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Jefferson County Leader

Hillsboro, Jefferson, Missouri

 

 

FRIDAY, 6 JULY 1866.

 

ESTRAY NOTICE - Taken up by John ALDERSON and posted before E. MANESS, a Justice of the Peace in Big River township, Jefferson county, Mo., June 5th 1866, a sorrel mare, seven or eight years old, 14 1/2 hands high, blaze face, four white feet, a lump on the right ankle, shod before; also a black stud colt, white star in forehead, roached mane, left hind foot white.  Appraised more at $100, colt at $50.   E. MANESS, J.P.

 

ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE. - Notice is hereby given that letters of administration of the estate of Cindarilla SIMPSON, deceased, were granted to the undersigned by the Clerk of the Jefferson County Court, on the 7th day of April, 1866.  All persons having claims against said Estate are required to present them to me for allowance within one year from the date of said letters or they may be precluded from any benefit of said estate; and if such claims be not exhibited within three years from said date they will be forever barred.  Given under my hand this 2d day of May, 1866.  E.F. FROST, Admr. of Cindarilla SIMPSON, dec'd.

  

FRIDAY, 10 AUGUST 1866

 

SOLDIERS MEETING - The soldiers' meeting convened at the Court House on Monday evening.  Lieut. John WILLIAMS was made chairman and Capt. E. AMOR, secretary. The following ex-soldiers were appointed delegates to the convention which meets at St. Louis today.   E. AMOR, R.W. McMULLIN, John WILLIAMS, Herman RICHTER, Herman GODKIN, Wash. WILLIAMS, Henry MEIRES, John T. HUSKEY, Wm. S. NULL, R. WOOD, B.F. MANESS, John GULLEY, Wilton SENTER, Alfred RICHTER, R.N. HUNT, John HUNT, C.C. FLETCHER, H.F. AHLVERS, G.W. McFRY, D.F. McKEE, John STUBINGER, Peter WILLIAMS,  Landon S. WILLIAMS,   D.A. SULLENS, Jas. HAMEL, J.M. JACKSON, Thos. McGEE,   R.G. WHITEHEAD, J. BUXTON, W.J. MANESS, John SCHORR,   Geo. SCAMMAN, Alonzo BELL, Fred BRYSDOFF, Jas. DAVIS,   Wm. DAVIS, F. ARNOLD, F. LOUCK, Anderson RUSSELL,   John ROWE, Reusin GOWAN, Thos. COOK, Pick CROSS, ---- LYON, W.H. DODSON, J.N. WHITEHEAD, Chas. MILLER,   R.E. KEENEY, R. HENDRICKSON, J. HARMONY, Gust. THUMBOLT,  Elbert OGLE, Rudolph HAVERSTICK, C.W. NELSON, S.G. McKEE and all other soldiers that indorse this call.

  

FRIDAY, 18 AUGUST 1866.

 

MARRIED - By Rev. L.F. WALDEN, in De Soto, Mo., Mr. J.W. CABELL  of Alton, to Miss Mary E. ELKINS, of DeSoto, June 3rd, 1866.

 

By the same at the SHERMAN house in De Soto, Mr. J.D. MURPHY, to Miss Sarah PATTERSON, both of Jefferson County, Mo., June 2nd, 1866.

 

By the same at the residence of W.B. ELKINS, De Soto, Mr. M.J. KING, of Irondale, Washington county, Mo., to Miss Adaline WILSON, of Alford, Washington county, Mo., June 2nd 1866.

 

FRIDAY, 24 AUGUST 1866

 

BIG RIVER TOWNSHIP. - At a meeting of the Radical Union citizens of Big River township, for their ---- ---- ---- delegates to the Radical Union Convention on the 10th of September. Willard FRISSELL was called to the chair and Zebulon PRITCHETT was elected Secretary. The Chairman explained the object of the meeting, whereupon Dr. A. CRULL moved for the appointment of a committee of three, to draft resolutions expressive of the views of the Radical citizens of said township.  the chairman appointed Dr. A. CRULL, John CRAIG and H.E. HYATT, said committee. During the absence of the committee to the following persons were elected delegates to the County Convention: C.L. FOSTER, Wesley SCAGGS, G. ROGERS, James DAVIS, Willard FRISSELL, W. MUSE, R. CARTER, W.A. JACKSON, Florian JENNI, A. CRULL and Z. PRITCHETT. For Justices of the Peace, E. MANESS and F. JENNIE were nominated for Constable, C.L. FOSTER. The committee on resolutions reported the following, which were adopted: Resolved, That we heartily endorse the administration of Gov. FLETCHER in every respect.  Most particularly in regard to immigration to this state.

 

FRIDAY, 7 SEPTEMBER 1866

 

OBITUARY - Died--At Blackwell's Station, I.M.R.R., on the night of Sunday, August 26th, Sarah BRYANT STRICKLAND, daughter of Judge STRICKLAND, (deceased) of Jefferson County, in the 25th year of her age. Miss Sarah B. STRICKLAND, was a young lady of no ordinary attainments; the deportment of her life was under the control of almost every moral quality that adorns and exalts the character of her sex. Her sweet affable disposition endeared her to many valued friends, whom she called to her bed side, and in that natural flow of touching, soothing language so familiar and peculiar to herself, that disarmed death of all its terrors, entreated to all be prepared to meet her in that better land, where earthly sorrow shall be changed to everlasting joy. She was followed to the grave by many of those she loved and left behind, to whom an appropriate and impressive discourse was delivered, by her friend and relative, Rev. Jas. CAPE.  G.H.

 

Advices from Bowling Green, Ky., state that the guerrilla HARPER is operating in that vicinity with 30 or 40 men.  A full company of regulars are stationed there, and a company of cavalry will shortly take track of the free booters.

 

FRIDAY, 28 SEPTEMBER 1866

 

Sheriff Sale in Partition - In the Circuit Court of Jefferson County, Missouri. - John G. HERALD, Wm. G. HERALD, Thos. I. WILLIAMS, James W. STAPLES, by John WILLIAMS, his guardian, John C. CAPE, and the following minors; Francis CAPE, James M. CAPE, Rebecca J. CAPE, Theadosia E. CAPE, Leander CAPE and Henry N. CAPE, by John C. CAPE, their guardian, all ex parte petitioners. By virtue and authority of an order made by the Circuit Court of the county of Jefferson, State of Missouri, at its May term, A.D. 1866.  I will on the 8th day of November next, at the Court House door, in the town of Hillsboro, between the hours of nine o'clock in the forenoon and five o'clock in the afternoon of that day, offer for sale at public auction to the highest bidder, the following described land or real estate, to-wit: Lot number two of the north west quarter of sec. two, and the east half of lots numbered four and five of the northeast quarter of section 3, in township No. 39, range No. 4 east, containing 153 95-100 acres. For the purpose of making partition between said parties, for which the purchaser will be required to pay cash in hand at the time of sale. This 26th day of September, 1866.  Charles C. FLETCHER, Sheriff.

 

FRIDAY, 5 OCTOBER 1866

 

DIED - At Cozy Cottage, Jefferson Co., near Blackwell Station on Thursday, Sept. 27, 1866, Olivene Ann, eldest daughter of Geo. and Mary Jane HALE, aged 14 years.  G.H.

 

The Hillsboro Hotel - To the public - I am happy to inform my old friends that I am still prepared to provide them with comfortable lodgings, boarding can be had by the month or the day.  Good fare, and reasonable terms.  Give me a call.  Mary A. HORINE, Hillsboro, Mo.

 

FRIDAY, 10 OCTOBER 1866

 

LIST OF REGISTERED VOTERS IN CENTRAL TOWNSHIP

R.W. McMULLIN, Sam'l CALDWELL, Frederick BOHL,

Wm. KLOEPPER, Michael BRINKLEY, Wm. SMITH,

Sam'l T. McGEE, Geo. A. BLAKE, J. Ed. WALKER,

A.M. CALLIHAN, Wm. P. ADAIR, Jeremiah STEWART,

Sam'l McGEE, Stephen HUSKEY, Henry F. AHLIVERS,

Geo. WILEY, Wm. ALEXANDER, Johannes SIMON,

Geo. L. JOHNSTON, Geo. McFRY, Phineas WILLIAMS,    John WILLIAMS, Wm.

COOK, Jas. HUSKY, John J. PIERCE,

Oscar DOVER, Henry C--SCHN(?), W.P. BLISS,

Geo. W. BERRY(?), ---- BOYD(?), J. HILBERTHAUSER,

A.G. CROSS, Louis HARTWEIN,  G.L. HELMS,

Jas. O. WILLIAMS, A.J. MILLER, John SMITH,

Chas. VINEYARD, Henry MOYER, J. VINEYARD, Jun.,

John HUSKEY,  L.L. MOSS, Wm. J. WIDEMAN, G.W. JOHNSTON,

Peter HUSKEY,  E.P. CROSS,  F.H. WILLIAMS, Jos. FRAZIER,

Levi McCULLOCH, Louis T. CROSBY, Richard MARSDEN,

A. DORAY, Jas. M. LANHAM, Wm. KENDRICK, Henry KLEISKLY, Ulrich HUBOLI,

Chas. A. CLARK, Jacob H. MEYER,

Rob't WHITEHEAD, S. MARSDEN, Eugene AMOR,

Jas. H. TAYLOR, J.G. RAPP, Jas. M. JACKSON,

F.F. WASHINGTON, John KOHLBECKER, Sam'l A. REPPY,

Morgan MORGANS, Francis DWYER, August WEBER, Jr.,

G. STEGMAN, Wiley WELTEY, G.L. McCORMACK,

August WEBER, Sen., Sullivan FRAZIER, W.P. HAMRICK,

Thos. HORINE, Sam'l S. GREER,  Jas. A. WHITE, W.H. GREER,

John VINEYARD,  Peter LEE, Jos. DICKERMAN,

John H. JOHNSTON, Leo DERR, John EVANS, Jas. PHILLIPS,

Wm. NULL, John C. BONY, H.P. RATES, Fred'k KOERNER,

Wm. WILLIAMS, Wm. SHELTON, J.J. REYNOLDS, Robinson BOYD,

Newton MATHEWS, A.H. BOYD, B.F. MARSDEN, Jacob OGLE,

R. RICHARDSON, John L. OGLE, Baziele HINEY,

Jas. HENSLEY, Sen., Thos. BARR, Orson BAKER,

Jonas WHITNEY, John W. BAKER, Peter ALBIA, Geo KIDD,

Jac'b McPARIGION, Chas. E. McCRERY, Wm. A. DRENNON,

Wm. C. FINE, Leander HENSLEY, Alexander HAILE,

Edward HUDSON, Elisha EAVES, Samuel WRIGHT,

Landon WILLIAMS, A. MITCHEL, A.D. TIPPLE, Martin GREEN,

Wm. G. PIERCE, Chas. GAERIETZ, Silas JOHNSTON,

Jas. HOWELL, Martin HOHL, Thos. WILLIAMS, George HOHL,

W.C. HELMS, T.C. CARVER, J.W. WELLS, T.J. SMITH,

Absolm LINCOLN, I. KURKOFFSKY,  E. HILBERTHAUSER,

John C. SHORE, Jacob BIEIKER, John R. KLEISKLY,

Frederick KRAMER, Jac'b ZIMMERMAN, John STUBINGER,

W.P. RUPART, Henry STELBRINK, W. WALLACE,

Moses A. VANESS, W. HARMONY,  John W. MILLER,

Jas. N. BLAKE, B.M. LANHAM, John F. DITMER,

Geo. W. PIERCE, John M. WAIT, John HOSEY, R.I. MOSS,

John W. McCRERY, John T. HUSKEY, D.A. SAILENS,

Thos. LANHAM, J.W. JONES, Wm. HUSKY, E.W. HARMONY,

Wash. WILLIAMS, E.S. PYLE

 

Objected to - John I. THOMAS,  John CARVER, Abner GREEN,

John SHELTON, Jas. J. WILLIAMS, C.W.S. VINEYARD,

Isham WILLIAMS, Marian JOHNSON, Jas. Col'e POWER,

Alvin WILSON, R.T. CONK, W.A. HENSLEY, Jas. BARCLY,

Martin HUSKY, Andrew HUSKY, G.J. JOHNSON

 

Rejected - Dilly HUSKY, Jas. P. HESSER, E.F. HONEY

 

FRIDAY, 12 OCTOBER 1866

 

LIST OF REGISTERED VOTERS IN VALLE TOWNSHIP.

 

Registered Sept 22d, 1866 - Robt. HICKS, John McNULTY,

Samuel PRINTISS, John LARKIN, Geo. BRECKENRIDGE,   

W.B. ELKINS, Lander MITCHEL, Elias GOODEN, M.W. PERKINS, 

J.H. MAHLER, Mark STEPHENS, R. McMULLLIN, Jr.,

J.W. LETCHER, Geo. HALE, Wm. G. HAROLD, L. BRIDELL,

Christian LEPP, Wm. HENDERSON, G. KESTLER,

Henry WASHBURN, J.W. ROBINSON,  John HOPSON,

Geo. ROBINSON, John ROWE, W.H. CROCKETT, D.W. MOORE,

John PENCE, B.F. BUTLER, W. SCHUERMAN, W. GIBBONS,

G.C. BUTLER, B.F. MANESS, C.B. FLETCHER, Gust. HAMEL,

Wm. BUTLER, B.S. REPPY, John W. BUTLER, T.H. DAVIS,

Sam WASHBURN, Richd McMULLIN,  J.K. WOOD, Richd WOOD

W.F. PRITCHETT, Chris ZOLLMAN, J.H. LANHAM, Horace HOARD,

John SCHREIBER, J. REYNOLDS, F. WALTHERS, Thomas ROBERTS,

I. HAVERSTICK, L.P. HOBBER

 

Registered Sept. 20th 1866. - T.W. STRICKLAND, J.W. CAPE,

J.J. CAPE, M.D. McKEE, W.A. DONNELL, Sol'n SAUNDERS,

W. Long SMITH, Henry BLACK, A. FROMHOLD, W.J. HARMONY,

Geo. A. FLEMING,L. McCLAY, Geo. F. PERKINS, Thomas KELLY,

Sam HIGGINSON, R.B. WILLIAMS, J.W. MARTIN, Thomas BETTLE,

R.J. BOAS, H.E. REPPY, Victor CRAIG, H. HAVERSTICK,

G.W.D. HAVERSTICK, John C. CAPE, H.S. REPPY, C.H. PRIMM,

John McKEE, W.B. RUDD, Geo. NEAL, Hiram BELEW,

A. BAINBRIDGE, John HAMEL, J.S. BLACKFORD, Bryon KYSER,

Thomas MOON, W. YAHN, M.B. SPILLER, Owen MURRAY,

C.W. HARMONY, J.F. FLETCHER, J.K. NELSON, J.J. TAYLOR,

C.A. NEWCOMB, Charles WILSON, I.J. RANKIN, J.K. DOTSON,

W.H. WASHBURN, W. SLAWSON, William PORTER, G. HUGHES,

M.A. DOUTHETT, D.F. McKEE, B.H. LANHAM, J.W. WILSON,

A. VINYARD, James PULLING, M. BLACKWELL, H.S. CHRISTIAN,

W. REMINGTON, Harry KNAPP, W.H. WALKER, Thomas PARKER,

L. MATHEW, R. GOWAN, H. HAMEL,R. HENDRICKSON,

W.R. BUTLER, Wm. G. REPPY, James GOWAN, R. HAVERSTICK,

S.G. McKEE, J.F. WINTY, Hiram REPPY

 

THE AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY - De Soto, Mo., Oct. 1st, 1866.  Pursuant to notice of the Board of Directors of the Jefferson C. Agricultural and Mechanical Association, met as above, but for want of quorum, adjourned to meet again on Monday, the 18th ult., when they expect to settle up this year's business. The following persons were elected Directors, to serve one year from January 1st, 1867:  M.A. DOUTHETT, G. HAMEL, and C.L. GOULD, of De Soto: G.S. RANKIN and D.W. BRYANT, of Pevely:  H.M. PARKER, of Sulphur Springs, F.F. DONNELL, Hematite: H.S. CHRISTIAN, Victoria: Wm. DYER, of Tunnel Station..  W.S. JEWETT, Secretary.

 

The following are the names of those entitled to prize gifts this quarter, in the Hillsboro Sunday School:

 First Prizes - Clarence HONEY, Henry E. GREEN, Frank GREEN, Emily GASCHE, Andrew JENNY, Homer JAHN, Frances JAHN, Joseph RICHTER, Sophia MORRISON, Mary HUBELI, Louisa DRINNON, Fanny CLARK, Willie JAHN,  Hugh WILLIAMS, Fanny SIMONDS, Henry GASCHE.

 

Second Prizes  - Caroline KLOEPPER, Willie POWER, Mary WILLIAMS, Eila ALLEN, Nannie WILLIAMS, Walter WAIT, Elias HONEY, Lewis GREEN, Richard TUTHILL, William STONE, Eva TUTHILL.

 

Third Prizes - Laura GASCHE,  Lewis POWER.

 

FRIDAY, 19 OCTOBER 1866

 

The following voters are registered in Joachim township, but several have been objected to and will be notified to appear before the Board of Appeals and Revision.

James N. WHITEHEAD, Austin STROUP,  M.C. JENNINGS,

James A. LAFFON, Thomas N. OGLE, James H. SMITH,

G.W. OGLE,  Thos. J. MILLERMAN, James SMITH,

----on BOUGHTON, W.E. BURT, ----- VAUGHN,

Chas. G. WARNER, Elbert OGLE, Ewing BAKER,

Sam'l MARSEROFT, William HENSLEY, James SMITH,

Thos. BURGESS, Jesse B. McANALLY, Thos. C. PATTERSON,

A.E. MOCKBEE, Chas. G. WARNE, J.W. NULL,  E.B. BECKETT,

Jas. E. VAUGHN, Thomas A. WILLIAMS, G.W. CLALAHAN,

Columbus J. BECKETT, A.G. COOK, Christoph HUBER,

Thos. WILLIAMS, Sam'l BRADY,  Samuel WILLIAMS,

Peter GUTHREL, Peter WILLIAMS, Alexander BOUGHTON,

Elias HUSKY,  R.J. HENDRICKSON, James GARRISON,

Arthur S. BURRELL, Chas. B. MOWER, Marshall BAKER,

Joshua HERRINGTON, G.H. KEREKHOFF, Wm. C. HERRINGTON,

Joshua VOLLMAR, Sam'l T. HERRINGTON,  Alex'r GIBSON,

Ed VOLLMAR, John W. NARENS, Jonathan HERRINGTON,

Henry OGLE, Robt. E. KENEY, David BOZARTH, John O'BANNON,

H.W. JONES, M.D., Richard J. MAUPIN, John MABEE,

Geo. S. VINEYARD, Wm. L. DODSON, Lewis E. ADAMS,

John STROUP, James H. WILLIAMS, Fleming HENSLEY,

Henry C. WEBBLES, A.B. HENSLEY, R.J. PALMER,

Allen MOONEY, B. SAPP, John MURPHY, John M. BAILEY,

Thornton JARVIS,  Henry T. SAPP, Robt. GAMEL, B.C. BERRY,

Chas. H. WILLIAMS, W.T. OSBORNE, Davis WILLIAMS,

Elbert SMITH, Alex. C. WILSON, Thomas J. SMITH,

Ira J. BECKETT, Reason JARVIS, John FARLEY, Wm. MOCKBEE,

Thomas WILLIAMS, John STROUP, George STROUP,

F.M. CADWALLADER, Geo. H. WILLIAMS, James JARVIS,

Thos. J. HENSLEY, Ralph BUSH, Benj. F. BOUGHTON,

Sevreom REOF, Joseph WHITE, Louis YEIDA, E. ELLIS,

Auguste RANKIN, John J. JONES, Wm. S. JEWETT,

Wm. M. McMURTY, J.W. NULL, Joseph BURKHART,

Russel LANDERS, Joseph LANDOTT, Christian HESSE,

C.A. CRAFT, John C. WILSON, John B. CRAFT, John S. HOBBS,

Benedict GOODMAN,  Johnson VAUGHN, J.F. GIBBONS,

James D. FILLSON, Wm. VASE(?),Thomas F. FARLEY,

Thos. JOHNSTON, G.W. HOLDREN, Wm. C. REID, A.J. VINEYARD,

W.M. SMITH, Wm. ALROD, J.P. BEARD, William H. STILES,

J.M. DOVER, Dover GALVIN, D.F. ENGLAND, James R. BERRY,

W.J. HERRINGTON, Hayden SINCLAIR, C. BECKMAN,

George SINCLAIR, E.A. KELLY, Valentine MATHIAS,

Thos. O. SMITH, Ludwig PLACK, Wm. STROUP, Henry ACHTER,

Josiah NULL, Jr., James F. HENDRICKSON, Wm. PARKS, M.D.,

Wm. COOPER, John N. VERNON, John YEIDA, Grove HAVENS,

D.S. SMITH

 

LIST OF VOTERS REGISTERED IN BIG RIVER TOWNSHIP -

Registered up to Oct. 18, 1866.

Enoch B. TOLIVER, A. CRULL, C.L. FOSTER, A. RETHAGE,

John C. SCAGGS, H. HUSKEY, J.A. MANESS, Fred KRAMER,

E. MANESS, H. SAUERHAGEN, Sam SIMPSON,  F. SPRINGMYER,

F.H. INGALLS, C. HOKKER, Jasper EOFF, D. EITZMAN,

A. MANESS, C. WEBER, P.R. MANESS, S. DENNY, J. PILANT,

A. BARTMAN, E.W. ROGERS, P. DRYER, M.D. CANTRILL,

D.W. BREAZEAL, L.D. BORN,  E. MANESS, T.S. SOUNDS,

M. BRYANT, Jas. MABEE, E. RYAN, W. SCAGGS, M. McKAY,

Jas. PARTNEY, R.A. CARTER, C. VIRVETT, W.M. WILSON,

S.M. POLLARD, J. FOX, P.T. HUNT, S. JEWELL, T.I. EVANS,

Jacob MANESS, H. NOEBLER, I. BORNS, R. POUNDS,

W. GRAYHAM, A. HUSTON, C.C. POE, B. McFARLIN,

James HARVEY, P. DAUDLE, H. PREWETT, R. GILBERT,

P. THOMAS, J. ROBERTSON, L. PARTNEY, J. COUTCH,

J.E. HUSKEY, W. FRISSELL, J. BROWN,  J.S. WILLIAMS,

F. STOLKEN, J.E. WIDEMAN, J. KRAMER, Jas. HUSKEY,

J. HERRINGTON, John HUSKY, Jas. HANVEY, John H. MORSE,

J. DAVIS, Wm. MANION, Wm. EVANS, John CRAIGE, E. BOYER,

John DOOGAN, I.L. MOREHOUSE, H.M. FORSTER, N.M. INMAN,

J.W. STEVENS, G. LORD, W. McBROOME, John ROGERS,

E. MANESS, J.M. FRISSELL, W. MANESS, H. SHANKE,

J.R. PRISELY, J.C. PRITCHETT, G. ROGERS, I.S. MURPHY,

A. EVANS, G.W. THORNHILL, S.W. McKEE, T. EOFF,

D. WILSON, Newton EOFF, Sam RUSSELL, J. SLOAN,

Daniel BEELER, W. SULLIVAN, T. DUNSMORE, G.W. BEELER,

J.R. McCOLLUCH, W. BAILEY, J. EDSEL, J.P. LOLLAR,

L.T. HUNT, A.W. WHITSETT, R. LEMONS, Carter EVANS,

C. WALDRON, M. GRAYHAM, W. SHEPHERD, H. HINKE,

J.M. WILSON, J.W. HILL, A. PRUIT,  S. KNAPP, W. HOHNSON,

A. DIMOND, M. BRINDLEY, J.S. McKEE, J. BALDWIN,

P.F. LEWIS, S.B. WILSON, J. REABIN(?), D. HUSKEY,

N.M. CHRISTIAN, B.S. LEWIS, J.V. IMAN, L.H. LEE,

J.W. PENNELL, J. DOUGLAS, L. READER,  O. PERRY,

I. MANESS, F. CAMPBELL, W.C. HYATT, Daniel JONES,

T.S. COOK, W. WILCOTT, J. HUSKY, G.W. PRESLEY, T. BOYAN,

J.B. McKANE, W. ORIS, M. LONG, B. FRISELL, J.T. MANESS,

W.F. WILLIAMS, J.F. TYREY, C. VIEHLANT, J.M. MANESS,

Florian JENNI,  P.R. MANESS, F. DERMAN, P. MANESS,

W.G. BAIRD, J.W. DAVIS, C. GRONHOLT, B. DOVER,

L.P. STAFFORDS, A. KLUMP, Thos. GILBERT, M. LORANG,

E. BOYNETTE, H. HEITMAN, P.J. BOYER, J.L. WIDEMAN, Jr.,

W. HAVERSTICK, Peter JENNI, Sr., J.H. THOMPSON,

Wm. YOUNG, A. CURTIS

 

Rejected - W. GIBSON, M. McKEE, Ezekiel WITHETT, J.P. LEE,

S. POUNDS, W.P. LEE, C. FROST, Wm. McKEY,

W. MOTHERSHEAD, Jr., Samuel WILEY, G. DAVIS,

James A. WILSON, M. WILLIAMS, J.O. WIDEMAN, T. JOHNSON,

J.A. WIDEMAN, J.R. THOMAS, W.P. WILLIAMS, Jacob WILSON, 

A.A. RODGERS, Alfred WILLIAMS, C. JOHNSON,

Isam WILLIAMS, J.J. CARROW, E. PARDNEY

 

FRIDAY, 2 NOVEMBER 1866

 

MARRIED - On the 10th inst., by R. NICHOLS, Justice of the Peace, Mr. Martin SWANEY to Miss Elizabeth J. WILSON, all of Jefferson county, Mo.

 

NOTICE - Whereas, my wife Mena SHORES, has left my bed and board without just cause, this is to notify all persons not to trust her upon my account.  Central Township, Jefferson county, Mo., John C. SHORE.

 

FRIDAY, 30 NOVEMBER 1866

 

MARRIED - In St. Louis, Mo., November 26, 1866, by Rev. George SLUTER, Mr. R.W. McMULLIN, County Clerk of Jefferson County, and Miss Mary E. HONEY, daughter of E.F. HONEY, Esq.

 

DIED - Of consumption, James ARMSTRONG, at the residence of his father in Jefferson county, Mo., April 17, 1867, at 2 o'clock p.m. His death is lamented by a wide circle of relations and friends, who sympathize with the aged parents, brothers and sisters of the deceased, in this their dark hour of sorrow and bereavement.  We hope that  the departed spirit now rests with him who gave it life upon the earth.  May God comfort and bless ---- ---- ---- the loss of one who was  their idol in the family circle; and may his family be aroused to a sense of duty towards their God and strive to meet the departed in heaven, where they can again  renew their earthly love, and where is no more sickness and ravaging diseases to sever their ties of love and friendship.  Tom.

 

FRIDAY, 7 DECEMBER 1866

 

TWO AWFUL TRAGEDIES - It is my painful duty to record two terrible tragedies that occurred in Clay county, Mo., on the 19th of November, 1866. A difficulty occurred between Mr. Jacob J. HARMONY, of this county, and his son Jacob, which resulted in the death of the son, from a shot fired from the gun of the father, Mr. H. immediately surrendered himself, and will have a preliminary examination in a day or two. On the same day, at Missouri City, a dispute occurred between Mr. G.S. ELGIN and two young men by the name of TITUS, which terminated in both of the latter being killed by the former. Mr. ELGIN then went to the house of his father-in-law near Weston, in Platte county, where he was followed by the brothers and relatives of the deceased men, and killed early next morning receiving five shots in his body. The murders then went to Platte City, and gave themselves up, were disarmed and put under guard. The killing of men is becoming entirely too common of late, and the good men of our county must take some measures to put a stop to it. If they don't the county will become a waste.  People that are worth having as citizens will not remain. Our exchanges over the State are filled with accounts of murders and robberies.  But the other day I read that in Andrew county no less than eleven men had been killed in less than a month.  No such state of things as this can continue without utter destruction to the great interests of our State, but to put his veto to everything that tends to outrage and lawlessness.  Yours respectfully,  L.H. ALFORD, Liberty, MO., Nov. 28, 1866.

 

FRIDAY, 14 DECEMBER 1866

 

ADMINISTRATOR'S LEASE OF REAL ESTATE. - The farm of Anslem REIBOLD, deceased, situated on Glaze creek, in Rock Township, Jefferson county, Near Col. YERGER's place, will be rented to the highest bidder, on the 26th of December, 1866, at 10 o'clock A.M., from 1st of March, 1867, till 1st of March 1868, on the farm of REIBOLD aforesaid, by  Anton YERGER, Dec. 1, 1866, Admr.

 

FRIDAY, 4 JANUARY 1867

 

On the 26th, Wm. KNORPP, of Valle, was fined $50, for wife beating, on complaint of his better half.  The trial was had before Justice REPPY, of De Soto.

 

MARRIED - Dec. 19, 1866, by Rev. L.F. WALDEN, at the residence of Mrs. Margaret ENGLAND, Mr. W.R. DONNELL, of De Soto, and Miss Margaret BELL BERRY, of Joachim township, Mo.

 

Also by B.S. REPPY, Esq., Dec. 27th, at the residence of the bride's father, Thos. OGLE, Esq., Mr. Geo. W. DODDSON and Miss Frances A. OGLE, all of Big River Township, Mo.

 

FRIDAY, 18 JANUARY 1867

 

MARRIED - Jan. 10th, 1867, at the residence of the bride's father, in Central township, by Judge G.J. JOHNSTON, Adolph WEBER, Esq., and Miss Parmelia MILLER all of Jefferson county, Mo.

 

FRIDAY, 1 FEBRUARY 1867

 

FINAL SETTLEMENT - NOTICE is hereby given to creditors and others interested in the estate of William BRENNAN, that the undersigned Administratrix of said estate will make final settlement thereof at the next term of the Jefferson County Court, to be held at Hillsboro on the third Monday in April, 1867.  Bridget BRENNAN, Adm'x of said estate.

 

ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE - NOTICE is hereby given that letters of administration on the estate of Elizabeth RUBLES, dec'd, were granted to the undersigned by the Clerk of the Jefferson co. Court, on the 11th day of November, 1866. All persons having claims against said estate are required to present them to me for allowance within one year from the date of said letters, or they may be precluded from any benefit of said estate: and if such claims be not exhibited within three years from said date they will be forever barred. Given under my hand this 13th day of December, 1866.  Ephraim SMETZER, Adm'r.

 

FRIDAY, 8 FEBRUARY 1867

 

DEATH OF Wm. E. VINEYARD - The following on the death of Wm. E. VINEYARD, was written by a child of ten years.  Coming from one so young, ---- ---- ---- ---- friend's request for its publication.

 

A VACANT PLACE - Our Sunday school met on Sunday, last but our librarian, Wm. E. VINEYARD, was missing.  He has gone to his long home, never to return. We all mourn the loss of him, who is now in heaven, but we will remember him--his work remains, with us. The library has been draped in mourning for nearly a week, and every scholar in school mourns his loss.  He was so kind and generous in giving out the books to the classes or rather to the teacher, for they divide them among the children. Mr. WALKER, our good Superintendent, made some very feeling remarks on the loss we have sustained, and Mrs. FISHBACK also. Our library looks mournful and sad and Mr. VINEYARD's place was filled by another because he was absent. We shall miss his encouraging look and kind word for all. He often expressed a wish that his only little child was old enough to attend our school.  He was always punctual to fulfill his duty as librarian for us, leaving a bright example for us to follow and imitate. But he is gone! and we shall never see him more.  Gone, I trust, to a better world than this, and where angels sing forever.  How sad it is to have dear friends leave us to return no more!  His death is deeply regretted by his relatives and friends, and all who knew him and I truly sympathize with them. I can think of no one else that could have been missed more than Mr. VINEYARD. He was only absent from Sunday school one Sabbath, and before the next came around he was missing forever.  Lizzie S. HESSER, Sunny Side School, Victoria, Mo. January 18th, 1867.

 

DEATH OF Simeon PULASKI - DIED--On the 25th of January, 1867, at the residence of Judge HOWE, in Plattin Township, Jefferson county, Missouri, Simeon PULASKI, aged one hundred and six years. The Deceased was a native of Poland, and was widely known in the southeastern part of this county. He will be remembered by many as "Uncle Sim." He served in the campaign against Spain under BONAPART, and was also in the service of Spain and England. He came to the United Stated during the War of 1812, as a soldier in the service of Great Britain. After reaching the American shore he deserted to the ranks of the American army, and at the close of the war, was ordered to Council Bluffs, where he remained until the year 1820, when he received his discharge. He was in receipt of a pension from the United States up to the time of his decease. His memory was remarkable, and he could narrate with east the events which occurred in the early part of his life.  The writer has often heard him converse of his life in the respective armies in which he served, and the narratives were more interesting than any work of fiction. For the last sixteen years of his life he made his home at Judge HOWE's, where the writer became acquainted with him and heard from himself the story of his life. He died of old age and a general wearing out of the machinery of life. He passed away like a child sleeping. Peace to his ashes.

 

FRIDAY, 22  FEBRUARY 1867

 

Whereas, my wife, Malissa Henrietta, has left me without my consent and without cause on my part, I therefore warn the public against giving her  credit for anything on my account. Big River township, Jefferson Co., Mo., Feb. 20, '67.  Andreas REISCH.

 

The treasurer of the Co. Emigration Society acknowledges the receipt of the following additional donations, up to Wednesday evening: S.A. REPPY, Hillsboro, $5; M.M. JOHNSTON, Ludwig YIDEE, John SCHINDLER, Elisha ELLIS, Peter GUTHRELL, John HIRTH, Valentine  MATTHEWS, C.S. RANKIN, Thos. ROBINSON, John B. DUMELER, all of Pevely, each $1.

 

CHILD-MURDER  -  On the 11th inst., a negro woman named Elizabeth Ann BENTON, was committed to jail by H.M. PARKER, Esq., of Sulphur Springs, to await trial at Circuit Court on charge of infanticide.  The testimony on the file shows that the woman was a servant in the family of F.J SMITH, Esq., of Rock township, and that she was suspected of being enceinte. On the morning of Friday, Feb. 1st, a servant man discovered a dead infant, colored, hid in a hollow tree, some 150 yards from the house. Believing it to be the child of the woman, Elizabeth BENTON, she was apprised of the fact, and the case reported to the Justice. On the trial, Dr Geo. W. VARNUM testified that he had examined the child, and believed that it had been born alive and subsequently smothered. To the justice she confessed that the child was her's; that it was born the morning it was found in the hollow tree, and stated that it never made any sound, she believed it dead, and being unable to bury it, she laid it there with the intention of afterward burying it. There was no other evidence of violence than the testimony of the physician, who however, is reputed to be a gentleman of extensive experience and careful judgment.

 

FRIDAY, 1 MARCH 1867

 

ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE - Notice is hereby given that letters of administration on the estate of Charles KLEINSCHMIDT, dec'd, were granted to the undersigned by the Clerk of the Jefferson Co. Court, on the 31st day of January, 1867.  All persons having claims against said estate are required to present them to me for allowance within one year from the date of said letters, or they may be precluded from any benefit of said estate; and if such claims be not exhibited within three years from said date they will be forever barred.  Given under my hand this 4th day of February, 1867.  Louis K. KLEINSCHMIDT, Adm'r.

 

FRIDAY, 29 MARCH 1867

 

FATAL ACCIDENT - August KINNEY, a German living upon the dividing ridge between Glaze and Hedge Creeks, in Rock Township, met with an accident on Wednesday, March 10th which has doubtless terminated fatally. Mr. KINNEY was felling a tree, when it lodged against another; he then cut the obstructing tree, when the former fell upon him completely crushing his breast and spine.  Strange to say he was still living when our informant left him on Thursday afternoon.  Since writing the above, the following communication has been handed us for publication.

 

Editor Jefferson County Leader:  Here is another example of the uncertainty of man's life, August KEUNE ---- ---- ---- ---- Old Jefferson, met with a certain death last week, the circumstances of which are as follows:

Said KEUNE had cut a tree, about one foot in diameter near his dwelling.  In falling, the tree, as is often the case, rested on its branches, this leaving the body about eight feet above the surface of the ground. KEUNE, in order to bring the body of the tree to rest upon the ground, proceeded to cut one of the large branches on which the stem rested.  This being accomplished, the tree turned to one side and the main limbs overtaking the unfortunate man while he was attempting to escape from under the tree, broke his backbone so severely that he lived but two days after. Mr. KEUNE leaves a mourning widow and six small children. I attended the funeral of the deceased, and must confess that seldom, if ever, I have witnessed a funeral so largely attended in Jefferson county. At least 150 good citizens of Rock township were present, when the deceased was given up to our mother earth. We can but lament the loss of a good citizen like Mr. KEUNE; and to merely lament the condition of his poor widow and children would be too little. They need consolation and support, and this Jefferson county, and Rock Township especially will not refuse. I had almost forgotten to say that KEUNE, when lying under the tree as above stated, was cut loose by his own son, not more than eleven years old, who happened to be not far off. The courage of a boy, such as has been shown by this one is not less than laudable.

 

MARRIED - On the 19th inst., at the residence of Chas. S. RANKIN, Herculaneum, Mo., by Rev. H.N. WATTS, Dr. E.W. CHARLES, of Mount Vernon, Ill., to Miss A.S. MANSFIELD, of former place.

 

NOTICE TO TAX PAYERS - State of Missouri, County of Jefferson, County Board of Equalization, consisting of Hon. G.L. JOHNSON, presiding judge of county Court, William G. REID ---- ---- ---- McMULLIN, Assessor, ---- ---- McMULLIN, Clerk of County Court convened April 1st, 1867. The assessed valuation of the property of the following named persons was raised by the board, to-wit:  Henry BAILEY, Jr., W.N.B. McCARTY, Henry BAILEY, Sr., Armstrong O'HARA, Brooks L. ABRUCHON, Isaac RUTLEDGE, Est G.W. BYRD, Est Samuel SKEEL,  R.M. BOOTHE, Emily SEATS, Lafayette BYRD, J.W. WEAVER, Michael BISER, D.W. TUCKER, L.K. BYRD, W.V. WEAVER, John CANNIPPE, H.O. BRUIS(?), Jas. DONNELL's Est., W. BRAZEAL, E.F. DONNELL, John BALDWIN, Joseph DRYBREAD, James COUCH, Elemual FRAZIER, Bonaparte DOVER, David GEANDERWEIN,   T.E. DAVIS, Est., Wm. S. HOWE, C.L. FOSTER, Pat KINDRICK,  Wm. GRAHAM, Reed McCORMACK, D.L. HUSKY, P.T. McCLAIN's Est. Wm. HARNWA, G.W. McCORMACK, Herman MEITMAN, Hugh HAMEL's Est., Kezziah ANDERSON Est., Peter JENNI, Michael BRINELY, Wm. A. JACKSON, Jos. BARCLAY, T.J. MANION, John BALL, Jas. R. McCULLOCH, Nancy COOK, John H. MORSE,  L.D. COLLINS, Robert MATTHEWS, Louis T. COSBY, Wm. OERMAN, T.C. CARVER, John C. PRITCHETT, Joseph DICKERMAN, Z. PRITCHETT, Henry F. DITTMER, Clark PEWITT, John EVANS, S.B. WILSON, Elisha KEAVES, S.S. WILEY, Jacob ENAY, Robert WILSON, John EISENTROUT, Mary E. BRYANT, Jos. FRAZIER, Ira J. BECKTER, C.C. FLETCHER, Francis BALLANE, Henry GASCHE, David BRYANT, Est.,   John GOWAN, Eve BRYANT, S.T. GEER, Joseph BLAKE, J.T. & W.H. GEER, John Y. BUREN, A. GREEN, John B. CRAFT, J.K. HAMMOND, Chas. A. CRAFT, E. HILPERTHOUSER, S.W. CRAWFORD, Wm. HUSKEY, Sr., CORDELL & COCKRELL, John HUSKEY, Sr., Frank CADWALLADER, W.P. HAMRICK, KOCH, John, J.R. HERRINGTON, Est., J.B. DRUMHELLER, Jas. HENSLEY, Samuel DONNELL, Est., John W. JONES, John T. DAVIS, Est., G.L. JOHNSTON,    Jas. L. DUNKNIN, Ignatius  KERKOFFSKI, Jas. M. ENGLAND, George KIDD, Rob. L. GAMEL, Wm. KOEPPER, Hannah J. HERRINGTON, H. LIGHTSINGER, RONEY, L.S., Richard MARSDEN, Robert KEENY, R.W. McMULLIN, James KING, Jas. METTS, Hetty LASSON, Henry MILLER's Est, Wm. MOCKBEE, A. MITCHELL/L.L. LORD,  John W. NULL, Sr., Mary A. MILLER, G.W. OGLE, W. OGLE, Sr., Emma D. QUATE, Jacob OGLE, James POWER, Est., Jas. C. POWER, Charles S. RANKIN, G. ROTHELSBERGER, C.S. & L.J. RANKIN, J.J. REYNOLDS, James SMITH, Sr., J.G. RAPP, Thomas O. SMITH, G. STEGMAN, D.S. SMITH, Wm. SHELTON,    G.T. & A.J. VINEYARD, Wm. SMITH, Charlotte WHITE, John SMITH, Sr., Harris R. WILLIAMS, Charles SNEIDER, Thomas WILLIAMS, Sr., John SHELTON, James N. WHITEHEAD, Henry STELLBRINK, R.M. WHITEHEAD, C.W.S. VINEYARD, E. AMOR, Tom WALKER, Sam'l WRIGHT, Jacob ZIMMERMAN. The above named foregoing persons are hereby notified that the Board will hear and determine any and all appeals that may be made from the above assessment on the 8th, 9th, 10th, 12th, and 13th days of April inst.    R.W. McMULLIN, Secretary.

 

FRIDAY, 3 MAY 1867

 

A NEW JUDGE - Hon. Anton YERGER, of Rock Township, Colonel of the Jefferson county militia, has received and accepted the appointment of associate justice of the County court filling the vacancy caused by the resignation of Judge Isaac SULLENS. Judge YERGER is a German of fine education excellent business ability, and an earnest friend of internal improvements. His high moral character and sound judgment guarantee that he is the "right man in the right place,' and his Excellency the Governor is entitled to the thanks of the people for the excellent selection he has made.

 

FRIDAY, 24 MAY 1867

 

The new Washington county paper says it is informed that Sunday evening last, the community at Old Mines, in that county, were startled by the announcement of a genuine elopement of parties residing in that vicinity.  It seems that the gay "Lothario" of this transaction,--Charles SULLIVAN,--had been but two weeks previously united in the silken bonds to a most respectable young lady from Big River. A fortnight often works wonders in the history of men's affairs, and in this case certainly did.  Charles concluded that his affections had been misdirected, and on the evening of the 12th inst., he abandoned his wife and left for parts unknown, in company with the object of his later love. A Miss Adaline TROKEY was the absorbent of his second affection, and the remorseless couple are now denizens of some other locality.

 

On Saturday, the 4th inst., Miss Mary WINEBARGER, of Mine La Motte in Madison county, in jumping from a frightened horse which she was riding, had both her legs broken and received other injuries from which she died on the following Monday.  Miss W. was about seventeen years of age.

 

ESTRAY NOTICE - Taken up by Elijah MANESS, living in Big River township, Jefferson county, Missouri, and posted before the undersigned Justice, April 30th, 1867, a dark bay horse, fourteen hands high, twelve years old, star in the forehead, left hind foot white, some saddle marks. Appraised at $50.  N. POUNDS, J.P.

 

FRIDAY, 14 JUNE 1867

 

MARRIED - At the residence of the bride's sister, May 21st, by Rev. Wm. WALKER, Albert B. BISCH, of Bisch's Mines, Mo., to Miss Jerusah LAMASTER, of Jefferson county, Mo.

 

FRIDAY, 26 JULY 1867

 

MARRIED - May 30, 1867, by Rev. L.F. WALDRON, Mr. Thos. J. McMULLIN to Eliza HAVERSTICK, all of Jefferson county.

 

June 17th, in the M.E. Church, De Soto, by the same, Mr. Jas. HENRY to Miss Nancy DIDLOW, all of Jefferson county.

 

July 12, 1867, by the same, Mr. Washington BUTLER to Miss Emma C. REPPY.

 

FRIDAY, 6 AUGUST 1867

 

SERIOUS ACCIDENT - On Saturday last, Willis P. HAVERSTICK, living with his father Mr. George HAVERSTICK, about two miles ---- ---- met with a serious accident from a threshing machine.  Attempting to replace a band which had slipped off one of the wheels, his arm was caught and immediately drawn within, causing the limb to be broken and the flesh terribly mangled.  We have not learned that the accident proved fatal but he was considered in serious danger with the information reached us. Several accidents of the like nature have occurred this season's threshing.

 

FRIDAY, 22 AUGUST 1867

 

FATAL ACCIDENT - While Daniel GUNZLER, of Big River township, was hauling a load of plank from Richwoods, 15 miles distant, his team ran away. Himself and little daughter, twelve years of age were both on the wagon, when it struck a tree, throwing them upon the ground. The wheels passed over the breast of the child, inflicting injuries from which she died in half an hour.  Mr. GUNZLER himself received a severe cut on the head, the temporal artery was severed, and he came near bleeding to death. He is present, however, out of all danger.

 

FRIDAY, 30 AUGUST 1867

 

SPECIAL NOTICE - I hereby warn the public against crediting my wife, Anna Mariah ZUCKENDRATH, on my account, without my consent, as I do not consider myself liable for debts contracted by her hereafter.  John ZUCKENDRATH, Plattin township, Jefferson Co., Mo.

 

FRIDAY, 6 SEPTEMBER 1867

 

ORDER OF PUBLICATION - In vacation of Jefferson county court, August 31st, 1867.

Elias P. MURRELL, Plaintiff against Ellen MURRELL, defendant. Now at the day comes the plaintiff by his attorney, and files his petition verified by affidavit as required by law, stating among other things that the defendant Ellen MURRELL is a non-resident of the State of Missouri, whereupon it is ordered by the undersigned, Clerk of our said court, that she have notice by publication that an action has been commenced against her by petition in the Circuit court of said county, the object and general nature of which is to obtain a decree of said court for divorce from the bonds of matrimony existing between plaintiff and defendant on grounds of abandonment, and unless she be and appear before said court on the first day of the next term thereof, to be holden at the court house in Hillsboro in said county, on the first Monday in November next, and on or before the fifth day of said term answer or demur to said petition, it will be taken as confessed, and judgment rendered accordingly. And it is further ordered that a copy hereof be published in the Jefferson County Leader, a newspaper printed and published in this State, for four weeks successively, the last insertion to be at least four weeks before the first day of said next term.   A true copy of the record.  Witness my hand and the seal of said court, at office, this 31st day of August, 1867.  Elias P. HONEY, Clerk.

 

FRIDAY, 13 SEPTEMBER 1867

 

DIED - September 8, 1867, near Hillsboro, Mo., Mrs. Mary A. WALKER, wife of Tom WALKER, Esq., in the 48th year of her age. Mrs. WALKER has reached a peaceful end, after a lingering illness. Throughout her sickness, she was as always, patient, gentle, hopeful. Her life was of usefulness and complete devotion to the duties of a Christian wife and mother, has closed with the Christian's triumphant victory over death--a glorious immortality in the presence of her

Redeemer.

 

FRIDAY, 4 OCTOBER 1867

 

The singular suicide of Mr. A.S. ANDREWS, who lived near Fair Grove, in Green county, is thus related by the Springfield Leader of the 26th; "On Monday evening last, 23rd inst., he left his house and went into an adjoining field, and destroyed his own life in the most singular and novel manner, by using an ax handle as a lever and raising a rail fence from the fourth rail and placing his neck upon the third rail, pulling the ax handle out and letting the fence fall upon his neck, breaking it instantly by its weight.  Mr. ANDREWS, was a young man, twenty-six years of age, respected by his neighbors and all who knew him, and leaves a family of two young children, the oldest two years old and the other only six months, his wife having died last March, and since which time he has been partly deranged, supposed to be caused by the death of his wife. About a month ago he attempted to hang himself.

 

SHERIFF SALE IN PARTITION - In the Circuit Court of said Jefferson county, Mo., Noah STUDDARD, plaintiff against Elizabeth MANESS, et al, defendants. By virtue and authority of an order made by the Circuit Court of the county of Jefferson, State of Missouri, at its May term, A.D. 1867, I will on the eleventh day of November next, 1867, at the court house door in the town of Hillsboro, between the hours of nine o'clock in the forenoon and five o'clock in the afternoon of that day offer for sale at public auction to the highest bidder, the following described land or real estate, to-wit:  The south east quarter of the south west quarter of section one, in township No. forty, of range No. two east, containing forty acres. For the purpose of making partition between said parties, for which the purchaser will be required to pay ten percent of the purchase money in hand at the time of sale, the balance in twelve months, the purchaser

giving his bond with approved security, bearing interest at the ---- of six per cent, per annum from date.  Dated this first day of October, 1867.  John WILLIAMS, Sheriff.

 

MARRIED - September 10, 1867, in Vale township, Jefferson county, Missouri, By Rev. John C. DOWNER, Mr. Aaron MORE, and Miss Eulily MORTIMER all of this county.

 

FRIDAY, 26 OCTOBER 1867

 

DIED - Near Victoria, October 11th, at 4 o'clock, p.m., Lavina C., only daughter of Lavina Caroline PARKER, of congestive fever; aged eight years and six months. By the sudden death of this interesting child, all are grieved who knew her. It has been said that "Death loves a shining mark," and seems to take from the family circle the most loved and cherished. The death of

"little Caroline" has filled the heart of the widowed mother with anguish, and the heart of her only brother with grief. With the beloved friends and relatives we sincerely sympathize, believing we must submit with humility and resignation to the decree of Providence, trusting that He who ave has taken, and "he doeth all ell."

 

FRIDAY, 1 NOVEMBER 1867

 

SUDDEN DEATH - Our community was painfully shocked by hearing of the death of young William KLOEPPER, at St. Louis last week.  He was a brave, manly fellow, seemingly possessed of unusual bodily vigor, and as if likely to outlive us all. He was endeavoring to care for his mother in the city, and his death will be to her as the loss of a right hand.

 

DIED - In St. Louis, on October 22d, at 2 o'clock, p.m. after a short illness, Frederick William KLOEPPER, of Hillsboro, Mo., aged 20 years, 2 months and 3 days.

 

THROWN FROM A HORSE AND KILLED - An old man named John WIDMAR was killed at Sulphur Springs on Thursday, by being thrown from a horse. His son is a barkeeper at Tony NEIDERWIESER's.

 

FRIDAY, 17 JANUARY 1868

 

Jesse D. SMITH, wagon maker at Hillsboro, came near killing his little boy, aged five years, on last  Friday evening. He threw a club at a cow; the club struck the cow on the horn and glanced off  striking the little by on the head, breaking in his skull about an inch and a half in length. Dr. STEGMAN was called in, immediately, and succeeded in getting the skull back to its proper

place. It required all his skill to prevent lock jaw. The little fellow is now in a fair way to recover, but may feel the effects of it through life.

 

MARRIED - At the residence of Oscar DOVER, in Victoria, on the 8th inst., Mr. W. Morton CLINGAN, of Sulphur Springs, Ohio, to Miss Amanda DOVER, of Jefferson county, Mo. We understand that the happy pair started next morning for the home of the groom in Ohio. May joy go  with them, wherever they go, and happiness attend them wherever they may be, is all the bad luck we can wish them although we don't consider it quite right for the young men of Jefferson county to allow strangers to come in and carry off such prizes right under their noses.

 

FRIDAY, 31 JANUARY 1868

 

MARRIED - On Wednesday, Jan 29th, 1868, at the residence of Mitchell McCORMACK, Esq., Hematite, Mo., by the Rev. Mr. MARQUIS, Miss M. Belle McCORMACK, daughter of Wm. F. McCORMACK, Esq., to Mr. Lavert LEWIS.

 

FRIDAY, 28 FEBRUARY 1868

 

MARRIED - By the Rev. J.F. WALDEN, Dec. 24, 1867, at the residence of the bride's father, Mr. J.N. Van M----; ---- ---- PALMER, both of Hanover, Mo.

 

By the same, on the 18th inst., at the residence of Mr. Wm. HOTCHKISS, in De Soto, Mr. George W. JACKSON and Miss Lavonia D. WHITE.

 

By the same, on the 20th inst., at the residence of the bride's mother, in Plattin township, Mr. Gerard FLIRTH and Miss Rosa SMITH.

 

ORDER OF PUBLICATION - In the Jefferson county circuit court, in vacation Feb. 24, 1868.  For a divorce Andrew RISCH vs. Melissa H. RISCH.

 

 Now at this day comes said plaintiff and files his petition verified by affidavit, as the law directs, stating among other things that the said defendant, Melissa H. RISCH is non-resident of the State of Missouri. Whereupon it is ordered by the undersigned, Clerk of said Circuit Court that publication be made notifying said defendant that an action has commenced against her by petition in the Circuit court of said county, for divorce from the bonds of matrimony existing between plaintiff and defendant, on the grounds of abandonment; and unless she be and appear before said Court in the first day of the next term thereof, to be holden at the Court House, in Hillsboro, in said county, on the sixth Monday after the fourth Monday of March next, and on or before the fifth day of said term answer or demur to said petition, it will be taken as confessed, and judgment rendered accordingly. It is further ordered that a copy hereof be published in the Jefferson County Leader, a newspaper printed and published in the State of Missouri,  for four weeks successively, the last insertion to be at least four weeks before said next term.

 

FRIDAY, 16 MARCH 1868

 

ORDER OF PUBLICATION - In the Jefferson Circuit Court, in vacation March 3d, 1868.

John EISENTRAUT vs. William S. HARNEY, John M. HARNEY, Christian De THURY and A.B. De THURY, wife of Christian, Ludwig De NONE, and Eliza De NONE, wife of said Ludwig, James CLEMENS, Jr. J.B. CLEMENS, Bryan M. CLEMENS, J.W. CLEMENS, and Nellie CLEMENS, wife of said J.W. CLEMENS, Alice CLEMENS, William J. CLEMENS, James B. CATES and Kate CATES, wife of James B. CATES. Now at this day comes said plaintiff by his attorney and files in the office of the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court, his petition, verified, by affidavit as the law directs, stating among other things that the said Wm. S. HARNEY, John M. HARNEY, Christian De THURY, A.B. De THURY, Ludwig De NONE, Eliza B. De NONE, James B. CATES and Kate CATES are non-residents of the State of Missouri; whereupon it is ordered by the undersigned Clerk of the Court, that the said W.S. HARNEY, John M. HARNEY, Christian De THURY, A.B. De THURY, Ludwig De NONE, Eliza B. De NONE, James B. CATES and Kate CATES be notified by publication of the commencement of this action, the object and general nature of which is to obtain a judgment of partition of the following described lands to-wit: The east half of the north east quarter and the north half of the south east quarter of section three, township forty, range four east, containing one hundred and seventy-six and seventy-four one-hundredth acres, excepting lot 74 in the town of South Monticello;, containing ninety-seven hundredths of an acre, on which the dwelling house of J.C. POWER, now stands, and being the same conveyed to said J.C. POWER by Jno. CARVER; and that unless they be and appear before the said Circuit Court on the first day of the next term thereof to begun and held on the sixth Monday after the fourth Monday of March,

1868, and on or before the sixth day of said term, answer or demur to said petition the same will be taken as confessed and judgment rendered accordingly. And it is further ordered that a copy of this order be published in the Jefferson County Leader, a newspaper published in the county of Jefferson in the State of Missouri, for four weeks successively, the last insertion to be at least four weeks before said next term.    A true copy from the record.  Witness my hand and official seal at office, this March 3d, 1868.  Elias F. HONEY, Clerk.

 

FRIDAY, 26 MARCH 1868

 

MARRIED - On the 10th inst., by the Rev. E.W. HARMONY, at the residence of Peter MOORE, Esq., Mr. John HENINGER, of Westchester, O.,  and Miss M.M. MEHLER, of De Soto, Mo.

 

R.W. McMULLIN, Esq., has dissolved connection with this paper, having disposed of all his interest to Chas. D. REPPY, one of the founders of the LEADER.  The publishers and proprietors are now Sam'l A. REPPY, James N. WHITEHEAD and Chas. D. REPPY.

 

DISASTROUS FIRE - Mr. H.N. MINER informed us in regard to the burning of his residence, at Hanover, on the 16th inst. There was a high wind at the time, and the house caught fire in the front roof, by sparks from the chimney. Mr. M. was away from home, and his wife being in the back part of the house, did not discover the fire at once. No help was near and everything was burned up.  Not a thing was saved, not even a change of clothing for any of the family, nor a particle of provision, or an article of furniture, or a cooking utensil; the library, and in fact everything was burned, leaving him and his family in a destitute condition. $160 in money was burned, and he has left but $3.15.  Mr. MINER is a Mason and in distress.

 

THURSDAY, 16 APRIL 1868

 

SHERIFF SALE IN PARTITION - James R. McCULLOCK and Mary his wife, and Israel E. LEE, W.F. LEE, and S.V. LEE, by J.R. McCULLOCK, guardian et al. vs. Isaac F. WILSON et al.  [In the Circuit Court of Jefferson County, Mo.] By virtue and authority of an order made by the Circuit Court of the county of Jefferson, State of Missouri, at its November term, A.D. 1867, I will on the fifteenth day of May next, 1868, at the court house door, in the town of Hillsboro, between the hours of nine o'clock in the forenoon and five o'clock in the afternoon of that day, offer for sale at public auction to the highest bidder, the following described land or real estate, to-wit: the four hundred and ninety acres of land, a part of United States Survey, eight hundred and ninety-seven, in townships forty-two and forty-three, range three east; which land will be sold subject to the Dower interest of Matilda LEE, widow of Israel LEE, which is one-third, during the natural life of said Matilda, which she has sold to James LEE, and has been set off and assigned to him by the Circuit court of Jefferson County, Missouri, for the purpose of making partition between said parties, for which the purchaser will be required to pay ten per cent of the purchase money in hand at the time of the sale, the balance in twelve months; the purchaser giving his bond, with approved security, bearing interest at the rate of six per cent per annum, from date, this 13th day of April, 1868.  John WILLIAMS, Sheriff.

 

NOTICE - All persons are hereby warned that I will pay no debts contracted by my wife, Christina SHARIF, since she left me.  John SHARF.

 

MARRIED - At the residence of the bride's father, in Hillsboro, Wednesday, April 15th, 1868, by Hon. G.J. JOHNSTON, Mr. John W.A. MILLER and Miss Fannie BOSWORTH.

 

ALSO, at the residence of the bride's father, in Valle township April 7th, 1868, by Rev. E.W. HARMONY, Mr. Edwin ROWE and Miss M.A. OUTMAN, all of Valle township, Jefferson county, Mo.

 

FRIDAY, 26 JUNE 1868

 

BIG RIVER TOWNSHIP MEETING - The Radical citizens of Big River township met at GRAHAM's Store on the 20th day of June, and organized by appointing Dr. A. CRULL, Chairman, and John CRAIG, Secretary.  The following persons were appointed delegates to the County Convention at Hillsboro on the 9th of July: Z. PRITCHETT, Wesley SCAGGS, Madison GRAHAM, Capt. W.A. JACKSON, Dr. A. CRULL, Florian JENNI, Amos MANESS, and C.H. BICKFORD, with instructions to support Z. PRITCHETT as their delegate to Jefferson City and Judge Wm. HENDRICKSON as delegate from the county at large. Grant Clubs, No. 1, Z. PRITCHETT, Chairman; No. 2. Dr. A. CRULL, Chairman, and No. 3, Wesley SCAGGS, Chairman; were then organized by Judge Wm. HENDRICKSON.

 

FRIDAY, 10 JULY 1868

 

MARRIED  -  At Ironton, Mo., July 2d, 1868, by the Rev. Mr. WILSON, Mr. W.H.H. THOMAS, of Hillsboro, and Miss Rebecca BRILL, of the former place. The happy couple has our best wishes.  May their voyage down the river of life be a long and happy one, interrupted by but few "squalls," and at the end a safe harbor and secure anchorage.

 

FRIDAY, JULY 17, 1868

 

MARRIED - In Valle township, Jefferson county, Missouri, on the 10th day of July, 1868, By Rev. E.W. HARMONY, Mr. A.W. RUDD, and Miss Caroline OUTMAN, all of Valle Township.

 

FRIDAY, 20 NOVEMBER 1868

 

MARRIED - On the 22d of October, 1868, at Jefferson City, by Rev. G.W. HORN, Chas. C. FLETCHER, of Jefferson Co., Mo., to Miss Mary LANSDOWN, of Jefferson City, Mo.

 

FRIDAY, 27 NOVEMBER 1868

 

MARRIED - On Thursday, the 19th of November, 1868, by Rev. A. RUCKER, Wm. G. REPPY of Jefferson County, to Anna McMULLIN of St. Francois Count

 

FRIDAY, 29 APRIL 1870

 

COUNTY COURT - The sum of fifty dollars was given Peter MARX, who lately had his possessions burned in Rock Township.

 

COUNTY COURT - M.W. HORINE, was appointed Court House Janitor, his duty being to keep the yards clean, rooms swept, &c.  Dancing is prohibited in the Court Room

 

COUNTY COURT - A. WEBER, Jos. J. WILLIAMS and W.S. BOYCE were each allowed the sum of $320, for services rendered in investigating the County Treasurer's books.

 

FRIDAY, 6 MAY 1870

 

PRESIDENT LINCOLN'S WIDOW - Mrs. LINCOLN, has, after four or five years of  disgraceful, humiliating, and persistent begging, succeeded in getting her name on the national pension-roll, and hereafter she will receive three thousand dollars annually, as a testimonial of respect by the nation to the memory of the husband she has so disgracefully dishonored.  This unfortunate woman is evidently in want of more brains. She is incompetent to take proper care of her "body corporate," in our opinion, and should be placed in a lunatic asylum, forthwith. The American people will long remember the outrageous farce she made of selling her wardrobe and jewelry "for the necessaries of life."  The shrew over did the mark at the time. Congress was unusually stubborn at the time, as also very busy, engaged in the memorable conflict with A.J., and the nation's poor widow was left uncared for and penniless, so much so that she had to repair to the Rhine, to recruit her health, from whence she had accounts sent back of her fast-failing body and probable early demise; the letters also being interspersed with various little touches of romance--such as reports that some a Dutch Baron had taken pity on the great woman, and was to take her to his heart and home, which Heaven grant that he would do, and let America be free of this walking farce.

 

ANOTHER FIRE - A short time ago, the residence of Mr. Thos. LANHAM, some four miles north of Hillsboro, took fire, and before the flames were discovered, they had made such progress that to make them subside was impossible.  The whole building, a large double-log house, with nearly all the contents, was destroyed.  Loss between $1,000 and $1,500.  We

understand that a new house will be erected by the neighbors as soon as planting corn is over.

 

FRIDAY, 3 JUNE 1870

 

MARRIED - On Monday, May 30th, 1870, at the residence of the bride's father, Mr. John HOLMES, by the Rev. J.P. STUART, of St. Louis, Mr. Chas. WHITEHEAD and Miss Lillie K. HOLMES, all of Jefferson County.

 

TERRIBLE HOMICIDE - A MINER STABBED TO DEATH - Jealousy, Rage and Vengeance We have received intelligence of a terrible occurrence, which happened at the "Old Ditch Mines" in the Western portion of this county, on Wednesday morning last, 1st inst. The particulars are very meager. From our information we make the statement that for some time a man named DIAMOND, living at Old Ditch, and engaged in mining, had been talking about the wife of a fellow workman, named HIGGERSON or HIGGINSON, the remarks casting no credit upon the character of the woman.  This caused the rage of HIGGERSON, and, on Wednesday last he met DIAMOND and an altercation ensued.  The quarrel went from words to blows and from blows to knives. Then the work of life and death of one or both commenced.  The deadly weapons flashed as the savage combatants sought to sheath them in each other's flesh. The end soon came. The fates decided against the slanderer, and he fell to the earth and died - cut and gashed - his life's brood upon the soil. HIGGERSON went immediately and gave himself up. His examination was to take place yesterday, before 'Squire HUNT, of Big River township.  No report has as yet been received, but we shall try and give full particulars next week.

 

FRIDAY, 10 JUNE 1870

 

JEFFERSON COUNTY MEDICAL SOCIETY - De Soto, Mo, June 4, 1870 - The Jefferson County Medical Society met pursuant to notice. The minutes of the preceding meeting were read and approved. The Committee on Membership reported favorably in the case of Dr. ELDERS, and after a ballot being taken he was duly elected. Dr. E.B. GUIBOR made application for membership, and on motion of the Secretary the rules were suspended, the applicant referred to a committee consisting of Drs. JAMES and BERKLEY, and upon the committee reporting favorably, the applicant was duly and elected and admitted to membership. The delegate, Dr. EVANS, not having received the State Secretary's report, was unable to report, in full, upon the action of the State Medical Association, by request was granted time. On motion of Dr. JAMES, the roll-call was adopted in the regular order of business. Wm. EVANS, President;  C. PIPKIN, Secretary

 

DIED - At Hillsboro, Mo., on Tuesday evening, May 31st, 1870, of general debility, Mrs. Jane CARVER, in the 76th year of her age.  St. Louis papers please copy.

