Jefferson Democrat

October 15, 1891


LACHAND and PITTMAN, who bought the Festus Times some few months ago and started the Leader, making quite a good local paper of it, have laid down the “stick, rule and pen,” and left for pastures new.  What makes it look bad on them is the fact that they left without telling their friends and patrons adieu, and Bro. KLEIN is as mad as a wet hen, he being one of those mostly interested in the Leader’s welfare.


If we knew whom to address, these lines would not take up our space, but instead we would have written a personal explanation to the person for whom they are intended.  The person whom we mentioned last week as having written a communication for our paper in refutation of something published in the Mirror, has written us again, but still withholds his name.  He says the article he replied to was signed “Foot Loose,” while he signs his “Justice,” and he thinks the public will know as well who “Justice” is as they will who “Foot Loose” is.  He is correct in this, and it was not for the public that we wanted his name, but for our own information.  There is no new newspaper law about this, as he seems to think, neither is it a new newspaper custom, but it is a rule, almost as old as newspapers.  We did not want the writer’s name for publication, the cognomen he used would have answered for that; neither did we ask for it with the expectation that we might wish to divulge his identity to anyone else.  Unless we have the names of those who write communications for this paper, we will have no evidence that they are acting in good faith at all.


A blacksmith informed us, one day last week, that horse shoes cost more now than they did sixteen years ago.  As horse shoes are protected by a tax of two cents a pound and the nails by a tax of four cents per pound, they ought to be getting cheaper by this time, if the theory of protectionist, that taxes cheapen prices, is correct.  The fact is, however, that every effort made to set aside the natural laws of trade and commerce, interferes with ordinary business competition and makes it easier to form combinations and trusts.  This is what ails the horseshoe trade.  It is controlled by a trust, and the trust is enabled to retain its control by reason of the tax levied for their benefit, and which tends to shut out competition.  British capitalists find it more to their interests to invest their money in American trusts than in English manufactories.


~Another Grader~

Editor Jefferson Democrat:

On reading Judge MADISON’s report of the road-grader contest at Mexico, I had to agree with him in general, so far he went, but he stopped at a point that suited his views on the road question:  “Large districts, large appropriations out of the general revenue fund to work and keep them up, and general supervision by the court and its employees.”

From a two-days’ attendance at the contest, as an outsider, from what I saw and heard from experience of others present, the machines did good work where the ground was not too broken and rocky; but to do so, they had six or eight large horses or mules to pull them and the different companies had the best of skilled operators to handle them.  We have but few of such teams, and fewer of such operators.

The grader is just the thing to make a good dirt road better.  The grader generally used in North Missouri, Illinois and Iowa is the “Daisy,” a small two-wheeled machine, drawn by two or four horses, and is a much lighter machine than those on trial at Mexico, and can be used in close places.  The grader is the forerunner, and will cause a great improvement in roads where the country is suitable for their working and does not wash into gullies, by grading them up from the sides and afterwards keeping down the weeks and grass that hold the moisture.  The grader is just the thing, leaving the roads as smooth and hard as a race course, and with the proper care the roads will be in good condition eleven months out of twelve, far surpassing many of our much-talked-of rock roads, which are only used by the general farmer in exceptional cases and where there is no dirt track along the side.  A road is similar to a chain or rope, only as strong as the weakest place; you can double up if you can get a team and pull up the hill, or double trip it over bad places.

I think that the best part of the meeting was the discussion of the road question in general.  All were in favor of better roads.  Many were in favor of amending the law in some respects, but a large majority were in favor of each district managing its own road affairs, similar to school districts, giving them all power to improve their roads in any way and manner they might see fit.  I enjoyed the trip.  Yours, W. S. JEWETT.


~Valle Minings.~

By Honeybee.


Rain is badly needed in this section.  Most of our farmers are not yet done sowing wheat, while others have not begun.  Some are sowing in the dust, but the majority are waiting for rain.


James MANWARRING and his wife visited relatives in St. Louis during fair week; they also attended the exposition, which they pronounce as good.


On account of sickness your correspondent was prohibited from attending the St. Louis fair.


Services were held here Sunday morning and night.  Rev. Jos. DOUGLASS has been engaged as pastor for one year by the Baptists hereabouts.  Though not very well educated, Mr. DOUGLASS is a good speaker, and discusses his texts well.

Valle Mines, October 12, 1891.



By Eureka

The Maxville band serenaded Prof. Max EDER, teacher of Father SCHRAMM’s parochial school, on the evening of the 9th last.


Our baseball club went over into St. Louis County, Sunday afternoon, and gave the Mehlvillians a sound drubbing.  They claim that out of seven match games this was their second defeat.  The score stood – Maxville, 33 runs; Mehlville, 13.  Umpire, P. PARK; scorers, W. J. KIRK and Mr. REHER.  Only seven innings were played.  Earned run, F. TIEFENBRUNN of Maxville.

Maxville, October 12, 1891.


