Jefferson County Record

Hillsboro, MO

July 3, 1919





. . .MORRIS of DeSoto who made the overseas trip in April 1918 is home again and has been visiting his brother in Goldman.


Errol Stone son of our fellow townsman, William L. Stone, is home from overseas.  Errol saw a year of service and was in the 6th Infantry Regular Army.  He saw service in the Meuse-Argonne offensive and in the Army of . . . on. He has many things to tell that are interesting and worthwhile, he was a good observer and had an --at appreciation of what he saw.


Joe GONZ, Jr., and his dad were in one day last week. Joe was one of the Marines belonging to the 6th . . . 2nd Division. He was wounded by shrapnel at St. Mihiel and had ---ck to the hospital. After returning he got mashed up between a . . . f automobile trucks. He has been discharged from service as physical, with one leg shorter than the other by over an inch and suffering constantly, it looks like the M. D. . . . cted the discharge ought to . . . by court martial and ousted for being a plain fool. Joe however is . . . and optimistic and says he considers himself lucky to get out any . . . Joe has been recalled for another examination and no doubt he will have the recognition that is due the boys who is gallantly preserv . . . est traditions of the flag and country.



In a recent act of Congress, each serviceman honorably discharged from the army, navy or marine corps . . . November 11th, 1918, is entitled . . . five cents per mile from the place of his discharge, either to his . . or to the place of his muster in . . . Heretofore they have been . . . 3½ cents per mile, or have . . . only to the place of muster . . . War and Navy Departments . . . preparing to adjust all such . . . claims. I will be glad to aid each soldier, marine or sailor in this . . .who desires it, and who will provide to me his present address, and the branch of service in which he engaged. Application blanks and instructions will be furnished on request.  Address; M. E. RHODES M. C. . . . 351 House Office Building, Washington, D. C.



H. W. HARRIS has sold his interest in the Desoto Press to Chas. E. CURTIS, who . . . utatory, promises not to “re . . . world,” or, “set the river on . . .

. . . “Valedictory” is distinctly . . . ue“ and we reproduce it: I sold “all my right, title and . . . and to the following described property,” to-wit: The De Soto Press to Chas E. CURTIS, who will . . . and forevermore guide its . . . until some sucker lifts the . . .m their (by that time) weary. . .

. . . he memory of man runneth to the contrary, I have labored . . .ley slave trying to do something no mortal has ever yet succeeded in doing – please all the people all the time, and today, summing up . . .of my work, I find the balance reads: a few friends, many . . . and an overdrawn bank account besides years of wasted energy . . . of perfectly good paper spoil . . .ing poor copy.

The Press never was ably edit . . . be impossible for the new . . . not improve the paper. He . . .t wishes for a long and successful career. And I congratulate the . . . on the prospect of at least having a chance to get their money’s worth in the future. H. W. HARRIS.


~. . . BALL GAME~

. . . of Hillsboro boys went up . . . e last Sunday to meet the undefeated Maxville Club. The . . . replete with hitting and the boys wore a grove in the running around the diamond with . . . The score was rather one sided, that is to say that Hillsboro won.  We stated that a bunch of old . . . the Maxville Juniors into . . . fairly close score. The Hillsboro pitcher?, Clifford HUSKEY had the . . . on the Maxville boys and they couldn’t see the ball.



Fred BONDELIER who made his home with his aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Adolph BONDELIER died Sunday after a lingering illness of tuberculosis. The funeral services were held at the Sacred Heart Church by Father HOLDSCHNEIDER.


Miss Mae MARSH and Opal SANDER of St. Louis spent the week-end with Mrs. P. A. BLUNT and daughter Miss Elizabeth.


Miss Elizabeth SEWALD is home from her duties as a trained nurse for a short visit with her parents Mr. and Mrs. F. J. SEWALD.


Ben DUTEMAN and Miss Pearl COLEMAN were married at the Catholic Church in Herculaneum, last Tuesday. A wedding dinner was given them at the home of Mr. and Mrs. B. J. GRUETER. Heartiest congratulations to the happy couple.


