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MEXICO, MISSOURI, APRIL 25, 1912
The Commercial Club's Saddle
Stake for the Mexico t air.
K. W. Pollock hands us a copy
of Hip Breeders' Gazette, which
lins a circulation in all parts of
tl,P world, which contains the fol
lowing interesting communica-
l.v the way. we notice the
T?.nlit. published at
,M.v plan of offering Makes
for competition among saddle
lll)VS1..s will be inaugurated at
Mesieo, Mo., this year The Com
mercial Club of that city is help
ing to develop better farming and
better live stock. Mexico is one
of the great centers for the pro
,,. ion of fine-gaited saddle hors
es, and the Commercial Club has
decided to offer what is known ns
The Mexico Commercial Club
Guaranteed $1,000 Saddle Stake.
The stake is to be awarded at
11,0 Mexico Fair this fall. It is
piniranteed by fifty of the leading
live stock and business men wno
live in and ubout the City of Mex
ico. The conditions of the stake
lire: 1 per cent, or $10, to nomi
nate a horse to be shown ; 2 per
cent additional, or $20, to be paid
before the contest, and 5 per cent,
or $."(), to be deducted from the
money winners. The money is to
be divided as follows : First prize,
$300; second, $250; third, $150,
and fourth, $100.
This is the first stake of its kind
to be offered in Missouri for sad
dle horses or any other class of
live stock. Its success will be
watched with interest, since if it
proves satisfactory the same gen
era plan may well be put into
operation by county fairs in this
or any other state. It seems
highly probable that effort and
money of a commercial club di
rected in this way will have a
prominent and noticeable effect
upon the adjacent country and
thereby help the city. It also
seems that work in this direction
is of more lasting good than many
efforts undertaken by organiza
tions. This new line of work for
commercial clubs seems very com
mendable. E. A. Trowbridge,
Missouri Agricultural College.
Two Fallen Heroes.
The Central Christian Advo
cate of Kansas City publishes a
lengthy obituary of the late Rev.
O. S. Middleton, who died recent
ly at Uuionville, Mo. Bro. Ml
illeton was highly beloved by all
his church wherever known. 'lie
is well remembered by many
Mexico people. Was pastor of
the M. E. church here from 1889
Rev. R. L. Thompson of
Mound City, Mo., who went to
1'nionville to assist in the funeral
f Rev. Middleton was stricken
with apoplexy after ho arrived at
the home of his fallen brother and
died about ten hours after. Thus
I wo heroes of the Cross passed,
iiw together, to their reward.
An Even Dozen.
The following are late new sub
scribers or renewals for the Mes
: W. P. Settle, I . T. Van
O. W. Ramey, R. B. Kerr, J.
; ""cock, Dr. W. E. Cornett,
Ray, J. A. Vaughn, J. F.
J, "1'1"1' W. J. Winscott, A. P.
K'nn, Rev. W. C. Rice.
Twenty dollars was donated
ils Sun(iay by the Mexico Pres-J-tenan
church for the families
r '' destitute made so by the
'"antic disaster last week.
K' Harvey, down at Francis.
l"lped ou a rusty nail a few days
'"HI ran it thru his foot
much ''PPening has riven him
GRIND THE CORN.
Saves Lots of Waste and Makes a
Horace Mundy of nenr Mexico
had a drove of fat heifers on the
National Market a few days ago
which brought him $7.25. They
weighed (Sf pounds average.
The Live Stock Reporter quotes
in ThfflMr. Mundv on sloek feeding, and
other matters, as follows:
"Animals are like human be
ings in the respect that they
won't eat what they don't like,
mid it is the main care of the feed
er to find something that not only
fattens well, but tastes well - to
the stock," said Horace Mundy,
one of Audrain county, Mo., big
feeders, "and," continued Mr.
Mundy, "I think I have about ns
good a way as anyone. I noticed
how cattle took to meal feeds, so
I tried grinding all of their
ration. The heifers I marketed
yesterday at $7.25 had been on
feed for about five months, on
ground cob meal and cottonseed
meal, and they made an excep
tionally good gain. I think that,
grinding the corn right on the cob
saves lots of waste and makes as
good a feed as can be obtained.
