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Weekly Perryville Union
Perryville, Missouri, Friday, 21 May 1875


LOSS. -- Mr. John G. Gerstacker lost a good horse on last Wednesday evening.

THE WHEAT has commenced to head in these parts. This crop is looking well.

THE CHESTER FAIR. -- Several of our citizens visited Chester this week to attend the fair.

ENJOYMENT. - A fine time was had at one of our farmer's residence, five miles south of Perryville one day last week.

BUILDING. -- Mr. Michael Zink has commenced the erection of a small brick in the rear of his main building on St. Mary's street.

BIRTH. -- A little girl stopped at the residence of Mr. Lawrence Weber, three miles northeast of Perryville on Thursday morning of last week.

     Baby buggy

SHEEP KILLED. -- On last Sunday week Mr. Raymond Tucker, residing two miles north of Perryville, had another lost of sheep killed by the canine tribe.

THE PROPERTY known as Cole's mill, elevator and ware house at Chester, was sold at public sale recently, and was bought in by Cole brothers for $40,200.

THAT INSANE lady whom we mentioned in our last issue, has succeeded in again get away from her husband, and was seen on the road to St. Marys last Friday.

FINGER OFF. -- Not long since Bud Pillars, while working about the stave factory at Waters Landing, accidentally had the middle finger on his right hand cut off.

REPLOWING. -- Corn that had been planted several weeks since by some of our farmers, not doing well, is now being plowed up, preparatory to again planting it in corn.


The highest market price paid for Wool in cash, or exchange for Jeans, Flannels, Yarn, or any other merchandise at Furth's.

SNAKES. -- Mr. Joseph E. Brewer residing three miles southeast of Perryville, cut down a tree on Friday last, and in the hollow of it found fourteen black snakes.

THE COUNTY COURT was in session the past week, our Collector making his settlement, and other business was also transacted, which proceedings we will endeavor to give in our next issue.

WOOL AGAIN. -- Mr. John May, residing about three and a half miles north of Perryville, a few days since sheared from a one-year old sheep eleven and a half pounds of good wool, one fleece of which measured fifteen inches in length.

FATAL ACCIDENT. -- A little child of Charles Barber (colored) while playing about the house on Friday week, the door of the house was blown down, which fell upon the child, fatally injuring it, from the effects of which it has since. died.

COMPETITION. -- A contest for the same object; rivalry. The city printing of St. Louis for the present year was given to the lowest bidder last week. All the daily papers competed for it, but the St. Louis Republican was the successful party, its proprietors having taken the contract at "two cents a line."

LOCKED UP. -- Charles E. Wise who we spoke of in our last issue, was removed from our county jail by Sheriff Guth on Thursday morning of last week, and was taken to Jackson in Cape Girardeau county, and placed in jail, where he will very probably remain until the next term of our circuit court.

     Ball and chain

WATERS LANDING. -- A new blacksmith shop has just been established at that place by Mr. Thomas Carwin, and he is said to be a good mechanic. Mr. Em. M. DeLassus has got his residence completed, and will move in to it in a few days. Dr. Beadle has also completed his office building and has taken possession of the same.

PAINTING UP. -- Mr. O. C. Nabert has made considerable improvement about his home property. His f[r]ont fence has been treated with paint, while his back fence and stable and smoke house has been served with a coat of white wash. He is also having the wood work of his dwelling nicely painted. Mr. Wm. P. Faherty has had his fence white-washed.

PICTORIAL. -- The St. Louis Democrat of last Friday contains quite a lengthy article on the Western rivers, and descriptive notes relating to improvements of the Mississippi river, accompanied by a large number of illustrations. The Democrat manifests considerable enterprise, and will doubtless be rewarded for it. This number of that paper will be preserved.

THE JUNE NUMBER of Ballou's Magazine is something the publishers may well be proud of. it has an extra good assortment of stories, eloquent poetry, fine illustrations, and all the variety that goes to make up a first-class and popular magazine. it is the greatest favorite for a cheap serial, of any in the country and the reason is it has more variety than other magazines.

