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Subject: Jefferson Democrat - March 21, 1888
Date: Fri, 23 Apr 2004 15:22:30 EDT


Jefferson Democrat
March 21, 1888
(Other items from this page appear on Charlotte's Pearls archived:
11/06/2002/dated: 03/29/1888)

Items of News -
Sassafras is about ripe, which maketh Squire McFARLAND smile.

James LAFOON had his horse's picture taken, by our special artist.

We printed invitations to an Easter Monday hop at Louis YEIDA's, Pevely.

D.L. JARVIS contemplates starting a general store, at his place on Sandy, in
the near future.

Rev. J. Addison SMITH will preach at Festus on the 4th Sabbath of this month.

W.H.H. THOMAS went down to Poplar, last Sunday, to look after his land
interests in Butler County.

Call on W.L. & G.D. STONE, opposite the passenger depot, DeSoto, for anything
in the news, book or stationery line, or for fine cigars, notions, etc,

Richard HOEKEN sold an interest in his saloon to William BRYAN of DeSoto last
week. William BAKER is still barkeeper.

Martin JOHNSON, of DeSoto, was added to the list of U.S. pensioners, the past
week, and P.B. HAVERSTICK, of Victoria was restored to the list.

Licensed to marry - Charles M. FRAZIER and Louisa B. McCARTY, Joseph VINYARD
and Martha J. MORRISON, John D. NOIDER (Nolder?) and Lena E. UERTZEN.

The Hillsboro public school term will close next Tuesday. Prof. MACLAY will
teach a two months' private school, provided he gets enough pupils, beginning
April 10th.

George PELLERIN, one of the young men fined at last term of Circuit court for
gambling, is boarding out his fine and costs at the expense of the taxpayers
in the county jail.

T.L. McCORMACK, Esq., united in the bonds of matrimony, on the evening of the
14th inst., at the residence of the bride's father in Plattin township, Chas.
B. FRAZIER and Miss L.B. McCARTY. (Middle initial differs from above.)

B. CHARPIE(?), who has recently opened up a fancy bakery and confectionery,
in PECAUT's block, DeSoto, spent a couple of hours in Hillsboro, one day last
week, and gave us an order for job work.

All who are in need of a coffin will do well to get it of B. LACKAMP,
Hillsboro, in so doing they will get the loan of a suitable (?)engoa, crape, and
white gloves without extra charge.

Dick HOEKEN is improving his residence by building a porch to its front. He
should proceed with the good work, and while he has not much else to do, put a
substantial business house on the old Amor place.

Eddie WALKER left us last week, and went to DeSoto to learn the carpenter
trade with Mr. HEMME. Eddie is a good boy, and we have no doubt that he will
succeed in the trade he has chosen, as his genius inclines that way.

The Annual Meeting of the Rock Township Anti-Horsethief Society will be held
at ZIMPFER's hall, in Antonia, on the first Saturday in April next at 4 p.m.

One day last week George MURRELL's two little boys were fooling with a
hatchet, when one of them accidentally struck the other on the hand, cutting off one
of his fingers. Dr. MOCKBEE was called on to dress the wound.

Rev. LOIZO, an Evangelist, preached in Hillsboro, last Sunday, noon and
evening. He had larger audiences than preachers usually have here, and as he knows
what he wants to say and how to say, would be interesting to listen to if he
would take some note of time. (This is the actual sentence.)

Our special artist is now prepared to take horseographs or jackotypes, having
commenced the business, this week, by taking the pictures of Old Silver Heel
and Young Giant, two magnificent stallions, as well as of the fine young jack,
"John." All these animals are owned by C.T. JARVIS.

Mrs. LAWRENCE, mother of Mrs. W.T. SPENCE, of near this place, died on the
14th inst., at the residence of Mr. S. She was over 80 years of age and had not
been right well for some time. Mrs. SPENCE accompanied the remains of her
mother to Springfield, IL, where the old lady had formerly lived and where other
members of the family had lived.

