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coanty, ii are forced to requirt payment an
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Alt letters on luiinefs mutt he addressed to
Baptist hvo servire first Sunday nJ
8 unday night In every month and Saturday
night preceding. W. P. Ilrnnett, fM.
U. K. Church Smith Service third Sun.
day in every month. W. W. CouV, pastor.
Ionian Sunday School every Sunday morn
ing at Lair part right o'clock.
Hon. James Stuart, Judge, Owrnrboro.
A. I.. Mortnu, Clerk, Hartford.
K. R. Murrell, Master Commissioner. Hartford.
C.W. Phillip, sheriff. Hartford. boputles
i W Hunger. Harirord. S P Tavlnr, lleav.r
Dam, K H Cooper, Fords ville.S I. Vulke-son,
Hogg's Kalis.
Court begins secund Mondays In May and
Xoreraber, and continue three weeks caeh
Uon J A Murray, Judge, Cloterport. ,
II. n Joseph Hayrraft, attorney, Owcnsboro.
K I. Wiae, jailer, Hartford.
Coart begins on first Monday In April and
October and continue two week each term.
lUn. W. V. Gregory.- Judg., Hartford.
Cat. Sam. K. Cox. Clerk. Hartford.
J. P. Sanderfur, Attorney, Hartford.
Coart begins on th. Brat Monday In erery
Begins oa th. Jnl Monday In January .April,
July and ueioner.
Begins on tha firat Monday January and
J. J. Leach, Assessor, Cromwell.
4. Smith Fitshugh, Surveyor. Sulphur Stirlngs.
i V.i. If. Koawell, Coroner. Sulphur Spring!.
It. P. K.wo, 8lioot Commissioner, Hartford.
caauv umiaioT o. 1
Mar I June I Sept I Dee
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KB Alford
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iiml arrixcn oisvHUT so. I.
X 2t Brown I -s I
T) J Wilcox 1 3
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bh.i.'k stokk histmiit xo. 4.
lUn Newton I J JJJ I '
atWo.dw.rd 1 K 16 1 17 1 If
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J L. Baraan I
t! W R Cobb 1 V I
eixi pisTairr xo.o.
O cr.lroy I 12 1 12 J
lames Miller I M
A B Bennett I 1" I " I
J.hn P Cper SO ll
ciiau :!.!. MSTKirT No.
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J.hn M Leach .
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Mi.rurR (cratM; niKtaurr n. I".
John A Ilcnnett I I 6 J f '
K IS Wedding I I I B
aruKTi's pitict so. II;
JHY.te. H 14 14 IS
AT II Cummins 15 I 13 13 14
A list or the Contablc of Ohio County an
their Post OHiee address:
Caxi y oisth"t x. !
VT yr Kell, ltotlne.
Cool. sraiNus uitict S.
Isaac Brawn, Rockport.
i M Cascblcr.CeralTo.
xkllV ito Distnirr so. 4.
HK Chlnn. llaford:
raarKTiLLa iiitiiit xo 5.
Jo I Harder, F.rdrtillc.
nacrrORi wiktbht no. 7.
VT L Maddox, Roarer Dam.
raori.L niTEirr Ko. fl.
U B Hodge.' Cromwell.
bartpobu uistrict xo. .
A.C. KI1W, Hartrurd.
ecLrBLKiiraisiua ninTBH-r xo. 10.
T.J. Kerby.
Uartford F. P. Morgan. Judge, second Mon
days In January. April, July and October.
Chatlcs OriEn, Marshal.
Dearer Dam. E. W. Cooper, Judge, first
Saturday in January. April. July an I October.
Thomas Sterent, Marshal.
Cromwell. A. V. Montague, Judge, second
Saturday In January, April. July and October
Jas. W. Daniel Marthal.,
Ccralro. W. D. Harvard, Judge, last Sat
urday in March, Juno, September and Decem
ber. Daniel Tichenor, Marshal.
Hamilton J. W. Lankf.rJ, Judge, past
Bee address Mcllcnry, courts held third Sat
urday in January, April, July and October.
A J. Carman, Marshal, port-ofCe. address
Rockport J. VT. Duke, Judge, Mansfield
Williams, Marshal. Courts held first Wednes
day la Jaaaary, Apri July and October.
A.. Y.
Wtfta lliirJ
JIoniliiT iiijlit in ench
. II. MlXfUE, W. II.
K. A- M.
Herts second ilondsiy night in rscli
montU. JL E. W. I(. MOOHE. H. P
I. O. O. F1.
Metis in Taylor Hall, in IlnrlforJ,
Ky.,on the Second and Fourth Saturday
r,n!nn in earli tnontli. Tke frnternitv
are cord mil r invited toHibit us nlieti con-
Teuient Tor them to do 6o
1 Baerxtt. N. Q. Wu. rtiirro, Sue.
B. P. Bercvman. D. D. G. M.
T. O. G. T.
Meeta in Tsylor Hall, Hartford. Ky ,
ertrr Thursday evening. A cordial invi
tation i" extended to tnemhe of the Or
der to visit up, and all such will be made
D. E. TnoMAi, W. C.T..
II. R. KlKBOLVlXQ. W. Sec.
G. B. Wiuuvti, h. D.
Drugs, Medicines, Paints, Oils, Fancy and
Toilet Articles, Notion', Perfumery, Sponges,
Una Eoapi, Echoed Books and stationary. Pars
Wines and Whiskies for Medical purposes.
