Fair Play; 1899 (Jan 6 - Dec 30)

Fair Play--January 7, 1899

Born, on Friday, December 30, 1898, to the wife of Mr. Sam Hart of this city, a son.

Wm. B. Cox arrived here Monday from Platteville, Colorado, on a visit to his mother.

Mr. Ed Shaw attended the funeral of Dr. J. B. Cox at Fredericktown last Monday.

Mr. August Griffith, one of Ste. Genevieve county’s most respected citizens, died of the grip at the residence of Mr. R. G. Madison on Monday, January 2, 1899.

Judge Miles A. Gilbert of St. Mary’s, celebrated 1st. Hon. Wm. B. and Miles F. Gilbert of Cairo, Ill, sons of the Judge, attended the celebration.

Miss Estelle Beckwith Fisher, youngest daughter of the editor of the Farmington Times, was married to Dr. Edward Guernsey Simmons at the Presbyterian Church in that city on Wednesday evening, December 28, 1898.

Mr. Ferd Moser was thrown from his buggy while returning home Saturday evening and had his shoulder badly dislocated. Dr. Carssow attended to his injuries and we are pleased to say Mr. Moser is getting along nicely.

George F. Huck has been appointed postmaster at Zell in place of Joseph Jacob, who sent in his resignation some time ago.  George sent his bond to Washington this week and will take charge of the office as soon as his commission arrives.

DEATH OF DR. J. B. COX

Died, at his home in Ste. Genevieve, Mo., on Saturday, December 31, 1898, at 4:45 o’clock a.m., Dr. Joshua Barton Cox, in the seventy-first year of his age.

Dr. Cox was born at Fredericktown, Mo., on the 10th day of February, 1828, and was educated at Lebanon, Tennessee, then considered the great center of educational institutions in the country. After graduation from there he attended the St. Louis Medical College and after receiving his diploma he entered the  Pennsylvania College of Medicine at Philadelphia to complete his medical studies and was then appointed assistant-physician at the St. Louis Hospital where he remained about one year. He then located to Valle Mines, Mo., where he built a large and extended practice. During the war he removed to Ste. Genevieve, but his health failing him, and believing a change would be beneficial, he located at French Village, Mo. In the year 1880 he again moved to Ste. Genevieve where he remained until his death.

On January 2, 1859, he was united in marriage to Mrs. Catherine E. Waters, who still survives him. Six children were born to this union of whom four are still living, viz: Mrs. H. B. Lawrence of St. Louis, Mrs. Ed Schaaf of St. Mary’s, Mrs. Peter H. Huck of this city and Wm. B. Cox of Platteville, Colorado.

Dr. Cox was devoted to his profession and during his long career as a physician was remarkably successful. With natural abilities above the ordinary he only sought to use the talents that God had given him for the benefit of his fellow-men in a professional way. He was a firm believer in the truths of the Catholic church and during his illness was consoled and fortified by the sacraments of the church. After funeral services had been held at the Catholic church in this city by Rev. Father Weiss on Sunday morning, the remains were taken to Fredericktown, Mo., to be laid in the family burying ground at that place. Requiscat in pace.

OBITUARY.

Died, at his home near Minnith on December 3, 1898, of dropsy, Mr. James Hollida, son of Mr. Robert Hollida. The deceased was born June 10, 1834, and was therefore 64 years, 6 month and 17 days of age at his death. He was married to Miss Susan Dickey on July 12, 1861. His wife and three children, two girls and a boy, survive to mourn his death. Mr. Hollida belonged to the Christian church and was a faithful member up to the time of his death. Dr. Carssow was called to administer to his wants and pronounced his disease dropsy, and although everything was done to stop that dread disease, it was of no avail.

Sheriff Stranghan departed for Fulton Sunday to convey to the insane asylum Mrs. Olive Carron, who was declared insane at the ad?? term of county court.

Fair Play--January 14, 1899

Born, last week to Mrs. Papin, nee Janis of St. Louis, a son.

Born, on Saturday, December 31, 1898, to Mrs. Mack Harris (nee Rachel Seyssler) of Indian Territory, a son.

A marriage license was issued this week to Daniel Godell of River aux Vases and Miss Lena Siebert of Ste. Genevieve.

MARRIED, at the Catholic Church in this city, on Tuesday, January 10, 1899, by Rev. Father C. L. van Tourenhout, Miss Pauline Doll of this city and Mr. Brassier Thomure of River aux Vases.

Invitations are out announcing the marriage of Miss Marie LeCompte of Hortton Place to Mr. John P. LaBarge, both of St. Louis, the ceremony to take place at St. Rose’s Church Tuesday, January 24th, at 4 p.m., Rev. J. J. McGlynn officiating. Chas J. LeCompte, brother of the bride elect, will act as best man. After the wedding a reception will be held at the house, to which members of the two family only are invited.

Allen Gordon, a mulatto convict, made a clever escape from the Chester Prison early Tuesday morning last, and is yet at large. He was second cook in the Warden’s kitchen, and was turned out of the cell house at 4 o’clock in the morning to attend to his usual duties. Fifteen minutes later Gordon was missing. It is supposed he crawled into the dumb waiter, operated between the kitchen and the warden’s dining room above, pulled himself up and escaped by one of the dining room windows, which was not grated.--St. Louis Chronicle.

Fair Play--January 21, 1899

A son was born to the wife of Mr. Louis LaFleur of this city on Tuesday, January 17. The child died shortly after birth.

Born, on Sunday, January 15, 1899, to the wife of Mr. Charles Winston of this city, a daughter.

Born, on Tuesday, January 17, 1890, to the wife of Mr. Frank Kohlman of Ste. Genevieve, a son.

A marriage license was issued this week to Charles Gidley of Lawrenceton and Miss Josephine Spraul of Zell.

Born, on Monday January 2, 1899, to the wife of Capt. G. Earl  Alt (nee Calhoun) of Cape Girardeau, a son. (The surname is very difficult to read and may not be Alt)

Married, at the residence of the bride’s parents in New Madrid, Mo., on Wednesday, January 11, 1899, Mr. Wm. S. Kern and Miss Lolla Latham, Rev. Father J. J. Furlong officiating.

Mr. Albert Simino of this city and Miss Dora LaRose of Bloomsdale were married at the Catholic Church in this city on Wednesday, January 18, 1899, Rev. Father C. L. van Tourenhout officiating.

Mrs. Emma Roseman, wife of William Roseman, died at her home in Chester, Tuesday, January 10th, 1899, after an illness of nine days of pneumonia.

Mr. Frank Govereau, formerly of River aux Vases, this county, died at Farmington, of consumption, on Monday, January 16, at 10 o’clock p.m.

Mrs. Hannah Maria Nelson, mother of Theodore D. Fisher, editor of the Farmington Times, died in that city on January 5, 1899, aged eighty-nine years and seven months.

News was received here Wednesday of the death of Mr. Lawrence Sucher, who died at his home at Swanswick, Ill., Monday, January 16. The deceased was a brother of Messrs. Anton and Felix Sucher of this city.

Lon Neels, a saloon keeper of Belgique, Perry county, was shot and killed in his saloon last Monday morning. A traveling troupe for a patent medicine company was arrested at St. Mary’s on suspicion Wednesday and lodged in jail at Perryville.

Mr. Bert. J. Hertich died at the residence of his mother in this city on Sunday, January 15, 1899, at the age of 45 years, one month and 15 days. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery at Valle Spring after a funeral mass for the repose of the soul which had been said by Rev. Father C. L. van Tourenhout.

Mr. Louis Bert Valle.

Died, of pneumonia, at his residence in this city on Saturday, January 14, 1899, at 2:15 o’clock a. m., Mr. Louis Bert Valle, aged 74 years, 5 months and 22 days.

Mr. Valle was born in Ste. Genevieve and attended the private schools of the city and afterwards the Hertich High School on what to this day is known as the old Hertich farm in Beauvais township.  During the gold fever of 1849 he visited California, returning in 1851, and was married at Fredericktown in 1853 to Miss Philomene Janis. At this time he was engaged in the mercantile business in this city and while still in this business was appointed cashier of the Branch Missouri Bank. He was elected county treasurer and served one or more terms until he sold his interest in the store and went into the milling business at Little Rock with Betten  & Valle, under the firm name of Valle, Betten & Valle. Shortly after the failure of this firm his wife died (August 20, 1874), leaving him the father of her nine daughters, all but one quite young children, four of whom are dead. Those living are Mrs. Wm. Nalle of Fredericktown, Mrs. M. V. Ziegler of St. Louis, Mrs. Columbus Abernathy, Mrs. Frank Ernst and Miss Flora Valle of this city. Besides his children there are surviving him two sisters and one brother: Mrs. John L. Bogy of Ste. Genevieve, Mrs. Emily Allen and Mr. August Valle of Mine LaMotte.

The deceased was the son of Mr. Charles Carpenter Valle and Miss Melanie St. Gemme. His father at one time represented this county in the Legislature.  His grand-father was the first commandant at Ste. Genevieve when this part of the country was under Spanish rule.

Mr. Valle was a man  popular among his acquaintances and kind and charitable to all. The esteem in which he was held was attested by the large number of people who were in attendance at his funeral.

The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery at Valle Spring on Sunday afternoon at four o’clock, Rev. F. X. Weiss performing the last sad rites. R. I. P.

Weingarten Items.

Mr. F. X. Huber died of paralysis on Thursday, January 12th, 1899.

Born, on January 17th, to the wife of Mr. Henry J. Mintert, a daughter.

Mr. Frank Bieser and Miss Solomone Weiler were married at the Catholic Church in Weingarten, January 17, 1899, Rev. H. J. Muehlsiepen officiating at the ceremony. Misses Carrie Schwent and Katy Weiler acted as bridesmaids and Leo Donze and Sefrien Weiler as groomsman.

Zell News.

A daughter was born to the wife of Frank Baechle on Tuesday of last week.

Fair Play--January 28, 1899

Miss Lena Siebert and Mr. Daniel Godell were married at the Catholic church at River aux Vases by Rev. Father A. H. Schaefer on Tuesday, January 24th.

Mrs. Laura Bodley, daughter of the late Ferdinand Rozier, Sr., of St. Louis, died at her home in Kirkwood, Mo, Friday, January 20, 1899.

Miss Mary LeCompte and Mr. John P. LaBarge were married at St. Rose’s Catholic Church in St. Louis on Tuesday, January 24, 1899, Rev. Father McGlynn officiating. Rev. Father A. J. Huttler assisted at the ceremony.

Mr. Frank Winston died at his home near the copper mines on Tuesday, January 24, of consumption at the age of 52 years. He leaves a wife and several children. The remains were interred in the cemetery at River aux Vases on Wednesday.

Bernard Huck, who was accidentally shot in the eye while hunting a couple of weeks ago, departed for St. Louis last week to have his eye operated on by Dr. Park. The optic nerve was entirely destroyed and this necessitated the removing of the eye.

Mrs. Barbara Kaufman, aged 51 years, died at her home in St. Louis, 713 Sidney street, on Saturday, January 21, of apoplexy. Mrs. Kaufman was formerly of Zell and was a sister in law of Mr. John Basler of our city.

A petition for the pardon of Henry Willis is being circulated in town this week. Willis was sent to the penitentiary at Jefferson City from this county in 1892 charged with the murder of a peddler in Perry county. He was given a sentence of ten years on purely circumstantial evidence.

OBITUARY.ORTEN--Daisy A. Orten, daughter of Judge J. and Mrs. Virginia Orten was born in Ste. Genevieve county, Mo., December 11, 1878, died January 18, 1899, aged 20 years, 1 month and 7 days.

Daisy was converted during a protracted meeting in Salem Church in her 15th year and remained a true, constant christian during the few years she was spared to brighten the home and cheer the hearts of her devoted parents.

Her kind and affectionate disposition won her many friends and was a source of great pleasure to her parents and relatives.

During the thirteen months of her illness she never complained and was always hopeful, every ready to speak a kind word to those around her and cheer those who administered so tenderly to her wants.

The morning of her death she remarked to her mother that a strange feeling was coming over her, and she believed this would be her last day in this world. When asked if she had any requests to make she gave full directions as to where and how she wished to be buried. Though gradually sinking all day long she was bright and cheerful. Towards evening she turned her face to the window, saying she wanted to watch the sunset as it would be the last one she would see in this life, and soon after its going down she closed her eyes gently and her spirit took its flight.

The bereaved parents do not grieve as those who have no hope, knowing that she was fully prepared to enter the ....(end of article was folded and not readable).

Down an Elevator Shaft.

Oscar Thomure, an employe of the Meyer-Schmidt Grocery Company at No. 417 South Seventh street, fell headlong down the freight elevator shaft yesterday afternoon into a pool of slushy water about 12 inches deep.

