Most of the gypsies are good judges of stock and make a living trading, having few scruples when it comes to making a “hoss” trade. For the most part, the rovers are in better circumstances than their tattered apparel would seem to indicate, and many of them have more than their share of this world’s goods. The gypsies will be in Danville only a few days.
However, there is a warning for local residents. A gentleman residing out on the Stanford Pike said that the gypsies who have been camping in his neighborhood turned one of his horses into an inclosure with their own, and when he sent his little boy for the animal, the gypsies refused to give him up. After going in person for the horse, the gentleman had great difficulty in obtaining it and he wants everybody warned through this newspaper, to keep a close watch out for their own stock.
An advertisement states that the first man who ever sold Indian remedies in Kentucky is Dakota Jack. His life as a cowboy on the north westerns plains and life with the Indians, when cowboys were and had to be men of courage, gave him true experiences of roots and herbs. These remedies include Pursley Indian Herbs, a 45-day treatment is $1 and cures rheumatism, blood, stomach, liver, kidneys and female diseases. Dakota Jack’s Cow Boy liniment stops pain and takes out soreness and has cured hundreds of cases of deafness, sells for 25 cents a bottle.
All of these remedies are on sale at Davis Drug Store in Danville or orders can be sent prepaid if addressed to J.J. Pursley, Lancaster, Ky., home office.
75 years ago
Bill “Goose-Egg” Bailey, 40, has been held on a murder charge in the Mercer County jail following the fatal stabbing of his cousin, Garnett Leonard, 32, in the Blue Willow tap room in Harrodsburg. The stabbing occurred as the aftermath of an argument over politics.
A Chamber of Commerce committee has been named that will go to each Danville business and secure their cooperation in closing between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday to enable employees to attend the ground-breaking ceremonies of Kentucky’s $3,000,000 psychiatric hospital. Meanwhile, a group of inmates from the Oldham County Prison Farm are busy clearing a new road from a point at the Boyle-Mercer line to the site of the ceremony.
The Boyle Bank and Trust Co. will sell at auction the house and lot of the deceased, Miss Belle Hughes, located at the corner of First and Broadway streets. Ten years ago Miss Hughes purchased the property for $2,800 cash. The house has five rooms and a bath and a one-car garage. The flowers along the walk to the house are very pretty.
50 years ago
The returning Kentucky 100th Division will be welcomed with a fish fry at the Boyle County Fish and Game Club’s refuge near Junction City. About 1,500 members of the Army Reserve unit, called to active duty in the Berlin crisis last fall, have set out as the deactivation process has begun. When they arrive here, members of the Boyle Fish and Game Club will host the all-day welcome home event. All returnees and their families are invited to attend.
The Junior Chamber of Commerce, as one of its projects, is assuming the development of a three-acre area of the Danville City Park on North Sixth Street as a picnic facility, with the help of the city. Mayor Roy Arnold said the city will put in a road at the park and run the necessary water lines to the area. Other developments the JCs are planning include repair of existing outdoor fireplaces and construction of additional ones, clearing out of weeds along the creek in the area and installing about 20 additional picnic tables, trash containers, and construction of a walkway and garden.
25 years ago
Concerned about pit bulls and other vicious dogs, Danville Commissioner Bunny Davis asked fellow commissioners to take steps to regulate the dogs. “I have a fear of these pit bulls. I notice throughout the country what they can do. A big black and white pit bull was roaming on Sixth Street and in my yard recently. It scared the hell out of me,” Davis said. An existing county-wide dog and cat ordinance requires dogs to be under the control of their owners at all times. However, enforcement of the ordinance has been difficult. The commission discussed establishing some type of regulations of “vicious” dogs last year in response to an attack by a pit bull on a 13-year-old girl in April 1986 who required 112 stitches.
Annexation opponents who already had collected over 200 signatures have had to begin again in order to get the question on November’s ballot. C.W. Foley, president of the Weisiger Woods Neighborhood Association, said the petition had been reworded on the advice of a Louisville attorney, but because the wording was changed, signatures will have to be collected again.
The Danville-Boyle County Public Library announced it received a $385,000 federal grant to help pay for an addition it is planning. The 10,000-square-foot addition will include a basement and two stories and will not be taller than the existing library which faces South Third Street. The addition will be located on Broadway on the lot directly behind the library. To make way for the addition, the library will tear down a building purchased last year from Dr. Louis J. Beto for $95,000.