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Weekly Perryville Union
Perryville, Missouri, Friday, 06 August 1875


WINTERISH. -- A few days the past week were cool, so much so that heavy clothing was resorted to.

DR. A. D. PENNEY, of Chester, will be in Perryville on the 1st of September. Read his new card in another column.

CABBAGE. -- Mr. George W. Taylor, residing five miles north of Perryville, has raised cabbage this season that weigh eight pounds each.

DIED, on Monday afternoon, August 2d, 1875, at the residence of her husband near Allen's Landing, Mrs. ---- Pourni, aged about 40 years.

BIRTH. -- A good looking little stopped at the residence of Mr. Joseph Hoffman, nine miles southeast of Perryville on Thursday of last week.

     Baby buggy

NEW RESIDENCE. -- Mr. George L. Fox, residing about three and a half miles northwest of Perryville, raised a residence upon his farm last week. That's right.

A NEW BAND. -- We are to have a new brass band in our county, near Mr. Fred. Hahn's store, to be composed of nine members. Mr. John Wagner is the leader.

THE BODY of a boy was taken out of the Mississippi river at the mouth of the Kaskaskia river last week. -- He was fourteen years old and his parents reside in St. Louis.

PLOWING. -- Several of our agricultural friends have commenced plowing their land, preparatory to sowing it in wheat. The wet weather has delayed them somewhat in preparing their ground.

TOBACCO CULTURE. -- Mr. Ignatius B. Montgomery, residing seven miles west of Perryville, has now in cultivation five thousand plants, and they look well. He expects to set out at least ten thousand plants next year.

WASHED AWAY. -- On Thursday of last week these parts were visited with a heavy rain. Mr. James R. Hagar, residing one and a half mile south of Perryville, had about eight hundred rails washed away during the storm.

RAINY WEATHER. -- Thus far, the present season, we have not been troubled with a drouth [sic], on the contrary, we have had an abundance of rain. The weather clerk has not neglected business. The cry is, we are having too much rain.

BAD LUCK. -- Mr. Clemens Schindler, while on his road from St. Marys to Perryville with his steam engine on Tuesday last, met with bad luck. His engine turned over, and he had to come to town to get a force to raise it to its proper place.

ROUGH ON FENCES. -- A few days since quite a large amount of water fell in the neighborhood of the John Weber tan yard, and a small branch was raised to such a height, as to carry off considerable rail fencing, and done some damage to corn.

HARD TO BEAT. -- The corn this season is growing tall, and we are told that it is "shooting" to[o] much to be beneficial to the crop. A gentleman tells us that he has ears of corn that measure(s) all of twenty-four inches in length on his farm, five miles northwest of Perryville.

STRUCK BY LIGHTNING. -- During a storm a few days since, the barn belonging to Mr. Joab W. Burgee, residing six miles north of Perryville, was struck by lightning, and a post supporting one of the corners of the shed, was torn into fragments, but fortunately no other damage was done.

PRETTY GOOD. -- Mr. Francis M. Moore residing five miles northwest of Perryville, tells us that he planted fifty-eight acres in wheat last fall which has been cut and threshed, and will average twenty-four bushels to the acre. This crop was raised on hill land! Can any of our farmers beat it?

RATTLE SNAKE. -- About four and a half miles east of Perryville, Mr. Jones Adler, while mowing clover upon his farm, killed a rattle snake which had eight rattles, and measured three feet and six inches in length and three inches in diameter, and within it was a large grown rat and another not quite grown.

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

Wheat, per bushel  -  $1 to 1.20
Flour, choice per barrel  -  8.00
Flour, choice per hundred  -  4.00
" XXX per barrel,  -  7.00
" XXX per hundred,  -  8.50
" XX per barrel  -  6.00
" XX per hundred,  -  3.00

A FATAL ACCIDENT. -- Mr. Edward Malen, living with Mr. John Sutterer, in Bois Brule bottom, met with a terrible accident on Monday last. -- Our informant tells us that Malen has ascended a ladder with some shingles when it broke precipitating him to the ground, injuring him so badly that he only survived three hours after the accident occurred.

INDUSTRIAL EXPOSITION. -- We have received the premium list of the Kansas City Industrial Exposition and Agricultural fair, to be held at Kansas City, in this State, commencing on the 13th and closing on the 18th of September. The premiums amount to twenty thousand dollars. It is expected to be largely attended from various portions of the country.

