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VOL. 28. MARION, CRITTENDEN COUNTY, KENTUCKY, APRIL II. 1907. NUMBER 45.
MPT. COLMESNEIL DEAD
Tils Well Known I. C. Railroad Conductor
Succumbs To Fatal Illness.
HAB BEEN ILL FOR MANY WEEKS
Death relieved the sufferings of
Capt. William T. Colcmcsncil, after
being bedridden for several weeks at
1 :30 o'clock yesterday afternoon at
Letcher's Hospital. He had been
afflicted with heart trouble and dropsy
for some time and was competed, because
of his weakened condition, to
give up his position as conductor of
the Illinois Central railroad company,
after being in their service almost a
score of years.
Mr. Colemesncil was a very close
friend of Dr. Letcher of this city,
and when ho was taken sick in
Evansvillc his one desire was to be
placed under his care. Therefore,
accordingly, he was brought here
about three weeks ago. About ten
days later he was stricken with paralysis
which afflicted his whole left
side and since that time grew steadily
weaker until death relieved him
of his sufferings yesterday afternoon.
From the time he was taken down
with paralysis the attending physician
gave up hopes of his recovery
and said that the end would be but
the course of several days at most.
He was fifty-eight years old on January
Before entering thc'scrvicc of the
Illinois Central Mr. Colmcsncil was
connected with the old Ohio Valley
railroad company as when that line
was purchased by the I. C. he still
retained his position with that company.
Captain Colcmcsncil was born
January 2S 1S49 at Parquet Springs,
ear Louisville, and resided there
ntil after the breaking out of the
Civil War. When but a mere boy
he enlisted in the Confederate army
to fight for his commonwealth aud
After the war he entered the railroad
service and served on various
roads until shortly after the construction
of the old Ohio Valley
when he was made conductor with a
run between Henderson and Princeton.
The deceased leaves besides his
widow, two sons, Thomas, eighteen
years old, and Charles, fourteen
years. Henderson Gleaner.
Pilot DeaiTat Wheel
Pittbburg, Pa , April f. With
the spoke of tho pilot wheel clutch in
a death grip anil hand extended toward
the bell rope, Geo, W. Couant
was found lying dead in the pilot
houBC of the packet Lorcna, near
Bast Liverpool, Ohio at an early
Without a guiding hand, the big
packet filled with passengers, who
were peacefully sleeping, wandered
thither thru the dense fog and
was running at high speed into :
fctudded pool when Capt. Jno. Richardson
stopped the craft from running
Took Her Ring to "Match" it.
St. Louis, Mo., April !5. When
Miss Mattie Shipley, twenty-eight
years old, three weeks ago set her
Y New, Sweetest Tone, Hest
Y Make, For Sale, Also
Y to Excellent Organs.
Y Marion Music Store,
Tress Hldg., Next
I to Marion Bank.
C. R KIENER,
Representative of the Famous
wedding for April 1 she forgot that
it was All Fools Day. She says she
pledged her heart and hand to a
man thirty years old, who gave his
name as W. S. Hodges, and his address
as Mayaville Kentucky.
Hodges, according to Miss Shipley's
story to the police, wooed her
in real Kentucky style. Saturday
he told her that he was going down
town to buy a diamond engagement
and gold wedding ring and ask her
what style of diamond she preferred.
Miss Shipley says she gave him her
diamond ring and told him to match
it. Hodges did not return, and
there was no wedding.
Sunday evening just as a shower
came up Miss Lilly Gilbert and
Mr. Charley Conner drove up to the
residence of Rev. W. T. Oakley on
East Bcllvillc street and were united
in marriage. They did not get out
of the buggy altho it was raining,
but drove away as happy as larks as
soon as the Ucv. Oakley had finished
The bride is an unusually pretty
girl and is the daughter of Patrick
Gilbert, a well known citizen who
resides three miles North of the city.
The groom is a son of the late
Pate Conger and is a young man of
The happy couple were accompanied
by Mr. Albert Conger, brother
of the groom, and Mi-s Alma
Postlcwcicht, daughter ol Ninrc
J. R. Postlcweight.
J. F. Porter Announces.
Hon. J. V. Porter announce in
this issue of the Enterprise as a
for Representative of Webster
county, Subject to the actiou of the
Democratic party. Mr. Porter tieeds
no introduction from us, for he is
the best known man in the county
He has served his county most creditably
in many ways and is a man
of unquestioned ability. His record
as a Representative in the past
as county court clerk, then State
Senator, and later on the State
Board of Equalization, is open to all.
While in the Senate Mr. Porter
made a strenuous fight in behalf of
the school children of the State as
their champion for cheaper books
and was the author of the measure
making the common school term six
months inst?ad ol five. Providence
Burglar Attacks Farmer In Bed.
