Jefferson County Record


JULY, 10 1919




Soldiers, Marines and Sailors, who yet have not made out their service records should do so at once. The Adj. Gen. desires to publish a roster of the services, sent from this state and a brief biographical sketch for the soldier, marine and sailor who were in the service. Our history would be incomplete without your name and the name of every boy from this county. If you have not filled out such a blank do so. You can secure blanks from County Clerk George W. GASCHE or Mrs. J. H.REPPY, Hillsboro, Mo.



The first post of the new Legion has been organized in St. Louis and is named the “Quentin ROOSEVELT, Post No.

The Legion is an organization of the American veterans of the World War.  It is a civilian organization and has no distinction of rank and no distinction between overseas men and men who did not go overseas.

Every soldier, sailor or marine who discharged honorably between April 1, 1917 and Nov., 11, 1918 are eligible. Women who were regularly enlisted in army, navy, or marine corps are eligible. The Legion was organized in Paris March 17, 1919 by a thousand officers and military delegates from all units of the American Expeditionary Forces and a . . . ative name and constitution adopted.

The action of the Paris meeting was formed at a convention held in St. Louis in May of this year, when Henry LINDSLEY of Texas was named Chairman, Bennett C. CLARK of Missouri. Vice Chairman, Eric Fisher WOOD of Pennsylvania, Secretary and Gasper/Casper BACON of Massachusetts, Treasurer. The final organization will take place at Minneapolis, Minn., Nov 10-11 (Armistice Day) 1919, when a great National Convention will be held. Local posts must have a minimum of 15 members.

The constitution states in its preamble that the Legion stands: -

For God and Country we associate ourselves together for the following purposes: - To uphold and defend the constitution of the United States of America; to maintain law and order; to honor and perpetuate a one hundred percent Americanism; to preserve the stories and incidents of our association in the Great War; to inculcate a . . . of individual obligation to the community, state and nation; to combine autocracy of both the classes and masses; to make right the master . . . ight; to promote peace and good will on earth; to safeguard and transfer to posterity the principles of justice, freedom and democracy; to sanction and concrete our comradeship by devotion to mutual helpfulness.”

It is certainly a splendid set of principles and with a membership, and all join who are eligible, of approximately 4,000,000 of the pick and . . . e of the young men of the country. The Legion should be a tower of strength in the cause of good  in our nation and will prove a potent force for a cause its members may unite upon.



The Fourth of July was observed at Festus-Crystal City. The affair was in honor of the soldier boys. There were not quite so many of the boys present as at DeSoto celebration. All present were royally treated. The two cities had practically all its prominent citizens on a reception committee and they made it their business to see that the boys had a good time. There was a dancing platform and all sorts of refreshments and amusement stands. BRICKEY’S Brass Band furnished music throughout the day. There was a parade of the boys in kaki down town to the grounds where all were supplied with credentials enlisting them to the freedom of the city and to all good things therein. Capt. HOAG, an aviator from Scott Field, arrived on schedule time with his aeroplane, gave a brief exhibition and alighted as easily and gracefully as a bird and flew away in the afternoon.

An excellent ball game was put on between the Crystal City team and DeSoto. The score was 1 - - 1 at the end of the ninth inning. DeSoto scored twice in the 10th and walked away with the game. It was well played and without friction.

Three boxing exhibitions were staged between youth, manhood and age as represented by the contestants. The aged boxers, however were not old enough to be anemic and put on a good exhibition.

Balloons large and small were turned loose and drifted away and everybody seemed to be enjoying a real good time.

The County was well represented with folks from every corner attending, and it was more like a big homecoming than is usually the case at the average picnic. It would be hard to estimate the number of people in attendance but it must have been well about 3,000 people.

Every effort was made to accommodate the visitors and there were restrooms provided for the ladies and seats for the crowd generally.

The management is to be complimented on their efforts to please and no accident or untoward event occurred to mar the harmony of the day.



Accounts allowed June 30, 1919.

J. W. BITTICK sup Co. Farm - - - - - - - - - - $42.95

Walther COUCH Merc., Co. sup - - - - - - - -  34.55

RUDMAN Produce Co., sup - - - - - - - - - - - - 20.00

R. A. MARSDEN, sup., - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -19.41

R. A. MARSDEN sup C. H. & J. - - - - - - - -  31.61

J. W. ECKLE, sup C. H. & J. - - - - - - - - - - - 11.26

Mrs. F. E. SPILKER - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -- 1.15

State Treasurer tub, san - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  32.78

Mo., School for Deaf, - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  94.85

St. Louis Bindery Co, stat - - - - - - - - - - - - -  34.84

Geo. D. BARNARD & Co., stat - - - - - - - - - 23.41

STANDARD Ptg. Co., - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -18.88

Zion Industries - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -   7.38

Festus News - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  4.50

Frank B. CLARK, civil costs - - - - - - - - - - 101.70

Same, waiting on court - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 172.00

Same, feeding prisoners - - - - - - - - - - - - - 739.50

G. W. GASCHE, fees for June - - - - - - - - - - 137.65

GASCHE postage, exp & dray - - - - - - - - - -  32.85

F. DIETRICH, June sal - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  125.00

R. B. WILSON, sal - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -   175.00

Same, trav expenses - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  10.50

Same, postage - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -     11.54

Ware EVANS, sal - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  166.67

Blanche FRAZIER, sal - - - - - - - - - - - - -     50.00

Chas J. WHITE, sal - - - - - - - - - - - - - - --  208.33

J. G. BERKLEY sal - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  50.00

John HUBELI, sal - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  90.00

Miss Lola BRASWELL, trav expenses - - -  43.32

KUEFFEL & ESSER, eng, sup - - - - - - - -   12.19

Ind. Blue Print Co., sta - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  41.48

J. E. RUTLEDGE, smallpox - - - - - - - - - -  27.60

FORSHEE & GRIESHABER - - - - - - - - -  18.29

F. DIETRICH, YERGER & MARTIN jud -  271.10

P. L. GLATT, Lemay Ferry rd - - - - - - - --  65.95

M. G. HACKE, rd tools - - - - - - - - - - - --    65.95

M. E. McMULLIN, DeSoto rd - - - - - - --  881.00

WAGGENER Store Co., cement - - - - - -     44.00

F. ZACK, Vic & Hematite - - - - - - - - - -      4.00

C. W. MCKEE, Vic & Hematite - - - - - - -  13.00

P. L. CLERC, help engr - - - - - - - - - - - - -   3.00

Geo. HEILAND Jr., help engr - - - - - - - - -   2.00

M. J. GROB, Dist 23 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  27.00

Lon WIBBLE Dist 21- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 31.60

W. G. GREEN - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  15.30

J. H. HOPSON, cash advance pr per - - - - - 19.70

Effie MANESS care pr person - - - - - - - -   15.00

J. H. HOPSON, sal - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  5.00

Steve COLE, sal - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 5.00

L. H. BRUNS, sal - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  5.00

Theo HURTGEN sal & etc. - - - - - - - - - -  169.90

Court adjourned until Monday August 4, 1919.



