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April, 1886

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Tuesday Evening, April 20, 1886

Local Laconics.

The city collector gathered in $200 this morning for taxes.

Dr. Barrett is improving his property by adding a new porch.

John P. Paul has been selected as drum major for Hobarts military band.

The first car load of tin plate direct from Europe to Springfield was received this morning by S.M. Floyd.

Squire Savage officiated at the wedding of Mr. Milo Russell and Miss Annie McAllister on Pearl street Saturday.

We understand a car load of iron came in for one firm here yesterday. It came from Selma, Alabama, via Memphis.

Mr. S.H. Horine has been making extensive repairs to his home on east Elm street, and it is the finest dwelling in that portion of the city. He is one of our most progressive and enterprising citizens.

Rev. Sam Brown continues to attract a large audience very night at the First Baptist church. Rev. Brown is an earnest and entertaining extorter, and intersperses his evening services with solos, which he tenders with soul-stirring pathos.

Administrator Chas. E. Goffe has received a copy of The Times of Egypt, published at Alexandria, Egypt, from his brother Dr. Goffe. It is a handsome, oriental looking sheet, printed in the English and French language and full of advertisements.

Albert Givens, of Ash Grove, Lula Bell Downs, of Springfield, were married at the residence of the bride's parents, near the Gulf depot, this morning by Squire Porter. With the ups and downs of life we hope they may have few misgivings.

The marshal informs us he will commence on privy, pig pen and all other nuisances. The board of health say the law must be enforced and parties who fail to comply will be marched up and fined. Business is meant and there will be no foolishness.


H.H. Brown left on a northern trip this morning.

Dr. Powell has returned from San Antonio, Texas.

Steve Murphy is back from a trip down the Gulf road.

Mrs. J.S. Cunningham is suffering from a bilious attack.

Judge H.E. Howell was on his way to Bolivar this morning.

Judge W.I. Wallace, of Lebanon, was in the city yesterday.

Mrs. J.C.B. Ish is quite sick at her home four miles east of the city.

Mrs. W.C. Tompkins leaves for St. Louis to morrow night after a brief visit home.

Dr. W.H. Park, after a seige with rheumatism, was able to appear on the streets yesterday.

Chas. W. Baxter, of Carthage, well known in this city, arrived last night and is kept busy hand-shaking with his numerous friends.

W.H. Wyman, one of our popular boot and shoe dealers, has been seriously ill with congestion of the lungs, but, we are glad to learn, is improving.

Dr. J.W. Winsborough, after spending several days visiting his son in this city, left for his home, Slater, Mo., this morning. He was very favorably impressed with our beautiful city.

Dr. A.H. Eversol leaves tonight for Washington City, to be absent several days. He goes for the purpose of interviewing Cleveland as to his chances of becoming minister to China.

Mr. Scott the city marshal of Willow Springs, is in the city. Deputy sheriff Williams did a little business with the gentleman, to which he gave bond for $100 to see Mr. Williams again the first Monday in May next.

Dr. James B. Evans is in the city, en route to Christian county to complete fencing 160 acres of land. About June he expects to take sixty head of cattle there. They will graze while he electrifies the people in Congress.

Bold Burglars.

The office of Jay Owen, near the Gulf freight depot, was broken into last night by burglars. They unlocked the door, pried the safe open with a crow bar, took out the money drawer, scattered papers and books promiscuously, but took nothing of any value. There happened to be no money of any consequence in the safe.

Writ of Habeas Corpus Before Judge Wallace - The Prisoner Sick.

Judge W. _. Wallace, of Lebanon, of the fourteenth judicial circuit, yesterday issued a writ of habeas corpus on the application of Cora Lee Gratham, returnable Thursday, the 22d inst., at Bolivar. As the statute provides that evidence taken at preliminary examinations in homicide cases shall be reduced to writing, and inasmuch as the requirements of law in this respect were regarded at the recent examination in Cora Lee Graham's case, it will not be necessary to introduce other evidence in her habeas corpus matter at Bolivar than the written evidence that was taken at the examination. The matter can be disposed of in a day or two after the hearing begins. It will be presumed that the same attorneys who figured in the recent trial here will be identified with the proceedings before Judge Wallace.
It is reported on reliable authority that Cora Lee Graham is afflicted with typhoid fever, and is being well cared for in one of the rooms of Sheriff J.G. Dollison.

A Fight.

A fight occurred in J.M. Kirby's saloon this morning between two men. A German, a stranger, who had been drinking, entered the room with a satchel in his hand, having arrived on the train, procured a drink, left his satchel and went out to get his hair cut. He returned shortly afterward to get his satchel. The fellow thought some one had been playing a trick on him by changing the satchel, a dispute followed and ended in a fight. Mr. W.F. McPherson received a severe cut on the right hand and the stranger was badly bruised on the head. No arrests.

Petit Larceny.

Amanda Hancock swore out a search warrant to-day charging that Ida Magsby, or some person unknown, feloniously took, stole and carried away from the dwelling of Sam Horine one locket and chain of the value of $5; and that she has reasonable grounds to suspect the stolen articles are concealed in the grip-sack, bundles or clothing of Ida Magsby at the dwelling of Sam Horine. Pat Hayes searched the aforesaid premises, found the articles and marched her before the Recorder, who committed her to jail to await a preliminary examination.

Firemen Items.

Pay Hayes is the oldest man of the company in age and John Hayes the youngest.

The fire boys placed the sprinkling tank on the wagon and commenced operations to-day.

Twenty-two companies will participate in the tournament and they will make Rome howl.

Our citizens should have a better bell for alarms. A 3,000-pound bell would be the proper thing.

The new uniforms of the firemen will be completed by the last of this week. They are dandies and will compare favorably with any in the State of Missouri.

Geo. E. Raymond, who for the past ten years has been a member of the fire department, has moved to Peirce [Pierce] City. The department there would do well to engage his services, as he is a good one.

While the boys were taking out the hook and ladder truck last night for practice, James Collins' pet feline was run over and killed. Cats must not "monkey" with the band wagon when in motion.

H.H. Mitchell, secretary of the Southwestern Firemen's Association, departed on a commercial tour yesterday. During his absence he will visit Gainsville, Ash Flat, Ark., and other points. He expects to be back by the first of May.

J.S. Smades, assistant chief, is sporting a handsome gold badge engraved, "Fireman's Herald." He has received the appointment of special correspondent to the Fireman's Herald, of New York, the leading firemen's journal of the United States.

Last night the boys, in their practice, ran three hundred yards, laid one section of hose and threw water in one minute by Dr. E.A. Roberts' watch. The hook and ladder men ran three hundred yards and climbed a ladder in one minute and five seconds. This is remarkable quick time and if Springfield don't capture some prizes we will want to know the reason why.

A Review of the Past.

John P. Campbell, the founder of Springfield, died at Oil Springs' Cherokee Nation, May 28, 1853.

Joseph Weaver was the first state senator from this county after its organization. He died August 1853.

Judge James Arnold was the first probate judge of Greene county. He was elected in 1851 and died some time in January, 1853.

John M. Richardson, editor of the Carthage Press, was elected secretary of state, while a resident of Greene county, in August, 1852, and served four years. He was an ardent Benton democrat at the time.

A.H. Matthias was the first school commissioner that ever held office in this county. He was appointed by the governor in 1853 and held office two years.

Capt. A.M. Julian recruited a company from this county in the Mexican war in 1846. He is still living and is hale and hearty.

Cass township was organized in May, 1846, on the petition of Jacob Perryman and others.

February 19, 1838, the town of Springfield was incorporated. The population was about 250 at that time. The first board of trustees was composed of Joel H. Haden, Daniel D. Berry, Sidney S. Ingram, Robert W. Crawford and Joseph Jones.

Robberson township was created August 10, 1837.

R.J. McElhany was engaged in the grocery business here in 1837.

Boone township was organized March 13, 1837.

The first bridge ever built in Greene county was on Boonville street.

House Burned by Tramps.

Between midnight and daylight this morning a neat little cottage a considerable distance west of the Gulf machine shops was discovered in flames and the building was totally destroyed before assistance could arrive. An alarm of fire was sounded, but the distance was too far to do any good. Most of the household goods we understand were saved. The dwelling belonged to Mr. Chastine's brother-in-law, had just been completed and he moved in a few days ago. Loss about $500; no insurance. It is said tramps set the building on fire.

Real Estate.

Joseph Caskey to W.C. Smalstig; lots 53 and 56, Smith's fourth addition to the city of Springfield -- $650.

John M. Richardson and wife to Mary J. Eagan; lot 10 in John M. Richardson's addition -- $150.

Wednesday Evening, April 21, 1886

County Court.

Demurrer to petition of J.H. Patton et al. for new road overruled.

Commissioner reports on road petitioned for by J.H. Patton et al. C.B. Holland and Mrs. Farmer refuse to relinquish. Wm. McKerrell, Brad Norberry and C.M. Bennett appointed a jury to assess damages. C.B. Holland and E.S. Farmer file their bill of exceptions to the ruling of the court overruling their demurrer, etc.

Description of lot assessed to M. Weaver for years 1882-3, 4, 5, changed.

Ordered that a tax of $50 per day be levied on each and every circus or menagerie, and that a tax be levied on each side show for each and every performance in the afternoon and evening.

Valuation on lot assessed to Chas. Kroff for taxes of 1885 be reduced from $800 to $100.

Ordered that O.M. Headley be relieved of $33.33, penalty assessed on judgment against him as security on merchant's bond of W.L. Maek.

Valuation on lot assessed to Z. Van Hoose for year 1882-3, 4, 5, reduced to $800.

F. Strake relieved of taxes on a tract of land, the same having been paid. Road petitioned by R.A. Gamble rejected.

Change ordered in Springfield and Galena road as petitioned for by J.H. Campbell et al. and same ordered opened.

Lots assessed to R.L. Ramey for 1884 reduced from $600 to $200 on account of error.

The taxes on some government land were ordered stricken from the books.

Road petitioned for by T.J. Peay, W.W. Mathews, Robert S. Coulter, Lewis Thornburg and others referred to road commissioner.

Road petitioned for by C.C. Wadlow et al. ordered opened.

Road petitioned for by C. Pitman et al rejected.

A.C. White relieved of penalty on personal taxes of 1883 and 1884.

Valuation on north half of sections 26, 28, and 20 for taxes of 1884 and 1885, reduced from $420 to $220 on account of erroneous assessment.

The following accounts were allowed:
John A. Patterson, salary...$200.00.
A.F. Ingram, safe for office...341.00.
Wood & Griffith, merchandise...70.21.
A.F. Ingram, expense registering bonds...17.50.
J.M. Winsett, supplies for alms house...35.35.
Same, salary...205.00.
Cox  Rinaman, flour for alms house...12.90.
Hackney & Speaker, merchandise...7.00.
Susan Murphy, keeping Aaron Murphy...10.00.
Murrell & Long, curial expenses of Aaron Murphy...13.45.
H.G. Dow & Co., merchandise...2.45.
Gage & Co, merchandise...12.60.
H.J. Parker, smithing...9.85.
A.R. Fearn, merchandise...2.00.
W.W. Blackman, juror on road...2.25.
Samuel Wilson, same...2.25.
R.S. Wilson, same...3.00.
G.W. Wiley, same...3.00.
S.K. Bennett, same...3.00.
Hawkins, coal...63.00.
Porter & Jarrett, meat...55.32.
R.K. Hart, pork...19.28.
J.D. Van Bibber, salary in school matters...50.00.
Springfield hardware Co., merchandise...9.20.
Springfield grocer Co., merchandise...37.76.
J. Davidson, lumber Co., lumber...16.50.
J.M. Winsett, sewing for paupers...23.15.
W.W. Jeffries, for benefit of E. Massick...10.00.
J.T. Morton, juror on road...3.00.
Sam Wood, same...3.00.
J.W. Boren & Son, printing...1.00.
J.W. Dameron, cure [care?] of paupers...32.50.

