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A Notable Wedding - Wayne County Journal Jan 4, 1906

A Notable Wedding (spelling errors are the same as was in the article) A pretty wedding was that of Prof. H. T. Eaves and Miss Callie Dearing  solemnized at the residence of L. J. Dearing of this city, Friday evening,  December 21, 1905.

The affair was very informal, there being no invitations extended.  The  bride is prominently connected, being the daughter of the late and lamented  Judge Henry Dearing of Washington County; a sister of Judge Frank R.  Dearing of Hillsboro, also a sister of L. J. Dearing of this city and E. M.  Dearing of Potosi; is highly accomplished, a reigning beauty and a prime  favorite in society.  She was becomingly gowned in a net made over Sunburst  Satin, handsomely trimmed in Oriental lace.

The groom is a native of Jefferson County; at present principal of the Greenville Public Schools, at Greenville, Mo.  He is highly educated and  long since classed among the foremost educators of this county.  He wore  the conventional black.  Both wore a beautiful bouquet of flowers.  Mrs. Dearing had been apprised of the event in time so that a mixture of colored  lights and Christmas greens greeted the eyes of the contracting parties as they entered the handsomely furnished and artistically decorated parlor, where the solemn and impressive ring ceremony was performed by Dr. Hordy of the Baptist Church of St. Louis, when he pronounced the benediction involving the blessing of Almighty God upon the lives of the newly wedded  pair.  All present uttered a spontaneous and heartfelt Amen.

After which all present repaired to the dining room where a beautiful and  sumptuous repast and been prepared by Mrs. L. J. Dearing, of which all  partook with much relish, placing themselves n oriental custom on friendly  relations with the accomplished bride and groom.

A Friend


Grand and Petit Jurors - Wayne County Journal Jan 4, 1906
Wayne County Journal Jan 4, 1906  Grand and Petit Jurors

Grand and Petit Jurors

The following is a list of the grand and petit juries for the February term of court, 1906:

GRAND JURORS - Townships

C. E. Burton,   Benton Twp.

R. E. Taylor,   Benton

George Ferguson,  Black River

Wm. McCollister, Cowan

E. Lovelace, Cedar Creek

W. E. Ferguson, Jefferson

I.L. Brooks, Logan

Jas Bennett, Lost Creek

G. W. Graham, Mill Spring

J. B. Osborn, St. Francois

C. P. Bennett, St. Francois

W. N. Osborn, Williams


J. A. Rives, Benton

T. A. Johnson, Benton

J. F. O'Dell, Benton

Chas. Morgan, Black River

J. J. Frederick, Black River

M. L. Fronabarger, Cowan

George Bell, Cowan

W. R. Beaty, Cawan

A. N. Wilkinson, Cedar Creek

A. J. F. Moser, Cedar Creek

W. F. Berry, Jefferson

John Lincoln, Jefferson

E. C. Thornburgh, Logan

J. B. Mabury, Logan

A. P. Harris, Logan

W. R. Frederick, Lost Creek

Thos. Wheeling, Lost Creek

Frank Chilton, Mill Spring

Wm. Carnahan, Mill Spring

Phillip Estes, St. Francois

Jas. Cromwell, St. Francois

Geo. Mabrey, St. Francois

Jeff Duckett, Williams

A. E. Tolbert, Williams


Wayne County Journal January 4, 1906 - New-Subscribers and Renewals New-Subscribers and Renewals

We are under obligation to the following parties for subscription favors during the months of November and December:

