Rankin Family History Project
Weekly Perryville Union
Perryville, Missouri, Friday, 14 September 1877
Dental Notice. -- L. P. Ruff, Resident Dentist, Perryville, will visit Arnsburg on Tuesday, Sept. 18th, and remain 7 days; Appleton on Monday, the 14th, and remain 4 days.
A PICNIC was one of the pleasures enjoyed by a few of our young people last Tuesday.
THE BRICK WORK on James S. Javaux's residence has been completed and the carpenters are now at the wood work.
FRUIT DRYING. -- A very large amount of peaches will be dried this year in our county; more than for several years.
JUDGE BENNETT has peaches growing on his property, west of Perryville, which measure over nine inches in circumference.
"CABBAGE HEADS", of the regular mammoth sort, have been produced in our county this season, however, we have a "productive soil."
SLAYED. -- A few days since Silvester Manning, residing one and a half mile west of Perryville, slayed just twenty serpents in a few minutes time.
NEXT MONDAY the Randolph county circuit court convenes at Chester, and from the Tribune we learn that the docket contains 152 law, 148 chancery and 15 criminal cases.
A CHANGE. -- John Cole and family moved into the dwelling belonging to the estate of Wm. Litsch on the Chester road, Father Stulz having rented the property belonging to Mrs. Block.
THE CITE for the penitentiary across the river, will be a short distance from Chester, on the bluff way above high water, and is to cost graded in accordance with the directions of the board eighteen thousand dollars.
STATE UNIVERSITY. -- We have received a copy of the report of the 35th catalogue of the above institution. The school was founded in the year 1820 and organized in 1840. It appears to be in a flourishing condition.
THE SQUIRRELS, (the mischievous little animals) have already ascertained the whereabouts of the good "patches" of corn in our county, and commenced feasting upon the same. These raids are made about this season of the year.
BITTEN BY A SNAKE. -- A little boy and girl, children of John Vessels, residing about nine miles north of Perryville, while on their way home last Saturday were bitten on the feet by a spread head snake, but the wounds will not prove serious.
MARRIED, on Sunday evening, September 9th, 1877, at St. Mary's Seminary by Father Laviseri, Mr. Peter Hoffman to Miss Mary A. Huber.
Married, on Saturday, Sept. 8th, 1877, at Wilkinson's Landing, by Rev. John Rolens, Mr. James H. Johnson to Miss Lucinda C. Smith.
A RATTLESNAKE. -- John Dewein, living about two and a half miles east of Perryville, killed the "Boss" snake a few days ago. It was eight feet and three inches in length, nearly nine inches in circumference, and had thirteen rattles and two buttons. This snake had been a terror to the neighborhood for some time.
A RUNAWAY. -- A team belonging to Mrs. Elizabeth Keel, living five miles north of Perryville, while engaged plowing the other day got into a yellow jackets nest, frightening the animals and caused them to exercise home. They leaped over the fence, leaving the plow and most of the gearing behind, and lit out for more congenial quarters.
AN ACCIDENT. -- On Saturday evening last a son of Cassimere Chappuis residing one half mile north of Perryville, met with quite an accident. While engaged cutting oats with a new cutting machine, one of his arms (just above the elbow) was caught in a wheel, which tore away the shirt sleeve and a piece of flesh from the arm, inflicting a severe and painful wound, though not a serious one.
BIRTH. -- A little boy stopped at the residence of George A. Hayden, five miles north of Perryville last Sunday.
A little boy called at the home of Clement Schindler, Jr., three quarters of a mile northeast of Perryville last Sunday.
A little boy stopped at the residence of Mich. Fassold, four and a half miles south of Perryville, on the 6th inst.
PERSONAL. -- Messrs. Chas. Hesse and F. Weissbrodt of Appleton were in Perryville last Saturday, the former with a cargo of flour.
John H. Nicholson, Esq., left for St. Louis last Sunday morning on business.
James C. Noell is attending the Bollinger county circuit court, now in session at Marble Hill. Dr. L. P. Ruff left for St. Louis on business last Tuesday.
WELL ATTENDED. -- The session of the Perry County Teacher's Institute held at this place last week was pretty well attended. Those competent to judge say that it was the most successful Institute ever held in this county. This speaks well for our teachers, and we are proud to note the fact, that we are not behind any portion of Southeast Missouri in point of good schools, and this is, we believe, due to the good, earnest teachers.