Mrs. M.S. Boyd ordered to give additional security on her bond for the load on school moneys on account of the death of T.H.B. Laurence, one of the securities.

Taxes on personal property assessed to Sander & Haswell for 1885 stricken from the books on account of also being assessed in North Springfield.

Road petitioned for by T.J. Peay et al. ordered opened.

W.F. McCracken tenders his resignation as road overseer.

A number of accounts were allowed, the principal ones being F.M. Donnell, services as sheriff, $61; gas company, 58.76; Standard printing company, $11.10; Springfield planing and lumber company, $11.29; W.H. Lyman, $31; Springfield water company, $15; H.C. Geisberg, costs in bond cases, $47.41; R. Douglas, guard for jail, $31; O.B. Smith, services as county judge and board of equilization $48.65; F.F. Fine, same, $40; J.N. Hosey, same, $60.80; J.C.T. Wood, ten days services on board of equalization, $30; J.D. Van Bibber, same, $30; J.A. Youngblood, nine days on board of equalization, $27.

Coroner Van Hoose presented bill of costs for holding inquest on body of unknown man April 12, 1886, amounting to $32.60. Allowed.

The treasurer made his regular quarterly settlements this afternoon.

Death's Doings.

We regret to announce the death of Mrs. Louisa M. Minor, wife of Gen. James L. Minor, which occurred at Jefferson City last Saturday. She was a native of Virginia, where she was born in 1822. She married Gen James L. Minor and removed to Cole county, where they have since resided. Her first daughter, Mary Sidney Smith Minor, was the wife of our well known and highly esteemed fellow citizen, Benj. M. Massey, and died in 1875. Mrs. Minor was a member of the Southern Methodist Church and was esteemed for her many virtues. The LEADER offers sympathy to the bereaved family.

The many friends of Mrs. L. Ullmann will regret to learn of her death, which occurred at Cleveland, Ohio, last Tuesday, after a protracted illness. She is well known in Springfield, having resided here many years. The doctor and family have the sympathy of hosts of friends in their bereavement. Mrs. Ullmann leaves a husband and four children - Miss Clara, Masters Harry, Willie and Lee. Their oldest son, Abraham, died since they moved to Cleveland.


A three-year-old daughter of Detective J.G. White fell down stairs Monday, breaking the right arm at the elbow joint. The injured member was set by a physician and the wound is quite serious.

The Springfield Plumbing Co. are doing the plumbing and gas fitting for the fine residence of M. McLaughlin.

Local Laconics.

Who is Mrs. Upham?

The "heated" term approacheth. To-day is a scorcher.

The sprinkling cart commenced operations this morning.

The Springfield Plumbing Co. are putting in an elegant fountain for Brann & Co.

Isaac Hise did not steal a bee hive, as erroneously reported by the morning blower.

The Springfield Plumbing Co. are putting in marble wash bowls &c. [?] in the Exchange bank.

 Justice Savage will remove over Steineger's saddlery establishment about May.

A nine months' old infant of Geo. H. Gilbert, residing in the southwestern portion of the city, died yesterday.

The cells in the county jail have been whitewashed. Our sheriff is determined to have things looking neat.

It is thought the city council will pay the McCullah judgment, amounting to over $1,000, next Monday night.

William Morrison was committed to jail for ten days this morning by the recorder for carrying concealed weapons.

The Springfield Plumbing Co. are putting bath tubs and all appliances for Houston's Barber shop on Boonville street.

One of our wholesale houses will receive a car load each of coffee, sugar, soap and molasses to-morrow on the Gulf railroad.

Miller & Jones will warrant their White Frost flour to be better than any 4x in the city and are selling it at $2.50 per hundred.

We understand Mr. E.D. Ott is a candidate for county clerk. He has had years of experience and is amply qualified to fill the position.

Mr. B.W. Goodhue speaks in North Springfield to-night and in this city to-morrow -- on the square in the afternoon and in the court house at night.

Thos. McGowan was fined $5 by the recorder this morning for being drunk and fighting. He has been before his honor three or four times in the last five days.

S.H. Epley commenced work this morning on a four-room cottage for D.V. Alven, corner of Phillips and South Campbell streets, to cost $750.

The board of trade met last night in the circuit clerk's office. There was not a sufficient number to transact business and meeting adjourned till first Tuesday in May.

Fayette Mitchell disturbed the peace of J.R. Deaver, both of Pacific springs, and Justice Porter fined the defendant $1 and costs. He also fined R.P. Ferguson the same amount for assaulting David Durst.

An unusually long train of empty cars, thirty and a caboose, passed through on the Gulf railroad about noon to-day bound for Thayer. They will return loaded with lumber and ties.

The citizen's ball to be given in the Frisco opera house Thursday night, 29th inst., for the benefit of the strikers on the Gould system, promises to be a grand affair.

Will Cockram, colored, charged with cutting a school girl on the wrist with a knife, was arrested last night and jailed. His mother gave bond and he was released this afternoon.

The fourth ward immigration boom has not subsided. Mr. M.C. McConnel, of Springfield hardware company, is the proud father of a beautiful daughter which recently registered at his home.

A prominent mill of this city has shipped seven car loads of flour the past month, some of which went to Texas. Wheat is scarce and difficult to get at 80 cents per bushel, as farmers are all busy.

Pern Howard, a colored lad of 13 summers, was arrested by Officer Agnew yesterday afternoon on charge of assault. He hit a white man on the head with a rock, cutting a serious gash, which bled freely. He is a very bad egg.

Isaac Hise, one of the parties who descended the well on the Molloy farm to search for Sarah Graham's body, was arrested yesterday in Brookline township by Constable Jack O'Neal. It is said a swarm of bees settled on a limb, which he cut off and took home. The case will be heard by Squire Norman.


H.H. Paul came in from Moberly last night.

Mrs. Dr. Abby Cutter and Miss S. Langley, of Boston, are in the city.

J.T. Small, a genial drummer from St. Joe, is here to whoop up trade.

At 3 o'clock this afternoon the thermometer indicated 84 degrees.

M.B. Guire, of Houston Texas county, has been in the city several days.

E.R. Start and wife, of Ft. Scott, arrived on the Gulf train last night.

Mr. C.V. Toper and daughter, Fordland, were in the city the first of the week.

C.E. Blossom, of Kansas City, who has a commission house here, is stopping at the Central.

Mr. Oscar Andreen, representing a St. Louis paper firm, is interviewing his newspaper friends in this city.

T.E. Taber a real estate and insurance man, arrived from Thayer this morning and registered at the Central.

S.W. Lockett, an old time citizen of Springfield, now of Anthony, Kansas, is spending a few days at the Central.

Summerfield Jones, a prominent merchant of Billing, passed through the city yesterday en route for Ozark.

Dr. B.F. Allwine and wife, Edwards, Miss., who have been stopping at the Central, left for Kansas City this morning.

Judges Howell and Baker leave for Bolivar to-morrow morning to represent Cora Lee in the habeas corpus case before judge Wallace.

S.W. Locket of Harper county, Ks., was in the city yesterday. He is well pleased with his new home and is engaged in the real estate business.

Col. John Plank Tracey, of the Frisco morning organ, couldn't stand it any longer and left for St. Louis last night to interview Capt. C.W. Rogers about the "prospects."

Rev. H.H. Hawley, to-day married Mr. George W. Ferguson, of this city, and Louisa Leetsch, of Heleana, Ark. The ceremony took place at Mr. Hawley's residence.

Mr. Chas. Ingles, of Kansas City is here taking depositions in something like a breach of promise suit, we understand. The defendant and plaintiff formerly resided in Greene county, but have been living in Kansas City for sometime past.

J.J. Hibler and wife started to-day on a trip through the noted county of Taney, both for business and pleasure. We bid Mr. Hibler goodby and promise to see that his grave (provided he is so fortunate as to have one) is kept green.

Capt. Hamilton, a prominent democrat of Boone township, is in the city, the guest of his daughter, Mrs. Bland T. Holland. Time is beginning to tell on the Captain's once raven locks which are silvery gray. We hope he will long enjoy a world that he has made better.

Mr. H.C. Miller, a prominent merchant of Mountain Grove, arrived on the midnight train, registered at the Central, bought a bill of goods at 5 o'clock this morning and boarded a freight train for home at 6:30. This would indicate that he is a lightning business man.

Jolly Boys from Joplin.

A delegation of gentlemen came in this morning on the Frisco from Joplin to see the Queen City, revive old acquaintanceship and make more. They are a clever, genial, gentlemanly set, and the LEADER was pleased to meet them, and, in behalf of Springfield, offers them the freedom of the City. They are delighted with our people and find many attractions worthy of the moral, virtuous and religious city. We only regret that our dear brothers, Pat Murphy and Kit Carson, were not among them. The delegation consists of Cass Hamilton, city marshal, Wm. Miller, Punch Bell, Chas. Schifferdecker, Capt. Vice, Jas. McNully, W.H. Proudfoot, Chas. Viner, Fred Scholl and Geo. Campbell. They spent the day in looking at the attractions and to-night will draw inspiration from the divine teaching of Brother Brown, of the First Baptist. We trust they will be thoroughly tired before they depart.

Mr. Sam Stockard is not only the heavy weight of Springfield, but he can sell more boots and shoes than any person in Springfield. This is a fact and don't you forget it. See Wyman, Fuqua & Graves' new locals in to-day's paper.

Mr. Pat O'Herron, who has been working on the Gulf road nine miles this side of Thayer, has been lying on some hay in the city building since Sunday and is seriously afflicted with pneumonia. Mr. James Collins is doing all he can to help the unfortunate man.

Mt. Vernon street, from South to Jefferson, has been opened and a new fence erected on the north side of Mt. Vernon street in front of Mr. W.J. Haydon's property. Jefferson street is also being graded from Cherry to Monroe. That portion of the city is making decided improvements.

The court room is being remodeled preparatory to the opening of court in May. New matting is being put down and the seats repainted and varnished. The floor should be thoroughly scrubbed to-day before the matting is put down, as there are several bushels of dirt on it. This is an improvement long needed and will prove beneficial to health, besides being far more comfortable. Score one for the county judges. By the way, the present judges have made more substantial improvements than any of their predecessors.

Probate Court.

L.B. Austin, administrator of Green Austin, files annual settlement. Balance due estate, $4,699.70.

Jesse H. Berry, executor of Mary F. Bennington, files final settlement. Balance cue estate, $116.22. Thos. R. Bennington has $1 and quilt. John A. Bennington has already received $1,000. Mary B. Henkle, $58.11 and Ella B. Hall, $58.11.

Elizabeth Epperson files petition for an order of publication to sell real estate in estate of Thomas J. Epperson, deceased.

Laura Swinney, minor, selects J.M. Doss as her curator for her estate. Bond fixed at $5,000, with B.H. Wilson, J.L. Perryman, W.T. Chandler and G.F.G. Bently securities.

Martha Bray files her affidavit and bond for an appeal of sale of real estate by S.H. Julian, administrator of Nathan Bray estate.

T.W. Coltrane allowed $100 against estate of C.M.M. Bradley.

