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THE WEEKLY SENTINEL: THURSDAY, JUNE 10, 1886.
THE WEEKLY SENTINEL. ESTABLISHED 1862. A Progressive-Democratic Fam ily Newspaper, issued every Thurs day Morning by the Oldham Pub lishing House, and mailed to sub- cribers at l,0 a year. Conducted by AND ABLY ASSISTED BY A LARGER AND MORE THOROUGHLY EQUIPPED CORP3 OF CORRESPONDENTS AND CONTRIBU TORS, THAN THAT ENGAGED BY ANY OTHER JOURNAL IN NORTH CAROLINA THE SENTINEL HAS THE LARGEST CIRCULATION IN WINSTON - SAEM, FORSYTH COUNTY, AND THE 5TH CON GRESSIONAL DISTRICT. IT IS THERE FORE THE BEST ADVERTISING MEDIUM WITHIN THIS TERRITORY. RATES MADE KNOWN UPON APPLICATION. Address, OLDHAM PUBLISHING HOUSE, WINSTON, N. C. Baltimore OrHce. Thk Skstiski. has n branch office at 2fo. S7 South Street, Baltimore, yid., where xtibxcript mix may be left, and advertising and publi-ihing mntracts entered into. Entered at Winston Post OfTice an Id-elaxx matter The New South, Wilmington, N. C, Established May 1st, 1882, Consolidated with The Sentinel, April 1st, 1883. The Winston Leader, Established January 27, 1878, Consolidated with The Sentinel, October 1st, 1885. Thursday Morning, June 10, 1886 new advertisements. Klt Hros. Cream Halm pnge S. IJhown'b Iron Dittkbs. paje 6. State Ciironiclk Raleigh pase 5. Swift Specific Co. S. S. S. pages. C'niCAOO Oroan Co. Organs pae7. 1st Sat'l. Bank Statement page 5. J. W. Davis Co. Merchants page 5. Lrnras Bates Music limine pages. K. Stamps soda Fountain for Sale page . DEMOCRATIC COUNTY CONVENT ION. There will be a convention of the Democratic party of Forsyth county, in Winston, on the 5th day of July, 1886, for the purpose of appointing delegates f the Judicial convention to be held in Yadkinville, N. C, on the 16th day of July, 1886, and also to the Congressional convention to be held m Greensboro, on a day not yet fixed. A full attendance f'rm all the townships is desired. Bv order of the Executive Committee. M. W. NORFLERT, Chairman. Thk Repuhlicahs will be badly crippled in the next Presidential cam paign, from the fact that they will have no pension office to buy votes with. As will be seen from our Washing ingtou correspondence, a bill was in troduced last week in the Sen ate, forbidding members of Con gress from acting as Railroad attor neys. This is a wise movement, and ought to effect the Judges as well as the Congressmen. The Republican Yahoos of Green Springs, Ohio, grew red-headed and dizzy from sheer insignificance, and they couldn't think of anything on earth to do with themselves but to make an exhibition of their meanness. So they burned Jeff. Davis in effigy the other night, and yowled. Mr.' Richmond Pearson chal lenged Mr. R. Y. McAden, of Char lotte. The latter declined, saying : It cannot be courageous or honorable to de mand that to be done wnich the laws of all civilized countries pronounce a felony ; it can net be wanting in courage or dishonorable to decline to do that which the law forbids under its severest penalty. I may add in conclusion that the practice to which you invite me is one which by the eommon understanding: of man kind is most often resorted to by those who are wanting in the elements of manliness and true courage. tUM Mr. Pearson publishes the corres rpondence in the Asheville Citizen. Mr. McAyden had promised to re . tract or give satisfaction. Mr. Pear- The world lias very generally agreed that duelling is a deplorable practice ; but the gen ius of our modern civilization while it pro nounces upon the practice its unqualified con A : : . . . 1 i . . .... - - f . .. ........ .i win mso un'iare mat no duel is more honorable and more fair than the street light with concealed but equally as dead ly weapons in the nee of which the mean ad vantage of the first shot, or of blow without warning, settles nothing but the brutality of the assailant. The onlv .wmij which i have ver done Mr. R. Y. McAyJen has been the expression of my purpose to ignore him, and to this purpose I shall henceforth scrupulously adhere. RKTTLKH. AIAIL. TACIJL1TIES WANT ED In Surry county there in an area of over two hundred square miles, in a prosperous, fertile section, thickly settled by an intelligent and indust rious people who are almost, entirely devoid