Spottsville, Ky August 10. - The bodies of Engineer Walter Reidel, of an unknown woman wearing male apparel, and a tramp umbrella mender, were taken from the wreck in Green River. The search for the body of Wallace Lishen, the fireman who lost his life in the disaster, continues. The remains of Reidel were taken to Cloverport, where they were buried yesterday.
Died At Hopkinsville
The Remains of Mrs J.W. O'Bryan Brought Here and Interred In City Cemetery
The remains of Mrs J.W. O'Bryan whose death occurred at the Hopkinsville asylum last Thursday evening were brought here Friday afternoon and interred in the City Cemetery. Mrs O’Bryan was formerly Miss Anna Lee Blanton, daughter of the late E. Lee Blanton, and was one of Princeton’s brightest young ladies. After the death of her father she went to Dawson to live with her uncle. On February 26 1890, she was married in this city at the Southern Presbyterian church to J. W. O’Bryan of Dawson. Two children, a girl and boy were torn unto them. Their home was bright and cheerful, and happiness reigned until the young wife’s mind became impaired. The funeral took place from the Southern Presbyterian church, Friday afternoon and was conducted by Rev. R.W. Morehead and Rev. V.P. Merritt.
August 19, 1904
Killed By Horse
John Cantrell, the negro who was kicked by a horse at the Tennessee Rolling Mills last
Wednesday morning died here Friday night. Had had gone to the Tennessee river to wait on a fishing party
composed of several of our young men. The horse belonged to Frank Cash
Death at Eddyville
Lal James, one of the best known men in Livingston county, died Sunday evening at his home in Eddyville,
from the infirmities of old age. The deceased was 78 years old. About three weeks ago his wife died and
sorrow is supposed to have rushed his life to an end. His children are all grown. Bartley James, of Evansville,
formerly of Paducah, was a brother. Mr James at one time was a well known traveling salesman
Beneath Heavy Pole
J. Ed Greenway Meets Sudden Death At Hardin - Widow Survives Him.
J. Ed Greenway was killed at Hardin, Marshall county, Tuesday morning. A telephone pole fell and caught him,
with fatal results. Greenway was foreman of the Marshall county telephone company of Benton.
While at work superintending the raising of poles near Hardin Tuesday morning, one of them got away from the men and fell.
Before Mr Greenway could dodge the pole struck him. He lived but a few minutes. J. Ed Greenway was about thirty years
of age. He was born at Rock Point, Marshall county. For several years he was one of the best known newspaper men in
Western Kentucky. He was quite a noted correspondent, his articles being known for their wit. The dead man had been in
telephone service for the past year or two. Greenway was well known in Paducah. He married Miss Mollie Jeffrey, a
popular young lady of the South Side, just six months ago. -- Paducah News Democrat Mr Greenway formerly lived in
Princeton and was employed by the telephone company. While here he made many friends who will regret to hear of his
A prominent Young Man of Lamasco Died Last Sunday of Typhoid Fever
The death last Sunday of young Judson Jackson, of Lamasco, was quite a shock to his many friends.
He had only been ill two weeks with typhoid fever. He was about twenty-four years old and was one of the best
young men in that section of Lyon county and was a son of J.M. Jackson, a prominent farmer and highly respected
citizen. His remains were laid to rest Monday afternoon in the Parker grave yard near Lamasco in the presence of a
large crowd of friends and relatives.
God is not respect of person. He claims the young and strong as well as the old. Sunday night at twelve O'clock at
his father's home at Lamasco surrounded by loved ones, Mr Judson Jackson died of typhoid fever. Judson as every
one called him, was a bright happy promising young man of twenty-four years of that sunny disposition that wins so
many loved ones and friends. Besides father, mother, sister and brothers, an aged grandmother and other relatives he
leaves a host mourning friends. His oldest brother, who lives in Little Rock, Ark, was summoned to his bedside but
death waits for no man. Before he reached home his dear brother was buried. The burial took place Monday afternoon
at the Parker burying ground near Lamasco in the presence of a large crowd. Dear mourning ones let this tie bind you
nearer to Heaven where the departed one waits for you, for he can not come back, but you can go to him.
May God bless and comfort the bereaved family is the prayers of the writer.
September 9, 1904
Mrs Mart Hopper Dead
Wednesday evening about four O'clock at the home of her brother, William Smith, Mrs Mart Hopper died after a long illness.
She had the measles early last spring, which settled on her lungs. From that date up to her death she suffered a great deal.
Besides her husband and children, she leaves many relatives and friends to mourn her death. Her remains were laid to rest
yesterday morning at the Hardy graveyard at Lewistown.
The special venue of seventh five men summoned from the county left yesterday morning for Cadiz. Out of the seventy
five a jury will be selected to try Lawrence Willis charged with assassinating his uncle, Lieut. Johnson.
Well Known Here Died Last Friday At His Home in Russellville
Last Friday evening the sad news was received here by Maj. J.B. Tyler to the effect that his son in law William Donoven,
had died at his home in Russellville, of a dropsical affection at 2 o'clock. Mr Tyler left Friday night via Hopkinsville for
Russellville to attend the funeral and burial. Mr Donoven was well known here having married Miss Odie Tyler several
years ago. Up to the time of his marriage he traveled in this territory and was well liked. He leaves a wife and our
children to mourn his death besides a host of friends and relatives.
Mrs Zed A. Bennett Dead
Many were the moist eyes and tremulous voices in Marion Tuesday, afternoon when it became known that Melville Genn,
wife of Supt. Z.A. Bennett, of Smithland was dead. Marion was not prepared for the shock as her death
was altogether unexpected and indeed very few people except her immediate friends knew of her illness.
She died at 1 o'clock at her home in Smithland after an attack of typhoid malarial fever. Mrs Bennett was only
21 years old and it was only two short years ago she was led to the altar to become a bride.
She was a young woman of attractive personality and charm of manner and was much beloved in the city where
she grew to womanhood. the funeral was held at New Bethel, Lyon county church and 1 o’clock Wednesday
and was conducted by Eld. Miller of Fredonia. Mrs Bennett was a member of the Baptist church and when a resident
here took a deep interest in church affairs and was organist of the Baptist church here and a leader in all musical and
religious matters. Her mother and husband have the sympathy of the community in their bereavement. -
September 16, 1904
Former Princetonian Dead
Thomas Kersey, an estimable citizen of Morganfield, died Saturday at his home in that city of heart failure.
Mr Kersey was formerly a citizen of Princeton, having lived her some eighteen or twenty years ago.
A Caldwell County Boy meets Death Under Car Wheels at Dell Rapids South Dakota.
