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Hartford Herald - January 12 & 19, 1881


Lycurgus Barrett, Local Editor

The following items are excerpted from microfilm ordered from the University of Kentucky Microfilm Center a number of years ago, and are published here with the hope that they will provide helpful and interesting information about early Ohio Countians.  Creases and folds in the newspaper have deleted various characters within some words a well as some words within sentences.  This caused deciphering problems where folding occurs. 
            Compiled by Janice Cox Brown,
                                          Tyler, Texas.

Wednesday, January 12, 1881

Our Agents

The following persons are authorized to receive subscriptions and renewals, advertising in the HERALD, orders for job work, etc., etc.

John T. Martin, Rosine
Will Cooper, Cromwell
Dr. V. M. Taylor, McHenry
John W. Mahhan, Rockport
David Rogers, Buford
Jno. C. Hoover, Pleasant Ridge
Jno. T. Smith, Jr., Fordsville
A. S. Aull, Sulphur Springs
R. P. Magan, Magans
Geo. M. Rowe, Ceralvo
Dr. G. R. Sanders, Centertown
Jno. T. Neal, Caneyville
T. J. Bunch, Morgantown

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Armistead Jones, Esq., county Assessor, left for Princeton, Ky. last Monday.

T. Payne Faught, Jr., Rochester, passed through here Monday on his way to Powhattan, Ark.

Mr. John C. Riley, an enterprising tobacco merchant, returned from a short trip to Louisville yesterday.

Joslas Chinn, of this county, who moved to Muhlenburg a few years ago, has returned and located near Beaver Dam.

Miss Katie Hardwick, who has been visiting relatives and friends in Owensboro for several weeks, just returned home last week.

Miss Lizzie Morton, of Hartford College, a charming and accomplished young lady, spent the Christmas with Miss Grace Thompson.  Princeton Banner.

Willie Bailey, of Hartford school, and Willie Whitson, of South Carrollton school, came home to spend the holidays and see their girls.  Madisonville Times correspondent.

We were honored with a visit from Judge H. G. Barkwell of Boonsville, Ind.  The judge was for years a successful lawyer practicing at Rockport and surrounding courts.  He is a firm, unflinching Democrat.

Miss Katie Hardwick, after a visit of three weeks at Mrs. Verda Nalls, Fourth street, returned to her home in Hartford yesterday morning.  Miss Hardwick’s departure has dampened the aspirations of several young men, including a Main street shoe merchant. -- Messenger and Examiner.

-- New lard at the Red Front.

-- The days are lengthening now.

-- Ladies and children’s leggings at Anderson’s Bazaar.

-- I will pay a good price now for some fat turkeys.  Gittings Williams. 

-- A few more of those eight dollar clocks at Anderson’s Bazaar.

-- That blue thing over the eye of our new compositor is a badge of mourning for his cousin, George Eliot.

-- Married, Sunday, January 9, 1881, at the residence of the bride’s father, Wing K. James, in Ohio County, Ky., by Dr. W. P. Bennett, Mr. Leslie Iglehart and Miss Hattie James.

-- The matrimonial mill of Ohio county, Capt. Sam K. Cox, proprietor, ground out 172 splicing privileges in 1880.  The privileges are being exercised in every instance.

-- Mr. John D. Bell, of Point Pleasant, had about two hundred hogs being fed on slop at Perkin’s distillery, near Owensboro, about seventy of which died recently of some fatal disease.  We regret to learn of Mr. Bell’s loss.

--  Please call without delay and pay what you owe me.  Our Town Marshal, W. H. Griffin, has consented to assist me settle up my books. 
                                   J. T. Miller

-- Marriage licenses issued in 1881: 
John W. Tanner and Miss Maria C. Miller; 
Albert Renfro and Miss Littie Ezell; 
George T. Warren and Miss Sarah Anderson; 
Leslie Iglehart and Miss Hattie A. James; 
George W. Hipsley and Miss Blanche M. Turner; 
Alfred Patterson and Miss Manda J. Melton.

