Thursday, November 6, 1890
A Terrible Fall.
About 3:30 this afternoon Giles Cliffton, engineer in charge of the elevators
in the Baker block, stepped onto the freight elevator, which was then at the
third story, which without warning gave way and he fell to the earth. He is
They Were Convicted.
The Pittman brothers who were arrested some time ago, in this city, for
stealing horses from Carroll county, Ark., have been convicted at Fort Smith.
Ever glad and willing to lend pleasure to their fair friends, the Pickwick
gave one of their most delightful informal hops on Thursday evening, Mr.
Williams played in his usual melodious strain and lured the merry throng on to
the dance, and thus they whiled the hours away, tripping the graceful measures
on the snowy canvased floor. There has been, for a few days, rather a dearth of
dancing parties so that the party on Thursday evening seemed all the more joyous
for the season wherein this joy had been lacking. The occassion being strictly
informal, the ladies wore street or reception toilets and looked their sweetest
and best to honor their hosts most pleasant entertainment. Thos present were:
Messrs. and Mesdames F.H. Grubbs, Misses Clara Jones, Lizzie McDaniel, May
Sheppard, Mabel Woolley, Alma Onstott, Belle Ellis, Nora Aumoth, Lizzie Parish,
Bessie Robberson, Annay Williams, Messrs. E.H. Dyer, T.H. Scudder, Robert
Andrews, Xavier Heer, Chas. Parker, Ed Powers, Geo. Tefft, Henry Hornsby, J
Desbonne, Ed Drake, F.P. Chandler, Jack Russell, Dick Johnson, Homer McEthany,
Chas. Ewing, Tom Williams, E.L. Herndon, Ashby Sims.
Thursday, November 13, 1890
Emma E. McDaniel vs H.L. Buck, F.E. Headley and T.J. Delaney, appeal from
justice of the peace; trial by court and judgment; forst count, $87.50; judgment
for defendant second count.
Same vs. same; trial by court and judgment for plaintiff for $89.
Same vs. same; suit dismissed at cost of plaintiff.
Same vs. same; trial by court and judgment against defendant for $36.65.
Sheriff acknowledged deeds in a number of cases.
A.L. Wenton & Co. vs G.W. Hollman, account, appeal from justice of the peace;
jury find issues for plaintiff and assess damages at $40.10.
Amanda Wells vs B.F. Rathbone, appeal from justice of the peace; appeal
E.D. Parce et al., vs John L. McCraw, equity; decree to plaintiff as prayed
The Eagle Machine Works vs W.H. Pursely, contract; motion for costs sustained
and plaintiff given until next term of court and case continued.
Benjamin Tenner vs M.C. Elliott, appeal from justice of the peace; judgment
for plaintiff for debt and damages, $18.50, against appellant and securities.
Sallie Leighton et al. vs Mrs. Belle Young, appeal from justice of the peace;
motion to dismiss appeal sustained.
Sherman Wiley vs John Haney, appeal from justice of the peace; motion to
dismiss appeal overruled and case continued by consent of parties.
Mrs. Sarah Russell vs James M. Farlin, appeal from justice of the peace;
judgment for plaintiff for costs.
William Schweider vs Joe Kirby, appeal from justice of the peace; judgment
for plaintiff for $26.15.
S.H. Epley vs H.F. Fellows et al., tresspass on case; plaintiff takes
non-suit as to second count of petition.
F.A. Miner, public administrator, etc., vs W.L. Johnson, appeal from justice
of the peace; dismissed at costs of plaintiff for want of prosecution.
Schawb[Schwab?] Clothing Co. vs. Jake Rothschild, account; judgment for
plaintiff for $1,564.
J.H. Duncan vs W.H. Wade, libel; dismissed by plaintiff at his costs.
Greene County vs S.H. Horine et al., equity; continued by consent of parties.
William Martindale vs C.B. Holland, ejectment; continued by consent of
John Potter, county collector, has instituted suits against a large number of
delinquent taxpayers and expects to file about a thousand suits in the next few
Jacob McLaughlin vs Erwin Ellis; continued until next term as per
Milligan & Son vs D.A. Robertson et al., account; continued by consent.