The ladies missionary Society of the M. E. Church gave a surprise farewell to Mrs. MATHIAS. Delicious refreshments were served, all reporting a very pleasant evening. The MATHIAS family left Monday for their new home in Desloge. It is with regret that we see them go.


The Misses Tillie and Monica OBERLE entertained at their home Tuesday night in honor of Mr. and Mrs. B. BECK, who expect to make their home in McKees Rock, Pa.


Mrs. WILLIS and daughter Miss Myrtle have returned after an extended visit with relatives and friends in the city.


Oscar GETTINGER is the proud owner of a new Ford which he recently purchased from Frank CANEPA.


Sergeant Charles HARTWEIN arrived home this week from France. He has been discharged and after a little rest will resume his old position at the P.P.G. Co.


Paul WAGGENER of Casper, Wyo., is now the guest of his parents Mr. and Mrs. WAGGENER.


Frank BRICKEY of Booneville motored here in his Hudson Sedan to visit with his parents Mr. and Mrs. F. W. BRICKEY.


Mrs. Russell JENKINS and small son returned to Detroit, Michigan this week after quite an extended visit with the A. F. MOORE family.


Lieut. N. W. BRICKEY has arrived from overseas duty and is now at Camp Merritt in New Jersey. He expects to receive a furlough home within the next few days.


The Christian Endeavor Convention of the Presbyterian Church held here was successful in every way. At each session a special lecture was given and special music was rendered also. About 70 delegates from out of town were in attendance.


Rev. MARLIN of the DeSoto Methodist Church filled the pulpit here Sunday. His sermon being highly appreciated by all. Special music was rendered on the saxophone by one of the DeSoto young men.


Howard MORSE, of DeSoto motored over in his red roadster to be the guest of the G. W. BYRD family.


Miss Alice BRENT daughter of W. P. BRENT and Mr. Fred PRATTE were united in marriage in the Sacred Heart Church at 5 o’clock mass. Father HOLDSCHNEIDER officiating. After a short honeymoon they will be at home to their friends in their new bungalow in Park Hill Addition. We extend our heartiest congratulations to the happy couple.


Mrs. C. C. ENGLAND and Miss Elizabeth BLUNT spent several days in the city this week. Miss BLUNT attended a shower given for a girl friend of hers who is to be married soon.


Miss Della Mae AUBUCHON and Mr. Percy ABERNATHY were married Tuesday at 5 o’clock mass in the Sacred Heart Church. After their honeymoon they will reside at her home for a short while before going to housekeeping. Heartiest congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. ABERNATHY.


Harold McCORMACK and Oscar VAUGHN are two more of our boys to arrive from overseas duty. We are certainly glad to see them return.


Rev. R. E. FOARD has gone on his vacation which he proposed to spend in Arkansas and Oklahoma. While he is away the morning services are being held by the laymen of the church. Next Sunday Jason BLUNT will speak and following week Mr. JOHNSON will speak.


Mr. and Mrs. Charles WELSH have gone to housekeeping in one of the little cottages on Bailey Road in Crystal which they recently purchased.


Al LONG’S smiling face was seen on our streets this week end. He came over to see about men to help in the construction of their new home in Cadet.


~The “I’S” HAVE IT~

The President WILSON’S Brussels address the word “I” appears 55 times.



Madison R. SMITH died at his home in Farmington, June 19th after an illness of three months. SMITH was State Senator from 1887 to 1891. He then served as Reporter for the St. Louis Court of Appeals. He was elected to Congress from this district and served two terms. His last official position was Minister to Haiti to which he was appointed in 1914. His wife and five children survive him.



Letter of administration granted to Sarah E. BEAN on the Estate of Arnay (Arnie?) JENNINGS deceased and bond filed and approved.


Will of John COLUMBUS admitted to Probate and letters testamentary granted to Peter McLOON.


Inv., and appr., est Geo., J. CRULL, dec., filed and approved.


Inv., and appr., est., E. S. McCARTHY dec., filed and approved.


Inv., and appr., est., Susan I. DOUGLAS dec., filed and approved.


