Rankin Family History Project
Weekly Perryville Union
Perryville, Missouri, Friday, 10 August 1877
C. A. WEBER had his scales repaired this week.
THE ASSESSOR commenced his annual rounds this week.
PROBATE COURT of Perry county convenes next Monday.
A NOTICE from J. C. McBride & F. Prevallet will be found in another column.
THE CORN CROP in this county will not be near so large this year as it was last.
PERRYVILLE only has three butchers shops! Hadn't another one better be started?
BIRTH. -- A nice little girl stopped at the residence of Thomas Bridgman in Perryville last Sunday morning.
IT IS THOUGHT that a greater area of land in our county will be sown in in wheat this fall than was put in last year.
A NEW Threshing Machine has been purchased by John Muench and John P., Bergman, and it has already been used.
MOVED. -- James Preston having rented the Robert Waters farm, five miles north of Perryville, is now moving upon it.
DIED, on Sunday, August 5, 1877, at the residence of her parents in Perryville, a little daughter of James W. Williams, aged 1 year.
BEY BROTHERS have a very interesting notice in this issue of the paper, and those indebted to said firm should give it an attentive perusal, and save cost.
THE PEACH Crop this season is very fair in our county, and a fine opportunity is presented for canning this delicious fruit, and many of our citizens will improve the opportunity.
NEW CIDER has made its appearance in Perryville, and Mr. Michael Zink has manufactured splendid cider already, and those wishing it should call at his residence and thus get pure cider.
EXTINGUISHED. -- On Thursday the 2d inst., the roof of the residence of Mrs. Monica Moore, three miles north of Perryville, caught fire, caused by a defective flue, but by great exertion it was extinguished.
WE ARE TOLD that stranger entered the dwelling of William Cashion near Longtown last week for the purpose of relieving him of valuables, but Mr. Cashion made him get out of the house quicker than he entered it.
A COLORED WOMAN, known by the name of Mary Goff, who has been a resident of Perryville for quite a long time, died last Saturday, aged about 76 years. She was born in Kentucky and came to this county over forty years ago.
DROPPED DEAD. -- On the 2d inst. Gabriel Cissell and his son started to St. Mary's with wheat, and when they reached what is known as the grind stone hill, one of his oxen suddenly fell down and died in a few minutes time.
EPIZOOTIC. -- Alben Prost, residing four and a half miles southwest of Perryville, informs us that the epizootic or some disease similar to it, is among the horses in his vicinity, and that several of his horses are suffering from the effects of said disease.
TWENTY FIVE HOGS is the number that Celestian Tucker, living a few miles west of Perryville, had the misfortune to lose, in a week's time, lately. Somebody is certainly missing a big thing by not discovering immediately a remedy as a cure of the cholera.
PREPARING TO BUILD. -- James S. Javaux, residing four miles northwest of Perryville, has just commenced getting out the rock for the foundation of a new building on his farm. The building is to be thirty-two feet long, twenty-eight feet wide and one and a half story high.
WHO IS TO BLAME. -- The local items from Claryville that should have arrived here on Tuesday of last week, did not come to hand until Saturday night last. Can our correspondent at that place tell us the reason for this delay? May be he can throw some light on the subject.
A NEW WAY OF AMPUTATING. A few days since while Frank Turlin was busy mowing hay with a machine, he performed a neat job of amputation. It appears that a dog which followed him, got in the way of the machine and unfortunately had two of his legs cut entire off. He is now dead.
PERSONAL. -- J. Perry Johnson, of Chester was in Perryville last Saturday evening on business pertaining to his profession.
Miss Katie Boettner left for Chester, Ills., a few days since, visiting relatives.
John H. Simpson left for St. Louis last Sunday on business.
Miss Fannie Waters of St. Louis arrived in Perryville last Saturday on a visit.
Several strangers were in town this week.
