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Mystery of Foul Crime Committed
Near Our County Borders on
Island. Being Unraveled.
Decembei 26. Body of Frank
LiriKiieckcr, Cincinnatti fur dealer,
founJ on Rondeau Island, a fow
miles below T o 1 u Marks on
body indicated he had been shot and
stabbed to death.
December 27. -Sheriff R. Foster
of Smithland, discovered mysterous
watch-chain, woven of hair of horse
tail, while Longnecker body was
being buried by corner.
December 31. Sheriff Foster
learned that Longnecker had been
in Elizabethtown, III. in company
with mun bearing description of
Frank Meisberger, a shanty-boater.
Identification of Lungneckor effect
cd through knowledge of
residents of his having had
watchchain in possession.
Junuary 3. Lett r frum wife of
Longnecker received, in which she
asked that Scotch-terrier dog which
her husband had taken with him two
yeara ago when they separated, be
returned to her.
January 6. On warrant sworn
oua by Sheriff Foster, Krank Meis-
J)rgernnd his wife, Oessio Meis-
berger, were arrested by lour patrolman
and constable, in their shanty
boat in the Duck's Ni?st.
January 7. James Wells, another
shanty-boater, arrested bv Paducah
police and constable on charge of
living in houseboat without license.
January 8 Pearl Wells, wife of
James Wells, arrested while talking
to husband in county jail. Sheriff
Foster arrived with warrants for
Mrs. Maisberger, who admitted
right name 13 Bessie Rutman, confessed,
charging Wells with having
murdered Longnecker on Christmas
January 8. Mrs. Well3 refused
to make statemont to Livingston
county officials. Wells admita having
some of Longnecker's property
in his possession, but pleads that he
purchased it of him.
January 10. Body of Longnecker
will unearthened and effort made
to secure further evidence against
Wells and three others.
Sheriff Foster will come to Paducah
armed with orders to secure
boats of four defendants.
His failure to rid himself of
an insignificant Scotch-terrier
puppy, to which he apparently
was greatly attached, probably
will lead to the conviction of
James Wells, 35 years old, who
was arrested in Paducah Tuesday
afternoon, charged with the
murder of Frank Longnecker, a
Cincinnatian. whose body was
found on Rondeau island, a small
body of land in the Ohio river
between Smithland, Ky., and
Golconda, III., Thursday, December
26; 1912. Wednesday
night, in the jail at Smithland,
to Sheriff R. Foster and County
Judge W. I. Clark, Bessi Put-man,
-who was arrested here
with Frank Meisberger who she
claimed as her husband, broke
down and made a partial confession
of what knowledge she has
of the bruta' murder of the fur
dealer, whom, she says had' been
their companion on.a trip down
the Ohio from Cincinnati to Golconda.
In her confessio.n, the
woman .charges James Wells, a
f prraeri race.-horse . man, v with
to involve Meisberger, the Wells
woman or herself in the heinous
crime. Sheriff Foster and the
Livingston county officials ins !ol
an effort Thursday to secure a'
confession from the Wells woman
but she refused to speak of the
According to the story the
Putman woman told, Wells had
intimated to their party U.m
Longnecker must be put out ul
(Continued on Page 8)
Senator-elect James Sees No
Harm in Refusing To Confiim
G. 0. P. Appointments.
Washington, Jan. 4. Senator-elect
Ollie James remarked today
that he could'nt see any thing
heinous in Democratic failure to
confirm Republican appointments
made this session.
"For fifteen years and eight
months," said Mr. James, "the
Democratic senators have been
confirming the appointees of Republican
senators, and for just
that long Democrats have been
out in the cold. Now that we
have corned the country, a President
who received the least
votes of three leaning candidates
should not be permitted to name
members of that sub-minority
party for four years more. Of
course, the Republican senators
feel angry about the Democratic
attitude now, but by the time the
firevv administration comes in and
things get moving, I predict that
they will feel better and see the
justice of Democrats coming into
their own.
"For my part, I shall continue
to try to prevent confirmation of
Kentucky Republican appointees."
From An Old Friend In Washington.
Toppenish, Wash.
Jan. 8, 1913.
S. M. Jenkins,
Kind Editor:
I see that it is time for me to
renew again, my subscription to
the dear old Record-Press
Enclosed you will find a check
for $1.50, for which continue the
paper to my address, also the
Weekly Courier-Journal, as per
your ad. The weath has been
exceedingly fine, with bright
days and cool nights, a model
summer time winter, here in the
valley. While the snow has fallen
to a depth of several feet in
the mountains and yesterday it
encroached on us to the depth of
2 inches, to-day is bright and
mild and the snow is melting.
Times are a little dull, but not
oppressive, as there is considerably
activity in all persuits.
Wishing you and your readers a
pleasant and prosperous New
Year. Your Truly,
Harvey P. Jacobs.
Commissioner's Sale Monday.
Good Prices Realized.
The Commissioner's sales Monday
were quite successful. Ralz
F. Dorr bought the New Marion
Hotel at $3500, W. G. Carnahan
the Clifton residence at $2611
and A. S Cannon the 10 acres of
James Howerton land at $335.
