Jefferson Democrat
March 19, 1891

D.F. McKEE, postmaster at
Victoria, was granted pension, last week.

Good Seed Oats for
Sale by F.C. VOLLMAR, Antonia, MO.

Sheriff MAUPIN started last Mon. to convey Mrs. FONTAN to the lunatic asylum at
Nevada, MO.

Wm. DOERR's large pigs heard they were being advertised for and straight-away came home.

D.M. PERRY's fresh garden seeds for sale at the Hillsboro Post Office.

E.F. HONEY, C.T. HORINE & Judge ELKINS, took in a St. Patrick's Day parade in
St. Louis, Tues.

For all kinds of building material, call at the cash store of Jos. J. HOEKEN.

We have seen a great many styles of carts recently, but in our opinion, the kind Henry HURTGEN has for sale, are the best out.

60 bushel's of White Bonanza oats for sale by J.BLEIKER,
Hillsboro, MO.

Jessie YOUNG, a colored man from DeSoto, was taken to the
County Farm last week. He seemed in a bad physical condition

Groceries of every description at the lowest prices, at the Cash Store of Jos. J. HOEKEN

Mr. Ed EVERSOLE & Bruce BYRD of Washington Co., passed through our town last Sat., taking some fine brood mares to
St. Louis.

Wm. PLASS is getting enthusiastic over his success at sheep-raising & is confident of it proving a paying industry. He has thoroughbred Southdowns.

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

Licensed to marry:
Peter K. SMITH & Martha HANDCOCK

The youngest three of Wm. H. PLASS children have had a three week tussle with LaGrippe. Although they had very severe attacks, we are glad to say that they are convalescing.

John BURKE & Simon McNEARNEY attended the grand ball Tues. night at DeSoto of Iron Mountain Lodge, National Association of MachinistS. The ball was a brilliant affair.

Wanted: Black Walnut, Cherry & cedar logs at HAMEL's Lumberyard in DeSoto.

The horse-and-jack BILL season has arrived & our special artist began by taking the picture of the celebrated Percheron horse, "Justus", owned by W.P. WILLIAMS of Morse Mill. He is a fine horse.

Mr. JEWETT has disposed of the seed oats he advertised, so please don't bother him any more about it; but if you want strawberry, blackberry or raspberry plants, free of charge, he will accommodate you.

Isaac F. WILSON returned last Mon. from a two week visit to
Hot Springs, Ark., where he has been getting some rheumatism boiled out. His wife, who accompanied him to the Springs, will remain there a few weeks longer.

For Sale Cheap-- A fine-bred jack, 3 yrs. old last Sept. Apply to R.P. STEWART,
DeSoto, MO.

Mr. STEELE has withdrawn from the race for School Commissioner. It seems that all candidates are expected to make something of a canvas & this he can not do, so he retired & leaves the race between Messrs D.B. VEAZEY & G.F. BOOTHE

John KEISKER's 4 yr. old daughter was buried on Weds. of last week. His wife, who was also very low, is on the mend. Mrs. Herman SCHUERMANN, besides nursing the wrist she recently fractured, has been taking a mothers care of Mrs. KEISKER's baby during her illness.

We learn from the Facts that Thomp. MANION & F. DRENNON, both of
Big River Township, lately suffered the loss of their residences by fire. Also that Samuel McGEE who had just been granted a pension as a dependent father, died on the 8th inst. at an advanced age.

Married at the Mockbee House in
Hillsboro March 12th, Samauel BOYD & Ida Williams, Judge ELKINS tying the knot. The bride is the daug. of Peter WIlliams of Little Creek and is said to be one of the handsomest young ladies in the county. Friend Sam has secured a prize & we heartily congratulate him

Mr. M.T. CHESTNUT & a Mr. DAVIS purchased the Montesano property last Sat. at a trustee's sale. We understand that it's the intention of Mr. C. to build a fine residence on the property and make it his home. He is also interested in the Mammoth Mines and twelve hundred acres adjoining it. We welcome such men to our county.

Messrs. Ferdinand BURKHARDT & Robert BACKER came over from Festus last Monday morning to bid on a piece of property sold at trustees sale, but like a cow's tail, they were a little behind, the sale having been perfected & Gen. POSCH and his crowd, had left for home. The weather was pretty warm, and our two friends from Festus were warm, nay, hot.

