OCR Interpretation

The Hartford herald. (Hartford, Ky.) 1875-1926, October 03, 1877, Image 1

Image and text provided by University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Persistent link: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84037890/1877-10-03/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for

Ooe copy, one year......... ' M
One copy, ilx montht.............""
One copy, three monthi..........- 50
No deduction from thete ratn under any
. Ai wo are compelled by law to pay poiUgo
In advance on paper tent outttdo of Ohio
eonnty, we ro forced to require payment on
nbtcriptiont in advance.
AH letter on buiineit mult be addrenedto
JOHN 1. BARRKTT, 1'uMUher.
Bapllit have tervleet firt Sunday and
S usday nlf.nl In every month and Saturday
Olrht preceding. W. P. Bennett, paitor.
it. K. Church South Bervlcel third Sun
day In every month. W. W. Cook, patter.
Union Sunday School every Sunday morn
Ins 1,f Pa,t e'Snt ,oek-
lion Jamet Stuart, Judge, Oweniboro.
a I. Morton. Clerk. Hartford.
K. R. Marrell, Matter Commiii'oner, Hartford,
n w Vtallllnt. iherlfr. llaitlard. IUputiei
1 w nnnrer. Hartford. S 1 Tajlor, Bearer
Dan, K 11 Cooper, Fordtvllle.S L Fulkerton,
Hogg't FalU.
Court bejint tecond Mondayi In May and
November, and contlnuei three weeki each
Bon J A Murray, judgi, Cloverport.
Hen Joieph Uayeraft, attorney, Oweniboro,
v- t. Kim. leiler. Hartford.
Court beglni on fint Mondays In April and
October and continues two wecaa eacu icriu.
Iton. VT. F. Oregory, Judge, Hartford.
Cant. Sam. K. Cor, Clerk, Hartford.
3. iv i.nJ.tfnr. Attorner. Hartford.
Court Veglni on the fint Monday In every
Begin on the 3rd Mondayi In January.Aprll,
July and October.
Beglni on the Crit Mondayi January and
J. J. Leach, Alienor, Cromwell.
. Smith FiUhugb.Surveyor.Sulphur Spring!.
hoi. H. Boiwell, Ceroner, Sulphur Spnngi.
U. I. Howe, School Coiamiiiloner, Hartford.
caxey msTaicr 0.1
.Mar I June j Sept J I
I Dec
11. TUlUcll
r H Alford
cool -.mixes pistiiict !. .
A N Brown I 28 1 23 1 2
1) J Wilcox I 29 1 2. 2.
CMVKnrows district no. 3.
ATCoffman I 26 1 26 1 24
ir Render I 27 1 2J 2S
B.n Newton I 1 I 11 8
K Woodward I IT 16 1 17
roanaviLLE owtrict so
o. :
I L. Burton I I
W n Cobb I 9
J 8 McKlroy
T.ra.. Milltr
12 1 12 12 1
13 1 ll 13 (
HAkTioan piaraicT xo. 7
A B Bennett I 19 1 19 1
John Y Cooper 2 18 J
19 I
Melvln Taylor ) 311 29 1 2
Samuel Auitin 0 " I -
J.Ln M Leach I 21 I 21 I 5
T L Allen I l 01.3
arLrncn arxiMin district so. iv.
Jehu A Bennett I CI 61 l
KU Wedding 7 5 7 i
RiKTLnrr'a district so. 11.
JSYatci I HI U 111 1
WH Cummins 1 15 13 1 15 1
A lilt or the Conttabtri of Ohio County an
their Pott Office addresi :
CAXST 11STICT xo. 1.
W W Eiell.ltoelne.
cooLnraixos dmtxict o. 2.
Itaao Brown, RoekporU
I il Casebler, Ceralro.
EU Chtan, Buford.
Jo I Harder, Fnrdivillc.
VT L Uaddox, Beaver Dam.
X S Hodges' Cromwell.
A. C. KUU, Hartford.
acLPHUM praixoe district xo
r. J. Kerby.
Hartford F.P.Morgan. Judge, leeondMon
days in January. April, July and October.
Charles Urlfin, Marrhal.
Seaver Dam. E. Yf. Cooper. Judge, 6rt
atirday in January. April, July an I October.
-Thomas Stevenr, Maribal.
Cromwell. A. P. Montarue. Jodie, f eeond
Saturday In January, April, July and October
Jai. W. Daniel Maribal.,
Ceralro. W. D. Barnard, Jndge, lait Sat
urday In March, June, September and Decern
her. Daniel Tichenor, Maribal.
Hamilton J. W. Lankford, Judge, poit
oCee addren Mellenry, court held third Sat
urday in January. April, July and October
A' J. Carman, Martha), poit-office adJreu
Rockport J. W. Duke, Judge, ManiSeld
Wllliami, Maribal. Courta held fint Wednes
day In January, Apr!', July and October.
JsS. Y. M.
Meets third
Monday night in each
. II. MOOKE. V. M.
