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Mt. Vernon Signal
Mr. Vxrnsn, Ky., Dkc. 8, 1899
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LAWISVItU & NABMVILLC n. R.Ca.
L & If . LOCAL TIME CARD,
.ay Mail North 11:0,5 am
ay Kail otntu .. 1:57 p m
Wight; Ex. North 1:32 am
ItfigktEx. South 1:44 am
J. A. Lakdrum, Agent.
AihUad Lit He.. (46 raeeti 2rd Men-
CkmtiaB HtUs lerricei lt4 8rl Sunday
at 11a. h, tail atS:30p. m.
FrcikjUrtum llal 4s tervicei on tha 4th
Baptist Church Serrloes an tha Second
fnturday nljht and Sunday. Suuday
Scaaal nt ( i a every Sunday. Frayer
Meeting an Tuesday nl'htx.
LOCAL and OTHERWISE.
Mrs. A, Abrams, of CItmax, was
here last week.
Wade Brown, of Level Green,
was here Tuesd.13'.
Henry Catron and wife have
been visiting at Lily.
Tom White, of preachersville,
is visiting relatives here.
T. S. Miller and J. T. Adams
were out from Garrard.
Mat Coffoy, ofiConway, is very
low and not expected to live.
Rev. G. G. Ragan, of Preachers
ville, preached here Sunday last.
Miss Biddie Dolan visited home
folks at Pine Hill last Saturday.
JoliiD Miller and JJcjOenJ'y,
wereaThoiie a fewdaysuist week.
Miss Susie Thompson has been
on the sick list for the last week.
When you stop your paper you
should first pay up what you owe.
Robt. Wilmott, of Brodhead, has
new foot and discarded his crutch
L. S. Jones, of Middlesboro,
passed here on noon train Monday.
J. H, Baker showed us a forked
corn stalk with an ear on each
Miss Rosa Gentry visited
at Liviugstou the first of the
Operations at the White Rock
Lime Kiln will begin at an early
David Henderson and wife have
returned from a visit to Somerset
L. L. Jatrtt, the spoke man,
was here from Brodhead, Satur
Cecil and John Hig Williams, of
Stanford, were here last wesk visit-.
Drummers, Clell Williams and
Logue Thompson, were at home the
first of the week.
That cordial and friendly gentleman,
W. R. Dillion, was here from
Livingston Inst week.
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Miller spent
the first of the week in Louisville
visiting Monroe Frazier.
Rev. Green Fish, Campbell
Houk, J C. Gracs andR. P. Norton
were in town Saturday.
Will Hcndcihon's school closed
Inst Friday, His brother Charles'
school will next Friday.
Misses Roaa 'Dolan and Effie
Meaduws visited Mrs. Richard
Welch, at this place, last week.
Dr J. H. Pettus, of Livingston,
"has taken hi.' wife back to Crab
TOrchara. She has been quite si:k.
Mrs. Celi.! Casper, was down
from Livingston this week visiliujj
her pat etui, M. and Mrs. Geo.
Masses Fannie Sparks and Alza
.Thompson gave this ofhea a call
W. T. Davis, of Tazwell. Tenn.,
is visiting his brother S. W.
Day is at this place.
H. P. Allen, one of the best men
on crooked creek, was in town
Another splendid teacher will be
added to the College faculty the
first of the year
O. F. Hamm was in town Wednesday
and told us of the death of
Mrs. John Brown.
Christian Endeavor Convention
will be held here on last Saturday
aud Sunday in December.
W. J. Sparks & Co. have purchased
1200 acres of laud from W.
R. Dillion on Rockcastle River.
Misces Fannie and Bessie Sparks
spent last Sunday with Mr. and
Mrs. Ab Sparks at Livingston.
Gov. Bradley pardoned John
Colyer Wedndsday for the killing
of Jack Catron at Somerset last
Mrs. Elizabeth Brooks, who has
net visited this place, her old home
for five years, is" here wjth old
friends aud releatives.
L. H. Lynn, of. Level Green,
whose school has just closed at
Wildie, passed through here en
route home Sunday last
John H. Auderstn, of Orlando,
who cut himself very seriously by
falling on his knife while drunk, is
improving, says Dr. Penuiningtou
Judge T. Z. Morrow has accept
ed an invitation to deliver a lecture
at the College in February. Rev.
Dr. McKee will lecture in the early
Bill Prewitt, who got a free ticket
to Frankfort is back and reports
that he recived no dollar and half a
day nor no lodging nor no nothing
Mrs. J. Thomas Cherry of Brod
head, who is one of the finest and
most lovable of women, has been
visiting hergirlhood friend'ATrs. J.
