Mexico Missouri Message
MEXICO, MISSOURI, NOV. 21, 1912
HARVESTER "TRUST" TO
GIVE A MILLION.
Here's Hoping That Audrain May
Chicago, 111 Xov. 1G. Oik mil
lion dollars, to bo used to educate
ti,e American far hut, has been
wU'il by the directors of the In
ternational Harvester Company.
What the company intends doing
ii to compete with the United
State Department of Agriculture
in the "uplift" of the American
Agents will be Kent out to dis
tribute improved need and scien
tific farming literature. The
final belt will be broadened and
the yield increased ; seed corn
sri:il trains will be run; free
Mini's on scientific farming de
Jivcrnl; social and farm improve
ment societies organized; prac
tical t'iirining will be introduced
in country schools, the office of
Niinty crop expert may be estab
lislu'il nnd tested seed will be fur
ni.Oii'il to farmers.
Prof. Perry C. Holden, Iowa
stat director of agriculture ex
tension, will be brought to Chica
oto take charge of the work.
A few months ago Julius Roscu
of Sears, Roebuck & Co.,
pvc one million dollars to the
farm uplift movement.
Tlie Mexico Commercial Club
tiMik a lonr step forward last
irk when it voted to guarantee
Ike salary of a farm adviser for
Audrain county. The County
Court had declined to take any
iction, as two of the members re
tire from office first of the year.
It is believed the salary of the ad
riser can be raised all right. There
ia a State appropriation available,
which will help, ii ml there is oth
er help in sight. A county farm
kiviscr is nil right ; the project
has proved a great success wher
ever tried. If the farmers of Au
fhviii eoiinty can be helped in the
mat'er of raising bigger crops and
n he assisted in building up soil
fertility at the same time, nnd the
form adviser helps toward that,
there will never be any trouble in
RviiiR the salary of this officer.
Sued for Divorce.
The St. Louis Republic a few
days ago contained the following:
Mrs. Henrietta Wilder filed suit
'or divorce in the Circuit Court
yesterday against Charles A. Wil
d". a grain dealer, who, she al
h'X is worth $30,000. She asks
that he he restrnined frnm r1irn.
. ' i
P Hotm property.
he charges that he has spent
(10,000 on other women.
TV couple were married .May
and, she alleges, they sep
last September. They
t 3212 Dodler street.
- . Mint ill' I'UHI III I
w, refusing t0 Sjlti(. t() I,,,,. ol. tj
""!' nousegirl for her.
He has corresponded and asso
rted with other women and t.u-
Inrtnients, she alleges.
plaintiff alleges Wilder
n slock in the Rank of Lad-
la at Laddonia, Alo., and in a
at Stuttgart, Ark.
Ri'v. V. C. Rice reports a fine
J" t Littleby Alcthodist church
1Sst oundav. I
I d fiue turnout to Sunday school.
"? Keds and nines nf K.lni.
'0"1 are having a contest on at
dance, Scriptural reading and
imints. It ends next Sun
The interest is high and it is
JWeted that much good will re-
GOOD ROADS BOOSTERS.
Hannibal and Perry Delegations
Six automobiles, filled with
good roads lioosters, came into
Mexico from Hannibal and Perry-
last Monday. They were marking
the Hannibal-Mexico Route, which
is to pass thru Perry. The route
is to be repaired and put in the
best condition. Sometime, maybe,
it will be made a permanent good
The men composing the party
who were here from Hannibal
were : W. C. Ritchie, V. T. Strong,
T. G. Rendlen, F. G. Richards, W.
T. Perkins, Jack Alexander, Pat
Troy, W. 15. Richards, J. P. Hin
ton, J. T. S. Hickman, and James
McXally. The Perry crowd was
composed of DeWitt Masters, of
the Perry Enterprise, K. P. Han
nah, L. M. (iill, F. M. Richards,
Lewis Potts, II. 1). Hoar, S. C. Gill
and Dr. J. W. Caldwell. Judge
John V. Deagles and Ed Atchi
son, the auctioneer, of the Wor
cester neighborhood, this county,
were also with the party.
Ideal weather, and many are
Mrs. Freeman, of Auxvasse, has
been the guest of her daughter,
Mrs. Ewcll Pasley, for the past
Some have butchered in this vi
Mr. and Mrs. James Dilliard of
Denver Dam. Mrs. Crier of Mex
ico, Mrs. Sam Hatcher, of Aux
vasse, and Mr. and Airs. T. J.
Powell and family spent Thurs
day of last week with Mr. and
Mrs. Milford Derry.
This vicinity was shocked by
the sad news Wednesday of last
week of Mrs. Alex Carter's death.
Certainly God loves a spirit like
we believe Mrs. Carter's was. The
entire community grieves with
those bereaved. For many years
her loss will be felt, not only in
her family circle but among her
friends of the church and asso
ciates as well. The floral offerings
wenr numerous and beautiful and
the church was crowded with rel
atives and friends of the deceased.
