Fair Play–Jan. 15, 1874-
Married-On December 31st, 1873, on Ames Island, Mr. Jarvis H. Ready to Mrs. Maryann Ames. Both of Jackson township, Ste. Genevieve county, Mo.
Married–On the 4th inst., in Jackson township, by Wm. H. Dutton. J.P., Mr. James Sikes, to Miss Mary Rebecca Furguson.
Married–On Thursday evening, the 8th inst., at the residence of the bride, by S.A. Gugnon, J.P., Mr. Frank Cole, of Texas, to Mrs. Adelia Hettig, of this city. No cake.
The “boys” treated the newly married couple to a grand “charavari” on Thursday night, which caused the bridegroom to “shell out” beer in profusion to “drown the music”.
Died–On the 9th of January, of pneumonia, Modest Florence Amoreaux, in the 71st year of her age.
Modest Florence Amoreaux was born in the town of Kaskaskia, Ills., on the 18th of November, 1803. She had been a resident of the city of Ste. Genevieve fifty seven years, removing here from her home in Kaskaskia at the age of thirteen years. She had been married twice, to Peter Bolduc first, by whom she had five children living at her death, afterward to Mr. Joseph Amoreaux. She left no issue of this latter marriage. In her life she constantly endeavored to follow the precepts of the religion that influenced her whole life. She was in all respects a mother to the motherless and a friend to the distressed, seeking misery and want that she might alleviate their pain and minister to their necessities. She cheerfully bore the crosses visited upon her by Him who “chastiest whom he loveth,” trusting in the true spirit of christian resignation to His own good time when the toils of earth should be laid aside for a blessed hereafter.
Uncomplaining in her trials she blessed the father’s hand that mercifully inflicted work in this life for her purification to the world to come, and gloried that amid (illegible) suffering greater than her own. He had given her the strength to aid His plans of mercy. Mrs. Amoreaux, throughout her life was a devoted and consistent Catholic, faithful to her God and obedient to the commands of her chosen church. When death came to close a life of usefulness and toils she calmly awaited its approach, and resigned to the inevitable, peacefully expired, attended by her sorrowing friends, happy in the hope of a peaceful rest from her labors and comforted by the last rites of her religion.
Died–On Sunday night, the 11th inst., Mr. Francis J. Moreau , in the 48th year of his age.
Francis J. Moreau was born October 17th, 1825, and was 48 years of age. His parents were (illegible) Moreau, Esq., and Louisa Detchemendie. He was married to Miss Kemm?? Cape Girardeau, on July 8th 1852 by whom he left ten children.
He was elected sheriff of this county in 1852, but resigned in the following year to become a candidate for the circuit clerkship. He was beaten by a decision of the court, the election resulting in a tie between him and his opponent, Mr. C. C. Rozier.
Mr. Moreau, essentially a self-made-man, not having had the advantages of a finished education, and having married quite young, he had many difficluties to surmount. His indomitable will and unflinching perserverance, however, won for him a respectable place in the estimation of the community. He began and pursuded his studies of the law alone and unaided. The appreciation of his friends was substantially shown him in the last election, in 1872, when he was elected to the position of prosecuting attorning which he held until his death.
Mr. Moreau was not a man of very high class of talent, yet he succeeded in winning for himself a consideration that would not probably have been accorded to a more brilliant man.
His kindly feeling and uniform rectitude attached to him all who came within the (illegible) of his acquaintance.
There might be some whose loss would be more severly felt but few ill be more sincerely regretted than the subject of this notice.
Fair Play–Jan 22, 1874
Terrible Accident. Mr. James Bell, who lives some five miles from this place, met with a terrible accident on Thursday last. He had been in town on horse back, and was returning home a little after dark, and when within a short distance of his sister’s, who lives on the road from town to his home, his horse stumbled and fell, throwing Mr. Bell in such a position that his leg was crushed by the horse falling on it, and also hurt his shoulder very badly. He called for assistance, but could not make any one hear him, and he was forced to drag himself over the frozen ground to his sister’s house, a distance of a quarter of a mile, on his hands and knees. When he arrived at the house, he found no one at home, and being unable to go further, remained to await their return. No one came to the house until Friday about noon to relieve his sufferings. His sister returned at that time and found him in great agony. Dr. Carssow, of this city, was immediately dispatched for. The doctor was soon in hand, and fixed him up to the best advantage possible, and at last accounts he was doing very well.
A Miraculous Escape. On Thursday morning last, Mr. Mienrod Danze, who lives in the neighborhood of Sauers’ mill, started out to do some hauling with his team in one of his fields a short distance from his house. He has two children, one a boy of four years and the other a girl of three years old, who followed after him, which he did not notice. They followed on until they lost their way and the boy returned to the house without the girl. As soon as it was ascertained that the child was lost, search was immediately instituted, but no trace of it could be found. The search was kept up during the whole day and night (illegible) but without effect, and the parents had given up all hopes of ever seeing the child alive again, when, to their great joy, the child late in the evening on Friday was discovered byMr. Baptiste Janis running along the Potosi road some distance from its home with one of it shoes and stocking off, which it was carrying in its hand. Mr. Janis took the child to a neighboring house where it was cared for, and the news of its rescue sent to its sorrowing parents.
