May 1, 2015

Various Non-Fatal Shootings, Affrays, and Other Criminal Incidents, 1870s

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Click here for a list of my other Pulaski/Rockcastle/Laurel County KY articles

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The clippings below are non-fatal incidents (as far as I know) that reportedly took place in either Pulaski, Rockcastle, or Laurel county. I've clipped all these over time because I've found it to be a helpful research aid so I don't have to backtrack if I later come across an article that says, for example, someone died of a gunshot wound. I know it's not the most efficient way to do things, but it works for me.

In keeping with other posts on this blog, I'm going to organize these by decade. This list/collection is hardly comprehensive and is a work in progress. I plan to continue to update these posts as if they were still just the file on my harddrive, except now they're public. This means that future updates will only be denoted by a change of date on the next line. 

Last updated: 7/13/2017

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Various Non-Fatal Shootings, Affrays, and Other Criminal Incidents, 1870s


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[] Excerpt from Column 3. Kentucky Advocate, Danville, KY. March 31, 1871. Page 3. Newspapers.com.

[ROCKCASTLE] [March 31, 1871] -

Shooting Affray. -- At Pine Hill, Rockcastle county, Ky., last Monday, an affray took place between Mr. L. Jones and Capt. Roberts, in which the latter was shot and dangerously, if not fatally, wounded. Roberts was preparing to go to Illinois, and expected to leave that day, and, it is said, had threatened to shoot Jones at sight. This threat coming to the knowledge of Jones, he prepared himself, and, upon meeting Roberts, commenced firing at him. One shot entered near the spine and came out at the hip, and will probably prove fatal. []





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[] "Fracas in Lincoln." Kentucky Advocate, Danville, KY. September 29, 1871. Page 3. Newspapers.com.

[LINCOLN] [September 29, 1871] -

FRACAS IN LINCOLN. -- Quite a serious difficulty took place in Lincoln county, on Saturday last, between Jas. Robinson and Dennis Soper, in which the former received seven cuts with a knife, three in the back, two in the left arm, and one in the abdomen, and one in the breast. The latter is considered a very dangerous wound. Mr. Soper will have his trial at Stanford to-day, so we are informed, and as the matter will undergo a legal investigation, we forbear giving particulars. []



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[] Excerpt from "Lincoln County Items." Kentucky Advocate, Danville, KY. October 6, 1871. Page 2. Newspapers.com.

[LINCOLN] [October 6, 1871] -


RECOVERING.

Mr. James Robinson, of this county, who was stabbed in seven places recently by Dennis Soper, is rapidly recovering, and will be out in a week or two.

EXAMINING TRIAL.

Dennis Soper and son, who had the altercation with James Robinson, above referred to, will have their examining trial on Thursday, at Stanford, before Judge Saufley, our County Court Judge. They are charged with stabbing and wounding, with intent to kill. Col. G. W. Dunlap and J. A. Anderson, Esq., of Lancaster, are engaged as counsel for the accused, and R. C. Warren, our County Attorney, assisted by H. T. Harris, Esq., will appear in the prosecution for the Commonwealth. We will report for your paper the result of the trial. []



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[] Excerpt from "Lincoln County News." Kentucky Advocate, Danville, KY. November 10, 1871. Page 2. Newspapers.com.

[LINCOLN] [November 10, 1871] -

A BOLD ROBBER. -- One of the boldest and most determined robbers we have heard of lately, turned up in the person of one Jo. Owsley, a negro man of this place. He went into the Ale Saloon of Mr. Gensle[?] for the purpose of robbing the money drawer. It was in broad day light, about nine o'clock in the morning. He got into the drawer. Mr. G. being out at the time and just returned in time to see the thief at his nefarious work. He at once seized upon the negro who fought him manfully and bit him severely in several places in his effort to escape, and finally broke loose and made off safely with his ill gotten gains. No clue to him since. This same chap was whipped at our Circuit Court for thieving, by a judgment of that tribunal. []



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[] Excerpt from "Local and Personal." The Kentucky Advocate, Danville, KY. December 1, 1871. Page 3. Newspapers.com.

[BOYLE?] [December 1, 1871] -

"Have we a town government?" is the question now asked. If so, why is not the effort made to enforce the law against all those who make the night hideous with their drunken yells and awaken the town at all hours? Last Monday night, there was a rapid and continuous discharge of fire-arms equal to the late disturbance caused by the panic-stricken negroes when they thought the Ku-Klux were in town. We need, and should have a good, reliable night police. []






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"Shooting." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. March 15, 1872. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1872-03-15/ed-1/seq-3/

[LINCOLN][March 15, 1872] -


Shooting.

Mr. Carrol Humber, a young man of Crab Orchard, Kentucky, shot Wm. G. Collier who lives near that place, on Monday last. Several shots were fired, two of which took effect, one in the arm and the other near the neck. The wounds are very slight, as Mr. Collier is out and attending to business. The difficulty grew out of some private misunderstanding. An examining trial will be held in a few days. []



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[] Excerpt from "Petitions for Pardons." List of Pardons Granted by Governor Luke P. Blackburn, from September 3, 1879 to March 23, 1881. Kentucky Legislative Documents, Volumes 2 and 3. Page 549. Googlebooks.

[LINCOLN][March 1, 1881] -

Pardon No. 826.

The Commonwealth of Kentucky against Carroll K. Hamber.

The grand jury of Lincoln county, in the name and by the authority of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, accuse Carroll K. Hamber of the crime of malicious shooting and wounding with the intent to kill.

Committed as follows, viz: The said Carroll K. Hamber did, on the 11th day of March, 1872, in the county aforesaid, unlawfully, willfully, maliciously, and feloniously shoot at and wound with intent to kill, one W. G. Collier, with a pistol loaded with powder and ball, of which said wounding the said Collier, then and there did not die; against the peace and dignity of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

M. H. Owsley, Attorney for the Commonwealth.

The following indorsement appears on the indictment: No. 16, a true bill, H. Roberts, foreman, April 19th, 1872, filed.

W. H. Miller, Clerk.

Lincoln Circuit Court, October term, 1873.

Commonwealth of Kentucky, Plaintiff, vs. C. K. Hamber, Defendant.

“Ordered that these prosecutions be filed away, with leave reserved to the Commonwealth’s Attorney to have them reinstated upon this cout docket.

The following is the indorsement on the bench warrant:

“The defendant may give bail in the sum of one hundred dollars, and if he desires to give such bail, it may be taken by the Sheriff of the county in which he is arrested, or by the Sheriff of Lincoln county.

W.H. Miller, Clerk L. C.
By w. E. Varnon, D. C.

I, James P. Bailey, Clerk of the Lincoln Circuit Court, do certify the foregoing to be a true copy of the records I found in my office in the above styled case; and the order filing away is the last order in said case.

Attest:  J. P. Bailey, Clerk Lincoln Circuit Court.

To his Excellency, Gov. James B. Cantrill:

Your petitioners respectfully represent that in 1872, at the April term of the Lincoln Circuit Court, Carroll K. Hamber was indicted for maliciously wounding one Wm. Collier, in this, Lincoln county; that at the October term, 1873, the said indictment was filed away with leave to reinstate; that the said C. K. Hamber, in pursuance of an intention sustained and declared long before, went to Missouri in 1872, where he has ever since lived. Certain persons, for sinister purposes, are now endeavoring to have said indictment reinstated, and a requisition issued to bring said Hamber pack to trial, or rather to bring him back, and subject him to a harassing suit for damages. The man Collier was not seriously injured, and we know no public good to be subserved by disinterring an old case of this kind, which has long since ceased to be generally remembered.

We respectfully ask your Excellency to grant the said C. K. Hamber a pardon for the said alleged offense.

[list of names signing pardon, see link in citation for list]

I am familiar with some of the facts and circumstances connected with this case, and the immediate inducement to the difficulty in which Collier was wounded, and i think it is a case that justifies Executive clemency.


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[] Excerpt from "From Somerset." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. June 7, 1872. Page 3. LOC.  http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1872-06-07/ed-1/seq-3/

[PULASKI] [June 7, 1872] -


AN AFFRAY.

During the ceremonies of decoration day, and near the immense crowd assembled, three men by the name of Burton made an attack upon a man by the name of Muse, the latter in self-defense cutting one of the Burtons with a knife, when a brother of the wounded man struck Muse with a rock, shattering his cheek bone, which settled the difficulty, the gallant Burtons taking to their heels and Muse going for the doctor. []


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[] Excerpt from "From Mount Vernon." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. January 3, 1873. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1873-01-03/ed-1/seq-3/

[ROCKCASTLE] [January 3, 1873] -

DIFFICULTY.

A difficulty occurred on the evening of Christmas day, between Wm. Cook and V. Shilpot, at Gresham & Ward's store, over a bottle of brandy. Cook shot at Shilpot, but missed him and hit Thos. Miller, inflicting an ugly wound. The ball was extracted by Dr. Brown, who thinks the wound not dangerous. No arrests. []




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[] Excerpt from "Pulaski Column." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. May 9, 1873. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1873-05-09/ed-1/seq-3/

[PULASKI] [May 9, 1873] -


In the evening after the voting was about over a spirited debate arose upon the streets between two colored divines which attracted a large crowd composed of both white and black, who were laughing heartily and enjoying the fun until some mischievous fellow threw a large sized fire-cracker into the crowd which exploded dispersing them in double quick, presenting one of the most ludicrous scenes we ever witnessed. []




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[] Excerpt from "Pulaski Column." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. January 2, 1874. Page 2. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1874-01-02/ed-1/seq-2/

[PULASKI] [January 2, 1874] -


HIGHWAY ROBBERY.

On Saturday night the 13th inst., while James L. Colyer was returning to his home in the upper part of our county, from Mount Vernon, was attacked by four men in disguise coming from the bushes on the side of the public road with drawn weapons, who stopped his horse and first demanded his arms, Colyer, although a brave man, seeing that he was overpowered gave up his pistol which was returned to him after the robbers had drawn their loads; they then demanded his money which they got, amounting to the sum of $100, and also his watch, which they examined and threw against a tree, it being of small value.

Mr. Colyer has been for some time past a deputy Sheriff of our county, is a clever gentleman and makes a clever and vigilant officer. []



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[] Excerpt from "Pulaski County Department." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. May 1, 1874. Page 2. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1874-05-01/ed-1/seq-2/

[PULASKI] [May 1, 1874] -


Prisoner Shot.

On Tuesday last, John Meece came to our town and obtained a warrant against Green Riley Dykes for making an attempt to shoot him. The warrant was placed in the hands of one of our officers, who summoned a posse to assist him in making the arrest, who, it seems, were accompanied by Meece. The arresting party repared to the house of Dykes, who surrendered without any resistance, but afterwards, perceiving Meece to be in the crowd, he became enraged and made some warlike demonstrations toward him, when Meece drew a favorite little companion in the shape of a pistol and shot the said Dykes; the ball penetrating the forehead, ranging around the head and lodging between the bones. The physician who attended Dykes pronounced the wound a serious but not a mortal one. The ball has not yet been extracted. []



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[] Excerpt from Column 3. The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. May 8, 1874. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1874-05-08/ed-1/seq-3/

[ROCKCASTLE] [May 8, 1874] -


One of the prisoners, Wm. Johnson, colored, was sent for a term of fifteen years on three indictments, viz: horse-stealing, burning the Mt. Vernon jail, and assaulting and attempting to kill the jailor. []




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[] "Love and Romance." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. June 26, 1874. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1874-06-26/ed-1/seq-3/ (Letter to IJ from Will C. Curd dated June 22, 1874)

[PULASKI] [June 22, 1874] -


LOVE AND ROMANCE.

