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VOL. XVI. STANFORD, KY., FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1887. NO. 290. GEORGE O. BARNES QOD 18 LOVE AND NOTHING ELSE Coi.UMUUfl, Ml88 , Dec. 1887. Dkaix Intehioii. As the crow lite, we are but little more than 20 mile from Aberdeen, and Monroe and Lowndr counties adinin. Thn two county peat" have nearly the Mine population and both lie on the right bank of the Toniblgbte river At Columbus this (terpentine stream ban attained the proportion of the Kentucky riv er at Frankfort. Hoth cities have branch railway: accommodation trains that don'l accommodate; and both were reached in tbe j night by this itinerant troupe, after long, ! long, weary wait at junctions , We left Aberdeen Friday night at 10:10, ) with a gentle rain falling; her electric light cleamini; with their usual incandefcent j emitter and the four artesians, etch under its octagonal "kiosk" pouring their patient Blreams in ceaseless llw from their copper spouts, Anit we left more than these Dear friends whom we shall love to think of wherever we wander, and be glad to come back to, whenever the LOUD shall open the way of return. Light wiles of bumpy running brought us to dreadful Muldon Junction, where the M. A 0. night exprem took tie up, in a crowded car, our irruption disturbing the comfort of sundry paesengers who had taken whole seati and ware curled up for the night They glaitJ with sleepy, bloodshot ryes at us, as they sullenly made room; bu. there was no help for It. They had on ly paid for one seat and were not entitled to two. Whatever compunctions in awaken log them stirred the modest Troupe were not shared by that other troupe, the "lUnch King," which came over from Aberdeen with tn, and with their bind instruments and multitudinous parcels, aggravated the situation no little We all, who hv traveled at nUlit, know tbe feelings with which we regard that party whose room is so much better than their compiny; coming In from a way station; a phihinz stream of cold, outer air clinging to them, glancing inq'ilrlngly at that other eeat which we have appropriated by an act of "m nailer sovereignty" that will not bold goad when the test com; and do we not all know that sinking of heart wheu the inexorable n.ueition, "Anybody' In Hits at, sir compels us to lie outright or move' Dreadful alternative! The soul suflers or the body. But In either case the agony it acj'.e, Ifoneisvery, very sleepy. Tbe un he ing wretch who usurps the place where yoiir feet re;oed and compelled a of your parcels and bundle, sits in apparently mild oblivion of the discomfort he has caused; and you catch what few uneasy vouchsafed vju, In a bolt naps are yet upright, head-bobbing position the reverse ol essy or dignihed. At Artesia, 1!) nillea down the M. A O., we .save that road and wait an hour and a ha I for the north-bound train aud Southern mails. Ojr accommodation stands 100 yards away on a ' Y" track, to which we tmkeour way in the darkness over intersecting rail, heap of refuis and an puddle of water. The locomotive is eenllv simmering in front of two untidy cars, waiting for its turn to come to dash away into the midnight darkness, its unaa wing purr exchanged for the lion roar that even now but slumbers within its lungs o iron. We climb, with mighty ef fort, upon the platform, from a slippery in-dine ol cinders, hurling our beforeu', and finding ourselves afibr our scramble In an uninviting- old rattletrap, that no decent railway company ought to ntk to rid in; with ar. Inexora ble brakesman, who fires up his stoves to furmce heat; and general surroundings of the most doleful character. A little sleep is caught "on the tly," by the wearied girls, at this point; while the old folk wall arrival at Columbus before attempting elumbr O.ir trials close with H o'clock comfortable rooms at the Coleman A. M. m House, which happily, I had telegraphed for before leaving Aberdeen It in not of Un wo have to travel at night, except on a sleeper, and it goes hardly with us. I feel euch a night of disturbance for several days after. For, with all our mutations, we lead wonderfully regular lives in the matter of aleeping and eating; and a sudden, violent chsnge quite upsets our whole party We came uninvited to Columbus. I have long wished to visit It and being within 20 miles, the temptation was irresistible, so we turned our heads hitherward. But this dumping down unexpectedly on a place certainly has Its disadvantages. Howeyer, I