MR. NEALE has gone east, on a short visit.
DAVID PORTER, car repairer at
The first business
Festus is blessed! If
the weather continues as now, the new opera house may be opened with a
strawberry festival on New Year's Eve. Mrs. F. BURGHARD has in her
garden several patches of this delicious fruit, all in bloom, and I suppose
According to the
Times, Festus now sports a Professor of Music. Although he "don't" lead a conservatory, for want of such institution,
still he leads a good string band, which is sufficient until the opera house is
Another business house has been established, near the corner of
Stephen CAMPBELL moved into larger quarters on
The sons of St. George
had their usual good time at Crystal Hall last Saturday night. All the
familiar faces were there, with the exception of a few who have
The last fad, which I
assume will be repeated, was a public candy pulling party in HAEFNER's hall last Friday night. The hall was filled with
prancing children, blushing maids, and bashful candy-dates for matrimony of the
masculine gender, intermingled with stately matrons and solemn looking lords of
the household. The party was a success, but the pulling wasn't worth a
stick of peppermint anyhow, because it was such a soft thing - "soft sweetenin'," as
Alpha Chapter, No. 199, Order Eastern Star will meet at their hall in Festus
on Monday evening,
F .W. BRICKEY -- opening address
Charles G. WARNE --recitation
Robert C. MOORE -- vocal solo
MISS. Nydia BRICKEY -- organ solo
Chas. MERGENTHEIMER -- speech
D.B. FROST -- vocal solo
Miss Lydia BRICKEY -- select reading
M.W. McNUTT -- poem by Longfellow
Mrs. F.W. BRICKEY, R.C. MOORE, D.B. FROST, M.W. McNUTT --- quartette
The weather is fine and health generally good. The citizens have been improving the road from JARVIS Brother's store to the rock road, near
D.L. JARVIS has purchased the Ed BURGESS farm and is busy repairing fences. J.N. DONNELL is finishing up his improvements.
who returned from
Mrs. L.E. ADAMS left
A very quiet wedding took place in our neighborhood on the 9th inst.at the home of J.J. MONTGOMERY, the bride's stepfather. The contracting parties were Mr.Thomas CLOVER and MISS. Eva ADAMS, J.J.
CHARLEY JARVIS is improving in health and is expected home in a few days. He has been in
Our Sunday school is doing well with D.L. JARVIS as superintendent. On the first of last August, the superintendent offered a prize of one of Webster's unabridged dictionaries to any of the school who would commit to memory, in the space of three months, 500 Bible verses. Several started in for the prize, but all dropped out except for two, Miss Vinta HENSLEY and Miss May FREESE. When the time was up, they had far exceeded the expectations of Mr. JARVIS, having committed to memory and recited 3000 verses. The books were presented by Rev. S. FRAZIER in a very impressive manner.
The Gust HAMEL Mfg. Co. now carries the largest stock of lumber ever had in this city. We can fill all orders on short notice. Orders solicited from all points. Yard and office. Boyd and Second Streets,
Miss Mary A. EARLEY of Catawissa, spent a few days last week in visiting friends of this locality.
Andrew DAHN one of the most estimable citizens of this section, died at his home on the 14th last, in the 79th year of his age.
August MULLMAN of St. Louis and Rutha MARKS, of this place were married at the residence of the bride's parents Sunday afternoon by Rev .
Barney McMAHON received his long looked for pension last
week. The old gentleman looks hale and hardy, and seems very proud over the
late election returns.
Joseph TOMS died at his home near this place on the 10th inst. after a long illness. His remains were laid to rest in the
Miss Annie SHANNON and W.J. EARLEY were united in the holy bonds of matrimony, in St. Patrick's Church at an early hour last Wednesday morning. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Father BERRA, pastor of the church. After the ceremony, the party were driven to the residence of the bride's parents, where a splendid reception was tendered the happy couple. The newly married pair will to to housekeeping immediately at Mr. Earley's residence on Calvey.
The Jefferson Nursery, located near Kimmswick,
Notice is hereby given that letters of administration on the estate of Harriet
ABERNATHY, deceased, were granted to the undersigned on the 14th day of October,
1890 by the probate court of
Notice is hereby given that letters of administration on the estate of James E.
