I was perusing an unrelated something in the 1877 Cincinnati Enquirer when I noticed this. I am now on a quest to find out about Alice Oates.
This post was found amongt a review of breweries, marriages, deaths, religious news, and things for sale, including Singing Birds in Japanese cages, which I would also like to find out about. (This one page in the newspaper contained a plethora of information.)
Alice Oates, though, must have been some kind of woman. So thought the old and sincere friend, for sure.
More on Alice Oates:
Alice Oates was the head of a comic opera groupe. Her husband died young and Alice went on with her career. She remmarried twice. Ten years later she died. Her life and obituary can be read here:
1877 Alice Oates