Jefferson County Record, Hillsboro, Mo
February 15, 1917

~ Road Overseers Are Appointed ~
Several Assessments Lowered And Many Accounts Allowed. Luke GENDRON sent to
State Hospital.

Last week’s items stated “Land and Personal assessment presented by N. C. EAVES,
County Assessor, examined and rejected by Court.” Should have read “Examined and Accepted” and turned over to County Clerk. We make this correction in justice to Mr. EAVES.

~Road Overseers Appointed~
2. N. E. DIEHL
3. Wm. DIEHL
4. John FRANK
8. Chas. BOEMLER
9. Christ FRANK
10. A. A. YATES
11 Henry PREPPER
[# 13. not listed]
14. Anton KOHLER
15. Frank EIKEMEYR
16. Frank DANERMAN
17. Ferdinand WEBER
18. Fred HEITMAN
19. John GEANEY
21. Henry D. EGERS
22. W. L. WILSON
24. Wm. MILLER
26. Wm. DIERKS
27. W.
[ #’s 28. & 29. not listed]
31. Fred HUBER
32. Jos. KING
[ # 33. not listed]
34. Robt. KIDD

36. Lawson LEE
37. L. N. ADAMS
38. K. W. MILLER
39. Chas. HENRY
40. Frank HUSKEY
42. Silas WILLIAMS
43. Joseph JAMES
44. A. P. BOOTH
45. Len WIBBLE
46. Jos. RYAN
47. H. A. LUBN
48. E. E. GRAHAM
49. Thos. L. JOHNSON
50. Andrew JOHNSON
52. Emil SIEBELS
54. Justus WILSON
55. Chas. NULL
56. M. J. GROB
57. J. F. BROWN
58. Louis CANEPA
59. C. R. McCLAIN
62. Ed. L. FINK
64. Peter LEE
65. E. M. BERRY
66. J. H. MORSE
68. W. S. BOYCE
69. A. W. MORSE
70. Joseph WHALEY
Eugene WILEY

Merchants, Fox, Festus, Glass ordered stricken off for 1916.

Ed. F. RUCK valuation on 242 acres of land corrected to $1,000 for 1916.

Luke GENDRON ordered sent to hospital No. 4 as county patient.

Chas. L. BUSCH authorized to furnish lumber to floor one half main span of
Bald Hill Bridge.

Court with Hillsboro Town Board elects Ed. L. HINSON as
County Commissioner for Hillsboro special road district for a term of three years.

N. C. EAVES’ offer of $10 for old Royal typewriter accepted.

Eugene HEILAND appointed Court House janitor for $37.50 per month.

Accounts Allowed.

State Hospital No. 4, acct. Luke GENDRON ............. $78.00
State Hospital No. 4, board inmates  ............. $187.50
State Hospital No. 1, board inmates  ............. $34.50
R. E. BYRD, sal and mil  ............. 26.50
Christ MILLER, sal and mil ............. 26.80
Frank PERKINS, sal and mi ............. 26.80
Treasurer’s settlement filed and approved
County warrants redeemed ............. 31,254.12
Stenographer’s script ............. 396.73
Jury ............. 983.35
Interest on warrants ............. 1, 280.26
Total county Rev  ............. 33,920.96

Road and bridge warrants red.  ............. 12,014.30
Road and construction .............
Permanent Road
............. 98.25
Road dist ............. 880.50
Road dragging script  ............. 81.00
[end of column 2 added here]
De Soto special road dist  .............  1884.24
Festus spec. road dist  ............. 3,058.50
Hillsboro spec road dist  ............. 237.03
Witness script  ............. 111.25
total  ............. 65, 562.51
School Warrants  ............. 3,708.37
County Court
adjourned to February 15, 1917.

~ De Soto Items ~

Walter BLACK and family of Silica, were here Sunday the guests of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. STUCKING.

Mrs. FINLEY, who has been in
Cape Girardeau for some time, arrived home last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Press KENNETH and daughter Rebekah returned to
St. Louis, the first of the week after a several days stay in our town.

Skating has been quite good as the cold weather continues.

Sol HOHENTHAL has a new Super Six Hudson which is a very fine car.

The D. A. R. will celebrate Washington’s birthday by giving a colonial tea at the Elk’s club room.

Mr. and Mrs. MELVILLE were the guests of their children in
St. Louis for several months, returning home Monday morning.

It is reported that we may have a dry current in the near future and that is what the people of
De Soto have been wanting for a long time.

A fire in our city Sunday morning destroyed Mr. O. F. MEEK’s Dry Goods Store and Mrs. CRAWFORD’s flat above the tailor and shoe shop and damaged the fixtures of the People’s bank as well as the offices above the bank. Mrs. CRAWFORD carries no insurance but the others mentioned were partly insured. It is reported that the MEEK store will be rebuilt, but not the entire building as it was before for the present. Everyone sympathizes with all concerned in their losses. The fire department deserves great credit for their good work.

The bible class will meet with Mrs. Dan ROUGGLY on
Fifth Street Wednesday afternoon.

The Presbyterian ladies will give their annual chicken pie dinner at the church February 22.

Mr. and Mrs. HULL assisted by Mrs. HULL’s mother, Mrs. GRANT, entertained the members of the Rebekah lodge last Thursday night in honor of Mr. HULL’s birthday. Old Santa left a new player piano at this home and the music added much to the enjoyment of the occasion.

Howard ROBERTSON has charged of the Y. M. C. A. affairs since Mr. THOMPSON has left
De Soto.

Mr. and Mrs. A. D. WILLIAMS have rented the MITCHIM property next to Mrs. Jennie JONES and will move their household goods from
St. Louis soon. Mr. and Mrs. WILLIAMS who left De Soto in the early fall to make their home have had poor health and decided to return here to make their home among their old friends.

Dr. WHITE is talking of buying an Allen car this spring. Joe RODGERS is the agent.

Little Dorothy SAPPER has been quite ill the past week.

Chas. LEWIS of Fletcher sold 80 fine hogs recently for $2,012.65. Who can beat the record for hugs ten months old?

Attorney Adrian STEELE who moved his office over the People’s Bank just two days before the fire had some of his law books damaged by smoke and water.

The St. Mary’s circle of the Episcopal Church gave an entertainment February 13th. A good musical program was rendered and refreshments were sold.

The fifty-third birthday of the Knights of Pythias will be observed at the K. of P. hall Monday evening, February 19th.

The “Go to Church Sunday” in
De Soto will be February 25th.

W. C. STONE and L. L. MASON went to
Texas last week on a business trip.

Miss Flora WEBB spent last week with her brother Ed and family at Fredericktown.

Mr. and Mrs. A. E. STOCKING spent Thursday and Friday of last week in
St. Louis.

~ Card of Thanks ~
We desire to extend our heartfelt thanks to our friends and neighbors for their faithful and loyal help during the illness and death of father and husband.
Agnes CLOVER and Children

~ For Sale ~
One dark bay horse, six years old this spring, sixteen hands high, works double or single, and is gentle.  Can be seen at my stable at
Horine, Mo.  Address John H. YESBURG, Muse Mercantile Co., 6th and Boyd Streets, De Soto, Mo.

