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Weekly Perryville Union
Perryville, Missouri, Friday, 08 January 1875
ICE. -- The Mississippi river is full of ice, and it may probably be closed now.
GAME. -- Quite a number of wild turkey have been killed in Bois Brule bottom during the past few weeks.
THE BRIDGE across Apple Creek is progressing finely. Messrs. Ivers and Buchanan are superintending the work.
THIEVES are about, and our good citizens should not fail to bolt or lock their doors, if they desire to keep out intruders.
PROBATE COURT will convene on Monday morning next. Parties having business to transact at this session should be on hand.
SHEEP KILLED -- Mr. Joseph Elder, residing seven miles southeast of Perryville, had several sheep killed by dogs one day last week.
MR. PATRICK MONAGHAN is teaching a four months school near Highland in this county, and has a daily attendance of forty scholars.
CORRECTION. -- In our last issue in publishing the notice of the death of Mr. McAtee, we had it George when it should have been Felix.
CUT. -- Charley Litsch, son of Mr. William Litsch, had the misfortune of cutting one of his hands pretty badly with a knife a few days ago.
FIXED UP. -- The French's school house near Silver Lake, in this county, has just been overhauled and repaired, and placed in a comfortable condition.
A NEW BARN. -- Mr. Joseph Lukefahr, Jr., residing some five and a half miles south of Perryville, has just erected a large and commodious barn upon his farm.
DIED, on Tuesday morning, January 5th, 1875, at her residence nine miles southeast of Perryville, Mrs. Mary Moore, wife of Thomas R. Moore, aged about 25 years.
RABBITS. -- These little animals appear to be pretty plentiful in our county, at least we judge so, for one of our farmers brought eighteen of them into our market one day last week.
ICE. -- Some of our citizens are now busy hauling ice to their ice houses in town, for next summer's consumption. From all appearances there will be more of this cold article than is needed.
MR. HENRY HUBER, residing one and a half mile northeast of Perryville, has completed a good and substantial barn upon his farm. It is sixty-five feet long, forty feet wide, and about thirty-five feet in height.
ON THE HUNT. -- Mr. G. T. Elder, one of our citizens, visited the country one day last week, and in the short space of six hours, slayed just eighteen squirrels, and he says it was not much of a day for squirrel hunting either.
BUILDING. -- Mr. Christian Kiefer, residing five miles south of Perryville, is building a neat addition to his dwelling house, and making some other valuable improvements about his premises. He is recognized as a model farmer.
THE ST. LOUIS DAILY TIMES has been changed in form. It is now a folio instead of a quarto sheet containing eight columns to the page. It has been somewhat reduced both in size and price. The Times is a good, sound Democratic organ, and deserves success.
A RUNAWAY. -- On last Saturday, while Mr. Charles Cagle was driving along near the Chester road in his sleigh, his team became unruly and ran away, breaking the sleigh all to pieces, and damaged the gearing badly. Fortunately Mr. Cagle escaped uninjured.
WM. E. DEAN'S SCHOOL. -- Two premiums were awarded to two scholars of the above school, on the 24th ult. In the first class for spelling correctly, Louis Thorp received the first premium, while in the second class Louisa Feltz received a like premium for good spelling.
EARLY CORN. -- Mr. Joseph Deger, who resides near Perryville, has got a "patch" of green corn growing on his premises at this date, and though it is not yet in tassel, if nothing prevents it, he will soon have a "mess" of roasting ears. It is rather a strange thing to see corn growing at this season.
HOG CHOLERA. -- Our friend J. N. Moore, Esq., residing a short distance west of Perryville, has had the misfortune of losing several valuable hogs by what is known as the hog cholera. We understand that some others of our citizens have lost quite a number of swine by the same disease.
SCHOOL BOOKS. -- On last Tuesday afternoon a meeting was held at the court house, for the purpose of adopting a certain series of school books for the county. The presidents of nearly all the school boards were on hand. Nothing was done the meeting adjourning soon after it met without doing any thing.
PANTALOONS. -- A woman, accompanied by a young man, both strangers, were in Perryville on Thursday of last week, and the woman was clothed in man's apparel, but they were permitted to go on their way rejoicing. It was not long since that a young gentleman in these parts, attired himself in woman's garb.
THE BALL ON NEW YEAR'S eve was one of the grandest affairs of the season. Burgee's large hall being filled with the wit and beauty of Perryville. The music was furnished by the Perryville Cornet Band for the round dances, and Prof. James' string band for the quadrilles. The supper was furnished by Mrs. Barbara Hooss and was tiptop.
BURNED. -- A little son of Mr. William Brewer, residing about four and a half miles west of Perryville, a few days ago concluded to have a little Christmas, and accordingly got some powder to commence with. While handling it rather carelessly, it exploded, burning his face quite badly, but not dangerously. Powder is not a good thing for children to play with.
MARRIED, on Sunday afternoon, at St. Marys Seminary, by Father Rubi, Mr. C. F. Miget, to Miss Mary J. Hagar, all of this county. We wish the newly married couple all the joys and happiness this world can afford.
