Jefferson County Record, Hillsboro, Mo

January 25, 1917


~ Imperial News ~

---WHITE is in De Soto this week. He has accepted a position as ---of the new bank, that will be here in the near future. We hate much to lose Mr. and Mrs. ---friends and neighbors. Mr. --- has been a loyal citizen and a friend of this community.


---LUDEMANN has been on the sick list for several days, but is improving nicely.


The stork has made a few visits in past weeks, and has left a big ---. VAUGHN’s a fine big girl ---UBOLD’s, and a fine boy at ---’s.


~ House Springs News ~

Ferdinand WEBER is on the -


--- and Mrs. Wm. HOLZNAGLE are confined in bed and under the care of Dr. Parker of Cedar Hill.


Dr. WILLIAMS is slowly recovering, ---expect to practice medicine ---so this place is now opening ---new doctor.


---ol is progressing nicely under the management of our good W. J. CLOVER.


---k, the Fenton butcher is ---August SCHULZES’ about twice ---but we think his business ---er than buying cattle.


---MILLER, Jr., son of Judge MILLER ---with a broken leg.


---LLER has just completed the ---of a water system and ---home of Henry F. WEBER is a perfect success.


---ECKENDICH who died at the ---s’ Home at St. Charles was buried in the High Ridge cemetery.


---to Loan on first deeds of ---y Mrs. Theresa KLEINSCHMIDT, ---Mo.


~ Anybody Kin Run A Ford ~

Louise at the wheel, Walter and Edna in the rear seat, - everything going well - enjoyable time we three are having. Says Walter, “If I had a 100 bucks to blow I’d take you girls to the Sunset Club and show you a gay time. Louise, confronted with a dream, sees many things. A moment later, - Walter o top of the Ford (top being turned next the ground) Louise and Edna with a fence rail apiece (thank goodness we didn’t have more to drink) manage to raise the Ford sufficiently so that Walter can dig his way out. “Now ‘ain’t’ you glad you are a poor man,” says Edna. Walter, “Why”, Edna, “Well if you were a man with lots of ‘doe’ you would own a Pierce Arrow, and think of the weight you would have had to hold.” Another party heard from, - Louises, “I’m glad too, Walter that you are a poor man, a Ford is heavy enough for me to raise. - Keep this to yourself, - Louise and Edna each got a new dress, and Walter eventually, will get a new side.


~ Kimmswick Items ~

The bachelors, old and young had what they called a bachelor’s dinner at the John OHEIM, Jr. bungalow Sunday.


Misses Elsie and Leona KIRK were in St. Louis Saturday.


John W. HOPSON our popular school teacher spent the week-end with his parents at Ware, Mo.


Samuel SIMON and wife of St. Louis spent Sunday with his sister, Mrs. Mary HENSLEY.


Miss Gussie NAUMANN is visiting in Vallemeyer, IL.


Mrs. Walter TRUDO entertained friends last Wednesday from Herculaneum.


Mrs. E. M. KEMPE was in St. Louis last week.


The stork has been very busy of late leaving a boy with Mr. and Mrs. Wm. H. BAUERS, a boy with Mr. and Mrs. Jeff VAUGHN and a girl with Mr. and Mrs. Oscar TAUBOLD.


Frank HALL is home from Danville, Tennessee.


Mrs. L. K. WATERS is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Francis BECKER.


Mrs. Lucinda HALL is visiting relatives in St. Louis.


The people of Kimmswick and West Kimmswick have had fine sport several nights of last week skating on John OHEIM’s lake. Much amusement was furnished the spectators as well as those taking part in playing games and dancing circle two steps, and quadrilles. Many thanks to John OHEIM for the interest he has taken in providing a skating rink and acting as instructor in teaching the beginners how to skate.


~ Lincoln Day Banquet of the Association of the Young Republicans of Missouri ~

The Lincoln Day Banquet of the Association of Young Republicans of Missouri will be held in St. Louis on Monday, February 12, 1917, at 6:15 p.m. at the Arcadia, 3517 Olive St.


For the past seventeen years this association has met annually around the banquet board to commemorate the deeds of the immortal Lincoln.


One speaker of national reputation is always invited together with four or five young men of this state whose oratorical abilities are well known. The speakers for this occasion are very strong men and include Governor Frank B. WILLIS of Ohio, who will make the principal address. His speech at the National Convention of 1916, nominating Hon. Theodore E. BRUTON, for President was one of the best delivered at that time. Mayor Henry W. KIEL of St. Louis; Hon. Merrill E. OTIS, of St. Joseph; Hon. O. H. BOEHM, of Ava; Hon. Raymond G. BARNETT, of Kansas City; Hon. Thomas C. MIDDLETON of Unionville; and Hon. H. T. LINCOLN,

of Springfield, have al so accepted invitations to speak.


A meeting of the Republicans State Committee and Republican Editorial Association will be held in St. Louis on the same date.


The officers of the association are Forrest C. DONNELL, of St. Louis, President and O. G. BOISSEAU, of Holden Secretary, together with an executive committee of seven members and one Vice-President from each Congressional District. The business meeting of the Association will be held on this date at the American Hotel, St. Louis. The offices

of the President and Secretary will be at the Hotel.


A cordial invitation is extended by the Association to every Republican to attend. Probably 1500 live, working Republicans throughout Missouri will be present at that time.


The Plates are $2.50 each and tickets should be procured at once from O. G. BOISSEAN, Secretary, Holden, Mo.


~ Circuit Court Proceedings Continued ~

Many cases are Continued to April When an Adjourned Term Will Be in Session.


Chas. COPLIN vs. St. Louis I. M. and So. Railway Co., continued.


State vs. Andrew HAYS, petition for parole filed and discharged.


P. S. TERRY acknowledges receipt of amount of judgment from Sam McKAY and assigns same to him in open court. Judgment against John DOWDALL and Fred SCHAFFER.


O. L. MUNGER of Wayne County and John A. HOPE of St. Louis enrolled.


Clara HICKELHEIM, et al vs. Theodore KOHLER, report of sale filed and Albert Miller allowed $100. Harry DAHL acknowledges deed to Frank ATKE [Apke] for N. W. 1/4, 36-43-4.


State ex. rel Chas. W. SHIELDS vs. Pemiscot Co. Abs. and Inv. Co., judgment for plaintiff.


Jessie BAURER vs. Arthur BOOTHE, et al, partition. Division agreed on and Clyde WILLIAMS and Eugene Edgar C. EDGAR allowed $500. Attorney’s fees to be taxed as costs and be a lien on all of real estate.


Ellis R. BAGE, et al vs. Mary J. HAYS et al, passed to April 5th.


L. E. COLE and Co. vs. St. L. I. M. and So. Railway Co., motion for new trial filed by plaintiff.


Chas. LEHMAN vs. Lucy LEHMAN, decree of divorce granted plaintiff.


Emil FAHR vs. Atele FAHR, passed to April 2nd, 1917 and proof of publication filed.


Twin City Ice and Creamery Co. vs. M. R. and B. T. Railway, passed to April 2, 1917.


