Search billions of records on

Rankin Family History Project

Old Glory

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


WANTED, a number of good workmen. Apply to Thomas Doyle foreman on St. Marys Seminary farm, Bois Brule Bottom.

MR. NARCIS PETOT offers his farm for sale. Read his advertisement oin another column.

FENCING. -- We notice that our sheriff has been repairing the fence around the public square.

GAME. -- Seven head of deer were seen on last Sunday evening in one of Judge Wm. Conrad's wheat fields.

BIRTHS. -- little girl put in her appearance at the residence of Mr. Herman Binz in town on Thursday of last week.

     Baby buggy

A FINE TIME was had at Mr. Felix Cissell's, four miles north of Perryville, on Thursday of last week. -- Wood chopping was the order of the day.

WHEAT GRANARY. -- Mr. S. Chappuis, residing eight miles east of Perryville, has just completed quite a neat wheat granary upon his premises.

REAL ESTATE TRANSFER. -- Louis Blechle has purchased Dr. J. C. Staley's farm, situated about half mile west of Perryville, paying for the same $1,250.

DIVINE SERVICE. -- There will be preaching at the Methodist Episcopal Church on next Sunday at half past ten o'clock A. M. and at seven o'clock P. M.

BAD LUCK. -- Mr. Aaron Favell, residing about ten miles east of Perryville, has lost, during the present winter, five good cows and one fine mule. Bad luck.

FINISHED UP. -- The new wagonmaker's shop, adjoining the blacksmith shop of Messrs. Boettner & Lang, is about finished, and Mr. Henry Rolf has taken possession of it.

A MARKSMAN. -- Mr. Isidore Hagar, residing nine miles east of Perryville, killed "three deer" at one shot a few days since. This is certainly "remarkable" shooting.

IT IS SO. -- Mr. Emmett Abernathy son-in-law of our gentlemanly blacksmith, R. T. Farrar, lost a valuable mare one day last week. Too much water is said to have been the cause of her death.

MR. B. B. DEAN, residing seven miles northwest of Perryville, has about completed a new frame dwelling upon his farm, twenty-five feet in length, sixteen feet in width and one story high. He moved into it last Friday.

CAUGHT IN IT. -- Some traps were set in the woods near Mr. Joseph Klump's recently, to catch wolves, but it appears that one of our citizens was unfortunately caught in one of them, but was extricated without being injured.

THE PEACH CROP in this county has been badly injured by the cold weather the past winter. Some of our farming friends tell us that much of the fruit has not only been killed but a number of trees have also met with the same fate.

JUSTICE COURT. -- Squire Joseph f. Weiss held his court last Saturday at Conrad's mill, and among the cases before him, was the one of Henry Weisler vs. Joseph Favell, being a suit on an account for the sum of $87. The case was non-suited.

AN ACCIDENT. -- Mr. James P. Lee, residing near Yount's store, met with a serious accident the other day. -- While cutting a stick of wood his ax slipped and cut off four toes of his left foot. Mr. Lee will be confined to the house for some time on account of it.

TOLERABLE GOOD. -- On Wednesday of last week Mr. Archibald L. Hagar, residing four miles southeast of Perryville, visited the woods in search of game, and after a short absence, returned home with twenty one ducks, twelve of which he killed at two shots.

A NEW BARN. -- Mr. Raymond Schindler, residing one mile southeast of Perryville, raised a new barn on his farm on Saturday last. It is forty-six feet in length, eighteen feet in width and twenty-two feet in height. it will be a large and commodious building.

PERSONAL. -- Mr. Jules Miget left our county on last Friday morning for St. Joseph Seminary, in Denver, Colorado, at which point he will remain some time.

Rev. J. B. Daniels, of Farmington, arrivedin Perryville on Tuesday on business.

ONE DOZEN. -- A party from town went out fox hunting one day this week, and during the day they came upon twelve head of deer, but they were not molested, but allowed to go on their way rejoicing, as the law protects them just now. There seems to be a good many deer roaming about in our county.

MUSICAL. -- A singing society has been organized near Mulheim in this county. It is called "The Pleasant Valley Chorus Choir." Quite a number of persons of both sexes have become members. Any one who can appreciate vocal music would admire their performances. Mr. M. l. Eddlemon is the leader.

KILLED BY A FALLING TREE. -- Mr. John Reeve, residing in Bollinger county, near the Perry county line, met with a bad accident a few days ago. He was engaged in cutting down some timber, when one of the trees which he had cut, lodged against another tree, and while he was chopping at the second tree, it fell, striking him on the head, killing him instantly

THE CHESTER and Iron Mountain Railroad is to be completed in six months. Work will commence this month. No more delays, excuses or apologies in the matter. Let those who have sneered twist their mouth the other way, and those who have doubted lift their eyes and believe, for we have this information from a reliable source. "All aboard," -- Chester Tribune.

MESSRS. MCDIVETT & CAMPBELL, of ----- Nassau street, New York city are publishing in law journal style, a verbatum [sic] copy of the evidence, objections, arguments of counsel thereon, and speeches of attorneys in the case of Tilton vs. Beecher. -- This is one of the "cases celebrea" of the country, in which are engaged its ablest attorneys, and lawyers would do well to secure the work.

