Fair Play–January 6, 1883
Eli Vansickles, of the firm of E. R. Vansickles & Co., proprietors of the New Tennessee flouring mills, died last Friday after a long, painful illness. He was a good man and his loss will be deplored by many.
Mr. Jule Boyer had a birthday celebration at his home, on the plank and, Monday and gathered under his roof some thirty children and grandchildren. The brass band went out and discoursed enjoyable music.
Marriage licenses in 1882.
Fredolin Ehler and Jos’e Grieshaber
August Wipfler and Amelia Klein
Charles Stauss and C. Baumgartner
Lawrence Schmidt and Elizabeth Kranzle
Joseph Hofman and Elizabeth Roth
Felix Sucher and Lena Schmmert
Wm. R. Alexander and Jane Meyers
Charles L. Jasmin and Rosalie M. Keaton
Lawrence Linderer and Harriet J. Ranger
John White and Mary Cavalier
Geo. W. Shearlock and Luciada J. Rigdon
Frs. X. Thomure and M.A. Griffard
Mathias Ringwall and Mary Bahr
Joseph F. Rupp and Carrie A. Winter
James Wills and Jane Montrov
Joseph Flynn and Mary M. M. Roy
General Acuff and Mary Bell
John Black and Hannah Triplet
August F. Ott and Theresa Isenmann
Andrew J. Mayo and Sarah A. Wampler
Frs. A. Roussin and Julia Becquette
Henry Gisler and Agerda Friedman
A. D. Schumers andElizabeth A. Swift
John F. Brown and Martha LeClerc
John Craggert and Ellen Becquette
John M. Arnold (illegible) and Fried(illegible)
John C Mary Boyer
(illegible)Maddo(illegible) and L(illegible)Wydox
William M. Rozier and Virginia Thomure
James H. Burnett and Odile Dorlac
S. W. Thomure and Louisia Bowting.
William Gethle and Marg. Baumgartner
Robert Abell and Mattie E. Ayers
Benjamin Goss and Caroline Roth
Jos. E. Albert and Caroline Fazer
Wm. Watts and Mary J. Courtois
Charles F. Roy and Mary E. Allen
John L. Labriere and Sarah J. Ballard
William Schaaf and Josephine Firzkum
Walter J. Pratte and Celeste O. Bolduc
Jacob Coffelt, Jr. and Julia Frazer
Ferdinand Carron and Mary Roussin
August Shirman and Mary F. Carron
John M. Connor and Emily M. Brown
Alvert F. LaRose and Felicia Labruyere
Frank A. Klein and Katie B. Kastner
Andrew Valle and Lawra Staton
Louis X. Govro and Celestine Godiar
Leonard Schmelzle and Veronica Gegg
William Claywell and Catherine David
James Doolin and Julia Govro
Jos. H. Douglass and Louisa Lawrence
Seraphine Donze and Mary A. Koller
Charles F. Gegg and Mary A Klump
Andrew Thurman and Martha Richard
Joseph Thurman and Catherine Parks
Charles Calliott and Mary J. Wilson
Joseph Sampson and Lizzie Linderer
Theodore Ott and Mary Spraul
William Lehr and Emma Brown
Joseph Janies and Mary Tucker
Andrew Muessig and Mary Schaub
Bernard Allgire and Mary Rudluff
John L. Heberlie and Almira Griffard
Henry C. Rehm and Mary A. Basler
Noah Morice and Caroline Richer
Firman B. Clifton and Clara E. Calver
R. Lalumendiere and Dela Obuchon
Victor Quesnel and Felicte Thomure
Bernard Huck and Mary Figge
George W. Kelley and Mary Obuchon
Joseph Schweigert and Rosine Kromer
Joseph Kirchner and Catherine Mueller
John Kiefer and Josephine Huck
Gottfied Kreutler and Anna Kist
Anselm Kunz and Caroline Palmer
George Barnes and Dary N. Kirk
Anthony Valle and Mary Vogt
Joseph Hinkle and Mary Fowler
John Steiger and Josepha Keller
John Henry and Martha Boyd
Thomas Buckner and Catherine Watts
John Holsty and Mary Armbruster
Berry Williams and Mary Davis
Eddie Campbell, a small boy who lives with his mother in the rooms above our printing office, fell on the ice the first of the week and injured himself severely. He was taken up from the ice where he was lying inanimate, by Dr. Bernays and Firmin Rozier and carried into the Doctor’s house. It was sometime before he was restored to consciousness.
Fair Play–January 13, 1883
Marriage licenses issued–Henry E. Boyd and Susan E. Johnson; Amselm R. Thomure and Rachael Heberlie; Franz Blumel and Mary Staffen.
Monday, the 8th day of January was the anniversary of the battle of New Orleans. “Saint Jackson’s Day used to be a great holiday, but it is fast slipping into oblivion.
Born:–On Friday, January 5th, 1883, to the wife of Max Bader, a boy.
On Sunday, January 7th, 183, to the wife of Joe Fitzkam, a boy.
An attempt was made on Sunday last to kill Mr. and Mrs. Antoine Valle, of New Tennessee, by poison. On drinking her coffee at breakfast that morning, Mrs. Valle was seized with violent vomitings and her husband soon exhibited the same symptoms, though in greater degree. The couple lived alone and the wife succeeded in summoning strength enough to go for a doctor, who pronounced it an undoubted case of poison. Mrs. Valle is well nigh recovered but our informant said it was doubtful if her husband would survive.
Fair Play–January 20, 1883
Born:–On Thursday, January 18, to the wife of John Culver, a boy.
Marriage licenses issued this week: John Boehle and Catherine Jokerst; John Gegg and Catherine Sims.
Misses Blanche Bogy and Mary Schaaf left for St. Louis, Wednesday last, to attend the Sacred Heart Convent.
There was a slight fire occured in Wm. Hoffman’s clothing store, last week, damaging the stock some, but it was extinguished by a five-year old boy. The stock was insured by A. L. Lunsford; he adjusted and paid off the damage at $23.
Miss Tish Hutson, the daughter of a well-respected old citizen of this place, mysteriously disapeared last Tuesday and no clue to her wherabouts has yet been discovered. Miss Hutson is a beautiful brunette, about sixteen years old, dark brown eye, heavy build, prominent nose, large mouth and leans forward a little when walking.
Fair Play–February 3, 1883
Mated by Marriage. Leo S. Yealy, a Polpular Sales Man is United in Wedlock to Miss Mary A. Bleifuss.
The marriage of Miss Mary A. Bleiffuss, the amiable daughter of Mrs. B. Bleifuss, to Mr. Leo S. Yealey, a popular salesman in the house of Rozier & Jokerst,of this city, was celebrated at Nuptial High Mass at the church of Ste. Genevieve, on last Wednesday morning. Though the ceremony occurred early in the day, the building was comfortably filled with the relatives and invited friends of the contracting parties. The grand altar and the Virgin’s altar were beautifully decorated and brilliantly lighted for the occasion. Rev. Fr. Weiss, the pastor officiated, delivering a short and impressive address to the couple, during which he, himself, was visibly affected. The choir, of which the bride is organist, honored her by all being present and rendering selections from Hayden’s Third Mass in very effective style. The groom an bride approached Holy Communion during Mass and at its conclusion while they were offering their thanksgiving Mrs. Charles Rozier and her daughter, Miss Lucie, sang with the most pleasing effect the beautiful and appropriate hymn, “Holy Mother guide Their Footsteps.”
