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Semi-Weekly Interior Journal
Stanford, Ky., May 3, 1889
W. P. WALTON,
Tub centennial celebration at Now
York of the inauguration of Georgo
Washington there on Apiil :50th, 178!),
was the most imiKxing over seen in this
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The streets were decorated with sr -
lands of flowers and bunting and tho on-
tirocitv was in holiday attire. Hon.
Chauncey M. Depowas the orator of
the occasion and did 'the spren eagle
business, while Harrison was let oil with
a address, which was both
pointed and sensible. The procession
numbered 00,000 and the jam was terrific,
more than a million of visitors bfing
in the city. Kentucky was represented
bv Gov. Buckner, Gen. John I?
Gen. S. E. Hill, Col. E. Polk John-son
and 450 State Guards, whose appearance
was most creditable to the State. It
took Washington six days in his carriage
to wneh ElizabeMi. X. J., from his Mt. i
Vernon home, 100 years ago. Harrison '
nnd his party in the finest train of palace
care ever run made the trip in exactly
six hours, and then in order to follow
as near as possible the course of the father
of his country, the party took steam
ships for New York, with hundreds of
vessels acting as escort. A centennial .
ball was given at which the chief
ture was an ovation to Mrs. UicveiatKi,
who received niore attention than Mrs.
oourso u.e fid ,KiU(.r towar,.s pntrou ! pienic. Possibly some of our patriots
Harrison, notwithstanding that lady ,s than any one olst, lmt u man must be ' think it wroui: for George Washington to
now the first of the laud. His ,is ow njUl1 nlMut vvlt.tu.r it paVH to I have gotten an otlice so easily a century
lency, R. 13. Hayes was pre.,,M.t at "'f ;mlvert:soor not mul ifJu. (llei(ll,s ln t!u,jngo, when they have been diligently
celebration, but he would have been bet-1 mi;atjV(l) we .; ,;. 0 rmv wh h!m seeking one for a quarter of a century,
ter occupied had he remained iii Ohio j Wn. jot tHw 8,um, ni.WS)Mini ,. ! and failed in every attempt,
and attended to his pou try. WIW' bv limne nml run flown thu wares of tliu ' -Knowing of our forgiving nature,
enough to bring back tho blush of shame j ,nerclmnt8 who ,lo not advertise? ' '"' s"nlifer, wlio so gmeefully quill-
....,-.. f v.,,,1. fwr,. ..,!. l,no MW l'anse" """ to long for a '1 he judge looks as if he were f , ,,, imi,y thI1w. The lapo of
d" "'" "eeded rest. o he l,le to win anything; but Ins honesty invariably, that
the Govemo, of South Carolina met at '"J'1 n , t,m, liw ,)mvi,
" Joh "'1 ' U""' l.i.n. ll.oi.ms J. Ioore,
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New York Centennial celebration, I ,u. WM ,,r,M;t.,.Ho
,t o if the traditional suggestion wasrn,l Farmer I'olk Johnson, of for clerk of the Court of Appeals, w, ot ,, oxcopiion. Other facts on
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to every patriotic man to recall ny nn
presence that this impostor had filled the
place, or rather held it, that Washington
dignified. Should the country progress .
at the same rate for the next 100 yeirs
ns it has in tho last, there is no limit to:
our possibilities, and when the second
centennial is celebrated may it he under
as favorable and as auspicious
stances as the one just closed. I
governors got no further mention than
the bare abortion that they were there.
.Only the chief magistrates of Virginia,
Kentucky and Georgia seem to have I
been accorded special notice. They I
were all gallant chieltaiiH, i
whose reco id in war is only surpassed
by their devotion to country ami noinc
in times of peace.
The Danville Advocate nominates '
Judge M. J. Durham for permanent
nhlrm.m of the State convention, which !
meets next week. W e second the nomination
mostheartily. The democrats of
his native State ought to show the rails j
at Washington by every manner
ble in how great esteem they hold tho j
honest and incorruptible officer, whom
the republican administration could not j
awe or browbeat.
JamrsB. MAims.of Barren, candidate ;nml tlu' lawyers walk oil with the
for Clerk of the Court of Appeals, be- boodle. .
sides tolng admirably equipped for tho u'iie.v Washington was inaugurated
office, has the happy faculty of there were only 10 full-fledged States,
bering faces nnd names, ami nearly there are :'8 and four to be admit-ways
scores n point by recalling some , tc,j as 800n lls tlt, constitutional require-
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to a gentleman. Ho is a very polished
'man and would fill the office mostaccept
The latest "liij; ''" is Bradley, Godfrey
Hunter and Burchett nnd they have
demanded thnt Dan Collier shall be Stir- I
Louisville. In tlio
veyorofthePortof , ciai.eajtet,Cf we (lo not vouch for ,t!
