Jefferson Democrat
March 12, 1891


List of Conveyances filed with the Recorder during the week ending on last Tuesday.

Stephen HUG to Joseph PURCELL, lots 1, 2, and 3, block 3, HUG’s subdivision….$375.

William BLANK, by administratrix, to Henry HARRIS, 80 acres, in section 5, township 30, range 5…$600.

James O. BROADHEAD to A. WOLFENDING, 37 acres in section 19, township 42, range 6…$300.

Bernard EARLY to Wm. J. EARLY, 107 acres, sec 36, tp 42, range 2…. $1.   


Grand Opening

B. SCHWEIZER’s Dry Goods and Clothing Palace, Sat. March 21, 1891, Festus, MO.


County Court

J.C. CAPE and W.J. WILLIAMS were appointed commissioners, in place of W.H. WASHBURN and S.A. BAGE, to assess damage by location of road over land of F.S. MARQUIS and Wm. C. DAVIS.

Treasurer HOEKEN presented county paper redeemed by him…

Collector HAMEL presented his annual settlements…..

Loans of school moneys were ordered to John W. PATTON $100, F.D. WATERS $1000, and Jesse A. LUCAS $200.

School fund bond and mortgage of Thomas E. MOSS was approved.

Demands against the county were allowed as follows:

R.W. McMULLIN, publishing….$50.

A.L. FRECH, taking pauper to the county farm….$2.50

D.B. VENZEY (Veazey?), circuit court fee bill….$2.50

E.B. MAUPIN, hauling gravel….$15.

E.B. MAUPIN, sheriff…..$6.

Standard Printing Co. stationery….$17.84

R.G. MADISON, county judge….$15.

Hubert BECKER, county judge…$15.

T.J. DONNELL, county judge….$15.

Court then adjourned to the first Monday in April.


Fresh Seeds

For field and garden – corn, oats, clover and grass, vegetables and flower seeds, etc. at RATHBUN’s, DeSoto, MO.


Vineland Vines

Mrs. J.W. WILSON is reported as being very low with la grippa.

The dairy at this place is progressing nicely under the management of Col. BARNARD.

Miss Autentia PERKINS has returned from a visit to relatives and friends at Farmington and Doe Run.

As it has been some time since we have noticed any correspondence from this place, I thought I would contribute a few items.

A Sabbath school was organized here last Sunday.  Miss Autentia PERKINS was elected superintendent and Mr. John A. TUTTLE assistant.  Prayer meeting every Thursday night.

John D.  HEARST, on account of impaired health, has not been able to be out for some weeks, during which time dogs got among his sheep and butchered some of them for him.

Revs. J. P. CAPE and T.A. MAXWELL closed a series of something over three weeks’ meetings.  They have immersed sixteen and will return on the 9th inst. to administer the ordinance of baptism to other candidates.

G.F. BOOTHE, principal of the Hematite public schools, was in town, looking after his interests in regard to the school commissioner.  Mr. BOOTHE is a promising young man, with life before him, and is in every way qualified to fill the office; and, as he is the choice of the people from this place, we think he had better look after his interest in other parts.  But, nevertheless, his many friends here will be glad to see him at any time.



LANHAM-WILLIAMS – March 5, 1891, at the residence of the bride’s mother, near Hillsboro, Thomas LANHAM to Miss WILLIAMS, daughter of Mrs. Ann WILLIAMS, Judge ELKINS, officiating.  There were present quite a number of guests, mostly relatives of the contracting parties, and the weather was so bad that but a few of them could get away before morning; but the time was spent so pleasantly that it did not seem long.  Mrs. WILLIAMS is a good cook and knows how to get up suppers, and she sustained her reputation on this occasion.  The happy couple were the recipients of several presents, among which were the following: Mrs. J. P. DOUGHERTY, bowl and pitcher and counterpane; Mrs. Wm. BRYAN, table scarves; G.W. LANHAM, parlor lamp and water pitcher; Misses Etta and Ella MARSDEN, table linen; W.A. BROWN, linen napkins; Mrs. Thompson BROWN, glass goblets; Misses Ida and Birdie BROWN, cake stand; Mrs. C.E. HORINE, parlor lamp; Miss Mattie BROWN, creamer; Mr. T. BROWN, set of dishes; Mrs. P.C. EAVES, butter dish; Miss Ada ARMSTRONG, butter dish; Miss Dora SHELTON, water pitcher, Miss Anna CLEMENS, half dozen linen towels; Miss Mary HUSKEY, sugar bowl; Mrs. HEARST, fruit stand.  The wine for the table was furnished by Mr. William BRYAN.


