Henderson County Newspaper Abstracts

July 18, 1905


Double Killing Had In Lee County

James Crees and J. M. Thomas Shot to Death by Breathitt County Man

Owingsville, July 17 – At a church on Fraley creek, Lee county, last night, James Crees was shot through the heart and instantly killed, and J. M. Thomas was shot and fatally wounded by John Muller, of Breathitt county.  A large crowd was at church when Muller appeared with two revolvers buckled around him.  Muller, it is said, was drunk and began abusing Crees and Thomas, with who he is said to have had trouble formerly.  Muller drew both pistols and began firing.  Crees fell dead with a bullet in the heart at the first fire, and a moment late Thomas fell dead near him.  Neither Crees not Thomas was armed.


Muller was arrested by officers present and started to the Beattyville jail.  Friends of Crees and Thomas quickly formed and started after the murderer, with the avowed intention of killing him, but the officers, by going in a round about way reached Beattyville just ahead of the mob.  It is believed that Muller will be lynched yet.  Guards will be placed around the jail.


The feeling is high at Beattyville tonight.  The jail is heavily guarded.


Caleb Powers Gets More Checks

Is said That He has Received $90,000

Since He Was First Imprisoned

Newport, Ky., July 17 – Twelve checks were received in the morning mail by Caleb Powers from persons in various parts of the United States.  The checks called for amounts from $10 to $100 each.  One of the letters that accompanied a check read:

“To aid in securing the liberty of an innocent fan.”  A prominent Democrat of the Cincinnati Highlands called on Powers today and presented to him a check for %66.  It is said that the contributions received by Powers during his long incarceration aggregate $90,000.



W. M. Husbands was in the city, going to Paducah from Owensboro.


Mr. O. W. Muncey, of Owensboro, arrived in the city yesterday to visit Mr. J. B. Riley.


Mr. Henry Mendel, of Owensboro, was in the city a short while yesterday.


Mr. C. M. Rice was in the city yesterday, going to Owensboro.


Prof. J. N. Coony and V. Talisl were in the city yesterday in the interest of St. Mary’s college, this state.


Miss Amelia Kreipke left yesterday for a short visit to relatives in Cloverport, Ky.


Wayne F. Cook leaves this morning for Louisville and several other points in eastern Kentucky.


Miss Mamie Hunt, of Lexington, was in the city yesterday en route to Morganfield.


W. N. Jones, of Corydon, was in the city yesterday en route to Paducah.


C. D. Roberts, wife and child, of Louisville, were in the city en route to Sebree yesterday to visit his father, Mr. W. E. Roberts and family.


D. O. Hancock and wife of Belcourt, Ky., who have been visiting Rev. A. J. Bennett, of Yelvington, Ky., were in the city yesterday en roué home.


Mrs. J. L. Jackson who has been visiting in Owensboro returned home to Howell, Indiana yesterday.


Master Chester Hewlett passed through the city yesterday en route to Hanson from Owensboro.


Mrs. J. W. Mayfield was in the city yesterday en route to Onton, Ky., to visit her mother.


Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Hart, of Mt. Vernon, Ind., who attended the funeral of his uncle, Mr. John B. Hart, returned home yesterday morning.


Mr. N. Konn, of Evansville, Packing Company, returned home yesterday.


Mr. T. B. Rodman, wife and daughter, Miss Hallie, returned home yesterday from Caskey, Ky.


Mrs. Jennie Williams, of Owensboro, arrived in the city to visit Mrs. W. C. Markins on Second Street.


Mr. P. D. Owens and niece, Miss Bernice Owen, of Nashville, Tenn., passed through the city yesterday en route home from a visit in Uniontown.


Miss Mattie Dechamp returned yesterday from a three week’s visit to Miss Laura Raney, of Spottsville.


Mrs. W. J. Doyle, of Muskogee, I. T. Returned home from a visit to her father, Mr. W. C. Farley.


Miss Lillian Millett has returned home from Louisville, where she has been visiting her father, Phil T. Millett.


Arch O. Branham, the accommodating carrier on Rural Route No. 5 leaves this morning for Providence for a week’s visit to friends.


Judge J. A. Phillips, of Monticello, Ky., is here on a visit to his daughter, Mrs. R. L. Johnson.  Judge Phillips is an affable gentleman and was formerly editor of the Outlook and the Courier in Wayne county.  He held the office of county Judge, the duties of which he administered to the satisfaction of all concerned.


Mr. William Crowe and sister, Miss Edna of St. Louis and Mr. Andrew Ahl, of Pittsburg, are guests of Miss Loretta Hardesty.


Mrs. Louis K. Harrington of East St. Louis, arrived here o n a visit to her mother, Mrs. W. R. Conover.  She was accompanied by her niece and nephew, little Miss Evelyn and Charles Branson who had been visiting her for a month.


Mr. and Mrs. Eldred T. Pate and son, Master James of Slaughterville, Ky., who have been visiting Mrs. S. D. Lightfoot and family on Center Street left yesterday morning for Paducah, Ky.


Miss Lillie Melton, who spent Sunday in our city left for Cairo, Ky yesterday.


L. V. Runyon, of Henshaw, Ky., who spent Sunday with Mr. A. Waller and family left yesterday morning for Evansville.


Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Schlamp and daughter, Marianna, returned from Sebree yesterday morning.


Mrs. Anna Ashby returned from Hopkinsville Monday; where she has been visiting her sister.


Messr. George W. Rash and J. A. Franceway were her yesterday in the interest of the Hopkins county fair.


Clarence Pride, of Clay, Ky., returned home Monday after a visit to Mr. William Watson on Powell Street.


Miss Lula Toy, of Sturgis, arrived in the city Monday to visit the family of Mr. H. K. Toy.


Rev. T. C. Gebauer left for Marion, Ky, to attend the Crittenden County Sunday School Convention.


Mrs. J. T. Young, of Evansville, who has been visiting Mrs. E. M. Quinn on Elm Street, left yesterday for Corydon.


H. C. Mc Gill, of Christian county, was in the city yesterday en route to Stugis.


Miss Susie Armstrong, of Spottsville, the attractive young visitor of Mr. William Mc Kinley, returned home yesterday.


Mr. E. Heeger and brother, of Evansville, returned home yesterday.


Mrs. James Feeney, of Evansville, returned home Monday after spending the day here.


Miss Lizzie Davis, or Rockport, Ind., was in the city yesterday en route to Golconda, Illinois.


Miss J. Gilchrist and Miss Anna Lee Ellis, of Corydon, were in the city yesterday.


Mrs. F. S. Sheffer, of Corydon, was in the city yesterday from Maunee, Ill.


Miss Mc Gill, of Frankfort, left for Bowling Green yesterday after a visit to Mrs. W. S. Johnson.


Mrs. Cabell and son, George, returned to Paducah yesterday after attending the funeral of Mr. J. B. Hart.


Miss Lillian Dannacher, of Owensboro and Mrs. Andy Winter and Miss Lou Ames of Owensboro, were in the city yeterday en route to Owensboro.


Miss Mary Crutcher left on a business trip to Madisonville yesterday.


Miss Eloise Gentry, of Corydon, returned yesterday after a visit to Mrs. A. G. Crutchfield.


Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Mc Farland left for Dawson Springs yesterday to visit Mr. and Mrs. Robert Zubrod.


Miss Annabel Negley left for Georgetown Monday morning to visit Mrs. J. B. Graves.


Mr. and Mrs. Gus Starr returned from Louisville yesterday.

C. E. Harness, of Corydon, was in the city yesterday.

Misses Edna and Ella Davis returned from Corydon yesterday.

Miss Hanna Green returned home to Spottsville yesterday.

Miss Lottie Hape went to Spottsville to visit relatives.

Miss May Smith, of Owensboro, returned home yesterday.

Ed Hager and wife, of Paducah, returned home yesterday.

T. O. Willett, of Paducah, returned home yesterday.

T. O. Willet, of Paducah, returned home yesterday.

A. Lamb, of Clay, Ky., returned home yesterday.

Miss R. B. Ashby, of Sturgis, returned home yesterday.

William Taber left Monday for Sturgis to make a short visit.

Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Bailey and son returned from Sebree yesterday.

Miss Kathryne Franey, of Evansville, returned home yesterday.

Joseph H. Clore returned from Sebree Monday morning.

R. F. Powell went to Owensboro yesterday to spend a week or so.

A. P. Harness made a business trip down the I. C. yesterday.

O.S. Townsend left for the south Sunday, to spend his vacation.

Mr. H. C. Kirby returned from Robards yesterday.


Court Notes

County Court Orders

Ed Manion was allowed $2,303 for stock rock on the several gravel roads.


Henry Unverzagt qualified as administrator of the personal estate of Adolph Unverzagt, deceased.


The Ohio Valley Banking and Trust company qualified as administrator of the estate of Violet Webb, deceased.


J. L. Dorsey etc. to Peter Cohen, lot on First Street: $2,000.


Mrs. P. R. Tapp to Mrs. Katherine Cohen etc., house and lot: $650.


Society News

The younger society set enjoyed a delightful boating party on yesterday afternoon to Rockport on the Margaret R.  Refreshments were served and the afternoon spent most pleasantly.  In the party were Misses Virginia Bently of Louisville, Elizabeth and Helen Givens of Madisonville, Janey Woodson, Virginia Bransford, Ada Crutcher of Henderson and Hettie Bell Fuqua; Messrs. Miles Mattingly, Moreland Taylor,  Ewing Mc Farland, Joe Noe, William Kennady and George Cannon. OWENSBORO MESSENGER


In honor of Miss Ada Crutcher of Henderson; Miss Virginia Bently of Louisville, and Miss Jeney Woodson, Miss Virginia Bransford was hostess at a 6 o’clock dinner at her home on Frederica Street on Thursday.  The dining room was decorated for the occasion with potted plants ferns and cut flowers.  The color scheme was pink and white.  The table was lighted with candles covered with red shades.  The evening was spent in dancing.  The guests were Misses Ada Crutcher of Henderson, Virginia Bently of Louisville, Janey Woodson, Louise Mitchell and Hettie Belle Fuqua, Messrs. Joe Noe, George Fuqua, Ewing Mc Farland, John Lyddane, John S. Mc Farland and Miles Mattingly. OWENSBORO MESSENGER


Mrs. J. T. Hathaway was the host at a pretty card party on Wednesday afternoon at her home on walnut Street.  The affair was given in honor of her guests, Mesdames Cyrus Graham and Annie K. Major of Henderson.  The color scheme was chocolate and green.  The prizes were awarded to Mrs. Graham and Mrs. Camden riley.  The tally cards represented large clubs.  A u nique way of keeping the count wa smade with diamonds, hearts, and spades.  Refreshments were served in two courses.  The invited guests were:  Mesdames Camden Riley, Victor Stirman, M. G. Stirman, S. S. Watkins, O’ Connell Daugherty, W. B. Cosby, James Cox, John Engllehard, D. Stuart Miller, D. L. Merritt, Kate Gray and Fred Staines, of Henderson, Alice H. Johnson, C. S. Walker, Misses Vitula Mc Farland, Statira Mc Farland, Blanch Slaughter, Sue Slaughter, Jennie Rodman, Vincencia Hill, Susan Slack, Alline Johnson, Carrie Carrigan and Annie Mc Clain Haathaway.  OWENSBORO MESSENGER


Work On Freight House

The work of erecting the new L. and N. freight house was started Monday morning.  The grading is now being done.  Superintendent Logsdon and several other officials were here Monday to see the work started.  Four months will be required to complete the building.  It will have a brick and concrete foundation but the building proper will be of corrugated iron.


The Champion Peach

The Champion Peach is, as its name lures to belief, a very select mid summer peach.  Mr. John Sellars, of Cairo, convinced the Gleaner of the superior excellence of this white fleshed peach Monday.  His contribution of sample peaches, liberal as it was to the Gleaner would have been more liberal but for the fact a certain congressman is the possessor of a powerful mouth for peaches and Mr. Sellars to the Gleaner’s regret, remembered that mouth – and divided the peaches.


Funeral Last Sunday Afternoon

Of Mr. John B. Hart Was Largely Attended

Interment in Fernwood

The funeral of Mr. John B. Hart was held Sunday afternoon from the family residence on Third Street.  Quite a large number were in attendance on the obsequies.


The services were conducted by Rev. W. A. Ward, and Rev. L. W. Rose.


During the service of the house the hymn, “Asleep in Jesus” was feelingly sun by Mr. George M. Atkinson.  At the graveside “They Will Be done’ was sweetly rendered.


The floral offerings were numerous and beautiful attesting the esteem in which the deceased was held.


Thrown From Hose Is Badley Injured

Woman Fell From saddle and Foot Caught in stirrup Causing Her to Receive Serious Hurts

Mrs. Coleman Davis was thrown from a horse which she was riding Sunday afternoon near the Atkinson Park entrance and received injuries that were thought for some time to be fatal.  Despite the fact that she was unconscious for some time and suffered a broken thumb and wrist, a dislocated hip and severe bruises about the body it is thought she will recover unless internal injuries develop.


Mrs. Davis left her home on Seventh Street to take a horse back ride with a sister of her husband during the afternoon.  They rode out the Evansville pike and were returning home when the accident occurred.  A gust of wind blew Mrs. Davis skirt up in such a way that the horse was frightened and jumping to one side threw the rider from the saddle.  Her foot hung in the stirrup and she was dragged far over a hundred feet.


She was brought to the city and taken to her home where Dr. griffin gave her medical aid.  Last evening she was resting easily and it was thought she would recover.



Mayor Helmbold Is Arrested

On a New Arrant Charging Him With Contempt of Federal Court

Maysville, Ky., July 17 – A warrant was sworn out before United States Judge Cochran charging Mayor Helmbold, of Newport, Ky., with contempt.  The alleged contempt is for the interference with the orders of United States Court in regard to placing Caleb Powers in jail at Newport.  The warrant is now in the hands of United States Marshal Sharp.


The contempt charges filed last week were withdrawn and the new charge is based on additional evidence.


Helmbold Arrested

Cincinnati, Ohio, July 17 – Mayor Helmbold of Newport, Ky., and Patrolmen Ratican and Flynn, of that city were arrested tonight on a warrant sworn out before Judge Cochran at Maysville earlier in the day charging them with contempt of court.  The men were released on their own recognizance to appear before the United States circuit court at Covington, October 16, to show cause why they should not be punished for obstructing the execution of an order of court.


Went To Sleep and Lost Watch and Wallet

Man Who Took Nap in Doorway

Awakes to find His Purse Containing $22 and Watch Missing

James Mullen took a nap in his doorway Sunday afternoon.  The nap cos thim a gold watch and a wallet containing $22.


Mr. Mullen pulled a cot up near the front door of his residence Sunday afternoon shortly before 6 o’clock and was soon sleeping the sleep of a man with an easy conscience.  He had his watch in his pocket and his pocket book containing the money was under the cover of the cot.  Both were absent when  he awakened.


The matter was reported to the police.


Mr. Givens In City

Mr. C. C. Givens of Madisonville, proprietor of the Madisonville Hustler and the Henderson Gleaner, spent yesterday in the city a guest of his brother in law, Mr. W. L. Sloane.  The Gleaner and Hustler are two of the best papers in Western Kentucky.  SUNDAY’S OWENSBORO MESSENGER


Local Brevities

Mrs. James Oliver returned last night from a visit at Dugger, Ind.


H. C. Mc Laughth and wife, of Nashville, left for the south last night.


Charles Bennett sold to Frank Eckert three fat sows at 5 cents grow.


Miss Clara Lambert who has been visiting in St. Louis returned last night.


A. N. Taylor, who spent the day with his family in this city, returned last night to Evansville.


Bell V. Given, of Paducah, was here Sunday to attend the funeral of his uncle, Mr. John B. Hart.


The condition of D. A. Posey who has been ill for some time at his home on Dixon Street remains about the same.


W. H. Whitmore, accompanied by his attorney F. J. Pentecost, of Corydon, left last night for Nashville, to attend to the settling of an estate to which Mr. Whitmore is one of the heirs.


From away down in Texas, from Boyes City, Rockwell county,c ame an order the other day to J. A. Simms and Company for “Kentucky Club whiskey.” “Distance don’t count with a lover of pure liquor – When a fellow has once tasted Kentucky Club he never forgets it.” , says J. S. Sparks, of J. A. Simms & Company.


Peary Starts For The North Pole

Steamer Roosevelt Weighs Anchor and Points Nose Toward the Arctic Region

New York, July 17 – Lieutenant Robert E. Peary beamed with happiness when his polar steamship the Roosevelt weight anchor in the Hudson river and stuck her nose toward the far off North Pole.


The water front about Thirty-fifth Street and North river was lined for blocks with friends and admirers of the brave commander, and scores of women and girls kissed their hands and wished “bon voyage” to the man who heads the first expedition in many years to start from New York to search for the coveted pole.


Flaunting a large American flag, and with no other flag, signals or name displayed, the Roosevelt sailed smoothly down the bay, accompanied by the tug Pentucket of the navy yard, to which the guets were transferred off the Narrows.


Lieutenant Peary although he directed the start, did not sail on his ship.  He left New York at midnight for Syndey C.B.  The commander expects the Roosevelt to arrive there Friday.


Mrs. Peary did not go.  Her mother Mrs. Magdalen Diebitch, and Mrs. Peary’s children, Robert E. Peary, Jr. and Marie Anighnito, will go as far as Sydney and return by rail.  Anighnito was born in the arctic zone and hence the Esquimaux name which means a high pointed mountain.”


Before starting Commander Peary said:


“I have the best equipped expedition that ever started out to plant a flag on the uppermost part of the glove.  Every possible thing that would facilitate the work of discovery and every comfort for my men have been attended to and the start is none to soon for me.”


Commander Pearyt assured all that he would return to New York three years hence with “a piece of the pole.”  He will sail from Sydney on Friday morning and expects to reach the pole within 18 months.  This will allow six months for the night the party will have to rest.


Those who accompanied Commander Peary to the furthest point North are Ross E. Marvin, a graduate of Cornell University, who will assist in geological work.  Dr. Louis J. Wolf, who for past past six months has been in the dispensary in Bellevue. Dr. Wolf applied for and received the appointment as ship’s surgeon without notifying his parents, who are wealthy and live in Silverton, Oregon.  He is a graduate of the Cooper Medical College, San Francisco, Chief Engineer George E. Wardell, Steward Charles Percy, a veteran explorer, and Matthew A. Hensen, a negro, who has been with Peary on all his previous dashes for the pole, will also go.


