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Weekly Perryville Union
Perryville, Missouri, Friday, 16 October 1874


IT RAINED in these parts Wednesday nights.

JACK FROST made his appearance in these parts this week.

A FEW HEAD of beef cattle passed through Perryville on Wednesday evening.

MR. JOS. DEGER, one of our farmers, has our thanks for some nice apples presented to us on Wednesday.

A CISTERN. -- A good cistern has just been completed at the Methodist Church in Perryville, which was badly needed.

PAINTING. -- We notice that Mr. Gabriel End has had his residence in town nicely painted, and it helps the appearance of it.

FIXING UP. -- We notice that Mr. Cassimere Bey is fixing up his frame building on the southwest corner of the public square.

THE PERRYVILLE FIRE company was out with their engine and hose wagon on Monday evening, practicing. Practice makes perfect, so we have been taught.

MR. FRED. KLEIN has removed his shop to the rear of Doerr Bro.’s store on Main street, and is now prepared to accommodate his customers and the public generally.

EMIGRATION. -- Several movers passed through Perryville last Sunday afternoon en route for Madison county, where they contemplate settling. They were from Indiana.

A RUNAWAY. -- A team became frightened and ran by our office on Wednesday last, but the horses were brought to a halt near the mill pond. Nothing broke and nobody hurt.

DIED, on Monday, the 12th day of October, 1874, at the residence of her parents in Perryville, Mary Ada, daughter of Mr. Henry and Mrs. Ellen Rolf, aged two years and nine months.

OFF FOR SCHOOL. -- Joseph A. Elder, son of Mr. James E. Elder, left for the city of Cape Girardeau on Friday last, where he goes to attend the St. Vincent college during the present school year.

JACK ST. VRAIN has a fine marble top counter in his saloon. He has one among the nicest saloons in Southeast Missouri, and is at all times ready to wait upon customers, and his charges are moderate.

A RUNAWAY. -- A few days ago whilst returning from his field, having just finished sowing wheat, the team of Col. R. M. Brewer became frightened, and ran away with the drill breaking it up badly, but nobody was hurt.

A CHANGE. -- Dr. H. C. Murphy has purchased of Dr. J. C. Staley the drugs, patent medicines, fixtures, &c, belonging to him, and intends to open a drug store in his building adjoining Furth’s store, which is being fitted up, preparatory to occupying the same.


COMMITTED SUICIDE. -- We are most creditably informed that Mrs. Elizabeth Brown, wife of Wm. Brown, formerly a resident of Perryville, but now of Cape Girardeau county, committed suicide on Friday of last week. We did not learn what cause she had for doing so.

THIEVES ABOUT. -- Some unknown individual visited the smoke house of Mr. Lewis Cissell, residing about three miles north of Perryville, on Wednesday night of last week, with out first receiving an invitation, and stole several pounds of bacon. We guess the fellow needed meat at his house.

DON’T FAIL. -- Next Saturday will be the last opportunity you will have for registering, therefore do not fail to go and have yourself registered as a voter. We should be glad to see every man who has attained the age of manhood register and go to the polls in November and cast their votes for the men of their choice. Go and register.

MARRIED, on Thursday, October 15th, 1874, at the residence of the bride’s parents, six miles east of Perryville, by Rev. Vogt, Mr. John F. Steiph to Miss Ann Fossold, all of this county.

MARRIED, on Wednesday, October 7th, 1874, at St. Marys, by Father Lillie, Mr. Thomas Elder to Miss Henrietta Riney.

ANOTHER BIG SWEET POTATO. -- We notice that the St. Louis Times brags about a sweet potato recently received, which weighed 4 1/2 pounds, and the Ironton Register of one weighing 5 1/2 pounds; but we can beat them both. Mr. Peter Dean sent to our office on Tuesday last, a sweet potato that weighed just six pounds and is twenty inches in circumference.

GONE TO TEXAS. -- Mr. James L. Crow, our gentlemanly public administrator, left Perryville Sunday morning last, for the city of Houston, Texas, on business, and while absent will visit some other points in the lone star State. Mr. Crow will not return before about the last of October, and during his absence Mr. Charles A. Killian will attend to his official business.

CHANGE OF COUNTY SEAT. -- Our neighbors across the river have been discussing the propriety of removing the county seat from Chester to Sparta, Ills. An order has been issued calling an election, to be held in Randolph county in November, for the purpose of voting for or against the removal of the county seat to Sparta. It will probably be a hotly contested election, but Chester will win.

DESTROYED BY FIRE. -- The large barn and its contents, belonging to Mr. Edward Beard, residing on the Saline creek near the county line, was consumed by fire on Saturday night last. One thousand bushels of wheat, two very valuable horses, one reaper and mower, one drill, one wagon, and some other articles were burned. This is bad for Mr. Beard. It is thought to have been the work of an incendiary.