A. G. Templeton

G. N. Whitt

Sam Marler

J. A. Clubb

Frank Hughes

G. W. Parrish

W. M. Aldrich

T. B. Minner

Albert Seabaugh

Jos. A. Bennett

J. T. Winder

George Wilson

H. M. Sandlin

Mrs. John Wilby

W. R. Jones

Hannah Polly

Rev. H. M. Duncan

J. N. Nunn

Lizzie Gill

C. F. Fulton

M. M. Jannett

John Ward

V. V. Ing

Joe Stokley

I. C. Turley

R. H. Duncan

J. L. Coleman

E. Strickland

E. L. Smoot

Robt Graham

Riley McCarn

F. A. Dees

R. M. Buck

H. M. Sandlin

E. H. Bess

C R. McCormick

J. K. Lowrance

E. K. Whitener

Dan Moore

E. W. Wright

Don Dees

J. S. Hill

M. M. Alexander

Jerry Hixson

J. D. Terry

J. L. Bilbrey

I. L. Montgomery

Lee Barrett

G. W. Smith

E. J. Ward

W. A. Mathews

Rev. E. C. Rubottom

T. A. Roberts

Miss Cora Stevenson

Walter L. Holladay

W. T. Leeper

W. A. Moss

B. B. Sheets

J. H. Johnson

W. W. Lewis

Fate Ward

L. A. Pratt

J. H. Rainwater

P. A. Eaton

B. P. Hammock

Robert Hughey

W. B. Henson

Chas H. Davis

J. L. Matlock

?. T. Allen

W. P. Bollinger

W. A. Bunyard

W. A. Hefner

J. L. Matlock

P. T. Gifford

A. N. Payne

W. A. Tucker

J. H. Hannapel

T. Z. Green

J. G. Settle

Z. C. Smith

J. M. Barton

D. M. Evans

F. F. Sular

J. C. Alexander

N. S. Graham

Mo. Lbr. & M. Co

Henry Ward

S. C. Ward

Mrs. O. D. Dalton

J. W. Blackwell

Wm. Shetley

S. P. Worley

J. P. Does

E. A. Lawson

M. L. Skaggs

Pat Sutton

P. H. Allison

G. E. Bunyard

J. A. Winder

Harrison Kelly

G. T. Melton

Pola Myers

Will Holladay

J. L. Huneter

W. E. McDonald

A. J. Durham

Mrs. M. E. Miller

R. L. Bone

Flem McGhee


A. G. Whitt, die-Wayne County Journal Jan 4, 1906
Wayne County Journal Jan 4, 1906  - A. G. Whitt, died A. G. Whitt one of the old residents of Taskee died of pneumonia Tuesday morning of this week.  He was about 54 years old. The Journal extends sympathies to the bereaved family.

Wayne County Journal Jan 11, 1906 - Whitt-Bean married, West Plains, Mo. On Tuesday evening, Dec 26, at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and  Mrs. J. R. Bean, at West Plains, Mo., occurred the marriage of their daughter, Miss Margaret Etta, to Mr. Charles Whitt, of Wayne County, Mo.  Miss Bean has been a resident of this city but a short time, but we are assured that those who know her best esteem her most, and Mr. Whitt is fortunate in securing such an estimable help-meet.  The wedding was a quiet home affair, only the relatives and intimate friends of the contracting parties being present.  At the conclusion of the ceremony, which was conducted by Rev. Robison, of the Baptist church, the assembled guests, after offering hearty congratulations and wishing the bride and groom a long and prosperous journey together through life, were conducted to a daintily spread table, bountifully supplied with refreshments, to which they did ample justice before bidding the happy pair good night.  A guest.


Wagner-Bunyard- married - marriage licenses - Wayne County Journal Jan 11, 1906
Wayne County Journal Jan 11, 1906- Wagner-Bunyard- married A Mr. Wagner, (railroad man) and Miss Annie Bunyard of Piedmont drove over  Saturday, got their license and were married at the home of Miss Hattie Daniels.  Squire Chenoweth officiating.

Wayne County Journal Jan 11, 1906  Marriage Licenses:

S. E. Wagner, Piedmont  Anna Bunyard, Piedmont

T. M. Williams, Piedmont  May Gower, Piedmont

J. H. Barrow, Coldwater  Effie Gully, Coldwater

Walter Gaines, Williamsville  D. C. Hillis, Williamsville

Andy Bennett, Lodi  Myrtle Berryman, Lodi

John L. Froman, Lowndes  Kate Lincoln, Lowndes

J. J. Magill, Hendrickson  Kate Hughes, Taskee

Raney Allen, Clubb  Lizzie Kirkpatrick, Silva

Joe Marler, Greenville  Ida Hedge, Greenville


Obituary Robert L. Ward - Wayne County Journal Jan 11, 1906
Died  Robert Leonard Ward, aged 3 years, 3 months, and 17 days, youngest  child of Mr. and Mrs. S. A. (Dolph) Ward, of Turkey Creek, Wayne County, Mo., Dec 13, 1905.

Little "Linn," as he was affectionately called, was an unusually bright child, just budding into that most interesting period of life, the entrance from infancy into childhood days.

