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THE BALLAD OF BREAKSECK. BY KISS x. c. rice The mi shinM oat on the mountain erf St: Far down the valley the thadows fall; AW -rimm and gold is tlio glowing west; And wheeling an.1 spirting the eagles call. Tli- gnod ship rides with a filling sail; The f ailors are Ailing, "Away 1 away! W must Ft cm the tide ere the north wind fail; The night and the breeze brook no delay." The yoang mate lingers upon the strand Near a ducky maiden with flashing check; In hi broad brown palms he holds her hand, And cagernnd low are the words theytpcak. "Weep not, Nckama; I shall return; Wait for me on the mountain ride; When the woods in their autumn glory barn, I shall come again to claim my bride." Slowly the Indian lifts ht r head; Dry is her cheek, clear her eye, "Nrkama will wait as thou hast said; - The ton cf the pale face cannot lie. Seeking the sails on the stream below, Under the shade of the tall nina tree. When the beeches arc gold and the sumachs clow. From the mountaia-top I shall watch for thec." Tho sailors are calling: the broad sails flap: Erom his neck Dirck looses his great gold chain, Flings the gleaming links in Nekama's lap. Then springs to the shallop's stern again. Tho stoat ash bends to the rowers' will Till the small boat reaches tho vessel's side, When he turns to Nekama, waiting still, Sad, but calm in her savage pride. Bails the ship under high Cro' Nest, Wearing and tacking in Martyr' Reach, While Dirck looks back with a man's unrest, And Kekama lingers upon the beach. Fade the sails to a vague white speck; Loom the mountains hazy and tall; Dirck watches still from the vessel's deck, And the girl moves not, though the night dews fall. A year has passed, and upon the hills Scarlet and rnsset have faded to brown; Ko sound is heard but the flowing rills; The summer's voices are hushed and gone. Tho late sad crow en a bare beech top Caws and swings in an autumn wind; The dead leaves fall and the acorn's drop Breaks the stillness and scares the hind. Wrapped in her blanket Nckama stands, Scans the horizon with eager eye. Late he lingers. She clasps her hands, And a sadners dims ber wido dark eye. Is It a mist o'er tho distant shore? Look how the maiden's dusky face Glows and brichtens! A moment, moro, And the white speck changes, and grows apace. "Ho comes! he comes!'' From the wigwams near Gather the braves and squaws again; The men arc decked with arrow and spear, And the women of wampum and feathers vain. Flecked is tho river with light canoes, Laden with gifts for tho welcome guest; The spoils of the chase let him freely choose; Close to the ship aro the frail barks pressed. Brown and still as a bronze relief, Shyly Nekama keeps her place Behind her father, the Mohawk chief, Who, plumed and tall, with a painted face, Grasping a spear in his nervous hand, Looking in vain one face to see, Turns and niters his proud demand; 'Dirck Brandsen comes not: where lingers he!" "Dirck stays in Holland," the sailors say; 'He has wedded a dame of wealth and state; He sails no more for many a day God send us all like happy fate!" Dark grows the brow of the angered sire; Can the white man lie like a Huron knave? The eves of the maiden burn like fire. But her mien is steady, her words arc brave. From her bosom she drags the great gold chain Dashed at the captain's feet it lies: "Take back to the traitor his gift again: Kekama has learned how a pale faco lies!" Proudly she steps to her light canoe; Bends ber paddle at every stroke; The graceful bark o'er the waters flew, Nor wist they a woman's heart had broke. Up the monntain Kekama hies; Stands in the pine-tree's shade again: Scans the scene with her wido wild eyes; Moans like a creature in mortal riain. The dark cloud crowd round the mountains peak: Caws the crow on the bonchs o'er head; The great limbs bcnd,and tho branches creak "Ah, why do 1 live? lie is falser- sue said A shriek is hfard through the gathering storm: A rnsning figure darkens toe air; Ont from the cliff springs a