Rankin Family History Project
Weekly Perryville Union
Perryville, Missouri, Friday, 02 April 1875
HOGS continue to die off in some portions of the county, cholera being the cause of it.
COUNTY COURT will be in session on Monday next, it being an adjourned term.
BUILDING. -- Mr. John Wagner, the blacksmith at Hoehn's store, raised the frame for his residence last Saturday.
IMPROVEMENT. -- Mr. John John Klamp is making preparations to erect a dwelling house at Highland in this county.
OUR SHERIFF was quite ill a few hours last Friday, but has so far recovered as to be about and attend to his duties.
THE SABBATH SCHOOL at York Chapel will re-open next Sunday, April 4th.
J. A. RUTLEDGE, Supt.
A CUTTING AFFAIR. -- We are told that some persons got in to a muss in Claryville last Saturday, and that knives were made use of, but nobody was dangerously hurt.
TAKEN UP. -- A three months session was commenced at the Cashion school house, four miles south of Perryville, last Monday morning, and the teacher is Miss Rosa Elder.
NOT FUNNY. -- Mr. Richard Meyer, one day last week, touched a match to some coal oil to see if it would burn. It did, and as a consequence Richard carried one of his hands done up in a bandage for a while.
BURNED. -- Schofield Brewer, son of Mrs. Armida Brewer, residing three miles southeast of Perryville, accidentally had some of his wearing apparel to catch fire, and while putting it out, had his right arm quite badly burned last week.
PIGEON PIE. -- Mr. George Difani and Mr. Jasper J. McDowell, residing near Silver Lake, was out hunting a few days ago, and in a couple of hours time slayed some forty-four wild pigeons. We guess they had pigeon pie at their house.
A CONFLAGRATION. -- The stable belonging to Mr. John Hohnbach, residing two and a half miles east of Perryville, was consumed by fire on Wednesday night of last week. At the time of the fire there were little or nothing in the building, hence the loss is not heavy.
TOWN TRUSTEES. -- Next Tuesday we are not only called upon to elect a county school commissioner, but also trustees for the town of Perryville. Who the candidates are for the latter positions, we have not yet learned, but it is very probable that the present trustees will be re-elected for another term.
PIECE WORK. -- Mrs. Susan Brewer, wife of Mr. Joseph E. Brewer, residing three miles southeast of Perryville, has pieced a quilt which contains just three thousand three hundred and thirty-nine pieces of goods. We call this patch work, and if anybody in these parts can beat it, we should be glad to hear from them.
A FEW CATTLE passed through Perryville last Saturday afternoon, en route for some other market. -- They remained in town a short time and while doing so, six head of cattle were weighed, and their aggregate weight was just even thousand nine hundred and fifty pounds. -- They will make fair beef, and command a good price.
BURIED ALIVE. -- Some time since while Mr. George J. Hoffman, residing nine miles east of Perryville, was stacking straw, one of the canine tribe was accidentally buried beneath a stack of straw, in which condition it remained for several days, but it finally made sufficient noise to attract attention, when its prison was penetrated and the dog was liberated.
BALLOU'S MAGAZINE. -- The April number of this magazine is issued, and is an excellent specimen of what a popular magazine should be. It is crowded with nice stories, fine engravings, good poetry, and many useful hints on domestic ceremony, household facts, and three comic pictures which would make a stoic laugh. Published by Thomes & Talbot, Boston, Mass.
BROKE AN ANKLE. -- Mr. Dennis Miles met with a painful accident on the west side of the public square in Perryville last Friday evening. It appears this young gentleman was in the act of mounting his steed, and had one foot in the stirrup of the saddle, when the animal moved off with him, and in endeavoring to get to the ground to control it, accidentally broke the ankle bone on his right leg. He was removed to a business house and the injured member was set by Dr. Mann.
DIED, on Wednesday night, March 24th 1875, near Silver Lake in this county, a daughter of Mr. Jasper J. and Mrs. Rosella McDowell, aged two and six months.