~County Union~

The regular meeting of the Jefferson County Farmers’ and Laborers’ Union will be held in Hillsboro, Friday, October 16, 1891, at 10 o’clock a. m.  All delegates and secretaries of delinquent sub-unions are requested to see that State and county dues are collected and paid to me on or before that date.

A full attendance is expected.

W. J. F. KIRK, Sec’y, Kimmswick, Mo.



By Zulu


Fred RENICK, of Texas, is visiting his mother at Windsor.


Farmers are about done sowing wheat and are still complaining of dry weather.


Swarms of hunters from St. Louis are arriving daily on the trains, Sunday not excepted.


Col. BROADBEND and daughter spent Sunday at his farm, in the Kimmswick suburbs.


William P. BOWMAN and family, of Quincy, Ill., are spending a few days in Kimmswick.


The river is very low, there only being five feet of water in the channel; but few boats are running.


Major HOLMAN, civil engineer on river improvement, has just put in a water gauge at Widow WATERS’.


The public schools have been running the past three weeks; James HERRINGTON and Miss Mary GRATIOT are the efficient teachers.


Price HARRIS of Sikeston, Mo., formerly railroad agent of this place, is staying a few days with his brother, S. P., near Sulphur.


Miss Belle ASHE opened her school at Maxville two weeks ago.  Miss Bertha WHITEHEAD opened her third term at the White School house this morning.


James T. MOSS of Hillsboro, Esquire BERRESHEIM of Seckman, Judge SECKMAN of Rock Creek, and Col. O’FALLON of Sulphur Springs, were in town last Saturday.


Mr. HILL of the HILL & HAMMEL real estate firm of South St. Louis, leased C. M. SPENCER’s house and grounds at Windsor, and is now a citizen of Jefferson County.  Mr. SPENCER has moved his family to St. Louis.


Kimmswick lodge of the F. & L. U. met at White school house last Monday, and appointed delegates to the County union, which meets at Hillsboro on the 16th inst.  This union is fast increasing in numbers, and bids fair to become the banner union in the county.  Dr. KIRK is the president.  They expect to give a grand ball in the early part of November.

Kimmswick, October 12, 1891.



A fresh milch cow will make a good cow for winter giving plenty of rich milk, is for sale; also a cow that will come in this winter, and two steers 2 years old and a 1 year old heifer.  Apply to Dr. BREWSTER, Hillsboro, MO.


~Seckman Echoes~

By A. K.


Father SCHRAMM’S picnic ought to be well attended.


News is not so plentiful since the P. O. has been moved; however, Seckman Echoes are not knocked into a cocked hat.


The Misses Emma and Mary ZUFALL, of near Frumet, were visiting at Esquire BERRESHEIM’s, they being old friends from Romine’s creek.


Wheat sowing is about over, but still some of our farmers are breaking the Sabbath by drilling wheat, in order to get ready to dig late potatoes.


The Kimmswick F. & L. U. will give a grand ball, at Kimmswick, on Saturday, the 31st last.  Sub-unions are invited to come and spend a pleasant evening.


John MILLER, Sr., had his hip dislocated one day last week, and is not expected to live unless relief comes soon.  Dr. LOHMANN, of Kimmswick, has the case, but Dr. THURMAN has been called to his assistance.


Esquire BERRESHEIM and Constable NOLAN went to Hillsboro last week, and stayed the better part of two days, trying to paint the town red.  Ed. MAUPIN kept them company all the time, and the fat man occasionally smiled with them.


Seckman, October 12, 1891.


~Knorpp News~

Knorpp, October 12, 1891.


George MATTES and sisters, Miss Emma, of Vera, Ill., came here on a visit Thursday morning, to their uncle, Albert KAUSLER, returning home Sunday evening.  Their cousin, Albert, accompanied pretty Emma to Knorpp post office, at which place they were welcome and the visit highly appreciated.


Messrs. Wm. MATHES and John F. WAGNER took a trip to St. Louis Saturday evening.


Mr. W. STRINGFELLOW made a flying trip to Festus Sunday.                     


The Jefferson Nursery located near Kimmswick, Jefferson County, MO:

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 your for your orders.  H. JOBGEN, Prop.


~List of Conveyances~

Filed with the Recorder during the week ending on last Tuesday:


August MARTIN, by curator, to J. W. ROBINSON, 2 lots in DeSoto …. $265

Nancy E. HERRINGTON to Ed. F. HERRINGTON, sixth of 170 acres, S17, T41, R4 …. $225

Same to John J. HERRINGTON, for similar interest in said land….. $225

Henry MCCLURE, by trustee, to Thomas HERRINGTON, half of 120 acres, S29, T40, R? …. $50


Bessie DAVIS to George L. ADAMS, two lots in DeSoto …. $40

Francis HAMPEL to Henry NOLL, 40 acres in survey 2992…. $2500

F. H. WEDDE to August WEDDE, 160 acres, S25, T42, R5 … $800

Lucas BELLAGAMBA to Olivia GRAY, lot in Festus … $250

S. T. WAGGENER to J. J. FITZGERALD, lot in Festus … $1

Charles HIGGINBOTHAM to B. C. BERRY, lot in survey 315 … $180

Geo. R. RATHBUN to Frank DICKEMAN, four lots in DeSoto ….$125

W. T. HUSKEY to Frank DICKEMAN, two lots in DeSoto …. $700

Ira J. FARLEY to Felix HOLSTER, lot in Festus …. $412

Thomas L. PIERCE to Stephen BENTON, 43 acres, S31,T41, R4 …. $200


~Deaths and Births~

The following is a list of the deaths filed with the County Clerk the past week:


Date.                                       Name.                                                 Age.

