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Greene County, Missouri
August, 1891

 

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Thursday, August 6, 1891

MORTUARY REPORT.
Interments in Maple Park Cemetery During the Month of July.

There were fourteen interments in Maple Park Cemetery during the past month as follows:
1st -- John Koontz, of paralysis. Age, 77 years.
3d -- Miss Genervia M. Woolley, of dysentery, Age, 5 months.
3d -- Mrs. A.B. Reid, of consumption. Age, 57 years.
3d -- Infant of J.M. and S.B. Smith.
7th -- Mrs. Cyntha A.D. Cravens, of typhoid fever. Age, 49 years.
10th -- Miss Cliffie [Cliftie?] Shotwall, of cancer. Age, 30 years.
12th -- Mrs. Nellie E. Chapin, of blood poisoning. Age 24 years.
15th -- Iphagenia Watts, of brain fever. Age, 18 months.
15th -- George Loveless, of kidney trouble. Age, 67 years.
16th -- John T. Smith, of measles. Age, 19 months.
17th -- Mrs. Cressie Massey, of peritonitis. Age 34 years.
22d -- Mr. B.H. Overman, of consumption. Age, 27 years.
24th -- Warren P. Search, of brain fever. Age, 5 months.
29th -- Mrs. Susan F. Robinson, of consumption. Age, 39 years.

A Narrow Escape.

Yesterday afternoon while driving along Boonville street near Lynn, Henry Kellogg, D. Ross and Miss Ettie Faulks were thrown from their carriage and severely bruised. A melon wagon collided with the carriage, throwing it in front of an advancing motor and unseating the occupants. The motor man brought his car to a sudden stop and avoided what seemed an inevitable tragedy. Miss Faulks was scratched about the face and sustained other bruises but she will recover from her injuries in a few days without impairment to her beauty.

Strange Freak of Nature.

Henry Davis, of Republic, was in the city yesterday with a four-legged chicken which he purchased from James Simon, residing seven and one half miles southeast of this city on the James. The fowl is a great curiosity and attracted considerable attention.

The Courts.

Through the courtesy of E.H. Lair and M.C. Vinton, grand jurors, The Leader is enabled to publish the following facts concerning the ages, nativity, politics, religion, orders and occupations of the present grand jury, as follows:
Franklin township -- C.W. Bedell, 43 years old; born in Greene county, Mo.; Democrat; Methodist; F. and L. Union; farmer.
Robberson -- H.H. Carr, 50 years old; born in Ross county, Ohio; Republican; A.F. and A.M.; farmer and stock raiser.
Boone -- J.G. Terpin, 45 years old; born in Lawrence county, Ark.; Democrat; Baptist; K. of L.; harness dealer.
Walnut Grove -- W.A. Sewell, 53 years old; born in McNary county, Tenn.; Republican; Baptist; I.O.O.F.; farmer.
Brookline -- Jas. R. Deputy, 54 years old; born in Indiana; Republican; Christian; farmer.
Campbell -- D.D. Berry, 48 years old; born in Springfield, Greene county, Mo.; Democrat; A.F. and A.M.; merchant.
E.H. Lair, 43 years old; born in Kentucky, Democrat; M.E. Church; A.F. and A.M.; K. of K.; Superintendent of Maple Park Cemetery.
J.A. Routt, 60 years old; born in Kentucky; Republican; carpenter.
J.C. Freeman, 45 years old; born in Michigan; People's Party; Baptist; I.O.O.F., A.O.U.W., F.L. and U.; school teacher.
H.O. Bunker, 35 years old; born in Franklin county, Ohio; Prohibitionist; M.E. Church; lumber merchant.
M.C. Vinton, 35 years old; born in Greene county, Mo.; Democrat; merchant.
H.M. Langston, 50 years old; born in Greene county, Mo.; People's Party; M.E. Church; F. and L. U.; farmer.

City vs Ed Hyder carrying concealed weapons, appeal from city recorder; continued by agreement.

Alexander Young, contempt of court by not appearing as a witness, was discharged by order of court.

State vs William Walker, carrying concealed weapons, defendant arraigned and pleads not guilty; jury trial and verdict of guilty; fine of $50.

State vs A C Thayer, keeping bawdy house; jury disagreed.

State vs Roy Abbott, embezzlement; dismissed at cost of defendant.

Frank Calvin after jury trial for gambling, was acquitted.

State vs J W Crank, selling liquor; dismissed at cost of defendant.

State vs Charles Priest, keeping gambling house; continued by consent.

State vs D S Watts, selling liquor in violation of local option law; motion to quash.

Same vs same, selling liquor to minor; nollied.

Same vs James McQueary; same; continued by agreement.

B Pursely, disturbing the peace, pleaded guilty and was fined.

Thomas Ehlridge acquitted of carrying concealed weapons and fined $5 and costs for shooting across public highway.

Frank Hill was fined one cent and costs for disturbing the peace.

Ben Adams pleaded not guilty to grand larceny; George Pepperdine and O.T. Hamlin appointed council for defendant.

Motion to quash filed in case of State vs Albert Morton and Fred Lindonbower, disturbing the peace.

