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Weekly Perryville Union
Perryville, Missouri, Friday, 16 November 1877


CORN is selling at thirty-five cents to fifty cents per bushel in this neighborhood.

A DEER was killed recently by Augustus Walker, and it was quite a large one.

THAT THANKSGIVING Turkey has failed to put in its appearance on our premises.

THE FUR Season has about opened in this section, and furs are already in demand.

HOOSS HOTEL had a valuable improvement added to it this week in the shape of a brick flue.

THE BRICK Work on the residence of H. P. Colins, south of the public square, has been commenced.

Just received by Jules Rozier at St. Mary's, 50 barrels of Louisville Cement.

BIRTH. -- A little girl called at the residence of Luke J. Hutcheson in Perryville on Thursday evening of last week.

MARRIED, on Tuesday, Nov. 13th, 1877, at the residence of her parents on the Saline, by Squire Maddock, Mr. James Hudson to Miss Mary Erwin.

Married, on Tuesday, November 6th, 1877, Mr. Lawrence H. Tucker to Miss Laura Tucker.

  Baby Buggy

IMPROVEMENT. -- Jos. N. Vallroy has just erected a new building on his premises, four miles north of Perryville.

MOVED. -- Last Monday Mrs. Vermast moved into her new brick residence, in south Perryville, and is now at home.

A FAIR will be held on Wednesday next to raise funds to liquidate a portion of the debt held against the Catholic school building in Perryville.

PARTIES. -- Several dancing parties were given in our county during the past week, and the young folks were presented a splendid chance to exercise themselves.

RELIGIOUS SERVICES. -- The Presbyterians commenced a protracted meeting at Brazeau Church Thursday of last week, and considerable interest was manifested.

BURNED. -- Recently a little girl, daughter of Jefferson Yount, residing near Yount's store, while playing about the yard, ran over some hot ashes, and had one of her feet badly burned.

AMPUTATED. -- Drs. Barnes & Bush performed a surgical operation on John Swan a few days ago. The middle finger on his left hand had been badly injured, so much so, that amputation became necessary.

WELL ATTENDED. -- In a previous issue of the Union we noticed the opening of the public school at Highland by David W. Crow, teacher. -- We now learn that the daily attendance is above fifty scholars. This is good for a country school.

CHANGED HANDS. -- Not long since the sheriff of Randolph county sold the rolling stock of the Iron Mountain, Chester and Eastern railroad for taxes, and Z. T. Cole became the purchaser at $6,032.90. The costs and taxes amount to $7,033.

LAND TRANSFER. -- One day last week William D. Counts purchased of Patrick Williams 115 acres of land situated two miles west of Younts' store, paying $400 for the same.

Henry Yount, Jr. bought of Christian Hahn 14 acres of land near his store paying $140 for it.

ALL ABOARD. -- There appears to be no further doubt about it construction. The Chester and Iron Mountain railroad is a fixed and certain fact, as work has already been commenced upon it.

SUIT FOR DEBT. -- On the 27th ult. a suit was brought by Raphael Tucker against Joseph Fenwick for debt, before Squire Moore, at Brewersville, but al parties not being ready the case was postponed until last Saturday. The case was called up and after some evidence was take[n] and arguments made, the cause was sent to the circuit court.

RANDOLPH COUNTY ELECTION. -- On Tuesday of last week an election was held in Randolph county for the purpose of electing certain county officers with the following result: -- For county judge Murphy, Independent; for county clerk Harmer, Independent; for assessor and treasurer Altregge, Democrat; for superintendent of public schools Spurgeon, Democrat.

POTATOES. -- On Saturday last old uncle Peter Dean, residing a short distance northwest of Perryville, presented us with a lot of Irish potatoes which he raised on his farm this year. The crop was planted on the 14th of June last, and have just been gathered. One potato measured ten inches in circumference one way, and eleven inches another way. A pretty respectable Irish potato.

THE RACCOON BRIDGE was completed on Wednesday of last week. The work of this structure was superintended by our worth citizen, Robert F. Gatewood, and he took particular care to see that a good job was executed. Teams are now daily crossing the bridge, and the people of that portion of the county have long needed a safe and substantial bridge at that point, and we congratulate them upon securing this valuable improvement.

