Jefferson Democrat
January 14, 1892

A rumor is current to the effect that Joseph PULITZER of the New York World is about to start a newspaper in Chicago.

Stringtown has been on a boom of late, building dwelling houses and barns.
Mr. SIEVERS has sold his entire stock of goods at the springs with the intention of closing up.

The entertainment at House's Springs Christmas Night was quite a success. A large attendance was on hand.

Christmas and New Year passed off quietly in this vicinity, nothing of a startling nature having occurred.

Tobe CHARTRAND and Calley FITSMORRIS of St. Louis, have been spending the holidays with their parents in these parts.

Sickness in this neighborhood has been quite common for the last month, and our doctors are busy. The most prevalent ailment is la grippe in its various forms.

The Local correspondent spoke of the woman preacher at Cedar Hill with her pet monkey holding services there. We should not infer from that, that the monkey was to any way connected with the preachers missionary work at that place.

Mr. Ned LYONS, the colored citizen of this township, was shot between the eyes with small shot some time since, by some person concealed in his stable loft. The shot entering the forehead glanced around the skull and lodged in the back part of the head. Dr. GUIBER picked most of the shot out. I have understood that the shot was battered and flattened as a pan-cake. The old gentleman is not seriously hurt.           Big Springs, Jan 5, 1892

A snowstorm and cold snap are unwelcome visitors at present.

A protracted meeting with Rev. FLEMMING officiating, has been in progress here the past week, resulting in a few conversions.

The Valle and Avoca schools both closed last Friday, and the children seem sorry. From reports both schools did well. The new books had been adopted in the Avoca school, but not in the other.

The aged grandmother of your correspondent died one day last week at her residence in St. Louis county---old age being the sole cause of her death. On visiting her a week previous she was in good health. She fought the battle of four score and 8 years. Her remains were laid to rest in St. Peters Cemetery, St. Louis.

A spelling match society has been organized in the Avoca district. We hope it may bring forth good results. It meets every two weeks.        
Jan 10, 1892

Calvey Creek Ripples: A heavy snow fell Tuesday and Wednesday.

Doctors report several cases of la grippe in this locality.

One of our young men visits Grubville very frequently. Wonder what the attraction is?

Our school is progressing nicely under the able management of Miss Annie ANDRAE.

Mrs. GUNTZLER an aged widow lady of this place died at her home last Friday. Her remains were laid to rest the following day in the Dittmer's Store cemetery.

A very sad accident occurred at Hemker, Franklin county, Mo., three miles southwest of this place, Thursday evening about six o'clock. Fred HEMKER while playing with a revolver accidentally discharged the weapon, the ball taking effect to his brother James' left temple killing him instantly.    Calvey Creek Jan 11, 1892

Executor's Notice (Only names and dates are listed)
15 November, 1891
James S. IRWIN Executor Dec. 17, 1891

Deaths and Births
The following is a list of deaths filed with the County Clerk for the past week:
Date                Name                    Age
Date            Name of Mother            Sex
Dec. 26,    Mrs. William PYLE             boy
        27,    Perry WHITSETT                 boy
        7,        Jas. NOLAN                      boy
        21,       Thos. C. O'LEARY            boy
        20,        Philip LOUGEHEANY      boy
        12,        David WILLIAMS, dead    boy
        13,        John DEGONIA                 boy
        15,        Pierre CONSTANT,           boy
        12.        John FITZGERALD            boy
        21,        Wm. PRENDERGRAST,    boy
        5,          Wm. HOARD                     boy
        5,          James GRAY,                     boy
        31,         Jos. T. HALE                    boy
        31,         J.W. MILLER                    girl
        26,        Jacob KOCHNER              boy
        23,         Godfrey SHIDE                 boy
        24,        Fidelo ROGERS                girl
        23,        Herman BECKER            girl
Jan.  1,          Chas. WARTZ                  boy

