Thursday, August 6, 1891
Interments in Maple Park Cemetery During the Month of July.
There were fourteen interments in Maple Park Cemetery during the past month
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
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
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;
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
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
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
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
State vs Alex Johnson, felonious assault; dismissed by state at cost of
State vs E.F. Willard, blackmail, appeal from justice of the peace; continued
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
Lafayette Byersdorff, charged with disturbing public worship, after a jury
trial was acquitted.
State vs Jack Montgomery, carrying concealed weapons; continued on affidavit
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
State vs R.M. Jones, carrying concealed weapons; motion for new trial filed
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
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
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,
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
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
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.
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
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
"Jessie K., son of John and Jane Fulbright; born November 5, 1830; died December
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,
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
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.
The following accounts were allowed: Howard Grantham, salary, $100; C.
Riddle, keeping pauper, $20; Howard Grantham, miscellaneous, $20.70; James Pate,
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
J P Pelts appointed road overseer of district 1, 3 and 4, township 31, range
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.
John Krumpe pleaded guilty to gambling and was fined $5.
State vs Hugh McDonald, felonious assault; case continued until next regular
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];
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.
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
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
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
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,
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
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
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.
H C Sprinkle vs James Weller, equity; appeal granted to St. Louis Court of
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
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
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
O H Travers, having heretofore been elected special judge, heard the
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.
Alice Mooney was ordered sent to the deaf and dumb asylum at Fulton as a
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.