As the notes of the organ under the practised fingers of Miss Martha Moreau, pealed forth the grand melody of Schuchert Wedding March, the wedding passed slowly up the aisle, the attendants Mr. H. Clay Ziegler and Miss Barbara Rhinehardt preceeded the bride and groom. The bride wore a plain, but a very elegant dress of cream-colored nun’s veiling without train. The peticoat was finished with heavy lace trimmings and tipped with a coquille of silk. The pointed corsage was slighted cut out at the neck and there trimmed with a jabot of lace and fastened by a bouquet of orange blosoms held by an antique brooch. From beneath the coronet of orange blossoms on the head the pure gleaming white tulle veil fell down and encircled her form like a halo of glory. No ornaments were worn.
After the ceremony a bridal dinner was given at the bride’s residence to the nearest relatives and most intmate friends of the two famiies and in the afternoon a reception was held from 3 until 8.
(transcriber’s note–the article continues with a list of gifts given to the bride and a note about the character of the bride and groom. This was not transcribed)
Marriage Licenses Issued
Valentine Boyer to Mary Seewald; Joseph J. Gisi to Rosalie E. Rigdon; Francis P. Morice to Maryann Dinah LaRose; Leon Crump to Mrs. Josephine Bruigere; Leo Yealey to Mary A. Bleifuss.
Our young friend Frank P. Morice was married on Tuesday a week to Miss Maryann D. La Rose. We are sorry that we were so busy at that time that we could not give Frank a proper send off but of all the well-wishes he received for a prosperous and happy life voyage none were more sincere and earnest than those now extended him by the Fair Play.
How the news does travel and grow as it travels. A few weeks ago this little item appeared in the Fair Play: “By the death of an uncle in Father India, Father McCarthy, President of St. Mary Seminary, in Perry County, has fallen heir a fortune of $1,000,000.” This was clipped by our exchanges and passed about until the fortune had grown to $7,000,000. Then the Western Wathcman, a Catholic paper published in St. Louis got hold of the item and believing it not to be a fact, jocularly observed, Fr McCarthy who was a great friend of Archbishop Purcell, would turn it over to that gentleman for the payment of his debts. On this the Cincinnati papers took it up an in flaming headlines heralded it to their readers causing many a delusive hope to spring up in that diocese. At the time we published the item we believed it true as it had.
Fair Play–February 10, 1883
Owing to the illness of Rev. Fr. Weiss, no services were held at the Catholic church last Sunday. This is the first omission of the kind for many years.
Our young friend, Gus Lalumondiere, is dangerously ill with pneumonia.
Noble Schaefer, confined n the county jail sometime past under indictment for arson, gave bail last Monday in the sum of three hundred dollars and was released.
A sleighing party composed of Albert Tucker, Ken. Cissell, Ferd. Cissell, Vincent Cissell, and Misses Dorie Brewer, Frances Cissell, Louise Brewer and Alice Brewer, all of Perry Co., came up Thursday, took dinner at the Southern Hotel, admired our pretty town and returned home in the afternoon.
Fair Play–February 17, 1883
Died:–On February the 9th, 1883, at his residence near Bloomsdale, Mr. J. B. LaRose, aged 44 years, 8 months and 29 days. May he rest in peace.
On Saturday, February 11th, 1883, August Lalumondiere aged 24 years.
Thus another bright and shining light has gone out in the bloom of manhood. “Death loves a shinging mark,” is an old adage, which certainly proves true in the present case. We deeply sympathize with the bereaved parents and relatives. May the God of peace and consolation comfort the hearts of this sorely afflicted family, and bring them all into the blissful abode where all sickness, sorrow and death shall cease, and where God shall wipe away all tears.
A little daughter of Capt. Galaher residing at Little Rock, died on Tuesday of pneumonia.
Sliding snow from a house top fell on Joe. Fitzkam and knocked him a winding but he was more scared than hurt.
Fair Play–February 24, 1883
Died:–On Thursday, Feb. 15th, 1883, at Bonne Terre, Mo., of pneumonia, Benjamin L. Dorlac, aged 21 years, 11 months and 2 days.
Only a few short weeks ago this young man left here full of life and vigor and now we are called upon to perform the sad duty of recording his death. Verily, in the midst of life are we in death. May God rest him in peace.
Rev. Father J. M. J. St. Cyr, who long ago was pastor of this parish for many years, died in St. Louis, on last Wednesday, at an extremely old age.
Josephine Moser, a young unmarried woman, was arrested Monday last upon the complaint of Mrs. Bridget Jardine, charging her with criminal slander. The trial is set for to-day before Squire Roy.
Fair Play–March 3, 1883
Died:–On Saturday, February 24th, 1883, of pneumonia, Mrs. Ernestine, aged sixty years.
In memory of Leo Boyer, who died Feb. 20th, 1883, at the residence of Mr. Adolph Lalumendier, in this place.
He was a young man very highly respected by both old and young people. He leaves many mourning friend’s and relatives; among the latter an aged father and mother whose chief supprt he was while living.
We tender to those dear ones our warmest heart felt sympathies, trusting that they will not mourn, to sadly, the loss of their dear son, but calmly submit to the will of Him who through his divine wisdom, called him from earth.
The death of good old Father St. Cyr, which though not unexpected brought a sense of personal loss to many of the old time Catholics of the West, recalled with striking emhasis the newness of the great empire we inhabit. Father St. Cyr had preached in the old Cathedral which stood on the site of the present Cathedral on Walnut near 2nd. Not one of the churches now standing in the city had its foundations laid then. He preached in Chicago, the first Catholic priest to preach a sermon in the first Catholic church, which arose near the old Fort Dearborn. He lived in Ste. Genevieve in the days when that now sleepy village was the metropolis, or mother city of St. Louis and when the solid men of the older town looked on the more rapid growth of the Yankee city up the river as something speculative and evanescent. It was all in the life-time of a man. Long as that lifetime was there seemed to be as much of fitness as of fulness in it, for the old priest had that sweetness and holiness of life which the author of “Evangeline” must have known when he drew the picture of the Acadian Father Felician of Grand Pre, “priest and pedagogue both of the village”–Post Dispatch,
Fair Play–March 10, 1883
Our blacksmith, Mr. Wm. Beiser, is going to leave us and move to Crystal City, at which place a shop throughly fitted up awaits his arrival. Mr. Joseph Bader, the former partner of Mr. Bieser, will continure to do our blacksmithing.
Died:–On Sunday, March the 4th, 1883, at his residence in Ste. Genevieve, suddenly of disease the heart, Jules F. Janis, in the forty-ninth year of his age.
The subject of this memoir was born at Fredericktown, in Madison county, Mo., on the 11th of March, 1831, and would have completed his forty-ninth year in one week. Upon attaining his majority he removed to this place where he engaged in merchandising in conjunction with his elder brother. He continued this pursuit for a period of twenty years, and in the mean time he had becomne acquainted with, and known to, almost every individual in the county. Having settled his business as a merchant he entered into private banking business with O.D. Harris, under the name and style of Harris and Janis, of which firm he was a member at the time of his death.
On the 24th of November, 1859, he was married to Mary Boverie, of this place, who survives him, as also seven children born to them. In his capacity as a husband and a father he may have had many peers, but no superiors. From the date of his marriage to that of his death, he never suffered himself to utter one word that was calculated to wound the feelings or mar the happiness of his wife or children.
His aged mother survives him, and his devotion to her, who gave him life, was one of the most beautiful traits in his whole character. No day was allowed to pass without visiting her one or more times; and before retiring at night his invariable custom was to bid her good night. With qualities so endearing, his sudden death was a blow to his family and his mother so appalling as to call forth the heartfelt sympathies of every one.