B.F. Huntington files annual settlement in estate of Mary L.A. Huntington.

Forrester & Beach, caterers to the carniverous world, have always kept the very best of meats, the excellency of which is attested by their customers, who stick to them like goodness adheres to the truthful reporter. They are preparing an unusually good selection for Easter and those who wish the best cuts should speak in time.

ATTENTION KNIGHT, TEMPLAR. -- A special conclave of St. John Commandery will be held to-night (Wednesday) to confer the red cross. Members, and visiting Sir Knights courteously invited.
W.A. Hall, E.C.
Ely Paxson, Recorder.

Friday Evening, April 23, 1886

College Notes.

The spring fever is raging and so are teachers.

Mr. J.L. Alexander, who is not in school this term, but expects to be back next year, showed his smiling countenance on the campus yesterday.

The library is open now from 2:30 to 5:30 every afternoon except Saturday, when it is open from 2 to 4. This arrangement accommodates the students who are in the study room until 4 p.m.

These evenings are most delicious for starlight walks. The stars shine so brightly, the breezes blow so softly, the scent of the flowers is so exquisite, etc. This note is written especially for the benefit of Mr. McElroy and Prof. Dinsmore.

The Seniors were made happy yesterday by the presentation of some fine taffy, real substantial taffy, not the kind Electric Light Company gives the college when it proposes to donate one light for its use.

Mr. F.K. Ball, one of the botany students, yesterday found a rare plant growing near Spencer cottage. The plant has never been found here before and probably does not belong to this climate. It is more than likely that the seed was brought here with the lumber from Canada or some northern latitude.

The noon-day prayer meetings for fifteen minutes each day are still kept up. While the attendance is not so large the interest in the meetings is still kept up and shows in a remarkable manner the deep religious feeling of the college.

It is a remarkable fact that so few of the young men and women of Springfield appreciate the privileges and opportunities they have for obtaining an education. Comparatively few, especially of the advanced students, are from the town, while many come here and spend from $300 to $400 each year to obtain an education. Those who could for almost nothing don't do it. There ought to be more home students than the whole number now amounts to.

Mrs. Morrison gave the students a party last evening. About 30 were present. The yard was beautifully lighted up with Chinese lanterns and a large part of the evening was spent in out-door amusements. Refreshments were served during the evening. All report having had a very pleasant time and are loud in their praises of Mrs. Morrison's kindness.

Ash Grove Atoms.

Andrew Swinney is tenderly nursing a felon.

D.C. Allen has gone to Kansas to visit his sons.

W.T. Chandler is excavating for a new house.

A.J. Brown died Tuesday, leaving a large family to mourn their loss.

The Gulf road is making substantial improvements on the road bed.

Two brick yards are now in full blast in the western portion of town.

S.B. Bevill has brought his family here from Indiana and located.

Mr. Dr. Grantham had a tumor removed last week and is improving.

John Thorn residing near here, has a sheep with wool over twelve inches long.

Fishing is reported good in Sac river. Springfield sportsmen, take notice.

he W.C.T.U. will meet at the residence of Prof. J.M. Morris May 1st.

John McGill, ac Turpin, Geo. Taylor and others have gone to Aurora to prospect for lead.

The school board has $289.70 on hand, which is a neat little sum for a small city like this.

Improvements are the order of the day. The Baptist church is being repainted on the inside.

Mr. J.L. Perryman has the California fever and expects to leave for the Pacific coast in a few days.

J.W. Harshbarger is making some substantial improvements - treating his brick building to a new roof.

James McCroy is having his brick house plastered, and S.M. Campbell is improving his property on Main street.

We regret to learn that little hopes are entertained for the recovery of Mrs. R.H. Swinney. She has been dangerously ill several days.

We understand Joe Duncan, a blacksmith at Bois d'Arc, has gone where the woodbine twineth deserting his wife and four children.

A handsome advance car of Sells' circus came in Friday on the Clinton road. The show will exhibit at Osceola May 5, and Lamar the next day. The Grove was left out.

Elder Morgan Morgans will hold a protracted meeting at Bois d'Arc, commencing May 6 and lasting ten days. He will also dedicate the new church there the third Sunday in May.

The city council was in session last Monday. Bills to amount of $111.85 were presented, but only $45 was allowed. The amount derived from fines and licenses since July 3, 1885, was $460.35. The newly elected officers were sworn in, Wm. Comegys was elected president of the board and the marshal gave a $1,000 bond for the faithful performance of his duties. After some other minor business the fathers adjourned to meet next Monday night.

Real Estate.

Eliza C. Olde[n?] to P.B. Owen; quit claim deed to fifty-three feet off south side of lots 13 and 14, Hendricks and Jones' addition -- $1.

J.L. Cotter to J.C. Brisburn; quit claim deed to tract in 33,20,23 -- $9.

Jacob Painter to J.A. Barr; tract in 14,29,22 -- $100.

Geo. H. McCann to Henry H. Pinto; lot 5, block 3, Emery & McCann's addition -- $175.

A.P. Harmon to A.C. Anderson and N.C. Grubes; part of lot 9 in Ruth Fulbright's addition -- $200.

Isabella M. Daniel to A.P. Har_man; same tract as above -- $150.

Evelyn H. Fo_s, of York county, Maine, to Annie Puck; lot 3, block A. Lapham's park ridge addition, North Springfield -- $1.

Maple Park Cemetery Association to Alfred P. Harwood; lot 21, block 21 -- $50.

Lewis D. Brooks to Geo. W. Patterson; 12,000 square feet in 19,28,23 -- $650.

Notice of Removal.

The Springfield Steam Laundry will move from its present location about May 12 to the corner of Boonville and Phelps avenue, where a complete line of Troy machinery will be put in. The Laundry has the lead and is determined to keep it. The growth of business demands this additional improvement.

J.F. Miller has made application for attorney's license to practice law.

Local Laconics.

An infant of Wm. Bryant, south east of this city, near the James, died this morning.

Water service is being extended to the old Young boarding house on South street.

Mr. T.C. Love is having water mains extended to his residence, corner Main and West Walnut streets.

The building lately occupied by Hirst & Hewey and L.B. King is being remodeled on account of the recent fire.

Minta Danforth, colored, was fined $1 and costs - $5 in all - yesterday for using obscene language on the streets.

Mr. H.F. Ellenbaum, near the bridge, has established a new meat market and will have a grand opening to-night.

Mr. John A. Stephens will shortly make additional improvements on South street. He has one of the finest residences on that thoroughfare.

Conductor Al Fenner is building a four room cottage on Webster St., cost $1,400. Wm. Cluman, an engineer, is building a similar house on Clay street.

The ladies of the literary association meet at Mrs. Maurer's Saturday afternoon to complete arrangements for the Knight tournament and congress of nations.

Mrs. Worrell opens her ice cream parlor to day and is ready to meet her old customers and others who will favor her with a call. Mrs. W. makes fine cream only.

A petition has been filed with the circuit clerk for the incorporation of the German Free Evangelical (Congregational) church of Springfield.

We were in error yesterday in saying that E.D. Ott is a candidate for county clerk - it should have been for recorder. He would make a good one.

The St. Francis river washout on the Gulf railroad has been repaired and trains are crossing the four-mile trestle as usual. This is where the recent wreck occurred.

The young men of the Westminster Presbyterian church have organized a prayer meeting, to be held every Friday night in the hall over Holland's bank. All the young men of the city are cordially invited to attend. Mr. W.C. Winsborough will lead the meeting to-night.

Cards are out announcing the approaching nuptials of Mr. L.F. Smith and Miss Annie Sawyer. The wedding takes place at Galena, Kas., next Tuesday the 27th inst. The bride is a sister of Mr. Geo. M. Sawyer and has many friends in Springfield, where she formerly resided.

Pern Howard assaulted Emmett Newton to-day and the recorder sent him to jail for twenty days. Hardly a day passes but what he is in some meanness. He has been before his honor frequently of late and will land in the penitentiary before he is much older if not careful.

The Eagle base ball club, of North St. Louis, arrived this morning and registered at the Central. C.A. Taylor, F.T. Harrison, Chas. Stapp, John Oldfield, Steve Dillon, Wm. McGinness, Frank Collins and Gus Drocke compose the players. The Eagles and Springfield boys cross bats at 3 o'clock sharp this afternoon.

From a private letter to E.A. Barbour, we learn that six of the eight men who were to have been hung at Ft. Smith to-day have either been pardoned or their sentence commuted by the President. Also that the "Border City" is making grand preparations for the May tournament and a glorious time is expected.

Doc Maynard, colored, was arrested by policeman Hayes last night on charge of exhibiting a deadly weapon and using threatening language. He threatened to cut Malinda Sim's heart out. The prisoner plead guilty before the recorder and was sentenced to the county jail for twenty days. By the time the costs are paid he will be incarcerated about a month.

The St. Louis Dollar Store on South street, although only a year old, has become one of the popular business houses of the city, and opens this spring with a larger stock of novelties than before. Mr. F.G. Steingrandt is a thorough business man and knows how to please. He goes on the maxim that to "sell goods you must have them in stock" therefore his store is complete in all the details.

A.P. Wright is preparing plans for a new Presbyterian Chapel, corner Benton avenue and Locust street, North Springfield, to cost from $2,500 to $3,000. Work commences as soon as the contract is let. Mr. Wright is also building a six-room cottage for himself on the corner of Lynn and Clay streets. It will cost about $2,500.

The Jolly Cricketers met yesterday evening on the old grounds of Uncle Tommy Hargreves and played one of the best games ever played on the grounds. Judging from the numerous additions to the club, we bespeak for it a prosperous future.

Mr. and Mrs. M.J. Kelley and Mrs. J.I. Delahunt, of St. Louis, are visiting Mr. and Mrs. F.G. Steingrandt, of the St. Louis Dollar Store. The visitors express themselves well pleased with the Queen city.

M.G. Mendleson of Milwaukee, general salesman of Marshall, Field & Co., committed suicide in that city on April 21st.

We regret to learn of the serious illness of Miss Clara Porter, on West Elm street, who is afflicted with typhoid fever.

Mr. Swinney with Rogers-Baldwin hardware company, is erecting a neat little cottage on State street, near South.

Rector Paine last night issued a marriage license to Andrew King and Caroline McKinney, both colored.

P.J. Miulberger has completed three cottages in Catlin's addition, on Lynn street.

LOST - This morning, a gold medal, name on one side, Hallie Paxson. Return to Ramey's drug store and receive reward.

Personal Points.

J.B. Brugler, Butler, Mo., is in the city.

Mr. Morris, firm of Horton & Morris, Henderson, is buying goods today.

Critcher, a merchant of Bolivar, accompanied by G. Kincaid, are here visiting.

W.C. Ebert, general claim agent of the Gulf railroad, left for Clinton Henry county, this morning.

Dr. Boyd, the druggist, and several friends left yesterday for the James on a fishing expedition.

Lewis Rigner and W.E. Drew, Willow Springs; R.P. Abernathy, Exeter; Geo. Childress, Seymour, are at the Central.

Marion Stanley recently hurt himself while lifting on the Gulf railroad and is confined to his bed with a bilious attack.

Lucien Peebles returned from Eureka Springs last night. He is the tuba player of the Kid band and the boys are glad to see him.

R.P. Lawing, one of the LEADER'S oldest friends and a substantial citizen of Christian county, called on us today. He reports everything quiet in his neighborhood.

Jake Marx returned from St. Louis this morning where he had been representing a Springfield lodge. Mr. J.H. Hawkins, who accompanied him, will not return till Sunday.

