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Woodford Sun. 



STODDARD DKIGGS, 

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] BEN DEERINO, Editor aud Publisher. 



MIDWAY SU?T AND WOODFORD WEEKLY -CONSOLIDATED. 



Attorney at Law, 

AND tXAMlNEk. 

OmCK CORKEIt MAIN AND LEX- 
LSGWN STREETS, up uUim, 

YEItSAJLLES, KY. 



». L. THORNTON, 

Attornky at Law, 

HASTTUE OliD OFFICE of Turuer A 
ITjorntou, ou Main Hlrecl, 



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B. H. Cbaio. Sam. C. Fikld. 

Craij; & Field, 

Attorneys ; Counsellors at Law 
rumaAiLLEa, KT. 



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Bank of Woodford. 



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Th«. p. Forter. Ed. M. Wallace 

POIITEU Sc AVALLACE. 
Attorneys at L,ai!%', 

VERSAILLES, KY, 

OmCK ON I.EXINOTON STREET, 
oni » Blte the Court HoiiHe. 1 tf 



ATTORNEY AT LAW, 
Versailles, Ky. 

TLL, PRACTICE In the Oourtii of 
Woodford and adjoining countios, 
A In th« Court of Appeals. 36 ly 



Marshall & lM[cL,eod, 

ATTORNEYS AT LAW, 



WILL PRACTICE in all tbo Courts of 
Woodford   onnty, in the Circuit 
Ojorta of adjoining  -ountics, and in tho 
■Oourt of .\ppeal«. Offlco on lyexington 
virect, opposite pogt-offloe. 1-tf 



HEXllY LUNEBLRG 

MAKE8 to order and kpops on hand 
every description of (icntlomcn'a 

BOOTS and SHOES, 

from the flnest Patpnt-IxMithcr, Morooco 
French C«ilf to the Stojiii. Having an 
«xperlonoe of Mixtocn ycant :ia a work- 
iBaii, I am confident of giving entire sat- 
la&c lon to those who may p.itronizp me. 
3 woDid aiao state that I have yet to aeo the 
*«« that I cannot fit comfortably, not- 
vlUuitaoding oornu, bnniops or deformi- 
ty. Give me a coll, and see for yourselves. 

T«f ma Caah. Shop neit door to Hayes 
A tialUvKD, Main atrtvt. 

VxiiaAjuJS, 

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Boot and Shoe 



Ml-IlfJSTREET, 
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ING. 60 6uii 




K. TOCSO. I.. S. TOU.«*0. 

R.H.T0UN6&BR0., 

DEALERS IN 

Famil} 1 FancvGroccries 

Dry Goods, Boots & Shoes, 
Hat« Si Caps, Notions, &c., 

OULD rsBpectfuUy inform their 
fHeuds and the public gencr.illy that 
Vttfj keep ou hand a general assurtnient 
•f the alx)ve llnw of goods, which they 
will aoll on as reasonable terms aa anv*- 
body. 

"OOICK tAlES AWO SWALL PROFITS" 

w111^& our motto. Patronage resi oitfully 
Give us a trial. 
^H. YOUNG 4 BRO., 
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J, or .30 days to prompt 



VOLUME X. 



YER8ATLLES, WOODFORD COUNTY, KY., FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 1877 



Subscrlptmn Prico, $;2.00 PEit TEAR 

' NUMBER a I 



O. R. Burke ^ Bi«o« 

:!k(anu£MctarMS of aii Idni^ o  

Marble Grave Work, 

VBSSAILLES, K7. 



ifW. COTTON & GO. 

'holesale a^d retail 

iG R O C E It S , 

— AJTD SHAXKM W— 

lUorSjHard ware. Queens- 
ware, &c., 

■ a large stock to aclei-t from, and al- 
■wraya at the lowest prices. -18 



LM. WASaOW. 



WM. L. SrBLETT. 



iSSOi\ A SIWLETT 

[Wholesale and Retail 

IR O C E R S 

AND 

lufOJiiiissioNJiERCinm 

Id street, Veri^aiUes, Ky. 



llways on hand a firsl-claas stock 
r-occrics, Quocnsware, Hardware, 
|h thoy will sell at the very low- 
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QrESTIONS. 

DT F. J. T). 

Has this year ho near its clo«ing 
Hrought me ni':irer to niy Gnd? 

lio I love my Savior bettor; 
Trust more fully in his word? 

Have my footsteps often wandered. 
In forbidden paths of sin? 

Have I tried to honor Jesus? 
Am I any more like him ? 

H:is my inward life grown purer? 

Has my daily asking been, 
"Lord, rcnc-w thy spirit in me, 

Make and keep me pure within ? 

Have my hands been over rea ly 
To perform liis bles.se(l will? 

Have I faithfully endeavored 
Every duty to fulfill ? 

Have I u» 'd my single talent 
To draw sinners unto him? 

Can I ever claim the plaudit, 
"Well done, servant, enter in ?" 

O my life looks i oor and worthless 
In the old year's dying light ! 

Let Christ's garnient of atoiK-ment 
Cover every sin from sight. 

Hoon tnother ^H opi will open— 
Ijet the entries made em-h day. 

He of earnest, jiatienl effort. 
For a life more aa I pray. 



REALITY. 



BY C UAKI.1C8 READB. 



kvii prompt paying customs t 
^nii of the mouth. All bills 
L: ul the end ol' tiio mouth. 
^8 aud the Public generally 
^to cxumint' our goods and 
■rchaaing olsewliere. 1 If 



^uiid Spring. 1877 

S MIT HER, 

fTelmnt Tailor 

Oppositf the. Post OJJUx, 

"Versailles, l^y, 

"ttiSi-Cassimefesafld Vesting. 

An Biitircly Jfcw S/orfc, 

rlish & Worsted Coatings 

Xi\ of wlilch w-lU be sold at tho 

M E S T CASH l» K I C E 8 

^.11 -work made in fiio b'Tt and rapst 



MiAS Sophia Jackson, in the State 
of Illinois, was a iK'autifnl girl, and 
had a devoted lover, Ephniiin Shide, 
a iiH'rehant'H olerk. Their attaeh- 
nicnt was sullenly i)ermitte l by Miss 
Jackson's parents, but not encounifjed 
they th )U},'ht she nii ?ht look higher. 

Sophia «iid, ''Why, la! he was 
hanilsome and Koo l, and love l her, 
an l was not that enough?" 

They said, "No; to marry Beauty, 
a man ought to rieh." 

"Well," sjiid Sophy, "he is on the 
way to it; he is in a merchant's office." 

"It is a long road, for he is only a 
clerk." 

The above is a fair spe -imon of the 
dialogue, and conveys as faint an 
idea of it ;l« sjieciinens generally do. 

All this did not prevent F.phndm 
and Soi)hia from spending many 
happy hours together. 

But i)re!sently another figure «ime 
on the sceni  — Mr. JTmathan Clarke. 
He took a fancy to Miss Jackson, and 
told her ])arentsso, and that she was 
the wife for him, if she was disen- 
gjigfHl. They said, "Well, now, there 
was a young clerk after her, but the 
man was too poor to marry her." 

Now, Mr. Jonathan Clarke was a 
weaelthy siieculator; so, on that infor- 
mation he felt suiK'rior, and courted 
her briskly. She complained to 
Ephrianj. "The idea of their en- 
couraging that fat fool to think of 
me !" siiid she. She called him old, 
though he wtus but thirty; and turned 
his jx'rson and sentiments into ridi- 
cule, tliougJi in the opiuion of sensi- 
ble ixHJiile, lie was a comely man, full 
of good sense and sagacity. 

Mr. Clarke paid her comi)liments. 
Miss Jackson laugheil, and rei orted 
them to Slaile in such a way to make 
him laugh to j. 

Mr. Clarke asketl her to marry him. 
She siiid no; she was too young to 
think of that.* She told Ephriam she 
h:id flatly refuse l him. 

Mr. Clarke made her prt-sents. She 
refuscKl the timt, and blushe l, but wtis 
prevailed on to accept. She iwcepted 
the second aud the third without tirst 
refusing them. 

She did nut trouble E{)hniim Slade 
with any portion of this detail. She 
was afraid it might give him pain. 

Clarke wo x tl her so warmly that 
Kphruim got jealous and unhap])y. 
He remoiLstrate*!. Sophia cried, and 
aaid it wa^s all her parents' fault— forc- 
ing the man uiwn her. 

Clarke was there every day. Ei)h- 
raLni scolded. Sojjhia was cross. 
They parte l in anger. Sophia went 
home and snubbed Clarke. Clarke 
laiightxl andsiiid, "Take your time." 
He stuck there four hours. She cauic 
round, and was very civil. 

Matters progres.se l. Ejihraim al- 
ways unhapjiy. Clarke always jolly. 
Parents in the saniO mind. 

Clarke urged her to name the day. 

"Never!" 

Urged her again. 

"Ne-xt year." 

I'rged her again before her parentw. 
They ])ut in their wonl. "Sophy, 
dou' t trifle any longer. You are over- 
doing it." 

"There, there, do what you like 
with mo," said the girl; and ran out 
crying. 

Clarke and parents laughed, and 
stayiil behind, and settled the lay. 

When Sophy found they ha l settled 
the day she sent for Epiiraim, and 
t ;ld him with many »««rs. "Oh I" 
said she, "you little know what 1 
have BufFenxl this six montlis." 

"My iHjor girl !" said Ephraim. 
"I.iet us eloix , and end it." 

What I My parents would curse 
me!" 

"Oh, they would forgive ue in 
time!" 

"Never. You don't know them. 
No, my poor Ephraim, we are un- 
fortunate. We can never be happy 
togetJier. We must bow. I should 

j die if this went on much longer." 

"You are a fickle, faithless jade !" 
oriod Ephraim in agony. 

I "God forgivo ycu, dear!" said. 

: she, and wept silently. 

j Then he tried tu comfort her. Then 

I she put her arm round bis ne 3k, and 
assured him she yielded to constraint, 

: but her heart could never forget him; 

I she was more unhappy than he, and 
always should be. 

I They parted, with njany tears on 
! both sides, and she marrietl Clarke. 
■ At her e^irnest request Slade kept 
! aw ay from the ceremony; by that 
I means slit' was not compelk^l to wear 
I the air of a victim, but could fling on 
I the cloak of ilhisory happiness and 

I gaiety over her aching heart; aiul she ; truth. When you jilted mc- 



ck rk. The girls set their cap«! at him. 
But he did not marry. Mrs. Clarke 
observed this, and secretly approved. 
Say she had marrieti, that was no 
retusou why he should. Justice dtJi 
fanme* ! 

Now you will oljserve that by all 
the laws of fiction Mrs. Clarke ought 
to havelearnwl to her cost that money 
d K s not bring happinct^s, and ought 
to have be 'n misenible, esp vially 
whenever she encountered the pale 
face of liini whofte love she valued too 
late. 

Well, she broke all thet e laws, and 
went for life as it is. She was happier 
than most wives. Her huslmnd was 
kind, but not doting; a gentle master, 
but no slave; and she like i it. She 
had two beautiful childnn, and they 
heliKil fill her life. Her husband's 
gold smoothed her iKtth, and his 
manly affection strewtxl it witli flow- 
( rs. She was not ptissionately de- 
V()t  d to him, but still by the very 
laws of natun', the wife was fonder of 
Jonathan than the inaid had ever 
been of ICphmi .; not but what the 
latter remaining unmarried tickled 
her vanity, and so comjilete l her con- 
tent. 

She passed si.\ years in clover, and 
the clover in full bloom all the time. 
Nevertheless, gilt happiness is apt to 
rub sooner or later; Clarke had 
loM.ses oni' upon another and at htst 
told her he was done f jr; he must go 
back to California and make another 
fortune. "Lucky the old folks made 
me settle a goml lump on you," said 
he. "You are all right, and the 
children." 

Away went stout-lietirted Clarke, 
and left his wife behind. He knew 
the country, and went at all in the 
ring, and Ijegan to remake money 
ftist. 

His letters were not very freciuent, 
nor models of conjugal love, but they 
had go(Kl quiilities; one was their 
contents— a draft on New Y'ork; 

Sotiie mischievous j ers()n reinirte^l 
that lie was often stH'ii about with the 
same lady; but Mrs. Clarke did not 
believe that, the remittances iK'ing 
regular. 

But jtresently both letters and re- 
mittances cciused. Then she believed 
the worst, and sent a bitter remon- 
strance. 
She received no reply. 
Then she wrote a bittten'r one, and, 
for the tti-st time i»ince their union, 
cast E])hraim Slade in his tei'th. 
"There he is," said she, unmarried 
to thisdtiy, for my sjike." 
No rei ly even to this. 
She went to her parents, and told 
them how she was ustnl. 

They said they had forescH'n it— 
that being a lie some i i'ople think it 
ne 'essary to deliver tliemselves of 
before going seriously into any (jues- 
tion— and then, after a few pros and 
cons, they bade her, observe that her 
old lover, Kpliraiin Slade, was a rich 
man, a man unmarried evidently for 
her.siike, ;ind ifsl.e was wise, she 
would l(x»k that way, and get rid of a 
mock husband, who was either dead 
or false, and, in any case, had de- 
serteil her. 

"Hut what am I to do f" said Mrs. 
Clarke, iilTwting not to know what 
they were driving at. 

"Why, sue for ii divorce." 
"Divorce Jonathan! Think of it! 
He is the father of my children, and 
he was a good husband to me all the 
time he was with me. It is all that 
California." And she l^gan to cry. 

In short they pressed her hard to 
sue for a tlivorce, and let Slade know 
she was going to do it. 

But the woman w as still handsome 
and under thirty, and tiot without a 
certiiin pride and delicacy that grace 
her se.t even when they lack the 
more soliil virtues. "No," Siiid she, 
"I will never go begging to any man. 
I'll not let Ephraim Slade think I 
divorcetl my husband just to get him. 
I'll part \\ ith Joiuithan, since he lias 
parted with me, and after that I will 
take my chance. Ephriam Slade"? 
he is not the only man in the world 
with eyes in his liPiid." 

So she sued for a divorce, and got 
it quite easy. Divorce is beautifully 
easy in the West. 

