Henderson County Newspaper Abstracts

July 27, 1905 – August 1, 1905



July 27, 1905


Arctic Steamer Departs For North

North Sydney, N. B.  – July 26, - The Arctic steamer “Roosevelt,” bearing Commander Robert E. Peary’s latest expedition started on its northward voyage of discovery this afternoon.  An immense crowd gathered to witness the departure and cheered the steamer.


Command Peary intends to return in September, 1906.


Mrs. Peary and daughter did not accompany the Lieutenant.


Crushed To Death By A Log

Mayfield, ky. July 26 – Jordan Buttram, aged about thirty-five years married, with three children, was instantly killed this morning at the Illinois Central depot while loading logs on to a wagon.  The skids slipped and Butram became entangled in the chains, the log passed over his head and chest, crushing him beneath.


Bad Memories In Police Court

Woman and Man both Conveniently Forgot When They Broke the Law

But Judge Was Hard Hearted

Jeanette Tapp, a black girl with a tendency to grow frolicsome with pistols stopped a fine of fifteen dollars and the costs of the proceedings in police court Wednesday afternoon.


She was presented in court wearing a dress finished in red and white spots and shoes that were tied with huge bows of white ribbons.  Dan Hodge and two other young negroes who promote the entertainments at Heid’s Park were the prosecuting witnesses, and swore that the girl had fired a pistol at the park Sunday night, just to show how bad she was.


The girl in the spotted dress and the shoes with monster bows was possessed with one of those convenient memories and failed to recall the time she was supposed to have fired the gun.  The witnesses all said that the firing took place at midnight and that Jeanette was angry because she had been ordered out of the park.  Judge Walker assessed a fine of $15 and she will have time to jog her memory.


John Allgood commonly known as “Bud” was before the court on the charge of having thrown rocks at Robert Lancaster with intent to kill.  The throwing took place Monday night after Allgood has shown his by walking into the police station and telephoning to his father to come down town to act as his bondsman.


Allgood made the plea that he was so drunk he did not remember the rock tossing bee.  Judge Walker bound him over to the grand jury in the sum of $200.


Negro Thief Is Found In Bed

Robert Crenshaw Who Helped Steal Undertaker’s Coin

Puts Up a Poor Plea to Officers

Robert Crenshaw, one of the negroes accused of stealing $17 from Cabell, the negro undertaker, last week, was arrested last night at his mother’s home.  He had gone to bed and declared to the police that he had been sick for a week.  However he had failed to even remove his tie and the officers making the arrest decided that he was simply four flushing.


When Patrolmen Bonenberger and Beckham heard that Crenshaw had come back to town after remaining out of the city since the day of the theft was committed, they went to his home.  They found the darkey piled up in bed and claiming that he had been there for over a week with fever.  One of the officers turned down the cover and found that Crenshaw had failed to removed his clothing and still wore his collar and necktie.  He was at once hustled off to the police station.



Cairo, Ky.,    - July 26 –

Mrs. Marinda Alderson was given an elegant dinner last Tuesday in commemoration of her ninetieth birthday.  It was a perfect surprise to her.  Though it was announced in Cairo Notes she never heard of it.  Mrs. R. H. Kelly sent for her to spend the day at her house and she had been there long enough to take a nap and rest when they sent for her to come home that she had company.


The guest began to arrive about 10 o’clock bringing regular old time camp meeting baskets brim-full of the richest eating – cake, pies, salads, ham, beef, vegetables and fried chicken done to a turn.  The dinner was served on the lawn in front of her residence.  No less than 125 persons were present and all enjoyed the day none more than Mrs. Alderson.


Those present from a distance were:  Mr. and Mrs. Royster, Mrs. Wiley Denton and mother, of near Robards; Mrs. Vickers of Corydon; Mrs. Helen Miller and son Poole, of Sebree, Mrs. Sis Melton and daughter, of Poole; Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Wayland, of Henderson; Miss Jeanette Sutton, of Evansville, Mrs. A. A. Niles and family, Prof. G. H. Niles and family and Mr. and Mrs. Ben Niles, of Henderson; Mr. and Mrs. Laird and two children of Springfield, Ill; and Mrs. H. P. Sights and daughter Miss Ethel of Paducah.  The last sixteen names came from Henderson in a transfer wagon.


The day was a very enjoyable one indeed.  “Grandmother” received several nice presents.


She is active, hale and hearty for her age.  She was always ready to help anyone needing help and has done great good in her long life.  She has many friends and relatives who dearly love her.  And now in the evening of life, the warm rays of sunset burning to gold, glorify the sweet face and form of her who has done so much for the happiness of others.  May she live ten years longer, at least, that she made celebrate her one hundredth  anniversary.


No more fitting words could be found in which to close this brief tribute to Mrs. Alderson than those from the pen of Miss Fannie Crosby.


Yet a little while we linger,

Ere we reach our journey’s end.

Yet a little while to labor

Ere the evening shades descend;

Then we’ll lay us down to slumber,

But the night will soon be o’er

For the bright, the bright forever.

We shall slumber never more.


An unusually hard rain fell here last Friday between the hours of 10 and 12 a.m.  It was equal to a cloud burst almost.  The rain just poured down in torrents submerging everything and causing another delay in wheat threshing.  This was by far the largest rain that has fallen here for a long time.


Corn and tobacco were considerably damaged.  A great del of tobacco was ruined.  Otto Baldwin is reported to have lost fourteen acres.  Quite a good deal of hay was lost.


Mrs. China Whitledge is expecting her son Dr. Alex Whitledge, of Anderson Ind., Thursday for two or three days.  Mrs. Whitledge has very ill health.


Mrs. Green, from Uniontown, is the guest of Mrs. Hamner and family.


Mrs. Sis Melton and daughter, of Poole, are visiting Mrs. R. L. Melton and family.


Miss Jeanette Sutton will return to her aunt’s Mrs. China Whitledge, this afternoon.


Mrs. Addie Kelley and Mrs. Nettie Royster spent last Wednesday in Henderson.


Mrs. Kelly visited her brother, C. L. Sights and family.


Mrs. G. T. Baldwin left Monday  morning for Earlington to visit her son, Dr. Gus Baldwin, and family for a few days.


The stork visited Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Whitledge last Saturday afternoon.  It’s a big fine, handsome boy.


Miss Thaney Denton will teach the Hickory Grove school.


Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Wayland, of Henderson, visited Mrs. China Whitledge and family from Saturday until Monday morning when they came to Cairo to visit his mother, Mrs. J. B. Sabiston and family.


Miss Sarah Melton and guests, Miss Jeanette Sutton spent the time from Saturday afternoon until Monday morning in Poole the guests of Mrs. Sis Melton and family.


About twenty-five couples from Cairo anticipate spending next Saturday at the Rock House in real picnic style.



Geneva, Ky., July 26 – Since the heavy rain of last Sunday, wheat threshing has been resumed.


There has been a great deal of tobacco destroyed by the rain.


The hay crop has been saved with difficulty and much of it has been damaged by the rains.


Many acres of corn has been drowned out, while that on higher land promises a good yield.


Mrs. Mollie Randolph and Mrs. Roy Gilbert, of Owensboro, are spending a few days with Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Randolph.


Mr. Graham Randolph and sister, Miss Allen, of Sorgho, have returned to their home after spending a week with their uncle, Mr. S. W. Randolph.


Mr. and Mrs. Verton Willett, of Princeton, Ind., are visiting the latters mother, Mrs. W. P. Latta.


Miss Kitty Owen Sandefur, of Henderson is the guest of the Misses Amlet this week.


Mr. Mort Sandefur, of Evansville, is here under treatment for abscess in the palm of his hand.


Mr. Will Bonnell went to Mt. Vernon Saturday to be gone for a few days, visiting his uncle, Mr. Ralph Bonnell.


Mr. Charles Frankey, of Evansville is spending a few days with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Frankey.


Mrs. Joseph Frankey, of Chicago, is visiting his parents for a month or two.


Mr. B. B. Cobb, of Howell, Ind., attended the ice cream supper Saturday night.


Mr. Finis Cobb, of Robards Station, was the guests of his mother last Sunday.


Mr. and Mrs. Frank Schenck went to Cypress, Ind., to spend a few days with his sister, Mrs. Joe Schenck.


There will be service at the Baptist church on next Sunday, by the Rev. Bell.


We are very thankful for the liberal patronage of the ice cream supper Saturday night.


Mr. W. P. Latta is on the sick list.

Mrs. Annie Morrison is no better.


The entertainment given here last Saturday evening by the Smart Set, set some folks to smarting, quite smarting, and the Smart Set realized a right smart sum, which pleased them smartly, and those who want to keep up with the Smart Set must subscribe for the Daily Gleaner.




Midway, Ky., July 26 – Mrs. R. T. Conaway and Mrs. W. J. Green went to Baskett Monday to visit the latter’s sister Mrs. Y. L. Williams who is very ill.


The young people of this neighborhood gave the Misses Green quite a surprise party Saturday night. Those present were:  Misses Lola Hicks, Nancy and Edna Robertson, Mollie Church, Minnie Ora Shiver and Minnie Lynch, of Utopia; Agnes, Eula and Mary Ida Green.  Messrs. Joseph Gregory, Willie Conaway, Harry Haynes of Hebbardsville; Willie Chaney, Richard Williams, David Neal, Robert Farley, Kirk Oldham, Fred Williams, Willie Bearman, all had a jolly time.


Mrs. Monroe Conaway of Henderson is visiting her sister Mrs. Walter Hicks.


Mrs. Sue Hughes and children of Evansville are visiting Mrs. Charles Green.


Miss Lena and Eunice Green are to give a children’s picnic at the Spottsville locks Thursday I n honor of their visits from Utopia, Minnie Ora Shiver and Minnie Lynch.


Miss Julia Langley and Miss Lola Hicks were the guests of Miss Lena and Eunice Green Sunday.


Mr. R. T. Conaway who has been ill so long is slowly improving.


Mr. Harry Walden of Baskett, was in our midst Sunday.


Misses Lela Conaway and Annie Gregory are spending this week in Frog Island, with their Aunt Mrs. Em Spencer.


Mrs. J. L. Farley of Spottsville is spending a few days with her aunt, Mrs. Stephen Gregory.


W. J. Green and A. T. Green went to Henderson Monday.


Mr. R. L. Biddle and William Clendaniel of Donora, Penn., spent a week in our vicinity looking after their coal interests.


Mr. Sam L. Green went to Basket today.



Mrs. W. R. Biggs of San Jose, Calif., will arrive in the city today to visit her sister, Miss Nellie Gray Davis, on Center Street.


W. R. Howell, of Slaughtersville, was in the city yesterday on business.


A. W. Mason, of Morganfield, was in the city yesterday from St. Louis.


Mr. and Mrs. Joe Higdon and son, Master Joe, Jr., went to Evansville yesterday to visit friends.


James Feeney, of Evansville, was in the city yesterday on business.


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


Rev. and Mrs. M. E. Miller and daughter, little Miss Virginia and Miss Vera Conyer, of Fredonia, Ky., were in the city yesterday to visit Mrs. Miller’s mother, Mrs. L. M. Crafton, of the county.


William Ramsey returned yesterday from Whitesville, Ky.


Mrs. C. M. Blevins and Miss Pearl Walden, of Baskett, were in the city yesterday, shopping.


Mrs. R. M. Herndon went to Corydon yesterday to visit her mother, Mrs. C. C. Proctor.


Misses Irene Manion and Anna Fenwick left yesterday for Cerulean Springs to spend a few weeks.


George Gibson went to Corydon yesterday.


R. A. Wise, of Sebree, was in the city yesterday on business.


J. W. Johnson made a business trip down the L. & N. yesterday.


Henry Baldauf returned from Owensboro yesterday.


Mrs. J. H. Watson returned yesterday from a visit to relatives at Lewisport, Ky.


Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Mc Henry and little child left yesterday for Murfreesboro, Tenn., to visit relatives.


Mrs. J. A. Eblin and son, Ellery, of Robards returned home yesterday after a visit to relatives in the city.  They were accompanied by Master Rankin Robinson, who will visit them for a few days.


Sam Stanfield, of Owensboro, was in the city yesterday.


Mrs. N. E. Barnett and child went to Baskett yesterday to visit relatives.


W. L. Yancy, of Owensboro, was in the city yesterday on business.


Lee Oberdorfer returned yesterday from an extended trip through the South.


Miss Margaret Sizemore, of Clinton, Ill, returned home yesterday after a visit to Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Fleming.


Col. E. G. Sebree and son, Master David Banks Sebree, have returned from Earlington.


Mrs. Ross Anderson left yesterday for Springfield, Ill, to visit relatives for a few weeks.


William Shelley, of Evansville Inspector or Bridges and buildings for the L. & N. was in the city yesterday on business.


Mrs. Fritz Klein, and Miss Anna, and Henry Unverzagt returned from Dawson Springs yesterday.


Mr. and Mrs. Ben Pike and daughter, little Miss Florence and son, Master Benedict, of Uniontown, returned home yesterday after a visit to Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Newman.


Milton Fletcher went to Princeton, Ky., yesterday to visit his father, H. C. Fletcher.


