Pendleton County News

C O V I N G T O N  J O U R N A L

New Series--Vol. VIII, No. 49         COVINGTON, KY., JANUARY 15, 1876                Whole No. 423



Falmouth Ky,. Jan. 11, 1876

Editor Journal:

    Unless I am mistaken in the meaning of the word “wrangle”. We had one of ‘em in the Court of Claims last week. It arose on the third day of the term, and it was all about a jail. Captain Mullins, to whom the contract of building the moral edifice at a cost of $5,000 was awarded, proposed to build it and draw himself for the pay. The Captain was the immediate predecessor of the present Sheriff, and having funds belonging to the County, offered to appropriate $5,000 of them as above stated. This method was opposed by the County Attorney and others, who held, if I understood rightly, that the fund spoken of, having been raised for other purposes, could not be used as proposed by Mr. Mullins. Then a resolution was read, instructing our Representative to pass an act authorizing us to levy a tax of not more than 25 cents on the $100, for the building of the jail. This was bitterly opposed by some of the Magistrates, and by some of the tax payers who were present, who objected to the latter method because it involved, as they said, numerous commissions which Capt. Mullins’ offer dispensed with. But the tax motion prevailed, and “injunctions” were rolled as a sweet morsel under the tongues of some big tax payers, who accompanied the legal trieyllable with other words rife with meaning, and Sampsonian with strength, indicative of such familiarity with vigorous English.



    Colonel Buckley’s painting of the late General Breckinridge is completed, and was shipped to-day, to its owner, Hon. J. B. Beck. It is a fine looking portrait, apparently well executed, and said, by those to whom the General’s features were familiar, to be an excellent likeness.



   Nina, infant daughter of John Bradford, the quiet and gentlemanly, though efficient railroad agent here, died yesterday morning, of spotted fever. Mr. And Mrs. Bradford, who are quite a young couple, have the sympathy of the entire community in the loss of their sweet babe, their first born and only child, who blessed their life’s journey for eight months, and then preceded them, it is hoped, to immortal happiness.



   The teachers of the public schools are making their reports which enable them to draw 40 percent of their munificent salaries, which are out of all proportion when compared with the trifling duties expected of them. Some of ‘em here get as high as $500 a year, when a poor attorney has often to work two years for the same sum—from Dec. 31st of one year clear to January 1st of the next. And yet teachers will grumble, plague take ‘em! And talk of disparity and discrimination!                                                                                   CON.









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