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Ironton, : : ; : August 3, ISS2
Closing of Malls.
Regular Kail .lortb, daily 8 A. II.
Expre Mail, n.rth, daily, except
uii.lay. H.
JUpiUr Mail Sonth, daily MJ P.M.
Iivntoa to GooJwtfr, via. Sand Bluff.
McN'ail, Kdge Hill and Edithburg
X.nday ...A.SC.
ronton to Binntrin Silver Mines Tae-
day, TburaUay aud Saturday 31 P. K.
C. R. PECK. P. M.
ScMale of Paraier Trails.
LKAVE3 t ARRIVES AT
K. St. Lonia. 8:52 A X. Ironton, 12 SO P. M
N. Ironton, S:W a. m. Sr Lnis, 6:52 A. M
o. 3 1. Lonia. 8:53 F St Ironton, 12:51 A. H
Ironton, S;02 r. M. St. Lonia, bAl . M.
ARCVIIA ACCOMMODATION.
St. Louis, 4 p. M. Ironton, 8 05 P. M.
K. 10 Ironton. 6:04 a. a. 8t Lonia. 9:05 a. m.
Tha Arcadia Aecummodation arrives and departs
rrwn nam Street Depot; is daily except Sunday,
ana came express matter.
LOCAL BREVITIES.
Tis the season when the housewife toils
and sugar suffers.
New goods arc being received at Lopez's.
Go and see them.
Pre. Wbitworth has Bold his saloon fix
tures to C. A. Downs.
For a first-class apple parcr, corer, and
triicer, go to J. X. Bishop's.
Waxted. Two good girls for general
housework at the Pilot Knob Hotel.
Quarterly meetini; at the M. E. Church of
Ironton will commence next Saturday.
It Is reported that a vein of ore thirty feet
- thick has been developed on Russell Moun
tain. Wanted. A good boy to assist in the bar
and work around the house. Pilot Knob
Hotel.
Sunday and Monday brought rome fine
rains to this section, and the corn crop laughs
for Joy.
A ste:im.threher is bein? successfully run
In Uelleview Valley. It is said to work like
a charm.
The diamond drills lately used at Shut-in
will be taken In a day or two to Russell
Mountain.
No. 2 was seven hours late last Wednesday
morning. Suspected cause: a sinashup
somewhere south.
The Academy of Music Ball to-morrow
(Thursday) evening. If you want a good
time come around.
The pusher, which was sent to De Soto for
repairs some ten days ago, returned last Sat
urday fitted for work.
The ties for the new switch at Ironton
were brought up last week, and the track
will be finished up shortly.
J. X. Bishop has a machine for sale that will
pare, core and slice an apple at the same time.
Everybody shoufyl have one.
Marshal Patton has been overhauling the
bridges on M.iin street, and that thorough
Care is in excellent condition.
The Register man will pay cash down for
five cords of good hiekory wood, to be deliv
ered during the present month.
We have been having some real rammer
weather three or four days past: hot and
sultry. But the nights are glorious.
Its a difficult matter to find a mah iu Arca
dia Valley who was not in bed and sound
asleep before ten o'clock Saturday night.
Jno. Beglev has caught the spirit of Im
provement, and his fence newly painted now
postpones with the finest on Main street.
The Ironton Manufacturing company has
put a new porch In front of the mill. Must
have been selling a big lot of wheelbarrows.
A Mrs. Rose, of St. Louis, last week pur
chased the property owned by Jno. Hill, on
couth side of the cousthouse square for
2,000.
W. R. Allen, Esq., lessee of the Granite
Quarry,. was hist week awarded three con
tracts for granite tfor paving the streets
In St. Louis.
Mrs. Lopez has Just returned from St.
Louis, having bought the latest novelties in
ladles' neckwear and fancy goods, latest pat
terns in calicoes, etc
Jos. A. Gregory has removed nis law onice
to the building Just north of Hotson's res
taurant. Mar he have a thousand clients
within the twelvemonth.
There never was a bigger or letter crop of
potatoes raised in Iron county than this year
will prodnee, and vegetables of all kinds are
very plentiful and cheap.
