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Savage beliofs, or
fcioiiH, as to the interference of supernatural
power in the affairs of human
life, prevail everywhere among the
negroes c f the South to an extent which
Northern people would scarcely imagine
without special study of the subject.
This is not to be wondered at win n we
ibserve how largely piohtstoric forms of
thought survive even in cultivated Northern
commuuilies. I think there are no
negroes, perhaps, except the few educated
young men, who are free from the
influences of the general belief in sigus,
charms, dreams, spells and magical
Nearly every neighborhood
has an old man or women who possesses
unearthly power.?, and who is constantly
consulted and appealed to for assistance
in connection with the love a Hairs and
the quarrels of the colored people, and
in cases of protracted or mystcrous sickness.
The belief in the power of the
evil eye is nearly universal, as in the
notion that perso is, domestic animals,
wcIIb, and particular places can bo
"tricked" that is, have a curse or
malign spell put upon them by anybody
who knows the "charm," or
method of procedure which will produce
such a result. A nail driven into the
ground, with certain magical preliminaries
and accompaniments, is a potent
means of dire injuries and revenges. In
matters of love, courtship and marriago
the negroes are usually extremely j.
and su picious, and magical arts are
commonly invoked to secure affection, to
alienate those who are already attached
to each other, and to protect aggressors
from detection or punish mont. There
aro various spells of formuhc for such
purposes. They usually include the
use of a scrap of some article of clothing
wtiich has been worn by the person who
is to bo tricked, or a shred of his hair, a
piece of a or toe-nail, or even
some dusfc from his shoes. A volume
might bo written on the beliefs of the
colorod people regarding the supernatural,
and on this department of their
folk-lore, and the subject would probably
ns well repay attention as the ideas and
race characteristics of savage tribes in
distant parts of the world. Atlantic.
Caught at His Own Game.
Years ago, into a wholesale grocery
store in Boston walked a tall, muscular-looking
man, evidently a fresh comer
from some backwoods town in Maine or
New Hampshire. Accosting the person
he met, who happened to be the merchant
himself, ho asked :
"You don't want to hire a man in yom
store, do you?"
" Well," said the merchant, "I don't
know ; what can you do?"
"Do?" said the man, " I rather guess
I can turn my hand to almost anything
what do you want done?"
"Well, if I was to hire a man, it would
be one who could lift well ; a strong,
wiry fellow. One, for instanco, whe
could shoulder a sack of collet like thai
yonder, and carry it across the floor ano
never lt it down."
"There, now, Captain," said the conn
trrnmn, " that's just me. I can lift anything
1 hitch to ; yon can't suit me better.
What will yoi give a man that will
suit you ?"
"I'll le 1 you," said the merchant, "il
you'll shoulder that sack of coffee and
carry it across the store twice, and never
lay it down, I will hire you tor a year at
$100 a month."
"Done," said the stranger, and by
this time every dork in the store had
gathered around and waited to join in
the langli against the man, who, walking
up to the sack, throw it across his shoulder
with poifect ease, though extremely
heavy, and walking with it twice across
the floor, went qniety to a largo hook
which .was fastened to the wall, and
hanging it up, turned to the merchant
and said :
"There, now; it mny lmug there till
doomsday; Ishallnesoi tako it down.
What shall I go about now, mister?
Give me plonty to do and ono hundred
dollars a mouth and it's all right."
They broke into a la'ngh, and the merchant,
discomfited , yet satisfied, kept
his agreement, and to-day . the. green
countryman is ihe'seniorpartnerih tlie
linn, and is worth a million dollars.
F. L. TRAYSER, .
Front St., 4 doors wckI of Hill Houhc
Grand, Upright and Square Pianos, also the
bestiuake of Organs ut lowest manufacturers'
prices ; Tuning und Repairing. ' ul.7
FIRST NATIONAL BANK
CAPITAL STOCK 210,000.