Patent Medicines fcc.
Family Medicines and Physicians prercrip.
t(oni accurately componled at all boon.
VOL. 3.
j They are sitting around upon barrel and
' chairs, ,
Discussing their own and tneir neigno.r a
Hut the l.ok of content that ii seen on each
Seems to say, "I hav. found my appropriate
Sitting around.
In bar-roams and groeerle" calmly they ill,
And serenely chew burrowed tobace.i and (lilt,
While the torie they tell and the jokea that
they crack.
Show "their hearts hare grown hard and
undoubtedly black,
V liile sitting around.
The "attter around" la a man of no mtans.
And hit face wouldn't past for a quart of whit,
Yet h tororhow or other contrives to exist,
And if freuucnllv seen with a drink in his nit.
While sitting around.
Th. loungera they toll not, ncr yet do they
spin .
I'nlesi It b. yarns while enjojing their gin.
Th.y are people of leisure, yet otten 'tis true.
They allude to the work they're intending to
While sitting around.
They have, a habit of talking uf other men's
As they whittle up sticks with their horn-
handled kuiros;
They're a scaly old set, and wharerer you go,
You'll flud them in groups or strung out in a
Sitting around.
nr it. D. TAVI.OR.
We hne no tradition of our hnviug
anv n-giilarlv-liroil M. DV. in the eiirly
reltlcturnt of the country, nnd the peo
ple hcemed to have but little use for
thrui ; in fact nature, when let alone,
will (re.uently perform as many cures as
the doctors. Every neighborhood, how
ever, had its old lady or gentleman who
was -always ready, without fie or reward.
to prescribe the proper couiound of roots
nnd barks for every diecaee. Wild
ipecac ttn was the principal emetic, and
bite walnut and May apple pills were
the principal rathartic of the times.
The first one dubbed doctor, now recol
lected, wan n Dutch root doctor, called
Houseman. His I.ellU, in which he
roiiiounded his medicines, whs as great
a medley as the boiling cauldron of (he
witches of Macbeth. Like all humbug.
he erforined wonders lor awhile. Old
John Uarne. a noted character in his
day, need to tell the following r-tory of
the doctor practice in his family : Mrs.
Harnes, like Sarah of old, was atllictcd
with slerilitv. The doctor undertook her
i-as-c, and was several days in compound
ing a large jug of medicine, and was
ulnnil to leave when a neighbor called in
mid rro,uetcd some medicine for his sick
hild, which, afl:r describing Us symp
toms, the doctor pronounced worms, and
turning to Mrs. Barnes, reijiiesteil the
loan of a bottle ol her medicine to cure
the sick' child. This so displeased Big
lohunv, as he was usually called, that
be piiid the bill, dibchnrged the doctor.
and bruke the jug
Dr. Charles McCreery rcttlcd in Hart.
ford as early, erhaps, as 1807 or 1S0S
lie was n young man of line personal ar
.. . .,,,..
eariiuce, ol t-oemi ami convivial nauus.
volatile in his manners, and eccentric
and frctpicntly original in his ideas mid
notions of matters and things. He, for
a number ofyears, enjoyed a very high
reputation, not only as a physician but
lor his surgical skjll, having informed
sereral bold ami (hen cotiMdered hazard
ous operations, many years ahead of the
surgical ecicncc of the times. It will
now be thought incredible to slate tha1
his practice extended into Muhlenberg,
McLean, Daviess and parts ol Brrcken
ridge, Grayson and Butler counties.
What reflects the highest honor on his
memory was dir. fact that he never neg
lected poor patients, but visited them as
readily as he did the rich. If he had a
lazy, able-bodied patient, the first time
he met him after he was well, he would,
good hiimoredly, curse him, and tell him
if he did not go to work and ay him he
might die the next time he took sick :
but lie was never known to carry out his
threat He was remarkably excitable
and sympathetic in his feelings. During
the war of 1812, a day of thanksgiving
was apKinted, and old Thomas Taylor
was requested to preach on the occasion.
His usual manner was to talk "right
on" in plain, cimple style, preaching
practical piety and morality ; lashing
with unsparing hnnd the fashions, follies
and vices of the day. But this day he
was said lo have risen to the sublime of
patriotic eloquence. During the opening
prayer McCreery had become so excited
that he started to leave the house, and
blubbering liken whipped child, was met
by n friend at the door, and asked what
was the matter, and replied: "Why,
(using a big oalh) if I ever heard such a
praver in all my life."