Wm. ROSSMAN, Jr., - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - St. Louis

Anna FRANKENREITER - - - - - - - - - - - - -- St. Louis


Percy Joseph ABERNATHY - - - - - - - - - - - - - Festus

Della Mae AUBUCHON  - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Festus


R. R. McCONNELL - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - St. Louis

Ellen G. COLLINS - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - St. Louis



-Mrs. Clarence MURDOCK returned to the city Tuesday after a weeks visit with her sisters the Misses KLAUS and Mrs. P. P. HINCHEY.


-Lee GOFF of St. Louis was here the Fourth.


-Miss Jessie WILSON of Hematite is here visiting Mrs. C. T. JARVIS.


-A party of young folks enjoyed a hayride and box supper at Silica Saturday night.


-Miss Etta CAMPBELL has returned from a two weeks stay in the city.


-Mrs. Susan HIGGINBOTHAM was in St. Louis Tuesday of last week.


-Mr. and Mrs. H. BRUMMER entertained friends Monday night.


-Mrs. HARVEY has rented the Darden property on Fifth Street.


-Hal McKAY and family visited relatives in Ill., the Fourth.


-Andy NOLAN attended the prize fight and was much pleased that his man won.


-Mr. and Mrs. F. FITZGERALD returned to St. Louis after a few days stay in DeSoto.


-The new elevator company is ready to handle the new wheat crop.


-Miss MURPHY of St. Louis is visiting Miss Margaret LAWRENCE.


-Mr. HAWKINS and family have returned to Atchison, Kan.


-Miss Margaret CARLEY and Miss Lattie MALLICOAT spent the Fourth at Festus.


-Mr. and Mrs. E. E. BOYER are rejoicing over the safe arrival of their son Elmer from overseas. He surprised them Sunday morning.


-Albert MAHN, a soldier boy, returned home last week.


-Mr. and Mrs. Grade ALLEE of Fredericktown spent the week-end in DeSoto.


-A large crowd of DeSoto Folks went to Festus for the Fourth.


-Mrs. Izella DONNELL of Festus was here Saturday to visit Mrs. Ella FARRIS.


-Mr. and Mrs. O. F. MEEK were here a few days last week on business.


-They have shipped their household goods to Freeport, Ill., having sold their home to S. LEWIS.


-Mr. and Mrs. I. L. MASON were shopping in St. Louis Tuesday of last week.


-Charles HERMAN and wife, Harry and Fred BROWN and their families and John STATZEL and wife went camping over the Fourth of July at the Old WIILSON home the other side of Vineland.


-Mrs. Lillian WEEKS and son departed Tuesday for Iowa where they will visit relatives for the summer.


-P. P. HINCHEY went to Cape Girardeau on business Monday . . . relatives and friends.



The Hillsboro Library Association had their annual meeting last Monday evening. Miss Mayme HELLER was elected President, R. W. McMULLIN Secretary and John H. REPPY Treasurer.

The following board of trustees was elected: - Mesdames; Lily BOOTH, A. C. REPPY, Maud MILLER, and Messrs Geo. STEEL and W. J. A. SCHUBEL.

A resolution was adopted that all dues for the period of the war be remitted and that dues of members began July 1st. The old members are requested to come forward and pay their quarterly dues and invite others to join. The library will be open on Saturdays until other arrangements can be made, when it is hoped that it can be kept open all the time. The citizens of the town ought to take a lively interest in their library and give it their united support. There are over 1800 volumes in the library and it is expected that the state will aid by sending out its usual traveling library which will give us a constant change in books.



On Friday night, June 27, Mr. C. M. HAY who is a well-known League of Nations speaker, addressed the Christian Endeavor Convention at the Festus Presbyterian Church and spoke on the League of Nations. No resolutions were adopted but it is believed that the convention was practically unanimously for the League.

Sunday evening, June 29th, Judge BERKELEY and H. B. IRWIN held a meeting on the streets of DeSoto and delivered addresses on the League of Nations. The crowd received their addresses with enthusiasm that evidenced their sympathy for the League

Quite a number of ministers in the county preached sermons on the League of Nations on Sunday, June 29th, the opening day of the “League to Enforce Peace Week.” Most if not all, others did so on Sunday July 6th, the closing day of the week.

Everywhere sentiment is practically unanimous in favor of the League. (James SUTTON)


Mr. and Mrs. H. M. GRAHAM of St. Louis motored down and spent a few days with their daughter, Mrs. Edw. RUCH the past week.



The Festus-Crystal City picnic at WARNE’S Grove was one of the best and biggest affairs the 2 towns have ever given. Added attractions for the day was the parade at 10 o’clock. In the afternoon Captain HOAG an aviator from Scott Field gave an exhibition flight. DeSoto also crossed bats with the P. P. G. Co., team, defeating them 3-1 in a ten inning game which was some game. Plenty of amusements were on the grounds as well as refreshments. All in all, the picnic was a decided success.


Miss Olie FLIEG, who has a good position in the Hamilton Brown Shoe Co., office, spent the week-end with her parents here.


Among the Hillsboro folk who came over for the picnic were Mr. and Mrs. J. H. REPPY and family, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde WILLIAMS, Mr. and Mrs. Horace FRAZIER, Mr. and Mrs. Elijah BURGESS and Mr. Cornelius MARSDEN.


Misses Ada and Ruth OGLE of St. Louis motored down in their Dodge car to spend the week-end with the C. E. PORTER family.


Mrs. Everette HARRIS and “Charley Boy,” HARRIS departed this week, for an extended visit with her people in Columbus, North Carolina. Her husband, Lieut. HARRIS expects to land soon from France and will be discharged in a camp near there. He expects to join her later.


Lieut. Norville BRICKEY is home on a fifteen day furlough. He landed in this country a week ago but expects his discharge in about a month. We are indeed glad to welcome him back.


Miss Margaret KERRUISH of St. Louis spent the weekend with her parents here taking in the Fourth of July picnic.


Miss Margaret SHEPPERMAN of Cape Girardeau is visiting with Miss Lila FROST this week.


