Rankin Family History Project
Weekly Perryville Union
Perryville, Missouri, Friday, 10 April 1874
A DANCE was had at Burgeeís Hall on Tuesday night last, and a good time was had.
SNOW. -- A few flakes of snow fell in these parts on Thursday morning. Rather winterish.
WE PUBLISH, this week, the most important point in the new School Law and Road Law. Read them.
BEST CALICOES at 10 cents. Best Domestic at 12 1/2 cents per yard at Furthís
THE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION met on Monday last, and, without transacting any busniness, adjourned sine die.
BOIS BRULE BOTTOM has been terrible muddy during the past few week [s], and has, at times, been almost impassable.
MRS. C. SCHINDLER, the wife of our enterprising miller, has been confined to her bed for some time by severe illness.
DIED, on the 5th day of April, 1874, at his residence in this county, Mr. Moses Laws, in the 65th year of his age.
FRUIT TREES. -- All the best variety of apple and pear trees are for sale at Dr. Mannís by Mr. John Young, of Chester, Ill.
SWINE. -- We will not wager a bushel of butter milk, but we nevertheless think that the town of Perryville has a good many hogs roaming about it.
REV. HENRY DALTON, the Methodist Minister at this place, has recently been confined to his residence by sickness, but is now able to be about.
THE FRUIT CROP, so we are informed, was never more promising in this county than it is at the present time. It is expected that we shall have an abundance of fruit this year.
RECOVERING. -- We just learn that our old friend, Mr. John Young, of Chester, Ill., who has recently been quite ill, is rapidly recovering and will again soon be attending to his business.
NOTICE TO BUILDERS. -- Those desiring to contract of the mason work on the M E. Church; and also those who desire to contract for the carpenter work, can send sealed bids to Rev. H. Dalton. Plan and specifications can be seen at the Parsonage. Separate bids for each are desired by April 15th, 1874.
HESSEíS MILL. -- We are creditably informed that our old friend, Mr. Charles Hesse, formerly of this county, but now of Appleton, Cape Girardeau county, is prospering with his mill. We are certainly pleased to hear this, for no man deserves the smiles of fortune more than Mr. Hesse. He is a hard working industrious man.
MOVING. -- On Wednesday last Mr. John R. Moore and family moved in to the second story of the building belonging to Varece Tucker, on the north side of the public square, and Mr. Herman Binz now occupies the residence, belonging to Mr. Schindler south of the Perryville Mills, while Mr. John J. Seibel has taken possession of the residence belonging to Bernard Cissellís estate.
BADLY INJURED. -- On Saturday last young Clemens Schindler, son of Raymond Schindler, residing about one and a half miles southeast of Perryville, while busily engaged in grubbing, accidentally cut his left foot very bad, from the effects of which he suffered much pain. We understand that the unfortunate young man is getting along as well as could be expected under the circumstances.
PERSONAL. -- Mr. Louis Schaaf, of the Ste. Marys flouring mills, was in town last Thursday. We are always glad to see him, for he is a good, clever man.
Miss Clara DeLassus returned to the convent at Cape Girardeau this week, after having spent her Easter holidays at home with her friends.
Mr. John H. Simpson, of the firm of Simpson & Co., left for St. Louis last Wednesday to purchase goods. Look out for the bargains when he returns.
Messrs. William Furth, Augustus Doerr, Gabriel End, William Litsch, Frank Smith and Henry Burns left for the city of St. Louis on Sunday on business.
Messrs. Thos. Kenney and Jos. Moore, of our county, left for the State of Iowa, on Sunday morning last, where they intend residing in the future.
Dr. J. C. Staley left for St. Louis on Sunday and returned Wednesday
Joseph Bisson has returned form St. Louis, where he has been purchasing iron. He intends starting a new blacksmith shop here.
Mrs. Gotto, in company with J. B. Gotto, left for her home on last Wednesday.
DIED, on Friday the 13th day of April, 1874, Mary, eldest daughter of Francis and Matilda Rice, aged 12 years 10 months and 24 days.
They tell me thou has left us,
Left those dear home-bound ties,
And taken they flight upward
To dwell in celestial skies.
Oh! why so soon dear Mamie,
Didst thou tire of earthís rude cares
Why fly from lifeís dark sea,
Leave they kindred veiled in tears?
Why leave that dear old school room
Where thou were so willing free?
Those dear, kind, loving teachers,
And school mate sighing for thee?
But yesterday those perfect hands
Were delighting attentive ears,
With they sweet strains of music
All lost! -- ever shrouded in tears.
Yesterday a motherís hope, joy,
The charm of may anxious friends
Today all earthly hope is cloy,
Oh man! thus thy journey ends.
Our dear school mate, Miss Mary Rice, is no more in this world. -- Though well on Tuesday evening. the 31st ult., on last Friday evening...
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