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title: 'The Jasper news. (Jasper, Mo.) 1898-1924, April 20, 1911, Image 1',
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lje Jasper Pettis.
JASPER, MISSOURI, THURSDAY, APR. 20, 1911.
I Forty Guesses Free.
We'll Inve an announce
ment in net week's Nmvs
that will l)e of tremendous
interest to you all espec
ially the jirls and women:
No can't tell you now -wouldn't
do at all -you 11
have to wait till next
wecl.. It'll make you op
en your eyes, all right, and
you list ait for this store
as fast as you can trot.
Just watch and wait, and
mark our prediction. You
may pits what it's going
to be. but we don't be
lieve you can.
Jasper's Oldest Man in Want.
The county court will be asked
b several hundred people of Jas
per and vicinity, through a peti
tion circulated last week by A. II.
Hendricks and others, to provide
for Win Pike of this city, who has
practically become a pauper chief
ly through his own kindness of
heart. At one time Mr. I'ike, now
the oldest man in Jasper, was a
large taxpayer and apparently had
no need to fear the future. Sign
inj; notes for others proved his un
doing, and he is physic.illy unable
to are for himself in his old age.
His is a pitiful and a deserving
case, and any action the court
takes to alleviate his condition will
meet with unanimous favor here.
Swtet cream - - 28c lb.
Sour cream - - - 1 ;c lb.
Bring your sweet cream every
muniin?. Sjur cream any time.
T. II. Hammond.
Northern thrown Harden si cd
teady at J. F. Blight's. (Jet it
First Nation'l Bank
Organized hut nine years ago, developed and
conducted on the. principle of corservntivo bank
ing aloiij,' cfins-.'rvativc lines, tho First National
Pi.inU In preserved tho integrity of its individ
uality intact, and on this basis has gained n lit
1 1 each day in strength, in scope, and in the
confidence of the public.
(ioverned by the siiiuo principle, ami enter
taining 11 reciprocal confidence in u public which
recognizes the right relationship bctweni ser
vice ami recompense, this Hank expects to con
tinue to grow both in its capacity and its oppor
tunity to serve, and to that, end invites tho pat
ronage to which it believes it has improved it
Our Statement issued on tho 7th of this
month is the largest in tho history of banking in
the city of Jasper.
First National Bank
E. L. Thomas, I'res.
W. C. Thomas, Cash.
Shout the Glad Tidings!
A Car of Henneys Just in ! j
You certainly must see these swell new "Henuey" buggies we have just taken out
of the car and set up for your inspection. Both steel and rubber tires, automobile seats, and all ?
the little "Honney" perfections that can't be approached by any other make. We'll stop work
any time to show you the "Hennoy." Just try us. !
A few of those great Black Hawk corn planters left. You'll be behind the times with any t
other. Get in the lead. fi
Slaughter prices continue oa Pi agree shoes and Ironclad hosiery.
Webb Brothers Mercantile Co.
We will handle, hereafter, the Deering Ideal binders and mowors. One of each ready to ft
show you. now.
igio CENSUS FIGURES
ARE MADE PUBLIC.
Jasper Shows Only Small Part of
Real Gain. Southwest Gains
on the Whole. Several
Towns Lost Heavily.
The official figures of the 1910
census, for Missouri, are out at
last. It seems the half wasn't told
by the pessimistic advance notices
to the effect that the country towns
as a rule had failed to hold their
own. Or rather the whole thing
was told, and some more, too.
For the loss in most cases was
even more than was rumored.
This part of the state fared bet
ter than any other, most places
showing a gain, in some cases
very substantial. Such was not
always the case, however.
Jasper shows an official increase
of only 37 over the 1000 census.
Ten years ago the popula'ion was
627, last year it was 064. Jasper,
however, unlike most of the other
towns, has grown very substantial
ly but can't show the fact bci nuse
the growth is practically all just
H. L. Tollman Vice I'res.
J. Wesley Spaid, Asst. C.
gc9pacBaaqpixspqaqECBQea aroc3tpa aa aaa
outside the old corp iraj limits of
the city. There are at least two
hundred people who properly
should be included in-Jjisper's pop
ulation but whom the census could
not include because the corpora
tion line falls short of them. In
fact, an unofficial census taken in
the spring of 1909 (since which
time the town has undoubtedly
grow id showed a population of 913.