When she was frw, she had no 
longer any scruple about Eiihraim. 
He live l at a town seven miles from 
her. Slie had a friend in that town. 
She piiid her a visit. Slie let the 
other lady into her plans, and secured 

her c )-oix»ratioii. Mrs. X sot it 

abroad that .Airs. Clarke was a widow, 
and, from one to another, Ephraim 
Slade was given to understand that a 
visit from him would be agreeable. 

"Will it?" said Ephraim. "Then 
I'll go." 

He called on her, and was rit eived 
with It isweet, iH'iisivc tendenii'ss. 
"Sit down, Ephraim— Mr. Slade," 
said she, softly and tremulously, and 
left the room. She had s 'Arcely 
cleared it, when he heard her tell the 
femafe servant to admit no other vis- 
itors. It did not se Mii the siune 
voice. She came back to him melo- 
dious. "The sight of you after so 
many years ujjset me," said she. 
Then after a pause aud a sigh, "Y'ou 
look well." 

Oh, yes ! I am all right. We are 
neither of us quite so young as wo 
were, you know." 

"No, indeed," (with another sigh.) 
"Well, dear friend, I suppose you 
have heai-d. 1 am punished, you see, 
for my want of co irage and fidelity. 
I have ."ilways bet-n ihiiusIkhI. But 
you could not know that. I'erhai s, 
after all you have been flu? ha) i ier 
of the two. I am sure 1 hoiKi you 
have." 

"Well, I'll tell you, .Mrs. Clarke," 
said he, in ofien manly toncis. 

She stopjMMl him. "Please don't 
j call me Mrs. Clarke, when I have 
I partetl with the name for ever. {Sotto 
' vwv.) Call me Sophia." 

Well, then, S jphia, I'll tell you the 



dill it, too. She was sis gay a bride as 
had been seen for tjome years in those 
partfi. 

Ephraim Slade was very unhappy. 
However, after a bit, becomprebend- 
ccl the character of Sojihia Clarke, mc 
t Jackson, and even imitated her. She 
h id gone in for money, and so did he: 
;Ouly. on tho r'juare--a detalJ the lia l 
' omitted. Y'cans went on; he Ixxniiie 



"Oh !" 

"And married CI who shall I 

say '! Well, then, married unol/i ;r, 
Ixvause he had got more money than 
I had " 

"No, no. Ephraim, it was all my 
porents. But I will try and bear 
j'our reproacheis. Go on." 

'•Well, then, of c  un-e I wae awful- 
ly cut un. I was wild. I £rota aix- 



"I wish you had," said she. She 
didn't wish anything of the kind. 

"I am very glad I didn't, then. I 
dropped the six-shooter, and t x)k to 
the moping and crying line. 

"Poor E])hraim !" 

"Oh, yes! I went through all the 
changes, and ended as other men do." 

"And how is that?" 

"Why, by getting over it." 

"What ! you have got over It ?" 

"Ijord, yes! long ago." 

"Oh, in — deed! "said sJie bitterly. 

Then with sly incre lulity, " How 
is it you have never marrie i?" 

" Well, I'll tell you. When I found 
that money was everything with you 
ffirls, I calculated to go in for money 
too. So I siK^culatetl, like— the other, 
and made money. But when I hatl 
once begun to taste money-making, 
somehow I left off troubling about wo- 
men. And, besides, I know a great j 
many people, and I look coolly on, j 
and what I see in every house has set 
me against marriage. Most of my 
married friends envy me, and say so. j 

I don't envy'any one of them, and j 
don't pretend to. Marriage! it is a 
bad institution. You have got clear | 
of it, I hear. All the better for you. 
T mean to take a shorter road: I 
won't ever get into it." 

This churl then, who had drowned 
hot jiassion in the waves of time, and, 
instead of nursing a pstasion for her 
all his days, iiad been hugging celi- 
bacy as man's (thoicest treasure, aske l 
her C(H lly if there was iinything he 
could do for her. Could he be of ser- 
vice in finding out investments, etc., 
or could he phu-e either of the Ixiys in 
the road to wealth? Instead of hat- 
ing these poor children like a man, 
he seeme l all the more inclined to 
serve them that their tibsent parent 
had secure l him the swwtsof celibacy. 

She was bursting with ire, but had 
the self-restraint to thank him, though 
very coldly, and to postpone all dis- 
cussion of that kind to a future time. 
Then he shook hands with her and 
left her. 

She was woHnde l to the core. It 
would have iH'en very hard to wound 
her heart as deeply as this interview 
woundeil her pride. 

She sat down and sheil tears of 
mortification. 

She was arouswl from that condi- 
tion by a letter in a well-known- 
hand. She oiK'ned it, all in a flutter: 

M\" Dkak Sornv: — You are a nice 
wife, you are! Here I liave lieen 
slaving I'liy life out for you, and ship- 
wrcH'ked, and nearly dead with a 
fever, and coming home rich again, 
and I aske l you just to come from 
Chii-.igo to New York to meet me, 
that have come all the way from 
Chira and S:in P .incis 'o, and it is 
t(M) much trouble. Did you ever hear 
of Lunliam's dog that was so lazy he 
leaiuHl 'igainst the wall to bark ? It 
is very disheartening to a poor fellow 
that has played a ma's part for you 
and the children. Now b(  a gO(Kl 
ginl, and niwt me nt (Ihioago t v 
morrow evening at G c. m. For if 
you don't, by thunder! I'll take the 
children and absquatulate them to 
Paris, or somewhere. I find the 
drafts on New York I sent from 
China have never been pn-sented. 
Hei'kon by that you never got them. 
Has that raistnl your damler? Well, 
it is not my fault, so jait on your 
bonnet, iind come and nu' 't 

Your affectionate husliand, 
Jonathan Clakkk. 

I sent my first letter to ycair father's 
house. I seiul this to vour friend, Mrs. 
X . 

Mrs. Clarke n-ad this in such a 
tumult of emotions that her mind 
could not settle a moment on one 
thing. But when she had read it, 
the bl(Kxl in her betiting veins began 
to run c ild. 

^\'hat on earth should she do? fall 
to the ground iK'twi'cn two stools? 
No; thsit was a man's trick, and she 
was a woman, every inch. 

She had not any time to lose, so 
she came to a rapi l conclusion . Her 
acts will explain better than com- 
ments. She dresse l, packed up one 
box, drove to the branch station, and 
got to Chicago. She l)ought an ex- 
quisite bonnet, took private apart- 
ments at a hotel, and enqiloyed an 
intelligtint person to wait for her hiis- 
l and at the station, and call out his 
name, and give Ithn a caaL, on which 
wtis written — * 

".MRS. JONATHAN t'LAUKK," 

At the X lintel. 

This done, she gave her mind en- 
tirely to the decoration of her jx^rson. 

The ancients, when they liad done 
anything wrong, and wante i to be 
forgiven, used to approach their 
judges with tlishevelle l hair and 
shabliy clothes— , io?y/i' :/iV reftibm. 

This poor, shallow woman, unen- 
lightened by the wisdom of the 
ancients, thought the nicer a woman 
looke l, the likelier a man would be 
to forgive ' Iter, no matter what. So 
she put on her best silk dress, and 
her new French hat bought on pur- 
I ose, and miule her hair very neat, 
and gave her face a wash and a rub 
that added color. She did not rouge, 
because she cidculate l she should 
have to cry before the end of the 
play, and crying hard over rouge 
niakt^ channels. 

When she was as nice as could be, 
she sat down to wait for her divorced', 
she might be compared to a fair 
sjiider \\ hicli has spread her w((b to 
i'atch a wasp, but is sorely afniid 
that, when he does come, he will 
d-sh it all to ribbons. 

The time came and pa9.sotl. An 
expected charat-tar is always as slow 
to come as a watched pot to boil. 

At last there w as a murmur on the 
stairs; then a loud, hearty voice; then 
a blow at the door — you could not 
call it a tap- and in burst Jonathan 
Clarke' brown a" a berry, beard a foot 
long, genial and loud, ojMin heart, 
Californian manners. 

At sight of her he gtive a hearty 
"All!" and came at her with a rush 
to clasp her to liis manly Ihjsoiu, and 
kn(X'ke l over a little cane chair gilt. 

The lady, (juaking internally, and 
trembling from lietid to foot, rectMve l 



right to order me: but I am come, 
you see, to tell you my mind. What! 
do you really think a wife is to be 
deserttnl and abandoned, mo* likely 
for some other woman, and then be 
whi.-'tleil back into her place like a 
dog! No man shall use me bo!" 

"Why, what is the row? Has a 
mad dog bitten you, ye cantankerous 
critter?" 

"Not a letter for ton months- that 
is the matter!" cried Mrs- Clarke, 
loud and aggressive. 

"That is not my fault. I wrote 
three from China, and sent you two 
dmfis on New York." 

"It is easy to say so: I don't be- 
lieve it." (Louder and aggres.siver.) 

(^Larke {brawling in hut turn.) "I 
don't cjiro whether you believe it or 
not. Nobtxly but you calls Johnny 
Clarke a liar." 

Mrs. Clarke {competijig in violence.) 
"I iKjIieve one thing, that you were 
seen all about S:tn Francisco with a 
lady. 'Twas to her you directed my 
letters and drafts: tlmt is hoy { lost 
them. It is always the husband that 
is in fait, and not the iK)st." ( Very 
amicably all of a sudden :) "How 
long were you in California after you 
came back from Chitia?" 
"Two months." 

"How often did you write in that 
time?" (Sharply.)' 

"Well, you see. I was alwaj-s ex- 
pecting to start home." 

"You never wrote once." (Very 
loud.) 

"That was the reason." 
"That and the lady." (Screstming 
aloud.) 

"Stuff! Give me a kiss, and no 
more none**ense." 

(Solemnly :( "That I shall never 
do agiiin. Husbands must be taught 
not to trifle with their wives' afTw.'- 
tions in this cruel way." (Tenderly:) 
"Oh, Jonathan, how could you aban- 
don me? What could you exi ect? 
I am not old, I am not ugly." 

"Confound it all, if you have ijeen 
playing any games !" — and he felt at 
the back of his ne 'k for a bowie-knife 
Californian instincts! 

"Sir!" said the lady in an awful 
tone, that subjugated the monster di- 
rectly. 

"Well, then," said he sullenly, 
"don't talk nonsense. Pleiise remem- 
ber we are man and wife." 

Mrs. Clarke (re;-// j^/'ai'c/^.) "Jona- 
than, we are not !" 
"What do you mean?" 
"If you are going into a i a.ssion, I 
won't tell you anything ; I hate to 
be frightened. What language tho 
man has picked up —in California!" 

"Well, that's neither here nor there. 
You go on." 

"Well, Jonathan, you know I have 
always l)een under the influence of 
my ])arents. It was at their wish I 
marriwl you.,' 

"That is not what you told me at 
the time." ~ \ 

"Oh, yes, I did ! only you have 
forgotten. Well, when no word came 
from you for so many months, my 
jKirents were indignant, and they 
worketl upon me so and pestered me 
so— that — Jonathan, we are di- 
vorced." 

The actrer s thought this was a good 
jMiint to cry at, and cried accordingly. 

Jonathan starwl at the announce- 
ment, swore a he»irtful, and then 
walked the room in rage and bitter- 
ness. "So, then," Siiid he, "you leave 
th(  woman you love, and the chil- 
dren whose smiles are your heaven; 
you lead the life of a dog for them, 
and when you come back, the wife of 
your i)osoni hasdivorctsl you, just Ih'- 
cause a letter or two miscsirrieil 
That outweighs all you have .done 
and suffered for her. Oh! you are 
crying, are you? What! you have 
given up facing it out, and laying the 
blame on me, have you?" 

"Yes, dear; 1 find you were Hot to 
blame; it was— my parents." 

"Your i»iirents! Why, you are not 
a child, are you? You are the parent 
of my children, you little idiot; have 
you forgotten that'/" 

"No. Oh! oh! oh! I have acted 
hastily, and very, very wrong." 

"Come, tliat is a gowl deal for a 
pretty woman to own. Theri, dry 
your eyes and let us onler dinner." 
"What, dine w ith .yo»'."' 
"Why, it is not the first time by a 
thousand." 

"Ijji, Jonathan, I .t^o»*A/ like; but I 
wtMn' ." 
"Why not?" 

"I shoidd be compromistHl." | 
"What, with me?" 1 
"Y'es; with any gentleman. Do 
try and realize the situation, dear. J 
am a single u oman.'^ ^ 

Good Mrr 3i»rk—tr^m Calif ^ia- 
delivered a string of curses so rapidly 
that they all nin into w hat Sir Walter 
calls a "dishmaclaver," even as when 
the ringers chish and jangle the cliurch 
bells. 

Mrs. Clarke pive him time; but as 
soon as he was in a state to listi'ii 
quietly, compelled him to realize her 
situation. "You see," said she, "I 
am oblige to be very particular now. 
Delicacy demands it. You remember 
poor Ejihraini Slade?" 

"Y'our old sweetheart, ("onfound 
him! has he lieen after you again?" 

"Why, Jonathan, ask yourself. He 
hjis remained unmarrie I ever since; 
and when lie heard that I w as fre ', of 
course he entertained hopes; but 1 
kept him at a distance; and so (ten- 
derly and regretfully) 1 must you. / 
am a single woman.'^ 

' ' I jook me i n the face, Sophy. You 
won't dine w ith me?" 
"I'd give the world, but I tnmn't, 
"Not if I tw ist your neck rounds- 
darling— if you don't?" 

"No, dear. You shall kill me, if 
you please. But I am a respectible 
woman, and I will not brave the 
world. But I know I have acted 
rashly, foolishly, ungratefully, and 
deserve tolx'kille l. Kn.i. me, dicar 
—you'll forgive me then." With 
him like the awful Siddons, with one i that, she knelt down athisfivt, cross- 
hand nobly exteudetl, forbidding his I ed her hands over his knees, and 
profane advance. "A word liitit, if j lookcfl up s-sveetly in his face with 



you please, sir." 

Then Clarke 6t xxl traasfixed, with 
one foot advance l, and his arm? in 
the air, like Ixion, wh^Ti Juno 
turius;! cloud. 