List of Conveyances
Filed with the Recorder during the week ending on last Thursday.
Clementin ZIRMAN to Fred HACKE   3 lots in De Soto    $700
J.J. WILLIAMS to M.F. TYREY, ?0 acres, sec. 11-40-2,     75
D.L. JARVIS to Herman MEYER,  ?83 acres, sec. 10-41-5,   ?627
L.C. HALE to F. W. SCHNAPPE,     50 acres, sec. 4-39-4    100
E. B. FROST to Lucy FROST     103 acres, sec. 56-41-3   1000
J.C. COLE to Wm. NEUKEMPER,     25 acres, sec.32-25-3     257
L.K. BLACKMER to S.T. COLLINS     50 acres, sec. 32-40-4     425
John PLATNER  to Catholic CHURCH    35 acres, sec. 50-43-3     700
John PLATNER to Chris SCHOEN    40 acres, sec. 29-43-3        400
C. KUECHEIMEISTER to Jacob KUECHEIMEISTER  40 acres, sec. 16-42-5  200
Henry HUNICKE to T.J. HUNICKE    10 acres, sec. 5-42-5       100
W.W. AUBUCHON to C. PRUNEAU    lot in JEWETT's subdivision,        700
Louis DRYER to Ernst DRYER    80 acres, sec. 5-41-3       108
L.W. GAMEL to J.H. and W.A. GAMEL    part survey 1348        650
Ben MENTCHER to Phillip WAMSGANG    1 1/4 acres, sec. 5-89-5       5
G.H. ROTH to Phillip WAMSGANG    80 acres, sec. 8-25-5      500
Elsie COOPER to C.C. COOPER,    120 acres, sec. 35-43-4      275
E.F. DONNELLY to A.H. LANDAYT    lot in De Soto        75
M.C. FROST, et al, to Elizabeth MCKAY    170 acres, sec. 19 and 56-41-3     1

Sheriff's Sale
Thomas M. ROBERT alias Thomas M. POLITTE, hearing date December 31, 1891, will sell at the court house door in the town of Hillsboro, Jefferson County, State of Missouri the following real estate: The southeast quarter of the southwest quarter of section five, in township thirty eight, of range four east, containing forty acres.

Magdelene HUBER and Anton HUBER, hearing date December 22, 1891, will sell at the court house door in the town of Hillsboro, Jefferson County, State of Missouri the following real estate: all of block number one hundred and twenty one of the city of DeSoto.

Joseph A. GARNER, Henry H. WERASE and Joseph OSBORN, hearing date, December 23, 1891, will sell at the court house door in the town of Hillsboro, Jefferson County, State of Missouri the following real estate: the north half of section seventeen, township forty two, of range four east, containing three hundred and twenty acres.

Heirs of Abraham GOTTSCHALK, hearing date December 22, 1891, will sell at the court house door in the town of Hillsboro, Jefferson County, State of Missouri the following real estate: 80 acres, the east half of the southeast quarter of section fourteen, in township forty, of range four east.

Administrator's Notice
Estate of Michael ROARK,
24th December, 1891

Notice of sale under School Fund Mortgage: Whereas on the tenth day of May 1887, Ludwig YEIDA and Catherine YEIDA, his wife, borrowed of the county of Jefferson, State of Missouri, the sum of one thousand dollars of the capital school fund of said county, and to secure the payment, executed and delivered to said county, for the use and benefit of said school funds, their mortgage deed, conveying to said county the following described real estate: lot number ten, in block number two, in the town of Pevely, also lot number seventeen in block number four in said town of Pevely, also lot number eighteen in block number four in the town of Pevely, also the eastern half of lot number nineteen in block number four in said town of Pevely, did default and the sheriff will sell at the court house door in the town of Hillsboro, Jefferson County, State of Missouri the above real estate.

Notice of sale under School Fund Mortgage: Whereas on the fifth day of March 1888, A. SINGER borrowed the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars belonging to the capital of the county school, and to secure payment A. SINGER and his wife M. Ursula his wife, executed and delivered to said county, for the use and benefit of said school funds, their mortgage deed, conveying to said county the following described real estate situated in Jefferson County, Missouri the northeast quarter of the southeast quarter of section number eighteen, in township number thirty nine, north of range number five east containing forty acres, more or less, also the following: commencing at the southwest corner of the northeast quarter of section number twenty one in township number thirty nine, range number four east, did default and the sheriff will sell at the court house door in the town of Hillsboro, Jefferson County, State of Missouri the above real estate

Trustee's Sale
Joseph M. AUBUCHON and SARAH F. his wife, Deed of trust,
Jan. 5, 1835 land sale to secure four promissory notes.