 

FRIDAY, 1 JULY 1870

 

Reminiscences and History of Jefferson County - Chapter VI--Early Settlements, Romance and History - By Frank N. STONE  Much has already been written upon the subject of Early Settlers in this county, and read before our Society. That these reminiscences form perhaps the most interesting part of our past history, needs no demonstration. How eagerly is every item sought after and devoured by the minds of our people, and  what interest is excited upon topics and

incidents which are now among the past, and can in no wise effect the affairs of the present. With these facts before us I am confident that I will incur no displeasure in choosing this subject for a few remarks. Many descendants of the first settlers in Jefferson county are now living, and can relate with clearness and precision, incidents and historic events which were handed down from a preceding generation. Indeed such are the most reliable and in many cases the only sources of information upon very remote history. And to one of these respected descendants of the county's "fathers," I acknowledge indebtedness for the materials of this chapter. In the year 1802, Mr. Hardy McCORMACK, now living in Plattin Township, landed at Plattin Rock, which lies upon the Mississippi River at the mouth of the transparent stream which shares the same title. Rude wooded boats were the only means of river travel or transportation--and by this laborious mode, Mr. McCORMACK and his companions had come from the upper Ohio down to the Great River, and had struggled a hundred and fifty miles up the swift and treacherous stream to reach the land of promise. They found the country under the jurisdiction of John STURGIS, a magistrate under the Mexican Government, whose headquarters or seat of Government was at Ste. Genevieve, then a large and flourishing city of some seventy-five years growth, and in the zenith of its glory. During the winter it was customary for some four or five hundred Indians to come and camp on what is now called the McLANE farm, and to which is also given the significant title of "Indian Bottom."  This field is located near the head waters of the Plattin, and at the time of Mr. McCORMACK's visit, constituted, together with the surrounding country, one of the finest hunting regions in the West. And it was on this account that the savages preferred to occupy it. Mr. P.P. McCORMACK, father of Hardy McCORMACK, settled with his family upon the place now occupied by Hardy. This is about twelve miles from the mouth of that stream.  Three years after settling here an old Indian presented himself at McCORMACK's door.  The dusky skin was recognized as one of the former captors of the family, during their perilous voyage down the Ohio. But no injury had been sustained by Mr. McCORMACK at the hands of the Indians, and that none was apprehended at the time may be proven by the recitation of an incident. -- During the sojourn of captors and captives through the State of Ohio, they stopped at a trading post, temporarily.  Here, entirely unexpectedly Mr. McCORMACK met an uncle who offered to buy his nephew from the Indians, and offered the fabulous price of five gallons of brandy. This was quite an offer for a ransom, but Mr. McCORMACK preferred his savage captors to the clutches of an uncle who would purchase him with brandy, and so small a quantity too.

 

FUNERAL OF MR. DICKENS - The Remains Buried in Westminster Abbey. London, June 12.  At 6 a.m. today the remains of Charles DICKENS were conveyed from his late residence, at Gad's Hill, by train to Charring Cross Station. There waited at the station a plain hearse, without the usual English trappings, ad three pain coaches. In the first coach were placed the children of the deceased -- Charles and Harry DICKENS, Miss DICKENS and Mrs.. Charles COLLINS.  In  the second coach were Miss HOGARTH, sister-in-law, and Mrs. AUSTEN, sister of Mr. DICKENS. Mrs. Charles DICKENS, Jr., and John FORSTER.  In the third coach were Frank BEARD, Charles COLLINS, Mr. OWENS, Wilkie COLLINS  and Edmund DICKENS. The entire party were in deep but simple mourning, without bands or scarfs. There was no crowd at Charring Cross Station, and the procession was driven at once to Westminster Abbey, where his remains were received by Dean STANLEY, and other officials and placed in the "Poet's Corner," at the foot of HANDEL and at the head of SHERIDAN, with MACULEY and CUMBERLAND on either side. The usual flowers were strewed upon the bier. Dean STANLEY read the burial service, and the coffin was deposited in its final resting place, and the funeral of Mr. DICKENS was ended. Upon the coffin plate were inscribed the  words:--

       Charles DICKENS,

       Born February 7, 1812

       Died June 9, 1870.

Thousands of citizens have crowded to the Abbey to look upon the spot where the great novelist rests. Dean STANLEY will deliver a sermon at Westminster Abbey next Sunday, on the death of Charles DICKENS. Intense eagerness in manifested by the public to obtain places in the Abbey on the occasion. The grave of DICKENS is entirely covered with flowers cast there by visitors who have thronged there since the burial.

 

FRIDAY, 8 JULY 1870

 

Accident - On the evening of the 4th, a young man named WHITE, son of Joe WHITE, living on Sandy, received two or three kicks from a vicious mule, while feeding the animal. He was helped to the house and cared for. An ugly gash in the forehead shows that he was near death. However, he is now about recovered, and is moving around.

 

MORSE'S MILL LITERARY SOCIETY - The following programme of exercises will be presented to-morrow evening at the Literary Society of Morse's Mill. Opening address by Wm. BRYAN; select reading by Florian JENNI; essay on "Central Schools," by M.C. HARBINSON; declamation by W.G. GRAHAM. Debate: Question--Resolved that man is the architect of his own fortune. Affirmative-- S. DAVID, Wm. BRYAN, J.G. WILSON, Andrew JOHNSON, G.W. HERRINGTON, F. BUTZ.  Negative--R. F. HERRINGTON, M.C, HARBISON; F. BRYAN, J.H. CRULL, E.S. HERRINGTON; Geo. J. CRULL.  Remarks for the good of the society by members.

 

FRIDAY, 15 JULY 1870

 

OBITUARY - DIED - On the 23rd of June, at the residence of his father, near Pevely, Jefferson county, Mo., Ewing BAKER, eldest son of Isaac S. and Napolena BAKER, in the 27th year of his age.

 

DIED - In Victoria, July 8, 1870, of cholera infection Irwin -----, ---- son of Isaac H. and Ettie L. BROWN, aged one month and twenty days.

 

FRIDAY, 22 JULY 1870

 

FOUND DEAD - On Saturday last, the body of a man was found in some brush, near Moontown school house in the southeastern part of Valle Township. The man's name was DUNKLIN. He was a school teacher, and had just closed a term at the place mentioned. On Saturday morning Mr. DUNKLIN was seen at Vinegar Hill, inquiring or asking for whiskey. This must have been furnished him by someone, since a bottle containing rum was found upon his person. No cause can be imagined by the acquaintances of the young man why he should have committed suicide, as it is supposed by a few to have been the cause of his death. We believe an inquest--or pretense--was held, but no evidence was produced nor facts equitted. DUNKLIN was a very exemplary young man, or thought to be. He was from Ste. Genevieve county, and his body was taken home by his parents.

 

FRIDAY, 12 AUGUST 1870

 

FROM BIG RIVER - Jones Creek, Aug 1st, 1879. Editor Jefferson Democrat: Your "Big River" correspondent, in a recent communication to your paper, asserted that "new lie" had been infused into the "growing corn" by the late rains. Not only the growing corn, but some of the people of Big River have had "infused" into them a "new life", not by the rain that came pouring down from the heavens, but by a stronger fluid than rain water being poured down their gullets. The new "vibrator," (thrashing machine) having arrived at the Big River valley, a desire to "thrash" became so prevalent that a strong inclination to "thrash" each other was soon manifested among the professors of the fistic art.  This inclination, recently terminated in a disgraceful row, the particulars ---- ---- ---- ----. The "vibrator" was threshing at the farm of Wm. MANION, (better known as the McCULLOCH farm), and while the threshers were taking their usual rest at noon, they concluded that cold water was not sufficient to quench their thirst, and sent for some  whiskey, which they knew could be obtained at the town of Morses' Mill. When the "fire water" arrived, Jim McBROOM, Gas EOFF, and others, became intoxicated; and McBROOM used some unbecoming language in the presence of ladies, and upon being ordered to "hush," became enraged, and a quarrel ensued. Order was soon restored, however, and the men went to the field; but upon reaching the "thrasher" the quarrel was renewed, and the excitement became intense. Pitchforks were brandished, stones were picked up, grubbing hoes were flourished as weapons, and one man even used the "vibrator" as a means of defense -- not by getting in it; for had he done so, he would have been "thrashed out", as the row soon subsided, and threshing was resumed.  Although the row was a frightful one, nobody was hurt. During the fray Mr. W.F. WILLIAMS, who happened to be present, and who is one of the most unoffending men in the county, after a vain attempt to make peace, procured a long-handled grubbing hoe, and retired to a fence-corner, determined, if necessary, to defend himself "by force of grubbing hoes."  "Yours Trooly."  THRASHER.

 

Sheriff Sale in Partition - (In the Circuit Court of Jefferson county, Mo.) Hiram J. BITTICK, and Susan F. BITTICK, Plaintiffs, vs. ... Nevada PREWITT, Sidney PREWITT, and Christopher C. PREWITT, Defendants.  By virtue and authority of an order made by the Circuit Court of the county of Jefferson, State of Missouri, at its March term, A.D. 1870, I will on the 13th day of September next, 1870, at ---- ---- ---- ---- between the hours of nine o'clock in the forenoon and five o'clock in the afternoon of that day, offer for sale, at public auction, to the highest bidder, the following described land or real estate, to-wit: The south west quarter of the north west quarter, and the north west quarter of the north west ---- ---- ---- Township fifty two, of range three east, containing eighty acres. For the purpose of making partition between said parties, for which the purchaser will be required to pay 20 per cent, of the purchase money in hand at the time of sale, the balance in twelve months; the purchaser giving his bond, with approved security, bearing interest at the rate of six percent per annum from date, this 10th day of August, 1870.  Fred LUCHTEMEYER, Sheriff; By Fred. VOLLMACK, Deputy.

 

FRIDAY, 19 AUGUST 1870

 

SHERIFF SALE IN PARTITION - (In the Circuit Court of Jefferson county, Mo.) Tho' C. FLETCHER, and M. Clara, his wife, Mary S. WILLIAMS, Chas. M. WILLIAMS, John REED, and Cassandria C. REED, his wife; G.A. PILLEF(?), and Ellen C. his wife, plaintiffs, vs. .. Elias F. HONEY, defendant.  By virtue and authority of an order made by the Circuit Court of the county of Jefferson, State of Missouri, at its March, term, A.D. 1870. I will on the 13th day of September next, 1870, at the Court House door, in the town of Hillsboro, between the hours of nine o'clock in the forenoon and five o'clock in the afternoon of that day, offer for sale, at public auction, to the highest bidder, the following described land or real estate, to-wit: The north west quarter of section No. three, in township No. forty, of range No. five east, containing one hundred and sixty acres; also the east half of the south west quarter of section No. thirty-four, in township No. forty one, of range No. five east, containing eighty acres. For the purpose of making partition between said parties, for which the purchaser will be required to pay twenty per cent of the purchase money in hand at the time of sale, the balance in twelve months; the purchaser giving his bond with approved security, bearing interest at the rate of six per cent, per annum from date, this 10th day of August, 1870.  Fred. LUCHTEMEYER, Sheriff; By Fred. VOLLMACK, Deputy.

 

SHERIFF SALE IN PARTITION - (In the Circuit Court of Jefferson County, Mo.) James MOON, Joseph H. MOON, Matilda DINWIDDIE, and John DINWIDDIE, her husband, Sarah MANWARING, William H. MOON, Thomas MOON, Culvert MOON, John MOON, Jemima ROBERTS, and Thomas ROBERTS, her husband; Elizabeth ROBERTS, and James ROBERTS, her husband; Polly NEAL, and George NEAL, her husband, plaintiffs. vs. ...Lexie MOON, Amanda GRADY, James GRADY, Sarah A. ROBERTS, Cassandria ROBERTS, Cynthia ROBERTS, Amanda ROBERTS, Andrew L. MOON, Clara M. MOON, Rushie E. MOON, William A. MOON, Luther F. MOON, Lucretia E. MURPHY, and William H. MURPHY, her husband; Rhoda Ann MOON, Thomas G. MOON, and Salathiel COLE, defendants.

 

 By virtue and authority of an order made by the Circuit Court of the county of Jefferson, State of Missouri, at its March term, A.D. 1870, I will on the 13th day of September next 1870, at the Court House door, in the town of Hillsboro, Mo. between the hours of nine o'clock in the forenoon five o'clock in the afternoon on that day, offer for sale, at public auction, to the highest bidder, the following described land or real estate, to-wit: The south west quarter and a part of the south east quarter of south west quarter of section ten, township thirty-eight, range four east, containing seventy acres; also the west half of the north west quarter and the north east quarter of the north west quarter, and the north west quarter of the south west quarter, section fifteen, in township thirty-eight, range four east, containing one hundred and sixty acres; also the north east quarter of the north east quarter of section twenty-two, township thirty-nine, range four east, containing forty acres.  For the purpose of making partition between said parties, for which the purchaser will be required to pay 20 per cent, of the purchase money in hand at the time of sale, the balance in twelve months; the purchaser giving his bond, with approved security, bearing interest at the rate of six per cent, per annum from date, this 10th day of August, 1870.  Fred. LUCHTEMEYER, Sheriff; By Fred. VOLLMACK, Deputy

 

FRIDAY, 16 SEPTEMBER 1870

 

List of Awards at the Jefferson County Fair - 1870

First Department - Horses, Mules and Asses.

 

ROADSTERS - Best stallion, four years old or over -- First premium, M.

GRAHAM; second premium, N.J. COLMAN.

BEST STALLION -  3 yrs and under 4 -- F. HARRIS, W.W. BAILEY.

BEST STALLION -  2 yrs old and under 3 -- J.W. FLETCHER, Jno SHELTON.

BEST STALLION  - 1 year old and under 2 -- G.W. BYRD, M. GRAHAM.

BEST STALLION -  under one yr -- W.J. WILSON, F. HARRIS.

BEST MARE -  four years old or over -- M. SAPP, F.W. HARRIS.

BEST MARE  - three years old and under four -- W.J. WILSON

BEST MARE - two years old and under three -- J. LAFOON, J.W. FLETCHER.

BEST MARE - one year old and under two -- M. GRAHAM.

BEST MARE - under one year -- J. HAVERSTICK

BEST BROOD MARE - colt exhibited -- W.J. WILSON, F. HARRIS

BEST GELDING -  four years old or over -- F. DESLOGE, F. MADISON.

BEST GELDING - three years old and under four -- J.W. FLETCHER.

 

DRAFT

BEST STALLION - four years old or over -- J.F. FOSTER;, C.W.S. VINYARD.

BEST STALLION - two years old and under three -- L. KLEINSCHMIDT.

BEST STALLION - one year old and under two -- G.W. BYRD, G.W. BYRD.

BEST MARE - four years old or over -- J.F. FOSTER, T.L. DONNELL.

BEST MARE - three years old and under four -- H.S. ULRICH.

BEST MARE - two years old and under three --T.L. DONNELL.

BEST MARE - one year old and under two -- M. GRAHAM.

BEST MARE - under one year -- T.L. DONNELL.

BEST BROOD MARE - colt exhibited -- T.L. DONNELL.

BEST GELDING - four years old or over -- W.G. HERALD, G.W. BYRD.

 

ALL WORK.

BEST STALLION -  four years old or over - N.J. COLMAN, J.T. ROBINSON.

BEST STALLION - three years old and under four -- F. HARRIS, W.W. BAILEY.

BEST STALLION - two years old and under three -- L. KLEINSCHMIDT.

BEST STALLION -  one year old and under two -- G.W. BYRD, G.W. BYRD.

BEST STALLION - under one year -- W.J. WILSON, F. HARRIS.

BEST MARE - four years old or over -- T.L. DONNELL, A.L. REXFORD(?).

BEST MARE - three years old and under four -- H.W. ULRICH, W.J. WILSON.

BEST MARE - two years old and under three - G.W. BYRD, J.W. FLETCHER.

BEST MARE - one year old and under two - M. GRAHAM, J.W. FLETCHER.

BEST MARE -  under one year -- J.W. BYRD.

BEST BROOD MARE - colt exhibited -- T.L. DONNELL, F. HARRIS.

BEST GELDING - four years old or over - C.C. SMITH, F. DESLOGE.

    

MATCHED HORSES.

BEST PAIR MATCHED HORSES - farmers -- H.A. ULRICH, H. WATERMAN.

BEST PAIR MATCHED HORSES - carriage or buggy -- W. MURPHY, C.L. FOSTER.

 

Best buggy horse or mare -- N.J. COLMAN.

Best five colts' sire (colts exhibited) J.W. FLETCHER

 

FRIDAY, 30 SEPTEMBER 1870

 

THE KNIFE - Cutting Affray in DeSoto - Man Badly Stabbed - On Tuesday evening last, about eight o'clock, a stabbing affray occurred at De Soto, in which H.E. REPPY, son of H.S. REPPY, was badly if not fatally wounded, by George REPPY, his cousin. There had for some days been hard feelings between the two young men. On the evening mentioned, H.E. REPPY, according to our information, approached George, who was sitting in a chair at the De Soto Hotel, and commenced abusing him with his tongue in a very harsh manner, all of which George took very coolly. The assailant, tiring of using his tongue, then went to beating George with his fists, and (we believe) a cow-hide; as to the latter we are not certain.  He was warned to desist, but kept on, whereupon George REPPY took from his pocket an ordinary three bladed knife, and plunged it into the abdomen of his assailant three times. The wounded man turned and walked a few steps and fell. He was carried home and physicians were sent for.  At last accounts yesterday morning, REPPY was considered in a precarious situation. On Wednesday evening George REPPY was arrested, and in default of bail sent to jail at Hillsboro. The amount of bail was fixed at $7,000.  LATER--At 3 p.m. yesterday evening, we received intelligence of the death of the wounded man. He died between ten and eleven o'clock, a.m., Thursday.

 

ANOTHER FATAL ACCIDENT - A Little Child Shot While Lying on a Pallet - A fatal accident occurred at BOYER'S Prairie, in the northern part of St Francois county, one day last week. A little son of  ---- ---- ---- upon a pallet on the floor of the residence. Mrs. NUBY was out of doors. Mr. NUBY went into the house, and took down his gun, preparatory to cleaning the weapon. He was unconscious of his sons presence in the room, the boy being covered up with the bed clothes. While tampering with the gun it fired. Mr. NUBY did not observe any damage done and went about completing his work. Mrs. NUBY, hearing the report, ran into the house, asking:

 "What is the matter?"

 "Nothing, except my gun went off," answered NUBY.

 "Did it do any damage?"

 "Guess not--made a hold through that pallet." (pointing to the bed upon the floor.)

 A look of horror came into the mother's face.

 "I guess you've killed my boy."

 Both ran to the pallet.  The covers were thrown back, and the suspicion was realized as only too true.  The ball had entered the thigh and passing upwards, lodged in the breast or chest, causing death almost instantly. The feelings of the parents, of course, are indescribable. On Sunday last Rev. Mr. McFARLAND, of Hematite, preached the funeral sermon of the child, who is said to have been unusually bright and intelligent. Mr. McFARLAND says the crowd in attendance, was the largest he had seen for ten years.

 

CIRCUIT COURT - Elizabeth HANSON vs... Hans P. HANSON.  Divorce. Judgment for plaintiff.

 

FINAL SETTLEMENT - Creditors and others interested in the Estate of Wairad SCHEURMAN, deceased, are hereby notified that the undersigned Administrator of said estate will apply to the County Court of Jefferson county, Missouri, at its October term, 1870, to be begun and held at Hillsboro, on Monday, October 17, 1870, to make final Settlement of said estate.  Gust. HAMEL,  Administrator

 

FRIDAY, 21 OCTOBER 1870

 

ON BIG RIVER THIRTY YEARS AGO - By A. CRULL, M.D - (Dr CRULL has furnished us with a continuation of his reminiscences of Big River in days long past. We are sure that to those who, like Dr. CRULL, remember the ----  pleasurable --- to have the old associations reproduced by the printers type and ink, and those ---     whose life ---- ---- ---- will find entertaining in learning how things formerly existed in Jefferson ---- ----.) One of the peculiarities, I might say eccentricities, of the time was the manner in which disputes and difficulties were almost invariably settled, which was, by a rough and tumble fist fight; after the fight occurred, do grudge or ill-felling was harbored by either of the former belligerents, and the victory of one over the other was a vindication of the justice of his cause and correctness of his position. People in those days were neighborly and obliging to one another--perhaps to a greater extent than in the present more enlightened age. Well I remember when the first wagon was introduced. A neighbor had been carrying in his oats when the owner of the wagon came along and assisted, doing the work of a day in one hour. Corn-shuckings, log-rollings, harvesting &c., were leading features of the day. No one thought of hiring or of paying wages. The scarcity of money in those days may be forcibly illustrated by the statement that when George DUGGE received a letter from Europe, he had much difficulty in procuring sufficient funds with which to pay the postage.  The amount was twenty five cents. It was found, after thorough search, that the amount could not be raised in Big River; so DUGGE was compelled to take a trip down to the Meramec in order to borrow the sum and pay the postage on his letter. I am uninformed as to whether a trust deed was given for the amount; but am inclined to think that it was not; as Mr. DUGGE was responsible and the debt could easily have been proven. Among the names of old settlers that of Samuel HERRINGTON deserves a place and honorable mention. A more upright, and self sacrificing man is seldom found.  He has been known to work for hours upon an old gun or plow and would take nothing for payment. He had also certain peculiarities and oddities, all his own.  For instance: His family lived for thirty years in an open cabin on the river bank. No door was visible. The aperture through which the inmates passed in and out was left open entirely. At last his wife prevailed upon him to make a door of boards. It was found so inconvenient and its use so impractical, that Uncle Sam threw it into the river, lamenting that he had wasted so much time and labor upon it.  There was no public gathering for work where Mr. HERRINGTON could not be found. He always walked, carrying a trusty rifle and wearing moccasins. He would always go home at night, however, no matter how bad the weather, nor how gay the company. Unless the river was high he would not wait to be crossed in a canoe, but would wade, no matter how cold the water.

 

FRIDAY, 18 NOVEMBER 1870

 

MARRIED - At De Soto Mo., Nov. 16th, 1870, by Rev. W.N. DARNELL, Mr. Wm. A. BRIDEL to Miss Sallie REPPY

 

MARRIED--At De Soto, Mo., on Sunday Nov. 13th, 1870, by B.S. REPPY, J.P., Mr. William ARMSTRONG to Miss Minerva HOLMES.

 

DIED - At home in Central township, on Monday, November 7th, 1870, Katy Anne, daughter of Louis and Teresa PARTNEY, aged five years, eight months and three days. The deceased was a most charming little girl, and possessed rare mental endowments. At school she found favor with both teacher and associates, and by amiability and exemplar deportment, won a place in the hearts of many that time will not destroy. She leaves a father, mother and many sisters and brothers to mourn her untimely death.

 

FRIDAY, 25 NOVEMBER 1870

 

OBITUARY - DIED - In Victoria, Mo., on Monday, November 11, 1870 Edwin THORNTON, only son of Rev. H.K. and Mary(?) J. HEDGEK, aged one year two months and eleven days.

 

OBITUARY - DIED - In Victoria, Mo., on Sunday, November 13th, at 10 o'clock p.m., William, only son of Dr. Louis and Mary JAMES(?), aged 8 years, 2 months and 18 days.(The data in this Obit. was extremely hard to read. C.M.)

 

FRIDAY, 2 DECEMBER 1870

 

Death of Clement B. FLETCHER - On Saturday evening, the 26th inst., the residents of DeSoto were surprised at the sudden death of Mr. Clement B. FLETCHER, at the residence of Col. J.W. FLETCHER, his son.  Mr. FLETCHER was nearly eighty years of age, and like all men who lead active lives, died quite suddenly.  No particular disease, we believe, is considered the immediate cause of his death, but simply a general decay or wearing away of the physical powers. Mr. FLETCHER has been a resident of this county over half a century, we believe. All his sons, J.W., T.C. and C.C. FLETCHER, were born and raised in this county.  Mr. C.B. FLETCHER, called "Judge" FLETCHER, was when in his working days, considered the foremost man of Jefferson county, and there are many old citizens, his former companions in public life, who will be pained to hear of his death. And in concluding this brief notice, we may refer with credit to the memory of Mr. FLETCHER, to his unflinching firmness in maintaining, up to the last, the political principles which he upheld of yore. Through all the turmoil, and even danger, attendant upon such course, he was form in the advocacy of Democratic principles, having lived and died in that political faith. He was buried by the Masonic fraternity on Tuesday evening, last at DeSoto.

 

THE POTOSI HORROR - Additional and Full Details - Our paper last week detailed at some length the horrible massacre of five persons ---- Journal of that place, of the 24th inst., comes laden with editorial details, as follows:  On Monday morning our community was shocked beyond description upon learning that a family of French Creoles - David LAPHINE, his wife Louisa, and their child, together with Mrs. LAPINE's sister, Mary CHRISTOPHER, and her child, five in all -- had been most brutally murdered, in their cabin, a mile and a half north of Potosi, and their bodies burned to shapeless masses of cinders and ashes in a conflagration of the building, Mr. LAPINE was a very old and innocent citizen, who had been for many years engaged in mining in the various lead fields of this vicinity. Some three years since he married a woman of like origin as himself, but who had not a good reputation among those of their class of society.  Their marriage has resulted in the birth of one child, one of the victims of the cruel massacre.  Mary CHRISTOPHER, the sister, has also been an inmate of their cabin during the union.

 

Sheriff John T. CLARKE, Dr. J.H. BELL and Justice MOLONEY, accompanied by a party of citizens, repaired to the spot as soon as the alarm was given, where a most revolting and horrifying sight awaited them -- that of a mass of undistinguishable ruins where the cabin of the victims had stood, and unmistakable evidence of the perpetration of one of the most brutal and bloody tragedies known to the history of any civilized country. Investigations among the ruins of the building disclosed remnants of the bodies of the five victims of the fiendish massacre, so completely consumed by the flames as to render them unrecognizable, until after a critical examination by Dr. BELL.  Sheriff CLARK assisted by several of our most valued citizens, immediately commenced making arrests in the neighborhood, in quest of some clue to the perpetrator of the horrid crime, and which were soon crowned with entire success. The most fruitful witness was Leon JOLLY, a boy of about fourteen years of age. On being arrested he informed the Sheriff that he had witnessed the murder of LAPINE and the four other members of his family, on last Saturday night, the 10th inst., at a late hour by his brother, Charles JOLLY and John ARMSTRONG.  That they had come to town that night, procured a jug of whisky, and on their return had stopped at LAPINE's cabin, burst the door in with an axe stolen for the occasion, and had killed the entire family.  He stated that during the commission of the crime he was not permitted to enter the cabin, but had witnessed it all through a crack in the wall. Having done their bloody work, the two fiends set fire to the walls of the cabin, and fed the flames until the building was consumed.  This occurred about twelve o'clock on Saturday night, as nearly as can be ascertained, and the murderers remained in the neighborhood until an early hour on Monday morning, when they undertook to make their escape.

 

Hillsboro Literary Society - The following is the programme of the Hillsboro Literary Society for Monday evening, Dec. 5th, 1870:

Opening address by Peter JENNI; essay by Frank N. STONE; select reading by John HANSON; select reading by A. HAESSELL; declamation by J.J. WILSON, Jr.; essay by Chas. HEMME; declamations by William L. STONE, Joe HOKEN, G. STEGMAN, Chas. STEGMAN, E.P. STONE, G.D. STONE, Ed. HANSON, J.W. STONE, Willie ARMSTRONG, Andrew JENNI, Chas. A. STONE, Lewis POWER, Herman WRIGHT, Max MULLER, Willie POWER, Walter GREEN, Ed. GREEN; Music by W.P. ADAIR, Jr.; select reading by Miss Theodosia ARMSTRONG, Frank GREEN, Wm. HAMILTON, Geo. HOHL, N. HOHL, Frank HEMME, Jennie HANSON, Nannie WILLIAMS, Robert WILLIAMS.  Debate.  Resolved, That the Legislature should change the present law in regard to dirt roads. Affirmative -- J.L. THOMAS, P. JENNI, T.H. McMULLIN; Negative -- W.H.H. THOMAS, J.J. WILLIAMS R. W. McMULLIN,   Institute paper by Miss Ida McMULLIN.

 

COUNTY COURT - The November session of the Jefferson County Court - It was ordered that Wm. H. PAGE, a lunatic confined in jail be taken to the State Lunatic Asylum.

 

COUNTY COURT - The November session of the Jefferson County Court - On complaint of R.W. McMULLIN the Court proceeded to "inquire into the case of Elias F. HONEY, as to ---- ---- mind.  A jury was impaneled and the examination had. The jury returned a verdict that "Elias F. HONEY is of unsound mind and incapable of managing his affairs."  Whereupon the Court, after hearing the testimony of medical experts, decided that Elias F. HONEY was a fit subject for the State Lunatic Asylum, and ordered the Sheriff to convey him to said Asylum.

 

COUNTY COURT - The November session of the Jefferson County Court - R.W. McMULLIN was appointed guardian of the property of Elias F. HONEY.

 

FRIDAY, 9 DECEMBER 1870

 

MATRIMONIAL - We omitted to mention last week that our friend John WILLIAMS collector, had taken to himself a partner, with whom to share the spoils of office, &c.  Not satisfied with receiving a majority of over 5 hundred votes for Collector, he crowned his triumph by getting married. Mr. WILLIAMS was married on Thursday, Nov. 24th (Thanksgiving day), to Miss Amanda A. BAINBRIDGE, of De Soto, at the residence of the bride's father, Col. A. BAINBRIDGE. It is not an immoderate wish for  his future happiness to hope that John may find more pleasure in matrimony than he does in collecting taxes. That the twain may "live long and prosper," is the wish of all who know them.

 

JOACHIM LITERARY SOCIETY - The following is the programme of the Joachim Literary Society for Saturday evening, Dec. 10th, 1870. Singing by the choir; opening address by H. ESHBAUGH; declamation by C. DRUMELLAR; select reading by Geo. LONG.  Debate, Resolved, that Ladies should have the same facilities afforded them for obtaining an education as gentlemen.  Affirmative--M.C. JENNINGS, Geo. LONG.  Negative -- A. BURRELL, E.G. DEWEY.  Recess.  Singing; essay by Miss Jennie ESHBAUGH; dialogue by Miss Alice CRAWFORD and C. BERRY; declamation by L. BURGESS; select reading by A. HOLLENSBECK; essay F. PEDLEY; comic song by John CONN; comic song by White KENNETT; comic song by Tomie BAKER; select reading by Miss Lottie QUINN.  Institute paper by Miss Alice CRAWFORD; singing by the choir.

 

NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned will, on the third Monday of November next present to the County Court of Jefferson county, Mo., his resignation as guardian of Wm. J. and George A. McFRY, minor heirs of Peter McFRY, deceased. George McFRY, Guardian

 

FRIDAY, 16 DECEMBER 1870

 

THE RAIL ROAD MEETING on BIG RIVER - Report of Proceedings - Below will be found the Secretary's report of the meeting held at  BYRNE & DUNNINGAN's Mill on Tuesday last, for the purpose of encouraging of the South West Pacific Rail Road through Jefferson county. On motion of Dr. G.W. WYATT, Hon. Thos. BYRNS was called to the chair, and M. McNAMEE was elected Secretary, on motion of Patrick BYRNE. Mr. Patrick BYRNE then explained the object of the meeting, calling for an expression and interchange of opinion. As for himself he thought a subscription should be raised giving right of way and other aid. Thos. BYRNS coincided with the first speaker. Mr. P.P. BYRNS was willing to co-operate with the other gentlemen. Mr. HELTERBRAND said he would freely give the right of way. Hon. John L. THOMAS being called out, made an elegant and forcible speech, urging immediate action, explaining the necessity of such. He recommended that the right of way be given, with depot grounds, and that money also be raised for a subscription, and said every inducement should be held out to the company.  He recounted the many advantages that would accrue, and suggested that meetings be held at Fenton and other places.  Mr. Van CHEVRE, of St. Louis county, said he would give the right of way and depot grounds, and reported that Mr. BOWLES would give right of way and $500. Mr. STEVENS, Mr. DALTON, LEE, CASPELLS, WHITWORTH, and several others offered right of way; and Messrs. PATRICK and P.P. BYRNS offered right of way and promised large subscriptions. Mr. THOMAS offered the following resolution, which carried: Resolved, That the Chairman of this meeting appoint a committee of nine working men along the survey of the South Pacific Rail Road, whose duty it shall be to see the citizens along said survey, and ascertain whether the right of way for said Rail Road can be attained, and what donations can be had; to report their proceedings to the Chairman as soon as practicable. Messrs. John McDANIEL, Patrick BYRNE, P.P. BYRNE, Jos. SALE, John McCOURTNEY, Frank SKWER, Thos. DALTON and Thos. BYRNS were appointed. On motion, these proceedings were ordered published in the Jefferson Democrat and St. Louis papers. Thos. BYRNS, President,  M. McNAMEE, Secretary.

 

FRIDAY, 23 DECEMBER 1870

 

JEFFERSON COUNTY SIXTY YEARS AGO - Editor Jefferson Democrat:  As I have read sketches from different sources upon the subject of "Jefferson County thirty or forty years ago," I thought I would, to the best of my recollection, give you a few items of sixty years ago. In the first place, you will please recollect there was no such county, separate and alone, as Jefferson county, sixty years ago; but what is now Jefferson county, was then attached to the District of Saint Louis, or Louisiana. The first person I became acquainted with in Jefferson was a Benjamin JOHNSTON, Sr., who came from Louisville, Ky., and settled on Sandy Creek, about the year 1800, on the place now occupied by Vincent SPAULDING. The next, William MOP, who was living where Charles CRAFT now resides. James and Claiborne THOMAS, where John CRAFT now lives, &c. I recollect other settlers as early as 1810.  Mark THOMAS, father of James and Claiborne, resided on the Glaze Creek, at or near the place where James MOP now lives. Bartholomew HERRINGTON (father of all the HERRINGTON's) lived where James F. FOSTER now resides. To the best of my recollection, Benjamin JOHNSTON was the only Justice of the Peace at that time living within the bonds of (now) Jefferson county; and all appeals were taken to St. Louis courts. Now, Sir, although the country at that time was a wilderness, yet, what few people that there were there, were whole souled people; and the country could boast at that time of one article that we cannot boast of at the present day. That was - boys and girls; for there are really no such things these days; for now every boy or girl (that would have been in those days), now are young gentlemen or even ladies; while sixty years ago, or even fifty, the boys wore no shoes until fifteen or eighteen years of age; nor did they go bare-footed, but wore on their feet what was then called shoe-pads. Those shoe-pads were made of dressed deer skin, and soled with well-tanned cow-hide, for every man tanned his own leather and made his own shoes, moccasins or shoe-pads. The wives and daughters, too, were real, genuine women, for the all understood carding, spinning, weaving and making. They could bake bread on a board and fry meat on a rock. Neither mother or daughter were ashamed or afraid to assist either father, mother or brother, in the house or in the field, for which they all claimed and got credit. They assisted in raising cotton, flax and hemp, and wore their own make of clothes; and if , by chance, one fell heir to a calico dress (which was not often the case) it was kept for Sunday. They generally contained only about six yards of cloth. As to the gentlemen--for gentlemen they generally were--though few in number, they generally all wore coats made of dressed deer skin, and pants of the same material. On Sunday they wore a fringed linsey hunting-shirt, and stripped or colored linsey or cotton pants. If, by chance, a young lady fell heir to a pair of shoes--as times improved--when she went abroad she always carried her shoes and stockings in her hand until near her journey's end, when she would stop and put them on, smooth back her hair, and all was right. But alas! how is it now? Do we find the young ladies in the corn, flax or cotton patch, helping their fathers, or even in the kitchen helping their old mothers? I say nay.  But where do we generally find them late in the morning?  In bed, Sir, snoring away, while the mother is sweating over the fire getting breakfast. The balance of the day is spent in dressing, primping, visiting, &c. But enough on that subject, for I expect you already know more than I can tell you. Now to begin my "yarn."  In a few years things began to change, and about the year 1812-13 the flourishing little town of Herculaneum, on the banks of the Mississippi River, sprang up, I can recollect some of its inhabitants.  For instance--James RANKIN, father of C.S. and L.J. RANKIN.  He kept a tavern.  John GEIGER and Elisha ELLIS, also tavern keepers.  James DOWLING, blacksmith; John MANNER, tavern keeper.  There were two or three stores.  The manufacture of shot and sheet lead was carried on by Mattock ELIAS and William BATES to quite an extent. But, Sir, where is old Herculaneum now? Where its inhabitants? All gone. Either dead or moved away, except, however, one solitary citizen -- Chas. S. RANKIN  -- who seems loath to quit the place. The first Circuit Court was held at Herculaneum. However, there was no certain place for holding Court, there being no Court House there. Sometimes it was held at the house of Elisah ELLIS, sometimes in the dwelling of Moses AUSTIN and sometimes in the house of a colored man named ABRAM. Sometimes the Sheriff had to put the grand jury in a porter cellar, &c.  But thank God, those days are past, and we now have a Court House, near the centre of the county, convenient to all.  G.

 

The following is the programme of the Hillsboro Literary Society for Monday evening, Dec. 26th, 1870:

Opening address by J.L. THOMAS; essay by Peter JENNI; select reading by Miss Amanda SHELTON; declamation by Andrew JENNI; dialogue by Miss Ida McMULLIN, Miss Mary HOCKEN, T.H.B. McMULLIN, J.J. WILSON, Jr., Frank GREEN and Joseph HOCKEN; select reading by W.K. VREELAND; dialogue by Ed. GREEN and Chas. STEGMAN; Music; essay by J.H. WAGGENER; dialogue by John W. STONE and Ed. HANSON; select reading by Miss Laura HONEY; declamation by Max MULLER; select reading by Mrs. GLENN; essay by James J. WILSON, Sr., select reading by Miss Hannah ARMSTRONG; select reading by Miss Jennie HANSON; Music.  Question for Debate, Resolved, That ---- Jefferson County ---- need another railroad.  Affirmative--T.H.B. McMULLIN, F.N. STONE, P. JENNI, J. L. THOMAS.  Negative--R.W. McMULLIN, W.H.H. THOMAS, Jos. J. WILLIAMS, C. PIPKIN.  Institute paper by Miss S.E. THOMAS.

 

FRIDAY, 6 JANUARY 1871

 

ORDER OF PUBLICATION - State of Missouri, County of Jefferson: In the Jefferson Circuit Court, September term, 1870.  September 24th, 1870. Be it remembered that in Circuit Court of that day, among other proceedings therein had, the following order appears of record, to-wit:

John W. SKINNER, Plaintiff, Against  Ferdinand MICHAN, Sylvanie(?) M. HORITZ and Frederic HORTIZ, her husband; Virginia MICHAN, and the Unknown Heirs of Louis M. GUIBORD, deceased, and her former husband, Henry GUIBORD: Clementine LAURIE, and Peter LAURIE, her husband: Alexander M. MICHAN, Palagie MICHAN, Alfred MICHAN, Lavencourt MICHAN, Eliza MICHAN, Margaret MICHAN and Angeline M. WATSON, alias Angeline M. WATKINS, and Edwin WATSON, alias Edwin WATKINS, her husband, Defendants. Now, again, at this day, comes the Plaintiff, by his attorney, and it appearing to the satisfaction of the court that the Defendants herein, to-wit: Ferdinand MICHAN, Henry GUIBORD, Margaret MICHAN, and Levancourt MICHAN, cannot be summoned in this action, it is ordered by the Court that publication be made, notifying them that an action has been commenced against them, by petition, in the Circuit Court of Jefferson county, Missouri, the object and general nature of which is to obtain a decree divesting them of any and all title that they may have in and to the following described Real Estate, lying and being in said county and state, to-wit:  The south west quarter of the north west quarter of section thirty-three, township forty-three, range three east; and that unless they be and appear at the next regular term of this Court, to be holden at the Court House, in Hillsboro, in the county of Jefferson aforesaid, on the first Monday of March next, and on or before the sixth day thereof, answer or demur to said petition, the same will be taken as confessed and judgment rendered accordingly.  It is further ordered that a copy thereof be published in the Jefferson Democrat, a newspaper, printed and published in the State of Missouri, for four weeks successively, the last insertion to be at least four weeks before the first day of the said term.  Ordered that the same be certified. A true copy from the Record.  Witness my hand, and the seal of said Circuit Court, at office in Hillsboro, this 3d day of January, A.D. 1871.  W.S. BOYCE, Clerk.

 

TERRIBLE and FATAL ACCIDENT - Young Man Killed by Gun Shot - On Saturday evening, about eight o'clock an accident occurred at the place of the late Judge HOWE, some four miles east of Hanover, in this county, resulting in the instantaneous death of young James PALMER, aged twenty-one years.  The young man and a companion had been hunting with hounds. Desiring to call the dogs, the unfortunate young man stood upright on top of a fence with a double-barreled shot gun resting on the rail beside him, muzzle upwards, and a horn at his lips, which he was sounding. The gun slipped down, the hammers striking the rail, and discharging both barrels. The contents of the gun, supposed to be sixty buck-shot, passed through the head of the young man, entirely tearing away one jaw, cheek-bone, and the whole side of his head. A solitary gasp and gurgle in his throat was all the movement or sound that escaped, as death, of course, ensued the same instant. An inquest was held on the thirty-first instant, by Armstrong O'HARA, Esq., and a verdict rendered in accordance with the statement above.

 

BIG RIVER - DITMER's Store, Mo., Dec. 23, 1870 - We had the pleasure, last Friday, of witnessing the closing exercises of the public school of the sub-district which includes the town of MORSE's Mill. The occasion was an auspicious one, and the character of the was such as to prove the efficiency of the teacher, J.O.D. BITTICK. The school-room was filled to overflowing with pupils and the patrons and friends of the school After the recitations were concluded, addresses were made by J.G. WILSON Esq., Dr. M.C. HARBISON and Mr. BITTICK, the teacher. Previous to the speaking however, your correspondent was pounced upon and required to give a description of the schools of this county ten years ago, comparing the mode of imparting instruction then with that of the present time, which he did in a humorous a manner as possible. We had occasion to visit this school about two and a half months ago, and we

must say that the pupils have since improved very rapidly.  Mr. BITTICK will commence the next term of the same school on Monday next.  May success attend the efforts of both teacher and pupils.

 

JAIL BIRDS - On the 28th instant, Frank BOWMAN was committed to jail by Esquire VOLLMER, of Pevely, to await trial on charge of petty larceny, preferred by Louis GREVE.  The  larceny consisted, we believe, of stealing five dollars from the accuser. On the 31st instant.  'Squire VOLLMAR sent another "bird" up for safe keeping in default of his plying bail. Mr. Louis SINCLAIR, of New York, was accused upon oath of Lee J. HALL, of having committed rape upon her person, the night of December 23d, between Pevely and Illinois Station. SINCLAIR was put off the train at Pevely the same evening and professes to have been so drunk as to have no remembrance of what occurred. That he was very much intoxicated on being ejected from the cars there is no doubt. The woman was not a permanent resident of this county, but was trying to get through to some one of the lower counties.  She is reported to be a very common character.

 

MARRIED - At the residence of the bride's parents, at Victoria, Mo., December 28th, 1870 by Rev. W.W. DONNELL, Col. A.M. TYLER to Miss Emma COSBY.

 

MARRIED -  In Valle township, near DeSoto, on Tuesday, December 27th, 1870, at the residence of the bride's parents, Mr. John L. CONSIGNY to Miss Marie HERBERT.

 

MARRIED - In Valle township, on Sunday, January 1st, 1871, by Rev. J.C. DOWNER, Mr. Frederick FISHER to Miss Emma R. WOODS.

 

MARRIED - At DeSoto, Mo., on Wednesday December 28th, 1870, by Rev. D.J. MARQUIS, Mr. E.R. ENGLAND to Miss Ellen LEE.

 

FRIDAY, 13 JANUARY 1871

 

ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE - Notice is hereby given that letters of administration on the estate of Augustus M. LEMONS, dec'd, were granted to the undersigned by the Clerk of the County Court of Jefferson county Missouri, on the 25th day of November 1870. All persons having claims against said estate are required to present the same for allowance within one year from the date of said letters, or they may be precluded from any benefit of said estate; and if such claims be not exhibited within two years from said date they will be forever barred. Given under my hand and seal this 25th day of November, A.D. 1870.   Peter J. BOYER, Administrator.

 

FRIDAY, 3 FEBRUARY 1871

 

COUNTY COURT - January Term - Mr. Thos. HOWE was appointed the Superintendent of the County Farm for one year Mr. PARTNEY's time expires in March.

 

COUNTY COURT - The reports of the following road overseers were accepted and their accounts allowed, as follows: B. KLEIN, $56; Sam MEDLEY, $17.60; Jno ALDERSON, $11; W.H. BITTICK, $37.95; Wm. M. MUSE, $18.73; Jno T. BYRD, $6.; W.J. WILLIAMS, $22; Isaac BERGAN, $19.90; L.H. LEE, $40.85; Wm. OTTOMEYER, $15.00; I.I. INGLEBACH, $26.80; M. McNAMEE, $56; B. BYRON, $25;  A.J. LUCKY, $17.50; H. STELLBRINK, $77.82.

 

SATURDAY, 11 FEBRUARY 1871

 

SHERIFF'S SALE IN PARTITION - (In the Circuit Court of Jefferson County, Mo.) Julia A. CORLEY, et al, vs... Michael BRADY and Elizabeth BRADY, alias Elizabeth APPLEGATE. By virtue and authority of a renewed order made by the Circuit Court of the county of Jefferson State of Missouri, at its September term, A.D. 1870, I will on the 8th day of March, next, 1871, at the Court House door, in the town of Hillsboro, between the hours on nine o'clock in the forenoon, and five o'clock in the afternoon of that day, offer for sale at public auction to the highest bidder, the following described land or real estate, to-wit: The north west quarter of the south east quarter of section twenty eight, in township No. forty-one, range five east, containing forty acres; also, 4 10-100 acres described as beginning at a point 333 1/8 chains east of the south west corner of the north east quarter, section 28, township 41, range 5 east, thence east 10.66 2-3 chains. Thence north 52 degrees and 30 seconds, west 13.50 chains, thence 8.33 chains to the place of beginning, situated in the county of Jefferson, Missouri, for the purpose of making partition between said parties, for which the purchaser will be required to pay twenty per cent of the purchase money in hand at the time of sale, the balance in twelve months; the purchaser giving his bond with approved security, bearing interest at the rate of 6 per cent, per annum from date, this 6th day of February, 1871.  John WILLIAMS, Sheriff.

 

SHERIFF'S SALE IN PARTITION - (In the Circuit Court of Jefferson county, Mo.) Sterit McKEAN and Eliza J. McKEAN, his wife, John L. WARE, James L. WARE, and Briscella J. WARE, minors, by Sterit McKEAN, their Guardian, Plaintiffs vs... Mary WARE, Defendant. By virtue and authority of an order made by the Circuit Court of the county of Jefferson, State of Missouri, at its September term, A.D. 1970, I will on the 8th day of March next, 1871, at the Court House door, in the town of Hillsboro, between the hours of nine o'clock in the forenoon and five o'clock in the afternoon of that day, offer for public sale auction to the highest bidder, the following described land or real estate, to-wit: The east half of the south east quarter of section 2, and the northeast quarter of the north east quarter of section 11, all in township 40 in range three east, containing one hundred and twenty acres, situated in Jefferson county, Missouri. For the purpose of making partition between said parties for which the purchaser will be required to pay ten per cent of the purchase money in hand at the time of sale, the balance in twelve months; the purchaser giving his bond, with approved security, bearing interest at the rate of ten per cent, per annum from date, this 6th day of February, 1871. John WILLIAMS, Sheriff

 

FRIDAY, 3 MARCH 1871

 

LETTER FROM MERAMEC - Meramec Township, March 20 '71 - Editor Jefferson Democrat:  Since my last letter the "Reaper whose name is Death" has been busy in our midst; two of our old neighbors have gone to their long home.  I suppose before this time you have learned the particulars of the said death of William RAMY, who was run over by his ox-team and instantly killed, near St. Louis.  He had lived all his life in this settlement, and will be greatly missed.  He was a man of almost Herculean strength, and always ready to assist his neighbors when they required his help. His funeral was the largest ever known in this neighborhood, but many were grieved and disappointed at the manner in which it was conducted. As he not a Christian, or rather a Baptist, we did not expect Brother S. to be present, but in all that crowd of his old friends and neighbors I think that one might have volunteered a few remarks before his remains were lowered into their last resting place. There was certainly material enough in his life, his many kindly deeds, and his terrible sudden death to have made this small tribute easy.  But no; not one word was said or even a prayer offered.

 

From another home the dread visitant has taken the wife and mother, Mrs. Clara SHOULTS, daughter of Isaac HERRINGTON and wife of Jacob SHOULTS, a lady widely known and connected on Big River. She had been sick but a short time, and as she was a lady of strong constitution and general good health, her husband and friends could not give up hoping until the very last moment, that she would recover. But their hopes were in vain. Asrahel, the Angel of Death had touched her with his wing, and she was doomed to go. Her death-bed was singularly calm and peaceful. Her funeral was largely attended.  Brother STEPHENS delivered a short but very impressive sermon, and asked a blessing on all assembled. Her afflicted husband and little children, too young to realize their irreparable loss, have the sincere sympathy of all their neighbors.  O.U.C.

 

FRIDAY, 17 MARCH 1871

 

A Detailed Statement of County Warrants issued during the year ending February 28, 1871.

 

Dr. G. STEGMAN, medical attention to paupers   5.50

A. HAESSELL, glazing in jail      3.00

Robert ROBERTSON, poor person     25.00

Leopold WALDELO, overseer of roads    35.45

R.F. WINER, making coffin for poor person  8.00

G. STEGMAN, attention to prisoners     2.75

Geo. W. DAVIS, taking care of paupers   49.00

John BUTTS, taking care of paupers    10.00

Fred VOLLMACK, services as sheriff    10.00

R.W. McMULLIN, services as County Clerk   11.80

 

AFFRAY IN DE SOTO - Man's Throat Cut - On Friday, 3d inst., John McMAHON, of DeSoto, was committed to jail by Justice TYLER of DeSoto, in default of bail in the sum of $500, to answer the charge of assault with intent to kill. The charge was preferred by Chas. BENHOLZER, of St. Francois county. BENHOLZER was sojourning temporarily in DeSoto, and about dark on the evening of the 2d inst, while at Mrs. McGUIRE's saloon was assaulted by McMAHON, who made a desperate cut at the throat of BENHOLZER, making a fearful rent.  The wounded man ran down the street into a jeweler's store, when he fell.  Medical assistance was summoned, and the wound dressed. BENHOLZER had some sixty dollars in money with him, which it was the aim of McMAHON to get. The prisoner will be tried at Circuit Court.

 

FRIDAY, 24 MARCH 1871

 

THE COURTS - The County Court met on Monday morning last and remained in session until last evening. - His honor, Judge VAIL, and Circuit Attorney REYNOLDS, together with members of the bar from other places, arrived Monday morning, and proceeded to business forthwith. The following Grand Jury was sworn in, and entered upon their duties: D.A. SULLENS, Foreman.  James T. MOSS, R.E. KEENEY, John NULL, Dennis ARMSTRONG, DeLayfette HUSKEY, Isham WILLIAMS, James A. WILSON, Elias BURGESS, Larkin D. COLLINS, Willis J. WILLIAMS, Wm. SHELTON, Patrick BYRNE, Elias BURGESS, D. F. McKEE, Wm. GRAHAM, Patrick THOMAS.  Petit Jury--John HUSKEY, Sam'l MORRIS, Louis PARTNEY, John WILLIAMS, A. HENSLEY, Len. METZ, Ed. RYAN, Wm. HUSKEY, Wm. NULL, E. OGLE, Wm. M. PIPKIN, Wm. C. DEAN, David SULLENS, Louis RICHIE, Albert EAVES, Elisha EAVES, T.H. BECKETT, Thos. A. WILLIAMS.

 

FRIDAY, 15 APRIL 1871

 

MARRIED - On Sunday, the 9th of April, 1871, at the residence of the bride's uncle, John M. WILSON, Esq., in Big River township, by Rev. Wm. McKAY, Mr. Oliver D. BITTICK to Miss Martha A. LEE, all of Jefferson county, Mo.

 

DIED - In Victoria, April 3d, 1871, after a painful illness, Frank Leo, youngest child of O. and E. DOVER, aged 6 years and 2 months. "Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not,  for such is the kingdom of Heaven."

 

FRIDAY, 21 APRIL 1871

 

TERRIBLE ACCIDENT - Man Thrown from a Hay Wagon and Killed. On Friday morning the neighborhood in the vicinity of Hanover was thrown into a breeze of excitement by the occurrence of a sad and fatal accident in their midst. Mr. Peter STEINMEYER, an elderly German  farmer living about a mile north of Hanover, on the railroad, was thrown from the top of a loaded hay wagon and almost instantly killed. There was no one with him at the time and it is not precisely known what caused the accident. The team ran away, but whether before after Mr. STEINMEYER received his fall in. The face and body of the unfortunate man were bruised and blackened, his neck was broken and his skull fractured. The body was in all probability kicked by the terrified animals or ran over by the wagon. Mr. STINEMEYER was a very honest and worthy man. He was buried on Sunday.

 

FRIDAY, 28 APRIL 1871

 

Married - On Sunday, March 10th 1871, in Big River township, Jefferson county, Mo., by Rev. Wm. McKAY, Mr. William BROWN to Miss Zelpha WILSON.

 

On Sunday, April 2d 1871, in Big River township, Jefferson county, Mo., by Rev. Wm. McKAY, Mr. Frederick MOORE to Miss Emma MOTIER.

 

Died - In Hematite, Jefferson county, Mo., April 17th, 1871, Mr. Henry M. WYATT, aged forty years.

 

FRIDAY, 12 MAY 1871

 

Two Negro Militiamen were executed at Union Court House, S.C. on Friday last for the murder of a white man named STEVENS. Ten other negroes were hanged some years(?) ago by masked men for the same crime, thus making twelve lives in all taken for the murder of one person -- certainly a complete and fearful vengeance.

 

Order of Publication in Partition - State of Missouri, County of Jefferson. In the Circuit Court, March term, April 7th, 1871  In said Court at the term, and on the day aforesaid, among other proceedings therein and, the following order appears of record, viz George L. JOHNSTON, and Julia A. JOHNSTON, wife of said George L. JOHNSTON, vs.. Mary A. KOHLER and John KOHLER, husband of said Mary, Malinda C. CUSTUS and George CUSTUS, husband of said Malinda C., Mary E. MEDLEY, Lucinda D. SULLENS, William M. SULLENS, Sarah SULLENS, Jesse MEDLEY and Anderson LEWIS. Now, at this day, comes the Plaintiffs by their attorney, and it appearing, to the satisfaction of the Court, that the Defendant Anderson LEWIS, cannot be summoned in this action, it is ordered by the Court that publication be made, notifying him that an action has been commenced against him, by petition in the Circuit Court of Jefferson county in the State of Missouri, the object and general nature of which is to obtain a decree for partition and division of the following described Real Estate, situate in said county, and State to-wit: The south west quarter of the north west quarter of section seven, township forty-two, of range four east, containing fifty three acres, and that the interest of Anderson LEWIS, in and to said real estate, is nine sixty fourths, and that unless he be and appear at the next term of this Court, to be holden at the Court House in Hillsboro, in the county of Jefferson, on the eighteenth day of September, A.D., 1871, and on or before the sixth day thereto, answer or demur to said petition, the same will be taken as confessed, and judgment rendered accordingly. It is further ordered that a copy hereof be published in the Jefferson Democrat, a newspaper published, in the county of Jefferson for four weeks successively, the first insertion to be at least four weeks before the commencement of the next term of this Court. A true copy from the record.  Witness W.S. BOYCE, Clerk of said Court, with the seal of said Court hereunto affixed, at office, this April 27th, 1871.  W.S. BOYCE, Clerk

 

FRIDAY, 19 MAY 1871

 

[From the Virginia Herald, May 1st, 1871.] - DIED - Henry M. WIATT, son of F.J. WIATT, deceased, formerly of Spotsylvania county, departed this life in Jefferson county, Missouri, April 17th, 1871, in the 41st year of his age.  The subject of this notice entered the Army at the out-break of the war, and was promoted to a Lieutenancy in the Mercer Calvary, (Co. E.) 9th Regiment Va. Calvary, was captured at Guiney's Bridge, and suffered imprisonment for 13 months in Fort Delaware. At the close of the war he returned to his native county with his health much impaired by the privations of his prison life but soon removed to Jefferson county, Missouri, where he engaged in business, and gained the respect and esteem of all with whom he came in contact. HENRY WYATT needs no word of eulogy in this community, where he was so well and favorably known. His memory will be dear to his old comrades and friends. ONE WHO KNEW HIM.

 

FRIDAY, 26 MAY 1871

 

Run Over and Killed - James S. THOMAS, who lived on the D. EVANS farm, near DeSoto, was run over by his wagon and killed, on the 22d of May, between DeSoto and Vineland. The wagon was loaded with lumber. The body was not found until Wednesday, the 24th. It was sent to his sister, living in Utier, New York.  Mr. THOMAS was about forty years old, of the most highly respectable family.

 

FRIDAY, 2 JUNE 1871

 

Destructive Fire - We learn with great regret, that the grist mill, lead furnace and wool carding machinery at Richwoods, owned and operated by R.G. HORE & Co., was burned on Last Saturday night.  Everything -- buildings, machinery and material being entirely destroyed. Among the material lost were 1,000 pounds of wool; 400 bushels of wheat and 74 pigs of lead, the lead we presume is not a total loss. The loss is estimated at $10,000. No person was in the building at the time, and it seems that it was almost half burned before the fire was discovered.  The origin of the fire is not yet known, but according to our information it originated at an end of the building, where there had been no fire for five years. This will for a while, at least, materially cripple one of our best enterprises. We have no news as yet from the proprietors, but presume they will build again soon.

 

DIED - On the 23d inst., at 11 a.m., of disease of the brain, Lulie, aged 7 months, and 14 days; daughter of A.E., and Roseline MOCKBEE.

 

FRIDAY, 9 JUNE 1871

 

The Little Monitor - This is to certify that we, the undersigned citizens have the Little Monitor Churn, made by MOCKBEE & CRAFT, in use, and we pronounce it one of the best churns that we have used, and can recommend it as a good churn:

Mrs. E.M. HORINE  Mrs. Rachel M. FARLEY

Mrs. Louise STRICKLAND Mrs. Mary McCORMACK

Mrs. Sarah LEE   Mrs. Sarah DRUMHELLER

Mrs. Mary CAREY  Mrs. Ella HENSLEY

Mrs. M.A. HENSLEY

 All orders sent to us at Pevely, or to Mr. WILSON's Store, House's Springs, or McCORMACK & ENGLAND's Hematite, will be promptly filled. We own the right for Jefferson, St. Francois, Washington and Crawford counties.  All we ask for our Churn is a fair trial. We say it will make more butter and in less time, than any churn we have seen.  It is simple and easy to clean.  Sent to any address in above named counties, C.O.D.   MOCKBEE & CRAFT, Pevely, I.M.R.R., Mo.

 

Evidences of Thrift, Industry and Improvement - Returning from a business trip to HORINE Station, last week, we took occasion to observe and note down the condition of crops &c.,  along the route, and give here the result of the same. At Geo. H. WILLIAMS' we noticed a field of pretty fair wheat; a good stand of corn, clean and showing evidence of good cultivation, plenty of seedling peaches, and a variety of other fruits in small quantities.

 

Evidences of Thrift, Industry and Improvement - At H. STIDOLPH's a good crop of apples, some peaches, and a small pear orchard literally loaded down, and were informed by Mr. STIDOLPH that Mr. BALLAINE, living near here, had a pear orchard of about 500 trees, all full of fruit. Mr. STIDOLPH is an old English gardener, and is passionately fond of flowers, of which he has a good assortment in his garden. Some really fine.  At the BECKET place (now occupied by a Dr. HOBSON), we noticed apples and peaches, but not a full crop.

 

Evidences of Thrift, Industry and Improvement - Returning from a business trip to HORINE Station, last week, we took occasion to observe and note down the condition of crops &c.,  along the route, and give here the result of the same. At Mr. MORGAN's, a new farm, a good prospect for corn and oats and a few peaches, but few of the trees being large enough to bear yet.

 

Jno T. BURGESS is raising corn, broom-corn and sweet potatoes, all of which looks well.

 

Capt. LYNES has excellent wheat, oats, corn and plenty of fruit. He is also raising sweet potatoes pretty extensively.

 

John BUREN has a good prospect for wheat and oats.

 

At Gotlieb PLASS' we noticed fine wheat, oats and some fruit.

 

At the John SMITH farm, corn looks promising and all kinds of fruit trees are loaded but wheat and oats look badly, being sown on old ground that has been run down.

 

J.P. BOOTH's vineyard is full of fruit, and his farm presents an appearance of careful cultivation.

 

Mr. ARMSTRONG has a good crop of apples, peaches and small fruits, the raspberries and blackberries being particularly fine; the only trouble with them is that they are too close to the road.  They might "lead into temptation."

 

James F. FOSTER's vineyard, near Hillsboro is a little ahead of anything we saw. The vines are full and show a different training and cultivation from anything we have noticed, and we shall watch for the results with some interest.  At present nothing could look more promising.

 

FRIDAY, 30 JUNE 1871

 

We learned from Mr. Patrick BYRNE, of Merrimac township, who called on us the other day, that the wheat crops in his neighborhood was materially injured by frost, drought, &c., and will not average more than ten bushels to the acre. Oats  are very light, but corn is looking splendidly.  He also informed us that our old and esteemed friend, Laurence O'BRIEN, Sr., has taken another rib. He was married last week to Mrs. DEVIN, of Merrimac. As this is the fourth for him we sincerely wish that a long and happy life may be granted them both, and that he may never have occasion to embark upon the ship of matrimony again.

 

NARROW ESCAPE - We learn from correspondent, that William McNAMEE, son of George McNAMEE Esq., was narrowly saved from drowning by his brother Patrick, one day last week.  He was bathing in the Merrimac river when getting in water too deep for him was washed down the swift current at a rapid rate. His brother was attracted to the scene by the screaming of a boy on the bank, and rushing up, plunged in without waiting to strip, and reached the boy just in time to save him and being an expert swimmer brought him safely to shore, where he was soon brought to consciousness, having had a big scare, and probably having learned a useful lesson.

 

FRIDAY, 7 JULY 1871

 

DIED - Near Hillsboro, Mo., on the 1st of July, 1871, at the age of fourteen years, Lierman C. son of Samuel WRIGHT. The funeral took place on the second inst.

 

FRIDAY, 21 JULY 1871

 

Child Killed - A little girl, daughter of a Mr. SHEEHAN, of Victoria, was run over and killed last Tuesday afternoon, at Victoria, by the gravel train. We have not heard the particulars any more than that the girl was partially deaf, and stopped on the track just in front of the train when it was under such headway that it was impossible to stop in time to save her. No blame whatever is attached to the train men. The accident was unavoidable as far as they were concerned.

 

List of Patents - Issued from the United States Patent Office, to Missouri inventors, for the week ending July 4, 1871, and each bearing that date. Furnished this paper by COX & COX, Solicitors of Patents, Washington, D.C.: Revolving Fire-Arm, F.G. COCHRAN, St. Louis Binnacle for Mariners' Compass, G.W. RICHEY, St. Louis Cotton Picker, J.L. BUSKETT, St. Louis

 

List of Patents - Issued from the United States Patent Office to Missouri Inventors, for the week ending July 11, 1871, and each bearing that date.  Furnished this paper by COX & COX, Solicitors of Patents, Washington D.C:

Stock and Freight Car, J.B. CALKINS, Pacific

Carpet Sweeper, D.C. HALL, Hannibal

Telegraph Apparatus, H.S.L. BRYAN, Liberty.

 

FRIDAY, 28 JULY 1871

 

OBITUARY - DIED, near French Village, at the residence of Mr. R.H. STEWARD, on the 12th of July, 1871, the Rev. Wm. G. WALKER, aged 80 years. Mr. WALKER has been a resident of Jefferson county for several years, promoting its spiritual interest with quenchless zeal, and indefatigable industry. He leaves a wife and seven children to mourn his loss. Mr. WALKER suffered long, and his afflictions was severe. Much mystery was connected with his disease, that it was hard to determine the nature of it. Physicians often, met, prescribed, and advised, but would as often retire to let him die. In his death the world is bereaved of a conservative influence.  The prayers he uttered are lost and gone; and the family has lost a guide and a guardian. Such a death is not a flower fading in the field, or a sparrow falling to the ground. Not to lay it to the heart would be criminal insensibility. May God sanctify the affliction. A more extended obituary will be prepared for the St. Louis Christian Advocate.  M.G. McALISTER.