~ Farmers Condemn Removal Of Court Term To
De Soto ~
F. E. and C. U. of A. Meet In
Hillsboro to Discuss Road And Other Public Questions. Resolutions Against Removal of Court Adopted.

At a meeting of the Farmers’ Co-Operative Union of America held at the Court House in
Hillsboro, February 10, 1917, the meeting was presided over by Sterling P. MOTHERSHEAD with A. Thos. BAKEWELL, Secretary. The meeting was called to discuss road matters, the bond issue and other things vital to t he interest of the farmers.

On the subject of how the bond money is spent Judge Rome BYRD was called and questioned by George W. HODGES of
De Soto. He told the farmers that each township would “receive its pro rata share of the bond money. He told farmers that the court did not expect to expend the money under the contract system, but intended to give as much work as possible to the farmers themselves where the court was assured they would get a dollar’s worth of work for a dollar expended. Bridge work, surfacing and completing roads, the Court expected to have done by contract.

A resolution was offered by Sterling P. MOTHERSHEAD that a subscription list be circulated pledging the subscribers to pay the amounts set opposite their respective names or such portion there of as should be required to investigate the sets of the court and the legality of their action in the matter of the bond issue. This may not be the exact terms of the resolution but is the substance. After some discussion in which Hon. Homa WEAVER of
Rush Tower took a prominent part in opposition to the resolution it was voted down overwhelmingly.

A resolution was then unanimously adopted which was in effect an endorsement of the Court and a pledge of loyalty to them in their efforts to serve the county. Rev. Jasper HAMRICK then offered the following resolutions and briefly but forcibly stated the reasons for their adoptions.

James G. BERKELY of
De Soto was then called and gave his reasons why the resolutions should be defeated.

The question being called for the resolutions were unanimously adopted although there were prominent businessmen and citizens from
De Soto present they either voted for the resolution or were ashamed to vote against them. The sentiment among all the farmers with whom we discussed the matter was without exception in opposition to the proposed law.

The following is the full text of the resolutions offered and adopted:

WHEREAS, Dr. G. A. AUERSWALD, the representative from Jefferson county has introduced a bill in the legislature at Jefferson City, known as House Bill No. 582 and Senate Bill No. 430, providing for the removal of the January Term of the Circuit Court of Jefferson County from
Hillsboro to De Soto; and

WHEREAS, this bill, should it become a law, will in truth and in fact establish two separate and distinct Circuit Courts in Jefferson county, which will cause delay in securing Justice, increase the cost of litigation and materially reduce the usefulness of the Circuit Court of Jefferson county; and

WHEREAS, said bill provides that the County pay for the renting, furnishing and keeping of a court room, a Circuit Clerk’s office, a Sheriff’s office, a library and jury room; that the Circuit Clerk appoint a deputy who shall be required to keep his office in De Soto and who would be paid by the County; and

WHEREAS, the furnishing of said pence of five or six thousand dollars the first year and from Two to Three Thousand Dollars per year afterward, in addition to the regular expense of the county, no required, and

WHEREAS, The County revenue of the County is now overdrawn to the amount of Ten Thousand Dollars and the burden of taxes is already very heavy upon the tax payers and we fail to see how the citizens of the county can possibly receive any benefits out of the passage of this bill except a few favored sons, and

WHEREAS, Hillsboro, the County Seat, is centrally located, is very accessible and has a Court Room sufficient for present requirements;

THEREFORE be it resolved that the Farmers of Jefferson County in mass meeting assembled, that it is the sense of this meeting that this bill is against the interests of the tax payers of Jefferson County, as a whole; that a very large majority of the tax payers are opposed to the passage of this bill and that we respectfully ask the members of the House of Representatives and of the Senate to use their best endeavors in the defeat of this bill.

A. Thomas BAKEWELL, Secretary
Representing the F. E. & C. U. of A.,
Hillsboro, Missouri, February 10th, 1917.

~ Big Fire in
De Soto MEEK’s Store Burns ~
Several Others are Damaged. Owner of Building Has No Insurance.

A fire broke out in
De Soto very late Saturday night or Sunday morning. It was in the block in which the People’s Bank is located. The store of O. F. MEEKS was completely wiped out. DEMETRY’s tailor shop was also pretty near cleaned out as was also the shoe shop owned by a Mr. KRAUS. The Times was seriously threatened with destruction and suffered some loss in removing its plant into the street but the building in which its plant is located was no so badly damaged as to prevent their moving back. Mrs. S. W. CRAWFORD who owns the building and whose home has been up stairs over these buildings suffered the greatest loss. Her furniture and even the buildings were wholly uninsured. It is said that others who lost by the fire have some insurance. Just how the fire originated seems to be a mystery and no one knows at just what point it started. As the fire was practically at midnight it is a wonder that the damage had not been vastly greater. The fire department is certainly entitled to credit in keeping the fire confined as they did. The People’s Bank suffered some damages as did also Eugene C. Edgar by reason of their very near proximity to the burning buildings.

Another fire occurred shortly afterward in the ZORN building where the new bank is to be located. A family moved into the upstairs rooms and built a fire in the fire place, which it seems was not seriously intended for a fire place for it promptly set the walls on fire and some few hundred dollars damage was done by fire and water. Dr. R. E. DONNELL’s drug store was slightly damaged by the water.

~ Man, 70 Shoots Self Near House Springs ~
Despondent Over Illness Leaves Note For Disposition of His Property.
Wenzel PETRON, a stone mason living at House Springs shot himself through the head Tuesday. The weapon used was a 22 caliber rifle and the ball entered the forehead and passed entirely through his skull, lodging in his scalp on the back of his head. A coroner’s inquest was held yesterday and a verdict rendered in accordance with the facts. Despite the fact that the bullet passed through his brain he lived until Wednesday. He was a man of about 70 years of age and has a wife and son in
St. Louis, but they have lived apart for some years. He had been in poor health and no doubt grew despondent of ultimate recovery and decided to end it all. He left a note giving his chickens to John NAHLIK, Sr. who had been kind to him and had visited him during his illness and looked after his welfare and left directions for the Disposition of other personal effects. It was Mr. NAHLIK who discovered that he had shot himself when he went to the house to make his daily call.

Henry KREIENHEDER residing near High Ridge, died on February 8th and was buried on the 10th. Mr. KREIENHEDER was over 85 years of age and had lived many years at High Ridge. He leaves a widow. All of his children are grown. He served in the Union army during the civil war and was a man who was loved and respected by his neighbors.

~ For Sale ~
2 good work horses, J. WALDORF, Kimmswick, Route 3, Mo.

~ Festus Items ~
The marriage of Miss Sadie SCOTT and Silas CHANDLER was solemnized in F. C. LUCKEY’s office Wednesday morning. They were attended by the bride’s brother, Marvin SCOTT and Miss Dolly HELMS. They will reside in Festus. Our best wishes go with them.

Sheriff CLARK of
Hillsboro was in Festus Saturday serving legal papers.

Mr. and Mrs. Bert OGLE of Hematite spent Sunday with his parents here.