The concrete building was bid in
by the Mortgagee, John Sheas
of Louisville who was represented
here by R. L. Moore.
See J. G. Asher for farm
Judge Barkley Expects To Go To
Washington, About February
Paducah, Ky.. Jan. 6, Congressman
elect A Iben W.
will resign as County Judge
of Mcdacken county about January
16. He expects to be in
Frankfort on business that day
and will hand his resignation in
to Gov. McCreary personally.
Jndge Barkley expects to leave
Paducah about February 1 for
Washington where he will remain
for the inauguration and
for the regular session of Congress.
Dr. James M. Lang, former
Mayor of Paducah, is practically
assured of being appointed County
Judge of McCrarken county
us he and Governor McCreary
are personal friends.
5 marion precincts.
I expected to make quite a canvass
this week and see as many
of you as possible; but the weather
has turned out so very bad, I
may not get to sre some of you,
but trust you will on the 18th of
this month come and lend me a
helping hand in securing the Post
Office. I assure you that you
will never regret it. Quite a
number of you I don't know but
would like for you to make inquiry
of me. I have the advantage
of the most of my opponents
as I have had five years in
this business and can say I will
not be at a loss in handing out
your mails and will try in every
way to do my duty, God being
my helper.
I am very truly,
I as the administrator of the
estate of J. F. Wyatt. deceased,
will offer at publlic sale, at the
farm of said decedent, 3 miles
South of Salem,
TUESDAY, JAN. 21, 1913.
33 Head of Cattle,
100 Head of Hogs.
18 Head of Horses,
Hay, Corn, Wheat, also Rye in
Binders, Mowers, Rakes,
One half Interest in 14 Acres
of Tobacco.
and in fact All Kinds of Implements
used on a large farm.
Many other articles too numerous
to mention.
Terms made known on day of
sale. Dinner on the ground.
COL. W. D. BISHOP, Auctioneer
C. R. STEVENS, Administrator.
Paint Your Boxes White
The post office department has
sent out an order requesting that
all patrons of the rural routes
paint their boxes white and place
their names on the same in black
letters about two inches high.
This order has been issued to every
postmaster where there is a
rural route. This is done in or
der that all the receptacles for
the mail of Uncle Sam will be
uniform. It is also suggested
that the posts on which the boxes
are located be painted and
Btraightened up.
See J. G. Asher for farm
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From Cerrsville, Ky., a Thriving
Little Town in Livingston
The Fairview Fluor Spar &
Lead, Co., during the year 1912.
shipped 36,500 tons of flunr spar
of the various grades.
spar mine adjoining
the Fairview also shipped a large
tonaire which ctn be ascertained
by deducting the Fairview shipment
from the annual
of the southern
The other mines
in that district, possibly shipi
eight hundred Ions.
On the 2 per cent basis for
lead concentrates the Fairview
should show a lead tonage forwarded
to the smelters of 730
tons. It is estimated that the
cash returns for the Fairview
shipments, including lead,
gregate $336,750.00.
The Woodmen of the World
had their annual banquet last
week in the school assembly
rooms. Mr. Burke, the
wharfmaster at this port,
made the speech of the evening.
His oratory comes straight down
from his ancestor, the great
The railroad grading across
the river is being pushed regardless
of the weather. There
is no doubt that a line will be
constructed from Metropolis,
III., via., Golconda to Danville,
III The bridge crossing the
ulito river between Metropolis
and Paducah is the prize aimad
at and many lines will utilize
this gateway including the Burlington
and the Wabash.
The Ohio river is as usual fooling
all of us, who based their
calculations on the lack of rain
and the perfect weather of November
and December. The
river is fully eight feet higher
than a week ago and eight feet
is a good deal of a jump.
The Carrsville public school
has a splendid corps of teachers,
a first-class principal, and crowded
class rooms.
Forty cents per bushel is being
paid for corn on the river bank.
It is stated that the Rosiclare
mines during, the year 1912,
shipped 76,000 tons of fluorspar.
On a yield of 2 per cent of lead
this would mean some 1520 tons
of lead concentrates additional
and on the basis figured for
Fairview the receipts for the
year will aggregate some $608,-000,
the largest in the history
of any fluor spar mine in the
It is very certain that with a
consumption of but 125,000 tons
throughout the entire United
States for 12 months that southern
Illinois will be able to furnish
all of the fluor spar required
during the present year. With
quality and deliveries of the
goods being equal, salesmanship
will be the most important factor
in the fluor spar.
Monday morning, Jan. 13th,
the Ohio river had reached an
alarming stage, although the
colder temperature will lessen
the future rise to a very considerable
The Carrsville-Marion mail
hack was unablo on Saturday to
make its Salem connection on
account of the very high water
in the creeks along its route.
The new packet John Lowery,
reached Carrsville on her way
south Sunday evening and was
enthusiastically greeted by two-
thirds of the population. Sho
was brilliantly illuminated and
carried a string band. Her
ular schedule has not yet b;en
The mining interests were
represented during the week by
many visitors, among whom were
Messrs. P. H. Greenlaw, St.