 

Double Wedding - Married, on Sunday, July 23d, 1871, at the residence of Martin HOHL, by Esq. James C. POWER, Mr. George HOHL, to Miss Annie SIMEN, and Mr. Nicholas HOHL, to Miss Margaret SIMEN, all of Jefferson county, Mo. George and Nicholas are both sons of Martin HOHL, and Annie and Margaret are both daughters of Melchoir SIMEN, and it may be of interest to our readers to learn that Mr. HOHL has some more boys, and Mr. SIMEN has some more girls, so that the union thus begun between the two families, may continue for some time yet to come.  We wish them all the good luck that their hearts desire. "May they live long and prosper."

 

Business Directory of Jefferson County  - The following names of reliable business men, we desire to keep prominently before the people of Jefferson county, and speak for them a liberal share of patronage:

ATTORNEYS AT LAW: Abner GREEN, John L. THOMAS, W.H.H. THOMAS, Jos. J. WILLIAMS, M.A. REPPY, of Hillsboro, Mo., A.M. TYLER, DeSoto, Mo. Phillip PIPKIN, Kimmswick, Mo.,  REAL ESTATE AGENTS:  THOMAS & THOMAS, S.A. REPPY, J. Ed WALKER, Hillsboro, Mo., A.M. TYLER, DeSoto, Mo.

 

PHYSICIANS: Chas. PIPKIN, Hillsboro, Cyrus BROOKS, Hematite, Louis JAMES, Victoria.,  F.T. CHERRY, DeSoto.

 

MERCHANTS & GENERAL RETAIL DEALERS:  E. AMOR, P. JENNI, Hillsboro. L.H. ALFORD, Victoria.  Wm. KNORPP & Co., DeSoto.

 

 MILLERS & DEALERS IN GRAIN:  Peter BRUHN, Kimmswick.  Henry EULER, DeSoto.

 

MANUFACTURERS OF AND DEALERS IN TOBACCO & CIGARS: John HILPERTSHAUSER, Hillsboro.

 

MANUFACTURERS & DEALERS IN STOVES & TINWARE:  Jacob LEUTSINGER, Hillsboro.

 

HOTELS: E. AMOR, Thos. A. WILLIAMS, Hillsboro.

 

MILLINERY & DRESS MAKING:  Mrs. BEISBARTH & FERGUSON, Mrs. RIDGELY, DeSoto.

 

DEALERS IN DRUGS, MEDICINES, &c.  Gust. HAMEL, DeSoto.

 

 LIME & BRICK:  John EISENTRAUT, Hillsboro.

 

Summary of County Court Proceedings, July Term, 1870 - Of county business we note the following:  Gottfield WENZ a poor and infirm person was ordered to be sent to the County Farm, and provided for thereat. $15.00 was appropriated out of the county revenue for the benefit of John ROSSKOFF, a poor person.

 

There was $30.00 appropriated out of the county revenue for the benefit of Dennis McGUIRE, an infirm and insane person, and an order made allowing Eliza McGUIRE wife of said Dennis, the sum of one hundred and twenty dollars per annum for keeping him.

 

FRIDAY, 4 AUGUST 1871

 

MARRIED - On July 29th, 1871, at the office of Esq. Edward VOLLMAR, in Pevely Mr. Moroni THAYER, of Ohio, to Miss Mary RATHERFORLT of Jefferson county.

 

Summary of County Court Proceedings.  July Term, 1870:  - Treasurer Lunatic Asylum, for keeping Martha TRAVIS, 71 dollars and 90 cents.

 

Summary of County Court Proceedings.  July Term, 1870:  -Inquest by H.M. PARKER, over body of August BOIS, 25 dollars and 75 cents.

 

Summary of County Court Proceedings.  July Term, 1870:  -Inquest by A.M. TYLER, over body of Gas. L. THOMAS, killed by his team near DeSoto, 31 dollars and 84 cents.

 

Summary of County Court Proceedings. - The following persons were granted license to keep dram-shops (on petitions from citizens), to-wit: John STUBINGER, J.L. BYRD, Julius MULLER, John BUTLER, John BALL, M.A. DOUTHETT, M. MANION, DeSoto.  W. AMOR, Wm. CLARK, Hillsboro. Wm. LEUDE, E. VOLLMER, Pevely.  Samuel EAKEN, Hematite.  W.A. JOHNSON, Big River township.  Caspar APPLE, Rock Township.  Jacob EDINGER, Kimmswick.

 

FRIDAY, 11 AUGUST 1871

 

MARRIED - Near Hillsboro, on the 6th inst, by Rev. J.C. DOWNER, William W. THOMAS, of Bond County, Ill., and Parthenia C. WINFREY, of St. Louis county, Mo.

 

False Rumor - It was hinted around town that Johnny HILPERTSHOUSER was about to fail in business because Tom HORINE, Ed WALKER, Dr. PIPKIN, "Big John" WILLIAMS and Chas. HEMME had quit smoking, but the rumor has proved to be without foundation, as all the men are running around town with cigars, like pigs with straws in their mouths, and what makes business more likely still, is that the boys buy meerschaum holders, a luxury which the old hands did not indulge in.

 

Jefferson County Teachers' Institute - The Executive Committee of the Jefferson County Teachers Institute, met in Hillsboro, Saturday, August 5th, 1871, and decided to hold the next session of the Institute at DeSoto, commencing Monday, October 23d, and continuing five days.

The following committees were appointed:

Committee of Arrangements -- Messrs. J.J. SQUIRE, Maj. C.C. FLETCHER, Dr. KAYNER, Wm. C. MANN, and I.H. BROWN. Committee on Music -- Messrs. Gust. HAMEL, G.W. JONES, C.H. BISSETT, Mrs. Warren WHITE, Messes Mollie GORHAM and Fannie FERGUSON.

Committee on Programme -- I.H. BROWN, Geo. STEELE, and D.B. VEAZEY.

Teachers are requested to communicate with me as soon as possible, stating what part they will take in the exercises, as the Programme Committee will meet on the 26th inst., to arrange the order of exercises.  Mark C. JENNINGS, County Supt. of Schools.

 

FRIDAY, 18 AUGUST 1871

 

Fresh Meat - The undersigned will have fresh meat at his shop in Hillsboro, on Monday,  Wednesday and Saturday mornings of each week. Shop will be open to supply customers at 9 o'clock a.m.  Alex. LEUTZINGER.

 

DIED - On Saturday, the 5th inst., Zadoc TURLEY, an old and well-known citizen of Jefferson county. Mr. TURLEY was well esteemed by all who knew him, and he left a large family to mourn his loss, (all but one of whom are grown up to years of maturity.)  His funeral sermon was preached by Rev. Wm. McMURRY, at the residence of Thomas MOON. For several days he lay as in a profound slumber, nothing seeming to trouble him.  He was reconciled to his death, and died rejoicing in the hope of a glorious immortality.

 

Fire - The dwelling house, kitchen, smoke house, &c., of A.J. LUCKEY, were destroyed by fire on Saturday last. The buildings were placed nearly on a line with each other, and right against the smoke-house was built a furnace, or drying house, for drying fruit, which operation they were engaged in, pushing ahead with all the speed possible. Too much fire seems to have been made, and the wind was also blowing a pretty good breeze in the direction of the houses. Somehow the fire got onto the roof of the smoke house, and was driven by the wind through the other buildings with great rapidity. We understand most of the furniture, bedding, &c., from the dwelling house was saved. Everything else was a total loss.

 

List of Patents - Issued from the United States Patent Office to Missouri Inventors, for the week ending July 25, 1871, and each bearing that date. Furnished this paper by COX & COX, Solicitors of Patents, Washington, D.C.

Water Wheel, Joseph BELL, Carrollton.

Stove Leg, James M. CORBIN, Liberty.

Clamp for entering Blind Slats, James CHURCH, St. Louis

 

Sheriff's Sale in Partition - [In the Circuit Court of Jefferson County, Mo.] - Louis ZIEGLER and Louisa ZIEGLER, wife of said Louis ZIEGLER, Adolf KASSEL and Paulina KASSEL, wife of Said Adolf KASSEL, plaintiffs, vs..

Theresa GULLAT, Frederic GULLAT and Josephine WUERZ and Conrad WUERZ her husband, defendants.

By virtue and authority of an order made by the Circuit Court, of the County of Jefferson, State of Missouri, at its March term, A.D. 1871, I will on the 20th day of September, next, 1871, at the Court House door, in the town of Hillsboro, between the hours of nine o'clock in the forenoon and five o'clock in the afternoon of that day, offer at public auction to the highest bidder, the following described land or real estate, to-wit:

The south east quarter of the north west quarter, and the north west fractional quarter of the south east quarter of section fifteen, in township forty-two, range 5 east. Also, the north half of the north half of the north east quarter of United States Survey No. 1969; and also a tract of land containing 5 and 4-100th acres, and bounded and described as, viz: beginning at the south west corner of forty acres, heretofore deeded to John GULLAT, in the north east quarter of Survey No. 1969, in township forty-two, range 5 east; thence running south one chain and twenty-eight links, a white oak fourteen inches in diameter, bears north 65 degrees west, 13 links distant a white oak 24 inches in diameter bears north 39 degrees east 21 links. Thence east 40 chains to the east boundary line of said surveys a hickory 12 in. in diameter bears south 25 degrees east 2 links distant and a black oak 14 inches in diameter bears north 25 degrees west 20 links distant: thence north 1 chain 28 links to the south east corner of said forty acre tract; thence west 40 chains to the place of beginning, containing 5 and 4-100 acres; also the south west quarter of the north east quarter of section fifteen, township forty-two, north of range five east, the said several tracts containing in the whole 166 acres, situated in Jefferson county, Missouri.

For the purpose of making partition between said parties, for which the purchaser will be required to pay twenty per cent, of the purchase money in hand at the time of sale, the balance in twelve months; the purchaser giving his bond, with approved security, bearing interest at the rate of ten per cent, per annum from date, this 22nd day of August, 1871. John WILLIAMS, Sheriff.

 

FRIDAY, 25 AUGUST 1871

 

Sheriff Sale in Partition - [In the Circuit Court of Jefferson county, Mo.] John WEBER and Margaret WEBER, wife of said John WEBER, and Michael SCHNEIDER, a person of unsound mind, by John WEBER, his Guardian vs.. John SCHNEIDER and Agnes SCHNEIDER.

By virtue and authority of an order made by the Circuit Court of the county of Jefferson, State of Missouri, at its March term, A.D. 1871, I will, on the 20th day of September next, 1871, at the Court House door, in the town of Hillsboro, between the hours of nine o'clock in the forenoon and five o'clock in the afternoon of that day, offer for sale, at public auction, to the highest bidder, the following described land or real estate, to-wit:

The east half of the south east quarter of section thirty-six, in township forty-three, of range four east containing eighty acres, situate in Jefferson county, Missouri.

For the purpose of making partition between said parties, for which the purchaser will be required to pay twenty per cent, of the purchase money in hand at the time of sale, the balance in twelve months; the purchaser giving his bond with approved security, bearing interest at the rate of ten per cent, per annum from date, this 22d day of August.  John WILLIAMS, Sheriff.

 

Sale List - Of the property, in the town of DeSoto, Mo., returned Delinquent for taxes levied in the year 1869.  The amount set opposite each name, includes the tax, interest, penalty and cost. The lien of the Corporation of the town of DeSoto, Mo., on any of the lots herein specified, may be purchased by applying to the Clerk of the Board of Trustees of the said town of DeSoto, after the expiration of sixty days hereof:

ACKERSON, G.G.  2.99 BURKE, Catharine 2.80

APPEL, Herman  1.80 BARTMAN, Mathias  .65

BLOW, Henry T.  7.30 BUCK, H.H.    1.80

BERG, Chas  3.80 BUSH, Isodor    .65

" & R & R BENTON  BRIDDELL, I.S.   2.12

BICCARIE, C.C.  1.45 BOWEN, Edwin    9.14

COHEN, B.    OGLE, James estate

"                  PETER, Jacob

                   POST, Sarah

CAMPBELL, Peter    REPPY, Rachel N.

CONNELL, Michael    ROBTZACK, Chas.

DEFOREST, M.C.     SCHANDT, F.A.

DUMBLER, Mart B.    SMITHS & McCORMACK

DeSoto Hotel Co.        SATTELE, Mase

ELRODT, Chas     SCHMIDT, George

FISKE, Fred     SPIES & BERGFIELD

FORD, Gas. H.     TEUBRACHT, Henry

GUHRING, Caroline     "

GUTFIRST, Gas     St. Louis & I.M.R.R.

HALE, Lawson      " " " "

HENDRICKS, Henry     " " " "

HILD, Wm.      TIFT, Julia

HITCHKOK & TAUSSEG    TOOLE, Mary

HERBERT, M.W.     THOMPSON, Edw

JOHNSTON, James    ULRICH, August

KRETCH-AN, M.A.    WOOLMAN, John

KERN, Conrad     WALKER, W.G. &

KREIS, Franz     M. FRISSELL

NOSH, C.      WHITEHEAD, Gas. N.

OGLE, Mary     ZUMBLER, Julius

 By order of the Trustees of the town of DeSoto, Chas. BEISBARTH, Clerk.

 

Drowned - Patrick LYNES, of Merrimac Township, was drowned on Sunday, August 13, in Big River, near Maddox's Mill. He was one of a party of about ten who were fishing in Big River and was floating down stream on a drag, when, by some mischance, he was turned off the log and sank. LYNES was a pretty good swimmer, but it is supposed he received a sun stroke, which prevented him making use of his skill as a swimmer. He leaves a rather unfortunate widow. Her first husband, Mr. Hugh HAMEL, was killed in a row, and now her second has met an untimely death.

 

FRIDAY, 8 SEPTEMBER 1871

 

BURNED OUT - On the night of the 24th of Aug. last, the house of Mr. Geo. HALE, living near DeSoto, was burned to the ground, with all its contents, the inmates barely escaping with their lives. The only articles saved, were a sewing machine and the contents of one bureau drawer.  The children were turned out in their night clothes. The cause of the fire is unknown. Last Saturday a week, the neighbors got together, and built him a house to live in.

 

DIED - On Tuesday, August 29, 1871, at the residence of her father, in Pulaski county, Missouri,  of congestive chill, Margaret Ann PIERCE, aged 16 years. Miss PIERCE was a daughter of John PIERCE, formerly a resident of this county. She was a member of the Baptist church, and died full of faith in a peaceful and glorious immortality. Her father was on a visit to his brothers living near Hillsboro, at the time of her death, and was much stricken at the sad news.

 

SINGULAR DEATH - Last week a little son of John C. HERRINGTON, aged about 10 years, was sent to mill on horse-back, expecting to stay overnight with his brother living near Pine Ford on Big River. The horse was seen running loose by several parties, but as it was not a very strange circumstance, no attention was paid to it, but the boy failing to arrive at home, the next day search was made for him, and he was found lying near the road in a natural position, with his head on his arm dead.  Appearances indicate that he had got off his horse and laid down and died without a struggle. The cause of death is not known.

 

Partial Results of County Fair, 1871 - Those competing in other departments are so numerous that we had not time to  get their names, but we may have omitted some deserving of mention in these departments. Our report is made up Wednesday, and of course anything happening later, will fail to be chronicled here. We waited till noon of Wednesday, for all the entries to be made, and in the afternoon we had not time to gather all the statistics we wished, but will give more particulars in our next number. We must not close, however, without mentioning a good four horse wagon, exhibited by Geo. FLINT, a beautiful spring wagon by Louis IEUDE, and an I.L.L. Washing machine, by G. HAMEL. Then there is the machinery which we have forgotten to mention. Three manufactories of Agricultural implements and machinery were represented, KOENIG & Co., by Peter JENNI, with a combined buckeye reaper and mower, and champion cider press. STEWART & NEEDHAM, by Mr. Watson KING, with climax mower and reaper and a machine for pulling stumps and trees, of which we will speak hereafter, and BARNUM & Co., by Joseph YERGER, with some fine plows, and other machinery which he expected having failed to come. In the afternoon, Col. J.W. FLETCHER, and Col. John O'FALLON, got up a disgraceful row and fight, which caused immense excitement, and for a while effectually stopped the exhibition. We know nothing of the cause of it, but we do know that both were in the wrong, and hope it will be the last occurrence of the kind at our county fairs. People will think, and sometimes talk; one gentleman said to us Tho's PORTER, a poor (but honest and industrious) man, got a little tipsy, and was sent off by the authorities to the calaboose, to sober up, but the that the two Colonels had fought and raised an awful row, almost got up a general melee, and were left to go free, and common people were inquiring "why all this was thus?" And we repeat, why is this? Treat all alike, whether Colonels or privates, and these enquiries will cease.

 

FRIDAY, 15 SEPTEMBER 1871

 

Sold out and Going on a Visit - Mr. Chas. SWINGLER, of Hillsboro, has sold his farm, to Mr. Chas. TURNER. Mr.  SWINGLER is going with his family to visit his father, in England, He intends to start next week.  He left his father's home twelve or fifteen years ago, and has not seen his relatives since.  He was then single, but now he has quite an interesting family to show his parents when he gets back to them.

 

DIED - On Sunday, Sept. 10th, 1871, at his father's residence, in Joachim Township, Henry SNOWDEN SPALDING, aged 15 years, and 9 months. Deceased was a lad of good, moral character, and considered a fine, promising young man, by all who knew him. He was taken sick with pneumonia, at the College of Christian Brothers in St. Louis, in February last, which finally resulted in dropsy, which caused his death.

 

FRIDAY, 22 SEPTEMBER 1871

 

DIED -- At her residence, near Carondelet, at 9 o'clock Friday morning, September 15th, of consumption, Mrs. Mary A. BOUGHTON, wife of Jackson BOUGHTON, in the 45th year of her age.

 

HILLSBORO LITERARY SOCIETY; - The programme for next Monday evening, September 25th, is as follows: Opening address, Judge AHLVERS; essay, Chas. HEMME; declamation, Gus. ARMSTRONG, select reading, Miss Hannah ARMSTRONG; declamation, E.P. STONE; select reading, Miss Ida McMULLIN; declamation, Gus. STEGMAN; music, essay, Wm. L. STONE.  Recess.  Declamation, Robert WILLIAMS; dialogue, J.J. WILSON, Jr., and Frank GREEN; declamation, Lattie BOYCE; singing, German Choir, singing, select party; select reading, C.R. HONEY; declamation, Chas. STONE; music, Debate.  Question. Resolved,  That the introduction of REPPY's eighteen foot driving wheel, would be beneficial to the rail road interest of this county, and would greatly facilitate speedy transportation of the commerce of the world. Affirmative -- S.A. REPPY, Sam'l BURNS, H.F. AHLVERS, P. JENNI. Negative -- W.H.H. THOMAS, J.J. WILSON, Dr., R.W. McMULLIN, C. PIPKIN. Institute paper, Mrs. S.E. THOMAS.

 

The best and cheapest lime can be bought now at Martin HOHL's.

 

The Sheriff has selected a good Grand Jury, composed of the following named persons: Wm. MOCKBEE, Milton PARKER, Henry BONACRE, George MARTIN, A.C. NORTH, Peter FREDERITZIE, W.A. DONNELL, Bazile HINEY, Jacob HAVERSTICK, Louis KLEINSCHMIDT, John KNORPP, E.F. DONNELL, Peter WILLIAMS, Samuel HERRINGTON, John TILLOTSON, and Thomas BYRNS.

 

FRIDAY, 9 OCTOBER 1871

 

CIRCUIT COURT - N.S. HUSKEY vs.. Lucy WILEY, et al, in partition; sale of land ordered.

 

CIRCUIT COURT - Thomas FARMER and Patrick FLYNN were made citizens of the United States.  Constantine KUHN took out first papers.

 

CIRCUIT COURT - HILLSBORO HOTEL - The undersigned is pleased to announce that the Hillsboro Hotel, formerly kept by Mary A. HORINE, is now under his management, and that he is prepared to accommodate the public.  Board and lodging at low rates; also feed and stabling for horses, &c.  Thos. WILLIAMS.

 

STRAY NOTICE - Taken up by Henry ZELCH, living in Little Rock Township, Jefferson county, Mo., on the 15th day of August, 1871, and posted before me the undersigned Justice of the Peace, a red and white speckled cow with red ----; about two years old and of medium size marked with a slit in the right ear and a hole in the left ear. Appraised at $15.00.  Wm. J. KIRK, J.P.

 

FRIDAY, 13 OCTOBER 1871

 

CIRCUIT COURT - Heirs of Daniel STEIZELL vs. Charlotte STEIZELL, widow. Commissioners appointed to set off dower of widow.

 

CIRCUIT COURT - Margaret BUTLER vs.. John FRANK and T.C. KELLY.  For Dower.  Leave granted defendants to answer thirty days before next term.

 

CIRCUIT COURT - State vs.. John ZAHNER.  Indictment for mayhem. Found guilty, and punishment assessed at fine of $100 and imprisonment in county jail for three months.  Punishment afterward commuted by the Court to fine of $100, and defendant released on giving note with security for fine and costs.

 

CIRCUIT COURT - E.F. HONEY, by R.W. McMULLIN, vs.. A. STROUP and D.F. McKEE.  On note, Judgment for plaintiff for $283.83.

 

FRIDAY, 20 OCTOBER 1871

 

FATAL ACCIDENT and MURDER - We learn from the Pacific City Democrat of the death of James DEVINE, of Jefferson county. He was helping a neighbor put out fire in the woods near his field, when a tree that had burned off at the root, fell on him, killing him almost instantly.  Mr. DEVINE was a useful citizen of our county, and leaves a family who will miss him sadly.

 

We also learn from the Washington County Journal, of the killing of Constable Samuel HERRINGTON, of that county, by parties named McCANNON. HERRINGTON was attempting to execute a search warrant at the abode of the McCANNONs, when three McCANNONs attacked him with knives and rocks, and injured him so severely that he died in about twenty-four hours afterwards. HERRINGTON was formerly a citizen of this county, where

most of his relatives now reside. The murders were all arrested but one, for whom Sheriff CLARK offers a reward of $300. The following description of him is given: Wm. McCANNON is 21 years old, five feet six inches high, weighs 110 or 120 pounds, grey eyes and dark hair, smooth face, drinks whiskey, swears, chews tobacco, plays cards, keeps bad company, fond of talking and generally found in saloons.

 

IMPOSTER - Published by request of the Baptist Church - Sandy Baptist Church - Jefferson County, Missouri: To all whom it may concern: This is to certify that J.W. CHEATHAM, a man about twenty-three or twenty-four years old, purporting to be from Raleigh, North Carolina, claiming to have a license to preach from the second Baptist Church, of Raleigh, North Carolina, is excluded from our Church for the following causes: Fraudulently procuring a recommendation and fraudulent license to preach. Done by order of the Church, on Saturday before the second Lord's day in July, 1871.  Wm. McMURTEY, Moderator.  T.S. SMITH, Clerk pro tem.  S. FRAZIER and J.M. HENSLEY, Committee.

 

STRAY NOTICE - Taken up by Hardy McCORMACK, in Plattin Township, and posted before W.B. WEAVER, a Justice of the Peace, on the 8th day of October, 1871, a stray mare Mule of brown color, with collar marks  on the shoulders  and white spot on the back.  Eight or nine years old. Thirteen hands 8 inches high.  Appraised at $80.  W.B. WEAVER, J.P.

 

FRIDAY, 27 OCTOBER 1871

 

MATRIMONIAL - Big River, Mo., Oct. 23, 1871 - Editor Jefferson Democrat: Times may be very dull, and everybody may get "hard up," but old Cupid is never idle; he always keeps his business in full blast. Hymen, the god of marriage, as a natural consequence of the doings of Cupid, has plenty of work to perform; and he is kept pretty busily engaged in this locality at present. Two couples have worshipped at his altar in this neighborhood, within the last few days.

 I refer to the Marriage of Mr. Robert McBROOM, to Mrs. Emeline HUSKEY, last Thursday, and also to that of Mr. Gottleib SIEVERS, to Miss A.M. SEE, which was consummated at the village of Morse's Mill, yesterday. Mr. McBROOM and his lady, were honored by a "rousing" charivari on Saturday night, when there was much pleasantry and some unpleasantness. I did not participate in any of the proceedings. I was somewhat indisposed, or none could tell what I might have done. Wishing all parting recently wedded, a hearty God-speed, and hoping that they will be fruitful, and multiply upon the face "of the earth," I bid the reader, au revoir.   U NEAK

 

FRIDAY, 3 NOVEMBER 1871

 

HEMATITE LUMBER YARD - Be it known unto all whom it may concern, that I have established a Lumber Yard in Hematite, and having on hand most of the various grades of Building Lumber; also, laths, shingles, sash, doors, blinds, Glaze, paints and Oil. Give me a call, and I will show you all!  John RICE.

 

FRIDAY, 10 NOVEMBER 1871

 

ARREST and RELEASE - John D. BRICKER, of Centralia, Boone Co., Mo. was arrested on the 2nd inst. at Centralia, by Dept. Sheriff MOSS, by authority of a warrant issued by Esq. R.N. HUNT, on the complaint of Jesse WHITE, of Kimmswick, and brought to Kimmswick for preliminary trial. BRICKER made application for change of venue, and was sent to Esq. POWER, of Hillsboro, before whom he arrived in custody of Mr. MOSS, on Tuesday last. On a hearing of the case, the prisoner was discharged on the grounds that the offense was committed so long ago, that the action is barred by the Statutes. BRICKER was charged by Jesse WHITE with forging a note for the sum of eighty-five dollars, with the signature of David WHITE, Jesse WHITE and Gilbert BLANKENSHIP.  David WHITE had given a note for eighty-five dollars, to a Mr. PHILLIPS, adm'r of estate of John WEBB, of Oregon county, with Jesse WHITE and BLANKENSHIP as securities. WHITE and BRICKER were in partnership in business, in Sulphur Springs.  BRICKER owned some land in Oregon county, and went there and traded it to PHILLIPS, and came back bringing with him a note just like the one WHITE had given, which he claimed to have taken in part pay for the land, and which WHITE paid immediately, not suspicioning anything wrong. BRICKER then went away, and sometime afterwards the original note was sent up for collection, suit instituted and the money collected.  WHITE tried to have BRICKER arrested at this time, but he made his escape from the Constable. BRICKER lately got into difficulty with Dr. STEPHENS, of Centralia, who published him as a scoundrel, and against whom BRICKER, instituted suit for $8,000 damages done to his character. This arrest has been at the instance of STEPHENS, who has been hunting up evidence to use in his defense.

 

FRIDAY, 17 NOVEMBER 1871

 

A FARM FOR SALE - In Big River Township, Jefferson county, Mo., 12 miles west of DeSoto, and 2 miles west of Frumet, situated in sections thirty and thirty-one, in township forty, range three east, containing 266 acres; one hundred acres under fence, sixty of which are in cultivation; three hundred peach trees, and fifty apple trees. The soil is well adapted to the culture of fruit and grain of all kinds, and it is well supplied with water, there being several good springs and a hy---ing stream running through the tract of land, which makes it very convenient for a stock farm. I also have stock of almost all kinds, to-wit: 75 head of hogs, 45 head of sheep, 15 head of cattle, 6 head of horses, 2 wagons, and farming utensils also 20 acres of corn, all of which can be bought at a fair price.  There is good log buildings on one side of the creek, and a new frame building on the other side, 16 feet by 32 feet, one story high which makes it convenient for two families.  N.B. - If this property is not sold before the 16th day of December, 1871, all the personal property will be sold on that day, at public auction to the highest bidder, on twelve months credit, and the farm rented to the highest bidder, for cash, for the year 1872.  ELIJAH MANESS, Frumet, Mo. 

 

FRIDAY, 8 DECEMBER 1871

 

NEW ADVERTISEMENTS - We desire to call attention to new advertisements appearing this week.  Mr. Chas HEMME, carpenter and builder, stands at the head of his trade, as those who have tried him can testify. Give him a call if you want any work done in his line.  Mr. A. FETTE keeps a full supply of groceries, provisions, &c., of all kinds, and good quality, just the opposite the Plum Street Depot, in St. Louis, which he sells as cheap as any house in the city, and as he is convenient to those traveling on the I.M.R.R., we are sure he will receive a liberal share of patronage. We can recommend him, having traded with him for years. Those who travel to St. Louis by private conveyances, we advise to call on Mr. WALTKE, at No. 1201 Carondelet Avenue, for anything they want in the line of dry foods, where they will be sure of receiving

gentlemanly treatment and good bargains.

 

ACCIDENT by FIRE - Plattin, Mo., Dec. 2d, 1871. - Editor Jefferson Democrat:  On Friday, Dec. 1st, Elizabeth TUCKER, wife of Watson TUCKER, was severely burned, by her clothes catching on fire. She was standing with her back to the fire, when her clothing caught. No one was with her. Her screams attracted a neighbor woman, who extinguished the fire, but not until her entire back was severely burned; most of her hair was completely burned off. Her condition is not considered to be dangerous.  B.

 

NOTICE - Whereas, my wife, Caroline GASCHE, has left my bed and board, without any just cause or provocation, I hereby warn all persons to not trust her on my account, as I will not pay any bills of her contracting.  Henry GASCHE,  Nov. 20th, 1871.

 

MARRIED - On the 10th inst., near Farmington, Mo. Mr. P.C. ZOLLMAN, to Miss Elizabeth HEHN, of St Francois county, MO. Our Mayor has got tired of going single, and concluded to try double-harness; and we wish he may be as successful in the new business, as in the old one.  B.

 

FRIDAY, 22 NOVEMBER 1871

 

To the Unknown Heirs of George ANDERSON, Deceased - The undersigned administrator of George C. ANDERSON, deceased, gives notice to the unknown heirs of the deceased that the intestate departed this life on the 7th day of April, A.D. 1871. In the county of Jefferson, State of Missouri aged about 60 years.  The deceased was about 5 feet, 10 inches in height, of light complexion, with red hair and blue eyes, and weighed when in good health, about 160 pounds, and was a native of Oldenbug, Holstein, Germany; and his estate has been appraised to the sum of $4,102.  Peter BRUHN, Administrator

 

FARM FOR SALE - 95 Acres in the tract, 56 acres in cultivation, 1 acre in vineyard. Good bearing peach orchard, also young apple orchard. Frame house, with three rooms and cellar; good barn and stables; good springs of never failing water.  This place is  6 miles east of DeSoto, and is known as the Telegraph Spring; and will be sold low on terms to suit the purchaser.  V. METZ, DeSoto, Mo.

 

DIED - Dec. 12th, 1871, at 8 o'clock, p.m., Thomas TUCKER, at his residence in Plattin township, in the 83d year of his age. Mr. TUCKER was one of the oldest citizens of the county, and has been one of our citizens for more than forty years. He was well and widely known, and respected by all who knew him, for his many virtues. He was conscious until nearly the last moments of his life, and was resigned and willing to die. He had for some years been a member of the Methodist Church. "Blessed are they who die in the Lord."  R.

 

FRIDAY, 29 DECEMBER 1871

 

ADMINISTRATRIX'S NOTICE - Notice is hereby given to all persons interested, that Letters of Administration on the estate of W.F. MOTHERSHEAD, dec'd, were granted to the undersigned, by the Clerk of the County court of Jefferson County, Mo., on the 19th day of October, 1871.  All persons having claims against said estate, are required to present the same for allowance within one year from the date of said letters; and if they be not presented within two years from the date of said letters, they will be forever barred.  Elizabeth MOTHERSHEAD, Administratrix.

 

ARRESTED - Mr. J.F. CONSIGAY, of this county, was brought to Hillsboro, last Tuesday, by Detective TRACEY, of St. Louis charged by a Mr. AMOT, agent for the ADAMS' Express Co., with forgery, and obtaining money under false pretences. He was tried before Esquire FRAZIER, and held on bail in the sum of five hundred dollars, which was promptly furnished.

 

COUNTY COURT - Proceedings of the December Term - 1871.  INQUESTS - Report of inquest by Henry SANNE, over body of Patrick LYON, approved, and fee bill of $23.47 allowed out of County Treasury.

 

ASSESSMENTS for 1871 REDUCED:  Personal property of James R. McCULLOCH, to $7.70.

Personal property of W. MODAR, to $2.00.

Personal property of D.G. WHITE, lowered $5.70.

Personal property of L. SPILKER, lowered $2.40.

 

COUNTY COURT - Lavina REED was ordered to be admitted into County Farm, as a county pauper.

 

Accounts Allowed

Rebecca O'BRIEN, poor person, for her support, $25.00

R.W. McMULLIN, for bringing Mr. HONEY from Asylum      57.25

 

FRIDAY, 5 JANUARY 1871

 

MARRIED - On Monday, Dec. 25th, 1871, at the residence of the bride's mother, near Hematite, Jefferson county, Mo., by the Rev. Mr. BEWLEY, Vincent T. COSBY, of Jefferson county, to Miss Emilie C. WHITNEY, of St. Louis.  No Cards.

 

SERIOUS FUN - We learn from Rock township that Christoff SEEMAN and an old man (name not given,) were hauling ice for Mr. STAENGEL.  SEEMAN got "tight" and amused himself by kicking the old man into the water, which operation he repeated a time or two, whereupon the old man, failing to see the fun of the thing, gave SEEMAN a cut in the side with a knife, making a rather dangerous wound.

 

FRIDAY, 19 JANUARY 1871

 

ORDER OF PUBLICATION - In the Circuit Court of Jefferson county, Missouri. In vacation, January 18th, 1872. Reed McCORMACK, plaintiff against Seabor WILLIAMS, George A. WILLIAMS, Thomas F. WILLIAMS, Clara M. KELLY and James KELLY, husband of Clara M. KELLY, Charles WILLIAMS, Mahala WILLIAMS, and James WILLIAMS husband of Mahala WILLIAMS, defendants.

 Now at this day comes the plaintiff, Reed McCORMACK, by his attorney, in vacation, and also his petition, verified by affidavit as required by law, in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court within and for the county of Jefferson, and State of Missouri, stating among other things that one of the above named defendants, James KELLY has absconded or absented himself from his usual place of abode in this State, so that the ordinary process of law cannot be served upon him. It is thereupon ordered by the Clerk aforesaid in vacation, that James KELLY be notified by publication, that an action has been commenced against him by petition in the Circuit Court for the County and State aforesaid, the object and general nature of which is to obtain a decree of said court for partition and division of the following described real estate, situate in said county and State, to-wit:  Lots No. fifteen (15) and sixteen (16), in Block No. five, in the town of Hematite, and that the interest of said James KELLY, and Clara M., his wife, is one sixth of said land subject to the life estate owned therein by plaintiff during the life of Davis WILLIAMS, and that unless the said James KELLY shall appear at the next term of said court, to be holden in the town of Hillsboro, within the county of Jefferson, and State of Missouri, on the eighteenth day of March, A.D., 1872, on or before the sixth day thereof, answer or demur to plaintiff's petition, the same will be taken as confessed, and judgment rendered accordingly. It is further ordered by the Clerk aforesaid, that a copy hereof be published in the Jefferson Democrat, a newspaper printed and

published in said Jefferson county, and State of Missouri, for four weeks successively, the last insertion to at least four weeks before the commencement of said next term. A true copy from the record.  Witness W.S. BOYCE, Clerk of said Court, with the seal thereof hereunto affixed at office this January 18th, 1872.  W.S. BOYCE, Clerk, By C. Tho' HORINE, dep'y.

 

Wm. EVANS, M.D. - Practicing Physician - Operative Surgery, Obstetrics and Diseases of Women, specialties.  Office at residence, DeSoto, Mo.

 

FRIDAY, 9 FEBRUARY 1871

 

MARRIED - On the 6th day of February, 1872, at the residence of Andrew J. HUSKEY, by Gas. C. POWER, Esq. Mr. George OGLE to Miss Mary Francis PIERCE. May they be happy in the days of their youth, and their days be long in the land of the living, is the prayer of the Esquire.

 

DIED - At DeSoto, January 26, 1872, Robert ALLEN, 38 years of age. Mr. ALLEN was a native of Pittsfield, Mass., and had spent much of his time in this County, during his residence in this State, and was well known to many of our citizens. A civil engineer by profession, he had filled many positions of trust and responsibility in connection with both the Pacific and Iron Mountain Rail Road. There are few men with such a large and varied acquaintance, who have left behind them so many friends. Always courteous in his intercourse with his fellow man, we can safely say he never had an enemy. His funeral took place from the residence of his brother, the Hon. Tho's ALLEN, in St. Louis and a large number of friends followed his remains to BELFONTE Cemetery.

 

FRIDAY, 17 MAY 1872

 

VINELAND CORRESPONDENCE; - The tiff mill lately burned out at this place, owned by TICKNOR & Co., of St. Louis is being rapidly rebuilt. The energetic superintendent, Mr. Archie CAMPBELL, thinks he will have it in running order in about two weeks.

 

Sam. HELTERBRAND is not dead as reported, William HELTERBRAND, brother of Sam visited this place last Wednesday. He says he examined the body brought to Farmington for interment, and he pronounces it to not be that of Samuel HELTERBRAND. He thinks the man killed was a partner of Sam's. Sam, had got this man, whose real name was John SMITH, to bring his children from Kentucky to their connection in Farmington. He got as far as Pinkneyville, Illinois, where he was killed. Wm. HELTERBRAND also says he could identify Sam's body among a thousand; that the man brought to Farmington to be identified, was of dark complexion; had long dark whiskers and black eyes, while Sam is very light complexioned, had light blue eyes, scarcely any whiskers, and very light hair. The body was also failed to be recognized by several old citizens of Farmington, intimately acquainted with Sam. WILLIAMS says Sam, is now on Current River, contemplating a visit to Pike Run Hills.

 

MARRIED - At the residence of the bride's father, in Joachim township, by E. ------, J.P., Mr. Herman LESSERMAN and Miss Ida HAUGE.

 

FRIDAY, 24 MAY 1872

 

OBITUARY - Died - at his residence, in Plattin township, on the 9th inst., Hardy McCORMACK, Sr., Aged 72 years 11 months. Uncle Hardy, as he was known to everybody, was one of the oldest citizens of the county.  His father, Peter McCORMACK, was a native of Dublin, Ireland, from whence he emigrated to Kentucky, where he married and settled down. In the year 1800 he came on a trading expedition to Missouri, and laid his "head right," or claim on the land where DeSoto now stands, but on coming back the next season he found the settlement in that neighborhood broken up by the Indians.   He then went up the Plattin Creek to what is now known as the "old BYRD farm," and there located his claims. In 1802 he moved his family in a keel-boat to the landing at Plattin Rock on Christmas day of that year. Hardy McCORMACK was born in Kentucky, May 23th, 1790. He was a resident of Jefferson County seventy years, the place where he lived and died being within one mile of where his father first settled. His life was not all spent within the narrow confines of this little circle, but from traveling and reading he kept well posted on all the important events transpiring throughout the whole country. Having came to the State when it was in its wild state, and having grown up with the improvement of the State, he knew personally as much of the early history of our State and county as any man in it. Politically, he was known as an "old line Whig," up to the time of the split of the Democratic party in this state, when he became a BENTON Democrat, since which time he has always voted the Democratic ticket. He was temperate in his habits, using very little strong drink and no tobacco in any shape. He lived to see all his children grown up and settled around and also to see his grand and great grand children growing up, and he expressed a conviction that his work was finished. His creator had endowed him with a strong mind, in full possession of which he remained till the last moment, and a strong vigorous constitution, which only succumbed to the ravages of time. He lived a very active life, riding a great deal on horse-back, going to the post office, at Hematite, a distance of ten miles and back, every week almost, for the last ten years, and having made full preparations for death, died with bright prospects for a state of future bliss. He made several trips to Texas on horse-back, sometimes carrying his rifle. His hand and purse were always open, ready to forward religious or educational interests. We knew him all our life as a neighbor and friend, and in his death we feel that we have lost a friend, the county a useful and intelligent citizen, and the future historian of the county that one who could have best aided him in compiling the early history of the county.

 

FRIDAY, 31 MAY 1872

 

Frumet, Mo., May 17th, 1872 - Editor Jefferson Democrat: John SCAGGS' house was burned and all the contents therein, leaving him and family without shelter to protect them from the weather.  It burned on Sunday last, while his family were absent from home. To add to his misfortune, the young man that was keeping grocery for him, had eloped with about two hundred dollars, which is indeed quite a loss. We think that the neighbors ought to assist him in re-building and re-furnishing his house.  Calico.

 

VICE PRESIDENTS - The Sunday School Convention of Jefferson county, Mo., at its last meeting, elected the following named persons its Vice-Presidents for the current year:  S.L. TITUS, of Valle township; Dr. C. PIPKIN, Central; A.T. HARLOW, Rock; M.L. BURRELL, Joachim; Florian JENNI, Big River; Thos. BYRNS, Meramec; Chas. LEE, Plattin. These gentlemen are officially charged with the general superintendence of the interests and duties of the Convention in their respective townships. They are requested to send their reports to me before annual meeting, which will be held at Hematite, on the last Tuesday of August.  J.C. DOWNER, Corresp'n Sec'y.

 

OBITUARY - DIED -- On the morning of the 10th of May, 1872, at the residence of Mr. H. WATERMAN, Victoria, Mo., of apoplexy, Miss Eliza BURTON, in the forty-eighth year of her age. Funeral services conducted by Rev. J.C. DOWNER, of the Presbyterian Church, DeSoto, Mo. In the midst of a useful and busy life, Miss Eliza BURTON, was called upon to part with a large circle of appreciative friends on earth, to join a larger and more appreciative circle in the higher life. Anyone who knew her well for many years, the writer can truly say it was the religion of her life to do the duty which lay nearest to her, and all things became duties which the common good demanded. She was a faithful friend, a conscientious Christian, an earnest worker for humanity. No alluring prospects of Heaven or fear of punishment in the future prompted her to action.  She simply did good for the sake of good. As we looked for the last time at the peaceful face upon which the departing spirit had left its last impress, we count not mourn, but rather rejoice that the angel Death had opened for her the gates of light.  M.A.S.F.

 

FRIDAY, 7 JUNE 1872

 

MARRIED - KENNETT - BENSON - On the 27th ult., by Rev. J.C. DOWNER, Mr. Press G. KENNETT of Jefferson county, Mo., to Miss Rebecca BENSON, daughter of J.W. BENSON, formerly of St. Louis. Good luck to you Press.  We thought you were not at Victoria so much for nothing. You have started life early as a whole man, and may you continue thus with no misfortune be blight your fond expectations for the future.

 

PROCEEDINGS OF COUNTY COURT - May Term, 1872 - Peter FELSTER, a pauper, inmate of the County Farm, presented a bill against the county for $17.00, for waiting on another pauper, but his bill was rejected and he ordered to be discharged from the County Farm.

 

BILLS ALLOWED AGAINST THE COUNTY - Drs. EVANS and BERKLEY, for holding post mortem examination of body of H.E. REPPY, each $10.00.

 

PROCEEDINGS OF COUNTY COURT - May Term, 1872 - A man had been taken to the County Farm last winter, with one side badly burned and his feet frozen, one of them so badly frozen that it became necessary this spring to have his leg amputated. Dr. PIPKIN, the attending physician, was at the time waiting on Mr. WILLIAMS, who had the smallpox, and it would have been imprudent for him to visit anywhere else, he requested Dr. BREWSTER to attend to the patients at the Farm for him.  BREWSTER finding that it was necessary to amputate the man's leg, took Dr. STEGMAN, with him to assist in the operation. The operation was performed and the man got well.  At this term of the Court the two doctors brought in their bills for services; Dr. STEGMAN claiming that he had done the work, and having made a few other visits, and having performed a few other operations, charged the modest sum of $231.00. BREWSTER claimed that he was the regular physician, and had really done as much as STEGMAN, and had permitted STEGMAN to do the cutting and sawing through courtesy. He had made several other visits and done some other work, and his charge was $121.00.  The Court, after a hearing of the evidence, allowed STEGMAN $95.00, and BREWSTER $31.00. STEGMAN took his county warrant, feeling no doubt that he had received big pay, but BREWSTER thought he had not been dealt with fairly and refused to take his, and will probably appeal the case to the Circuit Court.

 

FRIDAY, 14 JUNE 1872

 

MARRIED - DENT - REESER -- At DeSoto, Mo., on the 6th inst., by the Rev. J.C. DOWNER, Mr. Mark W. DENT, of St Francois county, Mo., to Miss Mary L. REESER, of Jefferson county, Mo.

 

FRIDAY, 21 JUNE 1872

 

OBITUARY - DIED - Near Hillsboro, Jefferson county, Mo., on the 20th day of May, 1872, after a lingering and painful illness, Mary Jane, wife of W.P. HAMRICK, Esq., aged 47 years 10 months and 23 days. Thus passed from earth one of its purest and best. She was a Christian in the full sense of that word - ever ready and prompt in the discharge of every duty, and tender, true and faithful in every relation of life. She died as she lived, with full confidence and trusting faith in the blessed Savior. May God bless her stricken husband and dear motherless children. The remains of our dear sister were escorted by her relatives, friends and acquaintances, to the graveyard near her residence, where her body was consigned to the tomb, with full assurance that when Jesus comes again, He will rescue her from the dark portals and crown her with the

habiliments of glory.  An Acquaintance.

 

AN OLD CITIZEN; - Mr. James HENSLEY, Sr., one of the oldest citizens of our county was in Hillsboro one day last week for the purpose of fixing up his voucher for pension, which he draws as a soldier of the war of 1812. He is now in the 93rd year of his age, and though quite hearty and spry for an old man, he has perceptibly failed very much the last few years, and it is not likely that he will live to be 100 years old. Still he has out lived a great many younger persons already - and may out live a great many more.

 

PERSONAL - Young McDOUGALD, son of John and wife, arrived last Thursday evening.  John says he is a fine big boy.  His father will doubtless get him a coat of many colors as soon as he is "a child of his old age."

 

MARRIED - OMORUNDRO - COLE - At the residence of the bride's father, in Jefferson county, Mo., June 12th, 1872, by Rev. W.W. BEWLEY; Mr. Jos T. OMORUNDRO, of Annapolis Mo., to Miss D.A. COLE.

 

DASHNIER - PORTER - At the residence of the bride's father, in Jefferson county, Mo., June 13th, 1872, by Rev. W.M. BEWLEY; Mr. Martin DASHNIER, of Hematite, to Miss Nancy Caroline PORTER.

 

CHARLES - WEST - - On the 4th of June, 1872, at the residence of the officiating minister, in St. Louis by Rev. I.N.W. SPRINGER, Mr. Thos. A. CHARLES, formerly of New Jersey to Mrs. Catharine WEST, of Jefferson county, Mo.

 

SAD AFFAIR - A Young Man Drowned - On Sunday last two young men from the head of Glaize Creek, one about seventeen years old, son of Geo. M. THOMAS, and the other about the same age, son of Willis ROGERS, left home early in the morning, and went to the Joachim Creek on a fishing expedition. After fishing some time near the bridge across the Joachim, on the Ste. Genevieve road, they concluded to take a swim, so they stripped off their clothes and waded in. ROGERS could not swim, and THOMAS, after trying the bottom, told him he should not go out farther than ten feet into the water, as beyond that distance there was a deep place. THOMAS then swam off leaving ROGERS wading near the bank, when he soon heard a suspicious noise, and turning saw ROGERS going under, he having waded out too far, and stepped off into a place where the water was fifteen or twenty feet deep. THOMAS immediately swam back to him and got hold of him twice, and both times came near being drawn down himself by the drowning boy, and could not succeed in getting him out. THOMAS then ran for assistance to the nearest house, but when they returned the body could not be found. After about three and a half hours, the body was recovered by Maj. D.W. BRYANT, by the aid of some large fish hooks. An inquest was held over the body, but we are not informed who officiated as Coroner. This is a very sad blow to the aged parents of the deceased.

 

FRIDAY, 12 JULY 1872

 

OBITUARY - DIED - On the 7th inst., at her residence in Hillsboro, Mrs. Mary BREWSTER, wife of Dr. Tho's BREWSTER, in the 30th year of her age. Another family of our little town has been broken up by the grim destroyer. The unconquerable disease, consumption, has claimed another victim. A husband's heart and home have been made desolate, and four little children have been bereft of a mother's tender care. Mrs. BREWSTER was formerly a resident of Mount Pleasant, Tennessee, and was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church of that place. She lived a Christian life, and died full of faith in her Redeemer.

 

Jefferson Democrat - Supplement - Printers' Delinquent Tax List for Jefferson County, MO., for the year 1855 to 1871, Inclusive.

 FOR THE YEAR 1855

 FISHER, Manual; DUVALL, W.S.; McCALL, Hugh; LABA, Henry; DELISLE, Louis; LEA, Alex; LANEAN, Sam'l; BRUMEN, A.R.; THEIL, Levi or Reps; CARLISLE, R.W.; EVANS, A.H.; BROWN, J.C.; WOODY, J.H.; ARNOLD, Philip; TAYON, Francis or Reps; VALLA, I Betale; KOTCH, Wm.; BOYER, Louis Jr.; SHORE, Gilbert; HARRISON, James; WINGLE, John; MATTINGLY, Thomas; HARRIS, C.E.; AUBUCHON, N.; DUNCAN, Tell; MILLER, Joseph; COONCE, Felix Est.;   WEBER, Adolf; GATY, Sam'l; CHEATH, John; GIBSON, William; FICKER, Charles; HUNT, Jacob; VARCOURT(?), B.J.; VAIL, James; FENNER, G.W.; DAVIS, Mary A.; TAYLOR, Bernard;  CARLISLE, R.W.; MEDLEY;, Sam'l; RETGER, Wm.; SAYERS, Benjamin; HAESS, Hoas(?); ALLEN, W.S.; FITZPATRICK, E.D.;  ALEXANDER, R.; COOPER, Benjamin; WILLIAMS, Caleb; OGDEN, G.W.; CANEY, John; DENT, Josiah; PETERS, Charles; WALLENDORF, P.; GILES, John

  

FRIDAY, 26 JULY 1872

 

Dram-Shops Licensed - The following persons were granted dram-shop licenses for six months, on petitions from the inhabitants of their respective towns or townships: M. MANION, M.A. DOUTHETT, John STUBINGER and Julius MULLER, at DeSoto: Wm. IEUDE, Pevely; A.M. JOHNSTON and Samuel RYAN at Hematite; C. LEPP, at ; Jacob EDINGER, Geo. SEEMAN, Kimmswick: J.W. DAVIS, near Frumet; C.W. CHRISTOPHER, Victoria; and the following were licensed to keep wine and beer saloons: Herman ENGLEHARDT, at Antonio; B. KLEIN and G. RAUSCHENBACK, at Kimmswick, and Philip REASER and J.L. BYRD, at DeSoto.

 

FRIDAY, 2 AUGUST 1872

 

IN JAIL - Thomas SULLIVAN, of DeSoto, was sent to jail last week by Esq. REPPY, to await the action of the next Grand Jury. He was committed for an assault with intent to kill Luther K. BYRD by beating him with a stick and cutting him with a knife, in the town of DeSoto, on the 25th inst.  BYRD is badly injured, but it is supposed not fatally. No other person saw the affray. The prisoner denies all knowledge of the affray, and says he is not guilty. We will not attempt to manufacture public opinion, either for or against the prisoner; by giving our opinion of the affair.  BYRD has always been a  peaceably disposed man but not easily imposed on.  Someone has taken advantage of him this time.

 

BUSINESS DIRECTORY of JEFFERSON COUNTY:  The following names of reliable business men, we desire to keep prominently before the people of Jefferson county, and speak for them a liberal share of patronage:  ATTORNEYS AT LAW - Abner GREEN; John L. THOMAS, W.H.H. THOMAS, Jos. J. WILLIAMS, S.A. REPPY, of Hillsboro, Mo., A.M. TYLER, DeSoto, Mo. Phillip PIPKIN, Kimmswick, Mo.

REAL ESTATE AGENTS -- THOMAS & THOMAS, S.A. REPPY, J. Ed. WALKER, Hillsboro, Mo., A.M. TYLER, DeSoto, Mo.

PHYSICIANS -- Chas. PIPKIN, Hillsboro, Wm. EVANS, H.E. HASSE, H. BERKLEY, DeSoto.

MERCHANTS & GENERAL RETAIL DEALERS -- E. AMOR, P. JENNI, Hillsboro.

Wm. KNORPP & Co., DeSoto, B. MANHEIMER & Co., DeSoto. C. NORWINE,

Victoria, Mo.  CLARK & CLEMENS, Saloon and Family Groceries, Hillsboro, Mo.

MILLERS & DEALERS IN GRAINS -- Peter BRAHN, Kimmswick, John C. COLE, Avoca.

MANUFACTURER OF AND DEALER IN TOBACCO & CIGARS -- John HILPERTSHAUSER, Hillsboro.

MANUFACTURER & DEALER IN STOVES AND TINWARE -- Jacob LEUTZINGER, Hillsboro.

HOTELS -- E. AMOR, Thos. A. WILLIAMS, Mary A. HORINE, Hillsboro.  M.A.

DOUTHETT, DeSoto, Julius MULLER, DeSoto.

MILLINERY & DRESS MAKING -- Mrs. RIDGELY, DeSoto.

GUNSMITH -- John M. SCAGGS, DeSoto.

MANUFACTURERS & DEALERS IN BOOTS & SHOES -- M. SIMEN, Hillsboro, C.

ZOLLMAN, DeSoto.

DEALERS IN DRUGS, MEDICINES, &c. -- Gust. HAMEL, DeSoto.

CARPENTERS -- Chas. HEMME, Hillsboro, Mo.

LIME & BRICK -- John EISENTRAUT, Hillsboro.

AUCTIONEERS -- T.H. McMULLIN, Hillsboro, M. McNAMEE, Pacific City.

PLASTERERS -- W.E. BAGE(?), Hematite.

DEALERS IN LUMBER -- John RICE, Hematite.

 

FRIDAY, 16 AUGUST 1872

 

MARRIED - WHITEHEAD - WHITEHEAD.  By Rev. Mr. MORRIS, near DeSoto, on the 8th of August, 1872, Mr. Robert G. WHITEHEAD to Mrs. Amanda WHITEHEAD, all of Jefferson county.  We wish the happy pair a prosperous and pleasant voyage through life, hoping that they may live to a good old age and in eternity be rewarded for a well-spent life on earth.

 

McMULLIN - McMULLIN -- By L.H. ALFORD, at Victoria, Mo., on the 10th of August, 1872, Mr. Samuel P. McMULLIN to Miss Josephine McMULLIN, both of the McMULLIN family, a people that will get married once in a while. We used to get married once in a while ourself.  They were slightly related to each other before -- -- Now the relationship is much closer. We wish them well.

 

TOY - BENNETT -- By Judge G.J. JOHNSTON, at the residence of the bride's father, August 8th, 1872,  Mr. Lorenzo TOY to Miss Sarah BENNETT. Good luck to them, also; we always like to hear of people marrying when everything is agreeable.

 

FRIDAY, 30 AUGUST 1872

 

Funeral Sermons - The Rev. J.J. MARQUIS - Also the funeral sermon of Wm. B. WEAVER, dec'd, at the Lebanon, or Isle au Bois Church, on the fifth Sabbath in September, 1872, at the same hour.

 

FRIDAY, 6 SEPTEMBER 1872

 

DIED - KERKOWSKI--Near Hillsboro, on the 28th day of August, 1872, of summer complaint, Engerbat W., son of J. KERKOWSKI, at the age of 12 years.

 

HORRIBLE MURDER - Our quiet town was, last Sunday morning, thrown into a state of intense excitement by the report that a neighbor had been assaulted, while quietly sleeping in his bed, and was left by the unknown fiend in a dying condition. The victim Henry GASCHE, a well to do farmer who lived about one mile from Hillsboro, and who was universally respected by all who knew him. The first expression on hearing the news, naturally was, "I didn't suppose GASCHE had an enemy in the world;" and horrible suspicion seemed to tasteless itself upon all--suspicion that his wife had done the deed. ---- ---- the news, and there had been a hundred or more persons there before us. On arriving at the house, we found thirty or forty horror stricken neighbors, doing what they could to ease the pain of the dying man; but finding no certain clue to the perpetrator of the black deed. The following is the statement of the widow as we got it from her own mouth: "I was sleeping in the same room with my husband.  He occupied a bed on one side of the room, and I, with my baby,  a bed on the opposite side of the room. Just about sun up, I heard a noise, I suppose the noise of the stroke, which awoke me, and on raising up, I saw a man going out the door, I jumped out of bed and went to Henry and asked him if he was hurt; he made me no answer; I then went back to the door but could see nothing more of the man; I then roused up the children and sent one of the boys to town for help" Dr. PIPKIN was the first to arrive at the place, and he found GASCHE lying on his back in bed, with his forehead mashed in, brains running out, and the wall spattered with brains and blood. The wound in the head had the exact shape of the pole or back of an ax.  Dr. BREWSTER and others arrived soon, and on examination it was found that his skull was mashed in, and that the covering to the brain was severed.  Several pieces of the skull were taken out, but nothing could be done to save his life.

 

FRIDAY, 13 SEPTEMBER 1872

 

MARRIED - STAFFORD - STRICKLAND -- Near Victoria, Aug. 21st, By L.H. ALFORD, Esq. Mr. Louis P. STAFFORD to Miss Martha C. STRICKLAND.

 

RUNNELS - LOVE -- At Victoria, Aug. 19th, by L.H. ALFORD, Esq., Mr. J.H. RUNNELS to Mrs. M.E. LOVE.

 

DIED - McNAMEE -- Near Pacific City, Mo., on the 30th day of August, 1872. Ellen, youngest daughter of Michael and Ellen McNAMEE; aged one year and nine months, of congestive chills, after an illness of three hours.

 

FRIDAY, 27 SEPTEMBER 1872

 

DELEGATES - The following have been elected as delegates to the County Democratic Convention:

 From Rock township -- Skelton RICHARDSON, John M. FREDERTIZIE, Frank GRIMM, M. REIBOLD, Gas. T. MOSS, Milton PARK, and Philip PIPKIN. From Merrimac township -- John HARNESS, Thomas BUCKLEY, Peter DUNNINGAN, Tho's BYRNS, Wm. FLANNIGAN, John I. RUSSELL, P.P. BYRNE, Joseph SALE, Michael McNAMEE, George LONEY, Jacob SHULTZ and Isaac BURGAN.  From Big River township -- W.F. WILLIAMS, Elijah BURGESS, Gas. R. McCULLOCH, E.F. FROST, John M. WILSON, Gas. S. WILLIAMS, Wm. GRAHAM, B. DOVER and S.M BARROWS.  From Valle township -- D.F. GOFF, James MOON, Leander MITCHELL, B.F. BUTLER, H.S. CHRISTIAN, W.J. WILLIAMS, Myron CRANSON, W.H. WALKER, T.J. DONNELL and Geo. FLINT. From Plattin township -- Christian FUNK, Chas. F. LEE, E. PORTER, G.W. McCORMACK, W.F. McCORMACK and W.S. BOYCE.  From Joachim township -- Gas. M. ENGLAND, Dr. Cyrus BROOKS, Fred. B. KENNETT, John NULL, Sen., G.W. OGLE and T.H. GAINES. From Central township -- C. PIPKIN, C.T. MOSS, C.T. HORINE, J. Geo. RAPP, G.W. VINYARD, Dr. L. JAMES, Sam'l BYRNS and D.L. HUSKEY.

 

C. McMILLIN arrived from Gads Hill, last night.  (18th inst.)  Judge NEWCOMB and A.T. HARLOW from St. Louis, and Henry CLAY and family from Hillsboro.  Mr. CLAY says he succeeded in having a friend of Ben BUTLER's sent to the State prison for two years, and only considers that he done tolerably well.

 

MARRIED - CHRISTOPHER - FOSTER.  At the residence of the bride's father, by Rev. J.N. GILBRETH, Mr. H.C. CHRISTOPHER of St. Louis, to Miss Sue F. FOSTER, of Pevely, Jefferson county, Mo.

 

HESSE - STEINMEYER -- At Sandy Valley Lutheran Church, Sept. 1st, 1872, by Rev. C.R. MEIDEL, Mr. Henry HESSE to Miss Mary STEINMEYER.  All of Jefferson county, Mo. We wish them good luck, and hope they will soon need the Jefferson Democrat to read to their children.

 

ACCIDENT - Elias HONEY, Jr., accidentally discharged a gun he was handling on last Saturday, and narrowly escaped losing his life. The middle finger of the right hand was shot away, and the whole charged grazed his forehead; three of the shot cutting through the skin.  He is doing very well now, and is likely to suffer no serious consequences further than the loss of his finger.

 

FRIDAY, 4 OCTOBER 1872

 

OBITUARY - DIED - At the residence of his father, near Hillsboro, on the 17th day of September, A.D. 1872, Thomas SHELTON, aged 24 years, 9 months and 22 days. The deceased suffered for about four years with an affection of the liver and lungs, that baffled the skill of a half dozen of our best physicians. Four months prior to his decease he felt that the Angel of Death had bid him prepare for "the City that hath foundations whose builder and maker is God."  During that time he was almost constant in prayer, and a few hours before his spirit took its flight to the mansions of the blest, he told his friends and relatives that had gathered round his bedside, to give him up freely that he would be better and happier with his Redeemer; that his thirst would be quenched while crossing the river Jordan, and that he knew he would be happy in eternity. At ten minutes past nine his spirit passed into the country "where the wicked cease from troubling and the weary are at rest." While his parents can never behold the face of their child on this earth again, yet if they manifest a readiness to do Christ's bidding and to call upon Him in this, their afflictions, he will lead them to the great white throne where now the spirit of their son praises God without ceasing.   C.

 

CIRCUIT COURT - September Term, 1872 - Cases Disposed of: Francisca HILLER vs.. Raphael HILIER. Judgment for plaintiff for divorce.

 

Sue M. RILEY vs.. Wm. L. RILEY.  Judgment for plaintiff for divorce.

 

W.J. KITE vs.. E.J. KITE.  Judgment for plaintiff for divorce.

 

Martha Jane DAVIS vs.. Tho's H. DAVIS.  Judgment for plaintiff. for divorce.

 

THE FUNERAL SERMON - Of Robert M. BARCLAY will be preached at Victoria, Mo., on the first Sabbath of October, at 11 a.m., by Rev. D.J. MARQUIS.

 

FRIDAY, 11 OCTOBER 1872

 

OBITUARY - DIED - At her residence in DeSoto, Saturday evening, Sept. 28th, 1872, Lydia, wife of H.S. REPPY, aged 57 years, 6 months and 13 days. Mrs. R., bore the character of being a consistent Christian, and in death professed the unequivocal hope of a blessed immortality through the merits of Jesus.  Her bereaved and sorely afflicted family, and many mourning friends, should remember that their loss is her everlasting gain. Let those who loved her, find consolation for their grief in hope to meet her "beyond Jordan," where sorrows are unknown and partings are no more.  A Friend.

 

FRIDAY, 18 OCTOBER 1872

 

A GOOD SABBATH DAY'S WORK - Last Sunday the Baptists of Jefferson held their annual Association at Dry Creek Church. The crowd in attendance was the largest we have ever seen together at Church since the old camp meeting days. A large number of ministers were present, and as is usual on such occasions, something had to be done to commemorate the event. Here were a dozen or more preachers, and scores of gallant young gents and blooming, maidens, just arrived at the age at which young gents always desire to begin life for themselves; and what more appropriate under the circumstances, than commissioning some of these young folks as man and wife - two united into one - to start forth in a new state of life: Just as easy as one as said, when all parties are ready and willing; so he good work commenced.  Rev. H. HENSLEY united in the holy bonds of matrimony, Mr. James D. HUSKEY to Miss Sarah E. WIDEMAN; and Mr. Charles WIDEMAN to Miss Mary J. HUSKEY. And Rev. J.P. CAPE performed a like ceremony for Mr. Wm. BOYD and Miss McKEE, a daughter of Green McKEE. Three weddings in one morning, and it not a good for morning for weddings either.  but this is what we call a good Sabbath day's work.

 

MARRIED - SWINK - ESHBAUGH - At Hanover, on the 9th inst., by Rev. J.C. DOWNER, Mr. Philip A. SWINK, of St. Genevieve county, to Miss Jennie, eldest daughter of H. ESHBAUGH, Esq.

 

COUNTY COURT PROCEEDINGS of October 7th, 1872. - Report of inquest of Esq. HUNT, over the body of John DIXON was approved and fee-bill of $24.25 allowed.

 

FRIDAY, 18 OCTOBER 1872

 

COUNTY COURT PROCEEDINGS of October 7th, 1872. - The following persons, having presented petitions from a majority of the citizens of their respective townships, were granted license to keep saloons, to-wit:  Max STAENGEL, A. MITCHELL, Herman ENGLEHARDT, Michael OSTERTAG, Wm. FRITTER, Caspar SURWALD, John VEITH and Wm. CLARK.

 

COUNTY COURT PROCEEDINGS of October 7th, 1872. - The following accounts were allowed against the county: J.G. HENSLEY, taking care of Thos SANFORD, while sick with small-pox $112.00

 

FRIDAY, 25 OCTOBER 1872

 

PERSONAL - Henry F. AHLVERS arrived home from Europe last Sunday morning looking hale and hearty.  He expresses himself as well satisfied with his trip, and he is now ready for business again in his old stand.

