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Weekly Perryville Union
Perryville, Missouri, Friday, 28 September 1877


NEW BOOKS. -- Read the advertisement on the second page, headed "First Class Books."

MARRIED, at St. Marys Seminary on Sunday, September 23d, 1877, Mr.. John C. Welker to Miss Louise Coffey.

PEACHES raised upon the farm of Joseph Dubois, residing a short distance north of Perryville, weigh just twelve ounces each.

RANDOLPH COUNTY, across the river, is the fourth county in Illinois in regard to crops, in having 71,253 acres in cultivation.

CATTLE AND SHEEP. -- A nice drove of cattle and sheep passed through Perryville last Friday morning en route for other markets.

MOVED. -- Thomas Bridgman and family, on Tuesday last, moved into the building belonging to Bernard Cissell's estate, just south of us.

NEW HOUSE. -- John Popp has the brick on his lot north of the public school building, and will soon commence the erection of a residence.

SICKNESS. -- There has been a good deal of sickness in our county during the past few weeks, chills and fever being the most prevalent disease.

FOR CONSTABLE. -- There are just eight individuals in the precinct in which Chester is located, who are entirely willing to serve the dear people.

NEW SETTLERS. -- A gentleman and his family who have been residing in St. Louis for several years, whose name we were unable to learn, moved to our county last Tuesday.

DR. J. W. HALL, formerly of Perryville, and lately of St. Francois county, has located in the neighborhood of Cedar Fork, in this county, where he will practice his profession.

ANOTHER FIRE. -- Tuesday night of last week the fruit drying house and a small quantity of fruit belonging to George A. Hayden, five miles north of Perryville, caught fire and was burned.

TRUSTEES SALE. -- On Tuesday afternoon late, a tract of land containing 120 acres, situated nine miles southwest of Perryville, was sold under a deed of trust, and brought $55, C. A. Weber being the purchaser.

OUR PUBLIC SCHOOL. -- The Perryville public school opens next Monday morning, and a session of eight months will be taught. Theo. G. Lemon, Shade Bond and Miss Katie McAtee are the teachers for this session.

THE DOCKET for the October term of the Perry county circuit court will be larger than it has been for several years. Several important cases will be tried at the approaching term. -- We will probably give the docket next week.

MIRED. -- On Saturday evening last one of our citizens, desiring to water his horses, drove in to a pond near James McCauley's three and a half miles north of Perryville, and got stuck in the mud, but after considerable labor, was extricated.

BIRTH. -- A little girl stopped at the residence of Antoine Prost, a few miles southeast of Perryville last Saturday night.

A handsome little girl stopped at the residence of Rev. Albert Jump last Tuesday night.

     Baby buggy

NOT VERY PROMISING. -- The Irish potato crop in our county is not as promising as it was thought it would be. Several of our farmers tell us that the crop will not be near as large as it was last year, though a pretty fair crop will be raised in some parts of the county.

IT IS A FIXED FACT. -- The die is cast and Chester is the favored place. The southern Illinois penitentiary will be erected below the mouth of the Okaw river. This is now a certainty, and work, will soon be commenced upon it, and though it is a big job, it will be pushed through to completion.

DR. H. C. MURPHY, who has been in business in Perryville for several years, bid us adieu on Thursday morning, and, in company with his family left for the State Capital of Kansas, where he has located in the drug business. We wish them a pleasant journey and safe arrival at their new home.

They are already gathering corn in New Madrid county.

A COLLISION. -- On Sunday morning last, while Mrs. W. D. McAtee accompanied by her two little girls, was on the road to the Seminary, the horse got frightened and stampeded, running against Alex Kirn's carriage, throwing Mrs. McAtee and her children out, but received only slight bruises, though both vehicles were damaged.

A NEW SCHOOL HOUSE has just been completed near Edward Moore's residence, eight miles northwest of Perryville. It is a frame structure, twenty-six feet long and twenty feed wide. A school will be taught in it this winter, and Mrs. Emma Kline is the teacher. Also another new building is being erected three miles west of that place, which will be finished and used this winter.