So Jasper really can hold her head
Xow let's look at some others.
Here are figures n several towns
in these parts, as published in last
Sunday ' St. Louis Republic.
Town 1910 1900
UnrthAg P, 13 0,110
Cartervilln 1,539 1,115
Aurora I, US 0,101
(Jolden City 832 87.1
Lamar 2.310 2,737
Liberal 800 532
Lockwooil P01 743
Jnplin '. .12,073 20,023
Xoriuln 7.170 7.101
Sheldon 523 471
Satccnin 13,11 1,120
Webb City II.SIT 0.201
Mt. Vernon 1,101 1.200
Neoslii .'I,G01 2,72."
Monett 1.177 3,115
lVireo Clt 2,013 2,151
Oronouo 1,012 2.073
Southwest City 183 001
(Jreenfielu 1,131 1,10(1
Min.lHii 591 SB
Jerieo .-t9.'i 113
Kldorailn S rH 2,50'l 2,137
Liberal, which shows the most
marked increase of all the small
towns, acquired the same princi
pally by annexing Pedro with its
j oo souls. At Auroia, where the
decrease is greatest, the mineral is
playing out. Greenfield and Mt.
Vernon are situated a good deal
like Jasper with respect to popula
tion outside the town limits.
Shcoting Still a Mystery.
Homer Buerge, the Carthage
young man who was so mysteri
ously attacked last wetk at Car
thage while working on the night
shift at the light plant, i; spending
a tew davs in Jasper with his
grandfather, I). M. Buerge, and
other relatives The attack made
on him remains as deep a mystery
as ever and no anosts have been
made lbs left arm, in which he
received a ,?S-cnlbre bullet, he is
st ill carrying in a sling, but as no
bones were touched by the bullet
he expects to have normal use of
the member in a couple of weeks
at the. most.
Alfalfa Meal, HighGrade,
at Tallman's feed store.
FREEDA HUTZELL'S DEATH
Remains of Colorado Boy Who
Shot Himself Brought Here
Mrs. Thos. Marsh, who was call
ed to Ault, Colo., last week by
the death of her grandson, Frceda
Hutzell, returned home Monday,
bringing with her the body of the
unfortunate young man, for inter
ment in the Faskin cemetery, at
Center Point church, to miles
southeast of here. The Initial
servic c was held Monday afternoon.
It dcvelopes that the boy's
death was due purely to accident,
and was not a deliberate sui
cide, as was gathered from the
first telegram received by the
Marshes. It happened at about
ten o'clock on the morning of
April 9th. The Hutzell family
hail just finished having a gioup
photograph taken at their home,
and Frceda, who intended to go
out rabbit-shooting, had the gun
in his hand when the picture was
taken. Immediately afterward he
was talking with his mother, who
opened the door to let him pass
out with the gun. There was only
one actual eye-witness to the trag
edy, a small boy, a cousin of
Don't You Paint
till you see
The South Side Druggist.
Wo have prepared to supply your paint needs,
with a full line of
tho paint we have handled for so many years and
will continuo to handle till a better paint is pro
duced, which won't bo for some time, in our opin
ion. Jap-a-lac, all sizes and shades.
Pure Linseed Oil,
Pure "White Lead.
If you liked tho pafnt wo havo sold you in
past years, come buy ngain.
U., c II
Bt-(30n os GS c
Freeda's, and the boy was so ter
rified that he could not tell of it
with any clearness. It is presum
ed, however, that one of the ham
mers on the gun struck against
the wood work. At any rate one
of the shells in the weapon was
discharged and the load of shot
struck Frceda glancingly on the
right side of the face. He fell to
the ground unconscious and the
best efforts of physicians, who
hoped that the shot may not have
entered his brain, failed to revive
him. He died at 6.30 that even
ing, without ever regaining con
Has Your Hoise Distemper?
Haing been informed that theie
is an outbreak of equine distemper
or strangles now existing in this
community. I wish to say, for the
benefit of those having horses thus
affected, that 1 am prepared to
treat litis disease and also tc im
munize animals against this pai
ticular malady. My headquarters
for the present will be with Dr.
Schooler, and I can be reached at
the hotel at night.
Ciias. I.. Miller D. V. S.
Piano tuning, action regulating
and repairing. Satisfaction guar
anteed. 2-2 Roy Wllls.
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