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MEXICO, MISSOURI, MAY 30,1912
,D WEBBER'S VERY UNFOR
Damage by Hail and Rain and
,.j,vy rains in this section
irill!r "the last four or five lays
: i I.l.i Imil in different
;1liti,.s. The lightning played
,. serious pranks too. Lnsi
. . ;. V. IV Webber.
ruiiiy iiiwi .
,i tl, of Laddonia, lost 40 head ol
mii;s. out of n drove ol 41.
.,1 by lightning- They were in
rd ami had just run iu out o
. storm. -Mr. Webber wuh plan-
in.r to diip them to the market
about u week. Uo estimates
s loss at about $600.
Friday forenoon there was a
aw fall of hail southwest ol
,.xico. exlemling into the neigh-
!, I near I teuton Uty. 1 lie
III MOIICS licit iiuii. mv s.. v..
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i ii eu'irs anil larger. Jaiix s
;ooili whs caught out in the fiehl
vith liis team. Iu trying to man
.ge his team against the pelting
r lie lost his hat, and reached
!n house with his head consider
,bly cut and bruised and the
('. II. Ooekett says his apple
nd cherry trees were consider
,liy damaged by the hail. His
fvlicat, he fears, is damaged also.
The liail killed chickens caught
:rom under shelter.
( a! liarnes, southeast of Mex
ii'o. was caught out in the Held
and i lie hail gave him a terrible
Spelling over the head. John
Sm'i i, of the same, neighborhood,
li.id .i pig killed by the hail.
Sunday there was a 2:10 inches
fall of rain, and Monday night
iere was another heavy rain in
Monday the fanners were
breaking ground in the vicinity
of Vandalia. They did not have
the rain .Sunday thut we had here.
After the heavy rain Sunday,
lour negroes, Abe Prime, John
Johnson, Charles Davis and Wood
Wright, drove from this city to
Reaver Dam creek, southwest of
-Mexico, to attend a picnic. They
drove their team into the swollen
Mii-aiu mid the horses were swept
off their feet and one of the
I.iuditning struck the idee trie
ar Sunday morning, running be
twocii Mexico and Molino, and
1'iit the motor out of commission.
h. Chandler of.this city is
s"id to have attempted suicide
last Saturday night. He had been
in the employ of Sam Morris, but
had Quit work. He became
i craznd with drink and got down
his shot gun and was prepnring to
Pull the trigger on himself when
his wife caught him and the dis
'''"rge of the gun tore a hole in
the ceiling of his room. He was
arrested but was later discharged.
Loses Part of His Finger.
Clayborne Jackson, son of A. D.
Jackson, employed at the Ice
J'bint, was removing a 300 pound
cake of iee last Friday when it
Ml and caught his right hand.
'J'ta first joint of the third finger
"as smashed off.
Kirks ville Graduates.
Ninety-one teachers in three
different classes graduated from
'he Kirksville Normal last week.
,vp of these graduates were
'''an Audrain county, as follows:
j Bledsoe, of Mexico; Arlie
arrison, Mexico; Coralie Lake,
nduliH; Mary Morrison, Mex
nd Alva Robert.-, of Rush
DOINGS AT HARDIN.
Baccalaureate Sermon Prof
Million Entertains Alumnae
The I.' avy fall of rain last Sun
day forenoon prevented the
usual large attendance to hear n
baccalaureate sermon at Hardin
College. The sermon was by Rev.
J. K. Dillard, of Delmar liaptist
church of St. Louis. The talk was
most able and timely, being based
upon the teachings of the Dllh
chapter of Corinthians ami the
18th verse of first Ephesians
"The eyes of your understanding
being enlightened" the power of
love and the fact that the educn
(ion of the heart is as necessary as
that of the intellect. He said that
the great discoveries were often
felt before they were thought out
and that there need be no fear ol
the effect even of religious
criticism, since the basal facts of
our religion are unchangeable, arc
perceived by feeling and appro
priated by faith, aixl cannot be
shaken by any amount of theoriz
ing about them. While com
mending the improvement iu sys
tems of education,, resulting in
widespread intellectual growtli,
the speaker urged the necessity of
developing at the same time the
higher faculties of sympathy and
love as the impelling power to
ward the full fruition of nold".
After the service the board of
trustees and parents and friends
of graduates sat down together
to a bountiful dinner. .
The annual Hardin alumnae, to
which 07 tickets were sold, was
hehl Monday night. It was a lnp
py occasion and some of the most
pointed and wittiest speech
making was indulged this writer
ever listened to. The burden of
most of the speeches, or toasts, the
sober second thought, was for a
new and greater Hardin College
building, which is so greatly
Dressed in white the Class of
1912 gathered on the campus
Tuesday morning and held their
Class Day exercises. The Juniors
crowned the Seniors with impres
sive pomp and dignity. The ivy
was planted, the Class Prophecy,
Will and Poem read, and thus
closed the beautiful ceremonies of
Tuesday night the commence
ment exercises were held. Dr.
