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In February last Henry Dieckman, of St. Louis, went to Canada being a defaulter to the amount of about 140,000, which he had lost in speculation, through the devoted labor of his wife Dieckman's creditors had on the 10th been satisfied, and he would return to St. Louis
Source: Mower County Transcript June 19, 1889, page 2, Lansing MN, transcribed by GT Transcription Team member, rl

My husband, Moses R. Eaton, left me in December last, and went by the way of Cincinnati, to Illinois. I have not since heard of him; and am now with three of my children, at Detroit, in a destitute situation. I should feel greatful for any information respecting my husband – and Editors in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Missouri by publishing this notice, would perform an act of humanity, and confer a particular favor on the unfortunate.   REBECCA EATON.
(Missouri Republican, January 1, 1823. Submitted by Lisa)

THE public are hereby cautioned against harboring or trusting on my account my wife Nancy, whom has left my bed and board without any just cause or provocation. I will therefore pay no debts of her contracting. TOUSSAINT COUZENEAU (Nov 19th – 1t)
(Missouri Republican, January 1, 1823. Submitted by Lisa)

Man of the Year
If he has his dreams come true, C. E. Hamilton of St. Louis may be called a genius. He has patents pending for making auto tires out of materials on which there are no priorities. Tubes made under his process are already being tested.
(Source: DeWitt Era-Enterprise, Dewitt, Arkansas Thursday, April 16 1942, Transcribed by Angie Grant)

Archaeologists Uncover governor's artifact at Palace. (hand written date 1/1/03)
The New Mexican
The tag belonged to Gov. William A. Pile, territorial governor from 1869-1870

During the excavations Tuesday at the Palace of the Governors, archaeologists discovered a small reminder of the controversial figure in New Mexico history.
As they were excavating and stabilizing the north wall of the patio offices, archaeologists found an old brass tag that bears the inscription "Wm A. Pile, 512 Pine, St. Louis, Mo."
The tag belonged to Gov. William A. Pile, who served as territorial governor from 1869-1870.
A release noted that one of the Pile's most notorious actions was the disposal of a large number of public documents, apparently in an effort to clean up the Palace in May 1869.
Following Pile's instructions, Territorial Librarian Ira Bond sorted through the documents, keeping the "important ones" and discarding the so-called inconsequential papers. The librarian and assistants "spent the whole day" making decisions about what parts of the New Mexico history - would remain part of the offical record. The remained was relegated to a burro shed or privy, where they were distributed throughout the local community as scrap.
According to one account, Eluterio Barela, a wood hauler from Cieneguita, obtained permission from the governor to remove the papers. Bond was also said to have sold some of the papers.
Because of the public outcry precipitated by the Santa Fe Weekly Post, Pile urged citizens to return the documents. The documents continued to trickle in fo ryears after. Barela returned the papers to the state librarian in 1886.
Despite efforts to retrieve the documents, state history suffered irreplaceable losses.
"When documents are lost, archaeological investigation is one of the ways to bridge some of the gaps in the historical record," said archaeologhist Stephen Post.
Frances Levine, director of the Palace, said in the announcement; "It is a great coincidence that this historical artifact would be found on the eve of the inauguration of New Mexico's next governor, and ironic that we would find a reference to Gov. Pile in the trash deposits behind the Palace."
(Source: Clipping found in a book on the Territorial Governors of New Mexico, before statehood. Contributed by Erny Long)

It is charged that the newly appointed postmaster of St. Louis voted for Cleveland and Hendricks, and if he did he should be complimented as a Republican of extraordinary sense and judgment, and will necessarily make a good postmaster.
Richmond Conservator, Ray county, Mo, January 30, 1890[Lisa 2009]

“Blind Tom” Is giving concerts in St. Louis.
The Quincy Whig, Saturday, June 26, 1869, Page1, [transcribed by Debbie Gibson]
The firm of D'Oench & Co., wholesale druggists, of St. Louis, a few days ago received an invoice of the first shipment of Asiatic goods by the Central and Union Pacific Railroad, from San Francisco. They also sent the first shipment through from St. Louis to San Franciaco.
The Quincy Whig, Saturday, June 26, 1869, Page1, [transcribed by Debbie Gibson]

