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Weekly Perryville Union
Perryville, Missouri, Friday, 19 November 1875


NEW SIGN. -- We notice that Dr. J. W. Futrell has just put up his sign at his residence.

MR. HEUSS(?), so we understand, is doing an excellent business at Appleton, and he deserves to.

CIRCUIT COURT, in St. Francois county, commenced last Monday, and Judge Robinson was on hand.

PECANS. - It is stated that there will be a very small crop of pecans raised in Bois Brule bottom this season.

SAW LOGS. -- Last week a good many saw logs, destined for the saw will [sic], passed our office. They will be converted into lumber.

INSURED. -- Dr. Murphy has just purchased a new fire proof safe, and now has it in his drug store. Any thing deposited in it will not be troubled by fire.

$17  will buy a Portable Wardrobe at John Kiefner's.

ANCIENT. -- Mr. John L. Edwards, a resident of our neighboring city of Chester, has a Bible in his possession that is just one hundred and ninety-six years old.

AN ACCIDENT occurred at the railroad depot in Chester one day last week, but no other damage was done than the ditching of two cars and demolishing one.

FIRE. -- The residence of Mr. Chas. Miller, about fourteen miles southwest of Perryville, was consumed by fire on Monday of last week. His loss is covered by insurance in the Rockford company.

TEACHING SCHOOL. -- Mr. Robert C. Waters is teaching a school at the Clement Knott school house, two and a half miles northeast of Perryville, and he has a good attendance. A term of four months will be taught.

MR. CHAS. WEIDT, editor and proprietor of the Western Press, published in the city of Cape Girardeau, was in Perryville last Friday, and while here called around to see us. We found him an affable and agreeable gentleman.

VALUABLE PROPERTY. -- A gentleman named David Boyd, has just disposed of his property across the river in our neighboring county of Randolph to capitalists in the future great city of the world, for the very handsome sum of $75,000.

BIRTHS. -- A little boy stopped at the home of Mr. Joseph Bey, three miles southwest of Perryville last Sunday week.

A little girl called at the residence of Mr. George L. Fox, three miles west of Perryville, on Saturday night last.

     Baby buggy

MARRIED, on Sunday afternoon, November 7th, 1875, at St. Mary's Seminary, Mr. Edward Monier to Miss Mary Gros.

Married, on Sunday, November 11th, 1875, at St. Mary's Seminary, Mr. Charles Megit to Miss Justine Gros.

ANOTHER TEACHER WANTED. -- On Tuesday evening last, the Perryville School Board held a meeting and at it decided to engage one additional teacher. The Secretary gives notice that sealed bids for a 2d assistant teacher will be received until 4 P. M. of Friday, 19th of November.

12  yards of the very best Calico for one dollar at Furth's.

PERSONAL. -- Mrs. Theresa Bertsch, in company with Mr. Joseph Schindler, left for city of St. Louis last Sunday.

Dr. A. D. Penney, of Chester, arrived in Perryville last Monday and will be found at his office in Litsch's new building.

CORN, measuring sixteen inches in length, was raised upon the farm of Mr. John Hoffman in Bois Brule bottom this year. This will be hard to beat, but then Perry county is noted for raising good wheat, corn and other grain, as well as vegetables. -- This is the county to come to if you desire to grow excellent crops.

WORKING THE ROADS. -- Mr. Irenius Brown, overseer of this district, has been doing considerably [sic] work upon the roads leading out of Perryville. The road leading out of town to Jackson, has been nicely gravelled, and the road to St. Mary's Seminary is also being gravelled. -- We think these are good improvements.

TAKEN IN. -- Two individuals, hailing from the rock quarry above Ste. Mary put in their appearance at our neighboring city of Chester on Sunday of last week and got very troublesome, so much so, that it became necessary to arrest them and not having the requisite cash to pay their fine and cost, were furnished quarters in jail.

$16  Will buy a very handsome Dressing Bureau at John Kiefner's.

KICKED BY A HORSE. -- Robert L. Tucker, son of Mr. James F. Tucker, residing near Silver Lake in this county, while working about, his team, a few days ago, was kicked in the forehead by one of the horses, inflicting an ugly cut, though not dangerous. His grandmother, a lady seventy years of age, dressed the wound, and he is now all right.