The following incident he was heard to
relate as occurring in his early practice:
He was called to see an old lady, swollen
to a Most enormous size with dropsy. It
was imssible to afford her any imme
diate relief, or even prolong her life for
a short period, except only by tapping
and drawing off the immense accumnla
lion of water. This he undertook with
fear and trembling. The old lady and
all her friends and relatives seemed to
look to a fatal termination, and tears and
sobs were reen and heard all over the
room. The young doctor was fast giving
away lo the same feelings, and losing his
nerve nnd preeonoe of mind, something
must be done to change the current of
thought and feeling. At this moment a
lady approached to remove the vessel
which was partly full of the dropsical
fluid. Now was the doctor chance to
relieve his feelings and perpetrate- a joke.
"Don't throw it away," said lie. "It will
make the best of vinegar." lie gained
lis poiut. The muttered cursts of the
men, the disgusted, horrified looks of the
women, restored hia usual cheerful feel.
ings, and lie perlormed his duty with a
steady hand.
He was remarkably fond of conversing
on medical science, and nlso of practical
joke, but like mot jokers did not like to
bo the subject of one.
The late Judge Calhoon was, in his
young days, a most inveterate joker. It
happened that the two were riding along
the road together; tie doctor was dis
canting on the want of more general
knowledge in the community of the prin
ciples of surgery and medicine, and
stated by way of illustration, that a man
might lie thrown from a horse and his
neck dislocated only and not broken, and
the presence of an expert, skillful man
might save his life. Almost at this mo
ment the doctor's horse threw him full
length in the road. Calhoon, who was
then young, athletic and active, dis
mounted, seized the doctor by the hair
of the head before he had time to rise,
placed his feet upon his shoulders, and
kept pulling with all his strength, until
the doctor fairly roared with pain, and
then tenderly helped him to his feet, and
congratulated him on saving his life.
The doctor slow ly and grumlv remounted,
nnd rode along for some time, whilst
Calhoon 'was convulsed with laughter
to which he dared not g:ve vcut; then
suddenly checking his horte, nnd mixing
in hie f-tirrups, with uplifted hands he
exclaimed: ".John Calhoon, if you erer
tell any one of this atlair, may I he (using
a tremendous oath) if I don't make it a
perronul mutter with you !" Of course
Calhoon never could have kept so good a
joke to himself, but no on ever dared to
mention it to the old doctor.
Dr. McCreery died, in middle age,
about 18'i.r or lSLMi. He had been to
Shclbyville to bring home his eldest
daughter from Mrs. Teris' school, and
was taken rick and died at a house on
the road between Shephcrdsvillc nnd
Key's ferry, on Salt river. His remains
were alterwnrds brought to his old home
for burial. His wife, who was the
daughter of Joshua Crow, lived many
yars a citizen of Hartford, where she
was universally loved and esteemed for
her many good qualities, and having
raised a I urge family of children, followed
them to St Louis, nnd several years
ago her remains were brought lo Hnrt-
ford nnd deKited by those of her hus
Dr. Benjamin' .Smith removed to Hart
ford about the year 1822, from Shelby.
ville, Ky. He was n high toned, hospi
table gentlenin, of ba-lilul. retiring
modesty. He was looked tioii as a safe and
reliable physician, always retaining his
practice in n family when once employed,
nnd enjoxed the confidence and esteem
of many friends nnd acquaintances. He
died during the summer of 1S-10.
Dr. Samuel O. Peyton came to Ohio
county when but n boy, was n student of
Dr. McCreery, and graduated nt Lexing
ton, nnd commenced the practice of med
icine when quite toting, and roon grew
into eminence ns a practicing physician.
His practice for many years was IbImj-
rious ami lucrative. He also turned his
attention to farming, ami was not only a
successful, hut model farmer.
1'osscssing nil the hospitality and so
cial qualities of the true Kentuckian
pleasant manners and fluency of speech
he was soon drawn into the arena of pol
itics, and became the Democratic leader
of this section of the country. With a
large Whig majority in the county, he
was first elected to the .State Legislature,
and several times afterwards was elected
to Congress. He was an acute nnd able
dehator on the stump, and no man per
haps in his district could mingle more
successfully with the crowd, or enlist
more warm and devoted friends in his
cause, lie uirtl in Jauuarr, IniO, and
was followed to the grave by ninny
friends, both rich and poor, for he was
the poor man's friend.
However painful Ihe duty, however
hopeless the task to warn the rising gen
eration of the danger, yet, with the hope
that one in n thousand may take heed
we'feel bound to record the fact that all
three of these useful and honorable men;
from the impulses of their free and gen
erous natures, contracted habits of In
temperance that destroyed their useful
ness nnd shortened their days.
Oh! that the Angel of Mercy could
forever blot out (he evil, and no longer
suffer it to hang like n funeral pall over
the-fathers, mothers, wives and children
of our land, darkening, their hopes; of
earth and heaven!
lliMlnrwi Revlrnl.
