Newspaper Page Text
Stanford, KyM August 13, 1888
W. P. WALTON.
JAMES B. McGREAltY,
Death stalking abroad In the land seems
especially to lore the shining marks of the
democracy. The nation has repeatedly
been called on to mourn her distinguished
eons in thejssi few months and now Ken.
tucky is bowed down at the death of one of
her greatest, bast nnd purest citizen, whose
life was for years intimately associated with
the public afliinj cY the country. Hon.
John W. Stevenson, honored often and
greatly during his but never beyond
hia deserts, died suddenly at hia home in
Covindon Tuesday mornine. He had
been attending a church meeting at
Tenn., and being taken 111 was brought
home, though nothing eorious was anticipated.
He was born in Virginia in 1812
and came of the beet steck in that old State
so long distinguished for her gentle people.
Hia father, Daniel Btnvenson, was a Congressman
for many years, during which he
was speaker for several terms, and afterwards
served the country as minister to
England under President Tyler. The ion
graduated with high honors at the Univer
sity of Virginia and shortly after attaining
his majority, came to Kentudy, where
be began at once a large and lucrative law
practice. His first public service was aa a
member of the State Legislature, which
position he held for several terms. He
took a part In the convention that framed
our present Stale Constitution and in 1852
was elided to Congress, in which he served
till the outbreak of the war, when he
retired from public life. In several national
conventions he represented hia State
and in that at Charleston in 1860 was &
prominent figure. Elected Lieutenant
Governor in 1867, he succeeded eoon afterwards,
by the death of Governor Helm, to
the governorship, and in the following year
waa elected for the unexpired term by the
largest majority ever given in thia State of
large democratic majorities. Subsequently
he was U. S. Senator for a term and in the
Congress of the country was recognized as
an able constitutional lawyer and a states
man. He presided oyer the national con
vention in 1876 and then and often since
his name has been prominently mentioned
for the Presidency. He has been In retire
ment for several years, enjoying the oociety
of his friends and the comforts of a fortune
estimated at a million of dollars. While not
poetising the ability of tho statesman of
the firat.cl&ea, he was nevertheless a man of
fine intellect ond one who played well his
part in public affairs.
Another truce has been patched up in
"Rowan, which let us hope will bo more
binding than the first. Finding that his
chances for convicting Craig Tolliver and
Cook Humphreye, leaders cf tho factions
there, with the juries obtainable, acting
Commonwealth's Attorney Caruth has
agreed with those rascals that if they will
leave the country never to return, except
to attend the burial of a near relative, he
will file the indictments away against them
to be rainstated only on their failure to
keep the contract. Both havo signed papers
to that (fleet and have promised to
leave, the ono for Texas and tho other for
Missouri, In a few days. Judge Cole has
approved of the compromiees and it is
thought that with the absence of those outlaws,
who have done bo mush to bring the
name of llowan county and Kentucky into
disrepute, peace will return and law and
order again become supreme. It is a sad
condition of afltlra when (he law has to
make terms with those who havo broken it,
but remembering tho farcical trials in that
county and the prospect of a failure of justice
in further attempts, we suspect that
Mr. Ciruth did the best thing he could under
No bitter evidence of the good standing
of Judge Barbour at home could be adduc
ed than that shown bj the vote of
who know him bet. At New Castle, where
he lives, there wera only three votes cast
againBt him, and one of them wai By himself.
In a total vote of 2.000 in Henry, the
Judge's county, Mr. Yerkes only received
250, while in the neighboring county of
Trimble Yerkes only received 26 in a total
, of 1,642 Carroll, Odium and Shelby did
almost as well for him and it begins to
look now br if the next Superior Judge for
this district will go in by over 20,000 majority.
Eiqht of the nine precincts in Madison
county elected republican magistrates' at
the recent election; a gain of three. Now
is tho time to subscribe.-Winchester Bun.
Yes, but you failed to say that politics Is
never considered in the election of such of
ficers. It Is oftencr the case that the question
is "who will take the office?" than that
a contest occurs for it.
