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Weekly Perryville Union
Perryville, Missouri, Friday, 31 August 1877


A POTTERY is to be established at Yount's store in this county.

DR. HENNING has an interesting notice in to-day's paper.

A GOOD DEAL of wheat in our county yet remains unthreshed.

IT WAS A BOY and not a girl that stopped at Dr. Feltz's residence on the 15th inst.

THE TEACHER'S INSTITUTE assembles next Monday, and a three days session will be held.

OUR BASE BALL CLUB will play one of the Chester clubs a game of base ball next Sunday.

MR. BURGEE is having some improvements made in the second story of his large building.

BIRTH. -- A little boy stopped at the residence of Henry Barbier at Silver Lake last Friday.

     Baby buggy

HENRY HOLTMAN has just finished burning a kiln containing one hundred and twenty five thousand nice brick.

THE LAST Summer month of 1877 has drawn to a close, and the autumnal season commences its race on Saturday.

FATHER STULTZ has so far recovered from his late illness as to be about, and officiated at Mass Sunday morning last.

READ THE Advertisement on the second page, headed "Great Bargains," and if you want to purchase come and see us.

THE SESSION ACTS of 1877 have been received, and are now ready for distribution at the circuit clerk's office to those who are entitled to them.

UNIFORM. -- Some of the members of the Perryville Central base ball club were out in full uniform last Sunday afternoon, and they looked quite gay.

J. PERRY JOHNSON and H. CLAY HORNER have opened a LAW Office in the Burgee block, where Henry L. Caldwell, Jr., will be found at all times to represent them. All business intrusted [sic] to the above firm will receive prompt personal attention.

SELLS BROTHERS Show exhibited at Jackson last Tuesday, and had quite a large attendance, but not near so large as the one they had in this county.

CHESTER has a Militia Company, and Charles L. Spencer is the Captain. In a few days the company will be armed and equipped and ready for duty.

DIED, on Friday, August 24th, 1877 at the residence of her parents three miles northeast of Perryville, a daughter of Mr. Rechelspecker, aged about 15 years.

MARRIED, on Sunday, August 16th, 1877, near Waters Landing in Bois Brule bottom, by Rev. James Warren, Mr. Columbus Davis to Miss Margaret Nations.

THE ECLIPSE. -- On Thursday night of last week the moon was eclipsed, and though it was distinctly visible in various localities, yet your humble servant didn't see it.

ANOTHER BUILDING. -- We understand that Mrs. S. A. Edwards contemplates erecting a nice brick residence on her property east of Perryville at an early day.

WARM. -- Though the mornings and evenings are cool and refreshing, yet through the day it is warm and sultry, however, it will not be long ere the weather will cease to be so warm.

THE LATE RAINS have benefited the growing crops considerably. -- The late corn and Irish potatoes are looking well, with a promise of a better yield than was thought probable a few weeks since.

THOSE CONFOUNDED BUGS have been very attentive to business during the evenings of the past weeks, more so than we care to have them, but then they come unsolicited, and do not retire until it suits them.

ANCIENT PERIODS. -- Short-leg[g]ed pants and lengthy balmoral stockings were some of the features upon our streets last Sunday evening. Such a garbe, we believe, adorned our grand fathers, as it was the fashion in those days.

DEBATING SOCIETY. -- There will be a meeting at Feltz's school house, seven miles north of Perryville, on Monday evening, September 3d, for the purpose of reorganizing the debating society. Young men, turn out and let us have a fine time.

The renowned Sam. Hildebrand was in Madison county lately.

A MAN MURDERED. -- A dispatch dated Chester, Ills., Aug. 28th, says: "A man named Vaughn, proprietor of a disreputable boat, was murdered near St. Mays this afternoon. -- The murderer has just been brought here to jail."

AN ARM BROKEN. -- A little boy son of Mr. Milton Brewer, while playing at the residence of Mr. Leo T. Dean, fell from the porch and broke one of his arms. Dr. Mann gave him attention, and he is now doing as well as could be expected.

A UNION SABBATH SCHOOL will be organized on Sunday, the 2d day of September, at the Bois Brule Baptist Church, situated six miles from Perryville on the Chester road, by Lawrence Brown at half-past one o'clock, and all persons are cordially invited to attend.

A SAD ACCIDENT. -- Last Thursday morning, whilst some men were at work in Bois Brule bottom, a sad accident befell Syc. A. More. He was standing too close to a large fire, which ignited his outer garments, and so badly burnt him that he died from the effects.

RECEPTION CEREMONIES. -- We have received an invitation, through the directors of the International Exhibition Company, to be present at the reception ceremonies to the Governors of the United States at Philadelphia, but they might as well not have sent it to us, as we have some thing else to do.

PROF. HENRY, of Oak Ridge, Cape Girardeau county, delivered an address at the court house last Monday night on the subject of education. -- Quite a number of our citizens went to hear him, from whom we hear that he delivered an excellent address. Prof. Dutcher also made a few appropriate remarks. Both of these gentlemen take considerable interest in education matters, and we wish them success.

