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Weekly Perryville Union
Perryville, Missouri, Friday, 04 June 1875


REMEMBER the election that is to be held by Fire Company No. 1 next Monday night.

LOSS. -- Mr. Gabriel Blanc, residing near Silver Lake, lost a valuable mule last week.

PROBATE COURT will be in session next week, Monday being the first day of the June term.

READ Messrs. Allen & Hagard's advertisement in another column of this issue of the Union.

MARRIED, on Tuesday morning, June 1st, 1875, at St. Mary's Seminary, by Rev. Father Rubi, Mr. Joseph L. Renaud to Miss Annie Moore.

FISHY. -- A gentleman at Waters Landing last week, while preparing to "fish" hooked himself by running a fish hook into his hand, but it was soon extricated.

SNAKISH. -- Mr. Alfred Besancon, residing three and a half miles west of Perryville, killed a black snake one day last week that measured five and a half feet in length.


Parties being anxious to know what our reduction is now for the publication of legal advertising, we append it here, and until further notice will be as follows:

Administrator's Sales 33 ½ cents a square of 8 lines for first insertion, and 16 ½ cents per square for each continuation.
Administrator's notices, each. $  1.00
Final Settlement notices, each. $  1.00
Stray notices, each. $  1.00
And all other legal advertising in proportion.

AN EAGLE was killed by Mr. Augustus Walker in Bois Brule bottom on Monday of last week, which measured seven feet from tip to tip of wings, and weighed ten pounds.

RUNAWAY. -- The team belonging to Mr. Lewis Moranville, while standing near Hooss Hotel on Wednesday --- became frightened and ran away, but no serious harm was done.

MR. L. S. MITCHIM, of Jackson, Mo., has just opened a livery and feed stable in Koch's stable in Perryville, and he will see that it is properly conducted. See his advertisement in another column.

A WILD CAT. -- Mr. John Endres, a few days since, killed a pretty large wild cat in the vicinity of Mr. Felix Cissell's residence, a few miles north of Perryville, which animal weighed forty pounds.

Whisky. -- Mr. Mich. Zink has No. 1 Harvest Whisky for sale considerably cheaper than ever before offered in this market. Do not fail to give him a call.

THE COOKING RANGE which has been at the St. Mary's Seminary for several years, has been removed from that institution, and was taken to the city of Cape Girardeau last Wednesday by Father Moore.

THE SPELLING MATCH came off at the public school building last Saturday night, and though the attendance was not large, a pleasant time was had. John T. Dalton proved the champion speller on that occasion.

NEW RESIDENCE. -- We understand that Mr. Louis Guyot and brother raised a dwelling house upon their farm they recently purchased in Bois Brule bottom, on Tuesday last. They have made considerable improvement about their farm.

TRANSFER. -- Mr. Leonard J. Hoffman has purchased the farm belonging to Mr. John W. Thomas, situated some three and a half miles north east of Perryville. The farm contains just one hundred acres, and the price paid for it was $2,600.

RATHER RATY. -- Mr. Geo. J. Hoffman, residing nine miles northeast of Perryville, while working about his corn crib one day last week, killed just eighty-six good sized rats, and it is said not to have been a very good day for killing rats either.

FINE LOT OF STOCK. -- Mr. John May, one of our farmers who resides on the Saline creek, has a fine lot of stock. He tells us that he has over one hundred and thirty head of cattle alone, saying nothing about his mules, horses, sheep and hogs. His is a farmer right.

NOT FATAL. -- Mrs. Chavaux, mother of Mr. Fred. Chavaux, while on her way to the roadhouse of Mr. John Lhot one day last week, was thrown from the carriage to the ground, but fortunately she was not seriously injured, though she received some bruises.

THROWN FROM A -----. -- Mrs. ... northwest of Perryville, while on her road home one day last week, her horse became unmanageable and threw her off, hurting one of her arms quite badly, though no bones were broken.

BITTEN BY A SNAKE. -- Robert Hagar, son of Mrs. John Hagar, residing about three miles south of Perryville, while passing along the road home, barefooted, on Tuesday evening last, he accidentally put one of his feet upon a snake, when the serpent bit him on the ankle, inflicting an ugly wound.

AN ACCIDENT. -- Mr. C. S. Birckhead, from Cape Girardeau, while driving about the Seminary grove last Sunday morning at a tolerable rapid pace, his carriage accidentally turned over and he was thrown to the ground, the vehicle passing over him, cutting one of his legs severely and otherwise injuring him.

SERVICES at the M. E. Church in Perryville, Thursday morning, 10 ½ o'clock.
The First Quarterly Meeting for this year of the M. E. Church will be commenced at Cedar Fork, on Saturday, June 5th, and continue over Sunday, services to be conducted by Rev. T. H. Hagerty and Rev. H. Dalton. All are cordially invited to attend.

ON THE RETURN. -- The gentleman accompanied by his family, whom we mentioned in these columns, as passing through our county a few weeks since with a wheelbarrow filled with their worldly possessions, again passed through our county on Thursday of last week, en route for their former home. This time they had a sled drawn by two small oxen. They have doubtless found Jordon a hard road to travel.

STILL MORE Sheep are being killed. Mr. Thomas Seemes lost several nice sheep a few days ago, and we are informed that Mr. George J. Hoffman, residing about nine miles southeast of Perryville, has a number of his sheep killed, but the dogs doing the last mentioned mischief will never do so any more, as they were compelled to give up the ghost and die.