All that loving hearts could do was done to keep him among those who loved him most dearly, but and All-wise Providence saw proper to pluck the budding flower ere the rude and sterner forces of a more mature life had marred the beauty and fragrance of its loveliness, to transplant it in that realm of the blest, safe from all harm to bloom for evermore in the  radiance of Him who said:  "Suffer little children to come unto me," etc.

To his precious memory these lines are dedicated.  A Friend.


Alfred Green Whitt-obituary - Wayne County Journal Jan 11, 1906
Alfred Green Whitt departed this life January 2, 1906.  He was born in Wayne County, Mo., about the year 1850.  Was married in 1877 to Allie D, Sutherlin.  To this union were born two children, both boys.  The elder boy died in infancy. In 1881 he was married to E. P. McCowan.  To this union was born one child.  In 1885 he was again married to Luella Hardy.  There were no children born to this union.  In 1901 he was married to Alice Allard, and on the second day of January 1906, he was called from labor to that clime from whose bourn no traveler returns.  He was not a member of any church, but always lived a consistent life.  His exact age is not known, but he would have been about fifty years old his next birthday.

He leaves a wife, one son and daughter, mother and sister to mourn his untimely loss.  He was sick only about eight or ten days.  Dr. N. G. Wilson did all that he knew to do to save his life, but God saw fit to call him home.  May God bless the family that they may so live that when they are called to die that they will be prepared to meet him in Heaven.

Farewell, Uncle Alfred, may thy long home be a heaven of rest, and when the summons comes from Him on high to call the rest of thy family to His home above, may they be prepared to meet their God in peace.  A Friend.


Well-Known Minister - Wayne County Journal January 18, 1906
Wayne County Journal January 18, 1906 -Well-Known Minister  A Well Known Minister and Educator of Southeast Missouri  Has done much for religious and educational work. A history of his life as a Minister and an Educator (the article had a  picture of him and the church he was pastor of)

Prof. W. H. Hale, who has done so much for the education of poor boys and girls in Southeast Missouri, was born in Wayne County, Missouri, September 3, 1850.  Raised to work on a farm till twenty-one years of age.  Learned arithmetic without a teacher, save about thirty days spent in the district school.

After having taught two terms of school, he attended college seven years.  Five years of said time was spent in William Jewell College.  He then founded Hale's College in 1880, in Wayne County, of which college he was president for more than fifteen years.  No school did more for Southeast Missouri than Hale's College.  Hundreds of dollars were given away to orphan children, children of preachers of all denominations, young preachers, and poor boys and girls who were not able to pay their tuition.  No one was ever turned away because he was poor.  Many were credited till they were able to teach school.  Many of the best business men and women of Southeast Missouri were educated at Hale's College.

He became a member of the Missionary Baptist Church when seventeen years old.  Commenced preaching while at William Jewell College (preached first sermon in Chapel, from Rev. 22:17); became dissatisfied with some practices of the church, left the Baptist church and became identified with the Christian Church.  His labors in said church for the past twenty years and have been second to none. To know his greatness as a teacher, you must to school to him; and to know his power in the pulpit, you must hear him.  To know his hospitality at home, you only have to visit him.  He has been a hard student since ten years of age.  Never played when in College.  Has preached for every Christian Church in Wayne County as pastor, except Cedar Creek.  Preached for Taskee seven years, Carson Hill eleven years, Greenville fourteen years, Libertyville, St. Francois County, seven years. Evangelized for the State Board nearly two years.  Taught in the Dexter Christian College.  Has abandoned everything else except preaching.  Married Miss Mary A. Smith, a Wayne County girl.


Obit - William Settle - Wayne County Journal February 22, 1906
William Settle was born in Madison County, Mo., about twelve miles south of Fredericktown, on May 22, 1848, and died at his home near Sikeston, Mo., on February 21, 1906, at the age of 47 years, eight months and twenty-nine days.  He moved from his home in Madison County ot a farm near Greenville and resided in Wayne County until last fall, when he moved with his family to Scott County near Sikeston.

On the 27th day of July 1879, he was married to Miss Mattie Sutton, sister of Marcus Sutton, to which union a number of children were born.  The wife and five children survive him.