FOR YOUR cheap saddles, collars, bridles, lines, whips, &c., go to F. Klein’s in rear of Doerr Bro.’s

BIRTHS. -- Mr. George A. Hayden, residing some five miles north of Perryville, had a bright eyed little girl to stop at his house last Saturday night.

A little stranger stopped at the residence of Mr. Joseph Vessels, seven miles northwest of Perryville on Friday morning last.

A little boy put in his appearance at the home of Mr. Varece Cissell, eight miles west of Perryville on Sunday.

A fine big boy called at the residence of Mr. Wm. Buchheit, near Longtown, Saturday last.

     Baby buggy


EDITOR UNION: Permit a stranger to introduce himself to you, and so make himself known to the public, whom he wishes to serve. I hail from the uplands of Pennsylvania, where the winters are quiet long and entirely too cold for comfort. Fearing to risk the other extreme, where summers are tediously long and dreadfully warm, I took a southwestern course, intent upon trying the climate of Missouri; and here I am, a thousand miles from my home among the Alleghanies. I am a minister of the Gospel in the Evangelical Lutheran Church, here as elsewhere, now as heretofore, anxious to render myself useful in promoting the intellectual and spiritual interests of the people, in common with other ministers.

My lot is east in Perry county, where three congregations -- Luther Chapel, Mount Zion and Shiloh -- have been consigned to my care. -- It is probable that I will reside in Perryville, that being central, and a somewhat public place.

On the last Sabbath of this month, Oct. 25, I expect to administer the Lord’s Supper, in Luther Chapel, services to commence on the previous day at 10 a. m. On the first and fifth Sabbaths of November, I will preach at Shiloh, and after that on the fourth Sabbath of every month. I will preach at Mount Zion on the third Sabbath of October, on the third Sabbath of November, and after that on the second Sabbath of each month. At Luther Chapel, after November, the appointments will be on the first and third Sabbaths of each month.

Yours very truly,


EDITOR UNION: Dogs! dogs! dogs! Oh what a blessed privilege it is to live in a country where one can have as many of the canine species as he may wish, and none dare molest or make him afraid. Why! those persons harping about the enforcement of the muzzling dog law, must be foolish! What sociability could there be among the human species with the dogs muzzled, (registered?) It is so pleasant to ride up to a neighbor’s house and be greeted with the ravenous tusk of a motherly cur. Such was our experience last Monday morning, and had it not been for the fear of orphanizing half a dozen lesser curs, we should have certainly broken one of the Ten Commandments. -- Thence we journeyed southwardly. The next man we came to hadn’t time to subscribe just then, and we left him a blank by way of accommodation, that he might subscribe at his leisure.

Noon found us at Cornelius Horrell’s, better known as "Neece. " -- Who of your readers has not heard his merry voice? At the next station we found no one at home. We stepped up to the porch and commenced filling out a notice, whereupon we heard the low murmuring growl of a dog. Finishing our notice, we descried hard by us a huge mastiff, with determination written upon his phiz. Suffice it to say that the notice was left lying upon the porch, while we, treading ever so lightly, got outside without a collision. For the night we accepted the hospitalities of Wm. F. Rudesaile.

Next day we found that many of the farmers had gone to the St. Louis fair. Noonday refreshments were obtained at Maurus Biehle’s, the successful merchant, and banker of Apple creek. Mr. Biehle is preparing to build him a commodious brick business house. Hardby is a neat Catholic Church, with five acres of land, the latter having been donated by the generous merchant, and the probability is, ere long, a neat little town will be built here.

Thence we elbowed Apple creek invading the territory of Bollinger, to reach Barnabas Brown’s. During the afternoon we worked along the border of Apple creek, halting after the day’s work was done at Joseph Baudendistel. He is an early riser. Next morning he stated us off before daylight. We reined up at a neighbor’s house about daylight. Here we met with another of those sociable dogs. The master had to guard us all the way from the barn to the house, and from the house back to the gate, in order to keep the dog from giving us a lacerating salutation. During the remainder of the week we had faire sailing among the canines.

We traversed the country up Apple creek as far as Henry Yount’s and all the intermediate between that and Perryville. A great portion of it was rough and rocky and thin soil. The people were generally well and busy. No particular improvements going on. For the past two weeks, the following have our thanks for hospitalities: Isidore Layton, E. Hopper, F. M. Prusser, H. C. Telle, Wm. Wucher, Luke J. Hutcheson. R. B. Mc Combs, C. Horrell, W. F. Rudersaile, Maurus Biehle, Jos. Baudendistel, Wm. Hagar, Jas. C. Mattingly, J. S. Blaylock, Henry Yount, and Jos. F. Eddlemon, and John F. Dickinson.


[From the Fredericktown Plain Dealer.]

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