William WARD has been running his sawing machine the past week here.
Misses Ella and Blanche GREENE have been visiting their parents since the 8th.
Miss Ida MASON was visiting her parents on the 9th inst. And returned same evening to Pevely.
Our private school has commenced again and is booming, the former teacher being again in possession, and a good attendance is expected.
John MCGUIRE has been down sick with a severe cold for a few weeks, but is improving.
Daniel GREENE, night operator at Jefferson Barracks, comes home daily and returns on evening mail train. He looks hearty.
Miss Katie BARROWS has just recovered from a spell of the LaGrippe, and Perry LEPP had a serious spell, followed by pneumonia, but is recovering.
Mrs. Geo. WILKSON is having a serious spell of pneumonia.
Miss Laura BLACKWELL of Moontown is visiting her aunt, Mrs. Thos. WELCH.
JOHNSON and family, formerly of
Miss Belle MCKINNEY, of
Rev. J. POTTER preached at Richwoods Chapel last Sunday, on progression. Messrs. MCGREADY and MADDIN were able to attend divine service, which is a sign that they are through gripping.
It is currently rumored that Col. MORSE is about to dispose of his copper mines to an eastern syndicate. We have seen some very fine specimens of ore from said mine and no doubt, if properly developed, will open up a good business in this community.
Mining Co. are developing their interests at the
Mammoth. It is reported they have a very fine quality of zinc, with prospects of
very large quantities. Mr. CHESTNUT is now pumping out the old
S.B. STONG, our old neighbor, will have his sale Saturday 15th, and will soon locate in DeSoto. We are sorry to lose a good neighbor and his amiable family. We wish them success.
Union No. 986 met in called service for the purpose of paying the last tribute
of respect to our departed brother, Stephen S. POUNDS, who departed this life
DONNELL & LEE have secured their mill dam again.
Dr. ELDERS has been confined to his bed for several days.
O.H. DONNELL thinks there is grip around, the way he grunts.
A.J. PHILLIPS is so thin he has to stand twice in same place to make a shadow.
John ARNOLD has moved to DeSoto to embark in the butcher business. One more tired farmer.
Samuel SEAT looks sad. The rabbits are most all killed in this vicinity. Well there is more money and meat in horse shoeing.
Our teacher, Mr. DAUGHERTY, seems to have an inventive mind as well as to learn young ? how to shout.
News is scarce, but LaGrippe is plentiful, every family in our village is more or less afflicted with it. If Sheriff MAUPIN has not had it yet, it would be a good idea for him to get it. (on MCGINN)
There has been a few loads of stock shipped from this place. George
M. MCCORMACK and Bonaparte MCCARTY shipped a load of hogs a few weeks ago; G.W.
BYRD two loads in the past few weeks. O.H. DONNELL also shipped two loads of hay
is they never have their stock in the condition it should be in to demand good prices. We are not keeping up with what the market needs.
We are having a variety of all kinds of weather. The thermometer is jumping up and down from 18 above zero to 76 nearly every other day. Our sleighs have been put in order, but so far no sleighing. This has been, so far, an easy winter on stock - the stock in general looks well so far.
LaGrippe still has a grip on our citizens, some even having it a second time. Our school teacher, Miss Nannie RICHARDSON had a severe attack of it, having had to close up the school for several days. Also Edw. TRENTLEIN, the teacher of the church school here has also had a severe attack of LaGrippe, which caused him to quit teaching; but his place is filled by the Rev. J.
SCHRAM, until he is able to go ahead again. In fact, there are but few here who can say they did not have the "grip."
parish priest Rev. J. BACHMEYER, of Loose Creek, Osage Co.,
little wedding was celebrated here February 3rd. Mr. Anton DAVID's youngest daughter was married to a young gentleman
Died Jan. 30? 1890, Catherine, beloved wife of John ZIPP of Black Water Creek, near Maxville, aged 25 years, of puerperal fever, after a week's illness, leaving a child of but eight days old, besides six other small children, to the tender care of their father. She had been as good as raised here, and was loved by all who knew her.
Samuel PERRY, deceased Administrators Notice –
John M. WILSON, Robert WILSON administrator Administrators Notice
Lew? T. BROOKS, Laura BROOKS administrator Administrators Notice
Daniel MUELLER, Catherine MUELLER administrator
A new post office called Andrea has been established in the north-west part of this county.
Rev. S. FRAZIER's wife has been very sick the past two weeks, but was reported Monday as convalescing.
"Uncle" Dick MARSDEN had a serious time with the "grip" but after three weeks confinement is out again.
Colby HAMMOND, of near Hematite, reports that six of his ewes dropped eleven lambs. Pretty good for a starter.
Rev. W.T. BOWISON will preach in the Festus Presbyterian Church next Sunday.
"Uncle Dick" MAUPIN has been down a couple of weeks with the "grip" and a rising in the head, but is now going around again.
