Jefferson County Record, Hillsboro, Mo

February  01, 1917

~Trains Collide, One Killed, Two Injured ~
Two freight trains in collision near Festus, Conductor Killed, Engineer and Fireman Seriously Injured.

On Saturday afternoon two freight trains ran together at McCoy Switch a mile below
Crystal City, Conductor SPICER was killed as he attempted to jump from the train and a fireman and engineer injured.

Mesdames G. R. OSTERWALD and Frank LUCKEY spent Sunday in
St. Louis.

The recital given Friday evening by Mrs. ATKINSON’s class was a decided success. The vocal solos were very well selected and very beautiful. Miss NEES assisted with several readings which were greatly appreciated. The instrumental duets and double trios were excellently rendered. As a whole it gave much credit to Mrs. ATKINSON and our local talent.

Dr. F. S. LUCKEY has purchased some white Orpington chickens. The birds are from the first strain of white Orpintons in the world. They are beauties and the doctor is very proud of them.

The Sewing Club consisting of ten little girls and conducted by Miss COOK met at her home in
Moore Town Saturday afternoon and gave a little entertainment. About twenty composed the audience; the proceeds are to be used in buying material on which the little members will practice sewing. Much talent was displayed for girls of such young age.

John A. RYAN and wife, Tommie BOHAN and friend, Miss DACY, all of
St. Louis spent Sunday as the guests of Mr. and Mrs. John OBERLE of Festus.

Mrs. Mary A. BLUNT has been ill for the past week with la grippe.

Festus high school boys played basket ball in Ste. Genevieve Friday night. Score resulted 30-24 in favor of Ste. Genevieve.

Valley Park has lately moved his family to Festus.

H. E. VAUGHN and nephew, “Buddie” spent Sunday in
St. Louis.

Dr. N. DONNELL and family of
St. Louis spent Sunday with his father, Mr. DONNELL.

Mrs. George NEES of
St. Louis spent Friday night with Mrs. T. C. BRICKEY.

Miss Roberta MEYER spent the week end at her home in Ste. Genevieve.

Roy HOPKINS went to
St. Louis Thursday evening returning Friday morning with a new Ford for Mr. SAUNDERS of Herculaneum.

Mr. McCLANAHAN of Danby spent Monday in Festus at the bedside of his daughter Thelma who is ill with la grippe.

Ethel Puhan
ENGLAND, an excellent reader entertained quite an audience on Monday evening at the high school. The proceeds are to be used as a benefit for the Lyseum Fund for 1917-18.

H. B. DRAKE placed an order for a new model Ford to be delivered Friday.

Miss WOODLAND of Jennings, Missouri was a week end guest at the home of Mrs. Gabe BYRD.

Sam BOYCE of Plattin was in Festus Monday evening and attended the recital at the high school.

C. C. ENGLAND attended the hardware convention in
St. Louis on last Wednesday and Thursday. It was reported to be the largest hardware convention ever held under one roof in St. Louis.

Miss Helen LARG of
Potosi spent the week end with relatives here. She assisted in the ATKINSON recital.

The friends of Mrs. WEASE who has been in the
Farmington sanitarium for some time will be pleased to know of her recovery. She returned home Saturday and with her family is residing at Crystal City.

Missouri Foot Ball Year Makes Profit Of #11,076.00 ~
Gain Breaks Record of Former Season - Department Supports Self.

A total profit of #11,076.71 made the foot ball season of the University of Missouri the most profitable year in the gridiron sport that the department of athletics has ever had. The share of the University of Missouri from the Missouri-Kansas Thanksgiving game at Lawrence, Kansas, was $11,490.96.

~ Marriage Licenses ~

Geo. Lee ABRAMS ............
Fort Bliss, Texas.
Alice Henrietta WILLIAMS  ............
Crystal City

Chas. R. HENDERSON ............
St. Louis
Nellie WILLIAMS ............
Crystal City

Carl ABRAMS ............
Crystal City
M. PARSOSS? ............ Crystal City

Howard G. ESTUS  ............ 
Margaret A. CRAIG ............ Herculaneum

~ Ben BLEWETT Dead ~
Ben BLEWETT, Superintendent of Schools in St. Louis died suddenly in Washington, D. C., last week. He was there attending an educational meeting and was aroused by an attack on the patriotism of American womanhood. This he could not brook and while on the floor defending the womanhood of his country was stricken and fell unconscious and died almost immediately. The
St. Louis schools have furnished to the nation, men of ability and character, who in cabinet and elsewhere have demonstrated their ability. The schools of St. Louis are regarded the world over, as the very best in every particular and are excelled by none. Ben BLEWETT has been at the head of these schools for nine years and since the death of Prof. SOLDAN and that he has kept up the high standard of the schools must give him rank as one of the world’s most famous educators. His passing is a matter of more than usual interest to Jefferson County people for he married a daughter of the late C. B. PARSONS of this county. His wife died some years ago and devised to him her interest in the estate of Mr. PARSONS. The collateral inheritance tax paid on his interest in the PARSONS estate was $7,500. He was buried at Bonne Terre, St. Francois County by the side of his wife.

~ Maxville Items ~

Mr. and Mrs. James GREY and son Walter, who have been sick for the last week are able to get around again.

Mike GRIMM who was sick in bed with diphtheria last week is improving rapidly.

Arthur EHLERS who was also on the sick list is out again.

Mrs. WELDLE who was in bed for several weeks is up again.

Mrs. Jake BECHLER Jr. is reported very sick.

