from The Adair County News, Columbia, Kentucky
Wednesday, August 10, 1904
Ella, a daughter of Mr. G. G. Reynolds, died last Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock. She was about sixteen years old and was sick but a short time. She was a very estimable young lady, her death bringing sorrow to the home and removing a favorite from the neighborhood. The bereaved family has the sympathy of this paper.
Mrs. E. L. Hamilton, daughter of Mrs. Sallie McLean, this place, was in a railroad collision at Horse Cave last Wednesday night, while enroute to her home in McCrory, Arkansas, from a visit to Columbia. There was a head-end collision by No. 1 south-bound train and No. 2 north-bound. There were 27 persons hurt, none of them very seriously. Mrs. Hamilton’s back was injured.
We have heard of several raids on watermelon patches and while we have no sympathy for a fellow who will steal melons, yet we feel that a word of warning might save someone from picking shot out of his body. There has been a patch visited, that will introduce the shotgun to the next intruders either day or night. If you don’t want lead keep off the premises.
Mention of the picnic at the Lindsay-Wilson school grounds on the 29th of last month was unintentionally overlooked by this paper last week. Quite a large number of children and grown persons were present, and those who attended speak of it as a very delightful occasion. There were a number of interesting talks made by gentlemen and some excellent singing rendered by the children. Dinner was spread and there was an abundance for all present and for as many more had they been upon the grounds. The children will long remember the occasion as a happy event in their lives.
Mr. James K. Bernard, who was well-known throughout this county, died last Saturday night. He was about sixty years old and had been in declining health for several years. He was a kind-hearted man. Like all men he had his faults and he had his virtues.
Mr. William Conover, who has been confined to his bed for the past ten months with rheumatism, is not any better. His son, Hudson, was in town Friday and stated that he could see no change in his condition.
Perhaps the three oldest people living in the state and enjoying good health are Violety Coffey, aged 98 years, Nancy Acre, 89 years, sisters, and their brother, Flem Carter, who is 94.
Mr. Clem Coomer received a pistol shot accidentally from the hands of Jacob Wooten last Tuesday night at Big Windy. The weapon was a 32 short. We understand that is the kind the boys always make the first dash with. Mr. Wooten is young and we trust this will be a lesson to him, never to fool with an old pistol again. The shot took effect in Coomer’s left breast. Drs. Nell and Taylor dressed the wound and failed to find the ball. The patient is getting along nicely and is not considered dangerous.