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I, PutlMed Every Thursday by
a HENRI SMITH, Proprietor;
nrHCE OK 1URCHAUT STREET,
poors West of PhMIc Sqiare.
nriibly in advance.
?miv one year.
9fif3tnU Tost-offite 12.60
nib of twenty to same Port-office .20.00
ujgClub rates do not apply to the city
f sS. Genevieve.
Tweatyetii Judial Circuit.
.Tiidee Win. Carter.
AttSncy-B. B. Uahoon.
Counties comprising the Circuit,
J, of holding fcourt therein:
nTilimrer 2d Mondays in March
$ton 4th Mondays in March and
ry3d Mondays in April and Octe
tte. Genevieve 1st Mondays in May and
fltfFrsncois 3d Mondays in May and
Ste. SeaeTieTc Coaaty OMdals.
Representative A. F. Beltrami.
Circuit Clerk Joe Bauman.
County " John L. Uogy.
Sheriff BobU G. MaJiion.
County Court Justices A. S. Jen
nines, Mile A. Oilbett, and Herman Lillie.
County Attorney J. 1. Bobbins.
XrMSurer L. Bert Valle.
Assessor Joseph Vansicklcs.
County Surveyor B C. AmorcftU:
Public Administrator S. A, Guignon.
Ste. Genevieve County Court meets on
the third Mondays in Janunry, April and
July, and first Monday in October.
Justice of the Peace Court, second Satur
Jy in each month.
F1UMIX A. ltOZIEK.
ATTORHEY AT LAW,
Office in Bank Bcii.dino.
Ste. Genevieve, Mo.
CHAS. C. KOZIKIt.
A tomey a t L a w,
REAl. ESTATE ACiEXT,
CoBveyancer and Xotary Public,
STK. OKXEVIKVK, MO.
"Will promptly and faithfully attend to nil
bu'it'oss entrustnd to him, and will be as
sittd by Messrs. Robinson & Clardy in all
Circuit nnd Supreme Court cases.
37 Collections made a speciality.
F. J. MOIIEAU,
Attorney at Law,
STE. GKXEVIEVE, MO.
J. B. ItOUltlXS,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Office opposite Janis & Cox,
STi:. fiEXKVlKVE. MO.
Jko. B. RoMvsoy,
Hart. L. Clardy;
ROBINSON & CLARDY,
In all the Courts of the 20th Judicial
Circuit and in the Supremo Court. 8y
PAIX L. IXMPKE,
SURYEYER, CONVEYANCER, &
Ileal Estate Agent,
Ste. Genevieve, - - - - Missouri.
DR. C. S. 1IEKTICII)
Physician 1 Surgeon,
STE. OKXEVtKVi:. MO.
Cfcas. F. Carssow, M. D.,
PHYSICIAN, S U B G EON
Market Strcct,Oppositc Court House.
STE. OEXKVIEVE, MO. 1-J
R. F. LAXXEVG, It. D.,
Bloomsdale - -
Dit. J. W. BRAIIAM, ,
STE. OEXEVIKVE. MO.,
Office and residence on Main Street,
opposite F. C. lto.tcr & Son's Store.
Uefers, by permission, to Dr. Her
tich. " 1-v
M( and. Hair-Dressing Saloon,
Cupim'ir. receding and Leeching, and
Magnetic Itattcry for the cure
Fine Cigars and Tobacco for sale.
A. F. BELTRAMI,
Commission & Forwarflim Merchant,
Jtc. Genevieve Landing. Mo..
Keeping the Farm.'
BY EMNA BKYCR.
Thev sat on the grassy terreace,
Thut sloped to the westering sun :
Good Deacon May, and his kind old wife,
When the golden day was done;
And like a picture at their feet,
Sprcd the homestead farm, in summer sweet.
Bronze was the wheat for harvest.
On the upland to the cart ;
And the medows low, would be fit to mow,
In a short week more, at least ;
But the old man's arm would never again
Lay the scented grass, or the rustling grain.
