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0 MEXIGO, MISSOURI
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EXIGO ' M
A CHINCH BUG KILLER.
Gets $130 per Head for Cattle
G. B. Moore Buys Fine Sheep.
y Henry Youngblood, near Mnr
tinsburg, has in a field of 50 acres
of wheat and sinee-the lata rain
it is looking fine. His neighbor,
Ben Bortcls, has in 35 acres of
wheat which is also looking fin..'.
Mr. Bertels says he has seen a few
chinch bugs this year. II?" thinks
the fertilizers nse-d is killing the
bug off, to which every wheal
raiser will say amen.
Lewis & Sims, who mark-Mo I
cattle in Chicago, last week, g . '
$130 n head for them. I They av
eraged 1576 pounds. Hut wasn't
that a good price, all right f
O. B. Moore and. wife of near
Vandalia attended the State Fair
at Sedalia. Mr. Moore bought
three fine Shropshire, sheep while
there ,f or $100 a buck and two
ewes. Mr. Moore has a fine flock
of sheep on his farm and makes
John Bacik of Perry sold two
fox hounds the other day for $35.
John Snider of near Santa Fe als)
sells fox hounds; has some now he
will put up against any . of em.
Chris Creigh, in Santa Fe neigh
borhood, has 2,000 bushels of fcnts
New corn is selling at 00 cents
a bushel at Stjuta Fe.
Fred Roberts sold to Tta. Lee
a work mule for ,'$25!
F. E. Wentz has bought a 280
acre farm, within a mile of the
sidewalk of Burlington, (the
county seat) Kansas. He thinks
he has a bargain and "will move
to it next March.
Emmet' Mundy sold a horse
mule colt to T. E. Davenport f jr'
"Wallace Dearing bought a jen
net on the streets the other day
for $3.50. Wallace will not buy
an autonlobile this year.
W. U. Coil at Laddonia is feed
ing 95 heifers and 353 head of
sheep, lie is gathering 80 acres of
corn which kj averaging more than
45 bushels to the acre.
Moss & Ban of Vandalia bought
12 head of horses in Sturgeon a
few days ago.
The Afex Realty Co. of' Sc.
Louis has bought the Bickley
Pasture,, in northeast Mexico. It
it said that' ten new dwelling
, houses will be erected on the
ground this winter. V
W. O. .Smith, the young aua
tioneer'of near Gant, thinks that
if our county fair management
would spend half the' money' it
pays out on fine horses for pre
miums on farm products, the Fair
would get a good deal more at
tention and support from the far
mers, and he points to Ferris Si
Cauthorn 's corn show last week as
proof. ' .
Henry Sanncberk sold a red
cow to W. R. Wisdom for $38.
'Mrs. Scott sold a black mare
mule to Maj. Geo. B. Ramsey for
Fred Roberts sold a span of two
year old mules, to Chas. Sehopp
for $145. .
Frank Elliott sold a gray mare
on the streets here last Saturday
to Bob Loekridge for $3.00. The
s ".nare is a little uueient as to ngv
.'."but she may get there next year
. - ,k1 Art li 1 it TT t
wiin a coat ana men ljoeu
ridge will be laughing last.
Coweta is a new feed now on
the market, containing cottonseed
meal and other fattening elements
and is said to be' . wonderfully
cheap compared with corn, bran
or concentrates. Cottonseed jneal
is bringing the highest prices ever
known,' linseed meal is ti most ex
pensive proposition, sorn is high
and comparatively scarce, and it
might be well for Audrain county
feeders to investigate Coweta if
they wish to save on their feed
bills. 1 '
LADDONIA KOEN KARNIVAL,
List of Awards Notes and Other
Laddonia did herself proud last
week during her three days
Koi n, Karnival. The weather was
id.-nl thruout, except within about
three hours of the close on the
Inst day a heavy' wind cloud with
rain and hail came up and torn
down some of the tents, injuring
slightly some of the needle work
displays. There was nothing else
C. A. Smith, the president, was
here and there and everywhere.
to see that things went right.
while Dr. Rex Hancock, the care
ful and .efficient secretary, worked
from morn till night to help ia
his line of the work. The citizens
of the town and whole surround
ing section of country took great
interest in the Karnival. Some of
the displays, notably the fruits
and corn, were the best we ever
saw grown on the soil of Missouri.
