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    The Daily Commonwealth, Covington, Kentucky
    Wednesday, October 17, 1877
  • Wife Murder at Maysville, Kentucky, October 16: Jerry Anderson, colored, was arrested and lodged in jail yesterday, charged with poisoning his wife. At the examining trial evidence was produced conclusively settling the deed on Jerry, and he was remanded to jail. An infuriated colored mob visited the jail last night and demanded the prisoner, but were persuaded by Jailer Weedon to desist until further evidence was produced. The colored people are still clamorous, and threaten to take Jerry to-night and hang him to the first tree. Anderson is a mean, unscrupulous negro, who paid more attention to other women than his wife, an objection to which seems to have caused her terrible death. Arsenic was the dose administered.
  • Local Matters.
    1. The court of Claims is in session, yesterday at Independence, instructed the County Attorney to bring suit against H. S. Percival, the late sheriff for $3,000. In the settlement between the Sheriff and county Commissioners, was a disagreement, and the suit is brought to settle it.
    2. C. Faultwelter, charged with disorderly conduct, again had his case continued by ‘Squire Francis this morning.
    3. The funeral of J. K. Wehming, from the Mother of God Church this morning, was largely attended. The remains were taken to Cincinnati for internment.
  • Real Estate Transfer: Mary E. Macklin, of Covington, to William Budke, of Halton, Ripley county. Indiana, lot southwest corner Thirteenth and Holman streets, 20x 100 feet; $600.
  • John Rakes, charged with the murder of Robert Flowers at Green Springs, this State, passed through the city yesterday in charge of officers who brought him from Vicksburg, and were taking him on for trial. He is only seventeen years of age.
  • Personal Mention:
    1. Our young friend Mr. Dick Grant can be found, during business hours, at the Mammoth Clothing Establishment of Mabley’s, on Fountain Square, Fifth street, Cincinnati. Mr. Grant is deservedly popular as a salesman, and has the good wishes of his friends, whose name is legion, on this side of the river for his future prosperity.
    2. Mr. Edwin Cleary, a young gentleman well known in this city, son of Judge W. W. Cleary, Commonwealth’s Attorney for this district, has just closed a contract with the McWade Combination to take part in the dramatic tour that Mr. Wade is now organizing. The play Mr. McWade will put upon the stage will be an entirely new one, written especially for him. It is a society play of the modern school. Our city is well represented in Mr. McWade’s Company by Miss Lida Lawson and Mr. Edwin Cleary whose talents will reflect credit upon the company and upon judgment of the manager.
    3. Miss Minnie Cunningham, one of our Eleventh street belles, was married last evening to Dr. Thos. F. Ashly, of Baltimore, Md. We can congratulate Dr. Ashly on his choice of as sweet and pretty little lady as even Covington contains.
  • Bar-Room Battle: Yesterday evening Thos. and Ed. Harris, two well known characters, went into Steinborn’s saloon, on Fifth st., to get a drink of beer. The amber liquid was given them, and they drank and ordered another, first remarking, in a subdued tone, that they intended to "stand the bar-keeper off" for the drinks. On that the bar-keeper told them they could not get any more unless they first paid for it, when they became very abusive, and a fight ensued between them and the barkeeper, the later throwing a beer glass with wicked intent, but missing the party it was aimed at, and slightly wounding an innocent spectator. The Harrises responded, tapping the barkeeper’s cranium with a rock. Steinborn himself appeared and took a hand in the conflict, attempting to eject the intruders, when they turned on him, and one of them struck him a terrible blow in the face with a piece of rock. They were finally driven out, when they commenced a bombardment on the windows with stones, etc. doing some damage before they left the place. Steinborn made his way to the Mayor’s office, and swore out a warrant against the Harris boys, and Tom was arrested last night. Ed has not yet been found. The case was called in the Mayor’s Court this morning, and continued until Friday. Steinborn made another affidavit, charging Tom Harris with malicious destruction of property and carrying concealed weapons. In default of $50 bail, he was taken care of at the city hotel.
  • Newport:
    1. Tom Ryall can always be found at the car stable in Dayton.
    2. A. Richtheimer was arrested by Officer Boyd this morning charged with beating his wife.
    3. Wm. Schneider, Joe. Cook, and M. Nolan, charged with breaking into the Cottage Saloon, had a hearing before Judge Geisler yesterday morning. Not being ready for trial, they were released on $100 bail to answer Thursday, Oct. 18th. A second charge was preferred against Nolan; that of carrying concealed weapons. On this he was bound over in the sum of $100 to answer at the Criminal Court.
