May 1, 1886
Mr. E.C. Nation was on the sick list yesterday.
Mr. McElroy will fill Mr. Ritchey's pulpit at Lyman station Sunday.
Some of the girls come to chapel these mornings looking like flower gardens.
Any surplus of fun should be disposed of before entering chapel these
Mr. Jas. Cash spends to-day and to-morrow at his home seven miles north of
Prof. Hall now indulges his leisure in holding out to grass his spotted pony,
of which he is very proud.
Prayer meeting last evening was conducted by Prof. Hall after which the
Handel and Hayden society met for one hour.
Mr. Allbritain, a young lawyer of Kansas City, formerly a school mate of
Prof. Dinsmoor, was a visitor at the College yesterday.
Another large party of teachers and students will spend this afternoon at
Doling park boating, gathering flowers, etc., mostly etcetera.
The Senior Preps. are exceeding sorrowful to-day. They postponed their picnic
'till next Saturday on account of the cold weather and now, Oh! what a beautiful
President Morrison returned from Chicago this morning, but will remain here
only a short time. His unusually pleasant smile is taken as a sign that he has
been successful on his trip.
Mr. J.D. Ritchey left yesterday afternoon for Pleasant Hope where he will
preach Sunday. It is not certain that Mr. Ritchey has not other attractions
there than a mere desire to fulfill a minister's duty.
The boys desire to extend their sincere thanks to the electric Light company
for putting the College light up in their persimmon patch. The truth of it is
they never wanted the light too near. It has often proved a blessing to have the
College campus wrapt in utter darkness. The man who will invent some method of
extinguishing the moon will be hailed as a benefactor.
Prof. Sheppard's botany class, the juniors and a few favored ones, go on a
picnic and botanizing expedition to Knox cave to-day. The party, numbering about
twenty, with botany cans and dinner buckets and straw hats, started this morning
for that most famous of all picnic resorts. The Seniors are clothed in sackcloth
and ashes in memory of the time when they were botany students.
Nune pro tune order of sale of land entered for October term, 1885,
for E.F. Mayfield, guardian and curator for W.A. Mayfield, minor, on petition
filed at October term, 1884, to lot 1 in Thomas' addition to North Springfield.
T.J. White files settlement of Wm. Davis, minor, and order of court to pay
balance in his hands to his mother, Nancy C. Hestard.
E.F. Mayfield, guardian and curator W.A. Mayfield, minor; files report of
sale of lot 1 in Thomas' addition to North Springfield to W.M. Hall for $400,
sold March 9, 1886.
Robert H. Swinney, surviving partner of partnership estate of Swinney
Brothers, files bond in sum of $5,000, with W.T. Chandler and John Todd as
securities. Approved. Jasper Weir and John M. Cotter appointed witnesses to
assist Robert H. Swinney.
Newt. Herral and Monroe Snodgrass, charged with murder in the first degree,
viz: killing Amos Reed in Taney county, will be tried May 31. John A. Patterson,
J.M. Patterson and James R. Vaughan will prosecute, and O.H. Travers, J.J.
Gideon and A. Harrington defend Snodgrass. In the case of Herral, John A.
Patterson and James R. Vaughan will represent the state, and O.H. Travers, A.M.
Payne and A. Harrington the defendant. As there is legal talent on both sides a
hard fight will be the result.
Mr. Fred Mayfield, editor of the Ozark News, informs us two large
brick buildings - one to be a bank and one for a store - are being erected. An
assembly of the Knights of Labor, twenty strong is now in active working order
and growing rapidly. Mr. B.W. Goodhue and sons, lat of Chicago, have purchased a
tract of land ten miles from Ozark.
RAILROAD TIME TABLE - Frisco Line
||St. Louis Day Express, leaves
||St. Louis Express Fr't, leaves
||St. Louis Nl ht Express, leaves
||Ozark Accommodt'n, arrives
||Bolivar Accommodt'n, arrives
||Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico and California Exp, leaves
||Kansas Exp, Freight, leaves
||Kansas and Colo. Ex leaves
||Ozark-Chadwick Acc, leaves
||Bolivar Accommodation, leaves
||All above trains run daily.
Jos. W. Hall, Agent, North Springfield, Mo.
KANSAS CITY, SPRINGFIELD & MEMPHIS
KANSAS CITY, FT. SCOTT & GULF R.R.
|No. 1 Memphis Mail
|No. 3 New Orleans Ex
|No. 2 Kansas City Mail
|No. 4 Kansas City Ex.
No. 1&3 connects at Halstead with all A., T. & S. F. R'y trains for all
points West. Pullman and Emigrant Sleepers on all Express trains; 24 hours
better time than by any other route and through without change of cars.
Nos. 2 and 4 connect with all trains for North, South, East and West in the
Union Depot, St. Louis. No troublesome river or other transfer by this route.
Through tickets on sale to all points. For further information, call on or
Consumers use Springfield fresh roast.
Don't forget the ringing of the fire bell Monday morning at 3 o'clock.
Mr. Thos. J. Porter, secretary of Grace M.E. Sunday school, informs us the
average attendance the month of April was 162; average collections per Sunday,
$3.35; number of new pupils 44.
For the information of the city council we wish to put a flea in their ear.
If the McCullah judgment is not paid some time next week a mandamus will be
served. So they had better look a "leedle oud."
Judge T.J. Murray has had his house raised and is otherwise improving his
property in the Fourth ward. Taken in connection with his frequent visits to Ash
Grove, it looks rather suspicious.
Mr. Chas. Nevatt has just completed a neat bar docket for the benefit of
attorneys. It is printed on linen paper, contains 143 pages, and is very
convenient for persons having business in the circuit court.
Fred Barrett has returned from Indian Springs, twelve miles south of Neosho,
and informs us a big Methodist Sunday school convention is being held there,
attended by delegates from all over the southwest.
The lawyers and doctors are having a big game of base ball this afternoon.
Thos. J. Delaney is captain of the former and Dr. Scott the latter. A big score
is looked for, as the boys are rusty and out of practice.
H.H. Mitchell, secretary of the Southwestern firemen's association, returned
from a protracted commercial tour in Howell and other counties last night, and
is preparing to attend the tournament at Ft. Smith next week.
An alarm of fire will be sounded at 3 o'clock Monday morning to raise the
boys and visitors to the Ft. Smith tournament. The chief don't want anybody to
be frightened on that account, but to grab their grip, take $5 and go along.
There is no doubt but what this city and North Springfield combined have a
population of 20,000. This entitles us to a free delivery system, which we hope
to see before many months. Let Congressman Wade whoop the matter up.
W learn from parties in from Lebanon that United States commissioner Scott
tried the case of F.M. Lane, a timber cutter, yesterday. He was bound over in
sum of $200. E.E. Clough, charged with selling whiskey and tobacco without
license, waived examination till next Tuesday.
Capt. McKenna, superintendent of the National cemetery, is in the city
to-day. He informs us two interments were made for the month of March and the
grounds are neat and trim for Decoration day. By the way, the G.A.R. boys are
arranging a programme for a proper observance of the day.
James H. Harkless came in last night from Lamar.
M.S. Hardesty, Camden Point, Mo., is at the Central.
T.W. Atwood, Lemars, Iowa, was in town last night.
O.M. Nilson and wife, of Ozark, registered at the Central last night.
J.W. Gillespie and wife, St. Louis arrived over the Frisco last night.
J.F.G. Bentley and wife, of Ash Grove, were in the city yesterday.
W.H. Finch leaves for St. Louis to-night with a car load of tallow.
Joseph Wisby, one of the great legal lights of Marshfield, is in the city.
Mr. G.C. Rhodes and wife, of Harrison, Ark., are visiting the queen city.
We understand Dr. Ross is not feeling so well and his condition is some
Chas. R. Dumars, of Joplin, assisted as door keeper for Little Nugget last
C.M. Burdett returned from Kansas this morning, where he had been the past
Mr. and Mrs. G.W. Sittler left for Knox cave this morning to take views of
the cave and surroundings.
J.E. Houghton, editor of the Marionville Buzz-Saw, is looking around
the metropolix to-day. He is giving his people a very creditable paper.
Col. D.C. Kennedy is in St. Louis. Bock beer day in the city as wicked as St.
Louis is a danger not to be lightly considered, but the Col. can be relied upon
to get through safely.
T.J. Gladwell, wholesale and retail dealer in china, glass and queensware at
Toledo, but formerly of Springfield and one of the most genial and up right of
men, is visiting in the city. His old friends here will be glad to see him. He
built a good many houses here in years long gone by, and he is thinking some of
returning to his first love for the purpose of opening a wholesale and retail
crokery house. He should not be allowed to leave town without arriving at a
definate conclusion to do so. He could not find a better business or social
Carthage will send 35 well drilled firemen to the Southwestern Fireman'
Association tournament, at Ft. Smith, Ark.
North Springfield, will take in the tournament with 25 men.
Joplin will come to the front with 37 solid men, and will warm up their
Pierce City will respond with one company. They are a newly organized
company, but they are recognized as bad men, in a race.
Ft Scott Kan. will come with two companies. They are old timers in the
The Springfield department is drilling 30 men. It is said that they have a
uniform that will compare with any company. They have the handsomest banner in
the Southwest. James Collins, driver of Queen City hose company, and Jeff Gott,
driver of the hook and ladder, will be color bearers.
A good many of our citizens are under the impression that the excursion train
leaves on Sunday morning, which is a mistake. It leaves North Springfield on
Monday morning, May 3, at 4:30 o'clock. Tickets for the round trip are only $5.
Remember that this excursion is open to everybody.
Taken to Bolivar.
Sheriff Donnell and R.W. Douglas left for Bolivar this morning to appear
before the circuit court as witnesses in the case of State vs. B.S. Gordon. The
prisoner stole a horse, saddle and bridle from Mr. Howard, of Polk county, on
the 20th of last March, came to Springfield the next day, visited the livery
stable of Mr. Douglas and he purchased the property for $35. Information was
received that the property was stolen and Gordon was arrested and lodged in
jail. It is thought he will get a glimpse of the state capital.
People should be more careful in throwing water and slops from house windows
on the sidewalks. This morning a nicely dressed lady was deluged by a shower of
water from a second story window on Boonville street, and her dress ruined. This
is but one instance of this careless and reprehensible practice which has been
brought to the attention of THE LEADER. Pedestrians have the right to be
protected from this slovenly habit, and an end should be put to it.
James Phillips, for disturbing the peace of Miss F.E. Swain, this morning
plead guilty before Justice Savage and was fined $1 and costs - in all, $8.35.
He paid and was discharged.
John P. Morris, formerly of this city, now representing the Central mills of
Bowman & Kellogg at Atchison, Kas., is in the city visiting relatives and
Norman Smith was discharged this morning by Justice Savage. He was charged
with locking the door and holding the goods of Sam Sage.
Mr. L.A. Gardner had a saddle stolen from his barn last night. It is supposed
to be the work of a tramp who wanted to raise a little money.
Southworth, Cowell & Hollman will commence curbing and guttering the square
Monday morning with a large force of men.
City Collector Foley gathered in $700 for the month of April, of which $444
was for taxes and $256 licenses.
The Springfield Hardware company keep the celebrated Pennsylvania Lawn
Mowers. The best in the world.
May 3, 1886
This is the middle week of the term.
The boys of the club get free board this week. Lets have a pic-nic.
Mr. Rawlins Cadwallader will represent the college at Ft. Smith this week. He
goes in connection with the North Town band.
To all who went on the Saturday's pic-nic the Sabbath was in reality a day of
rest and a much needed one too.
To any one who saw the juniors carrying great heaps of stone and boards into
their rooms it is sufficient to state that they are making a herbarium.
Now is the time to tell the good student from the bad one. The good student
stays in his room and studies notwithstanding the warm weather, but the fool one
goes to town for his mail and sits on the fence for exercise. Most students are
Miss Lena Grabill of the class of '84 who is now a member of the studio was
among the happy crowd at Dolings park Saturday.
Mr. Gillies can always be depended on in an emergency. While the rest of the
folks were having a fine time Saturday he was out driving a fine team of blacks,
the gayest of the gay.
Mr. Sittler the photographer accompanied the botany class to Knox Cave
Saturday. He succeeded in getting some fine views of the group both in the cave
and outside. The party were well provided with magnesian wire with which the
cave was brilliantly lighted. One cannot appriate
[appreciate] the beauties of that magnificent underground cavern unless
seen in the glare of the brilliant light.
The party which went to Doling's park Saturday numbered 36. They all walked
and the procession was long enough to excite the curiosity of all who saw them
passing through town. Every available boat on the lake was filled to its utmost
An unusually interesting missionary meeting was held at the hall Sunday 4
p.m. Mr. F.C. Hubbard read an interesting paper on Micronesia and in connection
with the same subject Miss Cunningham read some interesting letters from Rev.
Loga. Miss Eva Liggett read some letters from Miss Laura Tucker, of Ardence,
Turkey, which were particulary interesting. Miss Tucker was a student here and
is known to many. Mr. Clippinger also had a paper on Brazil.
Chas. Pangritz granted dramshop license for six months.
Noah Lybarger borrows $450 school money, with Jessie Lybarger and Joseph H.
Lybarger as securities.
I.N. Deaton presents his resignation as road overseer of District No. 13.
Dramshop license granted M.C. Potter and H.A. Phelps for six months.
Following accounts were allowed:
Herald Printing Co., printing...$27.00.
Geo. Steigner, keeping paupers...10.00.
I.N. Deaton, services as road overseer...4.50.
A.F. Ingram, county treasurer, files amended statement with the revenue fund
of 1885 and first quarter of 1886. Ordered that so much of his settlement
heretofore filed as relates to the above funds be set aside and the amended
W.C. Hornbeak, curator for Belle and Kate Hardin, files annual settlement
showing balance due estate of $107.10. Approved.
H.F. Fellows, curator, makes final settlement in estate of Ada Fellows and is
Fannie Cranshaw files affidavit and bond in the sum of $200 for an appeal to
circuit court from objection filed against settlement of J.F.G. Bentley,
administrator of L.A.D. Crenshaw, deceased.
Now comes Belle Stanley for herself and minor children and makes affidavit
and files notice to set aside the final settlement of W.E. Staley, administrator
of the partnership estate of J.C. Staley & Co. Overruled.
Maple Park cemetery association allowed $78 against H.C. Young estate.
M. Ford allowed $16.30 against H.C. Young estate.
Court adjourned till next Saturday.
Closing Out, Closing Out
Mrs. Radabaugh & Co. have decided to sell their entire stock of Millinery at
cost, beginning Saturday, April 17. See and be convinced.
Trimmed hats at new Millinery store South street, from 25 cts upward.
The May term of circuit court convened this morning, Judge Geiger on the
bench. The principal business this morning was filing pleadings. The grand jury
will be impaneled, sworn in and instructed this afternoon. Sheriff Donnell has
the court room in apple pie order; it is now a model of neatness, and we
congratulate him on his work.
L.B. Woodside of Salem, Dent county, and R.B. Garnett, formerly of Kansas
City, were permitted to sign the roll of attorneys. The sheriff and his deputies
were sworn concerning their duties in summoning jurors. The deputies are E C
Davis, H F Williams, T M Cox and I J Kelly.
Michael Hayes vs K C, Ft Scott & G railroad company gets a change of venue to
Nat N. Kinney vs city of Springfield; continued by consent until the next
The sheriff has returned the following grand jurors: J Y Fulbright, John
Schmook, Job Newton, _ A Lawton, S G Appleby, D M Evans, P.R. Mayo, Milton
Hooper, J.W.B. Appleby, S.W. Headlee, James Miller, and J.W. Peacher.
Judge Geiger, in charging the grand jury, said their duties should be
discharged without fear, favor or affection. You have been summoned from
different portions of the county, and it is your duty to have witnesses summoned
whenever necessary. Crimes are divided into misdemeanors and felonies. All
misdemeanors are barred by the statutes within one year. However, there are two
exceptions, such as where indictments have been quashed or nollied. The statutes
make it my duty to call your attention to all offenses. A misdemeanor is
punishable by fine or imprisonment. Selling goods without license is an offense,
and it is your duty to see that all are licensed. A man who takes out a
merchants' license has a right to sell intoxicating liquors in quantities of not
less than one gallon. Those who take out a dramshop license can sell in less
quantities every day, except Sunday, when he can neither sell nor give away. He
has no right to sell to minors except by written permission from parents or
guardian. No person has a right to carry concealed weapons except officers of
the law, unless his life has been threatened. There is another clause I wish to
call your attention to, viz: No person has a right to loan, sell or give away
firearms unless by consent of parents or guardian. Playing cards for money or
property is indictable. This is a misdemeanor and violators are subject to fine
and imprisonment. The judge called attention to murder in the first degree,
saying homicides are divided into three classes - justifiable, excusable and
felonious and explained the difference between them. The highest grade is murder
in the first degree, where life is taken with premeditation in a cool manner -
in other words, planned and thought of beforehand. He called attention to a
party of men breaking into the county jail, taking a man out and hanging him,
which is contrary to law. The party in that jail was no doubt guilty of a most
heinous crime, but the law clearly defines how he should have been disposed of.
Some people excused such proceedings by saying the law was not enforced. If
criminals are not punished it is the fault of the grand jury. I wish to say that
there is no state in the union to day in which crime is so uniformly punished as
in Missouri, and when the testimony was so strong against the party in said jail
there was no reason or excuse for other parties to commit a crime which is
clearly murder in the first degree. It is your duty, gentlemen, to uphold the
law. This is the substance of the judge's charge to the jury as we understand
Mr. Goff received to-day a postal card dated Jerusalem April 2, 1886, bearing
the following laconic message. "Have completed Jerusalem, the Jordan, Dead Sea
and Bethlehem on horseback and go to morrow to Joppa enroute to Smyrna
and Constantinople. Beggars and filth and faith abound here. Am very well and
enjoyed my Dead Sea trip immensely. Your letters received at Cairo." The postal
card bears the stamp of the double Eagle of Germany and was issued by "Union
Miss Ella B. Sheppard, of North Springfield, died Saturday afternoon about 4
o'clock, and was buried in Maple park cemetery yesterday. Deceased was over 14
years of age.
Rev. W.H. Shaw, after serving two years as pastor of the Cumberland
Presbyterian church was unanimously elected by the Session yesterday for another
year. He and his wife departed for Marshall, Mo., this morning on a short visit.
Mr. Thos. L. Sawyer, formerly superintendent of schools in Newton county,
died suddenly at Galena, Kas., yesterday. Mr. Geo. M. Sawyer and his sister,
Mrs. Wm. M. Stephens, have gone to attend the funeral. Mr. Sawyer was a well
known teacher and had many friends in Springfield, who will regret to learn of
Mr. A. Stowe, of the firm of Hardman & Stowe, manufacturers of the Excelsior
Metalic Paints, Pittsburg, Pa., has located in the city for the purpose of
pushing the sale of his paints, which have the reputation of being the best
paints for iron in the world. He should find Springfield a very good field to
labor in and THE LEADER wishes him success.
We understand there are only three firemen left in the city - J.W.
Richardson, L.E. Johnson, John Benton. Mr. Richardson is now acting chief and
says he will have to depend upon the citizens if an alarm of fire is sounded.
The boys, in taking the cart to the depot this morning, lost the reel crank,
which was found on Benton avenue.
Mr. John Foley will act as city clerk in the absence of E.A. Barbour.
United States Deputy Marshal Will Rice came in from Neosho last night.
W.P. Stewart is making extensive additions to his store in order to get more
Remember the Knights of Labor ball Monday evening May 6th at Music hall.
Rev. J.M. Bent, of the First Baptist church, baptized ten converts last night
- nine females and one male.
The Springfield band will furnish the music for the Knights of Labor ball at
Music hall Thursday evening.
Mr. McH. Brooks has taken charge of the Newspaper of this city as
business manager, commencing to-day.
Dr. Tefft yesterday amputated the left leg of Caleb Turner, colored, who met
with an accident while attempting to board a Gulf freight train.
P.H. Gillespie and S.A. Murphy have rented the Headley building and will
engage in the grocery business as soon as the room is remodeled.
Rev. J.H. Thompson, pastor of the North Springfield Baptist church, is on the
sick list and was unable to preach last night. Rev. L.S. Bowerman filled his
Squire I.N. Hasten, of Cave Spring, this morning performed the marriage
ceremony for Eli Sharp and Lula M. Sharp, both of Springfield. The couple had
been divorced and re-married.
James Philips, white being taken to jail Saturday, turned on constable Perrin
suddenly, struck him over the eye and was again taken before Justice Savage and
committed to jail in default of $300 bond to await trial. He is a tough citizen.
Sheriff Donnell returned from Bolivar Saturday evening. He says the case of
B.S. Gordon, charged with horse stealing, was continued; that Cora Lee was still
quite sick and that Mrs. Molloy came up on the train with him.
Will Tyler was arrested yesterday and lodged in the calaboose on charge of
vagrancy. During the night he made his escape and has not been heard from. It is
supposed that he is a horse thief, as a saddle and two or three blankets were
found in his possession where he was sleeping.
The prohibition executive committee met Saturday afternoon. The principal
business transacted was the adoption of resolutions to have ex-Gov. St. John,
Mrs. Lathrap, of Connecticut, and Mrs. Woodbridge, of Iowa, to come here and
speak. It was unanimously agreed to call a mass meeting the first Saturday in
August to nominate a full county ticket. Resolutions were also passed
congratulating the temperance people of Rhode Island on their recent triumph in
Hon. Frank Kendall and son, of Cabool, registered at the Central last
J.P. McCormick came in from Carthage this morning and is at the Central.
M.E. Benton, United States district attorney, came in from Neosho Saturday
Miss Ella Johnson, who has been visiting her sister, Mrs. A.B. Appleby,
departed for home this morning.
W.J. Jones, mayor of Nevada, and John Hinckler arrived in the city Sunday
night to accompany the firemen to Ft. Smith.
The following firemen arrived from Nevada Sunday night en route to the Ft.
Smith tournament: W.W. Tomplin, chief; J.E. Benscotter, captain Mail hose
company; B.S. Clinton secretary, A.E. Brown treasurer, James Brouhard, James
Ribble, E.M. Morris, B.F. Callaway, W.D. Williams, Joe Fryer, J.M. Campbell, A.R.
Hedges, T.W. Maxey, Sam Hughes, R.L. Brightwell and W.L. Callaway.
Regular monthly meeting of city council to-night.
The old settlers will have a picnic near Asher some time this month.
