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TUCKY Itoin to-night. Sunday fair, ex
cept probably rain in extreme euti portlont.
Monday probably Jair.
NO BULLETIN MONDAY.
Following a time-honored custom of the
Bulletin, no paper will bo issued from
this office Monday. In this season of
glad tidings and good cheer we feel sure
our patrons will accord the faithful em
ployes of the office an opportunity to en
joy Christinas. The Bulletin will appear
as usual on Tuesd.iv. A merry Christ
ling, and may the new year be filled with
happiness and prosperity for all.
The Colorado Democrat rises to remark
that the worst enemies of the Hanna ad
ministration will not claim that it ever
betrayed a "trust."
The Vanceburg Sun wants Judge Pugh
sent back to Congress again. Of course
the good-natured gentleman wouldn't
think for a moment of such a thing.
There are too many other aspirants in
the Republican ranks.
An East Liverpool firm has received
inquiry for 75 car loads of sewer pipe for
India. Still, there are Republicans who
imagine that a big tariff on sewer pipe
must be maintained to keep out the pau
per stuff made in England.
"The war against the Boers," says An
drew Carnegie, "is most infamous and
unjust, and it was brought about by
England's lust for domain, and is on a
par with our attack on the Philipines.
These two attacks are a disgrace to both
brancheB of our race."
The tin plate trust, during its brief
year of existence, has increased the price
of tin plate from $2.23 to $4.23 per box,
an increase of 89 per cent. Wages have
increased but 15 per cent., hundreds of
traveling salesmen have been thrown
out of positions, and in the past eix
weeks thousands of men have been
thrown out of employment by the clos
ing of mills. Exchange.
But Mark Hanna, dictator and boss of
the Republican party, has the effrontery
and superlative gall to tell the American
people that trusts are "beneficent insti
Mr. Robert Bissett spent Friday in
Mr. and Mrs. John Walsh have re
turned from Cincinnati.
Elder Howard T. Cree and wife ar
rived home last evening.
Miss Willa Watson entertained a
party of her friends last evening.
Mr. 0. 0. McDougle, of Charleston,
W. Va., is home for the holidays.
Mrs. Agnes Ross, who have been vis
iting friends and relatives in Cincinnati,
is at home.
Mrs. Ada White, of Carthago, Ind.,
is spending the holidays with her Bister,
Mrs. Dr. Pohitt.
Misd Mary Hall, a pupil of Miss
Armstrong's school, Cincinnati, is home
for the Christmas vacation.
Miss Ros8ie and Miss Agnes Talbott,
of North Nork, will spend the holidays
with Miss Minnie McCleary of Ashland.
Mrs. Lee S. Harris and children loft
Friday for their future home in Philadel
phia. Mr. Harris will remain here for a
Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Boyd, of Denison,
Texas, will arrive Sunday night on a vis;
it to her parents, Mr. and MrB. A. J.
Mr. George Hill, of Charleston, W.
Va , will arrive to-day on 3:30 train (o
epeud the holidays with his mother and
Bisters of the Sixth ward.
Mr. and Mrs. H. 0. McDougle and
little son -will arrive this evening and be
the guests of his parents, Mr. and Mre.
A. J. McDougle, afRiversidp."
Mr. M. Williams, the faithful and
courteous. Western Union Telegraph
agent here, leaves to-day for Oynthiana
to spend ChristmaB with relatives.
Miss Bertie Rosenham, of Cincinnati,
and Miss Bettie Rosenharn.of Now Haven,
Ky., are spending the holidays with their
parents, Mr. and Mre. O.L. Rosenham.
Messrs, Harry Smoot and J. Thomn-
eomworq the guests of Mr. Victor Gabby
yesterday. They have just returned from
school at Kentucky University to spew'.
That Throbbing Headache
Would quickly leave you, if you used Dr.
King's New Life Pills. Thousands of suf
ferers have proved their matchless merit
for sick and nervous headaches. They
niako pure blood and strong nerves and
build up your health. Easy to take.
Try them. Only 25 cents. Money back
if not cured. Sold by J. J. Wood & Son,
M. Louderijack this week bought SO,
000 pounds of tobacco grown on the
Pickett arm, paying 10 cents per pound.
