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TI1URSDAY, JAN. 11, 1!)0C
J. P.Sanford i9 a candidate for
J. D. Miller is iu the race for
the office of City Marshal. .
Eld. Isom Roberts.of Oklahoma,
is in this city shaking bands with
J. L. Ilixson, formerly of this
county, is uow located near .Well
Dr. E. D. Vandeventer has
bought the Brown Bros, drnq;
store in Laddonia.
Robert Trimble, late of Mexico,
has joined the U S. army and is
stationed at Ft. Riley, Kansas.
Norton Melson and George
Kemp have purchased stock in the
Kemp & Pearson Clothing Co.
J. D. McKee is h candidate for
re-election as City Collector. He
is a good man in the right place
and wHl likely have no opposition.
Attorneys Walter Burch and E.
A. Shannon were matched against
each other in a law suit among
neighbors down at Rush Hill one
day last week.
George P. Haley, the optician,
will open an office in Mexico. Mr.
Haley recently graduated from the
Southern Optical College in Kan
Wm, Howard of Farber was
committed to the county jail this
week on the charge of stealiug
four quarts of whisky from Joe
Norman's saloon at Farber. How
ard has a wife and one child.
J. L. HUGHES,
Undertaker, 206 S. Jeff. St.
City 'Phone, 400; Unlon,34.
Charlie Hubert, on Bean Creek,
blacksmiths on the side aside
from farming. Has nearly a com
plete set of tools and in less than a
year his books show that he has
taken in $78 in work. Charlie be
lieves in making every lick count.
A Hughes and wife made a trip
to Kansas lately. Mrs. Hughes
purchased a fine homo at Wichita,
besides bought o ICO acre farm, ten
miles northeast of Wichita, near
the town of Greenwich. Mr. and
Mrs. Hughes, however, will re
main in Mexico.
G. W. Morris returned week be
fore last from Ft. Collins, Colo.,
and with his mother will occupy
their home place near Benton City.
E. W. Morris, who went to Ft.
Collins about a year ago, on ac
count of failing health, is much
benefited and expects to return in
- Mrs. E. J. Williams, of Green
brier, Arkansas, formerly of this
county, writes tlio Message a short
letter. Says she notices we have
had but one snow up here. They
have had two. Two inches night
of Pec. 14th, lying on the ground
two or three days. Another fell
Dec. 30th and lay for several days.
She likes that country and is con
tented and prosperous.
Master Fraukie Boatman has
lost his pig, and we feel sorry for
him, too. The pig "was a little
chiua fellow that Frankie kept in
the bouse and it had a slit in its
back where he had been dropping
in pennies, nickels and dimes for a
number of months past. It con
tained $3.70 just afore Christmas,
aud Frank says some hobo found
it out and slipped into the house,
enrrviner off pier, tnonev and all.
It's our opinion, Frankie, that If
it was a hobo it was a local hobo.
Fred Lnckie, born and raised in
Mexico, n private in the U. S. ar
my, at one time stationed in the
Philippines, died suddeuly and un
expectedly at Jefferson Barracks in
St. Louis last Monday night. His
brother hero, Charlie Luckie, re
ceived the telegram announcing the
sad news. The body was brought
to Mexico yesterday. The father,
J. It. Luckie, and son, Mark
Luckie, are expected hero from
California to-day, tho they know
nothing of the death. It is a sad
happening and scores of friends
here extend deepest sympathy to
the bereaved ones.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS.
A Council of 35 Menu "i Organized
A lodge of Knights of columbus
was organized in Mexico lust Sun
day. Delegations were lure from
St. Louis, Hannibal, chillicothe,
Mobei ly, Jefferson city Edina and
St. Charles, Sedalia, lioouville,
Montgomery and Slater. There
were perhaps 300 visitors present.
The new lodge here starts with
33 charter members, as follows:
M. 11. Murphy.
Rev. J. J. Dillon.
James L. O'Brien.
T. F. Roden.
John Sullivan. -Frank
M. A. Jordon .
James W. O'Brien.
Daniel F. Ryan.
The St. Louis delegation came
up in a special sleeper. District
Deputies II. G. Whnleu and E. P.