It looks very much like whistling to
keep up courage to talk about the revi
val of trnde; yet there are signs of Ihe
approach ol ft better condition of things.
The croM of the country are fine, and the
demand for them good nt fair prices.
Large sums of money nrt living shipped
West to aid in getting produce to market
Over three millions of greenbacks came
last week, and the stream still flows in
steady volume. Active business create n
demand for money, nnd the demand is
clearly on the increase. It is the opinion
of those who watch narrowly the signs of
the times, that business of all kinds will
be better this fall than since 1873, be'
cause it is impossible for the farmer to
prosper without nil kinds of industry
sharing in the prosperity.
What is the difference-between a girl
nnd a nightcap? One is born to wed,
the other is worn to bed.
Why is n young lady who has just left
boarding-school like a Building Commit
tee? ileal use kUe u ready to receive
We have receiyed the following bw'ef,
but exceedingly explicit nnd pointed com
muiiication from a source which we have
every reaion to credit:
To the Kditor cf the Courier-Journal.
Mt. Washixutox, Kv.Sept.2, 1877.
I see by a cable telegram in the Courier
Journal that Omian Pasha, of the Turk
ish army, is believed lo be ueneral Ba
zaiue, late n Marshal of the French
army. This is n mistnke. I happen lo
know very well who O-unan l aslin is, as
I have corresponded with Inni lor several
vcars. and hnve received letters from him
since he has been given command of n
division of toe lurkieh army. (Jsman
Paslia is an American, a native ol Haw
kins countv. Tenn. His name is R.
Clay Craw font He was Colonel of a
f . 1 I.
regiment 01 nriniery miring me inie war
between the States, lie nlterwards en
tered the service of th Liberal Govern
ment of Mexico, and was made a Ueneral
of division. He created considerable
stir by the capture of Bagdad, Mexico,
passing his forces over the Rio Grande
from the Texas shore. He finally quar
relled with Jaurcz, the Mexican Presi
dent, and returned to the United States
with a large fortune. He resided for sev
eral rears at a beautiful country seat un
the Delaware, nenr Philadelphia. His
restless disposition caused him to seek ex
citement, and he entered the service of
the Khedive ofEypt; was soon nfler
transferred to (he service of the aiillnn,
and commanded the Turkish army nt
Plevna, L B. WicKi.irrK.
Our correspondent writes with the di
rectness and relevancy of personal knowU
edge, nnd yet he seems ignorant of some
of the antecedents of the hero of hia
sketch. Crawford is, or was, a really ex
traordinary rson. All that his brief
liogrnpher says in the above communi
cation is true. Crawford was a Uilonel
of Artillery in the wnr; he did go to
Mexico, where he rose quickly to the
rank of Genera! of division; he quarrell
ed with Juarez on account of th Bagdad
affair, which was really nothing more
nor less than a freebooting cxiedition; on
the proceeds of this and other plundering
operations, he appeared in Wall street.
where he struck n streak of luck, making
a minion oi uonars in six or rigui
months ; he bought the magnificent
Diddle estate just out of Philadelphia,
lived in great splendor and ostentation for
a few years, having married a Xew York
lady, and, about 1870, disappeared, He
has not tieen heard of since. He desert
ed his wife, to whom the letter of our
correspondent will come ns the first news
of a long-lost husband in seven years.
All this is corroborative testimony ns to
Ihe truth ol the statement that Ostnan
Pasha and Clay Crawford are one nnd
the snme person. If that be the case,
the history of so interesting n chnraiter
cannot fail to be of value to the public.
In anv event, the revival ol the nam of
the reckless nnd eccentric East Tenne.
seean makes some reference to his singu
larly adventurous life appropriate.
One of the last acts of Andrew John
son as a member of Congress from the
First district of Tennessee was to appoint
R. Clay Crawford, of Hawkins county,
a Cadet to West Point. That was in th
early part of 1853 The lad was turned
of seventeen, of respectable parentage.
He had had considerable education for
the regioc and period, and was able to
take a good position nnd to make a rapid
progress at the military academy. But
what he gained in learning he lost in con
duct. He was a restless, excitable creat
ure, perpetually involving himself and
others in trouble, and never content with
established law. The result was inevita
blc, though longer delayed than tcould
have been expected. He was expelled,
and left West Point with a character for
intelligence' nnd ambition, but also for
recklessness, which attended hiuvin after
life. Instead of going quietly to his
home in Hawkins county. East Tennessee,
he had n mind for seeing the world nnd
a taste for adventure. His unruly spirit
would not brook the monotony of the
hills and hollows, and his wounded pride
rebelled nt the thought of reappearing
among his old relatives nnd friends with
the disgrace of expulsion upon him.
So, having some money to go on, he
stopped in New York, and tried life in the
metropolis for awhile on his own account.