Desperate Encounter and Serious Wounding!

Do Not Covet Thy Neighbor's Wife.

On Thursday last, a colored man by the name of Baughman, of wooden leg notoriety, came to our town accompanied by a colored woman, the wife of George Owens, of this place, who had abandoned the said George some time since, leaving Somerset in company with one Hugh Elliott, of color, whom we learn have been residing together in Danville since their departure from here up to the time that Mrs. Owens made the acquaintance of the alluring captivating pensioner of Danville, when a separation and difficulty occurred; in which Mrs. O. received a wound in her forehead which will perhaps disfigure her beautiful face for all time to come -- however, this did not break the spell; her new devotion still clung to the old soldier boy, and Hugh was left sad, forsaken and alone.

On Saturday morning they retraced their steps towards the blue-grass pastures and had reached a point near Henry Reynold's, about one mile beyond Cuba, in our county, when, horror of horrors! they met the wronged and insulted Hugh, armed as custom directs, with a shotgun and two navies, who fired upon first sight, the contents of the shotgun taking effect in the forehead of Baughman just above the right eye, who fell from the buggy to the ground. Hugh then attempted to take hold of the horse which had become considerably frightened from the report of the gun, but failed to catch him, he turning suddenly in the direction of Somerset. Mrs. O. jumping from the buggy ran into the yard of Mr. Reynolds, taking refuge behind him and calling on him for protection. She was immediately pursued by Hugh who told Reynolds that if he offered to protect her he would kill them both. Reynolds, of course, stepped aside without further orders, when the determined, desperate Hugh, left for the woods taking Mrs. O. with him, threatening to kill her if she did not go; believing at the time he had killed Baughman.

Baughman was yet alive yesterday, and perhaps will recover, but his condition is a critical one. Mrs. O. is now ministering to his wants at Reynold's, and reports that she made her escape from Hugh.

Hugh's father and brothers reside here, and are peaceable and reliable negroes; so Hugh has heretofore borne the reputation of being a quiet boy. []



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[] Excerpt from "Crimes." Cincinnati Daily Gazette, Cincinnati, OH. June 23, 1874. Page 1. Genealogybank.com.

[PULASKI] [June 23, 1874] -

A special to the Courier-Journal says a man named John Broughan was assassinated by Hugh Ellet, in Pulaski County, Ky., this morning. Ellet's wife had left him and taken up with Brougham, a few weeks since. This morning Brougham was riding through the woods in a buggy, accompanied by Cleet's wife, when Cleet rose suddenly from the brush and fired both loads of a double barreled shot gun into Brougham's breast, inflicting fatal wounds.

The horse ran away and threw the woman and wounded man in the road. Ellet then robbed the body of his victim, seized the woman, and disappeared in the brush. He has not been captured. []



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[] Excerpt from "Pulaski County Department." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. July 10, 1874. Page 3. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1874-07-10/ed-1/seq-3/

[PULASKI] [July 10, 1874] -


Shooting with Intent to Kill.

Riley Tarter, accused of the crime of shooting and wounding Perkins Baker with intent to kill, had his examining trial a few days since, before Judges Zachary and DeHoff, who sent him on to further trial, fixing his bail at the sum of $500.

It is supposed that Baker will recover, although his wound is a serious one; several of the shot taking effect in his right eye. []



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[] Excerpt from "Pulaski Department" The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. July 17, 1874. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1874-07-17/ed-1/seq-3/

[PULASKI] [July 17, 1874] -


Highway Robbery.

On last Tuesday evening, a little while after dark, a man by the name of Hill was attacked by unknown parties, about two miles from our town near the railroad line, knocked down with a club or rock, and while in a senseless condition was robbed of about $150--his hard earnings as a hand upon the road. His life was at first despaired of, but under good treatment and nursing it is now thought that he will recover.

A man whose name we cannot learn, was also knocked down upon our streets, a few nights since, at a late hour, for the purpose of robbery by some midnight scoundrel. []



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[] Excerpt from "Pulaski County News." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. October 9, 1874. Page 2. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1874-10-09/ed-1/seq-2/

[PULASKI] [October 9, 1874] -


One Irwin Taylor shot and wounded David Bails, a few days since, in the vicinity of Point Isabel, with intent to kill, for which crime he is indicted. []



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[] Excerpt from "Home Jottings." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. December 25, 1874. Page 3. LOC.

[LINCOLN] [December 25, 1874] -


A warrant for the arrest of seven young men in this county, charged with Kukluxing on last Wednesday night, was placed in the hands of an officer on Tuesday. []




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[] Excerpt from "Home Jottings." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. January 15, 1875. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1875-01-15/ed-1/seq-3/

[LINCOLN] [January 15, 1875] -

We mentioned some weeks since, the fact that a warrant for the arrest of seven men, charged with Ku Kluxing the family of Nelson Moore, had been issued. Only one of the seven has been arrested and admitted to bail in the sum of $300 for his appearance at the examining Court. Not wishing to risk the trial, he ran off, thus forfeiting his bond. W. D. Moore, is the party referred to. A warrant for the arrest of Nelson Moore and his two sons, was also issued, charging them with another offense, and on the trial of one of the sons, he was acquitted, and a nol pros entered as to the other. The older Moore was also acquitted. []




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[] Excerpt from "Home Jottings." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. January 22, 1875. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1875-01-22/ed-1/seq-3/

[LINCOLN] [January 22, 1875] -


Three of the seven men charged with Kukluxing the family of Nelson Moore, came to town on Monday last, waived an examination, and gave bail for the appearance at the April Circuit Court, to answer the charge. []



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[] Excerpt from "Home Jottings." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. January 15, 1875. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1875-01-15/ed-1/seq-3/

[LINCOLN] [January 15, 1875] -

We mentioned some weeks since, the fact that a warrant for the arrest of seven men, charged with Ku Kluxing the family of Nelson Moore, had been issued. Only one of the seven has been arrested and admitted to bail in the sum of $300 for his appearance at the examining Court. Not wishing to risk the trial, he ran off, thus forfeiting his bond. W. D. Moore, is the party referred to. A warrant for the arrest of Nelson Moore and his two sons, was also issued, charging them with another offense, and on the trial of one of the sons, he was acquitted, and a nol pros entered as to the other. The older Moore was also acquitted. []


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[] Excerpt from "Home Jottings." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. January 22, 1875. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1875-01-22/ed-1/seq-3/

[LINCOLN] [January 22, 1875] -

Three of the seven men charged with Kukluxing the family of Nelson Moore, came to town on Monday last, waived an examination, and gave bail for their appearance at the April Circuit Court, to answer the charge. []




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[] Excerpt from "Lincoln County News." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. January 29, 1875. Page 3. LOC.

[LINCOLN] [January 29, 1875] -

There was a war at Milledgeville, last Friday night, in which one of the parties was severely stabbed, and the other shot, while young Russell, who, we learn, was endeavoring to separate the combatants was slightly cut. The principals have been but a short time in the neighborhood. We are, therefore, unable to give their names. []




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[] Excerpt from "Home Jottings." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. March 5, 1875. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1875-03-05/ed-1/seq-3/

[PULASKI] [March 5, 1875] -


CUTTING AFFRAY. -- Mr. Berry Ware, an old citizen living in Pulaski Co., was seriously stabbed by his son-in-law, Josiah Bishop, on Friday last. It seems that Bishop had taken one of Mr. Ware's horses without his consent, and ridden off some distance. On his return, Mr. Ware remonstrated with him on such conduct, when a rough and tumble fight ensued, Ware getting the better of the young man. It was while Ware had him down that Bishop did the cutting--reaching over and inflicting seven severe wounds in his back. []





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[] Excerpt from "Letter from Somerset." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. April 9, 1875. Page 1. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1875-04-09/ed-1/seq-1/

[PULASKI] [April 9, 1875] -


On Monday, the first day of the Circuit Court, while our marshal was attempting to persuade a lot of drunken rowdies to leave town without further disturbance, one of them drew a pistol and fired at him. This caused the others to desire a chance to show off "blood" that was in them, and the whole of them began firing at the officer, who, as he called for help, attempted to discharge his pistol at one or two of them, but did not succeed. He was quickly reinforced by some of our old and best citizens. After twenty-five shots and one or two foot races, some of the law and peace breakers were jugged, the others escaping to their hiding places. It is something remarkable that so many shots were aimed at Major Elliot, the  marshal, and still he passed through all with scarcely a scratch. He proved, however, that he would stand fire, though he was himself virtually unarmed. Only one or two persons were injured during the affray, and they very slightly.

During the night following the difficulty the men escaped from the jail by crawling out through "Leon's Tunnel" (hole in the wall.)

We are glad to know that this difficulty has awakened our people to a sense of the condition to which our town is being brought by a set of men (?) who seem determined to follow this hell-born vocation, bid defiance to all law, and not once consider the welfare, peace or happiness of their fellow creatures. []



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[] Excerpt from "Pulaski County News." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. June 6, 1875. Page 2. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1875-06-04/ed-1/seq-2/

[PULASKI] [June 6, 1875] -


PULASKI COUNTY NEWS.

Somerset.

A difficulty has been on hands for some days between some hands on the road four miles of this place, which was likely to have resulted in bloodshed. It appears that a father and his two sons, from some cause or other, had armed themselves and taken position on the road intending to murder a young man named W. W. Sadler, or drive him off the road. But it [....] drive well for on meeting them with leveled guns and warnings that he must leave, he asked them to await his return. He procured a shot gun, and amidst the cries of women and children that "Go back, John is so bad," he charged down the line until he captured his former position on the work. Here the difficulty was stopped by a peace warrant issued at the instance of Mr. Bowyer. []


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[] Excerpt from "Home Jottings." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. July 2, 1875. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1875-07-02/ed-1/seq-3/

[ROCKCASTLE][July 2, 1875] -

SHOOTING AFFAIR. -- We learn from passengers on yesterday morning's train from Livingston; that a serious affray took place yesterday between Wm. R. Dillion and Ben. Goodin and his son, which resulted in the wounding of Goodin's son, by a pistol shot, and the wounding also, of W. R. Dillion, slightly. The difficulty grew out of an attachment suit brought by Goodin against Dillion. []



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[] Excerpt from "Pulaski County News -- Cato." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. July 2, 1875. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1875-07-02/ed-1/seq-3/

[PULASKI] [July 2, 1875] -

A row occurred a few days ago, in the ale saloon kept by Jno. Hubble, at this place, in which Hubble is said to have paddled his man severely--who was drunk. Would it not be advisable for Squire Graves to enquire into the offense? []



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[] Excerpt from "Pulaski County News -- Somerset." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. August 6, 1875. Page 2. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1875-08-06/ed-1/seq-2/

[PULASKI][August 6, 1875] -

A negro was brought before the Police Court on Thursday, charged with shooting with intent to kill. It was proven that he shot at a small negro boy on the day of the election because the boy laughed at him. He went back to jail. 


