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Volumn 30, Number 23 LACLEDE, MISSOURI, FKIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1919. $1.00 A Year in Advtnce THE LACLED ii TOWN AND COUNTR About Local People and Events and Otber Matters of Interest Two used touring cars for sale Inquire of P. F. Weaver. Barred Plymouth Rock cockerels $2.00 each. Mrs. Harry Landree phone 91. The residence of John Nelson has been wired and placed on the electric light service. Pancake season is here. 20 oz packages Aunt Jemima Pancake flour 15 ceDts the package at The Home Store. While in Kansas City last week G. L. Swearengen bought a car of lambs to be fattened on bis farm northwest of town. The Blade and the Twice-a-Week Globa Democrat, both one year for only $1.50 in advance. Get your order in now and have plenty of reading for the winter. The finder of a rubber boot and lantern lost in the road south of Laclede Friday evening will please notify this office that they may be returned to the owner. The tractor for tbe Co-operative Co. demonstration did not arrive in time for Monday but if rain does not interfere too much it will be here for Saturday of this week when the demonstration will be made. A feed grinder to be operated by a ten horse power electric motor is being installed by tbe Laclede Co operative Company. This will enable them to have ground feed on bands at all times as well as do custom grinding, just what has been needed here for some time The high school students, under direction of the principal, Miss Myers, will give a carnival at Woodman hall on Friday evening, October 17, the doors to open at 8:15. The general admission is 13 cents and there will be 13 booths. Everbody invited. Mr. and Mrs. Grover F. Peacher and family, Miss Edna Peacher and T. H. Barbee spent last Thursday at Jamesport where Mr. Peacher bought a fine Poland China male hog to place at the head of his herd. The purchase was made from H. L. Faulkener's noted herd. Evangelist J. F. Paine of Okla homa will preach at the Christian church Saturday evening and Sunday morning, the Sunday evening service to be in charge of Rev, Seigle of Sumner at which time the church service flag will be demobilized. All friends of the church cordially invited to these services. The Laclede Mercantile Com- pan.V, 8UCCe6BOrS to O. F. Hughes in the dry goods and grocery , i DUsiuMSf us" a ijuuner ina iu The Biade today to name some important prices. Mr. and Mrs. Longacre are here from Macon in charge of tbe business and are giving the patrons of that estab lishment good service. On her return from attending the Foreign -Missionary Society! inulini in Rl. T.ntii8. Mrs.' 1. B.I Thompson, of Centerville. Iowa,! stopped off here Sunday morning J and visited until Tuesday with" Laclede friends, guest of Mrs. C. C. Bieeer. While here Mn v. - e--- " - Thompson sold her residence pro- perty to E. W. Campbell who has Laclede Mutual Annual Meeting The annual meeting of the La clede Farmer's Mutual Fire and Lightning Insurance Company was held at the secretary's office last Saturday, at which time the follow ing officers were elected for the en suing year: E. K. Welsh, president; Geo W. Anderson, vice president; , H C. Lomax, treasurer; A. S. Byrd secretary. Directors, W. R Frakes, E. K. Welsh and A. S Bryd- J. here has been but one assess ment of 3 mills on the dollar each year for the past fourteen years This has paid all losses and ex penses, leavng a one balance in the treasury, as shown by tbe following statement given out at the annual meeting: Insurance in force October 12, 1918, $1,600,896.00 Insurance in force October 11, 1919, $1,716, 686.00. Net increase for the year, $115,790.00. Cash on hand at annual meeting October 12, 1918, $2,668.89. Coll ected after annual meeting on assessment 20. $198.20. Collected from assessment 21, $4,596.93. Total resources for the year, $7,464 02. Losses and expenses for the year, $4,963.53. Balance in treasury October 11. 1919. $2,500.49. In course of collection from assess ment 21, $492.47. That the Laclede Mntual is economically managed and is furnishing its policy holders safe insurance against loss by fire and lightning at the very lowest rate is shown by the large increase in business the past year. Chicken Pie Dinner The Ladies Aid Society of the M. E. church met with Mrs. Mary Garside Wednesday afternoon. he treasurer, Mrs. A. V. Moore, gave a splendid report. After all bills, for the year were paid there was a balance of $73.18 in the treasury. The society voted a donation of $50.00 to the building the pipe organ annex to the church. It was decided to have the annual chicken pie dinner on Nov ember 11, the anniversary of the signing of the armistice. Mrs. L. B. Jones was added to tbe list of members. The following officers were elect ed for the year: Mrs. Mary Garside, president; Mrs. J. E. Welsh, vice president; Mrs. C. C. Bigger. reasurer; Mrs. Harry Landree, secretary. The financial report for the year was as follows: On hand Sept. 18. WIS $ IT. Receipts during rear 8H-51 Total t73.7x Disbursements during year Flowers ...... .3i I Parsonage 9 9 i Hymnals -. !. Electric fan for church . SB.00 Missouri Wesleyan college w.uo i Centenary 10.00 Sundries 3t.n SI0T.M Balance on hand Oct. 15. 