Mrs. H.C. Tompkins missed the train Wednesday night, and while going from a street car to her home sprained her ankle, consequently will not leave for St. Louis until Sunday night.

Judge Murray of the probate court has been rushed so the past three weeks that he looks thin, and has concluded to visit Ash Grove next Sunday to see his mother. Remember he is a bachelor, girls.

O.H. Violet, manager of the Union Pacific excursion bureau, came in yesterday on his way to Mississippi and left early this morning. He is a lawyer and newspaper man, being interested in a paper at Los Angeles, California.

Frank E. Watson, one of the reliably solid men of Cass township, a strong democrat and a subscriber to THE LEADER for 20 years was in the city today and paid us a pleasant visit. When the war closed he was a merchant in this city, but is now an extensive planter owning one of the best farms in the northwest part of the county. We wish him a long life to enjoy the fruits of his labor.

What Does It Mean?

Miss Della Revells makes complaint before Justice Porter, to-day to recover a lady's gold watch and chain from Sam Trower, of the Chicago Bargain store, which he unlawfully took from her at a certain boarding house last night in this city. It is said he took her there for an unlawful purpose. She claims she is damaged $10 by the taking of said watch.

Easter Festival.

Thomas & Gault, proprietors of the College Street Market, have fine Easter meats on sale. Their Easter beef weighed 1,350 pounds. They will sell fine sugar cured hams, veal, mutton, lamb, etc., especially for Easter.

New Opera House Scheme.

J.H. Bouslog, F.E. Headley, M.H. Merriman, J.S. Atkinson, T.J. Delaney, Dr. Rouse, J.H. Houston, Mr. Wills, Mr. Cook and several others met in the parlors of the Central hotel last night to consider the advisability of building a new opera house. The meeting was informal, there being no chairman or secretary. Plans and propositions were submitted by Mr. Emerick, of Peru, Ind., who proposes to build a $25,000 or $30,000 opera house and manage it if the citizens will raise a bonus of $10,000 for the location. He has had large experience in such enterprises and thinks a building 60 by 150 feet will answer for the present. The meeting adjourned with the understanding that further steps will be taken in the near future.
Springfield has long needed an opera house that would accommodate the rapidly increasing population. The present one was built when the city was a mere country town and has no ventilation, gallery, fire escapes, elevated seats, insufficient stage room - in fact, nothing that would justify first-class troupes in visiting this place. Numerous schemes have been devised to erect a good opera house during the past three or four years, but from some cause all failed.

Saturday Evening, April 24, 1886

College Notes.

W.S. Jennings would be a host at a picnic.

The Handel and Hayden society met yesterday evening as usual with a good attendance.

Mr. Goodhue, in company with two other gentlemen were visitors at the museum yesterday.

The way in which the marks for breaking study hours and the 10 30 rule pile up is truly astonishing.

Mr. J.D. Ritchey will preach Sunday at Mt. Comfort and Mr. McElroy will probably go to Ash Grove.

The college prayer meeting last evening was led by Prof. Dinsmore. Several visitors were present.

Quite a number of the boys attended the game of base ball yesterday. They are all enthusiastic in their praises of the home team and the fine playing they did yesterday.

The students have begun to realize that commencement will soon be here, and are beginning to prepare for that event. It is thought that commencement exercises will be unusually interesting this year, one or two extra exercises will be given in addition to those usually given.

The Freshmen and Sophmore classes and a few invited guests, making a party of 20, go on a pic-nic to the James to-day. They take the Gulf train at 6:30 this morning and spend the entire day fishing, gathering flowers, eating and having a general good time. To-day they pic nic, tomorrow they will pick ticks.

All conditions being now made up, it is settled just who will graduate from the preparatory department this year. There will be seven graduating in the classical course, six in the scientific and two in the literary, making fifteen in all. This is one of the largest and best class which has ever graduated from the preparatory department.

Rev. Gorium was a visitor at chapel yesterday and spent the day in visiting the college. He is an Armenian by birth and is in this country for the purpose of being educated. He is now a student in the Chicago Theological Seminary. He is on his way to Riverdale south of here where he will spend his vacation preaching.

Many of the students spend part of to-day in clearing off the grounds about Fairbanks hall, trimming the trees and vines, setting out new ones and in various ways making the grounds more attractive. It has been the custom for a good many years to set apart a day for this purpose and the students usually respond with pleasure. The way in which some enthusiastic young couples will toil over some worthless bush is truly commendable.

Attempted Burglary.

A bold attempt was made last night between midnight and daylight to rob the safe of A.F. Kinney in his saloon on Olive street. The burglars affected an entrance by unlocking a side door, but before they accomplished their object were frightened away, leaving their tools, consisting of cold chisels and drills, which were stolen from the foundry and Lyman's shop. Evidently they were not professionals. Mr. Kinney sold three fine horses yesterday for $800, and the thieves probably thought he put the money in the safe. The safe was not damaged.

The literary society of St. Paul M.E. church discussed the question of strikes last night. Dr. L.T. Watson's address is highly spoken of and was immense. Excellent music and other exercises closed the evening's entertainment. Those who failed to go missed a rare treat.

The funeral services of Mrs. Marzetti took place from the residence of her son, Mr. Vincent Marzetti, on East Elm street, at 3 o'clock this afternoon, Rev. Osborn conducting them. The remains were taken to Maple Park cemetery for burial.

Miss Emma Hu Smith, aged six years, died this morning with diabetis. She is a step-daughter of Mr. S.G. Burton, residing on East Walnut street. Funeral tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock.

We are glad to learn that Dr. F.E. Ross is improving. It is thought his right leg will not have to be amputated. The doctor will not be able to appear on the streets for five or six weeks.

Eugene L. Harman is preparing plans for a four-room cottage on the corner of Jefferson and State streets. When completed it will cost about $1000.

The indications are good for a splendid rain, which is badly needed by the farming community.

Joe Jarrett is improving his Walnut street block.

Take dinner at the Central tomorrow.

Real Estate.

Seth Tuttle to Alice Westmoreland; lot 4 in Crothers' subdivision to the city of Springfield -- $1,050.

Washington Merritt to Joseph T. Morton; 29.80 acres in 1,29,21 -- $230.

Samuel Young to Washington Merritt; quit claim deed to 25 acres in 1,29,21 -- $230.

C.B. Holland to Elizabeth McCanse; 14 acres off of lot 1 of northeast fractional quarter of 6,29,21 -- $1.

Lampson Bass to M.W. Wommack; 63.61 acres in Greene county -- $1,375.

Sampson Bass to S. Wommack; 40 acres in 35,31,20 -- $425.

Trimmed hats at new Millinery store South street, from 25 cts upward.


Rev. B.L. Hobson will preach to-morrow morning and evening for the Westminster Presbyterian congregation in their hall over Holland's bank. Sunday school at 9:30. A cordial welcome for all.

Prof. Mahler, the dancing master is stopping at the Central.

Bonnets, a full line of colors at cost at Mrs. Radabaugh's on South street.


Rev. S.M. Brown, the great revivalist and singer of St. Louis, is conducting a successful series of meetings in the First Baptist church. Several have made application for membership.

Services will be held at the Christian church, corner of Campbell and College streets, at 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Preaching by the pastor, E.G. Laughlin; Sunday school at 9:30. All are cordially invited.

Local Laconics.

Clean up the dirty streets and alleys.

The farmers are getting in their work these fine days.

Isn't it about time the political pot was beginning to simmer?

Mrs. Johnson, on North Main street, is building a two room cottage.

A city printer will doubtless be elected by the council next Monday night.

A careless compositor made us say "rector" Paine yesterday when we wrote "recorder."

The Springfield club scored another victory yesterday by defeating the Eagles of St. Louis. The score stood nine to five.

Policeman Richardson was on duty this morning - the first time in ten days. He has been undergoing a bilious attack.

The Independent order of Good Templars meet to-night in the W.C.T.U. hall, South street and all members are expected to be present.

The case of Michael Lee vs City of Springfield is being tried by a jury before Justice Savage this afternoon. He wants $80 damages for some rock.

Probably the largest load of freight ever seen on Adams' express wagon was this morning when 7,200 pounds was photographed by Sittler.

Miller & Jones still have some of that White Frost flour that they are selling at $250 per hundred. Don't go off hungry when such bargains are offered.

Marshal Dameron, of North Springfield, informs us the mayor had eight misdemeanor cases this morning. The total amount of fines assessed was about $50. This beats business in this city.

Adam Blume, who has been serving a forty-seven days jail sentence for stealing an overcoat from Chas. Kline, for which he was committed by Recorder Wilson, was released this morning.

Mr. H.C. Ausburn reports an eight pound daughter, which arrived at his home, two and a half miles west of the city, last Thursday. He is mad because it can't vote the Democratic ticket.

People who want all the local news of the day, fresh and crisp, will subscribe for the daily LEADER. Mem. for the morning concern back in the alley: and they are subscribing at a wonderfully rapid rate.

Policeman Palmore sent a number of dogs to the happy hunting grounds early this morning. The Marshal is determined to exterminate all canines running loose who have not a collar with the letters "C.T.P."

The case of Hes. Courtney and Michael B. Parks, charged with passing counterfeit money in Ozark county, was continued by commissioner Jones until Monday to await the arrival of more witnesses. All the witnesses who have been examined departed for home last night.

The property owners on North Campbell street are getting up a petition for a third class side walk on both sides of the street, from Phelps avenue to North Springfield. The walk will be put down as soon as the grading is done, which is now in progress. It is intended to wrest the laurels from Boonville street and make Campbell the main thoroughfare.

Parties residing on Center street are moving in their fences so the street can be widened in front of the Third ward school house. This is a long needed and decided improvement. We hope one or two parties who have appealed from the decision of the board of appraisers will join hands with the balance so all can act together for the improvement of the street.

The Alumni held a meeting last night in the central school building. Miss Annie Fairbanks read a piece entitled, "Peeping Through the Blinds." Mrs. Steinmeyer followed with, "Is the World Growing Better?" Miss Golden Fagg read an article about "Happiness," followed by a recitation from Miss Nettie Bauman, after which Mr. Parker talked about "Phrenology." This consumed the evening's entertainment and all departed well pleased.

The Gulf kid band this morning received by express a $400 set of instruments, ordered by P.J. Muilberger. With their new uniform and a little more practice they will soon rank among the best. Lewis Kent is leader. Tom Rhoades, E cornet; Ollie Hall, B cornet; Harry Craig, baritone; John Pollard, solo alto; Lucien Peebles, tuba; Oscar Rosback, tenor; Arch Hollenbeck, second B cornet; Chauncey Lick, B clarinet; Will Daly, E clarinet; Jake Walters, alto; Jake Schook, alto; Emmet Farley, snare drum; John Melvin, bass drum.

P.H. Buck, charged with unlawfully holding property that did not belong to him, is being tried before Justice Savage this afternoon, having taken a change of venue from Justice Rountree. W.T. Baker bought a store from George McFarland, near Turner's station, and was to give Buck half the profits if he would assist in running the same. At end of each month they were to envoice [invoice?] and divide the profits. Baker concluded he could dispense with Buck's services, but he refused to quit, hence the charge. Buck was lodged in jail for safe keeping until the trial came up.

Mr. William Goodsell died in Christian county yesterday of consumption, aged 23 years, and was buried to-day in Riverdale cemetery. The family came from Greenville, Mich., six months ago in the hope of benefiting the health of the deceased, but the dread monster has secured too firm a hold. He was a young man highly respected by those acquainted with him.