The election passed off quietly, except one or two wordy broils. Two men named Tuttle and Hartgrove, came near fighting, but were prevented by the Police. A young fellow, Silas Denham, drew a pistol and amused himself by firing a number of shots at the sidewalk. A lot of young scrubs who were drunk, remained until late in the evening, and attempted to get a "fuss." What are town laws for, if not to "jug" such fellows? The Republican ticket carried the county by about the usual majority. Selling whisky on the sly, elected A. M. Parsons to the Marshalship of our town, and Al did not sell the whisky either. []





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[] Excerpt from "Election Day." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. August 6, 1875. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1875-08-06/ed-1/seq-3/

[LINCOLN][August 6, 1875] -

Election Day.

August the second has come and gone. -- A very large crowd was in town all day, and what with the excitement of the election and a counter excitement produced by the imbibation of mean whisky freely dealt out by the friends of the various candidates, a considerable noise and shouting were indulged in, though no serious disturbance took place. A drunken individual, however, was so boisterous in his enthusiasm concerning his favorite candidate that an attempt was made by his friends to take him out of town, but some other of his friends, deemed the rights of a free citizen infringed upon by those bodily conveying him against his will, interfered, and for a time there was every indication of a pitched battle, but the coolness of Sheriff Withers and several other gentlemen of less excitable disposition, soon quieted the mob, and order again reigned in Warsaw, after a fashion.

A perfect Babel of confusion was kept up all day, and the amount of mean whisky drank was simply astonishing. Money was freely spent; and votes which went at the nominal price of twenty-five cents early in the day would have brought a much higher figure as the day advanced. We quote medium to choice 25c to $2.50.

That there was a vast amount of swapping indulged in there can be no doubt, and our State ticket was almost forgotten, while the little county races seemed to occupy the attention of all. []



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[] Excerpt from "Boyle County -- Danville." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. August 13, 1875. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1875-08-13/ed-1/seq-3/

[BOYLE] [August 13, 1875] -

Since the election, Danville has been very quiet. For about two weeks the whole town and county was in a state of great excitement. The Radicals were sure of victory and the Democrats determined to put forth every exertion in order to come off victorious. A great deal of whisky was drank, and a large amount of money, we understand, was given for votes. But now, it is all forgotten and passed, and no one remembers any such things, especially about the whisky and money. The manner in which elections are conducted, is a disgrace to civilized communities. The day will be hailed with joy, when the candidates for offices will be elected by a sober and intelligent people. []




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[] Excerpt from "Home Jottings." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. August 27, 1875. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1875-08-27/ed-1/seq-3/

[LINCOLN] [August 27, 1875] -

A man told a reporter of the Journal, last Tuesday, that about five miles beyond King's Mountain tunnel, a negro man shot at and probably wounded an Irishman. The matter seems to have been kept a profound secret, as we have been unable to learn any particulars. However, the report may be true. If so, we presume that there will be some effort made to ascertain the facts in the case. []



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[] Excerpt from "From Stanford to Somerset." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. September 3, 1875. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1875-09-03/ed-1/seq-3/

[PULASKI] [September 3, 1875] -

A man was tried here in the early part of the week, for trying to bully one of the trustees of the town into a fight. He was fined $10 and costs. His name is Silas Denham. []





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[] Excerpt from "Home Jottings." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. September 17, 1875. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1875-09-17/ed-1/seq-3/

[LINCOLN] [September 17, 1875] -

The Ku Klux seem to be operating in the neighborhood of Crab Orchard. Mr. A. M. Hiatt, a good citizen of that end of the county,has received several notices of late, from these gentry, and has found it necessary to guard his premises at night. Several shots, we learn, were exchanged by the parties on last Monday night, resulting in one horse being slightly wounded. []




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[] Excerpt from "Home Jottings." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. September 24, 1875. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1875-09-24/ed-1/seq-3/

[LINCOLN] [September 24, 1875] -

SERIOUS CUTTING. -- We learn that a serious difficulty occurred at the Walnut Flat, in this county, last Wednesday morning, between a man named Rout, and one named Russell. They quarrelled, and Rout cut, or cut at Russell, when Russell struck Rout with a hatchet, inflicting a dangerous wound in the side. []





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[] Excerpt from "Pulaski County News." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. September 24, 1875. Paeg 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1875-09-24/ed-1/seq-3/

[PULASKI] [September 24, 1875] -

A Mr. Burch, has lately been placed in jail, charged with shooting at Wm. Jackson. Wm. Jackson was tried here last week for procuring an "order" from a railroad man, by the use of a pistol, a shot gun, and broad threats--found guilty of assault, and gave his hundred dollar bail bond. He was then re-arrested, and will be tried today, for bad behavior at somebody's house. []




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[] Excerpts from "Court Items." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. October 29, 1875. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1875-10-29/ed-1/seq-3/

[LINCOLN] [October 29, 1875] -


The case of the State against Andy Owsley, charged with cutting and wounding with intent to kill another colored man, was tried, but the jury "hung."

Commonwealth against David Payne, for carrying concealed a deadly weapon, the jury found him guilty and fixed his fine at $50, and his punishment at 15 days in the county jail.

Commonwealth against John Tucker, for carrying concealed deadly weapon, resulted in a verdict of not guilty.

Wm. Hurst, who has been in jail for seven or eight months was sentenced to the penitentiary for a year, on charge of grand larceny.

In the case of the Commonwealth against Ben. Martin, charged with carrying concealed a deadly weapon, the jury was not able to agree--and were, of course, discharged. []




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[] Excerpt from "Home Jottings." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. February 11, 1876. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1876-02-11/ed-1/seq-3/

[LINCOLN] [February 11, 1876] -

Hiram Dudderar, who lives at Hall's Gap, on the Somerset pike, was alarmed last Tuesday night, by the firing of pistols in front of his house. It appeared that a young regiment had opened on it, for the house was riddled with bullets, and the windows shot and knocked to splinters. We have not learned who was suspected of the deed. Whoever it was, deserves the severest punishment. Whatever may have been the exciting cause, it did not furnish grounds for the cowardly deed, as the Courts are open for the redress of all real or supposed grievances. Dudderar, with his wife and children, were in the house, it is said, and the wonder is that some of them were not wounded or killed. There was certainly an attempt to do one, or both which makes the assault all the more criminal. The good name which the counties of Lincoln, and a few others in Central Kentucky, have always maintained, should not be tarnished at this late day. The foregoing disturbance, like four-fifths of all similar affairs, doubtless had its origin in a whisky bottle. []



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[] Excerpt from "Home Jottings." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. March 3, 1876. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1876-03-03/ed-1/seq-3/

[LINCOLN] [March 3, 1876] -

We learn that Sim. H. Bryant shot at John Stephenson in Crab Orchard last Saturday, but missed him. The difficulty arose out of an old quarrel. Stephenson, some years ago, shot at and wounded Bryant pretty severely, and they have never made friends since. []


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[] Excerpt from "Local News." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. March 31, 1876. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1876-03-31/ed-1/seq-3/

[LINCOLN] [March 31, 1876] -


A man named Potter, supposed to be one of the King's Mountain Ku Klux, was arrested and tried, and sent on for further trial at our April Court. he was lodged in Jail here. []



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[ibid] Excerpt from "Local News." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. March 31, 1876. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1876-03-31/ed-1/seq-3/

[LINCOLN] [March 31, 1876] -

MYSTERIOUS. -- There is a report from King's Mountain, of a raid savoring of the old fashioned Ku Klux style of things. It seems that there is a widow named Sickles, residing there, in whose family is an unmarried daughter. A young man named Plunkey, has been paying court to the younger woman for some time, and has been warned by outside parties to quit the premises. On Sunday night last, the woman sought refuge at Capt. Venables, betraying considerable alarm, and alleging that their house had been entered by a mob, and the young man taken away. He was missing on Monday. The occupants of several shanties, state that they heard a party passing in the night in which, was one pleading piteously for release. During the search which ensued, a collar, identified as Plunkey's, and a bloody rope were found. The man had not turned up on Tuesday afternoon. []


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[] Excerpt from "Local News." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. April 7, 1876. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1876-04-07/ed-1/seq-3/

[LINCOLN] [April 7, 1876] -

Four men, namely, John Simms, Mike Geary, Andy Griffin and James Hickey, charged with complicity in the King's Mountain abduction, were arrested and brought before Esquires Carson and McAlister, in Stanford, for an examining trial on Tuesday last--Simms and Geary were acquitted, but Griffin and Hickey were held to answer at the April Circuit Court, and allowed to give bail in $100 each, for their appearance, which was given, Flint and Gorman going on their bonds. []



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[] Excerpt from "Local News." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. April 7, 1876. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1876-04-07/ed-1/seq-3/

[LINCOLN] [April 7, 1876] -

The citizens of King's Mountain village are very indignant, and greatly outraged over the disappearance of young Plumley, and say that they intend to keep up the search for him, in that locality, until they find him, or become satisfied that he is not in that vicinity. A pond near there has been dragged all over, supposing that if he had been killed he might be found in it. An impression prevails to some extent, that Plumley is still alive, but that he has been compelled to flee the country, and under threats of future violence, to keep his whereabouts unknown to the public. []




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[] Excerpt from "Local News." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. April 14, 1876. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1876-04-14/ed-1/seq-3/

[LINCOLN] [April 14, 1876] -

Plumley. -- The young man Plumley who was supposed to have been murdered at King's Mountain Tunnel, has turned up near Somerset, considerably bruised. He says the man Potter, now in jail here, was the only man arrested who did him serious harm. That he, with several others of the crowd along with him, who have since fled the country, hung him up for a while, but cut him down again. It is reported that those who have been bailed out, have left the country, or will leave before Court. Potter is said to be a bad man, and to have been guilty of wrongs heretofore, and that he has been in a worse prison than the Stanford jail. []



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[] Excerpt from "." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. April 28, 1876. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1876-04-28/ed-1/seq-3/

[LINCOLN] [April 28, 1876] -


Potter, charged with Ku Kluxing at King's Mountain Tunnel, had his case continued until next Court, his bail was fixed at $100, which he was unable to give. The bonds of Griffin and Hickey, accused of the same crime, were forfeited. []




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[] Excerpt from "Pulaski County News." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. July 21, 1876. Page 2. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1876-07-21/ed-1/seq-2/

[PULASKI] [July 21, 1876] -

Mr. Turpin, who was struck on the head by his cousin, during a drunken brawl, last week, and received a fracture of the skull, has been near the point of death all the week. The Doctors reported his case now as improving, with a fair prospect of his recovery. []





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[] Excerpt from "Pulaski County News." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. August 4, 1876. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1876-08-04/ed-1/seq-3/

[PULASKI] [August 4, 1876] -


HAMBURG--ANOTHER NEGRO SHOT AT--TROOPS NEEDED IN SOMERSET.-- The above is the way the following item will be headed by the time it reaches the Cincinnati Gazette. Old man Reed, a clever blacksmith, resided in town, having learned from his daughter that a negro man had addressed an insulting letter to hear, sallied forth on Monday morning last, to wreak his vengeance on him. Coming up on the object of his search on Main street, he accosted him, and, after a few angry words had passed, proceeded with a stick to convince the would-be miscegenator, that there would never be enough amendments added to the Constitution to admit a negro's familiarity with his family. During the performance, the negro either drew, or let fall from his person, a pistol, which the irate Reed promptly seized and emptied the contents of a barrel in it, as the negro disappeared behind a neighboring corner. About this time Reed, fils [son], came up, and wrenching the pistol from pere [father], commenced firing at long range at the hill that the negro had gone behind. The hullaballoo finally brought the Marshal and Jailer to the scene, who took in the situation at a glance. Hastily bestriding a mule apiece, they began reconnoitering in the direction of the flying negro, and, after considerable skirmishing and bushwhacking, at last succeeded in capturing him. He was tried before a Justice for carrying concealed weapons, and, in default of $100 bail, went to meet Cosgrove. []

[Cosgrove was another man already in the jail for an unrelated offense; he was mentioned in an article above this one.]