Last week the sad news was received her by his sister, Mrs Will Stegar, that Robert Easley had been killed at Dell Rapid,
S.D. but nothing definite could be learned in time for last week’s Leader. Since that time however, we have come in
possession of the facts. On the morning of September 5, about 1:30 o’clock while running over the top of the box cars
and in stepping from a low car to a higher one, he made a short step and fell between the wheels of the train which resulted
in his death. He was connected with the U.M. and St. P. Railway in the capacity of a brakeman.
He was running out of Sioux City, Ia. and on reaching Dell Rapids, S.D., his train crew had to do some switching.
His body was taken charge of by Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen No. 247, of Sioux City, Iowa.
He was a member of the Spokane, Washington Lodge No. 307. C.J. Keane and S.E. Rogers of Sioux City Lodge R.R. T
No 217, accompanied his remains to Fredonia, Friday. His remains was interred at New Bethel Saturday.
Young Easley was a son of Mr and Mrs T.E. Easley, of near Fredonia and was twenty nine years old.
He left home in 1894 for the West and entered the railway services. He carried insurance to the amount of
$1,300 which was made payable to his mother. Robert Easley was a clever young man and we understand
was quite popular in western railway circles. He was well known in Princeton and had a large number of
friends both here and at Fredonia, who regretted very much to learn of his untimely death. The Leader extends its
deepest sympathy for the bereaved parents in this, their sad loss.
Rev. O.J. Cole, of Cadiz, was here Wednesday enroute from Water Valley, where he attended the funeral and
burial of his father, Mr J.V. Cole. He was one of Graves county's most highly respected citizens and an ex
Died At Sturgis
The little thirteen month old child of Fran Brown, died last Sunday evening at Sturgis and was brought here Monday for burial.
Mr Brown formerly lived in Princeton and his friends sympathize with him in his bereavement.
Died In a Crib
A stranger by the name of Bruce W. Brookey, and about 50 years of age, was found dead in the corn crib of
William Dearing's rear Scottsburg last Friday morning. Esq. Ed Lester viewed his body and from letters found
on his person indicated that he was a minister, but of what denomination Mr Lester was unable to determine.
A small tobacco sack containing $2.25 was also found on his person.
Drank Coal Oil
As the result of drinking coal oil, a little negro child of John Marcum of this city, died Monday. John Marcum had gone
to Crider Sunday to attend the burial of frank Nichols, the negro, who was killed Friday night.
The child was placed on the floor and in crawling around the house got hold of the coal oil and drank a quantity of it.
Miss Willis Acquitted
Mrs Bessie Willis was acquitted last Friday at Cadiz on the charge of complicity in the murder of her brother, Lieutenant
W.B. Johnston, on the night of March 1, 1903. She is the mother of Lawrence Willis who has been tried twice by jury,
the first time resulting in a life sentence and the second time a hung jury. Besides Mrs Willis, Lewis Willis and James
Williams were also indicted for complicity in the murder of Johnston. Lawrence Willis, whose trial was to be taken place
at this term of Trigg circuit court, was continued to the February term.
Charles G. Dodds
One of Caldwell's Best Young Men Passes To The Great Beyond After Long Illness
The death of Charles Giles Dodds at his home, near Crider, last Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock was received here with much
sorrow by his many friends. His death was not unexpected, as he had been in wretched health for several years.
There was not a better liked or more deserving young man in Caldwell county than Charles Dodds, and his friends were
numbered by his acquaintances. He was in his twenty-sixth year and leaves a wife and a little daughter besides his parents
and three brothers to mourn his death.
Died at his home near Crider, September 16, 1904. He was born May 5th, 1878, in Caldwell county, Kentucky, being
the second son of W.F. and Georgia Dodds. The 19th of December 1900, he was united in marriage to Miss Cora Nabb,
two children were born to them, one being left to the care and for the comfort of the bereaved mother and disconsolate wife.
Charlie Dodds became a member of the White Sulphur Spring Baptist church in his 16th year, being baptized
September 8, 1893. He continued a member there until death came to sever the relations.
He lived an upright Christian life and died in the faith after having been sorely afflicted for about two years.
May the kind Heavenly father be truly the God of all comfort to the sorrowing wife and parents is the prayer of their many
friends. Funeral services were conducted by R.W. Morehead at White Sulphur Spring church which were attended by a
large number of the relatives and friends of the deceased. The graves were decorated by kind hands, with a rich profusion
of beautiful flowers.
James Gale Dead
News was received from last week from Pokesdown Eng. by E.H. Daniel to the effect that James Gale, of that place had
died January 11, 1904. Mr Gale was at one time a citizen of Prince on and was a member of the firm of Gale & Blount,
well remembered by Princeton’s older citizens. Mr Gale and Mr Daniels were close friends and after Mr Gale went to
England they kept in touch with each other by exchanging newspapers. Mr Daniel on failing to get the paper from
Pokesdown, came to the conclusion that something had gone wrong with his old friend and several weeks ago, called H.M.
Jones who was also a friend of Mr Gale’s at his store and told him that he believed their friend Gale was dead and that he
was going to write and find out something about him. Mr Daniel was not mistaken in his belief and he received a letter from
the postmaster at Pokesdown giving the above information.
Good Man Gone
George Catlett, Prominent Citizen and Policitican Died Last Friday Morning at Eddyville
The death of George Catlett at Eddyville last Friday morning removes from Lyon county one of its best and most prominent
citizens, who of all times had the best interest at heart for the upbuilding of his home county and town. For many years,
Mr Catlett was a citizen of Princeton and conducted a dry goods business during his residence here.
He was well liked for his cleverness and upright business methods. In 1898, when the new prison law went into effect the
Prinson Commissioners in selecting officers for the state prisons he was selected clerk of the branch penitentiary at Eddyville
which place he filled up to his death. He was very prominent in state politics and was a true and tried Democrat.
Mr Catlett was born in Lyon county, Kentucky, December 9, 1859, and on december 7, 1886 was married to
Miss Sallie Powell, daughter of the late W.S. Powell. At the time of Mr Catlett’s death the County Fair was only half over,
but it was unanimously decided to discontinue the meeting to show honor to the dead and the hundreds who came to the
gates on the third day, ignorant of the passing of the dark spirit, when told that death had taken the presiding officer of the
association, went away not complaining over the closing of the fair, but lamenting the visit of the death angel.
Frank Nichols A Negro Man Attracted From His Home Friday Night and Killed
Last Friday night at his home near Crider, Frank Nichols, colored was attracted from his house and assasinated.
Early Monday morning while Bob Asher, also colored was engaged in some work at a barn in the Crider neighborhood,
Frank Nichols made his appearance and called for him and as he started out of the door Frank loaded a leveled a shot
gun at him and said that he had come to kill him but before he had time to shoot Bob jumped behind the barn door.
As Frank entered the barn Bob grabbed him and succeeded in taking the gun away from hin but in the scuffle had his fingers
badley bitten. After the fight Asher came uptown and gave himself up and had a warrant issued for Nichols.