The crop is said to bo about the finest in
Address of Democratic . Commit
tees In Regard to the
Action of the Stato Board of Election Com
missioners Makes the Duty a
The address of the Democratic Com
mittees of thelState giving the reason for
the contests inaugurated by Senator Goe
bel and other candidates on the Demo
ocratiu ticket was made public Thursday
night. The address is sigaed' by former
Senator Blackburn, Chairman of the Stute
Campaign (Committee; Chairman Allie
Young, of the State Central and State
Executive Committees, and all ot the
members of the bodies respectively. The
address in full is as follows:
The Democratic party ot Kentucky, through
lis several Slate committees, has unaulmously
declared that the best interests of the party, as
well as justice, demands .that contests shall be
made by every candidate on the Democratic
ticket lor tho respective offices to which they
were nominated. The committees feel that It is
proper that they should, In a concise form, stale
the grounds upon which they base their action
Tho Stato Board of Election Commissioners, at
its recent session, Issued certificates of election
to all of the Republican candidates for the State
offices, but the board expressly declared in the
opinion that it rendered that It acted simply as a
canvassing board, without power or authority, as
it construed the law, to inquire into the legality
or validity of any contested votes. Tho board
went further and in substance expressed the
opinion that, if clothed with the authority to go
behind the returns and determine the matters
in contcutlon, the certificates of election would
not have been issued to the parties who received
We feel that in the light of the action of this
board the Democratic party can not do less than
carry Its contention to the trlbuuals created by
law for Its determination.
The grounds upon which this contest is based
consist of tho protest against the use ot tissue
ballots in many of the overwhelmingly Republi
can counties of the State. The use of then: bal
lots is not only In violation of the letter of tho
law, but is in utter and open defiance of the
spirit of the law, and the use of tbeso ballots
furnishes, not prima facie, but conclusive evi
dence of purposed fraud.
Another ground ot contest Is because of the
plain violation and deflauce of the law by the
late Republican Governor of tho State, whot
whilst actively engaged in. the making of stump
speeches and the prosecution of a partisan poli
tical canvass, ordered out the military, and, in
violation of both law and precedent, assumed
personal command ot the troops in the metropo
lis of the State, parading the streets of Louisville
on the day of the election with his soldiers and
Gatllug guns, invading the voting booths and
forcing into them, against the protest of the law
fully appointed election officers, pretended In
spectors aud challengers, who, the highest court
of the State has decided, bad no lawful right to
be present. '
The Issuance of the certificates of election to
the Republican candidates in contested upon the
further ground that both a Federal and a State
Judge, without warrant of law aud in defiance
of every prompting of fair dealing aud decency,
interfered with the holding of the State election;
the one by menacing charges to a grand jury and
by the employment of Deputy United States
Marshals; aud the other by issuing every man"
damus and injunction asked for by the Republi
can party, which judicial nets have been de
clared by tho supreme judicial tribunal of the
State to have been unlawful.
Another ground is the use In the interest of the
Republican party of an immenso corruption
fund contributed by tho most powerful railroad
corporation of the Commonwealth, whereby
many thousands of votes were bought against
the Democratic party and Its candidates, because
that party in tho platform adopted in its State
convention dared to advocate measures of re
lief demanded by people of the Commonwealth.
Attention is called to the fact that, although
the most heated political campatgu that ever oc
curred in the Commonwealth preceded there-
cent elect, yet over ten thousand legally regis
tered Democratic voters failed to vote in the
city of Louisville alone. The fact can only be
accounted for by the unlawful use of the mill
tary power of the Commonwealth by the Repub
llcau Governor, aud 'by the uulawful uso of the
judicial power by a partlsau judiciary, whereby
wholesale Intimidation was eUccted.
These are tho principal grounds upon which
the Democracy of Keutucky rests the, contests
ttiat it has declared shall bo instituted. If tho
law requiring all elections in this State to be
held by secret ballot is to bo openly and fla
grantly defied In Republican counties and Re
publican districts, and If elections are to be de
termined by the counting of votes so given, then
wo have reached the end of free and fair elec
tions in Kentucky. If tho future of our people
is to be determined with tho military arm of the
Stato dominating tho citizen in tho deposit of
bis ballot, then elections bavo becoino worse
than a farce and made simply thepreludo to a
tragedy in which tho last semblance of individ
ual liberty and popular government is to bo
There can be no greater menace to popular
rights aud tho freedom of the citizen than the
employment of tho military arm of the Govern
meat for tho furtherance of partlsau purposes
unlets it bo tbe more insidious and cowardly
practices employed iu tho recent election by
both lederal and State Judges at the dictation of
one of the parties to tho contest.