Clarence VAUGHN of St. Louis motored down with a party of friends, to enjoy the Fourth with Festus friends also. About fifteen people came with him in 3 cars.


Miss Selma SEWALD is cashier now in the SEWALD Meat Market taking the place of Miss Bess THOMURE who resigned.


Mrs. Frank OBERMILLER of Phoenix, Arizona is visiting the WALKER family in Crystal City this week. She says she doesn’t care to relate about the terrible cases she handled but that her experience over there was invaluable.


Mr. and Mrs. W. R. DONNELL have as their guests their daughter and grandson Mrs. D. PARHAM and son, Ware of Chicago.


Mrs. Theodore PRIMO and daughter Miss Lottie of Oakmulgee, Oklahoma are here for an extended visit with friends.


Mr. and Mrs. G. W. McCORMACK of Chicago are visiting Miss Linda and Lydia KLEINSCHMIDT.


Misses BESS and Alice JENNINGS departed this week for a month’s vacation trip to Phoenix, Arizona and Los Angeles, California expecting to be the guest of  (<transcriber note : sentence ends here.)


Frank JOHNSON transacted business in Festus this week. Mr. JOHNSON was a former resident and merchant of our town.


Mr. and Mrs. Joe DERQUE have moved into their new home in the West End which they recently purchased from Mike CAMPBELL.


The Misses Erme, Bertha and Lucille SCHAFER of St. Louis are guests of Mr. and Mrs. Dare BOWMAN and Miss Winnie BYRD, many informal affairs have been given and are being given in their honor.


Lieut. Harrison HARTWEIN arrived home this week from overseas duty. Charles arrived last week, so the HARTWEIN family is again complete, the boys having been gone nearly two years.


Mr. and Mrs. Floyd DIXON and family of St. Louis are making an extended visit with her parents Mr. and Mrs. LUCAS.


Mr. and Mrs. B. GROVERO are being congratulated upon the arrival of a new baby girl.


Mr. and Mrs. Sid ENGLAND are making their home with Mr. and Mrs. Stoke WAGGENER, until their new bungalow in the West End is finished.


Virgil PODESTA left this week to visit his brother in Detroit, Michigan.


Mr. and Mrs. Clarence PORTER are receiving congratulations upon the arrival of Clarence Junior last week.


Two more Festus boys have arrived in this country from France, but not home. They are Thomas EUSTACE and Joe COLEMAN.


Miss Emma WEHNER, one of our Festus girls who have been doing Red Cross nursing in France, arrived home.



Cutting wheat has been the main pastime the past week. Excellent prospects are reported from all sections. Moss Hollow will hold first place it is said.


Since the addition of a flivver to his personal affects, Roscoe YOUNG’S popularity has risen from 25 to 100 percent commenting on the fact that “auto elopements” are all the rage.


Wm. BARNS motored to Hillsboro Thursday as advance agent of a local BRUMMEL, seeking information, whether marriage licenses are issued to minors or not. Be careful Bill or you will be adjudged an “accessory before the fact.”


The Rev. BERNARD of the Pevely Church has purchased a new auto. Observing an everlasting smile on the countenance we assume the new car is a “peach.”


Phil MUNICKE of Moss Hollow whose weight is estimated to be between 300 and 400 pounds believes it an unusual hardship to labor in a wheat field with the thermometer hovering around 100 in the shade.


Sam HIGGS the veteran timber man, was stricken ill while walking home Thursday eve. We are unable to learn the nature of the illness.


Saturday eve was a big meet night of the Local Farmers Union. Several new members were proposed for membership, and initiation will take place next meeting, the new goat will then be on hand.


Wm. WEBER of Bachelor Hollow, an ardent Wilsonite now comes forth stating that he has at last discovered why Postmaster General BURLESON is so much in the public print. States Bill, “you see they keep BURLESON before the public eye to hide the other misfits of WILSON’S cabinet.


Frank MOSS of Moss Hollow was a business visitor the past week. Frank is hale and hearty but does not ever expect to see another Democratic national administration.


Threshing this year will not be as “dry” as many anticipated. Stocks ??d in before the national drought should be ample to quench the thirsts of the driest, judging from the quantity stored.


Some of our fair sex have christened visitors from various sections to the local dance as “regulars and volunteers.” Those of Antonia and west of there are regulars and Pevely’s Beau BRUMMELS” are classed as volunteers.


Wm. MEYER of Glen Park has severed his connection with the Union Store and George STEIN now acts as clerk.


Mrs. F. L. HITCHCOCK and children will depart for the family farm in the hills south of Antonia for recuperation.


The Ladies Domestic Art Society is stocking its larder for a real season of canning and preserving and we anticipate some lively competition as to which one cans and preserves the best.


With farmerettes, dairyettes an established fact, now cometh forth the carpenterettes. In the Engle station vicinity, helping with a new front porch is the newest accomplishment of the suffragettes.


During a visit to various farms by a prospective St. Louis purchaser, in the vicinity of Seckman, he believes roads are not necessary, but elevators would be the ideal improvement up and down the little hills.


Dan LONGEHENNIG announces he is nearly in shape to again indulge in his favorite fox trot dancing. Dances at Maxville are the ones most considered. The reason is well known.


A political debate between two ladies, one an enthusiastic G. O. P. and the other a watchful waiting, misfit, admirer, is to be staged soon. The debate will cover the period from 1912 to the present time. Peace makers will be present to prevent any possible hair pulling episodes.


Mrs. George STEIN will act as postmistress during the absence of Mrs. HITCHCOCK.


Earl MURPHY announces a discovery whereby an auto can be guided by using the feet instead of the hands of the driver. This seems, Earl thinks is an ideal one for lovers.


Government tie inspectors for the McAdoos Scissor-Bill Road, were here recently. They have improved wonderfully over the old method of inspection which resembled a debate on uncertainties. So uncertain are they as to what should constitute a good railroad tie their efforts are amusing to those of experiences.


Since the “Columbia Six,” a new possession of our neighbor merchant. Wm. HENTCHEL of Imperial, has been in commission, Bill thinks the roads around Cedar Hill an ideal location for a tryout. We surmise a charming debutante in that vicinity the real drawing card.


Miss May BLAKE of Glen Park, who blushingly confesses her weight as 330 pounds and Wm. BURNS of our town seem betrothed. As Bill admits 280 pounds as his weight, we now are satisfied and agree with Bill that a stake wagon “wedding cart,” will be the proper method of moving about.


Since the actual death of old John BARLEYCORN, several local devotees of “Rock & Rye,” are anticipating some strenuous efforts in their endeavors to overcome the long friendship with the once powerful monarch.