He was a consistent member of the Greenville Baptist church for many years, and his home was always open to his pastors.  He had been in rather poor health for a number of years and only six days before his death he was stricken with pneumonia and owing to his frail constitution the attending physician was unable to give relief.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. H. M. Duncan, after which the remains were laid to rest in the Green cemetery on Big Lake Creek.  His conduct in everyday life is sufficient testimony as to his reward, Mr. Settle had many friends in this community and the Journal joins the in sympathy for the bereaved family.  A Friend.


Wayne County Journal March 15, 1906  Adams  McCarn

Married at the home of sheriff C. Barnes, Sunday evening James Adams and Miss Annie McCarn, Rev W. H. Dees officiating.  They are both respectable young people, and have many friends who wish them a happy and prosperous journey over live's sea.  The happy young couple departed for Cape Girardeau, where they will make their future home.  The Journal extends, congratulations and good wishes.


Mrs. Josie Forbes -Wayne County Journal March 22, 1906
The above cut (photo) represents in a very correct way Mrs. Josie Forbes, wife of W. E. Forbes, near Taskee.  It is claimed by many who have visited her that has power to reveal the future and tell of the past.  Many eminent, physicians, lawyers and clergymen have visited her, and have almost to a man gone away convinced and made to be believers.  There are some, however, who take a different view, and severely criticize the woman who seems to be possessed of divinity. We do no wish to take the liberty of saying that she can or cannot tell you things, I prefer to take the word of those whom we know to be truthful and worthy citizens. There has been more than 8,000 people visited her home for consultation within the last year.

We quote from the Republic of March 12th, 1906

Mrs. Forbes’s Story

The register for last year shows about 8,000 persons who visited the cabin in the valley, and the daily average this year is something like forty per day. Speaking of her gift, Mrs. Forbes said:

“I know nothing of my power except what people tell me, as I do not remember anything of what has been said or what I have done while I was in this supernatural state.  One thing that embarrasses me, though, is they tell me that when I am in that condition I play with dolls just as a child does, and that I say I am only six years old.  This is very embarrassing to me, and I would do anything to be relieved of the wonderful power they say I possess.

“It seems,, from report, however that I am doing lots of good, and of course I am glad of that; but now that so many people come here, this place no longer seems like home.  When I come out of the supernatural state it seems as if I had just awoke from a refreshing slumber, but my husband tells me that I never sleep till about 3 o’clock in the morning, and that when I go into this spell” at supper it never leaves before 3 o’clock.”

When asked why she did no move to some town easy of access she said: “This place has been home to me for so long that I would be lonesome in a city or town, and maybe, if we stay here the people will soon get tired of coming, in cause it is so hard to get here.  The who thing is distasteful to me.  We have had several offers to go to cities, and people have offered us money to make the change, but I don’t want to go.”  We were in Poplar Bluff a few days ago and Mr. O. B. Galloway offered my husband $100 if he would get me to talk for two nights in that city, but I would not permit him to accept the money, for I believe that God has given me this power, and it would not be right to charge for doing anything for the people.”

The Change to Infancy

Mrs. Forbes sat at the supper table not long ago.  When about half through eating the whole expression of her face changed; her eyes became wide open and staring; her appetite changed and she adopted the vernacular of a child.  Immediately after supper Mrs. Forbes retired to a room, where she has twelve or fourteen dolls that have been given to her by visitors.  She took each doll and kissed it, talking as a child does, and calling them by name.  After amusing herself in this manner for thirty minutes, she replaced the dolls and faking the people in the room said: “My mission here is to tell the people there is a hell, and there is a heaven, and that the Bible is not crooked, but that the people read the Bible…………… sorry the last couple of lines was cut off when copied from microfilm does any one else have this article????


Obit, Clesie Bollinger Lasater, March 22, 1906, Wayne County Journal

On last Tuesday evening between seven and eight o’clock, while a few friends and relatives were assembled at the bedside of little Clesie Bollinger Lasater, an unseen messenger entered the home of Mr. and Mrs. David Lasater and tenderly lifted from mothers arms the pure soul of little Clesie.

He was one year and five months old.  His suffering during the 5 weeks of his sickness was too great to describe.  His remains were laid to rest in the Little Lake Cemetery on the evening of April 11.

There are man things to comfort his parents.  They know little Clesie is in the arms of our dear Savior.  He called his mamma by beckoning his hand and hour or two before he died.  He held out his little hands to his grandpa and clapped them together and looked up at him as to say come on grandpa, I’ll join your hand in heaven.

