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Weekly Perryville Union
Perryville, Missouri, Friday, 27 August 1875


WE HAVE two bakeries in Perryville.

MR. PATRICK MONAGHAN has our thanks for favors.

THE SISTER'S SCHOOL opens on the 5th day of September, as will be seen by the advertisement in another column.

CHILLS AND FEVER and mosquitoes are said to be the curse of Bois Brule bottom. "Egypt will be glad when they are departed."

THE WEATHER, a few days during the past week, was quite chilly, so much so that several persons clad themselves in heavy apparel.

BUILDING. -- Mr. Charley Hurbert, our city baker, has commenced the erection of a brick residence upon the lot opposite the Aurora House.

HARD TO BEAT. -- Mrs. Sarah Cashion, residing a few miles south of Perryville, sent us some of the largest and nicest beans we have ever seen.

RESIDENCE. -- Mr. Charles Voorde is making preparations to erect a brick residence upon his lot situated between Mr. John E. Aiken and Mrs. Farrar.

THE GRAPE CROP. -- We are told that the grape crop of this county will not be more than half as large as last year. A great many grapes have rotted.

DR. A. D. PENNEY, of Chester, will visit Perryville on the 1st day of September, and remain ten days. Office in first room upstairs in Wm. Litsch's new store building.

FAILED TO COME. -- On Monday evening we received no mails whatever. The wrong mail bag was brought from Chester, and the Fredericktown mail failed to come.

DR. L. P. RUFF has rented the office belonging to the heirs of B. Cissell, deceased, and will soon be ready to make handsome the toothless and glad those whose molurs [sic] ache.

THE TURKEYS had better keep an eye wide open after the first of September. Our sports are getting their "pieces" in trim, and longing to roll the sweet morsel under their tongues.

WILD CHERRIES have been quite plentiful in these parts during the past season. Mr. Raymond Tucker showed us some raised upon his farm that are quite as large as the tame cherry.

COL. W. H. McLANE, of Clinton, Henry county, formerly of Apleto, Cape Girardeau county, has donated a lot for a new Catholic Church near a lot for a new Catholic Church near his residence, and it is now being pushed to completion.

MR. EMILE COLLIN, residing near Lhot's mill, presented us with a lot of Concord grapes last Wednesday that he raised this season. They were the nicest and largest we have ever seen. One bunch contained eighty grapes.

THE ST. MARY'S SEMINARY SCHOOL. -- In another column of to-day's paper will be found an advertisement of the above school. It will open on Monday the 6th day of September. Here is a splendid opportunity to secure a good education.

THIS COUNTY is getting its name high up on the criminal list of late, but we can console ourselves with the reflection, that so far the culprits are all "tramps" and strangers in these parts. The climate hereabouts is not healthy for law breakers.

SNAKISH. -- Mr. H. L. Hoffman, residing some three and a half miles northeast of Perryville, recently killed four snakes, the largest one of which measured six feet and seven inches in length, and the smallest one six feet and five inches long.

A BIG BIRD. -- Mr. E. J. Hutchins, residing two miles north of Perryville, on Thursday of last week killed a blue crane. It measured five and a half feet from the tip of the bill to the tip of the toes, and six ... bird was quite a giant.

DIED, on Sunday morning, August 22d, 1876, at her residence in Bois Brule bottom, Mrs. Jane McLane, aged about 30 years.

Died, on Monday, August 23d, 1875, at the residence of her parents in Bois Brule bottom Emily Moody, aged one year.

NOT THE MAN. -- We are told by Judge Robinson that our item in last issue, to the effect that John D. Lee the Mountain Meadow murderer never resided in nor was surveyor of Ste. Genevieve county. John E. Lee was the county surveyor and was a high toned gentleman. He died in St. Louis several years ago.

BIRTH. -- A little girl stopped at the residence of Mr. Henry Grass, eight miles west of Perryville, one day last week.

A little boy called at the residence of Mr. Charles Besand, three miles south of Perryville last Friday.

A little stranger put in its appearance at Mr. James Hagan's home a few days ago.

     Baby buggy

MAIL BAGS LOST. -- The boy carrying the mail between Perryville and Jackson, lost the mail bag in the brush somewhere between Longtown and here last Saturday night. The boy says he got lost, and dismounted, hitched his horse, and endeavored to find his correct road, when his animal got loose and wandered about the woods, losing the mail.

OFF FOR FARMINGTON. -- The sheriff left Perryville early last Sunday morning in charge of Chas. E. Wise and William Thompson for Farming, St. Francois county, where he went to place said prisoners in the county jail at that place. The prisoners will remain there until the October term of the Perry county circuit court.

