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Greene County, Missouri
June, 1891

 

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Thursday, June 4, 1891

The Courts.

William G Joyner vs Frisco Railway Co., damages; amended answer and application for continuance filed by defendant.

J W Jump vs H E Howell, to quiet title; passed by consent of both parties.

T J Delaney vs same, to quiet title; same entry.

Bunker Bros. vs J M Stewart, appeal from justice of the peace; application for continuance filed by defendant.

H W Cockerill has been permitted to sign the roll of attorneys.

Bunker Bros vs John A Dygert et al., account; trial of garnishment and verdict for garnishee.

W F McFarland vs W P Rainey et al., account; continued by consent of parties.

M P Bundy vs Frisco Railway Co. damages; dismissal by agreement of parties, each party to pay their own costs, and judgment accordingly.

Springfield Grocer Co., vs A W Swain, account; default entered against defendant; evidence heard for plaintiff for $424.34, to be levied of the attached property.

Margaret Henson vs Keet & Rountree Mercantile Co., replevin; motion to set aside judgment rendered September 15, 1890, and to strike stipulation from files sustained; defendant given till Tuesday, June 2, 1891, to answer.

C.E. Lodge, Appleby & Rutherford and G H Martin vs Western Land Co., appeal from justice of the peace; motions to dismiss filed by defendants.

Western Land Co vs J H Bouslog and J C Lee, replevin; stipulations for dismissal filed and case dismissed at costs of plaintiff; defendants waive right of action on replevin bond.

J H Bouslog et al vs W H Fink et al, injunction; stipulations filed and case dismissed at costs of plaintiffs; all right of action on injunction bond waived, and ordered that receiver be discharged upon making report of his proceedings and obtaining approval of same.

Western Trust Co vs S C Johnson et al, injunction; trial by court and injunction dismissed; judgment for costs against plaintiff.

R.H. Porter discharged from regular panel of petit jury and sheriff ordered to summon two jurors to fill regular panel.

Minnie M. Cotner vs W.A. Cotner, divorce; dismissed at cost of plaintiff for want of prosecution.

Michael Weinberg vs Moses Levy; to dissolve partnership; application of receiver for discharge filed.

George B. Smith vs George W. Burge; plaintiff takes non suit, with leave to move to set aside same, and jury discharged.

James Miller vs Mary E Ary et al., to divest title; trial by court and judgment for defendant.

W T Yeaman vs E Wood et al, to divest title; dismissed by plaintiff at his costs.

Joseph Redwood vs Michael Beckler, special tax bill; judgment for plaintiff for $9.75, to be a lien on property described in petition.

Sarah E Kimbrough vs W C Crane, ejectment; trial by court and judgment for defendant.

Same vs R M Brown et al, ejectment; dismissed by plaintiff at her costs.

Eliza vs James M Gamble, divorce; continued on application of plaintiff.

Caroline and Marticia Chandler vs Ed C O'Day, unlawful detainer; continued on application of defendant and costs to abide by event.

E L Weaver discharged for contempt on payment of costs.

County Court.

W T King loaned school money amounting to $300.

Road petitioned for by L H Murray et al; dismissed by petitioners at their cost.

Taxes for 1890 assessed to M A McClure ordered stricken from books - double assessment.

The road petitioned for by W.J. Walker et al, in West Center township, was ordered opened and a large number of accounts allowed, which constituted the business this morning.

Probate Court.

was not insession Saturday, having adjourned until June 6.

New Hardware Company.

Articles of association of the McMasters Hardware Co., with a capital stock of $30,000, were filed for record this morning with Recorder Wilson. There are 300 shares of one hundred dollars each, all paid. C.J. McMasters holds 170 shares; W.H. Howard, 34; J.J. Battson, 30; S. Rogers, of Humboldt, Kas., 60. All constitute the board of directors for first year except Mr. Battson. The corporation is limited to fifty years, and is formed for the purpose of buying and selling, at  wholesale and retail, hardware, tinware, woodenware, belting and all other things usually found in the ordinary hardware trade.

Thursday, June 11, 1891

Maple Park Interments.

E.H. Lair, sexton of Maple Park Cemetery, furnishes a list of the interments during May, as follows:
6 -- George Adams, of paralysis, aged 68 years.
12 -- F.Y. Ewing, general debility, 79 years and 7 months.
14 -- Daniel Ellis, apoplexy, 80 years and 2 months; Mrs. Amanda Jones, pneumonia, 33 years and 9 months.
23 -- Dr. John Hyde, suicide, 55 years.
24 -- Mrs. Mary Williams, rheumatism, 38 years and 9 months.
27 -- Lela Calland, bronchitis, 5 months.
28 -- Charles T. Keet, consumption, 34 years, 1 month and 11 days.
31 -- E.N. Kirkham, suicide, 51 years and 4 months.
Total, 9 -- six males and three females.

THEY RAN AWAY.
Country Team Demolishes the Vehicle to Which They are Attached.

