Pendleton County News





The Ticket – Covington, KY, Feb. 9, 1877



          Falmouth Independent: During the late Baptist revival, at second Twelve Mile, this county, fifty additions were made to the church. Rev. B. F. Sedwick, pastor of the Methodist Church in this city, has just returned from holding a protracted meeting, in which fifty-seven were added to the Methodist Church at Mabel Hill, a new church house between ( ) place and Foster.



The Ticket – Covington, KY, Feb. 15, 1877


Notice to Tax-payers of Pendleton County.

          All persons holding receipts for taxes, and whose names are still on the delinquent list, all persons who have been compelled to pay taxes twice or more for the same year, and all persons who hold receipts for taxes, which the Commonwealth or County Collector refuses to recognize, are requested to forward their names to the Committee of Safety, at Falmouth, with full particulars of their case, or to appear in person and furnish particulars. A combined effort will then be made to recover all such money wrongfully collected, and otherwise see that justice is done to our citizens.

          Direct letter to Committee of Safety, care of J. Woodhead, Falmouth, Ky., or call in person. Immediate attention is particularly requested.



The Ticket – Covington, KY, Feb. 19, 1877


          Falmouth Independent: ‘Squire Hume, of Callensville, has left us a sample of lead ore from a mine lately discovered on the farm of Wesley Hawkins, near Callensville, in Harrison County. The ore, he informs us, is pronounced by competent judges to be rich in lead, and that preparations are being made by Joseph Roberts and Robt. McCandless to work the mine.



Murder at Callensville.


          Yesterday afternoon, between three and four o’clock, a man by the name of William Moore shot and killed John Durkin at Callensville, in Pendleton county. The circumstances of the case are as follows; It seems that Moore, who had been drinking, was imposing on a cripple named Michael Redy when Durkin interfered telling Moore that “he should not abuse a cripple” or words to that effect, whereupon Moore drew his pistol; and shot Durkin, the ball passing through the right lung. The wounded man died this morning between two and three o’clock. He was unmarried, and is represented as a quiet, sober and industrious man, being well respected in that community. Moore was the son of William Moore, formerly Sheriff of Pendleton county, and was generally considered a disreputable character. Up to the time of our going to press he had not been arrested. Durkin lived at Morgan Station, while Moore was a resident of Callensville.

          Since putting the foregoing in type another account has reached us. The substantial facts are as stated above. Moore was drunk. He is twenty-seven years old. The good character of Durkin is attested. He was twenty-five years old, and an employee of the K. C. R. R.










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