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Weekly Perryville Union
Perryville, Missouri, Friday, 17 August 1877


THE BIG SHOW, Monday, August 20th.

THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER is getting very low.

PERRY COUNTY has a debt, but then that debt only amounts to $3,672.

A SOCIAL Party was given at the residence of Mrs. Minor a few evenings since.

A DROVE of sheep passed through Perryville last Tuesday morning for the Southern market.

KAHLE'S BREWERY on Main street is being treated to a coat of paint, which improves its appearance.

The Big Show

MOVERS from the far west passed through Perryville last Sunday en route for Illinois, or some other locality.

A PICNIC was enjoyed by some of our young people last Tuesday at the Moore cave, a few miles east of Perryville.

OUR FARMERS, at least some of them, have commenced plowing their ground preparatory to putting it in wheat.

LOSS. -- Alfred Faiver, living nine miles northeast of Perryville, lately had the bad luck of losing a hundred dollar horse.

GREGORY BREWER, on Monday last, presented us with some of the largest and finest peaches we have ever seen. They were raised upon his farm.

REMEMBER the great show will be in Perryville next Monday, and if you want to see the sights and wonders, don't fail to purchase tickets and go.

MOVED. -- Peter M. Dean has quit butchering - left Perryville and has moved upon the Rankin farm, a few miles northwest of Perryville, and will again turn his attention to farming.

FATHER STOLTZ was so ill that he could not attend to his duties at the German Catholic church last Sunday Father Moore officiating in his place, and we are sorry to learn that he is no better.

BIRTHS. -- A little boy called at the home of Vincent Leibli a few days ago near Longtown.

A little girl stopped at the residence of William Blechle in Perryville last Monday evening.

     Baby buggy

GOLD MINE. -- The Chester Valley Clarion, of the 8th inst. says: "It is reported that a gold mine has been discovered near Brewersville, in this county, on the Metcalf land. Considerable excitement exists in regard to the prospects, and a quantity of the rock has been forwarded to St. Louis for assay."

ANCIENT. -- James L. Crow, residing a short distance north of Perryville, on Thursday evening of last week, made us a present of a lot of cider, which was manufactured just four years ago, and we tell you it was excellent, for we tried it, and know whereof we speak, and he has more of it for sale.

FRUIT HUNGRY. -- Somebody not having enough fruit to do them, recently concluded to visit the orchard of Antoine Prost, four and half miles southeast of Perryville, and see if they could not procure the desired article, and succeeded, for we are told that nearly all of his apple trees were stripped of their fruit. -- Who did it?

THE SOUTHERN PENITENTIARY. -- Well, we shall have a penitentiary near our borders - just across the river from Wittenberg. The commissioners appointed to locate this institution, have now concluded that Grand Tower is the exact and proper place to erect this penitentiary, though one of the commissioners favored Chester. Ere long work will commence on the is structure, which will be pushed through to completion, requiring a large sum of money to build it.

Ball and chain

PARALYTIC STROKE. -- On Sunday morning last, while Mrs. Rosa A. Brewer, wife of Mathew Brewer, residing four miles west of Perryville, was seated in a chair, suddenly fell out of the same to the floor, from where she was removed to her bed in a senseless and helpless condition in which state she continued to remain up to Monday night, when she died. She was about 58 years old, and leaves a husband, several children and many other relatives and friends to mourn her death.

MARRIED, on Saturday, August 4th, 1877, near Claryville, by Squire Thomas M. Davis, Mrs. Joseph W. Wright to Miss Luvina Yate.

Married, on Sunday, August 12th, 1877, in Claryville, by Squire V. P. Tucker, Mr. W. Y. Browder to Miss Edie A. Tunis.

Married, on Thursday, August 16th, 1877, at the German Catholic church at Union town by Father Kraeger, Mr. Joseph Berkbuegler to Miss Mary Anselm.

Married, on Sunday, August 12th, 1877, ten miles east of Perryville, by Squire Jos E. Callier, Mr. Anderson Cashion to Miss Elizabeth Penney.

DIED, on Saturday, August 11th, 1877, a few miles east of Perryville, Julius, son of Mrs. Aaron Nesslein, aged 1 years and 6 months.

Died a few days since, in Claryville, the youngest child of Lewis Manning.

Died, quite recently in Claryville, a little child of Mr. Layton, aged 2 years.