J. K. who fits
..Gcm.m, clinton a Fibk lat0 eanaidate
tho place like paper on tho wall, is at for President on tho Prohibition ticket,
determined show the big
Washington, ( ,ing n,Icbe(, th(, poncInB,on tliat political
trio that he is of a man him- .
prohibition J8 bt,linbling block to torn-self,
and it's dollars to cents hell get . .
nform Bld , (( h ,n & b.
It is Baid that tho rulings o tho pen-1
!.. nAmmiaciinndr 'Ciintn.r linvr. flntlll. '
led the applications for pensions and that
the flood of fraudulent claims is seriously
interferring with those that are valid.
The country will wish before many days
that Tanner's head had gone with his legs
during thn war.
Acteii tho examination of 120 persons,
not a single juror was obtained in the
trial of Latimer for the murder of his
mother, at Jackson, Michigan. A brute
guilty of Biich nn offense doesn't deserve
a trial and it is strange that time is being
wasted upon him, when rope is so plentiful.
Gen. GitEKLY announces that hereafter
he will, when practicable, make n
general prediction showing the condition
of tho weather two or three days in advance.
Considering tho recent failures
to predict correctly for 21 hours, there is
a rashness about this decision that is absolutely
Col. Wm. P. Walton was grand marshal
of tho G. A. H. parade lit the New
York Centennial, but it was not the
of this paper, who hastens to make
this statement. for fear homebody will
think he has been traveling under false.
At tho Centennial banquet in tlio
Metropolitan Opern House, New York,
Lo tnbles.wero nrmtijied in double
fashion with 11 seating enpaelty for
8(H). Nearly 8,000 wine jiluwes glittered
nt intervals iiloni: the array of tPhles,
and 'JOO waiters as we 11 drilled ns so
ninny soldiers, stood ready to respond to
the slightest wink of tho diners. Each
course, as to tho time of service,
was regulated by electricity, thus avoiding
tho custom prevalent at public dinners
of serving a portion of the diners
with light wines while the balance drank
champagne. Tho expense of the dinner
is said to lmvo boon tho wino
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Cleveland responded to the toast "Ouri
1'eople" in a few characteristic and eloquent
remarks. The other 11 toasts
were as follows: "The State," Gov.
Kitzhugh l'o; "Hie F.yloral Constitution,"
Chief .Iustiii Fuller; "The United
States of America," President Harrison;
"The Senate." .lolm V. Daniel, of Vir
ginla; "The Presidency," by the man
who stole it, or rather received stolen
property, alia, K. H. Haves; "The
ciarv," Senator Hvarts; "Our Annv audi
Navy," Gen. Sherman; "Our Schools and j
President Elliott, of Harvard,!
ami "Our Literature," by .lames Itu.sell
Thi; newspapers that me abusing
ton s Wild W ent show just because it
failed to advertise with them show a '
very petty spirit ami exhibit a spite that
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The Louisville Times has loundod out
tho first five vo.irs of a successful and
honorable existence. Emmett Iogan
lias good reason to be proud of his
Hng, but he is going to leave it in other i
hands for a year and try Iih hand at
farming in Warren county. Seventeen!
vears of unremitting toil in the same
tickling the soil to make it produee the
best quality of mint.
A G. A.1J. manisraisingabigrowinthe
Covington Commonwealth becaoie, as ho
alleges. Judge Vincent Bireingis"using.
or mtwr attempting to me, the G .A. K.
asn ,eansofad vnucing his political as-
,,imtion." In other words, that he I" I
trying to ride into the pension agency on
the shoulders of the old soldiers. The
"ex-high official" is evidently a sorehead
"! ought to go off ami soak it.
Cir.utLES J. lIi'M., a
of Chicago, left all his vast estate to his
pretty housekeeper, with whom ho was
in love, forgetting that eleven hungry
kinsmen would ne'er consent to such
treatment. They have accordingly contested
the will and will demonstrate that
while man proposes the court
nients are conitmeu with, in less we
capture Canada nnd Mexico, or cut up
the larger into many smaller States, the
next 100 years will seo no groat increase
of stars on our spangled banner.
Tin: following is important if true, but
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The News says that 4'i barrels of fresh I
fish are consumed by the Parisians a
week, besides what is caught out of Ston
er nnd other streams. If Craddock gets
his slinre of the brain food, which we
fear he does not, he may bo able to furnish
quite a decent little poem for tlio
delectation of tho Press Association.