Fred WEDDE looked her prettiest as she came in town driving a team of spirited steeds drawing a surrey. Being proud of her achievement as she well might be, Dame RAMOR has it as lessons from her farmer fiancée breaking her into the farmerette class.




Rev. A. HILKEMAN, now pastor of Sidney Street Mission Church in St. Louis was given two weeks’ vacation by his flock. He felt that he could save more of his friends by preaching at his old congregations and so last Sunday he preached a morning sermon at Hillsboro, one at 3:30 in the afternoon at Belew’s Creek Chapel and another in the evening at Cedar Hill.


Mrs. Bettie GLASS sold her farm Tuesday to Forest Lee TILLER of St. Louis.  Forest Lee is to become a Tiller of the soil and will evade forest shades and seek refuge when warm and tired under the “Old Apple Tree,” or at the spring under the hill. The sale was made through F. J. ADAMS, with Geo. W. OTTENAD.


The Parsons home at Riverside has passed into the hands of the Quick Parliment Old Line Life Insurance Co.  It is a beautiful home and a beautiful site and it is to be hoped that it will soon pass into the hands of someone who can afford to keep and maintain it and make a real home of it.


Syl WILLIAMS of Morse Mill quite recently sold a bunch of light hogs 34 in number averaging about 156 pounds and received something over $1,100.00 net for them. The poor down trodden farm seems to be getting his these days and yet even these prices are not sufficient to justify the high cost of bacon.


Morse Mill seemed to be the Mecca toward which the St. Louis Folks traveled for their Fourth, although quite a few cars passed through the Ironton and Arcadia. At the Mill however all the available road space and vacant lots were filled with automobiles, which came down from the city loaded with holiday pleasure seekers.  They had a good time, too, so good in fact that many remained over until Sunday evening late. The water was fine and slow, there was plenty of shade, and bathing was the order of the day. Some of our boys say you don’t have to go to Louis Branch, or any of the big national bathing beaches to see some real up to date bathing suits, that are really used for bathing purposes.


Theodore HURTGEN and George HEILAND and left Hillsboro Tuesday morning for Pacific where they expect to have turned over to them for use on the county roads a Nash four wheel drive truck. This is one of a lot of material turned over to the State Highway Department by the government. It was one of a lot of trucks purchased by the War Department for army service. The freight charges is about all the county has to pay and there is no question but that they will be valuable adjunct-- in road building. Harry D. GRIFFITH who is now with the state Highway Department is making a strong effort to secure at least three of these trucks for Jefferson County.


Mr. and Mrs. Leo HELD formerly of Pevely Mo., now living at McCloud, Oklahoma, arrived in Pevely last week by motor, via the Santa Fe Trail. The trip is about 600 miles and they made it without trouble. Mrs. HELD was formerly Miss Sophia HEINER and Mr. HELD a son of Florenz HELD. They are visiting relatives and friends at Pevely and expect to visit Hillsboro before returning home.


Mr. and Mrs. Ed RUCH of Belews Creek entertained a large party of relatives and friends from St. Louis on the Fourth. The party was entertained with a fishing trip to the river on Friday and Saturday and on Saturday evening Mrs. RUCH gave a dance at her home in honor of her guests. Refreshments were served and dancing was indulged in to a late hour. After a most pleasant week-end the party left Sunday afternoon for St. Louis, taking with them among other trophies and souvenirs a large supply of Big River and Belews Creek chiggers.



Wm. H. HOFFMAN to Jesse FREEMAN Lots 13 & 14 Davis ad DeSoto … $600

Owen F. MEEK to J. S. LEWIS & wife . . . Lots 1 & 2 blk 4 R & D ad DeSoto 300.. . .

J. M. MOON to W. T. WILKSON & wife 40 ac (15-38-4) … $1,500

National Farm and Vocational Training Institute to Quick Payments Old Line Life Insurance Co., Lot 3, Riverside Fruit & Stock Farm, cont. 13.3 3 acres …. $15,000

Betty GLASS et al to Forest L. TILL . . . 40 acres (23-41-4) …$1,700


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The Jefferson County Record. A Partnership Composed of John H. REPPY as Albertise C. REPPY. John H. REPPY, Editor. Albertise Coon REPPY, Associate Editor. Entered second-class matter March 2, 1911, at the Post office in Hillsboro, Mo, under the Act March 2, 1889. Card of Thanks, Twenty-five cents: Resolutions, one dollar. Obituary poetry. Five cents per each six words. Subscription Price – One year, $1.50. Six Months, .75 cents in Advance.


We may pause to remark that the nation again has in its midst a president. WOODROW has returned and will advise the country of the fact as . . . lily as possible. We bid the president a hearty welcome and hope he will spend the summer, although we anticipate a very warm season in the neighborhood of Washington D. C.


The Missouri Legislature adopted the Federal Amendment granting women suffrage. Five votes were recorded against it in the House and Three in the Senate. Missouri is the eleventh state to ratify the amendment, all states so far voting, having ratified.


The death penalty has been revived in Missouri. The Legislature has just passed the bill re-establishing the death penalty for murder 1st degree, rape, armed robbery, treason – suborning testimony in capital cases and kidnaping.


The British dirigible, the R-34 has now successfully crossed the ocean. It is only a question of time until air strikes will make the trip on practically schedule time. It can and will be done in safety and celerity.



Last year George C. TAYLOR gave the Woman’s Home Bureau two hundred and fifty dollars to help get started. It was a loan but one that was rarely needed and truly and gratefully appreciated. The ladies were successful in their work and Mr. TAYLOR was observant of what was done in his community of what was being done in his country. On July 4th in order to properly celebrate the day, Mr. TAYLOR presented to Mrs. Lily BOOTH, one hundred dollars as a gift for the use of the Home Bureau.

It is needless to say that the women of the county appreciate the chivalry and the patriotic spirit of Mr. Taylor not only for the present gift but for his constant spirit of helpfulness.

The re-organization for the new year work has been completed but members have been slow in rending in their dues and the required number of duly paid and enrolled members is about thirty short. Membership is only one dollar per year and every housewife in the county should belong and should send in an application for membership to Mrs. Lily BOOTH President or to the secretary, Miss Sadie MORSE, Hillsboro, MO.


~Dutch Form of Golf~

Where and when golf started anybody knows of a certainty; whether or not it comes from Holland or Scotland matters little, perhaps, except to the seeker after the truth and nothing but the truth. To him we would say that some sort of a game resembling golf was played in Holland oftentimes on the ice with skates instead of holes. No rules for such play have ever been discovered, but from pictures we learn that the finish of this . . (last line is cut off – transcriber note).