Died, on Friday morning, March 16th, 1875, near Longtown in this county, Mrs. Columbia Abernathy, aged about 24 years.
Died, on Wednesday, March 24th, 1875, at his residence in Fredericktown, Madison county, Mr. Mathias Unterreiner. The deceased was some years ago a resident of this county.
MARRIED, on Sunday, March 28th, 1875, at St. Marys Seminary, by Rev. M. Rubi, Mr. Lawrence R. Nash to Miss Elizabeth Miles.
MARRIED, on Thursday, March 25th, 1875, at the residence of the bride's residence near Appleton in this county, Mr. ----- Slaughter to Miss Mary J. Miller.
Married, on Friday, March 26th, 1875, near Silver Lake, by Squire Maddock Mr. Lucian Crozat to Miss Matilda French.
Married, at Claryville in this county, on March 23d, 1875, by Squire V. P. Tucker, Mr. B. P. Black to Miss Florence B. Boswell.
Married, at Claryville, March 27, 1875, by Squire V. P. Tucker, Mr. Thomas Lee to Miss Olevia Sajaune.
SCHOOL REPORT. -- The following is the sixth monthly report of the Perryville public school: Scholars in 1st department 44; in 2d department 56; average attendance in the 1st department 38; in the 2d department 56. Highest on record of recitations: Alice Block and Moritz Berhle of the 1st departmetn, and James Case, Henry Burgee, Louise Lang, Louise Terrillion and Hattie Simpson of the 2d department. For good conduct and attention to studies, Alice Block and John Kiefner, Douglas Farrar, Levi Block and Moritz Berhle of the 1st department, and Carrie Cashion and Arthur Cashion of the 2d department.
BIRTHS. -- A little boy stopped at the residence of Mr. Lewis Moranville, three miles southwest of Perryville, on Wednesday morning of last week. A little female called at the residence of Mr. Thomas J. Moore, five miles northeast of Perryville, a few days ago.
A little male put in his appearance at Mr. Jos. Wood's home, five and a half miles west of town Thursday of last week.
A little girl put in her appearance at the home of Mr. Honere Besancon, three miles southwest of Perryville, on Thursday of last week.
PERSONAL. -- Mr. ----- Doerr, of St. Louis, nephew of Messrs. Doerr & Brothers, arrived in Perryville on Friday last on a visit.
Dr. H. C. Murphy left for the city of St. Louis on Sunday last to purchase a lot of new drugs, medicines, notions, &c., and has since returned home.
Mr. Adam Lang and family, from Montgomery county, Ills., arrived in town on Saturday afternoon on a visit to their relatives.
Mr. Kinne and lady, of Warren, Ills., who have been here on a visit left for their home last Monday.
Mrs. Dr. Mann, accompanied by her children, left for Chester Tuesday morning last, on a visit.
J. Perry Johnson, Esq., of Chester, Ills., was in town on Tuesday on business.
Dr. Reuben Shelby, member of the State Senate, arrived home on Wednesday forenoon.
Messrs. William Litsch, John C. Doerr and other left for St. Louis last Wednesday.
THAT PIGEON HUNT. -- Information having been brought in to our town last week, that a pigeon roost was located somewhere in the Saline hills about sixteen miles from here, and expedition was immediately organized for the purpose of supplying this neighborhood with pigeons. -- The force consisted of six men equipped with the following arms, &c. -- Two revolving shot guns, five chambers, one double barrel breachloading shot gun, three double barrel muzzle loading shot guns, and about eighty rounds of ammunition for each, they also took a two-horse wagon to bring the game back in. -- They started last Saturday morning as returned that night with their game, which consisted of six pigeons, one duck and two birds, "and still they don't was happy."