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[] Excerpt from "Pulaski County News." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. August 11, 1876. Page 2. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1876-08-11/ed-1/seq-2/

[PULASKI] [August 11, 1876] -


Somerset.

If there is a town of its size in the State that can get up more excitement over a petty election than Somerset, we would like to hear from it. Monday, a Sheriff, a Constable and a town Marshal were elected, and the usual amount of whisky, quarreling and shooting was indulged in. []



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[] Excerpt from "Local News." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. August 11, 1876. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1876-08-11/ed-1/seq-3/

[LINCOLN] [August 11, 1876] -


Jerry Withers, of color, wounding by cutting, with intent to kill, another colored man--held to answer in the sum of $200. Alfred McAlister, of color, same charge--dismissed. []




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[] Excerpt from "Local News." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. September 8, 1876. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1876-09-08/ed-1/seq-3/

[LINCOLN?] [September 8, 1876] -


A personal difficulty occurred in this county a few days ago on Dix River, between two men named Spratt and Sudduth. The facts as we learn them, were, that Frank Spratt rode up to the house of "Unk" Sudduth, in disguise, called him out and told him he intended to shoot him. Whereupon, the man Spratt, shot at Sudduth, but did not hit him. After that, Sudduth went into his house and came out with a shot gun and fired at Spratt, without effect. Spratt rode off and Sudduth and his son started after him. Soon after this, Spratt passed the road where Sudduth and his son were waiting for him. The son of Sudduth fired on Spratt with a pistol, and shot him in the face. After this, Spratt returned the fire and shot young Sudduth in the hip with a pistol. Neither of the men was seriously injured, although the wounds inflicted are painful. The cause of the whole trouble, was, that Spratt thought that Sudduth had induced his (Sudduth's) son, to indict him in the Garrard Circuit Court. We presume that on a full investigation of the difficulty, the facts will be brought out, and after that, the guilty parties, whoever they may be, will be compelled to answer for their misdeeds. []



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[] Excerpt from "Local News." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. September 29, 1876. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1876-09-29/ed-1/seq-3/

[LINCOLN?] [September 29, 1876] -

Andy Yates, of color, is rapidly gaining the unenviable character of an old offender. A few days since he and his brother-in-law, Henry James, got, into a difficulty at a house occupied by some colored people in the lower part of town, and the brother-in-law got the better of that difficulty, whereupon Andy came up town and procured a pistol, with which he returned to the seat of war. Reaching that point, he fired it through the window at Henry James, and, missing his game, the ball entered his mother's thigh, inflicting a slight wound. Marshal Stagg then took the warrior under arrest for trial, which resulted in a fine of $20 and costs. Andy, being unable to meet this modest demand by the Commonwealth, was sent to jail, where he will rest from his labors, at the usual allowance, until the majesty of an insulted law is fully vindicated. []





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[] Excerpt from "Local News." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. October 6, 1876. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1876-10-06/ed-1/seq-3/

[LINCOLN] [October 6, 1876] -


There was a shooting scrape at Crab Orchard last week between Grove Kennedy and another man, in which neither was hit, but a shot struck a bystander in the head, inflicting a slight wound. Kennedy and the other man fired five or six times each across a store room, but strange to say either shot took effect. An overcoat hanging at the side of a door had a number of bullet holes in it. []




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[LINCOLN] [October 7, 1876] -


Two men took six shots at each other in a store at Crab Orchard, the other day. Results: Lock of hair gone from the head of a looker-on, and several holes in an innocent overcoat hanging on the wall. []




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[] Excerpt from "Kentucky News." The Courier Journal, Louisville, KY. November 14, 1876. Page 2. Newspapers.com.

[PULASKI] [November 14, 1876] -

SOMERSET REPORTER: Last Tuesday night, after the election, a party of negro outlaws took a negro man named Charlie West and hung him to a tree, just below town. A white man came along just in time to cut him down and save his life. West had voted the Democratic ticket, and these Radical negroes had determined to kill him for it. There have been no arrests, but we hope that no effort will be lost to bringing the fiends to justice. []


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[PULASKI] [November 17, 1876] -


In Pulaski county, Kentucky, on the night following the election, three Republican negroes seized a negro who had voted the Democratic ticket and hung him to a tree. The unfortunate man was cut down, just in time to save his life, by a white man who was passing by the locality on his way to Somerset. []




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[] Excerpts from "Hustonville." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. November 24, 1876. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1876-11-24/ed-1/seq-3/

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Hustonville.

November 21, 1876.

There seems to be a turbulent spirit abroad in our usually quiet region. Last Saturday night, one Brad Henson and Alfred Russell, son of M. T. Russell, had a difficulty in Milledgeville, in which young R. was dangerously stabbed just above the collar bone. Dr. H. Brown is attending on the case, and evidently considers it serious. Henson is thought to have left the neighborhood.

Last evening, there was an affray at Jasper's store, about four miles from this place, on the Liberty road. The parties engaged were Wm. Cloyd and --- Floyd. They differed in reference to a claim held by F. against C., and after considerable altercation, the former drew a knife and inflicted several wounds, we understand, on his adversary. Dr. Brown, who has charge of this case also, reports the damage serious but not dangerous. []


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[] Excerpt from "Lincoln County News - Hustonville." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. December 8, 1876. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1876-12-08/ed-1/seq-3/

[LINCOLN] [December 8, 1876] -

In 'Squire Brown's court, to-day, the case of Floyd, charged with an assault on Wm. Cloyd, came up. Floyd waived an examination and entered into bond to answer at the next term of the Circuit Court. []



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[] Excerpt from "Local News." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. December 1, 1876. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1876-12-01/ed-1/seq-3/

[LINCOLN] [December 1, 1876] -


The trial of David Swope, charged with shooting and wounding, with intent to kill, a negro man, was postponed from last Saturday until next Tuesday. His son, A. M. Swope, Esq., will be here to assist in his defense. []



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[] Excerpt from "Local News." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. December 8, 1876. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1876-12-08/ed-1/seq-3/

[LINCOLN] [December 8, 1876] -

The examining trial of David Swope, charged with shooting the negro man Dudley, was held last Tuesday before Esquires Carson and Hughes. The evidence developed the facts that Dudley had, previous to the day of the shooting, and on several occasions, made threats and demonstrations of violence toward Mr. Swope and his family, and one day tried to borrow a gun to take with him to the corn field on Swope's farm, where he had raised a crop of grain this year, on shares with Swope, declaring his intention to get more corn than Swope thought he was entitled to, at all hazards. From the facts proven by both black and white witnesses, the court could do nothing but find that there were no grounds for holding the defendant over for further trial, and he was therefore discharged. []



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[] Excerpt from "Local News." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. December 15, 1876. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1876-12-15/ed-1/seq-3/

[LINCOLN] [December 15, 1876] -

The negro man Dudley, who was shot by Mr. David Swope, is almost well, and the loss of an eye is all he will suffer. He is now going about. []



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[] Excerpt from "Local News." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. December 8, 1876. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1876-12-08/ed-1/seq-3/

[LINCOLN] [December 8, 1876] -

Roye Beazley, a young man from Garrard county, came over here [Lincoln] last Monday and indulged freely in liquor, which gave him an appetite for blood. Meeting a negro man in the road near Richmond Junction the two got into a sudden and foolish quarrel, during which profane and rough talk was used by both, whereupon Beazley drew a revolver and shot the negro, John Wallace, twice -- once in the arm and once in the leg. The wounds are quite painful but not dangerous. Beazley was arrested and put in jail over night, but his relatives came over from Garrard the next day and bailed him out, he having waived an examining trial. His bail was fixed at $800 for his appearance at the next April term of the Lincoln Circuit Court. []



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[] Excerpt from "Local News." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. December 15, 1876. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1876-12-15/ed-1/seq-3/

[LINCOLN] [December 15, 1876] -

The negro man, John Wallace, who was shot by young Roy Beazley, a short time since, is rapidly recovering. []




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[] Excerpt from "Some Pulaski County Items." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. December 21, 1876. Page 2. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1876-12-21/ed-1/seq-2/

[PULASKI] [December 21, 1876] -

SHOOTING--IRISHMAN SHOT.-- Tom Jeffreys, who keeps a drinking saloon on Section 85, was awakened one night last week by a couple of drunken Irishmen, who wanted to come in and replenish the dying spirits within them. The hour being very late, Jeffrey refused to get up and admit them, whereupon they proceeded with a fence rail to knock the door down. As they were battering against it, Jeffreys put his pistol through a crack in the house and fired, the load taking effect in the abdomen of one of the intruders, producing a wound that will probably prove fatal. []




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[] Excerpt from "Some Pulaski County Items." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. December 21, 1876. Page 2. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1876-12-21/ed-1/seq-2/

[PULASKI] [December 21, 1876] -

SHOOTING -- NEGRO SHOT -- P. F. Smith, contractor for the railroad work just below town, attempted one of the cold mornings of last week to make his hands go to work. All went except one, who became very insolent, and finally threw a rock at Smith, knocking his hat off. Smith then drew his pistol and fired at the scoundrel twice, both shots striking him, one in the arm, the other in the back. Both being flesh wounds, the negro was not badly hurt; but remained around the shanties of Smith, swearing vengeance on him and threatening to burn his store and house. Hearing of these threats, Smith loaded up his double-barreled gun with the intention of putting the negro beyond the power to execute his threats, but on a second thought, he decided to get out a peace warrant against him, and on the trial of it, the negro was sent to jail, in default of security to keep the peace. []




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[] Excerpt from "Local News." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. January 19, 1877. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1877-01-19/ed-1/seq-3/

[LINCOLN] [January 19, 1877] -

Andy Yates, an incorrigible and pugnacious colored individual, was tried before his Honor, Judge Lytle, Wednesday evening, on an indictment for shooting with intent to kill, one Henry James. The case was very ably argued pro and con, by Fontaine T. Fox Bobbitt and Judge Phillips, and was dismissed. Andy has been in jail nearly a month. []



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[] Excerpt from "Rockcastle County News." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY.  March 16, 1877. Page 2. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1877-03-16/ed-1/seq-2/

[ROCKCASTLE] [March 16, 1877] -

They have high old times down at the River (Livingston) occasionally. Reports of an affray there on Sunday, in which knives and pistols were freely used, and resulted in the wounding of several parties, have reached us, but they are not sufficiently authentic to warrant our giving the details. The matter will be judicially investigated. []




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[] Excerpt from "Rockcastle County News." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. March 30, 1877. Page 2. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1877-03-30/ed-1/seq-2/

[ROCKCASTLE] [March 30, 1877] -


Jeff Dowell and Doc Denny, were brought to town Saturday, and lodged in jail, charged with Ku-Kluxing. It is said that "in childish sport" they hung a fellow by the neck until he was almost dead. []




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[] Excerpt from "Rockcastle County News." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. March 30, 1877. Page 2. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1877-03-30/ed-1/seq-2/