G. W. ELDERS vs. L. S. COLEMAN, trial by court and judgment for $675.


Ben JARVIS vs. Clara JARVIS, passed to April 2nd, 1917.


B. J. GRUETER et al vs. John H. GRUETER, et al, decree of partition.


Phil RIELLY, J. W. ECKLE and Walter GRIFFITH appointed commissioners to set off home stead. Judgment for widow for rents and profits and $600. Order of sale of balance of premises. Terms 50 per cent cash and balance in one year.


Selma KOHLER vs. Anslem KOHLER, plaintiff files reply and trial progresses and continued to April 4, 1917.


H. E. CORBUN vs. St. L. and S. F. Railway Co., passed to April 2nd, 1917.


Myrtle FILKINS vs. Robt. FILKINS, decree of divorce.


Jay B. GREEN vs. Aubrey GREEN, divorce granted plaintiff.


Martha LAWTON vs. Ernest LAWTON, decree of divorce granted plaintiff.


Cleo M. HASKINS vs. Gordon HASKINS, divorce granted plaintiff.


State ex rel Chas. W. SHIELDS vs. Pemiscot Abstract and Inv. Co., motion for new trial overruled and app. granted to Supreme Court. Leave to file bill of exceptions to May 14, 1917.


Wm. J. KNORPP vs. Harriet CARNAHAN, plaintiff files affidavit for appeal. Appeal granted to St. Louis Court of Appeals. Bond fixed at $200 to be approved by Clerk in vacation. Leave to file bill of exceptions on or before May, ?4, 1917.


R. B. VOLLMAR vs. H. R. SORGE, default and judgment for plaintiff.


Samuel HILL vs. Hattie HILL, decree of divorce granted plaintiff.


State vs. Howard WINGO, motion for new trial withdrawn and stay of execution on fine and costs granted until 1st day of next term.


Walter ZOLL et al vs. Rolla MATHIAS et al judgment for plaintiff against defendant Rolla MATHIAS for $590.85.


O. B. MARTIN vs. Clara MARTIN, dismissed by plaintiff.


Laura R. LEWIS vs. A. B. LEWIS, continued by plaintiff.


Edward OGLE vs. Lola Ogle continued for want of service.


Ludwig SCHULZ vs. St. I. M. and So. Railway Co., motion for new trial heretofore filed, withdrawn by defendant and motion for new trial filed, same orders on motion in arrest.


~ Card of Thanks ~

We herewith desire to express our sincere appreciation of all the kindness shown us since the recent loss of our husband and father, George PLACK, and heartily thank all those who by words of sympathy and deeds of love have helped to lighten our burden.

Mrs. Gertrude PLACK and family.


~ Farm For Rent ~

consisting of 66 2-3 acres one mile west of Engle Station, between Pevely and Barnhart. For particulars write to Lewis R. MURPHY, Hillsboro, Mo., Route One.


~ A County Farmer Who Was There ~

Following We Publish the First of a Series of Articles by a Jefferson County Farmer.

To the farmers of Jefferson Co:

     I have just returned from “Farmer’s Week” at Columbia, Missouri and as I am convinced that the farmers of Jefferson County could be greatly benefited by employing a farm agent, I have taken pains to get information regarding this matter.

     There are a number of Counties in Missouri employing a farm agent and it appears they derive much good from his work.

     The farm agents are United States officers. They are under the direction of the United States Department of Agriculture, in connection with the Missouri College of Agriculture; they have free use of the post office for their official mail. They are partly paid by the United States Department of Agriculture, partly by the University of Missouri

and partly by the county for which they work. This makes the expense of the county a small matter considering the amount of benefit the county derives from the work of these agents.

     The State of Missouri under the name of Agricultural extension service, County Agents work, has an office in the Agricultural building at Columbia, Missouri, under the management of P. N. ROSS, County agent leader; as the name implies, he looks after the agents.

     To get the benefit of this great work which the United States and the State of Missouri are doing for the farmers use to solve the problems of their county. The agent is employed to do certain things which the farmers as individuals cannot do and which they cannot do unless they have organization, besides having the county Agricultural agent.

     If your paper will give me space I shall try to explain in a series of articles what will be necessary for us to do in order to get the benefits our governments offer to us. I believe that we farmers ought to take advantage of every help that is offered to us and when the helping hand of our government is extended to us we ought to grasp it and accept all the assistance which we can get.

     Fellow farmers of Jefferson County, when you come together after church on Sunday or Saturday at the store or at any meeting place, talk about farm agents, as the work of these agents is not known well enough, and cannot be appreciated unless it is known.

     I do not want to make these articles too long so it may not require too much space I, therefore, close for this time.

              Robert A. HOLEKAMP     Hillsboro, Mo., Route 1


~ 1917 Corn Yield Contest ~

     The Agricultural department of the State Normal School, at Cape Girardeau, will conduct a corn acre yield contest again in 1917.

The prizes and rules will be very much the same as in the previous contests. One scholarship, valued at $18.00, is given to the person growing the largest amount of corn to one acre in each county. Cash prizes for the highest yields in the district are offered by the Cape Girardeau Commercial Club.

     Circular letters are sent out to the contestants as the season progresses, suggesting things that will increase yields. All that is required of the contestant is that he keeps an accurate record of all the work he does on his acre of corn. On enrolling a blank is sent to each contestant, on which he keeps his record.

     In awarding the prizes we do not consider the cost of producing the corn nor do we require any written essays. The yield is the only thing that is considered. No enrollments are received after April 1. The plot of ground used may be an acre by itself, or it may be a part of a large field. The plot must be regular in shape and be a full acre.

     As long as the supply lasts, we will be glad to send a tabulated statement showing how the winners of the 1916 contest grew their corn.

Enroll now! You may win some of the cash prizes. Whether you win or not, you are going to learn, more about corn growing. How big a yield could you if you made the conditions ideal on a small plot of ground?

Would it not pay to duplicate on a large field the methods used by the winners to get their high yields in 1916?

         Seth RADCOCK    Cape Girardeau, Mo.


~ Festus Items ~


Mrs. Meyer MILLER entertained a number from Herculaneum and St. Louis Sunday.


The young folks enjoyed the recent skating to the fullest extent.


Miss Margaret KERRNISH spent Sunday in St. Louis.


Miss Winnie BYRD has been ill with la grippe for the past week.


There is quite an epidemic of la grippe among the school children. More than eighteen cases were reported Thursday.


Mr. O. J. METHIA [Methias] has been ill for the past week but is now improving.


Much preparation is being made for the recital to be given by Mrs. ATKINSON on Friday evening.


H. MUELLER of St. Louis spent Sunday evening in Festus.


Twenty four hour light service is now in operation in Festus and has proved thus far to be very successful. Many who were opposed to this movement are now much pleased with results.


Duncan SANGUINETTE and Miss Florence CRAIG spent Sunday at Rush Tower.


Miss BREHM of Herculaneum spent Sunday with Miss Lucetta WAGGENER.


Mr. and Mrs. Charles TOWNSEND entertained the following at dinner on Wednesday evening: Mr. and Mrs. Dr. Le MASTER and Roy HOPKINS.


