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Weekly Perryville Union
Perryville, Missouri, Friday, 06 July 1877


JULY WEATHER we are having and no mistake.

WHEAT THRESHING commenced in this part of the county last Tuesday.

MOSES WISE of Chester has invented a clock that run six months. -- You wind it twice a year.

OUR THANKS are due to Mr. Dennis Hugon for a nice lot of currants presented us Wednesday last.

LOSS. -- Mr. Henry Frasier, residing eight miles north of Perryville, lost a valuable horse last Monday.

HEALTH is reported pretty fair at this time in our county, but how long it will continue so we do not know.

AN ACCIDENT occurred in Randolph county recently, wherein Edward Paul was badly injured in a saw mill.

A READING room is wanted in our sister city of Chester. Wouldn't such an institution be a nice thing to have in Perryville?

Dental Notice. -- I will visit Wittenberg on Monday, July 9th, and remain 7 days, Frohna the 16th and remain 7 days, Brazeau the 23d and remain 4 days. Will return to Perryville the 26th.

L. P. Huff, Dentist.

DR. H. C. MURPHY left Perryville last Sunday evening for the West probably Topeka, Kansas, and will be absent three or four months.


THE BREWERSVILLE MILL received new wheat last Tuesday, probably being the first mill in the county that has received wheat raised this year.

A GOOD PRICE. -- We are told that one of our millers bought a one hundred acre wheat crop a few days ago, paying $1.70 per bushel for the same.

QUITE A LARGE drove of sheep passed through Perryville last Saturday evening, en route for St. May's from whence they were shipped to St. Louis

A STOCK OF RYE, measuring eight feet and five inches in length, was discovered upon the farm of Wm. D. McAtee, four miles southeast of Perryville recently.

MR. HENRY B. EVANS, of Chester, was in Perryville last Wednesday to enjoy the 4th. Henry is a clever , nice young man, and the young ladies ought to set their traps for him.

JUSTICE COURT -- The case Martha E. Renaud vs. Cornelius Horrell, a suit for debt, was before Squire Halbrook last Friday for a hearing. The case was dismissed at the cost of the plaintiff.


DIED, on Monday, June 2?, 1877 at her residence in Bois Brule Bottom, after a long and painful illness, Mrs. Theresa Brewer, consort of Mr. George M. Brewer, age about 35 years.

DROPPED DEAD. -- A lady named Mrs. Bixby, while walking across her year in Sparta, in our neighboring county of Randolph a few days since, fell dead, heart disease supposing to be the cause.

A MATCH GAME of baseball will be played upon the grounds of the Centrals, a short distance ??st of Perryville next Sunday. The game will be between the Centrals and the Anchors of St. Mary.

THE SMALL FRUIT crop has been quite large in our county ... present season, probably larger than it has been for many years. L...rds a splendid opportunity to those who desire to can this fruit.

A SPECIAL TERM of the Perry County Circuit Court will be held in Perryville on Monday, the 2nd day of the present month for the express purpose of trying Frank Maddock for the murder of Jn. O'Brien.

AN ACCIDENT. -- A young ... living in the neighborhood of Mr. James Hagan, have organized a baseball club. Last Saturday the boys practiced, and while so one of them got one of ... hands pretty badly hurt.

SOMEBODY ought soon discover a sure remedy for disease known as the cholera, or o ... ne crop will be considerably re..., not only in our county, but in ... other sections. Let someone hurry along with the "sure cure".

ICE CREAM. -- Mrs. Vermast, who resides a few doors of our our office has real nice ice cream for sale every Sunday afternoon and night, and those who desire such a luxury, should to fail to call on her. You get full ten cents worth for two nickels.

THROWN OFF. -- A man, whose name we have failed to ascertain, while en route for home from Perryville the other day, was hurled from his steed to the ground with considerable force the animal kicking at him after he was down but providentially he was not seriously injured, though he received some bruises.

A LARGE EEL. -- On Friday last a few of our citizens visited Saline creek, near Frank Moranville's with a sein, and while engaged seining, caught an eel which measured three feet in length. It was brought to town and being nicely cooked, was served for a luch at Hooss & Huber's saloon on Saturday.

DESTROYED BY FIRE. -- On Saturday, the 23d of last month, the residence occupied by Mrs. Lowery, on the Schnurr farm in Bois Brule bottom, caught fire, and was consumed by the flames. She lost all her clothing, in fact, everything except two feather beds. The loss is badly felt by the unfortunate woman.

DURING A STORM, on evening last week, the lightning was quite vivid, accompanied by heavy thunder, and though no serious harm was done by the same on the premises of Col. Killian, east of town, yet two of his sons, Charles and Jacob, experienced a slight shock (while at the barn) the latter being brought to his knees.

