Rankin Family History Project
Weekly Perryville Union
Perryville, Missouri, Friday, 02 July 1875
MR. WM. EUGUS, residing near Yount's store, has our thanks for favors.
MR. WM. P FAHERTY left for the city of St. Louis on Monday last on business.
MR. ED. BLOCK, of St. Louis, arrived in Perryville this week on a visit to his relatives.
GOOSEBERRIES and dewberries have make their appearance in our market, and bring fair prices.
THE FATHER of waters rose rapidly a few days the past week, but it is now on the decline. There is no danger of an overflow.
PREACHING on the 4th of July at the Methodist Church in Perryville in the morning at 10 ½ o'clock and at night a 7½ o'clock
MARRIED, on Sunday evening June 27th, 1875, at st. Mary's Seminary, by Rev. M. Rubi, Mr. John V. Noell to Miss Louis E. Preston, both of Perryville.
THE BRICK WORK on Mr. William Litsch's business house and on Mr. Thomas Hooss' residence has been completed, and the carpenters have commenced work.
IMPROVEMENT. -- A blacksmith and wagon shop, forty-five feet long and twenty feet wide, is being built near Yount's store on the Jackson and Farmington road.
MOVED. -- Our city baker now occupies rooms in the house belonging to Mr. Mich. Zink and Mr. Joseph A. Elder is domiciled in the Biehle building on Jackson street.
RELEASED. -- We learn that Chas. Wise, who was charged with committing forgery here, and who was lodged in jail in Jackson a short time since.
YOUNG CHINCH BUGS, in large numbers, are reported to have made their appearance in the wheat fields just harvested, but they will probably not do much harm, at least, it is hoped so.
IN JAIL. -- The parties who were captured near Landing 76 in this county not long since, are now confined within the walls of the jail in Jackson. They will be apt to go to Jefferson City.
A LARGE oak tree was struck by lightning northwest of Perryville the other day and the tree was shattered to pieces, and the earth around it was considerably torn up, but no damage was done.
THE CORN CROP in our county is looking very promising at the present time, and nothing preventing our farmers willb e blessed with a fair yield this fall. It is in a fine growing condition.
A MONSTER. -- A black snake was recently killed in Bois Brule bottom by one of our farmers, who says it was all of twelve inches around its body, and measured something less than ten feet in length.
ILL HEALTH. -- Mr. John Young, of Chester, Ills., and father-in-law of Dr. C. A. Mann, is now in Perryville for medical treatment. Mr. Young will soon be able to return home, as he is convalescing.
WELL DONE. -- One of the leading farmers of our county just finished cutting his wheat, and he informs us that the yield is the largest that he has had for thirty years, and that the quality cannot be surpassed.
THROWN FROM A MULE. -- Mr. Crosare was thrown from his mule on Wednesday evening on the south west corner of the public square.
JUST FROM SCHOOL. -- Lawrence S. Moore, son of Mr. Leo Moore, residing eight miles east of Perryville, who has been attending the St. Mary's college in Marion county, Kentucky, during the past year, arrived...
TRANSFER. -- Mr. Joseph Buisson has just purchased the property belonging to Mr. Clement Schindler located on the Fredericktown road about one half mile from town, and we understand that he will make additional improvements about the premises.
THE 5TH. -- Remember that next Monday is the day selected to celebrate our national independence near Perryville. A fine time is anticipated, and if we are not greatly mistaken a very large number of Persons will grace the grounds during the day.
WHO WILL DO AS WELL? -- Mr. Isidore Moore, residing five miles north of Perryville, has raised wheat upon his farm this season that will be hard to beat. The heads of some of it contains six grains in the breast, and about eighty-five grains in a head. Who can do better?
THE BAND WAGON with the Perryville Cornet Band, will start from Philharmonic Hall on Spring street at 8 o'clock on the morning of the 5th of July, and will drive through the principal streets of Perryville before proceeding to the picnic ground east of town.
A RATTLE SNAKE. -- Mr. Augustus Mercier killed a rattle snake last Sunday evening that possessed just nine rattles.
Mr. Alfonza Pecaut also killed a rattle snake a few days ago which measured over four feet in length, and had four rattles.
MASTER OF ARTS. -- John V. Noell, Esq., who was a student at the St. Vincent college in Cape Girardeau, a few years ago, graduated and received a diploma. A few days since this same young gentleman received a second diploma as a Master of Arts, it being the highest awarded by that institution.
NATIONAL CELEBRATION. -- A grand Basket Picnic will be given in the St. Mary's Seminary grove on Monday, and everybody is most politely invited to come and bring well filled baskets of good things. All kinds of refreshments will be had upon the ground during the day. -- Addresses will be made, and a general good time is anticipated.
