Thursday, August 7, 1890
A PIONEER GONE.
Hon. Fletch Mack Departs this Life - Brief Biographical Sketch.
In the death of
Hon. J.W.D.L.F. Mack, which
occurred last Monday at his home in Clay township, six miles south of
Springfield, Greene county lost an estimable citizen. He had been in failing
health for the past two years and his death was not a surprise to his many
friends and relatives.
Deceased was the son of Judge John and Sarah V. Mack, was born in Maury county,
Tenn., January 15th, 1921, consequently was 69 years old at time of his death.
His great grandfather was a soldier in the Revolutionary war, his great uncle
being killed at the battle of New Orleans. He grew to manhood in his native
county and in 1852 moved to Green county, Missouri, locating in Springfield. In
1855 he accepted a position of deputy circuit clerk and held it until 1859, when
he was elected circuit clerk and recorder and served until 1861. He was also
appointed county attorney April 15th, 1865, having been appointed to the bar in
1856. From 1863 to 1866, inclusive, he was a member of the state senate from
this district, having been elected by the Republicans. For some time he was
adjutant general of the Forty-sixth Missouri regiment, U.S.A. He was editor of
the Springfield Journal from 1862 to 1865, the office being located on Boonville
street, near Pine, and 1867 to 1870 he served the county as prosecuting
attorney. He practiced law until 1875, when he moved to his present farm,
containing 340 acres. He was a Mason, member of the Christian church and has
been married twice, and twelve children were born of both unions, his first wife
having three and the last nine.
The funeral takes place tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, conducted by Rev.
J.S. Myers, after which the remains will be conveyed to Hazlewood cemetery for
Widow of Joseph Coaker allowed $50 for first years support; annual settlement
approved after disallowing amount paid to Isadore Burns and heirs of deceased
showing balance of $57.05; administration discontinued for want of assets.
Inventory and appraisement approved in estate of Lydia Longcrier, deceased.
Estate of Nina J. McKenna et al, minors; appointment of curator and bond
taken by clerk in vacation approved.
Estates of Benj. F. and Belle Stokes, minors; annual settlements approved;
balances, $256.45 and $254.05.
Estate of B.S. Whitson, minor; annual settlement approved; balance, $620.12.
Estate of Emory J. Thomas, minor; Celia t. Thomas appointed curator and bond
of $400 approved.
Administrator of J.T. Hubbard estate ordered to expend not to exceed $100 for
monument at grave of deceased.
Estate of George J. Wiley, deceased; final settlement approved and executors
ordered discharged on filing receipt of trustees under the will for use of widow
for amount due the estate.
Settlement in J.P. Moore estate continued till January term, 1891.
Estate of Eliza J. Henslee et al., minors; ordered that curator pay C.M.
Henlee $5 for each of said minors for the purpose of buying school books.
Estate of Alfred H. Kelley, deceased; report of sale of real estate approved
and deed ordered.
Estate of E.J. and Irwin Thomas, minors; petition for sale of real estate
Estate of Emily J. Riley, deceased; August Lohmeyer, a creditor, files
application to enforce administration on said real estate; there being no person
in Greene county competent to administer the estate is ordered into hands of
John L. McCraw, public administrator.
The following business has been transacted in vacation:
Mrs. Emma B. McKenna appointed curator for Nina, Josephine and Francis J.
McKenna. Bond of $500 for each minor given.
Arch McAdams, charged with carrying concealed weapons, after a jury trial,
was convicted and punishment assessed at a fine of $50 and costs and to serve
thirty days in jail, defendant to work under direction of sheriff as required by
order of county court.
George Richardson pleaded guilty to lewd and lascivious conduct and was
sentenced to six months in the county jail, judgment to be credited with
seventeen days already served in jail.
State vs M.C. Hayes, murder; continued by agreement.
Same vs same, felonious wounding; same entry.
A motion for new trial filed in the case of W.C. Miller.
State vs John Justice et al., grand larceny; application filed by prosecuting
attorney for continuance.
George Snoover, charged with stealing jewelry, clothing, etc., from H.M.
Heckart, who was arrested at Lamar, pleaded guilty to burglary and larceny and
was sentenced to three years in the penitentiary.
