From the front page of the Bevier Appeal
dated Friday, 27 January 1905

Donated by: Sandra Stanton

Family Items

Mrs. T.D. Thomas, sr., went to Brookfield Monday night to visit with her daughter, Mrs. E.E. Brammer and family. She returned home yesterday.

Mrs. James E. James who was very sick last week is slowly recovering.

W. S. Thomas and wife and little son were very sick last week but are now recovering.

Mrs. Robt. W. Jones who has been quite sick for several weeks is now improving.

Mrs Thomas Hepple has been very sick during the past week.

If you have property to sell, see H.D. Goodale.

Mrs. Leah Brush is on the sick list.

C.R. Stimson of Brookfield worked on the Appeal force this week.

Do you want to buy a good house. See H.D. Goodale.

The Editor of the Appeal is still very sick but is much improved since this time last week. He improved just in time to escape an operation last Saturday and has been slowly on the mend ever since. He is still confined to his bed however, and is likely to be for a week or two. It is now thought he is on the road to recovery, and we may hope soon to see resume his position in the active affairs of life.

Robert Taylor is still sick.

Mrs. George Smith is sick with an attack of tonsilitis and grippe.

Mrs. Leah Evans is sick with grippe.

Mrs Thomas Rafter went to Quiney Monday to see Mr. Rafter who is at the hospital there receiving treatment. We understand that while Mr. Rafter is very sick, he is improving though very slowing.

Homer Walter of Brookfield came to Bevier Tuesday to see his friend the Editor. He also visited relatives and friends.

Geo. Swind, who left for New York state to look after his father's estate, taking his family with him returned again to Bevier last Saturday. Mr. Swind succeeded in arranging affairs at home, and decided there was no better place to live than Missouri. He returned and brought his family with him to again make their home here.

Mrs. and Mrs. Chas. Wainscott of Callao spent Sunday with W.S. Thomas and family.

John E. Williams who has been sick for some time is still on the sick list.

Mr. Isaac Jones of Dawn left for New Cambria Saturday. He spent Sunday there, leaving for his home on Monday. Mrs. Jones will visit with her daughter Mrs. Alfred James a while longer.

Robert Williams, of Minnesota, who is making an extended visit with friends near New Cambria, spent Monday here the guest of Richard M. Jones and family.

Richard Jones of Brush Creek came here Saturday and remained until Monday the guest of his sister, Mrs. David E. Jones and family.

Thomas - Schutt. Married at the residence of the brides mother south of Macon on January 22, Mr. Albert Thomas and Miss Jemima Schurr, Elder S.____________, Keota officiating. After the ceremony an elegant dinner was served. Those present except immediate relatives were Wm. ____ and wife of Bevier. The young people are well liked and highly respected by all who knows them. They start life with the well wishes of a host of friends.

Born, Saturday Jan. 21, to the wife of Richard Williams, a boy.

Jas. E. Jones and S.H. Andrews went to Marceline on Thursday to organize a tribe of Red Men.

Miss Annie Grimes has been very sick since last week with an attack of pneumonia fever.

Robt. N. Jones is confined in his home with sickness.

Arthur Sandison, who visited awhile back with J. B. Richards and family, expect to return soon and engage in his chosen work. Mr. Sadison [note new spelling] has secured a place in the H.F. Jones' barber shop where he will repair watches, clocks, and jewelry. No one need be afraid to take their best and most delicate work to him. He is a first class man, a graduate of the Peoria, Ill. school.

Died, at their home in Williamsville, Ill. on January 18, 1905, Harold, the son of W. A. Harris and wife. The little fellow was attacked by the dreaded pneumonia and after struggling for four weeks the disease did its worst and he passed away.
He is not dead: he only is transplanted into the soil where he can better grow.
The remains were brought to Bevier and services conducted by Elder Mayhew. Interment took place in the city cemetery.
The bereaved parents in their sorrow have the sympathy of their many friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Harris left on Tuesday for their home in Williamsville. A home with a vacant chair.
They wish to thank the friends and relatives for the sympathy extended them in their bereavement.

Richard S. Thomas, better known as "Dick" a thoroughly practical miner, received the appointment of State Mine Inspector from Gov. Folk, late last week. Mr. Thomas has lived here nearly all his life, and no one is better known than he. He was shotfirer at mine No. 8 at the time of his appointment. He worked Friday night after he know he was appointed which, shows that his head did not get away with his good judgment. He was called to assume his duties on Saturday, and answered a call to the Central Coal Co.'s mine No. 24 near Ardmore, where an accident resulting in the death of a miner had occurred. Thus he goes from actual work in the mine to the highest position in mining affairs in the sate. However, we believe Gov. Folk will have nor regrets to make over the appointment. Mr. Thomas is a steady and studious man, and a close observer. He has in him the spirit of progress, but uses caution in his movements. We do not think any offical act of Mr. Thomas will reflect any di! scredit on his town or county.
He is particularly a Bevier boy, and will; no doubt preserve the reputation for efficency established by Bevier's boys all over this great land of ours. The motto of every Bevier boy is on to greater things. Let every man in Bevier hold him up. Don't criticise and tear down just because you know him well; and don't be too ready to believe what you hear. Give him a fair chance and we believe he will reflect credit upon us. Mr. Evans, who retires from the office, has served under three governors and retires on account of age. He has served well and faithfully, and many of our best mining laws are the result of his untiring efforts. Uncle Charlie has many true friends among the miners. Mr. Thomas is a young man with propects of a useful career. We say to him kindly, strive to make it a career, and we believe he will, upon which no honest man would be ashamed to look back. Dare to do right, and though you make enemies, you shall make more friends.

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