The big steamship George Washington lay in the harbor of Brest from May 18th until June 28th awaiting the decision of President WILSON to return to the United States. It is estimated that to keep the ship in the harbor cost $10,000 a day. During the period of its delay it could have made two trips to the United States, bringing home 6,000 men on each trip. The delay or that number of men in France costs the government, it is estimated $36,000 a day, or about a million and a half dollars for the number of days that many men will have to remain in France longer because of the detention of the vessel for the convenience of President WILSON and his party. It is stated by Kenneth ADAMS, Chicago Tribune correspondent, that the soldiers in the camps about Brest have not been at all backward about complaining. Some seventy-thousand of them have been watching the George Washington riding idly in the roads while they were held in camp with an ocean between them and home. One lieutenant colonel a prominent democrat, is said by Mr. ADAMS to have declared that he knew four hundred officers, heretofore Democrats, who are so “sore” about the variety of democracy exemplified in such neglect of the comfort and convenience of soldiers in order to minister to the liking of a comparatively few officials for luxury that they’d not expect to affiliate with their old party when they come home.



Good old Rock Creek is still all on the map.


The farmers in this neighborhood are all busy cutting and stacking wheat.


Our new merchants, LEIGHT Brothers moved in their store last week and are ready to accommodate everybody.


The dance given by the Base Ball team was well attended. The Rock Creek team in the county, so look out Four Ridge.


Mr. Royal YATES is seen sporting around in his new Ford, here is your chance girls.


Miss Anna MILLER from Ill., a little friend of Kasper RIEBOLD, is visiting Mr. George RIEBOLD and family.


Our young sport, Anton LEIGHT is seen making frequent trips to the east end of the district, wonder why?


Arthur BROOKS is going down Sugar Creek quite often, well Arthur if you find something as sweet as sugar let us know.


Mr. Louis RIEBOLD stacked wheat last week and we are informed that he made the stack so high that the sun burned his whiskers off.


As news is getting scarce I will close but will come again soon. Pieface.


Quite a number of Hillsboro folks attended the picnic and barbecue at House Springs. All report an excellent supper and a good big crowd present and a good time for everybody.


~Mother of Thousands~

The destruction wrought on all but the hardest wood by the white ant, or termite, is not surprising when a few facts are known of its prolific character. A nest, some six feet in height, was found in the tropics and about one foot below the level of the ground was a conical mound of hard earth. Inside this dwelt the queen mother. After careful observation she was found to lay 9,120 eggs in an hour. On account of her great size she was unable to leave her cell, her only function being to lay eggs.



83 acres, 63 in cultivation, balance can be cultivated. 6 room house, good out buildings. Soil-sandy loam. Located 2 miles east of Goldman, Mo., Price $5,500. For particulars see J. J. SPROCK. 3454 Crittenden Street, St. Louis, Mo.




Circuit Judge - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -E. M. DEARING

Stenographer (official) - - - - - - - - - - - C. T. JARVIS


Circuit Court begins Second Monday of January, May and September

Representative - - - - - - - - - - -- - - - - - Milton MOSS


Presiding Judge Co. Court - - - - - - - - -  J. H. HOPSON

Judge First District - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  L. H. BRUNS

Judge Second District - - - - - - - - - - - -  Steve COLE


County Court First Monday of each Month.

Probate Judge - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - J. P. MILLER


Probate Court Fourth Monday, February, May, August and November

Circuit Clerk - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - W. R. EVANS

County Clerk - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  G. W. GASCHE

Recorder - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  W. G. REINEMER

Treasurer - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Frank DIETRICH

Prosecuting Atty. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - C. J. WHITE

Assessor - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  J. C. JOHNSON

Supt. of Schools - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - R. B. WILSON

Sheriff - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  Frank CLARK

Surveyor - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  Theodore HURTGEN

Public Administrator - - - - - - - - - - - - - - J. G. BRUNS

Coroner - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  Dr. N. W. JARVIS

Probation Officer - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - J. G. BERKELEY



On June 9th the United States Department of Agriculture estimated the winter wheat at 893,000,000 bushels and spring wheat at 343,000,000 bushel a total of 1,236,000,000 bushels. This will represent a record winter wheat crop exceeding the crop of 1914 by 219,000 bushels and the spring wheat crop does not equal the total of 1915 or 1916. The largest wheat crop heretofore was 1,025,801,000 bushels in 1915, and the estimate…..




Lessons Learned by People Insure the Bringing into Closer Contact of Citizens and Government.


Now that the new German Government has accepted the inevitable, and has officially signed the peace terms tendered them by the Allies and the countries associated with them, the greatest and most disastrous war that has ever scourged the world is ended.

For nearly five years now the world has been topsy-turvy. The things that were needed yesterday are no longer required, and the products of the great war establishments and munition plants are being diverted to the manufacture of implements of peace.

There will now needs to be a readjustment. Governments that have thought in billions and spent money with a lavish hand, must needs retrench and think in millions and even smaller amounts, and must gain a new perspective.

Viewed in the retrospect the part played by America in the great world war is one of the most glorious chapter in history. The greatest nation the world has ever seen to rise and gain predominance in world affairs was the one to add the finishing blow to the unprecedented struggle. And in the days that followed the signing of the armistice it was that same country, America that led in the road to world peace.

And in the making of this brilliant history the plain American citizen played a stellar role. The mountains of munitions, the equipment for the millions of soldiers, the great ships that carried the men across the ocean, could not have been provided had not the common people of America provided the money.

Much of this money was obtained through the sale of Liberty Bonds and the War Savings and the Thrift Stamps. And this great volume of money has not been wasted. First it brought permanent peace to the world, and not that real peace in here, every cent that was so invested will come back to those who aided their government, and it will come back with interest.

This war that is now happily ended has taught the people the value of saving. They went into the saving game as much through patriotism as anything else. But now that they are reaping the returns, and see that what they did with a patriotic motive is a real foundation for future fortune, they have gained a new confidence in their country, and they will continue to buy the securities the Treasury Department offers, and will make the country many fold more prosperous than it would have been had not the war instilled the lesson that will prove invaluable in future years.


~Labor Endorses War Savings~

Three hundred delegates to the Central Trades and Labor Union of St. Louis at the regular semi-monthly meeting, June 8, unanimously voted to endorse the 1919 Thrift campaign and pledged their co-operation with the War Savings Organization in promoting the War Savings and Thrift campaign plans. They adopted a resolution to this effect and will send copies of the resolution to every labor organization in St. Louis.


