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Greene County, Missouri
October, 1890

 

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Thursday, October 2, 1890

Barry County News.

Seligman, Mo., Sept. 28. - Improvements continue all over the county.

A. Ashcraft, of Seligman, left for Kansas last week.

There is to be a new brick built in Cassville this fall.

Mr. McClay, the chicken man of Seligman, has returned from New Orleans where he had been with a cargo of fouls.

Jesse Milton, of Cassville, returned last week from a visit to Wright county.

C.U. Edwards, a permanent lawyer of Seligman, departed for Sulphur Springs, Ark., last week, where he will engage in business.

Henry McCary, who was once representative of this county, is now very ill at his home near Cassville.

J.O.F. Beasley, of Exeter, lately sold his farm, near that place, for $4,800.

D.L. Mitchell of Cassville is visiting in Pennsylvania and Georgia. He expects to be gone several weeks.

The anti-Wade men are thick in this county. Let us send a man to congress who will work for something other than money.

Miss Sallie Bryan of Cassville returned last week from a prolonged visit with relations at Sedalia.

A.J. Palby and James McArter of near Cassville and both old citizens of this county, died a few days ago.

O.P. Murray and lady of Norwood, Mo., are visiting relations near Seligman this week.

The U.S. postoffice at Washburn has suspended and thus the people of that place will have to receive their mail at O'Day one-half mile west of Washburn.

Samuel Gilmore a permanent citizen of Rock Creek, is running for J.P. in that township. Samuel is a middle aged man, weighs 95 pounds and four feet high.

A quarrel between two youths of tender years, took place at O'Day a short time since and resulting in the one by the name of Johnson stabbing the other by name of Phillips, who was slightly injured.

Circuit Court.

Ella Gray granted a divorce and awarded custody of child.

Joseph W. Hall et al., to quiet title; continued to await action of ejectment.

The following cases were continued by consent: Jefferson vs. Elizabeth Zink; Sarah Davis vs. Thomas McCowan.

Sheriff acknowledged deeds in case of I.L. Lord vs. Timothy Regan; Appleby & Rutherford vs. Minnie S. Ketchum et al.; J.L. Isaacs Wall Paper Co. vs. A.J. Minard; State ex.rel. H.S. Duncan, collector of Greene county, vs. James Thompson et al.; F.J. Curran vs. H.C. Bright.

Grace vs. Philip Show, divorce; decree for plaintiff on ex parte trial; maiden name of Grace M. Preson restored.

Greene County ex rel. and to use of Joseph Martin vs F.P. Agnew, selling liquor to minor; dismissed at costs of defendants and judgment accordingly.

Sterling Smith vs John Davis et al.; continued for revival.

Mrs. Brockelbrink vs Pat Hayes; order for revival of suit against Arnet Kinney, Noel Kinney and Mrs. Mary Kinney, heirs and widow of A.F. Kinney.

Amanda Cornelison vs Frisco Railroad Co., damages; continued by consent of parties.

F. Burnes vs L.A. Robertson, covenants of warranty; continued by consent of parties.

Florenda vs John Kreider, divorce; dismissed by plaintiff at her costs.

Elizabeth Vickers and husband vs City of Springfield, damages; dismissed at cost of plaintiff for want of prosecution.

George W. Good permitted to sign the roll of attorneys.

Wahtell[Wabtell], Weil & Co. vs G.S. Grahan, attachment, special judgment against defendant for $160, to be levied and made out of attached property.

J.W. McDonald vs J.B. Ross et al.; dismissed at cost of defendant by agreement and judgment accordingly.

John A. Stokes vs Jasper Ann Stokes, divorce; ex parte trial by court and decree of divorce to plaintiff.

J.B. Hall vs James Lockhart, attachment; judgment against defendant and garnishee set aside.

City to S.H. Regan vs John H. Clark, special tax bill; judgment for plaintiff for debt and damages, $15.67.

Same vs E.F. Craig; same entry except that amount is $64.09.

Same vs Henry W. Clark; same entry except that amount is $8.10.

Same vs Henry Hoffman; same entry except that amount is $15.67.

Same vs T.M. Cox; same entry except that amount is $7.77.

Same vs J.S. Benson; same entry except that amount is $7.83.

Same vs Charles J. Bunnell; same entry except that amount is $9.82.

Michael McTeague admitted to citizenship.

Jennie L. Boarman vs G.W. Custer; attachment; order to file petition and issue process.

Etta Cook granted a divorce and awarded custody of children.

Mary S. vs Calvin McCracken, divorce; same entry.

Criminal Court.

The grand jury returned eighteen indictments Wednesday.

F.M. Weaver permitted to sign the roll of attorneys.

A number of gamblers pleaded guilty and were fined.

State vs Price Roummans, grand larceny; jury, through Benj. Kite, foreman, return verdict of not guilty.

State vs Tobe Forshee, grand larceny; nollied. He was charged with stealing $30 from Lum Jones.

State vs Frank Galloway, violating local option law; nollied.

Same vs same, same offense; continued on absence of state witnesses; attachments ordered for absent witnesses, returnable at next term.

States vs James McMehan, carrying concealed weapons; trial in progress before the following jury: J.C. Chatlin, James Vestal, S.C. Moore, M.A. K__k, W._. Chambers, J.F. Wilkers__, Marshal Zink, James N. Roberts, Wilham Math__, William Rathbone, J.B. Breshearsand Benj. Kite.

State vs James McMehen, felonious assault on Willard Sloan, of Walnut Grove; permitted to plead guilty to common assault and fined $100.

State vs Charles Leach, grand larceny, charged with stealing cattle from Ira S. Haseltine; continued on account of absence of defendant's witness in Kentucky; attachments ordered for state witnesses, returnable at February term.

State vs F.[P.] P. McCall and E.A. Wood, grand larceny; continued till next term on applications of defendants.

Sheriff Dodson and guard departed last night for the penitentiary with Charles T. Cottrell and Jay Wright, each sentenced to two years for grand larceny.

E. Hembree, discharged from jail as an insolvent.

W.W. Gideon excused from further service on the petit jury.

The grand jury will adjourn some time this week, it is thought.

Arrested On Suspicion.

