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Weekly Perryville Union
Perryville, Missouri, Friday, 21 September 1877
THE DEMOCRATS of Randolph county have nominated a ticket, and will probably elect it.
JACK FROST has already put in his appearance in these parts, but did no harm by his visit.
WHEAT. -- The Perryville Mills received nearly twenty hundred bushels of wheat last week.
DR. MANN has just had a new roof put on his dwelling, and Mr. John Kiefner done the work.
NEW STORE. -- We understand that Star Landing is to have a new store, and E. L. Walker will run it.
A NEW HOUSE has been erected upon the farm occupied by Andrew Klump, not a great distance from Perryville.
BIRTH. -- A little boy stopped at the residence of William Little, two and a half miles west of Perryville, on the 11th inst.
MR. VINCENT HAGAN is making considerable improvement about his farm in Bois Brule bottom. He has valuable property.
THRESHED. -- John Hornberger and Ferd. Bohnart have threshed this season just seven thousand three hundred bushels of wheat.
DIED, on Friday morning, Sept. 7thj, 1877, at the residence of her parents, Louise, daughter of Dennis Hugon, aged five months.
A RAILROAD is to be constructed in Chester. it is to run from the terminus of the Illinois and Missouri Coal Company's track to the city limits.
LAND TRANSFER. -- A few days ago Mr. Vincent Hagan purchased of Mr. James Burgee a farm, containing one hundred and forty-nine acres of land.
LIVE LOCAL NEWSPAPER. -- If you want a live, local, home newspaper, subscribe for the Perryville Union. Only $1.50 a year.
CHANGES PLACES. -- Mark Horrell moved upon the farm he recently purchased in Bollinger county the past week, and Joseph Shelby now occupies the farm vacated by him, he having bought the same.
SQUIRE HALBROOK held court last Friday afternoon, and only one important case was before him, which was a suit for trespass between John Hof and John Layton, Jr. It was decided in favor of the plaintiff.
IT AIN'T RUSSIA that is after the turkeys this time, but our marksmen. We notice that several persons have put their guns in trim, got their ammunition dry, and are now ready to deal death and destruction to turkeys.
THAT FAIR. -- We have received a complimentary ticket to the twelfth annual exhibition of the Southeastern District Agricultural Fair, to be held at Cape Girardeau, commencing on October 9th and closing October 13th.
LARGE APPLES. -- William Hagar, residing three miles south of Perryville, presented us with a lot of splendid apples a few days ago, and among them we found two weighing one pound each. Can any of our farmers beat this?
A CORRECTION. -- Some weeks ago we mentioned in the Union that George T. Hagan got in to an altercation in Texas and was killed, but we were wrongly informed, and are glad to say that he lives, and will soon be at home.
SHOOTING MATCHES are hugely enjoyed by some people, and these people will go quite a distance to participate in them, and show their marksmanship. Several matches have been had in our county during the past few months.
A NEW DWELLING. -- We understand that Mrs. Vermast contemplates erecting a neat brick residence on a lot near Joseph Blechle's dwelling, a short distance south of Perryville. The work upon it will soon be commenced.
BALLOU'S MAGAZINE for October is a delightful companion for leisure moments. It is brim full of good reading, and is one among the best monthlies coming to our office. It is published by Thomes & Talbot, 23 Hawley street, Boston at $1.50 per annum.
CORN OUGHT not to be scarce in this section the present year, especially if it turns out as well as some ears upon the farm occupied by Andrew Klump. From one ear he secured just 920 grain of corn, raised this year. This will certainly be hard to beat.
PAINTING UP. -- James Burgee, our efficient circuit clerk, is having the wood work of his building, west of the public square, nicely painted, and the boss painter, Fritz Springer, is doing the job. He has also the contract of painting the wood work of Arsan Callier's new residence.
QUITE A LARGE amount of real estate will be disposed of at the east door of the court house in Perryville on Tuesday, the 9th of October, and those wishing to purchase anything of the kind, should not fail to attend the sales at that date, and also to be sure to bring along well filled pocket books.
WRIT OF HABEAS CORPUS. -- On Tuesday last Martin Bell, who had been sent up from Claryville and lodged in jail, on charge of disturbing the peace, was brought before Judge Bennett on writ of habeas corpus, and the process by which he was held, not being sufficient in law, he was ordered to be discharged.
MARRIED, on Thursday, September 13th, 1877, in Bois Brule bottom, by Squire Thomas M. Davis, Mr. Martin Thieret to Miss Juda Conli.
Married, on Sunday, Sept. 16th, 1877, at the residence of Henry Delap, three miles south of Bailey's Landing, by Squire Martin, Mr. Samuel Favel to Mrs. M. Abernathy.
PERSONAL. -- Mrs. Brady and Miss Julia Entler, who have been spending several months in the city of Memphis, Tenn., returned here on Thursday of last week where they will remain.
H. W. Tucker, son of Lewis J. Tucker, who went to Texas some time ago, has returned home, where he will remain.
APPOINTMENTS. -- The Southern Methodist conference was in session a few days last week in the city of St. Louis, and while in session made appointments for the various districts in the state. We notice that Rev. H. M. Arrington has been selected as the Presiding Elder of this district, while Rev. J. P. Allen will preach at York chapel, a few miles east of Perryville, the ensuing year.