Elder Shullenberger made an ex
cellent talk. A part of .11 Proverbs
was read and a piartet of voices
from Mexico did 1ho sinirintr.
which was beautiful. Many from
a distance attended the funeral
Sunday afternoon at Rising Sun.
Keep It Coming.
Mrs. Dertie Riney, of Hannibal.
Mo., sends us one dollar to renew
for the Message and says concern
ing the paper: "Keep it coming.
We are always glad to hear from
that part of the country."
Centralia Man Dead.
Centralia, Mo., Nov. 14. C. L.
Quiscnberry, aged 80 years, died
last night of paralysis. lie was
born in Clark County, Ky., and
had lived in Doone county fifiy
Airs. Emma Davidson, of tlii
city, is now making her home with
the family of Air. T. F. Dews, near
Benton City. She orders the Mes
sage to follow her to her new
Mr. nnd Mrs. Ed. Watson Tues
day of this week entertained Mrs.
- Eaton and family and Miss
RacheP Langdon, all of Centralii.
It was the occasion of Airs. Wat
II. C. Spaar and A. Ilutclicr.son
have been attending the Holiness
church at Centralia. Attended an
all day meeting at said church last
Dr. and Airs. Allic Adams, of
Auxvasse, visited Mexico relatives
first of the week.
W. T. Wasel, of the Missouri
College of Agriculture, was in
Mexico last Friday and judged
the corn in the Audrain County
Hoys' politest, which was inaugu
rated by the Mexico Commercial
Club last spring. The awards wer
First, $25 Walter Kentzcl, 18
years old, Mexico. Yellow corn
Second. $15 Rossie Pease, 20
years old, southwest of Mexico.
Third. $10 Harold Wheeler, 10
years old, Mexico.
There were but four entries
James Slonaker, 15 years old, was
the other entry. At first there
were 10 entries, but the others
dropped out. Next year there
will be greater interest. The boys
will make it a lively game next
time. Hoys, pick your seed and
get ready now.
Misses Xell and Dess Deagles,
who attend school in Alexieo, and
Miss Marine Coward were recent
visitors with the latter 's sister,
Mrs. Porter Cant horn.
James Deam and wife of Han
nibal visited relatives here last
Mrs. Pate Cawthorn visited
with relatives in Mexico several
days last week..
Miss Ollie Syler, of Laddonia,
was the guest of her sister, Misg
Deulah, from Friday till Sunday.
Mrs. Kate Price, of Alexieo,
was the guest of her brothers, It.
II. and James Dudley, Saturday
Mrs. Dodc Cant horn visited
several days recently with Afexico
Rev. Edison of Columbia will
preach at Mt. Zion next "Sunday,
Mrs. Forest Weaver who has
been sick for some time is report
ed to be some better.
Den Robinson and family of
Prairie Lea vicinity visited Will
John Cowherd of Alexieo was
the dinner guest of his daughter,
Mrs. Porter Cauthorn, Friday.
Thomas Darnett of Alexieo was
Ihe recent guest of his daughter,
Mrs. Will Ileizer.
The sympathy of this commu
nity is extended to Judge Alex
Carter and family in the death of
Mrs. Carter, as she was well and
favorably known, having been
X. Hiekerson : I get my mail at
Wellsville and live in Montgom
ery county, but I often have busi
ness in Alexieo. I used to live
near Laddonia. I think a great
deal of old Audrain.
Frank Dunninglon, of Aloberly.
succeeds Charles McGce as agent
for the Wells-Fargo Express Co.
in this city, Air. McGce taking the
agency for the same company at
Grover Harris, son of Air. and
Mrs. John Harris of this city, will
open a first-class cafe at Salina,
Kans., where he has been located
for several years.
Mrs. Jennie Torrcyson and little
son, Alorris, of near Thompson,
have been visiting Airs. R. S. Alar
tin at Vt;uda!ia.
Maurice Barth of this citv bar ;
accepted n position with the
Victor Barth Clothing Co. at Col-;
Frank Barline, of Louis, Kan.. .
is visiting his sisters, southwest of j
Mexico, Airs. II. C. Spaar and Airs.
O. A. Lindonnicycr.
Mr. Burners Persimmons John
Vaughn Hurt Mr. Gartrell
Circuit Court opens next Mon
L. J. Gartrell, formerly of Au
drain county, accidentally shot
and killed himself at Day City.
Texas, a short time since.
Mr. Ralph Callaway, formerly
of this city, now of Kansas City, is
to be married next month to Miss
Alice Moore, of Brooklyn, X. V.
T. II. Kcllerhals, near Rush Hill,
is planning to move to Oklahoma.
J. C. King has bought J. L. So
pher's meat market nnd grocery
store at Frank Sannebeck's old
stand, near the southwest corner
of the Square. Mr. King's many
Mexico friends are glad to wel
come him back into business here.
Mr. Sopher is undecided as to his
Thursday evening while J. A.
Vaughn, a carpenter of this city,
was doing some repair work at
Mrs. J. F. Llewellyn is residence,
a board fell and struck him on the
head, which knocked him uncon
scious for some time. The board
contained a nail which pierced his
head and made a bad wound.