State vs Lou Hill, assault and battery; jury return verdict of not guilty.
State vs. Harrison Tuttle, disturbing the peace; defendant arraigned and
pleads not guilty; issue joined and jury sworn.
State vs Lula J. McLaughlin, keeping bawdy house; change of venue to
Jim Huddleston and John Spencer, after serving jail sentences for gambling,
were discharged as insolvents. Spencer also disturbed the peace and made an
assault. George Ray also regained his liberty.
State vs John Thorn et al., contemplates witness; defendants arraigned and
discharged; costs assessed against Greene county.
State vs T.J. Smith, grand larceny; defendant withdraws his plea of guilty,
pleads guilty and sentenced to the penitentiary for two years.
State vs John Justice et al., grand larceny; case set for trial August 8th,
1890; motion for discharge by defendant, Jay Wright.
State vs A.J. and Ben Montgomery, burglary and larceny; case set for trial
August 11th, 1890.
Clarence Camp was arraigned and pleaded not guilty to grand larceny.
The grand jury returned two indictments and retired for further business.
State vs Stanley Norman, contempt in not appearing as a witness; arraigned
and discharged upon payment of costs.
The case of Harrison Tuttle, disturbing the peace, was continued till
State vs H.M. Tulor et al, arson; nollied as to Sherman wiley.
State vs John Smith, manslaughter; continued by agreement.
F.J. Smith, alias A.L. Gray, John Carter and Clarence Camp were sentence to
the penitentiary Monday by Judge Oliver. Smith got two years for horse stealing;
Carter three years for breaking into a Frisco box car at Nichols Junction and
stealing merchandise; Camp four years for stealing horses belonging to Mr. Owen
and Dr. Clements. All parties pleaded guilty.
C.B. Evans permitted to sign the roll of attorneys.
State vs Albert Strotzky, petit larceny; defendant discharged from jail,
having paid fine of $10 assessed by court on modification of verdict of jury and
payment of one-half costs, he having been tried in connection with Frank
Grand jury returned thirty-eight indictments and retired to consider further
The appointment of J.H. Kershner as deputy sheriff of Greene county was
State vs W.H. Tucker, obtaining signature fraudulently; set for trial August
James McMehen was recognized in sum of $200 to answer to charge of carrying
J.G. White, after a trial by court, was acquitted on charge of carrying
State vs Albert Sirotzky, petit larceny; trial by jury and fine of $60.
The case of state vs James Wilson, assault, was continued on application of
Ada R. Danforth et al, by next friend, F.S. Heffernan, vs Emma H. Danforth et
al; amended petition filed and J.P. McCammon appointed guardian ad litem for
minor defendants; decree of partition and interest of parties determined as
stated in petition; court finds that the land cannot be divided in kind without
prejudice to the others; ordered that the land be sold - 20 per cent. cash and
balance payable on or before five years from date of sale, deferred payments to
bear 8 per cent. interest, payable semi-annually, deeds of trust to be taken to
secure deferred payments, all mortgaged liens and taxes to be discharged out of
first cash payment; A.B. Appleby appointed special commissioner to sell the land
and required to give $10000 bond for the faithful performance of his duty.
Menderson & Weil vs. Henry Ames & Co.; non-suit made absolute.
Jeremiah Mills vs George S. Rathbun, motions for new trial and in arrest
Lucy Potter vs F.W. Potter, divorce; dismissed by plaintiff.
James Weller vs Shield Barb Wire Co.; motion to set aside judgment overruled.
Mary Whitsett vs E.L. Busch; dismissed by plaintiff at his costs.
S. Gabrinis & Co. vs M.C. Elliott & Co.; same entry.
Allen Bros. vs Missouri Lumber Co.; appeal granted to St. Louis court of
Sampson Bass vs Isaac Kissee; motion for judgment notwithstanding answer is
N.R. Alvey vs E.T. Thomas; case dismissed as per stipulations.
Matilda Henderberger was granted a divorce from her husband, John H., on
payment of costs.
Sutter and Bryan vs. B.S. Chinn; judgment for plaintiff for debt and damages,
J.M. Tune vs Helen Tune; divorce; abandonment.
