THE STORK IS A FESTUS VISITOR
Rural Commencement at DeSoto
Regular Festus Correspondent
Mrs. T. B. LEAGUE accompanied by her little niece, Helen WELSH of Sikeston left Thursday a.m. for Steelville to visit relatives.
E. C. FLINT who travels for a Boston Fruit Product
Co. left here Sunday night for a trip to
Mr. and Mrs. John HEDDELL came down from
Prof. ABERNATHY, Principal of the
Mrs. Emil SANTCHI of
Miss Margarette ROBERTSON of DeSoto was the guest of Miss Leola MOORE during the convention.
Loyd and Leah MANESS of DeSoto visited Miss Celeste DRAKE last week.
Miss Alice JENNINGS has accepted a position in the News office.
Rev. PAXTON returned to Bismark Saturday after visiting several days here with friends.
Misses Octavia and Leoua[?] WEHNER and brother, Albert of Ste. Genevieve visited at Mr. William WAHNER 'S last week.
Mrs. FRAME, and daughter, Mrs. PARKER visit in Festus last week.
Mr. and Mrs. C. R. JENKINS of
Miss Mena KERNS of Ste. Genevieve returned to her home last Friday after visiting several days with the family of Pete GETTINGER. She was accompanied by her little nephew, Harry GETTINGER.
Mrs. Henry MARTIN died last Tuesday after an illness of two weeks. Her remains were taken to Hematite for burial. Mrs. MARTIN was a good wife and mother and leaves a little 3 year old girl and husband. Mr. and Mrs. MARTIN were very devoted to each other and it seems hard that they must be separated.
Vest McCORMACK of Maplewood visited his parents here last week.
Roland SCHAFER came down from
Banker L. BURGESS of Pevely had business here last week.
Miss Marguerite McDONNELL entertained Misses Jessie and Elva ROCKANCAMP of Kinsey during the convention.
W. K. KAVANAUGH came down Sunday and went on to
Born to Gus MEDLEY and wife a daughter May 30.
Born to the wife of John BOND on June 2 a fine girl.
Prof. A. G. PICKENS left last Tuesday for his home at
Chas. BRAINERD, connected with Franklin Electric Co. of St. Louis attended the convention on Friday.
Miss Jennie McCLAIN has
Mrs. J. J. MURPHY has moved into her new home.
Mrs. S. A. CAMPBELL entertained her nieces, Misses
Annie, and Mamie CAMPBELL and her nephew Phillip
Mrs. Kate BAKER made a business trip to
Mrs. B. CORDELL and sister, Miss Clara MALONE visited in Festus during the convention.
Miss Madge JARVIS of Hematite stopped over night in Festus enroute from Bloomsdale.
Mrs. Chas LEWIS was the guest of Mrs. Fred MOORE last week.
Mrs. Fred WALTON and daughter, Miss Virgie visited in
"Uncle Eli" DONNELL and daughter, Miss Alta visited
BYRNE MILL CASE REVERSED AND REMANDED
John WELSH, by adm. to W. M. MAYER, 40a, 1-39-4....$1120
Merseal Timber Co., 40a sur. 1976 41-5.......750.
Wm WILLIAMS to
E. G. FUNK to Carrie E. SENNERT. 30 ft in Festus......425
G. W. RICTNER to Jos PHILLIPI, sur. 160 & 315-40-6.......500
Herman DICKERMAN to J. CARLY, 1a, 21-40-4.....115
W. J. HILL to Rosa E. OGLE lot in
J. D. DeBUCHANANNE to J. W.
C. T. JARVIS to Mary A. FLETCHER, 2 lots Fletchers ad to DeSoto.......135
Walter HEIN to Amer. R.E.B. & I. Co., 7.37a, 3-39-4.......10
Wm. WILLIAMS to S. MAXWELL 20a, 4-41-4 ....100.
Miles BRADY and wife visited friends in our town, Saturday and Sunday.
John ACKLEY and Frank ELDER are home for their vacation.
Mr. DUTTON spent Sunday with his daughter Mrs. W. R. ENGLAND .
Hal STRICKLAND, wife and little son were at Mrs. PHILLIPS Saturday and Sunday.
Rev STEPHENS baptized Lillie SPARKS and Geneva BOYER Sunday p.m. He will assist Rev EDWARDS in a protracted meeting at the Christian Church beginning June 15.