Pevely Doings

Nothing extraordinary going on here of late.

Col. GRAVES still continues to talk politics.

Mr. RAYNER and family are stopping with Mrs. DONOVAN.

Charles ELLIS looks quite natural behind GREVE’s counters.

Miss Mollie DONOVAN is up in the Rocky Mountains, seeking a fortune.

Although Louis thinks the world of Nellie, she says ‘he’s too old for the likes o’ me.’   

Judge LYNCH, who has been visiting relatives in town, has returned to his post at HEINER’s.

Another cub has been added to the WOLF family, and this time it is of the female persuasion.

Mr. and Mrs. Edward STEPHENS, of Terrell, TX, are rejoicing in the birth of a fine son, so I am informed.

Dr. O’BRIEN, late of Laflin, has located here and is comfortably quartered with his family in the Mat JOHNSTON home.

Capt. BRYANT has tired of Suckerdom and is spending his time about equaling in this place and Festus.  He is always welcome.

Billy MATHEIS is kept busy in overseeing his dairy, attending the mails – not females, and running the store he recently bought of Mr. ELLIS.

Sophie JENDE says the strawberries on Crystal Heights are much sweeter and better picking than about Maxville and in future she will patronize the Heights.

Judge CHARLES has recently made extensive improvements about his place.  A substantial and commodious barn has been completed and an elegant wind mill has been put up.  It is rumored that the mill has capacity of wind sufficient to blow the court house off of its foundation.

The Arcadia train, Saturday evening, brought the fat man of the Democrat to our burgh, and to say that he was welcome is putting it mild.  The old Wolf tackled him first and invited him to supper; he then went to see his sisters, where Judge CHARLES and Louis GREVE spied him, and offered to take charge of him.  Louis carried off the prize, as we saw the two little men going toward GROSSMUTTER’s for breakfast the next morning.  If they eat according to their size, we pity Mrs. MATHEIS.


Resolutions of Respect.

DeSoto, MO, Feb. 28, 1891

Headquarters Perry V. FLETCHER Post, No. 46, Dept of MO, Grand Army of the Republic.

Whereas, in the unknown inscrutable dispensation of divine wisdom, the Almighty has seen fit to remove from our midst Mrs. Leona PERRY, beloved wife of our Post Commander, Edgar PERRY….By order of the Post, H.N. JENKINS, Senior Vice Commander, Attest: J.R. SERRIN.

 Post Adjutant.   


Headquarter Perry V. FLETCHER Post, No 46, Dept of MO, G. A. R.

Whereas, two of the most prominent actors in the late civil strife have succumbed to the inevitable, viz: Admiral David D. PORTER and General William T. SHERMAN, and are now within the past fortnight gone to the ‘sleep that knows no waking’, be it resolved that we bow with humility to the supreme orders of the Commander of the Universe…By order of the Post, Edgar PERRY, Commander; Attest: J.R.SERRIN, Adjutant. 




R.F. WILLIAMS has gone to Wolf Lake, IL for a rest.

Fred WISLIZENAS and family returned to Windsor, Monday, for the summer.

There will be a raffle and party at the Theatre Hall next Wednesday evening.

Our agents are receiving their --- machines and getting ready for spring trade.

Esquire L.K. WATERS has been confined to his room, the past week, with a severe cold.

There was a small wreck on the Mountain, last Saturday, the Windsor switch sustained a mis--- in switching.

The Christian Endeavor Society holds their meetings at the Windsor Church every Sunday evening, and are constantly increasing in members.

There has been plenty of floating ice in the river, but it is fast thinning out.

There is a good stage of water, boats taking hearty lots southward.

Miss Alvina MEYER has been appointed postmaster of Kimmswick, and will take charge of the office as soon as the commission is received and the necessary arrangements are made for removal.

The F. & L. Union held a meeting at the John WHITE school house on the evening of the 28th ult., with a large attendance.  Three candidates were initiated. President Frank MOOREHOUSE swings the gavel in a wicked way and everything appears to prosper under his administration.  He claims that he will have the banner union of the country in a short time.  He contemplates that the union will be able at one distant day to erect and maintain a Union Store and Grist Mill at or near where the Rock Creek Road crosses the State Road, which is a little more than a mile west of this town.  A general invitation is extended to all citizens living within five miles of the meeting place, to come and join the union.


