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.
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
(Missouri Republican, January 1, 1823. Submitted by
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 –
(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
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.
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.
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.
are lost, archaeological investigation is one of the ways to bridge some
of the gaps in the historical record," said archaeologhist Stephen
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
(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,
“Blind Tom” Is giving concerts in St. Louis.
The Quincy Whig,
Saturday, June 26, 1869, Page1, [transcribed by Debbie Gibson]
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
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.
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
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.
(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.
(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
MISS OTHELIA LANG, SOPRANO, SECOND BAPTIST CHOIR
MISS NATALIE SCOTT NORTHROP, PIANO SOLOIST
PROF PAUL MORI,
ORGANIST, ST GEORGE’S
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
The programme for the occasion is as
Opening March – Valses From Serenade….. V.
Piano Solo – Paraphase on the
from II Trovatore…. Verdi – Gottschalk
(a) Marche Millitarie, No.
(b) Ungarian Dance, No. 2………Brahms
Soprano Solo –
Elsa’s Dream, from Lohengrin………..Wagner
Miss Othelia Lang.
Solo – Zegeuner…………Sarasate
Merchant of Venice –
I. Scenen III. Venice, A public place.
Antonio, Mr. Uhrig; Bassanio,
Mr. McHenry; Phytock, Mr. Sweet.
(b) La Senorita ……..Mori
Soprano Solo –
Song of Thanksgiving …….Allitsen
(b) May Morning ……………..Denza
Violin Solo –
(a) A Dream…………….Parisi
(b) Largo (with organ) …….Handel
Piano Solo –
Ungarian Rapsody No. 12 ….Liszt
Miss Natalie Northrop.
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]
JOCKY BUCHANAN WILL RETURN TO THE STATES.
SPECIAL BY CABLE TO THE
NEW YORK HERALD AND THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC.
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
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.
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
(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.
Allison introduced a resolution to stop filibustering in the
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
Wireless telegraphic communication to be established for
New York harbor-boats.
Mayor Young of Webster Groves is a candidate
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
Residents of American Bottoms suffer from illness by the high
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
Validity of deposition sworn to over telephone was not
questioned when the document was filed in the Circuit
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.
Louis Republic (Thursday, 13 Mar. 1903) transcribed by FoFG
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.
Stars and Stripes” in the European Theater of Operations
March 9, 1944 Vol 4, No. 109
Transcribed and contributed by Genealogy
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."
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.
Post (Sheridan, WY) Jan. 1, 1922, Page 6, Courtesy of Wyoming Newspapers,
Wyoming State Library, submitted by Robin Line.
Had No Faith
Recent developments show Geo. Smiser, late Collector of
St. Louis county, Missouri, to be a defaulter to the amount of
Source: Brookville American (Brookville, IN), February
19, 1858, page 2