SATURDAY, JANUARY 26,1889

LOCALS

A large batch of the city's old indebtedness was settled this week

A colored woman named Mary Sanders was severely burned by an explosion of a can of coal oil.

The K.of L. assemblies of this city are getting up a library for the use of their members.

Eureka Lodge, No. 81, K. of P., conferred the degree of Esquire on two candidates last Monday evening.

Oliver Belleville seeks a separation from his wife, Belle, but wants to retain custoday of their two children.

There are at present thirty-two inmates at the County jail waiting the action of the Grand-Jury and serving out light sentences.

Mrs. Richards, wife of Wm. Richards, of the First ward, died on Wednesday night after a lingering illness. She leaves two children.

Johnn Malone, who was arrested by Humane Agent, E. J. Eggmann for cruelty to animals, was fined $? and costs by Justice Leonard.

Two girls, names Amanda Duncan and Katie Noble, broke through a cellar door and, falling to the bottom, received serious injuries on last Tuesday.

The business and professional men of the north end of the city will soon organize a debating societyto meet in the reception room of the M.E. Church.

Will Thrasher and brother have opened a feed and produce store, at the corner of Pennsylvania Ave. and Sixth Street, in the Fourth ward.

George Schuster, a blacksmith of this city, died last Mondday evening after a lingering illness. He wass 35 yearsof age and leaves a wife and several children.

Oliver Boyne of East CArondelet, who was arrested for taking money and property under false pretences, was taken to Belleville Jail by Deputy Sheriff, Henry James.

The fire department promptly extinguished a fire in Lanmanns buillding, corner of third and Menard ave., First Ward, on Wednesday morning. Scarcely any loss.

The people owning property, and living on Broadway are exceedingly well pleased with the action of the City Council in opening and extending that thoroughfare out to the Cahokia road.

Rev. Dr. Villars, president of McKendree college, delivered a highly entertaining lecture on "Christian Education" to an intelligent and cultivated audience Sabbath evening at Summit Ave. M.E. Church.

The funeral of Mrs. Samuel Davidson, wife of Samuel Davidson, freight agent of the Ohio & Mississippi RR Co. of E. St. Louis, took place last Sunday afternoon to St. Henry's cemetary from the family residence in the Fourth ward.

PERSONAL AND SOCIAL

James Lefk, a Cairo attorney was in our city on Wednesday.

Ex-Mayor Coppinger, of Alton was in the city on last Tuesday.

Phillip Hersog and Maria Schnell of this city were united in matrimony this  week

Chas. Boeschenstein (?) mayor of Edwardsville was in our city on last Monday

Election Commissioner, P. Flannery, who has been quite ill will soon be about again

H.F. Fewings, agent of the News Co. here has gone to London, England

Edward Heath and Lydia M.Devault of this city were married on Thursday.

Eddie Bennett, an assistant in City Engineer Weber's office has been sick this week

Hon. Breese Glass, of Madison County, gave E. St. Louis a call on Tuesday

Capt,.Mike Walsh is rapidly regaining from his late illness.

Isaac Noton is assisting City Collector Martell in the collection of taxes

Michael Priester, city hall janitor, has recovered from his sickness and is on duty again

Capt. Timothy Grus, of Highland, paid a visit of inspection to E. St. Louis this week

Katie  Manion and Delia Mortarty, and Willie Godin are manipulating type on this paper

Bishop Ryan of Alton, has been the guest of Bishop Jansen at Belleville this week

Prof. Villars of McKendree college delivered a discourse in the M.E. Church on lst Sunday evening

Mrs. Charles T. Jones, wife of superintendant Jones of the National Stockyards is visiting at Lacon, Ill.

Ex-County Clerk Hugh E. Bayle(?) of Edwardsville has been prospecting in E. St. Louis for several days

Hon. E. H. Burroughs, Democratic candidate for Circuit Judge, has been making acquaintances here this week

Edmund Keane of this city and his fair bride from Cincinnati have taken up their residence in St. LouisPeter W. Baker, the veteran journalist of the Southwest, has accepted a position on this paper

Cornelius Frawley's mother-in-law, after a long illness from dropsy, died on last Tuesday. Her funeral was largely attended

George  Hursey(?) of this city, the best job printer in this section, has charge of the job and mechanical dept. of this journal

J.N. Strickland, general agent of the Equitable Life Insurance company, will, as soon as the St. Mary's Hospital fair is over, endeavor to secure the services of the ladies, who are canvassing for that fair, as solicitors for  his compnay. As for persistency he surrenders to them.

William Keane, the well-known newsboy of St. Louis, who died a few days ago, left cash assets amounting to $20,000, which were found in a box in the boy's rooms.  He was better known than anyone in his business in that city and was generally called Hunchbacked Billy. He has five brothers who will now share his savings.


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