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WEDNESDAY. JULY 21, 1897.
For Clerk of Court of Appeals,
SAM J. SHACKELFORD,
of Daviess county.
For Circnit Jinlpe
THOMAS J. SCOTT,
of Madison county.
For Comnionwcaltli'K Attorney
K A. CKUTCHER,
of Jessamine county.
W. W. COMBS.
P." II. SULLIVAN.
J. TEV1S CODB.
II. II. COLYEB.
S. II. THORPE, JK.
JOHN F. WHITE.
JAMES C. LACKEY.
T. 0. CUBBY.
Superintendent Public Schools,
J. W. WAGERS.
S. F. ROCK.
J. B. STOUFFEB.
For City Judpe
II. C. RICE.
For City Attorney
J." TALBOT JACKSON.
Court House TEVIS. PICKELS.
City Hall MERSHON, MAUI'IN.
University GIIISON, IIALLAItD.
Ft Macitrate N. 15. TURl'IN.
For Constable V L. SIMMONS.
We bad tbe pleasure of attending tbe
"National Democratic State Convention"
nbicli met in Loui-.i!le last
for tlie ostensible purpose of
a ndidate for Clerk of tbe Court
of Appeals, but with tbe real intention
of damning even body and everything
opposed to tbe Courier-Journal and
lKiltocracy. It win. a convention
composed almost wholly of
corporation lawyers. United
Stateb gaugcrp, railroad attorneys, bank
nttaches, ith the smallest number of
farmers that ever sat down in a State
Convention in Kentucky. And there
were many Republicans, a dozen negroes,
and the usual quota of people drawn
hitlur by the nound of music and the
yells of the infatuated worshipers of the
Kolden calf. And there were pcattered
throughout that assemblage many of the
undaunted followers of Wm. Jennings
Brain, drawn thither by curiosity and
a desire to personally learn the character
of the men who saved this country from
destruction last fall, and who propose to
plunge it yet deeper in misery because
t'ie gre it mass of its white inhabitants
refuse to bow the knee to their idol gold.
Despite the Herculean efforts of the
Courier.Journal and offers of free
irtation to all who applied; in a city ef
two hundred thousand and in a State of
two millions, and with five great leaders
for the attraction, the Music Hall was
not filled to its utmost capacity, which
gave rise to the reflection that if all thee
causes cannot conspire to enlist more
people in this nnDeniocratic jurty, then
its leaders should take the next necessary
and logical .stei join the Republicans
openlv and cease wearing the livery
of a party they have basely betrayed.
Hon. Arthur Carroll, of Louisville, was
temporary chairman, and from notes
which wo mado upon his speech we find
the first evidences of the presence of the
man Bryan men in the audience. "Old
time Democracy still lives," said Mr.
Carroll, whereat a loud voice in the rear
ejaculated 4To the tune of 5000!"
Slightly rattled lie proceeded without
interruption until by Borne unfortunate
-slip of the tongue he uttered tbe name
of Win. Jennings Bryan, whereupon
there was such cheering that Mr. Carroll's
voice was drowned in the uproar.
That was the first and last time Bryan's
name was mentioned during the entire
convention, for it was there, as it is everywhere,
the signal for demonstrations of
approval. Another incident occurred
which confirms the truth of the statement
that in that assemblage t well-dressed,
well-fed gentlemen there were
scores of followers of the only true Democracy.
In a long-winded speech a young
delegate mentioned the name of Joe
Blackburn and apologized for so doing.
Instantly all over the hall hisses w ere
hurled at the scornful pharisee, and then,
if not before, the managers of the affair
discovered that further mention of Bryan
and Blackburn would stir up a hornets
nest in their great love feast.
One by one the great ?iostates of
Democracy were paraded before the
crowd, to keep up their courage. Every
thing was "cut and dried," even the
music playing pieces supposed to be appropriate
to the occasion. No one
seemed to notice that when Mr. Carlisle
came forward the band played "Old
Kentucky Home.'but for the first time
since that immortal song of the soul was
written there was not . hand-clap or audible
utterance. It fell a dead as clods
upon a colli n box; it war. the most exquisite
satire. Mr. Carlisle ad not been
in a Kentucky convention foi ten years,
and has his law ollice aud
done in New York, under the 6hauo. of
Wall MrecL After Mr. Carlisle's
he was grabbed .by Bnckner and Biih
Bieckinridire and made to promise
that he would jolly them up
when the- spoke. The teemed
determined to hear Breckinridge, and
he came forward and baid he could not
change the program to speak at that
time. He remarked that lie had done
'all the talking in the fall campaign and
now it was right for the others to speak.