H. Au. !M.
Meets Erconil Monday nipht in each
month. M. E. W. II. MOORE. II. P
I. O. O. 3J1.
Meeti in .Taylor Hall, in Hartford
' Ky.,on the Second and Fourth Saturday
ertninci in each month. The fraterntly
. are cordially invited to visit u when con
renient for them to do bo.
L. Barkett. N. G. Wm. Fiiippb, Sec.
. B. P. Beret mas. D. D. G. JI.
J. O. Gr. T.
Meets in Taylor Hall, Hartford, Ky,
verv Thursday evening. A cordial invi
tation is extended to ineinhere of the Or
der to visit ut, and oil such will be made
D. E. TnoA8, W. a T.
II. B. KixsoLvixa. W. Sec.
G. B. Williams, L. D,
Drogi.'Medielnei, Paintf, Qili, Fancy and
Toilet Articles. Notion!, Perfumery, Snonrel.
i io Soapf, School Books and stationary. Pore
wines and wmiKies lor ueaicai purpotes,
IPatent Medicines &c
Family Medicines and Pbyilcisns preicrip
ttoaj accurately eomponnaea at an nonri.
VOL. 3.
There it a jolly Saxon pi
That is pretty ranch like this :
That a man is half In heaven
When be hai a woman! kill.
But there il danger in delaying,
Andtheiweetneti may forsake it(
So I tell you bathrul lover,
If yon want H". why, take 1U
Never let another fellow
Steal a march on yon in thii;
Never let a laughing maiden
8ee you ipoiling for a kin.
Thero'i a royal way of killing,
And the Jolly ooi that make it
Have a motto that is winning:
If you want a kin, why take It.
Any fool may faco a cannon
Anybody wear a crown
But a man muit win a woman
If he'd hare her for hii own.
Would you have a golden apple,
You mutt find a tree and thako it
If a thing is worth the having.
And you want a kin, why take it.
Who would burn upon a deiert,
With a foreit running by?
Who would give bii lunny luramtr
For a bleak and wintry iky?
Oh 1 I tell you there ii magic,
And you cannot, cannot break It;
For the iweetett part of loving
Is to want a klsi and take it.
Old Mrs. Taylor believing in that text
of Scripture which saye "Mau shall not
vc on bread alone," did not confine her
tcnovolence to distributing the loaf to the
ungry mill boys, but was ever ready to
relieve the sick nml suffering, no matter
hat their condition in life. Poor, dying
mothers, leaving helpless children, would
often bequeath them to her care; and in
lis way her house became almost an
orphan asylum, during the ravages of the
Itevolutionary wnr. It is said that at
times she had as many as thirty oui
children all dependent upon her for food
and raiment She, too, was the princi
pal surgeon and physician of the then
backwoods settlement With her lancet
always in her pocket, she was ever ready
to replace dislocated joints, set broken
bones, and lance or bleed ns required,
with the nerve of a hospital surgeon, nl-
lough the wnil of n feeble infant, or any
lale of sorrow or suffering, would always
bring tcara to her eyes.
She had been raised and always held to
ic old church of England, or Episcopal
faith, (several of her old prayer books
are still extant,) but she was always lib
eral and kind to other denominations,
and their preachers made her house their
resting place. She did not, however, ap
prove of the ranting, furious, wild-tire
as she called it) of ome of the Mctlio-
diot preachers. There was one especially
we think hie name was Hubbs that
was frequently the victim of her humor
and sarcasm. In those early days, with
such a numerous family, no time could
be lost or idled away. The family room
was like a Urge work shop, wherein
winter nights everything wan done that
could be done invloors. Shoes were
made or mended, brooms and baskets
manufactured, or corn shelled, or homi
ny beat. It so happened that one night
on which brother Hubbs' round on the
circuit had brought him in as a guest,
there proved to be a heavy demand for
shelled corn, to fill a contract for meal to
be ground and delivered the next day,
and all hands were encaged in shelling
and sacking corn until bed time. These
sacks were set in rows around the wall,
and brother Hubbs, who was a most im-.
petuous, raving enthusiast, and who had
acquired a habit of beating and mauling
with his fists at almost every word he
uttered, knelt down to pray by one" of
these sacks of corn, and soon became fu
r!ou8 in his zeal, and prayed, and pound
ed the sack of corn until the whole fami
ly became weary. As soon as the family
had arisen to their feet, the old lady went
to the same sack, stooped down and com
menccd feeling it carefully. "Well,
Hubbs,'' she said, "I am just feeling if
you beat us a mess of hominy. If you
have, I'll make Lotty (the negro woman)
boil it for our break fasti' This ear
cat in is ream to have almost cured
Hubbs of his ranting manner.
