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MEXICO, MISSOURI, MAY 2,1912
THAT'S THE WAY BISHOP
WM. A. QUALE PUTS IT.
A Sermon on The Exaltation of
The Christ A "Job" and
Our readers will be interested
in reading a few quotations from
l'.ishop W. A. (junto, of Oklahoma,
which lie used last Sunday in de
dicating a new $50,000 church in
St. Louis, of which Rev. (J rant A
Kobins, well remembered b
many in Mexico, is pastor.
"In this country we have so
lew soldiers they're a joke, a run
riot. If all of them were to shoot
off their guns at once we
wouldn't, even smell powder. If
all of them were to shoot at once
the people would only think they
were smoking hams," said tin
"Why haven't we any more
soldiers t" he continued. "Be-
- ...n r. r Inn li,air TM-rt . 1 11 1 11 f I
men and women.
"Christ said, 'Put up your
swords,' and the world as a world
has put up its sword." Turning to
former Vice-President Fairbanks
who was a guest of honor on tin
platform, the Bishop said: "Mr.
Fairbanks a few years ago wem
mound the world and he didn't
have a pistol in his pocket, nor
knife in his sheath. Why ! Bt
cause Almighty God has pacified
"1 have been in every large
American city. I have been in all
their byways and highways and
helhvays and I never even carried
a cane. Whenever I saw anybody
going to hold me up I just took
off my hat and let them see the
danger signal of my red hair."
"There's lots of foolish talk
about war and about world peace,
because everybody's talking
about it, and when everybody
talks there's bound to be some
silly talk. Of course, if only the
discriminating, like you and me,
talked about it it would be differ
ent." The Bishop paid a tribute to
"This is the only country
where we're not afraid to let
everything out," he said. "Man
didn't need to read until be knew
he was u man."
"To exalt the Christ," he de
clared j "that is the job of the
ih.ulIi. I don't mean the 'task'
of the church. Somebody will
ask me why 1 didn't say 'task' in
stead of 'job.' "Well, the reason
is, I don't want to say task. Task
means real hard labor. Job meain
business on the run.
"There never was a Republic
till Jesus got here. There could
have been no such things ns
Pluto's Republic. There couldn't
have been a Republic under
Socrates. Jesus is the great
Democrat. We may not have a
perfect democracy here in this
country, but we are getting
nliead. We are trying the prinei
pie of plain, straight human
'Wiat is democracy! It is the
"vniff operative sense that man
"'id man are equal. It is the sub
'"nest doctrine ever brought to
-arth, and Jesus brought it.
Miss Jeanette White has been
'"'l'loyed as teacher in the Burn
lim district for next fall and
winter. We understand she gets
0 per month.
The Baptist Sunday school base
,,fdl nine has been organized foi
'lie coming summer season. Ovens
Adams was elected manager and
Je B. Daniel, captain.
Riding on Bumpers Falls and Is
Cut in Two.
Henry Hughes, 22 years old,
whose parents reside at North
Jefferson, just this side of Cedar
City, with Arthur Martin,
another brakeman who resides in
Mexico, got a lay-off n few days
ago and thought to take a trip
from here to Hannibal. They
first went to Louisiana. There
they caught a train bound north.
They first rode on top the train
but later, driven by a heavy rain,
according to reports, they slid
down to the bumpers and by some
means Hughes lost his hold and
fell. One arm was cut off and the
train passed across one side of hi-i
body'. He was terribly mangled
and no doubt died instantly. The
body was taken to the home of his
parents for burial.
Hannibal, Mo.. April 20.
Henry Hughes of Mexico. Mo., a
Chicago and Alton switchman,
fell beneath a Burlington frek'ht
train in Hannibal, and was in
stantly killed todav. He was on
his way to Hannibal to visit Miss
Gertrude Bowen, his sweetheart.
Attempting to save a few hours
cost Hughes his life. He and Wal
ter Martin, a fireman, boarded a
freight train at Louisiana, Mo.,
rather time wait for a passenger
train to Hannibal several hours
Dr. Denies Foot Race.