Next Saturday night is the time for a regular communication of Joachim Lodge
A.F. and A. M. There will probably be work in the 1st degree. A full
attendance of the members is desired, as it is contemplated to make an appropriation
towards the Masonic Home, which the Missouri Mason intend building.

Our youngest brother, Usmas (?), has been appointed postal clerk on the
railroad between Deming and Los Angeles, CA, and is now performing the duties of
the office. Our brother, Tom, is still in Washington City, and is expected to
be here about the last week of this month, on his way to his AZ home. He
expects to remain a week to see his old friends.

Wallace HARDESTY, a young man who was raised by John W. McCREERY, was here
last week on a visit to his old friends. HARDESTY met with an accident on the
railroad last fall, which resulted in the loss of a leg. He has lately
received two thousand dollars from the company as compensation for his injury, and is
having a good time with it. His present home is at Corning, Ark.

On Sunday, the 12th instant, Lansen (?Lausen) FRAZIER's two year old boy got
hold of some rough on rats and proceeded to dose himself with it. It is not
known how much he swallowed, but it was enough to make him quite sick, and it
is quite likely that the sweet milk and fresh butter, which his mother poured
down him, was all that saved him. People who keep poisons around the house,
should keep it out of the reach of children.

Dick HOEBEN went to St. Francois County, this week, for the purpose of buying
a good jack, so that the farmers hereabout might raise good mules in future.
He instructed Wm. ALEXANDER, his man of all work, to sow three acres of oats,
for which the ground had been prepared. Well, ALEXANDER did sow oats with a
vim - not wild ones either, but oats that Dick had got from the North at fancy
prices - and put upwards of 18 bushels on the patch of ground. Dick might
have saved his St. Francois trip if he had had the oats sown a week ago.

Elder J.J. HALEY, editor of the Christian Evangelist of St. Louis, will
preach at the Christian Church, Crystal City, on Sunday morning and evening. He is
a preacher of eminent ability and of wide experience, having been engaged
many years preaching the Gospel in Australia. On his return to America he
occupied the editorial chair of the Apostolic Guide of Cincinnati, which position he
recently resigned to take charge of the Christian Evangelist, the most
prominent religious journal in the whole west.

The Gust. HAMEL Manufacturing Co. now carries a full line of all kinds of
lumber, sash, doors, blinds, shingles, etc. All kinds of mill work done to
order. Office in Lumberyard corner Second and Boyd Streets, DeSoto. Also
manufacture screen doors at wholesale prices.

Miss Carrie WILLIAMS' will has been filed for probate, but will have to be
forwarded to San Diego, CA, for proof. She gives to Miss Sallie PINSON her
store house, on Main Street, DeSoto, a note on Henry HERSTEIN and her piano; to
Miss Virdie WILLAMS, her dwelling on Second Street, note on W.F. BROWN and $900
DeSoto schoolbonds; to Mrs. C. GORHAM notes for $1000, on Gorham & Auerswald;
to T.L. WILLIAMS, the notes he owes her; to Dr. L.W. CAPE, the notes he owes
her; and if there is any balance, after payment of expenses and debts, it is to
be equally divided between Misses Sallie PINSON and Virdie WILLIAMS.

The contest for the postoffice at House's Springs is getting to be a serious
affair. Last week the postmaster, ?.E.C. WILSON, was arrested by a U.S.
Marshal, and taken to St. Louis to answer to a charge of demanding and receiving an
illegal fee in a pension case. WILSON assisted a man, named HENSON, in
proving up his claim and getting his pension, and was paid a large amount out of
the first payment HENSON received. WILSON claims that the money paid him by
HENSON was not in the nature of a fee at all, but was a return of money advanced
and paid out from time to time for HENSON. HENSON puts quite a different
phase upon the matter, and people are divided, each side believing just what they
would prefer should be true.