Our regular printer returned last Thurs
day and things In the office are again going
hIoiis? smoothly and in order. Deliver us
from your peripatetic type-sticker !
James Dewire, the man stabled at Middle
brook last Sunday week, died of his injuries,
at Iron Mountain last Wednesday. Ills as
Kaiiants have not yet been arrested.
Read the advertisement of the State Uni
versity, nd if you have a boy you want to
send to a good school at little cost, interview
the County Court at its September term
Joseph Huff, Esq., last Monday sent us a
trample bucket of tomatoes of his own raising.
They were very fine, the largest measuring
more than twelve inches la circumference,
Dr. W. C, Patton's card will be found In
this issue of the Register. We commend
Mm to all who mav need his services, as a
reful, attentive- and well qualified physi
cian. (tilbert Lafayette Scovillc Is his name, and
be weighs something over eight pounds. His
father is happy, for he haw a marked predi
lection for boys: la fact, none other need
apply.
AL TidwHI, whose father lives at this
place, was badly bruized at Iron Mountain
last Friday, y caving earth. He came home,
took care of bimsdf, and is now able to be
about.
Quite an improvement k being made in
the interior arrangement of Lopez's main
store, for the better display and the accom
modation of the large purchase of gents'
furnishing goods, hats, etc.
Wm. Hills, wagonmaker ins Gay's shop, last
Wednesday evening cut the thumb and Su
per of his left hand to the bone with a hand
ax. Dr. Goulding dressed the wounds and
sewed them up. Wm. Is rusticating now,
and will take things easy, so far as work goes,
for a few days longer. i
Volume XVI.
"The railroad bridge between Ironton and
Arcadia has in time past been a favorite ren
dezvous for colored prowlers and hard cases
w e'U bet a nickel to a dewherrr that it will
!e used no more for that purpose.
The two diamond drills which were run in
the mines at the Shut-In for several weeks,
were taken back to the Knob last Monday.
What they developed no man knoweth save
the drillers and the Superintendent.
Twenty-five Cornish miners, direct from
the "old country," arrived at Pilot Knob last
Thursday, and are now at work in the tun
nels. They are a sturdy set of men, and will
give a good account of themselves.
The pay-ear went down the road on Tues
day of last week, making glad the hearts and
filling the pockets of the section men, the
brakemen, the firemen, the conductors, the
engineers, and the agents all along the line.
Thomps. Blanton, Eq., came into legal
possession of another boy last Monday morn
ing. Though, perhaps, not so much of a cu
riosity, this find beats all the Indian relics in
the West. At least so say the women-folk.
Bom Tuesday morning, August 1st, 18S2,
to J. T. and Estella Baldwin, a daughter.
She Is of no more than the usual size, but
worth all the other babies in the world in
the eves of certain persons we could name.
All are as well as could be expected.
Peaches are not coming in so plentifully as
we would like, but we presume it is a little
soon for them. The earliest varieties were
greatly injured by late frosts in fact, most
of them were killed in manv places. The la
ter varieties will pan out pretty well.
That moonlight picnic, set down in the
bills for last Saturday night at Langdon's
grove, didn't eventuate. The weather-clork
was out of humor, and so he sent down Just
enough of a drizzle early in the evening to
cover the project with a wet blanket, so to
speak.
Mr. Allen, lessee of the Granite Quarry,
has erected a very fine new hoisting engine
on the works. lie latelv secured a large
bridge contract which, with other work, will
tax the energies of the company for several
months. The circle of the bridge measures
500 feet in diameter. Mr. Allen is hiring all
the hands he can get.
The Register was the recipient, last Sat
urday, of a very fine coffee cake. It was
presented by Mrs. Frank Cooler, of Iron
Mountain, who certainly is the champion
coffee-cake baker of Southeast Missouri.
We return thanks and hope to be again re
membered in the future.
A Grand Social Ball will be given at the
Pilot Knob Hotel, on Monday evening, Au
gust 11th. Mr. Steffefts, under whose su
pervision the ball will be given, assures ev
erybody that it will be au fait in all its ap
pointments. Good music, good supper, and
everything else appertaining will serve to
make it one of the pleasantest affairs giveu
in the Valley for many a day.
