Rankin Family History Project
Weekly Perryville Union
Perryville, Missouri, Friday, 18 September 1874
SAGE. -- Mrs. V. D. Layton has our thanks for a nice lot of sage given our better half.
THE ELECTION passed off quietly in Perryville last Saturday, and the old board was re-elected.
MOVED. -- Mr. Leo T. Dean has completed his new residence and moved into the same a few days ago.
BEANISH. -- A wagon load of green beans found their way into our market last Saturday, and were soon disposed of.
THE Perryville Fire Company were dressed in their uniform, and out with the fire engine and hose carriage last Monday.
PURCHASED. -- Messrs. Besancon & Blanc have purchased the thrashing machine recently owned by Schindler & Preston, paying $150 for it.
SHEEP KILLED. -- Mr. Joseph Vallroy, residing about three and a half miles north of Perryville, had several sheep killed by dogs last Sunday morning.
CRUSHED FINGERS. -- Mrs. Lena Dewein, residing two and half miles from Perryville, had some of her fingers crushed in a cider mill one day last week.
SHIPPING SWINE. -- On Sunday of last week Mr. James B. Young, residing near Allen’s Landing in this county, shipped one hundred head of hogs to St. Louis.
CHINCH BUGS. -- These bugs have made their appearance in some portions of our county. Mr. John W. Thomas tells us that his corn, a few days ago, was literally covered with them.
WANTED. -- Everybody and all their neighbors to buy their Drugs and Patent Medicines, as well as their paints, oils, varnishes, brushes, glass, putty, &c., &., of Thomas Layton at the Lion Drug Store.
MARRIED, on the 27th of August, 1874, at the residence of the bride’s parents on the White Water in this county, by Squire Wm. D. Counts, Mr. Samuel R. Mullins to Miss Famey Gaston.
MOVED TO PERRYVILLE. -- The case of Henry L. Caldwell vs. J. M. Manning and J. Wilf. Layton, which has been in progress in Ste. Marys for some time, was moved to Perryville last week.
PEACHES. -- Mrs. Pittman, residing in Bois Brule Bottom, send us some nice peaches last Saturday, which she raised upon her farm this year. They were large. Much oblige[d]. Do so again.
A SNAKE. -- A snake was recently killed on the farm of James A. Burns nine miles northeast of Perryville, which measured ten and a quarter inches around its body and weighed fifteen pounds.
PROFITABLE. -- Mr. Hornere Besancon made five hundred gallons of wine from his vineyard this season besides selling a large amount of grapes. This pays pretty well for three-quarters of an acre.
BUILDING. -- Messrs. John B. Gotto and Charles Voorde left Perryville last Wednesday for Biehle’s store, where they go to make a kiln of brick, preparatory to erecting a fine store house for Mr. Biehle.
ARMY WORMS. -- We understand that these pests have already shown themselves in large numbers upon some of our farms. Mr. John T. Brewer, residing about five miles south of Perryville, informs us that these worms have invaded this farm and may do mischief.
THE SISTERS SCHOOL opened in Perryville last Monday morning, and quite a number of children are attending the school. A great many girls from the country s=will go to this institution of learning. It is believed that it will be more largely attended this year than it was last year.
A SUDDEN DEATH. -- On Tuesday of last week a young man by the name of John Franklin, stopped at the residence of Marion Davis in Bois Brule Bottom, to rest and to get something to replenish the inner man. He had just finished eating his supper, and was in the act of going from the table when he fell dead upon the floor. What caused his sudden death we have been unable to learn.
A RARE DISCOVERY. -- Mr. John W. Thomas, residing some four miles north of Perryville, while digging a cistern upon his farm last week, discovered at the depth of ten feet a two-bladed pocket knife. Mr. Thomas says that he does not know who the owner is, but if he will come forward and prove property he can get his knife. We expect Mr. Thomas will have to wait some time before he finds the owner, probably until the final reckoning day.
