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Mexico Missouri Message,
MEXICO, MISSOURI, OCT, 24, IQ12
Ii a Son of Mr. and Mri. Pasley of
E. L. Pasley of Bloomington
111., conductor of an extra freight
irniii of the Chicago & Alton
Railroad, was probably fatally
icalded early Wednesday mom
hu? of last week, when lie was
iiitiioned in the caboose of his
train in a rear end collision with
the second section of his train.
which occurred between the Rid
gely yards and Sherman. He wax
burned about the head, face and
arms by escaping steam from the
engine of the second train. The
flesh was cooked ; his entire body
hr8 also badly bruised,
lie was rushed to the Spring
field hospital where the attending
physicians are of the opinion that
he is in a very serious condition
The caboose caught fire from the
engine and but for the timely
work of the trainmen Pasley
would have burned to death. Ac
cording to the story told by engi
neer Harrison and conductor
ltroiigli, both of Blooraington,
who were in charge of the train,
the accident was due to the fail
nre of the air brakes to work
Switch engine No. 98 jumped the
tracks between the Ridgely
yards and Sherman. Pasley 's
train followed, but was stopped.
It was followed by the second
section, and the accident occurred
while they M ere going down a
teep grade, with the heavily
loailcd train. The engine crashed
into the caboose, totally demol
ishing it. Before the other mem
krs of the crew were able to result-
him, Pasley was surrounded
I the flames, which quickly to I
lowed the collision. The caboose
was completely destroyed by the
The unfortunate man is a son
of Mr. nml Mrs. L. T. Pasley, of
Rush Hill, this county. We sym
pathize with Mr. and Mrs. Pasley
in this misfortune that has over-'
taken their boy and we hope he
tny speedily recover.
New Mail Route for Audrain.
Washington, D. C, Oct. 21.
The Post-office Department an
nounced today the transfer ol
rural delivery "Service on route
No. 1 from Rowena, Audrain
county, to Centralia, Boone coun
ty, the route to be designated as
No. 4, effective December 1.
An Old Pilgrim Writes.
John I Davis of this city has a
Inter, dated Oct. 18, 1912, from
h' aged father, W. A. Davis, at
Canoy, Okla. The father cele
brated his 90th birthday on the
fi,st day of the present month.
- A. Davis used to live in this
Part of Audrain county and all
the old settlers of M exico remem
b,r him. He is in good health
ail writes a steady hand. We
ar permitted to glean from his
e'ter, as follows:
Cloudy this morning and we
e needing rain. Cold, too, for
tl;is part of the country. We have
hal a light frost, but it didn't
damage anything. Crops, this
Mn, in some localities here
Jj'ere poor, but some corn is as
Me as I ever saw. Cotton was
Por. but it brings a good price,
"ne as high as 12 cents, down to
- Corn is 50 cents a bushel.
tt"ges nre low. Lund is on the
n,e' Many new comers coming in
d the country will soon be fill
n Was 104 Yean Old.
M " 111 I UH M ft I 1,,tttiAl. 17
rr, di"d at her home here Weil-
. She was born in Virginia
fame to Missouri ninety
! R6o. Another aged citizen
i r l88t niht- H " Ed'
J'' Wkin, aged 83 years. He
rn in Ireland.
Mexico Boy in Florida Miss
Powell's Experience With a
Gervais Herrey, son of Dr. and
Mrs. II. W. Herrey, of this city,
has a fine position with an oil
company at Bakersfield, C'ali.
George MeLoney, son of W. J.
MeLnney of this city, is private
secretary of Dr. Lawsoii, a
wealthy physician of Cleveland,
Ohio. George will spend the com
ing winter with Dr. Lawson in
Miss Rilla Powell, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Powell of this
city, had a thorn a half inch long
removed from her foot a few davs
ago which became lodged there
five years ago. Physicians were
never able to find the thorn.
Rev. George Clay Kell, of Pike
county, has moved to Mexico to
give his children the advantage
of our schools.
Mrs. Newton Bartlow, a niece
of Mrs. G. X. Wales of this city,
died a few days ago at her home
in Fulton, Ohio, of cuncer. Mrs.
Hartlow had visited in Mexico
and friends, here are pained to
hear of her death.
The Message is in receipt of a
letter from our good friend J. X.
