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Weekly Perryville Union
Perryville, Missouri, Friday, 12 October 1877


LOCAL NEWS

A FEW CASES of whooping cough are reported in our county.

THE FARMERS in the west part of our county have finished sown [sic] their wheat.

FOUR MOVERS passed through Perryville last Tuesday afternoon going West.

THE AMOUNT realized at the last fair at Silver Lake is said to have been about $400.

MOVED. -- Mrs. Taylor now occupies a room in the building owned by Alex. Kirn, east of us.

A PARTITION SALE of land takes place in Perryville on November 6th. See another column.

KRAUT. -- A considerable quantity of this ariicle has been manufactured in our county this season.

REUBIN CALLIER has a nicer assortment of candies for sale than any saloon in town, and he is selling them cheap.


EIGHTY-TWO SCHOLARS. -- Our public school opened on the 1st inst. with eighty two scholars, and the number has increased.

LEG BROKEN. -- A man named Thos. Greasley, residing across the river in Randolph county, was recently precipitated from his horse, and had his right leg broken.

CHANGED HANDS. -- Last Saturday Aaron Hagar sold to Mr. ---- Hahn a farm, situated four miles southeast of Perryville, containing 150 acres of land; consideration $2,283.

THE ROCK is now being procured for the foundation of Mrs. Edward's new residence, a short distance east, of Perryville, and Mr. Williams has the contract for the stone work.

REALLY NICE. -- Joseph Elder, residing a few miles southeast of here, has manufactured some splendid sorghum molasses this season, for we have tried it, and know where of we speak.

A large stock of cooking and heating stove just arrived at O. C. Nabert's.

QUITE A CHANGE took place in the weather the past week, and heavy clothing and fires felt very comfortable,m but then the season has arrived when we might reasonably expect this.

QUITE A DROVE. -- A drove of cattle and sheep, numbering some one hundred and fifty head, went through Perryville on Thursday morning of last week, en route for the St. Louis market.


IMPROVEMENT. -- Herman Tucket lately purchased forty acres of land from Andrew Montgomery, not far from Yount's store, and upon it has erected a nice frame building for a store house, which he now occupies.

ROAD OVERSEERS Wm. D. Counts and William Eugas, residing near Yount's store, have been devoting some attention to the roads in that section, and we are told that they have placed them in a first rate condition.

ANOTHER ACCIDENT. -- On Sunday morning last while Marion Yates, residing near Silver Lake, was getting a pistol to shoot a squirrel, it accidentally went off, the ball slightly wounding him in the left side, frightening him worse than it injured him.

JUSTICE HALBROOK'S regular law day was last Friday, and the case of James T. Greenwill, administrator, vs. Jones A. Farrar, suit on repleven, was up for a hearing, and it was decided in favor of the plaintiff. -- Several other cases of minor importance were disposed of.


HUGE SWEET POTATOES. -- Henry Huber, Jr., residing near the hills in Bois Brule bottom, on Tuesday last presented us with a few sweet potatoes raised on his farm this season, one of which weighed four and three quarters pounds. A big vegetable. Can any of our farmers beat it?

CHANGE OF BASE. -- John Holland, who has been engaged in the pursuit of agriculture near Silver Lake, has pulled up stakes, and he, in company with his family, passed through Perryville last Saturday morning, enroute for the farm belonging to Lewis Bey in Bois Brule bottom.

Read a Local Paper like the Union.



TO BE CONTESTED. -- It is stated that persons who supported Alton and Grand Tower as locations for the Southern Penitentiary propose to take steps to contest the legality of the location at Chester.

TWELVE YEARS EACH. -- The case of Lewis England and Wm. Loford, charged with the murder of John Bonds, was tried at the late session of the Randolph county circuit court at Chester, and were found guilty of manslaughter, and sentenced each to twelve years confinement in the penitentiary.

FOUR BOARDERS were furnished the Joliet penitentiary lately, and Randolph county sent them there.

  Ball and chain


A SHOOTING AFFAIR. -- On Friday last, a short time after night had set in, a shooting affair occurred at Claryville, and five pistol shots were fired, two by Carter Sumpter and three by Felix Tucker, the former being shot in the right arm, the ball entering near the elbow and came out near the wrist.

MORE WORK AND FUN. -- A corn shucking and a sewing party were the exercises practiced at Vincent Miles during the daytime on the 3d inst. After darkness had clothed the earth, music struck up and dancing commenced, which was kept up until the next morning. From those who were present, we ascertain that a gay time was had.

A BATTLE WAGED. -- We understand that a little unpleasant mess was experienced a few days since on the Chester road, not many miles form Bois Brule bottom, wherein two women, two men and a youth were arrayed in battle, (four again[st] one) one of the parties being chastised and forced to beat a retreat.

