Columns 1 & 2 contain lengthy political commentaries written by:
Jefferson Democrat editor; J.A. REED & Alex ANDRAE and W.S. JEWETT
Editor Jefferson Democrat:
the annual school meeting in district No. 1, of township No. ?, they elected, as
road overseer, a man who is not a resident of the district, and elected a school
director by acclamation; and any body that wanted to could vote as many times as
he wanted to. If this is legal, I
would like to know what is not. Can
such road overseers compel men to work on the road, he not living in the
district? Messrs. H.H. DRAKE and F.
JENNI have tried long to get roads and bridges. I do not know but that it serves them
right. The heavy rains of the first
of the week did considerable damage to the farmers. The
A. KNIGHT, of the Kirksville Normal opened a school at this place the
11th last. The prospects
are bright for a good school. Mr.
KNIGHT proposes to teach a term of three months, consisting of a teacher’s
course and an intermediate course.
He is an experienced teacher, having been instructing in the
Whereas, there is questions of great comment to the people of this country depending congressional action, of which Congress has exclusive jurisdiction, and whereas, one of the important questions is the free exchange of silver, and whereas, the Speakership control was contest upon free coinage; and whereas, we deem the financial question above all other questions; whereas Hon. Sam BYRNS, of the 10th congressional district, supported by Hon. CRISP, a free silver advocate, for chairman of the House; and whereas the St. Louis Republic printed slanderous accusations against Speaker CRISP, and those supporting him, in this that is printed CRISP brought the chairmanship, and those supporting him said themselves for places; and whereas, we believe the St. Louis Republic’s statements were malicious falsehoods, prompted by no good spirit toward the laboring element of America be it.
Resolved, by Grubville
Union, No. 358, in regular session, that we approve Hon. Sam BYRNS in voting for
CRISP, and we loathe and despise such accusations as were made by the
V.P. CARNEY, Committer
John E. LOLLAR, President
B.F. LOLLAR, Secretary.
Notice is hereby given that annual stockholder’s meeting of the F. & L. U. store will be held at their store in DeSoto, May 21st, 1892 at 9 o’clock a.m. at which meeting the annual dividend will be declared. A full attendance is requested. John McNULTY, Treasurer.
The standard-bred trotting stallion will stand the season of 1892 as follows: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of each week in DeSoto at the livery stable on the east side of the track, and the balance of the week, at home 2 miles north of Hematite, and 1 mile south of Bailey Station. For a full pedigree, write to A.P. BOOTH, Hematite, MO.
Terms - $12 to insure a live foal. W.T. HENSLEY, Groom.
~Notice to Contractors~
The undersigned road and
bridge commissioner will, at one o’clock on the 3rd day of May, 1892,
at the court house door, in the Town of Hillsboro, let by public outcry to the
lowest bidder (subject to approval or rejection by the County Court), the
following contracts: viz.: For adjusting, scraping, cleaning and painting the
following bridges: Lemay Ferry Bridge, across Meramec River, Herculaneum Bridge,
across Joachim Creak near Herculaneum, Big River Bridge, across Big River at
Morse’s Mill, and the bridge across Pomme Creek on
Rock near Maxville. Specifications on file in county clerk’s office at
~Probate Court Docket~
The following is the Term
Docket of the Probate Court of Jefferson County, MO, to be begun and held in the
Anna M. BROWN, dec’d – James REID, admin.
William BRACKMAN, dec’d. – Ernestine M. BRACKMAN, admin.
William BURGWOLD [sic Burgwald?] dec’d – John WENOM, admin.
William DICKINSON dec’d – W.L. DICKINSON, admin.
John M. DEWEIN dec’d – Elizabeth DEWEIN, admin.
David HALE dec’d – C.A. HALE, admin.
Cynthia DONNELL dec’d – John McMULLIN, admin.
Ludwig PLACK dec’d – John G. PLACK, admin.
Mark PERRY dec’d – Margaret PERRY, admin.
Jeremiah COLMAN dec’d – A. J. COLMAN, admin.
Patrick DOWDALL dec’d – J.A. CONNOLLY, admin.
Paul FEDERLER dec’d – Barbara FEDERLER, admin.
John IPSHELD dec’d – Gerhard WOLGAST, admin.
-Transcriber note: the above admin. name was unreadable, but appeared to be Frick WOLGAST; the name Gerhard WOLGAST, was the actual name published in several May 1891 legal notices.
Samuel McGIRE dec’d – Jeptha McGIRE, admin.
Louis PARTNEY dec’d – John PARTNEY, admin.
Mr. STECKER (?), insane – Henry SECKMAN.
Mary C. FLETCHER, minor – Mary A. FLETCHER
Annie L. FLETCHER, minor – Mary A. FLETCHER
William T. FLETCHER, minor – Mary A. FLETCHER
Wednesday May 11th, Third Day.
F.D. HOEFER, minor – Henry P.G. BOEMLER
John C. HOEFER, minor – Henry P.G. BOEMLER
Ross HOEFER, minor – Henry P.G. BOEMLER
William HUSKEY, minor – T.J. WILEY, curator
Phoehe KIDD, minor – Jennett BURGESS – cura’x.
Anna M. BYRNE, dec’d – M.F. BYRNE, admin.