Quite a number of young people enjoyed the dance given by the Y. O. P. Club Thursday evening.


Our Festus High boys journeyed to Flat River Saturday evening where they engaged in a game of basket ball. The score resulted in 30-23 in favor of Flat River.


Mr. and Mrs. Le MASTER spent Sunday at his home in Potosi. His mother returned home with them for a short visit.


Work has begun at the public school on the program to be given on Washington’s birthday, at the Opera House. Every grade including the High school will be represented in this patriotic exercise.


A. P. McKEE manager of the Festus Glass Plant is now a resident of our town having engaged rooms from Monday morning at the factory and a number of men will be employed within the next two weeks. Mr. McKEE left Tuesday morning for Indiana to purchase some machinery that is needed in the operation of the factory.


C. C. ENGLAND in company with T. R. HILL spent Sunday in Maplewood.


Paul BRICKEY spent Sunday in Festus.


Roy HOPKINS made a business trip to De Soto Tuesday evening.


A number of Masons from here attended the Shriners’ Ball in St. Louis Friday evening.


Mrs. Dr. KITCHELL of St. Louis spent Saturday with her sister, Mrs. Geo. BENNETT.


The house on West Main Street lately vacated by C. AUBUCHON and family is now occupied by Wm. KNOTTS and family formerly of Crystal City.


~ Legislators are pleased with work of University ~

Junketing Committee Inspects Work of State Institution to Form Report


Judicious and efficient use of the state’s money by University

authorities, the smooth working organization of the schools forces, and the wide and healthy influence of the school in the state were the impressions given by the junketing committee of the forty-ninth General Assembly, headed by Senator G. M. BUFORD, chairman, which recently visited the University of Missouri. The other members of the committee were Representatives P. H. BARRIS of Vronn, and Representative W. L. SHOUSE of Shelbina.


“You may rest assured that the University will get an adequate appropriation and that all of the needs set forth will be taken care of in so far as possible,” Senator BUFORD said after the trip of inspection. “The University is sending the right kind of men and women into the state and deserves the right kind of support.”


~ Will Recognize Practical Work On Missouri Farms ~

Putting into practice the ideas they have learned during winter short course in the College of Agriculture of the University of Missouri will give the short course students additional credit in the college according to a new plan adopted by the faculty of the College of Agriculture. The idea is to make the home farms laboratories of the College of Agriculture where the theories taught may be tried in actual practice. Seed growing, the use of pure bred sires, the records of dairy cows and spraying of fruit trees are among the subjects in which the additional credit will be given.


~ New Bank Organized By De Soto People ~

Capital Stock of $25,000 Fully Paid Up.  A. O. WHITE of Kimmswick will be the Cashier.


The newly organized Farmer’s and Citizens’ State Bank of De Soto with a capital of $25,000 fully paid up, was reported in last week’s issue. As all of the capital stock has been sold, and there are still a large number of people very anxious to secure an interest in the bank, the directors are considering the matter of recommending a vote to increase the capital stock.


The character of a bank and its future depend almost entirely upon the character of the men who compose its directorate, and its body of stockholders. The Board of directors of the new Farmers and Citizens State Bank are men so well know in this community that their names alone are sufficient introduction for the new institution. They are:



Arrangements are being made to provide the bank with the very latest and best safe, deposit boxes, office fixtures and equipment of every character and the matter of a location has been carefully canvassed, in order that the needs of the community may be fully served.


It is expected that the new bank will open its doors about March 1st.


~ Some laws favored by Missouri Farmers ~


The Missouri State Board of Agriculture recently asked its crop correspondents to express their views as to needed Legislation. The replies show the greatest demand for changes in the present road laws. Ninety farmers place this subject first. Second in order is the request for a pure seed law, 64 correspondents answering to this effect. Sixty mention the need of a dog law. Thirty-nine are of the opinion that the school laws, especially those relating to rural schools, should be amended. That there is need for some system of farm credits under state control is the opinion of thirty-three. Better protection for the quail, or “Bob White,” is asked by 32 farmers, many of whom suggest a closed season of from three to ten years. Another suggestion on this subject is to limit the number of birds that may be killed by any one hunter during the open season. Next in order of suggestions for farm legislations come some provisions for farm organization, a bureau of marketing, support of the county agent law, pure feed law, and a stallion law. Other suggestions mentioned are better fertilizer inspection regulations, changes in revenue laws, a law making plain what constitutes a legal fence, a law requiring hedges

to be cut and all obstructions at turns or intersections of roads to be removed.


~ Pretty Church Wedding ~

Miss Anna, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred PAUL of Seckman and Casper SCHAFER of Rock Creek were happily united in marriage at the Glaze Creek church January 14 at 2:00 o’clock. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Hugo FRIEDRICH. The bride’s sister acted as bridesmaid and the groom’s brother as groomsman. The bride wore a beautiful gown of white silk draped with lace. She carried a bouquet of white carnations. The bridesmaid wore a gown of white net and carried a bouquet of pink carnations.

Norma and Leona YEAGER of St. Louis played the bridal march.

After the ceremony a circle of relatives and friends gathered at the home of the brides parents to partake of the wedding dinner and the evening was spent with music and dancing. From St. Louis were present, Mrs. S. BERNER, grandmother of the bride, Jos. A. YERGER, Miss Bertha SCHAEFER, Miss Minnie SCHAEFER, Frank SCHAEFER, Frank SPINNER, Charles DISHINGER.

The happy couple will live on a farm near Seckman.

A friend.


~ Notice to Taxpayers ~

The land and personal assessment books for 1917 are now in my possession subject to inspection of the public. If not satisfied with your assessment call and look it up and be ready to present your grievance to the county board of equalization which meets on April 2, 1917.

G. W. GASCHE, County Clerk


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~ News Comment and Editorial ~


That Florissant clerk who captured three burglars with a flash light ought to be removed to St. Louis and made Chief of Police.


The “Base Ball” season will soon be here. This year it is to be ushered in with a strike impending. We hope nothing interferes with a fair start as it will be quite a relief from politics and war’s alarms.


Decatur, Perry, Lawrence, Brainbridge, Paul JONES and many others are names dear to the hearts of Americana, because they raided the high seas and brought many British ships into port, captives to American supremacy as fighters and as sailors. We wonder if after the war is over if the Germanic Captains and Lieutenants who commanded the present raiders will not also be enshrined in the hearts of the Teutonic people. It seems quite probable.


The docket of the Probate Court appearance this week. Judge MILLER wants those docketed to understand that they are expected to be on hand on the day set or during the week. Under the law, if executor, administrator, guardians or curator fails to appear for settlement on the day they are docketed, the settlement is to be continued for ten days and unless the parties appear and make settlement citations are required by the law to be issued. Judge MILLER intends to comply with the law, so you had better be on hand or notify him why you can’t come.


In another column we are giving excerpts from President WILSON’s address to Congress, relative to world peace. It is bold and incisive. It may give offense and then again it may result in final peace.

