C. P. VAN DIVER, Ed. and Prop.
KEYTESVTLLE, - MISSOURI
Wheat harvest is in full b!ast-
Wc had a nice rain Sunday night.
Try 31- poundj of Monarch cof
fee for $1 at A. M. Drill's.
Airs. E. W.'Caslcic, of St. Louis, is
She guest cf Mrs. II. C Miller.
Miss Kate Morgan, a Kansas City
TttHe, is visiting Keytcsville relatives.
Mrs. Cora Henderson, of Indian
Crovc, is a brand new reader of the
Go to Brill for groceries, glassware,
queensware, tinware, candies, cigars
The Keytcsville Lumber Co. plant
an ad. in this issue of the Courier.
Don't fail to read it.
Sheriff" Dcmpscy and Circuit Gcrk
Hichardson were in Salisbury a day or
so this week on business.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C Ruder are
elated over the arrival of a bouncing
boy at their house last Friday morning.
Mrs. J. L. Scott and infant daugh
ter, Dixie, of Mobcrly, arc visiting
Mrs. Scott's mother, Mrs. Dr. Crin
stead. The Masonic brethren at Sumner
are preparing for a grand picnic and
fraternal pow-wow at Lakcwood on
"Wednesday, July 15th.
Somebody asked us yesterday "if it
ras hot enough for us?M Unfortunately
ire had left our shooting irons at home,
Tience the villain still lives.
Dr. W. R. Hawkins and wife, of
Boonsboro, Howard county, are here
on a visit to Mrs. Hawkins parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Warner Ford.
J. M. Hawkins has built a new
stable on his premises in the north
cast part of town, to take the place of
the one destroyed by fire some two
Our lanky brother-in-law, of the
Uendon Citizen, seems to imagine he
is getting fat ow irg to the kindness of
his gooa ncignoors in comnuuung
garden truck to the editorial house
hold. Miss Clara Kellogg, one of Keytes
villc's fairest daughters, returned home
Monday morning from an enjoyable
visit of six months with friends at
Mesdames M. W. Anderson and
daughter, Miss Jane, and H. I Snecd
and little daughter, Iolyn, went to
St. Ixuis last Monday to spend a
-week with relatives.
Mrs. J. P. Williams came up from
St. Ijouis bst Monday afternoon for a
"visit to her daughter, Mrs. J. S. Ruck-
cr, and other friends and relatives in
and near Keytcsville.
Druggist W. W. Gaston took his
departure for St. Ixrois last Sunday
night to attend the national conven
tion of the g. o. p. and to see the big
box of Republican monkeys.
Ceo. F. Cox, the skilled mechanic
who presides over the mechanical de
t prinent of W. D. Vaughan's hardware
store, returned last Saturday from a
-visit to home folks at Otnton, Mo.
Misses Korinne Rartz and Elsie
llolcomb, students of Liberiy Female
college, and two of Keytcsville 's most
amiable young tidies, returned home
last Friday to spend their vacations.
.Judge I- H. Herring, of Brunswick,
the efficient presiding justice of the
county court, has let the contract for
Ternodeling his residence. The judge
says he wants a more modern domi
cile. The Courier is both glad and sorry
that O. P. Ray has taken charge of
the Signal as editor. Glad because
our contemporary has a sober man to
edit it, and sorry that our friend, Ray,
has gotten into such boisterous com
pany as bull-frogs.
Go to Hansman &
Kick and call for their
1891 hand-made Bout
Id on. You will find it
matured well, palata
ble and strictly pure.
Frank Gaston, of Pittsburg, Pa.,
is here on a visit to home folks. He
is wearing diamonds, and is in busi
ness for himself at rittsburg. Frank
says he is doing well- Wc are glad of
D .a Kellogg
returned home Wed
nesday afternoon from Hot Springs,
Ark., where he has been for the past
two months undergoing treatment for
an eruption of the skin. His con
dition is much improved.
Miss Lou Anna Stacy closes her
spring school at Cottrell school-house,
21-2 miles north of town, this after
noon. It goes without saying that the
term was a successful one for Miss
Ix)u Anna doesn't teach any other
Be wise and advertise, for if vou do
otherwise, on your "shape will roost
the file. Dun' commercial renort
shows that 85 per cent, of the business
failures in this country are those of
urns who try to do business without
Gen. "Pap" Sterling Price camp.