It is still uncertain as to whether Dr. Ross' leg will have to be amputated.
Charlie Matthews was released from the county jail this afternoon where he
had been serving a short sentence.
Judge Baker emphatically denies that he attempted to buy the Herald,
as charged by the Kansas City Journal correspondent.
Chestnut Burr Opening.
On last Saturday night from seven to twelve occurred the formal opening of
the Chestnut Burr hotel and Cafe restaurant on corner of West Walnut and Market
street. This house has been recently established and will be conducted by O.
Lippincott, Jr. and John Burns and if their future rests upon the success of
their opening their efforts are already crowned with a prosperous business.
According to invitation sent out by these gentlemen to friends and acquaintances
to be present at the time stated a large number of citizens of Springfield and
vicinity gathered at the Burr Saturday night and never will mortals be more
cordially received by two more courteous and pleasant gentlemen, nor who know
how to please better. We say beyond any reasonable doubt that the supper given
on the occasion was the finest ever furnished in this city.
This house has secured the service of Mr. J.T. Baugh, one of the most renowned
cooks in America, and the bill of fare at the opening is only a fair sample of
what he can do every day in the week. The house has been furnished and decorated
under the personal supervision of Mr. Lippincott; contains seventeen elegant
rooms is conveniently located and will be open from early breakfast to eleven
o'clock p.m. Go and get the best meal you ever eat in your life.
May 4, 1886
All the members were present at the regular monthly meeting of the City
Council last night.
Mr. John Foley acted as clerk in the absence of Mr. Barbour.
Minutes of previous meeting read and approved.
A communication from F.S. Heffernan, stating that the electric lights had
been turned on according to contract was received and filed.
Mr. Hubbell presented a petition from R.G. Porter and other property owners
asking for grade so a third-class sidewalk could be constructed on Mt. Vernon
street, between South and Jefferson; also for a crossing. Filed and Engineer
instructed to make profile of street.
Mr. Hubbell also offered a communication from Messrs. Shipley, Carson and
Jackson relating to curbing and gurtering on St. Louis street. Filed.
Mr. Jones presented a petition from A.B. Appleby and others asking for a
third class sidewalk between Elm and Walnut streets. Filed and Engineer
instructed to make estimate of cost.
Mr. Frazee called attention to the fact that parties who cleaned out the
court house had been dumping the trash on the city lot, and thought it was a
Mr. Craig had a verbal communication from Joseph Gott in relation to opening
Mr. Craig also had a communication from the real estate agents asking for
repeal of ordinance No. 499. Filed.
Mr. Atkinson remarked there was a great deal of truth in their allegations
that North Springfield real estate agents were allowed to sell property in this
city without paying license, and hoped the matter would receive consideration.
Mr. Hubbell introduced the regular monthly appropriation bill which was read
first and second times and referred to the Treasurer for indorsement.
The Mayor called attention to the dilapidated condition of the calaboose. Mr.
Frazee was instructed to look after it.
The Mayor appointed Messrs. Ramey and Frazee a committee to consider Col.
Leather's account and report at next meeting.
Mr. Jones asked permission to put an awning over his stand on the Square in
front of the court house.
Mr. Craig moved the matter be referred to buildings and grounds committee to
report to council. Adopted.
Mr. Frazee said Dr. McAdoo wanted permission to remove some dirt, ashes and
rocks in Patton alley. Referred to street committee.
Mr. Ramey said Mr. McCluer wanted some action taken in regard to drainage.
The dam is not sufficient to turn the water off his property. On motion of Mr.
Frazee, referred to street committee.
Bill to establish grade of north Jefferson street from the center of the
Kansas City and Memphis railroad track to Division street, read second time,
and, on motion of Mr. Atkinson, rules suspended for further consideration of
bill, which finally passed.
Bill to establish grade on Boonville street went over.
Mr. Hubbell moved that $75 be tendered to Mrs. Greenlee et al for opening Mt.
Vernon street. Adopted.
Mr. Hubbell offered a resolution that the following jury be appointed to open
and widen Jefferson street: C B Holland, John McGregor, N M Rountree, M M
Johnson and Seth Tuttle.
Mr. Ramey -- Bill to establish grade on State street between Evans and
Campbell streets. Read first time.
Mr. Ramey moved engineer make estimate of costs for sidewalk on both sides of
Mt. Vernon, between Market and Campbell streets. Adopted.
Bill to pay John Adams $300 for grading Washington avenue read first and
second times and referred to treasurer.
Mr. Headley offered a resolution to appoint J.H. Houston, N.W. Fellows, L.
Sutter, J.A. Patterson and F.M. Allen a jury to open and widen Jefferson street
between Olive and Phelps avenue. Adopted.
Mr. Hubbell moved the city attorney give his written opinion in regard to
removing fire hydrants. Adopted.
Mr. Jones moved engineer make estimate of cost for grading Elm, Mt. Vernon,
and an alley and report to-morrow. Adopted.
Mr. Atkinson moved engineer make estimate of costs for sidewalk near
On motion of Mr. Atkinson re-laying of side walk of S.A. Brown referred to
Mrs. McDaniel granted permission to build second-class side walk.
Mr. Jones moved engineer make estimate of cost for cleaning out McCluer
Adjourned till to-night.
Valuation on lot assessed to S.H. Irby for taxes of 1885 reduced from $840 to
$500 on account of error.
W.W. Wilhite renews his dramshop license for six months.
H.S. Duncan informs the court he has appointed C.V. Buckley back tax
Road petitioned for by G.T. Newbill et al. ordered opened.
Following accounts allowed. J.A. Youngblood, two days service on board of
appeals, $6; same services road commissioner, $29.50; F.M. Donnell, cleaning
court house etc., $12; McCracken & Co., nails, $1; W.F. McCracken, services as
road overseer, $48.50.
J.D. Smith allowed $38, services as road overseer.
The collector was ordered to receive and receipt to Chas. Nevatt on a lot
valued at $250.
Dramshop license granted J.M. Kirby for six months.
E. Woodward allowed $1 for seed corn furnished poor farm.
Chas. Mason, carrying concealed weapons, discharged from jail as an
Resolutions on the death of Col. H.C. Young were presented by Col. C.W.
Thrasher, on behalf of the committee, and ordered spread on the records of the
Resolutions on the death of ex-Probate Judge T.H.B. Laurence were presented
by B.U. Massey on behalf of committee and ordered spread on the records.
State vs. Wm. Fugate, carrying concealed weapons, plea of guilty and fine of
$25. The charge of exhibiting deadly weapons was dismissed at his cost.
Wesley Gott pleads guilty to gambling and is fined $10.
State vs. Thomas Chittin, disturbing religious worship, pleads guilty and
fine of $5.
Prof. Hall leads in chapel this week.
Prof. C.D. Adams filled the pulpit of the Congregational church in Carthage
Sunday. In his absence Mrs. Adams and Miss Fowler performed his Sabbath school
work in the city in an admirable manner.
Many of the students were awakened and somewhat alarmed yesterday morning by
the loud ringing of the fire bell. When the band, however, passed up the street
discoursing sweet music they were lulled to sleep again.
Pres. Morrison left yesterday for the east. He will be in New York and Boston
until near commencement. He expected to be here the remainder of the term but
the business interest of the college demanded his attention elsewhere. It is a
fact well worthy the consideration of the thoughtful, that the lynching of
Graham is and will likely continue to be a detriment to the building up of the
Mr. Fite of Atlanta Ga., was at college yesterday and paid a visit to the
studio. He leaves to-day for the territory but hopes to be here again during
commencement. It is needless to remark that there seems to be some special
attraction here for Mr. Fite.
The Sophomore class is extremely happy at present. They have finished their
mathematics and with the exception of a few hours surviving each week will be
relieved from study and recitations.
Mr. Frank Hines, a graduate of last year, who is now a student in the
theological seminary at Andover, Mass., reports that he will remain in the east
during the summer. He speaks highly of the seminary there and says that he is
kept hard at work.
The college can be put down for the consolidation of the two cities for mail
purposes, at least it would be to the advantage of the college as well as
everything else in either town to have one city of 20,000 inhabitants with free
delivery. The college can always be put down on the side of progress.
More Policemen Needed.
Officer Palmore informs us that disgraceful proceedings have been going on in
the Office saloon and building every night for a month past. Last night there
were six women of the Adelphi outfit carousing around and raising Cain. All
night this was going on until officers Huff and Palmore came on duty at
midnight. The racket required their attention until 3:30 o'clock this morning,
when Mr. Kern closed up. There is an ordinance requiring saloons to close up at
12 o'clock, yet it is said people slip in and out of them during the night. We
understand there are only two policemen on duty after midnight, and they can't
be everywhere. As there is more deviltry going on at that hour we suggest that
the city council arrange it so that more officers can be put on. What say you,
Remember the council meeting to-night.
Travel is good over the Gulf on account of the Memphis races.
J.K. Lamar, an inmate of the Alms house, died of consumption Saturday.
The work of curbing and guttering the Square has been commenced in earnest.
We understand W.W. Donham will be a candidate for recorder of deeds on the
Since the grand jury convened, thirteen witnesses have been before that body
up to noon to-day.
W.J. Jones and Emma Nichols, both of Henderson, Webster county, this
afternoon obtained license to marry.
Mr. John Y. Fulbright is foreman of the grand jury. This body is composed of
substantial and representative men.
Mrs. T.S. Wilson, three miles north of the city, is dangerously ill. She is a
sister-in-law of the city recorder.
Mr. Winstead, residing four miles northwest of the city, on the Melville
road, has the consumption and is not expected to survive many days.
Friends from the country who come to the city to attend court or to other
business should make THE LEADER office their headquarters.
The Prickly Ash base ball club of St. Louis will play the Springfield nine
Thursday and Friday. They are considered the strongest amateur team in the
state, and an interesting game may be looked for. The St. Joe club is expected
We take pleasure in sighting the attention of readers to card of the
Metropolitan barber shop in another column. Mr. A.A. Campbell has lately
purchased this establishment and as Ab is well and favorably known in this
community further comment is unnecessary.
James Philips had a preliminary examination yesterday before Justice Savage
on two charges - assaulting Miss F.E. Swain and Constable Perrin. after hearing
the evidence the prisoner was committed to the county jail for six months.
Deputy U.S. Marshal J.W. Johnson came in last night from West Plains with the
following witnesses from Willow Springs and Burnham Mills: John Williams, S.A.
Fields, J.G. Matlock, W.R. Sills, Mary J. Carson, Wm. Wilson, A.L. Liell, B.L.
Nana and John Thurman. They came to testify in the cases of James Fowler and
Jack Petrie, charged with selling whisky without license.
Sandy Brown, well known in connection with the celebrated Mermod, Jaccard
jewelry establishment, St. Louis, has leased the Aycock farm in Polk county and
removed there. We are proud to greet our esteemed friend Sandy as a citizen of
Polk county and congratulate our people on the acquisition of such a valuable
citizen. We also greet him as a fellow tiller of the soil.
Officer Dodson arrested Rufe Aldridge this morning on charge of disturbing
the peace of Mrs. Sanford on South street last night. In default of a $25 fine
the recorder committed him to jail to serve it out. The prisoner was recently
released from the penitentiary, where he served a term of two years for robbery.
E.W. Vest, of Keokuk, Iowa, arrived last night. He has been to Douglas county
and informs us that all the county records were destroyed when the court house
was burned. We learn that $266 worth of books which happened to be stored in the
express office, were shipped a few days after the fire. The county has a
complete set of abstract books and a new assessment has been ordered. A vote
will be taken in November on removing the county seat, but it is thought Ava
will retain it by a good majority.
Graham's Body Gone.
It is said the grave of Geo. E. Graham, who was lynched the other night and
buried in Potter's field, has been disturbed, and it is generally believed that
the body is on some dissecting table within the corporation limits of this city,
although local practitioners believe the body has gone to some medical college.
It is known to a practitioner that a certain party told Mr. Paxson not to bury
the body too deep.
Wm. McLemore is up from Greenfield.
J.C. Trimble, Seymour, came in last night.
S.G. Ramsey, of West Plains, came in last night.
Chas. K. Priest left for Memphis last evening to attend the races.
E.D. Blackburn left over the Gulf last evening on a commercial tour.
A.H. Julian, one of the heavy weights of Walnut Grove, is attending court.
Chas. C. Wadlow, an enterprising young man from Cave Spring, was on the
streets last night.
Miss Lou Rowin, a charming young lady from Kansas City, is stopping at the
Rev. W.H. Winton came in last evening from Morrisville and will remain
W.W. Coover, the leading merchant of Republic, is mingling with friends
Martin J. Hubble, one of the leading democrats of Webster county, arrived
Mr. Chas. McCluer who resided near Brookline, was buried Sunday. He was 77
years of age.
Maj. L. Ellenburg leaves to-morrow for Battle Creek, Mich., to benefit his
health, and will be absent some time.
The following delegation came in from Humansville last night and registered
at the Central: W. Robertson, D.F. Keath, J.E. Horton and J.W. Mankle.
W.K. Peck, special agent Cole's circus, is in the city and made our office a
call this morning. He reports their business in St. Louis very large and the
entire performance giving great satisfaction. This monster "World's Fair" will
be here in its entirety next Monday.
Drs. Barrett, McBride and other physicians leave for St. Louis to-night to be
present at the thirty-seventh annual convention of the American Medical
Association, to be held in the Exposition building, commencing to-day. It will
be a huge affair, as every state in the union will be represented.
Mr. H.H. Moies, traveling passenger agent of Kansas City, Ft. Scott & Gulf
railroad, passed through the city last night enroute south. He informs us Geo.
H. Nettleton will be in Ft. Scott this week to locate a new depot, dining hall,
etc., and may conclude to visit Springfield.
Col. A. Hanna returned from Douglas county yesterday with a car load of
cattle which he purchased there. He informs us Mr. W.C. Rainey, a prominent
stock dealer, shipped seventeen carloads of fine cattle from Emboden, Ark.,
yesterday. Cattle are firm in this market at from 3½ to 4½ cents per pound. He
is strongly in favor of making some effort by which Springfield may be made a
great stock market.
Julia Pullum vs Andrew Pullum divorce; dismissed for failure to prosecute.
Martha Hayes and husband vs Ethan Miller; continued by consent.
A G Fisher vs Rice Perrin; dismissed at costs of plaintiff; judgment against
plaintiff and his securities for costs.
S H Owen vs Laura B Owen; defendant files motion for alimony pending suit and
for custody of child.
Bonds for costs are filed in several saloon cases.
E.T. Robberson to John B. Cox; quit claim deed to tract in 13,29,22 -- $1.
Franz Frank to Newton F. Jones; tract in 19,29,21 -- $250.
Registered A.J.C.C. Bull Calves all ages, on easy terms, or will exchange for
fresh milk cows. --J.L. Mellon, Rockbridge Road.
May 5, 1886
All present except Messrs. Headley, Hubbell and Craig.
Mr. Plummer presented a petition from Geo. Steigner asking permission to put
on a new shingle roof. Received and filed.
Mr. Ramey called attention to Phillips alley.
Property owners desiring to widen the street present a deed made to correct a
former deed. Referred to city attorney, city engineer and mayor with power to
Mr. A.R. Fearn was granted permission to make a statement in regard to
curbing and guttering on the Square in front of his property. He wanted it paved
as it had been the past eight years, and if it did not prove satisfactory he
pledged his honor that he would take it up at his own expense and fix it
according to ordinance.
Mr. Plummer introduced a bill to establish grade of Grant street north from
Pine to Linn streets, which was read first time.
Mr. Ramey thought Mr. Fearn would do exactly what he said, but thought it
would invalidate the system of curbing and guttering. No action was taken in
regard to the matter.
The appropriation bill, having been indorsed by the treasurer, was read third
time, considered and passed.
Bill to accept bid of John Adams for grading Washington avenue passed.
Mr. Atkinson moved engineer be instructed to make estimate of cost of grading
Jefferson from Linn to Division. Adopted.
Mr. Frazee visited calaboose and found it in a dilapidated condition. He
suggested the idea of getting studding 2 inches thick and spike it. Chairman of
buildings and grounds committee instructed to repair it.
Mr. Frazee had no objection to Mr. Jones' awning in front of court house, but
thought stands were a nuisance. Marshal instructed to notify him to remove
On motion of Mr. Ramey the council went into executive session.
Mr. William J. Biggs, with Price Baking Powder Co., of Chicago, is in the
city in the interest of his house.
Mrs. C.L. Hovey, corner Linn and Main streets, is very sick.
Mr. O. Lippincott of the Chestnut Burr is in Bolivar on business to-day.
W.C. Thomas came in over the Gulf last night from Golden City, Barton county.
Forrester & Beach have put in new wire screens and greatly improved their
Judge Joseph Cravens, of Neosho, is attending circuit court. He is a relative
of Mr. J.C. Cravens, of this city.
Wm. Pryde, chief of the Memphis detectives, passed through the city last
night on his return from Kansas City.
Mrs. J.A. West, mother of Mrs. D.A. Abbott and Mr. J.T. Rice, is in from
Lincoln, Benton county, this state, on a visit.
Mr. John A. Presnell, formerly of Springfield but now with Marsh Bros. of
Chicago, is in the city on business and pleasure.
A party of young people of Westminster church congregation departed for the
James this morning on a picnic excursion.
Notice the ad of the Metropolitan barber shop to-day. A.A. Campbell
proprietor and not Jas. Hill as stated yesterday.
M.M. Holly with the engineering corps of the Iron Mountain railroad who are
now stationed at Memphis Tenn., is in the city for a few days.
J.G. Dollison, sheriff of Polk county, came in last night on business before
the circuit court. We learn Cora Lee is still confined to bed with a slow fever.
There will be a match game of Cricket to-morrow afternoon merely for practice
preparatory to tackling some foreign club shortly for the benefit of the
Mrs. Martin Crow and daughter, Mrs. James A. Dixon, who have been spending a
few days here with Mr. H.C. Crow, have returned to their home - Bowling Green,
John McElhannon, one of the judges of the first election ever held in Boone
township - first Monday in August, 1873 - is in the city today. He now resides
Mrs. A.J. Shoers and daughter, of St. Louis county, are visiting Judge Fine's
family on West Walnut street. Her husband is one of the judges of the county
court. She is a sister-in-law of Mr. Fine.
Mr. M. Aldridge, of Marshfield, broke ground this morning on South Campbell
street for a two-story brick business house, 21x60 feet, just south of Forrester
& Beach's. During the past year this street has built up rapidly.
L.E. Johnson, one of the most efficient members of the fire department,
rejoices over the arrival of a new democratic voter at his home on south Grant
street yesterday. It is an eleven pounder and is warranted not to cry much.
John Wilson, claiming to be from Fort Worth, Texas, was arrested by Policeman
Dodson last night, after a long chase, for stealing 75 cents worth of bacon from
Sutter & Bryan. He plead guilty and the recorder sent him to jail for ten days.
Mr. M.E. Holly arrived home last night on a month's visit to his family. He
is now employed on the Iron Mountain railroad as civil engineer, with
headquarters at Memphis, and reports the Mississippi river at Memphis sixty-nine
miles wide. The whole country is overflowed.
Mr. and Mrs. T.L. Bree_e [Breese?], accompanied
by Charlie Graham, arrived last night from Ft. Wayne, Ind., to appear before the
grand jury in the Molloy Lee case. He says the people of Ft. Wayne received the
news of Graham's lynching at 6 o'clock on the morning it occurred.
We regret to announce that Dr. Rouse died this morning of apoplexy at his
home on Boonville street. Decease had been afflicted with consumption, visited
Florida for the benefit of his health and has resided in this city for about
three years. The funeral takes place to-morrow afternoon and the remains will be
interred in Maple park cemetery.
St. Louis Republican: Dr. Geo. M. Cox of Springfield, a member of the
state board of health, arrived in the city yesterday to attend a meeting of the
doctors. Dr. Cox has been one of the chief supports of the board of health and
he expresses great confidence in its success. He also believes that Southwest
Missouri is solid for the re-election of Senator Cockrell.
Race for $1,000.
On Saturday, May 15th, the famous horse, Black Diamond and Blue Back will run
for a purse of one thousand dollars at the fair ground in this city. In addition
to this will be several other spirited trotting, running and pacing races.
Admission including seat at the grand stand will only be twenty five cents.
About two weeks ago D.J. Pollock, D.D.S., came from Sterling, Ill., to this
city and rented and fitted up the front room over Wood & Griffith, on South
street, and opened a dental office, where he invites all to come and see him.
Mr. Pollock comes among us well recommended and doubtless is very worthy the
confidence of the public and especially those who have need of a dentist. The
best way to test his abilities is to give him a trial.
Ordered that the treasurer have clipped coupons No. 1 from each of two bonds
of county of the denomination of $500 each, and deposited at Fourth National
bank, St. Louis, subject to his order, and that he order the same sent to him.
A number of accounts were allowed.
Taxes assessed on Phillip Daugherty's lot stricken from the books.
Z. Van Hoose, coroner, presents statement of costs for holding inquest over
body of Geo. E. Graham, amounting to $33.45. Allowed. Dramshop license granted
Gillespie and Murphy for six months.
Ordered that the school tax on north-east south-west 22,30,23, for 1885, be
reduced from $1.42 to 30 cents on account of error.
S.E. Hoffman, by his agent, [L.H. Murray] brings into court 235 coupons for
Chas. Mergentheimer, a native of Germany, files declaration of intention to
become a citizen of the United State, and, having come to the United States when
under 21 years of age and resided five years, he is granted a certificate of
Chas Stone vs. Mary Stone; dismissed at costs of defendants.
James A. McCullah vs. the mayor and the city council of Springfield; petition
for mandamus filed by plaintiff and alternative writ of mandamus ordered.,
returnable next Tuesday week.
J.I. Woodfill vs. John C. and M.C. McConnell; judgment for plaintiff by
default; debt, $500; interest $15.69.
State vs. Geo. Wear gambling; plea of guilty and fine of $10.
M. Ney Smith vs. Thos. Conlon; dismissed by plaintiff at his costs.
P.F. Maher vs. James Reilly; dismissed at cost of plaintiff.
Tennie Greenwood vs. J.E. Greenwood; same entry.
Gabe Wheatley vs. Frisco railroad; dismissed at cost of defendant by
agreement of parties.
State vs. Marshall Abernathy, gambling; plea of guilty and fine of $10.
Terry Berry vs. Lee Scott, executrix of Basill Scott, deceased; motion to
affirm judgment against defendant and Daniel Good and William Potter, securities
on appeal bond.