Frank ARNOLD walks the street with a big broad smile on his face - it’s a boy.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank BECKER of
St. Louis moved to the KOHR house.

The report is that Tom KIRK will also move to the country.

Hazel SIEDLER returned to her home Friday evening with her father but will return to
Maplewood early Monday  morning.

Peter FREDERITZI will give a masquerade ball at this hall, February 18, if you want to have a good time come.

Mrs. Peter FREDERITZI is spending a few days in
St. Louis with her father who is reported very ill, leaving her husband at home to do the cooking and James GRAY as milk-maid.

There has been quite a little moving done around here, George ARNOLD has moved to his father’s place, Louis, ARNOLD; Joe BECKER moved in with his father Hubert BECKER, and Willie BECKER moved to the TIEFENBRUN place.

Chas. MILLER, Charles GRIMM and Victor BECKER gave a dance at ZENTNER’s hall Sunday evening. There was a large crowd present and everybody seemed to have a good time.

~ Farm For Sale ~
I have 200 acres of good farm land in the Sandy Bottom on the LeMay Ferry road near
Goldman, Mo., I will sell any part of it from 40 acres to the whole tract, address owner.Sam J. MARSDEN, Hillsboro, Mo., Route 1

~ De Soto Items ~
Miss Gladys SERRIN of St. Louis visited with her grandmother, Mrs. John DUFFY Saturday and Sunday.Mrs. Nora FOSTER was in
St. Louis Friday.

The German-American Bank has decided to increase the capital stock of $15,000.00 to $30,000.00. This stock will be sold to friends of the bank who have long wanted to won an interest.

The first half of the school year is past. The grades of each class have been averaged and the Senior Class has the honors with a class average of 85 and six members on the honor roll. The Juniors average 82 and one on the honor roll. The Sophomores averaged 77. The Freshman have several on the honor roll and an average of 80. The following had no grades below 90: Wm. BERSHARDT, Beatrice HEYS, Arley INGALLS, Ray McKAY, Hazel FRECH, Mable AKINS, Violet BENSON, Martha May BOYER, Flossie HEYS and Crayton TURNER. The following had an average of 90 Lucille

Miss Elsie PYLE returned Sunday afternoon from a few days stay with her sister, Miss Mayme at

Ed KAUFMAN has purchased goods for his new store to be opened after a thorough renovating of the HAMEL building some time in February.

A number of the K. Ps. went to Festus Thursday night to attend the public installation of the officers of the K. of P. Lodge in that town.

Adam MUMMERT went to the city Monday night to see his sister who is on her way home from
Miami, Florida to Denver, Colorado and stopped off in St. Louis for a short stay with relatives.

Mr. WELLS, a prominent merchant of Bonne Terre has business here Wednesday of last week.

Hugh LLOYD and Son of St. Louis County was here to get his Ford automobile that was stolen and found by Less CUNNINGHAM on the road between De Soto and Victoria.

Frank MAHN is confined at his home with rheumatism.

Mrs. G. K. STEWART and Miss Esther KUCHANS entertained the members of the Monday Club Saturday night in a splendid manner. Dinner was served at
six o’clock and Mrs. Gibson had the book review.

Dave GOFF opened up his new store for business Monday morning.

Sunday was a beautiful day and a number of our citizens enjoyed an automobile ride to the county-seat.

Mrs. BURGESS was quite ill last week at her home on
Pratt Street.

The Missionary Society of the Presbyterian Church will meet with the President; Mrs. A. E. STOCKPING at her home on
South Fifth Street Tuesday afternoon.

The Van GELS have rented the JAMES property on
South Main Street.

Miss Leah STEWART returned to
Laurence, Kansas Sunday night. Miss STEWART was accompanied as far as St. Louis by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. K. STEWART.

Dr. G. A. AUERSWALD departed Sunday night for
Jefferson City.

The high school pupils will give a play at the Jefferson Theatre February 6th. The proceeds to be given to the library fund.

Mrs. Nora FOSTER is having her home repaired on
South 3rd Street.

Editor W. E. CROW is planning to publish a complete directory of
Jefferson County in the near future. D. B. KETCHUM is assisting him in gathering the material.

The ZORN building will be remodeled for the new bank that will be opened about the 1st of March.

The LENTEN season will be a campaign for “One to Win One” for Christ. The plans have been decided upon and all are expected to help in this work.

ROZIER’S Garage has a splendid new “Allen” machine for which they are agents.

Stanley, a young school boy 8 years of age, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. BRYAN died quite suddenly Wednesday evening from cerebral apoplexy. The funeral services were held at the 1st Baptist church Friday afternoons.

~ War Imminent ~
Germany has notified President WILSON, that beginning today, she will wage a ruthless submarine warfare, and warns neutrals to keep out of certain restricted zones. The general comment of the Press of the country is that it means severance of diplomatic relations between this country and Germany and possibly war.

Cedar Hill Road Meeting ~
An enthusiastic bunch of good roads boosters met at Cedar Hill Saturday night, January 27 at Heinemer’s Hall.

the meeting which was called to order by temporary chairman, Charles BRACKMAN. The meeting was organized by electing Chas. BRACKMAN, permanent chairman and J. H. PARKER, secretary.

The county courts and highway engineer were strongly commended by commended by several members for the start that has been made and the impression generally prevailed that
Jefferson County’s bond issue of one-half million dollars is in good hands.