Married, on Sunday, January 3d, 1875, at St. Marys Seminary, by Rev. M. Rubi, Mr. Felix Duvall to Miss Mary A. Shaw.
BIRTHS. -- A little stranger stopped at the residence of Mr. Louis Guyot, two miles south of Perryville, on Sunday morning last. It was a big boy.
A little girl called at the home of Mr. Fred. Chappuis near town on New Year's day.
A little boy put in his appearance at the residence of Mr. John Henkle, eight miles south of Perryville, one day last week.
THE YEAR 1875. -- We might write a lengthy article on the incidents that have transpired during the past twelve months, but for the lack of space we desist. The new year has entered upon its career, and we trust it may have many joys and, such happiness in store for mankind, and that sorry and misfortunes will not cross their pathway. To our friends as well as our enemies, we wish a pleasant new year.
REAL ESTATE AGENCY. -- In another of to-day's paper will be found an advertisement from James Burgee, our new Circuit Clerk. It will be seen that he has established a General Conveyance and Real Estate Agency here. He will attend to buying and selling real estate, leasing, renting, and paying taxes for non-residents. He will also furnish abstracts of title when desired. -- Read his advertisement.
THE TIN BAND BRIGADE, under the leadership of Master George Guth, were out in full force on New Year's Eve, and made all sorts and styles of "music." They serenaded a good many of our citizens upon the occasion, and in their rounds, did not neglect the Union office. We cannot say that we admired their style of music, but they nevertheless appeared to enjoy it hugely, and kept thumping away on their tinware and other things.
WM. FALLON. -- Judge Robinson, on Monday last, discharged William Fallon from jail on petition, verified by affidavit as provided in the act for the relief of insolent persons. It will be remembered that Mr. Fallon was convicted at the late special term of the circuit court, and fined one hundred dollars for assault with intent to kill, which punishment was commuted to twenty days imprisonment in the county jail. This term had expired, and the prisoner was detained for costs.
CIRCUIT CLERK. -- Mr. James Burgee is now the Circuit Clerk of Perry county. John J. Seibel, Esq., who has held this position during the past four years, turned over the keys, books and papers to Mr. Burgee (his successor) last Monday morning, according to law. We are entirely satisfied that Mr. Burgee will prove a good and efficient clerk. -- He filled this office once before, and done so with credit, and he will be certain to do so again. He will be found in his office at all times during business hours.
BADLY HURT. On last Saturday while Mr. William Duvall and Perry Basinger, son of William Basinger, were out hunting coons, fell a large tree, and after the tree fell to the ground, young Basinger ran to the top of the tree, when a large branch of a neighboring tree fell, striking him on the left side of the head, passing down his left shoulder and side. The limb was thirty feet in length and ten inches thick. The young man was quite badly injured, though it is to be hoped it will not prove serious. This accident took place ten miles west Perryville.
THE DEMOCRATIC DISTRICT CONVENTION assembled at Jackson, in Cape Girardeau county, on Wednesday of the present week, for the purpose of nominating two candidates for delegates to the State Constitutional convention, which convenes at the capital of the State some time in May next. Lowndes H. Davis and Major J. B. Dennis, of Cape Girardeau county, and Dr. Rider, of Bollinger county, were candidates before the convention, but as to who have proved the successful gentlemen, we have not yet been able to learn, but we shall be able to tell our readers all about it in our next issue.
PERSONAL. -- Messrs. William Beyer & Co., of St. Louis, repairers and tuners of pianos, organs and melodeons, left for home on Thursday of last week, and will visit Perryville hereafter every spring and fall for the purpose of doing work in their line of business.
Dr. Taugue, who has been residing near what is known as the Brazeau church in this county, has bid us a last farewell, and departed for parts unknown.
The delegates to the Democratic District Convention, left for Jackson last Tuesday.
Rev. A. R. Height left our county last Tuesday morning for DeSoto, Jackson county, Ills., he having accepted a call to preach to the Lutheran congregations in that section.
REAL ESTATE AGENT,
Will attend to buying and selling Real Estate, Leasing, Renting, Paying Taxes for non-residents, &c., and will furnish abstracts of title when desired. All business entrusted to my care will receive prompt attention.
I refer, by permission, to Hon. John b. Robinson, Judge of the 20th Judicial Circuit, Hon. Reuben Shelby, Senator of the 20th senatorial District; Hon. Wm. N. Nalle, attorney at law, Fredericktown, Mo.; Hon Jas. C. Noell, attorney at law, Marble Hill, Mo.; Mr. L H. Davis, attorney at law, Jackson, Mo.
Guardian and Curator's Settlement
Notice is hereby given that the undersigned guardian and curator of Wm. McCauley has made a just and true exhibit of his account between himself and his ward and filed the same with the Judge of the probate court of Perry county, Missouri, for final settlement of his guardian and curatorship, and that he will apply for his discharge as such guardian and curator at the next term of the probate court to be held at the court house in town of Perryville on the first Monday in March next, 1875.
Guardian and Curator
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