Casky 1895 and 1896
Stop by the general store for a 'cold
drink', a nickel sack of sugar, and a plug of tobacco. Sit a spell and
listen to the happenings' on the front porch!
Born to the wife of Mr. R. Green Rickman,
of Casky, a fine boy Friday morning.
Mr. John Pickford has been appointed agent
for the L. and N. at Casky and has taken charge of the duties of the office.
Although a young man, he is old in the L. & N. service, having filled
the place of agent for the company at Empire for several years and also
for some time at Providence.
Mr. C. G. Shepherd and Miss Linnie Newman
were united in marriage last Thursday at the home of Mr. R.B. Johnson,
FOR SALE - 2 Jersey Cows with young calves,
Apply to Winston Henry, Casky, Ky.
Jan - Mar 1896
Miss Sallie Clark returned Sunday from
a visit to Miss Jennie Winfree at Casky.
Miss Florence Rives, of Casky, is visiting
friends in the city this week.
Fire Near Casky
A large smoke-house belonging to Mr. W.A.
Reed, of Casky, was destroyed by fire, together with a large quantity of
meat, one night last week. Mr Reed was 'firing' his meat and the supposition
is that it caught in this manner. The lost is about $500,no insurance.
Mr. Walter E. Warfield, of Casky, has
been granted a certificate of good character by the County Court and will
make application for license to practice law here.
Miss Katie Bradshaw, of Casky, is the
guest of Miss Kate Wooldridge.
Ladies Serious Injury
Mrs. Green Thompson, of Casky neighborhood,
met with a serious and perhaps fatal accident late Monday evening. Wile
standing on the back porch she lost her balance and fell to the ground,
a distance of ten feet. When found she was in an unconscious condition
and at last account had not fully revived. Physicians are apprehensive
that she received internal injuries.
The many friends of Mr. R.E. Rives, of
Casky, who have been dangerously ill for several weeks, will be glad to
learn that he has so far recovered that he will be up in a few days.
For Forty Days
J.W. Frields was given 40 days in the
work house for carrying a pistol. Frields is the man who, some weeks ago,
shot and dangerously wounded Maggie Wilkins, of Henderson, who formerly
lived near Casky.
Destructive Conflagration at Casky
The large two story frame dwelling of
Mr. William H. Burt, a well known young farmer living near Casky, was consumed
by fire, together with nearly all its contents, about twelve o'clock Thursday
night. The loud barking of the dogs waked Mr. Burt and his wife from their
slumbers just in time to save them from a horrible death. The supposition
is that the fire originated from a defective flue. A sewing machine and
a few articles of wearing apparel were all that were saved. The loss will
foot up between $3,000 and $4,000. There was an insurance of !,600 on building
A Horse Stolen At Casky
A Negro boy named Huber Wagoner, aged 17
years old, living at Casky, stole a horse belonging to Samuel Gibson, in
the same neighborhood, Saturday night. He rode the horse to Bell's station
and Boliver and tried to sell him. At the later place Mr. L.L. Leavell
recognized the animal and Wagoner was taken in charge. He told conflicting
stories and was taken to Casky, where it was learned that the horse had
been stolen, as above stated. Mr. Gibson's brother brought him to jail
Sunday evening. The horse was recovered.
Mr. R. F. Rives, of Casky, is still in
bed with the fourth trouble, pleurisy, that has set up with him since his
illness. The doctor thinks he has it under control, but in Mr. Rives weakened
condition it will be sometime before he can hope to get up again.
Branch Vaughan, one of the oldest men
in the county, died of pneumonia Saturday at his home near Casky.
April 7, 1896
Betty Sellers/Mt. Vernon, In.
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