And the buckwheat ground was awaiting
The path of the furrowing plow;
Ah I once bis strong arm could guide it,
But the time was gone by now :
And the Deacon looked in his wife's face.
And SRid, sadly, "I think we
For we are too old to work iti I as they are now, and the possession
AitM.to- f.ono Was regarded as quite a dis-
Then a tear sprang to his eye, tinction. In fact, thero were only
As he upwards gazed at the roof-tree low. ,i 0 . . .
ThatmmgWiUgrecnwithhislocksofsnow. .0110 0r tw0 0tLors 1,1 SqtiashtOxVn,
The old wife looked up fondly a,,d n,a"-V W!ls the bit ot' "Pitching"
To the dimming eyes at her side; for which the belles of tho neighbor-
AnA&AeJ0CXo7c hood were indebted to pretty Widow
The baby-boy. whose, young strong arm, 1 Wilkins.
She had hoped would manage the dear old! rri - i i i
Cum. , The widow mnde a great pet of her
Then, with tho way of a woman,
Biding her pain and loss,
Cheerfully, silently learing,
Tho weight of her earthly cro'S :
"Dear Jennv is Into with the cows," shciiaid.
TW wore busy with thoughts of the present,
Tliev were BToniiii? anllil thn iinst-
The kind old pair; so they failed to see
Two forms, that lemrthninir cast
Their MpiidiHl shades on the terrace green,
as siowiy tney came upon the scene.
Two aged brows lifted in Wonder,
IlluMx-s hidden in mother's breast ;
Tho faltering boon at the fathers knee,
And two lovinc hearts are blest:
.1. 1 i.i t . 1 T- . i. -
FcelingGod had been better than their fears.
And the mother says, softly, meekly,
lie nam given us nacK a son;
Yi-s, now the old farm shall look up, John,
And the work in season be done ;
For Jenny has whispered in my ear.
That Harry will stay and help us here.
We have thought and talked it over.
And worried and grieved to our harm ;
' And still could sec no good plan, John,
I For keeninir the dear old farm :
But with God's good help, our Jenny May
Ilns shown us the best and surest way.
The Widow's Sewing-Machine.
BV MATTIE DVEIt B1UTTS.
Littlo Widow Wilkins was the
j prettiest little widow in Squashtown.
If t ahnnl. n.I.I Hint, sl.o was the
prettiest little widow in any town, I
don't suppose it would be saying any
more than the truth.
She was as round and rosy as a
June apple, and a great doalswcotcr;
she had eyes as black as tho night,
and bright as tuo stars winch gem it ;
she had a wealth of rippling black
hair hers by gift, not by purchase
and tho plumpest, softest littlo
hand that ever sent tho blood boun
ding through a lover s veins by its
rvl," ",UWUP"3S""": "lruuK" '""Sand rusticate amunu her friends.
She also had the finest farm and .his turn, to call on tho Wilow Wilkins,
the cosiest farmhouse in the country, ' and beg her to lend her sewing ma
and a purso as plump as her own lit- j chine for a singlo week.
tlo person. Those things being
premised, it follows, as a logical con
scouonce. tho Widow Wilkins need
Suitors sho had plonty, but they
j dM not 5if her, bocauso well,
causo the only one upon whom she 1 tirely forgotenit; so, being over
had resolved to smilo did not pro- 'come, like many another weak broth
poso. ' er, by tho wiles of feminine persuas-
This fortunato individual was Dca- ion, ho eomcwhat reluctantly eonscn-
! con Simokins. whoso farm lav next I
1 beyond tho little widow's, so that ho j
1 could not oven go to towuwithout dmgly, Deacon Simpkins started For
i passing her houso. tho widow's house. As he drow near,
How it was that the worthy dca- he conld not help observing and nd
con turned a blind eye on tho littlo miring tho thrifty look of every thing
I widow's beauties I cannot explain he saw.