A CHALLENGE. -- The County Base Ball Club, who play grounds are in the vicinity of James Hagan's, a few miles north of Perryville, challenges the Second Nines of the Perryville Centrals for a match game, and we guess our boys will accept it, and give the country club a tussel [sic]. The time for playing the game will be arranged as soon as the challenge is accepted.

IN A PREDICAMENT. -- A few days since while Jesse Crow was engaged plowing, one mile north of Perryville, his horse accidentally got too near a sink hole, and dropped in to it, and he remained in that condition some time, however, after considerable hard work the animal was extricated, and placed upon terra firma, and is now performing his daily task unhurt.


PETIT LARCENY. -- Several bad boys dwelling in and about Perryville, have lately been visiting the chicken roost of some of our citizens and take therefrom, without permission, chickens. This is dishonest, or in plainer language, petit larceny, and punishable, and it has been intimated to us that if these visits are not stopped, parties will try what virtue there is in law.

Cold weather will soon be here. Go to Nabert's, buy and Evening Star and keep comfortable all winter.

"THEY ALL DO IT." -- We have received a work, bearing the above title, edited by J. M. Bailey, the celebrated Danbury New man, containing three hundred and thirteen pages, and a number of comic illustrations or engravings, and neatly printed. The book is devoted to humorous sketches, and is worth double its price. Any one wanting to enjoy a hearty laugh, should not fail to secure a copy.

AGAIN AT WORK. -- Our old friend John Johnson of Reed's Landing, Minnesota, returned to our county on Thursday evening of last week, and called around to see ye printer man. he will resume mining operations again near Silver Lake. he informs us that ere many days have been numbered with the past, a smelting furnace will e erected at the mines for the purpose of smelting lead ore. He feels confident that mineral exists in that locality in sufficient quantities to pay for working and he proposes doing his part towards making it do so. We wish him success.


ACCIDENTALLY SHOT. -- At about 11 o'clock on last Saturday morning, quite a sad accident occurred not a great distance from St. Mary. Three gentlemen (following the lightning rod business) were seated in their wagon, and had with a gun loaded with No. 9 shot, and while ascending the hill on the north side of Saline creek, a short distance from the bridge spanning that stream, the gun accidentally discharged, the contents penetrating the left arm of Thomas Jackson, near the shoulder, inflicting a severe wound. The injured man was brought to Perryville last Sunday evening, and on Monday was removed to Jackson, where he has relatives.



BIRTH. -- A little girl stopped at the residence of Joseph Miles, two miles north of Perryville, on Wednesday night of last week.

The wife of our friend John Canon, of Apple Creek, presented him with twins (a boy and girl) Monday morning last.

A little girl stopped at the home of Johnson Dennis, near Yount's store, in this county, recently.

A little girl called at the residence of John Halbrook, in the same locality the other day.

A little girl stopped at the home of Hilary Moore, two and a half miles west of Perryville last Sunday.

A little stranger called at the residence of Henry Kahulman near Silver Lake, one day last week.

  Baby buggy


DIED, on Thursday evening, October 4th, 1877, at the residence of his parents, one mile south of Perryville, a son of Clement Schindler, aged 25 days.

Died, one day last week near Raccoon Bridge, in this county, a daughter of John C. Ochs, aged about ten months.

Died, at 2 o'clock A.M. Oct. 9th, 1877, Ernest, youngest son of John and Cecil Aikin, aged 7 months and 4 days. "Suffer little children to come unto me, for of such is the kingdom of Heaven."

Died, a few days since, in the vicinity of Yount's store, in this county, a son of William Lee, aged two years.


PERSONAL. -- Judge Alfred, of Fredericktown, accompanied by his lady passed through Perryville last Saturday afternoon, en route for Longtown on a visit.

Rev. Daniel McCarthy of Emmettsburg, Maryland, and Father Downing of Cape Girardeau, were here in a visit last week.

H. S. Shaw, Esq. of Ste. Genevieve, arrived here last Monday to attend circuit court.

Attorneys J. Perry Johnson and Mr. Gordon, of Chester, are here attending court.

Advice to husbands: Go to Nabert's and buy a new cook stove for your wife.


Land Sales.

Last Tuesday afternoon several tracts of land were sold at the east door of the court house, and some of the land brought fair prices.

The first land sold was that belonging to Varece Reed's estate, containing 28 acres, which was bought by John Zahner for $120.

The next sold was 40 acres belonging to Jas. L. Crow, and was purchased by Maurus Biehle for $100; also 19 8/100 acres belonging to James L. Crow was bought by Mr. Biehle for $600; also one lot in Perryville belonging to J. L. Crow, was sold to Wm. P. Faherty for $73.50.

The next disposed of was property belonging to Dr. Mann, which was purchased by Mr. Biehle at $510.

The next disposed of was property belonging to Dr. Mann, which was purchased by Mr. Biehle at $510.

The Exchange, south of the public square, was next sold, and M. Biehle bought it for $50.

A tract of land belonging to Christian Leonard, containing 140 acres, was then sold, and brought $100, M. Biehle becoming the owner.