As the Roosevelt moved down the Hudson every craft that carried a whistle put it in use and the shrieking and screeching of tubs and steamers made a deafening roar.  As the vessel passed Seagate she received a salute from the Atlantic Yacht Club which was returned, as were all the other salutes, by the constant dipping of the colors.


July 19, 1905


Mail For the Rural Routes

Where and How to Address it

Territory Covered By the Five Routes

In addressing letters or other mail to county residents an accurate knowledge of numbers of the rural route is highly desirable.  Subjoined are the numbers of the several rural routes with the territory covered by the same.


R. R. No. 1 to Smith’s Mills and return.


R. R. No. 2 to Cairo and return.


R. R. No. 3 to Niagara and Coraville and back by way of the Air Line road.  The Air Line road leaves Audubon at Marshall’s Furniture Factory and so on out between Sam Hicks’ and the Elam land an on by George Manion’s farm out by the George White farm and beyond, intersecting a road across country by Coraville to Niagra.


R. R. No. 4 to Zion thence on to the Doctor Quinn farm and across country to Spottsville and back by way of the Spottsville road.


R. R. No. 5 up the Evansville road to the intersection of the Green river road thence with same by Mrs. Wather’s S. L. Tippin’s and Lee Baskett’s and John Baskett’s and so on to the Zion road at Miss Mary A. Howard’s and so on back to the city. 


Now if you know the road whereon your friend or sweetheart lives you know which rural route to write after her sweet name, as it were.  Wherefore clip this list for reference.



Mrs. S. A. Noyes and Miss Maggie Bell, of Owensboro, arrived in the city at noon yesterday to visit Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Bradshaw on South Green Street.


Misses Goldie Johnson and Annie Laura Westerfield, of Pleasant Ridge, Ky., were in the city en route to grove Center, Ky.


Mr. and Mrs. Albert Winterath and infant son, of Tell City, were in the city yesterday en route to Nashville.


A. Powell, of Tobinsport, Ind., was in the city yesterday on his way to Sebree.


Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Scott, of Desoto, Mo., arrived Sunday to visit Mrs. N. Vaughn, 738 Powell Street.


Mrs. A. A. Handley left at noon yesterday to visit her daughter, Mrs. F. A. Turner at Jonesboro, Ark.


Mrs. James Hodge and sister, Miss Katy, left Tuesday  morning for the east, whence they will sail for Scotland.


H. H. King, of Corydon, and daughter, Miss Agnes, were in the city en route to Sebree yesterday.


Mrs. John C. Riley and two children, Master John and George, left yesterday for Crab Orchard, Ky., for a few week’s visit.


Ernest Clayton, of Madisonville, who has been here advertising the Hopkins county fair, returned home yesterday.


Mrs. J. C. Clark, of Springfield, Ill, arrived in the city yesterday from Guthrie, to visit the Misses Bessie and Katherine Lockett of the county.


Misses Peachie Quinn and Cora Louise Oliver left yesterday evening for Nashville, Tenn., where they will visit Mrs. Charles Mc Manus, after which they will go to Richmond, Va.


Mrs. J. S. Williams, who has been visiting her father, Mr. William Eakins, returned home to Corydon Tuesday.


Mrs. Mary E. Keeser, who has been visiting in the East St. Louis returned home to Clay, Ky., yesterday.


Miss Mattie Crawford who has been visiting Miss Lydia Hanger returned home yesterday.


Mr. George Crawley and wife, of Slaughtersville were in the city yesterday en route to Bisbee, Ariz.


Rev. W. L. Livingston left y esterday evening for Stephenson, Ala., from which place he goes to Sweetware, Tenn., to join his wife.  After a short vacation he will go to Seymour, Tex., to become pastor of the United Cumberland Presbyterian church.


Mrs. Joseph Oliver and daughter, Miss Ethel, returned from Dugger, Ind., yesterday after a wekk’s visit.


Will C. Coleman, of Providence, was in the city yesterday en route to Louisville.


E. L. Brooks and J. M. Callis, of Sebree, were in the city o n business yesterday.


George Lyne and daughter, Mrs. J. C. Riley, left for Crab Orchard Springs yesterday to spend the summer.


Messrs. J. S. Powell and B. S. Morris returned from Robards, where they have been attending Squire Moss’ court.


Mrs. Nettie Carney of Sturgis, who has been visiting relatives in this city returned home yesterday.


Mrs. John Pierce, of Corydon, who has been visiting her daughter, Mrs. J. P. Randolph returned home yesterday.


William crowe and sister, Miss Edna and Andrew Ahl, of St. Louis, are guests of Miss Loretta Hardesty.


Miss Alice Rankin left yesterday for Cadiz, Ky. To visit relatives.



Mr. and Mrs. Charles Day, of St. Louis, who have been the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Day on Third Street, left for Sebree yesterday.


Miss Birdie Jennings, of Terre Haute, Ind., returned home yesterday after a visit to Miss Minnie Williamson.


Miss Bessie Allen and Mrs. Larkin White left y esterday for Boy view, Mich., to spent the summer.


Mesdames Alice Claycomb and Francis Jones left today for Baskett Station.


F. M. Clark, of Sebree, was in the city yesterday en route to Maceo, Ky.


Mrs. P. J. Young and son, spent yesterday with friends in Morganfield.


T. T. Moore, wife and son, of Trenton, Tenn., arrived in the city this morning and are guests of Mr. J. T. Moore, on Ingram streeet.


Little Misses Bessie and Jane Spidel left for Dawson Springs yesterday to visit relatives for a week or two.


A Perrier left Monday night for Montrel via Chicago, from whence he will sail for Liverpool next Thursday.


Mrs. Mary Frazier, of Morganfield, was in the city en route to Sebree.


Mrs. C. Arnett, of Madisonville, arrived in the city yesterday morning to visit the family of Mr. D. A. Howard.


Miss Lille Stadfield, of Morganfield, was in the city yesterday en route to Sebree.


Miss Kitty Owen, of Evansville, who has been visiting Miss Julia Rudy on South Alvasia Street, returned home yesterday morning.


Miss Nola Melton who has been visiting in Corydon, returned to her home in Ogden, Utah, yesterday.


Miss Nellie Quinn returned from Morganfield yesterday.

J. D. Jensen returned from down the I. C. yesterday.

F. J. Hite returned from Owensboro yesterday.

Ronald Fisher, of Louisville, left here today for Evansville.

Dr. W. L. Thompson left for Louisville today.

F. J. Pentecost, of Corydon, was in the city yesterday.

Hon. A. O. Stanley returned from down the L. & N. yesterday.

C. E. Dallam made a business trip down the I.C. yesterday.

W. N. Drury returned to Waverly yesterday.

Young Spalding, of Morganfield returned home yesterday.

J. W. Wharton returned from a business trip to Dixon yesterday.

J. M. Kallmyer, of Evansville, was in the city yesterday.

L. J. Moss, of Robards, returned home yesterday.

Misses Mary and Louise Blackwell left yesterday for Hopkinsville.

Mrs. Mollie Shekles, of Spottsville, returned home yesterday.

William Craft returned to Los Angeles yesterday.

Mrs. G. L. Connoway, of Evansville, returned home yesterday.

Mr. A. G. Crutchfield left for Morganfield yesterday.

M. J. La Heist returned from Owensboro yesterday.

W. J. Austin was in the city Tuesday en route to Waverly, Ky.


County Court

The Ohio Valley Banking and Trust company qualified as guardian of Melrose T. Cox and Pattie McGowan Cox, infant children of Mrs. Pattie R. Cox.


Badly Hurt By A Fall from Window

Cynthiana Ky., July 18 Mrs. Joseph Louis, wife of a well known tailor, fell from the second story window of her home this morning at 3 o’clock fracturing her skull and receiving internal injuries.  Mrs. Louis’ head struck a small post, which crushed one side of her head so badly that several bones have been removed by the physicians.


The accident was caused by Mrs. Louis going to sleep in the window and losing her balance.


Was Drowned in Kentucky River

Nancy Carpenter Thrown From a Sailboat While Going at Full Speed

Nicholasville, Ky July 18 – Nancy carpenter, aged fourteen years, was drowned in Kentucky river, at Valley View, about 10 o’clock last night.  A party of young persons were sailing at full speed in a launch when the speed was suddenly checked by a line stretched across the river which the pilot had been unable to see.  Miss Carpenter fell into the river.  It is supposed she struck the wheel in falling and was drowned.  The body has not been recovered.


George Hutchinson owner of the launch, was injured, but nor seriously injured.


Two Thrown From Horse

Owingsville, Ky., July 18 – Walter Riddle and Thomas Jones were riding horseback near here when the animal stopped suddenly, throwing both men.  Riddle fell on his head, fracturing his skull and is fatally injured.  Jones was not hurt.


Wounded In A Moonshine  Battle

Sergent, Ky., July 18 – Marshal Charles Randall, leading a moonshine raid in Letcher county Saturday night, ran upon Ben Brown, Jr., a battle followed.  At the third volley brown fell, his left thigh shattered.  He was taken to Whitesburg jail.  Later in the night three stills were cut and destroyed.


Local Brevities

W. A. Smith left last night for Hopkinsville on business.


Mrs. W. B. Armendt, of Owensboro, is visiting Mrs. C. F. Kleiderer.


Mrs. J. Holmes and son, Herbert, returned last night from Spottsville.


J. C. Grubbs, of Madisonville, was in the city last night en route home.


Miss Rosena Logan arrived in the city last night en route to Morganfield to visit friends.


Henry Viehe, who has been visiting in Henderson for a few days, left last night for Nashville.


Mr. Herman Roberts, wife and boy arrived in the city last night from Charlottesville, Va., to visit his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Roberts.


Next Saturday, July 22nd, Adam Farley will give an enjoyable old fashioned barbecue at Coraville.  He is experienced in these matters and everyone who attends is assured a good time.


July 20, 1905


Fleeing Prisoner Chased By Crowd

Broke Away From Officers While Being Taken From City Prison to Jail

Captured by Three Young White Men After a Hot Race Through Streets and Alleys

Gabriel Radford, a negro, arrested Wednesday afternoon for stealing a wagon load of old rubber from the George Delker buggy company, made a wild dash for liberty at 9 o’clock last night while being taken from the police station to a cell in the county jail.


He broke away from Jailer Jennings and Patrol Driver Law as they were walking at his side just at the rear of the station house.  He ran through the court house yard, dodged from tree to dark spots in the city park and out into Main Street with both officers and a crowd of pedestrians, who took up the chase when the officers sounded the alarm for aid at his heels.  Exhausted from his hard run Radford stumbled and fell at the mouth of the alley in the rear of Main Street and opening into Washington Street, where he was captured by Will Kohl, Angus Posey and Joe Taylor, three young men who had joined in the pursuit.


Radford was arrested on suspicion by Chief Negley and Patrolmen Jones early in the evening.  He confessed to stealing a part of the rubber and Ed Schlamp, an employ of the company, swore out a warrant charging the negro with grand larceny.  The prisoner was immediately ordered transferred from the station house to the jail and Officers Jennings and Hoy started through the court house yard with him.


Both the officials had known the negro for some time and did not handcuff him.  At the dark spot in the rear of the station house the prisoner jumped behind the officers and ran over the court house hill and around the building.  Both Jennings and Hoy called for assistance and a crowd of men and boys took up the chase.  Angus Posey met the negro at the corner of First and Main streets but he dodged the young man and ran around the Rankin building and into the alley behind the opera house.  Posey and Taylor kept after the fleeing negro.  Will Kohl ran down Main Street and to the mouth of the alley arriving there.  Just as Radford came out Kohl plunged at the negro who fell in dodging and the three young white men landed on top of his prostrate form in football style.


Without showing fight the negro consented to be lead back to jail where he was locked up.  The chase caused all kinds of excitement on the streets.  Radford evidently tried to reach the Midway on Second Street where he intended to hide in one of the negro dives, but was headed off by young Posey at the corner of the Rankin building.


Radford was a most successful thief for the disposed of more than a wagon load of old rubber.  He was employed as buggy washer at the Eblen and Negley stable on Elm Street.  The second floor of the building is used as a store room by the George Delker Co., as well as for keeping the buggies used at the stable.  In the tore room a lot of old rubber had been collected by the buggy company.


Recently the old rubber was sold and when an employe of the company went to the room to weigh it found the goods gone.  Chief Negley was notified and placed Radford under arrest on suspicion.  The negro claims he saw two white men take the rubber out of the building in a wagon and that they gave him one sack full which he sold to a Water Street junk dealer.  The rubber was valued at about $25.


News Of The Neighborhood

Bluff City

Bluff City, Ky., July 18

Mr. Polk of St. Louis, is in our town this morning en route from Hebbardsville, where he has been visiting his father.


Messrs. W. K. and H. Martin, of Evansville, are visiting Mr. and Mrs. John Callahan, of this place.


A. W. Breitchu, of opposite this place, is through threshing his wheat.


There was a great del of damage done around this place by the recent rains.


T. N. Haynes, commenced cutting his meadow, and says it is not as good as expected.


T. N. Haynes is going to make a trip to Cincinnati.


There is a large crowd  from Evansville camping above this place.  Among them are Felix Elbert, Gilmore Hainie and Dr. Welborne.  All report having a nice time.


Miss Mamie Haynes of Henderson is visiting her grandmother, Mrs. Mary Haynes, of this place.


There will be an ice cream supper at his place the 12th of August.  Everybody is invited to come.


Dr. Mitchell, a graduate of the iuniversity of medicine of Louisville is talking of loacating here or at Hebbardsville in the near future.


Smith Mills

Smith Mills, Ky., July 19 –

Mr. Clyde Grady our druggist has returned from a ten day outing at Dawsong Springs, where he went for the benefit of his health.  Mr. Grady has been in bad health for two or three months.  He is considerably improved.


Mrs. Dr. J. M. Cooper went to Henderson Monday.

H. S. Utley of Henderson, was here Sunday visiting friends.


Mr. J. P. Crowder, formerly of Evansville and Henderson, has accepted a position as book keeper in the local bank, which was made vacant at the resignation of H. S. Utley.  Mr. Crowder has numerous friends who will be pleased to hear of his success.


Mrs. George W. Powell and daughter Miss Georgia have returned from Sulphur Springs, Union County, where they have been to recuperate and rest for ten days.  They report a very pleasant time while there.


The Smith Mills and Alzey baseball teams played a one sided game of ball here last week.  The score was 40 to 6 in favor of the locals.  About 250 people were present and witnessed some very “spectacular” playing.


Mrs. G. W. Crowder is spending a week or so at Sulphus Springs for her health.


Miss Lizzie Quinn of Corydon, is visiting her sister Mrs. Dr. O. G. Jones.


Miss Mary Powell contemplates a trip to Mammoth Cave in the near future.


B. F. Lilly, of Henderson if visiting relatives here this week.

Mr. D. F. Gooch went to Henderson yesterday.


Miss Blanche Cooper of DeValls Bluff, Ark, is visiting relatives here for the remainder of the summer.


Miss Ethel Fuqua, a very charming young lady of Owensboro, is visiting her aunt, Mrs. A. H. Smith.



July 19 – Since the recent rains here the farmers are very busy cutting grass, threshing wheat, plowing tobacco and laying by late corn.


We have experienced some very weather the past several days.  The ground is just like a hot bed.  This is certainly a good time for making hay.  Grass is not very good, however.


Wheat threshing was resumed last Friday.  The yield I very good and is of a most excellend quality.  Messrs. D. I. Royster and son Jack finished threshing Monday afternoon.  They cut 60 acres and threshed out 1666 bushels and about 75 bushels were left in the field too wet to thresh.  There were 833 sacks.  This is the banner wheat crop in this neighborhood.  Messrs. Royster have a nice large bunch of hogs to eat up the wet wheat.


Mr. Henry Royster has not threshed yet, but hopes to in a few days.  Only about two-thirds of the crops of this

neighborhood have been threshed.


A very small per cent of the tobacco crop in this immediate neighborhood was damaged by the many recent rains.


Corn and tobacco are looking well here.


Mr. Mack Whitledge in Rock Springs neighborhood was a considerable loser by the heavy rains.  Half of his tobacco crop was badly damaged – quite a good deal of it was entirely ruined.


Mr. M. F. Eblen and son, Marvin took a load of peaches and apples to Henderson Tuesday.


Miss Jeanette Sutton, of Evansville, arrived Tuesday afternoon and is the very pleasant guest of Mrs. R. L. Melton and family.


Mrs. Alice Davis and sister Mrs. Nettie Royster spent Wednesday in Henderson.


Miss Blanch Whitledge and Miss Jeanette Sutton spent Monday with Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Wayland in Henderson.


Mr. and Mrs. Pete Konsler of near Niagra, and Mrs. E. N. Powell were guest of Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Heck last Sunday.


Dr. L. Royster and son Mr. Luther spent last Friday with Mr. and Mrs. Henry Royster and called on Mrs. Alice Davis and family in the afternoon.


Deputy Sheriff Durwood Denton of Robards frequently visits this community while gathering and distributing wild flowers.


Mr. an Mrs. C. L. Sights and son, of Henderson, spent Saturday night with Mr. and Mrs. Dan Cleffer, and spent Sunday with friends in Cairo and returned home in the evening.


Miss Sarah Melton spent two or three hours very pleasantly with Mrs. Tom Berry in Corydon last Sunday afternoon.


Mr. Clyde Royster of Evansville spent Saturday night and Sunday with his mother, Mrs. Alive David and family, and returned late in the afternoon.


Remember next Tuesday, July 25, is “Grandmother” Alderson’s 90 birthday and every one is cordially invited to come and bring a basket.  The dinner will be served on her law.  A big joyful day is expected.


J.N.B. deserves a bouquet for giving Cairo and community such a kindly airing in the several very clever articles that appeared in the Gleaner last week every word of which is true, and the half has not yet been told.  Cairo and vicinity is certainly the garden spot of the world of Henderson county, Kentucky at least.


The Cairo school has not been given to any one yet.  Several of Cairo’s young teachers have secured schools.  Miss Della Alderson will teach the Washington school; Miss Daisy Powell has secured the Rock Spring school; and Miss Hattie Denton will teach near Cash creek.  Professor Hammer our last teacher will teach at Baskett Station and Mr. Will Hammer has secured a school on Green river.


Cairo was terribly shocked at the horrifying death here last Tuesday afternoon of Thornton, the ten y ear old son of Mr. and Mrs. Wynn G. Mosely of Henderson, and extend their heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved parents, brothers and sister and also to his aunt, Mrs. Kittie Eblen, at whose house he was a visitor.



