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Weekly Perryville Union
Perryville, Missouri, Friday, 03 April 1874


MOVED. -- Joseph A. Elder moved in to the Campbell house on Thursday last.

MR. AUG. MERCIER has built a neat picket fence in front of his property.

MRS. MINOR has added some improvements to her property during the past week.

FARMERS will soon be busy plowing up their land, preparatory to putting their corn crop.

HON R. A. HATCHER, member of Congress from this district, has our thanks for public documents.

THE COMMUNICATION from Silver Lake arrived to [sic] late for this issue, but will be inserted in our next issue.

THE MAILS, owing to the high water in the Saline Creek, the St. Louis mail failed to reach us last Tuesday.

PIUS McCAULEY has returned from St. Louis, where he had gone to lay in a stock of liquors, &c., for his new saloon.

MR. NOELL E. FARRAR returned to St. Louis on the 28th ult. to resume his work in the drug line. We wish him success.


NICHOLAS GUTH is now along, the partnership heretofore existing between him and Joseph Besand having been dissolved.

MR. O. C. NABERT, on last Monday, commenced tearing off the old root on the warehouse of the Perryville Mill, preparatory to putting on a new tin roof.

MARRIED, on the 23d day of March 1874, at the Ste. Marys Seminary, by Rev. Father Rubi, Mr. Francis Michels to Mrs. Catherine Foster, all of this county.

THAT J. P. -- Recently a rural J. P. was seen close to the external walls of a respectable retail liquor house in Perryville, considerably agitated in the stomachie region.

DIED, on the 25th of March, 1874, in Perryville, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Kiefner, aged 15 days.

Died, on the 26th day of March, 1874, at the residence of his parents two miles northeast of Perryville, Mr. Henry Moore in the 23d year of his age.

SCHOOL ELECTIONS. -- Under the new school law, which has passed both houses of the Legislature, and been signed by the Governor, a special election has to be held on the 21st of the present month to elect three trustees - one for three years one for two years, and one for one year.

MAIL CONTRACT. - Mr. A. H. Cashion, of our town, has secured the contract for carrying the mail between Perryville and Ste. Genevieve and also between Perryville and Jackson. We are also informed that Mr. Daniel Peterson, of Madison county, has got the contract for carrying a daily mail between Fredericktown and Perryville the coming year.

PERRYVILLE SCHOOL. -- Mr. C. K. Hayden who took charge of the 1st Department last fall, has given it up on account of consumptive tendencies, as we are informed, and Mr. Robt. N. Hager, of Charlotte, North Carolina succeeds. We wish Mr. Hager every success possible, and hope his connection with the school may prove profitable to himself, and doubly so to the little boys and girls entrusted to his care.

MR. WILLIE DUVALL, the well known grocery keeper of Silver Lake, has purchased the Gid Shaw farm, two miles west of Silver Lake, and moved thereon last Monday. -- Willie has ceased being hostile to the temperance cause, and will, in the future, make war against seeds and chinz bugs on his new premises. Thatís right Willie -- a good move. J. M. Hudson succeeds him in the saloon.

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