The trial was set for Friday and came up for hearing before Esq. W.C. Rucker. That aftwerward both Nichols and Asher
were fined for breach of the peace, the former was assessed twenty-five dollars and the cost and the latter ten dollars
and the cost. Before the trial Asher had packed up his household effects and shiped them to Cairo, Ill, where he intended
to go after the trial. That evening he bought tickets for himself and family for Cairo, but did not go, remaining in Princeton.
In the mean time Nichols went to his home reaching there after dark. While putting up his horse his wife heard some one
walking around the house. Shortly after he returned from the stable some one threw a rock or something against the house.
He went out in the yard and in a few seconds the report of a shot gun was heard by his wife, but strange to say, she never
gave the alarm or attempted to get him in the house. Esq. W.C. Rucker was called to Crider Saturday morning and held an
inquest. Saturday morning shortly after daylight Sheriff Wylie Jones noticed Bob Asher passing his house coming into town.
A few minuttes later he received a telephone message from Crider to the effect that Frank Nichols had been killed.
He went to the depot and arrested Asher just as he was boarding the train for Cairo, and placed him in jail.
As Nichols was killed between the time Asher was seen to leave Princeton in the direction of crider and his return,
circumstantial evidence is very strong against him. His examining trial is set for today.
Departed this life September 18, 1904, in the 77th year of his age, after several weeks of excessive suffering.
Having a few years ago married Miss Elizabeth Craig, who was his third wife, he lived after the marriage at the
old house of the craig family up to his death. Besides this wife, he leaves six children, (his second wife's who was an Easley),
namely, Mrs Robbie Guess, Mrs Frankie Rhorer, and one other daughter living near Gracey, and three sons,
Thomas, of this county, Henry and Dr. Lee Dorroh, both of California. Mr Dorroh, was born and reared in Lyon county,
Kentucky, near New Bethel Baptist church, which church he joined about forty years ago, remaining a member there up to
his death. He was a good man, faithful in all the relations of life. He was buried in White Sulphur Springs Cemetery after short
services conducted by his former pastor, R.W. Morehad.
September 30, 1904
Drowned at Cairo
Joe Roberts, of Clinton, was drowned in the Ohio River at Cairo Tuesday. His body was found and carried to Clinton for
burial. He was an electrician and well known in Princeton.
David O. Colston Dead
Former Congressman David G. Colston, of the Eleventh district died at Middlesboro last Tuesday night at 8 o'clock.
Col. Colson was one of the best known republicans in the state. At the outset of the Spanish-American war he was
appointed as a Major and afterwards commissioned to organize the fourth Kentucky regiment. During the encampment
of his regiment at Aniston, Ala, he got into trouble with Lieut. Etherbert Scott, also of Kentucky, and was shot in the right
hand which totally paralized the member and rendered it useless. In 1900 he and Scott met in the capitol hotel lobby
during the stormy legislature and engaged in a pistol duel. As a result Scott and two other men were killed outright by Colston.
Dr. T.M. Hill, of Louisville, will have charge of the Princeton painless dental parlors, which will be over Eldred and
Company hardware store, next to First National Bank. Dr. Hill is a clever and experienced dentist and will make a specialty
of crown and bridge work.
Causes The Death of Mrs A.C. Wesson Last Thursday Evening
Last Thursday evening at 7:30 o’clock Mrs A.C. Wesson succumbed to an attack of paralysis received shortly after
6 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs C.L. Smith. About one year ago she was stricken with paralysis and was unable
to withstand the second stroke. Her death was received throughout the city with universal regret, as she was well liked by all
who knew her. Mrs Wesson was in her 64th year and had resided in Princeton for quite a number of years, having moved
here from Como, Miss. She was a consistant member of the Baptist church and always took a great interest in church affairs.
She was the mother of Mrs J.D. Leech and Mrs C.L. Smith, of this city. Mrs Nellie Wright and Messrs M.W. and I.G.
Wesson, of Como, Miss. The funeral services were conducted at the baptist church Friday afternoon by Rev. R.W.
Morehead, after which her remains were taken to Como, Miss for interment.
Mrs Lucy Quisenberry Died in This City Sunday Night Of Typhoid Fever
Shortly after 12 o’clock Sunday night at the home of her son in law, F.A. Howard, in this city, Mrs Lucy Quisenberry died
of typhoid fever after an illness of three weeks. Mrs Quisenberry was one of the county’s oldest and most highly respected
citizens and her death is regretted very much by all her friends and acquaintences. She was in her eighty second year, and
had lived in caldwell county since early childhood moving here with her parents from Bourborn county when only four yers old.
Before her marriage Mrs Quisenberry was a Miss McConnell and was a sister of old Uncle Charlie McConnell, who departed
this life a few months ago. She was the last member of a large and prominent family. Mrs Quisenberry was a charter member
of the harmony Baptist church and will be greatly missed by the congregation of the church. Up to a few years ago she took
an active interest in church work and was every ready to do something for the cause of Christ. Several children survies her,
who are, Mrs James Thompson and Mrs Steve Wilbourn, of Brownwood, Tex, Mrs C.C. Terry and Mrs F.A. Howard,
of this city and Mrs Ida Terry, of Cobb, C.F. and J.W. Quisenberry, of Brownwood, Tex and J.T. Quisenbery, of Cobb.
Her remains were laid to rest Monday afternoon in the Quisenberry grave yard near Harmony.
Mrs Robert Wheatley
A Former Caldwell County Lady Passes Away in Texas After A Long Illness.
Mrs Robert Wheatley, formerly of this city died at her home near Wolff city, in Hut county, texas of consumption,
September 22 at age 67 years. Mrs Wheatley moved to texas with her husband almost two years ago.
Five children and a husband survive her. The children are: Mrs James George, Mrs L. Lamb, Mrs James Gregston,
Mrs Rube Stevens, and James Wheatley. She was a sister of Messrs, J.D. and William C Meek and Miss Nannie Meek.
The news of her death was a great shock to her many friends in Princeton and Caldwell county.
The family have the sympathy of a large circle of friends.
James D. Creasey a Confedeate veteran and a member of the Jim Pearce Bivouac departed this life August 29, 1904.
He was born in Bedford county, Tenn, October 4, 1832 and in May 1861 enlisted in Captain Webb’s company,
Storms regiment, Forest’s brigade. He was in many of the hard fought battles between the north and south, and
remained in the Confederate army until the close of the war. He then married the daughter of reuben Curry, and
moved to this site settling on Piney Creek, in this county where he has resided every since as a farmer.
He leaves a wife and four children to mourn his loss, who have the sympathy of the Jim Pearce camp, and every
Confederate soldier in this section as proof of which the Jim Peace camp met on the 17th of September 1904 and
ordered his obituary to be written and published by a committe which names are undersigned.