He is at the City Hospital now in a critical condition. Superintendent Dr. Nietert says he is suffering with a fracture of the bones of the pelvis and a rupture of the bladder. Thomure was a porter for the grocery house and his duty was to load the freight wagons. At noon he rode to the fourth floor of the building to eat his lunch and when he had finished he lifted up the slide door and stepped off into space.  The elevator which he had left there only a few minutes before was not there. It had been taken, without his knowledge, to the above floor. The unfortunate man uttered a piercing shriek as down the dark passage way he plunged a distance of 45 feet to the basement. Into the water he splashed, sending sprays of mud upward to a height of 20 feet.

Employes who ran to his assistance say it was a miracle that Thomure escaped instant death, and attributed this to the presence of the water in the basement, which eased his fall. Thomure is a young man 20 years of age. He came to St. Louis recently from Ste. Genevieve, Mo., and has been boarding in a house at Nine (illegible) and Mallinckrodt street.--St. Louis Republic, January 24th.

We are glad to learn that news was received from St. Louis yesterday stating that Oscar was improving. His mother departed for St. Louis Tuesday morning.

Zell News.

Mr. Charles Gidley and Miss Josephine Spraul were united in the holy bonds of matrimony during High Mass last Tuesday, Rev. Father Piggi officiating. May the young couple live a long, peaceful and prosperous life.

Henry Eckert and Joseph Gegg are seriously ill with pneumonia. (end)

Bold Robbery.

Four unknown men were the perpetrators of a bold robbery at E. K. Leiber’s leather house, 620 North Main street, on Monday.

An ice man saw a wagon containing four fellows drive up to the door of Leiber’s place. They broke in the front door, loaded up four bundles of harness leather into the wagon and drove rapidly away. He was alone and dared not attempt to stop them.--St. Louis Chronicle.

Fair Play--February 4, 1899

Neil Edmund, the sixteen months’ old son of Dr. G. M. Rutledge and wife, died of pneumonia in this city on Thursday, February 2, 1899.

The two years’ old son of Mr. Joseph Herzog died of bronchitis on Friday, January 27th. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery at Valle Spring on Saturday.

The remains of Captain Lucien Tallevast who died at his home near Minnith on January 31st, were interred in the Catholic cemetery at this place on Wednesday afternoon.

Mr. Frank Schweiss, formerly of Bloomsdale, died at his home in Holcomb, Mo, on Friday, January 27, of heart failure. The remains were brought to Bloomsdale Monday and interred in the Catholic cemetery at that place.

Mr. Gotfried Kreitler died at his home at River aux Vases of pneumonia on Thursday, February 2, at the age of forty two years. The remains will be interred in the cemetery at River aux Vases this morning at ten o’clock.

Zell News.

Benedict Huck who was in St. Louis having his eye attended to returned home last Saturday night. He had the misfortune of losing his eye. It had to be removed in order to save the other eye.

Henry Eckert who has been seriously ill with pneumonia is convalescent. Joseph Gegg is doing well.  (end)

Mr. Vermont R. Allen of Mine La Motte was in to see his friends this week, he gave the Democrat-News a pleasant call. Mr. Allen was born in Tennessee, but on the fifteenth of next August he will have been living at Mine La Motte sixtyfive years.  Mr. Allen’s health is good and he looks nearly as young and active as he did sixty-four years ago. He says when he first came to Mine La Motte three-fourths of the population were French and the French language was spoken almost exclusively, the county was full of game of all sorts at that time and the people were perfectly  happy if they could own a dog and a gun, the principal game being bear, deer and turkey. Mr. Allen’s wife’s great grandfather, Francis Valle, came here in 1744, and he had a son by the name of Joseph Valle who was killed by the Indians in 1769. Valle and another white man and a negro were in a block house near the spot where the Mine La Motte crusher now stands; about sundown the Indians attacked them and Valle and the white man were killed, the negro made his escape to Ste. Genevieve. Mr. Francis Valle died in 1783 and in his will he set aside 1,000 livres for masses to be said for the repose of the soul of his son Joseph. He left five wills, the first one dated 1774 and in each will he made the same provision.--Fredericktown Democrat News.

Born, on Sunday, January 29, 1899, to the wife of Mr. Robert Abernathy of this city, a son.

Born, on Tuesday, January 31, 1899, to the wife of Mr. Gotfried Haug of this city, a daughter.

Mrs. Frank Baumann died at her home near River aux Vases of pneumonia yesterday morning at seven o’clock.

Prosecuting Attorney Sam Bond of Perry county and Miss Ida B(illegible) of Perryville were married at Perryville on Monday, January 30.

Fair Play--February 11, 1899

Died, in St. Louis, on Sunday, January 29, 1899, at 2:50 a.m., after a long illness, Francis Rupp, beloved wife of George K. Rupp, aged 26 years and 6 months. The deceased was a daughter of Mr. Joseph Muelhauesler of this place. She leaves a husband and two small children.

After an absence from Missouri for nearly nine years in South America, Mexico, Texas and Indian Territory, L. E. Roy is in Bonne Terre on a visit to his brothers, B. A. and H. J. Roy.  He also spent some time visiting his sister, Mrs. Joseph Flynn and family, at Cape Girardeau.--Democrat-Register.

Staabtown Items.

Gotfried Kreitler, died February 2nd of pneumonia.

Born, on January 24, 189, to the wife of Leon Gegg, a daughter.

A daughter was born to the wife of Lawrence Govreau on Saturday, January 28, 1899.

Born, on Tuesday, January 31, 1899, to the wife of Clarence Govreau, a daughter. The child died shortly after birth.

Mr. William Vogt is again attending to his saloon. Will says he don’t want the mumps any more.

Mrs. Frank Baumann died Friday, February 3, of pneumonia.  (end)

Zell News.

The little five year old boy of Frank Jacob had an operation performed by Dr. R. W. Lanning last week.

A son was born to the wife of Mr. George Basler one day last week. (end)

Mrs. Theodore Thomure arrived home from St. Louis last Wednesday. She left her son Oscar still in a critical condition.

Charles Gidley and bride, of Lawrenceton, visited Mr. Gidley’s stepmother, Mrs. C. Gidley and other relatives in Bonne Terre this week. Mr. Gidley was married to Miss Josephine Spraul at Zell, Ste. Genevieve county, on January 24.--Bonne Terre Democrat-Register.

Fair Play--February 18, 1899

Died, on February 9, 1899, at his home near Coffman, Mr. Francis M. Womack, aged 78 years.

A marriage license was issued this week to John Weber, Jr., of Kinsey and Miss Josephine Rugg of Weingarten.

We are sorry to learn that the Bonne Terre Register-Democrat, B. A. Roy, proprietor, was destroyed by fire last Saturday night.

Mr. J. M. Coffman, of Coffman, this county, died at his home last Saturday morning, February 11, 1899, of apoplexy, at the age of 47 years.

Married, at the Catholic Church in this city on Tuesday morning, February 15, 1899, at six o’clock by Rev. Father C. L. van Tourenhout, Miss Josephine Dupont and Mr. Joseph A. Rigdon, both of this city. The FAIR PLAY wishes the young couple a life of happiness.

Died, in St. Louis, on Wednesday, February 16, 1899, Mr. Edward Siebert, aged thirty-one years. The remains were brought to Ste. Genevieve Thursday and interred in the Catholic cemetery at Valle Spring on Friday afternoon. He leaves a wife and two small children to mourn his loss. Ed and his family moved to St. Louis from this place last September and has since then been engaged in the saloon and boarding house business. His many friends here and in the county will be grieved to learn of his untimely death and all sympathize with his wife and family in their sad misfortune.

Weingarten News.

Born, to the wife of Mr. Henry Karl, a boy.

Louis Calliotte of Scott county returned home seriously ill. (end)

Zell News.

A son was born to the wife of John Grieshaber last week, and one to the wife of Joseph Schwent last Sunday. (end)

Neal E. Rutledge,

Born October 11, 1898

Died February 2, 1899

Memorial poem not transcribed

To Find the Mine.

The report that Jules LaChance of Kaskaskia, a descendent of one of the oldest French families of the Mississippi Valley, is at the head of an organized movement to locate a lost silver mine supposed to have been worked by the Kaskaskia Indians has revived many of the old traditions of hidden treasures which are connected with the early history of Illinois.

According to the tradition that has come down to Mr. LaChance, the early French pioneers who settled in the Kaskaskia Valley found a tribe of  Indians, a notable feature of whose dress was a profusion of silver ornaments, and it is asserted these were the only Indians north of Mexico or Ycatan to whom silver was known.  The natural conclusion was that the red man had mined the white metal somewhere in the Kaskaskia bottom.

After the close of the Revolutionary war one Pierre LaChance and two other soldiers set out to find the mine. They are said to have reached it, but on returning home, were ambushed by Indians. His two companions were killed and LaChance, badly wounded was left for dead. He made his way back to the village and before he died left a chart showing the route he had taken, which is supposed to be the one now in the possession of Jules LaChance.

Among the stories about the mine that have been handed down, is one  prior to LaChance’s location of the mine, a similar attempt was made by a priest, who on gaining the confidence of the Indians, was led to it blindfolded. On the way there he dropped the beads of his rosary one by one to form a trail. He is said to have stood in a large underground chamber, the walls and floor of which were of gleaming silver ore and being again blindfolded was led back to the village. On reaching home one of his guides handed him a handful of beads, the Indian having pluched them up as he let them drop.

Mr. LaChance is at present said to be exploring the country in the vicinity of Baldwin. New Athens Journal.

Fair Play--February 25, 1899

Born, on Wednesday, February 15th, 1899, to Mrs. Jules B. Boyer of Ste. Genevieve, a daughter.

Mr. Jesse Saddler died at his home three miles from town of typhoid fever on Thursday, February 23, 1899.

Died, at the county farm, on Sunday, February 19, 1899, Miss Mary LaRose. The funeral occurred from the Catholic church Monday morning.

Miss Jettie Patrick, who has been visiting her sister, Mrs. Dr. G. M. Rutledge in our city for several weeks, returned to her home in Alvarado, Texas, last Monday.

We are pleased to learn that the Democrat-Register plant which was destroyed by fire last week was fully insured. Brother Roy saw to it that he never missed an issue of his paper and the Register came out on time this week.

Fair Play--March 4, 1899

Charles Rehm, son of Mrs. Frank Rehm, fell from a scaffold  yesterday morning receiving a fractured arm.

Zell News.

Edgar, the little boy of Anton Fallert is sick.

The little child of Louis Jokerst was accidentally scalded sometime last week, but is quickly recovering.

Fair Play--March 11, 1899

Born, on Friday, March 3, 1899, to the wife of A. Z. Edwards, a son.

Born, on Friday, February 24, to the wife of Mr. August Kern, a daughter.

Mrs. Ed. Siebert has moved her family to this place from St. Louis.

Died, at his home in the Cottonwoods, on Tuesday, March 7, 1899, of the grippe, Mr. William ?imino, aged 61 years and 5 months. The funeral took place from the Catholic Church on Thursday morning at ten o’clock and the remains were laid to rest in the cemetery at Valle Spring.

County court met on Monday, March 6, with Judges Detchemendy, Meyers and Otten on the bench. The insanity case of Louis McClenahan was tried on the testimony of J. A. McClenahan, V. J. McClenahan, Frank Resinger, C.N. Burgess and Dr. C. J. Hertich, and said Louis McClenahan was declared insane and ordered taken to the insane asylum at Fulton by the sheriff. On Tuesday the court made a final settlement with the out going collector, and on the recommendation of Collector Vaeth, appointed S. M. Wood his attorney in tax suits. The court also purchased a wagon for use at the county farm, paying $14 for same.

Sheriff Straughan, accompanied by  H. C. Ziegler, boarded the steamer Georgia Lee Tuesday evening, having in charge Louis McClanahan, who was declared insane by the county court and ordered taken to the asylum at Fulton.

Weingarten News.

Born, on Sunday, March 5, 1899, to the wife of Mr. Chauncey Miller, a boy. (end)

The Thursday’s St. Louis Chronicle says: “Another insane man created excitement at Union Station. Sheriff Straughan of Ste. Genevieve was taking Louis McClenahan, a crazy deaf mute to the Fulton asylum Wednesday morning, when the fellow, with the strength of an ox, broke the iron shackles that bound his hands.

He knocked Straughan down and made threatening gestures at the fleeing people.

The second class waiting room was “cleaned out” in less time than it takes to tell. But McClenahan did not go far before assistance came, and this time he was securely fastened to a bench.

The Sheriff said the deaf mute caused trouble on the steamer from Ste. Genevieve, pursing two negroes to the hold of the boat. McClenahan’s mania is an aversion to negroes. Reading the bible is said to have affected his mind.

Fair Play--March 18, 1899

Born, to the wife of Mr. C. T. Bono of this city, a son.

Mrs. Cornelia S. McNair of St. Louis, formerly of this place, died of apoplexy on Friday, March 10, at Pass Christian, Miss.

Died, on Thursday, March 16, the three months’ old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Scherer. The funeral took place yesterday afternoon at four o’clock.

