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TTR HISTORICAL An
Mexico Missouri Message,
MEXICO, MISSOURI, SEPT. 1, 1912
MASS MEETING TO BE HELD
An Organization la Formed at
Judge Win. II. Wallace of Kan
sas City will address the people of
Audrain county on the Single
Tax and ballot box amendments
nt the court house in Mexico, at
2 o'clock p. ni., and at Vandalia
at 7:30 p. m., same date, Satur
day, Sept. 21st. Everybody is in
terested and these meetings
should have a large attendance.
A county oenvention has been
called for Saturday, Sept. 21, to
be held in the court house in Mex
ico, convening at 2:00 p. m. The
purpose of this convention will be
to effect and complete a county
wide organization of the Anti
Single Tax League, by the elec
tion of members of a County Cen
tral Committee from each of the
several townships in the county;
tfio election of a county Chair
man, Secretary, Treasurer and for
Hindi other business as may come
lufore the f ouventiou.
Jt t urged upon the organiza
tion already created in the coun
ty that a full representation of its
members be present. Judge W.
II. Wallace of Kansas City, will
deliver an address exposing l-
lunacies ot Siw''
Audrain county has been
organized at 12 important places
outside of Mexico, it is suggested
by the undersigned committee
men that as many new members
be added to these clubs as possi
ble and the fight carried into each
stdiool district by the appoint
ment, of at least three committee
men so as to carry on the work
from one end of the county to the
other. Everybody is Invited to
these meetings and the active co
operation of all the citizens is re
quested, in order to offset the
vote in the larger cities.
W. W. Pollock, May Gill, R. E.
Race, Secretary, State Committee
nth Congressional District.
Hon. W. II. Vance, of Kansas
City, made effective anti-Single
Tttx speeches at both Thompson
and Rowena last week. Organiza
tions were formed at each place
against the proposed tax.
The officers at Thompson arc:
Oeorge Pool, president; Ed. Pearl,
vice-president ;M. J. Decker, sec
retary, and J. D. Tulis, treasurer.
At Rowena the following were
fleeted : C. M. Berrey, president ;
J'- (. Rowe, vice-president t
Arthur Xeile, secretary; Thomai
Centralia, Mo., Sept. 15 Judge
William II. Wallace of Kansus
City scored the single tax at a
mass meeting of the citizens of
Centralia last evening. Imme
diately after his speech an anti
single tax organization was form
ed with twenty-two charter niein
Vl'.s. (, v". Lyons is chairman
fud Ed. J. Schmidt, treasurer. A
committee composed of William
Patterson, C. II. Early, J, T. Mit
'diell, J. R. Brown, Joe Dcnham,
0. W. Settle; L. C. Jennings, J. C.
"iiuiel and J. II. Crews was ap
pointed to solicit new members
tor the organizatiou work against
H'fi passage of the single tax
Mrs. James Buckner. Mrs. J. A
Stuart and Mrs. J. A. Poague, of
near Florida, Monroe county, vis
ited their sister here last week,
Mrs. W. H. Hickman.
VERDICT FOR PLAINTIFF.
Husband Wins Suit Against His
Judge James I). Harnett, in the
case of James S. Henderson vs.
Sallie P. Calhoun and others, has
decided the matter in favor of the
plaintiff. The plaintiff as the hus
band of Mrs. Maggie Henderson,
who died about a year ago, sued
to collect his share of his wife's
estate, which she willed to rela
tives, failing to provide for'the
plaintiff. The property is valued
at about $15,000, and according to
Judge Harnett's decision Mr.
Henderson will now get half of it.
The defendants in the case were
Sallie I Calhoun, Hessie Calhoun
Barkley, Cellie Calhoun, Robert
C. Calhoun, Ella V. I?oyd, Thomas
Archie Boyd. Robert A. P.oyd.
Eula V. Cilmore, Sallie Muir,
Mary Anne McDonald and Edw.
Mr. and Mrs. Hildebrand Hurt.
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Hildebrand.
both of near Benton City, while
driving home from Mexico last
Thursday met with u serious mis
hap near the Fields sehool house,
east of Mexico. Their horse be
gan to kick and both were thrown
out of their buggy. Mrs. Hilde
brand suffered three broken ri'.s
and Mr. Hildebrand 's knee was
badly sprained mid he was other
wise bruised. The buggy; was
torn to piecm.
Mrs, T. J. U'.xsey, with Misse;
RuMl Hox'.y nd Irene Rodeii,
hup,,.,,,.,! along a little later in
an automobile and they picked up
Mr. and Mis. Hildebrand and hur
ried them to their home. Mr. Hil
debrand is 7i years old and his
wife is 70. It is hoped they will
recover all right.