CHESTER MARBLE WORKS. -- Messrs. Burns & Howorth, the well known marble firm of Chester, were in Perryville last Friday, looking after their interests, and while here, paid us a friendly visit, and we were glad to see them. They are excellent men and splendid workmen, as their work will attest, they spairing [sic] no pains to pleas those who favor them with their patronage.

THE TEXAS FEVER. -- Several persons from our county, and other portions of Southeast Missouri, have visited the loan star state with the intention of making a permanent residence in that section of Uncle Samuel's dominions, but after a few months stay down there, they greatly changed their notion, and have returned to their old homes. There are many worse places to dwell than Perry county.

Chester Marble Works

FOR THE EXPOSITION. -- Mrs. William Litsch and daughter, Mrs. McAtee and daughter, Mrs. O. C. Nabert and several other persons of our county have left for the city of St. Louis the past week to behold the sights at the Exposition, and many curious things are to be seen, for it is said that it eclipsed anything of the kind that ever took place in the West. Early in October the Agricultural and Mechanical Fair of that city will be held, and efforts are being made to make it superior to any former fair.


D R.   W H I T T I E R
617 St. Charles Street,

Treats all forms of Venereal Disease, Sexual Emissions and Sexual Debility, with unparalleled success. No matter who failed, call or write; pamphlet or consultation free. Can refer to the medical profession in all parts of the Country.

PERSONAL. -- Clarence Lee, the Forum's editor, left for Fredericktown this week, to attend circuit court.

Judge Nicholson also left for the same point, where he has cases to attend to.

Dr. Ruff will not return home until some time about the middle of October.

Theo. G. Lemon, principal of our public school, who has been rusticating in Colorado during the past few weeks, returned to Perryville last Sunday morning.

John F. Dickinson, of Highland, passed through Perryville last Sunday morning, en route for the city of St. Louis.

G. R. Ulrich of the firm of Neuhouse, Krite & Co., of St. Louis, and G. W. Thomas of the house of Thos. Ryan of the same city, were here last Friday.

John C. Doerr and lady, Joseph C. Killian and James L. Crow left for Fredericktown this week.

LAND TRANSFERS. -- Robert T. Wilkinson purchased of Thomas J. and Basil Moore 66 1/2 acres of land, six miles northwest of Perryville, consideration $619.

John Zahner sold to Casper Schlatman 120 acres of land, six miles south of Perryville, paying $900 for the same.

Robert A. McCauley purchased of S. C. Barbier an undivided one third of 77 acres of land, situated near Silver Lake, the consideration being just $75.

Lewis Bey sold to Napoleon Carlamy 112 acres for $135.

John Elder bought of Albinus Moore 15 acres of land, the consideration being $276.

Chas. S. Sittner purchased of Fred Rodewalt 80 acres of land, paying $1.500; also Anton Hunt bought from Fred. Rodewalt 40 acres, paying $800 for the same.

Andrew Gorman bought of Vincent Cissell 120 acres acres of land, the consideration being $500.

Gregory Brewer purchased of R. I. Brewer 3 acres, five miles northwest of Perryville, paying $80 for the same.

THE BASE BALL GAME. -- The "Resolute" B. B. C. of Chester and the Central B. B. C. of Perryville, played their first game of the series, Sunday, Sept. 23d, on the grounds of the former, resulting in the defeat of the "Resolutes: by a score of 24 to 11, the pitching catching behind the bat and base playing being the principal features of the game, the "Centrals" doing better work than their opponents, they batting Derousse's balls from the start to the end. We would like to play the return game next Sunday, if possible, if not, Oct. 7th. The following is the summary:

E. Frederick, p. & 1st. b. 5 1
D. C. Farrar 1st b. & p. 3 3
A. Wolf 2d. b. 1 4
L. DeLassus 3d b. 2 3
L. E. French c. & s. s. 3 2
Henry Hooss right field 4 2
F. C. Townsend s. s. & c. 0 6
Henry Ruppert c. f. 4 3
N. E. Farrar l. f. 2 3
Runs 24 27

J. Stoffel 2d v 2 3
Calligan c. 2 3
Speckman 3d b. 1 4
S. Menard s. s. 1 4
L. Derousee, p. 0 3
Assman, l. f. 1 3
Adderly, c. f. 1 3
Schrader, r. f. 1 3
Hilton, 1st b. 2 1
Runs 11 27
The result, 24 to 11
O'CONNER, Umpire.

