Rankin Family History Project
Weekly Perryville Union
Perryville, Missouri, Friday, 12 November 1875
MR. BENJ. TACKEBERRY'S business card will be found in another column of this issue.
BURGLARS entered several establishments in Chester on Wednesday night of last week, and among them the post office was relieved of $35.
AN ACCIDENT. -- Little Eddie Schaaf, son of Mr. Lewis Schaaf at St. Marys fell from a tree recently, and received some injuries, though not serious.
MR. W. R. ALLEN, at Waters Landing, is now closing out his stock of goods at that place, as will be seen by his advertisement in another column.
||yards of the very best Calico for one dollar at Furth's.
GRASSHOPPERS, in small numbers, have made their appearance in our county, and are found among the young wheat, and they have done a little mischief.
AT HOME. -- In our last issue we neglected to tell our readers that Mr. Florence Feltz now occupies his new brick residence, a short distance west of Perryville.
TURNIPS have already made their appearance in our market, and are commanding fifty cents per bushel. This crop of vegetables has been quite light this season.
CATTLE. -- Messrs. James F. Tucker and John May have got one hundred and thirty head of cattle, which they intend to market in our neighboring State of Illinois.
WELL DONE. -- Mr. William Hagar residing three and a half miles south of Perryville, one day this week, at eight shots killed just eight turkeys and wounded two others.
A BIG BIRD. -- On last Friday Mr. Everestus Layton, residing three miles north of Perryville, killed an eagle which measured five feet and one inch from tip to tip of wings.
MESSRS. BEY & BRO., have just received a large and fresh supply of goods from St. Louis, which they are now selling at 25 per cent below former prices for cash or country produce. Give them a call.
FINGERS GONE. -- A man employed in Holmes' steam mill at Chester, recently had three fingers caught in the machinery, and were so badly crushed that they had to be amputated.
A LARGE NUMBER of grasshoppers passed through our neighboring county of Randolph last week, and many fell dead in the streets of Chester. They done some damage to wheat in that county.
A RUNAWAY. -- The team belonging to Mr. Stephen Streiler residing five and a half miles west of Perryville, became frightened and ran away on Thursday of last week. His wagon was badly used up, but nobody was hurt.
BACK AGAIN. -- The familiar face of Mr. James Kenny is to be seen upon our streets again. After a few months absence with his son in Iowa he returned to our town one day last week, as good natured and jovial as ever.
SCHOOL OPENED. -- On last Monday morning Mr. A. T. Crow opened a school at what is known as the rock building, seven miles south of Perryville. A session of four months will be taught. He has a fair attendance.
GATHERING IN. -- A goodly number of our agricultural friends have been, and are still busy gathering their corn and storing it away. A pretty fair crop of his grain has been raised this year. It is selling at forty cents per bushel.
MR. C. D. WASSELL, formerly of the Chester Tribune, but now one of the proprietors of the Jackson Cash Book, and by the way, it is an excellent newspaper, was in Perryville last Saturday and paid us a visit. -- We found him a social and pleasant gentleman.
AN ELEPHANT. -- Mr. John May, residing about ten miles west of Perryville, has a cucumber which was raised on his farm that measures sixteen inches in length and twelve and a half inches in circumference. How will that do for a small pickle.
A MISTAKE. -- A young gentleman named Sutterer, residing a few miles east of Perryville, while on his way home a few evenings ago, shot and killed what he supposed to be a wild turkey, but which proved to be a tame peafowl. Mistakes will sometimes occur.
A BLACK BEAR. -- We are inform that a large black bear has quite recently been seen near Mr. John Sutterer's farm in Bois Brule bottom, and one gentleman tells us that the animal took after him one day last week, and caused him to beat a hasty retreat for home.
A REVIVAL. -- We understand that a gentleman, whose name is Mr. Sanford, preached several sermons at Waters Landing, in this county, a short time since, and he succeeded in making a few converts to his faith before he closed his services. Several persons were baptized.
||yards good Calico for one dollar at Furth's.
MR. ADOLPH PECAUT, residing about two miles southwest of Perryville, has just completed the brick work of his new residence. The building is eighteen feet wide, twenty feet long and one story high. -- The carpenter work has already been commenced, and ere long will be ready for occupation.
