Newspaper Abstracts Henderson County, Kentucky


July 11, 1905

 

Society News

 

Mrs. John Hathaway entertained with a pretty little party on last evening at her home on Locust Street.  The delightful event was given in honor of Miss Anna McClain Hathaway, of Henderson.  Cards were played and the glorious Fourth was celebrated with fireworks of which there was a large quantity for the little people.  Dainty refreshments in national colors were served.  Among those present were:  Misses Rosa Pafey, of Mt. Vernon, Illinois, Mildred Baker, Beverly Riley, Clara Hill, Fannie Perryman, Mabel Gregory, Virginia Griffith, Alice Hathaway and Pauline Gregory; Mastery Will Stone, James Green, of dallas, Texas; James Hays, Charles Kennady, Marnell Slack, Will Burfoss, Ethen Allen Hathaway, Mrs. W. B. Cosby, Mrs. A. K. Major, of Henderson; Mrs. J. T. Griffith, Mr. and Mrs. John Hathaway – OWENSBORO MESSENGER.

 

Local Brevities

C. H. Ramsey, of Sebree, was in the city last night on his way to Memphis Tenn.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Roah Griffin and little child, of Louisville, were in the city yesterday en route to Corydon to visit Dr. and Mrs. J. E. Powell.

 

Labor Day September 4th will be a boom day for Henderson, Union Labor will observe it with a grand celebration.  Preparations are already in progress to that end.

 

Mrs. R. E. Cook and children and Mrs. Mattie Geiger and daughter, Miss Hattie Laure, left last night for Chattanooga to visit their brother, Mr. and Mrs. George W. Brown.

 

Mr. S. C. Green is confined to his room as the result of being thrown from his buggy last Saturday by a fractious horse.  One side of his face and body were badly bruised and cut.  His injuries are not serious and it is hoped he will speedily recover.

 

G. C. Hutson and Miss Katie Hillenbrand, of Huntingburg, Ind., come to Henderson Sunday and went to the residence of Rev. L. W. Rose on Green and Washington streets where they were married.  They returned home yesterday morning.

 

July 12, 1905

 

Aged Resident Of The County Dead

Mrs. Rebecca Denton Passes Away at Advanced Age at Home of Her Daughters, Mrs. Charles Powell

Mrs. Rebecca Denton, one of the oldest and most highly respected residents of the county, died last night at the home of her daughters, Mrs. Charles Powell, on the Frog Island road.  She was seventy-six years of age and had spent nearly all of her life in the county.

 

Mrs. Denton was the wife of Lawrence Denton one of the most substantial farmers of the county, who died several years ago.  She was a member of the Cherry Hill Baptist church, a consistent Christian and a woman widely loved for her lovable character and many good deeds.  She leaves three living children as follows: Mrs. Charles Powell, Gillie Denton and T. W. Denton, of Mc Cracken county.

 

The deceased had been in bad health; due to the complications of old age for some time.  She bore her sufferings with wonderful fortitude and her end was peaceful.

 

The funeral services will occur today.  Interment will be at the Denton burying ground near Cherry Hill.

 

Newport’s Mayor Executes Bond

To Answer Charges of Interference With a United States Prisoner

All Results From Fight Over Caleb Powers Cell

Mayor Ruled For Contempt of Court

NEWPORT, Ky. July 11

Although the United States Marshall searched all through the night for Mayor August Helmbold, of Newport, he could not be located, and therefore escaped arrest on a warrant charging him with interference with a United States prisoner --- Caleb Powers.  Shortly before 9 o’clock, this morning the mayor left his home accompanied by Drs. George Herman and J. D. Jeancon, and went in his buggy to United States Commissioner, Leonard’s office and surrendered.  He was released on $1,000 bond to appear Thursday morning at 9 o’clock for hearing.  Drs. Jeancon and Herman signed the bond.  Ben Ploeger, Jailer of Newport; William Fisher, his assistant; Charles Wilson, his night guard, and John Ader, a citizen of Newport, will answer Friday morning in the police court to charges of assault and battery preferred by mayor Helmbold.

POWERS QUARTERS

Caleb Powers, United States prisoner, and storm center of one of the most exciting and extraordinary cases that ever developed in Newport, or anywhere else in the meantime is locked up in a large cell comfortably filled up by friends and wondering what will develop next.

 

The sudden and totally unexpected clash between the officials which marked the placing of Powers in the local jail was as exciting an episode as the prison has experienced.  It was also the cause of a tremendous tumult and came perilously near being a tragedy.  But the United States has stepped in between the two warring officials and restored order.

 

Court Room Crowded

The Newport City Court room was packed to suffocation at 1o o’clock this morning when the cases of Ploeger and his assistant jailers were called.  Judge Matt Moore order the court opened.  The long line of spectators stretched down the stairs from the second floor and through the lower hall out into the Street.  Mayor Helmbold and Chief of Police Deputy were present as prosecuting witnesses.  All the defendants were present, but their cases were continued until Friday morning.  Each was released on bond of $100.

THE MAYOR’S INJURIES

Mayor Helmbold’s lips are badly swollen, the result of his encounter with Jailer Ploeger.  Two of his Honor’s teeth are knocked out and he claims he was knocked down.  Each official asserts jurisdiction and responsibility in the case.  The mayor, however, was opposed to the finely furnished cell, a description of which was published yesterday.

 

Is is probable that Powers will be taken to the United States Commisioner’s Court Thursday to testify to the bodily force used against him by the two policemen, Flynn and Ratican, when an attempt was made to place him in the cell furnished by Jailer Ploeger.  Among other government witnesses will be Postmaster Meyers, United States Deputy Marshal Emmett Orr and the Jailer.

STATEMENT BY THE MAYOR

Mayor Helmbold returned to his office shortly before noon to assume charge of the city government.  He gave out the following interview for publication:

“I left the city hall at 9:30 o’clock Monday night and went direct to my home.  All talk that I was evading arrest is preposterous.  I remained at home until this morning, then went to Mr. Leonard’s office and gave bail!  I did not go to the jail Monday night with the intention of causing trouble.  I went there to fix things up for Caleb Powers.  I suggested that it would be better for him to be placed in a regular cell at night.  The room set apart is not in the jail proper, but a part of the city building.  I did not attempt to tell Jailer Ploeger what he shall or shall not do, but I do claim jurisdiction over not only the City Hall, but also the jail or any other city building.  The charter distinctly says I have that jurisdiction.  As to a charge that I intended to interfere with the United States officials that is simply ridiculous.”

CONTEMPT WARRANTS

United States District Judge Cochran, of the Eastern district of Kentucky, today directed the issuance of warrants charging contempt to the Federal court against Mayor Helmbold, of Newport, and Policemen Ratican and Flynn, as a result of their actions in connection with the commitment of Caleb Powers to the Newport jail last night.  Affidavits were at once drawn up by United States District Attorney Tinsley and the local officials will have to answer to this additional charge direct to the court.

 

Threw Rock Into Moving Street Car

Unknown Miscreant Smashes Glass in Audubon Car and Passenger’s Clothes are Ruine

A rock was thrown through the rear window of car number 103 on the Audubon line last evening by an unknown miscreant while the car was passing along Clay Street between Alves and Alvasia streets.  The broken glass fell in a shower on J. S. Bartlett, one of the passengers, but aside from cutting several gashes in his coat did no damage.

 

Motorman Alphonce Jenkins immediately stopped the car but could not get a glimpse of the rock thrower there is absolutely no clue to who threw the rock.

 

Besides Mr. Bartlett and his brother were   three women passengers in the car.

 

Makes Assault On Negro Grirl

Negro Meets Child on Public Road and Makes Vicious Attempt But Frightened Away

Gussie Sellers, a negro girl 15 years of age was the victim of a criminal assault Monday afternoon near her home on the Isom Sellers farm, near Robards.  Her assailant was Marshall Watson a negro, 22 years of age.

 

The girl was walking along the public road within a short distance of her home when she met Watson.  He seized her and after choking her drew a pistol and attempted to frighten the child into acceding to his wishes.  The girl screamed for help and attracted the attention of her mother who ran from the house and frightened Watson away.

 

Watson spends part of his time at Cairo and also has a home near Poole, on the Webster county line.  A warrant has been issued for his arrest, charging him with attempt to rape, by Magistrate Moss, of Robards.  The warrant is in the hands of Deputy Sheiff Durwood Denton and will probably be issued today.

 

Dick Sellars, the father of the girl, is looked upon by the white people of the neighborhood as a negro of unusual intelligence and is considered a trustworthy man in every particular.  The girl bears a good reputation among the people of the community in which she lives.

 

July 12, 1905

 

PERSONAL

Rev. and Mrs. W. Y. Allen and children, little Ray and Master Y, of Salem, Ind, were in the city yesterday enroute home from Sebree where they were attending the Lunsford-Vaughn family reunion.

 

Miss Mamie Becker, of Louisville was the guest of friends in the city yesterday while enroute to Morganfield to visit friends and relatives.

 

Miss Susie Mattingly, of Frankfort, Ky., we in the city yesterday enroute to Sebree to visit her brother Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Mattingly.

 

J. D. Walker and son Johnnie of Louisville were in the city yesterday enroue to Hanson, Ky., to visit Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Baker.

 

Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Miller and little Miss Agnes Board and Master Robert Board

 

R. L. Watson, of Dixon, was in the city yesterday on business.

T. C. Calloway went to Robards yesterday on business.

Rev. F. W. Whittenbraker, of Hopkinsville from Owensboro.

A. J. Moss went to Robards yesterday.

 

Miss Edna Davis, of Mobile, Ala is visiting Miss Nelly gray davis on Center Street.

 

Mrs. W. H. Goodrich and children, of Sebree, are visiting her sister Mrs. J. T. Spann, of Weaverton.

 

C. F. Adams, of Shelbyville was in the city yesterday enroute home from Union County.

 

Miller Sweeney, of Louisville, was in the city yesterday from Waverly.

 

Miss Edna Davis of Mobile, Ala., is visiting Miss Nelly gray Davis on Center Street.

 

Mrs. W. H. Goodrich and children of Sebree, are visiting her siser Mr. J. T. Spann, of Weaverton.

 

C. F. Adams, of Shelbyville was in the city yesterday enroute home from Union County.

 

Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Stroud and son Master Gordon, of Cypress, Ind., were in the city yesterday enroute for Portland, Oregon to spend the summer.

 

Mrs. Joseph Cohen left yesterday for Terre Haute, Ind., to visit her daughter, Mrs. S. B. Marks.

 

J. R. Bennet, of Baskett, and E. D. Bennet of the county went to Uniontown yesterday on business.

 

Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Taylor and sons John and Robert, of Peoria, Illinois returned home yesterday after a visit to Mrs. Taylor’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Bradshaw on green Street.

 

Mrs. W. E. Galloway and Miss Hattie Galloway spent the day with friends at Sebree yesterday.

 

Mrs. R. H. Trigg, of Corydon was a guest of her parents yesterday while enroute home from a visit to relatives at Hanson.

 

Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Arnett and children, of Earls, Ky., returned home y esterday after a visit to Mr. and Mrs. Claud Stanley.

 

Mrs. George Lawrence, of the county, went to Sebree yesterday to visit Mrs. John Wright.

 

Miss Lillian Thompson, of Flournoy, returned home yesterday after a visit to friends in the city.

 

Mrs. A. G. Crutchfield has moved from Miss Vance’s to Hotel Henderson for the next ten days.

 

Mrs. S. E. Wood, of Evansville, returned home yesterday after a visit to Mrs. Richard Dean, on Second Street.

 

Miss Eula Cambron, Bertha Hite and Susie Wathen, of Morganfield, were guests of friends in the city yesterday while en route home from Springfield, Ky.

 

Miss Hattie Clements, of Morganfield, was in the city yesterday on way home from a visit to friends at Lexington.

 

W. F. McArthur returned from a business trip to Dekoven yesterday.

 

Rev. J. . Clore, of Owensboro, was in the city yesterday in the interest of the Owensboro Seven Hills Chautauqua.

 

Miss Nellie Barber, of Horse Cave, Ky., returned home yesterday after a visit to Mrs. G. S. Hammon, on First Street.

 

Little Miss Louise Farnsworth went to Earlington yesterday to visit her cousin, Miss Anna Deal Bramwell.

 

D. M. Mullins, of Owensboro was in the city yesterday on business.

 

Miss Julia Howard Embrey of Chattanooga, who has been visiting Miss Mary Howard on the Zion pike left Owensboro yesterday to visit relatives before returning home.

 

Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Johnson and daughter, Misses Annie and Grace, and son, William, leave this morning for Philadelphia to reside.

 

Mrs. Esther Flexner and son, Ben Flexner, of Louisville, returned home yesterday after a visit to Mr. and Mrs. Julius Baldauf.  They were accompanied by Mr. Julius Baldauf.

 

Mrs. Fred Paff and children returned yesgterday from a visit to relatives at Nashville.

 

Owen Matthews of Allen, Texas., was in the city yesterday en route to Louisville.

 

Mrs. Sarah R. Beatty left for Chicago yesterday to visit her daught, Mrs. E. H. Ball.

 

Judge and Mrs. John Fleming Gordon, of Madisonville, were in the city yesterday from Marion, Ky.

 

Miss Caroline Bennett, of Baskett, was in the city yesterday the guest of her aunt, Mrs. Baker Hicks, on Second Street.

 

Esq. J. W. Johnson made a business trip up the Henderson route yesterday.

 

C. L. King, of Corydon, was in the city yesterday on business.

O. P. Dyer, of Morganfield, was in the city yesterday.

S. T. Sutton, of Sebree, was in the city yesterday on business.

H. H. Sights, of Corydon was in the city yesterday on business.

 

Mrs. A. R. Fuller and children of st. Louis returned home yesterday from a visit to Mr. and Mrs. Jake Bonenberger on the Corydon pike.

 

Miss Mamie Becker, of Louisville, was the guest of friends in the city yesterday while enroute to Morganfield to visit friends and relatives.

 

Miss Susie Mattingly, of Frankfort, Ky., was in the city yesterday enroute to Sebree to visit her brother Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Mattingly.

 

Mrs. J. D. Walker and son Johnnie of Louisville were in the city yesterday enroute to Hanson, Ky., to visit Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Baker.

 

Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Miller and little Miss Agnes Board and Master Robert Board of Hopkinsville, were in the city yesterday enroute home from a visit to relatives at Hardinsburg, Ky.

 

BARBECUE

The A.O. U. W. Lodge will give a barbecue at Robards, Saturday, July 15th.  Nice dancing floor and music furnished by Green’s celbrated band.  Everybody is cordially invited to come and enjoy a pleasant time.

 

ACCUSSED OF WIFE MURDER ILLNESS MAN CLEARED

PARIS, Ill. July 11 – after being out nearly all night the jury in the case of John Middleton, Jr., accused of killing his wife, returned a verdict of not guilty.

 

Deserted Wife Is Asking A Divorce

Mrs. Claudie Hoskins Wants Divorce From Husband and Possession of Their Only Child

 

Claudie Hoskins filed suit in the circuit court Tuesday asking for an absolute divorce from her husband, Thomas Hoskins.  Besides the divorce she asks the possession of their child, Bruce Hoskins, aged three years and whom she alleges has never seen his father.

 

The plaintiff alleges that she was married to the defendant at Shawneetown, Ill, on December 22, 19oo.  They lived together until December of 1902, when Hoskins left home and has since failed to provide for the support of his wife or child which was born after he had left home.  It is stated in the petition that Hoskins was last heard from at some point in Arkansas.

 

The plaintiff is represented by Dorsey & Stanley.

 

Suit on Jewelry Bill

The Equitable Manufacturing company filed suit against Thomas Jennings, of Zion, Tuesday in the cirruit court to collect a debt of $98.20.  The complaint sets forth that Jennings bought a lot of jewelry from the plaintiffs to the amount of $197.60. He paid $98.40 on the bill and is alleged to have refused to pay the rest.  The plaintiffs have their home office in Iowa City, Oa.

County Court Records

George W. Manton was appointed guardian of Alphone Russell, a minor, and furnished the necessary bond.

 

H. H. Sights was named as executor of the estate of J. D. Sights and gave the necessary bond.

 

The Powers Case

The following is a “long distance” opinion of the Caleb Powers case from the Chicago Tribune.

 

The case of Caleb Powers, once secretary of the state of Kentucky, has been removed from the state to the federal courts for alleged participation in the assassination of Gov. Goebel, and on each occasion has been found guilty, not so much because of the evidence as because the juries were made up of democrats.  Through some singular accident the names of republicans did not appear on the lists from which jurors were drawn.

 

It is an article of faith with most Kentucky democrats that Powers was concerned in the Goebel murder.  A jury made up of democrats needs little evidence to convict him.  On the other hand, most Kentucky republicans are firmly convinced that Powers is not guilty as charged.  They refuse to attach any significance to the evidence against him.  Any jury made up of republicans would find Powers not guilty.

