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Caleb Powers Papers, 1900-1941, 1903-1908 (bulk dates), 1900

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kukm1m51w15 Guide to the Caleb Powers Papers, 1900-1941Processed by Beth Eifler; machine-readable finding aid created by Beth Eifler. Special Collections 2005 Manuscripts University of Kentucky Margaret I. King Library Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0039 USA Phone: (859) 257-8611 Fax: (859) 257-6311 Email: sclref@lsv.uky.edu URL: http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?lweb_id=84&llib_id=13<ab_rank=3 University of Kentucky Libraries. All rights reserved. Machine-readable finding aid derived from ${DERIVED}. Date of source: November 2005Description is in English. Guide to the Caleb Powers Papers, 1900-1941 Contact Information Special Collections Manuscripts University of Kentucky Margaret I. King Library Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0039 Phone: (859) 257-8611 Fax: (859) 257-6311 Email: sclref@lsv.uky.edu URL: http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?lweb_id=84&llib_id=13<ab_rank=3 Processed by: Beth Eifler Date Completed: November 2005 Encoded by: Beth Eifler Copyright 2005 University of Kentucky. All rights reserved. Caleb Powers Papers, 1900-1941, 1903-1908 (bulk dates) 51W15 Wilson, Samuel M. (Samuel Mackay), 1871-1946. 6 cu. ft. The materials are in English. University of Kentucky Libraries, Special Collections Collection is open for research. Copyright has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky. [Identification of item], Caleb Powers Papers, 1900-1941, 51W15, Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington Powers, Caleb, 1869-1932. Goebel, William, 1856-1900 -- Assassination Wilson, Samuel M. (Samuel Mackay), 1871-1946. Lawyers -- Kentucky. Conspiracy -- Kentucky. Assassination -- Politics and government -- Kentucky. Legislators. Statesmen. Kentucky -- History. Kentucky -- Politics and government. Affidavits. Articles. Clippings. Correspondence. Caleb Powers was born near Williamsburg in Whitley County, Kentucky, on February 1, 1869. He attended several public schools in Kentucky, including Union College in Barbourville, the University of Kentucky in Lexington, and Centre College in Danville. He eventually graduated from Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana. After attending West Point from 1890-1891, Powers studied law and was admitted to the Bar in 1894. He served as superintendent of public schools in Knox County from 1894-1899 and was elected secretary of state on the Republican ticket in 1899. The results of the 1899 election were contested by the Democrats and when the legislature convened in January 1900, Democratic candidate William Goebel was declared elected governor over William S. Taylor, Republican incumbent. Goebel was shot outside of the old State Capitol building in Frankfort on January 30 and died four days later on February 3.Powers was charged with complicity in the assassination of Governor Goebel. He was tried four times, with the first two trials resulting in a life sentence and the third in the death penalty. All three sentences were reversed by the Kentucky Court of Appeals and new trials granted. The fourth trial resulted in a hung jury and Powers was eventually pardoned by Kentucky Governor Augustus E. Willson in 1908. Powers went on to be elected as a Republican to three succeeding Congresses (1911-1919). He was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1912, and later moved to Washington, D. C., where he served as assistant counsel for the United States Shipping Board from 1921 until his death on July 25, 1932. These materials primarily relate to the third and fourth trials of Caleb Powers which took place during 1903-1904 and 1907-1908. Papers include the correspondence of Powers, his attorneys, witnesses, and other interested parties; affidavits, subpoenas, and other legal documents; newspaper clippings and magazine articles; and other miscellaneous materials relating to Powers' four trials. Judge Samuel M. Wilson of Lexington served with Powers' defense team and collected the manuscript materials.Related MaterialThe following collections contain materials related to the Goebel assassination and the Caleb Powers hearings: Caleb Powers papers, 1902-1904, 1904-1905. William Sylvester Taylor papers, 1899-1937.William Stuart Lester letters dealing with the Goebel affair, 1952. Bruce Ferguson scrapbook, 1900-1902. Container List THIRD TRIAL, 1903-1904These materials relate to the third trial of Caleb Powers, which took place during 1903-1904 and ended with a guilty verdict and death sentence for Powers. Included