Gus E. MEYERS, insane – John CARREY, guardian
Daisy PREWITT, minor – M.C. HARBISON, curator
Phineas PREWITT, minor – M.C. HARBISON, curator
Louis RIESER, minor – Philip RIESER, curator
Wilford L. BURGESS, minor – W.R. DONNELL, curator
George E.REID, minor – James REID, curator
Michael SLAVIK, minor – Albert SLAVIK, curator
Frank SLAVIK, minor – Albert SLAVIK, curator
Emily C. STEGMAN, insane – Jas. McKEAN, guardian
~Notice of Final Settlement~
All creditors and other interested in the estate of Edward McHUGH, deceased, are notified that the undersigned administratrix of said estate at the next term of Probate Court of Jefferson County, MO, to be holden at Hillsboro, in said county, on the second Monday in May, 1892.
J.B. BAKEWELL. Public Administrator, April 7, 1892
By Virtue and authority of a special execution, issued from the office of the clerk of the Circuit court of Jefferson County, MO and to me, the undersigned sheriff, delivered in favor of Frederick HACKE, and against Adolph PECAUT, Cecille PECAUT, his wife, Charles BEISBARTH and Thomas HIGGINBOTHAM, bearing date April 4th, 1892, and returnable to the May term 1892, thereof, I have levied it upon and seized the following described real estate at property lying and being it the city of DeSoto, county of Jefferson and State of Missouri, and the property of Adolph PECAUT and Cecille PECAUT his wife, Charles BEISBARTH and Thomas HIGGINBOTHAM, and described as follows, to wit:
Lots numbered 5, 6, and 7 of block & in the town or city of DeSoto, Missouri, as said lots appear on plat of said town or city, now on file in the Recorder’s office of said Jefferson County, MO.
And I will, on Tuesday, the 10th day of May 1892, at the court house door in the town of Hillsboro, in the County of Jefferson, State of Missouri, between the hours of nine o’clock in the forenoon and five o’clock in the afternoon of that day, and during the session of Circuit Court, sell all the right, title and claim estate and property of said Adolph PECAUT, Cecille PECAUT his wife, Charles BEISBARTH and Thomas HIGGINBOTHAM, of, in and to the above described real estate and property for cash in hand, to the highest bidder, to satisfy said execution and costs.
Dated at Hillsboro, this 7th day of April, I892.
E.B. MAUPIN, Sheriff
Notice is hereby given that letter testamentary on the estate of Sherman W. BOWEN, deceased, were granted to the undersigned, on the 27th day of February, 1892 but the Probate court of Jefferson County, Missouri.
All persons having claims against said estate are required to exhibit them for allowance of the executor within one year after the date of said letters, or they may be precluded from any benefit of such estate; and if such claims be not exhibited with two years from this publications, they shall be forever barred. Julia A. BOWEN, Executrix, March 24, 1892.
By virtue and authority of a special execution, seized from the office of the clerk of the Circuit Court of Jefferson County, MO, and to me, the undersigned sheriff, delivered in favor of the State of MO, at the relation and to the use of Herman HAMEL, collector of revenue of Jefferson County, in the state of Missouri and against Leander MITCHELL, Frank J. MITCHELL and Willis MITCHELL, bearing date April 4, 1892, and returnable to the May term, ? thereof, I have levied it upon and seized the following described real estate and property, lying and being in Jefferson County, MO as the property of Leander MITCHELL, Frank J. MITCHELL and Willis MITCHELL, and described as follows, to wit:
[Begin at quarter section corner on east side of Section 23, Township 40, Range 4East….]
And I will, on Tuesday, the tenth day of May 1892, at the court house door, in the town of Hillsboro, in the county of Jefferson, State of Missouri, between the hours of nine o’clock in the forenoon and five o’clock in the afternoon of that day, and during the session of the circuit court sell all the right, title, claim estate and property of the said Leander MITCHELL, Frank J. MITCHELL, and Wills MITCHELL, of in and to the above described said estate and property , for cash in hand to the highest bidder, to satisfy said execution and costs. Dated at Hillsboro, this 7th day of April, 1892. E. B. MAUPIN, Sheriff.
Whereas, Mary STRUBE and Louis B. STRUBE, her husband, by their deed of trust dated February 25th, 1892? and recorded in the Recorder’s office of Jefferson County, MO in Trust Record No. 17, at page ? (467 or 187 ?), conveyed to the undersigned trustee the following described real estate,…. a part of U.S. Survey No. (2035)? in township 43, range 6 east, lying between the St. Louis Iron Mountain and Southern Railway and the Mississippi River and particularly described as follows….east of said Railway Company’s land to a point of 143 feet north of the south west corner of lot 32, of Sylvan Heights subdivision of said survey (2543)?; thense eastwardly ….bounded on the north by land of Conrad and Gen. Phil JOHANSES, south by a strip of land 145? feet wide….owned by the Montesano Springs Co., east by the Mississippi River, and west by land of the Railway Co. Which conveyances was in trust to secure the payment of a promissory note therein mentioned and described, and whereas said not how long since became (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 the given by said deed of trusts, public notice is hereby given that I will, on Monday, the 25th ? day of April, 1892 at the court house door in the town of Hillsboro, in the county of Jefferson, State of Missouri, between the hours of nine o’clock in the forenoon and five o’clock in the afternoon ….sell for cash on hand to the highest bidder.