1019 fra.18 At the close of the meeting' a social hour was enjoyed, the hostess serving refreshments while Miss Ellen Garside gave several piano selections. ' Tbe next meet ing will be with Mrs. Bigger, Wed- gg - Bay Wagons Now We have been notified of a sharp advance in the price of wagons, but we can supply you at the same 'old nri-M if ordered at once and enough to complete a car load If yon an interested call at once Co-OPEBATive Co. ' ON LOCAL SUBJECTS Local Items and Interesting Bits o: News of All Sorts Here's a good buy for everyone No. 3 cans army pork and beans with tomato sauce, 2 cans for 35 cents or $2.00 per dozen. These beans are high grade and will not last long at this price. Tbe Home Store. - Miss Blanche Kennedy, teacher of the Bruner school, is to be con gratulated on the success of the pie supper and musical program given at the school room last Fri day evening. The receipts of the evening added, $40 to tbe Sunday school treasury. A number were in attendance from Laclede. Geo. L. Farrar, who recently bought a farm in Carroll county, will hold a public sale on the Sissou farm in the east suburbs of Laclede on Friday of next week, October 24, to begia at 10:00 o'clock. There are in the sale 80 head of stock as well as a large quantity of feed and farm imple ments. Lunch will be served by the ladies, of the Baptist church. His advertisement is printed in the The Blade today. W. O. Z. Endicott, who bought the Whitaker place just south of town, was a visitor at this office last Saturday, adding his name to our mailing list. Mr. Endicott is a successful breeder of registered Duroc Jersey hogs and will continue in that business after moving to Laclede abont January t. He is well pleased with his purchase here and says he considers it an ideal place for his business. He now lives near Bedford. - To assist them in writing a com position on type setting and print ng, the 6th grade class accom Danied by their teacher. Miss Cassie Heath, visited The Blade office Tuesday afternoon where they witnessed the printers at work, Mrs. Rowland explaining the whole orocess from the "lay" of the cases to make up of the forms and printing. The pupils made notes as tbey went along and Miss Heath reDorts that several meritorious papers ou the subject were handed in. Those in the class were Essie Havens, Frances Sayles, Thelma lawes, Lucile Groes.Cora Mitchell, Lewis Glover, Martin Boesiger, Carl Libby, Thorson nawes, Burnice Weaver and William Hamilton. Mr. Roscoe Bruce Rankin and Miss Marie Welsh, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Welsh motor ed to Chillicothe last Sunday where they were uuited in marriage by Rev. Chas. Brott at the M. E. parsonage. The groom is a well known Laclede young man, a graduate of the Laclede high school, an overseas soldier and now an ef ficient employe of the Henderson Produce Company. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Welsh, and is also a graduate of the Laclede high school, a pretty and accomplished young lady with many friends. Tbey are spending this week down on the farm while Mr. and'Mrs. Welsh are on a visit in Omaha. Tbey will reside at tbe Raitkin home in Laclede. Roscoe .and Marie have the congratulations land very best wishes of their many friends. School For Colored Children Last Friday ended the first month of the colored school, at which time the following report was made: Number of pupils enrolled, 10 total number, of days attendance 198.5; average daily attendance 9.9; no tardies; visitors, 4. This report shows the splendid interest on the part of the pupils there being no tardies and an average daily attendance of 9.9. The teacher, Pearl .ferry, is a graduate of Western University of Kansas City. She is capable and ambitious and has already done much for her pupils. They have regular instructions in music and calisthenics as well as hygeine, and the various branches of study This school is the result of the efforts of the P. E. O. society As is generally known there has been no colored school here for several years although the need of it was apparent. There being no public funds available tbe