Hester STROUPE, Edith LEONARD, Katie GROVES, Eli
DONNELL and several others attended the graduating exercise in
Marguerite IRWIN spent Sunday with home folks.
Mrs. COBBLE returned to the city last week, leaving her little son Wayne with his grandmother Mrs. PHILLIPS.
Charley COCHRAN has gone to
Paul BRADY spent Sunday and Sunday night in our town.
Ed MALONE is home for a few days rest after school and before going to work.
Jess ZELTNER and mother from
Joe FARLEY and family from Pevely and Lee KEITH and
Rev. HOLMES and wife were
Mrs. P. C. McCORMACK doesn't seem to get much better, she is still able to be up however and her many friends are hoping for her speedy recovery.
Mr. BAKER and family spent Sunday at Mr. Joe JANES.
Charles RICHARDSON and Jack IZERMAN were in DeSoto Monday.
THE RURAL COMMENCEMENT
Ninety-Three Graduates Receive Diplomas
The rural commencement and medal Contest of 1913 have come and gone.
Ninety-three graduates received their diplomas for
completing the eight years work in the district school. The program was opened
by an invocation by Rev. Arthur WELLHOELTER of
HILGERT'S cash prize went to Barbara MRAZ of the
Bowles school a fourth grade pupil. The
Final settlements in the following estates were made.
J. Y. BUREN dec........Lucy BUREN
Anton KLAHS...........Elizabeth KLAHS
Emeline ROUSSIN.....J. E. COOK
W. H. BARBY dec....Albert BARBY
Wm. MOCKER.....Wm. MATHES
Frank BURKART.........Mary BURKART
Frank WHITE........Nelson HUNT
W. H. WASHBURN.......L. P. WASHBURN
Walter ENNIS.......Elinor ENNIS
W. J. HAVERSTICK......A. J. HAVERSTICK
Annie FOX......Felix LEUTZINGER
A. J. HUSKEY......Mary HUSKEY
Patrick FARLEY......P. P. O'BRIEN
Richard FRANCE......George MAHN
James CONLEY.......Felix LEUTZINGER
W. S. JEWETT.......Jessie JEWETT
Martin JEUDE dec........Clocleid JEUDE
Elizabeth JACQUEL......Jos. JACQUEL
John HUCKEY......F. W. LANGHENNING
Jas. E. KIDD.......Felix LEUTZINGER
J. G. MARRIOT dec.........Mary MARRIOT
Thomas LEE.......Jennie L. LEE
Jno MAHLER dec..........Felix LEUTZINGER
E. G. SMITH.........Harry DAHL
Elizabeth SIMON.......George SIMON
John Walsh dec….. Felix LEUTZINGER
Artie PILLARD......J. E. WAGGONER
John SPRINGMEYER dec....Wm. SPRINGMEYER adm.
Chas H. KLEINSCHMIDT dec.......Teresa KLEINSCHMIDT adm.
Robert RICHARDSON dec.........Curtis RICHARDSON adm.
KLEINSCHMIDT & REPPY......Jno H REPPY.
Estates..........adm or Ex or Cust
Emil KASSELL minor......Fred H HEILITAG
Thos. HAMPTON dec......Christina HAMPTON
Albert HENDERSON minor........J. V. DENNY
August MEYER insane........Julius G. MEYER
Maggie HUCK dec.......Felix LEUTZINGER
John JONES dec......Felix LEUTZINGER adm.
Louis SCOTT dec....Felix LEUTZINGER adm.
Berry WAGGONER partnership......S. T. WAGGONER adm.
Margaret BROWN insane,......Jepha LONG guardian
James HEAD dec......Joseph HEAD adm.
Annie SIDES dec.......Felix LEUTZINGER adm.
Christina SCHOEN dec.......Henry SCHOEN adm.
Christina HAMPTON dec. Thomas HAMPTON adm.
Maggie HUCK dec.......Felix LEUTZINGER adm.
Ethel PALMER minor.........Frank HOFFMAN curator.
Stella THACKSTON minor.......R. B. JONES curator.
Henry G. WEISS dec. Henry WEISS adm.
Lawrence WILLIAMS, minor, John HULAHAN, curator.