Springfield Grocer company vs. C.K. Priest et al; dismissed at costs of
John J. Ganahal Lumber company, vs. A.W. Wright; judgment for plaintiff by
default; debt $272.20; interest $9.
Adjourned to meet next Wednesday, but directors of board will meet next
May 6, 1886
Committed to Jail.
Cicero Edmonson, colored, was arrested early this morning by detective White
on charge of stealing a revolver and pocket book containing between four and
five dollars, the property of S.M. Brake, a farmer residing ten miles east of
this city. Justice Savage committed the prisoner to jail to await a preliminary
examination to-morrow. Mr. Brake is a deputy constable in Campbell township and
had a right to carry the revolver, which was stolen near the wagon factory.
No Knights of Labor ball to-night.
T.A. Warren, Seymour, is at the Central.
Wm. McLamore is in from Greenfield.
C.M. Youngblood came in from Marionville last night.
The recorder dispensed justice to two drunks this morning.
The Jordan was on a big boom last night on account of the heavy rains.
The board of education will be in regular session to-morrow night.
D.M. Bailey and wife, of Bolivar, were registered at one of our hotels last
High school commencement exercises begin on Monday, 17th inst., and will
continue all week.
Miss Pauline Russell, who has been on a three months' visit to relatives and
friends in St. Louis, will return next Saturday.
Mr. M. Bowerman is engaged in taking the school census, which has to be
completed June 1. We are informed two wards have already been completed.
Mr. E. Hamm, a telegraph operator from Barry, Pike county, Ill., is here
looking for a location. He is stopping with his old friend, Mr. Henry Green, on
A.W. Davis, a prominent citizen of Jonesboro, Ark., has bought the Parish
place, on Billings street, from Mr. Haines, and will occupy it with his family
in a few days. We welcome Mr. Davis and his family to our city, and we hope they
will find it an agreeable, pleasant and profitable place to live.
The Prickly Ash base ball club, of St. Louis, arrived this morning and
registered at the Central. Following are the names: H.E. Hobbs, Frank Decker,
Joseph Murphy, H. Baden, B. Grether, J.E. Gallagher, J. Brien, M. Drissel, F.A.
Peterson, G. Scharring and T. Noonan.
Mr. J.M. Clyde, of Birmingham, Alabama, formerly of Covington, Kentucky, has
decided to locate in Springfield and is preparing to open a dental office as
soon as he can secure a good location. We understand he has been president of a
dental association in Kentucky and is thoroughly skilled in his profession. We
extend a cordial welcome to all new comers.
Mr. T.B. Holland is in Washington City shaking hands with the president and
admiring the fine race horses. He will spend about a week taking in the sights
before he returns home. We understand he will purchase a thoroughbred trotting
horse for Will Sanford while absent, when Tom Townsend and Mac Jones will have
to buy a new pair of goggles to keep the dust out of their eyes.
Misses Susie and Belle Cravens, Minnie Morris, Ella Townsend, Cora Whitson,
Addie Russell, Hallie Paxson, Mesdames Paxson and Mitchell as chaperons, and
Messrs. John Cope, John Wooldridge, June Henshey, H.C. Crow, W.C. Winsborough,
Dr. Blackburn, J.L. Alexander, Sturgis and Thompson composed the picnic party to
the James yesterday. They took in the big rain and returned home thoroughly
Mr. Albert Silbesburgh and family are visiting at Fort Smith for a few weeks.
Geo. F. Edmison, Buffalo, Mo., is in the city.
Mr. Kelley of St. Louis is visiting Prof. Mahler at Central hotel.
W.R. Scott, of Rich Hill, came in on the Gulf last night.
E.A. Campbell arrived last night from Yazoo, Mississippi on a visit.
J.N. Higgins, a citizens of Carthage, was noticed on the streets last night.
Geo. A. Purdy, a prominent citizen of Peirce City, is showing his face
Dr. T.W. Coltrane, of the pension board of examiners, came in from Cave
Prof. Mahler will commence a private class in dancing at the residence of
Mrs. H.F. Fellows next Wednesday.
As the gas works are overflowed Mr. Ambrose informs us that consumers will
have to make temporary arrangements for light.
We understand Mr. Geo. H. Sease, late of Memphis, will shortly erect a $5,000
dwelling house on East Walnut street, just outside of the city limits.
The Herald has just heard of Mr. Paxson's new brick building on South
street. THE LEADER published the item over a week ago. Enterprising sheet.
Our young democratic friend, Henry R. Hall, formerly of this city has been
appointed postmaster at Ash Grove, vice Wm. Comegys, offensive partisan. He will
take charge of the office shortly. Shake.
A marriage license was issued yesterday to Lewis F. Pipkin and Miss Lillie Y.
Murray. Rev W.B. Palmore, of St. Paul M.E. church, will perform the ceremony
to-night at residence of bride's parents, West Walnut street.
Work on the new Westminster church is progressing rapidly and will be ready
for occupancy in sixty days. It is expected to be dedicated during the session
of the Lafayette presbytery which will be held in this city some time early this
There were six interments in Maple Park cemetery for the month of April. Mrs.
Lucy Dyer, congestion, 43 years; T.H.B. Laurence, consumption, 48; infant of C.G.
Ewers; Paul L. Crutcher, scarlet fever, 13 months; Mrs. L.M. Marzetti, general
debility, 66; Miss Emma Hufshmidt, diabetis, 3 years.
Mr. G.Z. Whitney has just returned from a trip in New York City, where he
spent three weeks viewing the metropolis. On his return he stopped in Cleveland,
Ohio, a week. The business men in New York City blame the foreigners with
getting up most of the strikes and destroying property. They want the shipping
of paupers to this country stopped, as American workingmen can not compete with
their low wages. These Poles, Hungarians and Bohemians are agitating all these
strikes and trying to run out American workingmen. The time is rapidly
approaching when Americans will have to stand on one platform against the flood
of foreigners pouring into this country daily and fight for their rights.
State vs. Marshall Abernathy, gambling; plea of guilty and fine of $10.
Hortense V. Miller vs. Geo. W. Miller; motion for alimony sustained and
plaintiff allowed $40 per month during pendency of suit, payable on the 15th of
each month, commencing May 15th.
Springfield Railway company vs. G.J. Bingham et al.; clerk ordered to pay
$100 damages, awarded by commissioner to defendant and deposited in court by
plaintiff, to the plaintiff, upon proper receipt being filed for same, the
issues in said cause having been adjusted.
A J Crabtree vs Philip Snider; motion to dismiss sustained and cause
dismissed for failure to file bond at plaintiff's costs.
Southwestern Implement company vs D A Abbott; trial by court; judgment for
plaintiff for $32 debt and damages.
James Cave vs Wm. H Johnson dismissed by plaintiff.
Ferdinand Emmel et al vs James Hayes and Thos. O'Callahan, issue joined and
Among the accounts allowed was one to J.G. Dollison, sheriff of Polk county,
for $90; board of Greene county female prisoners.
A.F. Kinney renews dramshop license for six months.
Valuation on lot assessed to D.A. Repass for 1884-5 reduced from $600 to $300
on account of error.
Personal tax assessed to same for same years reduced as follows: For 1884,
from $225 to $50; for 1885 from $150 to $50 on account of error.
Ordered that the order made allowing $90 to J.G. Dollison be set aside and
the warrant be cancelled as the law requires.
Collector ordered to receipt J.B. Oberholzer for taxes of 1884-5 on lot 61,
Southern addition, on the valuation of $100.
J.N. Hosey allowed $21 for two days services as judge.
Court adjourned till Monday, 17th inst.
Since President Morrison can not be here the remainder of this term as he
intended, Prof. C.D. Adams will continue with the Seniors the whole term.
May 7, 1886
Roll Jordan, Roll!
Boom the general picnic.
Yesterday throw a damper over the prospective picnics.
The prize essayists are busy revisiting their too elaborate compositions.
Prof. W.T. Hamner, of Greenfield, is expected to be a visitor at the College
Now, as nothing is in the way, why not have the entertainment for the benefit
of the missionary society?
The young ladies of the hall almost en masse turned out yesterday evening to
see the Jordan in its "wild chaotic glee."
The general picnic of last year was put off until it was too late to select a
convenient day. The same mistake should not be made this year.
The rainfall of Wednesday was two and a half inches by exact measurement.
This fact is confirmed by Messrs. Sturgis and Thompson.
The young ladies literary society the Alpha Phi, meets this evening at their
hall. The young ladies deserve credit for the energy with which they have
conducted this society.
The meeting for the study of the Sunday school Tuesday evening was conducted
by Miss Liggett. The lesson was an interesting one and the hour was very
pleasantly and profitably spent.
R. Cadwallader returned yesterday from Ft. Smith. He gives a glowing account
of the grand time he had with the boys down there. He is so enthusiastic that he
may be drifting down that way again soon.
During the last few days workmen have been at work completing an asphaltum
sidewalk from President Morrison's office and residence to the elegant(?) walk
leading from the College to Fairbanks Hall.
Prof. Aven Nelson, who has been teaching at Ferguson, Mo., writes that he
will remain there another year. So well is he pleased with the place and so well
is the place pleased with him that he has bought a lot there and will build
himself a residence.
The senior class in moral philosophy yesterday took up the subject of
divorce. The recitation was mostly taken by a discussion of that subject in
which Mr. Whitworth affirmed the right of divorce for many causes and Mr.
McElroy denied the right except for the one cause laid down in the scriptures.
Two of the boys, Messrs. Sturgis and A. Thompson, went yesterday to the James
on a picnic with a party of young people from town. The boys came back so
dilapidated and wet that they refused to recognize any of their friends at
first. The bright smile of each showed plainly that they had a day of enjoyment
which no amount of rain could mar. Any one who wouldn't get wet to go to such a
picnic does not deserve to have a good time.
Capt. Rogers owns gas stock, hence the electric light company is entirely
ignored in his paper.
John Hickman and Susie Howard, a colored couple, were "spliced" by Squire
Savage last night.
If you want your yard sodded and graded see Geo. Richardson at Robert's
barber shop on St. Louis St.
The suit of the Springfield Grocer company vs. J.B. and Jane Armstrong was
tried before Justice Porter to-day. Judgment was rendered for plaintiff for $50.
A report was current last night that a woman had been found dead near Drury
College. It turns out to be the notorious Lucy Sullivan, who was enjoying one of
her periodical sprees. She was picked up dead drunk.
Capt. Geo. Townsend has accepted a situation as manager of the knight
tournament at the fair grounds. Several gentlemen have already entered the lists
as knights and those who wish to participate should apply to him at once so they
can commence training. This will be a splendid chance to display fine
horsemanship. Invitations are open to both the country and towns of Southwest
Missouri. All the principal ladies of the city will take part in this grand
Mrs. Dr. Cutter, who has been in the city for a week or two giving private
lectures to women on physiological and psychological matters, is doing a work of
great importance in her efforts to improve the physical and healthful condition
of the mothers of the land. The Dr. seems to understand her subject thoroughly
and her lectures are illuminated by an illustrating apparatus of value and
completeness. All the ladies of the city should call on Dr. Cutter.
A row occurred in the Black Croock saloon last night between Sam Hester and
Pike Thompson, two colored men, which resulted in the latter receiving three
stabs in different places on the neck, side and arm - and his recovery is
doubtful. A warrant was sworn out for Hester, but he made his escape and has not
been heard from.
Mr. Horace Dumars yesterday constructed a raft 4x8 feet, put on a sail about
four feet high and decorated it with lithographs announcing the races here on
the 15th inst. When last seen it was rapidly making its way to the James. This
is a novel way to advertise.
Mrs. Claypool, residing in the Phillips neighborhood, about six miles
southwest of the city, died yesterday and was buried this morning. Her infant
died Wednesday and both were buried in the same coffin.
Mr. Craper's garden, on the Wire road, overflowed and the crop was injured.
W.R. Davison, of Conway, is in the city.
Mrs. L.M. Watkins, of St. Louis, came in this morning.
M.M. Cormick, of Ash Grove, was in town last night.
B.F. Chase arrived last night from Washington, D.C.
Harry Mitchell left south this morning on a commercial tour.
Mr. Will Johnson, of Sumner, Ill., is visiting relatives and drumming up
Mr. D.E. Putnam, of Columbus, Ohio, is visiting his brother, Rev. D.P.
G.J. Roote, Marshfield, and R.H. Swinney, Marshfield, registered at the
Central last night.
Mr. Copper returned from Winfield, Kas., last night, where he had sold a car
load of horses.
Rev. C.H. Briggs, of Neosho, and Prof. O.S. Reed, Ash Grove, returned to
their homes this morning.
Mr. H.A. Frost, New York; W.W. Collins, Chicago; David Bell, C.M. Breeden and
Bob Bradford, St. Louis, are registered at the Chestnut Burr Hotel, corner of
Market and Mt. Vernon streets.
J.W. Plank, the 19 years a subscriber to THE LEADER and one of the
substantial farmers and leading Democrats of the county, gave us a pleasant call
Friday. He paid for his twentieth year in advance before leaving.
Drs. Tefft and McBride returned from the great medical convention at St.
Louis this morning. We understand there was no serious damage done by the flood
on the Frisco road between this city and Lebanon.
Will Cecill, editor of the Mt. Vernon "Chieftain" and chairman of the
Democratic committee of Lawrence county, is in the city contending with what
Iago calls "a raging tooth." Dr. Smith took
the rage out of it. Among the young, active, positive Democrats of the
southwest, Will Cecill stands sans peur sans reproche. He embarked in the
publication of a Democratic newspaper in Lawrence county when to do so
endangered life and ostracized him from what was then regarded as "the best
society." But he risked the one and defied the other, and to-day the Cecills and
the "Chieftain" are in society with none to molest or make them afraid. They
deserve their laurels and they wear them well.
Lee White vs. Fred King and M.F. Britain, defendant; by agreement of parties
case is dismissed at defendant's cost.
Court adjourned to see the flood.
Articles of association, petition filed and leave to docket in the matter of
A.W. Ollis, Chas. P. Ollis, A.C. Kilham et al. for incorporation of St. John's
Benj. U. Massey vs. Eliza Austin et al.; on motion of plaintiff J.P. McCammon
is appointed guardian ad litem for Jennetta and Ida M. Penter, minor dependants.
J.F. Dann vs. J.R. Milner; dismissed by plaintiff at his cost.
The assignment of R.E. Beazley, F.S. Heffernan, assignee, was continued until
next term of court.
T.D. Glover vs John Watts; appeal dismissed and judgment of J.P. affirmed for
failure to prosecute appeal.
State vs Oscar Kaiser, grand larceny; defendant files petition for discharge
under insolvent act and order of discharge made.
Having been drowned out in the basement at the Central hotel, I find it
necessary in order to accommodate my friends and customers to take a chair in
the barber shop of S.C. Huston, at 227 Boonville street, where I may be found at
all times ready to serve them. Respectfully, Jno. S. Starks.
Anna Innes to Mary F. McLane; lots 51 and 52, Inwood park addition to the
city of North Springfield - $500.
James Flanigan to Mary F. McLane; quit claim deed to lots 51 and 52, Inwood
park addition - $300.
The flume of the water works at Fulbright's spring was washed away yesterday
and the water was two feet deep in the pump house. This stopped the engine,
which has shut down temporarily. We do not know the damage. The company are
liable to shut off the water supply in this city at any time on account of the
At sundown the water was up to the window sills of Ingram's mill and still
rising. Many fences in the bottoms are gone. The farms of Messrs. Gates, Haden
and Galloway are all submerged.
The crop prospects were never better. No chinch bugs have been heard of so
far. An abundance of apples will be raised but no peaches.
A railroad man informs us he picked up a hailstone 7 1-2 inches in circumference
at Golden City yesterday.
The bridge across the branch this side of Galloway station was washed away last
Parties in from James river report that stream two feet higher than ever known.
May 8, 1886
Ash Grove Atoms.
Prof. Leslie's school will close the latter part of May.
Dr. Evans, a hard shell Baptist, will preach in the college shortly.
A car load of poultry was shipped to New Orleans from here Saturday.
Married, by Squire E.A. Hurt, Mr. Albert Elsey and Miss Emma Laufenberg.
Prof. Hamner, of Lamar, passed through here the first of the week on his way
Miss Lou Wilson has returned from Severy, Kansas, where she has been visiting
It is rumored that a change in the firm of Swinney Bros. will take place in
the near future.
A colored doctor has been confined in the calaboose twenty-eight days,
subsisting on bread and water.
A five year old daughter of W.H. Murray strayed off from home Sunday and was
found four miles in the country.
Dan McCray, a bachelor merchant of Halltown, went to Springfield a few days
since to purchase furniture. This looks suspicious.
The heaviest rain of the season fell Wednesday. Several bridges and fences
were washed out and garden patches in the valley below town were swept clean.
Chas. McCallister, of this city, has been appointed passenger conductor on
the Clinton branch in place of T.P. Martin, who will engage in the drug business
While W.W. Robbins was horseback riding north of town Tuesday the animal fell
and rolled on him. In consequence he was seriously bruised and not able to
attend to business yesterday.
Mr. William Hudgins, residing two miles southeast of town, died Wednesday of
softening of the brain and heart troubles. He has resided in this vicinity
nearly forty years, raised a large family and was 75 years of age at the time of
The mayor has made the following appointments for the ensuing year: City
clerk, A.J. Norris; city attorney, H.R. Hall; street commissioner, J.R. Boone;
treasurer, Wm. Comegys. They are all excellent and will make faithful officers.
Whoop up the free delivery systerm.
After all the talk Springfield still lacks a first-class opera house.
Lots assessed to S.A. Brown & Co., for 1885 reduced from $1,250 to $800.
Robert Crenshaw will ship a car load of hogs to St. Louis this morning over
Sam Hester, who stabbed Pike Thompson in the Black Crook saloon the other
night, is still at large.
The recorder is doing a very light business so far this month. The morals of
this city must be improving.
Up to 2 o'clock to-day fourteen witnesses had appeared before the grand jury.
Total to date, sicty-four.
Decoration day will be observed on the 31st of May this year. By the way, our
citizens should be arranging a programme of exercises.
The Prickly Ash base ball club of St. Louis struck our boys like a tornado.
Score, 18 to 1. Another game this afternoon.
James M. Cannefax has sold one-sixth interest in 114 acres of land, except
six acres, in 29,29,22, for $400 to Ella Cannefax.
U.S. deputy marshal Will Rice last night brought in John Conner, of Osceola,
charged with selling whiskey without license. He will have a preliminary
examination before commissioner Jones.
The case of Mrs. Mary Cahill vs A.F. Kinney, who is charged with selling beer
to her son, a minor, was tried by a jury yesterday before Justice Savage. After
hearing the evidence the jury returned a verdict in favor of plaintiff for $50
damages. Mr. Kinney has taken an appeal to the circuit court.
B.F. Wood, of Los Angeles, Cal., is in the city.
Nat Nixon and F.S. Green came in from Ash Grove last night.
J.B. Alsup, Viana, Maries county, was at The Central last night.
Emmer Markley, a citizen of Sedalia, showed his smiling face last night.
T.H. Marshall and wife, of Norwood, are stopping at the Central.
Rev. S.J. Orr and wife, of Wellington, Kas., arrived in the city last night.
Rev. W.H. Osborn has returned from St. Louis and will fill his pulpit
R.B. Eubank, Mt. Grove, came in over the Gulf last night and took supper at
Mrs. Eva Taylor, who has been visiting her uncle, H.E. Nearing, returned to
Chicago last night.
Mrs. Eva Taylor, who has been the guest of Mrs. C.B. Hoag, has returned to
her home in Chicago.
Mr. Ed S. Finch returned from a trip to St. Louis this morning, where he had
been several days.
G.W. Deestrick and A.H. Fitzgerald, prominent citizens of Richmond, Va., are
viewing the Queen city.
Mrs. John Brady, on College street, who has been suffering from typhoid fever
for the past two months, is much better and will soon be up and around.
Walter Crenshaw, now a resident of St. Louis, came in this morning to get a
whiff of fresh air and mingle with his many friends.
Mr. T.B. Ward came in Saturday from Strafford and called on THE LEADER. His
crops are good and he looks for the greenbackers of his neighborhood to vote
with the republicans on prohibitionists.
Dr. Tefft went to Marshfield to-day to amputate the leg of Willie Rush, son
of Hon. J.L. Rush. He has been suffering with some kind of trouble for three
years, we understand.
Mrs. P. Williams who has been at St. Luke's Hospital for several months
returned this morning and will spend a few days with her parents and friends in
this city before leaving for her home in Ft. Scott Kansas.
Vinton Bray as usual loomed up as scorer at the base ball game yesterday.
If the rumor is true that Fisher's nine has retired the college club claim
the championship of Springfield. Trot out your nine.
Messrs. C.G. Young and J.H. Bowers were visitors at the library yesterday.
Some excellent new books have been received at the library and are not at the
disposal of students and friends.
Rev. Martin of St. Louis will deliver the last of the St. Louis course of
lectures at the chapel next Monday evening at 7:30 o'clock. The public is
Some of the old students have received complimentary invitations to attend a
grand ball at Alton, Mo. The name of E.D. Merritt of the class '84 figures
conspicuously as a member of the committee of arrangements.
Prof. F.A. Hall conducted the prayer meeting last evening, for his subject,
the difficulties and encouragements of a young Christian. The Handel and Hayden
society under charge of Prof. A.B. Brown also held its usual meeting.
Mr. J.D. Richey goes to Mt. Comfort to-day and will preach there to-morrow.
Mr. W.R. McElroy goes to Billings for the same purpose.
Miss Fowler's class, the Seniors, in art criticism, propose to give an
evening's entertainment sometime soon. Photographs of best works of all art will
be obtained and these are to be thrown on a screen by means of a stereopticon.
The students each have a particular topic and will give sketches of the lives of
the artist, the characteristics of his style, &c.
Messrs. C.W. Blanchard and Lincoln Haseltine, living near Dorchester, ride to
school on horseback each day. Though the distance is about 5 miles, rain or
shine, the boys are always on hand for chapel and regular work.
In the matter of the petition of Doc. Motley, John F. Meighan and Thos. B.
Trusty for incorporation of "The Southern Aid, Protection and Benevolent
Association; petition and articles of association filed and leave to docket
Sarah Hurst et al vs city of Ash Grove et al.; leave to docket cause and
petition filed for alternative wit of mandamus ordered, returnable June 1, 1886.