The railroad crossing north of town, since
the grading for the new switch, is rather
rough for heavily loaded wagons. There is
a hump or two which ought to be made less
abrupt. Xo less than four wagon-wheels
have been broken at that place within ten
days, and if a remedy is not found pretty
soon, our wagon shops will have to be en
larged, and mayhap a couple of extra ones
put in. Let the authorities see to this little
matter.
Our old friend, C. W. Miller, is back again.
He has been over a good deal of ground since
we saw him a year ago: through Louisiana,
Texas and Old Mexico. His sojourn in tficse
southern lands was made in search of health,
Mr. M. being troubled with asthma. While
he is no longer troubled with that disease, his
general health has not been good, and he
says it is his determination to abide hence
forth in Southeast Missouri, come what may.
We welcome him back, and hope he may en
joy good health.
A Child's Dose. Having called for a
match at ahouse near Arcadia, and being in
formed by a little colored boy that "mother
had put them up high," I thought that right ;
but on hearing baby cry, I asked the cause,
and was told he was drinking the coal-oil.
On entering the house and finding baby
struggling on the floor, I took it in my arms
to Mrs. Thompson's, where its mother works.
There a light-colored man took it in great
excitement, and if Dr. Farrar cau save a child
already cold, he will do well.
Moral Put up your coal -oil. H.
Correction. Mr. Michael Zimmer, the
person who had the fight with Geo. Spitz
miller which was chronicled in the Regis
ter last week, desires us to correct that ver
sion of the affair. Iu order that history may
not be distorted we give place to Mr. Z.'s as
sertion that he did not assault Spitzmiller
unprovoked, but that S. challenged him
dared him to knock a chip off his shoulder,
metaphorically speaking and that Itw:i3 on
ly after great provocation that he (Z.) ac
cepted the challenge and went Into the
scrimmage. In other words, he had to eith
er tight or give up the gun.
The Granite Quarry is one of the big shows
we give to au wno come into ttie vailev in
search of health, comfort, and fine scenery
It is a place well worth the seeing, and we co
not ljclieve a visitor ever rested his feet on
the big granite boulders, or feasted his eyes
upon the beauties of the situation, but that
he blessed the hour he determined to take it
in. The Quarry being so favorite a resort,
the approaches to it ought certainly be made
as feasible and pleasant as possible; and the
general highway between that place and the
Valley is certainly in excellent cor.uition
But in the immediate vieinity of the Quar
ry there are several very rough places, and
the ordinary pleasure vehicle has to take too
many chances In getting over them. Can't
this matter be attended to?
The following is the verdict of the coro
ner's jury who viewed the body and heard
testimony relative to the hanging of Henrv
Caldwell : "Said deceased came to his death
on the night of July 2!), 1SS2, at about 12:30
a. M., in the township of Arcadia, in the
county aforesaid, by being forcibly taken
from the Iron county jail, where he was held
In the custody of the lawful authorities of the
county of Iron and State of Missouri, and
hung by the neck from the railroad
bridge southeast from the city of Iron
ton, Missouri, and shot in numerous
places in hfs ImmIv, neck and head, until he
was dead, by parties composing a mob and
who are unknown to us." The verdict was
signed by Jos. F. Lindsay, foreman, Wm.
Brewington, P. Whltworth, C. A. Downs,
Isaac Woolein and Gus. Tollman, jurors.
Runaway. Ah unhitched team stood In
front of the building just south of Lopez's
last Friday morning. Three or four dogs
got into an altercation under the horses' feet.
The horses kicked, reared, snorted, got scar
ed, and started on a keen run down street.
The wagon ran off the bridge at Brcsline's,
smashing one wheel into flinders. Then tho
horses were checked without further dam
age. If the team had been hitcljed, the own
er would be several dollars better off to-day;
but he is lucky in that the marshal didn't
happen along about that time. Leaving
horses and teams stand in the street unhitch
ed is against the laws of the City, and the or
dmance made and provided for such cases
ought to be strictly enforced every time.
