C O V I N G T O N J O U R N A L
New Series--Vol. VIII, No. 6
COVINGTON, KY., MARCH 6, 1875
Whole No. 378
March 2, 1875
Criminal Court suddenly suspended hostilities on
Wednesday noon. The inability of the jury to
agree on a verdict in the Digby case was
announced about an hour previous to adjournment,
and tho valuable service of that body finally
dispensed with. The jury stood, seven for
acquittal, three for one year and two for two
years. Popular sympathy favored the prisoner.
His bail was fixed at $5,000, which was readily
given, his brother and a neighbor being his
Diltz, a prominent citizen of this place, died
at 10 o’clock yesterday, of typhoid fever. Mr.
Diltz had lately recovered from the disease or
sufficiently so to have the marriage ceremony
performed between him and a lady to whom he was
fondly attached. Shortly after the marriage he
escorted his bride to the railroad depot, and on
returning was caught in a heavy shower of rain,
which produced a relapse of fever, from the
effects of which he died. About three years
previous to his decease, he quit the practice of
law and became a farmer and stock raiser, and in
the latter business had marked success. Mr.
Diltz was a much respected citizen, and his
death is mourned by a large circle of friends.
County Court yesterday, Owen Oldham was granted
a tavern license with the privilege to dispense
it to the boys by the small, in the fair village
of Gardenersville. Don’t let them be owin’ of
you, Owen. (N. B. A pun).
Chowning, of Morgan, is the gentleman that is in
all probability destined to wear the honor of
legislative representation for Pendleton county,
in our next General Assembly. There is no better
Democrat nor better man in the county than Mr.
Chowning. After the primary election last
spring, in which he was defeated for the
Democratic nomination for Sheriff, he showed his
principle and manhood in laboring assiduously
for the election, in August, of his successful
It is a
nice thing to feel that we may be proud of our
representation in Congress – both the outgoing
and incoming – W. E. Arthur and Thomas L.
SCARLET FEVER –
Of the number taken off in this county, within
the past eight weeks, by this dreaded disease,
we have been informed of two deaths of two sons
of Mr. Conrad Stitz, Joseph and John, aged three
and six years respectively. The former died on
the 9th and the latter on the 25th
BIRTHS – On
Febr. 11th, to the wife of Wm. F.
Barker, a daughter…. On the 23rd ult.,
to the wife of David Simpson, a son. Dave is
happy-… To the wife of ___ Bradley. A son, on
the 15th… To the wife of Riley Sharp,
on the 21st, a daughter… On the 19th
of Feb. to the wife of Saml. Judd, a daughter…
On the 20th of Feb. to the wife of
Wm. S. Hitch, a daughter, weight 15 lbs.
MARRIED – On
the 11th of Feb. by the Rev. Jesse
Beagley, Mr. Frank Phillips to Miss Lizzie
DIED – At his home, in this county, on the 27th
of February, Mr. Sandford Williams, aged 60