He was emphatically an honest man. During a period of twenty-eight years in which he was engaged in business here, if he ever received one cent that did not belong to him he was unconcious of it. But, of all the traits of character which he possessed that which stood out the most prominent, to be the most admired, was his charity. Indeed, it can be truly said of Jules F. Janis that, poor though he was, the hand of want was never extended to him that was with drawn empty. His big heart every had a place for the wants of the por and he always set aside a portion of his income for their relief.
He was reared in the Catholic church to the rules of which he conformed throughout life. He believed, without the shadow of a doubt, that the church was able to lead him in the right path; and he submitted to her dicattes with the docility of a child. But he has been taken from us suddenly. He is gone from his family, gone from his mother, gone from us. His portly body and his joyous countenacne will be seen on the streets of Ste. Genevieve nevermore! Whatever of him that was mortal has been lain in the cemetery near by–his soul has ascendedto his Maker, to be judged, as we all shall be judged in the time to come. What that judgement was, we, who here knew him so long and so well, will rest assured; a place has been assigned him on the right hand among the elect. Requiescat in pace.
In Ste. Genevieve at the home of her son-in-law, March 3rd, 183, Mrs. Eliza Dudly, aged 77 years.
On Sunday, March the 4th, 1883, of erysipelas, Little Alva, infant son of John and Beatrice Culver, aged six weeks and two days.
Fair Play–March 17, 1883
Mrs. Mary Valle, nee Boyce, with her pretty babe. of Colorado, arrived in town Thursday, on a visit to her parents. Before her marriage, Mrs. Valle was a great favorite with all, and that time has not been so long ago but that her former associates still cherish a pleasant recollection of her sweet dispostion and gentle ways.
To the memory of Benjamin L. Dorlac, who died at Bonne Tere, Mo, Feb 15th, 1883, aged 21 years, 11 months and 2 days.
Tuesday, John Baumgartner was standing on the stone steps in front of Wehner’s saloon and some one calling him from the house, he turned around, slipped and felll down to the ground breaking his leg a little above the ankle.
Fair Play–March 24, 1883
Mr. Jules F. Janis of the banking firm of Harris & Janis of Ste. Genevieve and treasure of that county, died on the 4th inst, of heart disease, and Mr. Harris was appointed by Gov. Crittenden to fill the vacancy occasioned by his death. Mr. Janis was a gentlemen of jovial dispostion and fine social qualities, which attracted about him many warm person friends. His death will be deeply felt by the community in which he has so long lived an honored, respected and generous citizen.–Farmington Times.
Adam Smith, colored, who was confined in the county jail since the beginning of the present year, has been released under the insolvent act.
President Durand, of the Bell Telephone Company, was in town Monday and Tuesday, to see what the inducements our town had to offer for building a telephone line to Chester.
Died:–On Tuesday, March 15th, 1883, at Junca, Ste. Genevieve County, Mo., of pneumonia, W. B. Buras. The deceased leaves a family of a wife and two daughters.
On Friday, March 16th, 1883, at the same place, infant child of Jackson McDaniel.
On Monday, March 19th, 1883, at the same place, William P., son of W. C. Watts, aged 1 year, 4 months and 18 days.
Marriage licenses issued for the month of March: Joseph M. Eades and Mary C. Johnson; Reinhard Stuppy and Caroline Wener; John M. Kluck and Emma Patterson; Robert H. Hayes and Mary M. Brown; Amable Leon and Anna Mary Seibert, Charlie E. Roth and Sarah J. Roth.
Fair Play–March 31, 1883
Died:–At the residence of Mrs. Luecke, on Monday, March 26th, 1883, of consumption, Mrs. Tivole Moll, aged 45 years.
Mrs. Beeves is lying dangerously ill at the residence of her son, Mr. Edward Beeves, at the Cornwall Copper Mines.
Joe Munsch and wife, formerly of this place, but now residing in Farmington, are in town visiting relatives. Joe met with an accident some time ago. He was fooling with a circular saw and by some means his finger came in contact, result, half of one finger gone. Joe say it will be all right in a week or two.
Fron Coffman, Mo. March 26th, 1883.
James W. Counts a Baptist preacher of some note died of Pneumonia on the 22nd last, and was buried on Good Friday at pleasant hill church. Peace to his remains.
Old man Vogt 78 years of age and the father of the Vogt family of this township, has been very low with Pneumonia for some two weeks, but we are glad to learn they think he is better and hopes are entertained of his recovery.
T. J. Kinfong, of Fredericktown Madison Co, was at Coffman Saturday trying to buy mules, cattle and hogs, do not think he made any purchases on account of the scarcity of this kind of stock in this part of the country.
Fair Play–April 7, 1883
A Suspicious Character.
Vallee Harold, of the Ste. Genevieve Fair Play, arrived in town yesterday morning and was the recipient of many warm greetings. Vallee’s ability and good nature make him many warm frieds. We trust the editor of the Ste. Genevieve Herald will take no exception to the above, for we assure him that if we thought he had sense enough to travel from the City of the Saints to Frederictown, and wasn’t run out of town as a suspicious character before we had the opportunity of seeing him, we would be glad to form his acquaintance, and speak of him as we thought he deserved. Frederiktown Plaindealer.
Our friend, Mike Beauchamp came near being “wafted over the river” in a double sense, Thursday. He and Gus. LaChance were catching rails in the North Gebourie creek when, by some accident, Mike fell in and was being helplessly hurried by the raging torrents to a watery grave when he passed near enough for Gus to catch on to him with a hook and pull him by desperate exertion to the shore.
Mr. Felix Hogenmiller, now teaching the New Offenberg school, has occupied that position for thirty-five consecutive years.
Mr. Ratz, a mule and horse buyer from Red Bud, Ill., passed through here Tuesday with about a dozen head purchased in this county.
Died:–On Friday, March 30th, 1883, after a lingering illness of four months Peter J. Primo, Sr., a respected citizen of Bloomsdale, this county, aged 78 years, 1 month and 13 days.
On Sunday, March 22th, 1883, at Bloomsdale, Mo., Helen, wife of Frank C. Primo.
Fair Play–April 14, 1883
A negro, named Howard Underwood, was hung for murder, at Charleston, on the 6th, inst.
The editor of the Fair Play is in Perryville this week, in behalf of the state vs. Chas. F. Roy for perjury.
John N. Donze’s residence was struck by lightning, on the 5th inst, and a great deal of damage was done thereby. None of the occupants, however, received any serious injury.
Mrs. Mary Willams, nee Bono, formerly of this place but now of New Mexico, in company with her husband Mr. George Williams, was here last week, on a visit to friends and relatives.
On Wednesday, April 11th, 1883, by Rev. Father Weiss, Charles C. Jokerst to Theresa R. Hettig.
The happy couple have our best wishes and we hope their life may be long, prosperous and happy.
On Monday, April 9th, 1883, by Rev. Father X. Weiss, Charles Hurst to Luise Klein.
On Monday, April 9th, 1883, by Rev. Father Weiss, Zeriak Wipfler to Katie Herzog.
Died:–On Friday April 6th, 1882, at 10:45 p.m. of diphtheria and scarlatina, Freddie H. infant son of Frederick and Eva Knamm, of St. Louis, Mo., aged 1 year, 5 months and 9 days.
On Friday, April 6th, 1883 at the residence of her son, Mr. Edmond Beeves, at the Cornwall Copper Mines, Mrs. Judda Beeves, aged about 70 years.