Paducah, Ky.. April II. Edward
McElyi, a farmer of the Hinkleville
section, a few miles from Paducah,
was robbed of $140 and badly beaten
last night. He retired early and had
just gotten into bed, when a large
man crawled from under the bed,
club in hand. He beat the prostrate
farmer into divulging the hiding
place of his money. McElya is
in a serious condition and bloodhounds
arc being sent to trace the
Disappears at CoTington.
Covington, Ky., April 'A L. G.
Thomson, son of Peter G. Thomson,
the millionaire president of the
Champion-Coated Paper Mills, of
Hamilton, 0., is missing. His
empty automobile was discovered by
the watchtneu at the plant of the
Bavarian Brcwiug compauy here
early this morning. In answer to
inquiries the young mau's mothor
said that her son had visited friends
in Covington last night. Thomson's
gloves were found in the automobile,
and this led to the identification of
Tornadoes aud windstorms are
likely to occur at any season of the
year, but more especially in tho
spring. The savings of a lifetime
may bo. swept away at any moment.
You secure absolute protection at a
small cosl from Bourland & Haynes.
Connected With Suicide of Mrs, Roach at
The Frankfort Penitentiary
WAS SENTENCED FROM DIXON, KY.
Frankfort, Ky., April 2. Pathetic
indeed are the incidents connected
with the siucidc of Mrs. Emma
Roach, of Webster county, at the
penitentiary yesterday. The remains
of the uufortunatc woman have been
shipped to her former home at Dixon.
The letter to the prison commissioner
asking lor a parole gives the details
of the crimes and the things which
led her to kill her tormcr husband.
It was thru a mother's love for her
child, she declared that drove her to
tire the fatal shot. The letter, dated
November 10, l!)Oti, is as follows:
Frankfort, Ky., State Prison, Nov.
10, lUOlJ. Commissioner Brown:
Kind Sir. I was sentenced from
Dixon Ky., for shooting and killing
my divorced husband Gholson Teague.
I had come from Homer 111., to visit,
where I was living with my second
husband, Charles Koach. He had
let me come back to my old home
to visit my dear old father and two
brothers. 1 had with me my two
littc daughters, Vera, who is just
blooming into young womauhcod,
and my little baby Uuth.
The court gave me both my little
girls aud alimony, which he, Mr.
Teague, aud his son by a former
marriage, tried to beat me out -of, as
inclosed letter will shov. Mr.
Toague abused tue, until at last 1
reached the limit of human icdurauce
my health was all broken down aud
I appealed to the law for protection
from that man, us he was a habitual
drunkard. After spcudiug a few
happy weeks with my father and two
brothers, I made my arrangement,-to
go back to my distant home.
When Mr. Tcague found out I
he -aid I should cover take
my baby back with me.
Then he or some one started the
report that I had sold my children
that 1 fought so hard for r11 the days
before. I to start away the next
miirniug. He followed aud made all
soils of threat- against me, -and being
afraid of him and thinking my life in
danger, and knowing he would try to I
take my baby by force, I concealed a
pistol and took my little girls and i
my two brothers went with me to the
depot to bid me goodbye, ltichard I
aud Hubert Crenshaw. As I wa I
standing in the wailing room holding
my baby by the hand, he, TY'aguc.
came up and attempted to snatch her
from me. I held on to her precious
little form, and oh, how dear sic was
to me at that 'moment, 1 never loved
my baby quite so much as then. I
begged him to let go, and when my
brothers saw us struggling they came
to my rescue. Just as they took
hold ol him, in that awful, moment
shot him I seem to have lost all
reason, and being sick and nervous, I
shot him onetime.
My little daughters arc and always
have been , my most piceious treasures,
aud God in heaven knows that
my poor brothers arc innocent and
had no part in tho trouble. They are
implicated just because they had their
hands on him, trying to reason with
him, trying get- him to give up ray
baby but I was so orazed at that time
that I was uot responsible for what I
You know, Dear Mr. Brown that
it's the naturo of the lowest creature
that lives on earth to fight for her
young and how much more would it
bo tho nature of a human mother to
fight for her young. I did not to want
hurt the man. I was only thinking
of my little delicate, tender child that
was being so cruelly torn away from
inc. I was so blinded by grief aud
despair that I did not realize what
I was dointr.
I knew that my baby w& in danger.
I did not have a just and fair trial
or I would never have been convicted,
and to think of my brothers being
so unjustly confined. It was I
who did the shooting. Not them.
Oh, what true mother would uot
fight for her children that she suffered
and brought into the world. My
oldest daughter. Vera, fifteen years
of age, needs my care and protection
now more than ever. I do so want
her to be educated, and my little
baby Ruth is such a delicate child
and does need a mother's love and
care so much. But, if you cannot
find it in your heart to give me my
freedom, won't you please give my
two brothers their freedom. Richard
has a wife and a sweet little baby
who needs his care so much, and my
dear old father needs my brother
Robert's so much, and
they arc innocent. Oh, I do want
to be free so 1 can take care of my
little giris once more, but if you
can't open your heart and let me
have my liberty once more, won't
you give my poor innocent
brothers their freedom? 1 beg of
you in God's name to grant a broken-hearted
mother and s prayers.
