Death of James E Pepper

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LOUISVILLE, yes-rtay Al-L, con-founti a ful- COL. PEPPER DIES IN NEW YORK Well-Known Well-Known Well-Known Distiller and Horseman of Lexington. Death Caused by Heart and Lung Troubles, Aggravated by Injury Sustained Sustained bf fall. LEG BROKEN LAST THURSDAY. Xew York, Dec. 24. Special. C1-James C1-James C1-James E. Pepper, of Lexington, Ky., the well-known well-known well-known distiller and horseman, died at the Waldorf-Astoria Waldorf-Astoria Waldorf-Astoria Hotel at 5:15 o'clock this afternoon. His wife is In a serious condition, at the same hotel, hotel, Buffering from an attack of bronchial bronchial pneumonia. Because of an oversight in the drawing- drawing- drawing- of the death certificate. It was held up by the Board of Health and Coroner Harburg-er Harburg-er Harburg-er went to the hotel to inquire. It is likely that an autopsy will be informed informed now as a matter of form. Dr. Richard A. Gibbons, Drs. Jane-way, Jane-way, Jane-way, W. T. Bui! and Glbney and Dr. Caldwell, an X-ray X-ray X-ray expert, have been in attendance on Col. Pepper. Dr. Gibbons Gibbons said last night that Col. Pepper had broken his leg last Thursday after- after- raced were King's Courier, who also became famous in ISngland; Da Joya, , Meadow t,horpe. Black Venus, Prince Pepper, Roxana and Kilmarnock. Col. Pepper married the widow of Louis Keene, of Louisville, who is the chief owner of the Louisville Hotel and other large properties. She was beforo marriage marriage Miss Ella Offuct, a member of a prominent family of Shelby and Jef-erson Jef-erson Jef-erson counties. Mrs. Pejper was a famous beauty, and her personal attractions attractions added to her grace and wit made her an Ideal hostess for Col. Pepper's Pepper's friendly hospitality. Mrs. Pepper was with him in jew York when he died. Col. Pepper had no children. He is survived by his brother, Thomas Pepper, and his sister, Mrs. Charles L. Ralley, and Misses Dixie and Belle Pepper. Col. Pepper for several years suf fered from acute rheumatism. A telegram telegram received here to-night to-night to-night by "Warner S. Kinkead, who has been In charge of Col. Pepper's distillery interests for years, and a cousin of Mrs. Pepper, stated that the body of Col. Pepper would arrive here "Wednesday from Xew York. The funeral will be held Thursday, but the details have not yet been completed. Telegrams Received Here. Telegrams announcing the death of of Col. Pepper in Xew York were received received in Louisville last night by Col. v. B. Kalaeman and by Judge K. u. Stout. Judge Stout and Mrs. Stout were in Louisville to spend the holi days with Judge Henry S. Barker and Mrs. Barker will leave for Lexington this morning to attend the funeral, which will be hold there. Mrs. Stout and Mrs. Haldeman both are cousins of Mrs. Pepper. ONE GOES OUT, WHILE ANOTHER COMES IN 'noon. He was on the way to the hotel . , sen-Esce! to to s Amuaas-i- Amuaas-i- after a. business visit in 'Wall street j and had just left the elevated train at I the Thirty-third-strect Thirty-third-strect Thirty-third-strect Thirty-third-strect Thirty-third-strect station. He had started to cross the road when he slipped and fell, striking partly on the curb. His head hit the ground arid he lay In the street helpless until a police-man police-man police-man came and picked him up. He re fused medical attendance, according to Dr. Gibbons, and, boarding a car with assistance, went on to the Waldorf. Dr. Gibbons said that Col. Pepper had suf fered for some time from lung, heart and kidney trouble, and the injury to his leg aggravated all of them so that he succumbed. "Mrs. Pepper," Dr. Gibbons added. "is suffering from bronchial pneumonia, and at 9:15 o'clock her temperature stood at 101 2-5. 2-5. 2-5. She is now under the influence of morphine and atrophine.' Col. Pepper had been at the hotel ten days. The death certificate, which was filed soon : after he ' died, gave the .hi BIG to Seven KENTUCKY FEUDISTS CHANGE PLACES AT FRANKFORT. BERRY TURNER, AFTER DOING FIFTEEN YEARS, IS PAROLED. SAM LEWIS UP FOR LIFE. Frankfort, Ky., Dec. 24. Special. Berry Turner, of Bell county, left the State penitentiary this afternoon on parole after having served time continuously continuously for fifteen years, and went back to the mountains to join his family family for the Christmas holidays. Turner was brought here In 1S90 to take up a sentence of twenty-one twenty-one twenty-one years upon conviction conviction of manslaughter, and under the rules of the prison, the good time allowance allowance would' have completed his term In eight months from this time. "Uncle Berry, as he was known about the prison, was one of its most noted inmates for many years after his arrival, coming here as a feud , fighter. T7" v nUDIIS'CK w' oame v oath or I otx lie to negroes congregated miles this because the ductor bile morning quell At twenty-five in Battery militia, ordered train carried are At Scoo-ba, of the result This admit Tiie between who when known Ilcbreit r.rtqcrrrV nf t... of the dissat-islacticra of progress... ture of tli?he5; iast night ) anu met 311 visitors. The kind Jected the certln," . tne ola man attracted many to In department navy at the been Po-knd. Po-knd. al- al- Organs ls- ls- Attor- yester- net-sons net-sons passen-WB'Trere crime dis- dis- New ley and some the i re- re- Jan- Jan- rnrv U1D5BQ jL-uay jL-uay jL-uay . , ..... to .srive the details in Tpb-- Tpb-- Tpb-- .