Jefferson Democrat

March 21, 1888

(Additional items from this page appear on Charlotte's Pearls; Archived Date:

11/06/2002/transcription dated: 03/29/1888 vs. 03/21/1888)


~Items of News~

Sassafras is about ripe, which maketh Squire McFARLAND smile.


James LAFOON had his horse's picture taken, by our special artist.


We printed invitations to an Easter Monday hop at Louis YEIDA's, Pevely.


D.L. JARVIS contemplates starting a general store, at his place on Sandy, in the near future.


Rev. J. Addison SMITH will preach at Festus on the 4th Sabbath of this month.


W.H.H. THOMAS went down to Poplar, last Sunday, to look after his land interests in Butler County.


Call on W.L. & G.D. STONE, opposite the passenger depot, DeSoto, for anything in the news, book or stationery line, or for fine cigars, notions, etc,


Richard HOEKEN sold an interest in his saloon to William BRYAN of DeSoto last week.  William BAKER is still barkeeper.


Martin JOHNSON, of DeSoto, was added to the list of U.S. pensioners, the past week, and P.B. HAVERSTICK, of Victoria was restored to the list.


~Licensed to marry~

Charles M. FRAZIER and Louisa B. McCARTY

Joseph VINYARD and Martha J. MORRISON

John D. NOIDER and Lena E. UERTZEN.


The Hillsboro public school term will close next Tuesday.  Prof. MACLAY will teach a two months' private school, provided he gets enough pupils, beginning April 10th.


George PELLERIN, one of the young men fined at last term of Circuit court for gambling, is boarding out his fine and costs at the expense of the taxpayers in the county jail.


T.L. McCORMACK, Esq., united in the bonds of matrimony, on the evening of the 14th inst., at the residence of the bride's father in Plattin township, Chas. B. FRAZIER and Miss L.B. McCARTY.


B. CHARPIE, who has recently opened up a fancy bakery and confectionery, in PECAUT's block, DeSoto, spent a couple of hours in Hillsboro, one day last week, and gave us an order for job work.


All who are in need of a coffin will do well to get it of B. LACKAMP, Hillsboro, in so doing they will get the loan of a suitable wagon, crape, and white gloves without extra charge.


Dick HOEKEN is improving his residence by building a porch to its front.  He should proceed with the good work, and while he has not much else to do, put a substantial business house on the old Amor place.


Eddie WALKER left us last week, and went to DeSoto to learn the carpenter trade with Mr. HEMME.  Eddie is a good boy, and we have no doubt that he will succeed in the trade he has chosen, as his genius inclines that way.


The Annual Meeting of the Rock Township Anti-Horsethief Society will be held at ZIMPFER's hall, in Antonia, on the first Saturday in April next at 4 p.m.


One day last week George MURRELL's two little boys were fooling with a hatchet, when one of them accidentally struck the other on the hand, cutting off one of his fingers.  Dr. MOCKBEE was called on to dress the wound.


Rev. LOIZO, an Evangelist, preached in Hillsboro, last Sunday, noon and evening.  He had larger audiences than preachers usually have here, and as he knows what he wants to say and how to say, would be interesting to listen to if he would take some note of time.


Our special artist is now prepared to take horseographs or jackotypes, having commenced the business, this week, by taking the pictures of Old Silver Heel and Young Giant, two magnificent stallions, as well as of the fine young jack, "John."  All these animals are owned by C.T. JARVIS.


Mrs. LAWRENCE, mother of Mrs. W.T. SPENCE, of near this place, died on the 14th inst., at the residence of Mr. S.  She was over 80 years of age and had not been right well for some time.  Mrs. SPENCE accompanied the remains of her mother to Springfield, IL, where the old lady had formerly lived and where other members of the family had lived.


Next Saturday night is the time for a regular communication of Joachim Lodge A.F. and A. M. There will probably be work in the 1st degree.  A full attendance of the members is desired, as it is contemplated to make an appropriation towards the Masonic Home, which the Missouri Mason intend building.


Our youngest brother, Osman, has been appointed postal clerk on the railroad between Deming and Los Angeles, CA, and is now performing the duties of the office.  Our brother, Tom, is still in Washington City, and is expected to be here about the last week of this month, on his way to his AZ home.  He expects to remain a week to see his old friends.


Wallace HARDESTY, a young man who was raised by John W. McCREERY, was here last week on a visit to his old friends.  HARDESTY met with an accident on the railroad last fall, which resulted in the loss of a leg.  He has lately received two thousand dollars from the company as compensation for his injury, and is having a good time with it. His present home is at Corning, Ark.


On Sunday, the 12th instant, Lausen FRAZIER's two year old boy got hold of some rough on rats and proceeded to dose himself with it.  It is not known how much he swallowed, but it was enough to make him quite sick, and it is quite likely that the sweet milk and fresh butter, which his mother poured down him, was all that saved him. People who keep poisons around the house, should keep it out of the reach of children.


Dick HOEBEN went to St. Francois County, this week, for the purpose of buying a good jack, so that the farmers hereabout might raise good mules in future.  He instructed Wm. ALEXANDER, his man of all work, to sow three acres of oats, for which the ground had been prepared.  Well, ALEXANDER did sow oats with a vim - not wild ones either, but oats that Dick had got from the North at fancy prices - and put upwards of 18 bushels on the patch of ground.  Dick might have saved his St. Francois trip if he had had the oats sown a week ago.   


Elder J.J. HALEY, editor of the Christian Evangelist of St. Louis, will preach at the Christian Church, Crystal City, on Sunday morning and evening.  He is a preacher of eminent ability and of wide experience, having been engaged many years preaching the Gospel in Australia.  On his return to America he occupied the editorial chair of the Apostolic Guide of Cincinnati, which position he recently resigned to take charge of the Christian Evangelist, the most prominent religious journal in the whole west.