Mary E. Reed alleges that she married John W. Reed in Black Hawk county,
Iowa, July 19th, 1885, and lived with him until March 14th, 1888, when he
absented himself without reasonable cause and has failed, neglected and refused
to support and maintain her. She asks that her maiden name, Margarett E.
Stuhlmiller, be restored.
Levina Fortman yesterday instituted divorce proceedings in the circuit court
against her husband, Edwin J., whom she married November 1, 1864, in Dolphin
county, Pa. The grounds are abandonment and cruel treatment such as to endanger
Petition to vacate Warren Forest and Park avenues and alleys lying parallel
thereto, between West and Marion avenues and between Division and Lynn streets,
running through Highland Park, Granted.
W.E. Foley, architect, presented report showing completion of alms house and
a warrant was allowed for services.
Ely Paxson, coroner, presented itemized statement of costs, amounting to
$28.89, for holding inquest on body of John B. Carpenter, who recently committed
suicide by hanging.
John P. Hubble & Bros. contract for insuring alms house was rescinded on
ground of failure to comply with its terms.
Ordered that the policies written by A.W. Ollis & Co., James R. Milner,
Whitlock & Bills, L.M. Hill & Co., H.H. Simmons, Porter & Hubbell, and W.H.
Pipkin & Co., aggregating $10,000 be approved.
The state auditor was ordered to draw his warrant in favor of J.W. McCullah,
county treasurer, for the amount of state school moneys apportioned to Greene
county by the state superintendent.
Road petitioned for by S.S. Strunk et al., continued till Monday, August
Carpenter's Relatives Heard From.
Coroner Paxson yesterday received two letters from relatives of John B.
Carpenter, who committed suicide near the city recently.
James L. Carpenter, a son of deceased, writes from Siloam Springs, Ark., under
date of August 2. Among other things he says his "father was formerly a man in
good circumstances and a man of some note when he lived in Effingham county,
Ill. We knew that he had met with reverses, but were ignorant of his reduced
Mrs. Anna M. Nokes, of Cincinnati, Ark., wrote: "I expect deceased was my
father. It seems dreadful to think of him taking his own life and without
anything to eat. I heard he was in Springfield and supposed he had gone to my
stepmother in Northern Missouri."
Both parties asked for full particulars of his death.
A daughter of Gustave Schroeder, 1228 Gold street, died yesterday afternoon,
aged twenty months, and was buried in Maple Park cemetery this morning.
Mrs. M.M. Thompson writes to Hon. L.H. Murray that J.B. Thompson, who was a
resident of this city for years, being the step-father of Mrs. Murray, died on
the 24th inst. of la grippe in Westminster, Cal. He was born in 1800 and bid his
family good-by just before he died and requested that his wife write to his
friends in Springfield bidding them farewell.
Thursday, August 14, 1890
John Files was sentenced to three years in the penitentiary, having pleaded
guilty to larceny and burglary. He stole a razor, pocket book and other small
articles from the dwelling of George Croutch near Republic.
F.E. Lewis pleaded not guilty to grand larceny and a jury is trying the case.
The case of state vs Price Roummans, robbery, was continued on application of
G.E. Richardson permitted to sign the roll of attorneys.
The following parties were discharged from jail as insolvents: State vs Fred
Hudson, assault and battery, James Ryan, Quill Rich and Norman Smith, petit
The case of the state vs L. Freund and John Brown, larceny and receiving
stolen goods, and Robert Doyle, felonious assault, were continued on application
State vs John Schoner, lewd and lascivious conduct, and Jesse Cook, grand
Following cases were continued generally: Alfred Offner and S.W. Cobb, grand
larceny; Ben Howard and Henry Pedley, burglary.
State vs Thomas J. Brown, grand larceny; forfeiture of recognizance and alias
capias; scirafacias to defendant and securities to Greene county.
State vs D.S. Watt, selling liquor in violation of local option law; J.S.
McGill, state witness, recognized in sum of $300 for appearance at Christian
county circuit court.
