Pendleton County News

C O V I N G T O N  J O U R N A L

New Series--Vol. IV, No. 12         COVINGTON, KY., APRIL 22, 1871                Whole No. 168



    There is trouble with our Butler bridge over the Licking. Some time since, a wing wall gave way on the Butler side, and now, both a wall and abutment on the other side threaten disruption. There was a meeting of the Bridge Committee to discuss the matter on yesterday, but owing to the absence of Major Wheeler, one of the Committee, action was postponed. The gallant old Major, who is seventy-five years old, has for his absence the biblical excuse of “I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.” Yes, the Major on last week disregarded the advice of Mr. Weller, in marrying a “vidder,” and wears the honors with characteristic hardihood. What are bridges and committees to the Major during the first week of the honeymoon? The bridge of connubial felicity has now been safely and joyfully traveled three times by the felicitous old Major, and bridges of wood and stone do not at present extensively occupy his thought.


    Two men died in Demossville on Friday last, from heart disease. One was a Mr. Clark, a lawyer. He had been at a magistrate’s court some days previous, and in the heat of debate became so excited that he was thrown into convulsions, which continued until his death. The other was John Griffin, formerly a section boss on the Kentucky Central Railroad, but recently a farmer living at Demossville. He had been plowing in the morning, having eaten an unusually hearty breakfast, and about ten o’clock entered his house, where he was attacked with spasms, which ended in his death about two hours later. Both of these men were good citizens; and it is considered a singular fact that in a village so sparsely settled as Demossville, that two men, on the same day, should die from the same cause, a disease not contagious, nor often occurring in a single instance in our community.


    Politics is slightly revivifying hereabout, owing to the near approach of our May election, at which magistrates and constables will be elected, (although politics will not enter largely into this selection) and our August election for State officials.

    For the Legislature, the following gentlemen are talked of: Hon. J. W. Menzies, Mr. A. R. Clarke, Mr. W, W, Deaderick, Mr. George Norris and others whom I have forgotten. For the Senate, the Hon. F. M. Lowe is the only candidate spoken of in our county, and it is generally thought that Bracken and Grant will concede the Senatorship to Pendleton, as the latter county has had no Senator for eight or ten years, probably longer. Mr. Lowe did splendidly as a legislator.

    For Magistrate in this precinct are Squire Yelton, Messrs. Taylor, Harding and Clifford; for Constable, Jesse Colbert and Alex Yelton. All the candidates except Mr. Harding are Democrats.










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