- Richmond Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), September 14, 1898, p. 6, col. 4.
… [List of court actions in Lynchburg for the April term, 1898, set for 17 October 1898] … Given under my hand as commissioner in chancery of the Circuit Court of Lynchburg this the 10th of September, 1898. Charles H. Sackett, Commissioner."
- The Times (Richmond, Va.), January 11, 1900, p. 8, col. 2.
"Virginians in New York. New York, Jan. 10.—Special.—Virginians in New York: … Lynchburg—H. M. Sackett, St. Denis. …"
- The Times (Richmond, Va.), March 4, 1900, p. 14, cols. 1–2.
"Old-Time Members of Lower House
Men Who Have Served in Many Sessions of Congress
The Industrial Commission.
Its Composition, Raison d'être, and the Work It Has Done—Many Witnesses Examined and an Interesting Report Made.
Washington, March 3—Special.— … An interesting and instructive report has been submitted to Congress by William E. Sackett, Secretary of the United States Industrial Commission, on the work of the commission for the year ending January 1, 1900.
The Industrial Commission was created by an act of Congress June 18, 1898. Its chief inspiration was the hope of finding fundamental economic grounds upon which capital and labor can build together, side by side, in more restful harmony. It was principally for the purpose of devising legislation, both national and State, to bring capital and labor into closer sympathy, the the Industrial Commision was called into being.
Its creation is the first step ever taken by the government to make an inquiry of this scope and character for the guidance of Congress and the legislatures in the enactment of a constantly increasing body of industrial laws.
Its Composition. The act of Congress creating the Industrial Commission directed that it should be constituted of five members of the Senate, five members of the House, and nine other persons, fairly representing the different industries and employments, to be appointed by the President. To serve on behalf of the Senate, Senators Kyle, of South Dakota; Penrose, of Pennsylvania; Mantle, of Montana; Mallory, of Florida; and Daniel, of Virginia. On behalf of the House, Representatives Gardner, of New Jersey; Lorimer, of Illinois; Livingston, of Georgia; Bell, of Colorado; and Lovering, of Massachusetts, were appointed. The President selected as their colleagues Messrs. A. L. Harris, of Ohio; E. A. Smyth, of South Carolina; John M. Farquhar, of New York; E. D. Conger, of Michigan; T. W. Phillips, of Pennsylvania; Charles J. Harris, of North Carolina; M. D. Ratchford, of Indiana; John L. Kennedy, of the District of Columbia; and Albert Clark, of Massachusetts. Mr. William E. Sackett, of New Jersey, was appointed secretary. …
The commission made extensive inquiry concerning the relations of industrial combinations, popularly known as "trusts," and through the agency of witnesses much light was thrown on the conduct of the business of such trusts as the Standard Oil, Sugar, Tin-Plate, American Steel and Wire, Federal Steel, Steel Hoop, International Silver, the National Shear, and the whiskey combinations. …
The testimony taken by the commission on this subject is embraced in a volume covering upwards of 1,200 printed pages. …"
[Transcriber's note: This was a rather lengthy article, shortened here, with a lot of details on the work of this commission. See also the short item in the Alexandria Gazette, September 21, 1900, p. 2, about the replacement of William E. Sackett. Apparently, he held this office about 2 years.]
- The Times (Richmond, Va.), May 3, 1900, p. 4, col. 4
"Traders' Bank Case
Not Sufficient Funds to Pay the Preferred Creditors.
Lynchburg, Va., May 2.—Special.—The report of the commissioner, Mr. Charles H. Sackett, in the case of Chas. M. Blackford and James E. Edmunds, trustees, vs. Traders' Bank, has been recorded. In many respects the paper is one of the most interesting that has been filed in the Clerk's office for a long time. In the first place, the subject matter is most voluminous, and would fill a book of considerable size.
Traders' Bank made an assignment in the year 1897, but the commissioner delayed submitting a report, for the reason that he deemed it advisable to wait until the accounts in the hands of numerous banks having relations with the Traders had been, at least to some extent, brought to a satisfactory settlement. For the money borrowed from the various banks numerous collateral securities had been given, and to collect these required much time. Until this phase of the matter was properly solved it was impossible for the commissioner to ascertain what assets might be relied upon. As it is, the assets are exceedingly small, and from all accounts they will not be increased to any material extent.
By Mr. Sackett's report it is seen that the creditors have been divided into three classes—the first, second and third. In the first are included all preferred creditors; in other words, those persons who secured judgments against the Traders before the deed of assignment was executed. The debts in this class amount to $2,497.52.
In the second class are the general creditors, such as depositors, persons holding certificates of deposits, etc. These amount to $71,670.25.
In the third class are the collateral creditors, amounting to something over $20,000. This class includes those debts for which collateral was given. A considerable sum was realized from some of the sureties, but, as stated, the amount of these debts is still over $20,000.
It will thus be seen that the total indebtedness approximates $95,000.
By the commissioner's report the assets in hand are shown to be $1,725.12. As from the amount the commissioner's fee of $450 and the fees of the counsel will have to be deducted, sufficient funds will not have been realized to pay the preferred creditors, whose claims, as stated, amount to $2,497.52."
- The Times (Richmond, Va.), June 1, 1900, p. 5, col. 3.
"Personal and General.
Interesting Facts about Richmond's Citizens and Other Matters.
… Virginians in New York. … Richmond— … R. L. Sackett, Bay State; …."
- Richmond Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), June 2, 1900, p. 3.
"A Notable Company.
Dinner at Which a Kansas Pioneer Acquired a Nickname.
(Kansas City (Mo.) Journal.)
Dr. John Paul Wood, well remembered by the first settlers of Lecompton and Lawrence, Kansas, was known for the last forty years of his life as Dr. J. N. O. P. Wood, for reasons which are hereinafter stated by the Honorable Ely Moore, from whose historical papers we have frequently quoted. …
In January, 1857, Dr. Wood gave a banquet at Lecompton in honor of General W. P. Henderson, who had just resigned his position as Major General of the Kansas Territorial militia. Among the guests present were General William P. Richardson, United States Judge Rush Elmore, United States Judge Sterling G. Cato, ex-Governor Hugh S. Walsh, General H. J. Strickler, the Honorable Sam A. Young, General Frank Marshall, Sheriff Samuel J. Jones, Governor Wilson Shannon, Governor John W. Geary, General T. J. B. Cramer, General John Sedgwick, Captain Delos B. Sackett, General T. W. Sherman, Dr. John P. Wood, and James G. Bailey. …."
- Richmond Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), September 8, 1900, p. 6.
"Court Sale of That Desirable and Centrally Located Three-Story-and-Basement Brick Dwelling-House and Lot, No. 407 Eleventh Street, Between Marshall and Clay Streets.
In part execution of the decree rendered March –, 1900, by the Circuit Court of Campbell County, Va., in the suit … public auction, on the premises, on Monday, September 17, 1900 at 5:30 o'clock p.m. … Charles H. Sackett, Special Commissioner. …."
[Same announcement repeated on 12, 13, and 16 Sep 1900.]
- The Times (Richmond, Va.), September 9, 1900, p. 16, col. 1
"Auction Sales—Future Days. By H. Seldon Taylor, Real Estate Agent and Auctioneer, No. 8 North Eleventh Street.
Court Sale of That Desirable and Centrally Located Three-Story and Basement Brick Dwelling-House and Lot, No. 407 Eleventh Street, Between Marshall and Clay Streets.
In part execution of the decree rendered March -, 1900, by the Circuit Court of Campbell County, Va., in the suit of Elliott, &c. vs. Elliott, $c., I will, as special commissioner thereby appointed, proceed to sell the above-mentioned HOUSE and LOT at public auction, on the premises, on Monday, September 17, 1900, at 5:30 o'clock p.m.
This house was built of the best material, in the most substantial manner, and contains 12 rooms, besides bath-rooms, kitchen, and servants' rooms, and supplied with the usual modern improvements. … Charles H. Sackett, Special Commissioner. In Campbell Circuit Court Clerk's office, April 26, 1900.
I hereby certify that Charles H. Sackett, commissioner, has executed bond as required in above decree. John E. Withers, Clerk."
[This notice is repeated in the following issues: 12, 13, 15, 16 Sep 1900.]
- The Times (Richmond, Va.), September 11, 1900, p. 8, col. 3
Auction Sales—Future Days. [Repeats verbatim the notice published in The Times on September 09, p. 16, col. 1. Same notice appears again in The Times on September 12, 1900, p. 8, col. 5; The Times, September 13, 1900, p. 8, col. 2; The Times, September 15, 1900, p. 6, col. 2; The Times, September 16, 1900, p. 12, col. 1.]
- Richmond Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), October 10, 1900, p. 2, col. 3.
"Property Transfers. Richmond: … Charles H. Sackett, special commissioner, to Lucy F. Murray, lot on east side Eleventh street, between Marshall and Clay, $3,100. …"
- Richmond Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), November 23, 1900, p. 5, col. 1.