TRUSTEE SALES. -- On Saturday afternoon last a tract of land situated near St. Mary's belonging to Lunsford Ellis, was sold under a deed of trust, William Furth becoming the purchaser, he paying six hundred dollars for the same.
On the same evening the interest of Simon L. Duvall in the Silver Lake mill property was sold under a deed of trust, and John C. McBride being the highest bidder, became the purchaser, eight hundred dollars being his bid.
THE WRONG MEDICINE. -- A young gentleman not residing a great distance west of Perryville, a few nights ago, feeling quite unwell, and having some pills in the house, concluded to take a dose of them, and try their virtue, and accordingly gently raised the cover of a pill box, and removed, as he supposed, a pill, and after considerable labor he succeeded in swallowing it. On examination soon after he discovered that instead of a pill he had swallowed a gold shirt button. The patient still liveth.
TWO MORE MURDERS have been committed across the river in Rudolph county. On the 30th ult., in the village of Blair, an altercation took place between three men, n an individual name John Stuart struck Thomas Maxwell on the head with the butt of a gun, crushing his skull, from the effects of which he died. The other murder was committed near Sparta. Two colored persons got into a quarrel when one of the negroes named Neal was stabbed by Beckett, who survived but a short time after the deed was perpetrated. Both of the murderers are in the Chester jail.
DESERVES CREDIT. -- Joseph Taylor, the road overseer on the Greenville road, in district five, has just completed an excellent piece of work on that public highway. All bad placed have been properly doctored, and th road has been placed in a first rate condition. One thousand two hundred loads of gravel have been used in fixing the road, and the traveller passing that way need not have any fears of a smashup. or of getting stuck in mud, but then Joe is one of those sort of men who believes that if a thing is worth doing at all, it is worth doing well, and such has been the case in this instance.
INVESTIGATIONS being the order of the day, Randolph county has just passed through a little one, the job being bossed by Messrs. John S. Detrich and William Schuchert of Chester, their report occupying a space of six and a half columns in the Tribune of the 5th inst. The report shows that "there is due county treasury from the county clerk the sum $739.71, and from the late sheriff $880.13, and from the treasurer and assessor $41.71, from the paid earnings of their offices in excess of their fixed compensation, and that the earnings remaining unpaid, which ought to go into the county treasury when paid, amounts to $18,438.68 after payment of the clerk of the circuit court of the balance due him from the earnings of his office."
DIED, on Tuesday, Sept. 4th, 1877, at the residence of his parents in Bois Brule bottom, a son of Mr. Narius Cissell.
We will think of thee, dear Charley
In thy glorious happy home;
Where with angels who art waiting
For thy earthy parents to come.
We will think of thee, dear Charley,
When our hearts are sad and sore,
And rejoice, to think that thou are free
From pain and suffering ever more.
We will think of thee, dear Charley,
On bending down at prayer,
And feel that one bright angel
Is pleading for us there.
We will think of thee, dear Charley,
When the pleasant spring has come,
And plant the roses round they grave,
And watch to see them bloom.
We will think of thee, dear Charley,
As one that's gone before,
And try to wait a few brief years,
When we will meet to part no more.
C. M. C.
St. Mary's Items.
EDITOR UNION: The river is falling.
The weather continues cool and amp. Last Sunday was a very wet day in these parts, it having rained a greater part of the day.
The ordinance spoken of in the last issue of the Union, went into effect last Sunday, and it was quite visible. Our town presented the appearance of having just recovered from an invasion by the crusaders.
Business and enterprise continues to be the leading characteristics among the citizens of this place.
L. J. Moore has gone into the tonsorial business, and he can be found at his post on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning.
Leon Bogy treating his ware house and store building to a coat of paint.
Charles Lunsford is making preparations to erect a dwelling house on his property, the foundation for the same being completed.
Phillip Karst formerly of St. Louis but now a citizen of this place, has entered into partnership with John Tlapek & Son. The firm will here after be known as J. Tlapek & Co. They are enterprising men. They contemplate building a ware house at an early ate, in order to make ample room to store away all kinds of article.