D.C. Spring, of St. Louis, is at the Quincy house. March 9th 1880, The Quincy Daily Whig, Adams County, IL [Debbie Lee- 2008]

The National Association of Saddle and Harness Makers at St. Louis elected C. L. Kulp of Louisville, president; J. J. Albinger of Kansas City, vice president, and W. C. Wolfskill of Dallas, Tex., secretary and treasurer.
Transcribed from The Quincy Morning Whig, July 23, 1893 [Debbie Lee- 2008]

From a St. Louis paper, March 21, 1812
The tremendous effects of earthquakes in this territory have revived an almost obsolete Indian rite in the mode of imploring the Deity and to avert the divine displeasure. Temples are erecting in the Indian villages to make offerings to the Great Spirit. The Shawnese of the Meramec (40 miles from this place) have finished their religious devotions. The following authentic account of it may be interesting to our readers.
This alarming phenomenon of nature, struck with such consternation and dismay, those tribes of Indians that live within and contiguous to that tract of country on the Mississippi where the severity of the earthquake appears to have been the greatest, that they were induced to convene together in order to consult upon the necessity of having recourse to some method of relief from so alarming an incident; when it was resolved to fall upon the following expediment to excite the pity of the Great Spirit.
After a general Hunt had taken place to kill deer enough for the undertaking, a small hut was built to represent a temple or place of offering for a sacrifice. The ceremony was introduced by a general cleansing of the body and face, the novelty of the occasion rendering it unusually awful and interesting. After skinning their deer they suspended them by the fore feet so that the head might be directed to the heavens before the temple as an offering to the Great Spirit. In this attitude they remained for three days, which interval was devoted to such penance as consists in absolute fasting; at night lying on the back upon fresh deer skins; turning their thoughts exclusively upon the happy prospect of immediate protection; that they may conceive dream to the effect, the only vehicle of intercourse between them and the Great Spirit; the old and young men observing a most rigorous abstinence from a cohabitation with the women under the solemn persuasions that for a failure thereof, instant death and condemnation awaited; and lastly, gravely and with much apparent piety, imploring the attention of the Great Spirit to their helpless and distressed condition; acknowledging their absolute dependence on him; entreating his regard for their wives and children; declaring the fatal consequences that must inevitably ensure by withholding his notice, namely the loss of their wives and children, and their total disability to master their game, arising from their constant dread of his anger; and concluded in asserting their full assurance that their prayers are heard, their object is accomplished by a cessation of terrors, and game becoming again plenty and easily overcome.
On the lapse of the three days thus dedicated, believing themselves forgiven for every unwarrantable act of which they were sensible that the offering was accepted, they finally began a mutual relation of their respective dreams; the scene is changed to joy and congratulation by proceeding ravenously to devour the sacrificed deer to allay their fast.
(Source: The Centinel, Gettysburg, Pa., May 27, 1812. Contributed by Nancy Piper)

St. Louis, June 27
The Road to Mexico.
Seven wagons, belonging to the expedition setting out for the purpose of marking the road from Missouri to the Mexican provinces, left here on Wednesday last.  One of the commissioners Maj. Sibley, the Surveyor Joseph C. Brown, Esq., and the Secretary to the Commissioners Captain Gamble, left here on Saturday and yesterday on their way up. They will it is supposed, be joined by the other Commissioner, Col. Reeves and proceed in their arduous undertaking.
A great part of their time will be necessarily employed in treating with the different tribes of Indians, through whose country they will have to pass and whose permission they will have to obtain for making the road. The hot weather, number of flies and the difficulty of getting their wagons through a trackless country will oblige them to travel slow and it will be some time before they complete the work; the Commissioners say twelve or thirteen months. – Repub.
(Republican Compiler (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania) August 3, 1825. Submitted by Nancy Piper)

A letter from St. Louis to a gentleman of this city mentions the recent death of Governor Bates of Missouri and of Judge Pettibone of the same State. – Nat. Intel.
Republican Compiler (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania) September 14, 1825. Submitted by Nancy Piper