"Many at Bennings.
The Largest Crowd of the Meeting in Attendance.
Promising card; Fine Weather.
Liberal Betting; and the Talent Picks Four Winners—Events Also at Newport, Kentucky, and the Atlanta Track.
Washington, November 22.—A promising card, with delightful weather, attracted the largest crowd of the meeting to the Bennings track today. … Summaries: …
Third race—Hunters' Steeplechase; about two miles—Higbie (7 to 10) won, Self Protection (8 to 1 and 2 to 1) second, Sackett (3 to 1) third. Time, 4:09. …."
- Richmond Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), February 16, 1901, p. 6, col. 3.
"Appointed Court Clerk.
Lynchburg, Va., February 15. —(Special.)—Mr. Charles H. Sackett was to-day appointed Clerk of the Corporation Court and ex-officio Clerk of the Circuit Court, to succeed the late Samuel G. Wingfield. Mr. Sackett is a well-known lawyer of this city, and for a number of years served as deputy under Mr. George T. Peers, who has been Clerk of the Appomattox County Court for thirty-five years."
- The Times (Richmond, Va.,), February 23, 1901, p. 8, col. 3.
"Mr. Sackett Resigns.
Mr. Thomas D. Davis Appointed Clerk of Lynchburg Courts.
(Special Dispatch to The Times) Lynchburg, Va., February 22.—Mr. Charles H. Sackett to-day resigned the position of clerk of Corporation and Circuit Courts, to which he was appointed by Judge Christian a few days ago. Mr. Thomas D. Davis, president of the City Council and cashier of Krise's Bank, has been appointed as Mr. Sackett's successor. He qualified this morning. The appointment is for the unexpired term of the late Samuel G. Wingfield, who was re-elected to office July last for six years."
- Richmond Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), February 23, 1901, p. 4, col. 4.
"Lynchburg Court Clerk.
Recent Appointee Resigns and Place Filled.
Lynchburg, Va., February 22.—(Special.)—Mr. Charles H. Sackett, who was recently appointed Clerk of the Corporation and Circuit courts, to succeed to late Samuel G. Wingfield, resigned today. Judge Christian thereupon appointed Mr. Thomas D. Davis, who at once qualified and entered upon the duties of the office. Mr. Davis is president of the City Council, and for a number of years has been cashier of the Key's Banking Company. …."
- The Times (Richmond, Va.), August 04, 1901, p. 2, col. 4.
"Caught in Undertow.
Prominent People Have a Narrow Escape
(By Associate Press.) St. Augustine, Fla., Aug. 3.—A party of prominent people from this city were in bathing at South Beach this afternoon. Five of them, Major J. W. Sackett, J. W. Adams, H. B. Woodward, Mrs. Sackett, and Miss Florence Wood were caught in the undertow beyond the breakers. By the assistance of a number of people in the surf and on the beach four were rescued, some of them exhausted and unconscious.
J. W. Adams was drowned.
The party of five were in a group when the undertow took them off their feet. Calls for help were heard by the bathers, but at first no one could reach them. Finally a life-line was taken out by an expert swimmer, who managed to get it to all. When the strain was put on it the line broke and the party was again taken further out to sea. The line was carried out the second time. Mr. Woodward, who was by this time utterly exhausted, was pulled out by having the line tied to him. By this time no trace of Mr. Adams could be found, as his drowned body had sunk. The drowned man was an Englishman, forty years of age, and claim clerk in the freight department of the East Florida Railway. His relatives live in New York and Philadelphia."
- The Times (Richmond, Va.), September 25, 1901, p. 8, col. 4.
"Major Goodwin's Will. …
(Special Dispatch to The Times.)
Lynchburg, Va., Sept. 24.—The will of the late Major E. W. Goodwin has been admitted to probate in the Nelson County Court. Charles H. and Henry M. Sackett, of this city, qualified as executors, giving bond in the penalty of $65,000. About one-half of Major Goodwin's estate, which is estimated at $50,000 is left to his wife, who was Miss Belle Langhorne, daughter of the late Charles Langhorne. The residue of the property is bequeathed to a sister, Mrs. Pattie P. Gates, and three nephews, Charles N. Goodwin, John W. Goodwin and James A. Pettit."
- Richmond Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), October 10, 1901, p. 1, col. 4.
"The Horse Is King
Second Night of the Show Attracts Another Large Crowd.
Mrs. Maddux Wins Again.
Popular Warrenton Rider Takes First Prize in Class No. 29.
The Enthusiasm Was Great.
Exibition Last Evening Appeared to More Mightily Please the Spectators Than on the Night Preceding—Summary Showing the Winners.
That the horse is king when he wants to rule is being fully demonstrated at the Horse Show this week. …
In the Boxes. Among those in the boxes were the following: … No. 7—Mr. H. M. Sackett, Lynchburg, Va., and Mrs. Daisy Bland Winston. …"
- The Times (Richmond, Va.), April 15, 1902, p. 3, col. 5.
"Horse Show at Lynchburg.
To Follow the Richmond Show—Held Under a Big Tent.—(Special Dispatch to The Times)—Lynchburg, Va., April 14.—Lynchburg will have a horse show this fall and it will be under the management of Mr. C. W. Smith, of Warrenton. While all arrangements are not as yet completed it will doubtless follow close upon the Richmond show in October, and, as Mr. Smith will manage both, all the entries for Richmond will be secured for Lynchburg.
The performance here will be under an immense canvas, to protect the horses and people in the event of bad weather.
Prominent among the gentlemen interested may be mentioned Messrs. Henry M. Sackett, A. P. Craddock, R. D. Apperson, C. S. Adams, C. M. Guggenheimer, S. T. Withers and E. P. Miller."
- Richmond Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), April 16, 1902, p. 7, col. 5.
Lynchburg, Va., April 15.—(Special.) Gentlemen interested in the improvement of horseflesh are arranging for a horse show to be held in this city some time in October, following close upon that held in Richmond. Mr. C. W. Smith, of Warrenton, the manager of the Richmond Horse Show, will also conduct the affairs of the one held here, and in this way the owners of many of the prize-winners from Richmond will find it convenient to bring their animals here.
An immense tent will be used for the occasion, and every frature that has made horse shows a success elsewhere will be tried here, while good money awards will be offered for the best exhibits.
Among those who are prominent in this new movement are Messrs. Henry M. Sackett, A. P. Craddock, R. D. Apperson, C. S. Adams, C. M. Guggenheimer, S. T. Withers, and E. P. Miller."
- The Times (Richmond, Va.), April 25, 1902, p. 6, col. 6.
"City Hall Courts. …
H. M. Sackett qualified to practice law in the Chancery Court yesterday. …
Vaugn Endowment. …
(Special to The Times Dispatch.) Ashland, Va., July 28. … Mrs. Sackett Duell is visiting the family of Judge Duell, in Syracuse and at Beaver Lake, in the Adirondacks. …"
- The Richmond Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), May 31, 1902, p. 7, col. 7.
"Albemarle Horse-Show Association.
Charlottesville, Va., May 31.—(Special.)— … The Albemarle Horse Show Association has elected the following honorary vice-president: Colonel R. H. Dulaney, Upperville; R. P Page, Berryville; C. A. Heinekin, Manassas; John U. Detrick, Orange; Lewis P. Nelson, Culpeper; W. Goolden Davis, Warrenton; W. P. Kind, Front Royal; J. T. Anderson, Richmond; J. C. Stigle, Harrisonburg; S. H. Ball, Leesburg, and H. M. Sackett, Leesburg."
[Transcriber's note: H. M. Sackett should probably be listed from Lynchburg, not Leesburg.]
- The Times (Richmond, Va.), June 13, 1902, p. 1, col. 1.
"Riot and Death in Pawtucket
Serious Disturbances Grow Out of Street-Car Strike.
Under Military Rule
All the Troops Available Are Called into Service.
Scenes of Great Disorder
Cars Containing Deputy Sheriffs Are Stoned and the Streets Blockaded. Boy Shot Down by a Deputy and a Man Perhaps Fatally Injured—The Situation Is Very Grave.
(By Associated Press.) Pawtucket, R. I., June 12.—For the first time in the history of the city bayonets in the hands of soldiers ordered out by the Governor of the State to suppress riotous disturbers, glistened in the streets of Pawtucket today.
The astonishing increases in the number of lawless acts directed against the United Traction Company, whose union men have been on strike since June 2, and the inability of the limited force of police and deputy sheriffs to suppress rioting, induced Governor Kimball to call out the militia.
Numerous scenes of disorder occurred during the day, and more than a score of persons were injured, one fatally. In the presence of about 1,000 persons and the militia this evening Adjutant General Sackett read the riot act.
The city was taken possession of by the militia. A provisional regiment was formed, composed of companies from the First and Second Regiments, with the First Battalion of Cavalry. The regiment responded to an emergency call promulgated by Governor Kimball and Brigadier General Herbert E. Tanner assumed command. In the afternoon orders were issued calling out the Third Division of the Naval Reserves and the Machine Gun Battery. …"
- The Richmond Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), June 13, 1902, p. 1, col. 4.
