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Re: Rustlers or Hustlers
Newspapers do make mistakes sometimes resulting in either embarrassing or hillarious statements. Years ago our family subscribed to "The Elk Valley Times," from Fayetteville, TN. A notice of the monthly meeting of the genealogical society was posted with this encouragement: "... Come and find out all about your family incestors."
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> Newspaper Looks like Rustler, but may be hustler. It sounds like stated in a
> complimentary way and the meaning back then may be a lot different than what we
> would think. It was very confusing to me too. Do not take some of the words or
> names as they are written, because they may be something else. I try to put
> question marks on any that is questionable to let listers know I'm not sure if
> it's correct or if print makes it look like that word. Fran
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> Jefferson Democrat March 26, 1891 Part # 4
> "Bro. FLYNN is a candidate for City Attorney of DeSoto & is a rustler, who
> always carries a chip upon his shoulder."
> I'm not sure who asked what, but I enlarged 1891B Image 9, and the word
> is rustler.
> Perhaps before competing for City Attorney, Brother Flynn was a cattle
> rustler, and
> the chip on his shoulder was a chip of a certain variety.
> Hopefully those descendants of Brother Flynn's who continued his professional
> will see the humor in that. I'd prefer to avoid litigation...-Kay
> In a message dated 5/28/2004 1:31:31 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> franmv(a)ktis.net writes:
> > Subj: [MOJEFFER] re/Rustlers or Hustlers?
> > Date: 5/28/2004 1:31:31 PM Eastern Standard Time
> > From: franmv(a)ktis.net
> > To: MOJEFFER-L(a)rootsweb.com
> > Listers,
> > Newspaper Looks like Rustler, but may be hustler. It sounds like stated in a
> > complimentary way and the meaning back then may be a lot different than what
> > we would think. It was very confusing to me too. Do not take some of the
> > words or names as they are written, because they may be something else. I try
> > put question marks on any that is questionable to let listers know I'm not
> > sure if it's correct or if print makes it look like that word. Fran
Does anyone know which John Wilson this would be?
From: "Linda G" <starshipterlin(a)mchsi.com>
Subject: [MOJEFFER] Jefferson County Record - March 20, 1913 - Part 1
John WILSON Attempts Suicide
Bullet in Dura Mater, Victim Will Probably Recover
John WILSON, a farmer living on the DENNY farm between Hillsboro
and Cedar Hill attempted suicide Monday afternoon according to reports
The weapon used was a pistol and fortunately the penetrative quality of
the powder behind the ball was not sufficient to break the skull and the
result was a wound in the forehead ranging up into the scalp, from which
a speedy recovery is expected. Mr. WILSON is a man of splendid
reputation and a good citizen and temporary abberation is no doubt
responsible for the attempt at suicide.
Later Dr. J.V. DENNY who attended WILSON was in town Tuesday
afternoon and informed us that the bullet did not glance as reported, but
penetrated the skull and lodged as he believes in the dura mater.
Notwithstanding this fearful wound WILSON was conscious and
apparently little damaged, but what the ultimate effect would be the
Doctor was not prepared to say as he could not say how surrounding
tissue might later be affected. WILSON stated that it was intentional
and that he would do better next time.
Jefferson Democrat March 26, 1891 Part # 4
"Bro. FLYNN is a candidate for City Attorney of DeSoto & is a rustler, who
always carries a chip upon his shoulder."
I'm not sure who asked what, but I enlarged 1891B Image 9, and the word
Perhaps before competing for City Attorney, Brother Flynn was a cattle
the chip on his shoulder was a chip of a certain variety.
Hopefully those descendants of Brother Flynn's who continued his professional
will see the humor in that. I'd prefer to avoid litigation...-Kay
In a message dated 5/28/2004 1:31:31 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> Subj: [MOJEFFER] re/Rustlers or Hustlers?