Watterson is back from Europe, Carlisle
is (out of a jobl, aud Lindsay's health is
restored." At night the silver-crested
fusionist from Fa etle spoke for nearly
two hours and what he said about his
glorious ancestors, must have caused the
.dmdes of the honored dead to trpmble in
their sockless feet at the sound of a voice
now raised against a people and a party
the- had faithfully served in war and in
Mr. Watterson said he had determined
nevermore to address a political
gatheriug. It Is highly probable
this resolution was made when he
discovered that wherever he talks to
the people of Kentucky his audiences
are not of his present political persuasion.
Having learned their Democratic
doctrine from him these people
are not prepared to unlearn the
lessons of a quarter-century, taught
by the Carlisles and Wattertons of
'73. 78, and '84. His speech we consider
the finest delivered at the convention,
but itwrs awfully line the
dying swan's song. Mr. Lindsay
made the point that four silver Democratic
Senators were the cause of the
Dingley Bill passing. He ought to tell
all the truth. Without the Palmer
and Buckner ticket and tho Democratic
vuto for Mclvinley last fall
there would have, been no Republican
President or Congress to-day, and
hence no Dingley bill to vote for.
(Jen'l.; Buckner did not make a
speech. He got in his work by nominating
Hindmau for Clerk, and tho
latter was elected as prearranged,
with only a show of opposition.
When the nominee began speaking
the crowd began to leave tho hall
and it was half empty when he finished.
The bloody work, however,
was done, and the five Generals without
an army armed themselves oil
the scene to return to their respective
precincts which neither of them
could carry in a for constable. The
convention declared outright for tne single
gold standard, and intends to keep
up the light against Bryan and silver until
the six and a half millions of their
followers are killed out or converted.
The delegates from Madison were:
Messrs. John W. Crooke, J. 15. Parkes.
W. II. Miller, T. P. Dudley, Geo. Pl.elps,
Jr., A. E. Carse, and Dr. J. W. Harris,
chaperoned by Collector C. II. RoJ.es.
RettrXixc. prosperity has struck another
snag bo we are told by the gold
bugs. This time it is the hot weather
Haxd around that plate of prosperity
you fellows. Why don't you?
We are cold and hungry and in distress;
and tho banks " too
Why don't you hand around the plate?
Why don't you ?
John D. White is never happy unless
he is in a political row. He has
aunounccd himself as a candidate
for Circuit Judge in his district and
it is probable the Republicans will
have to elect him to get rid of him.--Winchester
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Official Vote City Democratic Primary, July 15th
Mayor. City Jddoe Att'y. Court House. City Hall. University Ward.
1 2 c
w y ' ' r a. 5 . ?!. r5 ;
5 w u & I 3 2 ff : p b & s 3 s -
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Court Houee 67 63 41 88 20 57 137 31 189 140 83 90 52 73 88 102 90 72 58 50 47 66 19
City Hall. . 35 59 8 88 7 9 91 13 79 75 79 37 39 37 57 W 63 21 14 39 28 66 14
University.. 80 75 33 109 19 69 160 37 165 191 129 101 70 68 101 114 102 74 46 82 44 85 22
Total. . 172 197 82 285 46135 3S8 81 383 376 291 234 161 176 246 280 245 167 118 171 119 217 55
Majority 25 150 307 113 56 1 35 1 4 60
UnIjESs tlie present administration
gives us some legislation lookiug toward
tho reinonetization of silver
tliero will not be enough of it left in
four vears from now to-tell the-tale.
Gon, pivo ns new headers! Wo have
followed Cleveland, Carlisle, Watterson,
Buckner and Breckinridge for thirty
years. They would lead us still, but we
refuse to follow them further into the
camp of the destroyers. In other years
they were tho people's friends. Lured
away by jKrwer and money from their
noble tasks of uplifting the masses, it is
no wonder their followers are few, fashioned
like unto themselves, and wedded
to their idol gold.
One of the early camign stories now
being circulated for effect, is that which
brings Mr. 'Waller Bennett, Republican
candidate for, judge, into unfavorable no-tire.
Parties have started a report that
as president of the Big Hill turnpike, he
declines to sell that road to the county.
Mr. Bennett informs the Pantagraph
that he has never had an offer for the
pike, and that the stockholders will sell
if they can get & reasonable price. This
kind of talk is campaign capital, but will
L.l short of effect. Pantagraph.
As between the P.mtagraph and Squire
Armer, chairman of the turnpike committee,
we leave the public to judge.
