October 29, 2013

Saloon Owner Kills Black-Listed Patron, 1906



[May 11, 1906] -


SOMERSET, KY., May 11.--(Spl.)-- "Stub" Brown shot Odie Paul four times in a saloon here last night.  Paul died three hours later.  Paul, a marble cutter, had served a penitentiary term for killing Ike Helm, at McKinney, several years ago.  He leaves a widow and child.  Brown is a bartender. [1]


[May 12, 1906] -


Victim Had Served a Term in Penitentiary for Killing a Negro.

(Special to The Herald.)

SOMERSET, Ky., May 11.--In a difficulty between Otis Paule and Charles Brown in Wayne's saloon, on the east side of the Public Square, Brown opened fire on Paule with a revolver, fired a number of shots in rapid secession, three or four of which took effect in Paule's face and body.  He staggered from the saloon and fell in the street.  He was carried to the Somerset Sanitarium, where he died a few hours later.  Brown is a bartender in Wayne's saloon.  Paule has been mixed up in difficulties before, and some few years ago was sentenced to the penitentiary for killing a negro at McKinney, several miles north of Somerset, and he was also a participant in a shooting affray at the Liberty fair a few years ago, in which a woman was accidently shot and killed. [2]


[May 15, 1906] -

ODIE PAUL KILLED. -- Charles Brown shot Odie Paul to death at Somerset Thursday night.  The men had quarreled and Brown, who runs a saloon, ordered Paul not to come to his place of business again.  He did not obey the order and when he returned, Brown shot him four times.  Paul was taken to an infirmary where he died in a few hours.  Mr. Paul lived for many years at McKinney, where he and his father conducted a monument business.  He married there and is survived by a wife and son of 10 years.  The remains were brought to McKinney and interred Friday afternoon.  It will be remembered that Mr. Ed Paul, Odie Paul's father, fell from a window of the St. Asaph Hotel and was killed.  Mr. Paul was keeping a boarding house in Somerset and was also engaged with a monument firm. [3]


[May 17, 1906] -


Paule, Who Was Forbidden the Place, Was Killed.

Somerset, Ky., May 12.--Ottie Paule, whose home is at McKinney, Ky., but who has been employed here by Casey & Co., railroad contractors, was shot and killed by Charles Brown, bartender for Spann & Co.  Paule was forbidden the place, but went there and was ordered out by Brown.  In the quarrel that followed Paule was shot, and died a few hours later at the Somerset sanitarium.  Brown was released on $1,000 after the shooting, but was put under guard again when Paule died.  Paule is reputed to have killed a woman at Liberty, Ky., and it is claimed he was paroled from the pen, where he was sentenced for 21 years for killing a man. [4]


[June 5, 1906] -

HELD. -- Charles Brown, who killed Odie Paul at Somerset, was held in $500 to await the action of the Pulaski grand jury. [5]


[1] "Shot By Bartender." Cincinnati Post, Cincinnati, OH. May 11, 1906. Page 15. Genealogybank.com.

[2] "Shot to Death During Quarrel in a Saloon." Lexington Herald, Lexington, KY. May 12, 1906. Page 2. Genealogybank.com.

[3] "Odie Paul Killed." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. May 15, 1906. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85052021/1906-05-15/ed-1/seq-3/

[4] "By the Barkeep." Owingsville Outlook, Owingsville, KY. May 17, 1906. Page 2. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86069620/1906-05-17/ed-1/seq-2/

[5] "Held." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. June 5, 1906. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85052021/1906-06-05/ed-1/seq-3/


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