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Weekly Perryville Union
Perryville, Missouri, Friday, 20 March 1874


PICTURES. -- Jos. Fortin, the photographer, can be found at Burgee’s Hall, where he is doing good work at low figures.

STORMY. -- We were visited with rain, hail and wind on last Tuesday night.

SEED TIME has arrived. Farmers are busily engaged in sowing oats and clover.

J. H. SIMPSON & CO. -- Read this firm's new advertisement in another column of the Union

TRANSFER. - We learn that John B. Cashion has sold his house and lot, just outside of the town limits, to Chas. A. Weber.

THE PRO’S AND CON’S of the Grange movement are to be discussed on Friday evening by the Perryville Literary Society.

DIVINE SERVICES. -- Preaching on Sunday at the Methodist Episcopal Church, by Rev. B. Dalton at 10 1/2 [sic] o’clock A. M. and 7 P.M.

DEATH. -- It is reported that Mr. Daniel Seibert, an old and respectable citizen, of Brazeau Township, departed this life one day last week.

WE WILL WAGER a bushel of buttermilk that there are more cows owned in Perryville, to population, than can be found anywhere east of the rocky mountains.

TWO YOUNG MEN, on horseback, a few days since, were seen behind Koch’s barn drinking from a bottle. The bottle was passed five times in rapid succession. To what organization do they belong?

REMOVAL. -- Monday was a grand moving in town. James Preston, Pius McCauley, Mrs. Barbara Hooss and H. G. Kiesler, all moved on that day, instead of waiting till the first of May, which has always been considered moving day.

DIED, on the 9th of March, 1874, at the residence of her husband in Bois Brule Bottom, in this county, Mrs. Rebecca Morgan, wife of W. Morgan, in the 31st year of her age. She leaves a husband, four children, and other relatives and friends to mourn her loss.

PERSONAL. -- Mr. C. J. Gotto and mother, of Laporte, Indiana, are here on a visit.

Mr. Wm. A. Cashion left for St. Louis on Sunday to purchase more goods.

Mr. James L. Crow left for St. Louis on Sunday on business.

Mrs. Wm. Furth, after several weeks absence in St. Louis on a visit, returned home one day the present week.


This day was celebrated in Perryville on last Tuesday, and a gay and festive time was had at Judge Nicholson's residence. Time circling on brings in its rapid course, another anniversary of which the civilized world is more or less familiar. The ancients had their heroes, poets and statesmen whom they delighted to honor with all the outpourings of heartfelt gratitude. The moderns are no less humane in giving "honor to whom honor is due." France, England and Germany have those whom they delight to honor.

America has her Washington, Jefferson, and a host of worthies claiming her patriotic devotion; but, perhaps, there is no people in the world more devoted and sincere in honor of their benefactors, than the sons of the Emerald Isle. Throughout the world wherever the tyranny of British rule has forced them to seek homes beyond the limits of their own loved Isle, they carry the early traditions of their land. How the great Missionary, Patrick, Ireland’s greatest saint, come from the Gallic Coast, and, first preached to them truths of Christianity centuries ago....

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