> Date: 5/28/2004 1:31:31 PM Eastern Standard Time
> From: franmv(a)ktis.net
> To: MOJEFFER-L(a)rootsweb.com
> Newspaper Looks like Rustler, but may be hustler. It sounds like stated in a
> complimentary way and the meaning back then may be a lot different than what
> we would think. It was very confusing to me too. Do not take some of the
> words or names as they are written, because they may be something else. I try to
> put question marks on any that is questionable to let listers know I'm not
> sure if it's correct or if print makes it look like that word. Fran
Newspaper Looks like Rustler, but may be hustler. It sounds like stated in a complimentary way and the meaning back then may be a lot different than what we would think. It was very confusing to me too. Do not take some of the words or names as they are written, because they may be something else. I try to put question marks on any that is questionable to let listers know I'm not sure if it's correct or if print makes it look like that word. Fran
March 26, 1891 Part # 4
(there were Adminstrators Notices, Trustee Sales, Sheriff Sales & Divorce Notces in this issue, but unfortunatly I couldn't read them - fv)
Items of News
Miss Le?s McCRERTY (?) of DeSoto was visiting at C.T. HORINES the past week
The Misses Edith REPPY & Daisy WALKER were visiting Millsboro (?Hillsboro) friends the past week
John M. BERCE (PIERCE?) has moved to St.Louis & thus Jefferson Co. has lost another good citizen
Licensed to marry - W.E. MAUPIN & Maggie WILLIAMS, Frank PILLOW(?) & Ellen T. WAITWORTH
Mrs. VOLLMAR expects to get her icehouse filled this week. The ice is now on the way from the North
Elde4r FRALER's youngest son, had a severe attack of pneumonia, but is reported as being some better
Constable FORREST moved into Dr. BREWSTER's house near our office ??? is now con????tent to his business
Some of Thompson BROWN's children have been down with measles the past few weeks. Miss Ida had the hardest ???
Bro. FLYNN is a candidate for City Attorney of DeSoto & is a rustler, who always carries a chip upon his shoulder
Rev.J.V. WERSHAUM(?), pastor of the Festus Presbyterian
Church will preach in Hillsboro next Sun. at 11a.m. & 7p.m.
Little Frankie(?) THOMAS fell on a nail, which pierced his eyelid. He had a bad looking eye, but is not severly injured & is hoped he will not be permantly injured
A man named MUSIC(?), has taken the sub-contract for carrying the mail between Hillsboro & Ware, 104 roundtrips at ??? yr. This is the route that Alex CALAKAN(?) is now serving
Wm.H. WASHBURN, I.F. WIDEMAN, Thomas MANIAD (?), D.L. JARVIS & A.P.(?). BOOTH had their horses photographed at this office this week
Our new neighbor, Mr. MORRISON appears to be a rustler. He comes highly recommended as a school teacher, but we see he is not afraid to engage in any kind of hard, honest work. We welcome such acquistions to our population
The instiltuts (?) work performed here by Prof. STEEL last summer, was a decided success & we are glad to know that he contemplates a repetition of it this summer. In order that he may know whether to go ahead or not, it is necessary for those who will attend to notify him at once
Y(?) HACKE, of DeSoto is making a specialty in manufacture of farm wagons, which he sells at St.Louis prices
H (?) P. STEWART & Smith DUTTON (?) are in charge, as proprieters of the livery stable in DeSoto, formerly owned by T.O. SMITH. They are well prepared for accomadating the public & their bid for costom(?) will be found in another column of this paper. They are men who will treat you right.
F.M. SKAGGS - formerly of this county, but now in Henry (?) Co. - is well pleased with his new locality. He says Clinton is beautifully located, has a population of ?000, the largest college for young ladies in the State, street cars, electric lights & three railroads running through with many other advantages & conviences
Miss Clair VEASEY had a birthday party last Tues. eve, which was attended by all the little girls in town.....
Seeking info on William and Hettie. They lived in
Jefferson County ca 1920-1940.
Richard Van Wagenen
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March 26, 1891 Part #3
The month of March has been ugly & changeable and most of our people are
down with LaGrippe.
An infant son of Henry MARX & lady was buried on Sun. eve., having died at
birth, in the morning. Mrs. Marx is poorly, having a bad attack of grippe &
being sick all winter.
Henry UNSER, our stone mason, sold his place at Maxville to John BURKHARDT,
a shoemaker, something our town long needed.
The Maxville Brass Band, under their leader, Prof. LANGFORD (?), are making
good headway for new beginners. They are practicing but four weeks & can
play a half doz. airs already St. Patrick's ????, they bounced out of their
de? (cle?) & marched up to our merchant, Martin F. BECKER, then to Joe
ZIPP's then to Rev. SCHRAMM & Prof. WINKLE, to Judge BECKER & George ZIEGLER
and gave each of them a serenade, which were well received. The band is
preparing to assist with the music for Father SCHRAMM's school concert, to
be given on Easter Monday, at noon.