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~Hillsboro Items~

. . . emer and family visited Ce . . . d the home folks on the . . .


Wm Heeman PIERCE, discovered a watch lying on the sidewalk. Recorder Reinemer’s attendant as it was warm sent William ---it up. Reinemer kept the watch almost a week and was to advertise for an owner when --- Gasche inquired of him about it and identified it promptly as his.


. . . Mathews of DeSoto filled an appointment at Hillsboro and as usual preached an elegant and forceful sermon, the text of . . . Going back to Eden,” al . . . s not the scriptural text. . . . s contends that despite the . . . the ideals of the people are . . . that the day of the brother . . . n is approaching, because . . . ome to realize, that they . . . s of their brothers,” and . . . to make sacrifices and if . . . ight and die for the rights . . . ows.


(Willia)m A. REILLY and his daughter of Wilmington, Delaware and Mrs. NORWINE of  St. Louis were guests of the --- family on the Fourth. Mr. REILLY is -- years old and a veteran of war and formerly resided in this county and is visiting Missouri for the first time in nine years. Mrs. NORWINE is a sister of Mr. REILLYs, his uncle. They return to the City Monday.


Lillie G. BENSON and daughter are making a vacation visit to family.


. . . has arrived from Honolulu to visit his parents Dr. George STEEL and wife for ten days before going . . . Mr. STEEL has been in Y.M.. . . in Honolulu for the past --- and has had a most interest  . . ful life in that particular area.


. . . ie DEES and Miss Maurine . . . St. Louis spent the Fourth here with the Ross DONNELL family.


. . . e HEMME returned to To . . . r guest Mrs. GAYNOR whose . . . s HEMME terminated last . . .



Notice is hereby given that letters of administration on the estate of ANGELINE GOZA, dec., were granted to the undersigned on the 23rd day of June 1919, by the Probate Court of Jefferson County, Missouri. All persons having claims against said estate are required to exhibit them for allowance to the Administrator within six months after the date of said letters or they may be precluded from any benefit of said Estate; and if such claims be not exhibited within one year from the date of this publication they shall be forever barred. JOHN G. BRUNS (SEAL) Administrator. Attested: - J. P. MILLER Judge of Probate.



Dr. C. A. McCLELLAND will be in Cedar Hill July 18 to 19th and in Hillsboro July 25 to 26 and glad to meet anyone needing . . . Prices reasonable and all service guaranteed.


There were so many visitors coming out to Maxville to spend the Fourth that it kept the bus driver busy transporting them from Thursday eve until Friday evening.


Miss Elizabeth GUDDING has been visiting her cousins Mr. and Mrs. Jos. GRAZACK a few days.


Miss Clara BECKER who returned home from St. Louis to help her father pick blackberries is heard singing “How you going to keep them down on the farm after they’ve seen Paree.”


Dan’s foot seems to be OK again as he passed through town in his big Case looking neither to the right or left. “I wonder why?”


One of the old settlers Mrs. BUER who for the past few years stayed with her daughters Mrs. Martin BECKER of St. Louis died after a short illness and was buried at the Catholic Cemetery Tuesday. She is mourned by all her relatives and friends.


Mrs. Philip EMS, Sr., and Mrs. Wm. SWALBERT are reported very ill.


As usual the Sunday ended with an accident. A big new six upset at the foot of Maxville hill. They were strangers coming out from St. Louis.


Mr. and Mrs. Wm. FREDERITZI Jr., expect to go to housekeeping in a few weeks in their brand new, cute little bungalow. We wish them all the luck in the world because everybody likes Lydia and “Boy.”


Our reckless chauffeur Mr. WEBER of St. Louis was out with his family Thursday evening to visit his relatives and his daughter Viola stayed out over the holidays. Viola is a great favorite with most all the young folks out here and they all say that no party is complete without her presence.


Some of our young folks were at the Seckman dance Sunday night and as usual had a grand and glorious time.


The rumor was afloat that “Peeping Tom” was there also and the young folks tried their very best to find out which was he, but he is a real mystery.


Mr. and Mrs. Gus WENOM and friends took a joy ride to Maxville Thursday evening and stopped in at FREDERITZI’S soft drink parlor.


Mrs. WEIDELE, mother of Chas WEIDELE in nurse for Mrs. WUERTZ who is recovering from an accident.


Nobody is quite as busy around here as the threshing machine crew. Wheat seems to be fairly good this year.


There was a large crowd attending the ball game Sunday. Maxville Juniors played Four Ridge boys and won, the score being 8 to 9.


The Maxville Seniors played the Hen Pecked husbands of South St. Louis, the score being 8 to 6 in favor Maxville. Next Sunday the boys expect to play American Eagle’s of St. Louis.


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Two young cows and calves for sale also some young pigs.

AUGUST HENKE. Kimmswick Rt. 1 Box 28 Mo.



Gentle driving horse, harness and two seated trap. Apply at GREEN’S Store, Sulphur Springs, Mo.


W.J. MAUTHER, Propr. De Soto, MO



A few more subjects to relate to the benefit of those who doubt our word. As our thorp is progressing entirely too rapidly to express it all we will pass over the facts lightly.


Conrad STRAHER, the genial thresher man is to blow the cobwebs out the blower Tuesday at Albert MAUL’S.


We are of the opinion that some farmers will not have room to store the wheat and may have to dig a hole in the ground to bury it as the bushels are more supernumerary than expected.


The curve in Short Bend Ave. is a memory to Martin BLANK and the close shaving barber of Maxville. The two met in machines unexpectedly. BLANK dodged there colliding with a young mountain overturning his buzz wagon. Dexterous Jim made his bus wiggle so swiftly that the tail light popped off. BLANK and his brother-in-law, Fred FLAMM picked themselves up on the other side of the fence. The car somehow got on its feet and proceeded to speed down to Nic ROESEN’S gasoline station in search of more gas, as it only had the right hind leg crippled. Did you ever try a pair of curve goggles?


The dance at Seckman Hall was well represented from Maxville, Antonia, House Springs, Kimmswick and Tenbrook all showing us a pleasant smile.


Interesting sights were witnessed in seeing Martin BLANK, Martin REITER and Wm. PAUL who bought their beds with them using empty soda bottles for downy pillows. We wish to thank the trip for booming the soda industry. We have sympathy for the widows sitting on a bench looking as innocent as a bull frog in January.


Charley KYLE quit his job at Walter SULTZ’S and returned to House Springs Sunday, Charley, whats the dear you had so near you at the dance going to do.


The champion ‘dear’ hunter of Stony Point was just about to report a success when his Chevrolet died on low, “more gas.”


