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Subject: JEFFERSON COUNTY RECORD January 18, 1917 Part 6 (last) volunteer transcription
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Volunteer Transcription - part 6 (last)
Linda in MO
Jefferson County Record, Hillsboro, MO
January 18, 1917
Vol. XIII. No. 4

~ Lee Vicinity ~
Miss Hester PELOT was the guest of Miss Doly SWOB Sunday.

Miss Bessie POPE has been on the sick list the past week but is

J. M. LEE purchased a cow from Richard SEMPLE the first of the week.

Mr. and Mrs. Richard SEMPLE returned from a two week’s visit in St.

The young folks of this vicinity had a skating party at the Oscar
FISCHER pond Sunday evening. WEINER sandwiches were served and
everybody had a good time.

Major WHARTON and J. M. LEE shipped some cattle to St. Louis last week.

[page 4, column 3]

~ Festus Items ~
The Masonic installation of officers was held at the Opera House on
Tuesday evening. A short and interesting program was rendered after
which a bountiful supper was served by the ladies of the Presbyterian

Mr. BAILEY of Danby visited Thursday evening with the families of W. H.

Mrs. L. Y. McCORMICK has as her guests last week: Mrs. BURNS and Mrs.
R. G. HOEKEN both of De Soto.

Miss Naomi AKINS of Danby spent Friday with Mrs. George SEIFERT.

Some stereopticon views in Africa and the mission work down there
together with excellent explanations from Rev. FOARD were had at the M.
E. Church Sunday evening. A large crowd was present.

The girls and boys of the De Soto High School met the teams of Festus
High School on the basket ball court Friday evening. A large crowd was
in attendance and much enthusiasm displayed on both sides. Festus was
victorious in both games.

H. E. VAUGHN and sister, Ethel VAUGHN visited in Bonne Terre Saturday
night and Sunday.

Roy HOPKINS spend Saturday night and Sunday in the city. He attended an
installation of officers in an order of the Masons.

Dr. TAYLOR, an old and highly respected citizen and formerly a
prominnt[sic] physician ni[sic] Festus who for the past several years
lived at the Masonic Home in St. [L]ouis passed away on Tuesday. He was
buried in Bellefonte Cemetery on Thursday. A number of his friends from
here motored to St. [L]ouis to attend the funeral. Among them were; N.

Work is being done on the Silica wagon bridge. The slagging on the
Baily road is nearing completion. These improvements are a necessity to
a good business town.

Mrs. James VINYARD who has been visiting her sister Mrs. Nancy VAUGHN
for the past week returned to her home in St. Louis Sunday.

Mr. FLEIG who has been ill for several months with lung trouble is
unimproved at this writing.

Mrs. Fred BEYERSTADT and children returned to their home in St. Louis

Dr. J. F. DONNELL made a business trip to St. Louis Wednesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Lester SHERMAN are the proud parents of a baby girl who
was born Friday. Mrs. Sherman was Miss Maggie McKEE before her

Mr. and Mrs. Will ENGLAND of Hematite attended the Masonic installation
on Tuesday evening. Mrs. England rendered a solo which was greatly

Misses Lottie McCORMICK, Olive McCLAIN and Gertrude BEISER of Plattin
were in Festus Tuesday.

Coney McCORMACK, Sam BOYCE and Harvey TOULOUSE of Plattin motored to
Festus Friday night and attended the basket ball game.

William C. MURPHY a prominent attorney of Springfield, Mo. spent a few
days here last week visiting friends and relatives. Mr. MURPHY was on
his way to Southeast Missouri to look over the field for attorneys with
a view of locating in that section of the state.

The annual stockholders meeting of the Festus Gass Co. was held last
Saturday at which the following officers and directors were elected for
the ensuing year; President, E. KERRUISH; Vice-President, F. J. SEWALD;
Secreeary[sic], C. C. ENGLAND; Treasurer, Chas. GROSSMAN; F. W.
BRICKEY, W. H. WAGGENER and Fred BURKHART were elected directors.

R. E. ENGLAND a prominent merchant of Hematite was in Festus last
Tuesday attending a meeting of the board of directors of the Farmers
and Merchants Bank of which he is a member.

S. M. CONN of Rush Tower spent one day last week in Festus transacting

T. S. GARVIN is packnig[sic] his household goods preparatory to moving
to Valley Park where he has accepted a position with the St. Louis
Glass Co. which we understand will resume operation very soon.

~ Escaped ~
From Kanakee, Illinois, State Hospital for the Insane, Sunday, December
3, 1916, Paul COLEMAN, aged 20 yars [sic] about 5 feet, 9 inches in
height; weights about 130 pounds; blue eyes, brown hair, light
complexion; never smiles or laughs and seldom speaks.

When he left the hospital every article of clothing he wore was marked
with his name. If you think you have seen him at any tinme[sic] or have
any clew[sic] however slight, please report.

A nation wide search is being made for this young man.