John S. Flavill and Oscar Singlehurst, on complaint of N.J. Pierce, were arrested yesterday by Joe Ward, of the Merchants' police, on charge of assaulting Misses Neely Pierce and Ollie Tillman with a smoothing iron on night of September 28th at the residence of Miss Sallie Clements, East Walnut street. They were committed to jail until Monday, October 6th, when they will have a preliminary examination before Judge Dalrymple. They are said to be Englishmen and were arrested on suspicion.

Thursday, October 9, 1890

An Old Soldier Arrested.

Lebanon, Mo., Oct. 6. - Deputy United States Marshal J.L. Lacey arrested Wm. Chastain, a farmer and old soldier residing a few miles south of this city, on a charge of illegally receiving pension fee. As the deputy did not know and Chastain declined to talk the particulars could not be learned.

Probate Court.

Last Friday, in vacation, the will and codicil of J.M. Jarrett were presented to W.L. Mack, probate clerk, and admitted to probate. The will was made October 2d, 1884, John E. Phelps and C.B. McAfee being attesting witnesses.
Deceased provides, first, that all funeral expenses and just debts be paid with as little delay as possible.
Second - For the support and maintenance of his wife and son Lynn he bequeaths all his property - real, personal and mixed - for and during her life, or during the time she shall remain unmarried, to be used by her as herein after provided; that is to say, I desire her to have the use and benefits of any and all real estate of which I may die seized during her life or widowhood as aforesaid. My personal property of which I may die seized or possessed of I desire converted into money, to be loaned at interest, which shall be paid my wife for said purpose aforesaid during her life or widowhood.
Third - Upon the death of his wife or remarriage all the property reverts to the son. If the wife desires the household and kitchen furniture, however, she can have it during her widowhood. If the son dies before he is twenty-one the property goes to Mr. Jarrett's own kindred blood in such shares as they may be entitled by law. He requests his wife and son to advise with Massey and McAfee on legal matters.
The codicil sates that Charles Sheppard, having died, J.W. Peacher is appointed executor of said will, etc.

The October term convened this morning, but up to noon nothing of importance had been done.

Estate of William E. Witherspoon; administrator ordered to turn over household and kitchen furniture to widow; also all personal property mentioned in appraisement as part of widow's $400 allowance; petition for sale of real estate heard and sale ordered for cash.

State of Charles Quisenberry, minor; ordered that curator expend $100 for schooling minor during the next year at Cobban's business college.

Levis & Mehl allowed $5.85 against Lulie Merigold estate.

Estate of J.M. McDaniel, minor; report of sale filed, approved and deed ordered.

George Boston allowed $16.75 against R.M. Boston estate; also claim of $28 in favor of W.C. Wadlow.

Estate of Isaac Dyer, deceased; claim of R.D. Valentine for $10 allowed.

Estate of Nettie Hines, minor; bond taken and appointment of guardian made by clerk in vacation approved.

Inventory and appraisement filed and approved in Rutha Gorman estate.

D.L. Bradshaw allowed $3.65 against Mary C. Gorman estate; James K. Perry, $6.25; A.Y. Acuff, $8.60.

J.M. Jarrett's will and codicil, filed in vacation, approved; J.W. Peacher, testator, files his relinquishment and refuses to act; Frank A. Jarrett, widow, appointed administratrix and ordered to give $1,000 bond; bond filed and approved.

Inventory and appraisement in Fletch Mack estate approved.

Estate of William G. Hobbs, deceased, petition for sale of real estate filed and publication ordered.

Estate of Laura W. Ross, minor; annual settlement approved; balance due estate, $98.90. Same entries concerning other minors.

First annual settlement of administrator filed and approved in estate of A.M. Boston.

Estate of Nathan Cox, deceased; executrix ordered to turn over to Matilda Cox, widow, all the household and kitchen furniture; executrix also ordered to turn over all other personal property as part of her $400 statutory allowance; settlement continued to January term, 1891, for final settlement.

Estate of Rutha Gorman, deceased; bond taken and letters granted in vacation approved.

Additional inventory approved in M.H. Mack estate.

Estate of Irwin and E.J. Thomas, minors; curator's report of sale of real estate approved and deed ordered.

Estate of George Petty, minor; ordered that curator expend $10 on funeral expenses of Mary Petty; first annual settlement approved; balance due estate, $31.40.

Circuit Court.

W.W. Whaley vs W.J. Walker; judgment of dismissal set aside for good cause and case continued until next term.

T. Doolin vs. R.S. Nelson, appeal from J.P.; case set for trial November 28th, 1890.

W.P. Harris vs. A.B. Norton; motion for new trial overruled.

George L. Robinson vs. William Jenkins et al., note; judgment by default against defendant for debt and damages, $813.66.

James T. Ryder vs. Minnie Ryder, divorce; decree for plaintiff on payment of costs.

A.M. Owen vs. Jacob Bell; order to redocket cause[case?]; motion to retax allowance of attorney's fee filed, heard and allowance of $250 heretofore made to W.E. Bowden set aside and in lieu of same one $125 allowed W.E. Bowden, etc.

C.L. Dalrymple resigned as justice of the peace and A.W. Barry appointed to fill the vacancy.

Ordered that John Potter be relieved of collecting taxes by townships, except in Boone, Walnut Grove and Center.

G.J. Briggs and a large number of petitioners from Cass and Robberson townships asked the court to establish a voting precinct, known as Cass No. 2. Since the building of the Springfield & Northern railroad there has been established two distinct business points - Willard and Cave Spring - and the petitioners also want a new municipal township, to be six miles east and west and four miles north and south, taken off the south side of Cass township and part of Robberson. The matter is under advisement by the court.

J.W. Hall and M. Kerr granted dramship license.

Road petitioned for by H.S. McLinn et al., referred to commissioner.

Petition of William M. Looney et al., to vacate road; continued till court in course.

Road petition of E.B. Putnam et al., referred to commissioner; road to be marked out but not surveyed.

R.H. Livingston appointed justice of the peace in Boone township, vice Harvey Murray, resigned.

Road petition of Joe Mullings et al., referred to commissioner.

A number of accounts were allowed, mostly for road overseers.

Road petitions of J.W. Wharton et al., J.B. Neill et al., G.W. Hayes et al., referred to commissioner.