The escape is a miraculous one when it is taken into consideration that the weather at that time was very cold and severe, and the child’s feet and hands were not even frost bitten and it was out in the cold for nearly thirty-six hours.
We are informed that Rev. Father Weigel, formerly of Milwaukee, Wis., has been appointed pastor of the Catholic Church at River Aux Vause, in place of Rev. Father Wachter, who is still very sick in the Sister’s Hospital in St. Louis.
We met our old friend, L. D. Walker, Esq., sheriff of St. Francois county, in town last Sunday morning. He was on the hunt of a prisoner who escaped from the Farmington jail on Saturday. It seems that the prisoner escaped from his cell into the main jail room by some means, and secreted himself when the jailer entered, and as soon as the keeper turned his back to the door he slipped out and made good his escape. Mr. Walker was of the opinion that he had made for the river with a view to crossing it, and gave notice to the ferry men at this place to be on the look out for him. We did not get a full description of him, but was informed that he wore a pare of gaiter shoes with a very small heel and he is rather a small man.
Fair Play–Jan 29, 1874
It is not longer a disputed point, E. P. Caruthers of Bee notoriety has been in the penetentiary. He writes a letter from there. We feel sorry for you, Ed., but then you ought to behave yourself better.
We are informed that Martin Meyer, Esq., has leased the Beltrami landings and is prepared and to receive and forward freight to all points on the river. We are told that Mr. Johny Kern will resume his old place as landing-keeper.
Fair Play–Feb. 12, 1874
Dr. R. F. Manning, of Bloomsdale, called on us this week–in consequence of which we are no poorer. The doctor is a clever man, and we believe a good physician. Long may he waive.
Died–At Bloomsdale, Mo., on the 22nd of January, of whooping-cough, Martha F., daughter of Jacob L and Martha Boyer. Age 13 months. The remembrance that “The Lord giveth and Lord taketh away” must be the comfort of the sorrowing parents. We sincerely sympathise with them in their affliction.
Married–In Ste. Genevieve, on Wednesday Feb. 4, 1874, by the Rev. Father Weiss, Mr. Louis Delcommune to Miss Caroline Ferry, both of this county.
“The Printer” was remembered with a piece of fine cake and a bottle of splended wine, for which the happy bride and groom will please accept our thanks. We hope their lives may ever be as pleasant as their bridal morn’,and that wealth and long life may crown their happiness. May parental flowers bloom in profusion is the prayer of “The Printer”.
Fair Play–March 5, 1874
Died–On Wednesday, the 25th ult., after a brief illness of diphtheria, Mary A., wife of Nimrod J. Bantz, in the 65th year of her age. St. Louis papers please copy.
Thursday–Mrs. Bantz, Mrs. Vion’s mother, was buried today.
Married–At the residence of the bride’s father, March 2nd, by the Rev. J. F. Rudy, Mr. J. H. Leavenworth, of Leotst, Miss., to Miss Martha A Chadwell, of Ste. Genevieve, Mo.
The happy couple have our best wishes and the thanks of the whole office–devil included–for being kindly remembered. We have a certain tooth which is exceedingly fond of wedding cake.
They were married late in the evening and left on the steamer at night for Mr. Leavenworths’ home in Mississippi. We are (illegible) to part with Miss Martha from the circle of friends around us, and feel certain that some certain young man will share with us the feeling . But our loss is Mr. Leavenworth’s gain. May their lives be long, prosperous and happy.
Fair Play–Mar. 12, 1874
Died–On March 5th, 1874, of pneumonia, James A. Bolduc. Age 43 years and 11 months.
On March 5th , 1874 of dropsey of the heart, Frederick P. Bolduc. Born the 11th of December 1823.
Fair Play–April 2, 1874
Mr. Charles Patterson and Miss Mary Kempf were married in this city Wednesday, the 25th inst., and departed for their future home last Friday. They will reside in Lamar.
Fair Play–April 16, 1874
Death has claimed another victim from our community. This time in the person of one of the oldest and highly respected citizens, Mrs. Maurice Chatillon died on last Tuesday morning of pleuro-pneumonia at her residence on Gabourie creek in this city. She was in the neighborhood of seventy years of age.
Fair Play–April 16, 1874
Died–On Tuesday, April 28th, of appolplexy Jos Bauman; aged 32 years.
On Monday, the 27th inst, of consumption, Bruno Janis; aged 26 years.
On Monday, the 27th inst., of pneumonia, William Bell; aged 26 years,
On Saturday, April 27th, of whooping cough, Mary Ann, infant daughter of Louis and Pelagee Ziegler; aged 3 months and 17 days.
Married–In St. Philoman’s church of Bloomsdale, Ste. Genevieve county,Mo., on the 21st inst., Mr. John Drury to Miss Clotille Caliette.
