Fair Play; 1898 (Jan 1 – Dec 31)

Fair Play--January 1, 1898

Born, on Monday, December 27, 1897, to the wife of Mr. Louis Luk, Jr., on this city, a son.

Born, on Tuesday, December 28, 1897, to the wife of Mr. Thomas D. Godfrey of this city, a son.

Henry, son of Assessor Jos. Meyer, had the misfortune to cut his foot while splitting wood last Wednesday.

A telegram was received here Thursday morning from the officials of the Fulton Insane Asylum announcing the death of Mrs. Mary E. Bell of this city. Mrs. Bell was taken to the asylum from this place about two years ago.

William Geiler of this city has been appointed game and fish warden for Ste. Genevieve county by State Warden Buford.

On Thursday night of last week night watchman Willis Dearing of DeSoto was shot and instantly killed by Ross Martin while in the discharge of his duty.

Walter, the thirteen year old son of Mr. Elikam Ayers, died at his father’s residence in the Cottonwoods of diphtheria on Sunday, December 26th.

Mrs. D. C. Hope of Jackson fell on the ice at that place last week and was fatally injured, dying a few minutes later. On the same day Henry L. Caldwell of the same place fell and broke his collar bone.

It was reported in town the middle of this week that a man by the name of Scott was out and seriously wounded by Noah Beard near Minnith during a fight. The report is that Scott was out in ten different places and very little hopes are entertained for his recovery. No one from that section has visited our town since, so we cannot vouch for the truth of the rumor or give any particulars.

George Ward, alias “Buff,” was instantly killed on Xmas eve. by his half-brother Joe Frank, at their home in Coffman. Both men are colored and bear a bad reputation in the neighborhood in which they live. A member of the coroner’s jury was in town Thursday and from him we learn the following: The murdered man and his brother were engaged in a fist-fight over some trivial matter and “Buff,” who was getting the worst of the fight, pulled his razor. The men were fighting in the room and Frank left and procured a shot-gun and when “Buff” came into the yard shot him in the back of the head, killing him instantly. Frank immediately gave himself up and was placed under $500 bond by ‘Squire Bowling. The preliminary hearing will take place before the same ‘Squire next Friday, 17th inst.

Weingarten Items. A painful accident befell the two little girls of Mr. Joseph Koller of this place last Sunday morning as the children were returning home from church, the horse on which they were riding ran away throwing the frightened children to the ground. The oldest child’s shoulder was dislocated while the younger child was hurt also, but not serious.

Fair Play--January 8, 1898

Born, on Friday, December 31, 1897, to the wife of Mr. Joseph  Gisi of this city, a daughter.

Born, on Friday, December 31, 1897, to the wife of Mr. Felix Bogy of this city, a daughter.

Born, on Monday, January 3, 1898, to the wife of Mr. Lucien Lalumondiere of this city, a son.

Charles Siebert, proprietor of the Star Livery Stable, sold out this week to Dr. James Davis.

Mr. Thomas Lloyd, an old resident of Farmington, died suddenly on December 26, at the age of 74 years and 6 months.

John Steiger was arrested this week for assaulting the twelve-year-old son of George Beckermann. He plead guilty on Thursday and was fined $5 and costs.

Mr. John L. Boverie went to Prairie du Rocher Tuesday to visit Mr. Wm. H. Conner, who has been seriously ill, but we are glad to say he is now improving.

Mrs. Florence Akers, formerly of this city, committed suicide in East St. Louis last Tuesday afternoon by shooting herself through the heart with a revolver. The refusal of her lover to marry her is given as the cause of the rash act.

Some miscreant fired a shot through a window in Andrew Wilder’s residence at Little Rock landing Thursday night while the family were asleep. The bullet passed over the bed and lodged in the wall where it was found the next day. No doubt this was an accident but the promiscuous firing of guns should be done away with and the offenders severely punished.

Died, at her home in Arcadia, Mo, on Monday, December 27th, 1897, at 4:17 o’clock P. M., Mrs. Mary Moore, aged eighty-eight years, seven months and twelve days. The deceased was probably the oldest resident of the Valley, having lived in Arcadia for over fifty years. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. McGhee and Miss Mary Moore, of Arcadia, and a son, Dr. Moore, of Reynolds county, to revere her memory. The funeral occurred from the Arcadia Convent Chapel Wednesday morning.--Ironton Register.

The steamer Calhoun arrived here last Friday night about six o’clock on her way down the river. The boat laid up at Little Rock all night and Capt. Simms and the crew came down to Ste. Genevieve to see the Gaiannee and attend the New Year ball at Union Hall. The boat left early next morning but was caught in the ice at Chester and has been laid up there since. The weather has moderated considerably the last few days and as the river is now almost clear of ice the boat will probably pass up in a few days.

The cooper shop of the Cone Mills was totally destroyed by fire early Monday morning. John Schwent discovered the fire about 4:45 o’clock A. M. and gave the alarm and in a few minutes a crowd had gathered at the fire. The engine was brought out, but the flames had gained such headway it was impossible to save the  building or its contents, still the surrounding buildings were saved which could not have been done without the engine. The warehouse adjoining was filled with flour and grain and caught afire several times, but the flames were promptly extinguished. It is impossible to state how the fire originated unless it was the work of an incendiary as the cooper shop has been closed since the Friday previous.  Mr. Bracy, the head cooper, lost all of his tools which were in the building. At the time of the fire there were about 5,000 barrels in the shop and only 500 of this number were saved. The building and its contents were fully insured.

Weingarten Items. On Thursday of last week Gus Hermann had the misfortune to lose the first joint of his right index finger. Mr. Herman was crushing corn and it seems that the machine became choked and he put his hand in while in motion with the above result.

Minnith News. William Schoof has taken Samuel Haud’s place in the blacksmith shop with Bart Adams.

Little Loyd Henderson died at the residence of James Boland last Sunday morning at 2 o’clock.

Mrs. Ferd. Voelker has been very ill for sometime. Dr. Burgess of St. Mary’s is treating the case.

Frank Thomure took a sleigh ride on a ladder during the sleet ice and fell and hurt his arm.

Fair Play--January 15, 1898

Born, on Sunday, January 9, 1898, to the wife of Mr. William Basler of this city, a son.

Died, on Monday, January 16, 1898, Mamie, beloved daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas D. Godfrey, aged 14 months.

A marriage license was issued this week to Dr. Henry Vogt and Miss Theresia Jokerst, both of River aux Vases.

Alice, the four-year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Coffman (colored) died of paralysis on Friday, January 7th.

Andrew Wilder, the Little Rock landing keeper, purchased the Boyer lime quarry, about eight acres, this week for $2,250.

Born, on Sunday, January 9, 1898, to the wife of Lawrence Naeger of River aux Vases, a daughter.

Married, on Monday morning, January 10, 1898, at the Catholic Church by Rev. Father C. L. van Tourenhout, Mr. Anton Henni and Mrs. Caroline Bahr, both of Ste. Genevieve.

Mr. Joseph Morice of this city and Miss Octavia LaRose of Bloomsdale were married last Friday, 7th inst., by Rev. Father Busch at Bloomsdale. The happy couple will make their home in Ste. Genevieve.

Married, at the Catholic Church  in this city on Monday, January 18, 1898, at 2 o’clock P.M., Mr. Thomas Corney and Miss Lucinda Godair, both of Moreau’s Island. Louis Kennard was the groomsman and Miss Josephine Lalumondiere acted as bridesmaid. The evening was happily spent with dancing and other enjoyments by invited guests of the married couple.

The preliminary hearing of Joseph Franks, charged with the murder of George ward, on December 23rd, took place before ‘Squire Bowling near Avon last Friday and Franks was placed under $1,000 bond to appear before the grand jury. The bond was promptly given. Attorneys Jasper N. Burkes and Aldrew Abernathy represented the defendant and Prosecuting Attorney Stanton appeared for the State.

Mr. August Streibel and Mrs. Frances Braun of Ste. Genevieve were married during mass at the Catholic Church on Monday morning, January 10, 1898, at 8 o’clock.

John T. Baird, who has had charge of the engine and machinery at Moerschel’s Brewery and ice plant for the past seven years, resigned his position with the first of the year, and left this morning for Ste. Genevieve, where he will take charge of a beer and ice plant. Mr. Baird is a first-class engineer and we regret to see him leave St. Charles. Mr. Baird and children are visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. David Davis at Black Walnut and will rejoin her husband at Ste. Genevieve in a couple of weeks.--St. Charles Banner, Jan 6.

Weingarten Items. Mrs. Aloysius Scheuz is seriously ill.

We are sorry to state that Lawrence Jacob is still in a very precarious condition. It is now almost three months since he was stabbed by some unknown person at a ball given by his brother Frank. It is sad to think that trifles may lead to such serious consequences, and at the same time one would hardly think that our community is cursed with such inhuman wretches or would-be murderers.

Fair Play--January 22, 1898

Born, on Monday, January 17, 1898, to the wife of Mr. Frank Burgert of Ste. Genevieve, a son.

A daughter was born to the wife of Mr. Joseph Lorch of Ste. Genevieve on Sunday, January 16, 1898.

Born, on Sunday, January 10, 1898 to the wife of Alfred Amoreaux (colored) of this city, a daughter.

Born, on Sunday, January 23, 1898, to the wife of Charles Jacobs (colored) a son.

Mr. William F. Jewett and Mrs. Emily V. Schaefer were married in this city last Wednesday, 19th inst., by Judge G. Hoffman.

Lucien Lalumondiere now has a position as bar-keeper on the steamer Belle of Calhoun.

A marriage license was issued this week to Joseph Figge of Zell and Miss Cecelia K. Grass of Bloomsdale.

Edmund Price, the restaurant keeper, died suddenly in this city Wednesday morning,  January 10 at four o’clock at the age of 73 years. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery at Valle Spring Thursday afternoon.

The body of Rev. Father Kurtenbach, at one time pastor at Bloomsdale, was found floating in the river at the foot of Popular street in St. Louis Wednesday. The reverend gentleman had been ill at the Alexian Brothers’ Hospital in that city for some time and his death is a mystery.

Weingarten Items. The little son of Dave Hogenmiller had the misfortune to break his arm one day this week.

Born, on Sunday, January 16, 1898, to the wife of Mr. John E. Ernst of St. Louis, a daughter.

Died, on Friday, January 14, 1898, Roy, the two-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Benj. Smith of this city. The remains were brought to Evansville, Ill., for burial.

Mr. Edward J. Baumann and Miss Mamie Kern were united in the holy bounds of matrimony during low mass at the Catholic Church in this city Wednesday morning. Rev. Father C. L. van Tourenhout performed the ceremony. The bridesmaid was Miss Clara Seitz and Mr. William Naumann acted as groomsman. After the ceremony the wedding party repaired to the home of the bride’s mother, Mrs. Mary E. Kern, where a sumptuous wedding dinner was served to the relatives and a few invited guests.  A reception was held in the afternoon and evening and many friends of the happy pair called to tender congratulations. The presents were numerous and handsome, the finest seen at a wedding in our city for a number of years.  Mr. Baumann, the groom, is bookkeeper at Jokerst Bros. & Yealy’s store and is a model young man, highly respected by all his acquaintances. The bride is the popular daughter of Mrs. Mary E. Kern of this city and is a favorite among all her companions. for the present they will make their home with the bride’s mother. May their life be one of happiness is our wish.

Mr. J. J. Wuertenbaecher and Willie Naumann of St. Louis attended the wedding of Miss Mamie Kern and Mr. E. J. Baumann in our city Wednesday.

George Seitz of Prairie du Rocher attended the Baumann Kern nuptials in our city Wednesday.

Died:--Of pneumonia, on Monday, January 10, 1898, at the home of her son in-law, Louis Pratte, who lives about 3 miles north of Bonne Terre, Mrs. Victor St. James, aged 87 years. the remains were buried Tuesday afternoon in the family burying ground.--Bonne Terre Democrat Register.

Joe Rozier of DeSoto arrived here last Friday night to bid farewell to his relatives before starting for Alaska. A company has been formed at DeSoto to visit the gold fields and left St. Louis for Seattle Tuesday morning.  They expect to reach the Klondyke by the latter part of  March.