Petition to vacate a portion of the Springfield and Melville road by A.C. Persing et al.; continued till court in course.

Ordered that the voting place in the Sixth Ward be changed to conform with petition, which states that it shall be located at southwest corner of Grant and Webster streets instead of its present location on Boonville street, which is more convenient for the greatest number of voters.

Jury appointed in road petitioned for by T.A. Snyder, to report at next regular term.

Road petition of G.E. Hughes et al., referred to commissioner.

Ordered that a new municipal township be created out of Robberson and Cass; also that a new voting precinct be established in Cass township.

Petition of W.F. Steele for annexing part of Brookline township to Republic township referred to next adjourned term.

Road petitioned for by W.H. Park et al., ordered changed and opened to conform to the petition.

Road petitioned for by W.H. Park et al., ordered opened.

Road petitioned for by Nancy Adams et al., ordered opened.

The court was occupied yesterday afternoon in reviewing old road petitions and allowing accounts.

N.A.H. Murphy presented a petition stating that he was unable to support his son at the deaf and dumb asylum and asked relief of the court for his support and education.

The coroner presented an itemized statement of costs, amounting to $29.75, for holding an inquest on the body of an unknown white infant, which was ordered certified to the treasurer for payment.

Springfield Plumbing Co. presented their contract and gave bond for constructing a water tank at poor farm.

Circuit Court.

C.B. Holland vs William Martindale, to quiet title; continued to await result of ejectment suit.

Caroline Dundas vs National Temperance Relief Union, life insurance; motion for new trial overruled.

James W. Taylow et al. vs Sims & Tallman, to cancel deed; continued by consent.

Hamlin Brown Shoe Co., account; dismissed by plaintiff at his costs, and by agreement of parties all right of action on bond waived.

R.M. Shoup vs. City of Carthage; money had and received; trial by court and judgment for defendant; motion for new trial filed.

Joseph M. Huggins vs Harvey Murray, appeal from J.P.; continued on affidavit of defendant at his costs for this term.

A.R. Prescott vs Mary E. Whit, account; continued by consent.

S.W. Walton vs Missouri Lumber Co., account; trial by court and judgment for plaintiff for debt and damages, $369.

State ex re Wood vs Milton Bowerman et al., injunction; alias writ of summons to sheriff of Greene county for A.B. Appleby.

Lewis Houghs vs Vina Onstott, to quiet title; motion for costs sustained and plaintiff given until October 20th, 1890.

Agnes McFarland vs John La Force, to decree title; case set for trial November 22d, 1890.

Rothschild & Co. vs W.R. Badgett, attachment; case continued.

Singer Manufacturing Co. vs Julia Charles et al., replevin; jury trial and judgment for plaintiff for possession of machine or value thereof at election of plaintiff.

Sue E. Campbell et al. vs Richard E. Campbell, partition and assignment of dower; decree of partition as prayed in petition and dower of Mrs. Sue E. Campbell to be first set out and assigned; William P. Dabbs, John Wood and J.M. Cowden appointed commissioners, to report at present term of court.

Addie Crenshaw granted divorce from her husband, Thomas, and awarded custody of children.

Charles H. Anderson admitted to citizenship.

Henry Cordz & Co. vs Walnut Grove Lumber Co., account; trial by court and judgment for plaintiff against defendant, William H. Williams, for debt and damages, $404.25; judgment for defendant, S.W. Cowan, and against plaintiff.

City to use of C.D. McEvilly vs G.W. Bauman, tax lien; judgment for plaintiff for debt and damages, $259.85.

R.E. Huggins vs Reuben E. Trogden et al., injunction; continued as on application of plaintiff.

Haseltine Bros. et al. vs D.M. and W.M. Sims, attorneys' fee; nil dicit judgment against defendants; jury waived and plaintiff's debt and damages assessed at $2,000.

A divorce was granted Mary Rogers.

The Harrison machine works obtained a special judgment against J.W. Walker for $95.25, debt and damages.

Belle Young vs Christian Church, dower; trial by court and decree and judgment for defendant.

Belle Young vs E.L. Weaver; dower; trial by court and decree and judgment for defendant.

ANOTHER PIONEER GONE.
John A. Patterson, Ex-Sheriff, Departs This Life - Brief Sketch.

The many friends of John A. Patterson, ex-sheriff, will be pained to learn that he died at 2 o'clock this morning, after a lingering illness. He was a victim of cancer and bore his suffering bravely.
Deceased was the son of Louis and Mary Patterson; was born in Hamilton county, Tenn., November 24, 1830; educated at home and attended Cleveland college; moved to Wright county, Mo., in 1853, and in 1855 he came to Greene county, settling near Walnut Grove, where he farmed until 1861; then came to Springfield and joined Capt. Jared E. Smith's company when the war broke out; in November, 1864, he was elected sheriff on the Republican ticket, defeating Henry Matlock by a vote of 1,325 to 215. He was re-elected in 1866 and 1868, defeating Capt. J.C. Hurd and Capt. C.B. Owen, his majority over the latter being 392. He had been a United States deputy marshal in 1863-4, and in 1871-2 served as deputy county clerk. In 1873-4-6 he was city marshal. From 1877 to 1879 he was deputy sheriff under A.J. Potter, and in November, 1880, he was elected sheriff and re-elected in 1882. Mr. Patterson was married February 8th, 1853, in Monroe county, Tenn., to Miss Sarah C. Heiskell. Ten children were born, all of whom are highly respected. Mr. Patterson is a member of the Odd Fellows and Masonic societies.

William Huff.

Aged 86 years, on his way to the Indian Territory, died yesterday in a wagon yard and was buried in Hazlewood Cemetery today.

Thursday, October 16 1890

Probate Court.

Estate of Nettie Hines, minor; final settlement approved and guardian discharged.

Estate of R.E.L. Leathers et al., minors; settlement continued until January term, 1891.

Estate of Jesse McDaniel; first annual settlement and inventory approved.

Final settlement filed in J.W. Lambeth estate.

Final settlements filed in estates of Russell Forcutt, deceased,k and Franklin Moore, insane.

Annual settlement filed and approved in Marion Irby estate; balance due estate, $297.09.