Died, on Monday, August 13th, at the residence of her parents, five miles east of Perryville, a daughter of S. Abernathy.

Died, on Monday, August 13th, at her residence seven miles south of Perryville, the wife of Bernard Neuhaus, aged about 35 years.

Died, on Tuesday, August 14th, at his parents in Bois Brule bottom, a son of Chas. DeClerck aged 2 years 8 months 23 days.

MECHANIST. -- Last Monday evening Judge Entler showed us a liliputian steamboat, constructed by one of Perryville's youths. It is a complete piece of work, and shows that the builder possesses a goodly share of real ingenuity. The little craft is tastily put together, the hull being properly constructed, the first deck with the usual fixtures, the steps leading up to the cabin on the second floor, and to the hurricane deck, the texas and pilot house, all neatly and nicely arranged, looking just like the steamboats that ply our rivers, in fact, it is a complete piece of workmanship, and speaks remarkably well for its owner, master and builder, Thomas Phillips. The tiny craft can be seen at Judge Entler's shop.

PERSONAL. -- Mr. Fischer and family of Marble Hill, Bollinger county, arrived in Perryville last, Friday, visiting the family of James L. Crow.

Clement Schindler left for the city of St. Louis on Friday evening on business.

Mrs. Wm. Furth left on a visit to St. Louis a few days since.

Fred. Cole and lady of St. Louis, who have been here visiting his brother, left for home last Tuesday.

William Bradham of Wayne county, Ills., who has been here on Business, left for home last Monday.

Misses Octavia M. Cissell and M. J. Cissell left for Cape Girardeau last Sunday morning to visit relatives.

W. W. Mattingly and family, accompanied by Miss Clotilda Fenwick of Wittenberg, have been here visiting friends.

Mr. William Ponder, young Meyer and several other persons from Uniontown, were in town last Monday on business.

Louis Doerr left for St. Louis on Business last Tuesday.

Mrs. Lanz who has been here several weeks, left for her home in Chester last Tuesday.

DROVES OF ELEPHANTS, Camels, Dromedaries and Shetland Ponies, also an open performing den of Black Asiatic lions seated in their midst, will be seen the great Bosworth, the hero of lion kings, Tigers and Hyenas, loose on top of cages; the great gold band chariots, containing Prof. Louis Hecks celebrated band; the wonderful Operonicon or Steam Piano will discourse its wild, and varied music during the grand street parade of the Mastodon Show. Don't fail to come early and see the grandest and best show on earth, Monday, Aug. 20th.

The Big Show The Big Show

Silver Lake News

EDITOR UNION: Your correspondent is again at home.

Wheat threshing is still going on in this part of the county.

Corn looks very bad, and old corn sells at 70 cents per bushel.

Peaches are coming into market every day.

We understand that mining operations will soon begin again.

Two gentlemen from the west were here last week for the purpose of erecting a smelting furnace.

Hog cholera is very bad at present around Silver Lake.

Died, on Wednesday, August 8th, 1877, at her residence two miles south of Silver Lake, Louisa Millfelt wife of Peter Millfelt, aged about 28 years.

Died, at the same place on Saturday, August 11th, 1877, an infant child of Peter Millfelt, aged 12 days.


County Court Proceedings

Wednesday, August 8th. -- The following proceedings were had:

I. M. Schneider road overseer dis 3
Lewis Welker road overseer Dis 4
Joseph Taylor   "  "  "  5
W. D. Counts   "  "  "  6
Wm. Eugas   "  "  "  7
P. M. Dean   "  "  "  9
Irenius Brown   "  "  "  10
Paul Lienback   "  "  "  12
W. S. Wilkinson   "  "  "  13
John Hof   "  "  "  14
Geo. H. Counts   "  "  "  15

All of the above overseers present their bonds, which were by the court approved.

Sixteen persons presented their petitions for dram shop license, which were found sufficient and approved.

Thursday, August 9th. -- The trial of the remonstrance in regard to a new county road to Star Landing, was completed to-day, and resulted in an order for the road commissioner to view and make out the same and report at the next term. [We opine that the end is not yet.]

William Furth was allowed $50.65 out of the county treasury for bill of lumber for poor farm, and some blankets for the jail.

Nicholas Guth, sheriff, was allowed $231.20 out of the county treasury for various items.