By the most untiring care and industry
these tiro people raised a family of eight
sons and four daughters, and acquired
some property. Their aon, Harrison,
visited Kentucky; the first time whilst a
mere stripling, and became the agent lor
various land speculations, and spent
much of his time in the woods with sur
veying parties. It is related of him that
he never knew fear; that he made sever
al trips through the wilderness solitary
and alone, and on several occasions re'
maincdat tbesurreyor's camp, when moat
of Iiis party had retreated to the settle
ment for fear of Indiana. Through his
influence .his father and mother, and his
brothers and brothers-in-law were in1
duced to remove to Kentucky. The old
man sold his tarm and mill, and took a
large portion of the pay in such merchan
dise as would be useful in a new country,
lie Innded.in Ohio county in about 1708
and bought a farm near Hartford, where
4he bountiful supply of store goods ere-.
atrd almost as great an excitement as the
lockets woru by Shultz'b girls at the
Pigeon Boost Fork of Muddy, as related
by Ralph Bingwood.
The' following story illustrates how
they were appreciated by the young hunt
ers and belles of the day s At n social
party at the house of the old folks on
nizht a Bert, conceited young hunter
was seated nearest the table, on. which
the candle was burning; near by it lay a
pair of bright polished snuffers. The
young gentleman was requested to snuff
the candle, and immediately took it in
his hand, and licking his thumb and
finger was about to pinch it off, when
Borne one said, ''Use the snuffersl" H
t-at down the candle, picked up the snuf
fers, opened them, looked in them, and
then with an air of triumph, rclicked his
thumb and finger, pinched off the snuff,
placed it in the snuffers, replaced them
on the table with the remark, "Ain't
they nice and handy ?''
As long as health and strength would
permit, their house was the common re
sort of the sick and afflicted, who needed
advice, and the gay and witty who wished
to measure lances with the backwoods,
unpolished, off-hand wit, humor and sar
casm of the old lady, and even to this
day stories of her sayings and doings are
extant. Even the most sober and sage
like sought her society. The late eccen
tric James Axley, who preached her
funeral, and wa.a frequently in her com
pany during her latter days, was heard
to say that she had more actual elo
quence and sound common sense than
any woman he ever knew.
One ot their children, a daughter,
married a man by the name of Pue. She
died, and an only grand-child Peggy
accompanied the old folks to Kentucky.
Richard, the oldest son, lived to be
eighty-five years of age, and raised a
large family. An attempt was made
some years after to ascertain the names
and locality of his descendants, for the
purpose of procuring his bounty ns n
revolutionary soldier, but the effort vrns
given up in despair. They were scattered
everywhere through the west, even to
Oregon. He has two daughters still liv
ing in this country bordering on ninety
years, and enjoying good health.
Thomas, the next oldest, will be men
tioned hereafter. Harrison, the third
son, has been alluded to as one of the
early pioneers. He was a plain, simple
hearted, honest and hospitable man. His
house for years was the headquarters of
land claimants, who came to the county
to look after their land cIuimB, and his
thorough knowledge of the country, and
the locality of the various surveys, ren
dering his services highly important, and
in this way he olton spent days and
weeks, not only in entertaining visitors,
but in showing them their lands, for all
of which his ideas of old Virginia hospi
tality would not permit him to receive
one cent. There was one remarkable
trait in his character. Although cele
brated from his boyhood for his unflinch
ing courage and cool daring of danger,
nd among the first justices of the peace
nnd sheriffs of the county, and acting as
wagon-master during General Hopkins'
campaign, an extensive trader ami uusi-
uess man, he was never known to have a
row, rencounter or personal dillicimy
with any one. His descendants, though
uot as numerous ns Richard's, are also
cattcred through the west and south.
William, the fourth son, was a man of
tout frame, iron will, and untiring in-
dustry. lie was the first man in the
county to learn and appreciate the value
of bottom lands for meadows, and the
profits of stock-raising. From his ex
tensive meadows he not only fed a large
amount of cattle and horses, but sold
ay to th cilizeua of Hartford and Mor-
gantowu. He also built the first brick
dwelling house ever built in Ohio county.
This house, though much abused since
his death, still stands in a tolerable state
of repair, nnd was thought a splendid
piece of architecture in its early day.
After living to a good old age, the old
mnn died of tuat loathsome disease,
mall-pox. His posterity was not very
numerous nor migratory.
John and Septimus, the fifth and sixth
sons, both died in middle lire, leaving
large families, the greater part of wlAra
remained residents of the county, and
grew up to be good disposed, industrious
Joseph and Simon removed at an early
period to the far west, and little is known
of them. There is remote probability
that General or Colonel Joe Taylor, who
flourished in the Mormon war, was Jhe
son of Simon, as he had a son of that
name, who was rake and scamp enough
when he left Kentucky to have flourished
under Brigham's care.
Hannah married Samuel Brown, Mar
garet married James Harsha, and Jane
married Levi Pieman. The Harshas re
moved to Indiana, aud Pigmans to Ohio.
Hnrsha's eldest son, Thomas, bad just
joined the Methodist itineracy, and gars
the most extraordinary promise of talent
and usefulness as a preacher when he
died, lamented by all who knew him.