-- The meeting here conducted by Revs. Bennett and Arvin, which has been progressing for a week and a half, is still being protracted, but up to this writing, very little interest seems to be manifested upon the part of the people in regard to the salvation of their souls.  We hope, however, that a greater interest may yet be awakened ere’ the close of the same.

-- John T. Martin, Esq., of  Rosine, has consented to act as agent and correspondent for the HERALD.  Our friends in that locality will do us a kindness by reporting any item of news to Mr. Martin.  Persons in that part of the county who desire to subscribe for the HERALD, renew their subscription, in need of job work or wish advertising in the HERALD, can be accommodated by calling on Mr. Martin.

--  Salt, $2.00 per barrel at Rogers and Kling’s, Buford, Ky.

-- From a private letter, we learn that the scarlet fever has about disappeared in Greenville

-- Howey and Carson are accommodating fellows.  Five cents a bucket for carrying coal.

-- We are blessed with moonlight nights again, which affords a good opportunity for skating.

--  Mr. J. F. Wallace sold and delivered a hog to G. B. Williams last Wednesday that tipped the beam at 595 pounds.

-- Angeline Taylor, colored, charged with petit larceny, as stated in last week’s HERALD, has been tried and acquitted.

Those wishing good coal at fair prices should read the advertisement of J. W. Ashford.

-- Mr. Robt. R. Holbrook of Buford, qualified as Constable last Monday, to fill the vacancy occasioned by the death of John H. Bales.

-- A delighted dad is “Tommie” Phipps, of Centertown world.  It’s a girl, and “Tommie” gets up every hour in the night and lights a lamp and takes a look at her.

--  Born to the wife of  (?) T. Barnard, Sunday morning, January 9, 1881, a son, Garfield.  Weight 11 pounds.  This is the eleventh son, nine of them now living.  They also have two daughters.

--  We regret to learn of the afflictions of our friend, Garl S. Hamilton of Bartlett’s.  The “Squire” is almost blind. We trust he will soon recover as his usefulness to the community would be seriously missed.

-- When going to Owensboro, be sure to take the warm route.  That genial fellow, Frank Rice, will be found on the mulican-roof giving orders, in musical tones, to that starboard mule.  He takes you through on time, all the same.

-- The school house near (?) C. Turns, in Cool Spring district, was consumed by fire sometime last month.  Mattie Turns was teaching at the time.  The fire originated from a defective flue;  when discovered it was too far gone to save.  The district trustees have rented another house and the school is going on again.  The school house was an excellent one and built but about two years ago.

-- Minstrel show at the courthouse tonight.

-- Go to the courthouse tonight to see the Young Americas.

-- Infant’s rubber drawers, at Anderson’s Bazaar.  They can be sent by mail.  Price, including postage, 40 cents.

-- The Young Americas Minstrel Troupe are in town.  Will exhibit at the courthouse tonight.  The boys composing this troupe are all good boys and have excellent recommendations.

-- A telegram received here yesterday from Warsaw, announcing the death of Miss Binnie Pulliam, of that place.

-- Dr. Tyler Griffin had seven sheep killed by dogs last Thursday night.  The dogs were tracked and found to be those of  Dr. J. F. Pendleton.  They were promptly killed.

-- Mrs. Sallie Amanda, wife of Chas. Johnson, near Magan’s, died last Thursday morning of typhoid fever.  She leaves three infants, one about 15 days old.

-- S. D. Turns, of the Cool Spring district, will, we understand, start for Texas soon.  He will go to Ellis county.  He will leave his family with his father-in-law, Jordan Wade, until next fall.

-- An infant son of N. B. Smith, who lives four miles southwest of Fordsville, died on Tuesday morning of last week of spasmodic fits.  The remains were interred in the graveyard on the farm of J. H. Jones on the following evening.

-- Mr. Wiley Jarvis, an old man living on the farm of Harrison D. Taylor, just below town, died last Sunday rather suddenly.  He had been complaining for a month or so.  He had lived _____  _____ allotted to man, three score and ten.  He was up in town the week before his death.