 

The removal of the case to federal courts will secure fair play for Powers in one respect.  The jury which is to hear the evidence will be fairly drawn from the body of the community.  There will be no arrangements to get a one sided jury.  But it will be as difficult to secure impartial jurors in the federal courts as it would have been in the state courts.  If a serious effort had been made to get them, for nearly every man drawn will go into the jury box with a fixed opinion.  This being the condition of things a disagreement is more than likely.

 

Well Known Young Man Passes Away

Adolph Unverzagt Died at Home of Parents After Long Illness with Consumption

Adolph Unverzagt, one of the best known and popular young men of the city died Tuesday afternoon at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Unverzagt, 702 Second Street.  He had been ill with tuberculosis for the past six months.

 

The deceased was 29 years of age and was born in this city.  He grew up among the friends of his boyhood and as he grew into a man was blessed with so many sterling qualities that he soon became a prime favorite with all who knew him.  He was a bartender and by his courteous and gentlemanly treatment made friends all over the city.

 

Almost six months ago the young man became so ill with the disease which caused his death that he was forced to give up his employment.  At times he was seized with violent sinking spells from which it was thought he could not recover.  During all his illness he never lost his disposition and when unable to come down town received his friends at his home with a happy smile of welcome.  The news of his death brought intense sorrow to his multitude of friends.

 

The funeral services will occur Thursday morning at 10 o’clock from the German Lutheran church.

 

Besides his parents, the deceased leaves one sister, Miss Annie and two brothers,. Henry and Jacob, to mourn his loss.

 

Posse Pursing Robbers

SOMERSET, Ky. July 11 – Robbers entered the store and post office at Dabney, a few miles east of here, last night, and pilfered the cash drawer of both places.  G. C. May, proprietor of the store and the postmaster, heard the robbers, who were making their escape from the scene in a buggy, and immediately opened fire on them.  An exciting race commenced.  May and other citizens are still in pursuit of the robbers.

 

Jewels Stolen From Mrs. Charles Ohlrich

NEWPORT – July 11… When Mrs. Charles H. Ohlrichs returned home tonight after an absence of two hours she discovered that jewels valued at $10,000 had been taken from her dressing case.  The Newport police were notified.  Entrance was gained through a window.

 

Brother Killed On His Iowa Farm

MAYSVILLE, Ky., July 11 – Mrs. John Otto, residing near this city, received a telegram announcing that her brother Theodore Holtze, had been accidentally killed on his farm in Iowa.  No particulars were given of the tragedy.

 

McMahon Fine $100

Frank Mc Mahon, the Henderson product recently arrested in Evansville on an embezzlement charge was fined $100 in police court in that city Tuesday for carrying concealed weapons.  The charge of embezzlement was dismissed on a technicality.  McMahon was the possessor of a pair of knucks when arrested and the fine was assessed on that account.

 

Aided Meat Thief And Goes to Jail

Boy Who Helped Young Man Who Stole Meat From Robards Station farmer Arrested Last Night

Akre Handley, aged 18, was arrested last night at the home of Sam Ekens, near Robards, on a charge of aiding in the disposition of stolen goods and brought to the city and lodged in jail.  Handley, is believed to have assisted Smith Eakins, a son of Sam Eakins, in disposing of a lot of meat the latter had stolen from Will Ligon who lives two miles north of Robards.

 

The theft was committed one week ago Sunday night.  On Monday July 3 Handley was released from the county jail where he had served eight days on a breach of the peace charge.  He met Eakins at Anthoston Monday morning, it is believed, by previous arrangement.  Eakins had the meat he had stolen in his buggy and the two returned to Henderson where they disposed of it.

 

The officers were at once notified of the theft but the two boys dodged them and succeeded in escaping to Evansville,  Eakins enlisted in the army at Evansville but Handley was turned down by the enlisting officers and returned to Henderson Monday night.  Deputy Sheriff Durwood Denton spent the night in the city hunting for Handley but was unsuccessful.  However, he heard that his man was at the home of Eakins’ father Tuesday afternoon and arrested him there.  It was also learned that Eakins had succeeded in enlisting in the army and a telegram was sent to Evansville police to catch him at the recruiting office.  Deputy Denton was confident last evening that the young man would be arrested before he succeeded in leaving the station.

 

Handley claims that he did not know the meat had been stolen until after it had been sold, when Eakins offered to divide the proceeds of the sale with him if he would got to Evansville and turn soldier.

 

The meat stolen was four hams and four pieces of bacon.  The two men secure $5 for it.  Eakins will be charged with house breaking if caught.

EAKINS UNDER ARREST

A TELEPHONE MESSAGE WAS RECEIVED THIS MORNING AT 2 O’CLOCK BY deputy sheriff Hawkins to the effect that Smith Eakins had been arrested in the recruiting station by the Evansville police.  One of the deputies from Sheriff Young’s office will go to Evansville after the young man this morning.

 

Hopkins County Notes

There is a big fight between the Cumberland Telephone people and the Home Telephone Company, of Hopkinsville as to whether the latter shall be permitted to establish an exchange in Madisonville.

 

Mr. Ben Ashmore, a well known farmer of the St. Charles country died Sunday night, after a lingering illness.  He was fifty years old and leaves a wife and several children.  His remains will be laid to rest at Craynor’s burying ground today.

 

The twenty-eighth annual meeting of the Hopkins County Teachers’ Institute convened in the city Monday morning at the court house with a large attendance of teachers from over the county, and a very interesting and profitable meeting is promised.

 

More About Letter Writer

James Webber

Taken to Owensboro and Arraigned Before United States Commissioners

OWENSBORO, Ky., July 11 – James Webber, of Zion, Henderson county is in the Daviess county jail charged with sending obscene letters through the mail.  He was brought to Owensboro on the 7 o’clock Texas train last night by Post Office Inspector S. A. Susong, who made the arrest.  Mr. Susong has been working on the case since February and obtained sufficient facts to justify him in making the arrest only yesterday.

 

Susong came to Owensboro with his man last night and turned him over to deputy United States Marshal Nichol.  He went before Commissioner Lindsey and took out a warrant, stating practically all the facts in his affidavit. He says that Weber mailed his obscene matter in rural free delivery boxes on route No. 3 out of Henderson and that the letters were carried to the persons addressed by rural carriers.  The letters were addressed to Miss Madge King, Miss Ollie Haynes and Miss Nellie Robards, all of whom live on the same rural route as does Weber.  Obscene letters were also mailed to John Porter, of Niagra.

 

The inspector says that he has an abundance of evidence against Weber and that it is one of the worst cases he has ever had knowledge of.  The language of the letters is said to be obscene in the extreme.

 

All of the parties concerned are members of respectable families and some of them are prominent in the communities in which they live.

 

Weber is about thirty years old and of good appearance.  He has lived for several years with his widowed mother on a farm near Henderson and his standing in the community has always been good.  He was raised at Yelvington, in the county, and has a number of relatives in the county.  He objected to being placed in jail last night and requested Marshal Nichol to guard him.  The marshal agreed to do so and took Weber with him to his residence.  After remaining there for an hour or longer Weber said that he would probably need all his money for other purposes, and that, as the marshal could not afford to guard him for nothing, he believed he would go to jail.  He was locked up shortly after 9 o’clock.

 

The examining trial will be held before Commissioner Lindsey at 10 o’clock this morning.  Postmaster Worsham of Henderson, and several other Henderson county people will appear as witnesses against him.  Weber’s bond was fixed last night at $500 but it will probably be raised today if the evidence, justifies his being held over, which the officers think there is no doubt of.

 

ROBARDS

ROBARDS, Ky. July 11

We are having entirely too much rain now.  It rains every day and quite a number of farmers report their crops drowned.

 

Mr. Eakins, who has been confined to his room quite awhile is better at this writing.

 

Mr. F. L. Medearis is on the sick list.

 

Mr. Elmer Wilson, wife and little daughter, Roy Aleene left for their home in Earlington this morning.

 

The little boys of our town have organized a home talent troupe known as the “Robard’s Vandeville Show.”  They presented a fine show to a large audience Friday evening and every one was well pleased with the evening’s etertainment.  They will next appear July 10.  Everyone is invited and we promise to give you your money’s worth with interest.  Recitations, dialogues, alight of hand, graphaphone and a good orchestra.

 

The A.O.U.W. lodge will give a barbecue at Eakins Grove Saturday, July 15.  A large crowed is expected.

 

Quite a number of the boys from here went to Shawneetown Sunday on a boat excursion.

 

Mr. and Mrs. A. Brooks returned home today from Dawson Springs.

 

Mr. Pittman of Lexington, will preach at the Christian church Sunday.

 

BARBECUES

Big Barbecues are booked to be pulled off next Saturday at Anthoston and Hebbardsville.   On the following Saturday, July 22 two barbecues are promised one in the Elijah Sellars’ woods, about three miles out on the Madisonville road, and one at Coraville.  Good speeches, music and dancing with plenty of roast mutton and shoat and other toothsome edibles may be expected.

 

The worn and weary business man, all fagged out by the summer heat, should attend these barbecues for rest and recreation.

 

Local Brevities

 

William Marshall returned from Mr. Vernon, Ind., last night.

Mr. James R. Barret has returned from French Lick Springs.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Thixton arrived last night from Brimingham, Alabama, to visit relatives.

 

L. F. Bartlett left last night for Birmingham, Ala., to accept a position with the L & N.

 

Miss Georgia Greenleaf, of Lebanon, Mo., is visiting Miss Clara and Mabel Schlamp of Green Street.

 

Society News

Melvin Charles W. Callender has issued cards to an at home July 12th, 1905, from 3 to 6 p.m. in honor of his tenth birthday.

 

This evening at the home of the bride in Frayser block, Miss Irma Hartfield, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ben J. Hartfield, and Mr. J. Louis Clarke, of Atlanta, Ga., will be married.  The wedding will be a quiet one, only the families of the contracting parties being present.  The ceremony will be performed at 7:30 by rabbi Lowenthal, of Nashville, after which dinner will be served for the guests.  They will leave on the 10 o’clock Dixie Flyer for an extended Southern trip.

 

July 13, 1905

Geneva Has A Small Cyclone

 

TREES UPROOTED AND CORN BLOWN DOWN IN WIND AND RAIN STORM WEDNESDAY

 

Rain Yesterday Unusually Hard and is Interfering With Plans to Improve the Town

A wind and rain storm which swept over Henderson county shortly after 1 o’clock Wednesday took the part of a minature cyclone at Geneva.  A terrific wind accompanied the downpout at that place and the combination did no little damage.

 

The wind was strong enough to up root trees and several were torn up by the roots in that section of the county.  The corn, which had been left standing after the previous storms was blown flat to the ground and in several places fences were wrecked.

 

Fortunately there was no damage done to live stock and no one was injured.  The loss to several farmers in the immediate neighborhood of Geneva will amount to hundreds of dollars.  A severa hail storm followed the wind storm.

 

The rain lasted for almost half and hour in the city and came down in torrents.  The gutters and streets were flooded but the rain ceased before the gutters were overflowed.  On Second Street between Main and Elm, where a new granitold walk is being laid the gutter became obstructed by the gravel and rock used in the work.  The water backed up in front of Eugene Speirer’s saloon and flooded the cellar under his building.

 

During the storm lightning struck one of the Street car company’s wires and burned out the volt meters at the power house.  Traffic was delayed for a few minutes while a temporary arrangement was made to use the lines.  The cars were not delayed long and good service was given during the afternoon.

 

The meter will have to be shipped to a factory in New Jersey for repairs.  Superintendent Battin rigged up a temporary meter to be used until the repaired one is returned.

 

The rain is playing havoc with the plans of the contractors who have the work of laying the new granitold walks along main.  Second and third streets.  The walks have been torn up in several places and the rock and other material to be used in the work piled along the sides of the streets.  The continued rains prevent the workmen from finishing their tasks and there is no telling how soon they will be able to resume work.  But little can be done until the rains cease.

 

Trial Of Powers Next December

If the Supreme Court Upholds Decision of Judge Cochran Bail Will Be Granted

CINCINNATI, July 12 – It is more than probable that Caleb Powers trial in the United States Court, if he is granted one by the Supreme Court will be held at Catlettsburg, Ky., next December, according to Kentucky government officials.  They have so far been unable to figure it out otherwise.  The schedule for holding the sessions of the United States Courts in Kentucky during the coming fall is as follows:  Frankfort in September, Covington in Octover, Richmond and London in November and Catlettsburg, In December.

 

The present status of the Powers case must remain unchanged until the United States Supreme Court meets and either sustains of overrules the stand taken by Judge Cochran in assuming jurisdiction.  It does not convene until October, which fact eliminates Covington and Frankfort from the probable place of trial.  Kentucky government officials say the case cannot possibly be prepared for trial before December, which virtually means that it will be tried in Catlettsburg.

 

It is also intimated that Powers will be let out on bail before that time, no matter how much bail might be required of him.

 

Three Indicted For One Murder

Woman and Brothers Charged With Murder Of Teague At Providence

Shooting Occurred When Teague Visited Depot to talk with Wife Who Had Left Him

 

Mrs. Emma Roach, Richard Crenshaw and Robert Crenshaw were indicted here today charging them with willfully murdering Gohiston Teague at Providence June 20.  The trily was set for July 24.

 

Teague was killed in the depot at Providence.  He had married a sister of the Crenshaws and Mrs. Roach.  She had been visiting her brothers and sisters at Providence and refusing to live with Teague any longer.  On the morning of the day Teague was killed she went to the depot to return to her home in Madisonville.

 

Teague went to the depot, it is believed with the intention of talking with his wife and trying to persuade her to return to him.  A quarrel ensued in the waiting room between Teague and his wife and her relatives in the melee which followed the quarrel, Teague was shot in the head and killed.

 

It has never been clearly established by whom Teague was killed.  It is believed however, that the pistol was in the hands of Mnrs. Roach when it was fired.  All the indicted persons pleaded guilty and waved their preliminary trial.

 

The commonwealth is represented by S. V. Dixon, commonwealth’s attorney, I. B. Henry, county attorney for this county and Judge Yost.  The defendants by Baker and Baker and Harris and Blackwell of this place.  Much interest is being manifested in the outcome of the case especially at Providence - Teague’s home, many believing he was murdered in cold blood.

 

PERSONAL

Mrs. J. W. Cobb and daughter little Miss Irene, of Greenville, Ky., returned yesterday after a visit to her father W. E. Beckham.

 

Mrs. J. T. Walden and son Willis, of Baskett, were in the city yesterday on their way to Sebree to spend the day with Mr. and Mrs. Lambert Walden.

 

Mrs. Robert Wathen and Miss Marie Wathen, of Morganfield, were in the city yesterday on their return from a visitor elatives in Owensboro.

 

Miss Cora Melton, of Dixie, was in the city yesterday enroute to Manitau, Ky., to visit her uncle Dave Melton and family.

 

Miss Edna Higgins, of Hampton, Ky, is visiting her father Rev. R. H. Higgins of Hebbardsville.

 

J. L. Kendall, of Onton, Ky., was in the city yesterday on his return from a visit to relatives in the Eastern part of the State.

 

Mrs. H. J. Thomas and children of Abingdon, Va., are visiting her mother Mrs. V. C. Betts of the county.

 

Mr and Mrs. C. W. Gant of Owensboro, were in the city yesterday on their way to Hopkinsville.

 

Miss Rosie Lee Ashby, of Owensboro, was the guest of Mrs. Frank S. Haag a few hours yesterday while enroute to Nashville to visit relatives.

 

Misses Ethel Sigler and Camille Buckman, of Borydon, were in the city yesterday on their return from Sebree where they have been attending a house party given by the Misses Trustys.

 

Misses Lizzie Johnson and Etta Allen, of Morganfield, were in the city yesterday enroute home from a visit to the Misses Trusty, of Sebree.

 

Little Miss Joyce Adams, of Madisonville, returned home yesterday after a visit to Miss Ruth Orr on Clay Street.  She was accompanied by Miss Ruth who will visit her for a few days.

 

Mrs. R. W. Kimball, of Guthrie, was a guest of Mrs. W. D. Edmonson yesterday while enroute home from Uniontown.

 

A Gugenheim, of Evansville, was in the city yesterday to attend the Hartfield-Clark wedding.

 

Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Balee and little child returned yesterday from a visit to Mr. Balee’s brother, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Balee, of Guthrie, Ky.

 

Mrs. A. Heiman and daughter Miss Daisy May, of Evansville, came down yesterday to attend the Hartfield – Clark wedding.

 

Mr. Sam Gugenheim, of Marion was in the city yesterday to attend the Hartfield-Clark wedding.

 

Rev. R. E. C. Lawson went to Hopkinsville yesterday to officiate at the Stolzy-Howe wedding last night.

 

Mrs. J. P.  Hunter and daughter, Miss Louise, left for Elkton, Ky yesterday to reside.

 

Mrs. Phil Schlamp and little daughter Miss Mary Ann and Miss Julia Geibel went to Earlington yesterday to visit Mrs. Schlamp’s sisters Mrs. C. H. McGary and Miss Annie Moore.