THE LITERARY. -- EDITOR UNION: The society met at the ... hour on last Friday night. The roll being called, it was ascertained that nearly all of the members of the society were present. During the general order of business the name of Miss Hattie Bell was proposed as a suitable person to become a member of the society. Next in order, ballotting for the candidate, which resulted in a unanimous vote in favor of her admission.l Miss Bell is a lady of intelligence and culture, and she will prove to be a valuable acquisition in point of talent. The ladies are becoming quite an element in the society, and not of weakness, but of strength. The Platonian code has no terrors for them, even if it did cause a panic among some of the stronger six, upon whose adamantine character all things durable and solid were supposed to rest.
The programme of the evening was a reading by Minnie M. Chase and A. T. Crow, declamation by Katie McAtee, essay by Wm. A. Cashion, and regular debate on question: Resolved, that the signs of the times indicate the downfall of the American republic. J. L. Crow argued the part of affirmative and C. A. Killian the negative. The programme was carried out very creditably. -- The essay of Mr. Cashion deserves notice. The music conducted by P. F. Halbrook was just what we have learned to expect from him, a success. The discussion was decided in favor of the affirmative.
The resolution for discussion on next Friday night is: Resolved that any State of United States officer shall be eligible to the same office without any limit as to the number of terms he shall hold the same. If there are any third term men in these parts, perhaps it would be well for them to be on hand, as in all probability next Friday night will forever settle that question.
The following was read before the Perryville Literary Society on the 26th utl., on the subject: "Is it proper for ladies to become members of the Perryville Literary Society?" Recently we were asked this question by a solicitous mother of Perryville. We replied affirmatively. On another occasion a young man remarked, that he would like to hear a speech from one of our ladies on the Louisiana question, ridiculing the idea with considerable zest.
Now, perhaps, none of our ladies will ever become Susan B. Anthonys, or so fearless as the heroic Archidamia, who saved the Spartan capital by her patriotic eloquence, or so daring as the celebrated maid of Orleans, who by her military power, saved the fortunes of imperial sunny France; but we opine that should one of our ladies deliver an address on that, or any kindred subject, that the world would still revolve on its axis, and that the stars would still continue to twinkle.
We are not unmindful of the fact that custom is more severe than law, and that it has allotted woman to her sphere. No woman should ever pass beyond its established prerogative? The whimsical can conceive of no emergency where she should step beyond the kitchen drudgery? Why was woman ever created? Was it to serve her lord and master man? did man stand in need of her, or does he need her not? We have frequently expressed out opinion of the policy of the co-education of the sexes, and the social intercourse of boys and girls in their rearing up. We think the Creator meant this much, or they would not be found together in families. They gravitate towards each other with the same certainty that water seeks a level. Then why not mingle in the literary circle, where the interchange of thought, enlightens, refines and elevates.
When a boy, we heard a young lady relate the following story: A gentleman had married. A son blessed their union. Presently the mother died. -- The father was so deeply grieved that he determined to go out from the habitable portion of the earth, and rear up his son away from any human being, save himself, thinking, thereby, to preserve his son form the knowledge of woman, and consequently from the sore bereavement and disappointments of his father. At the age of twenty-one he took his son to the land of woman. Entering a city, his son asked many questions relative to the new panorama spread out before him, when presently a beautiful lady passed by. With renewed interest, he asked his father, what it was. "O," says the father "that is nothing but a goose.." "Well, father won't you get me a goose, I should like to have one very much."
Now, we do not hold that women are geese, but we do hold them to be our equals in the social circle. Boys and girls of the same family associate together; boys and girls of the neighborhood congregate at school and unite in their endeavors to ascend the rugged hill of science; and why should to the men and women of the same neighborhood meet together in a literary capacity, where all are teachers or pupils, willing to teach or be taught?