Upon no conceivable ground can a Fcderaj
Judge either Justlty, excuse or palllato his inter
ference in an election for 8tato officers only.
Whilst tho action ot Judgo Toney, by decision of
tho Court of Appeals, Is stripped of every sem
blance of excuse and lclt In Its natlvo deformity
to bo condomned, rebuked and denounced by
tho peoplo who were its victims, no moro Impor
tant question confronts tho peoplo bf tho Com
monwealth than tho question whether a great
corporation, owned not In Kentucky, not lu the
United States, but lu Europo, can buy an elec
tion and thus control tho making, construction
aau execution of tho laws. Even now tho hire
lings of this corporation boast that It will buy
control of the General Assembly of tho Com
monwealth and thereby prevent tho enactment
of laws the pepplo desire, and prevent the Dem
ocratic candidates from obtaining possession of
tho offices to which they were duly elected.
Both before and sinco tho election of Novcm-
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bcr7. 1890, tho Republican party has continu
ously employed throats of violence and practice
of Intimidation ; no? has it even deolsted yet.
To all (his thnatenng the Democracy has re
plied that it would stand upon tbe law; that it
would carry Its contention to tho trlbuuals
which tbe jaw has established for their decision,
asd to Iho verdfet of thesd tribunals would it
bow in submission.
If tho Board of Election Commissioners had
no authority 'to pass upon Che question at fssuo
(as It declared it had nqt) we simply proposo to
go to those who baVe this authority And abide
by the Judgment that .may be repderfid,. Yba.t
tho law shall declare to bo ours wo claim. We
ask no more ; we will take no less. Should tbe
practices herein complained of pass without
protest tbe Presidential election of next year and
other elections hereafter held within the limits
of Kentucky would fall to afford an opportunity
to the people of the State to express their senti
ments at the pulls.
If the most importantjgbts ot tbe citizen are
to survive in Kentticky, tbe laws governing elec
tions must be fairly enforced; Judges must be
taught that their judicial powers aro not to be
exercised upon the demand and In tbe interest
of either a political party or a corporation to
which they may owe an allegiance even superior
to that which they owe to tho law ; the great
corporate monopolies muit be taught that elec
tions caunot be bought by them, and Governors
must be made to know that In times of profound
peace the l.w of the Commonwealth is not to
brushed aside by the bayonet.
Your committees are not unaware of the fact
that the contests now proposed to be Inaugur
ated should not be entered upon for light or trir
al reasons ; that considerations ol a personal or
partlsau character should be Ignored in decid
ing upon so grave and Important step J that the
passions usually aroused in a heated campaign
should be given a proper cooling time, and that
only considerations of an. overwhelming public
necessity should bo allowed to control. We be
lieve these conditions have been observed. Not
willing to trust our own judgments in a matter
so profoundly affecting the interest! of the State,
wo summoned In joint council with us a large
number of tho wisest and most conservative citi
zens from all parts of the State.
It was the unanimous verdict of these gentle
men that a blow had been struck at the very vit
als of free government by the methods and prac
tices enumerated, and that every consideration
that can impel free men to act for the protection
of their most sacred rights demands that the
foul wrongs Inflicted on the Stato shall be re
dressed through tbe agencies appointed by law.
In the proceedings to accomplish this end It is
but just to say that the ambition of no man or
candidate has been considered; the situation
rises above the Individual and becomes one of
great peril to the citizenship of the whole State,
aud the candidates of the Democratic party, in
obedience to tbe supreme duty of the hour, arc
used merely as the instruments by which these
wrongs may be rectified and tbe dignity and
honor of our State vindicated.
These are the reasons that have moved your
committee to tho inauguration of these contests,
and we confidently expect the Democracy of
Kentucky to vindicate the action we have taken.
