Rankin Family History Project
Weekly Perryville Union
Perryville, Missouri, Friday, 19 March 1875
CHANGE OF RESIDENCE. -- Mr. Chas. Voorde moved into the residence of Mr. Henry Holtman on Wednesday last.
THE MISSISSIPPI River is on a tear and is reported to be rapidly rising, at the time of writing this, but and overflow is not apprehended.
THE SCHOOL taught at the Hoskin's school house, ten miles east of Perryville, by Mr. Hagar, formerly of our town, closed on Thursday of last week.
HAND INJURED. -- One day last week Mr. Joseph L. Thorp, residing some seven miles north of Perryville had his left hand hurt while cutting timber.
FOR YOUR Hames, Chains, Back Banks, Belly Bands, Collars, Bridles, and Lines, call at F. Klein.
PERSONAL. -- Dr. C. A. Mann, Mr. Thomas Bridgeman and Miss M. E. Reynolds left for Chester last Tuesday, Mr. Bridgman returning the same day.
THAT DISEASE. -- Mr. Martin Endres, residing ten miles east of Perryville, has lost a large number of chickens during the past few weeks by cholera.
HON. REUBEN SHELBY again left for the Capital of the State on last Wednesday afternoon, and will be at his post until the adjournment of the Legislature.
THE PERRYVILLE FIRE Company. -- The members of this company are ordered to turn out in full uniform at five o'clock next Monday evening by the Foreman.
BUILDING. -- Mr. Joseph Klump, residing ten miles northeast of Perryville, has commenced the erection of a new dwelling upon his farm, which will soon be occupied.
SCALDED. -- On Tuesday evening last Cora and Harry Booth, children of the editor of this paper, were accidentaly scalded, by the upsetting of a pot of boiling coffee.
CLOTHING BURNED. -- Messrs. Ode Layton, George Hardin and Moore, residing in Bois Brule bottom, had the misfortune of losing some of their wearing apparel by fire on the 19th inst.
RETURN IT. -- Mrs. Andrew Nesslein lost a good riding dress last Saturday somewhere near town, and the finder will be suitably rewarded by leaving it at Messrs. Litsch & Hunt's store.
NEW SCHOOL. -- Mrs. Mary A. Dean, wife of Mr. W. E. Dean, residing in Bois Brule bottom, opened a three months school at her residence on Monday of last week, and had a pretty fair attendance.
BOOMING. -- The Saline was too high on Monday morning to ford, hence the young gentleman carrying the mail between Perryville and Yount's store, returned without any mail on Monday evening.
LOSS OF PROPERTY. -- Mr. William M. Favell, residing some eleven miles east of Perryville, has had bad luck lately. He had the misfortune of losing two good mares last week, valued at two hundred dollars.
DR. H. C. MURPHY has made some valuable improvements about his drug store. He has two show windows in from of this store. The Doctor means business and intends to do business, and we with him success.
WITHOUT A LICENSE. -- Mr. H. H. Ramme, the peddler who got into a difficulty with the Cristenson brothers on the 8th inst., was arrested and brought to town on Sunday and lodged in jail for peddling without license.
MAPLE SUGAR. -- The season for making maple sugar is upon us, and already a good deal of both sugar and molasses have been made. The former is selling at twenty-five cents per pound, and the latter is selling at $1.50 per gallon.
REV. HENRY DALTON, out Methodist pastor, left for the city of Carthage in Jasper county in this State, on Saturday last to attend the St. Louis Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and will return some time next week.
FARMING. -- Mr. Nereus Cissell, residing about two miles below Claryville in Bois Brule bottom, sowed a lot of oats on Friday last. "An early bird secures the worm." He has also commenced plowing and preparing his ground for corn.
BOYS AND GIRLS. -- Would call the attention of our young folks to an advertisement headed "Boys and Girls Wanted to engage in a Light Honorable Business," in another column. This is a good opportunity and our young people would do well to send for instructions.