One of the Seckman “dears” was chased to House Springs on the Fourth and back on the fifth. Going some!


The superintendent of Stony Point was visiting at DIERK’s near Bumper Station Sunday. This too looks very conclusive.


We cannot comprehend why Twin Four were not at the frolic. Probably there’s a reason.


Ansolm KOHLER had an armful Sunday. He was seen speeding up the Blvd., with some object taking up three fourths of the front seat. Emil DIERKS thinks that the object will soon occupy the rear seat.


Arthur HOOGE reports he has had no trouble since he travels Short Bend Ave., with a horse and rig. That certainly saves gas and rubber tires.


The Barnhart ‘Beau Brummel King’ was seen at our burg last week and had a peach of a doll by his side. If he slipped by the Barnhart correspondent, the Seckman one takes pleasure in enlightening him.


Anton KOHLER says he don’t care if the lights on his Ford are dim. He usually has an extra one along that supplies the deficiency.


Martin REITER reports the blackberry jubilee in Red Valley Hollow was interesting as soon as the “jiggers” started operating on the St. Louis pickers, the same working on them with both hands. Who scratched yours, Martin?


John REITER is gleefully telling his friends of a new trail he has. Joy to Bumper Station bird.


The riot last Thursday completely wrecked the “information pump.” Peeping Tom invites all enthusiastic workers of the pump to read the finishing touch in the next issue in which he bids all the regretful adieu. Peeping Tom



Between 4 and 7 years old. 15 ½ or 16 hand high and heavy build. Call or write to, Jacob BETTERMANN, Jr. Pevely, Rt. 1 Box 41 Mo. 


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Farmers are busy in this neighborhood plowing corn, stacking and threshing wheat. The wheat crop will fall far short of expectations.


Holiday visitors were quite humorous hereabout around the Fourth. Among those we had the pleasure of meeting were Peter SVEHLA and sister of St Louis who visited their father and Miss Rosa WEAST also of St. Louis who spent a few days here with her sisters, Mrs. KUENE and HAEFNER.


Otto STEINHAUER an optician of St. Louis spent the Fourth here with his cousin Edward NESSELL.


Those who attended the dance at Fred BOLLEFER’S report a record crowd and a rollicking good time. We do not doubt it any as the writer also once attended at this place and knows from experience that the hosts are very good entertainers.


The parsonage being erected at the Lutheran church is well nearing completion and will be a beautiful residence.


The many friends and acquaintances of Mr. E. J. HOOGE were shocked to hear of his sudden death. Leaving home in the morning in apparently the best of health he was brought back two hours afterwards unconscious in which state he died not two days later.


Railroad postal clerk Lewis HILGERT was in this neighborhood visiting his parents and sweetheart. Lewis formerly taught the school here before he received his present situation. He informed us that he never missed an hour for nearly 1 ½ years in his present work.


What has become of the Four Ridge ball team and of the wedding bells we were supposed to hear cast their enchanting melody to the air some sunny morning, we knew not when. As we scan the item appearing from time to time about Four Ridge, in our distant habitation, we would look for some light concerning the above but in vain. Well here’s luck and hope, and until we may come again some future day, we live in suspense.



Notice is hereby given that letters testamentary on the estate of FREDERICK LUDEMANN dec., were granted to the undersigned on the 16th day of June 1919, by the Probate Court of Jefferson County, Missouri. All persons having claims against said estate are required to exhibit them for allowance to the Executor within six months after the date of said letters, or they may be precluded from any benefit of such estate; and if such claims be not exhibited within one year from the date of the last insertion of the publication of this notice, they shall be forever barred. HELEN LUDEMANN, Executrix (SEAL) Attested: J. P. MILLER, Judge of Probate.



Court orders that there be no appraiser appointed for collateral inheritance tax in the following estates: - Geo. CRULL, Susan I. DOUGLASS, Fredrick LUDEMANN and E. S. McCARTHY.


In estate of Vance BONNELL dec., Mattie BONNELL, widow, files renunciation of will.


R. COXWELL and Son allowed $345.95 against estate of Elizabeth HAVERSTICK.


Personal property estate of Elizabeth HAVERSTICK ordered sold.


Sale of real estate of John J. REYNOLDS a minor confirmed.


Final settlement of estate of James R. WOODS filed and approved.


~Prussian Military System~

During the Franco-German war, 1870-71, the armies of the various German states, though they were not Prussian, while in the field were commanded by the Prussian king and his general staff. After that war there was no difficulty in making Prussian control permanent. One after another the various states resigned direction of their armies to the King of Prussia, and for all practical purposes the German army became one. Almost immediately after the close of the Franco-German war a movement was begun to extend the imperial army, and the Prussian military system was introduced throughout the empire.



Notice is hereby given that letters of administration on the estate of ANGELINE GOZA, dec., were granted to the undersigned on the 23rd day of June 1919, by the Probate Court of Jefferson County, Missouri. All persons having claims against said estate are required to exhibit them for allowance to the Administrator within six months after the date of said letters or they may be precluded from any benefit of said Estate; and if such claims be not exhibited within one year from the date of this publication they shall be forever barred. JOHN G. BRUNS Administrator (SEAL) Attested: - J. P.MILLER Judge of Probate.



Missouri Chief Executive Thinks the Chance to Build Prosperity’s Foundation Never So Good.

[Picture of GOV. F. D. GARDNER]

A wholesome and much needed lesson has been taught the American people by the government in the various loan and thrift campaigns which have been launched within the past two years.

The War Savings Stamp campaign should appeal especially to the salary and wage earner, man and woman, girl and boy, as an incentive to saving and investment. The War Savings Stamp affords the readiest means of investment and the most frequent and largest returns in interest. As a boy I would have hailed with delight such an opportunity to invest my small earnings.

As a word of business advice to the American boy and girl, I would say: out of your earnings save something each week and make your savings earn money for you by investing them in War Savings Stamps. FREDERICK D. GARDNER, Governor of Missouri.



Congressman HOWARD, in Signed Statement, Tells of Benefits of Saving.

“Government securities afford the safest and most practical investment in the world,” said Representative William S. HOWARD of Georgia. A War Savings Stamp is a promissory note for $5 if redeemed at maturity, or of the original cost of the stamp plus accrued interest if redeemed before maturity.

“It was only after America entered the great world conflict that the small wage earned in this country has been afforded the opportunity of investing in government securities of becoming co-partners with the government. That there are today more than 20,000,000 holders of government securities, as compared with 3,000,000 before the war, is a fact which speaks for itself.