 

MARRIED - WILLIAMS - GREER - By Rev. S. FRAZIER, in Central township, Oct 17th, 1872, Mr. Thos.(?) L. WILLIAMS to Miss Mary F. GREER, all of Jefferson County, Missouri. May they go on their way rejoicing.

 

FRIDAY, 1 NOVEMBER 1872

 

Proceedings of County Court - October Term, 1872.

Accounts Allowed Against the County:

A. SCHELMEYER, appr. for orphan child   35.00

Joseph REPKA(?), appr. for Sarah J. BURGESS, insane   30.00

J.B. HENDERSON, Treas. Lunatic Asylum for accepting Martha TRAVIS 68.25

Cha's KYLE, blind man      30.00

Tho's BYRNS, for Rebecca O'BRIEN, poor person   30.00

Jno. W. VERNON, for keeping Patch VERNON  60.00

Louis PARTNEY, Sup't Co. Farm    204.50

 

OBITUARY - DIED - On Saturday, October 18th, 1872, Elias F. HONEY, aged 64 years, 7 months and 24 days.  Mr. HONEY was well known throughout the county as one of our most esteemed and respected citizens, having been several times honored by the people with an important office, which he filled to their entire satisfaction. By his close attention to his duties, and his kind and obliging disposition, he won a warm place in the affections of his constituents, such as but few public officers have ever possessed, being ever respected and trusted by all political parties. During the last few years of his life, his usefulness was destroyed by paralysis and other diseases, and his last two years were years of suffering, the extent of which no one can imagine but those acquainted with his condition. He was buried on Sunday, October 20th, with Masonic honors by the officers and members of Joachim Lodge 164, (of which he had long been a faithful member,) assisted by members of DeSoto and Shekinah lodges.

 

LARGE TURNIP - Sam'l A. REPPY brought to our office, yesterday, a turnip which measures twenty-three inches in circumference, and weighs four pounds and two ounces. We don't claim that this is the largest turnip raised, but we simply think it is big enough to talk about until somebody finds a larger one.

 

FRIDAY, 22 NOVEMBER 1872

 

OBITUARY - DIED - AT his residence, in Big River township, Jefferson county, on the 12th inst., Mr. John MURRELL, at the age of 58 years. He was buried at Dry Creek Church, on the 13th, at 11 a.m.  A large number of friends were present, at the funeral, to pay their last tribute of respect to the earthly remains of the departed.  Mr. MURRELL was an old citizen of our county - had lived 15 years on the farm where he died - was honored and esteemed by all who knew him, and will be mourned for, as a useful and influential citizen lost to the county.

 

MARRIED - JONES - ROBERTSON - At DeSoto, on the 13th inst. by the Rev. J.C. DOWNER, Mr. Geo. W. JONES, of Wayne county to Miss Agnes Mary, youngest daughter of Wm. Thomas ROBERTSON, of Canada. They were the recipients of some handsome presents among which were a silver tea set, castor and set of spoons. The bridal party spent a few days in St. Louis where receptions were given them by their friends. The bride was dressed with her usual good taste and looked more graceful than ever.  We hope that the happiness so apparent on the occasion will prove a lasting reality and that their bright visions of happiness may never be dimmed.  L.K.

 

FRIDAY, 29 NOVEMBER 1872

 

ARRESTED - Last Monday night, Sheriff MOSS brought from St. Louis, and lodged in jail here, George GRAHAM, alias DOWNE, alias MEISNER. He was indicted in our Circuit Court, under the name of GRAHAM for shooting John WEIPERT, with intent to kill him. The shooting was done in Kimmswick, in 1870; and the indictment was found soon after; but the Sheriff was never able to find George GRAHAM, as he had no description of the man. This man has been in the county several times, having married Mrs. WEIPERT after she was divorced from WEIPPERT, but he has gone by the name of C.G. DOWNE, and no person here supposed him to be the man called GRAHAM. The Chief of police of St. Louis, has been for some time tracing up a case in that city, and at last traced it to Mr. and Mrs. DOWNE, though with no positive proof as to their guilt. While this investigation was going on, the other matter was stirred up. Mr. MOSS was telegraphed to, and he immediately went to St. Louis with his capias and arrested the man and brought him down. Certain facts connected with the history of this Mr. DOWNE and his wife, formerly Mrs. WEIPERT, formerly Mrs. YAHN, of Kimmswick oll(?) well notoriety, would form a very interesting chapter, but we do not think it proper to publish them at this time. DOWNE was very sick the next morning after his arrival here. A doctor was called in, who pronounced it a bad case of pneumonia.

 

FRIDAY, 6 DECEMBER 1872

 

SHERIFF'S SALE IN PARTITION - [In the Circuit Court of Jefferson county, Mo.] William J. HAVERSTICK, Jacob HAVERSTICK, Jr., Landon S. STRICKLAND, and Martha C. STRICKLAND, wife of said Landon S. STRICKLAND, Philip R. HAVERSTICK and John W. HAVERSTICK, Plaintiffs; against Mahala C. HAVERSTICK, Elizabeth VINYARD and Muse VINYARD, Sarah COOK and Thomas S. COOK, husband of said Sarah COOK, Susan FOXTON and John FOXTON, husband of Susan FOXTON, James W. HAVERSTICK, Henry C. HAVERSTICK and Ann R. HAVERSTICK, Defendants.

 By virtue and authority of an order made by the Circuit Court of the County of Jefferson, State of Missouri, at its  September term, A.D., 1872 I will, on the 15th day of January next, 1873, at the Court House door, in the town of Hillsboro, between the hours of nine o'clock in the forenoon and five o'clock in the afternoon of that day, offer for sale at public auction to the highest bidder, the following described land or real estate, to-wit:

 The south west quarter of the north west quarter of section twenty-nine, in township forty, north of range five east, containing forty acres, except two acres described and bounded as follows, viz: Two acres more or less, in the south west quarter of the north west quarter of section twenty-nine, township forty, range five east, commencing at a rock and running about north west thirty-two rods, to a walnut five inches in diameter, with three notches on the north side, from thence running 32 rods south, being the same conveyed by G.W.D. HAVERSTICK to Theodore BAGE(?), Feb 7th, 1871. Also the north east quarter of the south west quarter of section twenty-nine, township forty, north of range five east, containing forty acres. Also the north west quarter of the south west quarter of section twenty-nine, township forty, north of range five east, containing forty acres, except five acres bounded and described as follows, viz:  Beginning at the southwest corner of the north west quarter of the southwest quarter of section twenty-nine, township forty, range five east; thence running north along the west line of the section, 14 chains and 75 links to the west bank of a creek; thence in a south easterly course up said creek, to the mouth of a branch; thence with the meanders up said branch to the place of beginning. Also the south east quarter of the south east quarter of section twenty-nine, township forty, range five east, containing forty acres. Also the north west quarter of the south east quarter of section twenty-nine, township forty, range five east, containing forty acres. Also two acres bounded as follows; beginning in the south east quarter of the north east quarter of section thirty, township forty, range five east, commencing on the line 32 1/2 rods from a walnut tree 5 inches in diameter, with three notches on the north side, running about a south west direction to a rock; thence straight ahead to the branch of the creek, meandering the creek to an elm with three notches; thence south west to a hickory 5 inches in diameter, with three notches on the east side, on the line running east and west from the half mile corner. For the purpose of making partition between said parties, for which the purchaser will be required to pay one half of the purchase money in hand at the time of sale, the balance in twelve months; the purchaser giving his bond, with approved security, bearing interest at the rate of ten per cent, per annum from the date, this 3d day of December, 1872.  T.B. MOSS, Sheriff.

 

SHERIFF'S SALE IN PARTITION  - [In the Circuit Court of Jefferson county, Mo.]

Peter BRUHN, against the Unknown Heirs of George ANDERSON, deceased, and Jacob MUELLER and Frederick LUCHTEMEYER, Defendants. By virtue and authority of an order made by the Circuit Court of the County of Jefferson, State of Missouri, at its September term, A.D., 1872, I will, on the seventeenth day of January next, 1873, at the Court House door, in the town of Hillsboro, between the hours of nine o'clock in the forenoon and five o'clock in the afternoon of that day, offer for sale at public auction to the highest bidder, the following described land or real estate, to-wit:

 First, The following described lots or parcels of land with all the building, improvements and fixtures thereon, in the town of Kimmswick in the county and State aforesaid, a plat of which town is duly filed in the Recorder's office of said county of Jefferson, and lots and parcels of land being known and designated, first, as lots number one and two, in block number one of said town, containing together a front of seventy feet on the south side of Mill Street, by a depth southwardly between parallel lines of one hundred and fifty feet width, the mill building, the fixtures therein, and all other improvement's thereon. Also a certain piece or parcel of land lying immediately south of, and adjoining lots number one and two in block number one, next above described, being seventy feet in width and running between the western line of lot number two and the eastern line of lot number one aforesaid, extended southward to Rock Creek, for depth as shown on the plat of said town, being the same property which Plaintiff and said George ANDERSON, now deceased, acquired of Theodore KIMM and his wife, by deed dated August 20th, 1864, and recorded in the Recorder's office of said Jefferson county, in Book 'T' pages 596 and 597. Second, Town lot number three in block number one in said town of Kimmswick, in said county and State as laid down on the plat of said town recorded in the Recorder's office of said county, said lot fronting north thirty section on the south line of Mill Street and running back in a southerly direction one hundred feet, being bounded east by lot number two, and west by lot number four, in said block and town.  Also a certain piece or strip of land thirty feet wide from east to west, and about two hundred feet long, more or less, from north to south, said strip of land being bounded north thirty feet by said lot number three, east by part of lot number two, and by other land belonging to BRAHN and ANDERSON, south by the north bank of Little Rock Creek, low water mark, and west by a line being an extension in a southerly direction of the boundary line between lots number three and four in said block number one, being the same property acquired by deed of Theodore KIMM and wife, to Plaintiff and said George  ANDERSON, now deceased, dated June 15th, 1870 and recorded in the Recorder's office of said Jefferson county, in Book Number 2, page 360, Land Records. Thirdly, The following described piece or tract of land, to-wit:  A lot of ground in United States Survey No. 2,005, Township forty-two, north range six east, beginning at a point seven hundred feet westwardly from the center of the Iron Mountain Rail Road and twenty-five feet north of the southern boundary line of said survey, and extending westwardly on a line parallel with the said southern boundary line two hundred feet; thence northwardly by a right angle line one hundred and seventy-five feet; thence eastwardly two hundred feet; then southward one hundred and seventy-five feet to the beginning point, being the same property acquired by Plaintiff and said George ANDERSON, now deceased, of John Epas(?) COWAN and wife, by deed dated April 24th, 1867, and recorded in the Recorder's office of said county, in book "X", page 440. There being a deed of trust on the property first above described, in favor of Jacob MUELLER, securing to him the payment of a note for $2,000, dated March 4th, 1867, and recorded in Trust Book No. 1, page 68 and 70, in the Recorder's office of said county of Jefferson; it is hereby remarked, that, in accordance with said order of sale, this deed of trust will be paid out of the purchase money, for which the property first above described may be sold. For the purpose of making partition between said parties, for which the purchaser will be required to pay ten per cent, of the purchase money in hand at the time of sale, the balance in twelve months; the purchaser giving his bond, with approved security, bearing interest at the rate of

ten per cent, per annum from date, this 3d day of December, 1872.  T.B. MOSS, Sheriff.

 

MARRIED - PIPKIN - GARRETT  - November 28th, by Rev. C.D. NOTT(?), at the residence of the bride's father, Dr. Charles PIPKIN of Hillsboro, to Miss Mary F. GARRETT if St. Louis.

 

COSBY - DOBBINS - At DeSoto, on the 28th ult. by Rev. J.C. DOWNER, Mr. William D. COSBY, of Victoria, to Miss Sarah E. DOBBINS, of DeSoto. William has our congratulations for his success.  He has, we doubt not made a good selection, and, from report we have heard, done a good work for the young ladies of DeSoto. We understand that Miss DOBBINS (that was) was considered the belle of DeSoto, and of course there was no chance for anyone else until she was out of the way.

 

FRIDAY, 24 JANUARY 1873

 

NOT GUILTY - The trial of Mrs. GASCHE, for the murder of her husband, Henry GASCHE, in September last, was commenced in our Circuit Court on Thursday of last week, and concluded Saturday night just before midnight. The jury bringing a verdict of not guilty. Great trouble was experienced in getting a jury, as nearly every man in the county had heard and formed his opinion of the case. The following is the names of the jurymen selected: Samuel MEDLEY, Joshua PATTERSON, James F. ALLRED and Joseph McMULLIN, of Plattin township; James M. MARTIN, of Joachim; Michael GRAHAM, J.W. JONES, A.P. NULL, James STEWART and Elias HARNESS, of Merrimac; and George MURRELL and O.C. BAKER, of Big River.  Judge GREEN was assisted in the prosecution by H.F. AHLVERS and Samuel BYRNS. They made out a clear cut case against the prisoner by circumstantial evidence. J.L. THOMAS and Bro., and Judge PIPKIN, conducted the defense, relying principally on the plea of insanity of the prisoner; which was also clearly proven by numerous witnesses. The case was ably managed by both sides, but the proof of insanity was so convincing that the jury were only out a half hour making up their verdict. The prisoner was immediately discharged, and was taken off by her brother, a very estimable young man, who has stood by his unfortunate sister during all the trying time, though no doubt satisfied in his own mind that she had committed the fatal deed.

 

Last week, our townsman, Mr. William CLARK, lost his little boy, aged three months. His death resulted from a violent cold, which ended up pneumonia. Eddie was a bright, interesting little boy, and his parents have our sympathies in their bereavement.

 

A SERIES OF TROUBLE - Mrs. NOLAN, daughter of P.P. BYRNE, (lately deceased in Merrimac township,) received a dispatch at her home in Washington county, Ill., that her father was very sick. She immediately started with her baby to see her father, leaving her husband at home. Before she arrived at her father's house he was dead. She then sent to the telegraph office to notify her husband to come, telling him that her father was dead and their child sick, and received a dispatch notifying her that her husband was very ill. She then started for home, Leaving her child behind, as it was too unwell to travel, and before she got home her husband was dead.  After attending to the obsequies of her husband she returned for his child, but it had died before she reached it. The poor woman was nearly distracted with this multiplication of sad events, and a severe sickness ensued, but we are informed that she is now recovering. This is certainly the most remarkable successions of misfortunes that we ever heard----- attending any one in times of pea--- the greatest wonder to us is that the --- ever survived them. Our informant says that the first physician called in to see Mrs. NOLAN, administered a wrong remedy, which he afterwards confessed to the physician subsequently called in, and would undoubtedly have killed her if the other physician had not been called in.

 

DIED - BYRNES - At Byrnes Mill, Big River, Jefferson county, Mo., on the 31st of December, 1872, Mr. P.P. BYRNES, of typhoid pneumonia, aged about forty-five years. Sadly, indeed, will the loss of M. BYRNES be felt, not only at present, but for years to come, by the community in which he lived. Since he came amongst us he has done wonders, by his energy and enterprise in opening up a large district of country, building himself a neat and beautiful residence, and constructing an extensive and substantial mill, which is of the greatest benefit to the country around and does honor to the heart and head that planned it. Comparatively young he was stricken down by the above fatal disease, and in a few days deprived of the enjoyment of all his labors and industry. A week before his death no one would imagine but he had many years yet before him, being of a strong constitution and remarkable for good health, and that he would be left to a grateful public to reward him for his enterprise. But, alas! so it is. He left an amiable and affectionate wife and four children to mourn his loss; and if he be such a loss to those around him, oh, how much more to his bereaved family! He was an attached and loving husband, a kind and tender parent, and none, as they, can truly feel the loss. But God's will be done! We must all submit to that holy will, that wills all for the better. Mr. BYRNES was looked up to and highly respected as a man of strict honesty, integrity and probity. He was a generous man, as his hand was every ready to relieve the needy; charitable to the poor and orphan, and had a kind word for all.  Bearing his sickness and disease with Christian patience and fortitude, his death was edifying, and he died in the faith of the holy Catholic church, strengthened and encouraged by her sacraments. May he rest in peace!---

 

Recognizances were forfeited by persons who have been indicted and held in bond for their appearance at this time, as follows:  John SCAGGS, Charles MORGAN, Jacob EDINGER,  Wm. IEUDE, John BALL and George GRAHAM. All of these were indicted for selling liquor, and are not of such importance with the exception of George GRAHAM, who was indicted for

assault with intent to kill. This man is supposed to be the C.G. DOWNE,  whose name has appeared in our columns several times lately.

 

Elias HARNESS  was granted divorce from Margaret HARNESS.

 

Lewis L. BERTHE received license to practice as attorney in the courts of this State.

 

FRIDAY, 31 JANUARY 1873

 

PROCEEDINGS OF COUNTY COURT - ASSESSMENTS REDUCED - John O'FALLON's land, for 1872, to $12,380; Henry T. MUDD's land, 2,424 acres, to $1,212.

 

PROCEEDINGS OF COUNTY COURT - January Term, 1873. - Report of inquest by H.H. SANNE, J.P. over body of Thomas MORAN, deceased, approved and fee bill of $22.88 allowed and certified to the Treasurer for payment.

 

Report of inquest, by E. VOLLMER, over body of Jacob PLACE, approved, and fee bill of $17.85 allowed.

 

OBITUARY - DIED.  at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Clarissa WHITEHEAD, near Hanover, MO., on the second day of January, 1873. Susannah KINNEY, aged 67 years, 1 month and 15 days. Mrs. KINNEY was born in Kentucky, but while yet a child, moved with her parents to Tennessee. Where she married her first husband. With him she moved to Monroe   Co., Ill., where he died leaving to her the care and maintenance of their four children. She afterwards married Mr. Andrew KINNEY, and with him moved to Jefferson County, Mo. where she continued to reside till her death having spent half her life at this county. She survived her last husband about 25 years, during the greater portion of which time, she kept house, and attended to the cares and labors a farm, being an active and industrious and frugal woman. as many  neighbors can testify, thus supporting herself and family. But lately, for several years, she has lived with her daughter whose gentle, kind and warm hearted attention she had the benefit of, to the fullest extent, to cheer and comfort her in her declining years. She was a professor of religion, and a member of the Baptist Church, this being the church of her choice, with which she has been connected for about 48 years prior to her death; hers was a life especially the earlier part of it, of suffering and deprivation, yet godly patience, characterized her whole career. Many have been louder in the profession of religion, she not being of this class of Christians who are on the mountain top to-day, and in the valley tomorrow. But few have met death more calmly, or with greater resignation, than she.  She stood firmly upon the brink, without excitement or fear. It required but a short acquaintance to make her an object of the warm affections and high esteem of those in whose society she was thrown, thus being accounted for by the amiableness

of her disposition.  Her children, grand children and many friends, have the consolation of knowing that another voice in Heaven is heard, and that their loss is her eternal gain. A Relative.

 

FRIDAY, 14 FEBRUARY 1873

 

We see, from the St. Louis papers, that Mrs. Eliza M. PERRY, formerly of  Washington county, lately deceased in St. Louis, leaving a valuable estate, which is disposed of by will.  Among the legacies, are four for citizens of Jefferson county.  Mrs. Hettie LATSON gets $4,000, Mrs. E.T. CLARK, $4,000, Mrs. Jno WIATT, $2,000, and Mrs. Adeline ALFORD $1,000.

 

PAPERS APPROVED - Inventory est. of Jno. MURRELL, dec'd.  Inventory, appraisement and sale bill est. of Hardy McCORMACK, dec'd.  Inventory, appraisement and sale bill est. of Patrick DUNNIGAN, dec'd.  Inventory appraisement est. of Jno. G. ULRICH, dec'd.  Inventory est. Chas. G. GREEN, dec'd.  Appraisement est. of David BOLY, dec'd.  Bond of W.P. ADAIR, Public Administrator.

 

OBITUARY - DIED--At Hillsboro, Sunday, Feb. 8th, 1873, aged 56 years, Mrs. Mary WILLIAMS wife of James O. WILLIAMS, of this place. The news of Mrs. WILLIAMS' death was a shock to the community, where she was known as an old lady of extraordinary good health and strength. She was sick but a short time, and the first news that many had was that she was dead. Her disease was a rheumatic or spinal fever, very severe and painful, but of short duration.  She was for many years a member of the M.E. Church, and to the day of her death lived a faithful, Christian life. Her bereaved husband, children and friends, are consoled with the assurance that she is now at rest, receiving her reward for a well spent life. She was born in  Christian county, Ky., but has been a resident of this county for about thirty years. Her four children are all living; three of them are married and have families. She was buried at Dry Creek

Church on Monday afternoon.  Rev.  Wm. McKAY will preach her funeral sermon at Dry Creek Church, on the third Sabbath in March next.

 

Accounts Allowed Against the County

Fred. GETH, coffin for poor person   $15.00

T.S. BREWER, Medical Services      2.50

G. STEGMAN, medical att'n to poor    10.00

Jno. L. THOMAS, special att'y     50.00

W.A. WHITE, taking pauper to Co. Farm    5.00

M. McNAMEE, bal. on -----ing(?)     5.20

Tho's J. JONES, cleaning snow out of C't House     2.00

Tho's J. JONES, making ladder      2.00

A. YERGER, Co. Court Justice         14.00

Jno C. CAPE, Co. Court Justice        10.00

W.F. WILLIAMS, Co. Court Justice        10.00

 

FRIDAY, 21 FEBRUARY 1873

 

OBITUARY - DIED - At DeSoto, February 4th inst., Eliphalet FERGUSON. An industrious, intelligent, honest man; an affectionate husband, a kind father, a sincere Christian and a beloved ruling elder has left us. He was ready to go; his preparation was made thirty-three years ago twenty three years a ruling elder in the Presbyterian church. He was able to say in answer to his sudden summons, "the battle is fought the victory won," and with these words he fell asleep.  During his last hours, he seemed anxious to spend his broken breath in counsel and exhortation.  He said to his brother elder, I am almost gone; pray for me; of his pastor, let him do all the good he can. To a brother member he said three times, hold out faithful to the end; to his daughter, live worthy of your high calling; and to his son, take my place in the church. And with many other words of faith and love, he filled his last hours. We shall greatly miss Bro. FERGUSON in the community, in the workshop, in the family and in the church; but He that doeth all things wisely has taken him and our cry unto him is, "Help Lord, for the Godly man ceaseth."  A.

 

FRIDAY, 7 MARCH 1873

 

OBITUARY - DIED - At Lockport, N.Y., Feb. 17, 1873.  Mrs. Anna Maria ESHBAUGH, mother of Mr. Henry ESHBAUGH of this county; aged 88 years, 8 months and 8 days.

 

DIED - March 6, 1873, near Hillsboro, of cerebro spinal meningitis, Miss Margaret LEUTZINGER in the 20th year of her age. Funeral takes place from her mother's residence to-day at 2 p.m.

 

WANTED - Teams to haul lumber from my Saw Mill at Sycamore Springs, to New Iron Works on Blanton branch, & to Sullivan Station, Virginia mines, St. Clair and Morse's mill. Liberal prices will be paid in lumber at my mill, for  Corn, Oats, Wheat, Hay, Flour, Meal and Bacon.  William LONG, Old Mines, Missouri

 

FRIDAY, 14 MARCH 1873

 

ORDER OF PUBLICATION - In the Circuit Court of Jefferson county, Missouri, in vacation, March 11th 1873. Asa F. STEPHENS and Cassandra STEPHENS, his wife, Thomas MOON and Charlotte MOON, his wife, Isaiah LARKINS, and Ruth LARKINS, his wife, Willis TURLEY, Plaintiffs.  vs. Minor(?) TURLEY, William HOLMAN, Thomas HOLMAN, Strother HOLMAR, Mary HOLMAN and James HOLMAN, Robert WEAVER and Eliza WEAVER, his wife, Defendants.

 Now at this day comes the plaintiffs in the above entitled cause, before the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Jefferson county, in vacation, and file their petition and affidavit, stating among other things that the above named defendants, Robert WEAVER and Eliza WEAVER, are non-residents of this State.  It is thereupon ordered by the Clerk aforesaid, in vacation, that publication be made notifying them that an action has been commenced against them, by petition in the Circuit Court of Jefferson county, in the State of Missouri, the object and general nature of which is to obtain a decree for partition and division of the following described real estate situate in Jefferson county, State of Missouri, to-wit:  The west half and the south east quarter, and the east half of the north west quarter of section nine, township thirty-eight, north range four east, containing two hundred acres. And that the interest of said Robert and Eliza WEAVER therein is the undivided one-eleventh of said real estate, and that unless they be and appear at the next term of said Court, to be holden at the Court House within the county of Jefferson, on the second Monday of May, A.D. 1873, and on or before the sixty day thereof, judgment will be rendered according to the prayer or plaintiffs. It is further ordered that a copy hereof be published in the Jefferson Democrat, a newspaper published in said county of Jefferson, for four weeks successively, the last insertion to be at least four weeks before the commencement of the next term of said Court. A true copy from the record.  Witness W.S. BOYCE, Clerk of said Court, with the seal thereof hereunto, affixed, at office in Hillsboro, March 11th, 1873.  W.S. BOYCE, Clerk By C. Tho. HORINE, Deputy.

 

Antonio, Mo., March 6th, 1873 - The store and dwelling house of Herman ENGLEHARDT, of this place, was destroyed by fire last night. The fire took place through a defect in a flue.  Nothing was saved, although the fire was discovered right away; but the building being a frame house, it burnt to the ground in very little time. The house and stock being insured the loss is not so heavy. The damage to Mr. ENGLEHARDT will be from five to six hundred dollars, so he says. Yours, &c.,  Anton YERGER.

 

OBITUARY - DeSoto, March 4th, 1873 - Editor Jefferson Democrat - You will please publish the following memoir of Capt. O. DOVER, who died at his residence in Victoria, March 4th, 1873.  Capt. DOVER was born in Louisville Ky. June 1, 1820. He was a resident of this county 28 years, and held office here 18 years. He was a worthy and respected citizen, and extensively known in this and adjoining counties. I have been intimately acquainted with him ever since 1860. He and I were mess-mates in 1862 in the 31st. Mo. Vols, he as a Captain of Co. A, and I as the regimental chaplain, and I always found him to be an honorable upright man. True, he did not claim to be a Christian, but he claimed to be a believer in the holy scriptures. He had made no profession of religion up to the time of his last sickness, but when appraised by his physician, Dr. JAMES, of the danger of his situation, temporarily and spiritually, he consented to have a minister sent for that he might receive religious instruction. I was sent for and immediately repaired to his bed side, and gave him all the advice and encouragement to trust in God that I could. He said he felt that God as his friend, and that he wanted to be baptized and do all he could toward giving himself up to God. I then baptized him and after praying with him, he extended his hand to me and said he felt better. On the following day and the day before he died, he assured me in answer to my questions that he had no fears of death, and that he trusted in God, believing that he would take him to him. Capt. DOVER left a wife and two children and many friends to mourn his loss, but we mourn not as those who have no hope. (Washington and Ste. Genevieve county papers please copy.)  Wm. HENDRICKSON.

 

FRIDAY, 21 MARCH 1873

 

PROCEEDINGS of PROBATE COURT - March Term 1873  - GUARDIANS APPOINTED - John McCOURT appointed guardian of Rossana McCOURT, insane; F. JENNI of Henry and Anna GASCHE, minors; T.J. LEE of Amanda C. PARKER, minor; John WIATT of Lizzie P. WIATT, minor; John THOMAS of Lucinda C. GASCHE, insane; Jas. F. LEE of Mary E. DAILY, minor; Jno. WEASE of Silas E. and Elijah SHULTZ, minors; J.B. BAILEY of N.C. PARKER, minor; W. STEPHENS of Jno. WILLIAMS, minor; Geo. W. VINYARD of ROBERTSON, minors; Phineas WILLIAMS of Missouri OGLE, minor.

 

FRIDAY 28 MARCH 1873

 

A Detailed Statement of County Warrants Issued During the Year ending February 28th, 1873.

 

March 11, 1872

Charles KYLE, appropriation to blind man $30.00

Abner LEWIS taking care of poor man   24.17

Dr. C. PIPKIN, physician Co. farm    38.00

 

March 12, 1872

E. AMOR, goods for County farm    27.60

J.B. HEASON, Treas. Lunatic Asylum    66.95

Mrs. McGURE appr D McGUIRE, blind man   30.00

 

April 17, 1872

John W. VERNON, keeping Patch VERNON   60.00

Peter JENNI appr James C. POWER poor person  50.00

 

April 19, 1872

Jas BITTICK, appr T. COLLINS, poor person 50.00

 

May 28, 1872

Dr. Wm. EVANS, hold postmortem examination H.E. REPPY       10.00

 

August 13, 1872

A.J. BENJAMIN, nursing a pauper     3.00

A.B. McNIGHT, boarding a pauper     5.00

 

October 7, 1872

J.O. HENSLEY, keeping Thos STANFORD, poor     110.50

October 21, 1872

A. SEWOLIMEIER, app'n for orphan child   35.00

 

October 22, 1872

Jos REPKA, app'n Sarah BURGESS, insane   10.00

Charles KYLE, blind man app'n     34.00

E. AMOR, goods co farm     162.70

Louis PARTNEY, sup't co farm    204.50

John W. VERNON, keeping Patch VERNON   60.00

Thos BYRNS, app'n Rebecca O'BRIEN, poor   30.00

 

January 21, 1873

E. AMOR, goods for co farm    142.15

Dr. G. STEGMAN, physician at Jail    20.00

Alex CALAHAN, sawing and splitting wood for court house       52.50

Jno W. VERNON, keeping pauper and conveying him to co farm    10.00

 

January 22, 1873

Charles SANDEAUS, road hand      1.50

Philip GLATT, road hand       3.00

Conrad GLATT, road hand       3.00

John NOLAN, road hand       3.00

Joseph NOLAN, road hand       3.00

Conrad REIDER, road hand       3.00

Thos MORAN, road hand       4.00

Jno W. VINYARD, road hand      6.00

W.H. TEONE, road hand       6.00

Henry DAVIS, road hand       3.00

Thos CRAGAN, road hand       2.00

John ROSEKOPF, poor person,     25.00

Jno STATON, conveying poor person to co farm  5.00

 

January 23, 1873

HEMME & EHRICHS, coffin for poor person    9.05

Philip MEYER, coffin for poor person    7.00

 

February 3, 1873

Fred GEIB, coffin poor person     15.00

Warren A. WHITE, conveying poor person to co farm    5.00

 

FRIDAY, 28 MARCH 1873

 

OBITUARY - DIED -- At DeSoto, Mo. Friday Feb 21, 1873. -- Ann Eliza, beloved wife of Lawson E. HALE, at the age of thirty years. The Almighty power of God has been seriously manifested in this family. An affectionate wife and four children having been taken away by death; leaving a bereaved husband and father with one child to mourn the loss they have sustained. May they find consolation in the teaching of Christ, to cheer them on the way to join the departed in a better world.  G.H.

 

FRIDAY, 11 APRIL 1873

 

OBITUARY - DIED - March 30th, 1873, at his residence, near DeSoto, Mo., Wm. A. DONNELL, in the 59th year of his age. Mr. DONNELL was born in Jefferson county, Sept. 21st, 1813, within three miles of the place where he died, has been a resident of the county all his life; has born a reputation all the time of an honest industrious, Christian gentleman; his life was spent on a farm, and by his peaceable and upright course he enjoyed the love and respect of all

who knew him. He was married in 1834, to Miss Emma EDWARDS, with whom he lived till her death, in 1863, raising a family of ten children, three of whom are now dead. The remaining seven he had the pleasure of seeing grown up into intelligent and respected men and women, one of his sons being our present County Clerk. In 1865, Mr. DONNELL, married the widow of George EDWARDS, deceased, with whom he lived until his death. On Wednesday the 26th of March he had a severe attack of cholera morbus, which confined him to his bed. A derangement of the kidneys followed, and his system was so thoroughly exhausted that there was not left strength enough to rally, and on Sunday, the 30th of March, he passed away without a struggle, as one going to sleep, or one who had spent his full term of life and was naturally passing away.  He retained full possession of his reasoning facilities to the last. He had been for many years a professor of religion, and a member of the M.E. Church South, and was one of the principal supporters of the ministers and charities of that denomination. He was prepared for, and resigned to meet his death, and his friends have the consolation of knowing that he spent a long and useful life here, and that he has gone to receive his reward above.

 

PROCEEDINGS OF COUNTY COURT - The following accounts against the county, were allowed.

Dr. BERKLEY, for medical attention to Jerome ADAMS, a destitute person 23.00

John C. CAPE, keeping said person         25.00

 

FRIDAY, 13 APRIL 1873

 

ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE - Notice is hereby given that Letters of Administration on the Estate of Richard MURPHY, dec'd, were granted to the undersigned by the Judge of Probate of Jefferson county, Mo., on the 9th day of April, 1873. Persons having claims against said estate, are required to present them for allowance within one year of the date of said letters; and if not presented within two years they will be barred.  M.W. GREEN, Adm'r. 

 

STRAY NOTICE - Taken up by N.B. DOWLING, of Merrimac township, and posted before the undersigned Justice of the Peace for Merrimac township, a large dark brindle cow, with a white belly, marked with a smooth crop and underslope in the left ear, and a crop and a swallow-fork and underslope in the right ear, about 15 years old, and appraised at $15.  Thomas GODFREY, J.P.

 

STRAY NOTICE - Taken up as an estray by Samuel MEAD, of Plattin township, Jeff. Co. Mo., and posted before the undersigned, a Justice of the Peace for said township, on 5th of April, 1873; a certain sorrel mare, fifteen hands high, nine years old, with small white spot in forehead, two white marks on left thigh, thick sunken neck in front of shoulder, and valued at thirty-five dollars.  John N. CONN, Jr., Justice of the Peace for Plattin township.

 

FRIDAY, 18 APRIL 1873

 

Hon Luther M. KENNETT, died in Paris, on the 12th inst - Mr. KENNETT, was well known to all our old citizens, having spent a good portion of his life in this county.  From a poor boy he arose, by industry, perseverance and business tact, and amassed a fortune, but was always plain Luther KENNETT, and a pleasant man to deal with. His history is closely identified with that of the city of St. Louis, in its rapid rise to the position it now occupies, as one of the first cities of the Union. Mr. KENNETT was for a long time a member of the City Council, and served three terms as Mayor.  He also served a term in the National Congress, having been elected over Col. BENTON.  He went to Europe for the benefit of his health, so we understood.

 

This is to certify that on the 16th of December A.D. 1870 were joined in holy matrimony by the undersigned in the presence of Mr. John Frederic LINDWEDEL, Caroline Dorthea LINDWEDEL his lawful wife and John Henry MEINE and Margreth MEINE, his wife, Mr. Frederic August LINDWEDEL, son of John Frederic LINDEWEDEL and his lawful wife Sophia Dorthea being a native of Oenbarten Hanover now residing near Silver City Montana

Territory, and Miss Sophia Dorthea GOLDECHE, a daughter of John Henry GOLDECHER and his lawful wife I--a Maria, born in Berkhoff Hanover and until recently a resident of the city of  St. Louis. Witness my hand this 11 day of March 1871. Martin SANDHAUS, Pastor of the German Evangelical Lutheran St. John's Congregation of the United Augesberg Confession near Sulphur Springs, Jefferson county, Mo.

 

FRIDAY, 2 MAY 1873

 

PROCEEDINGS OF COUNTY COURT - April term, 1873 - Road Business - S. MARSDEN, road agent, reported that he had examined the bridge between Kimmswick and Winsor Harbor, that it is unsafe for travel, and to secure it will be necessary to make repairs which will cost about $275.00, whereupon he was ordered to have bridge repaired, provided the cost does not exceed the sum reported by him.

 

OBITUARY - DIED -- April 23d, 1873, Martha A. FLUTH, wife of Richard FLUTH, of Jefferson county, aged 37 years. Mrs. FLUTH had been suffering with disease for a long time, but was able to go about until a few days before her death. Conscious of her approaching dissolution, she felt the necessity of preparation for it. At her request I visited her, and remained all night, praying with her and offering such advise as I could.  Before her death she professed

religion, and gave every evidence of having been forgiven and accepted by God. She leaves a husband and two children to mourn her loss.  J.T.

 

JURORS; - A new law passed last winter, requires County Courts to select the Grand and Petit Jurors, by lot.  Our Court, last week, selected the next jurors in this way. A list of them is furnished below: Grand Jurors -- Jacob BAKER, Thomas A. CHARLES, Philip MEYER, John BUSH, Tom. WALKER, Jno. DUGAN, Peter McCORMACK, Hardy McCORMACK, J.G. RAPP, Wm. WALTHER, Stephen POUNDS, Geo. LONG, Geo. MARTIN, Chris. GILLMAN, Jos. FREDERITZIE, John M. FREDERITZIE, Henry SAEGER, Henry LEPP. -- Peitit Jurors -- Henry MARX, James IRVIN, Peter DUNNINGAN, Wm. REPPY, J.W.A. MILLER, Michael GALVIN, D.W. BRYANT, W. E. BAGE, L.L. LEWIS, William LONG, Geo. M. BOWLES, Thos. PORTER, A.B. HENSLEY, T.C. ROQUES, Jefferson PORTER, B.C.BERRY, D.L. HUSKY, Sr., John WILLIAMS, James BURGESS, Randall KEMPAL, Geo. BRECKENRIDGE, W.B. McMULLIN, Simpson POUNDS, Wm. C. MANN.

 

PROCEEDINGS OF COUNTY COURT - April term, 1873 - Road Business - J.B. DOVER, William SHELTON and Sullivan FRAZIER appointed commissioners to view a new road from Sandy Church via. Thos J. HENSLEY's and Sandy Mines, to the Hillsboro & Le May Ferry gravel road to the line of the David BOYLE survey, thence by the school house of district 8, school township 13, H. BRADY's, thence to the widow HERRINGTON's thence to Big River at McCULLOCK's ford, thence up the river to Morse's Mill.

 

FRIDAY, 9 MAY 1873

 

Sam. REPPY, thinks he has discovered a fine lode of lead on his land near Hillsboro, He has not worked it any yet, but there is no mistake about the lead ore being there; the only trouble is as to whether it is in paying quantities or not. There is no doubt but there are many fine prospects yet undiscovered in this county, and we can't help wondering why more attention is not paid to mining.

 

PROCEEDINGS OF COUNTY COURT - May 5, 1873 - Accounts against the county were allowed as follows: - The following road overseers settled their accounts: Henry POLLMAN, dist. 19, had balance of $27.46 allowed him. Geo. LONEY, Dist. 23, had a balance of $18.82 allowed him. Wm. DAY, dist. 16, had a balance of $30.87.  Jos. BECKLER, dist. 22, had a balance of $23.23 allowed him.  Dan'l BONACRE, dist. 87, had a balance of $53.28 allowed him.  Louis HARTWEIN, dist. 21, had a balance of $22.78 allowed him. W.J. WILLIAMS, dist. 8, had a balance of $15.15 allowed him. Xavier KOHLER, dist. 14, had a balance of $12.60 allowed him. Florian JENNI, dist 31, had a balance due dist. of $31.77.  Jos. YERGER, dist. 13, had a balance due dist. of $20.86.

 

FAMILY WAR - For some weeks past a feud has existed between the members of the family of Lem WIDEMAN, of Big River township. The family seems to have been about evenly divided against itself, the old man and his sons-in-law on one side, and the old lady and her sons on the other. What first disturbed the peasant relations that existed for so long between the old folks, we do not know, and in fact, do not care to know. At any rate, they separated, the old lady and her sons retaining possession of the farm. Mr. WIDEMAN rented or gave the farm to his two sons-in-law, Alfred WILLIAMS and Dick ROYAL, and then a strife begun for the possession of the farm, or, as the Modoc's wound say, the lava beds. The first regular engagement occurred about two weeks ago, but the only weapons used at that time, were hoop-poles, and nobody was very seriously hurt.  The party that got worsted in this engagement made some violent threats, and the other party, in order to secure his own life, had his belligerent brother-in-law arrested on a peace warrant. The trial as had at Hillsboro, last week, and resulted in the acquittal, by the jury, of the prisoner. The next regular engagement occurred last Saturday, at the office of Esq. POUNDS, on Big River, whither one side had taken the other to have matters settled by law. While the constable was off on the hunt of a jury, the belligerents kept up a war of words until finally one of them got worked up to the fighting point, when, drawing a pistol he proceeded to empty its contents at the opposition. In the crowd were three six barrel pistols, which were all emptied in a short distance of time. The casualties, as far as we have been able to learn, were: Old Mrs. WIDEMAN, shot in the arm, a pretty bad wound; James WIDEMAN in the leg, flesh wound, not serious; Alfred WILLIAMS, in the side, a severe wound but not such as to disable him; Frank WIDEMAN struck on the head with a club, not known how badly he is hurt yet; Dick ROYAL supposed to have received a ball in his hip, but his business has "laid rolling" since, and the officers have not been able to get him, and Isham WILLIAMS, a bystander, shot in the head, the ball entered the temple and passed round and made its exit at the back of the ear. The skull is not broken, and his wound is not supposed to be dangerous. This has been a very disgraceful affair all the way through, as family disturbances always are, and it is to be hoped that they will let their angry passions cool down, never to raise to such a heat again. It is fortunate that no lives were lost, though if they had all been killed, it is needless to add that the Jefferson Democrat would have not lost a single subscriber. Warrants were issued by Esquires FRAZIER and HAESSEL, of Hillsboro, for the arrest of Richard ROYAL, Leonard WILLIAMS, Alfred  WILLIAMS, James WIDEMAN and Frank WIDEMAN.  ROYAL could not be found, and James WIDEMAN, who was shot in the leg, was so badly wounded as to be unable to travel. The other three were brought to Hillsboro, and on Tuesday waived an examination, and gave bond for their appearance next week at Circuit Court. The bonds required were $200.00 in each case, and bondsmen were readily furnished.  About twenty witnesses entered into recognizance for their appearance at Court.

 

FRIDAY, 16 MAY 1873

 

OBITUARY - DIED - At the residence of its parents, near Kimmswick, in Jefferson County, Mo., on the 7th inst., at 2 o'clock P.M., Philip William, infant son of  William M. and Mary R. PIPKIN, aged one year, six months and two days.

 

DIED - May 6th, at Hematite, Mo., Willie Osborn, the beloved son of Francis M. and Sarah C. CADWALLADER, aged 3 years, 1 month and 20 days. Though he is still our dear little Willie, gone to the eternal world, with whom we delight to live again in memory, to sit down in the hushed and tranquil hours of existence and call back, to us the face, the little form so familiar and cherished; to look into the eye that beamed so lovingly upon us. Let us think of him, then, as one who has ceased to suffer, but has grasped and secured the real. Yes, we have parted with our little Willie, but not forever. Beyond the stillness of the marble tomb, we'll meet once more to part again no more, where life and love for countless years shall bloom. Dear little Willie, 'till then, adieu.

 

PROCEEDINGS OF COUNTY COURT - April term - The following were appointed Road Overseers for the ensuing year:

Dist. 1 Francis GRIMM Dist. 17  T.J. HENSLEY

  2  R.N. HUNT    18  R.E. KENNY

  3  M.W. GREEN    19  J.W. VERNON

  4  J.J. ENGLEBACK  20 H.S. CHRISTIAN

  5  B.G. BYRD   21  Henry POLLMAN

  6  John R. BYRD   22  Thomp. BROWN

  7  S.H. MEAD      23  Louis HARTWEIN

  8  W.H. WALKER   24  Jos. BECKLER

  9  J.W. WILSON   25  Geo. LONG

 10  Jas. HAVERSTICK   26  C.F. GRALL

 11  R. McCORMACK   27  John CAREY

 12  Edward ROWE   28  A. BLACKWELL

 13  Conrad GLATT     29  Edward CASHELS

 14  Wm. STOUCE       30  Jas. F. GRENN

 15  Xavier KOHLER      31  Florian JENNI

 16  Jos. YERGER      32  Wm. GRAHAM

      Dist. 33  Stephen McKEEN

 

FRIDAY, 28 MAY 1873

 

The following parties were fined in the amounts opposite their names for selling liquor on Sunday:  Julius MULLER, $5; E. VOLLMER, $10; E. AMOR, $10; John VEITH, $10.  Selling liquor without license:  L. ROGGE, $10; and Max HORAN, $10.

 

We have often heard of "the strong man bowed with grief", but we this week had the pleasure of seeing two strong men overcome with joy. The occasion was the meeting of Mr. Eugene DONNELLY with his brother Henry, who has been in California for a long time, and whom he has not seen for twenty five years.  Though each had changed, and could not afterwards see in the other any resemblance of what he was twenty-five years ago, still they recognized each other in a moment.  The scene of their meeting has given us a more exalted opinion of the human race.

 

Judging from what has been made public, the Grand Jury decided to let the WIDEMAN family settle its own difficulties in its own way.  Four of the rioters had been recognized to appear and await the action of the Grand Jury, and three of them have been discharged from their recognizance's, one was indicted and admitted to bail until next Court, and he was the man who threw the rock.  The inference is, that the jury did not consider that it was his fight, and they want to teach him not to meddle with other men's affairs.

 

CIRCUIT COURT NOTES - The following cases were disposed of last week: The sheriff was ordered to pay to the administratrix of the estate of John GHULAT, deceased, out of the proceeds of sale in partition between the heirs of said deceased, a sufficient sum to satisfy the demands against said estate allowed by the Probate Court.

 

Peter M. BROWN vs.  Wm. WATERS, et. al.  Order made for the sale of land in Partition.

 

Sarah Ann VINYARD, widow of John VINYARD, vs. heirs of John VINYARD. Decree made granting and setting off dower of said widow in lands of said deceased.

 

Johannes BOESCH vs. Rosisa BOESCH.  Decree of divorce granted plaintiff.

 

Matthias MILLER vs. Elizabeth MILLER, Decree of divorce granted plaintiff.

 

PROBATE COURT -- PROCEEDINGS OF - MAY TERM, 1873 - First annual settlement of estate of Byron KEYSER, approved; balance due estate, $833.94.

 

Final settlement of estate of Elizabeth WILLIAMS, approved; balance due estate, $3,063.37.

 

----- TURLEY, a minor, chose Asa F. STEPHENS as guardian.  Bond of $200 ordered.

 

John WEBER appointed guardian of John SCHNEIDER; bond of $200 ordered.

 

MARRIED - SPILKER - RANEY, May 15th, 1873, at the residence of the bride's father, by Rev. SHOENEMAN, Mr. August SPILKER to Miss Emma RANEY, both of Hillsboro.

 

HEMME - BRILL  May 15th, 1873, at the residence of Mr. W.H.H. THOMAS, by Rev. J.C. DOWNER, Mr. Charles HEMME, of Hillsboro to Miss Margaret C. BRILL, of Ironton, Mo. Both parties have our sincere and heartfelt sympathy in this their sad --  No; we mean to say both parties have our best wishes for their future success.  We congratulate them all round for having chosen well and done wisely, and we wish them a happy and prosperous journey through life.

 

A LONG LIVED FAMILY - The most remarkable case of a long lived family that has come to our notice, is that of the HENSLEY family. There are four brothers, James, William, Thomas and Flemming, three of whom reside in this county, and have for many years. Their united ages aggregate about three hundred and fifty years; James, the oldest, is   97 or 98 years old, and no doubt expects to reach one hundred yet before he dies. 

 

Thoroughbred Poland China Pigs - I have for sale some thoroughbred Poland China pigs, as fine as any in the county, which I will sell cheap. They can be seen at my farm, near Victoria.  H.S. CHRISTIAN.

 

CIRCUIT COURT PROCEEDINGS - Cases Disposed of Second Week - P. PFAFF vs. P. BOWMAN & Jacob EDINGER, dismissed;  A. FETTE vs.  St. Louis & I.M.R.R. Co., garnishee of George SEEMAN, Judgment for plaintiff for $665.50; A. FETTE vs. A. SCHEER, garnishee of  Geo. SEEMAN, Judgment for plaintiff for $70;  John BALL, Jacob EDINGER, Chas. MORGAN, Chas. MORGAN, Wm. YEIDA and Wm. FRITTER, were each fined $5 for selling liquor on Sunday;  State vs. Chas. MORGAN, selling liquor without license fined $40; Wm. SCHUMAKER vs. Horman DARRIER, judgment for plaintiff for property shed for; Catharine & Thos. CHARLES vs. St. Louis & I.M.R.R. Co., verdict of Jury set aside and new trial granted;  State vs. Chas. MORGAN, forfeitures of recognizance taken in these cases last week are set aside;  State vs. C.G. DOWNE, change of venue granted to Washington county on the grounds that the minds of the inhabitants of this county are so prejudiced against him that he could not have a fair trial here;  Mary C. PATTON vs. John PATTON, Divorce granted Plaintiff  J.M. MARTIN, vs. est. of H.M. WIATT, verdict set aside and now trial granted;  State vs. Jos. YERGER and Max STAENGEL, selling liquor on Sunday, fined five dollars each; W.C.R. WIGGINS vs. M. GRAHAM, judgment for plaintiff for $339.36;  Peter McCORMACK vs. est. Wm. STRICKLAND, dismissed;  R.W. McMULLIN, guardian of Susan M. RILEY, vs. C.C. GREEN & Thos. ROBINSON, judgment for plaintiff for $169;  J.C. KENDIRCK vs. Chas. BRYAN, compromised, and judgment rendered against each party for half the cost;  T.B. & W.S. BARTON vs. est. H.M. WIATT, judgment for plaintiff for $441.34;  Philip HALSEY vs. Wm. HAFFMEYER & Vincent GANCER, judgment for plaintiff for $120;  Philip PIPKIN vs. Samuel A. REPPY, judgment for plaintiff for $208;  J.J. SQUIRES vs. Josiah ANDERSON, appeal to Supreme Court granted;  Otto YOUNG vs. Ellen M. YOUNG, divorce granted plaintiff;  R. GILCHRIST vs. E.F. DONNELL & T.L. DONNELL, judgment for defendant for costs;  J.L. & W.H.H. THOMAS vs. B.J. VANCOURT, default of defendant entered;  A.F. STEVENS, et al, vs. M. TURLEY, et al, default of defendants entered; W. AKES vs. Betsy AKES, default of defendant entered;  Wm. FOXTON vs. C.H. JAQUES, submission withdrawn and case continued;  St. Louis Type Foundry Co. vs. W. GROSS, judgment for plaintiff for $150.00;  James SWALLOW vs. Author PEDLEY, default of defendant entered;  J.L. WIDEMAN vs. Jemima WIDEMAN, suit for divorce, dismissed;  Geo. PRISCH vs. S.W. CRAWFORD & W.M. MURPHY, decree made correcting description of land;  W.J. KITE vs. Emma J. KITE, disabilities of defendant removed and she restored to her maiden name;  C.G. & Eliza DOWNE vs. P. PIPKIN & B.N. STERNBERG, non suit taken by plaintiff; Sarah Ann VINYARD vs. heirs of John VINYARD, report of commissioners of setting of dower approved;  A. SUMNER vs. Wm. HENDRICKSON, judgment for plaintiff for $104.20;  C. WURZ vs. C.G. DOWNE, judgment for plaintiff for $17.91;  J.J. WILLIAMS vs. Thos. MATTHEWS, default of defendant entered;  R. McCORMACK & Bro., vs. John HOLMES, guardian of P. & B. SMITH, judgment for plaintiff for $90;  T.L. DONNELL vs. est. Wm. STRICKLAND, dismissed.

 

FRIDAY, 30 MAY 1873

 

UNWELCOME VISITORS - Sheriff MOSS informs us that a wholesale robbery took place last week, on the head of Glaize creek, the circumstances of which, as near as he could learn them, are as follows: Two nephews of Mr. Willis ROGERS, of this county, came over from Illinois (where they live) on a visit to Willis and his sons and after staying as long as they wished, proceeded to "go through" the pockets, money-drawers, &c., of Mr. ROGERS and his sons, taking some watches, money and other valuables. The theft was discovered soon after they left, and a large party started in pursuit, but up to this writing the parties have not been caught. The members of the ROGERS family who live in this county have always been respected for their honesty and industry, and while it is not their fault that they have bad relatives, it has certainly in this instance proved to be their misfortune. We hope the thieves will be caught and punished to the extent of the law.

 

THE WHEAT CROP - We have heretofore spoken of the flattering prospect of a good crop of wheat this year, and everything continues to look favorable. Mr. Thomas PORTER, living near Hematite, informs us that he thinks he has the best field of wheat in the county, but of this we are not able to judge, but would as lief it would be him as any other man in the county.

 

EXECUTOR'S NOTICE - Notice is hereby given that Letters Testamentary, on the estate of James BURGESS. Jr., deceased, were granted to the undersigned, but the Judge of Probate, of Jefferson county, Missouri, on the 15th day of May, 1873. Persons having claims against said estate, should present them for allowance within one year from the date of said letters if not presented within two years from said date they will be forever barred.  Wm. W. HENSLEY, Executor.

 

FRIDAY, 6 JUNE 1873

 

OBITUARY - DIED.  At Ursuline Convent, St. Louis, May 21(?), 1873; Sophie HOCKEN, step daughter of E. AMOR, of Hillsboro, aged 13 years and 6 months. Sophie was a very bright little girl, and the loss is mourned by a host of her Hillsboro playmates and friends as well by her parents, brothers and sisters. She had been for sometime attending school in the Ursuline Convent, and was beloved by her teachers and school mates, and was called the "Crown of the School."  Her remains were brought to Hillsboro and buried last Sunday. Father JAEGERING of DeSoto conducted the funeral service. May she rest in peace, and wear a crown in Heaven!

 

FRIDAY, 13 JUNE 1873

 

MORE LEAD - Mr. G.W. McFRY brought us a fine specimen of lead ore, picked up on his land, 2 1/2 miles west of Hillsboro. It was found in the bed of a little ravine, where the water had washed off the earth. He picked out several chunks, but as yet has made no effort to prove the quantity.

 

MARRIED - WEASE - HENSLEY.  By Samuel McILLEY, Esq., May 1st, 1873, Mr. Julian D. WEASE to Miss Emma HENSLEY, in Meramec township.

 

BITTICK - CROMWELL.  By Samuel MEDLEY, Esq., May 15, 1873.  Alexander BITTICK to Winifred CROMWELL, at the residence of the bride's father on Big River.

 

FRIDAY, 20 JUNE 1873

 

MARRIED - OUTMAN - ROBERTS.  At DeSoto, on the 11th inst., by Rev. J.C. DOWNER, Mr. Stephen OUTMAN and Miss Hattie ROBERTS, both of this county.

 

OBITUARY - DIED - At his residence in Merrimac township, Jefferson county, Mo., June 1st, 1873, Patrick GALVIN, Sr. aged 73 years. Mr. GALVIN was a native of Ireland, but has been a citizen of this county twenty-one years, and has raised a family of eight children, all grown up, respectable citizens of Jefferson county. The circumstances of his death were sad and somewhat strange. For some time it had been his custom to take a walk about his farm in the afternoon, and to walk to another farm owned by him which was a short distance from his residence, his only companions being his walking cane and a favorite dog. On the 31st of May, he started out on his usual walk, seemingly in good health and spirits. Failing to return that night, search was made for him and he was found next morning, near his farm, dead, having evidently suddenly dropped dead, as there were no signs of violence or any struggling. Mr. GALVIN was a good citizen, a kind father and an affectionate husband. He has served out his allotted time of the score and ten years, and has gone to his long rest.  May he rest in Peace.

 

FRIDAY, 18 JULY 1873

 

DIED - At DeSoto, Mo., July 3d, 1873.  Lily Amelia, infant daughter of Charles and Elizabeth BRYAN, aged four months.

 

To The Memory of Mrs. Rebecca G. KENNETT - Wife of Press G. KENNETT, Esq., of Jefferson county, who died at her residence near Pevely, July 13th, 1873. With what feelings of sorrow and regret we are called upon to bear, the news of the sudden death of our beloved friend Rebecca. A steadfast friend, a devoted daughter, an affectionate sister, and above all a loving wife and mother; has been snatched from us all in the first bloom of beauty and womanhood.  Oh! how we sympathize with the sorrowing friends, and above all, the lonely and desolate husband, who this day has seen laid beneath the sod, all that made life dear and lovely. How the time has flown. Only one short year ago she stood beside him a happy bride; taking up life's cares and burdens with a hopeful and trusting heart; feeling that she was beginning a new and happier life, with her heart's dearest chosen; but alas! how soon are hopes dashed to the ground, never more to be resurrected. And while we feel that it is a great loss to her family, and especially her grief-stricken husband, and dear little motherless babe; let us hope it is her eternal gain. R.L.B.

 

FRIDAY, 25 JULY 1873

 

Probate Court Proceedings - July term, 1873 - Annual settlements were made of Estates of Thomas MORAN, deceased; Frank SCHWLBERT, deceased,; A.J. and C.T. LEE, minors; John VINYARD, deceased;  Wm. E. VINYARD, deceased, J.S.A., Missouri H., Sarah J. and Mary N. BURGESS, minors,; Sarah, Rachael, Clara and David CLIFTON, minors;  Jacob BRANDS, deceased,; Peter STEINMEYER, WESTERECK, & DECKER, John DOHERTY and John PENCE, deceased.  Final settlements of Estates of Henry KATTLEMAN, B.B. WILEY, W.S. HOWE, E.D. TURNER, David CARVER, Mary SMITH, Reinhardt BANDDANRDT(?), Edward WARD, Willy Ann CLARKE and Sarah J. EDWARDS, deceased, and A.J. JENNI, minor. The following settlements were filed and continued; Annual Settlement of Estate of Mary CALDWELL, minor, and final settlement of estates of A.K. WILSON, Knighton PARKER, W.S. HOWE, Hattie R. FORD and Allen C. WILLIAMS, minors, and John ZOAFALL, deceased.

 

Adeline MURRELL, vs. est. of Jno. MURRELL, $158.60. 

 

The Public Administrator was ordered to take charge of Estates of Jno. MATONAHECK, Jno. C. LUBKA and James HENSLEY, deceased, and the former administrators of LUBKA and MATOUSHOCK were ordered to deliver over to him the money and papers in their hands.

 

Elisha VERNON (idiot) was ordered in the custody of the superintendent of the County farm.

 

BILLS ALLOWED AGAINST THE COUNTY

A. GREEN, prosecuting attorney  $150.00

J.O. WILLIAMS, jailor      23.40

W.J. WILLIAMS, road commissioner     3.00

Thomas WELCH, road commissioner     6.25

J.W. WILSON, road commissioner     6.25

W.H. WALKER, road commissioner     4.00

Charles MOWER, road commissioner     8.00

D.S. SMITH, road commissioner      6.25

William SHELTON, road commissioner    12.00

Sullivan FRAZIER, road commissioner   10.00

J.B. DOVER, road commissioner, and surveyor    20.00

A.F. STEPHENS, road hand       9.00

Gust. KELLER, road hand       1.50

John SAUCHE, road hand       4.50

Louis ADAMS, road hand       7.50

T.J. HENSLEY, road hand       6.00

J.N. DONNELL, road hand       6.00

W.R. DOVER, road hand      19.50

E.F. HOBART, school blanks      7.50

R.W. McMULLIN, print'g & adv'g    20.00

I.H. BROWN, school sup't     206.00

J.W. VERNON, keeping P. VERNON    60.05

J. CLEMENS, whitewashing and repairing jail    30.00

 

SUDDEN DEATHS - Mr. Wm. STEINMEYER (of Sandy) son of Peter STEINMEYER, who was thrown from a load of hay and killed, some two years ago, fell dead from his mowing machine this summer while cutting grass. He had been unwell for some time, having something like consumption, and had been advised by a physician to quit work, but he refused to take any rest, and worked until entirely overcome by heat and fatigue. When found he was lying in front of the machine senseless, and died in a few hours afterward. He leaves a young wife, and a babe four months old.

 

Mrs. HAGAN, wife of Mr. ------ HAGAN, who owns the Oscar DOVER farm on Dry Creek, fell dead in her room last Friday. She had been suffering with a lung disease for some time, but was not considered in a dangerous condition. Her husband had left the house about a half hour before she died. She was first discovered by her little child lying on the floor dead, with blood streaming from her mouth. The supposition is that in a paroxysm of coughing she burst a blood vessel. She was a very estimable lady and much respected by her neighbors.

 

OBITUARY - DIED -- At Kirkwood, Mo., of meningitis, Maud, only daughter of W.C. and Kittie L. MASON, aged five months and five days.

 

FRIDAY, 8 AUGUST 1873

 

DIED  - July 27th, at 1 o'clock p.m. at her residence near Hanover, Mrs. Elizabeth GAMEL, aged 67 years and 6 months.

 

DIED -  At his residence in  Big River township, July 28th, 1873, James HANVEY, aged 83 years. Mr. HANVEY was a citizen of Jefferson county 48 years, and was born in South Carolina; served 5 years in the U.S. Army as Orderly Sargent, in the war of 1812. He was a useful, intelligent and respected citizen. W.M.

 

BEEF - The undersigned will have fresh beef at his shop, in Hillsboro, on Wednesday and Saturday mornings, and at Frumet Tuesdays and Fridays, of each week after this date.  A. LEUTZINGER.

 

FRIDAY, 22 AUGUST 1873

 

SHERIFF SALE IN PARTITION - [In the Circuit Court of Jefferson county, Mo.]

Larry O'BRIEN, Plaintiff vs. Mary KOHLER, John L. KOHLER, Malinda C. CUSTUS and George CUSTUS husband of Malinda C. CUSTUS, Mary E. MEDLEY, Lucinda D. SULLENS, William M. SULLENS, Anderson LEWIS, Sarah SULLENS and Jesse MEDLEY, Defendants.

 By virtue and authority of an order made by the Circuit Court of the county of Jefferson, State of Missouri, at its May term, A.D., 1873.  I will on the tenth day of September next, 1873, at the court house door, in the town of Hillsboro, between the hours of nine o'clock in the forenoon and five o'clock in the afternoon of that day, offer for sale at public auction to the highest bidder, the following descried land or real estate, to-wit: The south west quarter of the north west quarter of section seven, in township forty-two of range four east, containing fifty-three acres, situate in Jefferson County and State of Missouri.  For the purpose of making partition between said parties, for which the purchaser will be required to pay twenty per cent, of the purchase money in hand at the time of sale, the balance in twelve months; the purchaser giving his bond, with approved security, bearing interest at the rate of 6 percent, per annum from date, this 13th day of August, 1873.  T.B. MOSS, Sheriff.

 

SHERIFF SALE IN PARTITION - [In the Circuit Court of Jefferson county, Mo.]

Thomas MORAN and Mary MORAN, wife of said Thomas MORAN, Plaintiffs; vs. Elizabeth HELTERBRAND, William HELTERBRAND, Nathan HELTERBRAND AND Jane HELTERBRAND, Defendants.

 By virtue and authority of an order made by the Circuit Court of the County of Jefferson, State of Missouri, at its May term, A.D., 1873, I will on the tenth day of September next, 1873, at the court house door, in the town of Hillsboro, between the hours of nine o'clock in the forenoon and five o'clock in the afternoon, offer for sale at public auction to the highest bidder, the following described land or real estate, to-wit:

The fifty-four acres more or less, beginning at quarter section corner on east boundary lines of section twenty-three; thence west 34 chains and 50 links, an elm 14 inches in diameter bears north 73 1\2 degrees, east 43 links distant, and a hickory 14 inches in diameter bears north 61(?) degrees west, 43 1\2 links distant, north 19 chains and 50 links a coffee-nut 6 inches bears south 2 degrees west, 26 links distant a box elder 12 inches bears north 50 degrees east, 55 links distant; thence north 19 degrees east, 35 chains and 50 links to section line, a white oak 20 inches, north 12 degrees east 23 links distant; thence south 19 chains to place of beginning, containing 54 acres, in section 23, township 42, north of range 3 east situate in Jefferson county, Mo.  For the purpose of making partition between said parties, for which the purchaser will be required to pay twenty percent of the purchase money in hand at the time of sale, the balance in twelve months; the purchaser giving his bond, with approved security, bearing interest at the rate of six per cent per annum from date, this 13th day of August, 1873.  T.B. MOSS, Sheriff.

 

NOTICE - TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: Know ye, that Elizabeth KLEINSCHMIDT, a German woman aged about 60 years, the widow of Charles KLEINSCHMIDT, departed this life some 3 months since, leaving an estate of the appraised value of six hundred and twelve dollars and twenty-six cent, which estate, the Probate Court of said county has ordered me to take charge of and administer.  The heirs of said deceased, who are to me unknown, are hereby notified of the proceedings herein, August 8, 1873.  Wm. P. ADAIR, Pub. Admr., Jeff, Co., Mo.

 

MARRIED - At the residence of S.A. REPPY, in Hillsboro, Mo., on the 21st inst. by Rev. J. MORRIS. Thomas H. McMULLIN and Miss Elizabeth REPPY. We hope that this is their beginning of a long, happy and prosperous life, and that during the voyage no wave of trouble may mar the bright and pleasant picture which they are now enjoying in anticipation.

 

On the 10th inst. at the Presbyterian Church in DeSoto, by Rev. J.R. ARMSTRONG.  Mr. Charles A. BAINBRIDGE to Miss Jessie J. BISKEL(?) of Westborough, Vt. The church was crowed by the friends of the happy couple, who had assembled to, by their presence, show their respect and good wishes to the newly married in their new relations. We congratulate them both and wish them a long and happy life.

