THE ADAIR COUNTY NEWS
JANUARY 12, 1898-COLUMBIA , KENTUCKY
TYPED AS PUBLISHED AND SUBMITTED
By Laura Frost Wright
Strikes Columbia doing considerable damage to property
Barns and out-houses blown down and fences scattered
On Sunday night a cyclone of great force struck this county but
fortunately no serious damage was done. It came from the south west and
so far as we can learn it first struck about Mr. Jo B. YOUNG"S doing
considerable damage to out-buildings. The next place it reached the
earth was at Mr. HUDSON"S, between town and the creek, Mr. HUDSON"S
is a total wreck and was probaly the largest barn in the county. About
one-half of the gran stand at the fair grounds was blown to pieces and
the dwelling house of ROBERT HUDSON was moved about 5 inches.
Considerable damage was done to fences. From the fair grounds it seems
to have left the earth again coming down to this terrestial ball at the
ford of the creek where several large trees were piled in the road.
Again it went into the air, traveling east.
>From other points we gather the following damages done in its travel. At
cane valley two ot three barns and out buildings were swept away and a
number of trees uprooted.
A stable belonging to the widow WATKINS, on the stanford road, was
destroyed and a cow and a horse crippled.
TOM NEAT"S farm was set out in the cool, but few panels of fence
At the time the cyclone struck Columbia the church bell had been rung
for services, and many people had gathered, but the rumbling of the
elements brought about an uneasiness, and the congregation dispersed,
every person making for their respective himes. During the storm the
lightning was vivid, but the disturbance only late about fiften minutes.
After the storm had subsided the people returned to the prsbyterian
Church and listened to an excellent sermon delivered by Rev. T.F. WATSON
TEMPERENCE MASS MEETING
At the court-house in Columbia, on Monday, January 17, 1898, (first day
of Circuit Court) under the auspices of the columbia W.C.T.U.
Prayer by Rev. T.F. WALTON
Introductory remarks--Gov. J. R. HINDMAN
My duty to temperance as an officer
--Judge W.W. JONES, Hon. N.H. W. AARON, and hon. JAS. GARNETT, Jr.
My duty to temperance as a citizen--MILTON WILMORE and JUNIUS HANCOCK.
Everybody cordially invited to attend--ladies especially, meeting will
be held at 1 o'clock, P.M.
The statement of the bank of columbia, published in today's news, shows
that institution is well mananged and that it is in a good, healthy
condition. Mr. JO COFFEY, who has been the cashier for many years, is a
fine business man, and a gentleman whom the adair and adjoining counties
have implicit confidence in. he adopted Davie Crokett's motto---"Be sure
you are right then go ahead"--early in life and has stuck steadfastly to
it ever since. Mr. COFFEY is assisted in his clerical work by his two
sons W.A. COFFEY and R.G. COFFEY. They are young men of excellent
character and attend sttrictly to business. This institution has a fine
directory, good financiers and strictly business men.
BIRD DOG MISSING
GEORGE COFFEY"S valuable bird dog dissappeared on Monday, county court
day, and up to this date he has had no trace of her. She is about 16
months old, light red color with white spot in breast and wears a short
tail. Any one giving information of her where abouts will confer a great
favor and the return of the dog will be highley appreciated.
"FLOWER CONUNDRUM " PARTY
Misses MARY and MARGIE HOLLADAY gave a " Flower Conundrum " party at
their home, near joppa, last tuesday evening, which was enjoyed by all
who had the good fortune to b present. Prizes were offered to the
persons who came nearest answering all the conundrums. Mr. MELVIN
CONOVER and Miss BESSIE WAGGENER, and Mr. GUS JEFFRIES and Miss ELLA
EPPERSON were the prize winners. Among those present were:
ZILPAH DUNBAR'BETTIE C, CURD
VIOLA ROYSE'JENNIE CONOVER
Several others were present whose names we failed to learn. BETTIE C.
At the home of the bride, Mr. W.M. WAGGENER, near Turk, Miss LIZZIE
WAGGENER , was married to Mr. JOHN PENNINGTON, of edmonton, on Wednesday
morning at 9 o'clock, Rev. S.J. THOMPSON officiating. The bride aged 51
is an estimable lady and of amiable disposition, well liked by all who
know her. The groom is an elderly widower and well-to-do farmer of 70.