Geneva Ky., Oh, the set.  “What set? The Geneva smart set of course,” will give an ice cream supper Saturday evening and night for the benefit of the M. C. church.


Misses Elizabeth and Mary Williams, of Corydon are visiting their grandmother, Mrs. Eliza Dance.


Miss Lizzie Martin went to Evansville for a week’s visit toMr. And Mrs. E. D. Sandefur.


Mr. Jack Farmer and wife and Miss Mary Farmer, of Paducah, Ky., were the guest of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Crawford Sunday.


Mrs. Ed Alley has just returned home from a visit to Robards Station.


Mr. and Mrs. John Poland, of Corydon spent the day with their dauther, Mrs. P. T. Latta, this week.


Mrs. S. K. Shaffer was in the city shopping Friday.


Mr. and Mrs. James Utley of Smith’s Mill spent the day with Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Latta on last Thursday.


Mr. P. T. Latta and Dr. M. C. Sandefur sold a lot of fine hogs to John S. Williams last week.


Mr. Will Bonnell spent the day in Evansville last Sunday.


Miss Lizzie Rigney of Henderson is visiting Mr. and Mrs. Lon Bonnell.


Little Miss Bessie Williams, of Robards, is the happy little guest of her aunt, Mrs. Ed Alley, this week.



Spottsville, Ky., July 19 – Mr. Woodson Hopkins and son of Baskett are here making a survey of a part of Spottsville.  A new plot of the town will be made adding that part of the town that has been annexed since the original plot was made.


The A. O. U. W. lodge at this place installed the following officers last week:  Ed T. Smith, M. W; Joe Stewart, F.; S. C. Day,  O; H. J. Jake, recorder; R. L. Cinnamond, financier, Frank Baker, recorder; Virgil Coxon, G; Charles Raney, I.G.; William Thompson, O.G.; H. O. Griffin was elected Trustee.


There was quite a good deal of talking at the Baptist church Sunday night during services.  We are glad to have visitors at church but we must ask them to give polite attention and not prevent others from enjoying the services.  Please don’t do it again.


Harris & Moore, owners of the boat Shiloh, will put her in the Spottsville and Evansville trade and they say they will keep her in the trade.


Ben Sheken’s house is nearly completed and will soon be ready for occupancy.


Miss Faulkner, of Texas, visited Mrs. James Mudge, last week.


John Stewart and family, Henry Mount and family, John Vancleave and Turner Carter left this morning for Ashbysburg.  They will be gone for several months.


P.O. Kimsey, of Baskett, was in Spottsville, yesterday.

Mr. W. L. Logan of Hanson was a visit in Spottsville Sunday.


Nat Clinger was tried before Judge Green Monday for selling cide on Sunday and fined $2 and cost.


Claude Jones went to Henderson and Frank Jones went to Slaughtersville Sunday.


Thomas O. McCarty went to Wheatcroft Monday.

Roy McCarty left for Winslow, Indiana last Saturday.



Miss Elsie Graves and Miss Birdie Givens left this morning for Nebo, Ky to visit the latter’s sister, Mrs. Y. A. Craig.


Misses Bessie and Rena Clay left yesterday for Social Hill, Ky., where they will visit their aunt.


Miss Mary Lewis of Owensboro, Miss Aline Herr of Louisville, and Miss Irma Williams arrived in the city yesterday to attend a home party to be given by the latter.


Mr. and Mrs. John Kopp and two children of Owensboro, were in the city going to Nashville.


Charles Chamberlain, an engineer of the L. H. & St. L. was in the city yesterday enroute to Evansville.


Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Mattingly of Morganfield, who have been visiting in Cloverport returned home yesterday.


Miss Francis Wall of Morganfield was in the city yesterday enroute to Owensboro.


Thomas Hibbs of Sturgis, was in the city enroute to Louisville yesterday.


Mr. J. A. Kirtley and daughter returned from Birmingham, Ala. Yesterday.


Mr. A. Powell of Tobenport, was in the city yesterday enroute home from Sebree.


F. D. Ramsey of Madisonville, was in the city Wednesday enroute to Louisville.


E. W. Knight of Riceburgh, Ky, was here yesterday enroute to Sebree.


Mrs. H. C. Whiteside and baby, of St. Louise, arrived in the city yesterday to visit Mrs. F. P. McCullagh.


Miss Mary McCullagh who has been visiting in St. Louis, returned home yesterday.


W. J. Burke left yesterday for Louisville to visit his brother in law, Mr. Buckner Alves.


Mrs. Dr. L. A. Archibald, of Slaughtersville, who has been visiting her daughter, Mrs. Dr. D. O. Hancock, left yesterday for Sebree.


Oliver Stull, of Beech Grove, returned after a short visit her yesterday.


Master Clarence Givens, who has been visiting his grandmother, Mrs. M. C. Givens, returned home to Madisonville yesterday.


Mrs. Roy Gilbert, of Owensboro, and daughter, Little Miss Esther, were in the city yesterday in company with Mrs. M. T. Randolph en route to Hopkinsville.


E. A. Vick, of Bowling Green was in the city on the way to Owensboro Wednesday.


Mr. and Mrs. Ed Moore and two children, of Madisonville, were in the city yesterday en route to Marion.


Mrs. R. G. Whitledge and two children, Robert Lee and Miss Lillian, left yesterday for Marion to visit relatives.


Miss Del Cannon, of Morganfield, who spent yesterday with Mrs. J. L. Dorsey returned home.


L. P. Hite left Wednesday afternoon for Sturgis to inspect the electric light plant.


Mrs. M. J. Hester who has been attending the bedside of her daughter, Mrs. Coleman Davis, returned to Baskett Station yestgerday.


Mrs. T. C. Blend, of Marion, Ind., who has been visiting her sister, Mrs. Shelby Bennett at Sturgis, was in the city yesterday en route to Evansville.


Miss Estelle Western, who has been visiting at Providence and Nebo for the past month, has returned home.


The Misses Susan and Louanna Wallace and Verba Book returned from Baskett Station yesterday accompanied by Miss Louse Schuette.


Miss Hollie Palmer arrived in the city yesterday afternoon to spend the night with Mrs. C. E. Sugg.


Mrs. R. M. Roll and two children left y esterday afternoon to visit her mother, Mrs. Keach at Baskett Station.


Mrs. L. Wester, of Illinois, arrived in the city Wednesday to visit Mrs. J. F. Shuttlesworth.


C. C. Mc Henry returned yesterday afternoon from a business trip to Union City, Tn.


Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Loftus arrived in the city yesterday to visit Mr. and Mrs. Martin Loftus.


Mrs. W. B. Armendt, of Owensboro, is a guest of Mrs. Charles Kielderer.


Rev. J. H. Walker, wife and children, of Lewisport, were in the city yesterday en route to Marion, Ky.


Mrs. E. Brodie returned to Earlington today, after a visit to her mother, Mrs. William Edmondson.


Mrs. W. M. Farless and daughter, Miss Pearl, left for Dawson springs yesterday.


Mrs. Henry Unverzagt, Miss Annie Unversagt, and Mrs. Fritz Kline left for Dawson Springs yesterday.


Mrs. Charles Pettit, of Owensboro, was in the city yesterday en route to Mr. Vernon, Ind.


Miss Mary Alice Haynes and brother, Essex Haynes were in the city yesterday en route to Morganfield.


Mr. J. A. Mc Kinley and little daughter, Lucile, returned from Hopkinsville yesterday.


Mrs. Harry A. Robertson returned to her home in Mt. Vernon yesterday after a visit to Mrs. Ray Delvin.


Mr. and Mrs. Copp and children, of Owensboro, passed through the city yesterday to Winchester, Ky.


Henry Holland, of Mt. Vernon, Ind., was in the city today.


Miss Rena Clay left for Hanson, Ky yesterday to visit relatives.

Oscar Roach made a trip to Evansville yesterday.

Ruby Farless left for Madisonville yesterday.

Miss Etta Schlamp left yesterday for Sturgis.

Mrs. Martha Cowan left yesterday for Waverly, Ky.

Misses Cordia and Cordelia Vance spent yesterday in Evansville.

J. E. Rankin left yesterday morning for Evansville.

Sam Hall of Spottsville, was in the city enroute to Evansville.

W. F. Christian left yesterday for Madisonville on business.

J. A. Orr arrived in the city from Nashville yesterday.


Mrs. H. A. Robertson of Mt. Vernon who has been visiting Mrs. Otto Hememan, returned home yesterday.


Miss Ruth Orr from Madisonville,a rrived in the city yesterday to visit Miss Joyce Adams.


Henderson County Has Brass Band

Musicians From Three Towns Organize What Will Be Known as Trades Union Band

Henderson county musicians have organized a brass band destined to become famous in local musical circles.  The organization is known as the Trades Union band.


The band is composed of eighteen pieces.  The musicians lives in this city, Zion and Baskett.  All of them have had much experience and already they are making free music in their rehearsals.


Next Tuesday night a dance will be given at Atkinson Park for the benefit of the band.  The proceeds will be used to secure uniforms for the band.  Robert Roll, the leader has arranged for both string and brass music for the dance.


Jailer Ploeger Is Dismissed

By the Court on Charges of Assaulting Mayor Helmbold, of Newport

Cincinnati, Oh, July 19 – Jailer Ploeger and his two deputies and the citizen arrested with them on charges of disorderly conduct and assault in connection with the commitment of Caleb Powers to the Newport, Ky., jail, were today dismissed from custody, the court holding that the attempt of Mayor Helmbold to designate where the federal prisoner should be incarcerated was illegal and that Ploeger and his assistants were justified in resisting the mayor and the policemen whom he called to his assistance.


Mayor Helmbold and two policemen are now under bond to the federal grand jury for interfering with federal officers and a federal prisoner, and a contempt charge in the same connection must be answered.  Caleb Powers, former secretary of state of Kentucky, whose four trials for complicity in the murder of William Goebel have attracted wide attention, was ordered committed to the Newport jail by United States Judge Cochran, who at the same time assumed jurisdiction in the case.  Powers having claimed that he was deprived of his constitutional rights and could not secure a fair trial in Kentucky.


Man Is Killed In Cumberland

County Near Burkesville

Garfield Sevier Shot in the Breast

Burkesville, Ky., July 19 – On Kettle creek, in the southern part of this county, P. Bleavens Lay shot Garfield Sevier twice in the breast with a Winchester rifle, killing him almost instantly.  Lay, who came here this morning and surrendered to the officers, claims that he killed Sevier in self-defense.  He said Sevier was drunk and in pursuit of him with a double-barreled shotgun and was about to overtake him when Lay turned and shot him.


Lay is thirty five years of age, a stave inspector by trade and has a good reputation.  Sevier, was twenty five years of age and a farming.  Both men were married.


Boy Shot Through Head and Killed

Mystery Surrounds the Killing of Sixteen Year Old

Cecil Crutchfield at Stanford

Stanford, Ky., July 19 – Cecil Crutchfield, the sixteen year old son, of A. A. Crutchfield, was shot through the head and instantly killed at a dance at the old cheese factory between Ottenheim and Kriger, this county, a number of people were in the house at the time, but nobody has been found who saw the shot fired or who knows who fired it.  Judge James P. Bailey, County Attorney Harvey Helm and Deputy sheriff George T. Wood spent the day investigating, but no arrests have been made.  Young Crutchfield was a quiet young fellow, and his death is deeply deplored.


Must Answer To Charge of Bigamy

Robert Hammond is Arrested and Held Under Seven Hundred Dollar Bond

Harrodsburg, Ky., July 19 – The Sheriff of Grant county arrived her last night in charge of Robert Hammond, who was arrested at Corinth several days ago on the charge of bigamy.  Hammond and Miss Maggie McDonley, a well known young woman, of Burgin, were married in this city about two weeks ago.  It is claimed that he has a wife and two children residing in Corinth.  At the examining trial this morning he waved examination and was held on the Circuit court under bond of $700.


Bad Trio Arrested

Nan Tally and Mary Wiley, two white women who are frequently visitors at the police station, and Wilburne Turner were tearing great rents in the peace and quietude of Held’s Park last night when rounded up by Officers Rodman and Jones.  The trio had imbibed freely and attracted the attention of the officers by the noise they were making.


J. W. Patterson Dead

Madisonville, Ky – July 19

Mr. J. W. Patterson died of stomach trouble, aged sixty years.  He leaves a wife and three children.


Mt. Patterson was president of the Patterson Wagon Works, of this city, one of the largest concerns of the kind in this section of the state.


Society News

Miss Irma Williams entertained at a most delightful dance at the Atkinson Park pavilion Wednesday evening in honor of her visitor, Miss Herr, of Louisville, and Miss Lewis, of Owensboro.  A goodly number were in attendance and the evening proved one of the most enjoyable of the many similar ones at the pavilion during this season.


The decorations provided were in keeping with the season.  At o ne end of the pavilion a tall white pole arranged aftger a Christmas fashion and bearing the title of “North Pole” and a “Polar cave” where refreshing punch was to be found reminded the dancers that it was cool in other parts of the world.  The orchestra stand was covered with paper cut in the shape of icicles and the word welcome done in powdered mica greeted the guests as they entered the pavilion.


The dancing continued until 1 o’clock.  Delightful refreshments were served.


Trainmen Were Excused By Coroner

Wreck on L. and N. Near Mt. Vernon Caused By Confusion of Train Orders

Mr. Vernon, In., July 19 – Dr. J. W. Darnell, coroner of Posey county, has completed his inquiry into the causes leading to the freight collision on the Louisville & Nashville Railway, near Upton, by which several persons were killed and a number were seriously injured.


Several witness were examined, among them Mr. Hart, assistant chief train dispatcher at Evansville, and Morton Whiting, night operator at Mr. Vernon, and the coroner reported that the testimony against Hart and Whiting was not sufficiently strong to warrant holding them for grand jury action on the charge of criminal negligence.


He found that the wreck was due to confusion in train orders, such as might occur on any railway at any time, and that neight Whiting nor Hart were entirely at fault.


News Of The Neighborhood


Flournoy, Ky., July 29 –


Mrs. Leo Wathen of Morganfield spent one day last week near this place.


Miss Daisy and Nora Lee Puryear of near McClures’ went to Henshaw last week.


Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Willett of Princeton, Ind., visited Mrs. D. C. Culver and family several days last week.


Mr. C. W. Eddison of near Highland died last Thursday of consumption and was buried Friday at Sacred Heart.


Miss Katie Prentice of Morganfield visited Sunday school at Paynes School Sunday.


After several days visit to friends and relatives in Waverly and Flournoy, Miss Laura Bingham returned to her home near Grove Centre Saturday.


Mr. Clem Greenfield gave a delightful dance last Thursday night.  All reported a good time.


Mis Lenora Willett returned to her home in Uniontown Saturday after spending several weeks with Mrs. John Mc Elroy and family of this place.


Miss Mary Emma Hite of near Waverly, passed through this place one day last week.


Protracted meeting will begin at Highland church Sunday night conductec by Brother Martin C. Miller of Fredonia, and Bro. J. S. Miller of Princeton, Ky.


Miss Kathrine Mc Elroy has been visiting in Grove Centre for several days.


After spending a week near Flournoy Miss Lizzie Abell returned to her home near Corydon Wednesday.


Mr. and Mrs. G. R. Powell and children of Uniontown, spent Sunday with Mrs. Sarah Mc Elroy of this place.


Mr. Irwin Thomas had a barn to burn up Sunday morning also a horse, corn hay and farming implements.



Hebbardsville, Ky., July 20 – It is the opinion of our farmers that the crops are damaged about one-fourth.


There has been several horses died around here lately.  It is supposed from hot weather.


Rev. R. H. Higgins will fill his regular appointment at the M. E. church Sunday.


Death has claimed another our aged and respected citizens, Mr. Sam Polk, who has been afflicted for quite awhile, passed away this morning between 8 and 9 o’clock.  He told the writer that he had no fear of death, that he was ready to meet his God.  Blessed are the dead, which die in the Lord.


Rev. Charles Gregston filled his appointment at the Baptist church Sunday.


Rev. Zack Connoway is back home from school to spend vacation.


Little John Bennet Gregory has been very sick.

Mr. and Mrs. Howell Williams spent Saturday and Sunday here.

Mrs. Sallie Lewis has been sick.

Mrs. Sallie Biggs is suffering from bone felon on her finger.


Suit For Damages

Henry Backes sues the L. and N. R. R. company in circuit court for $300 damages to his lot on account of the erection of the “Chinese wall” or bridge approach.  The lot fronts on the east side of Adams between third and Fourth streets.



Miss Rosalie Hartfield arrived in the city yesterday from a short visit in Hopkinsville.


Mr. and Mrs. D. N. Bissonette and child left yesterday for Norris City, Ill.


William Chase, of Reeds, was in the city yesterday going to Evansville.


Miss Ledley Logan, of Hopkinsville arrived in the city yesterday to visit Mrs. Vertie Smith, of Zion.


Mrs. George Chitwood and Mrs. Agnes Cash, her mother, and three children, of Carrizo Springs, Texas, were in the city yesterday en route to Irvington, Ky.


Miss Lydia Hagan, of Owensboro arrived in the city yesterday and attended the dance at Atkinson Park last night.


Mrs. E. G. Barkley and two children of Louisville, who have been visiting in Waverly, was in the city yesterday en route home.


Mrs. Mattie Williams, of Sturgis, was in the city yesterday en route to Earlington to visit.


Sister Vereno, of St. Vincent and Sister Gertrude, of Lexington, were in the city yesterday en route to Louisville.


Mrs. J. R. Armstrong and daughter, of Madisonville, and Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Lightfoot, of Livia, Ky., arrived in the city yesterday to visit the family of L. M. aRmstrong.


Miss Nora Hopewell, of Madisonville, who has been visiting in Sturgis, was in the city yesterday going home.


Mrs. W. L. Tilmer, of St. Louis, who has been visiting in Sturgis and Marion, was in the city yesterday en route home.


Misses Bettie Cheatham, Annie Allen, Mattie Reed and Josie Bennet left for Louisville yesterday.


Mrs. Florence Johnson, of Gallatin, Tex who has been visiting Dr. Hayes left for Guthrie yesterday to be gone a few days.


Mrs. Floyd Miller and daughter left yesterday for Clement, Ky., to visit her parents.


Harold W. Davis, of Louisville, was in the city yesterday going to Providence.


Rev. I. W. Bruner, district superintendent of the Kentucky Chrildrens’ Home Society,w as in the city yesterday going to Sebree.