called on the aherltV, got the court-house, advertised In one of the local papers, had 1,000 "dodgers" struck off announcing our arrival and then awaited the outcome, no upbraidinga of neglected duty to hara me. The first meeting was appoint-ed for 3 v. M. Sunday. Sunday morning we had the great plea, ure ol hearing another sermon from Bishop Thompson. It wm, like the other, a good one. Strictly first-class. He ahowed, in how ..lowly men his own eloquent way, were progressing, even in an approximate way towan'a the perfect standard set us by Ou8avior,inthe8mon on the Mount; and if he had only brought out cle.rly that this was not the LOHD'ri plan, but a gradual recovery froui the work of a destroyer, his sermon would bsve been, in my judgment, far more impressive than it already was. This (a the real crucial test between the true and false "development" theory. Facts are agreed upon by both aides. It is only where explanation begins that diver gence take its start. To say that the slow processes of righting wrong are the everlastingly foreordained plans of our Almighty and Allwire God, Is, to me, simple slander, akin to blasphemy. To assert that ' first the blade, then tbe ear, then the corn corn in the ear" are, Clod's wisdom, un hindered, working at its best, is to degrade the proper conception of the Almighty, Hut regarded as the best He can do, with a devil' power and man's will in combined opposition, it it pathetically and hopefully beautiful and appropriate. So the true theory of scriptural develop tnent is not Ood -beginning, of choice, with weakneiw and meanness and immaturity and raising all by elow and gradual steps to strength and grandeur and per fee trie a; but tho good God taking in hand a bad devil's ruin and restoring it, as faith slowly gives Him the warrant and power for filecting it. The first is linked with scientific scepticism. The latter Is tbe outcome of a loyal faith in God and His holy scripture". But the good Bishop's practical joints were splendid. So full of encouragement to press on and not be disheartened by apparent or even real failure. Again, as in a former disourse, he didn't seem to be where his doctrine logically landed him And as he eloquently pointed out how he who begins a good work will cer tainty finiih it; and that tho Sermon on tbe Mount was bound to he something more than an unrealiztd ideal, in, perhaps, the near future, I thought of the blessed time when "all enemien" should be subdued; death abolished; and the kingdom, cleansed of eyery defiling element, should he delivered up by the son to the Father and God he all in all. No half way work: no death ituui njiuii our uou ctnuoi oring a resur rection; no halting, with a doubtful rr and hell claiming more souls than h. I en. Bishop T. didn't ay ibie; psrhap did ' not see it. lijt I did and do, Praise the ! LOUD Columbu is the handsomest city in Miss issippi. All agree to this. The prettiest in the South, many assert. I can well believe it after five days' sojourn and a crit ical inspection "in and about." Broad streets, nicely gravelled, furnishing many miles of beautiful driving; houtea built in exquisite taste and not confined to a particular locality, contrasting with the squal or of the less favored portions, but scattered all over the place in tquable giving the pleasing impression that a general prosperity pervade the pretty city And the unnsionsof "before the wah" alternate with the post helium villas, in due proportion and most agreeable variety, the new rebutting the charge of "antiquated;" and tho old redeeming from the slur ol Mrirriu while a neatuess, almost New Kn gl.ndy, reigns, in the general makeup of private premises. Shade trees line the streets; elm and water oak; magnolias in the greatest profusion adorn front lawns; and showy eq lipages, handsome opiu carriages, drawn by ptuipered and spirited horses, adorned with female beauty, elegantly dressed, carries us bick to the days of wealth and prosperity, befjre 'Wim.vi. aged war" frowned Upon a blighted, blasted South. Very few places yet put on "style" likeColutubu, for the life and death struggle for "meat and bread" has beeti too recent; but here and there, the signs that the drearv contlict is over, and a spirited people are getting the better of mitfortune, multiply apace. It will not be long before the entire "Land ob cotton, 'dlmuion sevl aul uud to Ja botlom," will flourish like a "green buy tree, pUnted brides the river of waters" and her prosperous millions will be