December 4, 2014

Hotel Proprietor Kills One of His Employees, Laurel, 1900

Previously:

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[October 27, 1900] -

Shot Him in the Dining Room.

London, Ky., Oct. 27.-- C. J. McLear, proprietor of the Catchings hotel, shot and instantly killed Sam Rogers, his colored porter. Rogers had been drinking and was ordered to leave by McLear. He refused to go and was shot down in the dining room. McLear is under guard. [1]





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[November 1, 1900] -


C. J. McLear, proprietor of a hotel at London, shot and killed Sam Rogers, an employe. [2]




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[November 2, 1900] -


We are sorrow to learn that our friend C. J. McLear, of London, is in trouble, however, from what we can hear, he will have no trouble in vendicating himself. [3]





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[November 6, 1900] -


C. J. McLear, proprietor of the Catching Hotel at London, was held in $5,000 bond for killing his porter, Sam Rogers. [4]





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[December 11, 1900] -

J. C. McLear, of London, who shot and killed Sam Rogers, his colored porter, has been sued by Rogers' widow for $10,000 damages. McLear is the proprietor of the Catchings Hotel. He is under $5,000 bond for killing Rogers. [5]




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[February 8, 1901] -

C. J. McLear, of London, was indicted Monday in the Laurel Circuit Court, for the murder of Sam Regers, his colored porter. We hope a full investigation will prove him innocent. [6]





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[February 8, 1901] -

C. J. McLear, of the Catching Hotel at London, was indicted on the charge of murdering a negro porter. [7]



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[February 12, 1901] -


An attempt was made to assassinate C. J. McLear, who was acquitted of killing a Negro at London. [8]




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[February 12, 1901] -


C. J. McLear, proprietor of the Catching Hotel at London, was acquitted of killing his Negro porter, Sam Rogers. [9]




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[February 12, 1901] -

Hotel Keeper Shot At.

London, Ky., Feb. 11.--An attempt was made to assassinate C. J. McLear, proprietor of the Catching hotel of this place. McLear was acquitted in the circuit court hear Saturday for killing his negro porter a few months ago, and the negroes here were very much incensed over his acquittal. It is supposed that some negro fired the shot which missed McLear only a few inches while he was sitting near the front window in the hotel office. [10]





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[February 15, 1901] -

Mr. C. J. McLear, who was acquitted in the Laurel circuit court, for the murder of Sam Rogers, his colored porter, was fired upon by some unknown parties, the ball striking in the wall near him. [11]




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[April 23, 1901] -

Hotel Windsor Changed Hands

Mr. Clifton J. McLeer, of London, Ky., a hotel manager of long exper[i]ence, has rented the Hotel Windsor, in this city, and will take charge the first of May. Mr. McLeer comes highly recommended both as a gentlemen and a landlord. A clipping from The Hotel World, says:

"Mr. Clifton J. McLeer, who has for ten years been proprietor of the Catching Hotel at London, Ky., goes on May 1st to the Windsor Hotel at Paris, Ky., which he takes charge of as proprietor. He has had sixteen years experience as a hotel proprietor. The Windsor is the lea[d]ing hotel of Paris." [12]





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[1] "Shot Him in the Dining Room." Daily Public Ledger, Maysville, KY. October 27, 1900. Page 2. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86069117/1900-10-27/ed-1/seq-2/

[2] Excerpt from "General News." The Central Record, Lancaster, KY. November 1, 1900. Page 4. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86069201/1900-11-01/ed-1/seq-4/

[3] Excerpt from "Personal and Otherwise." Mount Vernon Signal, Mt. Vernon, KY. November 2, 1900. Page 5. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86069561/1900-11-02/ed-1/seq-5/

[4] Excerpt from "In Neighboring Counties." Semi-Weekly Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. November 6, 1900. Page 4. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85052020/1900-11-06/ed-1/seq-4/

[5] Semi-Weekly Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. December 11, 1900. Page 1. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85052020/1900-12-11/ed-1/seq-1/

[6] Excerpt from "Locals." Mount Vernon Signal, Mount Vernon, KY. February 8, 1901. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86069561/1901-02-08/ed-1/seq-3/

[7] Excerpt from "In Neighboring Counties." Semi-Weekly Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. February 8, 1901. Page 1. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85052020/1901-02-08/ed-1/seq-1/

[8] Excerpt from "In Neighboring Counties." Semi-Weekly Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. February 12, 1901. Page 1. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85052020/1901-02-12/ed-1/seq-1/

[9] Excerpt from "In Neighboring Counties." Semi-Weekly Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. February 12, 1901. Page 1. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85052020/1901-02-12/ed-1/seq-1/

[10] "Hotel Keeper Shot At." The Evening Bulletin, Maysville, KY. February 12, 1901. Page 1. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn87060190/1901-02-12/ed-1/seq-1/

[11] Excerpt from "Locals." Mount Vernon Signal, Mt. Vernon, KY. February 15, 1901. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86069561/1901-02-15/ed-1/seq-3/

[12] "Hotel Windsor Changed Hands." The Bourbon News, Paris, KY. April 23, 1901. Page 2. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86069873/1901-04-23/ed-1/seq-2/


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