Another thing that never wants
to be overlooked in the fattening
of cattle is their ea'sy access to
water and if possible running
water, for they must drink if they
eat. General conditions in our
section are beginning to look
brighter, as most of the oats are
sowed and all the farmers are
busy. However, the wheat out
look is bad and I don't believe the
farmers will derive much profit
from this grain in 1912."
Columbia, Mo., April 22. Mr.
and Mrs. Albert Caldwell, mis
sionaries from Siam, who are
among the survivors of the Titan
ic disaster, are schoolmates of the
Rev. C. M. Aker, pastor of the
First Methodist church, of Colum
bia, formerly of Mexico. They
attended school together at Park
College, Parkville, Mo. Mr. and
Mrs. Caldwell's infant -son also
was saved. They will visit Mr.
Caldwell's father, at Marceline,
Colo., on their way to their home
at Colorado Springs, Colo. They
may also visit Mr. Aker here.
Mr. Chas. F. Meyer, northwest
of Mexico, and Miss Emma
Sehrader, also northwest of town,
were united in marriage by Rev.
W. C. Rice of the circuit parson
age at 5 o'clock p. m., Thursday,
the 18th inst., returning imme
diately to the home of the groom,
where they will make their future
abode. Our warmest congratula;
tions extended them.
So, the "Bachelor's Hall" is to
be lighted up by a new and
better housekeeper. Maybe a
song will ring out occasionally;
some flowers will bloom, and
other decorations will be seen.
Above all, the woman herself is a
decoration to the home. Let
others go and do likewise as Mr.
Margaret, the small daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. John B. Graham,
was bitten in the face by a dog
last Friday. The cheek was quite
JUss .Mary Johnston, ot near
Santa Fe, visited her grand
parents in Mexico, first of the
week, Mr. and Mrs. W. X. Boat
man. Miss Emma Marshall is recov
ering from a hard siege with the
Wm. Smith Dead.
Will Roy Smith. 27 years old,
employed at the Shoe Factory,
died at the homo of his brother,
Carl Smith, of tlfts city, last
Monday. He look ill Saturday
night. Acute nephritis, or kidney
trouble, is given as the cause of
his death. He was a single man
and was the son of J. L. T. Smith
of Santa Fe. A brother, James
Smith, also resides at Santa Fe.
An uncle, I. J. X. Smith, resides
at Laddonia and an aunt, Mrs.
Josie Sliinn, lives at andalia.
His mother before her marriage
was Miss Sarah Fisher, whose
parents formerly lived near Far
tier. The body of deceased was ship
ped to Molino Tuesday over the
electric line and then taken to
Santa Fe, burial yesterday by the
side of his mother in the cemetery
at South Fork church. Our sym
pathy extended the bereaved
The Lamp Explodes.
" J. W. Brewer, out on Xorth
Jefferson street, had a little fire
at his home last Friday night, a
blaze catching in his kitchen
while the family was away from
home. It is supposed that a lamp
which had been left burning in
the kitchen exploded and started
the fire. The fire department ar
rived in time to save serious dam
age. An Editor's Visit.
E. B. Harkrider in his Pike Co.
News uses the following para
graphs Ye editor attended the Congres
sional convention at Mexico lust
week, and found the Republicans,
of that city a most hospitable
bunch. They entertained all vis
itors with a dinner which was
served by the ladies of the M. E.
church. The people generally give
all strangers the glad hand. Mex
ico is a live town. It has many
paved streets and will this sum
mer extend the paving. Mexico
believes in improvements and is
willing to pay the price, and
judging from appearances it pays
a big interest on the investment.
The progressive spirit never fails
to bring big returns.
Miss Hinebaugh Dead.
Miss Beulah Hinebaugh, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Iline
baugh of this city, died rather
suddenly last Friday, at about
noon. The cause for her death i
not fully understood, it seems.
She took ill Monday.
The funeral was held at the
home Sunday afternoon, Rev. W.
II. Hook conducting the services.
Burial in Elmwood. Our sympa
thy extended the sorrowing
parents and brothers and sisters.