"Riot in Pawtucket/Serious Fighting as Result of the Strike of Streetcar Employees. State Troops in Control. For First Time in City's History Bayonets Enforce the Law. Boy Shot and Fatally Wounded. Nearly a Regiment of Soldiers Patrol the Streets, Each Man Carrying Forty Ball Cartridges—City Not under Martial Law, as Only an Act of the Legislature Can Provide This.
Pawtucket, R. I., June 12.—For the first time in the history of the city bayonets in the hands of soldiers, ordered out by the Governor of the State to suppress riotous disturbers, glistened in the streets of Pawtucket today.
The astonishing increase in the number of lawless acts directed against the United Traction Company, whose union men have been on strike since June 2nd, and the inability of the force of police and deputy sheriffs to suppress rioting, induced Governor Kimball to call out the militia.
Numerous scenes of disorder occurred during the day, and more than a score of persons were injured, one of them fatally.
In the presence of about 1,000 persons and the militia this evening, Adjutant General Sackett read the riot act. …"
- The Richmond Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), July 6, 1902, p. 13, col. 3.
"The Months Magazines.
The Era: The following are the contents of The Era for July:
Nathan Hale's Own Country (illustrated), Findlay Sackett; …."
- The Richmond Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), July 6, 1902, p. 20, col. 2.
"Have a Horse-Show. Lynchburg Planning for a Big Affair This Fall. The Company Has Organized. Its Capital Stock Is $4,500—Four Thousand Will Be Given in Prizes. Show Will Be Held in a Great Tent.
Lynchburg, Va., July 5.—(Special.)—Lynchburg has definitely decided to have a horse show this fall. Four thousand five hundred dollars has been subscribed to the capital stock of a company, to be known as the Lynchburg Horse Show Association; in addition to this the business interests of the city have contributed $2,500 to assist in making the initial performance a success, and plans are well under way for an exhibition which bids fair to be the biggest thing of the kind Lynchburg ever had.
To Be Held in October. The first annual show will be held October 22d to 24, the week following Richmond's show, under a tent with a seating capacity of 4,000 people. Four thousand dollars will be offered in prizes. The officers of the association are: H. M. Sackett, president; John A. Faulkner, secretary and treasurer, and C. W. Smith, of Warrenton, Va., manager."
- The Times (Richmond, Va.), July 23, 1902, p. 1, col. 4.
"Committee Is After Judge C. J. Campbell
Judge Brown, Mr. Strode and Others Here.
Paper from Lynchburg
Names of Lawyers Who Signed Memorial Asking for an Investigation. Member of the Committee Talks—Will be Satisfied When Matter Is Before Proper Tribunal.
The Campbell-Crawford horse-whipping case will most likely come up in both branches of the General Assembly today at the request of members of the bars of the counties of Amherst and Nelson and the city of Lynchburg, who practice before the County Court of Amherst, and citizens of the latter county, speaking through a committee, which is now on the ground.
The committee is composed of Mr. Aubrey E. Strode, of Lynchburg; Judge J. Thompson Brown, of Nelson; Rev. A. H. Moore, commissioner of the revenue; A. D. Beard; and Messrs. Walter C. Massie and William E. Thomas, of Amherst.
Member Talks. The object of the mission of the committee can be best set forth by an interview which was had with a member of the committee last night. …
May Present Them Today. It is understood that the memorial of the Lynchburg bar on the subject, which was printed in The Times yesterday, will be presented in both Houses of the General Assembly today.
This paper, along with others of the same character, are now in the hands of the committee. The Lynchburg petition is signed by the following well known lawyers of that city: Wm. V. Wilson, Jr., Jno. G. Haythe, J. T. Noell, Jr., A. H. Burroughs, J. E. Edmunds, Volney E. Howard, Jno. L. Lee, Robert D. Yancey, F. S. Kirkpatrick, D. H. Howard, A. R. Long, J.D. Horsley, Jno. H. Christian, F. W. Whitaker, Randolph Harrison, J. H. Lewis, Chas. H. Sackett, Henry A. Minor, Jr., Jno. W. Harvey, W. M. Murrell, N. C.. Manson, Jr., D. H. T. Adams, Jr., Thos. Whitehead, Jr."
- Richmond Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), July 30, 1902, p. 8, col. 1.
"A Great Horse Show
Will Be a Fine Exhibition at Charlottesville To-morrow.
A Long List of Entries.
The Number Is Much Larger Than the Management Expected—Many Well-Known Horses Will Compete. Visitors Are Arriving.
Charlottesville, Va., July 29.—(Special.)—The Albemarle Horse Show will open at Jefferson Park Thursday morning with a fine list of entries, … Among the well-known exhibitors are … H. M. Sackett, Lynchburg; … The Entries. The official program for the first day is as follows: … Class 8—Roadsters; best 5-year-old and over; to be shown in harness— … 7. Helen H. (F. M. Sackett); … Class 11—Horses in Harness; all ages; 15½ hands high and under; to be shown in harness— … 4. Helen H., (H. M. Sackett); …."
- The Times (Richmond, Va.), July 30, 1902, p. 5, col. 5
"Bright Prospect for Horse Show
Charlottesville the Mecca of Lovers of the Sport.
The Prominent Lady Riders
Mrs. Blair Johnson Demonstrates Her Skill When Her Horse Falls in the Streets of the City—Courtland H. Smith Leads in Number.
(Special Dispatch to The Times.) Charlottesville, Va., July 29.—The Albemarle Horse Show which open[sic] Thursday morning, promises to be the best exhibition ever held in this part of the State. Visitors from all sections of the State are arriving, and by tomorrow night the city hotels will be well filled. An unusually attractive program has been arranged and a handsome premium list offered, and entries have been made far surpassing the most sanguine expectations of the managers. …
Home Horses. … Class 8—Roadsters—Monticola Farm, Howardsville; J. Tatnall Lea, Philadelphia; W. E. Boeing; H. M. Sackett, Lynchburg; M. B. Langhorne, Greenwood; Mrs. W. C. Reed; Joel M. Cochran, Charlottesville. …"
- The Times (Richmond, Va.), July 31, 1902, p. 2, col. 4.
"Albemarle Horse Show Begins To-Day
Over Three Hundred Entries in All the Classes—A Large Crowd Expected.
(Special Dispatch to The Times) Charlottesville, Va., July 30.—The city is alive with preparations for the opening of the Horse Show to-morrow. … Entries—Second Day. … Class 9—best pair of gentlemen's roadsters, to be shown to pole—J. Tatnall Lea, H. M. Sackett, D. A. Langhorne, … Class 19—ladies' harness horses— … H. M. Sackett, Lynchburg; …."
- The Richmond Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), July 31, 1902, p. 3, col. 2.
"Second Day's Programme of Albemarle Horse Show
A Long List of Entries—Many Prominent Lovers of Horseflesh Interested—Crowds Coming In.
Charlottesville, Va., July 30.—(Special.)—The Albemarle Horse Show, which opened here today, has already attracted large crowds to this city, and from present indications the affair will be a brilliant social and financial success.
Following is the official program for the second day of the show, together with a list of the entries:
…Class 9. Roadsters—Best pair gentlemen's roadsters, to be shown to pole; … 2. Alice M. and Helen H. (H. M. Sackett); …
Class 19. Ladies' Harness Horses—Horses, 14 hands 2 inches; to be shown before a cart, runabout, or any vehicle suitable for a lady; horse should have conformation, style, all-around action, good manners, and stand quietly without being held; to be driven by a lady— … 7. Alice M. (H. M. Sackett); …."
- The Times (Richmond, Va.), August 1, 1902, p. 1, col. 5.
"Fine Horses and Fair Women Make Albemarle Show Success
Great and Enthusiastic Crowd Out, Despite the Rain—Bumblebees and Mrs. Shaw's Queen Bee Create a Furor—Richmond Riders Win Prizes.
(Special Dispatch to The Times) Charlottesville, Va., July 31.—The second annual exhibition of the Albemarle Horse Show Association began this morning, and will last through tomorrow. …
Winners of the Day. … Class 8. Roadsters, best five-year-old and over; … Alice M., owned by W. M. Sackett, Lynchburg, second prize $5; Helen, owned by H. M. Sacket, third prize, ribbon."
- Richmond Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), August 1, 1902, p. 5, col. 7.
"Day of Fine Horses/Big Shows at Charlottesville and Winchester Yesterday/Former a Grand Success/There Was Also a Fair-Sized Crowd at Winchester—List of the Events and the Prize Winners—Several Riders Thrown.
Charlottesville, Va., July 31.—(Special.)—The heavy rain of yesterday made the promoters of the horse-show uneasy. …
Class 8—Roadsters; best five year and over in harness—1. Jeff Davis, $25 (Joel Cochran); 2. Alice M., $10 (H. M. Sackett); 3. Helen H., ribbon (H. M. Sackett.)"