[ROCKCASTLE] [March 30, 1877] -

Lizzie Owens, who was tried in an examining Court last week, for maliciously shooting and wounding Lou Mullins, was held over to answer at the Circuit Court, and in default of a $200 bond, went to jail. []


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[] Excerpt from "Rockcastle County News." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. May 18, 1877. Page 2. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1877-05-18/ed-1/seq-2/

[ROCKCASTLE] [May 18, 1877] -


Lizzie Owens, who was indicted at the last term of our Circuit Court for maliciously shooting and wounding Lou. Mullins, and who forfeited a $200 bond by failing to appear for trial, was arrested on Monday, by her surety, W. M. Mullins, brought to town and lodged in jail. []




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[] Excerpt from "Local News." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. April 6, 1877. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1877-04-06/ed-1/seq-3/

[LINCOLN] [April 6, 1877] -

SHOT. -- As Tim Dudderar, son of James J. Dudderar, was returning from school here Wednesday night to his home in the country, some unknown scoundrel ordered him to halt. He did so and threw up his hands, when he was fired at, the ball taking effect in his hand and ranging downward, lodged in his wrist. Dudderar has no idea who the would be assassin is, as he ran off as soon as he fired and he did not feel in humor to follow him. []




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[] Excerpt from "Lincoln County News." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY.  April 13, 1877. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1877-04-13/ed-1/seq-3/

[LINCOLN / CASEY] [April 13, 1877] -

There is a report current that on Friday last, a party of five white men pursued a negro charged with theft near this place, to a house in Casey, called him out and shot him, leaving him dangerously wounded. Another statement is that he had been arrested, and was shot in attempting to escape. []



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[] Excerpt from "Rockcastle County News." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. April 20, 1877. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1877-04-20/ed-1/seq-3/

[ROCKCASTLE] [April 20, 1877] -



One man was drowned and another was shot at the River last week. It is impossible for us to get any details of events which occur down there. The man who was drowned, was an Italian. His body has not been recovered. []






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[] Excerpt from "Local News." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. May 11, 1877. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1877-05-11/ed-1/seq-3/

[LINCOLN] [May 11, 1877] -

Henry Alford, a colored boy, was arrested and lodged in jail this week, charged with "shooting at with intent to kill or wound" another negro who had possession of his watch. Henry will likely have a hard time of it. []



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[] Excerpt from "Local News." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. May 11, 1877. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1877-05-11/ed-1/seq-3/

[LINCOLN] [May 11, 1877] -


AN OUTRAGE -- The facts concerning the recent row near Crab Orchard, is as near as we could ascertain them, about as follows: Last Saturday, G. W. Lingenfelter, a hale old man of 60, who lives in two miles of Crab Orchard, on the Mt. Vernon road, has occasion to go to the former place. Finishing his business, he started back home in the afternoon in a wagon, and when about a mile from town, he was waylaid by Henry and John Watts, a couple of young men, with their uncle Granville Watts, it is said, at a safe distance as Generalisimo. One of the Watts' struck Lingenfelter over the head with a gun, breaking the gun and felling the old man senseless to the pike. The other Watts cried out, "shoot the d--d scoundrel, he is only possuming." This aroused Lingenfelter, who staggered to his feet, seized a wagon standard, turned upon his assailants, and drove them from the field, capturing the broken gun. During the melee, seven shots were fired at him, with pistols, but without effect. The Watts' retired to Mt. Vernon, and fortified, from which point they telegraphed on Sunday, to know if Lingenfelter was dead. Mr. L is not hurt much, the blow with the gun having glanced from his head to the shoulder. The Watts gave as a reason for the attack, that Lingenfelter had set dogs on his hogs, but this the latter asserts was only a pretext. []



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[] Excerpt from "Local News." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. May 18, 1877. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1877-05-18/ed-1/seq-3/

[LINCOLN][May 18, 1877] -


The Watts, who, it is charged, attempted to assassinate old man Linginfelter, near Crab Orchard, an account of which we gave last week, have been arrested, and held to bail in the sum of $400 a piece, to appear at the next Circuit Court. Mr. Linginfelter has brought suit against them, laying his damages at $5,000. []




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[] Excerpt from "Local News." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. May 18, 1877. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1877-05-18/ed-1/seq-3/

[PULASKI] [May 18, 1877] -


MAN SHOT AND SERIOUSLY WOUNDED IN SOMERSET. -- A difficulty occurred in Somerset, on Tuesday evening, between Mr. Frank Vickery and Robert Nunnelly, in regard to some tanbark, which resulted in the former shooting the latter in the breast, inflicted, it is thought, a mortal wound. The shooting was regarded as so much an act of self-defence, that Mr. Vickery was not arrested. []




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[] Excerpt from "Lincoln County News -- Hustonville." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. May 18, 1877. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1877-05-18/ed-1/seq-3/

[LINCOLN][May 18, 1877] -


There was an affray in the contraband quarter on Sunday night, between Henry Blain and Jerry Hughes, of the colored persuasion. Henry fired four shots, wounding Jerry in the leg. The "bone of contention" was a fair, but frail damsel of ebony finish, of whom the gentlemen--both married men--were enamored. Henry was arrested, but succeeded in escaping from his guards yesterday morning. It is generally regretted that Jerry's condition is not dangerous. []




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[] Excerpt from "Lincoln County News -- Hustonville." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. May 25, 1877. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1877-05-25/ed-1/seq-3/

[LINCOLN][May 25, 1877] -

Henry Blain had an examining trial before Esquires Brown and Compton, on Saturday, charged with a breach of the peace in shooting Jerry Hughes. He waived an examination and was held to bail in the amount of $50 to answer at the Circuit Court. Jerry has entirely recovered, and is busy in seeking to convict his colored brother of some crime--he don't care much what, if it will pay. []




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[] Excerpt from "Local News." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. May 25, 1877. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1877-05-25/ed-1/seq-3/

[LINCOLN][May 25, 1877] -


NEGRO SHOT. -- A negro named White, while prowling around the establishment of George Farmer, another colored man, was heavily peppered with shot by the latter. The wounded man has since had to have his arm amputated, and Farmer has been arrested and lodged in jail. []





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[] Excerpt from "Local News." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. June 1, 1877. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1877-06-01/ed-1/seq-3/

[LINCOLN] [June 1, 1877] -

The first case before it was that of Armp Woods, colored, charged with cutting in sudden heat and passion another "cullud gemmen" named Bill Jones. After an able argument for the defendant by Mr. Rochester, the case was given to the jury, who rendered a verdict of acquittal. []



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[] Excerpt from "Rockcastle County News." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY.  June 8, 1877. Page 2. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1877-06-08/ed-1/seq-2/

[ROCKCASTLE] [June 8, 1877] -

Last Wednesday night about the "wee suns' hours," a party of persons, supposed to have been robed in sombre-looking vestments "with black crape over their faces," made a descent upon a house in the East End of town occupied by a frail white woman and two robust nigger men. With blood-curdling yells, a volley of rocks, and a deafening roar of pistol shots, they began the attack, and in pretty much the same way they kept it up. After a few moments' work of devastation, they retired, and the next morning a piece of a house, with doors smashed into smithereens; the floors covered with shattered glass and utterly demoralized window frames; a pile of feathers, an empty bed-tick and some bed-clothes lying out of doors, told but too well how successfully the midnight destroyers had accomplished their design. We understand that the occupants of the building vacated it early in the action, and made somewhat remotely-connected tracks for tall timber. On the same night, we learn that another house in the vicinity of Brodhead, was visited, and two women who occupied it were  severely whipped. These are the first cases of KuKluxing that have occurred in this county for some years. []




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[] Excerpt from "Local News." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. June 15, 1877. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1877-06-15/ed-1/seq-3/

[LINCOLN][June 15, 1877] -

The negroes that tried to bulldoze Pete Hampton a year or so ago, with bad looking pistols, have been captured and are now serving out the fines and imprisonment assessed against them at the last Circuit Court. []



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[] "House Burned." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. June 15, 1877. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1877-06-15/ed-1/seq-3/

[LINCOLN] [June 15, 1877] -

HOUSE BURNED. -- A party of masked men desiring to rid the country of a disreputable bagnio kept by the notorious widow Patton, went to her house, which is six or eight miles West of Crab Orchard, and after severely flogging the inmates, which beside the women, included three or four sporting young men who happened to be there, set fire to the establishment, and in a very short time the den of infamy was among the things that were. This is the second time Mrs. Patton has summarily suffered is that neighborhood and it is about time she was leaving for more genial quarters. []




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[] Excerpt from "Rockcastle County News." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY.  June 29, 1877. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1877-06-29/ed-1/seq-3/

[ROCKCASTLE] [June 29, 1877] -


SHOOTING AFFRAY. -- On Friday last, 22d inst., about 6. A.M., a difficulty originated at this place, between C. Crooke and A. P. Rickets, both coal dealers, caused by Mr. Crooke obstructing a wagon road and a public passway, over which Mr. Rickets was hauling. A trestle work had been erected by Mr. C.  Mr. R. seeing that he was being cut off from all communications, consulted the legal authorities, and on being advised of his right to remove said obstructions, set to work cleaning out the road. Mr. C. not feeling disposed to stand by and see his newly erected works torn down, dispatched a man to his store for all the men and arms that could be had. Mr. R, hearing this order, did likewise, and the battle was soon in progress. Shooting on both sides was kept up for some time, but fortunately but one man was wounded. Those that were engaged on Crooke's side were C. Crooke, Champ Mullins, John Mullins, Wm. Mullins, Cal Mullins, J. D. Proctor, Rob't White, J. S. Calloway, A. Delph, Wm. Barger, L. W. Ham, W. L. Payne, June White, col'd, Robert Tinsley, col'd, Elbert Drake, col'd. Those on Ricket's side were A. P. Rickets, Wm. Taylor, Jesse Pitman. Mr. Rickets was the only man that fired a shot on his side. He surrounded the enemy and held them at bay for some time. Those that witnessed the fight say that fifty or more shots were fired. Wm. Barger was shot through the shoulder. Unfortunately for him he had strayed from his party some forty or fifty yards when he was shot, and not being thoughtful enough to get behind the stake pile. Mr. C. then gave orders that the white flag should be raised to bring in the wounded. All parties were arrested by the civil officers, and at the examining trial, C. Crooke, C. Mullins, J. Mullins, Wm. Mullins, J. D. Proctor, Rob't White and A. P. Rickets were held over in bond of $200 each to appear at the Fall term of the Rockcastle Circuit Court.