though, truth, to toll, ho did not do
JI.UI1 VIUIUi, UlUUIig nuivu own IJICICU UIUII U1U Ulll JUUIffttll. II 111 IUIU JUUOI 111"! raiv. " ttWK hC Wflnt tO disturb tllO
Ho saw her charms quite as plain- cattle were lazily browsing; the J you be kind enough to lend mo the 1 tho watch he might take it and give 'wnoje caoj9with that d d baby
ly as any one olsc did, and had long orchard drooped with apples, red and amount The judge foreseeing the ( it tQ fais wifo filler performed that forr
possessed an areant desire to make ground as the widow's own pretty ,red ad offlco and thU wa9 the The man ?n,y. nC9t,ed .the babf
those charms his own. But ho was' cheeks: the garden was neatly weed- rk: "You mav remit the line, Mr. I ground of the charge and pretended more closely in his arms wit'10Ut y
exccedingly bashful, naturally, and it, ed, and abundantly filled ; and every- Clerk, the Stato" of Ohio can better jealousy and the cause of the murder. 1 ,nS wor en the a y so
had been so long since he mado love,
in his younger days, to the deceased
Mrs. Simpuins, that he was entirely
out of practice. ,
So ho looked and admired nt a dis-1
. n.Zll.Ant . I
ul u.b wiw.,
mm vijura!! uu auuuiAuuu. j.iii-u,
I his two daughters, Martha Jane and
Rebecca, wore notable housewives,
andkept his home in perfect order:
so he had no loophole of escape, on
the score of needing a housekeeper,
Littlo Mrs. Wil kins perceived the
STE. GENEVIEVE, THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 1872.
j as well as ho did himself, and finding
quite- an attraction in tho portly)
hgure and genial manner of her bash-
fill admirer, was very much provoked
to see what a laggard in love he ap-
peared likely to prove.
1 But not a whit would she help or
- encourage him. In fact, she rather
'delighted to tcaso him with those
c-oquetish little airs which she could
put on so prettily, and laughed in her
sleeve to seethe poor deacon set half -
distracted by them.
1 Now it happend that tho pretty
widow w:ls tho happy owner of a
' 90w'ntJ-macn'l,e In those days,
sewing-machines woro not so plenty
1 machine ; and, shortly alter she pur-
chased it, she was heard to declare
that she would as soon lend herself
us her sewing-machine, and that, hu
short, any ono who got it would have
f0 rct her too
Martha Jane and Rebecca
kins bad a cousin who worked m a;
.dress-maker's shop in New York,
Every summer this cousin, whose
'name was Araminta Jones, came
i down to Sqtiashtown to pay a visit,
J With tho bright summer of which
wo write, therefore, down came Miss
, Jones, with a trunk full of tho latest
,New York fashions, wherewith to
i dazzle the cyos and excite envy In
tho hearts of the simple inhabitants
When Miss Araminta's visit was
nearly over she persuaded her cousin
J Bebecca to return to New York with
her, and the whole Simpkins family
j was thrown into a flutter of prepara
tion. The house was fillod from one end
to the other with silks, and lustres,
a"u ! Kuiam
paraphernalia,and the,girls made their
needles fly from morning till night.
Miss Araminta declared that if she
only had a sowing machine they
could gel ready in half the time, and
more than half as well again, and
harped upon that String until tho
Simpkins girls began to think that
there was but ono dcsirablo object in
the world, and that was a sowing ma
chine. In this cmerccncr Deacon Slmp-
' kins was called on, and entreated, in
Now, had tho deacon remembered
tho laughing challengo ihrown out by
the pretty widow when she purchas
ed her sewing machine, no earthly
power could have induced him to un
dertake tho errand.
But, if he ever heard it, he had en-
ted to fro.
Dressed in his Sunday best, accor-;
.....' ' . .
The medows wcro heavy with fra-
nlnv.AM nmAn., wkinli tliAulfoL-
thing in and about tho farmyard be- j
tokened management and care.
