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ox Produce, CUBAPHR. tlian Anywliere ixa. tlxo County. Jh. lrl.oci-ui.otiorL on !S3"7"SS.",5r -Article.
Citissiis' National Bank,
SURPLUS 16,000
J, ". CRKUH. President.
WILLIAM sco'fT, Vice-President.
C. M. (H KSMAN, Calii-r.
O. S. PRICE, Assistant Cashier.
Does a General Banking and Exchange
THURSDAY, - - MAY 20, 1880
win i iimn win ii iiihihwi i iM'inwim
Mr. John Nelson has been appointed
agent for the narrow-gauge at this place,
Hillslioro will send a big delegation to
the May Musical Festival, this week.
Head Spargur & Quinn's new "ad." in
this issue.
Mr. Johnnie Bell left last Saturday, on
a flying visit to St. Louis.
The Democratic Congressional Conven
tion will he held in this oily on the 2Slh
of July.
Judge Steel came over from Chillicothe
Saturday evening, and spent Sunday with
his family.
Hunter's celebrated baud, of Chillicothe,
will furnish the music for the Catholie pio
nic, at the Fair "Grounds, June 3d.
John O'Connell has finished the founda
tion for the new treasury safe, and it will
probably be put in place this week.
Our expended report of the murder trial
this week crowds out a great deal of local
We understand the clergy of the city are
opposed to the observance of Decoration
Day on Sunday.
The street-sprinklers started last Wed
nesday, and are succeeding pretty well in
keeping down the d.ist.
Miss Lon Murray and Miss Fetra, of the
Institute, spent Saturday and (Sunday at
Mrs. J. Bovd Herron's, on Southern Ave-
Mr. Tom Nolsoa returned last week
from Indianapolis, Lud., where he has been
engaged in the carriage-painting business
for ft couple of mouths. Tom don't like
the Hoosiers.
Professor A. J . Davidson will lecture in
the City Hail Thursday evening, on "The
Dark Contiuent," for the benefit of the
"Wesley an Methodist church of this city.
Tarn out and give him a full house.
Dr. Arthur Noble and wife, of "Winches
ter, accompanied by Miss Mattie Boyd, of
Uipley, who is visiting them, spent Mon
day at the Kramer House, as the guests of
Col. David Noble.
The City Council of Washington C. H.
have passed an ordinance to build a rail
road from Washington C. H. north to
Staunton, as a link in the line of the Co
lumbus fc Masviile Railway.
Gen. Hurst, ot" Chillicothe, will deliver
the oration at Greenfield on Decoration
Day. His eloquent aculress in this place
last year, on the same occasion, will not
soon be forgotten by thosa who heard it.
Fishermen should remember that all
fishing, otherwise than with hook aud line,
is unlawful during the spawning season,
from May 1st to June loth, except iu the
lakes and canal rrservoirs.
Mr. Lon Nullon returned "home from
Colorado last Saturday evening. He re
ports his mining prospects very good, but
there has been so much snow the past win
ter that the mines cannot yet be success
fully worked.
- Mr. Gilbert Holmes and daughter, of
"Warren county, Iowa, and .Mr. G. W.
Holmes and daughter, of Eiggsville, Ills.,
are visiting their father, Mr. Jacob Holmes,
of this township. Both gentlemen ca.Ied
at the News office on Mondav.
The Convent school at St. Martin's,
Brown county, which was lately closed on
account of St. Vitus's d.Dce. breaking out
among the pupils, Lts been reopened, and
most of the scholars who Tcre affected
have come back cured, after a t'bort rest
at home.
Rev. David Copeland, President of Wy
oming Seminary, Kingston, Pa., formerly
President of our Female CoIUge, preach
ed at the M, E. Church last Sunday morn
ing; ne "received" his old friends and
pnpils after the sermon, and some time
was spent in hand-shaking.
The Lebanon Star thus speaks of Miss
Cora Gordon, after copyiug our item in
relation.to her Reading before the Insti
tute :
Miss Gordon is a Warren county girl.
Her home is at Foster's. She is a sister of
Jim Gordon, ("Ithuriel" of the Enquirer.)
and Mrs. Milton Clark, of Lebanon. We
are glad to learn of her success. She is a
yonug lady of talent and energy, and tie
serves to succeed.
Editor News From the fact that many
are expecting to attend the May Festival in
Cincinnati, and the "Smith Family" hav
ing made other engagements, could not be
fcera on the 22d, tha '-Lawn Fete" men.
tioned iu last week's paper, has been de
ferred until Tuosday, the 2-"th of May, ct
which time the "Smithses" are expected to
give one of their rare and pleasing enter
tainments, in the Chapel of Highland In
stitute. Doors open at 7 o'clock. Re
freshments wiil bo nerved any time during
the evening to all who may desire. Come
-early, that yon may procure a good seat.
The admittance fee being small, none
can afford to niis the troat of seeing and
.hearing the VSmithscs." Sf.cbktakt.
We have been furnished with the follow
ing programme of the "Smi:li Family,"
to be given at the Institute next Tuesday
Salutatory Smith family.
Ode to the Departed (Fence) By Pater
Familias Smith.
Soprano Solo from Seiniramide By
Miss Smith, of doubtful age.
Lullaby,(Emmett) By John Smith.
Anticipations Smith Family at large.
Ode to the Expected Guest By the
entire Family.
Puncliello By Mary Ann Smith.
Baby Smith Solitaire By Baliy Smith'
Valedictory Mrs. Smith.
Doors open at 7 o'clock, performance be
gins promptly at S, Admission 25 cents,
children 10 cents.
The Catholic Church is to undergo a
thorough renovation and re-painting, soon
Mr. Carlisle Barren-, (if Chillicothe, spent
Sunday in the city.
Rev. Geo. B. Beecher preached at the
Presbyterian Church, Sunday evening.
Whit-Sunday was observed at the Epis
copal Church, last Sunday, aud llie church
was handsomely decoratod.
The Lawn Fete, at the Institute, is the
chief topic of conversation among the
young folks, just now.
Mr. Henry Turner, of Huntsville, Texas,
is visiting rolatives in the western sub
urbs. Ryan Tucker replaced the lightning rod
on the spire of the City Hull last week.
A handsome little woather-cock now orna
ments the spire.
The many friends of the charming Miss
Emma Inskeep, of Madison, Ind., are de
lighted to see her among her fHonds in
this city again. Rumor says she is here
to attend the wedding of one of Hillsboro's
fairest and most accomplished ladies.
Mr. Charley Carlisle, of Missouri Valley,
Iowa, formerly of this city, spent Satur.
day and Sunday here with relatives, ac
companied by Lis young bride. They re
turned home from a pleasaut wedding tour
Monday morning.
Death of Postmaster Barrere.
Postmaster J. M. Barrere, who has been lying
ill for several months past, died at his residence
at 2 o'clock last Monday afternoon. He was horn
in Fleming county, Ky., July 4!, 1800, and was
one of the oldest residents of our county, lie
was ft sincere Christian, a good citizen , and hud
been a brave soldier. He v-as one of the oldest
Masons in the State, and at the time of his death
was Prelate of the Highland Commandery. He
had also been Past Grand Master of the (Jraud
Cnucil of the State. A waut of space prevents
more extended notice in this issue. The funeral
services will he held at his late residence on South
lligh street, at S o'clock to-morrow (Wednesday)
afternoon, and he will be buried with Masoaic
honors, the Highland Commandery acting as an
Maj. Blackburn to Deliver the Oration
on Decoration Day.
"We are informed by the Committee that
Major C. H. Blackburn, of Cincinnati, now
in attendance here at Court, has agreed to
deliver the oration in this city on Decora
tion Day. Major Blackburn will no doubt
do justice to the occasion, as he is a fine
speaker. Major Blackburn was Adjutant
of the 52d O. V. I.
Decoration Day.
The Committee of Arrangements for
Decoration Day, held a meeting at the
Grand Jury room last Friday evenin"
All the sub-committees are requested to
complete their arrangements by noxt Fri
day, and all the old soldiers are urgently
requested to meet with the various com
mittees, next Friday evening, at the same
place. Next Sunday week is the day set
for the ceremonies, and we trust the ar
rangements will be completed in time to
insure a proper and successful observance
of the time-honored custom.
