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VOL. 28. MARION, CRITTENDEN COUNTY. KENTUCKY, MARCH 21. 1907. NUMBER 42.
EXPLOSION KILLS THREE
Man Places Twenty Pounds Dynamite
Under Cooking Stove Which Explodes
While Eating Dinner
FIRE FOLLOWS AND HOUSE DESTROYED
The people all over the county
were shocked to learn of the sad disaster
which occurred near Springer-ton,
February 2S, about noon.
From reports as. best we could learn
that Charles Tittle, a young and
prominent farmer, placed about
twenty pounds ot dynamite under
the cooking stove while Mrs. Sarah
Tittle was preparing the noon meal.
While eating dinner the dynamite
exploded instantly killing Rev.
John D. Tittle, Charles Tittle, Mrs.
Charles Tittle and injuring two
children, a little girl and u little
boy, who are reported some better,
and hopes are entertained for their
The older child, a boy oi ix
years, is the only survivor who can
tell anything about the accident, and
all he can say is that the house was
The house, a one story irame, was
completely demolished parts of it
being blown hundreds of leet away.
Flame consumed all that remained.
Fatalism seems to have pursued
tin Tittle family, as Cleveland
Tittle, a younger son ot Rev. Tittle,
was accidentally killed last May
while stvetching a barbed wire lence.
The widow of Rev. Tittle is in a
very precarious condition a- a result
of the shock caused by the death of
her husband and stepson, and it is
learei that she may loose her leason.
Tlw bodies of the four who were
in the house at the time of the explosion
were blown in different directions
and all were found several
leet away from the house, the bodies
ol tic two men were blown through
the cast end of the building, while
the woman was blown through the
south side. The little girl was
found lying ou the body of her mother,
while the little boy was lying
across that of his father. Most of
the clothing was blown from the
bodies of the victims. The mirror
of the dresser was found intact and
its frame on the floor of the house.
New Rural Carriers.
Washington, D. C, Mar. IS.
Rural carriers were appointed for
routes starting out of Marion, Ky.,
as follows: Route No. 2, Wathen
Raukin, carrier; Presley Guess, substitute;
route No. 3, Robert L. Hibb,
carrier; Silas Ross, substitute; route
No. 4, Wm, E. Minner, carrier;
'John W. Cochran, substitute; route
No. j, Roy P. Sisco, carrier; Lemuel
X. Sisco, substitute.
A Happy Old Lady.
Most every one round about Marion
knows Aunt Mary Malinda Wilt-on.
She is feeling quite happy
vcr her chickens, which are hatching
right along. Last week she reported
fourteen to arrive on the
14th day of the month and wants to
know who can beat it. On that date
it her luck continues she will no
doubt havo thirty-one to hatch by
HIGH GRADE PIANOS
Soon on exhibition at the
Marion Music Store,
Press BIdg., Next
to Marion Bank.
C. R KIENER,
Hipresentative of the Famous
COURT CONVENED MAR. 18.
There are About the Usual Number
of Cases on the Docket for
BELOW IS A LIST OF THE JURORS.
The spriug term of the Crittenden
County Circuit Court convened at
Marion, Mai eh loth. There no
cases of unusual importance on the
docket for this term.
Monday was spent in organizing and
getting things ready fos business.
Tucsdas R. B. Gregory appealed in
court and executed bond for J. D.
Gregory and thereupon J. 1). Gregory
was released from jail.
Below is a list ot the grand jurors:
G. W. Howerton, foreman; Dock
McConnick, J. II. Patmor, M. 0.
Eskcw, Lewis Sliger, Henry Wheeler,
Josh Hamiltou, Mote Duvall,
W. D. Haynes, Pate Stewart, John
Malcom, J. A. Hurley.
Following is a list of those serving
on the petit jury:
Rice II. Duncan, Thos. N.
S. A. Snow, Wyatt Hunt,
Manuel Stephens, John Floyd,
Lucas, Ja. H. Hardesty, C.
W. Bryant, L. E. Crider, A. H.
Cardin, J. B. Nunn, Murray Travis,
John B. Easlcy, T. II. Roberts, E.
M Lindle, J. F. Neweom, Charles
Clement, Jhos. J. Stone, Ja. II.
Moore, Tom King, M. F. Enoch,
Marion Dean, Win. L. Clement, W.