Cheer up papa and mamma.  Be ever ready to join your little boy in heaven when God sends his messenger to call you to Him and Clesie.

A Friend


Club Meeting, March 22, 1906, Wayne County Journal

The Young Ladies J. G. Club met at the home of Miss Myrtle McGhee Saturday evening, April 28, and had a very enjoyable time.  The following members were present: Nina Ing, Grayce Sharp, Della Rowland, Alma Bennett, Alta Reed, Grace Enloe and Nina Daniel.  The following officers were present: Bertha Enloe, Prest., Myrtle McGhee, Vice Prest., Meeke Sebastian, Secy., Ethel Enloe, Treasurer.


Dedication of Masonic Hall, October 4, 1906, Wayne County Journal

Saturday evening was dark and rainy weather, just the kind to make people stay at home, but however, there was a large crowd at the public ceremonies of dedication in the new hall just erected and furnished by Greenville Lodge No. 107 A. F. & A. M., D. N. Holladay was appointed Deputy Grand Master of Masons for the purpose of dedicating this hall, and he performed his work well.

The specific Grand Lodge was opened on third degree in the new hall and the invited guests came in at 8 o’clock to witness the ceremonies.  The march of Grand Officers were as follows:

Grand Marshal, J. M. Bowers, Past Grand Masters, O. L. Munger, light bearer, and T. B. Gross, holder of the Bible. V. V. Ing, Grand Treasurer, and R. H. Davis, Grand Secretary.

E. M. Smith, Grand Senior Warden, and James W. Gower, Grand Junior Warden.

C. Barnes, Deputy Grand Master, and Dr. N. G. Wilson, Grand Chaplain.

J. F. O’Dell, Grand Senior Steward, and E. C. Wayland, Grand Junior Steward.

D. N. Holladay, Grand Master.

James Clark, Grand Tiler.

All officers performed their parts well and the audience was well impressed with the solemnity of the occasion.


Mrs. Malugen Dead, October 4, 1906, Wayne County Journal.

From the Piedmont Banner.

Mrs. Malugen, or “Grandma,” as she was affectionately referred to by her many friends in Piedmont, was stricken with paralysis some months ago.  She lingered in considerable pain, gradually growing weaker all the time until last Saturday, when death came like and angel of compassion and removed her from her sufferings.

The deceased’s maiden name was Tullock.  She is survived by a sister living in Colorado and a brother at Bismarck, besides nine children as follows:  C. T. Malugen, of Piedmont; S. J. , of Greenville; John, Bonne Terre; William and Hayes, of Doniphan; Mrs. Thomas Gilbreath, of Piedmont; Mrs. N. Bisplinghoff and Mrs. M. E. Gruner, of Bismarck; and Mrs. J. H. Van Amburg, of Greenville, Texas.  All her children were present when she died except Mrs. Van Amburg.

Mrs. Malugen’s husband died eighteen years ago.  The old home place was on a farm near Piedmont where the family was reared.  Mrs. Malugen was a good woman in every attitude of life, and she was loved by everybody who had the good fortune to enjoy her acquaintance.  She was a consistent member of the Baptist Church.

Mrs. Malugen was buried Sunday afternoon at the Masonic cemetery, after funeral services by friend and neighbor, Rev J. C. L. _____ pastor of the local Methodist church.

A large crowd of sorrowing relatives and friends followed her remains to their last resting place.  To these the Banner expresses its deepest sympathy.


Big Lake Creek Items- October 4, 1906, Wayne County Journal.

Mr. Editor: As I have not seen any news from this vicinity in your paper lately, thought I would send in a few notes.

Health is very good at present.

Wheat sowing in dust has been the order of the day, but if they sow now it will be in the mud.

Well the merchants of Greenville seem to differ some as to the standard weight of a bushel of sweet potatoes, some say it is fifty pounds and some say fifty-six.  They should know the standard weights and measures.

The following brethren returned on Tuesday last fro the United Baptist Association held at Bethany Church in Madison County, which begun on Saturday before the fourth Lords day in September, 1906.  J. M. Edes, Elias Allen, Merritt Lane, J. W. Allen, accompanied by Mrs. S. F. Allen.  They report having had a good time and a good meeting.

Western Rover.


