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DR. JOHN BULL'S
Da. JOHN STILL'S
Concentrated Extract of
B U C II U
Bromido of Potassium. '
Purchase a Bottle and carefully read direc
tions. -rrrnu IS A. STIMULANT,
and of itself
IS av fail to effect a cure, but tfucou.
wen'sVentifically combined with Bro mule
of Potassium and other 8pd'e"t"'
duces a sedative effect, and causes a healihy
Son, thus in.reasin the Ft
tion allaying Irritation, reducio all un-
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nation, and ea..n the repair s a
in the human nou, ... B
thUS prtTWIIDR --r-
and decav, and Rives
from excesses; such as V, w ,.
in ie.act ? Vv Narrea. Pallid
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eion or tne nen, "y cr.
Countenance, urjur . - - d
Syphilis, in its many
TTyrour system is affected any.f
above symptoms and diseases, relier is at
hand. Ge? a bottle of my Buchu and Bro
mide of Potassium at once and youm ay re
''nYusrat I say. My record as a
Compounder of Medicine is second to no man
in the Southwest.
Twenty-five or thirty years ago, as my
felTow-ciLens know full w. VJ
hind the prescription counter in thecuym
which I now dwell; I have cured more peo
ple of various diseases than all WJ
f- t...;..:ii.t,i together. Lndoubt-
eX for .vYry tienl "f
Louisville Physician has I have .
1 am no upsurL ui --.r
cines are a success a (crrm.
:,. lar ffnnuih lor me
to have a
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I mnnoDollie tbe
V . t:.:-t...i- hro. One
latent jicuh-ihc -
other has tried, by copying after me here
In Louisville, to compete with me b at one
after another, their guns have been silenced,
and their efforts have been abortive.
x if..i:.:... r ,nn,l and answer the
: ort of my
purpose iui."'l ,1
My reputation as a compounder ot goou,
-i r.,ll not a V.Vished.
I vieVe my Buchu and Bromide of To
TassCm is the best article now i r;
ketfor the cure of all diseases of the urrnry
or penito-unrinary organs, such as Noc ur
nallncontinence.Irr.tab, Uy of the l.Uner
and Urethra, Inflammation of l 1 ; 18
of the Kidney, and all that class of
Buy a dollar bottle and be cured, tee as
per directions in all cajea. ji. D.
to the crae ot
AGUE AND FEVER
F EV E ii,
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?hl safe certain, speedy, and permanent
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thither of ehort or long standing. He re
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SI country to bear him testimony to the
trth ef the assertion, that in no case what
tr fcUto cure, if the directions are
er" , , mil
.iipa a smeie uooe um
: and whole
rr. ;;v.inie bouie
perfect TestoraUon ot the general health.
LIs?however, prudent, and in every case
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Tn ma ler dosea for a week or two after the
dUeaee has been checked, more especially in
d ffieult and long standing cases. L sually
this medicine will not require any aid to
keep the bowels in ooA order; should the
patient, however, require a cathartic medi
p." Xr having taken three or four doses
fi. Tonic I single dose of BULL'S VEG
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BULL'S WORM DESTROYER.
Extract of a Letter from Georgia.
Villakow, Wawh Cocvtt, Ga., 1
Jnne29. lfG6. .
Dr. John Bull Dear Sir; I hare recently
Kiven your Worm Dettrojer several trials.
Ind find it wonderfully efficacious. It has
not failed in a single instance to-have the
wished for effect. I am doing a pretty
large country practice, and I have daily use
for some article of the kini.
I am, sir, T M. D.
. g s unqualified and nunferons are
the testimonials in favor ef my Worm De
Btroylr that newspaper epace is entirely too
mall to tell its merits.
It is an infallible remedy for Worms Try
It and be convinced. See
more full description. JOHN BULL,
BULL'S . SAUSAPARILLA.
St. Locis, April 30.
t-- Tr-T i Dear Sir: Knowing the
efficiency of your Sarsaparilla, and the heal
tas: and beneficial qualities it possesses, 1
I was wounded about two years ago was
taken prisoner and confined for sixteen
months. Being moved so often, my wounds
have not healed yet. 1 nave uoi .v h
. t w wounded. 1 am en
xu- i. : -.o tv central health is
T .:j I nred something to assist
faith in vour Jfarsa-
L'.hlu in m thing else. I wish that
lOftl IB gCH iiiu-
doxen bottles, J0HSSOT,
P S Mr. Johnson was the son of a skill
r .i "..,,.r. His mother recommended to
fcr friends, and for many years used my
Sarsaparilla with perfect success. In Scrof
ula and Fever-sores Mrs. Johnson states
that the cures effected were almost miracu
lous. Read my Journal for extended in
formation and advice in your case. My
Journal contains certificates of eminent
persone, ministers and medical men men
who are known here in this community for
integrity and veracity. I have recently
received a most remarkable certificate from
eminent gentleman of IJJULIb
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City Baker and Confectioner. .