P. H. WAGGENER is home from
Central College for a time.

The basket ball game here Friday between
Farmington and Festus was on of unusual interest. It was the hardest fought game of the season. It resulted in defeat for our teams, the girls score being 42 to 20, the boys 28 to 19.

Archie McMULLIN and Miss Meoma AKINS of Danby spent Saturday with Mrs. George SEIFERT.

Ellis SHANON and sister, Miss Lucetta visited their sister, Mrs. Frank WAGGONER Friday.

Mrs. James SUTTON of
Herculaneum spent Wednesday in Festus.

Miss Ida MEYER of Ste. Genevieve spent the latter part of the week with her sister, Miss ROBERTS, who has been ill. They returned to their home Saturday evening where Miss ROBERTA will stay until her complete recovery.

Roy HOPKINS delivered a new Ford to Mr. A. A. SMITH of Hematite Thursday.

The remains of a man was found on the
Iron Mountain track near Silica, last Thursday. He was so mangled it was impossible for anyone to recognize him. No papers were found which might lead to his identification. He was brought to BYRD’s Undertaking establishment and buried Friday evening in GAMEL’s cemetery.

Mr. and Mrs. DIETRICH and children of
Hillsboro spent Sunday with her mother, Mrs. G. BOYD.

One of our oldest citizens, Jacob DUSTER, died suddenly at this home Wednesday. He was buried Saturday morning from the Catholic Church.

The M. E. congregation was dismissed last Wednesday evening so they might worship with the Presbyterians, who are beginning a revival. Rev. LAWSON of
Cape Girardeau is conducting the meeting.

There is quite an epidemic of measles in the pubic school.

William MURPHY is visiting his mother near Festus. Mr. MURPHY is thinking of locating in the capacity of a lawyer in
Potosi soon.

Mr. Harvey EVENS and family were called to Plattin last week on account of the serious illness of Mrs. EVANS’ father, Mr. PORTER.

Mrs. Tom GARVIN of
Valley Park is visiting her home folks, Mr. Jules AUBUCHON and family until a house can be secured in Valley Park.

Mrs. ATKINSON is practicing on a recital which she expects to give in Bonne Terre soon.

Mrs. Mary E. WALLAS of
Maplewood visited her brother J. M. SCOTT and family last week.

William DAVENPORT of
Kokomo, Indiana, is now in Crystal City in the interest of P. P. G. Co.

Mrs. BURNSIDE is visiting her old home place in
Carlyle, Illinois.

Mr. Lee FORSHEE is ill with la grippe this week.

Mr. and Mrs. T. C. BRICKLEY spent Tuesday in the city.

~ High Ridge Items ~

Frank BAZDEK and family of
St. Louis were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew HILGERT Saturday and Sunday.

Mrs. C. WERNER is seriously ill.

Carl MAXWELL and family of
St. Louis were visiting with Mr. and Mrs. John MILLER Saturday and Sunday.

John FRANK’s sale Saturday was well attended and things sold well.

The debate on “Resolved; That the Government Should Own and Operate Railroads” will be held Friday, February 16. Everybody invited. A debate on Prohibition will be the following Friday at House Springs.

Miss Katherine MILLER of
Hillsboro is visiting here.

The masquerade ball given by the Fraternal 22 Club at the McKINLEY Hall Saturday evening was well attended. The large hall was crowded. About half a hundred were elegantly masqueraded and everybody seemed to have a grand time. Miss Minnie IUDE received the prize for being the best costumed lady and Harvey CIHAK of Goldman received the prize for being the most comic costumed man. The HAEFNER orchestra furnished the music. The members of the Club are to be congratulated for their splendid arrangements. Those looking for a real good time will never regret attending something at High Ridge. Just ask Joe BASTEK [Batek], he’ll tell you.

~ The Real Facts In The Case ~

Dr. J. H. PARKER Makes the Following Statement to the Public Concerning The Death of Mike CLOVER.

So much has been said and thought that is untrue, concerning the demise of the late Michael CLOVER, I have concluded that it is no more than r??? to the family, to Mr. HEIDBRINK and myself that a statement of the actual facts in the case he presented to the public. I am conversant with the family possibly more so than any other, I have no earthly reason to tell as the truth about this case. If you have heard or thought other than is related below, and if you love the truth, prepare to disgorge yourself of your obvious opinion, for this is the truth.

Mike CLOVER told Fred HEIDBRINK and myself, on Friday before he died on Saturday, that he had been poisoned. Told us that someone, he accused no one in particular, had put lye in a glass containing whiskey that he had been drinking from. He said he was going to die and asked that after his death that I perform an autopsy on his body and ascertain whether or not he was speaking the truth.

He was seemingly at the time as sane as he ever was in his life. I was with him an hour and neither heard him utter a delirious remark or saw him act in any manner other than a man well set who had absolute control of his mind. Fred HEIDBRINK who probably knew him better than any man on Belows Creek had been with him for five hours and Fred said he was at himself.

His temperature was not high and he was not under the influence of any drug at the time that would affect his mind. Prior to that time I had not the slightest suspicion of anything of the sort. Some one has said that I had said that I suspected poisoning from the beginning. I never said it.

He died, as he had predicted. What were we to do? It was a grave and serious thing to tell what we had been told and a dangerous thing to conceal it.  Other than his dying word there was nothing to cause us to believe he had been poisoned. Symptoms had developed that we knew were pneumonic in character. Nothing else. I could sign a death certificate with pneumonia as the cause of death with a clear conscience, knowing he had pneumonia.

We delayed making a decision as to what we would do and herein we are to blame. We admit it. But put yourself in our place for one moment and then tell me would you decide in an hour whether you would arouse the entire country and practically accuse one of the finest families in the county, of murder, or would you allow the burial to proceed unmolested and possibly conceal a terrible crime?

At the eleventh hour we decided to do an autopsy, hoping that it would prove that his death was caused by pneumonia alone and thus save the family of this awful stigma and also save Mr. HEIDBRINK and myself from carrying through life the thought that possibly we had concealed a crime.

There was the happy termination. A complete autopsy preformed by Coroner FALLET, Dr. LUCKEY and myself, together with a chemical analysis of the stomach, showed Mr. CLOVER’s suspicion to be unfounded.

And so ends the case. Mrs. CLOVER remains the same estimable lady, above reproach that she has always been in the minds of all right thinking people. We feel sorry for the family that this trouble came up affording such scandal mongers and tattlers a chance to get in their deadly work.

I will close by dedicating to this class of people the following verse:
The devil will take the slanderer’s tongue.
He’ll extract the venom from it;
Then he’ll mix it with hell-eat soup,
And feed the tattlers on it.

Very respectfully,

~ Notice ~
Dr. G. C. WEEKS of
St. Louis will make his regular visit to House Springs February 26th. Remaining for one week. He will be pleased to see anyone needing dental services.

~ Dear Editor: ~
Please announce in your paper the following: “There will be the regular services held at Cedar Hill next Sunday. Saturday afternoon at
2:30 the first annual business meeting will be held. All members and friends are kindly urged to be present it being and important meeting”

~ News Comment And Editorial ~

The Mexicans are at it again.