(too dim to read)
Mrs A.C. Wesson departed this life at the residence of her son in law C.L. Smith September 22, 1904. She was born in
Palola county, Miss, November 9th 1849. About fifteen years ago when moved with her two daughters to Princeton.
October 14, 1904
Ed Keeling Dead
Ed Keeling, well known here, died at his home in St. Charles Sunday evening after a short illness of typhoid fever.
Before leaving the county he resided at Hopson, and his many friends in that neighborhood regret his death very much.
He was about thirty-two years of age.
A Highly Respected and Prominent Citizen of Lamasco Died Last Friday
The news of the death of dr. J.M. Lester at his home near Lamasco, was received here by his many friends with much sorrow.
The cause of his death was due to kidney trouble. Dr. Lester up to a few years ago was a physical of Caldwell county and
lived in the Harmony country. After moving to Lamasco he gave up the practice of medicine.
He was a brother of Mrs Adelia Rucker and Samuel Lester and besides them he leaves a wife, one daughter, two sons a
host of relatives to mourn his death. His funeral which was conducted at the Otter Pond Baptist church Saturday by
Rev. Charles Gregston was largely attended. His remains were laid to rest in the church graveyard.
Rev. James M. Scott
The Venerable Methodist Minister And Father Of S.S. Scott, Died At Fulton Sunday
Rev. James M. Scott, of Fulton, died last Sunday evening. He was the father of S.S. Scott, well known in this city.
The Paduacah News-Democrat of Monday contained the following account of his life and death. "Death removed from
our midst last night one of the most lovable and honored characters. This person was Rev. James M. Scott, the venerable
Methodist minister. The Master claimed his own shortly after seven o'clock last night and Rev. Scott was called to the
great reward that has been awaiting him for many years. He died peacefully proclaiming the words and gospel of his maker
and with the sentence, "I am resting on the arm of the Lord," he entered into the peaceful sleep to wake no more on this earth,
a sleep that comes to us all when the Master is ready, and what a pity we are not all ready, as was this grand old man.
For many days Rev. Scott has been sinking and the family realized that he had a few more days with them, but his death was
such a shock and the bereaved ones have the sympathy of the entire acquaintance in the loss of so noble a father.
Rev. J.M. Scott was 86 years of age and has been preaching the gospel for 53 years and was a former pastor of the
Methodist church, here, his charge being at Bolivar. He was superanuated by the Memphis conference two years ago
and returned to Fulton with his family just recently. Complication of bowel complaint and heart failure was the direct
cause of his demise.
Mrs Caroline Coleman
One Of The Oldest And Best Woman Of The County Died Monday
Mrs Caroline Coleman, aged ninety four years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs J.W. Williamson, of near
White Sulphur after an illness of one week of pneumonia. Mrs Coleman was one of the oldest and best citizens of
Caldwell county. She was born in Viginia and at the time of her death was in her 94th year. She came to this county
from Tennessee about the close of the civil war. In 1866 she made a profession of faith in Christ and united with the
Baptist church and remained a consistent member up to her death. She was the mother of Ex-Sheriff William Coleman
of this city. The funeral was conducted by Rev. R.W. Morehead Tuesday afternoon.
Wylie Jewell, aged 23 years, died at his home near Cobb Tuesday after a three weeks illness of typhoid fever.
His remains were laid to rest Wednesday in the Rodgers burying ground.
Claude Dodds Dead
After a long and lingering illness Claud Dodds died at the home of his father, W.F. Dodds, in the city early Wednesday
morning. He was in his 28th year and was a member of White Sulphur Baptist Church. He was the oldest son, and
the third member of the family to die with the dreaded disease, consumption within the past three years.
His remains were laid to rest yesterday afternoon at White Sulphur in the presence of a large number of friends and relatives.
The bereaved family have the sympathy of their many friends.
Died at the home of her daughter, Mrs J.W. Williamson, October 24, 1904, at the age of ninety three years and seven months,
Mrs Caroline Coleman after a few days illness of pneumonia. She was a true Christian,d evoted mother and kind friend.
Many years ago, while living in Tennessee, she united with the Baptist church, and to know her was to love her.
She was a pleasant fireside companion, very energetic and deeply devoted to her children, always speaking in touching words
of William Coleman, her oldest son who has been in feeble health for many months. Her remains were laid to rest in the
White Sulphur grave yard in the presence of a large crowd of sorrowing friends and reltives. The children who are left to
mourn her death are William Coleman, Mrs J.W. Williamson and Jesse Coleman, all have the writers deepest sympathy.
One of Caldwell’s Oldest And Most Beloved Women Died Last Friday
The death of Mrs America Curry, of Curry, removed one of Caldwell’s oldest and most beloved women.
Her death was due to the infirmities of old age. She was the wife of “Uncle” Reuben Curry, one of the oldest citizens
of Caldwell county. Her death is greatly regretted by all of her acquaintances, especially those who lived near her and
knew her best. She was a Christian lady and member of the Christian church at Cross Roads. Her funeral and burial took
place at Mt. Hebron Saturday. She was the widow Mitchell at the time of her marriage to Mr Curry twenty-three years ago.
Two children are left to mourn her death besides her aged husband, who is now in his ninety-fourth year. The children are,
Edward Mitchell and Mrs Riz Claxton, of Denver, Col.
Killed Early Wednesday Morning at Tuolumne, Cal, by A Train
The news was received here Wednesday of the killing of John Blue, a former Caldwell county boy, at Tuolumne, Cal.
He was running on the logging train of the West Side Lumbering Co., as conductor and, in some manner, not stated in the
telegram, met death early Wednesday morning. He left here about eighteen months ago for California and began railroading, but had only been working for the company on whose train he met his death about one month. He is the youngest son of William Blue, of White Sulphur, and was a clever and well liked young man. The remains will be brought to this county for burial.
Died Fried At His Home Near Dulaney After Long Illness of Asthma
Mr. O.O. Rich, aged 63 years, died at his home, near Dulaney, last Friday at 12'30 o’clock. He had been a sufferer from
asthma for many years, and at times was in critical condition. About four years ago he was confined to his bed and room for
several months and it was thought then that he would never be able to leave his room again, but he regained his health to the
extend that he was able to leave the house and look after the duties of his farm, and up to four weeks ago made frequent visits
to Princeton. Mr Rich was born and reared in the home where he resided all his life, never moving. He was twice married, the
first time to Miss Harriett Agnes Kinsolving and the second to Miss Malisa Young. He was a good, Christian gentleman and
was a member of the Saratoga Methodist church. His funeral was preached Saturday by Rev. Crowe, pastor of Saratoga
church, after which his remains were laid to rest in the old Cash grave yard. The following children are left to share the grief
of their mother; Tillman, of Austin, Texas, Sam and Robert, of Shawnee, O.T., Henry, Madison, Pierce and William, of
Princeton, Mrs John Sells, of Crider, and Charlie Mary, Alva, Young and Jesse, of Dulaney.
