Rankin Family History Project
Weekly Perryville Union
Perryville, Missouri, Friday, 26 March 1875
EASTER. -- Lent has drawn to a close, and next Sunday is Easter.
BUILDING. -- Mr. William Dunker raised a log residence upon his farm seven miles south of Perryville one day last week.
A JOLLY TIME. -- They had a log rolling at Mr. Anton Brown's five miles north of Perryville, a few days ago, and some work was done and lots of fun had.
CATTLE DISEASE. -- Mrs. A. Brown lost a fine cow last week, as also did Mr. Graep. We hear of cattle dying in different parts of the county, and it is proving quite a serious loss to our farmers.
GARDENING. -- Some people have put in garden "truck", but we are strongly of the opinion that they will have to replant before they will reap any vegetables. Winter has been holding on well.
A BARGAIN. -- We call attention to the advertisement of Mr. M. Schaubert in another column, headed "Farm for sale." Any one meaning business can get a good bargain by calling upon Mr. Schaubert.
PROBATE COURT. -- There will be an adjourned term of the Probate and Common Pleas Court held on Thursday of next week, which will only be in session one day, unless the business requires a longer session.
W. A. WOOD'S REAPERS. -- Mr. Wm. P. Faherty, our merchant on the northeast corner of the public square is the agent for this excellent and well known reaper, the advertisement of which will be found in another column.
SCHOOL. -- Miss Fannie Bollinger commenced a school at the school house near Highland this week. -- She is to teach for a term of three months. -- A four months school has just been closed at the same place. The people out there believe in good schools.
BLUE CRANE. -- Mr. Paschal Moore residing nine miles east of Perryville, killed a blue crane on Thursday of last week, which measured six and a half feet from tip to tip of wings, and weighed just sixty pounds. This fowl was killed at a distance of 150 yards.
AN ACCIDENT. -- A few days since while Rev. W. L. Lee, residing some six miles north of Perryville, was driving homeward in his carriage, his mule became unruly, and tried to run away, and in attempting to prevent it from doing this, he was somewhat bruised.
ROAD OPENING. -- One day the past week a couple of our farmers started for Perryville with loaded wagons, but were stopped on their way, and were compelled to open a new road with their pocket knives before they could proceed. A tree had fallen across the road blockading it.
THE PERRYVILLE CORNET BAND will give an Easter Ball at the Hooss Hotel on easter Monday, the 29th inst. The "Cornets" have the name of getting up the best and most enjoyable balls and parties in Perryville, and they promise that this shall be fully up to the standard.
ANOTHER BARN. -- Mr. Ferd. Bohnhardt, residing about three and a half miles southeast of Perryville, raised a new log barn on his farm on Thursday of last week. It is thirty-six feet wide and forty-eight feet long, and two stories high. -- This gentleman certainly believes in commodious barns.
MARRIED on Thursday, March 18, 1875, at the residence of the bride's parents, nine miles east of Perryville, Mr. Marshal Sides to Mrs. Laura A. Abernathy.
Married, on Thursday, March 18, 1875, at the residence of the bride's parents, nine miles east of Perryville, Mr. Harvey Burns to Miss Susan Abernathy.
THAT STORM. -- The storm that visited us on the night of Sunday week did considerable mischief. The greater portion of the roof of Mrs. V. Rousseau's barn was torn off, and hurled to the ground. A dwelling house belonging to Mr. R. Moore, of Perryville, was blown down, but fortunately nobody was hurt.
REV. HENRY DALTON returned home from the Conference on last Wednesday evening. This gentleman has been with us the past two years, and he has been stationed here for another year, and Cape Girardeau has been added to his circuit. He will preach at the Methodist Church on Sunday morning and Sunday night.
CONFIRMED. On Sunday last there were confirmed at the German Lutheran Church in Perryville (known as the Emanuel Congregation) by Rev. C. Demetro, six girls and three boys, named as follows: George Guth, Fred. Bergman, Albert Guth, Emma I. Boettner, Barbara Meisel, O. M. Weber, Mary Beinlin, Catherine Lang and Amelia Klempp.
RATHER ICY. -- Last Friday and Saturday were not much of spring days, on the contrary, were very winterish. We had hail, rain snow and elect to visit us on Friday,and pedestrians found it rather difficult to navigate the streets, some of whom had to "pick themselves up" several times. We guess old winter will abdicate the throne in favor of spring soon.
MR. JOHN B. GOTTO commenced tearing away the west end of Messrs. Litsch & Hunt's store building on Wednesday, preparatory to erecting a large two-story brick building. Mr. Gotto has secured the contract for putting up the brick work of this building, also of Mr. Gaririel End, also of Mr. Thomas Hooss and Mr. Maurus Biehle. He has got his hands full.
MILLIONS. -- There have probably been more wild pigeons seen in this portion of christendom during the past few weeks than were ever seen before. We are told that the Saline hills have been literally alive with them, but some of them were forced to give up their lives for the good of mankind. But a couple of weeks since something less than a hundred million passed over the regions of Silver Lake.