Fair Play–May 28, 1874
Horace, the only son of John B. and Margaret Robinson, of Perryville, died of congestion of the lungs on the 15th last, aged fourteen months. Little Horace was a lovely, promising child, and his loss falls with a crushing weight upon the affectionate hearts of the bereaved parents. The entire community deeply sympathize with them in their bereavement.
Augustus Leplant, son of Widow Leplant, who lives about two miles south of town, fell out of tree when tring to secure a coon the other day and cut his head quite severely, but not dangerously.
A little girl of Mr. Berthold Kissner of this place, had her arm dislocated two years ago and it never was reset, and consdequently the arm was crooked and she could hardly use it; but on last Saturday she fell out of a swing and again dislocated the same arm, and this time it was put back in its place, so now it is as straight as it ever was, and she has good use of it.
Fair Play–June 11, 1874
We are informed that Mr. D. W. Gilman, road master of the division of the I.M.R.R. between Belmont and Bismark, was seized with a fit of temporary insanity on Thursday last, and on Friday he was taken from his home at Fredricktown to St. Louis for treatment–Farmington Times.
We notice the genial face of our friend Ellis Harris in town again. He tells us that he intends spending the hot weather with us.
Mr. C. Baum is erecting a new dwelling house on Main street–merely to improve the looks of the town. So says the Freie Press.
Died–At his residence in Ste. Genevieve, of appoplexy on Friday morning, June 5th, 1874 Mr. Charles Bisch, in the 62nd year of his age.
Charles Bisch, the subject of this memoir, died suddenly at his residence in this city at half past three o’clock on Friday morning. He had been complaining for several days of a slight indisposition, but until Thursday was at no time confined to his room. Wednesday night feeling unusually unwell, he ordered a prescription of laudanum and during the night took one or two doses. Next morning he was found to be in a sort of comatose state from which it was found to be difficult to rouse him, and continued in the same situation untill his death. At first, it was supposed that he had taken an overdose of laudanum, but as symptoms developed it was pronounced appoplexy. Thus passed from our midst a prominently good man.
He was born in Philadelphia in the year 1811 and removed from thence to Ste. Genevieve with his parents in 1818. His father, Albert Bisch, was a native of Germany and his mother of Philadelphia. He has constantly resided in Ste. Genevieve since he came to the West with his parents and, together with his brother Henry and Thomas of Jefferson county, had been and at the time of his death was connected with several important mining enterprises. The celebrated Bisch’s mining of St. Francois county, lately sold to Messrs Chadbourn and Co. were among the (illegible) of the combined industry and speculative sagacity of the Messrs. Bisch. At the time of his death Mr. Charles Bisch was engaged in connection with Mr. O.D. Harris and others of this city in developing a copper deposit in this county.
Few men there are whose lives are as beautifully strewn with deeds of quiet good, unostentatiously generosity, and good will to all as was that of the late Mr. Bisch. During a life long residence in Ste. Genevieve he made and bound to him as friends all with whom he associated, and not even the false tongue of traduction can say that, through any fault of his, were his relations with his fellow men, disturbed in the harmony of their course The sudden death in the midst of life of a truly good citizen and man has caused a feeling of sincere regret in the hearts of all and a conviction that many a more brilliant life might have been lost to the world with less grief than that our our late fellow townsman.
Last Sunday a young man named Scott Rogers, son of the late Gideon B. Rogers, was out hunting with young William Hubbard. He walked out on a log in a pond to look for fish, when his foot sliped and as he fell, the hammer of his shot gun striking the log, discharging one barrel, the load taking effect in his abdomen.
Young Hubbard drew him out of the water and ran to Andy Parker’s house, several hundred yards off, and old Mr. Williams and his wife ran down to the pond. Rogers was alive and told the old people how it happened and died five minutes afterwards.
Rogers was about 21 year old, and was working for young Hubbard.–New Madrid Record.
Fair Play–June 25, 1874
Mr. Emile Guignon, one of Ste. Genevieve’s old boys, getting tired of city life has come to spend the summer months in his native place.
Now that the hot days are coming on we think that about two thirds of the dogs that are in this town should be done away with and thus prevent Hydropobia.
Messers. August Hertich and Ed. S Menard, who have been off to the Missouri State University at Columbia, returned home on Friday night and will spend the vacation days in old Ste. Genevieve.
Master Bryan Robinson made his entree into the family circle of John B. Robinson Esq., of this place on the 13th inst., and will no doubt call upon his hon Judge Carter for papers at an early day–Perryville Forum.
Fair Play–July 2, 1874
The body of Dr. Smythe, who died in St. Louis on Sunday, last ws brought down on Monday night and interred in the Catholic cemetry of this place.
Masters Joseph Bogy, from St. Louis University and John N. Munsch, from Kirksville Normal School, returned home last week to spend the summer months with us.
Mr. Damien Andre has been suffering with a bone felon on his hand for several days. It is the opinion of the doctors that they will have to amputate one of the fingers to save the hand.
