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K-'-. EV. TEE FRAMFOBT fiOUSDABOUT. 1 GEO. A. LEWIS, Publisher. A "WEEKLY PAPER DEVOTED TO LOOAL AND SOCIETY NEWS. TEIUIS: $1.00 En Advance. Volume XV. KKANfKFCHT, KY., JANUAltt 30, 1892. Number 21 The Official Report of Gen. Hurst, Ohio Food Commissioner, shows ROYAL the purest Baking Powder. Every other Baking Powder ; tested contained impurities from i o.i 8 per cent, to 86.23 per cent, of their entire weight. Absalom, tlie Wayward. GEORGE DAItSIE. Absalom was David's third son. His mother was the daughter of Talmai, King of Gesbur. He was the only son of David who could claim royal parentage on both sides. And he no doubt plumed himself .greatly on the fact. The wild, restless and undisciplined traits of his character make it manifest that the Arabian blood inherited through his mother was predominant in him. The nobleness of his father eeems ' utterly lacking. There was only one chance for him to turn out, well and that was for him to be held with 41 tight rein and carefully trained. Ruf. Mint, -wan oxaotlv what ho did not get. David was not that kind of a father. He was a good man, a groat king and his reign was tho jnosfc glorious in the history of Israel, but he was a very weak and foolish father. He was like many parents in our own day, who have good sense and good judgment about everything except their own children. They are wholly destitute of the power to discipline and train. Their children, as infants, get the upper .band of them and keep it all their lives. They ride over their parents xough shod. They do utterly as they please. That was Absalom's ruin. He was .praised, petted, indulged, spoiled as a child till he became a young tyrant, doing all things after his own sovereign pleasure. He had his own way from' start to finish. And few boys have ever lived who under such circumstances would not go straight to destruction. The basis of overyching good in human oharacter is laid when a child is required to obey its parents. A boy who does not mind at home will not mind anywhere. If ho is allowed to disobey parental authority he will disobey the laws of the land and the laws of God, and submit himself to no authority whatever. Permitted &. to grow up and utterly unschooled in tho great matter of self-government, ho will as a man rejoct all government human .and divine, run riot in every excess of unbridled passions. If you want to know where boys learn the ungovernable rago that will atop at nothing, not even at the taking of life by red-handed murder, you need only to look into the loose and slaokoned discipline of many homes around you. The crying need of our day is family government, in fact and in power, the lack of which never brought forth saddor results than, in the history of Absalom. TVio flrnf. niiMironlr was the assassi nation of his elder brothert Amnons The crime committed against Absalom's sister was no juaflcation. And it ,is plain to be seen that tho vengeance of Absalom was greatly increased by the fact that in Vila nWftr'H honor he was also removing from his path tho chief obstacle ootween mm anu uie Diirone of Israel. He lees to Geshur and spends three years among his mother's people only to bo recalled by his father and forgiven for his crime. Five years from the time .he drove the dagger to Amnon's heart ho is again at court, going in and out among the people as great a favorite as over. H1b crime was jiever punished. He now proceeds to a systomatio effort at stealing tho hearts of tho people. Ho greets the Btrangors from all parts of tho land who come to Jerusalem seeking legal redress, and hearing their cases beforehand, pronounces every man ho meets to nave right on his aide. He said to them: J,0 that I wore made a judge in tho land: then would you' all got justico and that speedily." This of course brought him tho favor of every litigant he mot. Moreover in going about among the people ho allowed no one to prostrate himself before him tp do obeisance, but lifting him from such a posture saluted him as a friend and equal. His beauty, grace and popular manners all fitted Sim to piny tho demagogue, whioh he did to perfection. In a remarkably short space of time he had won tho hearts of all Israel. I do not think that Absalom at first cherished treasonable designs against his father's throne But finding his father in disfavor through his crime against Bathsheba ana his sin in numbering the people; himself solid with till the peqple and tho time ripe for a movement against the reigning King; being entirely selfish and unscrupulous in his aims and methods, how eagerly ho seizes the golden opportunity and raises the standard of rebellion. In all the direful sorrows to the old king from this wicked revolt, the expulsion from his beloved capital, tho bloodshed in the fierce battle which re-established him on his throne, and above all, the death of the wayward son, who was tno prime mover and cause of it all, it is easy to see that David was learning by awful experience the truth of tho mighty and eternal law that "whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap." Dr. Hale's Household Tea la the great blood purifier and nerve tonic. It acts upon all the secretions of tho system, enabling tho liver and kidneys to perform their proper functions, giving tone and strength to the nervous system, a certain cure for dyspepsia. Two months' treatment for 50c. Get a free sample at Carpenter's South Side drug store1. 