Skelton RICHARDSON, Trustee.
Sheriff’s Sale – By Virtue and authority of special execution – from the office of the clerk of the circuit court of Jefferson County, MO, and to me, the undersigned sheriff, delivered, in favor of the State of MO, at the relation and to the use of Herman HAMEL, collector of the revenue of Jefferson County, in the state of Missouri and against W.B. WILLIAMS, Sarah OGLE and Louis OGLE, her husband, Willie WILLIAMS, Mary BEARD, Robert BEARD, Landon WILLIAMS, Nathaniel OGLE, Queen MEDLEY and Green MEDLEY her husband, Martin OGLE, Jane FORREST and Edwin FORREST her husband, Henry OGLE, Henrietta MORRIS and James MORRIS her husband, Celia SHUBLE, Landon HERRINGTON, Felix HERRINGTON, Jennie BRINKMAN and Peter BRINKMAN her husband, Sarah E. BLAKE and Joseph BLAKE her husband, Laura BLAKE and Henry BLAKE her husband, Amada TINGATE [Tongate?], Elizabeth KERKOWSKI and Henry KERKOWSKI her husband, Phineas S. OGLE, Mary E. MORRIS and Sherman OGLE and Lucy OGLE his wife, bearing date April 4, 1892….I have levied upon and seized the following described property …..described as follows:
40 acres – the northeast quarter of the southeast quarter of section twenty-two in township forty-one, of range four east.
And I will, on Wednesday, the 11th day of May, 1892 at the court house door….sell all the right, title, claim, estate and property of the said W.B. WILLIAMS, Sarah OGLE and Louis OGLE, her husband, Willie WILLIAMS, Mary BEARD, Robert BEARD, Landon WILLIAMS, Nathaniel OGLE, Queen MEDLEY and Green MEDLEY her husband, Martin [Larkin?] OGLE, Jane FORREST and Edwin FORREST her husband, Henry OGLE, Henrietta MORRIS and James MORRIS her husband, Celia SHUBLE, Landon HERRINGTON, Felix HERRINGTON, Jennie BRINKMAN and Peter BRINKMAN her husband, Sarah E. BLAKE and Joseph BLAKE her husband, Laura BLAKE and Henry BLAKE her husband, Amada TINGATE [Tongate?], Elizabeth KERKOWSKI and Henry KERKOWSKI her husband, Phineas S. OGLE, Mary E. MORRIS and Sherman OGLE and Lucy OGLE his wife,….for cash in hand, to the highest bidder….E.B. MAUPIN, Sheriff.
Notice is hereby given, that in pursuance of an order of the Probate Court of Jefferson County, MO, made at the February Term of 1892, on the 2nd day of April, directing me, as administratrix of the estate of John KOCH, deceased, to sell the following described real estate of said….for the purpose of paying debts of said estate, I will on Saturday, the fourteenth day of May, 1892, at the court house door in the town of Hillsboro, in the county of Jefferson, State of Missouri, and while the Circuit Court of said county is in session, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for the purposes mentioned in said order, the real estate of said deceased….(lengthy property description)….Subject to the homestead interest, during her life, of the widow, in the following part of said land, the east half of the west half, and the ? part of the west half of the west half of the northeast quarter; and the southwest quarter and south part of the southeast quarter of the northwest quarter, and the northwest quarter of …. the southwest quarter ….of Section? in township 41 ? north of the base line in range 6 east of the 5th principal meridian, containing in the aggregate 127.65 ? acres.
Terms of sale, one third cash, and the balance in twelve months, with interest from date at the rate of six per cent, per annum.
Victoria KOCH, Administratrix estate of John KOCH, dec’d.
Columns 5 & 6
TRUE TO THE LETTER
This motto has been before our eyes and shall be our guide in our business career. How often have you seen $10.00 suits advertised for five dollars and such like, and when investigated by you, you have found it to be only a trick to get you into their place of business?
Such modes are disgusting and yet you see them practiced every day.
When we say TRUE TO THE LETTER, we mean that every word of promise WE WILL MAKE GOOD, which fact we are ready to prove to you at any time.
We now say that we will sell you goods at much lower prices than any other house in Festus. Examine our stock of Clothing, … Goods, Trunks, Etc. and you will at once see we can and do save you money. Having purchased our goods direct in Eastern markets, we can give you the greatest inducements ever offered, as to price, fit, make and style.
You are invited to call, whether you wish to purchase or not. No trouble to show goods, at the only Exclusive Clothing House in Festus. Charles MERGENTHEIMER.
Oak Hall Clothing House. Next door to H. SINGER’s Machinery Establishment.
Riverside Stock Farm - 1892 Stallion Season – Jefferson County, MO
Tantalus 5410 – (horse description), bred by R. E. REPPER, Frankfort, KY
Black Diamond 269 – (horse description), bred by John O. ROGERS and Bro., Versailles, KY.
New Discovery By Accident – Hair on the Neck, Face, Arms or any part of the person quickly dissolved and permanently removed with Queen’s AntiHairine. Cincinnati, OH.