As it never does any harm to ask for things it was voted that the entire number present consider itself a committee to visit the county court, February 4. Also it asked House Springs, Byrnesville, High Ridge and the remainder of township to join us in our visit.

A vote was taken as to whether the court would be asked to consider first the side roads or our main road, unanimously for Gravois and it was decided to ask the court.

It was decided to meet regularly the last Saturday night in each month at this place and to invite anyone interested in good roads to meet with us whether from Meramec Township or from anywhere else.Charles BRACKMAN, Chairman           J. H. PARKER, Secretary

~ House Springs Items ~
House Springs folks are all enjoying the good weather and continue to do some ‘Fording’.

The House Springs Debating Society organized the 26th, inst., and debated the subject, “Resolved, That Character is Influenced More Thru Influence than Heredity.”. Affirmative, Mrs. BONNECKAR, W. J. CLOVER, Miss HILL, and Albert WALLACH; Negative, G. E. BONNEKER, Roy LEE, A. G. NORTH and Johnnie BRIMMER. The discussion was very spirited on both sides and much enjoyed by the large audience. The judges were unanimously in favor of the affirmative. The next subject to be debated

February 9th, in., “Resolved, That National Prohibition Should Be Adopted”

This subject promises to be and interesting one as it is fast becoming a national issue. The speakers are divided as follows:

Affirmative; Mr. BONACKER, W. J. CLOVER, Johnnie BRIMMER, and Mr. A. WALLACK;

Negative; Mrs. BONACKER, Miss HILL, Mr. LEE and Mr. NORTH.

Al WEBER, our industrious butcher and trader is giving up farming and is going to follow butchering and trading exclusively. His rout lays towards and in
Eureka, Mo.

William SCHULZ of North House Springs, has left for
Detroit, Mich., where he expects employment and will probably locate there permanently later on.

Our little bank here is forging itself to the front thru the efforts of our capable and efficient cashier, H. F. WEBER.

The sick list here is gradually growing smaller.

The principle question here among neighbors, is, “How many eggs do you get per day and how much per dozen?”

Our business men are all talking prosperity.

Dr. J. V. DENNY of Morrelton, Dr. PARKER of Cedar Hill and his father, who is also a doctor passed thru our berg one day last week en route to
Jefferson City.

~ Sandy Items ~
Everything on
Sandy is moving along in a business way. Farmers are burning off pastures and are getting ready for farming.

A new mining company has been organized and have leased up all the ground they can get hold of in the neighborhood of the old
Sandy mines and the prospects look good for developments.

Our school is progressing at its usual high standard set three years ago under the management of our most able and worthy teacher, Miss Vivian GATY.

Miss Vivian GATY went to her home in
St. Louis last Friday evening to stay over until Sunday evening.

Mrs. Minerva CROSSMAN is thinking again of visiting her son in
Western Oklahoma where she visited last fall.

Mrs. L. E. ADAMS has just returned from a visit to her sister in
West Virginia.

Dr. L. E. ADAM’S horses ran away the other day, running from
Sandy Bridge to Thornton HENSLEY’s. No damage was done. Dock has a very fine team and should be more careful.

~ Entertainment ~
An entertainment and box supper will be given Sunday evening February appreciated. Come and bring your friends.              Lewis F. HILGERT, teacher

~ Fatal Shooting At Herculaneum ~
Young Man Killed as Result of Quarrel
Slayer Surrenders to Deputy Sheriff
Immediately after the Shooting.
Heydan WADSWORTH was shot at
Herculaneum in this county at about 10:30 o’clock Monday morning. He was shot by Ernest HEYS, 35 years old, chauffeur of that town. The shooting occurred on the principal business street of that town. After the shooting HAYES went to a near by restaurant from which point he sent word to Deputy Sheriff Willard LACKEY, that he wanted to see him. On the arrival of the deputy, HAYES informed him of the shooting, of which up to that time LACKEY was not aware. Friends of WADSWORTH rushed him on a train for the Alexian Bros. Hospital in St. Louis, where he died Tuesday morning as a result of his wounds.

WADSWORTH, according to the report of physicians was shot four times to the chest, right thigh and left arm but HAYES insists that he only fired three shots and investigation seems to corroborate him on this point.

HAYES was here Monday in custody of Deputy LACKEY and Sheriff CLARK and in appearance is a mild mannered man of rather pleasing appearance and yet withal, a man of considerable firmness. He was entirely non-comment on the cause of the difficulty. It is said that the parties quarreled some time before the shooting occurred and that the final tragedy grew out of the original cause. It is also stated that young
WADSWORTH was attentive to a daughter of Mr. HAYES, and that this was the probable and underlying cause of the tragedy. After it was ascertained that WADSWORTH was dead; HAYES, was taken to the county jail where he will remain pending further action by the authorities. Under the facts as given, it is extremely probable that he will be bound over to await the action of the Circuit Court without bond.

~ High Ridge Items ~
There are a number of cases of la grippe in this district.

St. Louis visited his aged parents who are in poor health.

August NOLLMAN purchased a new Ford last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Anton PFAFF have a new baby girl at their home.

A birthday surprise party was given Mrs. C. WERNER Friday evening.

Our literary meetings are certainly proving a success. Friday evening January 19, the house was crowded. The next debate will be Friday evening, February 2.  The subject is, “Resolved, That the Government Should Own and Operate the Railroads” Affirmatives, Mrs. BONNEKER, Andrew HILGERT, W. J. CLOVER; Negatives. G. E. BONNEKER, Roy LEE and Albert WALLUCK.

