~ County Court Pays Monthly Accounts ~
Machinery Being Purchased and Other Preparations are Being Made to Carry on Road Work.
Court orders personal property valuations of
On petition of George F. REED court orders valuation of lots 16-17, J.W. FLETCHER’s first addition to De Soto in block 4, corrected to $200.00 and on lots 1, 2, and 6, and part of lot 5 of FLETCHER’s second addition to $600.00
On petition of Mrs. J. W. NECK, court orders valuation on lots 17 and 18, block 1, FLETCHER’s second addition De Soto, to $300.00.
Account of G. W. GASCHE against State of
On petition of Victoria MAHEW court orders valuation on lot 16 GAMEL’s addition to Festus corrected [sic] to $250.00. All taxes due and on 4a, part lot 3, sur. 416 to $400.00
Personal property tax A. E. ROUGGLY corrected to $100 for 1916.
On petition of Lizzie RYLE court orders valuation on lots 5 and 6, LaRose subdivision Festus, block 1 corrected to $250 for 1916.
John CARREY granted permission to street telephone poles on DeSoto and Carey road.
Abstract of fees earned by circuit clerks office for December, 1916.
Also treasurers receipts for amount collected filed and approved.
Charles THOMASY granted
renewal of dramshop licenses at
~ Accounts Allowed ~
J. J. HOEKEN, postage stamps for O?. Supt............12.00
Crawford Lumber Co., bridge lumber, Dr. HULL ...........12.75
Graham Paper Co., stat ...........24.32
New Era Pub.
W. I. WILSON, account of Dittmer road...........210.91
D. W. CONELLY, imp. Pine? road ...........865.90
Lon WIBBLE, imp. Hillsboro-Victoria road ...........344.35
Peter GLATT, imp. Le May Ferry road ...........404.61
MILLER-BOREHERDING, repairs for Silica bridge ...........2600.00
John HUBELI, concrete culvert work ...........4.50
A. F. SLAWSON, tiling........... 11.23
HAMEL Hdw. Co., road tools ...........27.95
Geo. VIVRETTE, repairs Frumet and
?ao. GENZLING, imp. LeMay Ferrry road 436.05
H. D. GRIFFITH, half of salary for masonry and incidentals ...........68.19
?. E. HUSKEY, imp. Ware and
Leslie ADANMS , help. Engineer ...........1.80
?. M. AGNEW, salary for half of January ........... 24.75
?. W. M. BOONE, 1/2 January ...........24.75
P. L. CLERC, helping engineer ...........17.50
Miller and BORCHERDING, road machinery ...........86.13
Miller and BORCHERDING, bridge steel ...........96.00
Frank HUSCKEY, imp.
Max G. HACKE, road machinery ...........384.88
W. E. VIVRETTE, imp.
Henry HURTGEN, rep. road mach. ...........8.37
?. S. Aloe Co., Engineer’s sup. ........... 5.02
R. C. BAGE, imp.
A. F. SLAWSON, road tools ...........23.73
? E. CANEPA, road tools ...........73.42
Aug. HEILIGTAG, road tools ...........19.39
W. P. WILLIAMS, Pine Ford rd. ...........55.20
?. C. FAVES, acct. 1917 assessment ........... 700.00
J.. H. HOPSON, lumber and ce ??ment ...........217.51
?. E. AGERS, imp.
Hy HURTGEN, rep. toilet system ...........21.50
?. W. Elem Light Co.., bal ...........174.94
Supplemental settlement of F. J. Adams, county treasurer of warrants 2nd-scrip omitted at settlement of Jan.?? filed and approved and accounts rendered credited as follows.
Warrants redeemed ........... 1.50
Stenographers Scrip ........... 120.32
Vital Statistics ........... 137.00
Witness Fees ...........19.00
School district orders redeem ........... 38.70
? Petition of Peter HUSKEY for County -
? Court appoints John VINYARD, ?
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel McMULLIN
of South second had a weekend visit from their two daughters, Mrs. SHANNON of
Mr. and Mrs. Bert OGLE of Hematite attended the R. P. dance here Thursday night.
Henry T. REPPY of
Mrs. HILL of Poplar Bluff is here the guest
of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. MEYERS on
John H. HOPSON has built an addition to his residence in the south end of town.
Mrs. W. G. H. WHITE enjoyed a visit from her
A large number of young folks were enjoying skating this week.
Miss Nellie MITCHIM has opened up a public stenographic office at the Press office in our city.
Charles ASHCRAFT and bride are visiting his parents at their home on the farm near town.
Miss Gladys SERRIS of
Interesting prayer meetings are being held at the First M. E. Church Wednesday nights.
Lunch will be served at the Shoe Factory from
this week on, beginning Monday. The eatables will be sent from
J. W. AUTRY had business at
Mrs. Lee McKAY’s
brother arrived from
Mrs. Sarah MEYERS is confined to her room on account of a misplaced knee cap. The accident occurred last Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. Wonan FARRIS were the guests of his mother, Mrs. Ella FARRIS.
Mrs. Harry ROSENBERG entertained the missionary society of the M. E. Church, South last week. The new officers were installed at this meeting. Refreshments were served by the hostess who was assisted by Mrs. Charles MANESS.
Mrs. Alice CRAWFORD spent Sunday at Silica.
Mr. and Mrs. G. K. STEWART departed for
Dave GOFF was at Bonne Terre last week on business.
Mr. and Mrs. Amos COLEMAN, Sr. spent last
Mrs. G. R. RATHBURN who has been critically is improving slowly.
Judge Dan ROUGGLY and wife were in Bonne Terre Sunday visiting elatives.
Lee GOFF and wife of Bonne Terre were visiting Charles POOL and wife Sunday.
The Grand Lecturer from
Mrs. WOODS entertained the Afternoon Club of which she is a member last Wednesday afternoon.
Mrs. Hattie ALLEN leaves Wednesday for
The High School basket ball teams went to Festus Friday and Festus teams won the game.
SANTCHI and R. K. VanCLEVE to appraise tubercular cattle of E. J. KRAUS at Horine.
