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H Vplumn 30,' Number 21 LACLEDE, MISSOURI, FEIDAY, OCTOBER 3, 1919. $1.00 A Year in Advance THE TOWN AND COUNTRY About Local People and Events and Other Matters of Interest ON LOCAL SUBJECTS Local Items and Interesting Bits oi News of All Sorts - - For pale Jersey milch cow an driving mare. R. L. Stratton For rent Pasture on the W L". Sensintaffar farm. Henry Culbertson. Ihe Heading Circle will meet . with Mrs. E. E. Gould next Tues day evening. The Laclede Co-operative Com pany has some fine re-cleaned timothy seed for sale. Haying installed a furnace have a good coal heater for sale. A. B Henderson, route one. oasKetoau ana lootoau games Friday afternoon. Attend and , ancourage the home teams. Chas. S. Mahurin was over from Brookfield Wednesday and spent . the forenoon with home folk down on the farm. We have a quantity of good - Jonathan apples aud are booking orders for delivery at picking time. E. W. Pease, phone 37. There will be a musical program and pie supper at Bruner school , bouse Friday night, October 10, for the benefit of the Sunday school. Everybody come. itev. Kaipn uraig, the new pastor of the Baptist church, has rented the Ricker residence and will move his family here" from Liberty next week. Mr. and. Mrs. Wm. Neal from north of town and their daughter, Mrs. J. R. , Wilkins aud children of Walnut, Kans., spent Monday with Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Bassett. Wm. Willard writes to have the address of his Blade changed from Pickering, La., to Fort Smith Ark., having moved with his family to that place. Regular services at the Baptist church next Sunday. ' Sunday school at 10:00 o'clock, preaching at 11:00 and 8:30, young peoples meeting at 7:30. All cordially in vited to these services. O. F. Hughes has traded the Kraft & Brenner stock of dry good and groceries that he bought two months ago, to F. H. Longacre of Macon. The invoice is now being taken. Piano for sale. Someone in the vicinity of Laclede can procure sngntiy usea piano m very nice condition, fully warranted, by pay ing a balance due. Terms granted For particulars write, Olney Piano Co., 414 Felix St., St. Joseph, Mo Col. Wm. Turner, auctioneer and breeder of purebred Duroc Jersey swine, was in town Monday and called and left an order for bills for his public sale of Durocs to be held at his farm on Wed nesday. October 15. A R. Weaver, known to his La clede friends s Bert, was married last Sunday at Chillicothe to Miss Vera Collins of Brookfield. They will reside at Trenton where the groom has charge of the shoe de partment at the Farmers' store. The transmission line from La south was completed last week and now Sumner, Forker and abont twenty-five farmers of that vicinity are receiving electric current from the Brookfield plant. Laclede, Linneus, Purdin and Browning have been getting service from Brookfield for several years. I Victory Good Roads Boosters The victory good roads and trade tour of the Kansas City Motor Car Dealers Association reached La clede Tuesday afternoon on sched ule time. There were thirty-five of the latest model cars and trucks in the caravan. A stop was made in front of the Pershing home where a regimental band of Kansas City rendered some fine music Mayor Allen made a short address, alluding to the historic home, wel coming the tourist to the city and inviting them to return for the re ception. E. E. Peake, manager of the tour, responded, paying a fine tribute to the achievements of General Pershing, congratulated Laclede on being on the great trans continental highway which he pre dicted would some day be hard sur faced from ocean to ocean, and ap pealed to the large crowd present to get behind the good roads move ment that is destined to solve tbe transportation problem that is now the cheif hinderance to the com merce of our country. The four-ton trucks, loaded, that kept up with the high power ed passenger cars that were travel ing on a schedule of 35 miles per hour, was a fine demonstration of the possibilities of truck hauling on dirt roads. Road trncks, like the farm tractors, are here and their numbers in use from now on are going to multiply rapidly. New Furniture Firm Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Thome of Sumner have been here this week in charge of the Thurman furniture Rena Ausmus, and undertaking Jjusiness which I Sloan and Mr8.T they bought last week. Mr. and George Wiley, Berry Cook, Thome has taken a year's lease on Vernon Blodgett, Earnest Ausmus, the building and will continue the George Sloan and Jewell Goosey A big land deal was made the other day when Ira Frakes sold his home farm of 90 aore3 a mile west of Forker to his