Filed with Recorder
of the week, ending on last Tues.
Mord ROBERTS to Herman WALTHER, two lots in Lansdowne Add't to DeSoto
N. SLAWSON to Wm.G. CAIN, two lots in Slawson Add't to DeSoto.
J.T.KINCAIDE to Wm.J. MAUTHE, lot in DeSoto, $700.
Wm.J. MAUTHE to Mattle (?) BALLARD, a lot in DeSoto,
Dave BALLARD to Wm. BALLARD, two lots in DeSoto
Wm.C. BALLARD to Mattle (Mattie?) BALLARD, same lot
August NEUGEK (?), by trustee to Caroline NEUGEL (?), lot in Festus
C.D. CURTIS to Abbie J. DAVIS, 120 acres in survey 1332 (1832?)
Andrew H.(?) GAY to John H. GAY, ?? acres in survey 2991 ------
M.F. BOLSRAMIE(?), by trustee to Alexis GLORIED, ?151 acres, sec. 1?, twsp
40, range 3(?) $401
S.M. BERKLEY to J.T. RATHBUN(?), four lots in DeSoto
Peter GUTHERELL to Minnie GUTHERELL, lot in Festus
Kate BURGESS to J.M. SATION(?), 27 acres, sect. 32 twsp 42, r 6
Theo. MUNSON(?) to Jas.J. MALONE, 10 acres in survey 1821 (1831?)
August GEBUOR to R.L. MILLER, two lots in DeSoto $120
Chas.W. THOMAS to Theodore DAPON, 40 acres in sect. 23, twsp 29?, r 4
S.P. PIPKIN to John DORUSELF(?) & J. BAUMNER, 80 acres, survey 3?39
Emily SIMMONS to same, 232 acres, survey ?020, $4100
Adeline WILSON to Martha LEE, two acres, sect.18, twsp 41, r 3
Martha LEE to Adeline WILSON, two acres, sect.18, twsp. 41, range 3
Issac COTTNER(?) to Lizzie OBERBECK, lot in Festus $578 (? $378)
Deaths & Births
March 11 George SCHAD 55 1/2 yrs
" 16 John Henry SCHORR 11 yrs
" 17 Christina W. HINKEL 57 yrs
" 9 Tillie KELSKER 4 yrs
Feb. 14 Mrs. Chas. SNEEDEL girl
March (?) C.M. STEBER (?) "
" 13 M. DOLL boy
" 17 John C. FRANK "
" (?) Chris L. HUSKEY "
It is just a mile or so west of Festus. It goes into Joachim
Creek here, and comes in from the west:
> Subject: Little Creek
> Date: Sat, 22 May 2004 01:38:15 -0500
> From: darlene-green(a)webtv.net (Darlene Green)
> To: MOJEFFER-L(a)rootsweb.com
> Does any one know where Little Creek was or is in Jeff. Co.? Was that
> the name of an area or just the name of a creek?
> Thanks, Darlene
Those of you with a genealogy addiction may find this of interest:
Jefferson Democrat 11/30/1899
Insane Asylum Site
The site selected for the asylum embraces about 320 acres or more, situated
about midway between Farmington and DeLassus, the Iron Mountain railroad
station, for which deeds in escritoire have been given, at a cost of about $20,000.
Farmington gives a bonus of $6,500, which reduces the cost of the site to the
state to about $14,500 - Farmington Times.
Can you clarify the exact birth of the last child of Mary Platz Kastner (Anna
Marie)? Did this child live?
I don't know if this will help, but I've been watching for the Kastner
surname since your first email and found the Kastner/Moore marriage today.
It seems that you have developed a time frame of 1894-1900, but Theodore
Kastner was listed under (Festus) marriages to Mrs. Julia Moore in the Jefferson
Democrat on May 18, 1899. That reduces the time span by 7 plus months....
If you'll send me the DOD on her last child, I'll check that month for an
Thanks, Kay, FL
Subj: [MOJEFFER] cemetery
Date: 5/8/2004 8:26:33 PM Eastern Standard Time
Me again, the only Kastner researcher on the list... I am looking for the
burial place of Mary Platz Kastner (Anna Marie). I know she had at least
children baptized at Sacred Heart in Crystal City. I do not have a death
for her, only assuming that it is between 1894 (date of last child's birth)
and 1900 because her husband Theodore Kastner had married Mrs. Julia Moore,
died before 1910 because he is then married to Mahaley Jane Jewell. A letter
written by Mary's son in 1976 states "mother died when we were young, but if
you go to Festus father put a marker for her at the Catholic Cemetery." I
looked online at the cemetery transcriptions, but no luck. Can anyone help?
