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We hear rumors of another wedding soon. Ask Jim for particulars. Quite a number of oar folks are "courtm" at Salisbury this week. Mrs. J. W. Ince is vuiring her son. John, who is attending school at Chu licothe. Master Otto I JuhofT. who has been verr low with pneumonia, is much bet ter this wiek. John Yancey delivered 60 head o hogs to Courtney & Co. last week at 3c per pound. Chutes Schilling, of Reedsburg Wis., is visiting at his uncle's, F. Kuss man, this week. Rev. Stevenson mill begin a pro tracted meetinz at Pollard school- house to-night (Monday). A. C Eateart sold fire head of mul:s to a buyer from Marceline, Mo., last week at $33 per head. There was a spelling-bee at East In dian drove last Friday niht; also one at Pollard on Thursday night Wm. Arp and Wm. Zillman deliv ered a drove of fat hogs at Mendon Last Saturday and received 3c per pound for them. A. L. Ashley and wife, of Dates county, have returned to old Chariton, where they will make their future home, Mr. Ash'ey having just built a house on his father's farm. Forest Green Ft dr. La grippe seems to be all the rage now. Jordan Bentley is on the sick list this week. 'Uncle Dick" Fristoe made a busi ness trip to Saliibury Tuesday. Mist Nell Hertford has been visit ing relatives in Glasgow the past week. Quite a number of our citizens at tended court at Salisbury the past few days. L. A. Spencer attended to legal business in Salisbury Thursday of last week. Lam Lin & Fristoe have just finished taking an invoice of their stock of : goods, , A. J. Crockett, of near JJrunrwick. visited Forest Green friends Wednes day acd Thursday of last wetk. Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Dinks returned to their home at Colorado Springs. Colo., after a three-weeks visit with Mr. Dinks mother and relatives. Miss Pearl Spencer, after an il'-ocss of several weeks, has again taken charge of the school here. We are lad to see Miss Pearl out again. Mrs. Chas. Saunders, an old lady living near this place, is nursing a broken le-$, the result of a fall a few days ago. At present she is doing very well. An unfortunate accident occurred near here bst week. A negro boy was carelessly handling a rcuolvcr, which was accidentally di charged, the ball taking effect in the head of a youner brother; from the effects cf which lie died a fjw hours later. LZcaJ Lore. We all know it has been weathering. Singing at Barton's ' store last Sun day evening. A. J. Barton has shipped more than a ton of John Hares." Frank Bartholomsw, of BynuraviRe. was transacting ' business in our town last Monday. Oar Sunday-schools have consoli dated for the winter, and now hold forth at the Presbyterian church at 10 o'clock a. ro. High water in the slough has cut off all communication with our new bridge from ths west side of the Chariton The slouzh needs bridging badly. Ths gDoJ people of Ligoada sur priieJ "ev. Neal at Bnamville with a wagon lo.vi of provis'ons, meat, canned Iruit, chxkcns. sugar, coflec and nu merous other good things. Twenty-two of our boys congregated at your cDtrc3p indent's and joined the A. O. R. R. S.me of the timid ones made a thorough examination of their garments to see if thcywcrc torn After the i-.itutions the formed a kongiroo court and tried J. I). S'oarp for working oa Sunday. Tic jury de cided that it coald not be true, for he was never k&own to wott,' not oca oa week days. One of our country boys was not satisfied with our home market for his poultry. He dressed his guineas and called them prairie chickens. When his returns came from St. Louis they told him guineas were worth 10 cents. His "prairie chickens' did not come up to his expectations. Story is sadder but wiser. Ifnmnsh Nuziets. News scares. The river is risirg. Ixc Chitty entertained some of his friends Sunday last. Lee Chitty made a business trip to Keytcsvi'Je Ust Monday. Mrs. John Rannchin visited Mrs. B. F. Barnes Thursday, and brought