-- There has been a mail route established (daily) between Beaver Dam and Rochester, taking effect on the 20th.  The contractor should by all means establish a stage line, as the trip can be made from Rochester to Beaver Dam in ample time for the first train.

-- Mrs. Nancy Mansfield, an old lady about 65 years of age, living in Cool Springs precinct, has gone about blind, and yet her eyes look as natural as ever.  She attributes the loss of her eyesight to sewing by candle light to a severe spell of sickness in summer of 1880.  She is an estimable woman and we sincerely regret her affliction.

Alexander’s School House

The following is the average standing of the pupils for the month ending December 31, 1880.
Allen Barnett, 10;  Emma Milligan, 9, 7;  Alex Foster, 10;  Wayne Stevens, 10; Willie Foster, 9, 7;  James Williams, 8, 7;  Hugh Ellis, 9, 8;   Joseph Foster, 10;  Joseph Stevens, 9,  9;  Isaac Foster, 10;  Sherman Williams, 8, 5;  Robert Barnett, 9, 7;  Elmer Milligan, 9,  5;  Stevens Ellis, 4;  Laura Williams, 9, 6;  Pearl Ellis, 6, 3;  Sudie Bennett, 5;  Gertrude Mills, 6, 5;  Richard Foster, 8, 6;  Sherman Stevens, 9, 5;  Ida Carson, 9, 8;  Nora Stevens, 9, 5;  Hardin Baird, 5;  Rufus Baird, 5;  Ollie Anderson, 9;  Virgil Stevens, 5;  Samuel Baird, 10;  Samuel Snell, 9;  Minnie Baird, 9;  Alex Bennett, 9;  Antha Snell, 8;  Lottie Sorrels, 9; Charlie Ellis, 9;  Allen Anderson, 8;  Lowry Mills, 9;  Samuel Anderson, 10; Uzall Barnett, 10;  Morris Snell, 8;  David Stevens, 8;  Lulu Milligan, 10; Nora Sorrels, 9;  Prudie Baird, 9.
                            -- Lizzie Clark, Teacher 


Mr. H. F. Mustain, of the firm of Mustain, Wells & Co., Hart County, Ky., is in town for the purpose of making contracts for buggy spokes, to be delivered on Rough Creek.  Those wishing to engage in this business will find it to their interest to call on him at once at the Hartford House.


Proceedings of the Society, Friday night, January 7, 1881.

The Society met and was called to order by Prof. J. S. Glenn, President.

1st.  Roll call.

2nd. Ex-President, Prof. Glenn delivered his closing address, after which J. W. Bishop, President-elect,   delivered his inaugural address and took his seat.

3rd.  Reading - C. R. Robertson.

4th.  Debate.  Subject:  “Resolved, that the pen is mightier than the sword.” 

Affirmative, W. M. Alexander, G. W. Short, W. J. Dulin, , J. B. Furgeson. 

Negative, S. P. Render, F. L. Felix, J. A. Smith, W. N. Bailey, J. W. Bishop, A. Karns.   C. B. Iglehart, J. E. Ruby,  W. P. Roll,  were appointed judges. 

5th.  J. B. Furgeson, C. R. Robertson, and A. Karns were appointed Committee on Arrangements.

Subject for debate next meeting:  “Resolved, That war is greater evil than intemperance.” 

After finishing all the business before the house, the society adjourned.
                        J. W. Bishop, President
                        W. J. Dulin, Secretary

Coon Hides.

Gross Williams wants them all, by paying the most money at the Red Front.



At Brooks’ Mill, Ohio county, Jan. 4, 1881, of cancer, Humphrey Brooks, aged 72 years, 3 months, and 12 days.  Mr. Brooks was born in Carolina  Co., Virginia, September 23, 1808.  In 1837, he migrated to Kentucky and resided in Ohio county until his death.  He was married to Miss Fannie W. Davidson, December 5, 1849.  He leaves a widow and nine living children.  On the morning of the fifth, his remains were interred in the family graveyard on his farm.