Squire Armer states emphatically that
at a meeting called for the purpose of
buying the Big Hill pike, its president
Mr. Waller Bennett, and a majority of
the stockholders were present. They
refused the committee's ofiVr or $10,000,
ami demanded $19,500. That may be
good, "campaign material," but it is tlie
The only systematic organized charity
in existence in Madison county is the
Pattie A. Clay Infirmary, an institution
for the care of the indigent sick of the
city and county. Here trained nurses
and the best physicians nd minister to the
wants of patients who, otherwise, might
be thrown iijK)n the mercies of the
or upon the charity of tlie people.
Elsewhere appears an earnest appeal for
aid to preserve this noble institution
which, like other enterprises, feels the
blighting effects of the hard times. But,
unlike most enterprises, it has behind it
no other capital than the love of humanity
aud the sacrifices ot devoted womanhood
made in its behalf. May God raise
up in this time of need some friend to
enable ii to carry out the noble work
which philanthropy and private enterprise
have for five ears accomplished.
If you have aught to spare of money
or provisions, give now, remembering
"Homeless, near a thousand homes He
And, near a thousand tables, pined and
The time has been when the American
press, regardless of political affiliation,
would have denounced the autocrat
rule of any one as now exercised by
Mr. Speaker Keed.
Willi Reed as speaker, representative
government has become a farce. He
appears to rule and govern congress just
in accordance with his own will and desire
and his party colleagues dare not
his edicts even though they may
realize and know that they are ordered
aud driven like dumb brutes.
We admire the accomplishments and
tact of Speaker Reed, and well docs he
deserve the high honor conferred upon
him by his party. He has been a tower
of strength in all of his party's councils,
and on the floor of Congress, but nothing
he has done is of so vast importance
as to make of him the wisdom aud
mouth-piece of the Republican party,
and by virtue of his official position the
dictator of this Republic
To the younger element of citizenship
who look forwardjto the days when they
may be called upon to lake active part
in executing the will of the peopie, the
precedent set by Mr. Speaker Reed is
one iewed as being fraught with many
dangers to representative government.
We are pleased to note that a few of
the Republican press denounce the absolute
power exercised by the present
speaker over the congress, but they are
by far to few. We believe that a large
majority of patriotic people in the Republican
party in their hearts condemn
the idea of congress being run by one,
man. We doubt not but that they are
well pleased when see in those
papers fightfng for their party's success
squibs stating Uial 'Mr. Speaker Reeds'
congress has aJIounied from Friilay
This not a one-man Government
nor a two-man government
although Messrs. Reed and Hanna have
at this time the absolute control of our
legislative and executive affairs. Do our
Republican contemporaries endorse the
rule of the two Czars?
When distinguished men like Carlisle,
Watterson, Lindsay and Breckinridge
meet with others in convention
to discuss matters of public
importance and formulate principles
and denounce existing
evils, all thinking men who have any
desire for good government,-free institutions
and a happy and contented
people, will read and weigh well their
The people of Kentucky have just
heard the utterances of these four
men A people who have respected,
trusted and confided in each of them,
reacl their speeches delivered last
week with less prejudice and as much
coolness as any over delivered by
either of them heretofore. All realized
that the efforts of these distinguished
gentlemen, if they were
really honcst,would bo tophowtho
erring ones the folly of their contentions
and start them onco more on
the path of good government, and
become replaced in tho affection
of those that now distrust them. We
doubt notliut that the people wore
as anxious t hear as they were to be
They camo, they have spoken; but
j are ilio people satisfied even yet, of
their honesty ?
' We regret to give the answer-, but
tho "people of Kentucky are by no
means satisfied as to the honesty of
either of these gentlemen yet. One
assertion made by each of these gentlemen
was, that the cause of hard
times, broad-spread over the land,
was brought about by vicious financial
On this assertion all parties agree,
no one disputes; but there has been
some vicious, financial legislation; or
in other words there is now on the
statuto books of the United States a
law in regard to finance that is
vicious, dangerous, destructive;, destroying.
Then, if we all agree on this propo
sition, and wo mean Democrats, Republicans
and National Democrats,
honesty forces each to say that the
natural and loyal remedy must be
resorted to at once for relief. Three of
the gentlemen are lawyers by profession
and know well the only remedy
to remove vicious laws. Did
either of thorn point out the vicious
financial law they appeared to know-so
well and say to the people it should
be repealed ?
The people are satisfied that they are
as well acquainted with tlie remedy
as the cansc. They have failed to
suggest any remedy to a suffering
people. They look upon them while
they writho and sutror under tho existing
vicious laws which they declare
exist and tantalize them further
by saying "Bear it, and hush
grumbling. Quit agitating. By
and by you will have nothing, and
nothing to hope for or fet over and
then that vicious law, wont hurt yon.
