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Jefferson Democrat, Hillsboro, Jefferson county, Missouri
WEDNESDAY, 5 SEPTEMBER 1883
'Squire McFARLAND had the pleasure of marrying two couples
last month. the first was Erasmus DICKEMAN and Adeline
JONES, on the 12th, and the second Wm. T. HUSKEY and Amanda
COUCH, on the 29th.
Wm. M. CARVER died at the residence of James BAKER, near
Fenton, St. Louis county, August 26, 1883, of typhoid
malarial fever, aged 22 years, 5 months and 17days. He
leaves a mother, three brothers and large concourse of
relatives, many of them in this county.
Mr. M. FLYNN, who has been very ill at Neighbor STELBRINK's,
received bad news on Wednesday evening of last week, to the
effect that one of his grand-children had died. The old
gentleman is was still very feeble, but insisted on going
home. Seeing that nothing would do, Mr. SHEIBLE volunteered
to accompany him to Potosi. The arrived there all right,
and Mr. FLYNN seemed no worse from the effects of the trip.
ANOTHER HORROR - The murder of Mack MARSDEN and Allen
HENSLEY, which occured last Thursday, is the latest
paragraph in the chapter of horrors that have disgraced our
county during the last few years. We presume, everybody in
the county has already heard some version of the affair;
but, and a faithful chronicler of passing events, it becomes
our duty to publish a statement of the facts:
The two men were returning from St. Louis in an open
BECKERLEG was some minutes in advance of them and W.C. FINE
about the same distance, but neither near enough to hear the
report of the guns, though this is probable by reason of the
noise of their wagons, rather than the distance they were
from the scene. Mr. FINE, who was carrying the mail from
South St. Louis to this place, was the first to discover the
tragedy. About two or two and a half miles beyond Antonia,
he came across a man lying in the road. He at first thought
it some drunken person, but his horse refusing to pass,
caused him to make a closer inspection, and he found it to
be the body of Mack MARSDEN, riddled with buckshot. He at
once went to Mr. MENG's, the nearest house to the place, and
brought Mr. MENG to the scene, to watch the body while he
drove to Antonia. When he got to Antonia he found Allen
HENSLEY there, being cared for by the citizens. The
assassin had been in wait, and as Mack and Allen approached
in the buggy, had emptied their shot guns at them, MARSDEN
falling dead and HENSLEY falling back in the buggy, badly
crippled, with his head hanging over the hind gate. In this
condition the horse carried him along to Antonia, where he
was taken from the buggy and medical assistance sent for.
When Mr. FINE came up with the news of finding MARSDEN's
body, a messenger was sent at once to Hillsboro, and some
persons went back and brought the body to Antonia. Sheriff
WEAVER and several others started for the scene as soon as
they heard the news, but before arriving there, they met
MARSDEN's relatives, taking the body to his fathers
residence on Sandy. They also tried to convey HENSLEY home,
but had to stop with him at John GILLMAN's, he being unable
to proceed further. HENSLEY was able to talk and made a
statement to 'Squire EDINGER that John MARSDEN, Thomas MOSS
the shooting. A warrant was issued for their
arrest and they were all arrested that night by Marshal
BEAL, in De Soto, and lodged in the jail at HIllsboro. John
MARSDEN was in De Soto all that day and can prove an alibi
by a hundred persons, and the others claim to be able to
prove that they were several miles away when the shooting
was done. It is admitted that they went to Sulphur Springs
that morning and were in the woods, hunting but they say
they carried rifles and can prove where they were. The fact
of HENSLEY being so badly mistaken in regard to John
MARSDEN, will have a serious effect on his testimony in
regard to the other two men, and as yet no one else has been
found, who can throw any light on the subject.
Dr. BREWSTER went out to Mr. MARSDEN's on Friday and
held an inquest,
the jury finding that Mack came to his death at the hands of
unknown parties. The evidence, aside from Allen HENSLEY's
statement, consisted only in the finding of the body by Mr.
FINE, and the hearing of three gunshots, about noon by Mr.
MENG. The Coroner counted thirty shots in Mack's body,
besides the five of six that penetrated his skull.
HENSLEY died Friday night and an inquest was held
Saturday the jury
finding that he came to his death by gunshot by wounds
inflicted by Thomas MOSS, James MOSS, and John or Allen
MARSDEN. They had the same evidence that was used at the
MARSDEN inquest, and these two jury verdicts illustrate, how
men can form different opinions for the same circumstances.