There was a well attended meeting of Perry V. FLETCHER Post, G.A.R. at DeSoto last Sat. night. The principal business was to make arrangements for organizing a Women's Relief Corps. at that place & appointment of a committee to solicit subscriptions & make arrangements for a three day reunion of Grand Army men at DeSoto, early next fall.

Brother KLEIN of the Festus Times, one of those who fought, bled & did not die for his country in the '60's has been granted a pension of $12 a month by Uncle Sam.  Frank needs the lucre and no doubt is deserving of it and if he will send over an 8th of Billie GORMAN's XXXX Elixir, we'll drink to his health & pray the Government for an increase, even though it should take the last peg out of our No. 6  ??s

For Exchange - Farm of 80 acres in Cedar Co., MO. 50 acres in cultivation. Will exchange for Jefferson Co. property. Price: $1200. Address: W.R. CALVERT,
Milford, MO.

Mrs. Conrad SCHORR, residing about 4 miles N. of Hillsboro, died on the 11th & was buried on the 13th at the
Lutheran Cemetery on Sunday. She leaves four children, the youngest but 5 weeks old, which is being taken care of by its aunt, Mrs. John SCHORR, another is with its  grand parents, the LITGEMEYER's, while friend Conrad has the other two. We extend our sympathies to the stricken father & motherless children.

When we got back from the bonfire, on the night of the 11th, inst, we found the house in possession of a large crowd of young people, who were making themselves at home & having a grand good time generally. On inquiry, we learned that the assembly was in honor of the birthday of our daughter, Birdie.

Constable BUREN of
Joachim Township, brought Sheriff MAUPIN a couple of boarders from Festus, on the eve of the 11th, who had been furnished with passports by Esq. JENNINGS. One was a colored man named William JOHNSON, convicted of crap-shooting and fined two dollars and costs. Like many others who prefer that kind of business rather than honest work, he was unable to pay fine and costs, but will "lay it out in jail." The other was a white man named Munroe RODGERS, charged with forging L.D. THURMAN's name to an order on Mr. HAEFNER for three dollars and collecting the money on the forged order. He was committed upon failure to furnish bail in the sum of $300.

Maxville, March 17th - There seems to be a set of sneak thieves around here. Some 4 weeks ago, Mr. Franz MICHEL was robbed of some $25, and last week Mr. Willow BECKER was robbed of $300, so rumor has it. On Sunday, the 13th, Mr. Lucas RASCH, while at church, had his house entered by burglars. He found the lock of the door broken, the clothing scattered about the floor, the bed topsy turvy and the door of the closet, where he kept his money, open, but the fellows failed to find it and only got $1.55, belonging to Mrs. RASCH. It's about time to organize a vigilance committee.

Susan, beloved wife of John ULRICH, Sr., aged 83 yrs, 3 mos & 16 days died of lagrippa and old age on the 13th. She was confined to her bed the last few years & her suffering has been great, but we hope she is now in a haven of rest & glory. Having been a resident here about 40 yrs., her funeral was a large one, and the whole neighborhood turned out en masse.

Union was organized yesterday eve at GLATT's, by V.P. CARNEY with 15 members. John ULRICH is President & B. B. MEESE, (Morse?) Secretary. If rightly managed, this will be the banner union in the county, as material is plentiful.

On March 11th, a number of guests were called to witness the marriage of Mr. Elasco GREEN & Miss Lucy WILSON, which took place at the residence of the bride. T.A. MAXWELL officiating. Elasco is the youngest child of G.B. GREEN & Lucy is the youngest child of Robert WILSON. The newlyweds will go at once to their new home - the old homestead of G.B. GREEN.  Among the guests were Edward GREEN & lady, C.E. RAMEY & lady, & Mrs. F. WILLIAMS, The misses Mary McKAY, Jennie & Anna FROST, Hannah & John WHITSETT & Mary WILLIAMS & Mssrs. Ed & Will JOHNS, Mr. Robert WEBER was groomsman & Miss Hettie JOHNS acted as bridesmaid.