Engineer ordered to condemn certain earth,
stone, etc. belonging to Mrs. Catherine YAEGER for road material to be used on
Treasurer ordered to mark paid, late county
revenues all witness, criminal costs, and inquest fees paid to treasury prior
Court adjourned until
R. R. BYRD, Presiding J.
~ Contract System At Pen Must Go ~
Missouri Prison Reform League States Some Plain Facts About Present System at State Penitentiary.
Your Prison A Veritable Slave Pen.
As a resident of the State of
Because you, dear reader,
have not taken sufficient interest in that which belongs to and is supported by
you as a citizen of the state. Therefore the prison reform league of
The Prisoners as Bad Off as in a Russian Mine
Having committed a crime against society he is sent to the Missouri State Penitentiary for a certain length of time. Upon his arrival there his labor is sold to a private contractor for seventy-five cents a day. He is put to work running a sewing machine manufacturing working men’s clothes. He has a certain task to perform each day or suffer dire penalties. He is not allowed to talk to the prisoner next to him. He is guarded every moment of the day by a high-priced civil guard, who is politically appointed, and is there because of his politics rather than his ability.
Words cannot express the inhuman treatment accorded the prisoners by these politically appointed guards. The prisoner has become a slave to do their bidding at all times. He is no longer a prisoner of the State; he has been sold to the contractor as a chattel, in order that a few may amass fortunes at your expense.
The Contractor, a Profit Grabber, makes a contract with the State to use a thousand men to manufacture garments. The State furnishes to the contractor for 75 cents a day; services of the prisoners, besides
The prison contractor kills outside competition, and undermines a living wage for factory girls, no outside employer being able to compete with prison contract produced goods.
The Poor Overworked Factory Girl
She is up against it, isn’t she? She is
trying to make an honest living. Her employer can’t pay her better wages. Why? Because you, Mr. Citizen, allow your Senators and Representatives
to go to
are turning out at this writing
approximately two thousand dozen overalls and shirts per day.
Free Labor suffers woefully, and will continue to suffer as long as you, Mr. Citizen, do not raise your voice in protest.
The State Legislature of 1915 passed laws
that put an end, on and after
The prisoners can build rock roads.
They can raise their own food on a supervised farm, rented until they can afford to own one.
They can grub the land in
They can quarry the rock in
The prisoners can make clothing for all state institutions.
They can make desks and chairs for the State and for public schools and the state.
The prisoners can enjoy good health whereas under the present conditions here are hundreds who have tubercular trouble.
They can be taught trades, such as carpentry work, masonry, road building, farming, etc., so that when they are returned to society they
will be fitted to become men instead of outcasts.
As Good Citizens of this state it is your
duty to get down to work and help
abolish that which every living penologist has condemned as inhumane and
which is responsible for nine-tenths of the trouble met with in any
The Present Legislature should provide for:
An advisory Board of Control or Pardon Board.
A Parole System
Establishment of an Indeterminate Sentence System.
Abolishment of contract Labor System.
Establishment of Penal farms.
Incarceration of women prisoners in the house of correction, instead of in the penitentiary.
Revision of the criminal laws of the State.
Proper care of the criminal insane.
Establishment of tuberculosis hospitals for criminals.
No Financial Loss
Do not fear that the prison may become an expense to the state. Where ever the private contract system has been abolished it has resulted in a monetary benefit to the State itself.
Will you not help us by telling your friends what we are trying to do? By writing your State Senators and Representatives protesting the renewal of the contract system? By so doing you will help to take the Missouri State Penitentiary out of politics and it will soon be on a self sustaining basis.
The Prison Reform League of
Mrs. Henry N. ESS, President
Mrs. C. Charles CLARK, Corresponding Secretary
~ Falls Off Table Breaks Neck ~
George HERZOG, who formerly resided near
Maxville, fell from a table, on which he was sitting, in Wm. LUDEMAN’s saloon at Imperial or
~ Arthur BOOTHE ~
Arthur BOOTHE, a former resident of this county died suddenly in Ste. Genevieve County where he resided. Heart-failure is suspected to be the cause.
~ Judge Edward T. EVERSOLE ~
We have failed heretofore to note the death
of Judge Edward T EVERSOLE of
~ Weather Forecast ~
Forecast for the week beginning
~ DONNELL Golden Jubilee ~
A noteworthy event which was heretofore
eluded press notice, was the golden wedding anniversary
of W. R. DONNELL and wife of Festus, on
~ Woke and Surprised Him ~
Last Thursday, January 9th, 1917, after all good little boys and girls had retired and things were quite along the line, when Walter SCHMIDT, also being one of the good kind, was deep in slumberland, he all of a sudden, was awakened by some queer noise that he thought to be in the lower part of the house. Before he could get a light he realized it was in his room, where they gave him a grand serenade by beating on a big base drum, “to beat the band.” What was all of this about? A surprise party as it was Walter’s 23rd birthday. Although Walter had been in dreamland already, he did not dream of a surprise like this, but it did not take him long to gain his composure and help make the evening a pleasant affair in plying games and with music. Those present were; Mr. and Mrs. Charles RUEBEL, Mr. and Mrs. John SCHAEFER, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. SCHAEFER and baby, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. WESSLER, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest SCHTER, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. SCHMITT, Oswald STRIGMEYER, Lawrence KOHLER, Arthur and Nelly BRUHN, John and Wm. GUIDER, Charles and Lester RUEBEL, John SCHAFER, Jr., and the Misses Hulda and Emma SCHMITT. Supper was served at a late hour and the guests all departed wishing Walter many more happy birthdays.
~ Benjamin F. BUTLER ~
Benjamin F. BUTLER,
and old soldier died at his home in
~ George PLACK ~
George PLACK, a farmer residing near PEVELY died December 10th. He fell dead in his field. Heart failure is the supposed cause.
