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I will drill wells in Adair an
adjoining counties. See me be
fore contracting. Latest im
proved machinery of all kinds.
Pump Repairing Done. Give
me a Gall.
.1. C. YATES
Am permanently located in Co
All Classes of Den fa I work done. Crow
die and Inlay work a Specialty.
AH Work Guaranteed
Office: Over Sullivan's Barber Shop
L. H. Jones
Veterinary Surgeon and D .ltisl
Special attention given Diseases of all
Domestic Animals
Office at Residence, 1 mile ofytown, on
Jamestown road.
Phone 114 G.
Columbia, Ky.
IS Years Practice Consultation Free
Dr. James Menzies
Butler BM'd'S on Public Square.
Residence Phone 13 B Business Pboe IS A
Officr. Front rooms 'in Jeffries BTd'g
up Stairs.
Columbia, - Kentucky
Go to Church Times.
The pastors of Columbia and vicin
ity extend a cordial welcome to all.
Presbyterian churoh, Rev. B. T.
Watson Pastor.
Sunday-School 9:45 a. m.
Congregational Woaship 11 a. m.
Evening Service at p. m. on every
second and fourth Sundays.
Prayer service Wednesday evening
at 6:30 Sunday-school topic discuss
ed. Preaching at Union 1st and 3rd
L F. Piercey, Pastor.
Preaching 1st and 3rd Sunday ia
each month.
Sunday School at 9:30 a. m.
Epworth Leage G:15 p. m.
Prayer meeting Wednesday evening
at 6:30.
Everybody cordially invited to these
Preaching on each first and third
Morning service 11 o'clock.
Evening service 7 o'clock
Sunday School 9:30
B. Y. P. U. avening 6:10
Prayer meeting, Wednesday even
ing 6:30
Business meeting Wednesday even
ing before the 3rd Sunday in each
month. ,
Missionary Society, the last Thurs
day in each month, 3:00 o'clock.
F. II. Durham, Supt, S. S.
O. P. Bush, Pastor,
cnnisTiAN cnuEcn.
Bible School every Sunday at 9.30 a.
Preaching service at 11 a. m. aud
6:30 p. m on Second and Fourth Sun
Prayer meeting each Wednesday
evening at 6:30.
Officers meeting monihly.
Woman's Missionary Society, the
first Sunday in each month at 2:45 p
Mission Band the first Sunday in
each month at 2 p. m.
Ladies' Aid Society Thursday after
second Sunday at 2:45 p. m.
Z. T. Williams, Pastor.
Horace Jeffries, Bible School, Sup
erintendent. G. R'Reed, Sect. .
Ray Conover, Tres.
Russian Socialists in conven
tion in New York sent a tele
gram to President Wilson de
manding the immediate release
of Emma Goldman, Alexander
Berkman and two other Russian
citizens and permission for them
to return to Russia.
Historical and Biographical
Will be of Interest to all
Readers of the News.
No. 4
Col. Daniel Trabue.who was one
of the first Justices of the Courts
and one of the founders of the
town of Columbia, was born in
Chesterfield county, Virginia,
March 31, 1760, and was a revo
lutionary soldier. His declara
tion for a pension appeals upon
the records of the county court
on the record book for the year
1832, in which is a short narra
tive of his services. In addition
he left a journal of his life as a
soldier and as a pioneer to Ken
tucky, the original manuscript,
now in the possession of the
Wisconsin State Historical So
ciety. This Journal comprising
about one hundred and fifty
pages of printed matter is given
in full in "'Colonial Men and
Times" edited by Lillie DuPuy
Vanculin Harper, of Philadel
phia, Penn., one of his descend
ants. In it can also be found
the genealogy with brief sketches
of the early Trabue and 'Haskins'
families. Some of whose de
scendants are in this, Green and
Taylor counties.
In March 1778, he with his
brother James, and six others
came through the wilderness to
Kentucky, stopping about a
week at Boonsborugh, and then
going on to Logan's Fort. It
was about this time when Boone
and others were captured by the
Indians at Blue Lick.
