Rankin Family History Project
Weekly Perryville Union
Perryville, Missouri, Friday, 13 August 1875
JUDGE CONRAD is lying quite sick at his residence.
THE FIRE COMPANY was out in force last Friday evening.
THANKS. -- Hon. Robt. A. Hatcher has our thanks for several volumes of the Congressional Globe.
SICKNESS. -- It is reported that there is considerable sickness in Bois Brule bottom at the present time.
THE HEADS of some Hungarian grass were shown us this week that measured each eight inches long.
BADLY HURT. -- A little boy fell twenty feet down an embankment at Chester last Friday, and was quite badly hurt.
BIRTH. -- A young blacksmith put in his appearance at the residence of Mr. John Klamp at Highland one day last week.
CELEBRATION. -- The colored folks of Chester had a celebration on Wednesday of last week. The anniversary of emancipation.
HIGH ! -- They have corn growing in Bois Brule bottom that measures twenty feet in height! We should like to know who can beat it.
A CHICKEN, having two heads and three eyes, was hatched on Mr. John Kradder's farm, six miles east of Perryville last week. Where's Barnum?
REPTILE. -- Mr. John Kradder, residing six miles east of Perryville, killed a snake a few days ago that measured just six and a half feet in length.
HOUSEKEEPING. -- John V. Noell, Esq. and lady moved into the residence recently purchased by Dr. Murphy west of Perryville, on Monday last.
ANOTHER BODY of a drowned boy whose name is M. L. Barnett, was taken out of the river near the mouth of the Okaw above Chester Monday of last week.
CLEANLINESS. -- Our efficient board of health has been round notifying persons to clean up and put things in a proper condition, and thus preserve health.
DAMAGED. -- While threshing wheat on Saturday evening last, the machine belonging to Messrs. Gagnepain & Freoux was so badly injured that a portion of it had to be sent to St. Louis for repairs.
TRANSFERS. -- Land belonging to Mr. Anton Kern, situated on Apple Creek in this county, was sold in Perryville last Saturday under a deed of trust, and Mr. Maurus Biehle became the purchaser at $2,400.
THE BEST WHEAT. -- Mr. Josiah A. Dean, residing nine miles northwest of Perryville, left at our office on Wednesday morning a sample of Tappahannock wheat raised upon his farm this year that can't be beat.
AN ACCIDENT. -- Mr. Stephen T. Moore, residing soem nine miles east of Perryville, while in the act of stepping off his porch on last Sunday morning, accidentally slippped and fell, hurting his left shoulder quite badly.
THIEVES ABOUT. -- A few days ago while Mr. John Cannon and family were absent from home, six miles southwest of Perryville, some unknown person entered his smoke house and carried off a lot of meat and onions.
A TOE OFF. -- John Cecil, son of Mr. Joseph Cecil, residing a few miles west of Perryville, met with a painful accident a few days since. -- While working about a wheel of a threshing machine, he had one of his big toes torn off.
NEW THRESHING MACHINES pass through our town nearly every day. Among others who have invested in new machines is Mr. Henry Huber, who has replaced the one that was burnt last week by a Buffalo Pitts thresher.
A GOOD HUNT. -- Mr. Henry F. Manning, residing two miles south of Perryville, visited the woods on Saturday week in search of game, and before he returned home killed just fourteen opossoms, and he says it wasn't a very good day for killing opossoms either.
MARRIED, at Wittenberg, by Jas. T. Greenwell, J. P. ...William T. Therman to Miss ... Jenkins.
Married, at Claryville, by Squire ... John W. ... to Miss Sophia Berks(?)
JUSTICE COURT. -- Two cases were brought before Esquire Halbrook's court last Friday afternoon, one of which was Andrew Nesslein, guardian and curator of Felix Brewer's heirs, vs. John Moran, for detention of real estate, but the case was continued, on application of the defendant.
MR. D. T. STANLEY, of Oak Ridge, Cape Girardeau county, visited our town last Saturday and at night addressed our citizens at the court house upon the subject of education. He pointed out the course that ought to be pursued in teaching young ideas how to shoot. Practical work is what is wanted in our schools.
BARELY SAVED. -- The Chester Tribune, of Wednesday morning, says: "Last Sunday two boys, in attempting to swim the river, opposite this city, were seized with cramp when within twenty feet of the Missouri shore, and but for the timely assistance of the skiff attending them must inevitably have gone to the bottom."
OUR NEW CONSTITUTION. -- With this issue of the Union we send our readers a supplement containing the New Constitution of Missouri
ANOTHER NEW BAND. -- A brass band is being organized near Wilkinson's Landing in this county, with W. R. Wilkinson as leader. -- This will make seven brass bands in Perry county, besides several string bands, and we believe places it a head of the rest of the State in musical organizations, as it has long been in several other things.
