaine is to be the Republican
nominee, and it does look to a gentleman
up or up a mountain, which is about
the same thing, that he will be, my notion
is that we bad best nave tne old race over
again, and not try the ever doubtful experiment
of changing horses in the middle
of the stream.
That upright judge and clever gentleman.
Reginald II. Thompson, was re-elected
city judge of Louisville by the overwhelming
majority of 12,630, notwithstanding
his recent decision that women might
under certain circumstances .wear Mother
Hubbards on the street. Ordlnarly such a
decision ought to boat any man, but foi
once wo are glad that it didn't. Judge
Thompson had too many other redeeming
traits to ehalve him for one indiscreet decision.
Under tho new revenue law, which goes
Intoeffeot September 15th, dealen la pis.
tola, bo'viQ'knivei and such articles have
to procure a llojn'e to do so at a cot nf
GOV, J B. McCREARf FORlcounllt cb sdjourameat reunited
CONGRESS. I er In s majority for adjournmeat and the
Eleven of the thirteen counties of the
8th Congressional district were represented
by delegates at the Danville convention
yesterday, to nominate a democratic on-
didate for Congress, and Hon. J. Stone
Walker held the proxies for the other two,
Jackson and Oirsley. Mora than a 100
representative democrats were present, a
remarkable number considering that the
nomination was settled by tho primary
conventions of Saturday. Gittner's Hotel
was headquarters and there the delegates
mingled together until the hour of meeting,
when they repaired to James' Hall.
The convention was called to order at
12:10 by the District Chairman, Hon. J.
Stone Walker, who stated its object and
asked that W. P. Walton act ni crcretary
till one was elected. A call of counties
showed all represented either by delegates
or proxies and nominations for temporary
chairman being in order, J. H. Brown, of
Garrard, named Judge Charles A. Hardin,
of Mercer, for the position. He was chosen
and on taking his Beat said that while
he was pleased with the honor, it was unfortunate
for the convention as he had never
presided over a deliberative body before,
but would do his best The newspaper
men present, M. T. Craft, C. W. Metcalf,
James B. Marrs. J. F. Zimmerman and
W. P. Walton, were made secretaries.
Judge Owsley then moved the appointment
of the various committee', but on the
suggestion of Colonel W. G. Welch that on
permanent organizvtlon'.was dispensed with,
his motion to make the temporary officers
permanent prevailing? The chair then appointed
the followng gentlemen on the
committee on credentials: C B. Ejllll,
of Madison; Judge Crain, of Anderson;
Judge Owsley, ot Garrard; Walter Handy,
of Jessamine; EJ Gaitber, of Mercer. On
resolutions, John B. Thompson, Mercer;
Dr. Jennings Price, of Garrard; D. N. Williams,
Bockcrstle, B. P. Jacobs, Boyle, and
W, G, Welch, Lincoln. The committee on
credentials after a stort retirement reported
the following, which was adopted:
Your committee on credentials hearing
of no conteits, suggests that the reveral
counties be represented by the democrat
present in this convention,
The Committee en Resolutions then
presented the following, which were also
Retolvtd, That we re-affirm our devotion
to the principles of the democratic party as
ennunciated In its platform adopted at
Chicago in 18S4, and congratulate the
country upon the triumph in the subsequent
2 J, That ourRjpresentative, Hon. James
B. McCreiry, haa shown by his conserva
tive courae on all public matters and his
faithful attention to the interests of his
censtituents, that he is fairly entitled to the
endorsement which It is our pleasure to
give as delegated from the Eighth Congressional
district of Kentucky.
Col. A. G. Talbott moved that a vice-president
from each county be appointed,
which was done. The same gentleman
then in a short but pointed and fine little
speech nominated Hon. James B. McCreary
as the demccratic candidate to succeed
himself in the Congress of the UnitcJ
States and moved that it bo made by acclamation.
Judge Owsley seconded the
motion in a few eulogistic remarks and it
wri carried with a wbcop. The chair then
appointed Messrs. Thompson, Gray,
Hughei and Talbott to inform Gov. McCreary
of his nomination.
Pending their return Judge Crain, of
Anderson, moved that a member of the
Board of Equalizttion be nominated, when
Mr. Walker, of Madison arose to a point of
order. He said that no call for such a
nomination had bean made and many of
the counties had not expressed themselves
on tbo subject. His county had not and
he did not feel at liberty to represent' her
when he did not know her wishes. Farther
consideration of the matter was cut
short by the arrival of tho committee with
the nominee, who took the stage amid vociferous
applause. He was looking exceedingly
well and not a bit the worse for
wear from his arduous service of the last
eight months, during which ho had not
missed a day from his seat in Congress.