The grand jury returned six indictments Saturday and retired to consider further business.

City vs Springfield, assault and battery, appeal from justice of the peace; continued by consent.

State vs B. Purseley, disturbing the peace; on recommendation of J.A. Patterson, defendant's attorney, fine reduced from $5 to $1.

State vs Frank Agnew, two cases for selling liquor to minor; continued by consent.

State vs S.D. Watts, selling liquor in violation of local option law; attachment ordered for Oscar O'Kelley, state witness.

The case against Ben Porter, gambling, was nollied.

State vs J.A. Morris, trespass, appeal from justice of the peace; continued by state.

State vs Alex Johnson, felonious assault; dismissed by state at cost of prosecuting witness.

State vs E.F. Willard, blackmail, appeal from justice of the peace; continued by consent.

Josephine Brayfield, after a jury trial, was acquitted on charge of disturbing the peace.

State vs Charles Houer, petit larceny; change of venue granted to Christian county; defendant and security recognized in sum of $300 to appear when needed.

Motion to quash overruled in cases of state vs Isaac V Hill and Frank Hill disturbing peace.

Lafayette Byersdorff, charged with disturbing public worship, after a jury trial was acquitted.

State vs Jack Montgomery, carrying concealed weapons; continued on affidavit of defendant.

City of Springfield vs John Schoner, keeping open dramshop on Sunday; dismissed at cost of city for want of prosecution.

State vs Dolph Hooper, assault; appeal from justice of the peace; jury trial and judgment against the prosecuting witness, S.L. Miles, for costs.

Thomas N Appleby and J.F. Potter discharged from further service on petit jury and William Mathie and J.A. Perkins substituted.

State vs Howard Mathews, indicted for gambling; plea of guilty and fine of $2.

State vs R.M. Jones, carrying concealed weapons; motion for new trial filed by defendant.

State vs E.B. Freeman, petit larceny; stricken from docket, not being property before the court.

Fred Lindenbower pleaded guilty to disturbing religious worship and was fined $5.

State vs Albert Morton, disturbing peace; motion to quash overruled; dismissed by state.

City vs Fred Winkle, keeping open dramshop on Sunday; continued as on affidavit of defendant at his costs.

State vs Jack Deaver, malicious trespass, appeal from justice of the peace; judgment of lower court affirmed.

State vs George Dowery, rape; defendant arraigned and pleads not guilty.

State vs William Francis, robbery; same entry; Hunter Wear appointed counsel to defend.

The petit jurors were discharged until next Friday morning because there are no cases set for trial until that day.

Sale of real estate ordered in estate of John Harkness, deceased.

Partnership estate of Bymaster & Lambeth; final settlement filed; balance, $35.90.

Estate of Robert Cates, minor; final settlement filed; balance, $35.90.

Estate of Ralph Parsons, minor; first annual settlement filed; balance, $181.

Estates of Mary C, Sophia and Flora G Parsons, minors; same entry except that there is no balance.

Estate of John T. Rathbone, deceased; final receipt approved and executor discharged.

Estate of Maggie Walker, minor; annual settlement approved; balance, $350.08.

Estate of Elizabeth J Rose, deceased; objection to final settlement filed.

Estate of Washington Shackelford, colored, deceased; will probated and letters granted T H Cox without bond. The will was made June 27, 1891, and attested by C A Neagle, Samuel Moore and W P Dabbs. The widow gets most of his property.

 Estate of J M Jarrett, deceased; copy of plat of subdivision of part lot 60 block 17, original survey of Springfield, submitted by administratrix; ordered that copy of approval be indorsed.

Sale bill approved in estate of Charles W Aikin, deceased.

Exchange Bank allowed $426.80 on notes against estate of J M Jarrett.

J W Lisenby allowed $107.40 against estate of Joseph Gott, deceased.

Estate of Ellen K Tracey, deceased; proof of publication of notice of administrator's intention to make final settlement at present term filed; final settlement approved; balance, $1,388.56.

Estate of G W Bennett, deceased; final settlement approved; balance due administrator, 26 cents; administrator discharged.

A Thief Jailed.

Charley Hickerson, better known as "Smoky," pleaded guilty to petit larceny yesterday afternoon and Justice Chinn sentenced him to jail for ten days and required him to pay the costs, which will make his sentence about thirty days. Defendant, about a month ago, stole one pitcher, valued at $1;, three cups worth 50 cents; three saucers, valued at 25 cents, the property of H D Silsby, which were out on a platform at the time. Constable Shackelford made the arrest.

REPLEVIN SUIT.
H.F. Denton Seeks to Recover His Hotel Property.

Yesterday afternoon H.F. Denton instituted replevin proceedings in the Circuit Court against H.P. Cummings, who has charge of the Denton Hotel.
Plaintiff states that he is the owner of and lawfully entitled to the possession of certain personal property described; that the same was wrongfully taken and retained by defendant; that the actual value of said property is $1,500; that the same has not been seized under any process, execution or attachment against the property of the plaintiff; that plaintiff will be in danger of losing his property unless it be taken from the possession of the defendant; that the right of action  accrued within one year prior to this date; that plaintiff has been damaged by the wron[f]ul detention of said property in the sum of $500, for which he asks jud[g]ment.
Mr. Denton furnished a bond of $3,000, with himself as principal and H.H. Westmoreland and E.L. Weaver as securities.