Fair Play–April 21, 1883
Monday night we met Frank C. Townsend on the steamer Hudson and he informed us that he had pulled up stakes at S. Mary and was on his way to Oregon and Howell counties to seek a business opening. Frank is a sterling fellow, staunch and true to himself and to his friends and we wish him great success, of which he is fully deserving.
Much to our surprise, we were greeted on the streets yesterday morning by our friend Joe Rigdon, whom we supposed to be down in Texas. Joe had had just returned the night before from the Lone Star State by way of the Indian Territory. He has grown fleshy and said he had done well while away and exhibitied a lot of trinkets to show he had been among the “Injuns”.
Felix Lalumondieere, while fixing a hoe last Wednesday, accidently cut the end of his thumb off with an ax.
Charles F. Roy, charged with perjury in this county, was last week placed on trial at Perryville, to whence he had taken a change of venue and acquitted.
Squire Roy’s court is running a head of time this week. Thursday he was busy trying the case of Joseph Weller vs George Bauer, suit on account in which he rendered judgment for plaintiff for $9.60 and to-day he will hear the case of Francis Mangin vs William and August Kern.
Charles Rudluff was last Tuesday tried before Squire Roy and a jury on the charge of assault and battery committed on one Bernard Stevens and discharged. Stevens is a very excentric, if not cranky, individual and his antics while in the witness chair not only gave immense amusement to the spectations by effectually killed his case.
Died:–On Sunday, April 15th, 1883, Josephine, wife of Francis J. Ziegler, aged 59 years and 6 months.
On Wednesday, April 18th, 1883, LeSieur, infant son of Henry L. Rozier, aged 3 years, 2 months and 21 days.
Died:–On Monday, April 16th, 1883, Nicholas Martier, aged 55 years.
Mr. Martier was most highly esteemed among all who knew him. He leaves a wife and four children to mourn his loss.
Burk’s Creek, MO.
John Burke is making preparations to attend court as a juror. He anticipates a good time as there is a gay widow in the burg that he is intimately acquainted with. But whisper it not to his wife.
Fair Play–April 28, 1883
Louis Ratta, residing at the copper mines, split his knee in two with an ax one day last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Connoer, Prairie du Rocher, came over to attend the Shaw-Boverie wedding.
Married:–On Wednesday, April 25th, 1883, at the residence of the bride’s parents, by the Rev. Fr. Weiss, Henry S. Shaw to Miss Katie Boverie.
The groom is one of the leading lawyers and orators of this section and the bride one of the fairest daughters of the old French families. We extend to them our congratulations and wish that their lives may run smoothly and pleasantly along and be lightened by the sunshine of the pleasure and joy and darkend not by the clouds of sorrow and disappointment.
At the residence of the bride’s father in Eddyville, Ky, on Tuesday April 24 Mr. E. S. Menard of Ste. Genevieve, Mo., to Miss Katie Crumbaugh of Eddyville Ky.
The Groom is well known here, being one of Ste. Genevieve’s old boys, that his married life may be a hapy one is the sincere wish of the F. P.
The suit of Francis Mangin vs William and Augst Kern, set for trial before Squire Roy, last Saturday, was ended in a compromise and an amicable adjustment.
Fair Play–May 5, 1883
Jeff. Bunch and Thos. Nash engaged in altercation at Valle Mines, in which the latter was mortally wounded by a knife in the hands of the former and dying in a few moments. Bunch immediately fled the country.
Our young friend, David Kerlagon, is now fully authorized to affix the cabalistic letters “M. D.” to his signature, and is located at the German church and we are gratified to learn that he is meeting with much success in his pratise.
Fair Play–May 12, 1883
Born:–On Wednesday, May 2nd, 1883, to the wife of George Thomure, a girl.
On Thursday, May 3rd, 1883, to the wife of John S. Whitlock, a girl
On Thursday, May 3rd, 1883 to the wife of Major Wilkinson, a boy.
On Friday, May 4th, 1883, to the wife of Chas. Johnson (col.) a girl.
Married:–On Tuesday, May 8th, 1883, by Rev. Weiss, Henry Thomure to Clotilda Chenue.
Henry is the best of fellows and now that he has linked himself unto a very estimable young maiden we give him God-speed on his journey through life.
Fair Play–May 19, 1883
Reverend A. H. Gandolpho, so well known to many of our citizens, has been in town lately. During his visit he was the guest of Rev. Fr. Weiss. Father Gandolpho is no longer on the list of clergymen in active service, being afflicted with partial blindness, which was total until recently. He is over 71 years of age. His present residence is in the parish of the Immaculate Conception, Baltimore, Md.
Christ. Bettern’s new and pretty house in Cape Girardeau, which he had only lately built and moved into, burned down yesterday a week. Loss $2000, insurance $1000 and furniture saved. Fire seems to be the evil genius of the Betten family. “Uncle” John Betten, Christ’s father, of this place has lost, inside of a few years back, two dwellings by the same agent.
Died:–On Sunday, May 13th, 1882, at St. Mary, Mo., Martin Rond, Sr., aged 61 years.
Fair Play–May 26, 1883
Born:–On Sunday, May 20th, 1883, to the wife of Bart. Jokerst, a boy.
On Tuesday, May 22nd, 1883, to the wife of Chas. Rottler, a girl.
Fair Play–June 9, 1883
Willie Abernathy, who for so long a time has been an inmate of the county jail, on conviction for horse stealing, was liberated last Saturday, by a pardon from the Governor. We hope Willie’s experience has been such that he will hereafter walk in the straight and narrow way of honesty.
Marriage license issued since our last report:
Moses Morice and Clotilda La Rose; Charles K. Fitzkam and Julia Friedman; William A. Huber and Sophia Beck.
Miss Lizzie Zeiser will furnish cakes, pies, etc., to families at very short notice. She has in her employ Mary Sauers, whose attainments in the culinary arts are well known and appreciated by many.
Fair Play–June 16, 1883
Louis Schaefer and Ameda LaRose two small boys, had a rough and tumble fight, last Sunday and after it was over young Schaefer went into the house, got an old pistol and fired at LaRose through a window, but the bullet went wide of its mark, doing no harm. They were both walzed before the Mayor and fined $1 each.
George Thomure and Tony Samson will establsih a steam ferry at Little Rock in about two weeks.
Married: On Tuesday, June 12th, by the Rev. Fr. Pigge, William Huber to Mary Beck.
On Tuesday, June 12th, by Squire F. A. Roy, Ephriam Goss to Mary Nelson.
Born:–On Sunday, June 10th to the wife of Joseph Palmer, a boy.
On Wednesday June 13th, to the wife of John Muelhizler a girl.
We regret very much to hear that our old and esteemed friend, Squire W. C. Ballard, of Saline Township, has sold his farm and will probably remove to Texas. The Squire is one of Ste. Genevieve’s most valued citizens and it is not good for her to lose such as he.
Fair Play–June 23, 1883
Mr. Charles Boyer, son of D. J. Boyer and recently a pupil of Mr. Flynn has engaged to teach the public schooll in the Primo settlement next winter.
We are glad to state that our old friend, Mr. Charles Charleville, who had the misfortune to break his leg some eight weeks ago, is doing remarkably well and is able to be about.
As Adam Buba, a farmer residing near Bloomsdale, was crossing the Establishment, Thursday, in a wagon loaded with a reaper, he got into deep water and his little boy, who was with him at the time, was washed away. Mr. Buba jumped out after him and by a desperate effort rescued the child from drowning before his eyes. His wagon, however, broke in two and he lost the greatest part of the reaper, the wagon itself though was saved by the assistance of some kind persons who happened to come along at the time of the accident.
