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The Daily Commonwealth, Covington, Kentucky
Wednesday, October 3, 1877


  • Zeke Archey, an old bummer, and Billy Reynolds, a laborer, quarreled at a drinking saloon on Water Street, Cincinnati, last night, when Archey stabbed Reynolds with a jack-knife. The blade entered the heart, and produced death in ten minutes.
  • Hon. J. C. S. Blackburn, of the Ashland district, has accepted an urgent invitation from the Democratic Executive Committee of Ohio to address the people of their State on his way to Washington, and his eloquent voice will be heard at the great Democratic barbeque at East End Garden, Cincinnati, to-morrow, at Loveland on Friday, and at Newark on Saturday. Col. Blackburn is a representative Kentuckian, and will fully justify the reputation of the State as the birth place of orators and statesmen.
  • Joe Williams and John Peak charged with burglarizing the residence of D. N. Comingore, Esq., were before Mayor Athey this morning to be examined therefor. Governor Fisk appeared for Williams, and besought the court to direct the testimony away from his client. Peak has employed D. R. Handy, Esq., who did not appear. We understand he is in Frankfort. Col. C. P. Wilcox, Assistant County Attorney, conducted the prosecution, and Henry Hallam, Esq., assisted his Honor in deciding legal questions. Mr. D. N. Comingore recognized the silver-ware produced in court as being that stolen from him on Saturday night last; said he found a slat cut out of his kitchen window-shutter, the shutter open, and the window up, value of the articles stolen about $200. Thomas Alexander saw the accused at John Webster’s saloon Saturday afternoon; next saw them at about three o’clock Sunday morning, when they came to his house and awoke him; got up, but did not speak to them; followed them up the railroad a short distance, then saw them go over into and through a brickyard on the west side of the railroad, thence into a pasture still further west and at the head of Banklick street, where they stopped, about fifty yards from the north-west corner of the pasture, and in a hollow; did not see what they did; he then went down to the stockyard saloon, and was soon joined by the accused, with whom he drank several times.Deputies Goodson and Healy testified that the articles were found on Monday night, in a field at the head of Banklick street; they were buried in a hollow about fifty yards from the north-east corner of a field. The accused were bound over to the Criminal Court in the sum of $1,000, and failing to give security, therefor were committed to jail.
  • Personal Mention:
    1. Miss Maggie Moran, an accomplished young lady of Evansville, Indiana, is visiting the family of Col. Wm. L. Grant, on Madison Street.
    2. Mr. G. O’Donnell, produce and commission merchants, 431 Scott Street, was made happy last Saturday morning by being presented with a fine girl of eleven pounds weight.
    3. Mr. F. M. Clark, of Dry Ridge, Grant County, made sale of his fine thoroughbred harness mare to A. P. Rose at good figures, and left for home yesterday.
  • Ludlow:
    1. J. M. Krout left for the South yesterday morning on an extensive business trip, to be gone several weeks.
    2. Obediah Scott has been elected a delegate of Eagle Lodge, I. O. O. F., this city, to the Grand Lodge at Louisville, which meets the third Tuesday in this month; W. J. Ryan, alternate. There have been eleven invitations in the past nine months. The Lodge is entirely free of debt and in a flourishing condition.
  • Local Matters:
    1. Mary Murray charged with disorderly conduct was before Squire Francis this morning, but her case was continued until 2 o’clock tomorrow afternoon.
    2. Sidney Barnes, aged about sixteen, was arrested this morning on the charge of grand larceny. He is alleged to have stolen $30 from J. G. Henker, of Austinburg. Sid is a bad boy.
    3. Bankruptcy: C. C. McGlinty, of Pendleton county, filed his voluntary petition in bankruptcy this morning, with the United States Clerk. Assets nothing; Liabilities, $1,206.20. J. T. Simon, Attorney.
  • There was a wedding last evening at the office of Squire Francis. The high contracting parties were Mr. W. H. Gram and Miss Sallie Rogers, both of Xenia, Ohio. John Gilligan, one of the attendants, was the first to congratulate the bride.
  • The Beenan-Steinborn slander case was removed yesterday, from ‘Squire Francis’ court to that of ‘Squire Duvenick, and was set for trial this morning. Owing to the sickness of Mrs. Steinborn the case was continued until next Friday, at 2 o’clock p.m.
