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Weekly Perryville Union
Perryville, Missouri, Friday, 24 September 1875


PROBATE COURT will be in session next Monday.

JACK FROST put in his appearance in these parts Sunday night.

THE NEW CHURCH at Uniontown will soon be completed and ready for occupation.

IMPROVEMENT. -- Mr. Arson Callier is erecting a neat barn, southeast of the public square.

THE FAIR. -- From the Ste. Genevieve Fair Play we learn that the Catholic Fair at Ste. Marys was a success, and two hundred and twenty five dollars was realized.

DR. L. P. RUFF, resident dentist at Perryville, Mo., will leave on a professional tour through Cape Girardeau county on the 30th of September, and will be absent until the 16th of October.

SICKNESS. -- A good deal of sickness is reported in our county at the present time, and the doctors hereabouts have been kept quite busy. The chills and fevers are the prevailing diseases, so we are told.

FORTUNATE. -- Mr. Stephen T. Moore, drew the silver watch last Saturday in Perryville, and Mrs. Dr. Shelby drew the gold chain. The sewing raffle at Claryville drawn by Miss Lizzie Beauvais.

SUGAR CORN. -- Mr. Joseph F. Besand, residing three and a half miles south of Perryville, has sugar corn growing upon his farm this year, some stalks of which measure all of 17 feet and 4 inches in length.

OWL GONE. -- Miss Martha Hagar, residing a short distance south of Perryville, killed a night owl a few evenings ago. This interesting measured 4 feet 1 inch from tip to tip of wings. It won't visit chicken roosts any more.

BALLOU'S MAGAZINE. -- An excellent number is Ballou's magazine for October. It has some thirty different articles, stories, poetry and a dozen or more illustrations, all of the first class, and such as many magazines might be proud of. Published by Thomes and Talbot, 28 Hawley St., Boston, Mass.

JUSTICE COURT. -- Three affidavits were sworn out and filed against Eugene Boverat of our town last Tuesday and Wednesday by Mr. Cassimere Chappius. On Tuesday the cases were continued until Wednesday, and on Wednesday bonds were given and the cases continued until the 28th of this month.

A COURTESY. -- Mr. Stephen T. Moore, residing about 9 miles east of Perryville, left our office last Sunday morning a hen's egg, which is a little the queerest looking egg we ever saw. In the shape and appearance it resembles a gourd very much and is but little if any larger than a bird's egg. Barnum ought to have it.

THE THRESHING MACHINE belonging to Messrs. Raymond Schindler and Henry Huber has done good service during the past four weeks. -- The machine is an eight horse power with a twenty-four inch cylindar [sic]. They tell us that they have threshed in four weeks eight thousand eight hundred and eighty-nine bushels of wheat.

A HUGE PUMPKIN. -- Mr. Eugene Valleroy, residing some four miles north of Perryville, has raised pretty good sized pumpkins on his farm this season. One of them measured four and a half feet in circumference, and Mr. Valleroy informs us that it continues to grow, and there is no telling how much larger it may get. A first rate opportunity for pumpkin pies, and they are good, you bet!

MARRIED, at St. Mary's Seminary on Monday September 20, 1875, Mr. James O'Mara to Miss Fanny Cretan. We wish the young married couple a happy and peaceful voyage through life, and that fortune may smile upon them.

MARRIED, on Thursday, September 23d, 1875, at the German Catholic Church in Perryville, by Father Kleiser, Mr. Jacob Verdeghem to Miss Sophia Nyt. The newly married couple have our best wishes, and that their wedded life may be a happy and contented one.

BIRTHS. -- A little boy stopped at the residence of Mr. Carl Foster, four miles below Allen's Landing one day last week.

A little boy called at the home of Mr. John Panier, two and a half miles southwest of Perryville on last Saturday morning.

A little boy put in his appearance at the residence of Mr. Thomas L. Montgomery, six miles north west of Perryville last Monday morning.

Mr. C. C. Erwin had a little boy to stop at his home nine miles north west of Perryville last Saturday night.

     Baby buggy

TRANSFER OF REAL ESTATE for the week ending Wednesday, September 22d, 1875:

J. C. Staley and his wife to James Burgee deed for lot 71 in Perryville. Consideration $50.

James Burgee and his wife to Wm. P. Faherty, deed for lot 71 in Perryville. Consideration $75.