Vail being with it. There are forty
charter members of the new lodge,
aud the day was spent in initiating
them and installing officers. In
tho evening a banquet was given
at which toasts were responded to
by Edgar P. Vail, John S. Leahy
and II. G. wbnlcn of St. Louis;
Father .r. ii. liaar of Martiusburg,
Judge James D. Fox of Jefferson
city and Father Ryan of Moberly.
THE GRIM REAPER
Mrs. Mary Levick, 95 years of
age, died at the home of her son,
B. P. Levick near Laddonia, the
3rd inst. The remains were ship
ped to Lilly, 111., for burial.
Mrs. Thomas Dudley, south of
Mexico, died Tuesday of this week
of consumption. The husband
and six children survive. The
burial was at Friendship church, in
Callaway county, yesterday.
Mrs. Henrietta Voorhies, aged
44 years, wife of the' late C. C.
Voorhies, died at tho home of her
mother, Mrs. T. J. Gooch, in Mex
ico, last Thursday morning alter
an illness of two weeks with bowel
trouble. She was a native of
Missjssippi and later moved to
Mexico where her father, Rev.
T. J. Gooch was pastor of the M.
E. church, South, for several
years. Twenty-three years ago
she wa3 married to Cornelius C.
Voorhies, who died three years
since. Five years ago their ouly
sou, Thomas, aged 10, was drown
ed at Macon City, while a btudent
ut Blees Academy, in attempting
to save one of his schoolmates
from drowning. The family has
had its fcliare of (roubles. Mrs.
Gooch, the mother, is au invalid
and goes to Indiana to make her
home with a relative. The fun
eral of Mrs. Henrietta Voorhies
whs preached at the homo Friday
by Rev.-C. C. Seleeman. The pall
bearers were S. P. Emraans, A. B.
Smith, C. D. Glendy, II. 0. Mc
Clure, W. W. Fry and Walker
Pollock. Mrs. Voorhies was a de
voted member of tho Methodist
church aud was an earnest Chris
C. A. Davault. of the Farber
Forum, visited Albert Kenneu and
family iu Mexico ' first of the
Mrs. Frank Shell is visiting in
R. M. White nnd wife will
leave today for a visit in C iba.
Mrs. C. II. Carpenter of Mexico
is enterlaiuing Miss Marie Reyn
olds of Wellsville.
Mrs. Mary Luckie is entertain
ing her daughter, Mrs. Hardin
Hall, of La Belle, Mo.
Attorneys P. II. Cullen, O.Ilitf,
A. C. Whitsou, C. A. Barnes,
George Robertson and D..A. Mur
phy were each in St. Louis thn
week to argue eases before the
Court of Appeals.
J. S. Faires of Laddonia paid
tho Message a pleasant call Mon
day. Mr. Faires is not much of a
partisan in polities. He believes
the best man on a platform of the
best moral principles should win
CUPID'S CAPTUr ES
Mr. Creed S. Roy and MissLou
rena Bee Devaney of Rush Hill
were granted marriage lieeuse this
Mr. 0. II. Cawley and Miss Lu
tie Adkins, both of near Venice, in
Callaway county, were united in
marriage by Judge W. W.- Botts
in Mexico last Monday.
"The man that looks like mc" is
one of the principals in' a very im
portant social event in Mexico to
day, but we promised to say noth
ing about it till next week.
Mr. II. F. llolderman and Miss
Sophia Hale, both of Martiusburg,
were married in that place Tues
day morning at the Catholic church,
Rev. Father Haar officiating. The
happy couple are in Indiana to
spend their honeymoon.
Fine Chickens for Sale.
B. Plymouth Rocks at $1.00
each. Mrs. T. B. Ridgeway,
Mexico, Mo., u. t . D.o, piione
No. 3, Standard.
The wife oe Dri W. F.Taylor of
Mexico remains quite ill.
Ex-Sherilf M. N. Melson is in
Florida and will move his family
to that State soon.
E. Hughes of Mexico shipped
102 head Galloway cattle to Chi
cago this week.
E. Hughes sold to Johnson &
Co. a car of hogs that averaged
217 pounds at $4.75.
Miss Margaret Torreyson of Lad
donia is attending Gem City Busi
ness college at Quiney, 111.
T. Hit,, near Laddonia, bought
a span of mules of chailes Mar
tien, north of Mexico, for $350.