 

Mrs. George Pollard and children little Miss Estell and Master Everitt of Hopkinsville, were guests of Mrs. Pollord’s mother in law Mrs. Joe Pollard yesterday while enroute to Owensboro to visit relatives.

 

Miss Eleanor Lehrbach and Emma Sexauer, of New York, are visiting Miss Ethel Parker Lieber, on Green Street.

 

Miss Lila Archibald, of Slaughterville, returned home yesterday after a visit to her sister, Dr. and Mrs. D. O. Hancock, on seconde Street.

 

R. D. Lightfoot went to Sebree yesterday on business.

 

Henry Overstreet, of Owensboro, was in the city yesterday on business.

 

Mrs. J. T. Anderson and children of Corydon, were in the city yesterday en route home from a visit to Mrs. J. T. Luton, of Baker Station, Tenn.

 

Miss Ada Morton, of Madisonville, is visiting her aunt, Mrs. David Bee while en route home from South Mc Allister, I. T.

 

Mrs. C. M. Heavrin and children, of Owensboro, are guests of Mr. and Mrs. L. b. Rosenfield.

 

Misses Anna and Mary Starling of Hopkinsville, were guests of Mrs. Harding yesterday while en route to Owensboro.

 

Mrs. Richard Crafton and son, Murray went to Sebree yesterday to visit Mr. and Mrs. Lambert Walden.

 

Mrs. W. H. Stites left yesterday for Denver, Col. To spent the summer.

 

Mrs. John Waller and daughter, little Miss Irene, of Morganfield, returned home yesterday after a visit to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Riddle, on Avles Street.

 

Miss Mary Poor , of Newburgh, Ind., and Miss Jessie Lemon, of Petersburg Ind., are guests of Mr. and Mrs. James L. Lambert, on South Main Street.

 

Miss Mabel Murry, of Uniontown is a guest of Mr. and Mrs. Mason t. Dyer, on Main Street.

 

Rev. E. S. Jordan, of Spottsville, was in the city yesterday en route to Morganfield.

 

Mrs. J. S. Adcock and son, Master Cy, returned yesterday from a visit to Mrs. T. M. Spencer, of Paducah.

 

Mrs. C. C. Proctor, of Corydon, returned home yesterday from a visit to her daughter, Mrs. R. M. Herndon, at Hotel Henderson.

 

Miss Eva M. Bryan, of Syracuse, N. Y., who is visiting Mrs. J. P. Williams went to Sturgis yesterday to visit Miss Flora Nelson for a few days.

 

E. W. Starling, of Birmingham Ala, was in the city yesterday en route to Owensboro.

 

Mr. Sam Stites, of Louisville, returned home yesterday.

Sam H. Cromwell returned from Louisville yesterday.

Charley Thorne, of Madisonville, was in the city yesterday.

J. W. Willett, of Owensboro, was in the city yesterday.

Miss Mary King returned from Beaver Dam, Ky., yesterday.

Monroe Hall, of Onton, was in the city on business yesterday.

J. W. Beal went to Sebree yesterday on business.

B. M. Porter, of Robards, was in the city yesterday on business.

J. W. Royster, of Robards, was in the city on business yesterday.

 

Mr. E. E. Stodghill and children, or Morganfield, were in the city yesterday on their way home after a visit to relatives at Madisonville.

 

Youth Assaults His Aged Rival

Old Negro Man Who Won Sweetheart With Money Cut and Pounded By Boy She Jilted For Aged Man

Lige Smith, black on the shady side of sixty years of age, was sliced behind the ear with a razor and thumped on the head with a beer bottle Wednesday morning.  Both weapons were in the hands of John Hays, a copper colored and husky youth.

 

The trouble between the aged black man and the more youthful yellow fellow occurred on that portion of Second Street known as the Midway.  As is usual when negroes get to fighting the trouble arose over a woman.

 

The pair have not been on speaking terms for six months because Mattie Ross, a midway belle, showered her attentions on Smith who in turn showered his money on the gay Mattie.  Hays was in love with the girl and waxed angry at the old man when Mattie seemed to think more of Lige and his money than she did of him.

 

Wednesday morning Hays led himself to the Midway to find Smith.  He encountered the old fellow on the Street near one of the saloons and proceeded to pick a quarrel.  Lige saw hime drawing something out of his pocket and struck at him with a cane in the mixup which followed Smith was sliced behind the ear.  The men fell apart after the first struggle when Hays picked up a beer bottle and struck his aged rival over the think tank.  Lige was forthwith a dead one and lay in a mud puddle while  Hays did a hot foot down the Street.

 

Hays was arrested by several members of the police force who rounded him up shortly after the fight took place.  He was presented in police court on the charge of striking and cutting with intent to kill Wednesday afternoon.

 

Smith appeared in court with his head swathed in a red handkerchief and told the story of the trouble.  He had several witnesses who corroborated him.  Hays went on the stand, admitted that he had a razor in his hand when the fight started, but claimed that he dropped it in the scuffle and struck the old man with his fist only after Lige had struck at him with a cane.

 

Lige wore the hate he had on when the fight started and there was a hole in the rim which he claimed was not there before.  Hays claimed the hole had been punched in the hat by Smith to make the case strong against him.

 

“How do you explain the presence of this blood on the end of the razor if you didn’t use it on Smith?” asked Judge Walker of Hays.

 

“O, that blood got there last night when Miss Mattie Ross trimmed her corns with the razor,” replied Hays while the well crowded court roared hilariously at the explanation.

 

“I’ll just hold you to the grand jury in the sum of $200 and you will have all summer to think up a better excuse,” replied the judge.

 

WILLISON CASE POSTPONED

Frank Willison, charged with stealing bicycles was in court for trial on the charge of stealing a wheal from Peter Carey.  His atgtorney was not in court and the case was carried over until Friday.

 

The charge of breach of the peace against, George Abel preferred by George Mullen was dismissed.  Mr. Able had Mullen arrested several days ago on a similar charge after they had quarreled over a cow trade.  Mullen was tried before a jury and fined $5.  He then swore out a warrant for Abel.

 

City Attorney Galloway submitted the case to Judge Walker on the evidence heard when Mullins was tried.  The court dismissed the case because he did not think the defendant had been the aggressor in the difficulty.

 

J.T. Hunter If Given Promotion

Change Made in Management of Singer Machine Company’s Office of This Place

A change has been made in the local management of the Singer Sewing Machine Co.’s office.  J. T. Hunter, who has been manager of the Henderson office for several months has been promoted to supervising agent of the Western Kentucky division and Lex F. Hale, of Muncie, Ind., has been sent here to take charge of the office made vacant by the promotion of Mr. Hunter.

 

The position which as been given Mr. Hunter is an enviable one.  He will have charge of fourteen offices in the western part of the state and his duties will keep him on the road the greater part of the time.  His family will remove to Elkton, their former home within a short time.  Mr. Hunter and his family have made many friends in the city who will greatly regret to see them leave.

 

Mr. Hale is a native of Mayfield, Ky., but has had charge of the office of the company at Muncie for some time.

 

New Press Operator

Louis R. Geiss, of Evansville, has been sent here to take charge of the Gleaner Associated Press wire in the place of S. Hodge Heilbronner, who broke his arm several days ago.  Mr. Giess is an unusually fine operator and has been in the employ of the Postal company for several years.  He worked in Henderson for about three months last summer.

 

Meat Thief Confesses

Smith Eakins, the young man arrested in the army recruiting station at Evansville Tuesday evening on the charge of breaking into the home of William Ligon near Robards, was brought here Wednesday afternoon by Deputy Sheriff Hawkins and locked up.  He confessed to the theft and implicates Akre Handley, the young man arrested Tuesday, for aiding in the sale of the stolen meat.

 

Girls Assailant Caught

Marshal Watson, the negro boy charged with attempting to criminally assault Gussie Sellers, a negro girl near Robards Monday was arrested in Robards last night by Deputy sheriff Denton and brought here to jail.  The boy had heard the officers were on his trail and had gone to Robards to catch a freight train.  He denies that he attempted to assault the girl.

 

Contempt Rules Quashed By Court

Newport’s Mayor and Policemen Must Answer Other Charges, However

NEWPORT, Ky. July 12 – Newport citizens have resumed their wonted tasks this morning after a night and a day of excitement caused by the clash between the officials over the treatment of Caleb Powers in the city jail.  Affidavits had been prepared against Mayor August Helmbold and Policeman Flynn and Ratican charging them with contempt of court. This morning  however, counsel for both factions got together and after a long distance telephone talk with Judge Cochran at Maysville, it was finally agreed that the contempt proceedings against the Mayor and his officers should be withdrawn.

 

United States Attorney J. H. Tinsley was then instructed to quash the affidavit.  This is practically the only new development in the case today.  The case against the Mayor charged with “Interfering with a United States prison, Caleb Powers,” will be called in the court of United States Commissioner George Leonard, tomorrow morning at 9 o’clock.

 

Long Returnns To City Last Night

Left Wife as Early as Possible But Could Not Reach Hopkinsville in Time to Play in Games

Outfielder Arthur Long reached the city last evening at 10 o’clock coming here from Evansville.  He left home the moment the health ofMrs. Long would permit his absence.

 

The player wired Secretary Zimbro that he would join the team at Hopkinsville but when he reached Louiville found he could not get a train to Hoptown in time to play in either of the games so came on here to await the arrival of the men last evening.  He will be in the game this afternoon and will again assume the captaincy of the team.

 

Mrs. Long is still very sick.  She is at the home of her parents, butis thought to be improving.  The outfielder regretted being away from the team but felt that his place as with his wife during her illness.  He fears that he may be called back home though the physicians think there is no doubt of the ultimate recovery of his wife.

 

Man Killed On Public Square

Alva Mc Clure While Resisting Arrest, Shot to Death by One of Two Officers

LEITCHFIELD, Ky. July 12, - Alva D. Mc Clure, son of J. P. Mc Clure, jeweler, was shot and killed on the Public Square about 10’o’clock last night while resisting arrest.  He was boisterous and drinking and Town Marshall Tom Baird and deputy sheriff Hardin Coppage attempted to arrest him.  Mc Clure drew his knife and cut Coppage once in the head, when both officers began firing.

 

One bullet took effect in Mc Clure’s back and he ran to a yard just off the Public Square, where he fell dying in twenty minutes.

 

Young Mc Clure, who leaves a widow and two small children had been drinking during the afternoon and was taken home by his brother.  Early in the night he returned to the Public Square and the shooting resulted.

 

Despondent Man Kills Himself

John Cox, of Spencer County, Commits Suicide With His Rifle

TAYLORSVILLE, Ky., July 12 – News has just reached here of the suicide of John Cox, a well known young farmer of near Mt. Eden, this county.  Cox shot himself with a rifle in the avenue leading to the residence of his sweetheart, Miss Sallie Mc Gee.  The deed was committed about nine o’clock at night, but was not known until the body was found by the girl’s brother this morning.  The following note was found in the dead man’s pocket:

 

Sallie:  You know why I do this, for I told you yesterday morning.  It is over you and the way my mother has done.  I loved you, but I had as well be away from you first, as last.  Please let my brother know.

 

Despondent over his love affair caused Cox to take his life as it is said the girl had refused to marry him.  Cox was about twenty-four y ears of age and well known in the section in which he lived.

 

News of the Neighborhood

Cairo

Cairo, Ky., July 12 – A great deal of rain has fallen here recently, but the damage is not near so great as is reported from other precincts.  The crops are not seriously damaged so far, but corn and tobacco on the hill land have been greatly benefited, and in deed a great deal of rain was their only salvation.  Of course the crops are becoming foul as the ground is too wet to cultivate, but it is hoped that the clouds will clear away and the sun shine brightly ere it is too late.

 

Wheat threshing has been considerably delayed but the wheat is not seriously damaged owing to the several days and half days of wind and sunshine between the many rains.  With another day or two of continued sunshine threshing will resume again.

 

Grass and oats have been damaged some, but are not ruined.

 

The many friends and relatives of Mrs. Marima Alderson are planning to give her a basket dinner Tuesday July 25 in loving commemoration of her 90th birthday.  Everybody is cordially invited to come and bring a basket.  The dinner will be served on the alwn in front of her residence.  This will be a rare occasion should Mrs. Alderson live till that day, for it is no common thing for one to live 90 years.  Come friends and let’s give grandmother a real joyful day.

 

Mr. and Mrs. William Konsler entertained at dinner Tuesday, the following company:  Mr. and Mrs. Jim Sights, of Niagra; Mr. and Mrs. Al Biggs, of Corydon; Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Mc Mullin, of near Roberds; Mr. and Mrs. Peter Konsler, of near Niagra.  Mrs. Konsler and daughter, Miss Maggie, and Dr. and Mrs. H. P. Sights and daughter, Miss Ethel, of Paducah, Ky.  Dr. and Mrs. Sights and Miss Ethel and Mr. and Mrs. Jim Sights were guests of Mr. Konsler and family from Monday afternoon til Tuesday afternoon when they returned to Niagra.

 

Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Sugg and little daughter, of Henderson, spent Saturday night and Sunday with Mr. U. E. Sights and family.

 

Mrs. Lillie Royster and son, Austin, spent Saturday in Henderson.  They visited D. W. Wayland, who is ill with typhoid feer.  Mr. Wayland is improving some now.

 

Dr. and Mrs. H. P. Sights called to see “Grandmother” Alderson Tuesday morning.

 

W. T. Cottingham spent last Friday in Dixie with his sister, Mrs. William Mc Clure, who has been quite ill for sometime.

 

Miss Jeanette Sutton has owing to the illness of her aunt, Mrs. China Whitledge had to postpone her visit to friends in Cairo for a few days but we hope it won’t be long until she comes.

 

Quite a number of young people from Cairo attended the ice cream supper at Posey Chapel last Sunday evening.

 

A large number attended the surprise birthday dinner at Mr. Andrew Bingomer’s Tuesday.

 

Ripe peaches are plentiful.  Mr. G. T. Baldwin has sold a great many and still has many more.

 

Apples are plentiful and there is simply an abundance of very find blackberries.

 

This is a fine old world we live in.  There will be plenty and to spare of corn and tobacco and other things made this year and many a farmers’ bank account will be enlarged.  Some of the farmers seem a little discouraged but it can’t last long.

 

“What’s the use of folks a frownin’  When the way’s a little rough?  Frown lay out the road for smilin’ – You’ll be wrinkled soon enough,  What’s the use?  The sunshines bright today as it did almost all day yesterday.

 

Delaware

Delaware, Ky., July 12 – D. H. Edginton, who has been to Livermore for four or five weeks, overhauling the Atherton Roller Mills, has returned home.

 

Mrs. Mattie Smith, matron of the Ladies Christian home, Owensboro, and Miss Elizabeth Allen head miller for the Greenville Mercantile Co., of Greenville, Ky are spending their vacation with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Allen.

 

Mrs. Norb Cooke, Jr., of Owensboro is visiting friends in town.

 

Mrs. J. J. Payne and children, of Louisville are expected in town in a few days to spend their usual summer outing.  They will receive a hearty welcome by their many friends.

 

“Old Man” Sam Hoover attended the Mathely hanging at Owensboro Friday.

 

Mr. Lambert, of Lewisport, Ky., is visiting his daughter, Mrs. N. M. Coleman.

 

Will May will ship three hundred bushels of corn to W. H. Small and Co., on the palatial freight and passenger boat,  “We Three”, on her next trip.

 

Messrs. B. T. and S. L. Galloway two of our most prosperous farmers have returned from Evansville, where they purchased the patterns for two very fine houses which they will have erected at once.

 

The continued heave rains for the last week has destroyed large quantities of wheat- oats, hay and tobacco in this section.  There was almost a continuous downpour from Monday  morning to Tuesday  morning, completely submerging crops in all low lands.

 

Jennie Shaw Will Sue Members Of Mob

For the Death of Her Husband Who Was Shot and Killed By Them

Hawesville, Ky., July 12, - Jennie Shaw, wife of “Dock” Shaw, who was shot to death by a mob near Lewisport a few weeks ago, was in town last week and asked the Fiscal Court to pay for household goods which were lost in the residence fired by the mob in order to make her “crazed husband” leave so he could become a target for a hundred guns.  No appropriations was made.

 

It is now understood that the woman who was Jennie Lee of Hawesville has employed counsel and will sue individual members of the mob for damages.  It is thought that if she gets judgment against any member of the mob that face alone would be a signal for many other suits by her attorney and others against officials, insurance companies, etc.  It is said that all parties interested are awaiting developments along the line.

 

Local Brevities

F. O. Allison went to Madisonville last night on business.

Rabbie I. Lowenthal, of Nashville, returned home last night.

Henry P. Barret returned last night from a trip through the East.

 

W. J. Slater, of Louisville, Superintendent of the Postal Telegraph Company was in the city yesterday.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Lester Cook and son, Master Russell, returned last night from a visit to friends at Spottsville.

 

Joseph K. Lockett returned last night from Portland, Ore; where he attended the Lewis and Clark Exposition.