slender form, And a maiden's grief lies buried there. Towers the gray crag frira and high; Drips the blood trom its rugged side; Loud and shrill is the eagle's call O'er the mnttcriag wash of the angry tide 1 But the Storm King nods to old Cro' Nest, . Whcro the pine-trees wave the hearse crows call. Though the Mohawk sleeps 'neath that rocky crest, While the leaves on his ruined astleso fall. To-day on the Hudson sailing by, Under the shadow of Breakneck Hill, We tell tho legend, and heave a sigh, Where Nekama's memory lingers still. AGRICULTURAL. The Debit and Credit Acconnf No one can pursue a business intelli gently and profitably without carefully kept debit ami credit accounts. With these accounts carefully kept, the farmers can by yearly ballanccs see just what lie is doing. If the account is too heavy on the debit side, the farmer can see just where he is tending, and will by this in formation be mlluencd to take a new track, and recover himself before he has gone too far. xvoiv, January, is here, and we advise all who have not done so be fore to open an account with the farm and its operations. Here are the items that should be CHARGED AGAINST THE FARM. Interest on the capital invested, at the usual rate, 10 per cent. The taxes. The depreciation in value from exhaus tion. The interest on the capital invested in implements, farm machinery and the Hock employed to work the Inrm. The depreciations in value of these from use. Tins item can be estimated bv the average length of time these articles JaM by good usage. The value of manures and peede. and of the materials for repairs and improve ments. The interest on these until returns are lisd on their life. The cost of all labor, both of the owner and his hired help, at the rale he psys lor tieii). The actual cost of board for his hired help. All female labor employed in the pro- , .? , . . . . uuciion oi uuuer, encese, etc CKCOIT TUB FAUM 1TD: All its products, both that sold and that consumed by the futility. The enhanced market value of the farm i'rmanent improvements. Tte rent of the dwelling-house. We can not too strongly urge the im parlance of a knowledge if jiit how our atSi'm arc going. If the tacts, uliieh will In1 brought out i thei-c acc.'UHts each tr, shew that no are tm Ihe dotvn grade, we shall be'prompt to call a hale, and to begin earnest inquiry as to what to do. If it should be lound by compar ing notes with cur neighbors that cxclu- ive corn-erowinf! was the cause of our trouble, we should take a new track. If it chould prove to be an attempt to grow .ilient, or any other special crop inai rauFed the failure, we should cast about i hee tust what our farms', and our loca tions to markets, require that we should lo. Friend", we repeat again what we have olten t-aid in the tanner: iiiiorimition aim lit our busincM). and upon kindred top- lies at the bottom of success, buc- cess was never secured without it, except n rare cases of force of circumstance. We must, above all, have reliable infor mation about our business all'airs, and how can we have it. except we carefully collate it, and compare it, and weigh it? Onen your accounts on the 1st oi jan- iinrv. keen the items, li win prumui you to look carefully after the little de tails, and save much tuai is now wasitu. Indiana Farmer. A Xe Hoa-se Oi.seiise. A correspondent of the Farmers' Home .Tnnrn.il writes thus of a new didease horses near Harrodsbure, Ky. The first cases that occurred in Jlercer county were at Mr. T. C. Coleman s, and 11. IU. OjeiIllUI O Ul ATttlIIC UlUVB-IUMM; and lmth these frentleraen lost several val uablc animals during the summer and fall, before any successlal remedy was found. The disease appears to be a kind of distemper, which first effects the horse's throat and nose, anu u not urreoiuu m time, progresses into the lungs, when it is thpn considered as nasi all cure. This dit-temper is much more virulent and fa tal than the old, well-known aisiemper that eflecta all young hor.es, and Is also considered much more troublesome than