Last Friday evening a debate was held at House Springs. The question was; “Resolved, That character Owes more to Environment than Inheritances.

The affirmatives won. The next debate at House Springs will be Friday evening. February 9. The subject is “Resolve, That National Prohibition Should be Adopted” Affirmatives, , Mrs. BONNACKER, Arthur NORTH and Roy LEE, negatives G. E. BONNEKER, W. J. CLOVER, Albert WALLACH and Johnnie BRIMMER. Everybody is invited to attend these meetings. We have good speakers and are sure no one will regret attending.

Jefferson County Record
A Partnership composed of
John H. REPPY an Albertise C. REPPY.
John J. REPPY Editor
Albertise Coon REPPY, Associate Editor

Cards of Thanks - twenty-five cents; Resolutions, one dollar.
poetry, five cents per each six words
Subscription Price - One Year, $1.50
Six Months, .75 cents in advance
Hillsboro., MO., Thursday, February 1, 1917.

~ Hematite Items ~
P. C. McCORMICK [McCormack] and sister, Mrs. CREASEY entertained a few friends last Thursday evening. Music conversation and refreshments consisting of apples, candy, cake and float were enjoyed by all. Those present were J. H. PORTER and wife, Mrs. MAUK, Miss Edith LEONARD and J. R. ENGLAND and wife.

Mrs. Curtis RICHARDSON returned to her home last week after a few days visit with relatives at
Flat River.

Firman PARKER and wife are the proud parents of son number two. Congratulations. We have also heard of the arrival of a little daughter at the Plattin parsonage. More congratulations to Rev. WARD and wife.

S. A. SEAT enjoyed an automobile trip to Festus Sunday and a visit while there with his daughter, Mrs. JARVIS.

Elroy JANES of St. Louis County spent Saturday here with friends and relatives.

Big time planned for February 14th a peanut party and valentine social at the E. L. Hall. Everybody invited.

Mrs. Fritz WILLIAMS and two children visited Mrs. R. E. ENGLAND last Saturday.

Misses Marguerite and Evelyn IRWIN and Lucille HUMPHREY spent Saturday night and Sunday here with relatives.

Mrs. O’BRIEN and daughter Miss Corinne from Kennett are visiting the ACKLEYs.

Dr. KERSHAW and daughter Miss Madeline and Misses BRECK and SHRIFF of St. Louis spent Sunday on the KERSHAW farm.

Miss Alice ENGLAND will entertain the members of the Ladies’ Aid Thursday afternoon.

R. E. ENGLAND, J. TIERNEY, A. A. SMITH and June KELLER attended Masonic Lodge at Festus Tuesday night January 23.

Holladay] of Festus, Sunday-ed in our town. He was the guest of A. A. SMITH and wife.

Drs. CLARK and John ACKLEY of
St. Louis spent Monday here with home folks.

Charles RICHARDSON and Mitchell SPARKS were DeSoto visitors Monday.

Our gravel machine put out three cars of gravel Monday.

Norman LEONARD of
De Soto spent Saturday night here with home folks.

Don’t forget the social February 14, given by the members of the Ladies’ Aid of the
Methodist Church.

Mrs. MAUK and Miss Edith LEONARD entertained last Saturday evening with music, Rook and Som’r set. A delightful evening was spent. Delicious homemade candy was served.

ENGLAND is suffering with an attack of lumbago.

J. TIERNEY and family visited relatives near Morse Mill Saturday and Sunday.

~ Tuberculosis is Most Widespread Disease ~
Has Many Forms - Consumption, The Germs of Which are in the Spittle, The Most Common.

Tuberculosis is the most widespread of all dangerous diseases. Every year it causes upward of 200,000 deaths in the
United States. The most common form of tuberculosis is in the lung, where it is known under the name of consumption.

Tuberculosis may affect and part of the body, according to Dr. M. P. RAVENEI of the department of preventive medicine of the
University of Missouri. It produces meningitis in children which is invariably fatal, hip joint disease and curvature of the spine. The so called hunch back is almost always tuberculosis of the spinal column.
The affection which we used to call scrofula, manifested by enlarged glands about the angle of the jaw, is also tuberculosis.

Consumption is not only the most common form of the disease but is also the form which is most contagious. In it the lung breaks down in to abscesses. These abscesses open into the nearest bronchial tubes and the germ are thrown out in the spit which the patient raises. Every twenty-four hours a well advanced case of consumption throws out in the spit about three billion consumption germs. This is the reason why health officers are so seriously fighting the spitting habit. Spitting is not only a dirty habit, but a dangerous one.

Tuberculosis is common in milch cattle, and it has been thoroughly proven that many children are infected by drinking the milk from diseased cows. For this reason, it is important that all cows giving milk for human use should be free from the disease. This When carried out by a competent man is best done by a tuberculin test. The test is extremely accurate and detects the disease in a very early stage when it can not be found out by any other known means.

In human beings the disease is spread from one person to another through coughing sneezing and spitting. It is, therefore, of the utmost importance that person suffering from consumption should cover the mouth or nose always when they cough or sneeze. This is best done by a paper handkerchief, which can be put into a bag and burned. The spit which they raise should also be burned. Excellent and cheap paper cups are made for this purpose. The educated and careful consumptive is not a danger to those around him, but where care is not taken, the disease is spread from one person to another in the household.

~ Educational ~
The teachers of Central township will meet at
Hillsboro February 3, at 10:00 a.m. The next book studied in reading circle work will be “Essays for College English”. The following is the program:

Discussion on Chapter I. The new Farming Generation, Mrs. A. P. DAVIS.