 

Charles Price, of Louisville, Superintendent of construction of the Postal Telegraph company was in the city yesterday.

 

B. H. Denton, of the county, returned last night from Shelbyville, Ky.  He was accompanied by his sister, Mrs. Edna Wilgus.

 

Frank H. Hutcheson Jr. managing editor of the Madisonville Hustler is at home for a few days recuperating from a temporary indisposition.

 

Messrs. C. G. Morgan and William Ezell will give a barbecue Saturday July 22nd on Letcher Street in Cottonwood Grove in Audubon.  They promise a good time to those who attend.

 

Society Notes

 

The Hartfield – Clark Wedding

Last evening at the home of the bride, in Frayser block, Miss Irma Hartfield, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ben J. Hartfield, and Mr. J. Louis Clark, of Atlanta, Ga., were married at the home of the bride’s parents, in the Frayser block, at 7:30 o’clock Wednesday evening.  Rabbie Lowenthal, of Nashville officiated.

 

The bride, who is counted as one of Henderson’s handsomest girls, looked unusually lovely in her wedding gown of white point d’spirit over white taffeta, and carrying a shower bouquet of sweet peas.

 

The only attendants were Miss Daisy May Heimann, of Evansville, a cousin of the bride, and Mr. Jesse Hartfield, brother of the bride.  The bride maid’s gown was of pink mull, and she also carried sweet peas.

 

It was a pink and white wedding, and decorations being in accordance.

 

The bridal party stood under a floral canopy during the ceremony, and after receiving congratulations, a sumptuous wedding supper was served to the guest, which included only the relatives.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Clark left on the ten o’clock southbound traint o spend their honeymoon at Lookout Mountain.

 

The groom is a successful business man, of Atlanta, and the young couple will make their home there.

 

The bride is possessed of many charming characteristics, which will Grace any circle in which she may move, and no doubt she will make many friends in her new home.

 

They were the recipients of many handsome wedding presents, which be token their high esteem in which they were held.

 

The good wishes of a host of friends will follow them to their new home.

 

Stolzy-Howe Nuptials

Near Hopkinsville, Ky., at seven thirty last night, Mr. Cecil Howe, of this city, was married to Miss Alice Stolzy.

 

The bride is the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Stolzy who until recently resided in this city.  She is a beautiful and attractive young lady and Mr. Howe is to be heartily congratulated by his friends.

 

The young groom is the son of Mrr. A. J. Howe and a young man of much promises.

 

The ceremony was performed by Rev. R. E. C. Lawson of the Second Presbyterian Church of this city.

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Wednesday evening, Miss Ethel Barker Lieber entertained at dancing in the pavilion at Atkinson Park in honor of her visitors, Misses Eleanor Lehrbach and Emma Sexauer, of New York.

 

Miss Hilda Jones, entertained a few friends at her home in Edgewood Wednesday afternoon in honor of her sixth birthday.

 

July 14, 1905

 

Negro With Call Gets A Thumping

Black Boy from Corydon Wanted to drink With White Folks and Recieves Sobering Blow

Reckless familiarity with old booze caused Robert Green, a Corydon negro to receive a thump across the anterior portion of his brain protector Thursday afternoon.  The thump produced a gash three inches long and had the effect of making Green the soberest negro in the city.

 

The colored gentleman from down Corydon way ambled into William Epley’s saloon at First and Main streets during the afteroon and proceeded to make acquaintance with different brands of joy water.  He soon became possessed with an idea that he had been chosen to remove all class distinctions and wanted Epley to serve from the part of the bar where the white men drink.  In explaining his ambitions he became rather insulting and the bar boy reached over the counter and thumped the black fellow with a club kept laying around to use on the obstreperous kind.

 

The wound bled freely and Green set up a might howl.  He was taken to the police station.  Dr. Forwood was summoned to dress the gash.  The physician took green to his office in order that he might do a better job.  When the bandages had been anchored to his wooly cranium Green hiked for Corydon leaving behind his aspiration to drink with the white folks and to insult the purveyors of happiness juice.

 

Fine Orchards In Cairo Section

Thousands of Apple, Peach, Pear and Plum trees For Commercial Use

Editor Gleaner: -

 

Henderson county is fairly well supplied with family orchards.  Commercial orchards, until within a few years past, have not been encouraged to any appreiable extent within the county.  It is therefore occasion of surprise to learn through personal observation and investigation the true extend and variety of the fruid orchards in the Cairo district.  True, the trees constituting these orchards are young as year, in the main ranging from one to ten years old – but many of thee trees are now bearing fruit, and a goodly number are in full bearing.

 

“Cairo” said a conservative, well informed fruit grower.  “Cairo will market ten years hence two hundred car loads of fruit per annum.”

 

From the number and extend of the orchards the claim seems reasonable.  In six or eight years, should the seasons prove favorable, the fruit crop from these orchards should yield an enormous revenue.

 

The largest commercial orchard in the county is that of Esq. George Baldwin.  The orchard is situated a half mile south of Cairo.  At present it covers 60 acres and ten or fifteen additional acres, will be added this year.  All told there are 2,600 apple trees.  The greater number of these are from 4 to 6 years and are of the Wine Sap variety.  The Wine Sap is good in any market at any time and is esteemed by fruit growers as pre-eminently the best apple for this county. 

Other Orchards

Dr. Ben Floyd has 700 pear and 2,00 apple trees.  This is one of the best cared for orchards around Cairo, and therefore, one of the prettiest.  John Hust is the superintendent for the Floyd orchards.

 

James Sabiston has 10 acres in apples, pears and peaches.

 

Lee Sights has 250 p ear trees.

 

Green Whitledge, 200 pear trees.

 

Dr. Charles Galloway has 150 pear trees and 1,000 apples trees.

 

Woodson Rudy 100 pear and 700 apples trees, besides plums, cherries, damsons, grapes and strawberries.

 

Fred Rudy has 100 pear and 1,000 apple trees.

 

John Sellars, has peaches, apples, pears and plums for the number of 800 trees.  Mostly from 2 to 5 years old though some are 12 and 15 years old.  This is one of the loveliest of Cairo orchards.

 

Floyd Sights has 500 apple trees.

 

Jack Melton has 400 apples trees.

 

Charles Sugg has 300 pear and 1,000 apple trees.

 

Polk Liles has 700 apple trees.

 

Harbart King, of Corydon, has an orchard of 1,000 apple trees near Cairo.

 

Many family orchards around Cairo approach the dignity of commercial orchards, but the Gleaner cannot mention the family orchards in detail.

 

All told there are over 11,000 pear trees right around Cairo.

 

There are many commercial orchards around Robards, concerning which the Gleaner hopes to comment freely at some near time in the future.  For the Gleaner is a strong advocate of fruit culture.

 

Some of the Cairo fruit growers hoe around their young tree at least twice a year to kill the weeds, and Grace and loosen up the surface to the end of the young tree may stand the drouth the better.  A mulch of weeds or straw is accounted good for the trees – especially the young trees.  And on the poor hills and worn hillsides manure and fertilizer are used by those who are succeeding best.

 

In a few years Cairo will undoubtedly have a canning factory with cide and vinegar machinery adjunct.

 

In a few more years Cairo will undoubtedly have a trolley line.

 

Personal

Mr. John Pierce went to Corydon yesterday to visit her daughter, Mrs. T. B. Randolph.

 

Rev. Joseph Odendahl, of Henshaw, Ky., was in the city yesterday the guest of Rev. E. J. Lynch while enroute home from Breckinridge county, where he has been attending the dedication of a church.

 

Misses Jessie and Elizabeth Byers went to Owensboro yesterday to attend a house party given by their aunt, Mrs. H. S. Byers at her home, the “Seven Gables”.

 

Rev. E. S. Jordan, of Spottsville was in the city, yesterday from Morganfield.

 

Mrs. Ella McCormick and daughter, Miss Louise, went to Stanley yesterday to visit relatives.

 

Miss Zoe Everett and little brother, Master Lee, of Sebree, were in the city yesterday en route to Indianapolis to visit their brother, g. W. Everett and family.

 

Miss Mannetta Kemper left yesterday for Waukeshaw, Wisconsin, to spent a few weeks.

 

Misses Grace and Anna Johnson and little niece returned from a visit to relatives at Robards  yesterday.

 

G. L. Dial, proprietor of the Sebree Springs, was in the city yesterday.

 

C. S. Lach, of St. Louis, traveling freight agent for the N.C. & St. L., was in the city yesterday on business and introducing J. R. Chrishman, his successor.

 

Mrs. Jacob Klein and son, Master Jacob jr., of Evansville were in the city yesterday attending the funeral of Adolph Unverzagt.

 

Mrs. M. J. Smithart, of Reeds, returned home y esterday after a visit to Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Smithart, of Wilson.

 

Mrs. Lizzie Eastin, of Spottsville, spent the day in the city yesterday with friends.

 

Mrs. W. F. Campbell and son, Walter, of Morganfield, were in the city yesterday on their way to Madisonville to visit Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Finley.

 

A. L. Smith, of Zion, was in the city yesterday en route to Morganfield on business.

 

Little Miss Nellie Whitecotton, of Sullivan, Kentucky, is visiting her grandmother, Mrs. C. E. Willingham, of Niagra.

 

Rev. J. T. Rushing, of Owensboro, was in the city yesterday on his way to Marion, Ky.

 

 

Mr. Sam Gugenheim, of Marion, returned home yesterday after attending the Hartfield-Clark wedding.

 

Joseph a. Justice, of Providence was in the city yesterday on business.

 

Mrs. Joe Metz, of Trenton, Ky., went to Evansville yesterday to visit friends after attending the Hartfield-Clark wedding.

 

Mrs. Joseph H. Clore and little son, went to Sebree Springs yesterday.

 

Mrs. J. J. Woodson and little child, of Providence, were in the city yesterday on their way home from a visit to relatives in Owensboro.

 

Mrs. J. L. Jackson, of Howell, Ind., and Master Chester Hewlett, of Hanson, Ky., were in the city yesterday from Hanson on their way to Owensboro to visit relatives.

 

Walter and Herman Green, of Spottsville, were in the city yesterday from Hanson on their way to Owensboro to visit relatives.

 

Walter and Herman Green, of Spottsville were in the city yesterday.

 

Mrs. T. B. Rodman went to Casey, Ky., yesterday to visit Mrs. A. A. Winfrey for a few days.

 

Mrs. W. S. Kleiderer and daughter, Miss Rosalie, went to Earlington yesterday to visit her sister, Mrs. J. E. Vaught.

 

Mrs. L. A. King and little daughter, Miss Elizabeth, left for Nashville yesterday to visit her sister, Mrs. W. M. Armstead for a few days, when they go to Maura City, I., to spend the summer.

 

Mrs. W . H. Goodrich and children, of Sebree, returned home yesterday after a visit to her sister, Mrs. J. T. Spann of Weaverton.

 

Miss Ernestine Smith, of Spottsville, was in the city shopping yesterday.

 

Mrs. Mollie Otey, of Louisville was in the city yeterday on her way home after a visit to her father, J. S. McMullins, of Sebree.

 

Mrs. W. M. Notter, of Mt. Vernon, Ind., was in the city yesterday to see her son, William Notter, at Letcher’s hospital.

 

Mrs. C. C. McHenry and little child left yesterday for Carmi, Ill., to visit relatives.

 

Mrs. Richard Johnson, of Elkton, Ky., is visiting I. and Mrs. G. H. Hays on center I.

 

Miss Fannie Nelson, of the county, went to Nebo, Ky., y esterday to visit Misses Morrow for a week.

 

Mrs. A. Heiman and daughter, Miss Daisy May, of Evansville, returned home y esterday.

 

Aaron Waller and C. M Bullitt left for Louisville yesterday.

R. D. Lightfoot returned from Sebree yesterday.

Gus Starr returned from French Lick Springs yesterday.

R. D. Lightfoot returned from Sebree yesterday.

Mrs. Robert Dixon went to Sebree Springs yesterday.

Ed Hodge went to Providence yesterday.

Miss Mary Baskett went to Corydon yesterday to visit relatives.

John T. Handley went to Morganfield yesterday on business.

H. C. Stroud was down the I. C. Yesterday.

Mrs. Anna Stites left for Columbus, Ohio, yesterday.

Miss Julia Lambert left for Louisville yesterday.

A Gugenheim, of Evansville, returned home yesterday.

J. W. Triplett, of Robards, was in the city yesterday.

Master Pierce Randolph, of Corydon was in the city yesterday.

Judge John W. Lockett went to Dixon yesterday to attend court.

 

The Grand Jury To Investigate A Mystery

Mayfield, Ky., Jul 113 – In obedience to a request by a petition signed by about 200 citizens of Mayfield and Graves county, Circuit Judge R. G. Bugg has called a special session of the grand jury for July 24, to further investigate the cause of the death of a strange man that was found dead east of the city December 22 last year.  It is believed here now that the jury will be able to find enough evidence to bring the light the cause of the man’s death.

 

Posey Chapel

Posey Chapel, Ky., Jul 13 -  The ice cream supper that was here last Saturday, July 8,mproved a great success.  Thirty two dollars was realized from it.  A big crowd attended and every body reports having had a good time.  Our hearty thanks to all, who so generously helped us in the undertaking.

 

Some improvemenTs are being made at present on the church and surroundings, and when completed will compare favorable with any in the country.

 

Our school is prosperous.  We have some sixty members with an average attendance of about forty every Sunday, but have room for many more.

 

There will be preaching here next Sunday, July 16, at 3 p.m. by Rev. C. V. Cook, of the First Baptist Church of Henderson.  We hope everybody will come out to hear one of Henderson’s best preachers.  Do not miss this opportunity to attend service but come one and all.

 

Sunday School every Sunday afternoon at 3:30; Young People’s Bible Union every Saturday night at 8:15.  Come join us: a warm welcome awaits you.               H.R.G.

 

Young Meat Thieves Will Be Tried Today

Magistrate Moss, of Robards, Will Hold Examining Trials in Two Important Cases

Smith eakins and Akre Handley will be tried today before Magistrate J. R. Moss at Robards for stealing meat from William Ligon, a farmer in that neighborhood.  Eakins is charged with housebreaking and Handley with aiding in disposing of stolen goods.

 

Both the young men are in jail.  Eakins has admitted that he broke into the Ligon meat house and removed the meat from it.  Handley also confesses to his part of helping Eakins sell the stolen meat in this city.

 

Malcom Watson, a negro charged with attempting to assault Gussie Selles, also colored, near Robards last Monday, will also have his preliminary trial before Magistrate Moss today.  J. S. Powell will represent the State at both trials.

 

Powers Asks Not To Be Called

In the Case Against the Mayor –Belief That Warrants Will Not be Served

Newport, Ky., July 13, - Caleb Powers sent an urgent request to United States District Attorney Tinsley that he be not called as a witness today against Mayor Heimbold and Patrolmen Ratican and Flynn.  The government has ample witnesses he suggests, and he would prefer not to mix up ina purely local and domestic trouble.  The preliminary hearing of the Mayor and police will be held before Commissioner Leonard this morning.

 

Judge Cochran at Maysville; has been in further communication with that the contempt proceedings against the Mayor and patrolmen, be sidetracked.  It is now practically assured that the warrants will never be served.

 

The efforts of Jailer Ploeger and the United States Marshals will be directed to the charges to conspiring to interfere with a Federal prisoner and to intimidate United States officers.  The trial will be held before Judge Moore, of the Police court Friday.

 

Local Items

 

Opening Evenings

Family Parties can spend an enjoyable afternoon or evening at Haag’s Pavilion.  A nice lunch at moderate cost.  Good attention and good order prevail.  Opposite Fair Grounds.

 

Bargains – One house and lot $400; and $700; one $800; in the city. Lots in Audubon addition from $75 up.  Apply to M. H. Stanley.

 

Lost – On Main Street between First and Sixth, a pocketbook containing several dollars.  Finder eturn to Gleaner office and receive reward.

 

FOR SALE – House and lot, Dixon, near Alvasia; house and lot, Adams, near clay; store house on Second Street, 355 acres of land, Nathan Gibson farm, 3 miles from Corydon.  Appply F. Haag,& Bros.

 

FOR SALE – Two Cypress incubators, 120 and 260, two brooders and seven hundred chickens.  Call 456 ole telephone.

 

FOR SALE – A desirable farm on the Zion pike, near the city.  Elegant house, good water and barns.

 

Also city residence and a store room.  Apply to:  LAMBERT & WEAVER

 

Local Brevities

Apples are selling from the wagon at 15 cents a peck.

 

Walter Brashear returned from Owensboro last night.

W. W. Williams returned from Owensboro last night.

John Gallus, of the county, left for Louisville last night.

 

B. S. Morris returned last night from a business trip to Owensboro.

 

Mis Minnie Labry returned last night from a visit to her sister, Mrs. C. W. Brown, of Evansville.

 

Miss Nannie Head, of Lexington, was a guest of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Spalding last night while en route to Corydon.

