Thursday, May 8, 1890
Crystal and Festus – Will none of our merchants take the initiating step to have the plank walk to Crystal repaired, or will the business men wait until somebody will be forced to sue the county for damages?
Bill JACKSON and Harry FINGER went to Caruish’s River, last Friday, and brought home a good stringer of fish, six minnows all told; and now they contemplate starting a sardine factory, and will go out and catch more sardines.
WELSH and BRANCH, of the firm, are rushing
things on the new THOMAS building on
Last Sunday was a bad day for the finney tribe, that is if they were hungry. As early as and all through the day, fishing parties went out in all directions. At hardly a horse or a wagon was left in town. Some fishermen got left though, judging from appearances when they returned.
Several trials were before Squire JENNINGS last
week. One of them in particular interested our “coons” who are interested in
crap shooting. The arrest was made upon the request of the officials of
Herman POSCH is a good hangman, and once in a while he hangs a burly fellow to a nail right under his porch. He mistook me for Kaiser WEILHEM the other day, and said, “Kaiser, you want some fish? Look at that silber porch, 23 pounds, heavier than my new baby, 10 cents a pound only, und won dahler and dirty cents for all, ain’t dat sheep?” Herman sold it.
The officials of the Bonne Terre Lead company and of the railroad came up last Friday on a tour of
inspection, locating depots, switches, and considering other improvements on
the road and at
Our mayor, last week, circulated a petition,
soliciting the St. Joe Lead Co. to build a depot at the crossing of their
railroad and Bailey road here. The people are determined to have it, and if our
request is not complied with, we will set down, get mad, and say (A)dam It! But the sour face they will get from me will be
strong enough to turn the
I do not know why Mr. WEIGEL hasn’t appointed the census enumerators yet. The time for field work is drawing near and some time will be consumed before the appointees file their oaths for approval and then make themselves familiar with the schedules and routine of their work. It is of great interest to everybody that a proper and correct census will be taken.
The fire brigade at
Now Festus has taken the first step towards
prominence; suit against the corporation is pending, I am informed. The damaged
man’s name is Paul and GOVRO follows Paul. Both fell off the sidewalk on
Just at the verge of mail time word came to me
that a most murderous assault was made on Mayor ADAMS, in the center of
business in Festus, on
Final settlement – Elizabeth MEAD, S.H. MEAD executor
Administrator’s Notice – John P. LOLLAR, Benjamin LOLLAR administrator
Sheriff’s Sale in partition – William NOLLMAN, Charles NOLLMAN, and Henry NOLLMAN, minors, by Herman NOLLMAN, their father and natural guardian, and duly appointed curator of their estates, and Anna HEILIGTAG and Henry HEILIGTAG, her husband, plaintiffs against Henry ROEHLING and Catherine ROEHLING, his wife, defendants.
John R. STOW, Frank STOW Administrator
Acquilla H. COLE, S. T. AUBUCHON, Administrator
James M. HUSKEY, Lucinda HUSKEY Administrator
Henry GROB. Jacob GROB, Administrator
Louis BOGGE, Louise BOGGE, Administrator
John VINYARD, Ella G. VINYARD, Administrator
Notice of Resignation
as administrator of the estate of Edward MCHUGH, R.W. MCMULLIN
Herman HOFFMANN, Max FROMHOLD, Administrator
[..John P. SPECK and Margaret SPECK his wife borrowed nine hundred dollars from the capitol school fund and executed
mortgage deed conveying to said county the following real estate….. will sell said real estate for cash on hand to satisfy said
debt and the cost of executing said order. E. B. MAUPIN, Sheriff
[..Jacob S. DOUGLAS borrowed four thousand, four hundred and twenty five dollars from the capitol school fund and executed
mortgage deed conveying to said county the following real estate…..will sell
said real estate for cash on hand to satisfy said debt and the cost of
executing said order. E. B. MAUPIN,
…. circuit court of Jefferson County, Missouri, against Stoke T. WAGGONER, Mrs. Margaret VERNON, Sarah C. VERNON, Margaret A.
[...circuit court of Jefferson County, Missouri, against Christian T. HUNT, William HUNT, Louis HUNT, Thomas HUNT, Henry HUNT, Robert HUNT, Daniel HUNT, Josephine DAVIS and George DAVIS, her husband, Margaret TIMES and George TIMES her husband...?? acres real estate situated in the southwest fractional quarter, north of river, of section five, township forty, range three east, also 47? acres the northwest fractional quarter of section five, township forty, range three east, and I will, on the fifteenth day of May, 1890, at the court house door ....sell said real estate for cash on hand to the highest bidder to satisfy said debt and the cost of executing said order.] E. B. MAUPIN, Sheriff
Mr. MITTENDORF and lady, of
Mrs. SHORTRIDGE of
DeSoto Democratic Club will elect officers tomorrow evening. A full attendance is desired.
