Rankin Family History Project
Weekly Perryville Union
Perryville, Missouri, Friday, 13 July 1877
A FAMILY of ... passed through Perryville last S... morning, en route for the West.
AT HOME. -- Jacob Dewein moved in to his new dwelling in St. Mary's street on the 5th inst.
DON'T trouble Co... Prevallet's fence, for it is a dangerous business, as somebody might ...
THE ATTENTION of administrators and curators are called to the rules of the Probate Court in this issue.
J. C. NOELL and family one day last week, moved into the house recently occupied by Dr. Ruff ... Main street.
BIRTH. -- A little boy stopped at the residence of Felix Cissell, a few miles north of Perryville, on the 3d inst.
GREEN CUCUMBERS, but not...cholera morbus, have made their presence in these parts, and ... are a n... vegetable.
A GRANARY. -- Dr. Shelby is erecting a wheat granary near his residence on his farm, sixteen feet long, twelve feet wide and twelve feet in height
THE HEATED TERM. -- Several of our agricultural friends were some what effected by the heat last Friday, though they were not seriously injured.
DIED, on Thursday, July 5th, 1877 at the residence of her parents near Raccoon bridge, in this county, Rosine Henrietta, daughter of Mr. John C. and Mrs. Lena Ochs, aged eight years.
THE MONUMENT was placed in position at the grave of Mr. Wm. Litsch a few days ago, where it will rest for ages. The monument is a beautiful and tasty piece of workmanship, and is the most costly one in the county.
CHANGE OF RESIDENCE. -- Dr. L. P. Ruff and family now occupy the the Gotto building opposite Dr. Mann's property, they having taken possession of the same on Thursday of last week. A nice and very pleasant location.
BASE BALL. -- The Anchors didn't come to time, but the First and Second Nines of Perryville played a game last Sunday afternoon on their grounds, and the First Nine made twenty-two tallies, while the Second Nine made five tallies.
TO HIS MEMORY. -- Mrs. John Wilkinson, residing in Salem Township, in this county, has just contracted for a beautiful marble monument, to be placed at the grave of her late deceased husband. We understand it will cost some thing over six hundred dollars.
THE WONDER of the nineteenth century. -- One of our prominent Squires frightens an innocent sheep to death! A greater wonder still, illustrated to demonstration that the present century is superior to all preceding; because a hopeful young man got ahead of a mule. AVON.
PERSONAL. -- Dr. Strong and lady of St. Mary's, was in Perryville last Monday visiting friends.
Mrs. Young of Chester, mother of Mrs. Dr. Mann, arrived in Perryville last Saturday on a visit.
Dr. J. W. Hall left here Wednesday last, and will go to the lone star state, to practice his profession.
A CHILD DROWNED. -- We are told that on Monday of last week, while William Houck, who resides on our southern borders, was engaged hauling wheat, had one of his children drowned. It appears that the father drove his team across a stream, and the child, afoot, attempted to follow the team when it was drowned.
JUSTICE COURT. -- On Saturday last at 8:15 A. M., John J. Seibel and Nich. Guth left for Wittenberg, arriving there, a suit for debt was disposed of, and lawyer Joseph Greenwell was beaten, when the two first mentioned parties set out for Perryville, arriving here at 11 o'clock P. M. the same day. Rapid travelling that.
HUGE ONIONS. -- Joseph N. Vallroy, residing four miles north of Perryville, raised quite a fine quantity of onions this season, some being a little larger than we have been in the habit of seeing. One of them measured four inches in diameter, or twelve inches in circumference. -- Can any of our farmers beat that vegetable?
A heavy yield of wheat has been made in Ste. Genevieve county.
BARELY ESCAPED. -- August Feltz, residing seven miles north of Perryville, while working about a wheat stack a few days ago, was just in the act of taking up a bundle of wheat with his hands, when he discovered a huge black snake (something less than ten feet in length) stretched near by, ready to make a victim of him, but providentially he escaped uninjured.
HUNGRY. -- Some person recently entered the dwelling of John Endres, four miles north of Perryville, and finding a well filled safe of cooked provisions, appeased the appetite, and then left without returning even thanks. Mr. Endres says he would rather hungry individuals would call when some of the family is at home to wait on them. It would certainly be more honest.
WHEAT HARVEST. -- As we said in a former issue, the wheat crop in our county has not panned out as many bushels to the acre as it was thought it would some days before harvest commenced, however, a very respectable yield has been made, and if our farmers receive fair prices for what they have to dispose of, they will have but little room to grumble and prices will likely be good.