Maplewood Stock Farm, one mile north of Hematite. J. Martine KERSHAW, Proprietor. Advertised: The All Purpose Horse, Black Prince/The Jack, Reuben Napoleon
….the undersigned Sheriff, delivered in favor of the state of Missouri……Herman HAMEL, collector of the revenue of Jefferson County, in the state of Missouri and against Margaretha MOELLER, bearing date April 4, 1892….I have levied upon and seized the following described property …..described as follows:
All of blocks numbered 122 and 123 of the City of DeSoto.
And I will, on Wednesday, the 11th day of May, 1892 at the court house door….sell all the right, title, claim, estate and property of the said Margaretha MOELLER ….for cash in hand, to the highest bidder….E.B. MAUPIN, Sheriff.
~Notice of Final Settlement~
All creditors and others interested in the estate of Daniel MILLER, 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, MO, to be held at Hillsboro……April 7, 1892 Catharine MILLER, Administratrix.
~Notice of Final Settlement~
All creditors and others interested in the estate of Ann SWAYNE, dec’d….final settlement on the second Monday in May 1892. S.R. PERRY, Admin.
April 7, 1892
….the undersigned Sheriff, delivered in favor of the state of Missouri……Herman HAMEL, collector of the revenue of Jefferson County, in the state of Missouri and against Peter WHITE, bearing date April 4, 1892….I have levied upon and seized the following described property …..described as follows:
Forty acres. The northwest quarter of the northwest quarter of section twenty seven, in township thirty nine, of range four east.
And I will, on Wednesday, the 11th day of May, 1892 at the court house door….sell all the right, title, claim, estate and property of the said Peter WHITE…. for cash in hand, to the highest bidder….E.B. MAUPIN, Sheriff.
~Notice of Final Settlement ~
All creditors and others interested in the estate of Cynthia DONNELL, deceased are notified that the undersigned, administrator of said estate, intends to make a final settlement of said estate at the next term of Probate Court of Jefferson County, MO, to be holden at Hillsboro, in said county, on the second Monday in May 1892.
John L. McMULLIN, Admin. April 7, 1892.
~Notice of Final Settlement~
All creditors and others interested in the estate of Patrick SLATTERY, dec’d….final settlement on the second Monday in May 1892. Patrick FLYNN, Admin.
May 7, 1892
Byrnesville Mercantile Co., General Store, Farming Implements, Byrnesville, MO
Opera House Saloon and Restaurant, Festus, MO by William GORMAN, dealer in Wines, Liquors, Beer, Cigars and Tobacco. Meals furnished in the best style, at all hours, at reasonable rates. The celebrated Anthony & Kuhn’s beer for sale by the keg. Goods delivered to all parts of Festus and Crystal City area.
George BAKEWELL – O. M. MUNROE, Jefferson County Bank, DeSoto, MO
FINK & NASSE Wholesale Grocers, Coffee & Sugar a Specialty.
No. 17 North Main Street, between Market and Chestnut Sta., St. Louis.
E.B. MAUPIN, Auctioneer, Hillsboro, MO. He will also open a feed stable on the first of January, at HOEKEN’s old stand, where stock will be well cared for. Give him a trial when in Hillsboro.
F. AUBUCHON & Son, General Merchandise, DeSoto, MO
Drs. STARKEY & PALEN’s Treatment by Inhalation, Philadelphia, PA & San Francisco, CA.
Don’t Buy Old Stoves and Furniture when you can buy new for nearly the same price at Louis WAPPLER, South Main Street, DeSoto, MO. A full stock all kinds of Furniture, Carpets, Oil Cloths, Window Shades and Cooking and Heating Stoves.
Iron Mountain Route! Great through line to Texas, Mexico and California. Only one change of cars to City of Mexico, San Francisco and Pacific Coast Points. Only line to the famous Hot Springs of Arkansas. Write any agent of the Iron Mountain Route for tickets, time tables and further information. H. C. TOWNSEND, General Passenger Agent, St. Louis, MO.
One million hoop poles wanted at F.C. VOLLMAR’s, Antonia, MO.
For drugs, medicines, etc. go to the Opera House Drug Store, DeSoto.
Ray VEAZEY has been given a position in HOEKEN & WITTRAM’s store.
The Hillsboro post office has been removed to VOLLMAR’s store.
We do not keep goods; we sell them. Our prices make them go. HOEKEN & WITTRAM.
Ladies! You can buy the neatest and most serviceable shoes at E. VOLLMAR’s. Call and see our display.
Mrs. GUYWITZ, of Kansas City, is visiting her sister, Mrs. D.E. VEAZEY.
The prices at which HOEKEN & WITTRAM are selling their saddles and harness is remarkable. Call and be convinced.
Mr. McNEARNEY and family paid a visit to their relatives in Fenton the first of the week.
HOEKEN & WITTRAM take the lead in Shoes. Their stock is complete and the prices cannot be duplicated.
There will be a ladies’ prayer meeting held at the church in Hillsboro Friday afternoon at 3 p.m.
For sale cheap – 15 colonies of bees in improved hives. Apply at HAMEL’s Harness Shop, DeSoto, MO.