Cunningham Bros. vs T.M. Kinney, attachment; set by agreement of parties for
December 1, 1890.
Ollie Brewster vs Arch Brewster, divorce; dismissed at costs of plaintiff for
want of prosecution.
John L. McCraw, public administrator, etc, vs T.C. Hotteman, appeal from
justice of the peace; trial by court and judgment for plaintiff for $54.50, debt
C.J. McMaster vs W.E. Drum, note; dismissed by plaintiff at his costs, and
plaintiff permitted to withdraw instrument sued on.
George W. Elkins vs. D.E. Morrow, injunction; temporary writ of injunction
ordered to issue upon condition that plaintiff files bond of $2,500, to be
approved by court; order to issue writ of summons, returnable at next term for
Peter Blackwell et al. vs D.C. Blackwell, administrator, etc., appeal from
probate court; trial by court and judgment that sale of land under order of
probate court be approved and that appellant pay the costs.
Estate of Barthlow Ballard, minor; ordered that curator pay Mrs. Minerva
Ballard $12 for board of said ward for two months.
Henry Bros. & Thomas allowed $13.70 against Nelson Wallace estate.
Estate of William Kelley, minor; W.T. Chiles appointed curator and bond of
Estate of John Morelock, minor; William D. Lamb, former curator, having died,
the estate is ordered into the hands of the public administrator. Same entry in
estate of Emma Morelock.
Estate of George Morelock, minor; ordered into the hands of public
administrator; executors of former curator ordered to make settlement with
successor of deceased. Same entries in estate of Baker and Harry Morelock.
Estate of May G. Lovan, minor; appointment made and bond taken by clerk in
vacation examined and approved. Same entry in estate of Emma Lovan.
Rose Langston selected curator of James W. Langston estate and ordered to
give $2,000 bond.
Estate of John J. and Fred Kassler, minors; report of sale of real estate
filed, approved and deed ordered.
Estate of James Parton, deceased; final settlement filed; balance due
Estate of William Hopkins, deceased; widow selects the personal property of
the estate at appraised value of $302.65 on account of $400 allowance of
Estate of M.H. Mack, deceased; final settlement filed October 6th, 1890,
examined; balance due administrator, $33.23; settlement approved and
Estate of Roger Q. Banfield, minor; A.J. Murray, curator, files resignation,
which is accepted; J.S. Owen selected guardian and curator and bond of $1,400
approved; balance, $654.90.
Estate of S.H. Welch, deceased; action of clerk in vacation in taking bond
and issuing letters of administration approved; inventory approved.
Sophia J. Hagewood allowed $274.97 against estate of Mary Reynolds, deceased.
Springfield Hardware Co. allowed $12.32 against W.D. Pickel estate.
Estate of Robert L. Campbell, minor; ordered that curator expend $100 per
month for support until further order.
Appraisement approved in estate of S.H. Welch.
Malinda Jennings granted letters of administration on estate of J.B. Jennings
and bond of $1,800 ordered.
Action of clerk in taking bond and granting letters of administration on
estate of Lemuel Grissom approved.
Estate of Mary B. Young, formerly McDaniel; final settlement filed, approved
and curator discharged.
First annual settlement approved in Clarence L. Miner estate; balance,
Final settlement filed, approved and curator discharged in Mauda[Manda]
Estate of John M. Cheeseman, deceased; administrator discharged.
J.L. Holland allowed $4,287 on notes against J.M. Jarrett estate.
Estate of S.H. Welsh[Welch?], deceased; William Herbert allowed $5.
Estate of Chauncey H. Clark, minor; leave given guardian to withdraw bond, as
the previous order was set aside.
Estate of John H. Boyts, deceased; first annual settlement approved; balance
Estate of Chauncey H. Clark, minor; Gertrude A.H. Clark appointed guardian of
person and estate of said minor; bond of $12,000 ordered. Same entry in Clarence
Estate of Marshall Nichols et al., minors; report of sale of real estate
filed, approved and deed ordered.
