Rankin Family History Project
Weekly Perryville Union
Perryville, Missouri, Friday, 07 May 1875
BRICK. -- Mr. Henry Holtman has just burned a kiln of brick.
A BALL was given at Mr. John Boland's last Monday night, and it was pretty well attended.
PAINTING. -- The building occupied by the post office, has received a coat of red paint. It stood badly in need of it.
A GAY and festive time was had at the residence of Mr. J. B. Hutson near Silver Lake last Monday night.
RETURNED. -- Mrs. Wm. Furth and family who have been at St. Louis for several months, returned home last Wednesday.
LOSS. -- Mr. Simon Chappuis, residing some ten miles east of Perryville, had the misfortune of losing another mare lately.
CHANGE OF BASE. -- Mr. Michael Fassold left our county on Tuesday of last week for Cape Girardeau county, where he will reside in the future.
WHEAT GRANARY. -- Mr. Edward Palleran, residing ten miles northwest of Perryville, in this county, raised a large granary upon his premises last Monday.
THE WHEAT in our neighboring county across the river (Randolph) is reported to be looking exceedingly well, and nothing preventing, the yield will be large.
THE MISSISSIPPI river is on a high, and reported rising. It is much feared that the bottom lands will be flooded. It is now higher than it has been for a long time.
A GAY TIME was had at the farm of Mr. Lewis Cissell on Wednesday of last week. They had a log rolling there. Considerable work, some play, and lots of fun was had.
NEW SHOP. -- Mr. Fritz Springer, our city painter, has moved into his new shop near his residence east of town, where he will hereafter be found, ready to serve the public.
SPELLING MATCH. -- There will be a spelling match at the public school house in Perryville on Monday night May 10th,and all persons are invited to be present, and take part in the exercises.
IN TOWN. -- Our butcher, Mr. Narcis Petot, has moved to Perryville with his family, and is occupying the building just back of his meat shop. He will now be prepared to serve customers.
RATHER SO. -- We have been having more cold weather. Last Saturday night ice was formed in various parts of our county, which was of no benefit to the growing crops. Old winter hands on well.
MR. S. HENRY SMITH, editor and proprietor of the Ste. Genevieve Fair Play, arrived in Perryville on Friday evening last on business, and paid our sanctum a visit. He left for home on Sunday.
BUILDING. -- Mr. James Barber, residing near the Brazeau Church, in this county, is making preparations to erect a two-story frame dwelling upon his farm. To be twenty-six feet long and sixteen feet wide.
IMPROVEMENT. -- Mr. Lewis Blechle, who recently purchased the farm belonging to Dr. J. C. Staley, contemplates making a good many improvements about the premises. He will soon have his residence fixed up.
NEW CATHOLIC CHURCH. -- Rev. M. Rubi, in a few days, will commence the erection of a Catholic Church at Claryville, in this county. We understand that it is to be a frame edifice, and when completed will be a neat building.
WOOL. -- Mr. Adolph Pecaut, residing two and a half miles southwest of Perryville, presented us with a few fleeces of wool last Saturday, recently sheared from some sheep, which measured about nine inches in length. This is not bad Can any of our farmers beat it?
BIRTHS. -- A good looking little boy stopped at the home of Mr. Joseph Shelby's seven miles southeast of Perryville on Wednesday of last week.
A fine little girl called at the residence of Mr. Isidore Moore, three and a half miles northwest of Perryville last Friday night.
MORE DISCOVERIES. -- Mr. Joshua Hudson, residing eight miles northwest of Perryville, while engaged plowing upon his farm one day last week, unearthed, what he supposed to be an Indian graveyard. An Indian skull, several teeth and some bones, and a lot of crockery were found.
STOCK DYING. -- We are told that Mr. Felix H. Layton, residing on Saline creek in this county, has had the misfortune lately of losing several head of cattle. It appears that they are pretty freely of buds of buckeye trees, which are recognized to be poison, from the effects of which they were compelled to give up the ghost.
MARRIED, at the residence of the bride-groom's parents in Bois Brule bottom, on Thursday, April 29th, 1875, Mr. John Abernathy to Miss ---- Hope.
Married, on Sunday evening May 2d, 1875, at St. Mary's Seminary, by Rev. James Mora, Mr. Joseph A. Elder to Miss Caroline Bollinger.
EUREKA TREE AND GRUB PULLER -- Mr. Crosby, one of the inventors of this machine, operated it near Perryville last Saturday, and proved it a success. This machine can be made to pull up large trees in a few minutes. It is a valuable machine, and Mr. Lunsford Ellis is the agent here for the sale of it.
HIGH WATERS. -- We were favored with a heavy rain storm on Friday night last, which swelled many of the small streams in these parts to such an extent, that persons were unable to cross them. We received no mail by way of Fredericktown last Saturday on account if it. We also learn that several fences were washed away.
LYNCH LAW. -- We are sorry to say that a case of lynch law actually occurred in our county one night last week. We had thought all along that Perry county would be spared such a disgraceful scene, but it was not, and the boast of our citizens that this was the most peaceable and law-abiding part of the State has come to naught!