Discussion on Chapter II. Country Life Problems. F. C. EAVES.

Paper on Chapter III. Conditions and Needs of Country Life, A. R. YOUNG

Discussion on Chapter IC.
Social Center, Miss Saidee MORSE

Paper on Chapter V.
The Rural Reformation. Miss Mabel PARTNEY.

Discussion on Chapter VI. Problems of Rural Social Life, A. P. DAVIS.Earl J. HAMRICK, Vice-Pres.

~ Farmers Committee Visits Lead Belt ~
Fred T. REINEMER, John F. WILLIAMS, George KIDD, Louis BOHLE and Edwin REINEMER left here Tuesday morning for a visit to the Lead Belt. They represented the Farmers Protective Association of Jefferson County and went down to see what was being done to keep the slush from the mines out of
Big River. They visited all the principal mines of the county and found that the mine owners were making efforts to control the matter. Some of the mines have the matter under complete control now and the committee was shown that the other companies were busily engaged in preparation to control the matter.

~ Public Sale! ~
at the Arthur McKEAN farm East of Morse Mill on 17th day of February, 1917, I will sell the following property:
For 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 narrow, 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 3,

~ For
Sale ~
2 good work horses, J. WALDORF, Kimmswick, Route,

~ 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 [...]       A. J. WESSLER, Administrator

~ Weather Forecast ~
Forecast for the week beginning Sunday, January 28, 1917. For the Plains States and Upper Mississippi Valley: Local snows are probable Sunday and Monday, followed by generally fair and decidedly cooler weather Tuesday; the cold will continue until the close of the week. Snow is again probable about Thursday.

~ Announcement ~
All box-suppers, pie suppers and gathering 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.

~ M. W. A. Ball ~
Given by Kimmswick Camp Number 299
Admission Gents 50 Cents, Ladies Free
Saturday Evening, Feb 3rd
Lunch and other refreshments in abundance.
Reminder, it is the aim of the Woodmen to show everybody a pleasant time. A floor drill by the M. W. A. Resters and Liberty Camp (R. N. A.) will be interesting feature of the evening.

~ All Over
Jefferson ~
Everybody has the grippe or a bad cold.

H. F. WEBER and family visited relatives at
Hillsboro Sunday.

WANTED, team of young gentle mules, apply
box 397, De Soto, Mo., pd

Louis J. ADAMS and wife were in
Hillsboro Tuesday greeting friends and attending to business matters.

Mrs. Harry MEERS came down last week for a visit to her aunts, PARKINSON AND BUCHANNAN. She returned to the city Tuesday.

The Associate Editor has the grippe or rather the grippe has the Associate Editor and if our local columns are scant this week, you can guess the reason.

We call attention to the advertisement of Otto HUBELI who is prepared to contract for and do any sort of work in sheet metal you may require. It appears in this week’s issue.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles HERMAN of
De Soto are visiting Mrs. HERMAN’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles HEMME. Mr. HERMAN is figuring on some building work contemplated in Hillsboro in the near future.

Newport, Arkansas, Thomas B. EAVES and Roscoe B. JONES were Hillsboro visitors Tuesday. Mr. EAVES recently negotiated a sale of the Aug. BUCHOLZ farm near De Soto to Mr. NELLIGAN for $17,000.00. Mr. NELLIGAN is purchasing this place for a home and expects to bring his family here in about 60 days.

The Farmers Educational and Cooperative Union of America met in
Hillsboro Saturday January 27, 1917. They met behind closed doors and we are unable to report any of their proceedings, although there were many flying rumors as to their actions. They, however gave out that they would hold a public meeting February 10, 1917, at one o’clock p.m. at Hillsboro and all the public were invited to attend.

Samuel GRIFFITH, a brother of our townsman, Walter GRIFFITH arrived in
Hillsboro last Friday with his wife and three boys for a short visit to his brother, after which he will visit his mother in Washington County. Mr. GRIFFITH is a prosperous farmer of near Two Dot, Montana. Many of our readers will remember that Robert and Gilbert McFARLAND are located at Two Dot and Mr. GRIFFITH who is a cousin to the McFARLANDs reports that the boys are prospering. After visiting his mother Mr. GRIFFITH expects to return to Two Dot to his ranch which is located about thirteen miles from Two Dot, a short distance in Montana.

Mr. and Mrs. Jos. J. HOEKEN were called to
St. Louis last Friday on account of the serious condition of Mrs. Isella DONNELL, Mrs. HOEKEN’s sister. Mrs. DONNELL has been operated on at the Barnes Hospital in St. Louis for some sort of paralysis of the face and throat. Mrs. HOEKEN is still in St. Louis with her sister and Joe is getting along the best he can with Albert as chef. Bert says that they are having some meals at his house, but Joe is not extending his hospitality with his usual lavish hand, in the absence of Mrs. HOEKEN. The last reports from Mrs. DONNELL indicated an improvement.

Eugene C. EDGAR was a
Hillsboro visitor yesterday.

James BOUGHTON and Horace B. FRAZIER were in
St. Louis Monday.

Sale: Eagle generator, gas plant, good condition, cheap, SWENTNER? and YOUNG, Fenton, Mo.

Elliot LANHAM, who is working at
Crystal City has been home for a few days rest and recreation. Elliot is a deserving young man and is making good at Crystal City.