Mrs Mat Marquess died Tuesday evening in Tennessee and her remains were brought to Otter Pond Wednesday,
the interment taking place in the old family burying ground, near Harris school house. She was about thirty years old.
November 25, 1904
Mrs Mary Sargeant died at her home in Evansville, Ind. the 13th. She was in her 68th year and was a sister of Mrs Sarah
Wallace of this city.
Carter McKinney, living six miles south of town on the George Brown place, died Sunday and was buried Monday.
He was about 35 years old and leaves a wife and several children to mourn his death.
Henry Cummins Dead
Henry Cummins, one of Lyon county’s oldest and best citizens, died last Friday at his home near Lamasco, after a few days
illness of pneumonia. He was a brother of W.W. Cummins, of this county, and leaves a wife and several children to mourn his
death. His interment occurred Saturday.
Died Monday Night At His Home Near Scottsburg, Of Typhoid Fever
Monday night at his home near Scottsburg, Mr Johnson Stevens breated his last. He had been in feeble health for many
months, but about three weeks ago he was stricken with typhoid fever and after taking his bed was never able to leave it.
He was one of the county's best citizens and will be missed by his many friends and neighbors. Mr Stevens was about
fifth years old and had been married twice, the first time to Miss Bettie Hunter and the last time to Mrs Hyce Johnson,
formerly Miss Holeman and daughter of Mr John Holeman, of this county. She, with several children, still survive him.
He was a member of the Baptist church and was well liked by all who knew him. His burial took place Wednesday
afternoon in the Pool grave yard three miiles east of Princeton.
Burksville, Ky Feb 000, Ben Wheat Coleman, town marshal of this place, committed suicide Thursday evening in shooting
himself through the brain with a pistol. No cause is known. After talking to J.S. Burton a few minutes and while shaking
hands with him, with his pistol in his left hand he shot himself. He is survived by a young widow.
He had been married ten months.
Of Mrs L.B. Stallins At Her Home Near Lewistown Sunday
Last Sunday morning the citizens of the Lewistown vicinity were shocked by the sad news that Mrs L.B.
Stallins had breathed her last and passed to the great beyond. She arose early that morning and was preparing
breakfast when she called her husband, who was nearby, and told him to come and help her as she was feeling badly.
He went to her and she sank into his arms. He assisted her to a bed in an adjoining room and had some one to come
to Princeton for Dr. Shelby, but she died in a few minutes and before the doctor arrived.
She had been in feeble health for about two years, but she was in her usual health, apparently on that morning and her
sudden death which was due to heart trouble, was a great shock to her relatives and friends.
She was a member of the Lewistown Christian church. She leaves a husband and three children to mourn her death.
Mrs Stallins was a sister of County Attorney E. Baker, of this city. Her remains were laid to rest yesterday afternoon
in the Woodruff graveyard near Lewistown in the presence of a large crowd of sorrowing friends.
Mrs Charles Thacker Dies in Texas - Other Deaths
The first of the week Charles L. Smith, of this city, received a telegram announcing the death of Mrs Charles Thacker at
her home in Cleburn, texas. Nothing is yet known as to the particulars of her death. Several years ago the family moved
to texas and Mr Thacker had prospered. The deceased was a Miss Kate Early, and was a niece of W.W. Thacker,
of this city, also of the late T.Y. Smith. The husband and one child survive to mourn the loss of the wife and mother.
In the death of Mr Charles Humphrey Maor, of Canton, last Monday, Trigg county loses one of its oldest and most
prominent and highly repected citizens. Mr Maor was born in Madison county, Va. September 17, 1817, and was the son of
Charles and Mary Sims Maor. He was next to the oldest of nine children.
Capt. T.J. Johnson received Friday news of the death of his nephew Frank Johnson in the west. He was one of the most
efficient telegraph operators in the United States. He was a son of Charlie Johnson, and was born in Logan county, and was
about thirty years of age.
Mrs S.E. Clayton, aged 65 years died at her home in the Dripping Spring neighborhood last Saturday evening after a
short illness of pneumonia. Her remains were laid to rest at the family burying ground yesterday afternoon.
Mrs M.P. Wynn
Mother of Mr .E. Wynn Of this City Died At Cromwell Ky
Mr .E. Wynn, of this city, was called to the bedside of his mother, Mrs Martha P. Wynn, at Cromwell, Ky., in the latter part of
december last, where Mrs Wynn had been an invalid for nearly three years and where she expired on Dec 30th, 1905.
She was the widow of the late William W. Wynn, a noted Methodist preacher, who was ordained by the Tennessee
Conference of the M.E. church South of Nashville, Tenn in 1852, having married Miss Martha F. Braick, in Robertson county,
Tennessee, January 24, 1839. In 18-- they moved to Trigg county, where .E. Wynn was born in 1840 and where they resided
for many years, having twelve children born unto them. Rev. William W. Wynn died at the home of .E. Wynn in Delwood, Ill,
April 26, 1897. After the death of her husband, Mrs Wynn lived with her dauther, Mrs K. ---rer at Crom---, Ohio county,
Kentucky, and was greatly repected by all who knew her, because of her good Christian character and loveable disposition.
Rev. William W. Wynn preached to many congreations in various counties in this state from the time of his ordination in 1852
and was a consistent and zealous ministe of the gospel of peace, noted for good deeds and timely counsels. Mrs Wynn, like
her husband lived in the faith, evinced it by her works and died in triumphant trust and unfaltering confidence in the Savior of
the world fell sweetly to sleep in the arms of the all saving Jesus.
Mr J.E. Wynn was the only child at the death bed of his father, and he and his sisters Mrs --- were the only children
attending the death of Miss Wynn last December. Mr J.E. Wynn is the father of Mrs Eugene Young, of this city, with whom
he has lived for the past six years. He desires to extend his heartfelt gratitude to the good people of Cromwell for their
sympathetic and kindly treatment of his mother in her long illness.
Miss Nettie Dalton
Paducah News Democrat, of Tuesday says:
Mrs Nettie Dalton, 23 years old, wife of E.D. Calton, a well known carpenter died at the family home 1724 Madison streets
at 4 o'clock this morning of malaria. Mis Dalton was a devoted wife and one who had many friends, during the time she lived
in Paducah. She was taken ill four weeks ago and grew gradually weaker. Mrs Dalton was born in crittenden county and
moved to Paducah eighteen months ago with her husband. The body will be taken to Kuttawa Wednesday morning where
the funeral and burial will be conducted.
