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Greene County, Missouri
December, 1890

 

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Thursday, December 4, 1890

Circuit Court.

William Zahkow admitted to citizenship and final papers granted.

R.W. Levan excused from further service on the regular panel of petit jurors.

David Woods et al. vs George Leeper, money had and received; continued by agreement of parties.

J. Meyberg Hat Co. vs Central National Bank et al., replevin; same entry.

State ex rel Parker vs Sarah A. Crosly et al.; same entry.

David W. Lightfoot vs Mary Lightfoot, divorce; dismissed at cost of plaintiff.

D.M. Osborn & Co. vs V.J. Stillwagen, replevin; trial by court and judgment for plaintiff for possession of the property and by agreement of parties against plaintiff for costs.

Amos Whitely, president, vs Springfield Implement and Buggy Co., note; motion for judgment notwithstanding answer sustained, and judgment for plaintiff for debt and damages on first count, $368.50; second, $706.05; third, $175.20; fourth, $148.20; fifth, $232.90; sixth, $713.50, all counts to bear 8 per cent. interest from this day.

Harty[Hazty?] Haines vs Louis Kemp, rents, appeal from justice of the peace; judgment for plaintiff for debt and damage, $28.45.

E.R. Bumbart vs Frank Keist et al., to reform deed; evidence heard for plaintiff and decree as prayed for in petition.

City of Springfield vs Thomas E. Cox et al., ejectment; continued by consent of parties.

Lucy Cook vs Jesse Cook, divorce; dismissed at costs of plaintiff for want of prosecution.

Andrew W. Carry vs W.C. Potter, note; dismissed at costs of defendant by agreement of parties.

Robert S. Crenshaw vs Frank Tolander, account, appeal from justice of the peace; case set for Saturday, December 13th, 1890.

Chicago Rubber Clothing Co. vs George T. Berry, account on attachment; dismissed by plaintiff at his costs.

Patrick J. Cunningham vs James _yrne[Byrne?], account; judgment nil dicit for plaintiff for debt and damages, $593.39.

A. Harrington vs S.M. Brake, note, appeal from justice of the peace; trial by court and judgment for plaintiff for debt and damages, $60.40.

Henry Hays vs W.S. Cliborne, account, appeal from justice of the peace; continued by agreement of parties.

Headley Grocery Co. vs W.F. Oldham, account; default entered against defendant and evidence heard for plaintiff; judgment for plaintiff for debt and damages, $295.40.

O.T. Worman vs H.H. Williams, account; judgment for plaintiff for $287.45.

State ex rel and to use of Purdy Fowler vs W.W. Chaney et al, official bond, venue from Hickory county; dismissed at costs of plaintiff for want of prosecution.

J.C. Randall vs W.H. Williams, account; trial by court and judgment for plaintiff for debt and damages, $333.25.

P.H. Gilespie vs F.E. Atwood, account; trial by court and judgment for plaintiff for debt and damages, $81.05.

Paul Roulet vs C.H. Patterson, ejectment; dismissed by plaintiff at his costs.

Frisco Railroad Company vs John C. Roper, to foreclose contract, foreclosure of contract; dismissed by plaintiff at its costs.

Same vs John A. Shaw, J.H. Horton, R.C. Crockett, A.C. Campbell, J.G. Lundy and W.G. Brown; same entries.

Charles H. Heer, Jr., executor, vs Geo. Walters et al., to construe will; will construed.

Eli W. Hembree vs Maggie Hembree, divorce; dismissed by plaintiff at his costs.

Susan Isely vs S.H. Horine, to divest title; trial by court and judgment and decree for defendant.

L.D. Routt vs J.B. Koeb, account; judgment against defendant and securities for debt and damages, $52.45.

W.G. Williams vs Minnie Williams, divorce; continued by consent.

W.A. Camp vs John J. Daily, account; judgment for defendant.

Herman Verch filed declaration of intention to become a citizen of the United States.

C.L. Dalrymple vs Thomas S. Wilson, contest of election; order to docket cause for hearing of motion or application; motion for writ or order on county clerk to count votes and certify same, etc.; hearing continued till Tuesday morning.

State ex rel., etc., John Potter, collector, vs James F. Parsley and J.L. Thompson, delinquent taxes; order to docket cause; dismissed by agreement.

James McMahen vs William L. Jackson, to reform deed; evidence heard for plaintiff and decree for plaintiff reforming the deed as prayed in the petition.