Although the descendants of the old
original pair have become contaminated
by some very injudicious crosses, it is
remarkable how many of them retain
characteristic traces of their parent stem,
Hospitality, honcslv, integrity, industry,
and inate diffidence and modesty, still
is the family liuce. It is remarkable.
also, that they baye. mostly all pursued
ine quiet pain 01 private uie, mostly ig
noring politics and political distinctions,
nor have they ever gained notoriety in
the calendar of crime.
Binu: Terms. Readers of the
Bible will bo, interested in tho follow,
ing explanations of expressions frc
qucntly met with in the Iloly Scrip
tures. J. hoy are believed to ue en
tircly corract : A Sabbath day's jour
ney was about one inglisu mile,
Ezekiel'a reed was 11 feet nearly. A
cubit is 22 inches nearly. A finger's
breadth is equal to on8 inch. A
shekel was about fifty cents. A shekel
of gold was jxbout S8 09. A talent of
silver wa3 81,518,32. A. talent of
cold was 813,309. A piece of silver,
or a penny, was 13 cent3. A farthing
was J cents. A cera was two cents,
A mite was one and a half cents. A
homer contained 76 crallons and
pints. An ephah, or bath contained
seven gallons and four pints. A bin
was one gallon and two pints. A
lirkin was seven pints. An omer was
six pints, A cab was threo pints,
log was one-half pint.
Froin Clnrlunntl to Nan Francisco.
When Sunday came, the ladies, all of
whom were members of the different
churches, asked for preaching. So, when
breakfast was over and the porter had his
room (the palace car) in order, I got my
bible (I being the one selected to preach)
and took my seat facing the audience,
and read the 17th chapter of St John,
and took Christ's solicitude tor his church
as my theme, and preached the longest
sermon of my life. Church being over,
we prepared for dinner. Two of the ladies
(the two unmarried ones ot course) a San
Francisco gentleman and myself joined
together for a ''home" dinner in the car.
We had prepared for it at Ogden, Utah.
My contribution was a baked hen the
most natural thing for a Methodist preach
er. I paid seventy-five cents for my hen,
a good round price; but the day of small
things, at least small prices, has not yet
reached this country. When we had our
several lunch boxes emptied, wc had a
good table Bprcad, and I was called upon
to offer prayer and thanks; which, being
done, we ate over thirty-five miles of tand
and rail.
Salt Lake was one of the sights to be
remembered, as it is the headquarters of
Mormondoui. Brigham Young; the great
polygamist priest, died a few days alter
we passed, leaving nineteen widows to
mourn or rejoice which? And ns his ad
ministrator's report has not yet been
made, we don'tknow how many orphans
were made fatherless by the death of the
Prophet But, ns Brigham was a fruit
ful tree, the list is a long one.
We are now in the Sierra, Nevada,
Mountains, and such beautiful scenery ss
is spread out before us my eyes never saw
before. The rugged mountain peaks
covered with tall pines, and now a deep
canon, and now a towering rock rising for
hundreds of feet over our heads. I need
not attempt a description.
We pass through the gold mining re
gions, and see the earth torn up for mites
n search of the "root of all evil.' When
I was a boy, in the "bend" above Hart
ford, I used to dig for roots ('sang") on
a small scale. But here, the "root of all
evil", gold, lies deep under all the surface
of the earth. The methods of hydraulic
mining would be of interest to your read
ers; but for want of epace, I pass on to
California, where we 6 top to eat break
fast, and feast upon mountain trout and
California fruit We now pass through
Sacramento Valley, the region of wheat,
where some farms have fifty thousand
acres in wheat. There has been no rain
"here forsix months,aiul the wheat gets ripe
and stands for weeks without damage, and
the reaper is also a thrasher, and is driven
through tho twld and takes off the heads
of the wheat and thrashes out the grain,
which is rolled off to be picked up, al
ready bagged and ready for shipping. Mil
lions of surplus wheat is ordinarily raised
in California, but this year the crop is
short. But as I was at the Pacific Coast
Exposition or Mechanics Fair, at San
Francisco, where the products of this
wonderful State were collected. I will
leave the railroad and pass on to the city.
We came to the bay and run out two miles
on a trestle bridge, and were told to dis
mount aud ship across the bay. 1 had
some regrets at leaving the old car in
which we had traveled so long ahd so far,
but this is a world of change, and we move
on with the crowd through a gate two,
miles from the shore, into a large trans
fer boat to take us across the bay. Friends
by the dozens had come out on the way
to meet loved ones; and I observed to a
lady who came to meet her husband, my
traveling friend, that 1 had no one to kis
me a welcome; but she would not take the
hint, but said, "wait until you return to
Cincinnati or the 'girl you left behind
you,'" and then will be your time. I
went to the Buss House, a hotel that
covers one solid block, and registered and
tnokabath, a shave and a warm supper,
and then felt like a new man. For shav
ing and shampooing 1 haudedthc barber
fifty cents, and he said "two bits more
please." I told him he was the cheekiest
man I had met in the way of charges, but
1. felt that he had done me a dollar's
worth of good,
When morning cams, I saw that my
ship,, The City of Pekin, which was to
have left on the 1st inst., was not in yet,
aud would not leave until the 8th. So I
set to work to "do" the city. The first
day, I rambled about the streets and wrote
letters to friends. Thesecond day, I went
to the Cliff House, a hotel five miles above
the city on the beach, on a steep bluff,
the foot of which is lashed by the waves
of the sea. Here, for the first time.
