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MEXICO, AUDRAIN COUNTY, MISSOURI, THURSDAY, NOV. 9, 1899.
c News and Comment S
Thanksgiving Day, Nov. :i.
New corn is selling nt 2(i cents a
bushel at Wcllsville.
Tin Mkssaiik will Democrat
ir, and don't you forget it.
The Ilaptisis are erecting u beau
tiful new church edifice at Mar
tinsburg. Every time you I it-It a war
stamp it is a lick for "benevolent
V D. Hunger, a prominent at
torney of Fort Worth, Tex., is the
guest of his uncle, .lacoli Hauler,
of near Santa Fe.
,.Dave Kail stirred I. p a hornet's
nest in beginning this agitation for
a State Primary. It is a popular
idea, as is that kindred idea of
elect ing State Senators by direct
Mexico is the center of the earth.
All the printers have, employment
and foreign help in this line has to
he drought in. All this a pointer
that there is no room for a third
The Mexico correspondent to the
Vandalia Leader nominates W. W.
Fry for the State Senate. The
eorresondent thinks "no man in
the county is lietter lilted for the
Dr. J. .1. Potter of Mexico lec
tures at I'tloomiiigtoii, Ml., tonight.
The Doctor is an aide talker. His
subject will he, "How shall jails
and prisons lie conducted so as to
prevent demoralizing prisoners."
W. .1. Dryan s:ivs he favois an
income tax because it measures the
assessment by the returns. If
your income rises, your taxes in
crease, and if your income divliucs.
your taxes decrease. Sound logic,
The Furlier Forum nominates
M. K. K. Biggs for State Senator.
The Vandalia Leader adds that if
Mr. Biggs would accept the office,
"the people of Audrain, anil the
entire district, for that matter,
would he glad to vote for him.
Taylor Berry, it is understood,
will he a candidate for re-election
to the otlice of assessor. He has
held the oil ire hut one term and
thinks he is justly entitled to a
secoud. It is also reported that
W. V. French, of near Vandalia,
will he a candidate.
Manufactured goods have in
ereased in price from leu to thirty
per cent within a few months. All
this comes out of the consumer.
The local merchant can't lielp it,
for he has to pay just that much
more for his goods. It's the trusts,
and Mark llauua suvs Messed he
Conservative old London is lead
ing the world in the practice of the
Kchemeof ownership of public utili
ties. That, city has practically en
tered into the real estate business.
A movement has begun to construct
tenement houses for people of mod
crate or small means. The struct
ures are built by the city and are
rented by the city. This is a nov
el idea for us on this side the
globe, yet who knows how soon
it may be adopted by the large cit
ies of the United States? Public
ftLL WE KNOW ft BOH T
THE JEWELRY BUSINESS
The fruit of yeans
study-is embodied in this magnificent stocky
X of ours. All we know is at your service, too, J,
J We haven't any trade secrets. We tell you the
exact facts about everything you care to ask
jjj about and GUARANTEE EVERYTHING to be just asS
we represent it,
A I A
a Our stock is repleted with many new things
t and our prices are as
character of our goods.
Elista 4teWQtey I
sentiment is developing rapidly
along this line. !
The Mkssauh: is here ' to help
make Mexico a city."
Eld. Win. Hull' is at Topeka,
Kan., for a week's stay.
Speak a good word for the Mks
saiii:. It's editor is not unknown
to the people of this countv .
.The people at Scdalia have re
solved to sit down on the candi
date for public otlice who is not
in the habit of inning his debts.
It is guessed that those were
Missouri mules which stampeded
in that big battle the other dav
and lost six F.iiglish guns to the
A candid North Missouri editor,
in speaking of a wedding in hisj
.town says: "They were married
at the residence of the bride's par
ents, where they will remain until
the groom gets a job."
Said bv the Vandalia Leader:
(irant I Sea I is now sole owner of
the L;iddonia Herald, di dm Beat
having M iivd to begin the publi
cation of the .Mexico Ml'SSAiii:.
