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Weekly Perryville Union
Perryville, Missouri, Friday, 14 December 1877
TREES containing bee hives or honey are frequently found in this county.
F Fresh St. Louis beer always on hand at Arsan Callier's saloon.
THE COUNTY PRINTING of Randolph county is given to the lowest bidder.
THE RAILROAD from Chester to the penitentiary site, will soon be completed.
LOSS. -- Lewis Weber, residing five miles south of Perryville, lost a fine mare a few days since.
SOME NEW clothing was recently found in the woods near Highland. Who deposited them there?
F All new goods at F. Feltz & Co's.
THE HOG KILLING season has begun, and many of our citizens have already butchered their swine. -- Pork is selling in our market at five cents per pound.
NEW DWELLING. -- Henry Terbrek residing six miles south of Perryville, has just erected a residence on his farm, 20 feet long, 18 feet wide, and one and a half story high.
CIRCUIT COURT convened last Monday, Judge Denning on the bench. Owing to circumstances over which we have no control, we have been unable to give any of the proceedings this week.
A WHEEL LESS. -- On Wednesday evening last while George Schindler was driving his team around the corner at Vincent Tucker's grocery, the left hind wheel gave way, leaving George in a predicament.
THE COMMITTEE appointed to examine the flues of the various buildings in the corporate limits of Perryville, were around on Thursday of last week on a tour of inspection, and several flues were pronounced defective.
PERSONAL. -- The following local item we clip from the Mine La Motte Advertiser: "J. H. Ebrecht, Wm. Arnold and Aug. Hossenlopp have been prospecting two miles west of Silver Lake, Perry county, and John tells us that they have found good mineral."
F If you want a good refreshing glass of St. Louis beer, go to Arsan Callier's saloon.
FREE AGAIN. -- A gentleman named Henry Bollinger, a citizen of Cape Girardeau county, who has been confined in prison for some months for manufacturing crooked whisky, has been liberated and has returned home, it is to be hoped a better and wiser man.
THE PERRYVILLE agency of the Franklin Insurance company of St. Louis has been transferred to H. G. Kiesler, the former agent, Thomas Layton retiring from the insurance business. The Franklin was one of the first companies that established an agency here, and is deserving of patronage.
A SMASH UP. -- While Emanuel Block and another young man were in a buggy coming to town, and when near Mrs. Litsch's residence, their horse became unruly, and kicked loose from the buggy, breaking a portion of it, and badly damaging the harness. The young men escaped unhurt. This occurred last Sunday.
F Go to F. Feltz & Co. for you Christmas toys.
MARRIED, on Tuesday, December 4th, 1877, near Schall's store in this county, by Squire James Greenwell, Mr. Milton Sherill to Miss Julia Martin.
MARRIED, on the 27th day of Nov, 1877, by Squire J. E. Callier at the bride's residence near Lhot's mill, Mr. Oswald Wild to Miss Mary J. Colen.
DIED, at the residence of her parents near Bailey's Landing, of typhoid fever, Melissa, second daughter of Peter V. and Rachel Beauvais, aged 21 years.
Died, Rosa K., daughter of Mr. Charles and Katharina Hesse, at 10 o'clock P. M. on December 5th, 1877 aged 8 years 7 months.
F A No. 1 St. Louis beer for sale at Arsan Callier's saloon.
A SAD ACCIDENT. -- A man named George Beattner, residing near Wittenberg, met with a serious accident on Friday morning last. It appears that he was at the silicia mines, worked by Peer W. A. McPike, when some of the mineral fell on him seriously, if not fataly injuring him. The unfortunate man is much respected.
A MOVE. -- Gabriel End, one of our shoemakers, on Monday last, vacated his shop in the rear of his new brick building, that old land mark or house having been leveled to the ground, to make room for a more commodious and imposing structure in the future. He is now occupying one of the buildings belonging to Alex. Kirn.
F Where did you get those cheap toys? At F. Feltz & Co's.
THE ROCK RIDGE Literary and debating society, one and a half mile east of Perryville, is now in full operation. William Mattingly is the president and Anthony Schindler is the secretary. The question debated on Wednesday of last week was: Which does the most to produce crime, poverty or wealth? After some warm discussion it was decided in favor of the negative. The question for debate last Wednesday was: Which has done the most to benefit man, the printing press or the steam engine? On the affirmative side is Thomas Killian and Anthony Schindler, while the negative will be represented by George and Henry Killian.
F Be sure and give F. Feltz & Co. a call before buying your Christmas toys and candies.
Another Credit to Perry County on the Educational Record.
Perry county is waking up in her educational interests. Through the labor of our worthy Superintendent, an association of teachers of the south part of the county has been organized. The association meets once in two weeks for the purpose of discussing educational topics.
On invitation the teachers of the Perryville public schools attended the last meeting of the association. The afternoon was taken up by Profs. A. T. Crow, T. G. Lemmon, L. G. Leonard and S. C. Bond in discussing methods of teaching arithmetic.
The evening session was well attended by the citizens the first forty minutes was occupied by Prof. Lemmon, who delivered a lecture on School Hygene. The lecture was well received, and it is to be hoped, will bring fruit in the form of new school houses or repaired old ones.
The abolition of corporal punishment was discussed by Profs. A. T. Crow, L. G. Leonard and T. G. Lemmon, abolitionists: Profs. D. W. Crow and S. C. Bond, retentionists. By vote of the society, a decision in favor of abolition was rendered.
Music followed, after which the society adjourned to meet at the Cashion school house on the 22d of the present month.
