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TTE HI1T0MCAT, No
Mexico Missouri . Message.
MEXICO, MISSOURI, OCT 31, 1912
F. ASBURY STABS
THE FORMER HAD BEEN DE
The Two Men Attend a Dance To-
Frank Asbury, 17 years o'.d,
whose father resides in this city,
is in the Audrain county jail on
the charge o stabbing Hugh
Mudd, of Middletown. The
trouble between the two men oc
curred on the farm of Asubry's
brother, S. E. Asbury, east of
Mexico, late last Saturday after
noon. The authorities tell the fol
lowing story :
Asbury attended a dance in the
neighborhood of Middletown
Thursday night. There lie met J.
W. James and II. Mudd. He
bought a horse of James for
which lie agreed to pay $150. lie
also bought a buggy and harness
of Mudd for $83. Asbury told
James and Mudd if they would
go to Wcllsvillo with him, he
would get the money. Mudd
agreed to go with Asbury.
Asbury hitched the horse lie
bought of James to the buggy he
bought of Mudd, and he and
Mudd went to Wcllsvillc. After
reaching Wellsville, Asbury made
an excuse to go to Martinsburg.
At Wellsville, Asbury placed the
horse and buggy in the livery
stable and hired a rig to drive to
Asbury and Mudd did not stop
nt Martinsburg, but came on to
the home of Asbury 's brother, S.
E. Asbury, east of Mexico. There
they put the horse in the stable
ami went to the house to get din
ner, i , , r) (
On reaching the house Asbury
remarked to Mudd he had enough
money hidden in the woods to pay
for the buggy and harness, and
thereupon the two went to the
woods to get the money.
Asbury previously had given
Mudd a check for $150 to give to
James for the horse he bought of
Mudd says they were walking
along quietly, talking to each
other, when suddenly Asbury
jerked a butcher knife which he
had hidden in his clothes and
stabbed him in the back. A
wound about an inch and a half
deep and two and a half inches
long was inflicted. Mudd says he
ran and being able to outdistance
Asbury, made his way to Dr. G. P.
Toalsou's office, where he had his
Asbury rushed to where his
brother was working in the field
and excitedly told him he had
killed a man down in the woods.
He then disappeared.
Sunday morning the boy went to
his father's home in this city and
there was arrested.
Mudd was taken home by rela
tives Sunday afternoon. It is
thought he will safely recover.
Asbury was adjudged insane
several weeks ago, following an
attempt to commit suicide by tak
ing carbolic acid.
Married in Illinois.
Mr. Charles A. Mason, a son of
JIr. and Mrs. J. W. Mason of this
c'ty, were married a few days ago
at Belleville, 111, to Miss Braska
Iiookwood, of Montgomery coun
ty, this State. They will reside in
t. Louis. Mr. Mason is a travel
og salesman for II. J. Heinz & Co.
The Message wishes them long
life and happiness.
W. Harding, of Indianapolis,
J"d., is here to visit old friends,
lut he is in very bad health at
rresent. His son, Claire Harding,
accompanied him to Mexico.
Single Tax Discussed Interest
ing Social Events.
Never a more beautiful and
lovely autumnal fall did we ever
That ravager of swine is still
rampant in our vicinity, sweeping
nearly every head clean as it
moves from place to place.
II. T. Spurting and son are
marketing two car toads of oats
Harry Householder shipped
two loads of wheat to market last
The Rev. J. L. Presser filled his
regular appointment at Bethle
hem Saturday and Sunday. A
good sized crowd out at each
meeting. Bro. Presser continues
to grow in power and favor with
our little flock and is certainly
sincere and honest in every asser
tion. Come out and hear him,
everybody, and you may certain
ly carry away some bread for
About 140 friends and neigh
bors of Mr. and Mrs. F. Ehret
very graciously surprised the
family last Sunday with a bounti
ful spread. The Ehrets know-
nothing of this till about a dozen
of the thirty-five rigs and autos
were upon the premises w hen the
light began to dawn upon them.