Charles, the four months’ old son of Mrs. Lizzie Bray, died in this city on Wednesday, March 15. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery at Valle Spring on Thursday.

Died, at his home in Ste. Genevieve on Sunday, March 12, at the age of 72 year, Mr. John Ribeau (colored). The funeral occurred from the Catholic church on Wednesday and the remains were interred in the Valle Spring cemetery.

Fritz Bauman, who killed Henry Johnson on Moreau’s Island last summer, plead guilty to manslaughter at Chester last week and was sentenced to four years in the penitentiary. He as represented by attorney S. M. Wood of this city.

Zell News.

A daughter was born to the wife of Peter Kolder some time last week. (end)

Mrs. Mary Chouteau.

Kansas City, Mo, March 13.--Mary Chouteau, widow of Captain Pierre M. Chouteau, died at her home here today of dropsy, aged 70.  Mrs. Frank Chick and Mrs. O. C. Rice, daughters of Mrs. Chouteau, were present at their mother’s death. These are the only direct descendants of Mrs. Chouteau. The others of the Chouteau family in Kansas City are all her relatives.

Mrs. Chouteau was the oldest member of the family, whose history, perhaps, more than that of any other, is connected with the early days near the Kaw’s mouth. The family in those days was one of the most known and influential in Eastern Missouri. Before the first steamboat ascended the Missouri, Mrs. Chouteau, with her husband, Pierre, came up the river, in a band of French voyageurs. In St. Louis, this band had been organized into the American Fur Company.  Pierre Chouteau founded a trading post in Johnson County, Kansas, near where the town of Turner now stands.  The wife of Pierre was with him at the Kansas trading post. In the early 40s Chouteau owned and managed the warehouse which had been erected by the fur company, now dissolved.

After gold had been found in California and the rush of the wealth seekers began across the plains, Pierre Chouteau became a captain of a small steam-wheel steamboat.  Till after the Civil War he had charge of the  steamers that ran between St. Louis and St. Joe, this latter town then being the outfitting post of frontiersmen.  On the decline of the river traffic he again became a resident of Wesport, and later of Kansas City, and remained here till his death, a few years ago.--St. Louis Republic.

The deceased at one time lived in Ste. Genevieve and was well known by many of our citizens.

Fair Play--March 25, 1899

Died, in this city, of consumption, on Tuesday, March 21, 1899, Mr. William Klein, aged 25 years, son of Mr. Anton Klein. The remains were interred in the Valle Spring Catholic cemetery Thursday.

The trial of Mr. Joseph Oberle against Messrs. Anton and Felix Sucher on an account was heard before a jury in Squire Cox’s court last Saturday. Much interest was manifested in the case and the court room was crowded during the progress of the trial. The jury remained out only a few minutes and brought in a verdict in favor of the defendants. Mr. Oberle and Prosecuting Attorney Stanton and Mr. T. B. Whitledge of St. Mary’s looked after the interests of the defendants.

Mr. Frank Geiler received a telegram yesterday stating that his brother Joseph was dying at the hospital in St. Louis with inflammatory rheumatism.

Mr. Victor J. Andre graduated with honors at the Ontario Veterinary College, Toronto, Canada, on the 22th inst. He received the “Gestin” medal.

Died, at the residence of her brother, Mr. Seph Thomure, in this city, on Saturday, March 18, 1899, at eleven o’clock P.M., Miss Clotilda Thomure, aged 64 years and nine months. Miss Thomure had been ill for the past six years and was confined to her bed for two months previous to her death. The funeral occurred on Monday afternoon at two o’clock, Rev. Father Weiss officiating. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery at Valle Spring. The deceased leaves to mourn her loss one sister, Mrs. Placit LaRose of River aux Vases, and three brothers, Mr. Seph. Thomure of this place, Mr. Frank Thomure of River aux Vases and Mr. Lucien Thomure of Bonne Terre. All were present at the funeral with the exception of Mr. Lucien Thomure of Bonne Terre.

Fair Play-- April 1, 1899

Born, on Saturday, March 25, 1899, to the wife of Prof. L. W. Morton of this city, a daughter.

A daughter was born to the wife of Prosecuting Attorney Stanton on Tuesday, March 28, 1899.

Died, of pneumonia, in Ste. Genevieve on Tuesday, March 28, 1899, at the age of 7 years, Carrie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Reich. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery at Valle Spring on Thursday evening.

Weingarten News.

Born, to the wife of Mr. Leo Kreitler, a daughter.

Died, at the home of Mr. Joseph Hogenmiller, Rosina Grieshaber, the eldest daughter of Mr. Joseph Grieshaber, at the age of 12 years. She was a good scholar, and would have received her first Holy Communion after Easter.  (end)

We are glad to learn that Jos. Geiler who has been seriously ill in St. Louis, is now improving.

Judge R. L. Sutherland, formerly of this county, died at Farmington on Friday, March 24th.

Mr. Joseph N. Simon has moved his soda water factory in the creamery building on Merchant street.

Died, at Weingarten, Mo, on Sunday, March 26,  1899, of pneumonia, Miss Rosina Susan, daughter of Joseph Grieshaber, aged 12 years, 3 moths and 5 days, peacefully and resigned to the will of God, duly comforted by the devout reception of the Holy Sacraments of the Catholic church.

She was buried in Weingarten cemetery on Tuesday, March 28th, after a Requiem Mass, celebrated by Rev. Father J. H. Muehlsiepen, and a large crowd of mourning relatives, friends and neighbors followed her remains to their resting place. May she rest in peace.

Zell News.

The infant son of Joseph Figge died after only a few hours of sickness last Sunday evening, and was buried in our Catholic cemetery last Tuesday morning.

Fair Play-- April 8, 1899

A marriage license was issued this week to Philip Bieser of Kinsey and Wilhelmina Koester of Koester, St. Francois county.

Married. on Wednesday, April 5, 1899, by Rev. Father C. L. van Tourenhout, Miss Mary Shaw of this city and Mr. John Edwards of St. Louis.

The eighteen months old child of Mr. and Mrs. John Bell died on Thursday, April 6th. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery at Valle Spring on Friday morning.

Died, in this city, of pneumonia, on Saturday, April 1, 1899, at the age of four years and six months, Gussie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Antonio Soto. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery at Valle Spring on Monday.

Ulam Items.

Our friend and former neighbor, Thomas Hutson, lost by death a son who was fast approaching the years of manhood. Friend Thomas, take our sincere sympathy in the hours of your grevious trials and carry the burdens as a true christian should; we know how hard a blow it is to lose a loved one from the family circle.

Born, on Thursday, March 23rd, 1899 to Mrs. Milton Holiday of Minnith, a bouncing boy.

Mr. Otton Pfeifer of Coffman has lately moved  his blacksmith shop to Ulam where he will do all kinds of work done in a general blacksmith shop.

Fair Play-- April 15, 1899

Mrs. David Huber, daughter of Mr. Anton Eckert, died at Zell on Monday, April 10, 1899, of pneumonia, at the age of thirty years. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery at Zell on Tuesday.

MARRIED, during mass at the Catholic Church in this city on Tuesday, April 11, 1899, by Rev. Father C. L. van Tourenhout, Mr. Lawrence Ruh and Miss Katy Doll, both of this city. Misses Florence Thomure, Belle Moser and Mary Taylor acted as bridesmaids and Messrs. F. X. Doll, Anton Ruh and Welton Pinkley were the groomsmen. In the evening a ball was given in which a large number of friends of the couple participated. The FAIR PLAY offers congratulations.

Born, on Sunday, April 9, 1899, to the wife of Mr. William (illegible-may be Bell), a daughter.

Recorder Rigdon issued a marriage license this week to Mr. Joseph S. Friedman and Miss Cecelia Einsel, both of St. Mary’s.

MARRIED, in the city by Probate Judge John L. Bogy on Tuesday, April 11, Mr. W. V. Brown, Jr, and Miss Sarah Tallevast, both of St. Mary’s.

John Lux went to St. Louis Sunday to attend the funeral of his brother in law, Mr. James Butler, who died in that city on Sunday, April 9th.

Mr. Joseph Meyer, assessor of Ste. Genevieve county, died on Friday morning, April 14, of pneumonia, after an illness of ten days. Particulars next week.

Mr. Fred. L. Operle and Miss Julia Wilder were united in the holy bonds of matrimony at the priest’s residence on Wednesday, April 12, at 6:30 o’clock p.m., Rev. Father C. L. van Tourenhout officiating. Miss Clara Meyer and Mr. Edward Moreau were bridesmaid and groomsman. After the marriage a reception was held at the new home of the couple on Market street where friends called to offer congratulations.

Died, on Saturday, April 8, 1899, of pneumonia, after a short illness, Mr. Frank Brugers, aged 49 years. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery at Valle Spring on Monday morning after funeral services had been held at the church by Rev. Father C. L. van Tourenhout. He leaves a wife and five children to mourn his loss. Mr. Brugers has been photographer in this city for many years and was a man of exemplary habits and his death is generally regretted. He was a member of the loyal Castle Select Knights and Ladies of America and carried a life insurance policy of $110.

Fair Play-- April 22, 1899

A marriage license was issued this week to Joseph Kramer of River aux Vases and Martha Haynes of Minnith.

Mr. J. B. Ker, brother-in-law of Mr. Lawrence DuRocher of this city, died at his home at Prairie du Rocher of typhoid fever last week.

Died, in St. Louis, on Wednesday, April 19, 1899, John B. LaChance, beloved son of John and Jane LaChance, aged 14 years, 8 months and 15 days.

Mr. Francis L. Jokerst and wife went to Salem, Mo., Sunday to attend the marriage of Mr. George Jokerst and Miss Bertha Dent, which occurred Wednesday morning of this week.

Emile, the twenty year old son of Charles Johnson (colored) died in St. Louis on Tuesday of this week of consumption. The remains were brought to this city and interred in the Catholic cemetery at Valle Spring on Thursday afternoon.

Died in Fredericktown, Mo., Thursday afternoon, April 13, 1899, of consumption, Frank E. Bruce, aged 44 years. Mr. Bruce was born near Bismarck in St. Francois county, but has lived in this county for a number of years.  At the time of his death he was city collector. He leaves two sons, Edward and Harold Bruce. The funeral took place on Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the house. Interment in Catholic cemetery.--Fredericktown Democrat News.

Mr. George J. Jokerst, president of the Jokerst Manufacturing Company of St. Louis was married to Miss Bertha A. Dent of Salem, Mo., on Wednesday, April 19, 1899, by Father P. B. O’Loughlin. Mr. Frank Dent was groomsman and Miss Maud Boothby maid of honor. After the mass which followed the ceremony a wedding breakfast was served at the home of the bride’s mother, Mrs. Mary L. Dent. The bride’s family is one of the oldest in Salem.

The funeral of Mr. Joseph Meyer, late assessor of this county, who died on Friday of last week, took place from the Catholic church on Saturday morning 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 and were accompanied to the grave by the members of Ste. Genevieve Branch Catholic Knights of America of which organization Mr. Meyer was a member. He leaves a wife and nine children to mourn his loss.

Zell News.

Mrs. David Huber was laid to rest in the Catholic cemetery at this place last week after a Requiem High Mass.

Mr. John Kiefer, died on Friday of last week after only a few days sickness. The death which came so suddenly to this young man is contributed to heart failure. He was a faithful Christian and well liked by all who knew him. The deceased leaves a wife and two small children to mourn the loss of a beloved husband and father. The bereaved family has the sympathy of this whole community. He was laid to rest last Sunday after High Mass. May he rest in peace.

Fair Play-- April 29, 1899

Born, on Monday, April 24, 1899, to the wife of Mr. Grafton Rickard of this city, a daughter.

Born, on Tuesday, April 11th, to the wife of Mr. George N. Wilder of Harrisburg, Ark., a daughter.

The infant daughter of Louis White and wife died last Friday, April 21st. The remains were interred in the Valle Spring Catholic cemetery Saturday.

DEATH OF FATHER HUTTLER.

Rev. Augustine Huttler, rector of Holy Ghost Parish, died in the Alexian Brothers’ Hospital at 12:30 o’clock Thursday morning, April 27th, 1899. Death was due to fever following a severe attack of inflammatory rheumatism.

Father Huttler was caught in the rain three weeks ago while making pastoral calls in his parish. At first there was a slight cold, which the priest thought he had permanently cured. It returned about the time the minister was subjected to another drenching.

Rheumatism followed this and became so severe that the sufferer was removed to the Alexian Brothers’ Hospital. When the rheumatic pains were relieved, the fever appeared, and the man’s constitution was not sufficiently strong to successfully combat the double affliction. It was known Wednesday that Fr. Huttler could not recover and the last rights of the Catholic faith were administered that evening.

After these the patient sank rapidly, dying shortly after midnight.

The dead priest was born Nov. 19, 1857, in Colmar, Germany. He prepared for the ministry in this country, and was ordained June 25, 1882, in St. Francis Wis., by Archbishop Heiss, for the St. Louis Diocese. He was made an assistant rector at Ste. Genevieve, Mo.

