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Greene County, Missouri
April, 1891

 

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Thursday, April 2, 1891

The Fourth Regiment.

The following order has been issued by the Adjutant General of Missouri:
First -- The Fourth regiment infantry, National Guard of Missouri, is hereby organized and will consist of Brookfield Rifles Co. "A," Mound City Guard Co. "B," Linneus Guard Co. "C," Bethany Rifles Co. "D," Richmond Rifles Co. "E," St. Joseph Light Guards Co. "F," and Savannah Guards Co. "G."
Second -- The commissioned officers of the above named companies will meet in the city of St. Joseph on Thursday, April 2, for the purpose of electing a colonel, lieutenant colonel and major, and will report the result of such election to these headquarters.
By order of the commander-in-chief, J.A. Wickham, Adjutant General.

Barry County News.

Seligman, Mo., March 30 - Barry county's egg crop is worth more than her wheat crop.

Oscar Wilford, of Seligman, departed for Colorado Saturday.

Miss Flo Clark, of Chicago, is visiting relatives at Seligman.

Good specimens of mineral are being found near McDowel.

S. Roller and family moved to Aurora last week.

S.N. Austin, of Nebraska, has been visiting relatives at Seligman.

R. Looms, of Exeter, went to Coffeyville, Kas., last week.

Mrs. A.J. Dean, of Seligman, is visiting relatives at Carl Junction, Mo.

Charles McCray, of Dixon, Wyoming, is visiting in this county.

Miss Gusta Edens is at Springfield again having her eyes treated.

Monett has raised $1,000 to develop the mines near that place.

The Barry County Horticultural Society met at Cassville last week with a good number in attendance.

Two prisoners, by the name of Johnson and Tracey, escaped from the Cassville jail one day last week.

M. Harrison and sister, Mrs. Eliza Home, of Ohio, are visiting relatives at Mineral Springs.

Monett offers $1,000 to the miner of the first car load of mineral mined within a radias of one mile of that place.

Prof. Joe Lipe's select school at Monett has closed. He has gone to Aurora, where he opened another school.

Henry and John Shelton, of Eagle Rock, departed for Idaho last week to see after the property of their brother, who died a short time ago.

Misses Libble and Bertha Cammons, of O'day, returned from a visit to Aurora a few days ago.

Jeff Cochran, of Monett, whose leg was cut off by a coal car at that place last summer, has commenced suit against the Frisco road for $50,000 damages.

The mining interest in this county is by no means dead, but will show up in the future and will intensely shine with the glow of prosperity.

The Index is the latest adventure in journalism in this county. The paper is published at Exeter by C.R. Catterlin. The editor was educated in the Inter-Ocean office and will, no doubt, be successful. This gives Barry county seven papers.

A nine year old daughter of Mr. Westfall's, of King's Prarie [Prairie], was bitten by a mad cat last week. A mad stone was applied and adhered to the wound a number of times. It is thought she is out of danger.

A PECULIAR CASE.
A Needle in the Body of a Woman Suddenly Comes Out.

Mrs. Mildred Wrightsman, living at 2,027 North Campbell street, is the subject of a peculiar and unusual experience. For some time she has been ailing and felt pains in her right side, the trouble increasing in virulence and  reducing her in flesh so that she was considered a confirmed invalid.
Sunday morning she felt something like the point of a pin protruding from her right side and in manipulating the place affected the point of a needle suddenly sprang out a quarter of an inch. The needle had been embedded in the flesh so long that it had lost its rigor and was as pliable and inelastic as a piece of wire. It had lost its lustre and had a dull appearance. The eye seemed to have been partially destroyed by the secretions of broken before its entrance into and exploration of the body. It was easily extracted and will be preserved as a relic of days gone by.
Mrs. Wrightman does not remember to have ever swallowed a needle, and the effect of the human acids upon the steel explorer indicates that its occupancy of the body must have been many years, probably thirty.
Mr. Wrightsman, doing business on Commercial street, says that his wife has been sick for years and that he believes she will now speedily recover, as she is only forty seven years of age and is freed from the pain which has for so many years oppressed her.
The case is one of peculiar interest as showing that metal, under certain conditions, will become almost as pliant as a straw, and that a needle is an insidious thing which should be kept out of the mouths of women who do occasional sewing for their families as well as out of the mouths of infants who by instinct are needle eaters.

A Painful Operation.

Mr. Wright, of Aldrich, Mo., on the Clinton branch, about ten weeks ago, jumped off a fence, alighting on a "stob." Notwithstanding he had on a pair of heavy rubber boots a splinter penetrated his foot and all efforts to extract it were futile. He decided to test the skill of Springfield surgeons and was brought to this city yesterday by friends, a local physician accompanying them. After consultation several surgeons  called on him at the Woody house and decided to perform the operation on his foot with a view to extracting the splinter. His foot and leg were badly swollen and resembled a small-sized sugar-cured ham. The operation was successfully performed and a splinter about an inch long was discovered under the bone, which was removed with difficulty. The patient bore the ordeal bravely and departed for home this morning. It will be several months before he can work. Mr. Wright had a narrow escape from losing his leg by amputation.

Alleged Confidence Man Arrested.

William T. Smith, of near Brighton, Polk county, Mo., was arrested this morning by Constable Shackleford and taken before Justice Chinn, who bound him over in the sum of $500 to await a preliminary examination April 6th. E.B. Fracman, who resides near Ash Grove, alleges that defendant unlawfully, feloniously, with intent to cheat and defraud, obtained $100 from him in money by means of a trick and a fraud and deception and by false and fraudulent representation and pretense.

A United States Prisoner.

George Hines, of Douglas county, was brought in Saturday by W.H. Thomas, deputy United States marshal, on charge of selling whiskey in violation of law. After an examination before Commissioner Howell he was committed to jail in default of $300 [800?] bond. It is thought he will give bond soon and be released until May term of district court.

