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JOHN BEAL. Editor and Proprietor
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OFKKT.-I I J Km Jkion Sitcn.
l.HrtFil ol Stvini Rtnk.
The MdIhiIv Hand is to make
1 lie music for tin- I i ijt Memoeratie
rally in Mexico Oi totu r t Champ
Dark and A. M. Dockery find
- h ' i s arc to make speeches.
Inform yourself on t hat pro
p. .sr. I Single Tax amendment to
Ihe State 'onxtitnlion. It is H
revolutionary idea aud it Hhoull
lint have your favor for one mo
ment. The f in iie road district com
mission is planning to rock the
road from the paving on North
.letlVrson street lo 100 feet past
the I'aris and Florida bridges.
Plans ami specifications are being
prepared and the work is to be
done this fall.
The County Democratic Cen
tral Committee has appointed E
A. Shannon. A. C. Whitson and
S. I). Stocks as a committee to
procure speakers to hustle the
campaign in the county, to. if
po-Mblc. u'et every voter to the
j. oils on election day.
The State Democracy of Mis
souri has raised $.".8")(J to help on
Ciov. Wilson's campaign fyr the
Presidency. The most of this has
been given by individuals at a
dollar each. It is the fight of the
great common people this time:
the " interests" are not in it, nor
are thev wanted.
I'ln- Karber Forum says that
ji .nl.e llu- "'Forum doesn't know
1 ti .-n it looks to us like the
Miiirli- lax agitation is a scheme to
! 'jii-t tht- p-opli- with the initia
theand referendum law. Now
jus! wateh and see if a bill is not
introduced in tin- next legislature
to repeal that law." Yes, and the
Message wants to see that bill
badly sijiiek-hed too.
yK,. Webber and T. G. Haw
kins, of I.addonia, were in Mexico
Monday helping to arrange for
the anti-single tax speaking ram-pai'-rn
in the county. Messrs.
"Webber and Hawkins are very
bitterly opposed to the Single
Tax and tht-y say the farmers
d..wn Lad. Ionia way are against
the proposition to a man. They
regard i! a confiscatory and
We publish a piece this Week
by re.iiest faxoring the single
tax. h is by Win. Preston Hill
lb- .pious some interesting his
tory, but he does not convince us
'that lie is right on the single tax.
Tie Message is against the single
t; v. so please do not ask us to
publish anything further favor
ing the scheme. The single tax is
confiscatory and revolutionary
If our present tax laws have de
fer-ts. fix 'em. but let's not make
matters worse by adopting the
The Message is in receipt of
Stockton. Cali., papers, sent us
from our old-time friend W. II.
Morris, formerly Circuit Clerk of
Audrain county. One of the pa
pers has in a line in letters over
tin inch long clear across the
front j. age, "William Jennings
Pryan heard by thousands in
Stockton today." Enthusiastic
welcome was given the Commoner
in the Western city. The paper
goes on to say that his words in
behalf of Wilson caught the
crowd: and then his full speech
is fuote.l, Here was one refer
ence to the Presidential
"Mr. Roosevelt is uot sat -
isn.-.l with the honors that were
t-uifficient for Washington, Jeffer-1
hon and Jackson. I appeal to you!
to come with us and take a man1
who stands upon a platform most
jaogrcssive a man every inch, j
whoso lii'iirt is right. 1 ask you
tn take Wilson instead of Tat't or
At The Leader Sees It.
The Yandalia Lender comment
ed last week as follows
The (irand Jury, after an
inxestig.ition has made its usual
report concerning the Audrain
County Jail, that it is unsafe and
unsanitary, walls cracked, found-
it ion decayed, walls out of plumb
a i l held toe,. thcr with iron rods
the cells without light and vctiti
l.itiun and no means of .separating
n and women or blacks and
while. I he grain! jury recommend-
that a new building; be
erected, at II cost of $25,HH), this
i--iie tube presented to the voters
at the November election. The
j:iil proposition has lw-eti threshed
out in these columns numberless
ti nes and there is no doubt but
tint the oters xvho read this paper
are fully acquainted with the de
p'orablc condition of the Audrain
count v jail. The lond issue, as
proposed, calls for $2".M which
will run live years at five per cent.
and will cost six cents on the $100
valuation, an amount that will
xvork a hardship on no one. It is
estimated that a farm worth
$300, and assessed at $1000
xvould imv an increased tax of
si xt.v cents per year or $3.) for
the live years. Au'lntin needs a
nexv jail. She needs it not only as
:i humanitarian issue, but for the
reputation of her good citizenship.