The official returns elect Carr, republican,
judge in the Seventh district by a majority
of four votess, making fivo republican
judgea elected this year,
Leslie, the man beaten by Carr, claims that
he can prove that a sufficient number of
Tennessee "niggers" voted to more than
change the balance in his favor and a contest
Mr. Tji.deji showed his respect and confidence
in Mr Henry Watterson b naming
him with John Bigelow nnd Manton Marble
trustees, to whom he committed his
city rrsidence snd library for the benefit of of
.Now York City. Therealdence is valued
at S1.00Q.COO nnd the library at $100,000
Tax New York Sun prints a table to
show that the appropriations to defray the
expenses of the government have increated
$110,718,802 ia tea years, a percentage of
71.8. It considers this an nlarmlcg state of
things or the democracy, if democratic
government is to continue to represent the
demand for honest government, economical
government, safe guardhnship of tho treas
dry doors. The republicans havo done
worse than this, In tho past; that is no reason
why the democrats should not bo ex
pected to do better than this, in the future
The election of representatives ii the Fiftieth
Congress will occur three months
hencu, For the beet interests of the country
a majority of democrats should be returned
to carry on the work that is the traditional
policy of the democratio party, and only
those democrats should be sent bace to
Congress who can be depended upon to
check tho present tendency toward the
high-watermark of republican extra vagauce
and these should be elected under renewed
pledges of fidelity to the principles
of genuine reform.
The President appointed Matthews, of
Albany, a colored man, to be Register of
Deeds for the District of Columbia, and a
republican Senate unanimously refused to
confirm the appointment. But the body
had hardly left Its seats before Mr. Cleveland
re-appointed him, whereupon Matthews
congratulates the country "upon a
conditions of things, under our present administration,
which secures the political
freedom and practical equality of all men,
and insists upon the right of free Ameri
can citizins. regardless ot color, creed or
nationality, and of whatever political be
lief, to participate in the honor and share
in the emoluments of publio place." The
colored man and brother will learn after
while that the democrats are their only
trjie friends. The republicans care for
them only to ald;their white members in
getting Into the offices.
It will be a shame if the United States
is Involved in war with Mexico on account
of the imprisonment of the worthless fellow,
Cutting, who seems to have brought on the
trouble for the notoriety it gives him. He
has been fined $600 and sentenced to hard
labor for a year for libel, which it is claim
ed was committed within the United States.
Secretary Bayard has demanded his surrender
to the Federal government and
the demand Is complied with, we must
go to war. The prospect is fine for the
youngsters who never experienced the
hardships of conflict, but those who got
even a smell of the late war do not take
cheerfully to trying another.
The average advertising agent is a fraud
and a swindler, who finally breaks all to
pieces after he has gouged the innocent
publishers to his heart's content. We do
notcharge that Elwin Alden & Bro., who
haye just "busted up" at Cincinnati, are
that tort of people, but we are glad that for
a long time we have done business with
them strictly on the cash-with-order plan
And to the unsophisticated publisher we
would say it is the best plan to work with
all advertising agents.
In addition to its being a cold year for
Stanford lawyers it is llkowiee a friged sea
son for the ladies who aspired to be school
superintendents. Not one of the many who
were candidates in various counties of the
State were elected, not even the distinguished
Misa Moddrell, of Pulaski, who
was voted for for Congress at the Somerset
When it comes to the pinch the . republicans
won't support a colored man for office;
In Christian county this has just
been demonstrated by the defeat of EJ
Glass, an intelligent colored man and the
republican nominee for jailer, notwithstanding
the rest of the ticket was elected
by good majorities. It Is ever thus,
The President has promptly re appointed
all the poatmaters whom tbeSjnate fall-ed
to confirm. This contiunes their official
life till Dcembir, when their caes can receive
attention. The same plan will be
followed, with a few exceptions, in the case
of other nominations that lapsed.
If Mr. Caruth or somebody else would
get Zickary Taylor Young to go west with
Tolliver and Humphreys, he would be entitled
to a chromo. Young is from all accounts
about as dangerous a man to have
around as either of them, if he is county attorney.
NOTES OF CURRENT EVENTS.
Col. Victor H. Glass is dead at Georgetown.
Ex-Postmaster General James has
joined the prohibitionists.
Twenty-eight shares of Northern Bank
Btock sold at Lexington at 3130.40.
Mrs. Julia D GranthaB received $630,-000 In
from the sale of her hueband'd
Eiterbury is the name of a new
office in Pulaski, i. is between
Frank Cobb, an old and deaf colored
mau,v.asrun over by a K. C. train at
Richmond and killed.
