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1ST I. VOL. 29. MARION, CRITTENDEN COUNTY, KENTUCKY, JULY 18, 1907. NUMBER 7
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JENKINS & ORME'S CIRCUS
Marion's Young Men Make a Success of
Their Circus Big Crowd Attend,
SOME MARVELOUS PERFORMANCES
When George Orme and Robert
Jenkins, two of the youthful and
enterprising citizens of the city,
with flaming head lines,
that they were going to give a show
with real animals aud tents and cages
"just like a sure enough show,"
everyone was anxious to see what
they would do and were only too
glad when the day came, and the big
street parade passed througe the
When the tents were well filled,
all the reserved scats and standing
room being well taken, Ray Morgan,
a grandson of J. P. Morgan, was the
trapeze performer and indja rubber
man. His maneuvers and contortions
were a sight to sec and he was freely
encored. He is indeed a good trapeze
Little Misses Roberta Moore and
Clara Orme looked like little fairies
on their tiny little ponies and each
was as sweet as a rose bud and as
cute as could be.
Miss Eula Wheeler and her trick
horse were loudly cheered when he
performed at her bidding.
John William Blue's somersaults
were perfection, such a he only
Little Percy Moore Suuimcrville
was one of the best attractions. He
is v handsome, manly little fellow
and he and his ponies brought down
the honsc. He came all the way
from Mattoon to "help in the show.'
Little Miss Leona Noggle was an
acrobat of exceptional ability and
when she "skinned a eat" many in
the audience were reminded of some
of their own childhood performances.
Raymond Olive and his two spanels
were really a treat to see. It is
marvellous how much can be taught
to a dumb animal, His dogs were as
good as Gentry's, but he did uot
have as many of them.
Dudley Nogglc, George Orme and
Lester Schwab and Jessie Olive were
good on the trapeze and it is reported
they now have an offer to go with
Barnum & Bailey and are considering
Miss Linda Jenkins was one of the
More Lots At
We are planning to have another lot sale on August
1st, 1907, and those that missed buying a lot July 4th may
have another opportunity to start a home on the installment
We are making a plat of about twenty lots on the
North side of the extension of West Gum street, and will
action them upon the same
th. beincr $10.00 cash and
are paid for. Should the purchaser die before paying the
installments due, a deed without further payment will be
made to the heirs of the deceased purchaser.
If Opportunities Knock
Why Not Take Heed?
West Gum street, upon which these lots are located, is
one of the principal residence streets of Marion, and as
beautiful homes as can be found in any part of the city is
to be seen on this street. It is the coming part of the town.
There are no disadvantages to these lots, being outside
of the city limits, no town tax to pay, yet one is in reach
and can grasp every opportunity afforded by our hustling
Remember August 1st, 1907, is the last chance you
will have to buy town property in Marion upon the installment
plan, so act wisely and be satisfied.
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star performers, riding her horse
while standing on his back She
and "old George" had many friends
in the audience.
Rhea Love performed some sleight
of hand tricks which made several in
the audience feel to see if they still
had their watcher and pocket books.
He is a pretty good imitator of the
great magician, Herrman.
Douglas Carnahan was a snake
charmer and carried his snake around
the tent in his hand. .
Jamie Howerton and Joe Walker
were the clowns and they were
The sweet little song bird, Miss
Hazel Pollard, delighted the audience
with one of her selections and by her
sweet face and manner won all hearts
Lucilc Pollard and Linda Jenkins
wcrcalso encored when they sang a
Th music was furnished by the
Marion String Band, composed of
Messrs. W. 0. Tucker, J. H. Orme
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
people loved ones of somebody is
in a very undesirable condition.
Neglected, grown up in weeds and
bushes. We should not in our zeal
and enthusiasm over the new entirely
forget the old for there's no friend
like an old friend. What should be
done? This cemetery is within tho
eity limits and deserves ot ns all the
attention, which its age merits and
which our love for those buried there
The spot is naturally beautiful and
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 a
quarter and a half century ago.
Will the men sit still and let the
good women make the first move ai
Mr. Harry Ramage and Miss Lillic
Guess surprised their friends Sunday,
by going to Ehzabethtown, 111., and
getting married. They were accompanied
by the bride's brother, Mr.
Claude Guess, and Miss LinnieNunn.
The groom is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. S. H. Ramage of this city and
is a tinner by trade.
The bride is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. S. R. Guess of this city
and is a very attractive young lady.
terms as those sold on July
$2.00 Der month until the lots
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THE GRIM REAPER'S
Death Invades Many Homes
SIX PERSONS WELL KNOWN IN MARION
Mrs. Emiline Gordon, wife of
Frank Wheeler, and daughter of the
late W. C. Carnahan, Marion's
wealthiest citizen at the time of his
death, died Sunday morning, July
14, 1007, at nine o'clock at her
home in this city corner Bellville
and College streets, after an 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 the
public has been with her and her
husband the whole time.