Whatever the result may be, it is in accord with the sentiment of the American people and is in direct line with the policy urged on the country, and the warring nations by Ex President TAFT and his Peace League. Let us hope that good will come and if it does, let us not be chary in giving WILSON credit for the courage necessary to formulate

and propose.


Missouri Senators have five clerks and one stenographer. A good many of them employ their wives as clerks at $3.50 per day or some other relative. This is taking care of the public money with a vengeance. A Senator has about as much use for five clerks and a stenographer as a dog has for five additional tails. Thirty competent clerks would be worth more than the whole bunch employed. What difference does the cost amount to among friends! This seems to be the idea, but the people pay. How long are they going to stand for this sort of thing?


Everybody gets a raise in wages or a bonus these days except the printer, the doctor, the lawyer and preacher. These are expected to trot along at the same old gait, attend the sick, write the wills, attend the funerals, write the obituaries and to look after the window and orphans and to do so for the same old price or for nothing, according to the exigencies of the case. The laborer is worthy of his hire and in the new adjustment of values your preacher, your doctor and your lawyer, and last but not least, your favorite newspaper ought not to be criticized if they are under the inexorable law of necessity compelled to charge somewhat near the true value of their services and expenses.


Conspicuous for their good looks and charm, among the people who attend Governor GARDNER’s inauguration of Jefferson City, Jan 8, were a groupof St. Louis suffragists who wore yellow badges and were greeted with the greatest courtesy and consideration everywhere. They were given seats next the inaugural platform, and were invited to an informal reception at the mansion immediately after the Colonels on the Governor’s staff were presented with their swords, as well as to the ball in the evening. They were driven in motors through the surrounding beautiful country, and were shown the prison.


One prominent mail anti-suffragist was heard to remark: “Well, if such attractive and intelligent women as these are espousing the cause of suffrage, cause it is time for me to change my views on the subject.”


Miss L. C. TRAX, suffrage organizer went out the National American Suffrage Association from New York, is now in Jefferson City. Miss TRAX is working with Mrs. HARSCH of Columbia, Suffrage Chairman of the Eighth Congressional District, and their aim is to show Congressman SHACKLEFORD through his constituents that it is important for him to support the Federal Suffrage Amendment at Washington.


Miss TRAX spent two days in Mexico, Mo. doing suffrage organization work, and will be active in the Eighth District all of next week.


Mary Semple SCOTT, State Press Chairman.

Missouri Equal Suffrage Association


~Entertainment and Box Supper ~

There will be an entertainment and box-supper given at Heads Creek School on Saturday, February 3rd for the benefit of the school. The program will begin at 7:30 p.m. Admission ten cents. Ladies bringing boxes admitted free.



~ Farm Names in Missouri ~

Missouri was the first state in the Union to enact a farm name

registration law. The Missouri Sate Board of Agriculture has just issued a bulletin, “Farm Names”, the author being W. L. NELSON, Assistant Secretary of the Board who was also the author of the farm name bill referred to. This bulletin, in addition to giving the names of 1,000 Missouri farms, tells how many of these names originated and offers suggestions for the naming of farm homes. The origin of the names of famous places in other states is also given. Many Missourians and others have contributed to this bulletin, thus making it of unusual value. In a list of 1,000 Missouri farm names “view” is used 88 times, as in “Fairview” or “Lakeview.” Other popular basic words are “valley”, used 38 imes; “Maple” 34; “oak” 24; “dale” 28; “walnut” 23, “side” 22; Then there is found frequent use of “hurst,”; Old English for thicket or grove, as in “Hickoryhurst” ; “foyle” a leaf as in “Glenfoyle” meaning a leafy glen. This bulletin on farm names is free to



~ Advertising the Farm Name ~

The Missouri State Board of Agriculture, in a new bulletin on Farm Names, has the following to say as to advertising the farm name and its products;


“Once an appropriate farm name has been chosen, there is need of good taste, discriminating judgment and wisdom in its use. Even when the name is used a trade mark; used commercially, it should not be in a fashion to offend the best of taste. The name should be used for identification rather than as an advertisement.  A carefully lettered sign on the front gate, the R. F. D. mail box, or on a small board made for the purpose is to be recommended. Letter paper and

envelopes should always bear the farm name. The farmer who neglects to use printed stationary is missing a great opportunity to advertise his business. In this day and age no farmer can afford to conduct his correspondence on blank stationary or worse still, on cheap, shoddy stuff containing the advertisement of some city concern.

A small halftone illustration showing the farm home, the entrance where the name is displayed, or even some of the leading products of the farm, may be used as a trademark and also on stationery. It matters not which is preferred, the material should if possible, be secured through some local firm, preferably the newspaper, which can and should be of

farm and its products. It is worth much to have the newspaper make liberal use of the farm name, even in its news columns. The local printing office is not always prepared to turn out embossing or perhaps certain halftone work, but can always secure the desired article without increased cost over that the customer would be compelled to pay elsewhere.”


This Bulletin, of which W. L. NELSON, Assistant Secretary is the author is free to Missourians.


~ Rock Township Teachers ~

The following program will be discussed by the teachers of Rock Township at the Kimmswick school house. This may be our last meeting so let us try and be present. We open our program at one p.m. Saturday, February 3rd.

Discussion on Kennedy.

Address of Welcome, Miss Hazel WELLS.

Response, Member of the Board.

Reading of the Minutes,

1:30 p.m. Discussion of Chap. XXI Mrs. Katherine EAVES

Methods in School Management, I. W. DAUTENHAHM

2:00 p.m. Teaching Pupils to Help Themselves, Miss Mary Rose CLYDE

2:30 p.m. Chap. XIX. Teaching of Morals, Ross F. BLEIKER, Supt. R. B. WILSON.

2:45 p.m. Silent Reading, a Thought Producer, Miss Letta ROTAN.

3:15 p.m. Motion for Adjournment.

We will have a successful meeting if you are there. Help us with your presence.


Hannah BOLLEFER, Vice-Pres.

Mrs. Katherine EAVES, Secy.


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~ Notice ~

Dr. WEEKS, dentist, will be in House Springs from January 15 through out the remainder of the month equipped for all kinds of dental work, for those who need his services.



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~ Bowles and Neighborhood ~

A number of friends surprised Joe HERZOG on his birthday last Tuesday.

With music, card playing and spirited conversation the evening hours passed by most too fast. Before the visitors departed they partook of the bountiful supper set for them by Joe’s good mother at the late hour of the night. After this the guests left for home. Wishing their friend many more happy birthdays but Joe wasn’t satisfied and invited the “boys” once more. Everyone present greatly enjoyed himself.


Last Sunday afternoon and evening Miss Barbara MRAS entertained a number of friends. The player piano, the victrola and the violin and guitar afforded enough variety of music.


More cases of measles are reported in our neighborhood.


Quite a number of people attended the literary debating society at High Ridge last Friday night.  A good program was rendered.


Mr. George L. STETHEM of Granite City, Ill, a motorman on the McKinley car was visiting his home folks. It looks as if he brought good weather with him, but not warm enough for snow.


