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Weekly Perryville Union
Perryville, Missouri, Friday, 09 June 1871


TAKE PARTICULAR NOTICE. -- The best Harvest Whiskey in the county to be had for $1.10 per gallon at Dr. Staley’s Drug Store; also pure first quality candy for 25 center per pount. Persons whiching to buy such articles, are invited to come and judge for themselves.



Dewberries have been brought to town this week.

PROF. BORDEFIELD is engaged to teach the Wittenberg public schools next years.

RAIN. -- We were again visited with a fine rain on Monday night. -- The crops are all looking well.

PROBATE COURT is in session this week. Judge Nicholson presiding. -- Several parties made their annual and final settlements.

A CHANGE. -- The firm of Bush & Robinson has been dissolved by mutual consent, and this law firm is now Robinson & Clardy.

MARRIED. -- Several couples have been married hereabouts recently, but not having been furnished with the names, we are unable to publish them.

CHERRIES have made their appearance in our city market, and are selling at twenty to twenty-five cents per galon. This fruit is quite plentiful this season.

MILLENERY. -- Our millenery store is doing a smashing business, and is selling lots of nice things for ladies and children. Go and see them and they will treat you well.

COUNTY COURT was in session on Monday last, but not much business was done, the court adjourning early in the day, to meet again on the first Monday in August.

ENVELOPS. -- A good quality of envelops, with a neat card printed upon the same, is furnished at this office for two dollars for two hundred. Now is the time to get envelops.

LETTER HEADS. -- We furnish a number one article of paper with a tasty letter head printed upon the same, for $2.25 for the first hundred and 75 cents for each additional hundred.

HARVESTING. -- Our farming friends have been very busy during the past week harvesting their wheat, which we are informed, is turning out much better than it was thought it would.

HORS DU COMBAT. -- On last Sunday a gentleman whose name we did not learn, while on the road between town and the Seminary, was thrown from his horse and hurt though not seriously.

THAT CABBAGE PATCH. -- We are informed that a gentleman, residing in Bois Brule Bottom in this county, has set out ten acres of cabbage this season. This is what we call a pretty extensive cabbage patch, and enough to supply several families with the article this fall. Can anybody beat it in this neck of woods? Don’t all speak at once.

A SAD ACCIDENT. -- On Saturday of last week a young man, whose name we have not learned, and who had but recently been employed as miller at the Seminary mill in the county, while out swimming in the mill pond, became cramped in the water, and before any assistance could be rendered him, he drowned. His body was rescued and decently interred.

RUNAWAY. -- On Tuesday evening last a horse belonging [to] J. C. Noell, Esq., became very frictious [sic] and almost unmanageable. “He kicked up behind and before,” and in his gymnastic feats somewhat injured the carriage. We are ever glad to welcome a visit from Jeemes, but we did not expect him to come upon us in such a unceremonious manner and “striking” attitude as presented on Tuesday evening with his fine stock. After sundry jirks [sic], and jumps and kickings, Mr. Noell’s animal was somewhat subdued, without any lives being lost, and none, that we could learn, mortally wounded.

A BATTLE WITH A SNAKE. -- A few days since, while Mr. Oliver P. French, a resident of this county, was in his corn crib, came in contact with a rattle snake. He had just entered the crib and picked up an arm full of corn shucks, intending to feed it to his stock, when he discovered that there was something alive among the shucks, and accordingly dropped them, when he found the reptile coiled around one of his arms, its head and a portion of its body across his shoulders. Mr. French endeavored to free his arm of the burden, and only succeeded after gathering the snake by the body and whiling it to the floor, and then escaped. He informs us he was ill for several days from effects of his contest with the aforesaid enemy.

THE PROBATE AND COMMON PLEAS COURT will hold an adjourned term commencing on the 5th day of July 1871, for the purpose of giving the Administrators, Executors, Guardians and Curators a chance of making their settlements, which should have been made at the June term of said court.


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