Rankin Family History Project
Weekly Perryville Union
Perryville, Missouri, Friday, 05 June 1874
ST. LOUIS BEER is kept by Hooss & Blechle. Try some of it.
LOSS. -- Mr. Martin Hamilton, residing some five and a half miles northeast of Perryville, lost a fine colt a few days ago.
THE RAIN on last Sunday evening although not very heavy, was a great help to the growing crops, but we need more of it yet.
STUCK BY LIGHTNING. -- Last Sabbath evening lightning struck a tree near the corner of Constant Grillion’s fence, killing a sheep grazing close by.
THE HEALTH of Bois Brule Bottom has some what improved, and we learn that there is but little sickness in that part of the county at the present time.
KICKED TO DEATH. -- Mr. Flavien Guyot, residing about two and a half miles southwest of Perryville had a fine colt kicked to death by a horse one day last week.
THE FOURTH. -- We learn that our fire department is making arrangements to get up the grandest Fourth of July celebration that was ever known in old Perry.
BIRTH. -- Mr. James C. Mattingly residing about six miles south of Perryville, had a handsome little girl stop at his house recently. It is only a couple of weeks old.
DYING. -- A good many swine are dying in the northeast part of the county from the effects of the hog cholera, at least, this is supposed to be the disease that is taking them off.
EGGISH. -- One of our rural merchants has shipped over seventeen hundred dozen eggs to Memphis during the past month. This is doing pretty well, and looks rather eggish.
ROADS. -- Mr. Irenius Brown, during the past week, worked the road leading to Allen’s Landing, and he succeeded in putting it in a fair condition. He is a staunch friend of good roads.
AN ACCIDENT. -- While Mr. Crawford was working his job press a few days ago, he met with a painful accident in having one of his fingers crushed by the platen of the press coming down upon it.
FISHING PARTIES are all the go now, and nearly every day some of our citizens are out with nets and hooks and lines, trying to catch a "mess," but the success they have is not worth speaking of.
CHANGE OF FRONT. -- Mr. John Boland has entered in to partnership with Mr. Frank Smith in the mercantile business, eight miles east of Perryville, and he has got all of his goods removed to that point.
MR. MICH. ZINK informs the public that he has No. 1 harvest whisky for sale, also good wine and a fine article of liquors for medical purposes, which he will sell cheaper than the cheapest.
AN ACCIDENT occurred at Colonel Brewer’s mill on Saturday last, but nobody was hurt. We understand that the iron frame upon which the steam engine rests, gave way, however, this will not delay business long, as it will soon be fixed up, and work go on as usual.
INJURED. -- Mr. Phillip Walter, a blacksmith working in Nich. Guth’s shop, met with a painful accident last Tuesday, by having one of his fingers broken with a sledge hammer. Dr. J. C. Staley was called up on to set the broken member, and he thinks he can save the finger.
AN ACCIDENT. -- A young daughter of William Brewer, residing four and a half miles west of Perryville, while attempting to swing on a dead grape fine near the creek on Wednesday of last week, the vine broke, precipitating her to the ground, hurting her pretty badly though not at all seriously.
THE WEASEL. -- Mr. Ferd. Vallroy has one less of these animals in his neighborhood. A weasel attempted to capture some of his chickens at few evenings since, but Mr. Vallroy concluded to disappoint it, and accordingly treated the little mischievous animal to a dose of lead, and it ceased to live.
FIXING UP THE ROAD. -- Mr. Andrew Gorman, the efficient overseer has already commenced working the road leading from Perryville to the Chester Landing, and we understand that he is doing [a first] rate job. Mr. Gorman intends to spare no pains to make a good road of the part he has to work.
AN ACCIDENT. -- Miss Henrietta Riney, while on the road to Perryville last Wednesday morning, met with an accident. It appears that the animal upon which she was riding slipped and fell, throwing Miss Riney in the mud, but she escaped uninjured, though her clothing were considerably muddied.