 

Mrs. F. Haag, returned last night from Terre Haute accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. A. N. Lett and their little daughter.

 

Rev. T. C. Gebauer, returned last night from Bevier, Ky., where he has been attending the Muhlenberg county Sunday school convention.

 

Davis and Toomey, bought Thursday about 200 bushels of apples from divers sellers for which they paid 40 cents a bushel.  This firm barrel and ship the apples the same day they are bought.

 

Saturday, July 22nd, there will be a meeting of all the locals of the Equity Society to select three delegates from Henderson county to attend the National meeting at Owensboro in October.

 

Superintendent Battin of the Street railway has quite a force of men repairing the track on Green Street south of Washington.  When he took charge of the syst4em he found the road bed in wretched condition, but he is steadily and persistently improving track condition.

 

July 15, 1905

 

Foot Badly Crushed

Cynthiana, Ky., July 14

William Moore, who claims Cincinnati as his home, caught his foot between a couple of freight cars and it was badly mashed, at Lair Station this morning.  Moore was brought to this city for medical attention.

 

Hartford Men In A Fatal Stabbing

Jeff Cravis Fatally Wounds Wife’s Brother and Father In A Quarrel

Pair Had Separated But Were Reconciled and Her Relations Objected to Husband

HARTFORD, KY., July 14

Jeff Cravis, a young farmer living near here, cut and fatally wounded Thomas Stratton, his brother in law, and also inflicted serious cuts on William Stratton, his father in law, today.  The trouble between the men originated in a quarrel Cravis had with his wife a few days ago.

 

Several days ago Cravis and his wife quarreled and she left him to return to the home of her father.  Friday afternoon a reconciliation was affected between the pair and Mrs. Cravis decided to return to her husband’s home.

 

The young man and his wife had jus left the Stratton home and were driving along the road in a buggy when they met Thomas Stratton and his father.  The young Stratton asked them to stop and invited Cravis out of the buggy to talk the matter of the quarrel with his wife over.    Cravis had no sooner touched the ground that Stratton struck at him with a hoe knocking him to the ground.

 

Cravis jumped to his feet and pulling out his knife began slashing at young Stratton.  He cut him several times in the abdomen and across the breast inflicting wounds which will prove fatal.  William Stratton rushed on cravis to assist his son and received several wounds on the arm and face which, wile not fatal are serious.

 

Cravis returned to his buggy when the Stratton’s stopped fighting and drove away with his wife.  No arrests have been made in the case.  All the parties to the fight have many strong personal friends and relatives and it is feared the case will develop into a neighborhood war.

 

Must Be Read For Trial Monday

Or Judge Moore Will Dismiss the Cases Against Heimbold and Others

NEWPORT, Ky., Jul 14. – Owing to the absence of James Thornton city attorney of Newport the cases in police court growing out of the Caleb Powers incident at the jail when Mayor August Heimbold lost two teeth were postponed.

 

Jailer Ben Ploeger assistants, William Fishers and Charles Wilson, and Citizen John Adar, charged with assault and battery by Mayor Heimbold, were o n hand when the docket was called by Judge Moore this morning.

 

Prosecuting Attorney Thornton was represented by Attorney Thomas Bodkin, who in asking for a continuance said he did not know enough about the cases to undertake the prosecution at that time.

 

“Where is the Prosecuting Attorney?” Judge Moore, asked.

 

Bodkin replied that he understood that he was at a fishing camp.

 

“Notify him to be on hand, ready for trial Monday, or I will dismiss these cases.” Responded the court.

 

Hobo With Wealth Turns A Smooth Trick On Police

Produced A Bank Roll of Wide Dimensions And Walked Out of Station Just As Offices Thought They Had Him Down As A Long Term Boarder

Thomas Jackson, supposedly a hobo and a suspected felon, dug down in his greasy jeans Friday afternoon and produced a bank roll of sufficient dimensions to pay a fine of $52.00 and a fat fee to his lawyer when he plead guilty in police court to the charge of flourishing a death weapon.

 

Owing to his ability to produce at the proper time, Jackson purchased his freedom when least expected to and thereby tricked the entire police department of the city of Henderson.  He simply walked out of the court room a free man when the officers had anticipated that he would walk back to the station house cell to remain until the fine had been satisfied when they expected to be able to bring a stronger charge against him.

 

From where Jackson brought that wad of bills is still a mystery among the police.  His attorney, A. O. Stanley, was the only person who knew the tramp and all that coin stored away in his clothes.  Of the entire crowd in the court room, police lawyers and hanger on, Mr. Stanley and Jackson were the only person whose eyes didn’t bulge out in utter surprise when the hobo went to a mysterious somewhere in his trousers and brought forth a bunch of wealth that took him out of the run of tramp ordinary.

 

There is little doubt that a crook of the first water walked out of reach of the police when Jackson slowly gathered his frame together and perambulated out of the station house at the side of his attorney.  If he was not a crook he comes nearer to being the genuine “Mysterious Mike the King of Hoboes” than any personage who has ever rubbed up against Henderson’s finest.

 

Jackson was one of a trio of tramps rounded up Wednesday night by Patrolmen, Beckham, Mc Hugh and Hoy.  The officers received a ttip that the three men were trying to dispose of several fine revolvers at the saloons near Union Station.  It is not often that tramps are in the possession of a single arsenal, so the three were sent to the station on suspicion to be held until a case could be worked up against them.  Later developments showed that Jackson was the only men who had tried to sell the revolvers and the two men arrested with him were released.

 

Thursday and Friday Jackson eveloped wealth rather surprising for a man who had only $1.65 in his pockets when searched.  He sent out for meals that cost one dollar a throw and asked that a barber and a lawyer be sent to visit him.  The barber was not secured but Mr. Jackson procured a shave in some mysterious way for when presented in police court Friday afternoon he had gotten away with the week’s growth of beard which adorned his face when locked up.  Chief Negley now thinks Jackson bribed some one whom he saw passing the side window of the station to hand the razor through the bars to him.

 

Jackson asked particularly about the merits of the attorneys in Henderson and Chief Negley obligingly expatiated at some length on the lawyers at the local bar.  The tramp chose Mr. Stanley on the supposition that a member of congress must necessarily be there with the goods done in neat packages.  In response to a message to congressman called on Jackson and talked with him for a short while Friday morning. 

 

After interviewing his client Mr. Stanley talked with Patrolman Beckham, who was the chief officer on the case, and Marshal Bailey.  He soon convinced them that they could not successfully prosecute a charge of having stolen goods in his possession against the tramp and suggested that the officers accept a plea of guilty from Jackson to flourishingly a deadly weapon with the understanding that he received the lower fine.  The minimum fine in such a case is $50.  The officers accepted the proposition expecting the tramp would have to return to a cell and lay out the fine.  They planned to locate three or four revolvers which they had heard Jackson had sold in the city while he was serving the sentence and hoped to be able to secure an indictment against the tramp for house breaking.

 

To the surprise of the officers Mr. Stanley, after Judge Walker had assessed the fine of $50 and costs against Jackson assured the court the fine would be paid and asked that his client be allowed to walk over to his office with him.  The Judge granted the request.  When the attorney and tramp had walked a half block from the station the stranger handed something to the lawyer.  They parted at once.  Mr. Stanley returning to the station and his client going on down the Street toward the river.  The something proved to be a roll of bills when Mr. Stanley reached the station house.  The officers gathered around him to see the money counted and Jackson ambled on to the river, boarded the steamer John S. Hopkins which was just leaving the wharf and was soon out of reach of the officers.

 

Mr. Stanley declared that the tramp produced the money.  Patrolman Beckham wonders where Jackson his wealth when he was searched.

 

  The attorney also acknowledges that he received a goodly fee for his services.  Furthermore he declares the “Mysterious Mike” won the revolvers which caused him all the trouble in a crap game at Hot Springs several weeks ago.  The officers are wondering if he won an arsenal for they had planned to bring four pistols he had sold here to the station house last night.

 

Besides all this the police wonder who the mysterious Mr. Thomas Jackson could be.  They think an old time crook has slipped through their fingers.  The congressman says “Mysterious Mike” Jackson is not a crook, but it isn’t ethical for a lawyer to tell all he knows about his clients and therefore Mr. Stanley isn’t worrying himself about unburdening to the police force.  The officers know they have been tricked, that’s all.  The rest is mystery.

 

News Of the Neighborhood

 

Hebbardsville

Hebbardsville, Ky., July 14 –

Mrs. Mary Hicks and daughter, Mrs. Sadie ray, Mrs. B. F. Negley, daughter and son, Miss Lillian and Hammie, spent Monday with Mrs. J. J. Malone.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Cooksey Bennet and children spent Sunday with their parents Mr. and Mrs. Jim Tillotson.

 

Mrs. Mayo Tillotson is visiting her mother, Mrs. Sudie Hazelwood.

 

Mrs. Shackelford of Madisonville, is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Lula Johnson this week.

 

Miss Lilian Negley, and Mr. Kirt Dame visited Mr. Joe Jones and family of the Barrens, Sunday.

 

Mr. Elbridge Tillotsen and family, of calhoun were here on a visit to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Tillotson Sunday.

 

Mr. Tom griffin and family spent Sunday with Mrs. Sallie Biggs.

 

Mr. ed Crawley and wife, of Spottsville, visited her mother, Mrs. Lena Crowley, Sunday.

 

Drs. Ira Cosby and Otis Lewis attended the barbecue at Zion Saturday.

 

Mrs. Sallie Biggs was quite sick Sunday, but is better now.

 

Miss Nannie Connaway and Miss Mary Lewis went to Henderson one day last week.

 

Quite a little crowd went from here to Cash creek Saturday night to the ice cream supper.  Those who went were Misses, Louise Hazelwood, Pearl Newman, Mabel Crawley, Cammie Amos, Mrs. Marcum Johnson, Clement Crawley and – Newman.

 

Rev. Coleman Craig of Daviess county, is here on a visit to Mr. S am Polk, who is quite sick.

 

Mrs. Joe Robinson is on the sick list.

 

A Japanese minister of the Baptist faith, lectured at Bethel church last night.  He has been in this country for three years.

 

Mr. Jeff Hazelwood is laid up with a sprained wrist.

 

Ernest Johnson, wife and baby visited their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Will Johnson and family Sunday.

 

The farmers are getting pretty blue on account of so much rain.

 

Mr. Sam Polk has been very low in the last few days.  He is not better today.

 

Remember the A.O.U.W. barbecue here Saturday.  They are making preparations to feed all who may come and for everybody t have a good time.  The barbecue will be on Hugh Boswell’s land half a mile south of the place on the Mason Ferry Road.

 

Niagra

Niagra, Ky., July 14

For weeks the crops were suffering for want of rain, now they are suffering from too much rain.  Quite a little damage has been done in corn, tobacco and hay.  People are never satisfied you know.

 

Miss Charlotte Porter will leave Saturday to visit her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Reese, of Trenton, Ky.

 

Mr. George King and family, of Coraville, were entertained in the home of Mr. J. W. Porter Sunday night.

 

Mrs. Dr. Moss spent a few days this week with her parents in Robards.

 

Mrs. Pearl Robards, of Robards, was in Niagra Friday.

 

Mr. Bert Rice, of Cincinnati, is visiting the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Porter.

 

Miss Fannie Howard is spending this week with relatives in Zion.

 

Miss Monroe King entertained a crowd of young people Friday.  Mrs. Hugh Jennings and son, Master Hugh Chatnan, wee the out of town guest.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Paris Walker passed through here Sunday morning.

 

Mr. Shemwell is in our neighborhood selling fruit trees.

 

Miss Nelly Whitecotton of Sullivan, Ky., is expected in Niagara to visit her grandmother, Mrs. C. E. Willingham.

 

Mr. C. N. Royster is home from the sanitarium.  We are certainly glad to have him with us again.

 

J. W. Porter, Jr., who is with Mr. W. S. Johnson’s drug store, was out Saturday night and Sunday with his parents.

 

Miss Lizzie Hatchett is entertaining Mrs. E. L. Augenstein, of Owensboro, this week.

 

Mr. W. W. Hatchett will teach the Carlinberg school this fall.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Marion Mc Elroy passed through here Sunday afternoon.

 

More Niagara News

Niagara, Ky., Jul 14.

A hard rain fell here Sunday afternoon.  Sunshine and a few days of dry weather is most badly needed now.

 

The wheatcrop for the most part, has been cut.  Harvesting has been considerably interrupted by the rains.

 

Corn is growing nice.  About one half the crop has been laid by.

 

Gardens and meadows are in good condition, though getting weedy from so much rain.

 

Rev. B. F. Orr preached at the M. E. Church Saturday and Sunday.  Rev. Archey was not with us on account of having to preach in Henderson for Dr. Early, who has been ill for some time with appendicitis.

 

Rev. Archey is an efficient minister and the M. E. church has been particularly fortunate in securing his services this year, and we hope conference will return him this fall.

 

Mrs. Pauline Garner visited Mrs. J. W. Porter and family Friday.

 

Dr. Howard has returned home from a pleasant sojourn with relatives near Owensboro.

 

Mr. John griffin and family spent Sunday with Mr. Marshall Robards and family.

 

Mrs. Monroe King entertained a few friends at dinner Friday.  Those present were Misses Nellie Triplett, Ida Arnett, Willie Porter, Margaret Willingham and Mary Robards; Mrs. Hugh Jennings and little son Chapman, of Zion; and Dr. and Mrs. Arnett.  Her hospitality and accompanying refreshments and eatables were greatly enjoyed by her guests.

 

Mrs. Laura Tillotson went to Henderson Saturday shopping.

 

Mrs. Eula Hatchett, of Zion visited relatives here Friday.

 

Messrs Leroy Arnett and Jack Hatchett attended the barbecue at Zion Saturday.

 

Mr. Charles Robards and family, of near Robards, visited relatives here last Saturday and Sunday.

 

Mr. Bert Rice, of Painesville is visiting friends here this week.

 

Union County Notes

The work of remodeling the  Capital Hotel at Morganfield has been started.

 

The sale of the privileges of the Union county fair was held in Uniontown Saturday afternoon and the result was indeed highly satisfactory to the fair company, as the price received for each privilege was an increase over the received one year ago.

 

A mad dog was killed in Morganfield Wednesday.  The animal gave every evidence of having rabies, and was snapping at every object that came within its visage.   Fortunately it did not bite anyone.

 

Mr. Ollie Wedding reports the entire loss of his tobacco crop of four acres as a result of the heavy rain of Tuesday.  The tobacco which was on low land was completely submerged and was practice ally ruined.  He was in town Tuesday afternoon in qust of potatoes which he will plant on the site.

 

The blood hounds of Marshal Taylor, of Morganfield, were called to Hendshaw Wednesday morning to locate the party or parties who maimed a horse belonging to a local druggist there.  Some one entered the horses’s stall during the night and with a pocket knife wantonly slashed its mane and tail maiming the animal considerably.  Owing to the large number that had gathered about the horse’s stall the dogs were unable to do any good work.

 

Mr. John D. Hedges, of Sturgis, is just in receipt of a bronze medal and a handsome picture form the Louisiana Purchase Exposition at St. Louis as a premium of the best clover seed.  The picture is a very handsome one and Mr. Hedges is justly proud of it.

 

Within the past ten days a number of contractors have come to Morganfield and gone over the proposed route for the purpose of personally inspecting the work to be done.

 

The Y.M.C.A. Committee at Sturgis has bought the lot in the west side of Adams Street, opposite J. M. Stone’s hardware store, where they will at once commence the erection of their building.

 

Youtsey Goes For Fugitive Taylor

Declares That as Powers is Assured of Fair Trial, He Has Now no Excuse For Remaining Away

FRANKFORT, kY., July 14, Henry E. Youtsey, the only one of the Goebel murder conspirators to reach the walls of the State Penitentiary yesterday requested publication of the following signed statement in response to the latest attack of fugitive W. S. Taylor upon him:

 

“Having seen the cowardly attack upon me by the arch fugitive from justice, W. S. Taylor, I wish to answer him through the same channel.  “Now that he is certain that Powers will have a fair trial, he has no longer excuse for remaining away from Kentucky and should come and face his accusers.  I learned to love him like a son because I was with him so much and because he was a leader of the Republican party.

Vice is a monster, of such hideous mien,

That lo be hated needs but to be seen,

Yet seen too oft; familiar with its face

We first endure, then pity, then embrace

No young man in Kentucky led a more honorable life or had a brighter future than I, until I met Taylor, and his assassins.  I served him faithfully for two years without a penny, almost  and my reward for so doing is life imprisonment in addition to personal abuse; it was like a father leading his own son astray into paths of wickedness and now he calls me a liar because I do not protect him in his crime.  I did not kill Goebel, because I could not even if I had wanted to.  Although the majority of Republicans hated Goebel, none of them would have been fool enough to kill him unless Taylor and his mob wanted it done.  No honest man can remember Taylorism and the ruin of Republicanism in Kentucky and say Taylor is innocent, and I am glad I have no bogus Taylor pardon to my discredit.  He is a convict before God this very day for his wickedness and Kentucky is well rid of him.