Mrs. J. J. Jacobs and husband, of Sturgis, returned home yesterday after a visit at Sebree.


Master Otis Ruby, of Owensboro, who has been visiting Mr. John N. Lawrey, returned home yesterday.


W. W. Leter, of Evansville, was in the city going to Morganfield  yesterday.


Miss Anna Norman arrived on the northbound I.C. to visit Miss Josie Smith and take the teachers’ examination.


Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Gill were in the city from Union county en route to Owensboro yesterday.


Mrs. Spalding Trafton and children, returned home Thursday from a visit to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas G. Rucker, in Fulton, Ky.


Miss Hanna Trigg, of Corydon, who has been visiting Rev. Hayes returned home yesterday.


Mrs. Louise Manning, of Morganfield who has been visiting Mrs. Henry Dixon, returned home yesterday.


Mrs. E. C. Hogoboon, principal of the Ashland Seminary at Versailes, who has been visiting Rev. Rose and family, left yesterday for Morganfield.


Mrs. Henry  Strahl, of Evansville, was in the city yesterday en route to Uniontown, to visit her brother Mr. Joe J. Dannacher.  She was accompanied by her brother John D. Dannacher.


Mrs. Henry Lyne arrived in the city yesterday to visit Mrs. Thomas Barret.


L. L. Metherton and wife, of Evansville, who have been visiting their parents in this city, returned home yesterday.


Otto G. Geiss, of Evansville, a member of Huhlein’s band, of this city, returned home Tuesday.


Miss Lizzie Wolf, who has been visiting friends in German township, was called home on account of the illness of her grandmother.


Miss Nina McCormick left Thursday morning for Chicago to visit her aunt, Miss Nannie Norris and other relatives.  She will be gone all summer.


Mrs. C. C. Proctor, of Corydon is a guest of Mrs. R. M. Herndon at Hotel Henderson.


Mrs. Houston Mc Arthur and children left for Morganfield yesterday.


Mrs. E. O. Barkley and children, of Louisville, were in the city yesterday from Waverly.


Mrs. Annie Baker returned to Henshaw, Ky., yesterday after a visit to Mrs. Ike Cate.


Master Fred Ellis and Birdie Minton left for Hanson yesterday after a visit to Mrs. Bettie Ellis.


Miss Dora Lambert, of Spottsville, was in the city yesterday en route to Sebree.


W. W. Williams and son, W. W. Jr., Arthur Mead Williams and Dr. H. C. Boaz, left for Rochester, Ky., for a week or so.


Miss Ellen Hutcheson left for Louisville yesterday.

Miss Louise Schnette returned to her home yesterday in Rankin.

M. V. Denton, of Robards, was in the city yesterday.

Mr. J. W. Lockett and wife left for Wheatcroft, Ky yesterday.

Mrs. H. C. Genische returned from Mt. Vernon yesterday.

A Woods, of Robards, returned home Thursday.

Morgan Mc Cormick returned yesterday from Stanley Station.

John Eblen, of Robards, spend the day here yesterday.

Mr. Wicklife Lockette went to Louisville yesterday.

Miss M. Poole was in the city Thursday going to Louisville.

W. L. Branson returned from Sebree yesterday.


Company B Maid of Honor

A fine baby girl came last evening to bless the home of Lieutenant and Mrs. J. H. Roland.  The miss weighs eight pounds and has been named Louise Elizabeth by her fond parents.


A horse drive by Clarence D. Seibert ran away on green Street Thursday afternoon and Mr. Seibert was thrown from the buggy.  The animal collided with a buggy owned by City Engineer Kimmel at Fourth Street and broke away from the buggy.  It was stopped in front of Central Park.  Mr. Kimmel’s buggy was not damaged and Mr. Seibert escaped with a few bruises.


Destitute Woman Is Given Shelter

Woman With Starving Babes Taken Under Protecting Wing of Police Last Night

Homeless and penniless, Mrs. Stella Phelps applied at the police station Thursday afternoon for aid.  She had with her a little daughter of six years and a baby boy six weeks old.  The infant was ill from the lack of proper attention and nourishment and weighed only four pounds.


Mrs. Phelps told the police that she had been deserted by her husband while living in Butler county and had left in search of work.  She had been in Evansville where the baby was born and was attempting to return to Butler county.


The woman was given shelter last night at a boarding house and the baby given attention.  This morning the trio will be given tickets as far as Owensboro.  The case was one of the most pitiful to come under attention of the police in many months.


Jail Breaker Betrayed By A Woman

Smithland, Ky., July 20 – Belle Watson, who is in jail charged with the houseburning, told the jailer that the prisoners were about to escape, and upon investigation it was found that some one had smuggled into the jail two road picks and some files, and the prisoners had almost reopened the hole through which they escaped several months ago.


Local Brevities

Damon Bivins and A. H. Mc Kinley went to Vaughn, Ind.,  yesterday afternoon to hunt frogs.


Miss Lizzie Schwallier, of Ohio, arrived in the city last night to visit her mother, Mrs. Kowbler.


Miss L. Edna Davis, left this morning for her home in Mobile, Ala., after a pleasant visit with friends in this city.


Little Lee and Elizabeth Suter, of Louisville, arrived in the city yesterday to visit the family of Mr. W. P. McClain.


Mrs. Ella Mc Cormick and Misses Louise Mc Cormock and Mary Stanley arrived in the city last night from Stanley, Ky.


Miss Nancy Dunn, of Campbellsburg, Ky., arrived in the city last night to visit Mr. and Mrs. W. Z. Brooks, of Smith’s Mills.


News Of The Neighborhood


Alzey, Ky, July 21 –

We are so glad to see the sun shining again and give us a chance to get our wheat and hay harvested.  Corn is coming right along – late corn is a little foul as the wet weather has kept us from giving it proper work, but a few days more of sunshine and we will be up with work again.


Mr. W. H. Forkner was called to Frankfort, Ky., Monday to attend the bedside of his son, Bennie, who is serioiusly ill.


The Alzey base ball team went down in defeat last Thursday when they went over to Smith Mills, the score (?) they asked me not to mention.


Mr. William Soaper passed through town yesterday en route to his farm.


James Powell has the shop in possession so M. Forkner’s absence will not delay work.


Mr. Charles H. Hoskins, the hustling insurange agent of Smith Mills, was here Monday.


Mr. William Kellen went to Henderson Monday.

The Steamer Peters Lee passed up the river Monday.


Master Powell Kellen returned home Monday after a week’s visit at Sulphur Springs.


Owing to the Quarterly meeting Sunday Rev. Pate was unable to preach Sunday.  But his appointment was filed by Brother Sandefur, of Geneva, who exhorted to a well filled house Sunday and Sunday night.


Mr. Basil Sabiston, William Kellen and Claude Crowder were entered at dinner.


Hopkins County Notes

All persons under fifteen and over seventy years of age are admitted free on the first day of the Hopkins County Fair.


Judge J. F. Gordon has called a special term of the Hopkins circuit court for the purpose of disposing of a number of civil cases, principally suits brought against corporations for damages for personal injuries.


Zeke Barnes, of the Nortonville country, was arrested Wednesday afternoon by Deputy Sheriff William Powers on an indictment returned by the last grand jury charging him with malicious shooting with intent to kill.


The surveying party of the Cloverport railroad are still at work on the location of the route and are now over in Muhlenburg county near Green river.  It will probably be two or three weeks before the final survey is completed and the route definitely announced. President Holeman is confident that the road will be built without delay provided people along the route comply with conditions concerning the right of way.


Webster County Notes

Lisman has developed a crack ball team and the boys have won several games recently.


Mr. Thomas Y. Northern departed this life at the home of his son, Mr. W. S. Northern, near Providence last Friday night.


Bids are being received for the construction of the Morganfield & Atlanta but it will be several days yet before they are opened and contracts let.


Prof. A. Powell, of Tobinsport, In who has been elected principle of the Sebree graded schools, was here Tuesday, to select a residence, he returned to his home Wednesday, and hopes to move his family here on the 15th of August.


Wheat threshing I snow about over.  The crop represents a pretty fair yield and appears to have been very generally saved in good condition.


Mr. J. B. Ramsey of Sebree is paying 85 cents for No. 2 wheat delivered at the mill.


James Weber Is Released On Bond

Zion Man Charged With Sending Obscene Matter Through the Mail

Owensboro – July 21 – James Weber, the young man who was arrested at Zion, Henderson County on the charge of sending obscene matter through the mails, was yesterday released on bond.


T. L. rower, of Central City signing the bond as surety.  Weber’s bond was fixed at $500 when he was first arrested and was allowed to remain at that figure.


There have been no developments in the case since Weber was arrested.  The officials say that they have a very strong case against him, and there was some objection yesterday to releasing him in so small a bond.



Miss Bell Lander, of Hopkinsville, who has been visiting friends here, left for Franklin, Ky., to spend several weeks.


Mrs. Eugene Miller, of Booneville, Ind., arrived in the city yesterday to visit Mrs. E. Juergensmier, on Second Street.


Miss Mary Long went to Mt. Vernon, Ind., to visit Mrs. F. Wilson for several weeks.


Miss Mamie Guthrie, of Corydon, arrived in the city yesterday from Madisonville, to visit friends.


Mr. C. D. Robards, wife and child, of Louisville, who have been visiting his father at Sebree, were in the city yesterday en route home.


Virgil Ford and wife, of Louisville, were in the city yesterday going to Morganfield to visit relatives.


Mrs. James Murray left Friday for Evansville to visit her aunt, and sister.


Mrs. J. P. Shephard, of Owensboro, who has been visiting Dr. V. L. Shephard at Providence, was in the city yesterday en route home.


Miss Susie Spalding, of Uniontown, who has been visiting in Louisville, was in the city yesterday en route home.


J. A. Barry, of Cloverport, was in the city yesterday going home after a business trip through the south.


G. L. Dial, of Sebree, was in the city yesterday en route from Evansville.


George W. Davy, of Cincinnati, was in the city on business yesterday.


J. R. Lynn, of Owensboro, was in the city yesterday en route home.


Dr. J. R. McGary, wife and child of St. Mary’s Ky., who have been visiting the family of John Gabe, left yesterday for home.


Miss Ernestine Smith, of Spottsville spent yesterday with friends.


Miss Ella Rowe, of Mt. Vernon, Ind., arrived in the city yesterday to visit Mrs. Veal on Alves Street.


Mrs. W. M. Neal left for Little Rock, Ark., yesterday morning after a visit to her mother, Mrs. W. S. Johnson.


Misses Carolyn and Shelly Harris arrived in the city yesterday to visit friends.

William Maher, of Vincennes Ind., is a guest of Mrs. Frank Woodard.


Mrs. J. D. Clark left yesterday for her home in Springfield, Ill, after a visit to Miss Bessie Lockett.


Dr. and Mrs. W. W. W. Wilson left for Northern Indiana, to be gone for a few weeks.


E. M. Baird, of Evansville, spent yesterday in the city.


C. O. Rutsch and wife returned yesterday from Evansville.

Miss Lillian Hager left for her home in Owensboro yesterday.

Mrs. J. L. Dorsey and children left for Dawson Springs yesterday.

Mrs. Carter Fryer and daughter, returned to Uniontown yesterday.

Mrs. J. L. Dorsey and children left for Dawson Springs yesterday.

Mrs. Carter Fryer and daughter returned to Uniontown yesterday.

M. J. La Heist left for Crofton, Ky. Yesterday.

Mrs. E. A. Koch left for Cincinnati yesterday.

Nick Toy went to Owensboro yesterday.

B. F. Herrell and wife went to Evansville yesterday.

John Powers went to Evansville yesterday.

Alexander Blair returned from Baskett yesterday.

A. C. Byers returned from down the L. & N. yesterday.

Miss Josie Knietsch returned from Evansville Friday.

Miss Clara Hayes returned from Sebree yesterday.

Walter Hyatt left yesterday for Dixon, Ky.

S. E. Crawford, of Wilson, was in the city yesterday.


Color Line Drawn At Station House

Negro Washerwoman Refuses to Accept Cell For Few Hours Where White Woman Was Confined

Patsy Banks, the negro washerwoman at the city sanitarium, who on account of her frequent indulgence in certain brands of happiness fluid is forced to accept an invitation to sojourn at the station two or three days out of every month, drew the color line on her cell mate Friday morning when she made her regular July visit to the station.  Patsy was gloriously full but not so far gone in the cups that she forgot her station in life was washerwoman to the employes of the municipal hospital and therefore several points ahead of that of Nan tally, notorious and white.


Owing to the crowded condition of the station Chief Negley found it necessary to lock several women who are serving terms in the cell house in one large room, and leave the remaining cells for the men.  Patsy was noisy and full of talk as well as other things so she was hurridly thrust into the cage, where the toothless and begrimed Nan sat with several other nondescript feminine prisoners.


As the chief locked the entrance door he heard Patsy grown something about “po white trash” but paid no further attention to her remarks.  He had hardly reached his office when he heard the melodious voice of Patsy raised in violent protest and fearing that a fight was coming off hustled back to the cell room.


No sooner did Patsy spy the chief coming down the corridor than she broke out anew with her storm of protest.  “What yo’ all mean puttin’ me in hyar with this old po white hag?”she screamed.  Do yo’ s’pose fer one minnet I’m goin’ to sleep in hyar wif this old no tooth white thing?” and she pointed with scorn at the Tally woman.


Chief Negley tried to calm her with promises and explanations of how he intended to give her a cell with other negro women in th evening when it would be possible to crowd the men into some of the larger cells.  But Patsy would not be satisfied.  She screamed, she yelled, she begged, she pleaded and she told in many words of how much superior her rank as just a plain, black wash woman, drunkard was to that of a white, toothless, and dirty woman locked up because she had torn great strips out of the peace and quietude of Held’s Park.


The Tally woman, who generally manages to hold her own in rough and loud talk was hacked and merely crouched in a corner and grinned.  Just to satisfy the highly insulted cleaner of the clothing worn by nurses.  Chief Negley drew the color line and gave Patsy a cell all to herself.  She showed her gratification by sinking into a deep sleep.


Smooth  Tramp Is In Trouble Again

A Suspected Horse Thief Proves To Be Fellow Who Tricked Local Police

Same Pistol Which caused Him Trouble Here Brings About Identification

Part of the mystery which surrounded Thomas Jackson, the tramp, who with the assistance of a well secreted roll of money and the brain of a local attorney, succeeded in tricking the local police several days ago, has been cleared up.  Jackson, under the name of John Hammond has fallen into the hands of the Evansville police, and the which caused him trouble here brought about his confinement in the Evansville police station.


After Jackson had bought his freedom by pleading guilty and planking down $52.60 to satisfy the fine placed against him in the Henderson police court he came back to this city and demanded the gun which patrolman Mc Hugh secured when he was arrested.  He then went to Evansville, pawned the gun and carelessly put the pawn ticket in one of his pockets.  The tramp loafed about the streets of the city across the river for several days and was finally taken up by the police who thought he was the man who stole a horse at Hopkinsville, traded it to a man in Madisonville and then sold the other horse to James Rowland of this place at a profit of $110.


An Evansville detective arrested the suspect who gave his name as John Hammond.   A picture was taken of him and sent here to Chief Negley to identify as the horse thief.  The local chief had not rouble in identifying the picture as that of Thomas Jackson who surprised the entire force by paying a fine of $50 and costs after a search of his clothes had been rewarded with finding just $1.65.  It was not the same man who sold a horse for which he traded a stolen one to a Madisonville man and then slipped out of the hands of the police just an hour before they received orders to hold him.


When Hammond, alias Jackson, was searched in Evansville, a pawn ticket bearing the description of the revolver the Henderson police had suspected him of stealing was found in his clothes.  Patrolman Mc Hugh turned the revolver over to the tramp after he had been released and was certain last night that the one the tramp had sole in Evansville was the same on he had intended to use in basing a strong felony charge on.


The police here think Jackson or Hammond has robbed a hardware store either in Evansville or that vicinity.  They are convinced that he is a crook but fear the Evansville police will be unable to make a case against the prisoner.  He is not the horse thief he was supposed to be and unless a new charge is found to place against him he will again be turned lose.


The Evansville police did not find much money on Jackson.  The officers here think he parted with the greater part of his wealth in paying the fine of fifty dollars and his attorney’s fee when eh slipped through their fingers.  Owing to the use of the exhaustive Bertillion system maintained by the Evansville police it has been determined that he has served at least one term in prison.


Jackson was arrested here on suspicion.  In the guise of a tramp he had tried to sell several revolvers, and the officers suspected that he was a house breaker.  When arrested he had but $1.55 in his clothing and wore a beard several days old.  When presented in police court he was well shaved and produced a roll of bills large enough to pay off the heavy fine placed  against him in order that he might have to spend several days in jail while the officers were working up a felony charge.  Jackson employed A. O. Stanley, as his attorney.  From where he secured the money and the razor remain yet a mystery to everyone except Mr. Stanley, who still refuses to violate the confidence of a client.


Paducah Baby Is Discovered

On a Baby Farm Which is Uncovered at Cincinnati

Neighbors complain

Cincinnati, O., July 21 – The hot weather of the present week has precipitated complaint, long pending, to the police regarding what is claimed to be a “baby farm” within a square of police headquarters.  In a primative two story brick building at 424 West Eighth Street, rented by a colored woman, there are said to be fourteen babies, white and black.  The appeal was made by Dr. William Klayer, who lives next door.  He said the babies fretted and worried continually, crying and sobbing from the terrible heat, the torture of flies by day, the sting of mosquitoes by night.  Worn out neighbors, he said, had a double trouble to get to sleep.


While investigating the police learned of the history of several of the babies.  There is one baby that comes from Paducah, Ky.  It is of wealthy parents.  There is another infant at the place that is said to be the child of the housekeeper of a well to do citizen of Cincinnati.


Former Resident Dies At Vincennes

Arch Dixon Hinkle Passes Away After Short Illness From Appendicitis and Heart Trouble

Arch Dixon Hinkle, aged 16 years died Thursday evening at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Hinkle, in Vincennes, Ind.  The deceased with his parents were former residents of this city and are well known in Henderson.


The young man had always suffered from a weak heart.  Recently he was seized with an attack of appendicitis but owing to the condition of his heart it was deemed ill advisable to perform an operation.  Thursday morning he seemed to be much better but suddenly took a turn for the worse and the end came late in the evening.


The remains arrived here last evening and were taken to the home of T. W. Buckner on South Main Street from where the funeral services will  he held this morning at 10 o’clock.  The services will be conducted by Rev. Thomas Cummins of the First Presbyterian church.