Mrs. Max Leon, a wealthy lady of Cincinnati,
choked to death by a chicken bone
lodging in her throat. bo
It is estimated at the Poatcflice Department
that the deficiency for tho last fiecai
year will bo "about $7,000,000.
Sam Tilden Whaley, a
boy, was choked to death at Paris by a
plum seed lodging in his throat.
Thero is a rumor that Hon. George V.
Triplet!, of Daviess county, will be a candidate
for Congress in the 21 district.
Daniel Magone, ens of Mr. Tilden's
old and trusted lieutenants, has been appointed
collector of the Port of New York.
Prof. Foster, of Iowa, predicts that one
the greatest storms of 1886 will begin on ler
Monday, Aug. 10, and continue until
Thirty persons were killed in one day
by the Belfast rioters.
Milton Burch has been appointed postmaster
at Georgetown, Ky.
Wra. Speaker, engineer, was killed by
the explosion of engine 009 in the Lexington
The boiler of a threshing machine en
gine exploded near Jeffarsoo, Wl'-i killing
fivo persons and fatally scalding two others,
The primary election to select a democratic
candidate for Congrejs in the Second
district .of Kentucky will be held Saturday,
Dr. Frank Hamilton, the noted New
York surgeon, who was ons of President
Garfield's nhrsiclans, died in New York
Wednesday, aged 73,
At Huntaville, Mo., a father and son
were out at night guarding their bee-hives,
and mistaking ono another for thieve,
both were filled with buck-shot.
Thomas Hobbs and son, who murdered
two men Saturday near Birdaeye, Ind.,
were captured by n posse who lynched
them and riddled their bodies with bullets.
Alfred Packer, the human ghoul who
killed and devoured five of his companions
out in Colorado, will spend the next forty
years In a penitentiary, If he lives that
Arthur H. Hardy, of Lsbanon, was
married to Florence Carces, a notorious
scarlet womon of Jefferson ville, Ind., alter
being acquainted with her but a short
Congressman Lewis Beach, of the 15th
New York: district, is dead. Mr. Beach
was serving hia third term in the House,
and dnrinc the session just closed made
The deadlock which has existed in
the Democratic Congressional nominating
convention at Charleston, Mo., for a week,
was broken Tuesday on the 641st ballot, by
the nomination of James C. Walker.
The Tennessee democracr in convention
assembled endorsed the administration
of President Cleveland. Six gentlemen
were put in nomination for governor with
Robert L. Taylor leading at last reports.
An election has been ordered in Ander-eon
county for August 14th, for the county
to vote on the proposition to take $100,000
worth of stock in tho proposed Louisville
Southern railroad, and things are red-hot
The will of Mr. Tilden provides
handsomely for all his relatives, for the establishment
of a free libraries at New London,
fonkers and New York and for other
public benefits. The estate is valued at
Congressman Charles T. O'Ferr&l, of
Virginia, found 24G republicans holding of
fice in his diitrict when the present administration
came in. He went to work at
once and in 00 days all but 4 of their places
were occupied by democrats.
A dispatch from Fiemingtburg eayc
David Brown, a wealthy farmer living near
Sapp, that county, was robbed of $16,000 in
government bonds, $35 in currency and SI,-000
in negotiable notes. Entrance was effected
into his house at night.
Hundreds of families are homeless in
Wisconsin by reason of the great forest
fires, which for nearly 100 miles are raging
along the line of the Wisconsin Central
railroad. The loss by the destruction of
tho village of Spencer amounts to $300,-000.
It is rumored that Gen. Black, commissioner
of pensions, will resign, as thb result
of a disagreement with Secretary La
mar, and will be eent as minister to Austria.
Ex-Governor Glick, of Kansas, snd
Gen. Daniel E. Sickles, of New York, are
mentioned to succeed him.
Information has just reached London
of the killing of William Stuart at Harlan
Harlan county, on Saturday.
He was ehot by Frank Clem with n pistol
while walking along the street with a shot-
cun on his shoulder, and instantly killed.
The killing was the result of an old grudge
Six weeks ago Robert Drakely,of Bal
timore, aged 10, married Mrs. Warwick, of
Woodbury, Conn., who was 20 years his
senior. Before the honeymoon was over
there were rumors of disigreements, and
Tuesday night Drakely shot his wife thro'
tho heart and himself accidentally through
the band and foot.