I remain your humble
Mr. Emma Roach.
Special Train to Carry Eggs.
Pembroke. Ky.. April 7. Loaded
entirely with "'i;s, a -pedal train
will leav. Pumhroki' about April l."i
for the Chicago market. The train
will of fifteen to twetuv car
and will carry L'.'X'OUU These
eggs Iti'vtj been gathered by a produce
company here from the surrounding
enu title and will brum into
The coit.jmny ha- been
several of eirgs each week
nut train will carry the banner
low: from Kentucky ami Imm probably
any other Statu
"Dick" Out Re-elected Gity Cierk.
According to the Wichita, Kr... 'the comer of Gum and Main
P&ily Eagle Richard N. Dor:, a land will occupy it
former Marion boy ha- be;u re-elect-1 II. H. Sayre and family will oc
eivitv clcrl. at that place ;jy a cupy the Howe Williams property
ol '. ,4.". He ran ahead of soon as vacated by Mr. Olnc and
Graham, for mayor, l,.Y2t! otos. family.
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Readily Yield to Soothing, Healing
Treatment of Hyomei
Bronchial troubles are purely local.
They cannot be helped by stomach
dosing. They arc caused by irratation
in the air pa-sages and can be relieved
and cured by medicated air alone.
In this lies the secret of the great
success of in the treatment
of oronchial troubles.
The first breath of medicated
air sooths the inflammation,
stops the cough, and relief soon becomes
permanent and a cure results.
has made many remarkable
cures in the worst and most
forms of bronchial troubles and is
sold by Haynes & Taylor with the
same guarantee as they give when
is purchased for catarrh,
that is, to refund the money if the
remedy does not give satisfaction.
The complete outfit costs but $1.00.
The past week has witnessed more
newspaper changes than ever before
known in the history of Madison-ville.
Dan Wilson has severed his
connection with The Hustler and
has gone with the Journal. .1. E.
Eawcett, of the Earlington Bee, has
bought T. C. 0' Bryan's interest in
the and will take charge
before a great while, while the
Adams brothers who have been connected
with the Graphic, and Chas.
P. Morehead, of Morgantown, Ky.,
have made arrangements to go to
Morgautield and establish a new
paper. If there are any other newspaper
change- in the town to note,
we have not as yet been able to
c.tch on. Ex.
Trading in Real Estate.
Mr. and Mr-. S Guucnhiem have
purchased the Maxwell residence on
the corner of Main and Pepot streets
and will occupy it in the near future.
Jes-e Olive ha purchased the
ludc .lames A. Moore residence on
in the child's health; do not imperil
use of poor .baking powder.
pure, home-made muffin, cake
the purity, you must use
a diffcraicom year heme a difference m your
a difference in year cooking.
ROYAL it absolutely Pure.
The Baptist church will he-gin
to take form. Already the
brick aud heavy lumber are on the
ground and ere long the work on the
beautiful edifice will begin. The
plans for this church are model- ol
perfection and beauty, and this
structure promises to be a joy to
Gus Taylor has the carpenters beginning
on the plans and
for his house which is to be a
commodious brick. As soon as he
chooses his contractor the work will
proceed and be pushed as rapidly a
T. H. Cochran will build a substantial
brick residence at once on
his lot next to the P. S. Maxwell
residence on Main street.
Mrs. M. E. Croft will build a two
story brick on her lot recently purchased
of P. S. Maxwell.
Bride and broom Are Burned to Death.
Sutton, W. Va., April :!. Dr. and
Mrs. Lloyd Garcc, of this place,
were burned to death tonight when
Riverview Hotel was destroyed by
Dr. and Mrs. Garee were married
yesterday at Moundsville, V. Va.,
and were enroute to the home of the
groom's mother where the wedding
supper was awaiting their coming.
Garcc had just finished his medical
education and intended practice.
Sunday School Convention.
The meetinn of the county Sunday
School Convention, will be held this
year probaly in July, neat Marion in
the woodland, at the foot of Wilson
hill, which is being cleared up of all
under irrowth and and put in
fino for such a meeting.
The woodland are from
several road- and as theie is abuud
anee of water for man and beast, it
would an ideal place for a Sunday
school convention and picnic
Invitations have been recievcd in
this city by friends of James Chester
Bibb, to his marriage to Miss
Erna Dahney Mahoue. of Xorl'ork,
Mr. Bibb is the -on of Geo.
Bibb, of this city, ami is now
book-keeper in the Navy yards at
The bride is a tcaclur in a college
in that city.
They usually want
Vou remember the hunger you had
Home cooking counts for much
or biscuit ready when they