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Weekly Perryville Union
Perryville, Missouri, Friday, 02 November 1877


RATS, some thing less than the size of a cat, has [sic] been seen in these parts lately.

THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER is rising, and will soon be in a better stage for navigation.

A GOOD QUALITY of Irish potatoes command fifty cents per bushel in our market. This crop has turned out pretty well.

PRETTY TALL. -- Frederick Sutterer, residing in Bois Brule bottom, has raised corn stalks on his farm this year that measure just fifteen feet in length.

CHANGED HANDS. -- We understand that James Kane, of Randolph county, has purchased the farm belonging to John R. Shannon in Bois Brule bottom.

BARELY ESCAPED. -- James Moranville, while on his way home from St. Marys last Saturday, was accidentally thrown out of his wagon and barely escaped being run over.

COUNTY COURT convenes on next Monday morning. This will be the regular term. Probably during the session, some thing will be done in relation to the management of the county farm.

A DANCING Party was given at the residence of Lewis Schindler, a few miles west of Perryville, on the night of the 24th ult., and we understand it was well attended, and with one exception, passed off pleasantly.

A MAMMOTH BEET. -- Henry Caho, our constable, raised a mammoth beet in his garden this fall, and it will be hard to beat. It measured 18 1/2 inches in length, 17 inches in circumference, and weighed over 8 1/2 pounds.

DROWNED. -- A horse belonging to Martin Reiss, residing about seven and a half miles north of Perryville being thirsty, went to a pond and entered it, when he got into a bed of quick sand and perished, a few days ago.

THE SEASON BEGAN. -- On Monday last Mr. Joseph McNew opened a four months school in the Cissell school house, two and a half miles northwest of Silver Lake. On Monday of last week Mr. Baker began a four months term at Cedar Fork.

LIVE LOCAL NEWSPAPER. -- If you want a live local, home newspaper, subscribe for the Perryville Union. Only $1.50 a year.

PAINT WORK. -- Mrs. Malinda Barks residing near Highland, has just completed a quilt, containing six thousand five hundred pieces,and it is said that no two pieces are alike. -- This has been a work of years. -- Mrs. Barks is now seventy-five years old. Who can beat this?

A MATCH GAME was played between the Burns club and Second Nines of the Perryville Centrals, on the grounds of the latter last Sunday afternoon, and resulted in defeat of the Burns club. The Second Nines made fifty-seven scores, while the Burns club made sixteen.

A FINGER BROKEN. -- On Sunday afternoon last while engaged playing a game of base ball, a short distance west of Perryville, George Winfield had one of the fingers on his left hand broken at the first joint, by the ball striking it. He will be unable to work for some time.

A FINE PIANO. -- On last Saturday evening Mr. James Burgee, our worthy circuit clerk, received from the city of New York one of Messrs. Lindeman & Sons fine grand square pianos. It is a splendid instrument probably the finest one in our county. These gentlemen manufacture none but first class pianos.

THE BIDS for the construction of the Southern Penitentiary at Chester were received and opened at the city of Springfield on Friday last, and the commissioners awarded the contract for supplying the cut stone for the prison to the commissioners of the Joliet prison at $14,000, and for the construction of the prison to Baltes & Nolson of Indiana, at $85,000.

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A NEW ADORNMENT. -- A few evenings since we noticed one of our citizen's cows adorned with a nice white shirt, however, her taste was somewhat different from ours, for, instead of placing her forefeet through the arm holes or sleeves, she inserted her horns, in which condition she marched gallantly home, appearing quite proud of her new garment. -- The cow still lives.

A HUGE RADISH. -- A radish was raised upon the farm of Mr. Henry Huber, Sr., one and a half mile north of Perryville, this year which certainly beats anything in the radish line we have ever seen. This vegetable measures just two feet in circumference, and weighs six pounds. This can't be beat! It would have been a good thing to put on exhibition at the St. Louis fair.

LAND TRANSFER. -- John Layton bought of John B.Layton 89 acres of land in Bois Brule bottom consideration being $5.

Anthony Reihle purchased of the John A. Renaud $1 acres of land, paying $1.400 for the same.

Charles Harr bought of Isidore Tucker 17 acres of land in Bois Brule bottom, $175 being paid for it.

Lewis Von Rot purchased of Napoleon Carlamy 112 acres of land on the Saline for $125.

AUGUST FELTZ was at Chester the other day, and while there he purchased something to replenish the inner man, and soon commenced to masticate it, when he discovered that some thing pricked his mouth, and after a careful investigation, found that he had a portion of a needle in his mouth, which might have got lodged in his throat. It was fortunate for him that he discovered the unwelcome intruder when he did or it might have given him considerable trouble.

WELL DESERVED. -- In speaking of Messrs. Shaner and Wilson, the Chester Tribune on the 24th ult. pays the following compliment to them: -- "We take especial pleasure in referring to the splendid show of stock by Messrs. Shaner & Wilson, of Altenburg, Mo., which added materially to that department at the Fair. -- These gentlemen have been regular exhibitors at our fairs, and we are glad to learn, effected quite a number of sales, introducing into our county such stock as we have been so much in need of."

MARRIED, on Thursday, October 18th, 1877, at Altenburg, in this county, by Rev. G. T. Zacher, Mr. Wilhelm Kuntze to Miss Susanne Gross.

Married, on Monday, October 29th, 1877, at St. Mary's Seminary by Rev. W. V. Moore, Mr. Lawrence May to Miss Ambrosia Tucker.

Married, on Sunday, October 28th, near Brewersville, by Squire F. M. Moore, Mr. Joseph M. Dismang to Miss Laura J. Howell.

Married, on Thursday, October 18th, by Rev. P. H. Holtermann, Mrs. Albert Hahn to Miss Margaretta B. Rouh.

