Jefferson County Record

Hillsboro, MO

July 31, 1919


 ~War Department~

Boys of the Olive Drab and the Jackies in Blue


[Photo of Elmer H. EMIG]

Elmer H. EMIG, Killed in Action.

Elmer H. EMIG, who picture is shown above was born in St. Louis May 24, 1877. His mother died when he was six years of age and at the age of eight years he was brought to Jefferson County and left in the care of his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Frederick HEIDBRINK of Hillsboro Route No. 2, where he remained until he was twenty-one. He with two brothers, Fred, aged 18 and Charles aged 20 enlisted in the 138 Infantry all three in the same company and were trained at Camp Doniphan and all were sent to France on the same transport. Elmer the subject of this sketch was killed in action in the Argonne Forest on September 29th. Charles was wounded slightly in August. This family consisted of seven brothers and five sisters and four of the boys served Uncle Sam. Mr. and Mrs. HEIDBRINK look upon Elmer as a Jefferson County boy and loved him as a son, and their eyes fill with tears and they are desolate when they think of him who sleeps under the poppies somewhere in France.


Arlon GERBER, whom both Zion and Hematite claim has returned from service “over there” is at home on the Zion farm. His sister Stella a Red Cross nurse, has returned and after a visit to her parents in Texarkana will spend some time with Hematite relatives.


Forest HUNT who left last July for Infantry service made his appearance in Hillsboro Friday with his honorable discharge. He is the picture of health and much benefited by his military service. His printer hand is itching for a type stick once more and he won’t look long probably for printers are in demand.


 Frank E. MINER, son of Mrs. Ella MARTIN of Hematite Route One, came home with his discharge last Saturday July 26. Frank was a volunteer having enlisted February 1918 and spent more than a year in France.


Fred MUSE, a DeSoto High School boy, has enlisted for three years in Uncle Sam’s service. Fred is in a company which soon sets sail for Siberia. He was home from Jefferson Barracks on a four day furlough and made a flying call to his REPPY friends at Hillsboro on Sunday before his return. Fred is a strapping big fellow, in perfect health, full of life and fun and is very enthusiastic over his life at the Barracks, and his contemplated service. Fred is ever a “Sunny Jim,” and his many friends wish him good luck and a noble useful future.



The summer of 1919 in club work is opening with renewed interest in the preservation of fruits and vegetables. The war time habits of energy and thirst are still with the young people of Missouri. Ninety-three canning clubs scattered over the rural districts of Missouri are completely organized with all the necessary equipment for a full season’s work. In addition to these rural clubs, the children in the cities of St. Louis and Kansas City are enlisting to help put away the products of the season.


Mrs. John Trigg MOSS, of St. Louis, the State Regent of Mo. D. A. R. and her small son were the guests of Mrs. John H. REPPY on last Thursday.




Misses M. KOHLER and Margaret KERRUISH of St. Louis are guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ed KERRUISH. Quite a number of informal affairs have been given in honor of Miss KOHLER.


Mrs. F. W. BRICKEY entertained quite a number of guests Friday afternoon complimentary to Mrs. TOBY and Miss DENHAM of Alabama who are visiting here.


Zelmer LANCE, a baker at the Statler Hotel in St. Louis spent the week-end with home folks.


 The Festus-Crystal ball team was defeated by a St. Louis team 4-2 last Sunday. Grovers pitched an unusually good game but didn’t have enough support.


 Mr. WILDER was the star player. Festus had only made 1 run when they had to “runin” WILDER to fill out. He hit a good one, allowing the two men on base to make their runs and he made a 3rd one.


Miss JOHNSON of Valley Park is the guest of Mrs. Mary BLUNT and Mrs. HULSEY.


Clarence Junior, the small son of Mr. and Mrs. C. PORTER is very ill and although all hopes of recovery have been given up we trust something unforeseen will save the little fellow’s life.


Mrs. Paul BRICKEY of Booneville is spending a few days with Mr. and Mrs. F. W. BRICKEY.


 Miss Elizabeth SEWALD is visiting her parents Mr. and Mrs. F. J. SEWALD this week.


 Mr. and Mrs. O. CARRICO are now the owners of a new Briscoecar, having sold their Ford last week.


 Louis HAEFFNER has resigned his position with Pfotenhauer Mercantile Co., in Crystal and accepted a position with the Blanke-Wenneker Candy Co. He will move his family to Kansas City as that city will be his headquarters.


Mr. MICHAELOFF has re-opened his tailoring shop after being in the meat market business for a year.


Mr. A. H. LONG had business in Festus this week. Mr. LONG likes Cadet but likes Festus better.


 Miss Fay DIETRICH of Hillsboro is visiting with her grandmother, Mrs. Amanda BYRD at “Fairview.”


 Mr. and Mrs. W. CARVER autoed to Alton, Ill, where they expect to make an extended visit.


W. B. GAMEL was in town on business last week. He is now traveling for the Lexington Automobile Co. Mr. GAMEL was formerly with the Allen Motor Co., but the company being unable to make deliveries soon enough accepted the other position.


 In a letter from Mr. and Mrs. C. C. ENGLAND, they tell of being about two blocks up LaSalle Street in Chicago when the dirigible fell through the bank building. They saw the men fall from the burning parachutes etc. They did not see the dirigible fall as they were running with the crowd to find protection in other buildings.


Misses Verna AUBUCHON, Tillie OBERLE and Katherine CANEPA; Messrs McCORMACK, HOLIDAY and KRATZER motored to Bloomsdale last week for a day’s fishing and swimming. The girls had “fish” with them so they let the fellows do most of the fishing.


Mr. MAUS who formerly was in charge of the O. K. Garage, leaves soon for New York where he and his wife expect to make their future home. Mr. WELSH who is the owner of the garage has not yet gotten anyone to take charge of the work.


 “Ike,” Elmer JENNINGS is expected home at any time now, as he has landed in this country. Ike was one of the Marine Corp and being one of the very few marines from this town will undoubtedly have some interesting stories to tell.


 Dick WAGGONER who has been in service in Siberia for nearly a year arrived in Festus this week, where he expects to remain the rest of the summer, before taking up his position in Detroit, Mich.


 Miss Selma SEWALD entertained a number of friends Saturday evening in honor of Miss Adele STOCKING of DeSoto, Mo.


 G. G. BRUNS of Morse Mill had business in Festus this week relative to the disposal of the personal property of Isaac GOZA. The same being sold at auction by Constable PRATTE last Saturday.


 Fred SCHWAB is working at the M. R. & R. T. Station succeeding Chester CRAIG who has accepted a position with the Pierce Oil Corporation.


