ATCHISON COUNTY MAIL, December 2, 1880
Sale of Bridge Contracts - gives all the
bridges being built...
Circuit Court - State of Missouri,
Atchison county against John S. Foster and Sidney O. Clark, widow of Rush
Clark, deceased, Eugenia O. Clark, Albert G. Clark, and Sidney C. Clark,
Minor Heirs of Rush Clark deceased are non residents of the State of
Missouri. It is there ordered by the clerk aforesaid that publication be made
notifying them that an action has been commenced against them by petition in
the county of Atchison, State of Missouri...to obtain a judgemnt for the sum
of forty-six dollars and seventy-six cents for taxes, for the years of 1876,
1877 and 1878....
A man named Robertson was tried before
'Squire Newell on Tuesday on a charge of whipping his wife. He was found
guilty and sent to jail for 30 days.
We are sorry to learn that R.M. Taylor,
of Buchanan township, is quite sick. He will, we understand, start for
Florida in a short time where he hopes to regain his waning strength and
Peter Miller returned from an extended
visit to his old home in Wisconsin a few days ago and is now at his old stand
at Zulauf's. He was accompanied by his brother John who will make his home
here in the future.
Mr John Foutch and Miss Jennie Melvin
were married on last Sunday, the 28th ult., at the residence of the bride's
mother in this city, Rev D.B. Lake officiating. We wish the happy couple a
long life of happiness and prosperity.
We learn from the Blanchard Record
that Mr L.N. Kelso, of Iowa, will be associated with M. Ashbrook Kelso in the
publication of a new paper at Tarkio station on the R.V.R.R. in this county.
We learn that the first number will appear to-day and will be Democratic in
Linden news - Mr John Bird and Miss May
Booth were married Sunday afternoon by the Rev. J.P. Roach....
The Taylor school house a few miles
southeast of here, was destroyed by fire on last Friday night....
Watson items - Bayless & Rhodes are
doing an immense business in grain, having already bought about one hundred
thousand bushels of new corn during the fall....
THE ATCHISON COUNTY
MAIL, December 9, 1880
Executor's Notice - Duncan Sillers, deceased,
John Sillers, executor.
E.A. Young, of Iowa, a brother of J.W.
Young the barber, is visiting in this city.
J.W. Shandy, of Phelps City left a day or
so ago for Indiana where he will remain during the winter visiting friends
Mr David Frampton and Miss Laura Pedigo
were made one flesh, November 21st. The ceremonies performed by Rev
Wallace.-- Blanchard Record
Mr J.G. Jones, a prominent citizen of
Lincoln township, died on last Friday morning of pneumonia. He was only sick
about five days being taken on the Sunday before. He leaves a large family as
well as a great many friends to mourn his death.
Don and Orv Fanning and a young man named
Rahman were arraigned before 'Squire Newell one day last week on a charge of
disturbing religious worship. They each plead guilty and were fined one
dollar and cost, the whole aggregating about fifty dollars. We learn that Mr
Rahman was also fined five dollars for carrying concealed weapons.
A distressing case of insanity was
developed near Watson in this county a few days ago. Mrs George Bowers, a
most estimable lady, brooded over the death of her husband which occurred a
few months ago, until her reason was dethroned and it was deemed necessary to
take her to the asylum at St Joseph. We are glad to hear that hopes of her
entire recovery are entertained by the physicians in charge of the
institution. What makes the case more sad is the fact that several small
children are thus deprived of the guidence of both a father and mother.
THE ATCHISON COUNTY
MAIL, December 16, 1880
Linden news - Mr R.M. Taylor was buried
last Friday in our graveyard. He started a short time ago to Florida attended
by his wife. When he arrived at St Louis, and found that his strength was
fast declining, consequently he started back towards home expressing a desire
to die at his own home. He reached Kansas City, where death with his cold icy
hands overtook him. His faithful wife brought his remains home, where amid
farewell tears he was laid to sleep in that dreamless bed from all his toils.
The death of R.M. Taylor is not only a
loss to his family and neighborhood, but to the country....
Nishnebotna items - R.A. Campbell, our
popular R.R. agent has been removed to Tarkio city. His many friends regret to
know that they have to give up Mr Campbell. J.M. Sollider, of McPaul, Iowa,
takes his place, and we think that Mr Sollider will make us just as good an
agent. He is a young man of good habits so far as we have seen of him. Mr
Sollider was married Sunday, and took charge of the Station the next day. We
welcome all such gentlemen and ladies as Mr and Mrs Sollider.
