Friday, May 23, 1884
Jefferson Watchman
De Soto, Jefferson, Missouri

(transcription by Charlotte Maness)

John McFARLAND has been compelled to resign his position as night car accountant for the rail-road company on account of failing health.

E.F. HONEY, Esq., of Hillsboro has been appointed by the governor to fill out the unexpired term of P. CASHELS as recorder of deeds of Jefferson county.

Mr. A. COON, son-in-law of Mr. Willard FRISSELL, and formerly a resident of De Soto, but for several years a resident of Pocahontas, Ill., died at his home this week and was buried in this city this afternoon by the Free Masons. Mr. COON was about 50 years of age and only two weeks ago he came to this city to bury a little daughter. He died suddenly of a congestive chill.