Yesterday afternoon when C.H. Duncan, a prominent farmer of this county, was returning home his team became frightened at a piece of newspaper lying in the road on Summit avenue, and ran away, overturning and demolishing the vehicle at Pacific street, where the animals stopped to view the wreck they had made. Mr. Duncan was thrown out among the rocks but fortunately escaped with only a few bruises, and was able to detach his team from the dismantled wagon and proceeded upon his journey.

A List of Them.

The following parties have purchased pianos the last few weeks from R.W. Stewart 401 College street: Mrs. M.J. Lightner, Greenfield; J J Harris, city; N B Yates, M H Kelley, M B Swearinger, W C Hornbeak, W J Moore, Marshfield; J L Dunlap, Dr Hensley, J H Witt, Mrs S E Burton, C A Delo, Prof R H Lane, Miss Mollie Watts, D H Petry, Salilah Smith, John Moran, J F Utter, Monett; Mrs T W Reynolds, J J Bruten, Sparta; Mrs N O Stafford, Sparta; Alta Price, R McGill, Mary Elliott, Rev J W Laughlin, A A LaPorte, N L McElmore, Walnut Grove; Mary A Davidson, Marionville; Mrs Fannie White, Mrs M A Frank, Mrs John Hornbeak, Sparta; Mrs Conlin, M Robison, Denver, Col.; J A Bradford, Monett; Dr S Conway, R B Campbell, I R Lewis, Ash Grove; S Sivil, Seymour; Miss H Salchom, C C Wrightsman, J A Peek, West Plains; Mrs S Freely, N H Keyser, John Thornhill, L Kelley, H R Staggs.

The Walnut Grove Fire.

The LEADER is indebted to the Dun Merchantile Agency for the following concerning the recent fire at Walnut Grove:

W.J. Bradshaw, groceries, loss $600; insurance, $500.

J.T. Kerr, drugs, loss $700; insurance, $500; will resume business.

M.C. Hill, groceries, loss $750; no insurance. Badly crippled, but will resume business.

W.T. Toalson, dry goods, loss $3,500; insurance, $5,000. Don't know whether he will resume, but he is not affected.

Circuit Court.

Anna B vs Luther G Hinkle, divorce; decree to plaintiff and custody of children awarded to her; costs adjudged against defendant, defendant permitted to visit and see children at reasonable times. The trial was quite sensational at times and lasted two or three days.

James Hodnett vs B F Rathbone et al, bond; dismissed at costs of defendant by agreement of parties.

Scholten-Miller Cigar Co. vs J C Dodson, replevin; continued by agreement of parties.

City of Springfield to use of C.D. McEvilley vs Lydia E Knott, tax bill; leave to plaintiff to amend by interlineation; amended answer filed.

Greene County vs S H Horine et al, to reform mortgage; continued by agreement of parties.

Central National Bank vs P B Perkins and Charles E Brooks, note; continued by agreement of parties.

Jesse Cook vs J T Hardman, replevin; trial by court and judgment for defendant.

Donnell Manufacturing Co. vs J D Ober & Co., account; dismissed by plaintiffs.

H W Reynolds vs A B Norton, appeal from justice of the peace; continued on request of both parties.

Davis Planing Mill Co. vs T N Burgess et al, three cases, all mechanics' liens; dismissed by plaintiff.

S W McLaughlin vs John M Seaton et al, appeal from justice of the peace; motion to dismiss filed by defendant.

C E Lodge vs John A Dygert et al, appeal from justice of the peace; motion to dismiss filed by defendant.

Carr McNatt, of Lawrence county, permitted to sign roll of attorneys, on suggestion of George Pepperdine.

S A and S C Haseltine vs Gertrude A H Clark et al, partition; report of sale filed June 4, approved; commissioner allowed $10 and ordered to pay all costs and file receipts of the parties and administrator and be discharged.

J R Decatur granted a divorce from his wife, Jennette P., default having been entered against her.

In re petition of W F and T J Howser vs M Oliver, Judge of the criminal court, mandamus; orders to docket and to issue alternate writ of mandamus against M Oliver, returnable June 15, 1891.

Sarah McAllister et al vs Lewis C McAllister et al, partition; report of sale filed.

Anna B Hinkle vs Luther G Hinkle, divorce; motion for new trial overruled.

B O Martin vs Sampson Bass, commission; motion to set aside judgment of affirmance overruled.

Fred P Kaiser vs W O Oldham, account, appeal from justice of the peace; judgment for plaintiff by agreement and consent for $5.

A S Cravin & Son vs Swain & Swain, attachment on account; plaintiff takes non suit as to W S Swain.

In the matter of T J and W F Howser, ex parte, mandamus; order to file petition. This is the case to compel Judge Oliver to sign the fee bill in the Berry murder case, brought here on change of venue from Taney county.

Amanda Ross vs Taylor Hall and Frank Rucker, ejectment; leave granted to sue as a poor person.

J A and Martha West vs D B Gates, due bill; report of referee filed.

Sarah McAllister et al vs Lewis C McAllister et al., partition; sheriff's report of sale approved and Murray & Crow allowed $60 as attorney fees, to be taxed as costs in the case and paid out of the proceeds of the sale.

Probate Court.

