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MEXICO, AUDRAIN COUNTY. MISSOURI, THURSDAY, NOV. 30, 1899.
S News and Comment 3
Cbristmai comes on Monday
The Armstrong block lias leen
treateil to a now coat of paint.
Miss Hansard'ti for trimmed hats
at cut prices for the next few week.
See Miss Hansard's elegant line
of trimmed hats at special cut
prices for the next few weeks.
For the next few weeks Mis
Hansard, the popular milliner will
offer special bargains in trimmed
I. J. Sims, of Tompson, shipped
108 head of cattle to the St. Louis
market last week. Mr. Sims is a
Miss Annie Lnpton, daughter of
C. R. Lupton, of Mexico, knows
how to use a gun. Last Thursday
night a burglar was discovered on
a one story kitchen endeavoring to
enter her father's window. A
crack from Miss Lnpton's gun
caused Mr. Burglar to flee for his lite.
An Illinois paper gets off the
following on a Missouri whiskey
guzzler: One man has been found
in this world who has a genuine
reason for drinking whiskey. He
lives near Blackburn, Saline Co.,
Mo., and thinks he has a turtle in
his stomach; he drank it one time
during the war out of a wayside
pool. He says the turtle is now
about four inches across, and often
runs his head up his throat and
nearly chokes him; he cannot
starve it for if he does it bites him.
He says it is very fond of whiskey
and he dares not stop drinking be
cause of it.
Auxvasse Review: Q. F. Rupert
a returned Philippine soldier went
through Auxvasse a few days ago.
He says the United States is good
enough for him. He tells some
startling stories about the insects
in the Philippines. He says honey
bees are as large ns bumble bees
here, and aunts of all sorts and sizes
abound everywhere; some so small
that you have to use a magnifying
glass to see them; others as Inrge
as our honey Im s. Mr. Rupert's
home is at California, Mo., and he
is a brother to J. . Rupert the ac
comodating brakeman on our pas
This is on a Nebraska justice:
A fanner in Riverside precint threw
his daughter's lover over a tran
som and was arrested by the vie
tim. The justice deemed the case
as follows: "It appears that this
young fellar was a courtin' the de
fendant's galiu defendant's parlor;
that defendant intruded and threw
plaintiff out into the cold heartless
world. Courtin' is necessary
therefore the laws of Newbraskey
will hold that no parent has
right in any room where courtin's
a goin' on. Defendant is fined $5
and cost, and he interferes ag'in in
plaintiffs rights the court will fine
him $100 and give him thirty days
work on the roads.
All the news, without prejudice;
Tho bost general reading;
The bost markot reports;
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This is where we can
suit any one, as we car
ry a FULL LINE of all
grades White Pine or
Red Cedar and AT
PRICES THAT WILL
La Crosse Lumber
lire is ome plain preaching
from the Montgomery City Repub
lican: The newspapers all over
the slate are holding np their hands
in holy horror at the blood curdling
crimes of Mrs. Bamberger, the
midwife of St. Louis, who has been
arretted for the murder of several
f'onng women who went to her
lorae to hide their shame by sub
mitting to criminal operations. Of
comae there is no justification
for the fiend, Mrj. Bamberger, but
if it were not for the vicious, degen
erate and damnable fiends in human
forms in almost every town and
hamlet in the country that lure
these unsuspecting girls into ruin
worre than hell itself there would
be no work for Mrs. Bamberger
and her kind. Let the newspapers
come out with their double headers
and call for the blood of the man
who rnins a young girl, call lor it
by law, but if not by law
then by lynching, shooting or
burning at the stake. The fiend
who commits an assault upon a
woman is usually disposed of by an
outraged community. No less is
he a fiend who stealthily lures to
ruin a sweet virtuous girl and sends
her and her offspring into the
world with a curse upon their
heads that hundreds of years of
virtuous living cannot remove. No
wonder that girls in their des
peration, flee to such women as
Mr.. Bamberger for help or death.
