Jefferson Democrat

February 15, 1888  (13th or 15th?)


-Calvey Creek-

Mr. Chas. OERMAN has his new store in full blast, and is doing a first-class business.


Our harness maker, Mr. Dan HOMAN is attending night school. Dan says it is not as interesting as he thought it would be, as there are no young ladies going.


Mr. Michael DOUGHERTY, while returning home from Grubville, on day last week, met with an accident.  As he was passing OERMAN's store, his horse became frightened and ran away.  The horse ran for over a mile, but Mike escaped unhurt.


We had the pleasure of attending a ball the 28th inst. given under the supervision of Mr. James McDANIEL.  It was a grand success.....


When the ice broke up in Big River, it took Boisramie's mill along.  It seems that the foundation of the mill was not very solid, and the ground gave way, letting the structure fall into the water.  Its danger was discovered in time to get out the grain and most of the machinery.  It is rumored that J.C. HERRINGTON and another party will build a mill on the opposite bank, utilizing the same dam.


Rev. J.C. CAPE's revival meeting on Sandy has been remarkably successful, and still continues.....He has been assisted by Revs. HENSLEY and FRAZIER....


Joseph BECHLER, of Belew's Creek, is the authorized agent for Henry JOBGEN's nurseries, for Central, Meramec, and Big River townships.....