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From Friday October 1, 1915 

W. L. Kent, a farmer residing south of Mexico, sold his apple crop on the trees for $3,150. 

Congressman James T. Lloyd has named E.W. Jewett as the next postmaster at Shelbina. 

William Jennings Pappademanakakoopounious is the title of a young citizen of Kirksville 

There are three divorce cases on the circuit court docket of Shelby county, which begins October 1. 

A meeting in the interest of the proposed Keokuk-Jefferson City electric line was held in Paris Monday night. 

The forty-second annual meeting of the Missouri State Grange will convene in Kirksville Tuesday, November 30, in four days session. 

Dr. Dumba, the Austrian Ambassador, has been unconditionally recalled by his government, and will sail October, 5. Next! 

Twenty-one thousand, nine hundred and seventy-eight Russians were taken prisoners by the Germans in the fight at (Vilna). 

Missouri Earle, owned by Mrs. R.A. (Cleck) of Shelbina, won the Missouri Futurity at the Missouri state fair, Monday, time 2:15 1-4. This is the best time this annual race was ever made in. 

The German losses in the fight in the Western theatre since Saturday when the Allies began their huge drive,, are placed at (120, [xx]). An agreement among the Central Powers has been perfected, under which Bulgaria will enter the war on October 15. 

In retaliation to the girls of Kirksville who recently signed a pledge not to associate with young men who use cigarettes, the boys have formed a club (not) to keep company with girls who powder, paint, or wear hair (rat) or chew gum. 

Of the 114 counties of Missouri, 115 were represented at the state fair at the Boys’ State Fair school. The Monroe county representative was Eramet Ripley, of Madison. Marion Kizer, of Palmyra, and Ephis Wood, of Warren, were in attendance from Marion county. 

Other articles:  

New Orleans Damaged by Storm. The most severe gulf storm in the history of New Orleans swept over that city Wednesday night. Five persons were known to be dead, many injred and a property loss reaching into millions was entailed. A gale with a velocity of 86 miles swpt the city at six o’clock, demolishing scores of building, stripping the roofs from hundreds of other structures and strewing the streets with broken glass and debris. Mobile, Ala., was also struck by the storm but no so severely. The business section of Biloxi, Miss., was under six feet of water. 

Married. Miss Maurene Clough and Mr. John C. Burditt, both of Warren, were married in this city Wednesday evening at the home of the officiating minister, Rev. Sam P. Gott. They departed on Burlington train No. 56 for a few days stay in Quincy. The contracting parties are well known and popular young people in their community. The bride is a daughter of Mrs. Valeria Clough and the groom, a son of Mr. and Mrs. D.C. Burditt. They will reside on a farm near Warren. 

Attentive and Patient. At the trial Wednesday the court room was packed by men who braved the heat and foul air (also questions and statements on the part of one of the lawyers) and stood from one o’clock to six, and from seven to ten, without a murmur, yet many of them would complain if you offer them the best pew in the best church in town and would not be willing to sit there an hour. This fact was called to the attention of one pastor who remarked. “Yes, and I see one member of my church whom I have not seen at church for a year.” 

Died. Agnes Irene Mudd, aged 26 years, died at her home in Hannibal Monday, September 27. Deceased was born near Indian Creek and spent most of her life in that vicinity. Death was due to tuberculosis from which she had been a sufferer for four years. She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Rebecca Mudd, two sisters, Alice and Hattie, and three brothers, Wilbur and Marion, all of Hannibal, and Thomas Mudd of Oklahoma. 

Verdict for the City. There was a trial of law in Judge Green’s court Wednesday, the nature of the case being the city of Monroe against Sewell Griffin who was charged with keeping a bawdy house. Some sixty witnesses, all told, were summoned and perhaps only one half that number were examined. Robert S. McClintie and Jas. P. Boyd were counsel for the city and (Heather) & Henwood of Hannibal, represented the defendant. The case was called at one o’clock and the case was given to the jury at 10 o’clock that night. Being out about thirty minutes the jury returned a verdict of guilty and assessed a fine of $200 and costs against the defendant. The lawyers for the defense hint at an appeal but it is not believed an appeal will be taken. 

Source: Newspaper article from unnamed Monroe City source, dated Friday, October 1, 1915.