Inc., and appr., est., Isaac GOZA dec., filed and approved.


Inv., and appr., est., Angeline GOZA, dec., filed and approved.


Est., of Robert GNICHWITZ, a minor sale of real estate ordered either public or private sale.


Will of Elizabeth MORRIS, dec., filed for Probate.


Sale of personal property est., Angeline GOZA ordered.


Adm., ordered to take charge of real estate of Isaac GOZA dec., and rent same.



Louis MARSCHEL was shot one day last week and quite painful, if not seriously injured. Three men in an auto, passing along the road with a high power 22 caliber rifle took a couple of shots at a bunny hopping along the road. They discovered that they had hit bigger game. The gentlemen, for such they proved themselves looked after Mr. MARSCHEL’S welfare and proposed to remedy as far as possible the result of an unhappy incident. MARSCHEL was doing fairly well, but the ball has not been removed as it is deeply imbedded.



We are the most up-to-date farmers in Rock Township, nothing slow about us, we even have women tractor operators. Mrs. Harry FREDERITZI the most experienced cutting all their own wheat and all the neighbors and is looking for more.


The SIEVING-MEYER Wrecking Co., is hard at work, first they wrecked the whole place now they are rebuilding it. The Dr. and Mrs. MEYER are the carpenters and Mrs. SEIVING, straw boss, but all jokes aside it will be one cute little home when they get through with it.


Emil SIMON is the proud owner of a Ford truck (Lizzie). He came through the town with a smile on his face that won’t come off.


Mrs. Fred GRAZACK, daughter of J. B. FREDERITZI is out on a visit and is enjoying herself helping her father gather hay, also picking blackberries. She says she is having the time of her life.


Margaret HAMPLE of St. Louis is visiting her Uncle Theo. GRAVING.


Florence BECKER and Harry VOGLE who have been in the army for the past year have returned home.


The young folks gave a surprise party Sunday for Mr. and Mrs. Jos. TREFENBRUN. It was a great success.


One of our most popular young ladies Anna ZENTNER is going to leave us to the sorrow of her many friends.


The dance given by the Junior Boys was well attended.


James GRAY was a very busy man last week, as he had all of Nick EMS’ trade of St. Louis County as Nick had an accident.


Mum’s the word on the ball game Sunday. Let every dog wag his own tail.


Among those from Festus to attend the Picture Show Exhibitors Convention, held at the Statler in St. Louis were Mr. and Mrs. H. E. MILLER and Miss Eva PILLIARD.



Rev. A. HILKEMAN of St. Louis will visit Jeff., Co., next Sunday July 6th and will preach at BELEWS Creek Chapel at 3:30 p.m. on the above date. Everybody cordially invited.


Miss Leona REILLY is home again from Pevely where she has been visiting her grandmother Mrs. YESBERG who has been quite ill.



Mr. and Mrs. Charles ASHCRAFT have moved in their new home on 5th street.


O. F. MOCK has sold his residence on 5th street to Mr. S. LEWIS.


Ross JEKYL of St. Louis spent the first of the week with his grandmother Mrs. FROMHOLD.


Mrs. Susan HIGGINBOTHAM has a beautiful new car.


Mr. DEARDORF of Iron Mountain was in DeSoto Monday.


Mrs. Ollie MAUPIN of Texas was here last week looking after her property on 4th street.


Mrs. Hattie ALLEN departed Wednesday for a two month sojourn in Colorado.


Herman BALLARD and wife returned last week from their California trip.


Mrs. Alice MACDONALD left Tuesday for Boston to remain during the months of July and August.


Dr. W. L. NELLIGAN had business in St. Louis Monday.


CLYDE DOUGLAS left Saturday for Detroit Michigan were he has a position.


Holman MAHN returned last week from St. Louis where he attended Washington University.


Mr. John LAHAY and family are entertaining friends from the city this week.


Mr. and Mrs. Henry CHEATHAM have returned from St. Louis where they visited relatives.


Charles CURTIS has purchased the interest of H. HARRIS in the DeSoto Press.