W. Brown this week.
Sam Btown's school closed last
week and on Tuesday night, last
he left for Nashville, Tenn., to en
ter law school. The Signal wishe s
him well in his laudable undertak
The President says in substance
that while we are holding Cuba
merely in trust for the Cubans,
Porto Rica and the Philippines ar e
ours "for keeps." And that it just
about the size of it.
W. H. Sowder, of Mafetburg,
will, on January 1st, be admitted
to a partnership in the firm or
Co., at Brodhead.
Mr, Sowder is a straight
forward man, a splendid gentleman
and ha? many friends.
Mrs. W. B. Lynch an Mrs
John Hi-Ut composed a delegation
to this place Tuesday to induce, if
possible, Rev. Dr. Ewers to resign
as Principal of the school
here aud resume his work at
Ind. This is quite a
our worthy instructor
but he will remain here,
Loot. Top prices paid fo: furs,
game, eggs, poultry, bides, feathers
and all kinds of country produce,
A, E. Albright & Bro.,
Reference: Second National Bank
Cincinnati; First National Bank,
Stanford, Ky; Curry, Tunis.& Norwood,
Richard Coleman, the negro
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,tu :.." MWW as,Iuro0K' near
luaysvwe, was taken by a crowd
of citizens at Maysville and burned
to ceach. His eyes were first filled
with vitriol; his clothes stripped
and a big fire built around him.
His death was slow and wreathing
iti terrible agony, he was
hooted and glared at by thousands
assembled. His fate was a- horrible
m.e and yet, not more terrible than
was his treatment of the poor,
uj.Ic victinf of his criminal lust
for sale. W. G. Hiatt. '
Mt. Vernon. Ky. 3t
Captain B. N. Roller says the
article in this paper on October 10,
did him an injustice aud that it was
partly incorrect. We would not do
this kiud and affable gentleman an
injustice under any state of case.
W. A. Carson, the Stanford
bichle and farm implement dealer
has bought out the inteiests of B.
K, Wearen & Son and will add
greater facilities to accommodate
their customers in the aboe lines
including plows, &c. &c.
W. T. Smith, 'Jquire Gatliff, W.
T. Short, S. D. Lewis. Boeue
Phillips, Henry McClure, Wni.
Kinney, Wallace Laswell and
Sams, Judge Colyer, Lee Tate
and Jim Woods and others were in
Frankfort The first of the week.
W. P. Chesnut, who died last
week, of a complication of diseases,
was one of Rockcastle's staunchest
citizens aud best farmers. He was
the oldest son of the late Rev.
James Chesnut and was in his 55th
year. He leaves behind him quite
a large family and a large number
of lriends to mourn his sad and unfortunate
Our public school taught by J. J
Ping and ably assisted by Miss
Alza Logan Brown, closed Tuesday
with exercises creditable to
both pupils and teachers. Guy
Hasty and Ralph Forrester won
the. prizes for gaining the greatest
number of head-marks and in contest
at evening, Miss Fannie McClure
won the medal. Misses Mary
Cox and Mamie Jones and W. F.
McCIary were the judges.
Jack Lawrence, one of the best
L. & N. telegraph oprators, who
has been holding the wires and
tower switch levers at Junction
City, nights, for many mouths, has
on account of malaria, which that
locality is supposed to send forth
has been on the sick list for some,
time has been transferred to Sinks
days to see, if it will not rujuviuate'
him. Jack is ji mighty gopd b
flflfl ttFflf Ia 1lAnr1 Ast Inttnv
"If you local paper," writes an'
old journalist, now1 long out of bus
mess, "hnppens to tread on your
toes a -little, in performing its mission,
dont get youi back up
aud abuse the paper but stop and
take a good breath, and think for
a season, aud see if youjeant remember
some of the favors ana kindness
it has shown you in tha past.
Then reflect that it may not be
long before you may want some
W, H. Pettus Extra agent, came
up Monday and relived Mr, Guthrie
night niau at Sinks, who was here
temporaril in Mr. Landrum's
place, who is seriously ill. Our
people were pleased with Mr.