Sines the above was in type, we have re
ceived the following official notice :
The Committee on General Arrange
ments, for the decoration of soldiers'
graves, desire that all other committees
make their report to the meeting to be
held at the Court House, Friday evening,
the 21 st inst., that said Committee may bo
enabled to prepare a programme for next
weeks' publication in the county papers.
J. L. HILL, Chairman.
H. U. Maddox, Secretary.
The Third Anniversary of the Inaugu
ration of the Mnrphy Movement in this
city, was celebrated at the City Hall last
Saturday afternoon and evening, by meetings.-well
calculated to encourage the
friends of Temperance. The afternoon
meetings were well attended, and were
very interesting, aud in the evening the
large hall was filled with a fine audience.
The meeting was led by Capt. E. M. De
Bruin. There were no regular addresses,
but brief remarks were made by quite a
number, including Capt. DeBruin, Judge
Thompson, Rev. D-iviu Copeland, of
Kingston, Pa., J. W. Doggett, Mayor Bee
son, A. W. Thornburg, and others. It
was what might be termed a general Tem
perance class-meeting. All the Murphy
veterans were on hand, smiling and look
ing as happy as sun-flowers, aud a general
spirit of rejoicing 6eemed to pervade the
meeting for the great good that had been
accomplished. The fiue music of the choir
was one of the most attractive features of
the evening, and was greatly enjoyed.
We are gratified at the success of the an
niversary, and regret that the crowded
Condition of our columns prevents us from
giving" it a more extended notice.
A meeting was held at the Court House
last Saturday afternoon, to hear the re
port of the Committee appointed at a pre
vious meeting, to make arrangements for
another Fair. Col. Pope was made Chair
man, and E. L. Iloardman Secretary, and
Mr. J. S. Black reported for the Commit
tee the following gentlemen, to constitute
the Board of Directors, from which the
onlcers will be selected:
Isaac Larkin, Col. Wm. H. Trimble, D.
Scott, Thomas Mitchell, Robert G.
Rboades, Cyrus Newby, J. N. Morrow, W.
C. Edwards, W. W. H. Huff, Dr. A. T.
.Johnson, Jno. Bogart, James Brown, Hon.
H. 0. Dawson, Abraham Mowry, H. H.
liedkey, L. Vanwiukle, Geo. Ilaigh, Geo.
W. Doggett, James Patton, Jno. Hiatt,
Hon. J. L. nughes, Allen West, Elias
Overman, Jacob Grim, Wat Littler and
Joseph Shafer.
Ou motion, the report was accepted and
the Committee discharged, and a meeting
of the Board was appointed for next Sat
urday afternoon, May 22d, at 2 o'clock, at
the Court House. It is hardly necessary
to ergo the importance of a full attendance
of the Board at the meeting nest Saturday.
OfficeiB are to be elected, and arrange
ments made for the Fair, which muBt be
done at once, if a Fair is to bo held this
Premium Flower Seeds, &c.
Those of our subscribers who are en
titled to Flower Seeds and copies of the
"Home Guide," under our premium offer
of last winter, can get them by calling at
the office, or sending a written order.
April 2"J, 1SS0. ap22tf
Ohio State Journal.
We will furnish tiie Weekly Ohio State
Journal, containing full reports of the
Legislative proceedings and other news of
the State capital, together with the State
Journal "Almanac and Handbook" for
1SS), at 1 a year, to subscribe of the
Nkws. I he Journal is anexcellent paper,
and the Almanac and Handbook contains
a great deal of useful information.
Adiiress Publisher News, Hillsboro.
As we went to press last week the trial
of Robert Frasier ws in progress, for
shooting with intent to kill, at David Rol
lins. It was expected that it would oc
enpy the remainder of the week, but the
evidence was all iu by Wednesday morn
ing, and the case was submitted to the jury
without argument. They were out but 4
minutes, when they returned a verdict of
guilty as to the first count of the indict
ment, shooting with intent to kill, but not
gailty as to the second, shooting with intent
to wound. The testimony did not differ
materially from that given at the prelimi
nary examination, which was published in
the News, and therefore we do not con'
aider it necessary to re-produce it.
By request of his counsel, Frasier's sen-
tencc was deferred, but he is booked for
the Feuitentiary ure, and his conviction
is genorally regarded as a righteous one.
He took the matter very coolly, seeming to
regard the entire performance as a joke
The trial attracted a great deal of public
attention and was largely attended.
The undersigned is constrained to urge
that our friends, who are making arrange
ments for the observance of Decoration
Day, re-consider their action in naming
Sunday, the 30th inst., as the (lay.
"A great deal of labor is necessary on
Decoration Day that should not bo asked
of people on the Sabbath.. There will,
necessarily, be much confusion breaking
in upon the proper quiet and rest of the
Sabbath, and in some measure upon the
services of our churches. Many will also
be hindered from attending church on that
Io other places, another day hat been
named, as at Indianapolis the 20th, and at
Cincinnati the 31st. There is surely no
call for us in Hillsboro to be singular, and
especially where this singularity discredits
the Sabbat h.
Some may have no conscience in the
matter, but others have ; and I respect
fully submit that it is neither generous
nor fair, that the preferences of some
should over-ride the consciences of others.
I am not speaking simply for myself. I
know that I express the feeling of a con
siderable portion of our community.
We are still without anything later or
more definite from Columbus, in regard to
the completion of the C. & M. Ry., but un
derstand the Directors are in daily expec
tation of the decision of the Columbus
capitalist', who have the enterprise in
The regular annnal meeting of the stock
holders will be held in this place next
Tuesday, between 1 and 6 o'clock, P. M.,
at the office of the Company, on High
street, for the election of a Board of Di
rectors for the ensuing year, k is expect
ed that by that time, the Board will have
something definite from Columbus, to lay
before the Stockholders.
Mr. Jacob Chapman, of Paint township,
owns a cow that has givea birth to four
calves in eleven months! Two gets of
twins ! Wh can beat her ? i
IIllllro Irice ciirreni .
Corrected Weekly by Soott Roads, Wholesale
uu m-iau irocsrsnn rroauce tiealers.
For the Weekending Tuksday, May 18.1S80.
Dealers are uaviuff the following nrWa fnr ih.
iuue articles nameu :
W heat, Red, bushel , 1 o.)a 1 OS
P"rn 4Sa 47
30a 35
1 imothy Seed, bushel a
Flax Seed sua 1 (H)
Flour, cwt 2 75a i 87
Corn Heal, bushel 50a W
Potatoes, a
Sweet Potatoes, bush ...a...
Wtite Beans, bushel 1 uia 1 25
Dried Apples, lb ." 4a 7
rrachea 7a
Green Auolea
Feathers, a
Ki'9, dozen
Bacon Hams, lb
" bides
14 Shoulders
Lard "..
Hay, ton
Sorghum Molasses, gal
Wood, cord,
Tallow, lb
, 4,!a
10 0ual2 00
J5a 30
2 SOa 3 00
Wool, ncecc, lb , 4oa
-. luo-wasnea ana picked
. ' unwashed , . .,
Live chickens, dor
Poultry Dressed
Lressed Chickens doz
Turkeys, lb .
Live TurkeyB per ........
Honey, lb
toa 4S
3a an
2ua 2 so
14a IS
.. 3 60a 3 00
.. S 80a 4 00
. 3 60a 4 00
.. 3 75a 4 (10
.. 3 25a 3 SO
cwt, grosa
Sheep per cwt
Hogs, cwt gross ,
Stock Hogs "
vrucenes anu utm.r articles retail trom storcB
following prices:
Siurar, N. o. lb sa, 9
" Refined, Crashed & Powdered. 10a 12
Coffee, Rio ? 18a 20
" Jva SOa 33
Tea, Imperial, V. H. and G. P 40a 1 00
" Black 60a 1 00
'Japan a 80
Candles, Common a 15
" Star a s0
Cheese, factory 10a Is
Flour, good family brand, cwt a 3 23
' bhl acau
Buckwheat Flour, cwt
Fish Mackerel, Ho. X, tf obi 3 60a 4 50
bill 2 00a 2 25
Kits sua 00
Fih White, X bhl a 6 no
Kits a 1 Wi
Molasses, N. O a 70
- Sorghum 4ua 60
Golden Syrup ........... M tioa 05
Lard Oil - a 80
Coal Oil 20a 25
Hominy a 3
Salt, Kanawha and Ohio, bbi.......... a 1 60
Hams, City sngarcu-ed...... 11a 12
Clover Seed, bu....H a
Sapling do .... a .. ."
