ILLINOIS TRAILS

EAST ST. LOUIS GAZETTE JUNE 28, 1866

THE COURTS


CITY COURT - Number of cases tried before Judge Kase for the week ending June 26th.

Wm. A. Brown, Pa. Roe, Dan. Halsey, John Tobin were fined $3 and costs for drunkenness.
Jas. Coyne, John McGowan, Pat. White, were fined $3 and costs for shooting in the city limits.
Wm. Smith, driving wagon with wrong number, finned $3 and costs
G.H. Roberts, Fred. Sevelli, Phil. Curtis, Hermann Walters, Joseph Emmet, Albert Brewer, Chas. Brewer, Jas. Gleason, Tim. Arnold, Bill Jones and Frank Adams, were fined $3 and costs each for bathing in the river, in city limits.
Amos Kaucher, Michael Sherlock, Kate Sherlock, Pat.Cauley and Bridget Cauley, were fined $5 and costs for disturbing the peace.

Before Justice McCracken- Wm. Brill, obtaining money under false pretenses; casecontinued till today.
 


MORE ARTICLES FROM JUNE 28, 1866


MAN DROWNED IN CAHOKIA CREEK- On last Thursday, a man, supposed to have been under the influence of liquor, attemped to wash himself in Cahokia creek, near the bridge. By some means, however, he got into deep water, and sank to the bottom.  Different reasons have been given as to the cause of his drowning, but it seems clear that the unforunate man either committed suicide or was in a state of intoxication and thus accidentally came to a lamentable end.  His body appeared on the surface of the water on Sunday morning, fruitless efforts having been made to fish it up on Thursday and Friday.  The Coroner came down from Belleville Monday morning and held an inquest.  This should have been done twenty-four hours sooner.  It is said there is no way of having the frequent inquests made at the proper time.  We hope there is a rememdy nevertheless; and feel, in common with our citizens, that there should be one.

THOMAS HENNESSEY, ESQ., The "all seeing" detective of the Ohio and Mississippi and the Chicago and Alton railroads, succeeded, some day this week, in arresting one Revis, charged with having been one of the most notorious and blood-thirsty bushwackers who for a time, during the late war, infested the southwest of Missouri.  It is said that his hands are stained with the blood of innocent women and children.  He was held in our city calaboose, awariting the arrival of the proper requistion from Gov. Fletcher, of Missouri.

THE TURNERS- The East St. Louis Turners will inaugurate their Society by giving a grand pi-nic at their new hall on the ever glorious fourth.  Every preparation to ensure entire satisfaction to those whoo may attend will be made. There will be music etc., commomorative of the occasion.

We had the pleasure last Sunday of seeing the fine TURNERS HALL and were somewhat surprised to find it so nearly completed.  the originators of the Turners; hall deserve great credit for the eneterprise displayed in the undertaking and the speedy manner in which they have brought it to a successful end.  It is to be a place of amusement chiefly, but will be devoted to instruction in gymnastics, and is intended, also, as the forerunner in which the people may assemble for the discussion and consideration of all topics of public interest.  We congratulate our fellow-citizens on having a hall large enough to hold two or three thousand people.  It should be remembered that the East St.Louis Turners, aided by many liberal citizens, are entitled to the credit of erecting the largest and finest edifice of the kind in this city.

GOOD TEMPLARS PIC-NIC- Last Monday the Templars had a sober spree at Louis Gross's Grove.  There was a fine turn-out; and much enjoyment rewarded those who attended the first Good Templar picnic.  The Templars are gaining in numbers; and are now quite a respectable, and , it may be said, substantial organization.

THE PIC-NIC AT LOUIS GROSS'S GROVE- under the supervision of 'THE RAILROAD PROTECTIVE UNION," came off on the 24th instant, and althoough the first public demonstration every given in St. Clair county by the laboring masses, was well attended by those whose interest is identical, and whose sympathies ripenn into mutual effort, to secure to mechanics and laboring men generally, the establishment, by legislation, of eight hours to constitute a day's labor.  The morning was taken up by various amusements, such a exhibitions of skill in rolling tne-pins, shooting at marks, within a circumscribed margin, tripping the "light fantastic toe" to the time of most excellent music, promenading beneath the soothing shades of tall oaks and elms, and whispering kind words of "cheer" as they sauntered along.  The afternoon was occupied in part by addresses upon the subject of labor.  Wm.G. Kase, Esq. was first introduced to the vast audience, who dwelt a some length upon the gret necessity of uniform organization of the laboring classes to reduce labor to a system, whereby all, whose toil is their bread, might bre materially benefited.  He concluded by introducing Major John Hichcliffe, ex-editor of the Miner and Artisan, as the true friend of the laboring men, who held his audience spell-bound in elucidating the manner in which the sons of toil might ultimately obtain the object  of their pursuit-the reduction in the hours of daily labor. He proceeded to, and did successfully, explain the manner of action on the part of the laboring masses that would bring about this longsought forreform; that the legislatures of the different States had already lent a listening ear to the appeal of the working man; and that Congress had inaugurated it,and they, as the representatives of the people had the indisputable............can't read the rest........

IMPROVEMENT- the first three-story brick building in this city is now being erected by Messrs. Schall & Reker, the enterprising dry goods merchants on Broadway.  It will contain two large stores on the first floor;the second floor will be arranged for dwelling purposes, and the third floor will be one large hall, with two small ante-rooms.  Mr. John Niemes has the contract for the mason and brick work.  Mr.Burden, late of St. Louis, has charge of the carpenter work.

PIC-NIC- There will be a pic-nic in the Pecan Grove, for the benefit of the Catholic Church, on the 4th of July.  We understand the management will make every exeration to get the affair up in a fittiing manner, so that everybody attending may celebrate the great day with appropriate amusement and good cheer.

HAYES & CO.- We direct the special attention of those of our readers in want of engraving, printing or improved seal presses, to the advertisement of the above firm.  they will never regret giving Mr. Haynes orders, as he is a first-class workman, and turns out of his premises nothing but the best of work. Give him a call.
 
 

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