of mail facilities. - The postoffices of Dalton, (South), Pilot Mt., (North), and Danbury, (East), form a triangle, the hypothec nuse of which is formed by the Saura- town Mountains extending from Dal ton to Danbury. On the South sid of these mountains lies a mail route between the two latter places, and be tween Pilot Mt., in an Easterly di rection is another route to Danbury. This triangle of country covering a large territory, having valuable inter esta, and populated by successful far mers, has only one, solitary postoffice to afford them information from the outer world. The Sentinel is in receipt of nu merous letters from people in this sec tion, ( under the ban, as it were, who urge M to exert our best efforts in be half of their having better mail facili ties. They ask that a route be estab lished, starting at Pilot Mountain, P. O., and take a Southerly direction from the present route to Danbury, es tablishing a new office at Mr. H. Venerable'b, again at J. H. Mitch ell's,' passing Simmon's P. O., (the only postoffice in the triangle above described,) going on to Piedmont Springs and thence to Danbury. While this proposed route does not strike into the centre of the above mentioned triangular territory, it would be the next best thing to it, and would be satisfactory to the people of the region who ask that this route be established. N A gentleman who has made some calculations on the subject says that a weekly mail could be carried over this route for $100 per year. Our good friends in what we may term the Triangle of Surry, can rest assured that The Sentinel shall leave no stone unturned in endeavor ing to secure the establishment of the desired mail route, and in this con nection we ask our representatives in Congress to aid us in securing for these people that which they so much desire and need. CoNOESS is sit its old business doing nothing. Winston Republican. When our contemporary says "old business," it probably refers to the time when . there was a Republican majority in the House. THK rniCSIDENT'S MARRIAOK. The momentous occasion towards which the Nation has, with eager ex pectancy, long been looking has at length come and gone, and now that the event has taken place, everything will resume its natural course and or der, and go on as before, as thourgh it were a common, every -day occurrence for the Chief Magistrate of 50,000,000 free people to get married. Though not the first President to be married during his term of office, Mr. Cleve land is the first to celebrate his mar riage in the Executive Mansion, Tyler having been privately married in New York. Of course such an unusual event as the marriage of a nation's ruler is cal culated to engender no little interest on the part of the people, while at the same time it affords a favorable op portunity to cranks and poets to emerge from their seclusion, and to spread themselves each after his own fashion ; it also gives enterprising newsgathers abundant material with which to fill the columns of their journals, and to entertain their hosts of readers. When it comes, however, to reporting the every action of the bride and groom, what they do, say, whither they go, what they eat for breakfast, luncheon, and dinner, and similar matters, gleaned from prying into the privacy of their indi vidual acts, and therefore of no earth ly importance to the people at large, it seems that enterprising journals go a little too far to suit the good taste of most readers, and are thereby foster ing a spirit of inquisitiveness, and a love for the sensational on the part of their leaders that were better left un developed. However, the President is married, quietly and simply as be comes a man of his modesty, and far up on the Alleghany mountains is en joying his honey-moon at that pictur- esqe and delightful Maryland summer resort, known as Deer Park, where it is to be hoped he will be left in undisP turbed peace and quite to the pleas ure and rest which he undoubtedly finds most welcome at this time. The totai number of convicts in North Carolina i now over 1,200. Of this num ber about 390 are in the penitentiary ; the others are at work on five railways, at one qnary, and on two firms. Exchange. And a number are . also' farmed oat to a shoe