Mr. Joe MUDLERSMAN now has his Cash & Carry Grocery Store open for business. Mr. MULLERSMAN was formerly manager of the Opera House Bar.


 Mrs. Sam HARRIS of the “Cedars” was the guest of the D. A. R. which met with Mrs. REPPY on Thursday.




The dance at Imperial Saturday eve was well attended by the younger Barnhartians.  Earl MURPHY, as usual was the center of attention.


 In a heated debate by two elderly residents nearly resulted in blows. The League of Nations covenant in its present form being the cause and the watchful waiting admirer sidestepped his opponent by the breadth of a hair.


 Some of the streets of gay Paree remind one of the odor that emit from certain St. Louis packing houses, remarked Rossie YOUNG, a veteran of “over there,” but we were fortunate by reason of having gas masks to slip on.


We assume that since blackberry picking is now history for this season there will be no more clothesline episodes in a southwesterly direction from Barnhart.


Fred SCHLUETER, the prominent rural carrier came to Barnhart recently, bewildered at the recent activities of his progressive community.


 Fred LONGEHENNING, one of our foremost opponents of the League of Nations covenant in its present form does convince the most skeptical by rock ribbed G. O. P. oratory.


The new garage and public service station is nearing completion. Another week will add the finishing touches, and presto: -business as usual!


 Farmers generally are becoming as fastidious as their city cousins. With electric light, autos, tractors, and in fact a residence resembling all that could be desired in the way of comfort, is no longer considered an impossibility. A notable feature among the labor saving devices, are the many improvements being installed to make it easy for “mamma.”


 Donald REDECKER is growing impatient waiting for good roads to try out his new device for auto speeders He states a trip may be made to the Indianapolis speedway. Earl MURPHY will probably accompany him.


Several St. Louisans, bathing in Glaize Creek were treated to a near circus Thursday, when a young lady emerged from the water, with a large crawfish clinging to her big toe of the right foot. After the excitement subsided and she was able to again breathe naturally, she remarked, “that crawfish certainly had his nerve.”


 Ferdinand W. RAEBEL, a favorite son of the Glaize Creek section, smilingly approves the motor truck method of marketing hogs and livestock. Stating thusly, “one combines business with pleasure.”


 So immense is the demand for lumber, it is necessary to install another sawmill, J. H. HOGAN announces. Old Jefferson County’s product is being marketed way up in the State of Washington.


 A certain group of Barnhart’s promising sons, who habitually had to “wet” each new suit by a trip to St. Louis’ thirst emporiums, are racking brains to find a new way of celebration since the bone dry statutes have taken effect.


 Edw. ST. JOHN of Sulphur, is no enthusiast driving a team attached to a wagon load of hay, but when “chicken” of his favorite kind occupies the wagon, he never objects. Antonia was the scene of “chicken wagon.”


Walter SCHMITT of near Pevely and other veteran of over there, will no doubt aid in the programs of making the “Soldiers Boys Picnic,” at Hillsboro Sept., 1st a success.


 Williard BECKERS fiancée is copying methods of announcing betrothals something on the order of a certain Heads Creek damsel. That is, she loves to comb and part his hair in the shade of weeping willows.


Our town loafer states he is a “providing” man. He states he will help in the harvest “providing” a hay fork won’t hurt his hands. Help plow “providing” the plow handles are comfortable to hold. Cut wood later in the season “providing” it won’t be too warm and many other excuses, providing. Some loafer.


A notice reading “Peeping Toms” kindly refrain from making eyes in the direction of the ladies swimming hole near the Glaize Creek Bridge,” is posted in several conspicuous places.

Theo. HURTGEN of Hillsboro passed over our (“bond issue”) roads one day last week. From the expression of his countenance, we assume a railroad track would be more preferable to motor over than our Maxville to Festus Highway.


 Several damsels of near Cedar Hill made inquiries here recently about one Columbia Six auto. We referred them to its owner made famous by his actions as a Beau Brummel, whose headquarters are at Imperial.


 Walter ROESCH of Imperial who quenches the thirst of the thirsty, has installed a mechanical music box, resembling the ancient rumbling of Dave HERREI’S flivver in tune. This should have been installed previous July 1st, for benefit of devotees of John BARLEYCORN who loved to sing. We won’t go home till morning. 


 T. D. WILLIS of Cape Girardeau spent Thursday here negotiating with local capital for a full line of farm accessories and utensils, including motor trucks. Favorable progress is reported.


 Frank WITTE of St. Louis, was a Sunday visitor, combining business with pleasure. Being a wonderful fisherman we regret not being present on his arrival home to hear the stories.


 August KOEBBE of Moss Hollow was a visitor Saturday. We assume that characteristic smile means a wheat crop hard to beat. Threshing over and hauling wheat, gathering in the ducats for the golden grain, an enormous yield, we too could put on a smile hard to wear off.


We thought we were pleasantly surprised one day last week by the presence in our midst of one W. E. BERNHARDT of Vineland who ranks second to none as a rock-ribbed Republican. On second notice we were sadly convinced of our mistake, much to our regret.


 Grapefruit Scheles of Rock Creek made famous by his announcement of growing grapefruit and eyeless potatoes has added another crop that of growing mushrooms for the fastidious St. Louis hotels. We suggest growing tomatoes on trees.


 Louis G. OHLMAN spent Sunday in St. Louis in connection with an enterprising grain project to be installed locally. As a guess we submit an elevator at Barnhart.


 Horton HOYT and son Earl of Glen Park were recent visitors. Earl has plans drawn for a dancing academy, tendered gratis to the committee in charge of erection.


 Several small farms have changed hands recently. The buyers being mostly St. Louisans. A tract of 5 acres on the Sulphur – Imperial road being acquired by one H. LEE of St, Louis who will commence at once erecting a road house for autoists, featuring chicken dinners for the elite.


 G. O. JURY announces the listing of several farms in the vicinity in his sales list. Several friends and acquaints of recent additions to our midst are eagerly seeking locations, where at fresh air and recreation may be had.


 Fred LANDOFF, one of our oldest residents visited St. Louis Sunday via the milk motor truck. Interesting history of the oxcart days to and from St. Louis was the subject most discussed. “What a contrast to the days of 50 years ago, and those of today,” remarked Fred, as he alighted at his destination, delighted with his experience of sightseeing from a milk truck.


Correspondence to a local resident from a friend in Kansas City surmised a desire to subscribe for the Record. Thus we see our foremost county paper is starting its way to the 4 corners of the earth. There’s a reason.


 Miss Katherine GAERTNER daughter of efficiency GAERTNER, is again on the home place, helping harvest the seeds of efficiency of the elder GAERTNER. Eternal vigilance is the prize of independence states our efficiency Farmer.


