~Items of News~
Banker MUNROE was out here yesterday, making a sale as trustee.
Mrs. SHORTRIDGE, of
Mrs. Anson VEAZEY and children have been spending some days at D.B.’s.
Mrs. Kasie KEYSER came down
Ed FORREST found a bee tree last week and took therefrom about 50 pounds of fine honey.
Edward CARVER, of
Licensed to marry – George L. FALLER and Cora A MERSEAL, David W. TUCKER and Cora HUGHES.
George SCHERER, an inmate of the county poor house, died on the 11th last., aged 81 years.
We had splendid rain last Monday, which did the corn and late potatoes an immense amount of good.
The aged mother of Chris.
We learn that William BROWN sold his blacksmith shop to Dan JARVIS, and intends to work in the Future Great for a while.
B. IRWIN came down from
Robert SMITH stuck an ax into one of his feet, on the 17th of May, and has scarcely been able to walk since. This is bad luck for a farmer.
William RICHARDS, of the
Government fleet at Bushberg, came out to
Miss Nancy GAMEL died, at her home near Festus, on the 15th last. She was an estimable lady, near 60 years of age, and had never been married.
Prosecuting Attorney DEARING dismissed the case before ‘Squire LYNCH, against POLITTE, for dynamiting fish, and filed an information in Circuit court.
The big free picnic comes off
Cibrion LALUMANDIER, of Ste. Genevieve, was relieved of $50 and trimmings, by ‘Squire JENNINGS, because he was handling a pistol too recklessly at the French picnic in Festus.
Mr. MCNEARNEY and family went on a visit to Mrs. M.’s mother near High Ridge, last Saturday. Simone left his wife and children there and is now living the lonesome life of a grass widower.
A patent medicing vender, who
was operating at
Mrs. W.H.H. THOMAS has been
visiting, for a couple of weeks, Mrs. BLAND at
Arthur BREWSTER had a severe spell of cholera morbus Sunday morning. Saturday night Mr. MCNEARNEY’s peaches took wings and flew away; but Arthur says it was honey, not peaches, that made him sick.
The whistle of the thresher
is heard about
John KLEISLEY, Jr., came near being killed the other day, in the manner that Mr. BRADY lost his life some years ago. While ploughing in new ground the plow hit a stump, and one of the handles struck Johnnie in the stomach. He was laid up for some days, but is now able to work again.
James T. CALAHAN, of
Jefferson county, and Miss Martha A. EAVES, of Dent county, were recently
married at the residence of the bride’s father, who gave them a magnificent
wedding, which was attended by a host of relatives and friends. Elder SHANER officiated. The happy couple now reside in
Mr. Lee DOERR died on the 18th
last., at his residence near
C.T. HORINE is disabled again since Monday, having neuralgia and other ailments. He has a hard time of it lately.
We hardly think the show next Saturday will have all that is on the large bills, but there will be no trouble about those who attend getting their money’s worth. The low price of admission – 25 cents – should bring a large crowd. Be sure and bring the children along to see the elephants and other rare animals.
They have finally concluded
that Mr. HECKEL, who disappeared so mysteriously a month or so ago, is dead,
and his wife has applied for letters of administration on his estate. It will be remembered that he went to
Mr. John M. GARDNER of
The following were elected and appointed officers of Joachim Lodge, No. [16?], A.F. & A.M., last Saturday night, and will be installed at next meeting: C.S. BOOTH, W.M.; J.J. WILSON, S.W.; John S. MCKAY, J.W.; C.H. KLEINSCHMIDT, Treasurer; R.W. MCMULLIN, Secretary; W.S. HOPSON, S.D.; M.C. HARBISON, J.D.; Henry SECKMAN and T.S. BREWSTER, Stewards, and Edward C. MERSEAL.
Writers of obituary notices are respectfully and kindly informed that we are often compelled, by lack of space, to abbreviate or curtail their productions. We aim to never leave out any important statement of fact, but the poetical part often has to suffer. We sympathize with the bereaved as much as any one does, but beg to say that the obituary business is often overdone with stereotyped phrases, while important facts in the history of deceased are as often omitted. This should be corrected.
SIEBER & Co.’s Mammoth Aggregation, Educational Exhibitions, Caravan of Wild Animals and Free Menagerie will visit our city on Saturday, 25th of July. This institution is a new departure from circus business and the introduction of novelties, acrobatic and gymnastic, and callisthenic exercises pleases the people and is proclaimed a success wherever this show has been. A parade of one and one half miles long is one of their features and the free menagerie is another. Open dens of wild animals, Elephants, Camels and Dromedaries should be seen by all and the biggest Elephant on earth should not be missed. Come early and see the parade.