Kansas City, Clinton and Springfield railway company vs J.D. Van Bibber and
Mr. Woodward; issues joined and jury sworn to try cause.
A.M. Haymakeur vs Aurelia Finley; motion heretofore filed by plaintiff to
retax costs overruled.
Tenant, Walker & Co. vs D.S. Watts et al.; continued by consent.
May 11, 1886
Emma W. Peters vs W.H. Peters; trial by court; decree of divorce.
Benjamin Chinn vs Sylvanus Wagner; motion to rule plaintiff to give security
for costs sustained and leave given to file bond any time before first day of
Eliza A. McCoy vs Daniel Heaberle, administrator, etc.; dismissed by
plaintiff at her costs.
City of Springfield vs Ben. R. Brewer; dismissed at costs of defendant by
Certification of incorporation granted to the German Evangelical
(Congregational) church. F.W. Hilzinger is president, G. Schroeder secretary and
Geo. D. Fertsch treasurer.
Arthur Richard Lee, a native of England, files declaration of intention to
become a citizen of the United States, and is granted a certificate of
State vs. Ed. Martin, petition filed for discharge under insolvent act and
City of Springfield vs. Nannie McCumber, violation of city ordinances;
judgment of city recorder affirmed and judgment against defendant and Taylor
Smith, security on appeal bond.
Chas. Hufnagel vs. Lewis Graves; by agreement of parties judgment for
plaintiff for $5 and all costs, except witness fees of John and Frank Hufnagel.
State ex rel and to the use of St. F.C. Roberts; motion to dismiss sustained
and judgment for costs against plaintiff and J.F. Atzert, security on bond for
A.W. Horton vs. C. Eckas & Son; bond for costs filed by plaintiff approved
and motion to dismiss by defendants overruled.
Interlocutory decree granted in case of Mary V. Towles vs. David E. Towles.
Springfield Foundry and Machine Company vs. J.H. Gage and Mary Boyd; judgment
by default for plaintiff; debt and damages - first count, $112.15; second count,
same; third, same.
Same vs. J.H. Smith; judgment by default for plaintiff; debt and damages,
E. Friendlich vs. A.J. Twaddle; judgment by default for plaintiff for $238.
State vs. George West, playing dice for money; plea of guilty and fine of $1.
State vs. John Harper for gambling; nollied.
State vs. John and Barney Harper, gambling; confession and each fined $5.
Jail Breaker and Horse Thief Arrested.
Sheriff Donnell received a telegram from Kansas City officers last night
notifying him that Edward L. Johnson, wanted here for stealing a horse from
William Carter, near Bois D'Arc, and afterwards breaking jail, had been
captured. Accordingly detective J.G. White boarded the midnight train and will
arrive this evening with the prisoner, who is a noted jail breaker, having
escaped from the Lexington, Rolla and Springfield jails. He has been going under
the assumed name of E.W. Harding and is a tough crook.
A Grand Affair.
One of the grandest times in this section of the state will be the opening of
the Crescent hotel at Eureka Springs, Ark., on Thursday, 20th inst. Such eminent
speakers as James G. Blaine, John A. Logan and others are expected to be present
and excursions will be run on all the railroads. One will leave this city on the
19th and a large crowd will be likely to attend to get a glimpse at these
C.B. Owen, ex-sheriff of Greene county, is in from Wilson township to-day.
Baker says he will not be a candidate for any office this year, wheat looks
splendid and there are no chinch bugs so far. He is building a fine barn, 48x28,
and eighteen feet high. Two parties recently separated in his neighborhood. John
Wilson abandoned his wife and Henry Campbell's wife left him.
Mr. Geo. Watson, who has been engaged in the boot and shoe business has sold
his stock to Mr. Ed. V. Williams, who has been with Roberson & Peers for the
past seven years. Mr. W. has moved the stock to No. 107 Commercial street where
he has a fine establishment.
M.C. Barnes is here from Portia, Ark.
Mr. George W. Arnold is visiting in Scott county.
We are pleased to announce that Mr. W.E. Lee is some better.
Miss J. Freeman is being entertained by Boonville, Ind, friends.
M.G. Hensley, a business man of Mansfield, came in last night on a flying
Dr. Pollack is in Rock Island attending the Illinois State dental
W.W. Mastin, Bolivar, and A. Haynie, Clinton, were at the Central last night.
J.M. Forrester and John E. Clark, influential citizens of Ozark, came in last
night and registered at the Central.
The following delegation came in from Greenfield last night: J.F. Lyngar, J.L.
Wetzel, E.R. Hughes and Seymour Hoyt.
Chas. D. Spindler, who has been on a visit to his sister, Mrs. A.A. Mehl,
will leave for his home in St. Louis to-night.
Mr. John R. Lawing and Miss Mollie Weaver, of Ozark, attended the circus
yesterday and will visit relatives several days.
Mrs. S. Miniger, who spent the winter with her daughter, Mrs. Otto Rollman,
departed for her home, Osage, Iowa, last night.
Mrs. Will Gottfried returned Monday evening from Parsons, Kas., where she had
been visiting her parents. She brought back a lovely talking parrot.
Dr. and Mrs. J.W. Barnes, of Brighton, were visiting in the metropolis Monday
and Tuesday. They saw Cole's aggregated conglomeration Monday evening and gave
THE LEADER a pleasant call before leaving.
R.A. Campbell, of Sterling, was in town to-day on business. He reports a
steady influx of settlers to his section of country, and left 2,100 acres of
good valley land on the books of our real estate men. Men lik Mr. Campbell are
well calculated to build up a new country.
A. Nelson, a large stock-raiser of Laclede county, who was one of the
principal exhibitors at our fair last fall, is in the city. He and Mr. A.
Richmond, of Buffalo, New York, are visiting the National Cemetery to-day and
viewing the city generally. They appear well pleased with our beautiful country
and we hope they will make investments.
The seniors have an examination in moral philosophy to-day.
Everybody took in the procession yesterday, even the faculty.
Miss Pomeroy, who is visiting friends here, was a visitor at chapel yesterday
Prof. C.D. Adams filled the pulpit at Peirce City Sunday. As the train does
not come in till late, he was absent from chapel yesterday morning.
Mr. Young, of Mansfield, Mo., a former student, took in the show yesterday
and paid the college a short visit.
Mr. Chas. Ewing, while passing under a gate yesterday morning, struck his
head, making an ugly scalp wound.
Rev. Ricker, of Peirce City, led in prayer at chapel yesterday. He spent a
large part of the day in visiting recitations and in looking over the college
grounds and buildings.
Dr. Mayo, now well known here, arrived Sunday evening. He will spend about
two months in Southwest Missouri and will make the college his headquarters. His
plan of work is now being arranged. He will speak in all the prominent towns of
in this part of the State. The college feels proud of having Dr. Mayo here and
feels sure that the city will appreciate what it is doing.
In accordance with the usual custom, the students held a mass meeting
yesterday to determine on the general holiday. Friday, May 12st, was the day
fixed upon. They voted to go on a general picnic to Camp Cora on the James.
Messrs. Hubbard and Thomas, Misses Liggett and McLain, and Prof. Hall, were
appointed a committee to make all arrangement.
Rev. Martin, of St. Louis, delivered a very fine lecture at the chapel last
evening. His subject was "The Modern Renaissance." He said that whatever phase
it assumed to different individuals, the real Renaissance is the freedom of the
intellect. He is a fine and forcible speaker. His lecture was remarkable for its
broadness and the amount of thought compressed in so short a lecture.
August Wagner to Andrew Brant; lot 25, block 6, Hobart's second addition to
North Springfield - $150.
Geo. W. Teeter, of Montgomery county, Ohio, to Wm Teeter, Greene county;
tract in 7,29,21 - $400.
Jasper Weir to J.W. Kelley; lot in Swinney's Ash Grove addition - $183.
Priscilla R. Smith to James Headley; tract in 23,29,20 - $200.
John C. Mitchell et al. to John M. Blades et al.; 40 acres in 17,28,24 -
John S. Harrison to David R. McLain; quit claim deed to the south half of lot
12, block 2, in town of Buckley - $25.
N.J. White has sold a tract of land for McCord Bass for $200.
John McCoin has purchased forty acres of land from the Frisco railway company
Ed Masters is building a two room house on St. Louis street, which will soon
John Harper, colored, charged with assaulting his wife, was fined $1 and
costs this morning by Justice Porter.
A parlor concert at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Smith is announced for
next Thursday night.
John Hatfield, from Vera Cruz, Douglas county, has been arrested on charge of
cutting and removing timber on government land.
Lizzie Shackelford was committed to jail for five days this morning by
recorder Wilson on charge of disturbing the peace of a colored woman.
Capt. George Taylor, of Christian county, had twelve fine steers killed by
lightning a few days since. He was in town to day, but left for home this
A constable from Marshfield swooped down upon Messrs. Dagley and Doc Yates
this morning and took them to that place on a charge of obtaining money under
false pretenses - in other words, writing illegal insurance policies.
J.L. Harman and Miss Edith Graham, residents of Walnut Grove township, have
become weary of single-blessedness and obtained license this morning to become
husband and wife. THE LEADER extends congratulations in advance.
Mr. P.H. Gillespie, formerly on Boonville street, has moved to the corner of
South and Walnut streets, in the Headley building, where he will have more room
to display his elegant stock of groceries and carry a larger line of goods.
There is a steady increase of from ten to twelve new pupils every Sunday at
Grace M.E. Sunday School. The highest collection this month amounted to $4.57.
It is expected that a lawn entertainment will be given next Tuesday night for
the benefit of the young people.
Two negro women had a scrapping match at the circus gate yesterday afternoon.
Justice Savage and A.B. Murray arrested them and they were tried on the street
car track, city marshal James Dameron acting as attorney. After giving good
advice the "coons" were discharged and made tracks for home.
Miss Linda Pollack, of Asher station, is the guest of Miss Roxie Hamontree on
Ed Baxter has resigned his position as telegraph editor on the Herald.
A.A. Renshaw is now filling the vacancy.
May 12, 1886
There was a rush to the recorder's office to-day. Up to noon he issued the
following marriage licenses:
J.A. Davis to L.J. Graves, both of Robberson township.
James Monteith of Christian county, to Emma L. Doran, of Greene county.
E.E. Colby to Edna G. Boone, both of Ash Grove.
Born, last Monday, to the wife of Mr. E.B. Raymond, a son.
Whitehead & Patterson have just received a big invoice of the latest styles
and designs in wall paper.
Will Madison, charged with assaulting Georgia A. Jones, plead guilty and the
recorder fined him $5 and costs.
About eighty-eight witnesses have been before the grand jury so far. Some
came from Polk county and one from Taney.
The public schools will close next Friday until fall. We understand a number
of teachers have already sent in applications, which will probably be acted upon
by the school board shortly.
We own the only abstract of Taney county, Missouri, when the records were
destroyed by fire. We will sell them. SCARFF & RINER, Grand Island, Neb.
Mr. J.T. Coplen has been awarded the contract to build a four room cottage,
corner Jefferson and State Sts., for Will Manzy, which, when completed, will
cost $1,000. Work will commence in a day or two.
We understand over four hundred tickets have already been sold for the
Knights of Labor ball, which takes place at Music Hall to-night. Seven hundred
tickets are out and it is thought all will be sold. McClanathan will furnish the
refreshments. Young man, take your best girl along and enjoy a pleasant time.
Mr. J.P. Paul, the handsome gentleman who was recently elected chief of the
fire department of North Town has about as much on his hands now as one man can
well attend to, being at present street commissioner, drum major of Hobart's
band, &c. But his friends are talking about running him for mayor. Well, get all
you can out of him for he is able to stand it, being a devoted lover of
The Board of Health met at the office of E.A. Barbour over Exchange Bank
yesterday evening and organized with Mayor Walker in the chair and city clerk
Barbour as secretary. Dr. E.A. Roberts was elected Vice President. Nuisances of
various kinds were discussed and recommendations of a general nature will be
made by the board to the council at the next meeting. The present board means
business, and we look for some good work by them. Adjourned to meet again at
same place next Monday at 3 o'clock p.m.
Detective J.T. White returned from Kansas City last night with Edward L.
Johnson, alias E.H. Harding, the jail-breaker and horse thief, whom he lodged in
jail. The prisoner was put in the steel cage lately occupied by George E.
Graham, and it is not likely he will again escape. Mr. White was twenty miles
this side of Kansas City when the cyclone struck that place and escaped its
fury. However, the funnel-shaped messenger of death was observed from the car
windows by the passengers. Mr. White took the early morning train for Memphis.
Ben. V. Alton vs. Helen M. Rogers; continued at cost of plaintiff.
James M. Chapman vs. Annie S. Chapman; interlocutory decree.
Grand jury returns nine indict- as follows:
James Hines and Samuel Crittenden, alias "Gilbert," burglary and larceny.
Pater C. Sharp, defiling ward.
Frank Cauthon, embezzlement by bailee.
Arn Wilkerson, burglary and grand larceny.
Geo. E. Graham and Cora E. Lee, murder in the first degree.
A.P. Dickerson, burglary and grand larceny.
Robert Chalmers, seduction under promise of marriage.
Geo. W. Rodgers, same offense.
Joseph O'Donald et al., felonious assault.
J.W.B. Appleby discharged from grand jury and Jasper Weir substituted.
State vs. Frank Cauthon, embezzlement by bailee; defendant arraigned and
enters plea of not guilty.
State vs. Peter Sharp, defiling ward; same entry.
James Hines and Samuel Crittenden; defendants severally arraigned; plea of
not guilty as to James Hines; Samuel Crittenden, alias Gilbert, enters plea of
guilty as to burglary.
State vs. Arn Wilkerson, defendant arraigned and enters plea of not guilty.
C.V. Buckley vs. Wm. Coomes; interlocutory judgment.
E.F. Miller vs. Fred Kaiserling, interlocutory judgment, death of John W.
Simmons suggested; demurer to separate answer of Robert Simmons filed by
James Beckham et al, vs. John A. Morris; judgment for plaintiff by default;
debt and damages, $418.72.
Ira S. Haseltine vs. Samuel Ausherman; change of venue to Webster county.
City of Springfield vs. Milley B. Wesson; judgment for defendant for $107
damages by agreement of parties.
State vs. Amos Tuck, seduction; nollied.
State vs. Peter Anderson, carrying concealed weapons, nollied.
State vs. E.R. Newell; motion to set aside affirmance overruled.
Missouri Land and livestock company vs. A.M. Payne et al.; alias summons
ordered to sheriff of Barry county for defendant A.M. Payne.
T.B. Houghawout [Houghawoul?], a prominent
attorney of Carthage, is attending court.
T.T. Holland has returned from Florida, Washington City and numerous other
Mr. John Caulfield, traveling agent for the Globe Democrat, is
spending the day in the city.
Dr. D.J. Pollock has gone to Rock Island to attend the meeting of the
Illinois State Dental Association. He will return Friday.
Dr. J.M. Clyde, late of Covington, Ky., a practical dentist, has brought his
family to this city and permanently located. He will shortly open an office.
R.E. Everett and family leave to-night for Darien, Connecticut, on a visit to
his parents. They will be absent about six weeks. Mr. Everett was born and
raised in Darien and his old friends will be glad to see him, he having been
absent seven years. The fire department will miss him.
J.S. Ambrose, superintendent of the gas company, is in St. Louis in company
with L.H. Murray, a large gas stockholder, possibly to confer with Capt Rogers,
also a shareholder in the gas works. This is a significant straw, and may
indicate, in connection with Judge Baker's proposition for the "Herald"
property, that Capt. Rogers is anxious to dispose of all his Springfield
The oldest person in Greene county departed this life yesterday afternoon at
the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lewis Johnson, corner of Grant and Mt. Vernon
streets, after an illness of four or five days. We refer to Mrs. Mary Ferguson,
who was born in Kentucky ninety-four years ago and had a distinct recollection
concerning the inauguration of every president from the foundation of the
government. Deceased had resided in Missouri thirty-three years, mostly at
Union, Franklin county. Her husband died ten years ago at the advanced age of
eighty-four years. "Grandmother" Ferguson, as she was familiarly called, was a
kind-hearted woman and beloved by all who were fortunate to make her
acquaintance. The remains were interred in Maple Park cemetery this afternoon.
The bereaved family have the heart-felt sympathy of all.
Mr. W.E. Lee died this morning about 8 o'clock of pneumonia, aged about 75
years. He was a native of England and has resided in Springfield 21 years.
Deceased was a consistent member of the Methodist church, a hard working,
industrious, good citizen and leaves several grown children and wife to mourn
his death, besides numerous relatives and friends. No definite arrangements have
been made for the funeral, as the pastor, Mr. Palmore, is absent.
Francis, beloved wife of J.A. Ellison, died of pneumonia early this morning,
aged 54 years. She will be buried at Wesley chapel, twelve miles north of this
Mr. T.L. Breese, wife and Charley Graham were before the grand jury
yesterday. Mr. Breese's witness fees amounted to $32.50, while Mrs. Breese and
Charley Graham each received $31.25.
May 13, 1886
Hannah Smith to J.P. McCammon; the north half of lot 1 in Harwood, Lisenby &
Boyd's addition - $750.
Chas. Kroll to Elvira Rial; a little over 7 acres in 19,29,21 - $1,140.
Frisco railway company to W.A.J. Davis; 40 acres in 9,28,29 - $120.
Adam M. Crabb to Milford Deputy; 40 acres in 11,28,23 - $1,300.
S.M. Melton to Lucy F. Watson; lot on St. Louis street - $500.
Base ball this afternoon - Leader vs Springfield.
J.H. Getz has sold a strip of land to Rebecca Brochus for $80.
About 250 licenses have been issued by the city clerk since the first of May.
Dealers are paying $2.10 per doz. for chickens. No spring chickens in the
Will P. Stewart's elegant new house on Benton avenue is nearing completion.
E.B. Mahoney has purchased a lot in R.A. McCluer's addition from A.W. Ollis
The old settlers of Cass township expect to hold a reunion and picnic at
Asher on June 5.
S.T. Manning this afternoon obtained license to wed Lulu Albert. Both are
residents of Springfield.
Byron Payton has been elected foreman of the Doling hose company, Ed Williams
assistant foreman and Tom Reed treasurer.
Ab Jeffries, colored, was fined $5 and costs by the recorder this morning for
fighting. For failure to liquidate he was committed to the calaboose.
The strawberry festival by the ladies of the North Springfield Baptist church
to-morrow night will be a grand success. It will be given in the Wall building.
W.W. Donham commenced this evening on the city tax book for 1886. We would
suggest that the Herald pay its taxes before they become delinquent for
Robert Foster, of Marshfield, was brought in last night by sheriff Martin on
an old indictment for gambling. He was released, as it was discovered that he
had previously paid his fine and costs.
We understand our good natured city recorder will be a candidate for recorder
of deeds this fall on the republican ticket. Hart Wilson is a hard man to beat
and the democrats will have to hustle.
The recorder collected $25 worth of dog tax for the month of April. But the
Herald has failed to ante. We understand about fifty warrants are out for
parties who have failed to pay on their canines.
Mr. Sprague, superintendent of telegraph on the Gulf, had two children killed
in the Kansas City tornado. We also understand that Mr. Ellison, superintendent
of the roadmaster's department, lost a child.
A number of young people are making arrangements for a grand picnic on the
James Saturday morning. They will start from Hubbell's drug store at 7 o'clock,
which looks "suspicious," to say the least.
Married, at Carthage yesterday, by Rev. W.H. Osborn, of Springfield, Mr. Wm.
C. Campbell, of Ft. Smith, Ark., and Miss Isabella Ross, of Carthage. Mr. Albert
Silberberg, of this city, attended the wedding.
Dr. Johnson has brought suit against Mrs. Dr. Augusta Smith for $32, which he
claims as medical services in attending Anna Smith. The defendant has taken a
change of venue from justice Porter to recorder Wilson.
Ed O'Day has returned from Neosho.
Col. Rathbun is in Marshfield on legal business.
James J. Nelson, Carterville, Jasper county, is in town.
Thos. J. Gideon is in Ozark, but will return the 14th inst.
Maggie Woodruff, of Salem N.J., is stopping at the Central.
J.G. Lingsweiler, a prominent lumber dealer of Lebanon, is in the city.
Frank, the twelve year old son of C.B. Owen, is very low with crysipelas.
O.H. Travers departed for St. Louis last night to attend a masonic
J.M. Livesay, of West Plains, came in last night and registered at the
Mr. J.B. Stockton is back from Nebraska, after an absence of several months.
J.T. Stoner and Jesse H. Berry left for Marshfield this morning on insurance
Marion W. Jones, of Cedarville, Taney county, is up to get a glimpse of
General freight agent Cale, of the Frisco, came in from St. Louis yesterday
on a brief visit.
Prof. Henry, superintendent of the Billings public schools, was taking in the
Morris Hall, of Stockton, Cedar county, was in the city last night and
departed for home this morning.
J.P. McCammon left on the Gulf train this morning for Ash Grove, but will
return this evening.
Mrs. Emma Smith, who has been lying at death's door at the Arlington hotel,
is reported some better to-day.
The Fourth ward immigration boom is not dead. M.A. Arnot, on west Elm street,
is the father of a bouncing boy.
Dr. S. Blevins, of Bolivar, accompanied by his daughter, Miss Sophia, are the
guests of Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Warren.
R. Latham, Rogersville; A. Hurst, West Plains, and George Dohm, Kenoma, are
among the southwest Missouri arrivals at the Central.
Samuel Higginbotham, lately from Neodesha, Kas., died of consumption last
evening at his home, on Sycamore street, between Jefferson street and Benton
avenue, aged 28 years. The remains will be taken to Indiana to-night for burial.
Lewis Burdett, who is employed by Henry Eaton, met with a painful accident
yesterday morning. He was working by the ice house when a piece of scantling
fell, striking him on top of the forehead and knocking him senseless for three
hours. Two physicians attended and he is improving.
The funeral of the late W.E. Lee will take place at 3 o'clock Friday evening
from the First Baptist church. Deceased was an Odd Fellow and the order will
attend the funeral in a body. The remains will be interred in Hazlewood
The funeral of Richard Ryan, who died of spinal meningitis Tuesday evening,
took place this morning. Deceased was twelve years of age and the son of Mrs.
Jane Ryan on Garfield street, North Springfield.
May 14, 1886
Ash Grove Atoms.
Many of our citizens have gone to the Aurora lead mines to prospect.
The freshet last week washed away the platform leading to the cave.