The deceased is surived by two brothers, one sister and his parents.  He is remembered by his former associates in this city as a coy of much promise and his untimely death will be generally regretted.


Autograph Letter Of President Lincoln

Presented to the Henderson Public Library By Mayor Powell

Was Written to His Father

Mayor Powell has presented the Henderson Public Library with an autograph letter of President Lincoln.  The letter is addressed to Mayor Powell’s father, who was at that time, July 4, 1864, United States Senator.  The letter reads as follows:

“Senator Powell:

Sir: The Secretary of War informs me that Col. Woolford will be put on trial this week, and just as early in the week as the case can be prepared.

                     “{Very respectfully,

                           “A. Lincoln”


Preacher Appointed Police Judge

Owingsville, Ky. July 21 – The Rev. George E. Gardiner, a minister of the Methodist church, has been appointed police judge of Hillsboro, Fleming county, to serve out the unexpired term of Judge John Clark, who died last week.


Phoned For Bond Then Threw Rocks

George Allgood Uses Police Phone To Tell Father He Will Need Bondsman


Attempted to Collect a Debt and Then Stoned Aged Resident Who Refused to Pay it

George Allgood walked into the police station at 8 o’clock last night and calling his father over the phone asked him to come down town and act as his bondsman.


Leaving the phone he walked to the corner of Elm and Seventh streets, threw rocks at B. Lanston because the latter refused to pay him for hiring his mule.  One of the rocks struck Langston and inflicted a serious wound in his side.


Patrol Driver Law was sitting in the office at the station when Allgood walked in and asked that he be allowed to use the telephone.  He called up his father who lives in Audubon.  The officer caught a part of the conversation which had reference to a bond but supposed Allgood was talking about a bond of a different nature and did not ask the visitor any questions.  Allgood left the building quietly and walked up Elm Street.  At the corner of Seventh he met Langston who had hired a mule from him several days ago, and demanded his money.


Mr. Langston did not accede to his request and Allgood rushed into the Street and proceeded to throw rocks at Langston who is past 60 years of age.  One of the rocks struck the old man in the side and knocked him down.  Others caused painful bruises.  Patrolmen Jones and Chief Negley answered a call sent to the station by people in the neighborhood and arrested Allgood.  When they searched him at the station he had a large rock in one of his pockets.  Langston came down town and swore out a warrant charging Allgood with throwing rocks with intent to kill.


Allgood failed to give bond, his father evidently having refused to listen to the request made over the police station telephone.  He is well known in police circles and is the man who allowed his wife and her baby a little ove a year in age to go to a station cell to lay out a fine of $10 several weeks ago.  The fine was assessed by Judge Walker on a warrant charging Mrs. Allgood with assaulting one of her neighbors as the latter passed the Allgood house on her way to work.  Allgood had money enough to pay the fine and refused to put it up.  His wife declined to part with her baby and took it into her cell.


Allgood admitted to the officers that he expected to have trouble with Langston and that he was preparing to escape spending the night in the hold over when he telephoned him.  Besdies the rock found in his p ocket he carried two pint bottles full of whiskey.


Twenty Overcome By Gas In A Coal Mine

Owensboro, Ky, July 21 – Twenty miners were overcome by gas in a mine of the Deanfield Coal Co., near Deanfield.  The gas accumulated imperceptibly and most of the miners in that part of the mine were the accumulation was heaviest, were unable to walk when the condition of the mine was discovered by those at work in other parts.  They were carried from the shaft by those who had escaped the effects of the gas.  Several of the men are in a critical condition.  Cal Simms was the most seriously injured and there is little hope of his recovery.


L. and N. Brakeman Killed By A Train

Hopkinsville, Ky., July 21 – J. I. Martin, a Louisville and Nashville railroad brakeman was killed by a train at Crofton last night.  After throwing the switch to sidetrack his train, Martin sat down on a tie and fell asleep.  He was struck by the Chicago and New Orleans limited and hurled fifty feet.  Martin was twenty five years old, unmarried and lived in Nashville.


Society News

On Tuesday evening of last week the younger set of boys gave a delightful picnic at the Earlington lake in honor of the visitors in the city says the Madisonville Hustler.  Dancing and rowing afforded the amusements for the evening and at a late hour a delightful lunch was served.  The following young people were present:


Misses Jane Withers, Henderson; Helen and Mary Puryear, Greenville; Bonnie Pritchett, Alleen David, Kathleen Elgin, Johnny and Blanch Mills, Ruby Rash, Sadie Fugate, Ila Hibbs, Lucille Gatlin, Miss Clark, Russelville; Vannie Martin, Greenville; Messrs, Lucien Ruby, Berry Sugg, Morton Mc Pherson, Charle Fugate, Ernest Williams, Roy Hall, Coourtney Wilson, Joel Mc Pherson, C. B. tate, Arthur Winfree, Rogers Clark and Durwood Lynn.


Uniontown Man Died in Arizona

T. L. Greenwood Died Thursday Night At Tuscon, Arizona, Where He Had Gone For His Health.


T. L. Greenwood, a resident of Uniontown and a member of the Henderson lodge of Elks, died Thursday night at Tuscon, Ariz., where he had gone in search of health.  The remains will be brought home for burial.


Mr. Greenwood is well known in this city.  He became a member of the Henderson Elks sometime ago, being initiated with a large class from Uniontown.  He was a young man of unusual attainments and popular in a large circle of friends.


Some time ago he realized that he was suffering from consumption and went to Tuscon in the hope that his health would improve.  He was seized with a hemorrhage Thursday night and died.


The deceased leaves two sisters who reside at Uniontown.  He was single.  A number of the local Elks will attend the funeral services when the body arrives at home.


Ask For $25,000 For Farmer’s Life

L. and N. Sued By Administrator of Estate of Thomas Cain, Who Was Killed at Rankin in 1904.

As administrator of the estate of Thomas Cain, deceased, the Ohio Valley Banking and Trust Co., filed suit in the circuit court Friday against the L. and N. railroad company for $25,000 damages.  The suit is based on the death of Cain.


The complaint alleges that on August 22, 1904, Cain boarded one of the passenger trains operated by the defendant at Howell Ind.  When the train reached Rankin Station the conductor and other members of the train crew forcibly ejected Cain from the track while the train was in motion causing him to fall on the track and under the wheels of the coach, the train passing over him in such a manner as to crush his body and limbs in a painful way.


It is alleged that Cain was allowed to remain in an unconscious condition on the tracks of the company and that he was later run over and killed by a freight train operated by the defendant.  $25,000 is asked as damaged.


Vance & Lockett are the attorneys for the plaintiff.

County Court Record

On motion of R. H. Majors the Ohio Valley Banking and Trust company was appointed guardian of Vergius and Smith Majors, aged twelve and ten years.


Local Brevities

Big barbecue at Coraville today.  Music, dancing, dinner and speaking.


Miss Eddie Rankin arrived in the city last night after a visit to Mrs. George F. Getz, of Chicago.


Elmo Carter, block office telegraph operator on the L. & N. left yesterday for Madisonville to take up duties of the office there.


Free lunch will be served daily at the Lottie saloon as follows:  9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.; 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. to midnight.


T. T. Walker, of Morganfield, and niece, little Miss Lillian, of Louisville, were in the city last night enroute to Morganfield.


Mrs. George Hancock and two boys of Ohio, arrived in the city last night to visit the family of Mr. H. W. Kohl on South Main Street.


James Buchanan, assistant secretary of railroad Y.M.C.A. at New Decatur, Ala., who has been home visiting at Uniontown, was in the city en route home last night.


A good savory barbecued dinner may be had in Audubon today on Letcher Street in cottonwood grove.  A good band has been engaged for the dancers.  Ezell and Morgan proprietors.


July 23, 1905


Well Said

Mr. John Hart, of Henderson, father of editor Charles Hart of the Morganfield Sun, is dead.  He was a true Christian gentleman in every respect and editor Hart has our sympathy in his hour of trouble.  Dixon Journal.


Society Notes

Miss Irma Williams Entertains

On Wednesday evening Miss Irma Williams entertained at the Pavilion at Atkinson Park in honor of her guest Miss Aileene Herr of Louisville and Miss Mary Lewis of Owensboro.  The invitations to an “Ice Dance” coming at a time when the thermometer was sizzling up around the hundred mark, awakened much curiosity.  The decorations were all of a frigid character, frost and snow and icicles, and even the North Pole had been secured for the occasion.


At one end of the Pavilion was a snow covered rocky grotto from which ice cold lemonade was served as the evening was warm, this was an especially attractive spot.  Japanese lanterns decorated the promenade, and as the band was playing Home, Sweet Home for the last dance, there was a miniature snow storm, which enveloped the dancers.  Misses Herr and Lewis have visited Henderson before and have a host of friends who were delighted to greet them again.


Breakfast for Mrs. Heddens

On Thursday morning Mrs. Augusta Barrett entertained at a buffet breakfast in honor of her sister, Mrs. James W. Heddens, of St. Joe, Mo.


Mesdames Barrett and Haddens and Miss Mariana Sueed received the guests in the parlor and were assisted by Mrs. Platter of Texas, Mrs. Henry Pendleton Barret and Mrs. James Lambert, Jr., who invited the guests into the dining room.  The decorations in this room were phlox, and an elegant three course breakfast was served.


Mrs. Barret’s handsome home was a fitting back-ground for this charming social event, which was perfect in every detail.  Those present were:  Mesdames Lester Baldwin of New York, Henry Barret, B. G. Witt, James Lambert, Jr., J. Whit Clark, Charles Platter, Charles Dallam, Lucien Dallam, J. Henry Powell, --- Elliott, Mary Rankin, Fanny Rankin, Bland Beverly, Gus Starr, Ingram Crockett, Burr Reeve, David Banks, A. B. Jarvis, Strachan barret, Robert Vance, Edward Jonas, David Clark, Jr., Mason Dyer, John Dorsey, John Hodge, William S. Johnson, Kenner Taylor, Robert Soaper, Starling Thompson, Annie K. Major, Madame Scott and Misses Mariana Sneed, Sarah Barret, Annie Starling, Nettie Ferguson, Lizzie Taylor, Mary Mc Cullagh, Jane Hanna, the Misses Rankin and Miss Mabel Murray.


Sneed – Rankin Wedding

The marriage of Miss Mariana Sneed/Sueed and Mr. Ewing Rankin will be solemnized on Wednesday morning.  The ceremony will be performed at the home of the bride on Terrace Hill at seven o

‘clock in the morning the Rev. L. W. Rose of Episcopal church officiating, and will be a very quiet affair, only the immediate relations being present.  The bride will wear a traveling gown of blue silk and the young couple will leave on the 7:40 eastbound train for an extended trip.


Entertained At Euchre

Mrs. H. J. McAvoy and sister Miss O’Bryne entertained the “Afternoon Euchre Club” on Thursday, in honor of their guests Miss Margaret Mc Avoy of Evansville.  The house was beautifully decorated with potted plants, a touch of color being given with a profusion of sweet peas.  The color scheme was carried out in the refreshments.  Progressive euchre was the form of the entertainment, and at the conclusion of the games, delightful refreshments were served.


The dance at the pavilion on Monday evening was in the nature of a farewell to several of the guests, who were on the eve of leaving for a protracted absence.  Huhlein’s orchestra furnished the music and no pains were spared to make the occasion long to be remembered.  There was a large attendance.


Entertained For Misses Wallace and Hagan

Miss Adalaide M. Yonts and Mrs. Frank S. Haag entertained at a most delightful picnic and dance at the Atkinson Park pavilion Thursday evening in honor of Miss Florena Wallace of Malden, Mo., and Miss Hagan, of Owensboro.  A goodly number were in attendance and the evening proved one of the most enjoyable of the many similar ones of the pavilion during the season.


A bountiful supper was served at 7:30 and delicious ices and cakes were served during the evening.


The dancing continued until 12 o’clock.


Mrs. John Goehring Entertains

Last Friday evening Mrs. John Goehring, in her usual charming way, entertained at six o’clock dinner in honor of Miss Florena Wallace, of Malden, Mo.  Covers were laid for ten.


During the evening Miss Wallace and Miss Calendar added very much to the pleasure of the entertainment by rendering several beautiful sections on the piano.



The following clipping from the Courier-Journal will interest a number of people here who will very pleasantly remember Miss Harrison, who was the guest of Miss Mabel Schlamp last summer:


Mr. and Mrs. Curg Harrison of Alton, Ind., announce the engagement of their daughter, Ida Mae, to Dr. William Briggs, of Bowling Green.  The wedding will take place in the early fall.



A party of young men gave a very enjoyable “Hay-ride” on Monday evening, in honor of the Misses Schlamp and their guests, Misses Greenleaf and Frederick of Owensboro.


After a jolly ride, they drove out to Marshallhurst, the county home of Mr. and Mrs. Starling Marshall and had luncheon.  It was a very delightful occasion.


Mrs. Lester Baldwin of New York arrived Wednesday for a visit of several weeks to her parents Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Soaper.  She was accompanied by little Miss Nancy Hanna, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hanna, who joined her at Washington, D. C.


The young men will give a dance on Monday evening at the Pavilion in honor of the visiting girls.  The boys never do things by halves and a jolly good time is predicted for those who are fortunate enough to be invited.


Mrs. John Dorsey and children, Miss Nancy and Master Robert, left Friday for Eddyville, where they will be the guests of Mrs. Catlett for a week or more.


Mrs. Ezra C. Ward will entertain the young people at a morning card party, on Wednesday, in honor of Miss Irma Williams and her guest Miss Allene Herr of Louisville and Miss Mary Lewis of Owensboro.


Miss Irma Williams returned home Wednesday accompanied by Misses Alleene Herr of Louisville, and Mary Lewis of Owensboro, who will be her guests until the first of August.


Mesdames Robert C. Soaper and William H. Soaper have issued invitations to a morning reception on Monday in honor of Miss Mariana Sueed, who is to be married on Wednesday morning.


Mrs. Augusta Barret and Mrs. James W. Heeens will be at home to their friends the last Wednesday  morning in July and the first Wednesday morning in August.


Mr. W. W. Williams and son, Arthur Mead and William, and Dr. Boaz left Thursday for Rochester, on a fishing trip of ten days.


Miss Mabel Murray, who has been the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Mason Dyer, left yesterday for Evansville where she will visit for sometime.


Miss Mary Stewart Bunch, who has been sojourning at Ocean grove, California, will leave with her sister, Mrs. J. J. Tanner, August 15 for Katalina Island.


Miss Lylia M. Hagan, of Owensboro, who has been the guest of Mrs. Frank S. Haag, returned home yesterday.


Miss Eddie Rankin will entertain on Tuesday morning at a “Linen Shower” in honor of Miss Marianna Sueed.



Audubon, Ky. JUly 22.

Dr. Sutton and daughter, Miss Optha, of Ashbysburg have been visiting Mr. Ed Sutton and family.


Miss Susie Wallace returned home after a pleasant visit with friends in Baskett.


Miss Bernice Smith, formerly of Audubon, is visiting friends here.


Mrs. W. H. Goodrich, who has been the guest of Mrs. J. T. Spann, returned home several days ago.


The Misses Smith left for Christian county where they will visit Miss Edith Stolzy.


Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Loftus are visiting Mr. and Mrs. Martin Loftus.


Miss Anna Shaw is spending part of her vacation with friends in Baskett Station.


Mr. W. O. Connel is erecting a nice brick building which will be used as a millinery store.


Mrs. Mary Raymond has been quite ill with rheumatism, but is somewhat improved.


Miss Mary Shaw returned home last week from Bloomington, Ill., where she took a special course in primary work at the Illinois State Normal School.


Miss Verbal brook returned home after a visit with friends in the county.


Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Howe who have gone to house-keeping in their near home on Letcher Street, are at home to their many friends and acquaintances.


Sunday school and regular services will be held at the various churches tomorrow.


Audubon gardens have suffered greatly from the heave rains.

Mr. Clarence Nunn, of Niagara, was in Audubon this week.

Miss Louise Schuette is visiting friends in Audubon.

Miss Louanna Wallace returned home from Baskett.

Mrs. Deusner is visiting relatives in Illinois.



Mrs. Margaret Dixon left yesterday for Owensboro to visit, Mrs. J. W. Matthews.


Mrs. A. A. Price, of Johnson City, Ill., and two children, and Mrs. W. C. Harrelson, of Evansville, arrived in the city yesterday to visit Mrs. T. J. Netherton.


Mrs. William Hughes, of Morganfield, left yesterday for Wilmington, N.C.


J. W. Houston and little daughter, left for Mr. Vernon, In. yesterday.


Hon. A. O. Stanley left for Caruthersville, Mo., yesterday on legal business.


Mrs. J. W. graham and three children, of Pueblo, Colo, was in the city Saturday en route to Morganfield.


L. A. Freels, of Stanley, Ky., was in the city yesterday going to Sebree Springs.


Miss Beulah Montgomery, of Louisville, was in the city yesterday en route to Henshaw to visit.


Will A. Morrow, of Pueblo, Colo., was in the city yesterday en route to Morganfield.


D. J. Clayton arrived in the city from st. Louis yesterday for a few weeks.


Mrs. Virginia Carroll and child left for Corydon yesterday to visit friends.


Mrs. H. H. King and Miss Agnes King, of Corydon, were in the city yesterday en route home from Sebree.


Mr. and Mrs. George Carville and family left for Dixon, Ky., after attending the funeral of her brother, Arch Dixon Hinkle.


Misses caroly and Shelly Harris left for Corydon yesterday, after spending several days here.


Miss Annie Norman, of Corydon, left for Corydon yesterday, after taking the teachers’ examination.


Mrs. H. C. Kleymeyer and four children of Evansville, arrived in the city yesterday to visit the family of Mr. H. C. Kleymeyer, Sr.


Mrs. E. F. Cozart, of Madisonville, is a guest of Mrs. M. S. Burks.


Miss Margaret Clements returned to Morganfield yesterday, after a visit to Miss Julia Rudy.


Mrs. J. W. Gibson and son returned to Corydon after a visit to Mrs. William Alves.


Mrs. P. T. Wilson and children, of Louisville, were in the city today en route to Morganfield.


Mrs. G. W. Hancock and boys from Owensboro, spent yesteday with her mother, Mrs. H. W. Kohl.


Mrs. S. R. Richardson, of Princeton, arrived yesterday to visit Miss Lillian Freels.


Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Lightfoot and children returned to their home in Olivia, Ky., yesterday after visiting the family of R. Dan Lightfoot.