"You have ordToil m«! to 



brimming eyce, waiting, yoii, oven 
requesting, to be kiJle l. 

He looke i at her with glistening 
oyo!-. "You cunning lin- sy!" Sitid 
he; you know I would not hurtahair 
Wiiilt li' bo /ii-/,!!!? 



lived three ye:*rs without a wife, and 
that id enough. 1 won't live any 
longer so— no, not a day. It shall be 
you or somebody else. -\h! what is 
that?— a bell. I'll ring, and onii!r 
one. I've got lots of money. They 
am always to be had for that, you 
know." 

"Oh, Jonathan! don't talk so. It is 
scandalous. How can you get a wife 
all in a minute— by ringing?" 

"If I can't, then the town crier can. 
I'll hire him." 

"For shame." 

"How is it to be, then? You are 
so smart dividing couples, you don't 
swm to be very clover in bringing 
'em together again." 

"It was my parents, Jonathan, not 
me. Well, de»ir, 1 always think 
w hen i eople are in a difficulty, the 
best thing is to go to some very good 
l)erR m for advice. Now, the l^est 
jM'ople are the clergymen. There is 
one in this street. No. IS. Perhaps 
he could advise us." 

Jonathan listened jfravely for a lit- 
tle w hile, before he saw what she was 
at; but, the moment he caught the 
ideas I silly con veywl, he slajiped his 
thigh and shouted out, "You ureasen- 
siblegirl. Comeon." And he almost 
flraggetl her to the clergyman. Not 
but what he found time to order a 
good dinner in the liall as they went. 

The clergyman wm out, but soon 
found; he married them, and they 
dine l together man and wife. 

They never mentioned grievances 
that night; and Jonathan stiid, after- 
wards, his second bridal was worth a 
dozen of his first; for the first time 
she was a child, and had to be courted 
up hill, but the second time she was 
a woman, and knew wluit to say to a 
fellow. 

Next day Mr. and "Slrt. Clarke went 

over to . Th( y drove aliout in an 

oix n carriagf? for some hours, and did 
a lufip of shopping. They jxtssed 



D0ESL\SrRV5CE LVSURIt 

Is There a RcMonable Pvob«biUty (bat 
Life Insunince Conip.mies will be 
Able to Meet their £n(,'ageineDt  { 



I Uaited Stfttffi, .ind ii.tve received 
I more than that proportion of tho pre- 
! mlums. Xhey arc in ovory (wnsc the 
i rcprojiCjitativeB of Iwaitiitiate life in- 



p_ s. i*Tiza», 

BEEl'.YlfAS. W. ?f. 



WILLIS, i[Wm & CO,, 



[Frain tho Cincinnati Comni'-'rcifkl.j 

As this is a question of panuuouiu 
importance to a majority of our read- 
ei-s, we proposi- to investigate it. The 
recetit disa-itrou.s failure of two prom- 
inent life insurance companies in the 
{ East and two in the West ha? served 
i to unsettle public confidence in the 
system, and in conscjquence many 
liolders of jxilicies in old and reliable 
comj)iinies refuse to keep them up by 
the payment of renewal premiums. 
The feeling which prompts a hus- 
band and fatliiT to provide for his 
family in case of his death is the pu- 
ivstand most unselfish impulse of his 
heart, and to such a man the value of 
a life insurance policy Is iiimiea^ura- 
ble. 



by E] hraim Slade's place of business 
much oftener than was any iichhI, and 
slower. It was Mrs. (Clarke wlio 
drove. Jonathan sat and took it easy. 

She drives to this day. 

And Jonathan tiik(s it easy. 

A nOODFOltU MAX ABROAD. 



nmc i of your htnn ? 



[From the San Francisco, California 
Mail, Mrs. Mary (treathouse clipped 
the extract 1k Iow, and sent it thither 
for publication in Thk Sl n. 

The subject of the sketch was born 
on the Ward farm, at the old Burnt 
House, just outside the limits of Ver- 
sailles, on the Midway pike. He is 
the grand son of the lat«' Jacob Stone, 
and a nephew of Clay Stone. We are 
alw ays glad to note the advancement 
of Woodford boys, and we may say 
with great rospwt for the boys at 
home, that Woodford boys abroad 
havi' as a rule done honor to their na- 
tive county.] V.i). Sl n. 

"Among the solid men ofCaUf )r- 
nia street is John W. Coleman, Presi- 
dniit of the San Francisco Stock atid 
Kxchiinge Board. Mr. (,'olemaii is a 
native of Wocxlford county, Ken- 
tucky, where he was born in 183;"). In 
IS.Vl, he being then a lad of nin(^twn, 
Mr. Coleman came to California, and 
in 18.57, after engageing in various 
employments, Ixrame Suix-rintend- 
ent of the Alta Telegmpli ComiKiny. 
This position he held u]) to IStio. He 
constructed, under contract, the I'ni- 
f(Ml States Pacific Telegraph Line, 
from San Francisco to Salt Liike. 
This line was absorbe l by the Wes- 
tern Union. Mr. Coleman's connec- 
tion with telegraph matters then 
ceased, and he enteretl into mining 
st(x-k sjKfulations with mor(  than or- 
dinary success. In Jie was elect- 
e l a member of the Board, which in 
January, ISTO, conferretl the honor 
uiM n him of making him its Presi- 
dent. In January, of the present 
year, he was re-elected, a mark of 
riwix'Ct and appnjciat ion from his fel- 
low members to which lie is by no 
metms insensible. Mr. (Joleman has 
made one of the best Presidents that 
the Board has over had. He is en- 
thusiastic in working for its interests; 
is proud of its present jMisition, and 
an ardent believer in the grwitness of 
its future. The new building of the 
Board is his esix'cial pet, and he jiays 
as much attention to its progress as if 
it were to be his jirivsite residence. 
Mr. Coleman is an authority of the 
Constitution and By-Laws of the 
Boitrd, which he understands better 
than any other of the members, with, 
IK'rhaps, the exception of Lissick or 
Bonynge, and he insists upon having 
them ol eyed. "There's no foolish- 
ncfw about Coleman," is a remark 
frequently heard upon the street, 
when brokers are conversing upon 
Bojinl affairs. He is a quiet, unassu- 
ming, metlKKlical, and straightfor- 
ward man of business. He is also so 
gofxl-l(K)king as to excite the envy of 
a great many of the brokers, who, a-^ 
a rule, would not do for engravings 
in the "Boi k of Beauty." Mr. Cole- 
man is a little above the medium 
height, of good figure, h.as regular 
features, a rather luxuriant cliestnut 
moustache an l chin whisker, frank 
gray eyes, an assureil, gentlemanly 
manner, marked by a certain dignity 
and reserve, which, while it d(M*s not 
reach coldness, yet rejx'ls undue 
familiarity. He frowns upon the 
pranks of the more mercurial brokers 
during Board hours. The kn(K!kiiig 
off of hats and idl similar f(M)lishness 
he dislikes ami tri(;s to suppress, but 
the boys are a little too many for 
him at tinn i. For a long time he 
was the i)artner of the erratic atul 
dogmatic Jim Keeiu 
Wall stns't in his white I'lster and 
Wi'sterii I'liion operations. Mr. Cole- 
man does no c.omiuis.sion busintHs, 
but from time to time makes himself 
felt in the market on his own Inxik. 
He is a luarritHi man and has an in- 
teresting family. He is the owner of 
a handsome rc"sidence on the c »rner 
of liru"!! and Eighth streets. Oak- ! 
land. ]Mr. Coleman is a wwilthy 
man, and for one who is in the early 
prime of life h:vs attsuned a remark- 
able prominent jxisition in the busi- 
ne»« community of S;in Fnincisco. 



B©" People will find out by trading' 
with you whether j-ou have religion. 



The wftisting or misappropriation 
of this !«acred fund by those to whom 
It is cntrustcl, is a crime of the doei  
est dye, and will in time be so regard- 
ed by the law making ixjwor. A 
short time ago a citizen of Louisville 
was sentenced to the penitentiary for 
the term of twenty yciirs, for the 
crime of forgery, but the injury in- 
flicted upon others by his violation of 
the law was trivial, compared with 
tliat caused by the breach of trust 
committed by the officers of the insu- 
rance comiMinies above referred to. 
Thousands of widows and orphans 
will Ix' deprived of their sole means 
of subsistance by the heartless nvscali- 
ty of men who have been trusted in 
good faith by their cheated and out- 
rajtetl duiKw. 

We have no sympathy for the p«r- 
jx'trator of the infamous swindles 
foist Hl upon the public in the guise of 
life insurance, anil if we were not 
thoroughly convinctnl tlnit they were 
but a fungus growth the Cutmnercial 
would follow the example of some of 
its co-temporaries and condemn in 
toto a system which in many cases 
has been pr Kluctive of nothing but 
disappointment. 

But fortunately dishonesty, inca- 
pacity, and recklossnes,s are not con- 
tagious. The banking house of Jay 
C x keACo. may fail through over- 
confidence in Northern Paciflc rail- 
road bonds, or tho cashier of the 
Franklin Bank may run away with 
its deposits, but there will always re- 
main some solid old banking institu- 
tions, like the Northern Bimk, or 
liank of Kentucky, which resist alike 
the allurements of fancy stocks and 
tho C(jntrol of reckUs-s ofllcers, and 
withstand a panic as serenely as Gib- 
raltar resists a storm. ]SIen do not 
lose confidence in all banks because 
of the failure of a few, nor do they 
ct ase to insure their houses because 
oflhefact which was demonstratetl 
at Chicago that in case of a couflagra- 
gnition many companies were found 
unable to pay fifty per cent, of their 
losses. Disasters such as tlitse cause 
men of sense to examine more closely 
the financial condition of the institu- 
tions to which they Intrust their 
money. 

The distrust of the system of life in- 
surance, causetl in part by the recent 
failure of several comi anie,s, but 
more largely by the unfoundixl char- 
ges brought against it by the press, 
will in time give way to a tuore in- 
telligent scrutiny of the condition and 
standing of the companies w hich are 
ollenHi for tho patronage of the pub- 
lic. 

That there area largo number of 
life insiirjince com[)ariies which are 
to-day as worthy of confidence as at 
any piTiixl siiu-e tlu'ir organiziition, is 
fully proven by the follow lug table, 
compileil from a tabular statement 
prepared by the editor of the Insu- 
rance Journal of Hartford, ComuH-ti- 
cut. As there are thirty companies 
enumerattxl, many of which have no 
agents in Kentucky, we have selected 
the eiglit largest companies as being 
sulHcient for the imrposes of this ar- 
ticle—viz : 
The .Mutual Life, of Now York ; 
Tlie Connecticut Mutual, of Hart- 
ford, Conn., 

The .Mutual Benefit, of Newark, N. 
J., 

The New York Life, of New York; 
The E(iuitable, of Now Y'ork ; 
The .Etna, of Hartford, Conn., 
The North wi •stern, of Milwaukee, 
Wis., 

The Pha-nix, of Hartford ; 
all of which were organized before 
the war, and have steadily increase l 
in business, and which paid to the 
citizens of Kentucky in death lasses 
alone during the year just past i-'ifHl.- 
(HM), without contest in a single in- 
stiinw, thereby eartiing tho right to 
our esteem and confidence. 

The tible above referrtnl toexplains 
what is done with the enormous sums 
of money aiinuulJy paid for life insu- 
rance. The Journal rem:irks, "This 
is a quwtion often asked and one 
which has never found an answer at 
all sjitisfactory to those who pay them 
owing to the dltUculty of g.ithering 
from the various official sources cor- 
rect and continuous statement.-i. The 
writer has spared no pains to make 
the table complete, comparing in 
every ca-^e the ofiicuil reports with the 
books of the company." As the ob- 
jec't of this article is to avoid discrim- 
ination in favor of any particular 
company we shall give total amounta 
instead of the separate amounts placed 
opposite the luinics of the companiw 
alK)ve meiitioiKsl. 

now dazzling I The total amount received t'y 
' the ci^lit comp lilies for pn^- 
miuiiis Irom the ilates of 
their (irgani/. ition to 1st Jan- 
uary, 1S7'), was J17ti,i;2.),CIi". 

The total amount paid to jioli- 
cy-holders li r ileath cluiiiiK, 
matured cn lo vments, lapsed 
ami surn n lored po.ieii s, ^v- 
iili ir'.s and rcturue l pn'm:- 

ums ol all kinds UiM.lC.io. V.O 

Total auiimnt invcHtod for pol- 

icy-hoia rs 'Ji:!,21'J,7tl 

i It will be s«H n that more than oni' 
half of the amount re vive l for pre- 
i niiums has" been from time to time 
! returne l to ixtlicy-holders in divi- 
I (lends, deiitli losses, aiid m;itur("fl en- 
dowments, and the balance has efirnivl 
I for the JK)I icy-holders, /  '.«;./•'■» pivjin'j 
all I'jjtcmtcx andtaxr.'), i V ,.'tS~ ,('u.^. 

The eight wnipaiiiot* v.'litjw^ rwinl 
:)pjx';ii-s 111 V.xbt state^uent hold ahnu' 



I ULMIIIIIinU VX V'V'l 

Grocersand CoiBoiissisR 



At oar storo on Main ■(!«• , 

Ix) found It full lino of 



^ urance in Amoricji. 

It is a njt'ord of whicli the officor* 
( of these .staunch instltutiotitfinny w ell 
b;' proud, and whi  h their half mil- 
lion policy-holdei-s may regard as 
proof positive of the sounducBS of the 
companies to which they have iu- 
tiasted their money. 

If the publication of thene grand re- 
sults In the Commercial shall cau.st  

one present policy-holder who is w a- , „ . - 

vering and in doudt about the future °" WAREHOUSE oa L.n^- 

, .1 , , , 1- 1 street wo make a aptniaUy of 

to contmue the gixxl work of making • 

provision for his family by means of i Buj lug and Selling: Gr»la 
judicious life insurance, our obje -t in i on CommiSHioii. 



(aiOCICKIKS. PUOVISlOftJi, TKAS, 
COFFEES, CUUCkKIlY, TO* 
BACCO, ai.d CIGAKS, CAK  
.NEu FULITS iF l LEaY, 
, Ac, Ilc. 



writing this article, unsolicited by any 
insurance officer or ajfout, will be 
fully accomplished. 