Mrs. Bamberger is no worse than
the men who make it possible for
such as her to live on the money so
damnable a practice brings.
There are several bonds of sym
pathy between the American peo
ple and the Boers. The term boer
means "farmer,'' and farmers the
world over are lovers of liberty.
The Boers, like our American far
mers, are very mnch opposed to
having the English pawnbroker's
system of nuance forced on them,
and this is why we see so much in
the English and American gold-
bug papers about their government
not being up to modern require
nients. In other words, the Boers
prefer to regulate their own
financial affdr rather than
have them regulated in Lombard
street. But the strongest bond
of sympathy is in the fact
when we were flghtiDg England
in our war for independence, and
trying to convince King George
that we knew enough to govern
ourselves, the Ilollaudish ancestors
of the Bores loaued our forefathers
money to buy powder and bullets
with, when we could not raise a
loan from any other nation on
earth. The English jingoes seem
to think we ought to sympathize
with, them in their attempt to sub
due Republicanism in Africa be
came they took our side in the
war with Spain; but they will find
that no genuine American has any
sympathy to spare for people who
have not yet learned that all just
governments rest on the consent
of the 'governed. Valley Demo
Stock Bought and Sold.
Bert Smith, near Santa Fe, sold
loads of cattle to J. D. Tully at
Pryor Dawson sold 12 cotton
mules to a Georgia buyer at $50
R. S. Smith delivered a bunch
of hogs to Barker and Beaver, Sat.
Jim Morehead sold four heifers
and E. J. Wooleridge 3, Tuesday,
at $20 per head.
Brashears Bros., near Santa Fe,
sold five yearling steers to J. R.
Smiley last week. They averaged
Dan and Jim Bryan, near Maud,
sold a pair of light 3-year-old har
ness mares to Chas. Durbin recent-
y for $150.
Henry Luttrell, southwest of
aria, paid t50 for a pair of fine
Berkshire hogs this week. He
bought them in Illinois,
Jim Barker sold 6 3-yr-oId mules
at 975.50 per head and 2 cotton
mules at $40 per head Monday. He
also paid $60 per head for 8 mules
2s and 3s all broke.
T. W. Ragsdale sold a yearling
Shorthorn heifer to W. A. Grimes,
Monday, for $100, and a yearling
bull to Gene Grimes for $125. He
bought a bull calf from W. A.
Grimes for $50.
Thos. W. Ragsdale sent G fine
Shorthorn bulls to Columbia last
week to be inocculated for Texas
fever. They were sold to a Texas
buyer and will now be in no dan
ger from Texas fever.
Clarence Cutright bought a load
of horses and a load of mules at
Centralia last week. The mules
cost him $50 to $65 and the horses
$16 to $65. He bought eight mules
from Jim Barker and 9 from Harve
John Rudasil, of Long Branch,
sold five yearling white face heifers
to Win. Mundy, Sat. at 4c. Thev
averaged 740 lbs. Mr. Rudasil was
once prejudiced against the Here-
fords but now says they are his fa
vorites. Uncle John Dye, well known in
Audrain county, who has a great
reputation as a hog melt weather
prophet, killed a shoat the other
day and the following is his prog
nostication as told in the Paris Ap-
peal : expect a fair and opeu
ft 1 - .
winter until Christmas, After that
woe be unto the man with a slim
woodpile. I tremble and shiver at
the thought of the last half of the
winter. People make mistakes,
but the hog melt is infallible, One
year I predicted extreme cold for
the first part of the winter and
pleasant weather the last half. It
turned out just the opposite. Peo
pie ridiculed the hog melt and 1
was almost in despair when I dis
covered that the man who had
brought me the melt handed me
the wrong end. I read it back
wards that was all. This time,
however, I got the melt mvself
and know I got the ends right.1
St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
There ought to be no question of
the economical expediency of the
municipal ownership of the filter
The Waterworks of St. Louis
is well managed because there is
no private interest involved look
ing for profit out of public work
The filter plant should not belong
to a corporation always working
for its own advantage and always
tempted to corrupt the public ser
Besides, there are considerations
of the plainest ntility which are
conclusive. The question of re
sponsibility, as Mr. C. II . Ledlie
points out, is sure to arise in case
a private corporation takes the
Let the city take hold. The ten
dency is all against private man
management. St. Louis cannot
afford to take a backward step.