The remainder in unbroken suc
cession drove in. The ladies of
our vicinity are noted for the
most excellent culinary art in ex
istence and certainly the tooth-
fulness of this day's spread was
par excellent. Everything went
off in perfect unison and 'lovely
accord and not a more pleasant
day has been spent by any one
present for many a day, we'd
vouch. As the crowds dispersed
many warm handshakes were in
dulged in and universal regret
expressed at the soon departure
of this most excellent family to
the sunnier clime of the Sunflow
er State, Mr. Ehret having pur
chased a farm near Garden City
Mrs. John P. Baker and daugh
ters, on the 17th, between 2 and 5
p. nt., entertained at luncheon in
honor of Mr. Barker's 61st birth
day. About seventy-five were
present. Mr. Baker knew noth
ing of this till the first few of the
crowd began to arrive and caught
him with his everyday 's on.
Everything seemed lovely, and
the fountain of youth was cer
tainly renewed in Mr. Baker a
number of years. All departed
wishing for Mr. Baker many hap
py returns of the day.
Mrs. Mattie King Ehret and
son of Iowa are here the guests of
her parents and other relatives
and friends for a fortnight. .
Miss Glenn Ellis departed Fri
day for Columbia and Rockeporte
to'visit friends a few days, thence
to Kansas City to visit her uncle's
family, then on home to Musko
Miss Sudie Winn very pleasant
ly entertained her school Satur
Mrs. Alice Hickman of Blue
Jackett, Okla., is here the guest
of her father, R. Bruce and fam
ily, and friends.
Miss Nannie Kennan, a student
of Missouri University, spent a
few days at home last week.
Mr. and Mrs. 0. F. Squires en
tertained at dinner one Sunday
recently twenty-one of their
friends and relatives, including
Mr. and Mrs. John Neills', Mr.
and Mrs. Andrew Neals', Mr. and
Mrs. Byron Reed's, Tommy
Walker's and Ide Squires' fami
lies. A great good time was-had,
as the Squires know the art of en
tertaining. Mrs. P. E. Clampit, of this city,
has been quite ill.
Miss Mary Spurting is here vis
iting relatives and friends for a
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Tanner en
tertained at dinner Suuday, a
week, a number of young people
in a very becoming manner. Their
mode of entertaining is very
gracious and 'everybody is always
glad to receive nn invitation to
their hospitable home.
Ralph King was in Kansas City
recently, pretentiously, only, to
buy some cattle. Madam Rumor
whispered in our oar that another
very much mora attractive card
was drawing him there. That's
right, old boy, keep that pace up
and the plum may finally be land
ed. O. P. Ellis recently completed a
.'10x40 foot tool shed second to
none for its size in the county.
Our farmers keep improving.
John W. Blum is erecting a
twenty-four foot concrete tank.
It furnishes his whole farm with
water. John is one of the most
progressive fanners of our vicini
ty. As the 5th of November draws
near it behooves us all to vote for
the better interest of the masses,
for the interest of the foundation
of all wealth, the farmer. Handi
cap him and our cities decay;
crursh him and our cities' streets
will be growing weeds in a sea
son. The simile tax nronositinn
tJ 4 - - j - --
is one of serious importance.
Should it pass, or as our single
taxers put it, "The government
come into its own," by such
strenuous advanced taxation up
on the land and by the single tax
commission of these members ap
pointed by the Governor with
power to raise the taxes without
limitation this we believe and
claim will completely demoralize
this old common-wealth of Mis
souri. It will immediately ruin
the commercial and business
standard and has already shaken
or caused us to stand still for the
past few months, people fearing
the awful consequences should it
pass. Our best authority on such
subjects says that the first it
hurts is the laboring class; next
the renters, for men of business
will be forced to cut out every
possible expense and raise the
rent on land in order to meet the
demands of taxation on land.
Then I would urge that all who
would like to continue to own
their belongings in this grand old
state, an empire within herself, to
cast aside this silly rot and vote
NO on the 6th and 7th amend
ments. Such doctrine is against all
human, civil, and divine law, and
slumld be wiped out of existence
forver by the greatest over
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Stowers
moved to Porter Bruce 's Satur
day. Robert Todd Powell.
