The grand jury finished its labors just at the time we were making our forms Wednesday evening.
Licensed to marry James S. WILLIAMS and Emma S. MANESS, Robert E. JOHNSTON and Margaret KRATER, Charles H. FITZER and Maggie P. BROWN
The Lauman road case was a hard tussle for the jury. After being locked up some twenty hours, they gave damages for $80.
Robert E. JOHNSTON and Miss Maggie KRATER were united in marriage in the Recorder’s office last Saturday afternoon, Judge ELKINS officiating. The groom was divorced from former wife last week.
For Rent –
The E.P. BAKER farm, about two miles north of
Quarterly meeting for Hematite circuit
wanted for white and red speckled yearling steer; mark: crop off right and
underbit in left ear. B.C.
who has for the past two winters been teaching at
The “grip” or something equally as bad, struck our town last week, and almost the entire population are numbered among its victims. Among those most seriously indisposed are “Uncle Dick” MARSDEN, Recorder COLMAN, Judge ELKINS, Deputy Clerk REPPY, and Mrs. Mary P. GREEN. This week in our family of eleven, there is but one who can be said to be well, though all are yet able to go about.
It is with
the deepest regret that we chronicle the fact that Squire John DURNIGAN’S reason
has left him, and that his friends took him to
WILSON, one of the oldest and wealthiest citizens of
La grippe has a good hold on the people of Maxville and of all the sneezing, etc.! So far no deaths.
Hubert BECKER moved yesterday to his new place recently bought of Stephen BECKER, and intends to become an honest farmer. Martin F. BECKER, his nephew, for the last seven years with S.E. FREUND’S famous furnishing house, has taken possession of Hubert BECKER’S store, and is running in full blast. He intends to enlarge the business considerably.
The prospect for warm and sour beer for next Summer is good, for ice will be scarce and high priced, so sayeth Mr. McGINTY.
Belew’s Creek January 14
We had the
pleasure last Thursday evening of attending a very pleasant party at the
residence of Mr. David BLACK, given in honor of the Misses Mary BLACK and Nora
NUELLE of St. Louis, who were spending a few days with friends and relatives.
Those present were the Misses BECHLER, WILHITE, BUCHMILLER, BUXTON, MILLER, GANZ
and SCHNEIDER, and Messrs. CLOVER, J. BECHLER,
Strayed – A
yearling roan bull; also a yearling speckled heifer, mostly white; both
unmarked. Any person who will inform me of their whereabouts will be compensated
for the trouble. Address S.R. HAWKINS Hematite,
High Ridge – January 16
There are a few cases of influenza around here, and we hope it will spread no further. Mrs. DILLON has been sick the past week, but is now convalescing.
Wm. BRACKMANN is learning to play on the organ under instruction of Prof. BUXTON of Cedar Hill.
DILLON left her Sunday morning for
A grand party was had on the 11th inst at Frank SKWOR’s in honor of the 18th birthday of his daughter, Miss Annie. Dancing was the principal feature of the evening’s merriment. Good music was furnished by Messrs. Emil HELLER, J. BURKHARDT and G. OBER. The guests arrived at an early hour and tipped the light fantastic until , when the supper march resounded through the room. The guests were then invited into the dining room, where a sumptuous repast was spread before them, to which all did justice. After supper, dancing was resumed and continued to when all went home rejoicing and wishing it might soon fall to the lot to attend another such enjoyable affair. Among those present we noticed J. HELLER and lady, J. WEHRLE and lady, S. MILLER and lady, A. BURKHARDT and lady, the Misses Agnes HILGERT, Lou BONACKER, Hattie MODER, Lina and Louisa WILLIAMSON, Katie MILLER, Tillie SICKENBERGER, Fannie BROOK, Emma ALT, Mary MAZANCE, Mary PIONICKA, and Annie WALLAK, and the Messrs. Will BYRNE, G.E. BONACKER, F. HILGERT, W. WILLIAMSON, M. BOLY, Charles and Aug. HELLER, C. ALT, Frank and J. WALLAK, J. MAZANCE, W. WALLAK, C. SCHUMACHER and many others whose names we have not learned.
of Respect –
In the death of Lee T. Brooks
filed with the
Dec. 13 Margaret RUSTIGE 42 years
Jan 3 Isaac SULLENS 15 years
Jan. 13 Charles Ed. BURGESS 17 years
Dec. 5 Mrs. Chas. Albert HALE boy
Dec. 12 Mrs. James BURGESS boy
Dec. 23. Mrs. Victor MALL boy and girl
Circuit Court – The following cases were disposed of at this term of Circuit court up to the time of our going to press.
Hannah J. WILLIAMS, blind daughter of the late Meredith Williams, died leaving in the hands of her guardian an estate consisting of $920 in money. She also left a bastard child, and some brothers and sisters. Shortly afterwards, her little child also died, and her brothers and sisters applied to the Probate Court for an order to have the money distributed to them. The application was resisted, and the Judge held that under our statutes the money escheated to the State. The matter was appealed to Circuit Court, and Judge THOMAS has had it under advisement for some months. At this term, he rendered an elaborate opinion, showing that he had made an exhaustive study of the case. He reverses the Probate Court, and orders the money distributed to the brothers and sisters of Hannah J.
Judgments rendered and attachment liens enforced against Wm. CASSELBERG as follows; Greely, Burnham Grocery Co. $279.77; Brown, Daughady & Co. $205.87; Missouri Glass Co. $122.67, Dodge Seward $51.55, Steinwender & Stoffregen $61.89
AUBUCHON was given judgment against City of
were rendered against the
The case of
Thomas BAUER vs.