Fair Play--February 5, 1898

Born, on Thursday, January 27, to the wife of William Roth of Moreau’s Island, a son--still born.

Died, on Monday, January 31, 1898, of diphtheria, the two year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Bernhardt Fallert. The remains were interred in the Valle Spring Catholic cemetery on Tuesday.

Fair Play--February 12, 1898

A marriage license was issued this week to Franz Kreitler of River aux Vases and Josephine Schaub of Weingarten.

News reached here this week of the death of Mrs. Frank Brickey, who died at her home in Prairie du Rocher on Friday, 4th inst.

Married, in this city on Thursday, February 10 by Judge Jos Hoffman, Mr. Didley Bittick of Kinsey and Miss Katie Martin of Festus.

Mr. Housand Kenner of this city recently received a letter from his son, Mr. E. B. Kenner, who is in the Klondike gold region. He writes that notwithstanding the reports to the contrary there is an abundance of gold there. At the time of writing--early in December--he says the thermometer registered 54 degrees below zero.--Farmington Herald.

Zell News. Mr. Charles Thompson of this place has lately bought the sawing machinery of Brischle & Karl, which he intends to bring to Zell this week, where he will build a saw mill in combination with the creamery.

Mr. Charles Schilli formerly of Ste. Genevieve has moved this week on the old Basler farm where he is again living in the midst of his old friends of Zell. Mr. Schilli has already done much work on the farm during the winter, and as we understand has leased the place for five years.

Died, on Sunday morning, February 6, 1898, of diphtheria, Maria Magdalen, infant daughter of Assessor Joseph Meyer and wife, aged one year and five months. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery at Valle Spring on Monday.

Weingarten Items. Born, on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 1898, to the wife of Leon Kreitler, a daughter, and on Friday, Feb. 4, to the wife of Joseph L. Schmidt, a son.

Fair Play--February 19, 1898

Born, on Saturday, February 12 1898, to the wife of Mr. Fred Laclede, a son.

The infant daughter of Frank Basile (colored) died Friday morning, February 17th.

A daughter was born to Mrs. Andrew Gremminger of Zell on Monday, February 14th.

A marriage license was issued this week to Clarence J. Govreau and Miss Louise Schwartz of River aux Vases.

Peter, the thirteen year old son of Mr. Joseph Weiler was taken to St. Louis Wednesday to have his eye removed. The operation was successfully performed Thursday afternoon. The loss of his eye was caused by an attack of measles a couple of years ago.

Married, at Zell, by Rev. Father Pigge on Tuesday, February 10, Mr. Joseph Figge of Zell and Miss Cecelia Grass of Bloomsdale. The wedding was celebrated at the residence of Mr. Andrew Grass, father of the bride, and quite a number of citizens of St. Genevieve attended the wedding.

Miss Caroline Schaefer of Bremen, this county, and Mr. Wm Beck of Kimmswick were married at the latter place on Thursday, February 10. The bridesmaids were Misses Christine Hankey, Emily Hurst and Annie Schaefer, and August Buest, Theodore Beck and Ed. Dunslfe acted as groomsmen.

Weingarten Items. The infant child of Leo Hogenmiller died on Wednesday. The remains were interred in the Weingarten Catholic cemetery on Thursday.

A son was born to the wife of Mr. Nicholas Grieshaber on Friday 11.

Our young friend Nicholas Gegg had a very narrow escape from what could have resulted in a fatal accident one day last week. He was out hunting and his dogs, having run a rabbit into a log and Nick tried to get it out by punching and suddenly the rabbit ran out and the dogs giving chase knocked down the gun which was leaning against a tree thereby discharging it. The bullet passed sideways through Nicks coat and shirt and grazed his skin just below the heart.

Fair Play--March 5, 1898

Born, on Thursday, January 13, to the wife of Mr. Nicholas Klein, a son.

Died, Saturday, February 26, 1898, the infant daughter to Louis White (colored).

Born, on Monday, February 28, 1898, to the wife of Mr. Joseph Panchot of this city, a son.

John Sullivan, who was arrested here last fall for stealing wheat from Mr. James Pinkley, and later sent to the penitentiary for two years from Madison county for grand larceny, made his appearance in town this week. He claims to have been pardoned by the Governor after serving four months. Marshal Berry gave him orders to leave town.

Weingarten Items. A son was born to the wife of Henry Miller last Saturday, Feb. 26, 1898.

Eva the four year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Schuler of this place was terribly burned on Ash Wednesday evening. The family had been burning some rubbish in his yard during the day and the children were searching for buttons among the ashes and cinders. In some way the clothing of the unfortunate caught fire, and before they could call for help the flames had enveloped her whole body. When Mr. Schuler who was in the house at the time heard her cries he ran out and extinguished the fire thereby severely burning his own hands and arms.  Little could be done to alleviate the sufferings of the child and at three o’clock Thursday morning death relieved her. The remains were interred in the Germain Lutheran cemetery at Ste. Genevieve on Friday. The grief stricken family has the sympathy of the community.

While hewing timber last Tuesday Andrew Muessig of New Offenburg had the misfortune to break his leg. While at work his foot was caught by some falling logs and he was thrown to the ground. The heavy timbers struck his leg breaking the tibia and the fibula.--March 2, 1898.  Nimporte.

News was received here this week announcing the death of Mr. F. A. Roy at Cape Girardeau on Monday, February 28th. Mr. Roy left here several years ago and has been making his home with his son-in-law, Mr. Joseph Flynn, of Cape Girardeau. He was in the 82nd year of age.

Fair Play--March 12, 1898

Joseph Grieshaber, who has been ill since last July, departed for St. Louis to undergo medical treatment in that city. He is suffering from an abscess.

Died, on Wednesday, March 9, of membraneous croup, Wendelin, beloved son of Mrs. Annie Rottler, aged 3 years, 2 months and 14 days. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery on Thursday.

Ex Judge J. E. Boyd of Coffman, one of Ste. Genevieve county’s best citizens, died of stomach troubles on Wednesday, February 16th, aged 51 years 5 months and 17 days. Mr. Boyd was born and raised in this county and served two terms as county judge. He was a member of the Baptist Church. Deceased leaves a wife and three children to mourn his loss.

Obituary. Died, at Cape Girardeau, Mo., at 10:30 P. M., on Monday, February 28, 1898, Mr. Ferdinand A. Roy, in the 82nd year of his age.

His death was due to senile debility, but it was accelerated by an attack of la grippe, which, though slight, was sufficient to sever the already attenuated thread of life.

It has been noticed for months prior to his death that his strength was steadily falling, but with characteristic alertness, he managed to continue his daily walks to visit and chat with his numerous friends. His final illness lasted for a week and, though he must have suffered, not a murmer of complaint escaped his patient lips. The fortitude with which he had endured every ill of life during the long period of his existence sustained him in his closing hours, and the meek and silent resignation with which he met the approach of the grim messenger furnished a noble example of christian heroism. Deceased had been duly prepared for death by Rev. Fathers Cuddy an d Bertke, who administered the last sacraments.

The funeral took place on Wednesday from the residence of Mr. Joseph Flynn, Lorimier street. The copse, enclosed in a handsome casket, was borne to St. Vincent’s church, where a low mass of requiem was celebrated by Rev. Father Cuddy, the pastor. Followed by a goodly cortege of citizens in vehicles the remains were conveyed to the Catholic Cemetery, where they were interred. The following gentlemen were pall-bearers: Messrs. P. H. Dempsy, M. J. Fugan, J. F. Schwepker, Thos Powers, J. T. Stratman and J. H. Winkleman.

Deceased was born at Prairie du Roscher, Ill., on June 5, 1816. At the age of 19 years he came to Missouri, locating at Potosi where he severed employment as clerk in the general merchandise store of Mr. Fermin Desloge. He remained there till 1843, when he went to Ste. Genevieve and for a short time clerked in the store of Mr. Francis Rozier. Having led an economical life he had by this time succeeded in saving about $800 of his salary, with which he bought a stock of goods and opened a general merchandise store on his own account at Ste. Genevieve, in which business he continued for thirty years. Deceased always held a high place in the esteem of his fellow citizens of Ste. Genevieve city and county. For over fifty years he was prominently identified with the progress of the community which he lived. He filled the office of judge of the county court for several years at the time when the Plant Road between Farmington and Ste. Genevieve was constructed. He also served as major of Ste. Genevieve during the war period and filled the office of justice of the peace with signal ability for nearly fifteen years, or until he moved with the family of his daughter, Mrs. Joseph Flynn, to Bonne Terre in 1890.

On February 15, 1847, Mr. Roy was united in marriage to Miss Roisne L. Goin, who preceded him to the grave, September 9, 1876. To their union were born ten children (seven sons and three daughters,) of whom five are living: Ferdinand A., residing near Prairie du Rocher, Ill, Mary M. wife of Joseph Flynn of Cape Girardeau, Mo, Louis E. of Venus, Texas, Barbeau A. and Henry J. of Bonne Terre, Mo.

In the death of deceased was closed the life of a man whose heart was filled with friendship for his fellowman. The greatest of christian precepts was exemplified in his daily conduct, for the acme of his ambition was to live in peace and good will with all mankind. The cords of his heart invariably responded to the impulse of love, with which no discord of hate ever ventured to mingle. He loved society in general but, most of all the society of his children and grandchildren, for whom he always had a smile and a kind word.

Amiable towards his fellowmen, loving to his family, devout in his reverence for God and his hold religion, he so lived that the parting of the ways between time and eternity found him ready to respond in the will of his Master and, it is firmly hoped, to enter into the joys of heavenly life. May he rest in peace.--Bonne Terre Democrat Register.

Henry Schultz departed for Murphysboro, Ill., Wednesday to accept a position as engineer in the brewery at that place.

Miss Juliette Abell, who has been teaching school at Modoc, Ill, for several years, died of typhoid fever on Sunday, March 6th. The deceased was a sister of Mrs. Benj. Bono of this city.

Weingarten Items. A daughter was born to the wife of Frank Grieshaber, on Wednesday March 2, 1898.

The two year old child of Mr. Frank Gegg severely burned his arm last Saturday.

Leon S. Donze the Pine Valley school teacher has bought a bicycle and is now seen riding up and down our streets.

Fair Play--March 12, 1898 Mrs. Mary Byington died at her home in Festus on Saturday, March 12. Deceased was a daughter of Mrs. Ann May of this city.

Mr. Sam Mead, who is well known in this county, died at Charleston last Monday at the age of 75 years. The remains were interred at Lebanon on Tuesday.

Mr. John Godair went to St. Louis last week to have one of his eyes removed. Mr. Godair has been suffering, with his eye for several years and we are glad to learn that the operation was successfully performed.

Mrs. John Neia (difficult to read. May be Nela) at her home in this city on Thursday, March 17, 1898, at the age of 75 years. She leaves two sons, John of this city, and Henry of Kansas City, to mourn her loss. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery at Valle Spring on Friday morning after a mass for the repose of the soul had been said by Father van Tourenhout. Her husband preceded her to the grave about two years ago.

Born, on Saturday, March 12, 1898, to the wife of Mr. Benjamin Smith of this city, a son.

Born, on Wednesday, March 16, 1898, to the wife of Mr. Frank Kohm, Jr., of Ste. Genevieve, a daughter.

We are pleased to learn that Joseph Grieshaber underwent a successful operation at St. Louis last Saturday. Mr. Grieshaber was suffering from an abscess, and the doctor thinks he will be up and around in about three weeks.

Last Friday was the twenty fifth anniversary of the marriage of Judge C. W. Hamm and his wife and a number of their friends formed a surprise party and called on them at their residence in the evening. A fine oyster supper had been prepared before hand and after spending a pleasant evening the party repaired to the dining room where a fine repast awaited them. Judge Hamm will be 76 years old on the 1st of next month but has so well preserved his health that very few would judge him to be this old.