Both men were badly mutilated by the shot, MARSDEN
being struck by as
many as thirty buckshot and HENSLEY by eighteen. MARSDEN
leaves a wife and child and HENSLEY was un married. The
name of Mack MARSDEN has become familiar to the people of
the county during the past year, he having been accused of
various murders, arsons and robberies, and by a great many
he was held in deadly terror. The only time he was ever
tried for any crime, was for the murder of Mr.VAIL, at which
trial he was acquitted. He seemed a great favorite with his
family, who have all along protested his innocence of the
crimes of which he had been accused, and claim that he has
been the victim of foul conspiracies. They have been very
bitter towards all persons who had anything to do with
bringing Mack to trial, and we come in for a good share of
their abuse for simply publishing a statement of the facts
after the trial was over. That bitter feeling is now
greatly intensified, and they have said some very bad things
against the people of Hillsboro in general and the officers
in particular, and don't seem to have much faith in any
efforts that are made to ferret out the perpetrators of this
last deed, even going so far as to insult the Sheriff and
his posse. There is no occasion for this. The people of
HIllsboro did not believe Mack the innocent person which his
friends pretended him to be; but they did nothing to
contribute to this horrible result, and have always
counseled obedience to law and order.
Monday morning John MARSDEN was discharged and Allen
instead. 'Squires RANKIN and GOFF came up from DE Soot and
examined the three prisoners and, after a full hearing of
all the evidence, they were all discharged. The State's
side of the case consisted entirely of statements as to what
Allen HENSLEY had told about the shooting. He fixed the
hour at 11 o'clock, and said to some of the witnesses that
he might be mistaken as to John MARSDEN being one of the men
- that if John was not there it was Allen MARSDEN, Thomas
MOSS and Jimmie MOSS. Enmity between the parties was also
proven. Defendants admitted being out hunting that day, from
Sulphur Springs, but proved that two carried rifles and the
third a small shot gun. They proved by several that they
were seen near the town of Sulphur shortly after 12; that
the distance from there to the place of shooting was eight
or nine miles, over very rough country; that a man could not
travel the route in less than two hours. Mr. MENG, the only
person that heard the shooting, was at dinner when the shots
WEDNESDAY 5 SEPTEMBER 1883
SUNDAY SCHOOL CONVENTION - The 17th annual session of the
Jefferson County Sunday School convention was held in a
grove, on the banks of Big River, near Morse's Mill, on
Tuesday, August 28, 1883, and was presided over by Mr. R.G.
MORGAN, the president. There was a good attendance,
including such old workers as Rev. J.C. DOWNER, and Messrs.
N. SLAWSON, J.M. BAILEY and F. JENNI, who did most of the
R.W. McMULLIN, Phil. SLAWSON and W.R. DONNELL were
resolutions, and Rev. J.C. DOWNER, N. SLAWSON and J.M.
BAILEY committee on nominations. The following recommended
by the committee were elected officers for the ensuing year:
W.R. DONNELL, president; vice-president Central township,
J.F. GREEN; Joachim, J.M. BAILEY; Plattin, C.F. LEE; Valle,
J.C. CAPE; Big River, Elijah BURGESS; Meramec, Rev. S.
MEDLEY; Rock, T.W. GUY; secretary, R.W. McMULLIN; executive
committee, Rev. J.C. DOWNER, J.M. SHELTON and W.T. NICCOLLS.
A very elegant and bountiful dinner was furnished in
the grove by Mrs.
J.B. MORSE, Mrs. Wm. GRAHAM, Mrs. J.R. HARRISON and other
ladies, and was partaken of with relish by all, and called
forth the usual resolution of thanks.
MAXVILLE- On the evening of the 23d inst., we had a severe
storm of wind, rain and lightning, J. MILLER, near the
Lutheran church, had a mule killed by lighting; Louis F--OM
was visiting a neighbor, John ROSS(?), when the storm came
up - the two men were standing near a mulberry tree, when
the lightning splintered the tree and knocked them both
down. REISS was not badly hurt, but Dr. SAPPINGTON was
called in and staid the night with FLAMON(?) before he
brought him to. He is now doing well.
On the 21st, Mrs. Catharine, wife of George Jacob BECKER,
died of heart disease, at the age of 85 years. Her husband
is about the same age.
August 13th, an infant son of Thomas SCHAEFER died, of
inflamation of the brain, aged 15 months. Maxville, August
Mrs. Julia DOEBLER, daughter of Martin MEYER of this place,
died Sunday afternoon at her father's home, after a
lingering illness of about two years. She has many warm
friends at this place. She only arrived home Saturday
WEDNESDAY, 12 SEPTEMBER 1883
Circuit court is in session this week, but judging for
appearances there is not much to be done. The grand jury is
composed of W.J. WILLIAMS, forman, and Thos. BYRNS, Abraham
CROMWELL, J.W. TENBROOK, James BURGESS, J.R. WILLIAMS, Rob.