His logic, oratory and simple Christianity won him first attention and then the love of his people. He was asked to accept the rectorship of the Bloomsdale Parish in Ste. Genevieve County. He remained there a few years then took charge of the Weingarten Parish in the same county. He was at this duty when appointed rector of the Holy Ghost Parish in this city, June 13, 1896. His success in St. Louis was marked from first, and  his demise will be sincerely mourned throughout the church of this city.

The news of Father Huttler’s death was communicated to Mgr. Muehlsiepen Thursday morning, and by him reported to Archbishop Kain.

The funeral services will be held at Holy Ghost Church, probably Saturday. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Zell News.

The little daughter of Andrew Gremminger died last Saturday evening at the tender age of fourteen years.

Bloomsdale News.

Died, on April 24th, 1899, Mrs. Maggie Drury, wife of Theodore Drury, at the age of 24 years, one month and 14 days. She leaves a husband and two small children to mourn her loss. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery Sunday morning at 8 o’clock. May her soul rest in peace.

Fair Play-- May 6, 1899

Cyril Lewis, (colored) fell and broke his leg while playing at school last week.

Born, on Sunday, April 30th, 1899, to the wife of Mr. William Ziegler of Oak Hill Farm, a daughter.

Mr. Anthony Weiler of Weingarten, father of Messrs. Joseph and Peter Weiler, died on Thursday afternoon, May 4, at the age of 84 years.

Sheriff Stranghan, in company with Will Naumann, will leave for Jefferson City tomorrow, having in charge Jesse Clark, who was sentenced at circuit court last week to five years in the penitentiary for burglary.

Died, in this city, of bronchitis, on Friday, April 28, 1899, Gilman Joseph, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Frichette, aged eight months. The remains were interred in the Valle Spring Catholic cemetery Saturday afternoon.

Mr. Henry Eckert, who died at his home at Zell on April 29th, was born April 1, 1861. He was married to Mary Huber on November 20, 1888, and leaves a wife and four children, two boys and two girls, to mourn his loss. He was a son of Mr. Anton Eckert, who lives six miles from town on the Plank Road. Mr. Eckert has been singularly unfortunate, having lost three grown children in the past year. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery at Zell on Monday, May 1st.

Death of Freddie Rimboch.

Nicholas Frederick, son of Ralph and Lucy Rimboch of Minnith, Mo., died of spinal meningitis at 12:10 o’clock Thursday morning, April 27, 1899. He was born Sept. 28, 1897. The remains were interred in the Minnith cemetery.

Murdered His Benefactor.

St. Mary’s, Mo., April 28--Edward Harr, a young farmer living near here, was shot and instantly killed at his home this morning by Gus Hagen. Harr was an industrious farmer, and through his kindness Hagen was permitted to make his home at the Harr farm, performing small duties about the place in payment for board.  Harr became suspicious of Hagan’s actions, and this morning gave the latter orders to leave. A quarrel resulted, and Hagen secured Harr’s revolver and awaited him in the yard, and when he appeared shot him twice in the breast. The murderer was arrested, and will be lodged in jail at Perryville, Mo.--Globe Democrat.

Zell News.

Henry Eckert died of pneumonia last Saturday night at about ten o’clock, at the age of thirty-eight years. The deceased had a severe attack of pneumonia from which he had recovered about a month previous to a second attack of the same sickness, from which he was too weak to recover. He was out in the field working when a little rain shower came upon him before he reached shelter, and to this the second case of pneumonia is contributed. The deceased leaves a wife, four children and an aged father and mother to mourn the loss of a dear husband, father and son. He was laid to rest in the Catholic cemetery here last Monday. The sympathy of this whole community is extended to the bereaved family. May he rest in peace.

Fair Play-- May 13, 1899

Mr. Edmond J. Bordot (illegible) of this city was married at Salisbury, Mo., to Miss Matilda Snider of that place on Tuesday, May 2, 1899, Rev. J. Henness officiating. The young couple have returned to Ste. Genevieve where they will make their home.

Zell News.

Fred Geer is employed by Jacob & Wolk to work in their blacksmith shop. He is a professional blacksmith.

Weingarten News.

The funeral of Mr. Anton Weiler, which occurred here last Saturday, was the largest of many years.

MARRIED, at the priest’s residence by Rev. C. L. van Tourenhout on Sunday, May  7, 1899, Mr. Walter D. Koehler and Miss Pauline Glaser, both of this city. The young couple took passage on the steamer Cherokee for St. Louis Sunday evening on a short bridal tour and will reside in the future in their new home in Ste. Genevieve.

The Cruiser Nashville, the gunboat that fired the first shot in the Spanish-American war, passed up here on her way to St. Louis Tuesday afternoon at five o’clock. She was perceded by the tug W. H. Grapevine. A large number of our citizens visited Little Rock landing to view the boat and she was greeted with several salutes by Superintendent Crane of the Government Quarry. She will remain in St. Louis several days.

Ulam Items.

While out squirrel hunting recently Mr. Ed. Roper’s gun was accidentally discharged, instantly killing his son.

Born, on April 27, to Mrs. George Kelly, a bouncing boy.

Fair Play-- May 20, 1899

Joseph Geiler, who has been confined to his bed for some time in St. Louis with spinal meningitis, arrived her last Friday to spend some time with his folks.

A telegram was received here from St. Louis Thursday announcing the death of Mary, wife of William Buehler of that city, who died of spinal meningitis. Mrs. Pauline and Mrs. Joseph Buehler departed for the city on the Columbia Thursday evening to attend the funeral.

The gun-boat Nashville passed here on her way south Monday afternoon at two o’clock. On her way down she stopped at Crystal City, Chester and other points where she was viewed by many people. Her commander, Captain Maynard, telegraphed to Mayor Dantz that he was sorry he could not sop at Ste. Genevieve. Nobody asked him to do so.

In Memoriam.

John B., son of John and Jane LaChance, nee Pittmann, formerly of Ste. Genevieve, but now of St. Louis, was taken away on the 19th of April. Had he lived until August 14th, Jonnie would have been 15 years old. Why God took the pride and helper of his parents and brothers away is something that those who are left here cannot say. But we  bow heads and hearts to Him from whom all blessing and sorrows flow, for I am sure He knows best.

Fair Play-- May 27, 1899

August Scherer, who served as a private in Troupe C, 8th Missouri Calvary, was mustered out in New York on May 15th and arrived here last Saturday to visit his folks. His Company has been in Cuba for the past six months.

Mr. William F. Nalle died at his home at Fredericktown on Saturday, May 20, at the age of 37 years and 10 months. The remains were interred in the cemetery at Fredericktown on Sunday afternoon at four o’clock. The deceased leaves a wife, formerly Miss Marie Valle of this city, and one son, Bert, aged nine years.

Mrs. Fred Laclede departed for St. Louis last Sunday for the purpose of entering her son, Pierre, in the baby show being held at the Colliseum this week. Tuesday’s Republic has this to say:

“A baby with a big genealogical tree has been entered in the show in the personage of Pierre Laclede, the child of F. C. Laclede. He is the sixth in line from the founder of St. Louis. The child’s ancestry includes such names as Jean Pierre Menard, father of Pierre Menard, found of Kaskaskia, and first Lieutenant Governor of Illinois; Francois Valle, Lieutenant Commander under the Spanish dominion at Ste. Genevieve and other posts; Raphael St. Gemme of a French family of Beauvais, Picardy, France, who helped to defeat Bradock. and Cyril Gregoire of the family of Valence; Dauphiny who fled from France because he was a revolutionist, and made his way to Ste. Genevieve. The baby’s great grandparents were Francis and Berenice Choteau, the first white settlers to locate at Kansas City, in 1820”

“Just enter him as Pierre Laclede on his merits,” said the father to Mrs. Doctor T. G. Comstock, the president of the society, “as a husky young American, 15 months old, good to look at, quite bright, of 30 pound weight, uncommonly well proportioned for his age and having numerous other attributes too numerous to mention.

Died, of spinal meningitis, at her parent’s residence in St. Mary’s, on Tuesday, May 23, Edna, the twelve year old daughter of Dr. Roberts. The remains were interred on Wednesday.

Died, in St. Louis, on Thursday, May 18th, 1899, after a short illness, Mary, the beloved wife of Wm. Buehler, at the age of 26 years and ten months. The funeral took place on Saturday, May 20th.

Joseph H. Shaw and Martin Thomure, formerly of Ste. Genevieve, arrived in this city last Thursday on their way back from a trip down the river as for as  Memphis. They traveled in a nice slooped rigged yacht, named “The Tomboy,” 25 foot long, which they got in Memphis in exchange for their houseboat.

There were four of the boys in the original party but Robert Lambert left them at Hickman, Ky, and returned to Cape Girardeau, sojourning for about a month with Rudy Hahn at the Prescott House last December. Another of the party, Tom Mathis, dropped off at Caruthersville and is at Bloomfield painting. Martin Thomure went to St. Louis from this city on the Grey Eagle last Saturday and Joe Shaw will leave some day this week along in the “Tomboy.” He is stopping at the Prescott House.

The young men had an enjoyable time since they set out on the 9th of October last, hunting game at their various stopping places. They killed lots of small game, such as rabbits, squirrels, quail, ducks and turkeys, besides recruiting their health considerably, which was the main object of their trip.--Cape Girardeau Gazette.

Fair Play-- June 3, 1899

Mr. Nicholas Faust and MIss Mary Hogenmiller of near Prairie du Rocher were married in that town at the priest’s residence by Rev. Father Krewett on Tuesday morning, May 30, at nine o’clock. Mr. John W. Shaw and wife, Mr. Louis Boyce and wife and Mrs. George Beckermann of this city attended the wedding.

A man giving the name of Wm. Wells forged a school warrant on the Boyer School District for $12 last week, collected the money and skipped out. He also obtained a warrant on another school district near town for $14.40 and succeeded in cashing it. He claimed he was representing a slate house and made contracts to sell blackboards to school districts. We understand he also left without paying his livery and board bill.

Born, on Monday, May 29, 1899, to the wife of Mr. William Colgan of this city, a son.

While Joseph Hauck and his wife were visiting last Sunday evening some thief broke into their house and stole $17 in paper money from the wardrobe.

Francis Joseph, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Z. Edwards of this city, died on Saturday of last week. The remains were taken to Union township for interment last Sunday.

Fair Play-- June 10, 1899

A frame house, the property of Mr. Anton Samson, and occupied by Miss Constance Mangin, caught fire yesterday morning about ten o’clock and was partially destroyed. The engine did good work as usual, saving the surrounding buildings. No one knows how the fire started as Miss Mangin was at church at the time. Very few of the household goods were saved. There was no insurance on the building.

On or after the first of July we will have a daily mail between Ste. Genevieve and Farmington and also between Ste. Genevieve and River aux Vases.

Marriage licenses were issued this week to Henry Roy and Mollie Moser of Ste. Genevieve; A.M. Dudley of Flat River and Sarah C. McClenahan of Farmington; David Drury of Danby and Lydon Long (or Lang-difficult to read) of Kinsey.

Mr. Joseph Sucher died at his h ome in Red Bud, Ill., on Tuesday, June 6th, 1899, at the age of 53 years, 8 months and 13 days, after an illness of eleven weeks. The deceased was a brother of Anton and Felix Sucher of this city.

Wm. Ates was arrested in this city last Friday on information of Sheriff Goekle of Cape Girardeau county who had a warrant charging Ates with assault on his father-in-law last Christmas Eve. The sheriff arrived here on the steamer Gray Eagle last Sunday and departed with his prisoner Monday night for Cape Girardeau.

Ulam News.

Mr.  Bede Voelker of whom we made mention in our last items of having sold his store at Curreville, Cape county, Mo, and was seeking another location either in this or some of the neighboring counties has changed his mind and will start for the State of Oregon in a few days where he may engage in business.

Fair Play-- June 17, 1899

The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Anton Roth died on Tuesday of this week.

Born, on Friday, June 16th, to the wife of Mr. Henry Moreau of this city, a daughter.

Born, on Sunday, June 11, 1899, to the wife of Mr. Felix Bogy of this city, a daughter.

A daughter was born to the wife of Mr. Joseph Seitz of this city on Sunday, June 12, 1899.

Sheriff Straughan, Joseph Vorst, Will Sexauer and Henry Siebert went to Jackson by land last Wednesday to witness the hanging of a woman by the name of Headrick who was convicted of murdering a farmer by the name of Lail near Jackson a year or so ago. The execution took place Thursday.

Fair Play-- June 24, 1899--no vital records

Fair Play-- July 1, 1899

Dr. A. G. Meyer sailed from New York for Europe Wednesday to remain two years in Germany completing his medical studies.

Frank B. Callaway was convicted in St. Louis Wednesday of murder in the first degree for the killing of his wife in that city on the 10th of April.

