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
Tax-payers of Pendleton County.
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.
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
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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