beheld the Pacific ocean, and I need not
attempt a description, nor to define my
feelings on beholding the magnificence of
the view before me. By the aid of a nau
tical glass. I brought in a ship at sea
which seemed a mere atom floating in the
sky when viewed by the unaided eye.
"Seal Rock," an island, a short distance
from the shore, is an interesting feature,
as it is covered with sea-birds pelicans,
gulls and ducks, and with huge sea lions
or barking seals. These animals, so un
comely and awkward on the land, are,
when in water, remarkably active and
playful. The air would fairly tremble
with their howling, half between the
heavy bark of tin bull dog and the roar
of the lioi.
The next day I went to Woodward's
garden, not exactly a beer garden but a
natural history garden. Ho has a mu
seum of birds, tho finest I have ever seen
Thousands of specimens including all
the known varieties of the world, and
one is surprised at the' vast number, and
the vast beauty of the feathered trihe,
There is also a zoological department
filled with tho usual list of monkeys,
carnivara, herbivara, &&, His collect
tioa of deer, goats buffalo, and in fact
all animals with split hoofs are very su
perior. Then there is an aquarium rep
resenting both salt and fresh water fish
in numbers The hot-house, filled with
tropical plants was very interesting, and
the lake filled with water fowls, and art
gallery and museum with scientific and
historical specimens. .
I will mention a few freaks of nature
in this museum for the benefit of your
readers who arc interested in natural
history. I saw a lamb without a mouth,
and a pup of the Terrier breed with only
one eye, and that in .the middle of the
face, four-legged chicken, a two-legged
cat, a lamb with two distinct bodies and
legs, joined at the neck, and with only
one head; nn animal I could not deter
mine Us species, with eyes and cars on
its throat, a double calf or two, grown
together on the sides much as the Siamese
twine, and a calf with two perfect heads,
a pig from Central America, with the
head and mouth complete of a monkey,
and two pigs grown together back to back,
and a pig with two heads, and a dog with
five legs, and a sheep with six legs.
There wire many other things equally
as curiots, among which was a full
grown doj deformed which sat in the
attitude o a toad. One would not believe
that such strange freaks occur until we
ste them ind are compelled to believe it
All their jronnds are open the year round
for twentv-five cents admission, and yet
the peoplehcre go to a circus to see the
I next ffent to the Exposition. The
many thin-s of art and mechanism, are
so much like other shows of the kind,
that I will not describe them, but notice
only the agriculture. You have all
heard of Cilifornia fruit Well, I have
both seen aid eaten of the same, and will
give you an idea of its size and quality.
To begin with, a squash. A specimen
examined veighs forty pounds. Six
onions exanined measured twenty-one
inches arouid, and weighed, the six, fif
teen pounde. A dish of pears weigh
four and thiee-quarter pounds each. A
quince I weighed drew one pound and
six ounces. A bunch of grapes weighed
five pounds, and each grape was as large
as the Chickasaw plum. A plate of six
peaches weighed three pounds. One
Irish potato weighed four pounds and
one Bweet potato sixteen pounds.
The wheat, oats aud barley was the
fiflett I ever saw.
There were blocks of over two hundred
nnd fifty variety of wood, among which
was the paper tree, from which an excel
lent quality of paper is made.
Stalks of Corn sixteen feet high, with
as high as six ears to the stalk. Almond
nuts on the bushes green, and silk cocoons
aud weaving in fact silk from the fly and
egg to the cloth in the whole process is
to be seen ; and I was shown a fine spec
imen of cotton from the southern part of
the State that never had rain from plant
ing until gathered.
Another feature in the mineral depart.
ment was a salt taken from the earth in
cakes just as stone or coal is mined at
home. A huge block of salt bad- been
carved out to represent a lady in modern
costume, and' labeled "Mrs. Lot." A
fine quality of block coal, iron, lead, gold,
silver, tin and glass quarts, all taken
from the State was on exhibition. It
may be safely said that for variety and
quality of products and climate, Califor
nia beats the world. 1
Sabbath came again, and with it a de
lightful breeze and sunshine mixed in
such proportions that it was pleasant to
walk out with overcoat and gloves. All
attempts to be a visitor were futile, and
I was announced to "preach morning and
evening at the Central M. E. Church.