In Memoriam

In memory of L. D. COLLINS, who died Nov. 23, 1890, by L.R.H. 



Seed Oats

300 bushels of seed oats, at 50 cents a bushel; good and pure seed.  Address J.H. WILSON, Vineland, MO


Notice – Hillsboro, March 11, 1891

To the People of Jefferson County,

This county is now organized to collect for the benefit of the ex-Confederate Home, and all wishing to contribute can leave same with:

Jos. J. HOEKEN, Hillsboro

Booker RICHARDSON, Kimmswick

Hon. M.F. BYRNE, Morse’s Mills

Geo. LaBEAUMME, DeSoto


Thomas J. LEE, Hematite

Dr. Cyrus BROOKS, Festus

James H. WAGGENER, Rush Tower

All contributions will be faithfully applied to the purpose for which they are given.

W.H.H. THOMAS. Chairman ex-Confederate Home Jefferson Co, MO


An exchange states that the male wasp does not sting. Before investigating the truth of this insertion, we would advise our readers to secure a bottle of Salvation Oil.


Mortgagee’s Sale

– Whereas John H. MORSE, by his chattel mortgage, dated June 18??, and recorded in Book ‘K’ at page 186 of Jefferson County, Missouri Chattel Mortgages, conveyed to the undersigned and Henry STELBRINK all the growing crops on the west half of the survey, in township 41, range 2 east, consisting of hay, etc. them against the payment of a school fund mortgage to Jefferson County, Missouri on which they had signed as securities, and the said James A. WILSON having been compelled to pay part of said mortgage, now in accordance with the previsions of said chattel mortgage, I will sell all the hay that was raised on said land that remains there, on the premises, on Saturday, the 14th day of March 1891, for cash to the highest bidder.  James A. WILSON, Mortgagee.


Administrator’s Notice – Notice is hereby given that letters of administration of the estate of George W. GAMBLE, deceased were granted to the undersigned on the 17th day of February, 1891, by the probate court of Jefferson County, Missouri.

All persons having claims against said estate are required to exhibit them for allowance to the undersigned within one year from the date of said letters, or they may be precluded from any benefit of said estate, and if such claims be not exhibited with two years from the date of this publication, they shall be forever barred.  Sullivan FRAZIER, Administrator.


Trustee’s Sale – Whereas, Lucy M. ARNOLD and John H. ARNOLD, her husband, by their deed of trust, dated January 3, 18?? And recorded in the Recorders office of Jefferson County, Missouri in Trust Record Book No? on page 170, conveyed to the undersigned situate in Jefferson County, State of Missouri to wit:

The northeast quarter of the southeast corner of Section number twenty and the northwest quarter of the southwest quarter of section number twenty-one, all in township forty, range five east, containing eighty acres, more or less; also the southeast of the northeast fractional quarter [except that part heretofore conveyed to W.H. WASHBURN] and the northwest fractional quarter of the northeast fractional quarter, and the north part of the east fractional half of the northwest fractional quarter, all in section number twenty, township number forty, range five east, containing one hundred and thirty eight and sixty five hundredths acres, more or less.

Which conveyance was in trust to secure the payment of a preliminary note therein mentioned and described, and whereas, said note has long since become due and payable and remains unpaid.  Now, therefore, at the request of the legal holder and owner of said note, and in pursuance of the authority to me given by said deed of trust, public notice is hereby given that I will on, Monday, the 13th of April, 1891, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the court house door in Hillsboro, Jefferson County, Missouri, sell at public auction, to the highest bidder, for cash the real estate above described, to satisfy said note and the expenses of executing this trust. 

C.F. LEE, Trustee.



Trustee’s Sale – Whereas, August NEIGLE and Cecilia NEIGLE, his wife by their deed of trust dated December 6, 18?? and recorded in the recorder’s office of Jefferson County, Missouri in trust recorder book No 15 (16?) at page ? conveyed to the undersigned trustee, the following in the County of Jefferson and State of Missouri, to wit:

All of block number nine in William J. ADAM’s subdivision of part of US Survey….

Which said conveyance to the undersigned was made in trust to secure the payment of a certain promissory note in said deed of trust described; and whereas said note has long since become due and payable and remains unpaid, and the said August NEIGLE has been dead more than nine months…. at the request of the legal holder of said note, and in pursuance of the conditions, of said deed of trust, the undersigned will, on, the ? of March, 1891, between the hours of 9 o’clock in the forenoon and 5 o’clock in the afternoon of said day, at the court house door, in the Town of Hillsboro, County of Jefferson, State of Missouri, proceed to sell the above described land for cash, for the purpose of satisfying the balance due on said note and the costs of executing this trust.  J.E. SWINK, Trustee


Trustee Sale

{name: Rene F. [this surname is about 11+ letters}

Trustee is Connie MAIRAH? (MAJRAH ?/ Matram?)