Cross, formerly of Mexico, now of
Ceres, Cali. Says he is reason
ably well but he was compelled
recently to give up his school
work ou account of affliction with
rheumatism.' He is interested in
a mutual telephone system out
there and writes to know some
thing of the Luddonia, Rush Hill
& Mexico Mutual.
George Phillips, formerly of
Vandalia, this county, born near
that town iu 1876, died one day
last week at Rocky Ford, Colo.
The body was shipped back to
Vandalia for burial, funeral last
Friday conducted by Eld. R. D.
Chinn. Miss May Hums of Mex
ico attended the funeral. Mr.
Phillips was married tea years
ago to Miss Lulu Ellis, of Ralls
county, who survives him. He
was a successful newspaper man
and at one time was connected
with the Vandalia Leader.
SANTA FE ITEMS.
Rodger Hunt is visiting his
father. "Uncle" Lack Hunt.
Everybody and their beauxs
attended the carnival at Perry.
They certainly had a fine display
of every kind of farm products.
Miss Louise Drake visited home
folks at Moberly Saturday and
Fred Quisenbury is erecting n
new barber shop.
Mrs. Robt. Smiley 's brother
and wife of St. Louis are visiting
John Clapper and family of
Stoutsville visited at W.'H. Han
na's last Wednesday night an 1
Rev. Horuhuek preached at the
Methodist church Sunday morn
ing and night.,
John Thompson and family
spent the day at Joe Flciniiiing's
The ladies of the Christian
church wjll serve dinner at the
election, Xov. the fith, for the
benefit of the church.
A. J. Husdon, of Sullivan, HI.,
has been visiting John Fairchild
and family, north of Henton City.
Mr. Husdon is also an old
acquaintance of S. D. Stocks oi
Mrs. H. W. Hale of Artesia,
New Mexico, is the guest of her
brother, Charles Harmon, of this
One of the Gayest Events Ever
Couple Now Touring the
Mr. W. W. Fry, Jr., and Miss
Velma Johnson were married at
the brute's home, northwest of
Mexico, last Saturday evening
7:30 o'clock, Rev. J. C. Handy, of
the Methodist church at Fulton
officiating. Miss Franc Johnson,
sister of the bride, was maid of
honor. Misses Lena Johnson, Ger
trude Fry and Lelia Winans wen
bridesmaids. Ralph Huekner, Gip
vN oodward and James Jackson,
of Kansas City, were groomsmen.
Miss Ruth -Durkee played the
After the ceremony a reception
was given the brjlal party and
then they slipped away in an au
tomobile for Centralia where they
took a train for Washington, I).
C, and other points of interest in
the East. After tffe IT.th of next
month Mr. and Mrs. Fry will be
at home to their friends in their
pretty new home in Waddinghnm
Place, this city.
Mrs. Fry was formerly a mem
ber of the faculty of Christian
College at Columbia. The groom
is the son of Judge and Mrs. W.
W. Fry of this city and is a lead
ing young lawyer. A splendid
young couple and we wish them
long life and happiness.
Miss Swanton Dead.
Miss Julia Swanton, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. George Swanton,
living south of Mexico, died Tues
day of last week. She had been
ill but a slfort time, as we under
stand it. The body was shipped
to Culloin, III., for burial, where
also funeral service was held.
A sister of deceased, Miss Rosa
Swanton, is the teacher of the
school in Hean Creek district. Mr.
and Mrs. Win. Kerce, of Clarence,
Mo., attended the funeral. A son
in the Swanton home, Dan Swan
ton, 17 years old, is reported quite
ill at the present time.
Coal hauling and apple gather
ing is the order of the day now.
Mrs. Shultz has re'urncd from
Hannibal where she was at tn.
bedside of her father. She left
him much improved.
Most everyone at I ended the
corn carnival at Perry last week.
Sim Helm is having a verv
hard time with a spell of chills.
Is in bed most of the time.
The friends of Mr. Scobee of
near Goss were verv sorrv to hear
if his death. lie died during
;crvices at the Christian church
at Goss. after taking up collec
tion. He took his seat and threw
up his hands and died without an
The Misses Hradley and lit
e brother. Jack, are visiting the
Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Sims of Mon
tana arrived at her father's, Mr.
Wren's, Saturday. They will
stay there this winter.