Mrs. J. W. Foxwortuy was painfully
injured Friday by falling down a pair of
steps. She rested well laBt night,, and
her friends will be glad to know she is
Tub marriage of Miss Sue Barbour,
daughter of Dr. J. H. Barbour, of Fal
mouth, to EraBtus Beverly Jones, a prom
inent attorney of Winston, N. C, was
solemnized Thursday evening at the
Tub C. and 0. has given an order to the
Pullmans for eight new F. F. V. passen
ger coaches, four combination cars and
four day coaches. These cars will be
added to tbe through 0. and 0. trains,
Nos. 1,2, 3 and 4, as soon as completed
and will make the 0. and O.'s present
splendid service equal to any in the
Western Recorder: "Pastor J. W.
Porter, of Maysville, honored us with a
call while in the city. He is now aiding
Pastor Virgil in a meeting at Lagrange.
There have been already 30 additions and
the meeting contipnes and is increasing
in interest. Bro. Porter was pastor two
years at Lagrange, and all together he
has received into that church 250. He
has, during his pastorate of one and a
half years at Maysville, received 150 into
A Thousand Tongues
Could not express the rapture of Annie
E. Springer, of 1125 Howard street, Phil
adelphia, Pa., when she found that Dr.
King's New Discpvery fpr Consumption
had cured her of a hacking cough that for
many yaars had made life a burden. All
other remedies, and doctors could give
her no help, but she says of this royal
cure: "It soon removed tho pain in my
chest and I now can Bleep soundly, somer
thing I can scarcely rememberfdoing be
fore,. I feel like sounding its praises
throughout the universe." So will every
one who tries Dr. King's New Discovery
for any trouble of the throat, chest or
lungs. Price 50c. and $1. Trial bottles
free, at J. J. Wood & Son's drug Btore.
Every bottle guaranteed.
HAVE you sen the new
- vv v V
The place to boy
of ail descriptions.
An elegant line of
Prices the Iowet.
A Litfe Hett,
A Little There!
Money'a gone before you know it presents bought at all sorts bf prices at all
sortatf places tired out too. We'te pretty ture to have everything ypu d think of
and, lota you'd never, dream of-aod you'll have money left when you get thrdugh
buying, hero. , ' ' . -. .t
MVIiADY IjITTLE will be more, than pleaspd with one of our dainty FUR
SETS. Tlio cutest Milfft atTdttppita bf royal erraine.Price per eof, neatly boxed, $1.
HOLIDAY SUSPENDERS in tasteful boxes, look more giv.eablo.mitM"
pretty case; you don't pay for the box either we give it. Didn't have these beauty
gifts unpacked when you first asked for them, but now plenty for air. 50c, 75c,
$1, $1.25. .$1.50. k . , . , A .,
SCARFS, Doylies. Xuncheon Cloths, and other pretty pieces. A whole table
arranged to make selection easy. No woman has too many pretty decorative linenB,
any of these will be welcomed gifts. A graduated price list from 5c. to $2 50.
Fedora, $ LOO. Peerless, $ J. 50. Majestic, $ U 75.
All real kid skit., the Gloves specially made for our selling bv the best French
Glove maker. The broadest Hunt promise that they're good. That differs from a
guarantee this way a guarantee is "another pair for a pair that fails," our promise
is "they won't fail" safe to give. Of course tho guarantee too. Good gloves for
75c we sell dozens every week. Gloves for men, too the best collection in our
store life. Many kinds, k'id gloves, suede fleeced, fur trimmed kid, $1.
D. HUNT & SON.
Each succeeding year im
presses more people that Jno. T.
Martin & Co is the firm from
whom to buy Clothing, for they
have learned to know that we
sell at "a live-and-let-live mar
gin' which means business.
Men's all wool, well-made,
wear-well Suits, $5.00. Men's
fast color iron-clad lining, blue
Beaver Dress Overcoats, $5.00.
These Suits and Overcoats are
the best, "we think." we have
ever offered at the price. As
we step over the threshold of
J 900, we are in the first rank.
Our success has been swift, be
cause the motive power has
been the best Clothing for the
price, at any price.
