Jefferson County Record, Hillsboro, MO

January 18, 1917


~ 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 Sarah DOWNING, De Soto corrected to $60 of 1916 taxes.


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 Missouri in sum of $26.33 approved.


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 Crystal City.


~ Accounts Allowed ~


J. J. HOEKEN, postage stamps for O?. Supt............12.00

Jefferson Dem., stat. ...........25.00

Crawford Lumber Co., bridge lumber, Dr. HULL ...........12.75

Graham Paper Co., stat ...........24.32

New Era Pub. Co. stat ...........129.25

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

E. WILSON, board of Eugene WILSON, $4.00 road work ?6.00 ...........7.00

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 De Soto road ...........45.10

?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 De Soto road ...........2.00

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. Hillsboro and Cedar Hill road  ........... 142.70

Max G. HACKE, road machinery  ...........384.88

W. E. VIVRETTE, imp. De Soto and Frumet road  ...........83.26

Henry HURTGEN, rep. road mach.  ...........8.37

?. S. Aloe Co., Engineer’s sup.  ........... 5.02

R. C. BAGE, imp. Victoria and Hematite road  ........... 295.73

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. Vineland and Blackwell road  ...........258.28

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

Inquest  ...........80.00

Witness Fees  ...........19.00

School district orders redeem  ........... 38.70


Total  ...........$417.32


? Petition of Peter HUSKEY for County -


? Court appoints John VINYARD, ?


~ De Soto Items ~


Mr. and Mrs. Samuel McMULLIN of South second had a weekend visit from their two daughters, Mrs. SHANNON of St. Louis and Mrs. TOOLOOSE of Plattin.


Mr. and Mrs. Bert OGLE of Hematite attended the R. P. dance here Thursday night.


Henry T. REPPY of Detroit is here for a two weeks’ vacation with his parents, Judge S. A. REPPY and wife.


Mrs. HILL of Poplar Bluff is here the guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. MEYERS on Boyd Street.


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 sister from Sedalia last week.


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 St. Louis spent Sunday with her grandmother, Mrs. John DUFFY.


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 St. Louis each morning and a hearty meal may be partaken of at noon for the small sum of ten cents. A rest room and other luxuries are being added for those employed at the factory.


J. W. AUTRY had business at St. Louis Thursday of last week.


Mrs. Lee McKAY’s brother arrived from Iowa Sunday for a visit.


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 Lawrence. Kansas to attend the “Chimes of Normandy” is which their daughter, Miss Leah has the leading part.


Dave GOFF was at Bonne Terre last week on business.


Mr. and Mrs. Amos COLEMAN, Sr. spent last week in St. Louis with relatives.


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 St. Louis was here Wednesday and Thursday of last week. The new officers of the Blue Lodge A. F. and A. M. were installed and the new W. M. Dr. G. A. AUERSWALD surprised the members by serving a splendid banquet. Every thing was ideal and the doctor who was very happy made a splendid host. Toasts and speeches were the closing features of this memorable evening.


Mrs. WOODS entertained the Afternoon Club of which she is a member last Wednesday afternoon.


Mrs. Hattie ALLEN leaves Wednesday for Evansville, Ind. to visit her niece, Mrs. Albert EVANS for a week.


The High School basket ball teams went to Festus Friday and Festus teams won the game.


Mrs. KENT entertained the Dorcas Society Thursday afternoon of last week.


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 Hillsboro and Morse Mill road and Maple Ave. in Hillsboro.


Treasurer ordered to mark paid, late county revenues all witness, criminal costs, and inquest fees paid to treasury prior to January 1st, 1917, and to transfer all moneys to said fee funds in excess of $1110.14 to County revenue and to consolidate all of said funds.


Court adjourned until Monday, February 9, 1917.


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 Missouri you should be interested in knowing some of the facts about the Missouri State Penitentiary. It is by far the largest prison in the United States. It has at this writing over 2,700 prisoners. It has been for years a political football. It has the name of being the poorest managed prison in the United States. It has for years exploited the prisoners to the extent of amassing a half dozen colossal for tunes for private contractors.


And Why?

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 Kansas City, Mo., asks a few moments of your time while it explains how, through you, it expects to blot out this miserable stain which has so long blighted the name of our fair state.


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

Free Rent.

Free Heat.

Free Power.

Free Guards.