DIED, on Tuesday, September 1st, 1874, at her residence four miles northeast of Perryville, Mrs. Elizabeth Layton, aged seventy-two years. The deceased was born in Webster county, Ky., in 1702 [sic], and came to this county when but an infant, where she resided up to the day of her death. She had been lingering with the disease that caused her death for some forty-seven years. -- She was a strict member of the Catholic Church, and was much respected by those who knew her.
ABOUT ELEVEN o’clock last Monday night we were roused out of the arms of morpheus by what we at first took to be an earthquake, but which we have since learned was merely Fire company No. 1 taking their engine out to the mill pond for the purpose of testing it. Messrs. H. G. Kiesler and O. C. Nabert had been at work on the engine until ten o’clock that night, and our energetic fire company immediately took it out to try it, as their impatience would not allow them to wait till next day.
MONEY, money, money makes the mare go. A stitch in time saves nine. A penny saved is two pence made, so go right along and buy your Drugs, Patent Medicines, dye woods and dye stuffs generally where they can be had pure, fresh, genuine and warranted by Thomas Layton at the Lion Drug Store.
TO THE PUBLIC. -- We have been publishing the Perryville Union twelve years and two months, and during that time have endeavored to make the paper worth the patronage extended to it. The circulation of the Union is larger at this period than it has been at any time during its publication, and is steadily increasing. We here return our sincere, heartfelt thanks to the people of Perry county for their liberal support, and trust that they will never have any cause to regret the patronage they have extended to our little paper.
BIRTHS. -- A little girl stopped at the residence of Mr. Hilary Moore’s three miles north of Perryville last Saturday.
Mr. Emanuel Urban, residing at Longtown, in this county, is one of the happiest men in the world, and he ought to be, for a handsome little boy stopped at his home on last Saturday.
On Friday evening last a little some called at the residence of Mr. Gregory Brewer’s.
It was a little boy that stopped at Mr. Lewis Cissel’s Jr., and not a girl.
PERSONAL. -- Miss Millie Moran left our town on last Friday for Carrollton, Ky., where she goes to attend school.
Mr. Henry L. Caldwell, Leon Bogy and J. Wilf. Layton, of St. Marys was in town during the past week.
Judge Jesse B. Robbins, of Ste. Genevieve, accompanied by his lady was here this week.
J. Perry Johnson, of Chester, Illinois, was here on business.
Dr. S. T. Hall, of Fredericktown, will be in Perryville next Tuesday.
Dr. R. Shelby left for Marble Hill, Bollinger county on Sunday. Circuit court convened there last Monday, and returned home on Tuesday.
Mrs. L. J. Hutcheson, of Uniontown is in Perryville visiting her many acquaintances and friends here.
CHURCH DEDICATION. -- On last Sunday morning the new Methodist Episcopal Church in Perryville was appropriately dedicated.
The services commenced by singing hymn and offering up a prayer.
Rev. J. L. Walker, of the city of St. Louis, preached the sermon on the occasion, taking for his tex[t] the 32d verse of chapter 14th of Isaiah: "The Lord hath founded Zion, and the poor of his people shall come unto it."
It was very ably delivered and was attentively listened to by the audience, which was large, the church being filled to its utmost capacity.
After the sermon had been concluded, an effort was made to raise a sufficient amount of money to pay off the indebtedness of the church, which was about one thousand dollars.
During the morning and evening nine hundred dollars was raised.
The people responded nobly, and several contributed quite liberally.
Rev. R. R. Witten of Wayne county, Rev. J. B. Daniels of St. Francois county, and Rev. H. Dalton of Perryville, took part in the religious exercises of the day.
Everything passed off pleasantly.
PERSONAL. -- Ladies and gents for your cloth brushes, shoe brushes, hair brushes, combs, hair oils, pamades [sic] handkerchief extracts; lilly whites, range soaps and sachet powders in great variety and good quality call at the Lion Drug Store, where you will be shown those delightful perfumes, Shaw’s Garden Bonquet and Hayt’s German Cologne.
Probate Court Proceedings
... Vincent Tucker had claim classed against the estate of James Burns for $2.25.
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