Vandalin did her duty last election
by voting a good majority, and
she will probably make it larger
Nothing 's further from
warrant in fact than the anxiety
of Missouri farmers over the
sinsrlo-tax amendment. Mis
souri is a rural State. As the
farmers P. M issouri goes. The
amendment would Lo beaten
overwhelmingly if hot n speech
were made or a dollar spent in
opposition to it.
It is, in fact, beaten already
I Jut it will uot Le in order to
forgot tin- tax question when
the vote shall have been count
ed Lack of the tax amend
ments there is much more than
enthusiasm over the theories
or lienrv (jeorge, 1 here is
Jeep and just dissatisfaction
with the present tax system of
Missouri, which is chaotic, un
just and unreasonable.
The taxintr power is the funda
mental power of government
as- the old Colonial confeder
ation found out to its cost, be
fore the adoption of the Federal
('.institution. It is of the last
impoi tatiee to the well-being of
industry and commerce and the
happiness of i-itielis that it Le
wiey exeieised. I'lieqiiul and
unjust taxation breeds discon
tent and wars against prof-5
The I)eiii.j-racy should stand
for something definitely con
structive on this taxation issue
The certain defeat of single Ux
will leave us as badly off as
ever tinb-ss advantage be taken
of the iiiti-iest which the dis
cussion lias excited to move for
sane and well-considered tax re
form- The ghost of the single
tax proposition cannot be laid
by a mere negative vote. Its
advocates are enthusiastic and
it will continue to come tip
again ami again, so long as the
inequalities of the present
system remain uncorrected.
St Louis Republic
A Bucket of Coal
Saved is a bucket of coal made.
It takes a Superior or Estate to
keep fire; burns evenly and saves
Ferris & Cauthorn.
A marriage license was issued
in tins city iucsday to mt.
Frautz Dic-kt-rsoii, of Shawnee,
kla., find Miss Frances Culbert-
son, of Vandalia. j
Sara Duncan and Mrs. Cynthia;
Griffith are at Pollock, La., at the!
bedside of their sister, Mrs. J. W.
Wilson, who is very ill. j
A Revival at Mt. Zion Mr. Dud
ley to Move to Mexico.
Mrs. J. C. Clark and small
daughter, Josephine, of near Ben
ton City, and Mrs. R. 0. Guthrie
of near Hush Hill are the guests
of H. C. Herrey and wife.
J. C. Miller returned Friday
from a week's visit at Macon and
Moberly. While at Macon he at
tended a reunion of the Miller
family. He reports a most pleas
Our neighborhood is fortunate
this year to have a wood saw in
its midst. J. W. Gorrell has pur
chased a gasoline engine and saw
and will start out soon on a house
to house sawing expedition.
Miss Fannie Edge sold four
hogs to John Cauthorn recently
J. P. Duncan and family of the
Liberty church neighborhood
spent last Sunday with Dr. Dun
can and family here.
Misses Gertrude and Goldie By-
bee attended the Baptist Associa
tion at Union church last week
Miss Rebecca Fisher was the
guest of Miss Florence lleizer,
east of Molino, part of last week.
Sin Claire Emmons filled his
silos last week.
Mrs. Mary Peak and daughter,
Miss Xellie, of near Santa Fe
were Sunday guests of W. P. Hall
S. S. Creed and wife and
daughter of Hatton motored over
last week and spent a few "flays
with Aimer Muudy and wife.
Jommie Hardin a team ran
axvay at Molino Saturday morn
ing, wrecking his wagon ana
breaking Reveral articles that he
had bought at John Heizer's sale
Thursday which were in the
R. II. Dudley and daughter
Miss Kate, are preparing to move
to Mexico to reside. Mr. Nichols
has leased the farm. We regret
to see Mr. Dudley and Miss Kate
leave the neighborhood.