 

PROBATE COURT -  A session of the Probate Court was held on the 15th and 16th instants, at which the following business was transacted: - The following demands were allowed against the estate of Henry GASCHE, deceased.

In f'r of Henry W. GASCHE, minor,        143.34

In f'r of Anna L. GASCHE, minor,         143.34

In f'r of Emily GASCHE, minor            143.34

In f'r of Willie JAHN, minor             522.80

In f'r of Homer JAHN, minor              522.80

 

Emily GASCHE chose J.E. WALKER, as her Guardian, and his bond in the sum of $300, was filed and approved.

 

Nancy E. LANHAM, chose Sullivan FRAZIER, as her Guardian, and he filed bond in the sum of $800, which was approved.

 

ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE - Notice is hereby given that the undersigned Public Administrator of Jefferson County, Mo., has taken charge of the estate of James HENSLEY, Sr., deceased. Persons having claims against said estate are required to present them for allowance within one year from this date, or they may be presented within two years from said date they will be forever barred.  Given under my hand this 21st day of July, 1873.  W.P ADAIR, Pub. Admr., Jeff. Co. Mo.

 

FRIDAY, 5 SEPTEMBER 1873

 

MARRIED - GRAY - HUNT.  On Sunday 24th of August, 1873, at the residence of H.M. PARKER, Esq., in Sulphur Springs, Jefferson county, Mo., Gabriel C. GRAY to Miss Mary F. HUNT, daughter of Wilson P. HUNT, Esq. all of Monroe County, State of Illinois.

 

DIED - At her residence in Jefferson county, on Sunday, the 31st of August, 1873, at the age of 33 years. Mrs. Mary M., wife of D.L. CLEMENS, formerly of St. Louis. She was buried in Hillsboro on Monday, the 1st instant, and the funeral was largely attended by her friends. 

 

MARRIED - September 2, 1873, at the residence of Reed McCORMACK, in Hematite, Mo., by Rev. J.A. RUSSEL, Mr.  Richard COX to Miss Rebecca KINNEY.  Both of Plattin township.

 

September 3, 1873, at the residence of J.W.A. MILLER, by Rev. J.M. HENSLEY, Mr. Wm. SHELTON to Mrs.  Ann TAYLOR.  Both of Central township.

 

Two more widowers are out of the way, and the young men will rejoice accordingly.

 

Robert WHITEHEAD was fined last Friday, by Esq. HAESSEL, $25. for assaulting and beating Richard MAUPIN, in his (MAUPIN's) house. The affair originated on account of a quarrel between MAUPIN and WHITEHEAD's sister, and was entirely uncalled for.

 

A very sad and probably fatal accident occurred last Friday to Mr. William GRAHAM, of  Big River township. While unhitching a pair of mules, one of them kicked him, striking him just over the left eye and breaking the skull. Doctors BRUCE and EVANS are attending on him, and we hope that under their skillful treatment he will recover. Mr. GRAHAM is one of our best citizens, and would be a great loss to the community, as well as to his motherless children.

 

CIRCUIT COURT PROCEEDINGS - Isaac WIDEMAN vs. James L. WIDEMAN. Plaintiff ruled to give bond for cost, to be filed 20 days before the next term of court.

 

CIRCUIT COURT PROCEEDINGS - Mary Jane CHAMBERS vs. Wm. E. CHAMBERS.

Divorce granted plaintiff, also the care and custody of her children.

 

CIRCUIT COURT PROCEEDINGS - Isaac F. WIDEMAN vs. James L. WIDEMAN,

appeal dismissed, and judgment against James L. for cost.

 

FRIDAY, 12 SEPTEMBER 1873

 

MARRIED - At the residence of Geo. ROBERTSON, DeSoto, Mo., Sept. 22, by C.H. BISSETT, J.P., Mr. Emile MEFRAND, of St. Louis and Miss Mary J. FLEMING, of Jefferson County.

 

OBITUARY - DIED -- In   Grant County, Wis., Sept. 7th, 1873, aged 78 years, Benjamin LUCKEY, father of A.J. LUCKEY, of Jefferson county, MO.

 

DIED - In DeSoto, MO., Aug. 15th, 1873, aged 23 years,  9 months and 21 days, Miss Danie E. LUCKEY, daughter of A.J. and Ruth D. LUCKEY, of Jefferson county, formerly of Bradford, Rock County, Wisc. Miss LUCKEY was a very amiable and intelligent young lady, and was esteemed by all her acquaintances.  She was the author of the 'lines on death of Maud MANN.

 

FRIDAY, 3 OCTOBER 1873

 

COUNTY COURT PROCEEDINGS - Sept. Term, 1873 - Frank CAMPBELL resigned as Overseer, of Dist. 32, and Allen MANESS was appointed in his place.

 

The following were granted dram-shop license for six months:  Wm. FRITTER, R.J. BOSS, M.A. DOUTHETT and Lawrence O'BRIEN.

 

Proceedings of inquest by C.H. BISSETT, deputy coroner, over body of an unknown man, at DeSoto, approved, and bill of $26.25 allowed: also fee bill for inquest over body of Dan O'BRIEN allowed for $19.50.

 

MARRIED - At the residence of the bride's father, on the Plattin, September 26, 1873, by Rev. J. RUSSEL, Mr. W.G. BOYCE to Miss Ella DONNELL; all of Jefferson county,  Mo. If a fellow deserves congratulation for carrying off one of the fairest and best girls of the county, then Billy comes in for a large share of it, for this is the prize he won. May he never meet with worse luck--better he cannot.

 

At St. Louis, Sept 23, 1873, by Rev. ---- LEWIS, Mr. Wm. C. HESSER, of Victoria, to Miss K.J. HARLEY, of Pennsylvania. Mr. HESSE is of the firm of HESSE & COFFEE, the new proprietors of the Victoria House.  He seems to like the partnership business, as he has taken another partner into the firm. The last partner is for life - which we hope may be a long and happy one - and we congratulate Mr. H. on having attained to perfect manhood

 

FRIDAY, 17 OCTOBER 1873

 

Judge Ira E. LEONARD of DeSoto, intends moving soon to Montana. He has been troubled for years with Asthma, and it has been so bad lately as to make a change of climate absolutely necessary for him. His leaving will make a vacancy in the office of Atty. for the St. Louis and I.M.R.R. Co., for which there are already several applicants. Differing politically we have had several tilts, but we do not --- anything on that scene. He has shown himself to be a lawyer of deep learning, and we hope his success this respect may attend him wherever he goes, and that he may soon enjoy that health without which life is a burden.

 

OBITUARY - DIED - Oct. 7th, 1873, at her home in Hematite, Mo., Lucinda C., beloved wife of  Reed McCORMACK, aged 37 years, 9 months and 7 days.

 

Deceased leaves a husband and six children to mourn their loss. A kind and tender mother, and an affectionate wife; her death will be keenly felt in the family circle of which she was a member, and which has been so rudely broken by the hand of death. May God comfort the hearts of the sorrowing family, and may they be consoled by the thought that she is "not lost, but gone before."  A FRIEND.

 

DIED--At the residence of her son-in-law, Capt. Alex ZIEGLER, Jemima DOVER, aged 82 years, mother of the late Capt. O. DOVER, deceased. She has been a sufferer for two years, but she bore it with a Christian fortitude. She has been blind for ten years, and in her last sickness, which has been five weeks of intense suffering, she was sensible to the last moments. When her daughter asked her if she would like to see, she told her no, not in this world, and she wanted to open her eyes in heaven to meet her savior. She has been a member of the Baptist church for 57 years, which she was proud so tell her children, weeping around her sick couch, to follow her example, and that she was now ready, she had kept the faith. Oh! what a happy thought! She leaves three sons and two daughters to mourn for her, and many kind friends that knew her in her past life.  May she rest in peace.  Z.

 

FRIDAY, 3 OCTOBER 1873 - COUNTY COURT PROCEEDINGS - Mr. MARSDEN was also authorized to again advertise for bids for repairing the bridge connecting the towns of Kimmswick and Windsor Harbor.

 

FRIDAY, 31 OCTOBER 1873 - COUNTY COURT PROCEEDINGS - I.S. BAKER, Sam. MARSDEN and Leonard METTS were appointed commissioners to view and survey a new county road from what is known as the wolf spring on the county road from Antonio to Sulphur Springs--in a northeasterly direction through lands of John O'FALLON, Franz NESS and Booker RICHARDSON to intersect the State road a little  north of B. RICHARDSON's house--thence in the most practicable route in a northeasterly direction through lands of Skelton RICHARDSON and T. KIMM to the bridge over Rock creek near Kimmswick.

 

FRIDAY, 31 OCTOBER 1873

 

OBITUARY - DIED -- Oct. 20th, 1873, Teresa E. daughter of J.B. COFFIN of Victoria - aged 5 years 2 months and 16 days. She was buried at Calvary Cemetery in DeSoto.  Her stricken parents have the sympathy of their friends.

 

The following accounts were allowed against the county:

Conrad GLATT, for building bridge         33.50

J.B. DOVER, Co. Surveyor                  32.00

Geo. W. DODSON, wood                      14.87

J.H. MORSE, assisting in engineering roads 9.00

T. JARVIS, road Com.                       6.00

Thos. EAKEN, keeping a pauper             50.00

Chas. KYLE, blind man                     25.00

J.W. VERNON, for keeping Patch VERNON     60.00

L. PARTNEY, Sup't Co. farm               140.88

S. MARSDEN, road agent                    40.00

Jno. STEPHENS, road hand                   3.00

W.R. DONNELL, Co. Clk,                   224.60

R.W. McMULLIN, advertising and printing   32.50

Ernst DELF, road com.                      7.50

J.B. CRAFT, road Com                       7.50

I.S. BAKER, road Com. and Sur.            12.00

W.J. KIRK, for coffin and burying poor person       9.00

E. AMOR, goods for court house             4.30

E. AMOR, goods for Co. Farm               01.20

A. CALAHAN, sawing wood                    8.00

VANBECK & Co., for surveyor's record      12.25

J. LEUTZINGER, for stove                  13.25

Dr. PIPKIN, medical Att. to pauper.       31.00

R.M. WHITEHEAD, road Com.                  8.00

S.W. CRAWFORD, road Com                    6.00

I.S. BAKER, road Com. and Sur.            18.00

W.F. WILLIAMS, Co. Ct. Justice            10.00

A. YERGER,    Co. Ct. Justice             10.00

Jno. C. CAPE, Co. Ct. Justice             10.00

 

PURE BLOOD LECESTER AND COTSWOLD SHEEP - BERKSHIRE AND POLAND CHINA HOGS FOR SALE - The undersigned having a surplus of the above named sheep and hogs, will sell low for cash, or exchange for some good milch cows. Come and see my stock in the old Landon WILLIAMS place, 3 1\2 miles from Horine Station, Jeff. Co. Mo.                           James E. ROBINSON.

 

FRIDAY, 7 NOVEMBER 1873

 

MARRIED - BRODIE - BEAVERS - On the evening of Oct. 30th, 1873, at the residence of James BURGESS of Sulphur Springs, by Rev. Joel M. HENSLEY, Mr. J.W. BRODIE to Miss Mollie BEAVERS.

 

OBITUARY - DIED - at his residence near DeSoto on the 28th of October 1873, of typhoid fever, Allen BAINBRIDGE, age 65 years. Mr. BAINBRIDGE was a very intelligent citizen. He came to this county from Illinois about ten years ago, and embarked in the business of fruit raising, having the largest fruit farm in the county. He was a member of the Masonic fraternity and a church member and we have reasons to hope, a good Christian. He was the father of a large family of children, nearly all of whom are now grown up men and women -- respectable and useful members of society. His widow while sorrowing for her husband should remember to be thankful that her lot has been so much better than that enjoyed by the average of the human family.

 

FRIDAY, 14 NOVEMBER 1873

 

James HOPSON, DeSoto, Mo., has on hand all kinds of Yellow and White Pine, and Oak Lumber, Sash, Doors, Blinds, Brackets, Moulding, Balusters, Laths, Shingles, Wooden Guttering, etc., etc.  Also Paints, Lime etc., for sale cheap. He is also agent for Ricker's Little Washer, the best washing machine extant.

 

These hard times don't deter people from marrying, Mr. Maxwell WELCH of North Missouri, and Mrs. Nellie GLENN of Hillsboro, were married one day last week, and the wild boys of Hillsboro serenaded them last Friday night. The instruments used in the serenade were cow bells, tin pans, horns, dumb-bells, &c., which with a strong chorus of human screeches and yells furnished as unearthly music as was ever listened to. The bride and groom stood the din first rate but finally "come down" with a treat and the noise ceased. A great deal has been said against this charivariing, but we are disposed to think after all, that a little noise at the start is well enough, to prepare them for enduring noise which as a natural consequence, they will have to hear in the future.

 

We have very indefinite information of a big row at Horine's station last Saturday, which will probably result in the death of one of the participants. From the best information we can get, the facts are about as follows,  A lot of negroes got on a spree and were fighting among themselves with rocks and clubs; when a deputy constable accompanied by Mr. SCHLOFKA (both Germans) attempted to arrest some of them. They resisted pretty lively, and in the melee one of them was shot in the side and another got a severe lick on the head, both of them being disabled.  There were near twenty of the negroes against the two white men, but the whites got the better of the fight.  SCHLOFKA, who did the shooting, was tried before Esq. MOCKBEE on Monday and was acquitted on the evidence.

 

THE COUNTY FARM - There is an institution of the county known as the poor house, in which we are all interested in one way or another, and thinking that our readers, would like to know something about it, we here present a statement of the number and character of the present inmates.

     Nancy ESTEP, 80 years of age, is a native of Jefferson county, and has been in the poor house for many years.  She was badly crippled when an infant and was never able to do anything.

     Anna TOY aged 30, a native of Jefferson county is an idiot, has been in the poor house a long time and bids fair to spend many more years there.

     Ellen GOTT, aged 55 years, a native of Tennessee is blind, and has been there several years.

     Betsy HALE, (colored) formerly from Kentucky, is 56 years old and blind and has been on the county for several years.

     Thomas GOTT aged 16 is a native of Arkansas.  He is blind, and is a son of Ellen GOTT above mentioned.

     Minerva LIVINGSTON aged 60 is decrepit and crazy, and has been an inmate for several years.

     Harrison SMITH aged 5 was born at the poor house. His mother died there. He is a bright looking little boy, and ought to be adopted by someone.

     Archie JOHNSON of Jefferson county is a hopeless cripple, and has been at the poor house ten years or more.

     John RUSHKOPF, a German aged 67 years has lately been admitted.  He is crippled and infirm.

     Frank BLUN, a German aged 49 has been but a few weeks in this county.  He came here sick and helpless and was taken to the poor house, where he will probably spend the remainder of his days.

     John SPERY from Switzerland aged 60 sick and infirm has lately become an inmate.

     Henry LOVE from Ireland aged 57 is afflicted with ulcers.  He is a victim of intemperance, he has been nearly cured a time or two but on being discharged, he would work until he got money and then spend it for whiskey which would aggravate and inflame his old sores.

     Caroline CRAMER aged 40 years is insane and has not been long at the county farm.

As fast as the inmates become able to make a living for themselves they are discharged. Three being discharged last quarter. The county pays Mr. PARTNEY, the Superintendent, for feeding the paupers at the rate of $40.00 per annum for each pauper kept. He also gets the use of the farm and dwelling house. The clothing for the papers is paid for by the county, as is also their medical bills.

 

MARRIED - RICHARDSON - STEWART   - Oct. 5th, 1873, by S. MEDLEY, J.P., Mr. Cornelius RICHARDSON to Miss Margaret STEWART, all of Jefferson County.

 

SULLENS - PRITCHETT  Oct. 29th, 1873, by Samuel VANDEVER, Esq., of Fenton , Mo., Mr. Darius Alvin SULLENS, of Jefferson county, to Miss Julia A. PRITCHETT of Franklin county,  Mo.

 

OBITUARY - DIED - At the Victoria House, on the 20th of Oct, 1873, at 5 minutes past 1 P.M., after a short illness, Teresa Eavensal, only daughter of Mattie and J.B. COFFIN, aged 5 years, 2 months and 16 days.

 

DIED --  Oct. 31st 1873, Lucinda C. youngest child of Reed and Lucinda C. McCORMACK, aged 1 year and 15 days. Again has the angel of death visited this afflicted family, and snatched from their midst their darling little "Katy" and taken her to join her sainted mother.  "Suffer little children, come unto me, for such are the kingdom of heaven."  A FRIEND. Hematite, Mo., Nov. 11th 1873.

 

FRIDAY, 28 NOVEMBER 1873

 

Two sales of Hillsboro real estate took place last week. The first was that of the Catholic Church Mr. VEITH who built the church, borrowed some money from P.J. HURK of St. Louis, to pay for some material &c., and gave his note for the same; the bishop securing the note by a deed of trust on the church.  The note was not paid and Mr. HURK had the church sold under the deed of trust, buying it for the sum of seven hundred seventy five dollars. The second sale was that of the farm and residence of Samuel A. REPPY, to John MATLOCK of Pike county, Arkansas for $25,000.00. Mr. REPPY has been lucky in disposing of his place at a good price, though we cannot say that he got any too much for it.

 

MARRIED - CAPE - CRAIG. On the 4th of November, 1873, by Rev. Wm. McKAY, Judge John C. CAPE to Mrs. Elizabeth CRAIG. The above fully explains and answers the question: --  "What is the cause of Judge CAPE looking so smiling and well pleased? He is usually the soberest looking judge on the bench." The Judge has a right to be pleased with himself and the rest of mankind; after having remained a widower twelve years, and having, after seven long years of courtship, (the same length of time served by Jacob of old,) succeeded in securing one to share with him his joys and sorrows. We congratulate him and his other half too.

 

COUNTY COURT - Grand Jurors drawn -- Isham DODSON, Chas. SWINGLER, Wm. MANION, Gus. SPILKER, Geo. M. WECHETT, Benj. F. WINER, David A. THOMPSON, Wm. HAVERSTICK, Sr., Jno. TILLISON, Sam'l MARSDEN, Chas. GILLMAN, Thornton, Barney WYNN, Henry SEEMEL, M. SIMEN, Tho's J. JONES, Wm. STROUT, Jr., Jno. STEPHENS.  Petit Jurors drawn:  Tho's. L. McCORMACK, Bernard CREAN, Lucas RASH, Elias BURGESS, Wm. J. KIRK, Joseph L. SALE, Sol. WELLS, Ed. SWIRK, Henry OGLE, C.F. GRALL, Ed. PORTER, Geo. W. McCORMACK, C.F. LEE, Jno. H. WINER, W.J. NULL, Robert RICHARDSON, Peter HUSKEY, Oliver CROMWELL, E.R. ENGLAND, Geo. FROST,  Willis BITTICK, Noah FAUBER, Arthur BURRELL, Tho's WELSCH.

 

NOTICE - Whereas, my wife, Elizabeth KESSLER, has left my bed and board, without any just cause or provocation.  I hereby warn all persons to not trust her on my account, as I will pay no bills of her contracting. Nov. 26, 1873, John Adam KESSLER.

 

ORDER OF PUBLICATION - In the Circuit Court of Jefferson county, State of Missouri, September term, A.D., 1873, September 20th 1873. Among other proceedings therein had, the following appears of record, viz: James HENSLEY, Jr., William DODSON, and Narcissa A. DODSON, his wife, James HUSKEY, John T. HUSKEY, William M. HUSKEY, Allen HUSKEY, Narcissa A. HUSKEY, wife of the said William M. HUSKEY, plaintiffs; vs.

William A. HENSLEY, Elias HUSKEY and Rebecca HUSKEY, his wife, Stephen HUSKEY and Juda HUSKEY, his wife, Bridges WILLIAMS, Hezekiah WILLIAMS, Sarah CALLAHAN, Jane WILLIAMS, Hiram WILLIAMS, William C. FINE and Mary A. FINE his wife, and Sarah HENSLEY, defendants.

Now at this day come the plaintiffs by their attorney, and it appearing to the satisfaction of the court, that the defendants, Bridges WILLIAMS, Hezekiah WILLIAMS, Sarah CALLAHAN and Jane WILLIAMS are non-residents of this State, it is ordered by the court that publication be made, notifying them that an action has been commenced against them by petition in the Circuit Court of Jefferson county, in the State of Missouri, the object and general nature of which is to obtain a decree of partition and division of the following described real estate, situate in Jefferson county, Missouri, to-wit:

  The south fractional half of the north west fractional quarter of section No. thirteen in township forty-one, north of range No. four east, containing forty 5-100 acres; also the north west fractional quarter of the north west fractional quarter of section No. thirteen, in township No. forty-one, north of range No. four east, containing fourteen 19-100 acres; also the north fractional half of the south west quarter of said section, township and range, containing seventy 63-100 acres; also the north fractional half of the south east quarter of section eleven, in township forty-one north of range four east, containing seventy-nine 71-100 acres; also the south west quarter of the south west quarter of section thirty-five, township forty-one, north of range four east, containing forty acres; also the south east quarter of the south west quarter, and south west quarter of the south east quarter of section thirty, in township forty- two, north of range four east, containing eighty acres; and also the west half of the north east quarter of section thirty-one, in township forty-two, north of range No. four east, containing fifty-two 58-100 acres; also a tract of one hundred acres, being the tract on which James HENSLEY, Sr., died, described as follows:  Beginning at the north corner of United States Survey No. 2018, thence south fifty-five degrees east, forty-two 25-100 chains; thence south thirty- five degrees west, twenty-three 34-100 chains, thence  north fifty-six degrees west. chains to the north west boundary line of said survey; thence north thirty-five degrees est, to the place of beginning. Also the following described piece or parcel of land, viz: Beginning at the most eastern corner of said survey No.  2018, thence north fifty-five degrees west, thirty-seven   75-100 chains to the north east corner of the said hundred acre tract above described; thence south thirty-five degrees west, twenty-one 50-100 chains; thence south sixty-four degrees east, to Sandy creek; thence down Sandy creek to a point fourteen 25-100 chains from the north east boundary line of said survey; thence south fifty-five degrees east the south east boundary of said survey; thence north thirty-five degrees east, fourteen 25-100 chains to the place of beginning, containing sixty acres more or less, and that said defendants are each entitled to one forty- eight of said land, subject to the life estate therein, of their father, and, also, to the dower interest of Sarah HENSLEY. And unless they be and appear at the next term of said court, to be holden at the Court House in Hillsboro, in the county of Jefferson, on the second Monday of January next, and on or before the sixth day thereof, judgment will be rendered according to the prayer of the petition herein. It is further ordered that a copy hereof be published in the Jefferson Democrat, a newspaper published in the county of Jefferson, for four weeks successively, the last insertion to be at least four weeks before the commencement of the next term of this court, and this case is continued.

     A true copy from the record.  Witness W.S. BOYCE, Clerk of said Court, with the seal thereof hereunto affixed, at office, Oct. 28th 1873. W.S. BOYCE, Clerk, By C. Tho. HORINE, Dep't.

 

FRIDAY, 5 DECEMBER 1873

 

COUNTY COURT PROCEEDINGS - S. MARSDEN, Road Agent reported that B. KLIEN had finished according to contract the job of repairing the bridge across Rock Creek at Kimmswick.  The report was accepted and a county warrant for $275.00 issued to KLIEN.

 

COUNTY COURT PROCEEDINGS - The following proceedings were had at the special term of County Court last week, in addition to what we published in our last issue. - $30.00 were appropriated for support of Martha O'BRIEN, a poor person.

 

COUNTY COURT PROCEEDINGS - Wm. LOSECHE was granted license to keep a wine and beer saloon at his stand in DeSoto.

 

FRIDAY, 12 DECEMBER 1873

 

The Joachim creek got on a rampage last week and was past fording. W.R. DONNELL, C.T. HORINE and Ye editor had the pleasure of a walk around by SMITH's bridge to get home on their return from St. Louis.

 

OBITUARY - DIED--Nov. 25th, 1873, Thomas WILLIAMS, aged 60 years, 7 months and 19 days. Mr. WILLIAMS was born in South Carolina, but was brought to this county by his father, when he was but nine years old, and lived the remaining sixty years of his life within six miles of Hillsboro. He was, for forty years, a member of the  Baptist Church, and lived a straightforward, honorable and Christian life. He raised a family of eight children, seven of whom are still living, including ex- Sheriff John. His wife, who for so many years shared his joys and sorrows, is still living. Mr. WILLIAMS' character is fully shown by the following facts, which constitute a record of which his children may well be proud. He accumulated considerable property by honest industry, and was a "well to do" farmer; was never sued more than twice in his life, and the amount of judgments obtained against him was two dollars; and he only sued two men in his time, which is strong proof of his honesty, and peaceful disposition.

 

DIED - At the residence of S.H. MEAD, in Plattin township, on the 27th of Nov. 1873, Mrs. Mary BROOKS, wife of James M. BROOKS, aged 30 years. Mrs. BROOKS was a kind and affectionate wife, and a fond mother. None knew her but to love her; and her sad and lonely companion, and orphaned children, are not alone in mourning the untimely loss of so good and kind a friend.  She suffered long, but with patience, and evinced a firm hope that she would live again in the bright realms of an eternal home.

 

FRIDAY, 19 DECEMBER 1873

 

Last week, on the I.M.R.R., was one of mingled mournfulness and gaiety. Four deaths during the week, three of them among road employees. On Friday last Joseph OPIE, long and favorably known as a popular Freight conductor on this road, died at Belmont of consumption. He has been suffering for some time; had gone to Colorado for his health, and returned but to die. On the same day (Dec. 5) Charles SCHUAB, (who had an interest in the brick yard near the DeSoto Fair Grounds,) was out hunting and while crossing a fence, the top rail rolled from under him causing him to fall; his gun discharged, the contents entering his head, causing instant death.

 

On Saturday last, William McCABE, (12 years old) a son of Pat. McCABE, who keeps a boarding house at Iron Mountain, received injuries from which he died that night. He got on number 18 (an iron train, that runs from Iron Mountain, to St. Louis,) and while it was in motion attempted to cross from the Caboose, to the rear ore car, he missed his step, fell through and had both legs cut off above the knee.

 

Still another case of peculiar sadness, closes the painful record.  Mr. Wm. MURPHY, Engineer of Engine No. 71, died in Iowa last week; he had but lately gone there to attend the funeral of his mother.  is engine passed through DeSoto one day last week draped in mourning.

 

PROBATE COURT PROCEEDINGS - DEC. TERM, 1873 - Martin HOHL, appointed guardian of Alvira ZIMMERMAN, bond $100.

 

OBITUARY - DIED -- On Thursday, Dec. 11th, 1873, at 5 o'clock A.M. of Congestion, George Albert BROWN, youngest child of Isaac H. and Ettie L. BROWN; age 2 years, and 18 days. If they love their children most derive an unknown pleasure to the childless, they also suffer in the loss of those sweet heart-bands an agony more intense than tongue can utter or pen describe. May we hope that the joy of a recognition in that other life may atone for all the bitter pangs of grief occasioned by the separation here. St. Louis papers please copy.

 

MARRIED - O'DONNELL - MENSER. At DeSoto, Nov. 23, 1873, by Rev. J.C. DOWNER, William O'DONNELL, of Stark county, Ohio to Miss Cassie MENSER, of Jefferson county, Mo.

 

FRIDAY, 2 JANUARY 1874

 

DeSoto people have a fondness for public weddings, and so, to gratify their tastes, (no doubt) the ceremony was performed on Christmas Eve, in the Presbyterian Church. The building was crowded to its fullest capacity; beautiful and tasteful festoons decked the walls, and, at the appointed hour, the bride's wish their swain's entered the church; proceeded up the aisle, and there and then, with the assistance of the officiating clergymen, were made one, (I don't mean the whole four were made one.)  The Rev. Mr. ARMSTRONG, performed the ceremony, uniting "for life," Miss Fannie M. FURGUSON, of DeSoto, and Robert J. BRICKER, of Carbondale, Illinois; the Rev. Mr. MORRIS, of the DeSoto M.E. church, did the business for Miss Lida CADY, and Ham. N. JENKINS, both of DeSoto.

 

Jeremiah STEWART, an old citizen of Jefferson county, was buried in the Hillsboro graveyard last Monday.

 

In Hillsboro, the main incidents of the occasion were the wedding of Mr., Jas. O. WILLIAMS and Mrs. Harriet COOK; and the Sunday School Christmas tree and concert. The wedding occurred Wednesday at noon; a large number of friends and neighbors of the parties were present, and ample justice done to the wedding dinner.

 

MARRIED - WILLIAMS - COOK. -- In Hillsboro, on Wednesday, Dec. 24th, 1873, by Judge Jos. J. WILLIAMS, Mr. James O. WILLIAMS and Mrs. Harriet COOK.

 

BRICKER - FERGUSON. -- In DeSoto, Wednesday, Dec. 24th, by Rev. ARMSTRONG, Mrs. Robert J. BRICKER to Miss Fannie FERGUSON.

 

JENKINS - CADY. --  In DeSoto, Wednesday, Dec. 24th, 1873, by Rev. MORRIS, Mr. H.N. JENKINS to Miss Alida C. CADY.  All of DeSoto, Mo.

 

FRIDAY, 16 JANUARY 1874

 

EXECUTOR'S NOTICE - Notice is hereby given that Letters Testamentary on the estate of John McNAMEE, deceased, were granted to the undersigned, by the Probate Judge of Jefferson county, Mo., Dec. 18th, 1873. Persons having demands against said estate should present them for allowance within one year from the date of said letters, or they may be precluded from any benefit of said estate; and if not presented within two years from said date, they will be forever barred.  Jan. 14, 1874, Hugh McNAMEE,               Executor of said Est.

 

ADMINISTRATRIX NOTICE - Notice is hereby given that Letters of Administration on the estate of Thos. THOMPSON, deceased, were granted to the undersigned, by the Probate Judge of Jefferson county, Mo., Dec. 18th, 1873. Persons having demands against said estate should present them for allowance within one year from the date of said letters, or they may be precluded from any benefit of said estate; and if not presented within two years from said date, they will be forever barred. Jan. 12, 1874, Margaret THOMPSON, Adm'x of said Est.

 

ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE - Notice is hereby given that Letters of Administration on the estate of Jacob HAMPEL, deceased, were granted to the undersigned by the Probate Judge of Jefferson county, Mo., on the 15th day of December, 1873.  Persons having claims against said estate should present them for allowance within one year from the date of said letters, or they may be precluded from any benefit of said estate; and if not presented within two years from said date, they will be forever barred.  John HAMPEL, Jan. 12th, 1874, Adm'r of said Est.

 

MARRIED - RICHARDSON - SMITH - On the 20th day of November, 1873, by S. MEDLEY, Esq., of Merrimac township, Mr. Absalom RICHARDSON to Miss Mary Jane SMITH.

 

McCAULY - STEWART    - On the 24th day of Dec. 1873, by S. MEDLEY, Esq. of Meramec township, Jr. James McCAULY to Miss Louisa STEWART. All of Merrimac township.

 

SMITH - HARNESS - On Sunday, Jan. 4th, 1874, by Rev. E. EAVES, John Noah to Miss Martha HARNESS.

 

OBITUARY - DIED--In DeSoto, Dec. 27th, 1873, Lilly May daughter of F.M. and Lavina McCORMACK, aged 2 years, 6 months and 17 days. She was a beautiful child, and loved and petted by all who knew her; and her loss is deeply mourned by her parents.

 

DIED - At her residence, in Joachim township, on Tuesday, the 29th day of December 1873, at half past 2 A.M., Mrs. Sarah A. STROUP, wife of William STROUP, Jr., and daughter of William and Mary BAGE, in the 35th year of her age. Mrs. STROUP was a very amiable and accomplished lady, respected and loved by all who knew her. Her loss is a sad blow to her stricken husband, and six little children, the youngest of which was but five days old, when its mother died. The babe has been adopted by its Aunt, Mrs. L.T. COSBY, of Victoria, and may never realize the loss of its mother.   The bereaved husband has our sincerest sympathies.

 

FRIDAY, 23 JANUARY 1874

 

Cupid has been around here already and with his dart pierced the heart of one Mr. RUDDER, who came along quietly as if in search of deer and I must say he was successful in his pursuits, for he found a "dear," and took from Belew one of its brightest gems in the person of Miss Amanda OGLE.  The Hymenal ceremony was performed at 6 o'clock P.M., Sunday Jan. 11th by the Rev. E. EAVES' and they have gone on their bridal tour.

 

DIED - At her residence, in Merrimac township, January 15th, 1874, Mrs. Mary GALVIN wife of John GALVIN, aged 22 years. Mrs. GALVIN was a very amiable lady and much respected by her acquaintances. Her loss is greatly felt by the stricken husband, while the motherless child but a few days old, will always suffer if it does not feel its mothers loss. Mrs.  G. was born and raised in New York and was the only child of James DONOHUE and wife and course occupied a prominent place in their affections, and her loss is greatly mourned by them.

 

The trial of Henry STEERMAN for the murder of Fred HELLER is progressing in the Circuit Court.  It took a long time to get a competent jury, as several after being summoned as jurymen, tried to render themselves incompetent by making enquiries all about the case. STEERMAN is out on a bond of $5,000, with George VOGT., Jno. ISFELT, Henry HOFFINESTER, Henry HEITS, Henry POLLMAN, Fritz BECK and G. VOMBACH, all substantial citizens of Merrimac township as his securities. His bond is only for his appearance from day to day during this term of court until his case is decided.

 

CIRCUIT COURT PROCEEDINGS - Anthony CAIN, of Ireland was made a citizen of the United States.

 

Narcissus J. LAKEMEIER vs. Joseph LAKEMEIER, for divorce; divorce granted to plaintiff, and judg't for $375.00 alimony.

 

Mary Jane CHAMBERS vs. W.E. CHAMBERS, divorce granted plaintiff.

 

Elmira V. BARNES vs. W.J. BARNES, divorce granted plaintiff.

 

FRIDAY, 30 JANUARY 1874

 

OBITUARY - DIED - At her residence, on Jones creek, Big River township, Jefferson county, Mo., Jan. 1st, 1874 at 6 p.m., Mrs. Lucinda HERRINGTON, wife of Joshua HERRINGTON, aged 58 years. Her illness was of but short duration, and during her suffering, she manifested great Christian fortitude, feeling confident of her acceptance with God. She seemed to have a presentment of her death, often exhorting her companion and children to weep not for her but to

meet her in heaven. She had been a consistent member of the Baptist church for 42 years, was a faithful wife and kind mother, and leaves many friends to mourn her departure. Mother, thou art gone, but we will not forget thee, for thou art now where often when on earth, thy spirit longed to be.  H.

  

FRIDAY, 6 FEBRUARY 1874

 

COUNTY COURT PROCEEDINGS - BAKER, MARSDEN and METTS, commissioners, reported survey of county road from Wolf Spring on Glaize Creek road, leading from Antonio to Sulphur Springs, to a point on the county road leading from Kimmswick, near the bridge over Rock Creek; having obtained rights of way for all that part west of the State road, and assessed damages done by that part east of the State road at $670. The Court accepted the report, and ordered that only that part of the road lying west of the State Road, be opened and established.

 

OBITUARY - DIED - At the residence of her father Alfred STEWART, in Merrimac township, January 27th, 1874, of typhoid Pneumonia, Miss. Lucretta STEWART, in the 15th year of age.

 

MARRIED - TYRE - SCOTT - Dec. 30th,   1873, by Esquire S. MEDLEY of Merrimac township, William TYRE to Miss OEDELIA A. SCOTT.  All of Jefferson county, Missouri.

 

FRIDAY, 20 FEBRUARY 1874

 

Mr. John SILVEY has discovered a remarkably rich lode of lead ore in SMITH's Diggings, on Fourche a Renault. At a depth of twenty feet, Mr. S. has come upon an opening from which he has taken chunks of ore weighing three hundred pounds. He has now reached solid ore having a thickness of five feet, and has not yet ascertained its width, although his drift is eight feet wide.  One hand can easily take out one thousand pounds per day. The prospect is on the land of Hon. F.B. KENNETT.  --  Potosi Independent.

 

MARRIED - DONNELL - McCORMACK.  At the residence of the bride's father in Hematite, February 12th, 1874, y Rev. J.L. McFARLAND, Mr. Thomas N. DONNELL to Miss Elba McCORMACK, daughter of Reed McCORMACK, Esq. Many friends of the happy couple were present to witness the important ceremony. Mr. McCORMACK gave them a fine wedding supper; and on the following day Mr. W.R. DONNELL, of Hillsboro, gave a sumptuous dinner, to which many of the friends of the bride and groom were invited, to welcome them on their start in life. It gives us pleasure to record the marriage of two worthy young people like these, and we would, with equal pleasure record the marriage of other young folks who were present to witness the ceremony. Further Particulars -- The Jefferson Democrat was remembered with plenty of wedding cake. This is an important part that is too often overlooked.

 

OBITUARY - DIED - Feb. 12th, at the residence of Thomas CHARLES, Esq., of an affection of the  heart,  Charles EVANS, aged 13 years. It is sad to chronicle the death of so promising a boy who had ingratiated himself with all, and particularly with Mr. and Mrs. CHARLES, and it is rare that the funeral of one so young is attended by such manifest sorrow, there being scarcely a pair of dry eyes at the services. Charlie had a presentiment of his fast approaching dissolution, for when the Dr. said telegraph to his father he is very ill, Charlie told them to tell him "I'm going to die."  And the beautiful snow that fell in such a frolic of wild glee next day, mantled another little new-made grave.

 

A friend writing to us from Pevely, informs us that the school at that place has been closed on account of Measles; also, that Col. FARRAR has sold the CLIFFTON farm near Pevely, to a gentleman who will make a dairy farm of it.

 

We are informed that Wm. AKE of Victoria, was married last Tuesday evening to a daughter of Davis WILLIAMS of Hematite, so it seems that AKE had other objects in view in getting a divorce, besides getting rid of his first wife.

 

MISCELLANEOUS - Parmelia A. THOMPSON chose S.M. BARROWS as Curator of her estate. Bond of $100 filed and approved.

 

FRIDAY, 27 FEBRUARY 1874

 

DIED - February 22d, 1874, at LeCYGNES, Ks., Lizzie, wife of A.G. FERGUSON, and daughter of John VINYARD, dec'd, of Jefferson county.

 

MARRIED - HERRINGTON - KERKOWSKI - February 15, 1874, by Rev. Wm. McKAY.  Mr. George HERRINGTON son of Joshua HERRINGTON of Big River, to Miss Henrietta KERKOWSKI, daughter of I. KERKOWSKI living near Hillsboro. We congratulate the young couple and wish them a happy and prosperous life.

 

BROWN -  GORHAM - At Trinity Church in DeSoto, Feb. 24th, 1874, Mr. Mores F. BROWN to Miss Allie A. GORHAM, by Rev. Dr. SCHUVIER. The bride was attended by Miss M. GORHAM, Mrs. R. BRICKER, while the groom was seconded by Mr. GOULD, H.N. JENKINS and R. BRICKER. After the ceremony was performed, the bridal party repaired to the residence of the bride's parents and partook of a splendid supper, after which they proceeded to the Library Hall and spent several pleasant hours in dancing. The happy pair has our sincere wishes that the event above chronicled, may be but the beginning of a long, pleasant and prosperous life. Cake received. Thanks.

 

MISCELLANEOUS - Parmelia A. THOMPSON chose S.M. BARROWS as Curator of her estate.  Bond of $100 filed and approved.

 

Henry STEINMEYER was appointed guardian of Henry MEYER minor. Bond of $900 required.

 

James KELLY chose T.C. KELLY as guardian.  Bond of $2000, approved.

 

C.W.S. VINYARD was appointed guardian of Edgar VINYARD.  Bond of $500 required.

 

Joshua HERRINGTON was appointed Curator of Henry and Anna HAVERSTICK. Bond of $100 each required.

 

John WILLIAMS was appointed Curator of estates of Ruth, Narcissa, Thomas, Elizabeth, James, Laura and Benjamin HENSLEY.  Bonds of $100 each, approved.

 

FRIDAY, 6 MARCH 1874

 

BEAT IT! - Wm. P. MAGUIRE was made happy last Sunday night. His wife presented him with a baby boy, weighing twelve pounds and three quarters of a pound. It speaks well for our county.

 

MARRIED - DITTMER -- DRYER -- At the residence of Capt. H.F. DITTMER of Merrimac township, on the 23d of Feb. 1874, by Esq. Henry SANNE, Mr. John F. DITTMER to Miss Anna L. DRYER.

 

BOYCE -- SARGET   - At Crystal City, Feb. 25th, 1874, Mr. John L. BOYCE to Miss Clara SARGENT, both of Jefferson county, Mo.

 

OBITUARY - DIED - At her residence near Cedar Hill, Jefferson county, Mo.., on the evening of Jan. 15th, of puerperal convulsion, Mary GALVIN, beloved wife of John GALVIN, and only daughter of James and Mary DONOHUE, late of New York, aged 22 years. Thus passed away one cannot soon be forgotten, especially by her grief stricken husband. Mrs. GALVIN was a dutiful child and a loving and obedient wife, possessing all those rare traits of character which make one worthy of the love and esteem of their friends, but in the language of the poet.

 

FRIDAY, 13 MARCH 1874

 

J.W. WEAVER and John DRYBREAD were coming from Rush Tower to Hillsboro, last Tuesday, on horseback, and in crossing the Plattin Creek, both horses got mired in the quicksand and fell, throwing their riders in the mud. Mr. WEAVER's horse stepped on his (WEAVER's) body, bruising him some, but without producing any serious injury.

 

MARRIED - KENNETT - BENSON - March 4th, 1874, at the residence of H.D. WASSON, by the Rev. Pope YEAMAN, Press G. KENNETT to Miss Ida BENSON. All of this county.

 

OBITUARY - With feelings of regret we chronicle the death of Mrs. Mary A. FOX, wife of Capt FOX, late of St. Louis, formerly a resident of this place and much valued citizen. Mrs. FOX was born in Glenham, New York and died in St. Louis, at the residence of Capt. FOX, March 2d, 1874, aged forty two years.  he funeral procession arrived hereby the mail train from St. Louis, on the morning of March 4th, bringing the remains of the deceased. The vast number assembled at the depot, and the long procession which followed the remains to the grave, fully demonstrated the sympathy and friendship which existed toward the relatives of the deceased.  We sympathize with the bereaved family, knowing that no earthly friend can fill her place in the hearts of loved ones at home. A kind mother, a watchful parent and a noble companion. She leaves a husband and seven children to mourn her loss.

 

             ON THE DEATH OF MRS. SARAH STROUP

                        Her work is done.

               Freed from the cares of life,

               From earthly pain and strife,

                      The goal is won.

 

                And shall we weep and sigh,

                 That she has passed away,

                  Unto a never ending day.

                    Beyond the azure sky

 

                    No, she sleeps well,

              Upon the Savior's loving breast;

                Her happy spirit is at rest,

                   Her joy, who can tell.

 

                Father, "thy will be done."

          Teach us to bow submissive to thy will;

           Our hearts sore grieved, with heavenly

                       Peace O! fill,

                  Through Christ thy son.

 

     Kimmswick, Mo.           S.F. OSHA.

 

For several years there has been in the Circuit Court of this county a suit of the widow and children of Noah WISE, dec'd, against Laura WISE, widow of Jonathan WISE dec'd, about a tract of land on Big River. The last scene of this family drama was enacted on the premises last week. Dep'ty  Sheriff WILLIAMS was sent to dispossess Laura WISE and give possession to the other parties.  He found not only Laura WISE in possession but also Elias WISE and family, and after a lively skirmish with the women and having his assistants to drag Elias out, he succeeded in getting the house cleared, and placed the plaintiffs in possession

 

Frank SPALDING, living near Pevely, cut and nearly killed a man named GORDON, on Thursday of last week. GORDON was working for SPALDING, and having found SPALDING's bottle of whiskey hid out near a spring, he took it to the house. SPALDING soon missed his bottle and returning to the house, he proceeded to raise a row with GORDON about it.  After quarreling a while he ordered GORDON to leave the house, and on his refusal to do so, pitched at him with a knife, striking him several times, but only making two wounds, one on the cheek and the other on the breast. The cut in the breast would have probably proven fatal, but the knife struck the breast bone, and did not penetrate very deep. SPALDING was pretty drunk at the time, and we understand there will be no persecution.

 

COUNTY COURT - There was County Court here on Monday and the following is the business transacted: The following list of jurors were drawn for next term of Circuit Court: Grand Jurors--Michael BOLY,  Roman SPITZ, M.F. BYRNE,   Wm. SHELTON, Geo. KIDD, Jr., Frank STOUCE, Henry KEUCK, Wm. GRAVES, Thos. BYRNS, A.C. NORTH, Chas. W. THOMAS, C.L. FOSTER, John HUSKEY, Jr., P.W. CUNNINGHAM, Geo. NEAL, James BLACKWELL, Martin HUSKEY, Allen MANESS.  Petit jurors:  Thos. J. DONNELL, Aaron PINSON, Jno. A. SHEPPARD, Jno. DRYBREAD, Chas. VINYARD, Chris. HELD, Leander MITCHELL, D.S. SMITH, Jno. McNULTY, Orson BAKER, Orson McCULLOCH, Levi McCULLOCH, John HOBSON, Jas. J. DAVIS, Sr., Thos. J. LEE, James STRICKLAND, Peter WILLIAMS, Cornelius M. MARSDEN, Jacob SHOULTZ, Samuel BRADY, John STOUCE, F.M. CADWALLADER, Isaac BURGAN, Meredith WILLIAMS.

 

PROBATE COURT PROCEEDINGS - MARCH TERM, 1874 - Patrick McINANY aged 15 years, chose Ellen DALTON, as guardian; bond of $200 filed and approved.

 

Bonds of Joshua HERRINGTON as guardian of H.C. and Anna R. HERRINGTON were approved.

 

Accounts were allowed against the following estates:  W.A. HENSLEY vs. Est. of James HENSLEY, tried by jury, and verdict rendered giving plaintiff $90.00

 

MARRIED - FORSYTHE -- PIPKIN -- March 10th, 1874, at the residence of the bride's father, by Rev. Wesley BROWNING, minister of M.E. Church South, of St. Louis, Mr. Robert FORSYTHE to Miss Ardell Eliza PIPKIN. Both of this county. Thus one by one the brightest and best girls of our county are changed into "old folks". However, such is their destiny, and we can't say but that we like to see the good work going on. We acknowledge the receipt of cake with thanks; wish the young couple a long and happy life and--- next.

 

OBITUARY - DIED -- At Avoca, Jefferson Co., Mo., March 10th, 1874, William HAMPTON WILKSON, son of James M. and Emily WILKSON, in the 24th year of his age.

 

DIED - Near DeSoto, Mo., Feb. 12, 1874, John Matthew HALE, infant son of George and Mary J. HALE; aged 5 days.

 

FRIDAY, 27 MARCH 1874

 

A DETAILED STATEMENT OF COUNTY WARRANTS ISSUED DURING THE YEAR ENDING FEB'Y 28, 1874.

 

March 8, 1873

E.F. HOBART & Co for stationery etc       25.51

I.H. BROWN, Co. School Sup't              70.00

Jacob BANER, taking poor pers'n to co. farm         5.00

R.W. McMULLIN, printing etc                8.00

Henry POHLMAN, building two bridges      100.00

Jos. J. WILLIAMS, painting desk in probate court room          5.00

VAN BECK, BARNARD & TINSLEY station'ry   217.10

W.R. DONNELL, clerk county court         106.25

Wm. S. BOYCE fee bill from circuit court 260.88

Jas. S. HENDERSON, treas lunatic asylum   83.03

Henry STELBRINK, traveling expenses       30.00

Henry STELBRINK, two locks for c't house   6.50

 

March 4, 1873

Jas. O. WILLIAMS, jailor                   7.20

T.B. MOSS, sheriff                        33.75

T.H. McMULLIN, indexing probate papers    33.50

I.N. McNUTT, medical attendance to pauper 16.00

Jas. F. FOSTER, boarding prisoner etc     18.00

Thos CARTER, taking care poor person      25.00

Antoine YERGER services co c't justice    10.00

John C. CAPE services co c't justice      10.00

W.F. WILLIAMS, services co c't justice    10.00

 

April 7, 1873

R.W. McMULLIN pub annual statement       100.00

Dr. H. BERKLEY, med att'n poor person     23.00

John C. CAPE taking care Jerome ADAMS poor person      35.00

A. GREEN, services prosecuting att'y     150.00

T.B. MOSS, services sheriff               13.00

T.B. MOSS, expense taking Mrs. McCOURT to lunatic asylum         120.38

T.B. MOSS, expense taking Mrs. GASCHE to lunatic asylum         136.85

R.W. McMULLIN, printing etc               32.00

Alex LEUTZINGER, wood for c't house       42.50

E. AMOR, boarding jury in GASCHE case     61.75

E. AMOR, goods for c't house and jail     36.70

 

April 21, 1873

Conrad GLATT buil'ing bridge and culvert  73.25

T.B. MOSS, Mrs. REICKET, a poor person    30.00

Tho's EVANS, Virginia BOWEN p'r person    16.40

A. SCHOOLMIER, Eliza KINDER, p'r person   67.00

John T. BURGESS, building bridge           5.00

Chas DOERGE, services road comm            8.00

H.N. HUNT, services road comm              8.00

Geo. CLINE, services road comm             8.00

Val TRISSELL, services road comm           3.00

J.B. DOVER, services road comm and su'r   20.00

Geo MARTIN, services road comm             8.00

W.A. WHITE, conveying insane person to Hillsboro         5.00

Wm. BRIDELL (marshal) bringing insane person to Hillsboro    8.00

 

April 22d, 1873

Dr. HOBSON, med att'n poor persons        25.00

Jno W. VERNON, keeping Patch VERNON       60.00

Louis PARTNEY, services sup't co farm    233.80

Joseph REPKA, Sarah BURGESS' support poor         person      20.00

George BURRIS keeping and taking care small-pox patients         75.00

 

April 23, 1873

Pat BYRNS witn's co b'd equalization       4.40

Adolf WEBER, witn's co b'd equalization    4.24

Sam MARSDEN, services road agent          68.09

A.M. TYLER; services wit's co b'd equal'n   2.24

J.W. STEPHENS, services wit's co b'd equal'n      2.60

J.F. FOSTER, services wit's co b'd equal'n 3.92

H. McCORMACK, services wit's co b'd equal'n   2.92

F. SHERMAN, services wit's co b'd equal'n  5.20

S. FRAZIER, services wit's co b'd equal'n  2.24

A.B. HENSLEY, services wit's co b'd equal'n   2.60

W. MOCKBEE, services wit's co b'd equal'n   2.44

W.J. WILLIAMS, services wit's co b'd equal'n      2.69

C.F. GRALL, services wit's co b'd equal'n  1.64

J. McDANIEL, services wit's co b'd equal'n 3.38

G. KIDD, services wit's co b'd equal'n     2.28

P. PIPKIN, services wit's co b'd equal'n   5.00

W.F. WILLIAMS, services, mem co b'd equal'n     30.00

J.B. DOVER, services, mem co b'd equal'n  21.00

J.C. CAPE, services, mem co b'd equal'n   30.00

J.M. GREER, services, mem co b'd equal'n  33.00

A. YERGER, services mem co b'd equal'n    33.00

Dr. C. PIPKIN, med at'n paup's co farm    24.00

E. AMOR, goods for county farm            78.90

A. HAESSEL, glazing in jail                2.70

E. AMOR, goods for c't house and jail     16.60

R. HOCKEN taking pauper co farm            4.00

W.R. DONNELL services co clerk           143.05

T.A. WILLIAMS, building fence round privy  5.60

A. CALAHAN sawing wood c't house          35.00

T.B. MOSS services sheriff                54.00

A. VINYARD, taking care small-pox cases   30.00

Chas KYLE blind man for his support       25.00

C.T. HORINE fees case REPPY vs. Co.       21.30

L.H. ALFORD, fees case REPPY vs. Co.      13.48

A. SCHOOLMIER, taxes refunded             21.40

 

April 24, 1873

Antoine YERGER, services co c't justice   20.00

J.C. CAPE, services co c't justice        20.00

W.F. WILLIAMS, services co c't justice    20.00

Dr. C. PIPKIN, examining Jno MOON as to his sanity or insanity     3.50

 

May 5 1873

Dr. L. JAMES, examining insane person      5.00

J.W. WILSON, services road overseer       39.50

R.G. BYRD, services road overseer          1.70

R.N. HUNT, services road overseer         31.50

R.W. McMULLIN, advertising                38.53

Wm. FRITTER, board and burying Wm. BOSCA poor person 13.00

J.H. MORSE, registering bonds etc         37.00

J.B. DOVER serv'es sur and comm'r         12.00

Geo. MARTIN, serv'es road comm'r           2.00

Chas DOERGE serv'es road comm'r            2.00

J.M. GREER, serv'es mem b'd appeals        9.00

J.C. CAPE, serv'es mem b'd appeals         9.00

W.F. WILLIAMS, serv'es mem b'd appeals     9.00

A. YERGER, serv'es mem b'd appeals         9.00

Jno CARVER, road overseer                 31.30

 

A DETAILED STATEMENT OF COUNTY WARRANTS ISSUED DURING THE YEAR ENDING FEB'Y 28, 1874.  (continued)

 

Jno CARVER, road overseer                 31.30

 

May 6, 1873

Jas O. WILLIAMS, services, jailor          2.40

H. POHLMAN, services road overseer        27.46

Geo. LONEY, services road overseer        18.82

Wm. DAY, services road overseer           30.37

J. BECHLER, services road overseer        25.25

D. BONACRE, services road overseer        53.28

L. HARTWEIN, services road overseer       22.76

W.J. WILLIAMS, services road overseer     15.15

W.J. WILLIAMS, services witn's b'd equal'n  1.00

X. KOHLER, services road overseer         12.00

W.R. DONNELL ser cl'k b'd appeals          9.00

 

May 7, 1873

T.B. MOSS, services sheriff                9.00

Jos. WHITE, services road overseer        46.23

H.S. CHRISTIAN, services road overseer    26.25

J.S. HENDERSON, treas lunatic asylum      82.61

Antoine YERGER, ser co c't justice        15.00

J.C. CAPE, ser co c't justice             15.00

W.F. WILLIAMS, ser co c't justice         15.00

 

June 9, 1873

Geo. BUSHCINI, services road overseer     17.05

G. GLATT, services road overseer          85.97

F. GRIMM, services road overseer          47.42

J.J. ENGLEBACK, services road overseer    16.00

J.W. VERNON, services road overseer       31.00

M.A. WIDEMAN, pay road hand                3.00

Geo. WILEY, pay road hand                  3.00

T.C. CARVER, pay road hand                 6.00

L. METTS, pay road comm'r                  4.00

Wm. METTS, pay road hand                   1.50

Jas. METTS, pay road hand                  1.50

J.B. DOVER, pay road comm'r and sur       22.00

R. WIDEMAN, pay road hand                  3.00

Wm. FLAMM, services road overseer           .60

J. SCHMIDT, services road overseer         3.50

J.T. GLENN, services road overseer        33.75

Wm. S. BOYCE, cir cl'k                    20.25

R. BROWN, road overseer                   11.39

J.O. WILLIAMS, services jailor           247.20

Wm. S. BOYCE, fee bill term cir court    169.52

E. AMOR, boarding jury                     6.50

T.J. JONES drugs co farm                   4.75

W.R. DONNELL services co clerk            69.80

W.R. DONNELL, stationery                   9.50

Ed. CASHELLS ser road overseer            12.00

Antoine YERGER ser co c't justice          5.00

J.C. CAPE ser co c't justice               5.00

W.F. WILLIAMS ser co c't justice           5.00

T.A. WILLIAMS, cl'ng and ner'bng c't h'se  3.00

T.B. MOSS, services sheriff              124.50

 

July 21, 1873

A. GREEN, services pros att'y            150.00

J.O. WILLIAMS, ser jailor                 23.40

L.J. RANKIN Jefferson county premiums the ag'l and mech'l ass'n      150.00

W.J. WILLIAMS ser road comm'r              8.00

Thos WELSH, ser road comm'r                6.25

J.W. WILSON, ser road comm'r               6.25

W.H. WALKER, ser road comm'r               4.00

I.H. BROWN, ser co sch'l sup't           106.50

E.F. HOBART bl'ks for sch'l officers       7.50

R.W. McMULLIN print'ng and pub'ing        20.00

J.B. DOVER ser road comm and sur          20.00

A.F. STEPHENS ser road hand                9.00

J.B. DOVER ser road comm and sur          15.00

J.S. CLEMENTS, white washing and repairing jail        30.00

D.S. SMITH service road comm'r             3.00

Chas MOWER services road comm'r            8.00

J. SANCHEL, services road hand             4.50

G. KELLER services road hand               1.50

L. ADAMS services road hand                7.50

T. HENSLEY, services road hand             6.00

J.N. DONNELL, services road hand           6.00

Wm. SHELTON services road comm'r          12.00

S. FRAZIER services road comm'r           10.00

J.W. VERNON keeping Patch VERNON          60.00

J.B. DOVER, services road comm and sur    30.00

H.R. DOVER, services road hand            19.50

 

July 22, 1873

I.S. BAKER services road comm and sur     13.00

J.R. RICHARDSON, services road comm        4.00

J.M. FREDERITZI, services road comm        4.00

F. GRIMM, services road comm               4.00

Wm. FLAMM, services road comm              4.00

Florence ARNOLD, taking care p'r person   25.00

I.S. BAKER services road comm and sur     20.00

R.M. BOOTH, services road comm             8.00

J. SCHMIDT, services road comm             8.00

F. SHERMAN, services road hand             3.75

W.F. SHERMAN, services road hand           3.00

J. SYKES, services road hand               3.00

J.L. WEAVER, services road hand            3.00

 

July 24, 1873

L. PARTNEY, sup't co farm                180.20

Dr. C. PIPKIN, med att'n paup'rs co farm  15.75

E. AMOR, goods c't house and jail         31.75

E. AMOR, goods co farm                    38.10

S. MARSDEN ser road ag't and comm'r       82.00

 

July 25, 1873

J. YERGER, material furnished and building        bridge      34.80

 

G.L. JOHNSTON, stationery                 28.00

Wm. FLAMM, services road comm'r            2.00

T.B. MOSS services sheriff                27.20

J.F. FOSTER ser wit b'd equal'n            2.92

P. HAWKINS (col'd) burying p'r prs'n      10.00

I.S. BAKER ser road comm'r and sur         5.00

A. MITCHELL, coll'r adv'g del list       367.50

W.R. DONNELL ser co clerk                586.91

J. RICHARDSON, ser road comm'r             2.00

 

July 26, 1873

Antoine YERGER ser co c't justice         30.00

J.C. CAPE ser co c't justice              30.00

W.F. WILLIAMS ser co c't justice          25.00

 

August 7, 1873

J.S. HENDERSON treas lunatic asylum       83.20

R.W. McMULLIN adv'g notice State Univeristy9.00

E. AMOR oak lumber                       132.50

Anton YERGER  ser co c't justice           5.00

J.C. CAPE, ser co c't justice              5.00

W.F. WILLIAMS ser co c't justice           5.00

 

September 22, 1873

Wm. S. BOYCE ser cir cl'k                 31.05

Wm. HENDRICKSON wit in case of REPPY vs county           26.95

P. JENNI goods for court house             5.70

T.B. MOSS service as sheriff             132.00

J.H. MORSE building gravel roads        1000.00

D.K. CADY care and burial expense of pauper      28.50

Jas O. WILLIAMS, jailor                   18.60

Eugene AMOR for lumber                   133.70

J.O. WILLIAMS jailor                      55.20

W.R. DONNELL, shades for ct house         14.00

Wm. CLARK, saw dust for ct room            5.00

E. AMOR goods for ct house & jail         13.90

Dr. Thos. JONES medicine for prisoners     2.00

R. MARSDEN hauling to co farm              2.50

A. GREEN prosecuting attorney            150.00

W.S. BOYCE circuit ct fee bills          263.47

 

September 24, 1873

R.W. McMULLIN printing                    15.00

Anton YERGER ser co c't justice           15.00

J.C. CAPE, ser co c't justice             15.00

W.F. WILLIAMS, ser co c't justice         15.00

 

October 20, 1873

C. GLATT services road overseer           35.50

F. VOGEL damages ass'd farm               62.50

J. REPKA, Sarah J. BURGESS poor person    20.00

J.B. DOVER ser r'd comm and sur           32.00

J.H. MORSE pay road hands                  9.00

T. JARVIS services road comm               6.00

G.W. DODSON wood court house              14.87

H.S. CHRISTIAN ser road overseer          27.15

 

October 21, 1873

T. EAKEN keeping pauper                   50.00

C. KYLE blind man appropr'd               25.00

T.H.R. SMITH sup't and physician lunatic asylum      15.00

J.W. VERNON keeping P. VERNON             60.00

L. PARTNEY, sup't county arm              40.88

S. MARSDEN ser road agent                140.00

J. STEPHENS ser road hand                  3.00

W.R. DONNELL ser co clerk                224.65

R.W. McMULLIN adv'g and prin'g            32.50

E. DELF services road comm'r               7.00

J.B. CRAFT services road comm'r            7.00

I.S. BAKER ser r'd comm and sur           12.00

W.J. KIRK coffin and burying p'r person    9.00

J.S. HENDERSON, treas lunatic as'm       212.00

A. CALAHAN sawing wood for c't house       8.00

J. LEUTZINGER stove cir clerk's office    13.25

E. AMOR goods for c't house                4.30

E. AMOR goods for county farm             91.20

Dr. C. PIPKIN med att'n paup'rs county farm        31.00

Anton YERGER ser co c't justice           10.00

J.C. CAPE ser co c't justice              10.00

W.F. WILLIAMS ser co c't justice          10.00

R.M. WHITEHEAD ser road comm               8.00

S.W. CRAWFORD ser road comm                6.00

I.S. BAKER ser road comm and sur          18.00

 

November 24, 1873

T. BYRNS, Martha O'BRIEN poor person      30.00

I.H. BROWN, co school sup't              100.00

L.F. HOBART & Co stationery               66.35

T.A. WILLIAMS conveying pauper county farm 1.50

J.H. WINER timber used in Maddox Mill bridge       5.01

W. BASTELEON work done screwing up Mad'x Mill b'dge        4.00

H. TUBBESING spikes etc on Maddox Mill bridge        .80

J. LEE blacksmith work on Maddox Mill bridge       1.50

B. KLEIN repairing Kimmswick bridge     275.00

 

November 25, 1873

C. SWINGLER mak'g 2 b'k ca's for co and cir cl'ks offices     6.50

G. DODSON wood for c't house             100.10

T.B. MOSS services sheriff                22.00

VAN BECK, BARNARD & TINSLEY stationery    14.25

C.T. HORINE services sheriff               2.00

E. AMOR stationery                        17.00

R.W. McMULLIN printing                     6.50

J.O. WILLIAMS board prisoner as jailor     4.80

Dr. C. PIPKIN med att'n co paup's         35.50

W. BOWEN haul'g 2 book cases from SWINGLERS to c't  house     1.00

W.R. DONNELL services co cl'k            107.75

W. MOCKBEE cost in crim cases             17.90

R.W. McMULLIN printing                    13.00

D.A. SULLENS witn's fees in case REPPY  vs Co       68.08

Anton YERGER ser co c't justice           10.00

J.C. CAPE ser co c't justice              10.00

W.F. WILLIAMS ser co c't justice          10.00

 

February 3, 1874

C. GLATT extra work on gr'l r'd           43.25

F. GRIMM extra work on gr'l r'd          150.50

W.J. KIRK bringing pauper to Hillsboro     5.00

W.S. BOYCE fees in Kimmswick road case    17.55

T.B. MOSS fees in Kimmswick road case     15.10

W.R. DONNELL fees in Kimmswick road case   2.42

J.E. COWAN transcript and docket fee supe't in COWAN road case       28.40

A. CALAHAN sawing wood                    75.00

T.A. WILLIAMS service as jailor           15.80

Dr. E.M. BURGESS medical attention to small pox patient          76.00

J. SEEMON nursing and boarding small pox         patient     74.25

F. GRIMM witness fee in Kimmswick road case         2.00

J.M. FREDERITZI witness same case          2.00

Jno. RICHARDSON witness same case          2.00

 

A DETAILED STATEMENT OF COUNTY WARRANTS ISSUED DURING THE YEAR ENDING FEB'Y 28, 1874.  (continued)

 

FRIDAY, 3 APRIL 1874

 

February 3, 1874

Chas SHOULTZ damages awarded by reason location of gr'l r'd on his land    100.00

L. PARTNEY, sup't county farm            189.07

Geo. W. DODSON wood                       29.10

J.M. FREDERITZIE, witness fee in Kimmswick road case    9.40

J.W. VERNON, keeping Patch VERNON         60.00

J.M. FREDERITZE, damages to stable and hay by small pox pauper    30.00

T.B. MOSS, services sheriff              172.00

J. Ed. WALKER, witness in case REPPY vs. Jeff County      20.30

I.S. BAKER, services road comm and sur    25.00

Len METTS, services road comm             10.00

J. McLEAN, services road hand              5.00

Ed. McLEAN, services road hand             5.00

D.F. LONGEHENY, services road hand         4.00

J.S. DOVER services road comm and sur     20.00

Wm. SHELTON, services road comm            4.00

J. MEDLEY, services road hand              3.00

H. MEDLEY, services road hand              1.50

E. DOVER, services road hand               3.00

H. DOVER, services road hand               1.50

J. STEPHENS, services road hand            3.25

Len METTS, services road hand              2.25

W. STEPHENS, services road hand            2.25

J. EVANS, services road hand               1.50

J.H. MORSE, services road hand             4.50

J. WILLIAMS, services road comm            4.00

J.B. DOVER, services road comm and sur    30.00

A. WILKERSON, gravel road damages         51.30

 

February 4, 1874

J.H. MORSE, building gravel roads     10,000.00

J.B. DOVER, wit fee Kimmswick r'd case     5.72

Flor ARNOLD, wit fee Kimmswick r'd case    8.40

C.A. SHULTZ, wit fee Kimmswick r'd case    8.40

J.W. SHEPPARD, wit fee Kimmswick r'd case  8.40

S. RICHARDSON, wit fee Kimmswick r'd case  8.40

Sam MARSDEN, wit fee Kimmswick r'd case    5.24

Martin MEYER, wit fee Kimmswick r'd case   5.20

Jesse WHITE, wit fee Kimmswick r'd case    5.20

Jno WINOM, wit fee Kimmswick r'd case      5.20

Jacob PRIESTER, wit fee Kimmswick r'd case 4.30

Xavier ARNOLD, wit fee Kimmswick r'd case  5.20

J. MUSE, wit fee Kimmswick r'd case        5.20

G. RAUSCHENBACH, wit fee Kimmswick r'd case5.20

H.L. MEYER, wit fee Kimmswick r'd case     5.20

Jacob MEYER, wit fee Kimmswick r'd case    5.20

L. HERRINGTON, wit fee Kimmswick r'd case  4.20

John OGLE, wit fee Kimmswick r'd case      2.12

Geo. MARTIN, wit fee Kimmswick r'd case    6.84

H.H. LONGEHENNY, wit fee Kimmswick r'd case         7.48

Dr. C. PIPKIN, med att'n county poor      37.50

Wash. STEPHENS, damage by location Fenton and Big River Gravel road      150.00

 

February 6, 1874

H. STELBRINK interest on gr'l r'd bonds   65.00

Wm. CLARK, taking pauper co farm           1.50

L.J. RANKIN, int on gravel road bonds      2.75

H. STELBRINK, services treas 1 yr        700.00

Jacob STRAUB, coffin for pauper            5.00

C.F. GRALL, services comm Fenton and Big River gravel road     14.00

J.J. JONES, drugs county paupers           6.05

W.R. DONNELL, services county clerk      121.23

E. AMOR, goods court house and jail       16.15

E. AMOR, goods county paupers             83.05

J. LEUTZINGER, stove pipe c't house        3.75

E. AMOR, board jury in STEERMAN case      71.50

D.L. JARVIS, goods court house             9.00

C.W. LANHAM, keeping and taking care pauper      10.00

G.L. JOHNSTON, copying and consolidat'g indexes to deeds in his place       100.00

S. MARSDEN, services road agent          100.00

W.S. BOYCE, stationery                    21.25

Anton YERGER, services co c't justice     25.00

Jno C. CAPE, services co c't justice      25.00

W.F. WILLIAMS, services co c't justice    25.00

Jno. C. CAPE, services co c't justice      5.00

Anton YERGER, services co c't justice      5.00

Jno M. GREER, services assessor          309.75

(This ends the expenditure list for Jefferson co.)