Miss Ethel STETHEM left Sunday to stay with her brother, Mr. Charles STETHEM


~ Hillsboro Items ~

Mrs. J. J. HOEKEN visited her sister Mrs. DONNELL in St. Louis the weekend.


T. E. SCHNEIDER went to East St. Louis Saturday to bring his wife and little ones home after a two week’s visit with Mrs. SCHNEIDER’s brother, Edward WILLIAMS. Tony found his small son Jack quite ill and too much so to bring home on his return Monday.


Henry T. REPPY of Detroit who is home on his early spring vacation from duty in the Immigration service visited his brother John H. REPPY and family, the first of the week.


John H. REPPY was a St. Louis visitor Wednesday.


Mrs. R. B. WILSON took her young son Oran to St. Louis last week to leave with Mr. and Mrs. WORK who are going to Florida for the rest of the winter. Mrs. WORK is a sister of Mrs. WILSON.


Mrs. R. E. ENGLAND of Hematite was the guest of Mrs. REPPY Sunday.


Rev. M. WALTON, preached here Sunday morning and evening. Next Sunday being a fifth Sunday there will be no preaching service.


We have some sickness in town among whom, are Mrs. G. J. JOHNSON, and Mrs. Ellen McCreary, the latter having been ill for nearly two weeks.

Three children of W. S. WILSON and the two small sons of Frank DIETRICH.


J. R. EVANS and daughter Vivian spent Sunday in St. Louis visiting Richard SCHROEDER and family.


Frank FRAZIER is visiting his sister in New Haven.


R. A. HOLEKAMP is back from Columbia where he attended Farmer’s Week and was one of the lecturers on “Bee Keeping.”


Miss Medora BOOTH has returned for her teaching in De Soto after a week’s absence through illness. Her devoted pupils made her glad by sending her a box of carnations during that time.


The Christian Endeavor Society was very pleasantly entertained Thursday evening at the McMULIN home by the Misses McMULLIN and MORSE.


~ Notice of Final Settlement ~

All creditors and others interested in the estate of Charles E. GRAHAM, deceased [...] fourth Monday in February, 1917.

Mr. J. W. PATTERSON, Guardian and Curator, Administrator, de bonis non


~ 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.

   -Methodist Church-

Pevely: 1st Sunday morning and evening, Hematite: 2nd and 4th Sunday mornings and evenings. Hillsboro: 3rd Sunday morning and evening.

Victoria: Saturday night before the 3rd Sunday and also the 5th Sundays.  Everybody is prayerfully invited to these Services.



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.

Regular services at Oakland on first Sunday of each month.

Upper Dry Creek has regular services on third Sunday of each month.

Where and When to Worship.


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~ Probate Court Docket. ~

February Term, 1917

Docket of cases in which settlements are due from Administrators,

Executors, Guardians and Curators, at the ensuing February Term of the Probate Court of Jefferson County, to be held at the Court House in said County commencing on the fourth (4th) Monday of February, 1917.


Name of Estate ............Adm. Guar., Exetr., Cur.


Monday, February 26th, 1917, - First Day.


1. BRADLEY, Daniel A. a minor - Thomas J. BRADLEY, and C, Annual

2. BERRY, Minors - Edmund KERRNISH?, Cur., Annual

3. BOSTON, Peter, a minor - Georgia A. BOSTON, Cur., Annual

4. BYRNES, Sam., deceased - Melissa BYRNS, Admix, Final

5. BOWLES, Anderson T., a minor - Charles BOWLES, G. and C., Annual

6. BAILEY, Wilson W., deceased - J. L. BAILEY, Adm. Final

7. BAGE, Clara, deceased - J. A. BAGE, Ex., Final

8. BYRD, G. W., deceased - Margaret M. BYRD and R. E. BYRD, Final

9. BURDS, John William, dec. - Laura C. BURDS, Ex, Semi-annual

10. BUECHTING, Louise, dec - Herman BUECHTING, Ex. Semi-annual

11. BLACKWELL, Wm., dec. - Wm. BLACKWELL, Jr., Adm., Semi-annual

12. BROWN, JOHN, dec. - Caroline BROWN, Admx., Semi-annual

13. BAUR, Frank A., dec - Catharine  BAUR, Ex., Semi-annual

14. CHOTT, Albert, dec - John CHOTT, Ex., Final


Tuesday, February, 27th, 1917, - Second Day


15. COYLE, Mary, dec - G. A. WENOM, Ex., Final

16. CRAFT, Mary A., dec - Elijah BURGESS, Ex., Semi-annual

17. CAMPBELL, Minnie, dec - Michael S. CAMPBELL, Adm., Semi-annual

18. DONNELLY, Elsie, Huck and Frank - A. G. MEDLEY, G. and C., annual

19. DIPPAL, Jacob, dec - Henry DIPPAL, Ex., Final

20. DICKINSON, Walter L., dec - Sarah E. DICKINSON, Ex., Final

21. DONOVAN, J. F., dec - Julius DONOVAN, Admx, Final

22. DICKHUT, Fred, dec - A. G. MEDLEY, P. Ad, Semi-annual

23. ENGLEBACH, John, dec - Dora ENGLEBACH, Admx. Semi-annual

24. ENGLEBACH, Louis, dec - Harold ENGLEBACH, Ex. Semi-annual

25. ECKLE minors - John W. ECKLE, cur., annual

26. EVRARD, Louis J., dec - Eliza Jane EVRARD, Admx. Final

27. GRAHAM, Charles E., a minor - J. W. PATTERSON, G. AND C., Final

28. GNICKWITZ, Robert, a minor - J. F. WALTHER, G. and C., Annual

29. HAGUE, George, dec - P. S. TERRY, Adm., Final


Wednesday, February 28, 1917, - Third Day


30. HASTINGS, F. M., dec - J. W. HASTINGS, Adm., Final

31. HUSKEY, Della S., dec - Albert AGAR, Adm., Semi-annual

32. HEMME, Kate, dec - John F. MELER, Ex., Semi-annual

33. KARTE, John Frederich Carl, dec - Martha KARTE, Ex., Final

34. LEWIS , minors - R. B. JONES, Cur., Annual

35. LEONARD, Rose Catherine, dec - Rudolph LEONARD, Ex., Semi-annual

36. MARTIN, Vianna, dec. - D. D. McLANE, Ex., Final

37. MILES, Alex, dec - Alice MILES, Admx., Final

38. MAHONEY, M. D., dec - E. J. MAHONEY, Ex., Final

39. MARSDEN, Elizabeth, dec - C. MARSDEN, Adm. Final

40. MOORE, Jesse Wm., dec - Florence B. MOORE, Admx, Final


Thursday, March 1st, 1917, - Fourth Day


41. MELTON, George, dec - A. G. MEDLEY, Adm. de bonis non, Final

42. MAUPIN, Stanley, a minor - W. W. MAUPIN, G. and C. [unreadable]

43. MUNSON, Cordelia, dec - Ida E. WILLS, Ex., Final

44. McMULLIN Minors - F. E. McMULLIN, G. and C., Annual

45. McMULLIN Minors - Archie McMULLIN, G. and C., Annual

46. McELWAINE Minors - Mary McELWAINE, G. and C., Annual

48. McMULLIN, Harry, a minor - William McCARTY, G. and C., Annual

49. McCARTY Minors - William McCARTY, G. and C., Annual

50. McCARTY, W. B., a minor - Emmet McCARTY, G. and C., Annual

51. NANSEL, William, dec - Geo. VOGT, Adm., Final

52. POHLMAN, Annie, insane - A. G. MEDLEY, Guar., Annual


Friday, March 2nd, 1917, - Fifth Day.