Upon petition, court orders the administrator of est of Jennie VREELAND dec to sell the equity of redemption in said estate for cash in hand at public or private sale and report.
Court appoints Mary MRAZ curator of the estate of the MRAZ minors, inventory approved.
Court orders guardian and curator of est. of Felix C. ROZIER minor, to sell minor's interest in the real estate as for cash in hand.
PEVELY AGAIN, WINS THE GOLD MEDAL
Jefferson Theater is Packed at Medal Contest.
The Medal Contest packed the Jefferson Theater though the afternoon was sweltering. The program opened with music by the Hillsboro Brass Band and which interspersed the program with numbers most enthusiastically received.
The contest program was given with rapid interest and was spirited to the last, the audience convinced that each in the succession was the winner.
At last the judges, Reverends G. W. HOLMES of
Hematite and BULLINGTON and MILAAR of DeSoto handed their decision to Mr. John
H. REPPY, who presented the Reppy Medal to Leona HEINER of Pevely and the Dunnigan Medal to Dorothy TOULOUSE of Plattin. There were
five other contestants, Carl HERING of
All officers present
Dramshop license granted as follows:
J. H. ESCOFFIER.......Kim......New
Geo. L. CRULI......Cedar Hill......New
F. VOTOW.......House Spgs.....renewal
John MARGET, DeSoto......renewal
T. H. G. Blesse lot in Sulphur Springs corrected to $120. for 1911 Orders to Highway Engineer, as follows:
Culvert near PATTERSON'S on
2. To make estimate for culvert on state road near L. M. BAKER'S in Dist number 53.
3. To make estimate on cost of steel concrete bridge
at JENNI'S south of
4. To make estimate on cost of concrete culvert at H. B. DRAKE'S and report.
5. To have State road at Barnhart repaired improved and widened.
6. To purchase steel and have concrete culverts built as per his report at St. Louis T?eis on Le May Ferry road..
Engineers report on proposed culvert on
Anna McGLURE appointed a member of county book commission.
Dr. W. HULL presented petition and subscription of $273.50 for improving Sulphur Spgs. road. Approved and like amount appropriated, W. W. HULL to oversee.
W. J. HARNESS exempted from poll tax work.
Petition of Martin MEALEY as Justice of the peace at Kimmswick con't.
Anna BIERMAN ordered placed on Co. Pension list at $12. per yr.
Account of John F. WILLIAMS for widening and
Account of J. W. ECKLE in the sum of $101.07 for supplies furnished J. F.
WILLIAMS for widening and improving above road, allowed, Judge KERCKHOFF dissenting.
F. P. BOEMLER presents subscription in the sum of
$757.50 for repairing and improving
Court orders court to make requisition on state
auditor for all road fund due
Cunningham-Hamel, paint ....................$1.00
Judges salary, 1 day.........15.00
James MANESS, care and burial of J LAROL.......10.00
Stephen JACKSON, rd dist No. 61.....6.89
Stephen JACKSON, repair road.......35.10
Austin Western Co. road grader..........391.38
Frank BECHLER, repairing grader......12.85
Austin Western Co., grader blade.....8.00
W. C. KERCKHOFF freight on engine......70.45
Standard Ptg. co. stationery.....54.65
Buxton SKINNER, stationery......22.30
George D. Barnard co. Stationery.......
DeSoto Press, stationery......47.00
Desoto Press, pub annual statement.......125.00
Festus news, stationery......2.50
Mo Training school, board ....60.00
C. J. DAVIDSON, elect sup........1.50
Festus spec rd. dist. tilling......149.20
J. F MEIER, oil for engine.....54.42
Peter McLOON, repairing state rd.......1,000.
J. W. ECKLE, sup c h & j......41.83
J. W. ECKLE , sup co. farm......25,55
J. W. ECKLE, engine oil......19.52
Clarence PARTNEY, sup.