Died–At his residence in St. Louis, on Sunday June 28th Henry Pernot. Henry was one of St. Genevieve’s old boys, but moved from here about five years ago, to St. Louis, where he worked for the Wiggins ferry Co. But at the time of his death, he was an officer of the Mounted District Police force. He leaves a young wife and two children to mourn his loss.
Mr. George Colbert, of Kaskaskia was accidentally drowned on last Saturday while crossing the river in a skiff. He, in company with another man, was coming to this place for the purpose of purchasing lime, and when nearly across, Mr. Colbert go up from his seat to get his coat, and losing his balance fell overboard. Before his companion could aid him he sank to rise no more. He leaves a large family to mourn his untimely death.
Fair Play–July 9, 1874
Blodgett, Mo. June 24, 1874.
Editors Dispatch: My little boy, Johnnie, about twelve years of age, was taken from his home by a man named John Smythe, about six weeks ago during my absence. Please inset this notice in your paper and say that I am here writing and praying for my boy to be returned. Said Smythe is deformed. His feet are clothed in large pieces of leather tied on with strings. He threatened to kill my boy if he did not go with him. Please help find him and you will be forever blessed. Respectfully, Melissa Pierce.
One day last week while Mrs. Rose Marchaud who resides some three and a half miles west of Perryville, was endeavoring to kill a snake, the reptile turned upon her and bit her in the arm, inflicting a very painfull and dangerous wound. Mrs. Marchaud is twenty-two years of age. Union.
On the morning of the 7th inst. the body of Mrs. Nancy Boshears, widow of the late James Boshears, of this county, was found hanging by the neck to a small tree near her husband’s grave, close by their late residence, some ten miles north of Doniphan. Mr. Boshears died some two months ago, since which event Mrs. Boshears has shown frequent symptoms of being tired of life. Previous to her death, she told a young lady who was assisting her in some household duties that when she died she desired to be clad in certain dress for burial. Her friends found the dress and other garments all together in readiness laid out with her own hand for the sad use.
Mrs. Boshear was comfortably situated for living, and leaves many friends and neighbors to mourn her untimely end. The only cause that can be assigned for this rash end and fatal act is grief.–Doniphan Prospect.
Fair Play–July 16, 1874
Mr. F. A. Roy, and family returned from St. Louis on Tuesday night. We understand they have moved back to stay.
Mrs. Jules Valle, and her son, Valle from St. Louis and Mrs. Dr. Pernot, from Van Buren, Ark., came down on Thursday night, Mrs. Pernot, will spend the summer with her sister Mrs. J. F. St. James.
A shocking accident occured below St. Mary, on the 4th inst. the particulars of which are as follows: Whilst thrashing wheat at a farmer’s near Mr. Jules Rozier’s, the machine became choked. A man by the name of Watkins thrust his hand in the mouth of the thrasher, with a view of cleaning the cylinder, and unfortunately got it too far in. His arm was drawn in and literally ground to pieces. Dr. Byrne, amputated the arm, but the wound was too severe for relief. The patient lingered until Monday and died.
A social private children’s party was given, to their friends, Tuesday evening, at the girls’ school room, by Misses Gussie Menard, Blanche Hertich, Cora and Emma Rozier. The room was well filled with the “beauty and chivalry” of the rising generation, and they were, not withstanding the altitude of the thermometer, to all appearances as happy as larks. The refreshments consisted of cake and sangaree, and were served twice during the evening, and the music which was excellent, was supplied by Messers James Christoper and Joseph Leclere. Dancing was kept up until midnight, after which the little ones dispersed to dream of fairer fields and brighter conquests. The room was tastefully festooned with wreaths of living green, beautifully relieved with here and there a boquet of natural flowers.
Fair Play–July 23, 1874
The beautiful grove on the farm of Frank E. Coffman, Esq., was the scene of a most delightful social gathering on Thursday the 16th, inst. The young ladies and gentlemen of New Tennessee settlement, tired of indoor suffocation, resolved upon an open air recreation among the birds, and trees and nature’s beautiful handiwork. Accordingly on Thursday last, from far and near, gathered in the hosts of pleasure seekers, each laden with baskets full of the good things of life, themselves as full of happiness and enjoyment. The viands prepared for the occasion were more than ample for twice the number in attendance and were tempting enough for old Epicurus most fastidious disciple.
There were present guests from Libertyville and Cooks settlement, and far and near from this county, some indeed from our own city.
A large platform was erected for dancing, fine music and light nimble feet and happy hearts to keep time to the violins inspiratory melody.
Though not present, unfortunately, we are told never was there a more decidedly successful pic-nic than this one and if the refreshment committee, Misses Mattie Bryan, Mary Blackledge, Nettie Couzins, Jennie Coffman, Maggie PattersonandPollie Sapau, exerted their usual powers of pleasing and supplied their guests with such excellent cake, etc. as that for which we are under many obligations, there can be no doubt of its success.
Again ladies accept of the editors of the Fair Play sincere regrets at not being able to be present, together with their thanks for the excellent cake.