In re contempt of John L. Sherman for trying to influence verdict of jury in this court, contempt; defendant discharged, the court having doubt of jurisdiction to proceed in this case; costs taxed against county.

In re contempt of W.C. Roberts for receiving a paper in jury room, etc., in this court; contempt; motion in arrest for judgment filed; motion for new trial overruled.

Charles Hubbard vs K.C. & Ft. S. and Memphis R.R. Co., damages; continued as on application of defendant, costs to abide event of suit by agreement of parties.

Sarah J. Cantrell and husband vs Mary E.F. Chapman and husband, damages; dismissed by plaintiff as to defendant A.B. Chapman; default entered against Mary E.F. Chapman; evidence heard for plaintiff and special judgment for debt and damages, $46.28.

Irwin Adams vs City of Springfield, replevin; by agreement and stipulations of parties judgment for possession of the property in question, and judgment against defendant for costs.

The regular panel of petit jurors was ordered discharged from further service.

Carl Schmidt was granted final papers of naturalization on the testimony of William Metzethin and William Adams.

Daniel Carbaugh vs Samuel Shoup et al., to cancel deed; evidence heard and case taken under advisement.

In re assignment of H.L. Buck, B.T. King assignee; assignment; Scott W. Massey appointed special commissioner to examine accounts on final settlement, etc.

Ada D. Freeman was granted a divorce from her husband, William W., and maiden name of Gurley restored.

C.L. Dalrymple vs. T.S. Wilson, contest of election; defendant appears and files his plea to the jurisdiction of the court and motion to quash proceedings on the ground that there was no notice, served upon said Wilson as the law directs, wherefore contestee prays that said proceedings be quashed. The motion is expected to be argued today.

County Court.

The judges inspected the poor farm a day or two since.

Peters & Bremer renewed their dramshop license.

Adjourned until Monday, December 1st, at which time J.W. McCullah, county treasurer, will make his final settlement and the contested election of Dalrymple vs Wilson will be commenced.

A petition was presented from citizens of Brookline township asking to be annexed to Republic township. Continued until next regular term.

Anderson A. West et al. petitioned the court to appoint Stephen Carter a _______several illegible words____ ship. Not granted.

Mike Sheedy allowed $12.75 as road overseer.

Marion Phillips allowed $49.50 and A.J. Shield $9.37 for same.

The county clerk was ordered to purchase a justice of the peace's docket for W.H. Miller, of Washington township.

A warrant was ordered drawn in favor of J.C. Manus to support his family.

A.J. Shiel, road overseer district 30, filed final settlement and resignation. Accepted.

James F. Parsley loaned school money to amount of $276.23.

R.T.T. Renshaw, of Cass township, ordered to turn over all papers, books, etc., pertaining to the office of justice of the peace in his possession.

J.W. McCullah made his final settlement as county treasurer. Approved.

Ordered that the road and canal and bridge funds be consolidated, hereafter to be known as the bridge fund, and all moneys coming into the treasurer's hands as road and canal funds are to be placed to the fund known as bridge fund. The sum of $500 was appropriated out of the bridge funds to apply on the payment of the contracts to construct approaches to bridge over Sac river on the Bolivar road.

J.W. McCullah allowed $145.70, salary from November 1st to November 25th, and Samuel Woods, treasurer, allowed $29.30, salary from November 24th to November 30th.

S.A. Reed, superintendent of alms house, presented his monthly report for November, 1890. Approved. The expenses were $299.95. Inmates November 1st, 47; admitted during month, 5; total, 52; dismissed, 7; remaining November 30th, 45.

Probate Court.

Settlements continued till January term and citations ordered in the following estates:

Kate Hardin, Florence Bronson, Rolly Cunningham et al, Alvin Reimer et al., Mamie Genong, S.D. Patterson, Edward C. Cloud, Fannie Holtzclaw, Julius Kassler, William Wilson, John Prater, Appleton A. Button, Sylvester Blackwell, William G. Hobbs, C.D. McAdams, James Wiseman, Clara R. Jones et al., Solon Wright, Andrew Coward et al., Stephen R. Bridges, Giles T. Newbill, Jerome C. Kinney, W.S. Tinsley, George W. Gorman, Bymaster & Lambeth, Bray & Cravens, William Meathers, William L. Combs, Henry A. Hammond, Maggie Walker, A.C. Conley, John Kincaid, Fred D. Lindenbower, Dennis Murphy, George Vandiver, Fred Weaver et al., John E. Gardner et al., Isaac Danforth, George W. Temple, John C. Montgomery, Granville Hatcher, Ella Summers et al., John E. Craig, Fredrick Truman et al., Elizabeth Cunningham, P.A. Danforth, Catherine E. Garrott, Joseph M. Newberry et al.