All is quiet now and business resumed. We hope to have something of more interest to record in our next communication. []


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[] Excerpt from "Rockcastle County News." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. August 10, 1877. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1877-08-10/ed-1/seq-3/

[ROCKCASTLE] [August 10, 1877] -


There were a few slight indications of a "row" here Monday evening, caused by a fellow named Miller, who struck a negro woman with his fist. He was promptly arrested, and almost as promptly discharged; why, we couldn't tell. []




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[] Excerpt from "Rockcastle County News." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. August 10, 1877. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1877-08-10/ed-1/seq-3/

[ROCKCASTLE] [August 10, 1877] -


A difficulty occurred at the River late Monday evening, between two men named Kilhoy and Marlow. Kilhoy knocked Marlow down three times in succession, kicking him with his boot-heel over the eye, lacerating the flesh considerably, and also in the breast, but doing him no serious damage. Whisky was the cause. []




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[] Excerpt from "Local News." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. September 7, 1877. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1877-09-07/ed-1/seq-3/

[LINCOLN] [September 7, 1877] -

POLICE COURT. -- Four ladies of color were arraigned before his Honor Judge Dennis, on Friday last, charged with Ku Kluxing a white prostitute, who had become so great a nuisance as to be unbearable even by them. The facts elicited were that they had ordered the white woman out of town and on her failure to leave, had, with tin pans and other musical instruments marched her out, occasionally administering a few lashe in order to accelerate her footsteps. All four were sent on to the Circuit Court, two under bail of $100 each, the other two in $50 apiece. []





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[] Excerpt from "Rockcastle County News." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. September 14, 1877. Page 2. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1877-09-14/ed-1/seq-2/

[ROCKCASTLE] [September 14, 1877] -


DIFFICULTY. -- We learn that a difficulty occurred about two miles from this place, at the residence of Mrs. Butcher, between two females who were old enough to have known better, which resulted in one of them, a blushing young widow, getting a pretty severe choking. []




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[] Excerpt from "Pulaski County News." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. October 19, 1877. Page 2. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1877-10-19/ed-1/seq-2/

[PULASKI] [October 19, 1877] -

A man named Mincie and one named Simpson, got into a row at Pole Bridge Church on Sunday the 7th. Knives were the weapons used and Mincie was fatally wounded. []




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[] Excerpt from "Rockcastle County News." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. October 19, 1877. Page 2. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1877-10-19/ed-1/seq-2/

[ROCKCASTLE] [October 19, 1877] -

A fiendish attack was made by some ruffians on Robert Jones in the East end of the county one night last week, but we have not received the particulars. Some of the parties have been arrested, and we hope they will receive the punishment justly due them for their conduct. []



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[] Excerpt from "Pulaski County News." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. November 16, 1877. Page 2. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1877-11-16/ed-1/seq-2/

[PULASKI] [November 16, 1877] -

A Baptist meeting was broken up a Sunday or two ago at Juggernot, in this county, by three drunken roughs, named Lewis, Heath and Haynes, who went into the church with drawn pistols and ran the whole congregation home. The scoundrels have not been arrested, but if there was ever a case that Judge Lynch ought to attend to, it is this. []



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[] Excerpt from "Rockcastle County News." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. November 16, 1877. Page 2. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1877-11-16/ed-1/seq-2/

[ROCKCASTLE] [November 16, 1877] -

A young gentleman in town received yesterday morning an unique and interesting communication, post-marked at Pine Hill. The letter is without date, written in a delicate (?) feminine hand, and is as follows: "Mr. ---- : There is a call for you and your frens down hear at pine hil, as soon as yu can cum -- there is a woman at the section hous that is belo pine hil that has bin staing with a negro and has parted a man and his wife and I think that she oute to bee hung by youre party if they are a frens to pore heart-broken wimmin, for this woman that her husban has left is jest about crazy. You can fine this woman in the citchen of the section-hous -- she sleeps in the citchen. When eny boddy cums they can cum in and no boddy no it -- be sure and cum down won nite this week, and see this woman that has bin doing so much mischief. I don't no how to sine your name, so I wil not sine her name, but you can find her in the citchen, and hang her! hang her!" We publish the above as an evidence of the triteness of the adage: "Hell hath no greater fury than a woman scorned." The young gentleman desires us to say to his anonymous correspondent that he is not connected with any hanging [organizations], and hence he is compelled to decline rendering her the requested service. []



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[] Excerpt from "Rockcastle County News." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. November 30, 1877. Page 2. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1877-11-30/ed-1/seq-2/

[ROCKCASTLE] [November 30, 1877] -

We published in this column a week or two since, a letter written from Pine Hill to a younger gentleman of this place, requesting him to bring "his men" down and hang "a woman who lived in the citchen at the Sexion hous near pine hil." An event which occurred at Pine Hill last Sunday, points to one Ellen Maguire, as the writer of the letter. We allude to the said Ellen Maguire's assault on the person of Nancy Mason, and mortally wounding her by a thrust from a bowie-knife in the left lung. The history of the sanguinary affair so far as we are able to get at the facts, is about as follows: A man named Cox has for several years past, been the lover of Ellen Maguire. The latter's maiden name was Mason, she having married a man named Maguire, who has since left her. Lately, Cox has been bestowing his smiles on Nancy Mason, and we presume, as a mere matter of course, has been guilty of neglect toward the fair Ellen. Either the neglect toward herself, or the smiles toward Nancy Mason, aroused the "green-eyed monster" in Ellen's ardent and impetuous nature. She doubtless nursed her injuries, and brooded over schemes for revenge. She first wrote the letter mentioned, but the "Ku Klux" not responding promptly, she took vengeance into her own hands. Last Sunday she armed herself with a bowie-knife and went to seek the truant, Cox. Her search was successful, for she found him in the woods, alone with her hated rival. Then the fury which had been pent up in her for days and days, burst forth in one wild torrent. She leaped upon her rival and struck her with the knife in the left breast, just below the shoulder blade, the point penetrating downward and thro the left lung. The second stroke was warded off by Cox, and Ellen cut her own arm quite severely. As she made the third stroke Cox caught the knife and his hand was fearfully cut as the mad woman jerked it from him. Having wounded all parties, herself included, Ellen left. Whither she has gone is not known. A warrant was issued for her arrest, but the Sheriff has failed to find her. Up to yesterday noon, the wounded woman was still living, though no hopes of her recovery are entertained. []



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[] Excerpt from "Pulaski County News." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. November 23, 1877. Page 2. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1877-11-23/ed-1/seq-2/

[PULASKI] [November 23, 1877] -


Silas Cundiff and John Burk quarreled over a game of croquet this week, when the former struck the latter with a mallet, fracturing his skull. []




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[] Excerpt from "Pulaski County News." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. November 23, 1877. Page 2. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1877-11-23/ed-1/seq-2/

[PULASKI] [November 23, 1877] -

Mrs. Wilson, the wife of a wagoner has started a movement in Somerset that will prove more effective than either the Murphys or Good Templars. She goes in for the blood of naughty Saloon keepers and lays them up with broken skulls. James Whitehead, a bar-keeper, now lies in a dangerous condition, the result of one of her freaks. []





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[] "Rockcastle County." The Louisville Courier-Journal, Louisville, KY. November 27, 1877. Page 4. Newspapers.com.

[ROCKCASTLE] [November 27, 1877] -


ROCKCASTLE COUNTY.

A Jealous Woman Mortally Wounds Her Rival.

(Special Dispatch to the Courier-Journal.)

MT. VERNON, KY., Nov 26. -- Yesterday evening, at Pine Hill, in this county, a woman named Ellen Maguire stabbed and mortally wounded another woman named Nancy Mason. Jealousy is supposed to have been the case. A man named Cox, who has long been the paramore of Ellen Maguire, has lately transferred his affection to Nancy Mason. Yesterday, Ellen discovered Cox and her rival together in the woods, attacked the latter with a large knife. She struck her in the left lung, and her victim is slowly bleeding to death. In the encounter Cox was wounded in the hand, and Ellen cut her own arm quite severely. A warrant was issued for Ellen to-day. []


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[] Excerpt from "Rockcastle County News." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. December 28, 1877. Page 2. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1877-12-28/ed-1/seq-2/

[ROCKCASTLE] [December 28, 1877] -

They seem to have had rather lively times at Livingston, Tuesday night. A grand Christmas frolic, in which clubs, knives and pistols played important parts, was extensively engaged in. Particulars of the fun have not reached us, but we heard enough yesterday to indicate that the amusement was general. A small, tallow-faced individual, named Ray, after emptying five chambers of a navy-six at one Burton, was gently lifted from the earth by the latter, who picked him up by the ankles and completely "wore him out" against the depot platform. []




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[] Excerpt from "Rockcastle County News." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. December 28, 1877. Page 2. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1877-12-28/ed-1/seq-2/

[ROCKCASTLE] [December 28, 1877] -

An Irishman, named Kilhoy, with a "drop of the craythur" too much, tried to put the contents of a shooting iron into John Middleton, whereupon John "went in on his muscle" and drove Kilhoy one just over the right eye, producing a beautiful abrasion of the scalp, and causing Kilhoy's skull to gleam out brightly in the soft light of a Christmas evening. Kilhoy was still more unfortunate, however, as shortly afterwards, he was plunged by a stray bullet which passed under his collar-bone, producing a dangerous, and in all probability, fatal wound. There have been no arrests yet, but the matter will be investigated. []




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[] Excerpt from "Rockcastle County News." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. December 28, 1877. Page 2. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1877-12-28/ed-1/seq-2/

[ROCKCASTLE] [December 28, 1877] -

Last Thursday a difficulty occurred between Jack McCall and Isaac Moore, both residents of this vicinity, in which Moore received an ugly cut in the back from a pen-knife in the hands of McCall. The dispute arose about some corn; angry words were followed by Moore's throwing a mallet at McCall, when the latter used his pen-knife with the result above stated. Moore's wound is about four inches long and two deep, and is not dangerous. Judge McClure issued warrants for both the parties. Before their execution, however, McCall surrendered himself to the Sheriff, and gave bond in the sum of $250 for his appearance at the examining trial which is set for next Monday. []





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[] Excerpt from "Local News." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. December 28, 1877. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1877-12-28/ed-1/seq-3/

[LINCOLN][December 28, 1877] -

TWO NEGROES SHOT. -- Last Saturday night the negroes had a big blow out on the premises of Mrs. Blackerby, some five miles from town. Moonshine whisky flowed freely and the party ended in a row, during which one negro was shot clear through the breast, another in the shoulder and a third knocked in the head with a club. The negroes, although badly wounded, managed to make their escape with the exception John Engleman, the one who had got the clubbing, and have not since been heard of. Deputy Jo. Portman and Smith Mershon went to the battle field on Sunday and brought in John and lodged him in jail. It is supposed that the other negroes are in Danville. []




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[] Excerpt from "Local Brevities." The Courier Journal, Stanford, KY. January 31, 1878. Page 4. Newspapers.com.

[PULASKI][January 31, 1878] -

In Somerset, Ky., Tuesday morning, a negro boy aged eight years attacked another colored youth aged ten, with a knife, and stabbed him seven times in the back. One of the wounds is regarded as very dangerous. []


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[] Excerpt from "Rockcastle County News." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. February 1, 1878. Page 2. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1878-02-01/ed-1/seq-2/

[ROCKCASTLE] [February 1, 1878] -

IRISHMEN'S FUN WITH BLOODY RESULT.