father. W. R Frakes, and the same day bought the A. Lewis farm of 415 acres mile northwest at $137,50 per acre which added to the tract he already owned make him a farm of 615 acres. Mr. Frakes will engage ex tensively in stock raising and certainly has an ideal farm for tbe business. Manager Patterson took a car of cattle and a car of hogs and sheep to the St. Joseph market Tuesday night for tbe following: members of the shipping association: A. M. Walker, J. Ed, Downey, Mack Farrar, N. Matson, J. M. Mc Donnell, A P. .Welsh, Ed. Mc Donnell, L. E. Libbv, Sam Mc Donnell, Harry "teacher, W. W. Ausmus, A. B. Henderson, Dan Holmes, G. L. Farrar, Geo. Wade, J. A. Selsor aud A. J. Sparks. Miss Alta Sloan was given birthday surprise by a numberof her friends at her home Tuesday evening, and was the recipient of a number of handsome and useful presents. A jery pleasant evening was spent. Those present were Lucy Bennett, Marietta Ausmus, Lenna Guy, Alta E. Wheelbarger, business, adding to and building p the the stock as needed with a view of giving first class service at all times. He has employed H. H. Chapman of Atlanta, a licensed embalmer and experienced under- Refreshments of cake and fruit were served. The annual meeting of the Missouri federation of womens clubs was held at Brookfield Tues Laclede in Pictures Laclede occupied one whole page of the artgravure section of the Globe Democrat last Sunday, being pictures taken by the staff potog rapher of that newspaper who spent a day in Laclede recently The pictures were of a bevy of pretty girls who will greet General Pershing when he comes to La clede. In the group were Marie Kent, Beatrice Harter, Gretna Spokesfield, Mina Kranz, Coral Goocb, Georgia Welsh, Allene Byrd and Freida Savage. The SkuIIey residence where some claim the General was born. Ihe city park where, when General Pershing was in kilts, his father and others bnilt a stockade to guard against border bandits. Tbe house where General Persh ing lived as a boy and young man and was the home of his Darents several years after he went to West Point. The first school house erected in aclede in which General Pershing went to school. The house was built in 1859 and is now occupied by a colored family. Mrs. S. A Henley with whom General Pershing boarded when he taught the Prairie Mound school Neal Burnett, who worked in the store of General Pershing's father and chased Johnny" away from the candv. A half dozen citizens of the town . personal friends of the General, who are boosting the reception plans. H. C. Lomax, C. C. Bigg er, Mayor Allen, O. b . Libby, W . Barton and A. J. Caywood. taker, who will have charge of the day and Wednesday with a large business. Mr. Chapman is here, number of delegates piesent from has rented the Bailey residence in over the state. At I he close of the the north part of town and will meeting Wednesday afternoon the move next week. He comes high- visitors were given an automobile ly recommended as a business man ride abont tbe city and to Laclede and citizen and Laclede is glad to where they were received and know the business will continue in experienced and competent hands Messrs. Thome and Chapman will receive a cordial welcome to the town. Census Enumerators E. B. Fields, census supervisor for the second congressional dis trict, writes The Blade that he is now ready to receive applications for appointment as enumerators for Linn county. This township will have two enumerators. Ap plications should be sent to Mr Fields at Browning and reach him not later than October 10. No one will be appointed who has not applied. Important Meetinf All policy holdtrs in the Missouri Farmers Mutual Crop Insurance company nave bad notice or a meeting to be held in Kansas City, October 8, for the purpose cf look ing into the affairs of the company and considering plans for tbe future. The policy holders from this county should have represent ation at this meeting, therefore every one should be present at a meeting to be held in Laclede, Saturday night, Oct. 4, at Lomax and Standly Bank. Meetine will shown through the historic Persh ing nome oy tne present owner, Mrs. A. S. Byrd. During their visit twenty cars were parked about the home. Rev. R. L. Stratton has sold his residence property in the southwpst part of town to Harry Landree for $4,000. Rev. Stratton, who re cently resigned tbe pastorate of tbe Baptist church has accepted a call to the pastorate of the church at Forest City, Mo., and expects to move his family next week. During their four years residence here Rev. Stratton and family have been prominent in church and temperance work and are liked by all our peoDle who regret their departure. There will be a practice basket ball