Rankin Family History Project
Weekly Perryville Union
Perryville, Missouri, Friday, 12 February 1875
OUR THANKS are due to Mr. William Eugas for favors received at this office.
THE KLUMP'S sale, one and a half miles northeast of Perryville takes place next Saturday.
A DANCING party was given in the Boland building last Monday night, and a good time was had.
LOSS. -- Mr. Lewis Dossenbauch residing seven miles northeast of Perryville, lost a mare one day last week.
MRS. COBB moved to town last Monday. She occupies the residence just east of and adjoining the Union office.
THE BALL at Burgee's hall Thursday night of last week was well attended, and everything passed off as merry as a marriage bell.
BEAUTIFUL SNOW. -- We will give a splendid oil chrome to any person who will give positive proof of the death of the author of "Beautiful Snow."
PROMINADING was not very pleasant last Wednesday. People had to be cautious how they walked, or they were liable to have their feet slip from under them.
COMBATIVENESS. -- A display of combativeness was exhibited recently in Bois Brule Bottom, and though nobody was killed, two individuals were somewhat bruised up.
BADLY BURNED. -- One day last week a little son of Mr. George Winfield, residing seven miles northeast of Perryville, accidentally fell against a hot stove, burning his face quite badly.
AN ACCIDENT. -- One day last week while Mr. Vincent Brewer, residing five miles northeast of Perryville was engaged chopping wood the axe glanced, striking one of his feet, cutting it quite badly.
CUT. -- One day last week while Mr. Emanuel Cissell, residing five miles northeast of Perryville, was butchering, accidentally ran a knife into his left hand, inflicting a severe wound, not serious, however.
PLEASURE. -- On Wednesday of last week, a rail splitting, quilting and dancing party was given at the residence of Mr. William Sandler, four miles northeast of Perryville, and a first rate time was had.
MR. C. K. HAYDEN, at present attending the Normal School at Cape Girardeau, slipped and fell over an embankment a few days since, severely spraining his ankle, which will confine him to his bed for a few days.
A WOLF KILLED. -- Mr. James J. Sadler and brother killed a wolf on the Burns' farm, nine miles northeast of Perryville, one day the present week. It is said to have been one among the largest ever killed in this county.
POWER PRESS. -- If we can make arrangements to suit, we shall get a power press in the spring, as with our large and rapidly increasing circulation, the job of printing the Union on a hand press is most too much of a good thing.
YOUNT BROS have dissolved partnership, Mr. George Yount having sold out his interest to his brother Henry, who will hereafter carry on the business, Mr. George Yount having recently purchased a farm will hereafter devote his time to agriculture.
STOOD THE COLD. -- One day the past week a few apples were picked from a tree on Mrs. Josephine Freoux's farm, three miles west of Perryville, which had stood the test -- the cold weather had not injured them a particle, but were found to be sound.
NOT HURT. -- Mrs. Aaron Nesslein residing some two and a half miles from Perryville, was attacked a few days ago, by a cow that she was milking, but fortunately escaped with the loss of one sleeve of her dress, which the infuriated bovine tore off with her horns.
WONDERFUL. -- On Tuesday of last week, Mr. James J. Sadler, residing nine miles northeast of Perryville, espied a hawk near the house, and took his gun out to kill it. The contents was discharged, blowing the cylinder off, which entered the window and passed through the residence, but most fortunately nobody was injured.
BURGLARS AROUND. -- During the past few nights some of the smoke house and kitchens in Perryville have been visited by unknown parties and food have been taken from the same. We are also told that corn and other feed have disappeared from stables. It would be well enough to keep a sharp look out for these rogues.
AN EAR NEARLY OFF. -- On Thursday morning of last week, a gentleman residing south of Perryville, while on his road to the river with a load of wheat, accidentally fell, one of the wagon wheels passing so near he head, as to cut one of his ears nearly off. Dr. C. A Mann sewed the ear on, and the unfortunate man was sent home.
AN ACCIDENT. -- Rev. O. F. Voigt, the German Lutheran minister who resides near Perryville, while cutting oats in an oats cutter on Saturday afternoon last, accidentally got his left hand caught in the machine, and several fingers were badly hurt, one being nearly cut off. Dr. H. C. Murphy set them, and he is now getting along all right.
NECK CUT. -- Mr. Jos. Fevre, residing some three and a half miles southwest of Perryville, met with quite a bad accident one day last week. While on his road to chop wood, he accidentally stumbled and fell, his axe striking him upon his neck, inflicting an ugly wound but by prompt attention, he is now all right.
A FINE TIME was had at the Bess school house on Whitewater in this county last Saturday evening. It being the close of the term for which the school was taught, the scholars regaled the audience with some declamations, dialogues, &c., after which the floor was cleared and dancing was kept up till a late hour. Mr. Frank Hahn, who taught this school, has given universal satisfaction.