BOUND OVER. -- Charles E. Wise, charged with committing a forgery, had an examination before Esquire J. N. Moore, which was commenced on Saturday morning and closed at noon on Tuesday. The prisoner was required [to] give a five hundred dollars bond, but failing to do this he was committed to jail to wait the action of the grand jury at the October term of the circuit court.

     Ball and chain

REAL ESTATE SALES. -- Some thing near three thousand acres of land was sold at the east door of the court house on last Tuesday afternoon, also some Perryville property. The residence belonging to Dr. M. V. Moore in the suburbs west of Perryville was purchased by Dr. Murphy, the Block property on the hill south of town, is now owned by Mr. Charles A. Weber. Mr. John W. Thomas became the purchaser of the Wm. Drury farm.

A MAN DROWNED. -- On Wednesday morning last, a German citizen, whose name we have failed to learn, residing on the John Smith farm in Bois Brule bottom, two miles below the Chester ferry landing, met with a terrible accident. He, in company with another gentleman and a boy, seated themselves in a wagon, drawn by two mules and two horses, attempted to cross a bayou, and when near the middle of the stream the wagon sank, and the first mentioned gentleman was drowned, also the two horses, the other gentleman and boy and two mules escaped uninjured. His body has not yet been recovered. He leaves a wife and three children.

PERSONAL. -- Miss Clare Block, a niece of Mr. Wm. Furth, is here on a visit.

MR. William Furth left for St. Louis on Wednesday of last week, to purchase goods, returning home last Sunday.

Mr. George W. Gostorf, who spent a couple of weeks with his relatives here, left for St. Louis on Saturday.

Mrs. Dr. Mann, who has been on a visit in Chester, returned home on Saturday, accompanied Mr. Wm. H. Mann, wife and daughter.

Mrs. Constance Gratlau and children who have been here on a visit, left for their home in St. Louis last Sunday.

Mr. William Ponder and Mr. Joseph Untereiner and lady, of Uniontown, arrived in Perryville on Monday and returned home on Tuesday.

A number of persons from various portions of the county were in Perryville on Tuesday last attending the land sales.

The Mississippi River.

During the past few weeks more rain has fallen in the West than was ever known before, and the consequence is much property has been destroyed. Small streams became rivers, and rivers almost oceans. In some sections the country has been completely inundated, and crops, in some instances, have been totally ruined, leaving many persons in a very critical condition, many of them depending upon their crops for support. The Mississippi river is now said to be one foot higher than it was in July, and also higher than it has been since the summer of 1851, and several of the farmers of Perry county have felt the effects of it. -- Mr. George W. Demater, who resides near Landing 76 in this county, informs us that the water is over a considerable quantity of the bottom lands in that section, and that and that he has at least twelve acres of corn under water, and that corn is completely ruined; also Mrs. Theresa Wilkinson has about fifteen acres of corn under water; also twenty-five acres of corn upon the John Burford farm, and below that point a great deal of bottom land is flooded. An immense amount of rail fences have been demolished.

County Court Proceedings.

The county convened on Monday August 2, Judges Abernathy, Conrad and Weinhold being present, C. A. Weber, the county clerk at his post, and Sheriff Guth was on hand.

Petitions were presented and proof of notice made in three new county roads, and the commissioners ordered to run and mark them out.

The proposed charge of Farrar's Landing road by M. H. Milster, was continued until Wednesday for hearing.

The following allowances were made: To Mary Shrum, a blind woman, $8; to Washington Polson, a crippled man, $6; to Robert Martin, a pauper, $8; to Zeno Layton, a blind man, $8; to Wm. Logan for a crippled girl, $16; to James R. Hagar for keeping poor on county farm $50.33; to Mary Dubois for Ann Dubois a pauper $6; to Thos. Layton for medicine to paupers $14.30; to James I. Greenwell, Esq., for three inquests $60.19.

Tuesday, August 3d. -- Petition for the rebuilding of Appleton bridge was presented, and Henry Schaefer was appointed commissioner and the court ordered proceedings to be certified to the county court of Cape Girardeau county for concurrence.

The following allowances were made: To Clemens Schindler for work on road $84.65; to H. Pannel for coffin and funeral expenses of Hiram Ayers $9; to Wm. H. Bennet for records $55; to Thomas G. Chadwick for funeral expenses and Doctor bill paid for R. Wimsatt $20.70; to Wm. Parker a pauper $6; to Wesley Nance for poor child $4; to Dr. C. A Mann for attending to paupers and prisoners $26.15; to O. C. Nabert for spittoons $3.60; to John V. Noell, prosecuting attorney $100; to Mary E. Hagar for Elizabeth saddler, poor and sick $20.

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