Uncle Ben IIaiirio.n complains that
our wood cut of him was diabolical. We
will leave it to anybody who knows him
if tho "pictur" is not true to life. The
Frankfort Capital sayp it is a very good
likeness and our Undo Benjamin doesn't
want to dispute with our bold soldier
Unless Billy O'Bradley lias a pass, ho
will spend all the money ho makes from
his "large and lucrative law practice," it
which he could not give up to go to
in railroad fare to Washington. Ho
is keeping the railroad track to that city if
hot, having gouo there again this week.
The civil service law now applies to
tho railway mail servico and hereafter
appointments must bo made for merit
and not for political purposes. There
aro 5,'iOO positions of this character, of
which 2,500 have been filled by republicans
in the last two months.
A paiit of tin- centennial programme
was an hour's "woisliip" in St. Paul's
church, where Wnshlnjjtoi sought divine
guidance on tho morning he was inaugurated,
ilnnison occupied the same
now that his Illustrious predecessor did
n hundred yoais before. The country
hns made rapid strides in every branch
of commercial and meehanic.il progress,
but the sight of the little man was proof
eoWlusivo that it has progressed backwards
in the character of men out of
which it make presidents.
Tiik Times says that "Gov. Huckner's
white head and Col. Polk Johnson'slmld
head were tho observed of all observers
in New York Tuesday." They are mighty
fine heads and Kentucky is not at all
ashnmed for them to be displayed anywhere.
.Massaciii'sktts high license law
throws 3,500 barkeepers out of jobs and
the proprietors suffer a loss of 55,000,-000
in fixtures nnd income. It is very
sad, but we shall nivo our tears for deep
The republicans of Paint Lick are
very mad over the recent postotllce appointment
at that place. They should
About tho only indication that we
have had of spring is the abundant sup
ply of spring chickens furnished by our
good hostess, Mrs. Holmes, at Millers
Hotel. How the drummers do smile
'"and them boarders too.'
-The Centennial was not celebrated
here except by some of our young ladies
and gentlemen, who enjoyed a rainy day
ed this column immediately after our
partttre, .-.poke of us, as soon as our buck
was turned, in a very broad and intensely
personal manner. As Joe never boils
over save with gratitude and afiection,
the oirbiiHo is forgiven forgiven mainly
because of the friendship we can never
Hon. M. . I. Durham nnd wife were
here Wcdncnthiv visiting relatives and
naird, one oi our iiriL'incM ami moM eu
terprising young men, has located in I
ivansas iuy, ...in eiif.ge in mi.- i
mice business. Col. Charles Gallagher,)
the oldest merchant tailor in our city, i
and one of the best in the Mate, lifts re
tired from business and will spend the
summer in the mountains. J. T. Easou,
worthy young man, has reccivednn appointments
ns postal clerk 'on the C. S.
Wo have never claimed anything
like mental equipoise, but we are Mircly
not fool enough to attempt a letter on
Florida, when your columns hnve
contained so much concerning that
State, written by the foremost descriptive
writer of tho day. A few days after
we arrived at Bartow, Bro. Barnes wrote
you that he was intoxicated, and that I
wits aUo. Now, Bro. Barnes wrote truly
as to his own condition, but was mistaken
as to mine. But you know I suppose
you do; nearly all editors do that
when a man is intoxicated he imagines,
every one is flying along with him. The
climate was lovely beyond our conception
and we were delighted; but believing
in temperance in all things, we kept
sober and took the best care of the good
evangelist when he indulged to excess.
We think, therefore, that wo looked at
everything calmly and soberly.
I have but little to siy about Southern
Florida. Her great need is chimneys-open
fireplaces and chimneys. Tho winter
has been an extraordinarily wet and
cold ono in tlio South. Even under this
unusual state of atl'airf there were only
about half a dozen times when fire was
needed, but then wo needed it as much
as wo ever din in iveniucKy. x neir uesi
nrovision for fire is a small stove with
pipe run through tho window. After
t'l0 "spell" comes nnd gets a pretty good
hold on you, they throw two or three
small sticks of pine into the stove nnd
fire up. You then put on yourovercoat,
get very close to tho stove, let your imagination
and your toes work and get
warm if you can.
Another way they have of heating the
southern end of the State, is by means
of a coal oil stove, so called. I would
call it a large cast-iron lamp, with two
burners and wicks. When a "norther"
arrives, a negro boy comes into tlio office
and fills the stove and the cracks in thu
floor immediately around it, with coal
oil. After lighting tho wicks, he turns
ono up very high, so as to make an immense
smoke, and tho other very low, so
will make neither smoke nor heat, nnd
doparts. You entwine yourself about
that stove as you would about your boot
you wanted to peg tho bottom of it-button
your overcoat, wrap mufller well
about your neck, thrust your hands deep
down into your pockets, keep your two
eyes on tho two blazes, one going up and
tho other going down, anu there you aro
Now, as to Sanibel. Bro. Barnes has
written much concerning it. Wo thoroughly
agree with him in everything he
people wonder why we
BUSY ALL THE TIM
If you will malce a minute of a dozen or more articles that we Hell,
of inspection and learn the difference in prices, the
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ick Sales and Small Profits
Our Unequalled' LOW PRICKS in all Departments arc
THE TALK OF THE DAY!