W. W. Wallace, of Bordley, Ky., was in the city yesterday on business.


Mr. and Mrs. B. R. Storm and children, of Owensboro, arrived in the city yesterday to reside.


John C. Riley left yesterday for Illmo, Mo.


Mrs. A. L. Polly and son, Harry, of Johnson City, Ill., passed through the city yesterday from Geneva, where they have been visiting Mr. and Mrs. Martin Keeper.


Mrs. A. C. Smith, a well known teacher, of the county left yesterday for Dade City, Fla., to reside.


Mrs. Haynes Thomas and children, of Abingdon, Virginia, were in the city yesterday en route to savannah, Ga., after a visit to Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Swann, of Anthoston.


Ed Blanford, of Denver, Color, left yesterday for his home after a visit to his brother, J. E. Blanford, and Mrs. J. W. Sandefur.


Miss Manie Byars, of Hopkinsville, passed through the city yesterday en route to St. Louis.


Malcom Wilkey, of Dixon, Ky., was in the city yesterday on his way to Mc Leansboro, Ill.


Judge L. C. Flournoy, of Morganfield, was in the city yesterday on business.


A. H. Egan, of Louisville, Superintendent of the I. C. passed through the city yesterday.


Miss Lula Molohon, of the county, went to Sorgho, Ky., yesterday to visit Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Gough.


E. A. Jones went to Owensboro yesterday.


Mrs. Frank Smith, of Paducah, who has been the guest of Mrs. John Yungbecker on Second Street, for the past week or more, left yesterday for Howell, Ind., to visit friends and relatives for a few days.


J. C. Rudd and son, Master Phillip, of Owensboro, were in the city yesterday.


D. B. Wilson, of Madisonville, was in the city yesterday on business.


Mrs. C. C. Harris and children, of Decatur, Ala., were in the city yesterday en route to Uniontown after a visit to her father, Dr. C. E. Cox, of Cannelton, Ind.


Capt. S. H. Harrington, of Caseyville, Ky., was in the city yesterday on business.


John Blackwell, of Webster county, was in the city yesterday.


Mrs. Louise Meyer, of Morganfield, was in the city yesterday en route home from a visit to relatives at Owensboro.


Mrs. Mary Jones, of Owensboro, was in the city yesterday on her way to Smith’s Mills to visit her sister, Mrs. Albert Smith.


Miss Mary Louise Smith went to Lisman, Ky., yesterday to visit Mr. and Mrs. Louis Hancock for a few days.


M. T. Royster returned from Providence, Ky., yesterday.


Charles White left for Louisville yesterday.


Mr. and Mrs. Ewing Rankin, Mr. and Mrs. George F. Getz and Mr. James E. Rankin left yesterday for Chicago.


Miss Nina T. Luckett, of Owensboro, returned home yesterday after a visit to Mrs. E. A. Jonas.


Miss Juliet Alves left yesterday for Frankfort.


Miss Lillie Towles left for Frankfort yesterday after a visit to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Towles.


J. B. Pollard returned from Corydon, yesterday.


Real Estate Transfers

Martha S. and David Banks to Thomas Hoelman, lot No. 5 in block 3 of Banks’ Audubon addition; consideration $140.


Marriage License

E. H. Golday and Miss Ada Harrison.


Standing For Outlawry

The case of Caleb Powers, convicted of the murder of Governor Goebel, has been removed to the federal court upon the arbitrary order of a federal judge by the name of Cochran.  The shot that killed Goebel was fired from the window of Caleb Powers’ office and was a result of the most damnable conspiracy of murder every conceived in America.  Governor Taylor is a fugitive in Indiana, whose Republican Governor refuses to honor a requisition from the governor of Kentucky, and now the Republican federal judge removes the case against Powers from the state court – Why?  Because Powers is a Republican criminal, and legislative and executive usurpation are involved to save his neck.  The evidence against Powers was so plain that no honest juror could fail to say “guilty”.  If Goebel had been a plain citizen, Powers would have been hung years ago, but because Goebel’s policy obtained for him corporate and Republican hostility, the Republican party in the nation has resolved to save the neck of the murder at the costs of usurpation before never dreamed of by governor or judge.


Upon that theory does the federal judge remove the case into the federal courts?  Powers is a private citizen, charged with the murder of the chief executive of the sovereign state of Kentucky.  He has had three fair trials by juries of his peers; he has been thrice convicted.  And yet because he is an influential Republican politician the case at this state is moved into the federal court for the purpose of nullifying the criminal laws of the state of Kentucky.  If a federal judge can move the case to the federal court, he can abolish the processes of state courts whenever he sees fit to do so.  The state courts will lose their power and their standing and all a man accused of murder will have to do will e to claim that the state is trying to convict him because he is a Republican politician of the sorriest type, and, presto change his case goes off the state docket, he is acquitted, and soon returned to his old time occupation of political rascality.


Every since the murder of Goebel it has been apparent that the national republican leaders would protect the thugs who were guilty of conspiracy and murder because they were the Republican leaders of Kentucky.  When he was governor of New York, Mr. Roosevelt made a speech approving the lawless spirit of the governor of Indiana in refusing to honor the requisition of the governor of Kentucky for Taylor, a fugitive from justice.  The whole outfit has stood by the outlawry that disgraced Kentucky and the federal judge is in line with the national Republican party in its determination to free Powers and defy the orderly execution of the criminal laws.  Of course the federal judge will free Powers or he will be pardoned, and already it is predicted that as a “vindication” he will be elected to congress by the Republicans of the big East Kentucky district where Powers and Taylor padded the election returns in order to rob Goebel of victory.  They couldn’t cheat him out of the election.  They, therefore, successfully conspired to murder him.  And now all the inherent rights of state courts are to be overridden in order to restore to Kentucky its Republican leader.  Kentucky has fallen pretty low and “Kentucky Resolutions” are made a dead letter from such things can be carried on under the sanction of the Republican national organization.


The last vestige of state rights has been snatched from the commonwealth, and murder and conspiracy have been made virtues!  RALEIGH, N. C. NEWS AND OBSERVER.


Dies in Mississippi

GLASGOW, Ky., July 26, - News has just reached here of the death at Houston, Texas., of F. C. Bayless, formerly manager of the handle factory of Carpenter & Bayless, of this place.  Mr. Bayless was sixty years old and unmarried.  He was a native of Orange, N. J. and his remains were taken there for interment.


Died At Williamstown

WILLIAMSTOWN, KY., July 26, - C. H. Harrison, a prominent attorney of the Grant county bar, died at his home in this city.  He was a charter member of Williamstown Lodge, Knights of Pythias and was buried by that order today.


Mules Brought Here From Diamond Island

Capt. William Grady, superintendent of the diamond Island plantation, shipped to this city this week all the island mules, some fifty odd head, and from here they were sent to Strachan Barret’s farm for pasturage.  Six or seven thousand dollars worth of mules, for they, with few exceptions, are all top-notchers.  These mules have virtually made two crops of corn this year, for the river came over the island and drowned the first planting and nearly all the work had to be done over again.  Notwithstanding which the mules are in find condition.


Society News

Morning Wedding

Miss Marianna Soaper Sneed and James Ewing Rankin, Jr., were united in marriage at Terrace Hill, the home of the bride’s parents, Wednesday morning at 6:45 o’clock.  The ceremony was performed by Rev. L. W. Rose and was attended only by the immediate relatives and friends of the young people.


The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. K. Sneed and possessed of many charming qualities.  She has been a great favorite in Henderson social circles for some time.


Mr. Rankin is the only son of James E. Rankin.  He is a young man well known in the business and social circles of the city, having been engaged in the tobacco export trade for the past few years with great success.


Mr. and Mrs. Rankin left soon after the ceremony for the east where they will remain until October.  Upon returning home they will be at home at the Rankin residence on Green Street.


Local Brevities

Thomas E. Ward returned last night from a business trip to Louisville.


W. F. Christian returned last night from a business trip up the Henderson Route.


Mrs. Phil Levy and son, Jerome, will return today from a visit to relatives at Olney, Ill.


W. H. Stites and son, returned last night from Portland, Orel, and other western cities.


Mrs. Emma Jagers returned last night from an extended visit to relatives at Stanley.


E. J. Haley held the lucky number, 36, that won the buggy offered by Bennett and Rowland.


Miss Gladys Mitchell returned last night from a visit to Dr. and Mrs. G. A. Doss, of Stanley.


M. C. Barcroft left yesterday for Chicago to accept a position as operator with the Western Union.


L. O. Stapp, of Corydon, was in the city last night to visit his parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. H. Echols on First Street.


Mrs. S. W. Richardson and daughter, little Miss Mildred returned last night from a two weeks visit to relatives at Brandenburg, Ky.


He lives on the corner of Center and Adams Street, the Gilligan corner, J. William Todd has quit the country to be nearer the center of business.


Miss Birdie Wolf, of Owensboro, and Miss Bessie Ichenhauser, of Evansville, are guests of Mr. and Mrs. Sol. Oberdorfer on green and First streets.


Remember August 5th, as on that day the A. O. U. W. of Hebbardsville promises a fine barbecue with music, dancing, speaking and other garnishments.


Mrs. Aaron Wolfe and daughter, Miss Clemmie, of Owensboro, arrived in the city last night and are guests of Mr. and Mrs. Sol Oberdorfer on first and Green Street.


The storeroom formerly occupied by the “Journal office at No. 111 Main Street is being refitted on the interior for the occupancy by the Adams and Southern Express Company agencies.


Mr. W. A. Wilgus, S. P. A. of Hopkinsville, Ky., was in the city yesterday looking after his Old Point Comfort excursion, over the L. H. & St. L. and C. & O. Railways, leaving Henderson Saturday, August 12, 1905.  See advertisement elsewhere in this issue.



July 28, 1905


Smith Rogers Is Corydon’s Postmaster


Washington, July 27 – These postmasters are appointed for Kentucky:  Corydon, Henderson county, Smith Rogers; Dexter, Calloway county, John T. Wells; Dunmore, Muhlenberg county, Mary T. Turner; Jensonton, Washington county, John W. Perkins; Joy, Livingston county, Thomas F. Bishop; Phelps, Pike county, Andrew Wolford.


Rural free delivery route No 1 is ordered established October 2 at Sacramento, Mc Lean, county, serving 531 people and 118 houses.


Makes A Clean Sweep

Nashville, Tenn., July 27 – A Union City, Tenn., dispatch says a man was sent from Chicago by the Illinois Central to take the place temporarily of the night man at the depot at Paducah Junction.  Last night the strange robbed the safe of a considerable sum of money and a couple of pistols and disappeared.  The robber changed his clothes at Fulton, leaving his old suit behind.



Mrs. R. E. Cook and children, and her sister, Mrs. Mattie Geiger, and daughter, Miss Hattie Law, returned yesterday from a visit to their brother, George W. Brown, at Missionary Ridge, Tennessee.


Miss Rena Young, of Springfield, Ky., was in the city yesterday en route to Morganfield to visit relatives.


Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Gill, of Morganfield, were in the city yesterday on their way home from a visit to relatives at Owensboro.


Dr. G. A. Whitledge, of Anderson, Ind., was in the city yesterday en route to Cairo to visit his mother, Mrs. W. T. Whitledge.


Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Toy, of Anthoston, were in the city yesterday from a visit to relatives at Farmersburg, Ind.


Mrs. Joseph H. Clord and daughter, little Miss Alice Young, went to Sebree Springs yesterday.


Dr. T. N. Compton, of Owensboro, was in the city yesterday from Madisonville.


Ernest Clayton, of Madisonville was in the city yesterday on business.


J. W. Beal returned yesterday from a business trip to Onton, Ky.


Mrs. H. W. Williams and little child returned yesterday from a visit to her sister, Mrs. Minnie Cook, of Lewisport, Ky.


Miss Jennie Bickel went to Evansville yesterday to visit her sister, Mrs. C. S. McGlaws.


Mr. and Mrs. George Toy, of Farmersville, Ind., are visiting relatives in the county.


Joe Cecil, of Lewisport, Ky., is visiting his sister, Mrs. H. A. Williams in Audubon.


Mrs. Eliza Clark, of Owensboro, was in the city yesterday accompanied by her daughter, Mrs. Lafe Rosencranz, and children, of Cypress, Ind. En route to Owensboro.


J. A. Tennis, of Owensboro was in the city yesterday on business.


Miss Ethel Hager went to Owensboro yesterday to visit her aunt, Mrs. Fannie Brockriede, for a few days.


Mrs. Ben White and children left for Louisville yesterday to visit her sister, Mrs. V. A. Bate.


James Roddy, of Morganfield, was in the city yesterday on business.


Mr. and Mrs. Frank Doss and son, Master Charles Eugene, returned yesterday from a visit to Mrs. Doss’ parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Nelly, at Marion, Ky.


Mrs. Jennie Bell, of Dyersburg, Tenn., was in the city yesterday en route to Hebbardsville to visit Mrs. T. C. Larue.


Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Mc Avoy, and Mrs. John O’Bryne went to Dawson springs yesterday.


Mrs. William Dechamp and daughter, Miss Mattie, and son, William, went to Sturgis yesterday to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Wilson.


Miss Nannie Dixon went to Morganfield yesterday to visit her aunt, Mrs. Louis Manning.


