The regular monthly meeting of the Empire Base Ball Club will be held at their Hall, This (Tuesday) Evening, March 7th. All members are requested to be present as it is their regular nomination for officers for the ensuing year. By order of the Club. Wm. P. Thorne, Secretary.
-Missouri Republican, March 7, 1865
On the same day that this notice appeared in the Republican, Missouri Governor Thomas Fletcher declared that no organized Confederate forces remained in Missouri, marking the beginning of the end of military rule in the state and a return to constitutional government.