Thursday, August 13, 1891

FORGOTTEN GRAVES.
Weeds and Flowers Cluster Over the Marble Tombstones.

"Grief etches in the marble lidded tombs
With tears for tools an epitaph of wee[ds]."
So a writer puts it, but, in this case, while tears may have been used, the principal engraver has been Time.
Out on the open ground belonging to the Wagon Factory, in the northeastern part of the city, are several graves which have been segregated for many years from the modern necropolii of our rapidly growing city, and as a Leader reporter wandered in that direction and stumbled upon these ancient memorials he at once embraced the "item." The graves, four in number, as far as could be defined, are near a tree which has, presumable, grown up since the interments, but this tree alone marks the resting place of the departed except that broken marble and a dense growth of weeds indicate the earthly resting place of the departed.
    The best preserved stone bears upon its face the following record:
"Jessie K., son of John and Jane Fulbright; born November 5, 1830; died December 19, 1830."
The next and adjoining stone has the inscription - "Jane, wife of John Fulbright and daughter of Jesse (obliterated); born January 4, 1800; died October 12, 1833."
    There are two other graves, but they are supposed to be occupied by the remains of servants of the Fulbright family. These graves have for half a century been neglected and they are now becoming historical. The reporter, however, owing to the dispersed condition of the Fulbright family, has been able to gather but a few reliable facts in connection with the matter.
    President George M. Jones, of the Central National Bank, said: "I remember about the graves to which you refer. They belong to the Fulbright family and have been where you found them for many years. I once owned the property where they are, but I generally planted the field in corn. I always kept the graves sacred, however, and I presume that time only has made ravages with the marbles. The Jane Fulbright mentioned on one of the stones had a son in Laclede county many years since, and he may still be living. He came to see me fifteen years ago to make arrangements to remove his mother's body to Laclede county. I think he proposed taking the whole family, but I have never heard anything of him since.
    "The tract adjoining the wagon factory, and on which the graves are found, was formerly a farm, a limited area of which was used by the Fulbright family as a burial ground. The property became a part of the Berry estate and is now in possession of Col. H.F. Fellows. That is about all I can tell you upon the subject."
    A majority of the men from whom information on the subject could be obtained are away from the city, but this "item" will probably bring forth communications which will illuminate the subject.
    The people living in the vicinity want the bodies removed, and unless the city purchases the ground occupied by the graves it will probably be devoted to commercial purposes in a few years, a circumstance which, on account of the prominence of the family in the early days of the county, would be out of keeping with our ideas of progress and enlightened intelligence.
    One gentleman said: "We should preserve our old monuments, of all kinds, for Missouri is destined to be the first State in the Union, and the City if Springfield will eventually be a great metropolis and we should preserve our memorials."

HIGHWAY ROBBERY.
Mr. Emmerson Held up by Two Men, Who Get $45.

Mr. Emmerson, a young man residing in the northwestern part of Greene county, near Walnut Grove, was quietly proceeding homeward last Saturday night, between 8 and 9 o'clock, when two strangers met him in the public road and demanded his money. As they had the "drop" on him he complied with the stern request and handed $45 to them. The robbers then went east and are supposed to have come to Springfield. Mr. Emmerson was stopped on the Melville road, near the old Chandler farm, and reports that the men did not exhibit any firearms, but took hold and held him until the money was forthcoming. No arrests as yet.

Since writing the above we learn that the man robbed is named Gib Ellison, who resides near Willard.

Both Legs Cut Off.

We learn W. Humphreys, a brakeman on local freight train No. 53, was run over by the engine this morning near Norwood and both legs were cut off. His family live at West Plains, where he was taken. His many friends regret his misfortune and sympathize with him and his family.

County Court.

The following accounts were allowed: Howard Grantham, salary, $100; C. Riddle, keeping pauper, $20; Howard Grantham, miscellaneous, $20.70; James Pate, janitor, $40.50.

L A Biggs, W E Witherspoon and A W Ward were appointed jury commissioners to assess damages in opening road petitioned for by Henry Eifert et al.

The state auditor was authorized to draw his warrant in favor of Samuel Woods, treasurer, for the amount of school moneys apportioned to Greene county.

W P Dabbs was appointed overseer of road district 4, 29, 22. His bond was approved.

J P Pelts appointed road overseer of district 1, 3 and 4, township 31, range 22.

M o Bedell, county collector, presented his monthly statement for July, showing collections as follows: State, $564.32; county, including school, $5,743.91; total, $6,308.23.

A. Lohmeyer, coroner, filed a petition to erect a morgue in this city for the proper care of friendless or unknown dead, and in case that a postmortem examination may be required it can be held there. The coroner suggests a house or room for such purpose, where inquests also could be held. At present he is compelled to take bodies to an undertaking establishment and as some of the bodies are or may be decomposed the undertaker reluctantly consents to allow them in his establishment. The court refused to take action.