Annual settlement approved in estate of Marcus Boyd, deceased.

Administration discontinued in estate of Lara Crane.

Estate of H.C. Young, deceased; Mrs. Belle young file a motion for order of distribution.

J.M. White allowed $49.50 against S.H. Welch estate.

Dr. C.C. Clements allowed $74 against estate of R.A. Clark.

Estate of J.F. Eccleston, deceased; administrator appeared in open court and acknowledged deed to lot 14, block 2, Hobart's third addition to Springfield.

Estate of Granville Hatcher, deceased; attachment ordered issued against widow, returnable instanter.

Estate of Chauncey H. and Clarence M. Clark, minors; order appointing curator rescinded.

S.A. and S.C. Haseltine vs. Isaac Dyer, deceased; affidavit for appeal filed; bond filed, approved and appeal granted to circuit court.

Dr. C.C. Clements allowed $5 against Belle Hardin estate; E.D. Jarrett also allowed $33.75.

Estate of James Dumars, deceased; Joe Dumars allowed $853.33 on two notes.

J.C. Howard allowed $136 against John G. Garnett estate.

Final settlement in Nathan Bray estate continued until July term, 1891.

E.D. Jarrett allowed $33.73 against Belle Hardin estate; first annual settlement, showing balance of $1,924.48, approved.

Ely Paxson allowed $28 against estate of Phillip Kaffenberger.

Adjourned until Saturday, 13th inst.

Thursday, December 11, 1890

Court - Miscellaneous.

State ex rel. and to use of Purdy Fowler, venue from Webster county, official bond; motion to set aside judgment of dismissal filed by plaintiff.

V.S. Bartlett vs Alfred A. Button, account, appeal from justice of the peace; continued by agreement of parties.

State ex rel. and to use of Purdy Fowler, official bond, venue from Hickory county, motion to set aside judgment sustained; case reinstated and continued by agreement of parties.

M.P. Bundy vs Frisco Railway Co., damages; continued by agreement of parties.

In re assignment of Cunningham & Murphy, assignment; J.E. Meyers, H.T. Hornsby and E.L. Hoke appointed appraisers.

Michael J. Weinberg vs Moses Levy, equity; petition of S. Rothschild & Bro. to have writ of attachment on property in hands of receiver.

G.D. Milligan & Son vs G.W. Robinson, account; order to file petition and issue process.

Lanson Lyman, administratrix, etc., W.H. Lyman, money had and received, appeal from justice of the peace; plaintiff's attorneys acknowledge and enter full satisfaction of judgment.

W.S. Miller vs W.B. McDaniel, note; continued by agreement.

James G. Galnes vs G.S. Dorrell, damages, appeal from justice of the peace; motion to affirm, judgment of justice filed.

C.L. Dalrymple vs T.S. Wilson, contest of election; order commanding the county clerk to count the ballots cast for recorder of deeds and make return to this court.

Michael J. Weinburg vs Moses Levy, bill in equity to dissolve partnership; bond of T.J. Delaney as receiver, with F.E. and O.M. Headley securities, filed and approved; oath of office as receiver filed; petition of receiver for order on Sheriff to turn over assetts in his hands filed; consent of parties to this suit filed; order that sheriff turn over property subject to the liens of the three executions levied by said sheriff on said property yesterday.

Amos Whitely, president, vs Springfield Implement and Buggy Co., ____ motion for judgment notwithstanding answer sustained, and judgment for plaintiff for debt and damages; first count, $368.50; second, $706.05; third, $175.20; fourth, $148.20; fifth, $232.90; sixth, $713.50.

Winters & Wright vs Gustin & Gustin, account; continued by agreement of parties.

In reassignment of H.L. Buck, B.T. King, assignee; report of special commissioner filed.

State ex rel. and to use of John Potter, collector, vs W.W. Thomas, delinquent taxes; dismissed at costs of defendant.

In reassignment of Cunningham & Murphy, James R. Vaughan, assignee; order to docket cause; bond of James R. Vaughan in sum of $8,000 as assignee, with James R. Bell, W.L. Atkinson and B.T. King as securities, filed and approved.

Agnes Judkins vs Miles Judkins, divorce; dismissed by plaintiff at his costs.

H.B. Clatlin & Co. vs Moses Levy and Levy & Weinberg, attachments; dismissed, on suggestion of the court, at plaintiff's costs.