At an open window, fresh and fair
as a May morning, sat the pretty mis-
tress herself. hnmnmr a snatch of
i ' o
. . ,.t.,l ..l:l. a! nl. T
iu vacuum cuiura, w .
luul t.i se iii-uiacuino, u9 it ucn J
under her deft fingers.
But as the deacon paused on the
porch, and took off his'hat to fan his
heated face, she stopped her work,
and cave him a smuinc welcome,
"Now, wbat brings the man here ?
to al! Parties-Controlled hj Xonr.
hps cheerily said ;
"Come in, neighbor como in.
You look hot and tired. Come in,
'and have a cool drink of my Jnew ci
Nothing loth, tho good deacon ac
cepted the invitation, and entered the
' ensv sittini? roon
. m O
And tho simple draught of cider
quaffed from the hands of the smiling
j Hebe who offered it, became a goblet
, of noctar fit for tho gods a very
"elixir of lfu."
They chatted on indiffcrant sub
jects for a few moments, and then
ensued a pauso.
"Now what can the man want?
lias he found the courage to propose
at last ?" the widow was asking her
self. And the deacon was asking him
self "Now, how shall I begin this
business, and what will she "say
Whatever ehe would say, she was
determined not to do one thing to
help him. She sat demure as a little
Quakeress, so at last tho worthy dea-
con Was forced to mako a blundering
"SUtor Wiikiiw. Tnt came over
"Yes, I sec you camo over," said
sho, with an encouraging smile.
"Well, I came to toll you you soo
j Sister Wilkins, my Bebecca thinks
j0f going to Now York."
"Ah, indeed! To visit her cons-
';n?" asked tho widow.
"Ycs'm. And, of coureo, you
. kn0v, tho girls are powerful busy
fixing up. Fact is, they don't see
how they can get through. So thoy
sent me over to to to "
"To ask mo to come and help
them?" suggested the smiling widow
pitying his cmbarrasmcnt.
"Well no not exactly. They
wouldn't think of putting you to so
much trouble. But fact is, Sister
Wilkins, they want to borrow your
Tbo widow blushed and trembled,
but sho took a sudden icsolvo not to
ct Kood"an opportunity slip.
"If I don't bring this bashful fellow
to the point, now, maybe ho'U never
como," sho thought, and aloud she
said: "Deacon, do you remember
what I said when I first got my ma
chine?" "No ; what was it ? asked tho dea
con. "I said whoever took that machine
out of this house, had to take me,
too, and I mean it."
Tho deacon got up, and walked
over to her chair.
"Well, Sally Wilkins, will you let
me take It '!
"If you can accept the condition,"
stammered the Utile woman, blushing
redder than the reddest apple in her
And I infer that tho good deacon,
having once overcome his, bashful
ncss. decided that ho could "accept
tho condition," for when he reached
home, and Martha Jane called out:
"Father, did you get the machincT"
He anwered, cheerily :
"Yes, and the widow, too V
"Remit that Fine."
Tom Corwin, the celebrated lawor
and politican, was notorious for im-
partially borowing money from every
'nnnnt his friends and seldom navim?
them, Having been fined KiO one ,
day, tor disorderly conduct in court, .
Tom looked all around tho court-
room, , then addressed the judge :'bcen unlucky he M Icr to
"May it poase your Honor, I sec no . e -,i VA ,i t,i
one f resent of whom 1 could borrow j hrow for him Mu cr d'd' and
830 with which to pay the fine just in-
, . - 1 1.... --1 W 1 1
afford to lose s.ju man i can.
fewdavs since a nowular attor-
nev called upon another member of
- .1 ........
the profession and asked him his
opinion upon a certain point ot law,
m. i A. i i
wa8 adjj. Urow himself up and
luu iani.ii iu uuiii iuc uutjuuti
mQ aid "I generally get paid lor
what I know." The questioner drew
a half dollar "fractional" from his
J. irSH ',i,5
. - . m me the chana5.