Col. Thomas M. LANHAM has departed from the
village of Hillsboro. Life was too tame for the Col. in this town and he proposed to liven things up some. After a small trial, the Colonel decided that he was mistaken in his ideas and that what he needed was a bigger town. He departed Monday, bound for Kansas which is a dry state. We know the Colonel and we hardly expect him to remain in Kansas.

Mrs. T. E. SCHNEIDER, son and daughter returned from
East St. Louis where they have been visiting Mrs. SCHNEIDER’s brother, Edward WILLIAMS, who is the Post Office of that City. While away John Sebastian SCHNEIDER was quite seriously ill, but is now in good health except for the fact that he is now undergoing an attack of tonsillitis.

Frank FRAZIER, the Chesterfield of Jefferson County printers is going to Ironton to assist in getting out the Register during the absence of Eli D. AKE who is taking a vacation. Well, he deserves a vacation. Well among the sages of the fraternity in Southeast Missouri, he gets out one of the most readable papers in his field, which is somewhat limited but the flow of language and the genius of the Editor is never absent from its columns. We wish Bro. Eli joy on his trip.

Wm. Christian FISCHER, Nick DIEHL and Henry SCHOEN were in town last week. Mr. FISCHER was here investigating American methods of doing business. He served a year in the German army and his passports to this country show that they are finally signed across the seas on
May 9th, 1916. He came over here and rented a farm and supposed he was paying rent for the time he occupied it but found that his lease antedated his arrival in this country and was dated March 1st, 1916. Naturally Mr. FISCHER has his doubts about the integrity of our American citizens. He is however a very intelligent man and speaks English better than many citizens born here and of course will learn that on the average we are pretty good fellows.

A letter from our friend McALLISTER the genial Hibernian, who declared himself, Orangeman to the marrow, follows:
Jefferson County Record:
How I miss you, (together with the fact that I want my money’s worth) please change address from Hillsboro to 6118 Clayton Ave., St. Louis and when time comes to send you another remittance, I’ll be there.
Very respectfully,

We miss Mack about town and we sincerely hope that he will fulfill his promise and come back and build that nice bungalow on the finest building site in Jefferson County; that on the right of the Hillsboro and Victoria gravel road, just before you reach the big hill, as you travel South.

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 are 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.

~ Jack For Sale ~
Seven years old fourteen hands high heavy horse, a sure foal getter, will trade for young mare or mule, apply Chas. F. WAHLBOLD, Hillsboro, Mo., Route 3.

~ 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., Ex, or Cur. -  Kind of Set.

Monday, February 26th, 1917, - First Day
BRADLEY, Daniel A. a minor .... Thomas J. BRADLEY; and C  ... Annual
BERRY, Minors ..... Edmund KERRUISK?, Cur ..... Annual
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
BAILEY, Wilson W. deceased  .... J. I. BAILEY, Adm. ... Final
7. BAGO, Clara, deceased  .... J. A. BAGE, Ex.  ..... Final
BYRD, G. W., deceased  ..... Margaret M. BYRD & R. E. BYRD, Exe.
9. BURDS, John William, dec  .... Laura C. BURDS, Ex.  ....  Semi-annual
BUECHTING, Louise, dec  ... Herman BUECHTING, Ex.   .... Semi-annual
BLACKWELL, Wm., dec  .... Wm. BLACKWELL, Jr. Adm.  .... Semi-an
12. BROWN, John, dec... Caroline BROWN, Admx.   ......Semi-an
13. BAUR, Frank A. dec  ..... Chatarine BAUR, Ex..... Semi-annual
CHOTT, Albert, dec  ... John CHOTT, Ex..... Final

Tuesday, February 27th, 1917, - Second Day
COYLE, Mary, dec  .... G. A. WENOM, Ex.   ..... Final
CRAFT, Mary A. dec  .... Elijah BURGESS, Ex.   .....Semi-annual
17. CAMPBELL, Minnie, dec  ..... Michael S. CAMPBELL, Adm. Semi-annual
18. DONNELLY, Else, Huck and Frank .... A. G. MEDLEY, G and C  .... Annual
DIPPAL, Jacob, dec .... Henry DIPPAL, Ex  ... Final
DICKINSON, Walter L., dec  .... Sarah E. DICKINSON, Ex. ..... Final
DOUOVAN, J. F., dec  ..... Julius DONOVAN, admx.   ......Final [spelled differently]
22. DICKHUT, Fred, dec  .... A. G. MEDLEY, P. Ad  ........Semi-annual
23. ENGLEBACH, John  .... Dora ENGLEBACH, Admx  .... Semi-an
24. ENGLEBACH, Louis.... Harold ENGLEBACH, Ex.   ....Annual
25. ECKLE minors  .... John W. ECKLE, cur ... Annual
26. EVRARD, Louis J., dec ... Eliza Jane EVRARD, admx.   .... Final
GRAHAM, Charles E., a minor ... J. W. PATTERSON, G. and C. ... Final
GUICKWITZ, Robert, a minor ... J. F. WALTHER, G. and S.  .... Annual
HAGUE, George, dec ... P. S. TERRY, adm. .... Final