- The Richmond Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), August 2, 1902, p. 1, col. 6.
"Lynchburg Cotton Mill's Immense July Sales.
… Horse Gossip.
Lynchburg, Va., August 1—(Special.)— … A letter received this morning from Mr. H. M. Sackett, who is attending the Albemarle Horse Show at Charlottesville, with two fine driving horses, states that yesterday in the single roadster class with ten entries in competition, he was awarded the second and third prizes. On account of the rain and consequent mud the track was too heavy for Mr. Sackett's horses, and a bigger animal won the first. Mr. Sackett has his horses entered today in a team class and in the ladies' driving class, and has strong hopes of being successful."
- The Times (Richmond, Va.), August 2, 1902, p. 2, col. 4
"Albemarle Horse Show a Memory (Continued from First Page.) … The Winners. …
Class 9—Matched pairs (roadsters—Alice M. and Helen H., owned by H. M. Sackett, Lynchburg, first prize, $25; Font and May, owned by Mrs. Wellford C. Reed, Keswick, second prize, $10; Cynthia and Lonlon, owned by J. Tatnall Lea, Philadelphia, theirs prize, $5. …"
- Richmond Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), August 3, 1902, p. 24, col. 6.
"Won a First Prize.
Mr. H. M. Sackett returned this morning from the Albemarle Horse Show at Charlottesville with his team, Alice M. and Helen H., who in the matched pairs roadsters yesterday were awarded first prize. It will also be remembered that the day previous they won a second and third prize respectively. Mr. Sackett was very much pleased not only with his own good fortune, but with the success of the horse show. He gained many good ideas, which he will put in use at the big show to be held here at the end of October."
- The Richmond Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), September 14, 1902, p. 2, col. 2.
"Lynchburg's Horse Show.
Exhibition Building Will Seat 5,000. The Boxes Selling Well.
Lynchburg, Va., September 13.—(Special.)—A contract has been let by the Lynchburg Horse Show Association to Moseley & Daniel, contractors, of this city, for the erection of a structure for the show on the base-ball grounds in Rivermont. The contract price, which does not include the canvas covering for the arena nor the wiring, is $3,300. Some idea of the size of this structure can be had when one is told that about 150,000 feet of lumber will be used in the construction, and that the seating capacity will be 5,000. Under the contract the building is to be completed and ready for occupancy by October 10th.
Local horse owners are taking a great interest in the show. …
… Among those who have already taken boxes are … Mr. Henry M. Sackett. The dates of the show are Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, October 22d, 23d, and 24th."
- The Times (Richmond, Va.), October 9, 1902, p. 1, col. 3.
"Wealth of Coloring
Brilliant Scene Around Arena in Lynchburg
Two Fine Exhibitions
Matinee Largely Attended and the Performances Are of an Excellent Order—Fine Hunters Shown Over Timbers.
(Special to the Times-Dispatch.) Lynchburg, Va., Oct. 8.—The second day of the Lynchburg Horse Show has been added to history. …
Summaries. … First event—roadsters—entries, … H. M. Sackett's Helen M. and Alice M., … [p. 2, col. 6.] Third event—combination harness and saddle horses—entries, … H. M. Sackett's Cock Robin, ….Evening Events. … Third event, saddle horses: Entries— … Sackett's Cock Robin …."
- The Times (Richmond, Va.), October 14, 1902, p. 3, col. 6
President Sackett of Hilly City Association in This City.
Among the visitors at the Horse Show building yesterday were Mr. H. M. Sackett, president of the Lynchburg Horse Show Association, and Mr. C. S. Adams, a director. These gentlemen are now busy arranging the details of their own exhibition, which will be pulled off in Lynchburg next week. …"
- The Times (Richmond, Va.), October 23, 1902, p. 3 col. 5.
"Beautiful Women View Fine Horses (Continued from First Page.)
Pair of Roadsters. In the next class for pair of roadsters there were five entries, and all of them are owned in this city. The competition was keen, and cheer upon cheer rent the air as the light road wagons were whirled over the tan bark arena. Mr. H. M. Sackett, the president of the Horse Show Association drove a pretty pair of bay mares, Helen H. and Alice M., and they were instant favorites with the crowd. Mr. R. S. Terry's pair of geldings were given more applause than any others in the ring, and were driven with more dash and skill by their owner than were the others in the contest. … The crowd picked them to win, but the judges did not. They were a splendid pair, but they were not matched in color, and were not given a ribbon. …
Mr. Sackett's pair got the blue, while the red went to a pair of bays owned by Dr. Preston, of this city. …."
- Richmond Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), October 23, 1902, p. 4, col. 6.
"Lynchburg Horse Show Opens Auspiciously.
A Large and Substantial Amphitheatre, Many Exhibitors, and the Patronage of Society.
Lynchburg, Va., October 22.—(Special.)—The Lynchburg Horse Show, the last of the series of Virginia exhibitions, commenced at 8 o'clock t-night, with a most brilliant and auspicious opening. The Lynchburg Horse Show Association, of which Mr. H. M. Sackett is president, and Mr. J. A. Faulkner, is secretary, was chartered last spring by a number of public-spirited business men with ample capital, the prevailing idea being to make it a permanent institution. In the suburb of Rivermont, directly on the street-car line, about a mile from the city, the association has erected a substantial amphitheater, 265 feet long by 180 feet broad, with a show ring 187 feet long by 80 feet broad, the who being well lighted by a large number of arc lights. ….Local Exhibitors. Among the local exhibitors are … Mr. H. M. Sackett, … The Awards. The following are the awards, which in every class were $80 for first, $40 for second, $20 for third, and ribbon for fourth. … Pair roadsters—Five entries: First, Helen H. and Alice M., owned by H. M. Sackett; …."
- The Richmond Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), October 24 1902, p. 2, col. 1
Greatest Enthusiasm Prevails at Lynchburg Horse-Show.
Ladies' Toilets Brilliant.
Some Excitement Caused by a Collision of Roadsters—Mr. Samuel Withers Hurt, but Not Seriously—The Awards in Various Classes.
Lynchburg, Va., October 23—(Special.)—Nearly five thousand people attended the afternoon and night exhibitions at the Horse Show, ….
Awards. Single roadsters; ten entries—First, W. R. Winfree's Captain Kidd; second H. W. Glass' Romeo; third, H. M. Sackett's Helen H; fourth, Dr. George M. Preston's Rose.
Afternoon Winners. This afternoon's awards at the Horse Show were as follows: Roadsters and appointments—First, H. W. Glass' Romeo; second, Dr. George M. Preston's Mary; third, W. R. Winfree's Captain Kidd; fourth, H. M. Sackett's Helen H. …"
- The Times (Richmond, Va.), October 25, 1902, p. 1, col. 7.
"Taylor's Guy Rock Jumps Over Six Feet
Splendid Performance of Baltimore Horse at Lynchburg
Horse Show a Success
Last Night Closes with Gre[at] Enthusiasm
Lynchburg, Va. October 24—With Guy Rock, the splendid jumper of R. M. Taylor, of Baltimore, going over the bars at more than six feet, the Lynchburg Horse Show closed tonight with the audience in a high state of excitement and enthusiasm ….
The show closed tonight, and it is considered a brilliant success, and the prospects are bright for the next one. Mr. Sackett, to whose energies much of the success of the venture is due, has been the recipient of the hearty congratulations of all those associated with him, and by all who are interested in the advancement of the horse in Virginia. …
Ladies' turnouts—Lady Marjorie, Mountain View Farm, first; Reta N., C. W. Smith, second; Helen H., H. H. Sackett, third; …
Hunters and jumpers—local—Torchlight, H. M. Sackett, first; Barney, S. M. Loyd, second."
- Richmond Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), October 25, 1902, p. 2, col. 2.
"Lynchburg Horse Show Closes in Fine Shape.
Last Performance in Many Respects the Most Interesting of All—The Final Awards.
Lynchburg, Va., October 24.—(Special.)—Afternoon Winners. Ladies' turnouts— … third prize, to H. M. Sackett's Helen H., driven by Miss Flynn; … Hunters and jumpers, local class—First, to H. M. Sackett's Torchlight; …."
- The Times (Richmond, Va.), December 4, 1902, p. 4, col. 5
"Lorton-Lawrence Marriage Today
In Trinity Chapel, New York, This Afternoon.
Many Southerners Present
The Church Will Be Beautifully Decorated—A Small Reception After the Ceremony at the Residence of the Bride's Parents.
(Special Dispatch to The Times.) New York, December 4.—The wedding of Mr. Heth Lorton and Miss Mary Newbold Lawrence will take place this afternoon in Trinity Chapel at 3 o'clock. This will be one of the largest fashionable weddings of the season. The bride and groom are so well known that an unusually large number of relatives and friends will assemble to witness the ceremony, ….