RICHARDSON, Landan STRICKLAND, W.A. GAMEL, Louis ADAMS, J.R.
McCULLOCH and John C. WATT. The following cases were
disposed of during the first two days: HAVERSTICK vs..
railroad company, judgment for $12.85; LANDER vs.. PALMER,
ejectment, judgment for plaintiff; SWART vs.. OSTERWALD,
judgment for $513.67; ROUTER vs.. SATTLEMEYER, decree
correcting deed and giving plaintiff possession; HORINE vs..
LANDOLT & EHERENBERG, for value of hogs, judgment for $103.
J.B. COFFIN of Swifton, Ark., took in our county fair last
James L. COUCH and Miss Leonora LONG were joined in wedlock,
by 'Squire G.M. McFARLAND, on the 2nd inst.
Mr. Johannes LUDWIG, of Crystal Station, died last Friday,
aged 63 years. He was a man of great enterprise and a
On Saturday evening, August 25, 1883, 'Squire John DUNNIGAN
united in marriage, at the residence of the bride's father,
George VOGT, Mr. Henry EHLERS and Miss Sarah Margaret VOGT.
During the past two weeks marriage license; have been issued
to William T. HUSKEY and Amanda A. COUCH, Curtis E.
RICHARDSON and Alida WILLIAMS, James L. --UCH and Leonora
LONG, Abraham CROMWELL and Katie KIDD, Charles A. PRATTE and
Lattie J. EVANS, Daniel DONOVAN and -in A. MURPHY, Wm.
SCHWALBERT and ---ina(?) BECKER, George VINYARD and Mag---
The residence of Johannes LUDWIG, on Rockfort Hill, near
Crystal Station, was destroyed by fire, last Wednesday
night, the origin of the fire being a mystery. Mr. LUDWIG
was in bed, sick at the time, but assistance came in time to
remove him and most of the household goods. the house
occupying such a prominent position, the flames lit up the
country for many miles and were plainly seen in Hillsboro.
We have not heard any estimate of the amount of loss or
On the 31st ult., Mr. and Mrs. Thomas SMITH celebrated the
tenth anniversary of their wedded life, at Crystal City.
Quite a number of friends were present and Mrs. SMITH spread
an excellent supper, of which all partook heartily. Music
was furnished and all enjoyed themselves until a late hour.
Mr. and Mrs. SMITH were the recipients of a number of nice
presents, which were presented by friends in tokens of
esteem. Mr. and Mrs. SMITH enjoy the reputation of being
the largest couple in Crystal City, their combined weight
being over 400 pounds. We hope they will live to celebrate
many more anniversaries.
The fatman and family attended the fair last Thursday, and
had a pleasant time. While there we had the pleasure of
meeting our old friends, Hans. BART, WALKER, Jasper BURKE
and Bart. BROWN of St. Francois COUNTY, and Messrs.
THOMAS, LYTLE and Cruise HIGGINBOTHAM, Barney FLYNN, Steve
SHORE, Bob BROWN and Dr. TAYLOR of Washington County. The
latter, although cotton-headed, was very spry and had a
clean shave which lends us to; begin to suspect something.
We are under obligations to Jos. C. FOX of De Soto, for
favors extended on that day. The weather turned very cool
in the evening, so much that the youngsters complained of
being cold on the trip homeward. Not being desirous to pay
a doctor bill, we stopped at Victoria and asked Mrs. C.
MARSDEN for some quilts, which were willingly furnished, and
for which favor we shall ever be gratefully remember this
WEDNESDAY 12 SEPTEMBER 1883
DE SOTO DOTINGS - Prof. SHELTON's family has increased - its
COUNTY COURT - County court was in session last Saturday and
transacted the following business: Prosecuting attorney was
ordered to collect from the estate of Gen. A. PARTNEY,
amount paid out by county for him.
LIST OF PREMIUMS AWARDED AT OUR FAIR.
- Best stallion, 4 years, J.C. SMITH
- Best Stallion, 3 years, J.F. GUENSLER
- Best Stallion, 2 years, J.W. FLETCHER
- Best mare, 4 years, T.F. DUNINGAN(?)
- Best mare, 3 years, D.C. McCORMACK
- Best mare, 2 years, Ed. BAGE
- Best Brood mare, W.H. WASHBURN
- Best Gelding, 4 years, H. HAMEL
- Best gelding, 3 years, D.C. McCORMACK
HORSES, ALL WORK
- Best Stallion, 4 years, J.C. ALEXANDER
- Best Stallion, 3 years, John F. GANSTER(?)