AFTER EATABLES. -- Quite lately thieves have been going the rounds in our county, and have been helping themselves to such things as are necessary to sustain life. On Saturday night last some hungry individual visited the smoke house of Mr. Antoine Prost, residing three and a half miles southwest of Perryville, and took therefrom several nice hams. The thief was choice in his selection.

AN ACCIDENT. -- Mr. Aaron Hagar residing about eleven miles east of Perryville, met with quite an accident on Thursday of last week. He had recently cut down a large tree, which fell across a hill. He proceeded to cut off the butt end of the tree the length of a rail, and when off, the part upon which he was standing at the time, flew up, precipitating him some distance in to the air, injuring him quite badly, though not fatally.

PERRYVILLE WHEAT AND FLOUR MARKET. Corrected weekly by Fred. Schindler:

Wheat, white choice  -  $   .80
Wheat, red choice  -  .70
Flour, choice per barrel  -  6.00
Flour, choice per hundred  -  3.00
" XXX per barrrel,  -  5.00
" XXX per hundred  -  2.50
" XX per barrel,  -  4.50
" XX per hundred  -  2.25
Bran, per bushel,  -  .15
Ship stuff, per hundred,  -  1.25

A CHILD HURT. -- A little boy about two years old, son of Mr. Henry L. Tucker, residing twelve miles west of Perryville met with a sad accident on last Saturday afternoon. It seems that an older brother was cutting wood, when a little child got his hand between the ax and wood, the ax coming down upon his fingers, cutting three of them badly, one of which had to be amputated. Dr. C. A. Mann was sent for and the little sufferer is getting along as well as could be expected.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY. -- In our last issue we made mention of the breaking up of the ice in the Saline creek on Wednesday, the 10th ult., but neglected to tell our readers that the mill dam of the St. Mary Seminary mill, three miles west of Perryville, was damaged by it. Some seventy-five feet of the dam was washed away, also about twenty feet of the mill dam of Mr. Frank Moranville's in the same neighborhood. New dams are being constructed, which will soon be completed.

NEW BUILDINGS. -- Quite a number of buildings will be put up in our town the coming spring and summer among which are a two story brick store house for Mr. William Listch [sic] on St. Marys street; (workmen are engaged in clearing the ground away for this building;) a two story brick store for Mr. Gabriel End on the lot adjoining Hooss Hotel; a two story brick dwelling for Mr. Thomas Hooss on St. Joseph street; a brick dwelling for Mr. John B. Gotto, on the lot east of the public school building.

DIED, on Sunday, February 21, 875, at his residence in Bois Brule bottom, Mr. Rufus Abernathy, aged about sixty years.

Died, on Tuesday, February 16th, 1875, at her residence near the Raccoon bridge in Bois Brule bottom. Mrs. Louise Cox, aged about 25 years.

DIED, on Friday, February 26th, 1875, at her residence two and a half miles southeast of Perryville, Mrs. Hoffman, (a colored person) aged about 35 years.

PERRYVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOL. -- The following is a synopsis of the fifth monthly report of the Perryville public school: Scholars in first department 43, in second department 56. Average attendance of first department 38, of second department 40. Those standing highest on the record of recitations are: John Kiefner, Emma Burns, Henrietta Doerr and Lawrence Liebler of the first department, and Henry Burgee, James Case, Eloise Lang and Hattie Simpson of the second department. For good conduct, John Kiefner, Willie Cashion and Henrietta Doerr of the first department, and Walter Mann, Rosa Ellis, Carrie Cashion and Arthur Cashion of the second department.

AFTER SKUNKS. -- A gentleman living in the southwestern part of our county, armed himself with a fifteen foot pole and some brimstone the other day, and started out hunting pole cats. After proceeding some distance he discovered a whole family of these interesting little beauties. The hardhearted man killed six of them without sustaining any injury, but the seventh used it peculiar weapon so effectively that his brimstone was nowhere, and he was compelled to beat a hasty retreat. He returned, however, and got the skins of those he had slain, which he triumphantly carried home. We do not know the present prices of pole cat skins, but they must be valuable if six of them will pay for half a day's time, 9 1/2 pounds of soap and a suit of clothes which is about the average cost of getting them.

CLOSING EXERCISES of Miss Hattie Bell's school, at the Brewer School House, Feb, 26, 1875. All the forenoon was taken up in examination, and it was continued in the afternOon until three o'clock. The scholars showed that they had made great proficiency in their studies and did credit to themselves and teacher. -- The patrons of the school had generally turned out, as well as the officers of the district, and at the close of the examination, Major Felix Layton made a very appropriate and interesting address. In the course of his remarks he paid a high tributw to Miss Bell, saying that their district had been organized twenty-one years, and during that time they had employed many able teachers, and if Miss Bell was not superior, she was the equal of any of them. Col. R. M. Brewer offered an resolution, tendering the thanks of the patrons of the district to Miss Bell for the able and efficient manner in which she had conducted the school, which was unanimously adopted. Miss Bell responded in a neat little speech. She and her students then gave some excellent vocal music. She then bid her students and the patrons adieu, and dismissed school. Miss Bell is recognized as one of the ablest teachers in the county.

