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Weekly Perryville Union
Perryville, Missouri, Friday, 03 August 1877
THE DAYS are growing short and the nights longer.
AN ELEVATOR. -- We understand that an elevator will be built at Wittenberg.
THE HOGS continue to go where the woodbine twineth, and cholera is the cause.
A PICNIC was enjoyed by a few of our citizens last Monday, a few miles west of town.
PREACHING will take place at the M. E. Church in Perryville next Sunday at 8 o'clock P. M.
WATERMELON time is rapidly approaching, but a large stock of quinine will be here, too.
COUNTY COURT convenes in Perryville next Monday morning, it being the first day of the August term.
HOTEL BURNED. -- The Nelson Hotel at Red Bud, in Randolph county was destroyed by fire on the 24th ultimo.
NEW BUILDING. -- John B. Cashion has just erected a building on his property in town, to be used as a livery stable.
PAINTING. -- O. C. Nabert has had his residence nicely and very tastely [sic] painted, and it helps the appearance of it very much.
MAILS. -- Last Friday night we failed to receive our regular mails from Chester and Fredericktown, the strikers being the cause.
A MAN fell out of a wagon in Randolph county the other day, and the wagon passed over him, from the effects of which he soon died.
THE CENTRAL base ball club of Perryville would like to meet the Chester base ball club on their diamond. All that is needed to do this is a challenge.
THE WOOD WORK of the German Catholic Church at Biehle's store has just been treated to a nice coat of paint; also the picket fence around Mr. Biehle's property.
For Pure Wine & Brandy
for Medical Purposes, that is neither cut, re-distilled or rectified, but straight from the still, call on L. J. Hutcheson.
H. C. COLE & CO., of Chester, Ills. having finished the repairs, &c., in their mill, want all the wheat they can get. See their advertisement in another column headed, "Notice to farmers."
A GAME OF BASE BALL will be played between the Perryville Centrals and St. Mary Anchors Sunday evening next. The game will be played upon the grounds of the Anchors at St. Mary.
A CHANGE. -- Rev. W. Stoltz of California, Moniteau county Mo., has been appointed to take charge of the German Catholic Parish of Perryville. Rev. P. Bremerich will go to Vienna, Maries county, Mo.
SERIOUS ACCIDENT. -- On the 24th ult. while working about a threshing machine at Bernard Huber's in Bois Brule bottom, John Abernathy was kicked by a mule, his skull being fractured and shoulder blade broken.
RANDOLPH COUNTY has a farm that has produced forty bushels of wheat to the acre a year. A very fair yield, yet our county has beat this by ten bushels, but then we have an excellent wheat producing county.
THANKS. -- A son of Mrs. R. A. Burns made us a present of some nice apples last Friday evening, and last Saturday morning a son of Mrs. Elizabeth Brown treated us to some splendid peaches, for which they have our thanks.
THE STRIKE reached Perryville the other day, however, order and quiet prevailed, no lives being sacrificed or property destroyed, but we understand that whisky, by the drink, has been reduced to the ruinous sum of five cents.
ANOTHER BATTLE with snakes occurred a few days since on the farm of Joseph Martz, not a great distance from Perryville, and though the contest was of short duration, yet some twenty-five of the enemy were killed and the field cleared.
LAND TRANSFER. -- George L. Fox, on Monday last, sold his farm, containing about fifty acres of land, situated two and a half miles northwest of Perryville, to William L. May, the consideration being eight hundred and fifty dollars.
LIGHTNING has been doing considerable mischief of late in various sections of the country. We notice that a dwelling was struck by lightning across the river in Randolph county a few days ago, and the owner barely escaped being killed. A stack of wheat was also set a fire and burned.
KICKED BY A MULE. -- A boy some twelve years of age, and son of widow Burns residing seven miles north of Perryville, while working about a mule in the stable last Saturday evening was kicked in the face near one of his eyes, inflicting a very severe wound, and he may lose the eye.
PICNIC AND RAIN. -- On Sunday afternoon last we were favored with both a rain and a picnic, the former we know did some good, and the latter did no harm. The young folks visited the majestic forest, a few miles west of Perryville where they whiled away several hours in mirth and pleasure.
THROWN FROM A HORSE. -- Mrs. Martha Casteel, going to Highland to market, when near her destination her horse became frightened at a wagon near the road side a few days ago, and the lady was thrown, luckily, however, she escaped further injury than a few slight bruises and the loss of a basket of eggs.