Mr. Wm. F. Cox, Henry L. Rozier and John Betten, Ste. Genevieve, Mo., were, in Sparta Monday. These gentlement came over to sell the old Wm. Ritchie coal lands, owned by the estate of Jules F. Janis, deceased, and John Betten. The gentlement were advised to wait, not sell until the land sale was consummated, and it might be that the Chester and Centralia Railroad company would take in the Ritchie mines in their route. The party were well pleased with Sparta, and after subcribing for the Voice returned home on Tuesday morning’s train.
Louis, son of __________Iseman, who was a former resident of this place, sometime ago, mysteriously disappeared from his home in DeSoto and nothing as yet has been heard of him, nor the reason of his disappearance.
Fair Play–June 30, 1883
Judge Thomas, of DeSoto, on Wednesday last, held an adjourned term of Circuit Court here for Judge Fox. The Beard and Obuchon cases were again continued until Monday the 30th of July. A special grand jury was empaneled and Frank Ryan, the man in jail on charge of stealing from Rev. Fr. Pigge’s house, was indicted. He plead guilty and was sentenced two years in the penitentiary. Judge Thomas only remained in town one day.
Fair Play–July 7, 1883
Henry Burns, the young and justly popular county Clerk of Perry county Henry Hooss and Felix Henderlight all three clever Perryville beaux, were up Wednesday, having under their escort Misses Lucky, Theresa McAtte and Nancy Brown, of their county and Miss Seiber, of Jackson, Cape Girardeau.
Miss Annie Moll, an attractive young lady from St. Louis, is spending some days with her aunt, Mrs. Olga Lempke.
Died:–On Friday, June 23th, 1883, Mary Ella V. Skewes, daughter of William and Laura Skewes, aged 1 year and eight months.
Born:–On Monday, July 2nd, 1883, to Mary, wife of Joseph Flynn, a boy.
Fair Play–July 14, 1883
Last Saturday, Joseph Willy was tried before the Mayor and a court for disturbing the peace of Mrs. Joseph C. Jokerst. The evidence developing the fact that the plaintiff’s peace could not have well been disturbed, the defendant was acquitted.
George Thomure and Tony Sampson will have their ferry here this week and will put it in the trade immediately. These two partners are thoroughly reliable and the ferry could not be conducted by better hands. They deserve all encouragement from the city and will meet, we are sure, with a liberal patronage.
Died:–On July 9th, 1883, at his residence in St. Louis, Robert Usher, nephew of Mrs. Amalie Biel, of this place and a member of the wholesale furniture house of Graig & Co., aged 43 years 4 months.
Fair Play–July 21, 1883
Sheriff Naumann never showed up to better advantage than on last Wednesday while he had one Frank Ritchie under arrest for disturbing the peace. Ritchie swore at and abused him in the most aggravating manner, but the officer preserved his temper and very properly refrained from abusing his position by giving the prisoner a good thumping, though he was really deserving of one for his conduct, but not while under arrest.
Born:–On Sunday, July 15th, 1883, to the wife of Henry Stoltze, a girl.
On Monday, July 16th, 1883 to the wife of Louis D. Thurman, a boy.
Died:–On Wednesday, July 18th, 1883 of consumption, Abraham Valentine, son of Valentine Rozier, aged 21 years.
Fair Play–July 28, 1883
Young Dr. Charles Hertich is moving his household goods to French Village and will engage in the practice of his profession at that place.
For the first time in seventeen years the wail of a tiny infant was heard in the Banker Harris’ family last Saturday. It is a girl and weighed over 12 pounds.
Born:–On Saturday, July 21st, 1883, to the wife of O.D. Harris, a girl.
Francis O. Fallert, Jr. has filed a complaint before Squire Roy charging John and William Linderer and Joseph Roth with an assault to kill upon him. His statement is, that on Sunday, while sitting on his horse in Mr. Christ. Jennes’s yard, the three parties named came up to him and, without any provocation on his part began to abuse him and make violent demonstrations towards him. Mr. Jenne came out and said if they wanted to fuss they must leave his premises and they started to leave, but as he, Fallert, was riding out of the gate they again assailed him beating him with clubs and pieces of fence rails. In partial corrobration of his statement Fallert carries his arm in a sling and his back is striped in black and blue welts. The cuts and bruises on his horse also show that he receiced a part of the blows intended for his rider. All three of the accused have been arrested and have given a bond to appear for a preliminary examination which is set for today.
Fair Play–August 4, 1883
When crosing the river in a skiff or flat-boat heretofore in warm weather, it has been Charlie Meyers habit to jump out into the stream with all his close on and take a little swim, but after last Mondays experience he is not likely to do so any more. On that day he was crossing in a sail-boat with several others and when a considerable distance out in the stream jumped in as usual. As he came up his shirt filled with water and the strain burst off a button at the throat letting the shirt slip down over his shoulders and partially pinioning his arms to his sides, thus depriving him of the free use of them. He made a desparate struggle, but under the pressue of the wind on the sail the boat drew away from him, none of the occupants being able to stay its course or render him any assistance. Seeing no chance for him in that direction he began to swim for the nearest shore, but incumbered as he was he made slow progress and it was an open question whether he could have reached it. After a time those in the boat managed to unship the the sail and gain control of the boat. They then went back to Charlie’s rescue and picked him up when he was exhausted and feeling considerably worse for wear.
John and William Linderer and Joseph Roth, whom we mentioned last week as having been arrested for an assault to kill upon Frank Fallert, waived a preliminary examination and were bound over in the sum of $250 each by Squire Roy to await the action of the next grand jury.
Our friend, Charlie Blackledge, as handsome and manly-looking fellow as ever, was about town this week. Charlie raised the biggest wheat crop this year of any body in Saline Township.
Fair Play–August 11, 1883
Mrs. Mary Yealy has given up her position as organist in the Catholic church and hereafter Miss Emma La Compte will finger the keys and manipulate the pedals of the grand organ.
It is the talk about town, on the authority of a St. Louis paper, that Mrs. Fannie Clark, who at one time resided here, killed a man up there some time last week, by cutting him with a knife.
One day this week Reinhold Ehler instituted suit in the Justice’s court against Joseph Burgert for seventy-five cents. When the summons was served on Burgert he paid the claim and cost, a total of $1.75.
Died:–On Friday, Aug. 10th, 1883 Clara, daughter of John I. and Melani Bogy, aged 5 years and 11 months.
Mrs. Libbie St. James contemplates a visit to the Perry County Springs in the near future for the benefit of her health.
Marriage licenses issued to Felix M. Hogenmiller and Elizabeth Muessig, and Charles Sucher and Annie Baumgartner.
A little black snake, seven or eight inches long entered one of Saraphine Donze’s bee hives when a war ensured between it and the inmates and in less time than it takes to write it, that snake was carreid out a lifeless corps, with thirty-two of the enemy’s javelin stingers sticking in it.
Fair Play–August 18, 1883
Mr. Tom Duvall, the buyer for Boverie’s House, was in St. Louis this week and purchased a large lot of seasonable Dry Goods and Prints, which has just arrived.
On Wednesday last Frank Lee of Jackson township, was united in matrimony to Miss Florence Meade, a daughter of William Meade, one of Jefferson county’s best citizens. We extend them the usual congratulations.
Seeing our note of a paper being published here along in the twenties, recalls to the mind of Rev. Fr. Weiss the fact that he has in his possession a copy of a paper bearing the lengthy title of The Independent and Ste. Genevieve Reporter and dated January 1st, 1822.
We are glad to learn that Judge A. Jennings, one of the good old citizens of Union township and who was prostrated with a stroke of paralysis, is recovering very fast. It is said the old gentleman’s pure grit in determining to get well is helping him along more than anything else.
