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~Items of News~
Miss Myrtle FREESE was visiting at Jos. J. HOEKEN’s last week.
Miss Ida BAGE, of near
Victoria, visited friends in
Preaching next Sabbath night,
Mr. SCHINDEINTELSEER, a piano tuner and repairer, was in town last week.
William GEHRING, of
Congressman BYRNS and wife were in town last Sunday, on a visit to Mrs. B.’s parents.
Mr. KELLEY, of near
Miss Edna DONNELL, of Hematite, was visiting W.R. DONNELL’s last Thursday and Friday.
Mrs. Kate MIEGER and son, of
M. CROSSMAN was appointed
Chris HOCK, of
Aug. SANDER, opposite Opera House in DeSoto, will pay the highest market price for beef cattle, etc.
William BRYAN is making
preparations for a grand time for those who attend his 4th of July
Mrs. COLMAN and children were
H.K. SMYTHE, of Houses’s Spring, and Miss Helen STITES, of
Miss Gertrude, daughter of
the late Thomas. H. MCMULLIN, is here on a visit to relatives, and will remain
a month or two. Her present home is at
Shelt STRINGER, after being
discharged from jail, worked long enough for Mr. HURTGEN to earn his passage
money to the place in
We learn that John CARREY lost a valuable brood mare last week. He told his son to plough some corn with her, and the boy had not worked long when she took sick and died.
Prof. MORRISON has returned
from Pertle Springs, and is very hoarse from some cause. He says the celebrated springs at Pertle are
not as good or large as the
The Circuit clerk has the fees in the case of State vs. Charles TAYLOR, Ernst HOFFMANN, John HEINER, Noah WILLIAMS, James LANHAM, and Ed. and Louis RYAN. Parties interested can call on him.
Some parties, who travel
between this place and
Messrs. Herman HEMME and Theodor BUECHTING, of near Antonia, who went to Germany some months ago to visit relatives and friends, returned week before last in excellent health, and say they had a good time in the Fatherland.
James E. WILSON, of Frumet, has a second-hand engine and separator, in good repair for cheap.
Messrs. Sam BYRNE, S.W.
CRAWFORD, W.H.H. THOMAS, D. HARDY and Sam REPPY, we understand, will soon ask
the City Council for a franchise for a street railway through
A painful accident happened to Jos. PALMER, last Thursday afternoon. While working on a piece of steel rail, with an iron chisel, a chip of the metal struck his left eye, just in the ball. Dr. PICKLES extracted the piece after an hour’s tedious work. – Festus Times.
Two more little girls were
added to the population of
Don’t forget that the Social
Club of Antonia will celebrate the 4th of July in becoming
style. A brass band from
Persons desiring to employ
Charles H. KLEINSCHMIDT during his absence in cases pending or to be brought in
the Circuit court of
Little Johnny HURTGEN was climbing onto the jail wall last Tuesday evening, when a loose stone slipped with him, and he went to the ground. The boy lit on his head and was stunned for some moments, but he is almost well again. Lucky for him that the stone did not fall on him.
If Ray VEAZEY had given the printer in his father’s office the setting up of the program for the entertainment last Thursday night, it might have reflected some credit upon the profession and advertised that office; as it is, it looks like the work of a blacksmith with a five-dollar amateur printing outfit.
The Times says that the new
depot of the Bonne Terre railroad, near Festus, is about completed and is a
fine structure. It is asserted that the
cut near the depot will be widened and a macadamized road built along the side
of the track to the main road. This
latter thoroughfare could well be called
We wish, through the columns
of this paper, to return our thanks to the good people of
Constable BUREN, of Festus, brought the sheriff two more boarders last Tuesday. They are strangers in this county, who have been working for a short time on the Bonne Terre R.R., and give their names as Thomas SMITH and John WEST. They plead guilty, before ‘Squire JENNINGS, of petit larceny, having stolen from our Jacob TEAWORDE a valise containing a suit of summer clothing, some shirts, socks, etc. They were sentenced to 25 days in jail as punishment for the offense.
On the night of June 20th,
The disappearance of Mr.
HECKEL, of which we made mention last week, is as much of a mystery as
ever. The only new development thus far
is the finding of his coat, vest and hat at the foot of
There was a special session of County court last Monday, for the purpose of appointing members of the County Institute Board. It is the duty of this board to appoint instructors and fix their pay. Mr. VEAZEY had suggested Profs. SCOTT and STEEL, but as they are in training for positions as instructors the court thought it would not look well for them to act on their own applications and salaries, and hence they appointed Messrs. W.H.H. THOMAS and W.R. DONNELL. These two, with Commissioner VEAZEY, must provide for the institute, appoint instructors, fix their pay, etc.