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Our Great Success is due to
Dry Goods, Notions, Hoots,
than any other House in
to examine our stock before buying
take a ti
Shoes, Hats, Trunks,
We arc selling Clothing,
It will pay you
llain St.. Stanford.
has said except in one point. Wo have '
never been convinced that it is valuable
for farming purposes, or suitable for,
profitable fruit growing. Wo must ad-1
mit though that nearly all appearances
are against the opinion wo hold. A '
greater part of the soil is as rich in appearance
as any wo over saw on the
w i-torn prairies. Still, In the face of
this fact and others like it, our opinion
remains the came. Within the past ton
vears, Ilro. llarnes andoursolf have dif-
generally agioe with him; and that about
J(J .,.,',, mlve ,,,, tJu.ro to live, and
l(l(, popiatiou is gradually increasing,
(j( alltlie places we niw in the South,
v..,1.i : ,i, iM.Kt and mo.st delightful
for a winter resort; and if capilahsshould
build a large hotel thing not at
all improbable-property would enhance
in value, the island would attract tho
attention of all the Northern and
States and become the leading resort
There has been some talk about Bro.
Barnes homesteading. Out in the dusk
there is the usual powwow concerning
the step taken as well ns his motives for
taking it. His friends seem to lo satisfied.
Those who aro not his friends
have no right to open their chops. If
tho whole thing were a failure financially;
if to-morrow the few irollars he has
expended were swept away and lost forever,
I would count this island ventuio
one of the most profitable performances
of his life. As to his motives at uu
times they are the jewels thnt sparkle
in his golden life.
We would love to tell of tho delights
and beauties of Sanibel if wo could. Bro.
Barnes attempted it and failed. With
his great descriptive powers, his pen
has drawn only a little from the grandeur
of tho island and its hurroundings.
To attempt to tell of our great joy
our stay with the "Tioupo," would
be to attempt tho impossible. It is still
our pleasure to think of the good time
wo spent lit "Palm Hunch" and with
many a longing for that life again. We
often think of the many things that
made us so happy there. And often do
we recall the bustle in the early morning
when we all arose to plan and work
and fish; tho day filled with a variety of
pleasant occurrences; then tho gathering
on the small porch of the great
humble island home to watch tho
sun disappear and tho day fade out.
Wo have never seen such sublimity at
sunset as was witnessed almost daily
there. Wo were all so single in our desire
to watch its slow descent, that we
havo often wondered whether good
spirits sometimes gathered together with
us to watch tho sun ns it seemed to kiss
the great waters and go slowly down in
a blaze of glory far west of Sanibel.
The bitter to all this sweet came on
the day of separation. When we parted
from the "Troupe" wo had an aching
throat and no voice. But we were compensated,
in a large measure, by having
for our traveling companions, two as excellent
and happy friends as ono will
meet in a life's journey Will borguson.
tho quiet, true, unselfish gentleman and
his lovely and gentle sister May. lien
wo bid them good byo at Now Orleaim it
was like parting with brother and sister.
May they abide hero long and always in
peace. , . , ,, , lf , i
Mv entire trip was a delightful one. 1
can never forget the many pleasures attending
it the congeniality, the sympathy,
tho kindness of all. May this season
of rest and refreshing, with all its
good and happy hours, Boon return unchanged
to me. ,
and Undertakers' Goods !
The I.arjjcHt, Cheapest and Kent Assorted Stoek of
Wall Paper, llorder, Ceiling Decorations .
and Window Shades
F.ver exhibited in Stanford. Furniture and Undertakers' Stock is
full and complete. We call special attention to our
htdesthtjotible BTrai&i casket.
The best Casket of the kind ever invented.
Embalming under the most approved method when desired.
J. C. McClary, Salesmen and Embalmer.
A. Mo FENNli!
DRUGS, BOOKS, STATIONERY,
FANCY ARTICLES, &0
I'hyticiann prencriptiom accurately compounded.
THE LARCEST STOCK OF WATCHES,
CLICKS, JEWELRY & SILVERWARE.
Ever brought to thu market, l'rirc lower than
the lowed. Watchei, Clocki anil Jewelry lie.
paired on ihort'notlcu and warranted.
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Will keep constantly on hand a largo and select line of Furniture
and Undertaker's Goods. My prices will be as low as such goods
can be bought in the cities. Give mo a trial and you will be convinced
that I sell lower than the lowest.
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