BURGLARS ABOUT. -- Four strangers put in their appearance at Ste. Mary's last Saturday, doubtless for the purpose of relieving some of the citizens of their loose change and other valuables. A short time after the mantle of night had been thrown around Ste. Mary's these individuals bursted in the door of the flouring mill and entered it, but soon after left it without carrying off anything.

BALLOU'S MAGAZINE. -- The December number of Ballou's Magazine is a nice one, with its superb engravings, its new type and heavy white paper. The contents are as varied as ever, embracing thrilling sea stories, domestic sketches and eloquent poetry. The January number of Ballou's will commence a thrilling serial by M. quad of the Detroit Free Press, the most popular writer in the country at this time. Published by Thomes & Talbot, Boston, Mass.

SOME "TATER". -- We have been presented by Miss M. R. Phillips, with a specimen of Irish potato that just beats anything in the "tater" line we have ever seen or heard of. It consists of a "boss tater" about six inches long, and around which and connected with it, fifteen other potatoes, varying in size from one and a half to twelve inches in circumference, altogether presenting a show that would make glad the heart of a "grasshopper sufferer," or any other hungry man.

A FATAL ACCIDENT. -- A gentleman by the name of Mr. James Manning living upon the farm of Mr. Andrew Scherer on the St. Mary's road, two and a half miles from Perryville, met with a terrible accident on last Monday evening. It seems that the unfortunate gentleman was returning from watering his horse at a rapid pace, when he stumbled and fell, precipitating the rider to the ground and fell upon him, inflicting serious internal injuries to Mr. Manning, from the effects of which he expired early on Tuesday morning. The deceased was an honest and industrious man, and much respected. He leaves a young wife and other relatives to mourn his untimely loss.

3¾  lbs. of the finest Coffee for one dollar at Furth's.

MESSRS. HUBER & SCHINDLER'S machine threshed wheat for the following parties during the past season:

DIED, on Wednesday, November 10th, 1875, at the residence of its parents, seven miles northeast of Perryville, a daughter of Mr. John Penney, aged seven months.

Died, on Tuesday, November 9th, 1875, at the residence of her parents six miles northeast of Perryville, a daughter of Mr. Peter Vaughn.

Died, on Tuesday, November 16, 1875, at her residence eight miles east of Perryville, Mrs. Betsey Knott aged about 60 years.

Died, on Tuesday, November 16, 1875, at the home of its parents in Bois Brule bottom, a child of Mr. Martin Reis.

ANOTHER SHOOTING AFFAIR. -- It is an old saying that true lover never runs smooth, and quite probably it doesn't. Well, for some time past a young colored gentleman of African descent, a resident of St. Mary's and also chief cook for Father Lilly at that place, had been paying his addresses to a young colored lady at the point, named St. James, and his attachment for her became very warm. Things went on smoothly for a time, but it was soon discovered that she had another suitor, in the person of Mr. Brooks, also a colored man, which was not altogether appreciated by him. -- On Wednesday night of last week Mr. Brooks and Miss St. James were united in the holy bonds of wedlock, and among the invited guests present on the above occasion was her first lover. But a short time after the marriage ceremony was performed, the disappointed lover proceeded across the room to where the newly made bride was standing, and without any apparent hesitation on his part, drew forth a pistol and discharged the contents of one barrel at her, which entered her head, near the right ear, but the wound inflicted will probably not prove serious. We understand that she is able to travel about, the wound giving her no trouble. The perpetrator of the deed made his escape, and has not been heard of since.

SAVE  Money by buying your furniture at John Kiefner's.

The Literary. -- EDITOR UNION: The society met at the usual hour on last Friday night, and was called to order by the President, Dr. Mann. Quite a large audience was present. The regular order of business was disposed of. One member, a Mr. Moore, was admitted by ballot. The programme of the evening was called, as follows: A lecture by Dr. Mann. The Doctor came forward with a very able and interesting lecture on courage. a number of the most prominent characters in history, both sacred and profane, were mentioned by way of illustration; their deeds of daring, their stern integrity to, and their persevering maintenance of the principles of what they regarded as just and true, were all set forth in eloquent terms. The points in the discourse were sustained by judicious illustrations and correct reasoning.