August BRAUER is a poor man with a wife & four small children to support. We will not claim for him that he can be classed as one of our best citizens, but he has rights, which should be protected by law and from what we can learn, he has been badly treated. He had rented a farm near Cedar Hill from an old man, named DUEREUX, he & his family living in the same house with Mr. D. & his wife. DUEREUX fell out with BRAUER and sued him for rent, attaching his property. The trial was had before Squire GEATLEY and the jury returned the following verdict; "we, the jury, find for the defendant; Edmond SALE, Forman. We further agree that the attachment stand until the rails are hauled & put into the fence, Edmond Sale, foreman" This verdict is a peculiar one, but from what we have heard of the evidence, was exact justice to all concerned. Sometime afterward, BRAUER appeared with Alex COOPER, before the Squire and made affidavit that the rails had been hauled, as required by the jury and had the attachment dismissed. Thereupon, DOEREUX filed an information before Squire SCHULZE, charging BRAUER and COOPER with having made false affidavit. The venue was changed to Esq. Geo. BRACKMANN of Cedar Hill and the trial was had on Wednesday of last week. Prosecuting Attorney DEARING, having an engagement elsewhere, had Squire R.A. FRAZIER to represent him before BRACKMANN's court. The weight of the evidence was that BRAUER had not hauled all the rails, but it was also proven that DUEREUX had stopped and forbidden him to haul anymore. An Ex-Justice, who was present, wrote out an instruction, Circuit Court fashion, which the Squire signed and delivered to the jury, which reads as follows: "State of
Missouri vs. August BRAUER. If the jury find from the evidence that the rails were not hauled when the affidavit, stating that they were, was made, the jury will find for the complainant. The court instructs the jury that the objection of DUEREUX to the hauling of the rails, does not clear the defendant of his responsibility If the jury believes from the evidence that the rails were hauled and everything done as the verdict in evidence calls for, then you will acquit; Geo. BRACKMANN, J.P.” On the margin of this instruction, the jury wrote its verdict as follows; "We find the defendant six months in jail" and on this finding, BRAUER was sent to jail. He gave notice of appeal, but was informed that a bond of $1000 would be required & this he could not give. Mr. COOPER was acquitted. BRAUER's offense was only technical at most. Nobody was injured or damaged. He had gone as far as he was permitted to go in fulfilling the duty required of him by the jury before Squire GEATLEY and needing his property, had to do something to get it released from attachment. We would consider his confinement of six months in the County jail the greatest outrage ever perpetrated on a man by the courts in this county. We make no attack on the young Justice or the jury, we don't know or care who the latter were & we believe the Justice is an honorable young man, who aims to do what is right, but the outrage exists all the same, and there certainly is some remedy, which should be applied. It will never do in this county to keep a man six months in jail for such a technical offense, especially when he has a wife & children dependent on his daily labor for their support.

Yesterday morning, after the above was in type, BRAUER was taken out of jail on a writ of habeas corpus, issued by Judge ELKINS, and after the irregularity of his confinement was shown, he was released on payment of costs.

Belew's Creek

Reinhard  ROCHER has bought the old WEBER place.

Frank MAURER  is very sick and not expected to live.

W.A. VOTAU had the misfortune of losing a valuable horse.

Frank & Rosa ?OBECK of Rock Creek attended the ball given by Tom BECKLEG.

The pupils of Hillcrest school are afraid their last teacher will die of an enlargement of the heart, because he was so liberal on the last day of this term.

Sulpher Springs

Wm. CLARK has gone to Poplar Bluff where he is the painting business

Louis MILLER has moved from the Landing to the brick home on Burgess Ave

Prof. HARRIMAN, the principal of our schools, has been living here all winter with his family.

Newton BRADSHAW has moved his family from GREENE's brick house to the old AXLEY building on
Main St.

Express Agent, GLENDENNING wants to sell his farm if he can, and locate in a town on the Iron Mountain Railroad

Steve BRADSHAW is out in Rock Twsp., taking orders for fruit trees, etc. for the Missouri Nursery of Louisiana, MO.