along her lovely little baby. Washington rctlicrcw is sick; he has the grip. Many others are suffer ing with colds and sore throats. Sidney Botts gave the young people a dance Friday evening, which was heartily enjoyed by all present. Miss Alice Fleming is at Tee Dee at the bedside of her sick sister, Mrs. J as. Horton, who is suffering with throat disease. Wlhaa School-Home Wsrbllnzt. Qiarlie Faaks has returned home. L. F. Ray is attending court at Sal isbury this week. Mrs. Robert Shannon is sick with pneumonia this week. Frank Daily etle and family have re turned from their trip to Sedalia. M. Pigott and family visited the family of Wm. Gunn Sunday last. Miss Myrtle Long has returned from her visit to relatives near Pee Dee. Miss Sadie Hayes is very sick at this writing from sticking a naU in her foot. The young folks of this place had a pleasant skating parry bst Monday night. The gypsies, who have been camp ing on the Mussel Fork, have moved to Long's milL School commenced at the Brewer school-house bst Monday after a vaca tion of two weeks. The literary and debating society at this place met Jat night and carried out an entertaining programme. The body of Miss Ruth Pedcn, who committed suicide, was sound Monday about 100 y?rds from where she jumped io the creek. The angel ot death has taken from us out ie)ovea incna, xvirs. aukc Hayes. She died of blood poisons caused by sticking a hedge-thorn ia her hand. ISymanviUe DoJee. Much rain and bad roads in ihc pans. G. W. Winslow was 00 our streets Tuesday and Wednesday. W. W. Cantlou. who has for some time lecn in Rav cr-unTr. came in a rf few days ago. Messrs. Cravens and Singleton, A Salisbury, were in our vicinity last week taking photograph: views af residences. An oyster supper and social party was given at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. M. Rarwcy on Tuesday nizht. Quite a crowd of young fo-s was in attendance and spent a very pleasant evening. Mr. Champ' Turptn atxl Mrs. Jane Iattrell were married at the resi dence of the bride's mother a few days azp by Rev. Jas. Hise. "Champ" has been living a kin 1 of hermit's life on the bank of the Chariton river and has been' known as an old bachelor for at least a dartn years. At Ust, how ever, he became smitten with the fair face of Mrs. Littre'J and the result is, he now has a wife and three children to cheer his home. ESHcnry Ross, of one mile south of town, had the misfortune to have his house burned on Monday morning about a o'clock. The family were sleeping in the south part of the house and the fire started in the kitchen. which was on the north, and when the family was aroused froai their slumbers the kitchen nait of the houic was fall. 1 :ng in, and they were hurried into the night in their night clothes oa y, m i saved only one trunk of the household plunder. Mr. Ross was carrying some insurance 00 the bouse, but we hear that he had let one payment US be hind, which may cause hm some trouble. Triplet t llacs. John G. Bartow htd the misfortune of losing one of his fine mares Sunday with tetanus. Mrs. William Triplett returned Mon day evening from a short is:t with rel atives in Moberly. J. II. Kermickel is closing out his stock of hardware and implements here at cot this week. Miss Nannie Hampton visited her sister. Miss Susie, Saturday and Sun day at J P. Hampton's. . Clay Crawford, a well-to-do firmer of Christian county, ID., has been visit ing relatives here for the past week. Mrs. FJizi Norvefl, who has been sick for the past week with tonsilitis. returned to Sumner Monday to take charge of her school there again. , C I). Gorman, formerly a harness maker of this pbee, has sold out his stock to W. O. Ilallew and returned to Wakenda, where he will live on a farm with his father. Candidates in this vicinity are nu- tncrous. 