State vs A.J. and Ben Montgomery, burglary; continued till next term,
The case of state vs. F.E. Lewis, charged with breaking open a trunk in the
baggage car of a Frisco train, was concluded Saturday and resulted in a hung
State vs D.T. Irby, disturbing peace of family; defendant, J.B. Alsup and H.M.
Bird recognized in sum of $200.
State vs Charles H. Leach, grand larceny; application for commission to take
depositions granted and order to issue commission.
State vs Walter S. Tucker, obtaining signature fraudulently; continued by
State vs Henry Searcy, selling liquor in violation of local option law;
application filed to supply files sustained and supply to lost indictment filed.
State vs D.S. Watts, same entry.
The case of state vs G.W. Wrightsman, same charge, was nollied.
Plano Manufacturing Co. allowed $18.75 against A.H. Kelley estate.
Estate of William D. Pickel, deceased; order made to sell personal property
for cash at not less than three-fourths of appraised value.
Estate of George Thorne, deceased; ordered that the action of clerk in
vacation in taking bond and granting letters be approved.
Sale bill in estate of Lydia Longcrier approved.
Additional inventory filed and approved in M.H. Mack estate; private sale of
personal property ordered.
Estate of J.C. Hagewood, deceased; widow granted $400 statutory allowance,
executrix ordered to turn over to widow all the household and kitchen furniture;
widow also gets 400 pounds bacon, one barrel sorghum, fifteen bushels wheat and
$300 as first year's support; claims allowed as follows: J.W. Sanders, $80; P.E.
Sweeney, $3.90; R.T. McDaniel, $19.50.
Estate of John W. McDaniel; third sale bill of administrator filed and
approve; second annual settlement filed.
Annual settlement filed in James M. Cheeseman estate.
J.P. Ralston allowed $7 against Harriet Holmes estate.
First annual settlement approved in Baker Russell estate; balance, $5.35;
widow files petition to have homestead set out; Granberry Rose, F.L. Hardy and
Isaac Pfaff appointed commissioners, to report at October term of court.
Adjourned until next Saturday, 16th.
New Divorce Suits.
Elissia Austin married her husband, Green, in this county March 20th, 1885.
They now have a daughter five years old. She alleges that defendant, without
cause, struck her with his fist and a large shoe, seized her by the throat,
choked and threatened to kill her, for which she asks a divorce.
Frances M. Bacon, of Republic, is tired of living with W.O. Bacon, whom she
married in Kansas City April 29th, 1890, and alleges that she lived with him
until August 5th, that defendant has contributed nothing whatever to support
her, and has endeavored to defraud her of property, actually persuading her to
mortgage her real estate and property, valued at $5,000, and afterwards having
said mortgage transferred to himself, representing to her that it was necessary
in order that he might go into business; she also states that he compelled her
to take disagreeable and dangerous medicine for a certain purpose not necessary
Isabella Matthews charges her husband, William L., with adultery, failure to
support, abandonment, etc. This couple was married in Polk county, November
John Roth filed a petition Saturday against his wife, Kate, asking for a
divorce on the ground of desertion and has been absent at least one year. This
unhappy couple was married in St. Louis, February 1, 1887.
Charged With Counterfeiting.
M.T. Wilson, formerly of Texas, a bricklayer, who has been here about a year,
was arrested Saturday evening by W.H. Thomas, on the charge of passing a
counterfeit dollar on Norman Yates. The preliminary examination was commenced at
2 o'clock this morning before Commissioner Howell.
Other Jail Items.
S.S. Burtinson, who was arrested in Wright county on charge of timber
cutting, was committed last night to await a preliminary examination before
United States Commissioner Silsby.
Robert Finley, charged with stealing watermelons, was committed yesterday by
Lewis Gaines was jailed yesterday for gambling.
"Pea Ridge," George Hayes and Sam Denny were released today as insolvents.
Thursday, August 21, 1890
Fred Spencer Not A Murderer.
Fred Spencer had a thorough examination by the grand jury on charge of
murdering D.R. Bogue, near Plainfield, and it was ascertained that Bogue had
worked for Joe West, of Center township, for four weeks after the supposed
murder and has gone off to some other part of the country, consequently no
indictment was returned and defendant was released from jail, after being
imprisoned twenty days, and went home Friday.
