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while standing on his back .She
aud "old George" had many friends
in the audience.
Khca Love performed some sleight
of hand tricks which made several in
the audionoo feel to sec ii they still
had thoir watches and pockot books.
Ho is a pretty good imitator of the
groat magician, Hcrrraan.
Douglas Carnahan was a snake
charmer and carried his snake around
(ho tent in hi hand.
.Jamio Howerton and .loo Walker
were the clowns and they wcr
The sweet littlo song bird, Miss
Hazel I'ollard, delightod the audience
with one of her selections and by her
swoct faco and mannor won all hearts
l.ucile I'ollard and Linda Jenkins
woro also encored when they sang a
Th musie was furnished by the
Marion String Haud, composed of
Messrs. W. 0. Tucker, J. H. Ormo
and S. M. Jenkins, and was sweet
and much appreciated.
Old Cemetery Neglected.
The old cemetery, wherein lie the
remains of many of the county's best
peoplo -loved ones of somebody is
in a very undesirable condition.
Neglected, grown up in weeds and
bushes. We should not in our zoal
and enthusiasm over the new entirely
forget the ll for there's no friena
like an old friend. What should be
douo? This cemetery is within tho
city limits and deserves ot us all the
attention, which its age merits and
which our love for those buried there
The spot is naturally beautiful nod
is hallowed in the memory of many
of the older citizens of Marion on
account of its sacred associations,
and of its having been the trysting
place for many a young couple
quarter and n half century ago.
Will the men sit still and let the
good women make the first move at
Mr. Harry Itamage and Miss Lillic
Guess surprised their friends Sunday,
by going to Klizabothtown, HI., and
getting married. They were accompanied
by the bride's brother, Mr.
Claudo Guess, and Miss LinnioNunn.
Tho groom is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. S. H. Hamage of this city and
is a tinner by trade.
The bride is the daughter of Mr.
aud Mrs. S. R. Guess of this city
and is a very attractive young lady,
another lot sale on August
buying a lot July 4th may ;
start a home on the installment
about twenty lots on the J
West Gum street, and will
terms as tnose soiu on .iuiy
$2.00 per month until the lots
purchaser die before paying the
further payment will be
"niv" l.llinh tiwtCO ....jw lnt . flW . loCJltPfl. .- , IS
nlfwifa nf Mnrinn nnrl SIR
in any part of the city is
is the coming part of the town.
to these lots, being, outside
n nnv vof nno ir . in roach
iv. pvi j w.. -.- ---. -
afforded by our hustling
1907, is the last chance you
in Marion upon the
auction them upon the same
1th, being $10.00 cash and
are paid for. Should the
installments due, a deed without
made to the heirs of the deceased
IVnnf nm .,.., .lrll
iivoii vjuiii akiiuii iiiiuii
0 nun nf U .!nn,'n .,i.!,lnnu
l beautiful homes as can be found
X to be seen on this street. It
X There are no disadvantages
m nf flm .;.. i :..,: nn ,..
c " bitu .ivy iiiiuiD, uj until
jy and can grasp every opportunity
Remember August 1st,
will have to buy town property installment
plan, so act wisely and
tar pcrformors, riding her horse
MARION, CRITTENDEN COUNTY, KENTUCKY, JULY 18, 1907.
THE GRIM REAPER'S
Death Invades Many Homes
SIX PERSONS WELL KNOWN IN MARION
Mrs. Etnilino Gordon, wife of
Frank Wheeler, and daughter of the
lato W. 0. Carnahan, Marion's
wealthiest citizen at the time of his
death, died Sunday morning, July
11, 11107, at nine o'clock at her
homo in this city corner Bcllvillc
and College streets, after au illness
extending over several years, during
which she suffered greatly from
rheumatism and other bodily infirmities
which kept her in her room and
bed most of the time. Probably no
resident of Marion has ever been
afflicted so acutely as has Mrs.
Wheeler and the sympathy of tho
public has been with her and her
husband the whole time.
She was born Oct.. 21, 1S52, aud
was therefore in her 55th year.
She is survived by her husband,
who has been her inseparable companion
and uurso for several years
and who by his kindness to his afflicted
wife, has won the love and
admiration of all familiar with the
great care and responsibility which
she has been to him. Never a word
of complaint has he made, but has
forsaketi everything else for her.