epizootic, although not so contagious ilr. A. S. ilcCann has, wuuin uie msi few weeks,, lost several fine horses from it, and now has others under treatment The only remedy yet tried by these gentlemen which appears to be followed by any beneficial results is a very strong croton oil blister applied to the throat, which, in most cases, has been attended with sncedv relief and ultimate cure. The firbt symptoms of the disease, as Mr. McCann stales, is the horse's manifest desire for water and inability to swallow. Said he: "I observed a horse of mine standing in a branch- for some time, Ire-, quently putting his mouth to the water, but never swallowing any. This going to the branch and trying to drink was re pealed for several days belore l nouceu a swelling in inc throat, nen i imme diately began the blister treatment, and in twenty-four hours the horse was able to drink, and is now nearly well." The disease dtflers from ordinary dis temper in several respects, and is no dis criminator in ages, as it attacks young horses or colts as well as the old work horses or brood-mares. It has not made much prouress in this county as yet, but appears to be slowly progressing through the northern portion. Treatment of Winter Apples. When the apples are put away in the cellar, manv think the work is done, ex cept bringing them out again to eat; but it is a mistake. They should be careiai lv overhauled every two weeks, the specked ones picked out and used, while the sound ones will keen the longer, i never take offense at having a dish of armies set before me that have been washed ou nicelv and the uecaycu specks cut out. It rather impresses me lavor- ably with the good judgment of the host and hostess that oiler them. inesc are usuallvauite ripeand good. All varieties that have a tendency to shrivel, when in barrels or boxes, should be laid on the irround in the cellar on some clean straw' or a little dry lime strewn upon the "round wi'l prevent their getting an thing of an enrlhv smell. Manr varieties, if not all, arc ripened up quickly by bring ing into a warm room a few days before needed. With all the destruction of the borer. I do hone the time Is not far dis tant when a dish of nice apples will ever be a part of the entertainment of the long evenings of winter; a thing we have a faint recollection of in years gone by, but so long ago that we almost forget how it went. Mural world. Hitherto it has been the custom lo consult onlv in a partial degree the wish es or necessities of the farmer in the mat ter of political contests, but, thanks to the grange movement, a better day has dawned, as will be seen by the following which we copy from a recent is'sue of the Lcxinzton Daily .Tress: "We have no disposition to find fault with the (Ky.) State Central Committee, believing it to be composed of gentlemen anxious to do what is best for the people of the State generally, and not unmindlul of the in terests of the Democratic party; but we think the objection of theCourier-Joiirnal to the time set for the calling ol theuuber natorial convention is well taken. It is a pity fo keep the candidates in agony for quite bo long a time; but the gravest ob jection is that in May the larmers will be more busy than in the previous months, and so will have much difficulty in at tending the convention. We think ifwill be admitted thai the farmers have an in terest in the next Gubernatorial nomina lion, and will take an active part in it If any one is foolish enough not to believe it. he will have Jits eves opened about the time the convention meets." Farmer's Home Journal. THE GRANGERS. Hems Gathered from Various .Sources, that are 1" Interest to the Farincr-Krotlici'liooti. A "Grange Land and Immigration Company" has commenced operation in Arkansas. The directors of the grange warehouse at Delavan, Wis , announce the reports of extravagance in its management and mis appropriation of funds a malicious slander. It was shown at the Iowa State Grange that there were now 2,000 Grangers in that State, an increase over