A CHEESE FACTORY. -- A gentleman from Ohio, whose name, however, we did not learn, is in town looking for a location to establish a cheese factory. He is well pleased with our town, and if he can get a suitable place will start here. We have no doubt but such an enterprise would pay well.
LOSS BY FIRE. -- Mr. Jos. A. Moore who lately moved from our county to Dickinson county, Iowa, lost his barn together with hayrake, tools, two hogs, two calves, horses badly damaged, among them "Slasher," recently owned by Thomas Kenney. We did not learn the cause of the fire. Sorry to hear of Mr. Moore’s misfortune.
RUNAWAY. -- On Tuesday morning last a team belonging to Mr. Joseph Blechle, took fright at something and ran away, but their career was brought to a sudden stop, however, by colliding with Mr. Louis Blechle’s team, not far from Messrs. Boettner & Lang’s blacksmith shop. The wagons were slightly damaged, but the drivers and horses were uninjured.
JOHN V. NOELL. ESQ., our young friend, was employed last Friday in the case of the State of Missouri vs. Charles Pinkley, Judge Bennett being employed on the other side. -- Mr. Noell took Judge Nicholson’s place, as prosecuting attorney, and he handled the case as well as any lawyer could have done. Mr.. Noell is a promising young man and will make his mark in the world.
RUNAWAY. -- On Thursday of last week Mr. Leo Moore, one of our framing friends, met with an accident. While he was engaged in unhitching his horses, near the Wimsatt farm in this county, they became frightened and attempted to run away, and in the attempt, turned the wagon over, but Mr. Moore was not seriously hurt, though he received a scratch or two.
CLEARING. -- There has been more land cleared in Bois Brule Bottom during the past few months, than has been done at any time during the past four or five years, and a large quantity of it has been put under fence. Land in that portion of the county commands a good price, and it is steadily increasing in value, too. No better corn can be raised anywhere than can be grown there.
NEW DISCOVERY. -- We are reliably informed that there is a plant growing in Bois Brule Bottom, in this county, the roots of which, when properly prepared for use, will cure the chills and fever without fail. -- We have not learned the name of this plant, though a good deal of it grows in the bottom. Parties subject to the above disease have been effectually cured by the use of this new remedy.
THEM FISH. -- Other things like fish besides human beings, or it appears so. No long since some of our citizens concluded to go a fishing, and accordingly done so, and they had good luck in catching the finny tribe, too, but failed to keep them after they did so. They placed the fish in a sack, and a lot of hogs devoured them, saving the party the trouble of conveying them to their homes.
REBUILDING. -- We learn that a portion of the buildings recently burned at Ste. Marys are to be rebuilt. Mr. Louis Stiever has already commenced the construction of a new building, which is to be of brick, two stories high, sixty-six feet long and twenty-two feet wide. Mr. Ben. Difani is also making preparations to erect a large brick building. Both of these houses will be good substantial structures. We understand that others anticipate erecting houses at an early day.
DIED, on Thursday, the 28th day of May, 1874, at the residence of his parents in Longtown, in this county, a some of Mr. Charles Theiret, aged about ten months.
Died, on Thursday, the 28th day of May, 1874, at his residence eight miles southwest of Perryville, Mr. William R. Miles. The deceased was born in May, 1829, and hence was forty-five years and fourteen days old at the time of his death.
THE FIRE COMPANY MEETING. -- The company met last Monday evening and adopted a constitution and by-laws, after which they proceeded to elect the officers for the ensuing year with the following result. O. C. Nabert, foreman; Richard Herritege 1st assistant; Thos. Hooss 2d assistant; James T. Greenwell, Secretary; and Nicholas Guth, treasurer. This completing the organization, the company adjourned to Hooss & Blechle’s saloon in order to partake of some liquid refreshments at the cost of their newly elected officers.
LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Post Office in Perryville, Mo., on the 1st of June 1874, which, if not called for in four weeks will be sent to the dead letter office:
Eddlemon H F,
Eckhout Van L.