Obituary
Died, near Hematite, December 9th, 1887, at the residence of her daughter,
Mrs. D. McKEE, our beloved mother Elizabeth VINYARD... (poem)

Public Sale
The undersigned will sell, at his place four miles north of Hillsboro and a
half mile east of rockroad from Hillsboro to St. Louis, on Tuesday, March 27,
1888, four head of horses, three mules, cattle, sheep, hogs, a reaper and
mower, wheat drill, two 2-horse wagons, a cider mill, harness, farming utensils,
hay, corn and oats, household and kitchen furniture, and other articles too
numerous to mention. Terms...
A. PULS

STRINGTOWN -
Mr. HUMES is improving his place by building a very large barn.

Joseph ROQUES, a very good citizen, will move into this neck of the woods.

Michael BYRNE's mill take the rag off the bush in making white flour; he
beats them all.

Abraham CROMWELL is about to move away. We are sorry to lost such a quiet
neighbor.

Over about House's Spring the people seem to have been in considerable muddle
over their postoffice, but I believe the excitement is cooling down at the
present time.

Andrew CHARTRAND has a daughter and son, whose combined weight is five
hundred pounds. There are eight in the family, including the old folks, and
together they pull down sixteen hundred. What family will beat this in Jefferson
County? [That's nothing; go down to Pevely, W.D. -Ed.]

Augustus BONACKER has returned from a visit to Texas County. He says, while
there, he stopped with John STOUSE and Ab. HILTERBRAND, formerly of this
neighborhood, and that they are doing well, both having good farms. STOUSE's son is
engaged in the mercantile business. Gus says Texas County produces grain
better than any one would suppose from outward appearances of the county.

HEMATITE -
We understand that our old friend, Mr. Phillips, has added a small stock of
drugs to his store of paint. (This is really what it says...)

Quite a delegation of St. Louis men were down, last Friday, viewing our rock
quarry and cement stone. Looked like they meant business.

Mr. T. BYRD's school closed last Friday. Quite a number of the patrons were
present and well pleased with the progress the pupils had made. The two
prizes were won by Master Willie NOLLNER and Miss Maggie McCORMACK.

J.W. NULL and son are off for Elmo in about three weeks. Having already
ordered the machinery for a fifty barrel mill to that city, they expect to have it
running in about a month. Sorry to lose such good citizens, but such is life
in this world.

For Sale
One good brood sow, mixed Jersey Red and Berkshire, with 9 pigs. Apply to
Mrs. L. C. BRADY, one mile north of Zion Church.

CRSTYAL and FESTUS -
Coke BRICKEY had gone on the City of Providence as clerk.

Miss Lydia BRICKEY is visiting on Plattin, at Mr. Thomas L. DONNELL's.

Mr. Pete BRICKEY, of Osceola, Ark., surprised his folks by dropping in
Saturday evening.

Mrs. NEALE spent two days in Crystal City, last week, the guest of her
husband, Manager NEALE.

Miss Lilia BRIERTON returned from Hematite, Saturday, her school at that
place having closed.

Misses Florence ENGLAND and Lily WAGGENER were in town, last week, at Mrs. S.
T. WAGGENER's.

Mrs. Justus BEAN and daughter, Miss Clara, of Irondale, were the guests of
Mrs. BRIERTON, Saturday.

Jack Jones' new house, in Moore's addition, is nearing completion and will be
ready for occupancy in a week.

Miss Anna HAAS retuned from St. Louis, last week, accompanied by her sister,
Mrs. STARKE (?Starre), who will spend a few days with her parents.

Teams Wanted
To haul clay from Regina to Victoria. Steady hauling year round.
I. MANDLE, Regina, Mo.

For Sale
A new four room house, with cistern and other conveniences, close to railroad
depot in Festus. Will sell cheap for cash. Frank KENNER, Festus, MO

Public Auction
On account of failing hearth, I will retire from active business, and will
sell at my stand in Kimmswick, at public auction on Saturday, April 7, 1888, the
following property: One mare, one young horse broke to harness, on year old
colt, two milch cows, farm wagon, a cart, harness, cultivator, cider press,
stalk cutter, a hay press almost new, mower, Sulky hay rake, hoes, hand rakes,
and many other implements and articles. Terms....Martin MEYER



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