Frank & Hinkle on St. Louis street are not doing much blowing but they have the finest meat in the market. This firm bought two steers for Easter that weighed 2720 pounds some of which they have on exhibition at their establishment this afternoon. It will do you good to go in and examine these excellent beeves, and order a roast for the festival day.

Mr. N.W. Ward has returned from a commercial trip and showed us a letter from the Alkire grocer company, St. Louis, this morning which says, among other things: "If the strike of the sugar men continues and results in a lock out, there is no telling how high the market will go. The market is excited, having advanced a cent in the last three weeks."

Robert Crenshaw brought in 240 sheep last night which he purchased of E.C. Powell on Grand prairie. After shearing them he will ship them to St. Louis.

The contract for finishing of the North Baptist church has been closed and bids will shortly be opened for seating the same. They expect to occupy it by June 1.

Probate Court.

W.H. Winton gives bond in the sum of $1,000 in estate of Mary Marvin Winton. Bond approved and letter granted.

Taylor Smith allowed $7.50 against estate of P.A. Danforth.

W.C. Price vs. Dan Haeberle, administrator of Alethia J. Roberts; judgment for plaintiff, $1,048. Both sides will appeal.

W.C. Price vs. D.B. Haeberle, administrator of W.G. Roberts estate; judgment for plaintiff, $350. Both sides will appeal.

Wm. H. Swinney files inventory of property of the estate of W.C. Swinney. Approved. He also files appraisement of $12,030.15 of personal property of W.C. Swinney, approved.

M.L. Ausherman files final settlement of estate of Eva L. Ausherman, minor, showing balance due estate of $1,265.96.

L.K. Anderson and C.D. Rogers appointed witnesses to aid and assist W.H. Winton administrator of Mary Marvin Winton, in making inventory.

W.T. Chandler and J.L. Perryman file inventory to partnership property of Swinney, Perryman & Chandler.

Shelby Jones files annual settlement of R. Dent et al., minor, showing balance due estate of $29.50.

John W. Williams files annual settlement of Eugene Scott minor. Balance due estate, $546.20.

J.F.G. Bentley asks that he be charged with $2 which he erroneously asked credit for in his settlement of estate of L.A.D. Crenshaw. He is also ordered to pay forty per cent on remaining debts in said estate.

Personal Points.

J.W. Buffington came in from St. Louis last night.

D.P. King, Republic, was in the city yesterday.

Mr. Chas. Swift, a merchant of Billings, is in to-day.

G.M. Casey, of Clinton, was on the streets last night.

A.M. Pease and wife came in from Horton, Mo., last night.

Henry Cordz and wife from Horton, are visiting the Queen City.

W.T. Patton, formerly local editor of THE LEADER, is in the city.

Sam Dickey, prosecuting attorney of Webster county, was at the Central last night.

Mrs. Sarah Smith, of Lebanon, is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.T. Hubbard.

D.H. Calmes, Lexington, Ky., is among the late arrivals at the Central.

L.H. Murray and daughter, Miss Lillie, are expected home to-morrow from St. Louis.

Ben Lippman, the young and handsome editor of the Ash Grove Commonwealth, is up on a visit to his parents.

Tom Leathers expects to leave for Wichita, Kas., next week on a prospecting tour. If he likes the place he will doubtless locate.

Mr. W.H. Wyman has recovered from a siege of sickness, congestion of the stomach and appeared ready for business this morning.

Darwin F. Johnson has accepted a position in the postoffice and slings mail like an old hand. The postmaster has a solid democratic delegation now.

Senator Bridges, of Barry county, is in the city to-day. He gave THE LEADER a pleasant call and says that he is not a candidate for re-election.

Mrs. Catharine Marlow and daughter, Miss Emma Keith, of Marlow, Ill., and Mr. Levin B. Wright, Preston, Mo., are visiting the family of Mr. J.R. Ferguson.

Miss Ada Evans arrived last night from St. Louis to visit her parents. She is a sister of Mrs. W.A. Thoms, whose husband is division superintendent on the Frisco.

Deputy United States Marshal Johnson came in from Polk county last night with Messrs. Gear, Williams and two brothers named Weedon, who were wanted as witnesses in the whisky case of one Slifer.

Cora Lee Bound Over.

The habeas corpus proceedings in the case of Cora Lee at Bolivar were brought to a close late yesterday afternoon. Nothing new of importance was introduced, the ground gone over being about the same that was covered in the preliminary examination in this city. The interesting fact was brought out that the defendant's sickness was due to the fact that she was enciente. After listening to the testimony and to the arguments of the counsel, Judge Wallace admitted the prisoner to bail in the sum $5,000. It is understood that her friends will try to raise the amout.
Prosecuting Attorney Patterson has returned from Bolivar. Judge Baker and H.E. Howell remained to consult with Cora Lee, who was required to give bond in the sum of $5,000 to await the action of the grand jury. It is supposed Judge Baker will be the principal security.

Dr. King is erecting a brick building on South street and he and Geo. Hudson will start one of the finest greenhouses west of St. Louis. The location, being in the center of the business portion of the city, will make it very convenient for lovers of nature.

Tom Kimbro wishes to see all his old customers at his new stand on corner of Boonville and Commercial Sts., where he has an elegant Barber Shop, furnished with splendid Bath Rooms and everything complete.

Monday Evening, April 26, 1886

Probate Court.

John M. Wood, curator for A.E. White, former ward, files receipt in full and is discharged.

Settlement of J.F.G. Bentley in Crenshaw estate; objection filed by Fannie Crenshaw overruled and settlement approved. Mr. Bentley tenders his resignation of said estate and files proof of notice of his intention. Approved.

Court will probably adjourn this afternoon until next Saturday.

Our old friends, Dingeldein & Armstrong, are now delivering their celebrated Springdale ice all over the city. Save your orders for them. Telephone No. 100.


Prof. Mahler is a dude.

C.S. Axtell, of Sargent, is visiting friends.

The Maroon base ball club is stopping at the Central.

Justice Savage was out with a new plug hat yesterday.

C.W. Chamberlain, a prominent citizen of Exter, was in town last night.

Abe McMaster, Mrs. Marion and Mrs. Day, all from Chicago, registered at the Central yesterday.

John Heckart came in from Willow Springs last night. He is one of the young lumber kings in that section.

J.J. Hibler and wife returned from Forsyth yesterday afternoon. He reports everything quiet and crops looking splendidly.

Mrs. R.L. McElhany and children returned Sunday morning from Austin, Texas, where they have been visiting relatives some time.

Mrs. Julia A.H. Colby, one of the excellent teachers in the Fourth ward school, will commence a select private school at her home shortly.

Mr. T.N. Smith, of Marshfield, district agent of the Mutual life insurance company, New York, is in the city en route to Morrisville to pay a claim of $3,024 to the heirs of John Appleby, deceased.

Dr. G.S. Catlin returned from Chicago, Saturday. While there he was royally entertained by Dr. DeWolf, commissioner of the board of health, A.M.G. Genung and Mr. Gurney. The latter gentleman was appointed comptroller of the currency by President Cleveland, but declined the honor. Mr. Catlin is loud in his praise of Chicago enterprise and marvelous growth.

Local Laconics.

Only three weeks till the public schools close.

Odd Fellows' supper to-night. Also city council.

We understand Rev. H. Crane has located at Chadron, Nebraska.

Now is your chance to learn Dancing. Go to Prof. Mahler's, Music Hall.

Do you like Ale and Porter? It is on draught at 233 Boonville street at the same price as beer.

The case of First National bank vs D.H. Budlong et al. has been appealed to the circuit court.

Michael Lee, who sued the city for $80, obtained a judgment for $60 in a jury trial before Justice Savage.

Pay Hayes has a hen that hatched two chicks from one egg. She was determined to do her duty in celebrating Easter.

Mr. Mahler's classes in Dancing are now open for beginners Tuesday and Friday afternoons and evenings, from 4 to 6 and from 8 to 10.

The tail end of that predicted cold wave struck Springfield Sunday night and Monday morning, but no damage was done.

Finest Kentucky and Tennessee whiskies imported liquors and wines sold at strictly wholesale prices at 233 Boonville street. Send for price list. H. BRANN & CO.

The weather was a little bit cloudy and chilly yesterday for Easter bonnets. Very few of them had the hardihood to venture out.

County court is in session as a board of appeals. If you have any grievances in regard to assessment now is the time to state it.

The case of P.H. Buck, charged with unlawful detainer, was tried by a jury before Justice Savage to-day, who returned a verdict for $1 damages and costs.

A box of Easter flowers were received at the post office yesterday without any adderss. Among the flowers was an Easter card bearing the words "Compliments of Ella and Laura." The flowers will be held until called for.

Mr. B.C McMurray, of the Adams express office, has written 3,150 words on a postal card with the naked eye, the writing consuming about three and one half hours. The penmanship is very neat and legible and can be read without the aid of glasses. It is a curiosity, and should be seen to be appreciated.

Squire Porter solemnly and quietly, in the presence of three witnesses, tied the nuptial know for Judson Pilgrim and Claudie V. Bale in his office this morning. They are new comers and, we understand, will locate in Springfield. We wish them a happy and prosperous pilgrimage through life.

George Lee, who works for the cooperage company, went home drunk Saturday and his dinner did not appear to suit him, so he cleaned the plates and dishes off the table, smashed them and beat his wife. The defendant plead guilty before the recorder and was sentenced to jail for twenty day for his bad conduct.

Reuben Hancock, colored, has been released from jail on bond of $300, returnable to the May term of court. His child died yesterday and will be buried to-day, but in spite of this sad event the republicans failed to come to the relief of the prisoner. Two good democrats, A.F. Kinney and George M. ones, were the sureties. The colored man's best friends are democrats.

Shooting Scrape.

Mr. James Blythe, with the Springfield Grocer Company, visited the James yesterday, taking his wife and mother along. During the afternoon he went off a short distance from them and during his absence John Williams, a step son of J.M. Kirby, who was intoxicated, happened to see the ladies and grossly insulted them. When Mr. Blythe returned they reported the facts to him and he remarked to Williams that he had better be careful and go slow, or something to that effect. Williams replied in substance, "What have you got to do with it?" hit the gentleman with a whip and leveled a revolver at him. Blythe was too quick for him and fired two shots, both taking effect - one in the breast and one in the side. Blythe then came to the city and offered to surrender to Sheriff Donnell, but he told him to go home, that he knew where to find him if wanted. Williams was taken to his home on Mt. Vernon street, where a physician dressed his wounds. We understand he is not dangerously hurt. From what we can learn about the affray Mr. Blythe was perfectly justifiable in shooting him. No charges have been preferred against Mr. Blythe so far.

Electric Light.

The new electric lights in the various wards of the city were turned on Saturday for the first time, and our citizens are loud in their praises - except those who own gas stock. The city has contracted for thirty lights at about $12.50 per month each. The lamps burn all night and are superior to gas for street lighting. Electric light rays can be seen farther than gas. Mr. Henry Fox is superintendent of the electric light company, while Mr. F.S. Heffernan is secretary and general manager. The company generously donated three lamps to the churches and Drury college. Only three men are constantly employed. The capital stock at present is $16,000, but does not include the recent improvements. A first-class Ides engine of 125 horse power has lately been put in the new building and shines like a new silver dollar. It is said to be one of the finest pieces of machinery west of the Mississippi river.
Our citizens were astonished to see only two lines in the Herald Sunday morning about the new electric lights. The reason is probably this: Gas company - capital stock, $100,000, of which Capt. C.W. Rogers, John O'Day, B.F. Hobart, C.E. Harwood and L.H. Murray are said to have a controling interest. The fact appears plain that our esteemed contemporary wears a gas collar. Our city council acted wisely in giving us competition in street lighting, provided it was done legally.

