Wayne County Journal
1908 Newspaper Articles
Wayne County Missouri
Submitted by Sharon Hackworth
Lulu Settle, Obit - Wayne County Journal – January 9, 1908
Lulu Settle, the subject of this sketch, was the daughter of William Strickland and wife. She professed a faith in Christ some years ago. She passed silently and peacefully away on the 28th of December 1907, from this world of troubles to that of glory. She was married nearly three years ago to Chas Settle, and about one year ago she joined the M. B. Church at Clark, La. She was always a lover of church and Sunday School and loved by all who knew her.
She leaves a heart-broken husband, father, mother, brothers and sisters and a host of relatives and friends to mourn her.
Kerrigan, Wayne County
Journal January 9, 1908
Killed Instantly - Thursday, January 30, 1908 Wayne County Journal
John Honea, Section Hand, Iron Mountain Railroad
John Honea a laborer on the Piedmont section of the Iron Mountain R. R.. was instantly killed Tuesday afternoon.
The section gang, three men and the foreman, were on the hand car on their way to Piedmont from the south end of the section. On going around a sharp curve they met the Mexican Flyer, a train that runs only Tuesdays and Fridays.
The train was first seen by Daniel, the Foreman, who giving the warning jumped. Honea in attempting to get out of the way stepped from the car to the track, but before he could get off the track the train struck him killing him instantly.
The body was taken to Leeper and from there to Piedmont on a return train.
Mr. Honea was a married man with no children. His was has been very low with pneumonia and is now in a very precarious condition. He was a member of the Maccabee lodge.
Local Happenings - Thursday, January 30, 1908 Wayne County Journal
Circuit court will convene Monday.
J. F. Ward of Hiram was in Greenville Monday.
Geo. N. Whitt visited in East Prairie the first of the week.
W. B. Evans of Lodi was in town Tuesday and did not fail to renew for the Journal while here.
The post office building has been undergoing some improvements, interior and exterior this week.
Mrs. Jennie White is in a very low condition this week, and the chances of her ultimate recovery are doubtful.
Born, Sunday, to Mr. and Mrs. Ben Hughes, a boy. Mother and son getting along nicely, Ben’s condition not reported.
The railroad has rendered an appreciated service to the public by the building tof a sidewalk, from the Club House walk to the depot.
John G. Settle was out of town the first of the week, Sam Malugen acting as cashier of the Citizen’s Bank during Mr. Settle’s absence.
H. M. Duncan of the Piedmont route was a very welcome visitor to the Journal office Tuesday. He orders his subscription set ahead a couple of notches and also the subscription of Z. T. Green of Hoquiam, Wash.
Mrs. Clarence Craig and infant son, James Oliver, left Thursday for a month’s visit with Mrs. Craig’s parents in Chillicothe, Mo. Mr. Craig accompanied them to St. Louis, returning to Greenville Friday.
Frightened by circulating rumors concerning him, Bill Edwards, left for unknown parts Sunday morning. It is said that Bill has been dispensing “Wet Goods” of late and the authorities were preparing to take him in charge, hence his departure.
The County court met Monday to pass on the sanity of Tony Hood. In the court’s opinion the case was found to be a bona fied case of insanity, unalloyed with “Dementia Americana” exaggerated ego or any other new fangled phase of insanity, and the boy was ordered to the Farmington asylum, Sheriff Barrow accompanying him to that place Tuesday morning.
Wayne County Journal - October 29, 1908
W. F. Ezell
The sheriff’s office is
one of the most important offices in the county.
The Democrats have selected a man for that position who is a
hustler and a runner. A man
who could win over the gentleman who asked for that position in the last
primary had to be a good one. W.
F. Ezell has that nomination. He
has been a resident of Wayne County for twenty-eight years and always
found doing what he could for the Democrats.
He comes from the farm where the best men of our country are
reared. He believes in the
enforcement of the law as it is written. Morally, he stands unquestioned.
Who could say aught against Ezell?