 

“When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.”

 

”I fail to see any comfort for Powers in Judge Cochran’s decision as nearly all the cases he cites were remanded to the State Courts, but if he has the right of freedom then the 2,000 prisoners here at Eddyville have the right to liberty; State Courts should be swept away, both penitentiaries razed to the ground, and penal institutions in Kentucky be a thing of the past.”

 

Hopkins County Notes

At the regular meeting of the Pennyrile Club last night the following officers were elected:  Mr. C. A. Morton, President, Mr. W. J. Ruby, Vice President, Dr. Bart N. White, Secretary; Mr. Clyde Ruby, Treasurer; and Messrs. C. A. Morton, W. C. Morton and L. E. Ruby, trustees.  Reports from the retiring offices showed the club to be in a growing and prosperous condition.

 

The Hustler believes now that it is in a position to say with absolute certainty that the traction line will be built from Madisonville to Nortonville, and that it will practically parallel the right of way of the Louisville and Nashville railroad for the greater part of the distance.

 

The Woodmen of the World will hold decoration services at Odd Fellows cemetery Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock also at Grapevine cemetery at 4 o’clock.  All Woodmen will meet at hall at 1 o’clock.  Neighboring camps invited to attend.

 

J. C. Owen, of the Manitou country, has a hog that sucks a cow like a calf.  The cow he had been milking was only giving only one gallon of milk a day, as the owner of the stock thought, but on examination and separating the cow from the pig, discovered that the cow gave nearly three gallons of mil,  The hog weights about 150 pounds.

 

The architect has been secured and plans for the new Y.M.C.A. building will be out in a few weeks.  This building will be a beauty.

 

Personal

Archibald A. Acheson, of Lexington, Rural agent of the postoffice department was in the city yesterday on official business.

 

Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Bird, of Marissa, Ill., were in the city yesterday on their way home from a visit to relatives at Sturgis and Wheatcroft, Ky.

 

Ben Cordie and son, Master Charles, of Louisville, were in the city yesterday en route to Morganfield.

 

Miss Nannie Head, of Lexington went to Corydon yesterday to visit her brother, Mr. and Mrs. Rudy Head.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Orlando Sheets and son, of Niagara, were in the city yesterday on  their way to Evansville to visit their daughter, Mrs. David Cheaney.

 

Mrs. Posey Bailey and son, Master William Posey, Jr., went to Sebree Springs yesterday.

 

Rev. Tarahashi, of Louisville, was in the city yesterday on his way home from Corydon.

 

Mrs. W. P. Nance and nephew, Master Edward Clark, of Stanley, were in the city yesterday on their return from a visit  to relatives at Hopkinsville.

 

W. H. Weaver made a business trip up the Henderson route yesterday.

 

Mrs. Lucy Cobb and children and Mrs. Martha Ashby returned from Onton yesterday.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Roger Williams, of Terre Haute, Ind., were in the city yesterday on their way home from Owensboro.

 

A. N. Morton, of Morganfield was in the city yesterday on business.

 

Little Miss Beulah Shrewsenberg, of South Carrolton, Ky. Was in the city yesterday on her way to Owensboro from Corydon.

 

Little Misses Edith and Louise Shaffer left for Louisville yesterday to visit their grandmother, Mrs. Steinley.

 

Miss Corrina Satterfield has returned from Bloomington, Ill., where she has been attending the State Normal.

 

Miss Bell Barton, of Franklin, Ky returned home yesterday after a visit to dr. and Mrs. H. C. Boaz, on South Main Street.

 

Misses Jennie Newboles and Ella Rowe, of Mt. Vernon, Ind., are guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Beal and family.

 

H. M. Denton, of Corydon, was in the city yesterday on his way home from Bowling Green, where he graduated in the B. S. Department.

 

Shelby Rudy, of New York, left for his home yesterday after a visit to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Rudy.

 

Mrs. W. F. Dorris and granddaughter, Miss Jane Martin, of Providence were in the city yesterday on their way home from a visit to relatives at Owensboro.

 

Miss Susan Young, of Chicagok returned home yesterday after a visit to Mr. and Mrs. S. K. Sneed.

 

Mrs. R. E. Newman and little daughters, Misses Bernadette and Julia returned yesterday from a visit to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester Pike, of Uniontown.

 

Mrs. C. K. Browder and children, of Basket spent the day in the city yesterday.

 

Mrs. H. B. Nickell and son Master Robert, went to Howell, Ind., yesterday to visit her sister, Mrs. R. H. Burkhart.

 

Mrs. John Gupton and children returned yesterday from a visit to relatives in Marshall county.

 

Mr. and Mrs. J. Hodge Alves and son, Master J. Hodge, Jr., returned yesterday from a visit to relatives at Cadiz, Ky.

 

Master Charles and Martin Manior went to Howell, Ind., yesterday to visit their sister, Mrs. R. H. Burkhart.

 

E. H. Mann, station master for the L. & N. at Evansville, was in the city yesterday on business.

 

Miss Mary Crutcher left for Paducah yesterday.

Mrs. S. F. Willard of Owensboro returned home yesterday.

Durwood Henson, of Dixon, was in the city yesterday.

W. H. Ryan went to Owensboro yesterday on business.

L. G. Hall returned from Owensboro yesterday.

Dock Watson, of Dixon, was in the city yesterday on business.

J.R. Ramsey, of Sebree was in the city yesterday.

J. S. Powell, was at Robards yesterday attending court. 

 

Funeral Services For Thornton Moseley Held

Remains of Little Boy Who Was Killed Thursday Afternoon Laid to Rest at Fernwood

 

The funeral services over the remains of Thornton Mosely, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wynn G. Moseley, who was killed by being kicked by a mule Thursday afternoon, occurred Friday afternoon from the family home on First Street.   The services were conducted by Rev. L. W. Rose and were attended by a large number of the relatives and friends of the grieved parents.

 

The services were of a nature unusually full of sorrow.  The sympathy of those in attendance went out to the parents and the little sister and brother of the deceased.

 

Interment was at Fernwood.  The pall bearers were:  Ed Book, Parnell Byrnes, S. A. Banks, A. H. Abbott, Alex Posey and Joseph G. Adams.

 

Woman Who Caused A Big Scandal Is Married

Had Officers Arrested For Forcing Her to Give Up Money In Owensboro

Mrs. Forest Mason, the woman who caused the arrest of two policemen several months ago in Owensboro on the charge of forcing her to give up hush money was married here yesterday to Roger Williams of Terre Haute, Ind.  County Judge Hart performed the ceremony.

 

Mrs. Mason gained much notoriety in the police scandal which she started by having the two patrolmen arrested after they had visiter her house and forced her to give up three dollars, all the money she had, as the price she mus t pay to escape arrest.  The scandal called for an investigation into the conduct of the mayor of Owensboro and the indictment of the two officers on the charge of robbery, their cases still being on the docket of the Daviess circuit court.

 

She gave her age as twenty one years of a ge though she looked older.  Her husband said he was twenty five and gave his occupation as an iron merchant.

 

Mrs. Mason has recently bought valuable property in Owensboro and it is supposed her husband has been paying the bills.

 

 

Webster County Notes

Mrs. Saldena Teague dropped dead Saturday morning at 2 o’clock a the home of her sister, Mrs. Mary A. Hibbs, of Poole, Webster County with whom she had been making her home for several years.  Mrs. Teague was eight three  years of age.

 

What may prove a fatal shooting affray took place near Shady Grove Wednesday morning in which Walker Lisanby was shot twice by Theodore Campbell.

 

After the Dixon storm Friday night an extra force had to be employed by the Telephone company to fix the damage done by the lightning.

 

One of the biggest family reunions ever held at Sebree was that of the Vaughn family held at Cascade camp grounds here last Saturday July 9.

 

At the local option election held at Blackford Saturday the town went “dry” by ten votes.  When the saloon license expires there the town of Clay will be the only point in Webster county where the license system is in effect.

 

Local Brevities

 

Misses Grace and Anna Johnson left yesterday for Philadelphia to reside.

 

Miss Jessie Morris, of Washington, Ind., is a guest of Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Tippin.

 

Albert Weaver, of Louisville, is visiting his cousin, Herbert Robertson on Center Street.

 

Rev. L. W. Rose will hold services at Zion Methodist church Sunday at 7:30 p.m.  All invited.

 

Mrs. W. T. Morris and children, Misses Joyce and Rosalee, of Washington, Ind., are visiting S. L. Tippin and family.

 

Court Notes

Realty Transfer

Mrs. M. S. banks to L. R. Jewell, lost in banks addition, consideration $140.

County Court

Rev. J. B. Williams, a Baptist minister, was granted the right to solemnize matrimony.

Marriages

Rogers Williams and Mrs. Forest Mason.

J. M. Scantland and Athey Denton.

 

More Notes In And Around Cairo

Concerning the Fine Orchards, Horses, Stock and Horse Owners of the Neighborhood

Some of the orchards around Cairo were planted subservient to the terms of a novel business compact.  The nursery man and land owner were the parties of the first and second part.  By the terms of this agreement the nursery man furnished the apple and peach trees and planted the same for the land owner for a future compensation to be rendered by the land owner in manner and form as follows:  The nursery man within ten years after the planting, to have the right to the produce of the peach orchard for two years – and within fifteen years after the planting the right to the produce of the apple orchard for two years – the nursery man to designate the several years selected on or before the first of May of the years selected.

 

If any pear orchards were planted on these or like terms the writer failed to get particulars.

 

Esq. George Baldwin and aprtner. (the partner’s name escapes me) furnished the nursery stock in the deals referred to.  Seemingly it is a good compact for both parties for it is hardly conceivable the tree planters will fail of good dividendes, while the landlord owns the orchard and its produce forever – barring only two indeterminate determinate years – so to put it.  Anyway, it was a good way to wean the land owner from the tobacco.

 

About 80 apple trees are planted to the acre.

About peach trees are planted to the acree.

 

However, there seems to be no uniform rule as to the number of trees set to the acre.  The above is calculated for apples at twenty four feet apart and peaches and pears sixteen feet apart.  The Stark nursery rule is said to be thirty feet apart for apples and twenty feet for peaches and pears.  Another scheme of planting is to put apple trees forty feet apart and a row of peaches or pears between the apple rows.

 

No more for the present concerning Cairo orchards.  Many abundant remunerations attend the efforts of the pioneer commercial fruit growers of Henderson county.

 

The statement made in a former article claiming the Baldwin orchard to be the largest commercial orchard in the county has been questioned.  The McCullum orchard is, in the opinion of many, the largest.  But the McCullum capacity therefore, for the present greater in a few years, however, the fruitage of the Baldwin orchard should greatly surpass that of any one orchard of the county.

Improve Breeds of Live Stock

The breeds of hogs, sheep, cattle and horse of Henderson county have been vastly improved within the past twenty years.  The average quality of the live stock it is safe to affirm is much higher than ever before in the history of the county.  This is especially true in the Cairo district.  Detailed mention of the hogs, sheep,c attle and poultry has already been made.  Worthy of extended mention are.

Cairo Horses

The present Cairo horse stock has for foundation three strains in the main of equine blood to wit?  The Waxey, Jack Rapid and Principe, intermixed with a dash of thoroughbred.  In consequences many high class brood mares are to be found around Cairo.  In the past few years owners of these mares have fancied and liberally patronized a horse known as Robber Boy, Jr., which horse, is owned by John Sellars, who resides on the Madisonville road two miles this side of Cairo.  The horse is of the Mambrino King.  Mambrino Patchen blood in the male line and of Principe Marabout – Alexander’s Abdallah – Hambletonian blood on the dam’s side.  Though somewhat undersized this horse is as might be expected from his blood lines, truly a great sire.  His colts, the oldest of which are three years old, are from any and all sorts of mares, possessed of marked symmetry and beauty and of great spirit and animation.  So far as may be judged the colts, ranging in age from sucklers to three year olds, will, as a rule be of model size for roadsters.  For the horse breeds large.  These colts are naturally double-gaited and can all do something.  The horse is a prolific breeder and already has a numerous progeny.  Owners are naturally suck on them and will therefore give the colts a good chance.  Hence this horse will inevitably leave a lasting impression on the horse character of the county.

 

John Denton owns a mare of the Waxey breed and four colts, all sired by Robber Boy, Jr., which individually and collectively are of great merit and beauty.  Mr. Denton’s three year old Robber Boy the 3rd is a horse of surpassing excellence and beauty – naturally very fast—a great premium winner—and valued (on earning capacity) at $1,000.

 

N. M. Whitledge is the owner of an extra good and handsome mare, of superb breeding, being an inbred Mambrino Patchen, with a model filly by her side by Robber Boy, Jr.

 

Other owners of high bred mares with colts by this horse are herein below set down from memory, to wit:  Jack Melton, Isaih Sellars, Floyd Denton, Jack Royster, A. C. Whitledge, Henry Binomar, Fred Rudy, Harbert King, Doctor Book and many others.

 

Beside the horse families mentioned quite a sprinkling of Red Clover and Peacedale colts are owned thereabouts.

 

Cairo horse breeders this year liberally patronized the coach horses of this city also Paragon Denmark.

 

In a few years Cairo will be known far and near for the excellence of its horses.  This is provided only proper care given the suberb crop of growing colts.

 

Much else of interest might be written of Cairo and vicinity.  It is a good neighborhood and good people live therein.

 

 

July 16, 1905

Caleb Powers In A Decline

Newport, Ky. July 15

The condition of Caleb Powers’ health is alarming his friends.  With a steadiness that cannot be checked.  It seems he daily rows weaker, and if the rate of decline continues he will be confined to his cot within a few days.  For two days he has been so wak that he has been compelled to lie down all of the time except during those hours he has set apart for exercise.  His extreme weakness is evidenced in his speech.

 

Aged Woman Dies While On Train

Was Hurrying To Bedside of Her Sister Who was Lying At Point Of Death

Had Traveled From Mississippi and Died Just as the train Reached Station

 

Just as the train which was carrying her to the bedside of her dying sister reached her destination, Mrs. Alice Summers dropped dead Saturday morning.

 

Mrs. Summers had traveled all the way from Mississippi to get to Long Branch, Ky., a station on the Texas railroad.  She came through Henderson on the L & N and changed trains here.

 

Mrs. Summer was 75 years of age.  Her sister, Mrs. Mc Ghee, had been very ill for some time at her home in Long Branch, and when Mrs. Summers received the news that she was not expected to live, hurried to her side.  She passed through here Saturday morning and took the westbound Texas train for Long Branch.

 

When the train was within three miles of Long Branch the aged woman complained to a fellow passenger of being ill.  She was given what assistance the passengers could summon but suddenly fell over in her seat and died.

 

The body was taken from the train at Long Branch and turned over to the relatives who had come to the depot to meet the aged woman.

 

Aged Resident Dies Suddenly

John B. Hart Expires Suddenly At His Home Early Saturday Morning

Was a native of This County and Father of a Large Family of Children

John B. Hart died suddenly in the yard of his home on Third Street Saturday morning at 8:30 o’clock.  The complications of old age and a general breaking down in his health is supposed to have been the cause of his death.

 

Mr. Hart was 86 years of age and one of the oldest native residents of the county.  For the past several months he has been rarely seen on the streets of the city and for the last few weeks has remained closely at home.  Although his health was good for one of his age, he was very feeble.  However, his death was entirely unexpected by the members of the family.

 

Saturday morning Mr. Hart was awakened at breakfast time as usual but announced that he did not care for any food.  Within a few minutes he had dressed himself and walked into the garden at the rear of the house.  He was seen to sink to the ground by members of the family who rushed to his assistance at once.  He expired before he could be carried to the back porch.

 

Mr. Hart was born in this county on what is now known as the Sam Elam farm, July 7, 1819.  His parents had come to this county from Lexington and shortly after his birth removed to that place again.  However, when quite a young man he returned to this city and has made his home here ever since.

 

In 1853 he was married to Miss Gabriella M. Hawkins and to that union two children, County Judge J. Hawkins Hart and Mr. D. B. Hart, were born, both of whom survive him.

 

In 1862 he was married to Mrs. Sarah L. Atkinson, who with five children, Charles F. Hart, editor of the Morganfield Sun, Casey A. Hart, Henry G. Hart, Misses Annie G. Hart and Mabel Hart survive.

 

Mr. Hart was a devoted and life long member of the Christian church.  He was a man of a quiet and reserved nature and though he had held many positions of trust in the matter of settleing estates , he never sought public offices.  He was loved by all with whom he came in contact for his many fine traits of character.  He was formerly in the grocery business here and at one time conducted a large queensware store.

 

John Bradford, the grandfather of the deceased, was the pioneer newspaper man of Kentucky.  He established the Kentucky Gazette at Lexington and cut out the headings for his publications with a penknife.  He brought the plant from Philadelphia in a pair of saddle bags on a pack mule.  John Bradford also built the first log cabin and the first brick house in Lexington.