John Stowers and Mrs. Henry
Stowers visitod here last week.
JJr. flynt attended the trt
county picnic Thursday, going
from there to his father's home at
Hallsville for a short visit.
Miss Neva and Paul Cawthorn
were Sunday guests of Mrs. Mat
Eubanks, east of Molino.
Rev. Arthur Burch, evangelist
ot Kansas City, is to begin a re
vival meeting at Mt. Zion church
next Monday or Tuesday night
a. . j - . .
i ne nay oi xr. Kurch 8 coming
not definitely known at this time,
He is an able preacher and
great meeting is expected.
''' CENTRAL LINN.
Three nice little frosts already
and everyone is beginning to
hunt his old mitten.
Mrs. Ote Payton and Mrs. Allen
are still quite poorly in health
Pat Devaney is erecting a fine
barn. He lost his old one a short
time ago by lightning. .
M iss Katherine Flynn visited
uer oroiner, ,Joe f lynn, 0r near
Farber, last week.
F. L. McGee and family of near
Ilollinsville visited at J. W. Coak
ley's Saturday and Sunday.
Miss Helen Miller was the
guest of Miss Laura Maxwell of
Rush Hill Sunday.
Russell Dye aold a fine mare to
George Flessr.fr a few days ago.
Miss Josephine Erb who is at
tending High School in Mexico
visited homefolks here Sunday
Mrs. Will Doolin who has been
quite sick the last few days seems
to be on the mend i t this writing.
Adair Shannon and Rufus'
Jackson came down from Mexico
Monday night and made some
rousing arguments against Single
Miss Ruth Mechlin' of Ohio has
been visiting her uncle, Richard
Mechlin, the past ten days.
William and Brice Flynn and
Clarence Mechlin went to the
Hanger orchard to pick apples
the first of the week. They will
nicely find plenty to do as Mr. I
has 40 acres of fine ap- j
Eight Persons Join Church-
Other Interesting Mention.
Farber, Mo., Oct. 1. Rev. Dun
can, the new presiding elder, held
quarterly conference at the
Methodist church Saturday and
Sunday. Rev. Acre, the pastor,
preached Sunday night and re
ceived eight members into the
Miss Florence Kirkpatrick
spent Sunday with homefolks at
Mr. and Mrs. Leland Moore
were guests of w. J. crow ana
Mrs. S. P. Tipton is spending
the week with her daughter, Mrs
Ed. Taft, of Mexico.
John Heizer and wife, of Mo
lino, leave next week for the West
where they will spend the winter.
The members of the cemetery
association are preparing to put
an iron fence in front or the
cemetery which will add much to
Dr. Hancock of Laddonin was
down to Farber on professional
Mrs. Charles Tanner is visiting
relatives at Santa Fe.
Mr. Carver and family, who
have been running the Farber
hotel for three years left Tuesday
for Tallula, Illinois, to reside
They made many friends while
here aud will be greatly missed
Doc. Stewart and family left
first of the week for Bates coun
ty where they expect to make
their future home.
Rev. Roberts of Columbia
preached at the Christian church
Sunday and baptized a number
of candidates after services.
Walter Burbee aud wife, of
Pleasant Plains, spent Sunday
with C. A. Davault aud family
William Ball and wife return
ed home Saturday, after
month's visit with relatives in
Miss Emma Sutton spent Sun
day with homefolks at Vandalia
J)on Crow, after a short visit
with homefolks here, left for St
Louis, where he has a position.
Miss Lizzie Settle is spending
the week with her friend, Mrs
Mr. and Mrs. Slavens of Lad
doma spent Sunday with their
sou, Luther Slavens.
Mrs. Charles Kellum went to
Bowling Green Saturday to visit
her mother, Mrs. Sparks.
F. P. Jacobs has been quite sick
Mrs. Ross and daughter, Mrs
Ren, were in Vandaloa on busi
We were very sorry to hear of
the death of Lon Jacobs of Priar
Creek, Okla. Mrs. Jacobs ami
son, Arch, left Friday to attend
1 he Nyal s line of family
icmeuies are aosoiuteiy guaran
teed by Wren's Pharmacy.