Miss Humble, our school teach
er, visited her father at Perry
from Friday till Sunday.
Rev. McChuton filled his regu
lar appointment at New Hope
Geo. Crigler ami family visited
Mrs. 1). P. Arnold Sunday.
Miss Maggie Cooper of Paris,
visited her parents, Mr. John
Cooper ami family, a few days
Robt. Herrey, who for some
time has been cashier at the Wa
bash depot in this city, now has
'large of the Wabash freight
rffice at St. Charles.
Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Settle of
this city visited their son and
family. Win. Settle, nt Cecil, Mon-
loe county, last week.
Settled In Arixona.
Mrs. Alma Heiaer and husband
left Mexico a couple of weeks ago
for Arizona, where Mr. Heizer
went for the benefit of his health.
Mrs. Heizer writes the Message
Temple, Arizona, Oct. 15.
Mr. Beal :
We reached our destination
Saturday. A wreck of a freight
train delayed us at first and by
that it took us five days to make
our trip. We have rented a house
in Temple, and will move Mon
day. We are delighted with the
country. Such beautiful palms
and umbrella trees here. Every
thing looks so pretty and green.
Xow don't understand me to say
I like Arjzona better than Mis
souri, for I can't tell just yet.
My parents, Jas. Caninlin and
wife, and my husband and I will
Clark and the "Boy."
Montgomery, Mo.. Oct. 19.
Speaker Champ Clark and h?s
son. Bennett, put in a strenuous
day for the Democratic party to
day. Mr. Clark spoke in Audrain
county nt Rush Hill. Laddonia,
Farber and Vandalia. while Ben
nett made three speeches in Cal
laway county, addressing audi
ences at Portland, Mokane and
Tibbetts. The Speaker declared
himself unequivocally against the
single tax and said that the
single-tax amendments proposed
by the so-called Equitable Taxa
tion League are obnoxious, un
just and iniquitous.
Mrs. Mcintosh Dead.
Mrs. Louisa .Mcintosh, KG years
old, wife of Lloyd Mcintosh.
lied Wednesday of last week nt
her home south of Mexico. She
had been ill a long time. Besides
the husband the following broth
ers and sisters survive her:
James, Robert and Leonidas
Mitchell, Mrs. Susan Guthrie and
Mrs. Sarah Moss. Eld. W. II.
Hook held funeral services Fri
day morning, burial in Elmwood.
The pallbearers were Robt. Lock
ridge, C M. Shutt, M. F. Harri
son, Joseph Hrnshears, A. Pfltzer
and Perry Riggs.
EAST HALLS VILLE.
Hollis LnForce is very ill at
Mrs. Leach Allen of Thompson
visited friends in this vicinity
Saturday and Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Bob Points
who are aiming to move to Drip
ping Spring this week were sur
prised by a surprise dinner Sun
day. The crowd consisted of
about 200 people. Mr. Points
sold bis f.uiu here and bought
another one near Dripping
Springs. We regret to part with
such excellent neighbors.
Mr. and Mrs. W. N. Durk who
lived north of Sturgeon the past
year are moving back to this lo
cality with a hearty welcome.
Mrs. Gibbs Gentry and daugh
ter, Mrs. Owen Wolfork, visited
relatives near Rowena last week.
Loren Prentice was called to
Jefferson City to the bedside of
his brother, Clyde, who is very
low with typhoid fever.
Hon. W. L. Cole, Republican
candidate for Congress, made a
speech at the Mexico court house
last Saturday night, discussing
the tariff and other issues.
The lecture of Frank II. Leon
ard, C. S. B., of Chicago, drew a
large attendance of people at the
Christian Science chinch last Fri
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. McKinley.j
of this city, are entertaining their j
daughter, Mrs. Win. Eagon, and
her son. William, of Los Angeles,'
Mr. Scroggins' Recollections
Dempsey, Molasses Maker
E. H. Morris' Visit.
Frank Scroggins: 1 came to the
vicinity of Laddonia just 40 years
ago last March. I have seen old
Audrain county in the days of
"greenheads" and rattlesnakes
have watched her progress from
her primitive state on up to the
present when her prairies are
now populated with a people as
live and progressive as live any
where. The changes in four de
cades have wrought wonders. We
have a great county. Why should
any man want to leave it! Our
farms have developed in a hurry.
