Rankin Family History Project
Weekly Perryville Union
Perryville, Missouri, Friday, 10 July 1874
HON. ROBT. A HATCHER, writes to us as follows: "A convention having been called for the nomination of a Democratic candidate for Congress from this district, will you permit me to say through your paper, that I am now, as heretofore, in the hands of my party, and will cheerfully abide the decision of its convention."
WHEAT. -- A lot of new wheat has already found its way to St. Louis from this county.
A SPECIAL TERM of the Perry county circuit court will convene in Perryville next Tuesday.
BUSINESS -- Messrs. Clement Knott & Co., have just purchased a new thrashing machine, and are now ready to accommodate the public.
BROKE DOWN. -- The hack running between Perryville and the grove, on Saturday last, broke down, while full of passengers, but all escaped unhurt.
THE BALL at Burgee’s Hall on the 4th of July, was well enjoyed by all present, and as nearly one hundred couple[s] were present, there must have been a good time.
STEADY. -- The Perryville Mill commenced running last Monday morning, and nothing preventing, will continue to run every day, except Sundays, until Christmas.
AN ACCIDENT. -- One day last week Mr. John Graff, residing six miles northwest of Perryville, while engaged in whetting his sythe [sic], accidentally cut his right hand very badly.
MR. R. M. DEAN, who acted as Marshall on the 4th, while riding along south street in the procession his horse stumbled and fell to the ground , slightly spraining Mr. Dean’s ankle.
A FLOATER. -- The body of an unknown man was taken out of the Mississippi river, opposite Chester, on Tuesday of last week. An inquest was held and the body was decently buried.
A BIG LOAD. -- Mr. Adolph Pecaut residing two miles southwest of Perryville, one day last week, hauled at one load one thousand very large bundles of oats, and he wants to know who can beat it.
BURNED. -- A little son of Alex. Courtois, residing three miles southwest of Perryville, while playing about the yard one day last week, ran through some hot ashes, burning both of her feet, but not at all dangerously.
RATHER BAD. -- Mr. John Endres, residing four miles northeast of Perryville, has one of the feathered tribe that has nearly " laid" itself away, during few weeks. -- She is likely to over stock the market with eggs.
MARRIED, on Saturday, the 4th of July 1874, at the German Catholic Church in Perryville, by Father Kleisor, Mr. Clemens Schindler to Mrs. U. Krumholz, all of Perryville. We wish them a long, happy and contented life.
AN ACCIDENT. -- A young man by the name of Dolph McCombs, while at work cutting down wheat, the other day, accidentally stepped upon a sythe, cutting his right foot severely, but we learn that he is now able to be about.
A CHILD SCALDED. -- On Tuesday morning of last week, Minnie McBride, youngest daughter of Mr. John C. McBride, accidentally fell into a pan of hot water, burning her left hand very badly. We understand that she is convalescing.
MAD DOG. -- It appears that there are mad dogs in our county. Mr. Alfred Besancon informs us that one of his dogs went mad last week, and attempted to bit[e] him, and it was all he could do to save himself. The dog has since been killed.
CATARRH. -- Mr. Josiah Dean, one of our farmers, is at this time suffering with a catarrh in one of his hands, which has pained him to such an extent, that he has been unable to sleep. It is very much feared that the hand will have to be amputated.
A CHILD BURNED. -- A little daughter of Mr. S. S. Tucker, residing some four and a half miles west of Perryville, while out playing in the year, last week, accidentally stepped into some hot ashes, burning her right foot quite badly, though not seriously.
A CHILD BURNED. -- A little daughter of Mr. S. S. Tucker, residing some four and a half miles west of Perryville, while out playing in the yard. last week, accidentally stepped into some hot ashes, burning her right foot quite badly, though not seriously
A CHILD SCALDED. -- Elizabeth the youngest daughter of Francis Robinson, residing six and a half miles west of Perryville, on Wednesday morning of last week, while at her breakfast, accidentally turned a cup of coffee upon her left arm, scalding it pretty badly.