AS TAKEN charge ef the Bakery next
door to Francis Miller s, Clinton ot.
will keen constantly on nana, iresn
bread and all kinds of confection.
Single meals can be had at all hours.
He solicits a ehare of the city patronage.
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aOBT. T. JOHNSTON, JR.
WALTER I. M'NBAR.
Attorneys at Law,
Ileal Estate Agents,
(SUCCESSORS TO A.NDEB80.S ii. JOHNSTON,)
PRACTICE IN ALL THE COURTS
of Graves county, Ky.. and in the
Circuit Court of McOacken, Ballard, Hick
man, Fulton, Marshall, and Call w ay eoun
tics. Also, in tbe Federal Courts at J Padu
cah, and the Court of Appeals fit Frankfort.
Particular and personal attention given to
tbe collection of claims, and other business
entrusted to our care.
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RjQlNDIiE Bl T3ZXER,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW
Collectors, Real Estate Agents
$5 Will attentl promptly to all business
entrusted tbem in Southwestern Kentucky
and Northwestern Tenne '
Special attention given 10 the investiga
tion of Lan.l titles, and the purchase and
sale of Real Estate. janStf
B. H. AVALKER,
Attorney at 1 n
HICKMAN, : : KENTUCKY
WILLpractice together in all tne courts
of Southwentern Kentucky County,
Quarterly and Justices Courts excrpted
and in the Courts or est lennessee.
Claims promptly collected and remittances
ITiekman, Ky.3. S. Hubbard, and Joseph
Ambers; Louitville, Ky. K. A. Robinson &
Co., Win. F. Bullock; Ctncinnj;i, f. llayden
&. Wilson; J'hiladelyhia, l a. J. n. camp
bell & Co., Molton, Sibley &. Woodruff.
T. O. GOALDER,
Attorney at Iair,
GENERAL COLLECTING AGENT,
WILL promptly attend to all business
entrusted to him in Southwestern Ken
tucky and West Tennessee. janS-tf
George B. Prather,
(Successor to Koulhac Laudtrdale,)
Attorney and Co;nise!or At Law
HICK MAX, KY.
WILL attend promptly to the collection
of Claims, to the investigation of Land
Titles, purchase and sale of Real Estate, and
the prosecution and defence of suits in
Southwestern Kentucky, Northwestern Ter
nessee. and the adiacent part of Missouri.
Office in Millet's Block. JanS tf
HAS BrsCMED TRS
ICTICEOF 1, A IV,
IN THK C0CXTIE8 Of
FULTOX, HICK 11 AX AXD GRAVES
ND will attend promptly to all business
entrusted to his care in said
and also in the other counties in
tK3 Address either PADUCAn office, or
itf.i mj r rgaug3i tf.
Dr. S. C. Benjamin,
HAVING located in Hickman, offers his
professional services to the citizens of
flickman and vicinity. Office Next door
to Judge B. R. Walker's law office.
Residence House formerly occupied by
II. S. Campbell.
Especial attention will be paid to diseases
of Females, and also of the Lungs,
DR. J. W. .G0URLEY,
OFFERS hts professional services to the
citizens of Hickman, and vicinity.
DR. H C CATLET,
Offl.ee Comer Jackson
Sale and Livery Stable.
Wm. B. Plummer,
T7"EEPS constantly on hand for tire and
"HORSES, BUGGIES and HACKS.
Thankful for patronage heretofore extend
ed him, be solicits continuance ofsm.
FULTON COUNTY, KENTUCKY , SATURDAY, JULY' 27, 1872.
THE HICKMAN COURIER,
JULY 27, 1872.
UoL'RT of Appeals baa adjourned un
til next September.
TriK premium lint of tbe St. Locis
Fair Association amounts to 810,000.