Harry Cole or Mexico will em
bark in the hotel business at Jane
Miss liandsard will make spec
ial cat rates on all trimmed hats
for the next few weeks.
BOUND FOR MANILA.
Earnest Koch of Audrain
Writes Back to a
Mr. James Myers, Rush Hill, Mo.
Camp Presideo, Cal., Nov. 17,
Will write you a few lines. I am
in good health, aad I hope you and
all my old friends around Rush
Hill are well and happy also. '
I enlisted in Leavenworth Oct. 3,
and serve till Jnne 30th, 1901.
Guess by the time this reaches vou
will be on the waters for Manila.
Our camp is right on the bay. I
was out to the coast' this morning
and as far as I could see there was
nothing but water. Ours is Co. II,
Reg. 40, U. S. V. The first ba-
tallion of the 40th Reg. went out
on a skirmish drill. We shot 9000
rounds of ammunition. Our guns
were red hot when we were told to
quit. I can shoot 100 loads in
They are teaching us to talk
Spanish. I guess you are all read
ing in the papers about the war.
here won't be any pence till the
40th Reg. gets out there; we will
settle it; you will read all about it.
We are going just as soon as we
can get off, The Tennessee boys
came Sunday. They said they
were 59 days on the ocean from
Manila to 'Frisco. They used the
Springfield rifle, we have the 1899
modal eyery one was made this
year. All the new volunteers have
the same guns as we.
I am not sick of my job so far.
We get enough to eat all but two
days. During that time wo only
got half enough to eat. The cap
tain heard about it, and he or tho
lieutenant comes down to the kitch
en every day to see that we get
enough. Our quartermaster and
cooks began to cheat us; that's what
was wrong. But things are all
I like our officers the best kind.
Thev don't care whether you
salute them or not when you pass
I am going to have on ahould-
er straps before I return.
It is now near sundown and we
all hare to get out and stand at
parade rest while the bands plays
'The Star Spangled Banner."
Municipal owuership of water
works, electric light plants, etc,, is
now being discussed by the news
papers throughout the country.
Here are a few items taken from
Appeal to Reason, published at.
Under private ownership of elec
tric lights, Elyria, Ohio, population
10,000, pays $75 per year per street
arc. Coal per ton $1.4U.
Under city ownership Columbus,
Indiana, population 10,000 pays
$59.42 for the same service includ
ing 5 percent interest and depre
ciation charge Coal per ton $1 .69.
Under private ownership the cit
izens of Bessimer, Michigan, pay
$1.00 per month for incandescent
Under publie ownership the citi
zens of Stanton, Michigan, pay fif
ty cents for tho same service.
Thecitizensof Greenville, Mich.,
believe in private ownership ideas
and pay a corporation $1.00 per
month for each incandescent light
they use. The company utilizes
the water power.
People living in Marshall, Mich.,
practice city ownership and pay
the municipality thirty-eight cents
for the same service that Greenville
citizens pay $1.00 for. The city
plant at Marshall is run bv water
Citizens of Culeaska, Mich,, pa
tronize a private company in pur
chasing electric lights and an in
candescent light costs them $2.50
At South Havana, Mich., the
municipality owus the electric
plant and furnishes the same ser
vice to citizens for thirty-five cents
per lamp per month.
The electric light plant at Muck
egon, Mich., is owned by a corpo
ration which charges $1.00 per
month per incandescent light.
At Three Okes, Mich., the city
owns the plant and charges thirty
five centsfor the same service,
A private company furnishes
consumers of electric lighting at
Ironwood City, Mich., with incan
descent lights at $1.00 each month.
