Missouri State Genealogy Trails

Newspaper Articles

Republican Compiler (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania)  September 28, 1825
Sometime since we gave an account of the plunder of a party returned from New Mexico and the carrying off of a number of mules by the Osage Indians.  We find by a later account that the party attacked consisted of 17 Americans and 23 Mexicans.  Among the latter was a member of the Mexican Congress.  The number of the Osages was about 700. About 140 mules and horses were taken and the Mexicans were severely handled.
At 70 miles distance from the Missouri frontier the arty met the Road Commissioners going on well. On arriving at the first settlements the Mexicans stopped to refresh themselves and horses; after which the principal individual among them, the Member of Congress, was to come to the City of Washington for the laudable desire of becoming personally acquainted with the people and institutions of our country. – National Journal.

Republican Compiler (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania)  September 28, 1825
General Atkinson has received discretionary orders from the war department to continue the force under his command in some favorable position on the upper Missouri to protect the fur trade from the encroachments of the British traders. It is suggested by General Brown that the extreme north bend of the Missouri, approaching as it does most nearly to the British boundary and settlements might afford the most favorable position. – Ib.

Calamine – Large quantities of calamine or the ore of zinc have lately been discovered by Messrs. Froost and Le Suer, at the lead mines in Missouri.  This is an article of great importance and value, being one of the ingredients in the composition of brass, and it also furnishes the article called spelter, used in soldering tin and other metals.  The miners in Missouri were ignorant of its nature and uses and threw it aside under the name of dry bone.
(Source: Republican Compiler (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania), June 20 1827. Submitted by Nancy Piper)


Pardoned by Governor Stone
For many years it has been the custom for the governor to grant one or more pardons on Christmas and the Fourth of July to convicts who have served long sentences in the penitentiary and whose conduct has been of an exemplary character to other prisoners. Governor Stone has adhered to this rule and before he left for Chicago he made provisions for granting three convicts their liberty. The lucky ones were convicted and sentenced as indicated: "William Magill, convicted of murder in the second degree in Christian county, February, 1884, and sentenced to fifty years imprisonment: Houston Montgomery convicted in Carter county, October 1889 of murder in the second degree and sentenced for life:
George W. West, convicted in Barton county, February 1887 of murder in the second degree and sentenced for twenty five years.
Orrick Times (Orrick, Ray County, MO) July 9, 1896. Submitted by Lisa Smalley


Genealogy Trails History Group is a Volunteer Organization Dedicated to providing FREE access to Historical and Genealogical Data.
2006 - 2008 by Genealogy Trails -  All Rights Reserved - With full rights reserved for original submitters.