Mrs. Wheeler was the mother of
two sons, Gussic, who died in infancy,
and Claude, who met an untimely
death Aug. .'1, 11100 having
been shot by an unknown assassin.
His widow, Mrs. Mattic Clark Wheeler,
and three children, Kula, Floyd
and Bradburn, make their home now
with the bereaved grand-father.
She is survived by one brother, Mr.
W. G. Carnahan, and by one half
sister, Mrs. Klcctra Frisbic, both of
Mrs. Wheeler was converted under
the preaching of Rev. B. A.
CundirT and joined the Methodist
church about twenty years ago.
The fuucral was conducted Monday
afternoon at 4 o'cleck by tho Rev.
Virgil Klgin from the family resi
dence and tho interment was in the
Death is always sad and each per
son called on to surrender to the
grim destroyer is dear to someone.
Tho old who have lived out their
threo score and ten years expect his
call, and not infrequently is the
little one taken before the dawn of
childhoods happy days and while
yet tho liny one is in the arms of its
doting parents, nil this scorns sad to
tho afflicted ones, but when wc are
called upon to look on the form of a
fine young man just grown to man's
estate, laid low by the hand of death
which has snatched him from tho
love and life of his swectheat wife
it is peculiarly heart-rending and wc
feel that the ways of the divine power
aro iuseruthblo aud not for us to
Charles Howard MeConnell, whoso
remain reached here Tuesday morning
from Kl Paso, Texas, alter u
three days journey across tho
had just attained his twenty-fifth
year and wus just a boy, so full
of life and promise u few months
buck when he wus attacked by tuberculosis,
which at first did not seem
to bo a serious ease, but which developed
rapidly until ho was advised
to seek another climate, which he
did last May by going to Kl Paso,
Tox., where at first ho was thought
to bo improving. Ho soon realized
though that his improvement was
only temporary and that tho disease
and Marion and Community
HAVE PASSED AWAY IN AS MANY DAYS
was alluring him on to his death.
His wife, friends and family were
notified and last week his devoted
wife started on the long and sad
journey to be at his bedside. He
recognised her, but was in a dclirum
most of tho time and lived only a
few day after she reached his bedside.
He had met an old friend there,
l'ate who showed him many
kindnesses during his illness and
who also was most thoughtful to the
bereaved young widow, who came U
the distance alone with her dead arriving
here at b a. m. Tuesday.
The remains were met at the station
by a large crowd of the friends
of the dead telegrapher, and wero
taken to the residence of his
A. J. Duvall.
Tho funeral was conducted Wednesday
afternoon at the residence by
Revs. J. H. Hutler and Virgil
aud the remains wcro laid to
rest in the new cemetery The
Order of Railway Telegraphers sent
many of their members, and many
beautiful floral offerings were sent
by friends of tho family and of the
Charlu" Howard MeConnell was
born in Crittenden county April 8,
18S2, died in Kl Paso, Tex., July
Hi, 1HU7. He professed religion
and joined the Methodist church in
Smithland in May, 1900.
His mother, who was Miss Rosa
Carter, well known here, died June
!. M03. His father, Rev. 11. T.
MeConnell, of Big Springs, Ky.,
survives him, also four brothers, one
sister and one half brother.
He was married two years ago,
Aug. ti, l'JU5, to Miss Lilly Duvall,
daughter of A. J. Duvall, of this
city, and the union was blessed with
one little babe, which preceded its
father to the grave last winter.
Mrs. Martha D, Clark.
Mrs. Martha D. Clark died Sunday,
July 14, 11HI7, at her home in
Tolu. She was born in this county
near Crittenden Springs Dec. If,
She was the widow of the late
Robert S. Clark, who preceded her
to the grave fourteen years ago.
She was the mother of Eugene Clark,
a well known citizen of Tolu, who
was the only child.
She whs buried at Hurricane Monday,
Revs. W. R. Gibbs and K. 1).
Mrs. Clark was a christian woman
and a member of the Baptist church.
The great sympathetic heurt of
Marion goes out to Mr. and Mrs.
W. N. Rochester in tho death of
their first born, which sad ovent
took place at 11 o'clock Tuesday
night at St. Mary's Hospital in
Expected as it had been for several
days, tho news from his bedside
having been most unfavorable from
tho start, when the ruessago came
oarly Wednesday morning that
Roscoo.. Ro'ohestcr was dead it sent a
thrill of sorrow, genuino and deep,
through many hearts in Marion whoro
he was born and had grown to promising
young manhood. Polito aud
gentlemanly in his deportment,
quiet and unassuming in manner he
was held in high esteem by everyone.