Thanks so much. Also want to say great job to all the transcriptionists
working on the newspapers, I read each on eagerly looking for my ancestors,
they weren't newsworthy I guess!
I am enjoying reading the newspaper transcriptions and have found a few
ARNOLD references. I have two questions that I hope can be answered by
reading the Jefferson County papers. I have spent time viewing the 1904 -
1912 Jefferson Democrat films and have not seen the information that I am
looking for. I am hoping that other Jefferson County newspapers might have
items about the following two people.
1. The death of Ida NAUMANN, born April 15, 1886. She is last found in the
1900 Census, in Kimmswick in the family of John W. NAUMANN, the town
butcher. She does not appear in the 1910 Census and according to a family
member they believe she died of smoke inhalation at the home in Kimmswick
when she poured kerosene on a fire. My family member say she was still
living at home ie. not married. I would think this accident would have been
shocking enough to have been noted in some paper.
2. The notice of death or, hopefully, obituary of Florence ARNOLD, born
February 1835 in Mullkerche, Elsass, France.
Florence appears in the 1900 census, at age 65, living in the home of his
brother, Xavier ARNOLD in Rock Township. An item in the 1906 Jefferson
Democrat states that he was back in Kimmswick visiting from Indiana where he
was living with his daughter. A recent item noting the visit of Mrs. Anna
ARNOLD from Kokomo, Indiana prompted me to think that maybe the some of the
ARNOLD family settled in the Kokomo area.
Any help on the death notices of these two people would be appreciated.
Thanks again to the hard work of the volunteer transcribers. Those of us
trying to research from "afar" appreciate your effort.
Judy in OHIO
Researching NAUMANN, ARNOLD, NAES in Jefferson County
Jefferson County Record
Hillsboro, Mo., April 27, 1911 part 6
OF LOCAL AND PERSONAL NATURE.
Mrs. Cornelus MARSDEN of Victoria was out Friday.
Atty. Adrian STEEL, post master of Ironton, was in town Friday.
Recorder Chas. HEMME and Ware EVANS spent Sunday in St. Louis.
Mayor Ward CUNNINGHAM of DeSoto was out to the hub Saturday.
Rev. Geo. STEEL and wife of St. Louis had been to Bethlehem for a short
visit when called here to preach Mr. KLEINSCHMIDT funeral. [as printed]
Mrs. Frank CLARK gave a birthday party to her young son, Glenn, on
Saturday which was enjoyed hugely by a couple dozen youngsters who avow they
had just the best time ever.
W. L. STONE and W. J. A. SCHUBEL went to St. Louis Saturday and procured
another consignment of books for our library, which will probably be ready
for distribution to patrons about May 10th.
The fine farm and residence property of T. J. PROSSER was sold Saturday
at public sale. Ed HENSON of Morse Mill buying it for $5460. We trust the
new owner will place a residence there in keeping with the handsome site,
and the progressive spirit which has struck Hillsboro.
Miss Kathleen REPPY spent the week-end with her friend Miss Viola
ENGLEBACH of Pevely, attending the Medal Contest preliminary Friday night
and a party at the KEITH home Saturday night. The KEITH party was a very
Ed VOLLMAR and wife, editors of the Houston Republican, have been on an
extensive inter-state trip, visiting Kansas City, St. Louis, Columbia and
Sedalia. At Columbia they visited the School of Journalism and the Press
association, and enjoyed the festivities connected therewith. On the Iron
Mountain train returning home they learned of the death of their
brother-in-law, Mr. KLEINSCHMIDT, and stopped here for the funeral and a few
days visit afterward.
The funeral of Charles H. KLEINSCHMIDT was the largest for several years
in Hillsboro. The Masons had charge of it and were joined by other Masons
from DeSoto, Hematite, Festus and elsewhere. The funeral sermon was short
but impressive and helpful as is characteristic of Rev. George STEEL.
Dr. and Mrs. ELDERS of Ware were in town yesterday.