Judge Jno. J. WILLIAMS and W.H.H. THOMAS, Esq., are in Jefferson City this week attending Supreme Court.
The finest assortment of perfumery and toilet articles, at the Opera House Drug Store.
Young mules and horses – For sale at Maplewood Stock Farm, one mile north of Hematite.
The second installment of school library books arrived Tuesday. They had been on the road about three week.
Go to the Opera House Drug Store for anything you need in the way of standard medicines, perfumery, etc.
The best is always the cheapest. Our goods our always the best quality, our prices to suit everyone. Give us a call. HOEKEN & WITTRAM.
Methodist Episcopal services will be held next Saturday night and Sunday morning in Frumet, and also Sunday night at Mount Carmel.
For a general stock of goods, there is no store in the county equal to HOEKEN & WITTRAM’s. It will pay you to investigate before purchasing elsewhere.
Louis OGLE, whose mysterious disappearance we chronicled some week ago, has returned home again. We don’t know what explanation he makes.
For pure wines and whiskies, for family and medicinal use, go to Max FROMHOLD’s Commercial Exchange, DeSoto.
To rent – A 40 acres farm; orchard and good spring. Near Zion. Apply to Mrs. BART, at Dr. KERSHAW’s Horine place. Post Office – Horine, MO.
One death was reported to the county clerk last week, that of Arthur SPILKER, age 2 years, 2 months and 19 days and one birth, to Mrs. Joseph KEBEILET [sic Korbelik?], a girl.
If you need anything in the line of ground planes, cultivators or carts, call on HURTGEN & HUBELI. They have a new supply of a new kind that is sure to give satisfaction.
S.P. HARRIS, of near Sulpher Springs will stand this season, the imported shire Spretbre Marvel, and also Metspur, sired by old Silver Heels. For terms, etc., apply at his stables.
Elder O.M. MARTIN, of the M.E. Church, held quarterly meeting services in Hillsboro last Sunday evening. He preached a powerful sermon from the text, “What have I done?”
For the very finest Gents’ neckties, hats, shirts, etc., go to E. VOLLMAR’s. We lead in style as well as low prices. Call and see our $4 Kangaroo shoes. They are daisies.
For Sale or Exchange – The country place of Dr. KERSHAW, on county road one mile from Horine. Apply to PAPIN & TENTROP, 626 Chestnut Street, St. Louis.
We desire to publicly return thanks to the many citizens of Hillsboro who last Friday night visited us, bringing many substantial offerings with them. W. F. GRUNDY - Jennie GRUNDY
For sale or rent – a two story brick store and a two story frame dwelling with all out buildings, barn, etc., situated 26 miles from St. Louis, on Gravois Road. For full particulars, call on or address, J.E.C. WILSON, 2623 S. 18th Street, St. Louis, MO.
The Easter services in Hillsboro last Sunday were quite interesting. The church had been very beautifully decorated by a committee of ladies, and Mr. GRUNDY delivered a good sermon.
The DeSoto Roller Mills took all the blue ribbons on flour at the fair. No other mill did or could compete. If you want good bread, buy only Lily White flour. If your grocer don’t’ keep it, go to the mill and HOPSON & LEPP [Lipp?] will supply you.
The opinion in favor of a fire proof building for the public records and papers seems to be almost unanimous. Fifty-one school districts have petitioned for the improvement, while only three have returned the petitions without signatures.
I will sell my feed mill outfit for $650, or trade it for that amount of property in Festus, or a farm near there. It consists of a good 10 horse power traction engine and all belts, and mill in good running order. Call and see it. January S. LILLY, Festus, MO.
J.W. MATHEIS, the Pevely merchant, has opened a lumber yard at that place, as an addition to his business; and will make it to the interest of the people of that vicinity to patronize him when in need of lumber. Don’t forget it.
If you want good photographs of yourself or family, call, during the next two weeks, at Mr. RUSSELL’s, in Hillsboro. He makes good pictures at very low prices, and will give satisfaction to all customers.
$2 per day and liberal commission paid to agents to handle our new World’s Fair Book, the greatest selling book on the market. Act quick. Write for information. Interstate Publishing Co., 818 Wyandett St. Kansas City, MO.
Geo. M. STAAT closed a six month’s term of school in district 1, township 13, on the last of March. This is the fourth consecutive term he has taught there, and he gave better satisfaction the last term than he ever did before. The average attendance was 33, the enrollment being 62. We understand that the patrons want him for next year.
Conrad KRICKBAUM was in Monday to see our attorney about prosecuting a neighbor for keep sheep killing dogs. He says that in two raids, the dogs killed fifteen of his sheep. He claims to know the dogs. Mrs. Martin V. HUSKEY is another victim of sheep-killing dogs, having lost several lately.
Strayed – from my premises, 2 ¾ miles southeast of Hematite, one dark brown horse, shed all round, bell on, fastened on with a loop and hatch, instead of a hackle. Has, I believe a “D” branded on one hip and one shoulder, is 6 years old, short and heavy built. Information leading to his recovery will be liberally paid for. Gaken? McKER [sic McKerr ?], Hematite, MO.