FIRE. -- A huge light or blaze was seen a short distance north of Perryville last Friday night, and some individuals imagined that a house was being consumed by flames, but upon inquiry it was ascertained that it was a large straw pile that was being reduced to ashes. That is, at least, one way of disposing of straw.
DIED, Wednesday morning, July 26th, 1877, at her residence six and a half miles north of Perryville, Miss Elizabeth Ferguson, aged about 20 years.
DIED, on Wednesday, July 25th, 1877, at the residence of its parents in Longtown, an infant child of J. O. Abernathy.
BIG, GREAT AND LITTLE BUGS are pleasant things to have flying about thickly, just when you are busy trying to write an editorial or local, and these insects are very familiar, more so than we care to have them. Some thing less than a million of these winged pests visited us the past few nights, but then may be they prefer printing offices above all other places.
PERSONAL. -- Mr. C. L. Crozat of New Orleans, arrived in Perryville a few days ago, and will remain here awhile.
Fred. Klein left for St. Louis last Tuesday morning on business.
William Furth left for St. Louis last Tuesday on business.
Shade Bond, of Chester, has been rusticating here during the past few days.
ROBERT D. BURNS, one of the gentlemanly proprietors of the marble works of Messrs. Howorth & Burns, of Chester, Ills., was in Perryville on business last Friday, and called around to see us. Mr. Burns receives a good deal of patronage from our county, and no one merits it more. They have fine marble works, and turn out nothing but first class work and, in all case[s], make their prices conform to the times.
AN ACCIDENT. -- On Thursday of last week an accident occurred eight miles southeast of Perryville. While Henry Coffey was attempting to step over what is known as the tumbling rod connected with a threshing machine, his right leg was caught in the machinery, and he was twice whirled under the rod before the machine was stopped, but most fortunately he was not seriously injured though he was badly bruised.
A BOLD ROBBERY. -- Last Monday morning a stranger entered the residence of John Lintner, four miles northeast of Perryville, and commit[t]ed robbery. Mr. Lintner was not as home at the time, but his wife and child were. The little girl was at the bureau when the rogue entered the room, and he visited that piece of furniture, and after relieving it of seventeen dollars, vacated the premises and made his escape. It is believed that the thief is the same individual who committed the robberies last Friday.
THE PERRYVILLE MILL, owned by Clement Schindler, has already established a reputation for manufacturing a No. 1 article of flour, it always commanding good prices. We have recently, and on many other occasions, tried his flour, and know it to be as good as can be got anywhere. During the past few months Mr. Clement Schindler, always enterprising, made many valuable improvements about his mill, and has greatly increased its capacity for doing good work, and doing it rapidly, he proposing not to be behind any similar establishment. Mr. Schindler is a good man, and we can not but wish him that success he so richly deserves.
SNEAK THIEVES OR TRAMPS. -- Our peaceable and orderly county is occasionally visited by tramps, who are inclined to steal instead of resorting to honest means to earn a livelihood. On Friday night last, a tramp or some one else visited the home of a gentleman named Heckel, residing seven miles southeast of Perryville, and carried off a shot gun, clothing and a small lot of money, and then left for the dwelling occupied of Harvey Walker and Vincent Elder in the same vicinity, and nobody being about the house just at that time, the rogue entered unmolested. On gaining admission he discovered a loaded gun, and thinking it a sensible move to have such dangerous weapons out of the way, he took the precaution to secret it, and then proceeded to rum[m]age things throughout the building, appropriating to himself a new pair of boots, a new shirt and other articles when he decamped, leaving no traces of his whereabouts.
St. Mary's Items
EDITOR UNION : Martin Rond, Jr. is having his house on second street, repainted.
The following is the score of the game of the 22d ult:
The river is falling rapidly, and sand bars are appearing.
Great interest is taken in base ball since the Anchors were beaten.
Wheat is coming in fast.
St. Mary's is organizing a chess club.
F. Kippenberg is improving the levy
Strayed from the undersigned living near Silver Lake, a mare mule of a dark bey color, about thirteen and a half hands high, very heavy set. Any one who will deliver her to me at Silver Lake, or leave work of her whereabouts with the editor of the Union, or Dickinson & Moore at Silver Lake, will be liberally rewarded.
NOTICE TO FARMERS
THE UNDERSIGNED have made arrangements with Capt. C. C. Williams, of the Ferry at Chester, Ills., as follows: To all persons bringing to our mill a load of 25 bushels of wheat, we will furnish a ticket, which in addition to 40 cents for a two horse, and 50 cents for a four horse team will pay the ferrage for the round trip to go into effect August 1st, 1877.
H. C. COLE & CO.
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