Road petitioned for by A J Shiels ordered opened.

Charles B Long ordered sent to the deaf and dumb school at Fulton and $10 appropriated for clothing.

The Frisco Railway Company were required to put in a crossing on Chadwick branch on new road petitioned for by Lewis Stephens et al., said crossing to be one-fourth mile east of old county farm.

Coady & Peabody granted a dramshop license.

Road petitioned for by Ransom Woodard et al referred to road commissioner.

August Lohmeyer's bill of costs, $33.70, for holding inquest on body of Thomas Cameron was disallowed.

Judge A B Appleby was allowed $41 for expenses to Jefferson City and St. Louis in bond case.

John C Day, sheriff, allowed $938.60 for board of prisoners three months.

Wood & Griffith were allowed $71.60, merchandise furnished county jail.

The report of Howard Grantham, superintendent of the alms house, was submitted for July, as follows: Total expenses, $276.87; admitted, 3; discharged, 10; births, 2; deaths, 1; total in charge, 45.

Adjourned until Monday, August 10.

Among the accounts allowed yesterday afternoon was one to W.W. Donham for $1,275.90, fee bills in criminal cases, and one to the Bank of Springfield, $125, rent of United States Court room from August 1 to November 1, 1891.

Samuel Woods, county treasury, presented a number of old 8 per cent bonds and coupons which had been redeemed, and the court ordered them burned by the sheriff in the presence of the following witnesses: Deputy Sheriff Frank McKnight, Hunter Day, W.M. Armstrong and C.L. Dalrymple. The same were therefore cremated. Some 5 per cent bonds, numbered from 106 to 133, inclusive, were also burned. The latter bonds were signed but not registered.

Road petitioned for by J.M. Greer et al ordered opened.

Adjourned until next Monday, 17th inst.

Criminal Court.

John Krumpe pleaded guilty to gambling and was fined $5.

State vs Hugh McDonald, felonious assault; case continued until next regular term.

State vs Fred Strong, burglary and larceny; defendant arraigned and given until Thursday morning to enter plea.

State vs Willis Hendricks, felonious assault; same entry.

State vs Joseph Russell, burglary and larceny; defendant arraigned and given until Thursday morning to enter plea; C W Hamlin appointed counsel to defend.

The grand jury returned eight indictments, making fourteen to date.

Ben Adams, colored, charged with stealing a horse from Link Bros., proprietors of the Eversol mill, pleaded guilty to grand larceny this morning and was sentenced to three years in the penitentiary.

Fletch McFarland, colored, charged with attempting to rape Miss Mary Schronever at the home of J.L. Holland April 28, 1891, was granted a change of venue to Christian county and will be tried before Judge Hubbard.

Albert and Fred Strong pleaded not guilty to burglarizing the store of M. Gentry, northwest of this city, and the trial set for 17th.

Willis Hendricks, colored, pleaded not guilty to felonious assault and trial set for 15th inst.

Joe Russell, charged with stealing surgical instruments from local doctors, pleaded not guilty and will be tried the 18th inst.

W.R. Henson, charged with false pretences and grand larceny, was arraigned in the criminal court this morning pleaded not guilty and gave $600 bond to appear for trial on the 14th.

A.J. and Ben Montgomery are being tried before a jury on charge of attempting to rob George Milburn.

The Montgomery trial is still in progress.

State vs J.H. Sweezy, obtaining property by false pretenses; continued until next regular term.

State vs Daniel Healey, criminal libel, venue from Laurence [Lawrence]; indictment quashed.

State vs George Stubinger, grand larceny and false pretenses; defendant arraigned and pleaded not guilty; O.H. Travers assigned as counsel.

State vs W.R. Henson, same charge; motion to quash indictment filed.

State vs John Thompson, grand larceny; defendant arraigned and pleaded not guilty; bail fixed at $600.

The grand jury returned four indictments, making a total of twenty-two since that body convened.

City of Springfield vs Peter Danforth, trespass, appeal from city recorder; motion to quash filed.

State vs Daniel Healey, criminal libel, change of venue from Lawrence county; order of court permitting T.J. Delaney to take files from court room.

State vs George W. Burden, writing threatening letters; defendant and A.B. Fairbanks and C.P. Ollis recognized in sum of $200 to appear on the 15th inst and from day to day.

In re petition of F.R. Massey, habeas corpus proceedings; case set for hearing Wednesday, August 15.

State vs A.J. Montgomery, attempt to rob; jury return the following verdict: "We, the jury, find the defendant guilty as charged in the indictment and assess his punishment at imprisonment in the penitentiary for a term of two years. W.L. White, foreman."

Criminal Crumbs.

Mollie Childers, charged with disturbing the peace at a baptising in Clay township, was taken to Galloway this morning for trial.

J.T. Dice was committed to jail this morning by Justice Fath and adjudged to pay the costs.

Tom Gilbert, after serving a sixty days sentence for petit larceny, was released this morning as an insolvent.

F.W. Preston, who was arrested by W.H. Thomas, deputy United States marshal, was committed to jail this morning by Commissioner Silsby, in default of $500 bond, to await preliminary examination next Friday, 14th inst., on charge of counterfeiting.

