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Weekly Perryville Union
Perryville, Missouri, Friday, 05 February 1875


LENT will begin the present year on Wednesday next.

THE SUN didn't shine worth a cent last Tuesday. It was candlemas day.

A SINGING SCHOOL has been organized in town, and Squire Halbrook is the teacher.

THE LITERARY. -- A lively and interesting discussion at the Perryville Literary Society last Friday night on the Louisiana question.

MRS. ELIZABETH KLUMP, wife of Anton Klump, deceased, purchased the town property belonging to Mr. Michael Zink on Main street last Monday.

DIED, on Thursday, the 28th of January, 1875, at his parents residence, six miles north of Perryville, Andrew Caldweld, (colored) aged eighteen years.

STAMPS. -- Mr. John C. Doerr, our worthy county collector, paid into the State treasury at Jefferson City one day last week, one thousand five hundred dollars.

TOO MUCH OF IT. -- Mr. Jas. Gremaud, residing ten miles east of Perryville, had a fine steer to die a few days ago, from the effects of drinking too much water.

SNOW STORM. -- A light snow fell in the portion of the universe on Friday morning, and also on Saturday night, but failed to cover the ground. The weather clerk has not neglected his duty.

SCHOOL. -- Mr. A. T. Crow is teaching a four months school at what is known as the Vincent Cissell school house, two and a half miles west of Perryville, and has a daily attendence [sic] of thirty-five scholars.

TRANSFER. -- On Saturday last Mr. Aaron Abernathy purchased forty acres of land belonging to Mr. Antoine Prost, situated about five and a half miles east of Perryville, paying five hundred dollars for it.

CATAMOUNT. -- Quite a large catamount was seen by Mr. F. L. Guyot, about one mile south of Perryville, one evening last week, but as the animal was some distance off, Mr. Guyot concluded not to molest it.

BUILDING. -- Mr. Frank Mounier, residing two miles southwest of Perryville, has just built an addition to his dwelling house, which helps the looks of his premises. There will probably be a wedding in that vicinity before long.

PERFUMERY. -- We learn that two of our citizens contemplate going into the manufacture of fine handkerchief perfumes. They went out the other day and killed six pole cats, which, as every one knows, furnish a very lasting perfume.

IGNORANCE. -- It is said that clerks of county courts are sending the returns of the recent election direct to the Secretary of State, in place of sending them to the clerk of the county first named in the senatorial district, as the law directs.

A RUNAWAY. -- On last Saturday afternoon while Mr. John C. Mounier was on his road home from Silver Lake, his team became unruly, and one of the animals got loose from the wagon and ran away, losing his gearing and a saddle, but nobody was hurt.

BIRTHS. -- A little boy stopped at the residence of Mr. Leo Saddler, ten miles east of Perryville, one day last week.

A little female called at the residence of Mr. B. M. DeLassus, at Allen's Landing, one day last week, and her parents are happy.

     Baby buggy

A GOOD TIME. -- On Wednesday of last week a log rolling frolic was had at Mr. Mark Horrell's some six miles east of Perryville during the day. After the mantle of night had been assumed, a dancing party was gotten up, and continued until four o'clock in the morning, and a good time was had.

TO BE CONSTRUCTED. -- The Chester and Iron Mountain Railroad project is not dead, but is still talked about. We are now told that capitalists intend taking the matter in hand, and early in the spring will commence the construction of said road. We wish them success, for the road is needed.

NOT HIM. -- The little boy who has been held in Chester for some time, and who was thought to be Charley Ross, turns out to be the son of a gentleman in St. Louis by the name of Lachmueller. He lost a little boy some three years ago, and this little fellow is identified as the child. So he is not Charley Ross, sure enough.

A SAD ACCIDENT. -- On last Saturday morning a week, while Mr. Daniel Rhyne, accompanied by his wife, were on their road home from Bailey's Landing, and when near the raccoon bridge, the wagon turned over, precipitating the occupants to the ground. Mrs. Rhyne was seriously injured; from the effects of which she has since died.

