Contributed by Barbara
Description: Notes From Near-By - Pittsfield Ill.Date: June 27 1894
Newspaper published in: Quincy Illinois
Pittsfield, Ill., June 26.
Harry Shriver returned Sunday from a military school in Rhode Island.
Will Ware, Norman Ricket and Guy Hulbard rode to New Canton, Sunday on their wheels, but were caught in the rain and came into town in a farm wagon about eight o'clock Monday evening.
Miss Anna Sanderson gave a lawn party to her friends last Friday evening.
Misses Helen Bush and Helen Grimshaw and Merrick Bush were "at home" Thursday evening at the home of the latter.
The first graduation recital of the Pittsfield Conservatory of Music occurred at the Christian church last Thursday night, Miss Mary Barton being the graduate. The program consisted of about eight selections from Chopin, Liszt, Bach, Mendelsohn and Beethoven and was exquisitely rendered. The large audience room of the church was filled with the elite of our city and for an hour were charmed with the beautiful music. The rostrum was draped with rich lace curtains and hung with festoons of roses. Miss Barton is a fine performer; her fingering is excellent, her time perfect and her case at the piano makes her in touch with her hearers. She is a credit to the conservatory and Pittsfield is proud of the conservatory.
The police raided "Aunt Betty's" establishment last Saturday night, but only found "Aunt Betty" and the "Baby" there. The others were gone. Both ought to be taken out of town on a rail.
Perry Allen, who has been treated for rheumatism, went to St. Louis last week, and Saturday morning Dr. Mudd removed his right arm at the shoulder joint. It was a severe operation, but his many friends here are hoping for a speedy recovery.
The Knights of Pythais of Pittsfield are thinking of building an opera house and hall in some convenient place. Both opera house and K. of P. hall are badly needed, and the city will be greatly improved if they are built.
Pat Edward's little daughter, Gertrude, fell off her pony last week and broke her arm at the elbow. Dr. T. W. Shastid took her to St. Louis to place her under the care of Dr. Mudd.
The K. of P. lodge of this place are arranging for a lecture course during the coming winter. Should their plans succeed some of the best lecturers in the United States will be procured, and nothing spared to make the series a success.
The corner stone of the new court house will be laid with appropriate ceremonies July 12. All lodges have been invited to attend and an entertainment will be had that will surpass anything ever before attempted here.
Harry Massie, of New Canton, was in town last week to see Loss and the colonel about how to manage his canvass for the Republican nomination for county clerk. No doubt they told him what to do and Harry, like a good boy, will do as they say. But Virg. Grimes isn't scared.
The Herald's readers have never been notified that L. C. Hess was nominated by the Populists for the legislature. A. N. Hess is running for county judge, but the rest of the Hess' haven't been fitted out with a new nomination as yet. Their staunch supporter, Aunt Vina Roberts, is running for state superintendent of schools, and is now ready to donate speeches to the cause if she can find audiences. L. C. says he isn't going to run, so his place will have to be filled.