The Pearson Creek Mine.

Mr. I.N. Sedgwick, general attorney of the M.K. & T.R.R. Co. and a party of capitalists were in the city yesterday and, among other things, visited the Pierson Creek Mines and were well pleased with the prospects. They returned last night to Sedalia and Parsons.

Circuit Court.

Deeds were acknowledged in the following cases: Sarah J. and I.J. Cantrell vs Mary E.F. Chapman; C.M. Chappell and M.G. Molse vs A.J. Parsons; Ozark Land Co. vs Gustav Newman; Frisco Railway Co. vs Charles Schumckel, Daniel Walling and J.N. Russell.

G.J. Bradfield, of Billings, permitted to sign the roll of attorneys.

Western Trust Co. vs S.C. Johnston et al., injunction; order to file petition and bond approved; orders to issue temporary writ and process.

D.A. Yokum vs W.H. Frink; dismissed by plaintiff at his cost.

James Baker vs W.T. McInturf, replevin; motion for new trial overruled.

E.W. Williams vs Thompson Manufacturing Co., to rescind purchase of stock; case dismissed by plaintiff at his cost as per stipulations.

F.H. Shipman vs same; same entry.

John E. Phelps vs same; same entry.

A.B. Pierce vs same; same entry.

W.L. Atkinsson vs same; same entry.

First National Bank of Quincy Ill., vs Springfield Manufacturing Co. et al., note; judgment by default against said company, C.H. Goffe and G.B. Ramsey, for $154.15.

Sarah McAllister et al vs Lewis C. McAllister et al., partition; default entered against defendants and decree granted as prayed for in petition; order of sale by sheriff for cash in hand.

Dennis D.O. Brine vs W.D. Sheppard, ejectment; motion for costs sustained; plaintiff given until first day of next term to file bond.

Sarah E. Kimbrough vs Warren C. Crane, ejectment; judgment by default for plaintiff and on evidence heard for the recovery of possession of one-ninth interest, undivided in the lot in question and for $19.20 damages and the value of plaintiff's monthly rents and profits for said one-ninth interest found to be $2.89; writ of possession awarded and for rents and profits.

Dennis D.O. Brine vs Kate D. Wygal, ejectment; motion for costs sustained and plaintiff given till first day of next term to file bond.

Massey-Herndon Shoe Co. vs L.W. Keen, attachment; motion to set aside dismissal of garnishee withdrawn.

Sarah E. Kimbrough vs Warren C. Crane, ejectment; motion to set aside judgment by default filed; affidavit in support of motion to set aside judgment filed; judgment set aside at cost of defendant and case reinstated; defendant granted leave to file answer, which is file.

Gault & Waugh vs Springfield Water Works and Manufacturing Co., injunction; answer of defendant filed by leave of court.

McCluer Bros. vs same; same entry.

James Baker vs W.T. McInturf, replevin; appeal granted to St. Louis court of appeals; time granted until June 25, 1891, to file bill of exceptions; appeal bond approved.

P.J. Leonhart vs J.B. Oneal, appeal from justice of the peace; motion to affirm judgment of J P. filed.

George H. McCann & Co. vs Lord Grocer Co., appeal from justice of the peace; motion to dismiss appeal sustained and judgment against appellant and securities for costs of this court, original papers to be returned to justice of the peace with certified copy of judgment; motion to set aside judgment dismissing appeal filed.

City of Springfield to use of R.E. Everett vs J.S. Whitlock, special tax bill; default entered against defendant, evidence heard for plaintiff and judgment for $26.71, to bear 10 per cent. interest, and same declared a lien against property in question and sale of same adjudged.

John Spicer vs Sadie Spicer, divorce; default entered against defendant; evidence heard and decree granted to plaintiff on payment of costs.

State ex rel M.O. Bedell, collector, vs William H. Newport et al., delinquent taxes; order to file petition and publish order of publication.

County Court.

Several accounts were allowed.

Sheriff ordered to sell the property of J.S. Cravens, which is mortgaged for a school loan amounting to $700.

The description of property assessed to Dr. W.A. Camp was ordered changed.

Most of the day was consumed in examining witnesses in the alleged insanity of Thomas Burke.

A. Demuth loaned school money amounting to $1,350.

The judges inspected the alms house this morning and will continue the examination of witnesses in the alleged insanity of Thomas Burke this afternoon.

Thomas Burke, on the evidence of Dr. W.P. Camp, Dr. B.A. Barrett, W.C. Kelton, John Kent, Thomas Burke and Lethene Burke, was found to be of unsound mind and ordered sent to Nevada insane asylum.

A warrant was ordered drawn for $65 to pay for Mr. Burke's support at asylum.

Judges Houston and Appleby were allowed $25 each for services.

Court adjourned until Thursday morning, April 2d.

Criminal Court.

Dolph Morris, Nelson Smith, Charles Miller, Oscar Hampton, Stephen Humphrey, William Hyder, William Spear, Paul McDaniel, George Peck, George West and Mark Claussen, who have been serving jail sentences, were released as insolvents.

The Webster county cases were ordered stricken from the docket, Judge Oliver holding he had no jurisdiction. The defendants had sworn against the inhabitants of Webster county but not against Judge Wallace.

Court adjourned until first Monday in May, when there will be a special term.

Henry Searcy Attached.

Henry Searcy of Ash Grove, recently indicted in numerous cases for violating the local option law, has been attached by the following firms: S.J. Lang & Son, $182; Moffet-West Drug Co., St. Louis, $444; Hopkins-Weller Drug Co., St. Louis, $260; G.D. Milligan & Son, of this city, $77; total, $963.

Circuit Court Adjourns.

Circuit Court adjourned Saturday afternoon until April 10, 1891.

Lela Lightfoot has instituted divorce proceedings against her husband, D.W., for May term.