Susan B Dryden allowed $138.35 against estate of J W Dryden.

The widow of James W Brockman renounces her right to administer on the estate; J D Johnson filed bond of $1,000 and letters issued.

Estate of D S Holman; deceased; claim of J F Bryan filed, and it appearing that claimant is administrator of said estate I N Brockman is appointed administrator ad litem, who appears and accepts said trust; J F Bryan allowed $126.10, balance due on note given for $312.50, dated July 8, 1890.

J M White allowed $40 against estate of Thomas Long.

Estate of Joel Ricketts, insane; William C Thomas appointed guardian of the person and estate of said Joel Ricketts and ordered to give $100 bond; bond filed and approved.

Estate of Daniel Ellis, deceased; application of John P Ellis and Annie E Ellis for letters filed and, being named in will as executors, they are appointed and ordered to give bond of $1,000; bond approved and letters ordered to issue.

L S Hardy & Co allowed $5.10 against estate of George Adams, deceased.

Estate of William Miller, deceased; final settlement continued till July term, 1891, for notice to be published.

Estate of Susanna Miller, deceased; final settlement approved and distribution ordered.

Estate of George Adams, deceased; claim of William I Burks allowed for $12; E H Lair allowed $4.

Estate of Lilian E Goodrich, minor; final settlement approved; balance due, $1,191.95; curator discharged.

Estate of William D Hoyal, minor; bond of $2,000, with Henry H West, Hugh West, George Leeper and L West, securities, approved and curator qualified.

Estate of Jesse C., Matthew M., Robert A and J L Hoyal, minors; same entries; appraisement approved.

Estate of Barthlow Ballard, minor; ordered that curator pay $2.50 to R Marsh.

Estate to Jerome Ballard, minor; same entry.

Estate of Martin Holder, deceased; petition for sale of real estate for payment of legacies filed and publication ordered.

Estate of Barthlow Ballard, minor; Mrs. Minerva Ballard allowed $12 for keeping minor two months.

Public or private sale of real estate ordered in estate of William G Hobbs, deceased.

Lucy Chitwood allowed $51.50 against estate of Jane Pursley, being services as nurse.

Sale bill filed and approved in estate of James W Dryden, deceased.

Estate of E.N. Kirkham, deceased, (the man who committed suicide); Emma C Kirkham, widow, asked that letters of administration be refused, and ordered that all the personal property be turned over to her, subject to all liens that may be upon same.

Estate of James W Dryden, deceased; ordered that the note of J.M. Black be stricken from the inventory and appraisement for 304.52, and also the sum of $200 deposited in bank of Holland & Son, the court finding same to be the property of Susan B. Dryden.

S W McLaughlin allowed $10.50 against estate of George Adams, deceased.

Adjourned until next Saturday, 13th inst.

Cruelty To A Horse.

A man named Smith was recently arrested in the second ward for cruelty to animals, pleaded guilty and paid a fine of $1 and costs. It is said he tied a horse's fore legs and beat the dumb brute unmercifully with a club. The Humane Society made it warm for him. By the way, Mat Sims has been appointed special agent for the society, to whom complaints can be made.

Waived Examination.

Yesterday afternoon John De Monbruen, through his attorneys, Harrington & Pepperdine, appeared before Justice Chinn and waived preliminary examination for murder in the second degree, and bond was fixed at $5,000. He was remanded to jail and contemplates giving bond in the near future. He is charged with killing James W. Brockman in Wilson township on the 27th of last May.

Arrested For Assault.

John and Peter McMahan and Mike Keough, charged with feloniously assaulting Sam Phillips by hitting him with rocks and seriously injuring him, were arrested this afternoon by Sam Appleby, deputy constable. The offense is alleged to have occurred on or near Commercial street last Saturday night. Defendants each gave $100 bonds to appear before Judge Fath on the 16th and went back to work in the Frisco shops. They wanted to plead guilty to common assault, but the judge would not allow it, as he wished to await the result of Phillips' injuries.

Burgett Acquitted.

M J Burgett, charged with obtaining a dollar from Frank Beck with by means of false pretenses, on change of venue from Justice Sheffield, was acquitted by Judge Chinn yesterday afternoon, the evidence being insufficient.

U.S. Offender Committed.

Frank Easley, of Ozark county, was brought in last night from Ozark county by W.H. Thomas, deputy United States marshal, and arraigned before Commissioner Howell on charge of selling liquor in violation of law. In default of $400 bond he was committed to jail.

County Court.

William M. Brazeale appointed road overseer of district 1, 28, 22.

Road petitioned for by C A Beckley et al; ordered that the part of old road affected by the change be vacated.

