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Weekly Perryville Union
Perryville, Missouri, Friday, 13 August 1869


HENRY BECKMEYER has purchased Frank Stein’s saloon.

MICHAEL ZINK has had a beautiful sign painted over the door of his saloon, “Perryville Saloon.” Don’t forget the sign.

PROFESSOR ANGELL who taught last year for us, is going to leave in a few days for Boonville, for the purpose of taking charge of the Boonville school.

SAD ACCIDENT. -- Thomas Lanz had one finger nearly take off, and two others badly injured at the Perryville Mills, on Saturday evening last.

HAND INJURED. -- One day last week Mr. John Kline accidently placed his fingers into some of the geering of Mr. Gregory Brewer’s threshing machine, while the machine was in motion, thereby severely injuring his fingers.

WE NOTICE John Jacob Seibel is fitting up his Livery Stable with a good deal of taste, such as corn, oats, hay, &c. Jake is doing some heavy lobbying with the city council, trying to get an ordinance passed., that everyman that comes to town and stays six hours, shall have his horse put up and fed at his stable. Bully for Jake.

BERNARD VERMAST has just had a handsome sign painted above his shop windows, which looks very neat, and the work is tastely [sic] executed. Friend Vermast wants the people to know where to get saddles, bridles, harness, &c. Bernard, you ought to advertise in the Union, and thus complete the job.

THE GRAPE CROP. -- The noble grape is suffering severely from rot, in the vicinity of Wittenberg. Species which heretofore have seldom or never been subject to the evil, as Concord, Delaware and Herchmont are injured to a great extent, and even Virginia Seedling is not wholly exempt from the plague.

HACK! HACK! HACK! -- We are informed that the new and commodious Hack, which is being built at Longtown, in this county, and which is soon to run from this place to Ste. Marys, by the proprietor of the Livery Stable, is almost completed. It is said to be the best piece of workmanship of its kind ever put up in this county.

HENRY G. KIESLER has just received a new stock of stoves and castings, which he is selling at the lowest cash prices. We also notice that he has a good stock of Lightning Rods, and all the different styles of points, which he is prepared to put up in a firm and substantial manner, and at the lowest rates. Give him a call.

JOSEPH SHELBY has just returned from Pennsylvania where he has been visiting his relatives. The mountain breezes of the Oil State have given Joe a very beautiful rosy color; we therefore conclude he has had good health, plenty of fun and good things to eat. Gals if you want marry you had better set your caps.

IT’S A BOY. -- Great excitement on Smart Street. On last Sunday morning, just before the great luminary of day rolled his chariot in at the eastern gate, we hear a great noise up town like unto one shouting at the top of his voice. We immediately ran to the scene of alarm, when we saw W. F. Davis, Esq., coming down street with hat in hand, waving it in great excitement. We asked him what was the matter? -- “Hurrah! for the Davis family!” was the only response. Is anybody killed? “I told you it would be a boy.” About this time J. B. Robinson, Esq., came up, “John, I have son all the wine. I knew it would be a boy - a natural orator. I left him up home making a speech.” Since the above occurrance [sic] took place we have not seen Davis up town. We understand he has employment at home now in the capacity of nursing a fine looking robust boy.

JUSTICE SEIBEL’S COURT. -- On Thursday of last week, before the above Justice Peace court, was arraigned one Harvey Sumpter, charged with having committed an assault and battery upon the person of Theodore Schleussner, both of Bois Brule Township. Defendant acknowledged “the corn”, and the justice assessed the damage at $5 and cost.

There was a suit last Saturday before the same justice court, in which John P. Poehner was plaintiff against John Sutterer, defendant. The complaint was that Sutterer had killed two of Poehner’s hogs. There was good deal of interest manifested on both sides. The attorneys for the plaintiff were Robinson and Davis; for the defendant, Cissell. After considerable time was spent in the examination of witness and arguments, the case was submitted to the jury, who brought in a verdict for the plaintiff for $30 and costs.


A TERRIBLE ACCIDENT. -- On Wednesday of last week Clous Steffan, residing about four miles north of the town of Altenburg, in this county, met with a terrible accident, having his right arm torn off between the elbow and shoulder, and the flesh and bones ground almost into mince meat, as it is sometimes termed. It seems that this unfortunate man was, at the time of the accident, attempting to force some wheat in to the threshing machine, when his arm was caught in it and taken off. The fragment of the arm was afterwards taken off by our friend Doctor Buenger, of Altenburg. At last accounts he was getting along well.

A GOOD DAYS WORK. -- Tom Davis, on last Monday morning killed, on one tree in Bois Brule Bottom 29 coons. This may sound like a big coon story, but we are assured by Mr. Davis and his neighbors that it is strictly true, and Tom says it warn’t a very good day for coons either. Guess these “same old coons” were holding a meeting of condolence with the Stoke’s party of Tennessee. Now friend Tom we know you are a mighty good Democrat but it was too bad not to leave some of the number to report the proceedings. “Hurrah for the Davis family.”

THE RECENT HEAVY rise of the Mississippi river did serious damage at Wittenburg, carrying away large portions of the bank on the northern part of the town. -- The dyke, built by funds appropriated by the County Court, has done excellent service; but the amount appropriated, although judiciously expended, was not sufficient to bring the dyke to a level, necessary to affectually [sic] stay the washing away of the shores.

DESTROYED BY FIRE. -- Paul Linbac, who resides some four miles north of Altenburg, in this county, had his residence entirely consumed by fire one day last week. A meat house, situated near by also took fire and it and its contents were a total loss. -- Most of the contents of the dwelling was saved. The loss is estimated at between one thousand and fifteen hundred dollars.

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