last year of 101:, and that iU'J smaller Granges have been consolidated with others. In May, 1RCG, the first Grange was or ganized in Washington city. The next was that at St Taul, Minnesota, eix years ago. Now there are more than 21,000 Granges, with a membership of 1,300,000. Cherokee County Council, Texas, urges Patrons everywhere in the cotton-growing States to ascertain as soon as the ginning season is over, how much cotton has been put up at each gin, nnd report the statis tics to the .National orange, m order to put it out of the pouer of speculators to control the priec of cotton to suit them selves. The Monthly Bulletin of the National Grange, for December 1, tavs that the in crease of new granges for November was 3C1, and the tola! number organized up to that tune wnsl,0. The JJulletin aleo gives the times of meetings of State gmnge.'S yet to Ik.' held, as follows: Arknn. tai, fourth Wednesday in January; Color ado, second Tuesday in January; Kansas, third Tuesday in February; Georgia, third Wednesday in January; Illinois, second Tuesday in December; Iowa, sec ond Tuesday in December; Maine, second Tuesday in "December; Maryland, first Tuesday in March; Massachusetts, sec ond Tuesday in December, Michigan, third Tuesday in Ja unary; Nebraska, third Tuesday in December; New Hamp shire, December 15, New Jersey, Janu ary 19; New York.second Tuesday in Jan uary; North Carolina, third Wednesday in f ebruary. Ohio, second 1 uesday m March; South Carolina, third Wednesday in February; Tennessee, third Wednes day in February: Virginia second Wednesday in January; W. Virginia, econd Thursday in Jan.; Wis., Jan. 5. A lady of Walnut Creek (Kansas) Grange put a rod in pickle for the men some of whom are not slow to urge the women to more active participation in crantre work and here is one of her cuts: "There has been a creat deal said in the grange about women not doing their part in working or talking. As for work, the women do more than the men, for at home they have the work to do in the house, and a large share of the men's work to do, such as planting corn and. setting out hedec: and. it they have a walk or a gar- den.'l am sure they have to build them, and are laughed at about their work. In fact, the farmirs' wives and daughters do all kinds of work, except to plow, and they can t hold the plow As to talking, the men have so much to say that when they get done there is no time for us, and we have to write a little pitiful thing called an essay, and which they olten ask to see, and then they will put it in their coat porket and lose it, it they can, lor ?. i. -i. .i .i .i. iney Know u is ueuer man uiey t;n uu, The lournals inimical to the Fatrons of Husbandry let no chances pass to ad vertise the short-comings ol an individual or officer here and there. The wonder really is that so an extensive organization should have escaped with so little of fraudulent endeavor. In relation to the defalcation of the State treasurer, 'Quisen bury, of Missouri, the Executive Commit tee, which has lately closed its session, has deposed the defaulting officer; has taken mortnges upon everything he has cot. and claim that they will eventually recover all the money which had gone into liia hands about S20.000. There will be no criminal prosecution, but the terms thev have dictated to uuissnuury will leave him penniless. J he chairman of the committee States that during the week thev have contracted with Eastern manufacturers for a great nuanlitv of far mine machines and implements at whole' sale prices for the use "of the Missouri Patrons next spring. Western liural THE WIND'S WHISPER. ET A. D. n. The Fire was talking in its sleep. Do vou know how that could ber .Listen don't you hear the faint little crackle, that delicate snap under the big log? V.at this is an old-fashioned lire-place, where they pile the great logs on one another, nnd then the blaze goes leaping and roaring up the chimney, carrying all the heat with it, 'tis true. Hut that has nothing to do with my storv. it the rire hadn t been