An unfortunate accident occurred to Mrs. Lou Bauman and Miss Katie Arner, a visitor of her’s from St. Louis. On Thursday evening Jim Harris was driving them down from the furnace at a good speed and turning across a depression from the gravel road into a dirt by-road opposite George Thomure’s the sudden jolt caused the unfastened rear seat in which the ladies were sitting, to lose its balance and throw them to the ground. Both ladies received several and painful wounds about the back and were for a time in an unconscious condition. They were carried into Mr. Whitlock’s house, a doctor summoned, and they received every attention that kindness could suggest. At about 11 P. M. both had recovered sufficiently to permit being carried home and at this writing they are progressing favorably towards recovery.
Fair Play–August 25, 1883
Marriage licenses issued since last report: Charles Schuler to Annie Baumgartner; Peter Lalumendier to Mary F. Morris; Christopher Peterson to Wilhelmina Jenny.
Correspondence From Bloomsdale, MO.
The wife of Mr. Louis Hinkle has been seriously ill, but is recovering.
Mr. Henry Schweiss has two cases of diphtheria in his family. One of the little sufferens is eight and the other five years old.
Gid. Nothelfer, who for several months has been laid up with a severe attack of rheumatism, was around this week offering our merchants his popular Schotten’s brand of groceries. He took some big orders.
Married: On Tuesday, Aug 14 1883, at St. Mary, Mo, by Rev Father Madden, Peter Lalumendier to Mary F. Morris.
On Sunday, Aug. 19, 1883, at Ste. Genevieve, Mo., by Rev. J. A. F. W. Mueller, Chas. Schuler to Annie Baumgartner.
On Wednesday, Aug. 22, 1883, by F. A. Roy, Christopher Peterson to Wilhelmina Jenny.
On Tues–Aug 21st, 1883, at New Offenberg, Mo., by Rev. Father Pigge, Felix M. Hogenmiller to Elizabeth Muessig.
Fair Play–September 8, 1883
Died:–At Galveston, Texas, on Wednesday, August 29, 1883, at 4:35 p.m. Susan L. Menard, wife of Colonel M. Menard, in the seventy-first year of her age.
Mrs. Susan L. Menard, nee LeClere, was born at Ste. Genevieve, Mo., June 9, 1813, and came to Galveston in 1839, where she was married, by Hos. F. M. Gibson, first chief justice of the county (there being no clergyman here then): in November, 1839, being the third marriage after the organization of the county–Bishop Timon, then of Missouri afterwards of Buffalo, repeating the ceremony of the church shortly afterwards. She was the sister of Mr. I. S. LeClere, and of the wife of Colonel Medard Menard, the founder of the city of Galveston. The deceased during her long life, was noted for her devotion to works of charity and religion and the practice of those unostentatious virtures which make their possessor noted in spite of their shrinking from the public view and the avoidance of every appearance of doing good for the sake of applause. The simple love of christian duty and of her fellow-creatures, a knowledge of the shortness of life and of the vanity of the things which most interest the world; made the paths of duty that of choice, and left her no cause to regret any of her religion and love of her fellow-creatures. She retained her consciousness up to within a few moments of her demise, and fell asleep quietly and without a struggle. Galveston News.
Died:–On Saturday, 1st, 1833, Francis Dupont, aged 49 years. (transcriber’s note–the article says 1833 but is apparently a typo and should be 1883.)
Fair Play–September 15, 1883
Correspondence from Bloomsdale, MO.
Ferd Boyer, son of Jacob L. Boyer, has left for Ste. Genevieve, where he will attend school.
The oldest child of Mr. Charles Sucher recently fell ten feet into a cellar, which was being dug in to the side of a hill. It was pretty well shaken up and scratched but fortunately sustained no serious injuries.
It was Loaded.
Monday last while Arnold, the seven-year old son of Edward Seyssler, and a small son of Franz Jenny were playing about the premises of the latter’s father, they discovered a twenty-two calibre pistol and began handling it as a plaything. Young Herzog, an apprentice of Mr. Jenny’s, saw them and taking away the pistol from them pointed it at little Arnold, saying: “I will shoot you!” The words were not of his mouth before the pistol was discharged, the ball from it striking the child on the left side of the chin, knocking out two teeth and imbedding itself in his jaw. At this writing the bullet has not yet been extracted, but the doctor thinks he will be able to get out in a day or two without difficulty, and the boy is getting along all right.
Died: On Monday, September 10th, 1883, Matilda Moreo, aged ___.
On Tuesday, September 11th, 1883, Rebecca Mackley, aged 61 years, 6 months and 7 days.
Born:— On Monday, September 10th, 1883, to the wife of Joseph Weiler, a boy.
Married:–On Monday, September 10th, by Rev. Fr. Weiss, Joseph Schirmann to Felicite Labruyere.
On Tuesday, September 11th, 1883, by F. A. Roy, Chauncey S. Williamson to Parmalia Kluck.
Fair Play–September 22, 1883
Peter Moro, a former “devil” in this office, came home post-haste last week, summoned by the news of his mother’s dangerous illness, but he arrived only to find that she had breathed her last. Peter is now chief compositor on the Bonne Terre Reporter.
Noble Schaffer was arrested last Monday evening on a charge of having counterfeit money in his possession. It appears that evening Schaffer, while in George Sexaur’s saloon, was showing a couple of the guilded nickels of the late issue, about which there was so much trouble, to Albert Lunsford, and in this manner one of the Cuminingses, between whom and Schaffer there is a long standing grudge, learned of him. Schaffer having them in his possession and reported to City Marshal Thurman, who immediately arrested Shaffer and had him confined in jail. He was then confined until Wednesday morning, when no U. S. Marshal, on having been telgraphed for, appearing, he was liberated on a writ of habeas corpus sworn out before Judge Bants. About two o’clock in the afternoon a deputy U. S. Marshal, who had been delayed by the boat getting aground, arrived, but Schaffer was then liberated and not to be found about town.
Died: On Wednesday September 19th, 1883, James, son of John O’Shia, aged 5years, 3 months and 19 days.
On Wednesday September 19th, 1882 Martin Braun, aged ___ years.
On Wednesday September 19th, 1883, at Prairie Du Rocher, Ills., Basile Cyprian Lalumendier, aged 48 years, 7 months and 18 days.
The Martin Braun who died last Wednesday was the Superintendent of the poor farm. He was kindly and regardful in his treatment of the paupers, and the county will be at a lost to secure so competent a successor.
Fair Play–September 29, 1883
Last Monday as Miss Bell Ziegler was passing Mrs. Paul Lempke’s residence she was attacked by a ferocious big dog, owned by Mrs. L. The young lady was thrown to the ground by the powerful brute, which tore at her clothing viciously, and she, no doubt, would have been badly bitten had it not been for the timely assistance of Mr. Frank Bernard, who fortunately happened to be near by and who beat the beast off. When they heard of it Joe Ziegler, Peter Menard and George Sexauer armed themselves with shotguns, rifles and revolvers and started out to slay the dangerous animal and after a lively chase over the low end of town they succeeded in leaving about a half pound of lead in his carcass and timid young ladies can now travel around there without fear of being attacked by “Poor Rover.”
Married:— On Tuesday, September 25th, 1883, at Bloomsdale, Mo. by Rev. Fr. Huttle, Joseph Bader to Margaret Bayer.
Born:— On Saturday, September 22, 1883, to the wife of William Kern, a boy.
The will of the late Martin Rond, Sr., has been probated. It makes a bequest of $5 to each of his children and gives the bulk of all property to his wife absolutely.
