“De Soto Items”
Mrs. John DUFFY spent the greater part of last week with her daughter Mrs. Press KENNETT at
The high school pupils enjoyed a social at the high school building Friday night. Mrs. George MUNROE, a former teacher in English was present.
Prof. Paul PARNETT spent Saturday in
A number of ladies of Bonne Terre attended the Missionary Society at the home of Mrs. E. S. COXWELL Tuesday afternoon which was profitable and pleasant.
This week we have “Booster Day” and Election Day.
Mrs. A. E. ??? and daughter Adele and son
Charles spent Friday and Saturday at Silica with the BLACKS.
The revival meetings at the M. E. church, South closed Sunday with several additions to the church.
The Dorcas Society meets with Mrs. Frank KAYLER Thursday afternoon.
Henry Harris has leased the DeSoto Press. Mr. HARRIS has worked in the Press office for years and has had almost entire charge of the paper for the past year.
Next Sunday is Easter and at all the churches there will be special sermons and singing.
Mr. and Mrs. R. B. JONES entertained a few friends at their home on
The Masonic Club was organized last Thursday night. Dr. G. A. AUERSWALD was elected president, Dan ROUGGLY, vice-president, secretary and Charles MANESS, treasurer. The lower hall of the
Miss Lois WEEKS took up her school work Monday morning after an absence from the school room for several weeks.
Mrs. Lee GOFF of Bonne Terre was the guest of her sister, Mrs. Charles POOL Tuesday.
Dr. P. H. DAVIS and Mr. CHARLES left Monday for
Skelton HORN of Bonne Terre had business here Saturday.
Dr. L. A. CHAMBERLAIN and family spent Sunday with friends at Bonne Terre.
Mr. NELLIGAN returned from
The down pour of rain for about 14 hours raised the
Rev. MORSE of
The bible class meets with Mrs. James ALLEE Wednesday afternoon.
The Embroidery Club met with Mrs. OWEN Wednesday of this week.
Mrs. Hattie ALLEN spent Monday in
Mrs. Kirk JONES and mother, Mrs. BISSEL were shopping in
Mrs. HIGGINBOTHAM and Mrs. John CLYDE shopped and visited in
“Real Estate Transfers”
Charles WILLIAMS to Albert R. WEBER lot in House Springs, $1.
Wm HENKE to Frank KOHR, 15 acres
A. G. MEDLEY to W. J. PINNETT, 2 lots in Fletcher’s addition
T. B. EAVES to Ida M. KANALY, 10a, 5-39-4, $575.
J. F. ROWE to Sarah J. ROWE, 40a, 32-39-5, $1.
Katherine SCHAFER to Herman J. SCHAFER, lot in Pevely, $1.
Rudolph GABRIEL to Adolph STERNECKER, 5 acres, Sulphur Springs, $5.
T. B. EAVES to W. L. SIMPSON, 60 a. [50 a?], 6-39-4, $1350.
W. J. DICKINSON to B. F. MARTIN and E. M. FLINN, 80 acres, 7-42-3, $200.
Eliza WISCHEROPP to Henry HERDLEIN, 75 acres, 11-39-4.
Pittsburgh P. G. Co., to Lizzie E. SCHERER, lot in
J. F. MANESS to J. R. TURNER, lot in
Finance Co. to Richard FRANCIS, surface rights to lots in
Finance Co. to Richard FRANCIS, surface rights to lots in
Geo. A. PATTERSON to A. ASHLEY, 79a 36-40-4, $2500.
Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co. to W. B. ANDERSON, lot in
E. C. HOLT to F. J. PRATTE, lot in Festus, $1600.
“Golden Wedding Anniversary”
Mr. and Mrs. James MURPHY of Pevely celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary at their home in Bonne Terre, March 25, with a family reunion. There were just fifty relatives and their friends present, among whom eight of their ten living children and their families as follows: Mr. and Mrs. Frank MURPHY, son and daughter and Mr. Dan Murphy and son of Pevely, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Murphy and son of Hillsboro, Mr. and Mrs. John Murphy and three sons, and Mr. and Mrs. Ed Murphy and son and daughter of Desloge, Mr. and Mrs. George PRATTE and daughter of Bonne Terre and the Misses Ella and Belle MURPHY of Kansas City. There were three persons present that were at the wedding fifty years ago. The day, which was an ideal spring one, was spent with music and singing, and telling stories and experiences of the past, and feasting, which was no small feature as a delicious dinner and supper were served. Afterward, all departed wishing Mr. and Mrs. MURPHY many more anniversaries, at which time all present decided to make the occasion an annual reunion.