53. PUCKETT, James Allen, dec - Edmund KERRVEISH, Ex., Final

54. PARKER, Elijah T., dec - H. Ellis VAUGHN, Ad., de bonis non

[55. is skipped here and appears at the end of the sixth day]

56. RUESS, Edward Simon, dec - R. B. REYER, G. and C. Annual

57. SCHWALBERT Minors - Mary RUESK, Admx. Semi-Annual

58. SCHUBEL, Henry Louis, dec. - Wm. SCHWAL????, Cur., Annual

59. STATZEL, Hannah, dec - F. E. SCHUBEL, Adm., Final

60. SCHMIDT, August, dec - A. G. MEDLEY, Adm. Annual

61. SAFFELL, Samuel E., dec - George MANN, Ex. Semi-annual

62. SCHULZ, Brees?, dec. - Bessie SAFFELL, Admx., Final

63. TSCHUMPERT, Peter, insane - Ludwig SCHULZ, Adm. Final

64. TULLOCK, John W., dec - Felix LEUTZINGER, Guar., Annual


Saturday, March 3rd, 1917, -Sixth Day.


65.TULLOCK, Walter, dec - Mary TULLOCK, Admx., Final

66. WILSON, Minors - J. E. TULLOCK, Adm., Final

67. WILLIAMS, L???int, dec - Jennie[or Jennis] W????, Cur., Annual

68. WHALEY, Harvey, dec - E.D. SMITH, Adm., Final

69. WYNN, Mathew, dec. - Arthy WHALEY, Admx., Final

70. WEAVER, John L. dec - Magdaline W???, Exx., Final

71. WHITESIDES, Naomi, dec. - Mrs. F. A. A. WEAVER, Admx., Annual

72. YATES, Ramond, a minor - G. A. WENOM, Adm., Final

55. REMICK, minors -  Arthy WHALEY, Cur., Annual

                  J. P. MILLER, Judge of Probate Court


~ Notice of Good Roads ~

Everyone interested in good roads in Meramec Township come out to Cedar

Hill Saturday, January 27 at 7:30 p.m.

Chas. BRACKMAN, Chairman


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.


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 ~


Peter GLATT of near Maxville was a Hillsboro visitor Monday and gave us a call.


The Library Association is short of funds. Have you paid your quarterly dues! Do it now.


Judson POUNDS and wife of Morse Mill were in town Friday and settled a little court matter out of court.


Circuit Court has adjourned until April 2nd at which time all the jurors are ordered to report for further duty.


Sheriff Frank CLARK and his deputies are making good in the court room and are attending to business and obliging to the attorneys, witnesses, and visitors. Keep it up.


Sheriff CLARK returned from Jefferson City Tuesday evening where he went to take a prisoner, William LOESCH of De Soto. The trip was made in about fifteen hours, a record breaker.


Schools are hard at work on the “Exhibit” display, only a month off. Citizens other than school people are looking forward with pleasure to the big event which begins Washington’s Birthday.


George F. BOOTHE, an attorney of Sedalia has business in court here last week in court. It will be remembered by Jefferson County people as the former County school commissioner. He also taught in De Soto and Hillsboro.


Dr. Kirk, Banker Gus WENOM, constable TANBOLD and about half of Rock Township official and civil were here on witness service in the KOHLER trial Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The case is laid over for trial next term.


Miss Etta FRISSELL of De Soto Star Route, a well known teacher in the county is critically is at her home having been stricken with peritonitis more than a week ago. Her physician Dr. GIVSON has pronounced her out of danger at the last report yesterday.


Miss Lillian, a daughter of Rev. A. HILKEMAN, one of the county pastors, graduated from the Grover Cleveland High School tomorrow, and the Record friends acknowledge with thanks an invitation to attend. Congratulations and good wishes to the young lady, who made some friends in this county while here on a visit last summer.


The open winter has been an advantage to the poultry business, eggs being plentiful and forty cents a dozen, here and higher elsewhere. A Rock Township poultry man told us last week of getting more than 1,000 eggs a week. He has a machine and delivers them to private customers in the city at 42 cents per dozen. The Jefferson County hen, like

the Jefferson County cow, is a real source of revenue.


W. A. BERGMEYER, a son of Esq. E. BERGMEYER of Antonia, arrived in the County January 9th for a visit to his parents and the scenes of his childhood. Mr. BERGMEYER is associated with Mr. Andrew KOHLER of Great Bend, Kansas and expects to remain in the county until February 1st. He was a recent visitor of the county seat and while here called on the Record for which he has been a subscriber of long standing.


Charles VIEHLAND and Louis VIEHLAND of Oerman were in the county seat paying taxes yesterday. The former has lately returned from St. Louis where he had his eye removed. Sometime in the fall, while riding home in the dusk, a low hanging branch pierced the eye which had been blind for about eight years. His suffering necessitated its removal, and although he is still compelled to wear a bandage, the healing progresses satisfactorily.


Robert A. HOLEKAMP whose farm home is “Sorgenfrei” two miles north of Hillsboro has an important letter before the farmers and dairymen of Jefferson County which appears elsewhere in the Record columns. He is a very practical man, is thrifty, energetic, wide awake and anxious to be of benefit to his neighbors and the county farmers. His article should be read by all the farmers and the business men of the county. Mr. HOLEKAMP is not the only wide awake farmer who has expressed a lively interest in “Farm Agent for Jefferson County” to the Record and urged us to push the matter. Let us hear from others at once.


~Farms Wanted~

I have cash buyers for several small farms. If you want to sell, list your farm with me.

F. J. ADAMS, Real Estate, Hillsboro, Mo.


~ Missouri Farms Need Lime ~

     The use of ground limestone of some form of lime to sweeten sour soil will soon become regular farm practice in many parts of Missouri. The reasons for this practice were given by R. A. KINNAIRD of the College of Agriculture in a recent lecture during Farmer’s Week at the University. Soils which were originally poorly supplied with lime and even limestone soils have lost so much of the lime which they formerly contained that crops suffer from soil acidity. The continuous leaching to which soils in the humid regions are subjected and which is greatly increased by cultivation is largely responsible for this loss of lime.

    The greatest soil acidity, therefore, is in those soils which were originally poorly supplied with lime and especially in regions where the land has been cultivated a long time with little attention to soil fertility.

    Practically all of the soils of the prairie region of northwest

Missouri are quite sour. In the northwestern part of the state there is

much less acidity.  In the Ozark region soils derived from limestone

have been leached until they have become very acid. There are also soils in the Missouri and Mississippi River bottoms that are sour.