Timothy Seed, bo. a
Brooms, single....... 20a 25
Kice, lb 9a 10
Starch. Ib 6a 8
Cincinnati W haleanlv Prices,
For the week ending Monday evening,
May 17, 1BSO,
Carefully corrected from Tuesday's City Dallies
Wheat, While, ba 112a 1 1C
Wheat, Amher.. t 10a 1 1i
Whfat, Red, bu 1 Ida 1 15
Corn 40a 43
Oats , 33a 38
Bariey, fall 87a 97
Hay, haled, ton ...10 OOals 6J
Clover Seed, lb 6,a 7
Timothy Seed 2 GUa 2 70
Flax Seed 1 2ia I "0
Flour, superfine, bhl 3 40a 3 sr.
Flour, tamily v..4 90a 5 25
Butter, prime roll, lb 15a 23
Etrie, doz 8a
Ciieese, factory, lb Jl'a 12
White Beans, hu 75a 1 so
Feathers, lb a 45
Wool, Ohio and Ind. fleece-washed.. 4"a 45
Apples, green, bbl 8 26a 4 75
Apples, dried, lb 7,J4a S
Peaches, dried 6a 9
Tallow, rendered.... 5)48 5
Mess Pork, bbl 10 26al0 5U
Lard, lb Oa 8
Hams, sugar-cured ya 10
Salt, Kanawha and Ohio River, hbl..l 26a 1 fiu
Sugar, N. O., lb 7k;a b v
Sugar, Relined sa H
Molasses, j. kj., gai
Syrups, Refined
Tea, Y. H., Imp. and G. P
Tea, Oolong
Colfee, Rio
Mackerel, No. 1, bbl
10 5('u2S (III
4 Boa ii SO
White t lsh, half-barrel
Brooms, doz
Cotton, common to fMir, lb
Tobacco, Ouio Seed Leaf, cwt....
1 :isa 3 ui)
1 S0:ll4 OU
luce, Iti ia 8
Soap, German a 5
Starch, lb 31, a 65;
Potatoes, hush 25a U3
Oil, Coal, Refined, gal S i, a 9
tin, i.ara, gai oa .ns
Oil, Linseed a 7$
Chickens, iivc, doz 2 50a 3 75
Turkeys dressed, lb ..a
Turkeys, live, lb Sii 9
Whisky, gal a 1 111
Cosl, delivered, H.V. tv Yough'g'ny 10a 12
C011I, delivered. Ohio River a 9
Hog, cwt., gross 3 9i!i 4 so
lluuvr.s, cwt., gross 1 76a 4 65
Sheep aud Lambs, cwt., groia.....3 SOa 7 2S
Contrary to the general expectation, the
Link-Pavey murder trial oommenced last
Thursday morning. We announced in our
last issuo that it would probably not begin
until this week, but as the Frasier trial
was finished sooner than was anticipated,
the Link case was taken up immediately,
and is now fully under way. All day
Thursday was consumed in getting a jury,
special venire being issued for fifteen ju
rors, but only four of them were exam
ined, and the jury is composed of nine of
the regular jurors and three of the special
venire. The examination of the jurors
and their names are given below.
The counsel in the case are Messrs.
S'.oane & Hough, and Hon. Mills Gardner,
of Washington O. H., for the defense,
and Prosecuting-Attorney John T. fl.ire
Gov. Alphonso flart and Major C. H.
Blackburn, of Cincinnati, for the State.
There is of course great interest mani
fested by the public, and the Court-room
is crowded from morning till night. There
are about 110 witnesses in the case all to
gether, but it is expected that the trial will
be finished this week.
The crime is familiar to our readers,
having been committed only a year ago,
on the night of May 3d, 1879, and fully
reported in the News at the time. It will
ha iommHArirl tbnf. no ttiA nlcrhfr TAfprrA
w , .v - .-.w -t--
to, John Link, a step-son of Samuel Pa.
vey, shot and instantly killed his step-fath
er and also his step-brother, Leroy Taylor
Pavey, near their residence, about two
miles north of Leesburg. As the trial of
Link is now in progress, we refrain from
any further comment on thecase, but pre
sent our readers with a full and accurate
report of the testimony, prepared express
ly for the News, by Mr. Charles W. An
derson, a young stenographic reporter, of
this place, who has discharged his duty in
manner which does him great credit.
THURSDAY, May 13, 1880.
At 10.30 A. M. the case of The State vs.
John Link was called, and the Judge asked
if theState was ready. Prosecuting Attor
ney Hire replied that they were ready,
and Mr. Sloane answered in the affirma
tive for the defense.
Prosecuting 'Attorney Hire then read
the indictment, and Link answered, in b
firm and steady, voice, "Not Guilty."
The examination of the jurors then com
menced. '
H. N. IIixson was examined by Gov.
Hart. He is a farmer, ami lives m. r air
field tp. Was not on grand jury that found
indictment. Had not formed or expressed
any opinion as to guilt or innocence of
Link. Was not related to any of the par
ties, and' had not been subper.aed as wit
ness. Knew of no reason why he could
not act as ay impartial juror. He was then
examined by Mr. Sloane very briefly, who
said he was qualified.
Samx. Mc Clche, examined by Gov.
Hart. Is a farmer; lives in Fairfield tp.
near New Lexington ; knew of no reason
why he could not act impartially; passed.
S. J. Stafford. Lives in Fenn tp.
Harness-maker, had not formed, or express
ed any opinion. Is related remotely to
the Faveys ; is a sixth cousin of Sam Pav
ey. Knew ot no reason why he could not
act as an impartial juror in the case. Ex
amined by Mr. Sloane: witness's rela
tionship is on the Stafford side. Never
had formed nor expressed any opinion as to
the .guilt or innoceneeof Link. Mr.Sloane
objected to the witness on the ground of
relationship, but the Court held that the
relationship was so slight that the chal
lenge could not be sustained.
Jonathan Focst examined. Lives in
Pricetown, Salem tp.; is a merchant. Had
never formed or expressed any opinion and
is not related to any of the defendants or
counsel. Had read sketches in the news
papers, but never formed any opinion.
Wm. Vance. Lives in Union township;
is a farmer. Had formed or expressed no
opinion. Knew of no reason why he could
not act as an impartial juror. By Mr.
Sloane Thought he had not read any ac
counts of the case, and was ignorant of the
facts. Passed.
Jno. Tkdrick. Is a farmer ; lives in
Newmarket tp. Had not formed or ex
pressed any opinion. No relationship ex
isting. Knew of no reason why he could
not act as an impartial juror. Never heard
any opinions expressed, and was free from
all prejudice. Passed.
' Gkouce W. Carr. Lives in Whiteoak
tp.; is a farmer. Had not formed any opin
ion and the facts were never related to
him. Passed.
Saml. C. Murray. Lives in Green
field ; harness maker. Had read the news
paper accounts, but formed 110 opinions
from them. No relationship existing.
Robinson Smith. Lives in Madison tp.;
had been a farmer, but now has no reg
ular business. No relationship. Knew of
no reason why he could not act as an im
partial juror. Didn't th ink he had read
any accounts. Read the Greenfield paper.
Jno. A.Patterson. Lives in Liberty tp.;
a farmer. Had formed or expressed no
opinion ; no relationship. Mr. Sloanerftat
ed he had a suit for Mr. Patterson, against
tne u. JH. Ky. I'assed.
Wm. RomcRTS. Lives in Fairfield to.: is
farmer. Had formed an opinion in the
case, from what he had read in the papers,
but could render an impartial verdict.
John Roads. Lives in eastern tiart of
Paint tp. Had formed or expressed no
opinion. Knew of no reason whv he
could not act as an impartial juror. Pass
ed. The Court inquired if there would be
any peremptory challenges. The State re
plied they did not know of any, but would
like to have until after dinner to make in
quiries. The Court said it could not grant
the time, and the State's counsel retired fo
consultation. After a few moments they
returned and said they would excuse Mr.
win. ance. lhe Prosecutor asked for a
special venire. The Court ordered the
Sheriff to issue a special renire, and admon
ished the jury to have or hear no discus
sion in regard to the case. A recess was
then taken until half-past 1 o'clock.
1? : . : .. r 1 1
ja.iiiiimiiioi 01 jurors resumed special
Wm. H. Morrow was excused, on the
ground that he is a brother-in-law of Hon.
Mills Gardner, one of defendant's counsel.