John H. MORSE (now more than nine months dead) and Mary F. MORSE his wife, Deed of trust 18 July, 1892  land sale to secure four promissory notes.

Notice is hereby given that I will tender my resignation as guardian of John ZICKENRATH insane person, to the Probate court of
Jefferson county, Missouri on the 8th day of February 1892.   John L. THOMAS guardian

Order of Publication: State of Missouri County of Jefferson
In the probate court of
Jefferson County, Missouri November 13, 1891 the following proceedings were had to wit. Estate of John KOCH, deceased, Victoria KOCH, administratix with will annexed.

Sheriffs Sale
William E. TERRY hearing date, December 22, 1891, I have levied it upon and seized the following described real estate and property, lying and being in Jefferson County, Missouri as the property of William E. Terry and described as follows: 40 acres, the southwest quarter of section ten, in township forty of range four east, and I will sell at the court house door in the town of Hillsboro, Jefferson County, State of Missouri the above real estate for cash on hand to the highest bidder.   E. B. MAUPIN

To-morrow the
County F. and I., Union meets at Hillsboro

James J. WILSON, SR.. will preach next Sunday, the 17th, at
Dry Creek Church.

One million hoop-poles wanted at F.C. VOLLMAR's,
Antonia, Mo.

Rubber boots at bottom prices, at Ed VOLLMAR's,
Hillsboro, MO.,

Walter GREEN, from the Gazette office, helped us get our paper up this week.

For drugs, medicine, etc., go to the Opera House Drug Store,
De Soto.

Wanted---A good blacksmith, Apply to Millard HUSKEY, Ware,

Deputy Sheriff FORREST moved into the jailor's residence after Mr. MAUPIN moved out.

Wanted----Black Walnut, Cherry and Cedar Logs, at Hamel's Lumberyard, in
De Soto.

We have had now, over a week of regular winter weather, the coldest for three years.

The finest assortment of perfumery and toilet articles, at the Opera House Drug Store.

Mrs. Mary EVERS, of Rock Creek has been very sick since Christmas, but is now on the mend.

Go to the Opera House Drug Store for any thing you need in the way of standard medicines, perfumery, etc.

Aug. SAUDER, opposite Opera House in
De Soto, will pay the highest market price for beef cattle, etc.

John SPARKS is filling up his Ice house with a good quality of Ice from the creek near

If you want to buy good goods for little money, give the Square Deal Clothing House a call.

For pure wines and whiskies, for family and medicinal use, go to Max FROMHOLD's Commercial Exchange,
De Soto, Mo. 

Editor WILSON is sick this week, and Mr. VREAZEY has been helping him out with editorial work.

The only marriage license issued by the Recorder during the past week was to Frank EDSELL and Miss Annie MUSIC.

A new lot of men's fine shoes and children's school shoes just arrived at VOLLMAR's. Call and see them and learn prices before purchasing elsewhere.

A Silverheel-Denmark stallion, 16 1/2 hands high, weighs 1200 pounds, 3 years old in May, and coal black, for sale by James VAUGHN,
McCormack, Mo.

We learn from the
De Soto papers that James G. BERKELEY is now practicing law at Aurora, Lawrence county, Mo.

The Methodist held their quarterly meetings in
Hillsboro last Saturday and Sunday. The elders, MARTIN and MAYS were both present, but they had very small audiences.

A red heifer, 1 year old past, marked swallow fork in right ear and split in left, is at Peter STROUP's. The owner is requested to call, pay expenses and get his property.

The largest and cheapest stock of men's and boys' clothing ever seen under one roof in
Jefferson county, the Square Deal Clothing House boasts of.

The burning out of the flue to the Recorder's office stampeded the court last Tuesday forenoon. The old walls smoked so that it looked for a while like the house would burn down.

For Rent--- a good four room house with stables. If required, about midway between
Crystal City and Herculaneum, known as the KERN place, and near the County road. Enquire of E. WILLIAMS, Crystal City, MO.

News came last week that Hon. Sam BYRNs and his wife were both sick, at his father's at House's Springs. They are there yet, but we have not heard anything from them this week.

