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From: Linda Reichert <>
Subject: Jefferson County Record - February 15, 1917 - Volunteer Transcription part 7
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2006 18:55:21 -0600
Volunteer transcription - Linda in MO - Part 7
Jefferson County Record, Hillsboro, Mo
February 15, 1917
Vol. XIII, No. 8
[ page 2, column 2 ]
good price. I sold part of my wheat at $1.00 a bushel at the feed store
for chicken feed, the balance I fed myself. Could I have sold my wheat
at the regular price I could have taken the money and bough corn for it
at quite a saving. Why did I not sell my wheat at the mill? Because my
seed was not treated with bluestone formaldehyde, as it should have
been done. Did I not know that the wheat ought to have been treated?
Yes, I did know. I was raised in the country and my father would never
have thought of sowing wheat before it was treated with a solution of
bluestone. Then why did I not treat my wheat? Because my neighbors did
not treat their wheat and it was not the custom around here to treat
wheat before sowing.
When we have a farm agent he will travel over this county and he will
show the people how to treat wheat to prevent smut and it will be done.
Here is something else which may interest the farmer who raises
chickens. Chickens bring a good price now and farmers are well pleased
with the prices they are getting, bue[sic] this is no reason that they
should not wish to obtain more. Hundreds of coops are shipped from this
county containing young roosters; they bring a good price, but they
would probably bring double the price if they were caponized. The farm
agent cannot only show you how to do this work, he will also insist
upon this being done. There are lots of things which we know how to do,
but which we do not do, because there is nobody to stir us up to do it,
just as I showed you with the smutty wheat.
I will hav[sic] to close for this time. I will show you in another
letter other things other things[sic] the farm agent will do for us.
Robert A. HOLEKAMP
~ William P. WILLIAMS Sr. Dead ~
William P. WILLIAMS Sr. died at his home in Protection, Kansas, Monday
morning, February 12rh, Mr. WILLIAMS last year sold his big farm at
Morse Mill to Judson B. POUNDS and in the fall moved out to Protection
where he had purchased a farm. He was familiarly known as “Bill Jake”
by the old time residents and was a man of sterling worth and of
splendid character. He was a member of Joachim Lodge No. 164 A. F. and
A. M. at this place. Two sons Jesse and Lawson are also located near
Protection and John F. WILLIAMS of this place left here in time to see
his father before his death. He was buried at Protection, Kansas. We
shall try next week to give a more extended history of his life.
~ Mrs. Mary WOLGAST, widow of Wm. WOLGAST, died on February 9th in St.
Louis, and was buried at High Ridge February 11th. Mrs. WOLGAST was
over 70 years and has lived at High Ridge for many years.
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