Walter BLACK of Silica had business here Saturday.


Dr. Frank LONG is visiting his parents having arrived from California last Sunday.


Mr. and Mrs. STAHL and daughters were shopping in St. Louis Thursday.


Walter LONG and wife of Poplar Bluff is here visiting relatives.


Mrs. Lillian WEEKS and son Dutro returned from Montgomery City visiting her husband’s people.


Mrs. R. R. TULEY and children have returned to League Texas after a pleasant visit with relatives.


Dr. OVERTON and family departed this week for their farm near Iron Mountain.


Mr. and Mrs. Albert MILLER of Hillsboro attended Congregational church services Sunday.


Miss Susie JONES and mother departed Tuesday for a visit with relatives for several weeks.


Mrs. HARVEY has rented Mrs. JONES home for the summer.


Dave MALLICOAT and family expect to take possession of their new home recently purchased from Charles HARMONY on 4th Street.


A party of young folks enjoyed a hay ride Friday night.


Frank BOYD and Charles TIBBETTS have opened a new grocery store in the Kempe building.



William HAMMON - - - - - - - - - - Hematite

Myrtle GRIFFITH - - - - - - - - - - -  Hillsboro


Wade HAWK - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  Chattanooga, Tenn.

Florence HOLLIDAY - - - - - - - - -  Buncombe, Ill.


Wm. Jeptha WOOD - - - - - - - - -  DeSoto

Frances Mabel DUNN - - - - - - - - DeSoto


Arthur COOPER - - - - - - - - - - - -  Independence, Kan.

Ira M. PHILLIPS - - - - - - - - - - - -  DeSoto


Wm. HELLER - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  Herculaneum

Louise DECLUE - - - - - - - - - - - - -    DeSoto


Lloyd FALLEY - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  Washington, Mo.

Bertha C. DONNORD (DOWNARD?) - -Washington, Mo.


Alpha Lonzo SIMMONS  - - - - - -  Charleston

Edna May POLITTE  - - - - - - - - -    DeSoto


Lew O. GAMACHE - - - - - - - - - - -  DeSoto

Ollie M. HARDWICK - - - - - - - - - -  DeSoto


Wm. BYRNES - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  Barnhart

May HOPKINS - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  Pevely.



John F. WINTER to Wm. SCHNEIDER 80 acres Sur 1969 - - - - - $1.00

Fredrick C. MINGES to O. MUSKOPF 40 acres, (5-39-7) - - - - - $1.00

Augusta SMITH to Ira B. CASTLE, Lots 7, 8, & 9 blk 2 G. W. ALLEN addition DeSoto - - - - - $1,000

W. TIEPELMANN to Jacob J. PHILLIPS 200 acres, sec (23-42-4) - - - $5.00

Jacob J. PHILLIPS to T. TIEPELMANN 200 acres (23-42-4) - - - - - $5.00

Arthur BEAUFORD to Theo. WALTHER. 5 acres (11-39-4) - - - - - $187

F. J. SEWALD to Harry G. WAGNER. Lots 17 & 18 Gabarino sub. Festus.

Isabella POWELL et al to M. ALTERANGE. 5 acres (20-42-6) - - - - - $500

American Bank of DeSoto to W. S. WALLACE. Lots 9 & 10 blk., DeSoto $650

E. ALLEN by adm. to Arthur D. HILL. 120 acres (35-42-5) - - - - - $1,400.

W. R. DONNELL Jr., to A. KEPA & J. ZGARBA 354 acres, (sec 5 & 6 6-40-4) & sec 31 & 32 twp 41 r 4 E - - - - - $5,300



Blackberries are more than abundant being in full swing with peaches and apples running in close competition obliging our efficient merchant Nic ROESCH to purchase another five ton truck increasing his fleet to four, though that isn’t so very surprising to us when we heard he has sold three Overland touring cars in one week having two other prospective buyers in view.


Mr. and Mrs. Nic ROESCH had as their guest the past week, their brother-in-law, Mr. Wm. FITZGERALD and daughter Miss Hilda. Mr. FITZGERALD also thinks our progressive village will soon hold its own with Chicago, in the business hue.