Sept. 25,                      Maggie Dora SPITZ,                                       9 months

 Sept. 23                      Alice WILLIAMS,                                           80 years


~Weather – Crop Bulletin No. 29~

Rainfall was normal for the week throughout the northern part of the State.  In Southeast Missouri there were only light showers, with a still greater deficiency in the southwest section, where the drouth has been the most protracted.

Temperature was normal or below throughout the State.  On 5th and 6th heavy frosts occurred in all sections.  Sunshine was normal or below.

Wheat seeding is now being pushed to completion.  That sown before the rains is coming up unevenly, and in some cases has been reseeded.

Levi CHUBBUCK, Sec’y State Board.


For Sale - One team and wagon, both horses young and good workers and the wagon nearly new and in good order.  Apply for price and terms to John SPARKS, Hillsboro, MO.


Notice of Final Settlement.

All creditors and others interested in the estate of Andrew MALCOM, deceased, are notified that I, the undersigned, administrator of said estate, intend to make a final settlement of said estate at the next term of the Probate court of Jefferson County, Missouri, to be held at Hillsboro, in said county, on the second Monday of November 1891, and on the fourth day of said term – November 12, 1891.

J. R. BAKEWELL, Public Administrator, October 13, 1891.


Notice of Final Settlement,

All creditors and others interested in the estate of Margaret SLATTERY, deceased, are notified that I, the undersigned, administrator of said estate, intends to make a final settlement of said estate at the next term of the Probate court of Jefferson County, Missouri, to be . . .  at Hillsboro, in said county, on the second Monday in November 1891, and on the fourth day of said term – November 12, 1891.

J. R. BAKEWELL, Public Administrator, October 13, 1891.


Notice of Final Settlement,

All creditors and others interested in the estate of Ada E. PECK, deceased, are notified that I, the undersigned, administratrix of said estate, intend to make a final settlement of said estate at the next term of the Probate court of Jefferson County, Missouri, to be held at Hillsboro, in said county, on the second Monday of November 1891.

Julia COLMAN, Administratrix, October --, 1891.


Notice of Final Settlement,

All creditors and others interested in the estate of Samuel MARSDEN deceased, are notified that I, the undersigned, administrator of said estate, intend to make a final settlement of said estate at the next term of the Probate court of Jefferson County, Missouri, to be held at Hillsboro, in said county, on the second Monday of November 1891.

Sullivan FRAZIER, Administrator, October 8, 1891.


Notice of Final Settlement,

All creditors and others interested in the estate of John F. LOLLAR, deceased, are notified that I, the undersigned, administrator of said estate, intend to make a final settlement of said estate at the next term of the Probate court of Jefferson County, Missouri, to be held at Hillsboro, in said county, on the second Monday of November 1891.

F. LOLLAR, Administrator, October 3, 1891.


Notice of Final Settlement,

All creditors and others interested in the estate of Leander BAILEY, deceased, are notified that I, the undersigned, administrator of said estate, intend to make a final settlement of said estate at the next term of the Probate court of Jefferson County, Missouri, to be held at Hillsboro, in said county, on the second Monday of November 1891.

Sullivan FRAZIER, Administrator, October 8, 1891.


Notice of Final Settlement,

All creditors and others interested in the estate of Andrew STECKER, deceased, are notified that I, the undersigned, administrator of said estate, intend to make a final settlement of said estate at the next term of the Probate court of Jefferson County, Missouri, to be held at Hillsboro, in said county, on the second Monday of November 1891.

William HAMPEL, Administrator, October 8, 1891.


Trustee’s Sale – Whereas, John H. MORSE (now more than nine months dead) and Mary F. MORSE, his wife, by their certain deed of trust, dated the fifth day of May, 1887, and duly recorded in the office of the Recorder of Deeds for the County of Jefferson and State of Missouri, in Trust Record book 18, . . . page--- ., conveyed to the undersigned . . . trustee, the following described real estate and the improvements thereon, situated, lying and being in the County of Jefferson and State of Missouri, to wit:

A tract of land, containing six hundred and forty acres, known as survey 871 to Mark WIDEMAN; also forty-five acres out of the land confirmed to Henry PREWITT, adjoining the above described land, and making together six hundred and eighty-five acres, more or less, except the quantity of one hundred and sixty acres heretofore conveyed to William J. WILLIAMS and forty-five acres conveyed to Henry PREWITT, leaving the number of acres hereby conveyed four hundred and eighty acres, and being the same land acquired by said John H. MORSE from James WILLIAMS. 