Estate of Nancy Fondren, deceased; final settlement filed; balance due in
cash and notes, $968.
The following bids were received for building approaches to a bridge across
Sac river, but no action taken: John H. Sparks, of St. Joseph, $3.50 per lineal
foot; Robert S. Crenshaw, Springfield, $26 per cubic yard for the embankment.
Henry Tuter allowed $3.32, beef for alms house.
John Kelley granted dramshop license.
The accounts of the various judges and clerks of election, aggregating about
$1,000, were allowed.
William J. Porter, W.A. McElhaney, and George T. Frazier constables-elect in
Clay, Wilson and Center townships, presented their bonds, which were approved.
Real estate assessed to G.B. Adams ordered stricken from the list on account
of double assessment.
Bonds of Samuel Wood, treasurer-elect, in sums of $24,000, $60,000 and
$50,000, with E.T. Robcerson, L.H. Murray, Lee Holland, A.R. Fearn and J.T. Keet
securities, presented and approved. The clerk was authorized to issue a
commission to Mr. Woods.
Miss Annie Mooney, stenographer for criminal court, allowed $60 for six days'
Bennett & O'Keefe granted dramshop license.
Ordered that the bonds of constables-elect of Wilson and Clay townships be
rescinded and that they be required to give bonds in sums not less than $400.
Bond of August Lohmeyer, coroner-elect, for $1,000, with Andrew Eisenmayer,
L.F. Pipkin, Thomas Hargreaves, J.C. Reese and William Naegler securities,
E.E. Colby allowed $46.50 and W.T. Zink $91.10 for services.
A. Demuth, county clerk, filed certificate of abstract of vetes restraining
stock from running at large, which was ordered spread on the records. All the
propositions carried by good majorities.
It is believed that an order will be made tomorrow requiring J.W. McCullah,
treasurer, to make his settlement without delay and vacate in favor of his
Four Unhappy Persons Asking to be Unyoked by Judge Hubbard.
The following parties have recently instituted divorce suits for January term
of circuit court:
Alvin W. vs Lizzie J. Barry. This couple were married in Manchester, New
Hampshire, June 2d, 1861, and lived together until about November 1st, 1889;
that on or about the 2d of July, 1889, she deserted him without reasonable cause
and is now residing in Michigan.
Hettie Peek married her husband, George, about October 27th, 1886, and
alleges that he abandoned her on September 1st, 1889. She also states that he
beat, wounded, cursed and ill treated her, to the extent of endangering life.
Plaintiff asks the custody of Basil, her three-year old son.
Katie Odell alleges that her husband, Alex., whom she married in Greene
county May 18th, 1886, abandoned her on or about June 15th, 1888, and she has no
knowledge of his whereabouts. Two children were born of said marriage - Harry,
aged three years, and Stella, two years old - for whose care and custody she
Ezra N. Kirkham charges his wife, Jane, with being quarrelsome and says that
in July, 1889, she threatened to kill him. She also conspired with other persons
to kill him and in 1888 practiced a deception on him, causing him to expend
$200. He also alleges abandonment and other misdemeanors.
Thursday, November 20, 1890
The Bank of Springfield was allowed $125 for three months rent of room for
use of United States court from November 1, 1890 to February 1, 1891.
Following accounts were allowed:
M. Bowerman, services...$15.00.
O.B. Smith, services...$15.00.
H.G. Mullings, services...$15.00.
A. Demuth, postage stamps...$4.00.
E.W. Osborn, waiting on election...$1.00.
Samuel Little, rent...$5.00.
Road petitioned for by J.P. McCraw et al., ordered opened.
Ordered that the sums of money paid into the treasurery by W.B. Singery in
the road case of W.B. Singer et al., as damages in said case, and due C.W.
Garoutte, Albert White and Mrs. Lovett, be paid over to said parties by the
M. Schoner & Co. granted a dramshop license.
Bond of J.H. Shackelford, constable of Campbell township, approved.