Michael J. Weinberg vs Moses Levy, equity; now comes on to be heard the petition of Simon and Frank Rothschilds for leave to levy on and seize the stock of goods now in the hands of T.J. Delaney, receiver in this case, under a writ of attachment in case of Simon and Frank Rothschilds against said Levy & Weinberg, and the same being by court considered and heard, such leave to so attach and levy is by the court granted and the sheriff is ordered and permitted to so attach.

E.S. Jaffray & Co. vs Levy & Weinberg, attachment; order to file petition, bond and affidavit for attachment; order approving bond; order to issue writ of attachment.

Marshall Field & Co. and Hursh & Bro. vs same; same entries.

H.B. Claflin & Co. vs same, attachment; on suggestion of plaintiff judgment of dismissal set aside.

J.H. Balderson vs J.W. Hardesty, to cancel deed; bond for costs filed.

Headley Grocer Co. vs Henry Cordz, account; order to file petition and issue process.

G.D. Milligan & Son vs J.W. Doyle, note; same entry.

Mary J. Owen vs S.O. Franklin, replevin, appeal from justice of the peace, appeal dismissed by defendant.

T.S. Wilson vs J.J. Edmonson et al., partition; report of sheriff's sale filed and approved.

Samuel Price vs R. Latham, attachment; motion to retax costs sustained and costs retaxed as prayed.

Before Justice Chinn.

John Baker, Edward Martin, Frank Kelley, John Stephens, E. Brown, Erwin Smith, John Ellis and George Griffin were committed to jail yesterday by Justice Chinn on charge of vagrancy. All claimed to be from Kansas and Kansas City and were able-bodied with one exception.

DEATH'S DOING.
The Grim Monster Claims D.H. Holman and A.J. Vaughan.

Death has invaded the family circles of two estimable citizens and extinguished the leading lights. The many friends of D.H. Holman will regret to learn that he died Saturday afternoon about 6 o'clock at his home on South Campbell street, opposite Maple Park cemetery, of paralysis. The funeral took place this afternoon under auspices of United Lodge No. 5, A.F. and A.M. ev. Scruggs conducted the religious exercises, after which the remains were conveyed to Hazlewood Cemetery.
J.C. Evans, president of the State Horticultural Society, Harlem; E.A. Goodman, state secretary, Westport, and A. Nelson, president of the Laclede County Horticultural Society and a member of the state society, attended the funeral of D.S. Holman this afternoon, which took place in St. Paul M.E. church. Mr. Holman, we understand, was re-elected treasurer of the state society which met in Clinton last week.

BRIEF SKETCH OF HIS LIFE.
D.S. Holman was born in Tredell county, North Carolina, November 13, 1824, and was sixty-six years old at the time of his death. His parents, Lazarno and Elizabeth Holman, moved to Rutherford county, Tenn., when he was eight years old. After remaining there for a few years they moved to Missouri in 1837, settling in Franklin county, where David was educated in the county schools. He was licensed to preach for the M.E. Church, South, by the quarterly conference in the district embracing the city of St. Louis. He preached in the counties of Oregon, Crawford and Lafayette. For a time he was put upon the African mission and built a church for them. He came to Springfield, spent a year and then went to Jasper county. His health failing he engaged in the nursery business there in 1860. In 1864 he moved to Springfield and established one of the largest nurseries in this section. On December 14, 1856, he married Miss Mary, daughter of Ellwood B. James, of Carthage, an early settler of Jasper county, who served twenty years as county clerk. Four children were born of said marriage - Rosa E., Sudie L., David E. and Joy S. Deceased was a Royal Arch Mason, an officer of the State Horticultural Society, a Democrat and wrote extensively for the press under the non de plume of "Jot."

A.J. VAUGHAN.
Member of the Carpenters' Union, No. 377, died Sunday afternoon of typhoid fever, aged about 45, and will be buried in Hazlewood Cemetery tomorrow morning. Deceased leaves a wife and four children, all adults except one.

CRUSHED TO DEATH.
An Intoxicated Miner Mangled by a Train Saturday Night.

Last Saturday night a man named Pat Hogan, aged about fifty-five, while intoxicated attempted to cross the Frisco track and was struck by engine No. 4, knocked under the wheels and instantly killed. the body was horribly torn and mutilated and it is probable that he did not know anything about the accident. He had no family. An inquest is being held this afternoon at which it is likely that the above facts will embrace the substance of the testimony elicited, and it is also probable that no blame will attach to the railroad empoyes as the tragedy was from general report unavoidable. The body is at J.W. White's undertaking establishment where the inquest is being held.
Deceased worked in the water works and was not widely known. The remains will probably be interred tomorrow.