Soon after the ceremony the couple left for the groom"s residence in
Metcalf county, where an elegant repast was served. Our best wishes go
with them. XX
Hon. F.R. WINFREY purchased of Col. E. BUTLER, the residence on
Greensburg Street, formerly occupied by the latter. We did not learn the
consideration, but heard the property was offered for one thousand and
fifty dollars, Col. BUTLER purchased a farm from J.W. BUTLER lying near
mt. Plesant and has taken possession.
Families who live in close proximity to Jockey street are greatly
annoyed at every public day by toughs who congregate there to watch the
horse trading. They get drunk early in the morning and put in the day
swearing and using all kinds of obsence language. The heads of these
famalies pay taxes and they should be protected. The ladies can not
leave their homes on a public day, and it is an outrage upon decency and
a shame upon the officers that this conduct is permitted.
The new board of trustees met last Saturday night to receive bids for
the construction of a bridge across the town branch at R.C. EUBANK'S
shop. There were several bids opened, but J.B. BARBEE"S being the
cheapest, he was awarded the contract. We did not learn the exact bid,
but it was less than forty dollars. This bridge has been needed for some
time. The enterprising trustees are moving in tje right direction and
much good is expected from their administration.
W.T. BRYANT , of Russell County, was here last week on a visit to his
father and brother.
ADAIR MONTGOMERY and A.Y. CUMBEST are contemplating buying a traction
engine and wheat thresher. Mr. CUMBEST has gone to Cincinnati to make a
selection of machinery. We hope he will be successful
H.P. BRYANT has moved to the T.P. JEFFRIES place where he will remain
Saturday night , the 8th inst. Mr. ROBERT CABBELL and Miss MATTIE
REYNOLDS eloped to tennessee where they were married. the bride is one
of the vicinity"s prettiest girl"s, and will be missed by a large
of admiring friends. Mr. CABBELL is a bright young man and deserving of
the fair prize he has won. May prosperity attend their journey through
Rev. E.S. BLEDSOE left the 3rd inst, for lexington to enter college.
W.E. HOLLADAY, who spent Xmas at home, returned to georgetown last
Monday. His sister, Miss LILLIAN accompanied him.
Misses CORA and MATTIE REYNOLDS visited Miss LULA MORRIS last Saturday
Miss ZILPAH DUNBAR anticipates entering Potter Female college at Bowling
Mr. BOB CABBELL and Miss MATTIE REYNOLDS left Saturday night for
Tennessee where they expected to get married.
We had quite a hail storm Sunday night in this section of the county.
Rev. CAVE preached at Freedom last Sunday. He has been called to preach
there this year.
Dr. WAITSVILLE PERRYMAN'S wife died last Wednesday after an illness of
only three days. She was a daughter of A.G. BARLEY and an estimable
BOB MURRELL, of Moody Texas, was visiting here last week.
LAMBERT HOLLADAY and Miss ELLEN EPPERSON visited Miss CARRIE HARMOND, of
Neatsburg last Sunday.
HECTOR O. BRYANT and wife commenced to keep house for themselves for the
first time on T.P. JEFFRIES farm last week.
Shilo neighborhood will have its sensational events. Last Saturday
night, about the hour of midnight some one stole from Mr. G.G. REYNOLDS
and wife, their second daughter , MATTIE-LOU. ROBT. CABBELL is missing
and it is beleived that he is the rogue. JOHN WHITE is also beleived to
be an accessory in the surreptitious carrying away of the girl. There
was a note left behind which contained the following "Off To
C.R. ROYSE, of Adair , was here last Tuesday.
Eld. E.S. BLEDSOE, of this place, left Monday for lexington to attend
Mrs. D.B. BARGER is visiting her daughter, Mrs. LOYSA ROYSE, and other
relatives in Adair this week.
Miss MABEL PHELPS, who has been confined to her bed for the past week,
is able to be out again.
Mrs. WM. SELBY, who has been very low with pneumonia fever, is improving
Miss EMERINE LAPSLEY"S school opened here last Monday with about
The methodist parsonage at this place will be occupied during the school
months by Mrs. FLORENCE LAPSLEY and two children and Misses IDA BARGER,
EMERINE and JENAVIEVE LAPSLEY and OLLIE SELBY.
J.H. BARGER has bought the old homestead of D.B. BARGER. He and his
son-in-law have moved into the same dwelling.
We are in the midst of a new kind of storm parties. The programme is to
start at early morning or early twilight, with basket and provision and
spend the day or night as the case may be in social enjoyment with
themselves and friends.