The Ewing-Hall.

The friends of Mr. Charley Ewing and Miss Dora Hall were delighted to learn of their marriage at the residence of Judge Charles W. Sloan, in Harrisonville, Mo., Monday, 10th inst. The happy twain proceeded to St. Louis, where they will enjoy a few days and then return to this city, where they will be welcomed by friends who rejoice in their happiness and who wish them perpetual and immortal bliss.

Birthday Party.

There was a sound of revelry Monday night. The young people in the vicinity of Sherman and Pacific streets were in high glee, celebrating the eighteenth birthday of the charming Miss Minnie Weiland at her home, and right royally did they accomplish their purpose. Among the guests we noticed Misses Minnie Doyle, Hubbard, Kennedy, Price, McCarthy and many other beautiful girls, whose presence delighted the young gentlemen in attendance, of whom were: Geo. and Jammie McClure, Dan King, Geo. Kennedy, John Mack and others, whose attentions to the young beauties showed gallantry of a high order. Mr. and Mrs. E.F. Weiland were delighted at the spontaneous proof of their loved daughters' popularity.

Thursday, August 20, 1891

Large Land Sale.

A plat has been filed in the office of recorder of deeds of McNulty's subdivision, which consists of four lots fronting on Boonville and running to Robberson avenue, now occupied by Brown's lumber yard. Spencer A. Brown, of Chicago, and Owen McNulty, of Kansas City, transfer it to John K. Baker, of Jackson county, the consideration in the deed being $37,500, which is the largest real estate transaction we have had for several days. It is understood that a block of business houses will be constructed thereon soon.

Temples Of Justice.

State vs A J Montgomery, attempt to rob; motion for new trial overruled.

State vs H A Owens, assault with intent to kill Davy Jones; application for continuance sustained and case "goes over" until next term.

State vs John French, robbery; continued by consent until next term.

State vs W L Maxwell, felonious assault; application for continuance filed by state and sustained; defendant and B H Wilson recognized in sum of $500 to appear from day to day.

State vs Dan J Holland, burglary and larceny; defendant pleads guilty and sentenced to three years in the penitentiary.

State vs Harry Lewis; burglary and larceny; defendant pleads guilty and sentenced to three years in the penitentiary; ordered that goods found in possession of defendant, being identified as the goods of A Y and J B Ross, be returned by officers having them in charge.

The case against Mike Hennessey, felonious assault, was nollied.

State vs William Burdett et al., disturbing religious worship; nollied as to defendant Burdett.

State vs John Payne, gambling; nollied.

State vs T C Asbridge, feloniously assaulting W T Reeves; defendant arraigned and E C O'Day assigned as counsel to defend.

State vs James A Gideon, grand larceny; defendant arraigned and pleads not guilty; John A. Patterson assigned as counsel to defend; he was excused and O J McLane and A B Lovan substituted.

John French was arraigned for felonious assault.

State vs C Fulcher, burglary and larceny; case reset for trial on Tuesday, 18th inst.

State vs James Carter, assault and battery, forfeiture of recognizance; scira facias and alias capias ordered.

State vs John Steen, attempt to poison, change of venue from Webster county; case continued until next regular term.

The case against Ellis Penn, felonious assault, was passed.

State vs Lulu J McLaughlin keeping bawdy house; defendant and Thomas W. Kersey recognized in sum of $300 to appear at the Christian County Circuit Court at the next regular term from day to day.

State vs William Brumley, disturbing the peace; appeal from justice of the peace; motion to quash information filed by defendant.

State vs John R. White, rape; jury trial and verdict of not guilty. J W Peacher was foreman.

Grand jury returned sixteen indictments, making thirty-eight to date.

State vs David Healey, criminal libel; motion for new trial by state.

State vs George W Burden, writing threatening letter; motion to quash filed.

State vs M.C. Hayes, felonious wounding; case set for trial August 20, 1891.

Same vs same, murder in first degree; same entry.

William Brumley was tried by a jury, found guilty of disturbing the peace and punishment assessed at a fine of $1.

State vs George Cook, assault with intent to kill; case continued until next regular term.

State vs M C Hayes, felonious assault; application for change of venue filed.

State vs E A Wood, making fraudulent deed; defendant arraigned and pleads not guilty; defendant and John W McGuire recognized in sum of $1,200 from day to day.

State vs William Brumley, disturbing the peace, appeal from justice of the peace; motion for new trial filed by defendant.

City of Springfield vs Peter Danforth, tresspass appeal from city recorder; dismissed by agreement.

State vs George Cook, assault with intent to kill; witnesses discharged by court until next regular term.

State vs Porter Warner, disturbing the peace; defendant pleads guilty and fined $1 and costs; costs paid.

State vs Charles R Fulcher, burglary and larceny; formal arraignment and plea of not guilty entered; jury returned the following verdict: "We, the jury, find the defendant, Charles R Fulcher, not guilty of burglary, as charged in the indictment. We further find the defendant guilty of grand larceny, as charged in the indictment, and assess his punishment at imprisonment in the state penitentiary for a term of two years. Cyrus Peabody, foreman." Mrs. Fulcher wept when the verdict was read.