I had at the morning about six hundred
people to hear me and in the evening,
nine hundred. The large church with
galleries full length was comfortably
filled with fine looking people. So that
it was a pleasure to preach to such an
audience. I never saw such fine looking
people, the women will average thirty
lbs., avoirdupois, greater than they will
in the east
On Monday I visited China Town,
heard a Chinese preach an interesting
sermon. 1 know it was interesting from
the close attention his audience paid.
Men would walk down the isle and take
a seat with hat on, and pipe in mouth,
and smoke and hear at the same time. I
then visited sojie of the Chinese factories
and shops. I was surprised to see the
fine quality of work done by them, la
dies' shoes and rufllcs and roucbes, and
the most delicate fabrics are manufac
tured by them. I went Into a Chinese
Broker's and bought some money, I send
you a piece, ten of which make a cent
and is worth to a Chinaman in trado as
much as one cent, that is, one "cash"
Chinese will buy as much in China as one
cent will here, so they get for one ctnt
what we get for one dime.
Our ship does not sail until the 12th
inst. so wc have over a week yet, (this is
the 4th.) and I dont know how I will pass
the time.
If you want it, 1 can take time to send
you an occasional note of travel or history,
as I pick it up.
We have a good number of passengers
for the trip, there are about fourteen ruia
sionaries representing the American
Board of Missions the Presbyterians and
the Methodists. Five of the party are
young ladies. I am the only single man
of the mission party, and I have placed
myselfunder the trcatmentof a handsome
lady doctor from New York city, so I
hope to have a pleasant voyage.
W. G. Beniok
Who the deuce can ice any harm
In iuceziog the hand at a pretty school curta
OCT. 3, 1877.
How Bbe Wm Cared.
"Ida,'' said Mrs. Harland, one morn
ing, "I wish you would give up that
very unlady-like habit vou have of
using such slang expressions as 'You
bet,' and 'Not by a jug full." They
sound vulgar when used by young'raen
but when a lady condescends to such
expressions they are positively revolt
"AVhv. mamma" nnd nrotlv Mnrt
eyed Ida looked up with a mischev-
ious smilo, "its becoming quito the
fashion. Everybody I mean all the
girls use them now a days." j
".Not everybody, Ida," replied Mrs.
Harland; "not those who are refined
and sensitive, among either young or
old. I think I have often been in the
company of well-bred people, und not
a word of slang has been spoken.
Consider for a moment, mv dear, how
coarse and vulgar it would seem in
your papa or myself, if our usual habit
was to talk after that fashion.,
I don t know," laughed Ida; "it
would be so comical, rather jolly, I
fancy. Odd, too 1 I just wish you
would. Then we'd be a fraternity of
slang would'nt we ? But there's the
clock always on tho strike when Im
not half ready. Good morning, mam
ma. I must absquatulate;" and she
laughed merrily again:
Mrs. norland signed to herself.
Ida was her only daughter, and it
pained her to feel that she was under
the influence of coarso companionship.
"iuos ior tnc scnooi giris oi lue pres
ent dayr she murmured. "What
will tho future bring I"
AVhcn Mr. Harland came home to
dinner, his wife and he went into con
ference, nnd held a long nnd interest-
ing conversation tnai seemed to result
in satisfaction and some fun, for he
laughed heartily, and declared he
would see what he could do, tor it was
worth trying. Ida's brothers were let
into the secret, and they declared it
was a grand idea, and might cure
Ida coming straight from school,
ran into the sitting room, as usual, for
a kiss, when sho was greeted by her
mother with the exclamation
"Hello, pard! You home again?"
Ida, for a brief second, looked her
astonishment; then she answered, mer
"Yes, mamma, 'right side up with
care,' as they say on the China-box
"Oh, checso itl I don't chew any
gum but once," replied her mother,
restraining hersclt Dy a violent effort.
though she could hardly keep a grave
faco at Ida's surprise.
Nor I either, Ida responded, with
a laugh, and went to thpianalcjiracJ-
tlco a new song.
"I say, sis, shut that oil 1 tried her
father, who had entered the room.
"AVn'll excuse tho sauallincr iust now.
Hash is ready, and let's waltz down to
"What waltz shall I play?" queried
Ida, with another faint faugh.
"I say hasn't this been a jolly day?"
exclaimed her brother Ned.
Hunkodory 1" Sam responded
the grave lawyer-like bam, with whom
no one cared tase a liberty, xid
Ida's ears serve her right, or was home
roally getting 'topsy-turvy r in her
own ravonie language.
"Bet your sweet life added Ned,
cooly. "Say, sis, how are you at
school up a treo?"
"Yes, nt the top, retorted Ida, no
longer laughing, but just a little in
clined to pout
. "Bet your sweet life you 11 fall soon
then," was tho courteous answer.
"Well, it won t be your fall, will
it?" nnd Ida bit her lip.
Papa," said Ida, after an almost
silent dinner, for some wav the slang
seemed out of way there, "May 1 take
lessons of Miss .Parker, the new teach
er ? Shes awful sweet, and the girls
are all going wild over her."
