The Courier Journal Louisville KY 1 May 1891 Matherly - Vest - Holiday feud

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 - FEUD'S VICTIM. Old Man Jeff Holiday Poisoned By...
FEUD'S VICTIM. Old Man Jeff Holiday Poisoned By Ills Enemies. The Crime An Outgrowth of the Recent Murder of Cal Vest. Deadly Quarrel In Which Three Families Are Mixed Up In. Capture la Grayson County or John Burns Murderer After Two Tears of Liberty. U FATHER'S STEADY AIM. narrodsburg. Ky.. May 8. (Special.) News has Just readied here of one of the most diabolical snd premeditated poisoning and murder cases ever committed in Washington county. It is the bequcl of a terrible crime committed last February, when Cal. Vest and bride came to Harrodsburg. and the groom was killed, wlule returing home, by Jeff. Holiday end hi two brothers. who begun shooting at and killed Vest in the sight of his young bride. Tlie Holidays escaped for a few days, but were arrested, and young Jeff. litliday is in jail now at Springfield, awaiting trial. Jim Matherly is a cou-rin' of Vest, anil a son of Til ford Matherly Young Matherly ha been busy collect ing evidence agaiost the Holidays; but has always pretended grent friendship for thenu Yesterday afternoon, one of tho Vest . bora, a - brother of Calvin Vest, who was killed by the Hoi Ways, and Matherly were together at a country house in -Washington county, when they saw Jeff. Holiday. Sr., pass by on horseback. The supposition is that Vest and Matherly Axed the drug to poison Holiday. . Young Matherly caught up with Holiday, and knowing Holiday' weakness offered him a drink. Holiday accepted and drank a good draught, when he pulled the bottle from hi lips and remarked it had a very bitter tustc. He was urged to drink some more; but refused, at the same time asking Matherly to drink some. When Holiday insisted on his drinking some, Matherly raised tlie bottlo to hi llpa, but let it fall on a rock, breaking it. Matherly here left Holiday,' who began to feel the effects of the poison, rode to a house near by, a Mr. Freeman's, told him what had happened, and begun to have convulsions, dying in twenty minute in great agony. Tlte supposition runs that Matherly was given enough money to do the deed and get out of the country to save himself. It is aa ugly rise in which these three families are badly mixed up. Tlie feud, for is, dates back three years, and numbers several knock-down fights and two shooting scrapes to its pi' St. The Coroner of Washington will hold a post mortem on the body of Holiday It i the 'general opinion that the poison was either rough-oa-rat or arsenic. - Matlierly is described as being about twenty-five years old; nearly nix feet high, and weighs 150 pounds. Holiday leave several sons, who will willingly give up their lives to avenge their fatlier. The parties are all residents of Washington county, ar?d reside about four miles from the Mercer line, and are well-to-do farmers. Judge W. E. Kus-seU, who is here, says the killing of Holiday yesterday is tlie seventh death, the result of a divorce from one of the Holiday family. FIRE RUINS LOOTED. A Mob Raasacksthe Uoraed Daildiags la PitUbarza. ' Pittsburgh, May 8. The ruins of Tuesday's fire were looted by a mob of men, women and children to-day. During the busiest part of tlie city, when the streets were thronged, the mob took possession of the burned Luihungs, and for two hours tho greatest excitement prevailed. There were no polioo on the ground and the crowd knew that buried beneath tlie ruins rvere thousands of dollars worth of goods, edibles, etc. Hungarians and Italians cotrpoed tho greater portion of the crowd, and they ranHacked everything in kitrht. Hams, cans of lard, condiment and coffee were carried uway in large qunttltiea. They were armed with sacks and baskets to carry their booty away, and it looketl us though a systematic raul hud been plan, ned and was hurriedly executed. -Neier since the riots of 1 m 7" luve su-h whites taken place in llttshursn. The in. terior of tlie Hoevelrr building proved a rich field for exploration. Risking their livs under the tottering wall, women, wrinkled with sge. dirty-faced children an.l liard-eountennnee-l iuen threw hot bricks nsi-Je and extracted from the debris thousands of hairs, cans' of lard and many other like articles. The crowd numbered several hundred persons and several fish's occurred over tlie possession of some cexiraMe article. 1 he firemen, who were still at work on tlie ruins, finally drove the looter oil by turtiing the hose on ihtm. Hundreds of dollars' wotth of goods were stolen.

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  1. The Courier-Journal,
  2. 09 May 1891, Sat,
  3. Page 1

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