MUSIC. -- The Perryville Cornet Band was conveyed through the principal streets of our town in one of Mitchim's fine rigs last Sunday evening and treated our citizens to some excellent music. This band has been engaged for the celebration at Silver Lake on Saturday, and will also furnish the music, in connection with the Concordia String Band, for next Monday.
BIRTHS. -- A bright-eyed, good looking little female called at the residence of our circuit clerk on Wednesday of last week.
Mr. William Lee, living near Mr. Yount's store, is the happy father of "a bouncing baby boy." This is Mr. Lee's first born, and he will probably exempt him from wiork in the harvest this year, although he came just in time.
A NARROW ESCAPE. - Mr. Joseph Manche, son of Mr. Victor Manche, residing about three miles west of Perryville, was out in a storm in Bois Brule bottom a few days since, and while in it, the lightning was busy around him. It struck a point so near him at the time that it really singed the hair on his head, and slightly burned his face, but as fortune would have it, no other damage was done.
A CORRECTION. -- Leon DeLassus has been attending the St. Louis University the past school year, and not the St. Vincent college at Cape Girardeau, as stated by us in our last issue.
Last issue we were misinformed in stating that Mr. Hilary Vessels and Miss Mary Morgan were Married at St. Mary's Seminary on the 20th ult.
It is Harry Weigle, and not Harry Furth, that is on a visit here.
PERRYVILLE PUPILS. -- At the closing exercises of the St. Vincent Female Academy in the city of Cape Girardeau on Monday of last week, we notice that Misses Teresa Litsch, Christina Cissell, Mary O. Cissell, and other young ladies of our town and vicinity, appeared in several pieces, and performed their parts with credit. At the close of the exhibition premiums were awarded to a few scholars, and among them we find that Miss M. L. Cissell received a premium for proficiency in music, and to Miss M. J. Cissell for proficiency on the guitar.
... of the Jackson Cash Book from Arnsburg, on our county line, says: "On the 16th of June Big Apple Creek was nearly past fording. Mrs. Neuhaus, wife of Mr. Henry Neuhaus indiscreetly ventured into it at the old Delaware ford and nearly lost her life as the consequence. -- She has a small child in her arms which doubled the danger. She was aunhorsed by the dashing current just above the middle of the stream, and but for timely aid of Mr. John Becker who caught her as she sunk for the third time, she would have drowned. The strong instinctive love of a mother was foremost in her heart even while she was fighting the surging stream and suffering the pangs of one staring death in the face, and when she was dragged ashore almost lifeless, she had the babe clutched to her breast in a death grip -- so to speak. Both were fully resuscitated by the assistance of several persons who gathered hastily to the scene."
A Grand Fair.
A meeting was held at West Chester on Sunday last, immediately after Mass, for the purpose of appointing a committee on arrangements for the fair, which is to be held at that place in August. The proceeds of this fair will be for the benefit of the church of Our Lady of the Rosary, which is now being erected at West Chester.
The following members were appointed on the committee of arrangements: Rev. D. Downing, C. M., Mrs. Nerius Cissell, Mr. V. Tucker and Miss Zelina DeLassus. It was understood, in the first place, that the fair be held on the 15th, 16th and 18th of August, opening on Sunday, the 15th, at 3 o'clock P. M. and on Monday and Wednesday at 9 o'clock A. M. The committee then proceeded to appoint those who are to take an active part in the fair. -- Mrs. Lydia DeLassus and Mrs. V. Tucker were appointed to conduct the table of Claryville, and they willingly accepted the part assigned them. Minnie St. Vrain and Miss Ida Kennedy were appointed to conduct the table of Chester, and the accepted they task with a good will. The committee then unanimously and humbly requested Mr. John C. Doerr and Mrs. James Rice to conduct table from Perryville, each one have the privilege of chosing her own assistant. The refreshment table will be conducted by Mrs. Nerius Cissell, Miss Zelina DeLassus and Doctor Taylor. The dinner table will be conducted by Mrs. Molen, Mrs. Osburn, Mrs. Biegler, Mrs. and Mr. Picou and Dr. Bane.
It was resolved that the tickets for admission should not exceed ten cents, and that the tickets for dinner should not exceed fifty cents. -- All the tickets of the tables will draw some prize, and the chances will be reasonable the doors will open on the 15th of August at three o'clock P. M., and on the 16th and 18th at 9 o'clock A. M. The committee then resolved to address a petition to the Captain of the steamer Elliott, requesting him to have the kindness to make a reduction of rates in favor of some parties from St. Louis, who are expected to attend the fair.
The Silver Band of Chester will be present and accommodate us with as fair music as the fair could expect. Miss Clara DeLassus, Miss Hattie Bell and Mrs. Carpenter will oblige by performing on the piano. Capt. Williams favors the enterprise by giving free ferriage to all interested in the fair. From the general interest manifested, we have reason to think that this project will be a success.
Secretary of the Committee
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