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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
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
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.
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
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
- 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
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,
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,
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
- 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
- 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,
- 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.)
- 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