The following grand and petit jurors have been drawn for July term of Greene County Criminal Court:
PETIT JURORS.
Bonne township -- William Jackson.
Brookline -- S.A. Spencer.
Campbell -- Job Newton, Frank Williams, Frank White, J.D. Jarrett, S.W. McLaughlin, Thomas N. Appleby, Alfred Ball, Barclay Meador, O.C. Ritter, J.W. Lisenby, Ben Fielder and Thomas Jessup.
Cass -- W.E. Thompson, Sr.
Clay -- William Preston and David Strickland.
Jackson -- E.B. Putman and James F. Potter.
Murray -- J.T. Watson.
Republic -- W.W. Neece.
Robberson -- C.G. Noblett
Taylor -- F.E. Watterson.
Wilson -- J.H. Gilbert.
GRAND JURORS.
Boone township -- James Turpin.
Brookline -- J.R. Deputy.
Campbell -- D.D. Berry, H.H. Westmoreland, D.O. Bunker, John A. Routt, H.W. Langston and E.H. Lair.
Franklin -- C.W. Bedell.
Robberson -- H.H. Carr.
Walnut Grove -- W.A. Sewell.
Washington -- W.H. Miller

No other business of importance was transacted and the court adjourned until next Monday, 15th inst.

James W. Brockman's Will.

The will of the late James W. Brockman, who was killed by John De Monbruen recently in Wilson township, was probated Saturday morning before Judge Lincoln. The instrument is dated May 28, 1891, and John C. Day and B.H. Campbell are the attesting witnesses. His widow, Vida Brockman, gets one-third of all the real and personal property until death. After said distribution all the residue and remainder is bequeathed to his daughter, Lila Brockman. In case she dies before becoming of age the property reverts to his father and mother, I.N. and Rachel Brockman. Should they be dead it goes to his next legal heirs.

Thursday, June 18, 1891

Killed in Arkansas.

News has reached the city that Hampton Snapp, of Taney county, became involved in a row with a man named Wells a few days since in Marion county, Ark., at Orcutt flat. After the fight Snapp mounted his horse, turned around, shot his antagonist dead and escaped. A large posse is scouring the country and hope to capture him.

County Court.

Mrs. Sarah Kelley, of Walnut Grove township, was ordered sent to the Nevada Asylum.

W.W. Donham, circuit clerk, presented fee bills, aggregating $120.55, which were allowed in the following criminal cases:

State vs Mrs Elmira Yates, carrying concealed weapons, $4.95.

Henry L. McGuire, indicted for making false deed and acquitted, $9.05.

Burt Payne, gambling, $17.70.

George Ray, petit larceny, $20.65.

J.Z. Taylor, acquitted on charge of assault, $6.15.

James Gamble, carrying concealed weapons, $58.70.

James Garoutte, contempt, $4.95.

Walter Rose, acquitted on charge of disturbing the peace, $160.25.

John Harper, gambling, $14.45.

Murphy Gosnell, disturbing religious worship, $26.15.

James Farrell, contempt, $4.10.

Ross Reed, petit larceny, $17.10.

Chris Eslinger, gambling, $22.75.

Same, gambling, $13.75.

George Armstrong, gambling, $14.45.

Robert Gaines, gambling, $23.20.

Thomas Reese, petit larceny, $22.05.

G.M. Smith, acquitted of assault, $214.05.

John Smith, manslaughter, $437.35.

Circuit Court.

Lela Lightfoot vs D W Lightfoot, divorce; plaintiff takes non suit.

Anna U Townsend vs A J Minard; Anna Townsend acknowledges full satisfaction on the judgment in the above entitled cause.

H[?] Robenan vs Jasper Wood, attachment, appeal from justice of the peace; jury found issues for plaintiff on third count on ground of attachment, towit: That the defendant, at time of writ of attachment was obtained, was about fraudulently to remove and conceal his property so as to hinder and delay his creditors. W L White was foreman of the jury.

G D Milligan & Son vs Silas J Hendrix, account; order to docket cause; ordered that garnishees, Walter Heard, Joe Tow__y, A__ Lovelace, R M Roper, Mrs. S__man, Mrs Bryant Langston, J.T. Taylor, Mrs Amanda Young, George W Cassity and Charles Forrest pay over all money in their hands as garnishees due the defendant, or Hendricks and Craig, to the sheriff of Greene county, Mo.

Alfred E Remichen, a subject of the German Empire declared his intentions to become a citizen of the United States.

Mary E and R T Ary vs James Miller[?] order of dismissal; June 10th set aside by consent of parties; case contniued by consent of both parties.

H S Duncan vs Ralph Walker et al., ____ __ court and decree and judgment ___ the plaintiff, H S Duncan, deliver ___ quit claim deed in question to Ralph Walker, and judgment against Leeper ___ costs; motion for new trial filed.

A S Calvin & Son vs Swain & Swain, ____ment on account; leave to con___ ___ to amend return on writ of attachment to conform to facts.

Thomas Bennett vs J A Ryker, account, appeal from justice of the peace; trial by court, jury waived and judgment for defendant.

___ Wing et al, contract; judgment ___ dicit for plaintiff for damages, _____.

Sartori Bros vs Western Land Co., appeal from justice of the peace; leave to plaintiff to withdraw contract by leaving attested copy.

T.T. Brown vs Isaiah Rogers, appeal from justice of the peace; case continued on request of both parties.

M O Dennis et al., ex parte, partition; report of commissioners approved.

Jerome Dickerson vs A B Crawford et al., special tax bill; order to issue alias summons for James Reilly to sheriff of Greene county.