Wm. MEYER of Glen Park was a visit or recently. Bill reports all is hot air along the Potomac, notably at Washington D. C.


Chas RABEY of Chicken Hill does not visit Barnhart as much as we would like. We agree that to strike a “rack of bones,” would be as near murder as has been agreed. Patience is a virtue Charlie.




Mr. and Mrs. George BOYD were St. Louis visitors Saturday and Sunday. During their absence their children stayed with their grandfather in the country.


 Mrs. A. E. STOCKING spent the weekend in Silica.


 Miss Alice CAMPBELL will give a recital Monday evening Aug., 11th at the Jefferson Theatre. The entertainment is in charge of the Monday Club and the proceeds will be used in buying equipment for the Domestic Science Department. Miss CAMPBELL has an enviable reputation as a reader and will be assisted by Mr. WRIGGLEY, a wonderful violinist.


 Mrs. Tillie BENSON entertained her sister from Hoxie last week.


 Miss Monty MARSHALL who has been in a hospital for some time was able to return home the latter part of the week.


 T. C. BRICKEY sold his soda fountain to W. B. BYINGTON and will give all his attention to the drugstore business.


 Dr. R. E. DONNELL was called to the Plattin last week to see Mrs. Clarence ROUGGLY who is critically ill at the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs. TOOLOOSE.


 Mr. and Mrs. J. H. REPPY motored in Tuesday evening to bring their guest, Mrs. John Trigg MOSS, the State Regent D. A. R. to take a late train back to St. Louis.


Mrs. H. E. ZORN celebrated her mother’s Mrs. DEIHL, birthday by entertaining her sister Mrs. Albert BEISBARTH and brother Mr. DEIHL from St. Louis at dinner.


The Ladies of the M. E. Church South, took their supper and spent the afternoon with Mr. and Mrs. Theo WALTER at the beautiful country home. The supper was served on the lawn.


 Mr. and Mrs. Ross DONNELL of Hillsboro were in DeSoto Saturday afternoon.


 A large crowd attended the band concert Saturday night.


Charles SEEMEL has a new 1919 Maxwell.


 Dr. and Mrs. D. WALLACE spent Sunday in the city with relatives.


Miss Jennie CARLEY departed for Kirksville Wednesday after spending some time with her mother. Mrs. A. S. STILL of Kirksville was also here with Miss CARLEY.


 Miller and Fourth Streets as far as Kelly Street are to be improved soon.


 Miss Blanche BURRUS of Fort Scott, Kan., is visiting her cousin Miss Irene PRESTON.


 Teacher examination will be held at the high school building Friday and Saturday of this week.


 Farmers State Convention will be held here in Aug., 12-13-14. Speakers of wide reputation will be here.


 Robert KLEINSCHMIDT’S DeSoto friends are glad to hear of his return from overseas.


 Mrs. Harry DOERGESS of St. Louis is here visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. BLACK.


 Ware EVANS and son Hugh of Hillsboro attended the picture show Friday night.


 Mr. and Mrs. Ernest COXWELL attended the HERRICK-HOPKINS wedding in St. Louis Saturday.


 Sergeant W. A. TOMPKINS of California visited his uncle, Dr. G. A. AUERSWALD last week.


 The D. A. R. was entertained by Mrs. J. H. REPPY in Hillsboro last Thursday.



 The Louisiana Purchase Chapter D. A. R. of DeSoto was entertained by Mrs. John H. REPPY at the REPPY home in Hillsboro on Thursday, July 24. Mrs. John Trigg MOSS, of St. Louis, the state regent of the Missouri Daughters of the American Revolution was present and the guest of honor.

The flag used in the usual order of service was the old historic county flag which dates back to the Spanish-American War.

Only essential business was transacted, the time being given to the address of the state regent. After congratulating the chapter upon its 100 percent rating in its quotes for Liberty Loan, and Tilloloy funds, as outlined by the National Society, upon sponsoring two French orphans and upon their generous pledge to the reconstruction work she spoke at length upon the supreme work of the D. A. R. at the present time, that of a Reconstruction Fund for returned service men. In the last few months, Missouri Daughters have loaned returned men temporarily in need of funds to finish vocational studies or training more than $3000 without interest, $500 of which has already been returned and re-loaned.

Mrs. MOSS who is a speaker on suffrage, as well as being a recognized expert parliamentarian, spoke also and briefly upon new duties and privileges of women and commended the work of Miss Lutie STEARNS in the Citizenship schools now being conducted in this part of the state during the late summer. The chapter indorsed the citizenship privilege, all promising to avail the opportunity. The state regent is a woman of tremendous energy, fine mind and personality and of great general and specific usefulness carrying inspiration with her wherever she goes, and is greatly beloved by all real Daughters. Her visit was greatly enjoyed, pronounced helpful.


 Walter L. KIDD and Miss Gladys L. MEYER, a nice looking young couple from Hillsboro, came to Potosi last Saturday matrimonially bent. After securing the necessary license, they called Probate Judge HENSON into the Recorder’s office and had the knot tied by him without delay. As the judge is also an ordained minister, their union was given sanction of the state and church in one operation. The newlyweds took the afternoon train back home to tell the folks all about it. Potosi Journal, July 9th Miss MEYER is a daughter of Louis R. MEYER of Goldman and Mr. KIDD is a son of George KIDD of Cedar Hill. Both are well known in their communities and have the good wishes of a host of friends.


 Miss Lutie STEARNS who is conducting schools of instruction in citizenship in the state is to be in Jefferson County August 4-5 and 6th. It is quite probable that her first meeting August 4th will be in Hillsboro and all who possibly can, should attend the meeting here.


 After a three weeks’ visit to BOOTH-BAILEY farm, Miss Hilda BOOTH returned home to thresh her wheat crop on Monday. Miss Medora BOOTH returning with her for a visit, while her mother Miss Lily BOOTH, took charge of Miss MEDORA’S household for a few days.





Syl WILLIAMS was in town Saturday and reports that his sale was well attended and very fair prices seen for most of the articles sold. Mr. WILLIAMS has purchased a good farm in Kansas and is making preparations to move there as soon as he can close his business here satisfactorily.


 Mrs. Agnes CLOVER was in yesterday and paid the Record office a visit.  Mrs. CLOVER contemplates leaving the farm in the near future but has not definitely decided whether she will leave Jefferson County or not. Mrs. CLOVER says she raised 10 bushel of potatoes this year from a scant half bushel and wants to know if that isn’t a pretty good crop.


Fritz HEIDBRINK and wife of Cedar Hill were in town Tuesday on . . . business with an attorney.