OVERBOARD. -- Friday last while George W. Crow was on his way to St. Mary's with a load of wheat, and while crossing a bridge over a small stream one of his horses got frightened and leaped off the bridge, however, it failed to pull the other horse or wagon after him. No very serious damage was done.
ESCAPED UNHURT. -- One day last week Isidore Tucker, living four miles northwest of Perryville, was engaged at work upon the road, when his horse, which had a scraper attached to him, got frightened and stampeded, and in endeavoring to bring him to a halt, he came near being badly cut by the scraper, barely escaping uninjured.
MORE STEALING. -- Some unknown person entered the dwelling of Lewis Bhonhardt, four miles southeast of Perryville, on Thursday the 2d inst., and nobody being about to interrupt him, he hunted through the house to find some undergarments and succeeded in finding and carrying off four white shirts. An effort is being made to capture the thief, and we trust he will be found.
AN ACCIDENT. -- On Saturday last a lady of our town who had some fruit upon the roof of the house drying, visited it, and shortly after another lady started up the ladder, which was standing on a box, and just before reaching the roof the box turned and the ladder fell, precipitating the lady to the ground, but she received no serious injuries, though she was badly bruised.
CHARMED BY A SNAKE. -- A little five years old son of Mr. Joseph F. Besand, living two and half miles south of Perryville, while playing about the yard came upon what is known as a viper snake which held him spell bound, or, rather charmed him. The little fellow could not move, but he was able to cry loud enough to bring assistance to him in time to kill the serpent and save his life.
H. G. KIESLER, the insurance agent has just completed a map or diagram of the town of Perryville on a style differing entirely from anything we have ever seen. In addition to being an exact plat of Perryville it shows the size, material of which constructed (whether brick or wood) and style of roof of every building, also the location of every well and cistern. Mr. Kiesler now represents the leading fire insurance companies of the United States among others the Eatna [sic], Hartford and Phoenix.
WHEAT DESTROYED. -- Mr. Clement Schindler sustained quite a loss last Saturday evening. He commenced threshing his wheat, located about three-eighths of a mile west of Perryville, and while doing so sparks from the engine ignited a large stack of wheat, which communicated to a smaller stack. Every effort was made to extinguish the fire, but it proved of not avail, and hence both stacks were consumed. Fully one hundred and fifty bushels of wheat were destroyed being a loss of one hundred and seventy dollars.
ANOTHER OLD CITIZEN GONE. -- Died, at his residence eight miles north of Perryville, on Thursday, August 2d, 1877, at 4 P. M., Mr. Florentine Feltz, aged 75 years and 7 months. The deceased was born in Alcase [sic], France, in January, 1802, and immigrated to Louisiana in the fall of 1847, where he remained two years, thence he went to St. Louis and came to Perry county in 1856, where he has resided till his death. He leaves seven children and fifteen grand children, and many friends and relatives to mourn his loss. He was a strict member of the Catholic Church, in which faith he died.
THROAT CUTTING. -- One of our citizens, residing but a short distance east of Perryville, has his neck rather badly, though not seriously disfigured last Monday morning. As told to us, it appears that the man in question had imbibed pretty freely of intoxicating drink, and going home in not a very pleasant plight, made things a little lively, by commencing to whip his step-daughter, and in performing this job, his neck came in too close proximity to a knife, and was badly cut. A physician was immediately sent for and the wound was properly attended to. The man is out of danger, and so is the young lady that held the knife that done the deed.
ENOUGH OF OUR OWN. It appears that some time since movers, hailing from Pittsman's Ferry, Arkansas, who were coming West, were induced to take with them a little boy a girl and a young man who is not of sound mind, and when they arrived at the city of Chester, all three of them were dropped there for the authorities to provide for. One day last week the two children and the young man were shipped across the river to Claryville, from whence they were conveyed to Perryville, arriving here in a destitute and penniless condition. Relatives of the children resided in Indiana, and as soon as this fact was ascertained a sufficient sum of many was contributed to start them there, when they retraced their steps.
