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Old Glory

Weekly Perryville Union
Perryville, Missouri, Friday, 16 February 1872


EARTHQUAKE. -- Several days ago the rumbling of an Earthquake lasting for several minutes was distinctly heard and felt at this place.

W. H. BOOTH, Editor of the Union put on his “Sunday dud’s” washed his face and started to St. Louis last Monday morning to show himself to the fraternity in “the future great city of the world.”

20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT. -- On the motion of Mr. Green the counties of Washington, and Jefferson, were added to the 20th circuit and the 27th circuit composed of the counties of Washington, Jefferson, and Crawford, as reported by the special committee abolished.

AEOLUS, shrieked and moaned terribly Monday night last, and continued to rage nearly all day Tuesday, he may have his admirers on the terrestrial globe but we are frank to confess that we are not among them; our motto is “never mind the weather so the wind don’t blow.”

NECROLOGY. -- It is our painful duty to announce in this week’s issue the death of the consort of Josiah Dean, who himself is lying very low. The deceased leaves quite a number of small children to mourn the loss of an affectionate mother; But sooner or later “ the black camel of death must kneel at each mans door” of dust thou art and unto dust thou shal’t return was not written of the soul.

“BACKSHEESH.” -- On Wednesday of last about daybreak a cadaverous looking individual cleaned out Mr. Thomas Hoos’s Pantry and bade him an affectionate farewell by waving a pone of bread over his head and jumping through a window of the Hotel just as the servant entered to start a fire in the kitchen. It would seem that the period of his ablactation had not yet arrived from the quantity of milk he had devoured.

JAMES PRESTON, of this county has advertised for sale. He is going no doubt, to the

“* * * * land of cedar and vine,
Where the flowers ever blossom, the beams ever shine,
Where the light wings of Zephyr oppressed with perfume
Wax faint o’er the gardens of Gul in her bloom
Where the citron and olive are fairest of fruit
And the voice of the nightengale [sic] never is mute,
Where the tint of the earth and the hues of the sky,
In color though varied in beauty may vie,

Look out Jeems,” that one year hence don’t find thee longing for the “flesh pots of Isarel. [sic]


CONSUMED BY FIRE. -- The furniture store of Mr. Christian Schirmer, in Grand Tower, Illinois was consumed by fire on the night of the 5th inst. Nothing of the stock has been saved. The loss of the stock is fully covered by insurance but the house valued at two thousand dollars was only insured for one thousand dollars.

DROWNED IN THE RIVER. -- Three head of cattle of Mr. E. Richters near Wittenburg, while trying to get to the water in the river broke through the ice and were drowned on the 6th inst.

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