J. W. ECKLE, sup Hematite road.....2.25
Edgar MARSDEN, Co. Farm Supt......45.00
Edgar MARSDEN, burial pauper..........10.00
Julia BOYER, temp relief...10.00
H. P. GRAHAM, repair culverts Gravois rd......20.40
Jno DALTON, rep rd grader......8.00
W. J. Johnson & sons, conc mixer....162.50
Iriquois Mfg. Co. bridge paint.....27.66
Blackmer Post Mfg. Co. tilling....148.74
Theo HURTGEN, state co survey........8.05
S. C. CAMPBELL, sal and stat etc. 186.85
Jackson SCOTT, concrete culver......25.00
Township Supply Co. culvert form....124.05
L. J. SCOTT, concrete culvert.....64.02
BIG POWER HOUSE TO BE BUILT AT BYRNESVILLE W. G.
THUMMEL was in town yesterday to see about some plats Theo. HURTGEN is making
for him. He has lately made a survey of a line from the Byrnes Mill dam to
FROM STATE SUPT. EVANS
You are requested to inform this department of each case where a school tax levy is attacked this year, the name of the one making the attack, the taxpayer he represents and the ground of the attack……
The reason for this request is that information has come in that certain railroad representatives go to the counties and by some means find technical excuses to avoid paying just and legal taxes that all other taxpayers pay. I have positive information that the St. Louis & San Francisco Railroad Co. refused to pay such a tax in a little struggling town too weak to fight the company. I am informed that there are two other railroads that have a like practice.
There are two railroads that I have been unable to find any transgression against. I am glad to announce this, as I believe the public want to know its friends as well as its enemies.
It is my purpose to give full information to the press July 1st showing those who break the law and those who do not…..Yours Truly, Wm. P. EVANS
Miss Viola ENGELBACH left Thursday for her home at Pevely. Miss ENGELBACH was one of the high school graduates.
The High School graduates and a few of their friends
enjoyed a hay ride to
Mr. and Mrs. Sam HIBBERT left Friday for
"GRADS" ARE ARRIVING HOME.
Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Long hold Family Re-Union Regular
DeSoto Correspondent Mrs. PARKER who spent a week with relatives has returned to
Mrs. PARKER who spent a week with relatives has
Mrs. BUTTON of
Miss McCORMACK of
The Misses Toinette and
Emma WEINBERG DuQuoin
Gust HAMEL Sr. left Friday night for
Miss Gussie SIEVERS left Friday for her home in
Miss Bertha GOWAN arrived home from
Mrs. R. R. TULEY and two children of Teague
Mr. HEADLY who has been making him home with his
sister Mrs. R. E. SINGLETON the past six months left last week for
Mr. and Mrs. E. A FAUTH celebrated their tenth wedding anniversary
at their home on
Mrs. and Mrs. Roy POLK have a baby girl at their home
Mrs. Charles BOOTH and family have returned to their
Mrs. Roy CHEATHAM died at her home in the north part of town Thursday after an illness of several months, and was buried in the city cemetery Decoration Day.
Mr. and Mrs. W. T. LONG held a family re-union at the home last week.
William PAUL departed Friday night for his home at
Mr. BEAN left Friday for a few days visit with relative at Irondale.
L. S. McKEE has returned
from a trip to
Mrs. T. Coke BRICKEY went to Fredericktown Thursday
to accompany her daughter Miss Gwendolen who has been
Mrs. W. B. CROSSLAND and daughter Miss Bertha have
Mrs. Stella SEMANDS is clerking in the Meek Store.
Julius A. KOHLER has purchased a Dorris Truck and is prepared to handle all fruits, berries,
vegetable, eggs and poultry entrusted to him on commission. Call on me at one and I will furnish you
will all particulars.
Savings Accounts for Wives and Daughters….The
People’s Bank Of
John H. HOPSON,
Telephone or Write Us. DeSoto Ice and Fuel Company. Phone 216 Ice Cream Cones.
Jefferson Trust Company,
Two miles Northwest of House Springs.
Bank Of Kimmswick – C.H. GERARD, Pres., M. ZIEGLER, V.P., G.A. WENOM, Cashier.
HURTGEN & Son,
Jefferson County Bank,
Frank BECHLER, Blacksmith,
Herculaneum Lumber Company, J.W. DUGAN, Pres.
Henry J. SCHOEN of Murphy
Miss Lulu PIERCE leaves
Monday to attend summer school at the
Oscar OGLE of Hematite was here Friday closing a land purchase of 350 acres.
Miss Legia HILL and Stella SMITH leave Monday for summer school
James SIMCOCK of
William S. SPRINGMEYER was in town Friday and made the final settlement on his father's estate.