1. L. Ayeeh. Had read the accounts in
the papers, and formed an opinion. Chal
lenged by the State and challenge sus
tained. Mr. Ayressaid if the same testi
mony was given here as he had read in the
papers, he would form the same opinion.
otherwise would nit. Thought he could
act impartially. Excused.
Elisiia Krvis. Lives in Lilx-riv tp.; is a
farmer. Had formed or expressed noopin
ion as to the guilt of the prisoner. Is no
relative of Liuk or the Faveys. Knew of
no reason why he could not render an im
partial verdict. Passed by the State.
Examined by defense. Had talked to no
witness ; and heard no one state the facts
of the case who professed to know. Pass
ed by defense.
The Court asked if the defense had any
peremptory challenges to make, and they
excused Robinson Smith, of Madison.
Milton Semans. Lives in Liberty tp.;
is a farmer. Had formed or expressed no
opinion as to guilt or innocence of Link.
Is not related to any of the parties con
cerned. Knew of no reason why he could
not act as au impartial juror in the case.
The Jury was accepted, and defense ask
ed that the jurors should notbe sworn until
to-morrow morning, as there were some
witnesses not yet heard from. The Court
said the jury must be sworn this evening.
At this point, one of the jurors, Saml.
McClure, of Fairfield tp., rose in his seat
and said that he had hoped something
might occur which would excuse him.
Judge Minsball, Bmiiing, replied, that he
had no doubt there was not a man on the
jury who did not wish the same thing, and
the laugh was on Mr. McClure. The
jury was then sworn.
Witnesses who were present were also
sworn, when Gov. Hart stated that the
State wished the jury to go and view the
ground where the murder was committed.
The Defense also wished them to go, but
did not know who was the proper person
to go along witli them. Judge Minshall
said he had inquireiTas to the ground, and
he would go with them. He said he would
appoint Manlove Adams to attend them
but the State objected on the ground that
he was a bondsman of defendant, and was
interested, when Esq. Leroy 'Kelly was
Court requested the jury to observe the
house and locality where the bodies were
found, also the front gates, milk-house,
and other out-houses, and cautioned them
to receive no testimony whatever. Court
then adjourned, till after the return of the
FRIDAY, May 4, 1880.
Court opened at 1:25 P. M. Gov. Hart
of Counsel for the State, read the indict
ment of John Link to the jury, and then
rehearsed the tragic scene, and all the cir
cumstances which led to it.
He was followed by Mr. Sloane, one of
defendant's counsel, who also recounted
the history of the affair, but contradicted
some ot Uov. liarts statements. Alter
Gov. Hart and Mr. Sloane had made their
statements to the jury, the State's witnesses
were sworn.
Thomas Ferrel. My age is 33. Lived
with Samuel Pavey in the spring of 1S79,
Had lived with him about 4 years. Knew
Taylor Pavey and John Link. On May
od, loii), 1 was harrowinsr on the farm
Sam. Pavey went to Washington on Fri
day morning, and drove his stallion
lay lor Pavey came to Hillsboro. 1 came
up earlier that evening, because there was
no one there to do the work. Tayl
Pavey put up his father's horse and was
in the lot when I came. He helped to
feed. When I first aw them they were in
the barn-lot. 1 tad my supper aoout three-
quarters of an hour after 1 came in. All
the tamily were at the supper-table. Sam.
Pavey went to bed about 8 o'clock. He
slept down stairs; Taylor Blept in the same
room I did ; his bed was about 6 inches
from the window : mine was opposite his
in the same room, the door being between
the tieds. ine window was loose andaiar.
Sam Pavey's bed was against the north wall,
the head 01 the bed . toward the dining-
room, wnenxwent to bed Mrs. Pavey
and the children were in the dining-room,
or perhaps some of them were in the kitch
en. Dora Pavey is a niece of Sam Pavev.
Sam Pavey was in bed 15 or 20 minutes
before 1 went up-stairs to bed. The win
dow by Taylor's bed was loose and shaky,
and any one Dy the window could h:
what "was said lor .some distance.- Heard
Mrs.. Pavey call, "O, John! is that vou
Jolm'J"- !-JohR said;-Vvhoop!" John had
goneup the roiciljyond the bridgt, but
turned and came J&ack. Taylor raised
lumseii up in oea ana listened, and said
We ll see about that, put on his pants
and went down stairs. Heard Taylor say.
Here I am now. What are you going to
do about it?" Sam Pavev got up, and
coming out, called, "Taylor! O, Tavlor!':
JUara saw, u, don t go out there," and
tried to keep him back, but he went on
I heard two shots in quick succession, and
in about u minute I heard another. Did
not get out at first. - When the second shot
was hred, heard a horse jump on the pike.
Went down alter the third report, passed
back through the dining-room and came
out on. the walk to the side gate. Met
Mrs. Pavey coming back with the children.
She said, O, torn! they are killed!
kind of exclaimed to myself, "It can't be
so: vyuen a goi iq wnere they were
Sam Pavey's shirt was on fire. I rubbed it
and tried tp.put it out, then returned to the
house, and went out to the stable and got
a horse-, to go to Addison Pavey's. When
1 came' to the side gate Dora was there',
and wanted to go. I told her the horse
was skittish, but she said no one was home,
and if I would lead the horse by the
bodies she would go, Taylor was lying
towards the pike, with his right arm over
his head and his leet 111 the ditch. Sam
was on the other side, with his head
against the fence, and his beard tangled
in the stake. Taylor was Ivin? on his left
side, Sam on his right side, with his right
arm out straight. (Here witness, at the
request of Gov. Hart, showed the position
by lying down on the floor.) Sam Pavey
had on two shirts, an over and under
shirt. The fire burned through both. I
would know the shirts if I saw them.
(Gov. Hart here produced two shirts, and
witness said they were the same.) When
I got there Link was not there. I did not
see Link come back after his hat. I saw
Link about three-quarters of an hour
after Mr. Bitzer came. Link came up the
road, and could not get his horse to pass
the bodies, so he got off and led it. When
he came up he said, "Boys, are thev dead '!"
I said, "John, you made a clean sween of
it, wnen ne goi aoout 10 the milk-house,
he mounted and rode on to town. Elmer
and Fred Pavey came up next. Barker
came before Addison did. I was there till
the bodies was taken to the house. Esn
Kelly, of New Lexington, held the
Cross-examined : I lived at Sam Pa
vey's 4 years. Sam Pavey went to Wash
ington ; he was standing a stallion there
that season. Taylor told me he had been
to Hillsboro before we went to supper.
Heard Sam Pavey's horse when I was
about 1 of a mile down the road from the
barn. The horse was put un when I ent
there. Taylor had to put it awav and he
helped to feed. Sam Pavey had gone to
bed, and I was sitting in the dining-room
by the fire. The dining-room door was
open, so you could see outside. I left Tay
lor in the dining-room . when I went to
bed. The heads of both beds were towards
the west, and the side of Taylor's was to
wards the north window. The window, I
think, was nearer the head than the foot
of Taylor's bed. Did not hear the horse
go by the house. Heard a voice come
lrom the yard, calling, "Is that you, John?"
John said, "Whoop!" from up the pike.
Taylor got up and leaned towards the win
dow and listened, and said, "I'll see about
that!" He got right up and went down
stairs. I heard him open the front door
from the parlor, on the porch. I did not
hear iiim open the gate, and do not know
whether it scraped on the largestone under
it or not. 1 lay in bed, and when Taylor
went out, I raised up and saw through' the
window. The windows were not raised.
They had curtains, but the curtains were
up so you could see.. Saw Taylor walk
along on the grass, close to the fence.
When I saw Taylor I heard him sav,
"Here I am now. What are you going to
do about it? If you want to whip me,
can whip you." Just about then Sam
started out and I heard him call "Tavlor
Taylor!" I was sick that night and lay
still. First, I heard two shots,, then in
about two minutes I heard the third shot.
(Mr. Sloane here handed witness his cane,
and requested him to illustrate the titue
between the shots, which he did.) After
the shots, heard cries from the road, but
don't know who they were. Am not sure
which way I went when I came down, but
think I went through the dining-room.
The first penou I saw was Mrs. Pavey.
She was on the right side of the pike, be
tween the bani-'-ate ami milk-house. Saw
Eldora and Jennie, cryin,', mar Mrs.