HUNTING FOR FEED. -- Somebody in need of something to sustain "animal" life, visited the barn of Mr. Alex. Courtois, residing two and a half miles southwest of Perryville, one day last week, and took herefrom a good many bundles of oats without permission from the proprietor, which he most seriously objects to. The rogue had better make it convenient to ask for the oats next time, or he may get hurt.
SCHOOL CLOSED. -- The school which Mr. James F. Tucker has been teaching at the Maddock school house near Silver Lake, closed last Friday. An exhibition and examination of the scholars was had during the day, and everything passed off satisfactorily. There are only fifty-seven children, of school age, in the district, fifty-three of whom were enrolled, and the average daily attendance was thirty-five.
IRISH POTATOES. -- Some of the farmers in Bois Brule bottom are determined to put their seed in a little early. We understand that one tiller of the soil has already put in over twenty acres of potatoes, with a probability of putting still more in. This vegetable has been commanding a high price during the past few months -- a little higher than they ought to be. A large breadth of land will very probably be put in potatoes this year.
ANOTHER CLOSED. -- The school taught by Mr. Marion Eddlemon at the Cashion school house, four miles southeast of Perryville, closed last Tuesday. During the day an examination took place, which gave general satisfaction. A majority of the officers and patrons of the school were present and were well pleased with the progress the pupils had made under the tutorship of Mr. Eddlemon. The school closed with a speech by the teacher and music by the children. The daily attendance of the school averaged thirty-seven.
THAT FIRE AT CHESTER. -- In our last issue we mentioned that the W. J. Lewis was destroyed by fire, and we now learn that one life was lost. That steamboat was valued at fifty thousand dollars, and was insured for thirty-eight thousand dollars. -- Besides the burning of the Lewis, the cooper shop of A. J. White and the stable belonging to Ike Gaston were consumed by the flames, and several other houses were more of less damaged. In April, 1863, the steamer W. J. Lewis No. I was snagged and sunk in the vicinity of Chester, and proved a total loss.
PERSONAL. -- Dr. A. D. Penney will be in Perryville on Thursday, April 8th, and will remain several days, and will be found at Hooss' Hotel.
Dr. S. T. Hall will visit Perryville on Tuesday, April 6th, and remain twelve days, and will be found at Dr. C. A. Mann's office.
Mr. Adkin, agent of the Hannibal Publishing company, was in town this week on business.
Judge Robinson, who has been holding a two weeks term of circuit court in Bollinger county, returned home on Tuesday evening. The Madison county circuit court is now in session, Judge Dinning holding the same.
Young Mr. Anthony Lukefahr, son of Mr. Anthony Lukefahr, residing ten miles southwest of Perryville, has come to town to attend the public school.
COMMISSIONER. -- A bill has passed both branches of the State Legislature and signed by the Governor, establishing the office of county school commissioner, which office we will be called upon to elect on Tuesday, the 6th of April. Mr. David W. Crow, who is principal of the Perryville public school has become a candidate for county school commissioner, and there is no better or more competent man in the county for this position, and he deserves to be elected. We ask our readers and others to vote for Mr. Crow.
THE LITERARY. -- EDITOR UNION: The equinoctial gale had spent its fury upon this part of our earth; men had prophesied that the time for the last conflict of the seasons of heat and cold had come; some were ready to say how calm, how beautiful, the hour comes on when storms are gone. The gentle warble of the robin and the blue bird reminded us that we were not forgotten. A still sweet voice came from the ground, where stood the flowers of last year, saying, "not dead, but sleeping." The bow of promise was outlined upon the receding storm. Tranquil as gentle visions passing over the breast of dreaming innocence,the memories of bud leaf, flower, fruit, sunny skies and songs of birds were wandering in the minds of the gay and joyous children who stood with open hearts, ready to welcome spring. How much would be gained it, through life, we would always keep our hearts open. Wait dear children. That which you alone can fully appreciate, will come. Old winter's administration has been a success, yet we know from the roar and bustle that the old tyrant is going to take his leave; still spring must not advance too boldly, or he may yet give us to feel his power, just as he did last Friday night. -- Facing such a storm, who could say "never mind the weather." None, not even a disciple of the great Plato, do you say? Allow us to inform you that quite a number of the members of the society were present, but owing to the storm that seemed to be increasing, and the magnitude of the subject before the society for discussion, and the absence of several persons who were upon the programme, the house was adjourned over until next Friday. Not dead, nor sleeping.
Circuit Court Docket for the April Term, 1875.
State of Missouri vs. James Huntly, selling liquor without license.
State of Missouri vs. James Huntly, selling liquor with license.
State of Missouri vs. Peter Verschelden, selling liquor without license.
Tuesday, April 13th -- second day:
State of Missouri vs. John and Lewis Grass, disturbing the peace of a family.