August WEDER and Mrs. Laura BROWN were married yesterday by Esq. BOOTH, both of Belew’s Creek.
C. Thomas HORINE spent a rainy hour in shooting rats around his place, last Tuesday, and killed fifteen.
A party of DeSoto fishermen passed through here,
Tuesday morning, prepared to clean out
Both of the conductors who were shot this week were brothers-in-law of Judge ELKINS. He has gone to visit them.
Mr. DALTON, who is attending school here, got one of his ankles badly sprained while playing ball last Saturday.
John ESHELBACH and Miss Annie LOUDEN, both of
Joseph J. & R.G. HOEKEN started yesterday
Anson VEASEY, of
Max FROMHOLD, at DeSoto, sells a superior metal polish for silver, copper, and brassware, bar fixtures, etc.
Arthur H. COOPER, and
Ida M. JOHNSTON were united in marriage at MOCKBEE’S hotel in
made by Collector HAMEL for April were as follows: Real estate taxes, $551.67,
personal property taxes, $10.92; licenses, $10.06; total collections $572.65.
Licensed to marry – Alonzo W. SANDERS and Adeline NELSON, Arthur COOPER and Ida M. JOHNSTON, Lewis J. DAVIS and Malissa E. MANESS, Charles PALMER and Eunice MILLER, William C. TURNER and Jeanie BOGERT, John ESHELBACH and Annie LOUDEN.
be a public examination of teachers, in the
request of a Committee from the F. and L. Union, the County court made an order
this week, reducing the rate of interest on
loanable school funds to six per cent, per anuum. Those owing the school funds can avail themselves of the lower rate by giving new bonds, and paying up interest now due.
H. BEDLOE, of
Wanted - A girl for general house work. Good wages to a competent person. Apply to Mrs. M. J. HARRIS,
WALKER, having heard that a report is being circulated that she is about to
give up her business of dressmaking, wishes to say that it is a mistake. She
has been engaged in dressmaking for the ladies of
Mrs. M. P.
There were married in
A lot of
St. Louis wheelmen, twenty or more, came down to DeSoto last Saturday evening,
and on Sunday morning started back home by way of the gravel road. They passed
through here a little before , on their bicycles. They were
accompanied this far by several DeSoto wheelmen. They complained much of the
roughness of the newly repaired road. Several had gotten falls, and one of the
DeSoto men had gotten one of his hands badly cut.
Buggies, phaetons, surreys and every style of carriage, made to order on short notice, if not on hand, by F. HACKE,
once, a housekeeper; single or married woman, with out children - can give
employment to husband. Family small and a good home to a
deserving woman, and good wages. Reference required. Address,
H. W. DOUGLASS,
~House’s Springs~ April 30
the fourth time since January 1st,
Some of our farmers had to put up their fences three times which is enough to discourage the stoutest heart.
cholera is killing a great many pigs around here. During the past week more
than half of the hogs in town here passed in their
this weather continues a few days there will be considerable corn planted;
people have all commenced ploughing, although the
is very wet yet.
eve there was to have been a ball in the hall, but it was postponed owing to
the bad weather till last night, when it proved a success in every sense of the
word. About 200 persons attended, and seven or eight sets were constantly on
the floor. Fenton, Cedar Hill,
We defy competition on our 5, 7, 10 and 15 dollar men’s suites in prices, quality and fabric. Give us a call before buying, which will be to your own interest, as a dollar saved is a dollar made. Square Deal Clothing House
“In my extensive practice among women,” writes an eminent physician who has made the study of female diseases a specialty, “never have a I found a female tonic and regular so happily combined as in Dr. DROMGOOLE’S English female Bitters.”
On Monday evening, April 28th?, the family of Rev. J. W. HARWOOD were somewhat surprised by unusual sounds upon the porch, and a moment later were more completely surprised to know that there were at the door representatives from most every family in Hillsboro, who were well laden with the luxuries of life, and whose hearts were pulsating with hope, joy and love. Thus they indicated their appreciation of the ministry. Rev. George STEEL, of the Baptist church, was chosen speaker, who in appropriate but short talk made the presentation, which he spoke their kind intentions in thus presenting their gifts - tokens of sympathy and high esteem of pastor and family. The donation was of much value, consisting of table supplies (a very important factor of bodily happiness and promoter of much contentment) to the amount of fifteen dollars worth and 75 cents cash. Mrs. REPPY and Miss McFARLAND took an active part in getting up the donation, while almost all lent a helping hand in making it a grand success, which fact all acknowledge. And as a token of our appreciation we hereby publicly express our thanks and hearty appreciation of same; and may we not hope that this event may be a door to future friendship and cooperation in the work of the Master and in the interest of our humanity? Wishing all a happy future, we are your servant, J. W. HARWOOD.