-- A guest.
“Heads Creek Items”
The farmers in this
vicinity are all very busy planting potatoes, sowing oats, hauling logs and
repairing watches and clocks. Everybody seems to be in a happy and industrial
Mr. Frank DANNAMANN is still busy building and repairing roads.
Edwin BECK is noted for his excellence in bicycle riding, especially down the school house lane.
Mr. J. P. GILLMAN is still on the sick list.
Willie DANNAMANN is also very busy plowing and burning weeds.
Raymond LEICHT has gone to
Chrich KNOKEN is cleaning up the new tract of land that he recently purchased from Dennis BURGIN.
The four new bottle blowing machines and air compressors for the bottle factory have arrived and are now being installed. They expect to put fire in the furnaces about next Sunday and the first bottles will likely be blown Monday, April 18.
Misses Mabel BEATTE and Meoma AKINS of Danby spent Saturday with Mrs. Geo. SEIFERT.
Mrs. Fred SCHAFER and daughters, Bertha and Lucille spent Friday night and Saturday in the city.
Miss Ernie SCHAFER of
Roy HOPKINS attended a house party at the Cedars last week-end.
Miss Mildred TOWNE spent Saturday and Sunday in
P. H. WAGGENER, C. J. SMITH and Leland MCCLAIN motored to
Mrs. Dr. LUCKEY entertained a few friends on Monday evening at a farewell party for Mr. and Mrs. L. J. FUNK who will leave soon for
The Festus high school boys proceeded to
Mrs. Jessie MAUPIN is improved at this writing. Her son Leslie who has been enlisted in the army for the last two years in
Mrs. W. H. PILLIARD and Stella BAILEY were in
Mr. Wm. BOYCE of the Plattin who has been ill for some time does not improve.
Mr. Henry MUELLER of
Mrs. C. E. MILLER and daughter, Miss Francis were
Mrs. Will ENGLAND and son of Hematite spent Wednesday with Mrs. C. C. ENGLAND and family.
Wm. MURPHY and family who have been visiting Festus friends this winter have returned to
Mr. and Mrs. Jack VEAL of
The writer passed over the Festus-Ste. Genevieve road and out at the WRIGHT farm saw what has been accomplished thus far in road improvement work. A complete transformation has been the result, roadplows and scrapers, heralds of twentieth century highways, have cut down embankments and leveled low spots that one traversing only at irregular intervals must marvel at the change. If this work and evidence of road widening work further south is to be a criterion of the efficiency of the County Court then we say let’s hold no more elections until that bond issue money has been expended, for we are firmly convinced that three better custodians safeguarding the public’s money and expending where dollar returns a dollar many times over could not be found. Fair and impartial, their very acts show the efficiency of their calibre. -- Tri-City Ind.
On Easter Sunday, Rev. A. HILKEMAN confirms a class of four at Horine at the service, Cybilla CORDS, Henry Cords, Pauline STANGLEIN, and Clara STANGLEIN.
This will be the first service in the auditorium of the new church, tho the services and Sunday School have been held in the basement since the first of the year. All are invited to this service.
“The Battle Cry of Peace”
“The Battle Cry of Peace” is the first motion picture to be used to exploit an important, nation-wide propaganda. Its object is to bring to the notice of the greatest number of people in the shortest possible time the defenselessness of our country; not only to make the American people realize our condition as a nation, but to show them also the consequences to which this condition may lead, and finally to show them how to remedy this condition.
“The Battle Cry of Peace” is a call to arms
-- not for war, but for PEACE. It will be shown in motion picture
theatres, schools, colleges and churches thruout the
length and breadth of this country. It will arouse in the heart of every
American citizen a realization of his strict accountability to his country in
time of need.