ladies have financed the school by private subscriptions and in most cases our people have been liberal in their donations. " With the interest shown by teacher and pupils it is hoped sufficient funds will be sub scribed to complete an eight months term. Those who have made no contributions are asked to do so at once. The school is not yet as well equipped as it should be but books and maps are being procur ed as rapidly as funds will permit. An organ is needed to aid in the singing. Anyone naving one no oneer in use its donation would be appreciated. Stock Shipments Two cars of cattle, hogs and sheep were sent to the St. Joseph market Wednesday evening by the following members of the shipping association: P. H. Hoye. L. Bal com, Geo. W. Plowman, Cecil Welsh, Jordan Parks, Geo. L. Farrar, L. T. Rowland, Murry Bushnell, Roy Rowland, L. W. Lomax, A. E. Wilson, Chris Han son. R. J. Ridings, J. T. McKanna, Clyde Balcon, Roy Crist, Mrs. Geo. Weaver, H. E. Rodgers, W. L. Standly and Geo. Wade. Murry Bushnell has a fine bunch of Duroc Jersey hogs in this ship ment. The 17 head averaged a little better than 311 pounds. 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. I am prepared to make yon a loan with a home company on short notice. W. S. Savage. For Sale Duroc Jersey boar pigs farrowed April 14, 1919. Sired by a grand son or ratnnnaer lsioio. .as good pigs as you will find in Linn county. One mile south of La clede. J. T. McKanna. Card of Thanks We wish to thank our friends and neighbors for their kind assist ance during the late sicknees and at the funeral of our beloved daughter, and to her school class mates and members of the M. E. Sunday school and others for the beautiful floral tributes. . Mr and Mrs. Job A lb in " Reward I will pay a reward for infor mation leading to the recovery of the black fur lap rob stolen from the radiator of my car near the Baptist church last Sunday night. Kakxest Ausmcs. PERSONAL PARAGRAPHS Brief Mention of Those Who Come and Go During the Week Harold Standly was home from the Kansas university for the weekend. Miss Eulah May Estes, student at the Chillicothe Business College, came home Wednesday for a short visit. Mr. and Mrs. Lutie Swearengen of Bucklin visited over Sunday with G. L. Swearengen and family on route two. E. E. Benson is spending this week with his sisters, Mrs. J. C. Baker and Mrs. Susie T. Howard at Urbana, 111. Mr. and Mrs. E. K. Welsh are spending the week with their daughter, Mrs. J. B. Jones and family in Omaha, Nebr. Mrs. Hudson and baby returned to their home at Bucklin Tuesday after a visit here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Mossbarger, and family. Mrs. J. W. Burnett, after spend ing the summer at her home here, returned to Kansas City Tuesday to spend the winter with her brother, Rev. W. R. Shane. " Mrs. Fay Swank" was over from Brook field and spent Friday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dowell, and called and paid for The Blade a year to be sent to her Brookfield address. Mr. and Mrs. Geo. W. Patterson of Woodward, Okla., Mrs. Benefiel of Eversonville and Mrs. Pearman of Meadville were guests of Mr. and Mrs. S. W. White a part of ast week. Mr. and Mrs. Grover F. Peacher and family and J. T. Davis motor ed to Braymer Saturday where Mr. Peacher attended DeWolf & Sons big sale of spotted Poland China hogs. Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Barton and family have moved to their new home at Liberty, this vicinity thereby losiug a well known and highly respected family who have the very best wishes of tbe entire community. John Bailey and family from uear Browning, Henry Wyett and family and Dowell Wisenhan of Marceline, Clarence Bailey and wife of near Purdin and Henry Huff of Bogard on his way to Nebraska, were guests of Mr. and Mrs. John Reed at different times the past week. Fay Lnyster of Rusk Music Store, Brookfield, leaves this week for a two weeks course of instruct ion at the Victor Talking Machine Factory at Camden. N. J. He will learn many interesting things such as the construction of the phonograph and how records are made. Mrs. N. A. Ormsby and two children, Mary Frances and Jay Hedrick, were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Lisher on tbe National Trail from Friday until Sunday afternoon when Mr. Ormsby ac companied by Mrs. Ormpby'a parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wrn. Hed rick motored over from their home near Dawn, all returning to Chilli cothe that evening. Car of Apples I will have another car of apples on track ia Laclede the early part of next week. Car billed from Arkansas yesterday. File your orders at once. W. L. Aors. had it rented the past year.