United Confederate veterans, will
meet at the I. O. O. F. hall in Key-
tesvillc to-morrow (Saturday) after
noon at 2 o'clock. I.ct all of the
members of the camp, who can possi
bly attend, be present.
The Christian church people, of
Keytcsville, have purchased the lot
across the street, west of the jail, from
IJ. F. Crawley, and will build their
new church thereon. The price paid
for the lot was $250. Work on the
church edifice will commence in the
Dr. J. T. Aldridge was called to
FJdorado Springs bst Sunday night to
see Mrs. T. F. Snodgrass, nee Matde
Courtney, whose dangerous illness was
reported in the last issue of the Cour
ier. The doctor reports that she was
no better, but thinks there arc still
hopes of her recovery.
M. A. leather, a prosperous farmer
of four miles west of town, has let the
contract to erect a $1,500 residence
in Kellogg's addition to Kcytesvillc,
and will move to the same as soon as
it is completed. Wc are gbd to wel
come him and his cstimiallc family to
cili-'S'.ship among us.
The ladies, of the BIuT Point Baptist
church and vicinity, will give an ice
cream supper on Wednesday evening,
June 24th, at the church. Should the
weather be unsuitable on Wednesday
evening, the affair will be postponed
until the following evening. All are
cordially invited to attend.
Keytcsville has a city ordinance
against fast riding or driving through
the city's streets, but it is violated
with impunity every day. Marshal
ICmbrcc should brace up and do his
duty in abating this nuisance before
some child's funeral tells the sad story
of his official shortcomings.
II. E. Byrne, who has had charge of
the penmanship and commercial de
partments of the Brunswick village
school for the past two years, has ac
cepted a similar position in the Hills-
boro (Texas) institnte, and will enter
upon the duties of his new field of
labor on the 1st of Septcmlcrt next.
The Sumner band boys not only
play upon their instruments and the
nerves of their town people, but oc
casionally rack the mental equilibrium
of denizens in neighboring towns by
serenading them over the telephone.
In this respect the telephone can not
be alluded to as "extending its field of
Miss Anna Wheeler has purchased
the interests of her partner, Mrs. C
P. Vandiver, in their millinery estab
lishment at Dc Witt and will continue
the business at that place. The
Courier congratulates Miss Anna up
on having become sole proprietress,
and hopes for her that success she so
The Sumner Star says that Will
Freeman, of Brunswick, was up there
on Wednesday of last week and ob
tained an affidavit from Miss Nora
Brown, exonerating him from the charge
of taking liberties with her while she
was waiting in the depot at Brunswick
not long since, an account of which
was published in the Brunswick papers,
and subsequently in the Courier, and
which was also corroborated by an
affidavit given the railroad company
by the same young lady. There is
something "fishy somewhere, as evi
denced by the contradictory affidavits
given by the young lady.
Miss Mary Woodward, of near
Newcomer, and one of Charitou coun
ty's most accomplished and successful
school ma'ms, sailed from New York
for Europe last Saturday in company
with a party of Chicago friends. Miss
Mary expects to return home some
time in August The Courier hopes
for her a pleasant trip.
On Wednesday night of last week
the horse and buggy of I)r. Lantr,
while hitched in front of his home in
Brookficld. were stolen by some party
unknown. They were found loose in
the lot of John Robinson, 7 miles
northeast of Brookfield. Just before
the horse and buggy were taken a
mysterious woman was seen hanging
around the house.
The Courler tenders its sympathies
to I Icnry Jacobs, one of its Salisbury
readers, over the loss of his beloved
wife, whose death occurred from the
ravages of consumption on Thursday.
June 1 ith. Mrs. Jacobs was fotmcrly
Miss Addie Adeline Reagan. She
was married to her now bereft hus
band on January 24th, 1894. Of
this union one child, now 18 months
old, was born.