Mrs. C. A. Yeakey, of East St. Louis, who has been visiting at Dekoven, was in the city yesterday en route home.


Mrs. Cordelia Arnett returned home to Madisonville after visiting friends in the city.


Mrs. Lina Rosenfield, of Columbia, Ky., will arrive in the city today for a visit to her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Rosenfield.


Mrs. John Buchanan, of West Point, Ky., who is visiting her mother at Baskett, returned home yesterday from here, where she spent the day.


Miss Emma Armstrong returned home yesterday after a visit to her mother, Mrs. J. R. Armstrong.


Miss Josie Bosley who has been visiting her mother, Mrs. Juergensmeier, returned home to Owensboro yesterday.


Mrs. D. A. Howard left yesterday for Madisonville with her mother, Mrs. C. Arnett.


Misses Dollie and Harvie Banks, of Trenton, Ky., wh have been visiting in the city, returned home yesterday, accompanied by Miss Carolyn Banks.


Frank Spencer left for Madisonville yesterday to visit his brother.


Mrs. N. F. Cottingham and daughter, Miss Lucile, left yesterday for Robards to visit her daughter, Mrs. M. V. Denton.


Mrs. F. W. Buckner and Miss Mary Clark left yesterday for Sebree to spend several days.


Mrs. E. R. Pennebaker of California who has been visiting in Evansville left yesterday for Madisonville, from whence she leaves for home.


Misses Ethel, Eula and Laverna Williams left yesterday for Robards to visit their uncle, John Williams.


Miss  Hattie Galloway left yesterday for Robards to visit Mrs. C. L. Duncan.


Mr. and Mrs. John W. Lockett and Rev. L. W. Rose returned yesterday from Wheatcroft, Ky.


Mrs. H. F. Dade, Sr., and Mrs. Jessie Dade spent yesterday in Evansville.


Mrs. Albert Robinson, who has been visiting her mother at Robards, returned home yesterday.


Mrs. Maggie Moore and daughter left for Evansville yesterday to spend several days.


Miss Ollie Trible returned from Hopkinsville, where she has been visiting her sister, Mrs. Charles Garland.


Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Hinkle and children, Miss Julia and Ed, returned to their home yesterday in Vincennes, In., accompanied by Misses Hendman and Bessie Robb of the same city.


Mesdames A. E. Barret and Henry Mason returned to Hawesville yesterday.


Misses Anna Mae Craig and Mary Basket returned from a visit to the family of S. A. Powell at Corydon yesterday.


Mrs. G. H. Niles who has veen visiting at Providence, returned home yesterday.


Mrs. J. A. Eblen, of Robards, arrived in the city yesterday to visit her daughter, Birdie Robertson.


Mrs. Nora Osborn and baby left for Evansville yesterday to visit friends.


Mrs. Dr. Ligon who has been visiting at Corydon and Dixie, returned home yesterday.


Mrs. S. M. Brashear left for Evansville yesterday.

Frank Evans went to Owensboro, his home, to be gone one week.

G. A. Cosby returned to Robards yesterday.

Mrs. Clarence Hughes left yesterday for her home in Spottsville.

C. C. Mc Henry left yesterday for Sebree.

Miss Florence Williams, of Baskett, returned home yesterday.

Rev. H. B. Zernon, of Corydon, was in the city yesterday.

E. G. Crockett and little daughter, left for Nashville yesterday.

Misses Ethel and Eula Williams are visiting in Robards.

Rev. T. N. Compton, of Owensboro, is in the city today.

Miss Mary O’Nan left for Louisville yesterday morning.

Miss Lizzie Poole, of Poole, Ky was in the city yesterday.

W. E. Mart went to Evansville yesterday afternoon.

Miss Elsie Graves returned from Nebo yesterday.

Maxwell Barret returned from Slaughterville yesterday.

Mrs. Joseph Guilliams returned to Corydon yesterday.

Mrs. R. A. Rogers and son are visiting in Marion, Ky.

Mrs. William Arvin returned from Corydon yesterday.

John Spidel returned from Evansville yesterday.

Mrs. Binnie Chisel, of Spottsville, returned home yesterday.

Miss Helen Saye, of Corydon, returned home yesterday.

Mrs. J. L. Jennings, of Evansville, returned home yesterday.

W. G. Turpin left yesterday for  Sebree.

Mrs. F. G. Rankin and Miss Mary, left for Evansville yesterday.

T. G. Mc Cain left yesterday for Evansville.

Grant Winkler, of Owensboro, left yesterday for Evansville.

Mr. C. H. Schmitt, of Evansville, returned home yesterday.


Where A Governor Was Shot

(an editorial)

Investigating the charges of grafting and corruption now so freely made in the United States, at the capitals of states and in municipalities, the Chicago Tribune says that:

“The inquiry develops that in only eleven states is there no charge of graft or investigation threatening.  But among those exempt are Colorado, which has been recently the scene of tremendous ballot frauds, Delaware, whose electorate is notoriously corrupt: Kentucky, where, however, a governor was shot not many months ago to prevent his inauguration; Mississippi, where more than half of the citizens are disfranchise; Montana, where politics is merely a struggle between rival copper kings.  Of those exempt only six really stand with clear skirts, viz? George, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan and North Carolina.”


The charges affecting the other states may be passed over, interesting though they are.  To Kentucky the interest will bei n the sentence which tells a woeful and shocking story:


“Kentucky, where, however, a governor was shot not many months ago to prevent his inauguration” and of that sentence these words will also tell a story: “not many months ago”  The Tribune tells the truth when it says that a governor was shot in Kentucky for the purpose of preventing his inauguration, but more than that – for the purpose of bringing the methods of the bullet into the legitamate place of the ballot.  But it is only “not many months ago?”


It is more than a few months, as might be implied from tha language of the Tribune.  It is now more than sixty  months ago, with six months of 1905 to be added to the score.   It is a story of the flight of time, and also a story of the defeat of the ends of justice.  It is a story of the raising of a corruption fund of $87.000 – possibly more – and of the most persistent efforts on the part of the Republican party of Kentucky and Indiana to reward the perpetrators of the bloody work and to refuse to surrender them to the properly constituted authorities of Kentucky to the end that they may be tried on the indictments standing aginst them.  In that work the Republican governors of Indiana have been persistent and are still persistent.


It is a story of the determination of the Republican part to thwart the ends of justice by the transfer of the case of one of the indicted and one of the guilty, to a forum of the United States, and against the laws of the United States murder is not a crime.  It is a crime against the state in which it is committed, and against no other jurisdiction.  That Caleb Powers is guilty he admitted when he took a “pardon” for complicity in the murder of the governor who was shot for the purpose of prevent his inauguration.


Not all the corruption the Tribune discovered is equal to the corruption of justice attempted and persisted in by the Republican party in Kentucky, and out of Kentucky, with reference to Taylor, to Finley and to Powers.  OWENSBORO MESSENGER.


Killed By Arsenic

Evansville, Ind., July 22 – David Scott, a sawyer in a local mill, died this morning from arsenic taken yesterday afternoon.  He recently came here from Spottsville, Ky.


Fighter Is Fined

Herman Jewel, known to the police as “Single Sight” Jewel because he has only one eye, was fined $5 and costs in the city court Saturday afternoon.  He was charged with fighting George Workings on the Midway Friday.


Bessie Spidel Wins The Dollar

On the Gleaner’s Prize Puzzle Picture in Last Sunday’s Issue of the Paper

Bessie Spidel wins the dollar on last Sunday’s prize puzzle, her’s being the first correct guess as follows:


Breathes there a man with soul so dead,

Who never to himself hath said:

“This is my own my native land.”


The other correct guessers were:  Margaret Higgins, Evelyn Spidel and Janet Spidel.  Some had too many quotation marks and some didn’t have enough.


Local Brevities

S. N. Morman, of Corydon, was in the city yesterday.


Richard Bowling, of Owensboro, arrived last night to visit friends.


T. H. Alexander, returned home from South Bend., Ind., last night.


Miss Laura Riley, of Owensboro, arrived in the city last night to visit Miss Linnie Henry on Clay Street.


Mrs. J. D. Hambleton and Misses Marian and Jessie, have returned from Stanley, Ky., where they have been visiting friends.


Miss Lilly Towles, of Frankfort, arrived in the city last night to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. towels, on Powell s steet.


Mr. and Mrs. Henry Davidson, of Louisville, and Miss Nancy Knight, of New York, arrived in the city last night to visit the family of Mr. James Kerr.


Mr. and Mrs. Frank Schmitt, of Paducah, Mrs. J. Beeker and children and Mrs. Henry Backes, of Howell, Ind., spent last week with Mrs. John Yungbecker on Second Street.


Misses Julia Trigg, Annie V. Norman, Annie Stapp, Jettie Wilkerson, Myrtle Powell attended the county school examination in this city yesterday.


The Epworth League of the Methodist church will give a picnic at the Atkinson Park Tuesday evening.  All members of the Epworth League and their friends are invited to attend.  A free will offering will be taken.


Young Girl Burned To Death

Oweingsville, Ky: July 22 – Mary Staggs, aged sixteen, of Olive Hill, Carter county, was standing near a stove when her clothing ignited, burning her to death.


Killed by Cars While Looking For Work

Paducah, Ky., July 22 – G. W. Vanhouser, a young of Claxton, Ky., who was her yesterday looking for a position as telegraph operator with the Illinois Central, was run over last night and badly mangled near Princeton, Ky.  He had been dead several hours when his body was found at daybreak.  He was about eighteen years old.


July 25, 1905


Prominent Man Dead

Princeton, July 24 – Whitt Egbert, a prominent Caldwell county citizen died very suddenly of heart disease at the home of his son, Lewis Egbert three miles east of this place.


Dead At Ninety-Two

Mt. Sterling, Ky., July 24 –

Joseph C. Wells, one of the oldest men in Montgomery county, died last night.  He was ninety two years old, and for many years was one of the leading merchants in the city.  He had been in ill health for years.


Old Citizen Passes Away

Princeton, July 24 – J. N. Dorr, one of Princeton’s oldest and best citizens, died of heart trouble.


Aged Trainer Dies After Short Illness

L. W. Wyatt Passes Away Early This Morning At His Home On Holloway Street

L. W. Wyatt, aged 65 years, died this morning shortly before 2 o’clock at his home on Holloway Street.  He had been ill only since Saturday.


Mr. Wyatt was a well known as a horse trainer and had been conducting a training stable at the fair grounds during the present summer.  Several years ago he was a member of the police force and was a well known man in the city.


The deceased leaves three children all of whom are grown.  No arrangements for the funeral services have been made.


Death List Is Now Fifty-Eight

At Last Report From the Awful Explosion Of The Bennington


Kirtley Morris’ Body Buried at San Diego

Was Son of A. V. Morris, of Owensboro

By Associated Press

San Diego, July 24, - This morning the extent of the Bennington disaster is definetly learned as follows:


Fifty –eight dead; forty-six wounded; one missing; ninety injured.  Four of the dead, unidentified, were identified today as C. Nelson, C. S. Carter, P. Stang and R. J. Ogles.  Seven of the injured may died at any moment.


Buried at San Diego

Owensboro, Ky.  The body of Kirtley Morris, who lost his life in the explosion of the boilers on board the U. S. S. Bennington, at San Diego, Cal., last Friday, was buried Sunday at San Diego, along with almost all the other victims of the disaster.  Only a few of the bodies were in condition to be shipped to their former homes for burial, and that of young Morris was so mangled, torn and decomposed that removal was impossible.  This fact was learned Sunday by Mr. A. V. Morris, father of the young man, who telegraphed the navy department early Sunday morning for information.  Sunday afternoon he received a telegram stating that it would be impossible to send the body home, thus denying the sorrowing parents the last sad comfort connect with his death.


The fate of young Morris is deeply mourned by all who ever knew him.  He was a manly young man, upright, clean and honorable.  It was said of him, that out of 180 men on board the Bennington tha the was one of two who did not use either liquor or tobacco in any form, and was the only one free from the use of profane language and the use of tobacco and liquors.


Walked Into Park and Disappeared In Storm

Fred M. Gobin, Street Car Motorman, Leaves Atkinson Park Car Sunday Afternoon And No Trace Has Been Found Of Him Since

Wife Declares That Home Life Was Happy But Brother Fears That Troubles In His Home Have Caused Him To Either Commit Suicide In Stand Pipe Or Reservoir In The Water Works Park Or To Desert His Family

Fred M. Gobin, a motorman employed by the Henderson Street Railway company and residing on Clay Street, left a Street car at the entrance to the water works grounds Sunday afternoon shortly before 2 o’clock and disappeared so completely that not the least trace of him has been found since.


Whether Gobin ended his life by plunging into the water works reservoir, the stand pipe or in the river is all a mystery.  It is practically a certainty that he is not within the confines of the water works reserve or Atkinson Park unless his body is in the stand pipe or rervoir for almost every inch of that ground has been gone over by parties searching for me.


If the motorman did not drown himself in one of the three places, the stand pipe, the reservoir or the river how he managed to get out of the park without being seen is a greater mystery still.


To add to the mystery of the disappearance is the apparent lack of a motive for Gobin to desire to end his life or to desert his family and friends.  Though his brother, Thomas Gobin, believes he might have been burdened with family troubles his wife declares that there was nothing in his home life that could have made him want to commit suicide or to desert her.  The theory that Gobin might have met with foul play is not accepted by his brother or the police.


None of his friends had noticed that he was in the least down hearted or had ever heart of him speak of any trouble that might have been on his mind.  His wife declares that he was in a happy frame of mind when he left home after the noonday meal Sunday and his dutiful attention to the chores about the place and the fact that he left behind his wages for two weeks does not indicate that he had prepared to desert his home.


Gobin operaed a car on the Audubon and Atkinson Park line and always took charge of the car at the switch on Elm Street near Ninth at 2:30 o’clock Sunday afternoon, a few minutes before 2 o’clock he boarded the car on Main Street and rode up Elm Street with Motorman Hogden Raley, whom he was to relieve.


When the car was within a few feet of the entrance to the water works reserve Gobin stepped out on the platform and asked Raley to let him off.  Raley had supposed that his relief intended to ride out to the end of the line and asked him to complete the trip.


“No, I’ll get off here” said Gobin.  “There might be more in it for me if I go over there,” nodding his head toward the grove.  He let himself down from the car and walked away towards the entrance steps.  The last seen of him was by Wesley Devere, another motorman, who was taking a ride on the car, as he looked back and saw Gobin walking up the steps and looking backward at the departing car.


When Raley brought the car back on the return trip he expected to pick up his relief and rang the bell unusually loud on that account.  The storm was gathering and Raley brought the car to a full stop in order to give Gobin a chance to reach the track.  He did not come and Raley brought the car on down town.  In the mean while the storm raged for nearly an hour but Gobin did not put in appearance.


Raley notified the other motormen of Gobin’s disappearance and as soon as the storm was over a number of the night men walked through the park looking for the absent man.  His wife was also notified and visited the park.  The search conducted during the afternoon did not reveal the least sign of the missing man.


Becoming alarmed at the continued absence of his brother, Thomas Gobin, who is also an employe of the company notified the police and asked their assistance in locating the missing man.  Thomas Gobin looked upon the suicide theory as the most plausible and asked that the reservoir be dragged.  Superinendent Seiber, of the water works, with the assistance of the police dragged the reservoir Monday afternoon.  Three hours of patient work was unrewarded.


Superintendent Seiber also climbed up the ladder to the top of the stand pipe but could not find any trace of anyone having been there.  The stand pipe is 100 feet high and lacked about fifteen feet of being full Monday morning when Mr. Seiber climbed up the ladder.


If would have been comparatively easy for Gobin to walk up the steps to the reservoir or to climb the ladder on the standpipe without being seen for just at the time he entered the park the storm was gathering and the people who had gone to the grove to spend the afternoon were hurrying towards the park pavilion to escape the showers.  It would have been just as easy for the same reason for him to walk on to the river bank and plunge into the water there.


There is only one way the motorman could have left the park without being seen.  He might have walked down to the river bank and hired a fisherman to row him across.  Some of his friends believe a small fee would have closed the mouth of any of the houseboat residents.  However he could hardly have walked on through the rain and out the upper end of the park without his blue uniform attracting the attention of some one.  It is just as nearly impossible that he could have returned to the city and taken a train or boat out of town without the uniform attracting the attention of some passer along the streets.


Shelby Hammond and Thomas Hampton, both residents of Henderson were in Evansville Sunday afternoon and evening and thought they saw Gobin walking towards the river on Sycamore Street shortly before dark.  Neither was positive that the man they took for Gobin was he but Hammond says he stopped and waited for the motorman to reach him and was surprised when he turned around and walked back up the Street.  The Evansville police were notified but had been unable to find any trace of Gobin in that city up to last night.


When Gobin went home Saturday night he handed his wife his wages for two weeks in the original envelope with the seal unbroken.  It was his habit to allow her to pay all the bills and he always took what little spending money he needed from Mrs. Gobin.  Sunday morning he milked the cow, did the chores about the house and seemed so his wife says in the best of spirits at the noon meal.  A few minutes after 1 o’clock he left home wearing his uniform and cap and taking with him the five dollars the company required the motorman and conductors to carry in order to make change.  He told his wife that on account of it being Sunday he would probably have to take his run earlier than usual.


The wife claims there was nothing in his manner to indicate that he did not intend to return home when his work was done.  His only child, a boy eight years of age, walked with him to the corner of Clay and Ingram streets where he boarded a car and came down town.  His good bye to the boy was given in the usual manner.


Repeated efforts to make Mrs. Gobin remember some occurrence that might be the basis of a theory for suicide or a cause for her husband leaving home were fruitless.  She claimed they had not quarrled and not a cross word had passed between them for two months.  She did not seem unusually worried over the absence of her husband and expressed the belief that he would return home or that she would hear from him within a few days.


Thomas Gobin, a brother of the missing man who lives on Elm Street, claims that the home life of his brother was not as happy as it might have been.  He thinks Mrs. Gobin was too close with his brother and was without reason for being so jealous of him.  He declares his brother was never disposed to talk of his family troubles, not even to his brothers, and fears that he either decided to make away with himself or to leave home.


If I could satisfy myself that my brother is not in the stand pipe,” said Mr. Gobin last night, “I would accept the theory that he was jut simply decided to leave home to escape the troubles I am sure he must have had.  I feel as though he took that means of ending his life and won’t be satisfied he is not in there until I see the bottom of the pipe.  I watched them drag the reservoir but I felt all the time that it was useless work.”