Miss Ruby Shake, of Morganfield, is visiting Miss Zilpha Quinn on Alvasia Street.


Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Brooks and children, of Vanderburg, Ky., are visiting Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Townsend.


C. B. Robbins, of Paducah, special pension examiner, was in the city yesterday on official business.


Mrs. G. M. Edwards and grandson, Master Shotwell Tate, of Evansville, spent the day in the city yesterday.


Judge J. A. Phillips, of Monticello, Ky., left for his  home yesterday after a visit to his daughter, Mrs. Richard L. Johnson.


Miss Sallie Williams left yesterday for St. Louis to visit Mrs. T. C. Blackwell.


W. M. Farless left for Dawson Springs yesterday.


W. J. Sizemore went to Cerulean Springs yesterday.


Dr. J. R. Mitchell, of Evansville, was in the city yesterday on business.


George E. Royster, of Robards, was in the city yesterday on business.


Mrs. N. F. Cottingham and children returned yesterday from a visit to relatives at Robards.


Archie O. Branham, the popular young carrier of Rural Route No., 5, arrived home yesterday after an extended visit to friends and relatives at Providence.


Mrs. George Kattau and children, of Louisville, were in the city yesterday on their way home after a visit to relatives at Dekoven, Ky.


W. H. Goodrich, of Sebree, was in the city yesterday en route home from a business trip to Caseyville, Ky.


Mr. and Mrs. M. Sandefur and daughter, little Miss Clarice, of Niagara, were in the city yesterday en route to Evansville to visit Mrs. Sandefur’s sister, Mrs. D. R. Cheaney.


Ben Mills, of Morganfield, was in the city yesterday.


D. Stewart Miller, of Owensboro, was in the city yesterday on business.


Charles Echols, of St. Louis, is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. H. Echols, on first Street.


Prof. J. W. Mahon, of Morganfield, was in the city yesterday on business.


Mr. and Mrs. John Tully and children, of Dekoven, Ky, were in the city yesterday en route to Louisville to visit relatives.


J. C. Manion went to Robards yesterday on business.


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


Mrs. Jack Wellman, of Louisville returned home yesterday after a visit to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. McCormick.


News Of the Neighborhood

Sebree, Ky

Sebree, Ky., July 27

On Sunday afternoon, July 23, at the home of the bride, Mr. R. D. Purtle, of this place, and Miss Minnie Swift, of Greenbrier, Tenn., were united in the holy bonds of matrimony by the Rev. R. S. T. Cook, of the M. E. church at that place, in the presence of a number of friends.  The attendants were Misses Idella Swift, a sister of the bride, Pansy Webster, Nellie Phillips, May Carter and Grace Pike;  Messrs. Clevie Morgan, of Woodlawn, Ill; Wilburn Gibson, Frank Roe, Ernest Dockson and John Wood.


They returned here Monday on the 11:45 train and are at the home of the groom’s mother, Mrs. Mary Purtle.


Mrs. Florence Wilson, who has been the guest of her sister in law, Mrs. Mary Purtle, returned to her home, at Robards Saturday.


Mrs. Ezra Vaughan and daughter, Miss Virginia, returned from Henderson Sunday.


Miss Eula Cates, who has been the guest of her cousin, Miss Ilene Edwards, returned home Tuesday.


Miss Ethel Wilson visited relatives here Monday and Tuesday.


Misses Myrtle Eblin and Winnie Sunston, or Robards, was in town Tuesday.


Mr. Clevia Morgan, of Woodlawn, Ill, accompanied Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Purtle, here from greenbrier, Tenn., Monday.


Little Miss Mary Josephine Davis, who has been quite sick for some time is rapidly improving.


The Sunday schools of this place gave a picnic at the Sebree Springs last Wednesday.


The infant of Mr. and Mrs. Will Crawford died Monday and was buried Tuesday at Petersburg.


The Christian Sunday school from Robards will spend today at the Sebree Springs.


G. L. Dial, our hustling proprietor of the Peerless Spring, informs the writer that he will engage a string band and let the young people dance two nights in each week.



Young Wife Dies After Long Illness

Mrs. Elwood Vick Passes Away at Residence of Father After Long Siege of Fever

Mrs. Elwood Vick died Thursday morning at the residence of her father. S. V. Connoway, 928 First Street after an illness of six weeks with typhoid fever.  She was 26 years of age.


Mrs. Vick was taken sick at the home of her husband in Tennessee, and was brought home July 16.  From the time of her arrival here the disease seemed to take a stronger hold and despite the efforts made to save her life she passed away early Thursday morning.


Last October the deceased was married to Elwood Vick, a well known telegraph operator.  Besides her parents and husband, one brother, Chester Connoway, and two sisters survive.


The funeral will be held this morning at 10 o’clock at the family residence, Rev. R. E. C. Lawson being in charge.


The following are the pall bearers:  Neal Williams, Arthur Miller, Andrew Kohl, Joe Fowler, William Peak, Leo Biondin, Charles Heineman and Frank Ossenberg.


New Pastor For Cumberland Church

Rev. E. Mc Collom Called to take the Place of Rev. W. L. Livingston Who Recently Resigned

Rev. E. Mc Collom, residing on the Corydon road a few miles from the city, has been called to the pastorate of the Cumberland Presbyterian church on Center Street and will assume charge of his duties at once.  He succeeds Rev. W. L. Livingston, who resigned a few weeks ago to take a new charge in Texas.


There will be no break in the services owing to the departure of Rev. Livingston, as Rev. Mc Collom will preach at the church Sunday morning.  He has been identified with the church for a number of years and is well known in the county and city.


Mrs. Lula Oldham Dead

Hopkinsville, Ky., July 27 – Mrs. Lula Oldham, wife of Dr. J. E. Oldham, died last night after an illness of several months of consumption.  She was thirty-six years old.


Motorman Gobin Still in Hiding

Little Son Tells Neighbor That Mother Heard From Him But She Denies Story

The whereabouts of Fred M. Gobin, the Street car motorman who disappeared from the city Sunday afternoon, are still unknown.  His brothers have not yet given up the search for him but their efforts have met with practically no success.


Mrs. Gobin says she has not heard from her husband though her little son told a man who passed the home on Clay Street, Thursday morning in reply to a question, that they had heard Gobin had been seen about two miles, from Mt. Vernon, Ind., sitting under the shade of a tree and apparently resting.  The boy could not be seen last evening by a Gleaner representative.


Nace Gobin, who lives near Sturgis, and his sister, Mrs. J. L. Jones, both arrived in the city Thursday to lend their efforts to those of Thomas Gobin.  It is probably that one of the brothers of the missing man will go to Mt. Vernon to take up the search for the motorman.


Both the brothers are confident that Gobin is not dead and think he will eventually turn up.


Society Notes

Eblen – Markahm Wedding

The wedding of Miss Pearl Eblen, of Robards, and Mr. B. F. Markham, of Louisville, was quietly solemnized on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Eblen.


The ceremony was said by Rev. Archey, of the Methodist church, immediately after which they left to visit relatives of the groom in Logan county.


The ride was daintily gowned in elaborately lace trimmed white mull of silk.  Her going away dress was brown silk, touched with delicate blue.


It was a pretty little home wedding and only a few intimate friends were present.


The bride received a number of handsome and valuable presents.


Among the out of town guests were, Miss Bertha Sellars, of Sebree; Miss Rose Hall, of Madisonville; and Superintendent and Mrs. C. E. Sugg, of Henderson. 


At home to their friends after August 1, 112 East Broadway, Louisville, Ky.



Miss Fannie Oberdorfer delightfully entertained last evening at her home on First and Green streets, complimentary to her attractive visitors Miss Rosenfield, of Columbia, Ky., Miss Bessie Ichenauser, of Evansville, Misses Birdie and Clemmie Wolfe and Mrs. Aaron Wolfe, of Owensboro.


Important Deal in Real Estate

Marshall & Alves Purchase the C. F. Ruggles Tract of Land Just Below City – Contains Thirty Acres,


The Ruggles tract of land on Lower Main Street was sold a few days since to Marshall & Alves.  Thereon in former years, the late C. F. Ruggles and family lived for a number of years.  About twenty five years ago or more the Ruggles family moved to Arkansas and settled on a farm.  Last year Mr. Ruggles departed this life in the state of his adoption, and the estate in Henderson county was partitioned off to the heirs.  Within a few months past the boundaries of the city have been extended and this tract of land is now within the city limits.


Ever since the family removed the farm has been rented to a succession of tenants.  Mr. Thornsberry, now of Daviess county, cultivated the farm as a truck garden for ten or more years.  He gave up his lease ten or twelve years ago.


All of the farm lies between Main Street and the river, and has a long frontage line on the river.  It contains thirty acres more or less; ten or twelve acres is subject o overflow.


Marshall & Alves get the whole tract except the house and lot, which lot is 100 by 200 feet.  This belongs to one of the heirs who does not care to sell at present.


The deeds have been forwarded for the requisite signatures and are due to arrive in the next day or two.   Pending the return of the deeds the Gleaner cannot give the consideration..


The significance of this sale of a body of land so conspicuously situated right in the city limits, cannot be overestimated so far as the future of Henderson is concerned.  For it passes out of the control of non-resident land owners, who are indifferent to the city’s growth and development, into the ownership of two of the most progressive and public spirited of Henderson’s successful business men.


Marshall & Alves will handle the Ruggles tract of land to their own profit and: incidentally, to the benefit and growth of the municipality.  This up to date firm are his grain dealers, big coal sellers, run a cooper shop, wherein can be turned out weekly one thousand barrels should the orders justify – they also run an electric saw, supply local contractors with sand, and have this year already shipped one hundred car loads of sand.  And a car contains from thirty to forty yards of sand.


Marshall & Alves provide employment for a goodly number of laborers.


Local Brevities

Jake Zimbro, Jr., returned home from Owensboro last night.


Walter Brashear left last night for Memphis, Tennessee.


The members of the Smith’s Mills Lodge, of Odd Fellows will give a big barbecue near that thriving village, Saturday July 29th.


Miss Amy Schlamp and her brother, Irving, of St. Louis, arrived in the city last night to visit Mr. and Mrs. John Schlamp on Second Street.


July 29, 1905


Negro Used Big Gun With Effect

Fired it at Darkey.  He didn’t Like Causing a Painful Wound in the Latter’s Leg

Arthur Wilson, commonly known as “Kitty” Wilson, a darkey shot and painfully wounded Lewis Finney in the leg last night.  The fight occurred on First Street between Alvasia Street and Chance alley.


Wilson claimed that he was walking along the Street when Pinney jolted him.  He says he turned to resent the insult and seeing Finney with a pistol in his hand drew his own weapon and fired.  The bullet struck Finney in the left leg just above the knee.


Wilson used a Colts’ revolver of 44 calibre.  The gun was of an ancient pattern and looked big enough to be classed as a cannon.  It is no small wonder that Finney’s leg was not torn off by the bullet, but it will be saved.


Patrolman Mc Hugh arrested Wilson at the corner of Second and Alvasia streets.  He was attempting to get away when the officer found him and broke into a run.  The patrolman got busy with his own revolver and the negro decided it was the better part of valor to surrender.  He will be charged with shooting with intent to kill.  Wilson has been in similar trouble several times.


Two Probably Killed in Wreck

At Jellico – Local freight No. 67 Jumps Tracks

Engine and Cars Roll Down Embankment

London Ky., July 28 – Local freight No. 67, north bound, was wrecked at Jellico tonight.  The engine and three cars jumped the track and rolled down a bank and turned completely over.


Engineer Joe Smith, o Knoxville, was badly scalded and may died.


Fireman J. C. brooks, of Knoxville, is missing and is supposed to be under the wreckage.


Two Police Court Trials

Sam Pruitt, colored, was arraigned in police court Friday and fined five dollars and costs for a breach of the peace.


On motion of the county attorney the charge of housebreaking against Will Cheaney, colored, was reduced to petit larceny, and his case was continued to Monday next.  Cheaney was first charged with breaking into the business house of C. M. Cabell, a colored undertaker, on Second Street.


County Court Notes

Real Estate Transfers

Clarence Martin and wife to J. W. Bodine, 54.97 acres of land; $4,000.


C. O. Silcott etc., to E. H. Edwards, lot on Alves Street; deed of exchanged.


Bettie P. Guerry to Mary A. Posey, interest in city lot; $50.


J. H. Connell and wife to R. B. Gass, three lots in Audubon; $463.


Georgie W. Harrington etc., to Laura Alice Stone, lot in city; $125.


James F. Clay etc. to Hattie V. Quinn; lot on Elm Street; $560.


J. F. Powell to James F. Mattingly, three tracts of land containing 233.06 acres; consideration $12,815.


Stewart D. Ruggles and others to Marshall & Alves, tract of land on Lower Main Street, west side Henderson, Ky’ consideration $3,000.


County Court Orders

The Union Bank and Trust company qualified as guardian of Jennett Jackson.


J. O. Beal qualified as notary public with L. M. Hall as his surety.


John L. Bolds of Union county, and Miss Bessie Fowler, of Henderson county.  Married in this city by Judge Hart.


Hopkins County Notes

E. G. Miller has rented for a number of years the building and fixtures in the hotel formerly known as the European Hotel, near the N. and N. depot at Madisonville, and will run a restaurant and hotel there.