36th Annual Session Missouri
John B. Smith, a brother of
Joseph and W. P. Smith of Mex
ico, died at Mt. Vernon, Mo., last
Sunday. Joseph Smith here at
tended the funeral.
Mr. Grover Sutton and Miss
Maude Cobbs Were married in
Vandalia Wednesday of last
week, Rev. Luke Kirtley officiat
Our splendid friend E. R. Ila
gan of Laddonia called to see the
Message Tuesday and left his dol
lar to renew for the paper.
Mr. and Mrs. John Hamilton, of
La Veta, Colo., are visiting their
relative here, R. R. Buckner. v
Dr. J. B. Hawkins was at Sa
vannah this week on professional
Andrew Hunsaker of this city
who has been very ill, is reported
Miss Leota Weaver returned
home Thursday from a few days' j
visit in Mexico.
Thad Anderson is assisting j
Peyton Cnuthorn with his farm j
duties this spring.
Miss Pearl Tucker closed a very
successful term of school in the '
Botts district Friday and return
ed to her home at Mexico Satur
day. Misses Cordie and Mary Botts
were guests of Mr. and Mrs. An
drew Cauthorn Friday night. x
Peyton Elliott nnd daughter,
Miss Nannie Ruth, were guests of
Mrs. Bledsoe and son. Earl, at
Wilbur Bridgford of Mexico
was the guest of his friend, Miss
Minnie Anderson, Thursday
afternoon. Mr. Bridgford left
Friday for St. Louis where he has
accepted a position.
Miss Beulah Syler, of Laddonia,
has been elected teacher for Mo
lino school for the next term. Miss
Laura Syler, a sister of the form
er, taught our school several
years ago and gave splendid sat
isfaction. Mr. and Mrs. James Denham, of
near Beagles school house, were
guests of John Ileizer and wife
Tuesday night. Mr. Denham
went to St. Louis Wednesday
morning but Mrs. Denham re
mained until Thursday morning
with Mrs. Ileizer.
Dick Creed and family enter
tained at dinner Sunday J. J.
Ileizer and wife, R. L. neizer and
family, and Homer Roberts and
Misses Laura and Beulah Syler
of Laddonia were guests of Miss
Ruth Woods a few days last week.
Postal Savings Bonds.
The Mexico, Mo., Postoffice is
authorized to announce that by
applying on or before Jnne 1st
depositers of the Postal Savings
System may exchange the whole
or part of their deposits for U. S.
registered or coupon bonds in de
nominations of $20, $100 and
$500, bearing interest from July
1, 1912, at the rate of 2 1-2 per
cent per annum, payable semi
annually and redeemable at the
pleasure of the U. S. after one
year from. date of issue, both prin
cipal and interest payable 20
years from that date in U. S.
gold coin. Postal savings are
exempt from all taxes or duties
of the U. S. as well as from taxa
tion in any form by or under
state, municipal or local authori
ty. License to marry was grant'ed
this week to Mr. Orville B.
Melahn and Miss Marie L. Miller,
both of Audrain county.
Mrs. Etta Parks, of Centralia,
is taking treatment for chronic
stomach trouble at the Mexico
E. P. Pulis, of Center, Ralls
county, visited S. A. Pulis and
family here latter part of last
Henry Kelly has moved back" to
Mexico from Bloomington, 111. His
sister, Mrs. Wm. Thomas, resides
Mrs. Laura Thrailkill at Sleep
er, Mo., boosts' her Message sub
scription a big round dollar's
Miss LTny Reed Diggers and
Mrs. Myrtle Reed, her aunt, visit
ed in Xew Florence last Sunday.
Mrs. A. P. Bishop of Miami,
Mo., is visiting her daughter here,
Mrs. Andrew Hunsaker.
Charlie Wilkins sends the Mes-,
sage to his sister, Mrs. Harry!
Crump, at Clyde, Kan.
Weather is beginning to look
like sure enough spring had come.
Grass is beginning to grow. The
winter wheat crop is looking badly
and some farmers are plowing it
up to put in corn. Oats are all
about sown. There will be a light
acreage put out in Xorth Calla
way. We have a heavy bloom for
fruit except peaches, and the
most of the old trees killed on ac
count of the extreme cold winter.