Good News for the Sick.

Mrs. Dr. Cutter of Boston, Mass., is at the Kelley House, South street, where she will be to examine and treat women and children by new and original methods. Can describe your disease without asking a question. Chronic diseases given up by other physicians receive her special attention. Best of reference furnished at office. Dr. C. teaches every one how to cure themselves. Free lecture to ladies Tuesday the 27th at 2:30, in the W.C.T.U. Hall.

Fire Items.

The Fireman's tournament at Ft. Smith will be the grandest affair of the season.

Three hundred firemen are expected to be in line at the grand parade, May 4.

Bear in mind the special train leaves North Springfield, at 4:30 o'clock, Monday morning, May 3.

The grand ball tendered the visiting firemen and their friends will be one of the enjoyable features of this trip to the beautiful "Border City."

Every person who has $5 to spend cannot realize more solid enjoyment out of it than by purchasing a ticket for Ft. Smith. Remember that the price is more than half fare. Reduced rates at all hotels. Put your nickel's in the missionary box, and go with the fire boys.

Every company intending to go to Ft. Smith are drilling every night, and are determined to carry away the championship prizes, consequently there will be some very close racing. The home companies are equally determined to hold the prizes. Tickets for the excursion, can be secured from the following persons. Springfield, H.C. Tompkins, R.E. Everett, A.C. McKnight. North Springfield, Wm. Mathie, Zan Brannock and Jos. W. Hall.

Real Estate.

Silvanus Wagoner to John H.M. McAllister; 120 acres in 1,29,23 -- $4,000.

Alexander Zellweger to E.C. Powell; quit claim deed to tract in 1,29,23 -- $1.

C.M. Parce et al to W.H. Waller; all of the north half of lot 3 block 6, Union addition -- $350.

E.T. Robberson and A.P. Harwood to W.H. Waller; quit claim deed to the north half of the east half of lot 3, block 6, Union addition -- $1.

Maple Park Cemetery association to Vincent Ma__etti; lot 1, block 23 -- $50.

Wm. S. Brackney to E.L. Wallace; tract in Greene county --$700.

Mary A. Mills to S.A. and S.C. Haseltine and C.M. Clarke; tract in 12,29,22 -- $2,340.

Wm. A. Lemmon to John Killingsworth; quit claim deed to 40 acres in 33,31,24 -- $1.

Wednesday Evening, April 28, 1886

Local Laconics.

St. John's Commandery conferred the degree of temple upon Mr. Cotter Monday night.

The Maroons again defeated the Springfield club yesterday, the score standing 19 to 2.

A called meeting of the school board will be held next Friday night to open bids for the first school building.

W.P. Stewart is building a handsome two story residence on east side of Benton Avenue. The foundation is nearly complete.

Interesting services are still being held in the First Baptist church by Rev. S.M. Brown, the great St. Louis revivalist. All invited.

Rafe Doling returned last night from St. Louis where he purchased a steamer for the lake at Doling Park. Rafe says it's a daisy.

Mr. M.M. Hawkins and family leave for Columbus, Miss., to-morrow morning on a visit to relatives. This is his old home.

Dr. N.B. Yates and family, late of Niles Mich., have located in Springfield and will reside in M.M. Hawkins' house on South street.

Judge Baker is having a nice substantial flagstone walk laid in front of his magnificent brick building, northeast corner of the square.

For the best Soda water go to E.J. Bourquenot and Co.

Recorder Paine issued 32 marriage licenses in January, 33 in February and 47 in March. A.B. Elsey and Emma Lauffenburger yesterday obtained license to wed.

A.M. Hood took out merchants' license to-day - the first for the ensuing year. Any one can get license now by applying at the City building.

Dave King, a young and well known merchant of Republic, who married Miss Jennie Titus of this city, was in town to day to buy goods, but left on the 11 o'clock train.

For the best Lemonade go to E.J. Bourquenot and Co.

The county collector on last Saturday turned into the city treasury, seven hundred dollars collected from delinquent real estate tax due the city. This will help the current expense.

Why don't the members of the Springfield band give concerts from the band stand on the square occasionally? We would like to hear from the boys on this subject.

For Ice cream go to E.J. Bourquenot and Co.

Thos. J. White and family, J.F. Bann [Dann?] and wife and about fifteen or twenty others are picnicing on the James to-day. They went in two wagons and took a good supply of edibles and fishing tackle.

E.A. Barbour, city clerk, will begin to take applications for licenses to-morrow morning for the ensuing year. A list of the merchants will be published together with amount of sales for past year as sworn to by them.

For the best fruits go to E.J. Bourquenot and Co.

The case of Henry Jones vs. James Baker, a suit for $80 as services, was tried by a jury before Justice Porter yesterday, who after hearing the evidence, failed to agree on a verdict and were discharged. Another jury was called at 10 o'clock this morning.

The Second Annual Calico Ball given at Music Hall by the Saengerbund on Monday, April 26th, was a grand and complete success. There were about one hundred couple present and all enjoyed themselves hugely, and will long cherish fond remembrance of the event.

George E. Graham was a prolific letter writer on Monday. Two of his "last" letters have been published and THE LEADER publishes another to-day, which was found by Sheriff Donnell. It is a screed directed to Prosecuting Attorney Patterson, and will no doubt be interesting reading.

We are gratified to see our excellent friends E.A. Barbour and C.E. Phillips, re-elected clerk and engineer for another year. They have made efficient, accommodating and thorough officials and it is a pleasure to do business with them. The mayor congratulated them, for which they returned thanks and afterwards distributed a box of cigars among the "boys."

Personal Points.

H.E. Fuller, of Ozark, was up yesterday.

John Heckart is up from Willow Springs.

C.W. Reed, of Ft. Smith, Ark., is in the city.

Nena Mitchell, of Rolla, was in town last night.

B.T. King is seriously afflicted with peritonitis.

R.A. Campbell, Sterling, Mo., is at the Central.

H.S. Nones came in from Denver, Col., last night.

J.O. Callaham, Muscogee, I.T., was in town yesterday.

Mrs. B.W. Fenner left this morning for a visit to St. Louis.

E.A. Barbour will accompany the fire boys to Ft. Smith.

Thos. Mears, Steubenville, Ohio, arrived last night.

John Q. Calloway, of Howard county, is viewing our beautiful city.

W.E. Bowden has returned from West Tennessee, where he left his daughter.

Mr. Williams of S.A. Brown & Co., came in from the west over the Frisco this morning.

J.R. Lamar, an inmate of the alms house, is seriously ill with inflammatory phthisic.

The recorder had one drunk this morning. Business is unusually slack this spring.

Mrs. L.A. Campbell and son Lee, returned this morning from an extended visit to New Orleans.

The city clerk issued the past year 650 licenses, about 150 in excess of any year in the history of our city.

H.C. Sprinkle, passenger conductor on the Frisco, who has been sick for a short time is again out and able to take his run.

Mrs. J.H. Garlic returned from Iowa last night, where she has been visiting for the past month with relatives and friends.

D. N. Shaver.

The prosecuting attorney has received a letter from Rev. J.B. Shaver, of Altoona, Pa., brother of the man murdered at Jones' spring, near this city, recently, acknowledging receipt of letter containing photograph of deceased. He recognized it as his brother, whom he has not seen for four years. He sent the picture to his mother at Wolfsburg, Pa., for identification. His brother had a gold watch and about $150 on his person when he left Pennsylvania. He is willing to co-operate with the officers in hunting the murderer or murderers down and extends thanks to the citizens and officers of Springfield.

Kicked by a Pony.

Floyd, the six-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. J.T. Stoner, a pupil of Mrs. Julia A.H. Colby, teacher of room 1, Fourth ward school, while trying to drive his pony home at noon, stepped too near its heels and struck at it with a whip. The animal did not relish this kind of sport and kicked the little boy on the side, knocking him down. He was picked up in an insensible condition by some school boys and carried home. A physician was summoned, and we are glad to learn that no bones were broken. Floyd will be ready for school in a day or two.

Land Sales.

Ellis Paxson has sold a lot in North Springfield to C. Eckas for $1,500.

Robert M. Dysart has sold lot 7, block 44, in North Springfield to C. Eckas for $1,975.

John H. Wiley has purchased part of lot 3, block 6, North Springfield, from Annie C. Petty for $450.

James Alexander has bought 21 acres from Andrew J. Rountree for $300.

William C. Crutcher has bought lot 24, block 21, in Maple park cemetery from A.P. Harwood for $70.


Mrs. Mary Rogers, wife of Thomas Rogers, died at her home in Dallas county, of consumption, aged 33, and will be buried at 11 o'clock tomorrow in Hodge grave yard.

A.O. Edwards 20 years and 8 months old, residing eight miles northwest of the city, on the Melville road, died last night and will be buried to-morrow.

Thursday Evening, April 29, 1886

Francis P. Berry's Will.

The will of Francis P. Berry, of Stone County, was sent here this morning with a commission to take the deposition of Jonathan Echolberry, Newton M. Rountree and Wm. A. Hall, subscribing witnesses.
The will is, in substance as follows; To Wm. F. and Edward G. Berry, Sopha J. Paine, Mary Gideon, Perlian Hartley and Amanda J. Williams, each one dollar.
To his wife, Rebecca Berry, three hundred and forty-five acres of land during her life time, and at her death all of said land is to go to Nancy M. Berry, Dosha Berry, Joseph D. Berry, Henderson Berry, John M. Berry, Alexander Berry, Francis P. Berry and David D. Berry. All the rest and residue is given to his wife, Rebecca Berry, absolutely, and she is appointed executrix without bond.

Will of Lettitia Powell.

The will of Lettitia P. Powell, made January 15, 1886, in the presence of J.G. Danforth and Wm. M. Kerall, witnesses, was probated yesterday. It reads:
Know ye that I, Lettitia P. Powell, being mindful of the uncertainty of life, and certainty of death, and though weak of body, yet of sound and deposing memory, do make and decree this my last will and testament.
In the first place I give my soul to God, whose goodness and mercy have borne me up amidst the trials and conflicts of an unfriendly world.
In the second place I desire and will that my funeral expenses shall be paid and all my just debts.
Thirdly, I will and bequeath to my dear children, Mary A. McKerall, Josiah Danforth and Alexander R. Berry, all my personal property, to be divided equally amongst them at a fair valuation, and should my children not choose to divide a certain part of my personal property I will that such property be sold to the highest bidder for cash and the money equally divided between them. But so far as my said heirs can agree on the division of my said personal effects I want it done, as I do not desire my personal effects exposed at public auction if it can be avoided.
I hereby make and constitute my son, Alexander R. Berry, my executor to carry into effect this my last will and testament. I direct that my said executor shall make a full and complete inventory of my property after my death and shall get two good and substantial citizens to place a valuation on all my personal effects outside of my residence. by which I mean I do not want my household and kitchen furniture put in the inventory. After the aforesaid inventory is complete I want my heirs to take such of the property as each may want, and if anything should remain which none of them want or can agree upon, the same is to be held as before directed and proceeds divided amongst my heirs.
It is my wish that no further action shall be taken in the probate court except probating my will. In testimony of all which I hereby set my proper signature, etc.

Local Laconics.

County and circuit court meet next Monday.

The board of appeals has adjourned sine die.

The board of pension examiners was in session yesterday.