The negro mail ageut tbat was on the
Mobile and Olio railroad, loan time
ago, ia trying bis hand again, but is
guarded tb id time by a couple of United
Col. Sidney M. Barnes, once the
RprtuLHcan candidate for Governor of
Kentucky, is now a Greeley elector in
The soldiers of EJ. Crossland's old
rebel brigade cou template holding a grand
re union, at some point in West Ken
tucky, this fall. Let it be at Mayfield,
The reports from North Carolina are
various and conflicting. Both parties
claim the State by large n.-ajorities, and
on both sides the efforts are strODg. We
caution the oppouents of Grant Dot to
calculate upon aoythig eocouraging from
the August election in that State. With
the immense turns of money at command,
aud the large fields from which to im
port negro voters, we think the cbances
are that the btate may be carried by the
enemy. We shall attach no significance
to such results, however, for in Novem
ber the negroes imported for present use
there will be needed at home, and the re
sult may be altogether different.
For the Hickman Courier.
The Political Situation.
When the Cincinnati Convention met,
the llepublicaa party was about to lull
into ruius. Like the army worm pr the
caterpillar, it had run its course of de
struction, and was bound to die. The
men who had worked fur u generation to
build it up saw that something must be
dooe to save it. Hence the meetiog at
Cicc'iDuati. Their only boue for success
was to be endorsed by the Democratic
party, aud therefore they must make a
platform on which every democrat could
stand ; aod then to select a man, who
t having been faithful to bis owu prty,
j a renerade from no principles, a man
wiio iiaa redeemed every poiitiuai pieuge
tbat be Lad ever made, aud would Le
belioved when he said he would carry
out aod enforce tbat platform. 1'rcemi
uently aruurjg all tbe candidates to "fill
this bill," was Horace Greeley. Haviup
done all this, they prayed with the zeal
of an Eastern devotee, that the Demo
cratic party uriiht support Lim. Like
the pious Hindoo on tbe banks of the!
Gauge.J, wLo during a Iod; drouth, pray-,
ed incessantly for rain, at last tbe flood
cam?, h:a bumble hut was washed away
and he was drowned in tbe freshet be
had iuvoked. So it was when three
millions of Democrats met at Baltimore
and resolved to nominate Horace Greeley
as the candidate of the great Democratic
party, and add hid name to the long list
of Democratic Presidents who have made
the American Republic the greatest the
world ever saw. We have confidence in
Greeley and believe that his administra
tion w.il be a success acd redound to the
best interest of the couotry.
We freely admit that the Democratic
party was "cornered'' at Cincinnati, and
could not help accepting Greeley--and
thia is what made us mad because geo.
erally ppeakiog the Democratic party
has done the "corueriug" itself. It was
captured ; but the enthusiastic nomina
tion of Greeley at Baltimore, is one of
the best illustrations of the text in scrip
ture we have ever seen : "And he ltd
captivity captive." Horace G reeley aud
the haudful of "Liberal Republicans,"
are captured and lost :-v.the grand army
of the great Democra. ' rty. Person
ally, when we think of trreeley, and re
member his record, we cannot help ex
claiming, "The stone which the builders
rejected, has become the chief of the
corner." "Let the dead, bury the dead,"
so said our Savior on earth; and eo said
the Democracy at Baltimore. No more
raking in the charnel house of dead
parties, for dry bones of dead issues to
break over our Jowa heads. Golgotha
can rest in peace now. No more politi
cal jackalls to howl at us as we pass the
valley. No more political buzzards to
darken the 6ky.
The path of duty is plain to every
patriot. It is the same old battle that
has been going on for four thousand
DEMOCRACY VS. IMPERIALISM.
Two thousand years ago Caesar crossed
the Rubicon to crush Democracy in
Rome ; and fell in the forutn on the Ides
of March by the dagger of Brutus. We
too have a Caar who wishes to crush
Demociacy in America. The ballot to
day is the dagger of Brutus; aod the
American Cieser will fall in the capitol
on the Ides of November.
Hon. Daniel W. Voorhees, of Indiana,
has been re-nominated by the Democrats
ot his District as a candidate for Con
gress, and, upon receiving the Domina
tion, he made a mngnificeut sdcccIi upon
the political issues of the times. Mr.
Voorheei acquiesces in the nomina
tion of Greeley and Brown at Baltimore,
and will earnestly support the ticket.
This intelligence will gratify the Democ
racy throughout the Uuion. Mr. Voor
hees Is the most eloquent Democratic
orator ia the West, and his soul-stiriog
voice will greatly contribute to the rally
ing of the masses throughout Indiana
in the Presidential contest.
A Kingdom of Age. In these days
of growing nationalist a, and revolutions
and changes, and divisions of empires it
is refreshing" to know that there is a king
dom one thousaud years old. Such a
nation may be said to have attained its
majority in age, ia doubtless able to con
duct its affairs, and administer to its
unity and prosperity for an unlimited
time. Thia U the case with Norway.
