Bits and Pieces of Gossip from the E. St. Louis Journal, 31 August, 1892

Illinois City school will open on Tuesday, September 6th.

Michael Joyce, of this city, died yesterday at the county farm in Belleville.

Officers Tipton and Wilkrobasky have been promoted to the position of roundsmen.

Police Clerk Gulhan reports 424 arrests having been made by the police during the month of August.

Leo Ducray, aged 22 years, son of Justin Ducray, died in Philadelphia, Pa., while on a visit to relatives.

Henry Bader, A. G. Schlueter and a party of friends left this morning on a fishing excursion to Breeze Lake.

A partial eclispe of the electric lights can be seen every evening in front of F. P. Hagers store, Collinsville Avenue.

The remains of Miss Mollie Killion, who died at the residence of her brother, George Killion, on Collinsville Avenue were shipped to Ava today for interment (Ava is in Jackson County, IL).

Madame Celia has employed a competent hairdresser, who will wait upon the ladies at her parlors, 345 Collinsville Avenue.

The Denverside Street Railway Company is now running its cars regularly.  A short suspension was caused by the water.  The road will soon be changed to an electric line.

Henry W. Voelker, yesterday, received a leather medal by mail. The medal bears his name, and on the reverse side is the picture of the ancient musical instrument, a lyre.  The picture is emblematical.

On Saturday night, September 3d, Keystone Lodge A. f. & A. M., will visit East St. Louis Lodge in a body and confer the second degree.  East St. Louis Masons will please take notice and give them a rousing welcome.

Mrs. Geo. Becker returned yesterday from a two weeks visit to her parents, in Shelbyville.

Miss Linnie Canby, of 804 Summit avenue, is visiting relatives in Bellefountain, Mo.

Mrs. J. P. Becker will arrive in New york September 12th, and return to St. Louis September 17th.

Mrs. D. B. Bissell and Mrs. R. C. Tandy, of Bellefountain, Mo., visited Judge and Mrs. C. H. Canby Sunday.

H. H. Beckwith, of Sioux City, Ia., is a guest at the residence of Mrs. M. S. Beckwith, at 640 North Ninth Street.

Joseph Rider, of Belleville, receiver of the Citizens Horse Railway, was in the city yesterday on business.

F. N. Hansell and W. J. Frances, of Elsah, were in the city looking for a location to open a grocery store.

Mrs. John Butler, accompanied by her daughter, has gone to Quincy to visit her sister, Mrs. Judge Sibley.

Miss Mollie Hamilton, of St. Louis, was a guest yesterday of Miss Francis Kerrigan, of 2429 St. Louis Avenue.

Frank Cockrell, of Princeton, Ind., is visiting at the residence of Hon. Felix G. Cockrell, on Eighth Street.

Miss Laura and Master Henry Bess, of Rosemund, are guests of their aunt, Mrs. M. S. Beckwith, on Ninth Street.

J. P. Becker of Becker's Bazaar, returned yesterday evening from a trip through Main eand New Hampshire.

Samuel S. Asbury, who has been confined to his home for two months on account of sickness, is again able to be about.

A pretty, bright little daughter came Friday morning to gladden the hearts of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Coddington, of Claremont.

L. W. Blanke and sons, Oliver and Robbie, of St. Louis, and C. G. Derloth, of Collinsville Avenue, went fishing yesterday, to Pittsburg Lake.

Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Buchanan, of 533 North Ninth Street, will celebrate the anniversary of their marriage tomorrow, by entertaining relatives from St. Louis.

John Benner, Sr., left this morning to visit relatives in New York. He has a brother and sister living in that state that he has not seen in sixteen years.  He will also visit relatives in Rome, Syracuse and Brooklyn.

Alex Anderson and Miss Emma Birsch, both of Mattoon, were married yesterday afternoon at four o'clock, at the First Christian Church, Rev. H. R. Trickett officiating.  Val. Wolf and Miss Mable Richarz, of this city, were best man and bridesmaid.

Master Charles Devore, of 453 Collinsville Avenue, was tendered a surprise party yesteray evening by his juvenile friends.  The merrymakers met at the home of Miss Emma Knelsby, 457 Collinsville Avenue, and from thence proceeded to Master Charles' home.  They went prepared to have a good time, and were well supplied with all matter of refreshments.  Games and a general good time was enjoyed by all.  Those present were:  Misses Ida and Emma Knelsby, Lizzie and Emma Lentz, Letta (?) Peek(l?), Blanche Way, Mable Kelley, Katie and Jennie Sullivan, and Masters Charles Devore, Rosco Hayes, Percy and Eddie Lindley, Willie Peet, Judge Giles and Frank Bryan.

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