- Best Stallion, 2 years, J.W. FLETCHER
- Best mare, 4 years, A. BLACKWELL
- Best mare, 3 years, J.B. BABEY(?)
- Best mare, 2 years, J.W. FLETCHER
- Best Brood mare and colt, Peter HAMPOL
- Gelding, 4 years, James ACKLEY
- Gelding, 3 years, J.T. McCLAIN
- Gelding, 2 years, -.-. FLETCHER
- Matched team, T.J. BUELL(?)
- Carriage team, S. D---DING(?)
- Brood mare, D.W. BRYANT
- Saddle Horse, J.C. ALEXANDER
- Saddle Horse, T.F. DONNELL
- Saddle gelding, D.C. McCORMACK
SWEEPSTAKES - ROADSTERS
- Stallion, J.C. SMITH
- Mare, D.W. BRYANT
- Stallion, Louis HALL
- Gelding, T.C. DONNELL
- Mare, W.T. BLACKWELL
- Colt. Frank HAESSEL(?)
JEFFERSON COUNTY HORSES ONLY
- Fastest stallion, mare or gelding, 4 years, Hermann HAMEL.
- Fastest stallion, mare or gelding, 3 years, B. DRAKE.
FREE FOR ALL
Fastest trotter, 4 years, S.W. FLETCHER
Fastest trotter, 3 years, B. DRAKE
Fastest trotter, 2 years, J.W. FLETCHER
Pacing, one mile, H. HAMEL, 1st; Thomas DONNELL,
2nd, Aaron COLE, 3rd.
Trotting, J.C. CALDWELL(?), 1ST; J.C. ALEXANDER,
2nd, J.W. FLETCHER, 3rd.
Pacing, H. HAMEL, 1st.; Thos. DONNELL, 2nd; Aaron COLE, 3rd.
Pacer or trotter - Jefferson County horse - H. HAMEL, 1st;
Thos. DONNELL, 2nd. Fastest mule, P. BERRYMAN, 1st.; T.
DONNELL, 2nd. Running, half mile, A. COLE, 1st; J.A. CAIN,
2nd, Dr. AUERSWALD, 3RD. Mile and repeat, J.C.
ALEXANDER, 1st; J.W. FLETCHER, 2nd. One mile, ALEXANDER,
1st; J.D. LUCAS, 2nd. Plug race, half mile entries, 1st. Wm.
PINSON; J.W. FLETCHER. Plug race, half mile, John COLE 1st;
AUERSWALD, 2nd; CAIN 3rd. Jack, 3 years, W.T.
BLACKWELL Mule, 1year, T.J. DONNELL Mule, 2 years, Perry
McCORMACK Colt, H.F. HAGEN Mule, Thomas HIGGINBOTHAM Gentle
rider, D.C. McCORMACK Best bull, 4 years, W.G. MANION Best
bull, 3 years, J.N. DOUGLAS Best bull, 2 years, Frank KOHN
Best bull, 1 years, P.C. McCORMACK Best bull, under 1 years,
W.R. DONNELL Best fat cow, Frank KELM Bull, sweepstakes,
J.N. DOUGLAS Cow, sweepstakes, W.R. DONNELL Chester, white
sow, N.W. WELCH Berkshire, boar under 1 years, J.C. MERRELL
Berkshire, sow, S.A. BAGE Berkshire, sow, under 1 years,
J.C. MERRELL Boar, sweepstakes, N.W. WELCH Sow, sweepstakes,
S.A. BAGE Buck, 2 years, J.M. BAILEY Buck, 1 year, J.M.
BAILEY Ewe, 2 years, J.M. BAILEY Ewe, 1 years, Peter STROUP
Southdown buck, 2 years, H.F. HAGEN Southdown buck, 1 years,
D.L. CLEMENS Southdown ewe, 2 years, H.F. HAGEN Southdown
ewe, 1 year, H.F. HAGEN Fat Sheep, D.L. CLEMENS Fat lamb,
D.L. CLEMENS Asian fowls, A.J. LUCKEY Dunginm(?) fowls, J.C.
MERRELL Fowls of any kind, W.L. REID Pair game fowls, J.A.
CAIN Half dozen fowls, A.J. LUCKEY Pair turkey, J.C. MERRELL
Geese, James A. LAFOON Display(?) poultry, W.L. REID Honey
in comb, H.F. HAGAN Plum jelly, Louis(?) SAUCIER Jar
cucumber pickles, Mrs. BUCHER Cabbage pickles, Mrs. BUCHER
Tomato pickles, Mrs. BUCHER Onion pickles, Mrs. BUCHER
Canned tomatoes, Mrs. W.J. WILDER Canned peaches(?), Mrs.