N. Cullen, Wm. M. Hurley, Robert
Hodges, J. It. Fiulcy, John C. Martin,
Wm. II. Arflack, J. T. Tucker,
S. I. Brown, Ben S. Enoch.
The case of Commonwealth vs Fred
Lemon for selling liquor to Marion
Skinner was tried by a jury and acquitted.
The case of Commonwealth v Fred
Lemon for selling liquor to Floyd
McConnell was tried by jury and fined
$30 and cost.
On Saturday afternoon, in honor
of her guest, Mrs. J. L. Nicholson
and Miss Hodge, the guest of the
Misses Gray, Mr. H. H. Sayro very
delightfully entertained a few of hei
friends at live-hundred.
Mrs. Nicholson and Miss Hodge
wcreawaided the visitors prircs, a
bottle of toilet water and a set of hat
pins, Mrs. Drecher won the first
prize, a box of toilet soap A lunch
ot loaf cake and brandied peaches
The guest were: Mrs. J. L.
Nicholson, of Henderson, Miss Katie
Hodge, of Henderson, Mesdames
R. F. Haynes, R. D. Drecher, Tom
Clifton and G. P. Robrcts. Misses
Kittie and Fanuy Gray, Blanche
Haase and Leaffa Wilborn.
In honor of Miss Katie Hodge, of
Henderson, Mr. and Mrs. J. W.
Wilson very delightfully entertained
a few friends, at five hundred, Saturday
An elegant lunch was served, consisting
of sandwiches and salad, coca,
The ladie's prize was won by Mrs.
H. H. bayre and the gentlemen's
prize, by Capt. Haase.
The guests were: Misses Katie
Hodge, Kittle and Fanny Gray,
Blanche Haase, Delia Barnes, Martha
Henry, Lizzie James, Lillio
Cook and Leaffa Wilborn. Mesdames
H. H. Sayre, G. P. Roberts and
0. M. James. Messrs. T. H. B.
Haase, W.'M. Sanders, F. S. Stil-well,
W. H, Clark and R. B. Cook.
Secure absolute protection from
fire and tornadoes from Bourland &
Haynes, general insurance agents.
43 lalfMHV &
$ March 21,
43 Beginning Ten Days
43 Our Novelties
43 will all be
43 have our Spring
43 time for our
and French Patterns
in and we will
Opening in ample
friends to secure
j FRESHEST AND NEWEST CREATIONS j
43 IN THE MILLINER'S ART
Mrs. Lola M. Davidson
8 J. N. Woods Stand Main Street J
M'GREGOR LOCKED UP
Charged With being Implicated in Barn-Burning
Princeton, Ky., Maroh 13. John
McGregor, a Hopkins' county farmer,
was anested at his home in that
county Wednesday night on the
charge oi being implicated in the
bain burning here in December.
McGregor is the third persons to be
arrested as a result of the woik ot
the grand jury here, which is still
in session. Warrants are out lor
others who are alleged to have taken
part in the disorder. John Jackson,
the Caldwell county farmer, who was
arrested Tuesday, has given bond.
Durini: a severe electrical storm
here yesterday the courthouse was
struck by lightning, but no serious
damage was done, though a number
of persons were badly frightened.
Married Fifty Years.
Cards have been received in the
city by friends of Mr. and Mrs.
Singleton Hodge, of Princeton, Ky.,
announcing the fiftieth anniversary
celebration of their wedding. Mr.
and Mrs. Hodge resided here many
years and raised their family here
and have many friends here.
Mr. K. W. Wilsou, of this city,
is the only one of the attendants
who is now living. The wedding
took place March 2."i, 1S57.
Margaret Rebecca Moore.
A beautiful little daughter was
left at the home of Charles Moore
last Tuesday just afternoon by the
stork. She has been christened
Margaret Rebecca, the latter being
in honor of her mother.
Charlie was at his post in Henderson,
but came in on the first train.
The mother and babe are both getting
New Telephone Manager.
Last Thursday evening at eight
o'clock, a new telephone manager
arrived at the home of W. B. Butler
in East Marion. He is a fine fellow
and is named William Berry, Jr.
Bitten by Dog.
Ernest Tackerman, of Marion Ky.,
came to Paducah today in search of
a mad-stone. He found one at the
New Richmond hotel.
Col. Bud Dale applied the stone
which adhered to the wound a few
moments and then dropped off.
Mr. Tackerman was hitching his
horse to a pole on the street at Marion
yesterday when a stray black
dog bit him on the left leg. The
flesh was torn about three inches.
Paducah News Democrat.