 Messrs Albert MILLER, Frank DIETRICH, John H. RIPPY and Robert E. KLEINSCHMIDT and John HELLER went to St. Louis to hear Senators McCORMACK and REED discuss the League of Nations. According to REED the League is destructive of American ideals and . . . to destroy our liberties. REED . . . think reservations will help a bit and favors the absolute defeat of the . . . League as the only safe plan.


 Public Administrator John G. . . . was in town Saturday with a bandaged wrist and not looking as robust as usual. Inquiry developed that while riding a work horse to water he discovered that the animal had dropped a shoe. He got off, procured the . . . mounted a stump and jumped on the animal. A disturbed nest of yellow jackets got busy on the horse and John at the same instant and before he was balanced the animal jumped from under him and then stepped on his wrist. John says the yellow jackets stepped all over him at the same time and stung him so badly it made him deathly sick. He soon recovered from the stings but he yet has a very sore wrist and forearm.


 A postcard with a flying fish that advises us that Judge James F. GREEN and his wife are at Long Beach, California. Judges writes “some don’t believe fish can fly, but Mrs. GREEN and I saw them near Cat . . . Island.” The Judge and Mrs. GREEN have been in California some two to three weeks and are no doubt enjoying themselves in the cool breezes that sweep in over the wide cool depth of the Pacific.


 Tuesday night gave us the long awaited for rain and it was a very good thing.  Antonia had rain Monday as did DeSoto. We were inclined to think that the rain we had a general one but was not according to reports. Gardens hereabouts were wonderfully happy and the corn which was burning has much improved. How far the rain extended we do not know, but between this place and Victoria there were strips where there was scarcely any rain.


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The following article appeared in the (News?) Weekly of July 26. Inasmuch the article is an unsigned one the reference is that George HARVEY, editor of the “Weekly” personally . . .ved the existing conditions.

. . dly doubt the truth of the matter because Mr. HARVEY is a man of . . . ide reputation. We must say if it is the truth, that it is a . . . and a disgrace and one that cannot be tolerated by the American people.


A few months ago the Weekly called attention to the fact that troops from overseas were shell shocked, gassed and . . . whose minds had given way . . . had been brought back to the United States and were herded into St. Louis insane asylum along with the desperate and criminal insane. De . . . denied nothing we had printed . . . followed by excuses, and then . . . appraises that conditions would . . . ied as soon as it was humanely possible to do so. This was before the treaty was signed in November.  The other day we went over to St. Louis to see some of these boys. While we looked over the beautiful grounds and well-kept buildings and went to some of the wards were usual visitors do not go. We were told that soldiers and sailors are desegregated from the unfortunates who are picked up in the streets and sometimes from the slums, but . . . a mistake.

We were taken thru many wards, and saw hundreds of men grouped up in long poorly lighted areas. Many of them wore army uniforms or the remains of others were civilians, dressed as . . . ated. Some were disheveled and others were naked. Some were . . . d. They shrieked and cursed . . . oped about and threatened to destroy all the inmates.  Thos who were not re . . . this state by their environment, we do not know. Others were hiding under the benches that line . . . and refused to come out or . . . Some were timid and fearful and would not approach strangers . . . bruised and cut.

Some of the soldiers stood with folded arms, others sat stolidly upon the . . . and stared vacantly at the wall in blank despair. Others sat on window sills and peered through glass out into the sunshine. Some . . . were manifestly in a condition bordering on the hopeless, while some talked coherently and asked messages of various kinds be delivered for them. Many of them hopeful to be released in a few days, while others were shamed of their condition or . . . ent, covered their faces or looked away.

In the corridors we saw soldiers who carried scars from the Argonne, . . . and Chateau THIERRY; a sailor . . . had failed after eleven at Dunkirk; another who had . . . mentally after many months . . . kish prison camp; and another who had broken down in the . . . ing service. These men and other who had had similar experiences, we talked with in those sun . .corriders.

We talked with the guards and asked what amusement, recreation, or ---on the men had, and were told nothing was provided except a . . . They were supposed to be taken . . . an airing every morning and at night, but this did not always happen.  One guard said that none of the . . . occupants of his ward had been out in three weeks. The barber had shaved them twice a week and they were bathed regularly once a . . . They were supposed to get a . . . ration, but each guard told a different version of the amount and . . . y of the ration. None had to . . . Many begged for it, and were . . . for a few cigarettes.

  We asked what, if any, attention the general soldier got in this “hospital” and were told that they got only we saw. Doctors were scarce, and each had to watch over several . . . “patients” there was little opportunity to give the individual attention. We asked if the soldiers are not kept in condition by . . . p exercise as they had been used to in the army, and we were told they were not.

 . . ny towards where bedridden men were housed.  A well-built man of twenty five with a tattered nightgown (his only clothing) rolled about his neck, cried plaintively for his mother. His nerves were completely shattered and he cried all day. On the bed adjoining him a handsome lad of twenty stared hopelessly. Under the next bed a naked soldier was huddled, and so on, through the ward. There were no nurses and no attendants except a youth who carried the keys, and this was true of the other wards.

We asked if these sick men were ever rolled out in the sunshine and the answer was “no.” Such a thing was never heard of. They rarely if ever had a caller. Most of them seemed not to have any people.

 We asked if they were ever taken out motoring in army trucks, as the wounded from the hospitals are, and we were told that the government provided nothing of the sort.

It is hard to believe that American soldiers are subjected to this treatment.

 We would not have believed it if we had not seen it, and now that we have seen it we shall never forget it.


~Hi-Points of Jim REED’S Speech~

The editor went to hear Jim REED on the League of Nations. Jim calls WILSON, the “High Priest of the Millennium,” and says that all he requires of the Senator and the American people is to shut their eyes and open their mouth. We long since realized this, but we never heard it so aptly stated before.

We don’t always thoroughly enjoy a Democratic speech, but we really enjoyed REED’S. According to REED, the President did characterize those who opposed his League as pigmy minded and that they ought to be hung on a gallows as high as heaven, with their heads pointed the other way. It is nice to have Democratic authority for such statements.

 REED wonders why we are to have an army of 509,000 men and 235,000 men in the navy and why the appropriations for the navy should be so enormously increased. Why England should keep a standing army of a million. France of two million and Italy about the same, if the League is going to keep the peace of the world.

He also wants to know how many folks know where Hedjaz is. It is a country of 300,000 and a member of the League. Liberia with the same number is also a member. Honduras with 75,000 also a member and each one has as much strength is the League so far as votes go as the United States. The majority of the members of the Assembly will be other than the Caucasian race and he wonders if racial equality becomes a matter of concern to the League, how these folks will vote.