Adjourned until Monday, 24th inst.
Belle Young vs C.W. Thrasher, executor; appeal from probate court; trial by
court and judgment of the probate court sustained.
W.H. Delzell vs E.P. Stein, attachment; default entered against defendant;
judgment for plaintiff for debt and damage, $334.95.
Belle Young vs C.W. Thrasher, appeal from justice of the peace; evidence
heard and case taken under advisement.
R.S. Lomax vs John Wallace et al., equity; continued by consent of parties.
J.S. Boarman vs G.R. Corey, attachment; motion to dismiss case for want of
jurisdiction; continued by consent.
Joe W. Jones vs same; same entry.
Dora Miller vs William Miller, divorce; dismissed at cost of plaintiff for
want of prosecution.
Ada D. Freeman vs William W. Freeman, divorce; cross bill and answer filed.
Wood, Brown & Co. vs G.H. Luedde, account; judgment for plaintiff nil dicit
for debt and damages, $215.46.
Ed C. O'Day vs Benjamin Miller, attachment; bond for attachment approved.
Wolf & Kraemer Furniture Co. vs B. Zwang, attachment; jury trial; issues
found for plaintiff.
Levica Bruce was granted a divorce from her husband, William, awarded custody
of child and maiden name of Armstrong restored.
Catherine Musick vs Thomas H. Music, divorce; decree for plaintiff and for
$200 alimony, payable now to meet expenses of this suit and for $30 per month,
payable monthly to plaintiff until court shall otherwise order; custody of
children awarded plaintiff, but defendant is allowed to see them at reasonable
James T. Murray vs E.P. Skeen, account; judgment for plaintiff for debt and
Lou B. Ingraham, of Walnut Grove, was divorced from her husband, Frank, and
immediately secured license to marry another man.
E.D. Thomas vs Mrs. W.H. McCann, foreclosure; continued as on affidavit of
defendant and at her costs by agreement of parties.
Springfield Buggy company vs Ira Rosback, account on attachment; dismissed by
plaintiff at it's costs.
R.L. McElhaney et al., vs H.F. Fellows, equity; continued by agreement until
November 19, 1890.
Ordered that the sheriff summon twenty-four men qualified to serve on the
regular panel of jurors for this term of court.
A.J. Jordan vs Thompson Manufacturing Company, account; judgment for
plaintiff for debt and damages, $165.85.
Fraatz Toy and Notion Company vs same, account; judgment for plaintiff for
debt and damages, $70.80.
Wolf & Kraemer Furniture Company vs B. Zwang, account on attachment; judgment
for plaintiff for debt and damages, $326.12; also judgment for plaintiff for
$309.43; ordered for exe-_____ __ ________ ________.
The sheriff was ordered to purchase twenty-four good chairs for use of court
The sheriff returned into court the following named persons to serve on the
regular panel of jurors at this term of court: L.K. Anderson, J.P. Allen, J.D.
Cooper, J.W. Jones, R.B. Morris, W.T. Zink, W.P. Dabbs, Hugh Shultz, C.
Driscoll, H.S. Carson, W.H. Culp, J.B. Tatlow, B.M. Hudnall, W.H. Hopkins, C.W.
Smith, J.P. Edwards, S.J. Gott, W.C. Roberts, R.W. Levan, A.D. Shelby, J.G.
Flanary, M.W. Hooper, Allen Johnson and A.J. Rountree.
Minnie S. Ketchum et al. vs W.J. Fowler et al., attachment on note; jury
trial and issues found for defendant; judgment sustaining attachment and trial
on the merits set for Monday, 15th inst., by agreement of parties.
Cole Manufacturing Company vs William Jenkins, account on attachment; motion
to strike out plea in abatement overruled.
E.H. Grabill vs W.F. Albright, note; judgment for plaintiff nil dicit for
debt and damages, $297.20.
G.P. Peale et al. vs same; note; judgment for plaintiff nil dicit for debt
and damages, $305.65.