W.J. WILDER Fruits preserved in sugar, Mrs. GORHAM Apple
butter, Mrs. GORHAM Canned strawberries, Mrs. J.R. HARVEY
Dried apples, John FOXTON Norton's Virginia wine, A. RACINE
Cider, T.J. DONNELL Apples, six varieties, Henry SEEMEL
Apples, Fall, S.A. BAGE Fall pears, E. WILLIAMS Norton's
wigwum(?) grapes, Henry SEEMEL Grapes, other varities, E.
WILLIAMS Variety of flowers, J.W. BUCHER
WEDNESDAY, 12 SEPTEMBER 1883
LIST OFPREMIUMS AWARDED AT OUR FAIR.
- Bouquets,J.W. BUCHER
- Dahlias(?),J.W. BUCHER
- Winter apples(?), S.A. BAGE
- White wheat, James A. LAFOON
- Red wheat, Charles HERSCHER
- White wheat, John TULLOCH
- Yellow corn, G.W. McCORMACK
- Oats, S.A. BAGE
- Rye, W.T. ROBERTS
- Timothy seed, J.J. & C.H. SMITH
- Tobacco, L.D. ASHCRAFT
- Sorghum, Mrs. M. WASHBURN
- Early potatoes, W.J. HARRISON
- Late potatoes, J.J. & C.H. SMITH
- Sweet potatoes, A.M. FERRELL
- Onions, Mrs. M. WASHBURN
- Cabbage, Henry SEEMEL
- Carrots, Henry KLEISLER
- Potatoes, George HAMEL
- Beets, G.W. McCORMACK
- Radishes, J.W. BUCNER
- Tomatoes, Henry KLEISLE
- Squashes, J.W. BUCHER
- Melons, Henry KLEISLE
- Cucumbers, Henry KLEISLE
- Lima BEANS, George HAMEL
- White beans, Mrs. M. WASHBURN
- Green beans, George HAMEL
- Peas, J.W. BUCHER
- Display vegetables, George HAMEL
- Woolen hose, Mrs. A. BISCA(?)
- Woolen socks, Mrs. A. SOUTH
- Cotton hose, Mrs. A. SOUTH
- Cotton socks, Mrs. Rose RACINE(?)
- Fancy socks, Mrs. McGLOSEN
- Mittens, Lida DRAKE
- Darning, Mrs. SHUIETT(?)
- Infants dress, Mrs. BURROUGHS
- Transfer work, Mrs. L.J. RANKIN
- Infants shawl, Mrs. McGLOSHEN
- Infants skirt, Mrs. J.R. HARVEY
- Silk work on canvas, Mrs. H.N. JENKINS
- Toilet cushion, Nellie FRENCH
- Picture(?), Fannie FETTE
- Sofa cushion, L. OSTERTAG
- Ottoman, Mrs. A. WILLIAMS
- Toilet cushion, Mrs. L.J. RANKIN
- Cover, Mrs. J.M. BUCHER
- Tidy, Mrs. Rosa HIATT(?)
- Hand knit tidy, Mrs. O. FICH
- Lamp Mat, Mrs. Rosa HYATT
- Crochet shawl, Mrs. I.W. EMERY
- Infant's sacque, Mrs. D.J. RANKIN
- Gloves, Miss SAUCIER
- Variety crochet, Mrs. L.J. RANKIN
- Tatting collar, Mrs. S. JOHNSON
- Variety tatting, Mrs. S. JOHNSON
- Cushion any kind, Mrs. LeBAUME
- Display millinery, Mrs. J.M. BURKE
- Hair work, Mrs. W. TRIPLETT
- Artificial flowers, Mrs. BURKE
- Bent(?) work, Mrs. J.C. BRANT
- Feather flowers, Mrs. BURKE
- Oil painting animal, Mrs. L.J. RANKIN
- Oil painting, Flowers and fruit, Mrs. C. WILLIAMS
- Oil painting, landscape, Miss E.M. WARNER
- Watercolors, flowers and fruit, Mrs. BURROUGHS
- Crayon,Mrs. E.M. WARNER
- Display of photographs, J.A. LINDER
- Crayon landscape, Miss REED
- Worsted patch work, Mrs. BISCH
- Rickrack,Gerthrud(?) HOHENTHAL
- Chain stitching, Minnie CRAWFORD
- Handmade lace, Mrs. LeBAUME
- Quilting, Mrs. J.W. FLETCHER
- Muslin patch work, Miss FRENCH
- Drawn work, Mamie CRAWFORD
- Crayon in color, J.A. LINDER
- Display shell work, Lily DEVLIN
- Rag carpet, Mrs. SUBLETT
- Dress coat, LEOWENSTEIN & SOLDIN
- Lady's winter shoes, P.C. ZOLLMANN
- Buggy Harness, H. HAMEL
- Woolen yarn, Mrs. Mary WASHBURN
- Open buggy, A.J. LUCKY
- Wheel barrow, F. HARKE
- Grain drill, R. KENNI(?)
