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Source: Plain Dealer - Cleveland, OH
Dated: Aug. 26, 1889
BLUDGEON AND BULLET
A Kentucky Man shot and a woman and daughter horribly beaten by a neighbor of the victims.

INDEPENDENCE, KY - Aug. 25 [Special] - The most sensational murder this old town has known for years occurred this morning.  Two of the best known families here are those of William WRIGHT and Henry BEERS, both farmers living just out of town on the road to Millwood.  There has been ill feeling between the families for years and outbreaks have been frequent though no blood was shed until today.  About 9 o'clock this morning WRIGHT and Mrs. BEERS and her daughter driving some stock through one of his fields.  He claims they were intentionally trespassing.  They assert that the stock broke into the pasture and that they were driving it out, when WRIGHT assaulted them.  He knocked mother and daughter down and was beating them savagely with a club when BEERS, who had heard their screams, came running up, exclaiming "For God's sake don't kill my wife and daughter."  WRIGHT, so BEERS claims, then turned on him and he was compelled in self-defense to shoot him to death.  Both women are in a dangerous condition and Mrs. BEERS will die.  BEERS was taken to Covington and locked up for safe keeping.  WRIGHT'S friends claim that the whole affair was a put up job to entice the victim into a trap and kill him though by an accident he succe3eded in saving his life at the probable cost of two of his foes.  There is a bad feeling and relatives of both families are liable to take up the quarrel in which event blood will flow freely.
Source: Morning Herald - Kentucky
Dated: Dec. 29, 1904

CHARGED WITH ARSON
Negro Knocked over Lamp While Drunk - Woman Charged with Robbery Fined for Breach of Peace - New Deputy Sheriff - Court News
     William Crout, colored, was committed to jail on a charge of arson, under $500 bond, pending trial before Justice Oldham tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock.
     A Christmas night spree is said to be responsible for the peculiar charge against Crout.  He is alleged to have gone to the house of Jesse and Annie Lane with his wife, and in a maudlin fit, dashed a burning lamp to the floor, holding Lane to prevent him from extinguishing the flames, which were finally put out by Crout's wife.

NEW DEPUTY SHERIFF.
     Upon motion of Sheriff Wilkerson in the County Court yesterday, Mr. Thomas Hughes, watchman at Elemendorf, was appointed and qualified as deputy sheriff.

FINED $1.
     James Tromler was arrested by Constable Charles Parrish and fined $1 by Justice Payne on a charge of assaulting Mrs. Anna Duagan with a knife.  Tromler confesed to drawing the knife, but did not cut Mrs. Dugan.

GRAVES' COURT.
     The trial of John Porter, accused of larceny was passed until this afternoon, and the case of Ennis White, charged with shooting his brother, Bert, was also passed to allow the latter to recover.

EMMA BROWN FINED.
     Emma Brown
was fined $1 by Justice Oldham for breach of the peace, though the accusation against her was robbery.  Fannie Cays, also accused of robbery, was dismissed.

SUITE ON NOTE.
     Mary Hogan,
through her attorneys, Allen & Duncan, sues Mattie Shelby, formely Mattie Barr, to recover $164,68, alleged to be due on a note executed May 24, 1894.

REED FARM LEASED.
     Wilkerson Bros. yesterday took a five-year lease on the 301 acre farm of H. S. Reed on the Clay's Mill turnpike, 1½ miles from Lexington, possession to be given March 1.
     Wilkerson Bros. will cultivate the land, keeping ten acres constantly sown in blue grass, the rest to be used for tobacco, rye and other products.  The rental is $2,000.

MARRIAGE LICENSES.
     Elwood Hamilton - Maud Pence.
     D. P. Farney - Willie K. Moores.


POLICE COURT.
     A. P. Maples was fined $50 and costs on charges of being drunk, failing to support his family and idling at saloons.
     G. R. Combs, Brown McDowell and John Smith were handed $10 each for a rough house specialty.
     "Red" Flynn was given $30 for swiping $2 from a little boy.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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