Among some of the well known people to be at the wedding will be Mr. Ernest F. Ayrault, Mr. and Mrs. Sackett M. Barclay, …."
- The Times (Richmond, Va.), December 16, 1902, p. 5, col. 2.
"Wedding of Note.
Mr. John A. Faulkner and Miss Tucker Clark Married.
(Special to The Times-Dispatch.) Lynchburg, Va., Dec. 15.—Mr. John A. Faulkner, secretary of the Board of Trade, and Miss Tucker Clark, daughter of Dr. A. J. Clark, were married here this evening.
The wedding took place at Grace Memorial Church in the presence of friends and relatives, and the ceremony was performed by the rector, Rev. John J. Lloyd, D.D.
Mr. H. M. Sackett was best man, and Miss Bessie DeWitt was maid of honor. …."
- The Times (Richmond, Va.), December 21, 1902, p. 31, col. 4.
"A Wonderful Run
President of Lynchburg Horse Show Has a Narrow Escape. (Special Dispatch to The Times)
Lynchburg, Va., December 20.—Mr. Henry Sackett, president of the Horse Show, had a remarkable escape from death this morning while fox hunting, and his hunter, Torchlight, of Horse Show fame, beat a freight train a clear race down a steep grade. While following the hounds along the side of the Southern Railway on a steep bank Mr. Sackett turned to find a freight train behind him in about fifty feet. Without a moment's hesitation he threw himself from the horse down the bank. He held to the bridle with the view of pulling the horse after him, but the animal broke away and ran at record-breaking speed ahead of the train.
When he had raced just as long as he thought proper, he leaped across the track directly in front of the locomotive, and in a moment was making a new record in his flight through the woods. He had cleared the track at a bound, an accomplishment that would have won him great honors at the Horse Show. The pilot of the engine was almost under him as he made the jump, but so intent was he on following out his plan of escape, that in all likelihood he would have leaped over the engine if it had been in his way.
The horse was caught a short while afterwards by some country people who were at work near by."
[Transcriber's note: See another account of this incident in the Alexandria Gazette, December 22, 1902. This is probably Henry Moseley Sackett, #1251 in the Sackett database, (1874- ). See also the marriage notice in The Alexandria Gazette, November 8, 1906, p. 3, for marriage of H. M. Sackett and Mina Norvell Otey.]
- The Times-Dispatch (Richmond, Va.) May 5, 1903, p. 2, col. 2.
"Yellow Tail Won Montague Stakes (By Associated Press.)
New York May 4.—John Sackett's Yellow Tail with 129 pounds on his back and admirably ridden by Waterbury, won the Montague stakes, the feature event at Jamaica today. The winner was at odds of 30 to 1. The big son of Watercress ran the mile and a sixteenth in 1:46 2-5, which equals the mark set by Blackstock in the Excelsior handicap on the opening. The use of the starting machine was today stopped by injunction. …"
- The Times Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), October 9, 1903, p. 1, col. 3, p. 2, col. 6.
"Wealth of Coloring
Brilliant Scene Around Arena in Lynchburg
Two Fine Exhibitions
Matinee Largely Attended and the Performances Are of an Excellent Order—Fine Hunters Shown Over Timbers.? (Special to The Times-Dispatch.) LYNCHBURG. VA., Oct. 8.—The second day of the Lynchburg Horse Show has been added to history. People of Lynchburg have concluded that the horse show is well worthy of belong patronized and consequently the big entertainment is going to prove a grand success socially as well as financially. …
Summaries. The afternoon events resulted as follows: First event—roadsters—entries. … H. M. Sackett's Helen M. and Alice M., ….
[p. 2] Third event—combination harness and saddle horses—entries, … H. M. Sackett's Cock Robin ….
Evening events. The evening events were as follows: … Third event, saddle horses: Entries— … Sackett's Cock Robin, … ."
- The Times Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), October 10, 1903, p. 2, col. 5.
Lynchburg Show Passed All Expections
Well-Known Names of Equine Favorites to Be Found in List of Winners of the Events of the Last Day.
(Special to The Times-Dispatch.) Lynchburg, Va., Oct. 9—The third day of the Lynchburg Horse Show has come to a close. … Summaries.
First event—horse and runabout—Entries, … H. M. Sackett's Helen M.; … Winners— … Helen, fourth.
Second event—saddle horses—Entries, … H. M. Sackett's Cock Robin; … Winners— … Cock Robin, fourth.
Third event—roadsters—Entries, … Sackett's Helen M., … Winners— … Helen M., second; ….
Sixth event—Local Class—Entries, … Sackett's Torchlight, … Winners— … Torchlight, first, …."
- The Times-Dispatch (Richmond, Va.) October 11, 1903, p. 2, col. 1.
[cont. from p. 1] "Entries in Full for Horse Show Which Opens Tuesday
…Among the stables expected to arrive today are those of … H. M. Sackett, ….
Class 29—Ladies' Saddle Horses.
… To be judged by their quality, manners, paces and conformation. … Cock Robin, b.g., 15, 5 yrs. Sire, Fesler. Exhibitor—H. M. Sackett. …"
- The Times Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), October 11, 1903, p. 3, cols. 1, 2.
[Headline, p. 1.] "Horse-Show Week Dawns To-day and with It Comes the Promise of the Greatest Event in Many Years."
[Subhead, p. 2.] "Thursday Evening, October 15
A roadster should not be under 15 hands high. Open only to mares and geldings. Horse, 3 years old and over to be shown to wagon. First prize, $100; second prize, $50; third prize, $25; fourth prize, ribbon. …
Helen H., br. m., 15, 7 yrs. Sire, Governor Stanford, dam Alice Crayton. Exhibitor—H. M. Sackett.
Alice M., br. m., 15, 6 yrs. Sire Governor Stanford, dam Alice Clayton. Exhibitor—H. M. Sackett. …
Class 27—Saddle Horses. To be judged by their quality, manners, paces, and conformation. The gaits required to be shown will be walk, trot and canter. Horse 15 hands and under 15 hands 2 inches. First prize, $100; second prize, $50; third prize, $25; fourth prize, ribbon.
… Cock Robin, b. g., 15, 1 1/3, 5 yrs. Sire Fesler. Exhibitor—H. M. Sackett. …"
- The Times-Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), October 17, 1903, p. 2, col. 1.
"[cont. from p. 1: A Perfect Feast Provided for All Who Are Lovers of Fine Horses]
… There were a number of other entries in the class worthy of mention, including Mr. Henry M. Sackett's Cock Robin, ridden very ably by his owner, and Dr. L. S. Rucketts' Lady Olga, owner up. Mr. Sackett is president of the Lynchburg Horse Show Association, and Mr. Rucketts is secretary of the Orange Horse Show. Both of them have excellent horses and their riding is above all reproach."
- The Times Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), February 26, 1904, p. 5
Delegates Elected to the Association in Session in Washington.
(Special to The Times Dispatch.) Manassas, Va., Feb. 25.—The following gentlemen have been selected as delegates to the Virginia Horse Show Association, which meets at the New Willard Hotel, in Washington, next Monday at 2 o'clock for the purpose of selecting dates for Virginia shows: Richmond, J. T. Anderson; Norfolk, M. E. Forbes; Lynchburg, H. M. Sackett; Charlottesville, Joel M. Cochran; Orange, Dr. L. S. Ricketts; Culpeper, C. W. Smith; Warrenton, C. W. Smith; Harrisonburg, Dr. A. Myers; Front Royal, W. P. King; Berryville, Charles Mullikin; Manassas, J. Jenkin DavisÉ."
- The Times Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), Sunday, March 13, 1904, p. 9, col. 3.
"Horses and Horsemen
Notes from Gloucester, Mathews and Middlesex.
The Socman, Son Sir Dixon
Princes King—Ellerslie Stud's First Foal—Woodclaim, the Daughter of Contract.
… President H. M. Sackett, of the Lynchburg Horse Show Association, who is deeply interested not only in that organization, but in the Virginia Horse Show circuit as well, is also a breeder of fine horses. Mr. Sackett has in the stud the handsome bay horse The Socman, thoroughbred son of Sir Dixon and Erminitude, by Pat Malloy, second dam Asteria, by Planet, the son of Revenue and famous Nina, by Boston. The Socman is 16 hands high and in him you find substance combined with fine form and finish. The Socman, like his sire Sir Dixon, was a good race[r] and Mr. Sackett hopes to see him sire winners both on the flat and over the jumps. ..."
- The Times Dispatch (Richmond, Va.,), October 15, 1904, p. 7, col. 1–2.
"Lynchburg Horse Show
Hunt Teams. The band played "A-Hunting We Shall Go" as a prelude to the hunt teams. This sporty touch did credit to the show. … Harrison Oak Ridge was composed of Mr. Sackett, Mr. Lewis and Mr. Winfree. … The picture was a fine one of fifteen hunters, ridden by members in hunting colors, at once in the ring. …
Mr. Sackett rode with two raps; Mr. Lewis rode clean; Mr. Winfree rode with two raps; …."