The town was beautifully light
ed up by eleetrricly at night and
the whole little city was in her
best holiday attire. '
We cannot go into particulars
as to the displays. However, we
might mention here some of the
relics showiv which were most in
teresting : 1
Edwin Maehin, near Martins
burg, showed a watch charm, with
Masonic emblems thereon, worn by
one of his ancestors, a pastor of a
Presbyterian church- in England,
in the 14th century.
. A watch charm was shown
made from a piece of rope from
the Battle Ship Maine, destroyed
in Havanna harbor.
A lady's back hair comb, as
wide square as your two hands,
was shown, worn 95 years ago.
Adams' Arithmetic, published
Eliza Day, a book published in
A coffee pot 100 years old.
Two deeds, one signed by
Martin Van Buren and the other
signed by Andrew Jackson.
Flat iron, 100 years old.
Best peck white corn, Chas. Green,
Best peck yellow corn, Bib Landrum
Best 25 ears red corn, John Hanger,
Best 25 ears yellow corn. John
Stalk with most ears, Jim Ware.
Ten largest earB, J. P. Wilson.
Pop corn, Hollfs Crlgler.
Broom corn, S. Hagerman.
Twelve ears white corn, J.C.Teague.
Twelve ears yellow corn. J. L.
Tallest Btalk of corn, M. O. Clutter
nest tm. or corn, D. M. Price.
. Ten ears yellow Dent. E. Shobe.
Ten ears Calico corn, Jno. Hanger.
Best peck wheat,, W. E. Thompson!
fepecial peck wheat, C. A. Mollett.
Best bu. white oats, Joah Barnes.
Best bu. black oats, Chas. Claire.
Best bu. red oats. E. T. Bashears.
Best display vegetables, G. B. Heater,
Best display beets, Mrs. Frank
Best peck potatoes, R. S. Mecklin.
Largest sweet potato, Sam Fuqua,
f ecu sweet potatoes, Sam Fuqua.
Turnips, Jno. Quaiutaince.
Best window display of farm pro-
oners, j.asner & Denmark.
Oldest relic on grounds, Masonic
emblem watch charm. Edw. Machln
Best display apples, Geo. Day.
Best display pears, J. E. Moomaw,
Beat plat persimmons, Ernest Gun-
Best devil's food cake, Mrs. Tobe
Best plate cookies, Mrs. Tobe Du-
list plate doughnuts, Mrs. Joe
Best 1-2 doz. glasses Jelly, Mrs. E.
Onions, Ben McVey.
Peck apples, Jno. Stevens.
Peck peaches. U C. Moore.
Display farm products, O. E. Heater,
Largest pumpkin, Ethel Edwards.
Largest squash, J. A. Edwards.
Best gluBB of Jelly, Mrs. M. Knlpfel
Prettiest baby, Ama Margaret Davis,
vantialla, daughter of T. M. Davis.
PrtittieBt girl baby, under I yr, Vir
ginia riuman or Kush Hill.
Prettiest boy baby, under 1 yr. Ford
Best loaf bread, (Fauchion- flour)
airs, ueo. j jay.
Best loaf yeast bread, Mrs. Geo. Day.
Hem lont salt rising, Mrs. Bea Ale
Beet cake, Mrs. Tobe Dubray.
Best pie,. Mrs. Jim Ware.
wal dlaplay preserves, Mrs. J. W,
nancock. . '
Largest family registering at Mu:
ays Btore, Mrs. G. W. Allen, 13 in
Best qt. pear preserves, Mrs. Pete
Best qt.' peach sweet pickle, Mrs.
U A. Best.
Best pound butter, Mr. B. Stevens.
Best pound butter, D. M. Price.
Tallest bunch wheat, Mrs. Kales.
Best display clover seed, S. P.
Best display timothy seed. Frank
Prettiest handkerchief made by girl
under 16, Nellie Marsh, Centralis, Mo.
Best silk quilt. Mrs. E. A. Lofton. '
BeBt display colored embroidery.