--m .--m .--m thi l"r"' -",u -",u ne maQe application tor fracture. Coroner Harburger said after he had made an inquiry: "I have seen Dr. Gib Dons and W. A. McCusker, one of the assistant managers of the hotel, and have made an examination of the body. I have ordered Dr. O'Hanlon to make a further examination. The body has been removed to Charles Plowright's undertaking establishment, at Fourth avenue and Twenty-sixth Twenty-sixth Twenty-sixth street." The Coroner added that there nothing suspicious in the death. BLUEGRASS SECTION Loses One of Its Most Prominent Figures. Lexington, Ky., Dec. 24. Special. Col. James E. Pepper, who died to-day to-day to-day in Aew lork, was one of the most prominent figures of the Bluegrass region, region, socially, as well as a business man and thoroughbred breeder and turfman. For nearly thirty years he had been the head of the firm of James E. Pepper & Co., one of the largest distillers distillers ot whisky In America, and its plant near this city was the largest in Central Kentucky. He was the owner of Meadowthorpe, a magnificent country country place near Lexington, where he made his homo and dispensed a hospitality hospitality which, even in Kentucky, was famous. At Meadowthorpe he also had his stud of thoroughbred horses and from its pastures he had for . many years sent out horses which became famous famous on the turf, not only In this country, country, but in England. Col. Pepper was about fifty-five fifty-five fifty-five years old. He was bom In Woodford county, and at the age of sixteen took charge of the Old Crow distillery, the property property of his father, Oscar Pepper, near Midwaj-. Midwaj-. Midwaj-. In 1S78 he disposed of his distillery In Woodford and in 1SS1 ho. with Col. W. S. Barnes, of this city, established the distilleries of James E. Pepper & Co., near this city, they making a specialty of Old Crow, bourbon bourbon whisky, for which they had a large sale. In 1S91 Col. Pepper bought the Interest Interest of CoL Barnes, at that time Col. Barnes states the plant was worth $600,000 and earned $80,000 a year. Since then Col. Pepper has added to the original plant the Little Pepper distillery, distillery, where Henry Clay rye whisky was made. Thei plants were all In . his possession at the time of his death. While they were partners in the whisky business Col. Barnes and CoL Pepper raced under the name of the Melbourne stable, and among the horses' which became famous under their colors were Galllfet, Blue Wing, The Lioness, The Bourbon, Pure Rye and Once Again. After the dissolution of the partnership in 1891, CoL Pepper raced In his own name, and In 1894 bought the Meadowthorpe place. parole he had no difficulty in securing It. As Turner came out of the gates of the prison lie was met by another mountain man-killer man-killer man-killer entering to take up service of a life sentence. This new prisoner was Sam Lewis, of Harlan county, sent up from Letcher. Lewis experienced some difficulty in getting inside the walls of the prison, the Deputy Sheriff accompanying him having having forgotten to bring along the commitment commitment papers. Lewis has been a fugitive for several months. After conviction conviction he broke jail and fled to the State of Washington, where he was located located a month ago. WESTERN KENTUCKY MERCHANT NEAR DEATH J. H. PAYNE, OF CENTRAL CITY, SUFFERS SEVERE STROKE OF PARALYSIS. Central City, Ky., Dec. 24 Special. J. H. Payne, sixty-two sixty-two sixty-two years old, a well-known well-known well-known merchant or this city, lies at the point of death from a stroke of paralysis and congestion of the lungs. The latter was brought on by his lying all Sunday night in the yard of the Jackson boarding-house, boarding-house, boarding-house, where he made his home. He was last seen at 8 o'clock Sunday evening, when he spoke to a boarder In - the rear yard. He was found at 2 o'clock Monday morning almost frozen and unconscious. unconscious. Doctors say he was stricken with paralysis In the early part of the night. There is no hope for his re covery. He embarked In business here this year. He 'has stores In Stephens-port Stephens-port Stephens-port and Lewlsport. His wife daughter daughter and son, of Stephensport, were called here to his bedside. His daughter daughter is cashier of the Stephensport Bank. He Is said to be a man of good morals and without a single bad habit. DEATH LIST STANDS . AT ORIGINAL FIGURE. -When in E. by rtn at Nine Persons Killed in the Soo Line "Wreck At Enderlin, N. B., ' Sunday, St Paul, Dec 24. So far as the officials of the Soo Line have been able to learn, they say only nine persons were killed In the wreck at Enderlin, N. D., Sunday morning. It was reported reported late this afternoon that two of the injured had died, making the total death list eleven, but the Associated Press was advised - over the . telephone at the Soo headquarters in Minneapolis that the report was erroneous. :Forty-flve :Forty-flve :Forty-flve persons were Injured and of these twenty-four twenty-four twenty-four were classed among the seriously : hurt, but it has. been nlmnot ImDOSsIblp tn Ipn-rn Ipn-rn Ipn-rn :fht ATtpnf nf tt,ni.. Among the .horses which he bred and ' not , very" communicative. ; order 4 the no to by In day son-in-law. son-in-law. of killing -Macon,

Clipped from The Courier-Journal25 Dec 1906, TuePage 1

The Courier-Journal (Louisville, Kentucky)25 Dec 1906, TuePage 1
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