  • Henry Taphorn was before ‘Squire Francis, yesterday, and was fined one cent and costs for having a little fracas with on Fritz Kasselman. Henry concluded if he could whip a man so cheaply, he would repeat the job, and accordingly did so last night. He was again brought before ‘Squire Francis this morning, and fined $5 and costs, and Kasselman was fined $1 and costs for provoking the fight.
  • Death of Wm. Goebel: We are pained to announce the death of Mr. Wm. Goebel, an old and esteemed German citizen. Mr. Goebel died this morning, about half past ten o’clock, of flux. His most intimate friends hardly knew of his illness, and his sudden death will be a severe shock to them, as well as to the whole community. Mr. Goebel was the proprietor of the Washington House, and leaves quite a valuable estate. He was a member of the I. O. O. F., and a meeting of that Order is called to attend his funeral, which takes place to-morrow afternoon.
  • Owen County-Poplar Grove:
    1. A chapter of the Order of Eastern Star of the adoptive rite of Free Masonry was constituted on Saturday, the 29th, under a charter from the Supreme Grand Chapter of the U. S., in their hall in this town, by the name of Esther Chapter No. 2 with the following officers who were installed by T. M. Lillard, D. G. P. for Kentucky: Sister Josephine Looney, Worthy Matron; Sister Clara Skirvin, Associate Matron; Sister Josephine Adkins, Conductress; Sister Matilda Adkins, Associate Conductress; Sister Julia Bromley, Secretary; Sister Lucy A. Clark, Treasurer; Sister Lula Adkins, Warden; Bro. J. W. Adkins, Sent; Sister Susan Hampton, Adah; Sister Malinda Roggers, Ruth; Sister, Noel, Esther; Sister Florida Hampton, Martha; Sister, George A. Beatty, Electa; T. M. Lillard, Worthy Patron. This may look now and strange to many, yet it is an order that will have a good effect, and do a great deal of good among or female relatives, etc.
    2. Married on Sunday, September 30, at 2 o’clock in the morning at the residence of Harrison King, by Rev. Elzy Kennedy, Mr. R. J. Bray, to Miss M. J. Shelton. Also at the same time and place, Mr. D. H. King, to Miss M. C. Poland. The first couple left for Trimble county, the other went up Eagle.
  • Kenton County-Morgansville:
    1. Orrin B. Moffett has made arrangements to ship several hundred cords of wood.
    2. John and William Pope have returned from Green River, where they have been whiling away the Summer days.
    3. Morgan and Moffett have dissolved partnership.
    4. J. M. Stephens and W. H. Nicholson are engaged in the manufacture of washing-machines, but the former contemplates removing to Cincinnati to coin wealth in other pursuits.
    5. N. G. Morgan, of Harrodsburg, is visiting friends and relatives here.
    6. J. W. Morgan, is laboring under a severe attack of brain fever, Dr. J. E. Williams attending.
  • Independence:
    1. Dr. Chambers wife is better.
    2. Foster Tucker is very sick of fever.
    3. William Barton and Mr. Harrison, of Covington, visited us on Sunday.
    4. There was a very happy dinner party at the house of Mr. Hume last Sunday.
    5. October 3: In the Criminal Court yesterday Hons. Geo. G. Perkins and W. W. Cleary being absent, Hon. O. F. Rankin was elected Judge pro tem, and George W. Carlisle, Esq., appointed Commonwealth’s Attorney.
    6. No cases were tried. Twelve indictments were reported by the Grand Jury, as follows: George Barnes for burglary, Hugh Gibson for petit larceny, Sidney Crook for assault and battery, John M. Garner and Phillip McDaniel for keeping a tippling-house, John Weisenberger for selling liquor to a minor, R. S. Perry for erecting and continuing a fence in a public road, Arabella B. Culbertson for the same offense, Wm. Cram for giving liquor to a minor, Thomas J. Mardis for running a horse-race on the public highway, Theodore Riley for the same offense, Mason McCarty for injury to stock, and Amelia Ann Bruce for trespass. The Grand Jury having completed its labors was discharged, and court finally adjourned.
  • Fiskburg:
    1. Married on Wednesday, September 26, at 2. P. M. at the residence of the bride’s father, Mr. Fountain Young, Mr. Leslie Vallandingham and Miss Emma Young, all of this neighborhood. Rev. L. Johnson was the officiating clergyman. They were serenaded that night at the residence of Dr. J. F. Elliss, by the Fiskburg tinpan and racket band.
    2. Married on Thursday, September 27th, at 2 P. M. at the residence of the bride’s step-father, Mr. Weaver Rouse, Mrs. Lancaster and Mr. Andrew Irwin, of this burg, Rev. C. J. Bagby officiating clergyman.