Thursday, December 18, 1890

Circuit Court.

T.S. Wilson et al vs J.J. Edmonson et al; sheriff files acknowledgment of deed.

Selz, Schwab & Co. vs Levy & Weinberg, attachment; order to file petition, affidavit and bond in attachment; order approving bond; order to issue process and attachment.

Michael J. Weinberg vs Mose Levy, bill in equity; permission to attach granted.

Dunlap, Lawton & Hall vs Levy & Weinberg, attachment; order to file petition; affidavit and bond in attachment; order approving bond and to issue attachment.

B. Bischof vs same; same entry.

Same vs Moses Levy; same entry.

Weicker & Reis vs same; same entry.

Articles and petition for incorporation of the Springfield Humane Society were filed.

H.B. Claflin & Co. vs Levy & Weinberg, attachment; application for sheriff to sell attached property.

William G. McLaughlin vs J.C. Dodson; motion for rule on sheriff to show cause why he does not make deed, etc.

Jane Seaton et al. vs F.M. Watson, petition; motion to set aside judgment and decree filed.

H.C. Sprinkle vs James Weller et al, equity; trial by court and decree subjecting the real estate described in petition to the lien of plaintiff; judgment for $565 and execution stayed for ninety days.

James Weller vs H.C. Sprinkle, damages; continued until next term for want of time to try same, case to be set for seventh day of next term.

Dora Miller vs William Miller, divorce; case heard and divorce granted on cross bill on payment of costs.

Chambers & Kennedy vs Levy & Weinberg; attachment; order to file petition, affidavit and bond; order approving bond and to issue process.

Mary Jones vs John M. Jones, divorce; decree of divorce to defendant and issues found against plaintiff on her bill and plaintiff's equity in the property found to be $300; judgment for plaintiff against defendant for that sum in cash, this to be in lieu of dower and all of plaintiff's rights in defendant's property and controverted property which was held by them; plaintiff found to own two cows, one calf, one sow and pigs, which she is permitted to take and remove; plaintiff awarded custody of child named Nora Bell, while the boys, George T. and Isaac W. Jones, are given defendant, each person to see them at reasonable times, etc.

Massey-Herndon Shoe Co. vs L.W. Keene, attachment; order to attach granted.

Bunker Bros. vs John A. Dygert et al., attachment; motion to dismiss as to garnishee.

T.S. Wilson et al. vs J.J. Edmondson et al., partition; order approving sale and sheriff's report of sale; order of sale of November 10, 1890, set aside; order of sale to sheriff.

James Seaton et al. vs F.M. Watson, partition; ordered that order and judgment requiring commissioners to report at present term of this court be so modified that said commissioners shall report at the next term of this court.

Albert Silberberg vs A.B. Crawford, bill of equity; motion for new trial overruled.

Peter Blackwell  et al. vs D.C. Blackwell et al., appeal from probate court; motion for new trial filed.

Ellen L. Cluskey et al. vs Peter Burns, ejectment; motion for new trial filed.

J.C. Dodson vs R.S. Lomax, to cancel deed; demrurer to amended petition filed.

C.H. Chappel et al. vs Albert Snyder et al.; Henry C. Young appointed guardian ad litem for minor defendant.

In re contempt of court of W.C. Roberts, juror, contempt; motion in arrest of judgment overruled.

Michael J. Weinberg vs Moses Levy, equity; motion to set aside order of December 8, 1890, permitting sheriff to seize and levy on property filed; motion to set aside same order, made December 14, 1890, filed; answer to amended petition.

A.L. Drew et al. vs T.J. Jenkins et al., ejectment; dismissed by plaintiff at their costs.

Michael J. Weinberg vs Moses Levy, bill in equity; application for permission to file petition of S. rothschilds & Co. filed and sustained.

William G. McLaughlin vs J.C. Dodson; motion for rule on sheriff to show cause why he does not make deed overruled.

George W. Burden vs L.C. Crutcher, damages; orders to docket and issue process.

H.O. Bunker vs J.W. Randles, ejectment; same entry as above.