1 he following persons are out for assessor: W. F. Pumphrey, C F. Bowman, J. A. Bowen, J. II. Hoop er, J. P. GwTkxI and Frank Colson. rMmost as many more are out for con stable. Moses Jones, a converted infidel. delivered a lecture at the Christian church Sunday night on Infidelity. We are sorry to say, but nevertheless believe it's true, that if one-half of the people had glassohns, the oilier half would get along better. CIRCUIT COURT PROCEED1XUS. Rejalxr Jsnusrjr, 1897, Term mt Isbary. In addition to the proceedings ph lished bst week, the following cases had been passed upon up to this (Friday) morning: CIVIL CASES W. II. Fax vs. R. A. Partch, dcbC mistrial; jury discharged, and cause continued. Gertrude Sasse vs. Was. Schotker, damages; motion for new trial over ruled. E. M. Williams, assignee Bank of Salisbury, vs. J. 1 1. Ficks et al, suit en note; judgmect by default against J. I L Finks; plain till" takas non-suit widi leave to wuhdraw note sued on. Arthur Severance vs. E. IL Kellogg ct al, debt; mistrial; jury discharged, and cause continued. J. If. Topaz vs. K. B. Kellogg etal, debt; trial by jury, and verdict for plaintiff for $168.50. David Gooch vs. ffccholas Goch, debt; j admeat by default lor plaintiff for $140.43, with six per cent, interest. Chas. Wright vs. J P. Stepheason et al. fec:.fic performance; transferred to circuit court at KejaesviUc by agree ment. Pcttr Smith vs. Missouri E. Crcen, suit on rote; judgment by default for pbintiff for $3S3.p, with eight per cent, interest. John A. Tolman s. C M. WiHiams, suit on natc; judgment by default for plaintiff for $1,32443. with six, per cent, interest. C C Courtney ct al vs. 'M. F. Courtney et al, sul to set aside will; jadgmcat and deuce for plaintiffs as piaved. Mxsor.ic Benevolent association vs. N. C Moshcr, debt; judgment for pbintiff by agreement lor $113. Untie V. Elliott vs. Des Motncs Life Insurance Co, debt; continued on application of defendant. Same vs. Massachusetts Lif; Insur ance Co-, same; same. Same vs. Safety Fund Life associa tion of Monroe City, Mo., same; same. Alex. Colyer vs. Chariton County Mutual Fire Insurance Co. of Mendon, insurance debt; alias summons fur de fondant, and cause continued; defend ant caters voluntary appearance, and is given 90 da)$ to plead. Annie Cbik vs. Dan Clark, divorce; pla'ntliT divorced upon payment of costs, and granted core and custody of children. Lu!a Ferguson vs. Sterling Fergu son, divorce; pbintiff takes con-suit. T. S. Dines vs. A. G. Kennedy, suit 00 note; f udgment by oVault tor plain tiff on first count for $1,014; on sec ond count for 4135745. amount due after credit for $ too paid on Jan. 27th, '891; aggregate amount of judgment. $1,365.45. W. H. Wilson vs. John Conrad, suit on account; pbintiff has 60 days to fUe bond for costs, and defendant 60 days thereafter to plead, and cause contin ued. A. Graff & Co vs. M. E. .Sterne. same; pbintiff take non-suit. T. I. Moore vs. B. F. Moore, suit on account; continued. Rcubin Wiolree vs. T.J. Hancock, suit on account; trial before Hon. C Hammond, special judge. Defendant has untU 30 days before next term to answer, and cause continued. Mary E. Wilson, admin istra'rix of the estate of Geo. M. Wilson, vs. J. K. Robertson, damages; demurrer over ruled. Defendant has 30 days to an swer, ana oy agreement cause is transferred to circuit court at Kcytes- ville. Wm. Schotker vs. Gertrude Sasse, motion to retax costs; motion sustain ed in part and overruled in part. flattie V. Elliott vs. Massachusetts Life. Insurance Co., debt; continued on application of defendant. Iaara Birch vs. Wm. Birch, di vorce; plaintiff divorced upon pay ment of costs. Mary D. WDlioson vs. N. T. Wilk inson, same; same. Gty of Salisbury vs. Claude Wil liams, appeal; trial by jury and verdict for defendant. Agnes Wires vs. A. L. Wires, Jr., divorce; defendant withdraws aniwer. Divorce granted plaintiff and allimooy allowed her in the sum of $200, $100 to be paid at once, aad the other $100 to be paid as per instrument filed with clerk of this court. Custody of child. Mary Wires, granted plaintfi. De fendant allowed to visit chHd, aad