AN EXCHANGE. -- Mr. Robert F. Gatewood residing at Baileys Landing in this county, has sold his entire stock of merchandise to Mr. Camille DeLassus, who has already taken possession of the same, and Mr. Gatewood has purchased a farm near Jones island, and will probably turn his attention to the pursuits of agriculture.

PERSONAL. -- On Thursday evening of last week, Mr. Fritz Springer, accompanied by his lady and Mr. John C. Doerr, returned home from the city of St. Louis by way of Fredericktown. They had a cold disagreeable trip from Fredericktown, the gentlemen having to walk a great portion of the way.

Mr. J. T. St. Vrain left for Chester last Monday morning on business.

CHICKENS. -- One of our citizens lost some chickens a few nights ago by a disease which was not chicken cholera. The chickens were perfectly well when they went into the coop at night, but upon looking for them in the morning, they had been taken by the new disease and were gone from mortal gaze, not even a feather being left. As a remedy for this disease we would suggest a good bull dog or a double barrel shot gun."

A DEATH FROM EXPOSURE. -- Mr. Thomas Brown, E. B. Kennedy and others on Sunday the 24th of January, found a man about one and a half miles from Allen's Landing in this county, who had become insensible from the effects of cold. He was taken to the residence of Mr. Peter Brown, where restoratives were applied but without success as he died in about three hours after being taken there. We learn that the name of the unfortunate man was Edward Merrell, aged 68 years. He came near freezing to death some weeks ago while in Bois Brule Bottom of which fact mention was made in these columns at the time.

PERRYVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOL. -- The following is the fourth monthly report of the Perryville public school. Number of scholars in the 1st department forty-five, average attendance thirty-nine. In the 2d department fifty-three scholars, average attendance thirty-eight; total number of scholars nine-eight, and total average seventy-seeven. Names of pupils standing highest on the record of recitation: John Kiefner, Alice Block, Valentine Tucker, Douglas Farrar, Moritz Brehle, George Dalton, Annie Kiefner of of the 1st department; and James Case, Henry Burgee and Gussie Bloom of the 2d department. For conduct John Kiefner, Alice Block, Emma Burns, Levi Block, Willie Cashion, Ethe Doerr of the 1st department; and Carrie Cashion, Rosa Ellis and Lewis Charlens of the 2d department.

County Court Proceedings

Monday and Tuesday proceedings were as follows:

Allowed to William Doerr for inquest and board of prisoners $26.98; allowed James R. Hagar for paupers on county farm $30; allowed M. E. Hagar for E. Saddler $10; to Wm. Hagar for A. Fink $20; to Mary Schrum, blind, $8; to J. V. Noell, prosecuting attorney, $33.33; to J. H. Nicholson $66.67; to Amile Dubois a pauper $8; to Gregory Brewer election expenses $6; to Gustave Wagner judges and clerks of election, &c. $?.50; to Felix Layton for same $9; to Wm. Buchheit for same $11; to Jos. S. Winkler for same $9; to Anton Hunt for same $7.50; to S. L. Duvall for same $9; to J. W. Venable for same $12; to Robt. M. Slaughter for same $11; to Varece P. Tucker, Esquire for inquest $23.95; to Henry Yount, Registrar $10; to M. Schall for same $12.50; to O. C. Nabert, stove &c. $17.90; to Wm. Logan for crippled girl $24; to Zeno Layton blind man $8; to W. L. Polson for self and nursing a poor woman $20; to Elizabeth Burns, medical services $3; to Forum Printing company $23.30; to W. H. Booth for election notice $7; to C. A. Weber as state $41.49, as county $41.49.

Petition for change in Frohna and Farrar's landing road presented, and commissioners ordered to examine.

Petition for new county road from Schreiner's ford to Wittenberg and Appleton road presented, notice proven and commissioners ordered to survey, plat and report.

Ordered resurvey of the Perryville and St. Marys road from Perryville to where the Rozier's landing road leaves it.