Martha J. Mosely was allowed $10 for support of U. Keith, a poor person three months.

Robert Martin was allowed $8 for support of self and family three months as poor persons.

Charles Vessels, road overseer of district 16 presented his bond, which was approved.

John Kiefner was allowed $13 for desk for surveyor and coffin for poor person.

Wm. A. Cashion was allowed $14.50 amount paid by him for certain land plats or lists.

Wm. Hagar was allowed $11.215 for Fink, an insane person.

M. Biehle was allowed $12 for M. Engel a poor person.

Quarterly expenditures of county was presented and approved.

Five dram shop keepers presented their bonds which were approved.

Allowed Chas A. Weber, clerk, $634.90 for making out the different tax books, other fees as clerk during the quarter, and for money expended for blanks, books,&c.

Chas. C. Weber, clerk account against the state for various items, amounting to $361.94 ordered to be certified for payment.

The Judges were allowed for services as follows: John H. Abernathy four days and mileage $13.12; Wm. Conrad four days and mileage $13.44; Jos. G. Weinhold two days and mileage $10.

Court then adjourned until court in course.

AMONG SOME of the most notable features to be seen in the Menagerie of the Big Show, is a living Hippopotamus, a pair of Mammoth Sea Lions, a living Giraffe, a Double Horned Rhinoceros, a living Ostrich and the only one on exhibition in America, Zebras, Lions, Tigers, Elephants, African Wart Hog, and Monkeys without number. Don't forget the day and date, Perryville, Monday, Aug. 20th.

The Big Show

The Big Show

From Schall's Store

EDITOR UNION: A much needed rain fell in this section on Tuesday night of last week, putting the land in a splendid condition for fallow breaking.

Health is excellent in our community.

Mrs. Woods and son who formerly resided in our county, but now a resident of Henry county in this state arrived here on the 9th inst., visiting relatives.

Our farmers have about finished threshing wheat. A fair crop of this cereal has been garnered this season.

We are blessed with an abundance of fruit this year, and drying of the same has began in earnest.

Corn is looking better since the recent rains.

A strange woman, supposed by some to be crazy, recently passed through this section.

A good crop of hay has been harvested this year. Wm. A. Bull has stored away 64 loads.

Died, at the residence of Jas. Bull on Monday night, the 6th inst, an infant grand child of Mrs. Woods.

A house for drying fruit belonging to Emanuel Rhyne, together with its contents, was consumed by fire on the night of the 7th inst.

Brazeau boasts of a girl under eleven years of age that, in two and one-fourth days loaded 40 loads of wheat on the wagons and drove the teams to and from the field.


Programme of the Perry County Teachers' Institute

To the members of the Perry County Teacher's Institute: Inpursuance [sic] of a resolution passed at the last session of the Institute, we, the Executive Committee, would respectfully present the following programme for the session, commencing September 3d, 1877, viz:


10 o'clock. - Opening 1st, Music by S. C. Bond.
2nd. Prayer by Rev. A. Jump.
10:15. - Election of officers for ensuing year
11:15. - Address by the President.
11:30. - Recess, Two hours.


1:30. - Music. S. C. Bond.
1:45. - Method of conducting primary classes in Orthography, Reading and Penmanship. D. W. Crow.
2:15. - Discussion.
2:40. - Recess.
2:45. - Advanced classes,, Orthography and Reading, Prof. C. K. Hayden.
3:15. - Criticism and Discussion.
3:30. - Reading Selectons, Katie McAtee and J. G. Crow.
4:00. - Music by S. C. Bond. Adjourn.


7 o'clock. - Music by S. C. Bond.
7:15. - Reading Selections, E. Burns and D. C. Farrar.
7:30. - Should the National Science by included in the course of studies pursued in the common schools, Prof. T. G. Lemon.
7:45. - Moral qualifications of the teacher A. T. Crow.
8:    . - Recess.
8:15. - Reading Selections, E. C. Bowman and G. W. Crow.
8:30. - Should all teachers be required to take a course at the Normals, C. K. Hayden.
8:45. - Query Box.
9:    . - Music by S. C. Bond.