Des Arc Items - October 4, 1906, Wayne County Journal.

By Orion.

We have had a six days rain and it has paralyzed business.

John Long, a blind ex-Union soldier 59 years old, was married to Mrs. Tucker, who is 59 years old. He draws a pension of $1.00 a day.

This is a strong Democratic precinct.  It voted last election 131 Democrat to 35 Republican.  This is not a healthy location of Republicans, they soon die or leave.

Messrs. Rhodes, Elmer, Lewis and Steel, Republican candidates, spoke here Saturday night.  Owing to bad weather there were only 53 out to hear them, and 43 of there were Democrats.  They go from here to Carter County.

I was at Greenville last Monday and called at the Bennett & Smith bit store.  I was surprised to see such a big stock of goods in a small town like Greenville.  They carry at least a fifteen thousand dollar stock and it is well arranged.  They are certainly up-to-date merchants.

I noticed a communication in the Journal from D. A. White saying some very hard things about our Greenville Sun man.  Bro. White, if I may be allowed to call him by that name, is a crank on this so-called sanctified religion. He has lost it twice himself and this is the third dose he has taken, but I am afraid it will not last long.  He things that because he things sanctified doctrine is right everybody ought to think so or he will sure go to the bad.  In the first place he writes his letters too lengthy.  Our county papers are small and there is not enough room for 13 pages of sanctified doctrine in them, especially when very few indorse it.  Readers of our county papers like to read the news from Texas and lall other points, but don’t like to read a man’s opinion on sanctification, especially when he is not a learned the theologian.


October 4, 1906, Wayne County Journal.

J. R. Whitt of Ojibway was in our office one day last week.  He was recently married to Miss Pearl Ballard of that section.  He is a son of Mrs. L. J. Whitt, the lady who has had charge of the Bennett House.

James B. McGhee, Democratic candidate for probate Judge, was in our office Monday and got a supply of cards to use in the campaign.  Mr. McGhee is a good man for the office and a good campaigner and will no doubt make a winning race.

Rev. W. H. Dees went to Holcomb Friday to meet his appointments there, that being the place assigned him by the Conference.  Rev. Dees is a conscientious Christian, minister and made many friends here who wish him well in his new field of labor.


LOCAL NEWS - October 4, 1906, Wayne County Journal.

Extra good perfumes at Greenville Drug Co.

Capt. W. T. Leeper of Mill Spring was in town Tuesday.

Rev. Frank Neely and family of Arkansas is visiting in Greenville.

Chas O. Gross is now working in the Sikeston Enterprise office.

John L. Harmon, the accommodating restaurant keeper at Williamsville, has our thanks for favors.

Samuel Bryar, who has a clerical position with McKinzie & Sitze at Williamsville, was here Saturday and Sunday with his family.

The Sunday Schools of this town hold union service on the fifth Sundays.  Last Sunday the services were held at the Christian Church.

The Company have been running a few of their planing machines the past week dressing some lumber they have on hand, it sounds like olden times to hear that whistle again.

Dexter Christian College opening Oct. 1st and is ready to welcome students.  Young persons desiring a higher education are invited to address the President George Thom Smith, Ph. D., Dexter, Mo.

J. W. Green, the Democratic nominee for Constable in Black River Township, respectfully solicits the support of the people of that township.  Mr. Green is an enterprising citizen and will make a good officer if elected. 

W. A. Langley at Chaonia has a farm for sale cheap.  Call of write.

They are using the King system of dragging on some of our dirt streets.

Lin Grisham, the hustling businessman at Lowndes, was here one day this week.

Louis Gulley, who recently bought a restaurant in Poplar Bluff, has sold the same and returned to Greenville. 

D. N. Holladay, who had been away some days attending the Grand Lodge of Masons at Kansas City, returned Friday.

J. Green Chilton, Democratic candidate for Sheriff, was here a few days the past week.  He is making a thorough canvass and his friends claim he is a winner.

John S. Marsh, the Racket man, will give away a sewing machine to his customers; every purchase of 50 cents worth of goods gets a guess at the number that takes the machine.

Cashier Rolla King, of the Williamsville Bank, was very recently married to a young lady at Belgrade, Mo., whose name we did not learn, and rooms are being fitted up for their residence in the bank building.  The Journal offers congratulations.