Wheat in this community is mostly all cut and many, (to the doctor’s joy) are getting their vocal cords repaired in some cases having new ones inserted.


Spectators were highly entertained recently by watching an amusing scene which was enacted on Lemi (Lemay?) Blvd., between Seckman and Oak Ridge Ave.  It was observed that the wheat which had been sown with a shot gun from opposite hillside was being jerked up from its foundations with a four foot binder that made an imposing lane through the field, six inches wide on the lower side, having someone on the platform who had his pockets groaning and expostulating with the weight of rocks balancing the machine with difficulty, the whole of which resembled a stuffed Christmas goose. Happy to say owing to the quantity of handkerchiefs all other drums were saved, though several were damaged.


The hop at Wm. PAULS on Short Bend Ave., Saturday eve had a large attendance and was a grand success for which thanks are due to the spry of Antonia and also to those who inhabit the back ground of Breeze Heights.


It is presumed that a vigorous hunter of Seckman will soon report successful capture. The hunter had an interesting trail on a cot all evening at the dance and luckily managed in an audible way to slip in and help with home Sweet Home. At three a.m. when all were homeward bound down Short Bend Ave., it was noticed that the “dears” slackened their pace considerably when it was discovered that hunters of all descriptions were in hot pursuit.


It is expected that the rust on the wedding bells will soon be removed, for it looks rather conclusive when hunters take their intended mother-in-law to jollification.


Seckman residents were startled to see Twin Four flying to Maxville dance on the Harley Davidson motorcycle at the rate of 68:7 miles per hour. Decorations aplenty in the floral line and smiles that were trying to contest the length of Halley’s Comet.


Found at Bumping and Juggling Station.

1 pink silk hose. 3 collar buttons, 7 cigars, 11 wads of Horseshoe, 1 bouquet, 3 gold crowns, 15 hat pins, 3 shattered eyeglasses. 2 Ford gizzard’s which have since been yelling bow wow.

Owners apply within Jumbo office. No rewards solicited.


Oscar SHULTZ has secured the leather medal with brass buttons for being the champion wheat cutter, cutting 16 ½ acres per day for five days, then taking in the hop going home with an object beside him which he abandoned halfway only to jump into a motor boat for the remainder of the way home and in the morning being at work 3 minutes ahead of time. This shows army training.


George WEIGERT’S grain belt shows that wheat there is immense. We have our doubts if there will be room to store the straw.


A smothering sound came from the ALBRIGHT farm which attracted quite a crowd of neighbors who discovered that the corn was gasping for air, the grass choking it so.


Alonzo BAUM was lifting the ban on his spring July 1st bright and early before the sun was peeping. The cocktail contained such a kick that the bubbles flew through his nose. His close friend Jacob KOHR “passed” on that.


D. J. HERREL has a demonstrating Ford in the jarring and defending line. In perambulating by Imperial’s ice cream parlor, he enrages the idlers by shaking the spoons out of their hands. Maybe he ought to have a band put on it July 1st.


Before we lay down our pen we wish to relate an interesting incident which occurred on the Lime Kiln Bridge. Two cars coming from opposite directions met on the center of the bridge when commenced a see-saw game which lasted several minutes. After the game was completed, with nicety, the two chauffeurs clasped hands and congratulated themselves upon their narrow escape. Then and there it was arranged to purchase a collapsible bridge for future use. It is wondered if a moonshine still will be erected with the 3 inch timber lying there for the past eleven months.


Simons Hardware Co., has issued a notice to Seckman people that their supply of pump handles is so diminished that it will be impossible to fill future orders for some time as the small supply on hand was bought by Barnhart’s residents. Now be sure and take good care of yours until you are sure of getting another supply. Adieu. Peeping Tom




Big River got up enough last week to get over quite a bit of low bottoms. It didn’t stay up long enough to do very much damage.


Peter C. McCORMACK of Hematite was in town Monday. Mr. McCORMACK has sold his farm on the Plattin to Geo. E. REID for $7,500. He bought the farm in 1877 and has owned it for over 42 years.