Crawford's money soon gave out, and
he was thrown upon his wits. These,
however, were both self-confident ami
acute. He had many n wrestle with
fortune, but, young and inexperienced as
he was, he always fell upon his feet. He
would have escaped to this day had he
not become entangled in an affair. Of
course it was an affair of the heart In
such circumstances as he found himself
it is ever the case that a woman comes
upon the r,cenc. Thus it was that he
was forced of necessity to look home'
ward. A:compatiied by his paramour,
he had got as far as Wytheville, in Vir
ginia, on his way back to Tennessee,
when a fatal mishap befell him. They
had put up for the night at the inn of
the town. There happened lobe lodged
there at the same time a rich old cattle
dealer, just returned from Alabama.
He was loaded down with money. The
temptation was too great for poor Crawford
He noted all the points of the case, wailed
for his victim to retire,, nnd, when all
was still and dark, stole softly to the
room of the cattl dealer. The old man
was sound nsleep, nnd the young ma
rauder got away with the swag, which
had been carefully deposited under the
owner's pillow. Abotit midnight the
sleeper awoke nnd very naturally felt to
find whether his treasure was safe. It
was gone. He hnppened to be a cool,
keen, resolute mau. He had rot iced the
wild young fellow with the pretty young
woman, had observed the attention they
had paid him, and immediately his sus
picions fell upon them. He got quietly
KENTUCKY, SEPT. 12, 1877.
out of bed, nnd, without disturbing any
one, sought the room of the landlord, to
whom he communicated Ine circuni
stances of the robbery and his belief
thereon. The landlord shared his opin
ion. They procured n light and a weap
on. Then they went together to the
apartment of the adventurous stranger.
Instead of knocking, us they might hnve
done, considering (hat there was a lady
as well ai n gentleman within, they sud
denly turned the lolt, and, the door be
ing unlocked, they walked in. A night
indeed met their astouishid gazed. There,
seated upon the floor, was our ex-cadet
and his mistress, the candle between
them, busily engaged in counting the cattle-dealer's
money. The arrest was made
at once. 1 he trial and conviction speed
ily followed, and, in a few weeks, Craw
ford found himself in the State Prison of
Virginia at Richmond.
Poor Clay Crawford I gay, ardent, ns
piring! The occupant of a felon's cell;
It was hard but fair; and he languished
there many :i weary rtionth and year, ex
piating his first attempt at highway rob
bery. But there is an end to all things.
The war came on. Many reports exist
ns to how Crawford got out of prison.
Some say he escaped. Others say he
made terms with the Confederate author
ities. It is moat likely thai ins tune ex
pired. At all events he found himself a
free man again. Some time in 1802, after
the occupation of N'nshville by the Union
forces, he turned up in the capital of his
native State. His old friend Andrew
Johson wes Military Governor. East
Teuticsseans nrc proverbially clannish.
Where the clan is concerned they are not
squeamish. The future President wns nl-
wnys n partisan as well ns a clnnman.
He rarely forgot or went back upon a re
tainrr. The times were out ot joint.
After all, Clay Crawford had been im
prisoned by the hated Virginians, and
that was n recommendation in the eyes
of the excited and excitable Union lead
er. So, once more Andrew Johnson be
came Clay Crawford's patron and backer.
He gave him odd jobs of detective work.
Then he helped him to ft commission.
Finally, he got him the command of a
regiment of artillery. There nre many
curious stories of the exploits of the
young adventurer in connection with the
nrmy of the Cumberland. One of the
most credited is that on a certain occa
sion he sold some two hundred of his
command ton substitute broker, who ap
peared with a large sum of money with
iu his military jurisdiction, nnd, having
obtained the money, caused Ihe luckless
violator of the law to bo tried as a spy by
a drum-head court-martial, and, proved
guilty of course, to be shot at daylight.
Be this as it may, he acquired money and
lost repute, so that, in 1805, he found it
safe to resign nnd go lo Mexico, where
hi took service with Juarez, contriving
to recommend himself for gallantry and
capacity, nnd rising rapidly from a Colo
nel of Artillery to be a General of Di
Our correspondent refers to the Bag
dad affair. It was the sensation of the
day. The papers were full of it. Al
though a freel-ooting exploit, there wns
a Robin Hood dash about it that pleased
the public taste, and, when Crawford was
forced out of the Mexican service, it
made him quite a lion on the frontier.
It is said that he wns officer of the day
on the occasion when Maximilian was
shot. It is certain that he was possessed
of many trophies of the dead Emperor
when he came East, which he did in 18G7,
just after the collapse of the empire. He
had not wasted his substance. On the
contrary, he had mlJed to it. The 86 ck
of Bagdad, it was believed at the time,
had yielded handsomely, and it was not
the only expedition which he had made.
When he made his appearance in Wash
ington he was full-handed.
His old friend Andrew Johnson was
President, and would doubtless have
helped him if he had required it. But
he did not. He had tried his hand as a
robber, raider and soldier, and had a
mind for speculation on a larger scale.
He would become a King of Finance.
He would emulate the rising glory of
Fisk. He would enter Wall street
He did so, nnd won. He struck a streak.