Died, four miles southwest of Fordsville, Ohio county, Kentucky, Jan. 5th, 1881, of consumption.  Virginia T., wife of James Hardin, aged 23 years, 7 months, and 27 days.  She was the daughter of Captain M. and Elizabeth White, and was born near Owensboro, Daviess county.  She professed religion a few months before she died, and died in the full hope of a blessed immortality.  On the evening of the sixth, her remains were interred in the Hardin graveyard, near Mount Etna, Ohio county.

Somewhere there is rest for the worker, 
A halo for the burdensome soul.
A crown in the kingdom of glory,
Far away where the life waters fold.
And when our life’s work here is over,
And we’re borne to the Kingdom so fair,
Far away on that bright shining river
We’ll meet all our loved ones somewhere.
The holy reunion! air, who can decry,
The wisdom and trust of the Allseeing Eye.
The sadness and parting only were given
To brighten the joy of this day in heaven.


A lot of six acres of ground with a two-story frame residence, containing seven rooms, a hall, back porch and two-story portico in front, good cellar, good well of water which never fails, a milk-house, a hen-house, a cow-house, buggy-house, stable, corn crib, lasting water in lot, a nice garden, nice orchard, and in fact, everything in perfect order.  It is the place now occupied by W. C. Chapman.  It will be sold on reasonable terms. This is a chance for the most desirable home in Hartford.  For further particulars, call at this office.


Livery, Sale and Feed Stable
Hartford, Ky.

Good horses and buggies, for hire or sale.
Special attention given to horses left at the stable.  

A portion of the County Directory is given below:         Justice’s Courts

R. P. Withers, Mar. & June 1, Sept 1, Dec. 1
James Miller,  “       &  “     3,  Sept 3, Dec 3
P. D. Taylor, Mar 11, Jun 8, Sept 7, Dec. 7
J. D. Holbrook, Mar 11,Jun 10, Sep 9, Dec 9
A B Bennett, Mar 23; Jun 22; Sep21:Dec 21
J. D. Byers, Mar 22, Jun 21, Sep 20, Dec 20
A N Brown, Mar 23; Jun 22; Sep21:Dec 21
W. L. Howe,Mar 25; Jun 24; Sep 23, Dec 23
Wm Cannon, Mar 15;Jun14; Sep 13, Dec 13
J. D. Miller, Mar 17; Jun 16; Sep 15; Dec 15
K O. Porter, Mar 18; Jun 17; Sep 16, Dec 16
Melvin Taylor,Mar19;Jun17; Sep17, Dec 17

Kentucky is the seventh State in point of population, and the second of the Southern States.

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A Lodge of the Knights of Honor, also of Good Templars, have been organized in South Carrollton recently.

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John P. Barrett, senior editor of this paper, was qualified as Master Commissioner, Receiver and Examiner of Ohio County Circuit Court last Saturday.

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Mr. A. H. Stephens, Ex-Vice President of the Southern Confederacy, who by the way is one of the most liberal, intelligent, Southern politicians, gives a true picture of the South, which is published in this issue.

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Friday was for a long time called hangman’s day, but recently the hangmen have given poor Friday a rest.  There were five executions in this country by hanging last Thursday.

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Lycurgus Barrett, Local Editor
Wednesday, January 19, 1881

-- Francis M. Berry, of Butler county, a soldier of the war of 1812, died on the 11th inst., aged 90 years.

-- The mania for suicide is increasing.  S. B. Vance, Jr., a son of Judge Vance, formerly of Henderson, now of Evansville, committed suicide last Friday in Mount Vernon, Ind.   A full account taken from the Courier-Journal will be found elsewhere.

-- A colored man named Dennis Campbell, living in Marion County, died last week, aged over 100 years.  Strange to say, he was not a servant of George Washington and what is worse and more wonderful, never even saw him.  He, however, remembered many incidents connected with the Revolutionary War.


Editor Herald:

If you will allow the space in the columns of your excellent paper, I will endeavor to give you a few items that will probably be read by some few of your readers.

It is not my intention to worry anybody with a lot of nonsense, but simply to give them a few fixed facts.