 

The funeral services will be held this afternoon from the residence on Third Street.  The honorary pall bearers will be H. F. Turner, J. H. Powell, dr. T. W. Taylor, and J. J. Reeve.  The active pall bears will be Spalding Trafton, G. M. Atkinson, H. C. Dixon, H. F. Dade, Sr., J. L. Lambert, David Banks, J. W. stone and O. W. Rash.  Interment will be at Fernwood.

 

Helmbold Held To Grand Jury

The Mayor and His Policeman Must Answer For the Newport Fight

Newport, In., July 15 – Mayor Helmbold and Policemen Flynn and Ratican were bound over to the United States grand jury, the former in the sum of $1,000 and the two latter $500 each.

 

The above is the result of the trial growing out of a miniature riot in the Newport jail upon the arrival of Caleb Powers, over the question as to particular cell to be occupied by Powers.

 

At the beginning a motion to dismiss was made on the technical ground that the warrants against the defendants reads in part, the jail at Newport, while Caleb Powers commitment reads “county jail at Newport,” but Commissioner Leonard overruled the motion after deciding that a city jail is also a county or State jail.

 

The first witness for the prosecution was City Jailer Ploeger, who related the circumstances of the affair about as told in the Times.

 

Emmet Orr, deputy United States Marshal told of the resistance to him from the two policemen, and then guard Charles Wison was called to the stand.

 

Wilson said that the only key to the cell prepared for Caleb Powers is held by Jailer Ploeger, that frequently there have been confined in the cell other United States prisoners, and that at no time, as far as Wilson knows, did Mayor Helmbold or any other official object to the use of the jail for such prisoners unt

il there was objection to Caleb Powers being placed there.

 

Charged With Bigamy

Harrodsburg, Ky., July 15

Robert Hammonds was arrested at Burgin charged with bigamy.  Two weeks ago Hammonds and Miss Maggie McDonley, one of the best know young women of Burgin, were married in this city.  It is charged that Hammond has a wife and two children living in Corinth.

 

Bad Charge Against Post Office Clerk

Campbellsville, Ky., July 15

United States Marshal Speer arrested Luther Eaton recently of Metcalfe county, a clerk in the post office here, upon a charge of opening letters and abstracting money.  He is a nephew of Postmaster T. C. taylor, who accompanied them to Lebanon.

 

Four Are Killed and Eight Hurt

In an L. and N. Wreck Near Upton, Indiana

Mistake In Orders

Several of the Killed and Injured Belonged in Howell and Evansville

List of Victims.

Evansville, In., July 15 –

Four persons were killed and eight injured in a head end collision of freight train NO. 79, west bound, and freight train No. 97, east bound, on the Louisville and Nashville railroad at Upon, four miles west of Mt. Vernon, In., this morning.  The dispatcher of Mr. Vernon is said to have misunderstood his orders.  When he saw his mistake it is said, he telephoned to Upton and tried to have the trains flagged but too late.  Several freight cars were demolished.  Three of the dead were recovered, but one body is still in the debris.  The dead:

JOHN SPRADLEY – thirty-three tramp, Evansville.

 

LEONARD PRICE, twenty five , tramp, Nicholasville, Ky.

 

UNKNOWN TRAMP, Nicholasville, Ky.

 

BRAKEMAN L. G. COKER, McCleansboro Ill.

 

Fatally Injured:

 

ENGINEER LAWRENCE MC MICKEL, Evansville, internally hurt.

 

CONDUCTOR T. E. CHOISER, Evansville, internally hurt.

 

FIREMAN HOLD, Evansville, In., internally hurt.

 

Seriously wounded:

Van Cleve, Nicholasville, Ky., bruised.

---- Ballard, Carmi, Ill, burned.

Brakeman, J. W. Dewese, bruised.

Engineer James Joice, ribs broken, slightly bruised.

Fireman Dunnings, slightly bruised.

 

The eight injured men were brought to Evansville and removed to st. Mary’s Hospital.  Engineer Mc Mickel is unconscious and is not expected to survive the day. 

 

Three Are Killed Over Old Grudge

Scott McQuinn Kills Frank Smith and Two Sons on Holy Creek, Ky

Lee City, Ky., July 15 – Three men were killed on Holy Creek near here today as the result, it is believed of a feud of long standing.  Frank Smith aged sixty, and his to sons, William and Manfred, aged respectively twenty and twenty one were the victims.

 

Scott McQuinn, it is said, admitted to killing all three, just what occasioned the shooting, is believed to have been the result of bad feeling between the McQuinn and Smith families that was manifest for more than six years.

 

Years ago when a fourteen year old brother of Scott McQuinn was killed by William Smith and Wayne Tau—ee.  Both men were convicted for the crime.  Smith was just liberated from the state penitentiary after serving a five year sentence.

 

News of the Neighborhood

Dixie

Dixie, Ky.July 15 –

We would be glad to see settled weather once more after so much rain.  The rain came when it was badly needed but everyone is now willing to cry enough.

 

The flux has been quite prevalent in our community for the past few weeks and both of our physicians were kept busy, but the most of the cases are now convalescing.  Among those most seriously indisposed at present are Mr. B. T. Adkins and Goebel Caton, the little son of Mrs. Mary Caton, and grandson of Mr. A. G. Cottingham.  Mr. Adkins is seriously ill and his advanced age makes his case critical.

 

Mrs. W. P. Mc Clure who has been confined to her bed for about seven weeks is we are sorry to learn, not so well again.

 

Miss Susie Durbin returned home Saturday after a three week’s visit to Grayson county.

 

Mrs. Laura Caton and Dora Cottingham of Hermann, were in Dixie yesterday.

 

Mr. Newton Kenser, a one time Dixie boy, but now a successful business man of Louisville, returned home Wednesday after spending two weeks among his old friends here.

 

Mrs. Emma Galloway of the Hickory Grove neighborhood, returned home Monday after spending a week here visiting her son and his wife, Dr. and Mrs. W. G. Galloway.

 

Mrs. Rena Denton and Miss Geta Tapp spent the day Wednesday at Tunnell Hill with Mr. and Mrs. Henry Mc Clure.

 

Misses Florence Royster and Jessie Tapp and Messrs. Rufus, Heck and Marshall Royster attended the funeral of Mrs. Rebecca Denton at Cherry Hill Wednesday.

 

Miss Anna Galloway has secured the school at the Crook school house for the coming year.

 

Mrs. D. W. Turner was unanimously elected to till the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of Mr. George De Jarnette in the Dixie High School.  Mrs. Turner has taught here before and her high standing as a teacher heretofore will attest the wisdom of the Board’s choice in electing her.

 

Mr. DeJarnette will move his family to Henderson today where they will reside, he having secured employment with the Delker Buggy company.

 

Mrs. Rena Denton and Miss Nola Dixon went to Frog Island today to spend a few days with Mrs. Robert Book.

 

Miss Lida Hoggard entertained a few friends very charmingly at a birthday party on the evening of the Fourth it being her sixteenth anniversary of her birthday.  Those present were:  Misses Lizzie Kensler and Julia Royster of Cairo, Minnie and Delya Overfield, Jessie Tapp, Birdie Jones and Lida Hoggard;  Messrs. Preston Konsler, Posey and Ben Royster, Rufus Heck, Marvin Eblin, Thomas Overfield and Isom Haggaard.  During the evening a dainty luncheon was served consisting of ices and cake.  All expressed themselves as spending a delightful evening and wishing Miss Lida man happy returns.

 

Personal

H. C. Rodes, President of the Kentucky Bankers Association, came down from Louisville last night and is spending Sunday with Charles E. Dallam, cashier of the Henderson National Bank.

 

Miss Jennie Mc Connell returned yesterday from a visit to her sister, Mrs. Ezra Vaughn, of Sebree.  She was accompanied by her sister, Mrs. Vaughn and daughter, little Miss Virginia, who will visit her mother, Mrs. John Mc Connell.

 

E. A. Broadley, of Baskett, was in the city yesterday the guest of Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Lightfoot while en route home from Sebree Springs.

 

Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Townsend and little child, of Vanderburg, Ky., were guests of A. L. Townsend and family at the Duncan Hotel yesterday.

 

Mr. and Mrs. D. D. Hancock, of Belcourt, Ky were in the city yesterday on their way to Yelvington, Ky., to visit Rev. and Mrs. A. J. Bennett.

 

Dr. W. S. Dilmore, of Chicago, was in the city yesterday enr oute home from a visit to friends in Daviess county.

 

Dr. W. S. Galloway, of Dixie, was in the city yesterday on business.

 

F. A. Alexander and L.L. atterson of Sebree, were in the city yesterday.

 

Dr. W. B. Floyd and son, Willie, of Corydon, were in the city yesterday.

 

J.S. Gentry, of Poole in the city yesterday on business.

H. S. Johnson, of Corydon, was in the city yesterday on business.

E. C. Juergensmeier returned from Marion yesterday.

 

Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Robards and son, Master Mason, of Mayfield, Ky., left for their home yesterday after a visit to Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Mason on North Main Street.

 

Mrs. A. J. Bentley went to Evansville yesterday to visit her daughter, Mrs. James Thomas.

 

H. G. Allen, of Poole, Ky., was in the city yesterday on business.

 

Mrs. O. W. Rash and Miss Lucy Rives spent the day in Evansville yesterday.

 

 

Mrs. G. H. Niles and little daughtes, Virginia and Dorris, went to Providence, Ky., yesterday to visit her sister, Mrs. W. M. Wilson.

 

Misses Josie Bennett and Mary Shaw and Wickliffe Lockett returned yesterday from Bloomington, Ill., where they have been attending the Illinois State Normal.

 

Mrs. J. A. Buckman, of the county, and Mrs. J. T. Orr, of Corydon, were in the city yesterday from Sebree, where they have been attending the funeral of their sister Mrs. J. F. Wright.

 

Miss Mamie Mc Gill, of Frankfort, is visiting Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Johnson, on Elm Street.

 

Mrs. Charles F. day and son, Master Roth, of St. Louis, who have been visiting her mother, Mrs. Bailey of Sebree returned yesterday to visit Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Day on Third Street before returning home.

 

Mrs. Green Hancock, of Madisonville, was in the city yesterday en route home from a visit to relatives at Owensboro.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Jeff C. Davis went to Sorgho, Ky., yesterday to visit Mrs. C. R. Walden, who is ill.

 

Mrs. E. C. Atkinson and little child, of Irvington, Ky., who have been visiting friends in the city, went to Sebree yesterday to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Wright.

 

Mrs. W. C. Hollinger, of Madisonville, returned home yesterday from a visit to Mrs. W. M. Farless on south Main Street.

 

Miss Mamie Guthrie, of Corydon, was in the city yesterday on her way to Slaughtersville to visit Mrs. Slaton.

 

Mr. and Mrs. David Clark and sons, Master David Clark, Jr., and Archibald Dixon, of Clarksville, Tenn., are visiting Dr. and Mrs. Archibald Dixon in Edgewood.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Mann left his Morning for Chicago and Waukesha, Wis.  Mrs. Mann will visit her parents at Wenetka, Ill., before returning home.

 

Mrs. W. F. Christian and daughters Misses Louise and Martha, left yesterday for Louisville.

 

Miss Sarah E. Davis Board, of Louisville, is visiting her sister, Mrs. John R. Lambert on North Main Street.

 

Miss Virginia Lockett returned from Trenton yesterday where she has been attending a house party given by the Misses Banks.

 

Mrs. Lelia Pingston and children, of Sebree, were in the city yesterday en route home from a visit to relatives at Corydon.

 

Aaron Man has returned from a trip through the West.  He visited Porland, Seattle, San Francisco and other western cities.

 

Miss Bertha Blair, of Atlanta, Ga., who has been visiting Mrs. T. C. Blair left for Louisville, yesterday.

 

Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Houser returned yesterday from a visit to Mr. and Mrs. Martin Osteen, of reeds.

 

Herman green and S. W. Langley, Jr., of Spottsville, were in the city yesterday.

 

Miss Ada Morton, of Madisonville, returned home yesterday after a visit to Mrs. David Bee.

 

Miss Myrtle Bailey of Madisonville, was in the city yesterday on her way to Morganfield to visit friends.

 

J. W. Green, of the county, went to Uniontown yesterday to visit his daughter, Mrs. R. L. Savage.

 

Mrs. A. K. Major returned yesterday from a visit to her daughter, Mrs. J. T. Hathaway, of Owensboro.  She was accompanied by her grand daughter, Miss Anna McClain Hathaway who will visit her for a few days.

 

Mrs. A. A. Handley went to Corydon yesterday to spend Sunday with her daughter, Mrs. W. T. Melbourne.

 

Prof. Frank E. Jones, of Spottsville was in the city yesterday on his way to Slaughtersville to spend Sunday with friends.

 

Rev. E. S. Jordan, of Spottsville, was in the city yesterday en route to Robards to assist Rev. B. A. Geiger, of Sebree in a meeting which beings there today.

 

Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Jacobs, of Sturgis, were in the city yesterday on their way to Sebree to visit their daughter, Mrs. L. D. Donahue.

 

Randolph Orsburn, of Corydon was in the city yesterday en route home from a visit to his daughter, Mrs. Otis Quinn, of Sebree.

 

Marshal Posey Bailey went to Sebree Springs yesterday to spend Sunday.

 

J. W. Whedon went to Owensboro yesterday to spend Sunday with friends.

 

George D. Givens has returned from his sojourn at Hot Springs, Ark.

 

Mrs. J. E. Withers and daughters, Misses Carrie and Jane went to Madisonville yesterday to visit Mr. and Mrs. George Rash.

 

Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Watson and daughter, little Miss Dorris, of Corydon, were in the city yesterday.

 

Miss Arletta Pike and Master Cronin Pike of Uniontown, returned home yesterday after a visit to Miss Kate and Robert Newman.

 

Misses Minnie and Carrie Baldauf are expected to arrive tonight after an extended visit to Europe.

 

Hon. S. V. Dixon and children, little Miss Catherine and Givens returned from Dixon yesterday.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Arch Day, of St. Louis are visiting Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Day on Third Street.

 

Walter Reese and his mother, Mrs. Robert Reese of Owensboro, returned home yesterday after a visit to Mr. and Mrs. Sol Oberdorfer on First and Green streets.

 

J. F. Hite went to Owensboro yesterday so spend Sunday with his family.

 

Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Mc Donald and son, Master Charles L. Jr., returned yesterday from a visit o Mrs. Mc Donald’s father, Mr. rice and family of Providence.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Montgomery Meritt are sojourning at Waukesha, Wis.

John B. Brasher of Madisonville, was in the city yesterday on business.

 

L. G. Hall went to Dixon yesterday.

Miss Lucy Sizemore went to Sebree yesterday to visit relatives.

Judge John W. Lockett returned from Dixon yesterday.

Phil Schlamp went to Earlington yesterday.

B. G. Sebree went down the L. & n. yesterday.

William Trigg, of Corydon was in the city yesterday on business.

H. M. Stanley returned from Trenton yesterday.

H. H. King, of Corydon, was in the city yesterday.

Miss Sue Hancock left for Chicago yesterday.

Sam Day returned from Princeton, Ind., yesterday.

Charles Roach returned from Sebree yesterday.

Edgar Royster went to Robards yesterday.

 

Death Attributed to Heat

Brandenburg, Ky., July 15 – Mrs. Mary Schwem, of Brookhaven, Miss., died suddenly on a Henderson Route train near Rockhaven twelve miles from this place at 10 o’clock this morning presumably from heat.  She had been called to Brandenburg to see her sister, Mrs. J. A. Mc Ghee, who is critically ill, and who is not expected to live.

 

The remains were taken to the home of Charles Mc Ghee, near here, and will be sent to Mississippi for burial.

 

Mrs. Schwem was a member of a prominent family.

 

Local Incidents of The Civil War

At a meeting of the General Basil Duke Chapter, Daughters of the Confederacy, held here some weeks ago, the following interesting historical paper was read by Mrs. Robert C. Soaper, the President of the chapter.

 

Incidents of Civil War

In the history of all wars, the borderland has always suffered more than its share, being perhaps preyed upon by friend and foe, many on both sides suffering alike by the exercise of the law of retaliation.

 

Henderson was no exception to the rule.  In a population so divided in sentiment, brother was often arrayed against brother, and father against son, each conscientiously doing their duty to their country, as they saw it, but the mothers, God help them, their hearts bleeding and yearning over their own, on whichever side they fought.

 

There were many local happenings that are still unwritten history, living only in the memories of the men and women of those days.

 

One friend has told me, of having had a neighbor bring her word, that her home and her husband’s factory were to be burned that night.  They remained in the house all night   on the floor, expecting to have it burned over their heads, but nothing molested them, and at daybreak they collected what clothing was at hand, taking clothing of the children wet from the tubs, and crossed the river going to Evansville, from there to Louisville and on to New York where they remained for months until things were in a quieter state at home.  Then they returned after having to buy one of their children in New York.

 

Men doing business in town and living at various distances in the county, were very frequently detained in town under arrest for no cause whatever, to the great discomfort of their families at home, though there was generally some faithful friend who would manage to send word of their safety.