Died –near Festus – April15th, 1892
A.M.H. GORDON, aged 25(?) years. He was laid to rest in Fairview Cemetery, April 16th, and the large attendance at the funeral attested to the esteem in which he was held. He had made preparations and met death fearlessly and triumphantly. He was a member of the Christian Church. His widow has the sympathy of the entire community. May his God and Savior be her God and Savior and many theirs be a happy reunion in the Father’s house – A friend.
The Jefferson Nursery, near Kimmswick, Jefferson County, MO.
Fine and good assortment of fruit trees…H. JORGEN, Prop.
Sold the farm, and the bees must go. Will sell on the place, cheap for cash, within the next two weeks, hives of bees in simplicity movable frame hives at $1.50 apiece. Also extra hives and the general bee keepers supplies, honey extractor and wax extractor, also Jefferson County axles, extra strong spring wagon, harness, farm tools and implements and other things too numerous to mention. From 36 hives last year, I took 3,500 lbs. of honey and 26 swarms.
W. T. SPENCE, on Hematite and Hillsboro Road.
Rev. W. F. GRUNDY, pastor of the M.E. Church at this place, and his wife have won the respect and esteem of citizens here who are not members of the church, and last week at the suggestion of a good lady, they decided to give a practical token of appreciation. On Friday evening, the assembled in force at Maupin’s Hotel and from they marched to the minister’s residence carrying their tithes of provisions, groceries, etc. and some with cash contributions. No hint of the visit had been given, and they entered without ceremony, taking Mr. and Mrs. GRUNDY by complete surprise. They were enthusiastically welcome though, and some hours were very pleasantly enjoyed.
Ad - St. Louis newspaper
List of Conveyances
Filed with the Recorder during the week ending last Tuesday.
E.F. WILSON to Jno. McKay
Thos. E. MOSS to Fred WEDDE
G.R. RATHBUN to W.M. PIERCE
S.A. REPPY to M.F. HERRINGTON
W. PIERCE to Millard HERRINGTON
J.M. ENGLAND to J.M. KERSHAW
N.W. WELSH to B.F. BOUGHTON
J.W. FLETCHER to Geo. SHARP
Michael O’BRIEN to Peter O’BRIEN
Peter O’BRIEN to Michael SCHLOSSER
A.W. BLAN [sic Blank ?] to Anhauser [sic] & Busch Brewing Co.
Frank M. JOHNSTON to Arthur L. HUSKEY
A.L. ROCKWELL to W.H. KNORPP
? H. HASSE, lot in DeSoto
J. DUCHANE to Chas. SHERMAN
Chas. SHERMAN to Nettie DUCHANE
Geo. W. BELT to R.M. TERRELL
Hope SMITH to T.J. CLARK
Anna C. BUESCHING [sic BUECHTING ?] to Chas. AHRENS
Samuel BRADFIELD, a son of the celebrated Gothic architect, Chas. BRADFIELD was tried before Squire HAEFNER the other day for abusive language and attempted assault on Mr. BURNS. A jury found him guilty and he was fined $25 and costs and he has gone to Hillsboro to settle up.
Good Friday was true to its name and the finest day we have had for some time.
About 1 p.m., Friday, news came that A.H. GORDON was dead. He was buried today (Saturday). Funeral services were held at the Christian Church, Revs. STEPHAN and WORSHAM (in the absence of the pastor), officiating. Quite a number attended and followed the remains to their last resting place.
J.B. BAKEWLL, the well known real estate agent, who says he never took anything in his life unless it was loose at one end, has purchased the COLEMAN [sic COLMAN ?] property on Main Street and intends to remodel and fix up a grand central office. “All’s well that ends well,” so we say good for BAKEWELL.
Merchants are complaining of the dullness of trade this week. Such things as fans and ice, there have been no demand for at all.
At the services Sunday evening, April 10th, at the Presbyterian Church, the house was so full and everyone seemed to be interested in the sermon that the windows were forgotten and the air became so bad that a young lady (Miss Jenny HEADS) fainted. Windows were quickly opened and as soon as possible the young lady was conveyed by friends to the residence of Mrs. OGLE, close by, where she was tenderly cared for during the night. She was very sick, but at last account was recovering.
Shekinah Lodge, No 256 (?). A.F. & A.M., after May 1st, will meet 1st and 3rd Saturday instead of 2nd and 4th as heretofore. The change is for the benefit of the business members. Brethren, take due notice and govern yourselves accordingly.
Eddie FOUNTAIN (sic FONTAN ?), dressed in his sparking suit and bedecked with flowers, rode in from Danby to visit us and have a pleasant time with his friends on Saturday evening, the 3rd. Everything was progressing smoothly and Eddie and his friends were having a good time. Next morning when Eddie went out to feed he discovered that his nag was gone. It seems she had taken a notion not to wait for Ed, but preferred going home alone, leaving Eddie the saddle and bridle to bring when he got ready. However, Ed had a good time and Sunday evening his friend, Hugh STEEL took him home in a cart. This same Eddie is very fond of music. One night he met a friend with a fiddle and they struck up a trade. Eddie gave the suit of clothes he had on for the fiddle and gladly marched home in his hat and socks, playing dance tunes all the way to keep off the mosquitoes.