C.B. Leach vs J M Lane and Central National Bank, note; stipulations filed between Leach and Lane as to evidence filed; decree for possession of notes, and the Central National Bank to deliver the same to plaintiff.

Martha E Pollard vs G S Catlin et al, ejectment; interlocutory judgment as to C H Patterson set aside by agreement and case dismissed as to said defendant at his costs by agreement.

State vs S W Atzert et al, ejectment; interlocutory judgment set aside by consent as to the Springfield Grocer Company and case dismissed as to said defendant at its costs by agreement of parties.

C J Edmonson vs W W Myrick, account, appeal from justice of the peace; dismissed by plaintiff at his costs.

Frisco Railway Co vs John Potter, collector, injunction; set for trial June 25.

J C V Worthey vs John Finney, to cancel deed; dismissed at costs of plaintiff.

J A Neal vs A L Smith et al, lien; trial by court and judgment for defendants on the mechanic's lien, and judgment for plaintiff against defendant, Smith, for $956.

Alfred Adams vs Frisco Railway Co., damages; plaintiff takes non suit with leave to move to set aside.

Hanna Robson vs Headley & Dunphy, ejectment; motion to rule plaintiff to give security for costs overruled.

Cody & Filley vs City of Springfield, damages; continued by consent.

Greene & Dygert vs Dwelling House Insurance Co, insurance policy; amended petition filed and summons ordered issued to sheriff of Jackson county.

Same vs Commercial Union Insurance Co, insurance policy; same entry.

William Mathie vs City of Springfield, account; trial by court and judgment for defendant.

Harriet E Greenlee vs James B Marquis et al., equity; motion to strike out part of amended petition overruled.

Martin-Neu Clothing Co. vs Frisco Railway Co., L M Bayless, garnishee, appeal from justice of the peace; judgment for plaintiff by default on plea in abatement for $30.65; railroad company ordered to pay said amount into court.

Robert Jack vs Frisco Railway Company, damages; continued by consent.

T M Hunter vs Julius Goakey, to divest title; motion to strike out part of defendant's answer overruled; judgment that plaintiff pay into court $27.90, and upon payment of same the decree be that defendant execute deed to plaintiff for the land, each party to pay his own costs.

W H Hawley vs G B Ramsey, account, appeal from justice of the peace; continued as on application of defendant.

A H Murray et al., vs Fisker, Hagger et al., damages; continued by consent.

F M Wolf vs George B McDaniel et al., damages; same entry.

Peters & Bremer vs J R Hawkins, appeal from justice of the peace; judgment on merits for plaintiff for $72.25; judgment against First National Bank, garnishee, for $80 and ordered that garnishee pay the same into court.

W G Campbell vs G S Catlin et al., damages; dismissed at cost of plaintiff for want of prosecution.

Merchants' National Bank vs Arthur Edson, attachment, death of L M Hill, garnishee, suggested.

L B Fuller vs James L Copeland, lieu; dismissed at costs of plaintiff.

John A Perkins vs L G Hinkle, note; judgment for plaintiff for $166.65.

James Cotter vs James Bayless, ejectment; dismissed at costs of plaintiff.

Same vs George Yeakley, ejectment; same entry.

J M Stewart vs City of Springfield, damages; continued by consent.

E Coady vs R C Stone, account; motion to secure costs sustained and plaintiff given till first day of next term to file obligation; case continued as on affidavit of defendant.

Sarah E Lindsley vs J T Gray et al., equity; dismissed at cost of plaintiff.

Menderson & Well vs Henry Ames & Co. account; continued by consent.

John Fondren vs Lucy Fields; dismissed, at costs of plaintiff.

City of Springfield to use of S H Regan vs Seth Tuttle, special tax bill; plaintiff takes non suit.

City of Springfield to use of S H Regan vs William E Sheffield, special tax bill; dismissed at cost of plaintiff.

Same vs Mrs. Jane Armstrong, special tax bill; alias summons to sheriff of Greene county.

Dennis D O'Brien vs Kate D Wygal, ejectment; plaintiff takes non suit.

Same vs W D Sheppard; same entry.

S W McLauglin [McLaughlin?] vs William J Stone, account; defendant enters appearance, by attorney, and withdraws answer.

Retta Goodwin vs B F Rathbone, appeal from justice of the peace; motion by plaintiff to dismiss appeal.

Benedict & Yeaman vs Judith A McFee, debt; judgment for plaintiffs for $107 on mechanic's lien against two-story front and one-story dwelling house in Southern addition.

R D Rightmire vs J B Ross and W H Keyser, damages; motion for costs sustained and plaintiff given till August 15th to file obligation.

Florence Chambers et al vs William K Russell, partition; consolidated with case of L and Thomas Taylor vs Ed L Taylor et al, partition.

Appleby & Rutherford vs Western Land Co et al, appeal from justice of the peace; motion by plaintiff to dismiss appeal.

Alfred Cody vs Bunker Bros, damages; motion to dismiss filed.

W A Rathbun was examined by the bar and admitted to practice law.

Probate Court.