LUTHERAN MISSION. -- On Sunday last the German Lutherans held a mission at Chester, and it was well attended, there being several hundred persons present to participate in the ceremonies of the occasion. -- A splendid repast was partaken of at the noon day hour. Several of our Lutheran citizens left for Chester early last Sunday morning to attend the mission, and from them we learn that a very pleasant and agreeable time was had.
PROBATE COURT. -- There was a special term of the probate court held by Judge Bennett last Friday, to transact some special business, at which the following proceedings were had:
The authority of John Klobb, guardian and curator, was revoked, and the said Henry Meyer was ordered to appear at the next term of the court an choose another guardian.
James T. Greenwell, public administrator, was ordered to take in charge the estate of Theophile Picou.
The case of Jas. T. Greenwell, administrator of Mary Abernathy vs. A, G. Abernathy, to compel the delivery of certain property claimed by the said administrator, as property of the said estate, was dismissed, the matter having been amicably settled.
Silver Lake News
EDITOR UNION: Plenty of chills and fevers are reported around Silver Lake at present. Some of our farmers have already commenced sowing wheat, and from appearances a pretty large crop will be put in this fall.
I understand that we are soon to have a wagon maker shop, and also a blacksmith sop at this place. Both are badly needed.
Messrs. Moore & Dickinson's new building is nearing completion, and before long will be ready for occupation.
There is some talk of a new store being started at this place.
Mining operations will soon begin again.
The road leading from this place to St. Mary's is being put in a good condition by Jas. F. Tucker, the overseer while the Silver Lake and Perryville road is left unworked. It is almost impassable.
Silver Lake, Sept. 15th.
Cedar Fork Items.
EDITOR UNION: Health is not very good at present hereabouts.
Wheat threshing is over at last, and it did not pan out as well as the farmers anticipated it would, there being not more than half a crop.
The corn crop is very sorry out here. The oat crop was good this season. -- The hay crop was excellent, and the farmers succeeded in filling their barns with hay.
Drying peaches is the order of the day in these parts. One farmer has four kilns on his farm.
The farmers are busily engaged preparing their land, preparatory to sowing wheat. There will be a large acreage of this cereal sown this autumn.
James Munson drove nearly one hundred head of sheep from this place on the 11th inst., intended for the St. Louis market.
James F. Tucker, our gentlemanly road overseer, has been working the roads through these parts, and he has done them justice.
The hogs still continue to go where the woodbine twineth, and cholera is the cause.
John F. Beard lost a fine mare a few days ago. Too much green corn was the cause.
Josephus NcNew lost a fine milch cow on the 11th isnt., and too much cabbage was the cause. She was valued at $25.
John Lorenz has threshed over ten thousand bushels of wheat this season, and is still threshing.
Thomas Heberley's family was increased one last week. its was a nice little girl.
They have a new post office at Farleighs store, five miles north of this place. "Ninth" is the name of the office.
C. C. Valle of Mine La Motte arrived here on the 12th inst., on business.
James R. Hudson returned home from Mine La Motte on the 12th inst., where he had been for a few days visiting his sister.
George W. McNew and D. W. Ellis arrived home with their families from Castor on the 7th inst., where they had been visiting the family of Lunsford Ellis.
G. N. Baker of Libertyville has been employed to teach the public school at Cedar Fork the coming winter.
Cedar Fork, Sept. 15th, 1877
St. Mary's Items
EDITOR UNION: Business is lively.
The autumnal days are swiftly coming and overcoats will soon come in requisition.
A. W. Lenz went aboard the Emma C. Elliott to day, bound for the Future Great.
A heavy rain fell in these parts last Sunday night, and was preceded by quite cool weather.
The river is very low at present, and we occasionally hear of a steamer sticking on a sand bar.
On Monday last Gideon Nothelfer visited the river Aux Vases Church, and took part in the festivities as organist.
As it will be entertaining to the readers of the Union, we will give below some idea of the amount of wheat received at the mill in one week, and the amount paid for the same. In the last six days, ending with September 17th, the daily averaged receipts was 2,000 bushels, amounting to 12,000 bushels in six days. The price averaged $1.10 per bushels, amounting to $13,200 paid for wheat in six days. Allowing three fourths of the amount of wheat received, as coming from Perry county, we have 9,900 bushels. The price paid for the same sums up $10,890. Making an average of 25 bushels to the load, the receipts show 396 loads as coming from Perry county, the daily average being 66 loads in the last six days, ending with September 17th. Each load is accompanied with a driver, and the daily expenditures of each driver average $1.50 to $99. At the end of six days the expenditures by the Perry county farmers foot up $594. We make the statement in order to show the enormity in wheat traffic, as being carried on by the St. Marys Mill Company exclusively. The assistance which St. Mary's receives at the hands of the Perry county farmers, has, in a financial point of view, greatly benefited [sic] this town.
St. Mary's is situated on the western bank of the great father of waters, and it contains one Catholic Church, one public school, one merchant mill, on saw mill, grist mill and handle factory combined, four dry goods and clothing stores, one grocery store, two meat market and provision stores, three blacksmiths shops, two carpenter shops, one furniture and cabinet maker shop, two gun shops, one wagon shop, one cooper shop, one barber shop, and four saloons. The population of St. Mary is 600, and if there is a town in Southeast Missouri, with the same number of inhabitants, that can compete with St. Mary, in a business point of view, we extend our congratulations, and hope their motto will be upward and onward. That is the motto by which we are guided.
St. Mary, Sept. 18th, 1877
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