It is said that there is no word in the French language for ‘home,’ and it was remarked by the Methodist minister’s daughter, “that she had no home’. However, Bro. GIDEON believes in making even a temporary home attractive and beautiful. So the past week he has been painting and decorating the parsonage from the foundation to the top of the stove pipe and it fairly glistens in the sun. For an amateur his selection of colors is all the eye could wish and he artistically blended that they would excite the envy of even a Reubens, Raphael or Michael Angelo.
A small delegation from Danby consisting of Misses Zolly and Sally BAILEY and Alice RUTLEDGE, attended by Messrs. Hugh STEEL and Louis GERBER, of this city, attended Easter services yesterday at the Catholic Church.
Last night (Sunday), we were visited with another severe storm of hail and rain. It is too soon to report damages if any.
As I notice several of your last issues have not contained anything regarding Sulphur Springs, it seem to me that your regular correspondent from this place has lost all interest in matter that especially pertaining to himself, and that he is not keeping himself posted on the in and out goings of young folks as formerly; but we must excuse him for the present, and he tells us he is busy writing a biography of himself.
In the minds of many, and perhaps to yourself, the village of Sulphur Springs bears some resemblance to a cow’s tail, on account of its downward growth. However, this may be only a matter of opinion. Sure, in days of yore, it supported to full blast two liquor saloons, but these are something of the past, and I hope forever gone. It affords me pleasure to inform you that in place of the saloons, we now have a lodge at Good Templars, who are adding forty-eight (?) to the numbers with prospects still bright for more additions, and I can assure you we have some good solid workers; some of them were formerly regular patrons of the saloons, but who now appear to enjoy the pleasant hours spent in our meetings, where neither blackened eyes, bloody noses or broken bones are the order of the night, as was the daily occurrence here during the years of fire-water in galore.
The school election passed off quietly, there being no opposition. Mr. John NOKES was elected director, and Dr. W. W. HULL re-elected road overseer. This is a good choice, judging from the way in which the Doctor has acquitted himself during the past year, and to say that he has doubled in substantial work on the roads of any of his predecessors, is but stating it mildly. And, from the way he is present endeavoring to stir up the community to the great necessity for better roads and the benefits that would be derived from the same, there remains but little doubt in my mind that he will far exceed this year what he accomplished in the past.
Our regular school term having expired, we at present have a private school, kept by Miss REGAL, who by the way is proving herself to be a very efficient young lady in the method of imparting knowledge to her pupils. I am sorry to state that she was forced to expel from her school two of the eldest scholars on account of their attempting to run matters high handed. I am also sorry to state that this school is not being patronized as it ought by those in position to avail themselves of the opportunity of getting education for their children.
Since the death of our late and respected post master, Robert VENN, there are numerous complaints of errors in our post office, but as our present administration is drawing to a close, we doubt but when the new and Democratic party is once more at the wheel, Sulphur Springs post office will be place in the hands of competency. Anon.
Farmers are behind with their work on account of wet weather.
The latest arrivals are a pair of twin boys at W.A. SMITH’s. They weighed 14 ½ pounds, the smallest weighing 7 lbs.
A 10 pound girl arrived at F.J. HEATON’s last week.
Mrs. Joseph DAVIS is slowing improving.
Mrs. Thomas HILL is very low.
Horace McCLAIN, of Valle Mines, is visiting his brother and family, J.T. McCLAIN.
Mrs. BILLY, of Festus, is spending a few weeks at W.A. SMITH’s, taking care of Mrs. SMITH and the twin boys.
W.H. DONNELL and daughter, of Festus came up by railway to see Mrs. HILL, yesterday, who has been very sick for several months at her father, J.T. McCLAIN’s.
Will HALTER sold the property he bought off F.J. HEATON back to the original owner. I understand they are both well pleased with the new bargain.
George SWEET is stopping at Mitchell McCORMACK’s for the present.
Mrs. Ivy BYRD, nee DONNELL, has a fine son only a few weeks old.
James A. WILLIAMS is on the sick list. It is hoped that he will soon be able to resume work.
Mrs. Clarence McCLAIN visited relatives at Festus last week.
Thomas BYRD is at home for a few weeks.
A.J. PHILLIPS, of Hematite, visited friends here last week.
Aleck BAILEY, of Isle au BOIS, passed through here last week fully equipped for the life insurance business.
Public Sale! The undersigned will sell at public sale, Saturday, April 30th, 1892, the following property: Cattle, hogs, horse and cart, wagon, hay, seed potatoes, farming utensils, household and kitchen furniture, and other articles too numerous to mention. Terms – cash. – C. HAELEN, Hillsboro, MO
Rock Creek was up and booming last week and much damage was done by the waters.
There has been a great stir among farmers toward farming. Oats are about all sowed.
Wheat is looking well in this locality. There will be some prospect of raising enough for their bread, as the farmers will not be disappointed altogether.
There has been a good prospect for fruit of all kinds, up to the late frosts. Strawberries and peaches are in bloom.
There is plenty young stock on Rock Creek. There are more young colts around here than there has been for quite a number of years.
Jonas YATES declares he has the fastest stock on Rock Creek. The animal is a young sorrel, whose sire is owned by S. P. HARRIS, of Sulphur Springs.