William Hill, who had been abiding in the county jail for thirty days on a conviction for petit larceny in stealing Gottlieb Rehm’s skiff, was liberated Thursday, the expiration of his sentence.
Fair Play–October 6, 1883
Mr. Wm. Bieser, our boss blacksmith is going to leave us and go to DeSoto where he has a shop fitted up waiting his arrival.
The youngest child of Mr. Albert LaRose died and its body was interred in the cemetery of this place, on Thursday of last week.
Joseph Bader, one our best friends, embarked on the great sea of matrimony on Tuesday of this week. We trust he will prove a skillful pilot and reach the port of happiness which is the aim of life.
A tin peddler made his appearance a few days since and was quite a curiosity, indeed, to most of us. He chanced to pass around by the store of Mr. J. L. Boyer where he was intercepted by our tax collector who asked him to produce his license. He could not do so, but for some reason he was allowed to pass on.
Anton Hum, a very old man, fell down Mrs. Ringwald’s open cellar way, on Main street, Saturday evening late and sustained a number of very painful, but not fatal, wounds and bruises.
Emile Lelie has received from Washington a patent for a hameing that in simplicity and usefulness is said to excel any thing of the kind heretofore invented.
For correcting his wife by force of arms, William Guethle laid over in jail all the night precious and was brought before the Mayor Wednesday morning and fined $2.
Died: –On Saturday, September, 29, 1883, Louisa J., daughter of Herny Otte, aged 4 years.
Born:–On Tuesday, October 2nd, 1883, to the wife of Frank Falk, a boy.
Married:— On Tuesday, October 2nd, 1883, by Rev. Fr. Smith, Louis Langelier to Mary Labruyere.
Fair Play–September 29, 1883
Married:-On Tuesday, September 25th, 1883, at Bloomsdale, Mo., by Rev. Fr. Huttler, Joseph Bader to Margaret Baver.
Born:–On Saturday, Septmember 22, 1883, to the wife of William Kern, a boy.
Fair Play–October 13, 1883
The following marriage licenses were issued since our last report:
Louis Langelier and Mary Labruyere.
Joseph Bader and Elizabeth Baumann
Joseph Herzon and Mary Richer.
Francis C. Townsend and Mary E. Bond.
George A. Rankin and Alice Brown.
Joseph Philips and Marcelite Logan.
John Bluemel and Amanda Holzbecher.
Our St. Mary correspondent, in company with J. B. Clark, Miss Mattie Clark and Miss Gussie Hubbard, of St. Louis, passed through town this week enroute for Farmington. Our correspondent informs us that the people of St. Mary were agreeably surprised, Wednesday last, at the announcement that F. C. Townsend and Miss Minnie Bond were to be united in the hold bonds of matrimonry at 2 o’clock p.m. of that day. The wedding had been kept an utmost profound secret until the day there were married. Time and space will not permit us to give a full account of the wedding, but, however, we wish the happy couple a long, happy and prosperous life.
Peter Menard and Tom Rozier left Wednesday, for a trip south and will not return until spring.
Died:–At the County Farm, on Saturday of last week, Gottfried Worch, aged 3 years.
Mr. Flynn, of Richwood, Washington county, Mo., has moved into the building formerly occupied by Charlie Hertich.
Fair Play–October 20, 1883
William Jarrett and William Flemming are going to move to the Granite Quarry, St. Francois county.
Married: On Wednesday, October 10th, 1883, at St. Mary, Mo., by Fr. P.J. Kane, Frank C. Townsend to Miss Minnie Bond.
Died:— On Monday, October 15th, 1883, Josephine Figge, aged 18 years.
On Sunday, October 11th, 1883, William Schmelzle, aged 36 years.
On Monday, October 15th, 1883, Mrs. J. B. Thomure, aged about 70 years.
On Tuesday, October 16th, 1883, Isabella, daughter of William Baumann, aged 4 years.
Fair Play–October 27, 1883
Richard, son of J. L. Boyer, is now sick but, it is hoped, not dangeroulsy.
The litigation of Frank Brands against L. L. LaRose resulted in Frank coming out second best.
Three cases of diptheria, in the family of Mr. Jokerst, have been very successfully treated by Dr. Lanning. This is only one of the many diseases in which the Dr. shows his skill in treating.
Fair Play–November 10, 1883
The following are the deaths and births reported to the County Clerk up to date:
Births:–Mary H. Schweigart, Henrietta Wipfler, Jno. A. Govero, Frs. L. Haines, Jno. H. Kern, Jno. R. Kiefer, Harry F. Doolan, Wm. Lehr, Sophia M. Johnson (col.), Lottie L. Harris, Mary E. Fallert, Lewena Brown, Frs. J. Hoffman, Mary Babb, Oliver L. Baum, Hy. P. Weiler, Louis Thurman and Catherine P. Burkhart.
Deaths:—Agla Thomure, Gotfried Worch, Josephine Figge, Jas. W. O’Shea, Clara C. Bogy, Frs. Dupont, Virginia C. Scott, Theresa Jokerst, Jos. W. H. Keitler, Ida A. McReynolds, Flernay Claz Boland, Thomas Battler, Luvina Braun, Laura Jane Otte, Martin Brown, Mich. Bieser, Christina Schwartz.
Fair Play–November 17, 1883
Correspondence From Bloomsdale, Mo.
The five year old child of Mr. Simon Boyer died on Wednesday last.
Mr. John Carron has made, of wilde grapes, 500 gallons wine, which he has engaged at $1.00 a gallon.
The wife of Mr. Felix LaRose a former resident of this place, started from Crystal City, last Wednesday, to visit her grandmother who lives near here. She had been ailing for some months prior to the time before named, but thought she could make the trip without any material injury to her health. She arrived at her destination about 4 o’clock p.m. apparently in her usual health, but at 11 she was a corpse–dying of convulsions. In this instance we feel that God has taken one of his chosen, and it is a consolation to believe.
Married:–On Tuesday, November 13th, 1883, by Rev. R. Pigge, Frank Pfaff to Cecelia Schmidt.
Adam Weber, formerly of Farmington and an old friend of our’s, was married at Cape Girardeau, in the latter part of October to Miss Mary Moore. The wedding presents were numerous and valuable. We speed the young couple happily on life’s journey.
The case of John Forshee, a man who died down at St. Mary, only a few days ago, presents some features of interest to scientists. A great many years ago Forsee was, during harvest time, bitten by a pet rattlesnake. He apparently, soon recovered fully from the bite, but every spring since this, about the time the buds were bursting, peculiar spells would come over him, and he would wander off into the woods, and stay there for days without seeing or speaking to a soul, subsisting no one knows how, and it is said that if approached at such times he would give utterance, so strange sounds closely resembling the hiss of a deadly viper. As the spring would fase away into summer he would gradually recover his normal condition and return to his habitation and never give any evidence of his malady until the next spring.
Fair Play–November 24, 1883
Married:— On Tuesday, November 20th, 1883, at Ste. Genevieve, Mo., by Squire F. A. Roy, John Lachance to Miss Rebecca J. Pittman.
Died: –On Tuesday, November 29th, 1883, John Betten aged, 58 years and 6 months.
The deceased was a man who was universally liked by all for his kindly heart and generous and gently ways. Possessed at one time of a handsome competence and though he saw it pass, gradually away from him by financial disasters and ill luck, he never grew restive nor impatient under gathering misfortunes, but was always the same warm-hearted and genial old gentleman, with a cheery smile and a pleasant word for everyone. And while there can but be a sort of sense of relief that his many months of terrible sufferings are at last ended, yet their is a deep and genuine regret that he has passed away and for many a day will the dear and familiar form of “Uncle John,” as all loved to call him, be missed from among us. God, rest his soul in peace.