WHITEHEAD, formerly of this county, was married on the 5th inst., at
Married at residence of Mr. SEVRAR? near Silica, on Sunday, the 9th inst., by Squire C.G. WARNE, Mr. James Copeland and Mrs. Josephine Charleville.
Married on the 8th day of February, at the residence of Mr. Roe SMITH, Festus, Capt. Charles COLLIER to Mrs. Mary HOLDER, Squire C.G. WARNE
J.B. DOVER, LeRoy DOVER, and George MCFARLAND were appointed commissioners by the Probate Court to set off dower and homestead for widow of James S. WILLIAMS, deceased.
Francis S. SULLIVAN of this county, and Miss Laura S. HAYS of Old Mines, Washington County, were united in wed (text cut off) by Squire Cruise HIGGINBOTHAM of (cut off) ..gston, on the 4th inst.
~Licensed to marry~
Rufus CLOPP and Sarah HOLDMAN
Charles COLLIER and Mary HOLDER
James E. COPELAND and Josephine CHARLEVILLE
James L. IRWIN and Lucy GOWAN
John CHOTT and Theresa WILBUR
(Edge of text cut off) Feb. 1st, John DUNNIGAN was found
___ insane by the Probate Court, and
___ DUNNIGAN was appointed his
___ ian, with bond of $2000, and an
___ ed to have him taken care of and
___ at an asylum.
(Edge of text cut off) Squire Thomas A. WILLIAMS died last
___ay morning, of the injuries received
___being thrown from his wagon, as
___ned last week. He was a useful
___and will be missed. He leaves a
___and several grown children by his
Prof. James T. DOUGHERTY has patented a chalk eraser, which, for use on blackboards, is quite an improvement on anything of the kind before used. He is having them manufactured in DeSoto, and is ready to supply all who want them. They should be in demand in all the schools. We do not know his prices.
Collector's deputies are out now with notices and receipts to collect up the
remainder of the personal property tax for 1889. Sullivan FRAZIER has Central
township with 57 notices: James R. EVANS,
A week ago last Monday, Mrs. John CAREY and her daughter started for the residence of their neighbor, Mr. CARVER, and one of the wheels went down into a rut, while the opposite wheel was correspondingly up high, causing the wagon to give way, and throwing the ladies onto the ground. Mrs. C. had one of her elbows dislocated, but her daughter was not injured. Drs. JAMES
and WYNN got the bone in place again.
asks for suggestions as to the needs of the city of
Wm. T. MOCKBEE, of the Mockbee Hotel,
made him some enemies; but all animosities are buried in the grave, and his good deeds will live after him. He leaves a widow and an aged father, who have the sympathy of a large circle of friends.
Blanche ACKERSON of this place, gave a progressive
euchre party on Friday night, at her father's residence on
Misses MCKEE of
young hostess and her parents for their kindness.
Mr. MOSS, our street commissioner, thought this would be an opportune time to fix up the bad places in our streets. If people do not appreciate the utility of good solid roads at such a time as this, they never will. So he spent a day notifying hands, engaging teams, and determining the best places to begin work at. Wednesday was the day fixed for beginning operations, but
by he had gathered a force of one man, one boy, and one team only. The Town Board has failed to levy any tax for the past few years, and they decline bringing suit against any who are liable by law to road work, and nobody seemed disposed to do anything more than they were compelled to, while those who do the most hauling and driving refused to work a lick or
pay a cent, so Mr. MOSS got discouraged and threw up his job. We regret that such a state of facts exist.
....(first line unreadable).....people of this place were invited to Mrs. Godfrey HATCHER'S on the 7th inst. to a reception given on the return of her son Clarence, who had been down South for the past few months. Everyone enjoyed themselves, tripping the light fantastic. At 12 the supper march was played, when all marched two by two, to the dining room, where an elegant supper was spread. We are pleased to have Clarence numbered among us again.
Some two or more years ago, a warrant was issued against one of the GILBERT boys, and one BAUER, both of near Fenton, for destroying some fruit trees belonging to Mrs. NOLAN of the same vicinity. GILBERT was tried by a jury before Squire SHEIBLE and convicted, but BAUER had skipped the country and was not come-at-able. Three weeks ago, BAUER was a witness before the Circuit Court, and while here he was arrested on the old warrant. Squire BOOTH and jury had a tussle over the matter last Saturday, and BAUER came out the winner.