Wendesday [sic], Feb. 3. -- The court selected by lot for the following Frand [sic] Jury for the next term of our circuit court: George Kaufman, Gabriel Bronnenkant, Samuel Luckey, M. Schall, August Hemman, Robt. T. Schall, August Hemman, Robt. T. Farrar, Michael Bergbiegler, Wm. Eugas, Jos. McNew, John May, A. H. Cashion, Henry Kenrick, James Warren, John Bergman, George A. Hayden, Felix Layton, Spicer Cochran and Joseph Klump and the Petit Jury: John Holmes, F. Engert, Jos. Luckey, F. X. Winkler, Mark Horrell, Wm Hagar, A. Abernathy, Fereol Cretin, Francis Hennecken, John B. Gotto, Jas. S. Javaux, Frederick Kirn, John W. Thomas, Ferd. Duggins, Thos. Newberry, Fred. A. Lorenz, R. M. Brewer, Geo. Brewer, John Graeff, Josh. W. Burgee, Jr., B. Moodde, and Henry Huber, Jr.

Thereupon the court proceeded to settle with the County Treasurer, the result of which will be published in the financial statement of the county.

The Nominees Elected!
Give a Democratic Scream!

Crowing rooster

Who's Defeated, ah?
Crow Proud Rooster, Crow!

On Tuesday of last week an election was held in this district, composed of the counties of Cape Girardeau, Bollinger and Perry, for the purpose of electing two delegates to the State Constitutional Convention, which is to assemble three months hence in Jefferson City. The Democratic nominees were Lowndes H. Davis and Dr. J. H. Rider, and the Independent candidates were Linus Sanford and James C. Noell. The following is the result of said election:

Cape Girardeau 880 856 717 437
Bollinger 336 270 194 275




Total vote 1499 1362 1108 1005

Davis Majority 394.
Rider's Majority 254.

It will thus be seen that the district has been carried by the Democratic nominees, and that Mr. Noell is the hindest man in the race. The gentlemen chosen as delegates are good worthy men.

"Tell it All"

We have, at last, received a copy of that most extraordinary work, which has excited so much interest and attention in all sections of the country. We allude to Mrs. T. B. H. Stenhouse's new book, entitled, "Tell it All." It is with great pleasure that we had this remarkable work -- the genuine history of a real Mormon woman. Two years ago the Author published a little pamphlet on Polygamy, which attracted considerable attention, and created quite a sensation among the Saints. The Mormon papers took up the subject and alluding derisively to the delicate reticence, so natural to a sensitive woman, displayed by the Author, spitefully invited her to "Tell it All." Men and Women of position, in all parts of the country, who had visited her in Salt Lake City, urged her to seize the opportunity, "write a book," and lay the whole truth before the world. Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe whose earnest introduction to this volume is a guarantee of the delicacy, as well as purity of the work, personally added her persuasions. Mrs. Stenhouse ultimately consented, and chose for the title of her new volume, the works of derision used by her Mormon opponents -- "Tell it All."

In this way, this singular work was introduced to the world. It is a book utterly unlike any other work on the subject ever penned before. and, although we would not spoil our readers' pleasure by telling Mrs. Stenhouse's facinating [sic] story second-hand, we will state that it is just what it professes to be, the history of a life in Mormonism written by a lady of education and refinement, who, through the influence of religious sympathy, misdirected, became the victim and slave of one of the most extraordinary superstitions the world has ever seen. In her own facinating style, she tells all that can be told of that strange system, and as a visitor to Utah might relate it, but with the thrilling eloquence and pathos of one whose whole life has been darkened by its deadly shadow. Real men and women -- the story of real lives -- the sayings, the ..., the events of to-day among a cla...countrymen and women... little known, are... this talented ...... the volume, ... that he has arrived at the last page. The book possesses all the vivacity and thrilling interest of the finest works of fiction. In point of mechanical skill, it could not be surpassed. The binding is elegant and substantial; the illustrations on wood and steel, are costly, and finely executed; and altogether it is one of those subscription books, with which one so rarely meets, which give the purchaser full value for his money.

This work will be sold only to those who order of the Agent, who will soon introduce it to our citizens. We bespeak for it a most cordial reception -- for it is worth of it.

Theodore Williams, Agent,
Longtown, Perry county, Mo.

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