Just received ten cases of the celebrated Dunlap & Stetson goods from
Philadelphia. Latest styles and lowest prices guaranteed at the Square Deal Clothing House, De Soto, Mo.

Attention of farmers is called to the stump puller advertised in this paper. I If you want to see the machine work, to be convinced that it will do what is claimed for it, call at Mr. ELDERS' near
De Soto.

Mrs. Peter STRICKLAND, of
De Soto, was taken last week to the Mullenphy hospital, in St. Louis. She is affected with an internal cancer, and expected to have an operation performed. Great fears are entertained by her friends, of the result.

Strayed----three steers, two years old next spring; one red, one light yellow, and one red and white spotted; two of them marked with split and underbit in right ear---the other unmarked. Will pay liberally for their recovery, Address Bazile HINEY,
De Soto, Mo.

Remember that Hon. Richard DALTON will speak at the courthouse to-morrow evening, and go and hear him. Mr. DALTON is a prominent candidate for Democratic nomination for Governor and the people ought to get acquainted with him.

"I have found out a gift for my fair." Naturally it may be supposed it is a flower for her hair, a diamond for her finger, or a box of candy, but it is far better than these. It is a bottle of that famous Salvation Oil to cure her neuralgia, pretty dear.

The grip still has the town and is making its presence felt in every family, being somewhat partial to the women. Mesdames SPILKER, STELBRINK, WELSH, YAEGER, BURKE, MOSS, HORINE, and
BRYAN are among the list we have heard of being down with it.

Arthur BREWSTER volunteered to assist our pressman last Thursday, and in the attempt to put on some extra maneuvers got the ends of three of his fingers badly mashed. His barber shop has not been running since. We are sorry for Arthur as he is an energetic boy, and so often meets with misfortunes.

Rev. FRAZIER can not meet his appointment at Cedar Hill, on account of sickness. He and his entire family have been down with the grip, and he is not well enough yet to get out.

Take notice----There will be a regular meeting of the Grubville Stock Co. at their hall in Grubville, January 16th, at
one o'clock, for the purpose of electing all the officers of the Stock Company and also to elect a purchasing agent and salesman. A full attendance is desired.
            John S. McKAY, President
    W.J. McDERMOTT, Secretary.

A public installation and supper by Perry V. FLETCHER W. R. C., at the Opera House,
De Soto, January 23. Installation at 7 p.m.; supper at 8 p.m. Everybody invited. Come and bring your family. Respectfully    Minnie M. ROBERTSON, Treas.

There will be a Box Supper and Entertainment at
Victoria hall on the evening of Friday, January 22, 1892, for the benefit of Victoria school library. All are cordially invited to attend. By order of the committee.
DOVER, President
                Hattie McKAY, Secretary

A son of Mr. HEMKER, of near Grubville, aged about, 15, was accidentally killed on the 7th last. He and his little brother were playing with a pistol which was not thought to be loaded, when it fired, sending a ball through his head and killing him instantly. There seems to be some doubt as to which boy had hold of the pistol when it fired.

A young man named Thomas NEWMAN, who was working for Mr. SCHLOFFKE, at Horine, got badly hurt last Saturday, and it is feared his injuries will prove fatal. He was cutting a tree down and when it got ready to fall he ran to get his saw out of the way, when the tree struck him, cutting a gash in his head and mashing one leg. He was unconscious for some time.

The Collector will begin next week, making out notices to those who have neglected to pay their 1891 taxes. A great majority of them who have not paid owe only a few cents, but it costs as much to enforce a five cent tax as it does a twenty dollar tax. The tax must be collected if possible, and it is foolish for people to wait for personal notice to be served on them.

Sheriff MAUPIN has leased and taken charge of the VOLLMAR hotel in
Hillsboro. The house is well furnished and he intends to run it in first class style and treat his customers so well that they will not want to stop anywhere else. While he will furnish good fare, the charges will remain at the lowest notch. He asks you to call on him when in  Hillsboro and in need of good square meal or comfortable bed.

One of my children having had a severe case if whooping cough, I was induced to try Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup, the child was entirely cured by the use of two bottles. In view of the above, I deem it a pleasure to forward this testimonial of it it's efficacy.
                    James BUCKLEY
Lombard St. , Philadelphia, Pa.

