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Z4. BY THE PlttlBENT . wSs
Washington Not Deceived.
He bad too frank a Judgment npon
affairs to cheat himself with falsa
bopee. "An Innate spirit of freedom
first told ma that the measures which
administration hath for soma time
been and now are most violently pur
suing are repugnant to ever? principle
of natural Justice," had been his earn
est language to Bryan Fairfax ere he
set out for the congress; "whilst
much abler heads than my own bath
fully convinced me that It Is not only
repugnant to natural light, but sub
versive of the laws and constitution
of Qre'at Britain Itself, In the estab
lishment of which some of the best
blood of the kingdom hath been split.
. . ". I could wish, I own," he had
added, "that this dispute had-been
left to posterity to determine."
Could Be No Compromise.
But he knew more clearly than ever
before, as he rods homeward fn,m
tne congress through the autumu
woods, that it had not been; that Lee
and Henry and Mason were rightly of
the same mind and purpose with the
men from Massachusetts; that confer
ence had only united and heartened
those who stood for liberty In every
colony; that there could be no com
promiseperhaps no yielding either
and that every man must now take
his soberest resolution for the times
Washington turned steadily to his
private business for the winter, never
theless, as was bis wont pushed for
ward the preparation and settlement
of bis western lands, and stood guard,
as before, over the soldiers' grants
upon the Ohio, against official bad
faith and negligence.
The Busiest Man In Virginia.
"For a year or two past there has
been scarce a moment that I could
properly call my own," he declared to
a friend who solicited his promise to
act as guardian to his son. "What
with my own business, my present
ward's, my mother's, which is wholly
in my hands, Colonel Fairfax's, Colonel
Mercer's, and the little assistance I
have undertaken to give In the man
agement of my brother Augustine's
concerns, together with the share 1
take In public affairs, I have been con
stantly engaged In writing letters, set
tling accounts, and negotiating one
piece of business or another; by
'which means I have really been d
prlved of every kind of enjoyment, and
had almost fully resolved to engage
In no fresh matter till 1 had entirely
wound up the old."
Does Not Shirk Responsibility.
Hs promised to undertake the new
charge, nevertheless. It was stuff of
his nature to spend himself thus, and
keep his powers stretched always to a
great compass. j
With the new year (1775) public af
fairs loomed big again, and o.ninous.
The petitions of the congress ac Phil
adelphia had been received in Eng
land almost with contempt, Chatham,
Indeed, with that broad and noble sa
gacity which made him so great a
statesman, had proposed that Ameri
ca's demands should be met, to the ut
most length of re pet 1 and withdrawal
of menace, and that she should be ac
corded to the full the self-government
she demanded in regpect to taxation
and every domestto concern.
Chatham's fervid Warning.
"It is not cancelling a piece of parch
ment," he cried, "that can win back
America," the old Ore burning hot
within him; "you must respect her
fears and her resentments."
The merchants, too, In fear for their
trade, urged very anxiously that then
should be Instant and ample conces
sion. But the king's stubborn auger,
the parliament's Indifference, the mln-
anything wise or generous ahouid be telephone lineman, engaged in
done. stringing a wire from this city to
Adding insult to injury. j Mt sterling, was -rendered un-
Instead of real concessions there was , . . . .. , ,
fresh menace. The ministry did. Indeed. Conscious and painfully burned
offer to exempt from taxation every on the neck when he came in
colony that would promise that by its i contact with a live wire. While
buTr exhale. TSZt , running from under a pole which
fence and Imperial administration workmen had let fall, Smith en
in the hope thereby to disengage the countered the wire which had
gov! bee" pulled to the ground by the
ernment. falling pole. The wire caught the
But Massachusetts wa at once pro-1 man around the neck and pain
.'L riS VZL ' fully burned him. Shortly before
trade. New England fishermen were de
nied access to the Newfoundland fish
eries, and ten thousand fresh troops
were ordered to Uoston.
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Neither the pleas of their friends nor ;
the threats of their euiulea re-chud
the ears of the colonists promptly
from over sea that sprlug; but they
were not slow to perceive tbat they
must look for no concessions; and
did not wait upon parliament in their
preparation for a doubtful future.