Rolin M. Squire, commisiioner of public
works in New York City, and Maurice
B. Flynn, professional politician, have been
indicted for irregularities connected with
the administration of the office held by the
first mentioned. They were released on
bonds of $10,000 each, but are likely to
join Jaehne in Sing Sing.
W. n Newman, who succeeds H. M.
Hoxie as Vice President and General Manager
of the Missouri Pacific railroad system,
is a Kentuckian, who left Metcalf
county twenty years ago without a dollar
his purte and went into the world to
open the oyster, and he appears to have
gotten into whero it lives Times.
OARRARD COUNTY DEPARTMENT,
While our usually prompt scribe, Sergeant
W. T. Burdett is serving hia country in
by eating up State rations at Crab Or
chard, we are forced to draw on Brother
Hughes' jNVifJ, an advance copy of which
kindly sent us by Will Foster yesterday, to
Alcorn's majority in this county is
30; Dick Warren's 94; Brown's for county of
attorney 56; Robinson for sheriff 77; Roth-well
for jailer 307. The democratic ticket
was elected throughout. A concert for the
benefit of the Presbyterian church, will bo
given ut the Optra Ilouie on the evening of
tho 17th, followed by an "JJithetic Tea."
The colored psople of Upper .Garrard, will
hold a fair in Gideon Rothwell's woods,
near Lowell, August 27th and 2S:h. Mr.
and Mre. John II. Woodcock and son, Willie,
Mrs. M. 8. Walter ond Mrs. W. 8 Mil
went on the Old Point excursion. The
Teachers' Institute will, be held August
24' nnd thn 4 days following. be
Col, Cfiampe Carter.
Died, at Franklin, Rebertson county,
Texas, August 2, l&SO.Col. Champe Carter,
son of Champe Carter, Sr., formerly a citizen
of this county and for two terms clerk
of our county court. Tho subject of this
sketch was a grandson of Judge Thomas
Montgomery and a nephew of the latoThos.
B. Montgomery, both of whom live! and
died in this county and were buried in the
Old Buffalo Spring Cemetery. He was
born in Amherst county, Virginia, April
20, IS 10, whence his father moved to this
county in October, 1817, anil was reared In
Stanford, attending the Seminary in his
youth. In 1859 his father moved to Texas
settling at Mllford, Ellis county leaving
him a student in Centre College, whero ho
remained until he graduated in June, 1801.
Like most of the chlyalrous youth of Kentucky,
he was an ardent Breckinridge democrat,
and his graduating speech reflecting
strongly his political impulses was suppressed
by bis uncle, Dr. Liwls W. Green,
at that time President of Centre College.
Running the gauntlet of the Federal Hoops,
he escaped and joined his family In Tex
Subsequently he joined the 15th Texas Infantry
and served in Arkansas, Indian Territory
and Liuisians, part of the time with
Polignac's Brigade. Was seriously wounded
at the bloody battle ot Fordoche, La., in
Sept- 1863, from which he never fully recovered
sufficiently to servo In the field and
was assigned to duty on Gen. McGruder's
staff in Texas. At the end of the war he settled
in Robertson county, Texas, where be
practiced law, chiefly aa a land lawyer, In
which he made great proficiency, being
considered good authority on land titles.
He married about 15 years ago Miss
Victoria Randolph, by whom he had six
children. The eldest, a son, Randolph,
died in infancy. There remain five daughters.
The eldest is 14 and the youngest 3
yearr; viz: Montie, Randolph, Pattle, Rob-bib
Col. Carter leaves a large circle of relatives,
scattered from Virginia to Texas,
and on the Pacific coast, and many old
comrades and friends to mourn his loss.
How deeply all will feel his loss who know
him, is best attested by the eloquent tribute
of the leading paper of his county,
which declared that after 20 year' residence
in Robertson county, Texas, covering
the reconstruction period, that "he had
no enemies none knew him but to love
Richmond.-The total amount of claims
allowed against the county this year Is
$17,16647. An adjourned meeting of the
court of claims was held this week and the
couuty levy was placed at ten cents on the
$100, the railroad tax at ten cents ou the
$100 and the head tax at $2. This is a reduction
from last year of 14 cents on the
$100 and $1 per capita. The salary of the
snperintendent of schools was fixed at $600,
He received $000 last year. Jackson Million
died at his rrsidence at the fair
grounds yesterday morning, at'k3 o'clock, of
typhoid fever. For two weeks hie life had
hung as in a balance, and even to the Ink1
hopes were entertained that be might ultimately
recover, By his death Madison
loses one of the noblest and most generous
hearted of her young men. At the recent
election he hud been re-elected county
superintendent of schools without opposition,
a position he had filled for ono term
in an eminently satisfactory .manner. ' He
was a true man nnd a christian gentleman.