One lucky operation after another multi
plied his wealth, until he found himself
master of a lordly million. He fell in
love again, married n beautitul lady liv
ing on the Hudson, bought a great estate
near Philadelphia, and began a career of
luxury and pleasure. Our correspondent
is quite right in his reference. Crawford
did certainly live like an 'Oriental. But
he was not satisfied. All of a sudden,
about three years later, he grew moody,
restless, and on 'one fine morning he
turned up missing; gono no one knew
how; no one knew where. But, assur
edly, he Trent, anil from that day to I his
has not been heard of by any of his old
companions in any of his old haunts.
Our correspondent clears up this mys
tery. He says positively that he fatum
that Clay Crawford went to Egypt, tluil
he enlisted in the service of the-KJiedive,
that he succeeded so well that he was
promoted nnd transferred to the service of
the Sublime Porte, nnd (bathe is no other
than the hero of Plevna. It is very
like. Nothing could be more character
istic. Crawford never lacked audacity
or courage, a mild imagination, an ad
venturous spirit and a child-like faith in
his destiny. A tall, rather handsome
man, with light brown hair, and eyes of
a peeuliar gray, be would arrest attention
anywhere. Clad in the brilliant uniform
of a Field Marshal of the Turkish army.
with a jeweled coif upon his brow and a
flashing scimitar by his side, mounted
upon an Arabian charger, he wonld W
very distinguished in appearance. Am)
thus it is that Osnian Pasha is not ihe
disgraced Bszaine, but a reckless and re
markable advrnturer, Clay Crawford hy
name, from Hawkins county, Tennessee.
Stranger things have happened, but this
is strange enough.
The Musi fur thr Tlmrn.
Eliiahethtowa news.
The diligent, sober, economical and
virtuous man is the man for the limes.
This is not an age for day-dreaming
nor a time for play. Life in the present
age calls for a full development of all the
bet impulses and energy of which man
is capable, and demands that he shall
strive to be both useful and honorable.
While we have many good examples
in our midst, we need more. Let us
hare among all classes more industry,
more thrift, more honest effort, and there
will be less of failure, and lrss complaint
of hard timee. Competition crowds out
the laggards. While these fail the in
dustrious and prudent still thrive. There
is no floating into easy places nowaday.
There is no drifting into wealth nnd hon
ors. All must work their way. There
'a no room for the idler, the rogue or the
loafer in the fields of labor, nor in the
marts of trade, nor in the ranks of pro
fessions. While the lazy workman lacks
a job, willing workmen nre not Mir. La
bor is honorable, health-giving and prof
itable. Let us all work, with head or
hands. Let honesty, temperance, indus
try and economy be our motto, and" we
shall in a measure prosper. It is evi
dent to the most casual observer that
the causes of financial embarrassment
arc not altogether political. While we
are satisfied that the protective tariff, and
the resumption nct.and gold-bearing bonds
and the demonetization of silver, and
the waste of the public domain, and
the squandering of therpublic funds, and
other radical evils have had a most de
pressing influence upon the prosperity of
the American people, and have taught us
lessons in governmental policy that we
are not likely to forget; we are, never
theless, inclined to believe that we have
three great evils among us that have pre
vailed to an alarming extent, and been
n great cause of financial distress in the
laud. Intemperance, extravagance and
idleness, have led to .worse vices and
have afflicted our people as grievously as
any political evils, and have brought
prosperity to beggary many times. There
are other evils in the land affecting the
virtue and happiness of our people which
we stand ready to condemn, hut confine
ourself for the present to this simple
proKsition, which embraces a great deal
the diligent, sober, economical and
virtuous man is the man for the times.
(And we may add, parenthetically, that
such men pay their subscriptions.)
lip Couldn't Drink fVlnr.
Burlington Free Press: There was
once a noble youth who on being urged
to take wine at the table of a famous
statesman in Washington, had the moral
courage to refuse. He was a poor young
man, just beginning the struggle of life.
He brought letters to the great statesman,
who kindly invited hnn home to dinner.
"Not taka a glass of wine?'' said the
great statesman, in wonderment and sur
"Not one single glass of wine?" eehoed
the statesman's beautiful and fascinating
wife, as she arose, gloss in hand, and
with a grace that would have charmed
an anchorite, endeavored to press it up
on him.
"Ko," replied the heroic youth, reso
lutely, gently repelling the proffered
What a picture of moral grandeur was
that ! A poor, friendless youth, refusing
wine nt the table of a wealthy and fa
nous statesman, even though proffered
bv the fair hands of n beautiful lady.
Despiie not your mother when she
is "M. Ago may wear and waste a
mother's beauty, strength, reuses and
estate, but her relation ns mother is as
the sun when it goes forth in its might,
for it is always m the meridian and
knoweth no evening. The perron may
bo crcy-hnired, but motherly relation
is ever in its bloom. It may be
nutuinn, yea, winter; but with the
mother, ns mother, it's always spring.