    4. The trial of Lewis Thornton, charged with assault and battery, came up yesterday afternoon at 2 o’clock, before ‘Squire C. P. Buchanan and a jury. J. S. Decker, Esq., appeared for the Commonwealth, and Mr. Thornton conducted his own case. The jury after being out about one hour, were unable to agree upon a verdict, and were discharged. It is understood the jury stood eight for acquittal and four for conviction. Some excitement was created during the trial by one of the witnesses for the Commonwealth threatened to shoot Mr. Thornton.
  • Good Templars: Elliston Station, Grant County: M. J. Relf, a Murphy apostle, was here Thursday and Friday nights of last week, and succeeded in organizing a society of about a dozen members, who are working under the most favorable auspices, with Wm. McMillian, President; J. D. Elliston, Vice-President, and T. D. Stillwell, Secretary. The movement appears to take well, and the next meeting will probably witness a large increase in the membership.
  • Carlisle, Nicholas County:
    1. Dr. McNew left on Tuesday for the Hot Springs, Arkansas.
    2. Wm. Piercy, Jr., has returned from the asylum perfectly cured.
    3. The editor of the Carlisle Mercury received a challenge to fight a duel with Dr. Wells. Dr. Wells is an "Indian doctor." The editor accepted. The seconds loaded the pistols with blank cartridges. They met in the court-house yard. The doctor backed out. His second took his place and fell when the editor had fired three shots. He was carried to the hotel by his friends. The doctor tried to make himself scarce, but the boys grabbed him and took him to the hotel. He left the next day for parts unknown.
  • Boone County-Walton:
    1. A short time since Mrs. Gorman, a saloon-keeper, was indicted for selling liquor to minors. Hon. Clark Green, Prosecuting Attorney, was present, and a jury of twelve knowing and temperate men (think of it, twelve temperate men here in Walton), was impaneled, with Esq. Conner on the Bench. Mrs. Gorman acknowledged the offense. Her son had been absent for a week, and had returned to the parental roof, and, as in the parable of the prodigal Son, she rejoiced and made merry; but in the absence of the fatted calf a keg of beer was substituted. The youngster’s juvenile associates were invited to the feast, and in the joy of their hearts carried the keg to a grove far off, and then made merry. And for this manifestation of motherly affection the court imposed a fine of $50 and costs.
    2. Mr. Joseph Milner and family have lately located in the beautiful new house at the corner of High and Columbia streets.
    3. Miss Emma Milner, of St. Louis, is visiting her brother at this place.
    4. Born to E. B. Ballard and wife, on the 11th, a girl.
    5. Lewis P. Sander’s little girl has for several weeks been lingering near death, but contrary to every expectation now promises fair to recover.
  • Pendleton County-Butler:
    1. Horatio Tutle, after an absence of three weeks, has returned from the mountains, where he went to buy stock sheep. He bought between one and two hundred head. He now has on his farm nearly two hundred ewes. He has wisely given up the cultivation of tobacco, and gone to raising sheep, being ahead of all his neighbors in that enterprise.
    2. Thomas Kidwell wishes us to state that the reason none of J. B. Kidwell’s relatives went near him before he was taken to prison for killing Sorrell was, that his relatives were not appraised of his trouble until he had been taken off.
  • Greenwood-October 16:
    1. Geo. Cowles and Misses Lucy and Hettie Phillips attend the select school in Butler.
    2. Dr. F. M. Harris and Mr. Johnson shipped a fine lot of hogs to market on Monday. They went from Dr. Harris’s farm, near Butler.
    3. O. W. Cowles is repairing and preparing his farm to go into the cultivation of sheep.
    4. Miss Mate Yelton, of Butler, has just closed a very interesting writing school here. She teaches the Spencerian method of penmanship. She is a pupil of Prof. Bedford.
  • The Greenup Independent says Jas. Savage was arrested in Lawrence County, Ohio, last week and taken to Carter county, in this State, to answer a charge of shooting Mrs. Profit a year or two ago. His own father offered the reward that led to his capture.
  • Fayette County-Lexington:
    1. Dr. D. Bennett was called to No. 3 school yesterday A. M., to extract a stick from the foot of Willie Montague, accidently snagged while running in the play-ground. The wound, while painful, was not of a serious nature.
