02 January 1897
Chariton County Courier
02 January 1897
Donated by :  Madeline Reese
Ex-Mayor R. C. Ford is here on a visit to friends and relatives. Judge Ford
went down with the rest of the Democratic ticket as a candidate for
prosecuting attorny in Taney county on the 3rd of last November, and
now talks of locating at Springfield, MO for the practice of his profession.
He was elected prosecuting attorney in Taney county in 1894 and was
renominated in 1896 and was defeated by a decreased Republican majority
compared to that county's usual vote.

D. H. Hancock, Jr., wife and two children, spent a part of the Christmas
holidays with Keyteville friends and relatives. Dave is an old Keytesville
boy, but is now a prominent and successful Higginsville, Mo. merchant.
He had not been here for five years, and it is needless to say, was much
surprised at the substantial growth that old home of his youth had
made in that time.

The case of Mrs. Emma Price et al against D. A. Hallett has been affirmed
by the supreme court. This suit involved title to 80 aces  and clajmed
by both the defendant and plaintiff. The acres are situated on an island in
the Missouri river some eight or 10 miles southwest of Keytesville.
Hallett won the case in our circuit court in 1893 and the plaintiffs took
an appeal to the supreme court, but the higher tribunal affirmed the
decision of the lower court.

Docket Thursday January 2 1897:

Crawford Williams, selling liquor to a minor
Same vs Crawford Williams, selling liquor without a license
Uriel Fox, carrying a concealed weapon
John Leonard, felonious assault
Rena Gribble vs James Gribble, divorce
Nancy Lutrill vs W. T. Lutrill, divorce
J. A. Zimmerman vs J. W Nichols, ejectment
Kansas Mohne Plow Co. vs W. S. Coleman, suit on note
George Herman vs J. L. Maier, ejectment
Anthony & Kuhn vs C. M . Williams, suit on account
Peter Smith vs Missouri E. Green, et al, suit on note