George MOSS of Granite City, Ill., spent Saturday and Sunday in
John WILLIAMS, who has been home the past five weeks, left Monday for
Arizona to repair his failing health.
John HELLER enjoys the distinction of owning Hillsboro's only automobile
in commission at present.
Mrs. Anna MOOTS of St. Louis, who came down to attend the funeral of
Chas. H. KLEINSCHMIDT returned home Sunday.
Misses Myrtle WINER and Katherine WILLIAMS and little Ja?e [Jane?]
WILLIAMS of Morse Mill went to St. Louis Friday for a few days visit.
Farm of 160 acres, about 80 acres in blue grass pasture, all in good
shape; for rent or sale.
Apply to P. P. O'BRIEN.
330 Eureka, Mo., Route 18;
For Sale - Good work or brood mare; dark bay; weight about 1400 pounds;
sound and no blemish. Apply to Henry WOHLBOLD, Hillsboro, Mo., Route 2.
For Rent or Lease: - 4 lots with six room house newly papered in the town
of Kimmswick. For particulars address Felix LEUTZINGER, Hillsboro, Mo., or
call on J. ESCOFFIER at the hotel in Kimmswick.
Eggs For Sale - From thorobred "Rhode Island Reds," $1.00 per setting of
15. Mrs. S. E. CLARK,
2-23tf Hillsboro, Mo.
Louis HARTWEIN visited his father near Cedar Hill last week and lost,
somewhere on the road, his purse containing $110 a five-dollar gold coin
being among the moneys. Reward will be paid if left at REINEMER'S store at
Cedar Hill with either Wm. or Edwin HEINEMER.
The funeral of Miss Etta SMITH, daughter of Alfred SMITH, who died March
15, was preached here Sunday by Rev. E. J. HAMRICK. The young lady was the
victim of scarlet fever and for that reason no funeral could be held at the
time. The church was crowded to the doors with friends and relatives of the
dead girl, many of them her school mates. After the service the crowd went
to the cemetery, where flowers were strewn over her grave and a short
service was held.
Mrs. Lena WEIDNER of House Springs accompanied by her brother and sister
and John WEIDNER came to the county seat Tuesday on Probate business
connected with the estate of her husband, the late Louis WIDENER [different
spelling]. A sad side of the story is the Mr. WIDENER was buried just two
months after his wedding day, leaving a young widow not yet out of her
girlhood. The interment took place at the Catholic cemetery at House
Springs with the Rev. Father TRACY, officiating.
F. J. ADAMS has been employed by the International Harvester company to
do some special work in this, St. Louis and St. Charles counties. Mr. ADAMS
has arranged so that he will be in Hillsboro at least once in each week and
will continue to look after his real estate business here. He accepted
employment at this season, because the real estate business is not
especially active during the spring and early summer, but will keep his eyes
open for prospective buyers and will find them what they want if he can.
The entertainment at Zion schoolhouse April 22nd was certainly a success,
socially and musically. The dialogues were fine and some good recitations,
but the music was the grand success. Mr. and Mrs. JUDD and Mrs. and Mrs. B.
MEYER were the musicians, and played seven instruments. We are proud to say
that we wouldn't change our band for any in the county. x.
Jefferson County Record, July 17, 1913 Part 2 - Volunteer Transcriptions
Jefferson County Record
July 17, 1913
ANTONIA BRIDGE NEED REPAIRS
Wheat Crop Good, Teachers are Busy
The whistle of the thresher can be heard in all directions. Wheat turned out
very well particularly the bottom wheat.
J. A. KOHLER is doing a good business with his auto-truck, making three
regular trips weekly with berries and fruit.
Mrs. Charles HERCHER and children of De Soto was visiting her sister Mrs.
Wm. KUNZLE for several days.
Mrs. Christ BURNS and daughter Edna and Mr. and Mrs. A. KIMBLE, Jr. and
daughter Leona are visit St. Louis friends for several days.
The bridge at Antonia on the Rock Road is in very bad shape and needs
repairing at once, also a bridge near Barnhart is in a very bad shape. The
iron stringers for same were bought over two years ago but there seems to be
no effort made to make use of them, probably there are too many Republicans
in this part of the county.
Miss Lettie BRUNS is home from St. Louis spending her vacation.
