~Items of News~
Our Public school closed for the term yesterday!
We printed bills for Thomas MUNIONís horse and jack.
One million clapboards wanted by M.
Most of the youngsters in Kimmswick are having a tussle with measles.
Rev. NOLLNER will preach, at
C. MARSDEN, of
Died, at his residence
Mrs. Thomas TRUE, of near Kimmswick, died on Monday of last week.† She leaves a husband and many friends to mourn her death.
James WILCOX, of Kimmswick, died last week of pneumonia.† He was a familiar figure about that town, and will be missed by many.
We are under obligations to Mr. GUY, the Kimmswick florist, for a handsome supply of flowers, and to John WINOM for the loan of a horse.
Call on W. L & G.D. STONE, opposite the passenger depot, DeSoto, for anything in the news, book or stationery line, or for fine cigars, notions, etc.†
Mr. ACKERSON of the Crystal Plate Glass Co.'s Store, was in town yesterday, and nearly every man he came to see happened to be out of town.
There will be services at the
Presbyterian Church, at Festus, on Sunday, April 1st, morning and evening at
usual time, by Rev. MITCHEL of
'Squire MCFARLAND stove off the bloodthinning process a couple of weeks longer, on the 1st of March, by uniting in wedlock John F. ROBERTSON and Miss Lulu M. FERGUSON.
Mr. BRYANT, who purchased an interest
in HOEKEN's saloon, has rented the CASHELS property, and will bring his family
out to live in the healthiest town in
A Mr. WILLIE, claiming to be a champion wrestler, athlete and elocutionist, spent several days in town this week.† He told a number of yarns, but got nothing to wrestle with save red liquor.
D.L. JARVIS, of
The Annual meeting of the Rock Township Anti-Horsethief Society will be held, at ZIMPFER's hall, in Antonia, on the first Saturday in April, next, at † Members all requested to attend:† election of officers.
Dick HOEKEN is the happiest man in town.† He succeeded in buying a jack, with a good pedigree and monstrous ears and a voice that can not be surpassed in the country.† Dick had us to photograph his pet and sent the picture all over the county.
All who are in need of a coffin will do
well to get it of B. LACKAMP,
Mrs. Emily, wife of Florian JENNI, died
at her home, near
We learn that Frank WILLIAMS has gone
out to his mother's farm, near this place, there to die.† Frank believes he has quick consumption; and
has sent for his brother, Willis, who is in
The residence of Sylvester FRAZIER, of
Mr. Tom MCMULLIN arrived here Monday and
expects to remain a few days before starting for
Ralph HUNT, who has been down in
Sullivan FRAZIER, county deputy for the Agricultural Wheel of this county, organized a subordinate Wheel at the school house, near Henry SEEMEL's, with nineteen members, on the 20th last, and he will lecture on the subject of Agriculture, at the MANESS school house, on Thursday, the 29th of March, at 7 p.m., and organize a wheel if they wish it.† Members of the order and everybody else invited.†
The following items, from Oermann, this county, bearing date the [?th] last., reached us last Monday, and had been to Washington City for more explicit address on the envelope, as all that was put on it by our correspondent was "R.W. MCMULLIN, Editor and Publisher, Jefferson county, Missouri."† John OERMAN went down to see his Uncle BONNEKER. He says he had a good time.† F.W. SCHUMACKER's boy shot a hog for Mr. Aug. NOLLMANN, of High Ridge, and the matter is not settled yet.† There is soon to be a wedding in this neighborhood; at least some one is infesting heavily in furniture.† A woman out here loves her husband so much that she bathed his head with milk and rubbed the scalp with the crock.†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† GREEN TREE.