After arriving at Logan's Fort,
he and his brother cleared about
one acre of land and planted it
in corn "to see how it would
grow and it made a fine crop."
He frequently went to the
woods with hunters and killed
bears, and soon got so he could
eat meat without salt. His broth
er.James.having been appointed
commissioner for the four forts,
viz: Boonsbourgh, Logan's Fort,
Harrodsfork, and the Falls of
Ghio. He undertook to be De
puty Commissioner at Logans
Fort, and took possession of the
public store and public houses
He says "my brother James had
deputies at the different garrisons
and we would go from one of
them to the other when Col.
Clark went on Campaigns."
During the summer the Indians
were very troublesome, watch
ing the roads, killing men and
stealing horses.
He tells of a visit to the Falls
of the Ohio:
"Col. Clark had got back and
fetched up with him a keel boat
with some rum and sugar, which
he got from Kaskaskian. He had
a large new roorn just built
hewed logs inside, a good plank,
or puncheon floor. That same
evening he made a ball, a num
ber of ladies and gentlemen at
tending it, and when those Fort
ladies came to be dressed up,
they did not look like the same.
Every thing looked new, we en
joyed ourselves very much. Col.
Harrod and his lady epened the
ball by dancing the first jig. We
had plenty of rum toddy to
We give from his journal an
incident in the life of Daniel
Boone which we had never read
before. He says 'Col. Richard
Calloway brought up a complaint
against Captain Daniel Boone,
who ia now called Colonel D.
Boone, so there was a court mar
tial called to try him. He was
tried at this time at Logan's Fort,
and I was present at his trial.
Col. Calloway's charges, that he,
Daniel Boone had taken out 27
men to the Blue Licks to make
salt; that the Indians caught Col.
Boone 10 miles below the men
on Licking, where he was catch
ing Beaver. They were not go
ing towards the men, and Boone
told them of the men, and took
the Indians to the men and told
our men, "you are surrounded
with Indians, and I have agreed
with the Indians that you are to
be used well, and you are to be
prisoners of war, and will be
given up to British officers at
Detroit where you will be treat
ed well." The men against
their consent had to go with the
Indians to Detroit, and at De
troit, Col. Boone bargain
ed with the British com
mander, and said he would give
up all the people at Boonsborough
and that they should b? protect
ed at Detroit, and live under
British jurisdiction; Col. Callo
way said Boone was in favor
with the British government,
and that all his conduct proved
it. Capt. Daniel Boone said the
reason he gave up the men at
the Blue Licks was that the In
dians told him that they were
going to Boonsborough to take
the Fort, and Boone said he
thought he would use some strat
egem, he thought the Fort was
in bad order, and that the In
dians would take it easily. He,
Boone, said he lold the Indians
the Fort was very strong, and
had too many men for them, and
wnen they came to take Boons
borough, they must have more
warriors than they then had.
Boone said he told them all these
tales to fool them, he also said
he told the British officers, he
would be friendly to them and
try to give up Boonsborough, but
he was trying to fool them.
The court martial decided in
Boone's favor, and they at that
time advanced Boone to be a
He tells of hunting on Green
river during the cold winter of
1779 80. The winter began
about the 1st of November, and
broke up the last of February.
"The turkeys were almost all
dead, many of them fell from the
trees, the buffalos had gotten
poor, people's cattle mostly died;
there was no corn or but little in
the country. The people were in
great distress, and many in the
wilderness were frost bitten."
Some people actually died for
want of solid food, Most of the
people had to go to the Falls' of
the Ohio for corn to plant, which
was brought down the Ohio.
"They made socks of buffalo
skins to go over their shins, put
ting the wool inside." The snow
was three feet deep.
In the fall of 1780 he returned
to Virginia, and was in the bat
tle of Petersburg, and was at
the surrender of Cornwallis at
York town in October 1781. Prior
to this time he had been the
bearer of dispatches from Col.