Messrs. Tyson & Co. have taken up their abode in St. Mary, and are about to open up a new enterprise, which, no doubt, will be a success. -- They have in course of erection a custom mill, saw mill and handle factory combined. The machinery is on the grounds, and set ready for operation, as soon as the building is completed. They have a tubular boiler and a twenty horse engine, which they feel confident, will be capable of doing the required work. -- They are gentlemen of sterling integrity, and seem confident that their enterprise will be a success. In about two or three weeks the hills and dales around St. Mary's will reverberate with the "music" produced by Tyson & Co.'s steam whistle.
St. Mary, Sept. 11th, 1877
EDITOR UNION: One hundred loads of wheat were hauled to town last Saturday.
Those of our citizens who attended the Ste. Genevieve Fair, say it was not up to its usual standard.
Prof. Parks, the ventriloquist, is h[er]e, and entertained two large audiences.
[C]ullen Brown of Wisconsin, is here visiting relatives and friends.
... S. Lawbaugh and lady and Miss H...e Mattingly left yesterday for the home of Mr. Lawbaugh's boyhood to spend a few weeks with relatives.
[Mis]s Harriet Rozier of St. Louis was in our midst, but returned last Sat[urd]ay.
F[ran]k Smith who has been visiting [his] father lately, returned Monday [nig]ht.
Jo[s.] H. Getz is building a fine resid[enc]e.
Th[os.] Brewster, Michael Kenner, John ... and Fred. Geer are registere[d fo]r Texas.
Joh...aldwell is sowing wheat.
Pea[che]s that weigh ten ounces, and ... on Jules Rozier's farm, were p[rese]nted to us by J. L. Pratte.
Mr. ...penurg's family is in St. Louis [on a] visit.
There [is] talk of the C. & I. M. R. R. bein[g co]mpleted in a few months.
Mike [...]lly, pilot of the steamer Grand ... No. 2, stepped ashore on Monday, and his many friends were gla[d to] see him.
Died, on Tuesday Sept. 11th, '77, Wm. Co...
St. Mary, Sept. 12th, 1877
COME ONE COME ALL, and secure the full worth of your money ! A GRAND FAIR AND PICNIC will be held at Silver Lake for the benefit of the Catholic Church, now in the course of erection, on the 24TH AND 25TH OF SEPTEMBER. The 24th will be dedicated to the Fair and picnic and the 25th will be devoted to a grand shooting match for the championship of Perry county. There will be three divisions in the ...shot for. In the first division those ...win the prize will be excluded from the second and third chances and so to the...
Proceedings of the County Teachers' Institute.
Wednesday morning, Sept. 5th. -- Minutes read and approved. Music by Miss S. E. ...; D. W. Crow illustrated his method of teaching Topical Geography and Physical Geography by D. C. Farrar, after which a lively discussion followed. United States history was presented by A. N. Huff in a very entertaining manner; music by Miss ... E. Bowman.
Afternoon. -- M... Miss Emma Bowman; civil government was presented by W. T... This subject brought out a discussion' school government ... well investigated by G. W. Crow, and the discussion upon the ... called out the opinions of nea... the members present. George Conrad of Marble Hill was invited to address the Institute upon the subject, and responded in a very entertaining manner. Rev. Albert Jump offered some good thoughts upon the subject.
Night. -- The exercises of the evening were opened with music by cC. K. Hayden, Carrie Klein and Fred. Klein; selections were read by Katie McAtee and Clara Gale.
L. P. Leonard delivered a lecture upon the relative position of parent and teacher, and the relation of teachers to the profession. His remarks were highly practical and bore heavily upon those teachers who manifest indifference towards their obligations.
Miss Carrie Klein read a selection Miss Sallie Bowman conducted music. After a recess of a few minutes the chair, at request of the audience called upon Misses Sallie and Emma Bowman to give a second rendering of the duet, "Sing to me Robin," sung by them the evening before . -- This they did to the delight of all.
Judge Wm. H. Bennett lectured upon "Universal Education, the only means of perpetuating Free Government." His position was fully sustained by illustrations of all governments of any note that have existed from Greece and Rome down to the present time.
Rev. Albert Jump addressed the teachers upon their duties. The parson has had some experience as a teacher, and he is a warm friend of our school system.
The exercises were concluded with music, a song " Nearer Home," which was well executed by Miss Carrie Klein, Fred. Klein and C. K. Hayden.
The Chair, in behalf of the teachers tender their thanks to those citizens of Perryville for the part they took to make the session a success.
On motion the Institute adjourned to meet on the second Monday in April next.
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