Michael J. Weinberg vs Moses Levy, equity; ordered that the orders heretofore made permitting S. Rothchilds & Co. and Selz, Schwab & Co. to levy writs of attachments on property in hands of receiver be set aside; ordered that petition of T.J. Delaney to sell property in his hands be sustained and that said receiver sell in block all of said goods not heretofore levied on by the sheriff of Greene county on executions issued on the judgments heretofore rendered in this court in favor of the First National Bank of Springfield, the First National Bank of St. Louis, and the Citizens' Bank of Nevada; ordered that T.J. Delaney, receiver, relinquish the custody of those goods and effects to the sheriff which said sheriff had levied on under the above execution; T.J. Delaney, receiver, also ordered to sell property in his hands on same day that sheriff sells property levied on under the above executions and for cash in hand, and to give ten day's notice of time, place and terms of sale, to be published in some newspaper in Springfield.

Citizen's Bank of Nevada vs Moses Levy et al., confession of judgment; ordered that the sheriff, on sale of the goods levied on under execution herein, account to the receiver, T.J. Delaney, for any surplus received after satisfying said executions and costs. Same entries concerning the other two banks.

H.B. Claflin Co. vs Levy & Weinberg, attachment; petition to sell attached property overruled, it appearing that the goods are in the hands of the receiver.

W.H. Delzell vs E.P. Steen, attachment; sheriff allowed $2 per day for ten days for taking care of attached property.

Davis Planing Mill Co. et al. vs Annie L. Payne et al., equity; order to file petition and issue process.

L.A. McConnell et al. vs George B. Ramsey et al., note; same entry.

E.C. O'Day vs John Cooper, attachment; order to file petition; affidavit, approve bond and issue writ of attachment against plaintiff.

A.H. Julian vs John W. Harshbarger, attorney's fee; order to file petition and issue process.

Mary A. Payne vs William F. Payne, partition; order to docket cause and leave to amend petition by making George W. Custer, a party defendant, writ returnable at next term.

John Spicer vs Sadie Spicer, divorce; order to file petition and issue summons to sheriff of St. Louis for defendant.

J.F. Lamb vs J.D. Bush, account, appeal from justice of the peace; appeal granted and plaintiff given sixty days from date to file bill of exceptions.

Belle Young vs Christian Church, dower; motion for new trial overruled.

Same vs E.L. Weaver, dower; same entry.

Patsy Hayes vs J.C. Dodson, replevin; same entry.

G.P. Peale et al. vs Mary J. Robinson, administratrix, note; motion for new trial sustained and judgment set aside.

Belle Young vs C.W. Thrasher, appeal from probate court; motion for new trial overruled.

J.C. Rogers vs W.C. Johnson, two ejectment suits; order to file petitions and issue process.

Cole Manufacturing Co. vs William Jenkins, attachment; motion and amended motion for new trial on plea in abatement overruled.

Ellen L. Cluskey et al. vs Peter Burns, ejectment; motion for new trial overruled; plaintiff given until March 1, 1891, to file bill of exceptions.

S.A. and S.C. Haseltine vs W.A. Wilkerson, ejectment; motion for new trial overruled.

J.W. Williams vs J.W. Copeland et al., note, appeal from justice of the peace; trial by court and judgment for plaintiff for debt and damages, $61.56.

In re petition of Antiocle Cemetery Co. for incorporation; proforma decree of incorporation.

In re assignment of Cunningham & Murphy, James R. Vaughan assignee, assignment; inventory of assets filed; oath of appraisers filed; appraisement filed; petition for sale of property filed.

John Sjoberg filed declaration of intention to become a citizen of the United States.

Final papers of naturalization were granted John Johnson.

S.A. and S.C. Haseltine vs W.A. Wilkerson et al., ejectment; appeal granted to the supreme court and plaintiff given ten days in which to file appeal bond, to be approved by the clerk in vacation.

In re assignment of Cunningham & Murphy, James R. Vaughan assignee, assignment; petition for order of sale sustained.

Jane Seaton et al. vs M. Watson et al., partition; motion filed December 10, 1890; to set aside judgment and decree overruled.

Probate Court.

Estate of Andrew Coward et al., minors; order continuing settlements to January term, 1891, rescinded, and ordered that settlements be continued until the first regular term of 1892.

Inventory and appraisement approved in William Lamb estate.

Second annual settlement approved in Florence Bronson estate; order continuing settlement in said estate rescinded.

The will of Peter M. Merritt, of Ash Grove, made November 26th, 1889, J.W. Harshbarger and E.N. Smith attesting witnesses, was probated. All of the personal property, including household goods, furniture, fixtures, moneys, notes, etc., goes to his wife, Hester A. Merritt. She also has the benefit of the home place and is appointed executrix without bond. Letters were ordered issued to her.