- Mower, R. KENNI(?)
- Reaper, R. KENNI(?)
- Corn sheller, E. WILLIAMS
- Feed cutter, F. HACKE
- Hay rake, R. KEMPI(?)
- 2 Horse plow, HACKE
- Corn plow, SEAT, PERKINS & MILLER
- Cultivator, KEMPI
- Harrow, J.H. ROGERS
- Best exhibitions, KEMPI
- Sewing machine, AUBERCHON
- Cuttlery, R. BURROUGHS
- Cooking stove, Charter Oak, R. BURROUGHS
- Parlor stove, H.N. JENKINS
- Picket fence, Gust. HAMEL
WEDNESDAY 12 SEPTEMBER 1883
HOUSE'S SPRING - Mr. VANDERCIUYSEN has increased his water
power by adding an over shotwheel to his mill. He will now
do good business in the way of grinding and sawing.
One day last week George BOWELS, Gas. BURGAN and Charlie
PRICE killed sixty-eight squirrels. How is that for one
Simeon STEWART, one night last week, got up in his sleep and
walked out. He fell from the porch and broke his
Wm. WILSON is about through assessing Meramec township. He
says, there are more people living in Meramec than he
thought there were.
We had a wedding in our neighborhood last Wednesday. Abraham
CROMWELL and Miss Katie KIDD were married Father STEPEHNS
officiating. September 8, 1883.
WEDNESDAY 19 SEPTEMBER 1883
Henry SEEMEL's daughter, Anna, is very sick.
Mr. WELCH of Danison, Texas, paid his brother at this place
a visit this week.
'Squire HONEY is able to be around a little, and will be
ready for business soon.
E. SCHLAFFKE of HORINE threshed this season 15,000 bushels
of wheat and 2,000 of oats.
Mr. VOLLMAR will have fresh fish every Thursday. If you want
some, leave your orders with him.
We learn that there is a new arrival at neighbor MOUNTEL's.
We do not know the sex of the little stianger(?).
A new post office has been established at Limitville and is
called "Festus," with S.T. WAGGENER as postmaster.
Subscribers who wish their papers directed to Festus will
please notify us.
Joel BOOTH, W.T. HENSLEY and William MORRIS got back from
Dakota this week, the first on a 6-weeks visit, the other
two to remain all winter. Joel reports all the Missouri
folks in good health and making a living, and with fair
prospect for a good thing in the near future. Several of
them will, probably, be back here before winter.
There were, doubtless several omissions in our published
report of premiums awarded at the county fair. We are ready
and anxious to correct all mistaken when brought to our
notice. The sweepstakes premium awarded to W.G.MANION's
bull, and County court premium for best stallion to J.H.
KETTLEMANN's horse. W.L. REID received the sweepstakes for
the best brood mare, and H.F. HAGEN, instead of John
TULLOCK, took the premium on corn.
'Squire McFARLAND has been at his old business again. On the
13th inst., at the residence of Mrs. TRIMBLE, mother of the
bride, he married Henry LEUTZINGER to Miss Sarah R. TRIMBLE,
and on the same day, at his office, he married Oliver HUNET
to Miss Mary HINKLEY. The'Squire, in a private note to us,
says he married five couples in twenty-nine days and expects
two more before acorns fall. He is teaching school now,
besides taking care of his farm and stock. The only thing
troubling him at present is a couple of those hound pups,
which he still has to give away. We hope the 'Squire won't
get too proud over his prosperity to recognize old friends
when he meets them.
The fatman visited Pevely one day of this week, and says
that JEUDE & GREVE have one of the best regulated country
stores he ever saw, and that they will sell as cheap, if not
lower, than any house south of St. Louis. He also noted
down the following news items: About three weeks ago a wagon
containing six persons, while crossing the railroad, was
turned over, seriously hurting two of the occupants. Mr.
Joshua HERRINGTON, aged 83 years, broke his collar bone, and
Mrs. Mathis VALENTINE fractured a leg. Both are doing as
well as could be expected... Mr. ENGLEBACH has erected a
neat little house, the skeleton of a ram's head and a pair
of horns from a Texas steer denoting that it is used as a
DE SOTO DOINGS - Miss Lotty EVANS and Mr.Charles PRATTE were
quietly married, on the 5th inst., and when the guests
assembled at Mrs. EVANS' residence on the 10th inst., they
were surprised to learn that they wee five days late for
the wedding. A fine supper and good music soon got the
company in a good humor, and a pleasant evening was spent.