The lirids are high-minded gentle
men and good newspaper men.
We wish both of them success.
A mad overseer, discussing the
(uesti"ii of road making with the
Vandalia Leader, said: L'oads
worked at this season of the year,
seldom, if 'ever at all, get in as
good rendition as those worked in
the spring. I believe fall working
of roads should be discouraged,
unless the labor is routined to a
small amount of mad working and
that done t horoiighh . Skimming
over a uarter of a section of a
township in a week or two, is like
skimming in the farming business.
(Ma-of the rapidly rising young
men in this State is Klder Claude
K. Hill, late pastor of the Chris
tian Church at Wcllsville but now
pastor of the church at Pleasant
Hill, Mo. He is but little past 'J.'i
but- was recently elected State Su
perintendent of the Christian Ku-
deavor at the State Convention
held at .IflVersoii Cit.v.
lie is the youngest mail ever elect
ed to this important position. Kl
der Hill hasa distinguished brother
also. Klder C. C. Hill, well known
in this county, who is pastor at
California, Mo., and who is also
president of Missouri Bible School
Convention for 1!I(K, also lirninl
Chaplain of the Missouri
! I. O. O. F. The Hill brothers
have a wav of getting to the front.
A Kansas City judge, in sen
tencing a youth for carrying con
cealed weapons, said: "You have
a good face, young man. Your
ears are big, I like to see bovs
with big ears, I don't often see a
thief or a bad man with big ears.
A man with little ears like a fox's
will steal and can't help it. You
have big ears and a big mouth ami
on those conditions alone I am in
clined to give you another chance.
You can go out and be a credit to
yourself or family, or can disgrace
yourself and them, The making
of your future depends upon your
self. Whatever ou do don't
carry a pistol or a knife under any
eirciimstanccs.l A man who totes
a pistol muter his coat tails is a
coward right down in the bottom
of his heart."
of experience and hard J
attractive as the high
Watch for Meteors.
Tho astronomers are predicting a
grand meteoric display about the
loth of November. This is to be
one of the great shower: of shooting
stars which occur about every IW
The most memorable meteoric,
display since the record of celestial
phenomena lms been kept by
modern science was on Wednesday
morning, November l:t, lSIili.
There are man) people now living
who witnessed that, splendid spec
tacle. It was seen all over the
I'uitcd States ami also in other
Switlcr's history of Boone
.unity ives this account of it:
It. was called in popular language,
"a tilling of the stars." In the
firmament above, and all around
the horizon, t hieker than the stars
themselves. which were on that
morning uncomfortably bright and
beautiful, were beheld innumer
able halls ol tin- of a whitish, pallid
color, rushing down anil across the
sky, drawing alter them long, lu
minous traces which clothed the
wh oh heavens in aw fid majesty
ami gave to the air and earth a pale
ami death-like appearance. An in
conceivable number of meteors or
tailing stars shut, across ami down
ward from the heavens, as tho the
whole framework of the blue and
cloudless arch above had been
shaken. These small and'luminnus
bodies had the appearance ol Hying
or floating wit h great rapidity in
every direction, occasioning the
greatest wonder aaiong the be
holders, mingled with Ir.u and con
sternation. Some di'M-ribed thein
as t he slow and sparse descent at
large Hakes ot snow, and that each
flake- some -mailer, some larger in
si.e, from accidental aggregation or
other isc --take lire in their pas
sage, and, fusing like a bombshell
before burst ing. leave a long train
of lurid light, and thai thousand
of these, or as many as were within
the range ol vision, continued to
descend and scatter and heroine ex
tinct helore tbrv reached the earth.
It was a radial ing rain of lire, m
meteoric particles of the greatest
brilliancy. In some parts of the
country the shower of meteor con
tinued ant il near sunrise, when, it
is supplied, I hey "paled their inef
fectual fires' on 1 before the
greater brilliancy of the sun.
Talks With the People.
Miuimr I'minly Appi'.il.
W. T. Hail, near St rot her, raised
15 acres of sorghum this season.