We met our very excellent
friend Dr. R. W. Bourne the
other day, the youngest old man
in Mexico, who recently" cele
brated bis 92nd birthday, and we
told him that we had understood
he recently entered a foot race.
"Who told that," he hastily in
quired," I haven't run since the
war." He and Charles Leeper
went over to Auxvasse a short
time ago and both walked one
and one-fourth mile out to the
home of Charles M. Lawrence, a
pretty good feat, for either, we
thought, and that's why we ven
tured to joke the" doctor a bit.
Mr. Wm. Corcoran, a popular
engineer of "The Only Wav,"
and Miss Lelia Mansfield, a high
ly esteemed young lady of this
city, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
m. Mansfield, were united in
marriage last Thursday, Rev. J.
C. Handy officiating. They will
make Mexico their home. Onr
best wishes extended them.
The debate at ' Montgomery
City last Friday night between
the Centralia and Montgomery
City high schools resulted in a
victory for Montgomery City.
Raymond Cox and Arthur Sames
were the Centralia disputants.
The judges were Dr. J. 1). Elliff,
Columbia; Rev. G. C. Vannoy,
Centralia, and Milton Jones,
We renewed acquaintance the
other day with our old boyhood
friend, "Bud" Campbell," who
lives south of Benton City. Mr.
Campbell loves to talk of the
dancing days and the visits to the
"babbling brooks" and "swim
ming holes" in the earlier times
in this county down on Lick
A base ball nine has been or
ganized in Prairie Lea school dis
trict. They call themselves
"Xone-Socks." They better keep
their socks on till this lingering
chilly weather is sure gone.
Rev. W. C. Rice announces that
j there will be preaching service at
Trinity church next Sunday
j morning and at night, "rain or
MISS BRADLEY WINS.
Country Girl Comes Out Ahead in
Prize Piano Contest.
J. M. Burhop & Co. of this city,
representing the Kimball Piano
Co., ran an advertisement for
three issues in each of the Mexico
newspapers a contest offering a
sMyO Kimball piano as the prize.
Mr. Burhop says "those news
papers certainly have a wide cir
culation." He deceived replies to
the advertisement from a dozen
States, all the way from North
Dakota 1o Florida. An Audrain
county girl contested against all
these and won. Over 700 persons
in the contest, all told. The win
ner is Miss Sallie Bradley, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe S. Brad
ley, who lives about nine miles
southwest of Mexico. She is 10
years old. The judges Revs. J.
E. Ayscue and W. A. Shullen
berger and Mayor Willard Potts
say her paper was a genuine
piece of art. We congratulate
Miss Bradley, she has won a prize
Miss Elizabeth Pearson, of
Mexico, and Miss Jeanette White,
of Centralia, were good seconds in
Mr. II. II. Hunsaker and Miss
Jessie May Points were united in
marriage last Thursday, at the
home of the bridegroom's mother,
Mrs. Wm. Hunsaker, in this city,
Rev. J. E. Ayscue officiating. The
bride's home was in IligginsviUe.
The groom recently returned
from the West where he had a
place in Uncle Sam's army. Our
best wishes extended the happy
Philip Shire and Mike Donnelly
both deny that the cold winter
killed all their bull frogs. Sl-ira
invites State Fish Commissioner
R. Porter to come out to his fa in.
and see. Porter will hear the
bull frog roar all right.
Richard Norris, formerly a
watchman at the Jefferson street
crossing here, froze his feet some
months ago and lately underwent
a second operation in the
bash hospital at Moberly on ac
count of his affliction.
The Audrain Co. Guii Club
will give a matinee shoot at the
Fair Grounds tomorrow after
noon, at two o'clock. It is for
practice for the big shoot which is
to be held here next'month.
