Rankin Family History Project
Weekly Perryville Union
Perryville, Missouri, Friday, 30 October 1874
A DROVE of mules passed through town last Tuesday.
MR. AARON NESSLEIN made us a present of a few nice apples last Friday morning.
BUILDING. -- Mr. Bernard Huber is building a residence on his farm in Bois Brule Bottom, and will soon be completed.
CIRCUIT CLERK. -- If you want a man in office for circuit clerk that you can always find in his office, vote for Jas. Burgee.
A CHANGE. -- Mr. Fred. Klein, our gentlemanly saddler, moved into the residence belonging to Mr. John H. Nicholson, on Saturday last.
A DANCE. -- A dancing party will be given at Burgee’s Hall on Tuesday, November 3d, and those wishing to enjoy themselves, should not fail to attend.
THE HACK. -- Mr. Augustus Mercier has become proprietor of the hack line running between Perryville and St. Marys, and will hereafter run daily.
CHICKEN CHOLERA. -- The chickens in the neighborhood of Mr. Alben Prost’s in this county, is dying very fast from what is supposed to be the chicken cholera..
A BRIDGE. -- We are informed that the contract for building the Raccoon Bridge in the east part of the county will be let to the lowest bidder in a few days.
NEW DRUG STORE. -- In another column of to-day’s paper will be found the advertisement of Dr. H. C. Murphy. Read it, and then go and see him.
THE MOON has been on a regular bender and got its face darken. -- It was totally hidden from our gaze a few minutes on Saturday night. -- An eclipse occurred.
A BIG TURNIP. -- Mr. Richard A. Walker raised a lot of turnips on his farm this season, some of which measured 27 inches in circumference and weighed 5 1/2 pounds.
SNAGGED. -- On Tuesday of last week a horse belonging to Mr. Addison Renaud, residing five miles south of Perryville, while running about a field, accidentally snagged himself in the right breast, and from the effects of which he died.
LOSS. -- Mr. Charles Caddenbach lost a fine horse last Friday. It seems that the animal got his foot fast in the stable, breaking his leg between the pastern joint and hock, and as it could not be cured, it was killed to end its suffering.
CIRCUIT CLERK. -- Farmers, if you want a man in office who will always be at his post and transact your business correctly, vote for Jas, Burgee.
FRUIT CROP. -- Mr. William Buchheit, residing near Longtown in this county informs us that he gathered twenty -six bushels of apples off of one tree a few days since. We call this a good yield, and if anybody can beat Mr. Buchheit, we should like to know it.
BIRTHS. -- A little boy put in his appearance at the residence August C. Prevallet, two and a half miles south of Perryville on Monday night of last week.
A little stranger stopped at the residence of Robert N. Dean on Saturday last. It was a boy.
A RUNAWAY. -- One day this week while Dr. C. A. Mann was visiting a patient in the country, his horse became frightened and ran away, turning the sulky upside down and landed the Doctor in the road, but he escaped uninjured. The shafts of the vehicle were broken.
THE NUMBER OF VOTERS. -- The following is the number of voters who registered in the different election districts in our county: Brazeau election 256, Union district 185, Cinque Homme district, 175, Silver Lake district, 139, Bess district, 70, Central district 386, Salem district 107, Saline district, 189, Bois Brule district 185; total 1,692.
THE SILVER LAKE MILLS. -- Messrs. McBride & Prevallet, the proprietors of the above mills, have begun the construction of a ditch or canal for the purpose of bringing more water to their mill pond. The ditch is to be 2,400 feet in length, two feet wide and about six feet deep, and will cost a good round sum of money. When completed this will furnish water enough to keep the mill running all the time. Messrs. McBride & Prevallet will then be prepared to do grinding as fast as their customers will bring it, and without the vexatious delays, so common in custom mills.
IN JAIL. -- William Brown and his father, upon whom suspicion rests in regard to the hanging of Mr. Elizabeth Brown, which recently occurred in Cape Girardeau county, and an examination before a Justice of the Peace last week, and fail to give bond, were locked up in the county jail at Jackson to await the actions of the grand jury at the next term of the county.
BASE BALL. -- In the match game of base ball on last Sunday, the "Empire" rather got the best of the "Red Stockings." We would give a complete record of the game, but as we do not know a bat from a fish-pole, and could not get any of the players to fix it up for us (they were all played out) our readers will have to excuse us. Our reporter that we engaged for the occasion, would not go as his life wasn’t insured.
DIED, of diphtheria, on Saturday evening, October 24th, 1874, at the residence of his parents, Timon, son of Mr. L. V. Moore, age four years.
Died, on Friday morning, the 22d of October, 1874, at the residence of his parents, five miles northeast of Perryville, a son of Mr. John and Mrs. Ann Klob, about two years old.
Died, on Monday, October 26th, 1874, at his residence near Allen’s Landing in this county, Mr. Leo Tucker, aged about 59 years old.
CIRCUIT CLERK. -- If you want a reliable man in office, and one who you can depend upon, and feel sure that your business will be promptly attended to, vote for Jas. Burgee.