SCHOOLS COMMENCED. -- On Monday morning last George W. Crow commenced a four months school at the Pleasant Valley school building, situated two and a half miles south of Highland. On the same day David W. Crow opened a four months term in the village of Highland, a few miles south of Perryville. A T. Crow began a four months term at the same time near the Lhot mill, four miles east of Perryville, while L. G. Leonard commenced a four months session at the same date at what is known as the Hoffman building, eight miles southeast of Perryville, and we understand that they are well attended.

MORE DISCOVERIES MADE. -- In various portions of our county mineral has been found. Not long ago while one of our farmers was engaged plowing near Perryville, he unearthed some lead ore, and it proved quite rich, however, it did not exist in paying quantities. A few days since a gentleman named Mr. Bowman, hailing from the great Democratic state of Ohio, paid our county a visit and went out in the neighborhood of Silver Lake on a tour of inspection. He passed over land belonging to Josiah Tucker, Lewis Schindler and some others, and became satisfied that lead ore existed in that section of our county. Ere many years have come and gone a number of furnaces may grace that portion of our county, and a thriving and profitable business be carried on.

BLANK PROMISSORY NOTES, on excellent white paper, for sale at this office at 40 cents per hundred.

DIED, at ten o'clock on Friday night, October 26th, 1877, at the residence of his parents in Perryville, Charles, infant son of Mr. Otto C. and Mrs. Mary T. Nabert, aged one year and two months.

Died, on Thursday morning, October 25th, 1877, at the residence of her parents at Wilhelm, in this county, a daughter of Joseph Weiss, aged four years.

Died, on Saturday morning, October 27th, at his dwelling in Bois Brule bottom, Mr. Peter Vermere, aged 37 years.

Died, on Saturday evening, October 27th, at the residence of her parents in Perryville, Clara A. M., daughter of Rev. Charles and Mrs. Emma Dematro, aged 9 months.

The new Catholic church in Ste. Genevieve is nearly completed, and it is a fine structure.

PERSONAL. -- One day last week William Knott, son of Henry Knott, accompanied by a Mr. Tucker, left us for Fort Smith, Arkansas, where they will very probably remain in the future.

Mr. Henry Huber, Sr. and lady, who visited St. Louis the early part of last week, returned last Friday, and brought with them a a fine new carriage.

James I. Greenwell and lady, of Wittenberg, have been here the past week visiting relatives.

Mr. White and a couple of other citizens of Madison county, passed through Perryville last Friday morning en route for Chester on the hunt employment.

Mrs. John R. Moore and children were here the past week visiting relatives.

Mrs. Brown and children of Chester, have been in Perryville the past few days visiting the family of Dr. Mann.

Mr. Henry Evans of Chester was in Perryville last Tuesday, and, of course, called around to see the Union man.

THE PLATONIAN DEBATING Society met at the public school building Tuesday evening, October 30th, for the purpose of going through with the exercises. Great credit is due the conductor and his assistants in the way their music was rendered, it being the best selection, and better executed than on any previous occasion. The question: "Resolved that the jury system should be abolished," was well argued by J. J. Seibel on the affirmative, who brought forward some very strong argument[s] why it should be abolished, while A. H. Cashion and D. W. Crow presented the negative in good style, with many strong points. The affirmative gained the question, and the jury system stands abolished. The committee adopted a new style of questions, or bills something of the nature of the bills presented in our legislature. Theme for next Tuesday is this: Reading "Dog Law," by J. J. Seibel, and amendments to be offered by J. B. Bell, D. C. Farrar, D. W. Crow, and A. H. Cashion and discussion of the same by any and all members of the society. -- This will show who is the best on off-hand speaking.


F  A Memphis dispatch of the 29th ult. says: "Gen. Bedford Forrest, the great Confederate cavalry officer, died at 7:30 this evening at the residence of his brother, Col. Jesse Porrcat."

F  The schooner Rising Star, loaded with wheat, from Chicago, is ashore on Long Point.

Guardian and Curator Settlement

Notice is hereby given that the undersigned guardian and curator of John T. Davis, has made a just and true exhibit of her account between herself and her ward and filed the same with the judge of the probate court of Perry county, Missouri for final settlement of her guardian and curatorship and that she will apply for her discharge as such guardian, and curator at the next term of the probate court to be held at the court house in town of Perryville on the second Monday in November, 1877.

Guardian and Curator

Final Settlement.

Creditors and all others interested in the copartnership estate of Jules Rozier & co. dec'ed, are hereby notified that on the first day of the probate court, to be held in the town of Perryville, Perry county, Mo, on the second Monday in November, 1877, I will make final settlement of said estate.


Final Settlement.

Creditors and all others interested in the copartnership estate of Rozier, Prost & co., dec'ed, are hereby notified that on the first day of the probate court to be held in the town of Perryville, Perry county, Mo., on the second Monday in November 1877. I will make final settlement of said estate.


Guardian and Curator Settlement.

Notice is hereby given that the undersigned guardian and curator of Mary E. Hahn, at the last term 1877 of the probate court of Perry county, Missouri, filed a true exhibit of his account for final settlement of his guardian and curatorship and that he will apply for this discharge as such guardian and curator, at the next term of said court to be holden in the court house in the town of Perryville in said county on the second Monday in November 1877.

Guardian and Curator.


Creditors and all others interested in the estate of Jos. Schnurbush, dec'ed, are hereby notified that on the first day of the probate court, to be held in the town of Perryville, Perry county, Mo., on the second Monday in November, 1877, I will make final settlement of said estate.


Final Settlement.

Creditors and all others interested in the estate of William Morgan, dec'd, are hereby notified that on the first day of the probate court, to be held in the town of Perryville, Perry county, Mo, on the second Monday in November, 1877, I will make final settlement of said estate.


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