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the way. On Christmas Eve,
she said, Wells left; the houseboat
in company with Longnecker
and returned everal
hours later without the Cincinnati
fur buyem When asked
where Longnecker was the
woman says Wells replied,
"I've put him away where he'll
never bother us any more.
There's not a chance for anyone
discovering the body because I
put it under a lot of brush. If
-the water comes up high enough
it will wash him away. It won't
be long before the hogs will eat
him up." This she says, Wells
remarked as he stepped from a
onto the shanty upon
The Putman woman says that
the murder occurred on Christmas
Eve and that the following
day she, Meisberger and the
Wells arrived at the Duck's
Nest just above Paducah on the
The Livingston county sheriff
and other prosecuting officers are
of the opinion that the woman
did not tell all she might have
told in her confession. She apparently
was badly frightened
when Sheriff Foster arrived with
with Wells and his wife, for not
many hours afterwards she asked
the jailer to allow her to see
the sheriff. That Meisberger
had a hand in the murder is generally
believed. The Smithland
officials think that there was
some division of Longnecker's
property made between the two
coup'es. Bjth Wells and his
wife were examined rigidly
Thursday afternoon by County
Judge Clark and County Attorney
Lai Threlkeld with the result
that Wells admitted having
some of Longnecker's property.
However he swore he had purchased
it from the Cincinnati
man just before he left him at
New Albany, Ind. It was at
that city opposite Louisville he
last saw Lohgnecker, according
to the story Wells told the au
n hen the officers made an effort
to secure a confession from
the Wells woman, who was the
most neatly dressed of the quartette,
she was obstinate and re
fused steadfastly to say anything
regarding the murder.
"I'll talk at the proper time
and not before. No, I'll tell you
nothing about my family either.
But when I begin talking you can
Jbet if I'm into this at all, there
are some even deeper than I am.
"You might as well put me
back into my cell right now be
-cause I'm not going to tell you
one thing," the pretty little
woman said. And the court took
her at her word.
Sheriff Foster and the coroner
will visit the public burying-ground
this morning and unearth
the body of Longnecker, which
was buried a few days following
its discovery. The officers believe
that they will find additional
evidence of considerable value
in the case.
A deputy sheriff will arrive in
Paducah this morning and seize
the house-boats in which the
Wells and Meisbergers lived.
' The boats have been in the Duck's
Nest since officers compelled the
owners to abondon them and go
A search of the boats already
has been made and nothing of
any important nature was found.
Wells, in his statement to Sheriff
Foster yesterday, said he had
some of Longnecker's property
but that it was on a boat which
they left at Elizabethtown.
However, there is a do
tied to the shanty-boat which
formerly belonged to Longnecker. If
Patrolmen Mike Dugan, Kelly
Franklin, Andy Stewart and
Walter England, as well as Constable
A. C. Shelton will, profit
boaters if a conviction is scored
in the Livingston courts. Several
days before Welhi and
were arrested, Governor
James M. McCreary offered a
reward of $200 for the apprehension
and conviction of Longnecker's
The murder of Frank Longnecker
was one of the most bru
tal in the history of Western ,
Kentucky. When his body was
uncovered by a Livingston county
man, who was working on the'
small island the day after Christmas,
the eyps had been eaten
out by hogs which" were feeding
upon the small strip of land.
His eyelids had even been bitten
away by the hungry animals.
The discovery of the body was
reported immediately to Sheriff
Foster, whose investigation
brought out the fact that Longnecker
had been shot and afterwards
stabbed to death. Most
peculiar, however, was the fact
that the clothing which had been
placed on Longnecker's body
bore no ragged cuts oyer those
parts of the body which bore the
stabs of a knife. Neither were
there evidences of shot having
passed through the clothes.
As the coroner was burying
Longnecker's body at Smithland,
Sheriff Foster noticed a singularly
peculiar watch chain fall from
one of the dead man's pockets.
He picked it up and when he left
for Elizabethtown the next morning
in search of persons who
might have seen the murdered
man before his death, he took
the chain along with him.
At Elizabethtown Sheriff Foster
found many who had seen
Longnecker. They identified the
chain as one which Longnecker
had displayed when someone
mentioned his apparent carelessness
in carrying about a watch
while on the river without using
a chain. The chain had not been
completed at that time as Longnecker
was still weaving it.