22 and 23
Before Easter Sunday. J
J, D, TEMPLEMAN
Accepts Management of Telephone
Company at Nashville.
John I). Templemaii. one ot thi
city's known young men, and
who has been special agent tor the
East Tennessee Tclcphoue Co., with
headquarters at ha resigned
to accept the management ot
the Exchange of the same
I telephone company.
Mr. Templeman is an experienced
telephone man, having advanced in
the business at a very rapid rate
since accepting the management oi
the East Tennessee Telephone Exchange
of this city several years ago.
He was succeeded here by his
brother, J. M. Templeman, who has
had the management ot the Kat
Tennessee Telephone Cos., business
Mr. Templeman has had his
household good shipped from this
place to Nashville, where he will
make his luture home Princeton
your tongue to
in3 look in the glass you will see the effect
You can't help puckering it makes you pucker
to think of tasting it '
By the use o so called cheap Baking
'Powders youtake this puckering, injurious Alum
right into your system you injure digestion
and .ruin your, istomach
than Alum but you have
Of the Citizens of Crittenden County
Held at the Court House Last
At a meeting of the citizens oi
Crittenden county, held in Marion
Monday, March 18th, the following
resolutions we unanimously adopted:
Whereas, There have been violations
of the local option law in
our county, there having been convictions
in certain cases, and there
seem to be a disposition on the
part of some to disregard (he law,
therefore, be it
1koi.vei, That we, the citizens
oi Crittendeu county, denounce in
unmistakable terms each and all violations
of said law.
That, believing it to be the duty
of all good citizens to uphold the
law, we pledge to use oar best
to see that these ofiendcrs be
brought to justice.
That we heartily, commend the
city attorney and marshal of Maiion,
and other officials for their earnest
efforts in the detection and prosecution
of the iolators of this law, and
assure them we will give them our
hcaity co-operation and support.
W. H. Glints-,
G. B. La.mii,
U. G. Huoiir.s.
Yihc.il K i.(i in,
On Sunday, March 17, at the
residence ot J. M. Walker, ot Iron
Hill, Mis- Pearl Walker and Mr.
Henry Butler weie united in marriage,
Ilcv. W. T. Oakley officiating.
This i- a popular young couple
and the wishes them
a happy hie.
An Awful Death
Hob Hall, a miner, met death at
Fairview mine morning
by tailing trom a "skip down a
-halt a distance ot 220 ft. He lived
ten after reaching the
bottom. He leaves a wile and two
childien. Eliabcthtown, 111., Independent.
Stamp out consumption and typhoid
fever by a thorough cleaning.
pure, refined GrapeCreanrof
MRS. Z. T. TERRY DEAD
Passes Away Suddenly at Her Home Near
Forest Grove Last Sunday
The many friends ot Mrs. Z. T.
Terry, of the Forest Grove neighborhood,
were surprised to hear of her
sudden death, which ccured la
Sunday morning at eleven on
The funeral took place on
morning at eleven-thirty, at Hurricane
church, Ilevs. Benjamin Andres
and BoL'gess officiating. Many friends
had gathered to pay their last tribute
to the memory of their departed
Mrs. Ellen F. Terry was born May
13th, 1S47, iu Crittenden Co, Kj.
She was the daughter ol the late
Uriah Withcrspoon. On March 30th,
1S71 she was married to Mr. ',. T.
Terry. Six childien were born to
Mrs. Terry, five of whom remain to
mourn her death. They being Clarence,
Uriah and Lester and
Emma and Lcua.
At the age of twenty she united
with the Presbyterian church at
Marion, and has been a faithful
member ever since. She was a dc
vout Christian, a loving mother, and
i faithful wife. She had all of the
traces that adorned a true Christian
character, and her death will be ielt
iu the community in which -lie lived.
I have decided that if 1 can get a
Mifficieut number oi pupils to
that 1 will teach a Normal term iu
Maiiou, Ky. , tor the special training
of teachers and for the preparation
of thoe who wished to be examined
tor teacher's certificates.
The tcim will beuiu May 13th and
continue four week. Any one desiring
to attend will please to diop
me a potal card as I wih to decide
whether the number ot pupils will
justify my teaching. About twelve-have
expressed their de-ire for the
Normal. I shall gie you the best
drill possible in the time and at a
J.Mts F I'UK'K.
FOB SALE orir.iii. high
sir.ide pianos, owi on exhibition on
the New Maiion Mu-ii- Ilunse, tho
the profit ofqualifyr!the profit x)f gogealt& "