Ste. Genevieve Herald
Ste. Genevieve, Mo.
Saturday, 28 Jun 1884
FROM CHESTNUT RIDGE
Friday, May 20, 1884
To-day is the longest day of the year.
This is the latest wheat harvest we have ever known.
Chestnut Ridgers will cut the first wheat of the season to-day.
Corn looks well, but it is not very large for this time of the year.
It is said that the thermometer marked 92 at Valley Forge yesterday.
Our citizens here are very sober people, and do you know why? ‘Cause there isn’t any saloon brandy.
The wheat crop out here is good, and every fellow can have "biscuit for breakfast" for the next twelve months.
Our bachelor friend Charley SILVEY has bought a new cradle. He says he will swathe 25 acres of wheat with it.
Oats are "just splendid," and the "bull" and "boars" will stake their ventures this season on small margins.
The Baptist Church here will be dedicated on the third Sunday in July with appropriate ceremonies. Rev. John F. RUDY will conduct the services, with the aid perhaps of one or two assistants.
On last Monday the directors of this place opened the bids for the building the school house in this district. Mr. John MAYNES of this place was awarded the contract, he being the lowest bidder. His bid was $280.
Our fellow-townsman David HUBER made an electioneering trip down the Saline last week. He says he never saw better crops in his life, and he found the Saline Valley Yeomanry solid for Dave for sheriff.
Prof. R.W. CLAY of our burg has been employed to teach the Gordon School in Saline Valley. He has a term of five months at $50 per month. Mr. CLAY has taught two terms in that district.