Last Saturday evening two Irishmen named James McCurg and James Dolan, being in town, managed to get on the outside of considerable quantity of the "apple that is jack," and left for home in a decidedly "weaving way" about 5 o'clock. They live at Pine Hill. Whether they lost their way is not certain; but about midnight they visited a disreputable bagnio, kept by Mary Lantern, a mile or so from town. The place is usually called "Scuffle," and the name may have inspired McCurg, who shortly after his arrival was seized with a desire to exhibit his pugilistic accomplishments. He invited Dolan to go out in the yard and have a tussle, but the latter refused to go. McCurg then went out himself and seizing a rock, rushed at Dolan who met him at the door with a pistol drawn. He threw the rock which missed its aim, and at this juncture Dolan began to use his Smith & Wesson with some effect. Three shots in rapid succession were fired, two of which struck McCurg, but did not succeed in tumbling him. "The next thing after the firing that I saw," related the prosecuting witness "was Dolan a lyin' on his back and McCurg a settin' on Dolan." It was then discovered that McCurg was wounded. One ball entered his back near the spinal column, ranged around and striking the hipbone, passed down through the thigh and lodged in the left groin; the other passed through the hip, both of them making flesh wounds. Dolan came for a physician at daylight next morning, who went and dressed McCurg's wounds. Yesterday McCurg was moved home, and Dolan arrested and tried for the offense. The foregoing facts were elicited at the trial. He was held to answer at the Circuit Court in a bond of $250, which he gave without trouble. Both of these men are clever fellows, and have always been friends. They regret the difficulty and circumstances which brought it about. It is to be hoped that they will learn a valuable lesson from it. They admit that drinking that stuff which makes fools of the wisest was the sole cause of the difficulty. Now, let them quit drinking. It's time they did, McCurg's wounds are not considered dangerous. []



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[] Excerpt from "Rockcastle County News." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. April 5, 1878. Page 2. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1878-04-05/ed-1/seq-2/

[ROCKCASTLE] [April 5, 1878] -


SHOOTING AFFRAY.

Rumor reach us of a shooting affray which occurred at Livingston, last Saturday, in which a man named Burton, received a severe flesh wound from a pistol shot in the thigh, and a slight wound in the hand. Another party was also wounded in the hand. We have been unable to get at the particulars. Burton's wound is not considered dangerous, and at last accounts he was doing well. []




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[] Excerpt from "Rockcastle County News." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. April 19, 1878. Page 2. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1878-04-19/ed-1/seq-2/

[ROCKCASTLE] [April 19, 1878] -


COURT NEXT WEEK.

Circuit Court will convene next Monday for a two weeks' term. There are on the docket 290 cases, of which 205 are Criminal and the remainder Civil. There are 22 felony cases, none of them being likely to attract general attention. Some interest may be manifested in the trial of those persons charged with Ku-Kluxing, if the cases are ready for trial at this term. It is not probable that two weeks will be required to dispose of all the business. []



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[] http://kentuckyexplorer.com/nonmembers/00-06043.html four non-fatal? fights in 1878 citing Louisville Commercial issue December 31, 1878

[PULASKI and LINCOLN] [1878] -

"March 1878, 5th - John Park (colored) stabbed George Franklin (colored) at Somerset; quarrel."

"May 1878, 25th - Enoch Wolsey, Jr. shot John Muse at Somerset for talking about him."

"October 1878, 8th - ______ Catron shot _____ Lewis at Somerset; family quarrel."

"December 1878, 26th - Stewart Myers and the Carson brothers met at Crab Orchard, and after exchanging angry words, drew their pistols and commenced firing at each other. Both sides were reinforced, and some 30 or 40 shots were exchanged, shotguns taking a prominent part. Myers fell, his shoulder literally shot to pieces. Dave Carson was also severely wounded, while a number of others were more or less hurt." []



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[] Excerpt from "Boyle County News." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. May 17, 1878. Page 2. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1878-05-17/ed-1/seq-2/

[BOYLE] [May 17, 1878] -


NEGRO SHOT.


Early last Friday morning a difficulty occurred on the corner of Main and 3rd streets between Tom Williams and a negro named Millard King, which ended by the former firing two shots at the negro -- the first glancing from his left side, and the second taking effect in his right arm. []




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[] Excerpt from "Boyle County News." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. May 31, 1878. Page 2. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1878-05-31/ed-1/seq-2/

[BOYLE] [May 31, 1878] -

WHAT IT IS WORTH TO SHOOT A NEGRO.

The case of the Commonwealth vs Tom Williams, charged with shooting Milton King, of color, on the morning of the 10th of May, after several postponements, was finally tried last Saturday afternoon. The defense was conducted by Messrs. Chas. Rhodes and Robert Harding, and the prosecution by Mr. Wm. Lucas. The jury returned a verdict of $50. []



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[] Excerpt from "Local News." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. May 24, 1878. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1878-05-24/ed-1/seq-3/

[LINCOLN] [May 24, 1878] -

TRYING TO INTIMIDATE. -- Elder J. C. Perkins, who lives near Crab Orchard, writes to enquire what has become of the officers since Court. He says that a number of persons who were indicted by the last Grand Jury has learned of the fact and go swaggering around with double-barreled shot guns and big pistols, swearing they will not be taken, and threatening to kill those who testified against them. His life, he tells us, has been repeatedly threatened since Court by that midnight mob that attempted to rob his son last year. He thinks their object, if not to kill, is to scare him off, but in this they will be mistaken, as he intends to give his life, if necessary, to prove to the world, who made that dastardly attempt at robbery. He is satisfied in his own mind who they are, and calls on the officers to arrest those indicted before they are allowed to commit more of their deviltry. We second that motion, and hope that steps will be taken at once to jail every man indicted at the last Court, or make them give bond for their appearance. The people will be satisfied with nothing short of this. []



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[] Excerpt from "Local News."  The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. June 7, 1878. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1878-06-07/ed-1/seq-3/

[LINCOLN] [June 7, 1878] -

POSTPONED. -- The trial of Smith, for the shooting of Saunders, near Crab Orchard, which was set for last Saturday, was postponed till to-morrow, on account of Saunders' inability to attend. []



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[] Excerpt from "Local News."  The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. June 28, 1878. Page 3. LOC.

[LINCOLN] [June 28, 1878] -

TWO HOUSES BURNED. -- On Saturday night last, two houses situated on Green River, one belonging to the estate of Parks Taylor, were burned by a body of armed men, after first driving out the occupants who were women of bad repute. No clue has yet been obtained to the incendiaries, but Judge Lytle intends to make it a case of personal investigation, and will spare no trouble to find out the perpetrators of the act. []


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[] Excerpt from Advertisements. The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. July 19, 1878. Page 2. LOC.

[LINCOLN] [July 19, 1878] -


PROCLAMATION
-- BY THE --
GOVERNOR.

$200 REWARD!

COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY, }
EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT. }

Whereas, it has been made known to me by Hon. J. A. Lytle, and by the affidavits of creditable persons, that several armed men unlawfully confederated and banded together on the night of June 22d, 1878, and went forth and burned Dwelling Houses occupied by James Wickersham and by Francis Lair, situated in Lincoln County, Kentucky, and that said lawless men are now fugitives from justice going at large.

Now, therefore, I, JAMES B. MCCREARY, Governor of the Commonwealth aforesaid, do hereby offer a Reward of Two Hundred Dollars for the apprehension of said persons and their delivery to the Jailer of Lincoln county, and their conviction, or One Hundred Dollars for either of them.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand, and caused the Seal of the Commonwealth to be affixed. Done at Frankfort, the 11th day of July, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy-eight and the eighty-seventh year of the Commonwealth.

JAMES B. MCCREARY.

By the Governor:

J. STODDARD JOHNSON,
Secretary of State.

By THOS. S. BRONSTON, Ass't Secretary of State. []


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[] Excerpt from "Local News."  The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. July 19, 1878. Page 3. LOC.

[LINCOLN] [July 19, 1878] -

BROUGHT 'EM IN. -- It having been noised about that the Governor had offered a reward of $200 for the several armed men who unlawfully confederated and banded together on the night of the 22d of June, and burned the houses occupied by James Wickersham and Francis Lair, situated on Green River, in this [Lincoln] county, Wood Lyttle, who is the handiest man immaginable in a case of that kind, got Ben Martin, Frank Wilmer, Alex and Dick Killion, went in search of the suspected parties and succeeded in arresting John Wickersham, Thomas Cain, Peter Cain, Tobe Farmer, Pleas Decker, Peter Gill and Green Walls. Some of them were taken at their homes, but three of them, with another that escaped, were found together, and at the approach of Mr. Lyttle, brought their cocked pistols to bear on him, but he was used to that kind of fun, and drawing his gun down, succeeded in making them all drop their pistols but one, who took to his heels and made his escape. The party was brought to town and will be kept under guard till Saturday, when their examining trial will be had. Mr. Lyttle informs us that he has sufficient evidence to convict them, and is sure of his $200. He well deserves it, and we hope he will get it. See advertisement in another column. []



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[] Excerpt from "Rockcastle County News." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. July 19, 1878. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1878-07-19/ed-1/seq-3/

[LINCOLN] [July 19, 1878] -


MORE KU KLUXING. -- In April last Sam Ham and one James Girdner went to the house of Ed Freeman, col'd, and fired some twenty shots at him and his wife, for the purpose of frightening and otherwise intimidating them. Constable Tobe Hocker succeeded last Friday in securing Ham, and brought him here for trial. In the absence of witnesses, the case was postponed till Tuesday, when enough evidence was deduced to warrant the Justices in holding him in the sum of $150. He was unable to give the bond and was taken to Lancaster for safe keeping till Circuit Court. There are other cases against Ham, and we suspect, from all we can learn of him, that he is a very bad egg. On the same day that they shot at the negroes, he and his companion, Girdner, fell out and fired several shots at each other. Ham was slightly wounded in the hip, and Girdner quite seriously in the ankle; and, although it is said that amputation will be necessary, he took a train on the C. S. R. R. after learning of the arrest of Ham, and left for a more inviting district. []





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[] Excerpt from "Rockcastle County News." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. August 16, 1878. Page 2. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1878-08-16/ed-1/seq-2/

[ROCKCASTLE] [August 16, 1878] -

NOT DEAD, BUT BADLY WOUNDED.

Young Griffin, who was shot in the melee at Ballard's store last week, is not dead, as reported in the Courier-Journal. Neither was he shot by T. J. Ballard, but by a young man named Rose. Griffin's wound is serious, but there are well grounded hopes of his recovery.  []



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[] Excerpt from "Rockcastle County News." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. November 15, 1878. Page 2. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1878-11-15/ed-1/seq-2/

[ROCKCASTLE] [November 15, 1878] -


THE KU KLUX AFTER BAD WOMEN.

A party of Kuklux visited "Scuffle," a village near this place [Mount Vernon], a few nights ago, demolished some of the buildings and terrible bulldozed the inmates. The mistress of the place is Mary Lantern, and it is said that the crowd came near putting her light out. In consequence of this visit of night riders, several of the maidens who erst while lent to that classic 'ville the "sweet poetry of their presence" have flown to seek other fields to conquer. []





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[] Excerpt from "Wayne County News." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. November 15, 1878. Page 2. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1878-11-15/ed-1/seq-2/

[WAYNE] [November 15, 1878] -


ELECTION DAY FISTICUFF.