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NOTICE-Fersons wishing "Honaker's" bolly
wreaths will pleaso leave word with Miss
Fort Pcrrie.at Geo. Cox & 8on's. W-dlt
TCOR RENT The store-room Jn Rectorvllle now
occupied by E. C. Rummaus. A pood loca
tion. Possession at onco. Apply to 11. V. RIG
JKN, Rectorvllle. Kv. ll-d2w
FOR RENT Tho Dlenor Houso, 112 and 114
Market street. This house has been doing a
good business ot late, but proprietors wish to ro
tiro from public business. J03. A. MENER &.
Inou RENT Oir SALE lobacco factory nt Mays-
vlllo, Mnson County. Ky. For rent or sale
ourTobacco Factory locatod in Maysville, Mason
County, Ky. Capacity 600 to 800 pouuds per day.
Located lu a fluo tobacco district. Oood reasons
Riven for selling. Full Information on request.
ERNIE WHITE & CO,, Maysville, Ky. tfd
1710R RENT Large, handsome front room, do-
slrably located, suitable for olllco or store.
Rent cheap, us owner wishes tho apartment oc
cupled. Inquire at Bulletin office. 23-dlra
OR SALE OH UENT My homo on East Third
street. MR3. MARY T. COX. lldtf
Choice perfumery atOhenoweth'o.
Buy your Xmas goodies from Trasel
aud get tho best.
Best fireworks as low as the lowest, all
s'zes, at John O'Keefe's.
Dos't mias Hunt's ad. It's overflow
ing with Christmas news.
Christmas goods can be found this sea
son at Miss Lou Bowling's.
The public schools of this city will
have holiday until January 8th.
Tue perplexities ot Christmas giving
are solved in Hunt's ad. Bead it.
Candy from the maker to the eater."
That is what you get when you buy
No preaching at the 'First Baptist
Church to-morrow. The pastor is absent
in Tennessee, called by the death of his
Ciiuncn of the Nativity Fourth Sun
day in Advent. Litany, sermon and holy
communion at 10:30. Evening prayer at
4. Usual services on Christmas at 10:30.
The Bee Hive is selling $1.50 editions
of "Eichard Carvel," "David Harum,"
'"When Knighthood Was in Flower" at
$1.20. All other holiday goods at bar
gain prices. Open evenings until 9
The wonders of the long-distance tele
phone are almost beyond belief. Re
cently the force in tho Advertiser office,
Montgomery, Ala., was enabled to hear
some songs from Indianapolis, 700 miles
distant, almost as plainly as if in the
See Murphy tho jeweler before making
any Christmas purchases, or you will
regret not having done so. He has never
shown as many handsome goods. His
price iB lower than you will And in this
city, and the quality of goods can be no
Thursday night James A. Shoemate, a
farmer of Nicholas County, returned to
his home from Carlisle, drunk, it is said,
and while threatening to cut one of
his neighbors who was with him, fell on
his open knife and stabbed himself iu
the right breast. He died in about ten
minutes. Shoemate'a wife and sister were
Diamonds are the mqst interesting of
all precious jewels. They have bound
many hearts together, have caused joy,
happiness and pleasure; saved fortunes
by their convertibility into cash. Noth
ing moro acceptable as a gift to yqur
toyed ones. Not nepessary to have a. fat
puree if you buy from me at old prices.
J. BALLENaEBf jeweler.,
The Daughters of tho Confederacy will
give a progressive euchre party at the
Central Hotel on tho afternoon of Thnrs
day, Dec. 28th. Tho game JbeglnB at 2
p.m. sharp. Tickets 50 cts. Handsome
prizes. The presence of ladies and gen
tlemen of all ages invited and desired.
Tickets for sale at Major Chepowpth's
urugaiore. nenetit of Confederate Mon
Michael Molloy, who was killed in
the wreck on the O. and O. near Foster
Thursday evening, was a resident of Cov
ingtop, Ho was in the cab of tho engine
when the boiler exploded, and was caught
under the wreck. The engineJwaB known
as a hog ongino, and was one- of tho first
class freight engines of tho road, and
thought to bo in perfect condition. Tbe
train it was hauling was not an especially
heavy one, and railroad men Icannot ac
count for tho explosion. Tha onpininr
aud fireman say they hoard an unusual
noise just before tho explosion, npd one
of them throw open the furnaco dnnr.
just as the crash came.