We are still at peace with
Germany. And let us hope that we may remain so.

Some of our friends object to the appellation of “pretended representative of
Jefferson County” that we gave Dr. AUERSWALD last week, and say that he should be designated as the misrepresentative.

Thousands of Germans and Austrians in this county who have heretofore neglected that important duty are now besieging the Naturalization offices to become citizens of the
United States. It may also be mentioned, that quite a good many of the Allies are also taking out papers.

They now have a revolution in
Cuba and this government has warned the rebels it will not recognize any government established by force. Are we going to have to pacify Cuba again? …. Well if we have to do it we ought to make “Old Glory” a permanent institution in both places.

Peidmont once had a Circuit Court, but on trial the people found it wouldn’t work and the law was repealed. Such will be the case if Auerswald, despite and contrary to the wishes of three-fourths of his constituents, succeeds, on account of “Legislative Courtesy”, in getting his bill passed. Quite a considerable number of the good citizens of
De Soto are not all in sympathy with the movement and were unaware of the fat that it was an issue in the campaign especially in view of the fact that Pat LOVETT of De Soto was the Doctor’s opponent.

~ More About The Farm Agent ~
In my article in last week’s paper I described in a short way what we would have to do to obtain a Farm Agent. I will now add to this, that we can obtain a Farm Agent only if the farmers call for his services.

An organization must be formed by the farmers called the Farm Bureau, and this Farm Bureau will control the work of the Farm Agent. If the farmers do not control and operate this Bureau it will be a failure. The whole intent of the legislation appropriating this money for this work was, that it should be organized and controlled by the farmers. I mention this so we all understand that we farmers must do our share to make the work of the farm agent the most effective.

Now a few words about the Farm Agent. The Farm Agent is a practical farmer, who has as far as I understand agent from four to six years at our agricultural College, studying farm problems. He is a man of wide experience. He will have a Ford automobile so he can get around and meet the farmers of all parts of the county when called. He will have an office and stenographer, so he can answer any inquiries form farmers without delay. He will have the free use of the mails for his official correspondence. Meetings of farmers may be had in the community and the agent will meet the farmers there and give such information as is desired. In other words, part of the work and knowledge of the Agricultural college is carried right to us by the Farm Agent.

Not only this; there is at
Columbia the County Agent Leaders. In his office is employed quite a force of clerks. The leader is there to help the Agent in any problems which he cannot solve himself. A good many of we farmers have found that clover does not do so well on our land. What is the cause? Very likely the land will need lime. Where will we get the lime? Have we any limestone fit to be ground into the material our land needs?

The Farm Agent will know what kind of stone is needed and running with his machine all over our county, he will find the places where we can obtain the needed material and grind it in the most economical way. Our land may need other fertilizers. The Farm Agent will know which is the most economical fertilizer to buy, he will know where to by it. If we have our farm bureau we farmers will become better acquainted with each other we will be able to buy our fertilizers in car load lots
and divide it among ourselves.

Now something of my own experience, Last fall a year ago, I had a crop of wheat of over 200 bushels. I sent a load of this wheat to the mill and the mill would not buy it, it was smutty. You all know wheat was bringing a good price. I sold part of my wheat at $1.00 a bushel at the feed store for chicken feed, the balance I fed myself. Could I have sold my wheat at the regular price I could have taken the money and bough corn for it at quite a saving. Why did I not sell my wheat at the mill? Because my seed was not treated with bluestone formaldehyde, as it should have been done. Did I not know that the wheat ought to have been treated? Yes, I did know. I was raised in the country and my father would never have thought of sowing wheat before it was treated with a solution of bluestone. Then why did I not treat my wheat? Because my neighbors did not treat their wheat and it was not the custom around here to treat wheat before sowing. When we have a farm agent he will travel over this county and he will show the people how to treat wheat to prevent smut and it will be done.

Here is something else which may interest the farmer who raises chickens. Chickens bring a good price now and farmers are well pleased with the prices they are getting, but this is no reason that they should not wish to obtain more. Hundreds of coops are shipped from this county containing young roosters; they bring a good price, but they would probably bring double the price if they were caponized. The farm agent cannot only show you how to do this work, he will also insist upon this being done. There are lots of things which we know how to do, but which we do not do, because there is nobody to stir us up to do it, just as I showed you with the smutty wheat.

I will have to close for this time. I will show you in another letter other things the farm agent will do for us.   Robert A. HOLEKAMP

~ William P. WILLIAMS Sr. Dead ~

William P. WILLIAMS Sr. died at his home in Protection, Kansas, Monday morning, February 12th, Mr. WILLIAMS last year sold his big farm at Morse Mill to Judson B. POUNDS and in the fall moved out to Protection where he had purchased a farm. He was familiarly known as "Bill Jake" by the old time residents and was a man of sterling worth and of splendid character. He was a member of Joachim Lodge No. 164 A. F. and A. M. at this place. Two sons Jesse and Lawson are also located near Protection and John F. WILLIAMS of this place left here in time to see

his father before his death. He was buried at Protection, Kansas. We shall try next week to give a more extended history of his life.



~ Mrs. Mary WOLGAST, widow of Wm. WOLGAST, died on February 9th in St. Louis, and was buried at High Ridge February 11th. Mrs. WOLGAST was over 70 years and has lived at High Ridge for many years.


~ Maxville Items ~
Joseph GRAZEK spent Sunday in
St. Louis.

Mr. and Mrs. James GRAF were in
St. Louis shopping Monday.

Joseph KOCHNER of Maxville died Saturday evening after a short illness.

Peter FREDERITZI was quite busy at hauling ice last week from the Meramec.

Joe KESSLER and AL HAAGE gave a dance at Seckman Saturday evening which was quite a success among them from St. Louis were Arthur HAAGE, Frank KESSLER, Miss B. STEINBERG, Miss V. VOGEL, John and William BAUER, R. PAUL, Jr. furnished the music which was well received.

Anna ZENTNER was over to visit Margaret WILDEL Sunday afternoon.

Leona ZIEGLER and Hazel SIEDLER went out driving Sunday afternoon with Lester SIEDLER’s pony.

J. B. FREDERITZI has a new team of horses.

Mrs. R. BUREN of
St. Louis visited her sister, Mrs. Philip GANGLOFF a few days.

We have heard of “Berry Kings” but a man who can unload sixty boxes of potatoes at one time this year deserves to be called the potato king. He is John HERMANN.

The foundation of our much waited for bridge is finished.

The ferry after being closed for four days on account of the ice is in operation again.

It is rumored that Christ EHLINGER has leased the Joe HEIMBACH farm.


~ Along the Pevely Line~
Mr. and Mrs. August JUEDE were visiting Mrs. John ENGLEBACH last Sunday.

Mrs. Katherine SCHAFER spent a few weeks in
St. Louis visiting relatives and also going to the eye specialist.

Mr. and Mrs. John STAHL Sr. have been on the sick list, but have greatly improved, and their daughter Sadie is home from
St. Louis and tenderly cares for them.