Hig Lcsslcy made his escape Trom
the rock pile last Friday afternoon,
but was captured at Dalton that night
by Constable and Deputy Sheriff F
M. Vcatch, while in the act of board
ing an cast-bound Wabash passenger
train in company with a disreputable
woman, and brought back to Keytes
ville. A 'ball and chain now consti
tute a portion of Hig's wardrobe while
on duty at the rock pile.
Miss Ix)u Anna Stacy's horse be
came frightened last Monday evening
at a portable steam engine and ran
away, throwing the fair occupant out
of the buggy, but beyond inflicting a
few superficial bruises she was not in
jured. No damage was done to the
horse or vehicle except breaking the
dash -beard ofT of the buggy. The
run-away occurred while Miss Lou
Anna was driving in from her school
at Cottrell school-house.
The two tramps, who gave their
names as John I. and Bill U. Guitar
and who were committed to the coun
ty jail from Justice DcMoss court for
50 days to serve out a 30 days jail
sentence and the costs, for stealing a
guitar belonging to Jack Edwards from
Thos. I larned's barber shop in Key
tesvillc on the 1 7th cf April, were re
leased from their "studies' on the
rock pile yesterday, having served out
their time and graduated with the
honors of good behavior.
Ben Gardner put a mutilated face,
by the use of a club, on Oscar Wiley,
of Brunswick, who had been in Key
tcsville painting the smoke-stack at
Hansman & Rick's distillery, last
Tuesday night. Gardner is now un
der a bond to appear before the grand
jury at the July term of circuit court
to answer a charge of felonious assault.
Ben claims that his assaulting Wiley
was brought about by Wiley's refusing
to settle with hin for some painting he
had helped Wiley do.
Tony Kceting has returned from St
Ixmis where he had a surgical opera
tion performed by Dr. Lutz. The
operation was made necessary by an
abscess in the right side, which was
caused by an attack of pneumonia.
A part of two ribs had to be removed.
and will so decrease Mr. Kecting's
strength in his right arm he will never
again be able to actively work at his
trade blacksraithing. This is to be
all the more regretted since Mr.
Kceting is quite industrious and
a fine mechanic.
Mr. H. N. Salisbury, of Kenton
county, Ohio, and Mrs. Laura E.
Weber, of St. Ixmis, extended their
visit from Salisbury to Keytcsville
Wednesday, where they were greeted
by a large circle of old-time friends.
Airs. Salisbury and her husband were
residents of Kcytville away back in
the 40's and afterward moved to and
started the thriving town that bears
their name. Mrs. Weber is the widow
of the late John E. Weber and a niece
of Judge Salisbury. Mr. Weber was,
previous to the Mexican war, a resi
dent of Keytcsville and went from here
in General Price's command as a gal
lant soldier to that war. A mere
honorable man than he, wc verily be
lieve, never lived in Chariton county
He died a few years ago in St. Louis,
honored and lc!ovcd by a large circle
of friends, leaving a widow and two
children to mourn their I033 of the
best of husbands acd fathers.
Cards arc out announcing the ap
proaching marriage of Milton Jackson
Oldham, an old Keytcsville boy, but
now a Kansas City lawyer, and Miss
Mary Belle Leftwich at the residence
of the bride's mother, Mrs. Jennie
IxJtwich, Independence, Mo., on
Thursday evening, June 25th. Mr.
and Mrs. Oldham will be at home to
their friends at 420 North Pleasant
street, Kansas City, after July 5th.
The Courier extends congratulations
to "Milt" and his prospective bride
in advance of their nuptials.
The boy who has drifted into the
abominable habit of making so much
noise with his mouth by indulging in
ear-piercing, nerve-racking whistling,
has our profoundest sympathy. After
such a boy has wh's'Jed he looks as
though he believed he had done some
thing smart, while in reality he has
made a fool of himself and is despised
with commendable fervor. Keytes
ville has a few such boys that she
would like to trade off for an equal
number of distempered hound pups,
provided the city marshal would agree
to drown the pups.
The ILrrad thinks Triplett ought
to celebrate the 4th of July. Its idea
of a celebration seems not to be
prompted so much by a spirit of
patriotism as a desire to induce others
to come to Triplett and "spend a por
tion of their money, enjoy theirsclves,"
etc. Certainly such an inducement
can not be resisted, and we shall ex
pect every man, woman and child in
the county to go to Triplett this year
to celebrate the greatest of all days in
American history. Everybody is in
vited to be there with well-filled pocket-books
and a good appetite.