Upon the very day the "congress of
committees" at Philadelphia adjourn
ed, a "provincial congress" In Massa
chusetts, formed of Its own authority
In the stead of the bouse of delegates
the governor had but Just now dis
solved, bad voted to organise and
equip the lull It la of the colony and to
collect stores sud arms.
Virginia In Arms,
Virginia bad been equally bold, and
almost equally prompt, far away as
she seemed from the king's troops at
Boston. By the and of January Charles
Lee could write from Williamsburg:
"The whole country Is full of soldiers,
ail furnished, all in arms. . . .
Never was such vigor and concord
heard of, not a single traitor, scarcely
a silent dissentient"
"Every county Is now arming i.
company of men for the avowed pur
pose of protecting their committees,"
Dun more had reported to the ministry
before the year 1774 was. out, "and to
be employed against government if
occasion require. As to the power of
government which your lordahip di
rects should be exerted to counteract
the dangerous mersures pursuing
here, I can assure your Icrdshlp that
It Is entirely disregarded, if not whoU
ly overturned. There Is not a Justice
of peace In Virginia that ao's excep
as a commttteetn. n; the abolishing of
courts of justice was the first step
taken. In which the men of fortune
and pre-eminence Joined equally with
the lowest and meanest."
- Washington Asked to Lead.
Company after company, as it form
ed, asked Colonel Washington to as
sume command over It, not only In bis
own county of Fairfax, but in counties
also at a distance and he accepted
the responsibility as often as it was
offered to him.
"It Is my full Intention." he said,
simply, "to devote my life and fortune
to the causa ve are eng&eed in. i
needful;" and he had little doubt any
longer what was to come.
8till Runs With the Hounds.
He found time, even that, stirring
year, to quicken his blood once and
again, nevertheless, while winter held,
by a run with the hounds; for he was
not turned politician so sternly even
yet as to throw away his leisure upou
anything less wholesome than the hale
sport he loved.
On the 20th of May. 177?, the sec
ond Virginian convention met. not in
Williamsburg, but at Richmond, and
its chief business was the arming of
Maryland had furnished the ironical
formula with which to justify what
was to be done: "Resolved, unani
mously, tbat a well-regulated militia,
composed of the gentlemen freehold
ers and other freemen. Is the natural
strength and only stable security of
free government; and that such
militia will relieve our mother-country
from any expense in our protec
tion and defense, will obviate the pre
tence of a necessity for taxing us on
that account, and render it unneces
sary to keep any standing army
ever dangerous to liberty in this
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
News That Voa Cent Oet Elsewhere
Mrs. Sam Schooler, of Lancaster, has
been the guest of her two sons, Roy and
Crover for the past week.
Mrs. Brutus Warren, of Teetersville, was
the guest one day this week, of Mrs.
Mr. M. M. Ross an J friends are enjoying
the new Rambler which he purchased
some few days ago.
Mrs. Grover Schooler has returned from
a few day's visit to her sister in Berea.
Mrs. Conrad Long and Mrs. Leslie Cotton
left yesterday for Winch aster to be with
the former's sister, Miss Mary Todd, who
may have to undergo a serious operation,
Winchester. Harry Smith, a
the accident in which Smith was
injured. Will McDonald, a work
man in the employ of the same
company, received a painful injury
when a pole Spike
through his right hand. A pole
spike was also driven nearly
through the foot of Wesly Wil
liams, of South Park.
Famous Single Comb Rhode Island Reds
of the Red Velvet strain. Eggs. $1.50 per
age. 125 7th St, Richmond. Ky. 4 lyr
Registration day for the August
Primary is set for July 19. tf
News In and
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Miss Dora Ely left Thursday for Buck
Mrs. J. C Steele Is Visiting her mother
In Myden, Ky.
nr. uan n. nrecK, 01 Kicnmona, was in
II. fx St t-ft a . a
Prof and Mrs. F o Clark visited in
Eftm Co., last week! -'
Mr. D. ' N. Welch was In Clark County
a few days last week. '
Mr. c. c. Kinnard. oi Omaha. NeK
arrived in Berea last week.
Miss Clara Minter is visiting relatives in
Bonneville, Ky, this week.
Mr. I. W. Creech and Bob Carne. of
London, were In Berea, Sunday.
Misses Lou and Marie Philips, of Wildie,
were In town shopping, Saturday.
The Pocahuntas Camp Fire girls enjoyed
last Thursd ay on Kobe mountain.