A NARROW ESCAPE. -- Last Tuesday morning a little son of Mrs. Sowell narrowly escaped being killed. The little fellow had went to the mill pond to water a horse, and while returning, and in a few feet of our office, the animal was frightened, when he ran up against the fence between us and Mr. Bridgman's residence, knocking a portion of it down, and landed in the yard, but most fortunately the little boy escaped unhurt.

OUR MINERAL WEALTH. -- The Fredericktown Plaindealer, speaking of the mining prospects in Southeast Missouri, has this to say of our county: "Perry county, too, will ere long rank among the first of the lead producers; the new mines near Silver Lake, will be profitably worked this fall and winter, and if the prospects are as good as they were last spring (when we paid the mines a visit) we can but congratulate our neighbors upon their good fortune."


All those indebted to me for professional services for the year 1876, are respectfully requested to come and pay up on or before Sept. 1st, 1877.


DISSOLUTION. -- Judge W. H. Bennett and J. Perry Johnson, Esq. have dissolved partnership by mutual consent, on account of the new probate law preventing the Judge of probate from being an attorney in any case where a guardian or curator, or administrator or executor is a party. Their respective cards will be found in this issue. Mr. Bennett will call to his assistance Mr. Johnson, or some other efficient attorney in any difficult case he may have.

THAT PENITENTIARY won't be located at Grand Tower after all. It is true the commissioners favored that place, probably believing it the most suitable, but the governor, auditor and attorney general do not, for they have disapproved of the report, and the whole matter has been referred back to them. East St. Louis, Grafton and Chester are now the places competing for this state institution, but it is hard to tell which of the three places will secure it. -- Chester may get it. Ball and chain

IN JEOPARDY. -- A little over three weeks since, a small swine belonging to our neighbor, Mr. Lang, was missing, and nobody knew where it was. No one believed it had been borne off by an eagle, or had fell a prey to some of the canine tribe, so a search was instituted for the missing swine, when, on last Sunday evening, lo and behold it was discovered in a cave near home, where it had dwelled, fasted and flourished since its disappearance. It was gently extricated from its position, and once more placed upon terra firma, to the delight of his hogship.

Fredericktown had a shake the other day.

THE SOUTHEAST NORMAL SCHOOL -- Prof. C. H. Dutcher, principal of the Southeast Missouri Normal School located at Cape Girardeau, was in Perryville last Monday and called a round to see ye printer man. We found him to be a gentleman and a staunch friend of education, and he spoke quite flatteringly of the prospects of the Normal School the coming year, soon to commence. Prof. Dutcher would be glad to have all teachers of our county to send their address to him at Cape Girardeau, as he would like to correspond with them on certain matters pertaining to their profession.

PERSONAL. -- George W. Thompson who has been spending several seeks here visiting relatives, left for his home in Philadelphia recently.

Henry G. Kiesler left a few days since for Wayne county, in this state on business.

Judge Nicholson left for Jackson last Tuesday morning to attend circuit court now in session at that place.

J. Perry Johnson, Esq., of Chester, was in Perryville last Tuesday on business.

Henry L. Caldwell, Jr., a young limb of the law, has located in Perryville.

THE CELEBRATED CASE of John N. Frank against Chas. Drinkhahn and others was decided at Jackson by the circuit court of Cape Girardeau county on Tuesday last, in favor of defendants. This case has more than a common interest. It was commenced by plaintiff four years ago in the circuit court of this county, for the possession of Tower Island, in the Mississippi river, about a quarter of a mile above Birmingham, and a change of venue was taken to Cape Girardeau county. The land in question (being between 2,000 and 2,400 acres) has been in litigation since 1841 or 1842 and has been in court at different times, up the present date, covering a period of nearly thirty-six years' litigation. In the present case the lawyers for the plaintiff are Judge Carter, M. L. Clardy, Louis Houck and those for the defendant John H. Nicholson, J. Perry John and William H. Bennett.

Attorney & Counselor at Law,
Will attend promptly to all business entrused to his care in this and the adjoining counties.

Physician and Surgeon,
F Office at his residence in the building owned by Mrs. Noell.

(Educated in Europe)

Is conducting this mill, and turns out excellent work, at liberal prices, no pains being spared to please the public. He keeps constantly on hand for sale
Flour and Meal.
and the same will be found at the stores of William P. Faherty and Vincent Tucker in Perryville.
F Customers who are detained at Silver Lake, waiting for grinding, can find good accommodations at low prices.

The Missouri State Mills,
Known as the
Appleton Mills,
Owned and Superintended by
An old and experienced miller, has placed his flour for sale at the store of Messrs. John H. Simpson & Co., Perryville, Mo. Having had a long experience in milling those who purchase his flour may rest assured that they will get a No. 1 article.

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