    2. Judge L. Royalty continues to administer the law with even-handed justice, at his store on Short-st. He is one of the best J. P.’s Fayette county ever had, and has a larger docket than any other magistrate in the county.
    3. Mrs. Hebert Craft, nee Bowman, of Combs City, Mississippi was one of the guests at the Kennard-Bowman wedding last night.
    4. Miss Cora B. Durham, daughter of Congressman Durham, of Danville, with her cousin, Miss Sallie Mitchell, of Mitchellsburg, two of the most charming and accomplished belles of Central Kentucky, accompanied the Ledham-Bailey bridal party as far as Lexington, yesterday afternoon. They returned home last evening, having captivated the heart of one lonely bachelor.
    5. Mr. Geo. B. Payne, of Henderson, Kentucky shipped from Fayette and Clark counties this week, eighty fine calves to San Antonio, Texas.
    6. Col. Wm. T. Withers, of Fairlawn stock farm, has sold his two-year old stallion colt Almont Slashem to Jno. T. Farson, of Michigan, for $1,000.
    7. Rev. J. M. Frost has gone to Cynthiana to officiate at the wedding of two friends.
    8. Dr. M. F. Scott has returned from New York, where he has been attending medical lectures for the past seven months. He has opened an office in this city.
    9. Miss Ida Miller left on Tuesday for Washington City, where she will spend several months with her relatives.
    10. Married last evening at Ashland, by Rev. Robert Kinnaird, Miss Annie M. Bowman to James Kinnaird, Jr. of Danville. The young couple left for their home, followed by the sincere good wishes of their many friends.
    11. Stout, one of the Negroes who was shot at Kiddville on Sunday, died yesterday from the effect of his wound. The other is in a dangerous condition. Williams is buried.
    12. Mr. Logan McKee, of San Francisco, California and Mr. Leslie McMurty were in town on Tuesday to attend the wedding at Ashland.
    13. Rev. Ben B. Warfield left today for Baltimore, to take charge of one of the city churches as stated supply.
    14. Capt. J. E. Cantrell, of Georgetown, has removed to Alanta, Ga., with his family.
    15. Capt. Ben McMubry arrested, on Monday, Ed. M. Wheelock, formerly of this city, charged with stealing a watch and eight dollars in money from a party in Shakertown, and seventy dollars from Capt. Cogan. The latter recovered his money. Wheelock has been sent to Mercer county for trial.
  • Pendleton County-Boston-October 16:
    1. Chas. G. Wallace, Esq., paid Boston a flying visit on Tuesday, for the purpose of renting his farm, which is the finest one in this section, adjoining Boston, and consisting of 250 acres. It is better known as the Morris farm. It is stated that he was offered $12.00 per acre for its use by Mr. McCord.
    2. Jim Reed is attending Circuit Court this week, prosecuting his interminable suit against the L. R. L. & M. Co. Jim is going for back pay, breach of contract, and other little valuables held by the mill company.
    3. Geo. Clayton and Mr. Morris and families leave for Boston this week for a permanent residence on the Wabash. The latter gentleman is father-in-law of the former, and a very worthy gentleman.
  • Falmouth-October 16:
    1. Rev. Mr. Lard, of Lexington preached to a large and appreciative audience at the Christian church Monday night, it being the first of a series of sermons this distinguished divine proposes to deliver at this place.
    2. Mr. C. W. McCarty, who has been confined to his room for some time with pneumonia, is able again to be at his place of business.
  • West Covington.
    1. Judge Goodwin held a special session of the Police Court last evening at the Town Hall, and a kind of breach-of-the-peace entertainment for the purpose of alleviating some little difficulties in the domestic circle of Judge Ryan, an ex-Judge of this precinct. The Judge acted the double part of witness and adviser to His Honor Judge Goodwin, on the bench, with James Ryan, the prime cause of all the hubbub, as the prisoner at the bar. It appears James had run off the track and got on a big drunk last Friday night, remaining in that condition until Saturday evening, when the family, thinking themselves in bodily danger, caused a warrant to be issued for his arrest. The case was set for Monday evening, but postponed on account of the absence of an important witness until last evening. While the ex-Judge was in the witness box Judge Goodwin asked him a question, which roused his anger, and he retorted with considerable heat. Things looked lively for a few minutes, but order was finally restored by the Justice commanding the witness to be quiet under the penalty of being fined for contempt of court. This having the desired effect, the Judge proceeded to give a sound lecture and some solid sensible advice to his prisoner in regard to his future conduct, which we trust will prove useful to him. He was fined $5 and costs, and held in $100 bonds to keep the peace for six months. His father declined to give bonds, and he was committed to jail in default of bail.