Also, the west half of a tract of six hundred and forty acres, known as survey No. ---, in township 4?, range three east, confirmed to Joseph COLLINS and legal representatives, and acquired by said John H. MORSE of Giles LEE by deed dated February 23, [1856?], and recorded in Book “N”, page 17, in the office of the Recorder of Deeds for Jefferson County, and is all the same real estate described in a former deed of trust to Peter M. BROWN’s trustee, dated May 5, 18-- and recorded in Book No. 11, page 363, in the Recorder’s office aforesaid.

Which conveyance was in trust to secure the payment of certain promissory notes in said deed described, with the interest thereon; and, whereas, twelve of said notes have been long past due and remain unpaid:  Now, therefore, I, the undersigned trustee, at the request of the legal holder of said notes, and in pursuance of the provisions of said deed, will, on Friday, the 30th Day of October, 1891, between the hours of ten o’clock in the forenoon and five o’clock in the afternoon of that day, at the front door of the court house, in the Town of Hillsboro, County of Jefferson, State of Missouri, sell at public auction, to the highest bidder, for cash, the above described real estate, for the purposes said trust.    October 8, 1891    James BROWN, Trustee.


Trustee’s Sale – Whereas, John H. MORSE and Mary P. MORSE, his wife, by their deed of trust, dated April 24, 18--, and recorded in the Recorder’s office of Jefferson County, Missouri, in Trust Record book No. 12, at pages 40 and following, conveyed to the undersigned, trustee, the following described real estate, situated in Jefferson County, State of Missouri, to wit:

The southwest quarter of section seventeen, the southeast quarter of section eighteen, the southwest quarter of section twenty, the west half of the southeast quarter, the southwest quarter of the northeast quarter, the south half of the northwest quarter, and the northwest part of the northwest quarter of the northwest quarter, of section twenty; all of the northeast quarter of the northwest quarter of section twenty, except the right of way of the St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway Company and the tract where LEPP’s store is located; also block number twenty-nine in the Town of Vineland.  All the above described real estate is situated in township number thirty-nine, range four east, containing in all about seven hundred and twenty-eight acres, more or less.

Which conveyance was in trust to secure the payment of seven promissory notes therein mentioned and described; and, whereas, it is provided in said deed of trust, that in case default be made in the payment of said notes, or any of either of them, when they respectively become due or payable, this deed shall be in form and all payable, and the trustee shall proceed and sell; and, whereas, one of said notes has become due and remains unpaid, which default makes all the notes due and payable; and, whereas, the said John H. MORSE has been dead more than nine months – now, therefore, at the request of the legal holder and owner of said notes, and in pursuance of the authority to me given by said deed of trust, public notice is hereby given that I will, on Friday, the 30the Day of October, 1891, between the hours of 9 a. m. and 5 p. m., at the front door of the court house, in the Town of Hillsboro, County of Jefferson, in the State of Missouri, sell at public auction, to the highest bidder, for cash, the real estate above described, to satisfy said notes and the expenses of executing this trust.

October 3, 1891                      Charles H. KLEINSCHMIDT, Trustee.


Notice to Taxpayers – Notice is hereby given that I will meet the taxpayers of Jefferson County, Missouri, at the following times and places, for the purpose of receiving their taxes due for the year 1891:


Central township,                                            Hillsboro,                     Sept. 24, 25, 26

Big River,                                                        Grubville,                     Sept. ----

Big River,                                                        Morse’s Mill,                Sept. ----

Big River,                                                        Frumet,                        Sept. ----

Plattin township,                                              Rush Tower,                October 5

Plattin township,                                              Danby                           October  6

Plattin township,                                              McCormack’s,              October  7

Valle township,                                                Valle Mines,                  October  8

Joachim township,                                          Crystal City,                  October 12

Joachim township,                                          Festus,                         October 13, 14

Valle township,                                                DeSoto,                         October 15, 16, 17

Rock township,                                                Kimmswick,                  October 19, 20

Rock township,                                                Sulphur Spring,            October 21

Joachim township,                                          Pevely,                          October 22

Joachim township,                                          Hematite                       October 22

Central township,                                            Hillsboro,                      October ----

Meramec township,                                         Dittmer’s Store,            October 26

Meramec township,                                         Cedar Hill,                   October 27

Meramec township,                                         Byrnesville,                  October 28

Meramec township,                                         House’s Spring,           October 29

Meramec township,                                         High Ridge,                 October 30

Rock township,                                                Maxville,                      November 10, 11

Rock township,                                                Antonia,                       November 12


Bring along the number of the land you desire to pay taxes on.  A correct tax receipt will answer the purpose.  The attention of the taxpayers is called to section ---  of the Revised Statutes, which will be rigidly enforced. 

Herman HAMEL, Collector of Jefferson Co., Hillsboro, Mo., August, 27, 1891.