The Norwegians in Chicago celebrated
the millennial of their nationality on
Thursday, Joly 10, with impressive oer
Graut a a Cabinet-Maker.
From the Hon. Eayless W. Henna's Law
tenceburg speech. 3
Letua iee how he himself regarded
tbe funchous 0f the high office which he
is now filling, anJ to which his frieuds
propose to re elect him. Amoog his first
acts was to send iuto Congress the name
of WaabburDe, of Illinois, to be Secre
tary of S'ate, an office or the highest re
sponsibility and the gravest importance.
He did not send in his name, however,
ioteodiDg that he .jjould coutinue to fill
that place, but with a private understand
ing that he should resign tbe position,
aud aiierward be appointed Minister to
the Court 'of France scheming with
the office, trifling with the dignity of the
highent office in the couotry next to the
President of the United States, iu order
to give a suEcieot dignity " to his ap
poiotee t euable him 'to come forward
and fill a Uce at one of the most im
portant CWts in the civilized world, v
Theiv at Dext? About the Dexr
thing b .l was to eec'y name of
A. T. 9lc art, a ntfcfint ef New", York
ciy,J5jrf of great'prosperity in' his
TtjMifcacks. His name w a et.
in as a proper person to fill the office of
Secretary of the Treasury. It was as
certained soon afterward that Stewart, by
a law then existing upon our statue books,
was icciipacitated from holding that of
fice. .Then what did General Grant do?
Why, he had been so long in the habit
of writing military orders that he sent
forth the Dext thing to his command to
the Congress of the United States to re
peal the law nod reader A. T. Stewart
eligible to fill that office. I believe the
lower house of Congress did repeal it,
and it went to the Senate. There sat a
grave, dignified, thoughtful old states
man, Charles Sumner, of Massachusetts
app!aBteJ, who at once resolved tbat
this this tbiog should not be, and having
once resolved, he carried out his purpose
by his irguments, and induced the Sen
ate of the United States to recede from
eo shameful a measure. So6n afterward
it transpired that A. T. Stewart bad been
a subscriber to a fund of one hundred
aud th rty thousand dollars in money
that hnd been given to Gtueral Graut as
a present. I don't know tbat that had
auy th ng to do with Grant's action, but
it did aot look well to the people of thia
country, or to the civilized world.
Then turns up a man by the name of
Borie.who was recommended for Secre
tary Df the Navy. Who ever had
herd of Borie west of the Alleghany
Moun:aius? Soon after he went into
office Borie proved to be inefficient, and
had t leave his post. It was ascertain
ed that he too had subscribed S5;000 to
this raunitieent fund raided fjr the Presi
dent of the Uuited States.
After awhile, another name was sent
in this time for tbe Attorney General
ship, an office that had been filled by
your William Wirta and your Jeremiah
Blacks, and by the best minds of the
couutry. Presideut Grant sends in for
this office the uame of Hoar, a Becoud
rate Massachusetts lawyer. It was after
ward a.-c?rtained that he had presented
General Grant with a library which I
have heard Tuiued at twenty or twenty
five thousand dollars. What General
Grant wanted with a law library, I do
not know; but it seems that he did re
ceive one for a present, and he has it,
for all I know, to day.
Ti.e Noldlers of tlie IVorlh and
feoutli to meet In Convention.
Immediately after the Convention at
Baltimore adjourned a movement was
set oo foot by the Confedetate Generals
assembled in Baltimore, which will have
a nmket effect upon the couotry North
nr.d South. At the instance of Generals
Imboden, aod Bradley T.Johnson, after
a consultation with Generals Kirkpatrick
and Siocum of the North, it was decided
to hold a grand re-uoion of northern and
ex confederate soldiers and officers in the
city of New York durine the month of
Septembef. The call will be issued in a
few days, and the following confederate
Generals have their names attached to
the call : Generals Thos. L. Clingman,
John B. Gordon, Fitzhugh Lee, Bradley
T. Johnston aud J. D. Imboden. It is
understood that a portion of the Grand
Army of the Republic will unite in the
demonstration, which will be one cf fra
ternization between men who have stood
face to face in battle and are now deterr
mined that peace and concord shall be
established in the United States under
the guidance of a man who has other
laurels than a blood stained sword, and
who8e?riunjphs have been those of peace
and not of war. The ex-confederates at
Baltimore are said to have been enthu
siastic over the proposed re-union, and
delired that their comrades South as well
as their late enemies North make imme
diate preparations for this re-union.
A Pathetic Picture.
