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Weekly Perryville Union
Perryville, Missouri, Friday, 08 October 1875
SEVERAL DROPS of rain fell in this neighborhood on Tuesday night.
LOSS. -- Mr. Josiah A. Dean, residing nine miles northwest of Perryville, lost a valuable mare one day last week.
CIRCUIT COURT commences its regular fall session for this county on next Monday, and the docket may be disposed of the first week.
SCHOLARS. -- The Perryville public school opened on last Monday morning with thirty-one scholars in the 1st department, and thirty-five in the 2d department.
WILD GRAPES have been quite plentiful this year, so we have been told, and many of our citizens here abouts have visited the woods on the hunt of them.
DELINQUENT. -- The lands delinquent for taxes for 1874 was sold at the court house door last Monday, that being the time designated by law, and the State took charge of some of the land.
JUSTICE COURT. -- On last Friday the case of Clayton Abernathy vs. Willie Foster, suit for debt, was before Squire Halbrook,and the case being decided against the defendant an appeal was taken to the circuit court.
GOOD. -- Mr. Joseph Besand, residing two and a half miles south of Perryville, had just one-quarter of an acre in sugar corn this year, and from it he received sixty-two gallons or sorghum molasses. Who can beat it?
A SWEET POTATO. -- Mr. Stephen T. Moore, residing nine miles east of Perryville, raised sweet potatoes this season, some of which weighed four pounds and one ounce, and measured thirteen inches in length and thirteen inches around.
PUMPKINS. -- Mr. Mark Horrell residing a short distance from Perryville, raised a pumpkin upon his farm this season that measures four feet nine and a half inches around it one way, and three feet seven and a half inches around it another way.
TRANSFER OF REAL ESTATE for the week ending Wednesday, October 6th, 1875:
Deed from Hilary F. Miles to H. J. Miles for lot No. 12 in Francis Valle survey. Consideration $127.
Henry F. Miles and wife to John J. Layton, deed for 40 acres. Consideration $1,200.
A LEG BROKEN. -- One day last week Mr. Paul Klop, residing some five miles northeast of Perryville, met with quite a sad accident. -- While engaged assisting his son-in-law hauling sugar corn he accidentally got one of his legs caught in one of the wagon wheels, and broke it above the ankle bone. The unfortunate gentleman is quite aged, he being seventy years old.
A COLT SHOW. -- A couple of weeks since a mule colt show took place at the farm of Mr. Frank Rudisaile, about seven miles southeast of Perryville, and Mr. Emanual Roy received the premium for the best mule colt upon the ground. We understand that the show was not very largely attended, but those who were present enjoyed themselves, and everything passed off orderly.
PERSONAL. -- Father Wm. Moore, recently of Cape Girardeau, has returned to Perryville, and will remain among us.
Hon. J. Perry Johnson and Capt. Thos. G. Chadwick, of Chester, were here on Tuesday on legal business.
Rev. T. H. Hagerty of St. Louis, and Rev. G. A. Gale of this county, were in Perryville last Sunday, and the former gentleman held forth at the Methodist Church.
THE ST. LOUIS FAIR. -- The great St. Louis Fair commenced last Monday morning, and it was well attended. On last Sunday Squire Prince F. Halbrook, Pius McCauley, John ...ranville, Severius Manning, Andrew Gorman, Andrew Scherer, Jacob Dewein, Isidore Cissell and lady and Miss Christina Cissell left for that city to see the sights.
On Tuesday, Judge Bennett and A. H. Cashion left for the fair.
A BRIDGE NEEDED. -- We learn that an informal survey has been made of different points to construct a new bridge across Apple Creek. -- It is more than probable that it will be built at Appleton, on our county line. This improvement is very much needed, and the sooner it is made the better it will be for both this and Cape Girardeau county. -- Our county has already manifested a willingness to do her part toward constructing such an improvement, and our sister county of Cape Girardeau will doubtless extend a helping hand.
BIRTHS. -- A little girl stopped at the residence of Mr. Antoine Prost, three and a half miles south of Perryville, on Wednesday of last week.
He has only been a resident of Perryville seven days, and he is stopping at the residence of Judge Robinson, where he will make his home. It was a boy.
A little girl called at the residence of Mr. John Graef, eight miles north west of Perryville on Monday of last week.
A great big boy stopped at the residence of Mr. Stephen Miles, some two miles west of Perryville last Saturday morning.