A protracted meeting is in progress at Mt. Carmel church near White Plains.  Rev. Anthony Beachum is doing the preaching and Rev. Oakley, the pastor, is expected Sunday.


When the gates of the Great Hopkins County Fair are thrown open for the reception of the people next Tuesday morning they will have an opportunity of seeing as good a line of attractions as was ever witnessed at a county fair.


The Madisonville team defeated Earlington here Wednesday by the score of 6 to 1.  The game was full of good plays from start to finish and was cleanly and snappily played.  The batteries were McLemore and Ruby for Madisonville, Burton and Goodloe for Earlington.


Two farmers meetings have been arranged for and all day sessions will be held at each place.  The first one will be at the Pointer Pain school house between Nebo and Manitou, on Wednesday, August 9, and the other at Anton the day following.  Private John Allen and Hon. A. O. Stanley will be present and will address the meetings.  Other speakers will be there.


Union County Notes

Mary Woods, a middle aged colored woman, was overcome by a hemorrhage Wednesday afternoon at Uniontown while walking from the ferry boat to the bank above and falling to the ground died in a few minutes.


Union county teachers institute will convene at the court house in Morganfield August 21 to 25 inclusive.  Mr. A. C. Burton will be the instructor.


One of the hardest and most destructive rainfalls that has visited Union county within the memory of the oldest inhabitants fell last Friday.  As a result crops of all kinds have suffered greatly and in some sections have been entirely destroyed, especially in the low lands lying along the various creeks.


With the great Union county fair looming in the horizon only a trifle more than a week away all possible preparations for its success are being made.  Carpenters are putting in every nail needed for security and the whitewash artists are making the grounds a conspicuous and cleanly feature of the landscape.


Next Thursday a big picnic will be given at the fair grounds under the management of the Morganfield Masonic lodge.  Invitations have been sent to all the lodges of Union and to the nearby lodges in other counties.



Mrs. A. A. Pierce and children of Johnson City, Ill were in the city yesterday on their way to Sebree to visit Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Pierce.


Mrs. W. B. Eblin, of Robards, spent the day with Mrs. N. F. Cottingham yesterday.


Miss Mary Martin went to Owensboro yesterday to visit her aunt Mrs. G. W. Martin.


Mrs. W. B. Porter and children Miss Ellen and son John, of Atlanta, Ga., were in the city yesterday en route to Morganfield on a visit to friends.


Rev. T. C. Gebauer left yesterday for Bowling Green.


Mrs. Jay Hardy, of New Orleans, was in the city yesterday on her way to Owensboro.


Mrs. Mary P. Hardin, of Owensboro returned home yesterday after a visit to Mrs. Clay Elliott on Fifth Street.


Mrs. Ellen S. Anderson of Chicago, was in the city yesterday en route to a visit to friends at Morganfield.


Miss Alice Mc Neb, of Louisville, arrived in the city yesterday to visit Mrs. W. N. Schoene on Ingram Street.


W. M. Ramsey and little daughters Misses Jessie and Annie returned yesterday from a visit to relatives at Whitesville, Ky.


Mrs. J. W. Tatum, of Cloverport, arrived in the city yesterday to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Burns.


Mrs. Len Corbett and children, of DeKoven were in the city yesterday en route to Sebree to visit relatives.


Miss Frances Campbell, of Morganfield passed through the city yesterday en route to Louisville.


J. S. Crafton, of Zion was in the city yesterday.


Miss Mary Norris, of Corydon left yesterday for New York.


Mrs. Mary A. Hawkins, of Morganfield passed through the city yesterday on her way to Owensboro.


Mr. Robert H. Gossom, secretary of the U. M. C. A. at Sturgis, and his wife were in the city yesterday enroute to Louisville.


Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Hambleton and daughter, Miss Jeffie returned yesterday from a visit to relatives at Stanley.


Mrs. W. F. Christian and daughters Miss Lorena and Martha returned yesterday from Louisville.


L. R. Richards, of Morganfield was in the city yesterday.


Mrs. Charles Watkins, of Uniontown was in the city yesterday enroute home from Louisville.


Misses Nannie and Mattie Smith returned yesterday from a visit to friends at Hopkinsville.


Miss Edith Stolzy, of Hopkinsville, arrived in the city yesterday to visit her sister Mrs. C. G. Howe.


Miss Eula Roberts, of Morganfield and Mrs. Luther Hancock went to Corydon yesterday.


Mrs. Fred M. Gobin and son Lonnie and Mrs. Bud Hughlett went to Dixie yesterday to visit relatives.


Mr. and Mrs. Eugene walker and son Master Morris went to Corydon yesterday to visit Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Denton for a few days.


Miss Ora Townsend, of Dixon is visiting her brother Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Townsend on Green Street.


Dr. J. P. Campbell made a business trip up the Henderson Route yesterday.


Miss Mattie O’Nan, of Sturgis passed through the city yesterday on her way home from Louisville.


Miss Mary D. Hopgood went to Morganfield yesterday to visit relatives.


A Sidney Link, of Dixon, was in the city yesterday.


E. C. Jurgensmeier returned yesterday from Marion.


John W. Lockett left for Dixon yesterday.


E. G. Mc Cormick, of Evansville, agents director for the New York Life Insurance Company was in the city yesterday the guest of his brother C. W. Mc Cormick.


Dr. Karan Frederick, of Owensboro returned home yesterday after an extended visit to Miss Carrie and Mabel Schlamp on Green Street.


Misses Elizabeth and Bertha Hagemenb, of Mt. Vernon, Ind., and Miss Margie Bicken, of Evansville, and Miss Margius Gage, of Peoria, Ill., arrived in the city yesterday to attend a house party to be given by the Misses Klee on Main Street.


George Cavanan, of Sebree was in the city yesterday on business.


A. L. Racener, Secretary and General Manager of the United Typewriter Company of Evansville, was in the city yesterday on business.


C. B. Mattingly and C. L. Miles, of Owensboro were in the city yesterday.


Misses Annie May and Hattie Hancock, of Waverly were in the city yesterday.


Mrs. T. L. Thomasson, of Onton, Ky., returned home yesterday after a visit to her mother Mrs. Mary Brooks.


Mrs. Joe K. Lockett and daughter little Miss Margaret and Mrs. Maggie Bennett left yesterday for a two weeks stay at Cerulean Springs.


John Graham of Dekoven was in the city yesterday on business.


Mrs. Ed Melton and children returned yesterday from a visit to relatives at Reeds.


J. H. Toy, of Sturgis was in the city yesterday on business.


W. I. Gobin and daughter Miss Minnie, of Dekoven returned home yesterday after a visit to his brother Thomas Gobin.


Mrs. J. L. Jones, of Sturgis returned home yesterday after a visit to relatives in the city.


Albert Lieber left yesterday for Dawson springs.


A. L. Redford, of Morganfield was in the city yesterday.


W. P. Grobes, of Sebree was in the city yesterday on business.


Miss Jessie Aldrich, of Mt. Vernon, Ind., returned home yesterday after an extended visit to Mrs. Henry Robinson on Alves Street.


J. W. Beal went to Mt. Vernon, Indiana yesterday on business.


Barn and Stock Ruined By Fire

J. T. Hancock, of Near Corydon, Loses Several Thousand Dollars Worth of Property

A large stock barn on the farm of J. Thomas Hancock, two miles west of Corydon, was destroyed by fire yesterday morning about 4 o’clock.  The building was ignited by a bolt of lightning during the storm that was in progress at the time.  Besides the valuable building three fine horses, one mule and a lot of hay, and corn were consumed by the flames.


The total loss is estimated at $2,500.  Mr. Hancock was carrying some insurance on the building, but the amount is not known.  The insurance will not cover the loss.


Mr. Hancock was awakened by the flames and regardless of the storm, ran to the burning building in his night clothes.  In trying to remove the horses from the building and extinguish the flames he exhausted himself and has been very ill ever since.  Only a few years ago Mr. Hancock lost another fine stock barn on the same spot of ground upon which the fire occurred yesterday morning.


The cause of the first fire was never known but was supposed to have been the result of incendiaries.


Neighbors Have Fight

S. S. Buckley and Sherman Bowman, residents of Short Sixth Street, engaged in a neighborhood fight last night near their homes.  Buckley suffered a badly bruised face.  He swore out a warrant for Bowman charging him with breach of the peace.


Given Full Way

Paducah, Ky., July 28 – The gang of thieves operating in Paducah mystifies the police.  Fifty residences have been entered and robbed while families were in the dining room at meals.  The screens were cut in the home of L. M. Rieke, and the thieves took $14 and jewelry while the family was at the noonday meal.


A clever girl thief, fourteen years old, asked to stop at the home of James Wooldridge until the rain stopped.  She entered into a game of hide and seek with the little Wooldridge girl and stole a purse containing $17 and all the jewelry she could find.  She has not been caught.


Webster County Notes

Mrs. Moss Byrum died at her home near Providence Saturday night.  The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. W. Love Sunday afternoon in the Methodist church.


Mr. James Moore, of the civil engineering force of the L. & N. was at Providence this week looking after the work on the Providence Coal Company’s switch.


Mrs. Otho Fowler and Miss Bettye Coffman were quietly married at the home of the bride’s parents, in Slaughtersville.  Mr. and Mrs. L. O. Coffman Tuesday afternoon at three o’clock.  Rev. J. W. Love, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church South officiated.


Sebree home talented presented “A White Lie” at the court house in Dixon Wednesday night and the play was witnessed by a large crowd from Sebree, Providence, Lisman, Dixon and other points.  The amateurs made a great his and all came away highly delighted with the performance.


The Webster County Teachers’ Institute convened at Dixon Monday and has been in session all week.  A large crowd of teachers has been in attendance and we learn that it has been a very interesting and instructive meeting.  Prof. Charles Evans, of Marion, one of the most able and popular educators in the state has been in charge.


Mrs. Fannie Russell was fined at Sebree on the charge of violating the local option law in the selling of “booze.”


Mrs. Isabel Majors, a highly respected lady of Sebree, died of consumption.


Poole, Ky., July 28 – Mrs. C. R. Melton, representing the White Mann Grocery Co., of Henderson, was here Monday.


Miss Eugenia Adams, of Tilden, is visiting her aunt, Mrs. William Thornsberry.


The protracted meeting in progress here at the Missionary Baptist church is having a large attendance at both day and night services.  Several have professed religion and the Christian people are greatly revived.


Miss Nealie Adams, of Tilden, is visiting Mrs. Ed Bridwell.


Quite a number of our farmers suffered from the heavy rains last week.  About half of the tobacco in the section was drowned or damaged to a great extent.


Pathetic Career of Doctor Briggs

Downfall of One of South’s Greatest Orators

Arrested and Jailed in Memphis

Rev. George Waverly Briggs, arrested on a charge of larceny, the charged changed to lunacy, a scene in court, and final dismissal says the Owensboro Messenger.


This was the sad story that came from Memphis yesterday.  It grieved more than surprised the people of Owensboro, who have more or less familiar with Dr. Brigg’s habits in recent years.


The story from Memphis is that Dr. Briggs, who has been recently an inmate of the James sanitarium for drunkards and persons addicted to the opium habit, was arrested on the charge of stealing a pistol from the room of J. K. Adams, in the sanitarium, and selling it.  He left a note in the room stating that he had taken the pistol and would return it in a few days.  It was learned that he sold the weapon to a saloon keeper and bought whisky and morphine.


A warrant was sworn out for him and he was arrested and placed in jail.  When he was brought into court for trial the charge of larceny was dismissed and one of lunacy preferred, the judge concluding from the prisoner’s conduct that he must be insane.  Immediately he became violent, declaring that he was not a lunatic, or if he was all those in the court room were also insane and should go to the asylum with him.


After an examination of the witnesses the judge, however, concluded to dismiss the case, and this poor menial and physical derelict was returned to the sanitarium.


Dr. Briggs was until a few years ago one of the most brilliant pulpit orators of the Southwest.  He held several important appointments as a Methodist pastor in Baltimore, in Texas, at Owensboro, Paducah and Memphis.  He stayed in Owensboro four years during the late nineties, and afterward four years at Paducah.  He had many warm admirers outside of his own devoted congregations.  There was never any doubt that he was a sincere Christian gentleman, but in early life he seemed to have developed a passion, at times uncontrollable, for liquor and morphine.


The Messenger knew of his weakness before he came to Owensboro.  Its reporters during his stay here frequently saw him, late at night, going muffled and with a slouch hat drawn down over his face, to the back door of saloons for whisky.  He could not enter the saloons, but knocking on a back door he would hand in his money and call for a bottle of whisky.  His favorite place of patronage was Pete Zinsz’s place.  He would approach it through the little alley at the side of the Rudd House.  This was when the terrible craving for drink would overcome this brilliant man.  But the Messenger’s reporters were under instructions never to write or talk of this.  Even the bartenders did not for a long time know the identity of the mysterious visitors, so well was he generally disguised.


At times, Mr. Briggs would go away on lecturing tours and sometimes he would come home in bad condition.  Once or twice officers of his church hearing that he was in a bad way, would go after him and bring him home.  But all this was kept quiet, for nobody ever believed he was anything but a good man, notwithstanding his weakness.