Circuit Court.

H C Sprinkle vs James Weller, equity; appeal granted to St. Louis Court of Appeals.

D M Gause vs Lord Grocer Co. and Headley Grocer Co., appeal from justice of the peace; motion for new trial overruled and stipulations to abide judgment as in No. 329 filed August 17, 1891.

Fred Meyers vs same; appeal granted to St. Louis Court of Appeals.

Wm G McLaughlin vs J B Ketchum et al., ejectment; motion for new trial overruled and plaintiff given thirty days to file bill of exceptions.

The Exchange Bank vs Jennie L Boarman et al., note; application for change of venue withdrawn by defendant; trial by court, jury waived and judgment for plaintiff for debt and damage, $1,095.

Peter Schoot vs Michael Hayes and S M Smith, account; dismissed at costs of defendant as per stipulations and judgment accordingly.

William A Norman vs J J Robisnon [Robinson], motion to set aside judgment; appeal recognizance filed and approved.

In re petition of W F and T W Howser vs M Oliver; criminal judge, mandamus; demurrer heard and overruled; plaintiff files reply to defendant's return. Messrs. John A Patterson, T J Delaney, H E Havens and B U Massey are defending and Goode & Cravens prosecuting. This suit is to compel Judge Oliver to allow the fee of certain witnesses who were subpoenaed in the case of State vs James S.B. Berry. Judge Oliver refused to allow the fees on the ground that the witnesses had not been put on the stand. The case is not likely to be decided today.

Judge Hubbard convenes circuit court at Ozark next Monday, 24th inst. The judge requests us to state that heretofore in the various circuits the criminal docket has had precedence over the civil docket, but this has been changed by statute so that the civil docket comes first and at Ozark will be tried the first week. Litigants should remember this and govern themselves accordingly.

City of Springfield vs C S McEvilley vs Lydia E Knott, tax bill; defendant given thirty days to file bill of exceptions and bond.

State ex rel and to use of Purdy Fowler, venue from Hickory county; appeal granted to St. Louis Court of Appeals.

In re petition of W F and F W Howser vs M Oliver, mandamus; trial reserved and peremptory writ of mandamus awarded, and defendant given 90 days to file bill of exceptions; motion for new trial overruled.

S M Campbell vs Mary Campbell, divorce; order to file petition and issue process.

Walnut Street Railway Co. vs Metropolitan Electric Railway Co.; dismissed by plaintiff at its cost.

R D Rightmire vs J B Ross and W H Keyser, damages; motion to dismiss sustained and case dismissed at cost of plaintiff for his failure to file obligations for cost.

J T White, having heretofore been elected special judge in the following case, resumed the bench and the following proceedings had:

Jacob L Lippman vs R G Campbell et al., injunction; decree for plaintiff as prayed in petition; motion for new trial overruled; defendant given 60 days to file bill of exceptions.

The sheriff acknowledged deed in case of Warren Featherbone Manufacturing Co vs Raymond & Co.

E Jones vs H Jones, divorce; appearance of defendant entered.

James McDowell vs City of Springfield; time extended ten days to file bill of exceptions as per stipulations.

State ex rel and to use of John Potter vs A J Potter et al, delinquent taxes; plaintiff takes non-suit as to Joseph B Brown; default entered against other defendants; evidence heard and judgment for plaintiff for $117.25.

Lucinda C Parsons vs Leroy C Noble et al, to reform deed and divest title; E V Kellett appointed guardian ad litem for R E and G I Noble, minor defendant.

W G Porter and L W Hubbell vs same; same entry.

S M and W C Ramsey vs same; same entry.

City of Springfield to use of C D McEvilly vs Lydia E Knott, tax bill, appellant given ten days to file appeal bond in sum of $1,200, to be approved by the clerk; bond filed and approved.

B O Martin vs Sampson Bass, commission; appellant given ten days to file bill of exceptions.

O H Travers, having heretofore been elected special judge, heard the following cases:

W D Wood vs E S Highfill [Highfield], appeal from justice of the peace; appeal granted to St. Louis court of appeals.

Harrison Lo_e [Loze?] vs John and William Stuhlmiller, appeal from justice of the peace; dismissed by agreement of parties, each party to pay half the costs, and judgment accordingly.

Belle Young (Hubbard judge) vs City of Springfield, ejectment; trial by court and judgment for defendant.

Circuit Court adjourned this morning until September 14.

County Court.

Alice Mooney was ordered sent to the deaf and dumb asylum at Fulton as a county patient.

Ordered that M O Bedell, county collector, be relieved of one day in his rounds at each of the following townships: Clay, Wilson, Pond Creek, East Center, North Jackson, Robberson, South Jackson, Brookline, Murray, West Center.

Ellen Appleby and Susan J Galloway were admitted to the Fulton school for the deaf and dumb.

A few small accounts were allowed.

The account of G B Dorrell for $8 was disallowed.

John C Day allowed $20.10.

W S C Dillard allowed $500 for making assessment lists for 1891.

F P Agnew was granted a dramshop license at his stand, 401 Boonville street.