F. HACKE, of
Tramps along the line of the railroad appear to be getting desperate. Last Sunday night, conductor John NELSON, while attempting to eject some tramps from his train, at Ivory Station, was shot through the hand by one of them. The shooter got away, with Johnny’s hat. Monday night, at Satula,
At Net Cost!
All goods in my store will be sold at net cost, on account of change in business. HAMEL,
~High School Notes~
The National Teacher’s Association, which meets in July, will devote considerable time to the question of Secondary or High School
Education. The subject will be discussed under two heads.
High School as a
High School as a Finishing School.” or a school where a student receives all
the education he will ever get and from whose walls he goes out to take his
place in the world. We await with some interest the deliverances of the
association on these topics.
Our friend’s are invited to attend Dr. BOOTH’s lecture on Thursday, May 8th, at
J. F. GREEN, Esq., has promised as a lecture on “The Constitution: Its Adaptability to the Wants of a Free People.”
Mr. DALTON is absent on account of an accident on the baseball ground.
Questions on Current Topics:
1. State facts concerning Amelia B. EDWARDS, Nellie BLY, Chancellor CAPRIS and George KENNAN.
2. Give a short sketch of Gen. BAULAUGER?
3. Give facts concerning Merchant’s Bridge in
4. Labor troubles in
5. Give results of your reading question.
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,
Walter BUREN is teaching a Summer term of school in
Preaching? Elder MARTIN held Quarterly meeting here on the third Saturday and Sunday in April.
William BUREN left for
Miss Lily CLARKSON, of
Mr. BERRIMAN’s musical entertainment was a success so far as the program was concerned, but the weather put a damper on a large attendance.
Our Public school closed on the 2nd last. It was a very pleasant and profitable term, and it was with some feeling of sadness that I parted with my school. Grace MARTIN was awarded a beautiful book for best scholarship. She and her sister Fay were the only pupils who did not miss a day. A number of the patrons were present at the close. At the end of the first term we organized a school literacy society, which was run by the children themselves. Most all placed on duty by the program committee performed it. This is the kind of literary society to have in connection with schools. T. S. R. Zion,
100 colonies of bees for sale at one dollar per colony, after
Ed. MEYER, our neighbor road boss, has put about 350 loads of gravel on his part of the Lemay Ferry road.
Fred VOLLMAR, the Antonia merchant, passed through here with a nice span of horses and a fine rig, on his way to the city.
Our merchant, M. F. BECKER, is doing a rushing business, and is busy hauling load after load of new goods to stock his store up to its full capacity.
Christina, wife of John GEITZ, of near Kimmswick, died of pneumonia, aged ?? years, leaving a seven-days old child to the tender
care of father and friends.
Our road overseer has graveled about one mile of our gravel road in the worst places and made a good job of it, but lacks funds to go further. There are places in the gravel road where Macadam is necessary, being cut through into the yellow soil - no road-bed at all. There ought to be an appropriation made from $300 to $500 to repair the worst places.
The people here are awaiting good weather, so as to be able to plough for corn, there having been so much rain of late that the ground is unfit for cultivation. We are also getting ready for the strawberry harvest, which will be here in about two weeks, and there seems to be a good crop of them. The wheat is fair, except on north hillsides, where it is badly frozen out.
There was a show in this town last week, which was followed up by a traveling company of bears, goats and a big monkey. Joe PFEIL says the keeper put his hand into the bear’s mouth, so he concluded he could do the same, and put his hand in the bear’s mouth also. But, Lo! Mr. Bear closed down on his hand and held it like a vice. Joe’s hand hurt badly for a couple of days, but he is glad he got it back again. Maxville,
WORTH OF PROPERTY CHEAP
For Sale at Public Auction in the Town of Hillsboro, Jefferson Co., Mo., May 17th, 1890, property in the Town of Victoria, as follows: one grocery store with two living rooms overhead and cellar; Also on the same day will be offered one new dwelling house of 4 rooms and cellar, within 14 feet of store, to highest bidder, for cash or good security. Plenty of good water and stable on lot, which is 70?x163? feet. No encumbrance; title perfect. A grocery store badly needed there. Wm. BARRET
Health is improving in this locality. Our little town has taken quite a boom since another hotel has been erected. Guess the proprietor will have to get a cook next. As I was taking a pleasure ride, the other day, I heard a peculiar noise at a distant. Upon investigation it proved to emanate from two students just from college, who were practicing their first sermons on horseback. Planting and ploughing for corn has been the main object of farmers of late, but they are very much behind with their work this Spring on account of the wet season. Roads have been in a frightful condition the past six months, but are now drying up fast. Henry HELDBRINK was elected roadoverseer in this district and a better man for the business than he could not be found
-Kimmswick- by Zulu
The Misses Myrtle and Oter? MOSS were in town last Thursday.