The Brunswick AeK's tells of an
alum spring which was recently dis
covered on J. A. Isle's farm, a few
miles from Brunswick, by two small
boys who waded through it and dis
covered the astringent nature of the
water. Henry Fisher, who lives upon
the farm, boiled three gallons of the
water down and obtained a saucer
full of pure white alum as a residue
Mr. Fisher took a bottle of the water
and a sample of the alum to Biuns
wick on Monday of last week and ex
hibited it to many citizens. The
water is perfectly clear, but on being
tastcdrshows a slight sour quality. It
is the first discovery of the kind we
ever heard of in this county.
An Iowa exchange rises to make
the following vcrv truthful and appro
priate remarks: "If a traveling ped
dler comes and tries to sell you goods.
before purchasing, ask him if he will
take your butter, eggs, hides and other
farm products. Ask him if when your
neighborhood gets ready to build a
bridge over a creek or slough he will
be willing to donate a few dollars to
help it along. Tell hiw there is a poor
widow down the road who would be
very thankful if he would donate a few
provisions. Finally say to him that
money will be scarce next season and
would he mind trusting you for a few
dollars worth of goods. If he will
agree to this then patronize him.
" Ye editor" and wife returned home
last Friday morning from a week's
outing in attendance upon the 30th an
nual meeting of the Missouri Press
association, which was held this year
on a Mississippi river Anchor line
steamer, Belle Memphis, while going
from St. Louis to Memphis and re
turn. The distance covered in the
round trip on the tircr was 900
miles and it required six days to
make it. The journey, to us, was
very pleasant, both from a social and
business standpoint, although steam
boating and steamboat fare arc not what
they were in days gone by. One particu
larly enjoyable feature of the trip was
The Daily Missouri Editor, issued
on board the boat by Messrs.
E. W. Stephens and Walter Williams,
of the Columbia Herald. The new
officers of the association for the com
ing year are Henry M. Ewing, Jeffer
son City Tribune, president; Geo. W.
Trigg, Richmond Conservator, first
vice-president; Ernest J. Conger, Lin
ncus Bitllttin, second vice-president;
Euphrates Boucher, Mt. Vernon ,
third vice-president; H. C. Chinn,
Canton AVw, recording secretary; R.
M. White, Mexico Ledger, correspond
ing secretary, and W. L. Thomas, St.
Ixmis Sehool and Jfowe, treasurer.
The next place of meeting will be de
termined by the executive committee
during the early months of 1897.
To Those Who
we desire to call tSinir attention to
our large, well seb ct.I stock i:f
Lumber, Shingles, Lath,
Sash, Doors, Blinds, Hair,
Lime, Cemerat and
"We never before had a more complete
stock nor were better prepared to make
you lower figures on anything in our
You Will Find It
to your interest to call and see us and
pet our prices before you buy anything
from a pound of nails to a bill of lumber-
you the best grades of goods and the low
est living prices, as our constantly in
creasing trade will testify.
e Lite Comm.
W. W. HJ3TC0CK,
I We are Loaded
H with a Choice stock of Dry
E Goods, consisting of Dress
j Goods, Dress Trimmings,
j White Goods, Laces, Em
EE "broideries, etc.
g We also carry a large line of
g Ladies' and Gent's Furnishing
E Goods, and when it comes to
I SHOES d(9
H we walk off with the entire
bakery, for the Celebrated
g are the most perfect in fit, the
S most elegant in finish, and the
g most lasting in wear.
H Don't fail to see our Ladies,
g Misses and Children's Ox-
H fords, of which we carry an
H especially nice assortment.
I Carpets and Hogs.
"We have about 100 different samples of
Carpets to select from, and can give you
g an extra low figure on anything in the way
g of carpets.
Our stock of Hugs was never more cora-
plete, and should be seen to be properly
Special inducements will be offered to
SPOT CASH customers.
I -People's Pry Gosd Co.
Keytesville, Mo. 3
g M. W. ANDERSON, Manager. j
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