T. A. Thomas, near Laddonia.
has moved to his property recently
purchased at Vaudalia and orders
the Me.ssaue to follow him.
Mrs. KdBreeht. north of Lad
donia, is greatly nlllieted with
rheumatism. Dr. T. 11. Winans
of Mexico is now giving her treat
Miss Rowe.ua God.lard, of Ply
mouth, Ohio, visited her cou-in,
Mrs. W. L. corner in Mexico, this
week. She visited relatives at
The Elgia D. Harrison IGO-acre
farm, six miles southwest of Mex
ico, was sold recently to Wm.
Dodd of Centralia. The sale was
thru Rixey & Burch.
Dr. T. II. Winans is sufferiug
with a very badly bruised knee, a
few days ago slipping down a
short embankment near the depot,
while going to take u train.
Constable Fox of Mexico went
down to Laddonia Saturday and
put under arrest Ella Scott, color
ed, charged with distrubiug the
peace of Belle Mitchell, also col
ored. Ella was boisterous and
used improper language there
were "razors fly iu' in the air."
At the recent election of officers
of the First Natioual Bank of Mex
ico n slight change was made, by
the suggestion of Mr. Arnold and
approved by Mr. Morris. . It. R.
Arnold was made president V. A.
Morris vice president, aud S. J.
J. N. Rosser Has a Word for T. D.
Ridgeway, of Thompson.
Rush Hill, Mo., Jau 4, 1D0G.
Editor Message: Your letter
from Sister Petty reminds me of a
letter I owe the Message, or an
answer to Friend T. B. Ridgeway
as to what had become of Rosser of
Rush Hill, in regard to the tele
phone line we were going to build
from Mexico to centralia via
I Wiiut to say to Bro. Ridgeway,
we have the stock subscribed to
build a 4-wirn line, 2 center wires,
to be a metalic through-line, from
Mexico to Centralia, the two side
wires to be tapped by country box
es, the distance to Ceutralia, and
the ouly reason we haven't gone
ahead and raised the money and
built the line is, Centralia told me
to come and see after our half of
tho line and they would take care
of that end. Being disposed to let
them share in the praises and bliss
of building this Hue, that is, a
mutual line giviug free exchange
with all other through , lines, that
our children may rise up and call
us blessed for such, and breaking
down the infernal toll system, even
though it may seem right to some,
I await with patience to sec what
Centralia is g,oing to do like the
girl who waited 17 years for her
fellow to come back to Virginia to
marry her, and when he went at
the end of 17 years, he found
her married, he said if he had
"knowd' she was in such a hur
ry he would "have went" sooner.
But Centralia throws up her
hand and says she can't. Yet I
am ready to build this Hue, so that
you can hear a watch tick over
from Mexico to Centralia; as the
old ucgro at home used to say, "I
shall never quit ceasing till dis act
Now I want to tell you why Sis
ter Petty would want a stop off ou
her ticket from earth to the por
tals of glory. She knows some of
the best people on earth live iu
aud around Rush Hill, and we that
have never been away from home
j think all the good people ou earth
live iu Audrain, and maybe some
iu Callaway, aud the ouly way we
can piove it is by reflecting that
they have let us stay here 25 years,
aud we have always noticed when
they get bad they get away from
Rush Hill, except those we send
out like Sister Petty us a missiou
ary. God takes that kind. I feel,
at leaist, she has made, one convert,
Is the root over your hnad Insured
LFire Ins. Co
. . . .OF. . . .
Mexico, - Mo.
W. L. FOWLES.Sec'y. .
Firs mil Tornaflo.
Notice of lal SettiemmL
Notice Is hereby given to nil creditors
and others interested in the estate of
Hubert Dllllnrd, deceased, that I. the un
dersigned administrator of said estate,
Intend to iiiudei linal settlement tlimvof
nt tho next term of l'robato Court of Au
drain County, Missouri, to bo held nt
Mexico commondng the second Monday
In February, 1800.
DAN DILLIARI). Adm'r.
I waut your furs nt highest mar
ket price. Write me aud I will
send after them. See me before
Pete Erdel, Jr.,
3w Rush Hill, Mo.
aqd that oilrnclf, If we Lave to
keep preaching 40 years and can
keep one converted we have ac
complished quite a purpose in life.
