The grand juries report as published last week, is an unusually severe arraignment of the County court, whether as intended or not. If the clothing and building for the insane pauper is insufficient, the stoves old and worn out, the stove pipes where they are likely to injure the patients, the building full of holes, etc., it is the duty of the County court to see that such things are remedied and provide against their being in such bad condition again. We know that in such matters as this different people have different opinions. What would seem a palace to some people, would not be considered fit for a stable for horses by others. The clothing which some people constantly wear and think good enough, would hardly be touched by others with a ten foot pole. It all depends on the circumstances, conditions, etc., of the particular individual who expresses the opinion. But the court is not expected to be governed by the whines or opinions of any extreme class. What the general public expects in regard to the unfortunate who inmates of any department of the poor house, is that they should be comfortably provided for; that they should not be made to suffer from either hunger or cold. This much the court should see to at once, and the judges should oftener visit and inspect the poor house and learn what is needed, and not wait for suggestions from grand jury, committee, or anybody else.
The next meeting
of the Jefferson County Teacher's Institute will be held at Festus,
February 8th. Prof. WOOD of
Address of Welcome, Rev. O.W. ROSE; response, N.E. LUCKEY
Relative Efficiency of Male and Female Teachers, Miss Julie JARVIS; discussion Thomas BYRD
A Criticism of DICKENS, Miss Jessie FREESE; general discussion
Primary Work in Numbers, Miss Anna MCCLURE; discussion, Miss Laura MCMULLIN
Methods in Percentage, W. L. HOLLOWAY; discussion, W.J. NEELEY
Technical Grammar, D.B. VEAZEY; discussion, J. J. WILSON, Sr.
Punctuation, Miss Louisa RICHARDSON
Music, recitations, etc., will be interspersed throughout the programme.
F.W. MCFARLAND, Sec'r.
is a list of the deaths filed with the
Dec. 19 Lee T. BROOKS 25 years
Dec. 27 Sarah E. WASHBURN 42 years
Dec. 24 Sinclair HAVERSTICK 44 years
Jan. 22 Mrs. J.W. SHANER girl
Jan. 28 Mrs. Francis LAHAY boy
Jan. 7 Mrs. John BACK boy
Jan. 18 Mrs. Louis HUSKEY boy
Jan. 19 Mrs. Anton MUELLER boy
Jan. 29 Mrs. C.W. SCHELHING girl
Jan. 8 Mrs. Perry WHITSELL girl
Jan. 14 Mrs. David MCDOWELL boy
Jan. 4 Mrs. John O'BRIEN girl
Jan. 10 Mrs. Mattie DELMEIER ? boy
Jan. 10 Mrs. Lafayette LANHAM girl
Jan. 15 Mrs. Albert EICHELBERGER girl
Jan. 8 Mrs. Henry WEISS boy
Jan. 26 Mrs. Nicholas BUELET ? girl
Jan. 11 Mrs. W.A. BAKER boy
Jan. 22 Mrs. Solomon SMITH boy
Jan. 7 Mrs. Wm. G. BOYCE boy
Jan. 4 Mrs. Lewis W. COOK boy
Jan. 10 Mrs. James K. PERKEY girl
Jan. 8 Mrs. W. SOMMERHAUSER girl
Jan. 27 Mrs. John WILLIAMS boy
Jan. 2 Mrs. Patrick KELLY girl
Jan. 4 Mrs. Rudolph HAVERSTICK girl
Jan. 4 Mrs. James GOODMAN dead boy
~List of Conveyances~
Filed with the Recorder during the week ending on last Monday:
Henry G. STALL to John L. ROUGGLEY, lot in DeSoto
F.P. KENNER to G.H. BRIEGGEMAN lot in Festus
R.G. HOEKEN to J.B. BAKEWELL 120 acres township 40 range 4
Herman ZERMAN to Lorenz KIRCHNER seven lots in DeSoto
W.E. BAGE to Seth G. MCKEE 14 1/2 acres section 20 township 40 range 5
John ZUFALL to Frank RISTECK? 70 acres in Romain Survey
Estate Adm. or Guardian
Bessie L. BYRD minor W.R. DONNELL
BARROWS minors J.H. MORSE, Jr.