WEDDING BELLS IN THE GOLDEN WEST
Miss Clara LEUTZINGER and Mr. Charles McNEELEY were married in Allah,
California July 3, 1913. The bride is the only child of Mr. and Mrs. Felix
LEUTZINGER of Hillsboro, while Mr. McNEELY is a former resident of De Soto.
The young people have abundant good wishes from their many Missouri friends,
for their future happiness in their far western home.
TEACHER'S EXAMINATION DATE AUG. 1ST AND 2ND
The regular examination for teacher's certificates will be held at De Soto
Friday and Saturday August 1st and 2nd 1913....Teachers whose certificates
are subject to renewal should make application for same at this time. fee.
$1.50 ..Very Respectfully, R. B. WILSON, County Supt.
GLASS FACTORY AGAIN IN OPERATION
New Board of Health is Appointed.
Regular Festus Correspondent.
Mr. W. ZANER of Crystal City visited in Ste. Genevieve last week.
Mrs. Ira DeCLUE of Bonne Terre visited friends in Festus and took in the
picnic the 4th.
Mr. Ed TINDAL and family who have been visiting at Valle Mines have returned
Mr. Lewis ROTH had business in Rolla last week.
Mr. Denslow DIXON went to Danby Saturday of last week and on Sunday preached
at Lebanon. Denslow will attend a Theological school this winter. May
success crown his every effort.
Plattin was well represented at the M. W. of A. picnic the 4th.
Miss Adessa DAY a 14 years old girl died of tuberculosis of the bowels last
week. The funeral was from the Baptist church and her remains were laid to
rest in the Gamel Cemetery.
W. E. HILLS and wife visited friends in Iron County last week.
Miss Dolly BYRNS of St. Louis was a Festus visitor last week.
Mrs. W. B. GAMER visited in De Soto last week.
Mrs. Ralph WAKEFIELD presented her husband with a find baby boy on July 4th.
It should be christened John Thomas in honor of Jefferson and Adams who
figured prominently in the independence of the nation, both of whom died on
Mr. and Mrs. John COLIN are the happy parents of a fine girl baby born last
week, being their second girl.
Dr. WILLIS and family of St. Louis came down Sunday in their car.
Miss Louise PRATTE of St. Louis visited in Festus and Crystal City last
Miss Carrie SENNERT visited in Hematite Sunday.
Mrs. Anna ARNOLD of Kokomo Ind. was the guest of Mrs. Ed KERRUISH last week.
Mr. Clarence VAUGHN of St. Louis accompanied by his friend, Miss OFFAL
attended the picnic here the 4th.
Mrs. F. C. WILLIAMS entertained his brother, Mr. Green WILLIAMS of Doe Run
Mrs. N. VAUGHN and daughter, Miss Ethel have been ill with choleramorbus,
but we are glad to report that they are improving.
Miss Alice JENNINGS entertained Miss Bernice GOZA of Granite City, Ill. last
Mr. and Mrs. L. W. GAMEL of De Soto came over Wednesday to attend the
funeral of Mr. GAMEL'S brother Will.
Mrs. SHERLOCK and daughter of St. Louis were the guest of Mrs. W. B. KENNER
and family last week.
Festus has an assistant Mayor, in the person of a fine boy which arrived at
the home of Mayor and Mrs. TERRY last week.
L. B. GAMEL will erect a nice residence on a lot recently purchased of Mrs.
Carrie ESHBAUGH near S. T. WAGGENER'S, west of town.
(continued on page 5) .............did not receive page 5 for transcribing
The Record---$1.00 per year
Jefferson County Record, July 17, 1913 Part 1- Volunteer Transcriptions
Jefferson County Record
July 17, 1913
MOOSE LODGE RENTS THE ACME HOTEL
Discontinuance of 7:45 am Train Proves Inconvenient
Regular DeSoto Correspondent
Mrs. Lily BENCINI has been engaged to teach room number 4 at Columbia, Mo.
Walter BLACK and wife of Silica, were the guests of relatives here Sunday.
Mr. FAIRBANKS of St. Louis, was the guest of his grandmother several days
Mr. and Mrs. C. T. JARVIS attended the funeral of Mrs. P. C. McCORMACK of
Frank KRICK remains critically ill at the home on 5th street.
Miss Hazel SHOWMAN returned Saturday from Shelton where she was the guest of
relatives for several weeks.
Mrs. J. MAHN is at Herculaneum with her daughter Mrs. FREY who is critically
Miss Alice CAMPBELL went to St. Louis for the week Monday afternoon.