    Not all crops are injured by an acid soil, but unfortunately most important cereals and forage crops, especially clovers and alfalfa, cannot be grown successfully on a very acid soil. Acidity is indicated by the failure of these crops and by luxuriant growth of red sorrel, Canada blue grass and water grass.

     To sweeten an acid soil, a sufficient amount of finely ground limestone or slacked lime must be scattered evenly over the plowed ground and worked into the top soil. Ground limestone is usually the cheapest and most satisfactory in general, though it takes effect more slowly than quick lime, slacked lime or hydrated lime, and a larger quantity must be applied to get the same results. The screenings from the ordinary rock crusher can be used. Coarser material has little immediate effect on the soil, but if a much larger quantity of the course material is used it will keep the soil sweet for a longer time. Screenings can be obtained at from one dollar and twenty five cents to one dollar per ton. In some cases where hauling from the railroad is expensive and where limestone is accessible, small grinders can be used to grind the limestone on the farm.

     Persons interested in the use of limestone on acid soils should write to the College of Agriculture, Columbia, Missouri, for more detailed information.


~ Bees Help Fruit Growers ~

     Did you have a full apple crop last year? Failure of some varieties of apples may be due to lack of pollination. T. J. TULBERT, of the College of Agriculture, told farmers’ week visitors at the University of Missouri recently how bees helped to make fruit crops.Many varieties of apples like Arkansas Blacks, Jonathan and York Imperial are self sterile and cross pollination is absolutely essential if a set of fruit is obtained. Other varieties like Ben Davis, Yellow Transparent and Willow Twig are only partly self fertile and again cross-pollination is necessary.

     The numerous white snowy flower clusters act as a guide to the insects and may attract them far away. When a bee alights on a flower its hairy body may be covered with pollen from another variety of apple. As the bee works its way down to the bottom of the flower to get the nectar it rubs its dusty body against the stigma or female organ of the flower and cross pollination is accomplished.

     It is a well known fact among the best fruit growers that the weather conditions during fruit bloom has much to do with the setting of fruit. If the weather is clear and warm at the blooming time the bees are active and cross pollination process rapidly, while if the weather conditions are wet cloudy and cold the insects are not active and usually a poor set of fruit is assured. Strong cold winds may often prevent the bees from cross-pollinating one side of the apple trees and this may account for the set of fruit on one side of the tree.

    Actual counts and observations at blooming time have shown that the honey bee is decidedly the most important insect in the work of pollinating the fruit flowers. Many counts have shown that from seventy five to ninety per cent of the insects pollinating the blossoms were honey bees.

     The wind cannot be relied upon as an agency to transfer pollen from apple tree to apple tree through out the orchard. This work must be accomplished by insects, and the honey bee is by odds the most important of them all.

     Bees will pay for their keep in honey, aside from their services in fruit production.


~ For Sale ~

Ten tons of red clover hay, loose, scale on place, apply Judson POUNDS,

Morse Mill, Mo.


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 Catarrh 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. 1916

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 Morbus

“When our little boy now seven years old, was a baby he was cured of cholera morbus 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 everywhere.

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.


~ Public Sale! ~

at the Arthur McKEAN from East of Morse Mill on 17th day of February, 1917, I will sell the following property: Four cows and two yearlings, three fat hogs, one male hog, one sow and six pigs, one wagon, one buggy, one McCormick binder, one McCormick mower, one shovel cultivator, one disc cultivator, one smoothing barrow, one-horse corn planter, one breaking plow, one set of tug harness, 150 bushels of corn, about five tons of timothy hay, four tons of clover hay, household and kitchen furniture, and numerous other articles too numerous to mention.

Arthur McKEAN


~ For Sale ~

Choice clover seed, apply at J. WALDORF, Kimmswick, Route 9, Mo.


~ Hillcrest Items ~

The people in this vicinity are not very busy at present as most all the work is done that can be done before warmer weather. Social functions are thoroughly in order and are frequently performed.


There was a party at the home of Mr. J. CRONK Friday evening Those who attended report a good time.


Mr. and Mrs. John HUSKEY visited her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. CHRISTOPHER over Sunday.


Everybody in this vicinity is looking forward to the entertainment and box-supper Saturday night. The seating capacity of the school house has been increased from forty to one hundred and all are contemplating a good time at the initiation of the new seats.



~ For Sale ~

8 good work horses, J. WALDORF, Kimmswick, Route 3, Mo.


GERARD Milling Company

Proprietors of Kimmswick 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





Albert MILLER, Attorney at Law

Hillsboro, Missouri


~ Executor’s Notice ~

Notice is hereby given that Letters Testamentary on the Estate of Wulf SCHUETT, deceased, were granted to the undersigned on the 20th day of December 1916, by the Probate Court of Jefferson County Missouri.


Christina SCHUETT, Executor


~ 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


~ Administrator’s Notice ~

Notice is hereby given that Letters of Administration on the Estate of John G. PLACK, deceased, were granted to the undersigned on the 24th day of January 1917, by the Probate Court of Jefferson County Missouri.


A. J. WESSLER, Administrator



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.


~The Cheerful Cherub~

The Cheerful Cherub

A man sold me a gold-brick

It made me angry then,

But now I am glad, at least it shows

I trust my fellow-men


The Cheerful Cherub

I never mind the troublous day,

However hard it seems.

I simply look ahead to night

And think about my dreams.


The Cheerful Cherub

“It’s love that makes the world go ‘round”

and how it does is past my solving,

But anyway I’ll do my part

To keep it steadily revolving.


The Cheerful Cherub

I’ve had some awful illnesses,

The worst that ever have occurred

They’re hard to bear but then I like

To brag about them afterward.


~ Marriage Licenses ~

George BUSHNELL ......Herculaneum

Eva GRIGGS ............... Herculaneum


Harry MARTEN..............De Soto

Vada WALLS..................De Soto


George Lee ABRAMS ....Bliss, Texas

Alice H. WILLIAMS..........Crystal City


~ De Soto Items ~

C. W. MUSE has bought out his partner, Mr. DICKERMAN in the general merchandising business on Sixth and Boyd Streets and the business will again be known as the MUSE Mercantile Co.


Miss Margaret CARLEY returned Saturday from three days visit with relatives in St. Louis


Mrs. HILL of Popular Bluff who has been with her parents Mr. and Mrs. S. E. MEYERS on Boyd Street from over a week returned home Friday.


Lee McKAY and family returned Monday from a visit with relatives in Southeast Missouri.


Little Miss Blanch COUCH celebrated her sixth birthday by entertaining her little friends.


The officers of the Epworth League of the M. E. Church South were installed Sunday evening by W. L. SMITH.


Miss Vivian EDGAR celebrated her birthday by entertaining a number of her friends Thursday night.


Miss Mamie PYLE departed Tuesday for Farmington after a few days visit at home.


The Bonne Terre basket ball team was here Saturday night and De Soto beat the visiting team one point. The score was 23-22.


Mrs. KELLEY of El Paso, Texas was the guest of her sister, Mrs. Charles MITCHIM Sunday and Monday.