Sheriff Foster's trip up the
river was fruitful even to .a
greater extent than discovering
the identity of the murdered
man. He saw people who had
seen Longnecker with another
man. An accurate description
of tha man was obtained and
Sheriff Foster returned to Smith-
land. This man afterward proved
to be Meisberger.
Upon his arrival at Smithland,
a letter from Mrs. Frank Longnecker
of Madison, Ind., awaited
him. "Please send back the
dog which Longnecker had with
him when he was murdered," is
the substance ot the letter which
Sheriff Foster read, Mrs. Longnecker
gave a careful descrip
tion of the dog, which she explained
was a Scotch terrier. In
closing the letter she said she
and Longnecker had been sepa
rated for two years and that
Longnecker had taken the dog
with him, and without her consent,
when he left on a shanty-boat.
This gave the Livingston Co.,
sheriff a new and valuable clue.
To find Longnecker's dog would 85
be finding the murderers of the
Cincinnati man, or at least someone
who had some knowledge f
Longnecker's companions. A
quietfsearch for the dog was then
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the throttle of the goverment,
but we who are not especially
politi ms, have begun to doubt
the power of the tariff, high or
low, to eradicate from this
forty years of republi
can graft and misrule.
We hope however, that at the
inauguration of President-elect
Wilson, there will be inaugurated
in every department of this
goverment the great principals
that go to make righteousness,
and justice to all.
May this declaration be written
and read of all men, "Righteousness
exalteth a Nation, but
Sin is a Reproach to any People."
We are fascinated with the
hope of a better day, when we
see such men, as some of those
whe stand in the first ranks of
our country's responsibilities,
standing for the things that are
higher, and the things that are
We rejoice that the hand of!
the Divine directs the destiny of
nations today, by the hand of
With a fond hope for the fu-
ture, we are,
Yours very truly,
J. G. HAYNES.
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For sale by all dealers.
James Oakley came through this
section a few days ago buying up a
carload of poultry.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Farley, of
Morehouse, Mo., have returned to
their home after a few weeks' visit
with friends and relatives near here.
Misses Elva Hatley and Corda Ar-
flack were guests of Mr and Mrs.
Willie Hatley, of Henshaw, a few days
Dan McKinley contemplates moving
to his new home near Sullivan, in a
E. E. Phillips will occupy Mr. Mc
Tom Brantley spent Saturday night
with his cousin, Ray Brantley.
Dan Brantley, of Dawson Springs,
spending a few days with his sister,
Mrs. John Gilbert Aunt Nccie and
Uncle John are two of the oldest people
in this neighborhood. She being
years old and he 87.
Prayer meeting at Rosebud every
Saturday night; Sunday School every
Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock. All
are invited to attend.
Mrs. Mary and Kitty Phillips spent
New Year's day with Mrs. Joo Brantley.
No marriages have taken place recently,
in this locality, to report. But
perchance will be later on.
Miss Sadie Crider spent Saturday
night with Misses Elsie and Nellie
Will Fowler has moved his saw mill
near the Phillips railroad crossing. He
also erecting a new house near the
If this fails to find the waste basket,
will call again. " , I
The back water is about to carry us
The river has rose twenty feet in
four days and nights It is the largest
we.havq bd in raanyyMu.
Miirtaa t ' CtiaiimtSWikmm Tk
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day visiting old friends.
Messrs. Al Stokes and Finis Hughes
returned from Smithland, Ky., Tuesday,
where they have been for several
Miss Nonie Winn, who has been visiting
her brother, W. T. Winn, for the
past few days, returned home Wednesday.
Dink Sturgeon took up his lights
Monday, on account of high water.
The men are busy keeping the ties
out of the river.
George Thorne and family moved to
Mrs. Mary Ejkew, who has been
very low with pneumonia fever, is
some better at this writing.
Mrs. Nan Thorne arrived here Wednesday
to be with Mrs. Eskew during
Our new steamer John Lowery passed
Weston Sunday evening at 3 o'clock
on her first trip to Paducah. The cost
of this boat is $45,000.00.
C. V. Oakley, of Marion, was in
Weston, Wednesday with an insurance
There are a great many pens of corn
nearly under water waiting for boats
to come to their assistance.
Miss Corda Smart spent Sunday the
guest of Ruby Hughe.