Albert Hendrix has been
chosen driver of the fire wagon,
Kennan Ilulen resigned to take
the place of superintendent of the
work of the eight-mile road dis
I. T. Van Note, the dairyman,
has induced the price of his
milk. He says since he can put
his cows on spring grass he feels
that he can sell his milk some
Miss Eugenia Stotler of Lad
donia visited her brother, George
Stotler, and wife, at Martinsburg
this week. We are sorry to learn
that George is not in good health
Miss Mintie Morton, of Benton
City, was married last week to
Mr. Chas. S. Thomas, of Mont
gomery City. They will reside in
the latter city.
The Message was pleased to
make the acquaintance the other
j day of C. W. Wilson. He is n
hustling farmer residing near
Isaac Taylor of this city who
has been ill enjoyed a visit re
cently from Mrs. Frank Dillanl
andJI. F. Taylor of Shamrock.
LARGEST CLASS IN HISTORY
OF MEXICO HIGH
The Boys Make a Showing as to
Numbers This Time.
Forty-two young men and
women will be graduated from
McMillan High School here next
month. This is the largest
graduating class in t lie history of
the Mexico High School. Grailim
ing exercises will be conduc'el
May 1G and Dr. William Raiuey
Bennett of Chicago will address
the graduates. The members of
the class are :
Frank Cauthorn, Lee Duncan,
Paul Edmonston, Buckner Harri
son, Clayborn Jackson, Henry
Kunkel, Nesbitt Livingston, Dy
sart Moore, George Bast, Otto
Weimer, Lawrence Martin, Lester
Miller, Ned Miller, Shields
Moore, Glendy Morris, Fletcher
Powell, Fred Peck, Lewis Rice,
Ernest Ridgel, Carlyle Willard,
Helen Averitt, Agatha Copeman,
Ellen Carter, Katherine Haskell,
Esther Hardine, Maurine Heiser,
Nellie Lee, Beulah Marshall,
Katheryn Murphy, Edna MeMur
try, Anna McMurtry, Polly
Powell, Nellie Pearson, Mittie
Peck, Blanche Slonaker, Estelle
Slonaker, Lena Whitson, Margar
et Wright, Lillian Woolery, Har
riett Winans, Anna Williams and
Christian- Endeavpr Convention.
The officers and executive com
mittee of the Christian Endeavor
Union of this district held a meet
ing in Mexico last Sunday to
formulate plans for the annual
meeting which is to be held in
Laddonia June 24, 25 and 26.
Those here from outside of Mex
ico were: Miss Bertha May, Ful
ton ; II. B. Aubrey and Alvin
Dallmey, Jefferson City; C. M.
Denmark, Laddonia, and Mrs. T.
T. Simmons, and Miss Nellie
General Sehroll of Farber, this
county, and the Message editor
used to attend school together
down on Lick Creek. We know
him like a book; a mighty good
fellow. General has been down in
Fitzgerald, Ga., where he spent
the winter. He writes the Farber
Forum that he has had a good
time in the Sunny South. lias
been eating young fried chicken
lately and strawberries and green
peas. Says the oats in that sec
tion are ready to head and new
potatoes are large enough to use.
That's where summer has been all
spring instead of coming up this
W. S. Dotson and wife returned
last week from a tour of the west,
after a year's absence, spending
the time in Oklahoma, Utah, Ore
gon, and California. Mr. Dotson
is a brother of Mrs. W. C. Rice of
this city and Mrs. Dotson is a sis
ter of Mr. Alex. Laws also of
Mexico. Mr. and Mrs. Dotson
were much improved in health
and greatly enjoyed the winter
on the coast. They spent a couple
of days in Mexico and went to
their farm east of Auxvasse.
Mrs. Ed. Atchison, of near Wor
cester, visited Mexico friends
first of the week.
R. M. White, R. E. Race and W.
J. McLoney and wife attended
the funeral of Mrs. Dinwiddie
Gray in Sturgeon Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Cordncr,
of Auxvasse, have moved to Mexico.
WORK TO PROCEED.
Contractor to Finish Erection of
New County Infirmary
Since last fall the work on the
new County Poor Farm building
lias been at a stand-still on ac
count of alleged defective con
crete work. But this week mat
ters were fixed up and the con
tractor has agreed to support the
parts of the structure alleged to
be defective by steel beams, so as
to give the required full strength.