The trial of Mrs. DOERGE
against L.D. THURMAN, last Monday, had a sequence that same evening. Mr. THURMAN, knowing that Joe OKENFUSS had
signed Mrs. DOERGE’s bond, met Joe on
KNORPP, June 29. – Editor J.D., how is it that your papers for this office are not received regularly: The last week’s issue is not here yet. The Mirror arrives every Friday. How is it that the J.D. does not get here in the same time? I have written to the railway mail service in regard to our mails being delayed, and am assured that mail clerks are not guilty of any blame, which he puts on the publishers’ shoulders. Hoping such trouble will not occur in future, I remain, yours, Charles KNORPP, P.M.
(We cannot explain the
matter. The papers are certainly mailed
here every Thursday, and should never be later than Friday in reaching
KNORPP. Some time ago the same complaint
was made, and since then we invariably add “via
Willie STONG, son of S.H.
STONG, of this city, met with an accident on Saturday last at Cheatham ford on
Wanted to rent, a farm of 50
acres or more in cultivation, with more land to clear and comfortable
buildings, either on shares of for cash.
Hartford COLLINS, livery
stable keeper of Ironton, passed through here last Saturday, on his way from
There is a sequel to the above, ‘Squire FRAZIER was interested with the constable in removing the dead horse. The country is thickly settled along the road, and the farmers all objected to having the carcass hauled onto their land; so the two officers did what they thought best under the circumstances – getting it as far away from the road and houses as they could. It still raised a stink, though, and Buz MARSDEN began threatening to prosecute them, and, having once taken charge of the carcass, they were in for disposing of it. Tuesday afternoon they got a lot of coal oil and went out and built a fire on the dead animal and burned it up.
The entertainment given at
Bargains in Real Estate
Any of all the following list of lands can be purchased at low figures and on easy terms:
10 acres, S23T40R4
80 acres, S2T41R4
40 acres, S33T39R5
30 acres, S3T38R5
40 acres, S5T38R4
80 acres S6T42R3
120 acres S10T43R3
40 acres S23T41R2
10 acres survey 1807, T43,R3
Lots 16 & 17, block 1, Kimmswick
Apply to D.B. VEASEY or R.W.
The painter of Houses’s Springs is making things look attractive about that village in general.
Judge Patrick BYRNE is very low at this time, with little hope of recovery. ‘Squire SCHULZE is also confined to his bed with fever.
If some of our farmers had thought they had the power to control the elements for the last ten days, we have no doubt but that some of them would have tried it, anyway till after harvest.
Wheat harvest was seven days behind time, owing to too much rain; however the farmers have been spirited and made thing buzz what time they were at it, consequently they are about through in good shape.
A certain young fellow would like to know whether it is against the law for a freckle-faced boy to marry a cross-eyed girl, both of marriageable age; if not, he will get some Justice to tie the nuptial knot before dog days set in.
The Big Springs miller has some hogs marked in a peculiar manner: the ears are taken off close to the head. I asked Henry if that was a legal mark. “No,” said he, “but it has been unlawfully done by some one.” Jumping hogs make bad dogs.
How pleasant it is to hear of a brotherhood of an organization of any kind getting along nicely. We overheard a WHEELER say the other day that his lodge were going to draw a chalk-line across their hall at the Springs to keep stockholders from fighting during business hours. They had better have a bull dog in one corner of the hall.
While James BYRNE was in
attendance at his father’s sick-bed, one night last week, a thief entered the
stable and stole his horse, saddle and bridle.
Many of our citizens went to different points, including
If a stranger should happen to pass through Meramec township at the present time, he would be thoroughly convinced of the fact that it is a very productive part of the earth. We have large weeds of every variety, and have had no idle men in this neighborhood the past ten days – all have been busy in pulling weeds and trying to save their wheat. There was no excuse to be idle. Hands were so scarce that women and children went into the fields to help save the golden grain. Wheat was badly lodged in many localities in the low bottoms. The clover crop has about gone to waste; but little of it was saved. Grass and oats are looking fine.
“Doc” LARKINS paid
Lulu, daughter of Mrs. Jane KOBEL, is very sick with fever.
Dr. BRICKEY, of
Farmers are cutting wheat. The outlook for good crops is promising.