BITTEN BY A DOG. -- On Monday evening last, while Herbert, our youngest little boy, was playing about the premises of Wm. Kahmke, near the Perryville Mills, a vicious and dangerous dog belonging to him broke loose and made at our little boy, biting him in five or six places injuring him quite badly, and had not assistance arrived when it did he would most likely have been killed.
BURGLARS ABOUT. -- On Wednesday and Thursday nights of last week some unknown person endeavored to gain an entrance in to some of the dwellings in Perryville, but fortunately failed to accomplish his ... Booty is what the rogue was after, and as there can be no ha[rm] in being watchful as well as prepared for the coming of such fellows, our citizens should keep on the l[ookou]t.
SNAKE BITTEN. -- Joseph S. Duvall, re[sidin]g some three and a half miles n[orth] of Perryville, while busily eng[aged in] plowing corn on the 3d inst., w[as bi]tten on the right leg by what is [kno]wn as a "spread head" serpant [sic] ... his leg to swell up to nearly ... times ... usual size, which gave him some pain. An antidote was at once applied, and the injured limb [return]ed to its proper proportions, and [he is] able to be about.
SHOULD A CITIZEN keep a vicious sort of a dog that is dangerous, that ... at any moment might attack any innocent child that may come upon [the] premises, and tear it in pieces? [Is there] any necessity for this? We [think] not! Such dogs should have a short existence. In a neighborhood like Perryville where the children are passing about so freely, and visiting each other, [such] a dog ought to be put where he [will] do the least harm.
THE APPLETON FLOURING MILL. -- [An] old friend, Mr. Charles Hesse, [was] in Perryville last Saturday with [a] lot of flour, manufactured by ... his mill in the village of Appleton, near our county line, whose advertisement will be found in another column. There is no better ... in the state, he having been ... in the business for a long [span] of years. His flour will be ... at the store of John H. Simpson Co., in Perryville.
SILICA OR CHALK. -- Alben Prost, [residing] four and a half miles south... Perryville, while out prospecting on his property a few days [and] discovered quite a large [deposit] of silica or chalk. There exists ... quantity of this article on his [land] and he proposes to find out [what] it] really is. He has shipped a [sample] to the city of St. Louis for [the pur]pose of ascertaining whether [it's sili]ca or chalk, and in a short [time we] shall know what it is.
INVITATION. -- A large black ser[pent] invaded John Endres' spring [one day] last week, and frightening [Mr. En]dres (who came after water) ...to examine the balance ..., but right "there's where [I made] a mistake," for he had only ... a short distance when he [saw the] reserve force, consisting of [En]dres and a stout pole. The ... short, sharp and decisive, ... in the death of his snake ... proved to be over seven feet in length.
Died in Fredericktown, July 1st, ... Louisa Schulte, aged 28 years ... months and 10 days.
THE FOURTH IN SALINE TOWNSHIP. -- Early on Wednesday morning of last week people commenced flocking to a point near Gregory Brewer's residence, a few miles from the village of Brewersville, and by noon quite a large and respectable number of citizens of Saline Township had assembled upon the pleasure grounds to enjoy and amuse themselves. There was a rotary swing there, and it was kept in constant motion throughout the day, and not a few passed "around the circle."
Refreshments of various kinds were upon the grounds, where all who felt inclined to replenish the inner man had every opportunity presented of so doing. A sumptuous repast was partaken of at the proper hour and it was well enjoyed. The afternoon was agreeably and pleasantly whiled away, amid the very best of good feeling, nothing transpiring, to our knowledge, to mar the feelings of any one. After the king of day passed beyond the western horizon, music was struck up and dancing commenced in real earnest, which was kept up until a late hour. We learn from those who attended the party that everything passed off very pleasant, and all participants returned to their respective homes, feeling better for having been there. The 4th of July, 1877, will long be remembered by the people of that part of our county.
The Fourth at Apple Creek.
A committee was appointed some time ago to make arrangements for a celebration, and to get up a programme for the occasion. The committee deserves credit for the manner in which it discharged its trust. A beautiful grove on the banks of the creek near Mr. Joseph Eddlemon's residence was chosen as the place for the celebration. A tastefully constructed stage was erected, in front of which were seats to accommodate a large audience, but they proved to be about half-enough so large was the attendance. The streaming pride of Columbia's lovely stars and stripes floating from a height of sixty-five feet serenely over all. -- Plenty of that which refreshes and invigorates, but nothing that intoxicates was on the ground.
The programme consisted of the reading of the Declaration of Independence by Jesse Crow, and music "Independence Day" by the chorus choir, followed by an oration by D. W. Crow then followed the regular stage performances, declamations and dialogues interspersed with bursts of thrilling music. The lively voices of young men, the tender notes of maidens shaded by the deep tones of the organ rising above those grand old trees and echoing along the hill tops produced a literal rendering of that sublime invocation in our national anthem:
"Let music swell the breeze,
And ring from all the trees,
Sweet freedom's song;
Let mortal tongues awake,
Let all that breathe partake
Let rocks their silence break
The sound prolong."