Last Friday evening, a man came into Lo
pez's and asked to look at some pants. The
clerk took him to the clothing counter, and
they began a search for the article In demand.
Just then the clerk was called to the rear
end of the store, and taking advantage of his
absence, the customer caught up a couple of
rests and secreted them under his coat. An
other clerk, however, saw the act, and, after
the purloiner went out of the store he In
formed on him. Thereupon the first men
tinned clerk followed his late customer who
seeing their approach, at once suspected that
he had been detected, and he pulled out the
vests, saying, "I don't want these things,"
and laughed it off as a Joke. Well a Joke's a
oke, but some kind of jokes are no Jokes at
all. This came near being one of that kind
Died At Hogan Mountain, on Tuesday,
the 11th dav of Julv. ISitt. little Annie
OriNN. aged oue year, seven mouths and
eight days.
When little Annie was called away
By the resistless hand of death.
The guardian angels were hurrying round
To take her home to rest.
We laid her body in the toomb,
And there it must decay:
Her little spirit has taken
Its flight, far, far away.
Little Annie has gone home,
Her brother for to see;
Their little spirits are reunited In eternity.
By and by the trump will call us
From this earth away:
Then we will meet little Annie again,
Far, far away. J. X. S.
Des Arc, July 27th, 1S82.
A Terrible Crime and Its Reward.
Last Thursday morning, about half-past
nine o'clock, we were startled by a cry for
help!" from Mr. Delano, of the Blue Store,
coupled with something about Mrs. Peck,
toward whose residence Mr. D. started on
a run. C. W. Tetwiler, John Pha-be (color
ed), and one or two others followed immedi
ately. When they reached thejresidence of
the ladv in question, they were horrified to
ee her struggling and screaming in the dis
gusting embraces of a black brute named
Henry Caldwell, who had assaulted her in
the yard attached to her house. Tetwiler
jumped the picket fence and in the twink-
ing of an eye, had released the lady from
the grasp of the brute. Mrs. P., a lady over
sixtv years of age. was assisted into her
house, while Caldwell was taken Into cus
tody, though not without some trouble.. He
showed fight, and being very muscular would
have made trouble for anv one single-handed
But there were too many for him to success
fully resist, and he was captured and taken
at once to Judge Dinger's office, who com
mitted him to jail to await a preliminary ex
amination, which was held the next day
After a hearing, the evidence given being
conclusive and damning to the prisoner, the
Justice bound him over to the Circuit Court
in the sum of $10,000.
The prisoner's "statement" bef ore the Jus
tice was a tissue of the most horrible false
hoods, and those present could scarcely
restrain themselves from braining him as he
gave it. But everything was done lawfully
and in order, and he was takcu to Jail to
await Judgment at a higher tribunal.
The feelings of all classes were deeply
stirred, and covert desire for a first-class
lynching was general if not expressed. The
delays of the law, the many loop-holes of
escape, and the probable inadequacy of legal
punishment were fully and freely discussed;
for nothing less than death would suffice to
punish the crime and serve as a deterrent to
others whose "crazincss" might have a bent
In a similar direction.
However, Thursday and Friday nights
passed without demonstration, and the idea
became prevalent that the' crime would be
left to the arbitrament of law. Public feel
ing had not abated, and everybody conceded
that justice as well as indemnity from this
sort of crime demanded severe and summary
punishment; but after the sun had twice
gone down in safety to the prisoner, the
chances seemed to favor his security for the
present at least. But the avengers of the
hideous lust of the black brute were merely
biding their time.
Saturday evening, the streets were unusu
ally quiet, beingalmost deserted up to eleven
o'clock. Then an occasional passer-by was
h.-d on the sidewalks of Main street. At
twelve o'clock squads of two or three per
sons were observed, all coining toward the
centre of town, and a short time after, a
body of thirty or forty men had quietly as
sembled on the street opposite Mrs. Moser's
millinery establishment. All were masked
or had their faces blackened, and were oth
erwise disguised. There they were "sworn
in," the oath administered requiring them
to proceed orderly and quietly, and to for
ever preserve silence as to the identify of all
who participated. Then they silently pur
sued their way to the Jail.