Columbus McCULLOCH has sold 168 acres of Kansas lands for over $12,000 and made the deeds last week. We understand that Columbus and Wilbert WILLIAMS have bought another large tract in Kansas.


Judging by the number of dramshop licenses granted at DeSoto and Festus they are not looking for a drought at those points. Arrests have been made by government officials at Kansas City and at other points and unless the courts declare beer non-intoxicating there is likely to be prosecutions where sales are made.


W. R. DONNELL Jr., made a sale Monday of the BLERKER farm to Andro KEPA and John ZGARBA of Colfax County, New Mexico. The parties were friends of a brother of Wenzl HLAVA, who resides near Hillsboro and were sent up here to investigate Missouri lands. Mr. HLAVA showed them the BLEKER farm and it suited them nicely and they forthwith purchased it. Deeds were exchanged Monday.


Sikeston is to have an aviation field with one aeroplane and a lone aviator to start with. Sikeston is in the most fertile belt of Missouri. There are no rocks down there or gravel, nothing to make roads out of. Sikeston has wealth and can buy aeroplanes if it wants them and no doubt the folks down there expect ultimately to use the aeroplane as the best means of communication. We have no doubt that the Sikeston youth will easily learn to fly and to fly high.


W. R. DONNELL Jr., R. W. MCMULLIN, F. J. SHEIBLE and A. T. HOCKEN, had quite a serious motor accident Saturday evening. While driving to DeSoto one of the front casing was wrenched off by the loose gravel in making a quick turn to avoid a truck which was traveling with an obscured rear light. The car was overturned on the steep bank near Frank VAUGHN’S residence and was considerably damaged as was also some of the clothing worn, but no personal injuries resulted. The occupants of the car wonder how it could have happened without seriously injuring some of the party, and an inspection of the scene of the accident made it seem a miracle that all were not killed or seriously injured.



Alvin C. YORK killed a company of Germans, silenced a carload of machine guns, captured a regiment or so and came home to be married, with breakfast bacon above 60 cents. That young man isn’t brave by fits and starts, but confidently courageous – Louisville Courier Journal.



Washington, June 26 – Representative Marion E. RHODES of Missouri learned at the Department of Agriculture today that 186 army motor trucks turned over to that department by the War Department, have been allotted to Missouri. The trucks will be shipped at once to the Missouri State Highways Commission at Jefferson City. RHODES has notified all the county officials in his district to make requisition on the state commission for trucks to be used in road building and improvements. Later it may be possible to obtain tractors and other machinery and implements for road making which were used by the engineering force of the army and are also to be turned over to the Department of Agriculture.


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~Hillsboro Items~

Word has it that W. R. DONNELL Jr., bought a house in Hillsboro, having . . . farm near town.


Rev. A. HILKEMAN, formerly pastor of the Presbyterian Church here is having a vacation just now and will return for his old Hillsboro congregation Sunday morning July 6th.


Latest society formed in Hillsboro, The Truth Tellers, Green HEARST, President, Edgar MARSDEN Secretary, . . . ng Treasurer and Col., Robert Marden, solicitor. No body but horse, and hog traders, lawyers, editors and teachers eligible. A certificate . . . will be issued to each new member who is able to pass the strenuous registration required.



July 7, at 8 p.m. takes place the annual meeting and election of officers for the Hillsboro Library Association. Members of the library are expected to be present and express themselves ---ports.


It is said that a prominent citizen . . . ille have lost all his little . . . n the ball game Sunday offered a bet that Hillsboro would not score runs. It is said he lost this bet.


Miss Mary HOEKEN is visiting her . . . Jos. J. HOEKEN and will likely stay for some time to meet her many Jefferson County friends.


. . . DONNELL is feeling quite happy now. A new daughter arrived at his home last week.


The annual meeting of the Hillsboro . . . Association is next Monday . . .


Carrie HILL, nee KLEINSCHMIDT of . . . arrived here last week and will spend vacation days with her mother, Mrs. C. H. KLEINSCHMIDT.