~ August SEYPOHLTOWSKEY ~
August SEYPOHLTOSKEY, a well known Justice of
the Peace for years a resident of
County warrants which are registered will be
8 Horses, apply to J. WALDORF,
The Missouri Press Association met on Friday
of last week at the Planer’s Hotel. The meeting was called to see if relief
would be obtained from the excessive prices being demanded for print paper. It
was certainly a hard luck meeting. After much preliminary work the Editor’s got
an offer from the GRAHAM PAPER CO. to furnish paper in 200 ton lots at a cost
of $5.50 per hundred pounds. This is an increase of more than 100 per cent over
what publishers used to buy a superior grade of paper for and in such
quantities as their demands required. The proposed contract was rejected and
the Editors finally decided that sink or swim, survive or perish, they would
rather pay millions for defense than to legalize what they deemed robbery by
becoming a party to the contract. It developed that very many papers have been
force to suspend and go out of business because of the high prices of paper and
this has not been confined to small country papers, but many hitherto
prosperous daily papers have been compelled to shut up shop on this account. It
was suggested that publishers generally institute a campaign in their several
communities to procure a saving in the use of wrapping paper. It was pointed
out that the store keeper wrapped on a box of matches, a can of sardines or any
carton of breakfast foods and various articles that needed no wrapping in fact.
That if only a small saving could be made in the use of
wrapping paper it would reduce the cost of both print and wrapping
paper. The place of holding the next annual meeting was tentatively discussed
and it is quite likely that
~ Probate Court ~
Inventory and appraisement list in estate of August SYPOLTOWSKY, dec. filed and approved.
All final receipts in estate of John PLATNER, dec. filed and approved and administrator discharged.
Inventory and appraisement of the estate of Louise ROGERS, dec. filed and approved.
Appraisement list of the real estate of Nitson N. BAILEY, dec. filed and approved.
Upon petition filed appropriation of $150 of the estate of Archibald B. WILLIAMS minor for educational purposes.
Upon petition filed the court orders all personal property of the estate of August SEYPOHLTOWSKY, dec. sold at public auction for cash.
Estate of Harriet WILLIAMS, dec. Order of publication to sell real estate.
Estate of Mary J. ROSS [or BOSS], dec. same order.
Demand of Dr. SKINNER for $22.75 against the estate of August SEYPOHLTOWSKY, dec. filed and approved.
Letters of administration on estate of George KIDD, dec. granted to Geo. KIDD, Jr., Fred HELDBRINK and William WILLIAMS appointed witnesses to inventory.
Report of sale of Wilson W. BAILEY dec. ordered placed on file for ten days.
Demand of A. G. SEYPOHLTOWSKY for $16.00 against estate of August SEYPOHLTOWSKY filed and allowed.
Demand of Dr. M. DALTON for $21.00 and of M. GODEFREID for $4.75 against estate of Mary HAEFNER, dec. filed and allowed.
Demand of John G. KOCK for $150.00 against estate of Mary HAEFNER, dec. filed and allowed.
Estate of Louise ROGERS, dec., supplemental bond filed.
~ Marriage Licenses ~
Anna PAUL .............Seckman
Christian FLECHER .............Valle Mines
Flora FLECHER .............Valle Mines
Fred OBERLE .............Festus
Mary T. PORTELL .............Festus
R. L.. L? [could be LASBUM?] .............Hematite
Pearl DUNN? .............
A Partnership composed of
John H. REPPY an Albertise C. REPPY
John H. REPPY, Editor
Albertise Coon REPPY, Associate Editor
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~ News Comment And Editorial ~
It will soon be time to commence work on the roads and it can now be stated that the principal part of the construction will be done under the contract system.
A bill has been introduced in the Legislature to start a coffin factory in the Pen., and appropriates $75,000 to start the plant. We wonder what Gov. GARDNER will do with such a bill!
The war in
Admiral George DEWEY is dead. A freak of fortune transferred him to the far East at the out break of the war. He though he was being shelved, but he was really being pushed into immortality. He won the battle of Manilla without the loss of a man, one of the most consequential naval victories of modern times. He died Tuesday.
It is the intention of the County Court to give to each township in the county its prorated share of the Bond money in accordance with the original understanding. This is our information on the subject and as to where the money shall be spent in each township will, as far as possible, be left to the townships to decide where they can do so and
agree to definite plan.
The sums asked by the various state executive, educational and eleemosynary institutions for the years 1917 and 1918 amounts to $19,607,433 and is in excess of the revenues of the state to the extent of about $8,000,000. Additional taxes will of course be asked. In the meantime the numbers of clerks hired is away beyond the necessities of the situation. It seems that this unnecessary expense don’t trouble the Legislature when their friends get the money.
As expected the Democratic party refused to allow the Lamp contest. The plea of course is, that it costs too much, was not brought in good faith and would take too much time. If there was fraud and even the Democrats admit this, then there ought to be an investigation. If there is one principle in our government that should be safeguarded above all others it is the integrity of the ballot. Failure to do this at all times is to put a premium on fraud at the polls.
~ Circuit Court ~
W. H. PILLIARD vs. Singer Sewing Machine Co. judgment against defendant W. H. WAGGENER surety on appeal bond.
State vs. Jacob KUECHENMEISTER, defendant files demurrer. Overruled.
Samuel HILL vs. Hattie HILL, plaintiff filed, proof of publication.
Charles W. LEHMAN vs. Lucy LEHMAN proof of publication filed.
State vs. Jacob KUECHENMEISTER, plea of abatement filed. Overruled.
State vs. Mrs. Isom KEETON, attachment ordered for M. F. JOHNSON subpopred on part of stat. Nulle prose qui.
Jacob L. BOYER vs. B. A. MEYER et al continued.
Sid R. CLIFF et al vs. Fred SAUER, plaintiff’s motion to require justice of the peace to alter judgment herein is sustained.
Joseph STONEK vs. John WANDELL et al, dismissed by plaintiff and at his cost.
State vs. Jack CANTRELL, Pros. Atty. enters nolle prose qui.
State vs. Hattie DANIELS, motion for new trial overruled. Paroled. Bond $200.00. Approved by court.
State vs. R. B. MUNROE, continued.
State vs. Chas. LeBEAUME, passed to
State vs. Thomas GRAHAM,
State vs. Hattie DANIELS, Gambling house, continued.
John E. RYAN vs. Edward E. BONACKER, continued by agreement.
W. F. JOHNSON is released from attachment and costs of attachment are taxed against E. R. FRAZIER, the officer making return on subpoena upon which attachment is based.
State vs. Howard WINGO, fined $100 files motion for new trial.
G. W. BENERT vs. W. H. BENERT et al Partition granted. Terms of sale 50 per cent cash.
Albert ROESCH vs. Charles F. NAUMAN, dismissed by plaintiff, costs are taxed against defendant.