Just before noon Mr. L. G. Leonard lately of St. Joseph, Mo., but now a resident of our county, was called to the stand. Mr. Leonard responded in a well timed speech. The past of our country was reviewed, the present out look and the signs of the times with their bearing upon the future were noted. The speaker evidently has not lost faith in humanity nor American institutions.
Dinner was announced and soon the grove was dotted with snow white table cloths covered with the choicest viands to which everybody showed a disposition to do justice. After dinner our friends from Perryville, Dr. Mann, Dr. Ruff and lady, Rev. Albert Jump and lady, entertained the audience with good music. We should be glad to notice the performance separately, but where all was so good, it is useless. The exercises were closed with a speech by the Rev. A. Jump. His remarks were well received, as they deserved to be by an appreciative audience. Great credit is due Messrs. M. L. and J. A. Eddlemon, A. T. Crow, P. G. Conrad and the Misses S. E. and E. C. Bowman for the part they performed toward making the celebration a success. Long live our nation's day, and long may they remain to celebrate it.
Silver Lake News
EDITOR UNION: This week wheat ... commences.
Mrs. Y... lost a fine horse a... here last week...
Mrs. Moore of St... town was here last Saturday, and will [be] with us a few days.
Silver Lake has been a quiet little town since the late thunder burst.
Blackberries are now ripe and very plentiful.
The Union is gaining ground at this place.
Wheat is not turning out well.
Your correspondent will be absent for a few weeks.
Health is good here at present.
Silver Lake, July 10th, 1877
St. Mary's Items
EDITOR UNION: Mosquitoes keep people in the bottoms busy.
About six hundred barrels of salt and fifty kegs of nails were received by some of our merchants on Wednesday of last week.
Messrs. J. Tlapek & Son have on hand a large quantity of lumber.
The Anchor B. B. C. are going to Perryville, and lay it across the Centrals. The Anchors have been playing some fine games lately.
Miss Athala Rozier of Ste. Genevieve is in town visiting relatives.
The mill started up on Saturday last, and will no doubt manufacture flour until next May. Wheat is coming in rapidly, and notwithstanding the mill's immense storing capacity, it will be compelled to run night and day.
E. L. Lawbaugh, our P. M., yesterday took passage on the Chester for the "Future Great."
The Elliott with her familiar whistle, has retired from the Grand Tower trade,and the fine steamer City of Chester takes her place. The Elliott's crew is on the Chester.
Messrs. Tlapek & Martar are now engaged selling beef, vegetables, &c. on 2d street, just one door south of Difani's Hall.
Threshing is the order of the day with the rustics.
R. V. Brown is building a fine dwelling, about two miles out on the Perryville and St. Mary's should be macadamized road.
Yours, Old Wop.
St. Mary, July 11th, 1877
Circuit Court Proceedings
1st. Administrators and executors, guardians and curators are required to make their settlements of the estates in their hands at the first term of the Probate Court, after the end of one year after the grant of letters or appointment, and at the corresponding term of such court every year thereafter, until the estates are finally settled and a continuance of a settlement from term to term, will not excuse them from making their settlements every year, at the regular term.
2d. Administrators and executors are required to make final settlements a... the first term after the end of two years from the date of letters, unless for good cause the court will allow longer time
3d. Settlements of executors and administrators, among other things shall contain a true account of all monies by them collected, from whom and on what account collected, the amount of interest collected on each claim, for what time and the rate per centum and shall be verified by affidavit, (see page 61 session acts of 1874.
4th. Guardians and curators shall at each settlement chard themselves with all money and interest received, and shall make a report of the propositions made of their ward's estate, stating"
1st. To whom loaned and rate of interest
2d. If secured by real estate,the description, value and location
3d. If secured by personal security, the names of the security
4th. If not loaned, whether on deposit or used by curator.
5th. Settlements may be continued for good cause upon affidavit.
6th. Guardians and curators may substitute a written affidavit for settlement when no fund or interest have been received, or disbursements made.
7th. In all settlements disbursements must be supported by vouchers properly itemized. All such settlements must have the No. of the settlement and No. of the file endorsed thereon.
[8th.] Every executor, administrator or curator, in making settlement, must first state the style of the case in substance as follows:
Raphael Hamlin, dec'ed
In the Probate court of Perry county, ---------- term, 1877
9th. Curators desiring to make final settlements of their ward's estates are required in file an exhibit of such settlements in the court three months and to give notice in some newspaper.
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