Born, on Saturday, June 24th, 1899, to the wife of Mr. Clemens Heiserer of New Bremen, twins, both boys. One of the babies died the following day.

Mr. William Swearingen of Union township, this county, who has been attending a medical college in St. Louis, visited Sheriff Strughan’s family in Ste. Genevieve this week.

The body of Albert Boyer, fifty years of age, formerly of this city, was found in the Compton Hill reservoir, St. Louis, on Monday. An inquest was held on Wednesday and the coroner’s jury brought in a verdict of suicide by drowning.  The remains were interred in the cemetery in that city.

Dr. C. F. Carssow returned from his western trip last Monday  night, much improved in health. The doctor while out west passed an examination in the State of Idaho and will return in three weeks to practice his profession in that state.

Minnith News.

The board of directors of this (Minnith school) have chosen Miss Dora Lalumondier, who lives in the vicinity of Staabtown to teach their school the coming year. The young lady has had considerable experience in the school room considering her age, and as a teacher has been very successful.

Miss Louise Dougherty of Festus, Jefferson county, Mo., who has been visiting her aunt, Mrs. B. S. Pratte, for the past two weeks, returned to her home last Sunday. Miss Dougherty is quite an accomplished musician; she entertained her friends and relatives with many fine selections at the organ with ease and grace.

Fair Play-- July 8, 1899

Died, at her residence at Bloomsdale, on Tuesday, July 4, 1899, at 11 o’clock P.M., Mrs. Henry Morice, aged 41 years and 8 months. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery at Bloomsdale on Wednesday afternoon at five o’clock, Rev. Father Kreshter officiating at the funeral ceremonies. The deceased leaves a husband and seven children, four girls and three boys, to mourn her loss.

Henry Okenfuss has purchased the Dr. Carssow property now occupied by Sam Hart as a general merchandise store and residence and is having a glass front placed in the store building. He paid $1500 for the property.

Born, on Friday, July 7, 1899, to the wife of Mr. James Doolen of this city, twins, both boys.

Joseph C. Pratte sold his personal property at his home near St. Mary’s last Saturday and will move his family to this city next week to reside here in the future. They will occupy the Dr. Cox house on Merchant street.

Fair Play-- July 15, 1899

Ulam Items.

Chris Hand of near Ulam has purchased the farm adjoining his own of Robert Danielly. Consideration $1,700.  Robert will locate in Kane, Illinois.

Fritz Pfeifer, the blacksmith at Ulam had the misfortune to lose his fifteen months’ old child of spinal trouble.

Joe Boland died of consumption on Wednesday, July 12th, at 10 P.M.

Zell News.

The youngest child of Meinrod Schilly died last Wednesday morning at the age of about one year. The burial took place in our Catholic cemetery on the following day. (end)

Dr. C. F. Carssow and son Ulysses departed for Moscow, Idaho, last Sunday where the doctor will locate to practice his profession.

Walter Operle, who has acted as operator for the Ste. Genevieve Telegraph Line for several years past, departed for DeLassus last Monday, to accept a position in the Western Union Telegraph office at that place.

In a general mix up at Siebert’s saloon last Sunday Joseph Burle was shot through the hand with a ball from a pistol in the hand of Ed. Biggs. During the fight Biggs drew his gun and Burle grabbed it with his hand with the above results. Biggs was arrested that night and lodged in jail and next day plead guilty of carrying concealed weapons and was sentenced to ten days in the county jail.

Fair Play-- July 22, 1899

Born, on Monday, July 17th, 1899, to the wife of Dr. J. B. Roberts of this city, a son.

The body of Joseph C. Hebenschmidt, 15 years of age, was found in the river at this place last Saturday. Young Hebenschmidt was drowned while bathing in the Mississippi at St. Louis and, after an inquest was held over the remains, they were shipped to St. Louis for interment.

Frank Callaway of Fredericktown, who murdered his wife in St. Louis last, April, has been sentenced to be hanged in that city on August 22nd.

The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Emile Geiter died on Sunday, July 15th. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery Monday.

Fair Play-- July 29, 1899

Born, on Wednesday, July 26, 1899, to the wife of Mr. Frank J. A. Ernst of this city, a daughter.

MARRIED, on Tuesday, July 25, by Probate Judge Bogy, Mr. August A. Roth and Miss Annie Brown, both of Ste. Genevieve.

Messrs. Paul L. Lempke and William W. Wilder attended the funeral of Mr. Kossuth Weber at Farmington Monday. Mr. Weber died at his home in that city on Saturday, July 22, of apoplexy, at the age of 45 years.

Mr. Frank E. Jenny and Miss Effie Thomure of this city were married by Rev. Father C. L. van Tourenhout on Monday, July 24, 1899, at 5:30 P M.  Ed Boverie acted as groomsman and Miss Ella Jenny was bridesmaid.

Marriage licenses were issued this week to Frank E. Jenny and Effie Thomure of this city, Alvin Menschke of St. Louis and Mary E. Williams of Ste. Genevieve and to August A. Roth and Annie Brown, both of Ste. Genevieve.

Jefferson county has changed the order of things. Charles D. Lynch has brought suit against Miss E. Williams for breach of promise to marry him. He avers that she promised to marry him as long ago as August 10, 1891, and that she still refuses to fulfill her contract. He asks damages in the sum of $5,000 and has employed Sam Byrnes to represent him in court.

Fair Play-- August 5, 1899

Born,  on Monday, July 31, 1899, to the wife of Mr. George H. Operley of this city, a son.

During the thunder storm Friday, lightning struck a straw stack on the farm of Zyriac Wipfler and set it afire, burning it completely to the ground.

Miss Alice, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John F. Schuchert, formerly of Ste. Genevieve, but now of Cape Girardeau, and Holman S. Dean of the same place, were married at Red Bud, Ill., on Wednesday morning, July 19th.

Mrs. Charles Winston, formerly Miss Rosie Armbruster, died in this city on Tuesday, August 1, 1899, of typhoid fever, at the age of 20 years, after an illness of only one week. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery on Thursday morning after a mass had been said for the repose of the soul by Rev. Father C. L. van Tourenhout. The deceased leaves a husband and one child, only six months of age. Mr. Winston has the sympathy of the community in his sad loss.

Fair Play-- August 12, 1899

Mrs. Wm. Roth died at her home on Moreau’s Island last Sunday, August 6th.

Born, on Thursday, Aug. 3, to the wife of Mr. Chas. Burgert, a son.

Born, on Monday, August 7th, to Mrs. Francis Govreau, twins--a girl and a boy.

A marriage license was issued last Friday to John B. Sewald and Veronica Roth of Kinsey.

The wife of Adam Buenniger died at her home at Kinsey on July 31st.

MARRIED, in this city, on Saturday, August 5, 1899, by Probate Judge Jno. L. Bogy, Mr. James P. Flemming of East St. Louis and Miss Emily Guittar of Jonca.

During the thunder storm last Wednesday afternoon lightning struck and instantly killed a horse and mule belonging to John Schaefer on Lux’s bar opposite town.

We are pleased to learn that Alvin Straughan, brother of Sheriff Thomas Straughan of this city, has been promoted to be a sargeant on the St. Louis police force.

Mr. F. J. Bequette of Bloomfield, Mo, formerly a resident of our city, has opened a photograph gallery in the Frank Brugers building on 3rd street and invites his friends to call and see him.

Edward, the sixteen year old son of Mr. Seraphin Donze, was accidentally shot by his younger brother while squirrel hunting last Saturday. Fifty-eight shots entered his arm and side, but we are pleased to state that the young man is now out of danger.

DIED,

At her home in Ste. Genevieve, Mo, August 7th, 1899, Mrs. Mary M. Rozier, relict of the lamented General Firmin A. Rozier, who preceded her to the grave February 11, 1897, and whom she now joins in heavenly rest. She was the daughter of John B. Valle, Jr., who was a leading member of the noted mercantile firm of Menard & Valle, which did an extensive, lucrative business years ago in Ste. Genevieve, in connection with John Jacob Astor of New York City, and Pierre Chouteau of the American Fur Company in St. Louis city. She was born February 12, 1831, at Little Rock, now the steamboat landing for this town, the property being then owned by her father; and the residence where she came into the world, with its large porch in front, still exists in good repair, located at the brow of the hill, and is now owned by Mr. Andrew Wilder. Her mother was Pelagie nee Janis, the second wife of John B. Valle, Jr., who, after the decease of his first wife, Marie Louise, also nee Janis, married Pelagie, her sister. Of the issue from the first marriage were Jules, Zoe and Louise, of whom Zoe, the estimable widow of Francis C. Rozier, deceased, only survives, while Mary M. blessed the second union.  Her ancestry, on both sides of her father and mother, was of the most distinguished in the French settlement of America, and were among the first to plant civilization and the cross on the west bank of the great Mississippi River, and to found and name the town of Ste. Genevieve.

The church bell of Ste. Genevieve has never tolled in sadder tones than when it tolled on the morning of August 7th, 1899, the death of Mrs. Mary M. Rozier; for the whole community felt that death had taken from us an ornament of the social circle, a true mother and friend, known by all for her intelligence, her kindness, her great religious piety and charity. She died with the consolations of the Roman Catholic Church of which she was an exemplary member, and has left behind worthy children, three sons and three daughters, and grand-children, together with a loving sister, and may God comfort them as they mourn the loss of that priceless jewel which constitutes a good mother and sister.

OBITUARY.

Mrs. Hettie Manning, nee Grayson, died of hemorrhage at her home in St. Louis, June 24, 1899, at the age of 23 years, 5 months and 27 days. She married Allen Manning, December 15, 1896. Two children blessed this union. Deceased leaves a husband, one child, a father, mother, brothers, sisters and many friends of mourn her loss. She professed religion at the age of 16 years and lived a devoted Christian until the time of her death. Before she died she realized that she was soon going to try the realities of an unknown world, still she did not fear death and a few hours before she breathed her last she called her husband and two sisters to her bedside and kissed them good-bye, and while she lay upon her bed with only a few more breathes of this life to breathe, she began to sing in a very strong voice: “Tell mother that I love her just as I did years  ago.”

Fair Play-- August 19, 1899

A marriage license was issued this week to John Graff and Miss Josephine Otte of St. Mary’s.

A son was born to the wife of Mr. William Oberle of this city on Wednesday, August 16, 1899.

Frank, the nineteen months’ old son of Captain Baxter and wife died at their home in St. Louis on Wednesday, August 16th.

The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Trautman died at the home of its parents on Saturday, August 12th, 1899. The remains were interred in the Valle Spring Catholic cemetery Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock.

A man giving the name of Diekman stole a horse and buggy from Rev. John Wood of Farmington last Saturday and traded the horse the following day to Constable Knoke of Bremen, Ill., getting $3.00 to boot. Sheriff Straughan went to Chester Wednesday and recovered the stolen horse from Knoke, who is now minus his own horse and $3.00 in cash.

Zell News.

The one year old daughter of Reinhard Stuppy died of summer complaint last week.

Fair Play-- August 26, 1899

Mr. Pius Palmer died at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Xavier Bauman, near Bremen, nine miles from Ste. Genevieve, on Monday afternoon, August 21, 1899, at the age of eighty-two years. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery at Bremen Tuesday morning.

In the Wednesday’s St. Louis paper appeared the marriage license of Fred. Scherer of New Orleans and Mary Papin of Ste. Genevieve.

Born, on Monday, August 21, to the wife of Mr. George O. Kempf of St. Louis, a son.

A daughter was born to the wife of Mr. James Moore on Thursday, August 17th.

Born, on Tuesday, August 22, to the wife of Mr. Frank Burgert, a daughter.

Circuit Clerk Rigdon issued the following marriage licenses this week; Andrew J. Mead and Mary J. Mattingly of St. Mary’s, Eli Janis and Mary M. Loida of Lawrenceton, George Gremminger of Zell and Theresa Trautman of Bloomsdale, and Henry Arnold of Ste. Genevieve and Mary A. K. Friedman of St. Mary’s.

The ninth annual reunion of the Old Settlers Historical Society, of Randolph County, Ill, held at the Chester Fair Grounds last week was a grand and successful affair. Samuel Alexander Mann, of Preston, aged 85 years, was the oldest person in attendance who was born in that county. Among the interesting relics exhibited was a keystone taken from the first church in Kaskaskia, and also the historical old bell which was presented by King Louis of France to his loyal subjects in Kaskaskia in 1741.

Last Tuesday, August 22nd, the new church at Caldwell, one mile south of New Bremen, was dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Ten months ago His Grace, the Archbishop of St. Louis, commissioned the Rev. M. Bahr to form a new parish. Mr. Caldwell donated the land and by the generosity of the people of Ste. Genevieve, Father Bahr was enabled to erect a substantial parochial residence and a very serviceable church. The parish of St. Mary’s gave the altar and a benefactor a new bell. Others gave the necessary altar linens and sacred vestments, so that all was in readiness for the dedication last Tuesday.