You can go to the bottom much easier
now, than you can climb back to where
you were when this vicious law was
enacted. No, gentlemen, we agree
with you as to tho cause of your
trouble and it is fatal."
Tltis is the message these four have
brought the people of Kentucky, delivered
in convention assembled. It
may be true, but one to whom we are
proud to do honor says there is yet a
bright future for us and a brighter
ono for thoso who are to follow after
us if we will only remove this vicious
law, and we believe it.
Gentlemen, gd your way; the people
of Kentucky have heard yourand
they still distrust you.
Mrs. Claude Smith is visiting relatives
Mr. 0. R. Oldham returned on
Thursday from Mt. Sterling.
Mrs. John D. Feeny, Jr., of Paris,
is visiting hor parents here.
Mrs. S. F. Rock returned Monday
from a visit to friends in Irvine.
Mr. W. M. Oldham, of Texas, is
visiting relatives in this county.
Miss Lucy Ciow is visiting her
coustn, Miss Brown, at Frankfort.
Miss Lula Graham, of Lancaster,
is the guost of Miss Mollie Turpin.
Miss Aileen Burns, ot Cynthiana, is
the guest of her aunt, Mrs. T. II. Hart,
Miss Smith, the Collector's
stenographer, spent Sunday at
Misses Bessie McGinn and Emma
Parrish, of Versailles are guests of
Capt. R. B. Terrill is back from
Lebanon, O., and is stopping at the
Miss Nannie Parrish, of Columbus, O.,
is visiting her sifter, Mrs. Geo. Pickets,
on Second street.
Mrs. Mary W. Williamson and
children are visiting at G30 Sanford
Mrs. Dr. Jasper and son loft on
Monday for a visit to Mrs. A. ' P.
Mitchell at Wilmore.
MissUessie Lee Baughman was the
guest of her aunt, Mrs. Lee Morrow, du
ring the Lancaster fair.
Miss Sue McRoberts entertainod
last Thursday in honor of Miss Pattie,
ot Richmond. Danville Advocate.
Misses Madge Hart and EstellePoyntz
are the guests this week of "the latter's
aunt, Mrs. Anna Beau, of Mt. Sterling
A called meeting of the D. A. R. is
scheduled for 3 p. in. Thursday at tho
homo of the Regent, Mrs. C. D. Chon-
Miss Mary Pattie, of Richmond, who
who has been visiting Mrs. B. P: Phillips,
will leave for home to-morrow.
Mrs. Preston II. Eastin, of Lexington,
is visiting her sister. Mrs. Thos.
D. Chenault. She is accompanied
by her son, David.
Miss Lena MeConnell returned on
Monday to Talladega, Ala , after a
pleasant visit to Mrs. J. C.Miller and
Mrs. E. V. Gibson.
After an absence of thirteen years
Mrs. Richard Hockaday, of Kansas,
Is visiting her father, Mr. A. K.
Lackey, at Paint Lick.
Mrs. Chas. Baker, and two children,
Lula May and Fred, came
ovor from Lexington Thursduy to
visit Mr. Younger Norrls.
Mrs. Ellen Gibson, who left three
weeks ago for Fresno, Cal., has stop
ped enroute at Colorado .Springs and
Sau Antonio to visit friends.
Mrs. S. H. Stone and two youngest
sons came up from Frankfort on
Thursday anil are witli Major and
Mrs; John D. Harris, at Blythowo.od.
Mrs. Noalo and MiBs Morv Nealo
leave.thls week for Richmond. After
visiting friends there they go to
Danville and Harrodsburg and will-be
absent several weeks. Lexington
Herald, July 18.
.Mrs. "W. H. Shanks will entertain
the JSconomical Club next Tuesday
from 5 to 7 Misses Olllio Baldwin
aud Anne Bennett, of Richmond,
arrived yesterday to visit Mrs. W.
11 Shunks. Stanford Journal.
Miss Annie Phelps gave a moonlight
fete at tho home of her father,
Mr. Marcus Phelps, on Friday Bight,
which was largely attended. Shfr
gave another equally as enjoyable
Monday night at
Tho .Episcopal minister, Rev. Mr.
Spect, who n year ago married (he'
young heiress, MissPuriier. both. at'
the time'Ylsitingi In thia'city,is n)w
iir Washington .iD.'C.l; where he and
tatifn IS.A 1 toirtAk
4Ua fTtr -v W
style. They are the parents of twins
Katie and Matilda Douglas, of
Madison county, are visiting the
family of J. R. Davis Prof. Wm.
M. Jackson, one of tho principals of
the Campbellsvillo High School, bos
returned to this city after a visit of
several weeks to his home in Richmond.