St. Louis, Sept. 8
Governor Clark, the commissioner appointed in conjunction with Gov. Cass to treat with Indians at Prairie Du Chien, returned to S. Louis on Saturday evening accompanied by Maj. Biddle, Secretary to the Commissioner. We are happy to state that the objects of the expedition have been completely effected, to wit: the restoration of peace to the various Indian tribes interested and the definite settlement of the limits and boundary lines to their lands. The Commissioners met at Prairie about the last of July, (Gov. Cass having reached there by the way of the Fox and Wisconsin rivers,) and immediately entered upon the performance of the duties before them, which occupied them some ten or twelve days. The affairs of the Sioux appeared to occupy the principal attention of the council, as they were more or less involved in disputes with all the other nations who attended the conference. After a pa(??)ene hearing of the pretensions of each party and a close investigation of their respective claims, &c. the boundaries of the Sioux and Chippewa were adjusted and peace made between them. The same was done between the Foxe, Socks and Iowa, on the one part and the Sioux sub Yankton Sioux, as respects their dividing lines on the Missouri which last mentioned band was not represented in the council. The Winnebago and Menominee were not very definite in their claims, but it is supposed will enjoy the country which they occupy as a common stock.
The Pottawatomie and Ottawa attached themselves very much to the Chippewa, with who they wished to connect their claims.
The is the first time for a century that the tomahawk could be said to be completely buried on the Upper Mississippi and it is believed that the pledges which the Indians made with each other will be observed with good faith. If this should be the case, it will not only be an advantage to them but to the persons engaged in the fur trade in those distant regions because the Indians may now explore the whole of their country in peace and safety and avail themselves of all their advantages when before, they were confined to certain limits which they dared not to cross for fear of their enemies.
Gov. Cass accompanied by his Secretaries, Mr. Trowbridge and Mr. Forsyth, it is expected will be here today or tomorrow on his return to Detroit.
Republican Compiler (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania) October 12, 1825, Submitted by Nancy Piper

St. Louis, Oct. 26
We learn that Major Sibley, one of the Commissioners appointed by our Government to establish a road from our Western boundary to the confines of New Mexico and to treat with the intermediate Indian tribes for the uninterrupted use of it, and Joseph C. Brown, Esq., the Surveyor of the route, have reached our settlements.  The three Commissioners, with their party, left St. Louis in June, 1825, and proceeded that summer as far as the boundary line of the United States, on the Arkansas, at which place they waited until late in the month of September for authorization to continue the survey through the Mexican territory. No permission being received, it was concluded between the Commissioners that Mr. Sibley and Mr. Brown, the Surveyor, with ten men, should pass over to the Spanish settlements and winter, and that Colonels Reeves and Mather, with the remainder of the party should return to our own borders. It appears Mr. Poinsett, our Minister, found more difficulty than was expected in obtaining the assent of the Mexican Government to the location of the road, and it was not until late in the Summer of this year, that an order was obtained to that effect.  Under this order, Mr. Sibley has surveyed the Western part of the road, and connected it with that run last Summer.
From the known intelligence of the gentlemen engaged in this expedition, we may expect considerable additions to our knowledge of this remote country, both as to its geography and to the prospect of carrying on an extensive and lucrative commerce with its inhabitants.
It will be recollected that this in the party who were supposed to have been murdered by the Indians; and we feel much gratification in thus being able to announce their return. It yet remains a mystery, who composed the party said to have been cut off; indeed we may well doubt, whether any occurrence of the kind has taken place. – Republican.
(Source: Republican Compiler (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania December 7, 1826. Submitted by Nancy Piper


The musical department of the St. Louis Young Men’s Christian Association will give it’s closing concert next Thursday evening at the Association Hall, Grand and Franklin avenues. The Association Orchestra will play. The special features are soprano solos by Miss Othelia Lang of the Second Baptist Church choir, violin solos by Sig Parisi, piano solos by Miss Natalie Scott Northrop of Loretto Academy, two scenes from “Merchant of Venice” by W. H. McHenry, J. E. Uhrig and C. M. Sweet, members of the elocution and English literature classes of the Y. M. C. A. Professor Paul Mori, conductor, will also give some popular orchestral numbers.
The programme for the occasion is as follows:
Part I.
Opening March – Valses From Serenade….. V. Herbert
Association Orchestra.
Piano Solo – Paraphase on the Miserere
from II Trovatore…. Verdi – Gottschalk
Miss Natalie Northrop.
Orchestra –
(a) Marche Millitarie, No. 1……..Schubert
(b) Ungarian Dance, No. 2………Brahms
Soprano Solo – Elsa’s Dream, from Lohengrin………..Wagner
Miss Othelia Lang.
Violin Solo – Zegeuner…………Sarasate
Sig Parisi.
Merchant of Venice –
Act I. Scenen III. Venice, A public place.
Antonio, Mr. Uhrig; Bassanio, Mr. McHenry; Phytock, Mr. Sweet.