Nathaniel Butler, of the Uni
versity of Chicago, delivered a
very impressive address on "The
Uses of Literature." He urged
the young people to keep up their
reading habits. You are thus en
abled to associate yourself with
the greatest and best minds of the
world to catch visions of what
they have felt and thought, and
thus your spirit will be lifted up
and you will grow mellow in heart
and broader in mind as the years
come and go. ,
President Million presented
diplomas to the 42 graduates, and
now the work at Hardin for 1911
12 has reached its close.
Mrs. Edwards Dead.
Mrs. II. A. Edwards died in
Walter, Okla., one day last week.
The remains were brought to
Mexico for burial, the body ar
riving here Friday night and was
taken directly to the home of her
sister here, Mrs. W. A. Wayne.
The funeral was held at the
Wayne home Saturday afternoon,
at two o'clock, conducted by Rev.
W, A. Shullenberger. The fol
lowing served as pall bearers: S.
P. Cunningham, J. P. Woolery, S.
A. Pulis, Robt. Painter, Lon
Smith and John Wavne.
Mrs. R. M. Painter of this city
underwent an operation Monday
for the removal of a tumor.
Mexico Hardin Seniors of 1912
MISS W1LME HOOK, A. 11.
MISS ZOI.A KKAL, 11. I..
The Single Tax.
Laddonia, Mo., May L'7. lfipi.
Editor Message: You seem to
be halting between two opinions
in regard to the Single Tax. Any
thing that is uneuitable is un
just. Truth is oftimes best pre
sented by illustration.
A father bequeathed his three
sons $10,000.00 each. One invest
ed his money in land, another in
merchandise ami the other is
loaning bis money. Single Tax
proposes that the one who invest
ed his money in land shall pay all
the taxes of the three. Ts this
Under Single Tax land values
would decrease. As land values
decreased the tax would corre
spondingly increase. It was with
foresight that the Equitable ( T)
Taxation League placed no limit
on the rate. Would this not con
tinue until land values were de
stroyed? Is it right to rob the
man who has made a payment on
land (town lot or farm) of his
equity in it? Shall we take away
the land value from those, who
after years of toil and self sacii-
fiee, have paid for their land?
Shall the land holders of the state
bear a burden of taxes placed up
on them by those who pay no
Shall the moneyed Ananias be
released from nil taxes because he
has succeeded in evading part? Is
it right for one to have a voice in
the government who does not help
support it? 1 would suggest for
the Anti-Single Taxers a revised
version of the slogan of Revolu
tionary days: "Representation
Without Taxation is Tyranny."
John J. Johnston.
Likes The Message.
rrosperine, Mo., May 24. 1912,
Mr. Deal, Dear Sir: As my time
has about expired yon will find
enclosed one dollar for the good,
clean old Message another year.
Am taking several papers but
think more of the Message than
all the rest I take.
Everything looks promising
here now for good crops of most
all kinds. Corn planting most
over and quite a bit up. Have to
matoes and potatoes in bloom..
0. J. Berrey.
Mr. Sisera Threlkeld, of Ste
phens Store, Boone county, and
Miss Daisy Dodson, of Columbia,
were united in marriage in Mex
ico last Saturday, Rev. W. A.
Shullenberger officiating. The
groom is a son of Mrs. John Threl
keld and a cousin of Edgar and
T. A. Threlkeld of this city.
B. A. Thornburg, who has been
ill so long from a nervous trouble
in the side of his face, is not im
proved. He is now able to work
Are to Be The Guests of Mexico
The Mexieo Commercial Club,
thru the Audrain County Court,
has invited the fifty-four county
road overseers to be present in
Mexico, May :!(), today, to hear I).
Ward King, the inventor of the
dirt road drag, and State High
way Engineer Curtis Hill talk on
The overseers will be the guests
of the chili flip luncheon and later
see an exposition of the drag by
the Eight .Mile District Road
Commissioners, under the direc
tion of Mr. King, Kcnnaii Ifulen,
superintendent for the commis
sion. The County Court promises
each overseer a day's pay if he at
tends. This is the first instance in
the Stale where road overseers
have been paid to attend lectures
on road matters.
We hope the boys will all be
here. County Clerk John P.
Graham. John Deal. R. M. White
and Rul'us Jackson have been ap
pointed on the reception com
mittee to receive them.
We had a trash moving, gul-
ley-washing rain both Friday
night and Sunday forenoon.
Raleigh Creed and bis cousin.
C. T. McElroy, both of Mexieo,
visited his sister, Mrs. Munday, a
couple of days last week.