DOGS ABOUT. -- The canine tribe are still on the war path, and are engaged in taking the lives of our farmers sheep. Mr. Louis Besand residing some four miles south of Perryville, had several nice sheep killed one day last week. It has been hinted that a less number of dogs will soon dwell in that section if a little cold lead will have any effect.
THE BODY of a well-dressed man was taken out of the Mississippi river near Claryville in this county, on the 25h of April last. An inquest was held over the corpse, and from a careful examination, the jury arrived at the conclusion that the deceased had been murdered for his money and his body thrown into the river. Papers were found upon his person, from which it was ascertained that his name was Huber, and a native of Germany. The body was decently interred.
DIED, at the residence of its parents, ten miles east of Perryville, on Friday, April 30th, 1875, the infant child of Mr. William H. and Mrs. Julia Clifton.
DIED, at 12 o'clock on Monday night, May 3d, 1875, at the residence of his parents, four miles north east of Perryville, Mr. Clement Brown, aged thirty-five years. The deceased was a member of the Catholic Church, and his last remains were buried at the St. Mary's Seminary graveyard on Wednesday. -- He leaves a wife and child, and other relatives and friends to mourn his demise.
THE LITERARY. -- EDITOR UNION: The threatening aspect of the weather on last Friday night kept a number of Platonians at home, consequently there was no regular meeting held. The opinion that the society should, at an early day, take a vacation to last through the season of hot weather and short nights, is becoming prevalent, and the next meeting will be, in all probability, the last one of this season. A short rest after the arduous toil of the last eight months will be refreshing. -- As the boatman who successfully stems wind and tide, until he reaches calm and quiet waters, can then afford to rest on his oars, so also, may the gallant crew of any craft, after an eventful and successful voyage, well afford to furl their sails, while their vessel safely rides at anchor.
COUNTY COURT PROCEEDINGS. -- Monday, May 3d. -- The court met pursuant to adjournment, and all the Judges were present. The following allowances were made: To Mary Shrum, a blind woman, $8; to John V. Noell, prosecuting attorney $100; to John Essary for Zeno Layton, $8; to Henry Smith for Julia Robinson, a poor child, $15; to Geo. M. Shaner, for poor infant, $8; to Wm. Parker, poor cripple, $6; to Francis Hagan for keeping infant $10; to Wm. D. Counts for judges and clerks of election, $13.50; to Washington Polson, a poor person, $8; to Joseph Taylor for V. Parres and family, $9; to John Kiefner, furniture and repairs, $20.65; to James R. Hagar, keeping paupers and cutting cord wood, $59.28; to Wm Hagar for keeping Fink $10; to Charles L. Tucker for inquest $19.50; to Mrs. S. Edwards for Mrs. Co, $16; to John Grabe for cleaning court house, $20.
The court granted ferry license to C. C. Williams for twelve months, to run the Chester ferry.
A private road of George Hoehn through the fields of F. Bondendistel was established, petitioner paying all damages and costs.
Charles L. Tucker was appointed constable of Bois Brule township, to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of Geo. Nations.
Wm. D. Counts was appointed road overseer of district 7 township 34 range 8 east, and gave bond and it was approved.
Tuesday, May 4th. -- The following allowances were made: To Dr. H. C. Murphy, for stationary [sic], $6.55; to Mary C. Hagar for Mrs. Sadler $25; to Wm. Stuart for support of Vaughn family $10; to Mary Dubois for A. Dubois, a pauper, $6; to James Burgee, clerk costs in case of Wm. Fallon $67.96; to same his own fee bill $20.50.
A petition for a bridge over Rocky branch on the Perryville and Rozier Landing road near the residence of James Roark, was read and filed, and Edward Moore appointed commissioner.
Mr. H. Markinson, the Commissioner of Pensions, was sworn in on Saturday, and took charge of the Pension Bureau.
Lieutenant Colonel A. J. Dodge has been appointed to the command to escort Mr. Janney into the Black Hills, which leaves Fort Laramie on the 15th inst.
The First Congregational Church of Janesville, Wis., the finest in the city, was burned last Saturday. Loss about $60,000.
J. J. Pryor, plying with the Lotta troupe, fell dead of heart disease in his dressing room at the opera house at Toledo, during the performance of Little Nell.
The Assistant Postmaster at Vicksburg, under the late Peter Casey, resigned. Cause -- discharge of old white clerks, among them young Peter Casey, whose places are being filled with negroes, by Postmaster Pease.
The select committee of the United States Senate appointed to investigate and report with a view to reform several bureaus of the Executive Department continued their labor last Saturday in the Treasury, inspecting the Bureau of Engraving and Printing.
A fishing boat containing three men, capsized in Lake Michigan on Saturday afternoon, a short distance from shore, whole trying to get to port at the extreme southern part of Chicago. The whole crew was drowned.
A small party of Indians stole stock on the Big Papoagie, Wyoming, and were followed by citizens and a fight ensued. Two men were wounded and three Indans killed. No stock recaptured. Operator at Julesburg, Colorado reports that seventy-five Indians crossed the South Platte last Saturday morning twenty-five miles west of Julesburg, going south. -- St. Louis Democrat.
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