NOT A GOOD DAY. -- Our old friend Mr. Henry Frasier, residing on the St. Mary's road, about eight miles from Perryville, took a stroll in to the woods on Thursday of last week and after a few hours absence returned with forty-nine squirrels, one rabbit, one pigeon and two patrages [sic] and he says he doesn't think it was an extra good day for hunting game either.
BADLY HURT. -- On last Saturday night one of the mules belonging to Mr. William Hagar, residing three and a half miles south of Perryville became quite lively, and ran about the lot a good deal, and while during this, ran against a sharp poll which pierced the left shoulder to the depth of nine inches, inflicting an ugly wound, but the animal will not die from it.
REPLANTING. -- Several of our farmers, during the dry weather, sowed a good deal of wheat, much of which has failed to come up, and probably never would. Last week some of them commenced to replant or resow, as they want to make some effort to raise this cereal. From the information we are able to gather there will not be near as much wheat sowing in our county this year as there was last.
A CHURCH FESTIVAL. -- On Saturday last a festival or picnic was held at Schnurbusch for the benefit of the German Catholic Church at that place, which is about ten miles east of Perryville. The Schnurbusch brass band was present to enliven the scenes of the occasion. We understand that at noon a splendid dinner was served, and a large number of persons partook of it with a good will. Everything passed off pleasantly.
||percent saved by buying your good at Furths.
A SHOOTING AFFAIR. -- One day last week a shooting affair occurred in Ste. Mary's. It appears that a stranger entered the house of a Mr. Greenbrush and used some very insulting language, when he ordered the stranger out of the house, but failing to comply with his request, Mr. Greenbrush got his pistol and discharged it at him, the contents of which passed through one of his arms. Both parties have since left for parts unknown.
PERSONAL. -- Mr. Charles Pepper, County Clerk of Cape Girardeau county, was in Perryville last Saturday on business.
Mr. George Miles who has been in the state of Minnesota for several months, returned home on Thursday of last week, satisfied, no doubt, that there are a good many worse places than Perry county.
Father Kleiser and Mr. Clemens Schindler left for St. Louis last Sunday on business.
Miss Carrie Klein, of St. Louis, is here on a visit.
Mrs. J. N. Brown and children who have been here on a visit for a few weeks, returned to their home at Chester last Tuesday.
Mr. William Furth left St. Louis on Wednesday on business.
Judge Robinson returned home from Ste. Genevieve on last Wednesday evening.
A MAN KILLED. -- On Sunday the 21st of October, a cutting affair occurred near Altenburg in this county. It appears that two colored individuals, named Aaron Mitchell and Gustave Washington, got into an altercation, when the former got hold of an axe and cut the latter in the left side with it. Washington was so badly injured that he died from the effects of the wound some four days after it was inflicted. -- Mitchell was arrested and taken before Squire Burfeind for examination, when he was required to give bail in the sum of one thousand dollars for his appearance at the next term of the Perry county circuit court, but failing to do so was committed to jail. Last Sunday sheriff Guth conveyed the prisoner to Ste. Genevieve and locked him up in the jail of that place.
||cents per yard for best domestic at Furth's.
TRANSFER OF REAL ESTATE for the week ending Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1875.
Mary M. Bowman deed to Wm. A. Gale for sixty acres of land. -- Consideration $150.
Mary M. Bowman deed to Peter Oster for 40 acres of land; consideration $100.
Robt. M. Slaughter et al deed to John F. Slaughter for lot 52 in Wittenberg; consideration $140.
John H. Cox to Mary A. O'Neal, deed for 68 acres of land; consideration $120.
John A. Renard to Joseph L. Renard, deed to 80 acres of land; consideraton $900.
John C. Doerr to Emily Moranville, deed to 152 acres of land; consideration $450.
Wm. M. Farrar to Henry P. Rhyne, deed to 88 acres of land; consideration $600.
Lewis Schindler to C. F. Meget, deed to one acre of land; consideration $40.
J. C. McBride to Clement Schindler, Jr., deed to 49 acres of land; consideration $900.
Stephen L. McAtee to Felix P. Moore, deed to 158 acres of land; consideration $2,200.