Laid to rest in the Coluse ceme
Robert I. Powell died Tuscday
morning, Oct. 8, 1912, aged 78
years. lie leaves a wife, who was
Miss Eliza Beaver, of the Mexico
Robert T. Powell was a member
of the Baptist church, and a
brother-in-law of Mrs. Fannie
Powell of this city. He was rais
ed at the Powell Ford, north of
Mexico. He moved to Coluse
county, Cali., about 30 years ago.
Rev. R. C. Davis of the Chris
tian church preached the funeral
sermon, and music was furnished
by a select choir. Interment was
made in Colusa cemetery.
R. R. Buckner has brougfit suit
in the circuit court against the C.
& A. railroad on three counts for
$821 for alleged damages to live
stock in shipment.
Mrs. II. B. Barks is visiting in
BUT VENTURES GETTING
MARRIED TWICE TO
Claims Mexico, Mo., as Her Post-
Henry St. Clair, .of Chicago,
and Mrs. Evelyn Reynolds, who
gave her postoffice address to the
marriage license clerk as Mexico,
Mq., were married at Clayton,
Mo., one day last week. The St.
Louis Post-Dispatch thus refers
to the wedding:
Mrs. Evelyn Reynolds, of Mex
ico, Mo., 63 years old, was mar
ried at 9 a. m., Tuesday, at Clay
ton, to. Henry St. Clair of Chica
go, 64 years of age and declared
coyly, after the ceremony, that
she married her whitehaired
suitor "to. get rid of him," and
that he was "the most persistent
man she ever saw."
"He had the audacity to tell
me," continued the sprightly
bride, "that he could take better
care of me this winter than 1
could take of myself."
The new Mrs. St. Clair said that
her life has been so filled with ro
mance that she hadn't time to tell
about it, but that this marriage
was the crowning romance of all.
Both she and her husband had
been married before, she said. He
is an Englishman, and wishes to
take her on a honeymoon trip
across the Atlantic, but she said
she was afraid of the water.
Mrs. Allen Duffy has returned
home after a week's visit with
friends and relatives in (Vntralia.
George Carter and wife of near
Hickory Grove visitcd-J. W. Mc-
Cammon and wife Saturday.
S. P. Loreu made a business
trip -to Centralia Thursday.
J. F. Edwards and wife enter
tained their children from Colum-
bir Saturday night and Sunday.
J. T. Beatty and family visited
Jas. Smith and family Sunday.
J. W. McCummun and wife vis
ited their nod, Onne, of near ('en
The doctor reports Tommie
Brown to be doing nicely.
Jas. Woolery and family visit
ed Win. Renie and family of Cen
tralia Saturday and Sunday.
The Knights of the Maccabees
of the World gave a complimen
tary reception Friday night at I.
O. O. P. Hall to the ladv members
Ilollister and Washington
Hives. It was a most enjoyable
Prof. J. W. Million." of Hardin
College, lias been chosen a mem
ber of the -advisory board of the
Missouri Peace Society recently
The Mexico School Board has
ordered a balcony built in the
gymnasium at the High School
building. The cost wi be about
Robert Platte, out Skinner wav.
is a sorghum manufacturer, lie
made about 700 glalons of the
sweet stuff this season.
Mr. and Mrs. S. II. Jerninn ol
Amarillo, Texas, are here on a vis
it to Mrs. Jerinan's sister. Mrs
Rev. J. C. Handy, of Pulton, if
assisting in a revival meeting at
the Vandalia Methodist church.
Elmer Ktiser and wife and two
small children returned a few
days ago from a visit to relatives
at St. Charles.
Theo. Selb's Choice Odd Fellows
Entertain Mrs. Lamb's
J. E. Goodrich : I spent a week
recently in the Wabash hospital
at Moberly. While doing some
work on the Wabash section in
Mexico I sprained my knee very
badly. The Wabash takes mighty
good care of its crippled employ
ees at Moberly.
Theo. Sell) : The Sunday school
at Trinity, where I attended, re
cently went into winter quarters
and my family and I now have
joined one of the schools in Mex
ico. I believe in regular syste
matic study of Tho Book of
J. E. Elder: 1 came up from
Laddonia Thursday and there
were about 25 others in my bunch
besides me to attend the Odd
Fellows entertainment in .Mexico.