Elect Ezell and all can expect to have the duties of the
sheriff’s office performed without fear or favor.
M. N. Ijames, the Democratic nominee for judge of the western district, is a man who has lived on his farm near Mill Spring for many years and has been county judge for two terms and filled the office with credit and exact _______.
The office of county judge is a very important office and reaches the homes of all the people and no greater accomplishment can be possessed by a candidate than total honesty and added to that, it can be said that Mr. Ijames is a man of good and ripe judgment, which is a stimulus to the voters.
That Judge Ijames will be
elected there is no question, but it is the duty of his friends and
citizens generally to see that his interests are not overlooked in this
great campaign. Vote for
Judge Ijames every one of you.
Charles R. Reed
Chas. R. Reed of Piedmont
comes to you as a man worthy of consideration, asking you in his quiet,
easy way to elect him assessor. Mr. Reed is a poor man and among the
unfortunate in this life. He
cannot do manual labor as can some.
However, he is not running on that issue. He is qualified to do
the work. He says if
elected, he is going to assess as much of the county as he can, giving
it his whole time. He will
make an effort during his term to assess every man himself in the
county. You have no more
important office in the county. Elect
Mr. Reed and its duties will be attended to.
J. Frank Meador
J. F. Meador was born and
raised in Wayne County, and after receiving a common school education
entered Cape Normal and finished the course, thus fitting himself for
the duties of life. Frank is one of Wayne County’s strongest men
intellectually. He was
elected prosecuting attorney two years ago and has so conducted the
affairs of that office that he has won the admiration of every
law-abiding man. Some may differ with Frank politically, but none can
say truthfully he has betrayed the confidence of the public.
He has prosecuted both friend and foe alike.
He knows none in the eyes of the law, to which every law-abiding
man must say amen. What reason could be given for not returning Frank to the
same office once more? What
we say about Mr. Hughes having two terms can also be said about Meador.
Elect Frank to a second term and the rights of the people will be
Ben H. Hughes
We take great pleasure in
presenting the claims of Ben H. Hughes to the voters of Wayne County.
Two years ago he was in the fight and some questioned his
competency, but Mr. Hughes went on with his race and asked kindly for
the people to give him a chance and he would show them that he could be
treasurer. This they did,
and Ben’s record stands above criticism. The reports of the worthy
county court have at all times, after carefully examining his record,
been the best. Then a
commission was appointed to examine all the records and Ben’s record
was O.K. These facts alone
should satisfy every man in Wayne County that Ben Hughes is not only
competent, but that he should receive the votes of everybody for one
more term. He is much better acquainted wit the work now and as it is
the custom to give a fellow two terms, why not increase his majority so
much that all may know that the people appreciate faithful service.
We hope the people will endorse him Nov. 3.
William D. McGhee
Now there is William D.
McGhee, son of Judge McGhee, asking the voter to make him surveyor.
William is a graduate of the Greenville High School and has had
practical experience in surveying. He is a young man and will take great pride in doing the work
of the office the satisfaction of all.
Give this honest, competent, energetic young man a chance to do
you valuable service by electing him Nov 3.
Rev. Isaac L. Brooks
Rev. Isaac L. Brooks, the
Democratic nominee for judge in the Second District, is a man of
practical experience. He is
a blacksmith by trade. Spent
a great deal of his life among the farmers and knows how to make roads
and bridges. He is making a clean race for judge, and promising no more
than he can do. He has the
general welfare of his county at heart and will do all he can to promote
its interests. No safer man
on either ticket is asking the votes of the people of Wayne County.
We feel that he is right man asking for the right place. Vote for Isaac Brooks.
Dr. Jesse HaleDr. Jesse W. Hale has been placed on the ticket for coroner by the County Democratic Central Committee. Dr. Hale is one of Wayne County’s most successful physicians. He has lived and practiced medicine in Greenville for the past five years. His Democracy is unquestionable. He should receive the endorsement of every voter on Nov. 3, as he has no opponent.