Pavey. When I met Mrs. Pavey she "aid,
"O, Tom! they are both killed! Tliev
both bounced on John, and John killed1
tliera." I said nothing to her, hut ex
claimed to myself, "It can't be possible
that they are dead !" When I got there I
saw Sam's clothes on fire, and as I thought,
put it out. Just as I got to the side gate,
going back, I heard the bell. Went into
the house to get my shoes, and when I
was putting them on, Mrs. Pavey said, "O,
heavens ! what will become of me and my
poor boy?" I said, "I don't know, but they
are gone." I went out round the house,
where Dora was ringing the bell, and be
gan to ring it. Directly I broke the wire.
Went to the barn and got a horse to go to
Addison Pavey's, and brought the horse
to the side gate. Dora wanted to go. I
told her the horse was skittish, but she
wanted to go and said no one was there,
and if I would lead the horse past the
bodies she would go. I did so. When I
took the horse by and Dora went up the
road, I saw the tire still burning in &am
Pavey's shirt. Rubbed it out a second
time, then went to the house to see that all
was right, returned to the bodies, and went
back to the gate. Before long Mr. Bitzer
came and wanted me to get a horse for him
to go to town. Told him the horses were
tired. I was excited I meant the horses
were not shod. He laid down the fence
and took out his horse, which was hitched
in the field, and went to town. In about
a quarter of an hour after he left, Jud
Patton came. I talked with Jud a little
while and said, "I am getting colli. I
must get my coat and vest." Mrs. Patton
came through Johnson's woods, with the
children. W hen 1 went to the house JNlrs.
Pavey was crying, anil said, "They hadn't
ouzht to iump on him." After I went out
to the bodies again, John Link came alon
His horse would not pass, so he got off
and led it. As he went by he said, Boys,
are they dead?" He passed on to the
milk-house, and mounting, rode on. Next
Elmer and Fred Pavey came in a buck
board, and I think Mr. Vanpelt came next.
Taylor's head was lying on the grass, near
the edge 01 tue piKe. 1 was agreed
among them (the bystanders) that the
bodies should be taken into the house.
It was 3 hours before the bodies were
taken in, and 4 A. M. when the post mor
tem was made. I have lived at Isaac
Barger's, and have worked for Henry S.
Pavey since this occurred. Helped to
take off the shirts, and some of them were
torn in getting them off. The clothes
were thrown into the wood-house, and
they tell me were buried afterwards.; don't
know as to that, nor who dug them up.
JctisoN Patton. Live in Fayette coun
ty, half-mile north-east of Samuel Pavey's,
on east side of the pike. Think I remem
ber the night the Paveys were killed.
Saw John Link that night about 9 o'clock.
Think I met him before on that evening,
either going or returning from town. Was
on the pike in front of my house when I
saw him, at 9 o'clock. Had some conver
sation with him. My brother said he
heard three or four shots in the direction
of Samuel Pavey's. Mr. Link hallooed,
"Oh, boys, come out!" I went down to
where he was sitting on his horse. W hen 1
got near him he spoke to me and said, "I
have killed Samuel and Taylor Pavey
both." He also stated that he was in the
road talking with his mother, and Taylor
came out and said, "Come up the road if
you want anything out of me." He re
plied he would not do it ; for Taylor to
come to him. Taylor then took hold of
him and pulled him down. John said,
He was about to make way with me, and
I irew my revolver and shot him, and he
wkirled around, and I shot him again."
John saidthe first shot took etiect in the
side. Don't remember where he said the
next shot took effect. Suppose he then
went to Chas. Sanders'.
Cross-examined by Mr. Sloane : My
brother said he had heard three, if not
four shots, down on the pike, in the di
rection ot hamuel Pavey s, one alter the
other, as fast as they could be put in. I
replied, "no, I reckon not. John." He re
plied, "Yes, I shot them both and I reckon
they are both dead. lie told me to go
and see for myself. He said, "I have doue
it now; am sorry lor it, but 1 could not
help it." Think that was what he said.
Am well acquainted with John Link ; have
known "him for some time; did not know
him that night until he spoke, because it
was dark.
SATURDAY, May 15, 1880.
Court opened, at 8:30 A. M. The first
witness examined was Al. Flesher. Live
in Leesburg; not in any business at pres
ent; was a merchant in the spring of IS. y
Know John Lank, lie bought a revolver
of me some time alter the holidays in 1S,.
had the revolver two months before I
sold it. He bought it in January or Febru
ary, lhe make was Smith & wesson.
Witness .here took revolver from M
Dumeml and looked at it;) could not say
this is the same revolver, but it looks like
it. it carried a da ball. Mr. laylor was
in the store when 1 made the trade.
J. M. Dcmenil examined: I got the re
voiver 01 Mr. winkle, understood it to
be the same that John Link had. It is
just as I got it, only it had five cartridges
in it, and Mr. Winkle took them out, be
cause I did not wish to take it before the
Grand Jury, loaded. (Cartridges exhib
ited.! These are the five cartridges.
Dora Pavev: I am Samuel Pavey's
niece, and Joe faveys daughter. My
lather lives six miles this side ot Sabina. 1
was acquainted with Sam Pavey's family.
(She named all the members over.) 1 was
at uncle Sam s on the 3d davof May, lsy
Uncle Sam started for Washington about
A. M., on Friday. I don't know when
Taylor Pavev started for Hillsboro. Tay-
or came to Hillsboro on Saturday. Tay
lor got back first: it was about 5 o'clock on
Saturaay evening. Uncle Sam got back
about b o clock. Aunt Martha was not at
home all afternoon. She was gone about
two hours. She told me when she came
back she had been up in the corn-field,
talking to John. All the family were at
the supper table, lhink Uncle bam went
bed about half-past 8 o'clock. Think
laylor and iom ferrel went before Lnele
am did. 1 was writing a letter that
night, and was in the dining-room with
Aunt Martha and the children. Alter
Uncle Sam went to bed I heard a horse,
and Aunt Martha went out the door and
asked if that was John? Aunt Martha
passed out through the barn-lot and out
through the gate on the pike. I heard
Leroy (Taylor and Leroy Pavey are the
same person Reporter) come down and
go out. I told Uncle Sam Leroy had gone
out, and he said: "I know it." He took
up his pants, went through,the parlor, and
put them on at the gate. I asked him
where he was going. He said to bring
Taylor back. I heard him call, "Leroy !
rov ! and Eeroy answered, and 1 heard
him call again. I went up the road, fol
lowing Uncle Sam. When I got about to
the milk-house, I saw the flash of the pis
tol. Met Aunt Martha coming back, and
she threw up her hands and said, "John
has killed Taylor!" Uncle Sam said, "You
have been the cause of all this. You
must leave!" Uncle came out on the
porch and through the front gate. He
stopped on the porch when he called Tay-
or. I think Uncle Sam was somewhere
near the milk-house when Taylor was shot.
He was ahead of me. Tavlor was stand-
ng up when I saw him shot. Did not see
John Link. Uncle Sam went up rapidly,
passed around Taylor's feet and was shot
nstantly. 1 went down to laylor, took
his hand, and asked him to speak, but he
did not. Then I went to Uncle Sam, took
hold of his hand and asked him to speak.
After John shot Uncle Sam, Aunt Martha
says, lio away, jonn; (ion t suooi any
more. 1 came back and 1 think she was
the front gate. She said, "Oh ! I am 111-
ned forever, me and my bov, both! Mie
asked me what she should do. I told her
would leave the place". She went away,
and I did not see her till Addison Pavey
hrousrht her hack. When lorn I-eirel
brought me the horse, I went to Mr. Bar
ger's and Addison Pavey's. The night was
moonshiny, but cloudy, and was darker
when the murder was committed than
when I went over to Addison's. 1 knew
Uncle Sam from Taylor by his white shirt.
Aunt Martha did not go back to the bodies
fter John shot them. 1 heard a horse s
feet go as if in a lope, after the shooting.
did not see John Emk come back alter
his hat. Uncle Sam s door was open into
he dining-room. Taylor came down
through the parlor out on the porch and
ut on the pike. W hen 1 came back lrom
Addison Pavey's, I saw the little children
tamiingby their father, crying. Myhor.se
uld not go by, so 1 got ott. l.'iiring the
ummer 01 if.'.', 1 uvea witn .vauison i-
ey. While there received an anonymous
ic.ter, (witness was shown a letter.) 1 hat
was the letter. Received it from Mr.