Alfred CALLOWAY J.A. BROWN
Catharine FRECH A.I. FRECH
FARRELLY minors William BRACKMANN
James M. HUSKEY Lucinda HUSKEY
J.R. MCCULLOCH Lester J. HENRY
Samuel PERRY Stephen R. PERRY
F.W. REDECKER Robert ZISCH
Rheinhold SCHLECHT Louis SCHLECHT
J.S. SPALDING J.B. BAKEWELL
Catharine KEEFE J.W. STAPLES
(Note: Listed are as many names that could be accurately read)
Malinda STROUP pauper
M. F. STROUP building bridge
J.F. GREEN prosecuting attorney
W.H. WAGNER keeping pauper
Wm. BAUER painting courthouse
J.J. HOEKEN goods for courthouse
W.T. MOCKBEE team to poor farm
A.K. BOYD work on Plattin road
E.B. MAUPIN sheriff
Thos. A. CHARLES county judge
Henry SECKMAN county judge
J.B. DOVER road commissioner
D.B. VEAZEY circuit clerk
T. TAYLOR and wife, paupers
S.P. MCKEAN keeping pauper, keeping insane, sewing
T.S. BREWSTER county physician
J.B. FREDERITZIE bridge lumber
John HOWARD bridge lumber
Dr. MOCKBEE attending pauper
W.R. DONNELL county clerk
J.P. DOUGHERTY school commissioner
Jesse MAUPIN keeping pauper
C.S. MOTHERSHEAD constable
repairing road to
J.J. WILSON advertising
T.O. SMITH taking pauper to farm
James HOPSON county judge
John MCCLAIN nursing wounded
J.E. SWINK work on Festus road
Henry STEFFEN repairing jail
Mrs. M. HOUCK pauper
Wm. SULLIVAN care of pauper
James G. BERKELEY assessor
C.B. PARSONS road damages
James HAVERSTICK keeping pauper
Waldemar SCHULZ bridge lumber
George MARTIN bridge lumber
R. COXWELL coffins for paupers
R. MARSDEN taking jurors to farm
Jas. HUSKEY taking pauper to farm
O.T. SMITH official reporter
Gust HAMEL & Son, bridge lumber
D.W. TUCKER taking pauper to farm
F.J. SHEIBLE treasurer
S. FRAZIER insuring courthouse
F. VOLLMAR door check, etc.
George D. BARNARD stationery
Rev. S. FRAZIER will preach at the HUSKEY schoolhouse next Sunday
One couple was licensed to marry last week, Francis S. SULLIVAN and Miss Laura A. HAYES
has sold his store to the Farmer's and Laborer's
CARVER, one of our oldest and best citizens died last Monday morning at his
The Rock Township Anti-Horsethief society will hold its annual meeting on March 1st, at in Antonia. All members requested to be present.
John HEINER of Pevely has been confined to his bed for two weeks with ? throat disease, and Mrs. WOLF of the same place has just recovered from pneumonia.
who formerly worked in
We were all
surprised, last week, at hearing of the death of Stephen Pounds, one of the
oldest and best known citizens of the county. His death occurred ? Wednesday, near
John MCCREERY and
his wife came near being drowned last Saturday, fording the creek near
The Bonne Terre
Railway company bought the old Major BRYANT farm, near
I have a few
choice Shorthorn cows with calf by thoroughbred bull, and a few ? calves for sale cheap, if
applied for soon. Address B.F.
Mrs. CRULL, wife of Dr. A. CRULL, of near DITTMER'S store, died on day last week. She was somewhat advanced in years, but we have not learned her age. She was a daughter of the late George MCFRY and a sister of ex-sheriff MCFRY, and a much respected lady.
Wanted: A married man to milk and work on
farm. Would prefer one with
two or three children old enough and willing to milk cows. T.A. CHARLES,
Our "fat man" is under obligations to Judge SECKMAN for a large mess of German carp, caught out of the Judge's fish pond. They were delicious. This was the first carp we have ever seen. They resemble greatly a buffalo fish, but the meat is sweeter and not so full of bones.
Judge EDWARDS, of
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 their trouble.
Address S. R. HAWKINS , Hematite,
that the Farmer's and Laborer's
The Wheel at Morse's Mill set a great example. Instead of setting up a new store and trying to break somebody else down, they bought out the store already there and hired the storekeeper, Mr. REINEMER, to run the business for them. Of course, where merchants are stubborn, such pleasant arrangements can not be made.
Charles H. FETZER and Miss Maggie P. BROWN, of Plattin, were married by Squire T.L. MCCORMACK on the 25th ult. Mr. FETZER is one of the men who assisted in building the Bonne Terre Railroad, and his bride is the daughter of Mr. Joseph Brown, of near Plattin post office. As the groom has been married before, it is reasonable to suppose that the hills and valleys along the ? have ? with ? ere this. We wish them success in their new relation.
On the 29th of January, John M. GAINES and Miss Mary D. MCCORMACK, daughter of Hardy MCCORMACK, were united in marriage at the residence of the bride's father, Rev. SRONCE, officiating. The bride received quite a number of nice and useful presents. After the two had been made one, the guests were conducted to the dining room, where they found a large table loaded with good things such as a wedding crowd delights to find. Of course, all did justice to this part of the occasion. After supper, Mrs. STONE, of DeSoto, and some others entertained those assembled with nice music.