UNION LITERARY SOCIETY. -- The house was called to order by the president and the roll called by the secretary. Minutes of the previous meeting were read and adopted. -- Declamations by M. M. Wilkinson, W. A. Dempster, Joseph Wilkinson, and Pearl Holmes. Regular debate question: Resolved, that a Republican form of government is the best that exists. Affirmative Edward Wilkinson and W. S. Wilkinson; negative, W. R. Wilkinson and G. H. Lawson, but on motion no decision was rendered. Voluntary performance: Dr. Edward Teague delivered an oration on the romance of America, and Edward Wilkinson a declamation. A. Howard an oration on evils of ficticious [sic] reading.
PERSONAL. -- Mr. Samuel Moranda, the nursery dealer, arrived in Perryville last Thursday, and has been busy delivering fruit trees, &c.
Mr. Edward Wilkinson, brother of John Wilkinson, lest for Eagle Lake, Colorado county, Texas, last Sunday, where he anticipates residing in the future. We wish him success in his new home.
Mr. John J. Corrigan, the live insurance agent was in Perryville last Monday on business.
Mr. Clement Schindler left town for St. Louis last Friday morning, on business connected with his mill, and returned on Wednesday.
Mr. Richard Herritege and Miss Zora Block, Miss Chase, Mrs. John C. Doerr, Mrs. John B. Cashion and Miss Emma Doerr and Dr. C. A. Mann left for Chester on Wednesday morning to attend the fair.
Mr. F. S. Cashion has just returned from Lena, Stephenson county, Illinois, where he has been on a visit to see his uncle. He expects to soon locate there.
MARRIED, on the 18th of October, 1874, by Joseph E. Callier, Justice Peace, Mr. Henry Dietrich to Miss Christine Christyansen, all of this county.
Married, on Monday, October 19th, 1874, near, Longtown in this county by Father Popp, Mr. Ignatius Meyer to Miss Cecilia Rena.
Married, on Wednesday, October 28th, 1874, at the residence of the bride’s parents, by Father Moore, Mr. Charles J. Layton to Miss Melissa Tucker.
Married, At St. Marys Seminary, on Sunday, October 25th, 1874, by Father Rubi, Mr. Francis Hoffman to Miss ----- Knot, daughter of Clement Knott.
Married, on Sept. 20th, 1874, by Rev. Henry Dalton, Mr. J. B. Laveille to Miss Face, all of St. Marys.
CIRCUIT CLERK. -- Voters, when you fill your tickets up on the 3d of November, be sure that the name of James Burgee is on them for the circuit clerk, as there will be all kinds of tickets in circulation.
Justices of the Peace
EDITOR UNION: For the benefit of the citizens of Perry county, allow me to give you the following facts in regard to the vacancies now existing in the offices of justices of the Peace, to be filled by election in this county, Nov. 3d, 1874, to-wit: For Brazeau Township, two justices should be elected. For Union Township, one justice should be elected in place of John L. Martin, Esq., appointed. For St. Mary’s Township, two justices should be elected. For Central Township, one justice should be elected. For Bois Brule Township, two justices should be elected. For Saline Township, two justices should be elected. The justices in the Townships not named hold their offices for two ears longer, but each Township should elect a constable at our next general election.
Respectfully, C. A. WEBER
Mr. Jos. G. Weinhold
EDITOR UNION: It seems that a statement is making the rounds in some parts of Perry county, that Jos. G. Weinhold, Esq., a candidate for the office of county judge, wants that office for the purpose of securing the erection of the Apple Creek Bridge at Wilkinsons Mill, only -- This is certainly not true, and the People of Perry county ought not to be misled in that way, for that bridge is already a fixed fact. The appropriation out of the treasury of Perry county is made, commissioners appointed and the bridge ordered to be let to the lowest bidder. Therefore, Mr. Weinhold, if elected, could do nothing more, to aid and any one else elected in that office can do nothing to defeat the project.
THROUGH PERRY COUNTY
EDITOR UNION: Last week we started south west from Perryville, passing through that section settled by immigrants from "Sunny France," at John Carlat’s we took lunch, and Victor Manche and Albin Prost’s we tried some native wine which was good. Thence to Constant Tourlin’s that lives out on Picgah’s Point overlooking the Saline, her we had to retrace our steps for there’s but one road to or from the house. -- Sometime after dark we reined up at Silver Lake and became the guest of McBride and McCauley, who have our thanks for hospitalities. The town has seven taxable persons in it one mammoth store run by Prevallat and McBride, with Josiah Halbrooks as clerk, doing a large business. One grist and saw mill owned by McBride and Prevallet, which is as nigh perpetual motion as anything we have yet found in the county, being run by a large spring. -- They are now having a ditch cut, 800 yds. long, in order to obtain the water from Maddock spring, which it is thought, will run the mill all the year round, night and day. One blacksmith shop, run by michael Maddock Esq., who makes his anvil ring late and early. One saloon, run by Robt. McCauley, who is ever ready to wait upon his customers. This about makes up the town, in the way of men save the miller, Mr. Barbier and S. L. Duvall, who was late partner of Prevallet in the Store, but now farmer. Thence we started up the Saline, reaching Jasper McDowell’s by noon, Mr. McDowell, by his energy and industry, in the space of two short years, has hewn out quite a nice little farm. Thence we proceeded in the direction of George McKnew's, on Cedar Fork, reaching there at 7 p. m. On the way, we saw a nice doe and fawn, near to us. We wished for a gun, but then wishing did no good, and they soon sprang fleetly away. Mr. McKnew settled here thirty years ago, when it was thought that none could dare pitch their tent here, and live. But he lived, raised a large family, and has a comfortable home, with peace and plenty around him.