State vs. Pierre L. CLERC, defendant files motion for new trial.
Cleo M. HASKINS vs. Gordon HASKINS, plaintiff files proof of publication.
Walter H. ZOLL et al vs. Rolla MATHEWS et al, motion for security for costs.
Delphine ROUSSAN et al vs. R. B. JONES et al. Decree of partition granted, terms 50 per cent cash, balance in one year.
Carl Lee FINNEY vs Rosa A. VINYARD et al, plaintiff dismisses suit.
State vs. Robert MEYERS, fined $100.
Emil FAHR vs. Atele MAHR, defendant files answer.
Arthy WHALEY et al vs. E. A. WHALEY et al. Decree of partition granted, 50 per cent cash and balance in one year at option of purchaser.
Bridget GARRETT vs. Patrick CARRIGAN at al. Trial by court and decree of partition granted wit border of sale. Terms, all each.
State vs. Noah DUGAN et al, defendant granted a further stay of execution until first day of next term.
Johanna ROSE vs. August TURNER, judgment for plaintiff for possession of premises sued for.
J. V. DENNY et al vs.
Effie FRAZIER vs. E. G. MORGAN, dismissed for want of prosecution.
Rosa A. VAUGHN vs. HARRY E. VAUGHN, same order
John F. GIBSON vs. Annie GIBSON, dismissed by plaintiff.
Rhoda VOGHT et al vs. Jacob VOGT et al, Theodore HURTGEN...Gotleib SIEVERS and H. P. G. BOEMLER appointed commissioners as per prayer of petition.
In re pro forma decree of incorporation Presbyterian Church at Cedar Hill Decree of Incorporation granted.
Blanch VAUGHN vs. C. G. HARRIS, motion for security for costs sustained. Plaintiff granted leave to file cost of bond on or before 15 days before first day of next term.
Esther VAUGHN vs. Chas Grant HEARIS?, same order.
Crystal City State Bank vs. A. BLACK et al, plaintiff dismisses as to defendant, Frank DURN. Judgment for plaintiff and against defendant A. BLACK for sum of $337.56 with 8 per cent interest form this date.
Frank MINSEY? vs. Israel E. LEE, continued.
R. B. VOLLMAR vs. H. R. SORGE, motion for security for costs, sustained.
Ludwig SCHULZ, administrator vs. S. Louis I. M. and So. Ry. Co., Plaintiff judgment for $5,000. Motion for new trial.
Millard F. HERRINGTON vs. Farmer’s Mutual Fire Insurance Co. of Rock Township. Death of Millard HERRINGTON suggested and cause continued in name of Mary HERRINGTON, executrix of his estate. Defendant enters its appearance and is granted leave to file answer on or before the next term and cause continued.
R. K. VanCLEVE vs. A. MARLI et al continued.
Clara HICKELHEIM et al vs. Theodore KOCHLER et al, sheriff files report of sale herein.
W. E. AKINS vs. St. Joseph Lead Co. plaintiff files amended petition.
W. E. AKINS vs. St. Joseph Lead Co. defendant files motion to make more specific definite and certain. Continued to next term.
E. E. KNICKERBOCKER vs. St. Joseph Lead Co., defendant files motion by leave of Court to make more specific, definite and certain. Continued to next term.
Jane PINSON et al vs. Roscoe B. JONES, et al, plaintiff files reply, change of venue to St. Louis Co.
Joseph CATTLET vs. Mary O’FARRELL, decree of partition granted.
George MOORE of
L. E. COLE and Co. vs St. L. I. M. and So. Ry. Co., plaintiff files reply.
WAGGENER Store Co. vs. A. F. ZETINGER et al, continued.
P. S. TERRY vs. V. L. S. E. Inc. et al plaintiff dismisses as to defendant Vitagraph-Lubin Selif Essanay, Inc. Trial by court and judgment for plaintiff in sum of $101.26 against defendant, John A. DOWDALL and Fred SCHAFFER.
State vs. Robert MEYERS, defendant pays into court the sum of $65.00 on fine and costs and is granted a stay of execution on balance of fine and costs until next term.
Chas. WACK vs. Catherine YAEGER, et al’ Jas. G. BERKELEY is appointed guardian adlitem for minor defendant Sallie GUND. James G. BERKELEY files his acceptance, also answer for said defendant, Sadie GUND. Decree of partition granted.
~ Bowles Vicinity ~
Everybody in this neighborhood welcomed the snow which fell Sunday night and Monday.
Many of our people attended the school entertainment and ball at Fenton last Saturday night. They all report a good time.
A number of people met at Mr. John CONRAD’s Sunday night and had a good pinochle game. Another good pinochle game was going on at HERZOG’s the same night and a few more are scheduled to come off during the week.
We congratulate Mr. Charles BOUZEK for the honor of being our deputy sheriff. We see in Mr. BOURZEK, a man broad both physically and mentally, and therefore thoroughly qualified for the position.
There are again a few cases of measles in our community, none serious however.
Two weeks ago an item appeared in this paper headed “Buffalo Hill” Since that we have repeatedly been asked where this place really was, not knowing exactly we consulted tow volumes on “Trading Horses” and How to Make ‘Skates’ Look Like Horses” and found that it is an insignificant place in the upper end of Sugar Creek. All those who seek further information are kindly referred to that place and we feel assured that things will explain themselves in detail.
Following we give the program of the Meramec
Teacher’s Meeting to be held at House Springs,
Chap. XIV - Elementary Arithmetic, Miss Lila BYRNE.
Chap. XV - Advanced Arithmetic, Joe OTTOMEYER
Chap. XVI - Geography, Miss Daisy DeWITT
Chap. XVII - History, Roy J. LEE
Chap. XVIII - Hygiene, W. J. CLOVER
All teachers of
W. J. CLOVER President
Arthur G. NORTH, Secretary.
[AD] CASTORIA, For Infants and Children, In Use For Over 30 years. Always bears the Signature of Chas. H. FLETCHER
[AD] Slip a few
~ Grippe More Dangerous Than Ordinary Colds ~
May be followed by Other Disease
Germ Produces Nervousness.