~Items of News~


A good work and driving horse for sale by Simon MCNEARNEY, Hillsboro.


Mr. B. F. RUDDER and wife, of Fenton, were visiting at Mr. MCNEARNEY’S this week.


We are sorry to learn that “old man” FICK lost one of his horses, last week, by death.


Mr. DEAN, of the Standard Printing Co. of Hannibal, was here on Monday, soliciting orders.


Miss Bettie HORNER of Morrow, Ohio, accompanied Miss Mary HOEKEN on her visit here to relatives.


Mrs. PRINZ visited St. Louis last week, returning on Thursday, accompanied by her cousin, Mr. NATZ.


There will be preaching next Sunday, at 11 a. m., in Hillsboro, prior to the Quarterly meeting at Frumet, Sunday night.


We have had some fine weather this week.  No damage has been done yet by frost; but farmers are still wanting some rain.


Born, to Mr. and Mrs. George WILSON of Festus, on the 12th last, twins – a boy and a girl.  All were doing well at last accounts.


Charley VEAZEY and his aunt, Mrs. GURWITZ, OF Kansas City, are here this week.  Charley will spend several days with his parents.


The Bonne Terre Railroad Company took an appeal to the Court of Appeals of the judgment against them in favor of T. L. MCCORMACK.


The Ware post office has been moved again:  It was taken away from Dr. CORNELL and moved to ROGERS’, about one mile further into the woods.


Miss Jessie WILSON came up from Birmingham, Alabama, to visit friends and relatives in this county and attend Miss Mabel VEAZEY’s wedding.


Quarterly-meeting services for Hillsboro circuit will be held at Frumet, beginning Sunday night, October 18th.  Everybody is cordially invited.


Mrs. Congressman BYRNS will spend the winter with her parents in Hillsboro, while Mr. BYRNS will be in Washington attending to his duties.


J. L. HYATT and Miss Katie, daughter of W. H. WALKER of DeSoto, were married on the 7th inst., by Rev. Geo. STEEL, at his residence, near Hillsboro.


D. A. PERKINS, of Grubville, was in Hillsboro last week, attending to some business.  He informed us that Mrs. W. J. FROST was quite low with typhoid fever.


W. H. H. THOMAS’ two daughters, Mrs. KEYSER, of St. Louis, and Mrs. SHORTRIDGE, of Macon City, arrived in Hillsboro last week, on a visit to their parents.


Samuel MORRIS and wife upset their cart, on the way to church Monday night; the ground caught them, and there was no damage done, except to the cart.


We are sorry to learn that Mr. W. R. DONNELL has been quite sick, so much so that Mr. F. W. BRICKEY had to take charge of the Citizen’s Bank of Festus for several days.


We learn from a Festus paper that two citizens of that burg were robbed, one night last week, by sneak thieves.  Thomas RYAN lost $375 and N. BEHRING $5.  Pretty heavy on  RYAN.


George RUSSELL is hauling wood for the court house on his contract with the County court.  He gets $1.78 per cord, while private citizens can buy all they want at two dollars a cord.


Our neighbor has shipped the Scotch bard toward the South and secured the services of a good printer in the person of a Mr. SWEET.  This is the first palatable thing found about the Looking Glass office.


There is a stray white lamb at Felix LEUTZINGER’s, near Hillsboro, marked with under--? and --- .  Owner should pay expense and get property.


We have a catarrh on the palm of our right hand, and have to do our pencil-pushing with the left.  The pet is very companionable, especially through the nights.


HURTGEN & HUBELI have begun work on the foundation for their new blacksmith shop.  They are going to build a good one, and expect to have it completed before very cold weather comes.


The damage case of Michael CLOVER vs. Rudolph HARNESS has been compromised and dismissed.  The two men are brothers-in-law, and their friends will be glad to hear that they are also friends once more.


In this issue will be found Mr. Chas. HEMME’s card.  He is so well known in this county that he needs no introduction from us, and he merely advertises to let the public know that he is still in business and wants their work.


Licensed to marry: Cristian (Amolian) M. LAIN and Hester MCCREERY, Jacob HENRY and Cora ELLIS, Joseph L. HYATT and Kate WALKER, Harmon MCCULLOCH and Anna HANVEY, Edward MOON and Anna LUEBBERS, Louis KNIER and Elisa BRINKMAN.


John BOESCH, who left this place several months ago for Ironton, Mo., came up last week with the intention of remaining, and yesterday he purchased GUENTHER’s place in Hillsboro.  BOESCH will be a fixture here again in future.


Revs. HENSLEY, FRAZIER, EMMONS and others are carrying on a successful revival meeting at Glade Chapel.  This is the second week of the meeting, and interest is increasing.  The house is crowded every night, and there have been several conversions.


We learn from the Gazette that Marshal MCFRY lost a prisoner, named FARLEY, one day last week.  As the marshal walked to the back part of the calaboose with the prisoners’ dinner, FARLEY went out, fastened the door, and struck for liberty.