asleep, it would not have been so indiscreet as tell what it did. And what do vou think that was? Why. all about what Santa Clans had been putting into those 1 i I tic stockings by the chimney. Fortunately, there was no listener but the big pink Shell that lay on the hearth. The Shell listened, and then moaned and sighed, till the Fire opened one little red eye and then snapped O'.d: "What is lho-inatler, Sl.nllV VVI.r J you moan and sish?'' . ., ,, 1 CM. -11 It .. lt. Ail. saiu uie onen, twu uik inc of the merry Christmas Eve. and it made me think of the last night I was on the seashore. The Shell sighed again, and the Fire opened another red eye, saying: "Tell me about it." "You never saw the sea,'' said th Shell, dreamily. "You do not know how the white waves dash against the rocks, nor how the wind can howl over thd waters. You cannot think how gran and awful, and yet how beautiful, is th sea. The last time 1 6aw it the waves were half asleep and the moonbeame danced among the ripples. Ah! it was lovely on that Christmas Eve." "How did you know it was Christmas Eve?" asked the Fire, sleepily, for it was dozing again. "The Wind told me so," sighed th Shell, and the Fire turned gray and wen quite lo sleep. The Shell felt lonely, and wished itselt back by the dear old sea. It sighed so mournfully that the Win heard it and stole down the chimney, softly, that it should not wake the Fire. It crept into the moaning Shell and kissed it so light and lovingly that it brought back the sea-side memories more vividly and the poor, lonely bhell sobbed like tired child. "Why are you sad, pretty Shell?" asked the Wind. "I was lonely, so lonelv," answered th Shell;"the Fire does not know my dear sea andean not tell me of the thin I love, But I am not sad now, dear Wind, foryou arc here to comfort me. Tell me one of your pretty stories, as you uted to do among the rocks by the sea." The Wind hummed a little song, and kissed the shell again beloreit commenced. "Do you know that to-uight is Christ mas Eve? I remember the first Christ mas Eve; it happened a long, long time ago. 'Where was it?' In a far off laud one that vou never saw; it is far on th other side of the sea you love; it is a beau tiful land, I think, and I have heard men say that the dear All-Father loved it well. 'Do I think so?' Yes, I do. for the hills and valleys of that country are what was never seen elsewhere. Let me tell you what it was. I had kissed all the ilowers goodnight, and peeped at the dear little birds asleep in their nests, and then 1 went to sleep among the hills. After awhile I waked. It Eecmed that I heard once more the song of the morn ing stars. You have seen the sun coming up from behind the sea, with his flaming banners and quivering beams of light, but you never saw such a sight as I did that night; for the Angel of the Lord came down, and the glory of God lighted up the land. Then there came a throng of angels down from heaven, and they sang together till all the land was filled with melody, and the glorious harmony rose to the very stars. Oh! it was like that mighty song that rose when the earth was pure and fresh, when all things sang praise to Him that made them. "Sing you the song of the nngels?" "I can not, dear Shell; only God's an gels can sing it, but I caught their woids and remembered them:" " 'Glory to God in the liighcjt, andon earth peace, good will towards men.' " Once more the Wind kissed the Shell and then soared upward into the gray dawn of a Christmas morning, caroling. "Glr.ry to God iD the highest." Through the window crept the rays of the morning sun, whispering gently: "Pt.ii-con earth, good will towards men." ifALcrox nouns. There was no fleck in all tho bluo Of that purosky we sat beneath, Anil, wave Ly wave, the waters drew, Or seemed to draw, a peaceful breath; A blessed calm was on the shoro, A roseate glow upon the pea, Tho trouble of the world was o'er, And life's unrest had ceased to bo, Tho anguish of the tortured breast, Tho bitter pans of doubt and foar, These vcro but