Guards were stationed at every corner of
the square on which the jail is located, and
all outsiders were kept at a distance. Sev
eral parties who endeavered to get a close
observation of the proceedings were warned
to keep aloof, and they were discreet enough
to obey the order.
The Jail proper is a one-story stone build
ing, with the Jailor's residence (a twrAetorv
brick) in front and attaefaed thereto. The
entrance into the Jail is made through a front
door in the Jailor's residence, which opwas
into a hall leading to the irow doors guarding
the prisoners apartments. There' are two
of these doors, with a narrow lobby between,
and in this lobby usually sleeps Louis, a col-
red servant. He is somewhat of a "night
owl," and on this occasion he was still out
when the lynchers, headed by their captain,
arrived. The front door leading to the jail
or's apartments was consequently on the
latch, as was also the first Iron door. The
second, however, was locked, as was the door
of the cell In which Caldwell was confined.
There were no other prisoners in the Jail.
When the mob found its further progress
stayed by the inner iron door, au ax was
procured, and a man detailed to break the
lock. The first stroke awoke the Jailor,
Sheriff Fletcher, who sprang from his bed
on the upper story, and revolver in hand
came out on the landing of the stairs to see
what was the matter. A half-dozen cocked
revolvars instantly covered him, and he was
seized by two men, one of whom whispered
in his ear: "Bill Fletcher. I am one of your
best friends, but, by G d, we're going to
have that nigger!" Of course, unaided, he
could do nothing, and he perforce had to let
the mob have its way. Thursday and Fri
day nights Mr. Fletcher, fearing that some
thing of the kind might be attempted, was
prepared for such an emergency; but as two
nights had passed without demonstration,
and public feeling seemed to be somewhat
allayed, the precautions had been omitted
this night.
After hacking away at the lock in the dark
Ineffectually for some time, some of the men
procured a lamp from the kitchen, and In a
short time entrance was gained. Then the
key to the cell was forcibly taken from the
jailor, and in a trice the lynchers had the
prisoner in their possession. A rope, with
noose adjusted, was thrown over his head,
and they started with him on a run for the
railroad bridge. A few yells were given by
some of the more excitable men as they
passed the Ironton Mills, but these were
quickly hushed, and no further disturbance
was made until the lynching was an accom
plished fact.
At the bridge the work was quickly done.
The prisoner was rushed up the steps and to
the centre of the bridge, when, the rope, still
about his neck, was made fast to one of the
projecting beams. He was then thrown over
the parapet, but desperately clung to the
timbers, when a slash from a knife through
the muscles of his arm loosed his hold, and,
dropping, he hung suspended by his neck. His
feet touched the ground, however, and feel
ing the hanging might not be effective, some
thirty shots were fired at him at short range.
The suspended body was completely riddled.
The crowd then gave a yell or two, and im
mediately dispersed, scattering iu all direc
tions .
Coroner Grandhomme was at once advised
of the matter and at one o'clock in the morn
ing he summoned a Jury, went down to the
bridge, received the body, cut it down, pro
cured a coffin, and, assisted by Constable
Patton and others, brought it up to the
Court House, where it lay In the Sheriff's
room until ten o'clock next day. Then it
was taken to the potter's field and buried:
and so came the end of a horrible crime and
its terrible expiation.
It was not the first attempt of the kind he
had made. During the past few months his
actions had been such that he was forbidden
to enter the premises of several families for
whom he had been working, and the heads
of these families had been keeping him un
der continual serveillance. He had imbibed
the notion that he was entitled to a "white
lady," and when he was arrested last Thurs
day, he declared that he was a man and
would fight for his "rights." More than one
person feels relieved to know that the brute
Is out of the way forever.
We are not an advocate of lynch-law, but
if there ever can be a case calling Justly for
its intervention, this was one. And that's
about all we have to say about it, excepting
that an example of its swift justice was need
ed, and to hope that the desired effect will
result.
Personal.
Mr. Maurice Smith and sister, Mrs. Frank
Cooley, of Iron fountain, spent last Thurs
day evening with friends in Ironton.