He had not reached his nineteenth
year, having bcon born August 22,
1888. He was a member of the M.
K. church, South, and had been for
three years. He was also a member
of the W. 0. W. Lodge.
Besides his parents ho is survived
by one brother, W. N. Rochester,
the 3rd, and two sisters, Vivian and
Thr remains artived hero on the
11 o'clock train Wednesday morniug
and were taken to the home of his
childhood, near the city.
Tho funeral will be held this
(Thursday) afternoon at 4 o'clock at
the M. K. church, South, and will
be conducted by Rev. Virgil Klgin.
The interment and luneral arrangements
will be in charge of tho W.
0- W. Lodge.
Miss Lake Farrls.
Miss Lake Farris, of Salem, died
Tuesday, July 10, at seven o'clock
in the morning. She was thirty-eight
years old and a daughter of
Mt. and Mrs. John R. Farris. She
was a member of Marion Baptist
church, her membership having been
moved from Pinckneyvillc.
The funeral was at the home by
Rev. T. C. Carter Tuesday afternoon,
and the burial at home cemetery.
She suffered intensely for several
weeks with a complication of diseases.
First from a tumor which was removed
in the Paducah hospital, later
appendicitis developed and then
During it all she was patient and
resigned, never murmuring against
her lot. Miss Lake was well known
atid loved here, where she resided
several years and won many hearts
by her sweet disposition.
Her sister, Mrs. John Cochran,
of this city, attended the funeral, also
Mr. Cochran. Mr?. Carlcton, of
Crayncville, is also a sister, also
Mrs. Wert Pierce.
Mr. and Mrs. Farris have the
sympatey of all in their affliction.
Mrs. George Gahagan.
Mrs. George Gahagan died very
suddenly Thursday, July 11, 1907.
On Wednesday evening she retired
apparently well, but in the morning
when some one went to awaken her
at four o'clock it was found that she
had died during the night.
She was born September 14, 1855
and professed religion in 1S70 under
the ministry of Rev. R. C. Love.
Before her marriage in 187ti she was
Msss Phillips, a daughter of Mr.
The funeral was held at Bells
Mines church conducted by Rev. W.
T. Oakley in the presence of a large
crowd of friends.
Mrs. R. A. Dowell Dead.
A telegram to Mr. W. K. Dowoll,
of Tolu, Saturday brought the
sudden news of the death of
his mother at her summer home in
Wcllsford, Kansas, early Saturday
morning. He received a second message
later in the day announcing
Tuesday as the date of the funeral
and burial. Mr. Dowell left as soon
us he could make arrangements, for
Mrs. Dowell was Miss Eliza Hill,
daughter of the lato Cel. E. W. Hill,
ot this county, and lived all her life
in this vicinity until tho family moved
to Wcllsford, Kans., about tweuty
years ago. Sho leaves three sons
and four duughters, Frank Dowell,
of Wcllsford, R. B. Dowell, of
Wichita, Kan., W. E. Dowell, of
Tolu, Ky., Mesdamcs Al Woods, Til-ford
Kldor. lT;o Young and Lydo
Hopper, all of Kansas.
Mrs. Dowell was a sister of K. P.
Hill, of this city, and a half sister
of Mrs. J. W. Belt, of the county.
Judge Dowell built and occupied
the large brick residence now owued
by R. H. Kemp, south of tho city.
Mrs. Dowell was known to many
of our older citizens and was highly I
esteemed by all. I
. V?'! hiV
Almost the Entire Business Portion of the
City togather with Three Dwellings
Go up in Flames
LOSS $55,000. INSURANCE $11,000.
On Tuesday morning about 1
o'clock our little neighboring city,
Dyousburg, was practically wiped ofi
the map by fire. Th? tiro is supposed
to have originated in the general
merchandise store belonging to Griffin
4c Wells, but the causo is unknown.
The loss is estimated at $55,000.
while the insurance i& only ?11,000.
The following business houses wont
up in the flames-
J. I. Hill, grocery; Owen Boaz,
grocery, Will Dycus, grocery; Will
Lowery, grocery; Geo. Decker, grocery;
W. L. Bennett & Co., general
merchandise; Griffin & Wells, Gen.
merchandise, Dr. Phillips, drug store
and office, Gregory's livery stable,
Post Office, Peoples Bank, Rhodes'
hotel, Yates, hotel and residence; J.