The excitement on election day here, culminated about noon in a few old fashion fisticuff fights, from which, nothing save a few bruised heads and bloody noses resulted. We noticed that "moonshine" or something of equally as exhilarating a nature circulated quite freely for a local option town on that day. But the license usually accorded in election times doubtless accounts for it, and we have no doubt but the town will immediately relapse into its wonted status of sobriety and good morals. []





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[] Excerpt from "Local News." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. November 15, 1878. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1878-11-15/ed-1/seq-3/

[LINCOLN] [November 15, 1878] -

ACQUITTED. -- Winfred Skidmore and Wm. Mershon, generally known as "Shino," were arrested last Sunday and held here under guard until Wednesday on a charge of maliciously cutting and wounding Joe Lamme. The cutting was done on their way home from the election, the cutters and the cut both being strongly under the influence of whisky. At their trial they proved that Lamme had started the fuss and that they had acted only in self defense, and were acquitted. []



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[] Excerpt from "Local News." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. November 15, 1878. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1878-11-15/ed-1/seq-3/

[LINCOLN] [November 15, 1878] -

Monday evening last, Joe Hughes, Jno. Arnold and William Elkin, while intoxicated, made an unprovoked assault on some negroes, for which the two former were arrested, and the latter allowed to escape. Hughes and Arnold were handicuffed together and kept under guard that night in the Court-house. Next morning they demanded separate trials and Hughes was first put upon the rack. The evidence was very conclusive against him, and the jury very promptly and rightly gave him 40 days hard labor. Hughes has given the town and county about as much trouble as any man in it, and it is hoped that he will decide while breaking rocks that it will be a great deal better for him hereafter, to behave himself. Arnold got off lighter, he was fined $36 -- to be worked out at $1 per day in case he could not put up the cash. He couldn't do it, and both were taken to Lancaster for safe keeping until there is a place here to confine them at night. []

(jail was under renovation/construction)

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[] Excerpt from "Rockcastle County." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. December 20, 1878. Page 2. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1878-12-20/ed-1/seq-2/

[ROCKCASTLE] [December 20, 1878] -

ANOTHER DIFFICULTY.--It does look as if the country was going to the devil sure enough. Every week we have something criminal to record. Last Thursday, at Livingston, John Brumback and Dillard Brumback, brother, attacked George Thompson, with drawn pistols, and leveling them at his head, swore, "by the wine Gods," if he did not swallow some charges he had made against them, they would blow the top of his head off. Whether Thompson "swallowed" or not, we don't know, but he finally induced them to put up their pistols, after which, he procured a shot gun and with the assistance of two or three persons, he arrested the Brumbacks. Their trial is set for Thursday of this week. It appears that Thompson had accused the Brumback's of robbing his store, and they had since been arrested on the latter charge. []



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[] Excerpt from "Wayne County." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. January 3, 1879. Page 2. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1879-01-03/ed-1/seq-2/

[WAYNE] [January 3, 1879] -

AN AFFRAY -- Occurred here on the 25th inst., between two of our colored population, Logan Sallee and Anthony Worsham, in which the latter was dangerously, if not fatally stabbed. An examining trial was held before the Police Judge, on Thursday, resulting in holding Logan over under a bond of $200 to answer the charge of malicious stabbing, at the May term of our Circuit Court. The bail, so far, has not been given. Consequently, Logan is spending the holidays in the county jail. He has already served one term in the Penitentiary of Kentucky, for a similar offense, and now has a fair prospect of being hung if Anthony dies, or at any rate, an additional and more extended term at Frankfort. []



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[] Excerpt from "Wayne County." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. February 7, 1879. Page 2. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1879-02-07/ed-1/seq-2/

[WAYNE] [February 7, 1879] -

JAIL DELIVERY. -- Two prisoners, W. B. Lair, confined for the murder of John Romine, and Logan Sallee, of color, for malicious stabbing, made their escape from our county jail on the night 28th ult., by prizing the doors open with some planks taken from the floor of the cell. Wm. wright, the jailer, has offered a reward for their capture, but no effort has been made in that direction as yet. []




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[] Excerpt from "Wayne County." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. March 14, 1879. Page 2. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1879-03-14/ed-1/seq-2/

[WAYNE] [March 14, 1879] -

IN HIS OLD QUARTERS. -- Logan Sallee, of color, who escaped jail here some weeks ago, was recaptured in Boyle county, and is now in jail. []



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[] Excerpt from "Local News." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. January 3, 1879. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1879-01-03/ed-1/seq-3/

[January 3, 1879] -

Carson


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[] Excerpt from "Local Matters." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. January 19, 1879. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1879-01-10/ed-1/seq-3/

[LINCOLN] [January 19, 1879] -

HELD TO ANSWER. -- At the examining trial at Crab Orchard last Saturday, David Carson was held in $200 for malicious shooting and wounding, and Thomas Carson in $150 bail, to answer a charge of aiding and abetting him. From all we can learn, the Crsons were as much "sinned against as sinning" in the row. []




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[] Excerpt from "Local Matters." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. January 10, 1879. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1879-01-10/ed-1/seq-3/

[January 10, 1879] -

ATTEMPT TO BREAK JAIL. -- Geo. Saunders, who is confined in the jail at Richmond on charges too numerous



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[] Excerpt from "Local Matters." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. January 17, 1879. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1879-01-17/ed-1/seq-3/

[LINCOLN] [January 17, 1879] -

PROBABLY FATAL ROW. -- Marshal Smith Mershon arrested Thomas M. Robinson on Tuesday for maliciously cutting and wounding John Arnold. The row occurred at Mr. Kennedy's, on Dix River, Sunday night, and was the result of a drunken spree. Arnold is seriously cut in the side, and the chances are that he will not recover. Robinson is in jail, and will have an examining trial at 9 o'clock to-morrow. []



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[] Excerpt from "Local Matters." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. January 31, 1879. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1879-01-31/ed-1/seq-3/

[LINCOLN] [January 31, 1879] -

The first case was against Thos. Robinson, white, for carrying concealed weapons. A fine of $75 and costs and ten days' imprisonment was entered against him, which is equal to 90 days in jail, as he can neither pay nor replevy. []



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[] Excerpt from "Local Matters." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. January 31, 1879. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1879-01-31/ed-1/seq-3/

[LINCOLN] [January 31, 1879] -

ACQUITTED. -- The examining court acquitted Thos. Robinson of the charge of maliciously wounding John Arnold. []



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[] Excerpt from "Rockcastle County." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. February 7, 1879. Page 2. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1879-02-07/ed-1/seq-2/

[ROCKCASTLE] [February 7, 1879] -

K. K. K. --- W. H. Albright came into town Wednesday night, having in charge Tip. Hurd, whom he had arrested on a bench warrant, charging him with KuKluxing in 1877. Mr. Hurd is now a guest of jailer Houk, in default of a $500 bond. []




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[] Excerpt from "Wayne County." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. February 7, 1879. Page 2. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1879-02-07/ed-1/seq-2/

[WAYNE] [February 7, 1879] -

STABBING AFFRAY. -- We learn that a serious affray occurred Sunday the 26th, on Rock Creek, this county, in which a man named Bell, inflicted several severe stabs on the person of one Lewellen. []



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[] Excerpt from "Pulaski County." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. February 14, 1879. Page 2. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1879-02-14/ed-1/seq-2/

[PULASKI] [February 14, 1879] -

AN OUTRAGE. -- The Marshal, Green Adams, while endeavored to arrest one Joe Love last Saturday, was fired at by the intoxicated man. The ball passed through his whiskers without causing a wound. Love was tried by a packed jury and acquitted. The jurors of this county seem to think that marshals are simply fit targets for drunken desperadoes, and if one is shot at and missed he ought to "thank his stars" and say no more about it. []






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[] Excerpt from "Local Matters." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. February 14, 1879. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1879-02-14/ed-1/seq-3/

[LINCOLN] [February 14, 1879] -

SUSPICIOUS. -- Town Marshal Smith Mershon, while on his rounds a few nights ago, discovered a suspicious looking party hanging around the jail. He hailed him, but instead of answering, the man took to his heels, and after getting some distance fired at Mr. Mershon, who returned the fire with interest. No damage was done, however, and although Mr. M. followed in the direction he went, he failed to discover any clue that would lead to his identity. []



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[] Excerpt from "Local Matters." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. February 28, 1879. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1879-02-28/ed-1/seq-3/

[LINCOLN] [February 28, 1879] -

UNDER ARREST. -- Deputy Sheriff Dan Miller arrested John Leech, Thos. Gaines, Zack Padgett, Jr., George Ball, Godfrey Baugh and Will Cumings, charged with burning the dwelling house of Elcinda Green, in Dec. 1877. Their trial was set for yesterday, but owing to the sickness of County Attorney, W. H. Miller, was post-poned till to-day. Augustus Padgett, who was also wanted, left for Texas last Monday. []




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[] Excerpt from "Boyle County." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. March 7, 1879. Page 2. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1879-03-07/ed-1/seq-2/

[BOYLE] [March 7, 1879] -

A SERIOUS SHOOTING AFFRAY. -- Occurred on our streets last Thursday evening, in which W. W. Tompkins, policeman, and Frank Slatten were the participants. The origin of the trouble was supposed to be a private grievance between the parties. Three shots were fired, and Slatten received a wound which at first was thought would result fatally, but on yesterday he was improving, and the chances were considered good for his recovery. []




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[] Excerpt from "Rockcastle County." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. March 14, 1879. Page 2. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1879-03-14/ed-1/seq-2/

[ROCKCASTLE] [March 14, 1879] -

BAD WOMEN WHIPPED. -- The K. K.'s were on the war-path one night last week. They made a raid on a house of ill-fame near Brodhead, kept by one James Ross. To Ross and his daughter -- who is the chief attraction of the place, they administered a severe castigation -- doubtless, teaching them a lesson which will do them good. []


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[] Excerpt from "Rockcastle County." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. March 14, 1879. Page 2. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1879-03-14/ed-1/seq-2/

[ROCKCASTLE] [March 14, 1879] -

K.K.K. -- The ominous cry of K.K.K. is heard on every hand. []



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[] Excerpt from "Wayne County." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. March 14, 1879. Page 2. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1879-03-14/ed-1/seq-2/

[WAYNE] [March 14, 1879] -

A SHOOTING AFFRAY. -- Occurred in Mullentown precinct a few days ago between Shelby Bell and James Clinch, in which the latter received a slight wound in the abdomen. []


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[] Excerpt from "Wayne County." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. March 14, 1879. Page 2. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1879-03-14/ed-1/seq-2/

[WAYNE] [March 14, 1879] -

SEVERELY CUT. -- A difficulty occurred a few nights ago on Beaver Creek, between John Russell and a man named Strunk, in which Russell received a severe cut on the back. No arrests. []





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[] Excerpt from "Pulaski County." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. March 21, 1879. Page 2. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1879-03-21/ed-1/seq-2/

[PULASKI] [March 21, 1879] -

OUGHT TO BE JAILED. -- A party of young fellows from Fishing Creek had a lively time in town [Somerset] last Monday. They were intoxicated and were about to "take the town," when a police force was summoned and after several harmless shots had been fired, the beligerent parties hastily fled. []



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[] Excerpt from "Boyle County." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. March 21, 1879. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1879-03-21/ed-1/seq-3/

[BOYLE] [March 21, 1879] -

Three negroes engaged in the row at Shelby City, at a recent primary election, were sentenced to fifty days each in the work-house. []



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(Rockcastle column paragraph about the Laurel court)

[] Excerpt from "Rockcastle County." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. March 28, 1879. Page 2. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1879-03-28/ed-1/seq-2/

[LAUREL] [March 28, 1879] -

In the same Court, Jno. C. Jackson, for stabbing ---- Burch, was found guilty and adjudged to pay a fine of $212.50. []



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[] Excerpt from "Madison County." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. March 28, 1879. Page 2. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1879-03-28/ed-1/seq-2/

[MADISON] [March 28, 1879] -




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[] Excerpt from "Rockcastle County." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. September 5, 1879. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038328/1879-09-05/ed-1/seq-3/

[ROCKCASTLE] [September 5, 1879] -

There was a shooting affray on Skaggs' Creek last Sunday. A man named Cobb was one of the participants, and was wounded in the left thigh. We did not learn the name of the man who shot him. Warrants were issued for the arrest of the parties. []




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