C. P. YAHDI7ER, Eiitsr i!i Frojristcr.
MAN WAB II ADS TO BU8TLB.
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MOT PAID I ADUANCk, St.SO.
KI5YTESVHJLE, inSSOUKi; KIDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1897.
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1, Have Turned
in the CoJTee trade' of Keytesville.
'haye done it by selling Blanket
CoflVe, which I openly and above
board declare to be so excellent and
pure that when a man r woman
onoe gets to using it, nothing else
will ta the bill There is no mys
tery about BlaakeY Coffeee. It is
best becaase it can't help being
. best. It is best because it is pure
coffee no buttons or beans .or
bonei just simon-pure Coffee.
And it is roasted to perfection.
Three pounds for $ i. This Coffee
is bringing me new customers every
day, and the best part of it is that
. they stick to me. v
- Four cans toriuioes '
Eight pounds nary beans
-One quart pure maple syrup. . .
Golden syrup (ungle gallon)...
rive packages XXXX coTee. . .
"Five packages Arbuckle coffee. .
Twelve lbs extra fine Pearl hooey
These prices are spot cash, only.
S. ML VOTE,
KEVTESVI LLE, MISSOURI.
Almost m Flowing Welt.
Since Thrash. Bros"', mineral well
was mentioned in last week Courier,
quite a number of our citizens have
contributed the needful frr the purpose
of having the well dr7.lt J deeper in the
hope that its health-giving waters can
be made flow out of the top of the well.
M. Dearmin. who his the work in
charge, has gone 3 i-a feet further
since our report of last week, making
the well 20! i-a fect deep, and the
water row stands within four inches of
the tcp. Woik will be 1 crimed again
to-day or to-morrow. Mr. Dearmin b
confident that by go.ng down a few
feet mere the well can Ik: made to
flow, ard that it wi'l ijpply an in
exhaustive amount of water
The fact that the horse, which op
crates the drill, raises it -1 com par a
tie!y little effort shows that the pres
sure of water is quite strong.
As soon as KeytesvJlc's mineral
well can be made to flow, the hole in
the ground, about which our ncgh
bor on the east has expended so much
money and wind, will drop into ob
livion, ana then we all invite Salisbury
to come over, 'drink and live for
ever. Deputy Sheriff I- A. Mgrudcr went
down to the "cut-ofT last Monday to
serve a wnt of restitution, of which F.
W. Munson, of near Dalron.and Capt
l.ouis ttcnecke. of Brunswick, were the
beneficial ic. The service of the wnt
of restitution gave these gentlemen
possession oT the south half of the
northeast quarter of section 27, town
ship 53, range 19. except five acres in
the southwest corner. The question
of the rightful ownership of this land
was settled in the Howard county or
cuit court last November, the case
having been taken from this to Howard
county on change of venue, the liti
jjants bctns Meers. Munson and
Ucnccke on. ore side and C C Cole
man, now a blacksmith at Snapp,
on the other. The costs in the case
amount to $654.85, which Mr. Cole-m.-n's
bondsmen will lav; to pay
ines he can gtt
toclher that sum!
A tHtaxxat tocUt Eremt.
The most entertaining and pleasur
able event of the season among Key
tesvi'Ies happenings was the birthday
supper given by Judge and Mrs. W.
V. Ruckcr at their palatial residence
and hospitable home on the evening of
February ist, 1897.
The supper and social gathering
was in honor of the natal day of three
residents of KeytesviDe. On that day
Judge Ruckcr reached the 42nd mile
stone in his journey through life. C
B. Crawley his 36th, and Mis Katie
White passed into that interesting
period usually denominated "sweet
The two gentlemen are legal lights
of no small cahber. They have both
distinguished themselves at the bar of
a number of the courts in this state
until they are regarded as being erai-
nent in their chosen nroiessioo. ui
late years Jude Rucker has sat upon
the bench of this judicial circuit and is
establi&t ing an enviable reputation as
a juTitt. Mis Katie White, the
young lady, is one of Keytesville's fair
est daughters, and perhaps never look
ed lovcier than she did 00 her 16th
anniversary. The guests, about 60 in
number, had x most enjoyable time
on this occasion. They entertained
one another by social converse until
supper was-announced when the more
elderly of the company were invited
but to a spread for a 3 persons. We
happened to be among the number.
and beioc somewhat of a iudze of
edibles, we say cnhcsitalingly that the
menu wks never surpassed in this part
of the moral vineyard, in neither qua!
itv. variety nor quantity, consisting of
oysters, raw and fried; old ham, tur
key and other fowls; all sorts of salads,
nuts, fruits, pickles, coffee, many kinds
of cake, ice-cream.. etc. For the sake
of several of the guests we must not
forget to mention the olives, to which
they did ample justice.