Mrs. Felix Martin spent from
Tuesday till Thursday in Van
dalia with her sister-in-law, Mrs.
Nannie Doyle, who is ifangerousl v
Miss Reba Fisher who has been
visiting her aunt, Mrs. Frahnm of
Hannibal, for several weeks, came
home a few days a go.
Miss Fannie Edge has been suf
fering from a bilious attack for
the past week. Hope she may
soon be better.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Sharp of
Mexieo visited their son, Clyde
Sharp and wife, Saturday and
The electric car only made one
trip last Sunday on account of its
being such a stormy day.
During the storm last Sunday
morning lightning struck two
trees in R. L. Heier's pasture.
There were seven lambs taking
shelter under one of them and all
were killed. Quite a loss to Mr.
LIBERTY AND BENTON CITY.
Farmers are pretty well ad
vanced planting corn.
Oats are looking good.
Squire Dillon has the best field
of rye in this neighborhood.
Mrs. John Sharp was called to
Iowa to the bed side of her sick
T. E. Allen of near llallsville
visited his parents here this week,
J. T. Allen and wife.
J. J. Griffith of Mexico visited
his parents at li. ni n City this
Mrs. Barbara Rhodes will spend
the latter part ol the summer in
R. A. White's work !:, nd, Chas.
Kidwell, has moved t Mexico.
Miss- Mary K. llolloway lias re
turned from Moberly where she
visited her grandmother.
Mr. and Mrs. Hulctt Henry of
Voungers, visited Benton Citv
relatives last week.
Mrs. Liltrell of Mexico visited
relatives near Benioii City last
Tom Harlow is erecting a new
John Himes has rented the Tan
Our barber, Lee Williams, will
leave for Wood River, 111., thii
CASE AGAINST THEM GOES
TO SUPREME COURT.
In the Meantime Let's Extend the
The directors of the Mexico,
Santa Fe & Perry Traction Co.
held a meeting iu Mexieo last
Saturday and executed a surety
bond of .t,.'00 to insure an ap
peal of the ease in the Louisiana
Court of Common Pleas, tried re
cently which resulted in a judg
ment against the company for
r47,!0) iu favor of the Fruin
Bambrink Construction Co.
This will act as a stay of exe
cution, at least for two or three
years, and now why cannot our
home people get together and
push the completion of the road
from Molino on to Santa Fe In
the meantime enough money
should be made out of the project
to pay oil' the above judgment and
The Exhibit Given at Hardin Col
lege This Year.
The Annual Art Levee at Har
din College is one of the chief
social and cultural functions of
the Commencement season. This
year, the art exhibit, taken as a
whole, or studied iu particular,
was a decided success. As the
many guests entered the door,
both afternoon and evening of
May UUrd, they were met by the
art students, presented with
catalogues, and conducted thru
the rooms. The framed pictures
in pastel, water color, and oil,
were hung in the east parlors.
These, perhaps, represented the
best work of the pupils in these
mediums. Each student had work
worthy of special mention. Nat
urally, the work of the graduates
was particularly sought out by
Miss Estello Wesner, one of the
three to finish' the art course this
year, had eighteen numbers on ex
hibition. The most pretentious
was her tap".stry painting,
"Ruth," though her other num
bers showed in originality. All
her collection is worthy of note,
showing care :in I attention.
Miss Lillian ll'ir.shrugh showed
twenty-eight numbers. Hel
ta pest ry, "Tie Cavalier," at
tracted attention because of the
spirit of the execution, and the
jovialily of the subject. All of
Miss Horsbrugh's exhibits were
original studies but two. The
three charcoals from life were
Miss Fay Snidow's chef d'
ouvre Mas an original tapestry,
"The color is on the corn." The
tone was mellow and reflecfed the
autumn season. Many of her
numbers deserve particular men
tion. Twenty-four under - graduate
students exhibited work, which
made a marvelous blowing for the
time spent. Miss Zola Beal had
the largest nuvnber of pictures,
showing an apt i tude for studies
from life. -Miss. Edna Gant de
serves notice f.or her beautiful
tankard in china, and for her oil
painting. "Leo and Leandra."
Real wit .-nd fitness were shown
in the naming of their pictures by
all the students. Mr. Rooster
was variously ea'Jed "Sir Chan
ticleer,". "We lai.f hfm low," and
plain "Roost! -r." "Are we Bald
wins?" suggested a quaint ques
tion in the artist's- mind. "Light-house-keeping'"
is surely a girl's
name for a copper chafing dish.
Who but a dainty maid would
name a picture "Old Onions?"
The exhibits of decorated
china were shown in the west
studios. These rooms were grace
fully arrayed in green and white,
a fitting setting for the delicate
china. Good tas.e predominated
in the choice of design and color,
the conventional designs having
right of way. Beautiful china in
white and gold, and many pieces
in color, were on exhibition. Any
piece or collection was worthy of
praise and mention.