She was born Oct., 21, 1S52, and
was therefore in her 55th year.
She is survived by her husband,
who has been her inseperable companion
and nurse 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
forsaken everything else for her.
Mrs. Wheeler was the mother of
two sons, Gussie, who died in infancy,
and Claude, who met an untimely
death Aug. 3, 1900 having
been shot by an unknown assassin.
His widow, Mrs. Mattie 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. Electra Frisbic, both of
Mrs. Wheeler was converted under
the preaching of Rev. B. A.
Cundiff and joined the Methodist
church about twenty years ago.
The funeral was conducted Monday
afternoon at 4 o'cleck by the Rev.
Virgil Elgin from the family residence
and the interment was' in the
Death is always sad and each per-the
son called on to surrender to
grim destroyer is dear to someone.
The old who have lived out their
three 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 the tiny one is in the arms of its
doting parents, all this seems sad to
tho afflicted ones, but when we 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 lifo of his sweetheat wife
it is peculiarly heart-rending and we
feel that the ways of the divine power
are inscrutable and not for us to
Charles Howard McConnell, whose
remains reached here Tuesday morning
from El Paso, Texas, after a
three days journey aoross the continent,
had just attained his twenty-fifth
year and was just a boy, so full
of life and promise a few monlhs
baok when he was attacked by tuberculosis,
which at first did not seem
to be a serious case, but which developed
rapidly until he was advised
to seek -another climate, which he
did last May by going to El Paso,
Tex., where at first ho was thought
to be improving. He soon realized
though that his improvement was
only temporary and that the disease
and Marlon 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 delirum
most of the time and lived only a
few day-, after she reaqhed his bedside.
He had met an old friend there,
Pate who showed him many
kindnesses during his illness and
who also was most thoughtful to the
bereaved young widow, who came all
the distance alone with her dead arriving
here at 8 a. m. Tuesday.
The remains were met at the station
by a large crowd of the friends
of the dead telegrapher, and were
taken to the residence of his father-in-law,
A. J. Duvall.
Tho funeral was conducted Wednesday
afternoon at the residence by
Revs. J. H. Butler and Virgil Elgin
and the remains were 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 the family and of the
Charh; Howard McConnell was
born in Crittenden county April 8,
1SS2, died in El Paso, Tex., July
13, 1H07. 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
1), 1003. His father, Rev. R. T.
McConnell, of Big SpriDgs, Ky.,
survives him, also four brothers, one
sister and one half brother.
He was married two years ago,
Aug. (i, 1005, 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, 1007, at her home in
Tolu. She was born in this county
near Crittenden Springs Dec. 10,
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 was buried at Hurricane Monday,
Revs. W. R. Gibbs and E. D.
Mrs. Clark was a christian woman
and a member of the Baptist church.
The great sympathetic heart of
Marion goes out to Mr. and Mrs.
W. N. Rochester in tho death of
their first born, which sad event
took place at 11 o'clock Tuesday
night at St. Mary's Hospital in
Expected as it had been for several
days, the news from his bedside
having been most unfavorable from
the start, when the message came
early Wednesday morning that
Roscoe, Rochester was dead it sent a
thrill of sorrow, genuine 'and deep,
through many hearts in Marion where
he was born and had grown to promising
young manhood. Polite and
gentlemanly in his deportment,
quiet and unassuming in manner he
was held in high esteem by everyone.
Be had not reached his nineteenth
year, having been born August 22,
1888. He was a member of the M.
E. church, South, and had been for
three years. He was also a member
of the W. 0. W. Lodge.
Besides his parents he is survived
by one brother, W. X. Rochester,
the 3rd, and two sister, Vivian and
Thr remains arrived here on the
11 o'clock train Wednesday morning
and were taken to the home of his
childhood, near the city.
The funeral will be held this
(Thursday) afternoon at 4 o'clock at
the M. E. church, South, and will
be conducted by Rev. Virgil Elgin.
The interment and funeral arrangements
will be in charge of tho W.
0- W. Lodue.
Miss Lake Farris.
Miss Lake Farris, of Salem, died
Tuesday, July 1G, at seven o'clock
in the morning. She was thirty-eight
years old and a daughter of
It. and Mrs. John R. Farris. She
was a member of Marion Baptist
church, her membership having been
moved from Pinckncyville.
The funeral was at the home by
Rev. T. C. Carter Tuesday afternoon,
and the burial at home cometery.
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
a"nd loved hero, where she resided
several years and wou many hearts
by her sweet disposition.