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 Jefferson City and do not protest to them the injustice of the system. She has to compete with a man who is sold into slavery. That is why the working girl cannot make both ends meet.



are turning out at this writing approximately two thousand dozen overalls and shirts per day. Kansas City, St. Joseph and St. Louis are the big producers of overalls and workmen’s shirts in the state and yet Missouri State Penitentiary is turning out more goods than the combined plants of any of these cities.


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 January 1st, 1917, to prison contract labor. The contractor, the warden, the governor and the politicians conspire to defy you, Mrs. Citizen. They care not for your laws - they are today running the contract plants the same as before the law became effective.


Jefferson City and its citizens want the contracts renewed. They care not for the prisoners. What they want is the spoils, and they have elected from their district the man whom they believe capable of manipulating the proposition in such a way that the contract system will be renewed.


The Solution

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 Southwest Missouri.

They can quarry the rock in Southwest Missouri.

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 penitentiary. Kansas prisons do not compete with free labor nor do sixteen other state prisons. Then why should Missouri.


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.


Your Part

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 Kansas City, Mo.

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 West Kimmswick on last Monday and broke his neck. Mr. HERZOG was not under the influence of liquor at the time of the fall which resulted in his instant death but must have been tired and fell asleep with the tragic result noted. He was divorced from his wife who lives on the farm formerly owned by him near Maxville. He was twice married to and twice divorced by Mrs. HERZOG.


~ 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 Potosi, which occurred in Oklahoma where he had gone on business. Judge EVERSOLE was a man of fine character, a good lawyer and one of the foremost citizens of Washington County. He died suddenly and a brother of his died on the same day in St. Louis.


~ Weather Forecast ~

Forecast for the week beginning Sunday, January 14, 1917. - For the Plains States and Upper Mississippi Valley: The first part of the week will be fair and cold. The cold will moderate and the weather will become unsettled, probably with snow Wednesday and Thursday, followed by fair ? end of the week.


~ 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 December 16, 1916. The bride of fifty years ago was Miss Bell BERRY and the wedding took place at the HARRISON farm near Bailey Station, Mrs. Ann HARRISON being the aunt of the bride. The bridal attendants were Gabriel BYRD and Miss Manda DONNELL who afterward married. The golden anniversary was marked by a family evening dinner at the home of their youngest son, James L. DONNELL in Festus and was one of the happiest occasions in the history of the county. It came as a surprise to the “bridal couple” who upon entering the junior DONNELL home, were confronted by their children, Ross DONNELL and wife of Hillsboro, Mrs. Laura Parkham and son Ware of Chicago, and James I. DONNELL and wife of Festus. Mrs. Emma DODDS of Georgetown, Va. was the only absent living child. Other guests were: Mrs. Gabrial BYRD, now widowed; Mrs. Ann HARRISON and her youngest son Clark and Mrs. Clark BERRY, the “brides” brother’s widow. Mementoes of the event provided by the children for the honored couple were a new wedding ring for each and engraved “Father 1865-1916” and “Mother 1865-1916”. Mr. DONNELL and wife have always stood high in the county and both were born here, where they have spent their lives. They were long residents of Hillsboro where Mr. DONNELL was County Clerk for 26 years. Since 1891 he has been in the banking business in Festus. Heartiest congratulations are showered on this worthy pair by the hundreds whose good fortune it is to know them.


~ 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.

The Bunch


~ Benjamin F. BUTLER ~

Benjamin F. BUTLER, and old soldier died at his home in De Soto, January 5th at the age of 75 years. He was born in this country July 13, 1841. Married Miss Jennie REPPY, January 8, 1863, and she and six children survive him. He was a veteran of the Civil War with the rank of First Lieutenant. Eugene BUTLER, a foreman at Crystal City and Thos. BUTLER, a railway conductor of Paragould, Arkansas, are his sons. Mrs. W. E. CROW, D. L. WALKER, James A. LONG of De Soto and Mrs. Dan HUSKEY of Orlean, Ind. are the daughters.


~ 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 SEYPOHLTOSKEY, a well known Justice of the Peace for years a resident of Plattin Township, died recently at an advanced age. Mr. SEYPOHLTOWSKY was and old soldier and his death, with that of Ben BUTLER emphasizes the fact that the Grand Army is passing.


~ Notice County Warrants ~

County warrants which are registered will be paid January 16, 1917. Frank DIETRICH, Treasurer


~ For Sale ~

8 Horses, apply to J. WALDORF, Kimmswick, Mo.


~ Missouri Editors Meet in St. Louis ~

Missouri Press Association Calls Meeting to Investigate the High Cost of Print Paper.