The cattle and dairy outfit of the late John H. MORSE, at Vineland, was sold last Saturday under a chattel mortgage.  A Mr. LIES, of St. Louis County, was the purchaser at the sum of $3400.  It is understood that it is his intention to lease the farm and continue the dairy business.


A young man, named CHRISLEY, was arrested at House’s Springs last Monday, by a private detective, and brought to Hillsboro.  He had told of having killed a man in Carroll County, Virginia, four months ago, and the detective thought it might be a case of murder.  After doing some telegraphing, he released the prisoner.


George STAAL began teaching the F. H. WILLIAMS School a week ago Monday, with an enrollment of 37 pupils, the daily attendance was 34, and the number enrolled reached 39 before the end of the week.  On the same day D. A. MORRISON opened the Highland school, with 31 pupils.


Messrs. DEVLIN & WAPPLER, who purchased HIEBER’s furniture store in DeSoto recently, propose to let the people know that they are in business, and are using the columns of the J. D.  Both men are fine mechanics and have been living in that city for years, and should receive a large share of public patronage.  Give them a trial when in need of anything in their line.


While in DeSoto last Saturday afternoon we saw stalwart Marshal MCFRY leading to the lockups a puny boy, who looked like he might be about 10 years old.  We learned that the boy had been detected in stealing some money.  Such jobs are unpleasant for the marshal, and Judge LABEAUME said he felt like running away rather than sit in judgment on the case; but they have to perform their duties, regardless of tender feelings of humanity.


I will sell my brick houses on Second, between and Fletcher Streets.  A five room house on a 50 foot lot and one double house, five rooms each on 50 foot lot.  Will bring 10 percent on investment.  Will sell all or one on easy terms. Enquire of C. H. H. HANDCOCK or J.R. SERRIN.


The case of FELSON (Nelson?) & HILL vs. James ROBERTSON, for balance on contract for building a house, was concluded before Esquire FRAZIER last Monday, and resulted in a verdict for plaintiffs for the full amount sued for.  There were a large number of witnesses from DeSoto on Saturday, and the lawyers did their speech-making on Monday.  The sum in question was some sixty-odd dollars, and the costs took up nearly fifty, without lawyers’ fees.  It comes high sometimes to go a-courting.


The following we translate from the Festus Freie Blaetier:  Ernst SCHUERMANN has become tired of working in the glass factory and has moved, with his family, on a farm, several miles south of MCCORMACK Station . . . Parties, who have been fined for violating city ordinances and have not the wherewith to liquidate, are compelled to break rocks on the streets of Festus, with ball and chain attachment . . .  John GARWICK has been exhibiting some good lead ore, found near HORINE Station . . . Festus will soon begin the erection of another house of worship.  It will be of the Evangelical-Lutheran denomination, and Mr. NEUENDORFF will be the pastor.  This will be the seventh church for that city . . . Joseph GIRARDET (GERARDOT?) and Miss Mary RICHT were united in the holy bonds of matrimony, by Father BOEHM, on the 3d . . .  For having drained the cup too often of something stronger than water, the marshal put Charles GRAY into the cooler, where he imitated Daniel in the lion’s den for one night.


On the 20th of April last W. A. COUCH and Miss Mary F., daughter of Judge W. F. WILLIAMS, were united in marriage at the residence of the bride’s father.  There was a big wedding and a large crowd of friends and neighbors were present to wish the couple a prosperous and happy journey through life.  The sad sequel to the above pleasant event occurred last Friday night, in the death of Mrs. Couch, at DeSoto.  We learn that she suffered intensely during her last few days.  The bereaved husband and other relatives have our heartfelt sympathy.


The Sunday school convention for Central township will be held Sunday afternoon and evening, October 18th, at Victoria, to which all are invited.  Address of welcome, Mr. MEEKEN of Hillsboro; response, Mr. FREY of DeSoto; appointment of committees; election of officers; Relation of the Church to Sunday Schools, Mr. DENHOLM; Concert of Organization in Union Sunday Schools, Prof. DAVIS; Question drawer.  Evening – Devotional exercises, led by J. E. MALLORY; discussion of question drawer.  Good singing will be interspersed during convention.


Charles KARTE came out, Wednesday of last week, with a load of beer, and had blue ribbons in profusion about his horses and a smile on his face nearly a foot long.  While setting them up to the boys he informed them that the Green Tree Brewery beer had taken the first premium at the St. Louis fair.  The papers corroborated the statement, and if Charlie will send us out an eighth of Select, together with a yard or two of (Selencha’s?) Lebar Wurst, we might be induced to affirm the same statement, and exclaim:  [“Der Baum soil immer gruenes and der Dicke nicht dueuer werden!”]