 REED is evidently sincere and will be as much opposed to the League after the so called reservations are made, if they are made, as he is now. He believes WASHINGTON, JEFFERSON, LINCOLN and the elder statesmen were right and WILSON was right two years ago, when they and he opposed entangling alliances. He is a nationalist and don’t want the song “America” changed so that we must hereafter sing “My Countries ‘tis of thee.”



A heavy truck passing over the Victoria Bridge broke every wooden stringer on a section of the bridge. The running boards, placed on the original floor of the bridge and two brace rods underneath are all that prevented a very serious accident. Passing under the bridge and looking at it from below, one can hardly believe it possible that it could be so broken without letting the vehicle thru. As before stated the running boards held and the truck got across. Had there even been a second pause in the forward movement there would have been a wreck.

 The truck was a five ton truck heavily loaded, truck and load estimated at from 7 ½ to 10 tons and had the name “DRIEGMANN” on its side.

 The pulling force of trucks is generally in the hind wheels and the push of the wheels as power is applied makes them harder upon bridges and vastly increases the strain over and above their mere weight, indeed it is on the principle of striking a blow with a ten ton hammer. Bridges will have to be made to meet these new requirements. Until safe repairs can be made the Victoria Bridge will remain closed and we will ford the creek as in “backer days.”



Docket of cases in which settlements are due from administrators, executors, guardians and curators at the ensuing term of the probate court of Jefferson County, to be held at the court house in said county, commencing on the fourth (4) Monday of August, 1919.


Name of Estate - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Adm., Ex., Guar., or Cur., - - - - - - - - -  Kind of Settlement


Monday, August 25th, 1919. – First Day

ARNOLD, Michael, dec. - - - - - - - - - Louis ARNOLD, Ex. - - - - - - - - - - - - F. S.

BURRUS, Chas. L., dec. - - - - - - - - - P. S. TERRY, adm - - - - - - - - - - - - - - F. S.

BRINKMAN, Warren, dec. - - - - - -  -Lola J. BRINKMAN, admx.- - - - - - -   F. S.

BURGAN, Dennis, dec. - - - - - - - - - -Louisa BURGAN, admx. - - - - - - - - - F. S.

BRECKENRIDGE, Melvin G., dec. - -Frank BRECKENRIDGE, adm. - - - -  Semi-An

BRIERTON, Kate, dec. D. B. FROST & W. L. TOWNSEND adm’s with will an Semi-An

BRENNAN, James J., dec. - - - - - - - - Sarah BRENNAN, Exx. - - - - - - - - - Semi-An

BRUNE, Henry dec. - - - - - - - - - - - - George ADAMS, Ex. - - - - - - - - - - - Semi-An

BRAMERLOH, Wm., dec. - - - - - - - -Fred BRUMERLOH, adm. - - - - - - -  Semi-An

BYRNE, Francis & Katie, minors - - -  Mary A. BYRNE G. & Crux. - - - - - -A. S.

CONN, Sylvanus M., dec. - - - - - - - - John N. Conn Ex. - - - - - - - - - - - - -  Semi-An

COLE, Sarah, dec., - - - - - - - - - - - - - May Josephine COLE, Exx. - - - - - -  Semi-An

CRETH, Timothy dec. - - - - - - - - - - -Chas E. ENGLAND, adm. - - - - - - -  Semi-An


Tuesday, August 26th, 1919 – Second Day

DORNSEIF, Louisa, dec. - - - - - - - - - Fred Z. CLARK, Sr., G. & C - - - - - - A. S.

Dodd, John B. dec., - - - - - - - - - - - - - Mrs. Mary C. DODD, admx - - - - - - Semi-An

DICKERMAN, Leon & Arthur, minors Celina DICKERMAN G. & C - - - - -A. S.

EHRICHS, Marie Minna, a minor - - - Sophia EHRICHS, Crux. - - - - - - - - - A. S.

ELLIS, Wm. C. dec. - - - - - - - - - - - -  John SCHWEAK Ex. - - - - - - - - - - -  F. S.

FRASER, David FRASER, dec. - - - - - Margaret FRASER admx - - - - - - -    F. S.

FITZGERALD, Wm, Dec. - - - - - - - - -Wm. & Margaret FITZGERALD Ex’s. Semi-An

FRANZ, George Sr., dec. - - - - - - - - - -Mark FRANZ adm. - - - - - - - - - - - - Semi-An

GANNON minors - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  Jos GANNON G. & C - - - - - - - - - - -A. S.

HUG, Stephen dec., - - - - - - - - - - - -   Wm. S. WITTLER, Ex. - - - - - - - - - - F. S.

HEINEN, Margaret, dec. - - - - - - - - -   Horace BUXTON adm  - - - - - - - - -  F. S.

HARTER, Wm. J. dec. - - - - - - - - - - - Fred W. HARTER adm - - - - - - - - -  F. S.

HOFFMAN, Emanuel dec. - - - - - - - -   E. C. EDGAR adm. - - - - - - - - - - - - F. S.


Wednesday, August 27th, 1919 – Third day

HAMILL, J. M. dec. - - - - - - - - - - - - - R. B. JONES ex. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Semi-An

HEILIGTAG, Anna dec. - - - - - - - - - - Julius HEILIGTAG adm. - - - - - - - -  Semi-An

HUSKEY, W. J. dec.- - - - - - - - - - - - -  Harry DAHL Ex.  - - - - - - - - - - - - - Semi-An

HAVERSTICK minors - - - - - - - - - - -  Helen I, HAVERSTICK curx. - - - - - A. S.

HILDERBRAND minors - - - - - - - - - - Augusta HILDERBRAND crux. - - - A. S.

HOHL, minors - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  John C. HOHL Cur. - - - - - - - - - - -  A. S.

KIDD, Ralph Wm., a minor - - - - - - - -  John B. KIDD Cur. - - - - - - - - - - - -  A. S.

KLENN, Elizabeth, dec. - - - - - - - - - -   Julia KLENN Exx - - - - - - - - - - - - - Semi-An

KLEINSCHMIDT, Fredrick A. dec. - -   Louisa KLEINSCHMIDT admx. - - - Semi-An

KROPA, Barbara dec. - - - - - - - - - - - -  Kasper KROPA adm. - - - - - - - - - -  F. S.


Thursday, August 28th 1919 – Fourth Day.

LALUMANDIER, Velar, dec. - - - - - -   Elizabeth LALUMANDIER, Exx. - -  F. S.

LINDWEDEL, Fred H. dec. - - - - - - - -  Fritz LINDWEDEL, Adm. - - - - - - - Semi-An

LOYSON, Louis insane - - - - - - - - - - -  John G. BRUNS Guar. - - - - - - - - -  A. S.