Miss Ruby Gahagan spent Sunday
with Miss Ruby Sturgeon.
What is the matter with Cross
Lanes? Let us hear from you.
E. L. Nunn and fami'y and E. M.
Gahagan spent New Year's diy at the
home of W. U. Hughes
Mr. LaRue, the county surveyor,
was here last week surveying some
land for W H. Black and Levi Steel.
Misses Elvah Hatley and Corda Ar-flack
visited Willie Hatley, of
last week also Mrs. Lizzie
of DeKoven. They reported
a pleasant trip.
Bro. Vick delivered an excellent sermon
at. Rosebud, Sunday.
Misses Florence and Lola Nelson
and Mr. Thomas Walker spent Sunday
at the home of G. W. King.
There was a singing at Otho Phillips'
Sunday night which was a success.
Miss Ina Newcom spent Saturday
night with Miss Bculah Nation.
Boys, you'd better keep your -eyes
on your "best girl," for there were
two Fords Ferry boys in our neighborhood
Sunda afternoon prospecting.
H. L. Sullivan and Chester Truitt
were in Marion, Soturday.
This is a letter Hon. E. L. Nunn
wrote to his father when he was a
young man fifty years ago when he
was in the army. The letter has just
been found by your correspondent at
the Hon. John Nunn farm. It reads
as follows: -"Sept. 4th, 1862. Dear
father, I am in camp near Paris,
Tenn,, and living very well at present
and the rest of the boys are well. Pa
I have been in two fights and heard
the bullets whistle. Pa I have been
in every skirmish since I've been out
and I am ready for another one. Pa,
them boys that went down to see
mama you can tell them that they can
come through without any trouble for
I find friends where over I go, Pa,
homo is the best place in the world
but I have got my foot in it now and
I will stand like a man as long as I am
able. Pa I'll say this to you if they
do take your negroes away I will come
back if no misfortune happens to me.
Pa, as to my clothing, I have two
shirts and two pair of pants one suit
of each. Tell mother to kiss John and
sister for me, give the rest of the
children my love and all inquiring
friends. I'll close my letter.
E. L. Nunn."
We are very sorry to lose "Peach
Blossom," but we welcome "Little
Pansy. " Rambler.
An Honest Confessions
Is Good for the Soul.
Iron Hill Ky., Jan. 10, 1913.
Mr. S. M. Jenkins,
Dear Sir: Some months ago
had the Press discontinued,
thinking perhaps I could get
along witnout it out L tell you
right now I am in trouble "sho
nuff" and I want you to send it
along right away for which I enclose
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E. C. Jones, of Sturjnr, was the
guest of his parents at this place Sunday.
J H Smith was in Marion, Friday
Miss Laura McCliesney, of Marion,
is visiting Mrs, Ida King.
J. A Nation and family, of Marion,
are the guests of relatives at thU
Curtis Patterson and wife, of Evans-ville,
are visiting his father, J. M.
Rev. W. T. Oakley preached'at the
C. P. church here Sunday and Sunday
Milton Maxwell has sold his stock of
furniture, and undertaking goods to
Willio Koon, of New Bethel, and Shelly
Dunn of Kuttawa. Mr.Dunn n a licened
embalmber and has had several years
experience in the furniture business.
A few crops of tobacco sold at 71 and
8 cents round.
Neither of the three rural route men
of this place could make their trips
Friday on account of water
J. A. Wilson says he is going to quit
the creamery business. See his advertisement
In this paper.
D. T. Byrd and wife attended the
burial of Mrs. Lula Cassidy, Monday.
The rain Monday was gladiy received
by those who hauled water.
F. M. Jacobs is visiting relatives in
Missouri and Mrs. Jacobs' mother,
Mrs. Belle Stephensonr of Tolu, is htr
guest during Mr. Jacobs' absence.
Millard Enoch is building an addition
of two rooms to Bob Belt's residence
R. D. Moore attended the funeral of
Jonathan Stone at Hurricane Thursday.
Mrs. May Thomas, who has been ill
for several weeks, is better at this
Mrs. T. E. Griffith spent part f last
week the guest of her sister, Mrs W.
Terry, near Forest Grove.
D tve Ramsey has moved from the
Commodore mines to Levias. -
Miss Eula Jacobs visited relatives in
Tolu during the holidays.