Died, on Saturday, March we, 1898, at two o’clock A. M. of consumption, Mrs. Henry Flieg, aged 32 years. The deceased leaves a husband and five children to mourn the loss of a kind wife and loving mother. The funeral which was largely attended took place Monday morning from the Catholic Church after a High Mass for the repose of the soul had been sung by Rev. Father C. L. van Tourenhout. The remains were interred in the cemetery at Valle Spring.

Wednesday, April 27, will be fifty years since Rev. Father Weiss was ordained as a priest and the occasion will be celebrated in a befitting manner by this parish. Grave, Arch bishop Kain of St. Louis, will be present on this day, as will also about forty visiting priests.  The gentlemen of the parish are requested to assemble at Parochial School Hall tomorrow morning after the German sermon to make the necessary arrangements for the proper celebration of this Golden Jubilee. On this day Archbishop Kain will also administer the sacrament of confirmation.

Died, on Thursday, March 17, at 7:30 o’clock P.M. of general dibility, Mrs. Marie Andre, aged 81 years, 9 months and 10 days. Mrs. Andre, whose maiden name was Revilliot, was born in Thones, Savey, on the 7th day of June, 1816, and came to this city in the year 1856, where she has resided ever since. Her husband, Louis Andre, preceded her to the grave about twenty years ago. The deceased leaves three children, Phillip Andre of Springfield, Mo, Mrs. Frank Dupont and Dr. M. Andre of this city, besides thirteen grand-children and seven great-grand children to mourn her loss. Mrs. Andre was a strict believer in the Catholic faith and received the last rites of the Church before her death. The remains will be interred in the Catholic cemetery at Valle Spring today.

Weingarten Items. A son was born to the wife of Frank Bonareus last Friday, March 11, 1898.

Fair Play--March 26, 1898

Born, on February 26, 1898 to the wife of Mr. Joseph A. Naeger of Ste. Genevieve, a son

A son was born to the wife of Mr. Oscar Boyer of Ste. Genevieve on Sunday, March 20, 1898.

Mrs. Sarah Wingo died at her home in Fredericktown on Tuesday, March 15, at the age of 75 years, 7 months and 12 days. Deceased was a sister-in-law of the late Mrs. Odile Janis of this town.

Mrs. Sophia Coffman (colored), wife of Charles Coffman, died in this city last Friday, March 18, 1898, of consumption, at the age of 34 years, 4 months and 5 days. She leaves a husband and one small child to mourn her loss. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery at Valle Spring on Sunday afternoon at two o’clock.

Zell News. Died, on Saturday, March 12, eight-year-old daughter of Peter Roth. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery of this place Sunday. (end)

Born, on Friday, March 18, 1898, to the wife of Mr. George Grieshaber of this city, a daughter.

Mrs. Louise Bell of this city and Mr. William Johnson of St. Louis, formerly mail carrier for the government fleet at this place, were married in St. Louis Monday morning, March 21, 1898, by Judge Hennessy.

The Valle Mines correspondent of the Bonne Terre Star says: “L. J. Rozier has lately received a letter from his son Joe, who is on his way to Klondike. The letter was mailed at Juneau, in which he said that they had a rough passage crossing the water, the vessel being little more than a hull dipping water on both sides.

Died, on Wednesday, March 9, 1898, at the home of his son-in-law, Mr. William Mackley, in Doe Run, Mo., Mr. Allen Fraser, aged 82 years, 2 months and 8 days. His aged wife and ten children survive him. The funeral services were held on Thursday and the remains interred in the cemetery near deceased’s old home at Jonca, Ste. Genevieve county.--Bonne Terre Democrat-Register.

Weingarten Items. A child was born to the wife of Philip Grieshaber on Saturday, March 19, 1898. (end)

Charles Douglas, who was perhaps, the most widely known colored steamboat porter on the Mississippi River, died on Monday at his residence, No. 4671 St. Louis avenue. He had served more than forty years as a steamboat porter, much of his time being spent on the Anchor line steamer Emma C. Elliott, Crystal City, Bell Memphis and other boats. Of late, however, he had been on the New Idlewild. He was a general favorite among river travelers and was renowned for politeness and trustworthiness.

Fair Play--April 2, 1898

Born, on Monday, March 21, 1898, to the wife of Mr. Paul Ruffer of Lawrenceton, a son.

Born, on Tuesday, March 22, ‘98, to the wife of Mr. John Thurman of Lawrenceton,  daughter.

Marriage licenses were issued this week to Michael Kertz of Bloomsdale and Miss Theresia Eisenbeis of Weingarten, and to Morice LaRose and Miss Emily Drury, both of Bloomsdale.

David Ward, the lucky gold miner, who brought back the news of a rich find of gold on the American side of Alaska, and who says that the rush next spring will be far down the Youkon on the American side, spent three years prospecting in Alaska, and in that time only received seven letters from home.   Since his return he has had more than that many thousands of letters from would be argonants in three months. He is now in Philadelphia, Pa., and tries to answer every inquiry concerning the Far North, it’s perils, rigors of climate and wonderful riches. His practical experience makes his advice highly valuable, and anyone interested in Alaska should avail themselves of his knowledge by writing to him.

Weingarten Items. Philip Grieshaber’s baby boy died Tuesday night.

Fair Play--April 9, 1898

Born, Monday, March 28, to Mrs. Jos. Flynn of Cape Girardeau, a son.

Born, on Sunday, March 13, 1898, to the wife of Mr. Silvester Braun of Zell, a son

Born, on Sunday, April 7, 1898, to the wife of Mr. Peter Kiefer of Ste. Genevieve, a daughter.

Leo, the eight year old son of Mr. Henry Staeckle of this city was thrown from a horse Wednesday and sustained a fracture of the left arm at the elbow.

A healthy little daughter came to gladden the home of Dr. Wm. H. Leavenworth, of Independence, on Thursday morning, March 31st.--Altman (Col) Champion.

Mrs. Julia Zelser, one of the oldest citizens in this city died at her home in this city on Wednesday, April 6, 1898, at 8:30 o’clock P. M. after a lingering illness at the age of 78 years. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery at Valle Spring at four o’clock yesterday afternoon.

Fair Play--April 23, 1898

A marriage license was issued this week to Mr. Francis O. Stolzer and Miss Louise Josephine Kist of River aux Vases.

Notice:--Messrs. Bart Eichenlaub and Ignatius Roth have purchased the butcher shop of Mr. Joseph Buehler and will begin business at the same stand on Main street on Monday, April 18. your patronage respectfully solicited.

The young son of Mr. Leon Herzog of St. Louis rain a splinter in his eye last Sunday in this city and it is feared he will lose the use of the eye. The boy was taken to St. Louis and operated on last Monday.

Married, at the Catholic church on Tuesday, April 19, by Rev. Father van Tourenhout, Mr. Charles Winston and Miss Rosa Armbruster.

At the Catholic Church on Tuesday, April 19, Mr. Joseph W. Hurst and Miss Elvira Goss were united in the holy bonds of matrimony by Rev. Father van Tourenhout.

Both couples have our best wishes for a happy life.

Married, on Wednesday, April 20, 1898, at the Catholic church in this by Rev. Father van Tourenhout, Mr. Andrew Operle and Miss Helen Staeckle, both of this city. Miss Mary Operle and Mr. Joseph Staeckle were bridesmaid and groomsman.  A fine supper was served after the ceremony to near relatives and a few friends and in the evening the guests spent a few pleasant hours in dancing. May their life be a happy one is our wish.

Bloomsdale News.

Married, on Tuesday, April 19, Mr. Maurice LaRose and Miss Emily Drury, Rev. Father Minges of Lawrenceton officiating. After the ceremony the couple with their many friends repaired to the residence of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clem Drury, where a most sumptuous dinner and other refreshments had been prepared. The bridesmaids were Misses Sarah LaRose and Laura and Mary Drury and the groomsmen were Messrs. Leon Drury, Francis Lalumandier and Basil Thomure.  Music was furnished on the organ, violin and guitar during the day and everybody had a fine time. In the evening the crowd gathered at Mr. Wm. J. Boyer’s where rooms had been prepared for all those who wished to exercise themselves in stepping the floor by the rattle of the violin. The house was crowded with merry, smiling faces. At midnight all dispersed and exercised characteristic to young people on such occasions. The following is a list of the many presents received:  (not transcribed)

Weingarten Items.

At the Weingarten Catholic Church on Tuesday, April 19, 1898, Mr. Michael Kertz of Bloomsdale and Miss Theresa Eisenbeis of this place were united in the holy bonds of matrimony, Rev. Father Muehlsiepen performing the ceremony. We wish the young couple a happy and prosperous life.

(end of  Weingarten Items.)

Obituary. Newel J. son of Mr. and Mrs. John and Caroline Pinkston died in St. Louis Baptist Hospital, April 4, 1898, of babes mesenterics. He was operated on by W. H. Mayfield and lived few days after the operation. Newel was a bright little boy, 4 years, 6 months and ten days old, and beloved by all who knew him. As he lay upon his couch with only a few more breaths he seemed to be impressed with the feeling that he was going home, he called for his coat, then said to his father “Papa will you go with me?” On being assured by his father he would, he then turned to his mother and said “Momma will you and I sit at the same seat?” While the earthly hopes of our brother and sister have been crushed yet they sorrow not as those that have no hope....(editorial not fully transcribed). He was laid away, April 7, in Little vine cemetery, his last resting place that would henceforth hide him from this world, to await the resurrection morn where all shall be at that final judgment.

Fair Play--April 30, 1898

Born, Tuesday, April 28, 1898, to Mrs. Gus. Winston of this city, a son.

Died, of bronchitis, on Tuesday, April 26, Raymond, the six months’ old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Rozier. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery at Valle Spring on Thursday.

During the jubilee parade Wednesday evening a team of mules hitched to a spring wagon, the property of Mr. H. C. Ziegler, was stolen from the court house square. The sheriff and his deputies started out to hunt the thief and succeeded in finding the wagon and mules next day near the copper mines where the man had attempted to sell them. Thursday night Mr. Wendolin Hogenmiller of New Offenburg brought to town a man  giving the name of Hoover, who is accused of the theft. He is a stranger in these parts and was placed in jail to await the action of the grand jury. It is said he is the party who made an attempt to sell the mules.

Fair Play--May 7, 1898

Mr and Mrs Jules Boyer will celebrate their golden wedding--the fiftieth anniversary of their marriage--tomorrow.

Mrs. Matilda E. Shearlock, wife of Hon. J. F. Shearlock, died at her home in Farmington on April 22nd, 1898, of pneumonia, aged 59 years. She was a most estimable woman and wife and a life long and devoted member of the Catholic church. The funeral was conducted by Father Toomey on Saturday from the Catholic church in Farmington. She had no children, but leaves a husband who has the sympathy of all our people in the deep sorrow that has fallen upon him.--Times.

Weingarten Items. The infant child of Lawrence Schmidt died on Friday. The remains were  interred in the Catholic cemetery on Saturday.

Minnith News. Gideon Guitlar and Dolly Keith were recently married.

Henry Miller and Malissa Rumbech were united in the holy bonds of matrimony on April 12th. Your correspondent wishes the young couple a long and prosperous life.

Fair Play--May 14, 1898

A valuable horse belonging to Mr. Joseph Hauck had its leg broken while working on the railroad near St. Mary’s Thursday.

Mr. John Casey celebrated his 55th birthday last Wednesday and was presented with several bouquets by his lady friends.

Died, on Monday, May 9, 1898, Mercedes, the 8 months’ old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Bell of this city. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery on Tuesday.

Mrs. Mildred Blackledge died at the home of her son, Mr. Chas. Blackledge, in Ste. Genevieve county, Saturday, April 30th, aged 75 years, 5 months and 23 days.

Mr. Leon Bogy, brother of Probate Judge John L. Bogy of this city, died of heart failure at his home in St. Mary’s at midnight on Tuesday of this week in the 61st year of his age. The remains were interred in St. Mary’s cemetery Friday afternoon. A large number of our citizens, including the members of the G. A. R., attended the funeral. An obituary will appear next week.