The Laddonia and Vandalia teams
put on the degree work. A num
ber of candidates were received
on the initiatory and first degree.
Ve enjoyed tho banquet, and
don't you forget it. Our fraterni
ty is always helped by these gel-ting-togcthcrs.
John W. Howell : I don't like
that man, Prank Blake, State Su
perintendent of Insurance. Can 'I
understand him. He's making the
situation embarrassing in Mexico
and other cities. Why doesn't he
administer the laws? But that's
the trouble all along down the
line; generally there are plenty of
laws, but the officers will not en
O. E. Etledge : 1 am wood
workman with J. A. Farthing, the
blacksmith, at Vandalia. Mr.
Farthing sends greetings to the
Message and handed me a dollar
to hand you on renewal for the
G. W. Russell: I atu one of the
rural route carriers out from Ben
ton City. I very often take a spin
in my auto into Mexico. We have
the best roads out our way now I
ever saw. Those within the Mex
ico eight-mile district arc especial
Mrs. Charles Lamb: I take the
Message and wish to renew. I
have the novelty of living in Iowa
but get ray mail in Missouri at
Lancaster, Mo. Vou see it is
close to the State line and we get.
our mail by rural carrier. I and
two children, Stanley and Vernon,
have been visiting my parents
near Santa Fe, Mr. and Mrs. P.
Ilofriehter, and my sister, Mrs.
George Cooper, in Mexico.
SANTA FE ITEMS.
Rev. Robison preached at the
Christian church Sunday in Bro.
O 'Heron's place.
Charley Baker visited his
mother arid folks from Friday un
Henry Iman mid wife visited
with Horace Bybee und family
Mrs. Scobee and Miss Essie
were Perry visitors last Thurs
Homer Bridgford and family
spent Sunday at Bob Smiley 's.
Vill Sterrett was in. Perry trad
ing last Thursday.
Soiuo of the farmers are begin
ning to crib their corn.
Mrs. Black from Wellsville is
visiting her son, Charley Black.
Austin Carters' tcuni got
frightened last Simdav. throwing
him out of the waun and bruis
ing him up considerably.
Hubert Coil, northwest of Lad
donia, has recently completed the
erection of a flue six room house,
Mr. Pearson to Go West Three
Deaths Mr. Van Note Mar
ried. Mr. Roy 1). Van Note, connect
ed with his father, T. T. Van Note,
in the dairy business in this city,
and Miss Jennie James, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Prank James,
southeast of Mexico, were united
in marriage Monday of this week,
Rev. A. A. Wallace, of the Presby
terian church, officiating. It is a
very worthy young couple and we
extend them our best wishes for
future happiness and prosperity.
Rufus Pearson and wife two
of Mexico's very oldest citizens
and their daughter, Miss Nina,
and Dr. J. P. McWilliams ami
wife are planning to spend the
winter in California. They will
depart for the Golden State next
B. J. Lubke, 2G years old, who
had been ill for a number of
months and bedfast, died last
Monday at the home of his grand
mother, in this city, Mrs. Kli.a
bcth Pitts. Rev. W. A. Shulleii
bcrger conducted funeral services
Tuesday afternoon. Burial in
Edward Dry, 1)7 years old, a
brother of Mrs. Robert Pickett
ami a cousin of.I.W. Dry, lint li the
latter of this city, died last. Sat
urday at his father's home, Klzca
Dry, north of Centralia. His dis
ease was tuberculoeis. He had
only recently returned home from
The Federated Clubs organiza
tion of this city lias elected the
following officers for the ensuing
year: President, Mrs. J. W.
.Million; vice president, Miss Fm
ma Mcl'heeters, for the D. A. R's;
Mrs. J. A. Guthrie, for Wednes
day club; .Mrs. Mary Graham, for
the Chautauqua Circle; recording
secretary, Mrs. Chas. Harrison;
corresponding secretary, Mrs. J.