S.C. Essex was permitted to sign the roll of attorneys.

State ex rel. and to use Purdy Fowler vs W.W. Channery, official bond, venue from Hickory county; continued by consent of parties.

William Stockbridge admitted to citizenship, on testimony of M.T. Edmonson and J.C.T. Wood.

Springfield Grocer Co. vs T.B. Turner, attachment; dismissed at plaintiff's costs.

Irish Americans.

The Irish American Club will meet tomorrow night at 7:30 in the Council Chamber on Boonville street, when important matters will be discussed. All are invited.

Shoe Thieves Jailed.

Frank Rankin and Daniel Oneal were arrested Saturday evening by Deputy Sheriffs J.S. Owen and Ezra Bert, on corner Boonville and Mill streets, and lodged in jail on charges of stealing a pair of $1.25 shoes from Stephens' auction store. The men at first denied the charge, but Oneal afterwards admitted that Rankins stole them and he sold them to a man on the city lot for 25 cents. Defendants claimed they were from Willow Springs, but the officers think they are St. Joseph crooks. The stolen property was identified and restored to the owners.
Defendants were arraigned before Justice Chinn this morning, pleaded guilty and each sent to jail for thirty days.

Criminal Crumbs.

Wilford Tyree was tried before Judge Sheffield this afternoon on a charge of larceny, and being found guilty was sent to jail for 30 days where he will repent at leisure a deed done in haste.

Rachael Jarrett, a candidate for the ducking stool, being an alleged common scold, and William Brumley, who is said to have been continuously disturbing the peace in his neighborhood will be tried by Judge Sheffield on the 11st inst.

Sent to Jail.

W.R. Henson, C.M. Burdett and George Surlinger, recently arrested on charge of conducting a confidence game, have had their cases continued by Justice Sheffield until next Friday. Surlinger was unable to give bond for $500 and is in jail.

Wilford Tyree, charged with stealing goods from Wood's store, has been committed to jail by Justice Sheffield to await a preliminary examination Tuesday.

Interments in Maple Park.

The following interments were made in Maple Park cemetery in the month of March, 1891:
12. Infant of Albert S. Davidson.
17. Grace May Perry, of breaking blood vessel, age 2 months 23 days.
11. Elnor B. Mygath, of conjestion, age, 2 months, 7 days.
18. Mrs. Agnes B. Pringle of paralysis, age 65 years.
11. Mrs. Mary L. Milligan, of peritonitis, age 21 years, 5 months, 18 days.
22. Elnor Prescott, of conjestion of the lungs, age 6 months, 13 days.
27. Wallace Lloyd, of measles, age, 2 years, 11 months.
25. Luther Peaming, of measles age, 1 year, 6 months.
26. Emmet Prescott, of measles, age, 6 months 18 days.
11. Infant of James O. Stephenson, of measles.
28. Mrs. Sarah E. Holden of peritonitis, age 52 years.
30. Mr. Loranzo M. Hill, of catarrh of stomach and bowels, age, 51 years, 2 months, 28 days.

Thursday, April 9, 1891

Odds And Ends.

Very small buckles are preferred to bows on evening slippers.

Dr. Levis, the latest owner of Cedarcroft, Bayard Taylor's old home, has just died, and the place is again to be sold.

Mrs. Annie Jebness Miller, favorably known as a dress reform missionary, is about to write her first novel.

Mr. Henley, aged ninety-five, has finished an uninterrupted life of pauperism in the Gosport workhouse. He was brought there when six years old in 1801.

George W. Cable claims that the moment he hears a southerner talk he can tell where he is from and guess at his ancestry.

County Court.

Mr. C.W. Trenary was loaned school money to amount of $450.

John D. Peers was allowed $37.50 for Board of Associated Charities.

The following accounts were allowed:
Howard Grantham, services...$100.00.
A.D. Allen, seven days services...$70.00.
Judge Waddle, five days...$25.00.
Annie Mooney, services...$10.00.
Thorne Publishing Co....$10.50.
James Pate, services as janitor...$39.00.
H.W. Cockerill, advertising...$2.40.
A.B. Pierce, supplies...$5.70.
Frank B. Parker, insurance...$3.35.
Springfield Water Works Co....$50.00.
J.C. Day, services...$7.50.
Democrat Publishing Co., publishing expenditures for 1890...$49.90.
Tune-Schnaider Clothing Co., merchandise...$17.35.
H.M. Heckart, for clock...$8.50.
C.C. Hill, coal...$64.02.
Whitehead & Patterson, work...$1.75.
A.Y. and J.B. Ross, prescription...$ .90.
J.M. Kirby, rent...$45.00.
Fairbanks Book Co., stationery...$6.65.
J.A. Stephens, stationery...$2.85.

Most of the day was consumed in examining the final settlement of John Potter, ex-county collecto[r].

Ordered that school district 1, township 31, range 23, and school district 4, township 31, range 23, be made one road district.

Following accounts allowed:
Simms & Overman, supplies...$113.80.
R.W. Perkins & Co. groceries...$25.53.
E.E. Colby, services...$17.00.
J.W. Williams Hardware Co., merchandise...$7.60.
Gaslight Co., gas...$37.60.
Fairbanks' book store, supplies...$9.15.
Thomas Johnson, brooms...$1.05.
James Reilly, rock furnished...$70.65.
T.F. Spragins, services...$65.46.

J.S. Cravens ordered to give new bonds and securities on two school loans.

The annual statement of John Potter, ex-county collector, was examined and found correct.

Road petitioned by A.S. McLin et al. ordered open.

Road petitioned for by J.J. Mason referred to commissioner.

Petitions granted leave to withdraw petition in matter of road petitioned for by J.B. Brashears.

In matter of road petitioned for by L.H. Murray et al., George Cook filed a motion to dismiss the case.

Road districts 2 and 3, township 31, range 21, ordered consolidated into one district.