. . . EVANS is now at Detroit Mich., he went to work in the Ford ship yards.


Mrs. Rosa Clerc and two daughters spent the weekend in the city.



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


House painting is going on just now. Jim DONNELL started it when he repainted his residence. Then the SPILKER residence, Jim BOUGHTON, R. A. FRAZIER and Ed FOREST followed suit. The rusty spots are disappearing right along.


Mrs. Edgar MARSDEN and son, Julius went to the city Wednesday on a shopping tour.


Mrs. Bettie GLASS of St. Louis is here visiting the Edgar MARSDEN family.


May and Walter LANHAM visited their brother Elliot at DeSoto Saturday and Sunday.


Mrs. Geo W. GASCHE, while attending her household duties, fell from a box and severely sprained her ankle. The sprain is so severe that she is confined to her bed and is not likely to walk for a week or more. Mrs. Ford GASCHE came out and is helping in the emergency.


~NOTICE~ Search your homes thoroughly for all stray library books that have not been returned. The library records show a large number charged up to readers and not returned. Have them ready and they will be called for Monday evening between 4 and 5. While you are at it look for church hymn books also that you want returned.


Quite a number have taken out library books this week. Readers who want library books may procure them by calling Wednesday and Saturday evenings between 4 and 5 o’clock. Adults can get books to read at 10 cents per month. Children under 7th grade 5 cents. Better still join the Library association and have a vote at the annual meeting.


Miss Alice REINEMER, daughter of Recorder REINEMER, is home probably for the summer.


Mrs. Esther LUPKEY of Herculaneum has been visiting her parents Mr. and Mrs. F. B. CLARK.


Rev. George STEEL informs us that his son Lieut. John STEEL had been discharged, but the discharge was recalled and John ordered to Washington. He has been recommended for a captain. John is a very fine accountant and executive and probably will become a member of the permanent army.


Mrs. D. P. PARHAM of Chicago, was in Hillsboro Wednesday visiting her two big brothers, Ross and Jim DONNELL and their families. Mrs. PARHAM will probably spend the heated term in Festus with her father and mother Mr. and Mrs. W. R. DONNELL.


Jefferson Trust Company held its directors meeting yesterday and reelected the old officers.


Alison REPPY is attending the summer term of the Chicago University Law School.


Mrs. L. A. GOHN and daughter Miss Opal are visiting Hillsboro relatives this week.



Fresh Holstein cow for sale, T. C. CAGE, Hillsboro, Rt. J. Mo.


~LOST~ Bundle of dry goods. A liberal reward to finder. Philip FISKEL.



The Home Demonstration Bureau is quite likely to make Hillsboro its headquarters during the coming year. Miss BRASWELL the efficient and very industrious demonstrator finds that Hillsboro’s central location makes it much easier to reach desired points without waste of gasoline. Miss BRASWELL is a fine type of Missouri womanhood and we feel glad to welcome her to our little community.



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.



In loving remembrance of Ferdinand GASCHE who entered into the eternal rest on July 2, 1918, sadly missed and tenderly mourned by his bereaved ones, widow, brother, sisters and relatives and by members of the church of which he was a highly esteemed member. We know it is well with him. But for us left behind it is sad to miss the familiar presence and to hear no more the sound of the friendly voice that is forever still.

There is a world above,

Where sorrow is unknown,

A long eternity of love,

Formed for the good alone,

And Faith beholds the dying here

Translated to that glorious sphere.

Mrs. Catherine GASCHE and relatives



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


When answering advertising mention the Record.



Between 4 and 7 years old. 15 ½ or 16 hands high and heavy build. Call or write to. Jacob BETTERMANN, Jr. Pevely, Rt. 2 Bx 42 Mo.


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As West Kimmswick looks like it’s dead we will have to liven it up.


Jacob MILLER of Hillsboro visited J. P. BOOMLER Sunday. J. P. has also received his new electric piano. Look out for the next dance for she seems to be a bird.


Wm. HENTCHEL has bought a new Columbia Six, he says the Ford is too slow for him.