phantom of unrest, That made the sunshine triply dear: Tho gleaming lids of tear-bfight eyes There were no longer tears to fill; Sonow was lost in glad surprise It was not sadness made us still. Tho life of that ono hour to live, That ono to hold, tho rest to loose We were content, though clouds might give iho future all Its rainbow hues; A'tcndcr joy was all our own, Kaugbt else had in it a place or part Lore touched to its divinest tono The chords of rapture in the heart. Anil when tho hard awakening came, Tho dream bad glorified tho sleep; Our lives are brighter for tho flame That.inrenso-fcd, our memories keep; Tho angels of the hours we knew For ever radient we behold, As those the monkish painters drew Sniilcout of solid heavens of gold. Te Slyle at Washington Wed dings. The English fashion has become unl versal in Washington in conducting wed dings. Groomsmen are done away with and ushers take their places. As these last are essential to the number of eieht the supply of suitable and available young men wouut oc exhausted it eight more wftMonyy m jjrMmamen. .Besides the etlect around tne chancel is finer, l the girls' pretty dresses are not marred by the intermingling of black coats. Gentlemen ought to rejoice that they do not have to go through the trying ordeal of knceliug around a chancel in full view of hundreds of eager, curious eyes behind them; girls who attend a wedding just lor the sake ol scenic efiect The float ing drapery of the bridesmaids appears to even greater advantage when the lair wearers kneel in graceful postures, but the men look ridiculous with their coat-tails todching the steps, and the soles of their boots turned upwards. At a glance the observers can easily tell i those boots are old or new, and the ntim ber worn. So groomsmen are things of the past, and the best man has only to stand by the groom until he receives th bride. The ushers, after seating th guests, walk up the aisles of which they have charge, alter the bridal party enter. anu iaKc siue seats. A Minister Drunk at (be Commuii ion Table. Cincinnati Special, 25th, to Chicago Tribune, There was a stunning sensation to-day in one ol our high-toned Episcopal churches (St. John's) on the occasion of the Christmas services and communion, riie rector of this church, the Rev. C. D. Davidson, died recently, and his place has not vet been supplied. . Today another minister, of Covington, had been secured to ofuciate. Unfortunately, the latter gentleman had partaken rather freely of egg-nog before going to the church; nnd, worse still, when he got there he dived into the jug of communion wine, drink ing long and often, of the rich juice of the grape. He managed to get through the lormal services decently, but by the time he commenced on his Christmas sermon, the mixture of egg-nog and wine had so rorked upon his brain that he was badly oil" and wandered sadly. He rambled arniiflriuiMpiug.frniM a-4,ui in auotli er in such a way that all could see that the man was drunk. At last, when the thing became unbearable, the Wardens gave the signal, and the congregation, a small one, got up quietly and left with dignity, leaving the minister to talk to empty benches. The violet grows low and covers itself ..... . , .,,, with its own tears, anu oi an nowers yields the sweetest fragrance. Such ii humility. AI.ONZO TAYLOR, ' Fashionable Barber and Hair Cutter, HARTrORD, KY. Shop, on Market street, two doors north o ho Crow House. nol tf Ii. J. LYOX. Dealer in Groceries and Confectioneries. HARTFORD, KY. Keeps constantly on hand a lirgo assortment of all kinds of Groceries and Confectioneries, which he will sell low for cash, or exchange for all kinds of COUNTRY PRODUCE. I will also pay tho highest cash price for hides, sheep pelts, eggs, butter, bacon, potatoes, beans, etc. nol Jy QKO. KLEIK, JOHN it. KLEIH. GEO. KLEIX it JIKO. HARTFORD, KY. Dealers in house furnishing good, for general kitchen and table use. Yi keep constantly on hand, the celebrated Arizona Cooking Stove, Seven ulics for cither coafor wood. House