The following have subscribed
for or renewed for the Message
since our last issue:
J. A. Powell, U. G. Skelley, P.
A. Meyer, C. W. Tanner, Mrs.
( has. Schneider, A. H. Blase, W
B. Douglass, Gibbs Gentry and
Miss Maud Douglass.
Dolly Varden Chocolates
Wren 'a Pharmacy.
A Family Reunion,
-Mrs. Fannie A. Roberts, south
east oi .Mexico, entertained at
Sunday dinner in honor of her
son, W. K. Roberts, and wife and
children, of Sunnyvale, Calif.,
who are visiting here. The fob
lowing guests were present: Mr
land Mrs. Pd. I). England, of St
Louis; Mr. Geo. Younger
Mr. Geo. Younger and
family of Mexico; Mrs. Monia
Edxvards and Bona, southeast of
town, and Mr. Geo. Kunkel and
family, of Mexico. A most pleas
ant day was spent by all.
.A nice little coal stove. We
have them to suit any pocket
Ferris & Cauthorn.
No Guess Work
Men feel differently about different
things. But no man can feel other
wise than perfectly satisfied when he
buys a bill of lumber from us. He
may know nothing about the grade
of lumber, but he does know that he
gets exactly what he buys, and sees
it before he buys und pays for it-big
item, isn't it? Should a mistake
occur it is cheerfully corrected. Our
grades are right and our prices are
right. There is no bill too large for
us to handle and none too small to
receive our most careful attention.
Our motto is, "A satisfied cus
tomer is the best advertisement,"
Mrs. Botkin Struck and Thrown
Down by Bicyle.
Mrs. J. B. Botkin, Tuesday
night, at about 6:30, near Dr.
Griffin '8 residence, within a block
of her home, was run into by a
bicycle ridden by two boys and
was violently thrown to the pave
ment, striking the back of her
head on the right side and ren
dering her unconscious for an
hour or more. She was also badly
bruised on the right shoulder and
right hip. The bruise on her
head bled profusely and is badly
swollen, is now perhaps half the
size of a goose egg. She was
carried in to Dr. Griffin's and two
hours later was carried home.
Last evening, as we go to press,
she was resting easy and it is
hoped she will recover all right.
Mrs. Botkin suffered a fall only
a short time ago on the pavement,
near the Hoxsey Hotel, from
which she was just recovering.
When struck Tuesday night bIic
was returning from an errand to
a neighbor '8.
The boys riding the bicycle had
no front light on their wheel
contrary to requirement of city
ordinance. You have no business
speeding your automobile or bicy
cle without a light.
J. II. Kammarmeyer, of near
Santa Fe, renews for the Message.
He was in Mexico yesterday, tak
ing out an order of lumber. He
is doing some building on his
place. Mr. Kammarmeyer is very
much opposed to the single tax,
but he says our present tax laws
need fixing badly and this agita
tion is going on until they are fix
ed. Sid Gary has bought the West
End Cash store building of J. A.
Nichols, paying $2,500.
St. Louis and Return
Account Veiled Prophets Pageant. $2.25 for children
tween five and twelve years of age.
Tickets will be sold for all regular trains October 7
8. Good returning on all regular trains Arriving t r:.
prior to midnight of Oct. 9,
I. Rfl. Richards,
Agent, Wabash R. R.
Mrs. Bradley Dead.
The wife of Wiu. P. Bradley, a
most estimable woman, is dead.
Mr. Bradley is well kuowu in
Mexico, his mother, Mrs. M. E.
Bradley, now residing here. The
Atlanta (Ga.) Journal thus refers
to Mrs. Bradley 'b death :
"Mrs. Edna Bellew Bradley
died Monday afternoon at 5:30
o'clock at a private sanitarium
The body was taken to Barclay &
Brandon's chapel pending the ar
rival of her husband, W. P. Brad
ley, from New Orleans. Besides
her husband, she leaves one
daughter, Miss Bertha, her father
and mother, Mr. and Mrs. A. W.
Bellew; fiur sisters, Mrs. J. G.
Watters, Mrs. John Hagau, Mrs.
