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Volumn 30, Number 22 LACLEDE, MISSOURI, Fill DAY, OCTOBER JO, 1919. $1.00 A Year in Advance mp I XT' XT "i' r THE LEDE BL TOWN AND COUNTRY About Local People and Events and Other Matters of Interest Pears for sale by Mrs. W. R, Barton. See the nice line of ivory goods at the Rexall store. Barred Plymouth Rock cockerels $2.00 each. Mrs. Harry Landree, phone 91. For sale, two tons timothy hay in barn loft, not bailed. R. L. Stratton. Haying installed a fnrnace have a good coal heater for sale. A B. Henderson, ronte one. If yon want a Duroc male pig eligible to record for $25.00 come now.; C. M. Burnett. The Rexall store is full of new goods. Come in and see them Yon are always welcome.. W.'-E. Shell returned Monday from spending a couple of days at the head office of the Talbott grain company at Keokuk. The Rexall drug store is the place to get drugs, stationery perfcmes, toilet soaps, ivory sets, combs and brushes. Geo. L. Kranz and E. E. Berry are doing carpenter work at Hale this week, building corn cribs for the Talbott grain company. The Laclede Co-operative Com pany is now making bookings for their second semiannual auction sale. List what you have at once. Harry Markham has -sold his residence property in Laclede now occupied by W. E. Shell to Joe Duncan for $1,600. Mr. Markham reserved the two lots south of the residence. A Moline trnctor demonstration will be given by the Co-operative Com any at some convenient place near Laclede- next Monday and those who have use for a tractor are invited to be present. Remember the program and pie supper at the Bruner school house on this Friday evening, October 10. : Music by the Brookfield orchestra. Proceeds for benefit of Sunday school. All are invited. The used automobile advertised for sale in The Blade last week was sold Monday to Wm. Ebrich. It was J. L. Welsh's Overland.. Mr. Welsh had intended to drive it throngh to Texas but concluded it was too long a trip to undertake. Piano for sale. Someone in the vicinity of Laclede can procure a slightly used piano in very nice condition, fully warranted, by pay ing a balance due. Terms granted. For particulars write, OIney Piano Co.. 414 Felix St., St. Joseph, Mo. Mrs. H. C. Lomax gave a six o'clock dinner Wednesday, the guests being Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Hilton of Santa Ana, Cal., Dr. and Mrs. H. C. Pratt and son Herbert of Brookfield, Miss Belle Welsh, Rev. Layon and Mrs. J. E. Welsh. ! J. A. Watson, one of the good farmers down on the National Trail, was in town Monday and ( took out a Moline manure spreader ( from the Co-operative store. Mr. ( Watson says a manure spreader is a valuable piece of machinery to successful farming. If you are in the mariet for a they bad brongb: their appetite car don't overlook the Auburn with them. sJ certainly all erjoy-Beanty-Six handled in this territory ed the Inucheon. It wa a delight by P. F. Weaver. It is a real car fnl moonlight night and a very en with all the good features of other joyable time throughout. cars and then has some conven ienc.es not found on other cars Ask for demonstration and get acquainted with this most wonder ful car. Word has been received here from Miss Nina Kintner of the death of her sister, Mrs. Beatrice Allen at her home in Minneapolis Minn., on Wednesday of last week She had been in poor health for some time and leaves a husban and two children. Wjth her sister she formerly lived in Laclede and attended school here. The attenetion of farmers and hoe breeders is called to the ad vertisemeut of Wm. Turner Duroc sale to be held at his farm five miles south and a half mile east of Laclede next Wednesday October 15. There are 50 head of purebred Durocs in this sale an every one a fine animal. The sale begins at 12:30 and free lunch will be served. As will be noticed by a legal ad vertisement in The Blade today C. E. Tracy has filed an application with the public service commission for permission to raise telephone rates in Laclede. If the raise is granted business phones will be raised 50 cents per month and res iderice phones 25 cents per month making the former $2.00 per month and residences $1.25. Mrs. Vivia Rowland was hostess to the P. E. O's Wednesday after noon, the meeting being held at the home of Mrs. A. J. Cay wood "Gain from Books. of Humor,' was the subject of the lesson in terestingly given by Mrs. Nellie Carothers. Guests outside chapter members were Mrs. Hilton and Mrs. Bums, of California, Mrs. A. J. Baum, Mrs. J. E. Welsh Mrs. Hettie Weayer and Miss Christina Johnson. Refreshments were served. Royal Neighbor Dinner The Royal Neighbors with some invited friends motored to the fine farm home of Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Welsh, Friday, and had a most delightful time. Ooe of those famous Royal Neighbor dinners was served and of course nothing was lacking to make it a great feast. Mrs. Welsh, assisted by Mrs. Cecil Welsh, charmingly en tertained the ladies while the men folk enjoyed their visit with Mr Welsh, who, altbongh confined to his home for more than twenty years with rheumatism, i wen posted on affairs in general and curries on a most interesting con versation on any subject brought OP- ' Moonlight Picnic Mrs. E. E. Gould choose a de lightful wav of entertaining the Reading Circle at the regular meet ing Tuesday evening. After the business session she escorted the members and euests to a place of rugged landscape at the north side of the farm where everything had been prepared for a moonlight picnic. However, while Mrs. Gould was arranging for the even ing Mr. Gould also got busy among the hnsbands, sweariog each to secrecy, with the result that about time the ladies got the coffee nrn to boiling nicely and the hamburgers fryi0g over a campfire the men folks swooped down oo them like a bunch of Indians and sunounced ON LOCAL SUBJECTS Local Items and Interesting Bits o News of All Sorts E. C. Wright, a former citizen of near Laclede now residing Montrose, Colo. .writes Mayor Allen that Gov. Snoop has appointed G W. Clark, Mrs. Lipk, and Mr Wright as a committee to represent Colorado at the Pershing reception in Laclede and reqnestf the mayor to wire Mr. Clark the date as soon as set, as they expect to be here J. L. James, an old time La clede boy, sent in his annual dues to The Blade this week from Missoula. Mont. Joe says he fiiliv intended to visit the old home town this fa.f but on account of the heavy business on the Northern Pacifio on which -he traveling engineer, he is unable to obtain a leave of absence and will not be able to come, but wishes to be remembered to friends here and especially to his old schoolmate General Pershing. W. E. Shell, manager of . the Talbott grain company in this part of Missouri, is making arrange ments to handle the corn crop when it begins to move about the first of next month. He shipped in this week a new 20 horse power electric motor to operate the sheller and workmen will begin next week installing the machinery Corn from several tanying stations will be shipped here to be shelled and the plant wilt have a capacity of several cars a day. A car of cattle and a car of hogs were taiten to tne t, dosepo . . . .i ri , T 1 market Monday night by Manager Patterson for the following mem bers of the shipping association: N. Matson, A. Swank. H. H Hawes, Geo. McGhee, L. C. Bal- coo), A. J. ilavens, A. a. Hender son. H. B. Mahurin. J. Finley Farrar, H. C. Stock well, X. Y. Z White, E. B. Skulley, J. Ed Downey, Mrs. Garside, Joe Albin, Chas. Henley. J. H: Peer, J. K Hawes. J. A. Selsor, J. H. Dick, Robt Farrar, J. G. Clmefelter, H. Hoyer and Chris Hanson. Josephene Cereece Albin passed away at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Albin, last Tuesday morning after an illness of fifteen days from typhoid fever. She was born October 31, 1905, and was just entering young womanhood when life is most precious; tier aeatn is inaeea sad. and has brought sorrow to ber schoolmates and friends as well as to the home. " Funeral ser vices were held at the Methodist hurch Thursday morning, con- ucted by Rev Layton and the remains were laid away by Director Chapman in the Laclede cemetery. Progressive Missouri Coanties The mad road fellows had a hard day of it Tuesday when Madison county voted for a bond issue of $325,000 for-hard surfaced roads. the city of Fredricktown the vote was twenty to one in favor of the bond isue, while in fome of the rural precincts the vote was almost 100 per cent for it. Oa the same day Bollinger county joined the good roads pro cession by adopting a $-150,000 bond issue by a vote of more lhan six to one. Careless Driving Causes Runaway Careless driving of an auto mobile Sunday afternoon caused a runaway that was fortunate in results. As Wm. Ehrich, wife and their two small children were driving south about 6:00 o'clock a Ford car belonging to F. Wilson from north of Brookfield and oc cupied by himself and G. E. Mc Kay and three girls rammed into the back end of the buggy in front of the Byrd residence. The impact smashed the right wheel of the boggy and frightened the horse which ran scuth to the bitchrack at the northeast corner of the park. Just before reaching the hitchrack, however, the bnggv overturned dragging the occupants along in the top. Dr. . Layton who was here from Kansas City on a visit happened to be near and assisted in picking np the woman and children and accompanied them to the home