Guthrie's work and treatment of
the public, as to Mr. Pettus, he
has been here often enough to con
vince everyone that he is a
good man who carries out his instructions
aud at the same time
gives satisfaction to patrons of the
We give below a list of the names
of pupil at the College worthy
of special notice. Their average
grades for November being as fol
Annie Thompson 97
Alza Thompson 96
Rissie Williams . 96
McKenzie Brown 96
Fanny Spaiks ,..95
Mattie Baker 95
Burdette Houk ,..95
Margis McCIary 95
Clydie Cass.... 95
Ple,,s Ramsey, who is working
on this railroad section with some
other noted coon hunters, captured
and killed some two weeks since a
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port to this paper statin? that said
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coon weighed 46 pounds. Being!
acquainted with the bovs, who are, J
noted for their good humored pre-
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tiwta, nu .vw.w ufuu HAG Wll
we give in and beg the pardon of
the boys. It was a blamed big coon
an 1 ate sruhfied the boys told the
From hill-top to hill-top; from
valley to valley, flashed the news
Friday evening late, that our friend
J', L. Brooks, affectionally called
"Kirgy." bad accidentally shot
aud killed himself. He was returning
from Koehler's saw mill on
Copper creek, near the Garrard
county line late Friday'afternoon.
He rode up to a gate, fastened
Jvith a chain, near Mark Watkins1
house with his gun across; his lap,
He bent over to unfasten the gale
when the gun dropped, striking
.the ground,' the jar discharging it;
the entire load of buckshot going
into the bowels. Receiving the
full contents of his own sun, his
mortal frame quivered; his giant
strength weakened; his fine, man-Iv
form fell from his horse to the
ground and in a moment his spirit
departed, for "Kirgy" was dead.
He died without a day's or an
hour's sickness away from home
from a fond and faithful wife
and loving children. What a sad
and terrible death it was! His
life ended not in youth, nor in old
age, but in the vcy meridian of
a strong, vigorous and active
was oldest sou of Henry
rooks , and was born 42 years ago
ear Gumiulphur. JHe married the
;eautifnl Miss Maggie Rowland,
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a tnree cnuuren nave messed
their union two boys and one
girl. He had just moved from
Clear creek to Wildie where he had
built for himself and family a splen
did residence. Never nave we
known a man exactly like "'Kirfy"
Brooks. Xindjhearted andJBgener
oi'sat all times. So klndly'and so
gjnacious was his nature that those
who knew him, quickly became
his friend. His affections fcr his
fe and family was beautiful to
blhold His very presence ap
Jflt' ... a
d to give.tnem joy to see
tends and household happy
TiH 1 121 great delight. He wis
IKi t aturday afternoon at
SvsWead where a large crowd wit-
bis funeral, and many a
floVer was placcd'upon his grave.
The scene was mournfully impress
ive every face depicted grief and
many eyes were bedimmed with
As his devoted friend in life, our
bruised heart moved us to attend
the funeral us a tribute of sincere
love and deep respect lor him.
Would that we could pluck
tilul flowers from the realms of
fancy with which o decorate his
tomb, or bring from the depths of
qu,r, heart, devoted to his memory,
the sscrcd myrtle, and Jay its
wreath by the side of the flowers
placed by the hands of affection
o'er his grave! We cannot "soothe
the dull, cold ear of death" but we
write this that the bereaved widow
and children, his broken-hearted
brothers and sisters may know that
others mourn his untimely death;
that others loved him; that other
hearts aTe bleeding and other eyes
ate filled with tears; and that oth
ers will cheerish his memory.
Calmly he slumbers beneath tke
soil of his native county.
among the melancholy
shades of the Brodhead cemetery
through which the winter winds
will chant their low, sad hymns as
"Kirgy" lies there in the embrace
ofthatprolound sleep that knows
no waking. Peace ,to kis ashesl
Glory to his happy, congenial soul.
An exchange says: You seld
om hear the public say anj thing in
favor of their local newspaper.
But the local newspaper is always
favoring the public. And how
quick the paper hears of it.jif by accident
an error appears, but if the
public or its officials make a blund
ertney must go in tne local news-
m WWVtU7. U. 4WVC4 1IW ! tJ I fcv V a
would lose its head. No body but
local newspaper editors make
blunders; the rent of the populace
eth all thing. well. A great
many people who know how to
edit a newspaper are somehow in
positions ou the top of dry goods
Johu Magee, of Liviugstou, is
here to-day on business.
There will be nothing known
at Frankfort for several das as to
who . ill gee certificates 0 election.
D. N. Williams offers a reward
of $5 to know who the parties are
that are stopping his water pipe at
the spout spring.
Mr. J. R. Llewellynn aud Miss
Matilda Jones were married last
Sunday morning at the home ot
Prof. Dickersou in Livingstou, by
the Rev. T. D. Mullins.