After strjper the clever Iost and
hostess continued the agreeable by
pissing around a box of fragrant, o
gars, wrucn completely capuvarca ue
mm . . .
pentlemen ruests. particularly Loo
Tooley, who some of the boys accused
of taking more than his share, which
statement must be taken with a grain
of caution. Lon had tle joke on
some of them about another matter.
and the accusation against bim was
the result of an effort, perhaps, to get
While a large portion of the guests
were enjoyirg themselves in smoking
and chatting. Miss Kosic Stevenson,
our highly accomplished teacher of
music, entertained all with smc de-
hlful selections of song with ac
companiment as she gracefully and
skillfully presided at the piano.
A.i our descriptive powers are lim
ited and our words are inadequate to
do full justice in praise of this elegant
entertainment and feast, we give way
to Keytesville's local poet, who will
give the finishing touches in the follow
Tt BrttUh Queen, tt fcas Iwen mM.
Ila cbtoflr cm male beaU
TIM mm It vu nrr Saa,
Cat from tbe bind If of a
Oyntcra cooked and ojter raw.
Tae Cnont I crtsr mmw.
Tb Bart binl mat ertr 3ev.
Tb turkr. It vasdrlkloaa. tao;
And ihatb Saratoga cW
Would melt bttwvcn a IcUuVa lVr-
Tbe kr-crrm and cake. w vouM lafrr.
Came from the city caterer.
Tbe coCce tw of micb Sim Uta
It Mircly caioe from olrf Jarra
CIk?. hut from I bo CXiIna aborr,
Tbat ncrrr had brrn molbnl bclure.
NIm Raw mora I baa did arr stmre
To voica tbe moma vltri boarjrd air.
About 10 o'clock the goests began
their departure for their respective
homes, breathing blessings tnnurccr
ble upon the clever host and hostess.
and wishing the return of waany happy
anniversaries of the tlircc individuals
in whose honor this rrand entertain
ment was Riven.
I have two extra rood, registered
Ilolstcin bulls, and to extra good,
thoroughlned Poland Ch'ca boar pigs
now ready fjr service; also a irember
fine KuT Cochin roosters lor sale at
ciy farm, a 1
J as. F.Tamxr.
Adfourmmtat 0 Ureal t Court.
The Tanuary term of the Salisbury
circuit court adjourned last Friday af
ternoon after havmg been in session
for 1 5 days. A great deal of business
was transacted during the terra in ise
trial of cases, and 13 lndictmentaring
returned by the grand jury, wh
jour ned on Saturday, Jan. iGtb
nrr tt firt wv mmr Ativr
The onty case that went to trial, ck
which we have not already published
the result, was that of the state against
SamT Croff, of near Salisbury, . who
was tiied last Friday for perjurrv- but
the jury failed to agree, and the cause
was continued until the next July term.
Kir. Croff is charged with having
sworn falsely to a receipt he had given
Attorney W. II. Bradley, of Salisbury,
for some twenty odd dollars that Ma
jor Urauiey had collected lor Cro(l.
turned over to him and took his re
ceipt therefor. The alleged false
swearing by Croff was done in Justice
Singleton's court at Keytesville in Oc-'
tober. 1895, during the trial of the
case in which Maior IJrsdley had
brought suit against Croff for legal
services. Croff bought in the amount
Major Bradley had collected for him.
claiming the sum as an off set, and
swore positively that Major Bradley
had never turned the money over to
him, but as the major had not only
paid Croff the monev, but had taken
his receipt for it, he had Ooff indicted
for perjury. The jury, we understand,
stood seven for acquittal and five for
conviction at CroflTj trial in the circuit
court last Friday.
DJcd Mt r Atjimm.
D. W. Carter, of near Pee Dee, who
was adjudged insane by the county
cooxt and crrlered cooveved to the in.!
sane asylum at St.
4thL .Vj4, died there
24th. he never having been ' restored
in either his physical or mental vigor.
By order of his son, who hves
somewhere in Kansas, Mr. Carter
remains were bid to rest at St, Joseph,
bat when the family heard of his death
they had his body exhumed and ship
ped it to this county where it was laid
to rest in the ML Pleasant cemetery
near his home.
Mr. Carter's condition has been
indeed pitiable fur the past 2 1-2 years,
and death could not have been other
wise than a relief to him in his affliction.
although sorrowful to his family.
The deceased leaves a wife and
The city council meets next Mon
Joseph on Sept,! a m 00a ana uuucu wiui uic
IN MEN'S FURNISHINGS.
Men's regular $1.25 and $1.50 Flannel Shirts cut to 75c
Men's regular $3.50 Rubber-lined Duck Coats cut to $.250.