LAND TRANSFER. -- On Tuesday last Mark Horrell sold his farm, situated eight miles southeast of Perryville, and containing 175 acres of land, to Joseph F. Shelby for $2000. Also on the same day Jos. F. Shelby disposed of his farm, containing 131 acres of land, situated some eight miles southeast of Perryville, to Lewis Bohnart for $1,200.

DROWNED. -- On last Sunday evening some children concluded to play on the east bank of the Mississippi river a short distance above Chester and while doing so the bank caved in, and one of the children, a boy about eleven years old and a son of Mr. Hilton was precipitated into the river and drowned. Up to the time of writing this his body had not been found.

DR. FRANK A GOFF, who some two years ago practiced medicine in Perryville, has passed through his trial in Mississippi county for the murder of Forney Gabriel, and was found guilty of manslaughter, his punishment being fixed at five years in the penitentiary. His attorneys filed a motion for a new trial, the judge taking the matter under advisement until the August term.

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VERY GOOD. -- Cape Girardeau and Perry counties raise better wheat than any other section of country in the world. We clip the above item from the Cape Girardeau News, and every word of it is true. We do not only raise the best wheat, but produce the best quality of flour, mills of both counties having received the highest premiums. This is saying a good deal but it can easily be substantiated.

THE SILVER LAKE MILL. -- In another column of to day's paper will be found an advertisement of the above mill, from our young and accommodating friend Mr. Henry Barbier. He manufactures a splendid article of flour, as good as can be procured anywhere, and usually at lower figures. William P. Faherty and Vincent Tucker of Perryville keep this flour on hand for sale. -- Read his advertisement.

PERSONAL. -- Miss Zora Block of St. Louis, and sister of the clerk in Mr. Furth's store, arrived in Perryville last Tuesday morning, visiting relatives and friends.

Charles Litsch who has been spending some weeks in St. Louis, returned home a few days ago.

Dr. J. W. Hall, now of Libertyville, but not long since a citizen of Perryville, was here last Wednesday on business.

THE STORM on Wednesday night of last week gave some of our farmers extra work. Several fences were scattered in all directions, and wheat shocks were disturbed and bundles were thrown about promiscuously sever being found lodged in bushes, while some trees were hurled to mother earth, but fortunately no buildings were demolished, nor was anybody hurt. We have been visited by heavy storms during the past few weeks.

MARRIED, on Sunday, July 1st, 1877, at the residence of Mr. George NcNew on Cedar Fork, in this county, by Rev. James Cleveland, Mr. John W. Gray to Miss Georgia A. Woolford. A splendid repast was partenken of and a nice time was had. On the day after a party was given at the residence of Mr. Coffelt, and a real joyous occasion it was, all present enjoying themselves hugely. -- We wish the young married couple and long and contented life.

AN OLD CITIZEN GONE. -- Died, on Tuesday morning, July 23d, 1877, at his residence nine miles north of Perryville, Mr. John F. Pochner, in the 68th year of his age. Deceased was born in Germany some times during the year 1800, and about the year 1851 he left the home of his nativity and sought a home in the new world, and settled in Perry county, residing here up to the close of his life. He leaves many relatives and friends to mourn his death.

AN AGED LADY DEAD. -- Died, on Thursday, June 28th, 1877, at her residence near Allen's Landing in this county, Mrs. Mary Hogard, aged about 70 years. The deceased was born in this county, and was twice united in marriage, her first husband being Presly Kinnison, and her second Austin Hogard. She was an excellent lady, and most highly respected. She leaves several children and other relatives and many friends to mourn her demise.

TO BE DRAINED. -- The following local item we copy from the Chester Valley Clarion: "A law was enacted by the last Legislature of Missouri authorizing the appointment of a commission to drain and levy Bois Brule bottom, and to assess the cost of the improvement pro rata upon property benefitted. We understand that the commission has been designated and that the work will progress this summer. it will redeem a vast amount of property from over flow and secure more health to the inhabitants.

A NARROW ESCAPE. -- Last Monday Mr. Melchior Meyer, the hostler of the Hooss Hotel, was taking two mules out of the yard, when just as he was passing the post from which the hotel sign is swung, a horse belonging to Mr. Maurus Beihle which was hitched to the post became frightened, and in its endeavors to get away, pulled down the post which in its fall, just grazed Mr. Meyer and struck the mule he was riding, knocking it down, but not seriously injuring it. A difference of a few inches would have been sufficient to send Melchoir Meyer to where "the woodbine twineth."

THE FOURTH OF JULY passed off here last Wednesday as all 4th of Julys generally do -- peaceably and orderly. Several residences and business establishments were decorated with the stars and stripes. -- There were not as many on the grounds this year as there were last, yet quite a crowd had gathered there to while away a few hours in social enjoyment, and everybody seemed to be well satisfied. The Perryville Cornet Band, of course, was on hand to enliven the occasion. At about 10 o'clock in the forenoon James C. Noell, Esq., of our town, mounted the stand, and after making a few remarks, read that old time-honored document the Declaration of American Independence, and we understand that it was very well delivered.

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