BAGS OF MONEY. -- On Monday last wile tearing down an old chimney attached to the building, once the residence of Francis Miles, Sr., Jos. Seemes, a grandson of his, found two bags of money. One contained just $220.50 in gold coin, while the other contained $16.80 in silver coin. Just when it was placed where it was found, or how long it had been there is not known. It is quite a treasury, and it will be distributed among twelve original heirs.

Jules Rozier has 300 barrels of Salt on hand at St. Mary's.

CHOAKED TO DEATH. -- A gentleman residing in Bois Brule bottom, concluded to take a hunt, and accordingly borrowed a neighbor's horse and started out in pursuit of game. Having reached a point where he supposed the desired game might be found, he alighted from his steed and hitching him to a tree, started out to bag his prey, but not meeting with very good success, he returned to where he hitched his horse, and found the animal in the agonies of death. He was choaked to death, so we are told.

DIED, on Tuesday, November 6th, 1877, at the residence of his parents at four and a half miles north of Perryville, a child of John Cissell (colored) aged two years.

Died, on Saturday morning, Nov. 10th, 1877, at the residence of his parents in Perryville, Lewis, youngest son of Mr. Henry G. and Mrs. Louis M. Kiesler, aged about five months.

PERSONAL. -- Dr. Mann, Mr. John Kiefner and his son started to St. Louis, for the purpose of consulting Dr. E. H. Gregory in the case of John Kiefner, Jr., who has been suffering with a diseased bone in one of his legs for many months, last Sunday.

Messrs. M. H. Davis and A. W. Davis of Prairie City, Iowa, accompanied by their wives, arrived in Perryville o Friday last, on a visit to their sister, Mrs. Dr. Ruff, and while here, gave the Union a call.

Mrs. Lang, mother of John J. Lang, who has been spending some months with relatives in Illinois, returned here last Sunday.

Miss Annie Burnes of Chester, Illinois, accompanied by Mr. Henry Evans, arrived in Perryville last Tuesday morning, visiting Mr. Jas. Burgee's family.

John R. Moore, of Claryville, was in town last Monday on business.

TEACHERS' CONVENTION. -- To the Teachers of Perry County, Mo: The teachers and friends of education of this county are respectfully solicited to meet in convention, at the court house in Perryville, on Saturday, the 24th inst. at 1 o'clock P. M. The object of this meeting, among other things of importance to the teachers of Perry county, is to secure a representation of our county at the District Teachers' Association, which is to meet at Piedmont, Wayne county, Dec. 26th. Let our teachers attend the convention.

Respectfully, D. W. CROW,
School Commissioner.

THE PLATONIAN DEBATING Society met, pursuant to adjournment, Hon. Wm. H. Bennett in the chair. The society seems to be flourishing, as there was a crowded house, and the question thoroughly presented in all its points. The regular debate was decided in favor of the resolution. The discussion in the irregular debate was very heated, and was decided in favor of the negative. H. C. Horner, Esq., of Chester was invited to speak, and responded in logical arguments in favor of capital punishment, which was well received by the society. The music was well rendered. The question for discussion next Tuesday evening, is this: "Resolved, that novel reading has an immoral tendency." Affirmative, D. C. Farrar and J. B. Cashion; negative, C. K. Hayden and P. F. Halbrook. The ladies should take part in the irregular discussion of the question, as they know more of novel reading than men.


Dogtrot Items.

EDITOR UNION: Farmers in this part of the county have finished putting in wheat, and are now engaged hauling. Old winter is hovering around and will soon take up his residence with us.

H. F. Quick has purchased a nice five octave organ, and intends to have music.

Blair & Co. have gone to St. Louis to purchase a lot of new goods. -- They mean business.

A gentleman has moved to our village for the purpose of starting a cigar factory and beer saloon.

J. B. Haselbud has commenced erecting a barn on his premises, one half mile east of this place.

The Racoon Bridge is completed and is being daily used.

A horse trading case will be before our Squire next Saturday for a hearing.

George Krus has made some good improvements about his property in Dogtrot.

The public school here is in full operation, and A. N. Huff is the teacher.

Marion Quick has secured the contract for furnishing the fuel for the above school this term.

Health is remarkably good in this vicinity.

Swine continues to "play out" in these parts from cholera.

Dogtrot, Nov. 12th.

County Court Proceedings.

County court proceedings of Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Nov. 7th, 8th, and 9th:

Ordered that the clerks of circuit and county court of Perry county obtain and keep in their respective offices, a full sett of the decisions of the Supreme Court.

Erroneous assessment was shown by John Weinkin, and correction was made.