O.G. Sparks and his daughter, Miss Alice,
are visiting at Atlantic, Iowa, this week. The latter will spend the winter
at that place.
Jesse James left on Tuesday morning for
Wythe county, Virginia, where he will remain about six weeks visiting friends
Charlie Durfee and other young men from
this county who are attending school at Mt Vernon, Iowa, have come home to
spend the holidays.
Bob Copson, the live broom man of
Hamburg, was in town one day last week. Bob has built up a most excellent
trade in Northwest Missouri.
The Tarkio Herald is the name of
one of the new papers of the new town of Tarkio.It is published by J.R.
Dodds, of the Corning Herald.
R. Moore Taylor Dies Near Kansas City
While Returning Home - We referred to the fact in our last issue that R.M.
Taylor, a porminent citizen of Buchanan township had started to Florida with
the hope of the change of climate bringing about an improvement in his health
which has been very poor for several weeks. We are now called upon to
chronicle the news of his death. It seems that upon arriving in St Louis he
consulted eminent physicians who informed him that he could never reach
Florida alive and advised his return home. He started back home but grew
worse and died on the way.
Mr Taylor was one of the wealthiest and
most influential farmers and stock dealers in our county. He leaves a wife, a
father and mother and a large number of relatives and friends to mourn his
death. He was buried at the Linden Cemetery on last Friday.
Death of George W. Pfeil - A great many
of our citizens were startled on last Saturday morning when it was announced
that George W. Pfeil was no more; for there were a great many who had not
heard of his illness and others who had not considered the probablility of
its terminating fatally. About five days before his decease he was taken with
fever and, although he was possessed with a most excellent constitution, and
everything within the skill of the best physicians was done to arrest the
disease, he continued to grow worse, until his death on Saturday morning.
Telegrams were sent both before and after his death to his relatives in
Wisconsin but probably because of their living several miles from a telegraph
office no word was received from them.
Deceased was a member in good standing of
the I.O.O.F. and was buried with the impressive rites of that order in Greenhill
Cemetery on last Sunday afternoon.
A very estimable young man named Shrader,
died in Clark township on last Friday night.
Death entered the happy home of Mr and
Mrs E.C. Smith on Tuesday and plunged it into mourning by taking away their
darling little girl, Gertrude.
Mr and Mrs James Tate were called upon to
part with their babe on last Friday. It was plucked by death and carried away
to the bright realms of eternal light, there to swell the angel band around
the Great White Throne.
The Barnard Times came to us last
week enlarged and otherwise very much improved. It is now a five column
quarto and is as spicy as ever. The Times has always been a favorite
of ours and we are glad to note its prosperity.
We learn that the telephone line between
this city and Phelps will soon be rebuilt. A contractor had to pay three or
four dollars and lose several hours of time in getting a telegram here and he
got mad and concluded to build a line of his own.
Wedding Bells - There was a pleasant event
at the Rock Creek church on last Sunday evening. It was the marriage of Mr
George Hunter, a young merchant of this city, and Miss Hattie Coal, one of
Atchison's most beautiful young ladies....after the nuptials the happy couple
together with a number of friends repaired to the residence of John Wright
where a splendid supper was partaken of....
THE ATHCISON COUNTY
MAIL, December 23, 1880
Linden items - Mr John Tann, who has been
suffering for a long time from an injury received while attending the Normal
school at Peru [Nebraska], died yesterday morning about six o'clock. Mr Tann
leaves a wife, child and many relations to mourn his loss. His "Earthly
house of this Tabernacle" will be laid away to sleep in the Linden
Cemetery until the final change comes....A great many little angels are
making their apperance in this neighborhood--one lately put up at Mr James
Bargers--one of the gentle sex....
Lost Grove items - On last Wednesday
evening Mr Ezra Golden and Miss Jennie Roberts, the accomplished daughter of
Frank A. Roberts of Center Point, were joined in the holy bonds of matrimony
by T.J. Wright, J.P....Mr Creed Christian hove in from the Cherokee land
where he went some two months ago to try his fortune and see an
"Injun," a day or so ago. He says that the next land he goes to see
will be Holland.
F.M. Thompson - The announcement on
yesterday morning that F.M. Thompson, of Phelps City, had died the previous
night cast a gloom over almost the entire county, for there is scarcely a man
in the county who did not know and entertain the highest regard for him.