''Next year," he says, "I will raise
!'0 acres. It's a sure shot for feed
and the stock eat it, wit h relish. I
believe my clop averaged I tons to
I he acre t his year. S ine people
claim il is hard on land, but it
looks to me like t lie gi-.-a! mass of
roots il leaves to rol in the gioiind
would leave t lie ground in gooit
condition. I brlievr, tho, that it
would be a capital idea tu sow rye
on Hie sorghum ground and turn it
under beloie planting time, and
this is the plan I expert to follow
Lawyers leii many good jokes on
their brothel's in lie' profession.
Here is the latent. "You news
paper men have published what,
purported to be I he real reason lor
Jester's escape from the Mexico
jail in 1S7J," said a lawyer to an
Appeal man, "but tin- real reason
has never been given. It. was this
way: .letter took a change of ven
ue from Monroe county on the
ground of prejudice, but his real
reason was to get away from the
lawyer the .Indge had appointed to
defend him. He thought if he
could get a change of venue he
would get a change of lawyers. After
I e was taken to Mexico he found he
was mistaken. His Monroe county
la wyers stuck to him like porous
plasters. ' Jester became desperate
and broke jail. 1'or fear his law
yers would follow him he told hi
predicament to a friendly news
paper man who published the re
port that Jester had been killed.
He wasn't running from justice,
lie was simply frying to escape
from his lawyer."
First "spit" of snow of the sea
sou last Thursday, Nov. "Jd.
'Kit" Carson's Sister Dead.
Mrs. Mary Carson Wubey, aged
S'.l, died at her home near Knohuos
fer, Mo the other day. Her name
is interesting to the public from the
lact that she was the sister of the
famous scout Christopher or "Kit,"
'(.iraiidaiother'' I!nhey,anshe was
affect innately called by all who
knew her, was born in Howard
(auinty, Mo , SiS ye -us ago. Her
ustrious brother was born two
years before in the Slate of Ken
tucky. Their home in this new
territory Missouri was a fori,
with high s'ockades around it, as
protection against the Indians.
Mrs. Uuby was'like her brother
in physique and features, hut just
the opposite ill disposition.
In 1S." she said: "When I was
a child I never got into bed without
the feeling thai an Indian would
grab me, and we always pulled the
covers over our heads. Hut, Kit
was never afraid, and at the least
noise his little brown head would
bob up to listen. Even when he
was just a little fellow he would
take his turn at watching with thei
older men. I was icvcr afraid
when he was on guard."
Although somewhat feeble at the
time of her death, she was as bright
ami cpiick intellectually as ever.
Her memory might Jail her about
the happenings of the .lay helore,
hut not so about the history of
Missouri, before it was made a
State and afterwards. The
events of the civil war were buried
in In-r memory. While her broth
er served the Union by dating deeds
in the West, conducting supplies
across the plains as well as parties
ol men , women and children, she
and her husband. Judge Henry
Kubey, were Con lederates, keeping
open house every day during the
four years, always extending a
hearty welcome to the men in grey
and giving food and drink tir the
bo) s in blue.
Only a lew weeks before her d ath
she related the story of Kit ('arson'.-,
home-leaving. "Brother Kit wii
a good student and was intended
lor the law by my father. lie w: s
leal lung the saddler's trade at
Franklin, Mo., though he le-ver
liked it, saying the only use he had
lor a saddle was on a horse's hack.
Three of our luolher were trading
between St. Louis and Santa I'e and
Kit was to lake the trip with them
after a year to his trade. lie was
15 years old or thereabouts. The
hrol lies got, as far as Independence,
Mo., whi n tlu-y were unexpectedly
joined by Kit, on a mule that In
had neither begged lior borrowed.
After renewed prayers and entreaty
on his part an I a l ommalid liom
them to return, he role his mule
hack a little way mi l then turned it
loose. It made straight lor home,
and the parly were obliged to lake
him on with them."