Sold at the courthouse on Sat. Mar 21, 1891.


Trustee’s Sale – Whereas, Homer P. WILLIAMS and Amelia C. WILLIAMS, his wife by a certain deed of trust, dated – day of eighteen hundred and eighty-eight acknowledged on the 20th day of July 1888, and recorded in the Recorder’s office in Jefferson County, State of Missouri, in Book 17, page 563, conveyed to the undersigned the following in the County of Jefferson and State of Missouri, to wit: Lots numbered twenty one, twenty two, twenty three, twenty four, twenty five, twenty six, and thirty-four of William H. BELL’s Sulphur Springs Tract, according to a plat of - subdivision by William C. JAMISON which said plat is recorded in the Recorder’s office of Jefferson County, State of Missouri, the said lots containing according to said plat in the aggregate the – of forty four --- acres; also block number twenty of Silvan Heights subdivision of U.S. Survey no’s 2005 and 2009, according to a plat of – subdivision, which is recorded in the Recorder’s office of Jefferson County, State of Missouri, said block containing the quantity of three acres more or less, it being the same block on which the ‘Montesano Hotel’ formerly stood.  Which said conveyance to the undersigned was made in trust to secure the payment of a certain promissory note in said deed of trust described; and whereas default has been made in the payment of a portion of the said described in and secured by said deed of trust; Now, therefore, at the request of the legal holder of said note, and in pursuance of the conditions, of said deed of trust, the undersigned will, on, Wednesday, the 13th of March, 1891, between the hours of 9 o’clock in the forenoon and 5 o’clock in the afternoon of said day, at the court house door, in the Town of Hillsboro, County of Jefferson, State of Missouri, proceed to sell the above described land for cash, for the purpose of satisfying the balance due on said note and the costs of executing this trust.  Michael KEBER, Trustee.    


Sheriff’s Sale as Trustee

Christoph HUBER and Christine HUBER, his wife, by their deed of trust, dated March 4, 18??, and recorded in the Recorder’s office of Jefferson County, Missouri, in Trust Record Book No 36, on page ???, conveyed is Christian KEARNER (KOERNER?) as trustee, the following described real estate, situate in Jefferson County, Missouri, to wit:

The southwest fractional quarter of section twenty one, township forty one, range five east, containing twenty nine and forty hundredths acres, acquired by deed recorded in the recorder’s office of Jefferson County Missouri, in book P, at page ???.

Which conveyance was in trust to secure the payment of promissory notes therein mentioned and described; and whereas, said notes have long since become due and payable, and remain unpaid, and where as it is – in said deed of trust that in ……of Jefferson County, Missouri, shall execute said trust, and the said Christian KOERNER having refused to act, now therefore at the request of the legal holder and owner of said notes, and in pursuance of the authority in me given by said deed of trust publication is hereby given that I, the undersigned Sheriff of Jefferson County, Missouri will on, Saturday, the 31st day of  March, 1891, between the hours of 9 o’clock in the forenoon and 5 o’clock in the afternoon of said day, at the court house door, in the Town of Hillsboro, County of Jefferson, State of Missouri, sell at public auction the real estate above described for cash, to satisfy said note and the expense of executing this trust. 

E.B. MAUPIN, Sheriff


Order of Publication

Emma H. McNUTT, plaintiff vs. Robert S. McNUTT, plaintiff – For Divorce.

.. on this day comes the plaintiff herein, by her attorney, Thomas HORINE …Grounds of abandonment…failure to support plaintiff and their child and provide a life for them, and plaintiff further asks for care and custody of their child.

And unless the said Robert McNUTT be and appear at this court at the next term….

