Newspaper Page Text
.Iohn Bf.al, Editor nml Proprietor.
Terms of tSttbsrrip(ion:
On. Year $1.00.
Six Months 50 ccnli.
Thre Month 2$ cents,
THURSDAY, NOV. 1), 18'J!.
The Mexico Missnriu Mkssauk
makes its how ln-fore the people of
Mexico and Audruin county this
week. Wean? here for two reason,
.namely to get a living d to fol
low up the endeavor to till n pltto
There in a field here, mid a 11 lim
ber of Mexico's best eitizens hnvi
urged that we step into the place,
so here we an
The Messaok editor has Im-cii
connected with tlie Liiddoniii Herald
for fourteen years, was born and
raised in the county, has helped
pay the county's taxes since his
majority, and hence feels that hi
comcH with recommendations other
than a stranger.
The Messaok will always 1m
found Btanding up for Mexico,
Audrain Count v and Orand Old
Missouri. The paper will l
Democratic in jioliticH, sound to
the core. "1G to 1," an ineonu
tax, 'anti-banknote despotism,"
and anti-imperialism art! among
our deeMst. political convictions
We are here to stay and to sue
ceed. Prove the Mkssauk if it
shall not be worthy of your confi
dence and patronage. Come to sei
us. (Jive us a chance at otir legal
printing, job work, and so mi.
We rejM-at, come to sec us.
Yeh, the Mkssauk is here "to
help make Mexico a city."
Hkyan speaks of the campaign
in the Philippines as "expansion
We heartily thank all those busi
ness men who have taken advertis
ing space in the initial number of
the Messaue. May they be repaid
a hundred-fold for their outlay.
The Mkssauk greets both
its com temporaries the Ledger
and Intelligencer and hopes, as
one of them expresses it, that the
relations between us may ever be
the most pleasant and cordial.
It Has been suggested to the
Mkbsaue that a light on the Court
House dome would improve its ap
pearance at night greatly. Can it
be hodf We're for anything that
will add to Mexico's attractiveness.
The Boers of the Transvaal are
fighting for their national life and
liberties, and they are putting up a
good fight. We hope they'll lie
able to follow up victory after vic
tory until the end.
Of course good Democrats
should not display bad humor in
the discussion of this question of a
proposed primary for selecting tin
State ticket. Expediency, if noth
ing else, would advise thecoutrary.
"Whom the gods would destroy
they first make mad."
Mark II anna got mad the other
lay because a red-headed Irishman
guyed him on polities and llauiia
yelled to the sou of Krin to "shut
up; go and soak your head." It
is said that when Hauna came to
and saw how badly he had sold
himself, he showed the first sense
of shame in years.
S. I. Emmons' third annual cat
tle sale in Mexico last week was a
great success. Emmons believes
in the Shorthorns, and he is right.
As he truthfully says, the Short
horn holds his own in the feed lot
and at the pail. Audrain farmers
are coming to this view of the
matter also, (row the Shorthorn;
there is no better. Kill oft' the
. The Messauk up to now
solicited no subscriptions,
numbers of our f riend.., both here
in Mexico and in different part of
the county, have voluntarily asked
to lie placed upon our list. We
b(pe you will be pleased with this
issue an a fair sample of what we
hope to make of the paper and that
we will be privileged to euro
w-ores of names upon our list with
in the next few weeks.
In Ohio, Massachusetts,
Maryland and Ne
buked. Dispatches from Cleveland, O.,
indicate tliat one result of the
election in Ohio will be the retire
ment of llanua, as the Republi
can leader in the State and Nation.
lb-publicans know that he has
been a detriment instead of an aid
to his party in this campaign.
Kuthcr than this, it is predicted
that if he retains his hold on the
party reins it will certainly defeat
McKiulcv in 1 1ll HI.
In Massachusetts 'J'-'.OOO Repub
licans staid at Inline, probably due
to the growth of Anti-imperialistic
sentiment in the east.
Dkyan lost nothing by the el
lions Tuesday. Wherever nation
al politics was the issue Dciuoctacy
showed a gain of strength.