The young man, Wm. MORTON, who had his leg amputated, as reported in our column last week, died on the 8th inst. One of the arteries broke, and he bled to death before it could be stopped. He was a son of Mr. W.W. MORTON, of Belew's Creek, and is said to have been a young man who was well liked by all his acquaintances. He was Mr. MORTON's only son, and his sad death is a great blow to the bereaved parents.

Miss Emma DONNELL gave a vocal and instrumental concert, not long since, at Cape Girardeau, for the benefit of some church society at that place, and the Cape papers are quite liberal in her praise, as she no doubt deserves; but to convince the public that she is a songstress and pianist of more than ordinary talent, they credit her to St. Louis. Miss Emma is a
county girl, of whom we are all proud, and the
Cape editors ought to give credit where credit is due.

Robert HICKS, of
De Soto, met with a serious accident last Saturday. He and Luther BYRD had hitched up a span of young mules, and he was standing holding then by the bridles, while BYRD was fixing the seat to the wagon, when they suddenly became unmanageable and jumped, striking him in the body with the end of the wagon pole and knocking him down, and running over him. He received a bad cut on the head, had some ribs broken and was otherwise injured; but we are glad to hear that he will recover.

    To Miss Viola DONNELL;
Accept, kind friend, my thanks sincere,
    For the lovely gift of the glad New Year.
Believe me, I will prize it ever,
    And think with love of the fair giver.

O, may this new year be to thee
    A golden voyage o'er life, a fair sea.
May not a cloud obscure thy skies,
    May not a tear dim thy sweet eyes,

But may they life glide on as sweet
    As the pure waters of a lake.
The Savior be thy friend and guide,
    And keep thee ever near his side.
Jan. 8, 1892            B.F.O.

There was a meeting in
Hillsboro last Saturday of teachers and school officers representing districts which have raised a library fund, for the purpose of discussing plans for procuring the books. The meeting was presided over by Mr. W.S. CALVERT, and Mr. Thos. S. BYRD was secretary. The districts reported as having raised a fund, with amounts raised, are as follows; Kimmswick, $23; Hematite, $25; Victoria $20; Maxville, $12.50; Hillsboro, $46.15; Saline, $45; Cedar Hill, $14; Zion, $49.65; De Soto,
$80; Pevely, $13.40; Seckman, $8.96; Festus, $20. There was quite A lengthy discussions as to the lists of books and the prices at and persons from whom they might be purchased, and finally a motion was adopted, recommending that each district prepare a list of the books it intends buying and send the same, accompanied by the necessary amount of money, to Mr. VEAZEY, county commissioner, who will act as purchasing agent and buy the books all together, at the best advantage, thus making a great saving in cost of carrying. It is probable that he will make arrangements by which the books can be secured at the prices noted in the School Journal, delivered free of express or freight charges. All the district officers who wish to avail themselves of Mr. VEAZEY's services in this matter, are requested to make out their list of books and send to him at once.

The Hamel Manufacturing Co., of De Soto, submitted plan, with prices, for library cases, which was explained to those present, but none of the delegates were authorized to make any contract on cases. All who have libraries will want cases to keep the books in and it will be well for them to consult the Hamel Co. in regard to same.

Shekina Lodge A.F. and A.M., of Festus had a banquet and public installation of officers last Saturday night. The attendance of Masons was one of the largest ever seen in this county. Lodge was opened in the hall, after which they marched to the opera house where R.W. William RICHARDSON, D.G.M., installed  the following list of officers; J.P. SNEDEN, W.M.; J.G. MOORE, S.W.; D.B. FROST, J.W.; F.A. BRICKEY, Treasurer; J.O. COVER, Secretary; A.MOORE, S.D.; W.F. HOLT, J.D.; Jas. S. IRWIN and G. GARDNER, Stewards; and R. BRADY, Tyler. After the installation a grand supper was provided in the opera house hall. There were fifty plates, and the ladies and other outside guests filled the first table. Mrs. PHILLIPI favored the company with a couple of songs, Miss Emma DONNELL playing the accompaniments. Price's quadrille band was present, and after the first
tableful had eaten, music and dancing commenced. Our informant says that it was one of the most pleasant affairs he ever attended, and he is an old-timer.