Robert Crenshaw will ship a mixed car load of hogs and cattle to St. Louis next Saturday.

Try our loan rates on first class brick business property. L.A. NEWTON & SON.

Joe Smith, a painter, who served a jail sentence of thirty-four days for disturbing the peace, was released on the 27th inst.

Cards are out for the wedding of Mr. Lewis J. Pipkin and Miss Lillian T. Murray at the residence of Hon. L.H. Murray, Thursday evening, May 6th.

Mr. J.H. Rollston, on Lincoln street, we understand, shot at some burglars last night who attempted to break into his house. We were unable to see him, hence no particulars.

J.F. Coffy, recently confined in our county jail and taken to Ozark county for trial on charge of killing his half-uncle, Perry Coffy, was acquitted a few days ago at Gainesville.

Miller & Jones the wide awake grocers on Boonville street, invites the attention of the citizens of Springfield and vicinity of their especial fine assortment of canned fruits, that they are now offering at unusually low prices.

Sheriff Cunningham, of Stockton, San Joaquin county, California, arrived in Pierce City, Mo., on the 23d inst. with a requisition for T.P. Campbell, wanted on four charges of forgery, but learned that the prisoner had broke jail and escaped the previous Saturday night.

In the suit of W.F. Leathers vs. the City of Springfield for $150 for grading South Campbell street a change of venue has been taken from Justice Rountree to Justice Savage. A jury was summoned and the case is being tried to-day. No man from the city will sit on the jury.

Among the proceedings of the supreme court at Jefferson City we find the following: Wm. Neff, ap, vs. Greene County National Bank of Springfield, resp. Greene county; dismissed for failure to prosecute. Springfield Rly. Co. ap. vs. C.J. Bingham, resp. Christian county; affirmed by consent; each party to pay their respective costs.

Our young friend L.M. Rainey is as lonesome as a fish out of water. for two long, weary weeks he has lived like Hinda.
   "Where the bright eyes of angels only
   Come around him to behold
   A paradise so pure and lonely."
The immediate cause of his melancholy is the absence of Mrs. Rainey, who is visiting friends in Fulton. We condole with him in his loneliness.

The buyer of Wyman, Fuqua & Graves is now in the eastern market selecting goods. They intend to keep in the lead in the business and already have had to duplicate some of their spring orders. We are pleased to note their increasing trade, and can say they are gentlemen who fully intend to do just as they advertise. Look out for their locals next week.

Last night about 11 o'clock some darkies broke out all the window lights in the kitchen of Mr. G.W. Hackney, on West Walnut street. It seems the colored cook had a visitor and a jealous darkey outside threw the rocks. Mr. Hackney heard a stone hit the kitchen and fired a pistol in the yard to scare the intruder, but owing to the darkness he could not see him. After breaking the window the fellow grabbed a hat, took it to the house where he staid and burned it.

The directors of the board of trade will meet next Tuesday night in the circuit clerk's office to consider the propositions for the location of a new building. About a dozen bids have been received, but they are very unsatisfactory from the fact that some of the property owners ask more than their land is worth. It strikes us that if some street would offer a bonus for the location it would pay big money in the end by enhancing the value of property owners thereon. The Board of Trade is a big thing for Springfield and should be encouraged in every way possible.

J.M. McElhany, the merchant monarch of Neosho, is in the city, visiting his relatives. He attended the Powder Party given by Miss Fellows. This is his first visit to Springfield in five years and he is astonished at the improvements that have taken place within that time. John has accumulated a handsome fortune, which is due to his business integrity, private virtue and devotion to Democratic principles. He will remain a few days the guest of Maj. McElhany, R.L. McElhany and Col. H.F. Fellows.

Cunningham & Goodenow are practical piano manufacturers and repairers. Their intimate knowledge of every part of a piano admirably fit them for their chosen work. They have built up an enviable reputation in this community, where their work as repairers and tuners is well known and appreciated. Their services are much sought after. They deal in first class instruments and deserve the confidence and patronage of the public.

Personal Points.

Wm. B. Sanford, of Holland's bank, is on the sick list.

Mr. James Jones, of Dayton, Ohio, is visiting Springfield.

Miss M. Schulz, of New York, arrived in the city this morning.

John Williams, who was shot last Sunday on the James by Mr. Blythe, is improving.

Walter Scott, special agent for the Home Insurance company of New York, is in the city.

J.H. Gage has removed his mill to Jefferson street, in the shop of Allen A. Ramsey.

J.A. Hammond, a good looking young man of Ozark, showed his smiling countenance last night.

Col. Scott, well known in insurance circles, is in the city en route for Willow Springs to adjust the losses by the late fire.

Maj. Door, the genial and always welcome representative of the Hall Safe Co., is in the city adding to the brightness of old Sol.

Mrs. Martin Crow and daughter, Mrs. James A. Dixon, from Bowling Green, Pike county, Mo., are visiting Mr. H.C. Crow.

A.J. Truman and W.H. Walker, of Mountain Home, Ark., were in the city last night and left for St. Louis this morning.

F.C. Becker, Verona; Geo. F. Dorr, Carthage; J.V. Miller, St. Louis, and Chas. F. Jackels New York, were among the arrivals at the Central to-day.

Mrs. Sylvester, of the Springfield dollar store, returned from St. Louis yesterday where she purchased an elegant stock of goods that will arrive in a day or so.

Sam Harbison, Chas. Tait and J.T. McElhany, prominent citizens of Neosho, came in on the Frisco last night to see a live city and mingle with their numerous friends.

Prof. G.S. Escott, formerly principal of the North Springfield public schools, now traveling for a manufacturing firm to Grand Rapids, Mich., is visiting his family. He expects to return some time next month.

Dr. J.E. Tefft returned form Florida this morning very much improved in health. Mr. T.B. Holland, who accompanied him as far as Jacksonville, switched off for New York City. The doctor took in the little island of Cuba, visited the oldest city in America - St. Augustine, Florida, founded in 1565 - and went to the New Orleans exposition. It is reported he became homesick and was glad to get back to Springfield.

Powdered Hair Party.

Miss Ada Fellows was at home, 509 Main street, last night to a large number of her friends, who had received invitations to attend a powdered hair party. The elegant mansion of her father, Col. H.F. Fellows, was brilliantly illuminated and the guests were treated in a royal manner. The rooms were nicely decorated and admired by all. Armstrong's orchestra furnished excellent music and dancing was indulged in till a late hour. The costumes of the ladies were varied and beautiful, many of them especially noticeable. The supper was all that the most fastidious could desire and was nicely served. All the delicacies of the season loaded the tables and delighted the visitors. Miss Ada was assisted by Mrs. H.F. Fellows and Mrs. Frank Curran, of Stanford, Ky. Mr. Tate, Mr. J.T. McElhany and Mr. Harbinson, of Neosho, were among the visitors.
Among those present were Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Crenshaw, Mr. and Mrs. A.M. Longwell, J.F. Callen and Stella Mitchell, N.C. Grubbs and Miss Ramey, L.H. Dickson and T. Garnett, Jack Russell and J. Garnett, Chas. A. McCann and Mrs. Booth, Otis Milligan and Miss Goldberry, Geo. Rathbun and Miss Crenshaw, Al Hursh and Misses Sherwood and Eversel, Tom Moore and Miss Williams, Homer McElhany, F.A. Wishart and Miss Russell, W.C. Winsborough and Miss Addie Russell, Mr. Mulholland and Bee Carruthers, A.C. Anderson and Miss Helen Hayes, besides numerous others whose names we could not learn. It was the most recherche social event of the season. May the future of Miss Fellows be as happy and successful as was this her formal debut in the social world.

A Big Suit.

Depositions are still being taken before J.P. McCammon in the case of Francis Dykes vs. Geo. S. Van Avery. The defendant is suing him for $50,000 damages on account of seducing her under promise of marriage. The case comes up in the circuit court at Kansas City on May 20. The defendant is quite a prominent man and reputed to be wealthy. Good & Cravens have been employed by Van Avery to take depositions and there is some talk of them being engaged as assistant counsel.

Probate Court.

Objection filed by Fannie Crenshaw to settlement of J.F.G. Bentley overruled.

J.F.G. Bentley tenders his resignation as administrator of L.A.D. Crenshaw and files proof of notice of his intention. Approved.

T.J. White files final settlement of Wm. Davis and is discharged.

John Combs, curator, allowed something over $700 against estate of Wm. E. Combs.

Real Estate.

C.B. Holland to J.B. Townsend, lot in Lair's addition -- $7,000.

Frisco railroad to John C. Plumb, 80 acres in 2,29,22 -- $520.

Seth Tuttle to Stephen Mabb; lot on Clay street -- $150.

Catharine A. Marcroft to Springfield railway company; lot on Boonville street -- $2,000.

College Notes.

Two picnics are billed for Saturday.

Dr. Morrison is still in Chicago and it is not certain when he will return.

W.B. Whitworth has been unusually happy this week. Congratulations (?).

Owing to outside business Prof. O. Brown was unable to meet his classes yesterday.

Mr. Fitzgerald is performing the duties of matron at Fairbanks Hall. Mr. Fitzgerald understands his business.

The lynching of Graham and base ball have about equally shared the general conversation for the past two days.

Owing to the meeting of the band Tuesday evening the teachers' meeting for the study of the Sunday school was smaller than usual.

All students from town who can possibly do so are requested to come over as early as possible and spend their time visiting at the dormitory.

Owing to lack of time the entertainment which was set for Thursday for the benefit of missions will not be given at that time. The time for giving it is yet indefinite.

The Senior Preps. have posted up a notice that no one but regular Senior Preps. will be allowed on their class picnic. The unsophisticated little Preps. must remember that this is a distinct class now and that they cannot associate with them as before.

"Plus Ultra" wishes to say that any seeming unkind remarks to the Senior Prep. class had exclusive reference to the gentlemen of the class. The young ladies of the class are simply perfect and therefore no allusion to them could have been contemplated.

Mrs. Morrison gave another party at her home yesterday evening. Quite a large party was present and spent the evening in a great variety of amusements. Mrs. Morrison is a splendid hand to provide amusements and an evening spent there is always appreciated by all.

Friday Evening, April 30, 1886

Southworth, Dowell & Hollman, who were warded the contract for curbing and guttering the square last Monday night, will commence work as soon as their bond is given, which will be in a few days. They are skilled workmen and we look for a substantial, neat job.

John Matthews Post No. 69. G.A.R., at their meeting last night mustered in D.H. Budlong and J.H. Kershner. Committees have been appointed to prepare a programme for the observance of decoration day.

Ash Grove Atoms.

Miss Rose Hembree, of Oregon, is visiting her cousin, Miss Hembree.

Mr. R.H. Livington, son and daughter, from Florida, have located here.

Mrs. T.M. Bennett, of North Springfield, is visiting Mrs. Adison Pancake.

J.L. Perryman left Tuesday for California to look for a location for a cattle ranch.

J.H. Likens has commenced work on the foundation for a new brick business house.

During the thunder storm last Wednesday lightning struck a large straw stack southeast of the city and it was consumed.

A steer kicked J.M. Doss, a few days since, on the forehead. He was not dangerously hurt, but will not venture near one hereafter.

Chas. A. Crane, one of the efficient engineers on the Gulf railroad, has rented a house and will move his family here from Springfield.

A flue burning out at the residence of F.S. Green Monday morning caused an alarm of fire. Damage small, as the flues were extinguished.

John Cooney was taken before Squire Hurt on charge of firing a revolver on Main street and fined $50. Not being able to liquidate he was taken to the county jail to serve out the sentence.