Byrne, deceased, were granted to the undersigned on the ? day of November, 1890 by the probate court of
A.P. BOOTH, Trustee
Sheriff's Sale As Trustee: Whereas Reuben POUNDS and Sarah POUNDS, his wife,
by their deed of trust dated
Order of publication: In the circuit court of said county September term, 1890, Alice WIMMER, plaintiff, versus Charles WIMMER, defendant. (petition for divorce on the grounds of abandonment and desertion for more than one year, and for the care and custody of their infant son)
Order of publication: In the circuit court of said county September term, 1890 Thomas C. O'HAVER, plaintiff versus Charles WALDRON, James OHAVER, Edward GRAHAM, the unknown heirs of Nancy GIPSON, deceased, Elizabeth HENDERSON and ___ HENDERSON her husband defendants. (real estate partition of the estate of their father Philip O'HAVER)
Dr. JAMES qualified as
Coroner on the 21st last.
John RUF, of DeSoto subscribed for the J.D. this week.
Jacob LINDAUER of House's Springs was in
William BRYAN bought the "Co-man property" from James MOSS.
E.J. HOOGE has ordered the paper sent to him at
Walter DAHL has
ordered this paper to visit him at Kelly View,
F. W. STEINMEYER, of
2517 S. Second,
A number of young people gathered at Sheriff MAUPIN's one night last week and had a good time.
residing about one mile north of here has been down with pneumonia, but is
Collector HAMEL's receipts for October were: Current year's taxes $8656.47, licenses $3, back taxes $63.40, total $8722.87.
There is a white and
red spotted heifer, year old next spring, unmarked and in a poor fix, at
Thomas CAGE's, near
We see the name of
Joseph RUSTIGE in today's list of marriage licenses and presume it is the
Rock Creek Squire. Here's to his health and the bride's
Miss Cora Null, formerly of
Mr CARVER who had the misfortune to lose his wife and daughter recently and was himself laid up with severe attack of pneumonia was able to pass through town last week.
Joseph J. HOEKEN went to
Thomas HUDGINS had one of his hands nearly cut off by a rip saw, while working in the machine shops at DeSoto on Tuesday. He was at once sent to the railroad hospital. It is feared that he will lose the hand.
Minnie WASHBURN a young woman of DeSoto, who is believed to be unsound mind, is in jail on a commitment from Squire SERRIN, where she is to remain for the action of the next grand jury, on a charge of burglariously entering Mr .WALKER'S store.
Harry, son of Collector HAMEL graduated from Barnes short hand school recently. We are also informed that he has accepted a position as stenographer in the master car builder’s office in DeSoto. May success attend Harry.
A party was given at Lausen MOSS' last Friday night, which was enjoyed by all present. However, Mr. MOSS says he will have to enlarge his house before giving another party, as young people are much more numerous now than in his dancing days.
George MERSEAL of Frumet gave a party one night last week in honor of his friend Simon MCNEARNEY, who was one of the successful candidates at the late election. A monstrous crowd was there and all enjoyed themselves as only victorious Democrats can.
Clinton SHORT and Cora NULL
Joseph RUSTIGE and Adelheld WIELMS
George W. THOMPSON and Augusta WILSON
Thomas W. McMULLIN and IDA GOWAN
Frank E. BURGESS and Sarah S. RUDDER
Rufus L. HUSKEY and Laura M. MOSS
Louis JACKSON and Nora BAKER The last couple is of ebony hue.
Eugene HIRSCH, the marble man of DeSoto passed through here last Thursday with three tombstones for the Maxville cemetery, and one for that of Antonia. He informed us that he put up a magnificent monument in the new Catholic cemetery near Festus the previous week.
Mrs. BAKEWELL, wife of
our Public administrator, died last Thursday after a very short
illness, premature childbirth being the cause. She was an estimable
lady and leaves several small children, who will sadly miss a
mother's affection and care. It is a severe blow to the bereaved
husband and we extend our heartfelt sympathies.
Tom MERSEAL is the happiest man on
Henry SCHARRE, who has
been a resident of Rock township for forty years sold
his farm on Rock Creek last week to Judge SECKMAN who bought it for X.