Young Man of Wheatcroft Commits Double Crime In street Of Town
Wheatcroft, Ky: Abe Wallace, age 19, shot and killed fifteen year old wife and then committed suicide by shooting himself.
The double tragedy occured in the street about 8'oclock Monday evening. Wallace and his wife had been married about
six months. The wife had left him several times and they were living apart at the time of the tragedy. Mrs Wallace had
been staying with relatives near town. Wallace went to see her twice Sunday to try to induce her to return and life with him,
but was not successful. Almost 8o'clock in the evening and her walking with a girl friend, shoving the girl aside, he shot his
wife over the right eye. Immediately, afterwards he placed the pistol to his side and shot himself. Death in each case was
Of Young Wife At Eddyville On Tuesday Last
On last Tuesday, Mrs Myrtle Holloway Patterson died at her home in Eddyville. She had many friends and acquaintances
and relatives in this county who will be sadly grived at the news of her death. She survived the birth of a daughter but two
weeks and many friends extend sympathy to the bereaved husband in his loss. The little baby survives the mother.
The deceased was before her marriage, Miss Myrtle Holloway, one of Eddyville’s most popular accomplished girls
and at the time of her death was only eighteen years of age. The bereaved parents of the young wife are particulary
deserving of sympathy, in that they have lost two daughters, their only children in the past five years, the other also dying
at an early age. The bereaved husband, Mr Oscar Patterson, is a native of Slaughtersville, and was for some time a guard
at the Eddyville prison. He later formed a partnership with Mr Holloway, the father of his wife, and conducted a grocery
business at Eddyville. The remains were laid to rest in the friendship graveyard near Lamasco on Thursday.
Facts Of The Death of Miss Virgie Wood Last January
Marloe. - Jan 26, 1906 - Dear Review: The writer has just returned from Alma, I.T. where we went to attend the funeral of
Miss Virgia Maddox Wood, daughter of D.S. Wood and wife, born January 7, 1887, burned January 22, 1906, about 9 a.m.
died at 3:40p.m. the same day. The history of her death as learned that reached here after being burned is as follows.
She was boarding at Mr Ed Newton’s near the Ingram Lane school house, four and a half miles north east of Cornish?, I.T.
where she had been employed to teach school. On the night of the 21St some snow fell on the neighborhood and Monday
morning Miss Virgia went to the school house to start a fire and there were three cans setting together, two with oil, one with
gasoline, left there by the writer when he quit mission work in Stpember. The gas one had been used to about one and one
half gallons in the can, hurrying to build the fire, she by mistake got hold of the gasoline, poured on some small bundle and
when she lit a match and touched it to that in the stove it exploded and ignited the large can, causing it to explode near her
feet, saturating her clothing with oil and fire. She had some trouble opening the door hence her clothing all burned completely
off of her except her shoes a part of one sleeve and a collar when she fell out in the yard. By this time she was reached by
Miss Ingram, one of her pupils and Mr Orr, who lived near by, seeing that her clothes were burned off, he hastily threw his
coat over her. By this time his brother arrived with a quilt which they quickly wrapped around her. Mr. Orr then held up her
head until she was moved to a house near by and the doctor summoned. (Article torn at this point)
Former Resident Of This City Dies At Her Home in Tenn
News was received in this city the first of the week, of the death of Mrs J.M. Spear at her home in Cedar Hill, Tenn.
Mrs Spear had been in declining health for a number of years , and several times during her residence in this city
she was very low, and on more than one occasion her friends desparred of her life. Capt. J.M. Spear and his wife,
a refined, lovable and most estimable lady, moved to Princeton soon after the Ohio Valley railroad was built into
Princeton, which was about the year 1888. They made their home in this city continuously until last October
when they moved back to the old homestead at Cedar Hill, Tenn. Few people ever resided in Princeton who
made more friends, and were accordingly more admired and loved then Capt. Spear and his wife and all
Princeton people recall with admiration the constant devotion and tender love of the husband for the wife.
And the sympathy for the bereaved husband in his old age is indeed deep. The remains were interred at Cedar Hill,
on Friday and were accompanied to the last solemn resting place by a concourse of relatives and friends who knew
her but to love her, and lived but to praise her. May the growing generation read the page of her beautiful life
but to copy it.
Fatally Shot by Her Husband At Henderson Sunday
Nash Sands, son of E.L. Sands former of Hopkinsville and a brother of Johnny Sands, Saturday afternoon at Henderson
shot and fatally wounded his fifteen year old wife, and then turned the pistol on himself and fired with suicidal intent but the
bullet ranged up into his shoulder and he will recover. He accused her of infidelity, which she denied. They had been married
about three months and had separated five or six times. Sands is twenty-five years old, and moved from here to Henderson,
when a youth. - Hopkinsville News Era - Sands walked to police headquarters and surrendered himself, and claimed that he
had been shot from ambush, naming William Gibson, his wife's brother in law as his assailant. The Henderson Gleaner in
report of the tragedy has in part: As Mrs Sands walked across the track her husband met her. Several persons who were
nearby noticed that he held a revolver partly under his coat and clutched it in his hand. When they met he accused her having
frequented the Henderson resort of Salle-Linville. The young woman called him a liar and slapped his jaws.
As she did so he whipped out the revolver and shot her down. As she fell to the ground he threw his revolver away,
but went immediately and picked it up. He turned the weapon on himself and fired. Ever since their marriage only a few
weeks ago the young people had failed to live together amiably, and had separated several times. Their last separation
was on last Thursday. Mrs Sands acted as though she cared very little for her husband, but he was almost distracted in his
affection for her. The young woman acknowledged that her husband was jealous of several young men of the community.
Sand said that he gave her every dollar he earned, and that she was never satified with what he did for her.
Before the first two weeks of their honeymoon were past their happiness ended and marital misery took its place in the home.
The child wife returned to her hearthstone of her parents, Mr and Mrs Christ Brenner, but was later persuaded to return to
Sands. Several other separations and reconciliations followed, and then came the awful tragedy.
Nash Sands lived with his parents in Princeton about twelve or thirteen years ago in the eastern portion of the city.
A.J. Powell After Long Illness AT His Home Near Claxton
Yesterday morning at his home ner Claxton, Mr A.J. Powell well known and general affectionately called "Uncle Jack" died
after a long illness of dropsy. Uncle Jack Powell was nearly eighty one years old and one of the oldest landmarks of the county, extensively known, highly respected and respected. He was a man of excellent qualities of mind and heart, a staunch friend, a devoted husband, an affectionate father, a kind and obliging neighbor, a consistant Christian and a model partriote citizen. His name was a household word, a synonym of kindness and generosity. The deceased left a widow and five children, Mrs William Miller, and Mrs Robert Nichols of the county, Mrs M.P. Smith, of this city and Humphreys and John H. Powell residents of Dawson Springs. The obseques took place today at the Cross Roads church burying ground, in the presence of a large congreation of sorrowing people. The Leader extends its heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved family and relatives.