C.R. HONEY, Circuit Clerk


Tinware – John GEATLEY, practical Tinner, Scheve, P.O., MO

The Jefferson House, by Fred WAPPLER, Main Street. DeSoto, Liquors, Beer and Wine

New Brick Livery, Feed & Sale Stable, Main & Boyd Streets, DeSoto, MO - A.L. FRECH

J.W. SMITH, Senate Saloon, S. Main, DeSoto, MO

DORRANCE Portrait Studio, South Main Street, DeSoto, MO

MOCKBEE HOUSE (Clark’s Hotel) Hillsboro, MO

Elmer KEMPE, Dry Goods, Notions, Boots and Shoes

E.B. MAUPIN, Auctioneer, Hillsboro, MO

New Country Store, Glade Chapel, All Country Produce, Mrs. Anna FRAZIER

For the ladies – Butterick’s patterns, The Prim Millenary Store, Mrs. GEATLEY and Mrs. WARNER, Prop.;  -Main Street, DeSoto, MO

Wine, Beer and Liquors, 14 mile House, Lemay Road – Aug. KASSEBAUM

E. VOLLMAR, Dry Goods, Groceries, Clothing


Items of News


-Another girl was added to J. MAUPIN’s family last week.

-John W. McCREARY has sold his farm on Sandy, to a man fresh from the ‘Fatherland’.

-For plain and fancy stationary go to the Hillsboro post office.

-Licensed to Marry – Thomas LANHAM and Dora WILLIAMS; Elasco GREEN and Lucy WILSON.

-For a full line of first class ladies’ and gents’ and children’s shoes, sold at bottom prices – go to E. KEMPE, DeSoto.

-Mrs. VEAZEY returned last Sunday, from visiting her children and sister at Kansas City.

-Good Seed Oats for sale by F.C. VOLLMAR, Antonia, Mo.

- M.T. CHESTNUT, a prominent mine? speculator of St. Louis was in our town on business yesterday.

-500 bushels of seed oats for sale by W.S. JEWETT, Crystal City.

-We understand that Charles T. JARVIS has purchased Mr. LEE’s interest in the Hematite flour mill.

-Mr. BAKEWELL has about closed a deal with a customer, to whom he is selling the FETTE place at Victoria.

-D.M. FERRY’s fresh garden seeds for sale at the Hillsboro post office.

-Mrs. Margaret RUPPEL of Manchester, MO was visiting her son, C. RUPPEL, of Victoria last week.  She is an old lady of 72 years, but still quite active.

-Fred WAPPLER, our friend of the Jefferson House in DeSoto, has been confined to his bed for more than a month with rheumatism, but we learn that he is improving.

-Frank KENNER has opened a new saloon in Festus, near the railroad depot, where he can give the weary traveler the first or last glass.  See his advertisement in another column.

-Mrs. John BREWSTER of St. Louis is visiting her father (Mr. Anderson SCHNEIDER) on Belew’s Creek.  She has her children with her, two boys, who are making things lively for grandpa.

-The fine stallion, known as the LaFoo horse, is for sale or trade. Elbert OGLE, Hematite, MO.

-Herman, Joseph and Gust RICHTER were in town, last Tuesday.  They are all Jefferson County boys, but Herman is now a resident of Polk County, MO, and Joseph of Barber Co., KS and Gust still holds the fort on Dutch creek.

-Dr. E. T. MILLER of Cross Plains, WI, has expressed the opinion that, for obstinate cases of syphilis and scrofula, Ayer’s Sarsaparilla is unquestionably the most effective remedy known to pharmacy. Wonderful cures have resulted from its use. 

-Jos. J. HOEKEN is not much scared over the county-seat removal question.  He is now preparing to build another dwelling house, which when completed, will be occupied by County Clerk TOWNSEND.  It will be on the lot in front of Mr. DONNELL’s residence.

-Wanted – Black Walnut, Cherry and Cedar Logs, at HAMEL’s lumberyard, in DeSoto.

-Miss Bessie H. BEDLOE, of Barlington, VT, had a disease of the scaly, which caused her hair to become very harsh and dry, and to fall so freely she scarcely dared comb it.  AYER’s hair vigor gave her a healthy scalp, and made the hair beautifully thick and glossy.

-The opera house at Festus is a daisy and no mistake.  We examined it last Saturday, and fine the stage larger and prettied than that of the DeSoto Opera House.  The lower story is occupied by William GORMAN as a saloon and restaurant, and B. SCHWEIZER as a clothing store, both of who are hustlers.   

-For sale cheap, a fine-bred jack, three years old last September.  Apply to R.P. STEWART, DeSoto.

-O.C. BAKER, of near Vineland, was burned out, one night last week, losing nearly all his household goods, including his wife’s and children’s clothing.  The house belonged to George R. RATHBUN, and we have not heard whether there was any insurance or not.  How the fire originated we did not learn.