A NEW DWELLING. -- Mr. John Muench, residing about four miles west of Perryville, raised a neat log residence on his premises on Thursday of last week. The building is thirty-one feet in length, twenty feet in width and a story and a half high, and when completed will be a good dwelling.
MR. JOSEPH MCNEW, who has been engaged teaching a four months school near Silver Lake, in this county, closed it on Wednesday of last week. The directors and parents of the pupils were present on the occasion, and several nice addresses were delivered. The children passed through an examination, and resulted satisfactory.
MR. VICTOR MILES, who has been teaching a four months school two and a half miles west of Perryville, drew it to a close of Friday morning last. A spelling match was the order of the occasion, and we understand that the scholars acquitted themselves with credit. While the spelling was going on several outsiders participated in it, and a good time was had.
AN ACCIDENT. -- On Friday afternoon last while a young brother of Mr. Everastus Neitcher was engaged cutting a tree down, Gilbert Miles (son of Mr. Stephen Miles, residing two and a half miles west of Perryville) came up behind him, and was accidentally struck with the ax upon the upper lip of his mouth, inflicting an ugly wound, though not a dangerous one.
$15 for Body Harness at f. Klein's.
HEAVY WINDS. -- We have been favored with heavy winds a portion of the present week, which scattered things somewhat. On Tuesday the brick work over the front of John C. McBride's store building was blown down. The spouting upon several buildings were torn off, or badly damaged. A number of glass were blown out of the windows of the public school building, but nobody was hurt.
PETIT LARCENY. -- Constable William M. Favell, of Salem township, accompanied by Mr. Martin Endres, brought a prisoner to Perryville on Friday last, and turned him over to our sheriff. The prisoner is charged with taking corn (an expensive article just now) without first securing the consent of the owner. An examination into the matter was had before Squire Jos. E. Callier, when the young man was required to give bond or go to the lock up.
A STORMY TIME. -- At about seven o'clock on last Sunday night, this portion of the world was visited with a rain, hail and wind storm. The hail stones came down pretty large and lively for a time, and a good many window glass were broken to pieces. Dr. C. A. Mann had his corn crib lifted from its pillars and hurled to the earth by the wind, a number of fences were leveled to the ground and some other mischief was done, but nobody was hurt.
Among other things done in Bois Brule bottom by the storm, was the blowing away of the porch of a residence and the unroofing the stable belonging to Mr. John Layton.
BIRTHS. -- A good looking little boy stopped at the residence of Mr. L. V. Moore, six miles southeast of Perryville on Monday week.
A young merchant called at the residence of Mr. Wm. P. Faherty in town on Wednesday morning.
Mr. Lawrence Layton, residing at Waters Landing in this county , was made happy by a fine little boy stopping at his home a few days ago.
Mr. P. M. Dean, residing eight miles northwest of Perryville, had a little stranger to call at his home on Sunday last.
Mr. Frank Mattingly, residing four miles northwest of Perryville, had a little by to stop at his house last Saturday.
SPELLING. -- There was a spelling match at the Hunt school house tow miles southwest of Perryville, on Thursday night of last week. -- The evening being quite pleasant, a number of young folks of the Perryville public school concluded to pay their neighbors a friendly visit. -- Arriving at the place we found Mr. A. T. Crow, the teacher, and about forty scholars, ranging in age from six to sixteen, ready to commence business. We were all very cleverly invited to take a part, and quite a pleasant time was had. Any one who is losing confidence in our future, should visit the schools of our land, and in meeting with the intelligent boys and girls that attend them, reassure his feeble faith.
DIED, at his residence six miles south of Perryville, March 12, 1875, Mr. Enoch G. Stone, in the seventy-seventh year of his age. Mr. Stone was born in Spartanburg county, South Carolina, and came to Missouri in 1841, and settled in this county. He became a member of the Methodist Episcopal church in early left, and remained true to his profession until death. He was highly respected by all who knew him. He leaves an aged companion, six children and a wide circle of friends to mourn his loss.