To Charles W Sloan, administrator of the estate of Finis Y Ewidg, filed bond of $32,000 which was approved.

The will of Charles T. Keet was probated and letters granted J T Keet, without bond. The instrument is dated November 9, 1890, and M C Baker and N M Baker are attesting witnesses. His sister, Annie Belle Paxson, gets 100 shares of stock in the Keet & Rountree Mercantile Co.; to his brother-of-law, one-half interest in lot 4, East Side addition to the city, five shares in Home Building and Loan Association and Mr. Keet's interest in mare and colt; to Charles K. Curran, gold watch, gun and hunting outfit; to his brother-in-law, Ely Paxson, ten shares of stock in Central Mational [National] Bank; to Grace M. E. Church, the proceeds of three shares second series Springfield Building and Loan Association (now worth, between $500 and $600) for building purposes, all the balance, after just debts are paid goes to his wife, Emma, consisting of 100 shares in Keet & Rountree Mercantile Co., 150 shares in Springfield Wagon Co., 88 shares in Springfield Grocer Co.; lot and residence at 449 East Walnut street and all its contents; horse and buggy and life insurance, about $4,000 or $5,000.

Estate of Millie Kelly, deceased, G H Collins' bond of $1,000 approved and letters granted.

Final settlement in Harry P Merritt estate continued until July term, 1891.

Inventory and appraisement approved in estate of William S Sanford.

Estate of Josiah Zink, deceased; ordered that executor pay to widow $100 as an additional allowance for first year's support.

Inventory and appraisement approved in estate of Charles T. Jacobs, deceased; private sale of personal property for cash ordered.

C C Clements allowed $26 against estate of George Adams.

Estate of Florence Kern, minor; ordered that curator be allowed $150, support of minor for year ending September 3, 1888, and rebate of interest to date on same for $45.

Same estate; same order for 1889, 1890 and 1891.

Exchange Bank allowed $44.85 against D S Holman estate.

Estate of James W Brockman, deceased; inventory and appraisement approved; ordered that administrator turn over to widow all the household and kitchen furniture, appraised at $55; also some provisions and all personal property mentioned in the appraisement as her absolute property.

Estate of R E Hamontree, deceased; Maud Hamontree asks that letters be refused. Granted and order made turning over all the personal property to widow.

Aug Lohmeyer allowed $31.17 against estate of J W Brockman, coroner's fee bill.

Estate of Cora Bird, minor; ordered that curator pay mother of ward $5 for support of said minor.

Same entries in estate of James T and Katie Bird, minors.

Estate of Susana Miller, deceased; final receipts of heirs filed and curator discharged.

W C James allowed $24 against estate of Ann Naughton, deceased.

S Damrill allowed $13.95 against Rachel Rockwood estate.

C C Clements allowed $27.50 against W B Fendley estate.

Estate of A A Button, deceased; annual settlement approved; balance due estate, $2,941.26.

Adjourned until court in course, July 6.

Thursday, June 25, 1891

Out on Bond.

John DeMonbruen, charged with the murder of James W. Brockman, gave bond of $5,000, with Frank Barron, Major L.K. Hart and H.M. Jones securities, and was released from jail Saturday afternoon. He went to his home in Wilson township and will attend to his farm until the trial.

...Matters Before Judge Travers.

Messrs Goode & Cravens are attorneys for Mrs. Grace N. Clark, who has instituted divorce proceedings against her husband, George, an order to file petition and docket cause was made Saturday, so that the case can be tried at May term of court.
The petitioner alleges, in substance, that plaintiff and defendant were married at Eureka Springs, Ark. July 4, 1887; that they lived together until some time in February, 1891, except, at two intervals, when the defendant, by his abusive, unkind and cruel treatment and threats and dangerous temper towards her, compelled her to leave him for a time; that he was addicted to intemperate habits and was, except during a few brief periods, continually under the influence of liquor, at which times he was quarrelsome and dangerous and cursed, reviled and abused her, threatening violence, and kept her in fear of her life, besides he was insufferably harsh, cruel and despotic with her; that there was born to said marriage a male child, Ewing, now two years past, and asks for his care, custody and such other orders and judgments touching the premises as may be proof.

Grace N. Clark vs George Clark, divorce; decree of divorce for plaintiff; care and custody of child awarded to Mrs. L.M. Clough; care of child other half to Mrs. G.N. Clark; after child arrives at age of twelve years education of same to be under sole care of Mrs. L.M. Clough.

A Deputy Sheriff Resigns.

Mr. Ezra Berst, deputy sheriff, yesterday tendered his resignation, which was accepted by Sheriff Day. The following was filed with the circuit clerk:
Springfield, Mo., June 19, 1891.
Mr. John C. Day, Sheriff of Greene County, Mo.:
Dear Sir -- I hereby tender my resignation as deputy sheriff of Greene county under you. Ezra Berst.
No reason is assigned. Mr. Berst has made an efficient officer and The Leader wishes him success in whatever business he may engage in in the future.
It is understood that Sheriff Day will not fill the vacancy at present.

A.H. Davis vs W.W. Suttle et al., ejectment; continued by consent.