He went from Owensboro to Paducah, where the people, irrespective of church, likewise admired him.  Strange to say, the secret of his terrible thirst did not follow him there.  He seemed to do better in Paducah, and not until near the end of the fourth year were there whispers in Paducah that his conduct was not always exemplary.  But finally the presiding elder of the Paducah district filed charges of dissipation against him.  By this time he was morphine more than whisky he craved.  The presiding elder produced evidence of frequent purchases of the drug at the Paducah drug stores.  But the committee before whom he was tried, after haring the evidence of Mrs. Briggs, refused to condemn him.


However, after that Dr. Briggs engaged in a fight with a boarding house keeper, who he though had abused his children, and stabbed him with a pen knife.  He was indicted, but the case was never tried.


He never afterward had a charge.  He made a scant living for awhile lecturing, but his dissipation grew notorious, and for two or three years has been an open scandal.  He has grown steadily worse until now he is a mental as well as a physical wreck.  Could there be a sadder story?


Local Brevities

W. L. Labry returned last night from a trip in the eastern part of the state.


James R. Barret has sold his lambs from his upper farm to J. P. Cox, the butcher at 5 ½ cents.


The condition of Mr. Charles F. Nosworthy was reported last evening as somewhat improved.


Miss May O’Nan is expected to return home today from a visit to her sister Mrs. Charles C. Warner of Louisville.


A fine eight pound girl arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Varden on Adams Street last Wednesday.  Mrs. Varden was formerly Miss Minnie Henshaw.


Mrs. C. G. Nelson and children, of Hot Springs. Ark., left last night for Memphis, Tenn., after a visit to relatives of the county.  She was accompanied by her sister Miss Ruth Blake.


Henry P. Barrett sold six thousand bushels of corn to A. Waller & Company a few days ago, which is now being delivered at the company’s granary in this city.  The price paid was 52 cents per bushel.


July 30, 1905


Aged Woman Found Dead In Bed


Georgetown, Ky., July 29 – Miss Maggie Story, Germantown’s oldest native, was found dead in bed this morning.  She died of heart failure at the age of 86.  Among her closest relatives were Mesdames Fannie Barber and Kate Spears, of Louisville.


Kills Himself Standing Before A Mirror

Springfield, Ky. July 29 – James J. Baker committed suicide at his home near Greensburg by shooting himself through the brain with an old cap and ball pistol.  He took a mirror to the barn with him, and hung it up so that he could see where he was placing the pistol.  He was a wealthy man about sixty years of age and a widower.


Alleged Killing On Beefhide Creek

Owingsville, Ky., July 29

In the mountains on Beefhide creek, Leslie county, Henry Vancouver and John Mullens fought because Vanover charged Mullens with having informed a revenue officer of their business, and Vanover is alleged to have stabbed Mullens to death.


Kentucky Negro Makes Haul At Terre Haute

Henry Langstron, a Negro From This City Behind the Bars for Stealing

Terre Haute, In. July 29 – Henry Langstron, arrested yesterday on suspicion of larceny is proving a good catch.  A search at his room, 123 North Third Street, yesterday brought to light twelve full sets of harness, several bridles and two saddles besides a new suit case full of fine clothes.  All of these things, it is believed have been stolen and James Redmon, a livery man has identified some of the harness.


Langstron came from Henderson, Ky., a short time ago, and the rest of the stuff it is believed he brought from there.  His case was continued for a week to enable the officers to probe deeper into his past and he was remanded to jail in default of $200 bond.


George Mullen Gets Off Easy In Court

Found Not Guilty and Booze Imbiber Ordered to Vamoose the Town

George Mullin, charged with a breach of the peace committed at Carlisle’s livery stable, on Second Street, July 11, was tried before Judge Walker yesterday afternoon.  Richard Jones charged with the same offense, committed at the same time and place, was also give a hearing.  Both parties were found not guilty.


Thomas Scott, a white man employed on the steamer Joe Fowler, was arrested Friday evening on the charge of a plain drunk and given his freedom yesterday on condition that he should make himself scarce within the city limits from now henceforth.



John H. Schlamp is critically ill at his home on the Corydon road just below the city.  He is afflicted with consumption of the bowels.


Mrs. Emily Elam is critically ill at Wilsons’.  Her age is eighty one years.


Woman Shot To Death At Guthrie

Mrs. C. J. Luster, Wife of Telephone Manager, Found Dead On Floor


Body was Found in Her Room With Bullet Hole in Her Side –Her Husband is Missing

Guthrie, Ky., July 29 – the dead body of Mrs. C. J. Luster, the wife of the manager of the Cumberland Telephone Company here, and a daughter of Mr. Hill, of the Hill Trunk Manufacturing Company, of Nashville, was found dead in her home here this morning with a bullet wound in her side.  Her husband is missing, and every effort is being made to locate him.


Mr. and Mrs. Lester had lived here for the past eight or ten y ears and were very prominent socially, while Mr. Luster stood high in business circles.


The last time that they were seen together was on Thursday evening, when they were on their front veranda.


There was no evidence of a struggle in the house, and the discovery of the dead body was not made until some of the employes of the telephone company, alarmed by the absence of Mr. Luster from the office, forced an entrance into the house.


Will Gibson was Landed Last Night

By Officers Rodman and Beckham

Wanted in Court on Several Charges

Will Gibson, an old offender, was arrested last night by Officers Rodman and Beckham while on his way out of the city.  He is wanted in police court on several charges.  One of the warrants against him was sworn out by Nancy Scott, charging him with breach of the peace.  Another warrant charged him with a like offense was sworn out by Christ Brenner, Gibson’s father in law.  Both offenses were committed several months ago, and the officers have been on the lookout for Gibson every since.  Officers Rodman, Mc Hugh and Hoy located him somewhere in Audubon immediately after the first offense was committed, but he thought it best to give “leg bail” and proceeded to act accordingly with success.  Officer Mc Hugh chased Gibson as far as Weaverton, but gave up the chase when he reached the Madisonville road.  Gibson will be arraigned in police court Monday afternoon.

Society Notes

Reception Last Monday

One of the most notable social events of the week was the reception given Monday morning by Mesdames Robert Soaper and William H. Soaper in honor of Miss Marianna Sneed who was married Wednesday to Mr. James Ewing Rankin, Jr.


Mrs. Soaper was assisted in receiving by Mrs. Lester Baldwin, of New York; Mrs. W. H. Soaper, Miss Marianna Sneed, Mrs. S. K. Sneed and Mrs. Thomas Soaper, of Chicago.


The spacious rooms were elaborately decorated with cut flowers and the delightfully cool weather added much to the pleasure of the morning.  In the center of the dining table was a huge bowl of white phlox – the color scheme in this room being yellow and white.


Mrs. Alfred Harness and Miss Kate Sneed presided at the table and were assisted in serving the guests by Misses Susie Starling, Kate Atkinson and Annie Soaper.


There were about a hundred and fifty guests who called during the morning, many lingering past the prescribed hour loath to leave such pleasant environments.


Subscription Dance at Park


On Monday evening the young men gave a subscription dance at the pavilion in Atkinson Park in honor of the visiting girls.  A fortunate cool wave had swept over the neck of the woods and everybody entered into the spirit of the dance with a zest that is incompatible with warm weather.  Huhlein’s orchestra furnished the music.


Linen Shower Given by Miss Rankin

On Tuesday morning Miss Eddie Rankin entertained with a linen shower in honor of Miss Marianna Sneed.  A large basket lined with yellow and tied with a large yellow bow, was used as a receptacle for the gifts which were afterwards opened by the bride for the delectation of the guests.  A book was provided in which each guest was asked to express some sentiment for the welfare of the bride and will be treasured by her as a souvenir of the occasion.


The house was prettily decorated and delightful refreshments were served.


Entertained For Miss Aileene Herr

On Tuesday morning Miss Lucy Powell entertained in honor of Miss Irma Williams and her guests Miss Aileene Marshall Herr, of Louisville, and Miss Mary Lewis, of Owensboro, at the home of Mrs. Adam Rankin on Green Street.


The cool wave was giving a brief respite to sweltering humanity and in this spacious colonial home there was no suggestion of a mid-summer day.


Large clusters of sun-flowers and golden-glow artistically arranged with asparagus, gave a touch of color and the breeze laden with the scent of summer blossoms, added to the comfort of the guests.


At the conclusion of a number of interesting games of euchre Mrs. Carl Schlamp, Miss Ada Crutcher and Miss Mary Lewis were found to have the largest scores.  In the cut, the prize, a beautiful pastel, fell to Mrs. Schlamps’ lot.


All of the guests cut for the consolation prize, a dainty gold pin, which was presented to Miss Mary Berry.


Delightful refreshments were served the yellow color scheme being carried out in every detail.


Sneed- Rankin Wedding

On Wednesday morning at the residence of the bride, “Terrace Hill,” Miss Marianna Soaper Sneed and Mr. James Ewing Rankin, Jr., were married at a quarter to seven o’clock, the Rev. M. Rose, of the Episcopal church, officiating.


Owing to a recent bereavement in Mr. Rankin’s family the wedding was a very quiet one being limited to the immediate families.


The impressive Episcopal ceremony was used at the conclusion of which the bride and groom knelt for the benediction.


The decorations were white and green, the mantel in the parlor, before which the young couple stood being banked in hydrangeas and phlox with a background of green.


The bride’s costume was a blue silk going away gown with hat to match, and after receiving congratulations, the bride and groom, the groom’s father, Mr. James E. Rankin, and Mr. and Mrs. Getz, left on the seven forty north-bound train for Chicago.  From there Mr. and Mrs. Rankin will go East for a month, going first to Newport where they will be the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Gibbs.


There was a wedding register, a beautiful bound white volume in which the guests at the wedding subscribed their names.


The wedding presents, which were numerous and of unusual elegance, were displayed in the library.


Those who were in attendance at the ceremony were Mr. and Mrs. S. K. Sneed, Mr. and Mrs. Starling Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. William H. Soaper, Miss Kate Sneed, Mr. Stephen Sneed, Jr., Mr. James E. Rankin, Mr. and Mrs. George Getz, Mr. R. H. Soaper, Mr. Harry Soaper, Mrs. Thomas Soaper, Mr. and Mrs. William Soaper, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Soaper, Misses Fannie and Bettie Alves, Mrs. William T. Barret, Mr. James R. Barret, Mr. John H. Barret, Rev. and Mrs. L. W. Rose and little Misses Nancy Crockett and Marianna Sneed Soaper, the little diminutive Miss being carried by her mother Mrs. William H. Soaper.


After the bridal party had left breakfast was served the only guests being Mr. and Mrs. Starling Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. William H. Soaper and Messrs. Richard and Harry Soaper.


Mrs. Ezra C. Ward Entertains

On Wednesday Mrs. Ezra C. Ward very delightfully entertained in honor of Miss Irma Williams and her guests, Misses Herr and Lewis, at a morning card party.


The weather was perfect and the guests enjoyed to the fullest a number of interesting games at the conclusion of which Miss Bessie Ward and Miss Aileene Herr were found to have the highest scores.  Miss Ward was graciously declined to cut for the prize and Miss Herr received as a souvenir,  a dainty sterling silver vanity case.


A tempting two course luncheon was served which completed one of the most delightful entertainments of the summer.


Mrs. Ward’s guests were:  Misses Aileene Herr, Mary Lewis, Irma Williams, Rosa Rudy, Sarah Beverly, Hattie Powell, Bessie Ward, Virginia Lockette, Lucy Powell, Augusta Mc Cormick, Ellen Worsham, Mary Berry, Julia Rudy, Mary King; Mesdames J. B. Norment, Joe K. Lockett, J. D. Johnson and W. W. Williams.


Entertained for Mrs. Baldwin

Mrs. Henry Pendleton Barret entertained at luncheon on Friday in honor of Mrs. Lester Baldwin of New York.


The table was decorated with a large bowl of white hydrangeas with green ribbon and vines artistically arranged.


Mrs. Barret’s guests were:  Mesdames Lester Baldwin, of New York; J. W. Heddens, of St. Joe, Mo; David Clark, of Clarksville; James Lambert Jr; Charles Dallam Campbell Johnson, Cabell Moseley, Augusta Barret; Misses Annie Rankin, Ella Nosworthy, Annie Soaper, Kate Atkinson, Christie Clark, Susie Starling and Kate Sneed.


In Honor of Miss Ellen Worsham

On Wednesday evening Mr. and Mrs. Will H. Weaver entertained a few of the young people in honor of Miss Ellen Worsham, of Terre Haute, Indiana.


The young gentleman were required to propose to each young lady in turn, the ladies to vote, by secret ballot, for the most ardent suitor.  Mr. Charles Alves received the largest number of votes and was awarded the price.


Dainty refreshments were served .


Those present were:  Misses Ellen Worsham, Phoe and Clara Lambert, Francis Riley, MARY berry; Messrs, Charles Alves, Harvey Mc Clellan, Strachan Barret, Hickman Lockett, Herbert Robertson and Albert Weaver, of Louisville.


Entertained for Miss Lowenstein

Miss Catherine Milner entertained Wednesday afternoon at her home on Elm Street in honor  of Miss Elsie Lowenstein, of Nashville, Tenn.