March 9, 1906
Friday Judge Bowden Dies
Word has been received here of the death of Judge James H. Bowden at Russellville, Ky. The end came at 6:30 o'clock
Wednesday morning, and was the result of paralysis, with which the Judge was stricken a year ago. Judge Bowden was
seventy-three years of age. He served as a member of the Legislature when a voring man, and later was Judge of the
Superior Court of Kentucky shortly after the war. He served two terms and was associated on the bench with Jduges
Richards and Reed. He is survived by his wife, who was a daughter of the late Marmaduke B. Morton.
He leaves the following children, Mrs H.M. caldwell, Marmaduke B Bowden, Miss Elizabeth F Bowden, Mrs William L.
Morton, of Louisville, Miss Fannie M. Bowden and Dr. Henry Bowden of Russelville.
Death At Liberty
Mrs E. Jones died at her home in the Liberty neighborhood Tuesday, after a long illness. She was a daughter of George
Traylor and had been married about a year. He remains were laid to rest in the Liberty grave yard Wednesday afternoon.
The family have the sympathy of a large circle of friends and relatives, in their sad bereavement.
March 13, 1906
A Well Known Resident Of This County Dies of Consumption
Mr. Edward Hawkins, a well known old resident of this county and a highly respected citizen, died of consumption last
Thursday at his home near Cerulean Springs. He had been ill for a long time and suffered a great deal but bore with patience
and fortitude his cross of affliction. Mr Hawkins formerly resided in this county, near Remit and about two years ago moved
to Trigg county. He was about sixty-five years of age, and left surviving him a widow and eight children, four girls and four
boys. He was a brother in law of H.M. Jones, of this city. He was a member of the first Presbyterian church of this city,
and had a host of friends throughout this county. He was a quiet, civil, and loyal citizen, a staunch friend to the poor, a
consistent Christian and a great lover of home and its sanctity and peace.. It is said of him that he always had something
good to say of his fellowmen, or nothing. He was never known to malign or speak evil of any man, a beautiful trait, a
charteristic virtue, worthy of the epitaph of the noblest philosopher and greatest humanitarian, and worthy of cultivation by
all men. The burial took place at Eddy Creek graveyard, Saturday after noon, Rev. Cunningham of this city, preached the
funeral. The Leader extends condolences to the bereaved family and relatives.
Col. Ned Conway Dead
Col. Ned Conway, who has been an inmate of the Hopkinsville asylum for several years departed from this life last Monday.
Col. Conway was for a number of years a resident of Henderson and was sent to the asylum from this place.
His remains were taken to Owensboro and interred in Elmwood cemetery.
Mrs W.F. Dodds has received news of the recent death of her cousin, Rev. James Sills, at his home in Missouri.
He had spent the winter in Colorado being a victim of consumption but steadily declined and returned home in February.
Repairer At I.C. Shops At Paducah Was Crushed To Death Saturday
Saturday Paducah News-Democrat says: Caught between the ends of two coal cars, Tom Ogden,
a car repairer at the Illinois Central shops was crushed to death in the yard about 8 o'clock in the morning.
Mr Ogden was doing some carpenter work and climbing into a car, when a switch engine in charge of Engineer
A.W. Shepard, jumped against one of the cars, Ogden was caught between the cars and was horribly mangled.
when it was discovered that Ogden was between the cars the engine was stopped and the almost lifeless body was
placed on a stretcher and borne by his comrades to the Illinois Central hospital, but life was extinct almost by the time the
hospital was reached. Mr Ogden came to Paducah from Marshall county and had been in the employ of railroad company
about 15 years. He was a man of integrity and steady habits. He is survived by a wife and seven children.
The body was removed to the family home. 10 Huntington Row, where the funeral will be conducted Monday morning.
The burial will be in Marshall county. He carried a small life insurance policey. Coroner Eaker empaneled a jury this afternoon,
and after viewing the body, and hearing several witnesses returned the following verdict.. We the jury, find that Tom Ogden
came to his death by being crushed between two Illinois Central cars while in the discharge of his prescribed duties.
The infant child of Mr and Mrs Russell Ha-ks, died yesterday and was brought here for burial on the 9:35 train this morning.
Burial took place at City cemetery this afternoon.
Charles Carter, who accompanied the remains of his brother, James Carter, to the place of interment, returned to his
Kankakee, Ill, last Saturday afternoon.
March 23, 1906
Died Near Gracey
William H. Smith, aged 83, a highly respected Trigg county farmer died last night at his home four miles from here.
Diseases incident to his advanced age caused his death. The deceased was a member of the West Union Baptist church.
His wife and two sons, Tom and Marion Smith, survive him.
William H. West Dead
Hopkinsville, Ky. William H. West, a former Deputy Sheriff and for years a Constable, died at his home here last night of
kidney trouble, aged seventy four years. He was a native of this county, and all his life was spent here.
He leaves one son, Robert West of this city, and two daughters.
Dies After Brief Illness At Home in The Quinn Neighborhood
Last Friday night Mrs Ed Barnes was taken suddenly ill at her home near Quinn with what was at first supposed to be
pneumonia fever, but later diagnosed as appendicitis and peritonitis and grew rapidly worse until Wednesday night about
midnight death released her from her suffering. She was before her marriage Miss Katie Brandon, daughter of
Mrs Zoella Brandon, and had she lived one week longer, until March 28th, would have been just twenty years of age.
She was married to Mr Barnes on her eighteenth birthday, one child blessing the union, a little six month old babe,
which Mrs Mrs Brandon, the broken hearted mother of the deceased has taken to rear. The young wife was a consistant
Christian, and died firm in the faith. Besides a husband, babe and mother there are three brothers and a sister left to
mourn her death. She was a niece of E.I. Hollowwell of this city. The remains were interred Thursday at the burying ground
of the Prospect church in Hopkins county.
A memoriam in memory of little Winifred Larkins who died February 21 1906 age three years and ten months. A daughter of Mr and Mrs Theodore Larkins. (This item too dim to read)
Died in Nebraska:
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Mr Wallis was united in marriage to Miss Nora Campbell of Hopkinsville May 1, 1867. The wife before her marriage was a
resident of Princeton and had many relatives in Caldwell County. The couple moved to Nebraska in 1870.
Last summer they came back to Kentucky on a visit, and were for awhile the gbuests of Mr James Mitchell who is a
cousin of Mrs Wallis. Mr Wallis death was due to heart failure and came without warning. He had started from home to
town and fell on the porch and passed away before assistance reached him. He leaves, besides a widow, three children,
and also a brother, Allan Wallis, who resides in Hopkinsville.