WEDNESDAY, 19 SEPTEMBER 1883
On the 11th inst., W.L. STONE's two-year old boy fell into a
cistern, containing four feet of water, and it is thought
that he was in the water as long as two minutes before he
was rescued. No one was at the house at the time but a
couple of women, but they succeeded in apprising Mr.
DICKERSON, who was working near by, of the situation, and he
lost no time in getting the child out of the water. A second
or two longer might have been too late.
Dr. P.G. KENNETT and Mrs. Ida KENNETT were married again,
last week, in St.Louis. They have our earnest wishes for a
happy and prosperous journey through life.
Wm. BEMENT had three fingers of his left hand badly damaged
by a saw, in the machine shops so that he had to get them
amputated by Dr. FARRAR.
A man named HAMBLIN, employed as a brakeman, was killed on
Monday, near Bismark, by colliding with bridge. He has a
family and lived in De Soto.
Thomas DAVIS was shot in the right thigh, Monday evening,
and reports that the shooting was done by James STRICKLAND.
It appears that there were no witnesses to the affair.
MAXVILLE - On the 10th inst., Christoph FREDERITZIE; died of
asthma, aged 63 years, having been troubled for some years
with it, and being confided to his bed for about three
months. He leaves a wife and eight children, nearly all
grown. Mr. F. was one of our oldest settlers, having come
to this county in 1838 and resided here ever since then. He
was one of our best citizens, highly respected by all who
knew him. The family have our sympathy. The funeral was
one of the largest we have had here, parties from St. Louis
and elsewhere attending.
Mr.CROCKERY missed some honey out of his hives at the
Castle, and on searching for the thieves found where they
sold the honey. and a warrant was issued for Sam and Ike
BRADFIELD, who are supposed to be the guilty ones.
Constable SWINK arrested Sam, but Ike escaped.
Bertha HULL was divorced from Ignatius HULL and given
control of her child.
Thos. MATHISON was granted a divorce from Maria L. MATHISON.
Minnie WARNER, procured a divorce from Albert C. WARNER, and
had her maiden name, McKEE, restored.
Mary E. BULLETT was divorced from R.S. BULLETT and given the
custody of the child.
Sarah A. CARNEY was divorced from Pat Lee CARNEY and
restored to her maiden name, COLLINS.
George FOSTER, for compelling persons under his control to
work on Sunday, was fined one dollar, and James W.
ROBERTSON, Wm. EMERY, Henry MEHLER and William SPILLARD were
each fined one dollar for working on Sunday. FOSTER was
foreman and the others section hands on the Iron Mountain
railroad, and the Sunday work they did was unloading freight
Charles HELLER was made a citizen of the United States.
Decree was entered divorcing Perry W. EVANS from Missouri
Guardian of Mary A. McCULLOCH versus Elijah MANESS, Henry
FORESTER, Stephen POUNDS and George MERSEAL; action on
guardian's bond; judgment for $175.61.
Estateof Lucy McCULLOCH against same parties; judgment for
Fred PFIEFFER, Willis DEARING, A. TURK, Ceston MILLER, E.
SCHLAFFKE and Hermann THAU, were each fined five dollars for
selling liquor on Sunday; E.B. WILLIAMS, Ceston MILLER,
Louis ROGGE, M.W. GREENE and Fred GEIB, $40 each for selling
liquor without license; Louis HOHENKIRCK, Willis DEARING,
Wm. HUFF and Thos.BURTON were fined five dollars each for
playing cards for money; M.F. STROUP for disturbing the
peace, and James McBROOM for selling a pistol to a minor,
were fined five dollars each.
Robert C. MOORE and Louis GREVE were made citizens of the
WEDNESDAY, 26 SEPTEMBER 1883
Mr. SCHWEIZER, who has been employed with the well-known
firm of B. MANHEIMER of DeSoto, for the last six years,
will, on October 1, 1883, open a large Clothing and Gent's
Furnishing Goods store, at Limitville, near Crystal City,
where he will be most happy to meet all his old friends and
customers. His brother will also embark in the same
business with him. Parties in need of any goods in their
line - such as Men's, Boys', Youths' and children's
Malinda GORDON, the woman who appeared in our late Circuit
court as defendant in a bigamy case, presumed too much on
the sympathy which she attracted and failed to profit by
opportunities given her. She has been in this county a few
months and was supposed to be the wife of a man named
MARKET, with whom she was living. A week or two since a
man, named GORDON, came on from Pennsylvania and claimed her
as his wife, and her two little boys as his children. The
result was a prosecution for bigamy, and she was found
guilty and sentenced to pay a fine of $100 and spend three
months in jail. As she had no means the fine only meant an
extra term in jail, and the tender-hearted citizens
concluded to pay her fine in case the Court would remit the
imprisonment, and, pending negotiations, the Deputy Sheriff,
who had her in charge, permitted her to remain at the
hotel. Next morning she and her husband agreed to make up
and go back home together. They were to meet at the house of
a friend, a few miles out of town, and start from there, but
when GORDON got there the woman could not be found. When
all these facts became known to the Sheriff, who was absent
at the time of the conviction, he had Mrs. GORDON
re-arrested and put her in jail to serve out her sentence.