keepers aro delighted with its superior cooking and bakinr. It has no equal anywncrc. lall and sco for yourself. TINWARE. All kinds of tiawaro made and repaired on short notice E. ,S5IALL'S TEADE PALACE, HAIiTFORD, KY. Dealer in Staple and Fancy Dry Goods, Gents and boys custom mado CLOTHING. A No. 1 stock of BOOTS AND SHOES, HATS AND CAl'S, FURNISHING GOODS, CLOAKS, BLANKETS, 1'URS, NOTIONS, AC. I also keep a large and well selected stock of Ladies' Dress Goods, Sola at Sew Yorl I'riccs. All kinds of COUNTRY PRODUCE Bou-'lit at the highest market price. TO. K. tiltEGOlCY. (County Judge.) ATT OR NE Y AT L A W, IIArtTFOKD, KY. rrompt attention given to the collection of claims. Offico in 'ho courthouse. JISSE E. TORLK, Hartford, Ky. w. 5. SWEIXET, Owensboro, Ky. I'OGL,E fc SWEEXEY, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, nAKTFORD, UY. Will pmclico their nrofession in Ohio and adjoining counties and in the Court or Appeals, Office on Market street, near courthouse". JOIIX C. TOWXSCXI). (Formerly County Judge,) ATTORNEY AT LAW, HARTFORD, KY. Will practico in all tho courts of Ohio conntv and tho circuit courts of tho 5th judicial dis trict. Business solicited andjirompt attention guarantccu. JOHN P.'BARRETT, ATTORNE YIA T LAW, and Real Estate Agent, HARTFORD, KENTUCKY. Prompt attention !,:. ' win i r , . iiMtiua. ,, nt uuy, sun, lease, or rent lanas or uipcrai privileges on roasonaDIo terms. Will write deed, mnrlrmffi,, 1..... I- nH . tend to listing and paying taxes on lands be- tuugiug iu iiuu-rcsiucms. r. r. MoitCAN, o. c. wedbLvo. raoir.GA3f;fc;WEDMXG, ATTORNEYS AT L-AW, nARTFORD, KY. (Office west of courthouse over Hardwick Nail's store. Will nractico in Inferior and snnerior courts nf M. nmmnni,l(l, Special attention given to cases in hank- i.P. Morgan is also examiner, and will take depositions correctly will bo readv to uuiigc ail flatties u, mi iiuica. OEMRY B. VCHE3ET, . Sill. E. HILL, .HcIIEXRY & HILL, ATTORNEYS COUXSELLOltSATLA TP. nARTFORD, KY. "Will practice in Ohio and adjoining counties, anu m tne uourl ol appeals oi Kentucky. nol ly D.'II. FRENCH, ATTORNEY AT LAW. AND F.B1L ESTATE AGENT, HARTFORD, KENTUCKY. Prompt attention given -to tho collocticn of claims. Will practice in all tho courts of Ohio and adjoininc counties. Will buy, soil, lease, or rest real estate or mineral privileges on reasonable terras. nol ly E. D. WALKED, E. C. ZICBBASD. tvALKEH &. IITJ2BARD, A 2 T ORKNEYS AT L AY7 , AND REAL F3TATE AGENT, """"" HARTFORD, KENTUCKY. . not la E. I KARXETT, PRACTICAL SURVEYOR, HARTFORD, KY. Would respectfully announco to the pcopli of Ohio county that he is prepared, atall times to do any kind of surveying, running lines, laying off lands and lots, Ac. at shoit notice ierms reasonable and to suit times, nol 2m J. F. COLLINS DEALER IN GROCERIES, COFECTIONERLES, &c, xc. COUXTRY PRODUCE Bought at The Highest Market Price. Remember the place, west side publio square, opposite the court souse, naruoru, ivy. nol ly. JOSEPH VAUCIIT, BLACKSMITH, HARTFORD, KY. All kinds of Blacksmithing done in good stylo and at tho lowest price torcajii oniy. JIORSE-SHOEJNG. made a specialty. Will shoe all round for $1 25, nol ly int. nir.Diricc, a. t. ball. IIAKDYt ICK fc XALL, dealers in DRY GOODS. GROCERIES, HATS, CAPS, QUEENSWARE, ic. Which wo will sell low for cash, or exchangi for country produce, paping the highest market price. noi ly Z. WAYNE GRIFFIN, HARTFORD, KY. Dealer in Drugs, Medicines and Chemicals, Fine Toilet Poaps, Fancy nair and Tooth Alrusu es, l'eriumery anu rancj j-unch Articles, Trusses and Shoulder Braces, Garden Seed. Pure Wines and Liquors for medical puiposos Paints, Oils, Varnishes, Dye' Stuffs, Letter-paper, Pens, Ink, Envelopes, Glass, rutty, uaruon on, uamps ana vuimnejs. Physicians' prescriptions accurately com- pounaeu. Notice, Tho Ohio Co. council, P. of IT., will meet at tho Court-house, in Hartford, on the 23th day oi January, lio,aiiu o clock a.m. All dele gates are expected to attend, as there will be important;hu!incss to attend