 

FRIDAY, 3 APRIL 1874

 

Mr. GREER, our county Assessor, is making a tour through southwest Missouri, in company with his brother.

 

We met Mr. Frank RAYBORG last week, on a Pacific R.R. train.  He was on his way to the silver mines of Utah Territory.

 

The Victoria House has again changed hands, Mr. J.G. RAPP now occupies it and is keeping a first class hotel.  He also furnishes feed and stabling for horses.

 

There has been a good deal of sickness here during the last two weeks, but we believe the sick are all recovering again.  Judge GREEN and two of his sons, have been the worst cases.

 

MARRIED - CROSS - SAPP - Feb. 28th, 1874, by William MOCKBEE, Esq., to R. CROSS to Mrs. Eliza SAPP.

 

PINSON - WADE - March 22nd, 1874, by William MOCKBEE, James M. PINSON, of St. Francois co., to Miss Eliza Jane WADE, daughter of W.P WADE of Horine.

 

FRIDAY, 10 APRIL 1874

 

DIED - At Maxville, Mo., April 3d 1874, aged 58 years and 27 days. Mrs. Margaret KIRK, beloved wife of Francis Kirk. Mrs. KIRK was an estimable lady, and much respected by her friends and acquaintances for her many amiable qualities. May her soul have eternal rest.  J.

 

Dissolution of Copartnership - Notice is hereby given that the partnership heretofore existing between myself and Wm. HASSE is dissolved. The undersigned is carrying on business at Victoria.  April 1, 1874, J.B. COFFIN.

 

APRIL 25th 1874

 

Pevely, MO - April 25th, 1874 - A brilliant affair occurred at Herculaneum on the 23d inst. At 1:30 p.m., we found assembled in the spacious parlor of Judge C.S. RANKIN beside the Judge's family, Col. L.J. RANKIN, son and daughter; Mr. and Mrs. BABCOCK, son and daughter, of St. Louis; Mrs. Gov. FLETCHER, son and daughter; Mr. H. RIDGELY, C.S. ALFORD, Maj. D.W. BRYANT, Miss Eliza HONEY and Mr. and Mrs. Thos. A. CHARLES, to witness the marriage of Miss Belle W. RANKIN to Mr. Fred G. BABCOCK, of Shreveport, Louisiana. Which was performed according to the beautiful and impressive Episcopal ceremony. - The Rev. John GILBREATH officiating. Among the most prominent presents received by the bride, we noted an immense wedding cake, presented by Capt. Alex ZEIGLER and lady, an elegant silver tea set, a fine case of very heavy silver spoons and forks, a beautifully designed butter dish in frosted silver, a massive silver waiter, a full china tea set, and one of those indispensables, a sewing machine, the last from Maj. BRYANT.

 

SHERIFF'S SALE - By virtue and authority of an execution issued from the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Jefferson county, Missouri, and to me, the undersigned Sheriff delivered in favor of R.W. McMULLIN, guardian of Susan M. RILEY, and against C.G. GREEN and Thomas ROBINSON, Jr., bearing date April 15th, 1874, and returnable to the May term 1874, thereof, I have levied it upon, and seized the following described real estate and property, lying and being in Jefferson county, Missouri, as the property of Thomas ROBINSON, Jr., and described as follows, to-wit: All that part or parcel of land lying and being in Jefferson county, Mo., known and described as the north west quarter of section twenty-eight, in township forty-one, of range five east, excepting the parts sold by Thomas ROBINSON  to the following named parties to-wit: To Margaret Ann ROBINSON 41-33 acres, to Joseph G. ROBINSON 41.33 acres, and to James E. ROBINSON 36.14 acres, leaving the part herein contained 46.40 acres. Also all of the east half of section twenty-three, township forty-one, of range two east, that is in Jefferson county, Mo. containing two hundred acres, more or less. And I will, on Thursday, the 14the day of May, 1874, at the Court House door, in the town of Hillsboro, in the county of Jefferson, State of Missouri, between the hours of nine o'clock in the forenoon and five o'clock in the afternoon of that day, and during the session of the Circuit Court, sell all the right, title, claim estate and property, of the said Thomas ROBINSON, Jr., of, in, and to the above described real estate and property, for cash in hand, to the highest bidder, to satisfy said execution and costs. Dated at Hillsboro, this 13th day of April, A.D., 1874.  T.B. MOSS, Sheriff.

 

FRIDAY, 1 MAY 1874

 

OBITUARY - DIED - At Victoria Mo., April 24th, 1874, at the age of 64 years and 4 months, Miss Phoebe DUGAN, of Jefferson county, Mo. Miss DUGAN was a native of this county and the circle of her acquaintance was very large. Her friends and relations will be comforted in their sorrow by the assurance she gave that she was pardoned and accepted by her savior and would enjoy the better life in eternity. By her amiable disposition and life of usefulness, she had secured a host of friends, such as comparatively few are permitted to enjoy in this life, but as her last months here were months of sickness and pain, she doubtless welcomed the approach of the power that set her free.

 

FRIDAY, 8 MAY 1874

 

De Soto has had its sensation, a robbery and attempt at murder, and so keeps even with other important cities of the Union. On Wednesday evening of last week a ruffian entered the residence of Mr. L. SUTTON of that place, and robbed Mrs. SUTTON (she being alone at the time,) of sixty dollars in money, a gold watch, diamond ring, and other valuables. Mr. SUTTON's house is somewhat isolated but the fellow did not calculate on this fact alone for safety. He had evidently taken into consideration all the circumstances and made his attack in the day time, when Mr. SUTTON and his son were both absent. He tied Mrs. S. with a rope, and made several cuts at her with a pocket knife, cutting her slightly in the neck and on the arm, and succeeded in scaring her so that she could not make any noise while he was committing his depredations. As he stepped out on the back way, Mrs. SUTTON dragged herself to the front door, gave a scream and fainted. Her effort attracted the attention of the neighborhood, and assistance was soon rendered her, but no trace could be found of the thief.

 

MARRIED - GOWAN - UNDERWOOD - May 31, 1874, by Rev. J.T. McMULLIN, at his residence, Elemuel GOWAN and Mrs. Matilda UNDERWOOD, both of DeSoto, MO.

 

OBITUARY - DIED--April 24th, at Selma, MO., Eliza A. wife of G.B. TUCKER, aged 24 years 4 months and 7 days.

 

DIED - April 26th, 1874, at the residence of J.T. McMULLIN, Mrs. Elizabeth HILL, relict of Dr. Aranaugh HILL, aged 48 years. She was afflicted greatly for four months, but bore all her sufferings with a Christian fortitude and cheerful resignation. She became reconciled to die with the grim monster could no longer be averted, disposed of her two small children, in order that they may have good homes, and looked forward to her approaching dissolution without fear.  Her death was an exemplification of the triumph of a Christian's faith in Jesus over the sting of death and the grave.

 

COUNTY COURT PROCEEDINGS - The County Court has had a busy term this week, mostly settling with road overseers. The following is the business transacted the first two days: On testimony of citizens of Plattin township that Lot McDONALD a blind man is in a destitute condition, the sum of sixteen dollars was appropriated out of the county revenue for his support, two months from this date, and a warrant for the amount delivered to John T. BYRD.

 

The following accounts were allowed against the county.

Dr. E.E. EVANS, for med. attention to Mrs. HILL a poor person     $26.00

J.T. McMULLIN, care and funeral expenses of Mrs. HILL          31.00

E.F. HOBART, for school blanks             6.00

I.H. BROWN, Co. School Sup't             114.20

B. HINEY, road hand                        9.00

L. HINEY, road hand                        3.00

D. WILLIAMS, road hand                     7.50

J.B. COFFIN, road hand                     3.00

Ben ALLEN, road hand                       4.50

Fred YERGER, road hand                     4.50

H.L. DOVER, road hand                      1.50

J.B. DOVER, road commissioner             33.00

Louis RICHMAN, for support and burial of pauper           21.00

T.B. MOSS, Sheriff                        6.100

 

The following made settlements and received warrants for the amount due them:

J.W. VERNON         Dist 19                8.94

T. JARVIS           Dist 18               12.10

Jos BECHLER         Dist 24               47.55

Ed CASHELS          Dist 17               37.40

S.H. MEAD           Dist  7                5.68

J.W. WILSON         Dist  9                3.55

Jos YERGER          Dist 13               10.19

Xavier KOHLER       Dist 14               26.55

John CAREY          Dist 27               11.50

Conrad GLATT        Dist 13               96.04

Frank GRIMM         Dist  1               17.95

C.F. GRALL          Dist 24               32.50

Dan BONACRE         Dist 34               24.50

J.A. CREASEY        Dist 11               32.80

Geo LONEY           Dist 25               26.73

Henry POLLMAN       Dist 21               82.20

 

FRIDAY, 15 MAY 1874

 

OBITUARY - DIED - Near Vineland, Jefferson county, Mo., April 30th, 1874, after 16 months sickness of dropsy and heart disease, Vincent C. PULLEN, aged 55 years.

 

DIED - At the Victoria House, Victoria, Mo., April 29th, 1874, Ida May, adopted daughter of J.G.. and Rachel RAPP, aged 9 years and 3 months.

 

FRIDAY, 22 MAY 1874

 

OBITUARY - RICHARDSON - Died, May 4th, 1874, at Victoria, Mo., Mary RICHARDSON, relict of Allen RICHARDSON, aged 58 years and 4 months. She had been greatly afflicted for three or four months, but bore all her suffering with Christian fortitude, and when informed by the doctor that she must die, was not in the least excited, but calmly remarked, God's will be done.  A FRIEND.

 

FRIDAY, 29 MAY 1874

 

MARRIED - ROGERS - SMITH - At Victoria, Mo., on the 18th day of May, 1874, by C.W. CHRISTOPHER, J.P., Mr. John G. ROGERS and Mrs. Mary J. SMITH, all of Victoria.

 

PROBATE COURT PROCEEDINGS - May term, 1874 - W.H. GLAIZE guardian of Elmira GLAIZE, was ordered to make final settlement on estate.

 

Bond of Jacob FINK guardian of Elizabeth NAGEL, approved.

 

FRIDAY, 19 JUNE 1874

 

BASEBALL - The following is the names and positions of the players. HEAVY WEIGHTS Jessie MAUPIN, l.f.; R. ARRINGTON, c.; W. MITCHELL r.f.; D.L. JARVIS, s.s.; C.T. HORINE 2b.; W.H. H. THOMAS 3b; Henry FRAZIER 1b.; C. PIPKIN p.; and C. BYRNS c.f.;  LIGHT WEIGHTS G. ARMSTRONG s.s.; J.N. SMITH 3b.; C.R. HONEY p.; Frank JOHNSTON c.f.; R. ARMSTRONG c.; Wm. HAVENS 1b.; T.H. McMULLIN 2b.; L. A. GREEN l.f.; and J. SLOEPERR, f. The heavy weights scored 24 runs and the lights 55.

 

MARRIED - GREEN - SYKES- At DeSoto, Mo., June 4th 1874 by Rev. HASSETT, at his residence.  Mr. George W.T. GREEN, to Miss Sarah Ann SYKES, of Jefferson county, Mo.

 

On Thursday the 4th inst., Isaac P. WILLIAMS of Big River township attacked Thos. MANION in the road and stuck a knife in him.  A warrant has been issued for WILLIAMS, and as he will probably be tried this week, we refrain from giving any further particulars.

 

FRIDAY, 26 JUNE 1874

 

OBITUARY - GOWAN - Died June 12th 1874, Mrs. Elizabeth GOWAN, beloved wife of John GOWAN, aged 40 years, 7 months and 8 days. Mrs. GOWAN leaves ten children, one an infant five months old. She has been a faithful and consistent Christian for many years, and a member of the M.E. Church.  She was a kind mother and an affectionate wife, and her loss will be mourned by a large circle of friends and acquaintances, by all of whom she was beloved.  M.J.M.

 

PROBATE COURT PROCEEDINGS - June Term, 1874 - Henry D. ACHTER was appointed guardian of person and property of Lucy C. DAVIS, aged 6 years, and ordered to find bond in the sum of $100.

 

Letters of Administration of Wm. LONG on estate of Thos. E. MOTHERSHEAD were revoked for neglecting to settle, and disobeying orders of the Court.

 

Michael GALVIN guardian of Peter, Mary, Ann and Catharine WALSH fined, final settlements, which were continued till Sept term 1874.

 

FRIDAY, 10 JULY 1874

 

Taylor LANHAM and Eugene AMOR traded a few words last Saturday in AMOR's store when LANHAM jerked out a knife and made three thrusts at AMOR, one thrust taking effect and passing through the left arm near the shoulder. The cut was a deep one striking near the bone and has been somewhat painful, but has not prevented Mr. A. from going about. After doing the cutting LANHAM ran, mounted his horse and left with all the speed possible. We understand that the difficulty between the two men was about nearly nothing, and no one present apprehended any harm being done until it was all over.

 

MARRIED - SCANLAN - MARTIN -  At the residence of A. DORSEY, in Victoria, by Esq. C.W. CHRISTOPHER, July 5th, 1874, Thomas SCANLAN to Miss Lydia MARTIN.

 

OBITUARY - HERRINGTON - Died June 27th, 1873, Mrs. Martha HERRINGTON, wife of Louis M. HERRINGTON, in the 26th year of her age. She was interred on the 28th ult. and the funeral was preached by Elder McKAY. A large audience were in attendance.

 

Peter VANDERIPE, of Victoria, died very suddenly at his residence last Saturday morning.  He got up early to take the morning train for St. Louis, but complained of feeling badly and after taking a dose of pills and drinking a cup of coffee -- both of which he vomited up shortly after -- he laid down on a bed and died in a few minutes. Some of the neighbors suspicioned foul play, and requested an inquest, but at the inquest held Sunday morning, the jury returned a verdict that he came to his death from natural causes.  The body had decomposed so much that no post mortem examination was had, but all seemed satisfied with the verdict of the jury; and BREWSTER, the Coroner, gives it as his opinion that it was rheumatism of the heart that caused the death.

 

FRIDAY, 31 JULY 1874

 

COUNTY COURT PROCEEDINGS - Wm. CANNING was granted license for ferry at Kimmswick.

 

OBITUARY - HAWKINS -- Friday morning, July 24th, at his residence, near Hematite, Mo., Thomas Francis HAWKINS, after a short illness of cholera morbus, at the advanced age of 74 years, 11 months and 15 days. He was born in Coventry, England in 1799, and came to this country in 1856, lived 8 years in Iowa, since which time he has lived in Missouri. His wife whose death preceded his only five weeks, after a protracted and painful attack of dropsy; also lived to a ripe old age. Together they connected in early life with the Episcopal church, to which they remained till death; enjoying the confidence of all that knew them. They leave two sons and a daughter. The daughter has always remained with, and devoted her life to the comfort of her parents, and in their last sickness the brothers left their homes and business and did all in their power to assist and relieve their parents. Neighbors also gathered around by night and day. But they are gone.  We shall all miss them.  J.R.

 

COUNTY COURT PROCEEDINGS -  The following accounts were allowed against

the county.

Abner GREEN, Pros Atty                  $150.00

B. HINEY, helping engineer road            3.00

T.A. WILLIAMS, hauling paupers             6.00

Dr. C. PIPKIN, med attn to pauper         41.50

L. PARTNEY, Supt Co Farm                 179.75

J.C. HERRINGTON, coffin for pauper         5.00

B. HELTERBRAND, road hand                  6.00

Sam MEDLEY, road hand                      3.00

M. GALVIN, road hand                        .75

H.C. BONACRE, road hand                     .75

A. STEWART, road hand                      1.50

L. HINEY, road hand                        3.00

J.B. DOVER, Sur and Road Com              43.50

S. MARSDEN, road Agt                      68.00

A. MITCHELL, ad del list                 238.62

A. MITCHELL, salary as Coll              522.29

Thos DAVIS, hauling insane man to Hillsboro twice        8.50

T.J. JONES, drugs for paupers              3.95

W.R. DONNELL,  Co Clk                    550.50

Dr. SAPPER, attn to paupers               15.00

T.B. MOSS, Sheriff                        12.00

 

FRIDAY, 7 AUGUST 1874

 

OBITUARY - MOSS , At Sulphur Springs, July 31st., Freeman W. son of T.B. and Laverne L. MOSS, aged 5 years, 10 months and 21 days. Freeman was a bright little boy, idolized by his parents and as he was their only boy his loss will be greatly felt.  He suffered a long and painful illness, but is now released from it all and is where pain is not known.

 

GOWAN - At De Soto, July 29, of Cholera Morbus, James CHAMBERS(?) GOWAN, aged 79 years, 1 mo. and 27 days. Mr. GOWAN was born in Virginia and raised in Tennessee, came to Missouri in 1852, and was one of the first who settled in DeSoto. He possessed all the qualities of a good man and was respected and beloved by all who knew him. He was a man of peace and sobriety. He joined the M.E. church when quite a youth, and remained a faithful member till death.  He lived to see all of his children, 14 in number, grown up, the youngest being 29(?) years old.  The writer of this was present and saw him fall asleep in Jesus.  J.T.M.

 

MITCHELL - At Victoria, July 27th, Alfred MITCHELL, aged 67 years, 1 month and 3 days. Mr. MITCHELL was born in Kentucky, but came to this State while a young man, and has been a resident of Jefferson county for many years, and was known to nearly every man in the county. He was a man of positive convictions, and fearless in the expression of opinions, but was at the same time of such a kindly disposition always ready to accommodate and assist others, that we are convinced that he had not an enemy in the world. His life has been one of varied experience, and while he enjoyed the society of family and friends, with other comforts of life, he also had a full share of trouble and pain, but all the time maintained the character of a good an honorable man. The melancholy circumstances of his death, which we detailed last week, cast a gloom over the whole county, while to his wife and children, they were almost, unbearable. The verdict of all is, that in Mr. MITCHELL's death a good and useful citizen was lost.

 

OBITUARY - JOHNSTON - September 4th, 1874, General W. JOHNSTON, aged seventy. He was buried last Sunday within 20 feet of where he was born.  In his death the county loses another of its old land marks, a man who has watched her growth from a wild, uncultivated and almost uninhabited wilderness, to what we find it now. Seventy years have wrought a great change not only in the county but also in the babe who grew to manhood, battled through life the full term of years allotted to man--three score and ten, and is no more on earth. Mr. JOHNSTON led an active life, was in his younger days a great hunter and in fact never gave up his hunting as long as he could carry a gun, and like most of the hardy pioneers of his day was brave and generous. He was married twice, the last time about fifteen years ago. He raised a family of seven children, all of whom are living. His widow has many friends who sympathize with her in

her bereavement.

 

FRIDAY, 11 SEPTEMBER 1874

 

TOWNSHIP MEETING - Meetings were held last Saturday in the various townships, and delegates appointed to the County Convention to be held next Saturday. We have reports from the following:  Central Township: Judge J.J. WILLIAMS was elected chairman, and Dr. G.W. VINYARD, secretary. Motion was made and carried that the delegates be elected by ballot.  Chas VINYARD, D.L. JARVIS, Thos. OWENS, Sam'l BYRNS, H.P. BATES, S. FRAZIER, B. WYNN, S. MARSDEN, T.C. CARVER and D.L. HUSKEY were elected as delegates. Abner GREEN was elected as a member of the County Central Committee, Chas. SWINGLER and C.W. CHRISTOPHER were nominated as Justices of the Peace; F.H. WILLIAMS for Constable, and Jas. A. LAFOON for registering officer.

 

Big River Township: Chas. WALDRON, Henry VIVRETT, Jas. S. WILLIAMS, S. BARROWS, Jas. McCULLOCH, Stephen MARTIN, Wm. GRAHAM, Leroy DOVER, Joshua HERRINGTON and Peter STRICKLAND, were elected delegates.

 

Plattin Township:  C.F. LEE was chairman of the meeting, and Dr. E.E. EVANS, secretary.  J.L. WEAVER, Jno. T. BYRD, Thos. L. DONNELL, B.F. ENGLAND, W.S. BOYCE and F.H. GAINES were elected delegates; and C.F. LEE member of Central Committee.

 

REGISTRATION NOTICE - Notice is hereby given, that in compliance with an Act of the Legislature of the State of Missouri, entitled "an Act to provide for a uniform registration of voters, appointment of judges of election, and repealing all former acts relating thereto" approved March 10, 1874, it was ordered by the Court that a registration of votes be had at the several election districts throughout the county, on the 22d, 23d, 24th and 26th days of September, 1874; and that the same shall be held at the places hereinafter designated: and that said registration be made by the following named registrars heretofore appointed by the Court:   For Hematite precinct in Joachim township:  B.C. BERRY, Registrar.  For Pevely precinct in Joachim township; Tho's A. CHARLES, Registrar.

 

For McNAMEE's precinct in Merrimac township: John McCOURT, Registrar. For P.P. BYRNE's Mill precinct in Merrimac township, M.F. BYRNE, Registrar. For Houses Springs precinct in Merrimac township; George M. COWLES, Registrar; TUBESING's Store precinct in Merrimac township; Wm. FLANNIGAN, Registrar.

 

For Kimmswick precinct in Rock Township, Henry L. MEYER, Registrar. For Antonio precinct Rock township; Henry KEUCK, Registrar.  For Maxville precinct Rock township; Wm. J. KIRK, Registrar.

 

For Frumet precinct in Big River township;  Peter STRICKLAND, Registrar. For MAYFIELD's School House precinct in Big River township; Michael McKAY, Registrar.

 

For DeSoto precinct in Valle township:  H.N. JENKINS, Registrar. For Avoca precinct in Valle township; Salathial COLE, Registrar.

 

For McCORMACK's School House precinct in Plattin township; G.W. BYRD, Registrar. For Rush Tower precinct in Plattin Township; Jas. L. WEAVER, Registrar.

 

Hillsboro precinct in Central township; Jas. A. LAFOON, Registrar.  For Victoria precinct in Central township, Geo. W. VINYARD, Registrar. Witness my hand and the seal of the Co. Court hereto affixed, August 28th, 1874.  W.R. DONNELL, Co. Clerk,

 

FRIDAY, 25 SEPTEMBER 1874

 

MARRIED - HERK - BURGESS - At the residence of the bride's father, Thursday evening, Sept. 10th, 1874. by Rev. Joel M. HENSLEY.  Mr. Peter HERK, of Monroe county, Ill;., to Miss Mary E. BURGESS, of Sulphur Springs, Jeff. Co., Mo.

 

OBITUARY - YERGER - Died at his residence in Rock Township, Sept. 9th, 1874, Florian YERGER. (brother of Judge YERGER) in the -6th(?) year of his age. Mr. YERGER came with his father to this country when a child, in 1847. He served all through the late war as a Union Soldier and after the war was over, married and settled down as a quiet and industrious farmer.  He was a good man and useful citizen. He leaves a wife and four small children to mourn his loss.

 

FRIDAY, 16 OCTOBER 1874

 

Little Jimmy MAUPIN, aged 9, got his left arm broken last Saturday.  He attempted to walk across a bridge with his eyes shut and stepped off, falling to the ground below, a distance of four or five feet.  Both bones of the arm were broken.  Dr. PIPKIN attended him, and he is getting along pretty well.

 

TAKE NOTICE; - Whereas, my wife, Ida LEDDERMAN, has without just cause or provocation, left my bed and board on the 21st day of September, 1874, I hereby warn all person not to credit her on my account, as I will not pay any debts contracted by her.  Oct. 2, 1874,  Herman LEDDERMAN.

 

Wm. STROUP, Sr., was run over and killed by the cars, near Hematite, last Monday night. He was on a spree, and it is supposed had lain down on the track. His head was mashed. We have received no further particulars. 

 

FRIDAY, 23 OCTOBER 1874

 

Judge YERGER furnished us the following statement of wine manufactured this season in the neighborhood of Antonio:  A. YERGER, 1500 gallons; John KINSLEY, 700; E. BERGMEYER, 400;  A. FREITMAN, 200; Leo. KOHER, 150; J.G. KUCHELMASTER, 100; B. FREITMAN, 100; Jacob MILLER, 700; A. BURKHART, 800; George MARTIN, 150; Geo. VOGT, 500, and Jno. NANSEL, 150.  Total, 5,450 gallons.  This does not include all in that vicinity.

 

MARRIED - McCLAIN - ROWE - October 18th, 1874, by Rev. J.L. McFARLAND. Mr. Horace C. McCLAIN to Miss Francis A. ROWE, both of Jefferson county.

 

The officiating clergyman informs us that a number of the friends of the young people were present to welcome them on their start in life, and that a sumptuous marriage feast was provided, to which full justice was done by all - even ye Clergy. We wish the young couple unbounded success.

 

FRIDAY, 30 0CTOBER 1874

 

MARRIED - GAMACHE - THOMPSON,  Near Pevely, on the 15th inst., by Rev. J.C. DOWNER, Mr. Oscar GAMASCHE and Miss Mary F. THOMPSON, daughter of R.L. THOMPSON, Esq.

 

COUNTY COURT PROCEEDINGS - Oct. Term - 1874 - The following changes were made in judges of election:  W.P. HAMERICK at Hillsboro, in place of H.F. AHLVERS; Jas J. FOSTER at Pevely, in place of D.W. BRYANT; Nathan SLAWSON at DeSoto, in place of Sam'l PRENTISS; Richard McMULLIN at Avoca, in place of Thos. J. DONNELL.

 

The following accounts against the county were allowed, and warrants issued therefor:

Dr. W. EVANS, for medical attention to M. COCORAN    $10.00

Dr. W. EVANS, for medical attention to poor persons   15.00

W.S. BOYCE, on fee bills from Cir. ct.   80.16

R. WASHBURN, on fee bills from Cir Ct    5.85

T.B. MOSS, service as sheriff     79.00

Jas O. WILLIAMS, service as jailor       123.60

VAN BECK & Co., stationery        19.50

R & T.A. ENNIS, stationery     58.10

Jno C. HERRINGTON, coffin for poor person  5.00

W.R.  DONNELL, services as clerk   154.97

S. MARSDEN, road agent     105.00

Dr. SAPPER, medical attention to poor persons    33.00

Dr. PIPKIN, medical attention to co,y paupers   54.50

Dr. PIPKIN, medical attention to M. COCORAN    2.00

Dr. PIPKIN, examining Silas NULL, insane   1.00

Dr. BREWSTER, examining Silas NULL, insane 1.00

FLIETZ & GANAHL, lumber for Court House   42.32

Chas. SWINGLER, carpenter work in Court House   19.03

A. YERGER, Co Ct Justice      15.00

Jno. C. CAPE, Co Ct Justice     15.00

W.F. WILLIAMS, Co Ct Justice     15.00

Adjourned till 5th day of Nov., 1874.

 

FRIDAY, 6 NOVEMBER 1874

 

MARRIED - MILLER - POWEL - Oct. 29th, 1874, by Rev. E. EAVES, Mr. Albert MILLER to Miss Amelia POWEL, daughter of Wm. POWEL. All of Jefferson county, Mo.

 

FRIDAY, 20 NOVEMBER 1874

 

S.D. CARUTHERS, County Clerk of Madison county, Mo., and father of the Ed. of the Fredericktown 'Bee', died at his residence in Fredericktown last week. He was a very popular man in his county, and at the late election was re-elected clerk by a large majority.

 

MARRIED - CLEMENS - BROWN - Nov. 10th, 1874, by Joel M. HENSLEY.  Mr. D.L. CLEMENS to Miss Adaline BROWN. All of Jefferson county. We thought months ago on seeing the two together that this would make a good match, but we had no idea that the parties themselves had any thought that way. We congratulate them on the consummation, and have no doubt there are several widowers who are glad that Mr. CLEMENS is now out of their way.

 

PROBATE COURT PROCEEDINGS - Nov. Term, 1874 - Jas. SHULTZ, aged 14 chose Allan WILSON as his Guardian.  Bond of $200, filed and approved.

 

PROBATE COURT PROCEEDINGS - Nov. Term, 1874 - J.S.A. BURGESS, aged 14, chose Louis IEUDE as his Guardian.  Bond of $500. approved.

 

FRIDAY, 27 NOVEMBER 1874

 

OBITUARY - EAVES - Died Nov. 17th, 1874, of croup, James P., son of Elisha and Martha EAVES; aged 3 years.  He was a bright, intelligent boy, very healthy and strong; and his sudden transition from life to death was a severe shock to his parents.

 

GALVIN - Died at the residence of her mother, November 15th, Miss Mate GALVIN, in the 23d year of her age of typhoid pneumonia. She was an amiable young lady, a devoted Catholic and an obedient and dutiful child respected by all who knew her.  We sympathize with her bereaved mother for her deplorable loss.  May her soul rest in peace. P.

 

McMULLIN - Died at her home in Jefferson county, Mo., Nov. 1st, 1874, in the 69th year of her age, Mrs. Rebecca McMULLIN, wife of Robert McMULLIN, Sr. She had lived a life of usefulness, respected and beloved by all who knew her; was for over forty years a consistent and faithful member of the M.E. Church. Her house was always open to the Ministers of the Gospel regardless of denomination.  She was the mother of thirteen children, ten of whom are now living; who, with her bereaved companion, are left to mourn her loss. Her sufferings cannot be told as she was, during the last five months of her life, unable to sit up or help herself. May the Lord bless and comfort the aged husband and all the children, in this their bereavement. A Brother.

 

FRIDAY, 4 DECEMBER 1874

 

OBITUARY - KENNERLY - In St. Louis county, Nov. 15th, 1874, F.L. KENNERLY, aged 52 years, 2 months and 19 days. Mr., KENNERLY was an old and worthy citizen of St. Louis county, respected by all who knew him. His death was  very sudden and a great loss to the family. He leaves two brothers and four sisters to mourn his loss, and a large circle of friends to grieve for him. He was a good brother and kind friend, and is greatly missed, but we have yet a

hope, that hope is to meet him in heave. Epitaph - It is grief to part from those we so often met in this life.  C.B., Sulphur Springs, MO.

 

DONNELL - At his residence near DeSoto, Sunday, Nov. 29th, 1874, Elial DONNELL in the 84th year of his age. We have known Mr. DONNELL since our earliest recollection, in fact he was one of the first men we recollect of seeing and admiring when we were a wee boy. He then appeared to us as ripe from the grave, being then quite an old man, and suffering from infirmities. Years have passed since then, and we occasionally heard that Mr. DONNELL was still alive, but confined to his house, and since so many younger than he have passed away before him, we were quite surprised when we heard of his death. He was one of the old land marks of the county, one of its earliest settlers, always a prominent and useful citizen. He leaves many relations and friends, though he lived to see many of them laid in the grave. He was for many years a member of the M.E. Church South, and we believe that he is now enjoying that rest that remaineth for the children of God.

 

FRIDAY, 12 FEBRUARY 1875 - COUNTY COURT PROCEEDINGS - the petition for, and report of survey of road from Kimmswick to connect with the State road from Hillsboro to St. Louis which was continued over from the Oct. term, was taken up, and after hearing remonstrances, evidence and argument of attorneys, the road was ordered established as a county road. An appeal from its decision was taken by J.E. and E.B. COWAN attorneys for the objecting parties.

 

FRIDAY, 18 DECEMBER 1874

 

OBITUARY - DIED - On the 6th of Dec. 1878, at the residence of his mother, Mrs. Anne GALVIN, Michael GALVIN, aged 21 years.  Mrs. GALVIN lost her daughter about three weeks ago, and her husband a little over a year; leaving her the only inmate of her sad dwelling. She has the heartfelt sympathy of a large circle of friends in her bereavement.

 

DIED - On the 6th of Dec. 1874, Matthew LYNCH, aged 34 years. Mr. LYNCH was an honest, industrious, and useful citizen. Leaves a wife and five children to mourn his loss, and is deeply lamented by friends and neighbors, for he was always willing to assist and oblige those who stood in need.

 

DIED - On the 4th of Dec., 1874, Mary Anne, daughter of John GALVIN, of Maddox Mills, aged 11 months. Mr. GALVIN lost his wife about eleven months. He has the deep sympathy of a large number of friends, for he is a good friend to those who need his assistance.  C.

 

FRIDAY, 25 DECEMBER 1874

 

OBITUARY - DIED - At her residence near Victoria Mo., Dec. 18th, 1874, Mrs. Caroline PARKER (nee LEE), aged 44 years, 10 months and 25 days.

 

FRIDAY, 8 JANUARY 1875

 

Miss Theresa JAMES (aged about 17), daughter of Dr. JAMES, formerly of Victoria in this county, met with an untimely death on Monday of last week. She was crossing the Mississippi at Illinois Station, in a skiff. There were in the skiff Miss JAMES and three men, including the ferryman. The waves of a passing steamboat upset the skiff, and Miss JAMES was drowned. The men managed to get ashore. The above are the circumstances as related to us, but we cannot understand how an experienced ferryman would let his skiff be upset by waves from a steamboat, and there may have been some other causes for the calamity. The Doctor and his family have the sympathy of a host of friends here-----

(Unfortunately I missed making copy of the entire item, my apologies. C.M.)

 

OBITUARY - ARMSTRONG - At the residence of L.A. ARMSTRONG, near Victoria, Mo., Dec. 9th, 1874, William D. ARMSTRONG, aged 54 years, 11 months and 17 days. Mr. ARMSTRONG was a good, honorable man.  He leaves four children and many friends to mourn his loss, his wife having died 9 months previous to his death.  S.A.R.

 

OGLE - Died at his residence in Hematite, Dec. 30th, 1874, of pneumonia, Henry OGLE, aged 45 years. Mr. OGLE was one of the best citizens of the county, and his loss will be greatly felt, especially by his bereaved widow and four children.

 

FRIDAY, 25 JANUARY 1875

 

OBITUARY - MOONAN - At her residence, in Meramec township, Dec., 27, 1874, Miss Mary MOONAN, aged 20 years. Miss MOONAN, was a good and honorable, intelligent young lady, and her loss will be greatly felt, especially her mother and three brothers. The young folks of Merrimac township has lost three of their best companions and their loss will be greatly felt when they meet in social circles.

 

CIVIL CASES DISPOSED OF - E.M. BURGESS vs. H.M. BURGESS, for divorce.

 

Jas. D. HUSKEY vs. Elizabeth HUSKEY - divorce

 

Sarena KIDD vs. Thos. KIDD - divorce granted pl'ff

 

Jno. WILLIAMS vs. CARVER et al, partition, judg't for $40.42 taxes paid.

 

S.W. BOWMAN, Att'y, was admitted to practice at this bar.

 

John W. LINDWALEL was made a citizen.

 

The following were appointed Judges of election next Tuesday:  DeSoto -- John BALL(?), P.C. ZOLLMAN, T. JETTSCH(?).  Avoca --H. ROBERTS, G.G. JONES and W. HOLMAN.  Hillsboro -- T.H. McMULLIN, C. PIPKIN, and F.M. CARVER.  Victoria -- Charles VINYARD, James ALLEN and L.T. COSBY. McCORMACK's School House -- J.T. McCLAIN, J.A. CO--USEY and W.S. McCORMACK.  Rush Tower -- B.F. ENGLAND, Alec BARNES and Jno. N. CONN. Hematite -- R.M. McCORMACK, R.M. WHITEHEAD and Josiah NULL, Sr. Pevely -- J.J. DUNKLIN, T.A. CHARLES and Louis YEIDA.  Fumet -- J.S. WILLIAMS, D. BATE and S. MURRELL.  Mayfield's -- G.J. CACO, Wm. BRYAN and John MAYFIELD.  TUBBSING's -- T. BUCKLEY, Chas. SHEER and Peter CAFFREY.  House's Springs.  A.C. NORTH, Jno. R. BORAN and Isaac BURGAN. Byrne's Mill.  Patrick BYRNE, Jas EVERETT and Peter DUNNIGAN.  Maxville -- J.M. FREDERITZIE, Frank GRIMM and J.P SPECK.  Kimmswick, I.D. WATERS, J.W. CONDER and P. EDINGER.  Antonia -- Geo. MARTIN, Leo KOHLER and Fred. GEIB.  Bohemian Church -- Geo. BERSHEIM, Romaine SPITZ and Michael BOLY.

 

FRIDAY, 22 JANUARY 1875

 

Mrs. Catherine MARTIN, wife of George MARTIN of Antonio, died at her residence on the 12th inst., aged 55 years.  She leaves but one child, a son nearly grown.  Mr. MARTIN is an estimable citizen, and he has our sympathy in his bereavement.

 

A son of Robert VENN of Sulphur Springs, aged 14, died  last Tuesday from the effects of a fall on the ice while skating. The fall had occurred several days previous, and he had attended school two days afterwards, but was injured internally and the injured parts inflamed and caused his death.

 

FRIDAY, 5 FEBRUARY 1875

 

There now two prisoners in our county jail --Wm. ENRIGHT on his third visit and Charles MAY. a young man, on his first visit.  ENRIGHT was committed to the jail for three months by Esq. Wm. POWELL, on the affidavit of Mary ENRIGHT that her life was in danger of being taken by the said William. William is not of sane mind, and his mother takes this means of keeping him from harming her.  Charles MAY is accused, with James MAY and David KELLER, of burning a dwelling house belonging to George FRANS, and on having a hearing before Esq. ROQUET, he was sent to jail, there to remain until discharged by due course of the law.  The other two boys escaped. The house that was burned was unoccupied, and we do not know what evidence there is against MAY.

 

OBITUARY - BARNES - Died Jan. 8th, 1875, near Rush Tower.  Eleonora BARNES, aged 5 years, 8 months and 10 days.

 

DRYBREAD - Died Jan. 15th, 1875, near Rush Tower, Andrew J. DRYBREAD, aged -- years.

 

COUNTY COURT PROCEEDINGS - J.B. DOVER, Geo. MARTIN and Leo KOHLER were appointed commissioners to survey and mark out a private road for M.W. GROUSE, the road to begin near the northeast corner of w 1/2 sec. 27, town. 42, range 5; thence north eastwardly over lands belonging to Jas. T. MOSS, in same section; thence through lands of H. HEUNNE in section 23 thence through lands of LONGEHENNY and WILKER, to connect with the Glaize Creek road near the old KENDALL house.

 

COUNTY COURT PROCEEDINGS - Report of inquest by Esq. WADE, over body of McSLIDES, col'd, approved, and fee bill of $18.25 allowed.

 

Bond of Elijah MANESS, Constable of Big River township, approved.

 

Demands were allowed against the county as follows.

A.T. MOONEY, taking care of crazy woman and bringing her to Hillsboro    5.00

T.B. MOSS, sheriff, taking Silas M. NULL to lunatic asylum    41.35

T.B. MOSS, sheriff, taking Sto's CREASON(?), to lunatic asylum    78.75

W.R. DONNELL, advanced Lunatic Asylum for NULL   90.00

Dr. C. PIPKIN, med att'n to paupers   36.50

L. PARTNEY, Sup't Co. Farm.    247.90

 

FRIDAY, 12 FEBRUARY 1875

 

OBITUARY - McMULLIN -- At her home in Plattin township.  January 31st, 1875, in the 52d year of her age.  Mrs. Angeline McMULLIN, wife of Joseph J. McMULLIN. She professed religion at twelve years of age, and joined the Baptist Church. In 1840 she obtained a letter from that Church, and united with the M.E. Church, of which she remained a faithful and consistent member till her death. She had been a sufferer for years, but had no fears for future. She retained her reasoning faculties till the last. She leaves an aged companion, eight children and several step children, who mourn her loss, but they mourn not as those who have no hope. May they all follow the example of their pious mother.  J.T.M.

 

The Co. Att'y was ordered to collect principal and interest due on notes to the School funds by the following parties; MOSS & WATERS, Elisha EAVES, W.H. CARVER, Loderick WILLIAMS, Charles SWINGLER, Ephraim MANESS, Michael McKEE, Charles VINYARD, J. Ed WALKER, C.T. HORINE, Nicholas BRANDT and Martin SWANEY.

 

Accounts were allowed against the county as follows:

Jas. O. WILLIAMS, jailor, board of Julius SMITH  $48.00

I.H. BROWN, Comm'r Pub. Schools    35.00

J.W. VERNON, keeping Patch VERNON    60.00

W.T. MOCKBEE, r.r. fare of pauper     2.25

S. MARSDEN, Road Ag't      90.90

C.T. HORINE, costs in criminal cases  132.55

R.W. McMULLIN, for stationery      4.00

H. HURTGEN, for blacksmith work     1.50

W.S. BOYCE, services as Cir Cl'k     3.70

C.T. HORINE, services as Cir Cl'k    17.25

H.A. THEIR, interest on county bond   27.41

J.W. S-UIZER(?), taxes refunded     7.75

Jos. J. WILLIAMS, stationery      8.85

Jas. A. WILSON, for bridge lumber   231.56

W.R. DONNELL, for pay of judges and clerks of election  162.00

Wm. CLARK, taking pauper to Co. Farm    5.00

M. CAREY, bringing pauper to Hillsboro    5.00

WHITE & BRICKEY, bringing pauper to Hillsboro    3.00

R.W. McMULLIN, advertising      4.50

W.R. DONNELL, Co. Cl'k     143.30

W.R. DONNELL, stationery       1.75

E. AMOR, goods for Co. farm    151.83

E. AMOR, goods for Jail and Court House   50.15

JARVIS & MARSDEN, goods for Jail and Court House   10.80

Chas. SWINGLER carpenter work      3.50

M.J. BYRNS, services as Registrar    15.50

R & T.A. ENNIS, for stationery    20.80

Jacob CLEMENTS, for work on jail     4.80

J.M. GREER, for assessing    426.34

Henry STELBRINK, services as Treas. 1 yr.  750.00

Anton YERGER, Co C't Justice     35.00

W.F. WILLIAMS, Co C't Justice     35.00

Jno C. CAPE, Co. C't Justice     35.00

W.T. MOCKBEE, services as Sheriff    12.00

A. GREEN, cash p'd State Auditor for transcript   10.85

Court adjourned till 3d Monday in April next.

 

FRIDAY, 5 MARCH 1875

 

ADMINISTRATRIX' NOTICE; - Notice is hereby given that letters of administration on the estate of James Orson McCULLOCH, deceased, were granted to the undersigned by the Probate Judge of Jefferson county Mo., on the 11th day of February 1875. Persons having claims against said estate should present them for allowances within one year from the date of said letters, or they may be precluded from any benefit of said estate; and if not presented within two years from said date they will be forever barred. Amelia McCULLOCH, Feb. 10, 1875, Adm'x of said Est.

 

OBITUARY - HIGGERSON - Died at Moontown(?), Feb. 20th, 1875, of pneumonia, Elizabeth, widow of the late Sam'l HIGGERSON; aged 62 years and 10 months. The deceased survived her husband six months and six days. She was a faithful and consistent member of the Baptist Church, and was ever ready to give a helping hand to those in need; had gained the respect of all who knew her.  She leaves one son, with whom she resided, who lightened her labors and gave her a comfortable home during the days of her widowhood. She rested from her toils and cares with a smile on her countenance, and with a fervent hope of meeting her companion and her God in a better world. Some of her last words were "I see my husband waiting for me. An impressive funeral discourse was preached by the Rev. W. McMURTY to a large and attentive audience.

 

PROBATE COURT PROCEEDINGS - Feb. Term. 1875 - Accounts were allowed against estates as follows:  Est. of Henry BAILEY $9.69, Est. of Nicholas BRANDT $24.40, Florian YERGER $878.67, Est. of Jacob EDINGER $37.59, Est. of Thos. MOSS $29.50, Robert LLOYD $325.30, H.S. REPPY $48.00, Wm. HUSKEY $27.00, Mary RICHARDSON $68.50, F. SPRINGMEYER $20.50.

 

Jacob EDINGER minor, chose Jos. YERGER as his guardian, bond of $1000., approved.

 

Order was made to turn over personal property of Est. of Christian FRANK, to his widow, also personal property of estate of Joshua FARLEY to his widow.

 

Adm'r of Henry BAILEY was ordered to pay to Sarah PORTER, Emily JENNINGS and Ellen BAILEY their shares of said estate.

 

Annual settlements were made as follows:

Est. of Henry BAILEY, Bal.       $405.19

Est. of G.A. McFRY, minor, Bal       275.54

Est. of W.J. McFRY, minor, Bal   200.58

Est. of O.H. DONNELL, minor, Bal   216.62

Est. of Jeremiah STEWART, Dec'd, Bal  233.76

Est. of Joel MOONEY, Dec'd, Bal   243.31

Est. of Wm. MARTIN, Dec'd, Bal   204.21

Est. of Chas. BOELING, Dec'd, Bal     1,643.52

 

TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN! - I hereby give notice to all the world, not by buy or trade for a certain promissory note executed by me to Theodore G. and Lydia S. BIDEAUX(?), dated January 13th, 1873, for the sum of fifty dollars, payable on or before July 12th, 1875, as I have a just and good defense to said note. I am informed that said note has been transferred to C.W.S. VINYARD, and if any person acquires it of him. I give them to understand that I don't owe one cent of it, and will spend $100, to resist its payment, and defend the machination of meddlers and swindlers.  James LUTHER, Victoria, Mo., March 1st, 1875.

 

FRIDAY, 12 MARCH 1875

 

MARRIED - PERKINS - WEBSTER - On the 3d inst., at the residence of the bride's father, by Rev. T.A. BOWMAN, Mr. Morgan W. PERKINS of Jefferson county, to Miss Mattie WEBSTER, daughter of Dr. WEBSTER of Morley, Scott Co., Mo. A long and happy and successful life, is the worst luck we wish them.

 

HASSE - KNORPP - At the residence of Mr. John KNORPP, by Rev. J. MILLER, Mr. Trust. H. HASSE to Miss Sophia P. KNORPP.  All of Jefferson county, Mo. The house of friend  KNORPP was thronged by a large number of the friends of the bride, who enjoyed themselves hugely, in tripping the light fantastic toe.  In which exercise, our worthy ex-poet master indulged and succeeded admirably. After sampling John's Virginia Seedling and partaking of the bounteous repast, we prepared to leave and were surprised at the depth of the beautiful snow.

 

OBITUARY - MITCHELL - Died at his residence near Hematite, Thomas MITCHELL, aged 65 years, of catarrhal affection of the head, followed by typhoid pneumonia.

 

FRIDAY, 19 MARCH 1875

 

OBITUARY - SPALDING - At his residence, near Pevely, Jefferson county, Mo., on the 20th of January, 1875, Vincent J. SPALDING, in the 65th year of his age. Mr. SPALDING was a quiet, Christian gentleman, and a useful citizen, and his death is a loss to this county, of which he has been a resident for a number of years.  St. Louis papers are requested to copy.

 

FRIDAY, 26 MARCH 1875

 

LOST MONEY - Found on the 23d of January, 1875, in the street of Hillsboro, in Jefferson county, Missouri, by Charles Ernest(?) GREEN, residing in said town, a roll of National bank bills of California, and posted before me, Sullivan FRAZIER, a Justice of the Peace within and for Central township, in said Jefferson county, Missouri, on the 24th day of January, 1875, and appraised on the same day by C. Thomas HORINE, W.R. DONNELL and Geo. L. JOHNSTON, after being duly sworn, at the sum of twenty-four hundred dollars, a copy of the description of which money, as contained in the appraisement of said appraisers, is as follows, to-wit:

 "Twenty-two one hundred dollar bank notes on the National Bank of San Francisco; one one hundred dollar bank note on the National Bank of Stockton; one one hundred dollar bank note on the National Bank of Sacramento. All of said bank notes are payable of each of said Banks in gold coins, making the total sum of twenty-four hundred dollars, and if genuine are the value of twenty-four hundred dollars." And which certificate of appraisement signed and sworn to by said appraisers, is now on file in my office.  Sullivan FRAZIER, Justice of the Peace aforesaid, STATE OF MISSOURI, County of Jefferson.  I Sullivan FRAZIER, a Justice of the Peace within and for Central township, in Jefferson county, Missouri, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy of the description and value of said money as made out and described by said appraisers in their appraisement now on file in my office, and entered in my docket. Given and certified under my hand this 19th day of March, 1875. Sullivan FRAZIER, Justice of the Peace aforesaid 

 

STRAY NOTICE - Taken up by Stephen POUNDS by the request of Elizabeth WIDEMAN, in Big River township, Jeff. Co. Mo., on the 20th day of Feb. 1875, and posted before George McFARLAND, a Justice of the Peace, on the 28th day of Feb. 1875, one light bay horse aged about ten years, near sixteen hands high, both hind feet white above the hocks, a white streak in the forehead, a stripe off the nose with saddle marks and halter or bell collar marks on the neck, and shod all round. No other marks or brands perceivable, and appraised at sixty-five dollars.  George McFARLAND, Justice of the Peace.

 

ORDER OF PUBLICATION - In the Circuit Court of Jefferson County, State of Missouri, in vacation, March 9th, 1875.  Ann DOOLEY, & Michael DOOLEY  vs. John McANNA, Mary McANNA, Edward McANNA, Alice McANNA, and the unknown heirs of Edward WARD.  Now on this day come the plaintiffs in the above entitled cause, before the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Jefferson county, in vacation, and file their petition and affidavit, stating among other things, that the above named defendants John McANNA, Mary McANNA, Edward McANNA, Alice McANNA, and the unknown heirs of Edward WARD, are non-residents of this State, it is thereupon ordered by the Clerk aforesaid, in vacation, that publication be made notifying them that an action has been commenced against them, by petition, in the Circuit Court of Jefferson county, in the State of Missouri, the object and general nature of which is to obtain a decree for the partition of the following described real estate, situate in the county of Jefferson, State of Missouri, to-wit:  Lots six and seven in block two in the town of Sulphur Springs, and that unless they be and appear at the next term of said Court, to be holden at the court house in the town of Hillsboro, within the county of Jefferson, on the second Monday of May next, and on or before the sixth day thereof, judgment will be rendered in accordance with the prayer of the petitioners.  It is further ordered that a copy hereof be published in the Jefferson Democrat, a newspaper published in said county of Jefferson, for four weeks successively, the last insertion to be at least four weeks before the commencement of the next term of said Court. A true copy from the record. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of said Court, at office in Hillsboro, March 8th, 1875.  C. Tho' HORINE, Clerk

 

OBITUARY - MOTHERELL - At the residence of Dr. PARKS, near Hanover, March 14th, 1875, of typhoid pneumonia. Mr. J.P.MOTHERELL, aged 22 years and 7 months. Mr. MOTHERELL was a native of Europe, and had only been in this country 3 1/2 months at the time of his death, of which time he spent the last 11 weeks with the Dr's family, had made many acquaintances during his short stay here, and he was much esteemed by all who now him, although he was in a strange land and among strangers yet his loss will be deeply felt. He was a young man of good moral character, highly educated, and a member of the Presbyterian Church.  His funeral was preached by the Rev. J. LATIMER of St. Louis, and his remains interred in the Bellefontaine Cemetery.  P.B.J.

 

PROBATE COURT PROCEEDINGS - Miscellaneous - Bond of L.K. BYRD, guardian of Laura E. RUTLEGE, approved. - M.A. PARKER aged 16, and Alfred  M. PARKER aged 14, chose N.C. PARKER as guardian.  Bond of $240. each required.

 

A detailed statement of County Warrants issued during the year ending February 28th, 1875

March 10th, 1874

R & T.A. ENNIS, Stationery    $20.23

W.R. DONNELL, County clerk     10.65

Jonas GATES, conveying pauper to co farm   5.00

Jas. F. FOSTER, conveying pauper to      Hillsboro     5.00

T.H. MOSS, fees in Kimmswick road case    3.50

T.H. MOSS, services as Sheriff    31.00

A. YERGER, county court justice     5.00

Jno C CAPE, county court justice     5.00

W.F. WILLIAMS, county court justice     5.00

 

April 6th, 1874

Patrick BYRNS, payment on account of building approaches to Rock Ford Bridge     200.00

A. GREEN, services as prosecuting attorney          150.00

W.R. DONNELL, stationery      18.65

R.W. McMULLIN, publishing annual statement county     136.40

 

April 20th, 1874

J.T. McMULLIN, boarding and keeping Mrs. HILL, a poor person.   20.00

Conrad GLATT, building culvert    35.00

Geo REPKA, support of Sarah J. BURGESS a poor person   20.00

Julius BROZARD, pay of road hands     4.50

Jas JOHNSTON, pay of road hands     4.50

Jerome JOHNSTON, pay of road hands     4.50

Patrick WELCH, pay of road hands     3.75

Nelson SHOULTZ, pay of road hands     3.75

Edw HELTERBRAND, pay of road hands     5.25

Owen O'BRIEN, pay of road hands     3.75

Jno WINER, pay of road hands      1.50

Jerome B. DOVER, services as road commissioner          25.00

J.H. WINER, timber for Maddox Mill bridge 25.00

Jerome B. DOVER, services as road commissioner    27.00

 

April 21st, 1874

Jno W. VERNON, keeping Patch VERNON   60.00

W.F. WILLIAMS, member board equalization  18.00

Jerome B. DOVER, member board equalization     21.00

W.R. DONNELL, clerk board equalization    21.00

Sull FRAZIER, member board equalization   21.00

Anton YERGER,  member board equalization  21.00

Jno C. CAPE, member board equalization   21.00

W.R. DONNELL, services county clerk   39.57

Eugene AMOR, goods etc for court house and jail   25.20

R.W. McMULLIN, advertising proceedings board equalization   27.20

Jas S. HENDERSON, county's patients at asylum  241.40

Dr. C. PIPKIN, med attn county poor   46.04

Louis PARTNEY, supt county farm   161.39

Eugene AMOR, goods etc for county farm   59.65

Leonard METTS, services as road commr   16.00

Sam'l MARSDEN;, services as road agent   21.00

Geo L. JOHNSTON, stationery     22.35

Thos A WILLIAMS, services sheriff     4.00

Thos A. WILLIAMS, pay jurors      9.00

A. MITCHELL, salary as collector   980.39

Herman ULRICH, road damages     30.60

H.F. ENGLAND, road damages     15.00

Anton YERGER, services co court justice   12.50

Jno C. CAPE, services co court justice   12.50

W.F. WILLIAMS, services co court justice  12.50

 

FRIDAY, 26 MARCH 1875

 

A detailed statement of County Warrants issued during the year ending February 28th, 1875  (cont'd.)

 

Nov. 5th, 1874

Jos. J. WILLIAMS, record, freight etc.   21.15

Jas S. HENDERSON, county's patients at Lunatic Asylum  218.74

Chas. PIPKIN, M.D., examining insane man   5.00

W.R. DONNELL, pay judges and clerks of election  280.50

 

Nov. 6th, 1874

Henry KEUCH, services as registrar     2.50

Jno W. VERNON, keeping Patch VERNON   60.00

H.N. JENKINS, services as registrar   15.00

Jas. O. WILLIAMS, services jailor    12.60

Anton YERGER, services as co ct justice   10.00

Jno C. CAPE, services as co ct justice   10.00

W.F. WILLIAMS, services as co ct justice  10.00

 

Nov. 16th, 1874

Jas F. FOSTER, bringing crazy woman to Hillsboro    5.00

J.W. FLETCHER, damages on DeSoto and Victoria gravel road      125.00

R.W. McMULLIN, advertising etc. bids for lumber    2.10

Chas. SWINGLER, carpentry on court house   2.50

W.R. DONNELL, blanks       2.00

W.R. DONNELL, services as county clerk   72.25

Eugene AMOR, goods got for court house and jail   11.50

Anton YERGER, services as co ct justice    5.00

Jno C. CAPE, services as co ct justice    5.00

W.F. WILLIAMS, services as co ct justice   5.00

Jas. O. WILLIAMS, services jailor     3.00

Jas S. HENDERSON, treasurer lunatic asylum      96.00

T. BENTON MOSS, services as sheriff   42.00

Jacob LEUTZINGER, putting up stoves etc in       court house    2.40

Jas. O. WILLIAMS, services as jailor   37.00

W.R. DONNELL, services as county clerk   87.95

Geo. L. JOHNSTON, ack'g and recording deed from SAPP's trustee     2.00

Anton YERGER, services as co ct justice    5.00

Jno C. CAPE, services as co ct justice    5.00

W.F. WILLIAMS, services as co ct justice   5.00

 

Jan'y 1sth, 1875

Abner GREEN, services as pros att'y  150.00

 

Feb'y 1st, 1875

Conrad GLATT, repairing gravel road   31.69

Jas. A. LAFFON, services as registrar   15.00

Geo. M. BOWLES, services as registrar   10.00

T. BENTON MOSS, cash paid expenses to lunatic asylum  41.35

T. BENTON MOSS, services as sheriff  185.50

W.R. DONNELL, cash paid lunatic asylum for Thos. CROCGAN insane    90.00

Allen MOONEY, board and bring crazy woman to Hillsboro      8.00

Dr. Chas PIPKIN, med att'n county poor   31.30

Louis PARTNEY, sup't county farm   237.50

Aleck CALAHAN, sawing wood for court house   23.50

Jno THOUEMAN, care pauper in his last illness and burying him after death  24.50

Wm. MOCKBEE, services as road overseer for repairing gravel roads   64.50

Geo. McCORMACK, services road hand     4.50

G.W. BYRD, services road hand      4.50

H.J. DOVER, services road hand     9.00

J.B. DOVER, services as road commissioner and surveyor     15.00

 

Feb'y 3d, 1875

Geo BERSHEIM, services road overseer for Henry W. GRAHAM repairing gravel roads 274.75

Edward CASHELLS, to buy lumber to build and repair bridges    30.00

W.T. MOCKBEE, cash paid sending pauper to her friends       2.23

Jno W. VERNON, keeping Patch VERNON    60.00

I.H. BROWN, services com'r schools    33.00

Jas O. WILLIAMS, board of crazy woman in jail    26.20

Jas O. WILLIAMS, board of Julius SMITH in jail    48.00

 

Feb'y 4th, 1875

S. MARSDEN, services as road agent    90.00

C. Tho HORINE, fee bill from circuit court  132.50

VAN BECK, BARNARD & TINSLEY, stationery   20.65

R.W. McMULLIN, paper for circuit court    4.50

Henry HURTEEN, services as blacksmith on court house    1.50

W.S. BOYCE, services as circuit clerk    5.70

C. Tho HORINE, services as circuit clerk  17.25

H.A. THIAS, interest on gravel road bonds 27.41

J.H. SMIZER, taxes refunded      7.25

 

Feb'y 5th, 1875

Jos J. WILLIAMS, stationery      8.00

Jas A. WILSON, bridge lumber    231.84

W.R. DONNELL, to pay judges and clerks of election     162.00

Wm. CLARK, taking paupers to co farm    5.00

R.W. McMULLIN, advertising      4.50

W.R. DONNELL, services as county clerk  141.80

E. AMOR, goods got for county farm   151.85

JARVIS & MARSDEN goods got for court house       14.86

Chas SWINGLER, carpentry etc      3.00

M.F. BYRNE, services as registrar    13.00

Eugene AMOR, goods got for court house and jail    58.13

Jacob CLEMENTS, work on jail      4.00

R. & T.A. ENNIS, stationery     20.80

Michael CAREY, conveying paupers to Hillsboro    5.00

WHITE & BRICKEY, conveying paupers to Hillsboro    3.00

Jno M. GREER, services as assessor   426.84

Henry STELBRINK, services as treasurer and traveling expenses  750.00

 

A detailed statement of County Warrants issued during the year ending February 28th, 1875 (cont'd.)

 

Feb'y 6th, 1875

Anton YERGER, services as co ct justice   35.00

Jno C. CAPE, services as co ct justice   35.00

W.F. WILLIAMS, services as co ct justice  35.00

W.T. MOCKBEE, services as sheriff    12.00

A. GREEN, paid state auditor for transcript   10.85

 

Feb'y 25th, 1875

Thornton SMITH, cord wood for court house 30.00

Wm. FLANAGAN, services as registrar   15.00

R. & T.A. ENNIS, stationery     10.35

Jos. J. WILLIAMS, services as attorney at Jefferson city   50.00

Jos J. WILLIAMS, freight on stationery    1.15

R. MARSDEN, conveying paupers to co farm   4.00

T.B. MOSS, services as sheriff    14.00

W.R. DONNELL, services as county clerk   43.80

Henry STELBRINK, collateral      7,000.00

Anton YERGER, services as co ct justice    4.00

W.F. WILLIAMS, services as co ct justice   5.00

 

FRIDAY, 9 APRIL 1875

 

OBITUARY - WILLIAMS - Near Frumet, Ap. 2nd, 1875, Mrs. Arie WILLIAMS, wife of Esq. Jas S. WILLIAMS, aged 37 years. She leaves 8 children to whom her loss is irreparable.  They and the bereaved husband have our sympathies.

 

BETTLE - At his residence in Victoria, Mo., April 4th, 1875, of pneumonia. Thomas BETTLE, aged 51 years, 10 months and 2 days.  He was born in Williston, Northamtonshire, Eng., June 2nd, 1823, came to this country in 1845 and settled in Jefferson county, and resided here until his death. He was a very honest, industrious and intelligent citizen of extensive acquaintances, and was highly respected and esteemed by all who knew him. He gave convincing evidence of having made his peace with God, and death came as a welcome messenger. His funeral was largely attended, Rev. J.J. MARQUIS officiating.  He leaves a wife and six children to mourn his loss, but Oh! may they feel that their loss is his gain; for Blessed are they who die in the Lord.

W.N.C.

 

IN MEMORIAM - Mrs. Clara DEWITT, wife of Joseph M. HORN, has gone to the land of rest.  She died at her home, near St. Panl, St. Louis county, Mo., on Wednesday, the 24th day of Feb'y, 1875, in the 30th year of her life. She was truly a good woman, and had won the esteem of all with whom she associated. Death came to her unexpectedly, but she was ready for the journey, and gave every assurance to her friends that in her passage through the dark valley, her Savior sustained and comforted her.  W.