That was the last seen of "Kit"
by his sisters lor fifteen years,
though ho wrote them fieijuuetly
and promised to return, which he
did, after braving every foe of that
uncivilised laud and enduring hard
ships from which many mi older
man turned away. ,
Call in and compare prices. A Guarantee
with every purchase.
GLOBE CLOTHING STORE.
Too Much Bob and Sam.
'flu- Calumet (Cl.uksvillo) llnnnci.
The Mr.xicn MissoriM Mr.s
siii: will be the name of a new
paper at Mexico, with John P.cal
as editor. Mexico has two pa
persthe Ledger and Intelligencer.
Tie-re's too much Hob White in
one, and too much Sam Cook in
the other. If the Message doseu't
get to uiui h John Ileal in it, it
ought to succeed. Newspaper mi ll
have a habit, of telling new comers
in a field that it is already occupied,
but the I!. inner knows from exper
ience t hat, men who are onto their
job can succeed w herever t hey can
liud a foothold.
Stale Senator K. . Major is
out in a letter giving seventeen
reasons why he favors a Slate
primary. (lov. Stephen keep a
coming and now has fifty reasons
on the other side of the ipiestioli.
Hut we are afraid Hie tiovernor
will have to reason a great, deal
more yet, helore he persuades the
people to his view of the ipicstiou.
I.aildonia had a police force of
eight men on duty Hallowe'en
night . It spoiled all the fun the
box s had planned.
"laerlrd ,. 1. siis. .1 . Adams,
Members, of the ( I.HiiiU Court. I',.
li. It. I ke. Clerk."
Audrain farmers let loo man.v
of'S. I. Ilmniiiiis' Short horns go
abroad. More .should have been
bought at home and kept at
J. A. (iallahcr, of Vandalia,
moved his tu i it i I to Mexico last
week and occupv propcrlv on
I'romciiadc street. We are glad
to welcome I Iii-iii to Mexico.
'! he '-plain people" generally
seem to favor t he iilc i of a St ate pritn
n, and they are the people who
should rule I his coiiuliy. If it is
practical we should have the prim
ary, and then- houll lie a deal car
to t be ki beim i s ami in ,nipul,itoi s.
Harrison I )il, aged 87, du-d ut
hi home in Warreiishur;;, tyi., last
Thursday. He w, one of the old
est Mason yi the country. Mr
lull sat a a delegate iu the con
vention that nominated Abraham
Spain's Turn to Smllo.
I Mahkio, Nov. ,). A dispatch
from Hilboa says that a number ot
inlliieiitial Spaniards, who were
attending a haiupiet there yester
day, on he mug the report that
hud Ninth had fallen, sent a cable
to the llrilisli Secretary of State
for the Colonies, Joseph Chunihcr
"On the occasion of the latest
war news, Hie dead nation salutes
you," the allusion being to the
speech of Marquis of Salisbury
during the Spanish-American con
flict, in w hich he rcfercd to "dying
I 'KICK Y, Ok., Nov. f.. Judge T.
J. Shall'oi d, a wealthy man, mid
lawyer of I'awiiee, died this week,
and just helore his death renoun
ced iiilidelism, of which he had
been nn earnest advocate for uinn
He had loughl the churches
vehemently and on his dying bed
said that he had been wrong.
The Modern Woodmen Lodge of
Failier will have a big general
supper on Thanksgiving night.
.1 . i. Munis and T. . I. Marshall
I'. Citiniiugham, Comn,isvi,,ncr.
Lincoln lor I'l'i-sidi-iit
The good 1 1- l ib nt M.H liuliurg
are jusllv chagrined over the dr
llllsr of tbr Success. The paper,
it seems, was doing well, I i 1 1 : 1 1 1 -ci.dh
, ami should have staid
"How long have you heell ill the
Shorthorn business-''' an Appeal
man asked of Thos. W. I.'agsdale.