Cole Manufacturing Company vs William Jenkins, account on attachment; jury
being unable to finish are respited until Saturday morning at 9 o'clock.
S.J. Lang vs S.G. Allen, note; judgment for plaintiff for $127.10, debt and
D.B. Williams vs Frisco Railway Co., damages; case set for December 12, 1890.
A number of cases against the Thompson Manufacturing Co. were ordered docket.
May Blackburn vs John Blackburn, divorce; decree for plaintiff on payment of
Annie McLaughlin vs Jerome Dickerson, injunction; dismissed by plaintiff at
Cole Manufacturing Co. vs William Jenkins, account on attachment; jury trial
and issues found for plaintiff.
Rhoda C. Harding vs E.W. Harding, divorce; decree granted January 28, 1889,
on payment of costs; costs paid November 17, 1890; decree now for then.
William G. Joyner vs Frisco railroad company, damages; application to sue as
a poor person overruled and plaintiff given until December 3, 1890, to file bond
Stephen Johnston vs Springfield Furniture Manufacturing Co., note;
stipulations and agreement to continue case filed.
Ed V. Williams vs Daniel J. Sweeney, account, appeal from justice of the
peace, motion to affirm overruled.
Leon Blum et al vs A.P. Harris, note; obligation for costs filed and
Mary S. Milton vs Nancy B. Fitch et al., assignment of dower; continued by
agreement of parties.
Frisco Railway Company vs John J. Beasley, foreclosure; continued on
application of plaintiff.
John E. Hancock vs Sarah M. Hancock, divorce; dismissed for want of
prosecution at costs of plaintiff.
T.A. Sherwood vs W.T. Horton, ejectment; order to file petition and issue
Belle Young vs C.W. Thrasher, appeal from probate court; motion for a new
D.B. Williams vs Frisco Railway Co, damages; deposition for plaintiff opened
and filed by order of court.
____ Berg vs William Berg, divorce; dismissed by plaintiff at her cost.
Lydia A. Salts vs Alexander Salts divorce; same entry as above.
A.S. Cavin & Son vs Swain & Swain, attachment; certified up by justice for
jurisdiction; order to sell attached property.
R. Marsh vs Charles Chrisman, attachment on account, appeal from justice of
the peace; order to sell attached property.
Bank of Springfield vs R.L. McElhany, note; order to issue alias writ
directed to sheriff of Greene county, returnable January term, 1891.
David F.[E.] Dill vs City of Springfield, replevin, appeal from justice of
the peace; dismissed by agreement of parties at cost of city.
Martha J. Ragsdale vs John O'Day, dower, motion by defendant to require
security for costs.
Partnership estate of Miller & Eccleston; petition filed to sell the equity
of redemption in lot 14, block 2, Hobart's third addition; order made to sell,
either public or private.
Inventory and appraisement approved in Shadrick Taylor estate.
Inventory approved in Mary Reynolds' estate.
Final settlement approved in Eva Kassler estate and curator discharged.
Inventories approved in estates of John J. and Fred Kassler.
Estate of John Killingsworth, deceased; G.F. Killingsworth files application
for letters of administration and ordered to give $3,000 bond.
Estate of Mary E. Simpson, minor; curator's bond for $2,000 approved. Same
entry in James W. Simpson estate.
Estate of William Hopkins, deceased; final settlement approved; balance due
$1,012.49; ordered distributed.
Estate of Charlotte B. Sprague, deceased; the court finds that Henry C.
Sprague was duly appointed executor of said estate by the probate court of
Wyandotte county, Kas.
Estate of Hans Frederick Johannsen, deceased; will admitted to probate;
letters testamentary granted to Margaret J. Johannsen, widow, without bond.
Estate of Nancy K. Keesee, deceased; letters of administration granted Samuel
M. Keesee and bond of $500 approved.
Estate of William Hopkins, deceased; final receipts filed and administrator
Estates of Louiella, George, Baker, John, Emma and Harry Morelock, minors;
final settlements approved showing small balances.