THIEVES ABOUT. -- Some parties from Illinois passed through here last week on the hunt of horse theives. These rogues are getting most too numerous in some portions of our neighboring State, and now and then one of them ventures in to our county. The stable belonging to Mr. Nabert was entered last Friday night and his horse taken therefrom, but he was turned lose, as he was found early the next morning. Our citizens should keep a sharp lookout.

LARCENY. -- A man named William Thompson was captured at St. Marys last Saturday morning, charged with stealing a large ox from the St. Marys Seminary, and was taken before Squire J. M. Moore for examination. He was required to give a bond, but failing to do so was committed to jail to wait the action of the grand jury at the next term of the Perry county circuit court. We understand that this rogue's name is not Thompson but McCarty and that he has a partner named Crabtree, and while one does the stealing the other does the selling. The Chester Tribune says that they have operated in this section for several years, always evading arrest until now.

     Ball and chain

THE CHURCH FAIR at Claryville proved quite a success, and quite a large amount of funds was realized. It commenced on Monday and continued until Friday. There was a great many articles that were not disposed of, but will be soon. The two highest prizes, the gold watch and the fine horse Major were drawn for, Miss Hattie Bell drawing the gold watch and Mr. Ciron DeLassus the horse. The new church will now be completed and dedicated in a few weeks.

A few articles yet remain to be raffled. A splendid sewing machine worth $100, will be raffled either at the house of Mr. St. Vrain in Chester or at Mr. DeLassus store in Claryville. Father Downing's silver watch, and the chane [sic] of Miss Bell;s gold watch will be raffled at Mr. Faherty's store in Perryville in the course of a couple of weeks.


STRAYED OR STOLEN, A small bay mare, five years old, right hind foot white , white saddle marks, white spot on knee, shod all round. Any one bringing her back, or giving any information leading to the recovery of the same will be suitably rewarded by


Perryville, Mo.

PERSONAL. -- We noticed several strangers in town during the past few days.

Mr. J. W. Campbell, travelling agent for the work entitled "Campbell's Missouri Gazetteer," is canvassing our county. It is a valuable book.

Miss Mollie Moran who has been spending the past year in Carrollton, Kentucky, returned home last Friday morning.

Dr. Hall, of Libertyville, St. Francois county, was here last Saturday on business.

Mr. Farrar and family who have been visiting their relatives in our ... Madison county, last Monday morning.

Mr. F. M. Tucker, of Mine La Motte, who has been here on a visit, left for home this week.

Mr. W. Stutz, who has been spending a few weeks in Perryville, left for Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Monday last to complete his studies for a Catholic priest.

THE CROPS. -- A correspondent writing to us from the Swan school house, has the following to say: -- Items are not very plentiful hereabout, yet I can furnish you something of a local nature. All the threshing machines in this section are busy employed. The wheat was damaged by the late wet weather, but not so badly as was first thought. The yield in this locality will be twenty to twenty-four bushels per acre, and the quality is pronounced excellent by those who seem to be posted.

The oat crop, though somewhat injured, never was better than it was this year, taking all things into consideration. Corn is looking really well, and is more promising than it has been for quite a number of years. Our farmers are beginning to see the benefit of early sowing, and are acting accordingly. -- On every hand may be seen men turning stubble and preparing to put their grain in when the time arrives for them to do so.

Ku-Klux in Illinois.

Considerable trouble now exists not a great distance from our county border, east of us. They have been having exciting times in Franklin, Williamson and Jackson counties, Illinois. For some time past there has been various depredations committed by outlaws in the two first mentioned counties, and the honest, law-abiding citizens have become very tired of it, and have determined to get rid of them, let it cost what it may.

We are told that during the past few years armed men have made midnight visits to the homes of honest citizens, taken them from their beds and whipped them severely without any just cause of provocation, and in some instances have murdered them. It is well nigh time for people prepared to defend their homes and firesides.

Last week an onslaught was made upon some of the marauders, and a lively time was had. It is said that one hundred of these outlaws are known, and that every effort will be made to capture them. It is further said that the band of outlaws is Frankin county alone numbers four hundred, and those who are captured will be tried under the Ku Klux set.

Military companies have been organized in each of the above counties, and arms and ammunition have been furnished them by the State. During the early part of last week a fight occurred in Franklin county, the sheriff and his posse proving the victors, several of the outlaws having been killed and wounded.

PERRYVILLE WHEAT AND FLOUR MARKET. Corrected weekly by Fred. Schindler:

Wheat, per bushel  -  $1 to 1.20
Flour, choice per barrel  -  8.00
Flour, choice per hundred  -  4.00
" XXX per barrel,  -  7.00
" XXX per hundred,  -  3.50
" XX per barrel  -  6.00
" XX per hundred,  -  3.00


Notice is hereby given that the undersigned and his wife, by mutual cosent separated on Saturday, august 21, 1875, and that he will not assume any debts made by her since that date.

August 27, 1875

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