Having been a resident of the county nearly ever since its organization and
taken an active interest in everything connected with its development he has
established a reputation as a shrewd business man of unspotted integrity and
thus endeared himself to every one with whom he came in contact. Indeed we do
not think that there is a man in Northwest Missouri who enjoyed confidence
and esteem of the people in as great a measure as did F.M. Thompson and none
whose death would cause such universal sorrow as pervades the people of this
Mr Thompson was taken with pneumonia on
last Sunday week and during all of last week was confined to his bed but was
so much better on last Monday as to be able to attend to business. He
continued to improve until on Tuesday evening he felt that he was almost
recovered. He remained at his house of business on that day until 9 o'clock
pm, when he went home and partook of a lunch and retired feeling about in his
usual health. About one o'clock his wife was awakened by his struggles and
groans and arose and sent for a physician but before he arrived the spirit of
F.M. Thompson had gone back to the God who gave it.
Deceased was a prominent member of the Masonic
fraternity and will be buried with the rites of that order at the Nuckols
Cemetery in this city to-day. The funeral will take place at the M.E. Church
in Phelps City at nine o'clock this morning.
We were sorry to learn of the death of
John Tann, which took place at the residence of his father, in this township,
on Monday. He had been very sick for several months and although everything
within the skill of the best physicians was done his sufferings were relieved
by death as above.
Sabird Addington, one of the oldest and
most wealthy settlers of Nishnebotna township, died at his residence near
Watson last week. He had been sick for some time with pneumonia and it was
thought that he was better when he was taken with a congestive chill and died.
The Central State has found its
way to our table. It is a neat five column quarto published at Highland,
Kansas, by John L. Parker, an old Rock Port boy. John is capable of getting
up a lively sheet as the readers of the Central State can testify.
Tarkio notes - A church was organized at
the Fanning School house on Saturday last, with Geo Drake, Steward, B.F.
Dragoo, Deacon, and J.M. Davis, Clerk. It is of the denomination called New
Financial Statement...expenditure fund of
Atchison County, Missouri for the year ending Feb 1, 1883. List all
THE ATCHISON COUNTY
MAIL, December 30, 1880
English Grove - resolutions to Harvey
Schrader who has died....
Miss Bettie Silber, of St Joseph, is
spending the holidays with her sister, Mrs H. Moses, of this city.
W.E. Dillon, wife and daughter, of
Nebraska City, were among the relatives from a distance who attended the
funeral of F.M. Thompson on last Thursday.
The Tarkio Herald has ceased
A terrible accident happened to a son of
Aaron Wood, a few miles northeast of here, a few days ago. He was hauling
corn and had occasion to step out on to the tongue of the wagon to fix
something about the harness when the team took fright and ran away the wagon
loaded with corn passing over the body of the boy and killing him instantly.
We learn of the death of the wife of
Captain Bailey, of Brownville, Neb., which occurred last Saturday night. It
seems that he attended the Lodge that evening and when he left home his wife
was in her usual health; but, upon his return, he found her lying at the foot
of the stairs dead. It is supposed that she was starting to go up stairs when
she was taken with heart disease, which produced instant death.
Dr Reeves keeps a kind of a drug store at
Scott City, and of course has a supply of the O.B. Joyful on hands--for
medicinal purposes, you know. Well it seems that there is a law in this State
which provides that when the wife, mother or any near relative of a toper
notifies a man not to sell whisky to said toper, and he does not heed such
notification he is liable to a fine of not less than forty dollars and
perhaps a short imprisonment if necessary....
Admin. notice for Reuben M.
Taylor..Lucina B. Taylor, administratrix....
Trustee's sale...Robert V. Muir and
Esther D. Muir, his wife by deed of trust executed 28th day of June
1875...note due and unpaid....
Sheriff's sale...in favor of G.S. Snow
and against Margaret Bartholomew and Samuel Bartholomew....
Sheriff's sale in partition....George S.
Osborn, James A. Osborn, Mary J. Turner, and Joshua Turner, her husband
against Ada A. Osborn, Robert E. Osborn, William Osborn, Francis M. Osborn,
Sarah F. Hiatt and Paris R. Hiatt her husband and Eliza J. Osborn...
Sheriff's sale....in favor of David
Martin and against Elizabeth Ann Martin....