Dry Fork Locals.

EDITOR UNION: Will give such new as we possess, if it will interest anybody.

Farmers are very busily preparing to sow wheat, and a very large area will again be sown. The land is well prepared, and if there is any virtue in that it will tell on the next crop.

Messrs. Gordon & Co. threshed 15,000 bushels of wheat the past season.

Several sorgho [sic] mills started lately, and among them Bernard Cashion's who has reduced rates to 15 cents per gallon. So much for competition.

Our neighboring town, Eureka, is likely soon to have a saloon, and the neighbors intend to remonstrate.

Messrs. Blair & Walker have lately lain in a stock of new goods, and are driving a good business.

There was a sale yesterday on Omite creek, at the residence of Mrs. Anna Jacobs. Property sold at fair figures. One gent invested extensively in old rusty irons, &c., resulting from the too free imbibing of benzine.

One of our friends lately visited Bailey's Landing on business,and not heeding the injunction: "Do not tamper with the woman's opinion, or the business end of a wasp," he came home the damaged victor of the business settlement. Do not fight on the bank of the "Father of Waters" boys, as it is dangerous.

Hogs are dying not far away -- on Brazeau, -- from some disease, not thought to be cholera. Ben. Knox has lost the greater part of his.

Our old friend, Major Huff, has lately sold a part of his plantation to Wm. Farrar, in payment of a security debt. We sympathize with the Major, as security debt is hard to pay and much harder with an aged man.

Messrs. Urban & Co. at Longtown have out a paper devoted to business, fun and pastime.

One of our physicians has lately performed a difficult surgical operation on the person of Wm. O. Hinkel. It was the cutting of the tendons of the little toe on each foot, for the purpose of straightening the toes, which were drawn by the contraction of the tendons. The result was the desired effect, and the wounds caused by the cutting, are doing finely.

We think the managers of the bridge at Raccoon completed. From present prospects we will not probably have it completed in another year. Soon the river will freeze, and then the spring rise and hinderance after hinderance without end.

Yours, Echo
Dry Fork, Sept. 25th, 1877

St. Mary's Items.

EDITOR UNION: Wheat $1.20 per bushel.

25,000 bushels of wheat now in the elevator.

Rumor has it that the St. Mary's mill company contemplate building the mill another story higher next spring.

Our friend, Gideon Nothelfer, intends gong to the city of Meramec, St. Louis county, in about three weeks, to take charge of a mill, as one of the firm. The mill is now in course of erecting, and will be completed by that time.

Last Friday Joseph Bogy left for St. Louis to be at the funeral of his deceased brother, but arrived there too late, he having been buried.

On Saturday last quite a number of the citizens of Perryville took passage on the Elliott for St. Louis, to attend the Exposition. Among those whom we noticed, were Mrs. Litsch, Mrs. Nabert, Mrs. McAtee, the Misses Emma Litsch and Isabel Berhle.

On the 19th inst. Marshal Ragsdale of Chester, was informed by letter that Wm. Lofford, who murdered one John Bond near here on August 21st, was in the vicinity of Marquand, Madison county, in this state. On receipt of the news Mr. Ragsdale sent a dispatch to his brother at that place to cause Lofford's apprehension, and deliver him to the proper authorities in Chester. On the 21st said Lofford was brought to Chester, having, on the route, passed within one-half mile of the place where the murder was committed.

H. G. Kiesler of Perryville was in our midst, on business of an electrical nature -- for the purpose of dispensing of lightning rods.

Born, Friday, Sept. 21st, to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Voelker, a ten pound son.

St. Mary, Sept. 26th, 1877

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