Annual settlement approved in John B. Cox estate; balance due, $34.44.

Estate of John H. Truesdell, deceased; final settlement filed.

Estate of Ella Ballard, minor; curator ordered to pay D.W. Nichols $15 for clothing and support of ward.

Estate of Jerome and Ira Ballard, minors; curator ordered to pay Mrs. Minerva Ballard $3 per month for board of each minor until February 1st, 1891.

Estate of John H. Truesdell, deceased; balance of $1,870.90 ordered distributed and curator discharged.

Estate of Avilla E. Nott, deceased; final settlement approved and administrator discharged.

Bros., account; dismissed as to Charles Herman, judgment against Daniel Herman for $446.33. [NOTE: this sentence may be associated with the one far below, in green.]

Judge Hubbard having to be absent for several days, the bar elected Hon. J.C. Cravens, who took the oath prescribed by law.

C.B. McAfee, S.H. Boyd, D.C. Dade and A.M. Julian were appointed a committee to draft and present the court suitable resolutions on the death of John A. Patterson, ex sheriff of Greene county.

Estate of Phebe Newton, minor; ordered that James Whitsell, curator, be allowed $30 for care and support of said minor to date; settlement filed showing nothing in hands of curator and administration discontinued.

Settlement continued in estate of James Gilmore.

Estate of Phillip H. Tinsley; final settlement approved; balance due, $71; ordered distributed and curator discharged.

Rosser Tobacco Co. allowed $22.70 against estate of James Dumars.

Personal property at private sale ordered in W.D. Pickel estate; sale bill filed and approved.

Stancill & Morin allowed $1.95 against J.M. Jarrett estate; inventory and appraisement filed and approved.

Final settlement in John S. Waddill estate continued to January term, 1890.

Ely Paxson allowed $84 against J.M. Jarrett estate, and $22 against M.B. Loyd estate.

Circuit Court.

The following cases were dismissed: Real Estate Trust Co. vs W.H. Johnson et al; Harry B. vs Helen V. Rogers, divorce; Ann McLaughlin vs J.D. Frazee, injunction.

The following cases were continued: Meyburg Hat Co. vs M. Summerfield et al; J. Harris & Co. vs same; Felstein & Co vs same; M. Korg vs same; Paul Ellenburg vs J.C. Dodson; Rothschild vs same.

Sarah E. Lindsley vs Eliza R. Dart, covenants of warranty; evidence hears and case taken under advisement.

Columbia Rubber Co. vs Herman [NOTE: this sentence may be associated with the partial sentence above - in green.]

Criminal Court.

The records will soon be ready to sign, when court will adjourn until February.

Ed Ryder was yesterday fined $5 and costs, amounting to $20, for a common disturbance of the peace - simply quarreling with a man. He paid.

Sheriff Dodson is expected to leave in a few days for Jefferson City with Arch Kinney, Ed Bryant and Ben Howard, all colored, each of whom has been sentence to three years in the penitentiary for grand larceny.

Final settlement approved in estate of A.M. Saffarans.

Final settlement filed in W.R. Reeves estate.

Estate of R.L. Tinsley, deceased; continued till next regular term for final settlement.

Estate of Robert L. Fondren, minor; ordered that the selection of curator and appointment of W.K. Morris, made July 26th, be rescinded. P.H. Smith selected curator and be required to give $800 bond.

Annual settlements approved in estates of Ida and Lulie Morris, minors.

Estate of Harry Farmer, minor; ordered that curator pay S.C. Grant $3.40.

Estate of James M. Morreil, deceased; report of sale of real estate filed, approved and deed ordered.

Estate of George Weaver, deceased; final settlement approved; balance due estate, $35.45; ordered that administrator pay on all fifth class demands.

Estate of William H. Brown, minor; settlement approved and administration discontinued for want of assets.

Same entry in George H. Brown estate.

Estate of Ada Walker, minor; third annual settlement approved; balance due estate, $173.45.

Estate of Ida Walker, minor; same entry.

Estate of Moses Walker, minor; same entry except that balance due is $178.74.

Estate of Eliza J. Henslee, minor; ordered that curator pay to C.M. Henslee $5 belonging to said minor.

Estate of Orville Hapgood, minor; annual settlement approved; balance due estate, $106.75.

Estate of William C. McClure, minor; fourth annual settlement approved; balance due estate, $89.66.

Estate of W. Grant Roberts, minor; annual settlement approved, balance due estate, $830.96.

Estate of Zela A. Burns et al., minors; petition for sale of real estate granted, sale to be either public or private.

Annual settlement approved in Emily Patterson estate.

Fourth annual settlement approved in Anna A. McClure estate, balance, $363.68.

Estate of Charles Means, deceased; final settlement approved and administrator discharged.

C.C. Avery allowed $11.25 against J.M. Jarrett estate; widow allowed $500 as first year's support; ordered that administratrix take charge of and manage the real estate and collect all rents due thereon.

C.W. Chamberlain allowed $461.25 against estate of W.G. Hobbs.

Estate of G.W. Guyette, deceased; application filed by Maria Guyette, widow, for letters of administration granted.

Ely Paxson allowed $15.50 against estate of William Gneedig.

County Court.

The following order was made:

Ordered by the court that R.W. Levan, superintendent, be and is hereby removed as superintendent of the alms house for good cause, shown to the satisfaction of the court.
And it is further ordered by the court that R.W. Levan turn over and surrender peaceable possession of the premises, including all the personal property in his possession, within ten days from the date of this order to his successor.
Ordered by the court that Samuel A. Reed be and is hereby appointed superintendent of the county alms house, to take place in ten days from this date and extending until March 1st, 1891 and that he enter into contract and give bond for the faithful performance of his duties.

The Metropolitan Electric Railway Company was granted permission to extend its line on Springfield avenue north from the city limits one-quarter of a mile, and along Center street east from eastern city limits one-half mile.

Motion to set aside report of jury to assess damages in road petition of W.G. Perkins et al. overruled.

Road petitioned for by Marion Davis et al., new jury appointed, consisting of J.W. Lisenby, L.H. Murray and L.T. Watson.

Ordered that the county clerk withhold issuing dramshop license to Hall & Kerr until the court is fully advised in the premises. Hearing set for October 20th.