Mr. Gobin and all his friends say the missing man was of sober habits and was never known to take a drink.  He was a member of the Christian church and a hard and industrious worker.  Before moving to the city two years ago he lived on the Ike Pritchett farm near Corydon and was an industrious and reliable hand.


Gobin is a fair sized man and weights about 160 pounds.  He is thrity-four years old and about five feet ten inches in height, he is bald headed and what hair he has remaining is of light brown color, eyes are light blue, has a sandy mustache and is of light complexion.


Superintendent Seiber may decided to drain the stand pipe this morning.  That would be the only means of actually finding out whether Gobin climbed up the ladder and plunged into the water in the pipe.  Mr. Seiber said yesterday he would put on a diving suit some time today and go down to the bottom of the reservoir where the outlet pipe is to see if the suction was holding the body down.  It would take three days to drain the reservoir and a week to fill it.  If the body is in the reservoir the suction of the outlet pipe would draw it down to the point and hold it there.


The police accept the suicide theory.  They do not believe Gobin went to his death in either the reservoir or stand pipe but think he drowned in the river.  They do not believe he could have left the park by any means without being seen by someone and think that Messrs. Hammond and Humpston were mistaken when they thought they saw Gobin Evansville.


Gobin ran away from home when a boy and was gone for sixteen months before his parents learned where he was.  By some this is taken as an indication that he was planning to hide his leave taking when he went into the park.


One reason on the part of many for not accepting the suicide theory in the reservoir or stand pipe is that his hat was not found on the water or ground.  The cape he wore was of heavy cloth and the top was held in shape by a piece of stiff wire.  The wire and peak would have been of sufficient weight to pull the cap under the water and sink.


Gobin has four brothers living in this and surrounding counties.  They will be notified today, efforts to reach them by telephone last evening being unsuccessful.  It is probable they will unite and prosecute a search for their brother.



Miss Rose Ashby, of Owensboro was in the city yesterday the guesst of Mrs. R. J. Mc Caslin, while en route home from Nashville, Tn.


Rev. J. D. Randolph, of Beech grove, Ky., is visiting his sister, Mrs. S. H. Sides, of the county.


Mrs. R. E. Vance and daughter, Missie of Sturgis, were in the city yesterday from Owensboro en route to Slaughterville to visit relativeds.


F. J. Pentecost, of Corydon, was in the city yesterday on business.

C. M. Wilson and Tee Brooks, of Robards were in the city yesterday on business.


Thomas E. Ward left for Louisville yesterday on business.


L. O. Stapp, of Corydon, was in the city yesterday en route to Louisville.


Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Hambleton and daughter, Miss Jeffie, went to Owensboro, yesterday to visit Mr. Hambleton’s father, Edward Hambleton and family.


Rev. T. N. Compton, of Owensboro, left for Madisonville yesterday after a short stay in the city.


T. J. Randolph, T. E. Jones and H. W. Denton, of Corydon, were in the city yesterday on business.


Chester Cummings, of Barlow, Ky., left for home yesterday after a short stay in the city.


M. T. O’Bryant and H. S. Johnson of Corydon, were in the city yesterday on business.


William O. Brown, of Russelville, Ky., is visiting his brother, Mr. and Mrs. Claud T. Brown on Washington Street.


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


Mrs. P. A. Lyon and children, of Madisonville, were in the city yesterday en roué to Madisonville after a visit to relatives in Strugis, Ky.


Miss Ada Crutcher returned yesterday from a visit to Misses Louise Mitchell and Virginia Bransford, of Owensboro.


Mrs. T. S. Waller and sons, Ben and Pierson, of Morganfield, were in the city yesterday.


Miss Lee Jennings, of Sebree returned home yesterday after a visit to Mrs. Nora Hall.


Mr. and Mrs. Louis Manning and children, of Morganfield are visiting Mrs. Henry Dixon on Ingram Street.


J. B. Ramsey, of Sebree, was in the city Sunday.


John Triplett, of Robards, was in the city Sunday.


Dr. A. S. Denton, Augustus Brooks and Harry Sights, of Robards, were in the city yesterday on business.


Dr. J. E. Graves returned from Morganfield yesterday.


Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Moore and sons, William Edward and Laurence, of Madisonville, were in the city yesterday on their way home from a visit to relatives at Marion, Ky.


R. P. Farnsworth made a business trip to Evansville yesterday.


Donald Cottingham returned from Robards yesterday.


Col. Peter Manion returned yesterday from a business trip to Memphis, Tenn.


Mrs. J. H. Nelson and daughter, Miss Rosina, of Bandana, Ky., left for home yesterday after a visit to Dr. and Mrs. Silas Griffin on Second Street.


Olen  Stull returned Sunday from a visit to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Stull, of Beech grove.


Aaron Waller returned from Morganfield yesterday.


A. P. Harness left for a trip down the I.C. yesterday.


Rev. R. E. C. Lawson went to Morganfield yesterday to attend the Presbytery of the Presbyterian church.


Bertram Mann made a business trip down the L. & N. yesterday.


Charles Higgerson went to Cordyon yesterday.


J. Bryant O’Nan went to Princeton, Ind., yesterday.

Dr. Cecil V. Cook has returned from Owensboro.

Ezra Dame, of Hebbardsville, left for Ballard county yesterday.

Miss Catherine Flaherty returned yesterday from Carmi, Ill.

Rev. H. B. Zernow, of Cordyon, was in the city yesterday.

A.C. Biggs, of Waverly, was in the city yesterday on business.

A. J. Moss, of Robards, was in the city yesterday on business.

J. J. Goodrich, of Sebree, was in the city yesterday

.H. G. Sutton returned from Sebree  yesterday.


Misses Corrinna and Mary Satterield left yesterday for Richmond, Va., to visit relatives.


Misses Minnie and Edda Hale, of Owwensboro, returned home yesterday after a visit to Mrs. N. P. Hale.


Alves Dixon, of El Paso, Tex., left yesterday for home after a visit to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Dixon.


Miss Cora South Brown, of St. Louis, left for her home yesterday after a visit to Mrs. John Young Brown, on Central Street.


Miss Mary Harding, of Owensboro, is a guest of Mrs. William Elliott.


Mrs. T. W. Buckner and daughter, Miss Mary Clark, returned home from Sebree Springs yesterday.


Miss Mary Day, of Spottsville was in the city yesterday on her way to Dixon, Ky., to attend the Webster county Teachers Institute.


Mrs. Laura Mudd, of Reeds, Ky., returned home yesterday after a visit to her brother, T. J. Spalding.  She was accompanied by Misses Agnes and Edna and Master Bernard Spalding, who will visit her for a few days.


Miss Nellie Berry, of Paducah, arrived in the city yesterday and is a guest of Miss Mabel Gough, on Second Street.


Mrs. P. Ligon returned yesterday from Dixie, where she has been visiting her mother, Mrs. W. P. Mc Clure, who is ill.


Dr. T. W. Nunn, of Marion, was in the city yesterday on business.


J. H. Isbell, of Spottsville, was in the city yesterday on business.


W. M. Dill, of Baskett, was in the city yesterday.


Miss Mary Head, of Spottsville, was in the city yesterday.


Mrs. Frank Doss and son, Master Charles Eugene, went to Marion yesterday to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Mc Neely.


Misses Annie Bell and Lee Collins, of Wheatcroft, Ky., returned home yesterday after a visit to their aunt, Mrs. Williams.


Mrs. E. H. Doss, of Marion, who has been visiting Mrs. Frank Doss, left yesterday for Elizabethtown, Ky., to visit her sister, Mrs. Henry Ledbetter.


Mrs. C. C. Givens and daughter, little Miss Catherine Adele, of Madisonville, were guests of Mrs. M. C. Givens, yesterday while en route to Crab Orchard Springs.


C. N. Russellberry and daughter, Mrs. N. E. Hager and son, of Whitesville, Ky., were in the city yesterday en route to Uniontown.


O. H. Young and D. H. Long, of Morganfield, were in the city yesterday on business.


Misses Emma Sezauer and Ella Lehrbach, of  New York, who have been guests of Miss Ethel Lieber, left yesterday for Mammoth cave.


Miss Rosaline Logan, of Ashland, spent a day in the city yesterday.


Mrs. Lyde Mason, of Morganfield, was in the city shopping yesterday.


Walter Gowan, of Evansville, was in the city yesterday on business.


Five Wills Are Before Court

Judge Hart Admits Four Testaments to Probate But the Fifth is Held For a Few days

Five wills were presented in the county court Monday for probate.


All but one was admitted:

Mrs. Quincey Jennings presented the will of her husband, A. E. Jennings.  She was named as executrix.  The paper devised all the property of the deceased to her.


Mrs. Mary Walton’s will devising all of her property to her daughter, Amanda Walton, was also admitted to probate.  Miss Walton will wind up the estate.


The will of H. K. Berry devised all of his estate to members of his family. 


Mrs. Enoch Eakins presented the will of her husband and qualified as administratrix.


Dr. J. F. Lewis was one of the witness to the will of Samuel Polk has died since signing the paper.  His signature was proved by competent witnesses but admitting it to probate was continued by Judge Hart.

Marriage Licenses

Paul C. Fehland and Miss Lula G. Bagbey.


Benjamin F. Markham, of Logan county and Miss Pearl Eblen, of Robards.


W. H. Murphy, of cypress, Ind., and Mrs. Maggie Flecker, of Cypress, Ind.


Commissioner’s Sales

Master Commissioner Givens on Monday made a number of sales.  The bidding in many instances was quite spirited.  The sales were as follows:


Patsey Cavenaugh’s heirs vs Mary Cook, a house and lot of about five acres in Zion;’ purchased by W. M. Stone for $284.


Madam Marie Hunt etc. vs. John Gallus etc. 75 acres on Madisonville road: $2250, Phillip Schlamp purchaser.


J. F. Moss’ administrator vs Jennie Armstrong, etc. 52 ½ acres on Green river; $595, Lee Eakins purchases.


Fletcher Dixon etc vs. Effie Barnett etc. a house and lot in Corydon; $110, Fletcher Dixon purchaser.


J. T. Mudd’s administrator vs Laura J. Mudd etc. 100 acres near Reeds; $2,696, Mrs. Laura Mudd purchaser.


Clarence C. Crafton vs Mrs. Mattie Williams about 30 acres near Bluee City; $500, Clarence C. Crafton purchaser.


Louis C. Hefner assignee vs Louis C. Hefner etc., a house and lot on Elm Street between Eighth and Ninth streets; $510; eorge Reichman purchaser.


Rosalie Marshall’s guardian etc. ex parte, a lot in Corydon; $200, W. C. Bicknell purchaser.


Mrs. Mary H. McClure etc. vs F. H. Martin etc., a house and lot in Corydon $456., V. G. Conley purchaser.


City of Henderson vs Sarah A. Sandefur etc. a house and lot, in city on Green Street between second and Third; $322.30, the city purchaser.


R. G. Adams’ administrator vs Mrs. Mattie E. Adams, etc., a lot on corner of Adams and Powell streets fronting 100 feet on Adams; $580, James E. Rankin purchaser.


Also a lot fronting 57 1/3 feet on Powell Street; $250, B. G. Witt purchases.


Boys Attacked By Vicious Hog

Young Sons of Jesse Brown Meet Angry Sow in Narrow Road and Both are Injured

Henry and John Brown, aged 9 and 6 years, and sons of Jesse Brown, who live on the Martin Keeper farm near Geneva, were attacked by a vicious sow Saturday afternoon and received serious injuries.  The bravery of the eldest boy probably saved the life on the younger one.


The little boys were walking through a narrow lane when they met the hog which immediately rushed at them.  Both boys turned to run but the younger was overtaken by the infuriated animal and knocked down.  She had bitten the younster in the hip and shoulder when the older boy seized a club and ran to his rescue.


The porker turned its attention to Henry, the oldest boy, and bit him on the right leg.  He valiantly stood his ground and continued to beat the hog while his brother climbed a fence and reached a place of safety.  While the wounds the lads received are painful they are not considered dangerous.  Dr. Fessinger, of Geneva dressed the injuries.


The sow had a litter of young pigs near where the attack occurred, and it is supposed their presence caused her to attack the children.


Died At Hopkinsville

Hopkinsville, Ky., July 24 –

Mrs. Rebecca Latham, daughter of Mrs. Virginia Latham, and a sister of John C. Latham, the New York banker, died suddenly at her home here.  The funeral arrangements have not been announced.


Caleb Powers Receiving Hours

Sends Out Statement He Will See Visitors Only Between Hours of 2 and 7 p.m.

Newport, Ky., July 24 – So severe is the strain on Caleb Powers because of the pressure of visitors that on Monday he was compelled to call Jailer Ben Ploeger, of Newport, to limit callers to certain hours.  The number anxious to see the peisoner is daily increasing and he has requested the publication of the following:


To My Friends:  However much I regret it, in justice to myself and my affairs it will be impossible for me to see any callers except between the hours of 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sundays excepted. 

                     Respectfully, CALEB POWERS

His mail containing checks and expressions of sympathy from friends throughout the country is also increasing.  Powers is one of the busiest men in Newport.


New Trial At Dixon Continued

Woman and Two Brothers Charged With Murder of Gholston Teague, Will Be Tried in December

Dixon, Ky., July 24 – The trial of Mrs. Emma Roach and Robert and Richard Crenshaw, for the murder of Gholston Teague at Providence several weeks ago, was continued this morning in the Webster circuit court.  The defendants gave as a reason for not being ready for trial that they had not succeeded in employing the attorneys they desired.


Judge Henson appointed Baker and Baker and Harris and Blackwell, of this place to defend the trio.  Their trial will come up at the December term of court.


The Crenshaws and their sister, Mrs. Roach are charged with the murder of Teague who married a sister to the defendants.  The murder occurred in the depot waiting room at Providence early in June.  Mrs. Roach is generally supposed to have been the one who fired the fatal shot.  The trouble came up over Teague trying to persuade his wife to return to his home after she had left him.


One of the largest crowds ever seen in the court house here was assembled in the court room.  The feeling against the defendants is unusually strong.


Pearl Bead Necklace Found In “Lover’s Lane”

On Thursday last a gentleman, who lives in the neighborhood of the Lockett bridge, found a handsome pearl bead necklace.  This feminine ornament was hanging on a small bush and the finder thought at first that he had sighted a Christmas tree.  He left a sample of the necklace at the Gleaner office for identification.


Otto Beroset Died Sunday

Well Known Young Man Dies at Home Below City After Long Illness From Consumption

Otto Beroset, a well known young man, died Sunday afternoon at his home a short distance south of the city after a lingering illness from consumption.  His end was peaceful and he was resigned to his fate.


The deceased was one of the best known  young men of the city and was a moving spirit in the musical organization of Bashl Bazouks so well known a few years ago in Henderson.  He was for many years employed as a plumber by L. C. Klee but was later employed at a local hotel as clerk.  On January 6, 1898, he was married to Miss Mary Nieten, daughter of the well known contractor, and since that time has been conducting a small farm on the extension of Main Street south of the city.


Mr. Beroset was blessed with a happy disposition and he numbered his friends by his acquaintances.  For more than two years he has been afflicted with the disease which finally caused his death but through it all he was happy and kept up his spirits.


The funeral services will be conducted this afternoon from his late residence.  Rev. J. C. Frohne, of the German Evangelical church, will have charge of the service and the interment will be at Fernwood.


The pall bearer will be:  Frank T. Eckert, Joseph E. Wuersch, William Sieber, Gottlieb Andres, L. C. Klee, Len Blanc, E. S. Trible and John Huhlein.


Society Notes

In Honor of Misses Givens

The pretty euchre party at which Mrs. W. L. Sloane entertained from 9:30 to 12 o’clock on Wednesday morning at her home on Allen Street was a delightful occasion, which concluded with an elegant luncheon.  The eucre party was given in honor of her guests, Misses Elizabeth and Helen Givens, of Madisonville, Ky.  The prize was won by Miss Virginia Watkins.  The guests were:  Misses Elizabeth and Helen Givens, of Madisonville; Georgia Howard, of Mt. Vernon, Ill; Martha Hardwick of Hopkinsville; Ada Crutcher, of Henderson; Sarah Thixton, Mildred Stirman, Lillian Clarke, Frances Jeter, Frances Gillim, Susie Jolly, Fannie Todd, Virginia Bransford, Louise Mitchell, Mary Boyd Bransford, Virginia Watkins, Janey Woodson, Lottie Barrows, Ah—belle Walden and B. B. Smith. OWENSBORO MESSENBER


Entertained In Owensboro

Mrs. A. J. Williams gave a beautiful euchre part on Tuesday  morning at her home on Fourth Street in honor of Miss Allene Herr, of Louisville and Miss Irma Williams, of Henderson who were the guests of Miss Mary Lewis.  Euchre was played on the porch, which was prettily decorated for the occasion.  Miss Arabelle Walden won the price.  The guests were:  Misses Irma Williams of Henderson; Allene Herr, of Louisville; Elizabeth and Helen Givens, of Madisonville; Mary Lewis, Sarah Thixton, Arabell Walden, Mary Boyd Bransford, Allene Johnson, Lotta Barrows, Frances Jetter, Lillian Clarke, Mildred Stirman, Virginia Watkins and Mrs. O. W. Rash. OWENSBORO MESSENBER


In Memorian

Mr. Enoch Eakins, of Robards, Ky departed this life Sunday morning July 2nd, 1906, at the mature age of 76 years.  He not only leaves a widow and eight children to mourn his loss but a host of friends and near relatives.


Mr. Eakins had been a member of the Methodist church for some years previous to his death, and was prepared to meet his Savior.  Just a few days before he died, he called his aged companion to his side and repeated the sweet words:  “I am on the Lord’s side; I am not afraid to die.”


His friends were legion, his enemies were none.  He was a good neighbor, never having only than kind words for all.  He was always accommodating, just and upright in all his dealings.


God created him.  He redeemed him.  He has called him unto himself.  He rests from his labor, but his works follow with time.  While loved ones and friends mourn the loss of the departed, his spirit has entered that rest, which belongs to the people of God.

The Golden gates were opened,

A gentle voice said “Come;”

And with farewell unspoken,

He calmly entered home.


Local Brevities

W. W. Crooks, of Evansville, was in the city yesterday on business.


Coroner A. J. Dunn is ill with heart trouble at his home on Washington Street.


George McClure, who is ill with typhoid fever at Corydon, is reported as improving.


Col. E. G. Sebree and son, Master David Banks Sebree, went to Earlington last night.