The first thing on the programme for Tuesday morning the 8th inst., was for our road overseer to got to A. KASSEBAUM for lunch and three kegs of Anhauser & Busch’s best for the school meeting, which was held in the Yates district that evening. The meeting was well attended, there being about 54 present. The length of the term is to be 7 months for the following year. J. YATES was elected road overseer by acclamation.
Misses Louisa and Emma BECKER are at home. They intend to stay with their parents this summer.
Miss Anna HAMPEL returned from St. Louis last Friday. She intends spending Easter with her parents.
The Yates school closed on the 14th inst., with quite an attendance. F.D. HOEFER has taught two successive terms in this district and every body seemed to be well satisfied. His enrollment was 56 pupils. The last day was passed by examinations and recitations, and about 2 p.m., J. YATES and F. BECKER were sent to the store for candies and peanuts. They soon returned with the buggy loaded, by order of the teacher. It was distributed among the scholars and visitors. At half-past 4 school closed, the scholars leaving with their pockets full of candy and peanuts and their heads full of knowledge, and greeting their teacher a happy goodbye, hoping him to return in Autumn.
Surnames mentioned in this program announcement were:
Mr. Bert CROWDER, Morse’s Mill; Mr. James McNAMEE; Miss Till G. KECK, DeSoto; Mr. CALVERT, Victoria; Mr. D.B. VEAZEY; Prof. NATIONS, Principal of Crystal City schools; John B. SCOTT, School Commissioner.
[Transcriber Note: The advertisements listed on this particular newspaper page are very legible and bright, making them the best choice to use for a printed copy if desired.]
~The Cash House of HOEKEN & WITTRAM, Hillsboro, MO~
~For Sale or Trade~
The valuable and well known horse, ‘Forest Time,’ is for sale or trade at a bargain. Call at my farm on Sandy or address me at Jarvis P.O.
R. G. HOEKEN
The next regular meeting of Jefferson County F. & L.U. will be held in Hillsboro, April 15, 1892, at 10 o’clock a.m. W.J. F. KIRK, Secretary, Kimmswick, MO.
~HURTGEN & HUBELI~
Blacksmiths, and Wagon-Makers, Hillsboro, MO
-Also, keeps a full supply of –
Stalk Cutters, Carts, Walking Plows, Buggies and Harrows.
Riding and Walking Cultivators and all kinds of Farming Implements as cheap as can be bought anywhere. Call and see us when you need any work of machinery in our lines.
~Granite and Marble~
John SCHNEIDER, DeSoto, MO
Head stones, Tombs, Mantles, Etc. at lowest prices.
Special attention given to designing and executing first-class cemetery improvement.
~Dr. H. E. ZORN~
The Dentist, DeSoto Dental Rooms – Upstairs- the corner Main and Clement Streets.
~New Country Store~
Glade Chapel, Jefferson County, MO
Will aim to keep an assortment of all goods needed to supply my custom and sell at the lowest profit. All Country Produce – Taken at the highest market price. A liberal share of public patronage respectfully solicited by Mrs. Anna FRAZIER.
Clark’s Hotel, Hillsboro, MO. Boarding by Day, Week or Month. The best of fare and satisfaction guaranteed. Custom is Respectfully Solicited. A feed stable is also kept in connection with the hotel. William MORRIS, Prop.
Houses’ Springs, MO, General Blacksmith and Wagon Maker. Keeps constantly on hand a full line of Coffins and Burial Casks, at lowest prices.
~John SPARK’s Saloon~
(Vollmar’s Old Stand) Hillsboro, MO
Hillsboro, MO; E B. MAUPIN, Prop.
Custom Respectfully Solicited
Vehicles and Machinery~
F. HACKE has just bought, directly from the factory…..Empire Harvester machinery….
Sulkey Hay Rakes; (with the best improvements), Top and Spring Buggies, with leather quartered tops, Two-seated Wagons.
….He has the best plows ever made at the lowest wholesale prices. I guarantee everything…F. HACKE, Agricultural Machinery and Implement Warehouse (Opposite the City Roller Mills).
~Call at the Bonne Terre Farming & Cattle Co’s Store~
Herculaneum, MO. See what they can do for you in the way of …canned fruits and vegetables, provisions, dry goods, boots and shoes, fresh garden seeds…in fact, anything you may want. This store works in harmony with their Mammoth Establishment…it is connected by wire; and anything not in stock can be in short notice. Country Produce taken in exchange.
~The Home Market of Jefferson County~
F.C. VOLLMAR, dealer in Dry Goods, Groceries, Boots and Shoes, Hats and Caps, Clothing, Provisions, Cutlery….Antonia, MO
First class Accommodation for Men and Beast.
General Merchandise, Pevely, MO. I will keep constantly on hand, and for sale….
Dry Goods, Groceries, Provisions, Seeds. Will also pay the highest market price for country produce. Soliciting a share of public patronage.
Louis GREVE’s General Store is the place to get your Groceries, Dry Goods, Hats and Caps, Boots and Shoes, Provisions, Hard, Glass, Wood and Everything usually found in a No. 1 General Store. Agent for the Phoenix Insurance Company of Hartford. Pevely, MO.
~Crystal Plate Glass Co’s Store, Crystal City, MO.
N.K. FAIRBANK & Co., St. Louis, MO.