Mrs. E. D. Vande venter. '
Best 3 pieces battenbere. Mrs. Eflle
Prettiest hand made lunch cloth.
Hrs. C. E. Mayhnll.
Prettiest collection emb nlllow cases.
Miss Maud Bell. .-
Prettiest BOfa pillow, Mrs. G. L. Rob
Prettiest piece eyelet embroidery.
Mrs. E. McDaniel.
Prettiest piece shadow embroidery.
Mrs. G. W. Rowby.
'rettiest embroidered waist. Mm. O.
Prettiest pin cushion. Miss Erne Fad-
PrettieBt quilt, Mrs. R.- H. Leet.
Prettiest centerpiece. Miss Allcne
Prettiest article burnt wood. Mrs.
Best made calico dress. Mrs. M. L.
Prettiest dresser and washstand set.
Mrs. C. E. Mayhall.
Display chickens, Fred Hamilton.
Best hen, Fred Hamilton.
BeBt rooster, J. H. Bridgford.
Best pair chickens, Ben Stevens.
Best coop chickens, W. H. Logan.
Best Rhode I. reds, Geo. Day. .
Best White Wyaudottes. J. H.
Best pair ducks, Geo. Maxwell.
Oldest man on grounds. R. E. Ball
Troy, Mo., born Feb. 8, 1820.
Oldest lady. Mrs. J. M. Culhertsnn.
born May 16, 1834.
Best boar, any breed, Jno. Hagan.
Best sow, any breed, Jno. Hagan.
Best herd, W. E. Thompson "n.
Best individual Short-horn. .1 ir
Best individual Jersey, Jno. McCune.
Horses, 1st Day.
BeHt draft horse colt. Wm. Adams
1st; Ben Stevens, 2nd.
Best draft mare colt. Wm. Adams
isi; wm. Adams, znd.
Best draft horse, mare or eeldlnir.
r ran uorman.
iBeBt lady driver, Mrs. Monroe.
Best colt by Henry Gratton. anv
sex, juuii morris.
Best harness mare or sreldiner. fieo
Ramey, Jr., 1st: Geo. Ramey, Sr., 2nd,
Best horse colt.-Ben Stevens. 1st:
uoy i ravis, zna. ,
Finest horse, mare or eeldlne. O W
Ramey, 1st; J. R. Hodge, 2nd.
Best harness team. G. W. Ramev.
isi; j. i'. Anderson, 2nd.
saddle mare, horse or eeldlne. un
der is nands, jack Brown, 1st; Chas,
BeBt horse mule colt. Edw. Machin.
isi vv. k.. usa. 2nd.
Best pair mules shown In harness.
Tom Sholl, Vandalia, 1st; Geo. jBrown,
Best saddle mare, any aee. G. W.
Kamey, 1st; Field Bros, 2nd.
Saddle gelding, any age. G. W.
Kamey, 1st; Field Bros., 2nd.
saddle horse, mare or gelding.
r ieia uros., 1st; o. w. Ramey, 2nd,
west walk, trot or canter. Field
Bros., 1st; G. W. Ramey. 2nd.
Best harness horse, mare or eeld-
nig. ieitt liros., 1st; G. W. Ramey. 2d.
Brooa mare with colt, G. W. Ramey.
uest gentleman rider over 50 years,
W. Ramey, 1st; Jas. Faires. 2nd
Best boy rider, Raymond Brown.
Best Jack, 3 years and under 4. Jno.
Jerman, 1st; G. W. Ramey, 2nd.
Best Jack, 2 years ana under 3. Wm.
uornett, 1st; Wm. Cornett. 2nd.
BeBt Jack, 1 year and under 2. Wm.
uornett, 1st; w. H. Claire, 2nd.
Sweepstake Jack, John Jerman,
Best old fellow, Geo. MOrris.
Largest foot, any man on ground
James Montague, No. 12 shoe,
Mrs. Mears. Dead.
Mrs. W. J. Mears of Foley, Mo.
came to Mexico two or three
weeks ago to visit her sister her?,
Mrs. Homer Mears, and white
here took ill with appendicitis
Last Friday morning she under
went an operation and later i-
the day she died. She, was 24 years
of age. The busband survives her
The body was shipped to her home
Terror to Law Breakers.