 

Even surrounded by many of the horrors of war, young people will dance when they have the opportunity.  There was a ball given at the old Hancock House; sometime in ’63.  The town being full of Union soldiers, the officers resented very much not being invited.  Just as the dance was at its height of fun and frolic they with squads of soldiers surrounded the building and fired several volleys into the ballroom.  The dancers and their chaperones and friends had to seek refuge in another part of the building, and could not go to their homes until morning.  That no one was killed was not the fault of those officers, and that such men could be officers, seemed a disgrace to the army.

 

Another incident was of a young boy of sixteen, who was visiting at his uncle’s, but had gone out to spend the evening.  He had been for some months at Fort Donelson with his father, and was sent home on a short furlough.  The Union soldiers hearing of his being there, went up, and surrounding the premises demanding admission to the house.  The commanding officer was asked for his warrant and promptly shot off his gun, saying that that was his warrant.  Mr. Henry Dallam, whose house it was, told them that on his word of honor he was not in the house, and that he had a very ill daughter, whom he eared would be made worse by the noise and confusion but that fact did not deter those officers from insisting on searching the house, though they did refrain from entering the sick room after Mr. Dallem had given his word that the young man was not hidden therein.  As they did not find the boy, they posted pickets at all approaches to the house to waylay him on his return, but fortunately their plans were foiled by friends who informed the boy of the search for him and he hid in the loft of a stable until Mr. Dallem with the help of a faithful servant and a good horse found it possible to put him on his way to his home in Morganfield.  He rode the horse, eluding the vigilance of the pickets to a good point below the Three Mile bridge, where he fastened it in a thicket.   The old servant succeeded in reaching the spot that night, securing the animal brought it safely home.

 

A very exciting time in that same neighborhood, was the searching of several houses for Ollie Steele who, while the search was going on, managed to make his escape.

 

The murder of the men by the order of General Burbridge happened here, but has been written up by the able pen of Mrs. Archibald Dixon and read in this chapter, and is I suppose in the hands of the Historian.

 

The murder of Owen Glass between Morganfield and Henderson in retaliation for the killing of a Union man, has also been written out by other hands, and is not a matter of history.

 

There seems to have been always something doing here in the four years of the war, and if I should use all the material I have gotten together, I fear I should wear out your patience, so I will close by reading a few verses, kindly given me by Mrs. Starling, written by a sister in lament for the loss of her brother, William C. Thompson, shot on the river bank near the Salt Wells, by the order of General Burbridge.

 

Society Notes

 

Linen Shower for Miss Hartfield

On Monday afternoon at her home on lower Main Street, Miss Birdie Hartfield entertained with a “linen shower” in honor of her cousin, Miss Irma Hartfield, who was married on Wednesday evening.

 

The guests assembling deposited their gifts in a silk and ribbon trimmed receptacle in the shape of an inverted umbrella, from which they were showered upon the bride who was seated underneath.

 

After openng and dully admiring of the love and esteem in which Miss Hartfield was held by her friends, delightful refreshements were served.

 

Except for a tinge of sadness at the prospect of losing their friend so soon, this delightful social function wa sone of unusual interest, and will be a bright spot in the memory f those who were fortunate enough to be present.

 

Dance in Honor of Miss Hartfield

On Tuesday evening at the Pavilion at Atkinson Park, a delightful dance was given in honor of Miss Irma Hartfield and Miss Loewenstein, of Nashville, who is the guest of Miss Henry Kraver.  The attendance included both the young and the married friends of the guests of honor and was in the nature of a farewell to Miss Hartfield , who became the bride of Mr. J. Louis Clarke, of Atlanta, Ga., on Wednesday evening. 

 

Hulein’s orchestra furnished the music and the delightfully cool weather added much to the jest of the evening’s pleasure.

 

Miss Ethel Lieber’s Dance

Again on Wednesday evening, the Pavilion at Atkinson Park was the scene of a happy throng of young people to meet Miss Ethel Lieber’s guests, Miss Lehrack and Miss Sexauer, of New York.  It there is anything that youth never tires of, and which seems to yield perpetual pleaure it is a dance and from the zest with which they ener into the spirit of it would seem that it were some new and especially delightful, pleasure designed by the Gods for the special occasion .  Nature was especially propitious, as there was a delightful breeze and glorious moonlight.

 

Refreshing beverages and ices were served during the evening and the seventy-five or more guests who participated enjoyed every moment of the vening.

 

Mrs. Mason T. Dyer Entertains

Mr. and Mrs. Mason Dyer entertained at cards on Friday evening at their home on Main Street in honor of their guest, Miss Mabel Murray.  Miss Murray has visited here often and has made many friends and an invitation to meet her was eagerly accepted.

 

Despite the warm weather, the young people enjoyed the games at the conclusion of which, Miss Ellen Worsham and Mr. Hughes Farmer were found to have the highest score, and received the prizes.

 

Those who enjoyed the delightful occasion were:

Misses Mabel Murray, Sue Dixon, Katherine Hodge, Bessie Allen, Rosa and Annie Rudy, Anna Rankin, Lucy Powell, Annie Soaper, Sudie Reese Hart, Ellen Worsham and Alice Dorsey.  Messrs. Hughes Farmer, Arthur Katterjohn, Leslie Clark, Lloyd meter, Anthony Perrier, Irving La Rue, Stephen Sneed, Strachan Barret, alves Dixon, Saunders Clay, Mr. Kerby, Mr. and Mrs. James Yearham. 

 

Delightful refreshments were served.

 

Picnic At The Island

On Saturday afternoon a party of young people rowed up to the island and enjoyed supper on the beach.  Later they drifted back by moonlight.

 

Mr. Arthue Katterjohn and Miss Rene Clay, chaperoned the following:  Misses Jane Rudy, Mary Berry, Marion Hambleton, Emily Elliott, Elizabeth Talley, Georgia Anderson, Laura Holloway and Lucy Powell; Messrs. Clarence White, Gilbert Johnson, Thomas Alves, William Quinn, Donald Cottingham, Arch Worsham, Jud Wilson and Arthur Williams.

 

Supper and Hay Ride

A gay party of young people enjoyed at six o’clock supper Thursday evening in Atkinson Park and later they left the park on a hay ride.

 

Those in attendance were:  Misses Edna Dede, Lilly Manion, carrier Shersinger, Lizzie Yungbecker, Lorene Webber, Kittie Hoosel, Adeline Jensen, Ophella Schnltz, of Louisville, Ky; Esther and Rachel Rosenblatt, of Hawesville, Ky.; Messrs. Andy grissen, Earl Crawley, Ed Misnacher, Pierpont Morgan, Leo Manion, Joe Taylor, Lonnie Brashear, Burch Fenwick, Miss Shersinger and Miss Manion.

 

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Mrs. Richard H. Cunningham and daughter, Miss Mary are now at Gratiot Beach, Michigan, the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Sullivant Hopkins, of Columbus, who have a cottage there.

 

Miss Belle Lockett is also the guest of her sister Mrs. Hopkins.

 

The Tennis Club At Corydon

Misses Nannie Wilson, Mary King, Eula Denton, Laura Rogers and Maud Jones, and Messrs. Howard Pentecost, George Royster and Clifford Ralph and Bert King have organized the tennis club and are playing some interesting games on the lawn in front of H. A. King’s residence on Second Street.  Next Friday afternoon two games will be played for a silk banner.  The club is divided into two teams and have the euphonious names of “Lightning Flyers” and “The Game be given the banner.  Everybody interested in clean and healthy sports should witness the game for the penant next Friday afternoon.  Printed rules will be given to those interested in learning to play the game.  If you want a bopy ask B. B. King, president of the club.  Corydon News.

 

Housewarming For Mr. and Mrs. Farnsworth

Last Friday evening, Mr. and Mrs. R. P. Farnsworth were delightfully surprised by quite a number of their friends with a housewarming at their home on the corner of Washington and Alvasia streets, into which they recently moved.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Farnsworth were the recipients of two handsome reed rockers and many other handsome and valuable presents all of which were most thoroughly appreciated.

 

Those present were: Dr. and Mrs. J. P. Williams, Rev. W. L. Livingston, Mr. and Mrs. Fount Christian, Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Hall, Mesdames, J. H. Roland, L. B. Schaeffer, George Klauder, Jr., Kate Green, J. H. Moore, T. M. Jenkins, F. E. Kriepke, Frank Eckert, S. B. Mayer, S. D. Harris, W. S. Kleiderer, J. H. Ferguson, R. W. Powell, r. C. and R. M. Mc Farland, -- Lightfoot, John Kriel, george Schwalmetr, J. S. Sweeten, Miss Grace Renn and Col. Thomas E. Ward.

 

Delightful Entertainment

Thursday evening Mr. Edward Goehring delightfully entertained, a number of his young friends complimentary to Miss Florena Wallace, of Malden, Mo., one of Henderson’s most charming visitors, at the beautiful home of his parents on center avenue.  During the evening dainty refreshments were served.

 

Will Entertain Thursday

Miss Adalaide M. Yonts and Mrs. Frank S. Haag will entertain Thursday evening at Atkinson Park in honor of Miss Florena Wallace, of Malden, Mo., the attractive guest of Mrs. R. J. Mc Caslin.

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Miss Marianna Soaper Sneed, who is soon to wed Mr. Ewing Rankin, will be given several entertainments prior to the wedding.  Miss Eddie Rankin will give her a linen shower and Miss Robert C. Soaper, a morning reception.

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The wedding is to be very quietly solemnized Wednesday morning, July twenty-sixth, and they will leave immediately for an extended Northern trip.  A part of the honeymoon will be spent with Major and Mrs. T. K. Gibbs at Newport.

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Miss Irma Williams will return home on Wednesday July 19 and on that evening will entertain at the pavilion in Atkinson Park with an “Ire Dance.” In honor of her guest Misses Alileene Herr, of Louisville, and Mary Lewis of Owensboro.  Those who were disappointed at not being invited to join Lieutenant Peary’s expedition to the north pole, can find some consolation in the frigid surroundings on Wednesday evening.

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There are several more names to be added to the list of Hendersonians who will tour Europe this summer.  On Monday at midnight, Miss Katherine Hodge and her brother, Mr. James Hodge and Mr. Anthony Perrier will leave for Montreal, from which port they will sail for the British Isles.  They will tour England, Scotland and Ireland and will be gone until December.

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Society seems to have reached the climax on July fifteenth, when every body and his cousin turned out to the Elk’s celebration at Atkinson Park and since then there has been a steady declind in all social features.

 

With the advent of warm weather most entertainments will be of an, Fresco nature and parks and lawns and porches will be in demand.

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Miss Virginia Lockett, Miss Mary Belle Taylor and Juanita Klein, of Frankfort, returned Saturday at noon, from Trenton, where they had been the guests of a house party entertained by Misses Joy and Marguerite Banks.

 

Misses Taylor and Klein will be the guests of Mrs. Larkin White until Monday, when they will leave for their home in Frankfort.

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Miss Mary McCullagh is expected home Wednesday accompanied by Mrs. Henry Whitesides and little daughter, Jane Hamilton, of St. Louis who will spend the rest of the summer with relatives here.

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Mrs. David Clark and children, of Clarksville, Tenn., arrived yesterday and are the guests of Dr. and Mrs. Arch Dixon in Edgewood.

 

Mrs. Larkin Whige and little daughter, and Miss Bessie Allen will leave there they will go to Bay View, Mich., for the rest of the summer.

 

Mrs. Lester Baldwin, of New York, will arrive Wednesday to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Soaper on Lower Main Street.

 

Miss Emma Fitzhugh left Monday Paducah to visit Mrs. William Hughes and Mrs. W. G. Morrow.  She will be gone about a month.

 

Mrs. Henry W. Herndon and daughters, Misses Anna May and Wilda left yesterday for a two weeks stay at Grayson Springs.

 

Funeral Notice

The funeral of John B. Hart will be held this (Sunday) afternoon at 4:30 o’clock from the residence on Third Street.  Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend.

 

Card of Thanks

We wish to extend our thanks to our friends for their many acts of kindness, during the illness and death of our beloved son and brother, Mr. Adolph Unverzagt.  We also extend thanks for the many beautiful floral offerings and to assure them that we will ever hold them in grateful remembrance.    THE FAMILY

 

Daughter of Madam Scott Badly Hurt

Madam Scott, who is visiting friends in town, received the sad news Friday that her daughter, Mrs. William Bringhurst, who is well and favorable known here while on a visit to Nashville, fell down the steps at the Maxwell House and sustained a severe fracture of the hip accounts she was resting easy with the injured limb in a cast, but it will probably be two months before she can be removed to her home in Clarksville.

 

Carolyn Cooper Wins The Dollar

A Smith’s Mills Miss Lands Prize on Account of Punctuation.

Only four answers to the puzzle pictures were absolutely correct.  Quite a number had the wording correct but “fell down” on punctuation, that is, they left off the quotation marks.  Many failed on the word ‘twist,’ in which they left off, the letter “t,” spelling the word “twix.”  The other correct guessers were Jane Spidel, Bessie C. Spidel and Irene Dixon.

 

The correct answer is as follows:

 

“There’s many a slip ‘twist the cup and the lip.”

“All is not gold that glitters.”

 

Schlitzbaum Again Arrested

He is Charged With Fleecing Penitentiary Out of Certain goods and Chattels

Owensboro, Ky., July 15 – A. B. Schlitzbaum sometime ago aent of the American Express company at Fordsville later on inmae ooof the Ohio county jail at Hartford and finally shipping clerk in the shoe department at the Eddyville penitentiary from which position he was but recently discharged, has again been arrested at Portland, Ore., and will be brought back to Kentucky.  He is charged with having fraudulently disposed of some $2,000 worth of footwear while acting as shipping clerk in the penitentiary.

 

It became known some time ago that Schlitzbaum had worked a smooth game on the penitentiary authorities.  Information was obtained that he shipped shoes that were not ordered, supposedly to a confederate who disposed of them.  The scheme worked smoothly.  Schlitzbaum taking care that the bogus orders were not filed too often and that the shipments went out at opportune times.  Finally, when his time was nearly served out, the officials began to suspect Schlitzbaum and shortly after his release it was discovered that he had worked the penitentiary for some $2,000.

 

Warrants were immediately issued covering as many of the separate shipments as could be definetly ascertained, and the search for the former shipping clerk began.  Schlitzbaum possibly did not suspect that his smooth dealings would be discovered even after his departure.  He had been confined closely for a long time, had seen very little except the shoes that he shipped.  He was pining to see things to make up for what he had lost during his incarceration and without any thought of getting out of the way of officers, he went to Portland to see the exposition.  Whatever was his motive is going so far away, his sightseeing was suddenly terminated by an officer with brass buttons.

 

Schlitzbaum’s connection with the famous embezzlement case in which J. B. Boatner was implicated is well remembered by the people of Daviess and adjoining counties.  Boatner shipped a package said to contain $28,000 from Owensboro to Fordsville.  At Fordsville the package disappeared.  Schlitzbaum, the agent also disappeared turning up late at Falls of Rough.  The package did not appear.  Some other money disappeared simultaneously with Schlitzbaum and the package.  Both Boatner and Schlitzbaum were arrested, but Boatner was finally cleared.  Schlitzbaum was sentenced to one year in the penitentiary.

 

Local Brevities

Otto Beroset is critically ill on the Corydon Pike.

 

Misses Myra and Sarah Beverley returned from Vincennes, Ind., last night.

 

Mr. and Mrs. William Hatchett and grandson, James Maxwell, of St. Louis are guests of Dr. and Mrs. W. A. Quinn on Second Street.

 

Mr. Clarence Dallam, of Louisville, arrived in the city last night to spend Sunday with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Dallam on Elm Street.

 

The town was most bountifully supplied with blackberries Saturday at the uniform price of 50 cents a water bucket.  Why is that blackberries are usually sold from a buggy with a mule hitched to it – said buggy loaded with from four to eight buckets of  berries and two black women.

 

David and Toomey are receiving more apples from the wagon than can be shipped out daily.  The big store house of this firm received hundreds of baskets of apples Saturday which will be shipped out Monday.  Summer apples are poor keepers and must be handled in haste.  However bring on your apples to Davis & Toomey – the margin is so close a big lot must be handled to yield a profit.

 

Since it quit raining the sun has been focusing its heated beams on the water sogged earth and crops have suffered in consequence.  Tobacco in the bottom lands that seemed uninjured during the cloudy weather is flapping down scandalously.  It will be some days yet ere a correct approximate estimate of the loss from the wilting of tobacco can be made.

 

Goes To Europe

Mr. Issac Mann leaves this morning on an extended European trip, sailing next Thursday on the Hamburg-American steamship Deutchland.  While away he will visit all the principal cities of Europe.

 

Wile abroad Mr. Mann will make purchases for their mammoth department store, but principally entering into contracts for find dress goods and items.

 

Mrs. Mann will visit in Cincinnati until her husband’s return.


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