If you want
to see enterprise come to
The monthly session of the Jefferson County Teacher's Institute held at Festus last Saturday, was attended by twenty-two teachers and a number of others interested in the work. President LUCKEY presided and the published programme was followed. In the absence of the person appointed to that duty, Prof. FLYNN delivered the opening welcome address. Very interesting and
practical papers were read by Miss Lulu RICHARDSON, on "Punctuation;" by Miss Anna MCCLURE on "Primary Methods of Teaching Numbers;" and by Mr. D.B. VEAZEY on "Technical Grammar." Miss Julia JARVIS, being absent, her excellent paper on "Relative Efficiency of Male and Female Teachers" was read by Mr. Frank MCFARLAND. The discussions were participated in by Profs. SCOTT and DOUGHERTY, Messrs. MCFARLAND, FLYNN, HERRIMAN, VEAZEY, NEELEY, RUTLEDGE, and others, the blackboard being used, and demonstrations made of the different manners of teaching the branches mentioned on the program. In addition to the papers and discussions, the audience was favored with a vocal duet, very sweetly sung by two little girls, Misses Belle and Mamie ROBSON. The next meeting will be held in DeSoto in April.
The bridge across the creek, connecting our enterprising village, has been taken away during the late floods, but I suppose it will be rebuilt again soon.
The clay mines and works at this place are still improving.
Upsetting clay wagons is very popular nowadays.
Mrs. M. CLOVER, of near this place, had a mess of lettuce the 2nd of February, which is something new for this time of year; although we are having Spring weather in the months of Winter.
information of Jas. H. SMITH, the court proceeded to investigate the condition
of mind of Matilda I. SMITH, and did adjudge her to be of unsound mind, and
ordered her taken to the State Lunatic Asylum at
A bridge on a road in B.F. ENGLAND's field having washed away, and it being shown that a petition will be presented, asking for the vacation of said road, the overseer was ordered notified that said bridge must not be replaced at the expense of the county.
The formation of the county into road districts was deferred till first Monday in March.
made permitting Jos. J. HOEKEN to erect and maintain a telegraph line along the
right of way of the
Sheriff MAUPING reported fines collected and paid over, amounting to $76.
Sarah J. BURGESS, being an insane poor person, she was replaced on the roll of persons to be assisted by the county, and a warrant was issued to George RUPKE for $8 for her benefit.
Matthew WYNN was given further time to pay his interest to School Fund.
Jas. T. MOSS, having declined to serve as commissioner to assess damages to persons along road from Morse's Mill to DeSoto, Eric PAULS was appointed in his stead.
Commissioner DOVER reported that a
portion of the road leading from Bailey's Station to Hematite, at W.J. HARRISON's field, having caved in, he had surveyed another
route over HARRISON's land, and had appointed as
appraisers, Reed MCCORMACK, James ACKLEY, and W.H. DODSON, and said appraisers
had assessed the damage to HARRISON at $28. The court approved the report, and
issued a warrant to
He also reported caving in of a portion of road on land of Louis BELLAGAMBA, and of surveying a new route over BELLAGAMBA's land, and that commissioners W.A. GAMEL, W.F. HOLT, and George GANSNER had assessed B's damages at $12. Approved and warrant issued.
The prosecuting attorney was instructed to foreclose school-fund mortgages given by J.P. SPECK and J.N. DOUGLAS.
Accounts were allowed against the county as follows:
J.B. DOVER for road hands
J.T. MOSS commissioner
J.B. DOVER road commissioner
Jas. HOPSON co. ct. judge
Hy. SECKMAN " " "
T.A. CHARLES " " "
Geo. MCFARLAND taking pauper to county farm
E.B. MAUPIN sheriff
G.W. RUSSELL for bridge lumber
Died - Mary
Ann, wife of Dr. A. CRULL,
funeral. Dr. MANSON who attended Mrs. C.
deserves much praise for his assiduous and untiring attention paid her during
her last illness. Relative,
at Dittmer's Store,
~List of Conveyances~
Anthony CAIN to Jas. G. BERKLEY two lots in DeSoto
Milton LONG to Peter SIEBLES 80 acres sec. 10, tp 40, range 3
W.E. BAGE to Wm BLAIR 78 acres sec. 28, tp 40, range 5
Joseph GENZLING to Odelia GENZLING 100? Acres sec 32, tp 42, range 5
Benjamin NICHOLS to W.T. CALVERT 40 acres tp 40 range 4
Thos. HAMILTON to John B. HAMILTON lot in Festus
Geo SMITH and others to Gus. R.? SMITH lot in DeSoto
Jan. 13 Gertrude MCCLANAHAN 6 months
Jan. 17 Benjamin F. JENNINGS 39? years
Feb. 2 Thomas Byrne 24? years
Nov. 2 Mrs. H.J. TEMING girl
Dec. 28 Mrs. Henry BONACRE boy
Jan. 8 Mrs. Charles W. MUSE girl
Jan. 19 Mrs. John GROSS girl
Feb. 6 Mrs. Isaac GIVEN dead boy
Miss HAWKINS of this city visited friends in Hematite on Monday.
Charles HEMME, contractor and builder, has several new buildings to figure on.
Mrs. G. BYRD and her two little daughters of Hematite, are visiting friends in DeSoto.
who has for the past few years been employed in one of
Commr. DOUGHERTY received petitions from different sections of the county, to be presented to the County Court, all being strongly in favor of county supervision.