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Subject: Jefferson County Record - February 22, 1917 - Volunteer Transcription Part 3 (Modified by Linda Reichert)
Date: Tue, 3 Jan 2006 14:30:42 EST
Jefferson County Record, Hillsboro, Mo
February 22, 1917
Vol. XIII, No. 9
Volunteer Transcription - Part 3
[ page 1, column 3 ]
~ What Our Contemporaries In The Twin Cities Have To Say About The De
Soto Court ~
Ray G. TOWNSEND in the Crystal City Press says:
DeSoto Wants a Court House, So Do We.
There are about ten per cent of the cases that are settled by the court
from DeSoto and nearly seventy-five per cent from this end of the
About sixty-five per cent of the taxes come from this end of the
county., but DeSoto wants a court house and our percentage of taxes
will pay the ex-[sic] expense.
“Their” representative not “ours” has a bill in the Legislature to get
the court house at DeSoto regardless of the fact that they have rock
roads to county seat and can reach there in about twenty minutes by
auto and regardless of the fact that the business and money comes from
this end. The prominent lawyers and county officials are against
spending the money of the people to benefit a few, who have a vacant
building to rent and who are trying to unload heir[sic] white elephant
on the county.
The people, money and taxes coming from this end would entitle us to
anything in this line, but as we have no bill in the legislature for
assistance we wish to know on what grounds DeSoto, or the little peanut
gang who control the village, can have to ask the county to erect them
a court house and then make us pay the bill.
Henry F. K????ER in the Tri-City Independent, Festus, says:
House Bill 582 introduced by the County Representative Dr. G. A.
AUERSWALD providing for a term of the Circuit Court to be held at De
Soto annually is receiving an unusual amount of discussion in Eastern
Jefferson County. The consensus of opinion may be summed up in a very
few words. “Why” and “Wherefore?” Why need there be a division of the
court entailing unnecessary delay, and in substance and fact create
two separate courts and entailing costs to be encountered by the
citizens of the entire county, and absolutely no benefits whatever
accruing to the masses. We see no cause for DeSoto and its
accessibility to the county seat at all times and in all conditions of
weather to find cause for such a proposed change that in reality would
benefit only the favored few, whereas rightfully western, northern and
eastern Jefferson county heretofore the direct sufferers in the way of
reaching the county seat have yet to harbor a complaint in response to
such as appeal as indirectly sounds in House Bill 582. With good roads
at this very hour on the horizon of possibility and certain to usher in
the unborn tomorrow affording means for access and egress at all times
we see no great unused? why the tax payers should be asked to share
alike the burden incurred if such a proposed step is carried into
practice. Hillsboro will continue to serve its purpose better in the
future than in the past, hence why should the question of a change of
court be an issue. The people to a greater extent interested have yet
to appeal for such a contemplated change and until they do, no cause
for action remains.
Mrs. H. L. MARBURY in the Festus News says:
One term of the Circuit Court at DeSoto means additional taxes; do you
want to pay more taxes and drive no benefits, Mr. Taxpayer?
Is Dr. AUERSWALD representing you Mr. Taxpayer, when he is asking for
one ???? of court at DeSoto thereby increasing your taxes?
Hillsboro is more convenient for Festus, Crystal City and Herculaneum
that DeSoto. Why add additional taxes to establish one term of court at
If DeSoto is in earnest and they want a term of Circuit Court and it
will ?? so much for them, why don’t they offer to furnish everything in
connection with the Court at no expense to the taxpayer?
We understand Dr. AUERSWALD claimed before the committee that one term
[o]f court was an issue in the last campaign. If anyone ever heard of
it, we would like to know who he is.
These papers are published east of the Iron Mountain railroad which
runs [t]hrough DeSoto. They are published at the cities which combined
represent [t]he greatest population center of the county. DeSoto is
very patriotic in [t]rying to secure them accommodations they do not
want and are opposed to as [i]ndicated by their several articles and
~ Sugar Creek News ~
The people of Sugar Creek are still ?a calm and peaceful, but also as
lively [a]nd ambitious as ever.
Last Sunday a large number of our [g]ood folks gathered at Mr. Wm.
MRAZ. They were well entertained an royally [t]reated. But in such
pleasant com[p]any the evening passed so fast that no one noticed the
thunder storm which was coming on. Nearly all got a taste of it on
their way home.
Nearly all of our people attended the LONNING BROS. Sale last Saturday.
The [s]ale was well attended and everything [s]old well at price.
Last Sunday night Mr. SCHEYBAL’s [b]arn was struck by lightning. The
building was not seriously damaged however.
The “wedding” is dated for Esquire DIEHL’s place on February 19, and
Mr. Chas. BOUZEK has been busy selecting the officiating staff. Many
speak about attending it.
Two weeks ago Pat VON Sugar Creek took sick suddenly and in spite of
all medical assistance, died. He lived to be a ripe old age and we must
say he was a faithful worker through life. His remains were brought to
repose in one of the hillsides of Sugar Creek. Pat was not an Irishman.
Neighbors if some of your dogs have gone astray don’t worry. The dogs
of Sugar Creek are at present holding an inquest and are quite busy
with the matter.
~ In Memorium ~
In loving remembrance of our dear brother, Emil G. FREDERITI, who
departed this life 3 years ago Feb. 23, 1914.
Since you left us sand and lonely,
For your home up in the sky,
Dearest brother we have missed you
In the sad years just passed by.
Dearest one we have laid thee
In thy peaceful grave embraced,
But thy memory will be cherished,
Till we see thy beloved face.
You are gone but not forgotten,
Sadly missed by the BEREAVED FAMILY.
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