are transcripts of witness testimonies, various legal documents and notes, correspondence, published copies of Powers' speech given before the court, and Judge Samuel M. Wilson's notebooks from the trial. WITNESSES11Defendant's WitnessesWITNESS TESTIMONIES12First Volume13Second Volume14Third Volume15Fourth Volume16Sixth and Seventh Volume17Eighth and Ninth Volume18Tenth and Eleventh VolumeMISCELLANEOUS LEGAL DOCUMENTS AND NOTES19Order and Other Documents Concerning the Official Stenographer110Bill of Exceptions111Kentucky Court of Appeals, Brief for Appellant112Motion for New Trial and Court Opinions113NotesSAMUEL WILSON NOTEBOOKS21Third Trial, August 3, 1903 - , Book No. 122Third Trial, August 3, 1903 - , Book No. 223UndatedCORRESPONDENCE241903251904261905271906SPEECHES28Caleb Powers Speech, August 27-28, 190329Caleb Powers Speech, August 27-28, 1903210Address Delivered by Judge James H. Mulligan at Frankfort, KY on October 5, 1903FOURTH TRIAL, 1907-1908These materials relate to the fourth trial of Caleb Powers, which took place during 1907-1908 and ended with a hung jury. Included are subpoenas, witness lists, bills and receipts, correspondence, notebooks and notes, affidavits, motions, and other miscellaneous legal documents. SUBPOENASSubpoenas are organized alphabetically by the county in which they were issued.31Adair - Butler32Caldwell - Daviess33Elliott - Franklin34Gallatin - Hopkins35Jackson - Lyon36Madison - Pulaski37Rockcastle - WolfeWITNESS LISTS38Lists of Senators and Representatives in Regular Session of 190039Witness Lists from Third Trial310Witnesses for the Defense311Witnesses for the ProsecutionAFFIDAVITS, STATEMENTS, AND TESTIMONIES41Witness Affidavits42Witness Statements43Witness Testimonies44Caleb Powers Affidavits and Motions45Samuel Wilson AffidavitsSAMUEL WILSON CALENDAR AND NOTEBOOKS46Calendar/Daily Reminder, 190747Notebook, June 20, 190748Notebook, October 10, 190749Notebook, November 1, 1907JURY SELECTION AND INSTRUCTIONS51Challenges, Motions, and Affidavit Relating to Jury Selection52Challenges and Motions Relating to Jury Selection53Jury InstructionsMISCELLANEOUS LEGAL DOCUMENTS54Court Orders55Misc. Legal DocumentsBILLS AND RECEIPTS56July - November, 1907NOTESThis section includes notes regarding jury selection, witnesses and their testimonies, drafts of motions, points, and addresses to the court, references to prior court decisions and rulings, and other misc. notes taken during trial. 57Notes 158Notes 259Notes 3CORRESPONDENCECorrespondence is arranged alphabetically by sender's last name and chronologically thereunder. A-N61A62B63C64D65E66F67G68H69I610J611K612L613M614N0-Y71O72P73Caleb Powers, December 190674Caleb Powers, June-August 190775Caleb Powers, October-November 190776Caleb Powers, 190877Caleb Powers, undated78R79S710T-U711W712Samuel Wilson713YPOST-TRIAL AND MISCELLANEOUS, 1900-1941This section includes materials from the period following Powers' fourth trial, as well as a few miscellaneous materials relating to all of his trials. 81Petitions for the Pardon of Caleb Powers, 190882Brief prepared for the Petition Committee of Georgetown, Ky. by Caleb Powers, March 18, 190883Newspaper Clippings, 1900-190884The Master Detective, September 1931 and October 193185Correspondence, 1911-194186Kentucky Court of Appeals: Caleb Powers, appellant versus the Commonwealth of Kentucky, appellee. Brief for appellant. Copy 187Kentucky Court of Appeals: Caleb Powers, appellant versus the Commonwealth of Kentucky, appellee. Brief for appellant. Copy 288Kentucky Court of Appeals: Caleb Powers, appellant versus the Commonwealth of Kentucky, appellee. Brief for appellant. Copy 3ELECTION RESULTS AND NEWSPAPERS, 1900-1908ELECTION RESULTS, 1900-190791Statement of the Official Vote of Kentucky, The Morning Democrat, Supplement, Saturday, December 29, 1900.92Statement of the Official Vote of Kentucky, The Morning Democrat, Supplement, Saturday, December 19, 1903.93Statement of Official Vote of Kentucky, The Morning Democrat, Supplement, Wednesday, December 14, 1904.94Election Results, Grant County, Kentucky, November 21, 1907.MISCELLANEOUS NEWSPAPER SECTIONS, 1903-193995Powers, Caleb. "Caleb Powers' Plea for Justice." Lexington Leader, August 30, 1903, Sunday Morning: Second Section 1-6. copy 196Powers, Caleb. "Caleb Powers' Plea for Justice." Lexington Leader, August 30, 1903, Sunday Morning: Second Section 1-6. copy 297The Farmer's Equity Journal, Saturday, May 2, 1908.98"The Last Word on Goebel's Deathbed" by Richard Rennelsen - review of "The First New Dealer, William Goeble" by Urey Woodson. (from Courier-Journal, June 6, 1939)BOUND NEWSPAPER, 1907-19081Lexington Leader, November 10, 1907 - January 5, 1908.