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 Cape Girardeau will be the point. It is quite likely that as investigation will be made to ascertain whether or not there is a combine enlisting in Missouri to hold up the price of paper, not only for news print, but on all classes of paper, the raise in which seems to be entirely out of harmony with the ascertained cost of manufacture.


~ 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 ~

Casper SCHAFER, Jr. .............Seckman

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? .............Crystal City


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Hillsboro, Mo, Thursday, January 18, 1917


~ 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 Europe still goes on. “The Leak” is still in progress and accusations against men high in National councils are being made, but the accusers all state they were told so by some one else. BERSTOFF, the German Ambassador is said to have cleaned up two millions which does not seem to indicate that he is “persona non grata”.


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 of Missouri vs. Jacob KUECHENMEISTER, Pros. Atty. enters nolle prose qui after challenges are made and before jury is sworn.


State vs. Jack CANTRELL, Pros. Atty. enters nolle prose qui.


State vs. Stanley BRUZZE. Pros. Atty. enters nolle prose quie and by agreement costs are taxed against defendant. Defendant pays into court $4.00 on the costs and is granted a stay of execution on balance of costs until first day of next term.


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 January 20, 1917.


State vs. Thomas GRAHAM, passed to January 20, 1917.


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.


Pearl WASHINGTON vs. Joe WASHINGTON, summons ordered directed to the sheriff of the city of St. Louis and cause continued.


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. Jefferson County, et al, bill of exceptions filed.


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 St. Louis enrolled a member of bar.


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.



~ Meramec Township Teachers Meeting January 27, 1917 ~

Following we give the program of the Meramec Teacher’s Meeting to be held at House Springs, January 27, 1917.


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 Meramec Township are urged to be present and take part in the discussions. Patrons are respectfully invited, the meeting will begin at 1:00 p.m.

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 Prince Albert smokes into your system!


~ 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 University of Missouri. It has become a fashion however, to call all severe colds, grippe. The ordinary cold is an inflammation of the mucus membrane of the upper respiratory tract. The proper name for grippe is influenza. It is caused by a specific germ, which, to a greater or less extent, invades the body. It invariably produces a nervous condition and often times intense depression, symptoms which are not seen with ordinary colds.


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 from America, an intensely severe epidemic reached this country in 1889. There was a large number of deaths, and a number of cases in which the depression and delirium almost reached insanity. There were many cases of tuberculosis following this epidemic. These cases were unquestionably people who has been infected with tubercle germ and were resisting it. The Attack of grippe so lowered their vital power that the tubercle germ again became active.


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 Casper SCHAFFER, Jr., 20a, Sur 783-42-5........$300.00

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 ~



~ 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 Victoria and Miss SIMCOX of St. Louis spent Sunday with Bert OGLE and wife.


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 St. Louis Sunday. Bert and wife are planning to move to Hematite in the near future. Bert will run the Wm. NULL farm. Their many friends here will welcome them most cordially.


Earl and Ashland GERBER gave a dance at their home on Little Creek last Saturday night. A fare well affair for Ashland who left Sunday for Colorado.


Mr. Jack SPARKS is on the sick list.


Miss Katie GROVE was a Festus visitor last Saturday.


Miss Frankie LEONARD of St. Louis spent Sunday here with home folks.


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 St. Louis visited her mother, Mrs. PHILLIPS last Sunday.


Mrs. HERRINGTON of De Soto was the guest of the LEONARD’s last Tuesday.


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 Herculaneum.


A. A. SMITH and wife are spending this week in Farmington visiting a son.


~ 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.


~ 2,027 Missouri Farmers Attend Annual Meeting ~

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 of the College of Agriculture at the University of Missouri and the State Board of Agriculture. The banquet which was given at the close of the week on Friday night was attended by 850 visitors.


This week is the largest gathering of Missouri farmers held in the state during each year. Lectures and demonstrations on all subjects of interest to the ruralist and his family are given and each year the week is assuming greater importance in the rural life of the rural peoples of the state. Speakers for the 1918 Farmers’ Week are already being invited. Sir Hence PLUKETT of Dublin, Ireland, Margaret WILSON, daughter of the President, and others who were unable to appear on this years’ program have been asked to fill a place upon the on? for next year.