J. F. WILLIAMS and family et al attended church at Morse Mill Sunday and spent the day with old friends.
Mrs. Ed MAUPIN and daughter,
Mrs. Lucy JUNGE of
Mrs. M. E. MORRISON of
Open-air Band Concert next Monday night on the Court house square. Come out to the opening concert which is the first of the series. Ice cream afterward.
Supt. R. B. WILSON had a visit from his mother over Sunday. She accompanied Elasco GREEN thus far as he came thru to attend the rural Commencement.
Mrs. W. H SECKMAN and
daughter and Mr. and Mrs. Sam MARSDEN of Goldman and their daughter, Mrs. N. C.
John T. BRYNES and Frank
CREAM of Byrnesville and Gotleib SIEVERS of House
springs motored to the Hub in Mr. Brynes car Monday.
They brought a petition to the county court for a road from Byrnesville to
Mr. and Mrs. A. D. THOMURE were in town Monday. Mrs. THOMURE had a suit in Circuit Court against the Frisco Ry, the claim is breaking her leg when alighting from a train in March. Mrs. THOMURE is able to get about on crutches now.
Decoration Day was observed here with appropriate exercises at the cemetery.
The Sunday school marched carrying flowers for decoration. Rev. Arthur WELLHOELTER gave a religious and patriotic address which was followed by the singing of national hymns after which the graves were decorated. A number of out-of-town visitors were here to decorate the graves of loved on gone before.
W. H. PILIARD was in
Squire BERGMEYER of Antonia was in town Friday.
Will MARSDEN of Victoria was a county seat visitor Monday.
R G. HOEKEN and wife and T.
B. MOSS of
Alfred SMITH and daughter Miss Stella visited county seat friends Monday.
Ed HAYS of Kimmswick Route 3 came to the county seat Monday and engaged in settling a case.
Will WILSON of Cedar Hill and W. P. WILLIAMS of Morse Mill were county seat visitors this week.
Mr. and Mrs. G. W. GASCHE and family spent Sunday with Fred GASCHE and family at Morse Mill.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert MILLER
and son and Mr. and Mrs. Green HEARST made a motor trip to
Miss Bessie GRIFFITH has
returned from her years study at
The ladies of House Springs gave Mrs. Henry BRIMMER a surprise birthday supper Sunday evening upon her lawn. The event was a most happy one.
Frank WEBER, seventy years old, living on Antyre Creek near House Springs was stricken with paralysis last week and is considered in a serious condition.
Mr. and Mrs. F. E. SPIKIER,
Mr. and Mrs. Theodore HURTGEN and Fred EVANS left at this morning to enjoy an automobile ride to
W. S. WILSON'S sister, Mrs.
H. S. LAUNHAM of DeSoto and niece, Miss Ruth WILSON of
Mrs. C. S. BOOTH, who with
her daughter and son have spent the last two school years in DeSoto have come
home to the farm. Miss Medora will enter the
Mr. and Mrs. John HELLER took in the exercises at the Barracks on Decoration Day. They went by way of House Springs in their machine and took Mrs. Henry WEBER and children with them.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles HERMAN of DeSoto and Mr. and Mrs. Ware EVANS has an outing on Decoration Day on the banks of Joachim. It was too hot and dusty to be very enjoyable, was the report.
Miss Annie HURTGEN of
Congratulations, and best wishes for next years work in high school. She is the youngest child of our fellow townsman, Henry HURTGEN.
Among those from
Miss Annette EVANS is visiting Goldman relatives.
Supt. and Mrs. R. B. WILSON
spent Monday in
Mr. and Mrs. Curtis EAVES
heave returned from a visit to
The Jefferson Trust Company has engaged the services of Mr. Areble WEASE of Desoto as assistant in the bank.
Ed HAYS of Rock Creek was in town Monday on legal business and we regret to learn of the death of his wife in the early spring. For some reason the papers were not apprised of the fact which is the reason no obituary has appeared. Mrs. HAYS failed to wake in the morning when her husband called her and though she retired in usual health she never woke again. Heart failure.
There seems to be a hitch in the Courthouse sewerage proceedings, W. W.
POWERS whose property is at the other end of the proposed pipe enters a nuisance protest.
James M McGHEE......DeSoto