The ladies’ aid of the Lutheran church had their monthly meeting at Mrs. Ed. RAPP’s last Thursday afternoon. All reported an enjoyable time, Mrs. RAPP entertaining in the best style. The next meeting will be held at the home of Mrs. Charles REUBEL.

We learn that Mr. August SCHMIDT near Engle has accepted a position in
St. Louis and may shake off the Jefferson county mud in the near future. As yet Mrs. Schmidt and her sister Mrs. RADFORD are keeping watch on the farm.

Mrs. Valentine HERBST and Floyd SCHMALZ of
Valmeyer, IL, were spending their vacation in Missouri. While here they also called on Mr. HERBST’s sister, Mrs. Charles REUBEL and family and as Mrs. REUBEL is a great entertainer it did not take her long to gather up a few young folks of the neighborhood and all spent a very enjoyable evening. A delightful supper was served at a late hour. All meeting for the first time as strangers but parting acquainted as old time friends. Come again Illinois.

Misses Hulda and Emma SCHMIDT attended Lutheran services at
Herculaneum last Sunday.

Miss May MEYER who is teaching the
Moss Hollow School was visiting Mr. and Mrs. Geo. ENGELBACH last Sunday.

Mrs. H. GROVEAN of
St. Louis is visiting relatives in Pevely.

~ In Memoriam ~
In loving memory of our dear son and brother, Walter WEDDE who departed this life
February 14, 1917.

~ Public Notice ~
The County Highway Engineer of Jefferson county, will on Saturday, the 24th day of February, 1917, at Two-O-Clock p.m., near the residence of Toney OBER, at the foot of the Antire Hill on the Gravois Rock Road in Meramec township, let at public outcry to the lowest and best bidder, the complete contract for making fill and building side wails to same at the new concrete bridge at such place. Plans and specifications of said work are now on file in the office of the Highway Engineer at
Hillsboro, Missouri. The County Highway Engineer reserves the right to reject any and all bids.           Harry D. GRIFFITH, Highway Engineer

~ Lee Vicinity ~
H. BUCK of East St. Louis was down last week looking over his farm.

Mrs. RICE of
St. Louis and her two daughters, Miss Liney RICE of St. Louis and Mrs. DAVIS of Montgomery City were visiting Mrs. RICE’s brother, Mr. George CASTILLE, last week.

Will LEE cut his foot with an ax one day last week.

George CASTILE is recovering nicely.

Oscar DENNY is laid up with la grippe.

Robert and Herbert HEARD were in
St. Louis last week getting their eyes treated.

Most everyone in this vicinity has a bad cold.

The local of the F. E. and C. W. of A. was attended well Saturday night.

Clarence CALAHAN enjoyed a pan cake diner at Chas. SWOBS Saturday. Clarence says he sure can eat pan cakes.

Mr. and Mrs. Richard SEMPLE entertained Miss Dolly SWOB, Miss Amy POPE, Mr. Francis POPE, John POPE, Clarence CALAHAN and Will LEE at their home Saturday evening.

The Sunny Vale proprietor has finished his garage and is expecting his machine this week.

~ Real Estate Transfers ~
Lulu MOSS and husband to Mary KRON, 40 acres, sec. 11-41-4, $1200.00

Ora HOYT and husband to Fred F. HAMEL and wife, 158.26 acres in sec. 5-39-6, $25.00

Jens M. PETERSON and wife to . D. W. CARROLL and wife, 20 acres, sec. 15-40-5, consideration $1.00

S. GRIFFITH and wife to W. R. DONNELL, lot in GAMEL’s add. Festus, $500.

Edward SEYPOHLTOWSKY and wife to H. H. JAMES, interest in lots 1 to 10 inclusive block 8 ... Lansdowne Add. to De Soto, $100.00

Rudolph HARNESS and wife to Frank HARNESS, sec. 5-41-4 and 50 acres in sec. 32-42-4, $4000.00 and 70 acres.

W. R. DONNELL and wife to Charles JETT, part lot 4 Boyees Add. to Festus $500.00

Herman JUNGE and wife to M. F. DUNNIGAN, 2 1/2 acres sec. 12-42-3, cons. $3,000.00

T. W. SEEMEL and wife to Anna Louise MILLER, lots 1, 2, 3, and 4 in block 2 Coleman’s Add. to
De Soto $100.00.

W. R. DONNELL, and wife to Harvey P. REDDICK, lot in Gamel’s sub. div. Festus, $800.00.

~ Notice to Taxpayers ~
The land and personal assessment books for 1917 are now in my possession subject to the 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.

~ Jack For Sale ~
Seven years old fourteen hands high heavy bone, a sure foal getter, will trade for young mare or mule, apply Chas. F. WAHLBOLD, Hillsboro, Mo., Route 2.

~ Lone Dell Items ~
Gar gigging was all the rage these cold blustering days among Lone Dellers and many good catches was made. It is said that Mr. Nicholas HAAG landed one of extra value to him, and it is also claimed that Miss Henrietta GLATT roped one in of extraordinary weight. This may be confusion due to hear-say, but there are good reasons for the belief that they both made a lucky catch.

We were glad to be informed that the Heads Creek country still exists. It would be sad if that bulwark of education should crumble to ruin. It was the little log cabin that gave many a teacher and child a training, and they say that the new school is certainly an up-to-date structure.

Besides the gar giggers many others were stirring around rather lively here.  Mr. F. RITTERBUSCH and wife made several long distance visits to relatives.

Miss Laura POEPPER and Miss Ida BECKER went to
St. Louis to have some dental work done.

Mr. John MILLER landed his machinery and crew at the home of the Lone Dell teacher before day break. As soon as the eastern sky had faintly lit up the chilly air and revealed the pile of cord-wood began to go into bits, busy, the buzz saw began to get buzzy, and the wood began to go into bits. By the time M. C. DAUTUHAHN [or DAUTNHAHN] ?

Mr. Tom KIRK, who moved to the city  in the fall has come back and is living in our neighborhood again. “Old Jeff” is a good place to live after all.

Mr. Ben BAUER and sons were home over Sunday to see the home folks. Others out from the city over Sunday were: Frank LOVENZ, Mr. Albert MAHL and wife and Mr. Adolph RITTERBUSCH.

Just at this writing we hear the sad news that Mr. Joe KOCHNER died at the home of his parents. His death was quite sudden. He was the blacksmith at BECK’s and was a skillful mechanic.

The schoolchildren of Lone Dell and a number outside of school are planning to give an entertainment in March. The young folks had several meetings at the schoolhouse and a keen interest was shown. Some say they wouldn't have missed the last meeting for anything as they had such a nice time. Dialogues, music and songs were the order of the meeting. Stay with it boys and girls, as our county superintendent and the state department of education like to see such work go on.

The birthday celebration of Joe LORENZ was not so well attended owing to the unusual cold wave. But all that were there report plenty of fun, kind treatment and a good time.

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

Seckman, Mo. ~
We are having some real weather at present. And it looks like the wheat crop is ruined for the weather has been so severe and the wheat not having any snow to cover it.

Chas. LUDWIG of St. Louis has purchased a Chevrolet automobile and has it stored with his folks, and he makes good use of it over Sundays.