The Columbia Herald comments
Over in Audrain, Prosecuting
Attorney Ernest Gant is proving
a terror to the violators of th
local option laws. Fanes of $300
were assessed in' nearly every
E. B. Campbell of Auxvasse
sold at auction a $1,000 Reo five
passenger automobile, at tho Lad
donia Korn Karnival last Thurs
day; It only, brought $550 ane1
Charlie Stevens was the buyer.
Mrs, E. M. Roberts and family
of this city have moved to St
GREAT CORN 8H0W.
J. C. Beasley Winner Against 214
The Ferris & Cauthorn Corn
Show last week proved one of the
most interesting and attractive
things ever held in Mexico.
There were 214 exhibits and
among them there were samples
of corn, many thought, that would
equal or excel anything shown
at either the Missouri State Fair
or the State Fair at Springfield,
Prof. A. II. Demaree, c
College of Agriculture of
State University, judged
samples of corn. J. C. Beasley, of
near Benton City, had the finest
corn of the 214 sarfiples on dis
play. He geta the J. I. Case corn
planter. Arthur Irick, north of
Mexico, had second best; Fred
Cordner, of Auxvasse, was third,
and Frank Cordm, fourth.
Mr. Beasley 's corn was the
Boone Connty White. He says he
is going to change the name of it
' Beasley 's Pride." The sam
ples he showed here, and which
won the blue ribbon, were from
corn grown from the pick of 18
bushels last spring. Mr. Beastey
thinks you can better breed your
corn up than dawn if you will !!);
areful in selecting your5 seed.
Fourteen ears of the best sam
ples on display were selected and
Prof. Demaree delivered a lec
ture Saturday afternoon, listened
to by a large crowd over Ferris
& Cauthorn 's store, and the fol
lowing weire some of his observa
Just simply the fact that corn
might be a prize winner in a show
does not necessarily recommend
it as the very best corn to grow,
In all our shows we aim to pieit
that corn which is the best seed
corn combined with he best of
appearances. In cases where the
corn is lacking seriously in vital
ity or is lacking in breed type, the
sample is not considered and con
sequently fails to win.
There have been great numbers
of corn shows held over this and
neighboring States within the last
few years and it has been fount
that where interest has been taken
in such shows there has been
decided increase in the yield of
corn. This comes from the fact
that by the use of the score card
and the principles embodied in it
the very best of corn is secured;
that is to say, the samples that
win are those that have tho most
corn on. The whole score card is
fitted to pick out those ears which
will shell the highest per cent of
corn en cob.
It can easily be seen that if all
of those ears which are imperfect
could have been filled out with
good corn the increase in yield
would have been eonsiderabl
Aside from that, the score card
'tit t i
picas inoso ears ana samples
which have the most perfect
grains and the best germ.
"The McMillan" Staff.
The staff for "The McMillan"
the High School annual, has been
chosen, as follows: Poole Harri
son, editor-in-chief Ralph Wayne,
assistant editor-in-chief ; Miss
Addie Cunningham, secretary ;
Roy Wright, business manager;
Bush Atchison, advertising mana
ger; Sydney Houston, joke editor;
Miss Minerva Pearson, assistant
, I Mrs. Meyers Dead.
Mrs.' Vinita May Meyers, 32
years of age, the wife of F, F.
Meyers, died at her home in this
city last Saturday of tuberculocis
of the bowels. ' The husband and
one daughter, nine years of age,
survive her. Father J. J. Dillon
conducted funeral (services . and
the body was shipped to Hanoi
bal for burial.
KILLED IN MINE.
Laddonia Young Man Falls to HU
Death in Shaft. v
Albert Theodore Akridge, 22
years of age, son of Mr. and Mrs.
John Akridge of Laddonia, was
killed last Wednesday afternoon
by a fall in a shaft where Bob
Ferris is prospecting for coal on
the old Luther Moss tract of land
in south Laddonia. The shaft was
about 00 feet deep.
