Newspaper Articles
Conecuh County, Alabama

Memphis, Tennessee
June 10, 1870

The Evergreen Observer of the 2d says: A preliminary investigation of the case of Major Bill Loveless, who killed I. D. Johnson, was had in Pollard, last week, resulting in Major Loveless being remanded back to jail to await the action of the Grand Jury. The evidence on the investigation showed no redeeming feature to palliate the terrible deed committed by Major Loveless.

A fatal difficulty occurred in Pollard, Escambia County, on the 21st inst., between two well known citizens, formerly of Conecuh County, in which I. D. Johnson, ex-Sheriff, found his death by the hands of Major Bill Loveless. We have not learned the cause of the homicide, only hot words passed, when Major Loveless stepped into his house, got his gun and shot Johnson through the heart, killing him instantly.

A project is on foot in Conecuh to erect a monument to those who fell in the late war from that county.

Memphis, Tennessee
July 8, 1870

Conecuh County planters are complaining of lice on their cotton.

Memphis, Tennessee
March 14, 1880

A petition has been sent to the post office department at Washington for the establishment of a new post office at Mount Union seminary, Conecuh County, with J. C. Greene as postmaster.

Memphis, Tennessee
May 10, 1882

There is considerable complaint among the farmers of Conecuh County on account of rust in oats.

Memphis, Tennessee
August 5, 1880


A Clean Sweep made of the Political Riff-Raff of that State-Peace and Prosperity will now reign, over 60,000 Majority, and not all heard from.

How they put down with their ballots the aspirations of Radicals, Nationals, Greenbackers and all other opponents of the Public good.

Mobile, August 4A Montgomery telegram says:
Madison County gives 800 majority for the Democratic State and county tickets.
St. Clair County, 1600 majority.
Etowah County, 2000 majority.
Autauga County, 550 majority.
Lowndes County, 1200 majority.
Lee County, 500 majority for the Democratic State ticket, but is mixed on the county and legislative tickets between the Democrats and Independents.
Shelby County gives 100 majority for the State and county Democratic tickets.
Limestone County is largely Democratic for both the State and county tickets.
Elmore County gives 350 Democratic majority.
Marengo County gives a Democratic majority of 2800.
Jefferson County gives the Democratic State ticket 500 majority, but is doubtful on the legislative and county tickets.
Morrow, Independent, beats Phelan, Democrat, for judge in Jefferson County.
Bullock County gives the Democratic ticket 900 majority.
Perry County, 1400 majority.
Macon County, 1800 majority.
Blount County, 1500 majority.
Tuscaloosa County, 1500 majority.
Chilton County, 1800 majority.
Conecuh County gives the Democratic State ticket 1000 majority and the Democratic county ticket 300 majority.
Butler County elects Powell, Democrat, by 76 majority, and gives the rest of the Democrats overwhelming majorities.

All reports show an immense Democratic vote. There was no regular organized position in three-fourths of the counties, the Democrats contesting for the county offices with each other brought out all the votes. The Democratic State ticket received the benefit of this great local struggle and will have a majority of over 60,000. The Greenback Independent party was thoroughly organized in but one portion of the State, and that was in the counties comprising the district now represented by Congressman Lowe, Greenbacker. Madison, Limestone and Morgan, which gave Lowe majorities two years ago, give handsome majorities this year, and the Greenback State and county tickets will probably be defeated in every county of the district. The Democrats will elect all the judges and chancellors and nearly all the legislators and county officers.

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