granted care and custody of child, Albert Wires. Wm. Myers vs. Mary Myers, same; pbintuT divorced upon payment of costs, and granted care and custody of children, Joseph and Frank. Si vie I-ecper vs. James Lneper, same; pbintiff divorced upoa payncntj of costs and granted care and custo dy of children. Annie Burton vs. Marion Burtoa, same; dismissed by pbintiffi In the matter of the assirnmeat of C. M. Ramsey, F. M. Clements, as signee, assignment; continued. James T. Warden vs. Henry Eu bank, attachment; dismissed by pbin tiff". CRIMINAL CASES. State ef Missouri vs. A. J. James, charges with feloniously shooting a horse; grand jury failed to return a true bal; defendant discharged. James lives in Brunswick township, and on the 3rd of November, 1806. he shot and killed a horse le!onging to John Saunders, col., of near Dalton. As the I tot so was an old pljg and dis eased, and as James was williag to pay Saunderr for it, the grand jury re fused, to indict him. Same vs. Martin Shoemsker.charged itht felonious assault; grand jury failed to return a true bill; defendant dis cliagcd. Shoemaker is the man who staabed Chas. Nichols in KYytesville on the 4th oS November, 189& The grand jury seemed to think that Shoo maker's assault on Nichols was mack in self-defense. Same vs. Edward Sterne, charged with felonious assault; grand jury failed to return a true biD; defendant dis charged. Sterne drew a knife on Ed. Riley at Brunswick some two months ago. Same vs. John D. Smith, Jesse Mo Kee and David Uarnhart, charged with grand brceny; grand jury returns a true bill against each of the defendants Upon application of J. D. Smith, a severance is granted. Defendants all waive formal arraignment, plead not guilty, and causes- are continued at their costs, each of the accused giving bond in the sum of $500 for his ap pearance for trial at the next J uly tern. Smith. McKee and Darnhart arc the parties who, it is alleged, stole eight head of catde from I. N. Long's pas ture. near Sumner, on the night of the i6:h of November bsL State of Missouri vs. Edgar Farres tcr, cbanre of venue fircm Carroll count r; continued aa per stipulation i 1 ti tmm 1 mm trm 1 i hi All those who sire indebted to me must call and settle their accounts. I have been indulgent in ex tending credit, and 1 shall now expect you to show a proper appreciation of my indulgence by settling your accounts, promptly. Respectfully, W. DVAT7GEAF, Keytesville; Mo. on 6le. Farrester is chvged w'th slandering Miss Nattie Snider, of Car roll county, ia June, 1893, by mali ciously circnlating false and slanderous reports about her character. Same vs. Chas. Zeltner, appak nolle frvseyni. Z timer was charged with steaKag a cart belonging to Joseph Morrison, of near Shannondalcj on the ?5th of September, 1894. Same vs. RobL Hayes, feoaions assault; defendant withdraws plea of not guilty, and with consent of prose cuting attorney pleads guilty to com mon assault, and his punishment is fixed at a fine of $50 and imprisonment in the county jsil for one year. Im prisonment stayed if fine and costs are paid within 10 days. Hayes is the old man who shot at Edward Gash, near Pee-Dee.oo the iSth af Decem ber, 1894. Same vs. W. IL May, felonious as sault; trial by jury and verdict of not guilty. May is the man who shot and wounded Henry Nicholson at Indian Grove, ora the 4th of Jacaary, 1896. over an alleged indignity offered May s- wife by Nichol son. . Same vs. Tiilie Winkler, felonious assault; defendant withdraws plea of not guilty and enters plea of guilty. and his punishment is assessed at a fine of $100. Winkler is the young maawho shot Wood Lessley in the hip at Dalton oa Christnas eve, 1895. Same vs. W. D. Fansler, arson; con tinued at cost of state. Dr. Fanslcr is charged with burning several business houses at rraine II ill. on the night of tho 2nd of July, 1895. Same vs. A. C. Gi!christ, No. 2, felonious assault; trial by jury, verdict of guilty, and defendant's punishment