State of Missouri vs. Jas. A Bull, failing to keep a road in good repair.
State of Missouri vs. Wm. Brown assault with intent to kill.
Wednesday, April 14th -- third day.
Thomas G. Chadwick vs. Joseph Ellis et al, ejectment.
Henry L. Caldwell vs. Thomas Spicer et all, ejectment.
Thursday, April 15th -- fourth day.
Henry Caho and wife vs. John Endres, ejectment.
Lewis A. Wilson vs. Hayden & Merritt, debt, leave to answer Sept. 1st and continued.
Peter S. Bruner vs. Jon H. Nicholson, damages.
Emeline Wingerter et al, exparte partiton.
John C. Farrar et al, exparte partition.
Friday, April 16th -- fifth day
Oliver P. French vs. J. F. Miles, ejectment.
Francis L. Jones vs. Leon DeLassus et al, debt.
M. M. Kimmel vs. Elroy Bedwell, bill in equity.
Minerva Hagar et al vs. Louise Clifton et al, parition.
Elijah g. Allcom et al vs. Sarah E. Allen.
John C. Farrar, guardian and Curator of the Venable heirs, had order of sale renewed.
Saturday, April 17th - sixth day
Emanuel J. Smith vs. Clement J. Fenwick, debt.
Mary E. McGlochlin vs. William J. Moulson, ejectment.
John Elder et al vs. John Chapman et al, partition.
Joseph Blechle et al vs. Hugo Kirn et al, partition.
Raymond Schindler vs. Mary A. Noell, to quiet title.
Monday April 19th -- seventh day
John N. Frank vs. James Wilson et al, ejectment.
John N. Frank vs. Charles Dinkhahn et al, ejectment.
R. B. Lockwood, vs. William H. Higsdon et al, action on sheriff's bond.
Roxie E. Milster et al, exparte.
Willie A. Bell vs. James M. Bell, divorce.
Tuesday, April 20th -- eighth day.
John M. Duvall vs. E. L. Adams et al appeal from justice peace.
Robert N. Dean vs. Daniel Meredith, appeal from justice peace.
James L. Crow, administrator, vs. Aaron Nesslein, appeal from probate court.
State of Missouri to use of Perry county, vs. George Lodes, appeal from justice peace.
Wednesday, April 21st -- ninth day
Ceran F. DeLassus vs. Francis Hagan and James Wolsey, appeal from justice peace.
Charles N. Rimboch vs. Lunsford Ellis, appeal from justice peace.
Sarah A. Kennon vs. Eliza Daniels, appeal from justice peace.
John M. Sandler vs. John Peter Pochner, appeal from justice peace.
Robert M. Brewer et al vs. John J. Seibel, appeal from probate court.
James M. Lasater vs. Henry Frazier, appeal from justice court.
THE RETURN DOCKET
Kraft, Frye & Co., vs. A. Estel, attachment.
Elizabeth Moranville vs. Jerone Moranville, petition for decree of land.
Elizabeth Moranville vs. Jerome Moranville, action to authorize sale.
John C. Farrar vs. Martin Endres, ejectment.
Robt. N. Dean vs. C. Van Keneght and John L. Lhot, suit on note.
Francis L. Jones vs. Joseph Hagan ejectment.
Vincent Tucker vs. Henry Verschelden and Bruno Simmons, suit for debt.
Joseph Freaux et al vs. Jule Gros et al, partition
Robert N. Dean, ex rel., &c., of Emanuel Smith vs. Clement J. Fenwick, action on bond.
Robert N. Dean, ex. rel., &c., of James M. Smith vs. Clement J. Fenwick, action on bond.
John Blume vs. Clement Schindler action for debt.
Emanuel Block et al, exparte, partition.
Evarestus Nitcher et al, exparte partition.
Harrison Glore vs. John Spray et al, attachment.
Lewis Dickson vs. James M. O'Neal foreclosure of mortgage.
John W. Langlois vs. H. L. Caldwell et al ejectment.
John W. Langois vs. W. W. Hamilton et al ejectment.
Christopher Popp, administrator vs. James M. Oneal attachment.
James M. Mattingly et al, exparte partition.
Leon Bogy, administrator of H. B. Kinnison, vs. James L. Crow, administrator of William Allen foreclosure of mortgage.
John T. McBride et al vs. Fielding Lowrey et al, partition.
Margaret C. Oneal vs. Wm. Oneal, suit for divorce.
Anne Wagner et al vs. Barbara Schmidt, partition.
William Litsch, treasurer of Perry county, vs. Jones A. Rutledge, debt.
John Hackel vs. John Fassold, action for damages.
Zachriah Muller vs. Peter W. A. McPike, debt.
James J. Moore et al, exparte, partition.
Mary J. Gatewood et al, exparte, partition.
Phillip Popp vs. Chistopher [sic] Popp et al.
Matilda M. Jones et al vs. Emaline McLane, partition.
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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