between tho nar-
What befell a French Batcher
The experience of a pork-butcher's
shop-bov. named Broche. who has
- ' just been tried by court-marshal at
Versailles, are well worth a passing
record. On the outbreak of the' Com
munal insurrection, he was taken ( A scolding wife in Milwaukee, dis
mtich against his will from the sale , located her jawbone while "giving" it
of sausages to serve in a Federal bat- t0 llc? buebanu.
talion of National Guards at Neuillv. ''What have vou to remark, nia.l-
Here ho incurred the ill will of his
comrades by refusal to accept the
rank of Captain. lie was accor
dingly tried and sentenced to be shot.
The men intrusted with his execu
tion decided, by way of change, per
haps, to hang the unfortunate Broche,
instead of shooting him, and he was
accordingly launched into space from
a first floor window, lie contrived,
however, to cling to tho wall, and so
to avoid -trnngisintion, until cnt down
by somo men of another battalion, j A person looking ut some skeletons
who took pity on him and disap-,ll,e l,l,,or a young doctor
i i- present where ho iot thorn, lie re
proved oi tho unmihtary mode ot ex-, . . ...
ecuiion uuopicu. oruiuc, uvnuti-r,
only remained two days with his
new friends. At the end of that time
he attempted to escape, but was so
closely pursued that he jumped into
the Seine and swam to the bank oc
cupied by tho Versailles troops, who
hospitably received bim with a
hailstorm of balls, ono of which
struck him in the leg. Being taken
,.f nrt;,.. .r
UtIUID M bUUIl'IIMIOlMI V. V...VV.O V" I
the regular army, his protestations
of innocence were disbelieved, and
he was condemned for a second time
to bo shot. The executioners of M.
Thiers, however, did not do their,
work any better than tho of the
Commune, for though duly shot and
left lor dead, Broche escaped with two
flesh wounds ana a utoKon arm. lie
was hidden and nursed by an inhabi
tant of I'utcaux, where he had been
shot, and when tbo communo loll, wrts
again arrestod and taken to Versailles,
where he appears to have paused the
last eight months in prison. Being
tried a short time since for the third
time, tho unlucky and yet lucky
pork-butcher was at once acquitcd.
Here's a ready-made hero for a sen
Norel Pretext for a Hirder.
Even where murders are every
day occurrences they sometimes havo
novel features, sufficient to entitle
them to a line in tho corner of a news
paper. Tho Portland Oregonian
contains such a murder corner, and a
late number tells the story of a cow
ardly assault which resulted in a
In the town of Eugene, ono morn
ing L. D. Miller charged Geo. T.
Smith with giving his (Milicr's) wife
a gold watch, and mildly stated thst
they two couldn't livo in tho same
town. In tbo evening Smith was
walking with a friend; Miller
came up behind him, put a pistol close
to his back, fired and ran away.
Smith seeing the man run went on,
not knowing at first that he was shot.
He soon found out that something
was wrong, went into a hotel, grew
weak and fell down dead. Now the
story of tho watch involving the pro-
text for tho shooting is the curious
part of the story. It seems that
Smith had a lady's watch which he
Put UP at a raffle and rcta,ncd 90veraI
chances himself. He had thrown all
his chances but one, and as ho had
throw won the watch, men amitn
4, .1.1 UIHa. ll.nl Ac li htSlU tl All VCfT I
Miller was arrested and put in jail be-
fore the people could find htm, or they
would havo saved the court somo '
"Wbat a nuisance '." exclaimed a
in lroat oi mm Kepi muug m wuu
voice to a lady at his side. "Did yon
refer to me sir?" threatheningly de-J
a noise with their instruments that I
cannot hear your conversation, was
the stinging reply.
:Sbt Jttf. ttfrirrf i&it giaa.