Some of the ladies are questioning the reliability of the J. D., and accuse us of prematurely announcing the birth of a boy at Judge GREEN’s. We deny the charge. In last week’s list of births was included; “June 14th, to Mrs. J.F. GREEN, a boy.” This was correct. Mrs. KRAMER’s certificate shows that the boy was born on that date, that his father’s name is James Frank GREEN, and that he is a carpenter. Judge GREEN, it must be understood, is not the only J.F. GREEN in the county. It may be contempt of court for the other man’s boy to be born first, but this paper can not help that. We publish such things as they come, and are not responsible for any delays.
The County Union met here
last Friday, with a large delegation, and elected the following officers for
the ensuing year: John A. TUTTLE,
president; Reed MCCORMACK, vice-president; Dr. W.J. KIRK, secretary; M.F.
BYRNE, treasurer; Sullivan FRAZIER, chaplain; Aug. STROUP, lecturer; John T.
BURGESS, assistant lecturer; Alex. BOYD, R.S.; Omer JAHN, L.S.; B. WYNN,
sergeant-at-arms. D.A. MORRISON was then
recommended for county organizer and R.G. MADISON was selected as delegate to
the State Union. Dr. KENEY, Jr., and
Notice – The undersigned,
administrator of the estate of David HALE, deceased, will sell at private sale,
under an order of the Probate court, the following described real estate,
situated in Jefferson county, Mo.; 140 acres – east half of northeast quarter
and east half southeast quarter, section 34, township 40, range [8 or 3?]
east. Good frame dwelling and all other
necessary improvements; also an orchard.
For terms, etc., apply by mail to Albert HALE, Frumet, or R.W. MCMULLIN,
Charles B. CONINGHAM, who has
been a telegraph operator for John MULFORD, a St. Louis broker, left his home
last Saturday week ago for Frederick, Ill., where his relatives reside, and has
not been heard of since. A reporter went
to see his wife, who resides on
Corn and potatoes want a drenching rain.
Wheat threshing is all the go now, and turning out from 17 to 27 bushels per acre.
There will be a grand raffle near Seckman on the 25th, for a good saddle. The winner will be satisfied after that night.
Michael RITTEL died on the 15th last., aged 28 years. He was one of the most faithful young men towards his parents in this community. His death was the result of falling off a load of hay and being severely pricked with a stubble, which caused lockjaw. He was buried on the 16th at Maxville, Rev. SCHRAMM officiating. Many of his friends were present, and his old father will miss him sadly.
Our postmaster is not satisfied, when he is called on by his assistant once in two or three weeks to attend to the duties of the office. He had better resign and let some one get the appointment, who will see that the mails are properly attended to without any trouble. But he will hardly do that, because a Democrat might get there under our Sam, as Bill KINSEY’s time has expired. How is this for high?
A severe drought is visiting us at present, which is death to the corn crop.
Mrs. HAINES and daughter, of
Owing to the sickness and death of my grand-mother, I was unable to attend to the reporter’s duties the past few weeks.
Rumors are afloat that the A.O.U.W. lodge of this place will give another picnic on the 15th of August, but I think this a mistake.
We have had two new [section?] bosses since the first of June: Marion WILLIS was invited to resign and Dan DONOVAN took his place.
We had a glorious picnic here on the Fourth; plenty to eat and drink, and other amusements besides. I saw only one knock-down during the day.
Wheat threshing has begun in this vicinity, several persons having threshed already. P.B. FRAZIER gets 610 bushels off of 60 acres – a little better than 10 bushels per acre. This is a poor turnout for this section.
A swarm of bees lit in Marion
WILLIS’ chicken house, where there were three or four empty beer kegs. Of one the bees took immediate possession
and, I presume, got drunk and could not get out any more. When
~Fair Notes of the Belleville
District Fair of
The green stables now inside of the track will be moved out, and the track on the west side straightened and otherwise improved.
The new dance hall in the fair grounds is now receiving the finishing touch of the painter’s brush, and, when completed, will be the finest building on the grounds.
The bicycle races on the
first day of the fair will be the best ever had in this part of the
country. The premiums in gold medals
will amount to about $400. This will
bring the boys not only from
The carrousel, or merry-go-round, is certainly the finest ever seen in the West. This is now being placed in position on the grounds, and will be the delight of children as well as grown persons. The organ attached is a $400 one, and is equal to a full band.
