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Jefferson Democrat, Hillsboro, Jefferson county, Missouri

'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 buggy. Thomas 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 and

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 MARSDEN arrested 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 were fired.

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 talking. R.W. McMULLIN, Phil. SLAWSON and W.R. DONNELL were committee on 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 20, 1883.

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 evening.
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 week.

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 useful citizen.

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--- CROWLEY.

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 insurance.

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 excellent lady.
DE SOTO DOTINGS - Prof. SHELTON's family has increased - its a boy.

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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Stallion, J.C. SMITH
  • Mare, D.W. BRYANT

  • Stallion, Louis HALL
  • Gelding, T.C. DONNELL
  • Mare, W.T. BLACKWELL
  • Colt. Frank HAESSEL(?)

  • 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
  • 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
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 day's hunt?

Simeon STEWART, one night last week, got up in his sleep and walked out. He fell from the porch and broke his collarbone.

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.
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 meatmarket.

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.
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 cars.

Charles HELLER was made a citizen of the United States.

Decree was entered divorcing Perry W. EVANS from Missouri EVANS.

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 same amount.

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 United States.


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 clothing.

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 postmaster, who 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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