Goode, of the Virginia Militia to
Gen. LaFayette. He says "I de
livered the dispatches to Gen.
LaFayette, and he read the con
tents, and asked me many ques
tions. I applied to him for a
permit to be a suttler to the ar
my. He had one written for me !
immediately, and signed it and
gave it to me."
I infer from the narrative that
chief traffic of a suttler at that
time was in the sale of brandy
and rum, for he says he went
immediately and made a trade
with a Dutchman who had just
come into camp with a fine team
and a good load of brandy and j
whisky, also two large sacks of
sweet bread, and who had not
been able to get a perrriit to sell
it, by which they would go halves
They "had a great run of cus
tom, and were soon sold out, and
made a handsome profit. ' ' They
made a bargain to get another
load, and started to the country,
but when they got out of camp
the Dutchman said he was afraid
to take his team in again, so the
partnership was dissolved. He,
Trabue, then went home, bought
a good team and wagon, and
procured plenty of brandy and
He says "General LaFayette
marched our army through the
town, (Williamsburg), and en
camped in the old field below
Williamsburg. The French In
fantry joined us, and, I was glad
as they brought silver and
French crowns, and I got many of
them. They also brought gold and
we got a good share of th t too.
We would sell out our spirits in a
few days. We could not get any
nearer than Petersburg, which
was fifty miles away, but it ws
a good level road, and we had the
empty wagon we could jro up
wards of 50 mile3 a day. We
had good horses, and took good
care of them, and a negro driver
who was a good hostler. Gen
eral LaFayette allowed me a
guard of a sergeant and twelve
men, and I got the adjutant that
ordered them out to let me
choose them. The adjutant was
my particular friend, and I had
good rum to treat him with: the
men too, were all very glad to
come to guard us, as they all got
something to drink free of cost,
and they were of assistance to
us many times in selling and fix
ing our camp."
From this time until after the
surrender his time seems to have
been occupied in keeping up the
spirits of the army in the way
indicated. He give a very graphic
discription' of the cannonading
before the surrender, and of the
scene at the time of the surrend
er, and says, "It was the most
tremendous and admirable sight
that I ever saw: A little lurther
down he adds; "We sold our
spirits very fast, the British and
French had plenty of hard mon
ey. When he reached home he
found that he had gained that
summer and part of the fall
$1000 in specie, 163,000 pounds
in paper money, one wagon, one
cart, several watches and seven
valuable horses. He valued the
paper money at $560; the horses
wagon and cart, at about $600.
He says:
We would have made more,
had not ths paper money depre
ceated so fast that summer and
fall. In June it was 600 for one
but in October, 1000 for one."
The seige of Yorktown lasted
from Sept. 28th, to Oct. 19th,
He was married to Mary Has
kins, daughter of Col. Robert
Haskins, of Chesterfield county
Virginia, July 4th, 1782, and in
the year 1785, he removed with
his family to Woodford, (then !
Fayette) county, Kentucky. I subscribes, ehe Rr-d Crops wori
About 1797 he removed from ers are awake in old Kei-tucky,....
Woodford to Green county, Adair ! as well as here and many othezr
then being a part of same ' places Its a great work inde ee?
He gave a very interesting ac-. and of course the Deople wuulS-
count of his conversion and con
nection with the Baptist church,
which occurred a short time be
fore his removal to Kentucky,
and of the, early persecutions
in Virginia of the Baptist preach
ers. The records in the Green
County Clerk's office show that
on the 24th of March, 1804,
Stephen Trabue deeded to Danial
Trabue and Robert Haskins as
trustees for the Baptist church
of MtGilead meeting house, one '
and one quarter acres of land, it
being the ground on which the
church now stands.
He was also one of the organ-
izers of the Baptist church in
Columbia as the minutes show
and was commissioned by the
Governor of the State and served
as Sheriff of the county.
He died in Green county Sept.,
10th 1840.
To be continued.
Prom Louisianna
Shreveport, Feb. 1st, '18.