The brick yard near the lake was submerged last Thursday and boats were in
A pleasant party was given at the home of J.L. Perryman last Tuesday by the
J.P. McCammon, the good-looking city attorney of Springfield, was in town
yesterday making mashes.
Chas. Manuell is crowding the season. It is said he got a mess of new
potatoes out of his garden recently.
Only fifteen or twenty of our people "had business" in Springfield the day
Cole's circus struck the city. Strange, isn't it?
Mrs. Sheppard, residing near this place, met with a painful accident the
other day, breaking an arm and dislocating her shoulder.
Mr. Henry Hall has given bond as postmaster. He will make a number one
official and has received numerous congratulations.
A physician here extracted a piece of steel from the leg of Wm. Holt last
Monday. The injured man was employed on the railroad.
Chris Sturdy, Frank Robbs and Demuth Lippman, all of Springfield, were
looking at our live little city this week and visiting friends.
Mr. Elmer E. Colby has united his destiny with Miss Edna G. Boone. The
ceremony took place last night in the western part of town. Success to the young
Mr. G.M. Buchanan has charge of the lake here, which is one of the best
pleasure resorts in Greene county. Why don't some of the Springfield Sunday
schools get up an excursion?
Mr. J.W.B. Appleby does not relish being on the grand jury, obtained a "sub,"
and is back attending to business. He could doubtless tell many mysterious
things, but is like an oyster on the doings of that body.
Doc. Murphy was cut in the left hand a few days since. The blade of his
pocket knife passed through between the knuckles of the front fingers. He was
putting up a wagon at the time of the accident. The wound is very painful.
The funeral of the late W.E. Lee was largely attended this afternoon.
Whitehead & Patterson have just received a big invoice of the latest styles
and designs in wall paper.
Col. Campbell, who recently came here from Louisiana, has purchased 140 feet
frontage on Jefferson street, adjoining Dr. E.T. Robberson's property on the
north, from M. Bowerman, paying therefore the sum of $3,550.
The pupils of the High School, accompanied by Prof. Atkinson and Miss Fisher,
leave for the James at 7 o'clock to-morrow morning on a picnic excursion. Sam
Vaughan will go along in order to be near the cake plate and shoot geese on the
Some sneak thief entered the residence of Mr. Ed Baxter early yesterday
morning, on Lincoln street, and stole $35 from the purse of his wife, which was
on a center table. Mr. Baxter's pants near by, containing several dollars were
undisturbed. The thief effected an entrance through a window and quietly
departed without arousing the sleeping inmates. No clue as yet.
Deputy U.S. marshal J.W. Johnson returned from McDonald county last night,
where he had arrested Henry Parks on charge of cutting and removing timber on
government land. The prisoner will be examined before commissioner Jones. If a
district court was established in this city a vast amount of expense would be
saved to the government. What is Mr. Wade doing in this direction?
Tom T. Kinney, of Forsyth, is in the city to-day.
J.M. Spiller came in from Lebanon this morning.
S. Band, of Olney, Ill., is registered at the Central.
Mrs. Orpha Gunn, of St. Louis, is visiting her sister, Mrs. T.J. Porter.
Mr. Kelso, from North Missouri, is here prospecting with a view to locating.
Bud and Felix Lawing came in from Ozark last night and will return to-morrow.
A.C. Odell and Katie E. Smith, both of Greene county, obtained a marriage
license this afternoon.
W.J. Garrett came in from Ebenezer Thursday and gave THE LEADER a pleasant
call. Mr. Garrett is always welcome.
D.E. Cloud, an enthusiastic democrat, called on THE LEADER Friday. He will
get the paper after this at Cave Springs.
Mr. Herbert Wright, of Ft. Scott, Kas., is in the city to attend the funeral
of his grandfather, W.E. Lee who was buried in Maple park cemetery this
Mrs. H.B. Graves, who has been visiting relatives and friends at Shelbyville,
Tenn. the past month, returned home last night. Mrs. H.L. Graves came with her
to spend a few weeks.
W.A. Custer has come all the way from Silver Springs, Florida, to procure a
marriage license. Miss Mattie E. Lafferty, of Ash Grove, is to be his bride.
When Mr. Custer approached the recorder he asked for a prescription for heart
disease. This is a new name for it.
Oscar Farmer, a merchant of Willard, is in town.
L.D. Brooks, and Rankin McAdoo have returned from a successful commercial
tour on the Gulf railroad.
We regret to learn that H.C. Crow contemplates locating in Texas. We commend
him to the good people of the Lone Star state.
The condition of Miss Julia Patterson, who was accidentally shot by Theo.
Morrison Tuesday night, is extremely critical and the chances of recovery
THE LEADER would suggest that the directors of the fair association put in a
telephone from the fair grounds to this city. It would be a great public
convenience as well as advantage to the managers of the association. Gentlemen,
please consider this matter in earnest, and act speedily. The Fourth of July
will soon be here and a good programme, including races of all kinds, base ball,
etc., should be arranged to take place on the fair grounds.
May 15, 1886
W.M.A. Townsend vs C.H. Heer dry goods company; dismissed by plaintiff in
conformity to stipulations filed, plaintiff to pay all costs up to time of
filing his amended petition and the defendant to pay all subsequent costs.
W.F. Payne vs H.G. Gott; judgment of justice affirmed and judgment against
appellant and Mayo Bros., security on appeal bond.
H.C. Ashburn vs L.T. Watson; continued by consent of parties at defendant's
McGregor, Noe & Keet vs R.A. Campbell; motion to quash execution filed by
defendant and sustained by court.
Alice McQuivey vs John McQuivey; trial by court and decree of divorce for
State vs Joseph O'Donald, felonious assault; defendant, J.T. White and C.M.
Baker recognized in the sum of $500.
State vs Jesse Krum, same charge; defendant, Joseph O'Donald and C.M. Baker
recognized in the sum of $500.
A.C. Comings vs J.C. Bowers; motion to rule plaintiff to secure costs
State vs. Henry Dodson, felonious assault; defendant, Wm. Dodson and A.F.
Kinney recognized in sum of $500.
S. and N.R.R. Co. vs F.T. Mills; continued by defendant.
Nathaniel Batson vs. Geo. Clark et al; motion to quash return of constable of
replevin, heretofore filed by defendant, withdrawn.
C.E. Miller vs W.A. Hazelton; motion to dismiss by defendant filed.
Nathaniel Batson vs Geo. Clark et al; continued at cost of plaintiff until
June 2, 1886.
State vs Nannie Shobe, adultery; defendant recognized in sum of $200.
Joel Phillips et al. vs. Elizabeth and John Potter; continued by consent.
L.F. Parker, of Lebanon, permitted to sign the roll of attorneys.
The Frisco railroad company got judgment for debt and damages against the
following parties: John E. Williams, $658.32; Amos Ingram, $397.80; Wm. M.
Patterson, $247.59. Minor and Brown vs. Rogers coal company; trial by court and
judgment for plaintiffs for $553.41.
County Court will be in session next Monday.
The Lamar cyclone rumor yesterday had no foundation.
Mr. F.M. Wolt has moved into his new dwelling house on Jefferson street.
The annual election for officers of the fire department takes place early
Mr. Sam Moore, sr., has marketed the first home grown strawberries of the
The will of J.R. Allen was filed in the recorder's office to-day. He
bequeaths all his property to his wife.
Umpire encampment No. 42, I.O.O.F., has three new members on the string for
initiation next week.
About fifty dollars has been raised by kind-hearted people for Mrs. Anna
Smith, who is slowly improving.
R.H. Livingston, of Ash Grove, has purchased forty acres of land from Thomas
D. Glover for the sum of $1,200.
Mrs. M.V. Aumoth has built an addition and nice porch to her house, corner
St. Louis and Kimbrough streets.
Augusta Neuman and Gustave Hahndorf have sold a lot on the east side of
Webster street to McLain Jones for $1,600.
We advise editor Sawyer to attend the barbecue next Tuesday. There will be
plenty of "buttermilk" on hand, which is said to be good brain food.
Don't forget the festival to be given in Crenshaw building next Thursday
night by the Kid Band. The proceeds will be applied on their new uniforms.
A meteor was observed moving slowly toward the east about 5 o'clock this
morning. This is an unusual occurrence in this latitude especially in the day
An interesting meeting of the Oxford League was held Friday night. Woman's
suffrage will be discussed next Friday night and an excellent musical programme
is being arranged.
William Wadkins, residing four or five miles south of the city, was mustered
into the G.A.R. organization last Thursday night at a meeting of John Matthews
post. The committee on programme for decoration day have not yet completed their
Mr. F.S. Heffernan, manager of the electric light company, says the poles are
up to the fair grounds. If the wire arrives in time the twelve lamps will be up
by next Saturday. This is quick work and a decided improvement. When Mr.
Heffernan undertakes anything he means business.
B.U. Massey has returned from St. Louis.
J.F.G. Bentley is in from Ash Grove to-day.
Mr. Geo. Hopkins, of St. Louis, is registered at the Central.
We are pleased to learn that Dr. Ross is rapidly improving.
F.J. Bohanon [Bobanon?], Lebanon, is among the
visitors to see the races.
J.J. Steckel, representing a St. Louis liquor firm, is interviewing his
Dr.C.O. Craig, son of councilman H.C. Craig, has located at Gunsight, Texas.
Mrs. Rhodes, who has been teaching a school in the Third ward, is quite sick.
Mr. S.H. Garnett has returned from an extended business trip through the
state of Texas.
Postmaster Pipkin is visiting relatives in Richmond, Va., and will be absent
Hon. Erastus Wells, of St. Louis, was a passenger on the Frisco this morning
for Eureka Springs.
Theo. N. Goffe departed last night for St. Louis to witness a big game of
base ball to-morrow.
W.H. Haughawout, formerly deputy U.S. marshal of this city, is now farming in
W.A. Hall and O.H. Travers have returned from St. Louis, where they had been
on lodge business.
E.Y. Mitchell, ex-adjutant general of the state, now a resident of Rolla,
arrived last night to take in the races.
Mr. E.D. Kenna, one of the rising young statesmen of St. Louis, is visiting
his numerous friends in this section.
Rev. W.H. Shaw delivered a lecture in Walnut Grove to-day, but will return in
time to fill his pulpit to-morrow.
Mr. Z.T. Murphy, mayor, of Ash Grove, accompanied by Thos. McCall and Will
Swinney, came in this morning.
James S. Wetzel, E.R. Hughes and Seymour Hoyt, of Greenfield, are in the city
to attend the races and registered at the Central.
The Third ward immigration boom has been increased by the arrival of a
daughter at the home of Mr. Ed. Morrison, on Poplar street yesterday.
B.U. Massey, O.H. Travers, J.G. Newbill, Mrs. S.H. Boyd, Robert Boyd and Mrs.
D.C. Kennedy returned from St. Louis this morning.
Gen. E.Y. Mitchell, of Rolla, a wheel horse of democracy, is with us to-day
with spotless shirt bosom and a buoyant foot step. He is en route for the
southeast. No politics.
Mr. Edward Rosewater, publisher and proprietor of the Omaha "Bee," is in the
city and gave us a fraternal call this morning. He claims to have a libel suit
on his hands and is here to gather data, etc. He appears to be an energetic
Mr. J.G. Newbill and wife returned from Moberly this morning, where they
attended the Missouri press association. We understand he received a startling
telegram from Springfield, while absent and is making preliminary arrangements
to fight a duel at the goose pond as soon as he and Mr. Horn get through locking
horns. If he will publish another account of the lynching we will say no more.
May 17, 1886
Bell Young ordered to sell land belonging to Gabriel Young to put at
J.G. Turpin allowed $57.35 against W.C. Swinney estate.
W.H. Swinney, administrator, ordered to pay Mrs. Bettie Swinney, widow of W.C.
Swinney, $1,000 for her first year's support.
Settlement of H.M. Heckart, administrator of John Heckart estate, continued
to July term at administrator's costs.
H.S. Duncan allowed $288.55 against the Swinney estate.
Appraisement of real estate of Gabriel Young filed.
R.P. Norman files receipts in full of all heirs of Rutha Phillips and is
J.F.G. Bently, credited with $7,032.56 on account of payments made on fifth
C.W. Bedell allowed $16 against Rufus Robberson estate.
An adjourned session of the city council will be held to-night.
Robert Renshaw shipped two car loads of hogs to St. Louis last Saturday.
Only three cases of drunk and disorderly before the recorder this morning.
The small boy spends his time fishing in the Jordon near the Boonville street
W.T. Sloan has been appointed curator for Pearl and Harry Farmer. The bond
was fixed at $700.
A car load of the celebrated Springfield wagons will be shipped to Winfield,
Eddie Moorehouse had the misfortune to run a nail through his left hand a few
days ago, causing a painful wound.
A match game of base ball will be played this afternoon between the disbanded
Springfield club and a picked nine.
Mr. Jarboe last Saturday sold his farm to Mr. French of Jackson county for
$6,500. It formerly belonged to J.B. Lawson.
The Philharmonic society contemplate giving a concert about June 3d or 4th. A
splendid programme is being arranged.
The grand jury returned twelve indictments Saturday afternoon and retired for
further business. Total number returned, twenty-one.
About ten or twelve couples of young people picnicked at Nowlin's Mill last
Saturday. Those who attended were Mr. and Mrs. W H Williams, Mr. and Mrs. W A
Chalfant, Mrs. E H Williams, Misses May and Agnes Hubbell, Alice Porter, Sue
Leedy, Julia Pomeroy, Annie Waite, Mary Flanner, Lucy Owen, Stillwagen, Lina
Grabill, Messrs. Stillwagen, J P McCammon, Rafe Doling, Jay Owen, Walter
Williams and E A Barbour. Refreshments, fishing, etc., constituted the programme.
Home Sutter, about thirteen years of age, had a narrow escape about 6 o'clock
last Saturday afternoon. While riding across the square his pony fell suddenly,
throwing him to the ground. When it arose his foot caught in the stirrup and he
was dragged several feet. Mr. Allen Williams, seeing his perilous position,
stopped the animal and rescued him. Fortunately no bones were broken and the lad
rose to his feet as if nothing unusual had occurred.
Quite a number of invitations to attend the opening ball at the new Crescent
hotel at Eureka Springs, Ark., have been received by citizens of this city and
it is quite probable that a large delegation from Springfield will be present. A
special train bearing excursionists from St. Louis will pass through our city
early Thursday morning. The ball takes place Thursday evening.
The work of curbing and guttering the square is being pushed rapidly. The
contractors expect to complete their job in two weeks.
Mr. B.F. Shockley, residing three miles east of town, is building an addition
and repairing his property.
The Queen City Mill is closed to-day in order to clean out the boiler.
James Thompson, residing on the James, received information yesterday that a
man (whose name we cannot remember) while feeding his horses was shot from the
brush by an unknown assassin, twenty buckshot taking effect on the left side
from the hip to the shoulder. This is said to have occurred Sunday morning near
Diligent inquiry among the officers and physicians of this city failed to throw
any light on the matter, and we are inclined to believe the report is erroneous,
as they certainly would have received some news if it was a fact.
A.D. Sims came in from Mt. Vernon Saturday night.
Edwin Rodd and wife, Kansas City, were at the Central last night.
W.C. Winsborough left over the Gulf railroad for Slater, Mo., this morning on
a visit to his parents.
Oscar M. Headley was missed from the races Saturday. He is expected home in a
few days from his visit to Ohio.
Mr. H.C. Crow will depart for Ft. Worth, Texas, next Thursday. He expects to
locate either at that place or Decatur.
The wife of John S. Irby, seven miles east of this city, died this morning,
aged 56 years, and will be buried to-morrow.
F.K. Strother, of Ablene [Abilene] Kansas, the
father of the editor of this paper, is spending two or three days in the city.
Mr. H.C. Tompkins left for St. Louis last night to join his wife, when they
will visit Georgia for the benefit of her health.
Mr. Belknap, a prominent merchant of Humansville, and B B Jones, Isabella,
Mo., are patronizing our wholesale merchants to-day.
W.L. Burlingame, a prominent Carthage lawyer, was at the Central this morning
en route home. He had been to St. Louis.
Dr. A.G. Hollenbeck, who is now located at Willow Springs and enjoying a
large practice, is visiting his family and friends in this city.
Mrs. R.A. Clark and son, Eugene, are in St. Louis, where the latter is
undergoing medical treatment. At last accounts Eugene was improving.
James E. Keet, Roz. Waddill, Frank Massey and several others left Saturday
for Black river on a fishing expedition and will be absent several days.
McLain Jones United States commissioner, is in Kansas City, but will return
in time to attend to business Wednesday morning. The case of the men charged
with counterfeiting was commenced Saturday night and continued till Thursday.
Col. W.D. Watts, one of the oldest newspaper men in the state and now editor
of the Pioneer Democrat, published at Marionville, is taking in the city
today. He says that the democrats will carry Lawrence county this year, sure and
the Col. generally knows what he is talking about.
Mr. M.D. Cordray has returned from a visit to Kansas City. He was stopping at
the Lindell hotel, about four blocks from the Lathrop school building, when the
hurricane of last Tuesday wrecked that building. He says that it grew so dark
that he could not see his hand before him. He was an eye-witness to the terrible
and fatal storm and describes it in a vived [vivid] manner.
Mrs. James Dulin returned from Kansas City early Sunday morning, where she
had been on a visit of several weeks. She brings back vivid recollections of the
terrible hurricane which she witnessed and is thankful that her life was spared.
She fled to a cellar when the storm came up and probably saved her life, as the
porch was blown down. Her husband telegraphed immediately after the first
reports and she promptly answered 'safe' and sound. Mrs. Dulin visited the
school house which buried so many children and it was enough to melt a heart of
stone to witness the anguish and sorrow of heart-broken parents. It was a scene
she will never forget and she was glad to get home.
May 18, 1886
SHOOTING IN CHRISTIAN.
Jeff Woolf Wounded by Lee Lewis While in Ambush
Yesterday's LEADER contained an item to the effect that James Thompson,
residing on the James river, had received information of a shooting affray in
Christian county. After making diligent inquiry among the officers and
physicians of this city we failed to strike the trail and concluded it was only
a rumor. But later news confirm the report in regard to the shooting. The
particulars, as we learn, are these:
Lee Lewis had been working for Jefferson Woolf on his farm, two miles east of
Ozark, and there was no ill feeling between the two men whatever, though they
had previously engaged in a trifling dispute. Early Sunday morning Mr. Woolf was
in his barn or crib shucking corn, when he was startled by the sharp report of a
gun in the hands of some unknown party in the brush. Three squirril shot
penetrated his foot, hip and arm and he was seriously wounded.
Mr. Woolf is one of the most inoffensive citizens of Christian county and is not
known to have an enemy. He was not dreaming of any one taking advantage of and
attempting to assassinate him, hence was off his guard.
Lee Lewis is considered a desperate character and has served a sentence of two
years in the penitentiary. Sheriff Johnson arrested and brought him to this city
last night for safe keeping. We understand the prisoner denies doing the
shooting, but he will have to make a better explanation than he has before his
statement will be taken for the truth. It was a cold blooded, deliberate attempt
to murder a good citizen, and we hope he will get the extreme penalty of the law
if adjudged guilty.
Robert McAdams allowed $1,000 against W.H. McAdams estate.
Jas. R. Vaughan, curator of L.E. and Hattie Goodrich, files annual
settlement. Balance due wards, $1,177.37.
Wm. Armstrong vs. Wm. McAdams estate; continued to July term.
Settlement of S.H. Julian, former public administrator of Jos. P. Gilbert
estate, continued to July term at administrator's cost. Same entry in estates of
Elizabeth Cumming and S.H. Goodrich.
W.W. Williams, administratrix of A.G. McCracken estate, gets a continuance to
July term, as also does S.H. Julian in H.J. Lindenbower estate.
R.L. McElhany, administrator of L.A. Campbell estate, files annual
settlement. Balance due estate $7,165.33.
J.J. Hibler, curator for Fred J. Rowland, files annual settlement. Balance
due estate, $209.
Daniel and J.P. Ellis fined $50 each for failing to attend to their duties
E.T. Parton's settlement as curator for Orlena A. Choffin continued to July
Other settlements were also continued at administrators' and curators' costs.
Court will adjourn this afternoon.
The following parties, indicted last Saturday, were arraigned this morning.
State vs James Cameron, grand larceny; defendant pleads not guilty.
State vs Sam Denny, burglary and larceny; defendant pleads guilty and
sentenced to three months in county jail, being under 18 years of age when the
crime was committed.
State vs Jeff Montgomery, assault with intent to kill; defendant pleads not
Cal Stephens, same charge and same plea.
State vs Ida Magsby, grand larceny; defendant enters plea of not guilty.
Thomas Nichols, same charge and same plea.
G.P. Ives vs Wm. Macumber; motion to dismiss overruled.
Bell Johnson vs Edward M. Johnson; dismissed by plaintiff.
H.F. Fellows to Mary I. Marshall; a lot in Fairbanks' addition. - $100.
Barbia Howell to Geo. D. Morgan; lot 56 in M.M. McClure's addition, being
50x160 feet on Elm street - $350.
Perry Whittam to J. Benjamin F. Louck; 40 acres in 10,30,20 - $510.
The Hobart band will play for the school entertainment at Music hall
to-night. It is a dandy.
Quite a number of owners of good roadsters are availing themselves of the
opportunity of purchasing driving permits which entitles the holder to the
privilege of using the race course for driving on.
The summer night concerts will be inaugurated at the Fair Grounds soon after
the Carnival is over, and during the season some choice programmes will be given
by our local bands, and perhaps others from abroad.
This morning Mr. Jonathan P. Moore, on of the best farmers of Greene county,
left us a sample box of the finest strawberries we ever saw. White & Durbin, the
College street grocer, have some of the same kind on sale.
When are the finishing touches to be put on the Boulevard? The driveways on
either side of the macadam are very nice in good weather, but the coarse rock
makes driving over the macadam too much like work to be agreeable to pleasure
We were shown today a package of samples of silks and satins received by Mr.
C.H. Goffe from Dr. Goffe sent by mail from Constantinople. They are gay and
handsome goods and give an idea of the style of fabrics worn by the festive
Yesterday morning Henry R. Hall, of Ash Grove, succeeded W.G. Comegys as
postmaster. The latter gentleman had served about nine years and gave general
satisfaction. Mr. Hall is a staunch democrat of the Jacksonian school, young and
enterprising, and will reflect credit on the party. We extend congratulations.