Most any of our dirt is now up
about the 100-dollar-aii-aere
mark, yet you can meet men now
anil then who remember when it
went for a "bit" for the acre.
L. Amos Harris: Getting ready
for winter down our way east
of Benton City. Xothing much
else doing. I come to Mexico
more than I used to. That son.
of mine with S. & X. Phillips, is
farmers' homes all thereabout.
W. II. Dempsey: I get into IhejMark it. Mr. Message Man. the
sorghum making business about; day is not far distant when all
every year but I'm having a time the towns in this section of Mis-
this season. Jack Frost came too
early and "bit" the cane. The
molasses is not as good this year.
A. P. Green: I'm connected
with the Me xieo Brick Plant as
uu kiiow. i am lnieresieti in tlic
i. i . . i .
prosperity ot the farmers of An
drain county. I want them t
have that County Farm Adviser.
Any of them opposed to itf I'd
like to take a dozen of them over
nlo Pettis county. Mo., and diow
Mu m.' I was at the State Fair tin-
other day and I talked with them
ibout it, over there. Why", they're
more than enthusiastic about that
man they have over there, lie has
helped the farmers make bigger
rop yields and more money and
they hava the facts and figures to
prove it. Audrain county ought
to have a farm adviser too.
.irs. vv . u. liieKinan: I a,
I 'lided the Perry Corn Carnival
hist week. Great multitude' ol'
people were there. The exhibits
were great and there were no bad
vide shows to mar, either. P.-rrv
w my former home town him' I
think a great deal of the place.
J. T. Allen: I am blaeksmit hing
down at Benton City. Am doing
quite well. Benton City is a tine
S. II. Johnson : I live south
east of Mexico, on one of the best
t Ar r i
little farms, I think, in that lo-1
eulitv niiii.t...lu .1.,.. ..1...... I
" ' , i . . I'm,! IIIJOIM Will
yard. Kmmett. my little son, got
a number of the frisky little fcl
:;.vs for the table this summer.
V. K. Marlow: I am machinist
lor the .Mexico Brick Plant. Am
expecting my family hero from
Ohio in a short time. I like Mex-
lo line. You have a good town
here and a fine country surround
ing it. I am interested in the oil
well business back .in Ohio. It
strikes me that you may have oil
under the earth in this section. I
would like to see a local company
organized to bore down :.(MM) or
1,000 fed to see about it. That 's
the only way to find out.
II. Morns: I and m v bro! Ii -
Jv O. Morris, arrived iu Mex-:
o last week lo visit relatives and
r. lid langsyne friends. 1 have been
away from Mexico 21 years,
t.pcnl 11 years at Butte, Mont..
I.elore going to California. 1 am
! r ated at Modesto in the Golden
Mate. J. X. Cross and Joe Sisk,!
formerly of Audrain county, are j
living near me. 1 married Miss
Lula Cross, as niv Mexico friends
will remember. My father, P. M.
Morris, is with us and likes to fish
as well as he ever did. We like
California but 1 have a very
warm place in my heart for Mis
souri and old Audrain county. It
is the prettyest country in the
world. How about polities? Cali
fornia is going for Wilson and the
Democratic ticket this time.
K. M. Crooks: Don t talk to
me. i in out oi humor, aim no
joke. I wish the Message would
tell that fellow who started tin
rumor that I am for the Singh
Tax that he tells a lie. Let him
look at that word and study it?
j meaning long and well. I am tin
I last man on earth who would hi
for the Single Tax.
Dr. Jesse Goodsou : I have
just returned from a visit to rel
atives at Mt. Pleasant. Iowa.
They have a dam over Skunk
River up there patterned after
the big dam over the Mississippi
at Keokuk. At Mt. Pleasant the
dam furnishes electric light, heat
ami power for the city, and it will
soon be furnishing light for the
souri Louisiana, Bowling Green,
Vandalia, Mexico, Fulton, and so
on, will be getting electric power
from the Keokuk dam, ami they'll
be running electric ears with that
same power, and that in this same
LIBERTY AND BENTON CITY.
Mr. ami Mrs. J. F. Griffith of
Mexico visited Mrs. Griffith's
parents. Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Allen
of Benton City. Saturday and
Mrs. Oscar Ilymes is on the sick
J. T. Allen and daughter. Miss
Maty, were Mexico callers Satur
day. Born, to the wife of Win. G
son, a daughter.