Grippe is a different and more dangerous
disease than the ordinary cold, according to Dr. P. M. RAVENEL of the school of
medicine of the
Grippe is a dangerous disease. It may be followed by pneumonia, meningitis or severe intestinal symptoms. Indeed, in one form of grippe the digestive tract is the chief location. This is known as abdominal or intestinal grippe.
Grippe is particularly dangerous for those
suffering from chronic diseases, particularly consumption. After a long absence
The first symptoms of grippe are unusually those of an acute cold, chilliness, sneezing, discharge from the nostrils and a cough. The germ is thrown out particularly in the material which is coughed up. It is fortunately a delicate germ, and cannot survive exposure for any length of time.
~ Real Estate Transfers ~
Adolph PAUL to
Pillade NOVELLI to W. A. STANFORD, 160a, 17-42-3, .......$800.00
George Henry SCHAFFER to Charles J. WHITE, lot in Festus, $500.00
Andrew GODAT to Frederick HOLDINGHAUSEN, 74a, 32-40-6, $850
W. H. WAGGENER to J. M. SCOTT, lot in Festus, $250.00
W. T. HE..NRY [probably HENRY] to Mother’s Club, lot in Pevely, $50.00
Jas. G. BLACK to S. T. WAGGENER, lot in Festus, $250.00
~ Honor Roll ~
James T. OGLE, Walter POGUE, Mrs. Herman HEILIGTAG, John D. BANMER?, John ARNOLD, Edward ARNOLD, F. T. ROENEMER?, John H. FLAMM, Wm. H. SEIP, C. A. STOCKINGS, P. C. McCORMICK, H? BUXTON?, Henry BONACKER, B. A. BOEMLER, Dr. H. L. BYRD.
~ Hematite Items ~
A claim agent for the Frisco R. R. was here Sunday relative to the COPLIN case which comes to trial this week.
Rev. WALTON preached two good sermons Sunday. I wonder if we put church going on our list of New Year’s resolutions.
The switch to the gravel machine has been officially names “Lovett” Yes it was named for Pat.
Roy MARSDEN of
Chas. COPLIN was called to Festus last Saturday by the illness of his sister, Miss Clara.
The Misses IRWIN of St. Louis spent Saturday night and Sunday here with home folks.
Mr. TIERNEY is conducting a class in penmanship at the school house three evenings a week. Our boys and girls are doing good work in School. Mr. TIERNEY as principal and Miss GROVE as assistant are giving satisfaction and patrons and pupils are pleased.
Jack ENGLAND and Marvin WILLIAMS won prizes for getting the most headmarks in their classes the first half of the term.
Wm. and Bert NULL were down from
Earl and Ashland GERBER gave a dance at their
home on Little Creek last Saturday night. A fare well affair
Mr. Jack SPARKS is on the sick list.
Miss Katie GROVE was a Festus visitor last Saturday.
Miss Frankie LEONARD of
Virgil BOYER and Bernie HENSLEY led their grades in school the first three months and received nice prizes from their teacher, Miss GROVE.
Mrs. TIERNEY’s mother and brother from near Morse Mill are visiting here.
Mrs. Chas. COPLIN is to entertain the members of the Ladies’ Aid this week.
Mrs. Mary COBBLE of
Mrs. HERRINGTON of
Mr. KERRNISH of Festus bought a largo drove of cattle to be fed on the Berry WAGGENER farm. Roe OGLE is looking after them. He is assisted by Chas. COCHRAN and Floyd PRATT.
Walter BLAKE is back after a
few weeks stay in
A. A. SMITH and wife are spending this week
~ Notice ~
Dr. WEEKS, dentist, will be in House Springs from January 15 throughout the reminder of the month equipped for all kinds of dental work, for those who need his service.
Ninety-six Counties of State Represented at Columbia Convention
Two thousand twenty seven farmers, their
wives, and children attended the annual Farmer’s Week given under the direction
This week is the largest gathering of
~ Hunting Licenses ~
Byrnesville: F. J. SCHOENBERGER,
Festus and Routes: Hillard SMITH
High Ridge: John SPROCK
Kimmswick and Routes: Wm. J. MEYER, L. H. A. BERGMEYER
Pevely: John HEINER, F. W. YESBERG
Rev. a. HILKEMAN
preaches regularly at
M. E. South
Rev. R. WALTON preaches regularly at
Rev. George STEEL preaches regularly at
Rev. E. J. EAVES preaches regularly at the
There will be services regularly at Glade Chapel on the second Sunday of each month.
Upper Dry Creek has regular services on third Sunday of each month. Where and When to Worship
Castoria for Infants and Children
Mothers Know That Genuine Castoria Always Bears the Signature of Chas. H. Fletcher. In Use for Over Thirty Years, A helpful Remedy for Constipation and Diarrhea and Feverishness and Loss of Sleep resulting there from-in Infancy.
The Centaur Company,
Henry HURTGEN & Sons.
First Class Horse Shoers. All kinds of Machinery repaired on short notice. Try us and see, automobiles repaired.
Buy your Keen KUTTER Tools etc. from R. A.
MARSDEN, dealer in general merchandise, harness, shoes, etc.
HOLEKAMP Lumber, Distributors of the renowned
Baever Board, Certain-teed Wall Board, Bishopric
Board For inside and outside work. Give us the size of your building and we can
tell you the amount required, also the cost.
~ All Over
J. E. HUSKEY of Ware was a County seat visitor Monday.
D. J. HERRELL and L. C. HAEFNER motored to the count seat yesterday.
Mrs. August GRIEWE and son George are
visiting relatives near
Mr. and Mrs. Richard HOEKEN have returned
from a visit to
Atty. P. S. TERRY attended to business in the county seat the first of the week.
Nic ROESCH and wife of Pacific and Mrs. Katie KROBAR are here attending court.
W. L. TOWNSEND and Attorney Chas. J. WHITE of Festus were in the county seat yesterday.
Mrs. Josiah HARRISON living near Morse Mill is said to be suffering a severe heart attack.
Mighty few marriage licenses issued these days but quite a liberal number of divorces granted.
Judge DEARING and court stenographer C. T. JARVIS arrived Monday for the third week of Circuit Court.