JOSEPH TURNER, of Crocus creek is not expected to live.
BASIL CHAPMAN is in Louisville on business. THOS. PULLIAM was in our
midst recently. He and ROBT. YOUNG of Cumberland county, have gone into
partnership in a large logging business on the Cumberland river.
The health of this community is good, except that a few of our citizens
are effected with bad colds.
GEORGE W. RUBARTS Jr. has sold to Campbell bros, a house and a lot for
BILL PELLEY returned home from Sherman, Tex last week where he has been
for the past three months. BILLIE says he dont like to pick cotton.
Misses SUSIE and EDNA PELLEY, accompanied by Capt. ED PELLEY, are
visiting W.L. ROBERTS of Mitchelburg.
Mrs. J.M. CAMPBELL visited the family of Dr. KELSEY, of Elkhorn last
S.L. COFFEY and R.L. ROBINSON will leave for Bowling green next week,
where they will attend school.
J.P. COFFEY has been visiting friends and relatives on Cumberland River
for the past week.
Miss MAY HEISTON, of Casey"s creek, is visiting her brother, JIM
HELSTON, at this place.
Sheriff J.W. HURT was here the first of last week.
JAMES H. BLACKFORD, of this place and Miss ANNIE GROOMS, of Casey
county, were united in the hily bonds of matrimony last Wednesday
evening at 3 o;clock at the home of the bride, and will move to
Pellyton, where they will make their future home.
Dr. M.O. SALLEE, of Columbia was here last week on professional
Business is quite dull here
J.R. MAYES has about completed his new residence and will move into it
at an early date.
W.R.HOPKINS of this place will superintend the building of a fine store
house for J.M. HENDRICKSON at Knifley.
R.S. GOODE and wife visited the family of C.V. McWHOTER the first of the
We have a good Sunday-school at this place--kept up well by our
energetic superintendent and faithful and instructive teachers.
ESTILL GOODE is quite sick.
Mrs. MARY A. HENDRICKSON, on returning from a visit to her son, W.B.
HENDRICKSON, of this place was very badly hurt by falling from the
stiles, but fortunately no bones were broken.
H.B. BEARD left here to attend school at Columbia, where he will take a
A singing school will begin at the Rolley church next friday night. The
school will be opened by Prof. J.M. WOLFORD, who will be superceded by
Prof. MIRES. The latter gentlemen will conduct the school during its
JIM CLOLD is buying cattle and sheep throughout this neighborhood.
Sawing in full blast at haskinsville
W.W. CORNEILSON went to Cane valley last Tuesday on business.
Dr. WILL IRVIN left for Indianapolis last Tuesday to take a course of
AUBREY WHITE was in Camp Knot a few days ago to have his hand lanced.
WILLIE CLARK has returned from Texas and is now in the employ of Mrs.
Mrs. J.J. BOOKER returned home Saturday from Danville Ky where she has
been spending the holidays with her uncle A.W. EASTLAND.
Judge CRISP and wife, of Jamestown visited the family of B.F. LEACH last
Dr. W.B. ARMSTRONG, who spent the holidays at home has returned to
Rev. BELL preached here Sunday.
Dr. T.C. GRIDER and daughter MAUD, were visiting in Irish Bottom
Saturday and Sunday.
JOHN HAM and family have removed to garrard county.
CHARLIE TARTER was in Garrard county last week.
MANUEL SLOAN has returned from Puncheon Camp Bottom
The young people celebrated the birth of "98 by engaging in an old
fashion "hoe-down" at B.F. LEACH'S
MARK WILSON, of Columbia has accepted a position as clerk in the dry
goods store of J.D. IRVINE
It has grieved us ever since the advent of the News, the "long-prayed
for" to see the news of our community garbled by our neighbors of Joppa,
FairPlay, etc. But, noticing that they let some of our most newsy items
go begging, we in sheer desperation and in self defense take up the
Rev. FRANK MILLS, of Albany, commenced a protracted meeting here
GEO. W. HAYTER, Jr. of little Rock, Ark. nephew of JOE DUDLEY is
visiting relatives in this vicinity.
HIRAM JACKMAN and GEO. COE, of jackman Bottom, visited at W.W.
BROCKMAN"S from Saturday evening untill Monday morning.
Miss FANNIE SMYTHE commenced a school at Glenville Academy today.