A few days ago Jam&j Vernon rind MUs
Lizz! Gafney, accompanied by Pter
Green and Misa Martha Vernon, came
to Richmond for the purpose of getting
married. They had previously obtained
a martiaje license from the Garrard
county clerk, all of them hailing from that
county. Unfortunately for them, before
haying the knot tie! they wandered off and
got drunk on local option whiskey, when
they immediately wanted to kill somebody.
They were soon lodged in the lock-up,
however, and given 10 days in jail each
and fined $25 for carrr ing concealed weapons
and put to work on tbo rock pile. Sub
scquently Jim made his escape but the
marriage has not occurred yet. Herald,
To the Editor of the Interior Journal.
Crab OncuAiiD, Ky., Auk.- 9tb, 1880.
Dear Bir. Many are enquiring of me thro'
the mails in regard to licence on pistols,
&s', and whether the law pasted or not. In
roply to all of whom I will say the law
pased and is to be found in Article V,
it of the new revenue bill. Too law
takes effect the 15th of September, 188G; after
that time the license to tell pistols oi
is $50. Application must be
made to the county clerk for the license.
Parties desiring information in rrgard to
any public act passed at the last ses;ion
will please address me through the Interior
Journal and I can answer all at once.
Keiptfully, Fost Fox Bobditt.
Half Fare Excursion. To the wi,
northwest and southwest. On Tuesday,
Aug. 17th agents of the Ohio & Mis'itsippi
railway and connecting lines will sell
round trip land explorers tickets to points
Kintai, Nebraska, Mtnceiota, Dakota,
Texas and other western States at half fare
(one fare for round trip ) This is one of
the beet opportunities you will over have
visit the west. For rates and full
call on O. & M. agents and agents
conufcHni lines or write to C. W. Pahs,
Central Passenger Agent, Cincinnati.
Under the new law assessors will commence
work on the 15th of September each
year, and close by too 15th of December
Instead of receiving a compensation of 15
cents per liet, tiny receive 1 per cent, on
the first million dollars tbey aeness, and 1
percent, on each additional million, The
nssmor ia rt rj'lired to swear each person
he'nKflfMes and new blanks show thnt there
ore 00 different questions to be 'naked nnd
answered acd equally as many blankH to
MAIN & SOMERSET STS.,
FRUIT JARS AND FRUIT CANS
Of tho BcHt MakcH.
SEVERAL GRADES OP SUGAR
Tli Best Goods at
Main - "Stanford.
Lytic VnnAixltUe linlldlng, opp. Inferior Journal
ollleo and 2d door below National Rank.
Lusk'a Cnlifomia Cannod Goods, Bananai. Lemons, big lino Sugars and
Coffees, Cream Flour, Uacon, Lard, Hams, Etc.
will Mcdonald waters, miumn.
Drugs, Books, Stationery and
Ph jilcl BQt1 rKrl11oni accural lj compound.
The LargeBt Stook of Watches, Olooks,
Jowelrj and Silverware
Erer bought to this markpt i'rlrw Lowor than
the LowMt. WaU.br, Clock and Jewelry Iio-
palreJ on ihoit notlco nd Warranted.
W1.JU JLJLJL. J WJi "9
Cases, Caskets, Robes,
Fullfand Complete Stock of tho above and prices
as low as the lowest.
B. I. OTKARESI,?, Stanford.
CTATE COLLEGE of KENTUCKY
Elghtoon Professors and Instructors.-
Agricultural and Mechanical, Scientific,
Miiuary i actios, uommerciai and
BLADES & BBIER SCYTHES
wuh i r rruimtt; KttlVtU Ul- I UNION
fan term lf(;ln HCpt. Htll, X880. For CntnlotlO nn.l ofticr Information
Addresi JAMRH IC. PATl'URBON, XH. ., T.cxIiiKton, I.TcntncUy.
the Lowest Prices
Water A Kane?.
WATERS A WEAKEN.
mIn tM)mh mitmijm.tf Aa m.
VVI I J yfiy 1fityJ v VV n
Englneering.Glasslcal, Normal School,
Preparatory courses of Study.