BIRTHS. - Mr. W. F. Walker, residing some eight miles south of Perryville, was blessed with a fine daughter on Wednesday of last week.
Mr. V. R. Sides, residing a few miles south of town, has a handsome little boy to stop at his house recently, and he is proud of him.
LARCENY. -- We are informed that a colored individual, whose name we did not learn, visited the residence of Mrs. Elizabeth Duvall, residing five miles northwest of town, on Monday morning last, and attempted to carry off some wearing apparel, but was caught in the act and was arrested.
A RUNAWAY. -- Mr. U. W. Cox, residing about nine miles east of Perryville, while on his road to the stackyard with a wagon load of wheat, his team became frightened and ran away, throwing the wheat to the ground and breaking a portion of the wagon. Nobody hurt. This happened last week.
RUNAWAY. -- During a recent heavy storm, the team belonging to Mr. William Hagar, residing some three and a half miles southeast of Perryville, became frightened and attempted to runaway, and in doing so, Mr. Hagar was hurled to the ground, and the wagon was turned upside down, he narrowly escaping death.
MRS. CALLIER, mother of Arsan Callier, while on her road home on last Tuesday morning, she went to the mill pond to water the horse up on which she was riding, when the animal got in to a muddy place, and in endeavoring to extricate itself, threw Mrs. Callier into the pond, drenching her clothing with water and mud. Fortunately she escaped unhurt.
THE BODY RECOVERED. the body of George Colbert, who we mentioned in our last issue, as having been drowned in the Mississippi river near Ste. Genevieve, was recovered at St. Marys on Wednesday of last week. An inquest was held, and his body was removed to his home. The deceased was about forty-five years old, and he leaves a family to mourn his loss $6. 10 was found on his person.
AN ACCIDENT. -- Peter, son of Mr. F. P. Reis, residing some eight miles south of Perryville, while seated up on his horse engaged in mowing, a few days ago, the animal became unmanageable, and threw the young man to the ground, breaking his left arm near the wrist, hurting him very badly. The injured limb was promptly attended to, and the unfortunate young man is getting a long as well as could be expected.
IMPROVEMENTS. -- Mr. Simon L. Duvall is now making preparations to erect a store house near Colonel Brewer’s mill, five and a half miles northwest of Perryville. He means business.
We understand that the workmen have commenced the erection of a large business house at Highland four miles south of Perryville. The building is being erected for John F. Dickinson.
THAT SQUIRREL HUNT. -- On Wednesday of the present week, Dr. S. T. Hall and Dr. C. J. R. McBride, of Fredericktown, invited a few of their friends to join them in a squirrel hunt on the Saline Creek, and from the amount of squirrel hams, cakes and pies presented to us by the good ladies, on their return, shows that it was a complete success. Much oblige, ladies. Such articles exactly suit our appetite. Call again.
DIED, on Sunday, the 5th of July, 1874, at his residence two miles south of Perryville, Mr. John F. Hagar, about fifty-five years old. -- The deceased was born in Lincoln county, North Carolina, in 1819, and removed to this county in 1827, where he has ever since resided. -- He was a member of the Methodist denomination, and died in that faith. he was an honest man and leaves, to mourn his demise, a wife, nine children, and other relatives and friends.
DIED, on Saturday morning, July 4, 1874, at her residence in Brazeau, in this county, Mrs. Abbott, wife of Mr. Vernon Abbott.
MORE SHEEP KILLED. -- One of our farmers, residing a short distance west of Perryville, had a few sheep killed by dogs last week.
Mr. F. P. Reis, residing about eight miles south of Perryville, had several sheep killed by the canine tribe a few days since.
On Tuesday of last week Mr. Felix Miles, residing two and a half miles northeast of Perryville, had some sheep killed.
Mr. William Cox, residing six miles east of Perryville, had a number of sheep run down, and some of them badly injured by dogs one day last week.