-We have a serious complaint to make against Judge ELKINS.  We understand that at the LANHAM-WILLIAMS wedding, he, in order to secure popularity with the ladies, was passing himself off as Mr. SHEIBLE, and we don’t think that is altogether fair, especially since he failed to bring any of the wedding cake to Mr. S.

-Groceries of every description, at the lowest prices, at the cash store of Jos. J. HOEKEN, Hillsboro, MO.


Rev. T. MAXWELL, Missionary of the Jefferson County Baptist Association, recently closed a series of meeting at Vineland, where there were twenty-five professions, most of which have been baptized.  He has had a number of good meetings during the Winter.  Mr. MAXWELL is a prominent young minister and a successful missionary.  We trust that all the churches will pray for him, that God will bless his labors.  Secretary.


Judge J.F. GREEN was 35 years old last Monday, and he and his family came out to Hillsboro and took dinner with his mother.  It was a regular family dinner, at which all the GREENs were present, except Walter.  The other boys to make the occasion still more pleasant and memorable for the Judge, presented him with a new silk hat.


Miss Lucy, daughter of Thos. J. JONES, formerly Sheriff of this county, is in trouble.  She was married, or thought she was, to a fellow sailing under the name of Fletcher St. CLAIR, but after living with her a couple of months, he absconded without saying good-bye and it now looks like the supposed marriage was a sham.  This all occurred in St. Louis where the JONES family is now living.


We called at Mr. REPPY’s office, last Saturday, in DeSoto, and found the door locked and the following notice on the window: “Remember I am away on your business as well as my own.  I shall do my best to accomplish the Mission which thou hast sent me to do.  Byde your time in patience and in due time success will be attained.  March 4, 1891, Samuel A. REPPY”


W.E. BUREN, of Jarvis, met with an accident on Sunday, March 1st.  He was riding one of Charles T. JARVIS young horses and stopped at a place where he is a frequent visitor.  He tied his horse to a wagon and went into the house, when the animal became frightened and turned the wagon over, which gave Mr. BUREN quite a chase.  He should hitch to something more substantial the next time.


Buggies, phantoms, surreys and every style of carriage, made to order on short notice, if not on hand, by F. HACKE, DeSoto.  Patent wheels and steel axels always kept on hand so that repairs can be promptly made.


St. Louis County, MO – the latest news of Maxville – My friends. All give this your attention and take good care of your sheep – keep them as close to the house as possible.  Mrs. E. FREDERITZIE’s lambs ran away from the flock with the old one, and out of pasture, too, surrounded by a good fence; but they ran off on two legs, in spite their having four.  Once more, take good care and don’t give others the start with stolen sheep to raise a flock.      


Flucom, March 4 – Editor Democrat,

In justice to Flucom, allow me to correct an article in your paper of 25th ult., which should have read: Flucom is on the Mississippi River and Bonne Terre Railroad, where the Rush Tower and DeSoto road crosses it and near J.J. and C.H. SMITH’s – instead ‘Upper Plattin and DeSoto road crossing and near C. FINK’s.”  The grain and flour house was erected by W.E. FITE, of Bonne Terre, and was built by Mr. FINK for Mr. FITE’s exchange.


A suit was filed in the Circuit court last Friday, by the People’s Bank against Lucy M. and John H. ARNOLD.  It is an action in equity, to recover the sum of $250, on a judgment against John M. rendered by Squire BOOTH in July 1890, and to make said judgment a lien on the northwest quarter of the southeast, of section 20, and northwest quarter of the southwest quarter, section 21, all in township 40, range 5.


Public sale – Mrs. Elizabeth HARNESS will dispose at public auction, on her farm three miles south of Frumet, March 14, 1891, thirty head of cattle and thirty-five hogs.  Terms: $5 and under, cash; nine months credit on sums over that amount, on notes bearing six percent interest from maturity.


Early in December last a man named O’LEARY, fell from a bridge near Silica and was so badly hurt that he lay in the water nearly all night.  He was found next morning by a colored man and taken to his boarding house, his feet and hands being badly frozen.  After some days he was brought to the county farm, where he has been under the care of the county physician.  It became necessary to amputate some of his toes and fingers and last Monday, Doctors BREWSTER, MILLER, JONES and KEANEY, Jr., met to perform the operation.  The patient insisted on taking chloroform and they proceeded to administer it, but before the usual quantity had been given they noticed that the patient was sinking, and they then used every effort to resuscitate him, but all to no effect.  He died in a few moments.      