George McDonald, one of
Xorth Callaway's hustling fann
ers, has seven acres of corn planted.
('. L. Boyd is moving his house
hold goods and farm machinery
to his farm lately traded for near
Xew Bloomfield, Mo. Mr. Boyd
was delayed in moving on account
of muddy roads.
W. O. Porter, one of Xorth Cal
laway's worthy young teachers,
will teach the coming winter term
of school in nally District at $f0
J. W. Daily, Concord's all
around farmer and merchant, is
shoveling 80 cent corn to a car
load of extra good three year old
steers for the early spring
E. E. Kennon
head of porkers
is feeding HO
for the early
Walter and Will Gilmore are
feeding 40 head of good hogs and
have them contracted to go the
last half of May at $7.50 per hun
Wm. P. Porter sold to J. E. Bo
zarth an aged work horse for $30.
W. J. Woods sold to Albert At
kinson a good young work horse
last week for $135.
W. J. Woods shipped out a car
load of horses and milch cows, a
mixed load, last Saturday.
Jake Aliens, of near Xew
Bloomfield, who lately traded
farms with C. L. Boyd for the let
ter's 80 acre farm just over the
line in Audrain, has moved and is
getting ready to farm.
Chal. Henderson, one of North
Callaway's hustling farmers, is
building an addition to his dwell
ing of two front rooms, on his
farm jvat north of Concord.
XT. C. Lawrence will occupy
dwelling and till the farm
The Louisiana News and the
Louisiana Press Journal have
agreed on "what is the matter
with Louisiana." It is in two
words booze and ward politics.
i hese two papers are arguing,
"Let's get rid of the booze, ward
politics and some of the profes
sional gamblers that are the curse
of the town." Yes, and the Mes
sage remarks that there are other
towns in Missouri cursed just like
Mrs. M. S. Carter and "tittle son,
James, of Glasgow, visited Mrs.
Carter's parents here this week,
Mr. and Mrs. W. N. Boatman.
Mrs. Carter also had the pleasur
able surprise Monday of meeting
her brother here, Robt. J. Boat
man, who dropped in for a couple
of days on a trip from New York
to his home in Belize, British Hon
duras. Mrs. Clarence A. Barnes and
little daughter, Marjory, visited
relatives in Kansas City last
Judge W. O. Gray of Bowling
Green spent last Sunday with his
friend J. W. Daniel in this city.
j J. L. Smith, who for a number
of years conducted a store at
Gant, has moved to Mexico.
A revival meeting is in progress
at the Presbyterian church at
Institute of Homeopathy.
In session at Kansas City this
week. The following is a part of
Bureau of Clinical Medicine.
T. H. Wilcoxen, M. D.. Bowling
W. E. Reily, M. D., Fulton.
"Totality of the Symptoms."
T. II. Winans, M. D., Mexico.
"Homeopathy vs. The Vaccine
E. J. Burch, M. I)., Carthage,
'The Pneumonia Question."
Maeelay Lyon, M. D., Kansas
City, "The Diagnosis of Incipient
T. II. Wilcoxen, M. D., Bowling
Green, "lnbuenzn and Some Com
Bureau of Gynecology. W. E.
Reily, M. D., Fulton. Chairman.
E. J. Burch. M. D., Carthage.
"Her First Office Treatment."
T. II. Winans, M. D Mexico.
"Seeing Without Eyes, or Treat
ing the Soul."
H. W. Westover, M. D.. St.
Joseph, "Non-Surgical Treatment
of Diseases of Women."
F. F. Netherton, M. D., Clinton,
"Medical Treatment of Menor
rhagia." Willis Young, M. D., St. Louis,
"Mammary Tumors Prognosis
and Surgical Treatment."
W. A. Guild, M. D., Des Moines,
Iowa, "Treatment of Carcinoma
of the Uterus without Opera
tion." W. E. Reily, M. D., Fulton,
"Mamillaries and Ovaries."
Wm. Steele and family, who
have been in Boonville for the
past five years, have moved back
to Mexico. Mr. Steele is an ex
pert electrician and will have
charge of the lectric railway pow
er house here, in the northwest
part of town. All are glad to
welcome these good people back
to our city.
