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Weekly Perryville Union
Perryville, Missouri, Friday, 22 December 1871


DR. M. G. PARSONS will return to Perryville next Monday, to attend to professional duties. He will remain one week.

DIED, on the 14th day of December, 1871, at his residence in this county, Mr. William Manning, in the 58th year of his age. He was a native of this county.

A GOOD PICTURE. -- John Griseby, Esq., is in town, and is prepared to put up as cheap, beautiful, true and lasting photographs, as any ever offered in Perryville; also the finest style of Ambrotypes and Ferreotypes. His prices are very reasonable. Give him a call and secure good pictures.

COUNTERFEITERS CAPTURED. -- On the 9th inst., three individuals visited Chester, and shoved off three fifty dollar greenback bills upon a few citizens, and then crossed the river to this side, and passed thro’ Perryville the next day. Soon after their departure, the three bills were found to be counterfeits, when they were immediately pursued. -- They were captured in one of the lower counties of this State and taken back to Chester, where they will doubtless receive their reward.

THE FESTIVAL on Tuesday proved a complete success, and “lots of peoples” were present to enjoy the good things of the day, and among them was our better half and children. The proceeds of the festival were much larger than anticipated. An immense quantity of provisions was on hand, and some of it was disposed of at auction, after dinner and supper had been partaken of. -- Everybody, so far as we are able to ascertain, were highly pleased with the festival.

PERRYVILLE MINSTRELS.-- On last Saturday, in the wee sma [sic] hours of the morning, we were awakened from our slumbers by most delicious and melodious strains of distant music, and were therefore convinced that the “Perryville String Band” was out in full force on the occasion. We were afterwards informed that in honor of Prof. Lichtemeyer, who has been on a short sojourn with the members of the band, the newly graduated members among whom is our old friend Litsch, of this place, concluded to give the serenade, and well may the Professor be proud of his scholars. Gentlemen, don’t be bashful, and in your next round remember the UNION, for

“The man that hath no music in himself,
Nor is not mov’d with concord of sweet sounds,
Is fit for treasons, stratagems and spoils;
The motions of his spirit are dull as night,
And his affections dark as Erebus;
Let no such man be trusted.”

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