26 July 1884/Ste. Genevieve Herald/Misc II

Ste. Genevieve Herald
Ste. Genevieve, Mo.
Saturday, 26 July 1884

John S. WHITLOCK, who has the contract for repairing the River aux Vases bridge, went to St. Louis last week to purchase material. A numerous force of workmen is now engaged in the work and will, under the efficient management of our boss architect, soon put the bridge in a safe and sound condition. Mr. WHITLOCK's motto is "Dispatch."

We see, through the Farmington Times of July 18th, that "Charley BOYER of Ste. Genevieve, who is helping to plaster BRAUN's hall, met with a painful accident last week. The scaffolding on which the plasterers were standing gave way, precipitating them all to the floor. The inner part of one of Charley's thighs struck a hod, bruising his leg severely. He was able to be at work Monday, but is still quite lame."

Our readers will find this week in our announcement column the name of Peter OBUCHON of Saline Township as Independent candidate for assessor of Ste. Genevieve county. Mr. OBUCHON is well known as a man of unblemished character, who well deserves the confidence of the people, and is fully competent to discharge the duties of the office. He is subject only to the immediate decision of the whole people at the ballot box next November.

Last Sunday a party of excursionists, among them the "Progressive Cornet Band," took a trip on Gottlieb REHM's flat boat up the river to a point about 1/2 mile above Little Rock. Here, on a beautiful ledge which nature seems to have scooped out of the high and picturesque bluff for a picnic ground, the party had a jolly good time, entertaining themselves with singing, card playing, eating and drinking, and listening to the sweet strains of music kindly furnished by the "Progressive Cornet Band." In the evening the flat boat was decorated with trees, the branches of which were strong with Chinese lanterns, the whole, viewed from the shore, presenting the appearance of an illuminated floating garden. As this is a pleasant way of spending Sunday afternoon, we predict that excursions of this kind will be quite frequent this summer.

Our Silesian miners don't seem to take kindly to the life in Harrisville.   This week the second family, that of August DRUSCHKE, moved from the mines  to make their home in Minnestoa, where they will probably follow farming.   Mr. DRUSCHKE says the reason for his moving is constant sickness in the family and small wages.

A "veritable sea serpent," and no mistake about it this time, is infesting the river opposite town and making the nights hideous by unearthly noises which sound weird, wild and dreary, and very unlike those produce by a bad boy trying to scare some body. The one who brings the beast in dead or alive will receive — the thanks of the community.

Frank BABB knows exactly where profits come in. The other day, when he took Mr. AMBS to St. Mary, he met a colleague taking a drummer up this way. The two teamsters came to the conclusion that it would be time-saving and profitable to exchange drummers and thus they did, therefore saving half of the trip.

Several of our masons are busy laying the foundation for the elevator, to be attached to the City Mills, and George WEHNER, one of the proprietors, is sometimes seen lending his huge strength to further the work. Last week, he sustained a painful contusion while helping, his hands getting rock from the quarry, the injury, however, was slight.

Fred. JOHNSON, our colored friend, has gone on a rather extended vacation tour and the last we heard of him was that he had made na eloquent appeal to a prominent business man in town. As his wife accompanies him in his rambles, speculation had been indulged in as to whether he would make his reappearance, which we hope he will.

We have received a beautiful picture of the Southern Exposition, which opens at Louisville, Ky., Aug. 16th, and continues until Oct. 25th. The view is on the main bbuilding, which is one of the largest Exposition buildings ever erected. It covers thirteen acres of ground, and will be lighted throughout by five thousand electric lights.

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