Strayed – Four sows and four harrows, black with white spots, weighing about 125 pounds each, and only one marked with under crop and split in right ear; also six weighing about 75 pounds and two sows.  Information paid by William DOERR, Hillsboro, MO.


“Give Justice” has always been our motto, in consequence of which we consider it our duty to say a few words regarding one of Jefferson County’s most prominent business men.  We selected this time, it being on the eve prior to his moving into new quarters.  Mr. B. SCHWEIZER is the gentleman to who we allude.  The following is a short sketch of his business career; About seven years ago, Mr. SCHWEIZER came to Festus and opened a clothing and gents’ furnishing goods store.  Through his fair and honest dealings he made many friends, and it took him only a short time to extend his business sphere over the greater part of this county.  Now he is about to add a line of dry goods as will be seen by his announcement elsewhere in this paper, and we not only wish him, but feel sure of, the great success with which he will meet.



– More cold weather than wanted and more predicted.

-Mr. and Mrs. WEISHOLD are out here visiting Charles ROLF and family.

-John P. KOLEN is somewhat lucky of late; he is getting watches sent to him by mail.

We says if New York firms want to send more to him they are welcome.

-Charlie ROLF is in the notion of buying a farm.  He does not believe in paying rent all of his life time.

-Miss Katie STECKEL is laid up with a feion on one of her fingers.  I hope she will soon be able to be about her work.

-Call at Squire BERRESHEIM’s for choice garden seeds, direct from Detroit, MI – the best I ever seen.

-I understand that Maxville Brass and String Band is progressing.  Look for music next summer at half rates.

-How is it that we do not see any of the candidates for School Commissioner around; most people do not know who to vote for.


Farm wagons, buggies, carts, reapers, mowers, drills, cultivators, one and two horse plows, riding plows and other farming implements also machine repairs, as cheap as can be purchased elsewhere in the State or out of it…

Henry HURTGEN, Hillsboro, MO.


Last Friday’s St. Louis Republic contained a lengthy account of the disappearance from the city of a girl named Kate NEVIN, and a saloonkeeper names Patrick BRESHAHAN[?].  The man was charged with an outrageous crime, and the girl was the principal witness against him.  On Saturday, a little after noon, two men and a young woman stepped into the Recorder’s office, in Hillsboro, and asked for a marriage license.  The Recorder asked for their names and they replied: “Patrick BRESMAHAN[?]  and Katie NEVIN.”  Mr. McNEARNEY remarked that they were the parties wanted in St. Louis, but they denied it.  He stepped out to see some one else about it, when the parties hurried out, got into their wagon, and started for DeSoto as fast as their horses could travel, refusing to stop when ordered.  After telegraphing to have them intercepted at Victoria, Sheriff MAUPIN, Constable FORREST and Jos. J. HOEKEN procured horses and started in pursuit.  The pursued party had a two horse rig, hired from Andy FRECH at DeSoto, and were putting the horses through at their best ?, one of the party taking the lines from the boy, who had been sent along to drive.  When the boy would attempt to take the lines they would threaten to shoot him.  They passed through Victoria before the partners got in sight.  One was whipping up the horses, while the other flourished a revolver, threatening to shoot.  Several men tried to stop them, but after striking Willard STROUP with the whip and shooting at Jim BOYD with a pistol, they got through.  Jos. HOEKEN overtook them near Frank VAUGHN’s and held them at bay till other came up, but they continued to act surly and ugly, and it was with difficulty they were managed at all.  They were escorted back to Hillsboro, and then commenced one of the most unreasonable and unaccountable quarrels.  There was quite a crowd in town and Attorney THOMAS espoused the cause of the runaways, and offered to fix up a marriage contract by which they could marry without a license.  Recorder McNEARNEY and others objected to such a proceeding, and for hours the spectacle could be seen of friends and neighbors wrangling over people in whom they had no interest and who, from the best reports in regard to them, were low-down violators of the law and estrangers of decency and morality.  The Sheriff had telegraphed the arrest to St. Louis, and in the evening two officers came down.  They recognized the men as BRESHAHAN[?] and CASSIDY, two hard characters which were wanted in the criminal court, and on Sunday they put the bracelets on them and took them and the girl to the city.  It has been a good many years since there was such an excitement in our usually quiet town, and when the next occurs we hope it will be over a better cause.  The crime with which BRESHAHAN is charged is the assisting in kidnapping girls and using them for base purposes, and the NEVIN girl is one of his victims.  It is presumed that he was willing to marry her in order to destroy her evidence against him, but did not have her parent’s consent.   