Men's heavy brown Duck Coats, well worth $ 1.50. cut to $1.
Men's regular 65c and 75c Work (Uoves cut to 50c.
Men's regular 75c all-wool CameTs Hair Undershirts, with
ribbed cuffs and tail, full regular made, cut to 40c.
M ens regular 65c Derby Ribbed Cotton Undershirts, in
natural and fancy shades, cut to 40c
Men's regular 65c Work Shirts, with yoke, curved arm
holes, etc, cut to 50c.
Men's regular 25c Suspenders. siTk overshot, good lengths,
drawer supporters, cut to 15c; two pairs 25c
Men's regular 75c Brown Duck and Blue and Colored
Denim Overalls cut to 50c
Uegular 55c and 50c Neckwear, in tecks and four-in-hand,
cut to 25c
Men's regular 35c all-wool Half Hose cut to 12 1-2 per
Regular 10c Fockfor Sox four pair for 25c
We make you these prices to get to sell you goods. Cal
ca us and see what we are doing.
Vvr I 'aJattirus exfressfre and Uhy txitu are all snfflciruZ.
HERBERT WHITE, f
KEYTESVILLE, MO. .
o -- a, ah
John W, Mr im, a fanner living
tro mUei souflcc .of Pee Dee had
tLe misfort ' two ibse his barn and
jDC4t s "to J3tsbyfire last Sun-
sSDyed by nre 5en 11 and ix o'clock,
day of last y bad aii to church
origin fromipuf cf the evening, and
Gravy pncr they had retired for the
ar.oc op,e barn was discovered ' to be
r je. The building contained four
I . ad of horses, three of which were
I. .rued to death, and the fourth was
t badly injured as to render it almost,
; not entirely, worthless; several barrels
( I corn, a lot of hay and farming im-
rraents, ' including ' ajself-binder a
jjjy, a wagon-bed and two or three
is of harness. The buggy was got
a out, but all of toe other articles
1 consumed. Our informant ' also
1 id he understood that two' or three
I :ad of hogs were roasted alive.
' We did not learn how the fire origi
I - ted, but are reliably informed that
r ither the barn nor its contents was
i sured. The loss falls quite heavily
1 poa Mr. McCoQara, as he is illy able,
r .annally, to bear such a misfortune.
. Demttt 0 Mrs. B. P. tfaraes.
The editor of the Courier was in-
'eed oained to learn of the death of
! Irs. B. F. Barnes, of Namrash, our
iuhful correspondent at that place,
N died on Thursday, Jan. 28 th,
' Mrs. Elirabeth Barnes, u Elliott,
rras born in Washington county, Ky
December 8th, 1832, and was married
t3 B. F. Barnes October . 29th. 1861.
Che, in company with her husband.
toved to Chariton county from Ken
Ljcky in 1877, where she ppent the re
04 "' l"
ber ever since.' Mrs. Barnes had
been a patient sufferer of that dread
disease, consumption, for years, but
had been confined to her bed only a
few days. Her death was very unex
pected. When her husband retired
Wednesday night she was as well as
she had been for for a few days, but
on awakening in the morning he found
her dead. She had expired srne
time during the night, and a hovering
aneci had wafted her spirit to a land
beyond. Besides a devoted compan
ion, she leaves a son, who, though not
her own chilJ, is as devoted as if he
were; also a host of relatives and
friends to mourn her death. This
good. Christian woman, who bore her
sufferings with such patience, we fcl
1 1 i t s
sure that she was ready to go and is
no at rest.
Aged companion, weep not for this
dear one whom God lent to you for a
number of years to bless and brighten
your pathway, she has only gone be
fore, and cre long, when your immor
tal spirit has passed to its Creator, she
will stand ready to welcome you to a
home in heaven, where all is peace
and sorrow visiteth not. Dear son,
though she cheer you' no more with
her kind words, though she has ceased
to point you to the straight and nar
row path, be not forgetful of the lov
ing admonitions which have fallen
from her Hps, and strive to meet her
A precious one is taken from us.
She will be missed by her neighbors
and friends, but their loss is ' heaven's
gain. In that let us take comfort.
Interment took place at Dal ton ceme
tery on Saturday.
Thoa blest hereafterl Mortal tongue
I lath gtriven In vain thy apeeea to learn.
And fancy vanderalost amoas
Tbe flowery patn for vblcb we yearn.
For ob, the deeply tarred arc lb ere.
The brare, the fair, the good, the wise.
Who pine tor thy areaer air . '
Nor Kb on thy aolemn myaterica.
Dempsey-Scumi dt: Mr. . L. N.
Dempsey, a prominent young attorney
of Keytesville, and Miss Regina B.