Alfred Allen visited home folks
at Rush Hill Saturday night and
Grandma Ilymes has returned
Mrs. Barbara Rhodes is enter
taining company from Warrenlon
Fred Pearson and Frank OUey
started to Illinois last Tuesday.
French Douglass has a si-k
Miss Martha Slautl'er visited
Miss Mary Allen Sunday and
The Masons of this city have
let the contract for a new build
ing which will stand between the
I nisley Building and the Or-
plieuui. east ol the po.sloflice. !.
II. Ballew has the contract. The
building will be two stories high,
the upper part to be used by the
Masons, the lower pari lo be used
as a store room. The building
when completed with all fixtures,
plumbing, furniture, etc., will
cost near r'!U00.
At tin- Mexico court house last
Monday Judge W. W. Botts
united in marriage Mr. J. M.
Rice and Miss Mabel Ilatwig.
iboth of Boone county.
W. C. Kinsella, real estate man,
formerly of this county, orders
the Message sent to him at Kan-
ias City. For some time past hi
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".- ui-i-u im-iiieu hi aco, icxas
Mrs. Hampton Green and three
children, of Shackelford. Mo.,
visited the family of "1'ncle"
lames Green, south of Mexico,
Marston W. Beamer, of Molino,
is driving a new automobile.
Baptist Minister Deplores Loss of
Kansas City, Mo., Oct. 21. Thq
Missouri Baptist Minister's Asso
ciation held an afternoon ami
night conference iu the Calvary
Baptist church, Ninth ami HarrU
son streets, today.
About 10 out-of-town minis
ters were present. Rev. Milfordl
Riggs of St. Louis, associate edi
tor of The Central Baptist and
president of the association, pre
sided nt both meetings.
The afternoon session was
taken up iu general discussion on
important problems confronting
the Baptist churches of the State.
Chief among these was the prob
lem of keeping up the attendance
at country churches.
"The great trouble is that the
city churches are stealing away
our best young men," one rural
"The young nieu who go to itie
cities to seek their fortunes, the
ones with push and ambition, are
just the kind of men we n I to
build up and maintain our coun
try churches, but, unfortunately,
these all flock to the cities and
join churches there.
"We are forced to cope with
those who are content to let well
enough alone. It lakes the very
best preachers to hold a country
congregation. My advice lo min
"When you go to the country
take along your very best ser
mons; when you go to the city
take along your best clothes."
Rev. J. W. Kellncr closed a
V,,,'.V sin ssful revival meetinir at
the Minneola Baptist church last.
Sunday night with six additions
to the church membership. Bro.
rveitnor was in Mexico Monday
on his way to the Slate Baptist.
Association gathering in Kansas
The Vandalia Leader savs:
Mrs. B. W. Hale of Artesia. ew
.Mexico, was a pleasant visitor st
this office hist week, Mrs. Hale
who will be remembered as Miss
Ruth Harmon, is very much ;n
love with the state of her adon-
tion. Mrs. Hale was the guest of
Mrs. Mole Goran, an old school
li'iend. while here. She leaves
shortly for her home and will t.vkc
with her her wo children, who
have been spending the past I line
months with their grand parents,
Rush Harmon and wife.
Albert Richardson sold a three
year old imm. jo Charles Adams
Charles Adams has a new bug
gy. miss .Sella Slonaker, who
teacher in Thompson school
ited home folks Saturday
Mr. and .Mrs. Sam Evans
Mexico were guests of Mrs. Fan
nie Crawford Sunday.
J. G. Crawford is attending th
general Baptist Association
I 'Oill, to F. J. Wcimm.l
wife. Oct. 1C, a son.
II. L. Herrey and J. E
i'll have lnvf ,.i' ii. i
.j....-,, in 1 1 1 1 - i- nogs.
Peter Albright delivered a itsKlO
mule eolf to .1 M li
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Mrs. Samuel King, of Jjke
county, and Mrs. Annie King. 0f
Wellsvillc, visited Rev. and .Mrs.
W. II. hook in this city last week.
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Mexico wings uanK
Capital Stock, SISO.OGO.OO
43rd Year in Butiatjj.
Ubaw LUUKJS, Cashier. i