Golden Wedding. Last Sunday May 8th one of the greatest events of the day took place at the old family homestead, on the Plank Road, two miles west of Ste. Genevieve, where Mr. and Mrs. Jules Boyer celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of their marriage.  The occasion brought about a family reunion, numbering in all 50 people--12 children and 38 grandchildren (two children and six grandchildren were absent,) making a total of 50. No one but the immediate family, participated: the eldest child being 49 years of age and the youngest 23: the eldest grandchild 20 years and the youngest 7 weeks old.

Great pains were taken by every member to make the day so enjoyable and sociable event, and it was therefore a great success. A sumptuous breakfast was served at 11:30 A M and just previous to the farewell departure at 4:30 P M the guests partook of a light repast. The family are well known and held in high esteem by all their acquaintances, and also noted for their musical talent, at which their vocal and instrumental organs, giving a series of songs and instrumental selections--some of the being rendered in the most appropriate manner. Little Lyman and Myrtle Whitlock entertained the guests with duettes in soprano and alto; they being five and seven years of age respectfully, their charming little voices undoubtedly caused much comment.

Mr. and Mrs. Jules Boyer were married on May 8th , 1848 and are 77 and 70 years of age respectively. They raised a family of sixteen children of whom fourteen still survive. Eleven are married: Mr. Clovis Boyer and daughter are the oldest child and grandchild. Mrs. Robert Abernathy is the youngest of the family, and Weston Lawrence Boyer, the youngest grandchild. The following are the names of the children: Sons: Messrs. Clovis, Amadee, Jules, Cypress, August J, Oscar J and Benj P. Boyer; Firmin A, (deceased) Daughters: Madames Jos. Simon, Louis Winston, Lawrence Guthals, Joseph Whitlock, George Lalumondiere, Robert Abernathy, and Louise M. Boyer; Victoria Boyer, (deceased) Mr. and Mrs. George Lalumondiere were absent, owing to illness. Mr. August (?) Boyer was also absent. Mr. G. L. Sch(illegible) took advantage of the group by operating with his kodak, taking a snap shot of the grandchildren and family proper.

Fair Play--May 21, 1898

Born, to the wife of Mr. Chas. Brader of St. Louis on Sunday, May 1st, a son.

Born, on Tuesday, May 17, 1898, to the wife of Mr. Charles Dempsey of this city, a daughter.

A marriage license was issued this week to Mr. Emile A. Joggerst and Miss Clara Stoll, both of River aux Vases.

Married, at the residence of the bride’s parents in this city by Probate Judge Bogy on Thursday, May 19, Mr. John R. Gammon and Miss Julia Courtois.

The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Benj. Smith of this city died on Thursday, May 19th. The remains were brought to Evansville yesterday for interment.

Obituary. Leon Bogy died at St. Mary Tuesday night, May 10th, 18989. He was born in St. Francois county, September 18, 1837, where he lived with his parents, Col. Joseph and Mrs. Elenore Bogy, during his early childhood. A portion of his boyhood days were spent at Ste. Genevieve, and there he acquired the greater part of his education. For some years he was an employee in Bogy, Miltenberger & Co’s. banks at St. Louis, Mo., Belleville and Chester Ill. He saw service in the civil war and was First Lieutenant in company “K.” 47th Missouri Volunteers, acting in the capacity of Captain while down south. It is however, as a citizen of St. Mary that he is known best. In 1868 he began the drug business there and made a marked success of it. Later he was engaged in the grain business, which he conducted profitably for several years, retiring from it to accept a position as buyer for the St. Mary’s Mill Co. at a very handsome salary, and continuing therein until about twelve months ago.

Tho quiet manner and modest in self-assertion almost to the point of timidity, his keen intelligence, his solid integrity, and warm, generous nature drew about him many devoted friends and won him the entire confidence of the public. It has been the fortune of few men to gain and retain such general and continued esteem in their community as he possessed, and his clear, calm judgment was almost constantly called upon to the counsel and adjustment of the questions and difference that were ever arising among his neighbors. (lengthy part of article with little genealogy information was not transcribed).

His funeral took place Friday afternoon and the remains were laid away in the cemetery donated to the Catholic congregation by the noble sire whom he emulated in honor and integrity and upon whose name he brought no shame.

Died, near Ulam, this county, on Friday, May 6, 1898, little Carrie, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. Griffard, aged two years and six months. Her first illness was that of a spasm, after which fever came on and remained with her till removed by the cold hand of death, which it seemed, no medical hand could check, and she passed peacefully away, leaving a wound in the hearts of her loving father and mother that can never be healed on this side of eternity.

Little Carrie was the youngest of nine children, her death being the first in the family. Mr and Mrs. Griffard have the sympathy of the entire community in their sad loss.

The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery at River aux Vases.

Fair Play--May 29, 1898

A son was born to the wife of Mr. Joseph Rehm of this city on the 25th inst.

A big boy was born to the wife of Mr. John Okenfuss of this city on Wednesday, May 25th.

Born, on Sunday, May 15th, 1899, to the wife of Mr. Frank Brugers of this city, a daughter.

A marriage license was issued this week to Frank A. Roth and Cecelia Grass, both of Ste. Genevieve.

Married, at River aux Vases on Tuesday, May 24th, Rev. Father A. H. Schaefer officiating, Mr. Andrew Bauman of New Bremen and Miss Mary Palmer of River aux Vases.

Obituary. After a long period of sickness, lasting many months, passed peacefully away to eternal rest, Mrs. Mildred Blackledge, in the seventy-fifth year of her age.

Aunt Mildred, as she was familiarly called, was loved by all who knew her. She was warm hearted, tender and sympathetic. Being a member of the Christian church for half a century, she loved it as her choice, its principles and its members, but was ever lenient in her views of others creeds. (lengthy editorial not transcribed).

Aunt Mildred was buried on May 1st, followed to her last resting place by a number of relatives and friends and her two sons and the motherless grand-children she loved so well.

Obituary. At the home of her parents, Zoe C., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Christopher James, of this city, died Sunday, May 22nd, 1898. (editorial not transcribed) The remains were laid to rest in the Valle Spring Catholic cemetery May 24th, Father C. L. van Tourenhout performing the last sad rites.

Fair Play--June 4, 1898

Born, on Thursday, May 26th, 1898, to the wife of Mr. Emil J. Sutter of Salisbury, a daughter.

A sad accident happened to the wife and eldest daughter, Miss Carolyn, of Senator R. G. Madison of Festus, Sunday morning which, it is feared, may result fatally to the young lady. As they were driving to church a part of of the harness gave way, causing the horse to shy while crossing a bridge, and the buggy with the two ladies were precipitated into the ravine. Mrs. Madison was not seriously injured, but Miss Carolyn, in addition to receiving a long cut on the forehead, is supposed to be injured internally.--Post Dispatch.

Fair Play--June 11, 1898

Died, of lock-jaw, on Wednesday night, the three year old son of Mr. and Mrs. John A. Grieshaber. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery at Valle Spring on Thursday afternoon.

Joseph Buehler has opened a new butcher shop in the Rottler building opposite the post office and solicits a share of the patronage of the public. He has a complete new outfit, including a fine ice chest and will keep nothing but the best meats. Give him a call.

The fence in the yard back of the Harris house was discovered to be on fire at two o’clock yesterday morning, but the fire was extinguished before any serious damage was done. A pan of hot ashes thrown too near the fence caused the blaze.

During the thunderstorm Tuesday night lightning struck the house of Mr. Xavier Grass, also that of Mr. Peter Wolk, about four miles north of town. Mr. Grass’ house was considerably damaged and the whole family received a severe shock from the bolt of lightning. At Mr. Wolk’s the damage to the house was not so great, but his daughter was stunned and did not recover fully fifteen minutes.

Weingarten Items. Born, to the wife of Wm. Kayser of New Offenburg, a daughter.

With great pleasure we learn that Lawrence Jacobs who was maliciously stabbed nearly eight months ago is now able to be up and about. Last week he was out in the field for the first time since he was so feloniously assaulted.

Ste. Genevieve was visited by another fire early Monday morning. About 3:30 o’clock the warehouse immediately back of Jokerst Bros. & Yealy’s store was discovered to be on fire and the alarm was at once given. The engine was brought to the scene in a short time but the flames had gained such headway it was impossible to save the warehouse and for a time it looked as if the store building would be destroyed, but by heroic work on the part of our citizens the flames were finally subdued and the only loss was the warehouse and its contents. Once again it has been proved that the engine has more than paid for itself for without it Monday morning there can be no doubt that Jokerst’s store would have caught afire and in that case there’s no telling where the fire would have stopped. Our city ought to have another engine. This question is agitated every time we have a fire but is soon forgotten. It will probably be brought to the attention of the city council at its next meeting.

How the fire started is a mystery. There was quite a number of old rags in the building and some are of the opinion that it was caused by spontaneous combustion, while others think the building was set afire. The contents of the warehouse valued at $1,000, the property of Jokerst Bros and Yealy, were insured for $500. We understand there was no insurance on the building which is owned by Mrs. Zoe Rozier. A new warehouse will be erected as soon as possible.

Fair Play--June 18, 1898

A marriage license was issued last week to Wm. Staffen and Pauline Pfeifer, both of Ste. Genevieve.

Married, at Farmington, on Friday, June 10, Mr. Wm. Hinkle of Ste. Genevieve and Miss Matilda Meyer of Union township.

Married, at the Catholic Church in this city, on Wednesday morning, June 1?, 1898, by Rev. C. L. van Tourenhout, Mr. Frank Roth and Miss Cecelia Grass, both of this city.

Died, in this city on Monday morning, June 13, at 1:00, Mrs. Maria Ann Ringwald, aged 76 years. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery at Valle Spring on Wednesday morning after a funeral high mass had been sung for the repose of the soul by Rev. C. L. van Tourenhout.

The fourteen year old son of Mr. A. Z. Edwards who lives six miles south of Ste. Genevieve was accidentally drowned in the River aux Vases last Wednesday. The boy was fishing at the time from the bridge and fell into the creek, a distance of thirty feet. The body was recovered shortly afterwards.

Mrs. Isabelle Smythe died at her home in St. Louis on Wednesday, June 15th, at the age of 78 years. The remains were interred in the Valle Spring Catholic cemetery at this place on Friday morning. The deceased was a sister of Mrs. Sam Stanton, Miss Martha Moureau, Mrs. F. J. Ziegler. (deceased) and Mrs. Frank Moreau (deceased) of this city.

Mrs. Anton Miller of Zell died suddenly of heart disease on Tuesday, June 14. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery at Zell on Thursday morning.

Weingarten Items. Andrew Vaeth met with a painful accident last week while at work with an axe. He was so unfortunate as to cut his hand severely.

Henry Donze, our local carpenter, assisted by his son William and John Burle, began work at the new church steeple that is to be erected on the masonry that has been completed by Mueller & Son. The masons did very nice work and we regret to see the gentlemen leave us. They will return to their home in Farmington in a few days.

Mr. Joseph Bieser who has been employed by Mueller and Son, met with a peculiar and most serious mishap last Friday morning. When near the church he espied, not far away, a large owl perched on a stump. He picked up a stone and threw at the bird; no sooner had he thrown the stone the owl came toward him in a furious manner. Joe struggled with his assailant and after a severe conflict succeeded in getting the owl on the ground, killing it.

A son was born to the wife of Mr. Daniel Schwent.

Zell News. Born, on Tuesday, June 7, 1898, to the wife of Mr. Severin Kreitler, a daughter.

Born, to the wife of Mr. Charles Thompson, our creamery man, a son.

Joseph Bauman is erecting a new barn for Charles Fallert.

Fair Play--June  25, 1898

The eleven year old daughter of Mr. John Basler was taken to St. Louis Sunday to be operated upon for appendicitis.

The four months’ old child of Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Schwent died of measles on Tuesday, 21st inst. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery at Valle Spring on Wednesday.

The remains of the eleven year old son of Mr. A. Z. Edwards, who was drowned in the River aux Vases last week, were interred in the family burrying ground in Union township last Friday.

Fair Play--July 2, 1898

Born, on Wednesday, June 29, 1898, to the wife of Joseph Oil, colored, a son.