Scores of prominent Americans -- in Army, Navy and Administrative circles of our government -- have contributed to this great production. Notable among its sponsors and endorsers are Dr. Lyman Abbott, the Honorable Lindley M. Garrison, Major General Leonard Wood and Admiral George Dewey, representing the Church, the State, the Army and the Navy.
Every man, woman, and child should see the treatment of this vital and present-moment spectacle of war scenes and equipment. A thread of romance binds together facts, scenes, and information that should belong to every mother, growing boy, voter, teacher, preacher, business man and statesman all in this splendid production, The Battle Cry of Peace.
IS PREPAREDNESS NECESSARY--GO TO THE JEFFERSON THEATRE, SATURDAY, APRIL 7th, AFTERNOON AND EVENING.-- SEE FOR YOURSELF.
at the JEFFERSON THEATRE, DE
Saturday, April 7th, at , and
Charlie POLIEGOS -- Crystal City
Edna MCNULTY -- Crystal City
Henry H. KIERSPE [?] -- Labaddie
Lillie ANDERSON -- St. Louis
Jos. Wm. GEHRS -- Festus
Bessie A. VILLAR -- Festus
George CONDRUK -- Crystal City
Mary REPKA -- Crystal City
"J. Scott WOLFF Elected Mayor of
They had a red hot election in Festus. The principal contest was for mayor. Judge P. S. TERRY at the earnest solicitation of friends made the race for a third term. His opponent was J. Scott WOLFF, who was finally elected by a majority of fifteen according to the latest reports. It seems that Judge Terry’s advocacy of the sale of the municipal light plant made some very active enemies and this coupled with his enforced absence at
F. J. SHEIBLE, a former citizen of the county seat, was elected assessor.
Charles CANEPA was elected Treasurer. B. C. REVIS, Collector; Wm.
J. R. Funk and R. F. PANCHOTT were elected members of the school board.
“Board of Equalization Meets”
The State Board of Equalization raised the assessed valuation on Cattle in
Horses were also raised 20 per cent and mules ten per cent.
The following raises on real estate of the county have been made.
J. M. HULL [HALL?], 104 acres, N. part lot 2, 1915, 1916, $1500 to $2000.
Hy. KYBARTS, 70 acres, part E. pt. S. W., 3-39-5, $350 to $400.
Hy. BRUEDIGAN, 17 acres, pt. E. pt. S. W., 3-39-5, 00 [sic] to $100.
Anton MILLER, lots 3, 4 and 5, block 2 R. and D, Add.
Jas. R. OGLE, 107 acres, S. W. frl [?], 1/4 7-40-5, $600 to $700.
Adolph SCHMIDT, 100 acres, E. 1/2 lots 1 and 2 N. E.; and E. pt. W. pt. lot 3 N. E., 1-36-6 [?], $1300 to 1600.
P. B. MCCORMICK, 321.76 acres, lot 2, sur, 850, $600 to $3000.
Frank BOLLEFER, 176 acres, W 1/2 lots 1 and 2 N. E. and S. W.. S. E., 5-42-5, $1000 to $2000.
Andrew HILGERT, 185 acres, pt. S. W. and E. 1/2 lot 1 N. W., 6-52-5, $800 to $1000.
E. W. KESSLER, 40 acres, S. E. S. E., 4-42-5, 00 [sic] to $100.
EAVES, H. T., 40 acres, N.E. N. W., 23-42-4, $50 to $100.
L. D. KING, 40 acres, N. W. N. W., 23-42-4, $50 to $100.
Bessie L. TOWNSEND, 2.28 acres, part sur. 160, $720 to $1000.
F. HOLDINGHAUSEN, 57,54 [sic] acres, N.W. pt. N.E. and E. pt. N. W. , 32-41-6, $750 to $1200.
Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co., lot 193, $100 to $200, 193 1/2 $100 to $200; 194 $100 to $200; 194 1/2, $100 to $200; 195 1/2 from $200 to $300.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard SEMPLE motored to
J. M. LEE and John FISCHER are building a
bridge over the branch by Fischer’s house.
Olive LEE had a severe attack of pneumonia last week, but is getting better under the care of Dr. KEANEY.