Estate of Josiah Zink, deceased; annual settlement approved and executor
ordered to sell certain real estate.
The supreme court has passed on the following Greene county cases:
Maus, appellant, vs city of Springfield, respondent; Greene county; reversed
First National Bank of Springfield, respondent, vs W.H. Skeen, appellant;
motion to substitute denied.
First National Bank of Springfield, respondent, vs W.A. Skeen, appellant;
Greene county; affirmed.
Barry County News.
Seligman, Mo., Nov. 18. - Beautiful sunshine in the latter days of autumn.
The Farmers' News, of Exeter, now comes all home print.
The public school building at Monett will be completed in December.
Mathew Arnold of near Seligman, who has been deranged for many years, died a
few days ago.
John Brock, of Waterville, Douglas county, Washington, is visiting relatives
in this county.
Mr. and Mrs. DeForrest, who have been stopping at Purdy some time, departed
for their home in New York last week.
S.J. Cardine, of Monett, has gone to Utah seeking a future home in the far
The McCann Bros. and Henry Murray, of Seligman, are touring through the
Indian Territory this week viewing the country.
Mrs. H.S. Gordon, of Exeter, has returned from a visit in the east.
B.A. Gamen, living near Washburn, was hurt very badly by a runaway team not
Lewis and Albert Kirk, of Cassville, have gone to Washington, where they will
make their home.
Henry Briscoe and Arthur Antle, who left this county some years ago for
California, are visiting friends at Exeter.
The sweeping Democratic victory means the dawing[dawning] of a new era of
peace and plenty. No wonder Col. Mangas, of the Seligman Sunbeam, wears a huge
Springfield the Best Place for Health and for Business.
Three years ago John Coombs and family left Springfield for Lawrenceburg, in
Lawrence county, expecting to make a fortune in a short time, but while the
people down there are pleasant, the land is not up to the modern standard of
excellence such as that which surrounds Springfield. Mr. Coombs was restless
during the whole period of his absence, and his affection for the old home was
so strong upon him that he pined, and it is alleged that he "fell off." The home
influence grew upon him and now he has returned and established himself and
family at the McMillan place on East Walnut street. The improvement in the
bright faces of this charming family is already noticeable, and Mr. Coombs says
that he does not care for any town now, except Springfield, and he is disposed
to spend the rest of his days here.
Thursday, November 27, 1890
For good and sufficient reason W.G. Roberts was excused from further service
on the petit jury.
John Clark, a subject of the queen of England, filed declaration to become a
citizen of the United States.
Mary E. Baynham vs J.C. Dodson, replevin; order to issue writ of summons,
returnable at January term, 1891.
Ordered that W.C. Roberts appear Monday next and show cause why he should not
be punished for contempt of ________several illegible words________ I.
Sherman for showing a paper to a jury.
E.G. Wadlow was substituted on the petit jury in place of W.C. Roberts.
S.H. Epley vs H.F. Fellows et al., trespass on the case; jury failed to agree
and were discharged; case continued until next term by consent of parties.
Brooks & Fenton vs Charles Tied, account on attachment; judgment for
plaintiff for $269.
E.B. Hayden vs F.J. Curran et al., continued by agreement.
Patrick J. Cunningham vs H. Kenning[Kanning], account; trial by court and
judgment for plaintiff for debt and damages, $554.22.
Kamnixer, Prinz & Co. vs Jake Rothschild & Co., account; judgment for
plaintiff for debt and damages, $553.
A.c. Evans Manufacturing Co. vs Springfield Implement and Buggy Co., account;
continued by agreement of parties.
Martha J. Ragsdale vs John O'Day, dower; motion to secure costs overruled;
case set for December 15th, 1890.
William E. Cook & Co. vs William Jenkins, account on attachment; stipulations
and case continued.
H.P. Cleft vs Frank Lay, partition; dismissed by plaintiff at his costs.
W.M. Weaver vs John Harlan, venue from Jasper county; case set for December
W.W. Kimball & Co. vs H.W. Cockerill, replevin; dismissed at costs of
Plaintiff, having been personally settled by parties.