    3. Born on Saturday, September 29th, to Eli Fisk and wife, a girl. Dr. J. F. Ellis, attending physician.
  • Woodford County-Versailles:
    1. Hon. Jas. Blackburn left home this week for Washington City, to take his seat in Congress which assembled Monday, Oct. 8th. His prospects for the Speaker’s chair is flattering. He is in every sense qualified to fill it.
    2. It gives us very much pain to have to record the death of Mrs. Dr. Dale, who departed this life, after an illness of nearly three weeks, on Sunday morning, the 30th ult. She was an excellent lady possessed of many noble virtues, a fond and devoted wife and loving mother, and very sad is this day to her grief-stricken husband, who is not only bereft of a cherished companion, but a faithful treasure to his household. She leaves a brother and sister and a host of loving friends to mourn her death.
    3. Again we have to record the death of Mrs. George Hunt, who died at her home at Clifton, in this county, on Tuesday last, 24th, and was buried at her mother’s, Mrs. Haret Craig’s.
    4. Also, on Wednesday last, 25th, of typhoid fever, a Mrs. Haymaker, of Eminence, Kentucky who was on a visit to her mother, Mrs. John Sullivan, of this county. She was a very beautiful and accomplished young lady, and had been married but one year.
    5. Married on the 27th in Mercer County, by Elder Wm. Ayers, Mr. Geo. W. Metcalf, of Nicholasville, to Miss Mary H. Eastland.
    6. The fall term of our Circuit Court convened here on the 1st, Hon. Joseph Hunt presiding and Capt. J. L. Jones, Commonwealth Attorney, present. The civil docket is not very long, but there is a pretty large criminal docket - four cases for murder and five for grand larceny. The Parker murder case will be called. This case has been on the docket for some years, it being for the murder of the boy, Mills, in Fayette county, four years ago, and a new hearing granted at each court.
    7. We are sorry to hear of the serious illness of Capt. C. G. Campbell, one of our leading merchants, a gentleman of many noble qualities.
    8. The Negro boy, Wash Wells, who killed Tom Dougherty last Sunday, of which mention was made in The Commonwealth, has fled the country, and at present his whereabouts is unknown to our officers.
  • Carroll County-Pleasant View:
    1. Mr. George W. Deatherage, of this place, has recently purchased of Sammie Lenallyn seventy acres of first-class farm land, paying $35 per acre. We understand Mr. Lewellyn intends locating in Missouri.
    2. Next Thursday, Mr. W. H. Sanders will be married to Miss Mollie Rhohr, a belle of Owen county.
  • Bourbon County-Paris:
    1. October 3 born to Hon. C. M. Clay, Jr., and wife, a son.
    2. To Noah Spears and wife, this county, a son.
    3. To Ed. Cantrill and wife, this county, a daughter.
    4. A special term of the Common Pleas Court is in session, to try the celebrated Megibben-Bedford bull case. Among the most noted lawyers from abroad we notice Hon. J. G. Carlisle, Covington; Hon. Harry Ward, Cynthiana; Hon. W. C. P. Breckenridge, and Gen. Jno. B. Houston, Lexington. The two former are in the interest of plaintiff, J. T. Megibben, and the latter for the defendant, Edwin Bedford. This is a suit for damages on warranty of a bull, the amount being $10,000. The case was tried at last regular term of court, but resulted in a hung jury. A great many stock men are interested in the result of the case, and are in attendance at the trial.
    5. The little son of John Hanton, who was wounded in the head by a pistol ball in East Paris last Sunday, died yesterday morning.
    6. A. P. Maxwell, who has been under treatment for rheumatism at Hot Springs, Ark., for the last ten months, returned home on Monday. Greatly improved in health.
    7. Marriage license has been issued to Junius D. Stone and Miss Sallie A. Crouch, both of this county. The happy event will take place at the residence of the bride’s father, J. S. Crouch, Esq., this (Wednesday) evening.
  • Harrison County-Cynthiana:
    1. On Monday night the young men of the city concluded to give the new pastor of the Methodist church, Rev. Mr. Sedgwick, a surprise and pound party, and well did they do it. Among the presents were a barrel of flour, a quantity of meal and hams and other edibles ad infinitum. After a pleasant hour with the pastor and family, the young gentlemen took their departure, amid mutual expressions of good will.
