Did Ya Know?... There will be a Union Civil War Monument dedication Oct. 3, 2009 at the Cave Spring School, 4323 Co. Rd. 4, Sarcoxie. The event will be from 10 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. The dedication will begin at 1:30.
Did Ya Know?...Paws for Books will be at the Carthage Public Library 3 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept 30.
Three sons left home, went out on their own and prospered. Getting together for Christmas, they discussed the gifts they were able to give their elderly mother.
The first said, "I built a big house for our mother." The second said, "I sent her a Mercedes." The third smiled and said, "Ive got you both beat. I sent her a remarkable parrot that recites the entire Bible. It took elders in the church 12 years to teach him. Hes one of a kind. Mom just has to name the chapter and verse, and the parrot recites it."
Soon thereafter, Mom sent out her letters of thanks: "Dear Milton," she wrote one son, "The house you built is too huge. I live in only one room"
"Dear Gerald," she wrote to another, "I stay at home most of the time, so I rarely use the Mercedes."
"Dearest Donald," she wrote to her third son, "You have the sense to know what I like. The chicken was Dee-licious!"
J. MAYERHOFF STILL LIVES.
Has Regained Consciousness and May Completely Recover.
Julius Mayerhoff, who swallowed what was thought to be a fatal dose of carbonic acid just after noon yesterday has been growing steadily better since about 4:30 yesterday afternoon and some hopes are now entertained for his recovery.
He was removed from the bindery to his home about five oclock and a few hours afterward had so far recovered and regained consciousness as to take some nourishment. He slept fairly well last night and this morning was able to rise from his bed unaided but is not able to sit up. He complains of much soreness in his stomach, and is kept under the influence of opiates much of the time. It is this soreness which indicates the trouble of which the doctors are most apprehensive. If he can escape a serious inflammation of the stomach as the result of carbonic acid he will likely get well. The doctors think there is a chance.
It is considered remarkable that a man could have swallowed the amount of acid taken by Mr. Mayerhoff and live, but that it should have stayed on his stomach half an hour and life not have been snuffed out within a very brief time is regarded as almost miraculous. The fact that he had eaten a heavy dinner just before taking the deadly drug was greatly in his favor. It is also probable that it was considerably diluted with water, and water may have been used to wash it down.
When a reporter called at the residence on Fulton street this afternoon Mr. Mayerhoff was sleeping and no change in his condition from that above stated was noticeable. He does not see anyone except his daughters, the nurses and the attending physicians. Although perfectly conscious and rational he is not inclined to talk and has made no statement. He discourages all efforts leading to a discussion of his trouble or his act of yesterday.
Miss Mollie Mayerhoff is bearing up bravely, but Miss Cora, the other daughter, is in a nervous state closely bordering on convulsions. She is kept under the influence of opiates and has been in bed since yesterday afternoon.
August Mayerhoff, the only son, is in Washington county, this state, engaged in lead and zinc mining and efforts to reach him by wire have so far failed as he is off of all telegraph lines.
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