I Wu also k«ep constantly ou hau l 

i HAIH, LIME, CEMENT, PLJ.'iTiia, 
SJiSD, SALT, ■SinififLJBi^ 
and LATHO. 



C O A IL. 



by the buslicl or wagon load. 
• )iidt storxBe or an kinds. 

IV WILLI.S, BEURYMAX 4 O^. 



WIT AND HLHOIL 

The Iong(«t ixTimls in a boy'a life 
arc those between mculs. 

When your boy criori for a stick of 
candy. Just take a stick to him. { 

Th ■ market rejxjrts spoitk of the 
tendency of j rovisions as "duwu- 
ward." What more natural ? 

An Irish lover romarka, "It's a 
very great pleasure to be alone, w- 
pocially when yer sweetheart is wid i 
ye !" i 

We. can generally tell what a maii'fl i 
going to do next when he puts the \ 
lighted end of a cigar into his mouth ' 
by mistake. ; 

It is estimated that the number of j 
ladi 's w ho ctm not pass a mirror ! 
without glancing into it averugei 
about twelve to every dozen. 

A grocer had a pound of sugar re- 
turned with a note saying: "Too 
much siind for table use, and not 
enough bor building purjiosw:" 

A lady who rlrow a gentleman's i 

dre^:sing-gowu at anx-ent church fjiir, ; niHE ONLY certain, safe and «p«e ty 
now wishes to draw a g i xl-looking i -1- remedy for the 
young man to jiut in It. 



coBiELisol & mmms 

■CCCES80KS TO 

PARRISnSt POI.yDJEXTJSJB, 

IMPOKTKtta AND DKALlSai tX 

CUI\.\,GL\SSAM)OiEE\S\VAB!!, 

Solid Silver and Plated "War*, 
House Furnishing Goods,&e 

Corner Main and -Mill at*., LEXp.'QTOK. 
All the above Goods Cheap for C«8li, * 

No Cure, Ts"o l^uy. 
DS, PENNEY' S 

.\GUE I'lLLS! 



cure of Fever 
Ague. They invariably succeed iu cur.uf 
that tioulilesome duteaae, «v»a n ifcr sui 
other rjmedies fail. 

Any person taking two ef th« boi9« 
the Directions, and is not cured of th» 
Fever and Ague, his money shall i o ts- 
lunded. For further particulars 8f e lU» 
envelope of each box. Price, $1 p ir Iojl 
Sold by druggists and wuntry 8tor»«. 
.Vgcnts wauled, and liln'ral (xjiiimiaaiosi 
to same. ,\pplicutions for ageucias, 
where persons arc unknown to us, miiat 
come with satisfactory ri'lerouce. Addr««i 
communications to D. Peebles. Druggist, 
of Versailles, Ky., F. L uie, .Midw iy, Ky., 
"Here lies Jane Smith, wife' of or Mrs. ti. T. Pehncy, Keene, Ky. Order. 

for pills accompauisd by cuah promptly 
filled. ** 1.T 



Mrs. Partington t'xpn.fwes her ap- 
prehension that tho [x»ople of the gold 
regions will bleed to death, as the 
p.^ix'rs are constantly auuounciug the 
oix'iiing of another vein. 

A young man oxplalmxl a recent 
runaway by .saying that ho was driv- 
ing with one hantl and holding his 
girl with the other, and, fiiuiing he 
must let go of one, let the hordes go. 

Here is a gfxxl business-like ej)i 
taph 

Thomas Smith, marble cutter. This 
monument was ertx-ted by her hus- 
band a-' a tribute to her memory and 
a specimen of his work. Monuments 
of the s;ime .style, $250." 

"May they always live in peace 
and harmony,", was the way a Y'au- 
kee marriage notice should have 
wound up ; but the cotiipositor, who 
couldn't read manuscript very well, 
put in type and liorrififNl the happy 
coujile by making it read "May they 
always live on jxnts and hominy." 

A careh-ss Vmrber, trimming the 
hair from around a customer's ears, 
put him to great pain and uneasi- 
ncrvs. "Are you trimming my left 
ear now?" asked the man. "No, .Sir; 
not till I have done the right.' 'Oh ! 
only I thought, by the way I felt, you 
were pa.ssing through to my left ear 
without goinjj round." 

A boy going out poaching shot a 
bird, aud another ran to .secure the 
trojihy. Comitig near where it had 
fallen, hofounda w hitecnvl sosprawl- 
tsl in thegrasM as to pri^sunt to his 
view only a head with staring ey«i 
and a pair of wings attached, In- 
stiintly he shouted, in di.-iman, 
"We're in for it now, Jack; we've 
shot a cherubim !" 

ConiMvticut young women— .some 
of them at least — know how to take 
care of themselves. A young lady of 
a certain town in tlmt State recently 
accejittHl an invitation to take a 
sleigh-ride with a ilasliing young 
man. Finding iierself iu unpleasant j 
company, she dropix d her handker- 
chief out of the sheigh, and when the ! 
youth got out t) pick it up, she drove 
home without him. 



V. H*»aui 



W. H. (9TBTtVC«H. 



HARRIS & STEVEr^SOH, 



-»S*LISS IS- 



Slaplei Fauc) Groceries 



0va STOCK or 



Groceries, Cutlery, Toll«fc 
and Fancy Good». 



it n»w. baa beeu boa^ht lo 
•old Kl ruluced pnrt*. 



will k« 
tl Ir 



J. 8. MiNAKT. Tho». SSLLSa. 

MINARY & SELLEB, 

Oppo.site Bank of Woodford 
on Main htreel, 

VERSAILLES, KY., 

Usr* spCBsd a lar(* and eomrUt* tlaak sf 
n«nera  and BulUtTt" 

HARDWARE! 



riubrscinr 



Loelit, Hin », 8 T«wt, 
ki.t, a lull B«»o: Uucttl •! 



8e:ssible talk. 



[(Ji'orKetown Time*.] 

Wo make tbo following extract 
from a letter from Hon. J. C. S. 
Blackburn, touching his ctiurseoii tho 
Compromise bill, to Dr. J. C. Gra\ t¥, 
of this county. No p;irt of tlin letter 
was intendc'd for public;(tion, but the 
extract contains so mueJi truth, con- 
cisely expres.sed, that we take the 
liixTty of making it public : 

"I w as willing to abide the t  st of 
results. I cou! l not believe the 
measure »'itlier constitutional or poli- 
tic. The peoj le won a splendid vie- 1 
tory. Their loudoi-s threw it away. ! 
The tight was ours. Its fruits wisre { 
in our grasp. We have surrendered j 
all, at the dictation of power. I thank | 
you again for your kind words.! 
Whatever I maydoamis  (andilmbt- 
Icss there is enough of it) 1 will not 
abaiulon the rights of my people, com- 
mittwl to my kivping, nor surrender 
tlie power, which as their ilepre^en- 
tative, 1 hold. 

1 lioiK- that the DeiiKK'nicy are now 
convinced th:it they t"an trust noth- 
ing to tluf fairness, justice or sense of 
(hveiicy of the Uepulilicaii (tarty, and 
it sfX'ins that wo shoiilil hy this 
time Iiave learned that noihiiig. 
but disaster can Come I'rom Ni.-w V' irk 
leade:-slii)t. The contest wa  between 
bulked capital and hibor. We repre- 
sented the latter, won the fight and 
then fell into tho clut -ht,'s of the for- 
mer. 

\\ ould to God that every Demo- 
cratic leader \k as a paujuT. Boiul.-", 
bank.s, anvl cajiital have done the 
Work for us. Wo v. » ro tlie ix'oplo's 
party. The jKMple sto xl by us, but 
our le:iders were not of the [xsjple. 
By tliem we were ab;indoiietl. I :iiii 
sick of the villainly of the Kadicals, 
and not less nau.-eattxl v ith thottiw- 
ari'.iiX' uf n\:."y of our own men in 
CV)i!i;,i-ePs." 

l!i.:'ti!y yoMV, 
Jo. C\ :■. 



Farm and (jarden Tools 

II«rt* Sboci, }Iur e-Sk»« Kailt, 
Coal jLlodt, 

MECHA£ «ZC£' TOOLS 

STEP LaDDEM, 

II»in », Tr«r«, Hsller aiiH Br ytPl*C i  lai. 

Coll Cliuiii, I'uuiiiij Boxoii, ('1 sia 
aod Wuud Puuips, (iriijilMU-Kca h ixiir** 
A full 1 1 lie 111 

Tabic and Pocket Cutlery, 

V* slxo deal ia 

IHINGLES. LATH. SASH, EOOES, 
BLINDS and QLAS3. 

Kvory il^psrtineiit of aur »t»«k it »•■»- 
j | lel», miH HI we liiiy «t firti band* 'ui rtnk, 
j our ijrircs will li« «t low hi tiuiilsr ^avila 
j eau b« purcliasotl auywhem. 

Spend Yi)ur Money nt I1(»mo 

and asT* Vif aarftiai. %t-\} 



THE 

Versailles Public School 



' Under the Superintenderoy of W. t , 
I Crockett, assisted by an eOlciont i« 

toai.-hers, will ojK-n its so ' )nd seMioD » 1 
I the present term on MONDAY, JAJt. 

■ilsii, 1877, and continue twer.ty wi^eka ^ 
I session. 

The Trustees huva hail the "StunJuai-y 

I Iliiild'.iijj;" impioviKl t'l I c. oxUri* ttiA  
I two huiidn.tl pupils muy 1k( pleiis*ut!y 
J »  ali'd. .vithoul cndanijeriiiit tho beuHi 

liny, ns the impix vt'monl iiSrf u-'-i-u 
I with a view to tho best ventiUaiofc. 
! Dcsirini; to brinn an e lucat.on wH«4« 
j tho resell of those in ordinary cia«6iu r -a- 
i ces, the rates of tuition will Im) tor 
I rrsidiUK out of town limits *!J 50 p» r 
1 sion of twenty weeks, jwyalnti wlitin IH.* 

l upil enters the Si hool. 
I No deduction for the fli'sl %hrr^  ^T rkH, 
I nor in any othe/ c^isw', oxwpt prn*;'..- t-e»i 
. illne««. 

E. Vi. THOH.VTf)?r, 
1 « -tf Ir :=.--«•. 



Tobacco and Cii/ars 



FOB tfALK. P" 



THeW xKlfonl ^im 



t-w-BgarrwiantTr 



*■/  / Toit ' tj. /  /•( 7- »  KS r. 
VERSA I LLKS. M Alt' 'I [ U5t!i, T^"". 

T.ikK XOmF. 

Aftor thnH' o'cl'.-tol; 'lluifsday aftcr- 
nouri ( ur (Miliums iiTT T^Ox'd, and 
e iiiiiminUMtioiis, to rt'crive atttMition, 
imi- t I)'.' ill lia:idl),v W'w'ine'-day uijjlit 
at tlio hiUV5t. IMlusv hear this in 
nilnd. 



niioOKiK, v«/\j\!;t Till: wrsTrritTl 

iilVKK IMI'KOVKMKM. 



110?.. r,. S. ( R\K.. 



Now Ijw cimi (! • bmiin hor.l, Mr. i his brow, Jnurdcr in his lioart, 



seyThe FU-ction tickets will sooji 
b • dl-^tributed, for the iie ;oinm()da- 
tiuu of votors. 



He^' Phr Kcntiifky * (^ iif»'reif«»' of 
thi- SI. E. (?iiuix;li i: iii mh-siou at lj:x- 
lui'ton. 



Alter all Ills i'avorai);   iiroftv- si  iis 
and jn'omi-es in roirard to thi-  ini- 
poiianL irittTcst. Mi'. iJiookic ha*i 
( r«i\( :i b\- hi-i own c-()nr''s.  i.)n to bi- 
ininiioal t'l tin- proji^-t u." inipnivinc 
;iic KcntiicivV ri\HT liaviiihtion. A 
fi'u- (biy-i UiTo tllis (ju,-.--iioii \va.  })i"0-, 
pi'« iiiiil(' l iiiliim. ''Ifyini sh )ui.l be 
I'h'ctiHt, aiulji l?ill '^lioiild bo |utn ' 
diii'ol at til'* H('.\frsnh~'i in of the W^U- 
latiirc ftrovl llnjr f' r t-iie iTnfirovi'- 
iu  :it of^Iic Konliicky river iiaviira 
UiH), by constnictin^r additimial lock 



\ Frond and Just Tribute. 



! AVtioii the pr.nva fiiMt cninmoiKHHl 
' for tlic iK'.^slatP.i'c tliere appwiitl in 
i t!i(  cohnins of ihe Cnvfii r-Juarnal 
an ai-ticlc of tlu' hitrliosf c-minioinia- 
: tion to 
! oTlj.iiii-A 
lid " ir("'on I 



ludiro ( ';• r'tf a-" iui yU^citizon : tlic IkS^^^ 
UK Ti dean unsiil- ; Ifay.- I siv 
ptitil ir- tnafi , and U!\ffll»e '?T 



JiH- i;ia;'kbi rn sinolt a luico and sjiy 
dont tcH'l) that ar white shirt, Mr. .r K' 
rUac'kl)arn ^■,•am(Hl uni ;vi nnd tliar 
was bat f-event' •'■ ■ ' ! -.t po 
ritp "W"'" i" old 

Mortoi|^ and -was oa.iitftMt ~n\. \t\ jiil 
y y^ • Mr. 



on I 
rid I 

file fell instrunnMit of distrnction in ' 
his hand. The storm increasixi ; the 

h -^UhtHri 
^rowfjil with ! 
Wliistleii 



ahtniij^ 
1)1% ; ' tim 
dtH'Jif onii^;; 



tM(nl(^r ^ro\\ 
KjHtbep\'inds 



TliOV. 