The bricklayers commenced on Wednesday morning the laying of the foundation for the art gallery, which will be 48 feet long by 24 wide. This building will add considerably toward ornamenting the grounds, and, when filled with pictures and paintings of the noted and standard artists of the nineteen century, will be entertaining to the visitors of the fair.
She said, as she bade her lord good-bye,
“I really wish I were you;
You will sit at your desk all day, while I
Have a hard day’s work to do.”
And her husband answered: “Well,
Make a start
And you’ll finish ere I return, sweetheart.”
When her lord had gone, she idly sat
O’er her coffee an hour or more,
Then spent an hour in a cheery chat
With her neighbor at Number Four;
And afterward went for an hour to prate
O’er the latest scandal at Number Eight.
An hour at the window she stood to look
At a horse that was down in the street,
Then a cold collation she slowly took
And, being with work dead-beat,
She into her chamber calmly went,
And three hours in well-earned slumber
An hour o’er her novel she needs must pass,
And the day had worn on to night;
And at length, when her husband came home, alas!
She was working with main and might.
And her husband dropped a pitying tear
As she murmured “I wish I were you,
You men in life get all the fun,
But the toil of a woman is never done!”
Peaceful be they silent slumber,
Peaceful in they grave so low;
Thou no more will join our number –
Then no more our sorrows know.
Yet, again, we hope to meet thee,
When the day of life is fled,
And in heaven with joy to greet thee,
Where no farewell tears are shed.
There is no Death! The stars go down
To rise upon some fairer shore,
And bright in Heaven’s jeweled crown
They shine forever more.
And ever near us, unseen,
The dear immortal spirits tread,
For all the boundless universe is life, --
There are no dead.
Farewell, George, till we meet again in a brighter, better world than this.
Mrs. Nannie RUPPEL.
Whereas, we, as a church,
have cause to mourn the loss, by death, of four of our oldest members, in so
short a time and so close together that it seems remarkable, namely T.C.
CARVER, William S
Margaret REYNOLDS, who died
Dear mother, thou has left us in this
world of woe.
By thy presence in the heavens the stars
increase their glow.
Yet we hope to meet you, mother, in
that world so bright and fair;
For we know, when called to die, that
We may meet you there.
Notice is hereby given that
sealed bids for the management of the county poor farm and the care and
management of the inmates thereof, for a term of four years, commencing
W.L TOWNSEND, Clerk.
Term Docket of the Probate
Court of Jefferson County, Missouri, to be begun and held in the Town of
A.R. ELKINS, Judge.
Monday, August 10th, First Day.
Estate. Adm., Cur. or Ex.
Henry BAUER Margaret BAUER
John GALVIN Terry O’BRIEN
Stephen MAHLER Elizabeth MAHLER
Samuel MARSDEN Sullivan FRAZIER
John P NEFF Louis K WATERS
Adeline E PECK Julia COLMAN
Ann SWAYN Stephen R PERRY
Andreas STECKER William
Gertrude SCHMITT William SCHMITT
John TILLISON Sarah TILLISON
Elizabeth WHITWORTH Bernard SCHEVE
Frances H. WARNER C.H. WARNER
Sylvester A. WILSON J.B. BAKEWELL
Tuesday, August 11th, Second Day.
Elijah BURGESS W.H.H. THOMAS
Moria A. GALVIN Peter GALVIN
Jane GALVIN Peter GALVIN
Leroy HUSKEY W.R. WILLIAMS
Prewitt minors H.C. HARBISON
William STEERMAN August HOLLMAN
Virdie WILLIAMS Sallie PINSON
J.F. MANESS and G.W. GRAHAM will give a barbecue and
picnic at the Allen MANESS farm on Dry Creek,
There will be a meeting of the Byrnesville Mutual Protective Society at the Byrnesville school house on Saturday, July 28th, at , sharp. All good citizens of Meramec township, who desire to join us, are respectfully requested to be on hand.
Peter DUNNIGAN, Pres.
John GANEY , Vice-P.
M.F. DUNNIGAN, Secretary.
SEIBER & Co.’s Mammoth Aggregation. Educational Exhibitions, Caravan of Wild Animals and Free Menagerie
D.B. VEAZEY or H.W. MCMULLIN, Bargains in Real Estate
TRUE & Co., Money
?.C. ALLEN, $3000 a year!
F.P. KENNER’s New Saloon
R.P. STEWART, Livery, Feed
F. AUBUCHON & Son, General Merchandise
Louis GREVE’s General Store