ISi'T little tight was made by the
Republicans in the election in Vir
ginia Tuesday. The Democrats
didn't do a thing but get all the
Murvlund is again in the Demo.
caatic fold. This may he regard
ed as an index to the xeteiit of
opposition to the Philippine pnli-
Bryan's home slate election in
dicates his growing popularity.
One prophet, at least, has honor
in his own country.
County Court Doings.
J. II. Sal lee, c sts in State case,
B. B. Crockett, bridge lumber,
A. .1. Fry, Jr., et al, petition
change public road publicly read,
treasurer's receipt, 1(1; estimated
damages Eliza Buggers presented;
ordered to commissioners.
O. B. Sims, petition change pub
lic road publicly read, proof of
notice; ordered to commissioner.
Chus. Hill et al, petition public
road publicly read, proof of notice;
ordered to commissioner.
.1. II. Scott, bridge lumber, .lS.or
.1. E. Wallace, convey insane
patient to asylum, $11.00.
Dr. E. McD. Bridgford, coroner,
hill inquest over body Win. Btikem,
Dr. E. McD. Bridgford, coroner,
bill inquest bodies J. A. Dc.lnrnatt
and Elua Purr.itt, f lS.iMI.
Dr. E. McD. Bridgford, coroner,
hill inquest body Joe By bee, $1 1 .CO.
Dr. E. McD. Bridgford, coroner,
bill inquest body ,las. Callahan,
Dr. E. McD. Bridgford, coroner,
bill inquest body Samuel Brown,
F. Strothcr, account School Coin-
The Southwest Audrain Teach
ers' Institute will hold its second
meeting at the Beaver Dam school
house Nov. 11 at ! a. 111. The
teachers and the patrons of this
school urge all live teachers to
attend. A splendid dinner was
prepared by the ladies of this dis
trict at the last meeting and many
baskets were taken back home.
Kuin and bad roads prevented
many from attending. It is only
1t miles from Mexico. Teachers'
institutes a iv designed for those
who have knowledge to impart
and especially for those who wish
To the editor of the Message,
Nevada, Mo., Nov. I We
started from near Laddonia for
Oklahoma and the Southwest on
tho 6th of October.
Went as far as Sam Moomaw's
the first day. Staid all night, and
was joir.ed next day by "Boss"
Coons. Ate dinner 011 the creek
west of Judge Kendall's old farm,
on the road to Mexico, where
we stopped for repairs. While
there Charlie Hamilton went into
a store and heard a man remark,
"Do you think those movers will
steal my sack of flour out of my
wagon!" Charley answered, "They
are a pretty tough set, you had
better watch them." "Are you
one of themf" When answered
in the affirmative, the fellow beg
Next day took dinner at Judge
Flint's. Beached Big Cedar Creek
in the evening. On the Sth, Sun
day, rested in camp, and cracked
walnuts and hickory nuts. A
woman asked me yesterday if I
would let her little boy ride with
me "as far as Uncle Josh's." I did
not know how far he lived, but I
said yes, but the boy would not
Beached Columbia half past ten
o'clock. Beached Chimney Bock
by night. Beached Bochcport
following day. Stopped for dinner
near Booncvillc. Baiuing this
morning, cloudy and threatening.
I have seen more negroes and
blackwalnuts on this trip than I
have seen since the war. Raining
again the morning of the lltli. Mat
dinner two miles Irom Pilot drove.
Crops Hue in this section and
growing wheat looks well, and
The Only lothing!
The Smallpox scare lit Paris is
lames Harrison's store at Mi 'Cre
dit- was rohhed one night lust week.
The lncnihcrs of the County
Court will visit the County Poor
This office is under obligations
to the Ledger for special favors
this week also.
The little eight year old son of
Mr. and Mrs. I. 15. Rcid. ui-ar
Thoinpson, died yesterday morning
of membranous croup.
A good Laddonia friend sends
one dollar and requests to be the
first enrolled upon our subscription
tlenial Cash Hlaekbiirn of Jeffer
son City, was in Mexico Tuesday.
Cash gets good food over there,
lie is getting fat.
We start out with a good list of
county correspondents, don't you
t h ink f You 1. m see that they
know how to collect the news too.