G.A. Owen allowed $28.12; E.E. Colby, $17.45; P.M. Julian $2.35; Marion Phillips, $8.

M.C. McManus allowed $5 for quarter ending July 1st.

Johnston & Johnson allowed $12.50 for groceries.

In the matter of road petitioned for by L.H. Murray et al., motion to dismiss action or petition by George Cook, through his attorney, T.J. Gideon; case continued until next Saturday, April 11, at which time Cook is expected to file his written exceptions to the report of the board of commissioners.

Court adjourned until Saturday, 11th.

The board of equalization meets Wednesday morning, 8th.

Probate Court.

The regular April term commenced Monday, 6th inst., and will last two or three weeks. Following business was transacted Monday:

Estate of Charles A. Clayton; report of sale approved.

Same entry in partnership estate of Bymaster & Lambeth at Bois D'Arc.

The estate of George Egbert, who committed suicide Friday, was ordered into hands of John L. McCraw, public administrator.

Report of sale approved and deed ordered in estate of Hartwell Ivey, deceased, administrator acknowledges deed to James McMehan.

Estate of W.C. Carpenter, deceased; widow allowed $400; all the personal property ordered turned over to her also.

Estate of A.J. Goodwin; administrator files receipts of heirs for their distributive shares and is discharged.

Estate of Mary A. Mills, final settlement filed and distribution ordered.

Annual settlement filed in estate of Marion Fritz.

Estates of Bettie, Ephraim, Josephine and Augusta fritz, minors; final settlements filed.

Wills probated by clerk in vacation and letters issued and bonds taken were approved.

W.G. Porter allowed $34.29 against estate of J.M. Jarrett, deceased.

Inventories filed and approved in estates of W.S. Bacon and Martha J. Ragsdale, both insane.

Estate of Isaac Clifford, deceased; inventory, appraisement and sale bill filed and approved.

Final settlement filed in estate of S.F. Gibson.

F.M. Donnell appointed curator of estate of Mary D. Atzert, minor.

Estate of Oscar Bymaster, deceased; final settlement approved.

Estate of M.B. Loyd, deceased; ordered that the administrator pay the creditors of said estate whose claims have been allowed and classed in the fifth class 39 cents on the dollar, that being the prorata of money in the hands of the administrator.

Estate of Lizzie and Alexander Weaver, minors; fifth annual settlements approved; balances in each, $401.55.

David Dobbins allowed $12 against estate of Timothy Woods, deceased; other claims against estate were allowed, as follows: William Stacey, $8.60; James Haynie, $23.50; William A. Floyd, $11.00; N.G. Mayabb, $1.50; James Salts, $20.25; Oscar Rupelt, $3; Stephen Stigall, $3; ordered that administrator pay James Haynie $4 for feeding stock from March 20 to April 4. Inventories approved in estates of Mary G. and Emma Lovan, minors; amounts inventoried in each, $561.500 [.50?]; curator ordered to expend $111.50 each for support of wards.

Estate of Mary D. Atzert, minor; F.M. Donnell selected curator and ordered to give bond of $1,200.

Ely Paxson allowed $49 against Rachel Edmonson, $50 against D.S. Holman and $59 against Kate Dickson estates.

Cash sale of real estate ordered in Alban Phillips estate.

Estate Dora Fain [Fais?], deceased; application of Ely Paxson to administrator granted; bond of $50 approved.

Estate of Lulu Adams, minor; final receipt filed and curator discharged.

R.L. Bone allowed $14.50 against D.S. Holman estate.

Estate of W.G. Hobbs, deceased; report of sale approved and deed ordered.

Estate of Cordie Batson, minor; final settlement approved and curator discharged.

Estate of H.M. Garrett, minor; inventory and first annual settlement approved; balance due, $105.43.

Fifth annual settlement approved in estate of W.A. Johns, minor.

Same entries in estates of C.C. Johns, Wallace and Lou O. Burney, minors.

Ely Paxson allowed $69 against Timothy Wood estate.

Estate of William Kelly, minor; bond of S.H. Horine, curator, for $4,000 with P.H. Gillespie and Thomas Conlon securities, approved and appointment made.

Estate of Mary Bunnel, minor; bond of S.H. Horine, curator, of $200 approved and appointment made.

ON PLEASURE BENT.
A Notable Marriage in St. Louis - Prominent People Who Will Attend.

The approaching nuptial ceremonies of Dr. Geo. W. Cale, son of the freight traffic manager of the Frisco-Fe, to Miss Neosho Hobart, is creating more than ordinary interest as both of the contracting parties are prominent in social and business circles.
The father of the young lady is largely interested in the development of Springfield and is well known throughout the state, while the father of Dr. Cale is one of the most popular officers on the Frisco-Fe R.R.
Among the prominent gentlemen who will be in attendance from this city are C.A. Parker, electrical engineer of the Metropolitan street railroad company; Frank B. Smith, president of same; J.F.G. Bentley, president of the Bank of Springfield, and others.

Special Notice.

The Kentucky Liquor House always keep in stock 1878 Old Crow, 1884 Rye, 1882 Kentucky Sour Mash. These goods are all aged by ourselves and are pure and unadulterated, they are unexcelled for medical purposes. Jug and bottle trade a specialty. Ullmann Building, corner College and Campbell streets.

McLaughlin Discharged.

In another column a report is made of the arson case against Hanson and McLaughlin. At a late hour this afternoon Judge Sheffield, after hearing evidence held W.R. Hanson in $500 bonds to answer before the proper court, and discharged W.G. McLaughlin.
Both men were discharged on the second accusation and thus for the present Attorneys Harrington and Pepperdine are happy. We take pleasure in giving the greatest publicity to the vindication of our friend McLaughlin, the charges against him having been probably instigated by questionable motives.

Before Justice Sheffield.