"The death of little Nell" was read in an entertaining manner by Miss Katie McAtee. The Essay by Mr. Wm. A. Cashion was an embodiment of practical queries, which every one that would understand the rules of decorum and true politeness should study.

After a recess of ten minutes the regular debate on the subject of female suffrage was opened by Judge Bennett, seconded by Mr. Wm. A. Cashion. Rev. H. Dalton and A. H. Cashion respondents. Both sides of the question were supported by good argument. The discussion, which was humorous and mirth producing, in a high degree, resulted in favor of the affirmative.

The irregular debate on the same question, a worthy sequel to its predecessor, was opened by C. A Killian on the part of the negative, and participated in by a number of members. Upon the whole, it was rather the liveliest affair we have witnessed for a long while. The "incorrigible" members of community received their share of attention from several speakers, it being more than hinted that they had no part nor lot in the matter, while the one thing needful was left undone. The resolution was sustained by a unanimous vote. A resolution was adopted changing the meeting of the society to Monday night.

The question for debate next Monday night is: "Resolved, that the sword is mightier than the press."


lbs. of best light brown Sugar for one dollar at Furths.

Salem Township. -- EDITOR UNION: This township is something akin to Drybone, as to farming lands. The soil, in the aggregate, is better, perhaps, but the surface is quite as broken. A great portion of this township has generally been held in disfavor, consequent upon its apparent light soil and non-productiveness; but mother earth, even here, yields bountifully to man's industry. It is true , there are some farms here worn and worthless, owing, however, to bad management, in years gone by. The farmers are learning that it requires some care to carry on husbandry to success, as well as other pursuits, hence, the lands now being reduced to cultivation, will be kept good, so even made better by prudent management, whilst much of the partially lost lands will be reclaimed. Farmers that ten or fifteen ago, usually raised from 50 to 100 bushels of wheat, this year made from 300 to 700. George Stoebenger and Andrew Fassold, living on Dry Fork broken, scrubby post oak land, make, the latter, 700 bushels of wheat and barley; the former 500 bushels of wheat. Squire Jos. E. Callier seems to be the champion wheat raiser of the township, his crop yielding 1,400 bushels. Jas. M. Warren raised 1,000 bushels on land, by no means, strong nor fresh. -- The Bailey farm produced 1,100 bushels of wheat.

Bailey's Landing is in this township and continues its principal shipping point. Some changes have taken place here since my last round. Robert F. Gatewood, the successful merchant has traded his store for some valuable lands in Bois Brule, and gone to farming, while Ceron F. DeLassus of Claryville becomes merchant here. But the saddest change of all, is the absence of the familiar face of Major F. D. Jones. He died directly after our visit here last year. Mr. Jones was the heaviest tax payer in the county. His son, Maxie Jones, has moved from Jones island, and taken up his abode at the paternal mansion. John Wilkinson, the second heaviest tax payer in the county, also resides in this township, at Wilkinson's Landing. This township is usually very healthy, but this year, owing to the continuous rains and the adjacent overflowed lands in lower Bois Brule, chills and fevers were quite prevalent. J. N. Taylor, the young and promising physician at Bailey's Landing, was busily engaged in administering to the wants of his many patients. Conrad Tauber, Andrew J. Cotner, John Wilkinson, James Sanders, Lewis Dickson, James M. Warren and Maxie Jones have our thanks for hospitalities.


$4½  Will buy a nice Cottage Bedstead at John Kiefner's.

10  cents per yard for best domestic at Furth's.


The following is the docket for settlement of estates in the Probate and Common Pleas Court of Perry county, Mo., at the December Term, 1875.