uble lo lift their heads with the proudest and wealthiest. Columbus has the astounding distinction of being the only place in the South where the "stars and stripes" did not wave in vie tory, sometime or other, during tho civil strife. It wis a store house of every supply and a great object of hungry desire on the part of the Yankees; while the South delended It with a desperate valor that hurled bick every daring charge upon its concentrated treasures, 'i he Federal troops never got nearer than 20 miles of the coveted spot. Aberdeen was occupied, but there they were halted. The Columbus folks are a little proud of this, I think. The pet of the place Is the new Indurtrial College, which the city won by a munificent gift of 20 acres and $50,000. It is certainly a noble institution, worthy of the beautiful city where it is located. It is a Slate oflair, kept up by an annual grant of about $30,000; has superb buildings, costing 3100,000, perfectly appointed; educates 400 girls gratis, not only after a high collegiato standard, but in any industrial calling they may choose; either with a view to an immediate, independent support, or the possibility that tuty arise at any future time in life, through sudden adversity, or individual choice. The girls wear a blue uniform and make an attraallvs show as they go out for daily walks. Numbers are awaiting vacancies, ready to step in, and the applications far exceed the capacities of the dor tnitorlea and class-rooms. It is a stately edifice of dark red brick, with a sonorouB clock In its imposing tower and grounds and building in perfect keeping. The girls come from the various counties by a strict rule of proportion, regulated according to a census of the eligible female children. I wonder that such institutions are not scat. tered, broadcast, over every State in the Union, The Tombigbee Is spanned by a handsome iron trestle draw-bridge, at the bottom of the main street, tho road beyond go ing to Macon, the county seat of Noxubee, the adjoining southern county. Sunday afternoon we had a full, in spite of-rain. At night, with Sly gian darkness against us, the other church es all open, and tbe special attraction of Bishop Thompson at the P. IS, church, we had a home full. Monday night, the day having been gloriously clear, the room was Jammed; with gallery nearly filled with colored folk and interest as intense as any place yet visited The dear LOUD aent us here; especially for the of that everwhere fast increasing class who never darken a church door, but who are glad to find that the warmest of welcomes awaits them in the "palace of tbe King,' from tbe dear God who loyes us all, all tbe time, and never will do anything else- Praise His dear Name forever. We think of staying in this promising field till Monday, 19.li; then run down to dear old Kosciutko for two or three cays and on to McComb City for Christmas with Cou ins lleber and Mary and Hugh, with our own dear boy, the Deacon of thrown in to make "merry," as merry. AUD V. Ever in Jesus, Geo. O. Baiixes. BRODHLAO, ROCKCASTLE COUNTY. Madame Rumor says we will have a wedding to report before tbe holidays are over. Prof O. Bowers is teaching a singing class at Sayer's School House, about four m ilea from here. The vocal clas at thii place, taught by Mis Carson, has 60 names enrolled and is ""king rapid progress. -Three candidal were initiated by the Brodhead Lodge, I. O G. T., on last rjiturday evening. There are two more to be initiated next meeting, 17tb. Mr. John Melyin, of Lily, made a fly- ling visit to our village this week. Miss Neville Cireon has returned from a short business yisit to Crab Orchard, The ladies of tho Baptist church at this place will on the evening of the 2 (3th inal. give a lunch party for the benefit or their church. A good time generally is expected and tbe public is cordially invited to attend. Mrs. Martin Albright, of Bee Lick, was here last week soliciting means for building a Baptist church in the vicinity I of her house. As she is a good and worthy woman working in a good cause, we hope hereflorts will be crowned with success. W. C. Pryor, of Mnretsburg, is moving to this place and will enter echool here in a few days. His wife, Mrs. Lizzie Pryor, will en the lti:h inst. start toVandalla, III,, where she expects to spend the winter with her parents, Mr. and Mrs, McDutl Ward, Away with the "bloody shin!" Tnere is siill too much etlort to keep alive wc'ional hatred in this grand country of ours. There are men and