Ed Bryant and Arch Kinney were arraigned and pleaded not guilty to grand
State vs R.H. Sweeney, grand larceny; defendant and securities recognized in
sum of $800.
State vs Joseph Penn, gambling, three counts; plea of guilty and fine of $5
State vs W.P. Woods and F.L. McCall, arson third degree; recognizances
forfeited; capias to Greene county.
State vs Joe Holmes, receiving stolen goods; grand jury failed to indict and
State vs J.S. Dudley, felonious assault, defendant arraigned and pleads not
State vs Forshee and Cates, grand larceny; severance granted to Forshee;
continued by state.
State vs Andrew Baker, felonious wounding; alias capias ordered to Greene
county, returnable at September term, 1890.
State vs John W. Yandle, carrying concealed weapons; change of venue from
Webster county; jury trial and verdict of not guilty.
Three colored men - Chub Love, Russell Neece and Will McIntosh, charged with
highway robbery, were released after being confined a year.
Jay Wright Sentenced.
Jay Wright, charged with stealing cattle from George Thorn, after a jury
trial, was convicted and Judge Oliver sentenced him to two years in the
In the criminal court this morning the case of state vs S.A. Haseltine,
charged with making false affidavit in the Powell road matter, was decided in
favor of defendant by a jury, and the other case was dismissed by the
prosecuting attorney. Greene county will have to pay about $1,000 costs for this
City of Springfield vs John Brunaugh, keeping vicious dog; evidence heard and
case taken under advisement until Tuesday.
State vs Charles T. Cottrell, grand larceny; forfeiture of recognizances set
aside on payment of costs, aggregating about $15. It will be remembered that
defendant was on trial last February for stealing a horse in Barry county over a
year ago. While the jury was respited he managed to escape from a deputy
sheriff. J.P. Allen and five other securities have been making efforts to
capture him and succeeded in locating him at the North Side Saturday, where, it
is said, he was trying to slip his children away, their mother having died.
Defendant is in jail and no doubt will serve an additional term in the
penitentiary for making his escape from an officer.
State vs Jay Wright grand larceny, sentenced to two years in the penitentiary
for stealing cattle; motion for a new trial overruled.
Charles Wallace and Henry Howard were released from jail as insolvents.
Jay Wright, under sentence of two years in the penitentiary for grand
larceny, was granted an appeal to the supreme court.
Tuthill & Russell allowed $6 against Lulie Merrigold estate.
Estate of Lydia Longcrier, deceased; ordered that administrator expend not to
exceed $30 for tombstone for grave of deceased.
Estates of Mattie E. and Joseph Trevathon, minors; sixth annual settlements
approved; balances due each, $135.92.
Estate of Mary M. Payne, deceased; ordered that the executor take charge of
and rent the real estate belonging to said estate for the ensuing year for cash.
Estate of William McClure, deceased; sale bill of administrator approved.
Inventory approved in George Thorn estate.
Additional inventory approved in Lena C. Day estate.
Estate of Pearl Farmer, minor; final receipt of former minor filed and
Inventory approved in Emmet McDaniel estate.
Grabill & Robberson allowed $12.50 against John G. Garnett estate.
Estate of Leander C. Williams, minor; final settlement filed by curator
showing balance of $77.27 due ward; ordered that settlement be approved od
filing receipt for same.
W.H. Lyman allowed $66.40 against estate of John F. Atzert; administrator
files petition for sale of real estate.
The will of Wm. Lamb, late of Strafford, made July 23, 1890, Solomon and
Robert Forrester attesting witnesses, was probated. After all debts are paid the
remainder goes to the widow. Martha J. Lamb, executrix, is required to give bond
Estate of Jasper McDaniel, minor; sale of land to George McDaniel for $1,000
approved and deed ordered.
Estate of Wm. Jasper McDaniel, minor; sale of land to M. Jess and Chris
Sturdy for $145 approved and deed ordered.
Estate of Wm. Jasper McDaniel, minor; sale of land to F.H. Sheppard for $280
approved and deed ordered.
Estate of Emily T. Hubbard, insane; second annual settlement approved;
balance due estate, $2,226.24.