The dedication ceremony was performed by the Right Rev. Mgr. H. Muehlsiepen V. G. After the dedication the new bell was blessed. The solemn Highmass was sung by the Rev. C. Schlefers of Lawrenceton, assisted by Rev. J. Muehlsiepen as deacon and the Rev. C. Krewet of Prairie du Rocher as subdeacon. The Vicar General addressed the congregation in German after which the Rev. C. L. van Tourenhout delivered a short address in English. After the benediction of the Blessed Sacrament had been given the congregation dispersed to the picnic grounds. The picnic in aid of the new parish was well arranged, largely attended and a pronounced success. The receipts were quite satisfactory. It is to be hoped that the new church at Caldwell which was started so auspiciously will prosper and develop into a large and prosperous community.

Zell News.

Dud. McLain is painting for Henry Huck, Sr. Mr. McLain has gained a reputation for being a mechanic in the art of painting.

Jos. Kraeger, our wagon-maker, has returned from Farmington and is again working for Jos. Jacob.

Fair Play-- September 2, 1899

Mr. John A. Bellissime, formerly a resident of this city, died at his home in St. Louis on Thursday, August 24th, aged 74 years.

The infant child of Mr. George Brown of Moreau’s Island died last Thursday. The remains were interred Friday in the cemetery in this city.

Robert, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Flynn, died at the home of his parents in St. Louis  on Thursday, August 24, 1899, aged 1 year and 2 months.

Wm. Rhyan, who was sent to the Reform School at Boonville, for an assault committed on John Gegg of Coffman, has been released from that institution.

Dora, daughter of Mrs. Josephine Crump, had her leg broken by being kicked by a mule last Thursday.

We are sorry to learn that Rev. Father M. Bahr, who has been in St. Louis under surgical treatment, is dangerously ill.

The house of Mr. Louis Lux, Sr., on Lux’s Island, opposite town, was burned to the ground Monday night and all the contents were destroyed. It is not known how the fire originated.

Born.

On Friday, August 25th, 1899, to the wife of Mr. Frank Beauchamp of this city, a son.

On Saturday, Aug. 26, to the wife of Mr. Thomas Brugers of this city, a daughter.

On Saturday, Aug. 26, to the wife of Mr. August LaChance of this city, a son.

On Sunday, Aug. 27, to the wife of Mr. Peter Hipes of this city, a son.

On Friday, September 1, 1899, to the wife of Seph. Morice, a daughter.

On Friday, Aug. 25, to the wife of Mr. Alfred Amoreaux (colored) of this city, a daughter.

Minnith News.

A boy was born to the wife of Mr. August Nanny one day this week.

Mrs. Sarah Griffard died of measles on Aug. 30th. The remains were interred in the Minnith cemetery Thursday.

Fair Play-- September 9, 1899

A marriage license was issued Saturday to Albert Otte and Miss Lizzie Hurst.

Born, on Thursday, September 7, 1899, to the wife of Mr. Anthony Bahr of this city, a daughter.

MARRIED, at the Catholic Church at Bloomsdale on Tuesday, September 5, 1899, Miss Theresa Trautman and Mr. George L. Gremminger.

Mr. Louis Griffard of River aux Vases died at his daughter’s residence in Perry county on Saturday, September 2nd. The remains were interred in the cemetery at Perryville on Sunday.

Miss Odile Valle Layton, formerly of St. Mary’s and Mr. Frank D. Healy were married at St. Kevin’s Church in St. Louis on Wednesday, September 6th.

Cards are out announcing the coming marriage of Miss Anges Marie Brislin of St. Louis and Mr. Fred LaGrave, formerly of this city. The marriage will take place at St. Bridget’s Church, St. Louis, on Thursday afternoon, September 14, at 5 o’clock.

Died, of typhoid fever, in this city, on Sunday, September 3, 1899, Bennie, beloved son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis LaFleur, at the age of 9 months and 8 days.

The widow of the late Titus LaGrand (colored,) better known as “Aunt Patty,” died at the county poor farm on Tuesday, September 5, 1899. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery at Valle Spring on Wednesday afternoon.

From last Sunday’s St. Louis papers we learn that a marriage license was issued to Miss Victoria S. Gegg of Ste. Genevieve and Lemuel G. Staley of St. Louis.

Zell News.

A son was born to the wife of Se?? Figgi one day last week.

George Gremminger of this place was united in the holy bonds of matrimony to Miss Theresa Trautmann of Bloomsdale at that place last Tuesday.

Fair Play-- September 15, 1899

A son was born to the wife of Mr. Vincent Schwent on the 13th inst.

Born, on Thursday, September (illegible), 1899, to the wife of Mr. John Grieshaber of this city, a son.

Born, on Wednesday, September 13, 1899, to the wife of Mr. Henry Eichenlaub of this city, a son.

A marriage license was issued this week to Augusta P. Kohm of Ste. Genevieve and Geo. Schock of St. Louis.

Joseph Giesler has resigned his position as bar keeper at Baumstark’s saloon and we understand he intends to open a general merchandise store at Bremen.

Mrs. Richard Schultz departed for St. Louis this week to attend the marriage of her son Henry to Miss Mable Falk. They were married in that city on Tuesday of this week.

Died, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Bain, in this city, on Tuesday, September 12, 1899, at noon, of bronchial troubles, Mrs. Mary Harvey, aged 72 years. The remains were taken to Saline Township and interred in the Pleasant Hill cemetery on Wednesday.

Mr. Theodore Carron of Bloomsdale informs us that he has bought a butcher shop at Flat River and will move there in a couple of weeks. He will have a sale at his place on Saturday, September 23rd, notice of which is published elsewhere in this issue.

Mrs. Leon Jokerst and family left for St. Louis last Sunday where they will make their future home. Mr. Jokerst will remain here until his business affairs are settled. They will have a sale of their personal property today.

Fair Play-- September 22, 1899

MARRIED, at the Catholic Church in this city on Tuesday, September 19th, 1899, by Rev. Father C. L. van Tourenhout, Miss Augusta B. Kohm of this city and Mr. Geo. Schock of St. Louis.

Mrs. Emile Thomure, formerly of this city, died at her home at Festus on Sunday, September 17, 1899, after an illness of more than one year. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery at Festus on Tuesday of this week.

Departed this life on Sunday, September 17th, at midnight, of bilious fever and inflammation of the stomach Charles F. Fitzkam, after an illness of four weeks, during which time all medical aid possible was tried but seemed of no avail. Mr. Fitzkam was born in Baden Baden, Germany, February 15, 1834. At the age of 6 years he emigrated to this country with his parents and settled in Zell, four miles from town. On the 27th day of November, 1878, he was united in the holy bounds of matrimony to Miss Virginia Panchot, who survives him to grieve his sad demise. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery at Valle Spring on Tuesday. R. I. P.

Miss Libbie LeCompte of St. Louis and Dr. R. W. Lanning of this city were united in the holy bonds of matrimony at the Sacred Heart Church, St. Louis, on Tuesday afternoon, September 19th, at 2:30 o’clock.  Rev. Father James McCabe performed the ceremony. the bridal couple arrived here on the steamer Cherokee Tuesday night and have gone to housekeeping at the Doctor’s residence on 3rd street. The Fair Play offers congratulations.

Fair Play-- September 30, 1899

Mr. Gottlieb Rehm went to Hermann, Mo., this week to look at a ferry boat which he will probably purchase and run from Little Rock landing to the Illinois shore.

Marriage licenses were issued this week to Rosemore Rudloff and Miss Gussie Roth, both of St. Mary’s; to Charles Senfert and Miss Mary Linderer of Ste. Genevieve, and to William H. Roth of St. Mary’s and Miss Dora M. Perry of Coffman.

Mr. Louis Rozier and son Joseph of DeSoto spent several days of this week with Ste. Genevieve relatives. Joe has recently returned from Alaska, where he has been for the past eighteen months. He expresses himself as well pleased with that country and will probably return soon.

MARRIED, in this city, by Probate Judge John L. Bogy, on Tuesday, September 26th, 1899, Mr. Rosemore Rudloff and Miss Gussie Roth, both of St. Mary’s.

The house of Mr. Henry Thomure, who lives near Minnith, was entirely destroyed by fire on Wednesday of this week. None of the contents were saved and we learn that no insurance was carried on house or contents.

Mr. Joseph Vaeth this week purchased the house and lot of Mrs. Lavinio Bozler on Fourth street for the sum of $4000. Mr. Vaeth has decided to go out of the saloon business and has about made arrangements to sell his stock of liquors, cigars, etc, to Charles W. Meyer and Will Sexauer. If the deal is made these gentlemen will take charge of the saloon during the month of November. Mr. Vaeth, we understand, will have a building erected on the south west corner of the lot he recently purchased and open a grocery store in the spring.

Gone to Rest.

Mrs. Mary Stoker, aged 92 years died Sunday night at the home of her son-in-law, Jos. Huck in Salisbury, of old age. Deceased was born in Alsace, France and came to this country 45 years ago, locating at Ste. Genevieve where she soon became known as a most excellent woman and a devoted Catholic who lived true to her conviction and made many friends. In 1882 she removed to Charlton and made her home with Mr. Huck. She was a good Christian woman who leaves behind many relatives and friends who will stop to shed a tear when they hear the news of her passing away. Father Hennser conducted funeral services Tuesday morning in the presence of a large concourse of friends at the Catholic church. The remains were placed to rest in the Salisbury cemetery.

Fair Play-- October 7, 1899

A son was born to the wife of Mr. B. M. Thomure of this city on Sunday, October 1st, 1899.

Born, on Wednesday, October 4th, 1899, to the wife of Mr. John Okenfuss of this city, a son.

Born, on Tuesday, October 3, 1899, to the wife of Mr. Evariste Strassburg of this city, a son.

MARRIED, at the Catholic Church during mass, on Tuesday morning, October 3, 1899, by Rev. C. L. van Tourenhout, Mr. John Roussin and Miss Louise Ehe.

Mr. Charles Seufert and Miss Mary Linderer were married at the Catholic church in this city by Rev. Father C. L. van Tourenhout on Thursday, October 5th.

John Randalls, colored, died at the county farm on Sunday, October 1st. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery at Valle Spring on Monday afternoon.

Rev. Fathers. C. L. van Tourenhout and M. Bahr visited Rev. Father Krewett at Prairie du Rocher Tuesday. Father Krewett will soon leave Prairie du Rocher to take charge of the parish at Waterloo, Ill.

Mr. Edward Singley died suddenly of paralysis on Wednesday night, October 4th, at 11 o’clock. Mr. Singley was stricken while at work at the government quarry on Wednesday and was brought to his home in town where he died as above stated. The remains were interred in the cemetery at Valle Spring on Friday morning. He leaves a wife and two young children to mourn his loss.

At a meeting of our citizens at the Court House last Saturday for the purpose of having the new insane asylum located at this place, it was decided to send Mr. John B. Caldwell to Jefferson City to consult with the commissioners, (illegible) are to select the location. r. Caldwell returned home Wednesday and informs us that the commissioners have promised to visit Ste. Genevieve and see what advantages we can offer before selecting a sight elsewhere.

Mrs. Gus Lotz of Desloge died last Friday morning from a dose of carbolic acid. Indications say the “Search Light,” all point to the poison being administered by her own hand, although no cause can be given which would lead to such rash action.  As soon as her husband discovered what she had done he called in Dr. Turley who used all the antidotes obtainable at such an hour in the morning (4:30), but without avail, and she died about twenty minutes after the Doctor’s arrival.--Farmington Times.

Mrs. Felicite Jane Baltz, wife of Philip G. Baltz and eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. V. Tillman of Libertyville, this county, died at her home, 1237 Temple Place, St. Louis, last Thursday of ureamia, aged 22 year and 9 months.  Mrs. Baltz was well and favorable known here as Miss Cita Tillman, and it was a great shock to her many friends to hear of her sad death. She and her infant child were buried at Libertyville Saturday. Her funeral was attended by her many relatives and friends. The floral offerings were many and profuse.--Farmington Times.

Fair Play-- October 14, 1899

Born, on Wednesday, October 4th, 1899, to the wife of Mr. Jos. B. Bahr, a son.

A son was born to the wife of Mr. Felix Valeroy of this city on Wednesday, October 11th.

A marriage license was issued this week to Andrew B. Baumann, Jr., and Miss Emily Lipp of River aux Vases.

Mr. Louis Straube, brother of Mrs. Bertha Doerge, died at his home in Los Angeles, California, on September 17th.

Mabel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Boland, died at Minnith, Mo., recently, of congestive chills, at the age of two years.

Mr. Frederick Petrequin died at his home one mile from Ste. Genevieve, of hernia, on Sunday, October 8, 1899, at the age of 71 years and eight months. The remains were interred in the Lutheran cemetery on Tuesday morning at ten o’clock after funeral services had been held at the Lutheran Church by Rev. Edmund Bureggemann.  Mr. Petrequin was born in France on February 13, 1852. He leaves a wife and six children, four sons and two daughters, to mourn his loss. R. I. P.