M. S. Warren, a prominent farmer living near Patterson, was in town Thursday.

Mrs. W. J. Williamson writes from Herrin, Ill., and desires the Journal sent to her address.

Judge Edward Creasy of near Mill Spring was in town Monday, having business in probate court.

R. E. French, of Auxvasse in Callaway County, is here visiting H. B. McElhanon of this place and Mrs. Whittenburg of Hiram.

A New Buggy given away free at C. Barnes’ store.  Call and see the buggy and learn how it will be given away to the lucky guesser.

Mrs. L. J. Whitt will, we are told, soon give up the Bennett Hotel and move into a house owned by J. D. Cowan in the southern part of town.

Rev. J. L. Batten of Naylor, preached here in the Christian Church Sunday morning and in the Methodist Church that night.  He is an able preacher and always draws a good audience.

Thomas Grisham, traveling salesman for H. W. Gildehaus I Co., of St. Louis, was in to see us Monday.  Mr. Grisham was formerly school commissioner in this county and he yet takes much interest in educational matters.

I. N. Daffron, Democratic candidate for collector, spent a few days at home this week and was a caller at our sanctum.  Mr. Daffron made a splendid collector while he held that office in this county and the people can have confidence that he will again fill it with honor to himself and credit to his constituents.


J. M. Chenoweth Dead – Wayne County Journal, November 29, 1906

It is with regret that we chronicle the death of a worthy townsman and esteemed citizen like Squire J. M. Chenoweth who passed from this materialistic plane of being to the great beyond Thursday, November 22, 1906.  He had been sick but a short time having a combined attack of stomach and liver troubles. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. E. C. Rubottom at the Baptist Church and the remains were laid to rest in the Hickman Cemetery.  Mr. Chenoweth held the office of Justice of the Peace in St. Francois Township for a number of years and was a man of good information.  He came from Marion, Ill., to this place.  Many friends offer condolence to the wife and children.  He was 49 years, 2 months and 21 days old, being born in the year 1857.  In 1884 he joined the Missionary Baptist Church in Franklin County, Ill, and stood identified with this denomination until his heath.  He came to Greenville, Mo., in the year 1898.  He leaves a wife and several children four boys and three girls.


Little Gracie Dead - Wayne County Journal, November 29, 1906

Died, at the home of her parents in this city, Sunday evening Nov. 25, 1906, at 2 o’clock p.m., of a malignant throat trouble, little Gracie, the three-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bert White.  The remains were interred in the Union cemetery Monday evening.  Mr. White has been connected with the Journal office a number of years and has hosts of friends who sympathize with him in this his hour of bereavement.


William Cutler killed - Wayne County Journal, November 29, 1906

William Cutler of Mill Spring was accidentally killed whole braking for the St. Louis Iron Mountain and Southern Ry. Near Ardeola Friday night about 10o’clock.  The train was making the run from Hoxie to Illmo over the Cotton Belt and young Cutler got off to throw a switch to let another train pass when the accident happened.  He was take to Dexter that night but died before day. He was a grandson of Capt. W. T. Leeper.


Court House News - December 20, 1906 – Wayne County Journal

[Prepared by the Wayne County Abstract and Real Estate Company]

Marriage Licenses Issued

George W. Kelley, Lowndes Mo  -  Ruth B. Gray, Bruot, Mo

W. H. Leach, Greenville  -  Sarah Warren, Piedmont

L. H. Mabrey, Piedmont  -  Cora Harris, Patterson

M. F. Harrison, Lodi  -  Doesha Dement, Brunot

C. F. Hopkins, St. Louis  -  Della Rowland, Greenville

Joseph Jines, Shook  -  Pearl Jones, Shook


J. F. Wilson et al. vs. Guy M. Withers et., al., suit to quiet title.

O. L. Hughey, vs. Lee Ward, suit for damages.

L. F. Nunn vs. Wm. William Spangler, damage for cutting timber.

Bernard S. McIlbinney et al., vs. H. K. L. & L. Co., suit to define title.


Levi Bell – Dec 20, 1906 – Wayne Co Journal

Levi Bell, one of Bear Creek’s well respected and esteemed citizens, passed into the beyond Monday, December 10, 1906, dying of pneumonia fever.  He had pneumonia fourteen times during his life-time.  At the time of his death he was 56 years and 3 days old, and he leaves two grown sons, George and Frank.  These sons have the sympathy of many friends and relatives in their sad bereavement.