Ordered that the real estate and personal tax books as assessed for the year 1890 be and are hereby separated and rebound into four separate and distinct tax books - the city personal separate, city real estate separate, the county personal and real estate to be separate.

Valuation on personal property of R.B. Holliday ordered reduced from $460 to $40 on account of double assessment.

A large number of accounts were allowed.

Ordered that sealed bids be received up to noon of November 1st for furnishing coal for Greene county.

Circuit Court.

E.W. Hembree vs Margaret Hembree, divorce; dismissed at plaintiff's cost for want of prosecution.

J.M. Beck vs Josie Beck, divorce; dismissed by plaintiff at his costs.

State ex rel John Potter vs Taylor Smith et al, back tax; dismissed by plaintiff at his costs.

Ben Hirshland vs J.C. Dodson, replevin; continued by consent of parties.

G.H. Adair vs W.D. Crothers, account, appeal from J.P., dismissed at plaintiff's cost for want of prosecution.

Margaret Henson vs Keet & Rountree Mercantile company, replevin; motion set for hearing November 25, by consent of parties.

L.E. Knott vs Hattie Hancock, to quiet title; dismissed by plaintiff as to defendants, Jack Turner and Mollie Walker Moore; John A. Patterson appointed guardian ad litem for the Campbell minors.

In re James G. White, petitioner, under habeas corpus act to obtain custody of Lenora White, his infant child, habeas corpus; order to issue writ of habeas corpus commanding H.A. Standley and wife to produce the body of Lea White at the court room on Tuesday, October 14th, at 10 o'clock a.m.

An Old Grave.

The grave on Scott street, near Matlock's, which recently caved in, contained the remains of Dr. Williams, who died in 1845, and was buried in that place, which was then thickly timbered, by his own request. The property belonged to the late Gen. McBride, who died in 1862 in the Confederate army. A son of Dr. Williams was in this city two years ago searching for the grave but could not find it. Mr. Mack, sexton of Hazlewood cemetery has been directed to reinter the remains, but has not done so yet. Meantime the open grave in the middle of the street is dangerous, and should injury result to any person from it, the city would be liable for damages.

CAUGHT IN THE TOILS.
A Lunatic Released From an Asylum on the War Path.

John Rand was formerly a butcher on College street. He was sent to the asylum for peculiar conduct, and yesterday he returned. Whether he became intoxicated or not is a question, but last night he devoted himself to peculiar tactics, arousing suspicion as to his sanity.
This afternoon about three o'clock Mr. Rand was arrested by officers W.P. Brown and G.W. Cassity, and put in charge of the sheriff, Rand having threatened to kill Mrs. Sadler and John McCraw, the public administrator, who is also his guardian.

RUN OVER.
A School Boy Perhaps Fatally Injured This Noon.

Willie Bremer, a pretty little boy of seven springs, and a pupil of the Central school, while playing at noon on Jefferson street was run over by a two horse team. The wagon passed across his back and he received severe internal injuries besides some ugly bruises. The name of the party who ran over him is unknown. The lad was taken to his home and a physician summoned.
While the little fellow is in a critical condition it is probable that he will recover.

Thursday, October 23 1890

County Court.

John V. Hanna allowed $28, services as draughtsman on county map.

Hall & Kerr withdraw their original petition for dramshop license and file a new petition. A remonstrance was filed and the question argued by a number of attorneys.

W.T. Webb allowed $26 and Mike Sheedy $58.75 for services.

The court, being satisfied that a felony was perpetrated in Greene County October 16th by some unknown person, who committed a rape upon Mrs. Mary E. Rush, offers a standing reward of $100 for the arrest, apprehension and conviction of the guilty party.

Hall & Kerr granted dramshop license.

A. Demuth allowed $_1.42 for making railroad and merchants' tax books. [The underline in the amount really is that way on the original - it does not indicate something illegible as the other underlines do.]

S.A. and S.C. Haseltine loaned $600 school funds.

Ordered by the court that the roadmaster of the Frisco railroad company (Southern branch) be notified to put in drain pipe at a pond thirty feet north of the trestle work north of Galloway and opposite the lime kiln; also to repair first crossing north of Langston switch.

The county judges were each allowed $15 for three days service, and W.T. Webb $14, seven days service for waiting on court.

John Potter, county collector, presented third quarterly settlement. Examined, approved and ordered spread on the records.

W.W. Donham, circuit clerk, presented fee bills to amount of $1,563.10. Allowed and warrant ordered drawn for same.

Circuit Court.

Milligan & Son vs S.J. Hendrix, attachment; guard employed by sheriff allowed $1.25 per day for time actually employed.

Frisco Railway Co. vs George W. Pratt, contract; dismissed by plaintiff at its costs.

James Lawrence vs Joseph LeCompte et al., ejectment; continued by consent of parties.

Joseph French et al. vs Greene county; motion to set dismissal and reinstate case overruled.

James T. Wilson vs L.T. Routt, ejectment; continued by court, neither party appearing.

A. Harrington vs J.C. Dodson et al., replevin; dismissed by plaintiff as to Mary and Henry Kaiser.

Henry Kaiser et al. vs George L. Traylor, trover; motion for new trial overruled.

A. Harrington vs J.C. Dodson; judgment for plaintiff for possession of property and costs of suit.

John H. Krebs files declaration of intention to become a citizen of the United States.

Springfield Printing Co. vs William Noe et al., appeal from J.P.; motion to affirm judgment of J.P.

Russell & Hartman vs A.W. Swain, attachment; on suggestion of plaintiff case remanded to justice of the peace and costs of this court taxed against plaintiff and judgment accordingly.

Horace Maxwell vs H. Lyon & Son, account; dismissed as to H. Lyon; personal appearance entered by Lewis Lyon; trial by court and judgment for plaintiff for debt and damages, $672.90.

F.D. Williams vs A.W. Swain, attachment; case remanded to justice of the peace; costs of this court taxed against plaintiff and judgment accordingly.

Samuel Price vs R. Lathum, attachment, dismissed by agreement of both parties, each to pay his own costs.