There are a few points 1o be
noled iu this year's Art Levee.
.Most conspicuous is the fact of
the stress put upon study from
life and object. Originality in
subject and treatment are es
pecially to be commended. This
seems to be one of Miss Elizabeth
Parker's strong features as an in
structor. Also to be commended
is the fact that this was strictly a
students' display, showing the
work of only one year. The
studies from life, the most diffi
cult department bulh for teacher
and pupil, were not neglected.
Faithful attention was given to
this real department of teaching.
Both teacher and pupils are to be
congratulated for a successful and
complete year of work and attain
ment. The Domestic Art and Science
department had a practical aud
ileiiiriittul i isi a v ot work nc
complished through the year. All
garments shown Were cut from
patterns drafted by the pupils.
The display of lingerie showed
careful handwork and practical
design. Miss Eaton, the instruct
or, has demonstrated her ability
thru this charming showing of her
pupils' work. Each piece might
profitably be commented upon.
The cooking exhibit was un
ique and served to show some
thing of the pupils' skill. It is
well that the glass ease was lock
ed, or the many guests might have
succumbed to the real temptation
Altogether, where will one find
a more honest and earnest display
of work accomplished than at
Hardin? Long may the institu
tion stand to bless our town and
Mr. ('has. 0. LicMcr, graduate
of the McMillan 1 1 i ; -! t School, who
has been attending school at
Westminster College for the past
two years, has been employed to
teach in the Jackson District (In
The school board of the Excel
sior district have purchased a
Smith Heating and Ventilating
system to be installed in their
school room for the coming term.
The directors are J. E. Wilson, J.
W. Walker, and G. B. Stowers.
Miss Emma Sutton of Vandalia
who has been teaching in the New
Michigan district has been em
ployed to teach room two in the
Miss Goldie Quiun of Laddonia
has been re-employed to teach the
Elm Bend school near that place.
The next regular teachers' ex
amination will be held at Mexico,
in the McMillan High School
building on Friday and Saturday,
June 7th and 8th, beginning at
8 a. m.
At the meeting of the County
Text Book Commission held this
week, only three changes in text
hooks were made. They were as
follows: The Berry Writing Sys
tem was adopted in the place of
Spencer's system; Emerson and
Bender's Language and Grammar
takes the place of Steps in Eng
lish ; the Rose Primer, Graded Lit
erature Readers and Studies in
Reading were adopted instead of
the Cyr. Readers.
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MEXICO MERCHANTS TO
SWAT THE FLY.
Some Tips to Mothers About the
Care of the Babies.
City Attorney D. II. Robertson
is framing an ordinance suggest
ed by Dr. Cutler, State Pure Food
Inspector, prohibiting the sale of
foods contaminated by sidewalk
display if unprotected from dust
and flies. This same ordinance is
in force in many of the cities
over Missouri. Dr. Cutler asks
some riuest ions which are sug
gested by this ordinance:
Where is the fly born? In ma
nure and filth.
Where does the fly live? In
every kind ol filth.
Is anything too fillhv for the
uy to eat? No.
Does the fly visit the patient
sick with typhoid fever, consump
tion and cholera infantum? He
does, and he may call on you next.
Is the fly dangerous? He is
man's worst pest and more dan
gerous than wild beasts or rattle
Furthermore, here are a few
commands in reference to the
care of the baby which some
health boards are setting forth:
Protect the child and its food
Keep well child awav from per
sons suffering with colds.
Give immediate attention to
Keep baby away from tubercu
Place nervous children nnder a
Be a "Progressive" on the
The baby wants a square deal.
It will be a long time before it
gets all that is coming to it.
Don't overfeed your baby.
And, above all, stop kissing it
so much, and don't let your
friends, relatives and neighbors
Hold County Convention at Lad
donia Last Week.
The Prohibition county conven
tion was held at the Christian
church in Laddonia last Friday.
i. O. DcLaporte, of Laddonia,
served as chairman. Isaac Mc
Manamy, secretary. Hon. 0.
E. Stokes, of Kansas City, Prohi
bition nominee for Governor, ad
dressed the convention.
Rev. J. I). Watson, of Mexico,
was nominated for Representa
tive; R. B. Swift, of Laddonia,
nominated for County Treasurer;
J. C. DeLaporte, Judge for the
The other nominees to complete
a county ticket will be made in a
few days, wo understand.
Charlie Kimball was caught at
Boonville, last week, wanted in
Mexico on the charge of crap
shooting and stealing chickens,
this mischief happening on Wade
street. Charlie is lying in the
county jail here.
Misses Grace Morris and Beth
Durkce will open a kindergarten
school in -Mexico next week. Thev
have .'J7 pupils engaged.
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W. W. FRY, President.
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