THE FOURTH AT SILVER LAKE. -- This day was appropriately celebrated at Silver Lake, in this county, last Saturday.
A grand old fashioned barbecue was had, and we are told that it was well appreciated by those who partook of the bountiful repass [sic].
A good string band was on hand to do its part to enliven the scenes of the day, and quite a number tripped the light fantastic toe in the shady grove beneath the giant poplar.
There is a beautiful lake of clear and sparkling water (from it the village derives its name) upon the placid bosom of which many enjoyed pleasure rides in a skiff.
Nothing transpired to mar the day’s pleasures, and everybody seemed to feel the better for having been at Silver Lake.
A TERRIBLE ACCIDENT. -- Mr. David Watkins, son of John C. Watkins, residing ten miles northwest of Perryville, met with terrible accident on Saturday morning last.
It appears that Mr. Watkins was engaged in feeding a thrashing machine, when one of his hands was caught in the machine, and before the machine could be stopped, his entire, up to the shoulder blade was torn off, also tearing off the muscles on the ribs.
He was removed in a senseless condition, to a house, where every thing was done to alleviate the sufferings of the unfortunate man, but up to the time of writing this, it was feared that he would die.
This is a terrible affair.
Persons should exercise more care when working with such machines, and it is certain that there would be less accidents, if they did so.
Since the above was in type we learn that Mr. Watkins has died.
PERSONAL. -- John, Richard, Julia and Francis Burke, children of Mr. Martin Burke, who have been attending the Catholic school at Seminary Lady of Angels, Suspension Bridge, N. Y., returned home lat week.
Mr. W. L. Malone, editor and proprietor of the Jackson Cash Book, was in town on Monday, and while here, paid our office a visit.
We were glad to see him.
We understand that friend Malone has some aspirations, and will probably become an anti-assumption candidate for the State Senate from this Senatorial district.
Maj. F. B. Fulenwide, of Jackson, was in town this week on business.
Mr. Jesse F. Merritt and Miss Lillian Waters, of St. Louis, arrived in town on Friday last, to spend the fourth here
Father Daniel McCarthy, formerly of Ste. Marys Seminary, but now a resident of Maryland, paid our town a visit the past week.
Mr. John Loeb, of the firm of M. Loeb, of Cincinnati, Ohio, was her last Saturday on business.
Mr. E. A. Kimmel, of the Cape Girardeau Marble Works, was in town on Tuesday.
THE FOURTH IN PERRYVILLE. -- According to announcement, the long looked for celebration took place at Doerr’s grove, east of Perryville. --
The procession around town and to the grove, was really nice, surpassing anything of the kind that ever took place in this section of the country.
At the appointed time J. B. Robinson, Esq., mounted the speaker’s stand and made a speech.
After dinner had been disposed of, John V. Noell, Esq., a promising young gentleman, took the stand and delivered an excellent and appropriate address, and it was well received.
Mr. Noell’s remarks were well made, and were very attentively listened to by a large audience.
The Perryville Cornet Band discoursed some firs rate music during the day.
Some where in the neighborhood of four o’clock, the Perryville Fire Company hastened to the scene of a conflagration, gotten up for the occasion, and after some little labor succeeded in subduing the flames. There were more people up on the ground during the day than ever before assembled in Perryville, estimated at twenty-five hundred to three thousand.
All appeared to enjoy the pleasures of the occasion, and, with one or two exceptions, everything passed off peaceably and quiet.
Had we had the time we should have given a more extended notice of the celebration, but as it is we cannot do so.
Back to the Top
Thank you for visiting our webpages.
Are we related? Have comments? Drop us a line.
Rankin Family History Project Sonoma County, California
Design & content by Shirley Ann Rankin
Updated January 2001
© Copyright RFHP 2001. All images and content on this website may not be reproduced without permission. Names, dates and other facts are in the public domain and you are welcome to them.