John Robins. I remember it was given
le on the day of Lncle Sam s sale. Mr.
Robins is theschool-teacherof that district.
not knov who wrote the letter.
Cboss-exajtixep : Am 21 years t'.'.'.l tit?
ast of this monttV;' Am Joseph Pavey s
laughter, and lives inCiin'ou countv; I
ft home out the -'.lib. of March, .tid gut 10
le Sinn's on the 1st of April. In lhe
mean-time was at tuv brother-in-law s; 1
was ordered awav from home bv my father. I
asked Uncle Sam to get ma a place, aud 1
ne tout me to go mere, i worked lor my
living. Went to Uncle Sam's the Wed-
nesday before they were killed. After they
were killed, went to Addison Pavey's, to
work for wages. Was at Mr. Anders's
part of the time. I saw my father on the
day of the funeral. I spoke to one of my
brothers; no, I think now I did not speak
to either of them; I have two brothers.
Cannot testify that I talked with my
brothers that day. My brothers did not
tell me that my father said for me to come
home and live. Mv father sent for me
about Christmas. The day of the murder
1 got dinner and supper saw Sam Pavey
start for Washington, and saw Taylor start
for Hillsboro. Willard left home after
dinner, and went to Greenfield; Willard
slept in the same bed with Taylor; Taylor
came home about 5 o'clock; saw him drive
into the horse-lot and unhitch, put the
buggy away, hitch the horse and come into
the house. (Mr. Sloane here asked wit
ness what was the conversation between
Taylor and Mrs. Pavey, to which Gov.
Hart objected, but the objection was over
ruled.) I did not hear loud words while I
was milking; milked down by the scales in
the horse-lot. When I came in, went to the
milk-house. Jennie came to the milk
house after I did. When I came into the
house I did not hear anything. Went into
the dining-room, where Taylor and Mrs.
Pavey were, and heard him say to her, "1
do not want you to go to Leesburg and tell
any more lies ou me." He used some very
vulgar language, and said he would whip
her to death. I was standing in the door
when Uncle Sam came; he drove up by the
carriage-house and Taylor followed him.
Uncle Sam came into the house and Tay
lor put tip the horse. (Mr. Sloane here
asked witness for the conversation between
Mr. and Mrs. Pavey. Gov. Hart objected;
objection overruled by Judge Minshall.) I
was in the dining-room with Mrs. Pavey
when Uncle Sam came in. She told him
that Taylor came home and abused her,
and threatened to whip her to death, etc.
She told Uncle Sam that she was afraid of
Taylor, and would have to go to Lexing
ton aud have him arrested. Uncle Sam
told her if she did, he would go oa Tay
lor's bond. I think Tom Ferrel and Tay
lor went to ceu nrst. Alter they had a'l
three gone to bed, I heard a horse on the
pike, lhe children were sitting by the
tire, and Mrs. Pavey and I were in the same
room. She had been out-doors just a little
before, but was in the room when the horse
went by. 1 have not been to Henry Pa
vey's for two years; I was writing a letr,
but never mailed it. Mrs. Pavey, wnen
she went out, called, "Oh, John I that
you, John ." John said, "whoop! The
next thing alter she went out, Taylorcame
down stairs in his bare feet. I did not see
him; only thought it was him. Did not
hear him say anything as he went out.
iNext heard Uncle Sam, and told him Tav
lor had gone out, and he said, "I know it."
He took his pants and went out, and I fol
lowed him, and tried to hold him and get
him not to go, but he got loose from me at
the gate, put on his pants and went un the
ptke. V hen he was going out I asked him
where he was going, and he said, "to bring
Taylor back." I followed him up the pike
nearly to the milk-house, when Taylor was
shot, lhe nash was downward, and was
about as high as a man on a horse. Met
Mrs. Pavey between the milk-house and
the place where Taylor was shot. She
threw up her hands and said, "Leroy is
killed," and Uncle Sam said, "you are the
cause ot all this; you must leave here."
Uncle Sam went ranidlv ud to the nlace
where Taylor was shot, and lsaw him shot
and saw him fall. "When I came back from
Addison Pavey's, I got off my horse and
went around the bodies, and took the chil
dren -to the house. Directly the children
wanted to go baok to their father, and I
sked Mrs. Jud. 1'atton to go with me.
This is the only time, I think, that I talked
to her. I did not know her; did not say to
her that I was standing by the cistern
when the shooting was going on. I was
between the farm-gate and the milk-house
when Uncle Sam walked around Taylor's
feet and was shot. Did not see anybody
going up the road. Heard a horse going
up the road. I then went up to the bodies.
as at Addison Pavey s two or three
weeks after the murder. Mr. Robins
brought me a letter; do not remember
whether it was in an envelope or had any
post-mark on it. Mr. Robins told me what
was in the letter, and then read it to me; I
was so excited I did not know what to
think of it, is the reason I did not read the
letter. John Robins was boarding at
Adison Pavey's, and is boarding there now.
I got the letter on the day of Uncle S-wii's
sale; it was folded, and he opened it land
read it to me on the porch. I said at Lees
burg that I saw two shots, and Uncle Sam
fell, and Annt Martha said, "Oh, Lord 1
they are both dead," and that she said,
"go away, John, don't shoot any more."
When I was in the dining-room I heard
loud, angry talk, but could not understand
what it was. When I came back frc i the
bodies behind Aunt Martha, I met Tom,
and told him they were both killed. Hud
a talk with Mrs. Pavey that evening. She
came into the kitchen and said she hated
Taylor so she could kill him. I told her
I would wait on the table, and she said
that Pavey would not have such doings as
that about the house. She sat by ma while
I waited on the table. (Note "by the Re
porter: Miss Pavey spoke so low at first,
that it was very difficult to hear her, until
she had been on the stand for some time.)
Bexj. E. Hopkins : Have lived in Cin
cinnati all my life. Am 40 years of age.
My business is banking. Have been with
Gilmore, Dunlap & Co. 20 yoars. Am now
with S. Coon & Co.; have been there
about a year. My duty is to examine
checks and signatures and to guard against
imposition. Witness was here handed
some checks with John Link's signature on
them and a letter of his, said to be genuine;
also an anonymous letter, said to have
been written to Miss Dora Pavey. After
comparing them, he pronounced the anony
mous letter to bo John Link's writing, and
said that the body of the letter was in a
disguised hand. Witness said he knew
the handwriting by certain little "ear
marks" which are peculiar to it.
Cross-examination: I was the expert at
the famous Dimmett trial; was called
there by Major Blackburn; the only time
was called by him except in this case.
Some checks are written out in full, but in
general I only examine the signature. I
never examined any letters till the Dim
mett trial. HaTO had uo experience in ex
amining letters.
Db. Michael Holmks: Live near Lees
burg. Have been a practising physician
for 32 years. Knew Samnel and Taylor
Pavey. Was called about 10 p.m. on the
3d of May, 1879, to go to Pavey's imme
diately; it was about 15 minutes later when
got there. Drs. J. M. Spear and Mc
Laughlin came also. Found the bodies of
Samuel and Taylor Pavey in the room
back from the- pike, in tbe rear of the
house. They were lying on boards. Sam
uel Pavev had on a pair of drawers, a
shirt, uidershirt and pair of pants. The
ball entered bamuel Pavey s body at the
axillary line, passed through the center of
the sixth rib, penetrating the right lung,
passing back of the left lung, severing the
descending aorta, and passing out near the
head of the scapula and close to the acro
mion process. Perhaps the first ball fired
at Taylor passed through the right arm,
just under the skin, from the outside in
wardly, f eruaps the second ball passed
between the fifth and sixth ritta, went di
agonally through the stomach and lodged
in the thigh, from which we extracted it.
The third ball entered between the second
and third ribs, passed through the body
and struck the fifth dorsal vertebrse, on
the left side of it, crushing it in and bruis
ing the spinal cord, which I suppose pro
duced general paralysis in a short time.
Both of the last shots entered the left side
and were nearly parallel. There was a
contusion ou Samuel Pavey's cheek, and a
slight incision under his eye. Do not
know what caused tne bruise, bnt it was
something harder than a fist. Ascertained
the direction of the wounds with a probe.
I lie cr -M-m v ii.a-it ioQ of this witness
exactly agreed with the examination-in-chief.
MONDAY, May 17, 1880.