R. Lathum vs. Samuel Price, damages; dismissed by plaintiff at his costs.

James Cannefax vs Mrs. Belle Young; account; dismissed at costs of plaintiff for want of prosecution.

George W. Erskin vs D.E. Morrow; application for temporary injunction; order to docket cause; case set for Tuesday next for hearing of temporary writ.

J.S. Boarman vs G.H. Corey, M.D. Corey interpleader; attachment; motion to dismiss interpleader's case overruled.

J.W. Jones vs. same, attachment; motion to dismiss interpleader's case overruled; case set for November 12th, 1890.

Ellen A. Spencer vs. Foster & Wrightmire, trover; dismissed by plaintiff as to Foster; trial by court and judgment for plaintiff against Wrightmire for debt and damages, $243.35.

M.V. vs. N.S. Harrolson, divorce; trial by court and decree for plaintiff on payment of costs; custody of child awarded to plaintiff.

John L. McCraw, public administrator, vs. Philip D. Prater, contract; judgment for plaintiff; debt and damages, $600, and same declared a vendor's lien on land described in petition.

Springfield Ice and Refrigerating Co. vs. C.C. Hill, appeal from J.P.; parties agree to try with jury of six; verdict: "We, the jury, find for plaintiff $25.70. C. Forrest, foreman."

Nancy vs J.B. Snyder, divorce; order to file petition.

Mary Motley vs James Baker, partition; default entered against defendant for plaintiff and decree of partition as prayed in petition; court finds property not susceptible of division in kind and orders same sold by sheriff, etc.

Springfield Grocer Co. vs F.C. Shea, account; judgment for plaintiff for debt and damages, $246.55.

F.S. Denny vs J.O. Diemer, account; motion to affirm judgment of justice sustained and judgment accordingly.

J.S. Boarman vs George H. Coney, attachment; motion to dismiss appeal for want of jurisdiction.

J.W. Jones vs same; same entry.

Central Furniture Co. vs W.J. Houck, attachment; F.M. garnishee; continued by consent.

W.F. Cordes vs. Margaret Cordes, divorce; dismissed at cost of plaintiff; costs paid.

Sarah C. Linley vs one Dart, covenant of warranty; judgment for plaintiff for debt and damages, $650.

C.C. Brown et al. vs Jerome Dickerson, replevin; dismissed at cost of plaintiff for want of prosecution.

Thomas A. Sherwood vs. William G. Neal, replevin; order to docket cause according to mandate of St. Louis court of appeals.

Mary Kaiser et al. to George L. Taylor, attachment; trial by court, jury waived and case taken under advisement.

S.W. McLaughlin vs George D. Huston, mechanic's lien; order to file petition and issue process thereon.

Albert Silberberg vs A.B. Crawford et al., equity; trial by court and judgment for plaintiff for $500, and same declared a lien on property prayed for in petition.

H.M. Heckart vs. J.W. Bennett, note; judgment for plaintiff for $100.

P.O. Murphy vs Jake Rothschild, account; trial by court and judgment for plaintiff for $96.85.

D.A. Sarlain vs same, account; judgment for $203.05.

S.J. Prophet vs J.O. Diemer, contract; continued by consent of parties.

G.P. Peale et al. vs Mary J. Robinson, administratrix, note; jury summoned and trial begun.

G.P. Peal et al. vs Mary J. Robberson, administratrix of M.P. Robberson, deceased; tried before jury. The suit was on a note given for hybrid wheat, and the verdict was for defendant and represented by T.J. Murray, Esq.

Mary Kaiser et al. vs Geo. L. Taylor; judgment for defendant.

ational Exchange Bank vs A.M. Haswell, note; continued.

Frederick King vs Springfield Democrat Publishing Co., libel; order to file petition and issue process.

Frank Merigold and James R. Vaughan, executors of the will of Lulie Merigold, deceased, vs Scott Investment Co., note; order to file petition.

D.A. Sartain et al. vs T.E. Burlingame, damages; dismissed at cost of defendant by agreement of parties.

P.H. Gillespie vs Sam Stone, mechanic's lien; dismissed by plaintiff at his costs.

G.D. Milligan & Son vs W.S. Myrick, attachment; judgment for plaintiffs for $269.85.

Probate Court.

Chas. H. Herr[Heer] Dry Goods company allowed $5.07 against Nora V. Aumoth estate.

First annual settlement approved in John T. Young estate; balance due, $1,345.39.

Estate of Mary Young minor; same entry except that balance due is $931.39.

First annual settlement approved in Margaret Dyer estate, balance, $362.50.

Estate of Ann Smith, deceased; first annual settlement approved; balance, $159.99.

Estate of John D. McDaniel, deceased; ordered that administrator be allowed $22 for extra services in collecting and preserving said estate; H.E. Howell allowed $200 as attorney's fees.

Partnership estate of Bymaster & Lambeth; ordered that real estate be sold at public or private sale for cash.

Estate of John Wrenn, insane; ordered that the order turning said ward over to Mary Wrenn to care for be rescinded; it further appears that said Wrenn is at large and is dangerous, therefore ordered that the guardian place him in confinement at the Nevada insane asylum.

Estate of Richard D. Kelley, minor; ordered that curator pay to said minor $65, said ward being about to be married and needs same.

Estate of R.F. Orcutt, deceased; final settlement approved and administratrix discharged.

Estate of Franklin Moore, insane; final settlement approved.

Estate of W.H. McAdams, minor; [This is all that is on this line.]

Estate of B.T. Noblett, deceased; claim of C.G. Noblett filed and, being administrator, S.H. Horine appointed administrator pending suit; C.G. Noblett allowed $30; administrator allowed to expend $25 for tombstone at grave of deceased; first annual settlement approved.

Estate of Samuel R. Danforth, insane; jury empanneled and find that he is insane; T.B. Ward appointed guardian and bond of $600 approved.

C.A. Johnson allowed $18 against Hannah Kelley estate.

Estate of Josiah G. Danforth et al., minor; second annual settlement filed and balances of $1,723.87 due in each final settlement made in Ada Danforth estate.

Estate of B.T. Noblett; administrator ordered to take possession and rent real estate.

Estate of S.S. Vinton, deceased; re________ of widow to administrator, M.C. Vinton appointed administrator and bond of $20,000 approved; letters granted.