"Are they? then isupposo she is
what you call bully, eh? Do you
think she really knows her biz ? If
she don't, you see, I'd rather you
wouldn t have any truck with her.
You see it isn't every mosy that sets
herself up who makes the best sort af
teacher, and that kind ot thing is
eauzv and getting piayed out
"tone isn t played out retorted Ida,
with spirit. If you could hear her
play you wouldn't think so."
"Undoubtedly you think so, my
cherub," her father said with a grave
face; "but most teachers dont pan out
worth a cent If this Miss rawer
somo 'nunkins and can teach you
nobby pieces, you have my consent to
skip around the corner, and begin to
take a term of lessons from the lair
damsel. Boys, dry up, and stop
your racket. You've got more cheek
than a government mule, iton t givo
me any of your lip, he added as
Charley attempted to answer, "sir you
may get a moss ngalej)ver your orb
ot vision, and a .
"Papal papa!" exclaimed Ida; "O
prav. pray, stopit is hideous!
tmi-ttw wli r vaii ora A rtinrr if Tl -to vTv
er promise anything than hear you
talk as you do.
"MV dear," said her mother, we
have only been showing you yourself
as others see you.
"I know it," sobbed Ida; "and I'm
cured. I never dreamed it sounded
so horrible; nnd I ask everybody's
pardon for offending their ears. But,
papa" and she half smiled, "I never
talked as you did. Why, where did
you learn so rauoh slang?"
"I am sorry to say I hear it from
day to day among my clerks," was the
reply, "and I havo been almost
tempted to fine them. But when
heard my daughter "
"O, papa, don't" cried Ida, putting
up both her hands.
"Well, then, I won't" he responded
laughing. "I think you havo had i
good lesson, and we will all assume
our company manners, which ought
to be cvery-day manners. W e will let
tho whole matter drop now, and not
cyct refer to it ogauv
ThU department icill It conducUd
Thanks to Mr. W. a Morton, erocer.
for the present of a nice pencil. Buck is
generous, liberal, and fair to deal with.
The Superintendent HJL M. Henderson.
has published the School Law with com
ments on It, section after section Er
ery teacher in the State should procure a
A teacher that "knows enouzh"
knows nothing.
Education is that training by which
we become useful citizens.
P. J. This column would become
stale, indeed, if the same articles were
repeated. Take the paper, man, and
keep posted.
To love one's neighbor is easy enough.
it she is young, good looking, and agree
able say about thirty thousand.
Ttucnsa. While I am not opposed to
strict disciplint'in schools, I would not
send a child ot mine to a teacher, who
can't walk across the house without a
switch in his hand.
Tacsnre. You should not find fault
with a teacher for requiring a written ex-
case from home for coming late to school,
should rather thank him. Tardiness
is one of the most fruitful sources of an
noyances to the whole school.
The Commissioner should indorie the
certificate of teachers attending the in
stitute, that trustees may know that the
law requiring their attendance, has been
complied with. Trustees should be care
ful on this point so as to avoid difficulty
in drawing from school fund.
When a trustee resigns it mnst be in
writing, addressed to the commissioner of
his county.
If a teacher goes to his school room
regularly, he is entitled to count his time,
though thtre be no pupils in attendance.
He is not to be held responsible for the
indifference of parents or the truancy of
pupils. Appendix C. S. Beport, 1875,
286, sec. 89.
The Flemingsburg Rambler is out for
longer terms, better salaries, and more
comfortable school houses. Somebody's
head is level.
History class. "Who was Braddock?"
"I know mum."
"Well Jiraroie, who was htV
"An American general fighting against
the British."
Or-T-J. aecond class first grade is the
lowest grade of certificate granted in
Ohio county, the Commissioner deeming
second class second grade to be only spe
cial license.
.auss tu i. ine commissioner re
fuses to renew certificates, unless upon
personal application.
Shows are terrible demoralizers ol
schools. The demoralization pervades
both teachers and pupils sometimes.
Should a person be twenty years old
on me outn or June, be is not a proper
pupil; though if twenty years of age on
the 2nd day of July, be is entitled to be
reported is the census of that year.
Those who make the most fuss about
common school laws, in the way of find:
ing fault, are .generally the most igno
rant of them.
Where two districts adjoin, it shall be
lawful lor the children to be taught in
and at the most convenient school house.
provided that their tuition fees be paid to
the teacher by whom they are taught.
This shall be by arrangement between
the two trustees; and the trustee by
whom the children were reported, shall
deduct the tuition fees of such pupils and
pay them over to the teacher by whom
they were taught.
When a trustee takes the census ard
posts the notices for the election he ex
hausts his official relations to the next
scholastic year. Kentucky School
I would call it cross-eyed wisdom to
counsel a child to shun vicious company
and send him to an immoral teacher.
The judge, if a voter, has a vote in
common with others, and a second vote
as judge, in caae of a tie. Kentucky
School Lawyer.