Court opened at 1 0: A. M. The first
witness called was
John Bobbins: Am a school-teacher,
and board at Addison Pavey's, near connty
line. Have taught four terms, or over a
year. Was at Addison Pavey's in the
spring of 187!). In June or July, found an
anonymous letter sticking under the latch
of the gate when I cams home for dinner.
Think it was Friday; tbe sale was going
on that, day. When I first went into the
house there was no one there bnt Dora Pa
vey. When I found the letter I was some
what puzzled to read it. The letter was at
the large gate next to the road.
Citos -Examination. Went to my school
as usual that morning. Don't remember
which way I went, but that, is my usual
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iti-.itiii'r mis i.tv iue oare whs a largr
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oiih. atol there usi larwe oar. 2 or ;l fo.-t
l.Utg, re.u-hing fr.un H'e latch to tup top
Tii. Ittu n,a f jttw,1 t.v the cleat where
the latch works, and was of! the inside, I
hanging down so that I could ge jt Wfora
I got to the gate. My school-house wag
about GOO yards from Mr. Pavey's. Think
the letter was folded once lengthwise, and
had no envelope on it. If it had been there
in the morning, and I went out there, I
should have seen it. Think I read it to
Dora Pavey. Think none of the family
had gone away that morning. There were
Mr. Ott, his wife and three children in
Mr. Pavey's family at that time. Do not
know how they went away, . anil was not
there when they came bacSc. Went down
to Greenfield the evening of one of the
sale days, but do not remember whether it
was that day or not. Do not know the
writing of the letter, nor who wrote it. It
was in the gate the first time I saw it.
Willard Pavey. Lives in Fayette
county. Am Samuel Pavey's son. My
mother's name was Mc Knight before she
was married. I lived at my father's in the
spring of 1879. Witness here, by request
of Gov. Hart, named over the children of
each of Mr. Pavey's wives, both living and
dead, and gave the residence of those who
are still living. Mrs. Link came into the
tamtly lo or lb years ago. to live. John
Link was 15 or lfl years old when he came
there. My lather was about 60 years old,
and Taylor about 30. My father weighed
about 140 pounds and Taylor 170. My
father was not quite 6 feet tall, but Tav
lor was full C feet. John Link was tend
ing the field back west from the pike. I
think perhaps he was tending two fields.
On the 3d of May, 1879, I went to Lees
burg in the evening, and about 1 o'clock I
went to Greenfield. Along in the evening
it rained. About 9 o'clock it cleared up.
When I got home I found father and Tay
lor in the dining-room. Don't know what
time of night the post-mortem examina
tion was made. Here witness was re
quested to point out the location of the
neighbors, on a small chart, which Gov.
Hart showed him. John Link boarded
at Charlie Sanders. The funeral was on
the 6th of May.
Cross-Examination was brief and did not
vary from the direct examination.
Join Patton Live at my father's, in
Highland county,, west of Samuel Pavey's.
On May 3d, 1879, I was at Jud Patton's.
V,r-s out in the yard that nieht. and heard
three or four leports. The first two were
very close iogether, the next nearly a min
ute after. It .7s either 3 minutes before
or after 9 o'clock, and sounded like it was
down about Sam Pavey's.
Cross-Ex amination: I have been work
ing for Henry Pavey. My brother's fam
ily that night consisted of his wife and
myself. I do not recollect that I said in
testimony to Esq. Kally, that there were
three or four shots as quick as they could
be fired. I was not at any meeting of wit
nesses held at Henry Pavey's; was stand
ing out in the yard when the shota were
fired; was not doing anything.
Dora Pavey recalled: I signed my
name to the written testimony given before
Esq. Kelly. (Here the record was presented
and witness examined it.) This first part
("Dora") looks like my writing, but the
"Pavey" does not. Did not say to Mrs.
Jud Patton that I was standine out in the
side-yard and saw-the shooting and the
men lau. via not tais to Mrs. fatton
anything about it. Do not remember
whether my testimony was reid over to
me or not. Do not know who wrote my
testimony. The afternoon Mrs. Pavev
came from the field she went to one of the
drawers, but I don't know whether she
took anything out or not,
Wm. McVey. Live in Clinton county,
one mile ean of Sam Pavey b. I was
at home on the night of the 3d of May.
Heard a report between 8 and 9 o'clock.
Think I heard three shots. The first two
shots were pretty fast, and another shot
was hred soon alter. Cannot tell just how
long it was between the first two shots and
the third, but I judge it was a few seconds.
No cross-examination.
Dr. Michael Holmes recalled. Exam
ined by Mr. Sloane: Made a superficial
examination before Drs. Spear and Mc
Laughlin arrived. Think lhe contusion
on Samuel Pavey's left malar bone was
about two inches in extent, and about an
inch or inch and a quarter wide. It was
swollen when I examined it, and extrava
sation had taken place. This could not
take place after the severing of the aorta.
1 think the wound was received before he
was shot.
By Maj. Blackburn : I think the blood
would cease to now almost instantaneous
ly after the aorta was cut Circulation
would not entirely cease till the heart
stopped. The descending: aorta was cut off
about an inch below the arch. The heart
and the contraction of the arteries forces
the blood through the body. The capil
laries 10m me arteries and the veins, and
are near the surface of the skin. Some
times blood stands around the mouth of a
wound. If a ball should pass through the
descending aorta, as in the case of Mr.
Pavey, and he should fall against a fence-
stake, it is possible that the swelling and
extravasation might take place before vi
tality ceased. 1 do not think that after
the descending aorta was severed, two tei-
spoonstut ot blood passed through the- left
subclavian, carotid or the arteria innoini-
nata arteries. Mr.Sloane here mjjationed
case where a wound was produced by a
knife, and "no blood collected in the imme
diate region of it, and asked the Dr. if he
had seen the account of it. TheDr. reDli-
ed that he had. If a person is shot and
instantly killed, there will be no discolor
ation about the wound, but if he lives 15
or 20 minutes there will be.
Isaac Barger. Live in Fayette coun
tv. Am a son-in-law of Samuel Pavev.
My home is about 2 miles from Samuel
Pavey's house. The field where John Link
was at work is 2 miles from Mr. Pavey's
around the road, and the nearest point of
the field would be about 11 miles. I re
member the night Samuel Pavey was killed.
Miss Dora Pavev aroused me and told me
he was killed. I jumped on my horse and
rode to the house of my hand, called him,
but did not wait for him, and rode on down
to Samtial Pavey's. There were some
four or five persons there whenl arrived.
The bodies were still lying there. Samuel
Pavey laid near a fence-stake, with his
head towards Washington. Taylor Pavey
was lying next to the pike, with his feet
towards his father. Did not see Mrs. Pavey
there, nor did I see the littbi children.
Was there during the post-mortem exam
ination. It was about 2 o clock in the
morning. Samuel Pavey was somewhere
near 65 years old, and probably weighed
about 145 or 150 pounds. I attended the
funeral. Was at the sale, and Mrs. Mar
tha Pavey was the administratrix.
No cross-examination.
J. R. "Walker. Live in Wilmington.
When Samuel Paey was killed, I lived in
Lexington. Remember about the shooting
Samuel Pavey. Somebody told me,
who came after Mr. Kelly. There were
some flying clouds that night. I arrived
after the bodies were carried into the
house. Found probably half-a-dozen hairs
the fence-stake where Samuel Pavey
had lain, and three or fonr drops of blood
a dock-leaf,and a little on the ground.
became Cloudy and began to rain about
o'clock in the morning. I knew Taylor
Pavey. He was a little larger than I am,
and was a differently made man from John
Link. From what I have seen and know
now, Liuk was the best man. Did not
take Samuel Pavey to be a very hearty
man. .
Cross-Examisation. Am a farmer.
Lived in New Lexington at the time the
Paveys were killed, and kept hotel there.
They frequently stopped at my hotel.
Think I arrived at Pavey's about 10 or 11
o'clock. The first man I saw was Addison
Pavey, and I think I saw Chas. Vanpelt.
The bodies were in the dining-room. I
arrived quite a while before Dr. Holmes.
The first thing I did I walked into the gate
and met Addison Pavey. Do not think I
talked with him. Went in where the bo
dies were, and then out into the yard,
where I met an Irishman, and got him to
tell me where the bodies had lain. Got a
lantern from him aud went and examined
the place. Found horse-hair on a fence
rail at the next corner from the fence-stake.
remained there till noon -the next day.