Married–Thursday, July 9, 1874, Miss Isabella Libby of Vincennes Ind.,, to Geo. L. Wimer of St. Louis, Mo.
George we wish you and your happy young bride much joy and a long, happy and prosperous life.
We notice among arrivls this week, Jos. Guignon, and Lady who have come to spend a few weeks with us. Mr. Frank Lagrave and wife are stopping at Mr. Chas C. Rozier’s. Mr. Henry Lecompte and sister came down last week and will spend some time here. Mrs. Jules Valle and her son also came down on Saturday night.
Fair Play–July 30, 1874
Mr. Adolph Rozier, and family, from New Orleans came down on Monday night to visit.
Our young friend Clem Boverie, was taken suddenly ill on Tuesday last with something familiar to Cerebro Spinal Menigetis although the Doctors do not pronounce it that. He ws thrown into spasms several times; and had to be kept under the influence of Chloriform in order to get any rest at all for some time. He was a little better yesterday (Wednesday).
We extract the following from the Black River News on the marriage of Bro Ware: Chas. E. Ware, editor of the Farmington Times has married him a wife, and now one more editor is made happy. Miss Lizzy Bissel, of St. Louis, was the bride.
Fair Play–Aug. 6, 1874
The body of a floater was found in the river opposite the quarry on the 3rd. It had the appearance of having remained in the watter for a long time as the flesh was nearly eaten from the bones. There was nothing about him that could afford the slightest clue to his identity.
A little son of Mr. John L. Boverie fell from the second story of his house on last Sunday morning a distance of about fifteen feet, but fortunately escaped unhurt.
Fair Play–Aug. 20, 1874
Mr. Adolph Rozier and family who have been spending some time here, left on the Emma C. Elliot on Sunday for St. Louis from which point they will start for their home in New Orleans.
Mrs. Meyers is to open a boarding house at Little Rock in the building formerly occupied by Mr. F’k. Valle, so soon as the work of quarrying rock for the dyke oposite that point shall be commenced.
Mr. Carpentier Valle and the Misses Allen and Valle from Mine la Motte arrived in town Tuesday evening on a visit to their aunt Mrs. Bert Valle, who still lies in a critical condition at her mother’s in this city.
A happy crowd of young Ladies and Gentlemen met at the residence of Dr. Hertich on last Friday under an invitation extended to them by Mrs. Hertich on the occasion of Miss Clara’s fourteenth anniversary. Ye Editor was not forgotten, and we can well say that the party was a success and every body enjoyed themselves to their hearts content.
Fair Play–Aug 27, 1874
A man named John Ryan was accidentally killed, at Middlebrook, early Monday morning of the 10th inst. by the Texas train going south. No particulars of his death are known, no one having witnessed the accident. His body was found under the cars near the crossing. An inquest was held the same day and a verdict returned of accidental death. It is said he had a wife living in St. Louis–DeSoto Tribune
Henry Miller, son of A.H. Miller of Pilot Knob, was killed recently by the accidental discharge of a gun in the hands of a young man named Neal.
A young man named Jas. Brooks shot and killed, cold-bloodedly, his rival near Commerce, a few days ago. In a few hours after Jimmy was seen hanging from the limb of a tree, in the presence of a grim court, presided over by Judge Lynch.
Mr. Govero, an old man who lives about a mile from town, met with a very serious accident last Saturday, as he was taking his horses from the wagon one of them knocked him down and commenced to strike him with his fore feet, and had it not been for the timely assistance of his grand son he would have undoubtedly been trampled to death. As it is his shoulder was dislocated and he received other bruises which will disable him for some time to come.
Died–at the residence of her mother in Ste. Genevieve, of consumption, on Thursday, Aug. 20th, Mrs. L. B. Valle, in her 38th year of her age.
Fair Play–Sep. 3, 1874
Felix Rozier, and family left on Sunday for a short trip to DeSoto.
The Elliott took on about thirty passenger on Sunday night at this place.
Rev. Father Dunphy of St. Vincent College, Cape Giradeau, was in town this week, soliciting pupils for his school.
Miss Gussie Meyeres, has returned from her visit to St. Louis. That’s right, come home, Miss Gussie, we can’t spare any of our pretty girls.
Rumor speaks of a briliant wedding to take place in this City next Thursday. The parties are Mr. James Knaird of Quarrytown and Mrs. Agatha Obermuller of this city.
Fair Play–Sep. 10, 1874
The picnic and festival, given last Saturday, on the occasion of the laying of the corner stone of the new Catholic church at Bloomsdale was a very enjoyable affair. The ceremony was conducted by the Vicar General of the diocese assisted byFather Mullenbach of Punjaub and Lilley of St. Mary. A feeling and eloquent sermon was delivered by Father Liley at the conclusion of the ceremony. The site selected for the picnic was in a valley between the Church and Carron’s store. Stalls containing refreshments and good things generally were erected, a sumpious repast was spread from twelve o’clock until four and all and singlar such means as could be devised to render the festival pleasant and entertaining were adopted. Speeches were mad by Judge Robbins and W. F. Cox, Esq., and sweet music was discoursed by the Bloomsdale string band. Taken altogether we can but congratulate the managers upon the taste and executive skill displayed in the arrangement of the grounds and for the admirable harmony and good order that seemed to prevade the entire assemblage.