The Lancaster Fair hop was given
on the beautiful lawn of Col. Charles
Walker, who erected a pavilion 40x60
and had Saxton's full band. From
this city were Misses Margueiettaand
Katie Smith, Dovey Letcher, Annie
Bennett and Ollie Baldwin, and
Messrs. W. O. Owsley, C. W. Tribble,
J. J. Nealo, V. R. Shackelford, J.
Speed Smith. Jr.. J. J. Greenleaf, Joe
Tevis, Warfleld Bennett, Wallace
Yates. The dance was a great finale
to tlie delightful Fair.
Mrs. Jason Walker's pretty home
was crowded on Friday night with
musicijlovers assembled at an impromptu
musical by Mesdames
Hanger, Burnntn, Keane, and Bennett,
of Lexington, whose vocal solos
were encored by tlie largo audience.
Mr. W. B Bright gave violin selections
which were as well received.
Misses Helen Bennett, Sarah
and Hollo McDowell dispensed
refreshments. The affair was highly
successful from a social aud musical
point of view.
Misses Lou'Beall and Lida Burgess
have returned to their respective
homes Wellsburg, W. Va., and Mays-ville,
Ky., having cpmo to this city
to act as bridesmaids at the
Brittain nuptials. Upon their every'
visit to itichinonu. where ttioy are
great favorites, they are feted by the
married and younger element until
their visits havejbeen anticipated
as among the happiest events of the
season. Both possess that real magnetism
that is irresistiblo in its
charm and wins many friends and
Miss Mary Leavell, of Richmond,
is tho guest of Miss Lucilc Arnold.
Miss Bessie Turley, of Rich
inond, is visiting tho familv of Mr.
Will Hiatt Mrs. J. T. Palmer and
daughter, Elsie, of Richmond, arc
visiting Mrs. J. M. Higginbotham.
Misses Mary and Dovie Letcher,
of Richmond, are spending the week
with Mrs. Ellen Owsley Miss
Lena Duerson, an accomplished
young lady of Richmond, arrived
last week to visit Miss Addie Arnold.
Will and Alec Denny entertained
quito a number of their Richmond
and Harrodsburg friends during
the Fair. Lancaster Record.
Miller. Notwithstanding the hot
weather aud hard times blessings are
continually showered upon the attaches
of this office. The latest wave
of prosperity landod a tiny babe at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ansil D.
Miller, and its name is Elizabeth
Gentry, for' its maternal grand
mother. Tlie little craft anchored at
tho Miller residence on Saturday,
July 17, at 8 p. m., bringing joy to the
hearts of its young parents, as well
as those of its grandparents, Mr. and
Mrs. R. L. Gentry, to all of whom
tho Climax force join? in heartiest
Harkis Mrs. Harris, mother of
Mrs. J. T. Akers, Miss Sue Harris
and the late Dr. J. Len Harris, died
on Monday at Floyd, Va.
CAJirnELL Mrs. Louise Campbell
died of hemorrhage on Sunday at her
home on Orange street. Funeral by
Dr. J. W. McCown on Monday, followed
by interment in Richmond
Talbot After months of tho most
beautiful, patient waiting, thorough
unspeakable cheerfulness and hope,
Mrs. Pauline Smith Talbot, widow of
Guilford Owsley Talbot, died at her
homo at Ilendersonville, Tenn., on
Saturday, July 15, 1897, at 7 p.
Talbot was ono of eleven
Gen. John Speed Smith, former
congressman and Grand Master of
Mosonry in Kentucky. She was born
Sept. 7, 1826, and leaves six children,
C. II. Talbot, of Gallatin, Tenn.; Mrs.
C. D. Dunn, Mrs. J. Alex Kizer, and
Mrs. Hewitt Shute, of
Tenn., Mrs. R. A.Musgrove, of
Texas, and Mrs. Eliza Talbot Jackson,
formerly of Richmond, now of
Hendorsonvillo. Of her ten brothers
and sisters all are dead except our
distinguished fellow citizen, J. Speed
Smith Within two short yeart throe
of the stauuehest and strongest have
passsd awny Gon. Green Clay Smith,
Dr. Curran C. Smith, and lastly Mrs.
Talbot. God bless her memory, and
may the influence of tho sainted dead
dweJL with her children and grandchildren
State op Ohio Citv of Toledo.
Lucas Countv. J
Frank J. Ciiknet makes oath that he
is the senior partner of the firm of F. J.
Cheney & Co., doing business in the
City of Toledo, County and State aforesaid
and that said firm will pay the sum
of ONE HUNDRKDDOLLAIJSforeach
and every ca.so of Catarrh that cannot be
cured by the use of Hall's Cataerh
FRANK J. CHENEY.