Wednesday, February 28, 1917, - Third Day
HASTINGS, P. M. , dec.... J. W. HASTINGS, Adm. .... Final
HUSKEY, Della S., dec .... Albert AGER, Adm.   .....Semi-annual
32. HEMME, Kate, dec  ... John F. MEIER, Ex. ....Semi-annual
33. KARTE, John Frederich Carl, dec.... Martha KARTE, Ex . .... Final
LEWIS, minors  .... R. B. JONES, Cur. ... Annual
LEONARD, Rose Catherine, dec ... Rudolph LEONARD, Ex.  ... Semi-annual
MARTIN, Vianna, dec.... D. D. McLANE, Ex.   ....Final
37. MILES, Alex, dec .... Alice MILES, Admx. .... Final
MAHONEY, M. D. dec ..... E. J. MAHONEY, Adm. ....Final
Elizabeth, dec .... C. MARSDEN, Adm. ....Final
40. MOORE, Jesse Wm., dec....
Florence B. MOORE, Admx  ... Final

Thursday, March 1st, 1917, - Fourth Day
MELTON, George, dec ... A. G. MEDLEY, Adm. de bonis non.... Fi.
42. MAUPIN, Stanley, a minor .... W. W. MAUPIN, G. and C .......
MUNSON, Cordelia, dec .... Ida E. WILLS, Ex. ..... Final
McMULLIN, Minors .... F. E. McMULLIN, G. and C. .....Annual
McMULLIN Minors ... Archie McMULLIN, G. and C.  ... Annual
McELWAINE Minors... Mary McELWAINE, G. and C. ... Annual
[47. not listed]
48. McMULLIN Harry a minor ....  John L. McMULLIN, G. and C. ..... Annual
McCARTY, Minors..... William McCARTY, G. and C. ..... Annual
McCARTY, W. B., a minor.... Emmet McCARTY, G. and C. Annual
NANSEL, William, dec .....  Geo. VOGT, Adm. ..... Final
POHLMAN, Annie, insane.... A. G. MEDLEY, Guar...... Annual

Friday, March 2nd, 1917, - Fifth Day.
53. PUCKETT, James Allen, dec.. Edmund KERRUISH, Ex.  ... Final
PARKER, Elijah T., dec ...  H. Ellis VAUGHN, Ad. de bonis non...Fi.
55. REMICK minors .. R. B. BOYER, G. and C. .....Annual
RUESS, Edward Simon, dec... Mary RUESS, Admx. .... Semi-annual
SCHWALBERT Minors  ... Wm. SCHWALBERT, Cur.... Annual
SCHUBEL, Henry Louis, dec   ....F. E. SCHUBEL, Adm.  .... Final
STATZEL, Hannah, dec   .... A. G. MEDLEY, Adm.   .....Annual
60. SCHMIDT, August   .... George MAHN, Ex.   ....Semi-Annual
61. SAFFELL, Samuel E., dec   .... Bessie SAFFELL, Admx  ... Final
62. SCHULZ, Bruno, dec   .... Ludwig SCHULZ, Adm..... Final
TSCHUMPERT, Peter, insane  .... Felix LEUTZINGER, Guar . Annual

Saturday, March 3rd, 1917, - Sixth Day.
64. TULLOCK, John W., dec   ..... Mary TULLOCK, Admx.   ....Final
65. TULLOCK, Walter, dec   .... J. E. TULLOCK, Adm.  ...Final
WILSON, Minors   .... Jennie WILSON, Cur.   .... Annual
WILLIAMS, Harriet, dec   ....E. D. SMITH, Adm   ....Final
68. WHALEY, Harvey, dec   ...Arthy WHALEY, Admx   ...Final
WYNN, Mathew, dec   ....Magdaline WYNN, Exx.   ....Final
70. WEAVER, John I., dec   ....Mrs. E. AA. WEAVER, Adm.  .... Annual
WHITESIDES, Naomi, dec   ...G. A. WENOM, Adm.   ....Final
72. YATES, Ramond, a minor   ....Arthy WHALEY, Curx. ... Annual
J. P. MILLER, Judge of Probate Court

~ Notice of Final Settlement ~
All creditors and others interested in the estate of Alex MILES, deceased [...]
Mrs. Alice MILES, Administratrix

~ Notice of Final Settlement ~
All creditors and others interested in the estate of Cordelia MUNSON, deceased [...]
Ida E. WILLS, Executrix

~ Notice of Final Settlement ~
All creditors and others interested in the estate of Naomi WHITESIDES, deceased [...]
G. A. WENOM, Administrator, de bonis non

~ Notice of Final Settlement ~
All creditors and others interested in the estate of Mary COYLE, deceased [...]
G. A. WENOM, Executor

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

~ 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.

~ Notice of Final Settlement ~
State of
Missouri, County of Jefferson, ss.
In the matter of the Estate of Charles F. GRAHAM, formerly a minor, J. W. PATTERSON, guardian and curator. In the Probate Court of Jefferson County
To Charles F. GRAHAM:
You are herby notified that on the 27th day of February, 1917, being the 2nd day of February term, 1917, of the Probate Court of the County of Jefferson, or as soon thereafter as I can be heard at said Court, I will make to and with said court, my final settlement as guardian and curator of the estate of Charles E. GRAHAM, minor heir of Elijah GRAHAM, deceased, that a just and true exhibit of the account between myself and said ward has been made and filed in said Probate Court.
Dated this 19th day of January, 1917
J. W. PATTERSON, Guardian and Curator

Money to Loan on first deeds of trust, apply Mrs. Theresa KLEINSCHMIDT,
Hillsboro, Mo.

~ Real Estate Transfers ~
Edmund KERRUISH, Ex. S. T. WAGGENER, et al to F. J. PRATTE, lots 3, 4 and 5 block 1 BERRY AND WAGGENERS add to Festus, $295.00.