A blast had been set off about
three o'clock in the afternoo.i
and two hours later young Ak
ridge went down to see about
proceeding with the work. It is
supposed that tho gas and smoke
!iad not yet all gotten out. He
soon signaled to be drawn up.
When within about 20 feet of the
top the horse stopped, as it al
ways did when anything went
wrong with the basket, and it is
supposed that then the boy fell
out, about 40 feet, while so near
the top and safety. His brother,
Giller, in his excitement under
took, to go down after him and
came near losing his life also.
Theodore was a harmless, in
offensive boy and we are pained
to hear of his sudden taking away.
The funeral was preached Friday
at the home by Rev. II. B. Rice.
Among the Old Boys.
J. B. Ferguson, of the Herald,
Lock Springs, Mo., was in Mexieo
last Saturday and made the Mes
sage a pleasant call. He was a
citizen of Mexico years ago and
set type on the Intelligencer when
it was owned by John W. Ja-ks
and J. F. Hutton. His aunt, Mrs
Naney O. Stone, who died recently
in MaysviJle, Ky., an account of
which appeared in the Message
at the time, was the first white
woman who ever lived in Mexieo.
At her death she was near 100
years of age. She was a relative
of Mrs. J. D. Inlow, now living at
Mr. Ferguson was able to find
only three persons here whom m
used to know, Wick Mason, Dock
Graham and Mark Pilcher; Al
Bodine, the colored barber, should
also be included in this list. He
remembers E. D. Graham when he
was a member of a cornet ba.id
here in 1862. Graham was the
best looking fellow in the bunch
By the way, Mexico could afford
a luxury then she can not afford
now in a cornet band.
Mr. Ferguson well remembers
many of our old citizens who have
been called to the world beyond
among them: Ben Johnson, Ben
Cauthorn, J. D. Morris, Ben Dob
yns, and others. He remembers
the spot in Mexico, where Gen
U. S. Grant was camped during
the Civil War. Ferguson is on
of the old type of citizenship and
is an interesting fellow to meet
Mr. Dugan Dead.
Mr. Michael Dugan, 80 years o
age, died in a hospital in. St. Louis
last Sunday of blood poirfoning
Some weeks ago he became a suf
ferer from an ingrown toenail
The whole foot became diseased
and about two weeks since his lei;
was amputated below the knee.
His suffering lead to his death.
Deceased is survived by four
children, as follows: Wm. Pugan,
of St. Louis; Miss Hannah Dugan
and Mrs. Hoberty, of Kansa City,
and Mrs. J. R. Gilgore of this
The Laddonia Herald says that
J.-N. Trexell of near Wellsville
has bought the Wm. McKinley
furm of 160 acres, 1 mile north of
Laddonia, at $62.50 per acre. He
will move to it soon.
- Buck Williams, colored, section
hand on the Wabash railroad, was
struck by a train near the Ice
Plant Thursday morning last and
was badly bruked in the head,
back and legs.
A VALUABLE SUGGESTION.
A Historical Society for Audrain
Mexico, Mo., Oct. 9, 1909.
In his address at Laddonia last
Thursday, the 7th hist., our dis
tinguished and much loved repre
sentee in Congress, Hon. Champ
Clark, struck a responsive chord
which has been ringing in my
ears for a number of months. Mr.
Clark suggests the organization
of a Historical Society in each
county in the State. This is good
and should be carried out. But
having spent nearly twenty years
of my life in old Audrain, I am
of course more interested in the
history and the preservation of
the history of this county, and
for a number of months have been
wanting to respectfully suggest
o history and reminiscence lovers
this county, through the
courtesy of the county press, the
advisability and desirability of
organizing and incorporating a
permanent body for the purpose
f chronicling and preserving the
past and current history of Au-
Iraiu county. This could be done
by papers prepared on the vari
ous topics by the members of the
society and read at the meetings.
say annually or gem-annually, and
thus a very pleasant tjme be en
joyed by the members, while do-
ng a valuable service to the cause
of history and future generations
n this great county and state.
These prepared papers would of
ourse be recorded in the perma
ueut record of the society.
