19 July 1884/ Ste. Genevieve Herald/Misc II

Ste. Genevieve Herald
Ste. Genevieve, Mo.
Saturday, 19 July 1884

We cannot refrain from tendering our sincere compliments to Master Theodore SPEARING, son of Mr. SPEARING, the great violinist and musical director of St. Louis, and a nephew of Dr. BERNAYS of this place. Young SPEARING, although but 11 years old, is quite a phenomenon as a performer on the violin. His wonderful skill and perfect execution on that difficult instrument at so early an age gives reason to believe that he will, at no
distant day, rival Ole Bull himself. You must hear him to appreciate him.

The Barlow-Arlington Combination closed their season of entertainment on Saturday night of last week, with Fogg’s Ferry." Mr. P.A. MENARD, who for the first time in his life appeared on the stage, played his part, the Judge, almost to perfection and seemed as much at home on the stage as a
duck does in water. His efforts were rewarded by frequent and enthusiatic applause from the appreciative audience. Mr. Barlow, the manager of the
troupe, promised to return with his company and play here during Circuit Court week.

Last Sunday the Coopertown Red Stockings were defeated by the Bloomsdale B.B.C. by a score of 11 to 29.

The Str. Charles Morgan was returning from an excursion last Saturday night when, at Horse Shoe Bend, she collided with the Central City, which was bound for Memphis with a cargo of flour and produce. The Central City was struck admidships and immediately sank. The crew were all saved but the cargo is a total loss, the river being covered with barrels of flour, whiskey, etc., of which Mr. NAUMAN has 12 barrels, Mr. BRICKEY 100, and others more or less. There are said to have been between two and three thousand barrels of flour on board.

Prof. D.M. BREWER, of New Orleans, La., the well-known master of elocution and theatrical art, will visit Ste. Genevieve on Friday, Aug. 1st, 1884, to give a series of dramatic recitations. Mr. BREWER needs no eulogy, his repertoire is very comprehensive and rich in tragic and comic scenes, and his artistic talents of a high order. Whoever saw him once, wishes to see him again, and we predict for him a full house every time he appears during his stay.

A GRAND PICNIC!

Will be given by the Catholic Congregation of St. Mary, on Wednesday, August 13th, on the hill above St. Mary, the proceeds of which will be appropriated to the benefit of the Convent School Building now in course of construction. At the St. Mary picnics are noted for their successful management, the pleasantest time imaginable may be anticipated.  Everybody is cordially invited to be present.

THE VARIOUS KINDS OF WEDDINGS

At the end of the first year comes cotton weddings; at two years comes the paper; at three, the feather; at the close of five, comes the wooden; at the seventh anniversary the friends assemble at the woolen; at ten comes the tin. At twelve years the silk and fine linen; at fifteen the crystal wedding; at twenty the friends gather with their china; and at twenty-five the married couple that have been true to their vows for a quarter of a century are rewarded with silver gifts. From this time forward the tokens of esteem become rapidly more valuable. When the thirtieth anniversary is reached they are presented with pearls; at the fortieth comes the rubies, and at the fiftieth comes the glorious golden wedding. Beyond that time the aged couple are allowed to enjoy their many gifts in peace. If, however, by any possibility they should reach the seventy-fifth anniversary, they are presented with the rarest gifts to be obtained, at the celebration of their diamond anniversary.

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