Louis; Robert Craig, Denver,
CjIo.; J. P. Wick, Newark, N. J ,
and Gray Haynes, of O ensboru.
Mr. and Mw. Charles Davif
and daughter, of Paducah. were
here for the week-end the guests
of Harris Davis.
This is The Position The Candidates
For The Postmastership
Will Have on the Ballot
The S candidates positions on
the ballot as so decided by lot
are as follows.
W. E. Minner
G. C. Gray
Je?se Olive
J. W. Wilson
J. G. Rochester
Mrs. G. E. Boston
M. O. Eskew
P. C. Stephens.
Daily Courier Journal and
Crittenden Record-Press, to
out-of-town subscribers $4. CO
per annum, for both papers,
for ten days. Sunday papers
$2.00 extra.
Card of Thanks.
We wish to thank our many
friends for their kindness and
sympathy shown us during the
sickness and death of our beloved
husband and father, Joseph
T. Wilson. May God's richest
blessings rest upon you and
Mrs. Martha Wilson.
James A. Wilson and family.
Notice to All Road Hands.
On motion at a special term of
Fiscal court of Jan. 7. 1913, it
was ordered that the roads of
Crittenden county be worked by
hands to be warned in by the
County Road Engineer, or his
assistants, and all able bodied
male citizens of the county over
ihe age of 18 years and under
the age of 50 years, except licensed
ministers of the gospel
and citizens of incorporated
towns and cities, are required to
provide themselves with necessary
tools and implements, and
to work on public 'roads of the
county, not exceeding two days
in a week and six days in each
year, provided, however that
any road hand may pay to the
county engineer, the sum of
three dollars. ($3.00) on or before
the 1st day of June, of any
year, and upon payment of said
sum, he will thereby be released
from work upon the road during
the said year. The County Road
Engineer shall immediately pay
over said sum so paid to him, to
the county treasurer, who shall
place same to the credit of road
fund, and same shall be applied
and used in the employment of
graders, plows, and teams and
hands to work upon the roads of
the county when needed. And
said treasurer shall keep a
account of such funds from
that paid to him by the sheriff.
In employing hands to work
upon said roads the County Engineer
shall pay the prevailing
wages in the neighborhood where
said work is done, not however,
to exceed $1.50 nor less than
$1,00 per day, for each day of
eight hours. In view of this
fact I am now prepared to give
receipts to all who want tt pay,
County Road Engineer
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Writes Remir.iscently of His Old
Kentucky Home. Has Been
in Mo , Twenty Years.
Carterville, Mo., Jan. 4. 1913. V
Crittenden Record-Press:
There is no subsciiber to your
parei, that apprec'ates it more
han we do; some perhaps read
it more intelligently, but none
more eagerly.
The memory of our old home,
has not grown dim enough to
allow us to forget, and to fail to
appreciate the home paper.
Crittenden county has lost her
share of young men. by the wild
rush to the inviting fields of the
west, and some have seemingly
forgotten the piace from whence
they camo; but the twenty ears
that intervene have not deadened
my lo"e and appreciation for
"My Old Kentucky Home."
The paper from home is like a
message that is laden with the
latest and best, and we read it
with glowing appreciation, and
can imagine ourselves living in
the midst of the scenes as they
are enacted.
' It often brings to us the sad
intelligence of the "Crossing of
the Bar" of those that we have
known and loved in other days.
We wcr made sad when we
read of the passing away of our
old time-honored friends, G. W.
Pcnj and H. C. Farmer, and
several others, whose deaths
were mentioned in this week's
issue. Our sympathy goes out
to the sorrowing iriends, and
undimed memory clings fondly
to the cherished friendship of
the past.
We are having an ideal winter
here, no rain or snow, and but
little cold weather. If I were a
boy, I do not know that I would
like this kind of a winter, for
the trapping of partridges, and
the rabbit hunting would be entirely
barred from the winter's
Our good road system makes
it quite different here in the
winter, to what it was in Kentucky
when I was a boy. The
macadamized roads do away
with, what we looked upon as
the inevitable Februaiy mud,
along the old Salem road. When
the spring sun begins to shine,
and the frogs to hollow, the
greatest of all questions was;
"How can we get through the
mud-hole in the Haynes lane? or
by the Jack Chittenden place,
or up the Blue hill?" But it is
different now, and those young
Kentuckians know nothing but
turnpikes and asphalt roads.
Times are good in this mining
belt. Wages good, ore high,
and plenty of work. The miner
and the optrator are making
B'lt what does all this mean?
It means finer clothing, higher
priced shows, longer pleasure
trips, and perhaps a lew more
domestic comforts, and higher
living. But it does not mean
better education, or stronger
character of manhood and womanhood.
Money is not the agency that
makes nations character is her
strongest asset.
They tell us, that all good
things will be added unto us.
when President-elect, Wilson,
places his democratic hand on
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