C. J. SIEDLER,
Peter PAUL of Antonia was one of our many visitors to see the big Linotype operate for the Record.
Horace BUXTON and Henry BRUNA are two Morse Mill citizens transacting business in the Hub this week.
Notice to mail-order subscribers. One dollar pays to September 1st only. One dollar and one-half is the price.
Charlie BECHLER of Eureka Route 18 came in to visit county seat friends yesterday. A. O. J.
Mrs. Lewis ADAMS of
Attorneys E. C. EDGAR, J. G. BERKELY, H. B.
IRWIN, Adrian STEEL are among the
Mrs. Joseph LAROSE and children of
Edward ARNOLD and John ARNOLD of Kimmswick, Route Three, attended an important business in the County’s capitol on Monday.
Isaac SILVERSTEIN, one of the most
enterprising citizens of
Pinochle seems to be the diversion of men socially inclined all over the county out side the larger towns, for the long winter evenings.
Attorney Ernest GREEN and his new law
partner, Mr. George MOORE of
Friends of Miss Kate RUSSELL, who is now
married and living in
F. W. LANGHENNIG, Fritz DORNSEIF, John H.
FLAMM, and William H. ZIPP were among the delegation of twenty from
Seth LITTLE of
Ralph WARNE and Charlie BOOTH motored to
Mrs. Fred SHEIBLE and baby son of Festus spent Sunday here with her parents Mr. and Mrs. J. J. HOEKEN.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. ECKLE have been presented
with a new grandson, born January 9th to Joseph ECKLE and wife of
John David REPPY of the
Bert HOEKEN who is working at Whitewater is home for a visit through the rough weather.
J. W. ECKLE and little daughter Anna returned
Geo. W. RUSSELL was in town Monday as witness service.
R. A. MARSDEN has been quite sick for nearly a week and not able to be in his store.
Mrs. Claude JARVIS of
Kindly pay up your library dues at once. Funds are badly needed.
Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester WILLIAMS of Morse Mill attended O. E. S. here Tuesday night.
Attorney Albert MILLER is on the sick list this week.
Hillsboro boys who are now holding down good potions are Sam ECKLE and Hoyt HOEKEN at Detroit with the Packard Automobile Co.; Floyd BECHLER, clerk in the Washington Hotel in St. Louis; Milton REINSTEDLER in a stenographic position in the R. R. Shops in De Soto; Henry ZELTNER in the Missouri Car Foundry; Edwin MARSDEN in the Wegner Electric Co., both of the latter being in St. Louis; Elliott LANHAM, Lester and Wesley HUSKEY in the Crystal City Glass Works; Bert HOEKEN with a surveying party in Cape Girardeau County and all are doing well.
Dr. PARKER of Cedar Hill was a visitor in our little city, Monday.
Recorder W. G. REINEMER spent Sunday in Cedar Hill with his family. They hope to move to the county seat in the near future.
Frank SHEIBLE of
Mr. and Mrs. ROSS DONNELL motored over to Festus to spend the weekend with Mr. DONNELL’s parents. A recent visit was the occasion of the golden wedding anniversary of W. R. DONNELL and wife.
Just a little skating and coasting this week the second spell of the season.
Are you patronizing your library liberally at this season? Plenty of books for everybody in town and reading is a good way to spend your evenings.
Both Mrs. Ellen McCREARY
and her grand daughter, Mrs. Clarence OGLE, who are visiting from
Ware and Fred EVANS and Clarence HAMRICK of
Resolution Asking That Commonwealth Take
Advantage of Federal Aid Law resolved that the good roads section of the 1917
Farmer’s Week program at the
That they enact suitable legislation to enable the state to take advantage of the recently enacted Federal Aid Road Tax.
That provisions be made by suitable legislation to insure the proper and continuous maintenance of all state roads.
The foregoing resolution was adopted by the
The Federal Law, in regard to roads, was
explained by Dean E. J. McCAUSTLAND of the
“The law also provides” Dean McCAUSTLAND says, “that the state must have an efficient
state highway commission before it can get the benefit of this fund.
Grand Ball at Marschel’s Hall
Saturday, January 20.
Come one, Come all. All are Welcome
Admission 60 cents, Ladies Free.
Read My Prices On Dentistry and then come to see me.
Lady Attendant. Examination Free. All Work Guaranteed
Gold Crown $4.00
Bridge Work per tooth $4.00
Porcelain or White Crown $4.00
Set of Teeth, either upper or lower plate $8.00 up
Enamel Filling $1.00
Gold Filling $1.50 up
Alloy Filling 50c
Dr. W. H. G. WHITE, Dentist
Dodge Brothers Motor Car with Dodge Brothers Service means 365 days of real pleasure and satisfaction in the year. If you don’t believe it, just ask any owner of a Dodge. Demonstration by Appointment.
The J. W. DUGAN Automobile Co.,
Frank J. CHENEY makes oath that he is senior
partner of the firm of F. J. CHENEY & CO. doing business in the City of
A. W. GLEASON, Notary Public (seal)
Hall’s Catarrh Cure is taken internally and acts through the Blood on the Mucous Surfaces of the System. Send for testimonials, free.
F. J. CHENEY & CO.,
Sold by all Druggists
Hall’s Family Pills for constipation.
Care for Cholera Moebus
“When our little boy now seven years old, was a baby he was cured of cholera moebus by CHAMBERLAIN’S Colic, Cholera and Diarrhea Remedy.” writes Mrs. Sidney SIMMONS, Fair Haven, N.Y. “since then other members of my family have used their valuable medicine for colic and bowel troubles with good satisfaction and I gladly endorse it as a remedy of exceptional merit.” Obtainable every where.
The Big Brick Store wants Your Butter and Eggs
We continue to offer a full line of Dry Goods, Shoes, Rubbers, Notions, Groceries, Paints, Hardware, Dishes, Fruits and Vegetables in season.
J. W. ECKLE,
The Record is Now $1.50. Pay Up.
~ NOTICE ~
Everything and everybody has had a raise in prices in the last 20 years except the country physician. People have taken for granted that his prices, like the Rock of Gibraltar, was immovable and unchangeable. H. C. L. at last has caused me to announce the following increase in my rates.