Mrs. John H. REPPY of Hillsboro, Regent of the D. A. R. of our city attended their regular meeting at the home of Mrs. Kirkwood JONES on South 2nd Street.


Mrs. A. E. FAUTH will be hostess of the missionary society at her home on Pratt Street Thursday.


Mrs. Verdie HERMAN is spending a week with her parents at Hillsboro.


Mrs. George RATHBURN is able to sit up a part of each day and her friends are glad that she is improving so nicely.


Kirkwood JONES has sold five Ford cars, two of which were brought from the city last week.


Miss Esther KNEHANS spent the week-end with her parents at Mt. Olive, Ill.


De Soto will have a new bank to be known as the Farmers and Citizens Bank with capital stock of $25,000.00 fully subscribed and half paid. A. O. W. WHITE of West Kimmswick will be the cashier. The directors are



Frank A. DICKERMAN has sold his interest to his partner, C. W. MUSE. It is rumored that Mr. MUSE will organize a stock Co. and enlarge the business.


An additional watchman at night has been secured and it is said that the robbers had better take notice.


The K. of P. held their installation Friday night. Grand Keeper of Records and Seal, Edwin ETTINGER of St. Louis installed the officers. A box supper and musical was enjoyed after the ceremony of installation.


Miss Rhoda COXWELL entertained the sewing club of which she is a member Monday afternoon.


Will HAMILTON of Flat River was here Sunday.


The annual meeting of the Congregational Church was held Tuesday night in the church parlors.


Mrs. I. DONLIN has a new Victrola.


Mrs. Lloyd YOUNG was hostess of the embroidery club Tuesday afternoon.


The High School will give a play at the Jefferson Theatre the last of the month.


~ Hunting Licenses ~

Crystal City: T. T. WILLIAMS, Vincent SALVO, Sam CHICK, J. M. BLECHLE


De Soto and Routes: Harry HEMPHILL, Aaron GAMBLE, Lorenz TRUNK, Hy



Eureka: G. H. BIRK


Festus and Routes: Ben PATTERSON, Floyd GRIFFIN, J. J. GETTINGER, Willie LaPLANT, Norman DRAKE, Walter WARNE, Frank WEHNER


Glen Park: Barney WHALEY


Hillsboro and Routes: Edwin REINEMER, Paul CLERC, Chas. HEMME, Jr., W. L. HINCHKE, Raymond, ZELTNER, Aleis ZELTNER, Jas. BOUGHTON, R. E. KLEINSCHMIDT


House Springs: George PREISTER, Louis PRIESTER, C. T. GILLMAN, Frank VOTAW


Horine: Geo. W. DIPPEL, Julius KUENNER


Hematite: J. S. COPLIN, Oscar COPLIN


Herculaneum: R. THOMAS, Chars. SIMPSON, Joe CARROW, Howard PILE, Frank PILE, Laurence WHITTE, C. C. MAUPIN.


Kimmswick and Routes: George SCHNEIDER, Harry BRENN


Pevely and Routes: Harry YOUNG, M. A. HENSLEY


Plattin: Stephen JACKSON


Rush Tower: M. WINDES


Valley Park: Chas. A. BOWZEK


~ Notice of Final Settlement ~

All creditors and others interested in the estate of Alex MILES, deceased [...] fourth Monday in February, 1917.

Mrs. Alice MILES, Administratrix


Kirstin Stump Puller, One Man - Horse Power

A. J. KIRSTIN Company, 1342 Main Street, Escambo?, Mich.


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 medicine is needed, take CHAMBORLAIN’S tablets. They are pleasant to take and mild and gentle in effect. Obtainable everywhere.


~ Real Estate Transfers ~


Martha COLEMAN to Louis STAFFELBACH, lot in Victoria, $200.00


Hy BESSELMAN to J. W. and Mary E. STATON, 2 lots in De Soto. $100


J. R. HOLTON to W. R. KINCAID, 7a, 3-39-4, $1.00


Frank POHLMAN to S. R. and E. I. HEWLETT, 127a., 8-43-4, A100 etc.


Press J. SULLIVANN to W. B. LEWIS, 1.58a, 2-39-4, $1.00


Charles W. LEHMAN to Wm. A. WASHER, $1.00


Philip KOHLER to Louis S. KOHLER, 12a, 21-42-5, $800


George J. CRULL to Rev. J. M. TORBITZSKY, 4a 3-41-3, $50


Rev. John M. TORBITZKY to J. J. A. TORBITZKY, 160a, 10-41-3, $1.00


Rev. J. M. TORBITZKY to Edwin H. RIEMAN, 11a, 7-41-3, $1,000


W. J. PENDERGAST to Mary PENDERGAST, 2 lots, Fletcher’s add, De Soto, $1


Jas. H. MEDLEY to H. A. ROZIER, lot in Victoria, $75.00


Henri W. TOWNSEND to Frieda and Lorenzo BADARACCO, 8a, 8-39-4, $10.00


Ira H. PERKINS to E. H. THORNHILL, 1a, 1304102, $10.00


John J. SHONE Jr. to John SHONE, 5a, Sulphur Springs, 1.00


Philip S. TERRY to Jno. V. HAEFNER, lot W. J. ADAMS sub div. Festus  $225


John KASSELL to William KRAUS, 1/8 acre, sur. 1969, $1.00

Otto H. MUELLER to Louise RIESS, lot 63, Sulphur Springs, $10.00


Otto H. MUELLER to Ida K. PENNEMAN, 20a, sur 1985, 10.00


W. H. THOMPSON to Ora HOTY, 158a, 5-39-6, $1.00


Fred BERGMAN to William BERGMAN, 26a, sur 3059, $1.00


Otto H. MUELLER to Wilhelmina, J. K. BENDER, 13?, sur 1985, $10.00


Charles BLACKBURN to W. R. DONNELL 51a, 6-39-5, $1400.00


Thomas McCARTY et all to Wm. BERGMAN, 26a, sur 3059, $1.00


~ Notice of Final Settlement ~

All creditors and others interested in the estate of Cordelia MUNSON, deceased [...] fourth Monday in February, 1917.

Ida E. WILLS, Executrix


~ Notice of Final Settlement ~

All creditors and others interested in the estate of Naomi WHITESIDES, deceased [...] fourth Monday in February, 1917.

G. A. WENOM, Administrator


~ Notice of Final Settlement ~

All creditors and others interested in the estate of Mary COYLE, deceased [...] fourth Monday in February, 1917.

G. A. WENOM, Executor


~ Notice of Final Settlement ~

All creditors and others interested in the estate of J. W. TULLOCK, deceased [...] fourth Monday in February, 1917.

Mrs. Mary TULLOCK, Administratrix


~ Announcement ~

All box-suppers, pie suppers and gatherings of the 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.


~ Administrator’s Notice ~

Notice is hereby given that Letters of Administration on the estate ofLouisa ROGERS, deceased [...]

were granted the undersigned on the 4th day of January, 1917

George ROGERS, Administrator.


Bank of Kimmswick, Kimmswick,

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 3.00 p.m.

Maxville, Wednesday Nights

Barnhart, Friday Nights

Fenton, Sunday Nights



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.