The Gust. HAMEL Manufacturing Co. now carries a full line of all kinds of lumber, sash, doors, blinds, shingles, etc.  All kinds of mill work done to order.  Office in Lumberyard corner Second and Boyd Streets, DeSoto.  Also manufacture screen doors at wholesale prices.


Miss Carrie WILLIAMS' will has been filed for probate, but will have to be forwarded to San Diego, CA, for proof.  She gives to Miss Sallie PINSON her store house, on Main Street, DeSoto, a note on Henry HERSTEIN and her piano; to Miss Virdie WILLAMS, her dwelling on Second Street, note on W.F. BROWN and $900 DeSoto schoolbonds; to Mrs. C. GORHAM notes for $1000, on Gorham & Auerswald; to T.L. WILLIAMS, the notes he owes her; to Dr. L.W. CAPE, the notes he owes her; and if there is any balance, after payment of expenses and debts, it is to be equally divided between Misses Sallie PINSON and Virdie WILLIAMS.


The contest for the postoffice at House's Springs is getting to be a serious affair.  Last week the postmaster, J.E.C. WILSON, was arrested by a U.S. Marshal, and taken to St. Louis to answer to a charge of demanding and receiving an illegal fee in a pension case.  WILSON assisted a man, named HENSON, in proving up his claim and getting his pension, and was paid a large amount out of the first payment HENSON received.  WILSON claims that the money paid him by HENSON was not in the nature of a fee at all, but was a return of money advanced and paid out from time to time for HENSON.  HENSON puts quite a different phase upon the matter, and people are divided, each side believing just what they would prefer should be true. 



Died, near Hematite, December 9th, 1887, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. D. McKEE, our beloved mother Elizabeth VINYARD... (the poem is not transcribed)


~Public Sale~

The undersigned will sell, at his place four miles north of Hillsboro and a half mile east of rockroad from Hillsboro to St. Louis, on Tuesday, March 27, 1888, four head of horses, three mules, cattle, sheep, hogs, a reaper and mower, wheat drill, two 2-horse wagons, a cider mill, harness, farming utensils, hay, corn and oats, household and kitchen furniture, and other articles too numerous to mention. Terms...          A. PULS



Mr. HUMES is improving his place by building a very large barn.


Joseph ROQUES, a very good citizen, will move into this neck of the woods.


Michael BYRNE's mill take the rag off the bush in making white flour; he beats them all.


Abraham CROMWELL is about to move away.  We are sorry to lose such a quiet neighbor.


Over about House's Spring the people seem to have been in considerable muddle over their postoffice, but I believe the excitement is cooling down at the present time.


Andrew CHARTRAND has a daughter and son, whose combined weight is five hundred pounds.  There are eight in the family, including the old folks, and together they pull down sixteen hundred.  What family will beat this in Jefferson County? That's nothing; go down to Pevely, W.D. -Ed.


Augustus BONACKER has returned from a visit to Texas County. He says, while there, he stopped with John STOUSE and Ab. HILTERBRAND, formerly of this neighborhood, and that they are doing well, both having good farms.  STOUSE's son is engaged in the mercantile business.  Gus says Texas County produces grain better than anyone would suppose from outward appearances of the county.



We understand that our old friend, Mr. Phillips, has added a small stock of drugs to his store of paint.


Quite a delegation of St. Louis men were down, last Friday, viewing our rock quarry and cement stone.  Looked like they meant business.


Mr. T. BYRD's school closed last Friday.  Quite a number of the patrons were present and well pleased with the progress the pupils had made.  The two prizes were won by Master Willie NOLLNER and Miss Maggie McCORMACK.


J.W. NULL and son are off for Elmo in about three weeks.  Having already ordered the machinery for a fifty barrel mill to that city, they expect to have it running in about a month.  Sorry to lose such good citizens, but such is life in this world.


~For Sale~

One good brood sow, mixed Jersey Red and Berkshire, with 9 pigs.  Apply to Mrs. L. C. BRADY, one mile north of Zion Church.



Coke BRICKEY had gone on the City of Providence as clerk.


Miss Lydia BRICKEY is visiting on Plattin, at Mr. Thomas L. DONNELL's.


Mr. Pete BRICKEY, of Osceola, Ark., surprised his folks by dropping in Saturday evening.


Mrs. NEALE spent two days in Crystal City, last week, the guest of her husband, Manager NEALE.


Miss Lilia BRIERTON returned from Hematite, Saturday, her school at that place having closed.


Misses Florence ENGLAND and Lily WAGGENER were in town, last week, at Mrs. S.



Mrs. Justus BEAN and daughter, Miss Clara, of Irondale, were the guests of Mrs. BRIERTON, Saturday.


Jack Jones' new house, in Moore's addition, is nearing completion and will be ready for occupancy in a week.


Miss Anna HAAS retuned from St. Louis, last week, accompanied by her sister, Mrs. STARKE, who will spend a few days with her parents. 


~Teams Wanted To Haul Clay from Regina to Victoria~

Steady hauling year round. -I. MANDLE, Regina, Mo.


~For Sale~

A new four room house, with cistern and other conveniences, close to railroad depot in Festus.  Will sell cheap for cash.  Frank KENNER, Festus, MO


~Public Auction~

On account of failing hearth, I will retire from active business, and will sell at my stand in Kimmswick, at public auction on Saturday, April 7, 1888, the following property: One mare, one young horse broke to harness, on year old colt, two milch cows, farm wagon, a cart, harness, cultivator, cider press, stalk cutter, a hay press almost new, mower, Sulky hay rake, hoes, hand rakes, and many other implements and articles. 

Terms....Martin MEYER