DIED, of pneumonia, on Thursday morning, May 13th, 1875, at his residence seven miles north of Perryville, Mr. James A. Hagan, aged about 45, years.

DIED, on Monday, My 17th, 1875, at her residence two miles east of Perryville, Mrs. Constance Mattingly, aged 39 years. The deceased leaves a husband, several children, and other relatives and friends to mourn her loss.

MARRIED, on Sunday, May 16th, 1875, by Squire R. J. Maddock, near Silver Lake, Mr. John Danielly to Mrs. Davis, all of this county. The bridegroom in this case is a mere youth of only seventy-five summers. We always did approve of people marrying young, and we tender this couple our sincere congratulations.

MARRIED, on Sunday morning, May 16th, 1875, at the German Catholic Church in Perryville, by Rev. Father Kleiser, Mr. Charles Bartsch to Miss Theresa Schindler.

Married, on Monday morning, May 17th, 1875, at Ste. Mary's Seminary, by Rev. M. Rubi, Mr. S. C. Barbier to Miss Eliza Hays.

PERSONAL. -- Mr. E. P. Gleason, of St. Louis, agent for the reliable Bucyrus reaper and mower, was in Perryville last Friday to make arrangements for supplying our farmers with machinery.

     Grain drill

Mr. Steinberg, of Chester, Ill., engaged in selling agricultural implements, was in town arranging matters for the same purpose.

Judge Wm. H. Hennett left for St. Louis on Friday last on business and returned on Sunday.

Mr. George Tucker left our county on Wednesday of last week for the North on a visit for his health.

Judge John H. Nicholson left for St. Louis last Sunday on business, and will be absent some days.

Rev. James V. Worsham, of Dunklin county, arrived in our county a few days ago on a visit.

Mrs. Laura Sanders and Miss K. Brown left for Grand Tower, Ills., on Friday last.

Mr. M. H. Milster, of Frohna, was in Perryville last Monday on business, and called around to see us. -- He informs us that his bees are doing well, and that he now has thirty-five hives, and he proposes to furnish honey to parties at low rates.

Mr. Fred. Klein, accompanied by his sister and children, left for St. Louis last Monday, on a visit to their relatives.

Dr. Reuben Shelby left for Jefferson City last Sunday, to be present at the meeting of the State Board of Equalization, of which he is a member.

Squire Burfeind, of Frohna, was in town this week, and gave us a call.

Mr. Wise, father of Chas. E. Wise was in town on Monday.

Last week the rivers and creeks in the West were very high, and much mischief has been the consequence.

We learn that the Black River and other streams in the lower part of the State was very high -- higher than was ever known before, and a considerable amount of property in Butler county was destroyed and several lives lost.

A gentleman named Elliott Beck, living thirteen miles northwest of Poplar Bluff, ha his house demolished by the flood, and his wife and two children were drowned, and he barely escaped with his life.

It is also stated that several thousand feet of railroad track is washed off near Cane creek bridge, seven miles from Poplar Bluff, and other roads between that place and St. Francois river have been badly damaged. The railroads will sustain a heavy loss.

The Perryville Public School Exhibition.

We here give our readers a concise account of the exhibition which was given on Wednesday by the Perryville public school. The stage was very tastefully decorated and ornamented with flowers and mottoes. The programme, which consisted of music, declamations, dialogues and scenes, was opened with a short salutatory by Mr. D. W. Crow, and a song of welcome by the school, after which followed declamations, dialogues and songs.

The first declamation by Douglas Farrar, was a good piece of composition and well rendered. Next came the little folks, and now, perhaps, we will not be able to give names, but would say here, they all deserve honorable mention, and that we may well feel proud of the rising generation.