JAMES M. MITCHELL,
E. F. CLEVELAND,
Architect and Builder,
3 ESTIMATES of work and building plans fur.
j nished promptly and on the most reasonable
CHINA, GLASS and QUEENSWARE
at a small margin above COST. I have just received
a large slack ot new goods irom New
York und Europe, which I propose to sell out
at a very small margin above cost.
KNIVES AND FORKS,
Clocks and Silverware a specialty.
O. A. McCARTIIBY, China Depot,
2s" o. .'.0 Second Street.
BURSESS c NOUN,
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
f3tple .3a.ci Fancy
Dry Goods, Notions, &c
LAETEI & WORICKf,
Contractors and Builders.
"1 nished for
j umiicu iui
.ill tnttth . t I ( . L?lH Aa.
wi nuift iii uui uue. oiiui) uu
Third street near Wall, Mavsville, Ky. mini
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A T T OUNKY
Ji A W
nnd Comity Judge,
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adjoining Counties and Court of Appeals.
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ATTORNEYS AT LAW
Ami Examiners for Mason County,
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ng counties. Special attention given
ection of claims. Remittances made promptly
Ollico Third StreoMiearCourthou.se. julylo
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I Examiner for Mjtson County and Real Estate:
and Insurance Agent. Special attention given
to collections. Oflice Court street, Maysvllle,
Ky. . n24
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ATTORNEY AT LAW,
OFFI CE CO UJt T STREET,
march 11.JL880. BAY,JL,yi KYl
Tl. W. S. Moores, I)cutiNtT
FUEL SET OF TEETH .)? 10.
ix riiEETH drawn by SPRAir. Of-V
J- lice old stand. Second street.
ry li. X. smith.
COURT STEET, - MAYSVILLE, KY,
(Jas used in the extraction of teetli dl
J. H. SOUSLEY,
Architect, Contractor and Builder,
ESTIMATES lurnished and ujl work war
ranted. Shop on Fourth Street betweej
Aiaiuei anct ijimesione.
Wholesale and Retail
! J . T. CA HS1D Y. F. M . YOUN G
Produce and Commission Merchants,!" Market
Street, (B. F. Thomas & Co.'s old stand.)
Ivy. Dealers in all kinds of Field and
Garden Seeds, Flour, Fruits, Potatoes, Bacon
and Lard, pure Liquors ol all kind, Canned
Goods n specialty. Highest market price paid
either in cash or trade lor all kinds of Country
Pioduce. Consignments solicited. f231y
Fashionable ready-made clothing, in the lat
est styles and fabrics at
Unprecedented LOW Prices.
New slock just received direct from the manufacturers
consequently there will be no extra
commissions to bo paid.
We will not bo under undersold, Our prices
are the lowest and our goods of the very best
qualify. Give us a call and save money.
Suits made to order on reasonable terms,
V1CROY & LEE,
Second St., adjoining Snlsor, Petry & Co.
Fire, Life , and Marine.
CA H P F T
JhC aft p&Je tUsI
c A A a r "
Tlie lafje9t and most elegant assortment of all shades of
Carpets, Lace Curtains
and UPHOLSTERING GOODS
Is constantly to be found at onr extensive warerooms. Special attention paid
to non-resident buyers.
Geo. F Otte fc Co.,
lOSW. 3F"yuLarfcla St., Ol33.oixiLa,tli O.
CITY AND COUNTY DlltECTOKY.
. . .IV " i x
Courts Circuit Court.
Judge A.E.Colo. , ,
Commonwealth's Attorney T. A. Curran.
Clerk li. D. Parry. " '
Tuesday alter second Monday in January
April, July and October in each year.
Judge-G. 8. Wall.
County Attorney J. L. "Will taker.
Clerk-W. W. Ball.
Second Monday ol each month.
Tuesday after second Monday in March, June
September and December In eacli year.
Maysvllle, No. l.-W. IJ. Pollock and J. L
Grant, ilrstand third Tuesdaysin March, Juno
September and December,
Maysvllle, No. 2. Win. Pepper and W. L
Ilolton, first Saturday and fourth Tuesday
Dover, No. 3 A. A. Gibbon and A. F. Dobyns
first and third Weduesday, same month.