Estate of Ollie Patterson, minor; annual settlement approved; balance, $258.42.

Estate of George K. Patterson, minor; annual settlement approved and administration discontinued for want of assets.

Annual settlement approved in H.T. Rand estate.

T. Doolin allowed $9.50 against estate of H. Ivey, deceased.

Annual settlement approved in Gordie Z. Whitney estate.

Estate of W.A. McElhaney, deceased; administrator ordered to expend $26 for monument for deceased.

Additional inventory approved in John Harkness estate; annual settlement approved.

Estate of John Wrenn, insane; petition asking that he be taken to asylum granted; petition to borrow $100 for six months and mortgage real estate granted.

Estate of Margaret Hamilton, deceased; demand of James T. Murray filed and set for hearing November 8.

Annual settlement approved in W.A. McElhaney estate; balance due estate $33,719.64; administrator ordered to distribute $9,908 among three heirs.

Keet & Rountree Mercantile Co. allowed $92.11 against W.D. Pickel estate.

Estate of J.F. Eccleston, deceased; application for specific performance of contract; ordered that administrator make specific performance of contract by making deed to the undivided half interest in real estate mentioned in contract.

Isaac Fellow allowed $720 on note against estate of G.Z. Whitney.

Estate of Cyrus Starkey, minor; ordered that guardian be allowed $20 for keeping minor for her board during last year; third annual settlement filed and approved; balance, $102.45.

Third annual settlements filed in estates of Emma and Olive C. Starkey, minors; balances, $192.70 and $103.25.

Estate of Albert Zimmerman, deceased; Thomas N. Wilkerson, administrator, resigns and ordered to make settlement and turn over to his successor; E.V. Kellett appointed administrator de bonis non and ordered to give $1,500 bond; certified copy of will filed and admitted to probate; letters granted.

Estate of John W. McDaniel, deceased; final settlement of John L. Brown, administrator, filed and approved; balance of $623.01 ordered distributed among heirs and administrator ordered discharged upon filing receipts.

Estate of M.C. Reed, deceased; final settlement approved; balance of $925.16 ordered distributed among two heirs.

Estate of Hannah Kelley, deceased; final settlement filed and approved; balance due $89.72; executor ordered to pay all first and second class demands in full and to pay 19.53 cents on dollar on all fifth class demands, and on filing receipts therefore this settlement will be approved and executor discharged.

Estate of C.D. McAdams, minor; motion to compel administrator to make final settlement or give new bond.

Estate of John F. Atzert, deceased; order to sell real estate at private or public sale.

Estate of J.W. McDaniel, deceased; ordered that administrator pay J.t. Carter $8.50, which was allowed William Stockstill as road overseer, the court finding that he is the legal overseer and successor to said Stockstill.

W.H. Sloan allowed $192.62 against W.M.A. Townsend estate; N.L. Townsend also allowed $343.45; annual settlement approved.

Estate of Nora V. Bryan, deceased; first annual settlement approved; balance, $1,161.11.

Estate of W.M.A. Townsend; widow allowed certain personal property as part of her $400 allowance.

Estate of Ida Justice, William J. and Hannah A. Keener, minors; report of sale filed, approved and deed ordered.

Estate of Gordie Z. Whitney, deceased; executrix allowed credit for $91.25, amount paid as funeral expenses; W.C. Richardson allowed $350; petition of widow for her homestead filed.

Estate of A.H. Walker, deceased; widow elects to take her $400 allowance out of a note belonging to estate given by James Evans; executor files claim for $30; James Evans appointed administrator ad litem. claim of C.Galloway allowed for $30; first annual settlement approved.

First annual settlement approved in Sterling Smith estate.

Peace Disturber.

Samuel Prigmore and Alonzo Culwell are being tried this afternoon before Justice Barry on charge of throwing rocks at and disturbing the peace of Hattie Bonnehan, all colored.

Sent To Jail.

Ed Hester, colored, thirteen years old, was arrested this morning by Constable Rathbone on charge of assaulting Bert White near the cotton factory last spring. In default of bail he was committed to jail by Justice Brewer to await trial tomorrow afternoon.

U.S. District.

Jeremiah Hutchinson, retailing liquor, pleaded guilty and fined $10 and costs.

Jeremiah Harper, same entry; dismissed on payment of fine and costs.

The case against J.W. Rodenbaur, stealing letter from postoffice, was dismissed.

The case against Mary Boganz, embezzling United States postal funds, was continued.

Stephen Stephinson, timber cutter, fined $10 and costs.

The case against T.M. Tate, counterfeiting, was dismissed, defendant having died.

G.W. Hall fined $10 and costs for timber cutting.

Same entries against John Aggaman, N.J. Ballen and George W. Brownson, selling tobacco.

J.T. Babb and W.G. Young, timber cutters, duly fined.

John Dawson, selling liquor, fined $10 and costs.

The case against George Sullinger, counterfeiting, dismissed because the prosecuting witness had died.

Stephen Clarence fined $7 for cutting timber.

Judge Philips was on the U.S. District Court bench this morning looking refreshed by a night's rest, and he shows no evidence of having been recently ill.

This morning the grand jury handed in twenty indictments, with a large number to follow:

The following defendants plead guilty to the charges mentioned and were fined as stated: James C. Wallace, timber cutting, $10; Humphrey Wells, same, $21; S.G. Fox, same, $4.20; Alex Adams, same $8.10; John R. Teal, selling liquors without license, $10.

Joseph Bagbee, charged with intimidating a homesteader, plead not guilty and the case will probably go to the jury this afternoon.

John M. Parry, clerk of the United States District Court and U.S. Commissioner in Kansas City, is assisting the clerk, Miss Latham, in her duties this week.

Thursday, October 30 1890

Probate Court.

For good and sufficient cause Judge Lincoln held a special term of court Wednesday, the regular term having adjourned last Saturday, at which the following business was transacted:

Estate of John Wrenn, insane; resignation of John L. McCraw filed, accepted and ordered that he file his amended final settlement; order heretofore made that he be taken to asylum rescinded, and ordered that sheriff turn over said Wrenn to the successor of J.L. McCraw when the proper bond is filed; Mary E. Wrenn appointed guardian of the person and estate of John Wrenn and bond of $1,000 approved; settlement filed May 30th, 1890, approved; amended final settlement of John L. McCraw approved, showing balance due of $179.78; guardian discharged; Mary E. Wrenn ordered to apply amount received from former guardian to pay mortgage when due out of funds on hand and expend all rents for payment of taxes, repairs and support of said insane person.