Vacation, by Victor Javaux, as grandma done by James Sanders, speeches by Bennie Dalton and Arthur Cashion; Little rain drops by John Doerr; I can and I can't by Henry Burgee; God sees me by Walter Mann; Union Boy by Sherman Ellis, and a speech by Sammie Ellis; the Seminoles reply by Levi Block; Maude Mueller by Katie McAtee; a sweet little song by four sweet little girls, Carrie Cashion, Cora Booth, Fannie Kiefner and Amelia Block.

Dialogue, The Echo by three little girls; Cruelty to animals by George Dalton and Harry Booth; what I'd like to be by nine little girls; Choice of trades by half a score of little boys; Christmas comes by once a year by Florence Hooss, Hattie Simpson, Willie Cashion and others; The noblest hero by Eddie Killian, Lewis Guth and others; Rehersal by John Keifner and Willie Cashion; How they kept the secret by Alice Block, Zoe Burgee, Levi Block, Emma Burns, Katie McAtee, Susie Ellis, Josie Ellis and John Kiefner; The hard case by John Kiefner, Willie Dalton and Douglas Farrar; How to make mothers happy by Charley Litsch, Moritz Berhle and others; Woman's rights by Emma Burns, Katie McAtee, Alice Block, John Kiefner and others. The above forms a part of the afternoon exercises. The programme was interspersed with appropriate songs and music.

The programme for night was more complete, if possible, than that of the afternoon. The Concordia String Band was present, and furnished a number of good pieces of music for the occasion. First on the programme was music and a short introductory by the Principal of the school. Next in order was a declamation, Pay the Printer, by John Kiefner, then the Egyptian Debate by Douglas Farrar and Willie Dalton, after which the beautiful, Distant Chimes was sung by Miss Minnie M. Chase and Alice Block, and following this was The Old Maid, personated by Emma Burns, then came The Matrimonial Advertisement, a dialogue by Mattie Burgee, Paulina Doerr, Nevada Wilson, Willie Cashion, and Joseph Bell. The characters were well sustained. The September Gale by Jos. Bell, told in a humorous manner, how a poor fellow met with a serious loss -- The Months, a scene by twelve girls, was a beautiful piece; the good German Citizen was well represented by John Kiefner. A very good piece was the dialogue in which an old bachelor feigns deafness, and plays off on a whole family, consisting of mother, two naughty sons, an abused Miss Lucy and a high strung Miss and her Don Pedro.

School scenes, represented by Ettie Doerr, Zoe Burgee, Nevada Wilson, Josie Ellis and Martha Weber, was a nice piece. "De Constitution," a comic lecture by Willie Dalton, was well received; Night and Morning, a scene by Susie Ellis and Miss Chase, was presented in a good style; The man who does not take the papers, a comic piece by Willie Cashion. Charade, a play by Katie McAtee, Emma Burns, Mattie Burgee, Jos. Bell, John Kiefner, Willie Cashion and Alice Block. The piece, though rather lengthy, was interesting. The haunted stream, a piece of music, was rendered in the best style by Miss Chase. Indians, a dialogue by Charley Litsch, Moritz Berhle, Lawrence Liebler and Joseph Bell. Pocahontas, a scene by Alice Block, Douglas Farrar, Joseph Bell and others. Washington's dream, a tableau by a number of children, which was well presented. Then the valedictory by Miss Chase: Subject, "We are builders," which was good. A song, music, and then Good Night, was sung by the school and the exercises closed.

The attendance at the exhibition in the afternoon, as well as at night, was large, and everything passed off pleasantly and satisfactorily. Thus closes an eight months term of school, of which, Mr. David W. Crow managed the first department, while Miss Minnie M. Chase taught the second department. The children in both departments have made considerable progress in their various studies during the past session, for which we can thank the above competent and efficient teachers.

F Oscar Gilman, of Bourbon county, Ky., shipped $2,500 sheep to Boston last year.