Mary A. FLETCHER sued Otto HERMANN on two notes as security for E.S. PYLE. The jury gave judgment for defendant on one count and for plaintiff on the other count for $131.10
Causes were dismissed against Jacob MILLER, for obstructing road; Frank DRENNON, carrying concealed weapons; James BYRNE, failing to properly construct mill dam, and John KATLETZ vs. Henry SCHLECHT, for damages.
Samuel RUSSELL vs. Isaac N. MAYFIELD, ejectment; judgment for plaintiff for premises, one cent damages and four dollars monthly rents and profits.
W.M. PLASS roadoverseer, vs. Elbert MARTIN, for road taxes, was ably prosecuted and defended, nearly all lawyers being employed. The jury gave a verdict for defendant.
John NORRIS was convicted in the Police court of DeSoto for striking an old farmer after taking apples from his wagon. He appealed to Circuit court and was again found guilty and fined two dollars.
William STETTIN sued his neighbor, Jacob HOPMEIER, for damages for killing a hog, but the jury returned a verdict for defendant.
William NOLLMAN and others to Henry BOEHLING and others, partition; order of sale was made.
Stephen L. AUBUCHON, who obtained judgment against the City of DeSoto for damages, on account of his mare breaking through a culvert, remitted $22.50 of his judgment, and the court thereupon entered up judgment in his favor for the balance $112.50
William ARMSTRONG pled guilty to assault and was fined one dollar.
John DEARING and James WILLIAMS, failing to appear to answer to indictments against them for gambling, their bonds were declared forfeited.
Jeremiah HOWALD was convicted of obstructing a public road and was fined five dollars.
Mort ROBERTS, Pat LOVETT, N. O’BRIEN, and Louis WAPPLER were convicted as aldermen of DeSoto, of illegally increasing the marshal’s compensation, and were fined one dollar each. It seems that the offense was only a technical one, and that no violation of law was intended, and hence the jury put the punishment at as low a figure as possible.
grist of divorce cases was turned out as follows; Susan and Thos. N. DYER were
married October 6, 1873, and in May, 1874, the husband abandoned his wife and
remained away ever since; the court gave her an absolute divorce. Charles and
Harriett COLLIER were married
and August A. JACOBS late of
Consolidated Coal Co. vs. R.E. MCCLENAHAN, on account; judgment by agreement for $270.72
HEITZBERG Packing Co. vs. F. AUBUCHON & Son; non-suit taken.
T.B. TAYLOR vs. Joseph BAKER, note; judgment for $190.62
Michael vs. Mary LYNCH, action for divorce, dismissed.
Forfeiture of recognizance of James WILLIAMS and John DEARING set aside at their costs.
Thomas H. McGINN was convicted of stealing a lot of clothing from Mr. HOFF at Abington’s hotel in DeSoto, and was sentenced to three years in the pen.
Margaret vs. James FARRALLY, action to set aside deed; compromised and dismissed.
T.L. vs. D.C. McMORMACK, petition for partition; dismissed.
W.P. HAMRICK vs. Charles, Louis and G.J. JOHNSTON on notes; judgment for $282
T.O. SMITH vs. Iron Mountain Railway, damages; non suit taken.
Julia was granted a divorce from Pete McLOON to whom she was married in August 1887, on account of cruel treatment, indignities, etc.; also given custody of their child.
County Court was in session last Monday for the purpose of receiving the Assessor’s books, which were examined and accepted, and Assessor BERKELEY’S bills were allowed – against the State, $513.73 and balance of county portion, $213.73.
Personal assessment to Wm. STRAHER for 1889 was corrected to $321, instead of $670.
Taxes for 1880 to 1889, on lots 8, 9 and 10, block 22, of DeSoto, were stricken off, it being church property.
1877 to 1888 on lots 3, 4, 5 and 6, block 9,
On request of John O’FALLON, the road commissioner was ordered to resurvey and establish road leading from Sulpher Springs up Glaize Creek, and establish the grade on a portion of same.
The commissioner reported that A.K. BOYD had done $270 worth of work on the Festus and Plattin road, and Boyd was thereupon paid $248, being amount of said estimate, less 10 per cent.
The court, sitting as jury, proceeded to investigate the mental condition of Robert COLLIER the Negro in jail for the murder of Charley DAVER; and after hearing the evidence, they found said Collier insane and a fit subject for the State lunatic asylum. He will be taken to the asylum as soon as practicable.
The following demands were allowed against the county;
F.J. SHEIBLE cash paid Circuit court reporter 23.50
William DEERR work on road 102.75
Dr. BREWSTER expert testimony 10.00
J.J. WILSON advertising 14.25
within one-fourth mile of
Mrs. F.P. KENNETT is quite sick with pneumonia, and several other people are confined with supposed la grippa.
understand that the superintendent, Mr. NEALE will go to
Pay day was abruptly cut in two last Saturday. While serving out monthly dues to the employees, Paymaster PHILLIPI took suddenly sick, and was forced to suspend further payment.
Herman Meyer, who was severely cut by glass breakage some time ago, is out again, though limping like the pendulum of a lopsided clock. He will be all OK in a few days, to tussle with the crystal plates again.
Influenza is spreading somewhat, but all cases are of a mild form, if verily it is the genuine grippe. I rather think that the success is only a bad cold “Influenzed” by fear, and selfish pride of being in the fashion.
Did you hear the roosters crow today at ? Richard BEQUETTE and lady increased their family by one, a wee leedle gal, weighing 10 pounds, and the way he did crow over it was astonishing! He told me this evening that there is music in the air now.
Joseph FLYNN, former proprietor of the Ste. Genevieve Fair Play, gave us a visit
this week. He has just returned from Dakota, where he was prospecting. It seems
though, that he shunned the vicinity of the North Pole, and like a good Democrat
he came south of Mason and
went the rounds in the twin cities, and also one at