One square. (50 Words, one insrtion...$t.OO
fcach sudsequont insertion SO
Business cards; I inch spaoe, per vear.fiVtX)
t'r.o cr'.umn. one year tiO.03
Ono-half colurunoneyenr. 3.Y00
. ..One-quarter colum. one Tear. "'JO 00
Displayed advertiseaie'nU chtnjej by
, the inch.. J
tiT All tiar.slrtt advertising must be
paid for in aJvar.cn.
I ftST" Vearly advertisement payafclequar-
tery in advance.
ODDS AND F.XDS.
Hep ifcrchants Dancing masters.
How to handle a red-hot irou
Wait until it cools.
It is said that after Lot's wife wse,
turnd to salt ho could not find a fresh
- ' one
am t my singing ?' "Noth-
ing, sir ; it is not remarkable.
1 "My dear boy, honesty is the best
polity." "Wcfl, you aught to know
tamer, tor you liavo tried em both."
He who closes the door of his heart
against a brother's needs, will miss
the presence and benediction of angel-guests;
The man who would shino in conver
sation must postoss original ideas and
strong sympathvs be able
' communicate and to listen
Wisconsin papors complain of a
, man who was moaa enough to elope
witu tuo only school-teacher in (jrcon
Bay, thus shutting up the school.
Many are weary of existence ; but
no ono who has ever caught tho
glimpse of life can conceiy of any
thing more to be be desired.
A wise darkey, in speaking of the
happiness ot married jieople, said :
"lat 'ar 'ponds altogedder on how
much di'3' 'joy dey selves."
"I sav, Mick, what sort of potatoes
! tltWit frit. ttv nldiit Ifiitr ? liPdM
, on0!) to mro . yur h0or woul.ln't
j ,0 thinking I would plant boiled
If a young lady wishes a young
gentle-man to kiss her what pajcn
would sho mention ? No Spectator,
no Obscrrcr, but as many Times as'
Dean Swift said : "It is with nar-row-souled
peoplo as it is with narrow-nocked
bottles tho less they
have in them, tho rrtoro noiso they
make in pouring it out."
A Judge, pointing with his cane t
a prisoner before him remarked,
"There is a great rogue at tho end of
tho stick." Tho man replied, "At
which end, my lord ?"
A Frenchman took a room in Paris'
on condition that the landlady would
wake him tip every morning at eight
o'clock, and tell him tho day of the
week, tho state of tho weather, and
under what form of government ho
The news of a Methodist eburcb Oil
the boundary line between' Pennsyl
vania and Ohio stand in former Stato
and tho pulpit in tho latter. Penn'
sylrania couples, in consequcnce,havb
to bo married id the vestibule.'
A preposterous story is circulating
to tho effect that sportsmen in New
Jcrsoy mistake mosquitoes for snipe.
lbe mnch greater length ot toeJesey
mosquito s lull should render such an
A thick-headed RrtUire, being won
ted by Sydney Smith, took his re
venge by exclaiming : "If I had a
son who was an idiot, by Jove ! I'd
made bima parson. "ery probiU
ly was tho rcplyof the cccntric clci-
gyman ; "but l seo your lather was f
Where tke "Coironde Melker
A gentleman who came up tho
Hudson on the St. John, tells this
story: "I noticed, he said "a
serious-lookini? man. who looked aa
'if ho might bo a cleric or book
keeper. The man seemed to ha
caring for a crying baby, and wan do
ing all he could to still its sobs. As the
child became restless in the berth,
tho gentleman took it in his arms and
AD0B0 , ol . . a ,m llf " .V?
try.ngto read, nnt. he
munea o-n :oua cnougn ior iu
.inhere is the confounded mother
that she don't stop its noiee ?' con
tmued the profane grumbler,
A tWla Un fBttini rfirnA Tl
At this the father came up to the
man and said : "I am sorry we di-
turb you, sir, but my dear babjrs
mother i9in hcrcoflin down in the
"gb-'a0 i r o
to Albany w here "J1 "Te-
rebuke, he was by the BKte oi wb
both tending thft baby.