George William Curtis paints the fol
lowing pathetic picture, which every one
could wish were les9 true to nature :
"Ithiuk of many a sad-eyed woman
I have known iu solitary country homes
who teemed never to have smiled, who
struggled with hard hands through melt
ing heat md pinching cold to hold back
poverty and want that hovered like wol
ves about an ever increasing flock of
children. How it was scour in the morn
ing and scrub at night and ecold all day
long ! How care blurred the window
like a cloud, hiding the lovely landscape !
How anxiety snarled at her heels, dog
ging her like a cur! How littlo she
knew or cared that bobolinks, drunk
with blithe idleness, tumbled and sang in
the meadows below, that the earth was
telliDg the time of year with flowers in
the woods above. As I think of these
things, of these solitary, incessaut drud
geries, of the taciturn husband coming
iu heavy with sleep, too weary to read,
to talk, to think, and I do not wonder
that mad houses are bo richly recruited
from the farm houses, as the statistics
TflE post office at McKenzie was rob
bed last week of about twalve dollars in
money aud fifteen dollars worth of stamps.
COL. Clarence Prentice, the only living
son of George D. Prentice, is eogaged
in the lumber business in Meade county.
It is reported from New York that A.
T. Stewart has given thirty thousand
dollars to the New York Greeley fund.
Geo. W. Bain, Grand Worthy Chief
Templar of the State, is seriously ill at
A STRANGE STORY.
The Crime of a Kentucky "Wo
man A?alnt Iter IIiiMbantl
Aluioat an AaNfilna.tlon.
Confession of Ilie Accomplice.
From the Lexington (Ky.) Press.
The quiet little town of Winchester,
in Clark county, was perhaps never in a
greater state of excitement than on yes
terday. The sheets were thronged with
people who congregated ia excited
crowds, discussing with more or less dis
play cf feeling tbe event of the day
the examining trial of Miitou Haggard
for assaulting with intent to kill Ur.
ATTEMPTED AS3A8SI NATION.
It will be remembered that some time
ago, Mr. IWWsejk mho is a farmer aod a
landowner in Clark county, when return
ing t'p his home one evening, about a
month- ago, wset upon aud cruelly
!.beateoT)5liiton Haggard, a white .juan
parti 'bad jumped from b-'
stbsie Jiv had dafoioidiatiBrO-5
of the road, and with a bfoVtV"
knocked Mr. Ilamaey off his
drawing a revolver tbe assassin shot his
victim in t!.e head, aud inflicted several
wounds upon his skull. Mr. Datid
Lipscomb, deputy sheriff, came along on
horseback at the time, and saw the affray.
Haggard immediately fled to Ramsey's
house, but was followed by Lipscomb,
who effected Haggard's arrest.
He was taken to Winchester, where it
ws feared it would be unsafe to keep
him, aod for safety he was transferred to
the jail at Lexington.
On yesterday Haggard was conveyed
to Winchester to stand his examining
trial for assaulting with intent to kill.
Ramsey, who, by something next to a
miracle, is rapidly recovering from the
effects of his wounds, was present. It
was reported that a most extraordinary
feature of the case had developed itself,
which was, that Mrs. Lucy Ramsey, the
wife of the wounded man, had been the
instigator of the foul attack upon ber
husband. On this account, and in ex
pectation of hearing the extraordinary
evidence in the case, tbe court houxe was
crowded to excess, more than half the
number being ladies, while there were
hundreds who could not gain admission.
The curious were, however, disappointed,
for, after a short consultation, the coun
sel for the prisoner waived an examina
tion, and he was sent back again to the
It appears that more than half the
peonle of Clark cotintv are involved to
some exteDt in the result of the t--r.l, all
the parties being largely and respectably
connected. Feeling ran very high at
first in favor of punishment among the
Woodward faction, while the Haggard
party were for rescue. Since, however,
the recent developments, the friends ot
the lady are not eo anxious in the prose-
i cutioa. Amoog those not related to the
parties, the feeling is very strong against
Ramsey's wile, the popular verdict being
that she is more guilty than Haggard.
TII E WOCNDED MAN'S BTOKT.
Mr. Jesse Ramsey, who is a school
teacher, had gobe to make a call upon
Mr. Simpson Haggard, a short distance
from his house, and oo his return was
attacked by Haggard, who is a heavy
built, athleticyoung maD, while the other
is undersized and of somewhat fragile
frame. After the first attack, Haggard,
who was intoxicated, left his victim, and
returned agaiu to inflict moro blows. He
left and returned the second time. Ram
sey states that, though unable to help
himself, he was still conscious, and held
his breath as if dead. This satisfied the
other tbat the work was thoroughly don
and he departed.