Mrs. N. B.
The annual Public school picnic will take place at Park Louisburg on Pinster? Monday, May 25th. A full band of music will be in attendance.
William BORGWALD was buried at the Kimmswick cemetery last Monday afternoon. A large procession of friends attended the funeral. The burial sermon was delivered by Mr. John OHEIM in German.
There were services at the Catholic and Presbyterian churches, last Sunday morning. In the evening the Rev. Mr. McCOY, a Methodist minister, who lived in this county many years ago, preached to a large congregation.
Saturday was a lively day in Kimmswick. It seemed that everybody was in town, including the fat man of the J. D. I don’t think anybody knows when he left, but he did not stay for the evening entertainment at the National. Among others noticed in town were Joseph Ten BROOK of Maxville, Col. O’FALLON of the Glaize, Judge SECKMAN of Rock, and F. LANDOLF of Pevely.
A surprise party was given at the National Hotel and Theatre Hall, Saturday evening, by Emil RAUSCHENBACH, in honor of his mother, it being her 68th anniversary. The invited guests assembled at the house of John WENOM and, forming in procession, to music furnished by the
Kimmswick, May 4, 1890
-The Jefferson Nursery-
Located near Kimmswick, Jefferson County, Missouri - A fine and good assortment of Fruit Trees - Apple, Peach, Pear, Cherry,
Plum and Quince, and Berries of every kind, at prices - low - to suit the times. Myself or agent will call on you for your orders. H. JORGEN Prop.
Considerable gravel is being shipped from this place to
Mrs. Robert MOCKBEE and sister-in-law are here, visiting her daughter, Mrs. Peter McCORMACK.
Mrs. LAGZ of
The farmers are behind with their corn planting, but wheat and grass make up all deficiencies. I believe farmers should plant early
varieties of corn, for fear of late drouths.
Mrs. SRONCE is so much better that she is able to be around in the house. Mrs. PHILLIPS is also better. O. H. DONNELL was poorly last week, says he can not complain this week. I think not either, when he is able to come at at night to tell about that new girl at his house.
Saintly “Saburn” said, give me the post office at Hematite and I will show the people what an imported postmaster can do; and he has and is still showing, week after week, not only by giving out the wrong mail, but by other acts, still worse, by going out and leaving the office alone and unprotected, and to his shame, and by breaking open mail other than his own. He asks why I don’t come up and show my face. His memory is as short as his sight. Only last week I received Dr. ELDER’S mail, and I returned it in person, in the presence of witnesses, and told his lordship I was tired of sending or bringing back mail to the office, and if he was going to establish a branch office at my house I would like to know it, so I could be prepared to receive it. How is that for truth and voracity? He says “those parties say they have no fault to find and are satisfied." My God, why hast Thou forsaken him now? What is the use of going over old ground or calling any more names? But come down to business facts. I would like for some official,
who has the power to come down and go with me and investigate, and see who has lied. That would end the controversy he has courted, and show to the people of this county whether “Old Reb?” or this so called postmaster has lied; and then let him step down and out, and go into the chicken business or something else, and let some competent Republican take his place.
H. H. B.? Hematite, May 2, 1890
-Obituary- Died - At her home on Calico Creek the 26th of April, 1890, Mrs. Mary MERSEAL. Deceased was the wife of Edward C. MERSEAL; born
A cold wave struck this region last night. Farmers are very much behind on account of too much rain. Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell McCORMACK visited relatives and friends at Bonne Terre last week.
Miss Lulu and Master Claude POSTON are visiting at Plattin P.O. They reside at Bonne Terre
Willis FITE, the miller of Bonne
Terre, is buying all the wheat he can get along the
W. S. McCORMACK A and
family are invited to attend a wedding near Licking,
Mr. T. TAYLOR and wife are stopping here. He is blind and his wife is disabled in her right hand, but they do not want to go to the county farm. If they could get a little assistance from the county they might be less expensive to the taxpayers than if they were at the poor farm. Mrs. T. is willing to work all she can, but can not support herself and her husband both. The neighbors would help some if the county did something.