Prof. W. B. Hayward, one of the best teachers in the State of Kentucky, paid us a visit last Tuesday, the 11th inst., and at night delivered a lecture on Education, which was highly appreciated by all who heard him, hogs included.  We do not deem it at all necessary to explain the “hog” business, as all those who were present will understand it.  God knows that is enough.  Come again, professor, we will remedy the hog pen.

We are sorry to chronicle the sad misfortune that happened to Mr. Had Raly who lives about two miles North of this place, caused by a runaway team.    It seems that Mr. R. was hauling corn when his horses became frightened and started for parts unknown, and did not seem to be particular whether they selected a good road for their journey or not, for, in contact with a huge stump which completely upset the whole company.  Mr. R. experienced some four or five severe cuts about the head and face, which we fear  will keep him confined to his room the remainder of the winter.
Born to the wife of Henry A. Miller, Jan 12, 1881, a son, weight 13-1/4 pounds.  The neighbors call him James Popham, after the soap agent.

Miss Lillie Paxton, a daughter of Pres. Paxton, Cromwell, Ky., returned to her home yesterday morning, after a two week visit among friends and relatives in this place.  Miss Lillie, is a beautiful and accomplished young lady, and takes with her the kindest wishes of all her
Business is looking up.  Mr. John Myers, the most popular bridge man on the P. & E. Railroad, is here with ten or twelve men for the purpose of rebuilding the two bridges near this place.  Mr. Myers thinks he will be here about five months, so you see that will certainly be a great help to our little town, as the R. R. Company alone will pay out something near one thousand dollars a month right on our platform; and of course, it will pay these men to buy their goods here, as Mr. M. S. Ragland has the largest and best selected stock of goods ever brought to this country.   Yours, etc.    M.


W. H. Murrell of Beaver Dam has been added as an agent for the HERALD


From Another

Editor Herald:

Our little village, though yet in its infancy, is destined at no distant day to become one of the leading cities of Western Kentucky, for, we have inexhaustible beds of coal, while our forests abound with the finest timber.  Our soil is equal to any for farming purposes and we have the finest and best water, consequently the health of this section is not surpassed by any.  Capitalists who are looking for locations would do well to visit our little town before locating anywhere. 

Rosine is situated on the P. & E. Railroad, 100 miles from the great metropolis of the State, Louisville.  It will be remembered that but nine years ago, the present site of our town was a luxuriant field of corn, but now we are awakened by the shrill whistle of one of the best steam flouring mills in the State. 

We also have five dry good stores, two drug stores, two tobacco factories, two blacksmith shops, one hotel and bar room, all seem to be doing a good business.  But that is not all.  While Hartford can boast of her fine College and High School, we can boast of having one of the finest Common Schools in the county, under supervision of Prof. D. M. Hocker, whose qualities and qualifications as teacher are seldom equaled.


-- Mr. James A. Rowe has the mumps.

-- Jimmie Phillips, son of our ex-sheriff, C. W. Phillips, is quite sick with fever.

-- Mr. G. W. Bunger, former deputy sheriff, has been quite sick for a few days past.

-- Mr. Wm. Mosely, of McLean county, is a visitor at the examination this week.  He is the guest of Judge Mosley.

-- Mr. Samuel A. Asher, of Masonville, has accepted a position in the wood and wagon shop of Dan F. Tracy.

-- Misses Nannie Whittaker and Mollie Hayden, who have been quite ill for a week or more, are, we are glad to note, improving.

--  Miss Ferguson, of South Carrollton, is attending the examination at Hartford College this week.  She is the guest of Mr. R. P. Rowe and family.

-- Try that 20 cent coffee at Magan’s, Buford, Ky.

--  Split peas and dried sugar corn at the Red Front.

--  Rev. G. J. Bean preached Sunday and Sunday night at this place.

--  The ice has broken up in Green River .  The steamer made his regular trip down last Saturday night.

--  A little son of Mr. W. A. Grant, living near Pattiesville, in this county, died of brain fever, Tuesday, Jan. 12.

--  We learn from private sources that measles is prevalent in the neighborhood of Pattiesville, in this county.