KOBLER, so we are informed. SHARRE and his present wife have never
lived happily together, and when the money for the farm was paid, he gave
half of it to his wife and the other he kept. He informed us that
he intended to travel the remainder of his days apart from his wife, even
if he had to got to the North Pole to do
Died -- Thursday, Nov.13th, after a lingering illness of ten months, Katharine, wife of Councilman Louis WAPPLER. Deceased was a native of
R.S. BROWN, brakeman on a freight train met a horrible death on the night of the 13th inst, near Jefferson Barracks. He started from the engine to walk along the top of the cars and was seen no more until his mutilated remains were found lying near the track. BROWN had been sick and told the engineer that he would not return from
We received the following letter last Friday, from the gentleman who lately purchased the "Chris HUSKEY place" dated at
Editor J.D: Last August I was down in your county and was favorably impressed with it, and left an offer on the HUSKEY place; my offer having been accepted, I shall move down to Hillsboro about the 25th of February next. I now want to subscribe for your paper, but do not know the price, so will send you one dollar on the same. I would like to get familiar with the names of my coming new neighbors at least. My friend, Mr. MILLER has not written me lately.
Yours truly, D.A. MORRISON
Thomas J. WILEY, know as "Long Tom of Dry Creek" was in Hillsboro last Friday, and that, too, brimful and running over, not with Bourbon county barreled lightening, nor with Green Tree elixir of life, but the good Democratic news from all over the country. For more than a year, Mr. WILEY suffered greatly with indigestion and he has been fed during that time on nothing but medicine, so to speak, but as soon as he heard the news from Missouri, Indiana, and many other states to numerous to mention, his digestive organs began to improve, he was once more hale and hardy, and began to fatten like the porkers in his pen. The fact is, he came out to the county seat for the purpose of trading pants with ELKINS or SHEIBLE, but the trade was a failure. While their clothes fitted snugly about his waist, they lacked a foot or more in length. He says as soon as he can ship his hogs, he will buy a bolt of manufactured jeans for trousers, whether the MCKINLEY bill is in force or not.
On the evening of the
14th inst., a party was given at Mr. Edward SMITH's,
which was a grand affair.
Some ten days ago, it was announced that an interesting event would occur on Wednesday, the 19th inst. Friends of the family of John MILLER, the largest farmer in the Rock Creek Valley, and the BUSCH-BANGERT family were invited to attend the wedding of William MILLER and Miss Annie BANGERT, who might be termed the adopted daughter of our genial friend, FRANK MOOREHOUSE, as well as the wedding of Henry MILLER and Miss Mary BANGERT. The brides are granddaughters of the late LOUIS BUSCH, one of our earliest German settlers. John MILLER is also one of the early German settlers of
Peter FRAZIER'S youngest child is very low with pneumonia.
Mrs. Susan BURNS died in Festus at the residence of her son, FELIX. She was quite aged.
Coon hunting is a specialty. James GOFF catches one or two every week, he having the best dog in the county for coons and squirrels.
PHILLIP McGUIRE, a colored man living near here, gave a play at the request of many girls. After playing a while, some concluded to play "snap" so they commenced it, and one girl got first snap, and when she snapped at the man, he started to catch her. In running around she fell, striking her head against a hard substance with such force that she was senseless until next day.
List of conveyances filed with the recorder during the week ending on last Tuesday:
Philip SCHAUB to George THEIS, lot in DeSoto
Martin ZIMPFER, curator estate of Ida ZIMPFER to Frederick LONGEBENNIG
John W. NULL to trustees Christian CHURCH, lot in Hematite
Nathan SLAWSON to Thomas CARTER
Charles E. and Louis MILLER to Joseph WELSH
Joseph J. HOEKEN to Thomas W. EVANS
Lorenz KITCHNER to John TRAVIS
Robert C. MOORE to John L. OGLE
S.W. CRAWFORD to JOHN
Samuel SUNTERMAN to A.P. BOOTH
A.P. BOOTH to CHARLES S. BOOTH
James F. ALLRED to John W. COUCH
Heinrich SCHARRE to Henry SECKMAN
Bessie DAVIS to J.J. HERRINGTON
Clement SEAMAN to Aaron SMITH
Farm for sale; the
E.P. BAKER farm, near