 

The following are the GRAND JURORS for the next court. Valle tp. J.T. McMULLIN, Jr., R.B. WILLIAMS and Geo. NEAL; Rock, Jacob MILLER, Jas. BURGESS and Wm. O'FALLON; Plattin, J.L. FARLEY and C. PINSON; Joachim, A.B. HENSLEY and R.C. KENEY; Merramec, Thomas. BUCKLEY, A. CHARTRAND & J. DUGGE; Central, J.J. WILSON, Sr., D.L. JARVIS; Big River, Wm. HANVEY, Alvin McCULLOCH and Jas. WOOD. 

Petit jurors --Valle, Louis PRENTISS, Thos. WELCH, John KNORPP and Henry WASHBURN; Plattin, Jas. L. McCORMACK and Jno L. WEAVER; Rock, H.C. BONACRE, C. FINK, Henry LESCHT and Geo. VOGT; Meramec, Henry HELTERBRAND, T.B. ATCHISON, John RAMEY and Wm. BECKMAN; Central, Wm. OGLE, Thos. OGLE and Tom WALKER; Big River, E.Z. WILHITE, C. WALDRON, Silas BELEW and E.F. WILSON; Joachim, E.R. ENGLAND, Elbert OGLE and S.T. WAGGONER.

 

FRIDAY, 16 APRIL 1875

 

IN MEMORIAM - Brief mention was made in our columns of the death of Mr. J.C. SEAT, of Victoria, Apr 2d, 1875. That pleasant and healthy little town within the last year, lost by death three of its most prominent and influential. Mr. SEAT was about 48 years of age, and has been a resident of this county about twenty years, during which time he has by his uniform, honorable course, and gentlemanly bearing, endeared himself to a large circle of acquaintances. He lived respected and died regretted, the large concourse of people, who attended his remains to their last resting place attesting the regard in which he held by the community. He was a faithful member of DeSoto Masonic Lodge, and the Lodge conducted the funeral ceremonies. To his wife and children we tender our warmest sympathies.

 

FRIDAY, 23 APRIL 1875

 

The following is a report of proceedings of the county court Monday and Tuesday of this week: - $40 was appropriated for support of Rothman KYLE, a poor person.

 

The road commissioner was  ordered to inspect a certain bad place in road leading from P. BYRNE's Mill to Bushbey road; also to view and survey change of rod on Plattin creek, on lands of B.G. BYRD, Peter McCORMACK and Mitchell McCORMACK.

 

Report of inquest by Esq. EAGLEBARGER over body of Mrs. RINKE, approved, and fee bill of $10.50 allowed.

 

The following demands against the county were allowed:

G. REPKA, for support of Sarah BURGESS,  $25.00

P. BYRNE, balance of contract price of building approaches to Rock Ford bridge  35.00

Frank SQUARR, repairing gravel roads  248.48

J.O. WILLIAMS, jailor, boarding of prisoners    10.20

Treas. State Lunatic asylum, balance of board of Thos. CREEGAN   17.50

R & T.A. ENNIS, stationery      9.85

E. AMOR, goods for county farm    43.35

E. AMOR, goods for court house and jail   11.65

Louis PARTNEY, supt co farm    238.97

A. CALAHAN, sawing wood       3.75

R.W. McMULLIN, advertising     56.20

I.H. BROWN, for stationery     11.50

Thos J. JONES, for drugs       1.80

G. MORRISON, repairing in court house    2.00

On Wednesday the Court was settling with MORSE, but we couldn't wait for the result.

 

FRIDAY, 7 MAY 1875

 

We have an item of bad news from Antonio, as follows:  "On Friday evening, April 22d, Mr. Henry SAEGER was driving a mule team, he stepped onto the wagon tongue to unhitch the bridles to let the mules drink, when the mules got frightened and ran away. Mr. SAEGER got tangled in the harness, and he was dragged along for some distance before he got loose. He is now lying at the point of death. The accident occurred near his own house. Dr. ELDERS is attending him." We have since learned from Judge YERGER, that Mr. SAEGER died last Saturday.  He leaves a wife and several children.  He was a very estimable citizen and his untimely death is to be deplored.

 

COUNTY COURT PROCEEDINGS; - Monday, May 3d - Jno. T. WILCOX was granted license for one year to keep a ferry across the Mississippi river.

 

The following overseers settled and were paid balances due them:

 

Robert McMULLIN  $72.18 Jno. T. BYRD    $11.40

Louis HARTWEIN   42.99 S.H. MEAD    21.59

W.H. WASHBURN   25.84 Joseph BECHLER   16.24

Wm. MOCKBEE    1.40 Thompson BROWN   54.75

H.H. SAUNE   41.60 T. JARVIS    30.40

Daniel BONACRE   60.40 Geo. MARTIN   53.85

 

Tuesday, MAY 4th.

Proceedings of inquest by Esq. J.N. CONN, over body of F.G. KOESTER, and fee-bill of $10.85 allowed.

 

The following settled and were paid the balances due them:

Chas. WALDRON   Dist. 35   $17.55

W.J. WILLIAMS   Dist.  8    34.78

Henry POHLMAN   Dist. 21    11.94

Geo. BERSHEIM   Dist.    68.07

Jno. W. VERNON   Dist.    20.55

Jno. A. CREASY   Dist. 11    68.76

Conrad GLATT   Dist. 13   115.05

R.W. HUNT    Dist.  2    57.00

Jas. T. GLENN   Dist. 32     1.75

 

John SHELTON met with a serious accident last Tuesday night. He was going downhill in the dark, when he fell on a rock and broke his left leg -- one bone being broken just off the ankle, and the other three or four inches higher up.  Dr. PIPKIN fixed up the limb, and Mr. SHELTON is getting along as well as the circumstances will permit.

 

FRIDAY, 21 MAY 1875

 

DeSoto, Mo., May 17, 1875 - Editor Jefferson Democrat: My time has been so fully occupied lately that I have not been able to attend properly to the duties of a correspondent, and necessarily some of the items I now give you are a little old. First, and of primary importance was the marriage on the 4th of this month, at the Episcopal Church, of Fred W. EVENS, son of Dr. Wm. EVENS and Miss Althea CRAWFORD, all of this place. The little stone church was crowded as usual on such occasions. After the ceremony at the Church, receptions were given at the dwellings of the respective parents, of the parties of both parts. Then followed a magnificent party reception at MAHN's hall, where all our hungry party-goers thoroughly engaged themselves, until the "wee small hours" were on the wane.  I was not present and so cannot work up the costumes, etc., and I have forgotten the names of all the attendants. The happy pair, after a few days spent visiting in the city, and with friends elsewhere, have settled down to domestic felicity at Piedmont;, where our friend Fred. is the rail road agent. You will conclude that the doctor and his family (what are left of them) are sadly bereaved, when I tell you that on Thursday evening last, that they lost another member of their circle, this time the Doctor's fair daughter, Miss Mary E. ,U,EVENS;, was given away to Mr. Augustus ATWOOD, the Rev. F.B. GILBERT, officiating clergyman; ceremony at the Doctor's. The wedding was a quiet affair, owing to the recent death of Mr. ATWOOD's aged mother. The attendants were Mr. Henry EVENS and Miss Rebecca BERKELY, Mr. Baker J. EVENS and Miss Rose A. EVENS. After the ceremony the very few invited friends, who were present, were regaled with a bounteous repast, then "a feast of reason and a flow of soul." The fair bride and happy groom are now absent on their bridal tour. In addition to the improvements heretofore mentioned as progressing here and which are nearly completed, I have to mention the brick residence - two story - now being built by Moses F. BROWN.

 

ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE - Notice is hereby given that letters of administration on the estate of William HELDBRINK, deceased, were granted to the undersigned by the Probate Judge of Jefferson county, Mo., May 8d, 1875. Persons having claims against said estate should present them for allowance within one year from the date of said letters, or they may be precluded from any benefit of said estate, and if not presented within two years from said date, they will be forever barred.  Anna HELDBRINK, Adm'x of said estate.

 

CIRCUIT COURT PROCEEDINGS - May Term, 1875 - Jno. Otto YOUNG, from Sweden was made a citizen of the State of Mo.

 

The following persons were fined for selling liquor without licenses: Julius SEKRET, Henry LEPP, Mary HORAN and Jno. N. SMITH $60 each, and Samuel E. MORRIS $40.

 

COUNTY COURT PROCEEDINGS - May 17th, 1875 - Annual settlement of J.W. WILSON, overseer, was approved and balance of $23.22 paid him. Also settlement of Aquilla BLACKWELL, balance in his hands of $7.25 due his district.

 

T.B. MOSS, cleaning court house    $3.50

A. CALAHAN, sawing wood       3.00

E. AMOR, goods got for court house and jail    32.15

 

Alfred CLARK  was ordered re-admitted to the county farm.

 

On Monday morning the 17th inst., Mr. Isaac P. WILLIAMS, who lives in Big River township about one mile from the Dry Creek Church, had his house and contents destroyed by fire. He and his wife were away from the house, and they suppose that the little children got to playing with the fire and left some of it where it caught the bedding. The house was all in flames before the children discovered it, and the baby that was sleeping on a bed just barely saved by the oldest boy. The dwelling house, smoke-house and all the provisions, furniture, clothing, etc., were destroyed, leaving Mr. and Mrs. WILLIAMS and their seven children homeless and destitute.  The neighbors and friends have been contributing pretty liberally to their relief.

 

FRIDAY, 28 MAY 1875

 

CIRCUIT COURT PROCEEDINGS - Bridgett McNULTY vs. Jno. McNULTY, for maintenance -- by agreement of parties the defendant is to pay plaintiff for her maintenance until next term of court, the sum of twelve dollars per month, and the cause in continued.

 

CIRCUIT COURT PROCEEDINGS - Catharine SPITTS vs. Romine SPITTS, divorce judgment for pl'ff for divorce, and $2,200 alimony and the care and custody of her children, and Henry F. AHLVERS was appointed trust for Mrs. SPITTS and her children.  The statutory disability in ----tion to marriage is removed from the defendant, Mr. SPITTS.

 

FRIDAY, 18 JUNE 1875

 

The Democrat - SUPPLEMENT. Hillsboro, Mo., Friday, June 18, 1875

Delinquent Tax-List of Jefferson County, Missouri, For the Taxes of the Year 1874.

BEELER, Dan'l;  MILLER, J.H.; LEWIS, Thos.; GREEN, G.B.; S--DFORD, Jno.; MANESS, G.; GREEN, S.W.; WILSON, I.F.; TUCKER, A.; BEELER, Dan'l; EDMONSTON, E.; DIXON, W.C.; WALSH, Pat'k; TUCKER, A.; MOCKBEE, Richard; EVANS, A.H.; KNEELAND, S.H.; McKINSTRY, C.A.; DIAMOND, Jno.; LYNCH, M.; BROWN, J.D.; COGLE, P.; LONG, Wm.; HENRY, James; MERESS(?), E.; LENHART, G.M.; THEEL, Wm.; BELT, C.; HINKE, D.; DENT, G.W.; COMMUSKY, J. Esq; LONG, Wm.; SEAL, J.T.; DENNY, Sam'l; OWENS, J.; LONG, Wm.; ELLIOT, G.W.; ZIMMERMAN, A.;  MANDLE, M.; CRAIG, Jessie; WATERS, E.; LELLOR, J.P.; DOWNER, J.C.; ROBINSON, T.J.; MOTHERSHEAD, W.A.; MUDD, H.T.; CRAIG, W.W.; DOUGHERTY, A; GAUNTAMDAN, J.; GELT, W.; LEBERSCONN(?), I.J.; YEATES, T.M.; PRITCHETT, Jno.; MANDELL, M.; WHITEHEAD, R.W. VOORHIS & MASON; EVANS, Wm.; LONG, Wm.; WIDEMAN, J.; FERRELL, Mary; JONES, D.; TALBE, John; STODDARD, J.; WHITEHEAD, R.M.;  WIDEMAN, J.O.;  EVANS, Wm.; WIDEMAN, T.H.; LEBORGIS, L.; KESSEL, J.F.; PARDY, O.; McCABE, E.H.; AUTON, A.C.; KEISEL, Jno. F.; FRISSELL, W.; JONES, D.; GILBERT, R.J.; COUCH, J.; BOYER, P.; MANESS, A.; HARINGTON, J.C.; STAFFORD, W.; CARNEY, J. Est.; BOYER, P.; McKEAN, S.; WHITE, J.M.; AIAMS, E.; VIVERETT, H.; HOGAN, F.J.; MITCHELL, M.; HERRINGTON, J.C.; LONG, Wm.; McCLAIN, H.H.; WALDRON, D.; WARE, J.B.; BELT & PRIEST; HUSKEY, E.; BAKER, M.; HUSKEY, J.; JOHNSTON, W.; McKEAN, S.; HIGGENBOTHAM, G.W.; WIDEMAN, Chas.; WALDRON, C.;  WIDEMAN, Chas.; MOTHERSHEAD, W.; STEVENS, W.; WHITE, S.C.; COOGAN, Jas.; LONG, Wm.; CABOTT, W.E.; COGAN, Jas.; JANUARY, J.L.; DUGGE, Geo.; HOPEWELL, J.C.; BELEW, S.; JOHNSTON, G.W.; WILLIAMS, J.S.; CHEATHAM, A.; WILLIAMS, A.; ANDERSON, J.A.; STONE, H.R.; DAVIS, J.T.;  ALDERSON, Jno.; COUCH, J.; ROMINE, P.; McKEE, Mike, Jr.; WRIGHT, W.; SCAGGS, J.C.; LEPP, C.; MURRELL, J.; THOMAS, C.W.; DOWDER, M.; OGLE, H.; McKEE, Mike Jr.; LEPP, Christian; CANTRELL, M.D.; KNAPP, Solomon; McKEE, Mike; BROWN, J.; BIDWELL, O.B.; KAUFMAN, L.W.; GLAD, Andrew; WARE, J.B.; CLAY, F.P.; POUNDS, I.E.; DAY(?), C.W.; McKEANS, S.; DOUGHERTY, J.B.; PARTENY, I. Est; MANESS, E.; EVANS, A.; TOBIT & LONG; GRANT, U.S.; WILEY, S.; MATTHEWS, J.S.; POUNDS, S.; HUNT, P.T.; McFARLAND, Geo.; McKEE, Mike Jr; DALTON, Jno; DOVER, B.; MURRELL, Jno; BAKER, J.A.; CAMPBELL, F.; DOUGHERTY, R.; McKEE, Mike; JOHNSTON, G.; MURRELL, J & J; GRENHOLT, J.C.; MANESS, A.; STEGMAN, G.; DAMA(?), P.;  GRONHOLT, C.; HINEY, B.; WIDEMAN, J.L.; WHITING, J.W.; STULKE, Fred; HINEY, B.; OTTGEN, G.; CARVER, W.R.; HAMPEL, H.; GRAHAM, W.; REDBAGE, Lewis; GRAHAM, W.;  SESENDERFER, Wm.;  MANESS, A.; REDHAGE, Lewis; MOTHERSHEAD, T.E.; WIDEMAN, J.L.; MURRELL, Jno; MAYFIELD, A.; WILLIAMS, J.S.; PREWETT, C.; FRISSELL, B.; HERRINGTON, S.; MURRELL, J. Est; CAHAN, M.; WILSON, E.P.; GREEN, B.R.; WILLIAMS, W.P.; WILLIAMS, A.J.; McKAY, M.; McKEAN, J.S.; McKEE, S.W.; DAVIS, J.W.; LEE, Matilda; MATTHEWS & ALFORD; WILSON, J.; MENESS, E.; McKAY, Wm.; LEE, L.H.; WILSON, E.F.; FORRESTER, Henry; LEE, L.H.; BLOW, P.E.; TACKE, T.E.; BONEON(?), B.; GLASGOW, W.H.; PARTOIS, Jno; HAUPT, H.; RUSAN, M.H.; HERRINGTON, S.; WILLIAMS, J.S.; HERRINGTON, S.; MENESS, E.; WILSON, Jas; MENESS, Wm.; PRICE, T.L.; VON PHUL, H.; POUNDS, J.M.; PIPKIN & THOMAS; POUNDS, J.M.; COOLEY, Lawson; STEEL, George; GODDARD, J.W.; LEE, L.M.; NAUGHTON, M.; ARMSTEAD, H.; FRISSELL, W.; WILSON, Chas; STEEL, George; THOMAS, Enoch; HUNT; & THOMAS; WILSON, J.A.; PRITCHETT, Jno; TYE, Mike; MOTHERSHEAD, T.E.; WIDEMAN, J.M.; MURRELL, Jno; HUSKEY, Jno; NAUGHTON, M.A.; RUSH, Andrew; MATHEWS, N.; FICKEN, Jno; CORDES, J.C.; McDERMOTT, A.; MEYER, Wm; WHITEWORTH, T.H.; MEYER, Wm; REED, Seine; SIMPSON, J. Est; LYNCH, P.; BEHRENS, H. Est; DACE, N.E.;

 

FRIDAY, 18 JUNE 1875

 

The Democrat - SUPPLEMENT. Hillsboro, Mo., Friday, June 18, 1875

Delinquent Tax-List of Jefferson County, Missouri, For the Taxes of the Year 1874. (cont'd)

McDERMOTT, A.; MATTHEWS, Patk; WRIGHT, D.W.; WOODS, Christy & M. WRIGHT,

D.W.; MATHEWS, J.L.; WADE, Rhoda; MATHEWS, J.L.; WADE, Joseph;  SKINNER, J.W.; CUNDEFF, F.; LONGWORTH, James; LYNCH, Mathews; WOODS & CHRISTY; WILSON, Wm; McNAMEE, Mike; BOWMAN, Louis(?); SENSENDERFER, Jno; SENSENDERFER, Wm; SHIELDS, Dennis; TYLER, J.S.; MANDLE, M.; PRICE, T.L.; INGALLS, J.W.; COLLINS, Ann; MELTON, Thos; HUNTER, W.G.; TRAYNER, Mary; RICHTER, Wm.; HANLEY, J.; RICHTER, Louis; MORAN, Ed; McNAMEE, Mike; CRANE, B.; KNOBLE, E.W. Sr.; CARTY, Jno; BUCKLEY, Thos; MORAN, B.; McNAMEE, G.; WELSH, Thos; McCOURT, B. Est.; DOUGHERTY, Jno; McNAMEE, Geo.; BITTICK, W.H.; BROWN, D.; CRADDICK, E.; MANGIN, Thos.; LOTTENER, Jno; DUFF, James; EARLEY, M.; MAGOFLIN, B.; McCOURT, B. Est.; PRICE, T.L.; RILEY, J.P.; WRIGHT, D.W.; McNAMEE, Geo.; ALBIG, Jacob; DUNNIGAN, M. Est; FLESHNER, A.; SEAL, W.T.; LEFTNER, B.; DETTWILER, L.; McKEVER, P.; FULLERTON, D.W.; ROHLE, Wm.; DUNNIGAN, M. Est; PREWITT, L.; BYRNES, P.; SIMPSON, Jas.; DETTWILER, L.; RENNEMAN, J.; FARRELLY, P.; GALLAGHER, Chas; COYLE, M.A.; COOK, C.C.; RICHTER, Wm.; GALLAGHER, C.; EIMTHE, Carl; FLESH, Aug.;  DUNNINGAN, P.; ALBIG, Jacob;  KAUFMAN, L.W.; GALLAGHER, Chas; THOMPSON, Jno; HENNESSY, John; WHITEHEAD, R.G.; ROCKWELL, A.R.; COLE, F & S; LONG, Thos; LARKIN, I.; ROBERTS, J.; WILKSON & LEPP; JONES, Wm.; PULLEN, V.C.; TURLEY & HIGGINBOTHAM; ROBERTS, A.; BROTHERTON, M.; WILKESON, Jos; VOORHIS & MASON; GRAVES, Thos. W.; LONG, B.; PULLEN, Jos; MOON, Jas; ROBERTS, A.; MOON, Jas; HOARD, Horace; CUNDIFF, L.J.; MILLER, E.; ANDERSON, J.; VINYARD, A.; HENDRICKSON, Wm; BENNETT, W.; ROBERTSON, J. et al; MILLER, E.; ROBERTSON, Ruth J.; ARISMAN, G.; EPPERLY, C.P.; CADY, L.M.; RICHARDSON, L.M.; BLANK, Wm;  PRESTICE, J.H.; ROBERTSON, R. Jan; PATTON, W.M.; HOBBS, J.L.; ROBERTS, Paul; KLEAN, Theo; LONG, Thos; CADY, D.K.; STEPHENS, Thos; STEPHENS, A.F.; TURLEY, Zaddock; REUSBAN, A; CADY, D.K.; TURLEY, Z.; BROTHERTON, M.;  RIDER, J.E.; RANKON, L.J.; FRISSELL, M.; JENKINS, J.D.; HIGGERSTON, Sam'l; PYLE;, Rich et al; NEAL, Geo.; GOULD, C.L.; STEPHENS, A.F.; LONG, Alton Est; MOON, Jos; HAMEL & TRIBLET; KENNETT, F. Est.; PRENTISS, Saml; HOPEWILL & EVANS; JAHN, W.C.; McCABE, et als; HOBBS, Henry; TORPLEY, Thos.; PENCE, Jno; CRAWFORD, J.M.; KITE, Richard; MOON, J.H.; MAHN & SIBLEY; MOON, Jno.; KITE & SEGLEY; ULRICH, C.G.; JOHNSON, Emma; LARKIN, S.B.; BELL, Richard; CRAWFORD, J.M.; GONTER, C.G.; MOON, J.; HESSE, Geo; LARKIN, J.R.; MOON, Aaron; PRITCHETT, Jno Est; DYRE, W.S.; PRITCHETT, Z; PERKINS, M.W.; KITE, J Est; BRACHVOGLE, H.; BARBOR & TEDFORD; STEPHENS, Wm.; PRITCHETT, Jno; PERKINS, Geo F.; JENNINGS, M.C.; CRIPPEN, G.W.; FLETCHER, Jno C.; KITE, J Est; LAFFER, Wm.; SHAPLEIGH, A.P.; RATHBUN, G.R.; LONG, A. Est; BOWEN, Celina E.; BELT & PRIEST; LEPP, C.; BENNETT, E.P.; RATHBUN, G.R.; KEAL & FARMER; TITUS, J.L.; FREDRICKSON, C.C.; BOWEN, C.E.; SHAPLEIGH, A.F.; CAMPBELL, Jno; FENCE, Jno; COLE, Jno C.; LEBERMAN & GRAN; CAMPBELL, Jno; LEBERMAN & GRA; CLARK, Joseph; HIGGINBOTHAM, G.W.; BENNETT, Wesley; REPPY, S.A.; RATHBUN, Geo; REPPY, S.A.; RATHBUN, G.R.; STRICKLAND, Jas; REPPY, S.A.; THOMAS, C.B.; REPPY, S.A.;  BENNETT, Jno; SCOTT, E.E.; MACONS, Susan; BUTLER, Edward Est; KELLY, T.C.; REPPY, H.S.; WILLIAMS & McMULLIN; HARRISON(?), Geo Est; KELLY, Richard; LONG, Sarah E.; LEMASTER, W.L.; KELLY, T.C.; COLE, J.C.;  McMULLEN, S.E.; BUTLER, E. Est.; PRUNM(?), C.H.; BOYD, F.K.; KELLY, T.C.; BOYD, F.K.; BULER, E. Est.; LONG, Maria L.; VALLE Mines Co.; FLEMING, G.A.; TUCKER, Edgar; FLEMING, G.A.; HICKS, Evaline; BOYD, F.K.; TUCKER, Edgar; HIGGINBOTHAM, G.W.; TUCKER, Edgar; BROTHERTON, Marshal; HICKS, Evaline; WASHBURN, W.H.; BOWEN & RATHBUN; HIGGINBOTHAM, G.W.; McGOFFIN, Samuel; BOYD, F.K.; TUCKER, Edgar; HATCH, L.E.; RATHBUN, G.R.; RATHBUN, J.T.; THOMAS, C.W.; MANN, Cicero; CANSTON, M.H.; BENNETT, J.H.; KLEIN, Theo; DYRE, H.S.; BENSEN, J.E.B.; TITUS, S.L.; KLEIN, Theo;  WILKSON, Ruth; SCHRIEBER, Jno; LORD, Ruth J.; VURHIS & MASON; HONEY & HESSER; WALKER, Tom; BLACKWELL, Wm.; KLOTCH, E.F.; KLEIN, Theo; WHITING, J.W.; BERAN, J.P; ENESTEIN, J.M.; KLEIN, Theo; KLOTCH, E.F.; RICHARD, Andrew; STONE, Laura E.; LAUBAUM, J.H.; WALKER, Tom; VINYARD, A.; TULLY, Mary C.; AUBUSKAIN, D.; THOMAS, John; GREENLEAF, E.L.; PHILIPS, John; VINYARD & WELHMEAIR; GOLMAN, W.; BLACKWELL, W. Est; SHEPLEY, J.R.; HALE, Geo.; WILKSON, J.M.; McGRAW, Edward; WILY, Geo; ANDESON, J.M.;  McGRAW, Ed; BLANNERHASSETT, Teresa; KELLY, Robert; LEE, Peter; BLANNERHASSETT, R.; HINEY, B.; TUCKER, Edgar; HINEY, B.; BLANNERHASSETT, T.; WILLIAMS, Thomas; LARKIN, Wm.; WILLIAMS, Thomas; KELLY, Richard; CARPENTER, J.W.; GREEN, Silas; WILEY, George;  WILEY, Geo; HUSKY, W. Sr.; BLANK, Wm; HUSKY, W. Sr.; DORSEY, A.; STONE, Laura B.; NELSON, Lucinda est; HESSER, Mary; TESSON, E.P.; KLOTCH, E.F.; VINYARD, Chas; WALKER, Tom; GASCHE, Henry; WRIGHT, Sam'l; VINYARD, Chas; KLEISTY, Henry; REED, Mrs. M.; HINEY, Bazile; LYNCH, M.P.; ANDERSON, K. Est; VINYARD, Chas; WHITE, Parolee; ANDERSON, Keshah; COSBY, L.T.; SEEMEL, Henry; DUGAN, H.; RYAN, Edward; HARDY, W.F.; SEEMEL & BUCHER; SHNGHOFF, R.A.; HELPERTHAUSER, E.; COZZENS, W.F.; HINEY, B.; PARR, W.S.; JOPLIN, Thos.; ULRICH, Carl Est; SLAWSON, W. & S.; VINYARD, Jno C.; SLAWSON, S.; SEEMEL, Henry; LUCKEY, A.J.; REYNOLDS, J.J.; BELL, Jno M.; LEE, Peter; HONEY, B.; MILLER, J.W.A.; HEARST, Jno D; MOORE, J.B.; MATHEWS, Newton; HENSLEY, James Sr.; WILY, S.S.; BECKLEG, Wm.; MATHEWS, N.; MOSS, D.J.; OLEARY, Jno; HENSLEY, Leander; COLLINS, L.D.; HENSLEY, James; HULBERT, G.C.; BRYAN, D.; BALL, Jno; FARLEY, Jno; BALL, Jno; ROHNE, J.C.; JOHNSON, Silas; FAGILL, L.C.; BALL, Jno; BARR, Thos; PYLE, E.S.; HERRINGTON, Sam; MANESS, B.F.; VINYARD, Chas; MATHEWS, S.S.; BELT & PRUST; OGLE, Wm; OGLE, James; FELIX, James; MANESS, B & F.A.; HERRINGTON, Sam; WALLACE, W.M.; LANHAM, D.M.; MANESS, S.; EVES, E.; MANESS, F.A.; WILLIAMS, E. Est.; LOKER & PRIEST; KARKOWSKI, I.; OGLE, Thos. C.; GLOWCESKWY, Paul; STEWERT & OGLE; CLAIBLY, Chas; OGLE, James; CARRIGAN, Jno; BLAKE, Thos; HUNT, H.M.; PULS, August; McCRARY, J.W.; SMITH, Jno G.; TACK, T.E.; SHELTON, W.; McCREERY, J.W.; SMITH, Jno Est; CLOVER, Jno;  WILLIAMS, Fines; McCREERY, J.W.; WILLIAMS, Isham; HALE, Alex; STEWART, Jerry; CLOVEN, Tho; SHELTON, W.; LETCHER, L.C.; SHELTON, Ed.; AMOR, E.; BURGESS heirs of; HAMILTON, M.M.; WILLIAMS, Isham; LETCHER, Mrs.; STEWART, Jerry; CRESSY, A.; HUSKEY, D.; POWELL, Mike; HUSKEY, Jno; PORTER, M.D.; KAUFFMAN, L.W.; HERRINGTON, J.; MANDELL, M.; KIDD, Geo.; GALLAGHER, Chas; HOHL, Martin; JONES, J.W.; McFRY, G.W.; STROUP, Harmon; P-ANO(?), G.; HOHL, Martin; HERRINGTON, J.C.

 

The Democrat - SUPPLEMENT. Hillsboro, Mo., Friday, June 18, 1875

Delinquent Tax-List of Jefferson County, Missouri, For the Taxes of the Year 1874. (cont'd)

MILLER, C.T.; SIMON, M.; MILLER, J.W.A.;  SCOTT, A.L.;  BAKER, Jno. W.; BENSON, Edin; MILLER, Caroline; HUSKEY, A.; CHANDLERY, E.; WILSON, J.J.; LLOYD, Richd; SIMON, M.; SIMON, M.; BIFFINGTON, Sam'l; HOHL, M.; MEDLEY, Jas A.; GASCHE, Henry; SARHAGE, Jno H.; WILSON, J.J.; MEDLEY, James; WHITEHEAD, P.C.; O'BRIEN, O.; KIRBE, H.H.; STANGLE, Jno; HENSLEY, Jas; SMITH, J.C.; SWALLOW, Jas; McCARTY, Mathew; SMITH, J. Est; MILLER, Heinrich; MAHER, James; OPOHE(?), Geo; ROBERTS, S.A.; HELT, C.; MANDLE, M.; REMIEBACH, Fred; EHLERS, Peter; LOHMAN, Jno; ROGERS, Jno; BALDWIN, S.J.; KINDLE, Chas; YEATES, M.C.; WEISE, Henry; LEICHT, Henry; HELT, Henry; THOMAS, R.; SCHRADER, Wm.; THOMAS, Hugo; KINDLE, Chas; DAVIS, Joseph; GILLMAN, John; KYLE, Simeon; WEISE, Henry; SHULTZ, Jno; HALBERT, Chas; WELLE, Tyre; KUCH, Francis; TURNER, Samuel; VANBROCKMAN, A.; BAHLI, Jos Est; MARROW, Wm; VOORHIS & MASON; HILBERT, Jno; BAILEY, Jno; CAPPELO, Jas; MEDLEY, J.H.; HONEY, E.F.; BAILEY, Jno; HORNILEE, F.; BORAN, James; DENT, Fred; OTT(?), O; ELLIOTT, Richard; JENNI, Peter; BROWN, O.P.; HENSLEY, James; WILLIAMS, P. Est; BEAL, James A.; HOOVER, Jno; HENSLEY, James; MANDLE, M.; BORAN, Jas; WEBER, A.; DEMICKE, M.E.; BURGAN, Wm.; HERRINGTON, J. Sr; HELT, C.; McDONALD, P.; HUFLEY, A.V.;  McNULTY, Jno; BURGAN, W.; LLOYD, Robt;  HARNESS, Jno; GRAYHAM, Jno; BENSEN, Eden; MERGROSS, H.; MORAN, Jas; PORTER, M.D.; BENNETT, Thos; WACK, Jno; COLMAN, C.D.; CHRISTIAN, Chas; VOORHIS & MASON; LETCHER, L.C.;  STEWART, A.; MILLER, Chas; WILSON, J.C.; CLOVER, J.W.;  MEDLEY, Thos; CASSADY, Peter; EINSTEIN, Wm.; KING, Joseph; FORSYTHE, Chas; TAAS, Philip; STEVENS, M.P.; GILLMAN, Jno; WELSCH, P.; BATES, Jno; KIDD, Geo; SAWOR(?), F.; GODFREY(?), J.; BOLI, D.; WALKER, P.; SHOTKA, Varonis(?); COLEMAN, Nick; CARTER, Dainl; HAVRE(?), J.F.; SHAIN, J.M. & A.; KNOPF A.; GILLENBECK; STRANS, L.R.; KIDD, J.T.; SMIZER, J.W.; DE---, Jas; HARNEY, W.S.; BITTICK, W.H.; CHAMBERS, Henry; KIDD, James(?); DINGS, Wm; WESSE, D.R.; TACKE, Theodore; BOOTSFORD, J.E.; VOTAW, Lorenzo; MANDELL, M.; RAUNERMAN, L.; EVERETT, Jas; BYRNS, Sam Est; CHANDLER, W.; BYRNS, P.; HOLLENABECK, A.D.; MATHEWS, J.L.; SNYDER(?), Mary; CROMER, P.; BEAL, T.M.R.; PARLEY, Terrance; KEIS, Jno; HAVERSTICK, R.; SCHALAMER, A.; McCONNELL, W.S.; O'CONNER, M.; CRAIG, S.R.; HARNEY, S.W.; SYKES, S.; WIDNER, B.; STYRTON(?), Jesse; PACE, T.L.; LEPP, M.; RORREMAN(?), L.; PENDER(?), Jos N.; CARTER, David; LAINE, Thos;  HEAD, Jno; REYNOLDS, R.; HARNEY, W.S.; HARRIS, Joshua; MEISTER, Geo. P.; SYKES, S.; DILLON, Philip; GARLAND, Hurt; VOLLMER, Jno; DILLON, C.; GOFF, D.D.; PATTERSON, J.M.; DAILY & RISCH; SWANEY, M.; BOYER, F.C.; FARRELLY, A.; EVANS, Jno; TAYLOR & ENGLES; BOYCE, Sal; HUBBARD, Ed.; PULLMAN, J.F.; SHULTZ, N.; KIDD, Jas Est; McCLEAN, J.; MATHEWS, J.M.; TUCKER, C.; RYAN, Thos; McCORMACK, J.J.; MUDD & FOSTER; McCLAIN, J.; CAMPBELL, Tucker; FRAY(?), Geo; McCORMACK, J.; KIDD, Jas; McCLAIN, J.J.; HOOBER, Geo F.; KELSEY, Susan; DEWITT, Jas; WHITEHEAD, Mrs. M.; CHARTREUD, Jas A.; ALREAD, C.S.; DEWITT, Mrs. J.; CORSIGNORY, Lucy; MORGAN, G.; KENNETT, Lotty; MANDELL, M.; BUCKINGHAM, T.B.; HAESSH(?), Ed(?); McMULLEN, R.J.; SEPULTESKY(?), A.; KNORPP, C.; ALREAD, J.W.;  McMULLIN, J.T.; HERBERT, M.; McMULLIN, J & S.W.; BOWERS, Henry; BUTLER, Jno W.; YOUNG, Paul; McMULLIN, R.J.; STATZELL, Richard; BUTLER, Wash; GOLDHERWITH(?), B.; BUTLER, J.W.; FLYAN, John C.; REVINGTON, Wm.; HECK, James S.; ADDIS, Geo; WYATT, W.J.; KNORPP & SHARP; HARMONY, E.W.; SMITH, Geo T.; WARNER, C.H.; MITCHELL, M.A.; SMITH, J.C.; AMBRUSTER, L.; LANGFORTH, Chas; HENCHER, Herman; HEADLEY, Ed.; YOUNG, Paul; KURZROCK, H.; WINSOR, Jane; McCORMACK, R.; ROBERTSON, James; BISHOP, A.J.; STOUT, Jno; PODESTA, Louis; WARNER, Fred; SWEET, Reed; GIBBONS, E.; BYRD, J.L.; WOLF, Eliza; SWEET, R.; EDWARDS, G.U.; PODESTA, Louis; WARNER, C.H.; BYRD, Jas L.; McMULLIN, J.T.; McCLAIN, J.; AMBRUSTER, L.; OWENS, James; WINTZ, J.F.; OWENS, G.M.; RICHARD, Fred; JONES, L.C. Sr.; STATEZELL, D.; HAVERSTICK, J.; RICHARD, Fred; JONES, L.C.; KENT, G.W.; HAVERSTICK, R.; FINTH, Geo; KELSEY, Alex; STORSELL & YOUNG; HAVERSTICK, J.; KNORPP, Jno; McCORMACK, J.; HAVERSTICK, J.; VETH, Geo; LAMBOONE, G.; VETH, Geo; KNORPP, J.G.; VILLMER, J.; WEURTZE, Geo; COX, J.B.; SCHRNERMOND(?), Jno; HENROID, Henry; HENLEY, Ed; HAVERSTICK, R.; HARDEN, Jno; HAVERSTICK, J.; KNORPP, J.; COLE, Jno; DECKER, Jno; REYNOLDS, G.W.; METTS, Mike; KELSEY, Alex; METTS, Rosina; KOBEL, Fred; KNORPP, G.; BIRCH, Chas; SMITH, Mayard; EVANS, M.A.; SMITH, Jno; KNORPP, Jno; SCHMERMIND, J.; KOBEL, Fred; McMULLEN, J.T.; ENDERS, J.N.; McCLAIN, J.T.; HENCHEL, H.; McMULLEN, J.T. Jr.; BUNZELL, N.J.; WEST, J.T.; BIRCH, Thos; FORD & PERNOFF'D(?); WASHBURN, W.; AUSTIN, James; COOK, Jno; PHILLIPS, Mary; HARVEY, Joseph; AUSTIN, J.M.; LEE, W.A. & Bros; McCONNELL, W.J.; NULL, Jos; HARVEY, Jos; WHITING, Charlotte; GAMEL, R.; TRAINOR, P.; HOWE, W.S. Est; WOODSON, N.M.; MINER, H.N.; WHITEHEAD, R.M.; TUCKER, Jno; FLETCHER, T.C.; SKEEL, Sam'l Est; BUREN, P.H. Est; SKEEL, S.G.; STROUP, Geo; SEAT, Emily; MITCHELL, Thos; STROUP, Geo; STROUP, William; MEADLEY, Jo; NULL, William;  BAGE, Jo; STROUP & RAPP; BAGE, W.E.; STROUP, Jno Est;     BAGE, William; WILLIAMS, Thomas; HAWKINS, S.; WILLIAMS, Peter; FERGUSON, R.W.; NILE, Jno; HAVERSTICK, G.W.D.; HUSKY, Wm. Sr.; HAVERSTICK, Jas W.; McKEE, Jno; BAGE, T.; CASTELLO, Joseph; VALLE, Amile; McGRAN, C.H.; DICKEY, Robert; NULL, William; JACKSON, G.E.;  WHITEHEAD, Margaret; SUBLETT, G.W.; NULL, Josiah; CHRISTIAN, H.B.; HAVERSTICK, J.W.; BRAZEL, M.W.; SUBLETT, G.W.; SAPP, Benj.; WILLIAMS, G.R.; MORRIS, Marie(?); VEASEY, Jonathan; FENTON, James; ARMSTRONG, W. & A.; SAPP, Benj; B--T(?), Emily; VERNON, Elisha; SMITH, Wm H; BARRISTER(?), Jno Y.; VALLE, Louis; WHITEHEAD, Margaret; BRAZEL, H.W.; CONSIGNEY, Lucy; KINSLEY, Henry N; BUREN, P.H.; LEE, W.A. & Bro; FOSTOR(?), Jno; MONROE, N.B.; MINER, Mary; PEDLEY, A.L.; NULL, James; MILLER, W.; COLE, Jno C;  THOMPSON, Edward; HINEY, B.; WEBER, H.; McKEE, S.G.; THOMPSON, Eliza; WARE, J.G.; LaBARGE;, BURR, Jno; BAGE, W.E.; PLACK(?), K.; WILLIAMS, N.; THOMPSON, Edward; PLACK, Ludwig; HOFFMAN, Al; MOSS, Thomas; BULER, Francis; SMITH, J.L.; MOSS, Thos J.; SMITH, J.L.; CARPENTER, J.M.;  HEATHERTON, James; BURRELL, D.; METTS, Manual; RANKIN, C.S.; COLVON, Novice; JONES, John; POWERS, J.G.; FOSTOR, Jas G.; PRIESTER, Jno; SPEAR, Caleb; SLEEHLE(?), Joseph; BLAKE, S. Est.; DASHNER, C.;  FOSTER, Jas S.; PRIESTER, Jno; QUATE, E.D.; DASHNER, C.; FORD, Fred; GILLMAN, Christ; POWER, James C.; MINER, Henry; SPALDING, M.J.; JAEGER, M.;

 

The Democrat - SUPPLEMENT. Hillsboro, Mo., Friday, June 18, 1875

Delinquent Tax-List of Jefferson County, Missouri, For the Taxes of the Year 1874. (cont'd)

ADAMS, G.E.; GUIH(?), Peter; JONES & ADAMS; ALBERT, Jacob; SKINNER, A.; GILLMAN, Christ; BELL, Jno Est; PORTER, M.D.; KING, Chas W; POTAK, Wm.; DEFT, Chas E; PRICE, T.L.; VOLLMER, B.; STEINBERGH, John; MOORAY(?), S.M. & A.T.; SCHWALLA, Jacob; BOUGHTON, Jack; HUNT, Robt; BOUGHTON, M. Est;BURKHARDT, F.; HICKS, S.L.; STEINMEYER, Aug; DUNKLIN, J.; TACKE, Henry; WEST, C.;  TIMMERBERG, John; CARPENTER, J.M.; DOERVIER, Dan'l; HORINE, M.N.; TIMMERBERG, Fred; HORINE, J.B.; LONGHENING, H.;GRANT, H.P.; DURHAM, Isabella; ZIPPENFIELD(?), Jos; KITCHENMASTER, John; FULTON, Ed.; YERGER, Jos; HOWE, W.H.; PRICE, T.L.; HOWE, T.; PRIESTER, John; ROBINSON, T.H.; KING, Chas W.; GRANT, A.H.; SPAULDING, M.J.; HAGNE, Sarah; ADAMS, S.E.; HOWE, A.C.; JONES & ADAMS;  BURGESS, T.L.; SKINNER, A.; KINGY, Robt; BELL, Jno Est; WILLIAMS, Thomas; KING, Chas W.; WARNE, S.E.; DEFT, Chas E.; BURT, A.N.; VOLLMER, B.; BERVY(?), J.R.; MOONAY, S.M. & S.T.; ZEPPENFIELD, Jos; BOUGHTON, Jack; HOERSCHLER, S. & G.; BOUGHTON, M. Est.; LYONS, Jno; HICKS, S.L.; HONEY, Lucy S.; DUNKLIN, J.; ZEPPENDFIELD, J.; WEST, C.; BULER, Francis; CARPENTER, J.M.; HORINE, M.M.; TIMMERBERG, Fred; HORINE, J.B.; LONGEHENING, H.; GRANT(?), F.P.; DURHAM, Imbolia(?); ZIPPENFIELD, Jos; KITCHENMASTER, John; FULTON, Ed; YERGER, Jos; HOWE, W.H.; PRICE, T.L.; HOWE, T.; PRIESTER, John; ROBINSON, T.J.; PRIESTER, Jno Sr.; KING, Chas W.; GRANT, A.H.; RICHARD, Jeroh(?); MAGNE, Sarah; HARMON, Frank; HOWE, A.C.; RITTLE, Joseph; BURGESS, T.L.; TARL(?), Theo; KINDY, Robt; PORTER, M.D.; WILLIAMS, Thomas; HARMON(?), Wm; WARNE, S.E.;  LOEMAN, Louis; BURT, A.E.; LEISNDER(?), E.; BERRY, J.E.; GU-A-(?), F.; ZEPPENFIELD, Jos; WILLIAMS, S.; HOERSCHLER, S & G.; BRANDT, Nicholas; LYONS, Jno; BOLY(?), Jno; HONEY, Lucy; EHLERS, Peter; ZEPPENFIELD, Jos; VOGT, Geo(?); BULER, Francis; GILLMAN, C.; HOFFMAN, A.L.; LONGEHENING, Henry; BULER, Francis; DOATZNER(?), Andrew; MOSS, Thos J.; BRANDT, Ed; CARPENTER, J.K.; BOLTON, Hestar; BURRELL, D.; WERHERGER(?), J.; RANKIN, C.S.; WILLIAMS, Cynthia; BOLTON, H.; O'FALLON, Jno Sr; LONGEHENING, M.; PRIESTER, Jno;  O'FALLON, Jno; SLEEBLE, Joseph; VALLE, Louis; DASHNER, C.; TAUSSIG, John L.; PRIESTER, Jno;  BELCHER, Jno; DASHNER, C.; GILLMAN, Christ; BELCHER, Jno; MINER, Henry; WADDLE, Fred; JASPER, M.; TACK, Thro E.; GUIN, Peter; HOEHAM(?), A.; ALBERT, Jacob; HOLLADAY, Aug; GILLMAN, Christ; BUEDAL(?), Phillip; PORTER, M.D.; SMITH, Jno L.; PODAK, Wm.; MOSS, Thomas(?); PRICE, T.L.; TAUSSING, James; STEINBERGH, John; MOSS, Thomas(?); SCHWALLA, Jacob; O'FALLON, John Jr; HUNT, Robt; BURGESS, S. Est.; BURKHARDT, F.; WELDBERGER, Jno; STEINMEYER, Aug; TACKE, Henry; O'FALLON & TAUSSIG; TIMMERBERG, John;     BURGESS, S. Est.; DOERVIER, Dan'l; TAUSSIG, J.L.; FIGHT, F.J.; DONNELL & ENGLAND; BRENNAN, P. Est; ROZIER & LAWRENCE;

ENRIGHT, Mary; IRWINE, J--da(?); DOWLING, H.B.; BROOKS, J.R.;  BRENNAN, P. Est.; WHITING, W.A.; MURPHY, Mary; CONN, Lawrence;  MORGAN, Gust; IRWIN, James; HAMRMAN(?), C.; VANHODSCH(?), P.; STROUP, Thos; WEED, J.B.; SCHLECT, Anton; BAKER, L.D.; CONRED, Theo; McCORMACK, Wm; WORTH, H.C.; SCHILLER, B.; THOMPSON, D.A.; RASH, Wm; CADWALLADER, F.M.; KEDLECK, Wensil; HOWE, W.B. Est; SCHILLER, P.; BAKER. L.D.; GILLET, Fred; CADWALLADER, F.M.; ATTLEMEYER, M.;  McCORMACK, W.F.; MOLLER(?), Vincent; CLARK, G.W.; NOLAN, Nelson; McCORMACK, W.F.; REPPY, S.A.; LAWLEY, Thomas; WHITEHEAD, R.M.; CLARK, G.W.; KOBERT(?), Wm; WILSON, R.B.; WOOD, J.M.; GODFREY, John; SHERMAN, Francis; SHYPECK, Joseph; BALL, M.E.; BLANK, H. Est; CULLERSON, M.; GREGORY, Frahels(?); BAUER, James; BURR, Nicholas; WINDE(?), M.J.; SPITTS, Florence; WINDA, Jackson; SHYPECK, Joseph; SHERMAN, Frank; SPECK, J.P.; JACKSON, Albert; GREGORY, Frahels; BROOKS, J.M.; SPECK, J.P.; BREEN, H.S.; MILLER, W.R.; MEAD, S.H.; MILLER, Nicholas; BRICKEY, J.C.; TAYLOR, G.M.; DO-VIS(?), Dan'l; BAILEY, H.; SCAGGS, H.; GALEVT & YEIDER; ROBBINS, J.B.; FRANCIS, J.W.; BAILEY, H.; PINTNER, Jno; WARNER, Dan'l; JANWASKI, J. Est; VOORHIS, R.S.; REIBOLD, M.; VOORHIS & MASON; CRANDALL, C.; WALTER, F.; DOERRIE, Dan'l; McCARTY, J.F.; SIMMONS, Sam'l; FRAZIER, Thompson; HAMPLE, P.; CARLIN, Frank; STOLER, W.; BUCKLAND, F.A.; SKINNER, J.W.; McMULLIN, J.J.; PORTER, R.; BYRD, B.B. Est; McCARTY, J.; LEE, Mary; BUCKLAND, T.A.; McMULLIN, J.H.; W.B. WEAVER; McDONALD, A.; KENNETT, I.; WEST, W.G.; ENGLAND & DONNELL; BOWER, James; HENDRICK, Henry; M. & LEWIS; CLARK, G.W.; FRAZIER, T.; SWEET, R.; SMITH, R.G.; MARBIN(?), Dan'l;  PEABODY, Charles; VINYARD, Wm; BURGESS, J.S.A. Est; BARBIN(?), Dan'l; DUNKLIN, J.L.; DUCKWORTH, Jos; NELSON, Geo; KENDRICK, Patrick; BRYANT, D.W.; WEST, C.; WILLARD, C.F.; GENGER(?), JNO; DRUMHELL, J.B.; VINYARD, C.T.; MORGANS, G. & W.; KENNETT, Julia; COLMAN, N.J.; KENNETT, Latty; CARPENTER, J.M.; KENNETT, P.G.; COLEMAN, N.J.; KENNETT, Julia; HOWARD, Jno; KENNETT, P.G.; WILLARD, W.P.;  DEADRICK, J.S.; WILLARD, C.F.; VINYARD, L.; COLEMAN, N.J.; SULLIVAN, C.D.; SULLIVAN, C.D.; COZZENS, J.E.D.; MILLER, F.; SKEEL & LEE; STUBEN, Jacob; BALDWIN, C.W.; YOUNGERMANN, A.; KENNETT, A.L.; CHESLEY, Jonathan; CLARK, C.E.; DONNELL & ENGLAND; BURGESS, J.;  O'FALLON, Jno Jr; BALDWIN, C.W.; OGDEN, Amos; DIXON, C.V.; DALEY, A.M.; DONNELL & WEAVER; O'FALLON, Jno Sr; HARRISON, J.; KEMPKS, Fred; MURPHY, R.; KENNETT, P.G.; O'FALLON, Jno Jr.; BAKER, L.D.; SIMMONS, Geo; TILLOTSON, B.O.; NIXON, J.M.; REED, Elias; HOWE, W.S. Est; BURGESS, James; BAKER, L.D.; BURGESS, Wm.; HOWE, W.S. Est; DRAKE, I.J. Est; KENDRICK, Wm; BAKER, I.S.; DRYBREAD, W.W.; MOSS, B.; DRYBREAD, Joseph; KENNETT, A.L.; DRYBREAD, J.H. & W.W.; DONNELL, J. Est; EDWINS, Asa; LEE, Jno; FLETCHER & RANKIN; DENHAM, J.R.; REYNOLDS, James; GIBSON, John; SCHREEBE, Jno; FIGHT, A. Est.; FLETCHER, J.W.; GRIFFIN, J.; HENDRICKS, Henry; EDWINS, Asa; LEE, S.J.W.; FLETCHER & RANKIN; GRAND, Martin; DONNELL & ENGLAND; POST, B.; DRYBREAD, J.; HAMEL, Geo; HOWE, W.S.; ABERNATHY, N.; GRIFFIN, J.; GAUSRMAN, J.P.; SKINNER, J.W.; WOODMAN, Jno;  BROOKS, J.M.; JENKINS, Job; WALKER, W.G. Est; FIGHT, Christian; FLETCHER, C.C.; BOLEEN(?), N.;GRIFFIN, J.; MOTHERSHEAD, W.G.; ROLFSEN, N.; SMITH, T.O.; LEE, John; REASER, Jno; DUNHAM, J.B.;  KENDRICK, P.R.; DUMBLER, H.B.; METTS; OGLE, J. Est; KERTSHUMAN, M.A.; WEAVER, J.W.; WALKER, W.G.; WIER, Wm.; TOOL, Mary; METTS, V.; FAY, E.K.; FLETCHER & RANKIN; NAPP, C.; GEERING, C.; EINSTEIN, Wm; HARTMAN, H.; EVANS, Wm; NELSON, Chas; ROWE, M.C.; HARTMAN, M.; McILLHATTEN, O.; EVANS, Wm; BISSETT, C.H.; FRANEY, A.; THOMPSON, J.; FLETCHER & RANKIN; REPPY, R.M.; McMULLIN, J.T.; PETER, Jacob; JELKYL, R.; HITCHCOCK & TAUSIG; CAMPBELL, Peter; BURTON, Frank; DARNELL, W.N.; BYRD & BENTER; DARNELL, W.N.

 

The Democrat - SUPPLEMENT. Hillsboro, Mo., Friday, June 18, 1875

Delinquent Tax-List of Jefferson County, Missouri, For the Taxes of the Year 1874. (cont'd)

TIFT, J.A.; CABLE, B.C.; TEULROCK, H.; CABLE, B.C.; HALE, Lawson; FLETCHER & RANKIN; ROBINSON, James; SCHARRADT, F.A.; WHEELER, G.J.; BIOCCARI, C.C.; HITCHCOCK & TAUSIG; STONE, S.W.; RIBBIN, M.; VanCAMPEN, O.; DUFF, James; SUSTIANMEN(?), J.; BETHOLD, Chas; WINSOR, J.; HARMAN, A.; HASTINGS, L.F.; DUFF, James; REASER, Wm.; CLARK, C.S.; NORRIS, H.; LYNCH, Lewis; WOOLMAN, J.; MILLER, Fred;  KELLY, D.; BAUER, E.; SOMMERVILLE, M.; NORRISH, Jno; BLOCKMAN, W.L.; BREWER, Joseph; CHRISTOPHER, Jno; CHANEY, Ed; CARTY, L.; GERBORT, Peter; BOETTINGER, A.; LOTE, C.; REPPY, R.N.; TURNER, Jno; BOTTREL(?), R.N.; LINEHAM, M.; REPPY, R.N.; REMBER, Chas; GAUSMAN, H.M.; BARBER. J.C.; SHOR, Chas; BYRNE, P.O.D.; GRANTENDAM, J.; STIFFINI, Joseph; BOETTINGER, A.; VANCAMPEN, O.; LITS, C.; LEVY, W.; GOODRICH, J.W.; APPEL, W.; HITCHCOCK & TAUSIG; BLANK, Wm.; DICKERHOFF, A.J.; ROBMARK(?), Chas; KERN, C.; KERR, E.C.; STEGMAN, M.; FISHER, V.W.; RIBBIN, M.; BALL, Jno; LUSTANK, Joseph; MANION, M; WHEELER, G.J.; FRANEY, G.; LEVY, Wm; WILSON, G.; FAU(?), August; NORRISH, Jno; SMITH; W. LONG; MERCHIP(?), A.V.; REABER, C.; HUFFMAN, A.; SURWALD, F.; DOBBIN, Frank; COHEN, B.; FORSYTHE, J.; COHEN, B.; BUCK, H.H.; BRIDEL, J.; DUNNMEYEN(?), D.H.; STEGMAN, M.; FROMHOLD, A.; BLANK, Wm; WARRINGTON, Ed; GOWAN, R.;  HERBERT, M.M.;  ABERNATHY, Newton;

 

Town of Hanover - WARNE, C.W.; WILLIAMS, R.; HOWE, W.S. Est.;

 

Town of Hematite - CADWALLADER, S.; MILLER, L.P.; McCORMACK, M.; CADWALLADER, F.M.; McCORMACK, R.; WILLIAMS, H.R.; OSBORNE, S. Est.; OSBORNE, Mary; MILLER, L.F.; OSBORNE, W.F.; READ, W.G.;

 

Town of Hillsboro - MULANPHY, R.; WILLIAMS, Thos A.; PIPKIN, Charles; AMOR, R.; JENNI, Peter; HAMMOND, Joseph; MOTHERSHEAD, C.; BEARDSLEY, J.F.; STEGMAN, G.; CAMPBELL, M.F.; FOSTER, James; PIPKIN, Chas.; OGLE, Lewis; MATTHEWS, Jno Est; BELL, Wm.; MULANPHY, R.; THOMAS, J.L.; GIBSON, M.; JENNI, Peter; HAMMOND, J.A.; BEARDSLEY, J.R.; SMITH, S.; COOK, C.C.; BELL, W.; WILEY,

Isaac; HOLDERMAN, J.P.; CAMPBELL, M.R.; MULANPHY, B.; FLETCHER, C.C.; MATTHEWS, Jno Est.; WILSON & KERIGAN; COOK, H. Est.; EAVES, Elisha; VEITH, Jno; PIPKIN, Chas.;  Jane, BEARDSLEY; J.R. PIPKIN, Chas

 

MERRY & O'NEIL's Addition to Hillsboro - POWER, J.C.; HORINE, C.T.; BENTLY, Jos; STUBINGER, Jno,; WELSH, N.W.; AMOR, Eugene; JENNI, P.; PIPKIN, Chas;  REPPY, S.A.; RANKIN, L.J.;

 

REPPY's Addition to Hillsboro - AMOR, E.

 

Town of Kimmswick - SMITH, Wm M.,; StPIN, Lewis; BRUHN & ANDERSON; BYERSDORF, Fred; MEYER, M.; LUCHTEMEYER, Fred; RAUSCHENBACK, F.; KIMM, Theo; McBETH, J.R.; MYSENBERG, S.A.; SCHULTZ, C.A.,; STINDE(?); KIMM, Theo; McBETH, J.R.; KLIEN, B.; HOWLEY, Phil.; BECKETT, T.H.; RALIBRG, Frank; McBETH, J.R.; MEYER, G.; KIMM, Theo

 

Mrs. WEST's Addition to Pevely. -  WEST, Mrs.

 

Old Town of Sulphur Springs. - GREEN, M.W.; PARKER, O.; BURGESS, T.; BURGESS, J.; BURGESS, W.B. Est; RANKIN, August; BURGESS, T.; AXLEY, E.; AXLEY, R.; STIFFENS, Jno; WIDMER, Jno; PARKER, O.; MURPHY, R.;GROIUN(?), F.L.; CLARK, Elias; DELOFF, Samuel; TURNER, Ursula; WILLIAMS, F.R.; BURGESS, Theo; BOLTON, Louisa

 

New Town of Sulphur Springs. - SPRINKER, B.; BURGESS, Susan;   BURGESS, Jas, Jr; GRAY, Emily; DOLOFF, Samuel; McLER, Thos; BURGESS, T.; BURGESS, Jas; GRAY, E.E.; BURGESS, S.; VERN, R.; BURGESS, Jas Jr; ALLEN, E; BURGESS, J.A.S. Jr.;

 

Victoria - BURGESS, J.A.S. Jr.; CARR. A.V.

 

South Add. Sulp. Sprgs. - WINSLOW, A.; WILLIAMS, F.M.; FIERBAUGH, Susan; SPORE, W.W.; ALLEYENE, L.S.; GHEEHAN(?), Charlet; ROLSTEN, J.C.;

 

HEROLD's Sub-division - STOWT, Rebecca; FLOTREN, N.; HEROLD, W.G.; GROSS, J.F.; FLOTRON, H.;

 

BYRNS' Addition to Demerer - FLINN, L.M.; NECK, J.S.; ALLEYENE, L.S.; STROUP, Jno;

 

U.S. SURVEYs. - COFFIN, J.B.; SPORE, W.W.; STEWART, David   160; BISSETT, C.M.; DUNKLIN, Jas. L  266; VINYARD, Chas; DUNKLIN, Jas. L  268; COFFIN, J.B.; STEWART, David  315; ALLEYNE, L.S.; DECKER(?), J.B. 335; HINEY, R.; O'FALLON, J.J. 365; VINYARD, Chas.; PARKER, Olivia 335; ALLEN, James; WARNE, M.S. 416; PREIST, J.G.; BRYHS-T(?), Colvin 420; ALLEN, J.; NELSON, Geo 420; COZZENS, W.F.; LITTLE, T.C. 420; BARREN, H.; BUREN, P.H. 423; AKES, Wm; NULL, Josiah 423; STALKER, J.; NULL, W. Jr. 423; VINYARD, Chas; NULL, W.S. 423; HINEY, B.; SPALDING, V.J. 437; CLINGAN, W.N.; KIMM, Theodore 650; DICKERHOFF, J.A.; WATERS, M.J. 2028; SCRAMMEL(?), Isaac; RICHARDSON, Skett  2028; HINEY, B.; KIMM, Theodore 630; JAMES, Louis; ULMAN, C.P. 664; WHITAKER, Neissner; DONOVAN, W.T.  664; BARCLAY, F.A.; MAHL(?), Chas(?) 664; HINEY, B.; REDDICK et als 747; RAPP, J.G.; O'FALLON, Jno  747; STAPLETON, C.; FRISSELL, M. Est 783; PREIST, J.G.; HALL, Louis 783; HINEY, B.; OGLE, Jno 783; SPORE, W.W.; CADWALLADER, F.M. 857; JENNI, P & F   872;

 

HINEY's Reserve (Victoria) - O'FALLON, Jno Jr  893; O'FALLON, Jno Sr Est  893; BISSETT, C.H.; RUSSELL, J.A.W.; LEE, James 897; WHITING, C.B.; SIMPSON, J.B. Est 897; HINEY, B.; JENNINGS, M.C.  910; WEST, Catharine;

 

Windsor Harbor -  HERRINGTON, E.B. Est   903; WEIPERT, E.; SPETER, J.F. 932; WATERS, L.; ZODMAN(?), Wm  944; HOWE, W.S. Est  1219; MADISON, E.G. 1219; DRAKE, L.M. 1219; STICKEL & HARRISON 1203; KIMM, Theo 1312;  HILL, Joseph; PRICE, Elizabeth 1371; STIFFEN, Wm; BROCK, Wm; HELTERBRAND, M. 1331;  MITCHELL, H.S.; HUSKEY, L.; SWIZER, G.W. 1331; BOWMAN, S.; PRIESTER, J.1831;

GOWAN, J.E.;  HORINE, J.B.  1331; FINK, Jacob W.; HENWOOD, E.H.D.  1832; WILCOXIN, M.; STEIN, Louis; HOWE, W.S. Est  1854 ; WALDRON, L.P.; BAILEY, Henry  1862; CLYDE, Jno; FLESCHER, T.C.   1883; McMILLEN, C.; JUDD, H.;

 

The Democrat - SUPPLEMENT. Hillsboro, Mo., Friday, June 18, 1875

Delinquent Tax-List of Jefferson County, Missouri, For the Taxes of the Year 1874. (cont'd) 

SCBERT(?), Louis 1897; FLETCHER, J.W.; ALRED, R.; MATHEWS, J.L. 1897;  RANKIN, L.J.; KANE, A.; DEVINE, James 1897 ; EVERLY, Thos; FLINN, Patk; ROBERT, Louis 1897; FLETCHER, Thos; METTS, Jno; DEVINE, James 1897; SMITH, W.L.; GOULD, C.L.; KENNETT, Fred 1908; FLETCHER, J.W.; PYLE, E.S.; HOWE, W.S. 1919; HINEY, B.; GLENN, J.T. 1932; O'CONNOR, Peter 1933; COWAN, J.E.; BELL, W.R.; McMAHAN, Jno 1939; HENSLEY, James; HAMEL, Hugh Est; COOK, Wm.; GAMEL, Robert; RABERG, F.; HUNTER, W.G.; BEAL, J.A.; FIS--S(?), Fred; YOUNGERNISS(?), J.A.; OGLE, E.; LONGEHENY, H.; HUSKEY, Jno; HENSLEY, J.; WARNE, M.W.; YATES, James; HUBER, C.; BOUGHTON, B.F.; MEAD, S.H.; WILLIAMS, T.A.;STROUP, Jno Est; METTS, L.; McKEE, S.; GOZS, Eliza; McKEE, M.; GOZA, Malinda; MOWERS, J. & T.; SMITH, James; McKEAN, J.S.; SPAULDING, V.J.; STRICKLAND, Wm.; BIEROND, A.; FRAZIER, H.B.; HORNSBY, D.C.; DIERCKS, D.F.; DEFT, Chas; GILLMAN, C.H.; O'FALLON, Jno Jr.; MILLER, Louis; PIPKIN, Mary; McCORMACK, M.; RABERG, M.; SIMEN, C.; RABORG, Frank; NOLL, C.; HAMMOND, J.C.; CRAFT, C.A.; MILLER, J.J.; HIGGINS, M.;  KENDRICK, P.P.; FREDERITZIE, A.M.;  LUBKE(?), J.C. Est;  SMITH, Ernst; ELDERS, Edwin; WILSON, A.K.; CABBANNE Est.;  JONES, J.J.; BECKMAN, C.; GOODWIN, LITTLE & WORTH; CRAFT, C.A.; HERRINGTON, J.; WILLARD, C.F.; COZZENS, J.E.D.; REIZER, J.; EVANS, J. Est.; MOTHERSHEAD, W.F.; TESSON, E.P.; DeLASSUS, A.

 

Lots in town of DeSoto returned Delinquent for Road and Town taxes for the year 1874.