"Since IST-i," he replied. That
year I paid l, PHI for four cow and
$."10 for a bull. Since that year I
have sold nearly 'Jil,(HHI worth ol
Shorthorn and cuplun.il fl,.iOO iu
premiums, ami, Leiden, lost $'J(()0(l
worth of stK and $l,0(H burned
at a Hiv. At Kansa City two
weeks ago I sold worth of
Shorthonisan.l raised all of them hut
two. There's a whole lot of pleas
ure a well a prolit iu raising
blooded stock, hut a man must Ve
fixed to handle it right."
Sympathy For The Boers.
Harry P. Harding Post,G. A. It,
of St. Louis, adopted the following
resolutions of sympathy ior the
Hoers at a recent meeting:
Resolved, That the sympathies of
the officers and comrades of Harry
V. Harding Post, 0. A. R., No. 107,
Department of MiHsouri, be ex-'
tended to our struggling comrades -in
the Transvaal and Orange Free .
State Republics in their battle
against Great Britain for the reten
tion of their liberties and inde-
That we bid them God's blessing
as against this old-time enemy . of
our own Kepublic.who attempted to
keep us in subjection in 1770 from
Lexington to Vorktown.
The victory of battles is not
always with the strong and power
ful, lor our Continental Army
under the wise guiding generalship
ot Washington compelled Great
ltritaiii and her troops to surrender
and Great Britain to recognize our
independence. Again, iu 1812,
with her continual annoyances and
insults, she tried to conquer and
destroy our Government. In 1801
to 1805 Kngland, with her sympa
thies and secret assistance, allowed
the Alabama Hritish built to '
ravish the high seas, destroying our
commerce and merchant marine,
for which she had to pay us
In 1800 she attempted to take
from the small, weak republic of
Venezuela a part of lur territory,
but our authorities compelled her
to submit her claim to arbitra
tion. Her claim was defeated by
the unanimous vote of the Court of
Arbitration. Great Ilritain denied
to the South African Republic, the
right of a commission to settle all
differences, forcing them to take tip
arms in self-defense. Under the
wise statesmanship of the great
Premier, Gladstone, in 1881 Eng
land recognized their independence,
which agreement under Chamber
lain she refused to recognize.
We send thein our blessing,
cheer and encouragement, so as to
strengthen their arms in battle
until victory will compel England
to finally recognize them by their
bravery and gallantry as a foe
worthy forevr to continue to bo a
free ami independent republic with
out suzerainty over them.
Iliavt- llui'is, he rvi-r watchful anil lijjlit,
lirlrinl y.mr country by ilay ami hy niM;
I liurjM- lnav. ly in IkiIiIc anil lead on.
You'ie in ilu- liulit, KnrJ.iiut iu the wrnni;.
A Now Credit System.
Country publishers receive sub
scriptions now and then from city
linns who can have no interest iu
the local news of the paper. The
Kingston Mercury has had several
such from Chicago, Kansas City,
and St. Joseph, running usually
from three In six mouths. This
paragraph from I he New York
Times may explain the reason for
these foreign subscriptions:
A wholesale grocer in this city
who has become rich at. the busi
ness sac that when he sells a bill
of goods on credit he immediately
subscribes for the lorn I paper of his
debtor. So long as his customer
advertised freely he rested, for he
knew the fellow was wide-awake
and thrifty ami making an honest
effort to do business; but, as soon
as the advertising dwindled away
In- look the fact ns cviih-i that.
there was I rouble ahead and things
uncertain, and invariably kept
close tali on the debtor. Said he,
'Tin- man who is loo poor to make
bis business known, too listless to
push il, is too poor to do business.
The withdrawal of an advertise
ment is evidence of weakness that
business men are not slow to act
Never forget that women are
iiunle out of giils ami that men are
iiiadii nut of boys; that if you are
a wort lib-sit girl you will be a
worthless woman, and if you are a
worthless I my you will btMi worth
less man; and the best educated
men mid women once did not know
"A, U. C," that all tho thiug
oii are learning had to bo learned
by them; that, tho effort s Kjieiit in
making others, happy will in some
way add t your own happiness,
Uuttl r life of usefulness is worth
many tunes more than a lifu of