~ Hunting Licenses ~

Byrnesville: F. J. SCHOENBERGER,

Crystal City: Vincent GUECADO?, Nicalo GUACO, John E. KYLE

De Soto and Routes: George STROUP, L. DeCLUE, F. L. SMITH

Festus and Routes: Hillard SMITH

Hillsboro and Routes: John A. KLEY, Floyd J. ADAMS

High Ridge: John SPROCK

Kimmswick and Routes: Wm. J. MEYER, L. H. A. BERGMEYER

Pevely: John HEINER, F. W. YESBERG

Valley Park and Routes: Anton CHOTT, Walter DAUTENHAHN.


~ Regular Church Services ~


Rev. a. HILKEMAN preaches regularly at Hillsboro on the first Sunday of each month; at Horine on the second Sunday; at Cedar Hill on the third Sunday; at Belews Creek Chapel on the fourth.

M. E. South

Rev. R. WALTON preaches regularly at Hillsboro on the third Sunday of each month, morning and evening. He preaches at Hematite the remaining three.


Rev. George STEEL preaches regularly at Victoria on the second Sunday of each month; at Blackwell on the third Sunday, and at Hillsboro on the fourth.

Rev. E. J. EAVES preaches regularly at the following churches: Liberty Baptist Church, the fourth Sunday.

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, New York



Henry HURTGEN & Sons.

First Class Horse Shoers. All kinds of Machinery repaired on short notice. Try us and see, automobiles repaired.

Hillsboro, Missouri



Buy your Keen KUTTER Tools etc. from R. A. MARSDEN, dealer in general merchandise, harness, shoes, etc. Hillsboro



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.  Yards: Afton, Kirkwood, Old Orchard, Webster Groves, Gratiot Station St. Louis, Planing Mill, Old Orchard


~ All Over Jefferson ~

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 Alton, Ill.


Mr. and Mrs. Richard HOEKEN have returned from a visit to Ohio relatives.


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, County Collector is back in his office after a week’s illness at his home in Maxville.


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 Sandy neighborhood has returned from a two month’s visit to her sister in West Virginia.


Attorneys E. C. EDGAR, J. G. BERKELY, H. B. IRWIN, Adrian STEEL are among the De Soto lawyers attending court here.


Mrs. Joseph LAROSE and children of Crystal City are making a visit to her parents here Mr. and Mrs. Wesley PIERCE.


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 De Soto circulated among his many friends in Hillsboro a few days ago.


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 St. Louis were here prosecuting the claims of the Blackwell Store against the Iron Mr. Ry. Co. for damaged goods.


Friends of Miss Kate RUSSELL, who is now married and living in Africa have received word of the birth of a son sometime in the fall. She and her husband are both missionaries in that field of endeavor.


F. W. LANGHENNIG, Fritz DORNSEIF, John H. FLAMM, and William H. ZIPP were among the delegation of twenty from Rock Township who visited the County Court Monday in the interest of the roads in their vicinity. They ascertained that the apportionment of bond money for that community is to be spent on the Old State Road, once the Kings Highway or Old King’s Trace as it is locally known. They are much gratified over this decision.


~ Hillsboro Items ~


Seth LITTLE of St. Louis is here visiting his sisters, Mesdames BUCHANAN and PARKINSON.


Ralph WARNE and Charlie BOOTH motored to St. Louis Saturday returning Sunday evening.


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 Chicago.


John David REPPY of the De Soto High School attended the basket ball game in Festus Friday night played between Festus and De Soto.


Bert HOEKEN who is working at Whitewater is home for a visit through the rough weather.


J. W. ECKLE and little daughter Anna returned from St. Louis Saturday evening after a few days stay. Anna has been unable to attend school for six weeks because of impaired eye sight, and makes frequent trips to an occulist for treatment.


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 De Soto visited Mrs. HOEKEN a few days last week.


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 Eureka, wife and small son spent a few days with relatives before taking up his new location at Herculaneum in the new hotel there.


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 De Soto are ill of grippe.


Ware and Fred EVANS and Clarence HAMRICK of De Soto, Checker enthusiasts are reported to have played all Saturday night in a close game with friends at Sandy.


~ Farmers Join State Fight For Better Missouri Roads ~

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 University of Missouri, Columbia representing all sections of the state, respectfully petition the Forty Ninth General Assembly as follows:


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 farmers of Missouri, who attended the good roads meetings of the annual Farmer’s Week recently held at Columbia.