An election without legal notice is in
If a trustee tails to qualify in ten days,
the Commissioner should make an ap
A trustee failing or refusing to execute
his duties may be removed by Coniuiis
A child not reported by the trustee In
April, though it be six years old before
the public school is taught, is not en
titled to attend common school free of
Tiustek. The Commissioner can riot
change the boundary of a district after
the census has been reported.
In case of failure to elect a trustee the
old trustee cannot hold over till his sue
cessor is elected and qualified. The of
fice expires by limitation of statue.
The act of a trustee elect before he
sworn in, is invalid.
The extracts from the School Law
found in this column, though not always
literal, are reliable.
The superintendent of public instruc
tion holds office four yrars. His salary
is three thousand dollars.
The number. of children reported
1876 was 459,233.
A teacher mnst procure a certificate
before he commences his school.
no trustee can iawiuiiy teach a com
moo school in his own dU trice
vD-v-BrrtxisrNG HATES,
3 i. son s.Jo
t 4. Of
l CoL
i CoL.
10 00
7orikortertUaa, atprportionattratM.
Oae lack of tfaee eoBitttattt a njaare.
ax ar . Hcaiaar,
tXTt. X. IIU.
win .m-tfeala Okie and aJJoIalar eesatfer
aad la the Court of ApfeaU of XwU.lcy.
(0fi-e well f eomrtlieaie over Hardwtek A
Nall'i ttore. . , .
Will nraetiea la Inferior and mvtet aewU
ef tb.U eommonwaalth , v rv
Special attenuoa pre w caies i
"j?!?." Morgan U alto examiner, and will
tato demolitions torreelly will 6 ready t
obUje all parties at all timet.
JISSB z. rooLX, W. K. SwMitXT.
Hartford, Ky. Owensboro, Ky.
HARTFORD, . . . KK.Vll-i."
Will nractice their profession in the
Ohio county Circuit Court, and ia the
Court of Appeals of Kentucky.
OFFICE West side ol Market sueei
near courthouse.
(County Jodga.)
Prompt atUntien xivea to the eoUeeWoa ef
elalmi . OBee ia the eourtaome.
x. d. -rates,
x. e. xuixix.
Special attention given to abtainingDllenargV
es in .oananipwj.
nal 1a
and RealEtUte Agent
Prompt attention given to the collection ri
elaimi. "Will bay, tell, leate, or rest lands or
mineral privileges on reasonable term. TTHl
write deed!, mortgagee, leatea, Ac, and at
tend to lilting and paying taxes on lands BV
longtng to non-retident.
Atteraey and L'eHksel.r at Law
Will attend to all business confided tar
bis care in the inferior and superior court
of the Commonwealth.
& Office opposite Court Uonse near
the Post Office. n-tO-lr.
G. W. PRIEST, M. D., D. D.
isa rink alret
Practitioner of Dentistry in all itsde-
partments. The prettiest sets of Artifi
cial teeth at Ten and Twelve Dollars pes'
set. Extracting teeth ou cents. -Large re
duclion from old prices in filling.
bust be nxrr in as. bus-.
'aapbleitjuidm Da. Satobd, Ne York.
Your Reay
, nlator baa'
been in my
family for'
tome ti a
lid I in
pcrtna dad
kit U a vaTeV
rabl. addi
tion to tie
SKdicalieience." Qorirnor J. GlUr
SnoxTta, Alabama,
"I havo tued the Regv'ator In my
family for tho patt seventeen jeart.
I ean safely recommend it to tho
world as the bait medicine I bare
ever mod for that elaevof diteatea lr
purport! to euro." H. F. Tmori
fretldent or City Bank.
"Simmona Liver Regulator h-a
proved a good and elBeaiiona medf
cine." C. A.Xtrrrrsa, Dmggitt.
"We havo been "acquainted with Dr
Simmons' Liver Medicine for mora'
than twenty yean, and knew it to bo
tho bait Liver Regnlator offered is the
public" M. R. Lyox and U L.
.Ltoh, Belletontalae, Ga.
' Tux Srxrroxa of liver complaint in
mneailneu and pain In the atdo,
Sometimee the pain ia ia the sboalder
and it xistakxx for rbeanatitm.
Tba stomach la affected with LCM op
ArrxriTt and iloknett, boweli In gen
eral costive, aometimee alternating
lax. The uxDit troubled irithpaii,
and dull, beavy natation, eonaldora
bte los or vsboxt accompanied with'
painful tcniation of having Lirr cx
Do.ic something which ought to havo
been done. Often eomplalninccuT
weakneir, prmirr and low Spirit.
Sometime xat of tho above: jj rap
to ins attend the dUcate, and at other
timet very few of them, bnt the Livxa
is genially the organ moat involved.
Bay no Powder or Prepared SIMMCKS"
LIVER REGULATOR nnlttj In onr engraved
wrapper with Trade Mark, Stamp and Signa
ture! nabroken. None other It genuine.
I 1 w
MTSST. L" vt
MatnWHfeViaVBeTaHeHK : Vrttt?Tjiyii-iLc'

xml | txt