Wm. RICHARDS has moved upon the WIDER place & Mrs. W. GOVEREAU (?) will occupy part of Mr. GREENE's yellow house with Mrs. R. JONES
In Memorandum

Died at her home on Sandy, March 10, 1891 Tillie, beloved daughter of John & Magdalene
KEISKER, aged 8 yrs. 11 mos. The matured fruit must fall and sometimes the blossoms. This dear little bud was early severed from the parent stem, God has transplanted to the Eternal Garden, there to unfold its perfect beauty in the radiance & glory of Heaven, ere a blight or stain of sin had sullied its sweetness & purity. Tillie was a child of unusual good sense. Her kind father & loving mother already had instilled in her young mind love for the Savior, who loves little children. All that love and the skill of physicians could do availed not; the little one laid down the burden of life. Let the thought console the bereaved parents that she is spared the woes, the heartaches and sorrows that beset us here and she is at rest.



Lagrippe has made a round trip thro’ this vicinity. We have had real winter weather the last ten days.


James LUTHER is the happy father of twin daughters.


Harry FETZER’s wife presented him with a new daughter.


James VAUGHN’s daughter, Belle, died on the 13th inst. of pneumonia.


Mrs. Rudy PERKINS baby has been ill, but was improving at last accounts.


Will HOLT Jr. died on the 11th, supposed cause of death, heart disease, as it was very sudden.


Our neighbor, Joseph DAVIS has resumed his duties as cook for the St. Louis, Naples, and Peoria Packet Co.


Mr. FORCHIA has moved his family to Plattin Station, where they occupy the house Noble SHAFFER formerly lived in.


Joseph BROWN, one of the oldest men in this neighborhood, died last week and was interred at what is known as the J.T. McMULLIN graveyard.


Mrs. W.A. SMITH with her two youngest children, went down to Bonne Terre on the railroad today to spend a few days in visiting relatives.


Miss Mary MCCARTY is keeping house for her brothers, near Hazel Run, on the farm bought recently by B. MCCARTY. It is called the Josiah SEARGENT place.


Mrs. W.S. MCCORMACK returned on the 11th from Clinton, Mo., where she paid a month’s visit to her brother, F.M. SKAGGS. She reports having had a fine time. Since the 4th inst., Prof. SKAGGS is the happy father of a little daughter.


Calvin PINSON and his daughter, Laura, of Texas, came here last Fall to see relatives. They expected to return to the Lone Star after a few months visit, but I understand they have concluded to remain here a while longer. They are keeping house for Emmett MCCLAIN.


Jan.    7    Mrs. Henry BLAKE (?)         girl
Jan.         Frank SCHEMAN?               girl         
Feb.   1    N.F. POUNDS                     boy
Feb. 24    C.C. McCULLOCH              girl
Feb. 19    John PERKINS                    boy
Feb. 11?  James S WILSON                girl
Feb. 27    Thomas BECKLEG              girl
Feb. 11    Martin ZIMPFER                  girl
Feb. 12    Filmore HUDSON                girl
Feb. 21    L.E. RESINGER                  boy
Feb. 23    Joel BUTLER                       girl
Feb. 24    James MURRY                   girl
Feb. 25    Frank SEALE                       girl
March 1   Oscar McFARLAND             girl
March      Sterling MOTHERSHEAD    boy

Mr. J. OERMANN sent best regards to his sweetheart in St. Louis.

Fritz KRAMME of
St. Louis spent a few days here with his parents and relatives.


Miss Bertha KRAMME gave the young folks a surprise party recently which all enjoyed.

The OERMANN Cooperative Store is doing a good business, the hauler, Chas. OERMANN, goes to
St. Louis every week and has large loads both ways.

Wm. OERMANN is visiting friends and relatives in
Jefferson County. He became tired of waiting for a certain friend to come see him at Lone Dell.

Sandy, Mo

The question is asked in this vicinity, as well as in all parts of the county, is D.B. VEAZEY a candidate for School Commissioner? In answer I will say that Mr. Veazey was presented with a call, signed by a number of friends from different parts of the county, which he accepted and so announced through the papers, stated that if the people of the county saw fit to elect him he would accept and fill the office to the best of his ability. Mr. VEAZEY is a man who is eminently well qualified in every respect an ardent worker in institute work, and if elected would infuse new life and vigor into the schools of this county, and the fact of his being located in the center of the county is a good reason for securing his election. So, in conclusion, allow me to say to the friends of Mr. VEAZEY from all parts of the county, go to the polls on the first Tuesday in April, and there work and vote to secure his election to the office of School Commissioner, and by so doing you will place a man at the head of the public school system of Jefferson county, who will ever be found at his post working for the advancement of the cause of education.