Mrs. M.A. McElhaney allowed $176 against estate of W.A. McElhaney.
Estate of William Gneedig, deceased; first annual settlement,
showing no balance due estate, filed and approved.
Estate of Emmet McDaniel, deceased; first annual settlement approved; balance
due estate, $81.95.
Estate of S.S. Bridges, deceased; settlement continued until October term,
Final settlement in Giles T. Newbill estate continued until October term,
Estate of Cordelle Beaty, deceased; administration discontinued for want of
Estates of John Prater, Charles Means, William Massey, Bymaster & Lambeth
(partnership) and Jessie McDaniel continued until October term, 1890.
Settlement in W.L. Chapman estate continued until July term, 1891.
The following parties instituted divorce proceedings yesterday:
Grace M. Shero vs Philip Shero, failure to support and maintain. She first
separated from him in June and afterwards in August, and asks that her maiden
name of Presson be restored. This unhappy couple were married in Grayson county,
Texas, November 18, 1883.
H.F. Cordes alleges that he married his wife, Margaret, in Morgan county,
Mo., August 9, 1870, and continued to live with her until May or June, 1889,
when she abandoned him without any cause, that plaintiff is a railroad engineer
and was thrown out of employment in Sedalia in the spring of 1889; that he came
to Springfield July 10th, 1889, and obtained employment on the Memphis route,
and from that time on has written letters to defendant trying to induce her to
come, live and abide with him; in fact he has visited Sedalia four or five times
within the past year to see her, but she absolutely refused to come, although he
has furnished her with money and provisions the past year.
O.B. Smith presided in the absence of Judge Bowerman, and was authorized to
sign all records, warrants, etc.
Ordered that lot 11, John Lair's addition, assessed to H.C. Bright for 1888
and 1889 be stricken from tax books on account of double assessment.
Ordered that Peter Blackwell be granted school loan applied for and the
record be satisfied in relation to loan heretofore granted.
Samuel A. Reynolds, road overseer, allowed $20.25.
E.E. Colby files report relating to painting bridges. Filed.
A.A. Lindley allowed $200 for painting bridges and H.S. Cox $15.75 for work
on cages at new alms house.
Bonds of William Sutton and Yates & Lee as dramshop keepers approved.
R.E. Bailey allowed $49.81 for 293 feet of lightning rod at the new alms
J.C. Dodson allowed $140.75 for summoning 261 witnesses, before the grand
George D. Barnard & Co. allowed $80.75, records for recorder.
W.S. Brower allowed $16.50, services as road overseer.
J.C. McManus allowed $5.
Road petitioned for by W.G. Perkins et al. continued until first Monday in
H.H. Simmons allowed $45 for insurance on alms house.
John W. Mack allowed $4.25 for burying two paupers.
Road petitioned for by S.S. Strant et al.; motion to dismiss overruled and
petitions referred to county commissioners.
J.D. Human loaned school money aggregating $302.17.
Following accounts were allowed before adjourning to first Monday in
J.C. Dodson, for waiting on courts, balance due on prisoners, etc...$204.80.
J.R. Milner, insurance...$45.00.
Wood & Griffith, merchandise...$11.48.
Republican printing and plats...$24.75.
Memphis Route Items.
Joseph Stodeny, a carpenter in the shops, left last night for Kansas City and
will return with a bride.
John Gallagher leaves in a few days for San Francisco to attend the annual
Firemen Brotherhood convention.
Mrs. Frank Kennedy, of Kansas City, is the guest of Mrs. W.C. Lyle on Scott
W.C. Stith, general freight agent, is in the city today on business
pertaining to his department.
Mrs. James Dulin, wife of the popular engineer, is expected home shortly from
an extended visit in Evanston, a suburb of Chicago.
C.D. Roberts leaves in the morning for El Dorado, Tex., and contemplates
locating at Galveston.
E.F. Smythe, traveling freight agent, has returned from a northern trip.
E.J. Perry and family are expected home from Wisconsin in a few days.
James W. Fuson and Dr. W.B. Tunnell, of Seymour, came in last evening.
Miss Lizzie Reuter, of New Orleans, after a visit here, left for home last
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