Rankin Family History Project
Weekly Perryville Union
Perryville, Missouri, Friday, 09 October 1874
MR. WM. HAGAR sent us a few very nice, delicious peaches last Saturday, but please send a "heap" the next time.
THE PUBLIC SCHOOL. -- The Perryville public school opened on Monday morning with fifty-two scholars in attendance.
FINISHED. -- The Methodist Church in Perryville has been finished, and it is a neat little edifice and an ornament to our town.
CATTLE. -- A small drove of cattle were brought to Perryville on Tuesday, and on Wednesday morning a drove passed through town.
SHORTER TIME. -- The Perryville Mills has been running day and night except Sunday, for the past twelve weeks, but hereafter will run only eighteen hours.
AN ACCIDENT. -- Mr. John C. McBride had the misfortune to run an old rusty nail in his foot one day last week, which will cripple him for some time.
CANNED FRUIT. -- There has been more fruit canned in this section this season than was ever put up during any one season before. Are nice things to have.
SALE OF LOTS. -- St. Marys Seminary this week conveyed some real estate in St. Mary’s to Mr. Rozier. We understand that Mr. Rozier is going to build on said lots.
REMOVAL. -- Our old friend Mr. Frederick Klein, on last Wednesday moved his saddle shop into the room adjoining Doerr & Bro.’s store, formerly occupied by Mr. Entler.
SWEET POTATO. -- Mr. Alex. Courtois, residing tow miles south west of Perryville, showed us a sweep potato on Tuesday that weighed just 7 1/4 pounds. Who can beat it?
THE WHEAT. -- A good deal of wheat that was recently planted, is beginning to show itself above ground, and looks well. It is to be hoped that the army worms will not molest it.
DON’T LIKE FRUIT TREES. -- One of our farmers in Bois Brule Bottom recently became tired of seeing fruit trees growing on his farm, and of course went straightway and cut them down.
PROBATE COURT. -- Judge Wm. H. Bennett has called a special term of the Probate and Common Pleas court, to convene on the 16th inst., to consider some special business, now pending in said court.
CAME TO TIME. -- George Spray who cut Mr. Merigaus at Claryville a couple of weeks since and crossed the river at Chester, came to Perryville last Monday, acknowledged his guilt and paid a fine and cost.
THE SEASON OPENED. -- The sorghum molasses season has commenced, and some of our farmers are already making their molasses, and we understand that a good deal of sugar corn is raised in this county.
PUBLIC SPEAKING. -- The candidates for Representative and some other county officers, intend to address the people at different places in our county between the 13th and 19th of the present month. Times are getting lively.
THAT BALL. -- The young people are going to have a ball at Burgee’s Hall on Friday night the 16th of the present month, and everybody and his wife and kinfolks are cordially invited to be present, for a fine time is anticipated.
THE CONVENTION. -- Hon. Thomas Essex, of Iron county, has been appointed as a delegate from the fourth congressional district by Gov. Woodson, to attend the Capital movement convention, to assemble in Louisville, Ky., on the 22d of the present month.
DR. J. C. STALEY. -- By handbills posted up around town, it will be seen that Dr. Staley will offer for sale on the 17th of the present month all his household and kitchen furniture. here is a good opportunity to get things cheap, so be certain to attend the sale.
THE CIRCUIT COURT of Perry county will not be held at the regular term in this month, but will be adjourned till some time in November or December next. We have not yet learned the time to which it will be adjourned but will advise our readers in due time.
REGISTER. -- Remember that next Saturday and Saturday week are the last days that you will have an opportunity to register, in order that you may cast a vote. if you do not register then, you will be debarred of the privilege of voting for the next two years, so don’t fail to register.
MARRIED, on the 4th of October, 1874, by Rev. Wm. L. Lee, Mr. Joseph Drake to Miss Mary L. Cox, all of Bois Brule, in this county.
MARRIED, on Monday, October 6th 1874, by Judge Abernathy, Mr. Rufus Abernathy to Mrs. Belvenia Nash, all of this county.
GOOD WORK. -- Mr. Florence Feltz one of city coopers, informs us that he made two hundred flour barrels, using shaved hoops, last week, he working between ten and eleven hours per day. This is claimed to be fast work, and Mr. Feltz wants to know if there is anybody in these parts that can beat it? Don’t all speak at once.
A FLOATER. -- On last Tuesday, a floater was picked up in the Mississippi river, just a short distance below Bailey’s Landing in this county. It was the dead body of a man and from the appearance of the body it is supposed that there has been foul play. We have not yet learned the name of the man, or the verdict of the coroner’s jury which held the inquest.
IMPROVEMENTS. -- Messrs. Lhot & Bro. are having a new race dug for their mill, about four miles from town. The new mill race will be over five hundred yards long and the cut is over thirteen feet in some places. Mr. John L. Lhot is also putting up, near the mill, a large stone dwelling house, under which he has built one of the finest arched cellars in this part of the State.