--  A two-year old child of Buck McCoy, living at Seeley mines, caught fire from the stove last week and was so badly burned that it died in a few hours.

--  When you go to Calhoun do not fail to visit the tonsorial establishment of Elisha Young.  He will shave you, shampoo you, or cut your hair in first-class order.

--  A protracted meeting began at the No Creek M.E. Church, South, last Saturday, conducted by the pastor, Rev. J. S. McDaniel, of the C. P. Church.  There had been three conversions up to last Saturday.

--  The protracted meeting at Rockport, conducted by Revs. W. W. Williams, F. M. Sharp, J. T. Casebier and James Henry, closed last Friday with eight professions, sixteen approved for baptism and three accessions by letter.


Going to Church

            Some go to church just for a walk.
            Some go there to laugh and talk.
Some go there for observation,
            Some go there for speculation.
Some go there to meet a friend.
            Some go there, their time to spend.
Some, the motive ne’er discover.
            Some go there to meet a lover.
Some go there to sleep and nod.
            A few go there to worship God.

Arm Broken.

Mr. J. L. Collins, of this place, while walking Monday morning near his residence, slipped and fell, breaking his arm both above and below the elbow, and dislocating the elbow joint.  This will make a quite painful wound, and probably a crippled arm for life.  We hope that Mr. Collins will soon recover, as he is quite an energetic citizen.

A Fatal Accident at Earlington

   A railroad employee, named George Kentzler, met with a fatal mishap at Earlington, Saturday night.  He attempted to get on an engine that was backing at the time, missed his footing, fell under the engine and was horribly mangled, dying in about an hour and a half after receiving his injuries.  Kentzler was an unmarried man, and quite popular with his fellow workmen.  His home was somewhere in Indiana. Madisonville Times.


“Small Favors Thankfully Received.”

No doubt my friend, Sutton, took this view when he announced in last week’s issue that myself and Carson only charged 5 cents per bucket for carrying coal.  Now, this is not true, except in some instances where persons are not able to do their own chores, and our object is not so much for money as for the sake of charity.  It is true that we did carry some coal for our friend, Herbert Kinsolving, at 5 cents per bucket, but as to carrying coal for an able-bodied man at any such price I would beg to be excused.  Hoping I will not be further troubled, I am respectfully.  Howey


Marriage Licenses.

Wm. Crask and Melvina Crask; Sylvester Greer and Hattie Maddox;  Orien T. Duke and Sarah J. Acton;  Richard McDowell and E. C. Cooper;  Edward Peyton and Martha Bratcher; Riley McKinley and Alice Ward.



Dedicated to the Parents of the Deceased by George C. Wedding.

Died, on the 14th of January, 1881, in Hartford, Ky., Jennie, infant daughter of Prof. Alexander.  (Because of its length, not all of this is printed here, compiler).

In memory of Jennie Wayland Alexander.  Died, in Hartford, Jan. 14, 1881, aged 5 months.  Jennie was a lovely little bright-eyed baby - but a bud not left to blossom on this earth.


Report of those students receiving the highest standing for the month ending December 24, 1980.
J. W. Bishop, Alva Karnes, W. P. Roll, C. R. Robertson, S. T. Burns, Dora Gibson, Bertha Gibson, Lucy Townsend, Emma Wilhite, Maimee Anderson, Hayden Berryman, Josie Duke, F. L. Felix, Anna Griffin, J. W. Hocker, W. B. Miller, S. P. Render, A. V. Thompson, Mary Woerner, Lula Walker, Maggie Craig, J. A. Smith, H. M. Eskridge, W. N. Bailey, G. W. Short,  W. M. Alexander,  Lilla Baird, Maggie Klug, J. J. McHenry, Alberta Murray, Etta Montague, Cora Ross, Mary Trible, Eddie Moore, Willie Iler, Jennie Berryman, Ernest Anderson, Antha Smith, Ida Smith, Charles Hardwick, Henry Taylor, J. M. Westerfield, Lida Dix, Ambrose Mercer, V. G. Barnett, W. J. Jones, and L. M. James.