R. L. Phillips' Sale.
The following live stouk was
disposed of at K. L. Phillips' sale
last Thursday :
Six shouts, E. Carter, $3J.!)0; l'J
shouts, Cant, $121. GO; 5 sows,
Gant, $20.80; 8 sows, Smoot Pros.,
$80; 2 sows, E. 1). Harrison, $34.
50; 1 sow, J. J. Quinlan, $20; 1
sow, A. Feger, $25 ; 1 sow, A. P.
Johnson, $!); black cow, A. M.
Trimble, $75; red sow, Judge Car
ter, $47 ; roan cow, W. Owen, $5:1 ;
red cow, J. Carter, $47; cow, J.
W. Pailey, $C0; cow, ' A. H.
Schopp, $5:1; cow, L, liybce, $52;
Jersey cow, C. E. Jesse, $43; cow,
W. Gantt, $.10; cow and calf. J. C
King, $54 ; cow and calf, M. (Yum.
$51; yearling heifer, Joe Consl
dine, $42; red cow, Joe Considine
$5G; red cow, Gant, $45; whitt
face cow, Gant, $:!0; 2 red steers.
J. C. King, $140; 4 heifers, Jot
Considine, $1(0; 6 steers, Hogan
$238.50; 2 heifers, C. II. Schopp,
$G0; 11 steer salves, Hogan, $2!)4
25; 5 heifer calves, W. Squires.
$83.05; bull, C .F. Clark, $42.50:
pair mares, R. T. Hryan, $440
saddle horse, Tom Childers, $155 ;
bay mare, F. B. Parsons, $147.50;
black mare, II. Lackland, $150
black mare, F. P. Parsons, $104
black marc, and mule colt, M
Cruiu, $132.50; iron gray colt, C
There were a nuinlmr of other
sales in the. above, list. The total
sale amounted to over $5,000. Mr.
Phillips refused the bid far his
farm. He had a bid recently for
his farm sent by telegram from
George Kabrich is home, from a
visit to relatives in Chicago. Mr.
Kabrich says that the sentiment
on the trains and wherever he
went was strongly in favor of
Wilson above either Taft or
Roosevelt. Taft favored third in
Mr. W. G. Evans, of Vandalia,
and Miss Katie Gilmore, also of
this county, were granted mar
riage license here Monday.
Mr. Foster Robbed Roy Wright
Hurt Stranger Dies of Ty
Roy Wright, north of Mexico,
was seriously injured last Satur
day In- the horse he was riding
falling with him. Luckily no
bones were broken and he will
soon be around again as usual.
Paul Strong, 34 years old,
traveling salesman for a St. Louis
house, died of typhoid fever in
this eity last Saturday. His
home, was at Lawrence, Kansas.
While on his route he took sick
and stopped off at Mexico. His
wife came here and remained with
him until his death. The body
was shipped to his home for bur
ial. The Perry Enterprise publishes
a letter from Dave Gregory, who
used to live in the Worcester
neighborhood, this county. Mr
Gregory is located at Erskr-e Al
ta, Canada, near where Dick Shell
and other Audrain county people
located several years ago. Mr.
Gregory says he likes it up there.
Land is selling at $15 and $20 per
acre. Wages arc $2.00 per dav
for single hand and $4.00 for man
The $10,000 damage suit of .
Mrs. Rosa Conway against John
P. Williams, manager of the An-
nex Hotel in this city, was dis-
mrssod in n,e Audrain lreuit
Court, last. week. Plaintiff's bus-
nanii died here annul a year agojNj.,(.
and she claimed that it was from , johll p. Winn now sports a new
exposure by being ejected from uulomob a ,. thin.r for rest.
the above named hotel.
Miss Ruth Mason has been
chosen as a member of the teach
ing force in the Mexico High
School. She is file (laughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Win. Mason of this
city and graduated with distinc
tion from the State Universit
Mr. Clcude C. Fowl ex, son of
Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Fov. Jes of this
city, was .married on Wednesday I
of last week to M.i.s Elsie Fern
Smith, of Mattoon, 111. Mr.
Fowles is n real estate agent and
his bride was one of the most
popular young ladici of her home
city. Our congratulations and
best wishes extended them.
The Vandalia Mail says that S.
C. Foster of that citv. who is
serving on the petit jury in Mex
ico, was assaulted and robbed
here Tuesday night of last week,
lie was walking on the railroad
tracks near the Annex Hotel
when two men ran out, one grab
bing him by the throat and the
other hitting him over the head
with a club. They instantly left
him and later he missed his pock
etbook and $5,60 In money.