The building will be a beauty for
architecture and convenience
when completed. it will take
about two months yet for its com
pletion. HIGH HILL DISTRICT.
Farm work is very backward,
but plenty of good grass is re
lieving the feed situation.
Several horses have been sick
lately, and Mr. Philip Dalbey lost
a good mare Saturday night.
Roy Sims lost a valuable sow
and has eight pigs to raise by
Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Pulis and W.
T. Pulis have lately visited their
mother, Aunt Margaret Pulis of
Mexico, who has been sick. She
is better at this writing.
Lee Mayes and wife of Cen
tralia have moved to their farm
for the summer. It is hard for a
farmer to keep out of farming.
Emmitt Sims and wife of near
Mexico visited homefolks here re
cently. Many hearts are saddened on
account of the death of Mrs. Jim
Reed of Centralia, who, until re
cent years, was, a resident of this
neighborhood. SJie had p." .red
thru great affliction, for many
years. She was a good wooman.
and leaves a host of friends, her
mother, husband and two daugh
ters. Funeral services were held
at the Christian church in Cen
tralia by her pastor, Rev. Heiser,
and interment made in Centralia
Another sorrow, a dark cloud,
has come to the home of Mrs.
Lannie Hendron. It will be re
membered that she lost her hus
band in February last. Then in
March, her oldest child, a bright
little boy, died. Then today, the
sad, sad word comes that her only
child, a bright little boy baby, is
dead. All three died of pneu
monia. Mrs. Hendron is the only
member of the family left. These
families have the sympathy of all
their many friends; but not all of
us know the depth of such sorrow
hence cannot fully enter into the
Bernard Sellars had the mis
fortune to get his collar bone
broken. He is getting along all
Manuel Rediger now rides in a
nice new buggy. Wonder who
will ride with himf
Mrs. Jim Smith spent a week
visiting relatives in the vivinity
L. L. Spencer sold a cow to
Chas. Campbell for $45.
Mrs. Chas. Sellers had an en
joyable visit from two aunts of
St. Louis. They are Mrs. Maggie
Cook and Mrs. Sallie Bossel.
Miss Grace Smith has been se
cured as teacher for our next
term of school. Her past record
assures us of a good school, here
in her home district.
W. D. Barnes and family visit
ed at J. II. Turner's Sunday.
Jesse Pulis of Mexico spent
Saturday and Sunday with his
uncle, B. F. Pulis.
Urby Lanham visited Jack Jen
nings' folks over Sunday.
Mrs. Finley Johnson and little
djiiighfr, Evelyn, of Benton City,
visited Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Moore at Hatton recently.
Attacked by Vicious Sow.
The Paris Appeal tells that
Miss Susan McGill, south of Pari,
is in a precarious condition from
injuries inflicted by a vicious sow.
While crossing a lot she was at
tacked by the enraged animal.
Three ribs and her collar bone
were broken, her face was almost
torn to shreds and the upper
part of her body badly lacerated.
The sow finally left her of its own
accord. It was an awful ex
perience for Miss McGill, ami
there is much anxiety on her ac
Mexico Boys Win Debate.
A Westminster debating team
at Fulton, with Pool Harrison and
Charles Liebler, both of Mexico,
among the leaders, won from the
Central College team ut Fayette
last Friday night. Harrison and
Liebler had the negative of the
question "Resolved, That State
judges should be subject to re
call." Another Westminster
team the same night won, having
the at'liriiiative of the same ques
tion, against Missouri Valley de
bating team. Prof. J. L. Shobe of
Mexico was one of the judges in
this latter contest.
We sometimes think our trouble
But when wo read about the " I'l
Why, the long cold winter and
the wet late spring,
And muddy and rough roads and
all these things
Are nothing whatever to be com
pared With the fate those aboard the
Miss Maude Dye has returned
homo after a visit to relatives and
friends in and near Vandaha.
