Bygones of Monroe:
THE ST. JOHN'S FAIR
The fair for the benefit of St. John's Church, which was in progress last week was adjourned on account of bad weather and was opened again Monday and closed Tuesday night. The festival has been exceedingly successful, the gross proceeds reaching $1,660 while the expenses were not over $100. Father Schmittdiel, of St. Michael's Church, was successful in the contest for the Priests' Stole, receiving 1,816 votes against 1,590 for Father Maes.
The dressing gown, cap and slippers were awarded to Mr. W. Walldorf, who received the highest number of votes, and the beautiful toilet set to Miss Tilly Meyerfield, who was far ahead of any other candidate. The compliment to Miss Meyerfield is well deserved, as she is a deservedly popular young lady. The toilet set could not have been more appropriately disposed of.
At the close of the festival, Dr. J.M. Beck was presented by the ladies managing the affair with a historical cane, dressing gown and smoking cap; and J.D. Ronan was presented with a handsome silver pitcher, goblet and tray.
(Monroe Commercial, December 18, 1873, p.1, c.3)