Mr. O'BRIEN SMITH, of swan Pond bottom, has purchased Dr. E.B. KELSAY'S
property at this place and will move to it soon. Dr. KELSAY has not
decided where he will locate, but we hope he will relocate in our midst.
We understand that Rev. E.W. BARNETT, assisted by Rev. GREEN, of
Greensburg, will hold a series of meetings at this place in a short
Miss IVA J.YATES, one of our most accomplished young ladies, will open
up a school at Mr. A.R. WORKMAN"S in Green County, in a few days. The
people of that community have made a wise selection.
Dr. S.A. TAYLOR made a flying visit to nell one day last week. The
doctor has a very important case over there.
The social at R.L. CALDWELL'S the other night was largely attended, and
all th young folks passed the time off nicely.
We had the pleasure of enjoying the company of quite a number of
visitors during the holidays, and we are very thankful that our town is
headquartrs for good things to eat, good looking women and crying
Gradyville Lodge No. 25 met in their hall on the 27th aul, and elected
P.C. McCAFFREE, W. M. GEO. T. FLOWERS, S.W. J.W. TOWNSEND, J.W. H.C.
WALKER, Treasurer, P.NELSON, Secretary, W. M. WILMORE, S.D. W.C.
PICKETT, J.D. and GEO. DUDLEY, S and T
CURT BELL spent most of the holidays at home.
J.E. PERRY, Misses PEARL BUTLER and MAUD PERRY, of Cumberland county
visited friends here last week.
PARVIN MAUPIN has removed his family to his father-in-laws on South fork
in Metcalf county.
HENRY and BEN ROACH, of Moody Texas visited their Uncle "Gov," SPARKS
GEO. KNIGHT, SAM VANCE, M. STEPHENS, JOHN BLADES and Miss SALLIE KNIGHT,
of east Fork, visited relatives in this neighborhood last week.
W.H. CAVE is attending court at Campbellsville.
HENRY COOLEY and sister, ETHEL, visited friends and relatives at russell
Springs last week.
Misses LEONA and JUDELL ROBERTSON, of Campbellsville, visited their
parents during the holidays.
There was a social given at the residence of DULANEY ROBERTSON last
Wednesday night. There was a large crowd present and all seemed to have
HARRY WOOD, of Ohio, president of the Campbellsville Lumber company, his
son, WALTER, accompanied by TOM MALONE and R.H. COOLEY, of
campbellsville, were in this neighborhood hunting last thursday and
friday. They had fine success and birds are scare in the territory where
they hunted. Mr. WOOD and son are going south on a hunting excursion.
They were the guests of W.J. COOLEY and family.
Mrs. P. H. ZEARBAUGH, of adjoining neighborhood is very low with
On last Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock Mr. DANIEL RIALL and Miss MARY
LOU RICE were united in marriage by Rev. WILL DUDGEON of cane valley
Success to the happy couple.
HART HOVIOUS made a flying trip to Middleburg this week.
JOE HARDESTY, of new Market, is visiting the family of W.H. C. MONDAY
Miss MARY SMYTHE commenced the school here Monday.
Died on last Tuesday, near here, Mr. WILLIAM BRYANT. he was in every way
a true gentleman and a good citizen, and will be missed in the
JIM CLOTD, of the stock firm of Hicks and Cloyd passed through here last
week with a drove of cattle and sheep.
THOS. J. CLOYD left Sunday to visit relatives in Middleburg and
JOHN HENDRICKSON is putting up a new store house. That makes four for
L. R. CHELF has rented the telephone line running from here to
NORMAN TUCKER, of Watson, is attending school here.
JAMES PENDLETON is erecting a new residence on his lot opposite the
Miss VIOLA MONDAY entertained a number of her friends at her home last
A social was given at L.R. CHELF'S Saturday night, which was highly
JAMES TURNER who lives on Crocus is very sick with throat and stomach
At the masonic election here the 27th of December H.K. WALKUP was
elected Master, J.A. TURNER, J.W. W.P. PHELPS, S. W. C.A. WALKER Sect'Y
W.C. LOY, Treas. H. WEBB S and T
Miss CORA BRADSHAW left Sunday for Glennville, where she will attend
school this winter.
JOHN DENNY, of rock House Bottom, left recently for Missouri. JOHN your
many friends hope that you may never be afflicted with that dreaded
disease , philopatridomania
Miss NANNIE HOLT, who has been on the sick list for three weeks with la
grippe, is reported to be improving.