Mrs Francis Mitchell, wife of Elias Mitchell, who died August 5, 1905, passed away March 24, 1906 at the home of her son in
law Thomas Smiley, near Harmony Church, Caldwell county, Ky. She was born in Lyon county, Ky; four miles southeast of
Eddyville in the year 1837, and was the daughter of William and Rachel Stephens. She professed religon in 1854, and united
with the Cumberland Presbyterian church of which she was a consistant member for a number of years then joined the
United Baptist church to which she belonged until her death.
Dear sister fell asleep in Jesus, blessed sleep,
A From which none every wakes to weep.
A calm and undisturbed repose,
Unbroken by the worst of foes.
Tis hard to break the tender cord,
When love has bound the heart
Tis hard so hard to speak the words
We must forever part.
Dearest loved one we must lay thee
In the peaceful grave’s embrace
But thy memory will be cherished
Til we see thy heavenly face.
We have lost our darling sister,
She has bid us all adieu
She has gone to live in heaven,
And her treasure lost to view
Dearest sister thee has left us
And our loss we deeply feel
But tis God who has bereft us.
He can all our sorrows heal.
Yet again we hope to meet her,
When the day of life is fled.
When in heaven with joy to greet thee.
Where no farewell tear is shed
Written by her brother,
Of Mrs Self Who Died Recently In the Far West
The funeral service to the memory of Mrs I.B. Self took place Monday in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church of which her
husband was one time the popular pastor and of which she was the first organist. And though that was more than a quarter
of a century ago, yet the large number of old friends whoc ame out to the service despite the driving rain attested to the high
regard in which the memory of Mr Self is held and the strong devotion still to their former pastor and their sympathy for him
in his great sorrow. Mrs Self was born and reared near Princeton, on the farm now owned by Mr George Pettit.
Her maiden name was Hunter. Her father, Thomas Hunter, was one of the wealthiest and most substantial citizens
of this county. She was first married to Henry L. Holmes, of Princeton. He, with the two children born unto them,
died within two and one half years from the date of their marriage and before this young woman had reached the age
of twenty years. She was then married to the Rev. I.B. Self, November 1874, with whom she lived in the most happy
conjugal relations until her death in their California home the sixteenth day of this month. During her last years she was
sorely afflicted, but we are glad to learn that her faith faltered not throughout her long and severe afflictions nor when she
realized that death was at hand. The funeral service was conducted by her pastor, the Rev. M.E. Chappell, assisted by the
Rev. W.B. Holmes, of Nashville, who is conducting a meeting in the Cumberland Presbyterian church, and her remains were
laid to rest in our beautiful cemetery. A husband, brother, several nephews and nieces and a host of friends mourn her,
not lost, but gone on before.
Fireman On Nashville Division Meets With Mysterious Death.
Another employe of the Illinois Central Railroad has been knocked or has fallen from the engine cab in some unknown
manner and met with a sudden and mysterious death. Almost two weeks ago engineer Butler was killed with his hand
on the throttle somewhere near Horse Branch, and yesterday morning about 10:30 o'clock, Hugh Jones was knocked
from the locomotive on a bridge one mile north of Spalding, Tenn., and when found shortly after was dead.
He was firing on the engine 607, with Engineer Loftus at the throttle and Conductor Harmon in charge of the train,
which was a freight going north. No. 607 is one of the largest and most powerful engines used in freight transports,
with eight drive wheels, this class being installed on the branch of the road since the opening of the Nashville division.
The engineer and fireman are completely isolated the one from the other, and engineer Loftus did not suspect anything
wrong until he noticed that the steam had fallen from 140 to 120. He then investigated and noted the absence of his fireman.
The train which had been proceeded about a mile beyond the bridge was brought to a standstill while trainmen went back
down the track in search of the missing man. Then they arrived at the bridge they saw that the body had already been found
by the track walker. The unfortunate man was hanging by one arm and one leg to the iron work of the bridge and was dead.
Of course the manner in which he actually met his death will never be known, but the supposition of some is that he was leaning
out at the side to get a drink of water from the tender and fell or was knocked off. The body was carried to Clarksville where it
was prepared for burial and the remains arrived in this city last night on the 8:30 train. The deceased was a son of Mrs Mildred
Jones of Princeton and was twenty-one years of age. The family rsides in one of the Ratliff cottages across from the railroad
from the Stegar and Dollar tobacco factory. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the family
Young Lady, And Also An Aged Lady Called To Their Reward
On Saturday at the home of her parents, Mr and Mrs Thomas Burchett in the Dripping Springs neighborhood,
Miss Nola Burchett passed away after a brief illness of pneumonia. She was just entering womanhood being in
her fifteenth year, and the sympathy of all the community is with the grief stricken family. The burial took place
Sunday afternoon at the Griffith graveyard.
At her home near Hopson on Sunday afternoon about four o'clock, Mrs Phil Robinson was called to her eternal reward.
She had been sick with typhoid fever for about three weeks. She is survived by a husband and five children, and the
sympathy of all is with them in this sad loss of a wife and mother. Before her marriage Mrs Robinson was Miss Addie
Oliver of Lyon county. The remains were interred Monday afternoon at the burying ground near Montgomery.
Letters From Suicide For Father, Mother, and Sweetheart.
Hartford, Ky. The body of Miss Prudie Ford, the pretty college student who committed suicide by taking arsenic and jumping
into Rough River here, was found this morning a few miles below the city. Two letters were found on the river bank where she
jumped in the stream. One was addressed to her parents and the other to her sweet heart. The one to her parents is as follows:
"My dear parents: Today as I was returning from school Mr Deweese, Mr Woodward and Mr Medcalf called me to the
courthouse and told me that Mrs Colline (her boarding-house keeper) was accusing me of stealing property and money
amounting to $40 and that they would prosecute me. I will end my life rather than have a false charge brought against me.
I am innocent, and, God being my judge, I have resolved to end my live. I have been a loyal girl since I entered school here
and have been true to my God. I die with this sentiment ringing from my lips, God is merciful and just.
When this reaches you I will be in the bottom of Rough River -- that is, my body -- but my soul will be with Jesus.
Live so as to meet me there. Death is sweet at this hour and on such an occasion. With love and prayers. I am dying.
"Yours a short time,"
The letter to her sweetheart was of the same, though different form. The body was found today by Alex Barnes,
a member of the searching party that had been dragging the river since last Wednesday night. It was turned over to the
girl's father and mother, Mr and Mrs Edward Ford, of Freedland, Ky, who will take it home for burial today.
A remarkable turn was given to the affair today, when it became known that Mrs J.R. Collins had found the watch which
she had accused the girl of stealing. Mrs Collins remembered after she found the watch that she had placed it in a hiding
place herself. Some of the money alledged to have been stolen is said to have been accounted for.