The DeSoto Gazette of last week says:  Henry WASHBURN and Walter FARLEY were each fined two dollars and costs in the Recorder’s court, on Tuesday, for having been found drunk and disorderly at 1 o’clock the previous night;

Rosie, daughter of C. W. BRUMMER, died on the 28th ult., aged four years;

on the 7th inst., Mrs. Jesse BENSON, aged 64 years;

HARRINGTON’s addition to DeSoto is the latest acquisition of municipal territory;  William METCALF and his brother are prospecting for lead on their place, one mile south of DeSoto.  The prospects for lead in that locality are reported to be splendid.  After every freshet pieces of rich lead ore have been picked out of the creeks;

Chris LAHN of Berlin, Neb., arrived in DeSoto on Tuesday last, and is sojourning with Mr. and Mrs. Fred. WAPPLER.  He is accompanied by his daughter, Mrs. William NEUBAUER.  Mr. LAHN is Mrs. WAPPLER’s uncle, and is a wealthy farmer;  W. S. COVINGTON is now mounted night marshal at a salary of $50 per month.


A couple of DeSoto gents were forcibly reminded, last Saturday afternoon, of the proverb, “Pride goeth before a fall.”  They were Dr. James and W. D. WILLIAMS.  They had been spending some time in a pleasant drive behind a rather slow horse, when the doctor suggested that if his companion wished something exhilarating they would hitch up his fine trotting mare.  The suggestion was accepted as a good one and a change of steed was at once made, and down the Main Street they sped, attracting the attention of everybody and, doubtless, feeling that they were envied by all beholders.  Down, near the old depot, there is a depression in the street, in the shape of a ditch or gully, and into this ditch the wheels of the cart went with thump.  But the wheels went out again, but the jar split the body of the cart into, and the part in which the riders were sitting was left in the ditch.  Nobody was hurt and the mare was stopped without trouble, but the performance was as enjoyable to the spectators as a circus feat would have been.


Hillsboro Lodge, No. 179, A. O. U. W., had an unusually pleasant and interesting meeting last Monday night.  Only nineteen of the members were present, but there were twenty-one visiting brothers from Hematite Lodge.  An eloquent address of welcome was delivered by Judge Jos. J. WILLIAMS, M. W. of Hillsboro Lodge.  He called attention to the wonderful progress of this, the golden age of the world, and referred to those benevolent organizations, organized charity, as one of the beneficent results and achievements of the age.  M. W. HOOD. Of Hematite Lodge, responded quite eloquently.  He dealt somewhat in statistics, to show that the A. O. U. W. were doing a grand and noble work, second to no other organization.  Speeches were made by several other members of the two lodges.  Most of them acquitted themselves very well, and complaint was heard of only two of the speakers.  Hematite Lodge complained of George MUNRO; they said they had wound up for a full hour, and he ran down in a half hour.  The fear his machinery is getting worn out, and threaten to engage another orator.  They insist that all of them can make signs, and a talker is what they want.  Hillsboro Lodge kicked because Mr. VEAZEY said they did not know anything about the order; but when he afterwards admitted to the visitors that he did not know the number of the lodge he belonged to, it gave the rest of us a chance to make it plain that he was the only ignorant member, and that it was because he did not attend lodge often enough to learn what we knew.  After lodge closed all repaired to the MORRIS House, and enjoyed a substantial lunch, which had been prepared for the occasion, when all started for their respective homes, feeling that they had been much benefited by the meeting.


Mr. Henry B. IRWIN, son of Mr. James IRWIN of Festus, and Miss Mabel, eldest daughter of Mr. D. B. VEAZEY, were united in marriage, at the Hillsboro Union church, on Tuesday, October 18, 1891, Rev Mr. ROBERTS, a Unitarian minister of Kansas City, performing the ceremony, which was somewhat out of the ordinary line of country weddings and pronounced by the audience as the best and most-impressive they had ever listened to.  The church was beautifully decorated with flowers and vines, good taste being displayed by those who did the decorating.  The ceremony took place near the noon hour and, after congratulations had been extended, the bridal party drove to Mr. VEAZEY’s residence, where an elegant dinner was served.  A big wedding had been intended, but realizing that they did not have room to accommodate all their friends who would necessarily have to be invited, the program was changed and the only persons at the dinner, outside of near relatives of the bride and groom were Mr. STEEL and wife, R. W. MCMULLIN and wife and daughter, Mrs. J. Ed. WALKER and daughter, and Misses Emma DONNELL and Jessie WILSON.  The happy couple left in the afternoon for Festus, to visit the groom’s parents before starting for their home in Omaha, Neb.  The groom is a Jefferson county boy, and one of whom she may well be proud, and the bride is a young lady, who is admired by all.  Both are educated, intelligent and energetic, and old enough to appreciate the importance of the step they have taken, and which, in fact, they had had in contemplation for years, and their many friends predict that the union will be a happy one.  They will carry home with them the kindest wishes of all who know them here, and we feel that they are deserving of the hearty congratulations they are receiving.  May success and happiness attend them!


The American Book Co., of Chicago, Ill., have notified the Commissioner that the new Ray’s Arithmetics, McGuffey’s Revised Spellers and Steele’s Hygenic Physiology are now ready to be supplied to the trade; their Townsend’s Civil Government will be ready in a few days.  E. H. BUTLER & Co., Philadelphia, are also ready with Butler’s Geographics.  Apply to the above named firms for books for exchange; for regular supply address, J. I. BOLAND & Co., St. Louis.