Mr. Harrison Dead.
Charles Ilarrisotu of New York
City, one of (hp foremost civil en
gineer in the United States, died
last Sunday'of heart trouble. He
was born in Callaway county,
Mo., and Mas a brother of Jack
Harrison of Auxvasse and of Tom
Harrison of Kansas City and was
related to the Harrison families
of this county. The body was
brought thru Mexico yesterday
and taken to the Old Auxvasse
ehurcii where funeral services
were held ami interment made.
Air. Harrison am work as an
engineer in planning the Panama
canal and had a band in the plans
by which the battleship Maine
was hoisted from the water and
mud in Havana harbor.
Misses Florence Norris and
Florence McGavoc, of Columbia
visited the family of Dr. W. H.
' lick in a ii here last week.
Show Mule Gored by Bull
Farmers Making Improve
ments. Skinner, Mo., Sept. 1G. The
nice little showers the past few
days have brightened up vegeta
tion and the farmers' faces con
siderably. Harney Worrell has rented a
farm in Iowa of Art Waggeucr
and will move sometime this win
ter. Porn, to the wife of Harry Day,
Sunday morning, a bouncing girl
baby. Harry is reported as the
happiest of all the kids now.
Miss Belle Ehret left for Kirks
villc recently to take up a course
at the State . Normal school lo
Miss Mary Wilrley left last
Wednesday for Payette where sin
will attend Howard Payne Col
lege. Hurt McGowan left recently for
(Juincy to enter Gem City Busi
ness ( 'ollegc.
Clarence Parker entered Mex
ico High School. He is in the
Senior Class this term.
Miss Glenn Ellis, daughter of
Jeff I). Ellis of Muskogee, is here.
the guest of relatives and
Noland V. Ellis, First Lieu
tenant of the U. S. Armv. slation-
wl i(1 tR, Philippines, is here on a
lU1.ough. Noland looks (inc.
Clarenw Pt-rrey was in Central
T,.X,1H riWntlv tn ,.,, i,w mother
Mlltl l t,tiers. His
,Hjf.k hut b(,u,M. Wl.
are glad to
j C. M. I'.errey purchased two
loads of 800 pound bulls on the
Ka'.isas City market recently at
.I.'iincu ( 'Ionium ii luiil one of his
J show mules badly gored in tiie
! shoulder last week by an infu
The corn crop bids fair to make
a good yield in this vicinity, as in
all parts of the county, but not
the bumper crops that some of our
Harry Householder is erecting
a substantial corn pen on his
farm near here.
Gordan Marshall erected n
granary, an addition to a corn
crib, and shingled a number of
outbuildings recently on the place
occupied by Win. Eisele.
James R. Spurling is preparing
to erect a new, modern, uptodate
house of 7 rooms, cottage fashio'i.
Octavo F. Ellis is preparing to
build a tool shed, 3Gx40 feet.
W. II. DeJarnett is building a
Wm. Wisdom is putting in a
concrete foundation and repair
ing his barn. '
Lincoln Cleveland is beautify
ing his already nice premises by
putting concrete Mocks and
painting his house.
I'ncle Dick Pruce is visiting his
,1 U II rrVi t rtl ATt-a AIIaa TTiibmnn i f
6""- 1 "'"
Blue Jacket, Okla., and son.
loicman isruce ot vinita, uuia..
and Frank Bruce of Kansas "Mtv.
and brother, Finkney Bruce, of
Ilughcsville, Pettis county.
Frank Ehret spent the past
fortnight touring Kansas in piest
of a farm. The Ehrets' many
friends are to a man sorry to
know they are, thinking of leaving
this sunny clime and "garden
pot and are yet hoping they
may decide to remain.
The case of the Mexico Power
Co. against C. C. Wonneman, to
collect balance on heating con
tract, was settled in the Circuit
Court last week by the jury giv-
ing plaintiff judgment for $300. 1
The jury found for counter bill:
'"d gave defendant judgment for j
Ridge way's Farm Weidler's
Goats Mr. La Rue and
J. 11. Dillard : 1 haven't been
feeling good lately. Put the hot
weather is about over and in a
few fleeting months I suspect
we'll all be finding fault with the
weather man because it is too
S. F, La Ru'.-: 1 want to renew
for my Message. I take a number
of county papers, but you get out
the best one in the bunch. You
get something in your paper
every week that nobody else has
and it is always worth while. We
fight to get to read the Message
at our home.