Alas ! how little do wo appreciate a
mothor's tenderness while living! How
needless nre wc in youth of nil Tier anx
ieties nnd kindness! but when she i
dead and gone when the cares and the
coldness of the world comes withering
to otlr heart then it is that we think
of tho mother vre have lost.
IIkv. T. E. IJiciiky, atone time ed
itor of the "Temperance Advocate," is
about starting an independent temper
ance paper at JAinccton, Ky., to lie
known ns theT-n-KitAXCr: Advance,
at 50 cents jicr minimi. We wish him
great success in this enterprise. Good
Trwpfrir' Jdvoralf.
A celebrated tempcraner worker in
England made the remark that "if the
English laborers had more home coin
furls there would be less rum drank," to
which llic Rochester Democrat very prop
crly replies that if "there were less rum
drank there would be more home com
forts. Exchange.
Of the whole number of persons com
milted to the common jails of Connect!'
cut in one year, 2.S93, in all, 2,300 were
of intemperate habits, and only 108
strictly temperate.
Join; Walker, an Englishman, first in-
vcuted lucifer matches in ISCO.
NO. 36.
Dr. Yeo on Alcohol sua Fooat.
Tram tha Temperance. Advance.
The Forlnvfllfy, nn English periodi
cal, contains an article in the April
number from, Dr. Burrfey Yeo, in
which he attempts to prove that alcu-
11? t tl l . IM ,
hoi is vaiuaoie as n iouu. a ne doctor
quotes a statement to the cflect that
the Cam bridge crew, when training.
take dailv "a moderate amount of (nl-
t l- xV.? l . i r .
cuiionc; sitmuiani. in commenting
on this statement, the astute (?) doctor
says: "it would seem, therefore, to be
capable of demonstration that the daily
cvnsnmptioa of a moderate amount of
alcoholic beverage rs consistent with
the most perfect ilevelonmeat of mus
cular cnersry." But thw wise (?) de-
ciple of Esculnpius draws his conclu
sions too liastily. If the Cambridge
men had given a fair trial to training,
both with nnd without stimulants, and
had found themselves worse with the
latter, then Dr. Yeo might hava beeB
justified in making the declaration
quoted; hut there is no proof that the
Cambridge men have ever so tested
the matter. Y e have many cases to
the point, ahowincr that abstinence
from all ulcoholic drinks U the surer
way to the preservation oi health and
the development of the' muscular
powers. We will give a few: "A num
ber of British officers were taken pris
oners by the Mohammedons, in Jutlea.
nnd thrown into prison where they were
allowed nothing but rice and water.
.Many of them went into the dungeons
wiin diseased livers and other com
plaints; when released after several
years confinement they were in per
fect health: and on returning to the
army they found themselves high in
rank by tbc death of their superiors
who had lived freely and drank wine
and spirits." "During the four years
which Alexander oelkirs speut upon
the dreary island of Juan Fernandez,
he drank nothing but water; he had
been there but a short time, when he
increased in strength amazingly, being
three times as strong as he ever had
been before. But, when taken on
board a vessel sailing for England, he
began to drink beer nnd other fer
mented liquors. After this, his strength
gradually declined, and in one month
he was no stronger than any other man.
r rj ir. '
Ill 1873. Prof. Monroe, of England,
stated that he had under his cliarge
two societies of operatives, one com
posed of total abstainers, the other of
those who use spirituous or fermented
liquors. In the former, the average
tune or sickness in year to each mem
ber is one nnd three-quarter days; in
the latter it is eleven and seven-eighth
days. The death-rate in the former is
two-fifths of one oer cent., in the latter
one and one-half per cent., or assum
ing the membership of each society to
be one thousand, there are lour deaths
in the .former to fifteen in the latter."
Many other similar examples could
easily be given, but these nrc enough
to destroy Vr. leos theory, and so
we lay down our pen.
Keep IIhnj.
It is the idle men who mutiny at
sea, and there is a world of philosophy
in realizing the tact. We remember
an old Cape Cod sea-captain who,
when there was nothing else to do,
ordered the watch on deck to scour
the anchor. Some one calls cheerful
ness the daughter of employment, and
it is certainly true that occupation is
the necessary basis of all enjoyment.
Men who have half a dozen irons in
the firo are not the ones to eo crazy.
Put in all the irons you have, shovel.
poker, tongues, and all, without the
least fear ot beiug too busy, it the
man of voluntary or compelled leisure
who mopes and pines himself into the
mud-house or tha crave, .bra ploy-
ment Is nature's physician, according
to Galen, and an occupation which i
innocent is most certainlv better than
none at all.
Schiller declared that he found the
greatest happiness in life to consist in
.t t i t
ine regular uiscnarge or some meennn
ical duty. Motion is nature's law, ac
tion u n man a salvation, physical and
mental. Stagnant water becomes pu
trid, flowing water is pure and sweet.
Idleness in man u just as surely moral
death. No thoroughly occupied man
was ever vet miserable," though he
may have had an idle moment in
which he may have thought so. Dis
content arises under want of occtipa-
tion.pnd that, no man need be without,
who is blessed with health, eyes hands,
and the usual physical endowment?.