A LARGE FLOCK. -- We are most creditably informed that a flock of hawks, numbering fully one thousand, passed over the southwest portion of our county a few days since, and took lodging for the night near Mr. Michael Maddock’s. This gentleman visited their roosting place and killed and wounded several of them. Such a large flock of hawks was never seen in that section before.
DEBATING SOCIETY. -- A debating society was organized at what is called the Hagar meeting house in Salem township, on Saturday night last, and it was pretty well attended. The question that was discussed at that time, and to be again debated next Saturday, is, Resolved, that intoxicating liquors are more injurous [sic] to the people than pride. These societies are good things, and an effort shoudl be made to keep them up.
DIED, on Saturday morning, Oct. 3d, 1874, at the residence of his parents three miles north of Perryville, Pius, son of Mr. Hilary and Mrs. Mary B. Moore, age six years seven months and two days.
Died, on Saturday, Oct. 3d, 1874, three miles south of Silver Lake in this county, Julian, son of Mr. F. and Mrs. M. Cretan, about two years old.
THEM OYSTERS. -- We understand that an old citizen by the name of Samuel Rogers, living on the western border of our county, who is now about ninety years of age, had never seen an oyster in his life until a few days ago, when Mr. James F. Tucker, one of our candidates for Sheriff, presented the old veteran with a mess. The old gentleman said they were real nice and palatable, and dined on them with good relish.
BIRTHS. -- Mr. Evaristus Neitcher, residing about four miles north of Perryville, is a very happy man. -- A nice little boy called at his home on Wednesday of last week. It is the first.
On Thursday of last week the residence of Mr. David W. Crow, six miles south of Perryville, was blessed with a fair little female.
Mr. George Taylor, residing some five miles northwest of Perryville, had a little stranger to put in its appearance at his house on Thursday the 1st inst.
LEAD DISCOVERED. -- It is believed that minerals underlie a great part of our county, for every now and then we hear of persons, in excavating the earth, coming upon some sort of mineral ore. One day last week while Mr. Berry Covington was plowing up some ground belonging to Dr. Shelby, he turned over some fifty pounds of almost pure lead-ore. He did not remain to see whether there was a large deposit of that mineral there or not, but exhibited some that he had unearthed. Who knows but that Perry county may yet have her furnaces.
UNION LITERARY SOCIETY. -- This society met at Dempster’s school house, in Brazeau township in this county, last week, and after organizing, &c., proceeded to the discussion of the following question: Resolved, that there is more pleasure in pursuit than possession, which was decided in the negative. The question to be debated at the next meeting is: Resolved, that the Southern States had a greater right to rebel against the United States, than the American colonies had against Great Britain. Some other business was transacted when the society adjourned until the next meeting.
SCHOOL MEETING. -- A special meeting was held by the qualified voters of school district No. 2, at Cashion’s school house, September 26th, 1874. The house was called to order and proceeded to business by appointing Mr. Mark Horrell chairman and Mr. F. S. Cashion secretary, whereupon transacted the following business: Letting out to the lowest bidder the contract to deliver eight cords of wood in two feet length; also repairing and cleaning out the cistern. Nicholas Stark was the lowest bidder. There being no other business the meeting adjourned sine die.
The school board of this district have employed Mr. Ezekiel J. Halbrooks, of this county, for their teacher, to commence on the 19th of this month.
PERSONAL. -- Mr. J. A. Eddlemon, of Barton county, in this State, has arrived in our county on a visit to his relatives, and may stop some months with us.
Joseph G. Weinhold, Esq., of Wittenberg, was in town on Saturday.
Dr. S. T. Hall left for his home in Fredericktown on Friday morning last, but will visit our town again on the 15h of December next.
Mr. Robert F. Gatewood, of Bailey’s Landing, in this county, was in Perryville on Tuesday and paid us a visit.
Mr. Leonard Fath and lady, accompanied by their daughter and children, left for their home in Illinois last Thursday morning.
Messrs. Otto C. Nabert and Jesse F. Merritt left for St. Louis on Saturday last on business and to attend the fair, which opened in that city last Monday.
The following persons left on Sunday for the city of St. Louis to attend the fair: Mr. Frank Walter and lady, Mr. William Litsch, accompanied by his daughter and neice [sic], Messrs. C. U. Prost, Louis Besand, Constant Grilion, Jules Denizet, Frank S. Cashion, L. J. Hoffman, Bernard Huber, Lewis Huber and Henry Huber and James Greenwell.
The following persons left for the St. Louis fair on Monday: Father Kleisser, Messrs. Cassimere Chappuis, Alben Prost, Eugene Bouvrat, P. T. Colin.
Messrs. Basel Moore and Thomas Burgee left for St. Louis on Tuesday to attend the fair.
Mr. James Rice, accompanied by his lady and Miss Cora DeLassus, Messrs. James L. Crow and A. H. Cashion, Judge Wm. H. Bennett and Mr. Hertich left for St. Louis on Wednesday.
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