THE PRISONERS 6TORT.
Our reporter called on the prisoner at
the jail and elicited facts which had be
fore been circulated as mere rumors : In
answer to inquiries the prisoner 6tated
that he regretted exceedingly this most
unfortunate occurrence, aod had he not
been intoxicated he certainly never would
have attempted eo rash an act as the
taking of the life of Mr. Jesse Ramsey,
who is a cousin of the prisoner.
On looking iuto the prisoner's face
our reporter became convinced that he
spoke the truth. His face is open, and
does not by any means betray the exis
tence of auy bad passions; but, on tbe
contrary, might be taken as indicative of
a good natured, easy. disposition.
In answer to further interrogatories
the prisoner stated that the act, so far as
the lady was concerned, was a premedi
tated one. having been the subject of
conversation between the two for more
than two weeks previous to the affray.
She calmly and coolly proposed to Hag
gard the assassination of her husband.
He did not take very kindly to the idea,
for two reasons ; there was no enmity ex
isting ueiweeu i ur mu, nun i m ""JTj
they were, as she knew, related- W
great pertinacity of purpose, she renewed
the conversation upon the same subject
every day for two weeks, using all her
powers to influence the young man's
mind. About the time that the proposal
was first made, Mrs. Ramsey, being in
town with Haggard, gave him money to
purchase a quantity of whisky, which
she took home with her.
Tbey had ample time and opportunity
to discuss the subject between them, as
Mr. Ramsey's duties as a school teacher
called him away from home every day,
and the opportunities offered were not
neglected. On the day of the attack the
lady pressed her case eagerly, and in the
eveniuj when her husband, all unmind
ful of the dreadful fate awaiting him,
had gone to pay a visit, Bhe produced the
whisky, aod plied her companion with it
nutil, heated by the liquor aud quite in
toxicated, he consented to waylay her
husband. As he stepped from the door
the affectiooate wife handed Haggard the
club with which he was to do the work.
Tl.fl TUinl ha carried was a borrowed
one, aod was not worn with any murder
ous intent, although he afterwards used
it, as described.
where Mr. Ramsey was attacked was not
more than four hundred yards from his
own house. The prisoner did not re
collect all the circumstances of tbe af
fray, but ha remembered saying to Ram
sey, in reply to a question as to why be
committed the assault, tbat his wife had
said that he was "jealous of him (Hg;
gard) and had threatened bis life."
Afterwards Ramsey offered him all his
money, about two hundred dollars, and
his watch, but Haggard replied that
'that was not what be was after."
When Lipscomb arrived upon the
scene, Haggard fled to the house and re
tired to his room. Lipscomb followed
him to the boose and eeut a black man
to wake Haggard up. He came out and
assisted some four or five others, who
had been sent for, in bearing tjie wouud
ed man to his home. Wheu the party
went down the road to where he lay wel
tericg in his blood, his wife went with
the rest, and leaning over his prostiate
form inquired: '"Who did it'" He
replied, "it was Haggard." She im
mediately eaid, "no, he was standing at
the door with me when the shooting took
place." He asked her "if she was sure
of that," aud she replied "yes." He
said no more, uutil surrounded by his
The prisoner further stated that he
was very much intoxioated when he first
made the attack, but that the business in
which Tie wos XPfcaed. eobertd him', aod
w-CiTTfrt (SToorlJ a to hava uo-
rWgteTHr suffer puuish.
uj u v vaaauw tm ui ji wui ii a, u t n j uj at u
is punished likewise. He expressed
himself as confident of his ability to
raise the large bail requited of him,
$3,000, and lias uo fears as to the result.
In reply to a question as to what was the
particular inducement . offered him to
commit the act, the prisoner stated that
he was offered a life policy of a thousand
dollars on Ramsey's life in favor of his
When our reporter was about to leave
the prisoner remarked that he was
"mighty glad to see Ramsey able to get
about and likely to recover perma
nently." FAMILY HISTORY-.
Mr. Jesse Ramsey and bis wife are
young, he being only twenty-four years
of age and she twenty three. They have
been married six or seven years, eo tbat
at the time they were respectively seven
teen and sixteen years of age. Mrs.
Lucy Ramsey is the daughter of Judge
James Woodward, of Clark county.
The Judge was much opposed to the
marriage of the young folks, so they
concluded to run off. Accompanied by
a Miss West and a Mr. Simpson, they
drove off in a hack to Paris with the
intention of goiDg on to Aberdeen. At
Paris tbey stopped a short time to refresh
theuMelves and horses. The father of
the youug lady, becoming aware of what
had happened, procured a buggy, and in
company with a friend, put off in pursuit,
overtaking the fugitives at MiWersburg.