Born, on Sunday, June 26, 1998, to the wife of Mr. August Kuehne of this city, a daughter. (transcriber’s note--typo of year of birth recorded as written)

From Tuesday’s St. Louis papers we learn that a marriage license has been issued to Mr. Andrew Heter and Miss Ethel Bell. They were married in St. Louis on Wednesday.

Died, in St. Louis on Tuesday, June 28, 1898, the 7 months’ old son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Ziegler, formerly Miss Nannie Valle of this city. The remains were interred in St. Louis Wednesday.

Marriage licenses were issued this week to Theodore A. Carron and Theresia M. Roth of Zell; George Turnbaugh and Lillie Hand of Minnith, and Mike Charleville and Mrs. Cornelia Billet of Bloomsdale.

Died, at her home in this city on Tuesday, June 28th, Mrs. William Baumann, aged 65 years, 5 months and 8 days. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery  at Valle Spring Wednesday morning after a funeral High Mass had been sung for the repose of the soul by Rev. Father C. L. van Tourenhout. The deceased leaves a husband and six children to mourn her loss. R. I. P.

Frances, the twelve year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Basler of this city, died at the Mullanphy Hospital in St. Louis of appendicitis on Friday, 24th inst. An operation was performed on the child about three hours previous to her death. The remains were brought to Ste. Genevieve and interred in the Catholic cemetery at Valle Spring on Sunday afternoon at four o’clock. Mr. and Mrs. Basler have the sympathy of the entire community in their sad loss.

Weingarten Items. Little Gola, the infant daughter of John L. and Lucy Barnes, died on the 23rd inst. The remains were interred in the Laws cemetery on the following day.

F. X. Huber, Sr., was thrown from a young horse and severely injured, but we are glad to state is now convalescent.

Fair Play--July 9, 1898

Mr. Benj. Winston and Miss Ellen LaRose of this city were married at Farmington on Wednesday, July 6, 1898.

The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Silvey died at Doe Run on Thursday of last week. The remains were brought to Ste. Genevieve for burial Friday.

Zell News. Joseph, the infant son of Reinhard Stuppy died suddenly last Tuesday night of cramps.

The son of Reinhard Stuppy ran away with the binder last Tuesday. Mr. Stuppy was sitting at the binder at the time the horses took fright but being unable to manage them, and in order to save his life, sprang from the seat without injury. The frightened animals ran into the woods and damaged the binder considerably.

Obituary. Died, on Thursday, June 23, 1898, at 9 o’clock A. M. Goldene, infant daughter of John L. and Lucy Barnes, aged 2 months and 13 days. The remains were laid to reset in the Laws cemetery the following day.

Bloomsdale News. Born, to the wife of Mr. Theo. Drury on the 29th ult., a son.

Fair Play--July 16, 1898

Miss Mary Schuler, daughter of Mr. Charles Schuler of this city, died of consumption on Thursday, July 14, 1898, at the age of twenty years. The remains were interred in the Lutheran cemetery on Friday morning.

The remains of Mrs. Belle Hopkins, who died in St. Louis last Saturday, were brought to Ste. Genevieve and interred in the Catholic cemetery at Valle Spring on Tuesday morning, Rev. Father C. L. van Tourenhout officiating.

Died, of typhoid fever, at his home near the Cornwall Copper Mines, about eight miles from Ste. Genevieve, on Tuesday evening, July 12, 1898, at 9:30 o’clock, Mr. William Friedman, aged 19 years, one month and three days.  Mr. Friedman had been ill for ten weeks and everything possible was done to save his life, but in vain. He was a man of a very kind and charitable disposition and will be greatly missed by his neighbors and many friends. A wife and one daughter, Mrs. William Basler of this city, survive him. The remains were laid to rest in the Catholic cemetery at River aux Vases on Thursday morning, Rev. Father A. H. Schaefer officiating at the last sad rites.

George Huber, who was arrested on the 28th of April for stealing a team of mules hitched to the court house square on the night of April 27th, escaped from our jail sometime during last Monday night. He was securely locked in one of the iron cells but by some means secured a file or some other tool and succeeded in filing the bars of the cell. Once out of the cell it was an easy matter to escape. With part of the broken bar he knocked several bricks out  of the wall near the ventilator and let himself to the ground with three blankets which he had securely tied together and fastened to the hole above. Sheriff Staughan searched for the escaped thief all next day but without success. He will pay a reward of $25 for any information leading to his capture. Huber is described as follows: Height about 5 feet 2 or 3 inches, light complexion, blue eyes; had three months growth of beard of a light red color; is a German and speaks very broken English. Had on overalls and no coat when he left jail. Minnith News. George Turnbaugh and Lillian Hand of Minnith were married at Silver Lake, Perry  county, on Tuesday, June 28th, 1898. Democrat.

Fair Play--July 23, 1898

The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Roth of this city died on Monday, July 15th. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery at Valle Spring Tuesday.

Mrs. Antoinette Betten, formerly of Ste. Genevieve, died at her home at Cape Girardeau on Thursday, July 14, 1898, at the age of sixty seven years, six months and three days.

Born, on Friday, July 22, 1898, to the wife of Mr. Geo. Steigle of this city, a daughter.

Died, of consumption, in this city on Friday morning, July 22, 1898, at ten o’clock A M, Mr. Henry Nies, aged 38 years. The funeral will take place tomorrow under the auspices of the K of P. Lodge.

Died, of dropsy, at the Alexian Brothers Hospital in St. Louis, on Tuesday, July 19, 18989, at the age of 26 years, Mr. Jules Bequette of Sand Depot, six miles north of Ste. Genevieve. The remains were brought to this city and interred in the Catholic cemetery at Valle Spring on Wednesday afternoon.

While playing with a number of children in the yard of Jules Papin last Monday evening Max, the ten year old son of Lucien Lalumondiere fell out of a small wagon and broke his arm just below the elbow.

Born, on Monday, July 18, 1898, to the wife of Mr. Irving Byington of this place, a son.

A daughter was born to the wife of Mr. Frank Rozier of St. Mary’s on Tuesday, July 5 1898.

Bloomsdale News. Born, to the wife of Mr. Fred Charleville on the 15th inst. a girl.

Zell News. Miss Theresa Roth of this place and Mr. Theodore Carron of Bloomsdale were united in the holy bonds of matrimony last Tuesday during a high mass which Rev. Hy. Piggi officiated. Miss Josephine Roth and Chas. Roth acted as bridesmaid and groomsman. Happiness, prosperity and a long and peaceful life to the newly united couple is the true wish of the writer.

Staabtown Items. Theodore Stoll is the happiest man in town; it is a little girl that called on the 20th inst.

Mrs. Elisa Govreau died of typhoid fever on the 19th last.

Frank Bauman is wrestling with a severe attack of typhoid fever.

Weingarten Items. Died, after a lingering illness of several weeks, on Sunday morning, August 17, the infant child of Joseph and Magdalena Schmidt. The remains were laid to rest in the Catholic cemetery on Monday morning.

Fair Play--July 30, 1898

Died, of typhoid fever, at River aux Vases, Mo., on July 19, 1898, Mrs. Theresia Govreau, wife of Mr. Eli Govreau. Deceased was born in April , 1869, and was the daughter of Anthony Schwartz and Christine Hermann. The remains were buried July 21, Rev. A. H. Schaefer officiating. The husband and two children mourn the loss of their beloved wife and mother.

Jess Clark, (colored) wanted here for burglary and larceny, was captured by the sheriff at Chester, Ill, last Monday and word sent to Sheriff Straughan of this place. Mr. Straughan, accompanied by Prosecuting Attorney Stanton, went to Chester Tuesday and returned home with the prisoner that evening. Clark at first refused to leave Illinois without the necessary requisition papers but was finally prevailed upon to do so. He is charged with breaking into the barber shop of Charles Adams at St. Mary’s and stealing a number of razors. We understand there is also a charge of larceny against him in Perry county.

Mr. Henry Flieg, who lived about three miles north of this city, was struck and killed by lighting about ten o’clock last Monday morning. Mr. Flieg was in his garden when the bolt struck him. A large hole was torn in his hat and the stroke passed through his body, tearing the shoe off his right foot, throwing it a distance of ten feet. His young daughter who was near him was stunned by the shock. The deceased leaves four young children to mourn his loss. His wife preceded him to the grave about five months ago. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery at Valle Spring on Tuesday morning after a funeral High Mass had been sung for the repose of the soul by Rev. Father C. L. van Tourenhout.

Minnith News. Died, on July 19, 1898, Nicholas, son of Mr. Ben LeClere. The remains were laid to rest in the Minnith cemetery followed by many sorrowing friends.

A daughter was born to the wife of Mr. Wm. Schoof on July 14. 1898. (end)

Weingarten Items. Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Miller, a son. (end of Weingarten Items)

Obituary. Mrs. Dicy N. Barnes, the subject of this notice, was born in Jefferson county, Illinois, on August 12, 1865, and died of tuberculosis of the lungs and consumption of the bowels, at her home in East Bonne Terre, Mo., on the morning of July 20th, 1898, and was therefore 32 years, 11 months and 8 days old, at the time of her death.

Mrs. Barnes was a daughter of the Rev. Thomas J. and Elizabeth Vance; was the fourth child of a family of nine children, five of whom are still living, viz: Mrs. Josephine Dalby, Jefferson Co., Ill.; A. P. Vance, Ironton, Mo.; T. B. Vance, East Bonne Terre, Mo., and J. E. Vance, Bonne Terre, Mo.

In the year 1880, deceased was united in marriage to James D. Kirk, with whom she lived happy until late in the fall of 1881, when death took him from her side. To this union was born one child, a girl, Maggie A. Kirk, now Maggie A. McCreary of Bonne Terre, Mo

Shortly after the death of her husband, deceased emigrated with her parents to Ste. Genevieve county, Mo., and soon thereafter became the wife of George W. Barnes, with whom she lived until March 25, 1895, when George died, leaving her again a widow. To this second marriage were born four children, all boys, three of whom died while very young. Mary L. Barnes, the eldest being the only one that survives. Thus it will be seen that the life of Mrs. Barnes has been one of great tribulations, too much almost for human endurance. Yet, notwithstanding the fact that she had twice been left a widow with small children, to battle hardships incident to such a life, she bore her crosses like a heroine until that all dreaded fate of life came and relived her of her cares

Some years ago Mrs. Barnes professed religion and joined the “Free Baptist” church, and we trust hat she kept this faith unto the end, and that she was at peace with God when she died.

Her remains were interred in the Bonne Terre cemetery, attended by a number of friends and relatives who mourn her death. The funeral services were conducted at the grave in a very befitting manner by the Rev. L. S. Nickles.

During the late illness of Mrs. Barnes her sufferings were beyond descriptions, and had it not been for the kindness of the good christianlike people of East Bonne Terre, who were so kind to her, we know not what her sufferings might have been.  Therefore I desire to extend my sincere and heartfelt thanks to them.

Fair Play--August 6, 1898

Mrs. Maria M’Anally Carter, wife of Hon. F. M. Carter, died at her home in Farmington  on Tuesday, July 26th, at the age of 49 years.

Isam Randall, colored, died at the county poor farm Monday night. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery at Valle Spring on Tuesday, 2nd inst.

Sheriff Staughan departed for Grand Tower Wednesday night in quest of a man who is alleged to have stolen a shot gun from Joe Falk who lives about six miles north of town.

Mr. Anton Pfaff, one of Ste. Genevieve county’s oldest and most respected citizens, died at his home near Zell last Saturday, July 30, at the age of eighty years. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery at Zell on Sunday morning, Rev. Father Pigge officiating. The funeral was one of the largest ever witnessed in Zell. The deceased leaves a wife and six children, besides a large number of relatives and friends to mourn his loss. R. I. P.

Born, on Monday, August 1st, 1898, to the wife of Mr. Rudolph Schlosser of this city, a son.

Died, on Friday, July 29, 1898, the 3 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Aug. Winston of this city.

John Morgan, who at one time carried the mail between this place and Farmington, committed suicide by hanging himself in his barn on Sunday, July 24th. He had been despondent for some time and had made several previous attempts to commit suicide.