Tile !Mite Soeidy uu-t at ^Irn. fnir- 
don'.s l;wt Friday oveniii}; according 
tfi^ipointiuent. A larq;e erowd wa- 
in J^M 



OLD UEIJABLE 



VKKS.VII.1,1 S 



)f ilie 



■ratie 

s;l V Hi 



r.'.IiH' lil;n'kl)Uril s;iV 



iiir I 

:tfrt- 

I wisliiuir him siurt'ss on his retnrn to i dem dat went luidi-r tliftt shirt oiiirht 
hi«nntive f^nrntytrr + r'rrr!tttT-i lt'nfr jta (Jpnt ^^eo 



lie:l witli ills ol'l early friend ^ 
-OiV \V'« lnf»» J»ik'-l»nt, at- .Murttuut-^ 
vllks (!"n. ikvfoi'.l was jirovintr th ; 

I'rtioiis of Hrookie. (Brookie 



rle iffeiof .lianjrsnR them thiir dpad 
CT i r lcm w .— Yours truely, 



and daifw, and iirouotjincr to ntiliw^i f*^'"^ .'J" , , . ,i 

iiii^eifizenot Woodtor l ami aHinranti 



wnrk, w ill yon vot^' for or /if;nins 
Hiil." ite replied, witli eiiHt'iasj -■ : 



^^"■Allof tlic nomiiiation.s for r:d)i- 
n 't mad" by Mr. II iyo3 W(!P© Con- 
liriiitMl by tlie .Senate, 



a^~Miss ^lorpm, th»* jiroperty of 
Mr. A. J. .Vlexander, foultxl March 
Cth, 1777, a bay colt by Asteroid. 
- - i» *♦  —I 

S*^-I lackburti's reception showed 
bow flriii tlie people bore are in tlioir 
devotion to an honfct and intollipont 
Iiiall. 



rhc surplus convict labor bclontrme tcf, .. - , ., , 

»,  ■,/. ■ 1 • •• tK- -.f'jr the IiOtrislatUTo.) Itelerrmtr to 

tlio f tat4 , l)v Ptnplovrisf it on f«i»-f, . 7 , , \, . ^ „ . 

^ ills op])f)iu nt, JiKlj; ^ (^raijr,  »i^. Rn- 

' ford fully C9iitirine;j the opinion of 

, . . •. ,,i , . • , ' tlie coiitribntor to tlio ('(mrirr-Joiir- , 
and profane solemnity, "bv ( t - r~ir, I i , • . t i  i i • i i 1 

... . . . ^ „.,, , '■laL llopaid the .Tnd^c the hi^'bost 

will Vote a^'ainst anv P.ill for any , ., . ^, ' ,, , , 

, , ,1 ' ■ ii » inbrito thnl could have been T)assod 
i,.r iiw. iienven s that pro- ■ i . *i • u i 

it-ide of ' 

ca:i yass, .ludiro C'raiix ha.s never, either 

in private or public ma'vlo a false! 

^tatoiiicnt; ho has been tlie perfect j 

-ontleniHH all tbron;;!!." Xow if a I 

pifiltii-sd fipponent will yield that I 

.iiuch; if neither in law or piilitics aj 

aian is ;uru-'ed of wron'' or nntrntii 



Sufif-Thi 
atloat on 



interests of W»e voinvty 
tile Ixnidin iiS 



are 



Iventuckv 
Iviver. Mak(^ any man wlio wislu-s 
to rei resont ypu declare in favor of it. 

•— rj— : 

- '1 .r 1. -. 

Jfesy-'ilventucky River" and "U. S. 
S»Miatur"ar« the watchword? of the 
C'.iiva.ss. It behofA*(« all (tochI Dem» 
ocnits to watch thoxe intcretits 
can^ful eve. o'' *■!'.«:•! •3-.- •« 



with 



ft*^AVo reject*^! a comniunicntioti 
this week becaui*' of its very personal 



allusions. Tlie time is too short 
j-'iNonal controversies between 
(•;'.ndidatot . , : - ~. 



for 
the 



?®-A communication this* wt'ek re- 
f 'rs to the jMipularity of Judtre Cmi r 
jis a citizen of Lcniisville. He ba.«  l e- 
conie !!»)!'.'.• t!i',  lyss j*opular as a citi- 
7m\ of WocKlforcl. 

It lias l)(V'n rojioried in tlie 
c lunty that the editor of thi.sp;ip«r is 
» («ndidate rorc ,u dy ]lei)nv;eiifaM\e 
'■■"le report is not true. 'I'lio tiifee 
c indidatiw can stir uiienongh feeling. 



t^yiK. lUackburn has not, as far 
.n wo know, committed himself fo- 
or against his election a.M 1'. ,^  na- 
t ir. If he w.int's it ho covtainly will 
Kt't it. Our HoiireHcntative should be 
1 kyi;,'ed to his .^ujiport, too. 



««jr-!: t;ite Neu*, .Vdjoiniiifr County 
riews, Stock Items, etc., are crowded 
i »-er this week on account of comnin- 
; cations and otlier matter of iiinre 
i.iw.!it ^t tuthe majority ofour readers. 



«»5?"'rh!'odoro 
' new lecture 



Tiiton will deliver \ 
'Master Motives" at | work. 



purpos(  nn'ier tlu 
poses to work the convict's 
tlie peiutentiary walls." ( 
T'lis declaration omniits him toj 
direct anfl i)f sitivp antawnlsm to the I 
ri\er i;ii|)-ovenienf, aecf)rdinL ' to tliej 
nlisn endurii d an ! advocat(- l bv all 
ofitsknowji friondy. On the '2l^-t, of 
ln.st month, a Kentncky river Im- 
provement Coiivention was held at 
the State   'M)»it vl. It wa  a ro'iresen- 
tat'\-'  I ody, eonip(KS  ft of delegrate- 
j appoinie-l at primary*? unty (Vinv»ii- 
•■ions. That Slat'' ( "onvention uniinT- 
nioiisly adopted tlK' f-illowin;; rt-soln- 
tions : J . •'■ 

'• Rrr'.'v,;}^ That t'ds Conv^ntior 
tiesfr'ctfallv iM'Mi-ion the next Ijosris 
latuie of Kentuc'xv to nass so-ne I-n* j 
or inaivo s i iio a-iraT^remen* v. itf; f e i 
kecp( r o*" th" VeT);ti nt'a''v "•')»■/.• n j 
•'0;''i'V(i of hig labor on Vf Knitwly I 
n'lr"." ^ j 

• "NViw, T do not projiO'^e in this, com- j 
'nnn'oation to anrue the l(-p:ality or 
the exp« (ri( ncy of oTni)loyiii2r winvict 
labor on worlds of irttemal Imtirove- 
meiit. It has bfV.n done tuecessfullv. 
and "what ba? Iie 'n (ione, may be 
dtrtio a:nin." Unt Isneak !i»lvise l!v. 
when I ;y.stn--t that the P ill which | 
Wil: be p;'e-ie!ited by the friends of t!ie • 
Kenfn'''ky ri ver improvement to tlv 
nost lecisljt'.nre, will contain tlia  
very provisio!! to wliieh Mr. Rrooki' 
■!0 \-iolent1y ol ;ects, and which lie 
■nvoars lie will vote a'^aiiist. 

Ho ;rs=itiiKv to bo tlioe.-;poi'i.'xl eha'n- j 
\n -;\ of the ritrhts and intorest.-i of thr | 
!:d)orinfr difs, and tells tliem that ho i 
lis invincialily opposed to working ' 
j the convicts outside of the reniteii-j 
I tijiry because it will briii'^ convict I 
laboi' in co'iiiK'liiion w itli honest la-! 
tWr; J !«' ciiscounls tlie intelliifonee of j 
i th(  labOiI'm '•i**' ^'fO' lieavily whor i 
' lie rxiK'cts lo C'ttivate them with j 
I _« ueh rodiculpus .v' l" *'T- Any mai: j 
i "with ordinary senst  kno'..'s that tii  j 
convict ItiJxjr i^ just as ,-nch ;'x com- ; 
I petit in with lionost labor in^'do 

Poiiit«ntiary, at it wonhi i (  out»».'' 
I Any woH informed man knows that i 

■ in order to sei'ure em) ] )yment '"or so 
} many convicts as th.ere arc now in 

our Htate prison, they have so re- 

■ dLic;' I jiricis, that iiono.st mechanic's 
I can't compete witli tlie Penit  ntiary. 

ind co'.iso luontly are deprived of| 



by enemies, he can nui the {jauntlef 
■ It bear any t« it. 

Tills is the man Woodford need';'; 
llic iiLiii of whom she would l)o 
proud to represent iior in the I.ejris- 
lative a«sembly. In .Jnd'/e C'rai'^'s 
hands the people could safely ronfido 
t'li'ir be^t int«'r( sts, and Woodford 
w jiild never have wnt a worthier, 
trnur man to rej)resi'nt her. (.'. W. 



«ENER\I. .V. BIFORD. 

Benton, Kv., Feb. 23, '77. 
[To ilm ICditors P;idu' :ih X- ws.] 

•Jlavinir just learned fiiat Gen. A. 
liufoni is a candidate to ropre ;ent the 
county of Woodford in the Kentucky 
Legislature, wo, a fe^v fif the soldiers 
who -served with and under bim in 
the late civil war , feelinsr an interest 
in his snoiss, bci you to  ?ive us 
sjnice in your ii'iper to attest our Jiiirh 
appreciation of liim iiotfi as a soldier 
and ofTicer; and we do this ]K e{m«e 
but few, if ariy, of the citizens of his 
county serv( d with liim in the late 
Avar, ai;il, while we may ajipreciate 
the citizen tnirt neljrbbor, no one can 
know the frnc man except he who has 
tented upon the same battle-ground 
and waniKvl by the same camp fire. 
We know "oid Abe," as the inivs 
used to ca in dirt, and we know liim 
tolte worthy the contrdence of ♦lie 
citiwns of his comity, aiid.shou' 1 they 
Iioiior him M'ith a seat in t-'ie Li-jri^. 
lature, as we hop*' they 'vv" d, they will 
do themselves credit and honor a 
true, In-ave au'l w( -ihy 7C( !iiiickian. 
I'nclij .\be did many thin;;s durinLr 
tlie war we v,'o,ii(i like to spt-ak of. 
We will g've one act whicli is charac- 
teristic 'i' the man, and filiows his 
U'rei  ; co-.ifldence and love of his old 
I'cnt'iKky command. WJien we 
crossed Tennessee river Iii5?opteml»or, 
uentlemon are appointed j ^^'^^ '""I'turwl Athens', Alabama, 
of the liiflerent pri" mcts, i""*' the ti-rht at I'ula-ki, Toniios- 

see, (jlenoral Forest onlerod (!op.( ral 
Ruford to take char}.'e of th''' artillery 
•ind wa^yfm train and retnrn to the 
West side of tlie river, but rerpiiro 1 
him first to make a foint on Tlniits- 
ville to i revent the Yankees tliere 
from i ui-suin^' Forest into Middle 
Tennessee, and did not trivO him any 
•ifhis()ld Kentucky Rritrado except 



withti wildi'r ftiry ; the confusion of 
thi^'fi'mr was «()ii;;enial to hLs soul, 
fiir^'i^iid the storiifi -"p5rssion wITicli ra^red 
1iTtif rT^n? nm. TTe"^t^nctied Tils weap- 
on with a.sterner srrii-sp. A demoni- 
ac smile g-atberod on his lip ; he 
{frated Ida teeth, rai*d his arm, 
spnuifif wkh H yell of triwjjph on his 
victim; and relentk'Jisly killed — a 
flea. 



■1' 



iiien'-y 




pnucipally 
^^xt^lUie in- 



Miuch for the deiii 



MORTONSVILLE. 



PRI lAUY rONVEMlOX. 



At a meetin;; of the DumiXTalit- i 
County (.'ommitt 'eof Woodloi'd, lu'ld 
in \*ersaillos on Saturday, .laiiuarx' 
iTth, 1S77, it w;u  ordc'-ed "tliaf a Pri- 
.iiury ( on.'ontion be held at the vari- 

;us voting places in the ciuntv on 
Salunlay, .Marcli 24tii, 1.S77, lor tlio 
-•.vpresi p'.irj)ose of seiiu'tin;.'' a eaii'li- 

lato to represent the county in the 

lexftieneral A-^senibly of Ky. T\e 
.ollowiiijj^ 

nairmun 

.V) presidf at tiie moetiii rs. 

J-;. JI. Arnett, for .AliUway. 

tioo. Ivlwanls, for (rlcns (Jreck. 

1. X. tiray, for .Mort'insville. 

L. \\. Parrisli.for \ en^ailles, Xo.3 

P. 1. RaiU v, for " " " 0. i 

n. M. Seilord. f . ■  'lover li:.;t  m. ' 

Its'.iallbu the duty of the ciiair-| 
nan of eae'^ »,i-ecinct wiion the ])o!ls I 
open iin-i Delore any 1) lilots are ca t, ■ 
;o ap;., lint one teller for each of tlie , 
'aiuruiatcs, and said tellers to bo sup- ] 
iioitOi-s of each of the candidates, t,. 

w itli him and see that none but 
.opil voters deposit liallots, and end 
.'oK-r must di'posit his own I'aliot io 
lOi'son. It is ordered that the poll- 
-hall bo ojiened at 12 o'clock an i 
iv(^)t ')pen until 4 o'c!(K-k, l*. .\i.. No 
Mallot will be counted lulu's.- tiieikiiiio 



I the Tiiird Kentucky Roi,dnient, which 
I was placed in ciiariro f)f the wajron 
; train. The OfMiimand reached llmits- 
i villein the nijrbt. The next iiiom- 
! inir, early, he drev,' up his command 
I and drove the Yankees into the fort. 
{ lie then att 'mpto l to eliarijo the fort, 
)f t!ie \'oti'r is si;j;ned to sauie. After but the troops he had w itii him would 



We believe all those wlio did not 
Ro to the Centennial have jrone up to 
see tlie great lirids;(! of the Cincinati 
.Southern railroad, across the Ken- 
tucky river, just l)elow Dick.s river. 
Parties have [n'en jioint;' evi;ry week. 
I ast Wednesday, W. F. !Mauuel, 
Mirts Mollie Arnold, Xewt. IJJlard, 
Mi*s I^mma JJyriie, .John Davis, Misij 
Annie Wil.son, witli Mr. and Mrs. C. 
II. Dean as clia|M'rons of tlio party, 
went to the },'ruiit Mecca, and spent 
the day quite pleasantly liKiking at 
the wonilerful bridpre. They return- 
elwell j lea.sed with their trii)— said 
tliey WOP- lii;ilily entertained wliile 
ejitiur dinner by tlie lively conversii- 
tieai.of a little Irish girl, ■« ho claimed 
the name of ^lary Jane Roiu-h Prudy 
Ann Hharpy. 