Last Thursday night our neighbor, Gus
SPILKER, met with a series of misfortunes.†
He was returning home from
A press dispatch, to the
SALINE CREEK, March 24th - Editor
J.D.:† For the benefit of those of your
readers, who do not know where Saline Creek is, I will state that it is in the
northeastern part of Jefferson county and has one of the most fertile and
healthy valleys in this county.† Its
principal products are wheat, corn and hay; the average yield of wheat per acre
is 25 bushels and corn 40.† Land sells
here at from twenty to ninety dollars per acre.†
The principal manufacture is char coal and char-coal people are sociable
and accommodating only to themselves, but extremely industrious.† The inhabitants mostly speak English, but you
find Germans, Bohemians and French here.†
In politics they are mostly Democratic, in religion Catholics, and while
they are the most sober and prosperous people in the county they are anti-Local
Option.† They are firm believers in the
doctrine of Christ, and say that since God created all things for man's good
they are against Prohibition, but not in favor of the abuse of any of the
Creator's gifts.† Wm. HILLIARD and Co.
have moved their sawmill and engine to Andrew NOLAN's,
and are ready to accommodate the public with lumber.† Mr. NOLAN has completed his house and
blacksmith shop, and as he always keeps a good supply of iron on hand, he is
ready for all customers who may come for a good job in his line. Mike SLAVIK
and Martin ROSENAUER announced that they were going to the old country and the
public believed them, as they were both old bachelors and had nobody at home to
care for.† SLAVIK started first and
ROSENAUER at a later date.† Neither was
gone more than four or five days, and each returned with what they went for - a
wife.† Bro. Mike ROSENAUER is now about
to start on a trip, and I suppose our friend, Lou's
SCHIECHT, will be next. Hubert HAND and George FING took the contract for
cutting the timber off an acre of land, belonging to school district 1 of 5, at
$1.25 per cord, and they made a good job of it, though it took them thirteen
days for eight and one-fourth cords. Our eight-months
school is being taught by George STAAT, who seems to give satisfaction and have
the respect and confidence of the pupils and parents. Roman SPITZ, Sr., has
been very sick, but is now recovering.†
Mathias SCHMIDT's 9-year-old son, George, has been speechless and unable
to walk for the past three months, caused by paralysis of the liver and
lungs.† Dr. THURMAN is putting him in
shape again. Mike ROSENAUER is now [sole?] agent for the all-steel Dearlsing
self-blader, which was awarded first premium at
~Deaths and Births~
The following is a list of the deaths
filed with the
DATE.††††††††††††† NAME.†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† AGE.
Feb'y 20,††††††††† Joseph EICHEMEIER, †††††††††††† 8 months
Mrch 11, ††††††††† Edward BECQUETTE,††††††††††††† 76 years
††††††† 12, ††††††††† John R. STOW,††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 72 years
††††††† 13,†††††††††† John W. PARTNEY,††††††††††††††††† 1 month
DATE.††††††††††††† NAME OF MOTHER.††††††††††††††† SEX.†††††††††††††††
Feb'y. †5,††††††††† Mrs. William DACE,††††††††††††††††† girl
††††† ††††14, ††††††† C.W. BROOKS,††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††† boy
†† †††††††26,†††††††† G.W.L. THOMPSON,††† †††††††††††† boy
††††† †††[2?],††††††† Peter STROUP,††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††† boy
††††† ††††28, ††††††† W.S. POE,††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† boy
March† 1,††††††††† O.H. DONNELL, ††††††††††††††††††††† girl
††††††††††† 2, ††††††† Thos. ARMSTRONG,††† †††††††† two girls
††††††††††† 10,†††††† C.H. KLEINSCHMIDT,† †††††††††††† girl
††††††††††† 13,†††††† Adam VOTAN,† † ††††††††††††††††††††††††girl
The work of clearing away the old building on Mr. MATHIEU's Main-street lots is completed and work commenced on the new building.
The frame work of Dr. DEADERICK's new house is completed and, from appearances, the Doctor will have a handsome residence when finished.
Dr. FARRAR has purchased from Mrs.