Adjourned until November 28, 1890.

The following business was transacted yesterday in vacation:

Estate of May G. Lovan, minor; Emma Lovan selected curator and ordered to give bond in sum of $1,000.

Estate of Maggie A. Lovan, minor; same entry.

Estate of S.H. Welch, deceased; Eliza J. Welch appointed administratrix, gives $1,600 bond and letters issued.

Circuit Court.

C.D. Clark, of Jasper county, signed roll of attorneys.

G.P. Peale et al. vs. Mary J. Robinson, administratrix, note; motion to set aside verdict and grant new trial filed.

W.P. Stewart vs. E.E. and D.L. Cubberly, account; motion filed by defendant to dismiss suit.

Greene County National Bank vs F.S. Jones, note; dismissed by plaintiff at his costs.

Same vs A.Y. Jones, note; set for trial November 14, 1890.

S.H. Epley vs Springfield Electric Motor and Power Co., motion for execution as stockholder; dismissed by plaintiff at his costs.

Thrasher, White & McCammon vs R.S. Nelson, attorney's fee; agreement to try with a jury of six men; jury discharged until Friday morning.

A.C. Evans & Co. vs Springfield B. & I. Co.; case set in place of No. 410 for November 28, 1890.

Dodd, Mead & Co. vs A.C. Waltrip, account; default entered against defendant and judgment for plaintiff for debt and damages, $170.

W.G. Hightower vs Lillie C. Hightower, divorce; dismissed for want of prosecution at plaintiff's costs.

In re-application of O. Brinkerhauf to practice law; same entry.

Keet & Rountree Mercantile Co. vs P.L. Daugherty & Co., account; dismissed by plaintiff as to R.A. Campbell; dismissed by agreement of parties at cost of defendant.

E.H. Williams vs John Heckart, account; by agreement of parties case referred to V.J. Stillwagen as referee to take evidence and state an account thereon to the court, report to be made at next term; case continued until next term.

In re-application of James White, under habeas corpus act to obtain custody of child, Lenora White; custody of child awarded to plaintiff.

Thrasher, White & McCammon vs. R.S. Nelson, attorney's fee. Jury find issues for plaintiffs and assess their damages at $75, E.G. Wadlow, foreman.

Ellen McClusky et al. vs. John W. Hatfield, ejectment, dismissed by plaintiff at his costs.

Same vs. same; same entry.

Same vs. Frank Pleraig; same entry.

Same vs. F.G. Steingrandt; same entry;

Same vs. Lora Horn, same entry.

Same vs. W.F. Oldham; same entry.

Same vs. P.A. Day; same entry.

Same vs. M.E. Latshaw; same entry.

Same vs. Marion Davis; same entry.

John McGrath vs. W.S. Towers et al., to quiet title; trial by court and finding for plaintiff; ordered and required of defendants that they bring a suit of ejectment in the circuit court of Newton county, Mo., against plaintiff and his tenant, John McKenzie, before the next term of this court, unless in default thereof plaintiff's title be quieted and defendants forever barred, etc.

Same vs. J. Michell et al.; to quiet title; trial by court and judgment for defendant.

Robert S. Crenshaw vs. Frank Tolander; appeal from J.P.; case set for trial November 7th, 1890.

James Baker vs. W.F. McInturf; replevin; case set for trial November 7th, 1890.

Springfield Printing Co. vs. William Noe et al., contract; tried by jury of six men and dismissed by plaintiff at their costs.

T.B. Snoddy vs. James Delaware; appeal from J.P.; dismissed at cost of plaintiff for want of prosecution.

W.J. Waldrup vs. James Delaware; same entry.

Lewis Houghs vs. Veda Onstott, to quiet title; dismissed at costs of plaintiff for failing to file bond for costs as per order of court.

W.P. Stewart vs. F.F. and D.L. Cubberly; appeal from J.P.; case dismissed.

J.L. Lemmons vs R.C. Stone, mechanic's lien; continued by agreement of parties.

Amanda Wells vs B.F. Rathbone, repldvin; case set for trial November 21st, 1890, motion to dismiss appeal set for trial November 10th, 1890.

H.C. Lepps vs James H. Rollston, work and labor; case set for November 23d, 1890.

A. Featherstone vs A.R. Sprague, appeal from J.P.; case set for trial November 21st, 1890.

John Johnson vs W.D. Crothers, appeal from J.P.; case set for trial November 20th, 1890.

H.Y. Schell vs Henry Scholten, appeal from J.P.; case set for November 20th, 1890.

John McGrath vs J.A. Mitchell et al., to quet title; motion for new trial filed by plaintiff.

George Devereaux filed declaration of intention to become a citizen of the United States.

Adjourned until Monday, November 10th, 1890.

Barry County News.

Seligman, Mo., Oct. 28. - Sunshine once again.

Barry county will give Fyan a large majority.

John Stapleton, of Seligman, is in Douglas county this week.

Several old and well known citizens of this county died in the past two weeks.

Wyatt Campbell and family, of Seligman, departed for their new home in Douglas county last week.

C.C. Smith, of California, is visiting relatives at Corsicana.

Miss Florence Martin, of Cassville, is visiting in Peirce City this week.

Lafayette Swindle and family, of Corsicana, left for Illinois last week.

A number of citizens from Seligman and O'Day went to Cassville Monday to hear the Hon. Geo. G. Vest.

Henry Duncan, Geo. W. King and families, of Northwest Kansas, have located in this county.

Charles K. Chanselas, of Grant's Pass, Oregon, arrived last week at Exeter on a visit to relatives. He left Washington, this county, some time ago for the far West, where he has resided since.

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Source:
Microfilm, Springfield Weekly Leader; March 2, 1876 - June 6, 1878 / March 10, 1887 - Oct. 30, 1890; The Library Center, Springfield, Greene County, Missouri; obtained October 22, 2005.


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