Justice Sheffield was busy today with the consideration of cases of more or less importance, but he presided with dignity throughout and dispensed justice with an even hand.

T.M. Perry stole an ax from W.B. Adams and the act being proven, Perry was sent to jail for thirty days.

Edmund George for disturbing the peace and kicking up a public row, was fined $1 and costs.

W.J. Barker, a well, or widely known alleged horse doctor, was up on a charge of vagrancy, and as he plead guilty he was relegated to the county jail for thirty days.

This morning and afternoon Wiley R. Henson and W.G. McLaughlin were on trial for arson, the alleged crimes having occurred on the 4th of February and the 13th of March, 1891. The testimony of the principal prosecuting witness was to the effect that the arson was committed to procure insurance.

G.A.R. CELEBRATION.
The two Posts, the W.R.C. and Sons of Veterans Participate.

Capt. Jno. Matthews' Post and McCrosky Post, G.A.R., assisted by the W.R.C. and Sons of Veterans celebrated the twenty-fifth anniversary of the organization of the grand Army last night. The Jno. Matthews celebration was carried out at the hall on St. Louis street while the McCrosky Post enjoyed themselves in their elegantly arranged hall on Commercial street. The program before Matthews Post was excellently rendered by H.E. Havens, the Gulf Shops Sextette, Miss May Bellows, Mr. Parmenter, W.C. Noel, Miss Mamie McDonald, W.D. Hubbard and James R. Milner.
The program of McCrosky Post was equally as interesting, good music and short talks being the order of the day.
After "Marching Through Georgia" had been sang by the post, in which Mrs. A.G. Winters lead, and the invocation by Post chaplain Brink, adjutant E.A. Kennedy read a circular from the commander-in-chief giving an account of the foundation and growth of the organization.
Miss Maud King sang several selections during the evening.
Capt. Wm. Mathie, Col. Almus Harrington, Col. A.S. Prather, Dr. Edgar A. Hamilton and others made short addresses.

Ash Grove Gossip.

Ash Grove, April 2 -- Butter is high and scarce.

John Trim has accepted a situation as salesman in a large jewelry store at Kansas City.

Dr. Doolin is seriously ill with pneumonia.

A.J. Twaddell is attending the state G.A.R. encampment at Moberly.

J.H. Williams is preparing to build a residence on his farm east of town.

Silas, son of Doc Grantham, died Monday of pneumonia.

Miss Susie Crenshaw, of Springfield, was here Tuesday to see about organizing an art class.

Miss Laura Crates, of Carthage, has accepted a situation in Miss May's store.

T.B. Turner has purchased a house and lot in the southeast part of town.

Byron Moore, nephew of Postmaster Comegys, is in from Strawberry, Mo., and contemplates locating.

S.S. Brown leaves for Chicago in a few days to see his wife, who is under going medical treatment.

Mrs. W.H. Moore died Tuesday evening near Bois D'Arc.

Mrs. J.K.P. Duncan recently fell and fractured her right ankle, but is slowly improving.

A mass meeting will be held tomorrow to nominate three school directors for this district.

Elders Bittick and Bandy are conducting a protracted meeting in the Baptist Church.

The Odd Fellows of this place will celebrate the seventy-second anniversary on the 25th inst. Many visiting lodges are expected.

Prof. J.A. Smith, of Lamar, superintendent of our public schools, has returned home.

Thursday, April 15, 1891 [Note: April 15, 1891 is actually a Wednesday, but it is printed on the newspaper header as Thursday.]

No transcriptions.

Thursday, April 23, 1891

Probate Court.

Rose & Thurman allowed $17 against estate of Wiley C. Carpenter.

J.M. White allowed $25 against estate of C.W. Aikin.

Final settlement approved in estate of Jerome C. Kinney; balance due administratrix, $80.45; administratrix discharged.

Estate of William E. West, minor; second annual settlement; balance due estate $656.77.

Estate of Louise Ross; final settlement continued till next regular term.

Estate of Cora L. Gorman, minor; annual settlement approved; balance due estate, $37.

Estate of Harvey Patterson, minor; curator allowed $74 for support of minor; annual settlement approved; balance due estate, $166.65.

Estate of Maggie Patterson, minor; curator allowed $14 for support of minor; annual settlement approved; balance due estate, $166.65.

Same entry in estate of Jimmie Patterson, minor.

Annual settlement approved in estate of Charles B. Short, minor; balance due estate, $500.

Estate of Bertie M. Short, minor; curator allowed to expend $275 for a piano for ward; annual settlement approved; balance due estate $272.

Estate of G.W. Bennett; second annual settlement approved; balance due estate, $65.45.

Final settlement filed in estate of R.L. Tinsley, deceased, continued to April 25; balance due estate, $1,321.01; petition for distribution and disposal of notes in hands of administrator.

Estate of Cyntha Reeves et al., minor; second annual settlement approved; balance due estate, $50.75.

Estate of Coleman M. and Willie A. Bradley, minors; final receipts of Mrs. Ellen S. Bradley, curator, filed and approved; balances, $28.21.

Estates of Fannie and Calvin Snyder, minors; fourth annual settlements approved; balances, $29.78.

Estate of Joseph Gott, deceased; ordered that executrix expend $103 for monument.

Martha Wilson vs Perry Fulbright; jury trial and verdict that he is an habitual drunkard and incompetent to take care of his four minor children.

Estate of Mabel Johnson, minor; fourth annual settlement approved; balance due $462.71.

D.D. Denton allowed $15 against estate of Joseph Gott, deceased.

Estate of Joseph Gott, deceased; first annual settlement filed.

Partnership estate of Small Bros.; first annual settlement approved.

Estate of Ralph Holland, minor; fourth annual settlement approved; balance, $574.92.

Estate of Jamie Holland, minor; same entry.