KNORPP two lots on
The city public schools closed last Friday, after a term of only six months.† It is hoped that the next term may be a full one.† There are already a large number of applicants for positions as teachers, but it will be some time before the engagements are made.
One of the most important transactions in city real estate, since the great railroad strike, was consummated last week, when H. HOHENTHAL purchased from L.J. RANKIN the two Main-street lots, upon which formerly stood the European hotel building.† The price paid is understood to be $2000 and the property is considered a bargain at that figure.† Mr. HOHENTHAL will erect a two-story brick business house on the lots as soon as the work can be done.
The new general superintendent of the
railroad paid a visit to
The movement recently started for the purpose of organizing a company to prospect for coal, oil, mineral, etc., is gaining sufficient proportions to give certain promise of ultimate success.† At a meeting, held last Wednesday evening, after considerable discussion, it was decided to solicit subscriptions to the stock until a sufficient amount for the object is obtained and immediately set to work.† Aldermen SERRIN and BERG were present and stated that the City Council had made arrangements to expend a liberal sum of money in sinking deep wells for the purpose of obtaining notes for sanitary and fire purposes.† This amount, they thought, could be given to the prospecting company and accomplish the objects of the city at the same time, the company boring the city wells first and thus gaining a knowledge of what is to be found in the earth as deep down as it would be necessary to go for water.† The committee has met with liberal subscriptions so far, and there is little doubt felt that, with the co-operation of the city as above suggested, the company will soon be at work.
To haul clay from
A new four-room
house, with cistern and other conveniences, close to railroad depot in Festus.† Will
sell cheap for cash.† Frank
~A Little About Nothing~
Talking about fox hunting, there is a young trapper here, on Dry Creek, who loosened eight of the Reynard family out of the clamps of his steel traps the past season, and is still on the lookout for more.† Bazil HINEY, Jr., has done more in the way of trapping 'coons, 'possom, polecats and foxes, than any other boy in this neighborhood, and it is a blessing for us all, as it was a very common thing to hear the death-cackle of our hens in broad daylight and see the flock grow thinner daily.† "Bass" is as good a farmer as he is trapper, and by rights ought to tell us how he managed to raise such enormous watermelons and potatoes last year, when the rest of us could only look on.† I hope he will make the beginning, for you see now, Mr. Editor, what your well-meant invitation amounted to; although there are doubtless many who look for the expected items in the J.D., and who would eagerly read, yet there has been so far not one single dip of the pen in favor of the farm and its many interesting topics, troublesome and intricate, yet so easily handled by some that even the farmers' sons and daughters are capable of giving us an inside into that which would be of immeasurable value, by imparting a useful knowledge to us all.† But the farmers in general cling to the old saying, "slow and sure," and the only way to get us on a quick-step march is to start a literary somewhere within a radius of five miles; then you can see us go, each trying to get there first, and these farmer boys, who will not write a line to tell how they raised such splendid crops through the seasons of drought when no one raised a haulm, and who will not tell their plan of ploughing and sowing, of reaping and mowing, will make haste to get there in time to help argue the all-important question of "Who was the greatest man, Christopher Columbus or George Washington?" and the rest of us, we older and wiser ones, run to hear them speak, as a debate on that subject is always interesting, while on one side of the fence the potato bugs are getting ready for Spring work on the new potatoes and the other side the chinch bug, stretching himself after his Winter nap, but we have no time to see whether he makes his Winter quarters in the wheat haulms or in the corn stalks, for it would be an irredeemable loss to miss that debate, you see.
One of the farmer's surest signs to go by is the ground-hog. The mean, deceitful thing!† Well, we have one - not a ground-hog, but only one of the little bulbs we read about in the Globe-Democrat last Winter.† It is new; a perfect stranger in the land; and its name is - is - well it's a florist's put on and only a florist may pronounce it, but it began blooming on the 11th of March - a cold, windy Sunday - and is still putting forth buds and flowers in spite of snow and ice, and winds and March; and every morning we peep in through the garden fence to see the bright little golden bells all aglow, smiling as if the breeze were a breath of May instead of the fierce blizzards of mid-Winter.† Easter flowers and meadow diamonds used to be first, but this beats then all for earliness and beauty.† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† M.L.M.