William Hutson and wife to Pius H. Layton, deed for 283 acres. Consideration $150.

John F. Rennand [sic] and wife to Joseph L. Renaud, deed for 80 acres. Consideration $650.

James Vessels and wife to Wm. W. Vessels, deed for 100 acres. Consideration $600.

A HEAVY CROP. -- Mr. Raymond Schindler, residing one mile southeast of Perryville, has just finished threshing his wheat crop, and it turned out first rate. Mr. Schindler is a model farmer and usually raises good crops. He had just seventy-two acres sown in wheat, and from it he received two thousand one hundred and sixty-three bushels of excellent wheat. This is little over 30 bushels to the acres and will be hard to beat. In our last issue we had something to say about the wheat crops produced in our county this year, and we still believe that the yield has been remarkably good and we doubt very much if there is a county in the State that can make a better showing, and if there is we should like to hear from it.

DIED, one day last week at the residence of its parents near Allen's Landing in this county, a child of Clayton Abernathy.

Died, on Friday morning, September 17, 1875, at the residence of her parents, four and a half west of Perryville, Mary J., daughter of Mr. S. S. and Mrs. Mary A. Tucker, aged 17 months.

Died, on Tuesday, September 14, 1875, at the residence of its parents six miles northwest of Perryville, Mary, daughter of Mr. Casper and Mrs. Mary Dunker, aged eighteen months.

Died, of a congestive chill, on Sunday, September 19, 1875, at his residence four miles northeast of Perryville, Mr. Peter Fassold, aged 25 years and 6 months. He leaves a wife, two children and other relatives to mourn his loss.

Died, on Sunday, September 19, 1875, at the residence of Mr. Joseph Elder, five miles south of Perryville, an infant of Mr. Jefferson and Mrs. Catharine Roy.

MIGHT GET HURT. -- About twelve o'clock Friday night while Judge Robinson was reading in the dining room of his residence, he heard a noise in the adjoining garden, and suspecting that some one was taking fruit, he got his double barreled breach loader, and started up to the garden gate. He soon discovered a chap, whose name is withheld, and proceeded with gun in hand to make him a little speech, but said party was in a hurry and did not stop long to listen. As he jumped the fence a woman fell out of another tree and silently stole away. The Judge says that but for the probable shooting of the woman, who was no doubt under the leadership of the man, he would have given him a lively sensation about the legs. The Judge is a wide awake sort of an individual, and prowling about his premises at night is not at all safe. Some one will surely come up shot or arrested.

RAILROAD. -- The Chester Tribune says: "There may be some prospect yet of the building of a railroad from Chester to the Iron Mountain, if our citizens will but make the necessary effort. The chief engineer of the S. & M. narrow guage [sic] was in St. Marys a few days ago, looking up the feasibility of locating the route on the old bed of the C. & I. M. R. R., graded some years ago."

We also notice that articles of association have been field at Jefferson City, and certificate issued to the Mississippi River an South Missouri Railroad company, having for its object the construction of the railroad form the Mississippi river in Ste. Geenvieve county to Salem in Dent county, with a branch from its main line in St. Francois county to the Iron Mountain railroad. Distance one hundred miles. Capital $1,500,000.

PERSONAL. -- Mr. Otto C. Nabert, accompanied by his lady, departed for the city of St. Louis last Sunday afternoon on a visit.

Mr. William S. McBride left Perryville last Sunday for Carthage, in Southwest Missouri, to look at the country, and may pitch his home in that section.

Mr. William A. Cashion, accompanied by Miss Alice Block, left for St. Louis last Sunday, the young lady going there to attend school the coming year.

Mr. Robert C. Waters started for St. Louis last Sunday where he may remain for some time.

Joseph J. Elder, son of Mr. Jos. E. Elder, left for Cape Girardeau on Thursday evening of last week to attend the St. Vincent college at that place.

Mr. William Litsch, accompanied by his daughter Miss Theresa Litsch left for St. Louis last Monday.

Fathr Downing left for Cape Girardeau last Monday morning where he will probably remain.

Mr. John C. Doerr and Mr. Arsan Callier left for St. Louis Monday.

Mr. Phillip Doerr, and Mrs. Louis Doerr, accompanied by her children left for St. Louis on Wednesday.

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