- The Times Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), August 4, 1904, p. 5, cols. 4–5.
"Albemarle Horse Show (cont. from first page)
… In the Boxes. … H. M. Sackett, of Lynchburg; ….
… Green saddle horses that have never won a blue ribbon prior to this year—first, Brilliant, Mrs. Allen Potts, "Castle Hill;" second, Lord Chesterfield, Blair Johnson, Warrenton; third, Cock Robin, H. R. Sackett, Lynchburg; fourth, Playmate, A. B. Steele, Atlanta.
… Green hunters that have never won ribbon prior to 1904—first, Cygnet, Charles W. Smith, Warrenton; second, Firelight, Mrs. Allen Potts, "Castle Hill;" third, Arc Light, Blair Johnson, Warrenton; fourth Easter Sunday, H. L. Sackett, Lynchburg.
Ladies' Hunters. … Albemarle green hunters that have never won ribbon in any jumping contest—first, Easter Sunday, H. L. Sackett; … Combination harness and saddle horses—first, Lady Lightfoot, Goodyear and Moore, Charlottesville; second, Lady Olga, L. S. Ricketts, Orange; third, Brilliant, Mrs. Allan Potts, "Castle Hill;" fourth, Cock Robin, H. L. Sackett, Lynchburg."
- The Times Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), October 5, 1904, p. 5, col. 2.
"Lynchburg Horse Show
The Seventh Cavalrymen to Come Sooner Than Expected.
(Special to the Times-Dispatch.) Lynchburg, Va., Oct. 4.—The management of the Lynchburg Horse Show Association is very busy these days in their preparation for the horse show to be held here on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of the coming week, and everything indicates that there will be few if any better horse shows in the South this year. …
In the hunt team classes there will be five teams shown—one from the West Chester Hunt, of New York; two from the Cameron Hunt, one from the Orange Hunt, and another from the Oak Ridge Hunt Club, of this city. The local team will consist of Mr. J. M. B. Lewis, on Mr. C. S. Adams's newly purchased hunter, "Josephine;" Mr. Peyton B. Winfree, on "Arno," and Mr. Henry M. Sackett, on "Easter Sunday." The animals shown in this team are all the same size and color, and they are clean jumpers. The local team will be properly turned out and will have one of the best teams here this year. …."
- The Times Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), October 13, 1904, pp. 1, 3; col. 3.
"Lynchburg Horse Show
Brilliant Scene at the Opening of the Second Night.
Military Drill Excellent
(Special from a Staff Correspondent.) Lynchburg, Va., October 12.—The second night of the Lynchburg Horse Show opened brilliantly. A much larger crowd was in attendance, and society was more in evidence. I noted especially that Senator Martin received the lion's share of attention as he walked about the arena. ….
A Thing of Beauty. During the intermission Mr. Sackett, [p. 3, col. 5] president of the show, walked slowly across the ring. He was arrayed as a thing of beauty, and the crowd was quick to show its appreciation.
Three cheers greeted Mr. Sackett, the band played, "For He Is a Jolly Good Fellow," and Mr. Sackett smiled. It was a very good imitation of a smile. ….
High Jumps. The last jumping class of the evening… . Mr. Osborne riding Mr. Sackett's Easter Sunday, was ruled out on refusals. …"
- The Times-Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), December 20, 1904, p. 5, col. 3.
"Special to The Times-Dispatch.) Lynchburg, Va., Dec. 19.—The Rivermont Realty Company, incorporated, with J. Gordon Payne, president; Henry M. Sackett, vice-president; J. C. Woodson, secretary, and C. H. Sackett, treasurer, has just received a charter from the Corporation Commission. The capital stock is $20,000, and the company virtually succeeds to the real estate business that was formerly conducted by the Citizens' Bank."
- The Times Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), April 9, 1905, p. 23, col. 4.
The Coming Duell-Child Wedding Attracts Much Attention.
(Special to The Times-Dispatch.) Ashland, Va., April 8.—The society interest of this community is concentrated as a unit on the brilliant Duell-Child wedding, which will take place here on the 19th instant in the Duncan Memorial Chapel. The families of both contracting parties are widely known, and there will probably be more distinguished visitors from a distance in Ashland than ever before. Miss Louise Child is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful young women in Virginia. Mr. Sackett Duell is the second son of Mr. G. H. Duell, of Syracuse, N.Y., recently the treasurer of the Republican National Committee, and now located at Washington in public office. He is known as one of the closest and warmest friends of President Roosevelt. …"
- The Times-Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), April 18, 1905, p. 6, cols. 3–4.
"Personal Mention. … Mrs. Louise Fisher has sent out cards for the marriage of her daughter, Louise Child, to Mr. William Sackett Duell, Wednesday, April 19th, at 6:30 p.m., in Duncan Memorial Church, Ashland, Va. Mrs. Duell, of Washington, and Mrs. Dechler, of Camden, New York, will be among the guests from a distance to attend the wedding."
- The Times Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), April 20, 1905, p. 5, col. 3.
"Weddings in Old Virginia
Elegant Society Event in the Duncan Memorial Church.
Miss Louise Child a Bride
Weds Mr. William Sackett Duell, of New York—Post-Wedding Reception.
(Special to The Times-Dispatch.) Ashland, Va., April 19.—Mr. William Sackett Duell, of New York, and Miss Louise Child, of Ashland, were married here this evening in the Duncan Memorial Chapel at 6:30 o'clock. The wedding was, perhaps, the most brilliant that this little town has had in its history. … Miss Child is the only daughter of Mrs. Louise Fisher, the widow of Mr. Jesse Child, of Richmond, …. The groom is the second son of Judge C. H. Duell, of the Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia, and for many years United States Commissioner of Patents.
… Mr. C. H. Duell acted as best man. …
The groom is connected with the American Tobacco Company, and will probably be transferred at an early date from Lancaster, Pa., to Richmond, Va.
Among those present … Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Duell …."
[Transcriber's note: This couple appears in the 1910 census in New York, with two young sons. William Sackett Duell applied for a passport in 1923 for travel with his wife Ann Livingston Duell, whom he had marr. in 1920. His father is listed as Charles Holland Duell, deceased. His mother, according to a 1900 NY census, is Harriet S. Duell, b. about 1855 in NY. We have a Harriet Sackett in our database, b. about 1855, but in Illinois. Could she be William Sackett Duell's mother? Did his first wife, Louise Child, die before 1920? Were they divorced?]
- The Times-Dispatch (Richmond, Va.,), July 23, 1905, p. 16, col. 5.
"News of Horses and Horsemen
Echoes of Fredericksburg Horse Show and Some of the Winners.
David Dunlop's Stable
Sale of Trotters—Fatherless Two-Year-Olds—Mr. Sackett's Jumpers.
The Fredericksburg Horse Show was a success in spite of being handicapped by unfavorable weather conditions, and the management have just use to point to their second annual show with pride. ….
The private stable of H. M. Sackett, at Lynchburg, is not large, but a better appointed, more cleverly arranged affair is seldom seen in Virginia. Mr. Sackett owns the thoroughbred stallion The Socman, bay horse, 11., by Sir Dixon, dam Ermintude, by Pat Mally, second dam Asteria, a daughter of the great race horse Planet. Generous patronage has been accorded him in the stud at Lynchburg, and the good looking son of Sir Dixon should sire many horses of a useful sort from the general purpose mares in that section. In the same stable are Easter Sunday and The Sultan, which are being schooled over the jumps and show some class. The Sultan is four years old, and was sired by Bohemian, dam Nina, a fine mare owned by the late A. L. Boulware. As president and a member of the board of directors of the Lynchburg Horse Show Association, he is deeply interested in the welfare of that organization, and takes an active part in its counsels."
- The Times Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), August 6, 1905, p. 17.
"Staunton Show Begins Tuesday
A Great Exhibition of Horses and Race Programme Occupying Three Days. …
Some of the Classes. Amongst those who will exhibit horses are … Mr. H. N. Sackett, of Lynchburg; …."
- The Times Dispatch (Richmond, Va.) September 10, 1905, p. 16, col. 3.
"News of Horses and Horsemen
Lynchburg Horse Show Association's List of Officers.
Otho Vaughan and Old Mike
They Are Winners—Amyline, 2:17 1-4—Jimmy Lane Wins $2,900.
The prize list of the Lynchburg Horse Show Association has been issued, and quite a neat publication it is. … The officers of the association are representative men, all residents of Virginia, and of a personnel most creditable to the organization represented. They are: H. M. Sackett, president; Paul C. Edmunds vice-president; C. S. Adams, secretary; W. H. Liggan, assistant secretary; John M. Otey, treasurer; Julian Morris, manager.
Board of Directors—H. M. Sackett, C. S. Adams, C. Guggenheimer, R. S. Oglesby, R. D. Apperson, Peyton B. Winfree, W. J. Almond, Paul C. Edmunds, H. H. Harris. …."
- The Times Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), October 5, 1905, p. 3, cols. 5–6.