manufacturer at Raleigh to make articles of wear that must come into competition with honest labor. The. Sentinel will be tent together vith Stales Portrait tOl Jan. 1st, '87, for $1.00. SHEAR SOXSESSn. " Creamy complexions go well with strawberry noses Burlington Free Prem It is only when the rolling-mill ceases to roll that it gathers moss. Lowell vitizen. Slaves of the ring Married people and the victims ef clashing church bells London Fun. "That wont go down with me," said the skeptical man as he looked at a pill. Phila delphia Call. What Jaehne might have said to the Judge rh sentenced him: I can't Barret." Boston Budget. A nan named Benjamin F. Butler hae com mitted auicid . It is not known whether there was any other reason for the rash act Xe Haven If exes. It is said Lotta will never marry. TVe doa't know about that. Think of Miss Burdett CoutU. She didn't help to form a Bartlett pair till she was what most people would call over-ripe. Boston Budget. The collar -girls at Troy have struck. Con sidering that the collars now in fashion are so much higher than the compensation for mak ing them we can't say that we blame the young ladies for feeling dissatisfied. Boston Transcript. "There is a vast difference between the boys of to-day and those of fifty yeira ago," remarks a newspaper writer. We should say so. A great many of the boys of fifty years ago are dead and a great many of those of to-day should be. Jforristown Herald. "Father, do they throw physic to the dogs in the hydrophobia season ?" "Xo, my child. That advido was given when drugs were cheaper than they are now, and the apothecary found it hard work to sell his medicines. Boston Budget. CURRENT COMMENT. It is a strange thins; that a man who knows exactly how to run a aewspaper is always en gaged in some other kind of business. Dan ville Register. About the biggest fraud we know of in the literary line is. the establishing of a circulating library that can be bought for from $23 t $56, and getting $300 to $400 in subscriptions. But people do like so much to be humbugged. Wilmington Star. The way to wealth, to prosperity, to happi ness is to plant one crop, go in debt for your supplies, give a mortgage on your land, then on your stock, and wind up with a mortgage on the crop that may be grown here-after, pro vided the rains come and storms stay away. North Carolina practises this splendid system, and, therefore, the farmers are in a prosperous condition. Bully for that lejic. Wilmington Star. POLITICAL POINTS. . The Washington Gazette favors Mr. Pruden of Edenton, for Supreme Court Judge from the East. . The Wilsn Jlirror says Judge Shepherd wishes it to be distinctly understood that he is not a candidate tor the Supreme Court bench . As to the nominations of the conventions, it seems Jo be pretty well decided that Judge Clark i3 a foregone conclusion. Smithfield Herald. Mr. J. A. Long, of Durham, aad Mr. Win ston, of Oxford, will be the leading competitors for the Solicitorship at the next Democratic Convention. The resolutions passed in Onslew endorsing Col. W. J. Green's stewardship are a welcome sound in the ears of the friends of our accom plished representative. FayelUville 2?ews. Walter K. Henry, of Henderson, announces that he will not be a candidate for Solicitor ef the Third Judicial district, but fevers the nom ination of Col. Worthington. Col. I. A-. 3ugg, of Greenville, is alse a candidate. Mj. John W. Graham seems to be develop ing great strength in the Congresioal race in Gen. Cox's district. Mr. Graham is splendid timber out of which to hew an . ble represent ative, then we believe the name of Graham is not entirely unknown to North Carolina his tory. . The Wadesboro Intelligencer says Maj. Cha. M. Stedman, at present Lieutenant Governor of ITorth Carolina will receive the Congression al nomination in the nth District, to succeed Judge Bennett, who at the last convention pub licly announced that he would not be a can didate for another term. A GEORGIA TOMJNTHEK. Far up the lonly mountain side My wande ing footsteps led, The moss lay thick beneath my feet The pine sighed overhead : The trace of a dismantled fort Lay in the forest nave. And in the shadow near my path I saw a soldier's grave. The bramble wrestled with