THE LITERARY. -- EDITOR UNION: The question before the society on last Friday night, was: Resolved, That this society do adjourn sine die on Friday night, the 26th of February. For several months past the society has been infested by a number of "malcontents," or at least by members who took no part in the advancement of the interests of the society, and the condition of affairs seemed to foreshadow a speedy dissolution of that renowned institution known as the Perryville Literary Society; but those who looked forward to last Friday night, as the time when finis would be written upon the record of its proceedings, were disappointed.

The regular debate upon the resolution after a short and animated discussion, was decided in favor of the affirmative. Before the irregular debate was taken up, P. F. Halbrook proposed the names of Miss Minnie M. Chase, Miss Zora Block and Miss Katie McAtee as proper persons to become members of the society. The proposition was received and the candidates admitted by a unanimous vote. Being the first ladies who have become members of the society, they are to be considered quite an accession, representing, as they do, both talent and culture.

The irregular debate was a spicy affair. The discussion was opened by Wm. A. Cashion, who delivered a pungent ironical speech in favor of the resolution, seconded by D. W. Crow. -- Able and enthusiastic speeches were made by Rev. H. Dalton, W. H. Bennet, John H. Simpson and others, in opposition to the resolution. Wm. A. Cashion closed with a speech full of irony and scathing sarcasm. The ayes and noes were called, and the resolution was lost by a vote of ten to one.

Some business of minor importance was transacted, after which the society adjourned until next Friday night when the young Platonian[s] will be installed.


Probate Court Proceedings.

Monday, March 1st. -- John Endres, guardian and curator of Wm. McCauley, made final settlement and was discharged.

Joseph E. Callier, administrator of Charles Streiler, ordered to pay over to widow as part of her year's provision $12, and as part of her absolute dower $256.80; also made settlement of same estate, balance due $294.55.

Joseph H. Walker had claim classed against the estate of Luvina Cissell for $4.25.

Joseph E. Callier, guardian and curator of Josephene and Thomas Williams, made settlement, balance due $119.76.

B. Verdgham, curator of Joseph Vermere, made settlement, balance due ward $239.95.

E. E. Bunger had claim classed against the estate of W. T. Wilkinson for $14.35.

George W. French had claim classed against the estate of John W. Bright for $7.35.

Marion Prim had claim classed against the estate of Robt. H. Black for $19.80. Wm. J. Cashion had a claim classed against the same estate for $24.46. M. Shoults had a claim classed against the same estate for $3. H. F. Quick had claim classed against the same estate for $4.25. Joseph Hermann had claim classed against the same estate for $3.45.

Ernst H. Polisch had claim classed against the estate of F. F. Fischer for $518.33.

Martha M. Bowman, guardian and curator of Charles B. and Dora G. Bowman, made settlement, balance due wards $308.46.

Henrietta Fischer had claim classed against F. F. Fischer for $175.

Emanuel Urban had note classed against the estate of R. H. Black for $25.58; also an account against same estate for $6.58.

Fred. Holschen had note classed against the estate of Wm. Dietrich for $129. George Newbeck had an account classed against the same estate for $37.64.

Joseph G. Weinhold, curator of Pauline Hecht et al, made settlement of the estate of Fred A. Weber balance due estate $340.45.

Chas. A. Weber made final settlement of the estate of John Assbach and ordered discharged.

Francis Renaud, guardian and curator of Joseph Wimsatt, had $60 appropriated to Mrs. Susan Troyman [Twyman] for taking care of ward in sickness.

Joseph E. Callier, administrator of Charles Streiler, filed petition for sale of real estate to pay debts.

Fred Wilke, guardian and curator of Matilda Domme et al, made settlement for said minors, and final as to two of said minors, who acknowledged satisfaction.

Catharine Layton, curator of Mary Layton, made settlement, balance due ward $558. 42.

Emanual Urban, administrator of F. A. Weber, filed petition for sale of real estate.

James L. Crow got orders of sale of real estate in the estates of Wm. Manning, Christian Swink, R. A. Reed and William Allen.

Tuesday, March 2. -- Perry county to use the school township vs. George Koch. Bond classed for $222.50. -- Same against George Koch as security $1,276.95. Same vs. Henry N. Tucker for $62.55.

Clause Luehrs, guardian and curator of Martin and Margaret Beckman, had bond approved.

Back to the Top

RFHP Home Page Index of All Pages Index of News Pages GEDCOM files

Thank you for visiting our webpages.

Are we related? Have comments? Drop us a line.


Rankin Family History Project Sonoma County, California

Design & content by Shirley Ann Rankin

Webspace Provided by RootsWeb

Blackat’s Free Web Graphics

Updated Monday, October 22, 2001
© Copyright RFHP 2001. All images and content on this website may not be reproduced without permission. Names, dates and other facts are in the public domain and you are welcome to them.