|Source: Plain Dealer - Cleveland,
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
|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.
Tromler was arrested by Constable Charles Parrish
and fined $1 by Justice Payne on a charge of
assaulting Mrs. Anna Duagan with a knife.
to drawing the knife, but did not cut Mrs. Dugan.
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 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.
Mary Hogan, through her
attorneys, Allen & Duncan, sues Mattie
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
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.
Elwood Hamilton - Maud Pence.
Farney - Willie K. Moores.
A. P. Maples was fined $50 and costs on
charges of being drunk, failing to support his family and idling at
G. R. Combs, Brown
McDowell and John Smith were handed $10
each for a rough house specialty.
Flynn was given $30 for swiping $2 from a little boy.