to. J. W. UAKNiilT, By order of Secretary, pro tcm. stepuen;woodwakd, 0. i P.O. B. I'. BEKRYJIAA', Fashionable Tailor, HARTFORD, KY. Coats, Pants and Vests cat. mide and re. paired in the best style at the lowest prices. THE CKOW HOUSE, Opposite the Courthouse HABTroBD, XT. VAUGnT & HUDSON, .... Pbofrietobs. Comfortablo rooms, nromnt attention, an J low prices. The traveling publio are rerpect- rully invited to givo ns a share of patronage. Every exertion made to render guests comfort able. STAGE LIXE. Yanpht k TTnil.nn nt uuj uciwcen naruoru anuueaver Dam, morn mff and evpnint.. rnnn,f!nr vltt all - - ger trains on the L. V. 4 Southwestern rail- roaa. rasscngers set down wherever they de sire. not lv JAS. A. THOHAS, GEO. A. PLATT. JAS. A. THOMAS fc CO. HARTFORD, KY. Dealers in ataplo and fancy DRY GOODS, Notions, Fancy Goods, Clothinir. Boots and Shoes, Hats and Caps. A largo assortment of these goods kept constantly on hand, and will be sold at the very lowest cash price. ooi jy J. T. BASRETT, J. L. CASE, W. GKUELLZ. JSO. P. BARRETT & CO., Newspaper, Book, AND JOB PRINTING, Corner Court Place and Piccadilly street. HARTFORD, KY. AH orders promptly executed. Special at tention given to orders by mail. Write for a prico list. Address Job Printers, Hartford, Ky. JOIIX I TRACY fc SOX. UNDERTAKERS, HARTFORD, KY. Manufacturers and dealers in all kinds of wooden coffin:, Irom the finest rose wood casket to the cheapest pauccr coffin. 23A1I kimlj of co En trimmings constantly on nana ana lor sale. Keep a line hearse always ready to attend funerals. Wagons and Bvggies, constantly on hand or made to order. Partic ular attention given to plow stocking. nol ly J. F. YAGER, Sale and Livery StaUe, HARTFORD, KY. I detir to inform tho citizens of Hartford and vicinity that 1 am'prepared to furnish Sad dle and Harness Stock, Buggiesand conveyan ces of ell kinds on the most reasonable terms. Horses taken to feed or board by the day, week or montn. A liberal snare 01 patronage solid ted. nol ly 3l. II. W1XLLUIS, Dealer in DRY GOODS, GROCERIES, Hardicarc, Queenswarc, Hats and Caps, Boots and Slioes. Abo dealers in Leaf Tobacco, HARTFORD, KY. I will sell very low for cash, or exchange for all kinds of country produce. My motto is "Quick sales and small profits. nol Jy HOUSEHOLD AND KITCHEN FURNITURE For Sale. I have the following articles for sale which I wilt sell low for cash, or on time for note bearing interest and well secured, viz. 1 tine tin sett. 1 parlor shovel and ton?4. 1 oil cloth for table (5 yards), 1 larre clothes basket, 1 marble top center table, 1 tin slop bucket, 2 fly brushes, 1 wash pan, 1 pepper mill, 2 grate fenders, 1 grate, 1 lot of window blinds, 3 candle sticks, 2 china spittoons, I small garden hoe,l large garden hoe, 1 garden rake, I coffee pot, a lot of tin plates, pie and cakepansl patent washing machine, 1 patent churn dasher, 1 meal seire, 1 cotton bed cord 1 pair coal grabs, 3 lard cans, I pair fire irons, 1 pair counter scales, H barrel of salt, 1 bunch cane to bottom chairs, 1 tin bucket, 1 sot cane bottom chairs, 1 dining-room chair, 2 stools, 2 fancy parlor screens mantles and grates, and several other articles too numerous to mention. If these thins aro not sold at private sale I will sell atjpublic auction on Monday the 1st day ef February, 1875. JOHN P. BARRET T. L. F. IVOEKXEIt, BOOT & SHOEMAKER. nARTFORD, KENTUCKY. Repairing neatly and promptly done. REPRESENTATIVE AXD CIIAMP- lOn Or AMERICA ART TASTE PROSPECTUS FOR 1875 EIGHTH TEAK. THE ALPINE THE ART JOURNAL OF AMERICA, ISSCID ItOTTBLT. A 31AGNIFICANT CONCEPTION WON DERFULLY CARRIED OUT. The necessity of a popular medium for th a representation of the productions of our grtat artists has always been recognized, and many attempts have been made to meet the wast The successive failures which have so invariably followed each attempt in this country to estab lish an art journal, did not prova the indiffee enee of the people of America to the claims of high art. 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