Mr. .lames Woolery and Miss
1 1 race Vance, two very pleasant
young people, were united in mar
riage at Thompson Wednesday
evening, Nov. 1st.
Admiral Dewey has been con
quered at last. The date of the
wedding has not yet been set.
lie will marry Mrs. W. B. Hnzeu.
The bride-to-be is a Catholic, and
it is thought that the ceremony
will be said by some high dignitary
of the Catholic church either
Uirdiunl (iibbous or Archbiship
Ohio is still joined to her idols,
following llanua iu the elections
Tuesday. "Ooldeii Rule" Jones
twins to have drawn more from
the Democrats than the Republicans.
j there arc great fields of it. dune to
California City next day. Camped
I near Sedalia. Sedalia Is a fine
1 The lath started for Clinton.
Camped n-ur Windsor on Flat
Creek and tested a half day while
th- omen put out our washing.
Taking up our way, pinned thru
Calhoun snd Lewis. Wind waa
blowing Mini dust flying. Camped
on Qaand River, west of Clinton, in
Henry county. In our camn now
are 13 wagons, 2 buggies. 37 head of
horse and mules and 25 persons.
On the 13th on the road to Ln
due, crossed Deep Water Kiver,
pissed through Montrose. Ruin.
In camp, noon. Next we reached
Appleton City. Dinner south of
citv. Here we go again, Passed
by Bockville im the right and
camped on 'the' Osage Kiver. Next
day started again for Shell City.
Passed through mi rond to Walker.
Went through 'town and into camp
on the Edge of Nevsda City. Good
load nil the way from Laddonia to
here, except six miles. To be con
tinued. P. M. Hamilton-.
To the editor of the Message.
You have kindly assured me that
your columns are openjt anything
of interest to teachers and the
friends of cdm atiou.
Institutes nr.; being held all over
the county. The live teacher is
not satisfied with his labor during
the fiveschola-tic days of the week.
Beaver Dam will have its secoud
mc'ting of Southwest Wilson
township Institute next Sa'urday,
11 th inst, b ginning at Da. m. All
live tciiidu rs are urged t attend.
Piain Linn. Loutreand the south-
lea-tern part of Salt River township
Cull in and compare prices. A Guarantee
with every purchase.
GLOBE CLOTHING STORE.
Deed of Trust.
W'JIKUKAS) Geo. Ann Whaley and
Iht hiitl'unil, Knnis W. Whaley, by
their certain deed of tnmt dated Sept
ember 'JA, ISUL', and filed for record in
the office of the Recorded of Deeds of
Audrain county, Missouri, at the city of
Mexico, on the 7th day of October, 1HH2,
ami recorded in Hook 10, at page .r-,
of said records, conveyed to Joseph
Ml'utt, trustee, the following described
real estate situated iu the county of
Audrain and state of Missouri, to-wit; I
Lot two(l'), situated in Block tive(5),
in the County Addition of Mexico, iu
trust to secure payment of a certain
promissory note in said deed of trust
described, anil whereas said note is due
and remains unpaid, now, therefore, un
der the turms and I'.v authority of said
deed of trust, and at the request of the
legal holder of said note; f hereby give
notice that I will, on
KKIHAV, DKCKMHKR H, ISiHi,
between tl)t'hnurs of !i o'clock ju the
forenoon and ." o'clock in the afternoon
of said day, at the Jeast front duor of
the t'ourt House, in Mexico, Mo., sell
said property t public vendue o the
highest bidder, for cash iu hand, to pay
allcxpensfsof executing this trust, also
the note, interest, insurance premium
or other charges, hs provided by said
deed of tract.
.HiSKPH OFKl'TT, Trustee.
Nov. n. 1M9.
Cliamril 1-1 Aftaorlntloa.
Oxford, Muiio, hits a custard pie
association;- which meets annually Iu
a hemlock trove on the margin of
Swan pond. and gorges Itself with cus
tard pie. It grew out of a custard-ple-eatlug
content between two residents
of the town thlrlv-nlne years ago
Mi's. I. S. Derrick, at Laddonia,
will sell millinery, jackets, capes
and collarettes lower than the low
est, all new and stylish. Ladies,
call and see her.
