hospitality of mountain people barbourville ky 11 dec 1888
Tbe hospitality for which the moun tain people of Kei.too.tjr are famous still ex J its, unimpaired by the advance of civii.zed way a may be see a from tli following story in the Barbourville News, describing the experience ol Mr. D. N. Cull. Mr. Cull i a lawyer aa Barbourville, and he was in one of tbe remote counties, riding aloug o x horse. umoIh when night oveitook him. The bc-wi ys: " ThJ dsrknce tbst prevailed Is the canyon through which bo was passing was as black as a stack of black cai. Uo waa be- conln dibcou raged, wben a sodden turn la tbu road brought blcn into tbe midst of six, or eight mouciaineers armed to tbe lath. ureaun&s, questions and answers were soon txccsjirfxl, and ho soon knew tbat tba shotguns, Wiucncsteta and pt&tols ooty meant d.ewb to the coon or boar that tbe bunting party (lor ucb it proved to be) might tree. Mr. Cull Inquired tat sect tuhiods.laiii for tbe nlgbt, when an cihlbiUou of bleraiocky bubpltaltty ii oRered bim tbst was never excelled, aad, we think, rarely equaled. W tuu our traveling bulon bai mads knows bis wiaxi, one gentleman of tbc crowd more pertUieut and louder spoken than tbe rest, obtained tb Uoor, and. said: &traager, 1 know you, hut ou dou't know me. I've seen you at Ilarlao courthouse and bard you talk In the courts thar. I Used that chat you dished out In a kflunaj case thar once, and I'm yrr ti bud. Yer want rest fur the night, do ye I Well, I'm not one of yer darned moonnohsts, but what I've got U j'cuin. II yer can put u with my tare, you'ro welcome. I've only one bod In my bouse, aud me and ray old 'dm must gia-eraUy occupy If, bat If you go with me yoa can share uuo side of It, thus I act as middle mau.' - As a sample of mountain hospitality, Mr. Cull said he thought tbst h e rea bed tbe slue que. oon. and was at a leus to know bow to reer-lve so gca?rou an offer. Before he bad Urn to collect bta Id?, bow. ever, another one of tb hODtera, betrer prepared tot ratertainhig strange?, cam to bis ecoe, and (bus saved htm from a rather awkward dilemma.