Our school closed Friday after a six months successful term with Miss CHEATHAM as teacher.
A party was given at the home of Richard WARNER Monday evening. Lunch was served and all had a good time.
Circuit Court, Special Term
J. B. ALDERSON et al, vs. S.F. PRONTY et al, proof of publication filed
State vs. Fred WIGER $5 fine
State vs. Elmer HUNTER, continued generally
State vs. George WRIGHT , defendant charged with forgery
Emil FAHR vs. Atele Fahr , defendant files motion for alimony pendente lite
L. E. COLE and Co., vs. Iron Mt. Ry. Co., motion for new trial overruled. Plaintiff files affidavit for appeal. Appeal granted to St. Louis Court of Appeals. Appeal bond is fixed in sum of $200, bond to be filed with and approved by clerk if filed in vacation, within term. Plaintiff granted leave to file bill of exceptions within 90 days.
Ten days after the adjournment of
Edna PROFFIT vs. Chester Proffit , plaintiff files affidavit for order of publication. Publication ordered to Festus News.
Allen WILLSON vs. Frank
J. KNAPP, et al., now comes plaintiff by his attorney and files his
petition for damages. Summons ordered issued to
Andrew GILBERT vs. Emma A. CALAHAN, et al. Plaintiff files petition in partition. Summons ordered to issue directed to Sheriff of Madison County.
State ex. rel. Benj F. BUSH , Rec. vs. Public Service Comm..
Plaintiff files petition for writ of ?
Appointment of Louis ROTH as
deputy sheriff approved by court.
W. H. J. SHAW and G. J.
Johnston placed on regular panel of petit jury.
Emil FAHR vs. Atele
Fahr, defendant allowed $25 as attorney fee and $25
for suit money, and plaintiffs petition dismissed.
J. W. HASTINGS vs. Georgia Hastings
plaintiffs petition dismissed.
H. H. JAMES vs. A. G. SEYPOHLTOWSKY, et al, proof of publication filed.
Final settlement of estate of Edwin SCHULZ
minor and curator dismissed
Mary SCHLENKER, appointed curatrix for Arthur, Edwin, and Elmer Schlenker, minors. Inventory list filed and approved.
Henry LANDUYT is appointed guardian and
curator for Landuyt minors
J. L. STEVENSON appointed guardian and
curator upon filing bond in sum of $100 for Helen KEAN, minor
Upon petition, the court orders
appropriation of $288.00 out of estate of Robert and Paul REMICK,
minors for board, clothing, and schooling.
Semi annual settlement in the estate of REMICK minors, estate is found exhausted and the court suspends further settlements.
Final settlement filed and approved in
estate of J. F. Carl KARTE and Exx.
John H. GRUETER vs. estate of John B.
GRUETER, dec., on demand of $1610. Case tried
but not allowed.
Demand of William SCHLENKER for $250 against estate of Regina Schlenker , dec. Judgement of $75 and costs.
Augusta HILTERBRAND appointed guardian of Hilterbrand minors, and her bond approved. Inventory list filed and approved.
Collateral inheritance tax upon estate
of Wm. H. SWEET, dec. is sixty five cents.
Distributees bond of Joseph HAGUE as principal and F. J.
SEWALD and A.P. MARKLEY as sureties in the estate of George HAGUE dec. filed and approved.
Supplemental bond of $500 in estate
of Adolph DINSE, dec. is approved.
Robert M. SPITZ granted letters testamentary upon the estate of Robert SPITZ Sr. without bond.
Henry MARX and Charles J.
SIEDLER appointed witnesses to inventory.
Letters of administration granted to Louis
BEQUETTE upon estate of Augusta BEQUETTE dec..
P. S. TERRY and Floyd GRIFFIN appointed witnesses to the inventory.
Quite a contingent of Festus people were in town the first of the week on witness duty in the W. H. PILLIARD case.
In the Circuit Court of
Plaintiff, vs. unknown consort heirs, devices, donees,
alienees, immediate, mesne
or remote, voluntary or involuntary grantees of Hermann KOERNER, deceased, who
departed this life intestate on the __ day of __ in the year ___ who claim to
derive an interest in said real estate ....of the said Herman KOERNER.