Valle Minings

William REYNOLDS is improving somewhat. Mrs. REYNOLDS, I am happy to state, is some better.


Women are joining the Farmers’ and Laborers Union at Saltpeter.


William STEWART and family are down with the grip, and in bad shape.


John CAPE, of Crystal City, was seen upon our streets this week looking healthy.


Mrs. WALKER and her son, of these diggings were in St. Louis last week, visiting relatives.


Services were held at this place last Sunday, Rev. RUSSELL officiating. There is preaching here the first and second Sundays in each month.


Thomas LAPLANT went to DeSoto one day last week on horse back, when the animal took fright and throwed him, breaking his arm and dislocation an elbow. He was brought home in a bad fix in a buggy.


Mr. and Mrs. Tom TERRY are both down with supposed lagrippa. It looks like that disease is contagious and everlasting. The person who takes it never gets rid of it. Nearly everybody here has it, though they didn’t cry for it.


Rush Tower

We learn that James STARK and family will move to St. Louis in a week or two.


Will FIELDS has a fine son at his house since March 11th. Another Democrat on the list.


The F. & L. Union of Rush Tower gave an oyster supper on the 7th inst., which is spoken of as a grand success.


Frank SHANNON has left the store at Rush Tower in the hands of his brother Ross, and is now in business with James IRWIN at Festus.


William HOLT Jr. died this morning, leaving a wife and two small children. The bereaved family have our sympathy in their affliction. May the Lord comfort them.


The water in the river is at a very good stage; boats now land at Danby Landing, and some of our farmers are hauling their shelled corn to the river to be shipped South.


We learn that Oakland can once more boast of a general store, Mr. SCHNEFFER having put in his stock of merchandise, which he is selling very reasonable and we wish him success.


We think if a good physician would locate at Oakland, he would do well, as our doctor is unable to do the riding over such a large territory, he being quite advanced in years.


C. FUNK one of our most prosperous farmers is improving his stock, having lately purchased a fine blended male to add to his drove of cattle. We need more farmers like him in this county.


The Oakland school has closed. The teacher, Prof. HAYS gave general satisfaction. Muddy school will not be out for some time, as it was closed owing to scarlet fever. Prof. HEINBERG is giving satisfaction and is liked by all.


We learn that many sheep and hogs are being killed by dogs in this vicinity. The owners of such dogs must know what the law in regard to keeping such dogs is, as the same was recently published in one of our county papers.


Hugh KENDRICK and a Mr. ROBINSON having (been) doing good business in trapping this season, according to reports; having caught forty-odd ‘coons, also some skunks, wild cats and other vermin, which is quite advantageous to poultry raisers along Isle la Boise creek.

Trustees Sale; John H. ARNOLD


Order of Publication; Emma H. McNUTT, plaintiff vs. Robert S. McNUTT, defendant, for divorce.


Chas. BAUMS, Blacksmith, Horseshoer & Wagon-Maker;
DeSoto, MO.

A. PECAUT, practical Watchmaker & Dealer in Watches, Clocks & Jewelry.
DeSoto, MO.

Robert COXWELL, undertaker - Main St., opposite Depot, DeSoto, MO.

Opera House Saloon & Restaurant, Festus, MO by Wm. GORMAN, dealer in
Wines, Liquors, Beer, Cigars & Tobacco.

Mark C. JENNINGS, Insurance Agent & Justice of the Peace, Festus, MO.

BYRON's Saloon, opposite the Court House, Hillsboro, MO.

Grand Opening - B. SCHWEIZER's Dry Goods & Clothing Palace, Sat. March 21, 1891.

300 bushels of seed - J.M. WILSON, Vineland.

Fall & Winter Goods for less money at Crystal Plate Glass Co's General Store, Crystal City.

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

Louis GREVE's General Store, Pevely, MO.

DeSoto Marble Works,  Eugene HIRSCH, proprietor.