Volume 8, Number 8, Summer 1984
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. T. E. PHILLIPS 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 today. The date of the paper precedes the news items appearing in that issue.
(Note: Errors in reporting the news were made then, just as in current newspapers.)
Thursday - December 2, 1897 William MIDDLETON, merchant of Kirbyville, visited friends in Forsyth.
Thursday - December 16, 1897 Golden Rod Lodge, Daughters of Rebecca, meets at Taneyville every Tuesday evening. Mrs. Lizzie WILKEY, N. G. and Mrs. Elsie BUTLER, V.G.
Swan Lodge No. 53, I.O.O.F. of Taneyville, meets every Thursday evening in their hall over the school room. Traveling brothers cordially invited to visit us. N. CRUTCHFIELD, N.G.
Rev. J. M. HAWORTH administered the sacrament of Baptism Sunday to Mrs. John HARTT. The immersion took place in White River.
A meeting was held at the Stone Chapel Monday evening, Dec. 13th to arrange for a Christmas tree. Rev. Dr. BALDWIN was elected chairman and R .W. MONTGOMERY sec'y. The following committees were appointed:
Committee on Entertainment:
Sunday School Teachers
Rev. J.M. HAWORTH
J. W. HUGHES
Mrs. W.M. WADE
Committee On Getting Tree:
N. B. FRAZIER
Committee on Decorating Tree:
Mr. & Mrs. J. A. WEATHERMAN
Mr. & Mrs. C. B. SHARP
Mrs. B. B. PRICE
Mrs. J. H. BREEDEN
Mrs. C. H. GROOM
Mrs. L. C. WALKER
Miss Louise EVERSOLE
Miss Clede JENNINGS
Mrs. Will HARTT
Miss Lily PARRISH
Mrs. George GLADSON
Thursday - December 23, 1897 Since the ice, the Forsyth and Chadwick mail gets in Sometime.
Mr. Frank OWEN, merchant of Protem, and one of the substantial citizens of Taney County was a business caller in the county seat . Mr. OWEN, was quite favorably impressed with the improvements going on since this was his first trip to Forsyth since February 1894.
Thursday - January 6, 1898 Taney City is now fortunate in having two Post Offices. One called Taneyville in the north division and one recently established at Dickensons Store, named "Dickens". The latter will be a great convenience and much appreciated by many people living in that neighborhood. Jno. T. DICKENSON, the new Post Master has not only made the reputation of being an upright and energetic merchant, but also has the credit of being a reliable prompt and obliging PostMaster, and his old patrons are rejoiced to see him again reinstated in that position.
Mr. J. G. ROOT has become a permanent resident of this city and will reside on Nob Hill.
William NEALEY, formerly a resident of the "Kingdom of Taney" but now of near Ft. Smith, Arkansas, came in Tuesday.
Thursday - January 6, 1898 Z. T. JENNINGS of Stone County visited his brother, L. H. JENNINGS on Monday.
Thursday - January 13, 1898 TERRIBLE STORM IN TANEY COUNTY.......
There was no damage in Forsyth, but Bradleyville suffered. Mr. John ADAMS, who lived with his wife and children on the Fitch farm, lost his home which was lifted from the foundation and demolished completely, injuring Mrs. ADAMS. W.H. BLUNKs house lost the roof, Eli SWARENGEN lost a barn, Mr. RANKIN of Taneyville lost a barn also; and the wife of John J. JACKSON, living on the east side of Beaver Creek was instantly killed when the Jackson house was blown down.
Harry BOSWELL met with an accident last Friday night near Taney City. He, with others, attended a party at the residence of Jno. T. DICKENSON. After the festivities Harry and some other young men started in the direction of Forsyth on horseback and the gate was anything but slow. Harrys horse stumbled on some rocks and fell, throwing Harry among the rocks, injuring him seriously.
Albert PARRISH, Emery PARRISH and Van BURNS of Polk County, visited friends and relatives here last week.
Mrs. B. B. PRICE and little daughters, Mary and Mildred, will pay a visit to her old home in Texas soon.
Arthur McQUERTER, who lived in Forsyth just after the war, called on the Republican newspaper force Monday. It had been 30 years since he was in Forsyth.
Thursday - January 20, 1898 Mr. S. N. BOSWELL hits the ground only on bumps and high places. The reason, born to Mr. & Mrs. BOSWELL a boy. Mother and son doing well.
Thursday - January 27, 1898 A camp of Confederate Veterans will be organized at Taneyville, February 22nd. All soldiers who were Confederates during the Civil War and who now live in Taney County are requested to be in attendance and to assist in the organization.
Thursday - February 17, 1898 A windmill will be erected over the public well, with a 7000 gallon tank to be used in case of fire. This is a much needed improvement.
Bradleyville Column: George ODELL resigned his office of Justice of the Peace of Beaver Township and B. F. SAVAGE was appointed to fill the vacancy. -- Notice of Publication
Jacob H. BROWN, H. A. #18712, Sec 4, twp 23, range 20. Witnesses: L. E. WOOD, N.E. MOORE, Pat MOORE, and J. M. KINYON, all of Forsyth.
Benjamin F. JOHNSON, H. A. #17899, in Sec 11, twp 23, range 20. Witnesses: John B. ROSE, Thomas WISDOM, John THURMOND & N. E. MOORE, all of Forsyth.
Wm. J. EVINGTON, H.A. #19392, Sec 33, twp 23, range 21. Wit: N. P. HENSLEY, Z. D. ROSE, Robert PATTERSON & Charles WELCH, all of Kirbyville.
Grand Jurors for the April Term of the Taney County Circuit Court 1898.
Oliver Township-----E. L. VANZANDT
Beaver Township-----T. A. DALTON, John LAWRENCE
Cedar Creek Twp-----Thomas COLLINS
Scott Township Charles MORGAN
Jasper Township-----Joshua KEITHLEY
Newton Township-----George MYRES
Swan Township Frank DAVIDSON, S.N. BOSWELL B.J. BUTLER
Big Creek Twp-----George OWEN, A. CLARK
Obituary: F.G. LEWIS, born Johnson Co., Iowa, Jan 15, 1860, died Feb 16, 1898. He was a son of Charles W. & Amanda J. LEWIS, and married June 15, 1882, Edith B. CARSON at Council Bluff, Iowa. He was a carpenter 11 years, until they they came to the Ozark mountains last January for his health. His widow, two sons, Earnest & Ray, 14 & 13, and Ethel a daughter, not yet two, survive him.
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