Prof. Damon Is with us atj.iln for 
the pnrposev.•of^^rivin.L'' Miss Lizzie Ka- 
ton lessons (\\\ the  riivtar. The Pro- 
ft^sor has niftfli' himself very jxipular 
hen', and his many friends an- always 
jrlad to see him. 

Mft C. II. Doaiio had a line milcli 
cow to die last Friday night. We 
were sorry to hoar this, for the loss 
will be felt by him, as lie so recently 
begun house-keeping. 

:\[r. C. T. Dale should do well in 
tlie drug business here, for ids prices 
are so very low that it would pay all 
to patronizi' him. We have bon rht 
as much Croten Oil; Laudanum, Par- 
agoric, itc, from him for ten cents, as 
we would gi't at Lexington or Ver- 
sailles for twenty-five eentis. 

The (tood Templars ba l a lively 
little s|K'lling match at their hall last 
Fri(bty night. At the close of their 
regnliir meeting, W. F. ^Manuel and 
C. 11. Doano chose uj), and Mr. Dean's 



losed 

be ext 
eather Ijeing too 
te constituii'ins of 
tlie boys. Only one paper, Hiy Ih'j- 
i*Ur wan read, Sr^w* l «iHg nott 

est. W e understand itn .susiKiusion is 
only temporary howcn't^r, and that it 
will again make it- apiKjanuice next 
Friday evcjUng at ^liv AUe jymth'iii,, 

Quite a number of charming young 
ladies were visiting the Misses ( ior- 
don and Mitts Sallie (Juyn. Among 
others, wt^re Miss Hjillie Hoover, 
blisses Emma and Adie Rlackfonl, 
MLss Sallio Thomson, and Miss \'enie 
Xoonon, of JiNsamine, Misses ^lollie 
Patterson and Ada Stuart, of .Sjiyre 
Institute, Lexington. We think the 
last montiomxl young lady carried otf 
the hearts of several ofour bachelor 
frieiuls, as they seem iiwnn.Vilaljl'' 
since lu^r departure. 

Miss Rettie Funk, of Chattersville, 
is visiting ^liss Rdle Hiiiith. 

]\Ir. .los. M. Turner and lady, of 
Lexington, are visiting Ma.s. L. J. 
McCauley this week. 

W. .S. Holloway, Kstj., a prominent 
young lawyer of Xioholasvllle, is vis- 
iting his many friends in this vicin- 
ity. I 

Mr. Rob Pearson, of Mt. Vernon, I 
is visiting Mr. John Arnett. 



CONFECTIONERY! 



L. & M. NEWHOFF 



TOY 



— — f A 

ESTALISHMI5NT. 



We kp«-p constniiHv on hun'J every v«- 
ripty of 

PESSH CAZES AND CANDIES 
BRKAD EVKRY DAY 



- *" ^ • f ^^^^^^ 



: FRESH 



I»OSITIVELY SSI^I* 



CLIETOX. 

The shooting of the disreputable 
ehanictor I^evi KoAvmar, .Jr., of color 
by J. R. Rolierson caused great ex- 
citement here for a while, the negro's 
armiHi themselves with shot guns and 
pistols to mob Robertson, but by the 
interfenmce of a few older eoloml 
members they were induced to  le- 
eline. In the meantime the whites 
were making prepamtions to defend 
themselves. There are nearly as 
many negroes as whites in this jilaco, 
and all of whom are fif the very 
worst characters, forced to come here 
to live, as the farmers will not have 
them on their premises or about them. 
Their dopendance for a living is wliat 
they can steal at night. Robertson 
was jx-rfectly justifiable in shooting 



W.»(l(li!i« anil "thpr p;irl!o« nffvpit upon 
RKA.SON'Altl.r: TKRMS, at slinrtest 
notice. We am prcparorl t'l KAKKuii'i icE 
evprj- (icH Tipti(iii il" ( 'akcH tlint may bp 
ordered. 

O Y ST E R S 

.Served up in every utylp, and for »alo by 
cim or cans. - 

CM nnd seo for vourHclf; ■n'p gu»rant«« 
HatmAt.sliwu. 

KR.VXK SHORT A SON. 



To Weslei'ii Emigrants. 

For Mnps, Railroad Tiino Tal)les, La d 
Cin-nlars, Land K:^plorin(j, Ticket«, Lovir- 
est Kates on llouselioUt (ioods and Stook, 
Ucliable Infonnaliou relative 

TO THE ^*EST ! 

C.VLL ON OK .\DI)RK8S 

JOHN M. KELLEY, 

General Emigration Agent, 

Swlhueat 0)rner I'oxirlh and Vine streett, 
directly opposite the roai-OJfict, 

CINCIN.WTl OHIO, 



T H E 15 A J. A N C 

' r 



OF THEIB 



Mesi mu\ Iloyi^^ Clothing 



-AT- 



TO LAND BUYKlt-S, 

A. FREE HIDE 

OVEE LAND-GRANT EOADS. 

I am tlio only .\gent c.ist of the Mi.SHis- 
sippi Kiver acting im(l'.ir appointment 
rt'cefv-.l from Unvprnor-s of Western 
St.iles. My duties ar« to see thAt you get 
reliable information nnfl tlio best pomible 
rates t n triaisport.icion. 

Do not UiU lo call on or -write to m» 
bpfor.' making any arrangements to 
movin!{ your people or properly. 

I make NO C'lIAKGE for services, a 



Astonishingly Low Prices 



CoEiamirssioncr's Sale. 

the negnj, and it is the regret of ttie S- H. Robkri-hon, Ex'r 



.1   



TO 



FOR- 



whole community that he did not 
kill him. The negro raised the fus 
with the white man and att !iiipted to 



side was victorious, but that is not to | draw a pistol on him; Robertson get- 
ting his in readiiu'ss first fire l two 
shot«, one taking effect about half 
■W3iy between his eye and mouth, the 



be wondennl at, as his better half wa-^ 
one of the number. Bho never has 
i)een spelled down yet. S. i . C'ar- 



BY viirn 
of .Sale 



*Uo 
' I 



f tie Opora House, I^i-xington, Friday, 

M:' rcli -.i'Vl. It speaks well for Mr. 

' 'ilt HI titat the most cultivated i«Mple 
• c*" I "xington should sosoonwl*hto 

b«i3r.liin» again. I ie is surely an  rtra- 
t.e^-.r, coinlj.-ning in his lecture nicety 

of thou|}'it Av itli beauty of diction. 



TiiO Ponitonliary ha.s almost mo- 
noiiolized t!ie manufacture of hemp, 
whicli uswl to be such an e.\ti nsive 
and jirotitable business in thist^ounty, 
and gave regular employment to .so 
many honest laborers; and also 
enabletl the fariiK-rs to obtiiin bettor 
pri,'i's forflH' raw material when there 



^ Ion.Utandi.il L. (tibson, memlKTj was coniiietition among buyers. If 



of t'" . Well, anil memlx'r-elet-t of the 
.,4W.fc iftjngre.Hs from New Orleans, is 
,iij«'» t prominently mentioned in coii- 
Mention with th" l". fs. Senate, an 
-' * 'eetion for which is iK'iiding Ix-fore 
the N'ichnlls iTCgisiaturo. (ion. *^ib- 
f'tt is a native of Woodford county, 
I 'o'stH 'ky, in the prinio of life, and 
q ialiti;')! in all r'spect for the place. — 
Y:'nt)ian. 



"'.Ve are not slow to appreciate 



instead of being concentmted in one 
localitT, the convicts were .'■cattered 
()V« r tiie whole State on pnldic works, 
tlie in'erft.'rance with honest lalior 
Would be a small matter. Rut Ois it 
is now, and as JNIr. Rrookie would 
have it oon;inue, they are collected 
from every county and corner of the 
conuiionwoaltl!, anil continwl at 
Pninkfort, where tiioir labor conies 
in competition witli tlio Iioiiosl la.bor 
of the vicinity. .\nd, if ^dr. lirookio 
t'le e(nnj)liment which conies from j-^Ion't underbtand tiiis, be Is toosiu- 
. t';o. S'iUtheni pjirt of tlio State, to our ! P"' :t tro'x' legislator,— and if he 
. ■t'itU'K.'n, (Jen. A. Ihiford. In another 
r  Iu:nn \\'ill be found a commnnic i- 
„t" m clipiMHl fi'')m the Raducah Daily 
■r'aws, sigin^l by a number of the 
^  ?nerars old frieu'ls, wlii'di fully 
, domonstat w liis inlluonce among 
l ien who were hi.'* cymrades on tiie 
•.]i.jttle ;ioKU. 



the i oiis siiall dose the chairman 
diali seal the liallot box, in the pros- 
c*!ice of the tollers, and shall brin,:: 
'liC ballot box to VerHiiillos the follow - 
■11^ Alonday, :Mui'cii 'iCih, anddolivoi 
it to ^beCo'.mty ('ommitt"o by 11 
)'cl»X"iv ai.''.tho C liiHiiittoo, with the 
is.-istanOfi of ^be ehairmaii of tin 
litrei'ont i)rs 'inc("« ! hall proceed t( 
•onnt the vote, and the Ciindidato 
, laving the liigliost u''ii.V*:r of ballot.-^ 
-hall bo declared the no. li I. of the 
Democratic party. At tnO ersuin ; 
.August election,' every vote." who 
uikes part in the nieocingH biiicis u'ni- 
;elf to 5-ui i ort the nominee of thv 
party. 

In order to facilitate votinjr at each, 
prmiict there wil' bejirovidod printed 
rickets, with a i)iaoo for the voter to 
1 insert the candidates name and a 
I nlace for his signature. 
I A. C. IR'NTKU, Sec. 

Jas. T. Railev, See. 

GEN. .iFE BLFOUl). 



Ruona Vista, 
cers and uien 



[Form I'a'Aie.ili Daily Ni-ws.] 
In ailotli.'r column v»e publish to- 
day a eomninnication signed by a \ 
number of the old comraflcs of Gen. | 
I Ruford. It wenw that it has been ] wounded 
cliurgeil upon the General, in therace 
ho is now making to represent hi^ 
'county in the next Legislature of the 
; state, that tlie oflicei-s nnd men of hi?' 
! command in the army did not like 
I him, and would not now, probably, 
vote for or endorse him, were they in 



not eha -ge. Just after an unsncc(^ss- 
^ fill attemjit to get his men to charge 
I fli!  fort. General Ruford was seen sit- 
1 ting on a stum)), the tears coursintr 
j down his cheeks, and was heard to 
■iay, not in the tisiutl lone of mine, "by 
'}—  1 T would give the world for niv 
I old Rrigaiie of Kentuckians. If J 
; had them I would take that d — d fort 
j or bust." Ry reforenee to the history 
I of "Forest's Cavalry" it will bi' found 
) that the servii-e rendered by Riiford's 
' Divi-iion was equal to that of any 
sinl'Iar conimaii'l in any armv. 
I'"'' rren was never on a liard-fousrht 
battle rioldti'.,'d Rjfyrd'.s Division was 
not in the hott( Si '.)f tl.'^ tight. A sin- 
gle mention of the ci,. Uit'i ties will 
Drove this fact. In the bati.'e of liir- 
'•i-'I'Urg, Miss., Ruford hnt 2:2 o.Tii'oi's 
kille l, KM wounded and 87'» onlistPtI 
men killetl and wounded. This ex- 
ceeds the caMualties at the R-ittle of 
Xew Orleans; also the Rattle of 
At fbmtown lOOofli- 
were killed and 300 



IM'iitor jironounci'd tor them the first j second one i asse l through bis knee 



does un.iorstand it, and thinks the • his county. AVe woul«l say that the 



' laboring cIh^s is so ignonint and cro- 
' duloiis tb.at they can be decie\'0 i by 
I Ills misrepn.'-:entations, he will liuii 
j him.solf sadly mistaken, and Imd jiis't j '''Cr of Gen 
! as well start his distillerv and re.'^ign 
I liimscif to bis more congenial 
I calling of making w)iir»key, instead 



article liere gotten up has bivn pro- 
pa r(' l on the spur of the moment and 
without ciianco to see a greater num 
Ruforl's old command, 
but that not in any single Instance 
lias one of them hesitated for one 



of making laws. 



t^iT T"ie County Committee puplish 
i.. ainjther coiunm an address which 
wtfrj- voter ought to read. \Vo have 

not 1 pammount 1-jcal interest — 1 de 



In conciiision — a-i on*- wiio honost'y 
believes that the imin-ovmont and 
extension of our river navigation is 



dioarrl n.iany in;'n ;-ay they will 
\ 'A*t at the J'riiiiary Klection. in tlie 
titer »4 of the party lot us ur CC the 

fuu vote. Let »ic' i i'llaturo a roiiresentative wlio is 



' sirrt to urge upon its friends the im- 
I dortani,"' of soii'liiig to th" next leg- 



iiiportiinei! of a full vot ' 
Kiy to tlie Dcmocratii who have any * 
tKMire for tlu succpv^of the party at ; 
ti;e i o!ls in thl* camty, that ihey ■ 
niurft not pu:'«tv.  .sucli a cour.si', if 
they w ould pres 'rvi' in t;u t the or- 

layWo publi.sh to-djty a coniiiMuii- 
cation in wliich the writer set's forth 
what ho understands to be the posi- 
tion of  in« of tlie aspirants for a seat j 
in the Legislature, ujvin the iniprovi 
nient of the Kentucky— a highly ini- 1 
jMirtsmt matter. It is nut for us, us i 
 ' (itor of tlie Democratic organ in 



thori ugIiiy in accord with the river 
mc^'i  'f otlier counties, ard who is 
capaL'".of giving a rw|X'ctable advo- 
cacy to   '^r favorite enterprise. R. 