Names of Admrs & Ex's. Names of Estates
Monday, December 6th, 1875
August Kreft William Tomfote
James L. Crow Robt. T. Brown
James L. Crow Sarah Stack
James L. Crow William Manning
James Rice Francis Rice
James L. Crow Narcis Watson
James L. Crow John G. Darwin
Tuesday, December 7th, 1875
James L. Crow Lewis Miles
James L. Crow John W. Noell
James L. Crow Christian Swink
James L. Crow Valerio Faina
John Hoffman Leonard Hoffman
James L. Crow William Allen
James L. Crow George Lewis
Wednesday, December 8th
Thomas Seemes Felix Seemes
Leon E. DeLassus J. & L. DeLassus
Leon E. DeLassus DeLassus & Bro.
Joseph Cissell Ignatius Moore
James L. Crow Joseph L. DeLassus
James L. Crow James Crawford
James L. Crow Robt. Clifton
James L. Crow Pierre Miget
Thursday, December 9th
Joseph E. Callier William Clifton
Leon Bogy H. B. Kinnison
James L. Crow DeLassus & Bros.
James L. Crow Ross A. Reed
James L. Crow J. C. DeLassus
R. R. Milster Polly Milster
James L. Crow Ann F. Dean
Friday, December 10th
Isidore Layton C. M. Manning
Robt. A. Luckey Amzi A. Milster
Joseph Lukefahr Joseph Meister
James L. Crow S. B. Kinnison
Theod Picou Trasimona Picou
James L. Crow Bede H. Layton
Jos. G. Weinhold F. F. Fischer
James L. Crow Hilary Tucker
Saturday, December 11th
Michael Rubi Minerva J. Tucker
Eli M. DeLassus Ceron E. DeLassus
Robt. E. Gatewood Ellenor DeLassus
Nerius Layton V. D. Layton
John L. Belsha Leo F. Tucker
Wm. M. Cox James M. Cox
Matilda M. Jones Francis L. Jones
G. F. Winter John Renkin

Guardian and Curator Docket

Guardian and Curator Names of Wards
Monday, December 6th, 1875
James Burgee Anna & Emma Burgee
John W. Thomas Henry N. Belsha
Wm. D. Brewer J. B. & C. D. Mattingly
Lewis Bey Joseph Baggett
John Black Savannah & V. Cox
Ferd. Chavaux Thomas Chavaux
Bernard Difani John Difani
Bernard Difani Joseph Difani et al
Tuesday, December 7th, 1875
Wm. P. Faherty Leon & C. DeLassus
Robt. T. Farrar Wm. H. Farrar
Aaron Favell Mary J. Favell
Willie N. Garner Ann J. Garner
Francis K. Tucker James M. Hudson
William Eugus M. E. & L. Hoehn
V. D. Layton Thos. Layton
J. M. Mattingly J. & J. Mattingly
Wednesday, December 8th, 1875
Wm. D. Counts Luke & S. Mullins
Josiah Dean Emily May
L. P. McAtee M. T. & M. C. McAtee
Antoine Prost John Micheaux et al
D. W. Morrison L. Morrison et al
John A. Hughey Roxie E. Milster et al
Thursday, December 9th
Henry Cook E. B. Morrison
Henry Holtman Sophia Maschelein
Vincent Javaux Stella & N. Miles
J. A. Rutledge C. W. Nance et al
Mary A. Ponder Anton Ponder et al
Augustus Doerr Thomas Phillips
Francis P. Reis John P. Reis et al
John F. Dippold Johanna Rental
Fred Winter A. C. Renkin et al
William Litsch Maria Swink et al
Friday, December 10th
Francis Riney Philomine Smith
Joseph B. Tucker Mary F. Tucker
Emanuel Estel Claus Tomforte
James Reis Jose S. Tucker
Thomas Layton v. L. Tucker et al
Everestus Nitcher James P. Taylor
John Lorenz Albert Voeker et al
John C. Farrar S. G. Venable et al
Mathias Bowman August Zapf
Gregory Brewer Mandeville Morgan
Lewis Welker L. M. Dickinson
Joseph Cissell Octavia Cissell

Judge Probate & Common Pleas Court

FANS.  Mr. John Kiefner has now on hand and for sale, the DICKY WHEAT FAN, which he is selling at $29 cash. Warranted to be the very best fan now made.

16  yards good Calico for one dollar at Furth's.

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