-Sworn to before me and subscribed in
my presence, this 6th day of December,
A. I). 1886.
' ' - A. VI. lUJCiJlOV11,
Hall's Batarrh Cure is taken internally
and acts directly on the blood 'and mucous
surfaces of the system. Send for testimonials,
F J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, 0.
8Sold by Druggists, 75c.
Dr. Ashbaugh challenges any man in
the; county lo beat him in the management
of bees. He says he stalled last
spring with seventeen stands of bees,
end now has" thirty-seven stands and
' is taken 1700 pounds of honey,
Jo The Young Ladies ot Madison County,
of the. Fair'.
When such fair beings as you have
jho rn'rnoss to honor on rcf 'air wilhr
your jurpresenco, it is perfectly fair
thaEymi should receive good fare from
ihp Fair dining
It would bp very" unfair it you should
not fare well every day at tho Fair,
since' it is tho endeavor of those
whose weliir depends upon tho success
of this Fair, to treat all who
come ,ly bnt to treat with especial
enrness those who, are asmi as yourselves
We are engaged In a fair
cause, that -is, to speak "without un-
airness, a warfare not againf t the fair
sex but against the pocko.tn of their
beaux. We therefore hope, gentle
reader, "still nirest found where all is
fair," that you will use all fair exertions
in behalf of the praiiieworthy
afmr which we have undertaken. It
you take sufficient our
to load yonrmY aid, you will appear
faimr than ever at the Fair; we
will never treat you nnfa'jrly, and
when you withdraw the light of your
fair countenance from our iar, we
will bid you a kind farewell. The
Fair begins July 27 and Instsr four
days. Yours Truly,
J. RonERT JtlGGS,
Asst. See'y. Madison Co Fair.
P. S. Bus fare, 10 cents.
Sunday School Convention at Waco.
The Madison County Sunday School
Convention convened "at Waco
chnrch Saturday and was called
"to order at 10:30 o'clock by Prof. C.
H. Poage. The following program
was carried out:
Address of Welcome Jesse Cobb.
The Ky. S S. Union; What it is and
Why It "is H. G. Browuoll.
The Pastor's Relation to the S. S.
Prof. Milton Elliott.
House to House Visitation Why
Mr. Fielder. How II. G. Urownell.
Its Value Prof. Poage.
Each point was ably discussed, and
with the feeling that always characterizes
these nieetingo. It is goner-
ally understood that Waco, as well as
Union, is noted for fine dinners, and
on this occasion it was fullv demonstrated.
The following officers were
elected for the ensuing year: Prof.
L. V. Dodge, Berea, President; A. 1)
Smith, Richmond, Vice President; W.
F. Baumstark, Waco, Secretary and
An executive board was elected,
consisting of one member from each
magisterial districo and two from
The next meeting of the county
union will be held July at
' Called To Campbellsville.
J. Robert Riggs was telegraphed
last Thursday to accept the assistant
principalship of the Campbellsville
Academy, and ho left on Saturday to
investigate the field, which is first-class
in every respect. Last year it
was in charge of Profs. Rice Miller
and Wm. M. Jackson, both C. U.
graduates. The latter will remain,
and it is presumed he proposed Mr.
Rigcs' name to the trustees, knowing
that he is in every way competent to
fill tlie position. Mr.Riggs was graduated
at the head of his class at C. V.
in 'DC, Magna Cam Lavde, and last
year taught at the Kingston High
School, this county, assisting J. Robert
Boatman, but had lately decided
to enter the Law School of C. U. to
be opened here this fall. Despite hi
flattering oHer to teacli at Campbellsville
his friends are urging him to
decline it and remain in Richmond.
It is certain he has a bright future
before him, and whether as a pedagogue
or a disciple of the
lawyer. Judge Win. Chenault, it
is easy to predict a brilliant career for
this brainy young gentleman.
At present Mr. Riggs is assistant
secretary of the Madison County
Fair Association and assistant Grand
Recorder and editor of the Delta of
tho Sigma Nu fraternity, in both of
which positions he gives the greatest
satisfaction. In common, with his
warm friends here, the Climax
would regret exceedingly to lose
him from the community.
Four Peopie Wanted 444.
Postmaster Willis anil his corps of assistants
were rushed to death almost, by
the work of arranging tlie postoffice last
week, and experienced much finnoyance
and no little amusement- by incidents
which occurred in connection with the
transfer to the handsome new building.