the weed Upon the lowly mound ; The simple headboard, rudely writ, - Had rotted to the ground. I raised it with a reverent hand, From dust its words to clear, But 'lime had blotted all but these : . "A Georgia Volunteer." I heard the Shenandoah roll Along the tale below, . I saw the Alleghanies rise ; Toward the realms of snow; The Valley Campaign rose to raind. Its lender's name, and then I Vnew the sleeper had heeu one Of Ktouewall Jackson's men. He sleeps ; what need to queston now If he were wrong or right T ' He knows ere this whose cause is just lu God, the Father's sight. He wields no warlike weapons now, Returns no foemaii's thrust; Who but a coward would revile . , Au honored soldier's dust? Roll, Shenandoah, proudly roll, Adown thy rocky glen ; Above thee lies the grave of one Of Stonewall Jackson's men. Beneath the cedar and the pine In solitude austere, Unknown, unnamed, forgotten lies " A Georgia volunteer. NKWuPAPEK HEADLINES WHICH ARM CAPABLR OF A HL'MOUOCS OOXSTKCCT--' - IOM. . Ifintarteit for 'fUs Stmt in I. "Bustle at the White Heuse."" This was the heading to a ncwspajier article published im mediately before the President's marriage. The truthfulness of the heading 5 certoinh nene the leas apparent now than it was before the wedding. . . , . , THE GIST OF THE NEWS. HAPPEKINGS OF THK WKKK T HOME AND ABROAD. The Cream of the Wire caught by The Sentinel's Carefl Con denser. THE NORTH. Secretary of the Treasury Manning has sent into the President his resig nation, but the. latter has defered a consideration of same to an indefinate date. . F. H. Winston, United States min ister to Persia, son after reaching Teheran forwarded his resignation to Washington, and the Secretary of State ha? telegraphed him notice ot acceptance. THE SOUTH. A number of laborers and hod-carriers employed by builders in Norfolk struck recently for au increase from $1.50 to $2 per day. Mr. Leroy II. Shields has resigned his seat as member of the house of del egates from the city of Norfolk, hav recently been elected to fill a munici pal office jn that city. THE WEST. The ninth annual council of the Episcopal church of the Diocese ol West Virginia commenced in Charles town, Jefferson county, Wednesday. Collector Beecher, of Portland Ore gon, has forbidden any employe of the costom department there to indulge in intoxicating liquor during duty hours on penalty of dismissal. One of the men who blew open the treasurer's safe at Perryville, Mo., and stole $6,000 of the county funds was arrested at Grand Towers, and $1,323 of the stolen money found on his per son. . Archbishop Kindrick, of St. Louis, has been appointed by the Pope Apo stolic Deligate to confer the Cardina late insignia on Cardinal elect Gib. bona. The ceremony will take place July 1st. The trial of Maxville for the mur der of Preller, which has bsen going on in St. Louis for several weeks past, was brought to a close on Saturday last by the jury returning a verdict of "guilty of murder in the first degree." At Monday's session of the United Presbyterian assembly at Hamilton, Ohio it was resolved to secede from the the Presbyterian alliance. Two re ports were submitted on the question of instrumental music in churches. The majority report favors the use of organs in worship while the minority report opposed it. FOREIGN. Carlists of Catalonica, Spain, are actively preparing for a revolution. At a division on the second reading of the Home Rule bill in Parliment yterday the government was beaten by a majority of thirty. Political excitement throughout England and particularly in London is very great. Politicians of all par ties are preparing for the general elec tion with more vigor than has hereto fore been witnessed. l'HE XKXT ELECTIONS. In next November elections are to be held in this State for 1. Nine members of Congress. 2. Three Supreme Court Judges. S. Six Superior Court Judges. 4. Twelve District Solicitors. 5. Members of the State Legislature 120 members of the House of Ilep reseutatives and 50 Senators. 