Another storehouse has been started at McCORMACK Station. I am afraid there will be more merchants
than buyers at that place.
Fruit agents are making it lively here.
Joe” BROWN is very poorly with bronchitis.
-List of Conveyances-
Filed with the Recorder during the week ending on last Tuesday.
Thornton JARVIS to Joseph BECHLER, 120 acres, section 3? tp 42? range 4? $???
Joseph BECHLER to Philip DICKEMAN, 40 acres, section 2? tp 43? range 4? $???
L. J. RANKIN to J. W. COLLIER and F. P. WILLIAMS, lot in
John FRECH? to Charles J. MURREY, two lots in
Laura A. BROOKS to John PRIESTER, part section 12 tp 33 range 6?
Robert WILSON and others to Adeline WILSON, 48 acres, section 32 township 41 range 3, 119.42 acres
Robert WILSON and others to Martha A. LEE, 24 acres, section 13? township 41, range 3?
Martha A. LEE to Adeline WILSON, 1 acre, section ?? tp 41, range 3
Adeline WILSON to Robert WILSON, Catharine FROST, Elizabeth McKAY, Lucy FROST, Mahala FROST and Martha LEE [long description hard to read]
Harry C. GOSTER? to D. M. Park, S. W. CRAWFORD, and B. HARDY, 30? acres in survey ????
W. L. REID to S. T. MILLER, 440 a., section 11 and 12 tp 41? range 4
G. R. RATHBON? to William FORD et als, lot in
L. J. FRENCH to Charles SEAPORT, lot in
C. N. FITCH to Albert PIGENRON , 3 acres in
Benjamin O’FALLON in Charles H. PARSONS, 4 acres, section ?? township 41, range 4.
-Deaths and Births-
The following is a list of the deaths filed with the
April 13 Francis LESTER, age 6 days
April 23 Amenath PRITCHERT, age 73 years
April 14, Mrs. W. G. H. BRACKMAN, boy
April 26, Mrs. William GUIBOR, boy
April 27, Mrs. S. KNOKEN? , girl
April 4, Mrs. John SULLIVAN, girl
April 6, Mrs. Fred RUMMEL, boy
April 6, Mrs. David MATHEWS, boy
April 9, Mrs. Henry KRANS, boy
April 10, Mrs. Thomas H. SILVER, boy
April 13, Mrs. William MAHN, boy
April 14, Mrs. William MILLEMAN, girl
April 14, Mrs. John TRAVERS, girl
April 18, Mrs. Willie CAIN, boy
April 29, Mrs. Charles STEPHENS, girl
April 27, Mrs. James H. WILEY, boy
April 23, Mrs. Hamilton MCMULLIN, girl
April 16 , Mrs. James A. GAMACHE, boy
April 17, Mrs. C. H. KLEINSCHMIDT, boy
April 12, Mrs. Thomas WHELING, boy
April 13, Mrs. W. H. GARDENHIRE, girl
May 1, Mrs. Chs. BROWN, girl and boy
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[AD] Charles KARTE
Official Statement of the Jefferson County Bank [type too small to read, lists balances of Resources and Liabilities]
[AD] Albert H. HAMEL, Physician and Surgeon, De Soto, MO, Office in HAMEL’S Drugstore
[AD] BRYAN’S Saloon, Hillsboro, MO, Opposite the Court House
[AD] The Jefferson House, by Fred WAPPLER, Main street, De Soto
[AD] DORRANCE Portrait Studio, ???
[AD] Commercial Exchange by Max FROMHOLD, Hoffmann’s Old Stand,
[AD] MOCKBEE House (
[AD] Southeastern Sample Room, F. A. KAIN, Prop., 101 N. Sixth street, corner Chestnut, St. Louis, Missouri
[AD] Mrs. PRIMM, Leading Milliner of De Soto
[AD] Miller Bros
[AD] Chas Edw. TURNER’S, Telegraphy Academy
[AD] The Missouri Railroad Telegraph, G. S. PARKER, Manager, St. Louis
[AD] Mark C. JENNINGS, Insurance Agent and Justice of the Peace
[AD] E. C. MEACHAM Arms, bicycles, St. Louis, MO.
[AD] Jefferson County Bank, BAKEWELL & MENREN?,
[AD] 14 Mile House, Lemay Road, Aug. KASSEBAUM
[AD] Dr. DROMGOOLE’S English Female Bitters
[AD] E. VOLLMAR, Hillsboro, Missouri
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