THE BODY OF A MAN was taken out of the Mississippi river, five and a half miles above Wittenberg in this county, on Thursday of last week, and an inquest was held upon the body of the deceased. he was not very well clad, and no money or papers were found upon his person, whereby to discover his name. He was believed to be about twenty-five years old. The body was decently buried.

ARE DOING MISCHIEF. -- Mr. Nereus Tucker, residing six miles north of Perryville, planted twenty acres of land in corn, which came up quite nicely, but the army worms found it out, and visited said corn, and now Mr. Tucker is plowing it all up preparatory to replanting. These confounded pests also invaded his meadows and grassy yard and have almost stripped them of everything green. They were not, however, satisfied with the robbery already committed, but knowing that friend Tucker had a pretty full barn, they visited that and got among his last year's corn, but they have not succeeded in carrying any of it away.

IMPROVEMENTS. -- A correspondent residing on Cedar Fork in this county, writes us as follows: Though the winter has been cold and disagreeable, our farmers have not been idle in this locality. Mr. F. K. Tucker has cleared twelve acres of land on his farm. Mr. John Lorenz has cleared the same about on his farm, while Mr. Basinger has cleared twenty acres of land on his property, and has it now planted in corn. Our farmers in this section of old Perry have shown considerable enterprise during the past year, in the way of clearing land, and making other good improvements about their property. We are pleased to note this spirit of enterprise in our people, and trust it will continue.

PERSONAL. -- Rev. Mr. Vogt left for St. Louis on Friday on business.

Mr. John W. Thomas left for the same place on Sunday last on a visit to his relatives.

Mrs. Frank Cobbs and children who have been in St. Louis for several months on a visit, returned to Perryville last Friday.

Mr. John C. Doerr left for Jefferson City last Monday morning on official business. His daughter accompanied him.

Mr. William Litsch, accompanied by his lady, and also Mr. O. C. Nabert left for St. Louis last Monday.

HORSE THIEVES CAPTURED. -- One day last week some thieves entered the livery stable of Mr. Mat. Morrison in the city of Cape Girardeau, and took therefrom a carriage, harness and a horse, and proceeded up the Mississippi rive towards Chester with the same, but they had just reached what is known as Landing 76 in this county, when the rogues in possession of the property, were found and captured, and taken back to Cape Girardeau. The thieves proved to be a white man and a negro woman. We understand that this is not the first theft ever committed by the prisoners, but are believed to be old hands at the business, and the officers of Union county, Ills., have been on the lookout for them for some time. They will doubtless grace the inside walls of a State penitentiary.

     Ball and chain

BIRTHS. -- A little girl stopped at the residence of Mr. Henry Weistler, five miles south of Perryville on Sunday week.

A handsome little girl called at the residence of Mr. Nereus Tucker, six miles north of Perryville on last Friday night.

It was a male and not a female that stopped at the house of Mr. Lawrence Weber recently.

A little constable called at the residence of Mr. Henry Caho in town last Saturday evening.

A good looking little Miss put in her appearance at the residence of Mr. John F. Dickinson, four miles south of Perryville, on Thursday of last week.

A fine little boy stopped at the home of Mr. George McNew, ten miles west of Perryville, on Monday of last week.

A little female put in her appearance at the residence of Mr. William Hart, eight miles southeast of Perryville last Sunday week.

A little boy stopped at the home of Mr. Dennis Brewer, a short distance west of Perryville last Monday night.

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Corpus Christi

Time, in its circling course, ever presents epochs in the history of the world calculated to arouse the sympathies in emulation of deeds long since immortalized upon ... scrolls. The religious, no less than the political world, has her days of special rejoicing, days of triumph, in which the grand epochs of her history are more especially commemorated.

On Sunday last the grand festival of Corpus Christi was celebrated at St. Mary's Seminary, near Perryville. This festival is of ancient date in the Catholic Church. Far back in the early dawn of Christianity, we trace the origin of this day's commemoration. Nearing the close of his eventful life, the Savior called his disciples together at the Last Supper, when he instituted the Sacrament of the Eucharist, bequeathing the same to His Church as a legacy until the end of time, hence, in honor of the event, catholics throughout the world, delight on this day to form processions, erect repositories and altars, decorating the streets and line of march with garlands, festoons and flowers. At half past nine o'clock Rev. Father Rubi, Celebrant, Rev. Father Moore, Deacon, Rev. Father Downing, Sub-Deacon, preceded by a large number of boys robed in white surplices, entered the sanctuary. The Psalm "Asperges" was entoned and responded to by the Ste. Mary's choir. The "Ite Missa Est" of the Solemn High Mass was the response, concluded, Father j. Moore delivered a short and pointed address, suitable to the occasion, touching slightly on the opinions of various reformers who have figured in the ecclesiastical world, in regard to the "Real Presence."

The sermon having ended, the line of procession moved toward the grove, a short distance from the church, the large congregation arranging themselves, by the aid of efficient marshals, under their appropriate banners. Children of the First Communion Class followed the first two banners, the tenth banner belonging to the Ladies of Charity, formed the last division of the procession, following, came the Acalytes and boys dressed in white surplices, Father Kleiser, of Perryville, carrying the blessed Sacrament beneath a rich canopy, attended by the clergy and guard of honor, closed the long line of procession.

Arriving in the grove four beautiful repositories had been erected by willing hands and zealous hearts, at each of which the train of worshipers, on bended knees, amid the canting of psalms and hymns, offered up their heart's adoration to the great Lord of the universe. Returning to the church, the immense concourse of people dispersed for their respective homes,m for the bright king of the day had already passed the meridian, and lengthening shadows pointed to the closing of another day.

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