6. All county officers. Excitement In Texss. nrext exiMtotnent li.is boon raus'.l in the vi cini.yof Paris, Tex., by the remarkable recor ery ol .Mr. J . E. Corley, who was so lielph-ss he could not turn in bed. or raise bis head ; every -bodvsaid he was dyin of Consumption. A trial bottle of lr. Kiuig' New li.ovcrv was senthiin. Finding relief. In- bought a laree bottle and a box of Dr. Kind's Nev Lire Pill by the time he had taken two boxes ot 1'illsand two liottlcs of the Discovery be was well and had (rained in flesh thirty-six pound-1. Trial liotllesof thihUreat Discovery for Consumption free all druggists. in soriasl When ymi visit or leave Jfew Tork Citv snre Bdjnfage Expressage and Carriage Hire and stop at the Grand Union Hotel, opposite (jnuid Cen tral Depot. Elemit rooms fitted up a' a cost of one mil lion dollars, teduceo to $1.1)0 ami up wards per day. European plan. Elevator. Restaurant suppliei with the best. Horse cars stages and elcv;ited railroad to all depots. Fam ilies con lives better for less money at the Grand Union Hotel than any other first-elass hotrl in the city. May 20-ly What Can Be Done. liy trying atcaiu ami keeping uj"'Our- many things seemingly impossible may be attained. Huudruds of hopeless cases of Kidney and I. Ivor Complaint have beru cured y Kleetrie Bittern, utter erervthinjr ele had l-eii tried in rain. -So, don't think there is no cure (or yon, but try Kle.tri Hitlers. There is no inedb-int- oo safe, no pure, and so perfect a Klood I'urifler. Elec tric liitter will cure Disjx-psia, Diabetes and all Diseases of the the Kidney-. Invalua ulejin affections ot Stomach and Liver, and over come all Urinary Difficulties. Large Unities ouiy 50 ct. at all drtifcgiHts. SALE OF LAND. By virtue of a Deicee of the Superior Cwurt of Forsyth County, ren dered at the February Term, 18.SB, thereof, I will on Saturday, the 10th day ol July, luSl'., at one o'clock p. in., at the Court Hu; door in WinsUm, expose to public sale to the high est bidder, a tract of Land lying in the county id Eorsyth, adjoining the Lands of Wm. Me dearis, 'Win. Hester and others' and containing: Forty-three Acres, more or less, Terms of sale cash. It. B. KEIiXEK, Vommixtiomer. June 2, ljjS. tds. - STAR BRAND Special Tobaeeo Manure be-, ing only 24 hours by freight Iroin the facto ry we will continue, to receive supplies, of thi celebrated Fertilizer up to th I.itli of this, month. '! will grow Tobacco with small stalks, small fibres, large leaves with sp l ldy, yellows on the hill, cures easily, reluius it" color, weighs well, is always sought after juid coiamands the highest prices otr'thu ware house floor, Hinsbaw Btsum. -. June 3rd, lSUfi.-tf. MR. RKID'S STATKMEXT Relative to His Financial Transactions While Treasurer of Rockingham County.- Wentworth, N. C, May 28, 1886. To the People of Rockingham County : There having been circulated and published several statements reflecting on my conduct while County Treasur er, iu pledging certain county claims or a loan of money for the use and benefit ot Rockintrham county, I deem it my duty, in justice to myself and to my constituents, to make public a de tailed statement of the transaction in question. Iu June, 1884, the Board of Com missioners determined to enlarge and improve the county court house. A building committee was appointed and an architect consulted, when it was ascertained that the proposed work would cost between $6,000 and $8,000. Desiring to secure the benefit of the lowest cash prices for material, and at the same time avoid the necessity for a special tax, the Board requested me, as Treasurer, to provide the money to meet the cost of construction as it matured, and also to keep the ordinary county expenses paid, agreeing- to reimburse me for any interest or other proper costs incurred iu fol lowing out their direction to provide tlie money. I carried out their request and instructions, and promptly paid all bills incurred for the court house work and ordinary county expenses. At my regular annual settlement, made on the 21st day ff February, 1883, after the completion of the court house, there was a balance due me of $6,534.06 J. I informed the Board that it would be impossible to pay all this amount out of the taxes for the ensuing year, and at the same time meet the usual county expenses, and desired them to issue me an order for the amount that I might negotiate a loan therewith when the necessity arose. This they did, and very soon thereafter some claims