A little daughter of D. A. January living at Jennings station, St. Louis county, was burnt to death on Tuesday, the 27th inst. In company with playmates she was amusing herself with a child’s stove in a play-house about a hundred yards from the residence when her clothes caught fire.
Fair Play–Sep. 24, 1874
Seventy Five Feet From Life to Death–
An accident of a terrible nature killed John Anslinger, a salseman of the Mitchell Furniture company No. 519 St. Charles street, at ten o’clock yesterday morning. He went up by the elevator to the fourth flour, to attend the getting out of a piece of furniture, and after he had gotten off the platform, it went up to the fifth floor. A few moments afterward one of the workmen saw Mr. Anslinger, who had been standing not far from the hatchway, walked backwards toward the opening, dragging a sofa, and there is but little doubt that he had failed to notice the elevator raising to the floor above after dropping him, and that he labored under the impression that it was still waiting for him at a level with the fourth floor. He fell a distance of seventy five feet to the basement door, and as he fell his efforts to save himself turned his body in the air, so that he alighted upon his head and left shoulder. The bones were crushed to atoms and the poor fellow expired almost instantly. The accident occasioned great grief in the breasts of his employers, who held him in high esteem. They have made provisions to give him a decent burial, and will look after his private affairs. Deceased leaves one child, a boy nearly eight years of age.
He resided at No 2215 Adele Street.
Mr. Anslinger has been in the employ of the Mitchell Furniture company for nearly twelve years and was a most reliable man. He was about thirty-five years of age and married, but his wife a few years ago became insane and was sent to an asylum, where she is at present.–Mo. Republican
We clip the following items from the Perryville Union. A Sudden Death–On Tuesday of last week a young man by the name of John Franklin, stopped at the residence of Marion Davis in Bois Brule Bottom, to rest and to get something to replenish the inner man. He had just finished eating his supper, and was in the act of going from the table when he fell dead upon the floor. What caused his sudden death we have been unable to learn.
A Rare Discovery–Mr. John W. Thomas, residing some four miles north of Perryville, while digging a cistern on his farm last week discovered at the depth of ten feet a two bladed pocket knife. Mr. Thomas says he does not know who the owner is, but if he will come forward and prove property he can get his knife. We expect Mr. Thomas will have to wait some time before he finds the owner, probably until the final reckoning day.
A difficulty occured at Avon on Sunday last between one George Maberry and George McCarver, in which Maberry shot McCarver in the breast inflicting a severe if not fatal wound. Maberry, it is reported had not the least pretext in the world for committing the deed. The difficulty is said to have occurred about a game of cards. Maberry is said to be a very quarrelsome desperado and has had several other difficulties in which he has come very near killing parties before. A warrant was issued for his arrest, and parties are on the lookout for him. It is to be hoped he will be caught and made to pay the penalty for his crime. McCarver is said to have been a very quiet inoffensive young man and well thought of.
Fair Play–Oct. 1, 1874
Terrible Fatality. Seldom is a family visited by so strange and fatal a calamnity as has been lately experienced in the family of our respected citizen Mr. Theodore Bisch. Living in a large and comodious house, on high ground and healthy locality, with a well of what was supposed to be excelent water, a family of good habits and not luxurious tastes, yet here the destroyer entered, and now can be viewed the place in our village cemetry, where six of that family law buried side by side. Mr. Bisch’s family consisted of himself and wife and eleven children 4 girls and 7 boys, the youngest a girl about six years old. A colored woman with two children a boy, and girl, lived with Mr. Bisch’s family. Some three weeks ago, one of the oldest boys was taken sick, with what appeared to by Typhoid Fever, and after a short illness of nearly two weeks, died. Before his death others of the children were taken sick, with the same desease, and in spite of the best efforts of the physicans and friends, were soon laid in the grave beside their brother. In all, six died, four boys and two girls, and only two white children of those attacted are getting better. Both of the colored children were sick, the boy died but the girl recovered. The family physician, Dr. Hugh Berkley, was untiring in his attention and called in for consultation Dr. Pim, of St. Louis, Dr. Glasscock of Avoca, Dr. Hall of Potosi, and Dr. Smith of Annapolis. Various suggestions have been made as to the cause of the fatality, such as poison from the well and spiralis trichina, etc. Bubbles have, at various times, been seen to rise to the surface of the water in that well and a bottle of water has been sent to St. Louis for analysis. There seems to be no ground for supposing the existence of trichinea, as no pork has been lately used in the family. All the medical gentlemen mentioned above agree in pronouncing the disease Typhoid Fever in its most malignant form and generated probably, they say, by the water. It is claimed the well has not been cleaned our for many years, yet no family living there previous to Mr. Bisch’s have had any trouble. Mr. Bisch moved out of the house soon after three of his children died.–DeSoto Tribune
Mr. Henry Staltze, met with the misfortune to dislocated his ankle on Sunday night inst.