MEYERS minors - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Lewis R. MEYER cur. - - - - - - - - -   A. S.

McCORMACK, C. R. dec. - - - - - - - -    W. S. BOYCE adm. - - - - - - - - - - - Semi-An

NAES Bros. Partnership estate - - - - - - Wm. NAES Adm. - - - - - - - - - - - -  Semi-An

NACE Minors - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Theresia WARD G. & C. - - - - - - -  A. S.

QUINN, Kate, dec. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  Chas QUINN Adm. - - - - - - - - - - - F. S.

RINEY, Georgina A. dec. - - - - - - - - - - - Esther Carr ATKINSON Admx - - - Semi-An

ROGERS, Doretha, dec. - - - - - - - - - - - - M. F. ROGERS Adm. - - - - - - - - - -Semi-An


Friday, August 29th, 1919 – Fifth Day.

ROESCH, Wm. H. dec. - - - - - - - - - - - -  Louisa ROESCH, Admx. - - - - - - - -Semi-An

ROSE, Henry, dec. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  Wm. ROSE, adm. - - - - - - - - - - - -  Semi-An

ROSE, Katherine, dec. - - - - - - - - - - - - - Wm. ROSE, adm. - - - - - - - - - - - - Semi-An

ROGERS, Louisa dec. - - - - - - - - - - - - - George ROGERS adm. - - - - - - - -   F. S.

SONTAG, Susie M. dec. - - - - - - - - - - -   W. W. TUCKER adm. - - - - - - - - -  F. S.

SULLENS, Eliza dec. - - - - - - - - - - - - -   George BRACKMANN ex. - - - - - - Semi-An

SMITH, Ellen Louise, dec. - - - - - - - - - - - L. H. SMITH, Ex. - - - - - - - - - - - - Semi-An

SCHMITT, J. W. dec. - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  Friederika SCHMITT Exx.- - - - - -  Semi-An

SWAN, Nettie Katherine dec. - - - - - - - -   S. J. ROZIER, adm. - - - - - - - - - - - Semi-An

THOMSICK, Mary, insane - - - - - - - - - - -Andrew L. HILGERT G. & C - - - -  A. S.


Saturday, August 30th, 1919 – Sixth Day.

VERNBERG, Herman, dec. - - - - - - - - - - Wm. & Fred VORNBREG Exs. - - - Semi-An

VOGT, John, Sr., dec. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Geo & Jacob VOGT, Exs. - - - - - -   F. S.

WILSON, James H. dec. - - - - - - - - - - - - -Frank L. WILSON, Adm. - - - - - - - F. S.

WEIDELE, Joseph, dec. - - - - - - - - - - - - - Elizabeth WEIDELE, Admx. - - - -  F. S.

WEIDNER, Magdelena dec. - - - - - - - - - -Joseph WEIDNER, Adm. - - - - - - Semi­-An

WILLIAMS, Hazel C. a minor - - - - - - - - - W. R. WILLIAMS G. & C. - - - - -  A. S.

WILLIAMS, Howard D. a minor - - - - - - - Wm. Sylvester WILLIAMS G. & C -A. S.


State of Missouri, County of Jefferson

I, Anna MILLER, Clerk of the Probate Court in and for said county, hereby certify that the above is a true copy of the original Probate Court Docket, as the same appears on record in my office. Witness my hand and the seal of said Court. Done at office in Hillsboro, Missouri, this 21st day of July, 1919. Anna MILLER, Clerk of Probate Court. (SEAL)



No community is immune from tornadoes. Protect your farm property and livestock by a good tornado and windstorm policy, don’t wait until too late. You might be next. Write or phone for rates to James N. HALL, Agent



70 acres, 35 acres in cultivation, balance fine white oak timber. 3 room house, 2 springs, one cistern. Ridge land, located one mile Northeast of High Ridge, Mo. 65 yards off Gravois Road. Price $60.-- per acre. Step lively, see me at once. J. J. SPROCK, 3454 Crittenden, St. Louis.



Notice is hereby given that letters testamentary on the estate of LETITIA ANN MISSEY, Dec., were granted to the undersigned on the 23rd day of July 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. WILBURN C. MISSEY Executor (SEAL) Attested: Anna MILLER, Clerk of Probate Court.



Notice is hereby given that undersigned Geo & Jacob VOGT, Administrators of the estate of John VOGT, dec, will make final settlement of his accounts with said estate as such administrator at the next term of the Probate Court of Jefferson County Missouri to be begun and holden at Hillsboro, in said county on the 25th day of Aug  1919. Geo. & Jacob VOGT, Administrators.


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~ Hillsboro Items~


. . . Jr., and Green HEARST . . . Monday evening but . . . to the coliseum to . . .


 . . . Henry BRUNS and Miss . . . MILL motored in Sunday to bring Miss Leona Ri . . . who has been their guest for . . .


 . . . sters of Festus return . . . after a visit to her mother . . . SKEY.


 . . . HOLMES and Anna . . . returned from a week’s . . . WILLIAMS family at. . .


 . . .DONNELL went to St. Louis to visit and came home sick . . . now.


 . . . ASWELL, the Home Democrat moved to the county-seat . . . rly belongs, and where . . .warm welcome from her . . . ere.


. . . and family spent Sunday with the Tony SCHNEIDER family.



Dr. C. A. McCLELLAND will be in Hillsboro 1st to 2nd, and at Antonia 3rd to 4th, Friday & Saturday.


 . . . E. M. WILLIAMS had as guests over the weekend Misses . . . and Lizzie ELSPERMAN, and Martha CAMPBELL of East . . . day they spent at Mc . . . where they were joined by Mrs. J. H. WINER.


 . . . n is out of luck. Last . . . laudably engaged in . . . improvements, he stepped . . . ly on a spike nail which tore the sole leather of his shoe a half an inch into his . . . Consequently Edgar had to walk with crutches for a day or two.


The library board met Monday and . . . el chairman of the board . . . will be opened Wednesday thru Saturday afternoons from 4 to ?. Those who wish library . . . y have them at the above . . . their quarterly dues be . . . books. Non-residents are . . .

 Lewis ADAMS of Sandy is a new member and little Virginia who is five years old is the youngest member and is also new.