Fowler John C
Layton Jas S,
Merkel Jas W,
Tucker J C
Tucker C J
Wellss Geo G.
Wiseman E A
STUMPY. -- Considerable clearing has been done in our county this season, mostly in Bois Brule Bottom.
We notice, however, that a great deal has been done in the Barrens.
Mr. William Hagar, residing four miles south of Perryville on the Marble Hill road, has six acres ready for the plow.
Mr. Hagar seems to have an aversion to stumps.
He takes up large and small as any one can see who passes his farm, and has one hundred & seventeen stumps across a drain to better the road. --
He states to us that on forty acres on A. H. Cashion farm, in two years, he has taken up one thousand and one hundred tree-stumps. --
Who can beat it for stumps?
MARRIED, on Sunday, the 13st day of May, 1874, at the Ste. Marys Seminary by Rev. Father Rubi, Mr.. Henry Miles to Miss Mary Neitcher, all of this county.
Bring, O! bring fair flowers
From nature’s brightest bowers,
To crown the blushing bride
Kneeling by young Henry’s side.
Weave a crown from the myrtle bright,
Twined with buds of snowy white,
To tell of the constancy and truth
Of love in the happy days of youth.
That years of happiness be theirs,
As time, their life barque bares,
Onward to the port of Heaven,
Is the wish by fond friends give.
And when the monarch death shall ay
Breaks the bond that binds their bright to-day.
May they meet above the summer skies
Where all is joy and loved one do not die.
MARRIED, on Thursday, the 28th day of May, 1874, at the residence of the bride’s parents, near Longtown in this county, Mr. Drury Abernathy to Miss Levina Adler.
Married, on Monday the 25th day of May, 1874, at the Ste. Mays Seminary by Rev. Father Rubi, Mr. Partree to Miss E. Roy.
IMPROVEMENTS. -- The German Catholic Church has been treated to new window blinds, and they help the appearance of the church very much.
Mr. John J. Lang, our neighbor, finished the picket fence around his property this week.
Messrs. Thomas Burgee and Basil Moore, residing about three miles southeast of Perryville, have just fenced up some sixty-five acres of land belonging to the former. It is intended as a pasture for stock, and has not been cleared. it is somewhat larger than pastures are usually made in this section.
Mr. Mich. Springer has just erected a neat residence on his farm five and a half miles east of Perryville.
Mr. Leo Hagan, residing some four and a half miles north of Perryville, has just completed a commodious barn upon his farm. It is forty feet wide and sixty feet long.
Mr. John B. Layton, residing about three miles northeast of Perryville, is now making preparations to erect a new dwelling house upon his farm and also a new barn.
Mr. Martin Dull, residing some nine miles southwest of Perryville, has commenced building a dwelling upon his farm.
PERSONAL -- Dr. C. A. Mann left for the city of St. Louis Thursday last, on business, and returned home on Tuesday morning, accompanied by Miss Emma Mann, his niece.
John V. Noell, Esq., who recently graduated at the law school in the city of St. Louis and received his diploma, arrived in Perryville on Friday morning last, and he contemplates locating here for the purpose of practice [in] his profession.
Mr. L. A. Wilson, of Cape Girardeau, paid our town a visit on last Friday, but did not remain long.
Mr. August Klump, of this county, left here on Wednesday of last week for Montgomery county, Illinois, on a visit to his relatives, and also to look at the country.
Miss Fanny Webber, of Cape Girardeau, was in town last week, visiting her sister-in-law, Mrs. R. A. Webber, of this place.
Mr. Crawford left for St. Louis on Monday on business in connection with his office, and returned on Wednesday.
Miss Emma Doerr, daughter of William Doerr, who has been absent from home for several months on a visit to her uncle in Illinois, returned on Tuesday last.
Mrs. William Furth, Mrs. William Kitsch and niece left Perryville on Wednesday forenoon, the former for St. Louis, the two latter for Cincinati [sic], Ohio, on a visit
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