Bond of J P Pelts, road overseer, approved.

Adjourned until Monday, 24th inst.

Shot a Prisoner.

L.M. Donnell, deputy constable, arrested Jack Langston yesterday afternoon on Jefferson street and locked him in jail on charge of stealing some clothes from W.H. Atwood, valued at $7 or $8. The prisoner resisted arrest and ran away, but one or two shots from Mr. Donnell's revolver brought him _____. Fortunately he was not struck by a bullet. Defendant was arraigned before Justice Chinn today.

Good For Greene County.
Forty-one Dollars' Worth of Melons Sold in One Day.

W.M. Graves is a farmer living nine miles east of Springfield, and he has devoted much of his time to the cultivation of melons. When he came in this morning with his loads of melons he saw other wagons full of melons in all directions, and he despaired; but in a short time he had sold the whole lot for $41, and that was only a moderate picking from an acre or so. That is good for Greene county, but the melons are all ripe. Let Georgia look to her laurels, for Missouri is on her heels if we have not already run ahead under the wire.

Thursday, August 27, 1891

Brought in from Taney.

H.A. Owens and Wm. Thomas, deputy U.S. marshals, came in Saturday evening from Taney county having in charge Toy Keithley, who is wanted for warning a fugitive named Tilsworth, who was wanted for selling whisky without paying the government tax that the marshals were after him. They also had John Smith for selling whisky without paying the government tax and John Dickson charged with the same offense.

Deputy Marshal Wakefield also came in with a man named Morrison who had been selling whisky without Uncle Sam's consent.

STRANGE COINCIDENCE.
Five Brothers Meet in This City for the First Time.

Five of the Giltner brothers met yesterday for the first time and had their pictures taken. Two reside in Greene county, one in Madison, Ind., and the other two at Gallatin. Two are Republicans, G.B. and J.C., and other three Democrats, D.B. and W.F. One of the Republicans reside in Greene county and one in Indiana. The Democrats reside in Greene and Daviess counties, Mo. This is the first time the brothers were ever together in their lives. The oldest is fifty and the youngest will soon be twenty-two. Two are farmers, one a carpenter, one an engineer and one a dentist.

Captured A Purse.

Miss Cora, principal of the Rogers school, and who is besides, one of the handsomest young ladies in the city, lost her hand-bag Saturday morning in front of Fay's restaurant on Commercial street, and as it contained several golden coins she was much disturbed about the matter. As it happened there were two Negroes who saw the purse picked up and they identified the party as Joe Inyard who was accompanied by Richard Inyard. The defendants were arrested Saturday afternoon about 4 o'clock and gave bond for their appearance before Justice Sheffield.

The Law Gets Them.

J.T. Dickerson, postmaster at Taney City, was brought in Saturday night by Marshal Thompson on charge of selling whiskey without a license. This is Mr. Dickerson's second tour to Springfield on the same charge.

There were also brought at the same time John Smith and Toy Kechley [Keithley?], who are charged with interfering with an officer in the discharge of his duty.

Criminal Court.

The sheriff was ordered to summon sixteen men to appear Monday, August 24, to serve as petit jurors in the case of State vs Peter Renfro, charged with murder in the first degree.

John McMurray, grand larceny, recognized in sum of $800 to appear from day to day.

State vs Daniel Akers et al, burglary and larceny; grand jury failing to indict and having been indicted in another case, defendants are held in jail.

 State vs Richard Garvin, embezzlement; jury trial and defendant acquitted.

T.C. Asbridge, the "Blue Man," has applied for a change of venue to Christian county and the probability is that it will be granted.

State vs A J Montgomery, attempt to rob; bill of exceptions filed.

State vs M C Hayes, felonious wounding; defendant and P H Gillespie, F M Donnell and T J Delaney recognized in sum of $1,000 to appear before the Christian county circuit court on the 4th Monday in February.

State vs Richard Garvin, embezzlement; forfeiture ordered set aside on payment of costs; costs paid and forfeiture set aside.

State vs Nathan Williams, disturbing the peace, appeal from justice of the peace; continued by agreement.

State vs C M Burdett et al, confidence game; continued as to C M Burdett on his affidavit.

State vs G W Burden, writing threatening letter; motion to quash sustained.

State vs James R Hankins, obtaining goods by false pretenses; forfeiture of recognizance and alias capias ordered.

State vs John McMurray, grand larceny; defendant surrendered by his securities and in default of $800 bail defendant is placed in custody of sheriff and stands committed to jail.

State vs George D Clark, carrying concealed weapons; defendant and A Harrington, H C Young, J W Jump, Hunter Wear, C D Rogers and George Pepperdine in sum of $200 from day to day.

State vs George Strabinger [Struberger?], confidence games, defendant arraigned and pleads not guilty; jury trial in progress.

State vs George Strubinger [Struberger?], confidence game; nollied as to first and second counts of indictment; jury return following verdict: "We, the jury, find the defendant guilty of grand larceny, as charged in the indictment, and assess his punishment at imprisonment in the state penitentiary for the term of two years. J.W. Watson, foreman."

State vs Willis Hendricks, felonious assault; continued on application of defendant; bond fixed at $500.