If found hold him and report to Superintendent State Hospital,
Kankakee, Illinois, and Rev. M. G. COLEMAN Taylorville, Illinois,

[page 4, column 4]

[AD] Kirstin Stump Puller, One Man - Horse Power [rest of ad not

~ The Best Laxative ~
To keep the bowels regular the best laxative is outdoor exercise. Drink
a full glass of water half an hour before breakfast and eat an
abundance of fruit and vegetables, also establish a regular habit and
be sure your bowels move once each day. When a medicine is needed take
Chamberlain’s Tablets. They are pleasant to take and mild and gentle in
affect. Obtainable everywhere.

~ Stockholder’s Meeting ~
Notice is hereby given that the annual meeting of the Stockholders of
the Bank of Hillsboro, originally fixed for January 8, 1917, has been
passed a new meeting called for Monday, January 22, 1917, for the
purpose of increasing the membership of the Board of Directors of said
bank in order to comply with the provisions of the statute in such
cases made and provided and to elect the directors required by statute
and for such other and further business as may properly come before
them at said meeting.
George W. MOCKBEE, President
W. R. DONNELL, Cashier

~ Trustee’s Sale ~
Whereas, Frank F. JOHNSTON and Emma Johnston, his wife, by their
certain deed of trust dated the 31st day of May, 1916, and recorded in
the office of the Recorder of deeds for the County of Jefferson, State
of Missouri, in book 53, page 185, conveyed to the undersigned,
trustee, the following described real estate, situated in the County of
Jefferson, State of Missouri, to-wit: All of lots four (4), five (5)
and eight (8), that lie East of the St. Louis Iron Mountain and
Southern Railway right of way, as shown by the report of commissioners
in a certain partition proceeding, wherein Elizabeth M. HORINE and
others were plaintiffs and William L. RILEY and others were defendants,
which report and the plat accompanying the same are on record in the
Recorder’s office of Jefferson County, Mo., in book “A” at page 405 and
following, reference to which is here by made and said plat and report
are made and said plat and report are made a part of this deed for a
more perfect description, said land being a part of section 26, and U.
S. Survey No. 924, excepting, however, forty[five acres off of the East
end of lot five, sold to E. SCHLAFFKE by Thomas C. MATHER and others,
containing 231 acres, and also lots one (1) and two (2) as shown by
plat “B”, as shown by the plat returned by the Commissioners appointed
in the partition suit of Ezra CADWALLADER and others against Samuel
POLLARD and others as appears in their report dated January 33, 1875,
and-recorded in book 9 of Records of Deeds in the Records of Jefferson
County, Missouri, at page 220, and following, reference to which is
hereby and report and plat are made a part of this deed for a more
perfect description, said land being a part of the Northwest fractional
quarter of section twenty-five (25) in township forty one (41), range
five (5) East, containing twenty eight and 44-100 acres (28 44-100)
which conveyance was made to the undersigned in trust, to secure the
payment of certain notes in said deed specified; and whereas, four of
the principal notes and one of the interest notes in said deed of trust
described are now past due and remain unpaid; noe, therefore, at the
request of the legal holder of said notes, and in pursuance of the
conditions in said deed of trust, the undersigned, trustee will sell
the property above described at public vendue, to the highest bidder
for cash, at the front door of the Court House, in Hillsboro, in said
County of Jefferson, on Saturday, January 20, 1917 between the hours of
nine o’clock in the fore noon and five o’clock in the afternoon, for
the purpose of satisfying said indebtedness and the costs of executing
this trust.
Walter G. THIELECKE, Trustee

[page 4, column 5]

~ $5.00 Reward ~
Hillsboro, Mo., Dec. 28, 1916
When I lost 15 head of cattle in Big River by drowning, I also lost one
red steer coming 2 years old, with tag in his left ear, “Marked, J. H.
SIMCOCK, Victoria, Mo., No. 415” Will pay $5.00 for his return to me
alive, it may be that he also drowned. Jos. J. HOEKEN.

~ Announcement ~
All box-suppers, pie-suppers and gatherings of like nature, given for
the purpose of raising funds, must be accompanied by twenty-five cents
to insure their appearance in the columns of the Record.

Bank of Kimmswick, Kimmswick, MO [cut off on right, marked with ---]
Capital ---
Surplus and Undivided Profits ---
C. H. GERARD, President
M. ZIEGLER, Vice-President
G. A. WENO---
We invite you to open an account with us. Pas---
Check Books given without charge, regard ---
amount of deposit. We pay 4 per cent on time---
one year, and 3 per cent a year for 6 months.

Picture Sh--- [cut off on right, marked with ---]
West Kimmswick, Sunday at 2:00---
Maxville, Wednesday ---
Barnhart, Friday ---
Fenton, Sunday ---

[AD] [this ad is cut off on the right, but appears to be also printed
in the 01-22-1917 issue, I have copied that version here]
The Officers and Directors of the People’s Bank of De Soto extend to
their friends and patrons their very best wishes for a merry Christmas
and a happy and prosperous new year. They trust that the year, 1917 may
have much in store for their friends and patrons, and offer the
services of this institution to any one desiring a connection with a
well-established strong, safe institution.

[page 4, column 6]

[cut off on the right]

~ Administrator [Notice] ~
Notice is hereby gi---
of Administration on ---
Louisa ROGER----
were granted to the[sic]---
the 4th day of Janua---
George ---

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