On Monday, November 29th, 1883, Martha, daughter of George Wehner, aged 3 years.
Fair Play–December 1, 1883
Born:– On Sunday, November 25th, 1883, at Prairie du Rocher, Ills., to the wife of Frank Cimino, a girl.
On Tuesday, November 27th, 1883, to the wife of Robt. Montier, a girl.
On Tuesday, November 27th, 1883, to the wife of Clovis Boyer, a boy.
The following is a list of the births and deaths reported to the County Clerk for the month of November:
Births: Mary D. Bell, Mary E. Fallert. Francis M. Jokerst, Cecelia Gisi, _______Siebert, _____LaRose, Mary R. White, Cyril F. Lewis, ________Bryson, _____Ribean, Louis V. Bogy, Josephine Braun, Valentine B. Raumshuh, Francis J.Hoffman, Luvena Brown, Henry F. LaRose, Mary L. Mintet, Lawrence F. Bauman, Catherine Meyers, ______O’Sullivan, James L. Beauchamp, Edgar Nauman–22.
Deaths: –Flernay C. Boland, Thomas Buttler, Lavina Braun, Valentine B. Raumshuh, John Betten, Charles Byre, William Schmelze–9.
Married: –On Tuesday, November the 20th, 1883, by Rev. J. smith, Mr. H. Basler to Agatha Herzog. Brilliant future to the newly made couple.
Christ. Betten and his wife, who were in attendance on their father’s death-bed, returned home to Cape Girardeau, last Saturday. Christ. is firmly of the opinion that Ste. Genevieve will in the not distant future have a railroad, and we sincerely hope his opinion is correct.
Fair Play–December 8, 1883
Correspondence from Bloomsdale, Mo.
The daughter of Mr. Damas Carron spoken of in one of my communications, as being very sick, has since died. Another of Mr. Carron’s family, a boy, is very low with the same disease.
Died:–On Monday, December 10th, 1883, Jacob Bieser, aged 74 years.
On Saturday, December 1st, 1883, Annette Chenu, aged 83 years.
Born: –On Tuesday, December 4th, 1883, to the wife of James J. Wilson, a boy.
On Wednesday, December 4th, 1883, to the wife of Felix Becquette, a boy.
Fair Play–December 15, 1883
Correspondence. From Bloomsdale, Mo.
The daughter of Joseph Benham is very sick.
Correspondence From Staabtown, Mo.
Died:— On Monday December 2nd, 1883, Marcelite Thomure.
On Thursday, December 6th, 1883, infant of Tobias Thomure.
Fair Play–December 22, 1883
The late John Betten bequeathed all his property to his widow and, by an arrangement with her, the Little Rock property has been decided over to the Roziers, who held a deed of trust thereon. Henry L. Rozier will here after manage this property for the parties interested.
Fair Play–December 29, 1883
Monday morning was prolific of reports of criminalities occurring on our hitherto staid and quiet county. One account of crime or causality followed so close upon the heels of another that even the coolest and most unexcitable of our citizens began to feel his heart throb with unwonted vigor as he wondered what crime or mishap would next be announced. The most startling, because the most shocking report was brought by H. D. Berry of Mile township, who arrived in town at daybreak to procure the medical services of Dr. Goff for Wm. J. Berry, who had been shot in the breast during an affray that had occurred Saturday afternoon, at Brewington’s distillery. Neither of the two men could give particulars concerning the affray, nor witnesses to the occurrence, and they seemed to be in the dark as to the cause. We have endeavored to get reliable news from those who were present, but owing to their reticence our efforts were not crowned with much success. From the best information at our command we glean about the following state of facts:
For a number of years Wm. Boyer and Bart. Kelley and Wm. Berry have nursed an old grudge that existed between the first named and the latter two men. This feeling of hatred was known in the lower part of the county in which all the parties resided. On Saturday morning, Boyer went over from his farm in Reed Bend to Brewington’s distillery, about two miles distant. There he met Kelley and three or four other men. It seems that Boyer’s name had been forged to a bond, and Boyer endeavored to find out from Kelley who it was that had committed the forgery, but Kelley, if he knew the guilty party would not tell his name. After several hours spent in a discussion during which the two men shot at mark in a friendly contest as to who should pay for the whiskey, the men then apparently forgot the former subject of contention and indulged in more whiskey. It was about noon when Wm. J. Berry came riding up, his horse warm as if it had traveled some distance. Shortly after Berry put in an appearance one after another of his relatives and friends came to the still. His presence (illegible) quarrel anew, and after it had grown into a considerable disturbance, a bystander, who knew none of the parties, interposed and suggested that Boyer was drunk and that it would be a good plan for the eight or ten men present to interfere and stop further hostilities. The stranger’s proposition met no endorsers and the quarrel continued, until at length Berry drew his knife and made a slashing cut at Boyer’s breast, which only cut his clothes but did not draw blood. Kelley, who was unarmed then seized Boyer’s gun which he brought with him that morning, by the stock and tried to wrench it from his grasp. In the melee, or may be before, the gun was cocked and Boyer, who was standing in the door of the house, held the muzzle of the gun in his left hand, keeping it out of range of his own body. In this position he reached down to his boot leg and drew his revolver and firing one chamber of its six charges sent a bullet crashing through the brain of Bart Kelley. He then directed its aim at Wm. Berry, shooting him in the shoulder. A man by the name of Chapman then seized Boyer’s arm and the third bullet went flying into space. Chapman had hardly taken hold of Boyer until he felt him sinking, and easing him to the floor, it took but a cursory examination to show that Boyer’s soul had departed. A bullet through the heart had done the work, Kelley lingered along in an unconscious state, with a ball in his brain for twenty-four hours and then died. Berry’s wounds were attended by Dr. Goff, who says he has a fair chance of recovery. At the present time no one has said or seems to know who fired the shot that killed Boyer. The grand jury is now in session and are investigating the terrible affair. perhaps the mystery as to who fired the shot that killed Boyer and what causes led to the killing of the two men may some day be made apparent, but at the present writing of this account the public will have to remain in the dark. By the death of Bart. Kelley nine children, most of them of a tender age, are left fatherless. Six children at the home of Wm. Boyer have been by the bloody work of last Saturday, bereft of a fater’s care and protection.
The above facts were learned from one who claimed to be an eye witness and we give them to the public with this statement that “one story’s good until another’s told”. We do not vouch for their reliability, but have no reason to doubt the truthfulness of our informant. Plaindealer.
Married: –On Wednesday, December 26, 1883, at the residence of the bride’s parents, by Rev. Fr. Weiss, Louis Doerge to Miss Honora Beauchamp.
The groom is a young friend of ours and the Fair Play was represented by its forman, who did justice the cake and wine that was passed around after the ceremony. The happy young couple started on their wedding tour the next morning and will not return for several days. Louis is a young gentleman possessed of many manly qualities, and now that he has chosen unto himself a loving young wife and has settled down in the blissful realms of wedlock, the “Best and Only Democratic” will pay him its weekly visits and help and encourage through life’s rugged path. May they live long and prosper, is the wish of the Fair Play.
Mr. John N. Boverie, one of our esteemed citizens, celebrated the 76th anniversary of his birth on Christmas day, by a family dinner. Though long past man’s allotted three score and ten, Mr. Boveri is yet robust and vigorous and a splendid example of well-preserved old age. We hope the old gentleman may live to celebrate his centennial.