Mary Price, nee Danforth, vs Isaac Price, divorce; continued on application
City of Springfield vs N.W. Fellows, ejectment; dismissed by plaintiff at its
S.W. McLaughlin vs John W. Jump et al., appeal from justice of the peace;
appeal dismissed by appellant.
Minerva Morrow et al. vs Enoch Plummer; continued until next term and to be
set on second day of next term.
An election was held to elect a special judge during the sickness of Judge
Hubbard. T.J. Delaney was chosen and entered upon his duties.
Sue W. Huddleston vs Thomas Y. Huddleston, divorce; trial by court and decree
for plaintiff on payment of costs, maiden name changed.
R.C. Forrester vs W.A. Camp, account; jury being unable to agree are
Sue E. Campbell vs H.H. Campbell et al., partition; commissioner's report
approved; W.C. Price allowed $250 as attorney, to be taxed as costs.
Mrs. S.H. Noblet vs the Western New York Preserving Co., attachment;
dismissed at costs of defendant by agreement of parties.
J.M. Stewart vs City of Springfield, damages; bond for costs filed.
A.J. Chadwell and William Florence were fined for contempt of court in not
B.A. Brunson[Bronson] vs George D. Houston; motion by S.W. McLaughlin to
quash execution overruled.
Sue E. Campbell vs P.H. Campbell, partition; commissioner's report filed.
Ed V. Williams vs David J. McSweeny, account, appeal from justice of the
peace; jury trial and judgment against defendant and securities for $8.
Sterling G. Robinson vs James K. Gilmore, account; motion to require security
for costs overruled.
H.G. Lipps vs James H. Rollston, account; appeal from justice of the peace;
judgment against defendant and securities for costs by agreement of parties.
Dora Miller vs William Miller, divorce; costs having been paid case
reinstated on the docket.
T.J. Delaney is still acting judge.
John C. Day, sheriff elect, files bond in sum of $25,000, which is approved.
The securities are George S. Day, H.C. Tompkins, J.W. Powers, W.T. Bigbee and R.
A.G. Johnson vs W.F. Payne; sheriff's deed acknowledged.
James Hester vs R.M. Hester, attachment; dismissed by plaintiff at his costs.
F.M. Goddard et al, vs City of Springfield, damages; J.W. Peacher, W.H.
Pipkin and John L. Agnew appointed commissioners, to report at present term of
Mary Sanford has instituted divorce proceedings against her husband, William,
for January term. They were married in Greene county May 1st, 1885, and lived
together until December 30th, 1888, when she alleges he failed to support
herself and two infants and has been absent ever since.
In re contempt of W.C. Roberts for receiving a certain paper in jury room,
etc., contempt of court; trial by court and W.C. Roberts found guilty of
contempt and fined $20 and costs; motion for new trial filed.
In re contempt of John L. Sherman for handing a certain paper to a juror,
etc.; consideration of proceedings adjourned and continued until Monday next,
December 1st, 1890.
H.Y. Schell vs Henry Scholten, account; appeal from justice of the peace;
jury trial and issues found for defendant; judgment, accordingly against
appellant and securities for costs.
John Johnson vs W.D. Crothers, appeal from justice of the peace; dismissed at
costs of plaintiff for want of prosecution.
Estate of William Klein, deceased; continued till January term, 1891.
Estate of Princess Annie Klein, minor; same entry.
Partnership estate of Bynfaster & Lambeth; final settlement of Julia Lambeth,
administratrix of J.W. Lambeth, former administratrix of partnership estate,
filed, approved and administratrix discharged.
Estate of J.W. Lambeth, deceased; final settlement heretofore filed approved
and administratrix discharged.
Estate of M.P. Robberson, deceased; settlement continued till January term,
James Hayes allowed $10 against H.F. Johannson estate; J.W. Mack also allowed
Estate of Clara L. Danforth et al.; petition of curator for authority to
purchase home for minors granted.