Mrs. R. S. Mechlin, who had
the misfortune of having both
arms broken in a runaway two
weeks ago, we are glad to report
is getting along nicely. The doc
tor thinks one arm can soon be re
lieved of its bandage.
T. B. Ham lost a valuable horse
Mrs. J. W. Coakley received
two settings of eggs from Colo
rado. They were sent by her son,
R. L. Coakley, of Pueblo, who
thinks he has the finest chickens
their is, the Rhode Island Reds.
Miss Bertha Dye and Miss Jose
phine Erb are taking a course in
music. Miss Florence Pasley of
Rush Hill is the instructor.
Harry Mechlin was thrown
from a horse last Friday and was
badly hurt. Fortunately no bones
were broken, and we hope he will
soon be his former self.
Henry Anderson had a horse
cut on the wire a few days ago.
Miss Lavona Edwards and Miss
Synthia Cunningham were shop
ping in Laddonia Saturday.
Pat Flynn sold a mule last
week. It was a family pet and
the women hated to part with it.
G. W. Newgent paid the Mes
sage a call last Saturday, handing
us his renewal for the paper and
also the renewal for his neighbor,
J. W. Peck. Mr. Newgent came
in from the north on the electric
car. Says the car was loaded
with passengers to the guards,
about 50 people aboard.
Mrs. Telia Ileizer and daughter,
Miss Lola, of near Molino, left
last week for Dalton, Nebj, where
they M ill sojourn for an indefinite
time with Mrs. Heizer's son.
Harvey Ileizer, who is in business
at that place.
The excavating for the paving
on East Love street is to begin the
15th of this month.
Dick Thomas, of Rush Hill, was
up this way one day last week on
TO GARRY THE
U. S, MAILS.
ELECTRIC R. R. SIGNS UP FOR
To Transport Mails to Molino and
C. A. Charleston, of the railway
mail service department, head
quarters at St. Louis, was in Mex
ico last week and after going over
the electric line from Mexico to
Molino, measuring the distance
from the Mexico postollice trt
Moiino and then measuring back,
signed up a contract for the Gov
ernment to carry the United
States mails between this city
and Molino. The contract will
have to be approved by the Post
office Department at Washington,
and it may be some time before
definite arrangements are com
pleted. In the meantime, may we sug
gest again, let's have this electric
line extended from Molino on to
Santa Fe, and ultimately to Perry.
The worth of this railroad
project in becoming more and
more apporent every day.
Plenty of rain. Old Salt River
higher than it has been for a long
Most all the peach trees are
dead in this vicinity, but the cher
ry trees and plum trees are in full
bloom ; ditto strawberries.
Only n few that have potatoes
plainted in this neighborhood.
Earl Carter '8 windmill was de
molished by the hard wind Thurs
day of last week.
Miss Eleanor Mason . is the
guest of relatives at Mexico.
Mrs. McPhceters, of Mexico,
visited her daughter, Mrs. Wm.
McMurtry and family of tlrfs
neighborhood, last Saturday and
Miss Olivia Carter spent Sun
day and Monday in Columbia
with her sisters, Misses Mary and
M. N. Powell's horse, known to
many as Black Bess, has a fine
Rex McDonald colt, which he is
very proud of.
Miss Corinne Cowherd of near
Santa Fe is visiting her sister,
Mrs. Porter Cauthorn.
William Weaver of Mexico
spent a few days last week with
Mr. and Mrs. Price Marshall of
near Long Branch spent Tuesday
with Henry Iman and wife.
Miss Gussie Flynt of near
Hallsville was the guest of her
brother, Dr. Flynt and family,
Miss Ardis Squires is recover,
ing from an attack of measles.
Miss Grace Copeman of Mexico
spent Monday with Miss Florence
Otis Purdy of this city attend
ed the organization of the State
Rexall Club held in St. Louis last
week. All the members are drug
gists. The membership is 150.
Mr. Purdy was on the nominating
committee for the election of offi
cers. R. L. Hope, of Centralia,
was made a member of one of the
Mrs. L. II. Banna is the guest
of Hannibal relatives.
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