Plaintiff further alleges that he is the owner in fee simple of the real estate
hereinafter described, and that he and those under whom he claims have
been in possession of said real estate for thirty one years prior to the date
of the filing of this petition. W.
J. A. SCHUBEL, Clerk County Court
V. PETRAN , dec., Testamentary letters granted, Exec. V. J. LEIGHT
Letters of Administration
on the estate of Mary Adaline CAVNESS, John G.
“All Over Jefferson”
Jacob LEUTSINGER has been on the sick list but is out again.
Judge E. A. ROZIER of
Mrs. Charles HEMME attended the Dorcas society in
Judge DEARING arrived Monday to conduct a special term of Circuit Court.
Judge W. C. KERCKHOFF and Frank RUSSELL are among the Pevely visitors Monday.
Attorney Ernest GREEN and his partner of
Judge Tom DONNELL of
S. T. BRADLEY living North of Hillsboro has sold out and leaves for
H. H. GRIEME of Pevely is here on jury duty this week, and made the Record a friendly call.
Mrs. CRAWFORD, Walter BLACK, and Mr. and Mrs. Del STOCKING were in the County seat Monday on business.
An entertainment and box supper will be given at Mayfield, (Morse Mill) school on Saturday night, April 14. Ladies please bring boxes. Boys, please bring coin.
Messrs. ROZIER and FRAZIER of Valle Mines were in the county seat Monday and viewed with great satisfaction the specimens of “jack” from the
Atty. James BOOTH of Pacific motored into our county seat on business Tuesday. He reported the roads on the way, the “worst ever” since the fourteen hour rain of Sunday.
W. H. PILLIARD of Festus formerly of the county capitol, is in town this week, in a law suit to recover damages from the R. R. when his ice plant was destroyed by fire last summer.
Brother Ray TOWNSEND of the Crystal Press was in town yesterday attending court and made the Record office his headquarters while awaiting the procedure of court.
Theodore WALTHERS of
The rain Saturday night and Sunday arrived at a most opportune time for gardens and crops. Gardens are pretty generally planted. It is common comment that the season is most satisfactory one, plowing and planting going forward without delay from rains and the consequent wet soil.
W. H. J. SHAW of
Dave PETERINE of Silica was in town Monday and asks us to correct a statement that BEFFA and Peterine are to open a summer garden at Sillica. Mr. BEFFA is the sole proprietor and expects to open this pleasure resort in the near future. A dancing platform in a good looking structure is in readiness and an electric piano and lights are already placed.
John Jay NELSON of
Mrs. John DUFFY of
Wanted: Single man for general farm work by month, apply to Albert STITES,
Pierre L. CLERK was arrested last night by Sheriff Clark for loud and offensive conversation and disturbance of the peace.
The base ball season opens in
The Senate Tuesday voted for a declaration of war against
The proposed army bill as outlined in the papers contemplates compulsory service in the
It is rumored that an action will be begun shortly to restrain the County Court from further expenditure of the Bond Fund until the legality of the issue is finally determined.
Circuit Court will adjourn as soon as the Twin City Creamery Co. case against the Bonne Terre Railroad is decided as Judge DEARING is obliged to leave Friday.
On account of the fact that the Twin City Creamery case was prolonged much over the expected time of trial the case of Selina KOHLER vs. Anslem KOHLER which was set for April 4th, had to be continued to the May term.
Our friend Henry W. HARRIS has leased the Press at
“Statement of Ownership” [for the Jefferson County Record - names mentioned:]
Publisher, New Era Publishing Co., Hillsboro, Mo.
Editor, John H. REPPY, Hillsboro, Missouri
Managing Editor, Albertise C. REPPY, Hillsboro, Missouri
Business Managers; Albertise C. REPPY, Hillsboro, Mo.
...the owners are: John H. REPPY and Albertise C. Reppy …
“Order of Publication”
In the Circuit Court of Jefferson County, Mo., in vacation, March 13th, 1917.
Lillie R. PENCE, Plaintiff, vs. Frederick H. Pence, Defendant a non resident of this state. ....has commenced a suit against him, the object and general nature of which is to obtain a decree of divorce on the grounds of general indignities
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