The F. E. and C. U. of A. to Cyrus CURTIS and wife, 1-2 acre, sec 31-40-3, $50.00

James KYLE and wife to Jas. H. COUCH, lots 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18, block 24, RATHBURN’s corrected addition to De Soto, $300.00

Mary I. HOYT and husband to E. R. BAGE, interest in estate of the late Theo. BAGE, real and personal and all other interest she owns in said property, $500.00

Dennis W. CARROLL to Wm. M. GOFFNEY and wife, lots 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and part of lot 12 in block 5, RICE addition to De Soto, $1400.00

Clarence LaPLANT and wife to Fred J. PRATTE, lot 2 block 1 BERRY and WAGGENER’s addition to Festus, $125.00

M. S. SEPT and wife to Emmett S. DUMM and wife, lot 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6

George MAHN and wife to Milton CRAWFORD’S subdivision
De Soto $800. Philips and wife, N. E. 1/4 N. E. 1/4, 12-39-4, $1400.00

Wm. E. HAMILTON to I. W. HAMILTON, lot S, block 2 De Soto and lot 2 N. W. 1/4 E. of branch, 5-38-4, $1.00 etc.

J. D. DeBUCHANANNE, et al to M. R. & B. T. Ry. Co., 27 acres in U. S. Survey 288-41-6, $5,000.00.

Elias METTS by trustee to Lulu MOSS 40 acres, Sec 11-41-4, $475.00.

Pittsburg Plate Glass Co. to Ada THOMPSON, lot 432
Crystal City, $150.

~ Notice of Final Settlement ~
All creditors and others interested in the estate of J. W.  TULLOCK, deceased [...]
Mrs. Mary TULLOCK, Administratrix

~ 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.
County Clerk

Estate of Ann BOOTHE, of unsound mind.
S. T. HAVERTICK, W. B. HENTCHER and R. B. JONES appointed to appraise real estate.

R. COXWELL and Sons allowed $161 against estate of August SEYPOHLTOWSKY

$195.50 allowed against estate of Juanita LEWIS for support and education.

Sale of real estate of Ann BOOTHE, a person of unsound mind reported and ordered to remain on file ten days.

Report of purchase of real estate for estate of Ann BOOTHE, a person of unsound mind received and approved.

In the matter of the estate of Sam BYRNES. Judgment in favor of estate of Sam BYRNES against R. A. FRAZIER, compromised by delivery of law library to estate and order sale made and approved.

Demand of Lewis BRACKMAN against estate of August SEYPOHLTOWSKY for $5.20 allowed.

Claim of J. H. GRUETER vs. Estate of John B. GRUETER for $1610.73 set for trial February 3.

Bank of Hillsboro allowed $1619.00 against estate of G. E. MARSDEN.

Letters of Administration on estate of John G. PLACK granted to A. J. WESSLER.

O. E. HENSLEY granted $24.00 against estate of Mary A. CRAFT.

Estate of John B. KEEN, deceased. Will filed and proven January 25 and letters with all annexed granted to Minerva KEEN who qualified.

Demands allowed against estate of Wm. SCHULZ; G. M. MOCKBEE $9.35, and Bank of Hillsboro $10.00

Inventory and appraisement list in estate of George KIDD filed and approved.

Inventory and appraisement list in estate of Levi SCOTT filed and approved.

In the matter of the sale of real estate in estate of Wilson BAILEY approved.

Inventory and appraisement list in estate of M. F. HERRINGTON filed and approved.

Inventory and appraisement list in estate of Selma HERRINGTON, a minor filed and approved.

Estate of Andrew FLEIG will filed proven admitted to Probate and letters Testamentary granted to Barbara FLEIG without bond.

~ 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 [...]
Nick ROESCH, Executor

~ For Sale ~
Ten tons of red clover hay, loose. Scale on place, apply Judson POUNDS, Morse Mill,

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

~ Advertisements found in this issue ~

Castoria - For Infants and Children
In Use for Over 30 Years
Always bears the Signature of Chas. H. FLETCHER

Prince Albert tobacco
R. J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO CO., Winston-Salem, N. C.

St. Louis Daily Globe Democrat

Picture Shop

Hall’s Catarrah Cure, Frank J. CHENEY

Kristin Stump Puller

Dr. W. H. G. WHITE, Dentist
De Soto, Missouri

Dodge Brothers Motor Car
The J. W. DUGAN Automobile Co.
Herculaneum, Missouri

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

Henry HURTGEN & Sons.
First Class Horse Shoers
All kinds of machinery repaired on short notice, Try us and see,
Automobiles Repaired

Buy Your Keen Kutter Tools etc.
from R. A. MARSDEN
Dealer in General Merchandise Harness, Shoes etc
Hillsboro, Mo

Sheet Metal, Roofing
Otto HUBELI, Hillsboro, Mo.

Albert MILLER, Attorney at Law, Hillsboro, Missouri

Fred J. MEYER, House Mover, Jefferson Barracks, Mo., Route No. 10

L. A. CHAMBERLIN, Dentist, De Soto, Mo.

Adrian STEEL, Lawyer, De Soto, Missouri

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

Bank of Kimmswick, Kimmswick, Mo.
C. H. GERARD, President
M. ZIEGLER, Vice President
G. A. WENOM, Cashier

People’s Bank of De Soto

The Jefferson Trust Company, Hillsboro, Mo.

GERARD Milling Company, Kimmswick

The Big Brick Store, J. W. ECKLE,
Hillsboro, MO