SAM T. SPENCER and wife of burkesville are visiting her sister, Mrs.
W.H. HUDSON, of Columbia was here buying cattle last week.
J.W. COFFEY was in Jamestown Monday.
Miss MOLLY COFFEY visited friends at Montpelier last week
Rev. E. W. BARNET preached a very interesting sermon at Zion Sunday.
YOUNG E. HURT was on Whipporwill Ridge dehorning cattle last week.
Miss MYRTLE TAYLOR, of fair Play, who has been visiting her cousin, Miss
EMMA STRANGE, returned home Sunday.
RICHARD POWELL made a business trip to Horse Shoe bottom last week.
C.B. EPPERSON, our popular young merchant, has been at Montpelier this
week helping Wheat & Williams invoice their stock of goods.
LAMBERT HOLLADAY and Miss ELLEN EPPERSON are visiting friends and
relatives at neatsburg this week.
SOLOMON ROYSE was in this community last week on business.
Miss ZILPAH DUNBAR and brother PHILETUS visited relatives here last
We understand that we are to have telephone communications at this place
Montgomery Bros. left Sunday for Burksville where they go to sell the
Johnston Combination tool.
Miss ESTELLA WILLIS left Saturday for Pellyton where she has a nice
school made up.
T.P. DUNBAR was in this section last week buying cattle
Prof. JEFFRIES school at Montpelier opened with good attendence
The social at Messrs. W.F. SANDERS"s and H.P. WILLIS' were largely
attended and enjoyed by all
Prof. C.E. WILLIS is teaching a very interesting school ay Zion.
Rev. E.W. BARNETT preached at Zion last Sunday
"Uncle SOL TURPIN" preached at Antioch and Concord last sunday.
Rev. J.L. MURRELL will preach at Cane valley next Sunday.
Rev. S,J. THOMPSON prached last Sunday at Carmel
Rev. T.F. WALTON preached at the presbyterian church last sunday
Rev. A. L. MELL is assisting the pastor S. J. THOMPSON in a meeting at
Rev. W.S. DUDGEON will preach next Sunday at Sulpher Springs.
Commander JOHN C. BRAIN at the court house Friday night
Miss MYRTIE STAPLES commenced a subscription school at Gradyville last
The County Court has purchased new stoves for the court-house. they
arrived last week.
Miss MINNIE KEMP is assisting Prof. BLISS in his school in the
W.C. MURRELL who has been confined to his bed for the past sixty days is
now able to sit up.
CHAS. C. ROWE has been appointed postmaster at Sparksville, this county.
Miss MARY CALHOUN and old and respected lady, whose home was near
Montpelier died last sunday.
Miss IVY SMITH has secured a position in the record office, Greensburg.
She is a good compositor and an excellent young lady.
J.H. YOUNG writes us a private note in which he states that the mule
trade at Cuthbert ga is dull and that prices ar very dull.
It is likely that Columbia will have water works in the near future. The
plan is to pipe from SIMON WHEAT"S spring beyound the presbyterian
Massey & Sublett bought a cow from ROLLIN HURT for $20, one from H.P.
BARGER at 21/4 cents. They also bought a nice bunch of hogs from various
parties at 2 3/4
Mr. W.H. CAFFEE, of coburg, this county, was married to Miss KATE
WATKINS of cane valley, on Tuesday the 24ins Rev. W.B. CAVE officiated.
All persons having claims against the estate of OLEVIA S. BUTLER of
ELIZA J.SMITH are requested to present the same property proven at the
office of J.F. MONTGOMERY at Columbia ,Ky on or before the 1st day of
february , 1898
J,W. SWEENEY, Adm'r
BRUCE DOHONEY, son of Judge R.B. DOHONEY, of barren County, died at his
father's residence Tuesday January 4. The deceased was thirty years of
age and had many friends and relatives in Adair county.
W.J. DAVIDSON, State Superintendent writes W.D. JONES, school
superintendent for this county, that he will not be able to send balance
of teacher's pay on time, but same will be sent out as soon as the
treasurer can honor warrant.
Mr. NEWTON SMITH requests all who are favorable to the Klondike region,
and who are willing to join a company for the purpose of developing that
section, to meet him at the court house Monday, the 17th inst. at 1 P.M.
for the purpose of organizing a company looking to the rich fields of
gold in that famed land.
end of January 12, 1898
Submitted By laura frost Wright