Fair Play–Oct. 8, 1874
Father Weiss has been remodeling his hot house.
We notice our friend, Mr. Henry Lawrence, in town this week.
Mr. William Roth met with the misfortune to loose his fine stallian on Tuesday morning. He had just brought him in to the fair to exhibit when he was taken sick and died in a few hours. We hear it whispered that it is thought he was poisoned. If this should be the fact, whoever did it is certainly a cowardly scoundrel. This is the meanest way we know of for a man to take revenge.
Fair Play–Oct. 22, 1874
A Boy 15 Years Old Kidnaped at Goodman’s Landing Ills., and Supposed to be Murdered–Incendiaryism in Mo. (Cor. Perryville Forumn.)
Ste. Mary, Mo., Oct. 13th, 1871.
Wm. Rutledge living at Goodman’s Landing, Monroe county, Ill. came to this city on the 4th, of this month and gave the following information: Some six weeks ago a stranger came to him and asked for work, he gave his name as John Graham, and said he was a scotchman and formerly a sailor–Mr. R gave him work and he worked well for three weeks cutting corn, and on the night of the 3rd of Oct., he borrowed Mr. Rutledge’s doubble barrel shot gun and a skiff to go over to shoot geese on a sand bar in the Mississippi River. Mr. Rutledge’s son William, a boy fifteen years old and another boy of a neighbor’s went with Graham to the river and young Rutlege got in the skiff with Graham, and the other boy waited on the shore for their return. After waiting some three or four hours he became alarmed for their safety, as he had not heard the report of a gun and went to Mr. R’s house and informed him that he was of the opinion that the man Graham had gone down the river as the skiff headed down stream when he last saw it. This news caused Mr. R much uneasiness and he got two of his neighbors to accompany him in a skiff and they gave chase and arrived in Ste. Mary at 12 m. on the 4th of Oct, and learned the boat he was chasing was six hours ahead. At this time Mr. R. was so much overcome with fatigue and distress of mind that he was unable to pursue the thief any further, but gave a discription of the party and hired George Boland and another man to continue the chase which became very exciting after passing Neely’s Landing, as they discerned a skiff several hundred yard ahead, and kept to their oars with renewed vigor, bit it seemed in vain. They kept in sight, though sometimes they could scarcely see their prize through the darkness for it was now 10 o’clock p.m. This situation of affairs lasted until they had passed Cape Girardeau five miles, when Graham pulled in to the shore to where there was a light and someone camped by it for the night. Boland pulled in after him, and staid all night, telling the parties he was bound for White River for a winter’s hunt. Morning came and Boland asked Graham to let him look at his gun, as he wished to purchase it. This request was complied with, and Boland immediately arrested Graham, but poor Willie Rutledge was not there. The skiff was splotched and spattered with blood, which Graham could not account for. Mr. Boland took Graham to Waterloo, Ill. Mr. Rutledge appeared against him. He had an examination, plead guilty to stealing the gun and skiff but said he left Willie Rutledge at landing 76, Perry county, Mo. but said Mr. R would never see hi son any more. Graham was committed to the Waterloo jail to await the action of the grand jury. Graham says he escaped from Jolliet prison some two months ago where he had only served five days of a term of four years for horse stealing. He is described as a brave desperado. He told Boland he would have shot him dead if he had not caught him off his guard.
Mrs. William Brown, daughter of Mrs. Enders, of this place who resided in Pochahontas Cape Girardeau county, committed suicide by hanging herself on Friday last. We have been unable to learn full particulars further than family trouble is supposed to ahve caused the rash act. —Forum.
Fair Play–Oct. 22, 1874
Many of our readers will readily remember the sudden death of a Mr. Kennerly a railroad employee, at this place. They will also remember that a story was in circulation that Kennerly was poisoned–that he had bought aconite for Buchu aDr. Bartlett’s drug store. Shortly afterwards a damage suite was instituted against the Doctor by Kennerly’s widow. The suit was carried from here to Charleston and was dismissed by plaintiff at that place this week.–Poplar Bluff Headlight.
Fair Play–Oct. 29, 1874
Died–On Thursday the 22nd inst. Thomas Percival, son of S. A. Amelia Bellisime, aged two years. Ironton paper please copy.
Fair Play–Nov. 5, 1874
A man by the name of John Kisilka, living near Potosi in Washington county committed suicide on Thursday last, by hanging himself to a hickory tree. Misfortune and desertion is supposed to have caused him to commit the rash act.
A son of Mrs. Botz and a son of Mr. Valentine Rutler, both shot themselves through the hand last week with pistols. Boys generally have but little use for pistols and when they put daylight through the palms of their hands a few times they will likely find out that they are dangerous weapons.