Zell News.

A child was born to the wife of John Figgi a few days ago.

Fair Play-- October 21, 1899

On Wednesday night of last week at a dance given at the residence of John B. Hermann near Coffman, Arthur Boyd was hit on the head with a club in the hands of Andrew Vogt. Mr. Boyd died the following Sunday.

Born, on Tuesday, October 17, 1899, to the wife of Felix LeClere (colored) a daughter.

Born, on Thursday, October 19, 1899, to the wife of Mr. Frank Roulette of this city, a daughter.

A daughter was born to the wife of Mr. Columbus Abernathy of this city on Tuesday, October 17th, 1899.

From Wednesday’s Globe-Democrat we learn that a marriage license was issued to Valentine Siebert of 3049 South Broadway, St. Louis, and Mary Boillot of Ste. Genevieve.

Minnith News.

The two year old child of Mr. and Mrs. John Boland which died suddenly several days ago was supposed to have been bitten by a mad dog.

IN MEMORIAM.

Charles F. Fitzkam, the subject of this sketch, was born in Baden, Germany, February 15, 1834, and died at his residence three miles west of Ste. Genevieve, September 18, 1899, aged 64 years, 6 months and 2 days.

At the age of 6 years he emigrated to this country and settled one mile west of where he died. His father died when young Fitzkam was 17 years of age, he being the eldest son, the care of the entire family, consisting of his mother, seven sisters and two brothers, were thrown upon his hands and he unflinchingly performed the arduous task thus devolved upon him with the utmost patience and fortitude and without a murmer, for twelve long years.  As the younger children were then able to support themselves and mother, he concluded to see a better location in some other part of the country. He first went to California where he remained for some time, and not being content to make that his future home, he visited some of the northern and eastern states, and finally landed in Scott county, Missouri.

After working for some time there he returned to the home of his boyhood days near Ste. Genevieve, where, three years later, he was united in matrimony to Miss Virginia Panchot with whom he lived until his death. A striking coincident in connection with the two families thus united is, there were seven sisters and three brothers in each and one of the seven sisters in each family became a nun.

Mr. Fitzkam was a devout Catholic and lived and died a consistent member of that church. He was a helpless invalid for sixteen years and died with inflamation of the bowels. No children were born at this union. His devoted wife spent the most of her time during the last sixteen years of his life at his bedside ministering to his wants and comforting and consoling him.

The tine for final separation came and he took his departure for the unknown world beyond the river of death to realize that fullness of hope enjoyed by none but the true and faithful followers of the Savior of mankind.

(editorial of the death not transcribed).

Mr. Reuben T. Burnett died at his home near Charleston, Mo., on Sunday, October 15, 1899, at the age of 59 years.

Mr. Burnett had been in poor health and some time ago came to Ste. Genevieve on a visit to his daughter, Mrs. Paul Lempke. While here, he recovered his health rapidly and gained fifteen pounds in weight during his stay. He departed for his home near Charlestom about two weeks ago and soon after contracted typhoid pneumonia from which he died on the day above stated.

The deceased, who was formerly a resident of this county, was a loving husband and father, generous and honest to a fault, a hardworking man and a true friend, and his death is generally regretted.

Mr. Burnettte was matted to Miss Sallie Lee, daughter of the former County Assessor, John Lee. His widow and six children survive him, viz: Laura A, wife of Mr. Paul L. Lempke, Ada, John Smith, William and Clarissa. The remains were laid to rest in this county in the Lebanon graveyard where the Lee family are buried. R. I. P.

Fair Play-- October 28, 1899

Born, on Friday, October 6, 1899, to the wife of Mr. Joseph Lorch of Ste. Genevieve, a son.

MARRIED, by Probate Judge Bogy on Saturday, October 21, Mr. George Pullen of Bonne Terre and Miss Dora Courtois of Ste. Genevieve.

MARRIED, at the Catholic Church in Ste. Genevieve on Wednesday, October 25, 1899, by Rev. C. L. van Tourenhout, Mr. Elliott Rey of DeSoto and Miss Mary L. Chardin of this city. The bride and groom departed for DeSoto Wednesday where they will make their future home.

Adolph Jokerst, formerly of this city, has been offered a position with the National Baseball League. “Dolph is a crack pitcher and we would be pleased to see him succeed.

Marriage licenses were issued this week to Joseph Schmidt of Ste. Genevieve and Mary F. Miller of Farmington; Elliott M. Rey of DeSoto and Mary L. Chardin of Ste. Genevieve; George Pullen of Bonne Terre and Dora Courtois of Ste. Genevieve; Valentine Eisenbeis of Weingarten and Veronica T. Basler of Bloomsdale; Charles Zoll of Oskosch, Wisconsin, and Katherine Rottler of Ste. Genevieve, and to Valentine Baumann of Zell and Elizabeth Joggerst of River aux Vases.

Zell News.

A daughter was born to the wife of Xavier Kiefer recently.

It is reported that Doctor Theo. Herman will leave this place in the near future. He will remove to Cole county, Mo.  (end)

A barn, the property of George Kuehn, was entirely destroyed by fire shortly after noon Thursday. Pantaleon Siebert lost a lot of hay and corn which was stored in the barn and Joseph Herzog lost a self binder and a mower. No one knows how the fire originated.

Marriage licenses sere issued in St. Louis this week to Joseph Herzog of this city and Mrs. Bertha Grieve of St. Louis; William Schultz and Katherine Huck, both of this place, and to Jos. Geiler and Rosa Breitenmoser of St. Louis.

George N. Wilder died at the Lutheran Hospital in St. Louis on Tuesday, October 24, 1899, of cancer, at the age of thirty two years. The remains were brought to Ste. Genevieve Tuesday night and interred in the City Cemetery at Valle Spring on Thursday morning.  The funeral was conducted by the members of  Ste. Genevieve Lodge Knights of Pythias, of which Mr. Wilder was a member.

The members of the Ste. Genevieve Brass Band escorted the remains to their last resting place. Mr. Wilder had organized this band and during his stay here was always an enthusiastic member and his last wish was the the band to play his funeral march.

Besides his mother, five brothers and three sisters, Mr. Wilder leaves a wife and one child, a baby six months old to mourn his loss.

Mr. Wilder was born and raised in Ste. Genevieve and has many friends here who deplore his sad death. Two years ago he left for Arkansas and has since then made that place his home. R. I. P.

Miss Katherine Rottler of this city and Mr. Charles Zoll of Oskosch, Wisconsin, were married at the Catholic Church in this city by Rev. Father C. L van Tourenhout on Wednesday afternoon, October 25, 1899, at half past three o’clock. Mr. Otto Zoll and Miss Mary U. V. Jokerst acted as groomsman and bridesmaid. After the ceremony at church a wedding supper was served at the residence of the bride’s parents to the immediate members of the family. The happy young couple took passage on the steamer Columbia for St. Louis the same evening for a short bridal tour, and on their return will make Ste. Genevieve there home.

The commissioners appointed by Governor Stephens to locate Insane Asylum No. 4, arrived here last Wednesday and were met by a committee of our citizens who escorted them to several places which would make excellent sights for the asylum. They were well pleased with the places they visited and readily saw the advantages Ste. Genevieve offers in the way of fine and cheap building material. One sight in particular, the church property near Valle Spring, seemed to please the commissioners very highly, and we have no doubt but what Ste. Genevieve stands as good a chance of securing the asylum as any of her competitors. The commission is composed of the following gentlemen: J. D. Allen of Butler, J. Ed. Berry of Fulton, O. C. Clay of Canton, Dr. C. H. Rigg of Montgomery county and J. L. Buchman of California.

Fair Play-- November 4, 1899

A marriage license was issued this week to Frank Basler and Ida Carron of Bloomsdale.

The one year old son of Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Thomsen of Zell died on Sunday, October 29th.

Born, on Thursday, November 2, 1899, to the wife of Mr. Thomas Lalumondiere of this city, a daughter.

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hurst died on Tuesday, October 31, and as buried in the Catholic cemetery at Valle Spring on Wednesday morning.

Frank Galvin, who was convicted of murder and sentenced to twelve years in the penitentiary from this county was pardoned by Governor Stephens.

Frank, the 22 year old son of the late Mr. Joseph Sucher of St. Louis died at that place on Thursday, October 26th, 1899. The remains were brought to this place on the boat last Friday night and interred in the cemetery at River aux Vases Saturday morning.

MARRIED, at the Catholic Church in this city on Monday, October 30, 1899, by Rev. Father Weiss, during Mass, Mr. August Oberle and Miss Lizzie Rudloff, both of this city. Mr. Nicholas Bolle and Miss Lena Oberle were the groomsman and the bridesmaid. The young couple will make their home in this city.

Circuit Court adjourned last Saturday. The case of Carrie L. Litterst vs. Thomas Coffman for breach of promise was tried by a jury and a verdict was rendered in favor of the defendant. The plaintiff’s attorney made a motion for a new trial which was continued by consent. Only two indictments were found by the grand jury.

The Death Angel visited the home of Chas Ingram of East Bonne Terre, Mo, on October 30, 1899, and took from him his beloved wife, Luella Ingram, aged twenty-four years, 8 months and 26 days. She leaves a small child, a husband and other relatives and friends to mourn their irreparable loss. Conscious as she was the the last, she said to her husband who had always been so kind to her: “Don’t grieve for me dear, it is so sweet (illegible) arms of Jesus.” (Illegible) E. Church at East Bonne (illegible) from Acts 7-59.

MARRIED.

The occasion of the marriage of Mr. Andrew Bauman Jr. and Miss Emma Lipp, both of this county took place on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 1899. They were joined in the holy bonds of matrimony at the Catholic Church at River aux Vases, Rev. Father Schaefer officiating. Misses Maggie and Kunigunde Bauman and Rose Lipp acted as bridesmaids and Messrs. Felix and Peter Bauman and John Lipp as groomsmen.  After the ceremony was performed the party repaired to the residence of the brides parents, where a throng of friends and relatives had assembled to celebrate the wedding. The time was spent with pleasure and merriment, and all participating enjoyed themselves. Both parties had made ample preparation, and that splendid supper which had been prepared cannot be too highly complimented. Also other refreshments were copious, such as beer, wine, etc. After the wedding the young couple departed for their new home on the Fredericktown road. May they live long, a happy and prosperous life is the wish of your correspondent. (A list of wedding presents not transcribed) Caldwell, Mo.

Fair Play-- November 11, 1899

Old Mr. and Mrs. LaPlant died at the county farm recently.

Born, on Tuesday, November 7th, 1899, to the wife of Mr. Fred. Oehler of this city, a daughter.

A daughter was born to the wife of Mr. Louis Lux of this city on Monday, November 6th, 1899.

Died, at River aux Vases, on Tuesday, November 7, 1899, the thirteen year old daughter of Mr. Casper Grieshaber. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery at River aux Vases on Thursday.

Mr. Henry Roth, aged 24 years, died of consumption on Saturday, November 4, 1899. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery at Valle Spring on Sunday afternoon.

The young child of Mr. Andrew Roth of near River aux Vases died of diphtheria on Sunday, November 5th.

Rev. Father M. Bahr has moved to his new residence near his church at Bremen, about seven miles from this city.

Mrs. Elenore Valle, aged eighty-two years died at the residence of her son, Mr. Antoine Valle, at Coffman, on Monday, November 6, 1899. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery at River aux Vases on Wednesday. Mrs. Valle was the mother of Mrs. George Gettinger and Mr. Joseph Valle of this city.

Marriage licenses were issued since our last issue to Valentine Schilli and Regina Trautman of Bloomsdale; Ely Govro and Mary Schuh of River aux Vases; Alfred Rudloff and Sarah M. Roth of St. Mary; Joseph Smith and Anna Siladi of Ste. Genevieve, and to Charles A. Roth of Zell and Julia L. Karl of New Offenburg.

Messrs John L. Bogy, Wm. F. Cox, Henry L. Rozier, J. B Roberts, T. B. Whitledge, John B. Caldwell, John Tlapek and R. E. Sprigg are in St. Louis pressing Ste. Genevieve’s (illegible) for the new asylum. The commissioners met in that city on Thursday to select the place. At noon Friday no word had been received in regard to the location.

Zell News.

A daughter was born to the wife of John Naeger on Friday of last week.

Valentine Bauman of this place was married at River aux Vases last Tuesday.

Fair Play-- November 18, 1899

Born, on Sunday, November 12, 1899, to the wife of Mr. George Todisman of this city, a daughter.

Died, at the residence of her sister, Mrs. John Okenfuss, in this city, on Tuesday, November 14, (illegible) the age of 22 years and (illegible) Miss Lena Siebert, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence (illegible). The remains were interred in the Catholic illegible) Thursday. (Large stain over most of article).