assessed at a fine of $too. Mr. Gil christ's trouble grew ut of an assault made by him while serving as city marshal at Salisbury n Rector Tarks on Dec 2 1st, 1895. Same vs. N. C Williams, practicing medicine without license, nolle prose qui The defendant is a Clifton Hill physuian, and has again "triumphed over his enemies. Same vs. Sam! Crofl", perjury; nolle prosequi. New indictment returned against defendant. Crof is a Salis bury township farmer. His case is set for trial to-morrow morning. Same vs. Sterling Ferguson, appeal judgment of justice affirmed by agree- merit. Ferguson killed four guine 1 fowls belonging to Hampton Driw, of near Keytesville, oathe 18th of March, 180&, fot mhich he was arrested, tried. found guilty and fined $5 and costs in Justice Singleton's court at Keytesville. Same vs. lien uarauer, leionious assault; continued on application and at cost of state. Gardner is the young ft man who used a duo w.tn teiung exiect on a tramp painter in Kevteivfl.e some time last summer. Same vs. Lloyd Smith, robber) ; de- ndant withdraws plea of not guilty, fendant and with consent ct prosecuting at-1 torocy pleads guilty to common as-; au!t. Pieaofguilry to common as! ... , . t sault wiUJnn, ana cause cusmisseu il Seitle ! by agreement at defendant's cosL Smith is a Brunswick: negro and was charged with forcibly taking $4 m money, a pocket-knife and 1 1-2 phies of tobacco from William Ohver. a color ed boy at Brunswick on the 25th of last July. Three other negroes, Ed Woods, Cod Bell, and Robtr Eubank, were ira pKcated in this same robbery, and are now serving out terms in the peniten tiary f from two to three years, having: been convicted at the luly adjourned term of circuit court at Salisbury last August. Caddy Smith was- also ar rested on a charge of being connectecfi with the robbery of Oliver, but a nolle prosequi was entered. As Lloyd Srriitb was considered the ringleader of the Oliver robbery, bis having: run- the gaBOttet of conviction, affords auire surprise to both his friends and his Same vs. S. Sweareogin felonioas assault; defendant waives formal as- raigwment and' pleads not imiltw Cause continued on application and at cost of defeadant. Swearengin was tlie Cuthridge Mills merchant' who shot at R. F. I fas el wood and his son. James E., ca-the 2nd of May, 1396. He is now ia jaiL Same vs. George Crawford, feloni ous assacJtr recoTnitinro fr.rfzi - o avr. iwtut scira facias ordered. aGas summons , for defendant, and cause continued. Crawford is the man who drew a. shot- V gon on rarerett U. Lenta, near Smis. wick, on the 1st of 3W7 last. Same vs. Ernest: White, fjlonious assault; defendant waives formal ar raignment and nlefls nnt nnrv ti w - K fM.j. A 1 lo( by jury; verdict oP guilty, and defend- ant s gnnishment fixed at fine of $100. White is the negro man who. shot and wounied William, Enyeart, another son of Ham, with a pistol near Roanoke, on the 1.9th of last Augist. Same vs. Uril Fox. carrlynj: con cealed weaj ons; defendant waives for mal arraignment and pleads not guilty. Trial by ju?7, verdict of guilty, and. defendant s punishment fixed at a fine of $50. FoKisa Chaeiton township darkey. Same vs. John Letcard, feloniow assault; continued on application aad at cost of; defendant. Leonard is the man wh drew a pistol on Wm. B. Coakleyfc near Tripirtt, on the 7th of last July, . Sam vs. Gran Higginbotham, fel onious assault; defendant waives for- Jgn and Ieads not Cause continued on application and at ' cost of defendant. Higginbotham is) charged with shooting and wounding ( Dlis Woods, a Brunswick negro, oa X the 15th of last August. Same vs. George Barton, felonious assault; trial by jury, defendant found guilty, and his punishment fixed at three years in? the penitentiary. Bar- . ton is the falton negro who came near killing Peter Miller, a white man. " awr 01 iron at i 29lb of October. 1S96. Dalton on the To be continued next wee. 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