After thanking the body for the honor it
had conferred on him, be referred in touching
terms to the death of the great and
gifted Statesman, Guv. Tilden, aa the only
shadow now upon our hearts and then
launched forth into the good work that
Congress had performed, redeeming every
promise made in the democratic platform,
except as to the tariff. He euloglzxl President
Cleveland in the highest tsrms. He
had watched his course day and night and
had found him steadfast of purpsee and with
an eye single to an honest administration
of public affairs. Hedged as no other president
ever was, it is a wonder that he has
been able to do as well as he haa. As for
himself he preferred to see the rascals
turned out faster, but the President was do
ing his very best to that end, crippled bb he
was by the civil service bill. He believed
him a Statesman and a patriot, who would
win to him everybody who looked at the
honesty of purpose he knew him to
Closing he referred to bis own "little
hobby," the establishment of a cabinet officer
to represent the agricultural interests
and the efforts that he had made to that
end, promising to me further efforts to secure
it. The Governor again thanked the
convention for the nomination and promised
to increase his last majority of 2,140 to
3,000 in November. The speech was a trills
long, considering everybody uus hungry,
but it was listened to with the closest
At the conclusion of the Governor'
a motion was made to adjourn tine
die, while the Anderson county man insisted
on his motion to nominate a candidate
for tbo KqiiU ziuou Bjird. The csll oi
chairman declared the convention adjourn
The defeat of Mr. J. W. Alcora as foreshadowed
in our last iisue Is coo firmed by
the official returns, which make Col. Mor
row's majority for circuit judge about 1,000,
accomplished by the free use of money and
whisky. Tho mountain counties were
flooded with both, one reliable gentleman
reporting in his county that the republicans
distributed "bushels of money and
barrels of whisky" to gain their end.
It also seems now that Dick Warren is
defeated, though there Is a bare possibility
that he may yet pull through. This county
has done so poorly that we have lost heart,
however. Confllctlntr reports come from
Casey and Russell and it is upon thete
counties that his hope is now centered.
Dispatches were received yesterday saying
that he had carried Russell by 133 and
Casey by a small majority, which if true
elects him by the skin of his teeth. We
pray that it may be true.
Tins Danville Advocate, with its usual
enterprise, issued a dally during the Fair,
which was chock full of live items and
what is better to the proprietors, a big run
The republicans swept everything in
Laurel by majorities of about 300. Brother
Craft in a private letter says, "We got h 1
beat out of us. How are you?"
Ex Gov. Leslie was re-elected circuit
judge in the Glasgow district by over 500.
Craddock, attorney, goes in by 2,000.
Hon. W. E. Arthur, democrat, beat
Judge Fisnell in the Covington district for
circuit judge by over 2,000.
Barbour carried Louisville and Jefferson
county by 11,915; Marion by 600; Mercer
by 200; Oldham 850; Jessamine 325; Carroll
300; Lincoln 200; Madison 200; LaRue
350; Franklin 700.
Yerkes carried Boyle by 300; Pulaski
400; Rockcastle 200; Laurel 300.
Robert Boyd and A. H. Clark were elected
judge and attorney in the 15th. It is to
be hoped that the law will be more strictly
enforced there than heretofore and not at
such a tremendous cost to the State.
Caswell Bennett was elected judge of
the Court of Appeals in the 1st district and
J.Qiincy Ward Superior Judge In the 31
district, bath democrats, without opposition.
John Colyer for county attorney and Sim
Hicks for police judge of Somerset are the
only democrats that were elected in Pulaski.
Adair elected a fall democratic ticket,
notwithstanding she elected a republican
to the last Legislature.
Whitley elected a tepubllcan county
ticket by 100 to 1,100 majorities.
Webb was elected county clerk at Louis
ville by a plurality of 1.490. Win. McAfee,
for common pleas judge, was defeated by
Field by 2,714.
At Harrodsburg ex postmaster Cardwell
was elected over Dr. Abeli and D. R.
Brownfield by a majority of 3G4 votes
for police judge.
forkes got only 3 votes at New CaBtle
and Judge Birbour cast one of tbem; Barbour's
majority is probably 10,000.