Who is not interested in tin?
sturdy old pioneers who received
this land from Uncle Sam, con
quered the wilderness and brought
it into civilized form? Shall their
names, their heroism, their his
tory, sink into oblivion and b
lost through the carelessness of
an unappreciated and ungrateful
Audrain has produced and
claimed many good and great
men and women, whose works
live, and will continue to live af
ter them. Shall their records and
history perish by reason of in
difference or shall it be preserved
in an intelligent form?
The history of old families of
the county, particular individuals
of note, officers of the county, or
ganization of the towns, enter
prises and achievements of men
and womeu of the county, would
all make interesting reading.
With a membership that th"
society ought to have the payment
of a pittance from all would with
our advanced art of printing, en
able the society to print its work
in a series of volumes for the bene
fit of its members.
Such an organization should be
entirely void of any narrow or
sectional spirit, and its member
ship should ' be composed of in
terested citizens from every por
tion of the county.
Ladies should be eligible to
membership as well as men.
It is a well known fact, Mr.
Editor, that newspapers usually
take the lead in matters of general
interest. I feel certain that the
discussion of such an organiza
tion in your paper both editorially
and from correspondents, would
be of interest, and it is much
hoped that a goodly number of
Audrain county people will meet
and organize. If not asking tot
much of the reader will you not.
if interested, express yourself by
postal card or otherwise to a
county newspaper man who will
doubtless be glad to publish
the interview or general sentiment
and tiny; aid in establishing such
an organization in our county?
, ' II. P. Warden.
A. O. Alexander of. Laddouli
has bought an automobile.
City Marshall Kemp Dead.
W. Robert Kemp, City Marsha',
died last Wednesday night, ai;
8:15 o'clock,' after an ilbiess of a
week of pneumonia.
Deceased was a native of Calk-
way'counly, born July 4, 1841. IIj
was never married. Ho is sur
vived by the following brothers
and sisters: Hop, James and Am
nion Kemp, and Mrs. Wm. Canter
bury, Mrs. G. T. Hook and Mrs.
Nannie Saunders. Deceased was
gre-atly devoted to his mother,
who died about 12 months ago.
Mr. Kemp joined the Confeder
acy anil served thru the Uiv;l
War, taking part in many im
portant engagements in the South.
He met many of his old comrades
n anus at the late Coufederat-;
reunion held in Mexico. For
many years he served as police
officer of Mexico. He joined the
Christian church in 1874 under
the preaching of Eld. W. II. Hook,
who was called on to preach his
funeral held at the Mexieo Chris
tian church Friday morning at 1!)
o'clock, after which the body was
taken to Roek Hill cemetery,
south of Worcester, for burial.
The news of his death was an
nounced Wednesday night by the
ringing of the City Hall bell. De
ceased had life insurance for
$1,000 and was a member of the
Odd Fellows lodge.
Deceased was widely knowi
and many friends will mourn hi.-t
John R. Brown, southwest of
Mexieo. has one of the finest look
ing wheat fields in that neighbor
hood. "The New Preacher."
The Rev. II. I. Cobb was recent
ly returned to the Mexieo Cir
cuit of the M. E. Church, South,
by the annual conference at Sa
vannah, whereupon the above pic
ture, with the words in quotation
below it. was printed in the "Cir
cuit Rider."' published by the said
Rev. Cobb. It is Br.). Cobb's thirl
year on this work; he is the new
preacher all right, and the old one
too. lie preaches at Littleby. north
east of Mexico; Bethel, in the
Champ neighborhood; at Bethle
hem. 12 miles northwest of Mex
ieo, and at Trinity, five miles
northwest of Mexico.
He is a very p pular fellow ami
the brethren were very happy to
have "the new preacher" return
ed. They showed their apprecia
tion in a substantial way just
last week. On Thursday a bright
new buggy, of the YVlie Carriage
Co. make of Moline. 111., 'was deliv
ered at tiro. 'ohi) s Home as :i
present from his parishioners, a
complete surprise to tho preacher.
Ferris & Cauthorn say it was
paid for and that is all the brother
has been told about it.
He is "The New Preacher"
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40th Year in Busiuesa
0W.W. Fry. I'res.,
QSaui Locke Cashier. . '
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