LADY DROWNED. -- We have been informed that a lady, whose name we have been unable to learn, was drowned above Allen's Landing one day last week. It seems she had seated herself in a skiff and began rowing across the river, and when about midway of the stream leaped overboard and found a watery grave. Her body has not yet been recovered.
A NARROW ESCAPE. -- A colored gentleman, residing in Bois Brule bottom, while attempting to cross a slough one day last week on horseback, came very near getting drowned. While in the water his horse became entagled in a grapevine, and he was compelled to dismount. Had it not been for timely assistance rendered him by Mr. Clement Knott, Jr., he would doubtless have found a watery grave.
DIED, on Monday evening, August 9th, 1875, at the residence of her parents, seven miles southeast of Perryville, Pearl Gilletta, youngest daughter of Mr. Robert M. and Mrs. Louisa Slaughter, aged one year and five months.
DIED, on Wednesday, August 4th, 1875, at her residence ten miles north east of Perryville, Mrs. -- Wilkins.
DIED, on Saturday, August 7, 1875 at the residence of her parents, Jinnie Mattingly, aged 22 months.
PERSONAL. -- Mr. Patrick Monaghan, accompanied by his family, left for Chester Ills., last Sunday on a visit to relatives.
Father Downing who has been on a visit to Iowa on business, has just returned.
Mr. John T. McBride, of Chester, was in town on Thursday of last week, on business.
Dr. F. A. Goff left our town on Tuesday last for Bollinger Mill, in Bollinger county, where he has permanently located.
J. Perry Johnson, Esq. and Mr. Thos. G. Chadwick, of Chester, were in town last Tuesday on business.
Mr. Richard Heritege left for St. Louis on business last Sunday and returned on Wednesday.
THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER is receding and it is not likely to be as high again for a long time. The late rise done considerable mischief in the low lands in the Mississippi valley, the loss in some localities being very heavy, but the loss in our county will not be very great, though some of the low lands were overflowed, some of which we made mention in these columns last week. Since then Mr. Robert F. Gatewood, residing at Bailey's Landing, tells us that he had some twenty acres of corn under water; also a few acres upon Jones island were ..., several acres of land belonging [to] Mr. Aaron Hagan was flooded; also Mr. Isaac Meredith sustained some damage to the land, ... by late high water.
HEAVY FIRE. -- A threshing machine belonging to Messrs. Henry Huber and Raymond Schindler was destroyed by fire on Friday on last week, under the following circumstances: The straw which accumulated during the process of threshing, had been dragged but a short distance from the machine, and being in the way, it was set on fire. -- By noon it was nearly all consumed, and the fire was supposed to be out when the hands went to dinner ht Mr. Joseph Huber's about one-half mile from where the machine was standing. At one o'clock two boys started for the threshing place, and in about ten minutes they returned, stating that there was nothing left of the thresher but the iron work, which proved to be the case, the fire having, from some cause got a fresh start while the men were at dinner. Besides the thresher Mr. Henry Huber lost a two-horse wagon and about thirty bushels of wheat. Mr. Joseph Huber also lost a wagon. Total loss about $800.
AN AGED LADY GONE. -- The oldest lady in Perry county has departed this life. Died, on Thursday evening, August 5th, 1875, at the residence of Mrs. Mary E. Hagar, two miles south of Perryville, Mrs. Mary Saddler aged ninety-nine years. The deceased was born in Lincoln county, North Carolina on the 15th day of August, 1776, and emigrated to Missouri when it was yet a territory, and settled in Perry county, nine miles northeast of Perryville, where she resided a greater portion of her life. She had five children, all of whom she outlived, her husband departing this life some twenty years ago. The subject of this notice has witnessed many incidents in the history of this country. But a few days after our national independence was declared she was born and she remembered well the struggle between this nation and Great Britton [sic] in 1812-14; and could tell something about the war with Mexico in 1847. She lived to see the greatest civil war of modern times fought upon the continent of America, and peace once more restored to our country.
County Court Proceedings
Wednesday, August 4th. -- In the case of M. H. Milster, applicant to change Farrar's Landing road, the report of the commissioner was rejected, and he ordered to resurvey and make report of said change.
Sheriff made report of sale of Wm. Drury's land which was approved.
Thursday, August 5th. -- A petition was presented by citizens of Bois Brule for a new road from Claryville to the foot of the hill near the residence of Wm. E. Dean, which was read and commissioner ordered to view and mark out.
A large petition was presented by the people of Perry county, asking the court to build the raccoon bridge out of public funds, and Robert F. Gatewood was appointed commissioner.
The bonds of road overseers E. L. Adams, N. J. Tucker, Jos. Taylor, Ireneius Brown and Ignatius Tlaff were approved and filed.
Dramshop petitions were presented and approved.
The Collector's quarterly settlements were entered and approved.
The following allowances were made: To N. Guth, sheriff, $31.50; to Winchell & Ebert $404.40; to C. A. Weber, clerk, $136.80; to same for road tax book $80; to Judge Abernathy $20; to Joseph Taylor for V. Parres $8.
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