In the Circuit Court of Jefferson County, Mo. in vacation, July 19th1919 Sarah V. BEAN Plaintiff vs. Walter GARNER. Now at this day comes the plaintiff herein, by her Attorney P. S. TERRY in the above entitled cause, before the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Jefferson County in vacation and files here petition and affidavit stating among other things, that the above named defendant Walter GARNER is a nonresident of the State of Missouri. It is therefore ordered by the Clerk aforesaid in vacation that publication be made notifying him that an action has been commenced against him, by petition and attachment in the Circuit Court in Jefferson County, in the State of Missouri, founded on an account for the sum of $168.00 that his property is about to be attached, and that unless he be and appeared at the next term of said Court, to be holden at the Court House in Hillsboro, within the county of Jefferson on the second Monday of September 1919, on or before the third day thereof if the term shall so long continue, and not then before the end of the term, judgment will be rendered against him, and his property sold to satisfy same. It is further ordered that a copy hereof be published in the Jefferson County Record, a newspaper published in the said County of Jefferson, for four weeks successively, the last insertion to be at least fifteen days before the commencement of the next term of said court. Ware EVANS. Clerk, Circuit Court. A true copy from the Record. Witness my hand, and seal of the Circuit Court of Jefferson County this 19th day of July 1919. Ware EVANS, Clerk, Circuit Court. (SEAL)


 When answering advertising mention the Record.


 The Globe Democrat of Friday had instituted suit in that city against his wife Wilhelmina, Blanche Herrick HOPKINS and Roy HOPKINS. The suit charges mismanagement of the company’s affairs, that excessive salary increases were made that the minority interests were illegally deprived of representation on the board of directors. A receiver is asked for.



10 o’clock a.m.

The undersigned will sell at public auction at his farm known as the “George KIDD” farm on Big River 4 ½ miles northwest of House Springs on the Eureka and High Ridge Road on Saturday, August 16, 1919 the following described personal property, to-wit:

One 15 hand high mare mule 7 years old.

One span matched mules 15-3 4 & 5 year old.

One 2 year old mule 15-3

One yearling mule, good big mule.

One mare 16 hands, 8 years and mule colt.

7 good milk cows, all in milk.

5 Heifers, all yearlings.

5 brood sows – Thorobred Duroc Jersey due to farrow in September.

1 Registered Duroc Jersey boar.

10 ton clover hay in stack

1 two horse power gas engine and pump jack.

1 new Dearing binder, 1 John Deere 14 in. sulky plow, corn planters, harrows, plows and farming machinery also farm wagon and hay frame. Harness and other articles too numerous to mention. Sale begins at 10 o’clock a.m. Lunch served on ground.

TERMS: All sums under ten dollars cash in hand. A sums over ten dollars a credit of twelve months will be given purchaser to give bankable note bearing six percent interest. No goods to be removed until terms of sale are completed with John L. BECHLER, owner. Albert WEBER, Auctioneer.



Notice is hereby given that the undersigned Fred DORNSEIF administrator of the estate of Louisa DORNSEIF, dec. will make final settlement of his accounts with said estate as such administrator at the next term of the Probate Court of Jefferson County Missouri to be begun and holden at Hillsboro, in said county on the 25th day of August 1919. Fred DORNSEIF, administrator.


 ~Wanted to Buy~

Second-hand cement block machine. 31st Address “Block” care the Record. Hillsboro.



O. O. NANCE to Muses CHAPELLE Lot 4. Harrison Park, Festus - $165.

M. CHAPELLE to Arthur KISER & wife Lot 4 Harrison Park Festus $220.

Wm. A. SPENCE to Cora E. McKEE. Lots 16 & 17 blk 1 Herberts Addition DeSoto - $60.

John E. DRISSELL & wife to D. McKEE. Lot 15 Herbert add DeSoto - $25.

F. E. GAYLORD to D. HOPKINS & F. H. BOYER. Pt Spu 200s cont 1 ac - $840.

A .& H. J. MITCHEL to J.. H. GLOVER. 102.70 ac (6-39-5) - $2500.

Hawkins W. WHITE to J. R. GREGORY 3 lots in DeSoto - $1000.

 J. A. TOWNSEND to Evaline TOWNSEND 248.95 acres sec 30 and 84 acres Sec 19 twp 43 R. 4 E. $1.00

Frances CHOTI & hus to W. C. HELLER 84.27 ac (8-41-5) & sur 1980 - $1000

Robt. ALLEMAN to Chas GAIUNITZ 80 acres (3-39-5) $100

Frederick HEIDBRINK to F. HEITMANN 3.93 acres (24-42-3) $300

Louis KAY to Clifford SIEGRIST Pt blk 2 Adams sub div Festus $900

R. E. ENGLAND to Horace PRATTE 43.25 acres sec (16 & 15-40-5) $1500.

Albert EICHELBERGER by trustee to W. J. KNORPP Lots 1, 2 & 3 Hambels sub div - $3.00


Mrs. Mary CHURCH spent a week here with her granddaughter, Mrs. E.M. WILLIAMS and then had a good visit with her son, Judge Jim WINER and wife who have since returned her to her son, Judge Jim WINER and wife who have since returned her to her home in House Springs much pleased with her little journey away from home.




A.P. LaROSE appointed guardian of Paul J. and Cleveland H. LaROSE minors.


Tombstone for Henry BRUNE deceased ordered to cost not exceeding $150.


Demand of Rosa WEISS for $45.08 allowed against estate of Wm. HAGERMAN.


 Susie M. SONTAG estate, administrator ordered to file new bond.


David FRASER estate final settlement continued to August term.


Semi Annual settlement estate of J. W. SCHMIDTT filed and approved.


 Annual settlement estate of Howard D. WILLIAMS ex., and approved


Blanche CHENWORTH, Howard CHENWORTH, minors. Report of sale of real estate filed and continued to August 9th.




John TIGERT - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Sulphur Springs

Polly RICHARDSON - - - - - - - - - Sulphur Springs


Henry S. HARTZELL- - - - - - - - - Cadet

Julia M. DEGONIA - - - - - - - - - - Cadet


 William WATERS - - - - - - - - - - - Valle Mines

Stella RICHARDSON - - - - - - - - - Valle Mines


Ernest E. AUBUCHON - - - - - - -  Festus

Alvera W. FRAZIER - - - - - - - - -  Crystal City


 Anell DOUTHETT - - - - - - - - - -  Crystal City

Julia RICE - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Crystal City


 Church service here Sunday and afterward were the guests of Edgar LAFFOON and wife.


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Pursuant to an order of the County Court I will receive sealed bids up to Monday August 4th 1919 for 75 cords of good sound split cord wood, (25 cords seasoned and 50 cords green), one half to be delivered and corded in Court house wood yard not later than October 1st, and the remainder by November 1st 1919.

I will also receive sealed bids on same amount and kind of wood cut into 20 inch blocks and corded in court house wood yard on or before the above mentioned dates. G. W. GASCHE, Clerk, County Court.