Part II.
Orchestra –
(a) Salome ………..Loraine
(b) La Senorita ……..Mori
Soprano Solo –
(a) Song of Thanksgiving …….Allitsen
(b) May Morning ……………..Denza
Miss Othelia Lang.

Violin Solo –
(a) A Dream…………….Parisi
(b) Capricio……………..Parisi
Sig. Parisi.
Orchestra –
(a) Spring Song………..Mendelssohn
(b) Largo (with organ) …….Handel
Piano Solo – Ungarian Rapsody No. 12 ….Liszt
Miss Natalie Northrop.
Merchant of Venice –
Act II. Scene II. Venice. A street. Launcelot, Mr. Sweet; Gobbo, Mr. Uhrig; Bassanio, Mr. McHenry.
[The Republic: Sunday, May 11, 1902; page 7; transcribed by Bruce Selvage]

Paris, May 10. – (Copyright, 1902.) – Mr. Vanderbilt’s jockey, Buchanan, who has ridden well here, is now on his way to the United States, where he will ride for the same owner during the season.
[The Republic: Sunday, May 11, 1902; page 7; transcribed by Bruce Selvage]

General Ashley’s Expedition
The recent expedition of General Ashley to the country west of the Rocky Mountains has been productive of information on subjects of no small interest to the people of the Union. It has proved that overland expeditions in large bodies may be made to that remote region without the necessity of transporting provisions for man or beast. Gen. Ashley left St. Louis in March last and returned in September. His return caravan consisted of upwards of one hundred horses and mules and more than half that number of men. He went to the station of the party which he had left beyond the mountains when he came in a year ago and thence descended a river, believed to be the Buenaventura, about one hundred and fifty miles to the Great Lake. His return march to St. Louis occupied about seventy days, each mule and horse carrying nearly two hundred pounds of beaver fur – the animals keeping their strength and flesh on the grass which they found and without losing any time on this long journey.  The men also found an abundance of food; they say there was no day in which they could not have subsisted a thousand men and often ten thousand. Buffalo furnished the principal food – water of the best quality was met with every day. The whole route lay through a level and open country, better for carriages than any turnpike road in the United States. Wagons and carriages could go with ease as far as General Ashley went, crossing the Rocky Mountains at the sources of the north fork of the Platte and descending the valley of the Buenaventura towards the Pacific Ocean.
The lake which terminated the expedition westward is a most remarkable body of water and heretofore unknown unless from vague accounts. It is estimated to be one hundred miles long and sixty or eighty wide. It was coasted last spring by a party of Gen. Ashley’s men in canoes, who were occupied four and twenty days, in making its circuit. They did not exactly ascertain its outlet, but passed a place where they suppose that it must have been. The water of this lake, is much saltier than that of the sea. Some of the salt obtained from this water by boiling, has been brought in by General Ashley. He has also brought in some specimens of rock salt, found in strata several feet thick at the surface of the ground, with streams of water running through it in numerous little channels. The people in the mountains plentifully supply themselves with salt at this spot and carry it home in bags.
In the whole expedition, Gen. Ashley did not lose a man, nor had anyone of those died whom he left behind last year, many of whom have been out four or five years and are too happy in the freedom of those wild regions to think of returning to the comparative thralldom of civilized life. It would seem that no attempt has been made to ascertain the precise latitude and longitude of the point at which Gen. Ashley crossed the mountains. It is to be hoped that this will not be neglected on the next expedition. From all that we can learn, the elevation is exceedingly small where the passage of the mountains was effected – so small as hardly to affect the rate of going of the carry, and forming at the most, an angle of three degrees, being two degrees less than the steepest ascent on the Cumberland road.
(Source: Republican Compiler (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania January 17, 1827 (Submitted by Nancy Piper)

To-days News in Brief
Local and Suburban
Doctor F. L. Ferguson, pastor of West Presbyterian Church, died of the grip.