There was a dance last Saturday night at Otto HOOGE’s near this place and everybody reports having had a good time.

Dan C. HAEFNER has been appointed road overseer by the Kimmswick special road district commissioner and made some good repairs on the Seckman and Kimmswick road which were needed badly.

Ed BAUM of Kimmswick has been circulating around our neighbors and friends getting signers for three different saloon keeper’s petitions.

Last Friday the 2nd inst when had a heavy cold north wind, the top of Chas. H. EDINGER’s residence caught fire in the center of the roof and was very near to losing his house. The fire was discovered about
10:30 a. m. Mr. HAEFNER and Mr. EDINGER were sitting in the kitchen discussing the submarine warfare of the European countries when Mr. EDINGER called their attention to dense smoke coming from schoolhouse. EDINGER knowing that the wind was strong looked out of the window and saw the smoke, and soon discovered the fire. They fought the flames by carrying water. Mrs. EDINGER called on West Kimmswick people who responded with two automobiles and eight men. In the mean time, A. B[???] and Hy FISCHER arrived and helped stop the additional fire from spreading.  More extra help arrived in time. Wash and dish pans and everything imaginable were used and the fire extinguished. It burned over two thirds of the roof and everybody was surprised and congratulated themselves on the splendid work for it was certainly a miracle that the house was not destroyed entirely with a high wind blowing to fan the flames.

Mr. and Mrs. Albert ---ll, Jr. of St. Louis paid his father a visit last Tuesday.

~ 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.


How many valentines did you send?

Mrs. John SCHORR of
St. Louis, visited her children on Route 1 last week.

Sale: Two fresh milk cows. Henry DITTMER, Hillsboro, Route 1.

Misses Anna SCOTT and Stella TREFT of
Victoria attended the C. E. entertainment in Hillsboro Friday evening.

Boy, No. 4 arrived this week at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles DURING. Can’t reach Charley with a six foot pole.

The mild weather and the good roads are bringing out numerous machines. Hard to hibernate a car such weather as this.

Blue birds are singing and looking for housekeeping possibilities. Mocking birds, flickers and robins, and woodpeckers have been here all winter.

Sparrows began nest building in the Record porch in the middle of January, but abandoned the enterprise when spring side stepped into zero weather.

The new automobile license tags are seen flittin about the streets and highways. The 1917 color is orange with black lettering. Bright, clean and nifty.

The many friends of William BRACKMAN of Jarvis will be glad to know he has recovered sufficiently to return home from a hospital where he has been under treatment for over two months.

Roscoe B. JONES, of
De Soto, was in Hillsboro, yesterday to take up six thousand dollars of the bonds. The interest coupons for the interest due on February 1st were clipped up and Mr. JONES pays the interested that has been earned since then. It is understood that the court will take up the former issue of $31,000, and this issue of $6,000, and pay the interest on the whole amount at a very early date, and retire the bonds.

~ Hillsboro Items ~
Sunday night a flue in Judge MILLER’s house burned out and the flames extended several feet above the flue causing an alarm of fire and made things burn for a short time. No damage resulted.

Tuesday a refractory oil stove in the Jefferson Hotel got befogged with soot and caused great quantities of black smoke to such an extent that Otto HUBELI had to get a ladder and open the windows in order to get the stove out. When the smoke came pouring out it caused some excitement but Otto soon got hold of the offending stove and set everybody’s mind at rest. Damage badly smoked ceilings and walls.

J. J. SCHMIDT, Cashier of the German American bank of
De Soto and Thos. W. HARDIN visited Hillsboro yesterday looking after some land matters.

A surprise party on the occasion of her birthday was given Miss Vivian EVANS, Saturday evening by her sister, Mrs. Frank SPILKER. Nearly thirty, of the younger set were the guests and the evening was enthusiastically spent in amusements of various kinds. Dainty refreshments were served. a veritable shower of birthday gifts was bestowed.

Mrs. Carl CLARK and Miss Esther CLARK visited their grandmother, Mrs. S. E. CLARK at Jarvis on Wednesday.

The two small children of Mr. and Mrs. Tony SCHNEIDER are seriously ill of pneumonia with a slight indication of improvement today.

John F. WILLIAMS left Saturday for
Kansas in response to a telegram that his aged father was dangerously ill, and who died before he could reach him.

Mrs. James REED and daughter, Miss Bessie of Plattin, visited their son and brother at
Herculaneum on Tuesday and as he had business in Hillsboro on that day they came with him for the trip and to call on the Clark family.

Mrs. Lillie Hemme PENCE of
St. Louis is home on a visit.

Miss Katherine MILLER went to High Ridge Sunday to remain with her aunt, Mrs. WERNER, who has a severe attack of grippe.

Sheriff Frank CLARK has had another wedding in his family. His only daughter, Miss Esther, while visiting relatives in
St. Louis last week, was quietly married to Mr. Claude LUPKE of Herculaneum. Mr. CLARK’s son Carl, the deputy sheriff, was married in that city about a month ago. Only a fourteen year old son left. Abundant good wishes are tendered the young couple by all who know them.

Hillsboro extends the ‘glad hand’ to all school patrons and friends of the public school system to be on hand next week to view the “School Exhibit” and to enjoy the programs given afternoons and evenings. This will be the third annual and it will be hard to surpass the former exhibits. Come, see. Exhibit opens Thursday, Washington’s birthday.

Mrs. Bessie KLEINSCHMIDT who has been in
St. Louis for treatment the past month is home again, very hopeful over her slow recovery.

Attorney Albert MILLER and son, Alvin, made a trip to
Farmington the last of the week.

Mr. and Mrs. B. A. MARSDEN spent yesterday in
St. Louis.

Mrs. W. L. STONE gave a quilting Thursday to about a dozen guests.

The young people gave a little dance at the hall Saturday night, a “small and early.”

Quite an enjoyable program was presented at the hall Friday evening. The proceeds go to the Christian Endeavor Society.

St. Louis, is running the linotype for the Record this week in Mr. SCHNEIDER’s absence, during the illness of his little folks.

Mrs. REPPY is up again after a three weeks tussle with grip and its two or three weeks relapses.

Mrs. Thomas LANHAM is critically ill of stomach trouble and has been for over a week. Her sister, Mrs. Ruth ASHBY arrived from
St. Louis last night.

Weather is fine and the roads into the county seat are as “smooth as a ribbon.”

Mrs. Edwards WILLIAMS and her small son, of
East St. Louis, came down Monday, and have been visiting kin folk about Hillsboro since. She will visit her father Judge WINER before her return home.

W. S. MERKLE, representing the Keokuk dam people has been here some day looking up the records relative is the location of a line to Festus. It is quite likely that these people will secure the
De Soto plant which would be an excellent thing for De Soto, as they would install a day current as soon as they could connect with the current from the dam. It is entirely reasonable to expect them to build a line to Hillsboro if they get into De Soto.