The dance at the hall Saturday night was well attended. The band from St. Louis made everybody feel like dancing. But people wake up, what’s the matter with our home boys. Home folks ought to have a chance sometime.


E. J. WHITE, our merchant has bought a Ford car and is very busy on Sunday’s using both cars.


As wheat cutting is all over threshing will take place about this coming week.


Peter KROBUR and his Bull Tractor don’t seem to get along very good. The tractor was standing at one corner of the wheat and Peter at the other. Peter says the Bull refuses to pull the binder.


It is said that one of our good cornet players caught a fish of seven pounds out of Rock Creek. It sounds fishy but must be so.


The florist is very busy getting his supply of flowers ready, for there are several weddings to take place in the near future.


Harry HAMPEL is back from overseas where he spent about a year with Uncle Sam. All are glad to see him back.


W. J. WUERTENBERG was a visitor of this town Sunday.


Herman MOTTERT Jr., says stumps are hard on legs on a dark night.


Anton NAES has bought a ford Roadster, Anton says he don’t believe in taking the whole family, when he wants to go out.


Our tinner is very busy and seems to be a business man.


Quite a number of our young folks intend to take in the picnic at House Springs July 4. Jack FROST.



Team of mules, wagon and harness, on John DIETZ farm. C. BOHMEYER, Pevely Mo., Rt. 1.



We wish to extend our thanks to the many subscribers and patrons who have sent in their remittances this month, in answer to the statements sent out. Will the several who have not already done so, give attention to the matter at once so that their accounts with us may be entirely clean. Nearly all our subscribers run from January first to January first, but quite a number still read “1 – 1 – 19” instead of “1 - 1 - 20.”  Yours Cordially, New Era Publishing Co.





Nations of the World Taking Pains to Instruct Their Citizens in Lessons of Thrift and Saving.

Way up in the Far North, in Dawson City, in the Yukon country, the thrift habit is taking root and taking the place of the extravagance and prodigal waste that formerly characterized that land of gold.

The following tale, bearing the guaranty of the Canadian Government for veracity, comes from Dawson City:

With a poke of gold dust as big as a cabbage, a buckskin shirt clad miner from the creeks in the northwest stalked into the post office here a few days ago. He placed the bag of glittering mineral on the counter, and called the postmaster.

“I’ve got $6,214 worth of dust here,’ he said, “I want some War Savings Stamps instead. They’re easier to tote around, nobody can steal them and besides, I see by your sign that they can bring higher interest than the banks give. Then they’re to help the government get the boys back, so I guess they’re the investment for me.”

The postmaster did not have that much on hand at the moment, so the miner waited in town for a few days until they could be sent for, bought them, registered them, and deposited them with one of the local banks. “They look good to me as an investment.” He said. “When I get back to the woods I’ll tell the boys about them.”

The Canadian thrift campaign is not dissimilar to that now being waged by the U. S. Treasury Department and Americans everywhere are learning that Government securities are the best investment they can make. The War Savings and Thrift Stamp campaign is just one of the features the U. S. Government is impressing on the public now to bring about an era of prosperity that will last.



Securities Offered by U. S. Government Possesses Advantages Over All Other Investments.

There are eight points of excellence in each War Savings Stamp that are mighty appealing, all of which are not combined in any other security now to be obtained in any marker on earth.

W. S. S. workers would do well to digest these eight points thoroughly and see to it that their advantages are not lost on the multitude. Each War Savings Stamp is a direct promise to pay on the part of the most stable government in the world. It bears interest at the rate of 4 percent compounded quarterly, if held until maturity.

The amount of money required for the investment is so small that every person can own at least one interest bearing government bond. It is readily obtainable – any post office, almost any bank and many other agencies will supply them. It is always in season and may be purchased any time.

Its principal is always maintained with an accrual at the rate of 3 percent per annum. It is the most liquid of all securities, readily converted into cash on short notice, if necessity requires, and is redeemable upon maturity at convenient places. Its interest is received immediately at the time of purchase, instead of periodically during the life of the security.


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