A. E. Buknette. Have lived in Cincin
nati since April, 1870. Came from the
East. Have charge of the wriling in the
public schools of Cincinnati. Am devot
ed exclusively to writing. Have had con
siderable experience in detecting counter
feit and fraudulent signatures for 12 years.
Have been frequently called upon lo judge
writing by persons Have been engaged
Brooklyn, Baltimore, Philadelphia, I
Boston and Rochester. Have been en
gaged in writing all the time since 1-GO.
Have been called on many times to exam
ine writing. Some checks with John
Link's signature, a letter written by him
Dora Pavev, were here handed to witness I
Afierex.mini,,,. m : F ' ,..! '
iialur .1 fro . ' -a
linguist-,! 1, mo !.
Blackburn, V.r l!or
I!. r.,,i, I
,i-t e lief e il.:i- ,
how he detecied
tbe black x.ard
guied writing. The five tests are size,
slant, Bp'atjng, sliape and shauiss.
called attention to the peculiar formation
' 1) j y g and s, also ol n and m.
Cross-examination: Was born and
raised in Lyons, New York, and was writing-teacher
there for three yearn. Was in
the employ of Woodsworth, Ainsworth &
Co. for three years, as traveling agent, to
illustrate and explain their system of
writing. Am 38 years of age. Was IS
years of age when 1 began teaching writ
ing. Was called by Maj. Blackburn in
the Dimmitt cae, concerning the Commo
dore letter. I saw this letter first after I
came here. The letter was partially
printed, and partially written. If a man
should forget, in disguising hia hand, and
should fall into writing, he would very
likely write hia natural hand. Here Mr.
Sloane requested witness to write the word
"statement" on the blackboard, and called
his attention to the fact that t, y, r, e, a
and n in John Link's writing were essen
tially different from those in the Dora
Pavey letter.
Gov. Hart read to the jury the following
anonymous letter to Dora Favey, which
has heretofore been mentioned in the evi
dence :
"Wednesday Night.
"Dora : For your interest I tell you that
you had better look out, for I heard John
Link say to one of his friends, in Hillsboro,
the other day, that he intended to kill
you, and but for his mother would have
done it that night, to have stopped
testimony against him, for he knew that
you would swear for your Uncle Sam. I
do not want to be in the fuss, so I won't
sign my name to this, but watch him. He
said the first chance was his. He said
your testimony was the only one made
against him. Remember this is a true
statement, from a friend to Dora Pavey."
Gov. Hart then stated that he wished to
introduce in evidence during the trial the
revolver and cartridges handed to ex
Prosecutor Dumenil by constable Winkle,
and the articles of clothing worn by Sam
uel and Taylor Pavey at the time they
were killed.
Adjourned at a quarter before 5, to Tues
day morning.
TUESDAY, May 18, 1880.
Court opened at 8:40, A. M.
Dora Pavey re-called by Mr. Sloane.
Mr. Sloane handed her a letter, and ask
ed if it was not her's. After examining it
she said, "This looics like my hand-wri
ting. 1 ttia not sign my name to it be
cause I forgot it; I did not write that let
ter (found in the gate,) nor did I have any
thing to to with it."
The witnesses for the defense were called
and sworn:
C. S. Ben: Live in Hillsboro and have
been engaged in the foundry business
about 22 years. Have received many let
ters, aud some of them disguised. Was
called as an expert in the Capt. Anderson
case. Have examined letters in my busi
ness frequently, but not in court. The
general style of the letters is what I exam
ine first, then tbe peculiarities. I find
some things in the disguised letter that
could not be written by John Link. It is
too free a movement. Think the person
whp wrote this is a much better penman
than John Link.- The letter "a" is pecu
liar in John Link's writing, and I have not
found one in the disguised letter like
it. Witness here gave a minute descrip
tion of tha peculiar differences in the mode
of forming various letters in Link's hand
writing, and those of the disguised letter,
and stated that he could not find any
marked similarity between the two hand
writings. He stated that he examined the
manuscripts about three quarters of an
hour last Saturday evening, and a short
time on Sunday morning. Mr. Sloane
then handed witness one of M133 Pavey's
letters. Witness continued: I find a
marked similarity but ween the "e"and "s"
The "e" and "s" in Miss Pavey's letter are
well made. Link has never attempted to
write anything as smooth as that I find
a peculiar loop in the cross of the "t" T.
The cross is found back of the 't" in the
anonymous letter. As to tht ("ora") in
both signatures of " Dora, " I think one
person wrote them. Mr. Sloane asked
witness whether Miss Pavey or John Link
was the more likely to have written the
anonymous letter. Maj. Blackburn ob
jected to the question. Court overruled
the objection, and witness replied: I would
not like to say without a more careful ex
amination. Think I have not been called on to ex
amine signatures more than three or four
times in ten years, and they were promi
sory notes. The last time I wag called
was in the Capt. Anderson case, abont six
years ago. Have not examined the body
of letters in court, as a witness. Think
this anonymous letter shows no great
effort to disguise, because some parts are
written much better than others.
Cross-examination : Think'there ia a
manifest attempt to disguise on the face of
that letter. I judge from the general ap
pearance. Mr. Blackbnm here requested
witness to look at the signature, "John
Link." The size of the letters is very
nearly the same, in the two signatures.
The letters "in" are a little larger in one
th an in the other. There is a very mark
ed difference in the body of the '" k" in
the two. I judge the writing by compar
ing both similarities and dissimilarities.
I could not tell whether it is a man's or
woman's hand. There are peculiarities in
the word "Link." The "L"' is totally dis
joined from the "ink". Here witness was
handed the Dora Pavey letter, and was
requested by Maj. Blackburn to look at
tbe word "Link.' In the Dora Pavey
letter the "L" and "i" are conuected in
every case, and every case of Link's gen
nine signature they are disconnected.
Mr. Sloane here asked witness if persons
in attempting to imitate did not make it a
point to disconnect the formation of the
parts. Maj. Blackburn objected. Objec
tion overruled, and witness replied : I
think the person whe attempted to write
this letter tried to print the letter -'t."
Tha re is a marked similarity in the letter
"J." In making his "J" John Link used
the finger movement.
Dr. David Noble : Do some business
in the banking line, and sometimes have
occasion to examine signatures. fHere
witness was handed checks and genuine
letter, to compare with the anonymous let
ter, and was asked if he thought Lick
wrote the disguised letter, and replied
that he did not
Cross-examined: Do not consider my
self an expert in the matter of detecting
forged signatures, although I have been
called on befoie to decide such questions.
Witness was asked his age, and caused
considerable merriment by replying that
he did not like to tejl his age and the
question was withdrawn. Thought the
writing in the anonymous letter was a dis
guised hand. Based his opinion, in judg
ing of the handwritings, one of which is
forged and the other genuine, on the dis
similarity of the formation of the letters.
Henry Rhoades : Am a member of the
bar of this county and a money lender.
Have had occasion to examine signatures,
and have been called to examine them as
an expert. Witness was handed checks
with Link's signature, the genuine letter
Link's and the anonymous letter, and
asked if he thought the anonymous letter
was written by Link. He replied that he
thought not From the examination of
characteristics, I don't think Link would
able to write this letter.
Cross-exa mined: The anonvmotis let
ter was written by a better penman than
John Link. I see many dissimilarities in
this letter to John Link's wriUDg. One
characteristic about his writing is that
he writes a poor ban J, which is rather stiff.
Witness then examined at considerable
length as to the resemblance of different
letters in the two manuscripts. Have
testified but once as an exjiert, three or
lour years ago, in this court, as to the sig
nature on a note. Have frequently ex
amined manuscripts for my own satisfac
tion. Base my opinions on the dissimilari
ties in manuscripts, one of which is genu
ine and the other forged.
Wm. II. Glenn. Am a merchant, and
have lived here 40 years. Was treasurer
the county for two terms, and have ex
amined signatures frequently and have
testified a few times on the stand. Wit
nes was handed Link's checks and the two
letters. I examined these a few minutes
this morning. Would not think the same
hand wrote the disguised letter that wrote
the genuine one. Doubt very much
whether a man with no freer motion than
Link's could write this letter.
Cross-examination : I wa called on
the Capt. Anderson case, and I think one
two others. The Anderson case was a
signature Do not know Whether this is a
I'-' l--'er -r not. lt is pretty hard
. " I' '"
.... . e l-t u
ft iuici.it u.own
lc is pon.il.le that
:l.es ;ii yuai..
'k and letter. 1
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