June 12, 1895
Sheriff E. L. Daniel and Mr. John Taylor started for Ruston this (Tuesday) morning having in charge Mr. Whig Kennedy, whom they carry before Judge Barksdale for the purpose of having him interdicted. Since being brought to town last Tuesday by his relatives the mental condition of the unfortunate man has not improved, and his relatives have decided to have him put in the asylum. Evidence was heard before Mr. J. M. Smith Monday as to the mental status of Mr. Kennedy. This testimony, which was reduced to writing, will be carried to Judge Barksdale, who will examine it and render a judgment of interdiction. From Ruston Messrs. Daniel and Taylor will go to Jackson, La., where they will turn Mr. Kennedy over to the authorities of the asylum.