Old Southwest humor from the St. Louis reveille, 1844-1850
Metadata[+] Show full item record
This book collects selected humorous essays from the Daily Reveille, a St. Louis daily journal, from the years 1844-1850.
Table of Contents
Hoaxes and predicaments. The second advent ; 'Squire Squegle's twelve ; June bugs ; The man who was looked at ; A crawfish story ; Puss-eyeism vs. Mormonism ; Dropping the subject ; Speculation in whiskers, or, shaving in a broker's office ; "That last julep!" : a short temperance story! ; An incident before marriage -- The river. Captain Sopht ; "Passenger ashore" ; "Fast on a bar" ; Of the deference due to steamboat waiters ; A fight in the hold ; "Picked up!" ; Tom Harris' wink ; A free country ; The "Three sixes" : a pilot's dream ; Bob White's adventure at Vicksburg ; Who's at the wheel? -- Ring-tailed roarers and tall tales. Squire Funk's awful mistake ; Lige Shattuck's reminiscences of Mike Fink ; Judge Magraw's yarn about a mocking bird and a jackass ; A buffalo tale : from the papers of the late John Brown ; A great blow out in Michigan ; "Panther Evans" ; "Fighting the tiger" -- Frontier theater. A fifth act resurrection ; The flying machine ; Stage directions ; Behind the scenes ; "Old sol" : once more ; Getting on the "Free list" ; Manager for a minute ; Getting rid of Brandon -- Eccentric characters. "Loafer Jim" ; The ambitious man ; Kicking a yankee ; "Kicking a yankee" ; Queer characters ; A sucker in search of the planters' house ; "Solitaire" and a Peter funk ; Full of life ; The lethean! -- Army life. Tennessee tactics ; A night attack ; Whipping a circus ; The barrel movement : a sketch of camp life on the Rio Grande ; The nimble shilling! : a sketch of early history -- A satiric look at frontier institutions. Valor and its "Better part" ; A duel in Fairview : being a sequel to the historical society (from the papers of the late John Brown) ; The pumpkin dance and moonlight race. One of the western border tales ; Khaustiff correspondence ; A lyncher's own story ; Popular entertainments -- "The fun of our settlement." Eight letters by Bill Sapper to his cousin.