The will of Charles W. Aikin was admitted to probate. Deceased formerly resided at Strafford. He first directs Frank Smith, executor, to take his insurance money and pay all claims on the lot where his shop stands; also all claims on the house and 40 acres of railroad land, after which the 40 acres are to be deeded to his youngest son, Arthur, of Decatur, Ill., in addition to the two lots above mentioned. The house, shop and lots are to be used by L.A. Webster, if he so desires, and he can have the use of the machinery for ten years by paying taxes thereon. All balance of moneys remaining, after paying all expenses, is to be sent to Arthur Aikins, in care of Frank Aikins, of Decatur, Ill. The will was made November 24, 1890, in the presence of W.G. Palmer and L.A. Webster. Frank Smith, executor, files bond of $3,000 and letters testamentary issued to him.

Estate of Robert Findley, minor; appointment of James Weller, curator, revoked because he failed to give bond. Estate ordered into hands of J.L. McCraw, public administrator.

W.D. Sheppard allowed $160.55 on note against J.M. Jarrett estate.

Bunker Bros. allowed $27.60 against S.H. Welch estate, Appleby & Rutherford $9.85 and M.A. Morris $121.30.

Estate of Wm. D. Alford, deceased; G.M. Alford, administrator, files bond of $500 and letters issued.

Estate of H.C. Young, deceased; executrix ordered to pay Belle Young, widow, $400 as her statutory allowance.

Dr. A.C. Williamson allowed $17.50 against Isaac Dyer estate.

Estate of Willamette R. Duffer, minor; Eli D. Williams, curator, files bond of $500, which is approved.

Estates of Ferd Weaver et al., minors; orders of continuances rescinded.

Estate of Nancy Fondren, deceased; continued till January term, 1891.

Probate Docket.

W.L. Mack, probate clerk, has completed the docket for January term and reports 138 cases. Court commences the first Monday in January and will be in session three weeks.

County Court.

D.L. Griffith appointed commissioner to complete title from Greene county of Pickwick Land Co.

The sheriff was ordered to burn all election ballots in the county clerk's office that are more than one year old.

D.L. Boyce ordered to give additional security on his school note.

The sheriff was commanded to levy upon, advertise and sell certain real estate mortgaged to Greene county for school money borrowed.

Road petitioned for by S.H. Irby ordered opened.

Preston Harris borrowed some school money.

Personal property assessed to Mrs. Luck Mack for 1889, amounting to $210, ordered stricken from tax books on account of double assessment.

Thursday, December 25, 1890

Circuit Court.

Patrick J. Cunningham vs. James Byrne, account; motion for new trial and to set aside judgment overruled.

S.J. Bunker vs. Sarah Meathers, to decree title; motion for new trial overruled.

David Anderson vs. A.P. Harwood, covenants of warranty; judgment for plaintiff for debt and damages, $142.50; motions for new trial and affidavit in support of same filed.

Veda E. Onstott vs. Louis Hughes, to quiet title; plaintiff's demurrer to answer sustained and defendant ordered to bring ejectment suit at next term of this court, or in default thereof plaintiff's title to be quieted.

The Foster Woolen Co. vs. H. Kanning, account; default entered against defendant; evidence hear for plaintiff and judgment for plaintiff for debt and damages, $119.25.

Michael J. Weinberg vs. Moses Levy, equity; motion filed by Rothschilds & Bro. to set aside orders and for new trial filed and overruled. Same motion in case of Selz, Schwab & Co.

State ex rel. and to use of John Potter, collector, vs. Joe Pollack and wife, special taxes; dismissed at costs of defendants by agreement of parties; costs paid.

Ordered that court adjourn until Friday January 2, 1891, at 9 o'clock a.m., and that the judge and clerk of this court do now attest the foregoing minutes of the present term of this court contained in minute books numbers 16 and 17 of the records of this court as the full, true and correct numbers of September term, 1890, in the circuit court of Greene county, Mo., up to this date.

County Court.

W.C. Crane made a report on approaches to iron bridge across Sac river on Kings' Point road.

N.G. Fulbright ordered to give new bond or settle his school note at once.

J.S. Cravens loaned $350 school money.

Following parties were ordered to give new bond on school loans, otherwise their property will be placed in hands of sheriff for collection: J.T. Farron, D.B. Gates, T.F. Jessup, Charles Mannel, T.A. McDaniel, N.H. Newbill and Mary E. Phillips.