Church Supper- Dec 20, 1906 – Wayne Co Journal

There will be a supper at Chaonia, Mo., on the night of January 1, 1907, given by the Ladies Benevolence Society for the benefit of the church.  Everybody cordially invited to attend.  Birdie Mathews, Pres., Mrs. Jennie Birdnow, Treas., Vira Whitner, Treas.


Court house News - Wayne County Journal, December 13, 1906

[Prepared by the Wayne County Abstract and Real Estate Company]

Marriage Licenses

Robert Roe, Lodi  -  Jamima Oliver, Lodi

Quincy Vandiver, Bonne Terre  -  Minnie Causey, Piedmont

Charlie White, Piedmont  -  Laura Creasy, Piedmont

Allen Burnett, Lodi  -  Della E. Meddelin, Lodi

Philip S Davis, Shook  -  Lucy Wilson, Shook

James E. Eaton, Piedmont  -  Hattie E. Collins, Piedmont

Cases Filed

Thomas Harmon vs. Mary Harmon, and action for divorce.

John H. Headrick vs. Mary Headrick, an action for divorce.

Robert J. London vs. Emma London, and action for divorce.

W. E. Chilton vs T. P. Rubottom, an action on note.

Lodiska Woods vs. J. A. Woods, and action for divorce.

R. T. Randall vs. St. L. I. M. & S. R. R. Co., and action for damage.

Deeds Filed

Isaac Luke and wife to S. M. Chapman, consideration $50.00.

Joseph C. Ficklin and wife to Wm. W. Hatfield, consideration $1.

Florus A. Laird and wife to G. W. Houseman, consideration $1.

J. W. Boyd and wife to J. T. Green, consideration $300.

Samuel Seal and wife to Piety E. Bates, consideration $80.

Frank Eads and wife to J. R. Paullus, consideration $300.

M. E. Owens and husband to Jas. P. Bone, consideration $1525.

C. A. Haynie and wife to H. C. Walter, consideration $3000.

Heirs of James B. Robinson to Carroll P. Bennett, consideration $250.

Holladay-Klotz Land and Lumber Co. to Jason Matlock, con. $500.


Settled the Big Judgment - Wayne County Journal, December 13, 1906

Taylor Fulton of near Patterson came to Greenville Monday and satisfied the $4000 judgment against him, which his wife gained in her divorce and alimony suit at the last term of circuit court at this place.  Mr. Fulton recently sold his large farm to D. A. Shapley of Reynolds County for $8000.  Mrs. Fulton is here running the Bennett Hotel.


Court House News - December 20, 1906  Wayne County Journal

[Prepared by the Wayne County Abstract and Real Estate Company]

Marriage Licenses Issued

George W. Kelley, Lowndes Mo  -  Ruth B. Gray, Bruot, Mo

W. H. Leach, Greenville  -  Sarah Warren, Piedmont

L. H. Mabrey, Piedmont  -  Cora Harris, Patterson

M. F. Harrison, Lodi  -  Doesha Dement, Brunot

C. F. Hopkins, St. Louis  -  Della Rowland, Greenville

Joseph Jines, Shook  -  Pearl Jones, Shook


J. F. Wilson et al. vs. Guy M. Withers et., al., suit to quiet title.

O. L. Hughey, vs. Lee Ward, suit for damages.

L. F. Nunn vs. Wm. William Spangler, damage for cutting timber.

Bernard S. McIlbinney et al., vs. H. K. L. & L. Co., suit to define title.


Levi Bell  Dec 20, 1906  Wayne Co Journal

Levi Bell, one of Bear Creek's well respected and esteemed citizens, passed into the beyond Monday, December 10, 1906, dying of pneumonia fever.  He had pneumonia fourteen times during his life-time.  At the time of his death he was 56 years and 3 days old, and he leaves two grown sons, George and Frank.  These sons have the sympathy of many friends and relatives in their sad bereavement.


Church Supper- Dec 20, 1906  Wayne Co Journal

There will be a supper at Chaonia, Mo., on the night of January 1, 1907, given by the Ladies Benevolence Society for the benefit of the church.  Everybody cordially invited to attend.  Birdie Mathews, Pres., Mrs. Jennie Birdnow, Treas., Vira Whitner, Treas.