Intermediate Department.
Kate Anderson, Vannette Barrett, Laura Chapeze, Effie Hill, Lulu King, Lizzie Moore, Mamie Morris, Tulsa Pendleton, Mary Render, Lonnie Render, and Hester Carter.

Primary Department
Maud Anderson, Eddie Berry, Ruth Combs, Verda Duke, Edgar Hurt, Pauline Hubbard, Lizzie Hill, Georgie Klein, Sallie Klein, Eugenia Klein, Jessie Moseley, Lem McHenry, Laura Render, Mattie Sanderfur, Stella Thomas, and Willie Taylor.
            --W. Alexander, Principal


January 15, 1881

Editor Herald:

J. H. Kimmel, our new deputy sheriff, left Rockport this morning in company with Henry Rowe, who goes to attend the Castle Sullenger Institute.

A young man named Curtis, but commonly called “Smart Aleck,” was tried by the criminal court of this city today, charged with disturbing public worship.  He pays $20 and costs for his fun.  He says he guesses he will not tie any more strings to the young ladies hats while they are kneeling in prayer.

The citizens of Airdrie and Paradise are emigrating fast to Rockport.  The following persons have moved in the last week:  Rumsey Roll, I. J. Roll, E. P. James, and B. F. Curtley started with his household goods and chattels on a boat Thursday evening and was frozen up in the ice.  His boat sank during the night.  He lost one trunk filed with fine clothing.  His goods are damaged to some extent by getting wet, making them very disagreeable to handle this sort of weather.  If anyone else wants to come to Rockport, they will have to wait till the ice gets thicker, put their ranch on skates and bring it along with them, as there is not another vacant shanty in Rockport.

T. Payne Faught, of Pleasant Valley, this county, took passage on the South bound train at this point last Tuesday en route to Arkansas.          -- No Six.


White Burley Tobacco Seed for Sale
Grown by one of the best farmers in the Burley District...   --- John C. Riley


            McHenry, January 15, 1881.

Editor Herald.

As H.B.T and D.R. have abandoned your correspondent corps, I concluded I would attempt the role of newspaper correspondent, or rather enter as a substitute until a better can be had. 
McHenry, I am bound to admit, hasn’t such a future as Millwood, but it is at present one of the liveliest towns in this portion of the Green River country.  McHenry was the first in the Green River country to connect the different business departments of the town by telephone, and herself with neighboring towns by the same mean, for the purpose of facilitating business transactions. 

The McHenry Coal Co., and the Rockport & McHenry Coal Co., the latter company operating one-half mile east of Rockport, are connected by telephone and the line extended to Hartford, via Beaver Dam, so that Mr. McHenry, the President, living at Hartford, can keep himself as conversant with the details of business of both mines as he could if present.

Mr. W. G. Duncan, Superintendent, has a line from his office to the depot; also, from his office to his residence, so Mrs. Superintendant can know at 11 o’clock what the boss’ appetite craves for his dinner.  Dr. Taylor has in contemplation the erection of a line from his residence to the Company drug store.

Besides these evidences of thrift and enterprise the moral and social status of our town can’t be excelled.  This is evidenced by the absence of bar rooms, and by the existence of two church organizations, Methodist Episcopal and Presbyterian, with stated monthly services, a good Sunday school of six years’ standing, with an attendance averaging something near a hundred the year round.  Lodge in Kentucky received its charter sixteen years ago, when W. J. Berry was Grand Worthy Chief Templar, and John P. Barrett, Grand Secretary.  Also, a Lodge of Odd Fellows is in a healthy condition.

The McHenry Coal Company conducts a general merchandising business, also a drug store.  The former department is attended by Uncle Dan (everybody knows who Uncle Dan is) and James Taylor: the latter by D. S. Duncan, manufacturer, proprietor and patentee of Duncan’s Champion Cough Syrup.  Every bit of goods handled in their store is of the best brands.  No effort is made to compel their employees to purchase their goods at the company store, which is so often the case when a business has so much the form of a monopoly,  but they depend  like  other  merchants  upon  the reliability of their goods and competition in prices. 