Thrasher, White & McCammon vs Jock Heckart et al., damages; plaintiff dismisses as to M.E. Benson.

S.W. McLaughlin vs William J. Stone, account; judgment for plaintiff for $604.14; mechanic's lien sustained and judgment accordingly.

A.C. Thayer vs W.D. Welch et al., appeal; motion to affirm judgment of justice affirmed.

Joseph B. Hensley admitted to the bar, license to practice law having been granted.

A H Davis vs W W Tuttle et al., ejectment; continued by consent.

Hannah Robson vs Headley & Dunphy, ejectment; motion to set aside; non suit filed.

Margaret Henson vs Keet & Rountree Mercantile Co., replevin; case dismissed as to second count and judgment for plaintiff for $625.

Sheriff acknowledged deeds in a number of cases.

Mary E Ary vs James Miller, appeal from justice of the peace; continued by consent.

Iowa Jessup et al. vs John Edwards, ejectment; continued by consent.

A C Thayer vs M D Welch et al., appeal from justice of the peace; motion to affirm sustained; judgment against appellant and securities for debt and costs.

E G Peabody et al vs W R Crawford; dismissed at costs of plaintiff.

Margaret Henson vs Keet & Rountree Mercantile Co, replevin; motion for new trial filed.

Same entry in base [case] of W D Wood vs E S Highfield, appeal from justice of the peace.

L W McLaughlin vs M S and J B Ketchum, mechanic's lien; judgment for plaintiff against J B Ketchum for $661.49, and judgment for defendant on mechanic's lien.

Henry Tuckness vs Mrs Wagner; trial by court and judgment for plaintiff for one cent.

R P Dickerson vs E D Thomas, appeal from justice of the peace; continued by consent.

Milton Haynie vs Bertcell Snwdry [Sawdry, Sawdey], appeal from justice of the peace; motion for new trial filed.

Harriet E. Greenlee vs James B. Marquis et al., note; judgment for plaintiff for relief as prayed in petition.

John Wyllie & Sons et al, vs F.S. Heffernan et al., equity; case continued.

J W Owen et al. vs Joseph Martin et al., cancel deed; trial by court and case dismissed at cost of plaintiff.

Annie Smith was granted a divorce from her husband, J.H., and awarded care and custody of the child.

Motion for new trial overruled in case of William Mathie vs City of Springfield.

W H Daniels vs Real Estate Investment Co., appeal from justice of the peace; motion to set aside non suit filed.

Springfield Grocer Co. vs Payton & Sons, appeal from justice of the peace; continued by consent.

Alfred Adams vs Frisco Railway Co., damages; motion of plaintiff to set aside non suit filed and overruled.

Hannah Robson vs Headley & Dunphy, ejectment plaintiff takes non suit with leave to move to set aside.

Joseph Hursh vs City of Springfield, damages; continued by consent.

H G Shafer vs Laura Haines, replevin; dismissed for want of prosecution.

John M Cowan vs W E Williams, note; judgment for plaintiff; first county, $506.60; second, $535; third, $719.65.

J.T. Gray vs William Tyree, landlord and tenant; judgment by default against defendant, and judgment for plaintiff for possession of premises and $7 damage.

Appleby & Rutherford vs Western Land Co et al, appeal from justice of the peace; motion to dismiss sustained.

W T Morrow vs Frederick Slater, attachments; stricken from the docket.

George McFarland vs Addie McFarland, divorce; continued by plaintiff at his costs.

J O Diemer vs N B Leaverett, motion to set aside sale under execution; dismissed for want prosecution.

W P Gibson vs Filmore Nicholson et al, libel; case dismissed at costs of plaintiff for failure to file obligation for costs.

Milton Hayine [Haynie?] Bertcell Sawdy [Sawdey], appeal from justice of the peace; judgment for plaintiff reviving judgment.

J A Neal vs A L Smith et al, lien; motion for new trial filed.

Margaret Henson vs Keet & Rountree Mercantile Co., replevin; demurrer to evidence filed and overruled.

M D Wood vs E S Highfield, appeal from justice of the peace; trial by jury and verdict for defendant.

William Snow vs Springfield Milling Co, damages; plaintiff takes non suit.

Frank Cunningham vs Frisco Railroad Co, personal injuries; continued by consent.

G D Milligan & Son vs Payton & Sons, note; trial by court and judgment for plaintiff.

Amanda Kelley was granted a divorce from her husband, E D Kelley, and awarded care and custody of infant children; also the household and kitchen furniture as alimony.

William H Hobart et al vs A H Murray, money had and received; continued by consent.

C H Chappell et al vs Albert Snyder, attachment; stricken from the docket.

Mary F Payne vs W H Payne and G W Custer, partition; dismissed at costs of plaintiff.

W.T. Morrow vs Frederick Slater, attachment; same entry.

Milton Haynie vs Bertcell Sawdey [Sawdy], appeal from justice of the peace; motion o dismiss overruled.

Jane Seaton et al vs M Watson and Mary E Burney et al, partition; sheriff's report of sale approved; sheriff ordered to make deeds to purchaser and pay out of proceeds of the sale all costs and pay to the distributees; after paying costs to distributed the balance to parties according to their respective interest.