DIED on Thursday morning, March 11th, 1875, at the residence of his parents, two and a half miles south of Perryville, the infant son of Mr. Joseph Besand, aged 14 days.
Died, at the residence of his parents in Chester, Ill., on the 16th of March, 1875, Mr. Zach. St. Vrain, brother of J. T. St. Vrain, formerly of our town.
FINE assortment of men and ladies saddles at F. Klein's.
DISASTERS ON THE RIVER. -- The steamer towboat Babbage met with an accident at five o'clock on Friday evening last. This steamer was endeavoring to pass through the shoot near Jones' island in this county, and struck an obstruction opposite Mr. Maxie Jones' residence, and capsized or turned bottomside up across the channel. The first engineer, a cabin boy and deck hand were drowned. There were several passengers upon the boat at the time the accident occurred, but they succeeded in making their escape to the loaded barge, which the ill-fated steamer had been towing, but which broke loose and floated down the river. By superhuman efforts Messrs. McCampbell & Newman succeeded in getting the barge to the shore, and the passengers and remaining crew were landed or terra firma. -- The baggage, &c., belonging to those upon the Babbage was lost, and we are told that the boat will prove a total loss.
The steamer Commonwealth, on the day previous to the above disaster had a barge to sink just across the river from Waters Landing, but after the freight was removed to another boat, it was raised, and the Commonwealth passed on her trip to New Orleans.
Only a few days before this the steamer City of Vicksburg went down in twelve feet water at Sheep island bar, four miles below Waters Landing, but she has since been raised and taken back to St. Louis for repairs. No lives lost.
STEAMER BURNED. -- The William J. Lewis, on her way to St. Louis took fire on Tuesday afternoon last, while coaling at Chester, and burnt to the water's edge. The burning boat drifted to near J. A. White's barrell factory, and that portion of Chester is now burning (March 16) the wind blowing furiously all the time. The boat and cargo will prove a total loss. Two more boats are tied up just below Claryville, unable to go up stream, on account of the wind. The excitement on both sides of the river is great.
THE LITERARY. -- EDITOR UNION: Last Friday night was not a good night for Plantonists [sic]. The rain kept several members away; still there was more than a quorum present. In the absence of both President and Vice President, the house was called to order by the Secretary, and Wm. H. Bennett was elected president pro tem. The programme of the evening was taken up. Miss Zora Block read a well chosen piece effectively; David W. Crow delivered an oration, entitled a great character in history. The question for debate was: "Resolved that it would be right for the United States to adopt a free trade policy." The regular debate was dispensed with, and the irregular debate on the same resolution became the order of the evening. D. W. Crow and Wm. H. Bennett spoke in behalf of the affirmative, and J. T. Crow and W. A. Cashion in favor of the negative. The subject was well handled but not exhausted, it being one of huge dimensions. One of the prominent ideas presented by the affirmative, was that a tariff is a tax per capita instead of advalorum, therefore unjust. The negative took high ground in favor of a protective tariff. The plausible arguments brought forward by both sides, prove conclusively that there is room for honest difference of opinion upon this agitatied question. After a spirited discussion, the ayes and nays were called and the resolution was carried.
Three more names were signed to the Platonic constitution during the evening. Those who thought the ship would go down for the want of ballast after she was deserted by them, can see now how far they were mistaken. A song and chorus seconded by Miss Minnie M. Chases on the melodeon finished the programme, and the society adjourned.
CHEAP Buggy Harness and F. Klein's.
PERRYVILLE WHEAT AND FLOUR MARKET. Corrected weekly by Fred. Schindler:
|Wheat, white choice
|Wheat, red choice
|Flour, choice per barrel
|Flour, choice per hundred
|" XXX per barrrel,
|" XXX per hundred
|" XX per barrel,
|" XX per hundred
|Bran, per bushel,
|Ship stuff, per hundred,
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