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    The Daily Commonwealth, Covington, Kentucky
    Tuesday, October 2, 1877
  • Hon. Cassius M. Clay has been held in $1,000 bail on the charge of man slaughter, for killing the negro, Perry White, on account of which we published yesterday. The verdict of the Coroner’s jury was, that Mr. Clay did the killing in self defense.
  • The Lexington Press records the death of Geo. Frazer, a butcher, from lock jaw, caused by the mashing of his little finger.
  • The marriage of Miss Mollie Senour, the beautiful and accomplished daughter of Lewis Senour, Esq., to Fredrick Gedge, Esq., is announced for an early day.
  • Miss Minnie Cunnighman, one of our most popular and charming ladies, daughter of S. G. Cunningham, Esq., of East Eleventh-st., is to be wedded to a prominent Baltimore physician on the 9th inst.
  • Messrs. Theodore Hallam and M. L. Roberts leave to-day for the Court of Appeals at Frankfort.
  • Covington sustains a severe loss in the person of Joe K. Linn, one of our most promising young merchants, a member of the firm, Culbertson & Linn, a well known and esteemed member of Covington society, who died at six o’clock this morning, of that dread disease, consumption. Mr. Linn but just entering upon a most promising career, having all those traits which endear men to their fellow beings, and had been married but a few months to a most estimable lady, whose stricken heart and blasted hopes have but few counterparts even in this world of sorrow and pain, and to every heart in the community goes out in sympathy.
  • Louis B. Kueven and Miss Mary Costello will be married at St. Mary’s Cathedral this evening at 7:30 o’clock.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Sprekelmeyer celebrate their silver wedding tomorrow, at their residence.
  • Mr. H. Olges, of this city, and Miss Annie Fisher, of New Richmond, Ohio, will be married at the Mother of God Church tomorrow.
  • Mr. H. H. Hardebeck, of Covington, and Miss Anna Winder, of Cincinnati, will be married tomorrow in Cincinnati.
  • The many friends of Charlie Sinclair will regret to hear of his illness.
  • Miss Blakeman, of Louisville, and Miss Sue Buck, of Virginia, are the guests of Miss Minnie Cunningham.
  • Miss Julia Watts, of Louisville, recently visiting Miss Hume Wood, of this city, has returned home.
  • Miss Lizzie Durbin, daughter of Maj. E. G. Durbin, of Versailles, Ind., is visiting her aunt, Mrs. Judge Fenley, and friends in this city.
  • W. Y. Parker, of Plattsburg, Mo., and Mary S. Power, of Morristown, were united in the holy bonds of wedlock yesterday afternoon at the Clinton Hotel. Rev. B. P. Wiles of the Fifth-st. Christian church was the officiating minister, and Gus Patterson, the handsome clerk, acted as best man.
  • Mr. T. R. Kendall and wife, of Sherman, Grant county, are in the city to-day, doing their fall and winter shopping.
  • Mr. Leonard R. Stephens, wife and child of Key West, this county, are in the city to-day making purchases.
  • Local Matters:
    1. Henry Taphorn was fined one cent and costs by ‘Squire Francis this morning, for committing a breach of the peace.
    2. Henry Wolf was fined $5 and costs by Squire Tebbs this morning, for committing, a trespass on the premises of Henry Devou.
    3. Ben Collins and wife have sold their farm in Boone county to Archie and W. T. Gaines for $5,000, or about $50 per acre, on terms equivalent to cash.
    4. P. F. McClanahan, of Falmouth, had an examining trial before Commissioner Bostwick, this morning, on the charge of passing counterfeit money. He was held over to the U. S. Court.
    5. Joe Johnson talks of naming his pleasant retreat "Nowhere," so that when a man goes home late at night, and his wife asks him where he has been, he can make the usual reply with lying.
    6. Constance Beman, Theodore Leverman’s nephew, has sued Mr. and Mrs. Jake Steinborn for $50 for slander, alleging that Mrs. Steinborn said he was illegitimate and that Leverman was his father. The suit was brought before ‘Squire Francis, but removed to ‘Squire Tebbs on the petition of the Steinborns.
    7. Willie Linn, a little fellow seven years old, a son of Sidney Linn, an employ at the city Water-Works, had his left hand badly bruised yesterday afternoon, a little after four o’clock, by falling under J. E. Hamilton’s wagon, in front of Sam. Moreland’s stable. In attempting to crawl out between the wheels, one of them passed over his hand crushing and injuring it badly. Dr. Henderson bound it up at Gillis & Smith’s drug-store. Fortunately no bones were broken.
  • In the Mayor’s Court this morning quite a number of drunks and disorderlies were tried. (1) Ed. Dulaney filled up, set sail, ran afoul of the "cops," and brought in for repairs, which will be administered on Thursday next. (2) Mrs. Webster, same complaint, was disposed of in the same way. (3) Nack Dean and Mrs. N. D., had a misunderstanding. Nick was afraid she might cut him with a case-knife, and knocked her down as a mild preventive, and was plastered up with $10 and costs. (4) Wm. McDonald breached the peace twice, case continued until tomorrow morning. (5). H. Newere, colored, is a man of principle, but was fined $2 and costs for being drunk and disorderly.