Mrs. Abbington and Mrs. M. Roberts re
turned, last Wednesday, from a sojourn of
several weeks' rusticating in Butler county.
3Irs. Dr. Praul, of St. Louis, spent several
days here last week, the guest of Mrs. F,
Scoville.
Mrs. Julia Coleman arrived in town Fri
day and will spend the remainder of the
summer at her home in Ironton.
Miss Lizzie May, of Butler county, stopped
off here to pay Mrs. Crumb a visit. She
leaves Friday night for Troy, Mo.
Mr. Geo. Lanpher, of Frcdericktown, was
in town Monday visiting his sister, Mrs. J. M.
Moore.
Miss Rene Zwart accompanied Miss Ella
Lang home and will spend several weeks
visiting friends in Farmington.
Mr. Albert T. Ake arrived home, Monday
morning, from Peach Orchard, Ark., on a sick
furlough ; that is, he has a very sore hand.
Mrs. John Zwart and child and little niece,
little Grace Lenard, are visiting the family of
Capt. B. Zwart.
Mr. n. Noel, the genial traveling salesman
for Shipleigh & Co., of St. Louis, was in town
last week.
Mr. Geo. A. Moser and daughters have re
turned from an extended visit to relatives In
Iowa and Kansas. .. t
Free of Charge.
All persons suffering from Coughs, Colds,
Asthma, Bronchitis, Loss of Voice, or any af
fection of the Throat and Lungs, are request
ed to call at the Pilot Knob Drug Store and
get a Trial Bottle of Dr. King's New Discov
ery for Consumption, free of charge, which
will convince them of its wonderful merits
and show what a regular dollar-size bottle
will do. Call early. 3
Bargains! Bargains!
I respectfully inform my customers and
the public generally that, being overstocked
with Spring.wummer and Fall Clothing, I
will for the next 30 days sell at and below
cost. Paul Garni kr, Merchant Tailor,
Dealer in Ready -Made Clothin, Furnishing
Goods, Hat, Etc.
For Salk Price $TJ A neat n-boTse
Rockaway; has- lately bad $30 worth of re
pairs put on it at Newman's shop and
Soft wa Tier's. Cause of sale Too small for
present family. Wants re-Tarnishing and one
step repaired. Address W. J. UixcnY, at j
this office. 2t
W. H. Byers,
PROPRIETOR.
Just bought and placed on sale, a fine stock of Ladies'
Children's and Men's FINE' GAITERS and ,
BOOTS, They were sold by order of the
The Circuit Court
St. Louis. They belonged to a first-class WJwlesale
Mouse on Fifth Street. This stock is all Solid Leather
Goods, and we warrant every pair.
STILL ANOTHER!
We have just added to the above Stock,
another large line of
HAND-MADE
BOOTS s
FOR GElSTTLEMElSr, -
Ladies and Children!
We sell none but Solid-Leather Goods.
Every Pair warranted as sold!
G-reat Reduction In
Men's Clothing!
Laces, 2
Laces, 3
Laces, 5
cents
cents
cents
Earlston Ginghams, 8 cts.
Children's Shoes, (2 rows of buttons), in
in bronze garnet, 50c.; Ladies' Pebble Goat,
cloth top, $1.25; Misses' fine Kid Shoes, $1;
Misses' Solid Grain, 10's to 2's, 75 c; Men's
French Calf, low quarter Shoes, custom
made, $2; Men's French Calf solid Boot, $250.
We have just made ar-
rangements
date our customers
pennies, so we can sell you
1 cent's worth of anything.
Men's Fine Half Hose, 7c a pair.
Ladies' Embroidered Hose, 12 cts. a pair.
Ladies' White Hose, 5 cts. a pair.
Ladies' Imported Lace Collars,
FOE 25 CENST. COST, $L
A New Lot of
Doeskin Jeans Pants, with
Spring
BONANZA
BOOT
SHOE
Next Door to Academy of Music,
IRONTON -
C. KlNDELL,
MANAGER.
mm
per Yard!
per Yard!
per Yard!
to aceo
o-
with
Bottoms.
Al CLOTHING COMPANY,
- MISSOURI.
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