A team ran away with Chas. Wilson Tuesday afternoon and came near ending his earthly career. His feet became fastened in the buggy while his head was hanging over the side nearly touching the axle. In this perilous position the horses ran a block, colliding with a picket fence and were finally stopped. Wilson was picked up unconscious, but finally revived. It is said he was drunk and had hired the rig to have some fun.

College Notes.

This is report morning.

Steam had to be turned into the radiators yesterday.

Straw hats and overcoats were both numerous yesterday.

"It is blessed for brethren to dwell together," vide the Senior Preps.

Mr. Fite, an uncle of our worthy sophomores, the Messrs. Thompson, who has been attending a medical school in Atlanta, Ga., was a visitor at the College yesterday.

Miss Nannie Rogers was a visitor at the library yesterday.

Mr. Somers gives promise of being a dashing young man among the ladies at no distant day.

Only one class meets this term before chapel, the Astronomy class under Prof. Brown.

It is being strongly urged that a night earlier than Thursday be given for the lecture before the literary society's commencement.

Hardly a day passes but that the boys have some fine music, even if they have to listen to a solo on the tuber.

Messrs Ed and Carter Tillman were called to their home at Arlington by the sickness of their father. The telegram came yesterday evening telling them to come home and they left almost immediately on the evening train.

The many friends of Harry cotton of the class of '85 will be glad to know that he is spending his vacation at Utica, Mo. He attended the Chicago Theological seminary during the year and is very enthusiastic in his work.

The following are the names and positions of the College nine: Ball and Hubble, pitcher; Hudson and Gillies, catcher; Puller, first base; Hubble and Hudson, second base; Draper, third base; Gillies, short stop; Ritchey, right field; Thompson, center field; Hubbard, left field.

August, the 19 year old son of Reuben Laughlin, died yesterday of typhoid fever and measles, and will be buried to-morrow at the brick church grave yard, on the Bolivar road. He was a promising young man.


JOHNSON-ALLEN - On April 28th, at the residence of the bride's father, in Galena, Kansas, Mr. Ben Johnson and Miss F.A. Allen.
Mr. and Mrs. Johnson will arrive in the city to-night, and as the groom is well and favorably known in this city, having been for a long time connected with M.C. Vinton's dry goods house, which position he still holds, there will be many friends who will extend a hearty welcome to the bride, and congratulates the happy pair.

Real Estate.

R.A. Neal to John O'Day; quit claim deed to a tract in 30,28,23 -- $800.

G.F.L. Rudolph to J.C. Biggart; quit claim deed to the east half of southwest quarter of section 21, township 29, range 21 -- $1.

George Twigger to Melinda E. Morrow; lot 13 in Twigger's addition, North Springfield -- $225.

N.J. Bass to J.H. Pipkin; tract in 24,30,21 -- $50.

W.D. Crothers to M.M. Hawkins; lot on South Grant street -- $250.

Local Laconics.

Matinee to-morrow.

Consumers use Springfield fresh roast.

The Springfield fresh roast is the best.

Fine peach blow potatoes at Miller & Jones.

Probate court will be in session to-morrow.

Testimonial to Horace Dumars, author of Little Nugget, to-night.

Little Nugget to-night is one of the finest comedies now before the public.

Justice Savage married Thos. Allen and Julia Ann Brumite at his office this afternoon.

James Abbott is making some substantial improvements to his West Walnut street property.

A noticeable improvement on West Walnut street is the new paling fence being built for Maj. L. Ellenburg.

The Hospital Aid society will meet at the residence of Mrs. Ralph Walker on Monday next at 3 p.m., Mrs. Wade Burden, secretary.

Sheriff Johnson came in from Christian county last night to release James Campbell, who had served out f fine for a misdemeanor.

We understand a heavy hail storm visited the vicinity of Brookline and Dorchester Wednesday afternoon, doing considerable damage to fruit.

Remember the young men's prayer meeting to-night in the hall over Holland's bank. A cordial welcome is extended to the young men of the city.

Miller & Jones are still holding the fort on the price of flour, and selling the White Frost at $2.50 a hundred and warrant it to be better than any 4X in Springfield.

We can surely go to see the Little Nugget on the reputation it has scored in all of the cities. The famous Sissons and comical Cawthorne are in the cast.

The Springfield base ball club left on the morning train over the Gulf for Leavenworth, Kas., where they play Saturday and Sunday with the grasshopper boys.

Our citizens will hardly recognize the court room when the neat improvements are completed. No standing on the seats or spitting on the carpet should be allowed hereafer.

William Titus, on South Grant street, is preparing to make an addition of two rooms. James Bennett, on same street, is putting up a new porch. Mr. Chas. Foss has just completed a new porch on South Main street.

Go to the testimonial to-night and see Horace Dumars' Little Nugget, which has had a successful run of nearly a year. The original company as organized for the regular season are all in the cast. At Mansfield Opera House.

The case of W.F. Leathers vs. city of Springfield was tried by the following jury before Justice Savage yesterday: M.L. Williamson, W.S. Johnson, W.D. Fender, F.D. Williams, E.H. Trolinger and C.H. Ashlock. After hearing the evidence the jury returned a verdict as follows: "We, the jury, find the issues for the plaintiff and assess his damages at $150." E.H. Trolinger was foreman.

Little Louise, daughter of Dr. A.H. Eversol, celebrated her fourth birthday by entertaining a number of her little friends Wednesday night. Among those present were Blanch Sittler, Mr. Sander's little girls, Mr. Sibley's daughters, Ralph Zerker, Jamie Delaney, Mr. McKinney's children and Ermer Smith. A nice little supper was served. Music was furnished by Miss Annie Hughes. The little hostess was the recipient of numerous presents.

The Little Nugget Comedy company, composed of E.P. Sisson and wife, H.S. Cawthorn, Sager Midgley, Mrs. Midgley, George E. Payne, Josie Sisson, Prof. Warren, E. Brame and H.A. Mann, arrived last night and appear at Mansfield opera house to-night. We predict a crowded house.

Norman J. Smith, charged with taking possession of two rooms in a barn on his farm, occupied by Samuel Sage as a dwelling house, has been arrested for locking the door and holding Mr. Sage's property. The case is likely to come up before Justice Sava to-day.

Mrs. Alf Adams assaulted the wife of Rev. Hill last night, near Carson's elevator, by knocking her bonnet off and pulling her hair. Officer Poteet arrested her. This morning she plead guilty and the recorder fined her $1 and costs. Both parties are colored and the wives of preachers.

Springfield's Pride

The Springfield Wagon Manufactory has taken on a new and stronger lease of life. It has always been a strong institution and a pride to Springfield, and now that three Kentucky capitalists, Mrssrs. E.B. Hayden, T.J. Curran and H.C. Bright, have invested their capital and experience in the business it will be able to extend its usefullness which will be beneficial to Springfield as well as to the company.
The capital stock of the company is $75,000; its annual capacity is 5,000 of as good wagons as are made anywhere, and constant improvements are being made. The Springfield wagons are found all over this southwestern country and new territory is constantly being added and the trade thus extended. The officers of this company are as follows: H.F. Fellows, president; N.W. Fellows, vice president; Fred A. Wishart, secretary, and E.B. Hayden, treasurer. The directors are as follows: H.F. Fellows, N.W. Fellows, E.B. Hayden, H.C. Bright and T.J. Curran.
THE LEADER is pleased to welcome the Kentucky gentlemen to this city. They have invested their money wisely. The Springfield Wagon Factory is a paving institution which is doing a great deal for Springfield. It advertises the city in a very effective manner and is a substantial demonstration that manufacturing ventures will pay here. There is no point in the state or the southwest which offers more natural advantages to the capitalist.
As an instance of the wagon company's generosity as well as prosperity we will state that it pays its large number of employes for ten hours work per day, when in reality they work only eight hours.

Mr. Bill Fiend will arrive in town to-morrow to interview his many friends.


Jas. R. Milner is in Cassville.

Rankin McAdoo went to Everton this morning.

J.H. Pemberton came in from Buckley last night.

Wm. P. Hargraves was in from Hartville last night.

J. Porter, a prominent citizen of Mt. Vernon, is in town.

Frank Taunt and wife have gone to Bolivar on a visit.

Mr. B.F. Hobart left for Kansas City this morning over the Gulf.

M.S. Hardesty, of Camden Point, Mo., was at the Central last night.

R.A. Brown, Mrs. C. Brown and C.R. Brown, of Polk county, are up on a visit.

Almus Harrington, the leading lawyer of Ozark, was up yesterday on business.

Mrs. Copper has returned from Wellington, Kas., where she has been visiting her sick daughter.

Rufus Bowden, brother of the attorney, departed for Tennessee this morning, to be absent several weeks.

An infant son of Mr. John Brashears died this morning and will be buried to-morrow near the James.

Charlie Hovey, who was in Lebanon on business, received a telegram that his wife was sick and came home last night.

Mr. L.S. Cass, formerly one of the leading grocers of Springfield, who has been in the city a day or two, left for his home near Fordland, this afternoon.

Mr. G.W. Watts, of Rogersville, is in the city. He says Mike Graber, of Ozark, formerly of Springfield, is erecting a new building to be used as a tobacco factory.

G.H. Twilly and J.G. Wilson, Cedar Gap; J.E. Gibson, Logansport, Ind.; A.E. Gore, Joplin, and R.W. Babbitt, Olney, Ill., are among the late arrivals at the Central.

Mrs. R.H. Swinney died at Ash Grove last Tuesday, after a protracted illness, and was buried Wednesday. Her maiden name was Lawrence and she was a native of Kentucky.

Dr. A.H. Eversol returned from Washington this morning. He had a pleasant chat with congressman Wade, who says he is working hard to get a public building and U.S. district court for Springfield. Mr. Wade is enjoying good health and public life seems to agree with him.

Mr. I.N. Meyer, who has resided on Monroe street for years, leaves to-morrow morning for Wright county, near Cedar Gap, where he has purchased a farm and will locate. Springfield loses one of its best citizens and the neighbors regret to see the family go away. We wish them prosperity and commend them to the citizens of Wright county.

Saloon Licenses.

The dramshop keepers attempted to have a bill passed at the last meeting of the city council to reduce licenses to $600 per annum, but it was defeated by the following vote:
Ayes - Craig, Plummer and Headley.
Nays - Hubbell, Jones, Ramey, Frazee and Atkinson.
The city collector will commence collecting licenses to morrow for the next fiscal year, and if they all pay the city treasury will be $8,000 richer. The merchants' license will amount to about $2,000. We understand one or two saloon keepers have decided not to renew, but will run temperance houses, selling ginger ale, lemonade, etc.

Timber Cutters.

Deputy United States marshal Means came in last night from Seligman, Barry county, with T.E. Hobson, charged with cutting timber on government land. The following witnesses accompanied him: M. Shultz, W.F. Riley and Wm. Puett. John Hobson, Jr., who was under $200 bond, was surrendered by his bondsmen and also brought in. The preliminary examination is set for 2 o'clock this afternoon.
Deputy marshal J.W. Johnson also brought in Peter Offerman, charged with cutting timber in Wright county, near Cedar Gap. It appears the timber cutter are quite numerous in southwest Missouri.

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Microfilm, Springfield Leader; April 20, 1886 - Aug. 28, 1886; Aug. 30, 1886 - April 5, 1887; The Library Center/Springfield-Greene County Library, 4653 South Campbell, Springfield, Missouri 65810-1723; obtained April 30, 2006.

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