Died, at his home near Ladonia, Texas, on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 1899, of heart failure, Mr. William Evans, aged about 80 years. Deceased was born and raised in New Tennessee, this county and was a brother in law of Mrs. Eli Boyer of Ste. Genevieve.

The sad news reached here Sunday of the death of Mrs. William H. Leavenworth of Macon, Colorado, formerly Miss Jessie Menard. She died of erysipslas on Saturday morning, November 11, at six o’clock. Mrs. Leavenworth leaves a husband and three young children.

A special dispatch to the St. Louis Globe-Democrat from Dubuque, Iowa, under the date of November 12th, says: Mrs. and Mrs. Charles Gregoire of this city celebrated their golden wedding here last evening. Charles H. Gregoire and Miss Mary Janis, both natives of Ste. Genevieve, Mo., were married in 1849. Mr. Gregoire was born in 1821. He came to Dubuque in 1853, and was followed by his family two years later. He had charge of the first freight that crossed the river after the Illinois Central reached Galena, and for many years, until 1866, ahd charge of the ferry.

Fair Play-- November 25, 1899

A son was born to the wife of Mr. Chas. Rehm of this city on Wednesday, November 15th.

A daughter was born to the wife of Mr. Wm. Kern of Ste. Genevieve on Wednesday, Nov. 22nd, 1899.

Born, on Wednesday, November 22, to the wife of Mr. Chas Naumann, a son.

Born, on Tuesday, November 21st, 1899, to the wife of Prosecuting Attorney Sam Bond of Perryville, a son.

Miss Lena Jokerst, daughter of Mr. Xavier Jokerst, died at River aux Vases on Wednesday, November 22, 1899, of typhoid fever, aged about twenty years.

MARRIED, by Probate Judge John L. Bogy on Friday, November 17, 1899, William Rundel and Miss Cassie Laird, both of Flat River, St. Francois county.

Mr. Henry Caldwell, formerly of St. Mary’s but now a prosperous farmer of Oklahoma, was in Ste. Genevieve several days this week.

MARRIED, at the Catholic Church in this city, on Wednesday afternoon, November 22, 1899, by Rev. C. L. van Tourenhout, Mr. Charles Pinkley, son of Mr. James Pinkley, and Miss Teresia Samson, daughter of Mr. Anton Samson, both of Ste. Genevieve. The bridesmaids were Misses Mary Jokerst, Mary Smith and Gussie Simino and Messrs. Welton Pinkley, Anton Basler and William Moro acted as groomsmen.  After the marriage ceremony a fine supper was served at the residence of the groom’s parents, after which all present enjoyed themselves in dancing and merrymaking until an early hour in the morning. The bride and groom were the recipients of many handsome wedding presents.  They left on the steamer Columbia for St. Louis Thursday evening on a wedding tour of two week’s duration, and on their return will make their home near Ste. Genevieve.

Zell News.

We will probably have another doctor here in the near future. Doctor E. J. Schindler of Uniontown was here and found this section favorable. A letter was received from him stating that he will be ready to come in a few weeks.

Fair Play-- December 2, 1899

Born, on Saturday, November 18th, to Mrs. John E. Ernst of St. Louis, a son.

A marriage license was issued this week to Lawrence F. Voelker of  Minnith and Lorena Rudluff of River aux Vases.

Mrs. Lee died on Mitchell’s Island, a few miles below town on Saturday, November 25th. The remains were interred in the city cemetery at Valle Spring on Monday, November 27th.

Peter Kennedy (colored) of St. Mary’s, who was committed to the county poor farm by the county court the early part of November, dropped dead at that institution at noon on Thursday.

MARRIED, in this city, at the Catholic Church, on Wednesday morning, November 29, 1899, by Rev. C. L. van Tourenhout, Mr. Antoine Labruyere of River aux Vases and Mrs. Emily Thomure of this city.

MARRIED, at Belleville, Ill., on Tuesday, November 14th, 1899, Mr. Anthony Huck and Miss Cora Culver, both formerly of this city. They will reside in St. Louis.

Probate Judge John L. Bogy united in marriage on Friday, December 1, 1899, Mr. Edward Woodard of (illegible) township, this county and (illegible) Esther Young (illegible) of (illegible) William (illegible). (large ink blot over column)

Mr. William A. Hendrick of Chaonia, Mo, and Miss Mary F. Roulette of St. Mary’s were married by Rev. Father Wagner at St. Mary’s on Monday, November 27, 1899. The couple departed for Cape Girardeau county the same day to reside there in the future.

Miss Caroline C. Schaaf of St. Mary’s was quietly married to Mr. Charles L. Boye of St. Louis on Wednesday, November 29th, at St. Edwards Church in St. Louis. The ceremony was performed by the Reverend E. J. Wynne in the presence of the relatives of the bridal couple. Miss Clara Tucker was the maid of honor and Mr. M. W. Magehan was best man.

Elsie, the daughter of Attorney C. A Killian, of Perryville, died at the home of her parents in that city on November 16, 1899, aged seven years, 6 months and 5 days.

We understand the Jokerst Manufacturing Company of St. Louis has leased the Herter store building on Main street and will open a jeans pants factory about the first of the year.

The Cornwall Copper Mines were sold by Mr. Doak this week to Dr. E. D. Peters of Boston and a force of men were put to work last Monday under the new management. We understand the force will be largely increased next week. We are unable to ascertain the price paid for the mines.

MARRIED, by Probate Judge John L. Bogy, on Thursday, Nov. 30. 1899, Mr. Louis H. Zimm(illegible), Waterloo, Ill, and Miss S(illegible) Feldmeier of Caflin Bridge, Id(illegible)

Jackson Cash-Book:--Mr. G. F. Simms, formerly of St. Louis, now of Farmington, a soldier of the late war in Cuba, and Miss Laydes C. Snider of Jackson, were married in the Methodist parsonage here Monday night at half past seven by Rev. J. W. Worsnop. The following parties witnessed the ceremony: A. F. Williams and wife, M. Y Snider and wife, Mrs. Worsnop and Miss Robinson. The groom and bride left (illegible) for Ste. Genevieve (illegible) will make their home.

Fair Play-- December 9, 1899 (Much damage to the vital records part of this paper)

Born, on  Wednesday, December 6th, 1899, to the wife of Mr. Frank Roth of this city, twins--boys.

Annie S., infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Schir(illegible) typhoid fever at the home of her parents in Bonne Terre on (illegible)day November 23, 1899.

Mr. Frances E. Thompson and Miss Hattie E. Medley, both of Jackson township, this county, were married by Probate Judge John L. Bogy on Wednesday, December 6, 1899.

Mrs. Heath Patriarche and daughters, Misses Violet and Gladys, returned their home in Toronto, Canada, last Sunday, after a months’ visit to Miss Hazel Bigger, who accompanied them as far as St. Louis.

Zell News.

The infant daughter of Reinhard Stuppy died last Sunday at the tender age of five days, and was buried on the following day.

Freddie, the little son of Fred. Naeger, was kicked by a young mule one day last week, which caused him to be unconscious for about twelve hours.

MARRIED.

The marriage of Mr. Lawrence F. Voelker of Minnith and Miss Lorena Rudloff of River aux Vases took place on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 1899.

They were joined in the holy bonds of matrimony at the priest’s residence, Rev. Father Schaefer officiating, Misses Laura Voelker and Cecelia Rudloff acted as bridesmaids and Messrs. Andrew J. Rigdon and Henry Rudloff as groomsmen. After the ceremony was performed the parties retired to the home of the bride’s parents where a host of friends and relatives had assembled to celebrate the wedding and serve a rich dinner.  The time was spent with pleasure and refreshments were enjoyed such as beer, wine, etc.

The second day was also a day of enjoyment at the home of the groom’s parents where many relatives and friends were gathered to greet them. May they live a long and happy life is the wish of your correspondent.  (A list of gifts was not transcribed)

Fair Play-- December 16, 1899

Born, on Tuesday, December 12th, 1899 to the wife of Mr. Frank Jenny, Jr., of this city, a daughter.

A daughter was born to the wife of Mr. Joseph Rigdon of this city on Thursday, December 14th.

Mrs. Pantaleon Siebeit died of paralysis at her home in this city on Thursday, December 14, 1899, at the age of 63 years. The funeral will take place from the Catholic Church this morning at ten o’clock.

Mr. A. O Babb Celebrates His Eightieth Birthday.

Editor FAIR PLAY:--I desire to say in this many friends that our venerable citizen, A. O. Babb, celebrated his eightieth birthday on the 2th inst., and that he is hale and hearty, apparently in as good health as he has been for the last ten years. The fact that Mr. Babb has been totally blind for the last fifteen years would seem, to one unacquainted with him, to make this old gentleman despair and become tired of life, but not so, he is as jovial as any man of his age, not withstanding his afflictions, and avails himself of every opportunity to engage in a discussion of the questions that are agitating the minds of the people today, and particularly delights in a a political controversy.

For two or three days previous, his aged wife busied herself making preparations to make his birthday one of the pleasantest days of the old man’s life and to say the least for her she did herself proud; had a dinner composed of almost everything calculated to tempt one’s appetite, and all those whose good fortune it was to be present and partake of his bountiful feast, I am confident, went away feeling much better.

Now, to him whose long stay among us brought about the occasion for this enjoyable feast, we say in one accord: May the Lord spare thee, Mr. Babb, to live to enjoy at least one more birthday.

OBITUARY.

DIED, Charles Perry, son of John and Bessie Perry of near Coffman in New Tennessee settlement. It has been said and truly that “death loves a shining mark and that his messenger knocks with equal foot step and relentless impartiality at the door of palace and cottage.”  This time he gathers into his garner a young man of noble character, and the fall of none of his victims has brought more pain, gloom and sorrow to a community than the death of Charles Perry, we who are left in grief come in as humble way to pay a last and fitting tribute to his memory.

Mr. Charles Perry was born and raised in Ste. Genevieve county, Missouri in the settlement known as New Tennessee, on the 20th of September, 1867, and departed this life at his home near Commerce, Scott county, Missouri, November 18, 1899, at 3:30 P.M., aged 32 years, 1 month and 28 days.

Almost his entire life has been spent among us save about two years at the place of his death. Charley was married to Miss Fannie Jones, October 11, 1892. She was a daughter of John Jones, a well to do and respectable farmer residing in the same settlement as that of Mr. Perry, at the time of their marriage. Mr. Jones died some three years ago, and his widow, the mother of Mrs. Fannie Perry, now resides in the state of Texas. Charley, with his companion, walked hand in hand, overcoming the many difficulties in life for a period of about seven years, when he was stricken with malarial fever with which he suffered for nine days.

Mrs. Perry, the mother of Charley, who dearly loves her children, had the pleasure of visiting her son some three week before he was stricken down. Mr. John Perry, the father, having been called by wire, was by his son’s bedside in the last hours of pain.

No effort or means were spared to preserve his life, but it seemed that no medical attention could check the dreadful disease nor stay the heavy hand of death, so he passed away from the scene of those duties which he so faithfully and lovingly performed, leaving a vacancy never to be filled in the home which he made happy by his many virtues, and a wound in the heart of his devoted wife, father, mother, brothers and sister, never to be healed on this side of the grave. (editorial not transcribed)

His remains were brought from Commerce, Missouri, to Knob Lick, Missouri, by rail, accompanied by his wife and father, and thence over land to the Stone  Church in New Tennessee where the funeral services were held on  Monday, November 20, at three o’clock P.M., Rev. Elijah Coffer delivering the discourse. Notwithstanding the gloomy afternoon, quite a large crowd had gathered to pay the last and sad tribute of respect to one who had gone in and out among them for many years. After the service at the church, the body was born to the cemetery which was only a few steps away and they laid to rest.

Fair Play-- December 23, 1899

A daughter was born to the wife of Mr. August KErn on the 20th inst.

Mrs. Daniel Kreitler died at her home at River aux  Vases on Tuesday, December 19, after a short illness at the age of 65 years.

Died, of heart failure at  Caruthersville on Wednesday, December 13, 1899, Albert Voelker, son of Frank Voelker Sr of St. Mary. The deceased was a social member of the Modern Woodmen Camp at St. Mary’s.

Born, on (illegible  14th, to the (illegible) Doerge of (paper too damaged to read)

Mrs. Monica S(illegible--possibly Sucher--see article below) died at her home (illegible) west of Ste. Genevieve (illegible)ay morning, December (illegible) of heart failure at the (illegible) years. The remains (illegible) in the Catholic cemetery at (illegible) Spring on Thursday (illegible) er a funeral high mass(illegible) by Rev. Father (illegible) enhout.

Fair Play-- December 30, 1899

Born, on Thursday, December 28th, 1899, to the wife of Mr. August T. Winston, a daughter.

Mrs. Mary Metcalf, Mrs. Rose Stetzel and Miss Veronica Trautman, who attended the funeral of their mother, Mrs. Monica Sucher, last Thursday, returned to their home in St. Louis last Saturday.]]></content:encoded>

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