9 A.M. Music, C. K. Hayden
9:15. - Penmanship, Andrew Preston.
9:30. - Discussion.
9:45. - Mental Arithmetic, S. C. Bond.
10:15. - Discussion.
10:30. - Recess.
10:35. - Written Arithmetic, Fundamental Rules and Compound Numbers, S. E. Bowman.
11:    . - Factoring, G. Leonard.
11:15. - Common Fractions, J. G. Crow.
11:30. - Proportion and Decimals, T. G. Lemon.
11:45. - Recess.


1:30. - Music, C. K. Hayden.
1:45. - Written Arithmetic continued - Percentage, D. C. Farrar.
2:    . - Square and Cube Root, D. W. Crow
2:15. - Discussion on Written Arithmetic.
3:    . - Recess.
3:15. - English Grammar.
Primary classes, S. C. Bond.
Advanced classes, T. G. Lemon.
Composition. A. Jump.
4:    . - Discussion.
4:20. - Music, C. K. Hayden.


7:    . - Music, C. K. Hayden.
7:15. - Reading Selections, Rosa Elder, C. B. Bowman.
7:30. - Lecture, L. G. Leonard.
7:45. - Lecture, Dr. L. P. Ruff
8:    . - Recess
8:15. - Reading Selections, S. E. Bowman, A. Preston.
8:30. - Compulsory Education, D. W. Crow
8:45. - Miscellaneous.
9:    . - Lecture, S. C. Bond.
9:15. - Music, C. K. Hayden.


9 A.M. - Music, S. E. Bowmanm.
9:15. - Geography, Topical and Physical, T. G. Lemon.
10:15. - Discussion.
10:30. - Recess.
10:45. - U. S. History, A. N. Huff.
11:    . - Discussion.
11:    . - Miscellaneous.
11:46. - Music. S. E. Bowman.


1:30. - Dr. L. P. Ruff, Music.
1:45. - Civil Governments, W. T. Huff.
2:    . - School Government, G. W. Crow
2:15. - Discussion.
2:30. - Recess.
2:45. - Algebra, S. C. Bond
3:15. - Miscellaneous.
4:    . - Music, Dr. L. P. Ruff.
4:15. - Recess.


7 P.M. - Music. P. F. Halbrook.
7:10. - Reading Selections, C. Gale and A. Lukefahr.
7:20. - Lecture, W. H. Bennett.
7:45. - Lecture, Dr. C. A. Mann.
8:10. - Recess.
8:20. - Lecture, Prof. T. G. Lemon.
8:30. - Lecture, A. Jump.
9:20. - Miscellaneous.
9:30. - Music. P. F. Halbrook.
10:    . - Adjourn

Those on the programme for music will be expected to select their assistants.


Probate Court Proceedings

Monday, August 13th. -- Wm. H. Bennett, Judge, presiding, and the following settlements were made:

W. W. Mattingly, curator of L. J. Mullins, balance due $838.88.
Tim. Brewer, cur. of Jos. L. Belsha, balance due $252.43.
Emanuel Wynn cur. W. J. Rudesaile, balance due $932.81
Andrew Neeslein cur. J. L. Brewer, nothing due.
Emanuel Urban cur. A. P. Dickson balance due $281.54.
Edward Moore cur. L. M. Moore, balance due $121.34.
Feriol Cretin cur. Arthur Lhot, balance due $981.13.
Jos. R. Hoffman, cur. J. J. Wills, balance due $2,654.63.
John May cur. D. w. Brewer, balance due $170.85.
Jas. Burgee cur. Nora Sanders et al, balance due $423.20.
Mary Bowman cur. C. B. & C. G. Bowman, due $308.43.
W. R. Wilkinson,cur. M. & B. F. Wilkinson, due $106. 76.
Emanuel Estel cur. Daniel Rhyne due $295.60; also S. W. Rhyne, due $233.37.
Pat Williams cur. P. & A. Williams, balance due $29.64.
Emmett Bloom cur. Aug. Bloom, balance due $65.68.
J. E. Aikin admt. E. & F. DeLassus, balance due $3,995.73.
Jos. S. Winkler, admr. John Herman, balance due $135.03.
J. J. Cook admr. Thos. F. Swan, balance due $1917.77.
W. H. Walker admr. Christine Walker, due $123.99.