W, J. A. SCHUBEL, W. G. REINEMER, Chas. J. SIEDLER, Judge J. P. MILLER, George W. GASCHE, Robert E. KLEINSCHMIDT and John H. REPPY, were the
Hillsboro contingent attending the Lincoln Banquet in St. Louis, Monday night. St. Louis is some big town and has some big hotels, but just as this season they are loaded to the guards. The Maryland, the Laclede LaSalle, Warwick American, American Annex and Terminal Hotels were all full. The Planters had only two rooms left and the Hillsboro bunch had to be content with these. The banquet was a very decided success, there being about a thousand present from all parts of the state. Gov. WILLIS, of Ohio, was the principal speaker. Others who spoke were Mayor Henry W. KIEL, H.T. LINCOLN, of Springfield; G. H. BOEHN of Ava and Raymond G. BARNETT of Kansas City. At the beginning of the banquet the loyalty of the Republicans of Missouri in this hour of crisis was pledged to President WILSON in a toast which he drank standing, and then led by the band sang the Star Spangled Banner.

~ Probate Court ~
Sale of real estate of James MANGAN, deceased, confirmed and Administrator ordered to make deed.

Final receipts filed in estate of Eli J. McMULLIN and executor discharged.

Martin U. GRAHAM’s Adminstratrix ordered to pay interest to Washington County Bank.

Will of Michael CLOVER deceased filed and probated and letters granted to W. J. CLOVER.

Estate of O. M. MUNROE: Administrators ordered to sell electric light plant.

W. T. JONES allowed $500 against estate of Veronica SCHMIDT and executor appeals from decision.

Peoples Bank of
De Soto allowed $1820 against estate of W. R. WILLIAMS.

W. A. STOVE and allowed $159.00 against estate of George KIDD, Sr.

John F. HIBBERT deceased letters granted to S. F. HIBBERT.

Inventory and appraisement list in estate of Fritz MUELLER deceased filed and approved.

Same order in estate of John G. PLACK.

Sale of personal property, in estate of George KIDD Sr. ordered.

Widow of John G. PLACK allowed $400.09

Dr. J. H. PARKER allowed $6.00 against Geo. KIDD estate.

~ Marriage Licenses ~
Nicholas HAAG ................ ? Park
Henriette M. GLATT ................ Maxville

CHANDLER ................ Festus
Sadie SCOTT ................ Festus

Aaron D. STROOPE  ................
De Soto
Mrs. Marie PAGE  ................
De Soto

~ For
Sale ~
Choice clover seed, apply at J. WALDORF, Kimmswick, Route 3,

~ 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

~ 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
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, Exx.  .....  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, Exx.  .......Semi-annual
14. 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, Exx.  ...... Final
DONOVAN, J. F., dec  ....... Julius DONOVAN, admx.   ....Final

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
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, Exx .   ..... 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 ........
43. MUNSON, Cordelia, dec  ..... Ida E. WILLS, Exx.   .....Final
44. McMULLIN, Minors  ..... F. E. McMULLIN, G. and C.   ....Annual
45. 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
56. RUESS, Edward Simon, dec   ..... Mary RUESS, Admx.   ..... Semi-annual
SCHWALBERT Minors  .... Wm. SCHWALBERT, Cur.   ....Annual
58. 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
SCHULZ, Bruno, dec   ...... Ludwig SCHULZ, Adm.  .....Final
63. 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
67. WILLIAMS, Harriet, dec   ..... E. D. SMITH, Adm   ....Final
Harvey, dec   .... Arthy WHALEY, Admx   ....Final
69. WYNN, Mathew, dec   ..... Magdaline WYNN, Exx.   .......... Final
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

~ Box Supper ~
There will be an entertainment and box supper at the
Mount Olive school on Saturday night, Feb. 24. Ladies please bring boxes. No admission. Everybody come and have a good time.
L. M. HILL, Teacher

~ Lost ~
In Hillsboro, ten dollar bill. Finder return to
Jefferson hotel and receive reward.
Coffee Man.

There will be a pie and cake social at Mr. L. R. MEYER’s home Saturday evening for the benefit of the S. S. Everybody cordially invited. Ladies bring pie or cake.
The Committee.

~ 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

~ Notice of Trustee’s Sale Under Deed Of Trust ~
Whereas, by their deed of trust, dated the ninth day of April, Nineteen Hundred and Fourteen (1914), recorded at page 409 in Book 46 in the office of the Recorder of Deeds of Jefferson County, Missouri, James SULLENS and Lou SULLENS, his wife, conveyed to the undersigned trustee the following described real estate, lying, being and situated in the county of Jefferson and State of Missouri, to-wit:
All of Lot No. Ten (10) in United States Survey No. 1939, Township Forty-three (43), Range Four (4), East, as part plat of Subdivision of said Survey made on the 22nd day of February to March 9th, 1876, by W. H. COZENS, and recorded in the Recorder’s Office in Jefferson County, Missouri, June 20th, 1998, containing 41.05 acres more or less; also a strip of ground 30 feet wide off of the West side of Lot No. 9 of said Survey No. 1939; Also all of the South-east fractional quarter of the South west fractional quarter of Section Twenty (20) Township Forty-three (43), Range Four (4) East, containing 39.30 acres, more or less; also the North east fractional quarter of the Southwest fractional quarter of Section Twenty (20), Township Forty three (43), Range Four (4) east, containing 38.60 acres more or less being the same land conveyed by Nicholas BURKART and wife to James SULLENS, on the 5th day of January, 1914 in trust to secure the payment of a certain promissory note in said deed of trust fully described:
And Whereas, default has been made a payment of said promissory note:
And Whereas, I have been requested by the legal holder of said promissory note to exercise the power of sale in me vested by said deed of trust:
Now, therefore, Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the power vested in me by said deed of trust and pursuant to the request of the legal holder of said promissory note, I will, on Monday, the 12th day of March, 1917, between the hours of nine o’clock in the forenoon and five o’clock in the afternoon of said day, at the Court House door in the County of Jefferson, State of Missouri, sell the above described real estate at public venue, to the highest bidder, for cash, to satisfy said note and the expense of executing this trust.
V. J. LEIGHT, Trustee,
Hillsboro, Mo., February 8, 1917.

~ Order of Publication ~
In the
Jefferson County Circuit Court
To May Term, 1917.
The State of Missouri, at the relation and to the use of Chas. J. SIEDLER, Collector of the Revenue of Jefferson county, in the State of Missouri, vs. H. H. ENSMINGER and G. R. ENSMINGER, No. 2657. Action to enforce tax lien.
Now, at this day comes the Plaintiff by counsel, before the undersigned, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Jefferson County, Missouri, in vacation, and files herein its petition and affidavit, stating among other things that the defendants H. H. ENSMINGER and G. R. ENSMINGER are non-residents of the State of Missouri and can not be served with the ordinary process of law in this state. It is therefore ordered by the Clerk aforesaid, in vacation, that publication be made notifying said defendant that an action has been commenced against them by petition in the Circuit Court of Jefferson County, in the State of Missouri, the object and general nature of which is to enforce the lien of the State of Missouri, for taxes upon the following described lands, to-wit:
Tract No. 1. Lots One (1), Two (2), Five (5), and Six (6), in block Four (4), of Mount Pleasant Second Addition to the City of De Soto, Mo. And to recover the amount of taxes due on said lands for the years, 1911, 1912, and 1913. That unless they be and appear at the next regular term of this Court, to be begun and held at the Court House in the town of Hillsboro, Jefferson County, Missouri, on the first Monday in May next, 1917, and on and before the first day thereof, and answer or demure to Plaintiff’s petition, the same will be taken as confessed and judgment rendered accordingly. It is further ordered that a copy hereof be published in the Jefferson County Record, a newspaper printed and published at
Hillsboro, Jefferson County, Missouri, for four weeks successively, the last insertion to be at least fifteen days before first day of the next regular Term of this Court.
A true copy. Attest:
W. J. A. SCHUBEL, Circuit Clerk.