    2. Matthias Fritz was fined $1 and costs, total $5.05, for drunk and disorderly conduct.
  • Hotel Arrivals-Day House: W E Price, Florence, W.S. Trimmell, Walton; Milton Hamilton, Greenwood Lake; Wm Allison, Paris; J N Sleet, Beaver Lick; J B Frazier, Boone county; Edmond Hensley, Grant county; Mrs M A Nicholas and Miss Amanda Taylor, Dry Ridge; W.A. Couchman, Winchester; John J. Fugate, Shawhan Station; C. B. Clarkston, Union; J W Fitzsimmons, Georgetown; W.A. Brann and wife, Morgan Station; B. W. Adams and G. C. Grady, Boone county; F. R. Davis, Lexington; J. W. Tanner and Jack Huls, Paris; H. Warren, Urbana, O; J. P. Vanleuven, Independence; T. J. Roberts, Key West; Mrs. Jerry Poor, Crittenden; Mrs. Baker and Mrs. Thompson, Iowa; O C Utz and W. M. Rouse, Boone County.
  • National Hotel: J. H. Parker, Boone; I. L. McAtee, Union, Boone county; J. A. South, Walton; Jos. W. Pugh, Florence, Boone County; J. F. Senahan, Cincinnati, O; E. W. Murhriel, Walton; George Washburn, Zion Station; Jo.s Schonfield, K C R R; J. O. Bush, Pendleton county; J. M. Sothard, Pendleton County; O. N. Asbury, Germantown; Wm. Syms, Lexington; D. C. Lloyd, Lexington; John Drinkard, Walton; E. Gorman, Walton; O. A. Cleveland, Milford; John Keller, Boyd Station; F. A. Dorsey, Carlisle; Thos. D. Healy, K C R R; Harry Renaker and wife, Harrison county; James Renaker, Harrison county; Jacob Schwartz, Paris; F. Wayland, Grant County; B. Martin, Lusby’s Mills; W. Taylor, Lusby’s Mills; J. W .Tucker, Dry Ridge; N. McClure, Iowa; M. R. Stephens, Union.
  • Kenton County-Independence:
    1. John Mullins had his examining trial before Judge T. Webster, in the Police Court, Monday, upon the charge of killing the cow of Jacob Miller, and was held to appear at the next term of the Criminal Court, in the sum of $200 bail, in default of which he went to jail, to remain at the expense of the county until court convenes in April.
    2. Mr. J. Atwood McCollum, the handsome assistant of Frank W. Gray in the Clerk’s office, left Tuesday morning for Louisville, to be present at the sitting of the Grand Lodge of Good Templars, he being the representative from Perseverance Lodge No. 425, of this place.
    3. Born to A. J. Riley and wife, a son.
  • Capture of a Murderer: City Marshall Groome, having received a description of one John Rakes, charged with the murder of Rober Flowers, in Greenup County, Kentucky and a notification that Rakes was probably in this city, he looked around a little, and found his man in the employment of Mr. Campbell, who is putting some machinery into a little boat just below Ryan’s mill, and arrested him yesterday. Rakes was passing under the name of John Reade, is about eighteen years of age, about five feet eight inches in height, weighs about one hundred fifty pounds, and has a hair-lip. In person he exactly answers the description given in the proclamation of the Governor of Kentucky offering a reward for his arrest. He is in the work-house and will doubtless be held for a requisition. -Vicksburg (Miss.) Herald
  • Farm for Sale: Situated on the Broad Ridge Road, one and a quarter miles east of the Cincinnati Southern Railroad Depot, near Dry Ridge, Grant county, containing 100 acres, 80 acres in grass and cultivation, the remainder is well timbered; fencing all good. It has on it a good Dwelling and out-buildings, a good Orchard of Select fruit in bearing. If not sold at private sale, I will offer it at Public Sale on County Court day in November, in Williamstown. For further information address the owner at Cynthiana. James Hutchinson.


    Transcribed by Jeannie Gallant