Tho Register narrates a joke psrpetrated
by Hugh Colyer upon Coiey Wallace, respectively
Democratic and Republican
candidates for sheriff. Together they
happened in at the postoffico and were
being shown through the elejmnt apartments
by the accomplished and agreeable
P. M.; J. B. Willis, Esq. Mr. Wallace is
of a rather serious or earnest nature,
whilst Mr. Colyer is always ready for a
joke or a good laugh. As they wore inspecting
the furnishings of tho large department
which Joe Willis presides over
Mr. Colyer inquired the prio) of a lock
box. Upon being told, he pmmptly re
sponded: "You can just reserve No.
for me I shall shortly move to town for
four years, and will need it." Mr. Wallace
denies that the remark jointained
anything humorous. If it did, he declares
lie failed to see the point.
Another incident is that w.nch illustrates
the pride, selfishness or sensitiveness
of humanity. In the choice of new
boxes person were controlled hv some caprice
or whim, and it happened that several
individuals applied for tlie same box
No. 1, for instance, was quite popular,
but it had already been assigned to Col.
David W. Irvine. Among the most
sought-after boxes were 222 and 333. But
444 was most desired. This number suggests
tho famous combination known
among the sports ns 4-11-44, and would
easily be remembered. People of the
masculine gender applied, one after an-ter
another, for this box, but were informed
that it bad been for eight yeais
the number of tho "Western Uaion Telegraph
Company, was known abroad, and
that it, as well as similar boxes, had been
Highest Honors Worldfs Fair,
A pure Grapejtream.of Tartar Powder. vFre
uf u nnwnouia, mum or any otner aautteraBt,
Gloomy, Hopeless Life
Internal Pains Lamo, Tlrod, Nervous
Every Bad Symptom Cured
by Hood's SarsapanlSa.
" For nearly flvo years I suffered with
aBevere case of Etcmach trouble. Iliad
pains in my stomach and bowels so that I
could not stand or work, without great
suCerlng. My appetite was very poor nnd
when I did cat anything J was shortly
sttorwardS3eIzed with vomiting spells. I
could not rest at uijht and feli lame and
tired all over. I became nervou3 and had
nc enerrjy whatever. My life seemed
gloomy and hopeless. My husband advised
mc to take Hood's Sarsaparllla, as
he had l'ecn taking it with great
I began taking It and tho first bottle
did mo a great deal of good. I continued
with It regularly and have now
almost fully rcgaiaed my natural weight
and am doin nearly all my housework."
Mns. Kixda Crockee, Gladstone, Ala.
" My blood was out ot order and I had
n energy. After taking two bottles of
Hood's Sarsaparilla I felt better than for
a year." Mahion W. Smith,
Hood's Sarsaparilla Is sold by druggists.
?1, six for ?5. Be sure to get Hood's.
reserved. Tin's offended some over sensitive
individuals who blamed the postmaster
with partiality, etc. As a matter
of fact, those who aided him 111 his laborious
task of arranging the office, were
ones w ho have a kick comini; to them,
if there is ground for complaint, as they
were compelled to fare alike with the
public in selecting their boxes.
An Appeal To The Citizens of Madison
At tho last meeting of tlie Pattie A.
Clay Infirmary Association I was
asked to write a reminder to the citizens
of the town and couuty, that we
very much nerd contributions of
money tii(t provisions in oruer 10
carry "on our work successfully. We
have now been in existence nearly
live years and through the liberal
help'gncn, have kept open the doors
for the sick and suffering, both rich
.mil i'oor, and feel confident that all
who have partaken of our wire have
bee.it comforted and are thankful that
we have such an institution in our
midbt. We wih vry much that the
people of Mndisuii would come during
tne visitimr hours, irom L'iojo clock,
when they are in town, and see for
themselves how the money is expended
that the county .Magistrates
pay towards tho expenses Nowhere
caii five dollars, wnicii they give for
each patient per week, rotiirn moro
than here, in relif f for suffering and
good care of the county's sick.
Judges Chenault and Liurnam have
both testilied that it twice as
much to have them taken care of outside,
and nothing like ;o"welI done.
Very few deaths have occurred m
proportion to tho number of patients,
and they were largely patients who
had a bare chance tor life when taken
to the Infirmary, 'this institution
belongs to all tlie jieople of tho
county, rich and poor, anil it is therefore
incumbent upon all to do what
they can to uphold aud make it a success.
Those who hae money nnd
wish to erect an enduring monument
to their beloved diad, comd
not put up a better one than to endow
a bed or tuiiid a room in their memory.
We need very much an endowment
fund so ns to put this mo.st
worthy institution upon n solid foundation.