T(! Tin: voi;;'?" or VcD^Drom). 



this county, to unduitakcr to deliiie 
the pasition of-«»»y  .•*' the ejitididatey 
ujfon lliis subject but we do say that 
DO laie slionld l)e elioi^en to represent 
"VVoodford c')mity in the ne.xt legisla- 
ture who i.s known to be oppijsk^d to 
any public «ntor{)rise fraught w ith 
Nuch vital im))ort:uice to thi^ j)eoi)le, 
as the proper and ep  edy improve- 
ment of the Kentucky river. 

EXPL.W.VTIOX. 

At the I'rimary Election to be held 
on Siituiilay, March 24th, 1877, the 
■\'.-iriousju'lg( ; who have, been or may 
b  appointed for said oloction at each 
jireeinct are roifaotod tos;-** tliat none 
b it recognized I)(«n;)o 'r.it-t and legal 
voters at the time are allowed to de- 
poFiit their ballot. Ail w.lio cast tlii'ir 
ballots ui the said I'rimary Klection 
r ' o expected to support the nominee 
ui the August electio". 

A. C. lIi'NTKn. 

\V. .\ Srn ' . 

J. T. Raji,!;v. 

R. VAfaH.N". 

J. L. CO iAR. 
\V. A. MwnK. 
M. M. RoRrn. 
Majority of DenuK'ratic Kxt-etitive 
Com iiittw. 



. On Saturday W-eek thn." Voters of 
Wooiiford comity will select i: fanrli- 
dat'' to rej^rosent them in the 'l**'^^ 
i Oenernl .V ;sembly of the ('omin,. 
I wealth of Kentucky. The three as- 
pirants are Gen. Ruford, Col. I?rookie' 
nnd Jndg'.! ("raig. Tiio canvas,s has 
boon tliori'iighly made by each ofj 
tlieni, and ali have tei the best of their ' 
ability, prerwjutt'd their cjaims' for tliej 
i votes of their follow citizens. ' It now 1 
I boh )ovo the intolligoii't voters to %\ eb j 
1 anfl truly ooiisiilor w ldcii of the three t 
I is tl'.o im).--t availalile, and the beUer i 
I fitted by expericace ami eilucalion to | 
i fill tlic position. ' j 

j Jiidge Craig is a nati\(  of this; 
j county, though a greater portion of | hearts of the boy 
j his life has been spent in Loiii.-iviili'. 
j There he lilied several ollice^. of j-roflt 
i and trust, among them was the 
i positiiai of i;epiesontati\'o in the 
! Lower lioiiso of the Legislature ol 



j minute to «ign t!ie article; not oidv 
] this, tint every one wa^ glad to aiil in 
! refuting the ld 'a that thei-e ever wa-' 
I •» time when bo did not fully eiuiorse 
i (liat gallant, biL'-heort'Hl and l rave I n c 
} -oldior, M'ho led liim in so '.'.any tiat- 
tle,s. "Why, boys, they are trying to 
1 malvO the jx'oiiio nji in Woodford 1)0- 
licve we wouldn't vote for old Ruford 
for the Legislature if we ba l the 
'•bunco." "Well, just put me down 
that wo would" has bt en the answer 
of each member of the  »UI eommand 
called np'in, "and tell 'em we'll bet 
our bottom dollar they c: n't find one 
of the whole divi-ioii that will not 
say the .same." 

Tlie writer wouhl say that he was 
'Mimself under (ien. Rnfoi'd fora short 
imo and was fro |uciitly thrown dur- 
ing the Avar vith his cojumand, and 



f«en. Forrest f^aid "Ruford rendered 
him signal ai l in the general condu'-t 
of the Rattle of Gnntown." This bat- 
tle is acknowlodired by both friend 
and foe to be the most valiant cavalry 
fight on KH'ord. 

General Ruford's discipline after he 
nssume l comm.'ind of the three regi- 
ments commanded by the lamented 
Tliomj)son, Crossland and Shiicklett 
won us many a hard-fought battle. 

There never was !i more kind and 
generous comniander,bHt yet positive. 
We can't give all t!ie incidents nnd 
facts of the war, but we have s ^en tlf 
to say this much about (ionend Ru- 
ford, not for the dis[ianigoment of 
any one in that county, but Ixvause 
like Ctoneral liiifonl. It is true 
we iiave no immediate interests in 
the local affairs of Woiwlford comity, 
yet, wo in oomniMii with every citizen 
of Kentu' ky, have an interest in the 
general legislation of th" State. 

F.dward (.'rosslaiid, Colonel Tth 
Kentucky Re'.riment. Henry S. Ibill, 
Lieutenant Ttli Ki'iitncky Regiment: 
L. J,. R. Darnell, .'Id Kentucky Rtsg- 
iment;. J. R. (tilbeit, .'id Kentncky 
Regiment; G. A. ('. Holt, Colonel ;jd i 
Kentncky Regiment; T. A. Miller, 
C'aptain Company il. :M Kentucky 
Regiment; R. M. Hamlin, M Ken- 
tncky Regiment; .1. W. WiNon M 



time, and all .ssit down except Mrs. 
Doan. Siie then took the book, and 
strange to say, after all had .spelled 
again, and failed, L. D. (iirpenter 
was left as victor. Wo think this 
idea of the Gofxl Templars a go(xl one, 
the spelling will be improving as well 
as entertaining. All tho.se wlio are 
not mornljers of the order had better 
join for it is the place for young and 
old to have a nice time. 

James R. Miller, of .lofTerson coun- 
ty, was visiting his daughter ^Irs. 
Mary Curtis, la.st week. 

Mrs. MetUey Slielton, and her 
grandson Rob Shelton, Jr., were on a 
visit to Mrs. .Sophia Willioito, a few 
day.s ago. , 

Th" p'.'opl J f)f this community have 
bC^U someu lial excited at tiie apinnir- 
ano of xarlet fever in their mid.st, so 
much KO i''ut .Mrs. Mary H. Dean 
had to dis;iiis.s her school one week. 
Siie began teaching again last Mon- 
day as there had been no now ca.sos 
of the fever. 

Miss Mini Roone and her little 
! e.diew, Wyatt Ham "Morris, liave 
had scarlet fever for eight or ton day.'' 
but under the tre-atmont of Dr. Davis, 
lioth are rtH'overiiig rapidly. 

Mrs. Eliza WiLson has been quite 
sick for several day.s. 

Mi'-i. Sophia Willioit is still very 
I low with typhoid fever. 

i We had the pleasure last Sunday 
I of listening to an excellent discourse 
j delivered by the Rev. Ren Peering, 
j who tilled Rev. W. F. Noland's pul- 
[lit at tlie Jlcthodist church of this 
place. _ Max. 



as he turned to go out of the door. 
Robinson was arrested, but the com- 
monwealth not iK'ing ready for trial 
Robertson waved an examining 
trial, and gave bond for ^200 anil was 
rel«a.setl. 

The steamer Longfellow passc l up 
Moiulay, on her waj- up the river for 
a load of grain. 

Mr. Dock Cox, of Leabanon, Ken- 
tncky, is visiting Mr. Joe Henrj-, of 
this place. 



I-ETTER FROM TEXAS. 



(\ O. Smither, dec'd, Pl'ft', 

AnAIN.ST 

F. S.MITIIF.R A -D UTIIEK3, Dcfts. 

SK of a Juditment and Order 
lie of the Woodford Circuit 
Conrl, reii'lei-i'd at the April term thereof, 
1S70, in the iilxjVH pause, I sliall pro !Ped 
to oiler i'lr sale at the C ourt-House door, 
in Versailles, Ky., to the highoHt bidder, 
at Pui'lie .Auction, 

ON MONDAY, MAECH 26, 1877, 

(hein r County Court day,) upon a credit 
of Six, .Nine aii'l Twelve mouths, equal 
payments, the following described prop- 
erly, t'l-wil: .So inu. li of the properly 
devised by C. O. Smither, dec'd, to defen- 
dant, M. K. Smither, as will pny the sum 
of ?5,7i;;» 20, with interest at tlie rate of 
six pi-r ecu;, p. r aiiiuini from tlu? .Sd day 
of April, tsTti, t'l (lay of sale. Said i)rop- 
erty King au uiulivi'Jed one-luilf iutpre«t 
in fe ', .ind also an undivided one-half 
interest for the life of .M. K. Smither in 
the tntct of lanil ou il.e .sou'.li side of tho 
Vprf5ailI(B and I.i xington turnpike road, 
about one inllo from thp former place, 
adjoiuinj,' tho lands of .lo. li. Kinkead, 
UrmstoM, Ac containing 

125 .VORES, 2 ROOnS AND 11 POI.ES. 

I Also ill!' same interest in a DWKLLINCi 
I HOVSK AM) LOT In tlio town of Vcr- 
j sallies. Ky., on Clreen street, adjoining 
j the lot of J.iinps Hurst and tho Baptist 
j and Kpis'-opal (.'Inirch lots. Also tlie 
ljuildings and lets at the northwest l orncr 
of Green and Main streets, in said to'.vn. 
Ujion the last mentioned lots tliero in a 
good Livery Stable. 
Tlie pur  baser, w ith approved surety or 



THEIB. IMMENSE STOCK 



-OF- 



S^RIXG GOODS 



NOW BEITsTG MADE UP 



AT THBIR 



Knis, Kr.i.is Co., Tfx.\* , ) 
March tth, 1877. f 

ZVIn. KruTou. — T take this privilege 
to drop you a Anv lini-j", as I rea t in 
one of your jjapers that Mr. V. S. 
Wilson l;ad been oi t here and had 
returned to ^lortonsville; and says 
there is no place like old Mortonsville, 
or about the same. How can a man 
tell anything about a State when he 
only comes to one little town and on- 
ly stays 4 or ') days and rides back on 

tiiocars? I have traveled about 200 , , i i • 

; securities, must execute bond, iieannp; 

miles and have not .seen much poor | i,,„,rp.,t fron- the day of sale until 



BALiTlI^. 



HOUSE. 



SOMETHING NEW 



GR.VSSY SPRING NEIGHBORHOOD. 



Kentucky Regiment; S. I^. Morgan, 
.'•'tjlt he-kuw-of no- 4f»icer who stooil I *l Kentucky Reginii-nt; John Mor- 
hi/bcr Avith 'his subordinate". Helwn, First Lieidenant O 



was 1)1 ■'■'''e; exerc!s \l t!ie most excel- 
|p,,t jtulg.;'ent as a commander; did 

his dutv liivt '^"^■'■'■y 'X" "''- 

sion, alid re(p,.'«-ed the same of the 
soldiers mi'lorhii/; th.-se beijig the | 
very (•ssential qnah 'es roipiired lo i 



Company G. 
.'!d Ki'ntncky Regiment; W, H. Pear- 
■ on. ;^d Kentucky Itegiment; W. S. 
.Southerland; .'!il Kentncky Regiment; 
./. I*. Rrian, Secoml Lieutenant Com- 
lianv A. ik\ Kentucky Regiment; Ij. 
P. Ridgeway, Cajitain Company K. 



beget the est(vm and 
gooil soldiers in their 
eery. 

It i'' ;ill over loiiir ago 



"ontidence ofl^id Kontu' 



su^ Tier ofV 



but tht 



'amptlres ."^re 



.still burning in 
who fought 



poople 



Kentneky, wliicii position hi' iiekl for' tj-.o 



I twii tonus, and gave universal satis- 
! faction to his '•on-titiionts. He has 
! now pormanoatly located in Woixl- 
I ford, and his inter«-sts ar ? tli«a"ouglily 
! identiiiod w ith ours. He is eipially 
' omiooiit a.s a Jurist, as a p.)litician, 
,ind a.s an oratia-, in fact ]  • miiios all 
the 'lualitii'.'- a good legislator: au 
j intellect comiin'iionsi vc, ijuick an t 
j acnb'; dili;,oico, inb-grity, jiationce. 

His mind, naturaliy strong, is weil 
i iton i with nsel'ul information. Ho 
j is a gentleman under ail circiim- 
: stances, and his good te!in«'r and 



y Regiment; W. .M. Car- i 
Major and (^iiartor-ma'^ter Rii- 
j ford's Mrigade; J. M. Rrowne, Adie- ; 
taut 1st Conftslorate Calvary; M. R. ; 
Roarden. Second Lieutenant Company , 
Litli Kentneky C.ilvary; .1. (). | 
,Tol.'*fton, ;{d Kentuclvy Regiment; ; 
i, Rrooks, ."^d Kentncky Regi- I 
t J. .Morton, ;}d Ki'iitucky | 
o m.t williiigb) believe that the 1 Reduiont; J. Noble, Ruford's i 
of his homecounty svill iiotdolstafiT; .1. W. /bomp-on, Surgeon .Sd j 
ame when called ui.on. We Kentucky Regiti ^ut; T. C. Kdwards, , 



old 
ti. " 
under 

liufoni. and we doubt if there could 
be one found who would not give the | Dr. J. 
old hero his vote for any office. We} mi'iit; 
an- al 



I knew nothing about w ho proposes to! 'iiptain Comjiany 
' b "at tho f ionend, if he can, but wo j Regiment; A. P. 
I Would, at a venture say, ^o for Ruford 1 tucky Roginumt; 
; if vou would ;tvoid a mistake. 



! TO THE PRS:SIl ENr. 

VKr.sAii.mN, -March Ifiih, '77. 
; Mii. IIavks— 1 iiavejerit heme you 
! had tuck your seat and ar Presadont 
'oftiioso yei-emiiiod state.'. All t'le 
' folki's a bout hoar thought old man 
iTildurn would git it. Rut i bet mi 
big SIKH'S on vou bJlf-asi' i had bin to 



' ad Kentneky 
, 1-1. M, l^th Keil- 
K.  ';irroii, 7tli 
Kentucky Reginieiit; W. t.' J$rian, 
.'!d Kentucky Regiment; J. M. «':zell. 
Pirn Lieiitoiiant l::t!i Kentucky i g- 



iinent; Robert Cobb 
Walter Wi! o!i, :Jd 
raent. 



Cobb's Rattory, 
K(;ntucky Rogi- 



A MIDNIGHT .nri'.DEK. 