The last will and testament of Rachel Rockwood, made February 7, 1891, and attested by George Pepperdine and L.G. Fath, was probated yesterday before Judge Lincoln. The following disposition is made of the property:
First -- That all just debts and funeral expenses be paid.
Second -- To her son, Dr. E.M. Rockwood, $1.
Third -- To her son, Asy A. Rockwood, and Flora B. Johnson and Anna V. Collins, daughters, each $50.
Fourth -- Zo [To] her daughter, Mary E. Robinson, the piano and bedroom set.
Fifth -- To her son, Edward E. Rockwood, the parlor set.
Sixth -- All the balance of her property not otherwise disposed of, real, personal or mixed, is bequeathed to her daughter Mary and son Edward, to be divided equally between them.
Seventh -- Whatever pension she may draw she wants the proceeds to be applied in paying off the debt on her house.
Eighth -- She nominates and appoints her daughter, May E. Robinson, as guardian, curator and trustee for her minor son Edward to have the care and custody of his property until he becomes of age, and requests that she be not required to give bond.
Ninth -- It is her will that none of the fifty-dollar legacies or the one dollar legacy be paid until Edward becomes of age.
Tenth -- She appoints her daughter, May E. Robinson, executrix of the will without bond, and desires that she be allowed to sell the real estate at any time the same can be disposed of for a good, reasonable price.

Estate of S.F. Gibson, deceased; final settlement approved and Will W. Coover, administrator, discharged.

Second annual settlement approved in estate of John Zeigler, deceased.

Same entry in estate of Nancy Fondren, minor.

Estate of William Duffy, minor; annual settlement approved.

Estate of John Zeigler, deceased; ordered that the administrator be authorized to expend $36 for monument.

Third annual settlements approved in estate of Iona and Alma Edmonson, minors.

Estate of Frank C. Babbitt, deceased; continued to next regular term for final settlement.

Estate of John T. Rathbone, deceased; same entry.

Estate of John W. Mallicoat, deceased; administration discontinued for want of assets and executrix discharged.

Estate of S.H. Welch, deceased; private sale of personal property ordered, sale bill filed and approved; widow's $400 statutory allowance granted.

Same estate; W.W. Donham allowed fee bill of $7.90; administratrix ordered to pay $200 to widow for first year's support.

Estate of Samuel Bloom, minor; continued to July term, 1891.

Estate of Walter Moore et al., minors; annual settlement continued until July term, 1891.

Estate of Irwin Skeen Gilmore, minor; H.F. Gilmore ordered to give $3,000 bond as curator.

Joseph Aldridge allowed $6 against W.D. Pickle estate.

Estate of Ernest H. Favor, minor; annual settlement approved; balance due estate, $687.60.

Annual settlement approved in Mary M. Payne estate; balance, $66.17.

Estate of William P. Whittenburg, deceased; annual settlement approved; balance due administrator, $100.08.

Final settlement filed in David M. Ross estate, balance, $95.60.

Same entry in estate of Joetta Ross, minor.

Martha Bray, administratrix, vs. S.H. Julian, administrator; depositions filed and opened, and filed on part of defendant.

Estate of John Kincaid, deceased; receipts filed and executrix discharged.

Partnership estate of Bray & Cravens; deposition opened and filed on part of Vint. N. Bray and plaintiff against J.C. Cravens, administrator.

Same estate; depositions opened and filed on part of J.C. Cravens, defendant.

I.N. Brockman, allowed $2 against Mary M. Payne estate.

Estate of Ida J. Walker, minor; ordered that curator pay $15 to James Johnson for books, clothing and tuition of said minor.

Estates of Moses and May Walker, minors; same entries.

Estate of Josie Wells, minor; final settlement of N.L. Maiden, curator, approved; balance, $93.45; curator discharged.

Estate of William H. Mitchell, deceased; bond approved and letters issued.

Estate of Thomas F. Payne, minor; report of money loaned filed and approved; sixth annual settlement approved; balance due, $182.97.

T.J. Gray allowed $20 against William H. Mitchell estate.

Estate of D.S. Holman, deceased; Aug. Koenigsbruck allowed $20.90.

Annual settlement approved in estate of Emily J. Hubbard, insane.

Estate of Smith S. Crenshaw, minor; petition filed for sale of real estate granted.

Same entries in estates of Thomas T., Clara, Ailene S. and D.W. Crenshaw.

Estate of Caroline Gambill, minor; final receipt of ward filed by H.L. Lydon, curator, for $9.15, balance due, and curator discharged.

Same entry in estate of Lizzie Gambill, minor.

Estate of Wily C. Carpenter, deceased; claim of Will W. Coover for $24.45 allowed.

Estate of Benjamin Stokes, minor; third annual settlement approved; balance, $277.20.

Same entry in estate of Belle Stokes except that balance is $274.55.

Estate of Albert J. Zimmerman, deceased; annual settlement filed; balance, $55.23.

Estate of W.J. Roberts, minor, annual settlement filed and approved showing no balance.

First annual settlement approved in estate of J.F. Eccleston, deceased.

Partnership estate of Miller & Eccleston, J.f. Eccleston, deceased partner, first annual settlement approved; petition to sell deceased partner's interest in lot 41, Ozark Land Co's addition, granted; petition to sell note given by J.M. Decatur for $300 and one given by D.F. Snoddy for $300 granted.

Estate of John Anderson, minor; settlement filed showing nothing in hands of administrator; administration ordered discontinued.

First annual settlement approved in estate of Harriet Holmes, deceased; balance, $178.35.

Fourth annual settlement approved in estate of Emma L. Pipkin, minor; balance, $113.26.

Same entry in estate of Claude D. Pipkin, minor.

Third annual settlement filed and approved in estate of William Austin, minor; balance, $35.65.

A $2,000 Damage Suit.