Kcal life u thought nnd action, and
usefulness lengthen our tlays. lMti-
ucss, like rust, cats into tha very heart
of our strength; it is the paralysis of
tlaA. OtMltl Tlflt1A llatn 1 lAd fatllltW
if we crow nothing useful, be sure we
shall ourselves ran to weed.
And vet nine perverts out of ten are
looking forward to the coveted hour
when they shall have leisure to do
nothing, or, in other words, to allow
their cnenries to. starmate. ralss
philosonhv. All rwer appears only
in transition; the firefly only glows
when upon the wing. Keep busy
that u the tnic motto. Hint man
among us is only truly wist- who Liyt
himself out to work till life s latest
hour, and that it the man who will
live the longest, nnd who will live to
the most purpose. e live in deeds,
not in years. reep iuxy :
"AWaaee uf orai-al'ioa w sit reat :
A aatD.1 naite vacant la a minl diltreiiaJ;"
A recent article on "Beer Million
aires and "tacts tor Urmkers, the
Hartford Times commends to the
thoughtful consideration of the thou
sands of beer-drinkers who nre patched
by the hard times, and whose dimes
and halt dimes have gono to build up
the brewers' colossal fortunes. What
skould have gone into well-conducted j
savings-banks, Iras been given to a few
brewers inateftl,-while hundreds and
thousands of families have been
pinched nnd starved and driven to
physical ami moral ruin. j
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Vriirpraclfeeni OhI and adji.luinjenoBtHr
: and is tb CeaetofAjjaila I Kemtavaky.
ar lj-
nxtcrroKD, jet.
(Oafe . e4 rrarsaatua er F-ardwIek A
Will nnK'mta Fahriar and lanariar arte-
f this cemnoDvealth
SnaaUl ateMii (Iran to eaa la aat-
r"5te2- . . .
I.r.alfvm it aiaa-axamiaerr na wn
w. Amnmttnm nimilr will ready ta
uliKjeall parties at all timet.
jtssi z. root i.
w. n. awzzszr.
Hartford, Ky. fwenS9ro, Xy.
XiOa-W ,
Will sraeiice their troftnien in thr
Oiiro-eottntv Cenit Cort. aV ta the
Court of Appeaa of Xentweky.
fFFICR-Weesaeo( 3Crkt strtii
near courtOBM
(Cocstr Jade.
Promat amarian rrvea rs tfia eolTaetiea at
claim. Office in h courthouse.
a. D.waLKBir .v.aeiaiias
Special attention fiecn'to abtain!: g IHfcharg-
a l xcukmslcT-
aol ta
trail Iteal SaUto Aganr,
Prompt attesrtiia efitm t IV enlTeellan aJ
slaimt. Win bo7, aell. leaao, or rent tanda r
mineral privileges on reasonable terms. Wllf
write deeds, mortgage, leuee, Jtc and at
tend to listing and paving rues an laada Be
longing to non-retiifenra.
Itferaej aid Uegiseltr at La,
Will attend to all fc.awmri'S conftdeil to
his care in the inferior and snerior court
of the Commostneallh.
EST Office opposite Court House near
the root Office. n40-lr.
G.W. PRIEST, M. D., D. D. S.
ISM Vlftla ntrrt
Practitioner of Denlielrv In all ila de-i
paitment. TWe prettiest 'mis of Artifi
cial teeth at Te ami 1 wrlve Dollar per
set. XxtraetHtg tetth 56 cents. Larg r
dnetiea from ii price In filling.
Tour Rex
oJtter ha a
been in my
family far
soma ti m e
a net I an
persaa it a d
It it a valu
able addi
tion to lb
aoedieal tdeaee. Sovamor Oilx.
t, Alabama,
I hava Brad tho RegVtor In taj
baity fcr tha vast soventoea year.
I ea safely recommend it to tho
world att tha host medfeiae t have
ever naed fcr that class of dUeasea It
purports to rare." It. 7. Tansnot,
iWtdant of City Baah.
"Simmona Liver Regiaatot- V-
proved a good and eSeailoae modi,
cina." C. A.Srmta, Dnrmjist.
'We hovo been aecjoaiated with tT.
Simmona Liver Medicine for more
than twenty year,ad know It tbo
the beat Utri Kegwtater o Tared to. lhe
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Tho stomach I affected with Ukta or
jtrrnm aad tickneea, buwaltin gen
eral rMTir. tnmtrhao alternating,
lax. ThoBxaatt trvoLttd with pal i,
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We was or KtrotT accompanied wilhr
paiafai sensation of haviag Larr .
ansa wmethiat: which eaarhllohaaa
been done. Oflea complaratag of
weakness, naxiLlTT and low apirita.
Sometime aajir of the atwva symp
tom attend tho disease, and at other
time very few of them, Lat the una
I geerHy tha'orgaB moat Involved.
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