    2. Maj. Henry Warfield and bride, late Mrs. McClintock, returned home yesterday, from Port Huron, Mich., where they were wedded last week. Many and fervent were the congratulations "Henry" received and his escape from the miseries and odium of bachlerhood.
  • Fairview:
    1. T. N. Whiteker, a highly honorable citizen of this vicinity, was thrown from a wagon a short time ago, and very seriously hurt in the neck and shoulders. He is, so we are informed, convalescing.
    2. W. M. Hutton is paying very strict attention to Miss Julia Fishback, one of our handsome young belles.
    3. A. M. Earle and Miss Flandie Newburry are to marry shortly.
  • Last night long before seven o’clock, St. Mary’s Cathedral was filled with an elegant audience, drawn thither to witness the nuptials of Mr. Louis B. Kueven and Miss Mary Costello. The bridal party did not arrive until eight o’clock, but the time in the church was pleasantly occupied by the skillful playing of Prof. J. D. Hunt on the organ. The playing of Mendelsohn’s Wedding March was the signal that the bridal party were coming. Up the centre aisle aisle they came, preceded and followed by ushers and attendants, and of course they were the cynosure of all eyes. At the altar, they met Rev. Father Brants, who performed the ceremony according to the solemn and impressive ritual of the Church of Rome, making Louis B. Kueven and Mary Costello one heart and one flesh. After the ceremony the twain their many friends repaired to the residence of H. Kassen, Esq., Fifth-st., where a grand reception awaited them. Multitudiuous congratulations followed, and the happy hours sped by on wings of pleasure until dawn, when all separated with the feeling of having witnessed and participated in one the most pleasant wedding occasions that ever occurred in Covington.
  • Mr. S. H. Kennedy, of Cincinnati, was married last night to Miss Ella, the accomplished daughter of Capt. Barney, of the Cincinnati Trad List. The wedding took place at the residence of the bride’s parents, No. 18 west Fifth Street, and the ceremony was performed by Rev. C. W. Miller, pastor of the Scott Street, Methodist Church. Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy left last evening for Eastern cities to spend their honeymoon.
  • The marriage of Mr. Wm. Edmonds, of the well-known house of R. M. Bishop & Co., of Cincinnati, and Miss Fannie Duncan, of this city, took place at the residence of Mr. Frank Ford, on West Eleventh street, yesterday afternoon. The nuptial knot was tied by Rev. Wm. T. Moore, of the Central Christian church, Cincinnati. The presents were costly and numerous, among them the solid silver-ware formerly belonging to the bride’s mother, which was presented by her brothers. Immediately after the wedding the pair left for an extended tour of the principal Western Cities.
  • Mr. H. Olges, of this city, and Miss Annie Fisher, of New Richmond, Ohio, were married this morning at the Mother of God church, on Sixth Street.
  • The next wedding announced is that of Mr. Dan. Heminray and Miss Mollie Casey, which is set for the 15th of this month.
  • West Covington:
    1. There were four coffee-house licenses issued last year by the police Judge, viz: Matthew Clare, John Healey, Mike Burns, and Louis Romanowitz, at $25 each.
    2. Young Cupid and Old Time have been playing a sly game with the hearts of some of our lads and lassies, and no less than three weddings will be consummated before the dark of another moon, among St. Ann’s congregation. The lucky parties are said to be. Geo. Taylor and Miss Rogers, of Ludlow; a Mr. Kearns, of this place, and a niece of Healey, the saloonist, and the daughter of John W. Hawley and a gentleman of Cincinnati.
  • Farm For Sale: I offer to sell my farm, situated in Kenton county, Kentucky, on a county road, 1 1/4 miles from the pike, 1-½ miles east of Stephens store, and 3 miles from the Kentucky Central Railroad, containing about 50 acres in grass, and about 4 acres well timbered. It has a Good Young Orchard - about 360 trees; buildings, moderate sized dwelling, on a high, healthy place. Title good. For further information, address the owner, care Stephens’ store, Independence, Kentucky. Wm. Morgan.
  • Farm for Sale: I offer to sell my farm, situated in Grant county, 2-½ miles north of Dry Ridge Post-office, and one mile from C. S. R. R., and containing 255 acres, 200 acres well set in Grass, and the remainder is well timbered. It has on it a good dwelling; also a good barn and other outbuildings; also a No. 1 orchard, and in fact it is one of the best stock farms in the country, and is if the very best of repair. For further information address the owner, at Dry Ridge. Israel Wayland.

    Transcribed by Jeannie Gallant