Weingarten Items. Died, in St. Louis, Mrs. Aloyaus Schenz, of dropsy of the heart. Deceased leaves a husband and six children, three girls and three boys, to mourn her death. The remains were brought to Weingarten on Tuesday, August 2, and were interred in the Catholic cemetery after a Requiem High Mass sung by Rev. J. H. Muehlsiepen. May she rest in peace.

Zell News. Mr. Joseph Jacob our merchant and blacksmith, went to St. Louis to bring down the corpse of her sister, Mrs. A. Schentz, who died of dropsy at St. John’s Hospital where she had been taken some weeks ago.

Fair Play--August 13, 1898

Mrs. Frank Kohm was bitten on the foot by a snake of the copper head variety last Sunday. The bite was attended to immediately and no bad effects resulted.

The one year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Fallert died of summer complaint on Wednesday of this week. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery at Valle Spring Thursday afternoon.

The man and woman wanted for stealing a gun from Joe Falk were captured near Grand Tower last week by Sheriff Straughan and brought back to this place Saturday. At their trial they were sentenced to five days in the county jail.

Died, on Sunday, August 7th, 1898, the infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Boyer. The remains were interred in the Lutheran cemetery on Monday.

Staabtown Items. Died, the infant child of Theodore Stoll on the 10th inst.

Fair Play--August 20, 1898

Born, on Tuesday, August 16, 1898, to the wife of Mr. Frank Frichette, a son.

Married, on Saturday, August 13, 1898, by Probate Judge John L. Bogy, Miss Anna De Gomeche and Mr. John Watkins, both of St. Louis.

Zell News. Born, to the wife of Frank C. Huck, on Saturday, 13th, a daughter.

To the wife of Frank Kohler, one day last week, a daughter. To the wife of August Schweiss, a son.

Marriage licenses were issued this week to Charles F. Bostwick and Pearl Crittenden of Kinsey; John Watkins and Anna De Gomeche of St. Louis, and Augustus La Chance and Ida Hensuauer of Prairie du Rocher.

Fair Play--August 27, 1898

Mr. Adolph Petrequin lost his horse and buggy in a peculiar manner last Saturday. He was at Little Rock landing delivering laundry and left his horse standing on the river bank. The weather was very hot and the horse walked to the edge of the river bank to drink. After drinking the horse (which was blind) walked into the river and both horse and buggy disappeared under the water. A search was made for the buggy that day but without success, but on the following day John Ramer succeeded in fishing the buggy out. It was only slightly damaged.

Fritz Bauman was arrested and lodged in jail here last Sunday afternoon charged with the murder of Henry Johnson on Moreau’s Island, opposite town. As far as we can learn the facts are as follows: Baumann had been drinking beer and whiskey Sunday morning and went to Johnson’s house and started a row. Johnson ran him away with a gun and warned him to stay clear from the place. An hour or so afterwards Bauman came back to the Johnsons place with a shot gun and without warning emptied the contents into Johnson’s left side. The wounded man fell to the ground and expired in a few minutes. Baumann claims that Johnson had a gun leveled at him at the time of the shooting but this is denied by the wife of the deceased. The deputy sheriff of Randolph county, Ill., arrived here Tuesday and took the prisoner to Chester where he will have to answer to the charge of murder.

Died, on Wednesday, August 24, at her home in the Cottonwoods, Mrs. Clara Colbert, aged 31 years and nine months. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery at Valle Spring on Friday morning, Father C.L. van Tourenhout officiating.

Died, at her home near Ste. Genevieve on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 1898, Mrs. Frank Ruebsam, aged 32 years and four months. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery at Valle Spring on Thursday morning after a funeral high mass had been sung for the repose of the soul by Rev. Father C. L. van Tourenhout. The deceased leaves a husband and two young children to mourn her loss.

Staabtown Items. Died, Lawrence Smith, on the 13th inst., of malaria fever. The remains were interred in the River aux Vases cemetery on the 15th.

Zell News. Jos. Jacob accompanied his brother Lawrence to the St. Antonia Hospital in St. Louis where Mr. Jacob will be operated upon. He has been lingering between life and death for the past ten months as a result of a knife wound inflicted upon him by some human being, if he is worthy of being called such. The relatives should do all in their power to discover the would-be murderer.

Weingarten Items. Lawrence Jacob, who is seriously ill from the wound he received last October, was taken to St. Louis Sunday for the purpose of having an operation performed.

Miss Annie Ruebsam is reported seriously ill.

Fair Play--September 3, 1898 Born, on Tuesday, August 30, 1898, to the wife of Mr. Charles Siebert of St. Mary’s, a daughter.

The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Govreau died on Sunday, August 28. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery at Valle Spring on Monday.

A son was born to the wife of Mr. Peter Geiler of this city on Sunday, August 28, 1898.

Born, on Sunday, August 21, 1898, to the wife of Mr. William B. Cox of Macon Colorado, a son.

Zell News. Joseph Jacob returned home from St. Louis where he spent several days with his brother Lawrence. He informs us that an operation was successfully performed on his brother.

Weingarten Items. Born, to the wife of Mr. J. B. McDaniel, a girl.

Died, the infant child of Mr. and Mrs. John Glaser. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery at Weingarten on Sunday after High Mass.

Fair Play--September 10, 1898 Born, on Friday, September 2, 1898, to the wife of Mr. Charles J. Wilder, a daughter.

Born, on Saturday, September 3, 1898, to the wife of Mr. Joseph Papin of this city, a son.

Marriage licenses were issued this week to Albert Drury and Mary Carron of Bloomsdale and to Joseph Peretoe (difficult to read name) and Annie Carron of Lawrenceton.

Died, at his home near Bloomsdale, on Friday, August 26, Mr. Charles Govreau, late superintendent of the county poor farm. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery at Bloomsdale of the following Saturday.

The man arrested and placed in jail here for stealing a gun from Joe Falk was taken to Cape Girardeau last Saturday by the deputy sheriff of that county. He is charged with committing a rape near Cape Girardeau about three months ago.

Zell News. A daughter was born to the wife of Sebastian Figgi.

Joseph Jacobs took a trip to St. Louis last Wednesday, to look after his brother Lawrence, who is in the city awaiting the healing of his seven cuts.

Weingarten Items. Born, to the wife of Mr. John Jokerst, a daughter.

Minnith News. Died, on Monday, Sept. 5, at 9 a.m., Mr. Alexander, one of the oldest settlers of this community. He was injured some time ago by a steer from the effects of which he never recovered. Deceased was 89 years of age.

Fair Play--September 17, 1898

Died, of Bright’s disease, at her home at River aux Vases, on Sunday, September 11, 1898, at two o’clock P. M, Mrs. Barbara Bauer, wife of the late George Bauer, aged 64 years, and six months. The remains were interred in the Lutheran cemetery at this place on Tuesday after funeral services had been held at the Lutheran Church by Rev. M. Sommers of St. Louis.  Mrs. Bauer leaves a family of ten children, six sons and four daughters, to mourn her loss.

Smith-Ebert Nuptials. George Gregory Smith of St. Albans, Vt., and Mrs. Mary Ste. Gem Ebert of Ste. Genevieve, Mo., will be married this morning in St. Louis. The ceremony will be performed at the residence of Augustus W. St. Gem, 3226 Morgan street, at 9:30 A. M. Rev. August J. Huttler, pastor of the Holy Ghost Church, at Taylor avenue and North Market street, has promised to officiate. After the ceremony the couple go to St. Albans, Vt., to attend the inauguration of the groom’s brother, Edward Smith, who was recently elected Governor of that State, after which they leave for an extensive trip abroad. The itinerary will include Egypt, a trip up the Nile and thence around the world. Mrs. Ebert is the widow of August Ebert, and is related to some of the oldest French families in St. Louis. Her mother was a Miss Skewes, and resided in this city before she married Gustavus St. Gem of Ste. Genevieve. Mrs. Ebert married her first husband in Ste. Genevieve. She has been a widow for 11 years, her husband’s death occurring in 1887, at the Southern Hotel. Mrs. Ebert is a woman of many accomplishments and has spent a great deal of her time abroad since her husband’s death, traveling to England, France, Germany and Italy. George Gregory Smith is a retired lawyer of St. Albans, and has also spent a large portion of his time abroad. He has always taken a great interest in the scientific pursuits and is noted as an expert in microscopy and chemistry. He is a son of J. Gregory Smith, who was well know as the War Governor of Vermont.--St. Louis Republic, September 14.

The infant child of James Tetterson died in this city on Tuesday, September 13th.

Weingarten Items. James Davis, veterinary surgeon of Ste. Genevieve, passed through our burg on Sunday enroute to the St. Francois Co. Fair which is held at Farmington this week.

Fair Play--September 24, 1898

Mr. Albert Drury and Miss Mary A. Carron were married at the Catholic Church at Bloomsdale on Tuesday, September 20, 1898, Rev. Father Krechter officiating. After the ceremony a fine dinner was served to relatives and friends and in the evening all enjoyed themselves at a dance given by the young couple. Many handsome presents were received. Mr. Drury is head miller at the Bloomsdale Flour Mill and is well liked in the community. The people of this neighborhood wish the young couple a happy and prosperous journey through life.

Births. Born, on Saturday, September 17, 1898, to Mrs. William J. Bell, a son. On Sunday, September 17, to Mrs. Thomas Hang, a daughter. On Sunday, September 18, to Mrs. John T. Baird, a son. On Thursday, September 22, to Mrs. Peter Wehner, a son.

Marriage licenses were issued this week to Thomas Bruger and Miss Mina Beauchamp, and to Joseph Muehlhaeusler and Mrs. Mary A. Mather.

Died, in this city on Saturday, September 17, 1898, of consumption, Mr. Amos Strausburg, aged 20 years. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery at Valle Spring on Sunday afternoon, Rev. Father C. L. van Tourenhout officiating.

Bart Davis, mate, and George Baker, watchman, on the steamer Mayflower, fought a duel to the death on the deck of that boat just as she landed at Crystal City Monday night. The watchman was shot through the heart and died instantly; Davis was hacked almost to pieces with a razor and only lived an hour. Both bodies were sent to St. Louis for interment. The men had been bitter enemies for some time and chose this manner to settle their grudge.

Zell News. Mrs. Anton Brown is reported very ill. Many others are sick with typhoid fever. This fever is raging worse in this vicinity this fall than ever before.

Fair Play--October 1, 1898

Born, on Friday, September 30, 1898, to the wife of Mr. Andrew Wilder of this city, a son.

Born, on Wednesday, September 21, 1898, to the wife of Mr. Louis Winston of this city, a daughter.

Mr. George Crane moved his family to St. Louis last Sunday where they will make their home in the future. Mr. Crane will remain in Ste. Genevieve until the government quarry at Little Rock closes down.

On the 2nd Sunday in October, the 9th ult., there will take place in the Lutheran Church at Ste. Genevieve the ordination of Rev. Brueggaman of Festus by Rev. Martin Sommers of St. Louis. Sermons in German at 10 A. M. and English at 2 P. M. All are invited.

Married, at the Catholic Church in this city at 4:30 o’clock P. M. on Wednesday, September 28, 1898, by Rev. C. L. can Tourenhout, Mr. Thomas Bruger and Miss Mina Beauchamp. The bridesmaids were Misses Maggie Beauchamp and Dora LaRose and Messrs Joseph Bruger and Henry Ganahl acted as groomsmen. A wedding supper was served after the ceremony and at night all enjoyed themselves at a dance. The Fair Play offers to the young couple its best wishes.

Weingarten Items. Born, to the wife of Mr. Joseph A. Muessig a daughter, on Friday, September 23.

On the 15th, Mrs. A. O Babb celebrated her 71st birthday. A nice dinner was served and many friends and relatives partook sumptuously thereof. Mrs. Babb seems from all appearance to be in usual good health and bids fair to live several years yet. All wish her good fortune.

Died, at the home of her son-in-law, Mr. Andrew Vaeth, Mrs. Anastasia Kirchner at the age of about 66 years. The remains were interred in the Weingarten Catholic cemetery, Rev. J. H. Muehlsiepen officiating.