Squire Savage had a colored wedding last night - Hilbert Leachman and Paris
Mr. and Mrs. H.H. Simmons are rejoicing over the arrival of a eleven pound
boy, who came yesterday to brighten their home THE LEADER congratulates.
During the absence of H.C. Tomkins, chief of the fire department, Mr. Jack
Smades will fill that position. He is popular with the boys and never misses a
Our genial young friend, Mr. E.A. Barbour, is unusually happy this morning
over the arrival of a crate of strawberries from his mother, who resides at
VanBuren, Ark. A pencil pusher of THE LEADER had the pleasure of sampling some
of the berries, for which he returns his thanks.
The suit of Dr. Johnson and wife against Dr. Augusta Smith for $32 was tried
by Recorder Wilson this morning, defendant having obtained a change of venue
from Justice Porter. Judgment was rendered for plaintiff for the above amount.
Mrs. Smith has taken an appeal to the circuit court.
J.V. Miller and wife, St. Louis, are at the Central.
Dr. Scott departed for Greenfield yesterday on professional business.
Russel D. Berry was in Bois D'Arc and Ash Grove yesterday interviewing his
friends and feeling the political pulse.
Mrs. Dave M. Noe has returned from Ft. Smith, where she spent a few
delightful weeks in commingling with the friends of her youth. To say that the
sun shines more brightly, the birds sing more sweetly the zephyrs fan our cheek
more refreshingly, the waters more coolingly - in fact, life is lovelier and
Dave is the happiest man out of the gates of Heaven. Good-bye, Purdie's, for a
Mr. Bland T. Holland's trip to the evergreen glades of Florida has had a
wonderful effect on his head and heart. He returns "beaming all over with
smiles." His cheeks show the tinge imparted by a southern sun and his heart is
as mellow as old claret, hock and soda water could make it. He joined the
Dolphin Club, and skooted across the Gulf from Key West to Havana, where he
basked in the light of a dark eye in the brunette head of a senoretta. After
sipping the delights of Havana he took the white wings of a schooner for New
York, where he played the "bull" for a few days. When the "bears" got after him
he fled to the highest top of the Ozarks. In plain vernacular, the object of
this personal is to say that Bland Holland returned home rejuvenated.
Big Suit Against Alleged Lynchers.
Mr. F.M. Wolf returned from Greenfield last night, where he had been to
institute suit against James Small, N D Reynolds, S H Wilson, Cam Holman, Geo.
Wilson, James Wilson, Jap McLamore, G R Garrison, Jacob Staples, W Y McLamore
and Thos. Burleson in behalf of the five minor children of Geo. Burriss,
deceased, who was killed by a mob at Everton, Dade county, on the night of May
28, 1885, Burriss was suspected of having been impli___ __ ___glaries that had been
committed in and about Everton and was lynched for that reason. The suit is
brought for the recovery of $5,000 damages, that being the maximum that can be
placed as the estimate of the value of the man's life under the statute of
Missouri. Five of the above named parties - James Small, N D Reynolds, S H
Wilson, Jacob Staples and G R Garrison - are now under indictment in Dade county
for murder in the first degree. Col. Pyle, the prosecuting attorney of said
county, is hopeful of indicting others.
Shot at a Darkey.
E.C. Blunk was arrested by Policeman Huff this morning on charge of shooting
at Jim Spencer colored, at the Chester hotel, near the Gulf depot, last night.
He appeared before recorder Wilson this morning and was required to give bond in
sum of $500 to await a preliminary examination. At last accounts Mr. Blunk was
endeavoring to get some one to go on his bond. He is proprietor of the Chester
house, and says he held the gun up and fired in the air just to frighten the
darkey, who had been trespassing.
Met pursuant to adjournment this morning, all the judges being present.
Lot assessed to H.E. Havens for taxes for years 1884 and 1885 stricken from
the books, same having been paid by J.F. Oberholzer.
Sam Appleby appointed road overseer of district 9 in place of Isaac Deaton,
R. Crow files report in matter of road petitioned for by M.W. Wood et al. Mr.
E.W. Doran refused to relinquish right of way. C.M. Holland, Thos. Smith and
John Garrison appointed a jury on same.
May 19, 1886
School money to amount of $150 was loaned to Martha A. and R.P. West, with
H.R. and W.W. Langston as securities.
Clerk ordered to enter satisfaction of a mortgage given by J.H. Kershner for
loan of $600, the same having been paid in full.
Ordered that the new school district formed in township 30, range 21, shall
be known as school district No. 6.
Marrion Davis tenders his resignation as road overseer in district 39.
Accepted and Mr. Hay appointed in his place.
Cinderella Bradley and Thos. J. Oneal borrowed $200 school money, M. Bowerman
and J.J. Bryning securities.
A.F. Ingram allowed $4.50 expenses of registering bonds.
H.S. Reed borrowed $650 school money, Geo. A.C. Wooley and W.G. Porter, jr.,
James R. Wiggs, a blind person 24 years of age, makes application to be sent
to the Missouri school for the blind. The court ordered that he be sent there as
a patient from this county.
A.F. Ingram, county treasurer, files additional settlement with bridge fund
for quarter ending December 31, 1885.
Two good compositors wanted at this office immediately.
The board of pension examiners is in session to-day. Dr. Coltrane, one of the
members, is in from Cave Spring to attend.
Frank Kentling is raising his house, corner of Market and Mount Vernon
streets, adding much to its beauty and comfort.
W.M. Rountree is preparing to build a new and elegant residence on his
handsome lot, corner of Main and Mount Vernon sts.
Greene County Hannibal & St. Joe bonds are almost par. L.A. Coquard, the
well-known St. Louis broker, recently sold $30,000 at 93 cents. This accounts
for the refusal of the bond-holders to compromise at 85.
Rev. E.D. Barclay, of Ash Grove, has married two couples lately. On the 13th
inst. he performed the ceremony for Mr. E.E. Colby and Miss Edna G. Boone. W.A.
Custer and Mattie E. Lafferty were linked for life on the 15th.
H.S. Duncan, collector, presents his annual settlement. Among the items we
find considerable revenue is derived from dramshop licenses. The amount received
from that source for the past six months from October 1, 1885, to March 1, 1886
- is $5,669.44. We are informed they will reach a higher figure for the coming
six months. The school taxes for the same period were $43,324.28.
A child of Mrs. Moran, afflicted with a tumor on its side, had an operation
performed recently and died in a few hours afterwards. The prosecuting attorney
brought Mr. Moran to the coroner to see about holding an inquest, but Mr. Van
Hoose did not deem it necessary unless the man wanted to sue the physician for
malpractice. The gentleman did not want to do this, so the matter was dropped.
All agreed, however, that the operation was the direct cause of its death.
Col. J.W. Lisenby has gone to his Webster county ranch.
W.S. Owens, of Platte county, was in the city yesterday.
M.C. Kerns, of Urbana, Ohio, is visiting the queen city.
F.S. Heffernan left this morning for Neosho to attend circuit court.
A.J. Howard and W.C. Sanders, Billings, were at the Central yesterday.
Henry R. Hall, the new postmaster at Ash Grove, is in the city receiving the
congratulations of his friends.
Mr. Chas. Sheppard left for Minneapolis, Minn., last night, as a delegate to
the general assembly of the Presbyterian church.
M.M. Mitchell, a well-known member of the "art preservative," was in the city
last night, having come in from Henderson, Mo.
J.F. Callen, the lively correspondent of the Kansas City Journal,
departed on the early morning train for Memphis, and will stop at the Duffy
hotel for a few days.
Prof. W.W. Thomas and Miss Ella McCluer, of the Henderson Academy, came up to
attend the Public School Entertainment last evening.
Prof. J.H. Magill, Principal of the Henderson Academy, was in the city last
night to witness "America" by the Public School students. He returned home this
Wilfred Dew, from California, father-in-law of W.L. Mack, is visiting that
gentleman. He formerly resided at Ozark, and has been on the Pacific slope for
the past 29 years.
B.F. Hobart and wife, Mrs. C.E. Harwood, Mrs. E.T. Robberson, Mrs. James
Dunn, Judge Walker and wife, and others, departed this morning for Eureka
Springs, Ark., to be present at the opening of the Crescent hotel to-morrow. Mr.
Chas. E. Harwood expects to follow in the morning.
Dr. James Evans has returned from a two weeks tour in Newton, Lawrence and
Barry counties, where he delivered several speeches in order to try and
harmonize capital and labor. He says the people are looking to their individual
interests more than they have heretofore.
A.G. Long, postmaster at Fair Grove, an "offensive partizan" who is so
popular and efficient in the performance of his duties that the sentiment of the
community, Democrats as well as Republicans, favors his retention. This is a
high compliment to Mr. Long as a public officer and a citizen.
Robt. G. Campbell, a prominent attorney lately from Louisiana, La., has
purchased a residence on Jefferson street near Center, which he intends to make
his future home. Mr. C. is a nephew of Richard W. Thompson, ex Secretary of the
Navy, and is of a family which numbers several prominent legal lights among its
May 20, 1886
The Fifth Regiment Preparing to Go to Sweet Springs.
In view of the state encampment at Sweet Springs on July 12th the various
military companies throughout the southwest are making active preparations to
attend. On May 17th Capt. Geo. H. Townsend, of the Springfield light infantry,
appointed the following non-commissioned officers, who must be obeyed and
respected at the encampment:
Third Sergeant - Chas. McGregor.
Fourth Sergeant - Jack Gear.
Fifth Sergeant - and Quartermaster - T.J. Rountree.
First Corporal - L.W. Preston.
Second Corporal - Harry Cooper.
Third Corporal - Chas. Loyd.
Fourth Corporal - John O. Burns.
Fifth Corporal - Ed Doran.
Sixth Corporal - Chas. Hutton.
C.C. Allen, of Carthage, colonel commanding Fifth regiment, N.G.M., has
issued special order No. 4, from which we extract the following:
The Fifth regiment, N.G.M., will go into camp at Sweet Springs, Mo., Monday
morning, July 17th, 1886. The Captains of each company will see that each man is
provided with two blankets, knives and forks, spoons and toilet articles.
Special attention of company officers is called to drills in guard mounting,
dress parade and inspecting. Those having full dress suits bring them.
Arrangements are nearly effected for a sham battle during the week. The
proceeds from the sale of tickets of admission will be divided among the militia
It is expected thirty-six companies of infantry, two batteries and one of
cavalry will be present and that the commander in chief will be in command.
Cheever P. Strong has obtained a divorce from his wife, Stella.
The infant daughter of Mr. S.L. Ferdon was buried this morning.
Messrs. Lapham & Hargis sold about fifty lots Tuesday, realizing about
After a trial by court S.H. Owen has been granted a decree of divorce from
his wife, Laura B. Owen.
Cora L. Schell has sold a lot in Kimbrough's addition to George Burge for
$5,000. This is an unusually big sale.
Geo. Fergerson has been licensed to marry Agnes Ackerman, both residents of
Kate M. Stephenson was yesterday divorced from her husband, John H. She gets
her maiden name of Gavvin also.
McLain Jones returned from Kansas City on the 3 o'clock train this morning.
He says that place is booming and is the young Chicago of the west.
"Uncle" John Dean, a well known colored man, was buried to-day. He had a
habit of using the phrase, "I bleve you," to everything said to him.
Dr. S.A. Wright intends to have Lady Burr in fine trim by the time of the
fall races, and each morning finds him at the fair grounds admiring her beauty
Mr. L.W. Hubbell is arranging an Old Folks' concert as one of the many
features in the carnival and in his hands our grand father's days will be well
Frank Scott was committed to the calaboose this morning by the recorder on
charge of drunkenness. The prisoner is also charged with robbing a crippled
H.F. Bartlett has received notice that a patent has been granted on his
gasoline oven, which has been used extensively in the city and proclaimed to be
the best in the market. We congratulate the gentleman on his good luck.
Pike Thompson, colored, who was recently stabbed in three places by Sam
Hester in the Black Crook saloon, is slowly improving and will recover. In the
meantime Sam is still making himself scarce, but may turn up in a few days.
O.H. Travers is defending Jim Hicks in a murder trial at Houston, Texas
county. The prisoner, it will be remembered, has been confined in our county
jail some time for safe keeping. Mr. Travers will probably return home next
A large number of grocerymen will meet in Justice Porter's room to-night to
organize a retail grocers' exchange. Twenty-two leading firms have signed the
call and others are invited to join. This organization can act in unison with
the board of trade and ____ ___ ___ good for Springfield.
It has been suggested by Mr. W.J. Haydon, the vice-resident of Ex-Confederate
Association for this district, that the friends of the Confederate dead assemble
at the cemetery, southeast of the city at 10 o'clock, Tuesday June 1st, and
decorate the graves. We trust that all who feel an interest will be promptly on
hand with plenty of flowers.
Andrew King and Caroline McKinney were recently married in this city.
We regret to learn of the serious illness of Mr. John B. Gordon, who is
afflicted with consumption. He is some better to-day however.
Mr. Sam Young's mother has purchased the two houses belonging to Frank
Kentling on Mt. Vernon street, and is making extensive repairs on corner
building. The price paid for both was $2,500.
The Board of Trade committee had a short conference with Mr. Scudder, of St.
Louis, yesterday, in regard to establishing a pork-packing house in this city.
No definite conclusion was arrived at, but it is understood the gentleman will
return next week and consider the matter.
Col. H.F. Fellows is suffering a great deal of pain to-day on account of
injuries sustained by falling out of a two-wheeled cart yesterday afternoon. His
back, side and head are seriously injured. The accident was caused by the horse
falling down. His wife was in the vehicle, but escaped harm.
A.W. Ollis has returned from North Missouri.
J.J. Gideon, state senator of this district, is in the city.
Almus Harrington came in last night from Ozark.
Mrs. Gaither came in last night from Eureka Springs.
Dr. J. Lemmon, or Morrisville, was in town last night.
Mr. Julius Shanks is spending several days in Wichita, Kas.
Wm. Lutz's little daughter is afflicted with typhoid fever.
Rev. W.H. Winton will arrive from Morrisville this evening.
Miss Maggie Consadine is visiting her sister, Mrs. Sullivan, at Cabool.
Bob Fullerton, of Pleasant Hope, formerly a merchant of Polk county, was in
Mesdames W.A. and J.W. Hall leave for Kansas City to-night on a two weeks'
visit among relatives.
Mrs. Frank Cummings and Miss Ida Kendall, of Cabool, breakfasted at the
Central this morning.
Mrs. Martha Bray is in Sedalia attending the general assembly of the
Cumberland Presbyterian church.
R.L. Innes has gone to Antonia[o], Texas, to visit his sons, who are located
in that city, and will remain away several months.
T.C. Love, deputy revenue collector, returned from Kansas City this morning.
He inspected some of the ruins of the late tornado.
Mr. Watson, prosecuting attorney; John C. Rogers, circuit clerk, and Dave
Payne, an attorney, all of Christian county, are on the streets to-day.
Detective J.G. White returned from Memphis this morning, where he had been on
private business. He saw B.O. Bearden, late constable of Campbell township, this
county, yesterday. Bentley is driving a street car and appears to be doing well.
Ex-Governor John S. Phelps is expected home in a few days, when, we
understand, he will make arrangements for the development of his James river
lead mines. We hope he will lease them to some good practical miner, because we
believe "there's millions" there.
Mrs. J.F. Dann and Mrs. D. Sheppard will not let Africa fall into the back
ground. They are arranging displays and a programme which will embrace the
ancient and modern phases of character, which include a scene from Cleopatra's
life and that of the modern Jubilee singer and minstrels. O.O. McClure is
painting an elegant Egyptian scene with the pyramids in the distance for the
department. Mr. A. Pond will look after the minstrel programme.
Wash Middleton, who recently murdered one Snapp near Kirbyville, Taney
county, has been captured by a man named Hunt and his preliminary examination
commenced at Kirbyville last Monday. The prisoner has been confined in the
Forsyth jail, but it was feared the friends of the murdered man would lynch him
and the officers quietly shipped him away to Kirbyville. At last accounts
everything was quiet in the Kingdom of the Bald Knobbers.
Will of W.E. Lee.
The will of W.E. Lee, made May 11, 1886, F.S. Hefferman [Heffernan] and J.H.
Houston witnesses, was probated Monday. It reads:
"I, W.E. Lee, of Springfield, in the county of Greene, state of Missouri,
aged ----- years, being of sound mind, do make and publish this my last will and
testament as follows:
"After all my just debts and funeral expenses have been paid it is my will
and desire that the residue of my property, real and personal, be divided among
my beloved wife and children as follows:
"I give and bequeath to my beloved daughter, Agnes Amelia Wright, one hundred
dollars; to my beloved daughter, P.J. Raymond, one hundred dollars.
"After the foregoing legacies have been paid I bequeath and devise to my
beloved son, Arthur Richard Lee, the residue of all my real and personal estate,
with this condition: that out of the proceeds of said bequest and devise he
shall provide a home and proper care and maintenance for my beloved wife, Martha
Ann Lee, during the remainder of her natural life.
"I constitute and appoint my son, Arthur Richard Lee, executor of this my
last will and testament, and it is my will and desire that he be permitted to
act as such without being required to give bond."
A. Deshazer and Daniel Vancancellos have had an examination before United
States Commissioner McLain Jones, and on charge of making and passing
counterfeit silver dollars, date of 1884, which are the best imitation ever seen
in this country. Both were held in sum of $1,000 each for their appearance
before the U.S. district court at Jefferson City, September 6th. Deputy Marshal
Means will probably leave with them to-night for the Cole county jail, where
they will be incarcerated until June 18th, when they can go before the court and
plead guilty if they want to. A large number of witnesses testified in the case.
Judge Murray, of the probate court, has been laughing all day and appears to
be unusually happy. A reporter of THE LEADER was curious to know the cause of
his hilarity and after vigorously applying the reportorial pump obtained a
confession from him. He acknowledged that he would lead to the hymeneal altar
one of Springfield's fair daughters to-night, Miss Melissa Graves, residing on
South Grant street. Rev. J.M. Bent, of the First Baptist Church, will perform
the ceremony. We wish Mr. Murray and bride all the joys of wedded bliss.
S.W. McLaughlin vs. H.N. Schurman et al; dismissed as to defendant Tolfree.
Geo. Lawrence vs. David L. Fulbright et al.; decree of partition and J.M.
Jarrett, J.W. Peacher and J.M. Gear appointed commissioners to make partition
and report at the present term of court.
Benj. U. Massey vs. Eliza Austin et al.; motion by plaintiff to appoint
commissioners sustained, and Lambeth Whitlock, I.W. Jenkins and Henry Cutberth
appointed to set out Eliza Austin's homestead.
Francis Lee vs. Rachel A. Lee, decree of divorce for plaintiff by default.
W.H. Holland has sold Wm. W. Hunt forty acres near this city for $350.
H.H. Stapp has disposed of twenty acres to W.W. Hunt for $75.
Mrs. Harriet H. Young has purchased two houses and lots on Mt. Vernon street,
of Frank Kentling, paying $2,475 therefor.
Annie C. Petry has bought lot 62, in Inwood park addition, from John G.
Schermerhorn, for $25.
May 21, 1886
G. Weymann arrived last night from Joplin.
Capt. Davis, of Greenfield was in town last night.
Dr. Z. Van Hoose left this morning on a visit to Fayetteville, Ark.
Mrs. James R. Milner, who has been traveling in Europe, is expected home
Mr. G.W. Williams, a sterling democrat six miles southwest of the city was in
Mrs. Clara Love, of Osceola, arrived last night to visit her sister, Miss
Maggie Stewart, who is very ill.
Mrs. I.A. Frantham and daughter, Fay, came in yesterday from Gainesville, on
a visit to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R.C. Doran.
James A. Stoughton and family are back from Hot Springs, Ark., where they
have been spending a few weeks.
Mr. J.L. Brockman and son, of Dade county, who have been up attending court,
left for home this morning.
O.H. Barker, of Lockwood, Dade county, formerly of this city, is circulating
among his many friends, who are glad to greet him.
E.T. Kennedy, the accommodating and efficient democratic circuit clerk of
republican Dade county, who has been in the city, departed for Greenfield this
morning. In conversation with him he stated that a close and exciting contest
was looked for in the congressional race in his district, as Charley Morgan,
congressman W.J. Stone and Judge Parkinson are understood to be candidates. He
says a railroad survey is being made from South Greenfield to Stockton, Cedar
How They Acquitted Themselves at Music Hall Last Night.
The class of 1886 graduated and received diplomas last evening. The audience
was large, quiet and appreciative. The original essays and orations were spoken
in clear, emphatic tones and were creditable in composition and delivery. The
music was well rendered. Mrs. J.F. Dann deserves special mention for her
faithful assistance in these entertainments. She was the pianist on Tuesday
evening, playing all the accompaniments. Last evening Miss Etta Peek on the
violin and she on the piano gave us the delicate, dreamy Fantasie "Guillaume
Tell." Misses Dell Headley, Mary Townsend, Jessie Pomeroy, Stella Mitchell and
Prof. Pond are to be complimented on the beauty and admirable execution of their
musical selections. All the world loves sweet girl graduates. How much more do
we Americans, who have reputations for placing women higher than any other
people have done. We would like to describe all the beautiful white robes in
soft mull, sheer muslin, shimmering silk, and alas, of some black ones too, but
we have not space. Sufficient that they were lovely as were their wearers, not a
homely face to be seen in the whole class. How appropriate the many bouquets and
baskets of flowers! We hope the lives of the young ladies will retain the
sweetness and beauty so evident in the crowning scene of their girlhood days.
The boys acquitted themselves with grace, manliness and fine taste. The
following is a synopsis of the essays.
[Note: I have left out the essays, but listed the
Miss Ethel Benedict
Mr. Will Wood.
Miss Nellie Johnson
Miss Sadie Calvin
Miss Cora L. Merril
Miss Jessie Fletcher
Miss ___ ___ar
Mr. Vernon Keller
Miss Nettie Dyer
Mr. Guy Mitchell
Mr. Hosea Walker
Miss Golden Fagg
Mr. J.T. Stover wants a good German girl to do housework. Apply to this
Sarah Gott was this morning granted a decree of divorce from her husband,
J.F. Webster has a curiosity in the shape of a gold watch 200 years old. It
strikes like a clock.
A seven-year-old daughter of Mr. John Winn died in Republic yesterday
afternoon of consupmption and was buried to-day at Lindsey chapel.