~Crystal and Festus~
Hermann POSCH has a child dangerously ill.
Mrs. F.K. HOLMES has been quite ill, but is getting better.
Mrs. MALONE, who has been very sick, is slowly recovering.
The most prominent features hereabout are rains and mud.
Charlie BIEWEND died on the 25th.† The bereaved wife has the sympathy of all her neighbors.
Mrs. Thomas EAVES, who has been an invalid so long and it was thought could not live the Winter out, is thought to be improving somewhat.
Our sickly season still continues, almost every one having their share.† Mrs. C. WHITEHEAD has had some very sick children, but they are getting better.
The Mirror states, the
The Mirror correspondent, in stating [?th] CROOKS arrest, forgot to add that he kicked a hole through the roof of the calaboose, crawled through, jumped down and hollered "good by, boys," and lit out as fast as his legs could carry him; he was recaptured.
We are to have an election of officers for our year-old city, this week.† Those who are in are sick of the business and do not want to run again, and those that are out are afraid they will get sick of it and don't want to run; so this year, instead of disputing over who shall have office, the dispute is who shall not.
We would ask those, who keep cigars and
cigarettes for sale and sell to young boys, to draw the line somewhere.† If they must sell to their fellow beings
something that undermines the physical constitution and weakens and dulls the
brain, draw the line at that and not sell a brand of goods that gives as a prize indecent pictures, which undermine the morals as
well.† Is the sale of goods, wrapped up
with indecent pictures, lawful?††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††
On account of failing health, I will retire from active business, and will sell at my stand in Kimmswick, at public auction, on Saturday, April 7, 1888, the following property:† One mare, one young horse broke to harness, one year-old colt, two milch cows, farm wagon, a cart, harness, cultivator, cider press, stalk cutter, a hay press almost new, mower, Sulky hay rake, hoes, hand rakes, and many other implements and articles.
Sums of five dollars and under, cash; on sums over that amount a credit of six months will be given, purchasers to give notes with approved security.
From and after this date, until all is
sold, I will also retail my stock of merchandise, Consisting
of dry goods, clothing, boots and shoes, crockery, hardware, harness, saddlery,
etc., at wholesale prices, less 10 per cent. Discount on bills of $10 or more,
in cash; or will sell at reduced rates bills of $10 and upwards, from
I invite the public, one and all, who can avail themselves of this opportunity, to come and examine my stock; those who come first will get the best selections.††
Martin MEYER†††††† Kimmswick,
~Notice to Contractors~
The contract for repairing the walls of the fill of the south abutment of the bridge, near the TATUM farm, on De Soto and Victoria gravel road; also for repairing the gravel road at the ford where said road crosses Joachim creek, will be let out to the lowest responsible bidder, at public outcry, in Hillsboro, on Saturday, the 7th day of April, 1888, at 1 p.m., the contractor to give bond with approved security for the faithful performance of the work; said work to be done according to the specifications now on file ins the County clerk's office, at Hillsboro, Mo.
The contract for rebuilding the bridge on the Hillsboro and Lemay Ferry gravel road, near Mrs. ZEDAR's residence in Central township, will be let out to the lowest responsible bidder, at public outcry, at the bridge, on Monday, the 9th day of April, 1888, at 11 a.m., the contractor to give bond with approved security for the faithful performance of the work; said bridge to be build according to specifications now on file in the County clerk's office in Hillsboro, Missouri.
J.B. DOVER†††††††††††††††† Commissioner of Bridges.
The Eldridge B
The Athlophoros Co.
Parker's Spavin Cure
Chas. E. ELLIS General Merchandise
Jewel Top Lamp Chimney