We have had an abundance of rain in this vicinity, which put farmers behind with their work.
Another stranger arrived to bless the home of James OUTMAN. It’s a boy, and he came to stay. It is No. 4.
Self-bladers are all the rage now. I noticed a man cutting wheat with one of them, on my way to DeSoto last Friday, and three men followed and put the wheat in shocks. He could not keep them busy, though, for they could have downed more with three cradles.
I paid Festus a flying visit with my friend, Frank WINTZ, last Sunday. On going, one of our promising young men put his head out the car window to get a peep at his girl, and in drawing it back he lost his hat. The next time he desires to see his girl, he will likely get off the train.
Died, -- At her home in Plattin, Laura Belle, daughter of James and Martha VAUGHN, of double pneumonia, on March 13, 1891.
Deceased was born
Parents, brothers, and sisters, mourn not for your loved one,
That was so innocent and good, who from you has gone
To dwell with her Heavenly Father above,
And bask in an ocean of eternal love.
Remember the spirit that from this earth has flown,
Dwells in a beautiful Heavenly mansion near the Throne;
Ever be ready when the angel of death shall come.
To meet her in a happy Heavenly home;
When you reach the blissful shore;
Parting, pain, nor death, are felt and feared no more.
Josa. C. MCCORMACK.
By July 1st our wheat will all be cut and shocked. It was a hassle for binders, as the wheat was badly tangled.
On Saturday night the Maxville band headed a crowd of young folks, as well as some old residenters, and marched into the premises of W.J. KIRK, and gave Mrs. KIRK a general surprise, it being her 47th birthday. This was quite unexpected, but she, with the aid of other ladies, soon fixed up something for the hungry. Dancing was kept up till the ‘wee hours of morn’. We noticed among those present Frank and Viola SECKMAN, the HERRELS of Kimmswick, as well as Father SCHRAMM and Prof. WINKEL. All the young ladies brought along cakes and bouquets. The most beautiful assorted present was from Mrs. Joseph TIEFENBRUNN, which consisted of a basket filled with cabbage, cucumbers, peas, beans, carrots, raspberries, potatoes, onions, peaches and beets, of this year’s growth and raised in her own garden. All passed of jovially, and the parties seemed well satisfied and pleased.
On Wednesday was
Hot weather! is all the cry.
We have had 98 degrees of heat in the shade and 108 in the sun.
Mr. and Mrs. WUERTENBERGER lost a two-year-old boy last Saturday, caused by eating green apples.
Some of our farmers are done cutting wheat, while others are just beginning Corn-ploughing and clover-cutting held them back.
Some of our good farmers are having bad luck: Jake BLANK had one of his mares sun-struck, last Friday, in harness and hitched to a Wood’s binder, and she died on the spot; Paul EHLERS had the same luck – one of his mares dropped dead in front of one of the same make of binders; Mr. BAUER also had a horse sun-struck, which was attached to a Buckeye reaper. I do not think the machines were in fault, but it must have been the hot weather or the drivers.
Miss Alta LEPP is visiting
“Hot weather for harvesting,” is the usual cry.
Rev. J.T. HILL, of
Mrs. Jas. D. HEARST has returned home from a three weeks visit in Festus.
Miss Jennie PERKINS is visiting her sister, Mrs. L.A. POSTON, at Doe Run.
Farmers have been very busy since the late rains, plowing corn and harvesting.
Prof. G.F. BOOTHE spent last Sunday in our town with friends and relatives. Fred. is looking the picture of health.
Mr. Gus POLITTE, of
Our “youthful-appearing, would-be lady-killer” has shaken the dust of our city from his feet, and is abiding in parts unknown to us at present, and from the silence of the “Blackwell Kid” this week, we judge that they have taken their flight together. Boys, “do your mothers know you are out?”
Mr. KINGSLAND has just completed a well 200 feet deep, on Arthur M. BARROW’s farm, two miles west of here, which affords an abundance of nice, cold water. Mr. KINGSLAND is now drilling for water on John A. TUTTLE’s place. The well business has taken quite a boom in this neighborhood, under the management of Mr. KINGSLAND.
HEISKELL'S Ointment to cure skin disease of any form
New Brick Livery, Feed and
Lumber -- Jos. J. HOEKEN’s
Square Deal -- The Leading House for Bargains
Crystal Plate Glass,
J.W. MATHIES, General Merchandise, Pevely
Louis GREVE’s – Groceries, Dry Goods
DeSoto Marble – Eugene HIRSCH