“When you buy a War Savings Stamp you are helping the government. To be able to make a loan to the government, even as small as the sum represented by a War Savings Stamp, is a proof of patriotism and also a practical manifestation of that spirit of national thrift and individual savings which has come to us a permanent heritage from the war.”



With the dates of Missouri’s State Fair, August 9-16 now scarcely more than a month away, exhibitors and prospective exhibitors who have not yet made their entries should do so immediately. This is the word sent out from E. G. BYLANDER’S office on the Fair Grounds at Sedalia, where preparations for the 1919 Fair are now being made. The closing date for entries in the livestock, saddle stakes, and home economies departments is July 25th. For apiary, agriculture, corn exhibits dairy products and stock judging the closing date in August 4th.

“Many exhibitors had prospective exhibitors are holding off sending their entries because they have not yet received copies of the 1919 premium list,” said Secretary BYLANDER, Saturday. “More than six thousand premium lists were mailed out last week to exhibitors all over the state; and we have plenty more for all who want them. Drop a postcard to the Missouri State Fair, Sedalia and you will receive your copy by return mail.

Premiums offered total $44,530:00, divided among eighteen departments as follows:

Speed - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - $10,550.00

Draft and Coach Horses - - - - - - -    7,170.00

Light Horses  - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -   5,583.50

Jacks, Jennets & Mules  - - - - - - - -  1,250.00

Beef Cattle - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  6,852.50

Dairy Cattle - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -   2,796.00

Swine - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4,554.50

Sheep - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1,797.00

Poultry- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  2,000.00

Apiary - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -       151.00

Stock Judging - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -    180.00

Dairy Products - - - - - - - - - - - - - -      195.00

Agriculture - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2,062.00

Horticulture - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -    521.00

Floriculture - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -      155.50

Home Economics - - - - - - - - - - - - -  1,333.75

Education - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -- 1,032.00

Boys’ & Girls’ Club Work - - - - - - -    386.25


    Total - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - $44,550.00



Notice is hereby given that letters testamentary on the estate of GEO J. CRULL, Dec., were granted to the undersigned on the 10th day of June 1919, by the Probate Court of Jefferson County Missouri. All persons having claims against said estate are required to exhibit them for allowance to the Executor within six months after the date of said letters, or they may be precluded from any benefit of such estate; and if such claims be not exhibited within one year from the date of the last insertion of the publication of this notice they shall be forever barred. LOUISA CRULL (SEAL) Executrix, Attest: J P. MILLER, Judge of Probate.



Anyone found hunting on my place without my permission will be punished by law. Wm. KUENZLE.



There is a tendency to describe the increasing differences in growing clover to so called “clover sickness,” of . . . soil. B. W. TILLMAN, of the University of Missouri College of Agriculture states that on many farms in Missouri the acreage in clover has been greatly reduced in recent years on account of the uncertainty in getting a stand. . . will, therefore, be of great interest and value to the farmers to know that the so-called “clover sickness” is largely if not altogether, due to the lack of lime in the soil. The fact has been very clearly proved by the results obtained from the use of ground limes . . . on the outlying soils experiment found in the state as well as by particular experience of the farmers.


One of the most striking instances of the value of ground limestone in saving these crop troubles is to be found on the outlying field on the farm of George KLENKE at Union, Franklin, Mo. Certain plats in this field receive two tons of ground limestone per . . . four years ago, other plats were left untreated as a check, while still others received various fertilizer application.  During this time clover has appeared in the rotation three times, including a crop which is on the land this year. The clover on the untreated plats, as well as unfertilized plats, is a complete ---ure this spring. The four lime plats on the field, on the other hand, have a magnificent stand of clover, and preliminary indications are that the clover will yield as high as two tons to the . . . It is planned to hold a meeting on the clover field at some date in the near future for the purpose of getting some definitive ideas as to the value of limestone and the most practical method of applying it on the farm.

Aside from the direct value of the ground lime stone, the experiment in Union shows an additional value for the use of phosphatic fertilizer on ground clover. The clover on the lime plat which received this fertilizer, has  . . a better growth than that of the straight lime plats, showing once . . . what is becoming to be generally recognized that the soils of Missouri are-- in phosphorus. The application of phosphatic fertilizer is, therefore an important step in clover production and nothing can take place of ground limestone in establishing proper soil condition for clover.


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[Ad] Peoples Bank of DeSoto. G. A. AUERSWALD, ERNEST S. COXWELL, R. B. JONES, HENRY LEPP, GEO. MAHN, D. L. ROUGGLY, J. F. WALTHER are the directors of the PEOPLE’S BANK OF DESOTO. The strength of a financial institution depends primarily upon the character of men chosen by the stockholders to direct its affairs. Next in importance in estimating strength is the amount of the institution’s capital, surplus and profit, every dollar of which is for the protection of its clients. In the case of the People’s Bank of DeSoto, this amounts to the large sum of One Hundred Thousand Dollars. The combination of the above board of directors and of over One Hundred Thousand Dollars capital, surplus and profits, enables this company to maintain a reputation for solidity and for careful conservative management which it has enjoyed ever since its organization in 1885.


[Ad] PURITAN TIRES, 30x3 1-2, $15.50. Carries Usual 3500 Mile Guarantee. Fresh Stock. Agents for Republic trucks and Dart Touring cars. Maxville Auto Repair Co. Maxville, MO


[Ad] Bank of Kimmswick, Kimmswick, Missouri, Capital $10,000. Surplus and Undivided Profits $10,000. C. H. GERALD, President. M. ZIEGLER, Vice President, G. A. WENOM, Cashier. We invite you to open an account with us. Pass Books and Check Books given without charge, regardless of the amount of Deposit. We pay 4 percent on time deposits for one year, and 3 percent a year for 6 months.


[Ad] E. A. STAAT, General Blacksmith and Garage Dealer In Farm machinery, Implements, Vehicles, Gasoline engines, and repairs of all kinds; Deering and Plymouth twine. Antonia, Mo.


[Ad] HURTGEN’S SHOP. First Class Horse Shoers, All kinds of machinery repaired on short notice, Try us and see, Automobiles Repaired. Hillsboro, Missouri


[Ad] E. A. STOVESAND AGENT FOR John Deere Binders, Dain Mowers, Deer Disc Cultivators and Planters, J. L. Case Disc Cultivators and Planters, James Oliver SULKEY Plows. WEBER and DAME Farm Wagons. Cedar Hill, Hillsboro, Route 2, Missouri.


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[Ad] Albert S. ENNIS. Attorney-at Law, Real Estate, Notary Public, Office over Citizen’s Bank, Festus, MO.


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