Mr. Burton is the lightning manipulator; his efficiency in that department is attested by his having occupied that position for more than three years.
We have a good school kept in operation ten months of the year by Prof. H. B. Taylor.  You will see that the Professor stands well with us as an educator when I tell you that his is his sixth season.

The Methodist brothers have a quarterly meeting in progress at this writing, with some fine preaching talent present.

A son of John Hocker, living near this place was thrown from a sled last Saturday while coasting.  Result, a severe cut across the forehead, laying the parts open to the skull.  Dr. Taylor was called to attend the case.  He reports the wound painful, but not dangerous.

A little child of W. C. Webb, living at this place, died Sunday at 8 o’clock in the morning.

A daughter of Mr. Bushman, living at Hamilton, has been quite sick with typho-malarial fever, but is on the mend.

                        --- Correspondent.

Mr. Thos. C. Glenn of  Kuttawa, and Miss Lillian Huggans, of Eddyville, were married last Thursday in the Methodist Church at Eddyville by Rev. Mr. Pate. 

Madame Rumor contemplates several weddings shortly.  We hope to be remembered with a piece of cake.  We wish something in that order would occur to destroy the monotony of things.
                                    --- Superb.


Particular Notice

All persons indebted to the undersigned, either by note or account, are hereby notified to come forward by the 15th of February, 1881, and settle the same and save costs.  Respectfully,  John D. Holbrook.


In effect Jan. 10th, 1881
Trains Bound West
Leave Louisville.............................6:00 a.m.
“         Elizabethtown......................8:10 a.m.
Arrive Beaver Dam.......................11:23 a.m.
“          Paducah.............................5:30 p.m.
“          Hopkinsville......................3:15 p.m.
“          Nashville............................7:15 p.m.
“          Henderson..........................4:10 p.m
“          Owensboro.........................6:30 p.m.
“          Nortonville.........................1:30 p.m.
“          Madisonville......................2:15 p.m.
“          Evansville..........................6:10 p.m.
“          Princeton............................3:27 p.m.
“          Mayfield............................6:25 p.m.
“          Fulton.................................7:30 p.m.
“          Rives, Tenn........................8:35 p.m.
“          Troy, Tenn.........................8:59 p.m.
“          Cairo, Ill.............................2:00 p.m.
“          Metropolis, Ill..................10:00 a.m.
Trains Bound East
Leave   Beaver Dam.......................4:25 p.m.
Arrive  Elizabethtown....................7:50 p.m.
“          Louisville........................10:05 p.m.
“          Cincinatti.........................10:00 a.m.
   Close connections made with connecting railroads at Nashville, Nortonville and Paducah.           B. F. Blue, Passenger Ag’t.                 J. M. Doom, Agent, Beaver Dam

Mexican Veterans

Fellow Commrades: --  We have the pleasure of announcing the annual session of the National Association Veterans of the Mexican War will be held in Louisville, February 22, 1881.  A committee, located in Louisville, has been appointed to make arrangements for the meeting.  After consideration, the National Committee respectfully call on each veteran in the State to contribute has he is able toward the entertainment of our brothers from abroad. We desire to maintain Kentucky’s well-deserved name for hospitality, and while we are satisfied Louisville will do its duty, we do not feel it would be right to throw the entire burden on her citizens, therefore, we appeal to you for assistance.  Send your contributions to Major J. H. Huber, Treasurer, Louisville, Ky., as soon as possible, that arrangements may be made accordingly.
                        Thos. H. Taylor, Ch.,
                        Thos. Campbell,
                        Green Clay Smith


This is the name of a brand of coal oil just received at Thomas & Kimbley’s.  This oil is 175 degrees test and can be relied on as genuine.  The town has been flooded with mean coal oil for sometime past and it is to be hoped that this oil will give satisfaction.  Try it and see.
Note:  No attempt was made to correct incorrectly spelled words because it might destroy what I think was the “flavor of the times.”

I used all kinds of articles and notices just to let folks know what is there for the family historians to use from old newspapers – with the thought in mind that some of it would make nice background material for family stories and books.   jb

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