We have just completed our new
steam sausage and rending plant.
We are now able to give you Wt
ter lard and sausages than our
competitors, and at lower prices.
We cannot be undersold. Our
goods are the liest, our prices the
lowest. T. A. Hannebwk.
are moving actively iu institute
work, under such wide awake mi
perintendents as Hale, Bennett and
Miss Knnatzar of the Lawd-r dis
trict. Cuivre in wide-awake sin
will continue so, as long at Sox
Detienne, Mrs. Ros, Miss Coakh-y
and other j who are teaching re
main. Sa'ing and Northwest VVil
ton have heretofore taken tin lea
in institute work. I hear they are
moving in this work.
Teachers, let us wake up. W
have found a warm welcome, a
Splendid dinner, etc.
Tom of Broomroro.
Charleston, 111., claims to own the
largest broomcorn warehouse and stor
age-room In the world. Its rapacity Is
nearly 2,000 tons, or about 10,000 bales
of "brush." This Is about one-quarter
of the total tonnage of this entire dls
trlct, which produces probably two
thirds of the world's supply. About
8.000 acres of ground are required to
trow the supply for this big warehouse.
and It represents the product of over
100 farmers. Prom 2.500 to 3.000 hands
re required In Its planting and har
veBtlng. This mammoth warehouse Is
a wooden structure, covered and sided
with corrugated tin. Last year's crop
taxed its capacity to the utmost. No
matter what the rent of the world has
or needs in this line, there li always
"brush" to spare In this big wareh-r.ue
or the H.ma Color.
When the queen's statue In the Al
bert park was unveiled by Lord Ran
furly none present was more pleased
than the Maoris. Their first exclama
tlon was "Aue!" and then when they
looked crK.cally upon the ample bronze
proportions of her gracious, and noted
her copper-colored features, ihey said:
"All right; all the same as ourselves.
She Is one of us!" New Zealard Her
The western part of Persia is In
habited by a species of camel which Is
the pigmy of its kind. They are snow
white, and are on that account almost
worshiped by the people.
V. H. KlNNAN,
V. L. Fowi ss,
Fire and Lightning In
$ 31 488 50
2 8ao 68
Total $ 35 309 18
We fnroiih you good Fire Insurance at
half the usual cost.
, M, D
Physician and Orulst
NORTHWEST CORNER PUBLIC SQUARE.
Full Line of Staple Drugs and
Druggist's Sundries, Patent Medi
cines, Dye Stuffj. etc.
A FULL ASSORTMENT
of Homeopathic Medicines
ALWAYS ON HAND.
These Kemedies sent by mail
, K ArUlaa. ..
An enterprising liquor firm baa so
gaged an asroaaut to glva a series of
balloon accessions In Ceylon, and
while ascending to drop small sample
bottle of whisky attached to miniature
Latest Styles, Perfect
Fits; Workmanship is
the Best. Prices are
Just Right and Will
Suit You. No Better
Qualities to be Found
Please You ?
VTELL, will try to do so, if Good Grades,
vv Low Prices und Prompt Delivery are
YOURS FOR TRADE,
La Crosse Lumber Co.
History Repeating Itself.
The Hoers have been accom
plishing great things iu Africa. The
St. Louis Republic this week had
the following editorial upon the
Actual conditions at the close
of the third week of the British
lloer war would earler have been
pronounce! impossible of develop
ment within so brief a period.
It must be remembered that
when the two nations stood await
ing the word that should precip
itate hostilities all the British talk
was d a prompt invasion of the
Trunsvaal Republic's territory.
The English troops were on the
frontier and easer to advance.
Genera' White wrote, a friend in
Engluu I that he had a sufficient
force, not only to hold the positions
taken but to briug the war to a
speedy and triumphant couclus ion.
Instead of invading the Trans-
van!, however, the British have
been forced backward 100 miles
r more. They have suffered sev
eral serimis defeats. At least two
of their parrisons, one containing
p tactically the entire British army
now in the field in South Africa,
are hemmed in, with capture well
nigh inevitable. British prestige
has suffered immeasurably. The
Boers are practically in control of
all Natal. The Afrikander spirt
throughout South Africa has been
so vastly stimulated as to make a
Dutch revolt in Natal and the Cape
Colony reasonably certain.