"Donlop Leading in Harness Class
The Duel Between Him and Garber Continues in Lynchburg.
Fine Events Yesterday
An Accident After the Show Which Put Many in Great Peril.
Special from a Staff Correspondent.) Lynchburg, Va., October 4.—When the bugle sounded for the first class of the second night of the Horse Show, … Again it was a duel to the death between the stables of Mr. Dunlop and Mr. Garber, … The next class, for local hunters, owned and hunted by members of the Oak Ridge Hunt Club, brought out a small, but good, field. President Sackett on "Josephine" knocked down one jump; Mr. Lewis on "Concho" had one tip; Mr. Winfree on "Arho" made one tip, and President Sackett on "Easter Sunday" went clean. Blue and a handsome silver cup went to President Sackett's "Easter Sunday." … Summaries: … Oak Ridge Hunters: First, Easter Sunday, H. M. Sackett; …."
- The Times Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), October 7, 1905, p. 3, col. 2.
"Lynchburg Show's Brilliant Close
Were Five Hard Falls Last Night, But No One Was Badly Hurt.
The Pony Class Was Great
Something Doing in the Ring When the Sporting Tandems Came Out.
(Special from a Staff Correspondent.) Lynchburg, Va., October 6.—The Lynchburg Horse Show closed to-night in a blaze of enthusiasm, and on all sides was heard the remark, "We'll have even a greater show next year."
The people are rapidly acquiring the knowledge of horse that is essential to a successful show. To Mr. Julian Morris and Mr. Sackett, more than any others, is due the happy outcome of this year's show, for, barring the withdrawal of Mr. Garber's stables, nothing of an unpleasant nature occurred. … In the free for all jump class, in which performance only counted, "Easter Sunday," owned by Mr. Sackett, the popular president of the show, won handily, making the only clean performance in the class. … Sporting Tandems— … (4) Coggin and Easter Sunday, Dunlop and Sackett. …"
- The Times Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), October 11, 1905, p. 4, col. 7.
"Ashland Succumbs to the Circus Show
Mr. W. D. Cardwell Returns from Bone Island Sick.
(Special to The Times-Dispatch.) Ashland, Va., October 10.—The advent of a circus, with a big tent and a street parade, created exceptional interest here today. ….
Judge and Mrs. Duell, of Washington, mother and father of Mr. Sackett Duell, will arrive in Ashland next Friday with their daughter, for a visit here. Judge Duell is a member of the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia and an intimate friend of President Roosevelt. …."
- The Times Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), October 14, 1905, p. 5, col. 2.
"Judge and Mrs. Duell, of Washington, and daughter, arrived here tonight to visit Mr. Sackett Duell at the Henry Clay Inn."
- The Times Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), November 17, 1905, p. 9, col. 5.
"The Oak Ridge Hunt Club in the Field
A Party of Lynchburg Ladies and Gentlemen Chase the Wily Fox.
(Special to The Times-Dispatch.) Amherst, Va., November 16.—The Oak Ridge Hunt Club, of Lynchburg, Va., are spending a week in Amherst fox hunting. …
Eight of the party rode to the hounds and jumped fences and ditches in their efforts to keep pace with them in the chase. Those who rode were J. M. B. Lewis, master of the hounds; H. M. Sackett, on Sockgwin; Mr. Paul Edmunds, on Woodlight; Miss Mina Otey, on Senator; Miss Heald, on Tallyho; Miss Anna Jones, on Betsey.
Today the hounds were taken in the opposite direction and quickly started a gray fox. But this, too, was lost near Ebenezer Church. The same party which rode on yesterday are riding today.
The party will be here a week. They are stopping at Capt. T. O. Troy's. Among the horses being rode are a number of the blue ribbon winners of the Lynchburg and other horse shows.
The following persons are in the party: Mr. M. B. Lewis, master of the hounds; Mr. Henry Sackett, Mr. Paul C. Edmunds, Wistar M. Heald, Mrs. Paul Edmunds, Miss Mina Jones, Miss Jeanie Heald, Miss Sallie Edmunds, Mr. Dexter Otey, Mr. Guy Langhorne, Peyton Winfree, Russell Winfree, Mrs. Russel Winfree, Chas. E. Heald, Herman Wells, Misses Virginia Goodman, Norvie Craghill, Jennie Owen and Anna Jones."
- The Times-Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), May 15, 1906, p. 7, col. 1.
"Argument of Appeals from Fifteenth District in Supreme Court Today. (Special to The Times-Dispatch.) Raleigh, N. C., May 14.
In the Supreme Court. The argument of appeals from the Fifteenth District, including Buncombe, Madison and Transylvania counties, begins tomorrow in the Supreme Court, there being eleven cases—Murrays' Will Case, Gudger vs. White, McAfee vs. Gregg (disposed of), Rumbough vs. Sackett, McPheeters vs. English, …."
- The Times Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), February 10, 1907, p. 3, col. 5.
"Old Point Social
[Special to The Times Dispatch.] Old Point Comfort, Va., February 9.—The week was a gay one at Old Point despite the intensely cold weather. …
The Norfold-Old Point German Club gave their last cotillion before Lent at the Chamberlin on Wednesday evening, and the senior assembly of Newport News held the second of their series of cotillions at the Chamberlin last evening.
Among those present at the latter were … Mr. and Mrs. Sackett and Miss Sackett, of New York; …."
- The Times Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), February 22, 1907, p. 5, col. 2.
"Litigation Over It
Serves Notice of Suit Regarding Revermont on Mayor.
[Special to The Times-Dispatch.] Lynchburg, Va., February 21.—Notice was served on Mayor Smith today by attorneys representing the Rivermont Realty Company, that proceedings will be instituted in the clerk's office of the Circuit Court of Campbell County on March 18th for the purpose of having the court pass upon the rights of the city and the company in the streets of Rivermont.
The company, which some time since succeeded the Rivermont Company to its rights in Rivermont, claims certain rights …under the reservations of the old company….
The Rivermont Realty Company will be represented by Mr. A. Caperton Braxton, of the Richmond firm of Braxton, Eggleston & Williams; Caskle & Coleman and Sackett & Sackett, of this city. …"
- The Times Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), March 12, 1907, p. 5, col. 3.
"Gossip of Ashland
Many Persons Visiting This Pretty Residential Town.
[Special to the Times-Dispatch.] Ashland, Va., March 11.— … Mrs. Louise Fisher Child, who has spent most of the winter with her daughter, Mrs. Sackett Duell, of Syracuse, N. Y., is now a guest at the Henry Clay Inn. … Mrs. Sackett Duell and her little son, William Sackett Duell, of Syracuse, N. Y., are now registered at the Henry Clay Inn. …."
- The Times Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), September 10, 1907, p. 5, col. 4.
"Rhode Island Day at the Exposition
Governor James H. Higgins's Staff and Many Others in Attendance.
[Special to The Times-Dispatch.] Jamestown Exposition Grounds, September 9.—Accompanied by his staff, as well as members of the Legislature and a number of State officers, Governor James H. Higgins, of Rhode Island, arrived here this morning from Providence for the purpose of participating in the Rhode Island Day exercises at the exposition.
The Governor and his party were this morning shown the Exposition Grounds in automobiles, and the entire party declared that they were surprised and highly delighted with what they found, after making a thorough inspection.
Rhode Islanders There. Following are among those who accompanied Governor Higgins: Colonel Atmore A. Tucker, Colonel James A. Ryan, Colonel Adeyard Archambeault, Colonel James P. Murphy, Colonel Harvey A. Baker, Colonel Irving O. Hunt, Adjutant-General Frederick M. Sackett, Quartermaster-General W. Howard Walker, Judge Advocate-General Walter R. Stiness, …."
- The Times Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), February 09, 1908, p. 6, col. 4
"Appomattox Social News. [Special to The Times-Dispatch.] Appomattox, Va., February 8.— … Hon. Aubrey E. Strode, Hon. F. C. Moon and Mr. Henry Sackett, of Lynchburg, were visitors to Appomattox on Monday. …"
- The Times Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), July 22, 1908, p. 3, col. 3.
"Says Treasurer Drew Too Much—Commissioner Sackett Reports That Mr. Peebles Has Drawn $3,100 Over Legal Allowance. [Special to The Times-Dispatch.]
Amherst, Va., July 21.—Treasurer J. R. Peebles, of Nelson County, will have to return to the county the sum of $3,100, with interest for a number of years, provided the supervisors of that county sustain the report of Commissioner Sackett, to whom this matter was referred. This is the sum which it is claimed that Mr. Peeble has drawn as salary or commissions as county treasurer in excess of what he was entitled to draw under the law.
The matter of the overdraft of salary by Mr. Peebles has been agitated in Nelson county for some time. Last fall a hot campaign was waged against him for the office by Mr. H. B. Lee, in which this charge was made. Mr. Peebles was re-elected, but growing out of this contest soon thereafter the matter was taken up by the board of supervisors, and Mr. C. H. Sackett, of Lynchburg, was employed to report to the board how much Mr. Peebles was overdrawn.