Circuit Court: Judge THOMAS finished up the docket last Friday and adjourned court. The following cases were disposed of in addition to those already reported.
Louis SAUER and Michael NOLAN, two DeSoto butchers, pleaded guilty to slaughter house nuisance and were fined $5 each. They all deny maintaining nuisances, but after the conviction of the ROHLFINGs, on same charge, they concluded it best to plead guilty.
James WILLIAMS plead guilty to gambling and was fined $5. This was in what is known as the cow case, he having been engaged with MCKEE and ? in playing for a cow.
Noble SCHAEFER was found guilty of selling liquor without license and fined forty dollars.
ROGGE vs. ROGGE ordered that the widow of Louis ROGGE, deceased, be allowed $? as her dower, out of money realized from sale of real estate.
A new trial was granted in the case of Mary A. FLETCHER vs. Otto HERMANN on account of attorney going outside of the record in his closing speech to jury
Anna WARACKEA vs. Fredericka WARACKEA et al, action on contract for rent: Henry HURTGEN appointed receiver on a bond of $500 to take charge of property, collect the money, and pay, first the taxes, second, his expenses, and then, to the plaintiff $150. An appeal was granted.
was made a citizen of the
Charles WEXLER vs. R. ALLCOCK on account, judgment for $?
Harry REYNOLDS, charged with seduction under promise of marriage, was acquitted by the jury.
All other cases, motions, etc., were continued until next term.
At a little
before last Saturday,
our little town was thrown into a fever of excitement over the news that Theo W.
POOLE and Thomas M. MCGINN had escaped from jail. MCGINN had been sentenced a
few days before to a three year term in the penitentiary for grand larceny, and
POOLE was awaiting trial on a charge of robbing an old man named John TINDALE,
in St. Louis. Both had made ineffectual attempts on the court, MCGINN to
get a new trial, and
Mrs. Grace CANNING? died at Kimmswick, Monday, after an illness of several months.
Mrs. John ZIPP died at her home on the Maxville road. She was a sister of Joseph SIMMS of this place.
Mrs. Florian ZUGG, one of Kimmswick’s oldest settlers, died Saturday afternoon, leaving a husband and four children who have the sympathy of the entire community. Mrs. ZUGG was a very estimable lady and will be missed by all.
On petition of Kasper KRAPA, and others, the commissioner was ordered to survey and locate new road in Rock township from Lemay Ferry Road, near Xavier KOHLER'S along an old road to Henry KOHLER'S to said KRAPA'S.
Dramshop licenses were
issued to Max FROMHOLD, C.C. HIRSCH, James VAY?
J.W.SMITH, W.D. MILLHOUSE,? WILLIAMS
& MERSEAL? Fred WAPPLER, Thos. SMITH, Charles KERTZ. Charles
WUNDERLICK, KING & LUTERMAN?, DeSoto, Wm.
Mr. & Mrs. J.E. BYRNE and daughter, of
Thomas ARMSTRONG, just arrived from
Peter and Michael
DUNNIGAN and some others, went to
A young Democrat
arrived at the residence of Pat BYRNE Jr. recently, and I am told that Pat is
thinking of naming him after the next President of the
Mrs. Frank CREAN has been sick, but is now able to be up.
Thomas, son of Judge Pat BYRNE, has been very low for some time past, and is now recovering slowly.
Mr. N.B. SULLEN’S wife, son and youngest daughter are down with pneumonia.
one of the oldest citizens of
The wife of
Patrick GALVIN, formerly of this township, and late of
John CRATTICK?, formerly of this township died at St. Elmo last week and was buried at St. Patrick's church cemetery, near Catawissa, Mo.
Died - Harriet,
daughter of W.H. and Margaret A. WALKER,
January 13, 1890 of pneumonia, Charles K., son of Mr. and Mrs. Elijah BURGESS of Big River, aged 15 years, 11 months and 7 days (age as best as I can make out) Charlie, being the youngest son and child, was consequently a favorite with his parents, and his kind and loving disposition won for him the friendship of all who knew him. His illness was of short duration, but severe and painful from the first, yet he bore his affliction with ? and passed from his world to the one beyond with a smile on his face. He had been attending school at ? Hill, preparatory to entering college in the Spring. He was one of the most ? pupils in school, which of course won him the esteem and admiration of school mates and teacher, by whom he is sadly missed. As a friend and teacher of deceased we tender our heartfelt sympathies to the bereaved family.