In Boyle Judge L?e was re elected coun
ty judge by 805 majority over Cox, republican-prohibitionist.
Shumato has 123
majority over Whitehouee and Webb for
awtssor gets in over Bitterton by 5. There
were no other contests for tho county offices,
the democratic ticket being elected
NOTES OF CURRENT EVENTS.
Local option carried in Taylor county
The President haB signed the oleomargarine
The debt reduction for July was $9,-049,104.00.
Prohibition was defeated in Shelby
county by about 100,
The conference committee killed the
trade dollar rider to the surplus reduction
A war of steamship rates has cut down
the fare to Europe to $18 and return for
Nine one legged men played a game of
base ball in southern Illinois tho other day
against 9 one-armed men.
Mrs. Mary Lunack, of Cleveland, O.,
to escape a lingering death from consumption,
committed suicide by hanging.
Thomas Seay was elected governor of
Alabama by 50,000, with the entire State
democratic ticket following close onto these
The Senate has confirmed the nomination
of Charles M. Thomas, of Bowing
Green, to be Associate Justice of the Supreme
Court of Dakota,
A. A. Adee, who bes just been promo
ted to be secoud assistant secretary of State,
is a republican. This is one of the beau
ties of Civil Service Reform.
Judge Morton decides that Bourbon's
subscription to the Kentucky Union railroad
is null and void. The Court of Appeals
will now take a look at it.
Mies Jennie Broeck McDowell, of
Richmond, hai been appointed to a nice
clerkship in the Agricultural Department,
upon the recommendation of Hon. Jas. B
A. R. Williams has been elected United
States Senator from California to succeed
George Hearst, appointed by Governor
Stonewati to succeed the late Senator
The managers of our Penitentiary
might get some useful pointers by studying
the system pursued at Sing Sing. That
New York penitentiary earned in July
$49,094 49 and s pnt $14,093 52, leaving a
clear piotit ot 330,uuu.a.
Jacc Welsh, who was shot by his
nephew, John Doyle, Jr., Bunday night at
Paris, died Tuesday. Doyle has beea in
jail since the shooting, but was released, as
it is a clear case of accidental shooting,
Mrs. Mary Rose sold her husband's
wheat for $276 and his hired man sold his
watormelon patch on the same day or $05
and as both are missing It Is supposed thai
thoy have eloped together. Lexington
The House by the enormous vote of
200 to 8 passed the hill which debars foreign
wealth and corporations from seizing
on our Western tracts of land. The impression
seems to be gaining ground tbat
this country is not designed for the rent
rolls of British noblemen
A dispatch from Mt Washington, N.
H., Tuesday says a northwest wind, blowing
at tho rate of 60 miles an hour, set in at
nightfall yesterday. Snow began to fill at
2.30 this morning and at 5:30 the ground
was covered to a depth of 1 inches. The
wind blew 8 miles an hour and windows
were thickly covered with frost. The thermometer
registered 85 degrees in the valley
yesterday, but now marks 23 degrees here.
Gov. Knott has appointed the following
trustees for the Colored State Normal
School: Clarence U. McEtroy, of Bowling
Green; Judge J. G. Simrall, of Louisville
and John O. Hodges, of Lsxlngton. The last
Legislature appropriated $7,000 toward
building a house, and $3,000 to employ
teachers. The trustees will advertise for
bids from the various cities desiring the
school and the city that can ralie the
most money, other advantages considered,
will get it.
OANHLLE. BOYLE COUNTY.
Abe Singleton was fined $5 and costs
this morning In the police court for a breach
of the peace.
Rev. John Montgomery and family
will leave Monday or Tuesday for Somerset,
where he will have charge of the female
Col. Thos. II. Corbett, who has been
deputy register of the land office since
September 1883,and who is now a candidate
for register subject to the action of the democratic
party, is in town. Col. Corbett his
scores of friends in Boyle county, who are
for him first, last and all the time.
Mr. Joseph A. Cohen, of Anderson
county, a candidate for a place the second
time on the State Board of Equalization is
in town. Mr. J. B. Nichols, of Danville,
is his opponent and of course will receive
the vote of Boyle county, although outside
of our preference for a countyman, "no one
has a thing" against Joe, who was also
born and reared here.
Officers are at this hour, 10:30, A. M.,
engaged in making an official count of the
vote of the county Monday, The result
will not be known until 12 o'clock. At
that hour also the convention which is to
renominate Gov. McCreary for Congress is
to assemble. The Governor is here and is
receiving his friends at the Giltner Hotel.