W C Early vs H W Cockerill, appeal from justice of the peace; case reinstated for trial.

Martin Neu Clothing Co. vs Frisco Railroad Co., L M Bayles, garnishee, appeal from justice of the peace; judgment for plaintiff for $25.45.

R Marsh vs Charles Chrisman, appeal from justice of the peace; trial by court and judgment general for plaintiff for $18.

Richard Medley has filed a petition asking to be divorced from his wife, Lucy; also Gerge [George?] C Bryant against his wife, Hattie.

F B Hapden vs Curran & Bright, damages; case continued.

Oscar W West vs J B Ross, contract; continued on affidavit of defendant.

Fish Bros. Wagon Co. vs Springfield Buggy and Implement Co; account; continued by consent.

Lula M Brown vs Thomas A Huff et al, to set aside will; motion for costs sustained and plaintiff given till the first day of next term to file obligations.

Hornthall, Whitehead, Weisman & Co vs Jacob Rothschild, account; judgment for plaintiff by desault [default?] of defendant for debt and damages, $2,521.75.

C F Hall vs W A Stephens, trespass on the case; case continued.

City of Springfield to use of A B Crawford vs D H Herman, special tax bill; default entered against defendant; evidence heard for plaintiff; judgment for plaintiff for $122.64; special lien declared and decree of sale.

Mary E Baynham vs J C Dodson, replevin; judgment by agreement and consent of both parties for plaintiff for possession of the property in controversy and one cent damages.

City of Springfield to use of A A Lindley vs M T Rush, special tax bill; trial by court and judgment for plaintiff for $31.85; special lien declared and decree of sale.

M Ford vs Thomas R Webb, ejectment; default entered against defendant; evidence heard for plaintiff and judgment for plaintiff for possession of premises in controversy and one cent damages.

Frank Merigold et al., executor, etc., vs Scott Investment Co., note; trial by court and judgment for plaintiff for debt and damages, $331.45.

Jerome Dickerson vs E A Wood; appeal from justice of the peace; motion for additional appeal bond filed and defendant given till June 24th to file same.

J H Bouslog vs Busherman and Ausherman, covenants of warranty; continued by agreement and consent of both parties.

Ella Wade et al vs J Chastian et al., equity; plaintiff takes non suit with leave to move to set aside.

The case of Howser Bros vs Charles Newman, appeal from justice of the peace, was passed.

Ben H Dunlap vs L F Chandler, equity; interlocutory judgment.

County Court.

Hall & Kerr granted dramshop license.

Resignation of William J Russell, constable of Cass township, accepted. James G Wadlow appointed to fill the vacancy.

A certain street in the town of Republic ordered vacated.

A warrant for $45 was ordered drawn in favor of the county clerk for keeping Mrs Sarah Kelley at Nevada Asylum first quarter and paying traveling expenses.

Adjourned until Monday, July 6.

Geo. Bailey's Death.

THE LEADER yesterday briefly announced the death of Geo. T. Bailey, a former insurance agent in this city. Yesterday's St. Louis Post-Dispatch has the following additional details:
The mysterious death of an apparently wealthy man named George T. Bailey was reported by Dr. Dalton at the City Hospital this morning. Bailey was received at the hospital at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon in an unconscious condition. His breath came hard, his pupils were dilated and he appeared to have taken poison. The physician worked with him and succeeded in bringing him to consciousness for a few moments, during which he gave some information about himself. He said his name was George T. Bailey, that he was 37 years of age, married and had been living at 1511 Washington avenue about three months. He was an insurance agent, he said, but could not retain his senses long enough to say where he came from and why he had taken poison. He died at 10 o'clock last night. He was dressed in the latest cut of clothes and wore a diamond ring, diamond pins and studs and carried a valuable gold watch.

SERIOUS ACCIDENT.
Wash Townsend Has Two Ribs Broken In California.

Mr. Wash Townsend, formerly of this city, now residing at Visalia, Cal., while superintending the loading of some machinery for a saw mill in the mountains, met with a serious accident on the 16th inst. A piece of iron weighing three thousand pounds fell on him, breaking two ribs and seriously bruising his legs, breast and head. Mr. Bailey Townsend, his brother, received a telegram from Dr. T.W. Pendergrass saying: "Very badly hurt, but not necessarily fatally." At the time of the accident Wash was employed as bookkeeper for the King's River Lumber Co. His many friends in this city hope to hear of his speedy recovery.

ORANGE BLOSSOMS.
Charles H. Moore and Miss Rosa E. Scholten Married.

Charles H. Moore, of Pleasant Hill, Pike county, Ill. and Miss Rose E. Scholten, of this city, were married this morning at Church of the Immaculate Conception by Father Porta. The bride is a daughter of the late Charles W. Scholten and has resided in Springfield all her life. The happy couple were the recipients of many valuable presents and departed on the Frisco train for Pleasant Hill, Ill., their future home, followed by the best wishes of host of friends. The groom displayed good judgment in coming to Springfield after a bride.

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


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