O. P. Vroom I live at Linneus.
Mo., and stopped off here to see
my old friend ami neighbor. L. E.
Worncr. I am at the head of n
factory for making corn harvest
ers, hay stackers, etc., at Liuiieus.
Your hardware merchant here. J.
P. Powell, sells some of our stulV.
First time I ever saw Mexico.
You have a nice town here.
Win. Frazier: I returned home
last week from a three weeks'
visit in Colorado and New Mex
ico. Cool where 1 was; 1 missed
all those hot days you hail here.
I woukl have been out there yet
but for W. L. Kent here; he sent
.me word that the pears are ripe
You see Kent and I have an ap
ple and pear orchard down near
Wright City, Mcr.
A. P.. Weidler:
tor, .you should
flock of goats,
a patch of brush.
Well. Mr. Edi-
liavo seen my
I hey wen
they went thru
There were 203
of them and I sold them the other
day on the St. Louis market at
$3.50. They averaged 78 pounds
in weight each. . 1 got them in
Kansas City and it paid me to
have them about.
C. M. Fox: I have charge of
the Pible School out at Rising
Sun. We have a faithful bunch
of Bible School people in that
neighborhood. There are 113
persons enrolled in the stdiool
and each was a contributor to
missions this year. Can you
best in this county? It shows
what can be done when all get
T. E. Frazier: 1 returned re
cent I y from a visit to "my wife'
people," up in Montana. Wife'
brother. A. J. Paris, and bis li v i
sons. Edgar, Andrew, Ira, Peai
ami Lester, are located at or near
Mohall, X. D., and all arc doing
well. I met Frank Pierce, Jr., u
there also. He is prospering, too
rrank used to live clown here at
Benton City, you know. X. D. is
a great country, especially when
the weather's hot down hrc.
T. R. Ridgewav: I'm sure gl.n
' . .1 , 1 , . 1
.'.,10 Kt.t uaeK to old Audrain irom
Texas, as I've told von befor
j lo stilv ,vjt, ymi thjs
1 tini0 jf V0U'H priiy for me. Why
didn't I keen it in mind that
"itv in Missouri is iust one grand
! ti,jn, aft(.r imother?" !ut as I
I s,,;, j-m .rp t0 Kfay this time,
um' thl, ,.vidence: I have
j bought Charlie Brown s ISO acre
, farrn H mii(, KOI1tllw,.st of Mexico,
j nt $100 for the acre. It's big
, ,.nmnr, that I can sell 100 acres of
it for $15,000 and still havi
enough farm left.
J. B. Schroll : The Presidential
election looks a little mixed to
me. I am a Republican, but I
have alwavs liked Champ Clark.
1 look for the election to go into
the House this time and I believe
that Champ Clark right now
stands a better chance than any
f them to be the next
'residen t I live at Fitzgerald.
in., right in me midst oi i lie om
Southern Conlcdcracy. Never
theless our lown is governed by
.publicans and !',:' iCepuhlicans
so have eoi.lvel o:' the county,
ut I am for ( hemp ( lark this
ear. I tell you. I used to live
lown here at Farber and 1 know
lio in ( lark.
Mike Shire: I'm helping Frank
own with hi-: farm over south-
ast of Auxvasse. Say. I have
farmed in Audrain, but the Cnlla
wav tanner has most of the I'el
ows ocr this v, ay beaten w orse
tin. li a c; y 1 .-k. The Callaway
man found out years ago how to
get the stuff out of his ground and
t I he same t i:n save t In
ol the soil, lie does 'I hy lecd'iigj
all Ii! ; l rain . id ( o n I home- I
shipping his slock and keeping!
the manure; paying back to the!
ground somewhat of what has!
been borrowed from it. It's tin'!
best game vet. I hae 17 acres of'
orn that will make 1T bushels to
the acre. I expect to hog it down.
Mid you ever vee a hog waste any
thing? I'll be tin- gainer and my
Mr. Mclntire Killed Sore Throat
Among School Children.
'hompson, Mo., Sept. 17.
Id Clecton S(,d to ('has. Sellers
slioats at 0 ety. per lb.
The ladies of Sill Kiver church
will serve dinner at ineU Niinson s
sale, rscnl. l. I.veryliodv conic.
Sore throat of a serious nature
is going thru I he Hurdle school
iiiito Ni-vins and Mary Catharine
Morris arc out of school this wed
from this cause.
Alvin Sellars is building a new
lohn Mclntire was killed by a
passenger tram on the ( . V A.
going west about 11-2 mile from
Thompson Sunday afternoon.
about 2 o'clock.