  • Criminal Court opened at Independence yesterday. There were only two cases tried, that of John Dean for disturbing a singing-school, for which outrageous offense a fine of $20 was assessed. It ought to have been ten years in the penitentiary at least. To think a man who had so little heart as to interfere with the fun of the lads and lassies at a country singing school! If it were in town, or in a thickly settled neighborhood, he would be dubbed a benefactor by all but the singers, but in the country no one hears it. Next comes Martin Armstrong, who is fined $5 for cruelly beating a horse. Mr. Armstrong should have been at once released, with written permission to beat anything he wanted to, excepting singers, who must at all events be protected.It cost the State $100 to assess the above fines; netting $17.50. Good days work that!
  • Real Estate Transfers: (1) John Thorndick to E. H. and M. C. Thorndick, house and lot northwest corner Eleventh and Scott streets, 89-½ x 70 feet; $300 dollars and parental affection. (2) Frances A. and J. E. Johnson, of Cincinnati, to James B. Fordsdick, of Hamilton county, Ohio, lot 16, Ludlow, Kentucky,50 x 125 feet, $1 and exchange of property.
  • Four marriage licenses were issued this morning to the following named persons: (1) S. H. Kennedy to Ellie F. Barney. (2) Louis B. Kueven to Mary E. Costello. (3) Martin Dumphy to Mary Wheeler. (4) M. L. Edwards to M. Shannie Duncan. We note a coincidence in the fact that all four gentlemen and two of the ladies are aged 24.
  • Pendleton County-Falmouth: The case of John Donelly, alias James Williams, accused of aiding and abetting W. L. Norton in the murder of Martin Brand, was, on the motion of Donelly, continued until the next February term, at which time Donelly, will have been in jail twelve months a little expense to ye "tax payers." However, the case was continued on account of the absence of the defendants - witnesses, who reside in an adjoining county, and in justice and right his case should have been postponed until he can procure his witnesses and be assured a fair trial. Judge Fryer and T. C. Buckley are counsel for Donelly, and it is but just to say of each of the gentlemen that they deserve great credit for the manner in which they have conducted the case, and the disposition they have shown to remain faithful to the cause of this poor old imbecile not withstanding his extreme poverty and inability to pay an attorney’s fee. While it has often, and we might say unjustly and undeservingly been said, when speaking of lawyers, that when a man’s money gets out, his attorney gets out, "yet the fidelity of Fryer and Buckley to the interest of poor old John Donelly will only cease when his foot-steps loose their hold upon the scaffold. They will stay with him unto the end; without money or the hope of pecuniary afterward. The criminal partner of Donelly in the killing of Brand, and who stands charged with firing the fatal shot, is still a fugitive from justice, although it was contended by his friends that he would come back and deliver himself up for trial at this last term, that he had only fled to avoid staying in jail so long before trial.
  • Demossville:
    1. A. C. Berry, the sadler, left town very suddenly last week between two days in consequence of several small bills, and one large one, the latter in favor of the Grand Jury.
    2. Mr. Jos. Cain, the newly married man, has moved to Mr. Kanapka’s farm on Grassy Creek. Mr. Cain said he wasn't able to pay the rent here.
    3. Robt. Simpson, John Lumis and their families, left here last Monday for Texas. They intend going through in wagons.
    4. The latest news from S. W. Hayes, now in Texas, announced that he had joined the Shakers and was living on quinine, and he had got so white that he wouldn’t be taken for a gentleman where he wasn’t known.
  • Harrison County-Boyd Station:
    1. King Aquarius seems to have forsaken this locality; hence nearly everything is now in a distressing condition, from the lack of that acqueous fluid so essential to life. The river is even so low that one mill has had to stop, and springs, wells, etc., are failing this inconviencing the farmer very much, and others as well.
    2. Dallas Boyers anticipates building a barn soon. He has already hauled a huge stock of lumber from the Antioch Mills.
    3. It is with regret that we learn of Miss Belle Durant’s illness.
    4. Jim Aulick has convenienced his residence with a cellar.
    5. Ed. E. Oder, M. D., left us last week after a brief visit, and has located at Campbell’s store, near Mt. Moriah, Pendleton county. He is a young man of ability, and a graduate of Cincinnati Medical College.
    6. A. M. Earle, of Berryville, called to see Miss Annie Hutsell last Sunday.
    7. Jo. Henry has not gone to California yet, but anticipates starting in a few days.
    8. Messrs. James Garrard, Sr., and Jo., his son, started to Texas last. The latter expects to remain, if pleased with the country.
    9. John M. Mintburn leaves this week for Cincinnati Medical College. He expects to be gone till next Spring.

    Transcribed by Jeannie Gallant