politicians who seem to regard it treasonable for our Southern States to honor those who were their leaders during the war, either living or dead. But our friends of tbe South would not be men if they did not esteem their Jold leaders. The war is long since past; both sides believed they were right in that conflict; the South was convinced of its error by force of arms and history does not record an instance in which a conquered people have more cheerfully accepted lhe arbitrament of war. To-day the UaitedjStates has really no Nirtli, in South, no ISist, no West, o iiitluulc is the relation ihip existing be tween the industry, commerce, and agriculture of the various sections. Ljt us keep our faces to the front and unitedly work to gether to fulfill the destiny which lies before American citizinslup. Let us be good citizens rather than bad politicians. Farm and Home, Springfisld, Miss Tbe Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers has prepared and will lay before Congress a bill providing for the licensing of railway conductors and engineers, and prohibiting all railroads from employing any person to serve as a conductor or engineer unless bo is licensed, as provided in the act. It provides for examiners, who shall inquire into the character, habits of life and qualification, mental aud physical, of all applicants before licensing them as conductors and engineers. The system has long been in use tn regard to the engineers and pilots in water transportation. A young couple were married the other day at Preeque Iile and received a good many gifts appropriate to the occasion. Toe Star man, who has evidently attended tbe "hots trots" the pist season, concludes his notice thu: "The happy couple have got a first rate 'send oil' and we trmt they may jog around life's course together without a break and come in all right at the home' stretch." Cpt. Ham Roberts, a well-known Oolo River man, is dead. MT, VERNON, ROCKCASTLE COUNTY. A telegraph office has been opened at Lily, Laurel county. Everything quiet on Brush Creek at this writing, but don't know how long it will remain so, There are eight distinct families named Adams living in this county neither being related to the other. Adam Catron, of Level Green, has sold his farm to D. O. Gibson for $2,000 and will move to Somerset. A good crowd was in town Monday and Tuesday to attend tbe examining trials. Everybody sober and quiet, Miss Georgia Brown is at Lexington to attend the nuptials which takes place on tbe loth Inst. David Henderson has a six days' old calf born without eyes. It is not otherwise deformed, but Is as sprightly as ordinary calves are. The examing trial of Thomas R)se for shooting A. Q. Biker, at Conway last week, who died Sunday evening of his wounds, was held Tuesday aud resulted in his baing held without bail. Drs. Livell and Davis, assisted by Drs, Benton and Jennings amputated the wounded leg of Frank Harlow, who was so badly shot on Brush creek last week, The physicians say there is but little chance of his recovery. Susie, a 12 year old daughter of Mrs. D. Owens, near Pine Hill, fell while playing ball at school, Tuesday last, and broke her le just above the ankle. A physician reet the broken member and the little euflerer is getting along very well, She with some playmttes were throwing up the ball and seeing who could catch it, when she ran against one of them and fell Tbe preliminary trial of Wallace Las well, charged with the murder of Granville Adams began Monday and ended Tuesday morning. The evidence went to show that Liswell bad gone to the church where Adams was, but did not enter, but went down the road and came back through a railroad cut meeting Adams and opened fire on him. Liswell claimed and testified that Adams bad out his pistol first, but did not fire. Adams' pitol was found on bis breast with all the loads intact. Laswell was admitted to bail in the sum of $500 which he gave and was released. Four prisoners were brought to the penitentiary at Frankfort yeelerduy from Lttcher county, accompanied by a sheriff and six guards, the cost to the State being the sum of $453. For the year ending June 30, 1837, the cost of guarding and transporting prisoiers from Jefferson county to Frankfort was $3 718 50, there being an average of 12 prisoners a month convicted and sent there. Letcher county, with only two terms of the Circuit Court each year, at which there is an average of three convictions at each term or six per year, cost the state for the same period $2,- O.i'Jij. Jeuerson county averages a cost per prisoner of $30, which is two much, while Letcher averages nearly $310 for each prisoner, which is next door to grand larcenv. The total cost of the State for the year ending June 150 was $20,000 tor the mere getting her convicts into the penitentiary. The Legislature will look into tbe matter this winter. Courier Journal. A woman is on trial at Boston for mur dering her three children. On Thursday Mrs. James Smith, of Rockmart, Ga , gave birth to twin boys 0.i Friday Mrs. William Smith presented her husband with a boy and a girl, and Monday Mr. George Smith, the wife of the third b. other, gave birth to three daughters. How is that for peopling the world? W. II. Grinter, a well known stock man of Munire, Kis,, and W. II. Paqua, of Fort Scott, were members of two hunting parties which met in Ozirk County, Mo. Pdqua mistook Grinter for a turkey aud fired at him, striking him in the head. Grinter thought that the shot was intentional and returned ths fire, killing Paqua nstantly and then fell dead himself. There was a revival in a Western town some time ago. The movement wis led by a Baptist minister, but the other church es united in the matter and many converts were mtde. Some of the converts, while they wanted to jiin other churches, believ cd that immersion was the proper thing, and it was a knotty point to arrange. The Biptist minister was the only one who understood the immersion qusUion, rnd to maintain the converts the other pastors appealed to him to immerse his own and their converts together. The Biptist minister looked at tbem, "My brethren,'1 be slid, "I will attend to my own flock, but when it comes to taking in washing I must draw the line." The Berkshire male crossed on tbe land China ton it tbe popular general pur pose hoc in Winconein. This hog haa a good frame, but it ia not excessive, and no more thin it necessary to support a good bodr. Such a hog will lay on tlesh much more rapidly than tbe larger breeds. They do not like tbeDuroo or Jersey Red in that Slate. A lady living in Kippahannock county, Virginia, bad twelve stands of beea, which were very valuable until a distillery was started in the neighborhood. Siuce it was started, however, tbe bees pay frequent visits to the still, get drunk, and are of little profit. CHRISTMAS GIFTS ! HOLIDAY GOODS! -IX- ENDLESS -THE- Largest and JXicest Holiday fc5tOCl Ever displayed in Stanford; don't fail to make ua a visit before you make iyour purchases. We have Presents for All, Old and Young, Great and Small. You will find that our display of Ladies' and 3rents' 3rold and SiLvei Watches, JTevrelry and la unusually large and the latest styles and novelties. ter8 for Santa Claus on Writing Desks. Tablets and Portfolios, Plush Brush & Comb Sets, Shaving Sets, c. Photograph and Autograph Albums, Mauicure Sets in Plush aud Leather. Our liucofWIii.sk -holders ami Xmas Cards can not be beat. Our HoriBO is the only Doll Emporium lu this part of the country, Irom 5 ceuta np. Wo have a large stock of Doll Buggies and the best Toy wagons in the market, llemember our headquarters is Opera Housa square, opposite court-house. McROBERTS & STAGGK HOCKER & BRIGHT Have no special line of CHRISTMAS TRIX, But they are as usual chocked full of everything in the line of Groceries, Hardware, Stoves, &c5 Which they will sell you at remarkably low prices. They have succeeded even beyond their expectations sinco they took the business in April last and feel like thanking each and every one of their customers, and what is better, sell them goods lower than ever before. Kemember tho place, corner Main and Depot itreets. liespectfully, IIOOK12K & BKIGIIT. METGALF & FOSTER ! We thank tho people of Stanford and vicinity for the liberal patronage they have extended to us during the year and promise that by fair dealing and low prices to merit its continuance during the coming year; we also desiro to cal attention to the fact that our store IS MEA33'QUABTJEBS For everything in our comprehensive line, which embraces Groceries, Hardware, Stoves, Queens-ware, Dinner and Tea Sets, Lamps, Etc. We Have a very Full JLlne of And we have stocked up full with Candies and other Confections for the Christmas Holidays. GIVE US A CALt, jJXETOLJJ' & FOSTER. Tho SEMI-WEEKLY Interior Journal BTANi'OBD, KY. W. P. WALTON, Fro'r. VARIETY! And we are Xj.3VrTca ? IipublliheJ every Tueday and FrliUv at the low price of TWO DOLLAHS PER YEAR. OK ALL CLASS! Noatly and Cheaply Exooutod.