Hurso Stallion and Misses Lora
Johnson and Rose Moore attended Mr.
Stone's burial at Hurricane, Thursday.
Jim Howell and wife, of near Hebron,
were guests of his sister, Mr. Mary
Ramsey, Saturday night and Sunday,
Dec. 28th and 29th,
Don't forget Sunday School at this
place at 2:30 o'clock p. m., each Sabbath.
Z. T. and W. T. Terry were in this
neighborhood Saturday buying cattle.
James Thomas and wife, of Marion,
were guests of his brother, R. H.
Thomas, and family Sunday. Anthony
Thomas has also been there a good deal
of late on account of his mother's illness.
She is improving at present.
Our school closes Friday, Jan 24th.
Ray Thomas no longer hitches his
horse at New Stallions' gate. It is
not necessary, it stands alright now
without being hitched.
Miss Addio "Franks is the guest of
Mrs. R. C. Moore at Crittenden Springs.
Quite a number of people from this
neighborhood were in Marion, Monday.
According to the saying that first 12
days of the year rule the year. We
will have "weather" most of, the time
the coming 12 months, and a great
portion of that will be rain.
Wishing the Editor and his staff and
the many readers of the Record-Press,
a happy New Year.
Thoughts On The New Year.
By Ida M, Roberts.
Another New Year! How fast
the years go speeding by! Soon
they will all have been lived out
and we all will be in eternity.
What a solemn thought and yet
how true. The question arises
in my mind, who, oh, who of us
will have to answer to the death
call in 1913?
Looking back over the year we
recall many we knew who passed
away with 1912.
The solemn summons came to
them, and ready or not ready,
willing or not willing they had
to go. Their race is run theiJ
destinies forever sealed whether
for weal or woe. They had their
day of grace, their state of pro
bation here and if they frittered
away their time , wasted their
lives and died in sin, they are
lost just as certain as the Bible
is trup. They may have had a
grand funeral, some minister
may have spoken sweet words of
consolation on that occasion, but
the stern fact remains that if not
saved from sin here, they can
never see God in peace.
Another thought about the
year just closed. It is forever
gone,- JVe'cinneverc&ll itback
ities, If well spent it will be o
source of pleasure to us as long-as
eternity lasts, if misspent we
are guility before God of squandering
the precious moments He-gives
us in which to get right
with him. and live to his glory,
for our lives are not our own-Our
stay here is not that we may
lay up treasures on earth, seek
selfish ease, and carnal pleasure
but that we may getready for eter
nity, and help others to get ready.
Well I am glad that whatever
may have been our mistakes in
the past, those of us who are living
have the privilege of seeing:
another year that we may make
use of the opportunities it presents.
How thankful ought
be for this New Year! How
unspeakably precious this life is,,
for in it we fix our destinies for
Oh there is so much to live for
if we are truly awake to what
life really means. The trouble
is the people are so blinded and.
so fast asleep in sins that they
fail to realize what they are here
for. May God wake us up and:
let us see things as they really
are. I-will tell you when we get
fully avakened by the power of
God's spirit, we see there is no
time "to waste. Death,
and eternity are before us-and
we are bourid to meet them .
That thought is enough to
every thinking soul and4
bring to view what this life
awake and take advantage of
every opportunity to work and
witness for God during this year
Oh, may God send power upore
his true ones, that they may go-forth
to battle against the awful
powers of wickedness. Surely
if we are of God we hate sin in
its every form, then let us wage
war against it.
Let us see to it that our owr .
garments are spotless, let us
give proof by our lives that we
are saved from sin, and then let
us hasten to the rescue of others.
God will help. Look around us.
Everywhere are"precious, deathless
souls sinking into ruin and
woe. Look how busy and wily
Satan's servants are to get in-their
deadly work. By every evil
means they seek to decoy, ensnare
and capture precious souls.
Can we not be as- earnest and
faithful in the service of our beloved
Master as the wicked are-in
the service of the Evil one.
May we watch labor and pray
this year, as if it were going to-
be our last, for it may be. It
will surely be the last for many-As
I stand in the opening light
of this hallowed New Year, and
realize to some extent its importance
and responsibilities, I feel
like saying in the words of another:
"Oh God, our help in ages past..
Our hope for years to come,
Uur shelter from the stonrar,
And our eternal home,"
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