Yesterday Rachel Simmons, through her attorneys, Messrs. Travers and Brewer, instituted a suit for May term of Circuit Court against the City of Springfield for $2,000 damages.
She alleges that on or about February, 1891, there was a dangerous hole in the sidewalk on Center street, which had been made by the removal of one of the pieces or plank of said sidewalk out of its proper place; that the hole was allowed to remain open and during the early part of the night she accidentally stepped into it, causing her to receive great bodily injury; that she was made sick, sore, lame and disabled for six weeks, has been put to great expense in trying to be cured and still continues to suffer in consequence of said injury.

Thursday, April 30, 1891

Big Fire at Phillipsburg, Mo.

Lebanon, Mo., April 26. -- Phillipsburg, twelve miles west of Lebanon, was almost wiped out by fire at 2 o'clock this morning. The entire business part of the town was destroyed. The leading business houses were Robt. Young's dry goods store and Eli Massey's general merchandise. These stores and large stocks of goods were a total loss. The postoffice, shops and other places of business are in ruins. Young and Massey are the heaviest losers. Their loss is partially covered by insurance. The fire broke out in Young's store, and Mr. Young, who was sleeping up stairs, had a narrow escape for his life. There are strong indications of incendiarism.

United States Prisoners.

G.W. Perkins and George Gore were brought in this morning from Stone county, charged with cutting cedar timber on White River, having been arrested yesterday by J.W. Eldridge, deputy United States marshal. In crossing James River last night the whole party had a narrow escape from drowning, recent heavy rains having rendered the usual ford impassable. After a ducking terra firma was finally reached. Defendants had an examination before Commissioner Howell today, but we did not learn what disposition was made.

William Marr, of Eglinton, Taney county, was brought in yesterday afternoon by W.H. Thomas, deputy United States marshal, on charge of selling liquor without license at the Taney City reunion on the fourth of last July. Defendant was examined by Commissioner Howell and bound over this morning in the sum of $300.

Railroad Rumblings.

The Carthage Banner says: T.J. Schultz, ticket agent of the Frisco at Springfield, was in the city today. He was on his way to Battle Creek, Mich., to attend his sister, who is quite ill.

It is announced that L.R. Van Diviere, Southeastern freight agent of the Kansas City, Fort Scott & Memphis at Atlanta, will become division freight agent of the road at Memphis on the first of May, to succeed O.G. Parsley, Sr., resigned. Mr. Van Diviere is one of the brightest young men in the Memphis forces, and his promotion is considered as a just recognition of his abilities. He was in Kansas City but a few weeks ago, but the resignation of Mr. Parsley was not then generally known and his visit was not then connected with the probabilities of his promotion.

Probate Court.

Estate of Noah Hampton, deceased; appraisement approved; ordered that administratrix turn over to Sarah M. Hampton, widow, household furniture to amount of $54 and books to value of $31; also other articles, as her $400 statutory allowance; first annual settlement filed.

Estate of John B. Cox, deceased; annual settlement approved; balance, $9.64.

E.W. Elson allowed $100.65 against George Thorne estate; E.W. Elson, $111.35; J.E. Phelps, $6.49; C.B. McAfee, $10.

Claims were allowed against George M. Cox estate as follows: Hubble & Whaley, $29.70; Goode & Cravens, $185; C.B. McAfee, $125.

Estate of Alma W. Murphy, minor; first annual settlement filed.

Estate of John Harkness, deceased; sale of real estate ordered.

Estate of Rachel Rockwood, deceased; Mrs. Mary E. Robinson, named in the will as executrix, refuses to qualify and relinquishes right to administer; the estate was ordered into the hands of John L. McCraw, public administrator.

Estate of Emmet McDaniel, deceased; second annual settlement approved; balance $159.47.

Estate of C.D. McAdams, deceased; final receipt of C.H. Goffe curator of W.H. McAdams, minor and distributee of said estate, for $1,088.3, the amount as shown by final settlement, filed and ordered that he be discharged.

Estate of W.H. McAdams, minor; annual settlement approved.

Inventory and appraisement approved in estate of W.H. Mitchell, deceased; private sale of real estate ordered for cash.

Annual settlements approved in estates of Gilum, Alexander and Joseph Hopper, minors; curator ordered to expend $60 in estate of Gilum Hopper, minor, for the purchase of a horse.

Estates of Annie E., Albert B. Charles O. and William A. Murphy, minors; annual settlements approved; balances, $232.32, $307.45, $307.45, $307.45.

First annual settlement approved in estate of Polly A. Hunt, deceased; balance due in cash and notes, $129.07.

Estate of George Vandiver, deceased; order of distribution made according to terms of the will.

Estate of C.B. Kitchell, deceased; settlement continued until October term, 1891.

Estate of A.M. Shelledy, minor; annual settlement approved; balance, $32.64; curator authorized to sell one yoke of oxen belonging to minor at public or private sale for cash.

Estates of Julia, Charles I. and Frank P. Moore, minors; ordered that curator be allowed $200 for each minor for board, clothing, schooling and commission and care of estate for one year; annual settlement approved.

Estate of Frank P. Moore; annual settlement approved; balance, $2,590.86.

Same entries in estates of Julia L. and Charles I. Moore; report of money loaned filed and approved.

W.G. Cran allowed $20.50 against estate of Rutha Gorman, deceased.

R.A. Sayer allowed $15 against estate of Wiley C. Carpenter.

Estate of Lucius W. Headlee, minor; P.F. Headlee, curator, ordered to give bond of $50.

Same entries in estates of James G., Minnie E., Robert B. and Harvey J. Headlee, minors.

L.A. Webster allowed $73.50 against estate of C.W. Aikin, deceased.

Estate of Wiley C. Carpenter, deceased; Sparkman & Noe allowed $13.60 and W.O. Wake $22.45; petition for sale of real estate to pay debts filed and publication ordered.

Estates of Percy, Julia A., Hubert and Robert F. Drake, minors; settlement filed showing no assets and administration discontinued.