Fair Play–Nov. 12, 1874
Died–On Wednesday morning the 11th inst. J. B. V. Beauvais, in the 86th year his age after a long and pretrected illness.
Mr. Beauvais was one of the oldest inhabitants of this county and a respected citizen. He leaves a host of friends to mourn his loss.
Fair Play–Nov. 19, 1874
Little Bertie Baldwin, grandchild of Daniel Kitchens, proprietor of the Grand Central Hotel, at Poplar Bluff, was badly burned a few days since by her clothes catching on fire from a lighted candle. It is thought that she will recover, but will be disfigured for life, so says the Head Light.
Fair Play–Nov. 26, 1874
Died-At Bloomsdale, on the 12th inst., Mrs. Locadie Boyer, in the 22nd year of her age.
Deceased was married to Louis Boyer one year ago, and has been in ill health ever since.
A little stranger put in an appearance at Mr. Rutler’s last Saturday night, only a twelve and a half pounder.
We had an illustration of an Irish Wedding at the Quarry Tuesday night. Mr. Richard Sampson took until him a wife and during the frolic after the wedding some of the boys became wrathy and a slight skirmish occured in which oneFrank Winston was struck over the head by Ferdinand Bieser with a bottle and badly hurt.
Mr. Sol. D. Caruthers, county clerk elect of Madison county and father of the editor of the Bee, died at his residence in Fredericktown on the 10th inst. Mr. Caruthers was at one time editor of the Fredericktown Conservative, and has held several important positions in Madison county. He had recently resigned the office of Probate judge to run for county clerk, at the last election. He was a much esteemed citizen, and experienced lawyer, and was here in the interests of his profession.
Shot in the Mouth.–At six o’clock on the m morning of the 20th inst. the neighborhood of Bloomsdale was startled by the occurrence of a most shocking accident. Eloy Boyer, aged eighteen years, went to blow in a gun to see if it was stoped up, when it was accidently discharged. The ball ranged from his mouth to the back of his head, where it lodged, causing instant death. As Mr. Charles Govro, with whom Eloy resided, was about to start for a deer chase, Eloy asked him if he should load the gun–that is Mr. Govro so understood him–to which he replied “No.” It is generally supposed, however, that the young man asked if the gun was yet unloaded. There was a misunderstanding somewhere or else the accident would not have occured. Eloy put his foot on the hammer of the gun, and went to blow into it when his foot slipped off and the gun fired. He fell backward and the gun fell on him.
Fair Play–Dec 3, 1874
Mr. Griffin, of Cape Girardeau, had his body sprinkled with shot the other day, by a gentleman of that city who, as usual, didn’t know that the gun was loaded, and didn’t have sense enough to examine.
Fair Play–Dec 10, 1874
Married–At the residence of the bride’s father, in Farmington, Mo., Thursday, Nov. 26th, at 3 o’clock P.M. by Rev. G. W. Harlan, Mr. Isaac H. Rodehaver to Miss Juliet Boyce.
“Good move,” brother Isaac. For you and yours we invoke earnestly, felicity, tranquility, longevity, serenity, prosperity and–and–mulitplicity–New Era
Died–In the vicinity of Bloomsdale, on the 28th inst, Mrs. Susan Roussin, wife of Frank Roussin, Esq. of conjestive chill, aged 54 years.
Mr. Michel Chenue, brother of Julian Chenue, Esq., died at his residence of Kaskaskia last Saturday, aged seventy five years.–Chester Tribune
Fair Play–Dec 17, 1874
Married–On the 10th inst., at the residence of and by J. F. Rudy, Mr. H. R. Babb to Miss L. A. Fraser. Also at some time and place, Mr. J. T. Babb to Miss Sarah Parks, all of this county.
Mr. Frank Leavensworth is building a new house on the corner of Third and Market street, opposite Mr. Seekeger’s bakery. We understand that, it is to be used for a millinery and notion store. The frame work is already up, and the other work progressing very fast.
Fair Play–Dec 24, 1874
Mrs. F. A. ______, of French Village, presented her husband last week a handsome copy of his works, the couple’s in one volume–a boy.
A daughter of Mr. Wm. Patterson, about two years of age while playing on the porch last week, accidently fell into a can of water and was drowned before found.
Mrs. Meyer’s residence came near being destroyed by fire on Sunday morning last. Some ashes were thrown out in which there was fire and the cellar door being open sparks are supposedly to have blown into it which caught in some old sacks,Mr. Jaccard, however, discovered it in time and put it out.
Fair Play–Dec 31, 1874
Information Wanted. The whereabouts of one German girl named Mary Anchor is desired by her parents. She is about 20 years old, has dark eyes, dark complection, rather slender and tall, had a little boy about 18 months old with here when she left Dexter, in this county. Any information as to her whereabouts will be amply rewarded by her father, John Anker.
Bloomfield, Stoddard Co., Mo. Exchanges please copy.
We misunderstood the cause of the fire in Mrs. Meyer’s cellar last week. It caught in some sacks that had been used to stop the cold out of the cellar windows, and was first discovered by little Flora Meyers.