Estate of Edwin Mills et al.; settlement continued to first regular term in
the year, 1892.
Estate of George W. Bennett; alias order of publication for sale of real
Estate of John Jones, deceased; administration discontinued for want of
Ely Paxton allowed $80 against estate of H.F. Johannson.
Estate of Albert J. Zimmerman, deceased; final settlement of Thomas N.
Wilkerson on resignation filed and approved.
Estate of Robert L. Fondren, minor; bond of P.H. Smith, curator, approved.
D.D. Denton allowed $21 against H.F. Johannson estate; S.A. Joh____ ___,
________, $10; Townsend Shoe Co. $6.25; inventory and appraisement filed and
approved; widow's statutory allowance of $400 granted; also $600 for first
Estate of James W. Grantham, deceased; Mary E. Grantham, widow, files refusal
of letters and an order was made turning over the property to her.
Estate of Isaac Dyer, deceased; claim of S.A. and S.C. Haseltine for $300
disallowed and costs taxed against plaintiffs.
Executor discharged in estate of W.H. Cobb.
John L. McCraw, public administrator, ordered to take charge of Rachel
Estate of W.H. McAdams, minor; curator ordered to increase bond to $25,000;
bond filed and approved.
Estate of John H. Boyts, deceased; settlement filed November 8th, 1890,
Estate of James W. and Mary E. Simpson, minors; petition of curator for sale
of real estate belonging to curators filed.
Estate of William Gneedig, deceased; deed approved to sale of real estate.
Estate of S.H. Welch, deceased; S.A. Brown & Co. allowed $53.94; J.A. Hook
also allowed $65.55.
Curator discharged in estates of George Morelock et al.
Roads petitioned for by James Johnson and J.P. McCraw ordered opened.
The county clerk was ordered to send $11 to the Nevada asylum to pay for a
suit of clothes for Charles Long, an inmate.
Ordered that a warrant be drawn on the poor fund for $37.50 in favor of J.D.
Peers, treasurer of the Board of Associated Charities, for the month of
Greene County vs R.D. Rightmire; report of sale of real estate approved.
W.C. Crane, of Ash Grove, was permitted to rent a house situated on lots 9
and 10, block D, Bentley & Wilson's addition to Ash Grove, for one month at a
J.L. Agnew renews his dramshop license for six months.
The following constables, recently elected, presented bonds, which were
approved: A.M. Hall, Robberson township; T.J. Bearden, Boone; W.T. Hays, Pond
Creek; William J. Porter, Clay; W.A. McElhany, Wilson; B. Wilkerson, Washington;
William J. Russell, Cass; H.L. Fallins, Franklin; W.H. Kime, Murray; H.T. Bowen,
T.F. Spragins, county clerk, filed bond in sum of $15,000, with H.A. Noe, W.H.
Noe, Will W. Coover, T. Rose, A.S. Grove, R.A. Gamble, John Goodin, P.L.
Anderson and Thomas Yeakely securities. Approved.
Bond of Thomas S. Wilson, recorder of deeds, for $5,000, filed and approved.
The securities are Thomas J. Delaney, D.M. Evans, B.F. Dennis and T.B. Ward.
Robert S. Crenshaw was awarded the contract for constructing a completing
approaches to the Sac river bridge. Bond of $1,800 for faithful performance of
the work approved.
John Potter, county collector, was ordered to receipt S. Dingeldin in full
for year 1890 on lot 1, Ruth Fulbright's addition on valuation of $1,500 on
account of destruction of brewery by fire.
Brown & Murphy renewed their dramshop license for six months.
C.M. Bennett, road overseer of district 24, was ordered to notify the
road-masters of the Springfield and Southern branch of the Frisco railroad and
the Fort Scott & Gulf railroad to put in crossings where said roads cross public
road petitioned for by Lewis Stephens et al., running due north from the
Microfilm, Springfield Weekly Leader; Nov. 6, 1890 - Nov. 12, 1891; The Library Center, Springfield, Greene County, Missouri; obtained
November 4, 2005.