Rankin Family History Project
Weekly Perryville Union
Perryville, Missouri, Friday, 29 June 1877
DEWBERRIES have found their way into our market, and are selling at 25 cents per gallon.
BUT FEW PERSONS have been in Perryville the past week, the farmers being very busy harvesting their wheat.
ON A VISIT. -- Mr. G. W. Thompson and lady, of Philadelphia, Pa., arrived in our county on Friday last visiting relatives.
MRS. EVA HALL, consort of Mr.. Jas. W. Hall, formerly of Perryville, died at her home in St. Francois county a few days since.
SHADE BOND, one of our school teachers, is just now working on the assessor's books in our neighboring county of Randolph.
GARDEN "TRUCK," such as potatoes, peas, beans, beets, onions, &c. have found their way to our tables and very palatable.
FRED. AHRENS, living across the river, narrowly escaped being killed a few days ago by a tramp, who shot at him, the ball barely missing him.
WANTED every one to know that they can get St. Louis ice cream on the 4th of July at John E. Aikin's stand on the picnic grounds at Doerr's grove.
A DOG went for a tramp in Randolph county the other day, and injured him pretty badly, making it necessary for him to lay up for repairs.
THE WEATHER has been warm during the past few days, but we have heard of no cases of sun stroke here, though we notice a few cases occurring in other sections.
DR. O. W. CLINE, of Frohna, a few days since, left for Wayne county in this state, to look after the affairs of his deceased father, but will only be absent a few days.
For Pure Old Bourbon Whisky for Medical Purposes, that is neither cut, re-distilled or rectified, but straight from the still, call on L. J. Hutcheson.
SUNSTRUCK. -- A gentleman named Philip Harmon, living across the river in Randolph county, was sunstruck a few days ago from the effects of which he died.
HAY HARVEST. -- A large quantity of hay was been cut in our county thus far, some of which has already found its way into our market at fair prices. We understand that the hay crop turned out well.
BIRTHS. -- A little girl stopped at the residence of Mr. Thos. Hooss in Perryville last Sunday night.
A little girl called at the home of William A. Farrar, near Longtown, on the 21st inst.
THE FOURTH OF JULY will be appropriately celebrated near the residence of Mr. Joseph F. Eddlemon, on Apple Creek in this county, and a splendid time is anticipated. A big crowd will doubtless attend that celebration.
"TOUCH ME GENTLY FATHER TIME" is the title of a new and pretty song and chorus, by Chas. Baker and just received by us. The price of it is 40 cents. it is published by F. W. Helmick, 50 west 4th street, Cincinnati, Ohio.
NO HARM DONE. -- On the 29th inst. while Joseph N. Vallroy, residing four miles north of Perryville, was engaged cutting wheat with a reaper, his team got unruly. he was thrown from his seat but sustained no injuries.
DISTURBING THE PEACE. -- On last Monday morning a couple of young men were arrested near Stono, charged with disturbing the peace, and were taken before Squire Moore for a hearing, and were bound over to appear at the next term of the Perry county circuit court.
THE WHEAT CROP in some parts of our county is turning out well, the heads being well filled and the grains nice and large, while in other parts it is said to be right to the reverse. It is, however, believed that an average crop will be made.
KICKED BY A HORSE. -- On last Wednesday morning while Mr. Augustus Mercier was at work about one of his horses, the animal kicked him on the right leg. between the knee and ankle, injuring him quite badly though not seriously.
"HOME, SWEET HOME," was the title of the old and time honored song that was sung near our residence a few evenings since, by some gentlemen and ladies of Perryville. Of course it was nice, and being fond of vocal music, we put in no objections.
OUR CORRESPONDENT at Silver Lake pens a lengthy article in relation ... killing of John O'Brien last week at that place, but as we have already published all we care to say about it, we omit it. Let us hear from you again, but on a different subject.
EXCURSION TRIP. -- The Iron Mountain, Chester and Eastern railroad will run an excursion train from Chester to Chicago about the 15th of July next, the fare being only $7.65 for the round trip. Here is a splendid opportunity to traverse a portion of the great state of Illinois, and get to see the city of Chicago for a small sum.
NOT PLEASANT. -- On Thursday of last week while Joseph McKinney was en route for Perryville with the mail his animal got frightened at some object near by, and hurled the ---der to the ground, and though he escaped uninjured, a needle and thread was made good use of after his arrival home, upon some of his wearing apparel.
NEXT WEDNESDAY is the 4th day of July, and the one hundred and first anniversary of our national independence, and the event will be celebrated here, though not in as gorgeous and magnificent style as it was one year ago, but it will nevertheless be celebrated. Those who desire to enjoy themselves and have lost of fun, should not fail to be in Perryville next Wednesday.
ILL-FATED. -- One of our farmers tells us that a few days since, while engaging in cutting wheat with a sythe he noted blood on the blade, and not knowing from whence it came, he concluded to examine into the matter and ascertain, if possible, how it got there. On a clear search he discovered that he had cut a serpent into pieces having severed the snake's body midway between the head and tail.
PERSONAL. -- Mrs. Ann J. Clement daughter of the late Col. R. B. Servant of Chester, arrived here Monday evening last on a visit to Mrs. Dr. Mann.
Emma Bettner, daughter of Mr. Henry Botner, who has been spending several months in Chester, returned home last Monday.
Mr. G. I. Tate and family of our sister city of Chester, are here visiting relatives.
NEW OWNERS. -- We are informed that Messrs. Charles B. Cole and William G. -ernard of our neighboring city of Chester, have just purchased the six hundred thousand dollar first mortgage bonds of the Chester and -amaroa railroad, and that arrangements are being made.
PERRYVILLE YOUNG LADIES. -- On Monday of last week the students of St. Vincent Convent in the city of Cape Girardeau, passed through an examination in their various studies, and the occasion was well attended, several scholars graduating this year,. Premiums were awarded to scholars for proficiency in their studies. -- Among those who graduated at this term, we notice the name of Miss Mary J. Cissell of our town. Her essay entitled the advantages derived from the study of fine arts, is claimed to have been above the average graduating essay, and was so received by the audience. This young lady also executed some excellent paintings. The mountain stream a wreath of flowers, urn and cross in memory of Bernard Cissell, her deceased father, is pretty. Mrs. Julia M. Doerr, daughter of Mr. J. C. Doerr, who does some very neat and tasty painting, being mentioned as commanding real merit.
A GOOD THING. -- Our attention has been called to some new and useful cooking utensils, recently invented, which make baking and cooking a pleasure, instead of a dreaded necessity. One of which, the Centennial Cake and Baking Pan, made of Russian iron, is so constructed that you can remove your cake when baked, instantly from the pan, without breaking or injuring it, and you can remove the tube, and convert it into a plain bottom pan, for baking jelly or plain cakes, bread, etc. Another - the Kitchen Gem - a plated wire boiler or steamer to hang inside of an ordinary iron pot, for boiling or steaming vegetables, etc., which when done, can be removed perfectly dry, without lifting the heavy sooty iron pot off of the stove avoiding the danger of burning the hands with the steam in pouring off the hot water, and the vegetables can not possibly burn if the water boils dry, as the steamer does not touch the bottom of the pot. These goods are sold exclusively through agents to families, and every house keeper ought by all means have them. A splendid opportunity is offered to some reliable lady or gentleman canvasser of this county to secure the agency for a pleasant and profitable business. For terms, territory, etc., write to L. E. Brown & Co., Nos. 214 and 216 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio.
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