At Shelby, Mich., the city owns
the plant and an incandescent light
costs thirty cents per month. But
then Ironwood people have money
to throw at the birds.
Fairman, Mich., is served with
electric lights bv a corporation
which charges twenty-five cents per
incaudesceut light per month. That
is the lowest charge made in the
state byja private company.
Wyandotte, Mich., owns a muni
cipal plant and furnishes incandes
cent lights at a cost of 16 cents
per light per month. That is tho
lowest charge in the state made
by either public or private plant.
The public plants average 30.4 per
cent lower charges than the private
Paris Smallpox Situation.
Paris, the county seat of Monroe,
is baying a serious time fighting
smallpox. The Appeal savs:
Paris is again placed in an embar
rassing position by another out'
break of email pox among her ne
gro population. The town is
sorely tried but not cast down.
No time and no expense will be
spared to confine the disease to iU
present quarters and no attempt
wille Hindu to deceive anybody as
to the I rue situation. To the vigi
lance of the authorities and the
heavy outlay of time and money
by the people of the town during
the past ten weeks, the county as
well as the town owes protection
troni the disease. It has becu a
calamity to Paris, but our people
haye faced it bravely and fought it
resolutely without outside aid
The Appeal feels that the town is
entitled to the good will of the
whole country at thia time and we
believe that the town will receive
it. Wo do not ask for pity. We
ask only for justice. We ask for
ouriealers to turn a deaf ear to
wild and untruthful reports and
that they discourage any attempts
that may be mude to use our pres
ent misfortune to creute any ill-
feeling against the town. When
you want to know the true situa
tion telephone to some reputable
citizen whose word is as good as
his bond. There are scores of men
in l'ans who would not suppress
nor misrepresent the true situation
for the rake of a few paltry dollars.
Paris has speut thousands of dollars
and lost thousands more in trade
in fighting the disease and the
country as well as the town bus
been protected. Puns is entitled
to Home consideration and the
Appeal believes she will receive it,
Lincoln, Neb., Noy. 23. In
reply to a request from an Eastern
newspaper as to whether he meant
iu his Thanksgiving proclamation
to invoke divine aid to prevent tho
United States from embracing im
perialism, Governor Poynter
wired to-day that he did advise tho
people of Nebraska to pray for re
lief from the lunt to power that
has seized upon the advocates of a
colonial policy and a large stand
He savs that he believes tho ex
pressed determination to subjugate
the Filipinos first and treat with
them afterwards is tho sure mark
of the policy of an empire and not
that of a republic.
He added that he believed that iu
the midst of Thanksgiving for past
blessings it would be meet to pray
to the God of Nations to save this
one, founded on principles for the
stahliHhmcnt of which ho gave
our fathers aid, from the rocks
is plunging upon.
An Audrain Boy.
Kails County Times,
James Quisetilx-rry, of Cuulon
mud) us a pleasant call last Tuesday
When we first knew this man he
wns the "devil" in the office of
the Perry Enterprise. Now he is en
gaged in the work of saving souls,
a Christiau minister. Well, it is
only a step from printer to preach
er. The work is almost the same.
Elder Quiseuberry will prohably be
called to the pastorate of the Lick
Creek church in the near future,
OLD MAN JESTER.
Cellmate at New London
Thinks He Will Go
The Messaok clips the following
letter from the Ralls County Re
cord, written to that paper by
Maverick, a cellmate of old
"There are seven of us in
now, and the usual monotony
broken the 17th by Sheriffs Jones
and Clark bringing iu grandpa
Jester, and I donbt if any of us
would have known Sheriff Clark
from Mr. Jester, had hot our big-
carted sheriff introdncod - at to
im. We found iu Mr. Jester a
gen tk man of culture and refine
ment, and we are doing
all we can to roako him as com
fortable as possible. He talks
with us and we find the moments
pass more pleasautly since his arriv
al. Sheriff Jones and his wife
ofieu inquire how he is getting
along and tell him it he wants any
thing to let them know. Mr. Jester
speaks very highly of Sheriff Mel-
son and Clark, but he says this is
tho best jail he has been in on ac
count of the sanitary conditons.