BARTMAN, M.; BAUER, Z.; BARBER, J.C.; BETZOL, C.C.; BOCARIOUS, Chas; BERG & BENTER; BIRCH, Chas.; BITTINGER, J.; BLACKMAN, W.K.; BOWEN, Edwin; BUTLER, Margaret; BUCK, R.P.; BREWER, Joseph; BITTINGER, A.; BRASCOM, P.; BYRNE, P.O.D.; BYRD, J.L.; BUTCHER, C.; BUTCHER, J.A.; BLACK, Henry; BRIDELL, Jno; BACHELOR;  BROWN, M.F.; CHEATHAM, H.; COOK, Ed; CLARK, C.S.; CHANCY, Ed.;  CUTTLE(?); CORNEY, W.; CARTY, L.; CHRISTOPHER, J.; COSBY, L.T.; DAVIS, G.J.; DICKERHIFF, A.J.; DOBINSl, Frank;  DOUGLAS, F.W.; DOUGLASS, C.H.; DUFF, James; EINSTEIN, Wm; EVANS, Wm.; EMANUEL, Jake; ECKEL, L.; ELKINS, R.A.; FAU, A.; FISHER, Fred; FRANEY, A.; FRENCH, J.; FIELDMAN, S.; FANCETT(?), J.W.; FERSCHURD, Jno; FAUBER, F.; GUITO, Jno; GOWAN, James; GHERING, Caroline; GERHART, C.; GOWAN, Regin; GAUSMAN, H.M.; HEDDY, T.; HARTMAN, C.; HOUK, Eli; FLAGNE(?), F.; HOFFMAN, L & Co; HARDING, A.H.; HASTINGS, L.F.; HALFNER, P.

 

OBITUARY - HALDAVIN - On the 12th day of May 1875, at his residence in Big River township, of Scarlet(?) Fever, John HALDWIN in the 61st year of his age.  Deceased was an old well known and highly esteemed resident of this county.  May he rest in peace! (Note the two different spellings of the name, not my typo's, as they were in the paper.)

 

DELINQUENT TAX LIST.

(concluded from Supplement.)

 

HEROLD, W.G.; PHILLIPSON, F.; REASER, Jno; HENDRICK, Henry; RIBBON, M.; HERBERT, Mrs. M.; REPPY, H.S. Est.; REPPY, Lavina; HIRSHLER, Jno; REPPY, B.S.; HELMER, C.H.; RANSON, Wm.; HOLMAN, J.; ROESER, Wm.; HOFFMASTER, A.; ROBERTSON, James; HORR, R.G.; HARRIS, D.; SOPER, A.W.; HALLET, James;  SKEEL, Amos; HAUNY, H.; SMITH, J.N.; SURWOLD, F.; JEWETT, N.H.; SOMERVILLE, M.; JACOB, P.; STEINMAN, P.; JONES, G.W.; STERMEL, Geo; JOHNSON, James; TENBECK, H.;  KERN, C.; TIFT, J.; KNOWN, Wm.; THURMAN, H.; KEMBER, Chas.; TOOL, Mrs. M.; KEHR, E.C.; ULRICH, A.; KEAN, Mary; WALKER, W.G. Est; KELLY, D.; WATSON, H.; KYMER, B. Est; WILLIAMS, M.; KRETCHMAN, H.A.; WHITEHEAD, J.N. Est; KOESTER, J.F.; WHEELER, J.; LAKEMEYER, Jas; LASTANKA, Jos; WASHBURN, Geo; LEVY, Wm; WASHBURN, Bud(?); LINEHAM, M.; WALKER, E.F.; LOTZ, Lewis; WARRINGTON, M.I.; LEVY, Mrs.; WEISNER, Wm. Est.; LOTZ, C.; YOUNG, John; LONG, Wm.;  CORNEY, W.; MAHN, James; MANESS, B.F.; MAHN, Jacob; MILLER, H.C.; MOTHERSHEAD, Mrs.; McCORMACK, M.; McMAHAN, J.; MAHN, Frank; MULLON, F.; McCRARY, Bob; MORRISY, M.; NELSON, C.; PAULIS, M.; PARKER, L.

 

NOTICE is hereby given to all persons interested, that the undersigned Collector for the county of Jefferson and State of Missouri, will make application to the county Court of the county and State aforesaid, at the July term thereof, to be held on the third Monday of July, 1875, at the Court House, in said county, for a judgment to enforce the lien of the State of Missouri against the tracts and lots of ground described in the foregoing list, and for an order to sell so much of said real property as shall be sufficient to satisfy the amount of taxes, interest and costs due on the several tracts of land and lots of ground therein described; and that on the first Monday of October, 1875, all of said lands and lots, for the sale of which an order shall be made, will be exposed to public sale, at the Court House, in said county of Jefferson, for the satisfaction of the taxes, interest and cost therein.  Dated this 16th day of June, 1875. W. MITCHELL, Collector of Jefferson County, Mo.

 

FROM BIG RIVER; - Crops, Matrimony, Advice, etc. - Morse's Mills, Mo., June 7, 1875 - Editor Jefferson Democrat:  How shall I tell it all. The event of the day, the marriage of our fellow citizen, M. ROGERS, Esq., to Mrs. Emmy SIMPSON occurred on the 3rd instant, and there was a liberal tripping of the light-fantastic toe, at the residence of his Mother, Mrs. HUSKEY on the afternoon and night of the fourth. The grasshoppers and Gov. HARDINs proclamation could not disturb his happiness. Big River.

 

Editor Jefferson Democrat - Pevely Grange at its regular meeting June 12th passed the following resolution in respect to the memory of Caroline, wife of Col. Jno. H. HOGAN P.M. of Pevely Grange No. 1903. Being the first meeting since her death which occurred April 19th, 1875.

 

ADMINISTRATRIX NOTICE - Notice is hereby given that letters testamentary on the estate of Henry F.W. SAEGER, deceased, were granted to the undersigned by the Probate Judge of Jefferson county, Mo., on the 10th day of May, 1875. Persons having claims against said estate should present them for allowance within one year from the date of said letters, or they may be precluded from any benefit of said estate; and if not presented within two years from said date they will be forever barred.  Christina W.C. SAEGER, Executrix of said Estate.

 

NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION - Notice is hereby given that letters of administration of the estate of Mrs. E.B. McCLINTOCK, deceased, were granted to the undersigned by the Probate Judge of Jefferson county, Mo., on the 3d day of May, 1875. Persons having claims against said estate should present them for allowance within one year from the date of said letters, or they may be precluded from any benefit of said estate; and if not presented within two years from said date they will be forever barred.  Jerome B. DOVER,  Adm'r of said Estate.

 

FRIDAY, 23 JULY 1875

 

OBITUARY - FRAZIER - July 10th, 1875, Allie Edna, daughter of Henry B. and Dorothy A. FRAZIER.  W.N.G.

 

PROBATE COURT PROCEEDINGS PROBATE COURT PROCEEDINGS; - July Term, 1875 - Accounts were allowed against estates as follows:

MISCELLANEOUS - H.P. HOPSON, was ordered to give new bond in ten days, as guardian of HELTERBRAND minors.  Mary S. REPPY, minor, chose B.S. REPPY as her guardian -- bond of $200 required. Jno. ROGERS presented a motion to require W.P. ADAIR, adm'r of Thos. S. SMITH, to pay over -- judgment for Defendant  Jas. L. WARE, minor, was cited to appear and choose a guardian.  Orders of sale of real estate were made in the estates of H.M. WIATT, Starrit P. McKEAN, and Florian YERGER.

 

S.A. SIMPSON, deceased, balance of $400, to be retained by widow as her dower.

 

COUNTY COURT PROCEEDINGS - July Term, 1875 - Monday, July 19th -

Demands were allowed against the county as follows:

George SANDERS attending and nursing a poor person    6.00

F. GRIMM,  repairing bridges on gravel road    38.00

W.H. BOWEN, scrubbing and white-washing jail     7.70

Henry EAVES, scrubbing and white-washing jail     7.50

Ed. MASON, whitewashing jail up stairs    4.00

Thompson BROWN, repairing gravel roads   42.00

Louis HARTWEIN, repairing gravel roads   42.50

 

COUNTY COURT PROCEEDINGS - July Term, 1875 - Monday, July 19th

Petition of W.E. HYATT for license to keep a dram shop at Frumet, was rejected for being illegal and insufficient, and the signatures hereto not genuine.

 

COUNTY COURT PROCEEDINGS - July Term, 1875 - Monday, July 19th - Dram shop licenses were granted Wm. CLARK and E. AMOR of Hillsboro, M.A. DOUTHETT and Wm. LOESCHE of DeSoto, and Florence ARNOLD of Kimmswick, and license was granted Jno. HILPERTSHAUSER to keep a wine and beer saloon in Hillsboro.

 

COUNTY COURT PROCEEDINGS - July Term, 1875 - Monday, July 19th - On petition of 14 citizens of Merrimac township, the road commissioner was ordered to survey a new county road from Adam DIEHL's on Sugar Creek, over lands of Joseph BARTON and Michael MAUER, to Fenton gravel road near the PATTERSON place.

 

Reports of inquests were approved and fee ills allowed as follows: R.N. HUNT, over body of unknown woman, $12.50; same over body of Webb SCOTT, $6.85; W.P. WADE, over body of Adeline MELLOSTENETT, $6.15

 

Accounts were allowed against the county, as follows:

Louis PARTNEY;, sup't co farm   $157.37

Dr. PIPKIN, medical attention to paupers  45.50

E. AMOR, goods for co farm     59.45

E. AMOR, goods for c't house and jail   13.60

T.B. MOSS, sheriff      167.00

R.W. McMULLIN;, advertising     97.59

A. DORSEY;, road hand       3.00

G.W. SMITH, road hand       3.00

Latty BOYCE, road hand       3.00

J.B. DOVER, road hand       3.00

VanBEEK & Co., stationery     68.00

C.T. HORINE, cir cl'k       1.59

J.W. VERNON, keeping Patch VERNON    60.00

W. MITCHELL, advertising del. list   288.75

J.O. WILLIAMS, jailor      34.80

W.R. DONNELL, stationery and postage   11.40

W.R. DONNELL, co cl'k     295.17

B.F. WINER, coffins for paupers    15.00

Wm. CLARK, lime for jail       1.50

S.G. McKEE, taking pauper to county farm   3.00

 

Mr. John GILES, of Sandy Mines, presented us with some very fine specimens of lead ore and tiff last week, for which he has our thanks. No one, after looking at the specimens, can doubt the existence of lead at Sandy Mines in paying quantities, and John GILES is the man that knows how to find it.

 

FOR SALE - On account of the death of my son, I offer for sale one of my second hand threshers, in good order, at reasonable rates and on easy terms. They have a good reputation. I  have also new ones for sale at low rates. Also the celebrated Spring Toe-drills.  A.J. LUCKEY.

 

FRIDAY, 6 AUGUST 1875

 

DeSoto - August 2d, 1875 - Editor Jefferson Democrat - The largest flood seen in this valley for year occurred here on the morning of the 31st July, about 3 a.m., caused by the overflow of the Joachim and streams feeding in it at this point. The main current crossed the track near the R.R. carpenter's shop, thence down Main street; in its route flooding stores, dwellings and cellars.  The destruction was considerable. On the east side of the track most all the cellars were filled. A very small building belonging to Mr. DONOVAN, was washed away from his house in the rear of the R.R. lumber yard, and carried some distance. Fences suffered considerable damaged; large bridge timbers (some 12 inches square and 20 feet long,) were carried from the lumber yard across the track and deposited at points nearly opposite BURROUGHS' hardware store. One piece (largest size) was landed against the post in front of TYLER's store. The street bridge opposite NIMICK's store was deposited in front of BRYAN's Livery stable. The cellars of the following parties were filled, and great damage was done to goods contained therein: TYLER and BOAS, HOHENTHAL, COXWELL, KNORPP, MILLER, Dr. STALEY, and SMIT;, P.O.,  Pumps have been kept going steady ever since, Sunday excepted.

 

Strange as it may seem the flood came near causing a large conflagration, but it is easily accounted for; a large quantity of lime stored in a room in the rear of James HOPSON's office became slacked, and fire resulted. The building was entirely consumed, together with a lot of carpenters' tools, and a quantity of doors, sash and blinds; some of the doors half consumed, were washed down street. By the exertions of a few determined individuals, (Messrs. BRADY of the TRIBUNE, E.C. RANKIN, two step sons of Julius MILLER, Wm. COLE and R. COXWELL) who deserve particular mention for their efforts, the fire was prevented from spreading. Thanks to the absence of a high wind, and the presence of a large number of spectators, who gave the boys every encouragement except help.

 

New bond of Jno. M. FREDERITZIE as guardian of George RICHARDSON was approved.

 

PROBATE COURT PROCEEDINGS - Adjourned July Term -  Report of sale of real estate of H.S. REPPY, deceased, was approved.

 

PROBATE COURT PROCEEDINGS - Adjourned July Term - Bond of B.S. REPPY as guardian of Mary S. REPPY, minor, approved.

 

J.W. FLETCHER and C.C. FLETCHER filed an application to be released as securities on bond of Amanda E. WILLIAMS as guardian of Sarah C. and Annie E. WILLIAMS, and to require her to give new bonds as such to guardian. She was ordered to give new bonds as such guardian, and also as Executrix of estate of John WILLIAMS.

 

James R. OGLE, aged 16, chose Thornton SMITH as his guardian -- bond of $150. required.  Court adjourned till 3d Monday in Aug.

 

Louis PARTNEY being the only bidder for the County farm, the same was leased to him for the term of four years from the first day of March, 1876. The county agreeing to pay him the sum of $45. per year for each pauper kept; and require said PARTNEY to clear up and fence ten acres of new land, and seed all the rolling land on the farm in clover, and keep the farm in good repair. He is also required to enter into bond the sum of one thousand dollars, for the performance of his duties.

 

J.J. WESTERECK, a crippled man, was granted a foot peddler's license without paying any tax on same.

 

MARRIED - BENNETT-WILKINSON -- At the residence of Mr. WILLIAMS, near Crystal City, July 20th, 1875, by Rev. J.N. GILBREATH, George BENNETT, to Miss Mary Jane WILKINSON.  Both of London, England.

 

GRAHAM - WIDEMAN -- June 20th, 1875, by S.B. WILSON, Esq., John GRAHAM, Jo Sofronia WIDEMAN.  All of Jefferson County.

 

BURGAN - HARNESS -- July 18th, 1875, by Judge Anton YERGER, James BURGAN, to Miss Lucinda F. HARNESS.  All of Jefferson County.

 

OGLE - NELSON -- July 1st, 1875, by Rev. J.T. McMULLIN, John J. OGLE, to Miss Martha NELSON.  Both of Jefferson County

 

EIMAN -- EIGNEW -- June 23d, 1875, by Esq. Wm. FRITTER, S.W.(?) EIMAN, to Mrs. Elizabeth EIGNEW.

 

JOHNSON -- EHERNS -- June 6th, 1875, by Esq. Wm. FRITTER, Herman JOHNSON, to Laura EHERNS.

 

FRIDAY, 6 AUGUST 1875

 

ORDER OF PUBLICATION - In the Circuit Court of Jefferson county, State of Missouri,  May term, 1875, Friday, May 21st, 1875

Among other proceedings therein had, the following appears of record, viz:  William SCHMUMACHER, Plaintiff,  vs.  Wilhelmina FROST and August FROST, her husband, Mathilda SCHIFFMAN and John SCHIFFMAN, her husband, Augusta PRESSIBACH and ----- PRESSIBACH, her husband, Johanna R. DOERGE, William DOERGE, Gustave DOERGE and Carl DOERGE, Defendants.

 Now at the day comes the plaintiff by his attorney, and it appearing to the satisfaction of the court, that the defendants, Wilhemina FROST and August FROST, cannot be summoned in this action, it is ordered by the court that publication be made, notifying them that an action has been commenced against them by petition in the Circuit Court of Jefferson county, in the State of Missouri, the object and general nature of which, is to obtain a decree of partition, the following described real estate, situate in the county and State aforesaid, to-wit: The north-east frl qr of the north-west frl qr of section thirty-three, in township forty-three, north of range five east, containing twenty-five and 70-100 acres; also the north-west quarter of the north-east quarter, and the south-west fractional quarter and the south-west quarter of the south-east quarter of section twenty-eight, in township forty-three, north of range five east, containing one hundred and four acres, and that unless they be and appear at the next term of this court, to be holden at the court house in Hillsboro, in said county, on the second Monday of September, 1875, and on or before the sixth day thereof, judgment will be rendered in accordance with the prayer of the petition. It is further ordered that a copy hereof be published in the Jefferson Democrat, a newspaper published in the county Jefferson, for four weeks successively, the last insertion to be at least four weeks before the commencement of the next term of this court, and this cause is continued. A true copy from the record,  In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of said court, at office in Hillsboro, Mo., June 7th,1875.  C. Tho. HORINE, Clerk.

 

ORDER OF PUBLICATION - In  the Circuit Court of Jefferson county, State of Missouri, May term, 1875, Tuesday, May 11th, 1875.

 Among other proceedings therein had, the following appears of record, viz.:  John C. COLE, Plaintiff   vs.   Wm. H. WALKER, James WALKER, ----- WALKER, Harriet STEWART, and R.H.  STEWART her husband, Zurithan RIDGLEY, Ellen GOFF and D.D. GOFF her husband, Leonidas R. WALKER, and Carrie, William, Sterling, Catharine, Rebecca, Alice, and Nina COLE, Defendants.  Now come the plaintiff by his attorney, and upon proof in open court, it appears to the satisfaction of the court, that the defendants, James WALKER and ---- WALKER, cannot be summoned in this action, it is ordered by the court that publication be made, notifying them that an action has been commenced against them by petition in the Circuit Court of Jefferson county, in the State of Missouri, the object and general nature of which, is to re-form a deed executed by William G. WALKER to John C. COLE, dated May 7th, 1864, for the following described land, viz:  45 acres, n 1/2 lot 1 nw qr of section 7, township 39, range 5 east; 40 acres, the se qr of the ne qr of section 7, township 39, range 5 east; 40 acres nw frl of the se qr of section 18, township 39, range 5 east, in Jefferson county, Missouri, and that unless they be and appear at the next term of this court, to be holden at the court house in Hillsboro in the county of Jefferson, on the second Monday of September 1875, and on or before the sixth day thereof, judgment will be rendered in accordance with the prayer of the petitioner.  It is further ordered that a copy hereof be published in the JEFFERSON DEMOCRAT, a newspaper published in the county of Jefferson, for four weeks successively, the last insertion to be at least four weeks before the commencement of the next term of this court, and this cause is continued. A true copy from the record.  In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of said circuit court, at office June 4th, 1875.  C. Tho. HORINE, Clerk.

 

FRIDAY, 13 AUGUST 1875

 

Plattin T'p, Jeff. Col, Mo., Aug. 9th, 1875.  Editor Jefferson Democrat:

In compliance with your request, I herewith transmit statement of threshing done this season by the PINSON & McMULLIN machine, up to this evening:

 

    Acres  Bu. Wheat.

Mitchell McCORMACK  14    182

Clark BULLECK(?)  23    277

Jas. I. McCORMACK  14    171

W. STRATMAN   10    130

S.P. McMULLIN   18    311

G.B. TUCKER    7     16

Joseph BROWN    5     26

David TUCKER   15     78

Jeremiah McLAIN   16    170

Richard FLUTH      118

 

Mr. HEARST, with a new machine, commenced threshing last week near DeSoto, threshing wheat for Wm. PORTER, 378 bushels, for PATTON, 104 bushels, and for Robert WHITEHEAD, amount not learned; also, 100 bushels of oats for Wm. PORTER. These oats were the product of four acres of ground belonging to John and Samuel McMULLIN, and were considered so worthless that  the owners would not take time to cut them but gave PORTER the privilege of cutting if he thought they would pay him for his trouble.

 

Mr. LUCKEY started out with his threshing machine last week, and in three days work cleaned out 811 bushels of grain; 273 bushels of wheat, 135 of rye, and the balance oats. This was a part of his own crop, and the crop of Mr. HUBELI near Hillsboro. Mr. HUBELI's wheat was good and yielded tolerably well.  He had 175 bushels of wheat and 93 of oats. We went to see the machine work, and noticing that the grain was coming out pretty fast, concluded to time it. It was threshing at the rate of a bushel in one minute and eight seconds.

 

HOSS AND MOOL SHOOING; -and- Smithing of any kind - Done cheaper than any other shop, and all work - warranted.  Call and fee - WILLIS VINYARD.  Victoria, Mo.

 

FRIDAY, 20 AUGUST 1875

 

The people continue to talk about our coming fair, and it is to be hoped the entire county will take a hand, as well as the whole world.  The new school house is progressing, and will undoubtedly be completed, according to contract, notwithstanding the bad weather to commence on. We notice J. FRECH has his house enclosed.  (N.B. Johnny was known to say good evening to a young lady. Don't know what use he has for a house now, suppose for rent or occupation.)  I learned last night, that a son of Hon. F. ROZIER, of Ste. Genevieve, was found dead in his bed, at the time a servant went to awaken him, for an expected trip to St. Louis. Judge LEONARD, formerly of this p'ace, now of Boulder, Colorado, has put in an appearance. He thinks much of his new home; he looks like the climate agreed with him. He says to persons in his condition when he left. "Go and do likewise". He has returned to the rocks (Rocky Mountains) of his adoption.  SHERWOOD.

 

Plattin, Jeff. Co., Mo., Aug. 16th, 1875 - Editor Jefferson Democrat:

Since last reported, the PINSON & McMULLIN machine has threshed wheat for Bushels   Acres

Jeremiah McLAIN   200     16

C.S. ALLRED    128     15

A. BERGHOFFER         62     10

J. REID     330     19

S.S. MEDLEY     52     31

J.D. PATTERSON    172     12

 

The machine was set at REID's, and threshed four bushels on Thursday evening; next day they threshed the balance (326 bushels) and left before night. The quality of the grain is much better on the ridges than the bottoms.  R.

 

*Rush Tower, Mo., Aug. 14th, 1875 - Editor Jefferson Democrat:  I herewith send you partial report of wheat in this neighborhood this season. Will send revised and corrected report soon.

       Bushels.

James IRWIN           1442

John N. CONN            958

On B.F. ENGLAND's farm         2100

John M. DRYBRED           770

On Wm. HENDRICK's farm          903

Joseph DRYBRED            272

R.G. WAGGENER            600

Lucas BILLAGAMBA           375

Part Mrs. WEAVER's           800

John L. WEAVER            200

T.H. SHANNON            128

Dr. L.T. BRADFIELD           110

    Yours,  R.T.

 

FRIDAY, 20 AUGUST 1875

 

Sheriff Sale in Partition - [In the Circuit Court of Jefferson county, Mo.] John H. GRAHAM, Alice R.B. HERRINGTON, minor, by John J. HERRINGTON, guardian, Cecelia J.R. GRAHAM, wife of Wilson P. GRAHAM, and Benjamin F. HERRINGTON ex parte.

By virtue and authority of an order made by the Circuit court of the county of Jefferson, State of Missouri, at its May term, A.D., 1875, I will on WEDNESDAY, THE 15TH DAY OF SEPTEMBER next, 1875, at the court house door, in the town of Hillsboro, between the hours of nine o'clock in the forenoon and five o'clock in the afternoon of that day, offer for sale at public auction to the highest bidder the following described land or real estate, to-wit: The south-west fractional quarter of section thirteen, and the east half of the north-east quarter of section twenty-four, and the west half of the northeast quarter of section twenty-four, and the south-west fractional quarter of section twenty-four, and the south-east fractional quarter of section twenty-four, all in township forty-one north of range three east, containing, in the whole, three hundred and seventy-four acres. Situate in Jefferson county, Missouri. For the purpose of making partition between said parties, for which the purchaser will be required to pay ten per cent, of the purchase money in hand at the time of sale, the balance in twelve months; the purchaser giving his bond, with approved security, bearing interest at the rate of six per cent, per annum from date, 18th day of August, 1875.  T.B. MOSS, Sheriff.

 

TRUSTEE'S SALE of Personal Property Whereas, F.J. WHITAKER, and Elizabeth his wife, by their deed of trust dated December 9th, 1873, and recorded in the Recorder's office of Jefferson county, Mo., in Book 6 at page 113, conveyed to the undersigned trustee the following described personal property, to-wit:

Two bay mules six years old past, one being a mare the other a horse; one yoke of oxen seven years old, one red and white and the other white with red ears; one yoke of oxen two years old, one red, and the other red and white pied; two three old heifers, both red and white, one muley; and two farm wagons. Which conveyance was to secure the payment of a promissory note in said deed mentioned and described, and whereas, said note has become due and remains unpaid; Now therefore at the request of the legal holder of said note, and by virtue of the authority in me vested by said deed of trust.  I will on Monday, the 20th day of September, 1875, between the hours of nine A.M. and five P.M., sell said property at public auction, to the highest bidder, at the court house door, in Hillsboro, Jefferson county, Mo., for cash, to satisfy said note and the expenses of executing this trust.  W.H.H. THOMAS, Aug. 20th, 1875  Trustee.

 

On Friday, Millard HERRINGTON, son of Mrs. N.E. HERRINGTON, of Belew's creek, while plowing in the field, found two large rattlesnakes. He got a gun and shot them. One was a four and a-half feet long, and had twelve rattles and a button, and the other was four feet in length and had seven rattles. They were huge specimens.

 

Billy MOCKBEE has kindly furnished us with the following statement of wheat threshed by BYRNE's & RAMEY's machine, up to last week:

      Bushels.

Washington STEPHENS      530

Mary WINER       140

J. STEWART       109

M. GRAHAM, Jr.        65 1\2

L. GRAHAM         38

Bart. HELTERBRAND      179

 

FRIDAY, 27 AUGUST 1875

 

This has been a busy week for threshing machines, and I have been able to obtain the following report, from personal observation, of the quantity and quality of wheat. There is not much more than one-fourth of it marketable. There are some twelve more to hear from on these creeks.

    Bushels  Condition

---- DAVIS    252    damp

John OGLE      60     dry

Wm. DAHL     280    damp

L. WILLIAMS     60     dry

A. SNYDER     314     wet

W. STEPHENS    540     wet

TILLOTSON     100     dry

W. LEE     185    damp

A. BYRNS     100    damp

M. WINER     140     dry

J. STEWART    100    damp

S. MEDLEY     100    damp

M. GRAHAM      63     wet

B. HELTERBRAND    199     wet

L. GRAHAM      34     dry

J. LUCAS      95    damp

L. SCHUBLE    118     wet

G. JUSTICE    248     dry

A. GARRZ     286         dry

BOEHMILLER    238     dry

KRUSMICK      91     wet

Wm. OTTEMEYER    218    damp

DEWEY      84     wet

DOTT      118     dry

   Resp'y  W.H. POWELL.

 

MARRIED - NELSON - WHITE; -- Aug. 19th, 1875, by Rev. J.T. McMULLIN, Mr. N.P. NELSON, to Miss Cora Ann WHITE.  All of Jefferson County.

 

OBITUARY - FOX; -- Died at Ashley, Ill., Aug. 8th, 1875, in the 19th year of her age, Miss Emma Rosa FOX, daughter of John H. and Mary A. FOX. Miss Emma was born at Belew's Creek, Jefferson county, Mo., Dec. 13th, 1856. She graduated in the St. Louis Normal School last January, since which time her health has been feeble, supposed to be the result of over exertion in her school studies.  At the time of her death she was visiting some friends at Ashley, Ill,, and a severe attack of brain fever, which gave her great pain and suffering up to within four hours of her death, terminated the life which gave so much promise of usefulness, and to which her fond father looked forward with so much hope and pride. Capt. FOX has a host of friends in this county, to whom the information of his loss will be sad news.

 

Dr. P.A. BAINBRIDGE - RESIDENT DENTIST - De Soto, Mo --0-- Teeth extracted without pain, by the use of NITROUS OXIDE GAS - Office in MAHN's Building, Main Street.

 

The following is a report of wheat threshed by HENSLEY & KEITH week before last:

    Acres   Bushels

Joseph BLAKE   20      248

H.D. ACHTER   35      520

Thos. JOHNSTON    6       54

This was three days work.

 

Mr. PARKINSON makes the following report of wheat threshed by him week before last:

For Ross ENGLAND       321

"   W.J. HARRISON      720

"   Mr. MURPHY       180

         -----

    Total            1,321

 

At Kimmswick last Tuesday a little eight year old girl, daughter of a Mr. Sam. BUREN, was running across a yard with a pair of scissors in her hand when she fell and stuck the scissors through one of her wrists, and nearly cut some fingers off her other hand.

 

Messrs. HENSLEY & KEITH sends us the following report of wheat threshed by them last week:

    Acres   Bushels

RASHBURN     16      169

S. WARNER     26      412

Wm. LEGA-TY(?)    10      119

James MURPHY    18      251

They also threshed 135 bushels of oats for the above named parties. They lost one day during the week.  They write that having found a good dry bunch of wheat they threshed on time sixteen bushels in fifteen minutes.

 

An earnest solicitation to be at Victoria at 10 A.M. on Thursday of last week, (which solicitation was made after promise had been exacted of us to say nothing about the matter till it was all over), was the reason of our hasty ride to that place in time to have nearly three hours wait. We felt a little foolish loafing around with no apparent purpose, and were considerably relieved when MR. Julius MULLER of DeSoto, made his appearance, in company with Mr. BRYAN, for he visits Victoria more seldom than we do, the curiosity was all directed toward him. He had a half dozen bottles of first-rate Rhine wine with him, and that of course made waiting more agreeable. At about noon Mr. Theodore EHRICHS arrived from Rush Tower, accompanied by Miss Alice WEAVER, and Esq. CHRISTOPHER was soon hunted up and conducted to the parlor of the Victoria House, where in short order he made Theodore and Alice Mr. and Mrs. EHRICHS, according to the laws of the State of Missouri. The affair was a complete surprise to all except the two principals and the two witnesses: but Mr. and Mrs. COFFIN bustled around and in a very short time had a nice dinner prepared, to which the bride and groom as well as the witnesses, did ample justice. The bride and groom spent the night in DeSoto, and went thence to St. Louis. From there they talked of going to California, but we are not advised as to their plans for the future. We wish them nothing but success and happiness, but Mr. E. will have to be a model husband if his wife never has cause to regret having abandoned, for his sake, a good home and her many loving relations and kind friends. Of the surprise and pain of her mother, brother and sisters when they first realized the facts, we can only surmise. For aught we know, things might have been different, but of this it is not necessary to speak, for the past cannot be changed, and for the future it is wisest to make the best of circumstances as they are.

 

FRIDAY, 27 AUGUST 1875

 

PROBATE COURT PROCEEDINGS - AUGUST TERM, 1875 - Thos. L. WILLIAMS was appointed guardian of the persons and estates of Sarah C. and Annie E. WILLIAMS, minors, and ordered to file in the sum of seven thousand dollars for each.

 

Mary M. SHAFFER, a minor, aged 16, chose John H. HOGAN as her guardian--bond of $1,200 required.

 

Mr. THOMAS took his little daughter, Cora, to St. Louis this week to have her lame foot doctored. Dr. GREGORY decided that it was necessary for her to submit to a surgical operation and have some of the tendons and sinews cut. The operation was to have been performed on Wednesday.

 

Will M. PIPKIN, has been elected Justice of the Peace  for Toole Co., Utah Territory;. The Gentiles are in the majority in that county.  He writes in regard to his mine: "We have a vein of ore over four feet in width with widening every foot. The ore works $80. silver per ton, and 50 per cent lead.  Bully! Selah.!!"

 

Messrs, Jonathan CHELSEY and D.J. ALLEN, lately citizens of this county, have leased the St. Clair Hotel; corner of 3d & Market, St. Louis, and have fitted up in first rate order, and are now prepared to furnish neat and safe accommodations on reasonable terms. Transient board, $2.00 per day; dinner, 50 cents. We recommend them to the traveling public.

 

On Monday of last week a little boy about 12 years of age, named SCAGGS, who was working for John GRAHAM, near MORSE's Mill, while driving a pair of mules was thrown from the wagon by passing it over a stone, and the wheel passed over the top of his head, pealing the scalp off and laying the bone bare.  He also had a hand smashed and some toes broken, and was otherwise injured. Dr. HARBISON attended him but is not confident of his recovery.

 

We learn that Mr. and Mrs. SPENCE went to St. Louis this week and brought back with them a little eight month's old boy, which had been sent them from Chicago. It was an orphan, but now it is an orphan no more.

 

FRIDAY, 3 SEPTEMBER 1875

 

Mr. James L. MEDLEY, living on the road between Hematite and Plattin, will sell his personal property, crop, etc., at public auction on Saturday the 25th inst.

 

We learned, with sorrow, of the death of Mr. CUNNINGHAM, of DeSoto. A more extended notice, written by an intimate friend of the decreased, will appear in our next.

 

FRIDAY, 10 SEPTEMBER 1875

 

On Sunday, the 29th ult, there was a big picnic at Kimmswick, given by the lodge of that place, of the Sons of Herman. During the day there were several men drunk, and a general row ensued, during which two young men, one a son of Jas. T. MOSS, and the other a son of Mr. John KOCH, were struck on the head with the club in the hands of Jacob BAKER. MOSS had his skull fractured, and was considered dangerously wounded. KOCH's head was badly cut, but the bone was not broken. Our informant states that neither of the boys were engaged in the fuss, but were victims of a cowardly assault from behind.

 

The fate of our County Collector's for the past few years, has been such as to inspire the superstitions with a wholesome fear for that office. Mr. Jas. N. WHITEHEAD's term of office had just expired, and before his settlements were made, he was suddenly taken ill, and, after a few days of suffering, died. His successor, Mr. John WILLIAMS;, died in office, a sad and untimely death. The fate of Mr. Alfred MITCHELL, the next incumbent, is fresh in the minds of our readers, and today - we have to add to the list, Mr. Willis MITCHELL, the circumstances of whose death are as sad as those of any of his predecessors.

 

A grand jury was empanelled and sworn, consisting of the following named gentlemen;  Jau-----(?) DUNKLIN, foreman, and Jas. T. MOSS, Jno. I. McMULLIN, Elias BURGESS, James EVERETT, W.T. SEAL.,W.P. HAMERICK, H.B. BRADY, Chas. BRYAN, W.J. WILLIAMS, Elijah MANESS and Jno. M. GRAHAM.

 

Calvin McMULLIN, Peter CHEATHAM, Thomas CHEATHAM and Joseph McMULLIN, who were indicted a year or two since, for riots were discharged. Peter CHEATHAM was also discharged from indictment for assault with intent to kill.

 

Isaac HELTERBRAND, indicted for adultery, plead guilty, and was sentenced to 30 days confinement in the county jail.

 

Reports of Grain Threshed - By Wm. HEARST & Co.

     Wheat Bu     Oats Bu

George BRECKENRIDGE  99    73

R.B. WILLIAMS      137       199

Jno. McMULLIN      589       155

S.W. McMULLIN      379       104

J.L. BYRD    232    42

Rob. HICKS   292       129

W.J. WILLIAMS   173    --

T.J. DONNELL   230    --

W.H. WALKER   157    54

Robt. McMULLIN, Sr.  450    36

Wm. McMULLIN   159    30

Richard McMULLIN  212    30

Rob't McMULLIN, Jr.  240    --

Carl SCHWINK   310    --

Jno WINTZ    199    --

---- GOOCH   161       111

----- REVINGTON  137       144

Geo. ADDIS   390        40

A.P. LANDES   188    --     ---    -- Total     5,984     1,043

 

By PINSON & CAPE.

    Wheat Bu.       Oats Bu.

Jno. C. CAPE   75      23

Nancy PINSON   46      50

Jas. STRICKLAND  77 1\2     27

Smith JOHNSON   27      --

Jas. REYNOLDS   46      22 1\2

A. MILLER    67      20

Jno. P. CAPE  194      87

M. HILL   120      --

N. RALSTON  316     230

L. MATHEW   165      17

J. MATTY   111         122

Geo. FLEMING   13      --

Jno. FALLON   34      --

Chas. THOMAS  123      --

Geo. WILKSON   74      55

    ----    ----

  Total   1,339     680 1\2

 

John CAREY hands us the following report of grain threshed by his machine since his last report.

   Wheat  Oats

Peter STROUP  167 1\2  ---

Wm. DODSON   75   ---

Peter WILLIAMS   92   ---

S. FRAZIER  ----   188

J. RANNEY   247    91

P. HELPERTSHAUSER 216   132

F. JENNI   600   ---

J. HARRISON  267   ---

C.F. GRALL  ---    52

D. WILSON    84 1\2  ---

D. DEENZE(?)  ???   196

Peter LEE    11    25

T. TRIMBLE  428    72

P. STRICKLAND  ---   344

MEYER   ---   160

M. WYNN   ---   114

 

He is now through threshing, having threshed this season a total of 10,561 bushels of grain in this county, and had no accident or bad luck. At DOENZE's he threshed on time thirteen bushels of wheat in five minutes. This is the fastest work yet.

 

Thos. POLITTE was thrown from his sulky and had his foot badly sprained, on Tuesday. His horse continued to run, but was  finally stopped without doing further damage.

 

Louis PARTNEY, of Hillsboro, had the finest peaches, and consequently carried away all the peach premiums.

 

FRIDAY, 24 SEPTEMBER 1875

 

Editor Jefferson Democrat:  Many things are so common that they lose their interest; but weddings are always new and interesting. Last evening we met a small group of young and old people at Mr. REID's. Between Hematite and the Plattin, and solemnized the rite of matrimony Between Mr. Andrew SPENCER of DeSoto, and Miss Annie REID. After which we partook of a supper that was good enough for a King, and repaired home. May health and prosperity, with a long life, attend the happy pair.  Yours truly, A.J. McFARLAND.

 

THE COUNTY FAIR - The following is a list of premiums awarded exhibitors at the 9th Annual Jefferson Co. Fair, held at DeSoto, Sept. 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th, 1875.  (continued from last week.)

LADIES HANDWORK.

Best wool stockings,  Miss E.W. PRITCHARD

Best wool socks,   Miss E.W. PRITCHARD.

Best Cotton stockings,   B.S. REPPY.

Best Cotton socks,  Mrs. Henry WASHBURN.

Best Fancy socks for Children  B.S. REPPY.

Best Mittens,    Miss E.W. PRITCHARD.

Best specimen of darning and patching, B.S. REPPY.

Best counter pane,  Mrs. B.S. REPPY.

Best shirt made by hand, Miss. E.W. PRITCHARD.

Best shirt made by machine, Elizabeth BUTLER.

Best handkerchief,   Mrs. HUFFMAN.

Best children's dresses, cotton embroidery, Mrs. BISCH.

Best infant's skirts, cotton embroidery, Mrs. HUFFMAN.

Best chemise, yoke and sleeves, cotton embroidery, Mrs. Sallie LEE.

Best infant's dress, cotton embroidery, Mrs. Wm. COSBY.

Best night dress, yoke and sleeves, cotton embroidery,   Miss Julia GRAY.

Best infant's shawl, silk embroidery, Mrs. W.T. ROBINSON.

Best infant's shirt, silk embroidery, Miss Annie JELKYL.

Best infant's sacque, silk embroidery, Mrs. B. MANHEIMER.

Best toilet cushion, silk embroidery, Mrs. Wm. KINGSTON.

Best toilet cushion, worsted work on canvass, Miss Fannie BUNKER.

Best slippers, worsted work on canvas, Mrs. W.T. ROBINSON.

Best lamp mat, worsted work on canvas, Mrs. Warren WHITE.

Best sofa cushion, worsted work on canvas, Mrs. Francis HOFFMAN.

Best ottoman, worsted work on canvas, Mrs. W.T. ROBINSON.

Best toilet cushion, worsted work on cloth,  Mrs. T. LABAUM.

Best crotchet work, collars, Mrs. Dr. EVANS.

Best crotchet work, purses, Mrs. R. HOHENTHAL.

Best crotchet work, tidies, Mrs. W.T. ROBINSON.

Best crotchet work, lamp mat, Mrs. Lydia JENKINS.

Best crotchet work, quilt, Miss BLANK.

Best crotchet work, table sett.  Miss BEACH.

Best crotchet work, shawl, Mrs. M.A. DOUTHETT.

Best crotchet work, infant's sacque, Mrs. J.G. BRYANT.

Best crotchet work, gloves, Mrs. J. McCORMACK.

Best variety of crotchet work, Mrs. Lydia JENKINS.

Best tatting chemise, yoke and sleeves, Mrs. BISCH.

Best tatting night dress, yoke and sleeves, Mrs. BISCH.

Best child suit braiding, Mrs. Lydia DRAKE.

Best night dress, braiding, Mrs. Lydia DRAKE.

Best toilet sett, braiding, Mrs. M.A. DOUTHETT.

Best solid work (quilt) on muslin, Polly McKAY.

Best quilt patch work on calico, Mrs. Wm. KINGSTON.

Best quilt patch work on worsted, Mrs. Cap't WATERS.

Best quilt patch work on silk, W.W. BAINBRIDGE.

Best quilt patch work on muslin, Mrs. Josephine McCORMACK.

Best display of hair work, Miss BISCH.

Best bead work, Miss Lydia DRAKE.

Best cone work,  Miss Minnie ESHBAUGH.

Best feather flowers, Mrs. Josephine McCORMACK.

Best painting in oil, landscape, Mrs. Warren WHITE.

Best painting water colors, historical, Mrs. C. WHITNEY.

Best painting in water colors, animals, Mrs. C. WHITNEY.

Best painting in water colors, flowers and fruits, Mrs. C. WHITNEY.

Best painting in water colors, landscape, Mrs. C. WHITNEY.

Best pencil or crayon drawing, Mrs. W.T. ROBINSON.

Best display of photographs, Chas. JENKINS.

Best display of ambrotypes, Chas. JENKINS.

Best assortment of shells, Miss BISH.

Best assortment of curiosities, H. ESHBAUGH.

Best antique historical painting, Mrs. C. WHITNEY.

Best antique painting, flowers and fruits, Miss Ida WHITNEY.

Best antique painting, animals, Mrs. Dr. EVANS.

Best antique painting, landscape, Miss Ida WHITNEY.

Best oriental pencil drawing, Miss Josephine PARKER.

Best crayon drawing, landscape, Mrs. W.T. ROBINSON.

Best crayon drawing, in colors, Mrs. W.T. ROBINSON.

 

TEXTILE FABRICS--DOMESTIC.

Best ten yards rag carpet, Mrs. Rachael RAPP.

Best blankets, Mrs. Sarah SUBLET.

Best woolen yarn, Mrs. Henry WASHBURN.

Best hooked rug, Mrs. WEAVER.

Best tied rug, W.M. BAINBRIDGE.

Best stuffed rug, Mrs. Josephine McCORMACK.

 

BOOTS & SHOES.

Best gents light boots, P.C. ZOLLMAN.

Best gents heavy boots, P.C. ZOLLMAN.

Best gents shoes, P.C. ZOLLMAN.

Best gents farm boots, P.C. ZOLLMAN.

 

SADDLERY.

Best gentlemen's saddle, H. HAMEL.

Best ladies' saddle, H. HAMEL.

Best riding bridle, H. HAMEL.

Best harness, (county court premium) H. HAMEL.

 

VEHICLES.

Best and cheapest 2 horse wagon, George FLINT.

Best and cheapest spring wagon, Wm. REED.

Best grain drill, H. REINSTEDLER.

 

Mr. Joseph HARVEY, will sell a lot of property at auction, on Saturday, Oct. 16th, 1875, at his residence one and a half miles south of Hematite. The property consists of fine work horses and mules, and splendid milk cows, calves, beef cattle, feet cutter, horse power, cane mill, etc. Also a lot of corn, hay, and sheaf oats. In fact everything on his farm. Persons wishing a bargain should remember the time and place, and be sure to attend the sale.

 

CIRCUIT COURT PROCEEDINGS - State vs. Ephraim MANESS and Valentine MANESS -- for disturbing a religious congregation -- fined five dollars each.

 

J. Wilton PIPKIN and Charles D. YANCY were granted license to practice law in the courts of this state.

 

Elias & Elijah BURGESS' machine threshed wheat as follows:

     Bushels

Elijah BURGESS    642

         GOSHEN       261

J.W. VINYARD     52

Wm. DACE         178

 HUSKEY        136

N.B. SULLENS        142

Elias BURGESS        315

J.A. MEDLEY        391

     -------

 TOTAL   2,327

 

Sebastian KOHLER threshed for the following:

    Wheat Bu  Oats Bu

Sebastian KOHLER  410     110

James T. MOSS   796     300

Philip MOSS   132     ---

M.W. GREEN   300     ---

Leo KOHLER   513     154

A. YERGER    550     200

X. KOHLER    376      52

    -----   -----

    Total      2,963    826

 

MARRIED - JARVIS -- OGLE -- Aug. 29th, 1875 by Rev. J.T. McMULLIN, Mr. Winfield JARVIS to Miss Elizabeth OGLE, all of DeSoto, MO.

 

McMULLIN -- McNULTY -- Sept. 1st, 1875, by Rev. J.T. McMULLIN, Mr. Samuel E. McMULLIN to Mrs. Martha A. McNULTY, all of Jefferson  county, Mo.

 

FRIDAY, 1 OCTOBER 1875

 

Judge DINNING in deciding the case of McNULTY vs. McNULTY (John McNULTY having sued for a divorce from his wife, and she having filed a cross-bill), said that the evidenced showed that both were entitled to a divorce, and therefore neither could get it. We do pretend to say that this is not according to law, but in this case it is a very great hardship on McNULTY, as he will have to continue to support a woman who has no regard for him.

 

We visited a family, not far from Hillsboro, a few days ago, and have since concluded that we found a place where teetotalers might put in some work to advantage. The family consisted of Elias HILLPERTSHAUSER, aged 70; his wife, aged 76; sister, aged 65; and Old Mr. BLEIKER, aged 70; Mr. and Mrs. BLEIKER (children of the above mentioned), aged about 40; and their children, five in number, ranging from 14 years down to one year of age. The children were all as fine healthy children as could e found anywhere, and the whole family seemed to be on good terms with themselves and their neighbors. The farm a large one, was in good repair, the growing crops fine, and everything about the premises indicated intelligence, industry and thrift.  It happened to be a rest day when we were there, and all hands were sitting around a long table on which were pitchers of wine and cider, which they helped themselves to as often as they were so inclined.  We were shown through the wine cellar, and had a view of all the wine-casks, large and small, with the privilege of sampling any or all of them. As everybody appeared to be temperate-according to our notion of temperance-we left without informing them of the great danger they were in, and now relate the circumstances so that the reformers can know where to put in their work.

 

Catharine SPITTS vs. Romain SPITTS -- order made at May term granting alimony, and appointing trustee, was modified so as to permit Mrs. SPITTS to buy a home for herself and children.

 

Jno. McNULTY vs. Bridgett McNULTY -- for divorce -- bill and cross-bill dismissed. Mrs. McNULTY to have possession of children, and 12.50 per month for the support of herself and children.

 

Suicide -- Mr. Samuel CARSEY, a young man of Hermann, has been missing for some days, and it is thought that he committed suicide by drowning himself in the Missouri. He left a letter to one of his friends intimating such an intention. -- [Franklin Co. Observer

 

CORRESPONDENCE - De Soto, Oct 5th, 1875 - Unavoidably absent last week. The average DeSoto man will attend the St. Louis Fair, if he don't shake. Six deaths in town last week, some of the old settlers gone, among which were Mrs. BILLINGS and Mrs. FISCHER, who were highly esteemed by all with whom they were acquainted. Mr. FISCHER is left with a family of six, the oldest being only ten years old (two pair of twins.) There has been a whole lot of marrying in the MAHN family lately. Frank made the boys exceedingly, happy, with a keg of lager last evening. John FRECH arrived home with his bride, Monday -- all the way from Bleeding, Kansas. I had often heard that Missourians made raids into Kansas, but always thought it might be a mistake, but "its too true." I know of five of the young men who got married, who are down with chills and fever. It didn't use to effect them that way about nine years ago. The school house is completed. The building is brick, one story, 14 ft ceiling, 80 x 60, and an entry 10 x 14, large plain cornice painted white, entire inside grained walnut. Brick work and foundation by Messrs. HERMAN & BROWNS, carpenter work J. FRECH, painting by JENKS & SHELTON, trimming, HAHN(?), JENKINS, on the top of the building is a mortgage -- I mean a belfry, where in time is expected to contain a bell, and as it will be nearly opposite the base ball grounds, I will use my influence to have it rung on Sunday, so the average "Resolute" will have one more monitor that it is the Sabbath. I heard a man say the other day, that it didn't give him any satisfaction to come home and find a No. 16 collar in the bed-room (his size is 14 short), and when he asked the madam in regard to it, to be told that times were very hard, and she had begun to take in washing. He thinks that at six-bits a dozen, she can't get to be a bondholder, washing paper collars. Under the new time-table, we have no Sunday excursion train. HAMEL's quinine trade D.K.  BLANK, HOHENTHAL, COXWELL, and MANHEIMER, all received large lot of goods this week. There is a whole lot more news here, but the town is so long that one man can't take it all in; but anyway we are a well advertised town since Jeff's advent. He

returned South last week.  SHERWOOD.

 

FRIDAY, 8 OCTOBER 1875

 

Any person desiring to purchase a number one sorghum mill, on good terms, can do so by applying to Mr. Joseph HARVEY, by letter to Hematite, or in person at his farm near Hematite.

 

James METTS, of Sandy, died last week under rather peculiar circumstances. He had chills and fever, and concluded to doctor himself. He first took some of McLeans pills, and while the fever was at its height, and his mind doubtless deranged, he got hold of a box of Jones' ague pills, and before his wife knew what he was doing, had eaten all but three, about 25 pills in addition to the McLean pills. Dr. GAMACHE  was sent for and after he dosed him awhile, Dr. SAPPER came and tried his hand but the patient died in spite of their efforts. It is well enough to have some family remedies about the house to use in cases of ordinary and not serious sickness, but they should be kept out of the way of persons crazy with fever. Mr. METTS was a very worthy citizen, just in the prime of life.  He leaves a wife and several small children to mourn the loss of their protector and father.

 

Ephraim WILLIAMS, a Jefferson county, boy has been in mischief lately. He went to Illinois to work sometime last spring, and while there got acquainted with a young lady. The acquaintance ripened into attachment, and as the feeling was mutual, and a stern parent interfered, they adopted the only course left--flight to Missouri, where there was no cruel parent to prohibit the bonds of matrimony, which were performed.

 

From all accounts, sickness is on the decrease in this county. This has been the sickliest season ever known, and nobody knows how to account for it. The DeSoto Tribune says that there were five deaths in that town last week, up to Friday night. We have heard to two more deaths on Sandy, Mr. ROBINSON whose principal ailment was probably old age, as he had long since served out the term allotted to man to live, and Mr. Thomas J. HENSLEY, who had some kind of fever. We expect to get a more extended notice of the life and death of those gentlemen in time for next week.

 

Charles and Alexander HUSKEY are sons of John HUSKEY, Sr., an old and respected citizen of this county. Both are married, Charles living with his father. Alex came to his father's house last Wednesday morning, and he and Charles had a quarrel about something, when he picked up a stout hickory club and struck Charles on the head with it, knocking him senseless. Charles came too after a while, but our informant did not know how badly he was hurt. The old gentleman made an affidavit to the facts before Esq. WALKER, and had a warrant issued for Alex's arrest.

 

Another death occurred in this county last week from careless use of medicine. A little five year old boy of Isham DODSON's, near Hematite, took sick with fever. DODSON himself was sick, and he had some calomel pills in the house which had been got for some of the family, and he gave the child some of these pills, and as it could not swallow them whole, it chewed them up and swallowed. They burnt its throat so, that it began crying for some buttermilk, which it knew to be in the house, and contrary to the warnings of his mother-in-law, DODSON gave it some of the milk, and as often as it cried for buttermilk, the milk was given it. The next morning, DODSON and his wife woke up and found their boy dead in his bed.

 

Our esteemed townsman, Mr. Peter JENNI, met with a misfortune last week, which though not unexpected, is yet a great affliction. We refer to the death of his wife, which occurred on the first inst. Mrs. JENNI had been for years suffering with consumption, had like all others similarly situated, tried many remedies, and, as in all other such cases, the remedies failed, and her life slowly but surely ebbed away. Death was to her a welcome visitor, as she viewed it as only the door to that better life that is free from all pain and sorrow. For months, during her calmest moments, she would speak of her afflictions as an interposition of Providence for her eternal salvation, and she would look forward with composure to the welcome moment when her spirit would be freed from its earthly tenement. She was buried on Saturday, Elder S. FRAZIER, conducting the funeral ceremonies. She leaves two bright little girls, too young to fully realize the loss they have sustained.

 

Public Sale - The undersigned will, on Saturday, the 16th day of October, 1875, sell at her residence near Hillsboro, the following personal property, to-wit: One horse, 1 heifer, and some household and kitchen furniture.  Laura E. STONE.

 

OBITUARY - OGLE -- Died, September 26th, at Hematite, Jefferson county, Mo. Charlie H. son of Charlotte C. and Henry OGLE (deceased.) He was born September 14th, 1874, and departed this life at the age of 1 year and 12 days, after a very severe illness, which he bore with surprising fortitude for one so young.  May the Lord bless our bereaved sister in these her hours of lonely sorrow.  D.M.H.

 

RICHTER -- a her residence in Meramec township, Jefferson county, Mo., Oct. 1st, 1875, Mrs. Charlotte RICHTER, widow of the late Louis RITCHER, deceased, in the 57th year of her age.

 Mrs. RICHTER was born near the village of Rostoch, Prussia, in the year 1819, and emigrated to this county with her husband in the year 1842, and has resided here ever since. She leaves two children, both about grown. The neighbors testify that she was a good woman, a kind and generous neighbor, beloved by all, and that her death is regretted, her memory respected, and that her bereaved children have their sincerest sympathies.

 

The man O'BRIEN, when acquitted of the charge of horse stealing, had the sympathy of a large number of our best citizens, but he lost no time in convincing then that their sympathy was undeserved. His family came here after his incarceration, in a wagon, with a team composed of an old mule worth in its present condition ten or fifteen dollars, and a mare worth forty or fifty dollars. These he gave to Mr. BYRNS for defending him, but a few days after he was released, his wife came crying, to BYRNS saying that her husband had gone off and left her, never to return, and that she was destitute and helpless, but that with the use of the team she and her boy could make a living for themselves. Mr. BYRNS therefore agreed to let her take the team and use it, with the understanding that it O'BRIEN was not gone, or if he came back, the team would be taken away again.  A day or two afterwards, O'BRIENs boy was discovered carrying water to a brushy place close by, and on search being made, O'BRIEN himself was found concealed in the bushes. He was very indignant at the disturbance, and showed fight at first, but was soon convinced that that kind of tactics would not pay. Mr. BYRNS finally concluded to give him thirty dollars and take the team, if he would leave the county with his family, and he accepted the terms and is gone, and the county has doubtless got rid of a bad customer. He did not belong in this county, having only been here two or three days when he stole the horse, and we have no use for such men here.

 

FRIDAY, 15 OCTOBER 1875

 

ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE - Notice is hereby given that letters of administration on the estate of Jesse WHITE, deceased, was granted to the undersigned by the Probate Court of Jefferson county, Missouri on the -- th day of September, 1875. Persons having claims against said estate, should present them for allowance or they may be precluded from any benefit of said estate, and if not presented within two years from said date, they will be forever barred.  R.N. HUNT, Administrator of said Estate.

 

ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE - Notice is hereby given that letters of administration on the estate of Christopher SIMON, deceased, were granted to the undersigned by the Probate Judge of Jefferson county, Missouri, on the fourth day of October, 1875.  Persons having claims against said estate should present them within one year from the date of said letters, or they may be precluded from any benefit of said estate; and if not presented within two years from said date, they will be forever barred.  Margaret SIMON.  Administratrix of said Estate.

 

Mr. KIMM has returned from Europe to defend the suits brought against parties owning property in the town of Kimmswick. The property was all sold by him to the present occupants, and he does not intend that any stain at all rest on his character after he is dead and gone, and so he will make the titles clear to Kimmswick property before he stops. The plaintiffs will find that they have waked up a troublesome customer.

 

FOR SALE - A good farm situated on the I.M.R.R. between Victoria and Hematite stations, known as the Dock McKEE farm; well improved, about sixty acres in cultivation; one hundred and fifty bearing apple trees, and pears, plums, cherries, grapes, gooseberries, etc. enough for family use. Good frame dwelling with seven rooms and dry cellar; meat-house and all necessary out-houses; well and cistern. Farming utensils and stock if desired. Will sell on reasonable and easy terms. Reason for selling -- I want to change my business, as I have a family of six children --all boys but five -- and no help to me on the farm. Persons wishing to purchase, call at the premises and see.  D.F. McKEE.

 

Yes!  We concluded that at our age a man's chances of receiving invitations to weddings was rather slim; but we might never have another opportunity, and so  we determined that from once business should give way to pleasure; so we and our other and better half went to the wedding, and saw Mr. A.J. PHILLIPS and Miss Luella LEE stand up and promise Mr. EDDLEMAN, in the presence of a large number of witnesses, to love, cherish and obey each other and nobody else, as long as they both shall live, The ceremony was performed in a very impressive manner, and the responses were both given as if both meant what they said, and we believe they did. The house was crowded with invited guests, mostly relatives of the families interested, and after congratulations were over, a bountiful and magnificent supper, which had been prepared by Mrs. LEE, received the profound attention of those assembled, for a few moments, after which, too  full for utterance, we, with the other guests, departed for our homes, leaving the happy couple best wishes for their future success and happiness.  We had almost to state that Miss Florence DONNELL acted as brides-maid, while Mr. S.T. WAGGONER attended the groom.

 

MARRIED - ARMSTRONG - YATES -- In Springfield, Ill. Sept. 30th, Rev. J. ROGERS ARMSTRONG, to Miss M. Annie YATES.

 

MAHN - OGLE.- At the residence of Mrs. OGLE, Oct. 4th, 1875, by Rev. Jno GARNER, Mr. Frank MAHN to Miss Mary OGLE.  All of DeSoto.

 

COFFINS, COFFINS - Ready made and of all sizes and qualities, kept constantly on hand by Christopher WERNER, Undertaker and Wagon Maker, House's Springs, Mo.

 

TO MY CUSTOMERS - I propose to continue to supply the people of Hillsboro with fresh beef, provided I can do so without loss to myself; but if they will get supplied from farmers so that my beef is occasionally left on my hands, I will have to do as others have done--quit, if you want beef regularly, support a butcher; but if you would rather be without half the time, starve him out. I will sell as cheap as any man -- by the small piece or by the quarter -- and will cut

it up and salt it away to boot.  J.F. HAGUE, Butcher.

 

FRIDAY, 22 OCTOBER 1875

 

OBITUARY - METTS -- Died, October 2d, 1875, at his residence on Sandy, of congestive chills, James METTS, aged 34 years.  Mr. METTS leaves a wife and five small children. He was buried in the family graveyard on his father's farm, the services being conducted by Elder S. FRAZIER. The esteem in which he was held by his neighbors, was attested by the large concourse of people who accompanied his remains to their last resting place.

 

Nelson -- Died, at Victoria.  Oct. 12th, 1875.  Ella, youngest daughter of C.W. and Sarah P. NELSON, aged 7 years, 7 months and 7 days.

 

FRIDAY, 5 NOVEMBER 1875

 

CORRESPONDENCE; - Editor Jefferson Democrat: As we take up our pen, many things recur to our mind of which we might write, but we will only mention a few. First, of course is a wedding -- that of Mrs. Frederick RICHARD to Miss Alice TYLER, at the residence of Mr. TYLER, in DeSoto; by Rev. J.L. McFARLAND, on the --th ult.

 

Mr. Almon WHEELER, a large lumber dealer and capitalist of Rock Falls, Ill., was on a visit, recently, to his two nieces. Mrs. F.C. SMITH and Mrs. H.S. JENKS of this place.

 

I just learn that Mr. STERNBERG, the boss underground man at LEE's Mammoth Mines, accidentally fell down the main shaft last night, killing him instantly. No particulars.

 

HOHENTHAL is rapidly recovering. If he keeps health, he says he went back to Jerusalem for some time, for he has just filled up his store with a large stock. Nobody ever saw a town better supplied with No. 1 stocks of goods than we are. Anyone who examines the stocks of HOHENTHAL, MANHEIMER, BLANK, COXWELL, and in fact all, and can't be satisfied, may be "happy yet" but not probable. Andy FRECH has his barber shop opposite the DeSoto House, where Dr. STALEY used to be.

 

Mr. A. DRENNAN was attempting to cross the Maddox Mill bridge on the 25th ult., in a two horse wagon, when the horses got frightened at a loose board, and backed off the dump, which was fifteen or twenty feet high. The wagon was broken in to pieces, and Mr. DRENNAN and his wife, who was in the wagon with him, were both pretty badly hurt. The bridge reported to be in a very dangerous condition -- actually unsafe.

        Sacks

 

BERG, FOELL & Co.     2,687

F. TREDMAN(?)         52

C.F. MEYER        102

W.M. PRICE         45

P. BRUHN         400

W.R.N. BEAL         73

J.F. KINDRICK         50

H.D. MEYER         30

R.M. FETTS(?)         22

G. HAMRICK         13

HARLOW & GELSTON        75

        ------

  Total     3,491

(Re:  The list of grains threshed on the previous page.  When making my working copy I neglected to copy the entire item regarding threshing of grain, much to my regret, all to the names but not the preceding article.  My apologies.  C.M.)

 

OBITUARY - HILPERTSHAUSER -- Died, at her residence near Hillsboro, October 27th, 1875, Mrs. Barbara HILPERTSHAUSER, aged 75 years, 11 months and 18 days. Mrs. HILPERTSHAUSER was born in Switzerland, in 1799, and at the age of thirty was married to Elias HILPERTSHAUSER, with whom she emigrated to this country. In the year 1855, they moved to this county, where they have since resided. Mrs. H's life was a long and useful one, and her friends can well claim that the country is better from her having lived. Her husband, five children -- all grown -- and several grand-children, who survive her may well respect and bless her memory, whole they feel that she was spared to live all the days allotted to her in this life, and is now enjoying that better life above.   R.

 

WILSON -- Died of dropsy, at his son-in-law's, Thomas. WILLIAMS, on Fichtenkam farm, August 25th, Alexander WILSON, in the 71st year of his age. He was a good, upright, honest man, though for a good many years he had made no professions of religion whatever. But during his last illness, which commenced 11th of July last, he prepared for death, and surely repentance was never more sincere; for he said God had freely pardoned all his sins--had blessed, accepted, and was ready to receive him through Christ. His death was so peaceful, though his sufferings were very great. He had no desire to live.  His only wish was to sweetly fall asleep in Jesses, and rest on the peaceful shores of heaven. Plattin, Mo.                              L.F. OSHA.

 

IN MEMORIAM - Departed this life, Sister M.E. FERGUSON, at Carbondale, Ills., on Sunday afternoon at 2.30 at the residence of her daughter, in her 55th year. We bow to the all wise dispensation of Providence in being depraved of the association and services of our worthy sister in this life. She was an earnest and active member; living up to the grand teachings of our order, and died in a hope of a future life so clearly cherished in our ritual. We cast a tear to her ashes; cherish her memory in our hearts; and commend her spirit to God. We sympathize with the bereaved family; realizing the fact that in the death of Sister FERGUSON they have lost a devoted mother, and we a cherished sister. RESOLVED, That a copy of this memoriam be presented to her family and friends, and published in the JEFFERSON DEMOCRAT and DeSoto Tribune, and be spread upon the minutes of DeSoto Lodge No. 648, I.O. of G.T.. Respectfully recommended by your committee:  Chas. T. RANKIN,  J.D. RICHARDS, Mollie SPENCER.

 

FRIDAY, 12 NOVEMBER 1875

 

On the last Saturday in this month, November 27th. Mr. J. CAVANAUGH will sell at public auction his residence; 2 1/2 miles S.E. of Hematite, all his personal property,  including 500 bushels of corn, 8 tons of hay. 10 cattle, 9 sheep, 1 mare, 1 colt, 1 mile, 1 fine saddle horse, some new plows, and other farming utensils. A credit of six months will be given on all sums of over five dollars. Mr. C. is selling out preparatory to moving to St. Louis. Sale positive and without reserve. Remember the time, Nov. 27th.

 

OBITUARY - WALKER.  Died in Hillsboro.  Nov. 6th, 1875.  Irvin J., son of J. Ed. and Sue M. WALKER, aged two years. The funeral took place on Monday -- Rev. J.C. DOWNER conducting the services.  The remains were followed to the grave by a large number of sorrowing friends and relatives.

 

The following persons were elected offices of the County Grange for the ensuing year:  

Office /Officer

Grange Master      John C. CONN  Rush Tower

Overseer      S.P. BRADY  Sandy

Lecturer      Henry ESHBAUGH  Joachim

Steward      W.E. BAGE   Forest Grove

Ass't Steward A.P. McCULLOCH  Dry Creek

Chaplain  J.T. McMULLIN  Valle

Treasurer   S.H. MEAD  Oak -ard(?)

Secretary James REID Summit, P.O. ad. Hematite.

Gate Keeper Henry BRIGGS      Victoria

Ceres  Mrs. S.P. BRADY     Sandy

Flora  Mrs. A.P. McCULLOCH  Dry Creek

Pomona   Mrs. H. ESHBAUGH Joachim

Lady As't St'd Mrs. Jane WILSON    Forest Grove