A few of the delegates are Col. Gray and
Messrs. Jonathan Cowherd and Thomas
Biiley, of Shelby county; Mcmis. Neil
Mat Camming, Sam Graves and J.
B. Thompson, of Mercer; Messrs. R. H.
Tomlinson and Thomas Dann, of Garrard,
Messrs. Stone Walker, T. S Bronston and
Col. Estill, of Madison; Messts Craft, Jackson,
Wilmoth, Williams and Fish, Rockcastle.
The first day's attendacce at the fair
which began Tuesday, was larger, it is
thought, than ever btfore on the opening
day. The display of articles of ladies,
handwork was splendid, and included all
kinds of embroidery, lace work, transferring,
hem-stitching, silk, worsted, cotton
knitted counterpanes, etc. Mrs. J. W
Firrie, of Garrard, as is usual, carried off
the priza for the best display of oriental
quilts. The art department was well represented
by the work of the pupils cf Miss
McRoberts and other well known teachers.
A water color painting by that lady called
' The old Story," was a gem in its lice, i a
was the "Chocolate girl" by Mist Olmsted.
In the stock rings fine sucklings were
shown, the get of such noted stallions as
Lyle Wilks, EJ Kimble, LIghtheart, Judjo
Ruger and others. A number of splendid
harness geldings, stddle animals, roadsters
and carriage teams were shown, Harry
O'Fallon and bis get took every premium
offered for thoroughbreds. Ilia produce
are not only winning a great name on tl e
turf, but are fait coming to the front in the
ring. Mr. 8 II. Baughman, of Lincoln,
exhibited four.splendld thoroughbred colts,
the get of Imported Buckden, Bay Dick
and St. Martin. The rings of the second
daj'd exhibition were all interesting, the
show of Jersey cows of any age surpassing
anything ever beforo seen in this part of
theSMTe. There were 28 entries in this
ring. From the indications this
morning a largo crowd may be expected.
Life is the lime to serve the Lord. Tie
bible Bays so. and grand old Dr. Watts has
embalmed tbe truth in verse. But it docs
not mean tho fag-end of a existence,
when the stone for your grave Is al
ready quarried and polished ready for your
name. It means all your life from youth
to old age or till tbo end Is tbe time for
serving God. And then comes an eternity
of blessed service, where every work is delight
and life is a loving existence of
felicity. Christian at Work.
An Old Bill op Exchange. The fir.t
controller recently received for payment
an old bill of exchange drawn by the treasurer
upon the United States commissioner
or commissioners at Paris, and counter-signed
by the commissioner of the loan office
of the stale of New Jarney, dated June,
1782, far S30. The bill was rejected by the
controller, as there was nothing to chow
why it had not been presented before.
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MAIN & SOMERSET STS,
FRUIT JARS AND FRUIT CANS
BLADES & BRIER SCYTHES
Of (ho Kent Make.
CHEAPEST ANIl I1E8T
SEVERAL GRADES OF SUGAR
For tho Kerry 8cm on,
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JOE F. WATKHH.
Main - (Stanford.
urccior to Wattri A lUnej )
Lytic VmiArMlHta Hulltllttfr, opp. Interior JouruHl
ofllce and 21 door below Find ftntlonnl Hank,
Lusk's California Cannod Goods, Bananas, Lemons, big lino Sugars and
Coffees, Cream Flour, Bacon, Lard, Hams, Etc.
WATERS i WEAKEN.
will Mcdonald WATKR8, PifiinD.
Drugs, Books, Stationery and
Phjrilcln' pmcrlptlooi accurately compounded.
Tbe Largest Stock of Watches, (Hooks,
Jewelry and Silverware
Erer bought to thli market Trim Lower than
tbe LowMt. Watcbri. Clock an t Jt-
palrad on iboit notice and tVarrtntca.
Oases, Caskets, Robes,
Fuirand Complete Stock of the above and prices
as low as the lowest.
B K. .WEAR331H., Stanford.
COLLEGE of KENTUCKY
STATE Elghtoon Profossors antl Instructors.-
Agricultural and Mechanical, Scientific, Enginsering.Glasslcal, Normal School.
. Military Tactics, Commercial and Preparatory Courses of Study.
COUNTY APPOINTEES RECEIVED FREE OF TUITION.
I'tll term Bct. Bill, iflljrt. For Cntnlocrtie nnrt other Information
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