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Wagers have returned
after several days visit at Stanton Camp.
Messrs. Willie and Gilbert Wilson, of
Kirksvllle, visited Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Dick,
Mr. Jim Coyle who was operated on two
weeks ago at Cihaon Infirmary is able to
be at home.
Mrs. Jack Laswell, of Brush Creek,
visited her mother. Mrs. Nannie Brana-
man, Thursday. '
Rev. Dwight Willett who has been con
ducting a revival meeting at Valley View
Mr. Mont Hanson has returned to his
home in MidJIetown, O., altera few weeks
visit with relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter McWhorter, of
Denver, Colo., visited at the home of
Felix Estridge a few days last week.
Miss Amelia McWnorter who is attend
ing school at Easter Kentucky Normal
spent Saturday and Sunday at home.
Miss Cora Spicer, of Richmond, who
underwent an operation for appendicitis at
College Hospital last Monday is doing
Mrs. J. H. Jackson and Mrs. W. H.
Duncan and children are spending the
week with Mrs. Leon Isaacs in Estill
Mrs. Maggie Ogg and daughter left
Thursday for Buckhorn, Ky. Mrs. Ogg
will be Matron of Boarding Hall of VV'lth
Miss Andry Wood Richardson who
visited her sisters, Mrs. L. A. Davis and
Mrs. G. C. Dick returned to
her home in'
Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Chrisman -
ftw Have In Plnrlnnafl lact uMk urlr
daughter, Neva, who is at the Conservatory
of Music. Mr. Christman returned Friday.
Mrs. Chrisman and Neva will visit relatives
in Indiana before returning. '
Brings Great Honors to Rich
mond, Madison County,
and to the State.
A wire from Salt Lake City
conveys the glorious news that
Dr. Crabbe, our honored Presi-;
dent of the Normal,' has won ad
ditional honors for himself in the
meeting of the 'National Educa
tional Association now in session
at that place.
Dr. Crabbe was elected Presi
dent of the Normal School sec
tion of this great assembly.
It will be remembered that last
year he was elected to this posi
tion in the Southern Educational
Association which met at Louis- '
ville. Now he is advanced to the
same office in the National body,
Additional honors came to him
in another direction. Dr. Crabbe
was one of a committee to pre-
pare a Declaration of Principles
for Normal School government
The set of resolutions prepared
by him was unanimously adopted
by the national body.
Richmond, Madison county and
Kentucky are justly proud of Dr.
He will return to this city today
R. McKee, of Versailles,
one of the best posted ,atner and husband and he will
the State on hogs, de- sadly missed from his house
a good audience last no,J as as by nis host
Saturday with his splendid lec
ture on hogs. He is a pleasant
speaker and gave the farmers
many valuable pointers on brced-
and raising hogS.
The Farmer's Union of this
county is about nine hundred
strong. It has done much for
the betterment of the fanners
W - W - twV W,4s
Mr. A. T. Fish, Sr., aged 69,
died at his late rpciilpnre in Wil.
j!o i- ik, 7k m. v, .
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' one lne wea'lh'est anl most
I influential citizens of Rockcastle
tie leaves surviving him three
son ar,d three daughters, also
one sister, Mrs. Julia Azbill. of
! Lexington, Ky., two brothers. W.
i C. Fish, of Madison countv and
! I. Henrv FUh nf Mr Vomnn Ku
He was a consistent member of
the Christian Church or more
than sixty years.
The funeral services were con
ducted by Rev. W. I. Peel, of
Nicholasville, after which his re
mains were laid to rest in the
i family lot in
the Scaffold Cane
, Mrs. T. J. Flanery was thrown
frnm a hnrfrru nur WVv -.. n
a buggy near hoxtown
Sunday morning and suffers with
a fractured hip. Dr. Rutledge was
called and Mrs. Flanery was
taken to Gibson Infirmary till
Monday when, she was brought
to College Hospital at Berea.
Berea City Ticket
The following have filed their
certificates of nomination:
J no. L Gay, (Rep.)
J. W. Stephens, (Pro.)
Andrew Isaacs, (Rep.)
J. J. Branaman, (Pro.)
The residence of J. B. Richard -
son on ProsDect street was des-
troyed by fire last Thursday
Mr. and Mrs. Will Hanson left
Monday for Lexington to, be with
her sister who has typhoid fever.