J. H. REPPY, attorney for Plaintiff.
By A. HURTGEN, Deputy Clerk
State of Missouri,
County of Jefferson, ss.
I, W. J. A. SCHUBEL, Clerk of the Circuit Court in and for said County, hereby certify that the above is a true copy of the original Order of Publication in the cause therein named, as the same appears of record in my office.
Witness my hand as Clerk and the seal of said Court. Done at my office in
Hillsboro, Mo., this 1st day of January, 1917.
W. J. A. SCHUBEL, Clerk
Per A. HURTGEN, Deputy

~ Order of Publication ~
In the
Jefferson County Circuit Court
To May Term, 1917.
The State of Missouri, at the relation and to the use of Chas. J. SIEDLER, Collector of the Revenue of Jefferson County, in the State of Missouri, vs. Annie Louise THOMAS and Harry THOMAS, her husband. No. 2637. Action to enforce tax lien. Now, at this day comes the Plaintiff by counsel, before the undersigned, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Jefferson County, Missouri, in vacation, and files herein its petition and affidavit, stating among other things that the defendants Annie Louise THOMAS and Harry THOMAS, her husband are non-residents of the State of Missouri and can not be served with the process in this state. It is therefore ordered by the Clerk aforesaid, in vacation, that publication be made notifying said defendant that an action has been commenced against them by petition in the Circuit Court of Jefferson County, in the State of Missouri, the object and general nature of which is to enforce the lien of the State of Missouri, for taxes upon the following described real estate, to-wit:
Tract No. 1. Lots 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, and 18 in block Ten (10) of C. C. FLETCHER’s  Addition to the City of De Soto, Mo. And to recover the amount of taxes due on said lands for the years, 1911, 1912, and 1913. That unless they be and appear at the next regular term of this Court, to be begun and held at the Court House in the town of Hillsboro, Jefferson County, Missouri, on the first Monday in May next, 1917, and on and before the first day thereof, and answer or demure to Plaintiff’s petition, the same will be taken as confessed and judgment rendered accordingly. It is further ordered that a copy hereof be published in the Jefferson County Record, a newspaper printed and published at
Hillsboro, Jefferson County, Missouri, for four weeks successively, the last insertion to be at least fifteen days before first day of the next regular Term of this Court.
A true copy. Attest:
W. J. A. SCHUBEL, Circuit Clerk.

J. H. REPPY, attorney for Plaintiff.
By A. HURTGEN, Deputy Clerk
State of Missouri,
County of Jefferson, ss.
I, W. J. A. SCHUBEL, Clerk of the Circuit Court in and for said County, hereby certify that the above is a true copy of the original Order of Publication in the cause therein named, as the same appears of record in my office.
Witness my hand as Clerk and the seal of said Court. Done at my office in
Hillsboro, Mo., this 1st day of January, 1917.
W. J. A. SCHUBEL, Clerk
Per A. HURTGEN, Deputy

~ Order of Publication ~
In the Circuit Court  of
Jefferson County, Missouri. in Vacation -
Action to Collect Back Taxes and Enforce Lien
The State of Missouri, at the relation and to the use of Chas. J. SIEDLER, Collector of the Revenue of Jefferson County in the State of Missouri, Plaintiff, against W. J. F. KIRK and Carrie L. KIRK, his wife, John J. A. HILGERT, Bert AXLEY, Wm. J. HAMPEL and the acting Sheriff of Jefferson County, Defendants. ss. No. 2630.
Now, on this 16th day of December 1916, comes the State of Missouri, at the relation and to the use of Chas. J. SIEDLER, Collector of the Revenue of Jefferson County, Missouri, by its attorney, and files its petition herein, stating among other things that the defendants are the owners of the following described tracts of land, situate in the said County of Jefferson and State of Missouri, to-wit: The North three-fifths of block 12 of the Town of Kimmswick and that the taxes for the years 1911, 1912, and 1913, amounting to Sixty-eight and 3-100 dollars, are overdue and unpaid; and that the defendant, Bert AXLEY is a non-resident of the State of Missouri, so that the ordinary
process of law cannot be served on him. It is therefore ordered by the Clerk of the Court, in vacation, that publication be made notifying, Bert AXLEY, the said defendant, that an action has been commenced against him by the plaintiff herein by petition in the Circuit Court of Jefferson County, Missouri. the general nature and object of which is to collect the taxes due and unpaid on the aforesaid real estate, situated in Jefferson County and State of Missouri, for the years and the amounts above stated, together with the costs of this suit, and to enforce the lien of the State on said real estate, and that unless he be and appear at the next regular term in said Court, to be begun and held at the Court House in the town of Hillsboro, in said County of Jefferson on the second Monday in May. A. D. 1917, and on or before the sixth day of said term (if the same shall so long continue, and if not, then before the end of said term) and plead, answer or demure to the plaintiff’s petition, the same will be taken as confessed and judgment rendered accordingly. And it is further ordered that a copy hereof be published in the Jefferson County Record, a newspaper printed and published in said County, for four weeks successively, the last publication to be not less than four weeks before the first day of said term.
W. J. A. SCHUBEL, Clerk, Circuit Clerk.

State of
Missouri, County of Jefferson, ss.
I, W. J. A. SCHUBEL, Clerk of the Circuit Court in and for said County, hereby certify that the above is a true copy of the original Order of Publication in the cause therein named, as the same appears of record in my office.
Witness my hand as Clerk and the seal of said Court. Done at my office in
Hillsboro, Mo., this 1st day of January, 1917.
W. J. A. SCHUBEL, Clerk

~ Advertisements found in this issue ~

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

Prince Albert tobacco
Winston-Salem, N. C.

[AD] Dr. W. H. G. WHITE, Dentist
De Soto, Missouri

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

[AD] The St. Louis Daily Globe Democrat

[AD] Picture Show

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

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

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

[AD] Sheet Metal, Roofing
Otto HUBELI, Hillsboro, Mo.

[AD] Albert MILLER, Attorney at Law, Hillsboro, Missouri

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

[AD] L. A. CHAMBERLIN, Dentist, De Soto, Mo.

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

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

[AD] People’s Bank of De Soto

[AD] The Jefferson Trust Company, Hillsboro, Mo.

[AD] GERARD Milling Company, Kimmswick

[AD] The Big Brick Store, J. W. ECKLE,
Hillsboro, MO