of Henry Ehrich where they were given medical attention. Aside from many bruises none were hart, however. A girl about 15 years of age was driving the car. The buggy was on the right side of the street, the view was not ob strncted in any way and there was no cause for the accident except carelessness on the part of those in the car. The owner of the car volunteered to make good all damages. Whitley-Coleman At the home of the bride in this city on Wednesday evening of last week, Mrs. Lillie-Whitley and Mr. Charles M. Coleman were united in marriage by Rev. TJS. L. Stratton. Mrs. Coleman is well known here where she has resided for some time being the widow of the late R. C. Whitley. Mr. Cole man is a stranger in Laclede, hav ing recently come here as lineman for the Bell telephone company They will reside at the Whitley home, Mr. Coleman having bought the lunch room and short order house just east of the station of Frank -Watson and will continue the business. Notice I have sold my stock of mer chandise and am intending to leave Laclede soon. All persons kuowing themselves indebted to me will please call and settle as soon as possible. O. F. Hughes. -. 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 foi closing these farm deals. Iam prepared to make you a loan with a home company on short notice. W. S. Savage. Annual Insurance Meeting The annnal meeting of the La clede Farmers Mutual Fire and Lightning Insurance Company will be held at the secretary's office in Laclede on Saturday, October 11, 1919, and all members are invited to be present. E. K. Welsh, President. A. S. Byrd, Secretary. For Sale Daroc Jersey boar pigs farrowed ApriU4, 1919. Sired by a grand- son ot t amnnaer ioioij. as good pigs as yon will find in Lino county. One mile south of La clede. J. T. MeKanna. Wanted Telephone operator. Apply at office. PERSONAL PARAGRAPHS Brief Mention of Those Who Come and Go Daring the Week John L. Welsh left for his home in Texas yesterday. Bring the children to the Rexall store to see the dolls, books and toy 8 of all kinds. Mrs. Eliza Wait went to Hamil ton Wednesday for a two weeks visit with relatives. Mr and Mrs. Frank Weaver of Chillicothe spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. P. F. Weaver. H. L. Butterfield spent Wed nesday in St. Louis on business for the Talbott grain company. The Royal Neighbors will meet on Friday afternoon of this week at the home of Mrs. Hettie Weaver. Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Johnston motored to Fulton Tuesday for a visit with the former's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Johnston. Miss Ethelyn Mossbarger return ed to Kansas City Friday after a visit at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Mossbarger. Mr. -and Mrs. John McAnelly of Cincinnati, Iowa, spent a couple of days hera last week visiting the latter's sister, Mrs. Lee Hamilton and family. Mrs. C. C. Bigger and Mrs. W. H. Layton are in St. Louis as delegates to a convention of the Des Moines branch of the Woman's Foreign Missionary Society. Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Barbee and daughter, Miss Folsom. Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Davis spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Grover F, Peacher and family on ronte three. Miss Emma Lee Johnson has been added to the office force at the Talbott grain company here. Miss Johnson enrolled in the Chillicothe Business College from Keytesville. Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Foster re turned from Colorado, Monday. Mr. Foster had been in the west the past two years for his health, Mrs. Foster joining him a few weeks ago. Mr. and Mrs, Harry Peacher, Misses Elien Garside and Gladys Power, motored to Fayette and spent Sunday with Mrs. Allie Barter and daughter.Miss Beatrice, returning home Monday. P. F. Weaver, local dealer for Auburn cars, sold a Beanty-Six touring car to L. Brendahl & Sons Tuesday. Mr. Weaver went to Kansas City Wednesday and he and Emil Brendahl, who had gone to the city that morning on busi ness, drove the car home yesterday. John Phillips and two sons. William and Huburt, were over from Brookfield and spent Thurs day with his parents, Mr. and MTs. Wm. Phillips and other rel atives before leaving for Milwau kee, Wis., where he has accepted position as cutter in a shoe factory. Loris Sharp, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Sharp of route three. went to Kansas City last week and enrolled in the Rnhe automobile and tractor school for a complete coo ire in aniomooiie mecnanics and tractor engineering. Loris is steady and industrious young man ana win no aonot Decome proficient ia the work of a trained motor mechanic, for which there is sow a great demand.