Call at office, ordinary prescription, $1.00
Call at house within one mile, $1.50
Call at house further than one mile, 75 cents per mile one way.
Obstetrical cases, uncomplicated $15
All accounts due and payable within 30 days of completion of case and statement will be so rendered.
Until Dr. WILLIAMS recovers, or until a physician is obtained at House Springs, I will be at House Springs at Dr. WILLIAM’s office on the even numbered days of the month in the afternoon. All calls cheerfully answered day or night. Phones Local.
Dr. J. M. PARKER, Cedar Mill,
~ Executor’s Notice ~
Notice is hereby given that Letters Testamentary on the Estate of Mary HAEFNER, deceased, were granted to the undersigned on the 3rd day of January 1917, by the Probate Court of Jefferson County Missouri. [....]
Nick ROESCH, Executor
GERARD Milling Company
Proprietors of Kimmswick Roller Mills and Lumber Yards
We manufacture Gold Seal, White Seal, Red Seal Flour
We handle all kinds of Food, Hay, Grain and Seed, also all kinds of Lumber and Building Material
GERARD Milling Company,
Adrian STEEL, Lawyer
Practices in All the Courts
Office in KNORPP’s Building
Fred J. MEYER, House Mover
Houses moved and raised in all parts of the county
Call or Write Fred J. MEYER
~ Executor’s Notice ~!
Notice is hereby given that Letters Testamentary on the Estate of Wulf SCHUETT, deceased were granted tot eh undersigned on the 20th day of December, 1916 [...] Christina SCHUETT, Executor
By virtue and authority of a decree of partition and order of sale made and entered by Circuit Court of Jefferson County, Missouri, at the September term, 1916, thereof, and on Tuesday, September 12, 1916, in that certain partition suit wherein Clara HICKELHEIM, William KOEHLER and Josephine WASHFORD are plaintiffs and Theodore KOEHLER and Anne OTKE are defendants a duly certified copy of which said decree of partition and order of sale dated October 5, 1916, was to me, the undersigned, sheriff directed and delivered, and by virtue whereof I, the undersigned sheriff of Jefferson County, Missouri, will on Saturday the 13th of January, A.D., 1917, sell at the front door of the Court House, in the town of Hillsboro, Jefferson County, Missouri, at public venue to the highest bidder the following described real estate situated in Jefferson County, Missouri, to-wit: the Northwest quarter of section thirty-six (36), township forty-three (43), Range four (4) East containing one hundred and sixty acres upon the following terms to-wit: Fifty (50) per cent of the purchase money cash and the balance of the purchase price to be paid in one year and to bear interest at the rate of six per cent per annum from date of sale or all cash at the option of the purchaser.
Harry DAHL, Sheriff.
L. A. CHAMBERLIN, Dentist, DeSoto
Albert MILLER, Attorney at Law,
Robert E. KLEINSCHMIDT, Lawyer,
Our Capital of Fifty Thousand Dollars, and our reserve ability of Fifty Thousand Dollars on over ninety stock holders is a Guarantee to our depositors of the safety of their funds.
The Jefferson Trust Company,
~ Quantity of Feed Important For Wintering Dairy Cows ~
Quantity of feed ranks next to the kind of feed in dairy rations. Economical feeding demands that cows be fed as individuals, and not as a herd. Too frequently each cow in a herd is fed the same amount of grain, regardless of how much milk she is producing. By this practice some cows will be underfed, while others will be overfed.
It should be understood that an animal always uses a certain amount of food it receives to maintain the body. This is the first use to which the food is put, and is called the rations of maintenance. This amount is required by the animal whether or not she is producing milk. All feed above this amount is used for milk production, or is stored on the body of the animal as fat. In the case of the young animal part of this excess is used for growth.
Of the two mistakes made in feeding perhaps underfeeding is most common, according to C. H. ECKLES of the Missouri College of Agriculture. It is a serious mistake to feed a cow only enough to keep up her body. She must receive feed to keep her milk production up to capacity. If a cow loses weight while in milk, she is not receiving sufficient food. A good cow, if not fed enough, will produce milk for a time at the expense of her body that is, she will take the surplus flesh from her body, and convert it into milk and thereby will lose live weight. On the other hand, when a cow is over fed she will begin to fatten in a short time. This condition may be corrected by giving her only the amount she needs for maintenance and for milk production. Such feeding will maintain practically a uniform weight.
Roughness is the first important
consideration in feeding cows. A cow is not contented unless her stomach is
full. She would always have all thoroughness that she will clean up and then
the amount of grain she receives should be regulated by the amount of milk
produced. A dry cow in good condition should be fed roughness only, and does
not need any grain. In feeding grain to milk producing cows, the following rule
may be used, and is found to work fairly well: Feed one pound of grain for each 3 pounds or
pints of milk given. A
~ Lee Vicinity ~
Miss Hester PELOT was the guest of Miss Dolly SWOB Sunday.
Miss Bessie POPE has been on the sick list the past week but is recovering.
J. M. LEE purchased a cow from Richard SEMPLE the first of the week.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard SEMPLE returned from a
two week’s visit in
The young folks of this vicinity had a skating party at the Oscar FISCHER pond Sunday evening. WEINER sandwiches were served and everybody had a good time.
Major WHARTON and J. M. LEE
shipped some cattle to
~ Festus Items ~
The Masonic installation of officers was held at the Opera House on Tuesday evening. A short and interesting program was rendered after which a bountiful supper was served by the ladies of the Presbyterian Church.
Mr. BAILEY of Danby visited Thursday evening with the families of W. H. PILLIARD and Dr. F. LUCKEY.
Mrs. L. Y. McCORMICK
has as her guests last week: Mrs. BURNS and Mrs. R. G. HOEKEN both of
Miss Naomi AKINS of Danby spent Friday with Mrs. George SEIFERT.
Some stereopticon views in
The girls and boys of the
H. E. VAUGHN and sister, Ethel VAUGHN visited in Bonne Terre Saturday night and Sunday.
Roy HOPKINS spent Saturday night and Sunday in the city. He attended an installation of officers in an order of the Masons.
Dr. TAYLOR, an old and highly respected
citizen and formerly a prominent physician in Festus who for the past several
years lived at the Masonic Home in
Work is being done on the Silica wagon bridge. The slagging on the Bailey road is nearing completion. These improvements are a necessity to a good business town.