1 .mm Fair view. Mr. Geo. W. White and Miss Laura A. Powers were married Wednesday, the 20th inst., at the home of the bride's mother by Rev. J. P. Baker. Accept the scribe's congratulations. Miss Cordelia Hieatt, who has been sick for some time, is rapidly improving. Tho great destroyer death claimed three of our best oitizons lately, to-wit: Mr. Henry Smith, who died at his homo on Saturday, tho 16th inst., aged 81 years; Mr. Major Moss, an old blind man, who made his home at Mr. Robert Bradley's during tho last years of his life, died and was laid tor at in the family graveyard of the late B. G. Thomas, near Alton; and Mrs.. Geo, who lived near Graefonburg, was buried Saturday last. Mr. Jas. D. Riner was in the Farm-dale neighborhood last Saturday night. Miss Iona Smithers was tho guest or Anna uiner samruay. O, woman,dospairing and wretched, Dreading, yet longing, to die, Hear the glad chorus that rises, Filling tho dome of the sky: "Sisters, bo glad, there's help to be had; No longer bo miserable, gloomy and aad; Lodt health regain," rings out tho refrain, "Poor creatures, be healthy and happy again." How? 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Shouse, of this, Woodford county, through the columns of the Midway Clipper, requested his constituency to make to him any suggestions in regard to legislation which they might deem of interest to the county or State at largo. As an humblo constituent of Mr. Shouse I desire, through the columns of your valuable pap8r, to present a few suggestions for the consideration of Mr. Shouse and his colleagues. First, Owing to tho frequent destruction of sheep by dogs, entailing heavy loss upon the wool grower, for which he receives no renumeration, I would suggest that dogs bo made Eroperty, and taxed five dollars per oad, the funds arising from this source to be set apart for tho remuneration of farmers who have had sheep killed by dogs. In tho common acceptation of the term, we are not much of a protectionist, but we do think that tho sheep should be protected. Second, Tho prison question in Kentucky is becoming a serious if not an alarming one. We have just completed a new penitentiary, and we are told that both the old and the new ono are already crowded. Our treasury is not in too prosperous condition. We cannot build a new prison every year, and yet the existing prisons are crowded while tho number of prisoners increases at a rapid rate. What is to be done? How are we to check this over constant overflow of prison birds'? Wo suggest, first: a reformatory institution for youthful criminals. Second, that murder, rape, highway robbery, horse stealing, burglary, arson be made capital offenses, without discretionary powers in the hands of the jury, and minor offenses can be settled at the whipping post. So tho prisons will receive only such criminals as may be guilty of intermediate offenses. I am fully aware of. the prejudice against the whipping post, as being a relic of barbarism, but if I remember correctly, under tho old law the limit was thirty-nine lashes. One day last week a convict working on a farm near this place robbed a peddler of about twenty-eight or thirty dollars. Tho money was recovered and returned to tho peddler, and tho convict wns returned to the walls, where we learn from parties indirectly connected with the affair, he received about ono hundred lashes. Permit mo to ask which is nearest akin to barbarism? Wo would further suggest that means bo adopted to abolish the system of working conviots outside the walls. In the case above mentioned a convict, a trusty, with only about one month to servo, going about without a guard, commits a robbery. It is evident that they cannot be trusted. What may they not do? The system is unfair to honest labor, and dangerous Oto tho general Eublio, and wo are of opinion should '' e abolished. We also suggest the settlement of tho Capital removal for all time to como, and wo think it should be done by making provision for tho erection of appropriate buildings at Frankfort. We submit these thoughts without argument, and respectfully ask Mr. Shouse and tho General Assombly to ' give them a fair consideration. Bulldopus. A writer in a Boston paper women to study their countenances bv aid of their mirrors. Good enough! But then if they do t not cure their colds with. ur. .mill's Cough Syrup they run tho risk of breaking their reflectors and destroying valuable proporty. W. L. Oopporamith, tho jeweler,1 does tho best of work at moderate , prices. Call and see. 234 St. Olair, street.' I j km ft S. V.. Corner Main and Broadway, Lexington Ky. Upholstered Funitafej lEJstssr 02a.a,ire, I3ST F'liTS. FiE LEATHER WORK A SPECIALTY! REED AND EA.TTAN FURNITURE Kockers, Settees, Oor:n.er Olxairs, Olisiixs, TaTbles, 3cc, in sill IF'iin.isih.es. The "WHITE AND GOLD" Finish is the Latest, nnd V very Attractive. "Mattresses, Bolsters and Pillows Made to Order. Lowest Prices. Give us a call. C. F. H. 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