and county bridge bonds being presented for pay ment, on March 1st, 1883, I borrowed from the Wachovia National Bank the sum of $4,000, pledging the said county order as collateral security, accompanied by a certificate of its regularity and validity. With this money I paid off and stopped the interest on county bridge bonds to the amount of $1,704.84, of which bonds $3,000 worth had been issued, aud used the balance of said loan of $4,000, together with some other money of my own, in taking up county claims to the amount of $2,439.81.' At my next annual settlement, made on February 4th, 1884, 1 informed the Board that J had pledged the claim of $6,534,064, to secure the loan of $4,000, assigned my interest therein to the extent of the loan, and taken up the $1,704.84 of the bridge bonds and $2,439.81 of county claims, both togther amounting to $144,65 more than I borrowed from the Bauk, and that I held these bonds and claims so taken up to pay oft the $4,000 and take up the order pled-d just as soon as the sheriff could collect and pay in the money. I also requested the Board to allow me credit for the claim of $6,534.06, and upon receiving from the sheriff the $1,704.84 paid on the said bonds, and 82,459.81 on the said county claims, that I would pay off the $4000, and take up and file the claim of $6,534.06$. They admitted the credit on this condition, knowing I had the county claims and bonds as stated. In fact the money was bor rowed purposely to take them up, and the bonds and county claims would have been put in the settlement also, but it was expected that the sheriff would take them up in a short time and they could go into the next set tlement. On striking the balance at this set tlement there was due me, in addition to the amount of the bands and claims as above stated, over and above my re ceipts, the sum of $5,273.33. I further informed the Board that the sheriff could not pay off more than the amount of the said bonds and claims taken up by me as above stated, out of taxes for that year, so as to enable me to pay off the $4,000.00 due the Bank and meet the usual current expense, and requested them to issue the balance of $5,273.33 in several orders, that I might use them as necessity arose. This they allowed by the terms of the following order recorded in their min ute book : " The reports of the com mittee appointed at the last meeting to audit and settle the accounts of Jas. W. Keid, County Treasurer, were received, approved, and it is ordered that the said Treasurer be allowed orders for the agyreyate sum fo be due him on his settlement lr the County and poor taxes, as per the re port of the committee." This or der was made by the Board iu regular session on February 4, 1884, the day ol" settlement. It has been represent ed that the old claim of $6,534,06 i was credited with payments made on it and the new claim amounting to $5,273.s3 was issued in lieu of it. This is not, correct. The $5,273.33 was the balance on general settlement as is shown by the consideratiou ex pressed on the lace of the orders as tollows : "Part payment of balance due on settlement with the Board of County Commisssoners " this day for amount advanced and paid by said Jas. W. Keid, in payment of claim due by the County of Rockingham." The Board understood that I had as signed the claim of $S,534,06J to se cure the loan of $4,000, and that it was valid against the County until that debt, was paid, but in case of my death or resignation the money du for the bonds and claims taken up with the money borrowed would go to pay the Bank and Jeave the county whole and harmless, and it was agreed that I should have the credit, on this condition, of the full amount of $6, 534.06J. So there was due me n aid settlement, over and above all r eeipts, the following amounts : Amount of bonds not in cluded in settlement, $1,70484 County claim paid and not included in settle ment, , 2.439.81 Total amount of balance due on settlement, for which orders were is sued, 5,273.33 Total am't then due me, $9,417.98 The financial exhibit posted at the court-house door at that time shows the order for $5,273.33 allowed me. Wkil. : j ..t ouawt; icjuireu oiu j perma nent indebtedness to be published in the exhibit of disbursements for