P. Llewellyn; treasurer, Mrs. J.
Henry Youngblood, northeast,
of Martinsburg, has brought suit
in the Audrain county circuit
court against the Wabash railroad
to recover $100 in damages to a
shipment of live stock.
Carson Dreps, a tailor, died at
his home in Centralia last Thurs
day of meningitis. He was a mem
ber of the Elks lodge in Mexico.
Mason Creascy arrived home
last week from Caney, Okla.,
where he went to attend the fun
eral of his father, J. R. Creascy.
The mother survives and will con
tinue to reside in Caney. Three
other children nlso reside in and
near Caney. There were nine
children in the Creascy home and
this was the first death in the
family in l'l years.
Regular Services at Trinity.
Rev. W. C. Rice has been busy
'or some time in revival work at
i Olivet and Bethel, but will rc
jsume his regular work next Sui
Iday. Preaching morning and
evening at regular hours at
I Trinity. All are invited to these
I services. He reports great audi
I eiiccs at Bethel and good is being
The Central West Construction
Co. of this city last Week elected
the following officers: President.
. D. Gray; secret,; v. S. D.
Stocks; treasurer, J. T. Md'ue;
manager and vice-president. R. E.
I'.lf". Twelve lots in Trolley
Heights, owned by H e com ,;: n y,
were- sold last week. Six houses
are under construction there at
j this time
A NEW JAIL BUILDING FOR
What, an Out si .'a Man Thinks
Tho Centralia Courier com-
lK,l,t.i.1 C.ll 11.. 1
mi vi ii.i ii'iiuus iasi w cck:
If we were n citizen of Audrain
wc would certainly vote for tho
new jail proposition. We have but
little patience with the maudlin
sentiment that is forever deplor
ing the hard lives of the criminal
and continually seeking to make
things pleasant for the scoundrel,
lie who violates the law needs to
find the way of the transgressor
hard. At the same time we believe
in treating prisoners like human
beings and giving them whole
some and sanitary quarters. The
Audrain jail was good enough in
its day, but its day has been pass
ed for at least a decade. Tire o'ld
pile of rubbish is a germ-breeding,
unsanitary, unsightly, unsafe
black hob- of de; th and it
should be replaced with a new,
modern building. Audrain is able
to build it and she ought, to do jt.
u jucr r iuis ueaa.
(Vntralia, Mo., Oct. 24. John
Daniels, aged (it, a farmer south
of Centralia, fell dead this morn-,
ing while feeding cattle.
TT" TV. 11 .
HIGH HILL DISTRICT.
Only a few more days now un
til the election. Everybody think
about what is best for all and
vote against the Single Tax.
Aunt, Margaret I'nlis of Mexico
is visiting her children and grand
children in this ifistrict. Owing
to her age and to the fad that she
may not make many more trips to
see them, all are very much ap
preciative of her visit. On tin til h
of January she will be H." years
old if she lives to see that day.
We. are sorry that Green Leach
is reported no bet ter.
Lillian Lauham has just return
ed from a visit near Sturgeon.
Protruded meeting begins at
New Hope Monday night. They
have called Rev. Maxey to be
their pastor for the coming year.
Mrs. J. II. Turner had the mis
fortune to fall and sprain her
John lieatty and wife and Hy.
Wilmot and wife visited at J. L.
Mr. and Mrs. John Rediger and
daughters have revurned from a
visit with relatives and friends in
Illinois and Indiana rr 1 'o .
Mrs. John Botkin is afflicted
with a very sore throat.
B. P. Pulis will do some carpen
ter work for S. A. Pulis on his
farm lit; has just bought. Mr.
Pulis commenced the work Mon
day. People of this vieillly were
shocked to hear of the death of
.Mr. John 11. Daniels last Wed
nesday. Mr. Daniels had been in
usual health and that morning he
arose and slai led in to the kitdi
eii to make a lire and fell dead.
Mr. Daniels had lived in Ibis
neighborhood for many years and
friends extend sympathy to the
bereaved ones. His funeral was
preached at the German church
by l!cv. Zehr last Thursday and
the remains were laid to rest at
the Pool burving ground. '
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