game between Laclede and Brookfield on the home grounds Friday afternoon of this week. The game will be called at 2:30. Following this game there will be football, Laclede vs Me'advilleon the Laclede grounds. This game will be called at 4:00 and an admission fee of 15 and 25 cents will be charged. Athletics are necessary Methodist Episcopal Church W. H. Layton, Pastor. Sermons at 11:00 and 8:00 'clock by the pastor. A cordial invitation to the public. A new couference vear. Make a resolution to attend every service Sunday and begin the year right. A fine crowd attended the Mis sionary meeting at the home of Mrs. F. W. Burke, Wednesday. Regular meeting of the official board next Monday night. If you are a member plan to he present For Sale A used car in first class condition for sale. Inquire at the Blade office. Farm Loans If in need of a farm loan best to see about it at once, as there will be a rush for money March first when time is set for closing these farm deals. I am prepared to make you a loan with a home company on short notice. W. S. Savage. PERSONAL PARAGRAPHS Brief Mention of Those Who Come and Go During the Week was are Fay Luyster of Brookfield here on business Monday. Mrs. J. L. Welsh and son visiting relatives at Pollock. Mrs. H. A. Hobbs of Ketchnm, Okla., is visitine her mother. Mrs. Elizabeth Anderson. Miss Hester Clark of Linneus visited over Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Cushiner. Mrs. Dora Fawcette is here from Quincy to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs S. M. Brown. Mrs. Denbo visited her daughter, Mrs. Frances Lemon and Mr. Lemon, in Chillicothe last Satur day. Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Baskins, newlyweds of Memphis, Tenn., are visiting his mother, Mrs. Mary Baskins and family. C. A, Welsh of Kansas City and Miss Belle Welsh of Chariton county were guests of Mrs. J. E. Welsh Friday. Mrs. C. E. Adams has gone to Pleasant Hill, Mo., to spend the winter at the home of her son-in- aw, C. F. Johns. Mr. and Mrs. H. C. McCoy and their son Lon and family motored to Keytesville Wednesday for a be called to order promptly at eight i t0 sood school work and patrons 'clock. Be on time. sad friends of the school should Ross Nichols, County Agent, attend these games. Duroc Jersey Sale There will be fifty fine individuals in tbe Duroc Jersey sale to be held by Wm. Turner at his farm five miles south and a half mile east of Laclede on Wednesday, October 15. Tbe offering consists of 8 head of yearling sows, 2 3-year old brood sows, 8 November gilts, 14 March and April gilts, 6 November males and 10 March and April males. Mr. Turner has been breeding the big strain of Durocs for several years and has built up a great herd. Tbe sale will begin at 12:30. General Pershing March Ask to hear this Victor record at Rusk's Music Store in Brookfield. Sent postpaid on receipt of price, 85 cents. House For Sale For sale 7 room house; lot 70x200 feet. Inquire of John Nelson, Laclede. visit with relatives. John C. Brown has gone to New York to attend at convention of the American gas association. He will be there about three weeks. Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Hilton of oanca Ana, uaii., are nere tor a visit with relatives and friends and if they stay long enough to visit all of them they are here for all winter. Mrs. B. F. Fitzpatrick was a pleasant visitor at this office Fri day, adding her name to our route three list for a year. Mr. and Mrs. Fitzpatrick live' on the Kranz farm which they bought last spring. Mrs. J. D. Head, who with her husband and daughters, conducted the hotel here several years ago, spent Wednesday afternoon calling on friends having motored over from Mendon where she is visiting. Mr. and Mrs. Head are now living on a farm in Oregon. Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Meredith of Warrenton, Mo., returning from attending the funeral of the for mer's brother, Dr. Meredith, who met death in an aeroplane accident at Breckenridge, are visiting Mrs. Meredith's sister, Mrs. H. C. Carothers and family, and friends here. Dr. R. W. Layton, wife and two children of Kansas City, will arrive today to visit his parents. Rev. and Mrs. Layton at the M. E. parsonage. Dr. Layton is a surgeon in tne regular army and recently arrived home from France. At the expiration of his furlough he will be stationed at Sanantonia, Texas. Edgar White, newspaper corres pondent and magazine writer, of Macon, spent Friday afternoon in Laclede and was a pleasant visitor at this office. Mr. White has given valuable assistance to the publicity department of the Persh ing reception committee, his articles appearing in the leading publications througont the country.