~Ye Olden Times~

Mr. MCFARLAND, who has been down in Joachim township assessing, handed us an old receipt given by a storekeeper at Herculaneum in 1811, which will be of interest to our readers.  We omit the name of the purchaser of the goods, as some of his descendants might kick if we published it.  It will be seen by this document that neither protection nor an internal revenue cheapens an article by levying a tax upon it.  The “staff of life” purchased by this particular customer and paid for is as follows, and embraces a period of four months of 1811 in which he ran the bill:

Three pints of whiskey……………………….. $5

Pint of brandy and two drinks…………………$-.

Candy and 2 ½ pints of whiskey……………...$-

1 ½ pints of brandy……………………………..$19

Plough lines……………………………………..$ 25

Pint of brandy and bottle……………………….$38

Pint of brandy and three drinks………………..$43

Pint of brandy………………………………….$18

One bottle broke by you and one pint of liquor.$25

2 ½ pints of whiskey and a drink…………….$38

1 ½ pint of brandy…………………………….$19

Cash loaned you by Jos. HAMMON………..$ 63      

            Settled with John……………………..$?4.02

We do not know whether he drank the “plough lines” or not.


~Teachers’ Institute~


The following is the program for the October meeting of the Jefferson County Teachers’ Institute, to be held on the 20th inst., at House’s Springs.


1.  “The course to be pursued in organizing a school,” Prof. SCOTT; discussion by members.

2.  Prizes and Awards, Miss OPAS; discussion by members.

3.  “The order of exercises, or program of recitations,” John DALTON; discussion by members.

4.  “Mode of conducting an examination by written questions and answers,” Prof. NATIONS; discussion by members.

5.  Reports of committees appointed at last meeting.

6.  Miscellaneous business.


It is hoped that there will be a general attendance of teachers and school officers who live in the western part of the county, and as well of parties who are interested in the welfare of the schools.


~A Card~

In the matter of the action of Michael CLOVER, plaintiff, vs. Rudolph HARNESS, defendant.  In the Circuit court of Jefferson County, Missouri.  Now, on this day, comes said defendant, Rudolph HARNESS, and admits that he spoke the words of and concerning the plaintiff, as charged in the petition in said cause in said court; but that he has no recollection of speaking them, or of charging the said CLOVER with larceny.  And the said HARNESS, now here, says that the words charged in said petition and uttered by him were false and slanderous, as of and concerning Michael CLOVER.

Given under my hand, at Hillsboro, Mo., October 13, 1891.

Rudolph HARNESS.




Stoddart & Co. Patents, Washington, DC

Mockbee House Hotel, Hillsboro, MO

Glade Chapel All Country Produce

The St. Louis Republic newspaper

Phillip CLARK Bicycle, Chicago, IL

M. ZIEGLER Watches, Jewelry, Spectacle, Kimmswick, MO

Aug. KASSEBAUM 14-Mile House, Lemay Road

Rob’t COXWELL Undertaker, DeSoto, MO

D. B. VEAZEY or R. W. MCMULLIN Real Estate, Hillsboro, MO

John HEINER Hotel and Saloon, Pevely, MO

R. P. STEWART Livery and Stables, DeSoto, MO

F. AUBUCHON & Son General Merchandise, DeSoto, MO

E. B. MAUPIN Auctioneer, Hillsboro, MO

Leo BERRESHEIM General Merchandise, Seckman, MO

F. P. KENNER’s New Saloon, Festus, MO

Drs. STARKEY & PALEN’s Treatment by Inhalation, Philadelphia, PA

Jefferson County Bank, DeSoto, MO

E. VOLLMAR Dry Goods, Hillsboro, MO

W. M. WITTLER Cigars and Tobacco, St. Louis, MO

J. F. DONNELL., M. D., Physician and Surgeon, Hematite, MO

John GEATLEY Practical Tinner, Scheve, MO

The Missouri Railroad Telegraph School

FELTON Iron & Engine Works

Mark C. JENNINGS Insurance Agent, Office in Mayor’s office, Festus, MO

Green Tree Brewery Co., St. Louis, MO

The Jefferson House, Fred WAPPLER, Main Street, DeSoto, MO

Max FROMHOLD Commercial Exchange, DeSoto, MO

Opera House Saloon and Restaurant. William GORMAN, Festus, MO

A. PECAUT Watchmaker, DeSoto, MO

SINGER’s Millinery, Festus, MO

Chas. HEMME Contractor, Carpenter & Builder, DeSoto, MO

DEVLIN & WAPPLER Stoves & Furniture, DeSoto, MO

Chas. H. BAILEY Farm for Sale

Jos. J. HOCKEN’s Lumber, Hillsboro, MO


Square Deal Clothing, DeSoto, MO

Crystal Plate Glass Store

Louis GREVE’S General Store

J. W. MATHEW’s General Merchandise, Pevely, MO