Senator Allison introduced a resolution to stop filibustering in the Senate.

A. McLaughlin, a capitalist of Paris, Tex., shot and killed by R. H. Moore, a cotton buyer.

Methods employed by the Tobacco Trust were attacked in case which came before the United States Circuit Court of Appeals.

Convention of Woodmen at Sedalia names delegates to camp at Milwaukee.

A member of the Milwaukee Fire Department committed suicide near Troupe, Tex., by cutting his throat with a penknife.

Wireless telegraphic communication to be established for New York harbor-boats.

Mayor Young of Webster Groves is a candidate for re-election.

James Tracy, veteran detective, compares the exploits of the Union Bank robbers, to whom he refers to as “kids,” with those of other noted criminals.

Children’s chorus of 2,500 is to be a feature of the National Saengerfest, to be held in June.

Residents of American Bottoms suffer from illness by the high water.

Albert Haar was arrested on a charge of embezelling $2,000 from A. R. Scollmeyer eleven years ago.

Parents of Henry Mueller, who disappeared after a fight with Charles Peller, are sided by the latter’s family, who have withdrawn a warrant against young Mueller for assault.

Validity of deposition sworn to over telephone was not questioned when the document was filed in the Circuit Court.

General Domestic

John D. Rockefeller’s name was hissed by several students of the Chicago University, to which he has contributed millions of dollars.

Police were called out to suppress a riot at Topeka polls, caused by the alleged intimidation of antiprohibition voters by women.

Kansas City truck drivers are on a strike because the transfer companies refused to recognize their union and grant higher wages.

The Iroquois Club dinner at Chicago on Jackson Day promises to be a notable gathering of Democrats.
(Source: St. Louis Republic (Thursday, 13 Mar. 1903) transcribed by FoFG mz)

Notes from the Air Force
Inspired by the miracle man of his own creation, 1/Lt. Roy S. Moore, of St. Louis, Mo., is putting together a collection of tales for his grandchildren.  Before he became a pilot for the Eighth AAF Ferry and Transport Service in the UK, Moore created the “Phantom,” a comic strip character followed by youngsters from six to 60 for years.  Now, instead of getting his pen-and-ink hero in and out of numerous tight sports, he flies B17s, B24s and B26s from their trans-Atlantic landing points to operational bases.
Source:  “The Stars and Stripes” in the European Theater of Operations
Thursday, March 9, 1944 Vol 4, No. 109
Transcribed and contributed by Genealogy Trails staff

Woman Invades Man's Sphere
St. Louis, MO, Dec. 31- In a resume of her first six months experience as chief factory inspector of the Industrial Department of Missouri, Mrs. Alice Cartis Moyer Wing comes to the conclusion that women make good industrial inspectors, and that they are the equal of men in the inspection of theaters, bakeries and other industries.  "
There's nothing more pleasing to the women than cleanliness and therefore, my woman inspectors have shown an intense desire to rehabilitate unsanitary bakeshops and to clean up unwholesome eating places.  The enforcement of the child labor law has given the woman inspectors an incentive to work with zest for the welfare of the little ones."  said Mrs. Wing.

"It was only natural," she added, "that some objections would be raised against employing woman factory inspectors, but I believe that fairminded persons agree that women are especially fitted for the inspection of resturants, hotels, bakeshops, etc., where sanitation is the chief requisite."

Mrs. Wing, appointed industrial inspector by Gov. Hyde, is said to be the first woman to hold such an office in the United States.  By virtue of this office she is president of the Missouri Boiler Board.  She has made numerous personal inspections of St. Louis factories.
Source: Sheridan Post (Sheridan, WY) Jan. 1, 1922, Page 6, Courtesy of Wyoming Newspapers, Wyoming State Library, submitted by Robin Line.

Had No Faith in Banks
 Recent developments show Geo. Smiser, late Collector of St. Louis county, Missouri, to be a defaulter to the amount of $160,000.
Source:  Brookville American (Brookville, IN), February 19, 1858, page 2


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