I have sold the Signal office,
subscription list, accounts &c, to
Mr, S. C. Franklin, he in turtiselU
ing it to Mr. EdgfS. Albright,
who will continue its' publication
at the old stand. With thanks to
those who stood bv me in the work
and soft words for my enemies,
, I am yours sincerely,
Eugene Vowels, who wai a sma
bo when his father's family moved
frem this place to Middlesboro,
when the boom opened a! that
place, has been given charge as
editor and manager of the Middlesboro
News and the Pinnacle
Mr. Vowels has worked his
way up from "devil" to the.
of as fine a plant as can be
found in Eastern Kentucky. By
his untiring industry, in connection
with his intelligence, he has
reached this position. Mt. Vernon
sends greeting to her much
appreciated son. He will be heard
from farther up the ladder at no
Thurman Ferguson, of Langford
Station and Prof. F. S. Phillips;
of Wildie, while down at Frankfort
on their free passes, got too much
tanglefoot and sough t the pleasures
of that notorious dive known as
"Craw." Ferguson became disorderly
and had to be arrested
when a 45 Colts pistol, a dozen or
so cartridges and a pair of brass
Knuclcs were'found on Him. He
was find Q nud 30 days imprisonment,
.with the working statutes
applied, and now he is beating
up rock for the State. Prof. Phillips,
while on the witness stand
testified how he come to Frankfort;
that his ticket was furnished him
and if the Court would let him go
he would leave the city at once.
Ferguson was taken to the work
house. Charley Provence, of London,
was arrested in 0 disreputable
house for shooting at one of the
women therein. Otho Paul, of
Lincoln county, another member
&f the free pass party, was locked
up for being drunk and disorderly.
The local leaders sent runners all
over this county with instructions
to tell the people that Gov, Bradley
had ordered tljem to Frankfort,
But what does Bradley say? Before
the State Board of Commissioners,
he says that any man that
says he ordered any citizen or soldier
to Frankfort is a liar. Now
what do you say as to who told the
Prof, Chandler, of Pittsburg, was
down Sunday to see his many warm
Mi;s Berda Martin closed her
school at Gumsulphur, Wednesday.
Miss Birda Hilton, who is at
present locaten at Lancaster, spent
Saturday and Sunday with her parents
at this place.
AlexTyree was down Monday
from Pittsburg to make arrangements
to move his family to that
Bro. Hendrickson, pastor of the
Baptist church, .has rented one of
Tilman Gilpin's houses, and located
Mrs. J. T. Cherry visited Mrs.
J. W. Brown at Mt. Verno n, Tues
day and Wednesday.
D. R. Totten is hustling early
aud late, since the election, selling
fine seed potatoes, wheat and corn
for Gunson Brown & Co.
County Court. Fourth Mou
day in each month.
Quarterly Court. Fiist Men-day
in January, April, July and
Circuit Cuupt. Second Men
day in February, Fourth Monday
in May and Third Monday in Sep
Mt Vkrnon Police Cosrt;
Third Monday in tttch month.
P. A. Pennington, I . D. S.; XI. B.
N W Cor. Third and CbisUut t.
Will be at Miller House., 'ft
Vernon during all Circuit Courts..
R. G. WILLIAMS,
Attorney at-Laiv: v
MT. VERNON. ' X.t.
R L BROWN,
MT, VERNON, KY.
G. W. MCCLURK. J. W. BKjOW.
McCLURE & BROWN
Mt. Vjjrkon, Ky.
All business entrusted to our are
will receive prompt attention.
Office on Main street
C. C. WILLIAMS,
Wit. Vernon Ky.
B-Office on 2nd fioor of new
brick on (Hiurch street. Special
attention given to collections.
DR. A. G. LOVKLL,
Physician a ad Surge) nV "
yt Tf ,t'
Oflee North kUte'Alftin (tree t
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W, R. McClure
A good stock of Fancy and F aaiily
Which he sells at mighty
F. FRANCISCO, Propr.
Located atthe DepotVg
Good Liver Attaehed
Meet all Trains, Day and Night
Traveling Men and Railroad
men Solicited. Will furs
lunches for all trainii.
of Lime and brick.
They also furnish Lime, Building
Stone, rough quarry face or cut
Ordors promptly filled
As a cure for rheumatism Chamberlain's
Pain Balm is gaining a
wide reputation D. B. Johnston of
Richmond Ind has been troubled
with that ailment since 1S62. In
speaking of it he says: "I never
found anything that would relive
me until I used Chamberlian's
Paiu Balm. It acts like magic with
me. My foot was swollen and pain
ing me .very nuch, but one good
application of Pain Balm relive me.
For sale by Theo. Wesley.