THE GREAT SHOW. -- On Monday, August 20th, the Great European Menagerie, Circus, Aquarian and Traveling World's Fair will pitch its tents in Perryville, and, as it is undoubtedly the most extensive show that ever visited this part of the state, we expect there will be an immense crowd to see it . The steam Calliope, Balloon Ascension and numerous other unusual features will positively be exhibited. Our exchanges are loud in its praise. We copy the following from the Charleston (W. Va.) Courier:
"Our people have been, in days past, favored with many exhibitions claiming to be circuses, but, until they beheld the wonderful, grand enactments of Sells Brothers' Combination, we believe they have never realized what a circus was. This grand combination far exceeds in the arena what is depicted on the bills. The animals are choice, numerous and interesting to look upon while the entertainment throughout is certainly the best that has ever visited this section."
From and after the first day of August, 1877, I will charge as follows for visits:
For a distance of 5 miles or under one dollar a mile. For each additional mile 50 cents. Night visits will be charged double.
Theo. Hermann, M. D.
St. Mary's Items
EDITOR UNION: Weather cool and pleasant.
Wheat is selling at $1.15 per bushel.
Martin Rond, Sr., has received an anchor which now swings in front of the hotel.
The A. B. B. C. gave a party on Tuesday night.
Old Wop ran down to Chester yesterday, and saw the penitentiary committee.
The third game between the Anchors and Centrals resulted in a score of 9 to 0 in favor of the Anchors.
Farmers from Whitewater by the score remain here over night regularly.
EDITOR UNION: The youngest child of Mr. Wollbright died near hear on the 26th ult.
A nice dance was given at the residence of John Osburn, near same place, and it was well attended, and a pleasant time had.
Capt. Williams has been making some repairs about his ferry boat, which needed it.
Several cases were lately before Squire Tucker, which were disposed of in one way or another.
One day lately a certain gentleman of Perryville, not satisfied with the reports received from this section regarding the dry weather, concluded to see for himself, and while making a personal inspection of the depth of the dust along our highway in company with one of Bois Brule's fair young daughters, lost his balance from the buggy and found, by actual measurement, that there was sufficient dust to leave an impression. An anxious voice coming from the buggy could have been heard saying: "Are you hurt?"
On the 27th ult. the peace of Claryville was disturbed, by a woman named Lyda Pickens. She pulled Mrs. Fillinger from her horse and handled her very roughly. Our constable made an effort to arrest her, but he failed.
County Court Proceedings
County Court met last Monday morning, all the Judges being present, and the following business was transacted: Allowances were made as follows: To F. P. Halbrook for holding an inquest over John O'Brien $34.24; to James Burgee, circuit court clerk, fee bills $49.25; to V. Parres, a pauper, $9; to S. A. Edwards for Mrs. Cox, insane, $10; to F. Feltz & Co., $46.60 for records and medicines; to Dr. Shelby $10 for crippled girl.
A petition was presented by Henry W. Wilburn et al for a new county road from Star Landing in the direction of the Perryville and Bailey's Landing road. This petition was read, proof of notice made, and C. F. DeLassus and others presenting a remonstrance, the whole matter is continued for further hearing until Wednesday.
Tuesday, August 9th. -- Allowances were made to Doerr & Killian for sawing $11.25; to John V. Noell, attorney fees $125; to F. Feltz & Co. for medicine and attending on pauper $6.80; to Jos. G. Weinhold for Hickman family $15; to John Roth for repairs and addition to barn on county farm, &c. $159.25.
Dram shop licenses were withheld from David Rall, Gabriel Lottes and George Neebeck until they show they have complied with the law in regard to petitions.
Vincent Hagan was appointed road overseer of district 16, in place of Thomas Elder; also Herman Burfeind was appointed road overseer of district 21 and 2 in place of Jas. Schmidt.
The bond of Fred. Nennert, as ferryman at Wittenberg, was approved.
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