Not S lice Great Britain's war on
her colonies iuthis country has
there been so astounding a record
of the success in war of the weaker
against the stronger force. Ameri
cans are proud to believe that the
"uuconquerableneB-i ' of their Rev
olutionary sires was due to that
spirt of liberty which dictated death
rather thau submission to tyranny.
The Boers claim that they are up
held by thJ same spirit. It must be
confessed that they are making
much the same record as did the
Americans of '76. Is history about
to repeat itself with the Union
States of South lrica to stand ai
pcrmauon y proof of the repetition?
Lamlaoas Hainan BodlM.
Bartholin, In bis treatise "De Luce
Horolnumet Bratorum," in 1647, gives
an account of an Italian lady whose
body ahone with phosphoric radiation
when feutly rubbed with dry linen. Dr.
Kan. In his last voyage to the polar
region witnessed almost as remark
able a case of phosphorescence. A tew
case, are recorded by Sir Henry
Marsh and many other authorities In
which the human body shortly before
death has presented a pale, luminous
' ' ; '
Order of Publication.
STATE OK MISSOURI,
County of Audrain. ss
In the Circuit Court. January
J. II. Jennings, Plaintiff,
I.ucy Jennings, Defendant.
Now, on this day November 1st, 1899,
comes the plaintiff by liis attorney, and files
with the clerk of this court, in vacation, his
petilioD verelieil by affidavit, stating auiont
other things, that the Defendant, I.ucy Jen
nings, is a non-resident of the State of Mis
ouri, and has absconded herself from hrr us
ual place of abode, so thai the ordinary pro
cess of law cannot be served upon her.
It is therefore ordered by the Clerk of this
Court in vacation, that publication be made
notifying her, the said defendant that an ac
tion has been commenced against her by pe
tition, in the Audrain County, Missouri, Cir
cuit court, the object and general nature of
which is to obtain a Decree of Divorce from
the bonds of matrimony heretofore contract
ed between the Plaintiff and Defendant,, and
for such other and further orders as may be
just and proper. 4
Now, therefore, you, said nan resident De
fendant, are hereby notified of the fding of
this suit, and unless you be and appeal at
the next regular term of this Court, to be be
gun and held at the Court I louse in the city
of Mexico, county and slate aforesaid, on the
third Monday of Jannary, 1900, ami on or
before the third clay thereof Answer or
otherwise plead to Plaintiff's petition the
same will be taken as confessed and judg
ment rendered accordingly.
And it is father ordered that a copy here
ofbe published in the Mexico Missouri Mes
sage, a weekly new spader published in the
said County of Audrain and State of Mis
souri, for four weeks successively, the last
insertion to be at least fifteen days before
the commencement of the said next term of
STATE OF MISSOURI,
County of Audrain f ,s
I, J. C. Huckner, Clerk of the Circuit
Court within aed for the County and State
aforesaid, do hereby certify that the forego
ing is a full, true and complete copy of the
order of publication in the aforesaid cause as
full as the same now remains of record in my
Witness my hand and official seal. Done at
office in the city of Mexico, county and state
aforesaid, this 1st day of November, A. D.,
I SEAL J J. C. IH CKNF.R. Clerk.
By V, II. Morris, D. C.
FUh Never Caught.
In Lake Dei wentwater, In England,
there is a species ot fish called ven
dace which are never caught alive.
They are said to frequent the deeper
parts ot the lake, aud are never met
with in the rivers. One or two dead
specimens of the breed which have
bien fouud in the lake are treasured
as curiosities. They have a strong re
semblance to garfish, and are about
tour or five Inches long.
An odd contrivance is used In China
to protect the carrier-pigeons from the
attacks ot birds of prey. Tiny bamboo
tubes are fastened under their wings,
and as they fly the air passing swiftly
through the tubes makes a shrill
whistle, which serves to frighten ott
the other birds.
...Cio Be Bought at The...
At a Cheap IVice. They Carry
Large Stocks, 'Bright aud Dry