Ralph Brown and Miss Sadie Bel
lew, and four brothers, Elmer
Bellew, of Robe, Ga.; Dewitt Bel
few, of Montgomery, Ala.; Ver
non Bellew, of Jacksonville, Fla..
and Donald Bellew. The funeral
arrangements will be announced
Robt. Menefee, of this city, at
tended "Home-Coming Day'
near Perry last week. Uncle Bob
has been a Missourian a long time
but he took a guess on the weath
er and got "frostbit" for not
wearing his overcoat.
See Our Blankets.
O it. 1 f1 1 . A PA
ouve 91.UU 10 !i.uu a pair on
good wool blankets. Be reason
able and look before buying. '
Ricketts & Emmons D. G. Co.
A number of the membership
of the Mexico Methodist churcl
will e;o over to Fulton next Sun
day morning to visit the Fulton
church and to hear an address by
Rev. J. C. Handy.
Mrs. E. A. Lewton, of near Lad
donia, is visiting Mrs. Josiah
Martin, near Molino.
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' Family Reunion.
There was a family r,M1 -held
at the home of Mrs. Klviia
Johnson at Benton City last Mm,
day. A sumptuous dinner, a,j
all present had a most delight f,
time. All the children were
home once more. Anions ii,
r . uusp
present from a distance wer.
Maj. J. C. Johnson, a son, ()f
U. S. Coast. Artillery; Miss (,,,
Johnson, a daughter, of Orcein
Colo.; Miss Etta Johnson, H nl.,.',.'
of New lork; Mrs. Laura J,.!,,,
son, a daughter-in-law, of ow.
port, Ohio, and Joseph Strain
nephew, of Marietta, Ohio.
J WANT ITEMS. 1
Old papers for sale at this
Wanted. 100 wagon
dirt to fill lot. Iucpjire
For Sale. 10 room dwelling
house. Convenient to the l'uhii,.
Siniare. A bargain to soniel
Address Message office
For Sale My elegant hmt
........... ...f, , ,,,, I1WCI lllir
with two large porches, one
weened; concrete cellar; two
cisterns; large poultry house;
good barn; two buggy sheds; caul
bin; an abundant variety of fruit
of most all kinds, and a good siz
parcel of ground, situated iu a
splendid neighborhood in X. E.
part of city.
J. W. ROUSE, Mexico, Mo.
When words fail
Venice, Mo., Sept. ;10. Mrs.
Mary Watts of Mexico has bn-n
visiting her sister, Mrs. E. S. tnV.
man, and other relatives the t
Eugene Lott and wife of IT.dt
ville, Cab, has departed for bis
home after visiting his grand
parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. T. butt,
and aunt and uncle, Mr. ami Mrs.
J. S. Martin. They were ,-
eompanied home by Mrs. Lett s
sister, .Mrs. Alma Fishehess.-r. of
Mrs. Mary Walts of Mexi.o
and sister, Mrs. Tyra Watts, spent
the day at Robert Seale's Sunday.
W. T. Lott took dinner with
Harvey Roads and family Sun
day. Mrs. Lute Staples remains
uite ill with intl aiiiinatnrv
Those Little Oil Heaters.
Are just the thing f or cool
mornings and evenings; onlv cost
4.00 and $4 ."() ; will warm a
small room in moderate weather.
Ferris & Caul horn.
Miss Helen Cave, daughter of
Mrs. E. S. Cave of this city, fell
from a bicycle last Sunday after
noon and broke her left arm nWc
Circuit Court is grinding along.
Four insurance cases on trial;
brought here about two years i-o
and which have been pending
since. They may take the whole
Harvey Porter of this city.
years old and unmarried, a son of
Mrs. M. J. Porter here, died in
El Paso, Texas, a few days ago f
tubercular affection. lie left
here for Texas for his health only
a few weeks ago.
Itfexico, Santa Fe & Perry Trac-
Mon Co. (In effect Wednesday,
Week Day Schedule
Leaves Mexico Leaves Molin"
7 :30 ;00
1 :30 2 -30
Leaves Mexico Leaves Molino
8 :30 9 :30
2 :00 3 :00
4 :00 5 :00
S. L. Robison, Gen. Mgr.