Action on the Sackett report has been postponed to August 14th.
Quite a representative crowd of Nelson citizens were present on last Friday in Lovingston, when this matter was under discussion by the board, and much interest is being manifested by Nelson tax-payers. Mr. H. L. Brown, a prominent young attorney of that county, representing a number of taxpayers, is insisting that Mr. Peebles refund to the county the entire amount due, as shown by the Sackett report. Commonwealth's Attorney S. B. Whitehead advised the board to compromise with Peebles by accepting from him in full settlement the sum of $800."
- The Times Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), July 26, 1908, Society at Home and Abroad, p. 21, col. 3.
"Blue Ridge Social News. …Recent arrivals are … C. H. Sackett, Lynchburg, Va.; …."
- The Times Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), September 18, 1908, p. 5, col. 1.
"Hughes—Whipple. An interesting wedding of the week is that of Miss Gwendolyn Whipple, to Past Assistant Paymaster William Neal Hughes, United States Navy, at Trinity Church, Newport, R. I., with military features in the ascendency. The attendants include Miss Annie Hare Powell, maid of honor; Misses Alice Little and Elizabeth Harris, bridesmaids; Lieutenant Thurston Hughes, best man, and Paymaster F. B. Sackett, Assistant Paymaster Richard S. Johnson, Surgeon W. M. Wheeler, Lieutenant John F. Atkinson, U..S.N., Messrs. A. L. Sands and D. S. Morgan, of Newport, groomsmen and ushers."
- The Times Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), November 9, 1908, p. 7, col. 5.
"Social and Personal
Daniel—Kensett. The wedding of Miss Mildred Dryden Kensett, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Harrison Kensett, to Mr. Edward Murrell Daniel, son of United States Senator John W. Daniel and Mrs. Daniel, will be celebrated tomorrow evening at 8 o'clock, in the home of the bride's parents, on Botetourt Street, Norfolk, the Rev. David W. Howard officiating. … Invitations have been sent out for a reception to 350 guests, and among those to be present from a distance will be: … Mrs. Henry Sackett, … of Lynchburg; …."
- The Times Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), November 23, 1908, p. 5, col. 5.
"Clubs Are Merged. [Special to The Times-Dispatch.] Lynchburg, Va., November 22.—The board of governors of the Oakwood Club, in a meeting last night, took the steps necessary to the merger of the Oak Ridge Hunt Club with the Oakwood Club, and the merger is now complete. The hunt club will preserve its old name, as it desires to retain its identity with the national association. In all other particulars it will be a part of the Oakwood Club.
… The merger gives the Oakwood Club the following new members: Messrs. … H. M. Sackett, …."
- The Times Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), August 15, 1909, p. 15, col. 5.
"At Jefferson Park.
[Special to The Times Dispatch.]
Charlottesville, Va., August 14.—The month of August finds the Jefferson Park Hotel crowded to its utmost capacity. Horseback riding, driving, boxball, tennis, bridge and dancing vying with one another in popularity, have kept the social schedule well filled during the past several weeks. … The register for the past week: … H. M. Sackett, of Lynchburg, Va.; …."
- The Times Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), September 12, 1909, Sporting Section, p. 12, col. 1.
"To Report on State Roads
Committee Will Leave Lynchburg for the Natural Bridge.
Lynchburg, Va., September 11.—A committee consisting of C. B. Scott, an engineer on the state highway commission; P. B. Winfree, a local engineer; H. M. Sackett, chairman of the good roads committee, and H. W. Hubbard and J. A. Reynolds, supervisors of Bedford County, will leave here Monday to go over the roads between here and Natural Bridge with a view to making a report on the same to the Virginia-Carolina good roads convention, which meets here Sept. 28."
- The Times Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), September 26, 1909, Sporting Section, p. 15, col. 4.
"Good Roads Delegates
Governor Commissions Virginia Representatives to Asheville Meeting.
Delegates were appointed yesterday by Governor Swanson to represent Virginia at the Southern Appalachian Good Roads Convention, which will be held at Asheville, N. C., October 5, 6, and 7. The delegates are as follows: … Charles Craddock, Lynchburg; H. M. Sackett, Lynchburg; …."
- The Times Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), September 27, 1909, p. 3, col. 5.
"Good Roads Rally for Lynchburg
Delegates to the Virginia-North Carolina Convention Meet There Tomorrow.
[Special to The Times-Dispatch.] Lynchburg, Va., September 26.—Indications now are that the Virginia-North Carolina good roads convention, which is to be held here Tuesday night, promises to be well attended. The membership is limited to counties which are striving to secure the New York-Atlanta highway. The Virginia delegates will be: Lynchburg—C. G. Craddock and H. M. Sackett. …"
- The Times Dispatch (Richmond Va.), October 1, 1909, p. 7, col. 5.
"Record Made in Lynchburg Race … Horse Show Classes …
[Special to The Times Dispatch.] Lynchburg, Va., September 30— … The Horse Show. … Saddle horses—J. M. B.. Lewis, first; H. M. Sackett, seond; Oak Ridge Farm, third. … Combination—A. A. McCorkle, first; H. M. Sackett, second; T. Hubert Fox, third. …."
- The Times Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), November 23, 1909, p. 4, col. 3.
"Memorial to Judge Horsley.
Will Be Prepared by Lynchburg Bar and Presented to Court.
[Special to The Times-Dispatch.] Lynchburg, Va., November 22.—The Lynchburg bar met this morning in the room of the Corporation Court for the purpose of taking steps for a memorial to the life and character of the late Judge John D. Horsley, one of the oldest members of the local bar. The result of the meeting was that resolutions will be reported to an adjourned meeting on December 6, after which they will be presented in open court to Judge Christian for recordation.
Upon motion of F. W. Whitaker, a committee, consisting of J. Tinsley Coleman, George E. Caskie, John L. Lee, Charles H. Sackett, Leon Goodman and S. M. Kemp, was appointed to draft and present to the courts a suitable memorial, the committee being instructed to select representatives to present them to the two local State courts."
- The Times-Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), December 13, 1909, p. 2, col. 6.
"Sunday School Association. [Special to The Times-Dispatch.]
Lynchburg, Va., December 12.—Following an address by State Secretary Banes, the Lynchburg Association was reorganized. The new officers are Edward F. Sheffey, president; H. M. Sackett, vice-president; John M. Otey, secretary and treasurer. Four Hundred members of the Men's Bible Class Federation marched to the church from the Y.M.C.A."
- The Times Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), April 15, 1910, p. 3, col. 1.
"In the suit in chancery, at this term of court, styled H. E. DeWitt vs. J. M. Echols Company, a suit for the foreclosure of a supply lien, there was a decree for the same of the property of J. M. Echols Company, in this county, in Madison, just across the river from the city of Lynchburg. H. M. Sackett is appointed a commissioner to make the sale, unless the amount of the lien shall be paid within ten days. The J. M. Echols Company owns valuable mineral springs, the water from which they have extensively advertised."
- The Times Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), July 1, 1910, p. 1, col. 5.
"Family Wishes Simple Funeral/Body of Senator Daniel Will Not Lie in State. Brief Services in Lynchburg. Notable Gathering Will Be Present at Funeral of Virginia's Great Statesman This Afternoon, While Business in His Home City Will Be Suspended.
[Special to The Times-Dispatch.] Lynchburg, Va., June 30.—The funeral of Senator John W. Daniel, who died in a hospital last night, will be without unusual ceremony from St. Paul's Episcopal Church Friday afternoon at 5 o'clock. The interment will be immediately after the brief obsequies at the church. …
The Funeral Cortege. Following the church service the funeral cortege will form, moving immediately for Springhill Cemetery, as follows:
Hearse, flower bearers, family and immediate friends, congressional delegation, Governor and staff, Virginia Legislature delegation, Confederate veterans, military, orders and organizations, general public. …
The flower-bearers will be: A. S. Hester, H. H. Sackett, John M. Otey, Dexter Otey, R. H. T. Adams, Jr., N. C. Manson, …."
- The Times Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), September 11, 1910, p. 27, col.
"Summer Guests Leave and Fall Crowds Arrive
Series of Smart Entertainments Ushers in Brilliant Season at Hot Sprints.
[Special to The Times Dispatch.] Virginia Hot Springs, September 10.—Several private cars and numerous motors have arrived during the past week, with an unusually early and large throng for the fall season, ….
William Libby entertained an auction party in the Grille on Wednesday evening. A supper was served later in the Japanese palm room to the company, including … Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Sackett, …."
- The Times Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), December 22, 1910, p. 8, col. 3.
"Ashland News Notes. [Special to the Times-Dispatch.] Ashland, Va., December 21.—Mrs. Louise Fisher, who has been the guest of her daughter, Mrs. Sackett Duell, in New York, will return to her home here next week."
Website Library of Congress, Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/). (Researched & transcribed by Jean Carpenter).