Next day we rambled over some rough, broken, hilly country beautifully interspersed, however, with hill and dale, glade and forest, rivulet and rill. The streams were clear and sparkling, with numerous fishes to be seen. The range is good and cattle are fat. Perryville butchers should here purchase their beaves [sic], if they wish a good article. Nigh found us at Joshua Hudson’s who treated us genteely and generously. Here we see, what Dr. Franklin deemed the sure evidence of an intelligent family, viz: good books and good papers. Mr. Hudson showed us some interesting specimens of artificial work, found upon his farm wrought with great mathematicle [sic] precision out of peculiar stone, perhaps, by some of the antediluvians. He prizes them very highly. He also, showed us some specimens of lead ore from the mines on his lands, yielding 82 percent pure lead. He also has treated himself to a large commodious dwelling since our last visit.
Next morning, raining; borrowed overcoat, traveled up the hollow running near the range line between nine and ten, passing the famous lead mines of Weber & Hooss, we crossed over the Saline just south of Silver Lake, thence down the creek and home.
Next morning we started out on Ste. Marys road, drinking some good wine at Joseph Debois, we presently halted at old uncle Peter Dean’s. Found him well and hearty. He told me of some of his ups and downs, while following our vocation many year ago, and laughed heartily at our imaginary scare at "Wild Bill" and his floating Palace. As we passed on we noticed that a nice brick residence has been recently reared upon the lands of Mr. Raymond Tucker. Dinner gratis at Thomas Seems. The lands here, north and east is pretty good for a few miles. In the afternoon we reached Frank Moranville, the woolen man, or rather the man who cards wool. We found him in quite a gleeful humor, and he subscribed liberally to our new book. Frank lives at home, glories in the possession of a home and has his cozy cottage painted beautifully white. Thence we crossed the Saline, passed uncle Joseph Cissell’s, recrossed the Saline at the old Lewis French farm, by moonlight, and as ghosts have been reported not five miles away, we went home with much ado.
Next morning we skirted the French settlement again, drinking some sweet cider at Alex. Courtois, and finished the circuit of Perry county by 3 P. M. and now have concluded to rest awhile. We feel ourselves under many obligations to the good people of old Perry for their generous treatment during the canvass. And should we be selected to canvass the county again at some future time, we shall, Providence permitting, enter upon the task with elacrity [sic]. Now Mr. Editor, just here allow us to state that we now, and shall ever till after the time set for our embarkation up Salt River, hold ourselves in readiness to make plats, free of charge, for the citizens of Perry, to the extent of the real estate by them subscribed. Perhaps some scraps next week.
NEW DRUG STORE
DR. H. C. MURPHY,
PHYSICIAN & DRUGGIST,
Adjoining Furth’s Store,
DRUGS and MEDICINES,
STATIONARY & NOTIONS, PURE WINES & LIQUORS
All of which will be sold at the very lowest prices.
Guardian and Curator Settlement
Notice is hereby given that the undersigned guardian and curator of Ann Cissell, now Ann Tucker, has made a just and true exhibit of his accounts between himself and his ward, and filed the same with the Judge of the probate court of Perry county, Missouri, for final settlement of his guardian and curatorship, and that he will apply for his discharge as such guardian and curator at the next term of the probate court to be held at the court house in the town of Perryville on the first Monday in December, 1874.
Guardian and Curator
Notice is hereby given that the undersigned curator of Miss Zora Block has just made a true exhibit of his accounts between himself and his ward, and filed the same with the probate court of Perry county, Mo., for final settlement of his curatorship and that he will apply for his discharge as such curator, at the next term of said court to be holden at the court house in the town of Perryville, in said county on the first Monday in December, 1874.
W. A. CASHION,
Creditors and all others interested in the estate of Henry Bechman, deceased, are hereby notified that on the first day of the probate and common pleas court, to be held in the town of Perryville, Perry county, Mo., on the first Monday in December, 1874. I will make final settlement of said estate.
Creditors and all others interested in the estate of Mary E. McCauley, deceased, late of Perry county, are hereby notified that on the sixth day of the probate and common pleas court, to be held in the town of Perryville, Perry county, Mo., on the first Monday in December, 1874, I will make final settlement of said estate.
JOHN C. DOERR
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