By Car Loads

Steel and wood beams, plows, rolling coulters, cultivators and corn planters are sold by the undersigned at retail at wholesale prices.  Give me a call before purchasing elsewhere.  New ground plows, with coulter, from six to eight dollars.  Remember that I receive carloads of plows direct from the factory, which are retailed at wholesale prices.  F. H HACKE, Desoto, MO   


Antonia Chips

-John PLACMANER (Plucmener?) received $437 pension last week and will draw $12 per month in future.

-Chris MEYER’s little boy, who recently broke a leg while playing is able to go to school.

-The valentine days are past and the boys are glad of it; for they all must have a lot of them on hand.

-If rumor is true a great many of our young men will invest a dollar with Recorder McNEARNEY after Lent.

-Adolph KLAEBLE is building a new house, which will add very much to the looks of his farm when completed.

-Henry BRAUTIGAM (Bruedigam?) intends to supply the St. Louis market with Spring chickens this year.  He lately purchased an incubator, and put into it a lot of eggs; but lo!, he put on too much heat and fried the eggs.

-The Rock Township Mutual Protective Society has their meeting last Saturday and elected the following officers: George MARTIN, Sr., President, Martin ZIMPFER, treasurer, and Barny FRIEDMAN, Secretary.  The society is getting some new members at every meeting which is right.


The Jefferson Nursery located near Kimmswick, Jefferson Co., MO

A fine and good assortment of fruit trees – apple, peach, pear, cherry, plums 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. JOBGEN, Prop.


Valle Minings

-Miss Jane KOBEL paid Festus a visit last Wednesday.

-The ROGER sale took place yesterday things going pretty high.

-Doc LARKINS, from glorious West, was seen upon our streets this week.

-K.H. SMITH (colored) is ticket and freight agent at Valle Mines now, and merchants may have freight billed to this station now.

-William REYNOLDS is very sick at this writing.  Mrs. Margaret REYNOLDS of whose illness I spoke last week is no better and not expected to live.

-Engine No. 165 started on a through trip, Thursday, but did not get half way, because the piston rod broke square in two, and No. 4 took her place.  The fare is the same as heretofore until the company issues round-trip tickets, which will be shortly.  I hope it will not be long until we get a freight depot built, because those shipping goods in this place have no room for them in the station house.



For the Teacher’s Institute to be held in Festus, March 28th:

Music in public schools – Miss KECK;

Discussion – Miss CABLE

What Means Have We in Missouri for Training Teachers? -D.B. VEAZEY;

Discussion – E.M. DEARING

Qualifications of Principals of Public Schools – Prof. SCOTT;

Discussion – Profs. GREENWOOD and WILKINSON

Exercise for Friday Afternoon – J.G. HEINBERG;

Discussion – J.S. HERRINGTON

Frank KELLEY, W. L. HOLLOWAY, Committee 


Death and Births

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

Jan 14, Isabella SMITH, 61 years

Feb. 27, Leona PERRY, 42 years. 



Jan 24, Mrs. Con KUECHENMEISTER, boy

Feb 4, Mrs. James HOPSON, girl

Feb 6, Mrs. James CARY, girl

Feb 8, Mrs. Charles ROWDEN, boy

Feb 11, Mrs. George REED, girl

Feb 13, Mrs. George BAKER, girl

Feb 15, Mrs. William DONNELLY, girl

Feb 16, Mrs. H.B. TOLER, girl

Feb 18, Mrs. John BAUER, girl

Feb 20, Mrs. John SCHNEIDER, boy

Feb. 20, Mrs. Charles TYLER, boy

Feb. 24 Mrs. William PAUL, boy

Feb 26 Mrs. Hubert BECKER, boy

Feb 27, Mrs. Ed PERRY, dead girl.



Chas BAUSS, Blacksmith, Horseshoer and Wagonmaker, DeSoto, MO

Frank J. HAMPEL, Maxville, MO – Hartford Fire Insurance Co.; Bloomington Nurseries!

First and Last Chance! F.P. KENNER’s New Saloon, Festus, MO, near the depot

GOFF and  FLORENTZ, General Store, Flucom, MO

J. HOEKEN’s Cash Store, Hillsboro, MO

Crystal City Plate Glass Store, Crystal City, MO

J.W. MATHEIS, General Merchandise, Pevely, MO

Louis GREVE’s General Store, Pevely, MO

DeSoto Marble, Eugene HIRSCH, Prop.