There is a false necessity with which we continually surround ourselves, a restraint of conventional forms. Under this influence, men and women check their best impulses and suppress their best thoughts. What hinders? The fear of what Mrs. Somebody will say, or the frown of some sect, or the fashion of some clique, or the laugh of some fool, or the misrepresentation of some busy-body. With the return of lengthened, pleasant and cool evenings, come the query to all, how shall we best improve them? There are many pleasant ways of spending the fall and winter evenings, and most prominent among these we think is indulgence in literary pursuits. How few, comparatively, of the young men of to-day appreciate, as they should, the inestimable privileges they enjoy? How many young men and women of Perryville have firmly grasped the idea "that knowledge is power?" How many thousands of young men with literary facilities at home, spend their winter evenings either in idle lounging around the corner, or in company with frivolous associates? Thus, winter after winter passes away, each one bringing them nearer to the age of manhood, but not fitting them for the proper discharge of the duties that a full manhood requires. -- They enter upon society with none of those safe guards which a cultivated intellect throws around its possessor -- They start out laboring under a thousand disadvantages, and confronted by innumerable obstacles which disappear like shadows before a well informed mind.
We approbate the recently expressed sentiment of one of the worthy matrons of our town, that an increased attendance of ladies at the meetings of our society, would increase the aggregate attendance of our young men, thereby keeping them away from the cess pools of iniquity so frequent and alluring in our midst. Here the key note is touched. The gravest problem of our day and country is, "How to moralize our young men?" They constitute our only future hope. By them our churches, schools, law, government, everything, must soon be administered. Future society depends mainly on what they are and become. It is most momentous for our own sake, that they grown up right. What is each one of them worth to himself, his parents, his future wife and children, his country and his race? Who is most especially concerned in this? Woman by far the most. Mothers for sons, sisters for brothers, and every lady who may ever marry, for a prospective husband of her bosom, and father of her children. In fact all have at stake interests most momentous. We should all weep tears of blood over their diversified immoralities, and inquire , in agonizing earnestness, how can they be saved from drunkenness, swearing sensuality, gambling and other vices?
God, in nature, has graciously furnished to young men one most needed great salvation in female association and inspiration, beginning with mother and aided by sisters and aunts, and this association requires to be extended to the whole female sex. Every young man imperatively needs his circle of female acquaintances to whom he is responsible for right doing, a each of whom has an eye upon him.
Now, the most palpable inference from all this is, that the young should be furnished with cheap, instructive, refining and improving amusements and entertainments, in which they can participate without incuring [sic] much expense. Of all these, the literary circle is by far the best means of educating and elevating the people. -- This stands first "among equals," and will soon rank its peers in practical utility. -- The elevation of young men is the particular work of young ladies, and will redound most to their especial benefit. The young ladies should encourage these almost costless entertainments by their presence -- should omit show and formality -- make themselves, not apparel, their chief attraction, should disseminate their sanctifying influences, and manifest those graces and excellencies God has graciously given them -- evince true womanly character, and they may calculate their reward as great. Nor, should only young ladies do this, but the true matron, when possible, should give her encouragement by her presence. Every hour appropriately spent by any gentlemen with the ladies, and by any lady in the society of gentlemen, makes him the more a man, and her the more a woman. What we need is virtuous intelligent, manly men, and intellectual, refined, womanly woman. We conclude, as we began, "Is it proper for ladies to become members of the Perryville Literary Society?"
W. A. C.
Perryville, March 19th, 1875.
A lioness broke out of its cage in a Cincinnati part on Thursday of last week, which caused considerable excitement for a time. Efforts had been made to capture the animal alive, but all attempts in that direction proved fruitless, and she was killed, but several persons were hurt before this was done.
PERRYVILLE WHEAT AND FLOUR MARKET. Corrected weekly by Fred. Schindler:
|Wheat, white choice
|Wheat, red choice
|Flour, choice per barrel
|Flour, choice per hundred
|" XXX per barrrel,
|" XXX per hundred
|" XX per barrel,
|" XX per hundred
|Bran, per bushel,
|Ship stuff, per hundred,
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