Late Saturday the women composing the duty selected committee woman from each of the Congressional Conventions of the state met in St. Louis and perfected their organization. Miss SASSE of Brunswick, Mo., was named as state chairman and Mrs. A. H. BRUGGEMAN was named as member of the National committee. Every Congressional district in the state was fully represented and the ladies were enthusiastic and eager to show that they considered the duty of citizenship seriously and would give a good account of their stewardship. Mesdames Albert MILLER of Hillsboro and Alice MOYER WING of Piedmont were the representatives from the 13th district and were on hand to attend to their duties.



Notice is hereby given that the undersigned Horace BUXTON, administrator of the estate of Margaret HEINEN dec., will make final settlement of his accounts with said estate as such administrator at the next term of the Probate Court of Jefferson County Missouri to be begun and holden at Hillsboro, in said county on the 25th day of August 1919. Horace BUXTON, administrator



Notice is hereby given that the undersigned Chas QUINN, administrator, of the estate of Kate QUINN, dec., will make final settlement of his accounts with said estate as such administrator at the next term of the Probate Court of Jefferson County Missouri to be begun and holden at Hillsboro, in said county on the 25th day of August 1919. Chas QUINN, administrator



The regular examination for teachers certificates will be held at DeSoto High School Building, Friday and Saturday August 1st and commencing at eight o’clock sharp. The order of subjects will be the same as here to fore. Applicants who paid fee in either March or June this year will use the same number in August examination.

The regular legal fee for the examination is three dollars for the calendar year. Paper furnished. Bring pencils or pens and ink. Respectfully, R. B. WILSON, Co., Supt.



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

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Notice is hereby given that the annual stockholders’ meeting of the Bank of Maxville will be held at its banking house at Maxville, Missouri, on the 2nd day of August, 1919. Said meeting will be convened at 9 o’clock a.m. and continue during at least three hours, unless the object for which said meeting is called be accomplished sooner.

The purpose for which this meeting is called is to elect directors for the said bank, to serve during the ensuing year, and for the transaction of any other business which may properly come before the meeting. Attest: Louis J. ROESCH, secretary, Chas. J. SIEDLER, President



In the Circuit Court of Jefferson County, Mo., in vacation.  Edward H. STEINBACH Plaintiff vs. Elizabeth J. STEINBACH Defendant. Now at this day comes the plaintiff herein, by his Attorney and files his Petition and Affidavit alleging among other things that defendant Elizabeth J. STEINBACH has absented herself from her usual place of abode in this state and has concealed herself so that the ordinary process of the law cannot be served upon her in this state.

Whereupon it is ordered by the undersigned Clerk of said Court in vacation, that said defendant be notified, by publication that Plaintiff has commenced a suit against her in this court the object and general nature of which is to obtain a decree of divorce upon the ground of desertion, and for the case and custody of their minor and that unless the said Elizabeth J. STEINBACH be and appear at this court, at the next term thereof, to be begun and holden at the Court House in the Town of Hillsboro, in said county, on the second Monday of September, next and on or before the first day of said term, answer or plead to the petition in said cause, the same will be taken as confessed and judgment will be rendered accordingly.

And it is further ordered, that a copy hereof be published, according to law in the Jefferson County Record a newspaper published in said County of Jefferson for four weeks successively, published at least once a week, the last insertion to be at least fifteen days before the first day of said next September Term of this Court. Ware EVANS, Clerk, Court. A true copy from the Record.

Witness my hand and seal of the Circuit Court of Jefferson County this 17th day of July 1919. Ware EVANS. Clerk, Circuit Court (SEAL)



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 Crittended Street. St. Louis, MO



Farm near Hillsboro, on good rock road. 150 acres, 75 in cultivation. Good house and barn, write this office.


Mr. and Mrs. Taylor EAVES have returned from a visit to Potosi relatives.




The stork visited here Sunday morning and left a fine big girl at the home of William STRAHER, Jr.

We were wondering why the smile wouldn’t come off of Willie’s face but we know now.


Sunday afternoon while Jacob BECKER was getting ready to take a joy ride in his new car, there was an explosion which did considerable damage to the ear and Mr. BECKER’S hands were burned badly. Some of the neighbors saw the accident and helped put out the fire. Dr. SEIVING with the assistance of Joe ZENTNER gave first aid to the injured man.


 Harry KOHR is a real honest-to-goodness snake charmer. Every evening all the boys from around here go to Wm. FREDERITZI’S swimming pool to enjoy a good old fashioned swim. Naturally in every pool there are snakes. Harry goes about it like a real snake charmer. He opens the snakes mouth and tears the fangs out to the delight of his boyfriends.


Mrs. Henry KOHR and her daughters Mrs. Fritz BENDER were in an automobile accident Sunday afternoon in St. Louis. They called Mr. BENDER over long distance and said they would not be home until Monday evening as they had to appear in Court Monday morning.


 Mr. and Mrs. C. J. SEIDLER and son motored to Edwardsville Sunday and while there attended the Ball Game. They enjoyed the trip very much.


Mrs. Harry FREDERTIZI is reported sick.


Charles MILLER and Peter KRIET two of our overseas boys returned home this week and like all our returned boys are the picture of good health. They say army life is alright but just the same they are happy to be home again. Maxville correspondent.


Mrs. Fritz VOGLE and two daughters attended the ball game Sunday.


 There was a Cleveland tractor demonstration out at Joe OTT’S farm Sunday. The firm sent two of their men out to demonstrate with the assistance of Frank ARNOLD.


“John” still goes to see “Mary” every Sunday and the tin cans are still ready to be used.


 Ball playing is the latest fad around this burg. Wm. KLAHS exhibited some of his skill the other evening. You’re doing fine Willie. Hope you will perform soon again.


Maxville was well represented at BOEMLER’S Saturday night. They all had a delightful time dancing to the strains of the player piano.



The Summer session of the Southeast Missouri State Teachers College has an unusually large enrollment. The following students from your county have been in attendance.

The reports received from the Faculty indicate that they are doing good work and will go out into the schools this fall much better prepared for their work as teachers.


Festus: Bertha BRENT, Mary JUNEKER.

DeSoto: Amy CRUTCHER, Susie GNETTLER, Isabel IRWIN, Katherine McCLURE, Anna McCLURE, Hazel ROHLFING.

Pevely: Viola ENGLEBACK, Edith MURPHY and Mary PIPKIN.

Herculaneum: Mattie GAMBLE and Mildred THOMAS.

Plattin: Mamie JACKSON and Earl E. McCLAIN.

Valley Park: Arthur George NORTH.

Dittmer: Fred RAEBAN.

House Springs: Mamie R. LONG.

Barnhart: Katherine M. STITES

Hillsboro: Burnell SCHUBEL and Ella CRONK.


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[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] 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.