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Weekly Perryville Union
Perryville, Missouri, Friday, 09 November 1877
A MAN fell from a building in the city of Chester recently and was badly injured.
PORK, so we understand, is selling at five and six cents per pound in this market.
THE DEER will now be in danger for forfeiting their lives for the good of the public.
WINTERISH. -- A few flakes of snow fell here last Monday, and ice has made its appearance.
DR. MANN has had his residence nicely weatherboarded, and made other improvements about his premises.
A PORTION of the mansion of Mrs. McKinny near the German Catholic church is now occupied by Frank Ellison.
MARRIED, at St. Mary's Seminary on Tuesday, November 6th, 1877, Mr. Urban Callier to Miss Mary Gagnepain.
LAST FRIDAY was quite a windy period, though nobody was "lifted out of their boots or shoes," nor any mischief done.
THE SINGING School of Perryville has been duly organized, and is in full operation, Friday nights being the time of meeting.
A NICE PICKET fence now encloses the place where the last remains of William Litsch reposes [sic] in the German Catholic cemetery.
SHEEP KILLED. -- On Sunday last a dog got among Leo Moore's sheep two miles south of Longtown, killing one and crippling another.
BIRTH. -- A little boy stopped at the residence of Vincent Seemes, one and a half mile west of Perryville, Saturday morning last.
THE RECEIPTS of the last Chester fair were $223.70 greater than last year. A very respectable increase, and be may larger in the coming future.
THE FALL TERM of the probate court of Perry county commences next Monday morning, and considerable amount of business will be transacted.
ANOTHER ENTERTAINMENT. -- We understand that the Minstrel Troupe of Perryville are making preparations to give another entertainment in Perryville.
BLANK PROMISSORY NOTES, on excellent white paper, for sale at this office at 40 cents per hundred.
HEAVY. -- Josiah A. Dean, residing nine miles northwest of Perryville raised huge heads of cabbage this year, many of which weighed seventeen pounds each.
WAS KILLED. -- From the Chester papers we learn that Neil Block, not many years ago a citizen of Chester, was thrown from a wagon at Austin, Miss., recently, and was killed.
TRANSFER. -- Dr. James R. McCormick purchased of Aaron H. Garner a tract of land containing 85 acres, situated about eight miles northeast of Perryville, the price paid being $18,000.
COL. BREWER and two hundred and forty bushels of green apples in and around Perryville during the past few weeks. We are told that he has a splendid orchard, of the best varieties of fruit.
A CRIPPLE. -- We are told that a man possessing neither feet or hands, (he having lost them by freezing) was in Perryville last week on a begging expedition. This is a misfortune to him, and deserving of assistance.
QUITE A LOT. -- Henry Dunker, residing about one quarter of a mile north Highland, is very probably the champion fruit drier in Perry county. He dried and shipped to market sixty-five bushels of dried peaches this fall.
IT IS FORBIDDEN. -- Some unknown person is in the habit of letting down the fence as Mr. John B. Hoffman's farm in Bois Brule bottom, causing a loss to him. He forbids this and if not stopped he will to try what virtue there is in law.
THE FIRST NINE of Central B. B. C. played the picked Nines of Perryville, consisting of the best nine players in the Second Nine, and outsiders. -- The game was very well played by some and a few playing badly. The score in nine innings was 31 to 26 in favor of the First Nine.
PERSONAL. -- John M. Wilkins who has been in our county on a business visit; left for his home at Owensville Indiana a few days ago.
William Holtman left for the city of St. Louis last Monday.
Joseph F. Huber left for St. Louis last Sunday on business.
IRISH POTATOES, weighing one pound each, were raised upon the farm of Leo Moore, two miles south of Longtown this season. He presented us with six potatoes Tuesday last that weighed four and a quarter pounds. They were of the peach blow variety, and very nice. Who can beat it?
LAND SALES. -- On Tuesday afternoon last, a tract of land belonging to Charles K. Hayden et al, containing 196 acres, was sold to George A. Hayden for $550.
The land belonging to the Moreys in Bois Brule bottom, containing 137 acres, was purchased by Theo. Harrison and Wm. C. Harrison, of Belleville, Ills., for $800.
NEARLY A FIRE. -- On Sunday afternoon last smoke was discovered issuing from the roof of an old building in the rear of Gabriel Ends' brick, and but for the promptness of a few of our citizens who got on the roof, and tearing off some of the shingles, succeeded in putting out the fire, we should, perhaps, have had quite a conflagration.
CATHOLIC FESTIVALS. -- Thursday of last week is recognized as all saints day by the Catholic church, which day has been observed as a festival for more than eighteen hundred years. Friday, the day after, is celebrated as the feast of all souls. The Catholic church considers All Saints Day as a day of obligation, as much so as Sunday.
AN ACCIDENT. -- While George W. McNew was painting Dickinson & Moore's store building at Silver Lake last Monday, the ladder on which he was standing slipped and fell down, throwing him to the ground a distance of twenty feet. -- Mr. McNew, although considerably bruised, escaped without any serious injuries.
DIED, on Friday, November 2d, 1877, at her residence six miles north west of Perryville, Mrs. C. Hutchins, aged about 40 years.
Died, on Friday, Oct. 12th, 1877, at her residence in Bois Brule bottom, Mrs. Julia Ann Tucker, consort of Mr. Lewis J. Tucker, aged about 49 years. The deceased leaves a husband, several children, and other relatives and friends to mourn her death.
LIVE LOCAL NEWSPAPER. -- If you want a live, local, home newspaper, subscribe for the Perryville Union. Only $1.50 a year.
