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flOW IT WAS DONE. Graphic Recital of the Manner in Which the State Primaries Primaries i Ib th Inaccessible Caustics Satmrdaj Were Reported for the Sunday CvsrlerJosrsai. the Beralts of Oonvratiom b the Wilde of Eaeten Kentucky, Eijhty-firelCilea Eijhty-firelCilea Eijhty-firelCilea Distant Tslegraphsd to This Paptr Ampla Tima for tha Next Day's Issue. In AN INTERESTING RECITAL. There is something in the Courier- Courier- Journal's Journal's report of tbe Democratic primaries to be proud of. It is the culmination of two months of hard, unrelenting work. It gives tha news accurately, conveniently and completely completely within twelve hours after tbe adjournment adjournment of tbe convention. To accomplish this our special telegrams had to cover the entire State 117 counties. Tbe cost was enormous, enormous, and the trouble is something not to be computed. At first blush the report seems improbable if not impossible. Fifty-four Fifty-four Fifty-four of the county seats a li,t of which iU I found further on are situated from fl;teen to eighty-five eighty-five eighty-five miles from telegraph stations, one-half one-half one-half of them hid away in nearly impenetrable impenetrable fastnesses. Tue mails are poor contractors in matters of this kind. Special measenrs had to bo fitted out with horses, and, armed with bank checks, they melted tbeir wsy into the remotest remotest nooks and corners of tbe State, paying paying aa they went, appointing correspondents to write up the conventions and messengers to deliver tbe report. The most difficult district to cover was Eastern Kentucky, extending extending from Big Sandy to the 'lennessee line and embracing the counties of Montgomery, Montgomery, Bath, Rowan. Powell, Menifee, Elliott, Lawrence, Wolfe, Morgan, Johnson, Martin, Lee, Breathitt, Magoffin, Floyd, Clay, Perry, Letcher, Pike, Knox, R-ll R-ll R-ll and Harlan. Excepting the first few counties, this district wouldn't know a steam engine if it met one in the road. The telegraph lines have not intruded, and the good people are content with their families and tbeir farms and an occasional Courier-Jodrxal Courier-Jodrxal Courier-Jodrxal to voice the doings of the great world that stretches away beyond their peaceful horizon. The tortuous bridle paths that do duty as roads wind through hills primeval, over ravines and leau into deep running streams, whose driftwood has never been disturbed by anything more energetic than a flatboat. I.T THIS SFRIXQ BEASOX the heavy rains have flashed every creek. and traveling is attended with great dangers. ine "mountain vote" ha lifted many a State convention from its feet. There is a marie in the shibboleth, "a mountain man," and time and ag in have they swung their strength in the councils of the State with royal favor. It is an important section of the State. Its mountains bristle with walnut walnut and other valuable timber that will be priceless in years to come. Tbe ground is cavernous with mines of coal and ore. Although Although many of these counties have but one or two votes in the convention, our renort would be incomplete without them, and we have procured them at great expense. Tbe county of Bell, with only one vote, ha coat tbe LOCRlER-JocRXAL LOCRlER-JocRXAL LOCRlER-JocRXAL more to renort than has the seventy votes of Louisville and Jefferson Jefferson county. Mr. Theodora Stuart, the bright and push ing editor of tbe Mt. Sterling Democrat, was given entire charge of tbe Eastern end of the State, and that be has done his work carefully, carefully, systematically and well goes without ying. He appointed Mr. Ed. C. Orear, a rising young newspaperman of Mt. Sterling, to viait ine nortoern end of tbe district and arrange for the counties to be reported. He contributes a graphic report of his perilous trip, wbicb proclaims him not only a careful observer but a graceful writer. Mr. C. C. Turner, a son of Congressman "Tom" Turner, Turner, took charge of the southern end of the district, riding through the eleven counties upon horseback and doing most faithful ser vice. . To these enterprising young gentle men the Courier Journal is indebted for valuable assistance. Mr. Orear telegraphs the following report of his trip from Peach Orchard, Lawrence county: MR. OREAR 8 RIDE. Special to tin Courier-Journal. Courier-Journal. Courier-Journal. Peach Orchard. Kt.. May 6. I boarded the midnight train at Mt. Hterlinj on tbe 16th ult. for t he Sandy Valley with the command command to bave thoae counties reported, no matter what tbe cost or trouble. 1 arrived at Ashland C. and J. Junction about four o'clock. We were put off, the fast train not stopping in tbe city. Taking tbe 9:15 a. M. train on tbe Chattaroi for Louisa, I found myself fairly on my tourney, with tbe mountains looming and the Sandy river booming and anything but a pleasant journey journey before me. I left the train at LeuLsa aud hired a horse after dinner, and after arranging arranging for the specials from that place. I started on the rough part of my iournev. I ferried tbe Louisa fork my next county, Martin, lying between it and tbe Tnsr fork of that river, and here I saw what was in store for me. Both forks of the Sandy were booming and drift wood was running in large quantities, showing very plainly that toe creeks were up. I would try to describe describe minutely my trip, but it would be almost almost as bard to do as to travel it again. I had gone but a few miles when 1 learned that Hock -castle -castle was up, and that I would bave to go several mile out of my way to cross. At tuis bridge the distance from Louisa to Eden, tbe county seat of Martin, la only twenty five miles, but I waa till 9 o'clock next luorninir inakinz it. After makuig arrangements for Martin I imiurdi tely set out for raintsville, in Johuaoa county, arriving there a little after dark, with both myself and hone nearly fag'ed, aud both so wet and muddy tuat we were unrecognisable. THE WORST TROCRLE that I had experienced up to date was in keeping on the right road. For instance, I would be away out in the woods several mile from any houae and would suddenly come where the road forked, each one look-Rig look-Rig look-Rig like it might be the rigiit one. I would finally make a guess and was just as apt to guess wrong as any other way. 1 would generally find out in aa hour or two, and it would then take twice that time to correct the error. Imagine mv disease ones when after working and gn easing and reasoning wmcn roaa to take 1 found oa a trial few minutes later that thev both merged into one. Again, tbe people in some ' sections of tbe counties throutra which I are very inquisitive, together with their good nature and oblizinz wars. I would ask, especially after passing the forks of a road, how far it was to so and so, naming the place. After answering the query, the good person would say, peering at me rloee- rloee- v nac migut yournatiie ti" ISow my ia hard to pronounce ami dial cult for them to understand, so I thought I wdbld soma other shorter, that would answer the purpose equally aa well. 1 answered. Grans." Humph. Grant: any kin to the Preai- Preai- dentf" "Yes, sir. I am one of his brothers." "Yes. rounrer brother of html" "0 yes, I am younger than Ulysses. 'Yea, you fswr aim some. Yea lot ilooklika be his brother. Well, aood-dav. aood-dav. aood-dav. You will fiad tbe distance a 'looter tha rue what I tell ye. . -i -i Bo the same inquiry was pat by u "AROTHTS IRQI'IBITIVB FRIERS. T,V a i

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  1. The Courier-Journal,
  2. 07 May 1883, Mon,
  3. Page 5

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