If she had gone off everybody would have recognized it as a
good riddance for the county, and it is not likely any
effort would have been made to capture her.
KIMMSWICK- Some two weeks ago, we, the fat man, saw an item
in correspondence, about one Capt. Stephen BRADSHAW, and as
we had a schoolmate with that name - excepting the title of
Captain - we concluded to find out whether it was our
boyhood friend, whom we had not seen since '65. A letter
was written and an answer received in due time, stating that
he was the man, and hence we ran up to Kimmswick, last
Saturday, to talk over the times of twenty years ago. We
found the Captain to be a small man, not much larger than he
was when we last saw him, but the time had somewhat wrinkled
his brow and made furrows on his face. That we spent some
pleasant hours together, can be imagined. His wife, too,
was an old friend, but ten years old when we left the scene
of childhood, and now she has a daughter almost that old.
While sitting at the dinner table, mediating of the time
when we were boys and girls together, the fact that we were
getting old involuntarily came to our mind with great force.
As our time was limited and we had a desire to see the town
and the sulphur springs, we bade our new found friends
farewell and proceeded to take in Kimmswick.
The first on our programme was to get shaved and we
had that job
performed artistically by H.L. MEYER. When he sang out the
usual (after shaving us) we proceeded to pay for his
services, to which he would not agree, saying that the press
was free in his establishment. Not satisfied with this, he
handed us $1.50 for the J.D., and we don't care if he shaves
us in a similar manner once or twice each week.
We then called on Mr. OHEIM, who volunteered to pilot
us to Montesano
Springs and show us Kimmswick.
On our way back to town, our guide stopped at Dr.
LOHMANN's to show us
an apiary on a large scale. The Doctor finds pleasure in
bee culture and is said to be very successful. After
viewing his drugstore and enrolling his name for the J.D. we
went back to the town prenor(?), where we formed the
acquaintance of a number of the residents.
We spent an hour pleasantly with Mr. MEYER, the
accompanied us to the depot at train time. Mr. OHEIM wanted
us to stay all night so bad that he set the hands of his
clock back about an hour, but his scheme didn't work. Zulu
did not come uptown until late, and the darkness upon his
brow betokened that he had been wrestling with a stove pipe
that would not fit. James FOSTER and his sorrel were also
there; but unfortunately James became involved in a
discussion over the DOWNING law, in which the Dutch fought
so nobly that he was vanquished and compelled to retreat.
We learned that Henry JOEBGEN was in Kimmswick at the time,
but as we did not hear his gentle voice, we concluded that
the report was a mistake. Three names were added to our
subscription list - Messrs. Martin BACHBACH, Wm. BAUER and
Dr. LOHMANN. Taken all in all, we had a pleasant day.
WEDNESDAY, 3 OCTOBER 1883
WEDDING BELLS - Mr. Henry HEIDBRINK and Miss Maggie FOREST
were united in marriage, at the residence of the bride's
parents on Belew's Creek, this county, on Wednesday evening,
September 26, 1883, at 7 o'clock.
Everything was tastefully arranged for the
occasion, without any
extravagant show. At the appointed hour the bridal party
entered the parlor, led by Rev. FRAZIER. The bride and
groom preceded by Miss Maud McLEAN and Mr. Harry DAHL, the
bride's brother, as best man.
A rich substantial wedding supper followed the nuptial
rites, and the
evening was spent in pleasant conversation, with
instrumental music, furnished by young gentlemen friends of
the bride and groom. Friends and relatives mingled together
with delightful informality. Of course, there was the usual
array of pretty country girls which add vivacity to the
naturally joyous occasion.
The wedding was indeed a brilliant one, and the
newly-married pair have
a truly bright future before them. Long life, happiness and
prosperity is the wish of their many friends. The happy
couple will take up their abode two miles east of the brides
parents' residence, near Glade Chapel. A Guest.
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