Here, learning the circumstances of the
case, and the determination of the runa
ways, tlie lather proposed that they
should return and be married at home.
After some persuasion they consented,
and started ou their return journey. Oo
their way they met the stage from Lex
tngton to Maysville, and the buggy con
taining the young lady's father not beiug
in sight, and thev, fearing bad faith oo
his part, left the hack and took seats in
the stage fnr Maysville. Tlie empty
hack returned, and Judge Woodward
and his companion did not know bow
completely they had been outwitted un
til they reached home. Jese aud Lucy
married and returned to Clark county.
To all appearances they lived peaceably
together, and as the hnsband was io
easy, if not very affluent, circumstances,
the parents soon became reconciled to
the match. Ram.ey became unfortunate,
however, losing considerably iu trade,
and having recently lost a flue residence
by fire, aod having no insurance upon
it, he was reduced to the necessity of
teaching school in order to prevent the
necessity of selling his land.
Tbey have two beautiful children, a
boy and a girl, aod up to the time of the
assault it was thought the family was
uuited and happy.
There ia but one cause assigned for the
wife's unfeeling behavior, which, if true,
though not sufficient, might be offered
in extenuation of her conduct, and that
is that her husband had whipped her
two or three times.
THEY ARE STILL TOOETHER.
Mr. Rampey is rapidly recovering from
the effects of his wounds, and, in spite
of all that has been said concerning the
6hare which his wife had in causing him
to be attacked and so cruelly beaten, he
still lives with her. The whole affair
has created much excitement in the
couutry, but the general opinion seems
to be that, owing to the scandal attach
iog to the case the prosecution of Hag
gard will be dropped, aud it is even ru
mored that Ramsey himself favors this
Sketch of the
From the Omaha Bee, June 22d.
The celehjwlid scout and banter, Tex
as Jack, haseen camping at the Metro
politan Hotel, for a day or two, having
.come to Omaha on business. Some
few weeks ago Sidney Burnett came out
from Niagara Falls for the purpose of
securing some live buffalo for a grand
hunt at the Falls on the Fourth of July.
Proceeding to Fort McPhcrson, he em
ployed the noted hunter, Texas Jack, to
capture them. A hunt was accordingly
organized, aud the result was that eight
buffalo were taken alive. Some of tbem
have since died, "ud it is doubtful if any
of them can be transported alive on ac
count of the warm weather. If, however,
Mr. Buruett is successful in securing aod
transporting a sufficient number of buffa,
lo, he will give tbe proposed grand hunt
atNiagara Falls on the Fourth of July.
The hunt will D9 managed entirely by
Texas Jack, who will take with him Cap
tain Matthews, as interpreter, a Pawnee
lasso man, and several Pawnee Indians.
Texas Jack, whose right name is J.
B. Omohundro, is a Southerner by birth.
From hia boyhood up he has followed
the profession ot a scout and hunter.
He is now 24 years of age. Is tall,
broad shouldered, and handsome; weighs
180 pounds; and, like all frontiersmen,
he has muscles of iron, and the courage
of a lion, lie talks fluently, and uses
correct grammatical language ; and all
his actions denote tbat he is one of
nature's own noblemen. lie has never
bad much of aa opportunity to obtain a
school education, yet be may ba said to
be a tolerably well educated man, hav
ing improved bis leisure time ia study.
Texas Jack aad Buffalo Bill are tha
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warmest friends. They have been ac
quainted for three years, and for the last
six months they have been io partnership
During the late buffalo htnt for Mr.
Burnett, he had a very narrow escape
from death, which to him was but a mere
trifling incident, having passed through
so many nearly fatal experiences. II
was riding bin celebrated horse, "Tall
Bull," when a fierce buffilo bull attack
ed both rider and horse, badly goring
the latter. Texas Jack, his horse, and
the buffalo all fell Into Betrer river,
from which they soon after emerged, and
the fight continued, the result of which
was the capture of the buffalo, and the
probable death of the horte.
"Tall Bull" is one of tlie mast cele
brated horses In this couttry, haviDg
been captured in a fight from old Tall
Bull, a noted Indian chief, who was de
feated and killed. The horse is th
swiftest aud longest-winded animal oo the
plains. haviDg never yet been beaten in a
race, although having had hundreds of
contests of speed.
Te-xas Jack makes a lucrative liveli
hood front the proceeds of hia hunting
expeditions "and bis numerous engage
ments as a scout by the Government and
as a guide for t'ogliah and American
hunting parties, which are becoming
more fashionable each year.