Circuit court opened Monday, with Judge GREEN directing affairs, C.M. HONEY attending to the record, and papers, E.B. MAUPIN, assisted by Harry DAHL and W.M. WILLIAMS, looking after the sheriff's duties, F.R. DEARING to prosecute offenders, and a grand jury to furnish offenders to prosecute, composed of W.J. McMAHAN as foreman, W.R. WILLIAMS, Geo. W. RUSSELL, W.J. HARRISON, Jos. LEICHT, Jr., Geo. PORTER, Geo. RELASING, J.E. WILLIAMS, N.S. HUSKEY, Thos. H. WILLIAMS, John I. MCMULLIN, and Joseph FITE. The last named four with Mr. MCMAHON, were picked up to fill the places of B.C. BERRY, Thomas STOUSE, A.H. MOORE, Harry WILLIAMS, and JESSE MAUPIN, excused.

The case of State vs JOPLIN and FERRELL, the two colored boys indicted for putting obstructions on the railroad track at Sulphur, was dismissed. There never was any evidence against them except that of another colored boy who is know to be worse than they.

The first case tried was that of Mr. MELLON against S.A. REPPY, for commission on a land sale. The jury gave plaintiff a judgment for $1250. From all the light we have on this case. It is a peculiarly hard thing on Mr. REPPY.

Fred J. SHEIBLE died at his residence in
Hillsboro at a quarter before 3 last Monday morning. On Wednesday of last week he had an attack of la grippe, which kept him in his room Thursday and Friday; and Friday night it was followed by a severe attack of pneumonia. The fact was at once realized that he was a very sick man, but he had a good constitution and his system appeared to be in a condition to withstand the disease, and his ultimate recovery thought to be only a matter of time. That he would die so soon, was not considered possible, except by the physician, who saw that heart failure was likely to result at any moment. His breathing was very difficult, but the watchers saw no change for the worse till the moment before he passed away. He got up, stood on the floor and drank a little water, then lay down again, and the change came suddenly. He died without a struggle, and so suddenly that his death could hardly be realized by his wife and Mr. John HUBELI, who were the only persons with him at the time. Mr. SHEIBLE's life has been a busy and useful one, a manly struggle against unfavorable circumstances, for a support for his wife and children. His early boyhood days were spent in Illinois, but he learned the printers trade while yet young with a A. WIEBUSH, of St. Louis. He was then employed for some years in a newspaper at Cape Girardeau. Afterward he worked for years at Fredericktown, and while there established, the reputation of being one of the best local editors in the state, He edited and published the Potosi Independent for a while, and accepted employment by us in the winter of 1880, and remained here ever since. As a compositor, he had very few equals, doing the work of two average printers, and being familiar with all the details of
a country newspaper office; we could leave the paper in his charge for weeks at a time, confident that everything would go on as well as if we were present. We do not expect to ever fill his place.

Mr. Sheible was a member of the I.O.O.F. and also the Knights of Honor, and had insurance in the two organizations, for the benefit of his wife and children, aggregating $3000. He leaves a wife and seven children. His two eldest daughters are nearly grown, the other five are all small. It is very, very sad that they have been deprived so early in life of their natural protector. Mr. SHEIBLE made friends wherever he went, and during his eleven years residence here had become one of the best known and most popular men of the county.

F.J. was the youngest of a family of twelve, and would have been 41 years of age the first day of next month. His father, four of his sisters and one brother are yet living. He was buried in the Hillsboro cemetery Tuesday. Ray GRUNDY preached a funeral sermon at the house, after which the Odd Fellows Lodge of De Soto took charge of the body and interred it with the solemn ceremony of the order.

Seckman Echoes

Herman BAUM has been at Berresheim's for a whole week, sawing stovewood.

Mrs. D.F. DIERKS, Mrs. Jake REIDER and Martin REIDER are all down sick, but I hope they will soon recover.

George WALDORF came down on a flying visit Monday, in a fine sleigh. Nobody knows where he stopped.

Charles ROLF had three visitors last week. They went hunting a couple of days and killed some quail and rabbits.

We are having winter at last, snowing now and then, and cold weather. Last Saturday was the coldest day of the season, two below zero at Berresheim's store. If it gets much colder the birds will freeze to death.
   Seckman, Jan.11, 1892