Minerva, No. 4-0. N. Weaver and J. IT. Watson,
llrst and third Tuesdays, samo mouths.
Germaiitown, No.fi S. F. Pollock and James
Fegnn, first and thlid Saturdays, same months.
Sardis, No. O-.T. M. Ball and J. W. Tllton,
second and fourth Saturdays, same months.
Mayslick, No. 7-C. W. Williams and J. D
Raymond, second and fourth FrldayB, same
Lewisburg, No. 8 J. M. Alexander and
Ah tier Hord, second and fourth Thursdays,
Orangeburg, No. 0 W. D. Coryell and W. J.
Tully. llrst Saturday and last Monday, same
Washington, No. 10 John Ryan and James
Sinithers, fourth Tuesday and third Wednesday,
Murphysville, No. II Lewis Jefferson and
E.L.Gaul!, fourth Monday and third Thursday,
Fern.. Leaf, No. 12-S. E. Mast in and J. B.
Burgess, second and fourth Saturdays, saiut
Maysvllle, No. 1-J. P. Wallace.
Maysvllle, No. 2 W. L. Moran.
Dover, No, 3 W. B. McMillan.
Minerva, No. ! James Runyon.
Gei man town, No. 5 Isaac Woodward.
Sardis, No. 0 J. A. Collins.
Mayslick, No. 7 Thomas Murphy.
Lewisburg, No. 8 S. M. Strode.
Orangeburg, No. 0- Thomas Hise.
Washington, No. 10 James Gault.
Murphysville. No. 11 W. R. Prather
Fern Leaf, No. 12-B. W. Wood.
Society Meeting's Jlosonic.
Confidence Lodge, No. 52, first Monday ol
Mason Lodge, No. 812, third Monday of each
Maysvllle, Chapter, No. 9, second Monday of
Maysvllle Commandery, No. 10, fourth Monday
of each month.
I. O. O. F,
Plsgah Encampment, No. 8, second and
fourth Mondays in each months at 7 o'clock.
DeKalb Lodge, No. 12, Tuesday night, each
week, at 7 o'clock.
Ringgold. No. 27, Wednesday night, each
week, at 7 o'clock.
K. of P.
Limestone Lodge, No. 36, Friday night ol
I. O. VF. M.
Wednesday night each week, at their hall on
Sodality B. V. M.
Second and fourth Sundays in each month
at their hall on Limestone street.
Fattier Hint hew T. A. S.
First Sunday in each month, at their hall on
St. Patrick's Itenovolont Kocleiy.
Second Sunday in each month, at their ha
on Limestone street.
CJfjar Blakcr' Union.
Flist Tuesday night in each month,
I. O. ,T.
Monday night ol each week.
It. U. R. it., arrives at 9:30 a. m. and 8:15 p. m
Departs ut o:J5 a. ni. and 12 in.
Honanza, down Monday, Wednesday and
b ridays at 6 p. m. Up Tuesday, Thunsduy and
Saturday at 8 p. m.
Tlie Board ol Council meet the llrst Thursday
evening in each month.
Mayor Horace January.
President L. Ed. Pearce.
First Ward Fred. IJendel, E. L- Nute, L. Ed,
Second W. Martin, Thomas' J
Chenoweth, M. C. Hutchlns.
Third Ward Matt. Pearce, Richard Dawson
Fourth Waul Dr. J. P. Phister, B. A.
Fifth Ward Win. li. Mathews James Hall
Treasurer and Collector E. E. Pearce.
Clerk Harry Taylor.
HpuuMpm i Charles MoAulifl.
Wharfniaster Rohert Flcklin.
Wood and Coal Inspector Peter Parker.
Market master M T. Cockerlll.
City J.T. Strode
Keeper of Alms House Mrs. S. Mills.
T W. AI.ItltAITII,
Attorney and Counsellor at Law,
COURT STREET, , , , if. ..
mai2lduw , , Maysvllle, Ky