The young people indulged in a variety of games at the conclusion of which delightful refreshments were served.


The out of town guests were Misses Elsie Lowenstein, Esther and Rachel Rosenblatt, of Hawesville, Ky., and Bertha Kilbert, of Evansville.


The home guests were: Misses Josie Loeb, Barbara Mayer, Edna Lieber, Adeline Jensen, Mollie and Libbie Milner; Messrs, Louis Geibel, Alfred Kraver, Carl Mayer, Hugo Weiner and Arthur Loeb.


Dance at Liederkranz

Mr. Oliver Allen gave a very enjoyable dance last week at Liederkranz Hall in honor of Miss Georgia Sours.


Those present were:  Misses Georgia Sours, Zilpah and Nellie Quinn, Lizzie Towler, Edna Hughlett, Mary Hughlett, Katherine Green, Lilly Kimptom, Emma Kockritz, Bessie and Lucy Weiner; Messrs. Oliver Allen, Ben Fowler, Walter Mart, Charles Dannacher, Eddie Grisham, Virge Taylor, -- Taylor, Chester Crawley, Ed Wishell, Clyde Delvin and Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Evans.


Entertained For Mrs. Baldwin

Mr. and Mrs. Clint Elliott entertained at six o’clock dinner on Wednesday evening in honor of Mrs. Lester Baldwin, of New York.


Mrs. Elliott’s guests were: Mrs. Lester Baldwin, Mr. and Mrs. William H. Soaper, Miss Annie Soaper and Mr. John Atkinson.


In Honor of Miss Sneed

Miss Susie Starling entertained a few friends in honor of Miss Marianna Sneed on Monday afternoon.


Bridge whist was the form of diversion, and after serving interesting rubbers, a tempting lunch was served.


Those present were:  Mesdames A. O. Stanley, Lester Baldwin, of New York; Starling Thompson, Harry Thixton, Henry Barret, Campbell Johnson, Hamilton Stites; Misses Marianna Sneed, Mary Rankin, Fannie Elliott and Annie Soaper.


Entertained For Mrs. C. H. Kleiderer

Miss Bertha Eckert entertained at the home of her sister, Mrs. Will Schlamp, on Tuesday afternoon in honor of her sister, Mrs. C. H. Kleiderer, of Evansville, Ind.


There was an interesting literary contest in which Miss Elizabeth Bierschen won the prize.  Mrs. Henry Kleymeyer of Evansville, received the visitor’s prize and Mrs. Jake Zimbro the consolation prize.


Mrs. Frank Eckert, assisted by little Misses Rosalie Schlamp and Roberta Kleiderer, presided at the punch bowl.


The house was tastefully decorated with potted plants and cut flowers, the dining room being particularly attractive in pink and white, the color scheme being carried out in the refreshments.


Those who enjoyed Miss Eckert’s hospitality were:  Mesdames C. H. Kleiderer and H. B. Kleymyer, of Evansville; John W. Geibel, Fred C. Geibel, John Schlamp, Phillip Schlamp, Andrew Callender, Henry Vogel, Talbot Kockritz, Gottlieb Andrews, T. C. Gebauer, Jake Zimbro, Herman Unverzagt, Robert Fowler, Frank Eckert, Fret Klutey, Jr., George Orr, Frank Buchholz, John Tower, Elizabeth Mart, Emma Mc Clanahn; Misses Emma Buchholz, Elizabeth Bierschenk, Louise Frey, Lena Frey and Minnie Kleymeyer.


Entertained For Miss Rosenfield

Mr. and Mrs. Sam B. Mayer and Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Rosenfield entertained very delightfully Wednesday evening in honor of Miss Lina Rosenfield, of Columbia, Ky.


After the guests had assembled at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Mayer they were invited to the recently vacated home of Mr. Morris Baldauf on First Street which had been tastefully decorated for the occasion, and the entire lower floor was used for dancing.


Japanese lanterns were used effectively for decorating and lighting the lawn.


Delightful refreshments were served and altogether it was a most charming and unique entertainment.


Miss Oberdorfer’s House Party

Miss Fannie Oberdorfer is entertaining a house party with Misses Birdie and Clemmie Wolf, or Owensboro, and Miss Bessie Ichenhauer, of Evansville as her guests.


On Thursday evening a number of Miss Oberdorfer’s friends surprised her by gathering in a body, and the evening was delightfully spent in social intercourse with an attractive musical programme furnished by Miss Ichenhauser who is very talented.


Entertained at Lawn Party

Miss Louise Steffy was hostess to about twenty six couple of her young friends on Friday evening, July 28, at a lawn party in honor of Miss Marie Smith, of Evansville, Ind., who has been her guest for some time.


The lawn was beautifully illuminated with electric lights and Japanese lanterns.


Refreshments served on the lawn made the scene one to be remembered.  The favors being miniature Japanese fans and parasols.


Birthday Surprise Party

A Pleasant surprise party was given to Mrs. Bena Connell at her pleasant home on Clark Street, by her many friends in honor of her thirty eighth birthday.


A sumptuous dinner was served at four o’clock to the following named guests.


Mesdames George Schaeffer, John Fitzpatrick, George Delvin, Ed Steffon, George Schoepflin, Jacob Bonenberger, Carrie Schertz, Conrad Schertz, Joe Wuersch and mother, Charles Unverzagt, Martin Steffon, Mary A. Kennett, Louis Harte, Theodore Wiggers, Albert Feix; Mr. Otis Cusich and Mrs. Will Hoffman, of Louisville; Misses Irene Adcock, Lillie Kempton and Julia Connell.


Fair Hop at Madisonville

The following invitations have been received here:  “You are invited to attend the twenty-third annual fair hop to be give at Madisonville, Ky., August 3, 1905.


The Madisonville fair hop has become on of the widest known dances give in this end of the state.  A large crowd is expected among which there will be a great many charming visitors.


Miss Aileene Herr, of Louisville and Miss Mary Lewis of Owensboro, will leave Monday  morning for Owensboro, after a visit to Miss Irma Williams.  Miss Williams and brother, Mr. Charles Williams, will leave at the same time for Boston, Stopping en route at Niagara Falls.


Mr. W. W. William, Dr. Boaz, Mr. Arthur Meade Williams and W. W. Williams, Jr., are expected home today from a ten day fishing trip to Rochester, Ky.


Mr. and Mrs. Harry Thixton, of Birmingham, Ala., who have been visiting relatives here for several weeks, will return home the first of the week.



Mrs. Nellie Kuhn, of Princeton, Indiana arrived in the city yesterday and is visiting Mrs. Tilden Stone, on Fourth Street.


J. C. Cruz, of Lexington, Ky., was in the city yesterday.


H. B. Carrico, of Sturgis, was in the city yesterday on business.


H. C. Mason went to Morganfield yesterday to spend Sunday with his parents.


Mrs. Frank W. Nunn and son, Master Mark, of Marion, Ky., were in the city yesterday en route home from a visit to relatives at Niagara.


Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Johnson and little daughter, Zula, of Corydon were in the city yesterday the guests of Mrs. John Yungbecker on Second Street.


Edwin Mills, of Morganfield, was in the city yesterday.


Aaron Wailer went to Morganfield yesterday.


Miss Bertha Everitt of Sebree, is visiting Rev. E. Mc Collom and family on the Corydon pike.


Miss Mary Haskins, of Evansville, returned home yesterday after a visit to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Haskins of Utley.


Mrs. Ed Lucas, of Howell, Ind., is visiting her sister, Mrs. H. B. Jones, on Adams Street.


Mrs. W. B. Armendt and sister, Miss Mertie, of Owensboro, returned home yesterday after an extended visit to Mrs. C. F. Kleidere on green Street.


Miss Mary Kellner returned yesterday from Bloomington, Ind.


Rev. R. E. C. Lawson left yesterday for Louisville.


Miss Hattie Galloway left yesterday for St. Louis.


Mrs. William Marshall and son left yesterday for Lakeland to visit Dr. and Mrs. M. H. Yeaman.


Miss Josie Smith left yesterday for Chicago.


Miss Elizabeth Green, of Morganfield, arrived in the city yesterday from Louisville to visit Miss Marianna Reigler.


E. C. Vance, of Hawesville, was in the city yesterday.


Harry S. Mann left this morning for Waukesha and Chicago.


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


Mrs. L. E. Karcher, of Shawneetown, Ill, passed through the city yesterday en route to Evansville to visit friends.


John W. Lockett returned yesterday from Dixon.


W. T. Drury, of Morganfield, was in the city yesterday.


C. W. Mc Elroy, of Morganfield arrived yesterday to spend Sunday with friends.


Mrs. J. W. Chanee and daughter, Miss Ethel, of Evansville, passed through the city yesterday en route home from a visit to friends at Uniontown.


B. X. Morris made a business trip up the Henderson route yesterday.


R. L. Cinnamond, of Spottsville, returned home yesterday.


Mrs. P. G. Eblen, of Baker City, Oregon, is visiting her son, Mr. and Mrs. B. W. Eblen.


Mrs. Sue Boyle went to Evansville yesterday to visit her daughter, Miss Augusta Boyle.


Miss Edna Denton returned home yesterday after a visit to friends in the city.


Elmer Holman, of Carmi, Ill., is visiting his aunt, Mrs. Henry Hays, of Coraville, Ky.


Fred Cox, of Robards, was in the city yesterday on business.


Miss Emily Elliott went to Madisonville yesterday to visit Miss Helen Givens.


S. H. Thompson made a business trip down the L. & N. yesterday.


Miss Laura Pressley, of Corydon, was in the city yesterday the guest of Mrs. William Kane, while en route to Sebree.


W. G. Turpin went to Sebree yesterday.


O. W. Wilson and son, Bryon, of Spottsville, were in the city yesterday.


Prof. V. Falisia, of St. Marys, Ky., was in the city yesterday, the guest of Marion Gabe.


Miss Sallie V. Taylor, of Louisville, is visiting Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Hicks of the county.


Mr. and Mrs. O. M. Cobb and children went to Wrightsburg, Ky., yesterday to visit relatives.


Prof. Frank E. Jones, of Spottsville, was in the city yesterday.


Little Miss Drucilla Lightfoot returned yesterday from an extended visit to relatives in Mc Lean county.


Mrs. Sarah Hunter, of Hopkinsville, was in the city yesterday on her way home.


Rev. W. W. Williams, of Leitchfield, Ky., was in the city yesterday on his way to Zion.


Miss Mary Day, of Spottsville, was in the city yesterday on her way home from Dixon, Ky., where she has been attending the Webster county Teachers Institute.


Miss Laura Harris of Sebree, passed through the city yesterday en route to Corydon.


Mrs. E. O. Chappel and little son, Ivy, of Charleston, Ky., and Mrs. R. Riggs, of Madisonville were in the city yesterday on their way home from a visit to Mrs. Riggs parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lancaster, of Lodiburg, Ky.


John W. Denton, of Cairo, was in the city yesterday on business.


Misses Alice and Barbara Burch, of Gossett, Ill, were in the city yesterday on their way home from a visit to their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Keeper, of Geneva.


A. L. Smith, of Zion, was in the city yesterday.


Mr. and Mrs. Ray R. delving went to Mr. Vernon, Ind., yesterday to visit relatives.


L. B. Eblen returned from Robards yesterday.


Ernest Claytor, of Madisonville, was in the city yesterday.


Mrs. W. O. Haynes, of Morganfield, was in the city yesterday, the guest of Mrs. M. C. Givens, while en route to Sebree Springs.


David Lehman, of Lexington, is visiting Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Bennett.


Mrs. Nora Spann and children went to Sebree yesterday to visit relatives.


Dave Browning of Owensboro, was in the city yesterday on his way home from Providence, Ky.


G. W. Watkins, J. T. Hicks and A. S. Crafton, of the county, will leave Monday for a month’s stay in the West.  They will attend the Lewis and Clark Exposition at Portland, Ore., and Mr. Crafton will visit his sons, Walter and Stewart Crafton, at Ontario, Ore., before returning home.


Mr. and Mrs. Thomas S. Slack and son, Master Hulet, of Uniontown, were in the city yesterday from a visit to relatives in the county.


Mrs. J. S. Montague and children returned yesterday from Sebree Springs.


Miss Bertha Uhl, of Evansville, returned home yesterday after a visit to Miss Hoffman, of the county.


Mr. and Mrs. W. E. McGraw returned from Marion yesterday.


Miss Alice Dorsey left yesterday for Eddyville.


Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Humston, of Evansville, passed through the city yesterday en route to Dawson.


Miss Birdie Mc Govern, of Paducah, returned home yesterday after a visit to Miss Annie Loftus on Letcher Street.


Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Howard went to Robards yesterday to spend a few weeks with Mr. Howard’s parents Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Howard.


Mrs. Joe Thomasson went to Sebree yesterday to visit relatives.


Miss Myrtle Scott went to Kuttawa, Ky., yesterday to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Scott.


Walter Brashear returned yesterday from Memphis.


L. M. Hall, of Onton, Ky., was in the city yesterday on business.


Rev. B. F. Orr left  yesterday for Hanson.


Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Watson and little daughter, Miss Mary, went to Evansville yesterday to visit Mrs. Watson’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Shirel.


W.  J. Jones made a business trip down the I. C. Yesterday.


J. L. Horton returned from Owensboro yesterday.


Miss Annie Boone went to Evansville yesterday to visit her sister, Mrs. Elma Hather.


John W. Orr Died Saturday Morning

Well Know Carpenter Passes Away at Home After Short Illness

John W. Orr, an old and respected citizen of this city, died yesterday morning at 3 o’clock at his home on Cherry Street after a short illness.  He was born in Pendleton county, Ky., and moved to this city about fifteen years ago.  He died at the age of 53, leaving a wife and three children.


Mr. Orr was a carpenter by trade being a member of the Carpenter’s Union No. 851.  The funeral services will be held at the home this morning, at 10 o’clock, and the trades union to which he belongs will officiate.  He had a large acquaintance and many friends in the city an county.



Spottsville, Ky., July 29 – Last Sunday afternoon a heavy hail storm passed over the Mound Ridge neighborhood and though the area was small the destruction was complete.  Tobacco was beaten down and completely destroyed.


I understand that Dr. R. W. Dixon, of Baskett, is thinking of moving to our town.


Misses Lena Green Rhuie Hill and Bessie Green gave a picnic for their little friends at the “Island.”


Local Brevities

Hon. A. O. Stanley returned last night from Louisville.


Newman Payne, of Evansville, is spending Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Gip Johnson, on Madison Street.


Rev. R. H. Robertson, of Duquoin, Ill, will conduct a series of meetings at Baskett, beginning Monday night.


N. G. Lester, of Hebbardsville, was in the city yesterday and presented the Gleaner force with a basket of elegant pears.


S. S. Buckley and little daughter, Miss Carrie, went to Hopkinsville last night to visit her mother, Mrs. N. Buckley.


Mrs. H. W. Herndon and daughters, Misses Anna May and Wilda, returned last night from a two weeks’ visit at Grayson Springs.


City Attorney Ira M. Morris, of Malden, Mo., arrived in the city last night to spend Sunday with his aunt, Mrs. R. J. Mc Caslin, on South Holloway Street.


Mrs. Charles Meuth left on the steamer Reese Lee for her home at Newport, Ky., on Monday, after a three weeks visit at the home of Mr. Andrew Meuth near Smith’s Mill.


Miss Ethel Parker Lieber leaves soon for the East and will sojourn for six weeks at Atlantic City preparatory to attending the St. Mary’s School for the ensuing scholastic year.


An ice cream supper was given in the court house yard last night by the Y.M.C.A.  There was a large crowd in attendance.  The proceeds of the entertainment will be paid into the treasury of that institution.


Alfred Willy, employed by J. J. Spidel, the First Street plumber, accidentally stuck a large nail in the bottom of his foot yesterday while at work in the cellar of Hotel Henderson.  The injury was not serious, though very painful.


August 1, 1905


Whereabouts of Percy J. Luster

Of Guthrie, Kentucky Still Somewhat of a Mystery

Wife Was Shot and Killed

Guthrie, Ky., July 31 – Although no positive clew has been discovered as to the whereabouts of Percy J. Luster, whose wife was found murdered in their home, thorough search of the house has revealed two railroad guides of lines in Mexico and Canada, and it is the general belief here that he has started for one of those countries.


He could, it is believed, have easily gotten out of town without creating any comment, as he was accustomed to take an early train in going to Trenton where he had interests.


George C. Vane Acted Queerly

Cadet Surgeon of Regular Army Landed Here Sunday In Dopey Condition

Says it Was Given Him in Evansville

Attempts Suicide

Stuck Pins in His Head

George C. Vane, a cadet surgeon in the U. S. Army who gave his name as John C. Gordon, attempted to commit suicide in the city prison Sunday  morning by taking an opiate of some kind, and sticking pins into his head.  He belonged to a body of three hundred federal troops, that were on their way to Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia.  The troops were permitted to lay over at Evansville a short time to see their friends and relatives, and Vane strayed away from the main body and took the Jewel for Henderson.  He was in a drunken condition when he got of off the Jewel, and went to the La Rue – Johnson drug store.  Some one in the drug store noticed that he acted peculiarly and asked him what was wrong with him.  He replied that he was under the influence of a drug.  He claimed that he was drugged in Evansville where he arrived Saturday afternoon on the steamer Tell City.


The police department was notified of his presence in the city and his condition by Dr. Cyrus D. Graham, to whose office he had wandered.  When arrested, he had several pins sticking straight into his scalp and it was believed by the local officers that he had attempted to commit suicide.  After he was placed in the station house he succeeded in eluding the vigilance of the Officer Law and swallowed a dose of some drug.  Medical attention was given him and he talks rationally Monday, although he does not remember any of Sunday’s occurrences.


Gordon says that he has relatives in Mt. Vernon and that his mother formerly lived in Indiana, but removed from there several years since.  Fifteen cents was found in his pockets when searched, although he claims to have had considerable money, the loss of which he is unable to account for.


According to his statement he is a member of a hospital corps and has been stationed at various forts over the country.


It was afterwards learned that Vane’s home was in Dover, Delaware, and that he had been stationed at Jefferson barracks, at St. Louis.  He is also a yellow fever immune.


Vane left the city Monday afternoon, presumably to join his command.


Gobin Returns Home Sunday

He had Been Absent One Week

Wife and Boy Glad to See Him


The Former --- Motorman Tells of His Travels

Expects to Move From This City Quite Soon

“And the Cat came back.”  Fred M. Gobin, the missing motorman, likewise returned.  His return was almost as mysterious as his departure.  He came in Sunday afternoon about 2:30 o’clock and went to his home.


Although Gobin doesn’t have very much to say as to why he left home, still he told of his trip.  Among other things he stated that he expected to move away from the city with his family in a short time, but did not state to what point he would remove.


From Gobin’s story it appears that upon entering the water works park shortly before 2 o’clock Sunday a week ago, he walked towards the barbecue pit in Atkinson Park and on the park road met several people, all of him were strangers to him.  These he directed to take shelter from the storm in the dancing pavilion.  He remained under, the shed at the pit for a time, but before the rain ceased had started on his journey.  Walking through the park he gained an exit at the far end, passing the residence of James M. Stanley, saw him seated in front of the house, but did not bid him the time of day and so kept on until he reached the Illinois Central incline.  Obtaining passage from a boatman there, he crossed the river and walked to the outskirts of Evansville, where he boarded an Oak Hill car, alighting at Third and Main and walking towards the river.  This was shortly before 6 o’clock.  He had, at that time no intention of concealing his identify, but when he saw Shelby Hammon retraced his steps.


He went to the Central Hotel and registered under his true name and address and there spent the night.  The next morning he started out with Mr. Vernon as his destination and boarded a Howell car.  After leaving the car he walked several miles before meeting with C. W. Weir with whom he rode about nine miles.  At Howell he purchased a small telescope satchel and a suit of clothes.  When weir met him he had taken off his coat and placed it in the satchel, but still wore the uniform cap.


Mr. Weir took him as far as the Black Hawk mills and there Gobin met Walter Carson, from whom he engaged work and that afternoon entered upon his new duties.


Carson resides on the Louisville & Nashville road about five miles east of Mt. Vernon and about two miles north of the Mt. Vernon road.  He arrived at the Carson home about noon and that afternoon started in to work in the fields, the next morning beginning his regular labor, which was hauling brick from Mt. Vernon.


Five days and a half he worked there without learning that a search was being made for him, until he received a letter from his wife.  In the meantime he had a letter written to Superintendent K. R. Battin of the City Railway, requesting that the wages due him be paid to his wife.  That letter was written by the twelve year old daughter of Mr. Carson and the envelope was addressed by the mail carrier from whom the envelope was purchased.


Gobin made up his mind to return on the spur of the moment as he had left, and talking of the affair yesterday morning, said that from the start he regretted the step he had taken and would gladly have returned home.


He couldn’t tell just why he had left home.  “I guess I have been a queer genius all of my life.  When I was sixteen years old I left my home and remained away for six months, without any reason on earth.  My father was as good a man as ever lived; of course he’d give me a whipping every now and then, but I don’t suppose I got more than I deserved,  yet I left my home and parents and they never heard from me until I returned, having first ascertained in what manner I would be received.  All was forgiven and I remained there.”  Continuing to speak of his recent excursion, he said:  “Our home life was all right, and although we had little differences like most families, I was to blame, I suppose, and I had to come back because my conscience whipped me back.”


He expressed considerable surprise that so much interest was taken in his whereabouts and thought the suicide story a big joke.  He stated that while he made no effort to let any one know where he might be found, he could have been traced with very little effort.


Jumps From Car And Makes Escape

Bowling Green, Ky., July 31

William earl, a deserter from the Forty – seventh artillery, U.S.A. was arrested here Saturday by Constable V. M. Cox, who left that night with him for Fort Thomas.  At Verona Earl jumped from the train and escaped.  Earl enlisted here last October, but grew weary of army life and deserted.


Miss Minnie Baldauf

Miss Minnie Baldauf, of Henderson, will arrive in Louisville today to spend a week at Neighborhood house.


She will be given a reception on Monday evening from 8:30 to 10:30 o’clock at Neighborhood House, and all friends are cordially invited to attend without further invitation.


Miss Baldauf will leave September 1 for Cleveland, Ohio, to enter upon new duties.  COURIER JOURNAL



Rev. R. H . Robertson, former pastor of the Christian church, of this city and his little son, Robert Garvin, of Duquoin, Ill, were in the city yesterday visiting friends while enroute to Baskett to assist in a meeting.


Mrs. J. A. Kirtley and little daughter, Miss Lucile, of Birmingham, Ala., left for Hopkinsville yesterday after a visit to her mother, Mrs. Thomas Hall on First Street.


Mrs. Arch Dixon left for Louisville yesterday to visit her brother, John C. Herndon, who is reported as being seriously ill.


Little Louise Nevitt went to Owensboro yesterday to visit relatives.


Rev. W. A. Ward leaves Wednesday for St. Clair Flats, Mich., to spend a month of six weeks.


Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Houser went to Madisonville yesterday to visit relatives and attend the Hopkins county fair.


Marshal C. M. Biggs and J. F. Wright, of Sebree, were in the city yesterday on business.


Mrs. M. J. Clements, of Uniontown, and Mrs. J. C. Roberts, of Waverly, Ky., were in the city yesterday on their way to Owensboro to visit relatives.


Mr. and Mrs. Lud Bartlett went to Whitesville yesterday to visit relatives.


Mrs. J. W. Whedon, Sr. of Louisville, returned home yesterday after a visit to her son, J. W. Whedon, Jr., who is ill at the city sanitarium.


Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Privitt, of Shawneetown, Ill, were in the city Sunday, on their way to Madisonville.


Urey Woodson, editor of the Owensboro Messenger, was in the city yesterday on business.


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


Mr. and Mrs. Lee Sandefur and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sandefur, of Delaware, Ky., were in the city yesterday on their way home from Evansville, where they were married.


Rev. B. F. Orr returned from Hanson, Ky., yesterday.


Mrs. S. O. Nunn and children returned yesterday from the Rock House near Robards.


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


J. J. Stodghill and daughter, Miss Ada, of Morganfield, were in the city yesterday, enroute to Madisonville.


Mrs. W. R. Yates and little daughter of Sheridan, Ky., were in the city yesterday on their way to Helvington, Ky.


Mr. and Mrs. Augustus Brooks, of Robards, were in the city yesterday on their way to Ballard county to visit their daughter, Mrs. R. B. Carson.


Prof. And Mrs. Austin Woods and son, Master Austin, Jr., or Robards, passed through the city yesterday en route to Heber, Ark., to reside.


Mrs. Thomas L. Herbert, Jr., of Nashville, is visiting Mr. and Mrs. William Lockett and other relatives.


Little Miss Ida B. Robards went to Madisonville yesterday to visit her brother, Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Robards.


Miss Aileene Herr, of Louisville, and Miss Mary Lewis, of Owensboro, left for Owensboro yesterday after a visit to Miss Irma Williams on Main Street.


Mrs. Charles Alvey of Evansville and Mrs. N. C. Drury, of Morganfield, were guests of Mrs. Eugene Clark yesterday while enroute to Morganfield from Louisville.


Mr. and Mrs. George Shaneman, of Madisonville, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Walter C. Hall.


Miss Lottie Stith left Sunday for Dawson Springs.


Miss Bertha Hiser, of Hopkinsville, is visiting her sister, Mrs. J. T. Woosley on first Street.


Misses Margaret Hemp and Effie Bethel went to Evansville yesterday to spend the week with friends.


Mrs. Andy Winters and daughter, Miss Catherine, and son, Bernhardt, and Mrs. Louise Ames, of Owensboro, were the guests of Mrs. Phil Summers, of Weaverton yesterday.


E. C. Juergensmeier went to Marion yesterday.


Mrs. P. B. Wallace, of Evansville, spent the day with friends in the city yesterday.


Mrs. R. J. Mc Caslin went to Evansville yesterday to spend the week with Mesdames Henry B. Walton and P. B. Wallace.