Ie appreciates the many calls he
as received from the ladies and
gentlemen of our county, and has a
kind word with everyone that calls.
"Sunday morning he went to his
trunk and took the Christian Evan
gelist which ho continued to read
until visiters began to cull. Any
one observing the many callers
could see they all sympathized
with the old man who is being
persecuted by parties who have
millions of dollars behind them.
We have never believed this old
man guilty and feel satisfied when
all the evidence is in that the jury
won't be out long before this old
man, now in his 82nd year, will be
free man. The papers haye
greatly misrepresented this old
mau, but ho utters not a word
against them nor his persecutors;
relying on tho Allwiso Creator to
deal with them when all of Adams
race are called together to be tried
for the deeds done in the body.
Ie reads papers closely for clip
pings that have any bearing on his
case, and would feel thankful for
anyelippings iu regard to his rase,
Again thanking you for your pa
pers, I am yours respectfully."
The Average Man.
Here's to the average man, he is
the best fellow in the world. We
all like great deeds, great learning
and great riches, things that raise
tho people above the average iu this
world; but so ninny heroes are lm
man, so many scholars are pedan
tic and so ninny rich are hard that
one turns with relief back to tho
average man. He is restful. Vou
don't have to do him honor though
ho deserves it. You know where
to find him and how to take him,
and you can depend on him. It's
a great thing to be able to depein
on some one iu this world. De
pendability is one of the chief vir
lues, Sometimes one wishes the
average man would average a little
higher, but even as he is, he is the
greatest man going. He has done
the world's work. All its good in
stitutious and great inventions am
most practical thoughts are his
We all pity or condemn people
who fall very much below, and
either worship or knock down the
heads that pop very much above
the average; it's a way the average
man has. But then, iu general, h
is all riirlit. All honor h to him
California (Mo) Push.
Boy Fatally Injured.
Npkinokieuj Mo., Nov. 22.
James Dubuque, 11 years old, was
fatally injured while engaged iu
game of ' black man' at one of the
ward schools iu this city to-day.
The accident is similar to the
cae of John Allen, who was killed
in a game of foot ball in St. Louis
During tho rush young Dubuque
was run over by a crowd of boys
and all piled up iu a heap. When
the crowd of young players got up
they noticed that Dubuque did not
move. He was carried into the
house and a physician called, who
fouud that he bad sustained a con
cuBsion of the brain and pronounc'
ed his case hopeless.
THAT NEW RAILROAD.
o Pass Thru Mexico Work
Begun at the North End
The Montgomery County Lead
er publishes the following inter
esting railroad news:
The SU Louis and Eldon railway
lUpposed to hare been dead, la now
showing signs of life. " - Work on
the north end in grading the . road
is said to be actually aoinff on. i
Thursday morning a crop of sur
veyor&abont tea in number, be
gan a permanent survey southwest
of Americus, starting at a ' point
Oder the old Autenreith place and
running in a southeasterly direc
tion down Modoo creek. The
plan is to cross the river above
Rhineland, extend on to Union.
ranklin county and there to Join
the road already built out from
County Surveyor T. L. Oardwell
left this rooming to aid the survey
ors in their work thru the county.
George Cardwell is also helping
This road proposes running from
Eldon, In , to St. Louis, thru the
towns ot Paris, Mexico, Williams
burg, Rhineland, eto.
There is a well-founded report
in circulation that this road has
secured ample funds to complete
its constructions. The surveyors
near Americus to-day ere aiming
to secure a new route from Will
iamsburg to the river.
he Great Presidential Campilfn ef ISM.
The politics ot the great polities!
parties are now being formed and the
candidates discussed. Th j voice of the
people aa recorded by ballot at the
approaching Presidential election will
probably decide the policy of the na
tion for the next decade. Every cIUsm
must study the great questions that are
to come before tho people. Thia can
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iu his new quarters in tho West
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