that fiscal year published in Webders Dol lar Weekly fn May, 1884, after this settlement, the said bonds that I paid are mentioned in the following lan guage: "Balance of Dead Timbers Bridge Boud-s not included in settle ment, $1,704.84." I put this in the Exhibit to show that so much of the county's indebtedness had been taken up. . The General Assembly having ex tended the time for the collection of taxes in Rockingham and some other counties until May 1st, collections were slow, and needing more funds to meet county purposes, I negotiated a loan of $2,800 from Mr. H. W. Fries, and a further loan of $1,950 from the Wachovia National Bank, depositing the claims issued for the balance of $5,273.33 as collateral security, and furnishing duly authenticated certifi cates of their regularity and validity. The matter stood in this condition un til I came to make my next settle ment, which was my final one, when I put the said bonds, and enough of said claims to amount to ten or twelve hundred dollars, and, as soon as they were allowed me in settlement, took up $3,000 worth of the collateral de posited with Mr. Fries, and held the anie with the other unpaid claims to be applied to the $4,000 due the Wa chovia Bank. None of the claims al lowed for the $5,273.33 were put in the settlement, but held with the said unpaid claims to be applied to the debts due the Wachovia Bauk. A short time thereafter, when the Com missioners were making out the finan cial exhibit, I ascertained from the Treasurer and former shei iff that they would takt up, out of pending taxes, all the claims held by and for the benefit of the Bank except $1,114 94. This being the only amount for which there seemed to be no provision then to meet, I put it iu the county exhibit sis the real amount for which the couuty was liable, the balance to be paid by the officials as stated. The county officials had agreed to take up the rest of $5,273.33, and sub sequently settled the same, together with the $1,114.94, and I paid off the bank debts as it was understood aud agreed with the Commissioners I would do, notwithstanding two of the unpaid Count' claims, amounting to six or seven hundred dollars, remain unset tled to-day. These last two claims were put in the exhibit under the class of "outstanding or Jers under tne head of county script." This is a detailed statement of the transaction one from which the coun ty received the entire benefit. Not a dollar of profit was derived from it by me, but rather a loss of interest. Dur ing the time I paid in the way of in terest on the several loans about $1, 400. The Board had agreed, as I have slated, to reimburse the interest, but when I came to settle finally, the loans had stood so much longer than we at first anticipated, and the money having been advanced by me in the first instance as an individual to my self as trustee, it might be construed that I deeired to derive profit from the county's necessities, 'and to avoid even the appearance of handling a trust fund for my own profit, I de clined this large amount of interest paid by me for the county's benefit, and the Board so state in their last exhibit. Besides, the people of the county had taken nie by the hand w hen I started life among them with incum brances, given me a lucrative law practice, elevated me for a series of years to a position of high trust, and given ine a most flattering majority at the late election when fought by the same men who are stabbing me now, and I considered that if I lost the amount in actual dollars they had and w uhl repay me in other ways. When I heard of the reports, and that Mr. Bradfield and the editor of H'ebtter'e Weekly had prepared acem munication villifying and slandering me about this transaction, I tame home from Washington, went before the Board of Commissioners at their regular session, and called attention to the matter. Three of the members had served during the entire transac tion. The other two were more re cently electe.d, and were not personal ly cognizant of the facts. I stated over the facts, and that I had carried' out the arrangement and direction of the Board, and asked each one sepa rately if the matter whs not entirely satisfactory. Kach answered in the ( Continued on eighth jxttje. )