The Literary. -- EDITOR UNION: After a recess of several months, during the season the season of hot weather and short nights, the Platonian Debating Society held an impromptu meeting on last Friday night. A respectable audience was present. The meeting was called to order by the President, Dr. Mann. Some preliminary business was transacted. Miss Katie McAtee was appointed to fill the place of Miss Minnie Chase on the committee on programme and the committee ordered to report a programme for next Friday night, when the society proceeded in irregular debate to discuss the question of inflation stated as follows: "Resolved, that inflation would prove a curse to the laboring man." Wm. A. Cashion, C. A. Killian, J. L. Crow and Wm. H. Bennett represented the claims of the affirmative, and P. F. Halbrook, Rev. H. Dalton and D. W. Crow those of the negative. After an interesting discussion, the question was ordered and a hard money victory was the result.
The committee on programme reported an outline for next Friday night. 1st. a Lecture by Dr. Mann; 2d, Reading by Miss Katie McAtee; 3d, Essay by Wm. A. Cashion; 4th, Regular debate on question: Resolved that the women of our country are qualified, and they should be allowed to exercise the right of suffrage.
Affirmative. -- Wm. H. Bennett and Wm. A. Cashion. Negative. -- Rev. H. Dalton and A. N. Huff. 5th, Irregular debate on the same question. The names of Miss Mary C. Crosby, Miss Carrie Klein and Miss Emma Burns were proposed for membership, the candidates ballotted for, admitted and initiated.
||lbs. of the finest Coffee for one dollar at Furth's.
EDITOR UNION: Having traversed the county, save Brazeau township, we concluded at the suggestion of some of its leading citizens, to accompany the Collector, instead of riding from house in house, as we did in that township last year. We went down with the Collector commencing Nov. 1st at Wittenburg, and ending Nov. 4th at Frohna.
During the four days we listed all in the township except about twenty, exceeding by far the number obtained last year by riding to each house. -- Why? Because the citizens of the township, already famous for prompt payment of taxes, turn out en masse to meet the Collector, conscious they are but performing the duty of true citizens in thus cheerfully meeting their obligations. We were agreeably surprised at the unanimity of the good people of this township in meeting the Collector, and in giving us ample time for acting upon their suggestion. We sincerely thank them for the favor conferred hoping it may, in some measure prove a favor to some of them, at least to those who might, perchance, have been absent at our annual visit.
At Wittenberg we became the guest of F. Nennert, Esq., the gentlemanly proprietor at the Wittenburg hotel. -- The town is improving. Mr. Burley, the accommodating tinner and stone dealer, has purchased the property belonging to Mr. Christian Arensburg, and is making substantial improvement thereon -- a comfortable residence and capacious shop. Judge Jos. G. Weinhold, is having built upon his property a palitial [sic] residence, which, when completed, will outrival anything in the "Burg."
William A. Lueders, Esq., also, in preparing for improvements, he having purchased the Slaughter property fronting the river, for the purpose of erecting a ware house.
At Altenburg, we were entertained by mine host, Mr. Wagner. This town has improved but little during the past year. At Frohna, Mr. August Lueders, the merchant prince, hospitably entertained us, donating an adequate supply of good things for the inner man, including some of his best native wines. Some improvements here. -- The Lutheran Church is finished. Mr.Schweizer has finished his residence, while Mr. Solomon Vogel has reared a domicile.
This township seems to lead off in the quality of wheat produced this year. Mr. Henry Grother, near Altenburg, has obtained premiums, amounting to $166 for the best bushel of red wheat, exhibited at the St. Louis, Cape Girardeau and Chester Fairs. -- Mr. Crawford U. Milster received $100 for the best bushel of blue stem white wheat at the St. Louis Fair.
The vineyards of this township surpasses all the rest of the county. B. and F. Wilucki, M. Obendorfer, and Aug. Lueders being the champions.
Harris Milster, Esq., is the champion bee raiser of the township, also of the county. He has forty live stands of bees. He resides upon the A. M. McPherson farm, and has erected a beautiful two-story residence thereon.
Abel Swan, Esq., is recovering, slowing, from his paralytic stroke.
Otto Wilson, Esq., has charge of the Shaner farm, and has some blooded stock thereon. The last three named gentlemen and Mr. Aug. Leuders have our thanks for favors.
||lbs. of best light brown Sugar for one dollar at Furth's.
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