A Moir loach.
BV I0 NN PIATT.
When the Patent Screw and Augar
Liue of railway from Porkopolis termi
nated at Middleburg, O it has since
come to be a great national thoroughfare
the unhappy passengers were carried
to all parts of the civilized world as well
as to New Jersey by tbo old fashioned
stages. These stages ran crowded, and
there was generally a contest for seats.
Governor Thomas Corwiu was to leave
Middleburg at midnight for the State
capital in a stage. To secure the best
seat this humorist eat up all night. He
was not alone, for he had a bottle of
choice old whisky to keep him company.
He tried the whisky, he raid, plain. He
then had it made into a uiiut julep, after
he discussed it in the shape of a smash.
About 11 o'clock he thought a cocktail
would add variety to this spice of lite.
This he washed down with a hot punch,
and then, at midnight, just as he heard
the stage rattle in he took all that was
Seizing his carpet sack and overcoat,
he rushed out to God a crowd around the
stage, aud without saying a word, but in
a great hurry, bolted io and escouced
himself in one corner upou the back s.-at.
file fell sleep congratulating himself upon
haviug been so fortunate, and had a dim.
dreamy conciousness of the stage roll
Wheu he again wakened, the stage
was at a stand still ; the curtins were all
down, the windows up ; but enough day.
light got in to satisfy hiuj that the insti
tution had "done broke" some time sinoe.
He hastily started up. nud dropping one
I of the windows was perfectly amazed to
hud himself in the wagon-yard oj a ho
tel. Two hogs were gelling their break
fast out of a manure heap, while a mel
ancholy cow stood cLewiog her cuJ,
while working her tail to keep it in prac
tice for fly-time. A lazy hostler was
eotertainiug himself with a pitchfork. A
further note of thesurrouudings satisfied
Gov. Corwiu tbat he was in the rear of
the Middleburg hotel, aod that he had
been there frota twelve o'clock of the
night before. Corwin was a man of ge
nius, and it did not take him long to
discover the cause of this extraordinary
result. He bad got iqto a stage that
had come iu, instead of going out. The
peopleabout this leathern convenience,
when he escouced himself, thought, aa
he learned afterward, that he was a pas
senger in search of an nmbreila, or some
other article, left behind.
The Governor opened the door of the
stage very softly. He crept out trying
to feel that, as he said subsequently, bis
skin hung loose on him. He could net
escape, however, the eyes of the hostler,
who exclaimed in some astonishment :
"Hello, Governor, did dey forgit and
leave yer in do stage ?"
"There, there, ru man," answered
Corwin, giving him a bilver dollar. "You
keep your fly-trap shut or there'll be a
sadden death In your family."
' 'Fore God," exclaimed the hostler,
as Corwin walked away, "dat's most
'stronary ; the Goveruor of Ohio duue
forgot io a 6tage coach."
Corwin walked to the hotel, deposited
his carpet sack and caat behind tho first
door bo encountered, and then sauntered
into the breakfast-room, trying to assume
an air of a man who had not slept in a
wogon-yard all night. While discussing
the oiled sole leather and muddy coffee,
for which the American people pay hotel
prices, a friend on the other side of the
table, looking on suddenly exclaimed:
"Why, Governor; I thought you left
for the capital last night." t
"Well," exclaimed Corwin, with one
of tbo whimsical Jocks with which Le
was wont to set the table in a roar, "I
was under that imprcsion myself."
"Got left, did you?"
"Yes, I believe I was a good dal
"How was that, Governor?"
"See here, my frieod," exclaimed Cor
win, carefully depositing his knife snd
fork on each side of his plate as if they
were articles of value, "if you will con
sent not to press a further investigation
upon that subject, I will present your
wife with a Louuet to ore like a coal scut
tle than any now in market. If you
don't consent," he continued with wild
energy, seizing his fork, "I'll murder
The story, howeve r, was too good for
Tom to keep to birr. self, and for years
after, he was in the habit of telling how
he slept in a stable-yard, and attributed
it all to some very bad whisky that the
Hon. Salmon P. Chase had given him,
The Oldest Ladt in Kentucky.
Mrs. Mary Gray, of Greenup county, is
the oldest lady in Kentncky. She has
entered her ono hundred' aod fourteenth
year, and ii still in apparent vigorous
Greeley recently declined to furnish
money to sustain a newspaper in Wash
ington, saying: I don't consider that
legitimate political expenditure. If the
people Fill not fuppart a newspaper
favoring my election, we mast get oa
witboatit as best wecar."
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