ANOTHER DISCOVERY. -- On Thursday of last week Mr. Frederick Layton, residing on the Caldwell farm in Bois Brule Bottom, came across a large hollow sycamore tree, and concluded to ascertain its dimensions. He had proceeded about twelve feet up the hollow of the tree when he came upon a flannel shirt, which, on examination, proved to be quite an ancient one -- supposed to have been there a good long period, however, it was not lodged there during Noah's time.
BIRTHS. -- A good looking little girl stopped at the residence of Mr. W. H. Tucker, four miles north of Perryville, a few days since. He is a happy man.
Mr. Francis Moore received a young lady visitor last Thursday, the 4th inst. She is so well pleased with the family, that she has concluded to stay with them and call Mr. and Mrs. Moore pa and ma.
A little girl called at the residence of Mr. J. Dennes, three miles south of Yount's store on the 22d ult.
MARRIED, on the 31st of January, 1875, by Rev. E. M. Anthony, at the residence of the parents of the bride, Mr. George Yount to Miss Mary Hahn, all of this county. After the ceremony all present, both invited and uninvited guests were treated to a sumptuous dinner by Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Hahn, the parents of the bride.
MARRIED, on the 4th day of February, 1875, Mr. Jesse N. Counts of this county, to Miss S. L. Shoultz of St. Francois county.
DIED, on the 2d of February, 1875 at his residence on Whitewater, Mr. Jackson Montgomery, aged seventy years. The deceased was born in Bedford county, Tennessee, and removed to this county twenty-seven years ago. He leaves six children to mourn his death, his wife having preceded him some four years ago.
DIED, at half past one o'clock on Saturday morning, February 6th, 1875, at the residence of his parents two and a half miles west of Perryville, the infant son of Mr. Hilary and Mrs. Mary B. Moore.
NEARLY FROZEN. -- While Mr. John Hooss was passing along St. Marys street last Saturday night on his way home, his attention was attracted by the action of his dog, who seemed to have discovered something in the snow. Upon approaching the object Mr. Hooss found it to be a man by the name of Wagner, better known, however, as Schuetz, in an insensible condition. Mr. Hooss carried him to the saloon of F. Streble & Co., where restoratives were applied, and he was brought out all right. Had it not been for Mr. Hooss' little poodle, he would have passed on and "Schuetz" would have been no more, as no one could have remained out all night in such weather as we had last Saturday night, and lived to tell of it.
PERSONAL. -- Messrs. John Endres, Robert N. Dean and J. C. Killian, left for Jackson, Cape Girardeau county, on Sunday afternoon last, to attend circuit court. The case of William Brown and others will be tried at the term.
Mr. J. T. St. Vrain has moved to Chester with his saloon, where he will be found.
Mrs. Josephine DeLassus, who for sometime taught music here, has removed to Mr. John Kradder's about five miles from town.
William Dalton left for Fredericktown on Monday on business and returned on Tuesday.
Mr. Samuel Moranda, the Illinois nurseryman, landed in Perryville last Monday, and will solicit orders for more fruit trees, &c. He is an honest man and will act square will his customers.
Mr. Robert F. Gatewood, of Bailey's Landing, was in town on Monday on business.
THE LITERARY -- EDITOR UNION: -- The meeting of the Perryville Literary Society last Friday night, proved to be a very interesting affair. The society ever since its organization, has labored under difficulties, caused by a very imperfect constitution. In order to remove these difficulties and objectionable features of the constitution, a constitutional committee was appointed, with power to frame a new constitution and by-laws for the government of the society. Upon this committee, to inspire confidence, several gentlemen of the legal-in-prospective persuasion, were placed. After a period of six weeks spent in the ardous work of perfecting a new constitution, the committee reported. On motion, the house went into a committee of the whole on the report. Judge W. H. Bennett was called to the chair, and for the time being the name, fame and destiny of the society were in the hands of this committee. On motion each clause of the report was taken up separately.
The name of the society is to be the Platonian Debating Society. The officers of the society are as follows: President, Vice President, Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, Treasurer, and Sergeant-at-arms. A majority of the members shall constitute a quorum, direlect [sic] members are to be dealt with in a summary manner - expelled on motion without debate. The society is to be governed by parliamentary law except where over-ruled by the constitution and by-laws, several clauses might have been inserted to make the constitution complete. After each clause had been passed upon, the whole was adopted by a vote of more than the requisite two-thirds majority with no minority report. During the discussion which became very animated at times good order, and decorum prevailed. Judge Bennett presided over the deliberations of the committee of the whole in an able manner evincing an acquaintance with the rules governing deliberative assemblies.
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