Sheriff made return of the sale of Thomas McCall's property to secure school moneys, and the property having been purchased by C.M. Boon for $250, and the purchase money not paid, it was ordered that sheriff levy upon, advertise and sell same.

The accounts of George A. Owen and C.M. Bennett, road overseers, were allowed.

Frank Doan was ordered sent to insane asylum.

A large number of accounts were allowed.

Robert S. Crenshaw allowed $958.62 for grading bridge approaches. The sum of $270 was appropriated to pay for approaches to Sac river bridge.

James R. Bell was loaned some school funds.

Coroner Lohmeyer presented fee bills for holding inquests in three cases, and ex Coroner Paxson was allowed fee bills for inquests over the remains of Clarence Turner and Ben M. Samuels.

A. Demuth allowed $135.85 to pay for following parties at Nevada lunatic asylum: J.R. Rickets, $66.15; S.P. Tracy, $69.05; Eveline Eglene, $68; Matilda A. Gooch, $66.50.

The judges each drew $5 for nine days services.

J.H. Patton, J.E. Winfield and Thomas Barrett were appointed a jury in road petition for by James Pickering et al., to report the first Monday in January, 1891. The former jury failed to report.

W.W. Donham, circuit clerk, presented fee bills amounting to $2,629.85. Allowed.

Court will be in session today. The intention is to inspect bridges on the Sac near Ash Grove tomorrow.

Ordered that the valuation of lot 5, J.M. Richardson's addition, assessed to John D. Ray for $750, be reduced to $250.

Lot assessed to Ben Kersey for $2,700 reduced to $2,000.

Thomas Schofield's lot in Grove Hill addition reduced from $500 to $300.

After allowing several accounts court adjourned until tomorrow morning.

Probate Court.

Estate of Mary Bunnel, minor; William Hanse_  _______ curator and bond of $100 approved.

Estate of James Murphy, deceased; John C. Murphy granted letters and required to give bond of $250.

Estate of James W. Inman, deceased; will filed for probate, and it appearing that E.B. Buckles, one of the attesting witnesses thereto, is a resident of Crawford county, Ark., it is ordered that commission be issued to some officer authorized to take depositions of said Buckles in relation to the execution of said last will.

Estate of Nathan Bray, deceased; exceptions to final settlement heretofore filed continued to next regular term.

Estate of D.S. Holman, deceased; waiver of right to administer upon said estate filed by Mrs. Holman and heirs; application of J.F. Bryan for letters filed, granted and bond of $5,000 approved.

Estate of William E. Gorman, final settlement of curator approved and curator discharged.

Final settlement approved in estate of C.M. Phillips and curator discharged.

Estate of Henry C. Young, deceased; motion filed to set aside order allowing widow her $400 statutory allowance heard and overruled; motion filed to have court make an order of distribution of assets among the heirs continued to January term, 1891.

A.C. Williamson vs estate of Isaac Dyer, deceased; affidavit for appeal granted and bond of $25 approved.

Estate of James Parten, deceased; final settlement heretofore filed approved and executor discharged.

Estate of Harriet Holmes, deceased; R.G. Porter filed an account against said estate, and, there being no co-administrator, it is ordered that W.C. Price be appointed administrator ad litem to defend said suit.

R.G. Porter allowed $12.80 against estate of H. Holmes.

Estate of J.B.F. Jennings, deceased; bond of $1,800 approved and letters granted to Malinda Jennings.

First annual settlement approved in estate of Belle Hardin.

Estate of C.D. McAdams, deceased; motion heretofore filed to require administrator to give additional bond sustained, and bond of $2,500 ordered to be given with sufficient security.

Caught by Cupid.

George L. Wiley and Sarah C. Bennett, both of Plainfield, this county.

Robert A. Cassey, of Phillipsburg, Laclede county, and Julia Edmisten, Springfield.

J.F. Robertson and Eila May Blythe, both of this city.

Henry T. Grunburg, Springfield, and Clare A. Fris_[Frisk?], Mountain Grove, Wright county.

Recognizance Forfeited.

The preliminary examination of Con Connelly, charged with grand larceny, did not take place yesterday before Justice Fath, as was expected. Connelly was under $300 bond for his appearance, therefore recognizance was forfeited and a warrant place in the hands of Constable Shackelford. Defendant is charged with stealing $105 from Thomas Riley. It is said Connelly was drunk at the time the offense was committed.

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Source:
Microfilm, Springfield Weekly Leader; Nov. 6, 1890 - Nov. 12, 1891; The Library Center, Springfield, Greene County, Missouri; obtained November 4, 2005.


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