Bro. Beal, if you cau't publish
all of this, or any part, I know you
have room in your waste-basket, as
you suiely have emptied it, this
being first of the year
J. N. Rosser.
Miss Evalee Jackson of Mexico
is the guest of Mrs. G. E. Sims.
Dr. Domnitz spent Saturday and
Sunday at Mexico.
C. A. Torreyson of Laddonia
was here Tiiday.
Etiwiu McDonald of Benton
city occupies the night operator's
chair on the Wabash since Satur
day. J. W. Brnton was here on busi-
Will Hamilton and wife of Mo
berly are guests of Jas Haines and
G. S. Ewing of Mexico was a
business visitor to E. F. Elliott
Miss Hanna Duggan visited
MUs Alys nayden of Mexico first
of the week.
Leo Hair returned from Bruns
Miss Benlah Walden is ou the
sick list. i
Russell Thomas is spending a !
few days at Lexingtou Junction. I
Traveling Auditor Francisco of
St. Louis was here in the interest
of the Wabash Thursday.
Chas. Clark aud wife are spend
ing a few days at Mexico.
J. M. Truby and wife moved t
the Considine house here. We wel
Mrs. Frank Burks of Centrali
spent Sunday with Miss Dais
a lioon conx crop.
Fountain & MeGinnis deliverc
about nineteen hundred barrels ..
corn to parties here this fall atiw
winter. It was raised on IGOaciv
one mile northeast of Thompson.
The greater part was sold to
Burks Bros, of Centralia and ship
ped to Tnion city, Tenn. corn
We have decided to sell to the people of Mex
ico and surrounding country Flour that is man
ufacturod out of the Best Wheat that is raised
in Missouri and milled by a Mexico institution
for the following low paices for cash:
0, K. PATENT, S2.40 per cwt.
Will deliver the goods anywhere in the city
limits and guarantee every sack to be as good as
any Flour that is on the market. Try a sack
and you will be convinced. Just call by 'phone.
Phone, Mo. 112. uoods
Mexico Roller Custom Mills.
A. C. WHITE.
Glasses fitted aud all diseases
Eye, Ear loss
By the latest aud most scientific methods.
EYES TESTED FREE.
Office over Morris & Abbay'a Store, Mexico. 'Phone ICC.
Bold (it 33u. Who - chu - Lvut- tb.s
Audrain corn cropJ
There will be a box supper nt
Trinity church, six miles north of
Mexico, Tuesday night. Jan. 16,
lor thv benefit of the church. The
nipper was auuounced for Dec. 21,
but on uccount of the inclemency
of the weather was postponed until
Central Committee Meeting.
January lOtb, 190C There will
he a meeting of the Audrain coun
ty Democratic central committee at
the court house in Mexico on Sat
urday, Jan. 20th, 190G, at 2 o'
clock p. m., for the purpose of
setting a date for the county pri
mary election, and to transact
such other business as may come
before the committee. All candi
dates fot county offices, and others
vho may be interested, are invited
to be present-
J. N. Stephens, ch'm.
Mrs. Mary J. Tearce of Durant,
1. T., paid the Message n pleas
ant call yesterday, accompanied by
Mrs. Newkirk. Mrs. Pearce is
here visiting her son, William
Pearce of Mexico, and George
of Farber. She will return home
Dr. Frank Goodson, veterina
rian, residing this side of Benton
City, was visited by I. J. Htggin
botham of Kansas City the other
day, the latter soliciting work of
enlarging pictures. Dr. Goodson
told Higginbotham a nnmber of
times that he had no picture work
he wanted done, but the.agent held
n aud insisted. Di Goodson
igain told him that he wanted no
vork and that be just as well move
n. The ageut then got mad aud
voids followed aud then they both
rot huffy. Goodson testified in
urt that Higginbotham got onto
ne porch and held up his t:rip bf
re him and made as tho he wonij
siht. The agent testified that the
octor struck at him. Goodson
as final iu Judge Bass' court but
kill appeal. He pleads that Hig
mbuLhuin became a tresspasser,
ud wheu he first got a hint to go
e should have goue, without fur
ther parleying, aud that is our
opinion too. tho we heard uone of
the testimony. S. D. Stocks rep
resented Goodson aud J. D. Orear
$2.30 per cwt.
$2.20 per cwt.
B, EDWARDS. M. D.