The above property was sold under execution, issued against James L. Crows et al.

The next sold was the mill property belonging to S. G. Bedwell et al, and Ignatz and Herman Schneider bought it for $50.

Next sold was the interest of N. L. Morey in the Morey farm in Bois Brule bottom.

The land belonging to the estate of Wm. H. Walker, containing 40 acres, was next sold to Robt. Smith for $200.

Next disposed of was 320 acres of land belonging to R. A. Maddock which was purchased by C. L. Crozat for $101.

The next land sold was that belonging to William Stuart's estate, containing 390 acres, which brought $484.

The land belonging to the estate of Henry N. Tucker, containing 40 acres was sold to Jas. N. Layton, Jr. for $343.

James A. Hagan's tract, containing 71 acres of land, was next sold, and Lawrence Brown purchased it for $112.


Circuit Court Proceedings

Court met pursuant to adjournment present Hon. J. B. Robinson, Judge; John V. Noell, Procecuting Attorney; Nicholas Guth, Sheriff;, and James Burgee, clerk.

The sheriff returned the following to serve as Grand Jurors this them: -- Thomas Hooss (who was appointed foreman), Ezekiel Reddick, Joseph M. Moore, Joseph Miles, Henry Course, Aaron Hagar, James Mercer, George E. Bergman, Hugo Blechle, Peter Hoffman, Lewis I Tucker and Fred Nennert.

State of Missouri vs. Flavian Guyott dismissed by state.

State of Missouri vs. John A. Renaud, information dismissed at the cost of Eliza Ruder, the prosecutrix.

State of Missouri vs. Chas. Layton indictment for selling liquor without license; plea of guilty and fined $51 1/2 and ordered that he remain in custody of the sheriff until the fine and costs are paid.

State of Missouri vs. Wm. Goerke, information continued as upon affidavit at defendant's cost.

Isaac Meredith, administrator of E. M. DeLassus, vs. Maxie Jones, plaintiff files interrogatories to John Knoll, garnishee of defendant.

Same as above, to Michael Knoll, also same to John N. Knoll.

August Sittner, petit juror, was excused on account of sickness in his family.

Tuesday, October 9th. -- State of Missouri vs. Fred. Nennert, indictment for selling liquor without a license plea of guilty and fined $10.

Barbara Kestner vs. Joseph Biegler, administrator of F. Kestner, appeal from probate court, defendant files motion to dismiss.

Mary E. Hagar vs. James R. Hagar, ejectment, defendant files demurer to plaintiff's petition.

Augustin Hunt vs. Andrew Scherer debt, defendant files motion to rule plaintiff to security for costs.

Hood & Gordon vs. Wm. Greenwalt appeal from justice peace, dismissed by agreement at defendant's cost.

State of Missouri vs. William Cambron, indictment for neglect of duty as road overseer, continued as upon affidavit.

State of Missouri vs. Andrew Gorman, indictment for neglect of duty as road overseer, plea of not guilty, trial by the court and acquitted.

John M. Wilkins vs. Wm. Bradham civl action, interogatories filed against Jas. C. Noell, Jacob F. Killian and Samuel Wilkins, garnishee of the defendant.

George W. Hudson et al vs. Mary Nanny et al., partition, motion field to set aside sale of real estate.

John M. Wilikins vs. Wm. Bradham, civil action, motion to dismiss filed by defendant.

John Hof vs. John Layton, appeal from justice peace, dismissed at plaintiff's cost.

Anton Hunt, administrator of Wm. Litsch & Co., vs. Simeon Layton, suit on note, dismissed at the cost of plaintiff, and leave given to withdraw original cause of action by leaving certified copy on file.

State of Missouri vs. James Elder, indictment for failing to keep road in good repair, trial by the court, found guilty and fined $5, also in a similar case was fined $5.

Christopher Popp vs. estate of Simon Popp, deceased, appeal from probate court, dismissed at plaintiff's cost.

State of Missouri vs. Jas. W. Hart, information continued by the court.

Martin Reiss vs. Michael Zink, damages, defendant filed an amended answer.

H. C. Cole & Co. vs. Wm. Greenwalt, appeal from justice peace,m trial by the court and judgment for plaintiff for $29.05.

Charles K. Hayden et al, ex parte, partition, order of sale renewed.

State of Missouri vs. Lewis Beasley, recognizance from justice peace, defendant discharged.

State of Missouri vs. James Robinson, indictment for disturbing peace of person, plea of guilty and fined $5, and ordered to stand committed until fine and cost are paid.

State of Missouri vs. L. L. Douglas indictment for resisting officer in the execution of a state warrant, continued ry [sic] consent, recognizance taken in the sum of $300.

The case of Francis Maddock who shot John O'Brien, was before the court all day Wednesday. The witnesses were all examined, and on Wednesday night the case was argued by the attorneys.

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