Wilbur Bridgford, son of Dr.
and Mrs. E. McD. Bridgford, of
this city, has secured a fine posi
tion as machinist for an auto sales
company in St. Louis. Wilbur is
a good and capable boy and we
wish him well in his new position.
HIGH HILL DISTRICT.
(Intended for last week.)
The men in this vicinity have
been dragging the roads, .thus
making them fine.
Mrs. Minnie Reed, formerly of
the neighborhood of Gant, is very
sick of pneumonia.
Mr. J. E. Lanhams' attended
church at Union, south of Cen
tralia. Sunday and also visited her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W.
Luke Spencer's baby while slid
ing around on the floor stuck a
needle in its hip. The needle broke
off in the hip and they had to take
the baby to the doctor to have tho
needle taken out.
John Rediger and family at
tended church and Sunday school
at their home church, the Minon
George Spencer has been sick,
but is well again.
Lillian Lanham has been visit
ing her aunt, Mrs. Henry Adams,
Monta Barnes and little sister,
Mildred, visited Emma and Elsie
Ruth Sellers visited little Mary
Alice Pulis Friday.
Mrs. Sanders' girl, that had the
diphtheria, has been chilling and
is poorly yet though she seemed to
get over diphtheria all right.
Louie Botkins, Price and Marv
B'arris are recovering from the
Luke Edwards, of south of Mex
ico, visited his sister, Hattie Pulis,
the last of last week.
Ray and Perry Miller are sow-
ing oats on the farm they rented
This week's overpowering topic-
of news is the sinking of tho
world's greatest steamship, tho
Titantic. Thru an arrangement
with the news association from
which we receive our service,
which insures accurate and com
plete reports of the news of tho
world, wo are enabled to present
to our readers this week a very
comprehensive report of the trag
edy. The report might be extend
ed to cover page after page, but
as we present it to our readers it
is complete as to tho main fact
and of thrilling interest by reason
of the words of tho survivor
which go to make up the report.
The disaster is appalling big
beyond comprehension as you
will agrco when you read tho
thorough report which the Mes
sage presents to its readers on
We arc sent a newspaper din-
ping giving account of the gradu
ating exercises of tho Montrose,
Mo., Grammar School. We notico
that the baccalaureate sermon
was preached by Rev. O. W. Pet
ty, who is most favorably re
membered in this county, where
he, and his good wife, who is n
sister of Mrs. W. H. Hook of this
city, formerly lived.
Miss Sallio Crane closed a verr
successful eight months' term of
school in the Chapel Grove neigh
borhood, near Martinsburg, re
cently, tour pupils were neither
absent nor tardy during the en
tire term. According to the
Oracle they were, Enell Mitchell,
Lee Rhodes, Amy and Belle Dear
doff. Miss Emma L. Barrett, of San
Antonio, Texas, in renewing for
the Message adds this sentence:
"It does me good to hear from m
old home town of Mexico, Mo.,
but I am pained at times to noto
the death of so many of the old
Pastor F. W. Leonard of tho
Rush Hill Christian church urges
the presence of the entire mem
bership of said church at tho
morning service next Lord's day,
April 28. Important business to
bo looked after.
I). M. Jennings & Sons of Cen
tralia are suing J. S. Overholt in
the Audrain County Circuit Court
for $320 which they allege de
fendant owes them as commission
in a land deal.
Joe Maserang, convicted in this
county in 1909 on a chargo of
burglary and sent to State's pris
on for three years, was released
last week under tho three-fourths
rule. He made a good prisoner.
W. E. Sharp, trustee for F. W.
Drewer, bankrupt at Rowcna, has
appointed the following as ap
praisers for tho Drewer property
at Rowcna: A. II. Leach, Claude
Tribble and George Hatcher.
Miss Hermie Gibbs closed a
very successful term of school in
the Washington district last
Thursday. Pupils and teacher en
joyed a flower hunt at the noon
A pension at the rate of $12 a
month has been granted to Mrs.
Alice A. Fritts. wife nl' 1 1 - t
Dr. John Rule Fritts, of this city.
i Mexico Savings Bank
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