Robert F. Gatewood, commissioner of Raccoon bridge, made final report, and the contractors of the Baltimore Bridge Company was paid the balance due on the superstructure $2,750.

John C. Doerr received credit for treasury receipts in full of county revenue for the years 1874 and 1875 and quietus was issued.

Quarterly account of expenditures was presented by clerk and approved.

A sett of rules were adopted by the court, touching the employment of persons convicted of misdemeanors, under the statutes of Missouri and who are sentenced to imprisonment in the county jail.

In the matter of the change of the Abernathy mill road to the Perryville and Wittenberg road, by Jas. A. Bull the report of commissioner was finally acted upon and approved, and the old road, so far as the same was effected thereby, is vacated.

Quarterly settlements of the collector entered.

Ordered the sheriff to have all the flues on the county inspected, and those considered unsafe are to be repaired.

John C. Doerr received credit for amounts paid road overseers in 1874, 1875 and 1876.

Ordered to advertise for suitable persons to take charge of the county farm under a new system; bids to be received for this position until 9 o'clock A. M. Monday, Dec. 2d, 1877.

The following allowances were made: To D. W. Crow, school commissioner, $34.39; to Wm. Litsch & Co. goods for jail and court house $15.25; to Elizabeth Roth for hauling wood $30; to M. Hickman and family paupers $15; to Wm. Hagar for A. Fink $11.25, to N. Guth, sheriff, sundry bills certified $194.65; to C. A. Weber, clerks fees $99.80; to same for stationary, freight, &c. $42.25; to Judges Weinhold $19, John H. Abernathy $16.12, Wm. Conrad $16.44.

Court adjourned to meet Monday, Dec. 3d, 1877.

Probate Court Proceedings

Monday, Nov. 12th -- Court met pursuant to adjournment, present Wm. H. Bennett, Judge; N. Guth, sheriff; by Thos Bridgman, deputy.

The following allowances were made

J. B. Robinson vs. W. Litsch security $8.30
R. Shelby " " " 223.67
R. Shelby " " " 384.87
Jos. Cissell's estate " " 296.35
" " " " 573.43
J. C. McBride " " " 282.25
R. H. Bush vs. Wm. L. Lee 12.00
T. G. Chadwick vs. W. Morgan 8.95
Nerius Cissell " T. Muncey 7.70
E. Wilkenson vs. Thos Munsey 18.50
W. A. Cashion vs. W. S. Riney 11.90
F. Cashion vs. Frank Rohner 131.90
Law. Baylard vs. Wm Litsch 380.17
T. W. Robinson vs. C. Hayden 15.90
Jos. Cissell Jr. vs. Chas. Hayden 244.48
John May " " 7.50
Gott. Boxdorfer vs. F. Feltz 43.20
J. P. Moore's estate vs. J. F. Cissell 118.85
J. H. Abernathy vs. R. Quick 3.50
John L. Lhot vs. Ig. Ohoner 4.75
S. McCombs est. vs. J. A. Rutledge 52.55
" " " " W. H. Walker 25.44
Dr. Bush vs. Wm. H. Walker 31.50

The following settlements were made:

Henry Course, guardian and curator of Martha Pinkerton, balance $34.49.

Ignatz Schneider, admr., C. F. Schneider, deficit $307.97.

T. W. Robinson, guardian and curator of W. T. Belsha, due $255.44.

Henry F. Cook, guardian and curator of E. R.. Morrison due $87.85.

G. F. Winter, admr. John Renkin, balance due $811.20.

Miles Yarbrough, guardian of Wm. Cook, insane, nothing due.

J. C. McBride & F. Prevallet, executors of L. J. Prevallet, ordered to pay Melchoir Prevallet and wife, Feriol, Constant and Maures Prevallet and Mrs. Louis Guyott, heirs of said deceased, each $667.

John J. Cook, admr. T. F. Swan, ordered to sell watch at private or public sale.

Geo T. Tucker, admr. W. W. Vessels ordered to pay widow $295.32.

Lewis Dickson, admr., W. H. Walker, ordered to pay widow $219.50, balance of absolute dower, and $16.20 for port.

John J. Cook, admr. of T. F. Swan, ordered to pay E. N. Barber, guardian and curator of Loretta Swan 50 for expenses.

Horatio Newberry, admr. of Rigdon Quick, order of Publication.

Jas. C. Tucker, ward of Jos. B. Tucker, acknowledges satisfaction.

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