Estate of James Duley, minor; annual settlement approved.

Estates of Franklin, Geneva, Genora, Homer and Reuben Rose, minors; eighth annual settlements approved.

Estate of Andrew Thackery, minor; curator ordered to use $50 in paying expense of said ward to Coloado [Colorado?].

Estate of F.M., A.J. Rucker, insane; eighth annual settlement approved; report of money loaned approved; ordered that W.O. Wade, guardian, expend $150 for clothing, board and care of ward for ensuing year.

J.W. McKee allowed $8 against estate of D.S. Holman, deceased.

Estate of R.L. Tinsley, deceased; final settlement approved and distribution ordered.

Estate of Ellis L. Headlee, minor; under fourteen years old; P.T. Headlee selected as curator and ordered to give $50 bond.

Estate of Marcus Arhart, minor; report of sale of real estate approved and deed ordered.

Estate of Thomas J. Crenshaw, minor; curator allowed $192 for support of ward for 1889 and 1890.

Estate of Smith S. Crenshaw, minor; same entry.

Estate of Anna A. McClure, minor; final settlement approved and curator discharged.

Annual settlement approved in estate of George Hill, minor.

Estate of Dickens W. Crenshaw, minor; curator allowed $244 for education, support and maintenance of ward for 1889 and 1890.

Estate of John F. Atzert, deceased; report of sale of real estate approved and deed ordered.

Estate of Anna Crenshaw, minor; final settlement filed; balance, $7.

Estate of Smith S. Crenshaw, minor; second annual settlement approved; balance, $112.28.

Same entry in estate of Clara Crenshaw, minor, except that the balance is $136.11.

Same entry in estate of Ailene Crenshaw, minor, except that balance is $102.56.

The balance due in Thomas T. Crenshaw estate is $98.36, and in D.W. Crenshaw estate $150.74.

Adjourned until next Saturday, May 2.

County Court.

Bonds of the following road overseers were approved: J.W. Inman, M.T. Hedgepeth, Thomas J. Johnson, S.A. Owen, James W. Rose, Michael Sheedy, A.S. McLin, A.H. Pickle, N.B. Owen, L. Lyman, M.A. Waddle, William A. Wood, Joseph Hawkins, H.J. Hix, W.S. Firestone, W.D. Sparkman, H.B. Plummer, J.W. Browne, W.A. Stratton, Thomas Robards, H.E. Dishman and W.W. Putman.

J.J. McReynolds allowed $4.90 for fourteen gallons of sorghum furnished alms house.

Ball Bros. allowed $41.15 for groceries.

J.M. Greer and Luthur McCluer, road overseers, ordered to work the road known as the Brick School House road.

Road petitioned for by J.M. Greer et al referred to road commissioner to view and take right of way, expenses to be charged to petitioners.

Same entry in road petitioned for by D.M. Young et al.

Ordered that the petition of H.G. Mullings et al. for change in the Springfield and Ebenezer road be dismissed at cost of petitioners, the change not being deemed of sufficient importance to the public to make said change at expense of county.

C.E. Trenary permitted to withdraw his application for school loan of $450.

Certain papers, consisting of canceled warrants and bills paid, ordered burned.

Roads petitioned for by C.W. Bedell et al. and T.A. Skelley referred to road commissioner to view, etc.

W.L. Gamble, road overseer, filed annual settlement and returned warrant of $165, apportioned for last year, which was unused. Settlement approved and said warrant ordered canceled.

W.L. Gamble allowed $69.67, accounts of Henry Hayes, Sparkman & Noe and G.W. Oneal, materials furnished for road purposes.

John L. Thurman loaned school funds to amount of $600.

About $3,000 was apportioned to the various road districts in the county for spring work.

New Cold Storage House.

The Pabst Brewing Company, of Milwaukee, Wis., have purchased the old cracker factory site, corner Hayden and Lena streets, fronting on the Memphis route track, and are having plans prepared for a mammoth two-story brick building, to be used as a warehouse and cold storage for their beer and ice. Two buildings on this site have been destroyed by fire and the structure should be fire-proof.

New Mining Camp.

John Kelly and J.W. Anderson, of this city, have received news that the new mining camp on their land, near Purdy, Barry county, is being developed very rapidly. The miners have three car loads of mineral on the ground. From forty to forty-five shafts are being sunk. This will prove to be one of the biggest mining camps in Southwest Missouri. There is an abundance of fine spring water, plenty of timber and a rate of royalty unheard of paid miners. Good, practical miners are demand.

Death of L.D. Brooks.

We learn that Mr. L.D. Brooks, a prominent and well known merchant of Republic, died at Oswego, Kas., Saturday night, 25th. He has been ailing for some time and concluded he would take a trip to the Pacific. When he reached Oswego he felt so bad that he concluded to stop and rest. He went to bed in a hotel and was dead the next morning.

A Big Lumber Company.

Articles of association of the J.L. Lee Tie and Lumber Company were filed this morning with Recorder Wilson. The capital stock is $50,000, divided into 300 shares of the par value of $100. All has been subscribed and paid and headquarters will be located in Springfield and such other places as may be advisable. Joshua L. Lee, of this city, holds 149 shares; B.F. Hobart, St. Louis, 248; Robert E. Lee, Sparta, one; J.F.G. Bentley, Springfield, one; F.W. Risque, St. Louis, one. They are also directors for first year. The corporation is limited to fifty years and is formed for the purpose of manufacturing, buying and selling piling, ties and lumber for railroad and other uses, cord wood, merchandise, produce, lard, mineral and such other commodities as may be incident to the business.

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Source:
Microfilm, Springfield Weekly Leader; Nov. 6, 1890 - Nov. 12, 1891; The Library Center, Springfield, Greene County, Missouri; obtained November 29 / December 5, 2005.


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