Volume 2 , Number 3 , Spring 1965
Taney County News
Published by Jas. A. DeLong
Forsyth, Feb. 6, 1890. --The post office was removed into the Riggs building Monday.
At the time we go to press, the county court has not yet come to a decision in regard to the matter of ordering an election to be held for the purpose of removing the county seat.
REICH, SON & CO., Druggists,
Have a full and complete stock
of DRUGS &MEDICINES
Special Attention given to filling physicians prescriptions, and Family Recipes.
Forsyth, Mar. 20, 1890. --There is not a vacant house in Forsyth.
The Hull Brothers are delivering a fine lot of stone for the courthouse.
Uncle Dick Cunningham has succeeded in getting his pension increased from four to ten dollars per month.
The post office at Haworth has been discontinued and a post office established at Kissee Mills with Arter Kissee as postmaster.
Work on the court house is progressing finely and if the weather remains favorable the building will be completed a-bout July 1st.
April 3, 1890.Notice for Publication, Land Office, Springfield, Mo.; Notice is hereby given that the following named settler has filed notice of his intention to make final proof in support of his claim, and that said proof will be made before William B. Burks, Judge of Probate Court at Forsyth, Taney county, Mo., on May 15, 1890, viz: Reubin S. Branson, Homestead Application No. 12435 for lots 8, 9 and 12 sec. 28, and NE 1/4 SE 1/4 sec. 29, Town. 23 N Range 21 W.
He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon and cultivation of said land, viz: Thomas J. Berry, Samuel A. Burks, William H. Hawkins and William S. Stockstil, all of Branson P.O. Taney County, Mo.
Joseph W. McClurg, Register.
THE POPULAR PARRISH HOTEL
at Forsyth Missouri,
Has lately been re-painted, re-fitted and furnished through out and now provides the most pleasant stopping place for the traveling public south of Springfield. Special attention given to COMMERCIAL MEN. Mrs. Frazier who now has charge of the hotel has had long experience in the hotel business, and all can feel assured that they will get the best of accommodations while stopping at her house. Mrs. M. E. Frazier, Manager.
Now that there is a Sunday school organized at this place, it is the duty of every citizen to keep it up. There is nothing more elevating to the morals of a community or a better recommendation for the same than a good Sunday school. If you cannot come yourself, send your children.
Forsyth, May 1, 1890. --An article appeared in the Globe-Democrat of the 20th attempting to substantiate the old fake that Wilkes Booth was alive and out-cast in some foreign country and his nearest and dearest friends know nothing of his whereabouts. We think it time for respectable newspapers to drop this matter:
Any school history which one can pick up gives a very accurate account of the assassination of President Lincoln, and the arrest or killing of the assassin subsequently. We think such articles as the one above referred to emanate from a morbid mind, and that the publication of such trash is detrimental to the morals of the rising generation. We hope never to see in print again this story, as it has no facts to support it.
Court is being held at the school house this term. This will probably be the last time, for the Court house will probably be in readiness by the October term.
May 22, 1890. --The people of Forsyth are severely censured and many false reports are a-float over the disturbance of last Saturday afternoon. In defense of our townsmen we will say that the disturbance was caused and was entirely between outsiders. A great deal of unjust censure has been heaped upon Forsyth and her people of late.
Branson, June 5, 1890.--Fine weather this week and everybody busy in their crops. Corn and cotton look well though somewhat in the weeds. Health is good. Hunt & Bowman have got their mill running and sawing lumber and grinding corn. Mr. Bowman moved into his new house today. A fine drove of 3 & 4 year-old steers, 150 head, passed through Branson today. Dr. Irwin has just returned from Springfield with a pair of thoroughbred cattle. Mr. L.V. Baker was in our vicinity today on legal business.
A ROLLER MILL
Forsyth, June 12, 1890.- -At last Forsyth is to have a Patent Roller flour mill. Last Friday Mr. Robt Clinkinbeard closed a contract with an Eastern firm for the machinery for rolls of twenty barrels capacity which will be shipped to this place at once. Mr. Clinkinbeard owns the old mill and water power just above town and will begin at once to remodel the mill throughout, having lately repaired the dam so that he has ample power to run all the mill machinery he desires to put in besides his cotton gin.
Miss Florence Baker is attending the summer term at the Sparta academy in Christian county.
Dysentery is very prevalent among the children in this vicinity. Quite a number of cases may prove fatal.
The profanity that can be heard on our streets at times from boys and men, some of whom are heads of families, is an outrage and a disgrace to civilization. There are but few boys in town who cannot put the proverbial sailor to shame with
their foul and indecent language. If the fathers will not, mothers should take these juveniles into hand and teach them better, and the men who are addicted to this loathsome habit should have more pride and self respect for themselves than to teach little children a practice that we are confident that their mothers do not approve of.
R. W. CLINE, Dealer in Dry Goods and Groceries, Boots, Shoes, Hats and Caps, Saddles, Tinware, Queensware, Harness, Hardware, &c, &c, &c. The celebrated Springfield Wagon sold at Springfield Terms and prices. The highest market prices paid for produce arid cotton. My prices are the lowest and goods of the best quality. West Side Square, Forsyth.
There is a class of young men in Jasper township who deserve a term in the penitentiary.
Born: To Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Smith on the 11th, twin girls. Mrs. Smith and the babies are doing well, and Joe is slowly recovering from his astonishment.
What is the reason we cannot have a new church built? It is certainly apparent that there is a sufficient number of professional Christians to build a Union Church at least.
Pierces Pleasant Purgative Pellets.
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Forsyth, June 26, 1890. --Two of the candidates for office in this county who have announced in our contemporary, the Kissee Times, are indebted to this paper, one for an announcement for office in the past campaign and one for a notice of the sale of his home under a Sheriffs sale. In both instances almost unlimited courtesy has been shown. If the courtesy due the NEWS is not forthcoming, an exposition of the names of these worthy gentlemen will be published.
Messrs. Bagley and Baker are hauling brick for the vault and chimneys of the court house.
July 3, 1890. --The court house roof is almost ready for the shingles.
Married: In Christian County, Mr. John Queen, son of E. B. Queen of this place, and Miss Maggie Bell.
The court house is rapidly forming the proportions of a building. The framing of the roof is almost complete and the cutting of the stone except for the south gable and tower.
July 17, 1890.--Wm. Woods says that he will have the Court house ready for occupancy about next Friday. He says he desires to get through as soon as possible as he is going to enter the field for Sheriff; he is confident the race will certainly be between Manning and himself.
(Our thanks to Mr. W. E. Freeland for permission to use the files of the 1890 Taney County NEWS.)
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