LAST MONDAY morning a school was opened in district 2 township 5, at what is known as the Cashion school house, and Jesse Crow teaches a four months session. C. Bowman opened a four months school in the same district on the same day in the Guyott school building. T. G. Conrad commenced a four months term at that period at the Cissell school house in the same district. -- Jacob Conrad also began a term of four months school, ten miles southwest of Perryville.
THE CHAMPION. -- On Wednesday of last week a shooting match took place at Henry Boxdorfer's four miles northeast of Perryville, and John Endres, Joseph Miles and Fred. Dippold entered the field for the championship. Several shots were fired, and John Endres was made several dollars wealthier by participating in the shooting, and also secured some nice beef. John beat what is known as the "Big Gun," and is now the champion, he is satisfied with the result.
DEPARTED THIS LIFE. -- Rev. Thos. Burke of St. Louis, who has been afflicted for sometime with the dropsy, expired in the above city Wednesday night of last week. Many of our readers were acquainted with Father Burke, as he was ordained a Catholic priest at St. Mary's Seminary near Perryville in the year 1837, and remained here until June, 1841, when he was sent to some other place, but was, in 1847, again returned to Perryville, where he tarried until some time in 1855, when he was called to the city where he just died. -- The deceased was born in Tipperary, Ireland, on the 21st of December, 1808, and came to the United States in 1836. He was a good man, and much respected.
THE PLATONIAN DEBATING Society met at the public school building Tuesday evening, November 6th. -- For rejecting, adopted, or making a new dog law was debated. There were more present this meeting than any previous night. The weather being cold, but it is about time king winter was reigning. There were four amendments offered, and three accepted, Mr. Seibel representing the law, while those offering amendments spoke for them. It was thoroughly argued by all, especially Mr. Seibel, who help make the law there fore, was doubly bound to defend it. The question for next Tuesday evening is a very old one, and no doubt every member in the society has spoken several times on the subject. It is this: "Resolved that capital punishment should be abolished." We expect some of the members will hunt up some of their speeches made fifteen or twenty years ago; but this should ot be allowed, as everything should be new.
PROCEEDINGS OF THE APPLE CREEK TEACHERS ASSOCIATION, Oct. 27th, 1877. It convened according to announcement with D. W. Crow in the chair. After roll the minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. An appropriate piece of music was nicely sung by Misses S. E. and E. C. Bowman, asssisted by C. B. Bowman. The subject of English grammar was presented by David W. Crow, who confined his remarks to the most practical methods of teaching beginners. The subject was handled thoroughly, and as Mr. Crow is a teacher of large experience, his remarks will be of great value to the young teachers present. The question, resolved that the present system of public schools in America afford the best facilities for acquiring an education, waS discussed by G. W. Crow in the affirmative, L. G. Leonard in the negative. The system was thoroughly investigated and well argued by both sides. David W. Crow was called in defense of the question, and his remarks were interesting. He received the system in a very impartial manner, pointing out its defects, and complimented those who have contributed to make the system what it is. He expressed great confidence in American institutions, and of the ability of our educators to make the system a model for other countries. A. T. Crow replied in a few appropriate remarks. The question was decided in favor of the affirmative. The committee on programme reported an interesting one for the November 24th.
County Court Proceedings.
Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 5th and 6th, 1877. Present all the members of the court. The following allowances were made:
Dr. Shelby for keeping cripple $10.00; L. Dickson, surveying Star Landing road $11; Eliza Maddock, a poor person, $10; John V. Noell, county attorney, quarterly salary, $125; Peter J. Tucker burial of Cecelia Hutchins $5; Robert F. Gatewood, bridge commissioner, for balance on masonry $514.49; and to Baltimore bridge company on account $500; Dr. F. Feltz & Co. stationary $6.65; Wm. H. Bennett, stationary for probate court $29.90; V. Parres a poor person $10; S. A. Edwards for Mrs. Cox insane $11.25; Kiefner coffin and pillow $5.75;.
A petition for a new county road from the Farmington road near Thos. E. Riney's in a northwestern direction to intersect the St. Genevieve road near Josiah Dean's, was presented and commissioner ordered to view and mark out. Also a petition for a new road from the terminus of the Brazaeu bottom road on R. M. Young's land, thence through the hills in a northwesterly direction to intersect the Farrar Landing road. Commissioner ordered to view and report. Also a petition for a private road for T. Thurm and John T. Shurpert in Brazeau, was read and commissioner appointed.
Commissioner filed his report in the matter of the Star Landing road, which is laid over until next term for final action.
Dramshop petitions of David Rall, George Newbeck and Gabriel Lottes of Altenburg, were examined approved and filed.
Dramshop licenses were granted to Reubin Callier, Pius McCauley, Wm. Holtman, Wm. Blechle and L. J. Hutcheson of Perryville, to F. Arensburg and F. Nennert of Wittenberg, and to G. Lottes, Geo. Newbeck and David Rall of Altenburg. Henry Mehrer and Jos. Biegler of Claryville, Fred. Hoehn of Central township, Bernard Huber, James M. Hudson, Joseph E. Untereiner, Wm. D. Hart, Samuel J. Favell. Wine and beer house license granted to F. Strobel & Co. Skiff ferry license granted to John Hall of Wittenberg.
James B. Young, road overseer of district 13, made report, balance in his hands due district $132.90.
The Undersigned hereby gives notice that those who are indebted to him for threshing, must come forward and settle, as money he must have.
JAS C. MATTINGLY
BLANK GENERAL WARRANTY DEEDS, with acknowledgment for married or unmarried persons, printed and for sale ta [sic] this office at the very lowest St. Louis figures. Give us a call.
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