On account of the rain Friday night the programs arranged for the meeting of
the Pastor's Club was postponed until next week.
Mrs. E. C. EDGAR is entertaining her sister from out of town.
Miss Winnie SUTHERLAND returned to Chicago Sunday.
The Moose Lodge has rented the Acme Hotel for their headquarters and the
building is being remodeled and put into first class shape for this
Mrs. W. H .FARRAR departed for Hickory, North Carolina to visit her
daughter, Mrs. BLACKBURN for a few weeks.
Mrs. RUPORT of St. Louis who has been spending several months with her
granddaughter, Mrs. J. E. ROZIER departed for home last Thursday.
Stanley HOEKEN and wife were the guests of his aunt, Mrs. Sam BRYNS Friday.
Mrs. Elizabeth KLENN returned Sunday from Kansas where she spent several
weeks with her daughter, Mrs. Emory STONE.
Since the Iron Mountain discontinued the train stopping at DeSoto at 7:45 am
those who went to the city to take lessons in music etc find it very
inconvenient to leave here at 5:30 am and not be able to return until 8
o'clock in the evening and for this reason several have not been able to
make their weekly trips since this ruling went into effect.
A daily paper will make its appearance in DeSoto August 4th, edited by W. E.
CREW. A number of years ago our city supported a daily and it is to be hoped
it can do so now.
Mrs. C. MURDOCK who has been visiting relatives the past few weeks left
Wednesday for her new home at Buffalo, N. Y. Mrs. P. P. HINCHEY will
Mrs. C. F. MEEK and daughter, Miss Harriet returned from a three weeks visit
with relatives at DeQuoin, Ill. Mr. MEEK met them in the city.
Dr. James EDWARDS and wife are in St. Louis since Friday, called there on
account of the serious illness of his brother who died Saturday. The funeral
services were held Monday in the City,
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SOME OF NATURE'S PRANKS
Robert MORGAN of Zion was in town Friday on business and while here told us
a nature story of an incident which came under his observation on Thursday.
He and his neighbor, Robert HOW, were running a mower when it ran through a
clump of trumpet vines and uncovered a Rhode Island Red hen setting on a
nest beside a quail. They flew off of course but were distinctly seen
sitting side by side. The nest was quail built and the quail had seven eggs
under her while the hen had six. The nest was about thirty yards from the
barn. They did not return to the nest.
Frank DAVIS and wife a young couple living near Victoria were driving home
in a buggy with a double team Wednesday evening when an electrical storm
came up. They drove under a small tree to find some shelter when a shaft of
lightning struck between the horses and splintered the tongue and neck yoke
in pieces, threw the horses to the ground and partially stunned the couple
in the buggy. The next day they were seen by the editor putting the broken
pieces in a farm wagon and tying the broken buggy on behind, neither the
team or the owners seemed any the worse for their experience but the latter
at least, not anxious to repeat it.
We had a good rain Friday evening.
Atty. Seibert G. JONES and Adolph HASTE both of St. Louis, D. C. JONES and a
friend from De Soto returned Saturday evening from a four days fishing trip
on Mineral Fork, and reported some luck, their friend from De Soto reported
to have caught a fish which he thought to be 3 feet. But as luck would have
it, didn't catch it either, when he drew it to the surface the hook broke.
George CASTILE and son-in-law George BROWN of St. Louis also returned from a
fishing trip to Big River Friday evening. They too reported of having some
luck and a good wetting coming home in the rain.
L. HARTWEINS had a dance Friday. There was not a large crowd, owing to the
Miss Florence RICE of St. Louis who has been visiting Mrs. Ruth LEWIS
returned home Saturday.
Miss Edna HEILAND of St. Louis is the guest of Miss Eva HARETWEIN.
Ed STERLING has returned from a short visit at his sisters at Mt. Olive,
Mrs. J. C. STERLING is visiting her uncle in Virginia.
MRS. MILTON LANHAM DEAD
Mrs. Margaret E. Lanham wife of Milton Lanham died at her home in De Soto
Saturday, July 12, ages 68 years. She had been a member of the Baptist
church for twenty years and had lived the most of her life in Jefferson
County though she was born and raised in West Virginia. She leaves three
daughters and three sons, one of whom, H. S. LANHAM is well known in
Hillsboro where they have several relatives. Rev. E. J. HAMRICK preached the
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