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Weekly Perryville Union
Perryville, Missouri, Friday, 19 April 1872


DENTISTRY. -- Dr. A. D. Penney will visit Altenberg, Perry county, Mo., on Tuesday, April 16th, 1872, and remain ten days. Office at A. Fisher’s residence.


OUR NEW METHODIST pastor has taken up his abode among us, and preached here last Sunday.

JAMES C. NOELL, ESQ., formerly of this place, but now a resident of Bollinger county, is in town attending circuit court.

NEW FENCE. -- Bittenger & Long have just built a new fence around their lot, upon which their blacksmith shop is located.

GABRIEL END has purchased the house and lot lately owned by John Dewein, and is now having it fitted up for a shoemaker shop.

TREES BLOOMING. -- The peach trees in this section are in full bloom, and promise a large crop of peaches this summer, provided we have no cold weather to injure them.

SCREW LOOSE. -- Some of our subscribers at Wittenberg and at other points are complaining that they do not get their papers regular. We assure them that the fault is not with us.

POST OFFICE REMOVED. -- John B. Cashion, our present Post Master, removed the post office and fixtures on Wednesday morning into the store of Layton & Simpson, where it will hereafter be found.

OTTO C. NABENT has purchased the property formerly owned by John R. Moore, Esq., and is now making some improvements about it. Ere long he and his family will be snugly domiciled within their new home.

PERRYVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOL. -- We learn that Prof. Jos. F. Boedefield, now principal of the Wittenberg public school, has been engaged to take charge of the public school of Perryville its next term, commencing about the first of September next.

THE WESTERN. -- We have just received a copy of “The Western,” and educational journal published in the city of St. Louis by E. F. Hobart & Co., and is edited by Prof. Thomas Davidson, of the St. Louis High School. It is neatly gotten up and ably conducted.

HEAVY ON THE IMPROVEMENT. -- On the inside of the public square, and north and west of the court house, two polls have been put up, and upon the top of them, neat and tasty martin or bird houses have been placed. This is a vast improvement in its way.

PROPERTY DESTROYED. -- We learn that a good deal of property was destroyed by fire on the Saline in this county the other day. Martin Layton had his barn and two thousand rails burned, and S. T. Layton lost about three thousand rails, and it required hard work to save John Maddock’s residence, and Fidellus Duvall lost considering fencing. -- Really bad.

COMMITTED SUICIDE. -- A man by the name of John J. Tschudy, a citizen of this county, having become tired of this life, put an end to his existence on Saturday last by committing suicide. An inquest was held upon the body of the deceased, and the jury returned the following verdict: “We, the jury, find that John Jacob Tschudy, late of Perry county, Mo., came to his death by hanging himself with a rope suspended from a dogwood tree, about one-quarter of a mile from his residence in Brazeau township, Perry county, Mo., on the 13th day of April, 1872.”


Monday April 15 ... The Grand Jury was sworn and charged. The following gentlemen compose this body: J. A. Rutledge, Wm. Cambron, Jos. G. Weinhold, Chas. Palisch, Thos. Burgee, Henry T. Tucker, W. Morgan, Anton Hunt, Wm. Bucheit, A. Schindler, William Doerr, John F. Miles, Andrew Huber, Leo Hagan, James Hart and Jos. Callier ...


Mr. G. Larry Entler, whose death is announced elsewhere, was one of Cape Girardeau’s best citizens. He was dearly loved by all who knew him -- the pet and pride of the city. He was a self-made man, who lived not only for his own welfare and happiness, but devoted his time and money to every object tending toward the advancement of our city and the prosperity of those about him. Mr. Entler was born in Virginia in Dec. 19th, 1836, and at an early age removed with his father to this State settling at Perryville, Perry county, where he resided for several years, after which removed to Kaskaska, Ills. At the age of fifteen years, (we believe), Larry left his home and went to St. Louis, where he obtained a clerkship in a business house of that city. This business becoming too monotonous to satisfy his energetic disposition, he sought and obtained a situation as clerk on a river steamer. In this capacity he soon won the favor of all river men and became noted as one of the best steam boat clerks on the Mississippi river. He was married in this city to Miss Cora Kimmel, and soon afterward resigned his position on the river, and engaged in the family grocery and commission business in this city, in which he continued until stricken down by the great conqueror, Death. Before the beginning of his illness, he was engaged as first clerk on the steamer, Great Republic, the officers of which called many times before his death to inquire if he was able to ship, -- Mr. Entler had indeed many friends and perhaps no enemies. -- Cape Girardeau Valley Globe.

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