The following allowances were made:

C. C. Williams vs. Jos. Cissell $5.70
Jas. Burgee vs. Joseph Cissell 14.00
C. Walker vs. W. H. Walker 123.99
Geo. Krause vs. J. A. Rutledge 22.00
S. Winkler vs. John Hermann 4.00
S. Streiler vs. John Sutterer 93.21
Wm. Litsch vs. W. H. Walker 18.49
Geo. Krause vs. W. H. Walker 2.50
A. Knoll vs.   "  "  " 8.65
W. A. Lueders vs. T. F. Swan 34.85
J. T. Pollock vs. S. W. Morey 45.00
John Clearg vs. S. W. Morey 9.00
A. R. Morey vs.  "  " 5.00
Dickey & Bro. vs. Ig. Rohner 231.43
Dickey & Bro. vs. F. Rohner 231.43
C. A. Peterson vs. Louis Meyers 21.00
Frank Gebhardt  "  " 12.10
F. Schnurbush  "  " 12.10
Moritz Schall  "  " 431.47
J. A. Winchel  "  " 9.00
Barbara Meyers  "  " 412.93
Mary A. Ponder  "  " 126. 80
Helena Ponder  "  " 126.80
Dom Blechle  "  " 4.50
Louis Blechle  "  " 5.00
Jacob Kroman  "  " 9.00
F. Gausman vs. Thos. Muncy 11.55
Simpson & Co. vs. R. Quick 13.80

Augustus Doerr, additional bond as curator of T. Phillips approved.

Appointment of James Burgee as clerk of probate court, in vacation, approved.

The court appropriates 90 bushels of wheat $12 for coffee, and $5 for sugar, out of the estate of Wm. H. Walker for widow.

Lewis Dickson, admr. W. H. Walker, ordered to sell wheat at private sale.

Martin Weinhold was appointed curator of Martin and Ida Grebing.

Jas. L. Brewer, ward of Andrew Nesslen, acknowledged satisfaction.

J. T. Greenwell ordered to take charge of the estate of Christine Walker, and to sell rent wheat belonging to same at private sale.

Isidore Cissell, curator N. G. Caho made affidavit that there has nothing come into his hands yet, and Isidore Tucker, curator of John Caho makes same affidavit.

Moritz Schall, admr. of Lewis Meyers, ordered to rent farm, and proof of publication being made, ordered to sell real estate at private or public sale.

Jas. T. Greenwell, admr. Thomas Muncey, ordered to pay J. R. Shannon $2.5.91, being one-third net proceeds of wheat crop due as rent.

Nerius Tucker, admr. Raymond Tucker, ordered to pay widow $350, balance absolute dower.

J. C. Farrar, curator of Elizabeth Wood, motion made by Osbin Wood for the transfer of said wards estate to the state of Illinois, which was refused for want of sufficient bond.

Wm. P. Faherty, admr. Leon DeLassus, ordered to repair houses and farms belonging to said estate in Perry county, Mo.

Tuesday, August 7th. -- The following settlements were made:

Simeon S. Tucker, curator of Henry Stuart, balance due $548.84.
E. J. Young, admor. of Alice Young balance due $215.27.
Jas. F. Tucker, admr. of Josephus Tucker, balance due $36.84.

The following claims were allowed

W. Litsch & Co. vs. T. Muncey $102.25.
Blair & Co. vs. W. H. Walker 55.71
J. C. Killian vs. Chas. Hayden 135.24
W. P. Faherty vs. J. Poehner 2.86
Nicholson & Seibel " " 10.50
Litsch & Co. vs. " " 3.50
Doerr & Killian " " 1.50
Joseph Wild vs. " " 2.00
A. Christiansen " " 5.59
J. Lancaster " " 9.80
Simpson & Co. vs. " " 21.25
F. Feltz vs. " " 15.55
F. Feltz & Co. " " 6.65
R. Thompson vs. S. W. Morey 276.50

Probate of Thos. R. Muncey's will approved.

Jas. Manning vs. Isidore Layton, admr. of M. C. Manning, dismissed at cost of plaintiff.

Jas. F. Tucker, admr. of S. L. Duvall ordered to pay widow absolute dower of $400 as the same may come in to his hands.

John Hof, admr. of John P. Poehner, ordered to sell hay and wheat at private sale.

Irenius Brown, admr. of Clement Hayden, ordered to sell all personal property at private sale.

Victoria and Savannah Cox, wards of John Black, acknowledge satisfaction.

Jas. T. Greenwell, admr. of Thomas Muncey, sale of growing corn approved.

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