11. Glass, hardware store. Threo
residences were burned belonging
respectively to, J. B. Bennett, Ed.
Lowery and T. J. Yates.
Wc have not been able to secure
the full particulars concerning the
fire, the loss and etc., but it is
thought that S. H. Cassidy cv Co.
are the heavest losers. We understand
Dr. Phillips and the Bank will
Sunday School Picnic
On Thursday of last week the
pupils of the Methodist Sunday
School betook thenjEclvcB to the Crittenden
Springs for a picnic. There
were about two hundred picnicers,
and they certainly enjoyed the outing.
There wero two professional base
ball games. Tho teams were composed
of such famous players aa
H. K. Woods, T. H. Cochran, C. S.
Nunn, Dr. Frazer, Enoch Fritts, Joo
Walker, "W. O. Tucker and others
of eual fame. It was too bad the
rain put an end to the game when
scores were running up into the
The rain fell steadily all the afternoon
and Mrs. Davidson turned iho
hotel corridors and porches over to
the crowd aud every ono enjoyed tho
afternoon. Tho children romped
und the old folks chatted.
On account of the inclement
weather quite a number of the
had to remain over night and
enjoy the hospitality dispensed by
Thanks to the W. 0. W.
I wish to oxprcss my sincercst
thanks and gratitude to tho members
of tho W. O. W. Lodge for thoir kind
offering. May God's richest blessings
rest on each and everyone of
you is the best wishes of
Mus. W. T. Cari.oss.
C. W. Oldriovo, tho water-walker,
who won a $5000, wager by walking
on the water from Pittsburg to New
Orleans, committed suicide at Memphis,
Tenn., Saturday. His wife
was burned to death July 4th, by au
explosion. Ho went on a spree und
nded his life in u debauch.
AH persons having claims against
tho estate of J. S. Barnes, deceased,
will please present tho sumo to me,
or J. Maok Thompson, at Sturgis,
Ky., on or beforo tho first day of
September 1007, proporly proven as
required by law, or the same will bo
H. 1. Cvi.i.ky, Adnir. " ,-of
' f '
J. S. Barnes. c'8t
JENKINS & ORME'S CIRCUS
Marion s Young Men Make a Success of
Their Circus Big Crowd Attend,
SOME MARVELOUS PERFORMANCES
in ii George Ormo and Robert
, two of tho youthful and
') nl nt citizens of tho citv. an
i with rlamtng hoad lines,
hey wore goiug to give a show
i a) annuals and touts and cages
like a sure auough show,"
. nr was anxious to sec what
rfuiild do and wore only too
when tho day oauio, and the big
' parade passed througc the
en the touts were well filled,
la reserved seats and staudmg
i being well taken, Hay Morgan.
andson of .1. 1. Morgan, was tho
r if performer and indja rubber
..'. ills maneuver and contortions
a sight to sec and he wa freoly
red He is indeed a good trap
I, .tele Muxes Roberta Moore and
. Ormc looked like little fairies
'heir tiny little poriiiv. and aoh
.- a sweet as a roso bud and as
as could be.
Mis Kula Wheeler and her trick
r were loudly ohcered when he
'formed at her bidding.
I William Blue' somersault
u perfcottuu, as ho only
. d 'turn
l.ittlo IVrcy Mooro Suunnurvillc
w . one of tho best attraettons. Uo
r handsotuf, manly little follow
i he and his ponies brought down
homo, lie came all the way
n Mattoon to "help in the show.'
Little Miss Lvona Nogglo was an
bat of exceptional ability and
ru she -'skinned a eat" many in
audience were reminded of some
' their own childhood performances.
Raymond Olive and his two spannls
if really a treat to ioo. It is
wcllous how much can be taught
i dumb animal, ills dogs wore as
d as (Sentry's, but he did not
' in x many of thorn.
Dudley Nogglc, George Orine and
Sohwab and Jesie Olive wore
- "i on the traporc and it is reported
' now have an oiler to gu with
Urnuiii it Hailcy and are consider
Miss Linda Jenkins was une of the
We nre planning to have
1st, 1907, and those that missed
have another opportunity to
We are making a plat of
North side of the extension of