The Federal Law, in regard to roads, was explained by Dean E. J. McCAUSTLAND of the School of Engineering of the University of Missouri. The share which Missouri will receive from the new ?, which appropriates $75,000,000 to be apportioned to the various states within the five consecutive years for road work is $2,500,000.


“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. Missouri is not in condition to take advantage of this opportunity just now, but a bill will be introduced in this assembly to raise the standard of the department. It provides for a commission of four men two from each of the two leading political parties, which will appoint a highway engineer and two deputies. A road map is now being prepared providing for the improvement of between 3,000 and 4,000 miles of road within the five years in which the state is to receive federal aid.”



Grand Ball at Marschel’s Hall

Goldman, Mo.

Saturday, January 20.

Sandwiches Served.

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

Old Post Office Building Phone Office 197, Residence 197 De Soto, Missouri



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., Herculaneum, Missouri



State of Ohio, City of Toledo, Lucas County, ss

Frank J. CHENEY makes oath that he is senior partner of the firm of F. J. CHENEY & CO. doing business in the City of Toledo, County and state aforesaid, and that said firm will pay the sum of ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS for each and every case of Catarrah that cannot be cured by the use of HALL’S CATARRH CURE. FRANK J. CHENEY. Sworn to before me and subscribed in my presence, this 6th day of December, A. D. 1??6

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., Toledo, O.

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, Hillsboro, Mo.


The Record is Now $1.50. Pay Up.



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.

Trip to St. Louis with patient, $30.00

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, Mo.


~ 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, Kimmswick, Missouri



Adrian STEEL, Lawyer

Practices in All the Courts

Office in KNORPP’s Building

De Soto, Missouri



Fred J. MEYER, House Mover

Houses moved and raised in all parts of the county

Call or Write Fred J. MEYER

Jefferson Barracks, Mo., Route No. 10


~ 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


~ Partition Sale ~

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, Hillsboro, Missouri



Robert E. KLEINSCHMIDT, Lawyer, Hillsboro, Missouri

Office in Trust Building




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, Hillsboro, Mo.


~ 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 Jersey cow producing very rich milk may need a little more grain than the amount given.


~ 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 St. Louis.


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 St. Louis last week.


~ 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 De Soto.


Miss Naomi AKINS of Danby spent Friday with Mrs. George SEIFERT.


Some stereopticon views in Africa and the mission work down there together with excellent explanations from Rev. FOARD were had at the M. E. Church Sunday evening. A large crowd was present.


The girls and boys of the De Soto High School met the teams of Festus High School on the basket ball court Friday evening. A large crowd was in attendance and much enthusiasm displayed on both sides. Festus was victorious in both games.


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 St. Louis passed away on Tuesday. He was buried in Bellefonte Cemetery on Thursday. A number of his friends from there motored to St. Louis to attend the funeral. Among them were; N. W. BRIEKEY, C. G. STEWART, J. R. FUNK, B. C. REVIS, H. E. MILLER and D. B. FROST.


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 St. Louis Sunday.


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 St. Louis Monday.


Dr. J. F. DONNELL made a business trip to St. Louis Wednesday.


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. England rendered a solo which was greatly appreciated.


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 Springfield, Mo. spent a few days here last week visiting friends and relatives. Mr. MURPHY was on his way to Southeast Missouri to look over the field for attorneys with a view of locating in that section of the state.


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 Rush Tower spent one day last week in Festus transacting business.


T. S. GARVIN is packing his household goods preparatory to moving to Valley Park where he has accepted a position with the St. Louis Glass Co. which we understand will resume operation very soon.


~ Escaped ~

From Kanakee, 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 Superintendent State Hospital, Kankakee, Illinois, and Rev. M. G. COLEMAN Taylorville, Illinois, Reward


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~ 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


~ Trustee’s Sale ~

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 nine o’clock in the fore noon and five o’clock in the afternoon, for the purpose of satisfying said indebtedness and the costs of executing this trust.

Walter G. THIELECKE, Trustee


~ $5.00 Reward ~

Hillsboro, Mo., Dec. 28, 1916

When I lost 15 head of cattle in Big River by drowning, I also lost one red steer coming 2 years old, with tag in his left ear, “Marked, J. H. SIMCOCK, Victoria, Mo., No. 415” Will pay $5.00 for his return to me alive, it may be that he also drowned. Jos. J. HOEKEN.


~ 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, Kimmswick, MO 

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...



Picture Show

West Kimmswick, Sunday at 2:00p.m.

Maxville, Wednesday

Barnhart, Friday

Fenton, Sunday




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.