State vs J H Brown, assault, appeal from justice of the peace; nollied.

Fred Lippman plead not guilty to manslaughter and was recognized in sum of $600 to appear when needed.

State vs W R Henson, arson; defendant pleads not guilty and recognized in sum of $800.

State vs E A Wood, making false deed; continued on application of defendant.

State vs C M Burdett et al, confidence game; plea of not guilty entered; motion to quash as to W R Henson filed; motion to quash as to first count filed; George Pepperdine assigned as counsel for Struberger.

State vs Ellis Penn, felonious assault; defendant and Alfred Adams recognized in sum of $500; case set for trial on Wednesday, August 26.

State vs John DeMonbruen, murder in second degree; continued as on affidavit of defendant.

State vs Robert Fenton Cox, forgery; nollied.

State vs H M King, embezzlement; continued by agreement.

State vs C M Burdett and George Struberger, confidence game; case continued as to Burdett until next regular term.

State vs Richard Garvin, embezzlement; forfeiture of recognizance taken; alias capias ordered and issued.

State vs G H Goodwin, attempt to rob; continued on application of prosecuting attorney.

State vs William M Ferguson, robbery; change of venue to Christian county; sheriff ordered to take defendant to said county and place him in charge of jailer.

State vs llis Penn, felonious assault; nollied.

State vs Robert Fenton Cox, forgery; defendant and D M Evans recognized in sum of $500 from day to day.

State vs Fred Strong et al., burglary and larceny; breaking into Gentry's store at Buckley; nollied as to Lon Rice.

State vs M C Hayes, murder first degree; continued until next term.

State vs M C Hayes, assault with intent to kill; change of venue to Christian county granted.

State vs T C Asbridge, feloniously assaulting W T Reeves with a knife; change of venue granted to Lawrence county and sheriff ordered convey defendant to jailer of that county at once.

State vs John McMurray, grand larceny; continued on affidavit of defendant; severance granted from Thompson, co defendant.

State vs Marion Carter, disturbing the peace, appeal from justice of the peace; judgment of justice affirmed, defendant failing to prosecute his appeal; judgment against defendant and securities.

State vs George Dowery, rape; continued till Monday, August 30.

State vs Harry Worrell et al, overdriving horse; continued by agreement; defendant out on $200 bond.

James Calvey, Fenton Cox, William Dodson, Charles Fisher and Will Baker, recently indicted for burglarizing the "Little Nobby" grocery store, were arraigned and pleaded not guilty.

Probate Court.

The following business has been transacted in vacation:

In the matter of Charles B Long, a deaf and dumb person; petition filed showing said Long is deaf and dumb, under 21 years old, a resident of Greene county, with parents unable to send him to school, etc., and ordered that said facts be certified to the county court with a view to sending him to a school for the deaf and dumb at expense of Greene county.

W.D. Sheppard appointed curator of estate of Taylor C. Dingle, minor, and required to give bond of $700.

Estate of John H. Dingle, minor; same entry.

Estate of John Knott, deceased; W.W. Coover appointed administrator, with will annexed, and required to give bond of $100.

Estate of William Ellis Farr, deceased; will filed and the testimony of J.J. McCormick and Dr. Wilhelm Rienhoff, attesting witnesses, taken by clerk in vacation and certificate of probate granted.

Court meets Saturday, September 5, 1891.

County Court.

Arabella Stroud was ordered sent to the school for the deaf and dumb at Fulton as a private patient.

Charles E Yoang [Young?] was ordered sent to the deaf and dumb asylum at Fulton as a private patient.

W W Donham, circuit clerk, presented a statement of fees collected for the quarter ended June 3, 1891, amounting to $1,069.30 - criminal, $813.55 and circuit $255.75. Approved.

E E Colby was allowed $27.25.

J F Spragins, county clerk, presented a statement of fees collected and disbursed for six months ended June 5, 1891, showing that he had collected $1,583.25 and disbursed $1,622.50. This is back tax fees and services as clerk. Approved.

STOLE A COAT.
Officer Bishop Pounces Upon the Offender and Lands Him in Jail.

Thomas Whalen is a young man about 19 years of age, and he came to town a month ago to procure work - so he says. He stopped at the Lyon House and while there captured the clothing of Ben Small, a brakeman on the Frisco. Whalen took the entire suit but left the pants under his bed when he departed, but he carried away the coat, and by that token he was captured. Officer Bishop heard that Whalen, who lives near Marshfield, had the coat and he sallied forth to bag his game which he succeeded in doing. This morning Whalen plead guilty before Justice Sheffield, and got $10 and costs, or thirty days for his peculancy [petulancy?].

Misc

Mrs. Dr. A.J. Smith nee Miss Emma Seward, of Ardeola, Mo., is visiting her brothers, B.M. and A.B. Seward. She is accompanied by her little daughter Jessie.

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Source:
Microfilm, "Springfield Weekly Leader; Nov. 6, 1890 - Nov. 12, 1891"; Springfield-Greene County Library, 4653 South Campbell, Springfield, Missouri 65810-1723; obtained January 9, 2006.


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