Miss Flora Waller, who has been one of Henderson’s most popular visitors, and Ira B. Morris, of Malden, Mo., returned home yesterday after a visit to their aunt, Mrs. R. J. McCaslin on Holloway Street.


Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Clure, Jr., and child, returned yesterday from Sebree Springs.


Rev. Thomas Cummins left yesterday for an extended trip to Charlesvoix, Michigan, to met his wife and children.


R. C. Mc Farland and wife returned yesterday from Dawson Springs.


Mrs. C. B. Morton, of Greenwood, Miss., is visiting her sister, Mrs. Ernest Meyers, on Main Street.


Rev. W. W. Williams, of Leitchfield, was in the city yesterday.


Mrs. William Notter and son Ralph and Mrs. W. H. Robinson, of Mt. Vernon, Ind., returned home yesterday after a visit to William Notter at the city sanitarium.


W. J. Jones went to Madisonville yesterday.


J. F. Hite returned from Owensboro yesterday.


Willis Walden of Baskett, was in the city enroute to Hopkinsville.


Mrs. W. E. Newbolt and children, of Hartford, Ky., were in the city yesterday enroute to Shawneetown, Ill, to visit relatives.


Dr. Cecil V. Cook left yesterday for Chicago to attend the University of Chicago during August.


Judge Joe Stirman of Owensboro, was in the city yesterday.


Mrs. C. C. Givens and daughters, Misses Catherine and Elizabeth, of Madisonville, arrived in the city yesterday from Owensboro to visit Mr. and Mrs. George D. Givens.


Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Mc Graw left for Marion yesterday.


John W. Lockett went to Morganfield yesterday.


George Gibson went to Corydon yesterday.


Charles Yonts returned to Chicago yesterday after a visit to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Yonts.


Misses Mary and Lucy Nunn returned yesterday from an extended trip to Sebree.


U. S. Duncan of Louisville, State Secretary of the Y.M.C.A. returned home yesterday after spending Sunday with Secretary Darter.


Miss Nellie Gray Davis returned yesterday from a visit to her aunt, Mrs. Shelton of Sebree.


Mrs. Sudie Mitchell of Corydon, was in the city yesterday enroute home from Spottsville.


Mr. and Mrs. Morris V. Denton of Robards, spent the day in the city yesterday.


Mrs. H. C. Kleymeyer and children of Evansville, returned home yesterday after a visit to H. Kleymeyer and family.


Mrs. Fred Denton returned from Robards yesterday.


Rev. T. V. Mc Caul, of Providence, was in the city yesterday on his way to Deatsville, Ky.


Mr. and Mrs. Alvie Ellis and children, of Henshaw, Ky., left yesterday for Slaughtersville after a visit to Mrs. Ellis’ Mother, Mrs. Kate Pressley, on Powell Street.


H. K. Smith, of Sebree, was in the city yesterday.


Mrs. G. R. Turner and daughter, Miss Mary, of Boardley, Ky., are guests of Mrs. Ada Walker, on Powell Street.


Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Cobb and children returned from Onton yesterday.


Mr. and Mrs. Joe Higdon and their visitors, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Clifford, of Texas, left Sunday for Dawson springs.


Miss Bettie Crafton, of the county, returned yesterday from Owensboro, accompanied by Miss George Skillman who will visit her for a few weeks.


William Odes Brown, of Russellville returned home yesterday after a visit to his brother, Mr. and Mrs. Claude T. brown on Washington Street.


Misses Lora and Florabel Riley, of Owensboro, returned home Sunday after a visit to Mr. and Mrs. James Kerr on Green Street.


Little Miss Louise Farnsworth went to Sebree Sunday to visit friends.


Dave McFarland went to Beech Grove Sunday.


Miss Annie Laurie Helfenstein, of Springfield, Mo., who has been visiting Dr. H. W. Edwards and wife for the past month, will leave for her home today.  Miss Helfenstein’s Henderson friends part with her very regretfully and will warmly welcome her return at any time.


Misses Hallie Rodman and Annie Gibson left for Evansville yesterday to attend a house party given by Miss Josephine Flood on Washington Avenue.


W. C. Dyer, city editor of the Gleaner, is visiting his mother, Mrs. M. E. Dyer in Decatur, Ill.


Notes From The Court House Hill

Three Suits Filed in Circuit Court

County Court Orders

Several Real Estate Transfers


Sallie Thompson filed suit in circuit court yesterday against Hugh Drury.  The petition alleges that the defendant has in his possession one diamond ring owned by plaintiff, and asks that distress warrant be issued.


S. Cimini sues the L. & N. R. R. for $75.  The petition alleges that the defendant damaged said plaintiff in delaying certain fruits shipped from Milan, Tenn.


The Farmers Bank and Trust Co., sued A. S. Below, Sylvester Pike, Jacob Zimbro, Sr. and Jacob Zimbro, Jr., on a promissory note of $200.


County Court Orders

Mrs. M. E. Martin was released of taxes on one house and lot valued at $300.


J. G. Bryan was released of poll tax erroneously assessed.



R. E. Nicholson, gardener, of Evansville, Ind., age twenty-three, to Mrs. Mary Withrow age twenty-two also of Evansville.


Real Estate Transfers

Master Commissioner S. A. Young to Ola Denton; deed of division.


H. D. McClure and wife to Mrs. N. A. Holliday, tract of land near Cairo; consideration $1,000 and one house and lot in the town of Dixie.


R. F. Holiday and wife to H. D. McClure one house and lot in the town of Dixie.


Death of Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Roberts’ Infant Son

Last Sunday of Brain trouble

Funeral From Mr. A. G. Roberts’ residence Monday

Allen Goodman, the seven months old son of Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Roberts, of Charlottesville, Va. Died Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Roberts on center Street.  The death was the result of brain trouble.


The child’s father is a graduate of the University of Virginia Law School, and had brought his family here to visit his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Roberts.


The funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Roberts residence.  Rev. Thomas Cummins of the First Presbyterian church, conducted the services.  The pall bearers were: J. R. Barret, G. M. Alves, J. L. Dorsey and A. J. Worsham.


The bereaved parents have the sincere sympathy of many friends.


Several Cases In Police Court

Many of Them Continued

Several Held Over in Commonwealth

Cases to Grand Jury

The case of the Commonwealth against Hugh Drury, charged with petit larceny, was continued till August 2nd.


Will Stone, charged with highway robbery, committed Saturday night, was held to await the action of the September grand jury.  Stone is accused of holding up Albert Brown, frank Gudgell and Harry Gudgell Saturday night on Home Allen near the City Sanitarium.


The cases of S. S. Buckley and Sherman Bowman, charged with a breach of the peace committed Friday last were set down for trial August 2nd.


The case of Buck Stites, colored, charged with disturbing the peace, was dismissed by the court.


The cases of Will Gibson, charged with breach of the peace in two cases, was continued until Friday, August 11th, and the case of Ishmael Gibson, charged with a like offense, was dismissed.


The cases of the Commonwealth against Watson Cheaney and George Crenshaw, colored were continued, until August 2nd.


Killed By Kick In Stomach

Cloverport, Ky., July 31  - W. O. Thomas, part owner of a large rock quarry below town, died this morning as a result of being kicked in the stomach, it is alleged, by one of his employes, Charles Pate.  Thomas was sixty years old and lived at Cannelton.


Society Notes

Mrs. Augusta Barret last evening gave a delightful birthday party to her son, Master John Barret, on the lawn of her father’s Mr. John H. Barret’s residence on Elm and Powell streets.  The occasion was in honor of Master John’s ninth birthday.  The lawn was profusely and artistically illuminated with Japanese lanterns.  The young folks spent a most pleasant evening.


Among the enjoyable affairs of the week is a house party at present being given by the Misses Klee on Main Street.  The young people who are being most delightfully entertained are Misses Margie Bicking, of Evansville, Ind., Majorie Gage, Peoria, Ill.; Elizabeth and Bertha Hageman, Mt. Vernon, Ind., Messrs. Grover and Frank Keck and Gilbert Templeton, of Mt. Vernon, Ind.


Old Grudge Causes Killing

Owingsville, Ky. July3 1 – Because of hard feeling extending over a period of several years, Grant Ross and E. Mays, of Sturgeon creek, Lee county, fought.  Ross was shot four times and mortally wounded.  Mays escaped.


Special Term of Court

Russellville, Ky., July31 – A special term of the Logan circuit court has been called to meet August 23 to try the remaining three men charged with criminally assaulting Miss Mary Gladder in the county some time ago.


John Sacra, the first one of the four to be tried was sentenced to be hanged, and his day was set for August 25, 1905, but he has appealed his case.


Fire Near Zion

Last night about 19:30 o’clock there was a fire on or near the Zion pike a few miles from town, apparently in the neighborhood of W. A. Drake’s farm.  No information was obtainable over the telephone as to the details.



Caught Napping In Court House Yard

Pat Kelly, who was resting his weary head and heavy load of “jaglets” on the green grass of the court house hill, was placed in the shelter of the city fold last night by Officers Hoy and Caton.


Shooting AT Caneyville

Leitchfield, Ky., July 31, -

At Caneyville, last night, George Holden, colored, sixteen years old, shot and badly wounded his brother in law, Will Sullinger, who was beating his wife, a sister of Holden.  The boy is in jail here.  Sullinger’s death is expected momentarily.


To The Memory Of Mandie Lee Parker

Mandie Lee Parker was born in Henderson county, Ky., September 6th, 1875.  When she was eleven years old her father S. D. Lee moved to Ballard county and that county was her home until her death.


She claimed Christ as her Savior at the sage of fifteen and joined the M. E. Church South, and lived a consistent Christian until her death, which was July 22n,d 1905.  Mandie was of a sunny, joyous disposition and carried sunshine in her heart for all whom she associated with.


She leaves a husband, G. C. Parker, whom she married five y ears ago and a darling little blue eyes girl of three summers, both of whom she so dearly loved, to mourn for her, besides her parents and brothers and sisters.


When she came to her old home to see her parents she always brought such a happy greeting for all.  But right when all was sunshine and happiness God called her and she went “over the river” and Oh! our hearts are so sad, and with streaming eyes we took her and laid her beside her sister whom she had helped lay away in the churchyard a few years before; but weep not father and mother, brothers and sisters, do not grieve, dear husband, look up to the Savior and smile, it will not be long until she greets us again, but the next meeting we will go to her, and Oh! what a happy greeting for us, and though we weep now, we weep not as the world weeps for we have a hope anchored within the veil which is sure and by the eye of faith we can look and see Mandie’s hand among the beckoning hands of all the redeemed which will call for us until we are all at last safely housed in that haven of rest.  Asking God’s mercy on all of us, I am,                A SISTER


Nine Year Old Boy Fatally Hurt

Ferdinand Becker Jr., Knocked Down and Run Over By a Wagon Loaded With Hay

Ferdinand Becker, Jr., the nine year old son of Ferdinand Becker, of Tell City , Ind. While visiting his aunt, Mrs. W. E. Williams, of this city, was accidentally knocked down and run over last evening by a wagon loaded with hay and probably fatally injured.  He was thrown to the ground and the wheels passed over his chest.  He is not expected to recover, though the physicians were unable to learn just what his injuries were as he was injured internally.


Cuff Buttons Were Stolen at Louisville

Albert Lieber Has Quite an Experience With Thief

Cuff Buttons were Returned

Albert Lieber, the Main Street merchant, had quite an experience in Louisville Sunday.  He had been visiting his father, Mr. Phillip Lieber, and was preparing to leave for home.  An Expressman was telephoned for to take his trunk to the station.  A negro expressman answered the call and took the trunk to the place as directed.  Mr. Lieber missed a pair of diamond set cuff buttons and immediately preferred charges against the expressman who was arrested.  The expressman returned the valuables and, Mr. Lieber not having time to stay and prosecute the case, the defendant was discharged.


Archibald Hatchett Appointed Deputy

Circuit Clerk in the Office of Wynn G. Mosely

Is Quite a Capable Young Man

Archibald Hatchett, of Niagara, has been appointed a deputy circuit clerk by Circuit Clerk Wynn G. Mosely, and will be sworn in today.  Mt. Hatchett is a capable young man and will enter upon the duties of his office well recommended.  He is the son of J. T. Hatchett.


Local Brevities

Mrs. Cora C. Soaper is visiting Mr. and Mrs. William Soaper.


J. E. Sparks, of Dixon, was in the city last night from Owensboro.


T. H. Melton, of Poole, Ky., was in the city last night from Louisville.


Mt. And Mrs. C. F. Gloystein returned last night from an extended trip in the North and West.


Frank H. Delker, who underwent an operation in Cincinnati two weeks ago, is improving rapidly.


City Marshal Posey Bailey was taken very ill yesterday morning.  He is confined to his bed but is expected to recover in a short time.


Henderson apples are going to Cincinnati.  Davis and Toomey sold a car load yesterday by wire to the big fruit firm of J. J. Curran and Co.


Miss Louise Berry, of Memphis Tenn., arrived in the city Sunday to spend the remainder of the summer with Mr. and  Mrs. William Soaper on Upper Main Street.


The old Carlisle livery stable on Second between Main and Water is being overhauled and repaired.  The walls will be run up six feet and the new roof will be that much higher than the old one.  Mr. Callis from Sebree will occupy the building about the first of September.



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