I gooti breeiliiig ni'vor fails him. If ; w:■,^ hington and s(-«^l old .Morton sot- 



of .Iiidg«! Cruig will cnic 



[(.'oiMiii iiii' iitt d ] 
Mh. KuiToii.— Will you allow 
t ' in piire by what aai; or.ty Mr. A. 
C. Hunter Hud id': Minisb'rlal Coiii- 
I ittef.  -iaiii'i tlie power to dn-laro 
t.iat tlie .In lgvs in the Primary I01e '- 
♦i'lTi to l e held "icNt wi' 'k shall co 'rce 
t ieonsj-iences of lift' long l  'mo( r::t ' 
I  {i;ijt.v-K. 



the friend 
I to the polls on Saturday we k, they 
j need onteitaiu no fear in regard to 
mo ! rhe n-su!t, he will certainly be tho 
.I'linineo of the Democratic party. 
Lot evo-y friend of Judg ' Craig bo 
at the polls. Lot evoj-y well-wi^ier 
of the iiiiprovemea! '.if the Kuntiicky 
rive:' navigation; let every lover of 
virtue and morality (U-p^it I. s ba lot 

)• ., 1',   tsiu. 



ting tliar w itli that thar red shirt on 
looking into the Inter and i read rite 
in his face as if he had spoke 
a d said tliar ar a grate di.t'l of st^'al- 
ing gninoingon in our jiarty R it I 
am a gnino to fix up thi  bigisst thing 
yet, ri'e over this yere red shirt of 
mine 1 am gaino to put on a white 
one over it, and w hen tiioni t'lrning 
bords cum up frum New 
tlvy will th- 'i'J 



'Twas night! the stars wore shrond- 
efl in a veil of mist ; a cl;»ud.,\l !'ano- 
py o'eihung the world; the vivid 
lightnings llaslicd and n'moU their 
fiery darts ujion the earth ; the deo])- 
t   me toned ihunder rolle l along the vault- 
i^l sky ; t!ie eletiients v/ere in wild 
^^^mmotion ; the Storni-.spirit howlo l 
in the air; the winds whistKfl ; the 
hall-stones fellli'ive leaden l^ails ; the 
huge inundatioin ui the ocean dashi d 
upon the rock-bound shore; and tor- 
rents leu}Hil from mount;. i i to] - ; 
A  b'-n tho ".o'-r'k"''':' : I'ni'".'- ;"■ ■.'):'■ 



Mn. Editor — Noticing that you 
have c(aTes]Mindents in other portions 
of the county, and knowing th.'it 
events sometimes transpire in this 
vicinity M liich deserve a small niche 
I in History, or in TtiK BcN, rather, 
j wlitch amounts to tho .same, I am em- 
I boldenod to send you a few. . 

The farmers are jiretty well up ii  
their work in this vicinity: almost all 
the corn nnd oats ground has lioen 
turned under, and a good i)ortion of 
the oats sown. We notice that threi'- 
liorse plows are used on almost ever-- 
plantation, which shows that they 
have not forgotten what we w  re all 
taught while young, viz: "To plow 
deep while SJuggards sleep." 

A few day'^iiice one of our young- 
sters violated his father's command- 
ments and the old gent thought that 
a shingle well applied would be a 
projior corrective, laid him ai-ross Ids 
lap and was about to proi'oed with 
the experiment when tlie little fellow 
exclaimed: "Hold on dad., remem- 
ber there's no going behind tho cer- 
tificates." We'll bet he knows who 
is President. 

As the day for the f-eleetion of a 
candidate for the T.,egislature draws 
near, more interest is. being taken. 

! It isropo'ted that a wealthy old 
I bachelor in this neighborhood will 
i shortly button-hole, so to sj)eak, one 

I of Woodford's fairest flowers. 

I 

I .lohn I'd. Hawkins has lately n- 
I iurntsl from a trip to Owen (xjunty 
\ where he has bee:i purchasing cattle. 
I He rei»orts the tnido lively and bii.'^i- 
I ne 'S looking uji. 

' J.\'ii''^ Henton, has, during the last 
: ten days been contlnod to ids room 
j with a sit.'  bfadacl.e. He managofl 
, however, to roi-ujK'rato sutliciontly U  
I go down ill th»' 'oiitiiei'u portion of 
itbeSt.'ite and coiiLii't a physician in 
I whom ho seems to I'.ave great confi- p'''''"'«'"^-" 
' deuce. We tliiuk now he a\ ill re- 
cover. I — — — — 



land. 1 .saw the cotton crop in Sep- 
tember, and it seemed go(xl for 200 , J''^o'"^'"' 
miles. So far as I know in this coun- 
ty the land is rich. I have one Iiun- 
dretl acres as rich as any of the Mid- 
way land, and if any one wants good, 
strong land, they can get another 100 
acres; this county can settle all of 
Woodford. .\iiy one would do m oII 
to come out here w itli a go xl .stock of 
Short Horns, as there is no tine stock 
of any kind out here, and any one 
could make it pay. 

Yours truely, 

A. J. FOKSTON. 

v. S.—Mr. Editor— An I forgot to 
give the price of land, I will say that 
now land is worth six dollars now. 
The emigrants are nniking rapid pro- 
gress, tho ) raries are specking fa.st; 
w itiiiii my travels since I set tli-d here, 
there h:i.s been fifty new houses i ut 
UJ) since I landed bore in N'lvember 
and haven't l een over 18 miles from 
Ellis. I am aliout one mih^ from the 
rail rotid and four from Enis, which 
is a lioufisliing rail-road town (.f 
about fifteen hundred iH)puliition. 
The place is now, but contains two 
printing offices, three mills, three 
churches, an l has but one school 
house yet. 



paid, ami hr.\ ing the f j:'( o and effect of a 



K. 



PoKTi'a A- \V. r,' .V. 
F'-liruary iTT. 1S7". 



1^1 



n. r.icoROK, 
M. ('. \v. c. c. 
p. (.1 

4-td 



Having removed to my new storeroom, just below my old stand, I tun iu»w 
opening out one of the largest and most complete stock of 

l rj fwooil^ and Clothing, 

Hats, Caps, Boots, Shoes, etc., etc. 



EVER BROUOHT TO VER.yAILLEa. 



.H.fl 



ST-Vi YORK. 



Henry 
the St. 



r 



Our enterprising friend, 
Landsberg, writes to us from 
Nicholas Hotel, as follows : 

St. Xic'1iol.\h Hotkt., Nkw Yokk',   
March 9tli, 1877. j | 

Rkx. DEERLvn, Edttou Si x : 

"Wlii'ii night comes the only leisure ! 
time I have hero, I fool .so very tired, ' 
but for that 1 should have i)erhai s ■ 
written you a letbT for your jiaper. i 
One might suppose that whore there ' 
is really so much to descant uixai tluit i 
a letter could easily be w ritton of in- ! 
t'.^rcst to some. That is true if one 
had time at his disposjil to go and 
visit tliosi' institutions tliat one is | 
hero surrounib'otl w itii, but my time I 
! a taken u]) i)nroly with business, and I 
1 1 regret very much to be unable to ! 
! visit those places of national intetest. I 
; O ' politics, every one sch'ius to have 
I h id enough, and it is very niroly that I 
; tiie subject receives more than a pa.ss- j 
ing notice. i 
RIne glass is the cry hero now, ;ind ' 
you hoar no end of tb.e wonderful '■ 
curix it eftirts; if its merit is as gre.it ' 
as is claimed, doi-tors will find their j 
! iisiiiess grow ing dull. It \* .stated i 
that plai oa |K'ck of iiioMiuitoos under i 
a pane of Rluo Gla.s,-', and lei tho rays i 
i f the sun strike it, that in two we(«Us \ 
you will have a tine croj) of" spring' 
Yours, 

Hi Mtv 



Orh'ans 

.0.) 'I'u 



Miss Lucy Talbert, of P.ir.sons, 
Kansas, who has been visiting her 
aunt, Mrs. Iviftiyetto Crutcher, left 
for her home on Satuiday la.'-t. Some 
of our young men are now ehnuting 
in sob-broken otniins 

• Sill i,- !MV li -^M'' . '1I)';!l"'.VO." " 



C!GARS;i TOBACCO 



Tlj* Bi'sl ami Choi. esl Bran(b,.-.i ilie ! .«- 
e«i pr; t"  fl'ive me a c«\] at the Kxprcs* 



rourv \jcAu» Bt.rouE tmk purmol 

DR. C. M9LANE'S 

C'ELSBKATED 

LIVER PILLS, 

rem Tuc cot or 

Hepatitis or Liver Complaiat, 

DYSfEPSIA AND SICK HEADACHX. 
• 

Symptoms of a Diseased Liver. 

PAIN in the riglu side, under the 
edge of the rib.s, iiicreaseson pres- 
sure ; sometimes tlie pain is in the left 
side; the i.aticr.t ir; rarely able to lie 
on the left bii'.c ; sometimes the pain 
is felt ur.c!cr the Lhct:ldcr-blade, and 
it frequently extends to the top of 
the shov.ldcr, and is sometimes mis- 
taken for a rhcun'iatism in the arm. 
The stomach is affected with loss of 
appetite and sickness ; the bowels in 
general are costive, sometimes alter- 
native with lax ; the head is troubled 
with pain, accompanied with a dul?, 
heavy sensation in the back part. 
There is generally aconsiderable loss 
of memory,accompanied wi th a pain- 
ful sensation of having left undone 
something which ougb.t to have been 
done. A slight, dry cough is some- 
times an attendant. The patient 
complains of weariness and debility ; 
he is easily startled, his feet are cold 
! or burning, and he complains of a 
1 prickly sensation of the skin ; his 
i spirits are low; ar.d although he is 
i satisfied that exercise would be bene- 
ficial to him, yet he can scarcely 
I summon up fortitude enough to try 
i it. In fact, he distrusts every rem- 
I cdy. Several of tb.e above symp- 
j toms attend the diccasc, but cases 
have occurred v here few of them ex- 
isted, yet examination of the body, 
i after death. Las sliown the liver to 
' have been extensively deranged. 
I AGUE AND FEVER. 

Dr. C. M^^Lane's Liver Piii. ;, 
i IN CASES OF Ague and Fever, v. l.c n 
I taken witli Quinine, are productirc 
j of the most happy remits. No better 
I  ~Mharlic can be u;.cd, preparatory 
1 to, or aficr tr.l;ing Quinine. Wc 
I would advirc all who arc afaictcd 
j with tin's discacc to give them A 

FAIR TRI.'.t. 

For all Biliou;; dcranfjcmentf:, and 
a; a simple purgaii\'c, they arc un- 
equaled. 

BEWAUn OF IMITATIOlfi.- 

The genuine Dr. C. M'. Lane's 
Liver Pills arc never sugar coaled. 
Every box has a red wax seal on 
the lid, Willi tlic impression Dr. 
M'. Lane's Liver Pills. 

The genuine M'.Lane's Liver 
Pills bear the signatures of C. 
MVLane and Fleming Bros, on the 
wrappers. 

Insist on your druggist or 
storekeeper giving you the genuine 
Dr. C. M^Lane's Liver Pills, jire- 
parcd bv Fleming Bros., Pittsburgh, 
Pa. 

Sold by all respectable druggists 
and country storekeej crs generally. 

To tliose wishing to eive r R. C. AKLake's 
I IVFR I'lLLs a (riril. we will mail f»o^i paid to .Tny 



I am 



Selling 



Low Down. Give me a Call. 
HENRY OVESTE, 

•llain Street^ VersailleH, My. 



REMOVAL! 

AVINc; taki'n tlip liouso formerly ocoupiod by Uruco  t Till,  iO. 3S MAIH 
.STKl';i:'l'. OPPOSITIC TUK COUUT UOL'SK, I liavo op«ned the inoii* sx- 
tousivo Htoek of 



H 



WATCHES, 

DIAMONDS, 
J i:\VELRY, 

SILVERWARE, 



0 h HOm 



i 



I 



AND BIJOUTRIE 



Kver brought to L'exin^^on, 



and cm offer my old 
geiiorally Goods at 



custoiiiors and Jto tho Jpubllo 



L O W E Ft 



r  Fl I C E S 

llian 1 have bcnp cntiljlcd to do for mrmy yc;irs. I invite Hiiooial atirntion to xhM 

BEAUTIFUL DESIGNS OF SILVERWARE 

That li.ive never been surpassed in ancient or inodcrn tiiiiOH. 

I Iiiivc secured the services of a nuinl)  r of the BK.ST AVOl^K.MI'lN to be found li 
tTie country, and 'Watches and .lewolry will be repaired with skill, and at reR,sonnbl i 
prioiw. 

Thaiikinft iny friends for the oxceodln(?ly liberal patronage which they have ex- 
tended to nie, I hope they will visit nie in my new Iwation, and I will leave nothing j 
undone to secure a contiuuauee of our pleasant relations. 

T. G. CULVERT. 



THE POPULAR VERDICT 



The topic of conver- 
.sation in tlic hotels, 
restaurants, placos 
of aiiiuseiiieiit, in 
the parlor, thet^ounl- 
iuu-l louse, tliowork- 
sliop, on the rail- 
ri):«ds, in the domes- 
tic circles, \iO wl'-crc 
you will, joii will 
hear tlie sjiine rf- 
niark. The jwpular 
verdict of tlie peoplo 
is the 

STAR 

CLOTlllMi llOl^E 

OF 




ia the !H.-Ht aud cheaj 
o«t. plwe to t)ur 

CLOT HI] 

IIalf«, 

*oORewar( 



in any e»is ' 
fail to do 

advertise. 



wlior(  w« 
what -wa 



part of the United bta(«K, 

l-.vc-ily-fivc c^nUi. 

i l 1 MIVi; r 



one box' of fills (or 



IKE MARKS & BRO. 

o isr L Y T HE r isr K o p i t : 

,\ uittTi's i;ood coiuplet*' .Suit, Worl^in;? Pante, Ual, L'mtorHliirt and Dr.-tweni, 'Whil* 
HhJrt, Hox of  ,;ollui-s,  'eek-tic, SusikmhIm's, lmir-,iowi; ^Socks, half-'V)»'n H.mdkrj^ 
chiefs; all for ^'i"' 'J i. H mieuilH r ihe pl:n ♦•. 



Woodford sun, 1877-03-16

2 pages, edition 01

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