Mrs. James VINYARD who has been visiting her
sister Mrs. Nancy VAUGHN for the past week returned to her home in
Mr. FLEIG who has been ill for several months with lung trouble is unimproved at this writing.
Mrs. Fred BEYERSTADT and children returned to
their home in
Dr. J. F. DONNELL made a
business trip to
Mr. and Mrs. Lester SHERMAN are the proud parents of a baby girl who was born Friday. Mrs. Sherman was Miss Maggie McKEE before her marriage.
Mr. and Mrs. Will ENGLAND of Hematite
attended the Masonic installation on Tuesday evening. Mrs.
Misses Lottie McCORMICK, Olive McCLAIN and Gertrude BEISER of Plattin were in Festus Tuesday.
Coney McCORMACK, Sam BOYCE and Harvey TOULOUSE of Plattin motored to Festus Friday night and attended the basket ball game.
William C. MURPHY a prominent attorney of
The annual stockholders meeting of the Festus Glass Co. was held last Saturday at which the following officers and directors were elected for the ensuing year; President, E. KERRUISH; Vice-President, F. J. SEWALD; Secretary, C. C. ENGLAND; Treasurer, Chas. GROSSMAN; F. W. BRICKEY, W. H. WAGGENER and Fred BURKHART were elected directors.
R. E. ENGLAND a prominent merchant of Hematite was in Festus last Tuesday attending a meeting of the board of directors of the Farmers and Merchants Bank of which he is a member.
S. M. CONN of
T. S. GARVIN is packing his household goods
preparatory to moving to
~ Escaped ~
Illinois, State Hospital for the Insane, Sunday, December 3, 1916, Paul
COLEMAN, aged 20 years about 5 feet, 9 inches in height; weights about 130
pounds; blue eyes, brown hair, light complexion; never smiles or laughs and
seldom speaks. When he left the hospital every article of clothing he wore was
marked with his name. If you think you have seen him at any time or have any
clue however slight, please report. A nation wide search is being made for this
young man. If found hold him and report to
[AD] Kirstin Stump Puller, One Man - Horse Power….
~ The Best Laxative ~
To keep the bowels regular the best laxative is outdoor exercise. Drink a full glass of water half an hour before breakfast and eat an abundance of fruit and vegetables, also establish a regular habit and be sure your bowels move once each day. When a medicine is needed take Chamberlain’s Tablets. They are pleasant to take and mild and gentle in affect. Obtainable everywhere.
~ Stockholder’s Meeting ~
Notice is hereby given that the annual meeting of the Stockholders of the Bank of Hillsboro, originally fixed for January 8, 1917, has been passed a new meeting called for Monday, January 22, 1917, for the purpose of increasing the membership of the Board of Directors of said bank in order to comply with the provisions of the statute in such cases made and provided and to elect the directors required by statute and for such other and further business as may properly come before them at said meeting.
George W. MOCKBEE, President
W. R. DONNELL, Cashier
Whereas, Frank F. JOHNSTON and Emma Johnston, his wife, by their certain deed of trust dated the 31st day of May, 1916, and recorded in the office of the Recorder of deeds for the County of Jefferson, State of Missouri, in book 53, page 185, conveyed to the undersigned, trustee, the following described real estate, situated in the County of Jefferson, State of Missouri, to-wit: All of lots four (4), five (5) and eight (8), that lie East of the St. Louis Iron Mountain and Southern Railway right of way, as shown by the report of commissioners
in a certain partition proceeding, wherein Elizabeth M. HORINE and others were plaintiffs and William L. RILEY and others were defendants, which report and the plat accompanying the same are on record in the Recorder’s office of Jefferson County, Mo., in book “A” at page 405 and following, reference to which is here by made and said plat and report are made and said plat and report are made a part of this deed for a more perfect description, said land being a part of section 26, and U.S. Survey No. 924, excepting, however, forty[five acres off of the East end of lot five, sold to E. SCHLAFFKE by Thomas C. MATHER and others, containing 231 acres, and also lots one (1) and two (2) as shown by plat “B”, as shown by the plat returned by the Commissioners appointed in the partition suit of Ezra CADWALLADER and others against Samuel POLLARD and others as appears in their report dated January 33, 1875, and-recorded in book 9 of Records of Deeds in the Records of Jefferson County, Missouri, at page 220, and following, reference to which is hereby and report and plat are made a part of this deed for a more perfect description, said land being a part of the Northwest fractional quarter of section twenty-five (25) in township forty one (41), range five (5) East, containing twenty eight and 44-100 acres (28 44-100) which conveyance was made to the undersigned in trust, to secure the payment of certain notes in said deed specified; and whereas, four of the principal notes and one of the interest notes in said deed of trust described are now past due and remain unpaid; noe, therefore, at the request of the legal holder of said notes, and in pursuance of the conditions in said deed of trust, the undersigned, trustee will sell the property above described at public vendue, to the highest bidder for cash, at the front door of the Court House, in Hillsboro, in said County of Jefferson, on Saturday, January 20, 1917 between the hours of in the fore and in the afternoon, for the purpose of satisfying said indebtedness and the costs of executing this trust.
Walter G. THIELECKE, Trustee
~ $5.00 Reward ~
When I lost 15 head of cattle in
~ Announcement ~
All box-suppers, pie-suppers and gatherings of like nature, given for the purpose of raising funds, must be accompanied by twenty-five cents to insure their appearance in the columns of the Record.
Bank of Kimmswick,
Surplus and Undivided Profits
C. H. GERARD, President
M. ZIEGLER, Vice-President
G. A. WENOM, Cashier
We invite you to open an account with us...
J. W. CADWALLADER, Operator
The Officers and Directors of the People’s Bank of De Soto extend to their friends and patrons their very best wishes for a merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous new year. They trust that the year, 1917 may have much in store for their friends and patrons, and offer the services of this institution to any one desiring a connection with a well-established strong, safe institution.
~ Administrator’s Notice ~
Notice is hereby given that Letters of Administration on the estate of Louisa ROGERS, deceased [...] were granted the undersigned on the 4th day of January, 1917
George ROGERS, Administrator.