It looks to us like our teachers are taking a step in the right direction. Notwithstanding their wisdom there is not one of them but might learn some thing from his fellow teachers; and these meetings and discussions are sure to bring forth fruit. Continue the work. Success go with you, we say.
F Fire crackers two bunches for 15 cents at F. Feltz & Co's.
Editor Union: After quite a protracted silence we again thought to send you a few local items. We intend to give the readers of your paper a description of Uniontown. This town is situated in the centre of an agricultural country, the land in the surrounding neighborhood being very productive. It is also watered with everlasting springs and creeks. The town itself has lately been improved by one trustworthy businessman, C. A. Frentzel and Joseph E. Unterreiner. It has now within its limits one dry goods store, one grocery store, one beer and wine saloon, one boarding house, one physician, one tinshop, one gunsmith, one watchmaker, one wagon maker and several carpenters. Uniontown is one mile north of Appleton, and is claimed to be its rival.
Corn in this vicinity is about all gathered, and it yielded thirty bushels per acre, which is considered a good crop for this hills.
Hog killing is the order of the day and they are brought to town in large quantities for shipping purposes.
Markworth and Borens from Appleton, went to the future great on business last week.
Health in the vicinity is pretty fair, only an occasional case of chills and fever being reported.
Our public school opened two weeks ago, and is progressing under the skillful management of our teacher, Ignatz M. Schneider.
Wheat is selling at $1.15 per bushel at the Frohna mills.
During the late cold weather our saloon man visits the ponds hereabouts on the hunt of ice.
Some of the young men of our neighboring county recently went a coon hunting, and while out captured nine coon. Quite a profitable hunt that.
A marriage recently took place here, but we have failed to learn the contracting parties names.
S. M. J.
Union town, Dec. 8th, 1877
F Every thing from a 5 cent whistle up at F. Feltz & co's.
Editor Union: Speaking of the "ancient city of the dead" in the last issue of the Union, and those who sleep beneath the sod, it will be necessary to say, that we propose to give the epitaphs on each stone in regular order beginning with the oldest, and notice throughout the articles that will appear in your paper, some of the most important historical events that occurred in this country during the years in which the births of those old pioneers took place.
While passing among those primitive memorials we noticed a stone that the elements have corroded so badly that the following inscription was almost illegible
Departed this life the
Eleventh of July A. D.
1835 aged sixty nine years
ten months and five days
This aged lady when it became man's duty to look upon with veneration, was born in 1765. With her introduction on this vast domain, two remarkable events occurred, which have passed in to the history of this country, and had not the bosoms of every patriotic American swelled with indignation at the extortionate administration of England, tyrannical rule by a foreign power, could not have been obliterated from American soil. The two events in question that caused the first sparks of the revolution to ignite, was the passage of two bills in the house of Parliament, known as the "Stamp Act," and the "Quartering Act,". The former imposed a duty on all papers, vellum, and parchment, and declared all writings on unstamped materials null and void. The latter more irritating than the former, ordered a standing army to the colonies, and the civil citizens were compelled, by this enactment, wherever the soldiers were stationed, to furnish quarters, firewood, bedding, drink, &c. In consequence of the remonstrances that arose among the people, the Stamp Act was repealed the ensuing year, and the Quartering Act was let alone until bloodshed was the result.
This venerable lady lived to see remarkable changes take place during her lifetime, both social and political. She seen the aborigines driven from their wigwams and the monarchs of the forest fall before the woodmans' axe; seen cities and towns spring up, as if by magic, and seen civilization extend farther and farther West, until it had reached far beyond the western shore of the Mississippi; but before electricity was used as an agent to convey the news from the Atlantic to the Pacific Oceans, and all parts of the work, almost with the rapidity of thought, as it were, the subject of this sketch was summoned beyond that vale of tears from whence no traveler never returns.
F Christmas goods at rock bottom prices at F. Feltz & Co's.
A FATAL SHOT. -- On the afternoon of Friday last, a man named Chas. Maulrich, living about five miles above Wittenberg, on the Illinois side of the river, got angry at his wife and shot her, killing her almost instantly. Since the above was in type we received the following dispatch to the St. Louis Republican of last Tuesday: "The report of the Fountain Bluff tragedy sent yesterday was somewhat erroneous. -- When Coroner Devine arrived upon the scene, he found two bodies to hold inquest upon -- those of Mrs. Maulrich and Charles Maulrich, her murderer. They had been married about four years, but lived very unhappily, having seperated several times lately.
Mrs. Maulrich had been staying with 'Squire Barnes of Fountain Bluff town ship in this county. Yesterday Mr. Barnes and wife were absent from home, leaving the house and two or three children in charge of Mrs. Maulrich. In the morning Maulrich visited the place, but soon went away. In the afternoon he returned with his rifle a small, common affair, carrying a ball about the size of a buckshot. At the time of this visit his wife was doing some work over the stove in the kitchen, an old log hose, such as are usually found in the bottoms. Maulrich stepped into the back door, raised his rifle and fired. His victim fell backwards on the floor, dead, the ball having entered from behind her head at the base of the skull ranging upwards. Maulrich deliberately reloaded, place the muzzle of the gun to his forehead and fired. The fatal bullet entered his head just above the left eye and he fell a corpse beside the body of his wife. The tragedy was witnessed by the children and the last shot by a neighbor who heard the first one and was going in to see what was the matter, but when he saw Maulrich reloading was afraid to approach."
F Pure candies at F. Feltz & Co.
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