Protracted meeting is still in
progress at Hopewell church. Two
additions by letter at this writ-i
The Hoover Pros, have pulled in
home with their threshing ma ,
chine, Inn ing threshed their la.-t
job. for lohn MeJones, Friday i
Broomcorn cutting is now the ! "iarried i" Columbia last Satur-ord.-rof
thedav. Sorgum making ,,i,v' 1rv- M- A- Hart, of the
will then be the next on
gram, which will liegi about ;
a week, the cane being a little!
late on account of the late Spring I
Thus. Bruton has been cute'
tabling his cousin. Mrs. Ida Hod" j
gin. of Indiana, for several days..
Field Clecton has purchased a
new buggy. Look out, girls, who
will get the first ride?
Mr. Slonaker lost a good cow
last week, from sonic peculiar (lis
Are Married Here.
Mr. W. S. Smith and Miss Em
ma Cornel), both of southeast of
Laddonia, came to Mexico last
Thursday and were united in
marriage by Rev. O. A. Miiclu-ll.
Miss Beiilah Cornell, dmigh ' : o'
Dr. W. F. Cornet t. of Push Hill, a
niece of the bride, accompnuii d
the couple to Mexico. Mr, and
Mrs. Smith are receiving the cm
gl ut illations and best wishes of
scores of friends.
J. F. Dorgan of this city has
traded his j:iO acre farm, south
west of Mexico, for a large tract
of land near Amarillo. Texas
deal involving $30,000. Mr.
gau returned from Texas
Miss Xina Belts, of neat
ton, entered Hardin Collce
last week. She is makin
home with lor aunt here, Mrs
THAT BIG PO
DATE IS SATURDAY,
To Be Held Where Three Coun
Great preparations are being
perfected for Wic big Democratic
picnic which is to be held near
Hickory Grove church, out south
west of Mexico, where Audrain,
I'.ooiie and Callaway counties
join. The date is Thursday. Sep.
itember 2I, and lion. Cham!)
( lark. Hon. James A. Peed ami
lion. E. W. Major arc to be tho
Press Atkins, of near Gant, is
the chairman on general arrange
ments. The following other Au
drain county gentlemen are oil
the different committees.
Arrangements- -W. S. Cox, L.
Craighead, Levi Winn, Hardin
Sims, Harry I'rown, de-se White,
A. Leach, Thomas Smith, Vest
McGowan, and Judge E. J. Sims.
Invitation George Wright, W.
C. Flynt. O. P. Sims, John Stow
erx, and J. E. Ilolman.
Reception- Dr. W. T. Todd, J.
F. Sims, Judge S. C. Groves, J. F.
Ivlward.4, .1. Shan Brown, George
Brown, S. I. Craighead, Heed
Burks, K. S. McDonnell, Win.
ilinol, lv E. Ji s.
Kiitcrtai.ihicnt Oliver Craig
head. Ansel Wright, Willie Ed
wards, Clarence McKclizie, Flvin
Sims, Lawrence Winn, W. O.
Smith, Clyde Pemberlon, Jason
I i'dvul, Coleman Reed.
, The Democratic hosts of the
three counties are expected out in
Popular Young Couple of Mexico
Married in Columbia.
Mr. Austin Lewis, son of Mr.
and Mrs. C. W. Lewis, of Mexico,
and Miss Geraldiue Livingston,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. (.
Livingston, of Columbia, who but
lately moved from here, surprised
their many friends by getting
: Christian church, officiating. Miss
, i .i..,, i. ... i i i ....
i1m' Pniversily. but her plans were
i he i niversiiy. bill
and the wed-
j ding followed.
M r. and M ru. Lewis came to
Mexico Sunday and they will re
side on Mr. Lewis' fine farm near
town. A more popular couple
could not be found, and scores of
friends extend them best wishes
lor luture happiness and
peri I y.
Kev. Pice and son, Lewis, will
begin a revival mcetinir at Olivet
'church the last of this week to
continue two weeks or more, and
"ill begin another at. Bethel
'church, five miles southwest of
Mexico, on or before III- second
Sunday in October. The general
public is invited ),, attend these
Pcv. If. I. Cobb, who was on
the Mexico circuit for several
years, last year located at N'or
borrie, goes this next year to be
pastor of the Methodist church at
De Witt, Mo.
i Mexico Savings Bank
Cifi'.:l Sk.MISJ.ro.m i
43rd Year in business. 5
W. W. FRY. Pr-isi.lBnt. 2
USAM I.OOKJ3, CaHhier. I