John Yungbecker, who has been seriously ill for several days was able to be out yesterday.


Miss Bell Rice left yesterday for Madisonville to visit the family of Mr. William Pritchett.


George M. Hearne, who has been ill with typhoid fever at Corydon, is much better.  He was able to be out yesterday.


J. M. Hicks, Sr., of Louisville, is expected in the city today to visit his son, W. R. Hicks and family, on Ingram Street.


Rev. L. W. Rose conducted services last Sunday evening at the Presbyterian chap near Zion.  There was quite a large congregation.


Mrs. Houston Mc Arthur and daughter, little Miss Nellie, of Chattanooga, Tenn., left for their home last night after a visit to Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Mc Arthur, on First Street.


Mrs. Max Ely, who is ill with typhoid fever at her home in Demopolis, Ala., is reported as improving and is now out of danger.  Mrs. Ely is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Mann, of this city.


L. W. Wyatt, who has been conducting a training stable at the fair grounds, was taken suddenly ill Saturday afternoon.  He was removed to his home on Holloway Street, where he has since been in precarious condition.  Last evening his recovery was in doubt.


Gabe Radford charged with stealing a wagon load of rubber from George Delker Co., was bound over to the circuit court by Judge Walker Monday afternoon.  Radford is the negro who escaped from the two officers last Thursday night while being transferred from the police station to the county jail and was later caught by some young men after a hard chase.


July 26, 1905


Trace Of Missing Motorman Found

Rode Nine Miles With Traveling Man and Left Him At Mt. Vernon, Ind


Wife Hurried to That Point But He Had Disappeared and Trail is Covered Up

Fred M. Gobin, the Street car motorman who disappeared Sunday afternoon, threw off the cloud of mystery that surrounded his sudden departure long enough to ride nine miles with a traveling man on his way to Mt. Vernon, Ind., Monday afternoon.  Since then he has disappeared completely and again all trace of him has been lost.


C. W. Weir, a traveling salesman, who was working some small towns in the neighborhood of Mt. Vernon Monday overtook Gobin as he was truding along a road leading to Mt. Vernon late in the afternoon.  He still wore his uniform and carried a new hand satchel and seemed to be hurrying along the pike towards the Posey county city.


Mr. Weir gave the pedestrian a ride and they went into Mt. Vernon together.  Weir had not heard of the motorman leaving home and did not ask any questions concerning his new found friend’s past.  The motorman volunteered the information that his name was Gobin and that he had worked for the Street car company in this city.  The two men parted when they reached Mt. Vernon.


Chief Negley stopped the search for the motorman’s body.  The plans to empty the standpipe and to make a further search in the waters of the reservoir were called off.  Mrs. Gobin was notified and with her little son, took the first train for Mt. Vernon.  She came home last night without having seen her husband or having found anyone who had seen him.


Thomas Gobin, brother of the missing man, stated last night that he did not suppose his brother would stop long in Mt. Vernon.  He said that they had both worked in the Wabash bottoms and supposed Gobin was going back to that neighborhood.  “I am convinced now,” said Mr. Gobin, “that my brother was burdened with family troubles and decided to leave him to get rid of them.  I believe he left the car at the park entrance and waiting until it had passed out of sight walked back across the Street and hid in an old barn until nightfall.  Then he walked through the back streets of the town to a point below the city and waiting for nightfall had someone row him across the river.  He had but $5 with him and probably slept in the open to save the money.  He probably bought the hand satchel at a country store.


“I am almost certain that he has gone back to the neighborhood where we worked when boys and will secure employment from some of his old friends.  He had sufficient reasons for leaving home though I am unable to state just what they were.”


Mrs. Gobin seemed confident last evening that she would soon hear from her husband.  She still claims that she had not quarreled with her husband before he left home and that he had no apparent motive for deserting her.


Suits Filed In Circuit Court

One Suit For Divorce, Another on a Note and One on an Execution

A Konsler sued Mrs. Virginia F. Edward and G. M. Edward on a not for $859 and asks for foreclosure of a mortgage on certain real estate.


E. W. Murphy sues Carey Moss, Gwat Rankin and Otto Breitschue for $83.55 (subject to certain credits) on an execution from Squire J. P. Campbell’s court.


Carrie Dooms sues Wesley Dooms for a divorce on the grounds of cruel and inhuman treatment.  She asks for alimony and for an injunction restraining defendant from interfering with her property.

County Court Orders

Gillie Denton qualified as administrator of the estate of Mrs. Rebecca Denton.

Realty Transfers

Mrs. Laura B. M. Major etc. to city of Henderson strip of ground for an alley; consideration not named.


A. B. Sode etc. to Mrs. Ada Williams, lot in Corydon; $125.



James Ewing Rankins, Jr., and Marianna Soaper Sneed.



W. R. Collie of Earlington was in the city yesterday on business.


Mrs. Eugene Howell and little child returned yesterday from a visit to relatives at Slaughterville.


J. W. Major; of Slaughtersville, was in the city yesterday on business.


Miss Agnes and Laura Elizabeth Blondin, of Providence, Ky., arrived in the city yesterday and are guests of their grandmother, Mrs. Agnes Blondin.


Mrs. Fred Gobin and son went to Mr. Vernon yesterday.


T. W. Buckner returned from Hot Springs Ark. Yesterday.


Joseph Cohen made a trip to Nortonville yesterday.

Miss Florence Davis went to Robards yesterday to visit Mrs. B. V. Scantlin.


Mrs. Hammon Westerfield and daughter, little Miss Regina, of Sikeston, Mo., were in the city yesterday en route to Providence, Ky; to reside.


J. B. Pollard went to Cordyon yesterday.


William Mitchell, of Evansville, was in the city yesterday on his way to Dawson Springs.


Perry Westerfield, of Sebree, was in the city yesterday from Louisville.


Miss maude Webster left for Madisonville yesterday.


Prof. Solomon Mitchell, of Monterey, Tenn., was in the city yesterday visiting his brother in law, I. C. Van Winkle and family.


Miss Lyde Mason, of Morganfield and her guest, Miss Rosina Logan, of Shelbyville, Ky, returned to Morganfield yesterday after a visit to friends in the city.


Mrs. Charles Birk, of Owensboro, was in the city yesterday en route to Waverly to visit relatives.


Miss Hilda Hellbron, of Owensboro passed through the city yesterday on her way to Chicago, Milwaykee and other western cities to spend the summer.


Miss Emma Hill left for Cadiz, Ky., yesterday.


J. W. Wharton made a business trip down the L. & N. yesterday.


Miss Georgia Greenleaf, of Springfield, Mo., left for her homes yesterday after a visit to the Misses Schlamp on Green Street.


Mrs. L. B. Eblin returned yesterday from a visit to relatives in Robards.


Mrs. Carter Fryer and daughters, of Louisville, arrived in the city yesterday from Uniontown, to visit Mrs. Julia Williams.


Bertram Mann returned from a trip down the L. & N. yesterday.


Miss Hattie Galloway returned yesterday from a visit to friends at Robards.


Ote Early, of Lisman was in the city yesterday.


Mrs. C. F. Wells and son, Master Dixon, of Baskett, were in the city yesterday en route home from a visit to relatives at Newburg, In.


Mrs. R. E. Gilbert and daughter, little Miss Esther, and Mrs. T. J. Randolph, of Owensboro, were in the city yesterday on their way home from Hopkinsville.


Misses Bertha Harris and Virginia Tate, of Madisonville were in the city yesterday en route to Sturgis.


Mrs. N. C. Berry, of West Plains, Mo., returned home yesterday after a visit to her sister, Mrs. Rebecca Elam, of the county.


Mrs. Alice Hambleton, of Waverly, was in the city yesterday on her way home from a visit to relatives at Owensboro.  She was accompanied by Miss Hattie Mulligan who will visit her for a few days.


Newton Petrie, of Springfield, Ky., was in the city yesterday on business.


Mrs. E. C. Atkinson and son, Master Edward Carr, of Irvington, Ky., and Mrs. J. C. Wright, of Sebree, were in the city yesterday the guests of Miss Carmie Singer, while en route to Irvington from Sebree.


D. A. Howard went to Madisonville yesterday to see his wife who is reported quite ill.


Mack Reynolds of Madisonville, was in the city yesterday on business.


Mr. and Mrs. P. M. Mc Clellan went to Sebree Springs yesterday.


Prof. F. E. Jones and Ed Crawley, of Spottsville, were in the city yesterday.


Mrs. B. S. Morris and son, Master Walter left for Sebree Springs yeserday to remain two weeks, when they go to Hopkinsville to visit friends before returning home.


Mrs. J. J. Rudy, of Sturgis, was in the city yesterday the guest of Mrs. William Dechamp while en route to Sebree.


Carl Martin, of Sebree, was in the city yesterday.


Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Miles returned yesterday from a visit to relatives at Hopkinsville.


W. B. Caldwell made a business trip up Henderson Route yesterday.


Tom Coleman, of Dixon, was in the city yesterday on business.


Hon. S. V. Dixon returned from Dixon yesterday.


Mrs. Virginia Wright, of Mayfield, Ky., is visiting Mrs. W. A. Seitz, 139 Alvasia Street.


Mrs. E. A. Carr and daughter, Elizabeth, of New Albany, Ind, are visiting Mr. and Mrs. K. R. Battin on Lower Green Street.


J. C. Frankey, of Chicago and Thomas Frankey of Evansville, are visiting their father, Mr. J. B. Frankey, near Geneva.


John Nordganer and family have returned from a visit of several weeks to relatives in Dayton and Cincinnati, Ohio.


Rev Niles Tells Of Camp Meeting

At Claymour, Todd County, Near Guthrie –

Gives Interesting Incidents

Claymour campmeeting, near Guthrie, Ky., has been in continuance three days.  The crowds are almost, if not quite twice as large as on any former occasion.  The great Tabernacle would not hold one-half of the people gathered on the Encampment yesterday.  It was indeed a great day, though only the third from the beginning.


We came directly from the Lone Valley Encampment, Marshall county, here.  Our company consister of Rev. B. L. Patterson, P. B. Wise and myself.


We came via Calvert City, Princeton, Hopkinsville, Guthrie to Elkton arriving about 9 p.m.  Thursday.  Friends met us with surrey and conveyed us to the hospitable home of Mr. T. H. Stokes.  WE found the family smitten with overwhelming grief.  A married daughter, Mrs. Anderson had suddenly and unexpectedly come to her death.  The poignancy of their sorrow was the sharper because several members of the family were away visiting the Mammoth Cave.  These failed to reach home in time to see their beloved sister alive.  Doctor Gill was to have preached Sister Anderson’s funeral but owing to serious illness he could not so I was chosen to fill his place.  The funeral was preached in the M.S.C.S. in the presence of a great concourse, met to sympathize with the bereaved family.


Among those I saw and spoke to, a beloved brother Rev. Foster Hayes, who is well and favorably known all over the green river section of Kentucky.


M. F. Denton was at the Eddyville Camp Meeting as we came over from Calvert City expecting to join us on the way.  We passed on to Princeton where we saw, while waiting for the train to take us to Hopkinsville, our fellow townsman Shirley eblin, a prosperous druggist in that beautiful thriving God-fearing order-loving little city.  I saw there dear old Dr. Brown of Dawson, who befriends my son, Dr. C. A. Niles, some years ago by admitting him, through the recommendations of my daughter Dr. Cora Brown, into partnership in his practice at Dawson, Ky.  Dr. Brown in answer to my inquiry concerning the health of his family said; with a touch of pain in his voice, “Cora is in quite feeble health at this time.  I wish she could get well.”  My own heart throbbed a hearty amen!  She is married now to a nice gentleman, a banker by the name of Lutz.  Let all friends that believe in a God that hears and answers prayer, join me in fervent petitions for the speedy recovery of the precious woman.  She belongs to Heaven’s best aristocracy.  To know her is to love her.  God bless her and all hers!


Enroute, I met a venerable man, who now lives at Mayfield.  His name is George W. Latham, cousin to one of the holiness Evangelists, Rev. E. L. Latham, who now is laboring in the missionary fields in Cuba.  The prominent family of Lathams of Hopkinsville, Ky., are also his cousins.  He was born within 2 ½ miles of this camp where I now write.  When I met Brother Latham he was on his way to attend this encampment.  He is sitting in the Preacher’s home at this moment.  He  is 81 years and six months old and has never been sick one day in all his life, never laid down on a bed because of sickness since he was born.  He tells me he was the middle son, of 13 sons and 3 daughters.  His parents were too poor to educate all, so they educated none.  The mother taught the Bible orally to them and George learned much of it by memory.  He was called to the ministry not knowing a single letter.  His presiding Elder Rev. Thomas Bottomly declined at first to grant him license, but when he found that he knew more of the Bible than himself, he said, “ I am going to give Latham license and if he cannot preach he will quit, for he will not botch what he undertakes.”   One of his own children a six year old daughter, when he was 30 years old taught him his letters in one day.  He can repeat 74 complete chapters, without mistake, from the Old and New Testaments, with numerous portions of others.  He knows by heart 247 HYmns and can repeat them now.  A wager was once made between two men about his being able to repeat, without the slightest mistake, 200 hymns.  One of the men who made the bet was a Missionary Baptist and the other a sinner.  A Campbellie Deacon held the $10 stakes.  Latham knew nothing of the wager.  The sinner lost the money, the Deacon was turned out of the church.  The Baptist who won the money said to the church, “you cannot turn me out it is my duty to do good every day.  I gave the money to my wife and told her to hand it to Latham’s wife and not let her know where it came from.  She did so.  The singing of the 200 hymns resulted in the conversion of the seven sinners – 3 of them simultaneously one day, th eother four the next day.  It took three days to complete the sining with the scripture read and prayers made.  The church did not expel the betting member.


We are having a great and thrilling meeting here at Claymour.  Ten professions clear, bright, positive and puslic have already been made.


My nephew who is attending the Vanderbilt Training School at Elkton was with us yesterday.  He is wholly sanctified and will make, I hope a grand preacher.


The people are really disappointed the wife and daughter Lizzie Patterson did not come with us this year.


I go from here to Coffeeville, Miss.  After that comes the Fort Jesup, La., Encampment.  I am sorry I cannot be at the reunion at Grandmother Alderson’s the 25th.


Love to all – farewell, amen!




Borrowed Horse And Traded It Off

Nick Powers Disposes of Another’s Property and Will Probably Have to Face Serious Charge


Nicks Powers traded off another man’s horse Monday and is in the biggest bunch of trouble he has ever encountered.  A warrant has been issued for his arrest and unless he manages to rescind the trade he will have to face a charge that carries with it a penalty of from one to five years in prison.


On Monday S. L. Sheffer let Powers have his horse to carry a load to Coraville.  Powers receive 44 for his work and tanked up on enough whiskey to give him the horse trading fever.  He trader Mr. Sheffer’s horse for another animal and $30 to boot.


When Powers returned home he told Mr. Sheffer that he had traded his horse off for the one then hitched to the vehicle and had given $3.50 to the other man.  Mr. Sheffer was not satisfied and after making an investigation had the warrant issued.


Killing Follows An Indictment

Newton Taulbee Shot to Death at Campton, it is Alleged By His Half Brother

Camapton, Ky., July 25 – a telephone message received at this place this morning said that George Banks, known also as Carson, had shot and instantly killed Newton Taulbee, his half-brother, on Lacy creek.  Banks and Taulbee had been enemies for some time and trouble was expected between them.  Taulbee had been instrumental in having Banks and his sister indicted in the Circuit Court of this county for robbery.  Early this morning they met in the county road, and Banks opened fire and the ball penetrated Taulbee’s head, killing him instantly.  Banks or Cason is a son of G. W. Carson, ex-County Judge of this county, and Taulbee his son in law.  Banks has not yet been arrested.


Are In Session At Crab Orchard

Members of Kentucky Press Association Are Having a “Time” at Springs

Crab Orchard Springs, Ky., July 25 – Kentucky editors, their wives, sweethearts, aunts and cousins are here to attend the thirty-sixth annual meeting of the State Press Associatin.


Tonight the annual banquet will be given and among the speakers for tomorrow are D. M. Duncan, of Brandenburg, S. W. Linebaugh, of Russellville; Swift Champ, of Paris; George W. Albrecht, of Middlesboro, Charles Stewart, of Lexington; Mrs. Bettie B. Campbell, of Somerset; George S. Lee of Carrollton, and Henry R. Lawrence, of Cadiz.


Shooting contests, fat men’s races, pie eating contests, tub and swimming races, sack and potato races, a minstrel performance and a contest for the best looking woman and the ugliest man are among the features of the social programme.


Society Notes

The marriage of Miss Marianna Soaper Sneed and Mr. James Ewing Rankin, Jr., will be solemnized at seven o’clock this morning at the home of the bride on terrace Hill.  Rev. L . W. Rose, of St. Paul’s church, will officiate.  It will be a quiet affair and only the immediate relatives will be present.  The young couple will leave on the 7:40 train for a bridal journey in the east.



Hopkins County Notes

The Y.M.C.A. boys left Monday for Clear Creek to spend their annual camping trip.


Mrs. Jane Duvall, wife of Tom Duvall, of Earlington, died at her home Sunday with congestion of the brain.  She had been ill only three days when death came to her relief.


New week is the date of the Great Hopkins County Fair and President George W. Rash and Secretary James A. Franceway are working day and night to perfect all the details connected with the big show.



One sorrel horse, branded with “Y” on left hip and hitched to a top buggy with black running gear.  Stolen while hitched in Audubon, Ky between hours of 10 and 11 o’clock on Saturday night, July 22, 1905.  Suitable reward will be paid for return of same to me at Spottsville, Ky.


Local Brevities

Born to the wife of Mr. Joe Ford Johnson, near Nashville, on July 14th a fine girl.


Frank Krug and sons, Joseph and Leo, or Evansville, returned home last night after a short stay in the city.


Mr. and Mrs. J. V. Clifford and children, of Cleburne, Texas., who have been visiting Mr. and Mrs. Joe Higdon, left last night for Louisville to visit friends before returning home.


G. A. Gibson, of Smith’s Mills, sold fifteen bushels of the largest apples seen on the local market to the Cimini Fruit Company Tuesday.  They were of the Summer Queen variety and average about twelve inches in circumference.  The average weight of the apples is one pound.


Cyrus S. Layson, the well known farmer living near Zion presented the Gleaner force with a fine basket of fruit Tuesday afternoon.  There was a fine assortment of grapes, peaches and apples in the basket and the employes of the paper picked up a few pounds owing to Mr. Layson’s generosity.



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