Volume 8, Number 5, Fall 1983
The Past In Review . . . News items from the Taney County Republican, published in Forsyth, Missouri every Thursday by B.B. PRICE and S.J. WILLIAMS. Lawrence CARROLL was editor and the subscription price was $1.00 per year, in advance. The issue of November 28, 1895 was the first, and this paper is still being published. The date of the paper precedes the news items appearing in that issue. Errors in reporting and printing the news were made then, as they are in current newspapers.
May 21, 1896 - Mr. Paul KINNEY returned to Kansas City Sunday after visiting among relatives and old friends in the Kirbyville neighborhood. His sister, Mrs. Georgie THURMOND came to Forsyth to see him off, then returned home.
Miss Susie TUTTLE returned to Forsyth Sunday after visiting her parents at Taney City.
May 28, 1896 - W.H. NOBLE of Kansas City, came to town on Saturday to see his brother, B.E. NOBLE, who then accompanied him out to the farm of their mother, Mrs. Mary NOBLE. Mr. W.H. NOBLE will leave for Guthrie Oklahoma on Monday.
The infant daughter of W.H. NOBLE died Tuesday night at the residence of Mrs. Mary NOBLE and was buried yesterday at the Brooks graveyard. Mrs. NOBLE went to Oklahoma a couple months ago for the motherless little one and was much devoted to the child.
Messrs J.K. McHAFFIE and John SOUTEE of Kissee Mills returned from Springfield Friday. While in the city, Mr. SOUTEE bought a McCORMICK steel binder. The binder will cut 12 to 15 acres a day, with three horses. The binder cost $130 and will be a great convenience for a number of people in that section of the county.
June 4, 1896 - The first issue of the new newspaper at Taneyville was being distributed in Forsyth Monday. It is called Taney County Sentinel.
Mr. John H. DEEDS, formerly a citizen of Forsyth, now of Witty, Douglas County, came to town Thursday to spend a few days among friends.
The Taney County Sentinel plant has been moved from Goodlow to Taneyville and publication of the Sentinel has been resumed at that place.
Mr. W.J. CAUDLE, of Taney City was in town yesterday. He says plowing is difficult at present on account of the condition of the ground which is still heavy from much rain. We have had a little more rain than necessary.
June 11, 1896 - Mrs. FINCH, who lives north of Branson, died of consumption last Sunday. She was buried in Forsyth Cemetery northwest of town.
Mr. W.C. SMITH of the hack line, took a passenger down to the Lead Hill neighborhood Tuesday, and says a great deal of good cotton can be seen from Cedar Creek on south.
The Forsyth and Chadwick Hack Line will make an excursion rate for visitors to the G.A.R. reunion at Chadwick, which will begin on Tuesday June 30, 1896, and end on Saturday July 4th 1896. The fare for the round trip will be $1.75 from Forsyth, $1.50 from Taneyville and $1.00 from Swan. REED & SMITH.
W.R. ADAMS of Taneyville announces his interest in making the race for the office of County Surveyor. He is editor of the Taney County Sentinel. Mr. ADAMS was raised on a farm in Kentucky, but taught school from age 15 to 22. He was appointed on the board of examiners of the county 1884 for 2 years, and was reappointed for four years in 1886. Mr. ADAMS was postmaster of Whitesburg, 1889, the county seat of Letcher County. He has the desired qualifications.
June 18, 1896 - The infant child of Mr. & Mrs. John SMITHSON died Monday, June 15th of cholera infantum. The little boy was 11 months of age.
June 25, 1896 - Mrs. Will MIDDLETON of Taney City gave birth to a nine pound boy, Tuesday June 23rd.
A boy named JOHNSON, whose father lives near SPERLINs Mill, on Swan fell off a mule on Tuesday and broke his arm.
Jerry FRANKLIN took a load of bricks down to the park yesterday. George DAY went along with Mr. FRANKLIN to do some stone work for the park company.
June 25, 1896 -LAND OFFICE PUBLICATIONS Elmer C. WOLFE, Homestead Application #16524, land in Sec 20, Twp 22N, and Range 17W. Witnesses: N. GANN, A. COLE, James BLANKENSHIP, and G.W. MOORE, all of Protem.
William WOODS, Homestead Application #19873, in Sec 12, Twp 23N, Range 19W. Witnesses: Thomas HAMMONS, Daniel BLOOMER and Isaac BEDDINGFIELD all of Taneyville and Joseph HICKMAN of Swan.
June 25, 1896 - Circuit Court Clerk JOHNSON moved into his handsome new home last Thursday and a number of the young folks celebrated the event with a party that night at the residence.
Cora HOLMES, wife of Oscar HOLMES, and a daughter of Mr. M. HULL and sister of Judge W.J. HULL & Lishe HULL, died June 26th 1896. She was buried in old Brook's graveyard on the PRATHER farm. Mrs. HOLMES was about 24 years of age.
July 9, 1896 - Miss Sue HARMON, who formerly taught school at Taney City, was in town on Tuesday. She lives in Springfield now.
Swan Items - The Oll DENNING family and others went on a fishing excursion on the 4th, and captured several of the finny tribe. Uncle Bob WILSON kept store for DENNING while they fished.
Parties desiring to make homestead claims or cash entries, will find it to their interest to bring all such business to William H. JOHNSON, office over Taney County Bank, Forsyth, where they can have the advantage of consulting complete and accurate Government Plats of Taney County, corrected each week from advices directly from the Land Office. He will correctly make out and file applications and transact all your business promptly, thereby saving you an expensive trip to Springfield. Will furnish plats of townships or part of townships, and any information desired relating to vacant lands upon application.
July 9, 1896-LAND OFFICE PUBLICATIONS James M. SILER, H.A.#165L14, in Sec 5, Twp 24N, Range 17W. Wit: John KENNER, Frank L. LEITCH, Wash SHIELDS and J.A. SHERRODD, all of Brown Branch.
Oben BEROTH, H.A. #17921, in Sec. 9, Twp 23N, Range 21W. Witnesses: George BARNETT, James BOOKOUT, Frank WILSON, and Seth CHASE, all of Walnut Shade.
George N. BARGER, H.A. #17308. Witnesses: James ELLISON, O.H. SAVAGE, James F. BENTON & J.I. SAVAGE, all of Kirbyville.
Chas L. COBB, H .A. #21964, in Sec. 12, Twp 24N, Range 20W. Wit: Louis NAGEL, Wm. H. BROWNELL, Jerome JOHNSTON and George GIMLIN, all of Taneyville.
George W. GREGG, H.A. #17055 in Sec 13, Twp 27N, Range 22W. Wit: Silas ISAAC, Newton COX, Emma ISAAC & Frank STARK, all of Branson.
Abraham COLE, Jr., H.A.#17266, in Sec. 28, Twp 22N, Range 17W. Wit: Nicholas GANN, E. C. WOLFE, James BLANKENSHIP, and A.T. McINTOSH, all of Protem.
Wm. H. YOUNG, H .A . #22956, in Sec 7, Twp 23N, Range 18W. Wit: E. RANDOLPH, Thomas RANDOLPH, F. LINGENFELTER and Hames WHARTON, all of Kirbyville.
To be continued.
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