DIED, on Wednesday, September 29th, 1875, at his residence then miles east of Perryville, Mr. John B. Foster, aged about fifty years.
Died, on Saturday, September 25, 1875, at the residence of Mr. Joshua Hudson, eight miles west of Perryville, Mrs. Elizabeth Irwin, aged eighty-seven years. The deceased was born in Tennessee in 1788, and emigrated to Missouri and settled in Perry county some fifteen years ago. She was a pious lady.
Died at the residence of her father on Apple Creek, in the 20th year of her age, Fannie Bollinger. Gifted, and possessing a most amiable disposition, she was the light of the household and social circle, the joy and pride of her parents. She was entering upon a life of more than ordinary promise, beautified by the humble faith of a follower of our Savior. Weep not for her sad ones, the fair flower has been taken from earth by angel hands to bloom forever in heavenly lands.
Died, on Wednesday, September 29th, 19875, at his home eleven miles south of Perryville, Mr. Henry McLane aged about thirty years.
Died, on Wednesday, September 29th, 1875, at the residence of her parents ten miles south of Perryville the eldest daughter of Ves. Tucker.
Died, on Wednesday, September 29th, 1875, at the home of his parents five miles west of Perryville, a son of Frank Dubois, aged about six months.
Died, on Saturday, October 2d, 1875, at the residence of his uncle in Bois Brule bottom, Peter Winkle, aged 14 years.
Died, on Sunday evening, October 31, 1875, at the residence of his parents near Bailey's Landing, Geo. Pinkerton, aged nine years.
Having made some errors in a death notice last week, we republish it this issue.
Died, on Saturday night, Sept. 25, 1875, at the residence of Mr. Patrick McAtee, ten miles northwest of Perryville,and infant child of Mr. James Hagan.
Cinque Homme Township Items.
EDITOR UNION: During last August it was our lot to traverse the greater part of this township, and we jotted down a few observations for the columns of your valuable paper. Geographically considered, it is not inferior perhaps, to any municipal township in this county. The southwestern portion is watered by the two prongs of Apple Creek, while the northeastern portion is beautifully interspersed with numerous lakelets. The land in this portion is a good, perhaps, as any upland in the county, amply drained by numerous sink-holes; whilst in the southwestern part land is somewhat broken, soil light and with sand rocks cropping out occasionally.
Wheat splendid, but damaged to some extent by the continuous rains. -- We frequently saw men, women and children in the fields, untieing wheat, taking out the sprouted, and then retieing the good, that they might present to the market a salable product. -- A wise idea. As to the extent of damage by rain; the more despondent would say one-third or one half, while the more cheerful gave it as one-fourth or one-fifth, or even less. We found one little German who seemed to be the embodiment of cheerfulness and contentment. Says he, "Wheat, too goot! den de rain comes, sphile him some, and make him shust right" meaning that the wheat crop was still good enough for the thankless recipients of God's bounty.
Corn good where cultivated. Some bottoms lands along Apple Creek failed on account of non-cultivation, consequent upon the wet weather.
The roads of this township are in a strong and substantial condition. The ditch and mount builders have done their work well. We heard one citizen that almost refused to have his buggy assessed, remarking that it was dead property - could not use it, as the roads were all fortified. Wagon makers say that the spring wagon is going into disuse, as they cannot be made light and strong enough to stand the incessant storming of the road fortifications. This is right and will then to break down that aristocratic tendency to spring wagons. Now, these ditches and fortifications are useful to the farmer who has been unable to procure "breaks" to his wagon, for he finds, in descending a slope or hill, that every one of then serves as a "breaker."
These felicitous animals seem to be on the increase, but less spiteful and more lamb-like. Their pacific qualities, however, are easily accounted for when we take into consideration how many dirty-nosed sheep and refractory lambs have succumbed to their effeminate appetites. We noted the number sacrificed upon the canine altar till it became incredulous, and quit. Some cruel farmers grumble at the number of sheep required for the sustenance of dogs. One man told us that his entire flock of 18 sheep was taken in two weeks to pacify his neighbor's dogs. - Well, now, this is as it should be. Its charity. For the greatest number of dogs belong to those who are not able to feed them - not able to raise grain, scarcely able, in some instances, to keep the much coveted tobacco patch in proper rim; and as dogs and tobacco are a necessity, while sheep and grain are only a luxury, no man should grumble at sacrificing the latter, to uphold the former.
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