Died, the infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Anton Bieser. The remains were interred in the Catholic Cemetery on Wednesday, September 28.

Fair Play--October 8, 1898

Philomena, the two year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Rendler died at the home of her parents in this city on Sunday, October 2, 1898. The remains were interred in the Valle Spring Catholic cemetery on Tuesday.

Married, in this city, on Saturday, October 1, 1898, by Rev. Father C. L. van Tourenhout, Mr. Frank Roulette and Miss Estelle Thomure. Miss Emma Thomure and Mr. Ed Boverie acted as bridesmaid and groomsman. The young couple have our best wishes for future happiness.

Mr. J. H. Rutherford, court stenographer, will resign his position and enter Vanderbilt University after the adjournment of the Perryville circuit court, where he will study dentistry. Mr. R. is a No. 1 stenographer, a courteous and polite young gentleman, and has the necessary push and go ahead to succeed in any vocation he may engage in.--Fredericktown Democrat-News.

Weingarten Items.

A daughter was born to the wife of Vadon Hendricks of Jonca on Tuesday, October 4, 1898.

Born, on Sunday, October 2, 1898, to the wife of Mr. Cyrus Wilson of this city, a son.

Fair Play--October 15, 1898

A man giving the name of C. B. Jones was arrested on a shanty boat at Little Rock Wednesday and a charge proffered against him of carrying  concealed weapons.  A search of the boat was made and five watches, a number of postage stamps of one and two cents denomination, several skeleton keys and a number of other articles were found. He was placed in jail to await the charge of carrying concealed weapons and a description of the man was sent to several places. From papers found on his person his right name is supposed to be Clarence Button and his home at Troy, New York.

Died, at noon on Friday, October 14th, 1898, Elise, beloved daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Camile J. Stanton, aged six months and one day.

Dr. C. C. Valle of San Diego, California, spent Tuesday and Wednesday in Ste. Genevieve. The doctor’s an old Ste. Genevieve boy and is always pleased to visit his old home. He is loud in his praise of California and says the climate is the finest in the world.

News reached here this week that Prof. R. E. Scanlon, the balloonist, had lost his balloon by fire at Prairie du Rocher Sunday. Just before the time to make the ascension and while inflating the balloon it caught afire and was soon in a mass of flames. A large crowd of spectators had to return home without witnessing the ascension and parachute leap.

Vion Papin of St. Louis, member of Light Battery A, is here on a visit. His regiment was at Porto Rico during the late war.

Mr. Peter Stuppy departed for St. Louis on the Belle of Calhoun Wednesday night to be present at the reception given to President McKinley in St. Louis yesterday. Mr. Stuppy was a school mate of the President, having attended school with him at Canton, Ohio. Others who left to be present at the reception were Roman Huck and son Frank and William W. Wilder.

Zell News. Lawrence Jacob returned home from St. Louis last Monday night. He is reported well and strong again. His wounds are healed.

Fair Play--October 22, 1898

Born, on Saturday, October 15, 1898, to the wife of Mr. Felix Bequette, a son.

Born, on Saturday, October 15th, to the wife of Mr. Reinhardt Stuppy, a daughter.

We notice in the Globe-Democrat of the 19th inst. the marriage at Chester, Ill, of Mr. Earl L. Witts of Ste. Genevieve and Miss Lorena M. Phillips of Sorento, Mo.

Born, on Friday, October 14th, 1898, to the wife of Mr. Ed Chardin of this city, a son. The child died on Tuesday, 18th inst.

Jesse Clark (colored) made his escape from the county jail in this city last Thursday evening. Clark was indicted by the grand jury last April for the crime of burglary and larceny committed at St. Mary’s and would have been sentenced to the penitentiary at the coming term of circuit court. Efforts are being made to effect his recapture.

Marriage licenses were issued to the following parties since October 16th: Andrew Bauman of Zell and Elenora Gettinger of Ste. Genevieve; John P Moskop and Tillie Wiesnborn of Monro City; Elliott Carron and Mary Boyer of Bloomsdale; George Operle of Ste. Genevieve and Annie Stutz of River aux Vases, and Francis D. McLain of St. Mary’s and Nonnie McFadden of Pujol, Ill.

Andrew Coleman, a peddler, camping about two miles south of here, on the St. Mary’s road, was arrested Thursday evening by Sheriff Thomas B. Straughan for disturbing the peace. He was tries before ‘Squire Cox Friday morning, plead guilty and was fined $1.00 and costs.

Married, on Wednesday, morning, October 19th, 1898, at the Catholic Church in Farmington, by Rev. Father Toomey, Mr. Thomas Lalumondiere of this city and Miss Clara Belle Marks of Farmington. Miss Ada Smith and Mr. Leon Vorst acted as bridesmaid and groomsman. After partaking of a sumptuous dinner at the residence of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Marks, the newly married couple departed for Ste. Genevieve where they will make their home in the future. They were serenaded in the evening by the Ste. Genevieve Brass Band.  The Fair Play extends congratulations.

Married, in this city, by Judge John L. Bogy, on Monday, October 17, 1898, Mr. Dudley McLain of St. Mary’s and Miss Nonnie McFadden of Pujol, Ill. Mr. Frank Jenny and Miss Effie Thomure were witnesses at the ceremony. The Fair Play extends best wishes for future happiness and prosperity.

Weingarten Items. To the many friends of Lawrence Jacob, it will be a source of pleasure to hear that he is now again well and happy. His recovery is due to the ceaseless and untiring efforts of the surgeon and nurses (Sisters of St. Mary) of the St. Mary’s Infirmary of St. Louis where he was taken a few months ago,--after months of intense suffering. It was just one year since he was so feloniously assaulted and yet no evidence or information has come to light and perhaps never will, who it was that done the cowardly deed.

Zell News. Lena, the fourteen year old daughter of Sylvester Brown, died after several days of sickness. She was laid to rest in the Catholic cemetery at this place, last Tuesday.

A daughter was born to the wife of Reinhardt Stuppy on Saturday, October 15th.

Fair Play--October 29, 1898

Born, on Sunday, October 23, 1898, to the wife of Assessor Joseph Meyer, a son.

A telegram was received here Friday morning announcing the death of August Harte of St. Louis.

Married. A pleasant affair took place last Tuesday, October 25th, 1898. It was the occasion of the marriage of Mr. Andrew Bauman and Miss Elenora Gittinger, both of this county, They were joined in the hold bonds of matrimony at the Catholic Church at Ste. Genevieve, Rev. Father van Tourenhout officiating. Miss Rosa Bauman acted as bridesmaid and Mr. Hy. Gittinger as groomsman. After the ceremony was performed the party repaired to the residence of the bride’s father where a host of friends were awaiting their arrival. The magnificent dinner which had been prepared cannot be too highly complimented, while other refreshments were plentiful, such as wine, beer, etc. The day was pleasantly and sociably spent and all participating enjoyed themselves. Rev. Fathers van Tourenhout and Schaefer were the distinguished guests who greatly increased the merriment. On Wednesday Mr. Bauman and his spouse departed for their new home at River aux Vases. Mrs. Bauman is the daughter of Mr. George Gittinger of Ste. Genevieve, a prosperous farmer who is highly esteemed by all who have had the pleasure of making his acquaintance. May they live lon, a happy and prosperous life, is the wish of your correspondent. A list of wedding presents were included but not transcribed.

Married, during mass, at the Catholic Church at River aux Vases on Monday, October 24th, 1898, Mr. George H. Operle and Miss Annie Stutz, Rev. Father A. H. Schaefer officiating at the ceremony. The bridesmaid and groomsman were Miss Maggie Baumann and Mr. William Roth. After the marriage ceremony the young couple repaired to the residence of the bride’s parents where a fine dinner was served. Mr. and Mrs. Operle will make their home in Ste. Genevieve. A long life of happiness is the wish of the Fair Play.

Births. Born, on Tuesday, September 20, 1898, to Mrs. Dr. H. J. Vogt of River aux Vases, a son. On Tuesday, October 18, 1898, to Mrs. Henry Thomure, a son.

On Sunday, October 23, 1898, to Mrs. Joseph Meyer, a son.

Last Monday night burglars entered Mrs. E. Kern’s cellar and stole four dozen of eggs and a quantity of preserves. This is the first time Ste. Genevieve has been bothered with burglars for some time.

Weingarten Items.

John Watts, who has been in Colorado Springs, Colorado, for the last three years is here on a visit to his parents and friends.

Miss Theresa Gidley went to Bonne Terre last Saturday to attend the Palmer-Gidley wedding at that place.

On Monday night at about half past ten the family of Adam Ruebsam were rudely awakened from their peaceful slumbers by the loud cracking of burning timbers. On looking out they beheld their large barn, which was about two hundred yards from their dwelling, in flames. To run out and try to save what they might was but a moments work. On nearing the burning building all hopes of rescue were abandoned and three horses, three mules, a self binder, a mower and drill, plows, harrows, besides about one hundred loads of hay were consumed by the all devouring element. The building was insured in the Ste. Gen. Co F. M. Fire Ins. Co., for $650, which does not even cover one half of the loss. Cause of fire is unknown. In his predicament we extend to the stricken man our heartfelt sympathy.

Fair Play--November 5, 1898

Born, on Saturday, October 29, 1898, to the wife of Mr. John Raemer of this city, a daughter.

Born, on Saturday, October 22, 1898, to the wife of Mr. James Carron of Lawrenceton, a daughter.

Mrs. Catherine J. Mitchim, mother of J. F. Mitchim, of the DeSoto Press, died at Doniphan on October 23rd.

Mrs. Charles A. Herter, formerly of this place, but now of Lawrenceton, was stricken with paralysis on Tuesday, October 25th.

The five year old son of Mr. John J. Vaeth died of croup on Sunday, October 30th. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery on Monday.

Fair Play--November 12, 1898

Born, on Sunday, November 6, 1898, to the wife of Mr. James M. Mahoney, a son.

Died, on Saturday, November 5, Miss Mary Laplant, an inmate of the county poor farm.

Mrs. Julia St. Vrain, wife of Lil P Perry, of Chester, died in St. Louis on Sunday last.

We are sorry to learn that Mr. George Woerner of Lawrenceton was thrown from his wagon last Monday and sustained a fracture of the right leg.

Mr. Robert Bartels of Perryville and Miss Mary Lawbaugh of St. Mary’s were married at that place Wednesday, November 9, 1898, by Rev. Father Wagner.

Married at St. Mary’s by Rev. Father Wagner on Wednesday, November 9, 1898, Mr. Will Mattis of Perryville and Miss Annie Herzog of St. Mary’s.

Married, at the Catholic Church in this city on Monday, November 7th, 1898, by Rev. Father van Tourenhout, Louis St. James and Emma Williams, both colored.

Mr. McNichol, the general traffic manager of the Canadian Pacific railway, estimates that 50,000 people have gone to the Klondike this season and that 20,000 of them will return to their homes without reaching the gold fields. Each man arrived with him an outfit costing several hundred dollars, and his traveling expenses were not less than $250 to $300, making a total average expenditure of $30,000,000 in pursuit of the phantom. Thus far less than one fifth as much has been brought away, taking the miner’s own statements as correct.

Fair Play--November 19, 1898

Our young friend Joseph Huber of Farmington was married at Weingarten on Tuesday, November 15, to Miss Lizzie Grieshaber. Rev. Father Muehlsiepen performed the ceremony.

Mr. August Klein and Miss Belle Rudloff will be married in this city on Monday, November 21, and invite their friends to a free ball to be given at Wehner’s Hall on the evening of that day.

Mr. Anthony Bahr and Miss Cecelia Jokerst of this city were married at the Catholic Church at River aux Vases Tuesday morning, November 15, 1898. Rev. Father M. Bahr, brother of the groom, performed the ceremony. Miss Lena Jokerst and Mr. Henry Wilmes were the bridesmaid and groomsman. A wedding dinner and supper were served at the residence of the bride’s parents and at night the young folks enjoyed themselves in dancing and merry making. The Fair Play extends congratulations.