Schmidt, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Jacob Schmidt, of near Newhall,
a most estimable young lady, were
married at St. JosepVs -church, near
the bride's home, on Monday, Feb.
ist, 1S97, Rev. Father U bald us of
ficiating with the beautiful and im
pressive rnarriare ceremony of the
The bridal couple were attended by
Mr. James Shaughnnessy, of Newhall,
and Miss Carrie Strub, of Brunswick.
After the plihtinz of their nuptial
vows, the newly wedded pair, accom
panted by seme 40 guests, repaired to
the home of the Lride's parents where
an elegant dinner was served, follow
ing which Mr. and Mrs. 'Dempsey
drove to Mar celine and from there
went to Kansas City cn a bridal tour,
returning to Keytesville on Wednes
day ntht, taking rooms at Sneed's
hotel until they can perfect their ar
rangements to go to house keeping
some time next week in the C F.
Owen property, which tlie bridegroom
purchased several weeks ago.
The Courier heartily joins their
numerous friends 'in extending con
gratulations and its brightest and best
I)r..irsEY- Walter: Mr. J. R.
Detapsey, Chariton county's high sher
iff, has Lecome a benedict, having led
Miss Rosa Walter, one of Keytes-
ville's fairest and most amiable young
arties, to the hymeneal altar at the
residence of the bride's parents, hr.
and Mrs. E. Walter, in Keytesville,
on Wednesday evening, Feb. 3rd,
1897, Rev. J. T. Gose pronouncing
the golden sentences which linked for
ife the destinies of two of Keytesville's
most hichly esteemed and popular
The marriage was of a very quiet,
unpretentious nature, only members of
the bride's immediate family and Mrs.
A. Mackay, Sr., and daughter. Miss
Willie Julia Hill, aunt and cousin of
the bridegroom, being present.
Carriages were in awaiting, and af
ter the twain had been made one, as
cruel as it may seem, the officer con
veyed his bonny bride to jail, but as
she promised in the marriage cere
mony, among other things, to obey,
she will be made a 4,trusiy,n and will
preside with queenly dignity and true
womanly worth over Sheriff Dempsey's
heart and home.
The Courier hopes for them all of
the sweets known to the state of raatri
S1 17 ITeaTen's blcssfting" e'er attteDd uvcm
Thresh to tbe chAnjceTul path of life;
Her choicest gifts taxj Fortune scad Uiert,
Joy unmixed wlta care or strife."
Mrs. Win. Shcnherd is in Kevtes-
villc at the bediide of her grandauhter
a bo is suffering with pneumonia.
Since having adopt
ed the Cash system.
ray customers are all
smiles over . the Bia
bargains I am ffiviofr
them in Staple and
Fancy Groceries, Can
ned Goods, Glassware
It pays them, and.pajra
them well, to pay cash
and my trade is in
creasing every day. i
That I am selling more
groceries for the money
than any other house
in Chariton County
And see me and I, will
convince you of the;
truth oC what I say.
G. L Swain,
Stole a Horse.
About sis: weeks ago a man giving;
his name as John Stanford, who
claimed to have worked for Thomas
Ferguson, a farmer over near Salis
bury, applied to Gen. E. W. Price, - of
three miles south of Keytesville, for
employment and was given a job.
Last Sunday, January 31st, Stan
ford disappeared and a horse belong
ing to Gen. Price vanished at the
Sheriff J. R. Dempsey was notified
of the the.ft of the horse, and had al
lot of postal cards struck at the
Courier office, giving a description or
the animal and thief, and sent then
out in every direction, but neither the
horse had been recovered nor Stan
ford captured up to the time of going;
The horse is described as a light
grey pacing gelding, 9 or 10 years-
old, 15 1 -1 2 hands high, wtth a scar
on inside of hind leg, and had on &
cushion-seated saddle with iron stirrups.
The thief is described as being;
about 35 years old, 5 fect rr inches-
high, light mustache, light hair and
weighed about 165 pounds. lie has
an Irish 1 rogue, and when last seem
was dressed in an overall overcoat and.
a white slouch wool hat.
Gen. Price cEfers $25 reward for
the return of the horse and the ap
prehension of tie thief.
The buxom boss of our local con
temporary, while net exactly gambficg
pet haps, is indulging in "a game of
chanoen that should be repulsive to
every devout follower of the meek and
lowty Jesus, to say nothing of its un-
butness-like nature. It's a case of
tails I win, heads you lc.se." The
Signal is taking the announcements or
some candidates for township offices in
this way: If they are elected, they are
to pay for their announcement, Lut iff
they fail to win, their announement
isn't to cosj them a cent. This is an
other miDressive exannle of lhc okJL
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