Her sister, Mrs. .John Cochran,
of this city, attended the fuueral, also
Mr. Cochran. Mr. Carleton. of
Crayneville, is also a sister, also
Mrs. Wert Pierce.
Mr. and Mrs. Farris have the
sympatey of all in their affliction.
Mrs. George 6ahagan.
Mrs. George Gahagan died very
suddenly Thursday, July 11, 1007.
On Wednesday evening she retired
apparently well, but in the morning
when some one went to awaken her
at four o'clock it was fouud that she
had died during the night.
She was born September 14, 1855
and professed religion in 1870 under
the ministry of Rev. R. C. Love.
Before her marriage in 1S7 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. E. Dowell,
of Tolu, Saturday brought the shockingly
sudden news of the death of
his mother at her summer home in
Wellsford, Kansas, early Saturday
morning. He received a socond message
later in the day announcing
Tuesday as the date of the funeral
and burial. Mr. Dowell left as soon
as he could make arrangements, for
Mrs. Dowell was Miss Eliza Hill,
daughter of the late Cel. E. W. Hill,
of this county, and lived all her life
in this vicinity until tho family moved
to Wellsford, Kans., about tweuty
years ago. Sho leaves threo sons
and four duughters, Frank Dowell,
of Wellsford, R. E. Dowell, of
Wichita, Kan., W. E. Dowell, of
Tolu, Ky., Mesdames Al Woods, Til-ford
Elder, fto Young and Lydo
Hopper, all of Kansas.
Mrs. Dowell was a sister of E, P.
Hill, of this city, and a half sister
of Mrs. J. W. Belt, of the county.
Judge Dowell built and ocoupied
the large brick residence now owned
by K. H. Kemp, south of the city.
Mrs. Dowell was known to many
of our older citizens and was highly
esteemed by all.
Almost the Entire Business Portion of the
City togather with Three Dwellings
Go up in Flames
LOSS $55,000, INSURANCE $11,000.
Ou Tuesday morning about 1
o'clock our little neighboring citv.
Dycusburg, was practically wiped off
the map by fire. Th? tire i-s supposed
to have originated in the general
merchandise toro belonging to Griffin
A: Well, but tlie cause is unknown.
The loss is estimated at $55,000.
while the insurance is ouly $11,000.
The following business houses went
up in the flames -
J. 1. Hill, grocery; Owen Boa.,
grocery, Will Dycus, grocery; Will
Lowery, grocery; Geo. Decker, grocery,
W. L. Bennett & Co., general
merchandise; Griffin A: Wells, Gen.
merchandise, Dr. Phillips, drug toro
and office, Gregory's livery stable,
Post Office, Peoples Bank, Rhodes'
hotel, Yates, hotel and residence; J.
R. Glass, hardware store. Three
residences were burned belonging
respectively to. J. B. Bennett, Ed.
Lowery and T. J. Yatc.
We hae not been able t" ecuro
the full particulars concerning the
fire, the loss' and etc., but it i.s
thought that S. 11. Casidy A: Co.
are the hcavest losers. Wo understand
Dr. Phillips and the Bank will
Sunday School Picnic
On Thuisday of lat week iho
pupils of the Methodist Sunday-School
betook themselves to the Crittenden
Springs lor a picnic. Thero
were about two hundred picnicers,
and they certainly enjoyed the outing.
There were two professional base
ball games. The teams were composed
of such famous players as
H. K. Woods, T. H. Cochran, O. S.
Nunn, Dr. Frazcr, Enoch Fritts, Joe
Walker, . O. Tucker aud others
of equal 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 alter-noon
and Mrs. Davidson turned ihe
hotel corridors and porches over to
the crowd aud every ono enjoyed the
afternoon. The children romped
and the old folks chatted.
On account of the inclement
weather quite a number ot the
had to remain over night and
enjoy the hospitality dispensed by
Thanks to the W. 0. W.
I wish to express my sincerest
thanks and gratitude to the members
of the W. O. W. Lodge for their kind
offering. May God's richest blessings
rest on each and everyone of
you is the best wishes of
Mrs. W. T. Cari.oss.
C. W. Oldricve, tho water-walker,
who won a $5000, wager by walking
on tho water from Pittsburg to New-Orleans,
committed suicide at Memphis,
Tenn., Saturday. His wifo
was burned to death July 4th, by an
explosion. Ho weut on a spree and
ended his -life in a debauch.
All persons having claims against
the estate of J. S. Barnes, deceased,
will please present the same to me,
or J. Maok Thompson, at Sturgis,
Ky., on or beforo tho first Jr
September 1907, properly proven as
required by law, or the same 'will he
H. L. CDMiiv, Admr.
of J, S. Barnes.