THE LEADER returns its thanks to graceful little Mollie Carroll for a
beautiful and fragrant boquet of flowers, which has perfumed the editor's
sanctum all day.
Mrs. Anna Smith is said to be improving, but is not able to sit up. The case
of Mont Smith, her alleged husband, is set for trial tomorrow before Justice
Porter. A large crowd will undoubtedly be present and front seats be in demand.
Judge Murray married Miss "Sarah M." instead of "Melissa" Graves last night.
Only the immediate friends of the contracting parties were present. After the
happy event an elegant supper was served and enjoyed by all. Mr. Murray and
bride left for Ash Grove this morning to spend several days among relations and
The case of Monroe Snodgrass, charged with murder in the first degree, has
been continued till the November term of court. He was indicted for being
accessory before the fact to the murder of Amos Ring in Taney county, on or
about October 7, 1884, shooting his victim with a pistol. The prisoner obtained
a change of venue from Taney to Green county.
Walter McPherson, a bar-tender in Jim Kirby's saloon, struck a man named
Pennington with a bottle yesterday, cutting a slice out of his ear. It appears
the stranger threatened to shoot McPherson and he acted in self defense. Officer
Dodson attempted to arrest Pennington and he also made a motion pretending to
shoot him. A search failed to reveal any fire arms, the man was drunk and no
arrests were made. A physician dressed the man's injuries and he was walking
around at last accounts.
Quite a number of retail grocerymen assembled in Justice Porter's office last
night to organize an association for mutual protection. Dr. J. McAdoo was
elected chairman and Will A. Banks secretary. A committee was appointed on
by-laws and constitution, to report next Thursday night. All the retail grocers
of North Springfield were invited to join. The meeting then adjourned and it is
thought a permanent organization will be effected shortly. The next meeting will
probably be held in the council chamber.
JULIA PATTERSON DIES
From the Effects of Her Wounds - No Inquest - An Unlucky Family.
Miss Julia Patterson, who was shot by Theodore, the sixteen-year-old son of
Rev. N.J. Morrison, president of Drury College, on the 11th inst., died this
morning about 3 o'clock from the effects of her wound, after suffering great
agony for ten days. Deceased was about seventeen years of age, born of poor but
respectable parents, and had recently joined the Christian Church in this city.
We are informed she and her sister have been saving their hard earnings for
years in order to assist their parents in purchasing a home, and it almost
prostrated them to see her cut down in the bloom of womanhood.
The coroner is absent, having gone to Fayettville, Ark., this morning on a
visit to relatives, but the girl's father objected to holding an inquest,
consequently the funeral will take place this afternoon at the home of her
relatives, sixteen miles southeast of this city. We understand the mother of the
boy yesterday visited the sick girl for the purpose of getting a statement from
her concerning the shooting, claiming she had an officer with her to take it
down. Parties present objected to the statement being made. Mrs. Morrison read a
few lines from the Kansas City Journal to the girl, asking her if she had
made the statement. The girl replied "Yes." Mrs. Morrison said "You know that
isn't so." She was asked not to talk to Julia any more, as she was delirious.
Mrs. M. then got in a buggy and drove away. The lines read to the girl probably
referred to whether the shooting was accidental or intentional.
The proper officers will take steps to investigate the matter. The
prosecuting attorney has visited the unfortunate girl several times recently
with a view to getting an ante-mortem statement, but she was not prepared to
make one, thinking she was going to recover.
Dr. Morrison met with bad luck during the past year. It will be remembered
that on December 2, 1885, he swore out a complaint against Robert Hilton and
Sadie Austin, charging them with setting fire to his dwelling house. They had a
preliminary examination before Recorder Wilson and, in default of $1,000 bond
each, they were committed to the Greene county jail to await action of the grand
Sheriff Donnell informs us that while Sadie Austin was in prison she remarked
that she was satisfied Mr. Morrison's own son was the party who set fire to the
building; that he had attempted it once before.
The grand jury on December 8, 1885, failed to indict Sadie Austin and Robert
Hilton and of course they were discharged. Robert's father, who resides in St.
Louis, shortly afterwards brought suit against N.J. Morrison for $10,000 damages
on account of the false imprisonment of his son, and the same is now pending in
circuit court and will be tried at the November term.
Daniel Henson [Hanson], who has been serving a jail sentence on charge of
gambling, was discharged under the insolvent act to-day.
Milk suddenly declined this morning on West Walnut street on account of an
axle breaking, letting L.D. Peers' cart to the ground in about five seconds. The
driver escaped injury.
THE CRESCENT HOTEL.
A Brilliant Opening and an Enjoyable Programme.
Special to THE LEADER.
EUREKA SPRINGS, ARK., MAY 21. The opening of the Crescent hotel at Eureka
Springs yesterday was attended by a brilliant assemblage from Springfield, St.
Louis and neighboring towns, and everything passed off smoothly and with great
eclat. The excursion train was met by bands of music, uniformed orders
and carriages, and the guests escorted to the new hotel, which is situated on
the top of a mountain 2,000 feet above the sea level. The hotel was in excellent
condition for the reception of the excursionists, and manager Kittelle was fully
equal to the immense pressure which was brought upon him. So well did he acquit
himself that the guests are unanimous in the wish that a similar pressure may
afflict him all summer. An excellent breakfast awaited the visitors, and a
Delmonico dinner was partaken of by at least 600 gratified epicureans. At night
the large and richly furnished hotel was illuminated from basement to garret,
and the dining room was crowded by an elegantly dressed company of ladies and
gentlemen who danced the hours away to excellent music. The sham battle was
witnessed by a large number, and at a late hour the tired guests sought the
comfort of airy rooms and downy beds. Most of those who are here from
Springfield will return this evening delighted with their trip and especially
with the Crescent hotel and its management. Names of those from Springfield:
Mr. and Mrs. James Dunn, Mrs. Dr. Robberson, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. E. Harwood, B.F.
Hobart, wife and daughters, J.W. Weir and daughter, Ralph Walker and wife, Mrs.
Judge Geiger, Mrs. John O'Day, Ed. C. O'Day, Judge and Mrs. Baker, John H.
Onsott and wife, Jno. P. Tracey and daughter, Miss Nannie, F.A. Heacker and
wife, Ed. Parce and wife, G.M. Sawyer and wife, John McGregor and wife, Lee
Holland and wife, F.A. Wishart, N.C. Grubbs, O.L. Milligan, L.B. McClanathan,
A.Z. Chambers and wife, Horace Dumars and wife, A.H. Rogers and wife, Misses Bee
and Madalie Caruthers, D.C. Kennedy, Charles H. McCann, Jos. Hall and wife,
George W. Sittler, L.H. Dickson, Wm. Naegler, Miss Alice Lilley and G.W.
G.W. Hackney and Lewis D. Johnson left yesterday morning for Eureka Springs,
to attend the ball. Mr. Johnson is a native of Arkansas and is said to be a
graceful dancer. He will no doubt have a good time dancing with his old-time
May 22, 1886
AT THE CRESCENT.
Springfield Delegates Get a Full Share of the Fun.
Miss Alice Lilly returned last night.
Mr. and Mrs. John McGregor returned home last night.
Miss Laura Lee and Miss Julia Colby returned last night.
Bob Massey's familiar face was seen at the Springs yesterday.
Judge Walker and lady were among the guests at the Crescent.
B.F. Hobart and lady were among the conspicuous guests at the Crescent.
John O'Day, Judge Geiger and C.B. Ish were spectators at the ball and
Miss Adah Fellows was a favorite at the grand ball in the Crescent Thursday
Ed O'Day's smiling countenance was to be seen where beauty reigned the
Mr. and Mrs. Blonde Holland and lady scoured the hills on horseback
The Hobart band was much admired by all present and was very generous with
Ex-Gov Powell Clayton and manager Kittelle made many friends for themselves
and their house.
Col. D.C. Kennedy was among the fortunate ones in getting a horse and spent
yesterday morning in the saddle.
Otis L. Milligan viewed the landscape air and seemed to enjoy the scenery of
the dining room of the Crescent greatly.
General Passenger Agent Wishart, of the Frisco, understands how to arrange
the details of a ball or excursion.
John H. Onstott, who is nothing if not enthusiastic, was putting in some good
work for Springfield. He knows how to talk and don't you forget it.
Little Edith Jones came near meeting with a serious accident by falling down
a stone stairway, but fortunately received only a small cut on the forehead.
All who were so fortunate as to be at the Crescent can ever think of Eureka
Springs with the rest of their visit to the elegant Crescent hotel.
Three car loads of excursionists returned from Eureka Springs on the regular
passenger train last night and many more came in on the special a few hours
The Misses Caruthers, after enjoying a two days stay at Eureka, returned home
last night. Their programmes were eagerly sought after at the grand ball by the
many beaux in attendance.
Drink leads a man down, and such was the case at the Crescent, as no liquor
could be found at that high altitude. It is a temperance house and the saloons
are all down many hundred feet below it.
Everybody agrees with the committee which drafted the flattering resolution
of thanks to the manager of the Crescent hotel and Frisco and Eureka Spring
railways for the many courtesies extended to guests.
McClanathan stayed only long enough to see the samples of St. Louis dudes in
attendance, and returned on Thursday evening's train, remarking as he left that
there was no show for him.
Dr. R.H. Hovey and wife came home last night. The doctor made up a party of
ten people for a horseback ride, and then got left on horses. While he was
arranging his detail others were arranging for horses and they got them.
Fred Wishart and L.H. Dickson took their leave of the Crescent with
melancholy smiles, but bravely nerved themselves up for the long return journey.
At nine o'clock this morning both were regaining their usual cheerfulness.
Sittler tried the dry plate instantaneous process at the Crescent dinner
yesterday, but concluded that the work could not be done in that way and devoted
about an hour to each sitting. He struck the proper focus on the first course
and found that each succeeding dish developed charmingly, and that the work of
retouching was most enjoyable under the circumstances.
Everybody took water while in Eureka.
Go to Gillespie & Murphy's for your groceries, corner of South and Walnut
A.W. Harmon was granted a decree of divorce yesterday from his wife, Mollie
J. We hope there will be harmon-y hereafter.
Messrs. L.W. Hubbell, John Foley and others, who are fishing at Nowlin's
mill, sent a grapevine telegram last night saying that they had caught five
The Kentucky reunion at Doling's park, June 1, has been postponed to some
future date, so as not to conflict with the confederate decoration exercises.
R.G. Parker will resume his course of lectures on phrenology next week before
the high school alumni, and will continue during the summer.
W.J. Gilton, an engineer in the electric light factory, who married Miss
Mabel Matlock, is unusually happy over the arrival of a beautiful daughter
Walter Ernest, a native of England, yesterday filed declaration of intention
in the circuit court to become a citizen of the United States. The American
eagle extends its claw to the British lion's paw in congratulations.
Robert Jennings, who claims to be from Peirce City; a well dressed man, was
intoxicated on the street last night and felt so happy that he fired a revolver.
The "cops" kindly took him before recorder Wilson, who, after an examination,
fined him $50 and cost for carrying concealed weapons. In default of payment he
was committed to jail.
The Oxford league held their regular weekly meeting last night in St. Paul
M.E. church. The principal feature was a discussion of woman's suffrage, led by
Dr. L.T. Watson and Mr. Smith, who handled the subject in an able manner. In the
irregular discussion a number of speeches were made.
South Campbell street has secured another brick building and work commenced
yesterday. Mr. Daniel Curtis is building on the northeast corner of his lot.
When completed it will be used as a blacksmith shop. Mr. Aldridge, of
Marshfield, has about completed excavating for his new brick house on the same
street. The board of trade will also shortly erect a commodious structure in
this vicinity. Springfield has commenced to boom again.
J.T. Penn, of Harrison, Ark, came in last night.
J.H. Fulbright, of Ozark, was in the city last night.
A.B. Randall, of Carthage, is registered at the Kelley House.
H. Attaway, a well known hotel man arrived last night from Lebanon.
A.S. Grove and wife, prominent people from Republic, were at the Central
Col. Fellows passed a restless night. We hope to hear of his recovery
Miss Cora Merrill, who graduated Friday night, departed this morning for her
home near Forsyth.
Drs. Mitchell and Clyde, of Covington, Kentucky, are in the city and have
stamped their names on the Kelley House register.
Bud Williams, five miles northeast of this city, was arrested to-day by
constable Perrin, charged with disturbing the peace of Mrs. Eliza King. The case
is now in progress before Justice Porter.
Services will be held at the Christian church, corner of College and Campbell
streets, at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. Preaching by the pastor E.G. Laughlin. Sunday
school at 9:30. All are cordially invited.
Mr. Pendergraft, a member of the late graduating class, has accepted a
position in the public school at Buffalo, Mo., his home, and departs for that
place tomorrow. He is a bright young man.
The case of Mont T. Smith, charged with producing an abortion on Anna Smith,
or Leach, came up before Justice Porter this morning, but was continued by
consent of all parties until June 1. Mrs. Augusta Smith and S.H. Boyd are his
Jim Collins, janitor at the truck house, met with a slight accident Wednesday
afternoon. In attempting to mount the sprinkler wagon his foot slipped and he
fell heavily, almost breaking his ribs. He is hardly able to walk in
There will be a game of cricket on the circus grounds next Monday afternoon,
after which the boys will retire to the home of Mr. Thos. Hargreaves and
celebrate the queen's birthday in a becoming manner, such as singing, dancing, a
good supper, etc.
The ladies of Christ church will give an entertainment at the home of Mr. W.C.
Booth, on Jefferson street, next Monday night. A good musical programme has been
arranged and refreshments will be served. Proceeds go towards refurnishing the
The steamboat at Doling's park has been remodeled, is in magnificient shape
and is running every day. A nice ice cream parlor is being erected and will be
in operation in the course of a week. The park is now in splendid condition for
parties who wish to spend a pleasant day. A big picnic is being held there
to-day by the school children in Misses Bell Kintrea and Rosa Mans' rooms.
The friends of the Confederate dead will meet at Boyd's drug store, on
College street, Monday evening, May 24th, at 8 o'clock, for the purpose of
making arrangements to decorate the graves in the cemetery on Tuesday, June 1st.
We trust that the friends, both ladies and gentlemen, will be on hand, as there
is business of importance to transact.
W.J. Haydon, Vice Pres. 13th, Dist. ex. Con.
Annie Hill, Annie Laramore, William Collins and Joe Proctor, who have been
confined in jail several months on the charge of grand larceny, were discharged
yesterday, the grand jury failing to indict, but certifying probable cause. They
are the parties arrested in the woods of St. Clair county at the hour of
midnight by deputy sheriff Cox and Arthur Fisk. Frank Cauthon, it will be
remembered, was arrested at the same time on charge of stealing a buggy and team
belonging to Col. F.S. Jones, of this city.
Julia A.H. Colby will begin a six weeks' term of school at her residence on
South Grant street, near 4th ward school building, on Monday, May 24th. Terms 50
cents a week.
May 24, 1886
Several parties have been arrested because they failed to pay their dog
taxes. More will follow.
Harry Loyd, charged with defrauding landlord, was discharged from jail to-day
as an insolvent.
Henry Giles, colored, was arrested Saturday night by constable Perrin on
charge of felonious assault and jailed.
John Wilson, who has been serving a jail sentence for larceny, was discharged
as an insolvent Saturday.
George Knelle, a native of Germany, was granted a certificate of citizenship
in the circuit court this morning.
F.A. Preston, the blacksmith, is suffering from a complication of diseases
and has been confined to his bed a long time.
The members of the Ladies Saturday club are under obligations to Lieutenant
John Newton and wife, of Fort McIntosh, Texas, for Mexican costumes and pottery
from old Mexico for use in the carnival.
A drunken man named Philip Sheltz, while returning to his home in the country
late Saturday evening, fell from his horse on the corner of Market and Mt.
Vernon streets, and sustained serious injuries. He was picked up in an
W.E. Foley, the architect, left for Mount Vernon this morning to look after a
$6,000 school building shortly to be erected there. He is working on plans for a
city hall, 25x75 feet, which Peirce City contemplates erecting. There will be
four rooms besides an engine room and boiler. The Decatur house there will be
Miss Maggie Stewart died this morning at 6 o'clock at the residence of her
brother, W.P. Stewart, on Benton avenue, of consumption. Deceased was a graduate
of the class of 1880, taught school in the Third ward and leaves a host of
friends to mourn her loss. The funeral will take place from her late home
tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock, after which the remains will be interred in
Lee Barnes was hanged at Dover, Ark., last Friday, for the murder of Charles
Hollman, brother of George Hollman, of this city. The murder was committed
November 20, 1885. On that date Barnes secured the co-operation of John Cullom
and Russell Watson in a plot to kill Holman and take charge of his property and
about $600 in cash, which plan they carried out to perfection. After conviction
and sentence arnes made a full confession of his crimes. Cullom was sent up for
twenty one years. Watson will have a hearing at the fall term of court.
Last evening, just as The Times had gone to press, its editor was the
pleased and surprised recipient of a handsome serenade by the Springfield
Military Band, under the leadership of that prince of good fellows, Conductor
Paul of the ever popular Frisco line. The music was very choice, both in its
selection and in its rendering, and stamped the band, as had their other very
fine music during their stay with us, as one of the very best in the Southwest.
May their flag ever wave. Eureka Times.
J.N. Reid, of Ft. Smith, Ark., arrived Saturday on a flying visit.
R.L. McElhany, cashier of the First National bank, is in St. Louis.
Hon. W.G. Downing, one of the railroad commissioners of the state, is in the
J.F. Harrison, Carthage, and J.R. Lee, Thayer, registered at the Central last
M.E. Benton, United States district attorney, came in from Neosho Saturday
night on official business.
R.A. Campbell and Thos. F. Conlon came in from Sterling, Mo., last night and
are buying goods. Tom is clerking for him.
Hon. Norman Gibbs, a prominent republican politician of Lawrence county, who
is in the city, returns to his home in Mt. Vernon to-night.
James Hodnett has returned from a visit to Dubuque, Iowa, where he mingled
business with pleasure. The city is growing rapidly, and he was delighted to
find familiar Democratic faces in the places so long occupied by "official
partisans." Jim is now home for the season and intends to make the wagon trade
Emma B. Presnell has been granted a divorce from her husband, John A., and
been awarded care and custody of children.
Lost - A light brown pocketbook containing $25. A reward of $5 will be paid
for return to office of J.R. Milner.
May 25, 1886
Several parties have been arrested because they failed to pay their dog
taxes. More will follow.
Harry Loyd, charged with defrauding landlord, was discharged from jail to-day
as an insolvent.
Henry Giles, colored, was arrested Saturday night by constable Perrin on
charge of felonious assault and jailed.
John Wilson, who has been serving a jail sentence for larceny, was discharged
as an insolvent Saturday.
George Knelle, a native of Germany, was granted a certificate of citizenship
in the circuit court this morning.
F.A. Preston, the blacksmith, is suffering from a complication of diseases
and has been confined to his bed a long time.
The members of the Ladies Saturday club are under obligations to Lieutenant
John Newton and wife, of Fort McIntosh, Texas, for Mexican costumes and pottery
from old Mexico for use in the carnival.
A drunken man named Philip Sheltz, while returning to his home in the country
late Saturday evening, fell from his horse on the corner of Market and Mt.
Vernon streets, and sustained serious injuries. He was picked up in the
A new brick sidewalk is being laid in front of Herman's store and makes a
Mary E. Johns yesterday obtained a decree of divorce from her husband, T.R.,
after a trial by court.
Ed Ward, J.C. Blackburn, J.E. Wooldridge, Vinton Bray and Wm. Cobb have been
admitted into the Springfield light infantry.
Thos. Hargreaves entertained the queen city cricket club in a royal manner
yesterday in honor of Queen Victoria's birthday.
Mrs. Noland's melodrama, "Marguerite," was played in Music hall by the Junior
social club last night to a fair and appreciative audience. The cast of
characters was composed of some of our best young ladies and gentlemen. On the
whole the play was a great success.
The ladies of Christ church guild were hospitably entertained at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Booth, on Jefferson street, last night. The grounds and house
were brilliantly lighted, the music excellent and the ice cream, strawberries
and cake heartily relished. It was an occasion long to be remembered.
Capt. W.A. Dale, a prominent democrat of Cain Hill, and Capt. Shouse, a
resident of Dade county, gave THE LEADER a friendly call this morning. Mr. Dale
thinks Cedar county is good for nearly five hundred majority this fall, and is
inclined to believe congressman W.J. Stone will be renominated and elected by a
good majority in the Twelfth district. The wheat crop in Cedar is the best they
James Salley is here from Rolla.
Tom Townsend is rusticating in Kansas City.
J.H. Coady and F.W. Clark, of Lebanon, came in this morning.
Geo. Wm. Ferguson is a late arrival from the live city of Sedalia.
Judge O.H. Barker returned to his home in Lockwood this morning.
Henry Elwood, of Decatur, Ill., is visiting his parents in North Springfield.
Dr. Ross is improving rapidly with every prospect of a speedy recovery.
Frank Kentling, the leading merchant of Highlandville, Christian county, is
in the city.
Mr. John R. Ferguson, circuit clerk, is indisposed and was unable to attend
to business this afternoon.
Lucy, wife of Claiborn Ferguson, died Sunday, aged 30 years, and was buried
at Mt. Comfort yesterday.
Mr. Kimball, general agent of the Washington life insurance company, New
York, is visiting Hubbard & Dixon.
Mrs. John Onstott returned from St. Louis this morning. She was also at
Eureka Springs and attended the Crescent hotel opening.
Mr. Orion Coover, Golden City, and W.W. Coover, Republic, were in the city
today to attend the funeral of their sister in-law, Miss Maggie Stewart.
Martin Collins, a wealthy insurance man from St. Louis, is recreating in this
city a few days. He owns thirteen lots in the southwestern portion of
Ex-Gov. John S. Phelps, the old war horse of Southwest Missouri, is in the
city. He has recovered from his recent illness and is here to enjoy the
invigorating breezes of his old home. The venerable statesman looks much better
than we expected to find him. He will remain in Springfield some time and is
kept busy shaking hands with his many warm friends.
The funeral services over the remains of Miss Maggie Stewart were conducted
this morning by Revs. Putnam and Armstrong. The pall-bearers were Ben Murray,
Will Matlock, James W. Crank, James Banks, O.N. Carson and John Ashworth.
Several beautiful floral wreaths were contributed by loving friends. The corpse
was laid to rest in Hazelwood cemetery.