Miss Mamie Guinn is teaching
school near Wallace ton.
Sinks To Rest
Mr. Xena Cobb while milking
his cow last Friday evening was
seized with appoplexy and died
in a few minutes without regain
ing consciousness. He called to
a young man nearby and asked
him to help him with his milking
and while he and the young man
were milking, he was seized and I
fell under the cow.
He was about 53 years of ajte '
and was a man well known and !
duly appreciated by his neighbors
as was fully attested by the
throng of his friends and neigh
bors who came to his funeral
from his old home on the Lex-1
ington pike. He lived on the
Barnes Mill pike about one mile
from this city,
; He was a son of Silas T. and
j Nancy Cobb who lived on the
j Lancaster pike many years ago. j
! In his early life he married Miss '
'Mollie A. Million who survives !
: him. He left five children, Mrs.
Albert Eubanks, Mrs. Smith I
Oldham, Mrs. Roy Newman, J
David and Edwin Cobb,
He was a consistent member of
the Pond Christian Church with
which church he united in his
early life. -
His funeral was held at his
residence, thence his interment
in the Richmond Cemetery, on
Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock.
He was a genial, companionable
gentleman, a kind and indulgent
Two firsU'lass, well educated
girls to learn typesetting. Wages
paid from start. Apply at the
office of The Madisonian.
When you want nrsU'last groceries call
up Covington, Thorpe & Co., Ti nj 14.
Attacked by Bull
Mr.Luther Bittinger was attack-
edby a bull last week leading
him from one field to another
and narrowly escaped being seri
ously Injured. Mr. Bittinger had
a hatchet in his hand and beat
the animal in the head with it
k. . ,f j; maarYt tn l,
I feet, so he threw it away and
grabbed the bull by the head and
I thrcw him to hi knee and made
tor the gate nearby.
Mr. Bittinger had a very narrow
escape and as it was, got a bruised
head and dislocated thumb and ,
' manv scratches. Ex
Would you like to know about
the Black Belt, or the alfalfa
lands of Alabama? Land that
will grow five crops of alfalfa in
one year, where labor is cheap,
plentiful and satisfactory? The
winters are mild. The Land is
If interested write.
T. H. Jackson,
oananU, 4 WiKct, K.
STATEMENT OF THE OWNERSHIP, MANAGEMENT, CIRCULATION, ETC., OF
Published weekly at Richmond, Ky., required by the Act of August 24, 1912.
OWNERS: (If a corporation, give names and addresses of
stockholders holding 1 per cent or more of total amount of stock.)
Grant E. Lilly, sole owner.
Known bondholders, mortgagees, and other security holders,
! noldinS 1 Per cent or more of total
None. This statement covers
GRANT E. LILLY.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 3rd day of July, 1913.
R. B. TERRILL,
Clerk Madison County Court.
Got Missing Figures
THE General Manager was presenting
plans for an extension of the factory to
the company's diredors at Detroit. He
found that he had left an estimate sheet in
his desk at the factory. He called up the
factory on the Bell Long Distance Tele
phone. His assistant read the figures to him
and the diredors. were able to ad without
Annoying delays are avoided by the use
of the Bell Telephone.
& TELEGRAPH COMPANY
L R. BLANTON
Coal, Feed, Salt, Sand,
And All Kinds of Plaster Material
MAULING OF ALL KINDS
I promise the people of Madi-
son county that I will not use
money, whisky or any other
corrupting Influences to secure
mv nomination for the office of
County Court Clerk. I have been
a sober man and in favor of all
things that tend to make up a
good citizenship and if I am elect
ed to this important office, I will
conduct it on this same high
I solicit your support and pro
mise you that I will keep this vow
sacred and inviolate.
James B. Walker.
The Goverment estimates the
wheat crop at 483,000,000 bushels.
J The corn output is classed as
! short. Also that of all other
The Interstate Commerce Com
mission has ordered through
rates for freight to Indianapolis
on the Interurban lines.
We guarantee quick delivery of every
thing you buy and will appreciate your
orders. If you have not tried us give us
a call, 2.12 West Main street Richmond.
Ky. Covington, Thorpe & Co. 11 tf
E. Lilly, Richmond, Ky.
amount oi bonds, mortgages, or
April 1st and today.
151 E, Main St