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

Names of Admr. & Ex's.         Names of Estates
Monday, June 7th, 1875.
James L. Crow, M. J. Eddlemon
August Kraft, Wm. Tomforte
James L. Crow, C. Schieferdecker,
James L. Crow, Robt. T. Brown
James L. Crow, Sarah Stack
Josephine French, Thos. A. French
Tuesday, June 8th
James L. Crow, Matilda Taylor
James L. Crow, J. G. Darwin
John W. Venable, Sarah G. Rhyne
Geo. W. Taylor, Nathaniel Tubbs
G. F. F. Winter, F. F. J. Winter
Robt. H. Black, Dalinda Mitchell
James L. Crow, Lewis Miles
Wednesday, June 9th
James L. Crow, Christ. Lindner
James L. Crow, John W. Noell
James Burgee, Robt. C. Waters
James L. Crow, J. D. Abernathy
James L. Crow, Felician Gras
James L. Crow, Christ. Swink
James L. Crow, Emily Faina
Thursday, June 10th
W. J. Abernathy, Jer. A. Abernathy
Ireneaus Brown, Peter Brown,
Joseph Cissell, Luvina Cissell.
J. O. Abernathy, J. A. Abernathy
A. J. Sauer, Anton Sauer
Jos. Lukefahr, Joseph Milster
Joseph Miles, Emmet McCauley
Friday, June 11th
James L. Crow, C. Campbell
James L. Crow, Fred. Weber
James L. Crow, S. B. Kinnison
Basil Moore, M. V. Moore
John B. Everett, Mary Everett
James L. Crow, Moses Laws
S. L. McAtee, Henry McAtee
J. T. Brewer,
Saturday, June 12th.
Felix Layton, Henry T. Tucker
James L. Crow, James T. Hagan
Geo. M. Shaner, Columbus Price

Guardian and Curator Docket

Guardian and Curator         Names of Wards
Monday, June 7th.
Wm. R. Allen, W. A. & M. Alcorn
Car. Bulteman, E. Bulteman
Josiah Tucker, Jos. L. Belsha
Lewis Bey, Joseph Baggett
John Block, Savannah & V. Cox
John Essory, Wm. Chambers
Tuesday, June 8th.
Wm. P. Faherty, Leon & C. DeLassus
Frank Brenner, C. J. Fenwick
Jos. C. Killian, L. E. French
Robt. T. Farrar, Wm. H. Farrar
Aaron Favell, Mary J. Favell
John A. Knoll, Jacobine Graef
Wednesday, June 9th
Aaron Favell, William Haynes
Jos. G. Weinhold, Ben Hecht et al
Paul Untereiner, Amile Kallas
Chas. G. Mueller, Emanuel Mueller
Josiah Dean, Emily May
John May, Jerome May
James Nelson, A. J. Mead
Thursday, June 10th
Chas G. Mueller, Paul Mueller
Antoine Prost, J. Michaux et al
D. W. Morrison, L. O. Morrison et al
J. A. Hughey, R. E. Milster et al
Henry Cook, E. R. Morrison
Henry Holtman, Sophie Marchelein
Simon Moore, Law. Moore et al
Friday, June 11th
John Schmidt, Ben Poppitz et al
Isaac Merideth, Alpha Price
Henry Schmidt, Julia Reuschel
J. O. Abernathy, Harriet & G. Rhyne
Emanuel Estel, Daniel & S. Rhyne
J. F. Dippold, Johanna Rental
Francis Riney, Philomine Smith
Saturday, June 12th.
Gregory Brewer, M. & A. Tucker
Everestus Nitcher, Jas. P. Taylor
John B. Tucker, James C. Tucker
John Lorenz, Gabriel Voelker
Chas. F. Bruihle, Eliza C. Venable
J. G. Wonderlich, J. E. Wonderlich
J. R. Hoffman, Julia Wills
H. H. Webermeyer, B. & T. Welker
Mich. Griffaw, Nancy Williams
George McNew, Georgia Woolford
Frank Renaud, Joseph Wimsatt
Theo. Estel, H. Gerlach
Geo. M. Shaner, Wm. Robb et al

Judge Probate & Common Pleas Court

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