The college should have a
bed where the sick students could be
nursed All the churches should
combine nnd endow a bed. A good
endowment sum would secure this as
a periiianen gift to the county, and
uiul as it is the one charity in the
county, and so rich n one as Madison,
the people ought to see that it is
done, 'lliere are unpaid officers in
the association only the nurses,
housekeeper and servants, who
have small salaries; all the" rest of
the persons connected with it have
only their benevolent and ehariable
feelings to spur them 011 to do the arduous
and by no means pleasant duties
of thoii offices The interest of
the community seems to have slackened
very much in the past year.
We hope that this will remind you
all that we are much in need of provisions
and money, and your active,
personal knowledge of how this
work is done. Come and see and encourage
us, who are bearing the
brunt of the work; many hands and
hearts lighten the labor, and cheer
those who have their shoulders to
the wheel. Dont standoff and
but give us your experience,
knowledge and cheer. We need that
as well as money and provisions.
May we not confidently look for an
increase of interest, aud if all pull together
we can accomplish a great
deal. All need to help us run it successfully.
All havo equal right and
duty towards it. It belongs to no set
of persons, you and I are equally
under obligations to help and make
a success of it. We are practically
out of debt, have nursed many patients,
have added a new operating
room, bath room, children's ward and
colored women's and children's ward,
and have a four hundred dollar endowment
fund loaned at interest.
Do add to it; that is a pitiful amount
after these live years that a few devoted
women have run the establishment.
Tlie physicians, too, have been
most generous in giving their attention,
free of charge, to the county
patients, thereby saving hundreds of
dollars to the county, more indeed
than the county pays to us in fees
alone. Come let's all join in and
help to do this work. Join the association
so you can have your say as
to how it shall be conducted. One
dollar for membership. Send in your
name and tho dollar. Respr.,
Mks.Mahy B. Cuay,
One of the Board of Managers.
Register and Pautagrapn pleaso
Kirksville Democratic Committee Call
At a meeting of the Democratic
Committee at Richmond, Ky., held
n tho 5th day of July, 1897, the following
resolutions were adopted:
1st. It is ordered that a Democratic
primary election be held at the
various voting precincts in Kirksville
Magisterial District on the 7th
day of August, 1S97, to select Democratic
candidates for Magistrate and
Constable, and tho polls shall bo
open from 7 a m. to 4 p. in. in
voting orecincts for the aforesaid
2nd. That for the purpose of defraying
the expenses of conducting
said primary election, tho candidates
who propose to submit their names,
shall, on or before the 20th day of
July, 1897, pay to the chairman of
this committee the following sums:
Candidates for Magistrate and
Constable, $10 each.
3rd. That said primary election
shall be conducted by officers; to be
hereafter named by this committee
4th. That the Chairman and Secretary
of this committee are hereby
appointed. a committee to provide the
ballots and make all arrangements
for holding said election
5th. It is ordered that all legally
qualified voters who consider themselves
Democrats, and who will support
the nominees of this primary'
election, and all young men now
under the asre of twenty-one years,
who will attain llieir majority on or.
before the next general election, in
November, 1897. and who declare
their purpose and intention to affiliate
with tho Democratic party, shall
be entitled to vote in said primary
(ith. That the Chairman of this committee
give public notice of this election
.by iting a. copy 3l this onler at each of
the three votins places in Kirksville and
shall publish neapyef this order in every
ifsue oi the Richmond Climax from
dte"of adoption'to lime of said primary
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passed entirely out 01 style. u n-n
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And aught to have them anyway, ami
since she been so very economical
you during the recent
And now you can get them at very U '
providing you come to us from thcni. tl
no excuse for you not makinir her ;
means home more pleasant for yur!f.
Our Stock is Complete (
And not an article but what ha been luj?i
first of the year and entirely te . many t
mention each one, so just rem, uilier :.
we have anything you may want in th- F
line and if you do not believe it, come art!
M Forget lo
Furniture and Undertakers.
Tan and Oxbloocl,
and Bulldog Toes,
B Lace and Con cress,
N w Go At $2.00
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Shackelford & Gentry u
D. B. Shackelford will
into partnership uiih
profits with them by
under the tinu
Shackelford & Co.,
have their friends call
of Cultivators, Double
Ice Boxes, peering
Harvester Twine, Fly
and Screen Doors and
Kettles, Emit Jars
the cheapest, best and
of Builders Hardware,
and Stoves in the
- Successor -v
The firm of
dissolved, and Mr.
take his customers
him dividing the
selling goods cheaper
They' will do business
nnd will be glad to
and see the best line
Bhovels and Extra
Vater Coolers and
Binders, Mowers and
Traps. Ely Eans
nd Cans, in fact
largest assorted line
City. Call and see
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Spring Cleaning; jm,
-why not make it a lit
more pleasant or