Mr. Peter H. Huck and Miss Annie Cox were married at the Catholic Church in this city Monday morning at six o’clock, Rev. Father C. L. van Tourenhout officiating. The couple departed for St. Louis Monday morning to spend their honeymoon and returned home Thursday night. They have our best wishes for a happy life.

Zell News. A daughter was born to the wife of August Streible one day last week.

Two couples were united in the holy bonds of matrimony by Rev. Father Piggi last Tuesday. The happy couples were George F. Huck and Elizabeth Schmelze, John Braun and Elizabeth Schwent. Sophia Schmelzle and Cecelia Huck acted as bridesmaids and Frank Schmelzle and Lawrence Huck as groomsmen for the former couple and for the latter couple Francis Braun and Fannie Schwent acted as bridesmaids and Sylvester Braun and Sepherine Schwent as groomsmen.  The writer wishes the newly united couples happiness and a long and joyful life.

Fair Play--November 26, 1898

Married, at the Catholic Church in this city on Tuesday, November 22. 1898, by Rev. Father C. L. van Tourenhout, Mr. Felix Valeroy and Miss Ellen Winston, both of this city.

Born, on Tuesday, November 22, 1898, to the wife of Mr. Otto Roth of this city, a daughter.

A daughter was born to the wife of Mr. Paschal Moreau of this city on Saturday, November 19, 1898.

Mr. Joseph Spraul and Miss Emma Hagen were married at the Catholic Church in this city on Wednesday morning, November 23, 1898, during mass, Rev. Father C. L van Tourenhout, officiating.

Died, of consumption, at her home in this city, at the age of 55 years, on Friday, November 18th, 1898, at 6 o’clock p.m., Mrs. Genevieve Thomure. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery on Saturday afternoon, Rev. Father C. L. van Tourenhout officiating at the last ceremonies.

Married, at the Catholic Church in this city on Tuesday morning, November 21, 1898, by Rev. Father C. L. van Tourenhout, Mr. August Klein and Miss Belle Rudloff. Misses Caroline Rudloff and Rosie Klein were the bridesmaids and Henry Rudloff and Lawrence Siebert were groomsmen. At night the marriage was celebrated by a fine free ball at Wehner’s Hall which was well attended.

Weingarten Items. Mr. Frank C. Hogenmiller and Miss Lottie C. Mintert were married at the Catholic Church at Weingarten on November 9th, 1898, Rev. Father J. H. Muehlsiepen officiating. Miss Emma Hogenmiller and Louise M. Mintert acted as bridesmaids and Henry J. Hogenmiller and Xavier Gegg were groomsmen. The happy couple intended to spend their honeymoon in St. Louis and St. Charles but owing to the disagreeable weather they remained at the residence of the bride’s parents, where a fine dinner was served. In the evening a social hop was given which lasted until an early hour. The following day the newly wedded couple departed for the residence of the groom’s father, Prof. Felix Hogenmiller, where they will make their future home.

Fair Play--December 3, 1898

The funeral of Mr. Isadore Hurst occurred at Staabtown Wednesday.

Born, on Friday, November 25, 1898, to the wife of Mr. Charles Bauman, a son.

Born, on Thursday, December 1, 1898, to the wife of Mr. Anton Scherer, a daughter.

Mr. C. J. Wilder closed out his grocery store Wednesday of this week. His stock of groceries were purchased by Rozier’s Cash Store.

Miss Mary U. V. Jokerst arrived from St. Louis this week in response to a telegram announcing the serious illness of her father, Mr. Lawrence E. Jokerst.

Died, of diphtheria, at her home in St. Louis, at the age of 7 years, on Tuesday, November 29, 1898, Ella Kastner, beloved daughter of Charles and Mary Kastner, formerly of this city.

Died, in this city, of typhoid fever, on Friday morning, December 2, 1898, at four o’clock, John Baum, son of Mr. Chris Baum, aged sixteen years and ten months. The funeral will take place from the Catholic Church at four o’clock this afternoon.

Married, at the Catholic Church in Bloomsdale, on Tuesday morning, November 22, during high mass, by Rev. Father Krechter, Mr. Thomas J. Bauman of Zell and Miss Louisa M. Carron of Bloomsdale. Misses Julia Carron and Helen Bauman were the bridesmaids and Xavier Bauman and Andrew Carron were groomsmen. A dinner was served at the residence of the bride’s parents, and many valuable presents were received.

We regret to learn that Mr. Lawrence E. Jokerst, who lives about four miles from town on the Perryville road was stricken with paralysis last Monday. There is some slight improvement in his condition at this writing, we are glad to say.

Jesse Clark, colored, who escaped from jail in October, just one week previous to the meeting of circuit court, was captured in Perry county and returned to jail here last Friday. He is charged with burglarizing a barber shop at St. Mary’s.

Wednesday’s Globe-Democrat says: William Kennedy of Ste. Genevieve, Mo, fell unconscious in front of the Union market yesterday morning and blood poured from his mouth. At the City Hospital Dr. Eyermann found that the man was suffering from an affection of the liver, and pronounced the case very serious Kennedy has been employed by the government. He arrived in St. Louis yesterday.

Fair Play--December 10, 1898

Mr. Enos Fenley Hammers, brother of Mrs. Eli Boyer of this city, died suddenly at his home in Selma, California, on Sunday, October 2, at the age of 68 years and 5 days.

Married, in St. Louis, December 5th, 1898, by Rev. S. J. Niccalls, pastor of the Second Presbyterian Church. Mr. Henry L. Pratte of St. Mary’s and Miss Bennie Chadwell of this city.

Mr. Henry L. Clark, secretary of the Wiggins Ferry Company, died at his home in St. Louis on Sunday, December 4, at the age of 86 years. He was a brother in law of Mrs. Melanie LeCompte of this city.

Mr. Lawrence E. Jokerst, who was stricken with paralysis on Monday last week, mention of which was made in our last issue, died on Tuesday morning, December 6, 1898, at 8:10 o’clock. Mr. Jokerst was one of our county’s best citizens and his death is generally regretted.  He was kind and loving to his family and highly respected by all who knew him.  The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery at Valle Spring on Thursday afternoon at two o’clock and the funeral services were conducted by Rev. Father C. L. van Tourenhout and Rev. Father Martin Bahr. The following gentlemen acted as pallbearers: Louis Naumann, Anton Samson, Charles Rottler, H. C. Ziegler, John W. Schwent, Theodore Grass, Peter Weiler and George Gettinger.

Mr. Jokerst was born on June 8, 1852, and was therefor 46 years, 5 months and 28 days of age at the time of his death. On November 17, 1874, he married Regina Vaeth, daughter of Peter Vaeth, deceased. Five children were born to this union. A widow and three children, Mary U. V.,  Annie M. J and Edward C. are left to mourn the sad loss of a loving husband and kind father. R. I. P.

Mr. Thomas Marshall died at his home at St. Mary’s of pneumonia on Monday, December 5th. He was a member of the Ancient Order of United Workmen.

Peter, the seven year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Burgert died of diphtheria on Wednesday, December 7th. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery at Valle Spring Thursday afternoon.

Born. On Sunday, November 27th, to Mrs. Wm. Stolzer of River aux Vases, a daughter. On Monday, November 28th, to Mrs. Wm. Oberle of River aux Vases, a daughter. On Wednesday, November 30, to Mrs. John Baumgartner, a son. On Friday, December 2, to Mrs. Ed. J. Bauman, a daughter. On Saturday, December 3, to Mrs. Max Bader, a daughter. On Monday, December 5, to Mrs. Stephen Roth, a daughter.

Zell News. A child was born to the wife of Jos. Winter some time ago.

Minnith News. Mr. John McKee’s baby died and was buried last Sunday. John will soon move to Illinois.

Fair Play--December 17, 1898

Born, on Sunday, December 11, 1898, to the wife of Mr. Noah Morice of Bloomsdale, a son.

Married, on Tuesday, December 13, by Probate Judge John L. Bogy, Mr. George Todisman of this city and Miss Martha Holliday of Minnith.

Died, on Monday, December 12, 1898, at the county farm, Mrs. Pelagie Langelier. The remains were interred in the Valle Spring Catholic cemetery on Tuesday.

Mr. John Lipscomb of St. Mary’s died of congestive chills on Sunday, December 11th. Just one month previous to his death Mr. Lipscomb became a member of the Modern Woodmen of America and his family will receive $1,000 from that order. He was also a member of the A. O. U. W.

Mr. Catherine Huck of Zell died of pneumonia on Tuesday, December 13, at the age of 59 years. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery at Zell on Thursday. The deceased leaves four children, two boys and two girls, to mourn her loss.

A marriage license was issued this week to James A. Womack of Womack and Miss Lillie V. Laws of Ulam.

Joseph Jacob has sent in his resignation as postmaster of Zell and George Huck will soon be appointed to fill the vacancy.

In Memoriam. Mrs. Camille A. Glad nee Jeep, of Prairie du Rocher, Ill., departed this life on Thursday, Dec. 1, about noon. Deceased was born in Paris, France, November 9, 1835, and emigrated to America with her parents in 1851, landing in New Orleans. In 1855 they went to St. Louis, where she was married to F. W. Glad the following year. The union was blessed with eight children, six girls and two boys, of whom only three survive, viz: Mrs. F. M. Brickery, Mrs. Lawrence Ker and Mrs. Jule LaChance.

Oakland. Born, to the wife of Mr. John D. Vance, on the 29th ult. a son. Mother and child are doing well.

Fair Play--December 24, 1898

Miss Bessie Rozier, eldest daughter of United States District Attorney E A. Rozier, died at the residence of her parents in Westminister Place, St. Louis, on Saturday, December 17, 1898, at 10:40 o’clock P. M. of typhoid fever, at the age of 15 years, 7 months and 10 days. The remains were brought to Ste. Genevieve on Monday and interred in the Catholic cemetery at Valle Spring on Tuesday morning after a funeral high mass for the repose of the soul had been sung by Rev. Father C. L. van Tourenhout. Miss Bessie moved to St. Louis with her parents in April of this year. She was as general favorite with her schoolmates in this city and her sad death is greatly deplored by all. She was a member of the young ladies’ sodality of the B. V. M: and the members of that order attended the funeral in a body. The sorrowing family have the sympathy of all in their sad bereavement.

Born, on Thursday, December 15, 1898, to Mrs. Xavier Hoog on Ste. Genevieve, a son.

A marriage license was issued this week to Alexander Williams and Jane Palmer of Minnith.

Married, at the Catholic Church in this city on Sunday afternoon by Rev. Father C. L. van Tourenhout, Mr. Killian Grieshaber of this place and Mrs. Ann Barthold of St. Louis.

Mrs. Henry Arnold died at her home near Ste. Genevieve of blood poisoning on Saturday, December 17, 1898, at the age of thirty-two years. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery at Valle Spring on Sunday afternoon. Mrs. Arnold leaves a husband and six small children to mourn her loss.

Died, at his home in Bremen, about seven miles from Ste. Genevieve, on Monday, December 19, 1898, of pneumonia, at the age of 69 years, Mr. Aegidius Giesler. The deceased leaves a wife and eight children to mourn his loss. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery at River aux Vases on Tuesday, Rev. Father A. H. Schaefer officiating. R. I. P.

Zell News Mrs. Catherine Huck died of pneumonia on Tuesday of last week and was buried in the Catholic cemetery at this place on the following Thursday.

Fair Play--December 31, 1898

News was received Tuesday of the death of Mr. Franz Dehe, who died in St. Louis that day.

Died, at his home in St. Louis, on Monday, December 26, 1898, of pneumonia, at the age of 38 years, Mr. Charles Buehler, formerly of this city. Mr. Buehler leaves a wife and two children to mourn his loss. The remains were interrred in St. Matthew’s cemetery on Thursday afternoon.  Mrs. Pauline Buehler and son, Joseph, of this city, attended the funeral.

Zell News.

A ten pound daughter was born to the wife of Henry A. Huck on Christmas day. Mother and child are doing well.

Weingarten Items.

A son was born to the wife of Mr. Joseph Bieser one day last week. That is right, Joseph expects to have help from his sons after a while to work in his mines.

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