Mr. J.E. Calvin, the sphinx of the Metropolitan saloon, talks very little
when mixing his unequalled summer drinks for thirsty customers. He is more
careful than a drug clerk in preparing a prescription, and his medicine has the
winning quality of popularity.
May 26, 1886
H.A. Renshaw has filed a petition against Martha J. Renshaw for divorce.
The grocers' association will meet to-morrow night in the council chamber.
John Foley has obtained judgment in the circuit court against W.W. Donham for
Sallie J. Rand this afternoon obtained an interlocutory decree of divorce
from Thos. J. Rand.
Miss Mollie Ingram, one of the teachers in the Fourth Ward school, was not an
applicant this year.
Dr. G. Barnes of Brighton, Polk county, has been licensed to marry Annie
Fender, of North Springfield.
John M. King has sold lots 17 and 18, in Ralph Walker's railroad addition, to
Ash Grove, to James K. Rickersin for $3,500.
E.W. Harding and Adam Bluemm, charged with grand larceny, were arraigned
yesterday afternoon before Judge Geiger and pleaded not guilty.
W.T. Smith, a subject of Queen Victoria, this morning, in the circuit court,
made declaration of intention to become a citizen of the United States.
The senior class of the Springfield high school picnicked at the head of
Clear creek yesterday and had a splendid time under the leadership of Prof.
R.T. Aldridge and Pernal Howards, peace disturbers, and Doc. Maynard,
exhibiting weapons, were discharged from the county jail this afternoon, having
served their sentences.
Mr. D.L. Lindsey, residing near the National cemetery, had a cancerous tumor
removed from his face this morning. Chloroform was administered and the
operation successfully performed.
Henry Giles, colored, charged with assaulting a white man named A.J. Morrow,
who is engaged in shipping gravel at Turner's station, was tried by Justice
Porter yesterday afternoon. The prisoner plead guilty and was fined $5 and
Willie, the nine year old son of James Walker, yesterday broke his left arm
between the elbow and shoulder. The accident was singular, caused by a cow
kicking a door which shut on his arm. The physician who dressed his wound
reports him suffering considerably.
Deputy United States marshal J.W. Johnson came in this morning, having in
custody J.K. Collins, whom he had arrested on Fox creek, Douglass county,
charged with cutting and removing timber from government land. U.S. commissioner
Jones will examine the defendant this afternoon.
Parties who attended the carnival at the fair grounds were greatly amused
when Mr. J.F. Dann, stage manager, stepped to the front several times and, in
stentorain tones, asked if there was any one in the audience who understood
turning on the electric light. No response. Perhaps it would be well for the
gentleman to interview the engineer at the factory on Boonville street.
Dr. L.T. Watson has purchased 21½ feet front on Boonville street and the
building occupied by Redmond Bros. as a grocery store. The price paid was
$4,000. Redmond Bros. will continue the grocery business at the old stand. The
doctor also bought an unimproved lot, 150 feet front, on west side of Jefferson
street near Davis' planing mill from Mr. Allen for $1,250. Mr. Watson has
confidence in the future of Springfield and owns property in all directions.
J.M. Jackson, of Stockton, Cedar county, came in last night.
Mr. E. Howell and Miss Fibbetts, of Republic, are visiting this city today.
William Weaver and Mary Albert obtained a marriage license yesterday.
T.J. Gideon has gone to Kansas and will not return until the 29th inst.
Wm. J. Rountree, the first conductor on the Gulf between Ash Grove and
Springfield, now of Evergreen ranch, Taney County, arrived last night with his
two sons, Frank and Johnnie, to join his wife, who is visiting relatives.
Hon. C.H. Morgan, of Lamar, is in the city to-day interviewing old friends.
Mr. Morgan represented this district in congress two terms, 1874-76, and made an
excellent record. He thinks Stone will be renominated for congress, and is not
enthusiastically in favor of a civil service which keeps republicans in office.
The board of education held a special meeting in the Central school building
to elect teachers for the ensuing year. Several of the old teachers were not
applicants. Four new white and two colored teachers were elected. The whites are
Misses Birdie Cass, Lulu Ingram, Sadie Clark and Nena Baxter. The new colored
teachers are Lizzie McBroom and Delia Smith. following is a list of those
J. Fairbanks, Superintendent; W.L. Atkisson, Principal of High School; Miss
Ophelia Parrish, Assistant Principal of High School; Mrs. M.S. Boyd, Misses
Amanda Cowan, Belle Kintrea, Rosa Maus, Lucy Owen, Hattie Marston, Nannie
Tracey, Mary M. Edwards, Fanny Hardin, May Kelley, Mollie Findley, Kate Seaman,
Emma McGregor, Carrie Cope, Mrs. J.A.H. Colby, Misses Nena Baxter, Birdella
Cass, Lula A. Ingram, Sadie Clark.
W.H. McAdams, L.H. McAdams; Delia Smith, Lizzie McBroom.
Those elected will notify the Secretary of their acceptance at once.
May 27, 1886
Frisco railroad company to Geo. M. McCroskey; 80 acres in 12,30,23 - $110.
Missouri land and live stock company to Irene E. Abbott; lot 2 in 2,30,21 -
May A. Hursh to James T. Flanigan; part of lot 2, block 2, J.S. Kimbrough's
second addition - $1,500.
Paul Roulet to Wm. A. Reed; lot 37, block 2, Hobart's third addition - $80.
Western land company to Ft. Scott, southeastern and Memphis railroad company;
strip of land - $200.
Herman Dreisvogt, Theo. Schwer and John Wightman to B.U. Massey; nine lots in
North Springfield - $1,271.50.
C.A. Haden to M.A. Miller; quit claim to southwest quarter of north east
quarter 15,28,21 - $1.
Sampson Bass to Milton A. Miller; 272¾ acres in Greene county - $2,300.
Elizabeth Hiatt to L.T. Watson; lot on Boonville street - $4,000.
Jacob Warner, of Cedar county, to Susan Warner, lot 45, block 4, Hobart's
addition to North Springfield - $100.
Sallie Jeffries has filed a petition for divorce from Ab. Jeffries.
The case of City of North Springfield vs. John F. Meighan has been continued
C. Phillips, residing on the Wire road, near C.B. Owen's farm, is building a
five-room dwelling house.
The superb new England piano used at the Carnival was from the warerooms of
A.A. Pond, 309 South street.
T.J. Wrightsman to-day purchased a lot on North Campbell street of J.J.
Hibler for $550. He contemplates building on it this summer.
Last Tuesday a pleasant birthday party was given at Gates', on the James, in
honor of Mr. James A. Stoughton, of North Springfield.
Jim Collins, A.B. Murray and other members of the fire department kindly
sprinkled the fair grounds this morning gratuitously for the ladies.
If the friends of prohibition desire encouragement let them consult W.D.
Hubbard in regard to its workings in Kansas. He returned from Neodesha last
A large number of colored people picnicked at Smith's spring yesterday. Two
coaches on the Gulf railroad were filled to overflowing. Joe Armstrong was
Ex-Sheriff John A. Patterson has commenced work on a two-story three room
house on Jefferson street. When completed it will add much to the appearance of
The Springfield implement and buggy company will receive several car loads of
buggies the first of next week. This reminds us that such articles should be
manufactured here by the wholesale.
A car load of the celebrated Springfield wagons will be shipped to Jonesboro,
Ark., to-morrow. By the way, the factory has just turned out for S. Diageldein
the finest beer delivery wagon ever manufactured.
Robert Crenshaw shipped two carloads of stock - cattle and hogs - to St.
Louis yesterday evening. Mr. Wilson, formerly of Springfield, shipped from seven
to ten car loads of cattle from West Plains to Indian Territory a day or two
Department commander Cole and Gen. McNeil, A.A.G.G.A.R., will be here on
Memorial day. The ladies of Springfield and vicinity are invited to _______
owers and aid the Woman's relief corps in decorating graves. Reduced rates on
all railroads are announced.
The pleas of the nations last night were original, having been composed by
Rev. W.H. Shaw. The reverend gentleman was to have managed the presentation of
the congress, but was unavoidably kept away. The duty devolved upon Mrs. Wade
Burden, who discharged it in a most acceptable manner.
KILLED BY THE CARS.
A Daughter of C.C. Fulton Meets a Horrible Death on the Gulf - Mule Run Over.
Justice Savage, of this city, returned from Rogersville, near the Greene
county line, shortly after six o'clock last evening, where he had been summoned
to hold an inquest over the remains of Maud, the fourteen months old daughter of
Mr. C.C. Fulton, who had met a horrible death yesterday morning, caused by a
locomotive and twenty-five freight cars on the Gulf railroad passing over her.
The head was severed from the body and rolled to one side of the track. It was
one of the most ghastly sights ever seen by mortals. It appears the mother was
washing and the father working a short distance from the house. The child
strayed away unobserved and went near a sharp curve on the railroad to play.
Shortly afterwards a freight train came thundering along and the engineer did
not discover the little darling until too late to reverse the engine and whistle
After the jury - E.R. Watts, T.C. Cooper, A.W. Umphres, W.N. Reynolds, J.F.
Davis and S.H. Rise - had inquired into the matter they returned the following
"We, the undersigned jury, empanelled to sworn to inquire into the cause of
the death of Maud Fulton, a child fourteen months old, do find, from all
inquiries, that said Maud Fulton came to her death from the effects of being run
over by an engine and train of cars on the Kansas City, Springfield and Memphis
The parents of the child were almost frantic with grief and the spectators
could hardly suppress their emotion.
When the train started back for Springfield it narrowly escaped being
ditched, on account of running over a mule, which came out of the brush suddenly
about ten feet ahead of the locomotive and attempted to cross the track. The
engineer, Mr. Chelsey, reversed his engine and whistled down brakes, but not in
time to save the animal's life. The whole train passed over it - blood, bones,
and hair being scattered along the track for two hundred yards.
Indicted for Murder in Second Degree
Deputy Sheriff Cox this morning arrested Theodore Morrison, who was yesterday
indicted by the grand jury for murder in the second degree. Defendant, Geo. A.C.
Woolley, Geo. M. Jones, T.B. Holland, A.R. Fearn, James R. Milner, L.W. Hubbell
and John W. Lisenby have been recognized in sum of $1,500 for his appearance
before the circuit court. As the lad is under eighteen years of age he could not
be sent to the penitentiary if found guilty, and the charge will therefore,
merge into a misdemeanor, punishable with not less than one year in the county
G.W. Williams, of Maysville, came in last night.
Melissia Woods, of Ozark, is booked at the Central.
Harry Fyan, son of the ex-congressman, is up from Marshfield.
Miss J. Smith, of Chicago, was viewing our beautiful city yesterday.
C.S. Baer, of Wabash, Ind., arrived on the Frisco train this morning.
Geo. Edwards, Ash Grove, and Wm. Hamilton and wife, New York, arrived last
Watt Robertson and A.D. Hackleman, both of Humansville, were noticed on the
streets last night.
A.F. Kerr and A.H. Julian, prominent citizens of Walnut Grove, came in last
night and occupied a room at the Central.
The wife of Rev. Burchard, who resides near Oakland, California, arrived in
the city yesterday evening and is visiting the family of Dr. Barrett. Her
husband left this section in 1858.
Dr. S.E. Mitchell, late of Covington, Ky., has located in Springfield for the
practice of his profession. Mr. J.C. Gardner has been endeavoring to get him out
here for the past fifteen years.
Patents granted to citizens of Missouri during the past week, and reported
expressly for THE LEADER by C.A. Snow & Co, Patent lawyers, opposite U.S. Patent
Office, Washington, D.C.:
S.J. Moore, Walker, tire heater.
S.C. Randles, Buffalo, Churn motor.
R.B. Rice, Richmond, Dental plugger.
J.C. Walls, Butler, Filter.
B.A. Rogers, Malden, Fence.
J.F. Williams, Montrose, Car coupling.
W.L. Chipley, Lamont, Egg boiler.
A.F. Cogswell, Kansas City, Electric gas lighter.
May 28, 1886
Ash Grove Items.
Chicken shippers are getting numerous about Ash Grove.
The Ash Grove White Lime works are rushing business. All their kilns are in
operation but one.
Bell Applebly [Appleby?]and wife visited the
Congress of Nations Tuesday evening at Springfield.
W.T. Chandler has been sick and unable to attend to business during the past
Rev. Kirk Baxter closed a two week's revival meeting at Webb City Tuesday. He
reports having a very successful meeting.
Two weeks from next Saturday is the day of the old settlers picnic at Asher,
in Cass township.
The brickyard of Mr. Gill's is some good work. He will soon have brick on the
Elder Kirk Baxter has an offer of the Presidency of the Canton Christian
University, which he is considering. He says he does not want to leave Ash
Grove, and does not know as yet whether he will accept their proposition.
Judge J.T. Murray was married in Springfield to Miss Sarah M. Graves. He came
down Friday morning with his bride and repaired to the home of his parents where
the fatted calf was laying in wait. Mr. M. received the congratulations and best
wishes of his many friends hereabouts.
Prosecuting Attorney Patterson is on the sick list today.
L. Ellison and H.T. Wells, Lamar, were in town last night.
J.N. Milum, of Lead Hill, Ark., is in buying goods today.
T.M. Templeton, of Mountain Grove, arrived last night.
Miss Mittie Burton, of Dixon, is visiting friends in this city.
Thos. W. Kersey departed for Bois D'Arc this morning an legal business.
Ben Brile, of Louisville, Ky., agent of the Boston Museum company, is at the
Hon. M.E. Benton, United States district attorney, came in from Neosho last
James R. Milner says if the tramp who slept in his barn the other night and
left a revolver will come after it he can have the same.
Ralph Williams, Houston, Mo.; Jno Shirley, Marionville, and G.A. Watson,
prosecuting attorney of Christian county, were at the Central last night.
The grand jury have returned about 180 indictments so far, of which 160 are
for gambling. Poker playing appears to be popular among some of the boys.
Prof. J. Kurtzeborn, the eminent optician, arrived in the city this morning
and is stopping at the Central, where he may be found for the next three or four
days. He is prepared to fit all parties needing spectacles by testing their eyes
with his improved patent optimeter, the finest instrument ever made. Any
difference of vision in either eye properly adjusted.
William H. Hudgins' Will.
Today the will of William H. Hudgins was filed with the probate judge.
He bequeaths to W.C. Hudgins the east half of lots 6 and 7 of the northeast
fractional quarter, section 5, township 25, range 24; also 20 acres in Lawrence
To R.E. Hudgins lots 6, northeast fractional quarter of 5,29,24.
To Jasper H. Hudgins and heirs the west half of lots 6 and 7 of the northeast
fractional quarter 6,29,24; also twenty acres in Lawrence county.
To James H. Hudgins the east half of southwest quarter 34,30,24; also twenty
acres in Lawrence county.
To Francis M. Hudgins the east half of lots 7 and 8 of the northwest
fractional quarter 5,29,24.
To his wife Almira A. Hudgins, for her future support and during natural
life, the homestead, including the buildings on 120 acres of land.
To the heirs of his deceased daughter, Sarah L. Nelson, $900.
To his daughter, Lodusky Caroline Hudgins, the west half of lots 7 and 8 of
the northwest fractional quarter, section 5; also 40 acres of land in township
30, range 24.
To Willie E. West, his grandson, $500.
He appoints R.E. Hudgins, his son, as executor.
May 29, 1886
James Connelly has sold a lot in Strafford, to Sarah McCabe for $18.
William Kurtz, of Metropolis, Ill., was granted a license yesterday afternoon
to marry Mrs. Kurtz, of North Springfield.
The handsome residence of Mr. C.T. Keet now nearing completion on East Walnut
street is much admired.
Mrs. Hannah Anderson was brought in from Mountain Grove, and lodged in jail
last night. She was born in Sweden.
John McCabe has purchased a little over eight acres of land from the Frisco
railroad near Strafford, for $114.53.
Lewis Adams, colored, charged with appropriating a lost pocketbook, has taken
a change of venue from the recorder to Justice Porter.
Prof. A.D. Hunter's sunburned face was seen on our streets for several days
this week. Mr. H. and his wife are from the wilds of Taney county, where they
are now engaged in conducting a cattle ranch.
Horace Dumars recently received an order from Mr. Ed. Gray, of St. Louis, to
write a melodrama in which he could star his wife next season, but soon after he
commenced the work was informed of the lady's death, which occurred recently.
A.J. Thoman to Paul Greyerbiehl; lot 48 in A.J. Thoman's addition - $125.
Appleton A. Button to F.M. Donnell, tract in 18,29,21, - $1.
J.S. Allison came in from Lamar last night.
R.M.E. Cooper leaves tonight for Kansas City.
H.S. Nones, a life insurance man, is in from Denver, Col.
B. Williams, Chadwick, Christian county, was in the city last night.
Rev. Kirk Baxter, of Ash Grove, attended the decoration exercises to-day.
W.G. Conner, of Cotton Plant, Taney county, was in the city last night.
Dr. R.H. Hovey and wife contemplate a trip to Dallas county next week.
J.M. Jackson and wife, of Stockton, Cedar county, were in town last night.
L.S. Cass came in from his home near Fordland last night and will remain
Martin J. Hubble, the goat rancher, sage and philosopher of Webster county,
came in from Marshfield, last night.
Mrs. M.M. Hayden, mother of Mr. E.B. Hayden of the wagon factory, arrived
from Stanford, Ky., last night and is stopping at the Central.
R.H. Skeen, a solid democrat from Pearl, this county, gave us a friendly call
this morning. He speaks confidently of the election of the whole democratic
ticket if good nominations are made this fall, and invites everybody to attend
the old settler's reunion at Asher next Saturday, June 5.
May 31, 1886
McClanathan's store was the best decorated in the city to-day.
R.N. Morgan has filed a petition for divorce from A.C. Morgan.
J.H. Winningham, of West Plains, was permitted to sign the roll of attorneys
D.C. Kennedy was permitted to sign the roll of attorneys Saturday. Has he
deserted the disciples of Faust?
Mary Smith, colored, was discharged from the county jail this afternoon as an
insolvent. She was committed for petit larceny.
Cora Lee was taken to Bolivar Saturday by deputy sheriff Cox for safe
keeping, as sheriff Donnell, after consulting with judge Geiger, considered that
place safer than Springfield.
Mr. Jones, late of Wisconsin, has purchased 360 acres of land on the Finley
and a subscription has been raised to build the finest Congregational church in
A fine specimen of zinc ore, found on the farm of W.S. Riggs, eighteen miles
east of this city on the Frisco railroad, was left on our table to-day. He will
be a rich man if the find pans out well and can retire from the hotel business.
Lewis Adams, colored, was taught a wholesome lesson Saturday for picking up a
lady's pocket book and appropriating the money to his own use. Justice Porter
fined him $25, in addition to which he sent him to the county jail for six
Charles Brady plead guilty before Justice Savage this afternoon and was
sentenced to ten days in the county jail. The prisoner was charged with breaking
into a car on the Frisco railroad at North Springfield and stealing about five
dollars worth of cigars.
Mr. W.H. Mansfield, who was expected in Springfield in about a week, met with
an accident in Los angeles, California, last week. In alighting from a street
car he stepped on a round pebble, spraining his knee so seriously that he will
not be able to get out of the house for six weeks. It was his intention to make
extensive repairs in the opera house, this city, commencing next week. He will
do so yet if he recovers in time.
A letter from Capt. J.M. Patterson, who is testing the curative qualities of
the water at Hot Springs, Ark., states that he is very much improved in health
and may be home in a week or ten days. With the exception of the hot springs he
thinks Eureka a superior health resort. The country through which he passed on
going to Hot Springs did not impress him very favorably. The state, so far as he
has seen it, it rich in nothing but timber.
Hon. frank Kendall is up from Cabool.
Miss Mollie Harrison, of Carthage, arrived last night.
Mrs. A.B. Fallis, of St. Louis, is stopping at the Central.
Postmaster Pipkin has returned from Richmond, Va.
J.W. Harshbarger and daughter, of Ash Grove, spent Sunday in this city.
Mrs. Watts and Miss Mollie Buckner came in last night from Ash Grove.
Dr. Black, of St. Louis, is visiting Mr. J.B. Gordon, who is still quite
Lewis Warf and wife and Mrs. Mollie Warf, of Cassville, were in the city last
James A. Dameron and wife returned this morning from a visit to his brother's
Capt. Jackson Ball, father-in-law of Senator Gideon, came in Saturday from
Christian county on a visit.
Mills Williams and daughter, of the West Plains Quill, and John
Winnigham were in the city Saturday night.
Robert D. Massey and T.P. Shadburn, the genial St. Louis commercial
missionaries, arrived Saturday night.
Col. Edward Sheegog and wife, of Columbia, Tenn., are visiting Mrs. Rush Owen
and will shortly depart for Eureka Springs.
J.C. Cravens departed for Columbia, Mo., last night to attend a meeting of
the board of curators, and will be absent all week.
Mr. Chas. D. Matthews has gone to Lebanon to do some plumbing for the Laclede
hotel, which is making extensive alterations.
Mr. Aldridge, of Marshfield, is in the city to day and will let the contract
for his new two-story brick, 25x80, on Campbell street, in about a week.
Mrs. Mattie Mooney, nee Beal, formerly a teacher in the Central school, now a
resident of St. Louis, will spend the summer here visiting relatives and
A.A. Renshaw, F.H. McCarter, Cal Hamontree, A.B. Appleby and Jes Rathbun
spent Sunday at Eureka Springs. They all wore plug hats and the natives took
them for preachers. The fish suffered on the table.
Paul Roulet to Wm. A. Reed; lot 38, block 2, Hobart's third addition to North
Springfield - $70.
Keys, King & Co. to Geo. W. Oneal; one acre in 29,28,23 - $400.
John S.C. Jackson to Geo. W. Oncal; fifteen acres in 34,28,24 - $40.
M.F. Britain to John S.C. Jackson; 15 acres in 22,28,24 - $50.
Frank Baserga to John A. Bellew; lot 42 in Hobart's second addition - $85.
Ash Grove, lake park and real estate association to Y.Z. Taylor; lot 4 in Ash
Grove - $50.
Richard W. Stevens to James M. Ryrie; tract in Greene county - $2,500.
Frisco railroad to E.C. O'Day; 120 acres in 32,30,22; also the west half of
lots 3 and 4 of the southeast quarter of ______ - $1,460.
In 1870 Greene county had a population of 21,549; in 1876, 24,693; in 1880,
Microfilm, Springfield Leader; April 20, 1886 - Aug. 28, 1886; Aug. 30, 1886
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