It has been something like 2h
years since I wrote my first and
last letter to the Adair County
News, and I remember I men
tioned therein that some day ere
long, I meant to return to Ken
tucky and see how many of the
pretty girls that were there 9
years ago, when I made my last
visit, were yet remaining, but
since that time both the honor
and pleasure has been mine of
claiming for my wife one of Bry
an County, Oklahoma's best
looking teachers. So when an
opportunity presents itself for
me to come, she may accompany
me. We also have a baby boy
in our home, one month old and
whose name is Hiram. I'm sure
at least part of the readers of
the News will know for whom
he is named. For a period of a
little more than 3 years, I've
oeen employed by the M. K. &
T. R. R. Co. For the first 10
months, I worked as foreman
fencing right of way for the
Katy. From this I was promot
ed to road master, my run being
from Sulphur Springs, Texas, to
Shreveport, La., giving me 149
miles track And while there is
no physical labor attached, there
is more or les3 mental strain.
Notwithstanding I'm furnished
with a clerk and am only in my
office a short time each day. but
I'm forced to be away from home
lots of my time. Moreover the
disagreeableness of the unavoid
able wreck with which we must
come in contact. Especially if
we are wired to come -to the
scene of one of them to direct
the work in clearing the track
and on arrival at the scene, find
some of our brother R. R. men
or some friend pinned beneath
its wreckage or perhaps scalded
to death. This experience has
been mine of late. I also have
strict orders to accompany all
troop trains over my Division, in
order to be present at any emer
gency. My salary is $120 per
month and my expenses paid
such as hotel bills, any auto llaaid he Prayed that the Allieea.
see fit to call, to go from town
to town, in answer to emergency
calls, free access to any Pullman
sleepers, and many other ex
penses too numerous to mention.
Well, note in the Adair county
paper, for which my mother is fc
j natural!; be awake in a good o1eS-
patriotic State like Kentucky
There is a great deal of the
work being done through T.. xas--atid
Oklahoma. My mnM.. r is?--quite
enthusiastic over it, iing
chairman of the knitting com
mittee of her chapter. SHe :IIs,
me the little town in whirh she
lives of about 800 inhah. cants, ..
donated a little over $1.4 JO to
Red Cross funds. Well, I Hnn-
wlsn t0 worrv che Editor or thsr -
readers, so I'll stop by thanking
you. Mr. Editor, in advance, if
you can find space in your inter-
esting paper for this. With bear
, wishes t0 a" Adair county Pec
I am yours.
Ed Shirley;.
Airs. F. M. Jones, of
Palmer, Okla., writes:
"From the time 1 en
tered into womanhood
... 1 looked with dread
from one month to the
next. I suffered with my
back and bearing-down
pain, until life to me was
a misery. I would lhink
I could not endure the
pain any longer, and 1
gradually got worse. . .
Nothing seemed to help,,
me until, one day, ...
I decided to
Hie Woman's Tonic .
" I took four bottles,"
Mrs. Jones goes on to
say, "and was net enly
greatly relieved, but can
truthfully say that I have
not a pain. . .
" It has new been two
years since I look Card"!
and I am still in g-ol
health. . . I would ad
vise any woman or girl
to use Cardui who is a
sufferer from any female
If you suffer pain caused
from womanly trouble, or
if you feel the need of a
' ?s good strengthening tonic
Ml! to build up your run-down
system, take the advice
of Mrs. Jones. Try Car
dui. It helped her. We
believe it will help yea.
All Braggists
Frank R. Wilson, assistan '
secretary of the Federal Faros 4
Loan Board has been chosen
publicity director for the Third 3
Liberty Loan campaign, succeed
ing Oscar A. Price, now privates
Secretary to McAdoD.
Former President Taft, in aa-.jt
address to National Army mezis,
at Camp Gordon, Georgia, re iter
ated hi3 belief that there coula
be no lasting peace until Ger-
man militarism is crushed, andij
could hold out until Am erices.
"gets there."
Remainder of the white men,
drafted in Kentucky have b eeita
ordered to report Feb. 15 to 28..
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