The Centralia Guard makes
mention as follows:
We are informed that one night
recently a young man from Alexi
eo was waiting outside of one of
our churches and attempted to es
cort a young lady home as she
came out of the church, when an
older lady stepped up and in
formed the young man that she
would accompany the girl home.
The lady was right. If the young
fellow could not call at the home
of the young lady and take her to
church and sit through the devo
tional services with her he had no
right to try to escort her home,
and we will bet that the snnie good
style prevails in Mexico.
I, II. Diggers received a box of '
Japanese persimmons the other!
day, sent him by his wife's sister.
Mrs. Ollie Oakcs, at Alvarado,
Texas. Air. Diggers brought a
sample of the fruit to this office.
It grows the size of a tomato.
I was born 150
years too late. 1 think I would
have enjoyed it better with the
pioneer and early settler. They
had happy old times. Nowadays
they have many conveniences
with the automobile ami the flying
machine throw n in, but give me
the earlier days; I think it was
Robbers blew open the safe of
the postoffice at Sturgeon, at 2:.'?0
o'clock, last Monday morniiiir. But
they only got about five dollars ;
and a few stamps
They escaped i
in an automobile.
Mrs. Charles Harmon and small
child, of this city, have been visit-!
ing Rush Harmon and wife, south j
of Vandalia, and Warren Wright !
and wife, at Curryville. I
Miss Lena Johnson visited Airs.
R. B. Finlcy in Hannibal last
Mr. nnd Mrs. Scott Braden nnd
small child, of near Laddonia, v,s-
.ted James Braden and family in
this city last week.
Little Miss Alabcl Spaar, who
has been ill so long with fever, is
now on the way to recovery, it u
S. P. Cunningham of this city
held a Ma so nit-' lodge of instruc-
tion at Fulton last week.
The funeral of Mrs. Carrie Wil
son Carter, wife of Judge Alex
Carter, whose sudden death was
mentioned in this paper last week
was held at Rising Sun Christian
church Inst Sunday afternoon at
1:110 o'clock. A large concourse
of friends and relatives was pres
ent and many could not find en
trance to the house. Rev. W. A.
Shullenberger of Mexico preached
the funeral discourse. ITe read
from Proverbs "Who can find a
virtuous woman t For her price
is far above rubies. Many
daughters have done virtuously,
but thou exeellcth them all."
The sermon was a high eulogy
of this truly good woman. In her
death this county has lost one ot
the most consecrated lives it pos
sessed. Neighbors and acquaintances
alike testify to the warmth of her
friendship and goodness. The
community and the world is al
ways the poorer in the death of
such a woman.
A (piartet, composed of Mrs. E.
R. Locke, Mrs. Bradford Sapping
ton, Mr. Frank R. Jesse and Dr.
Fred Griffin, sang beautiful selec
tions on the funeral occasion.
The funeral service was de
layed until Sunday in order to en
able a daughter, Miss Frances
Carter, , who teaches at Meade,
Wash., to arrive here.
The pall bearers were: A. D.
Jackson, J. T. Johnson, W. W.
Johnson, S. P. Emmons, C. M. Fox
and J. F. Vigal. More than 250
persons from Mexico attended the
funeral. A large number went
out on the electric car, which
made a special trip.
Judge J. E. Sims, near Oant,
Judge John S. Gatson, of Vanda
lia, Judge J. J). Sutton, of Ear
lier, Judge S. C. Groves, of Champ,
R. E. Carter, of Alva, Okla., and
others from a distance, attended
" oi.mii-rcmi mm,
"f wl,"'n Jui1 l'urU'p lias ",Wi'-vs
neeii an acuve memoer, ami me
Mexico Road Commission, of the
Eight-Mile District, composed of
George Lee, Xs. Myers and John
II. Lajie, each passed resolutions
ot '"'P'lthy for Judge Carter and
SANTA FE ITEMS.
I Santa Fc is to have a news
paper. The editor arrived last
! Ed. Hendrix's family returned
to their home in Hannibal Sunday
, from a week's visit in Santa Fe.
! Will Dull made a business trip
to Mexico Saturday.
i A young man arrived at Perry
"in ls " 'nni winesnay nnu
(icmaiKieti uoaru. i erry says ii is
name is Woodrow Wilson Davis.
Essie Scobee visited at Henrv
1 ,1,1 T !
I",i,n'i It Saturday night.
J(,(! J u'min an, wlfe sp1'"
Sunday with John Thompson and
0,1 Thursday eve the Angel of
Deatti entered the home of Leon
Dybee and called the loved wife
and mother home. She leaves a
husband and four child
er,i father, one brother nnd one
sis((r ft ,,0Ht of fri.niU ()
moun, hpr (h.H;1)
far ios ,he u(t of lhe
By and By,
WLere the tranquil depths of
EuiDot'0,A the glories that beam
froni on ni&h
In the shadowless dome of cter
May we meet' dear Alaude there
and dwell forever,
Mr. Rogers' Farming Cliff Dud
geon Glad J. T. Dudley and
Cliff Dudgeon: How am I since
the election T Just fine, "bully,'
as Teddy would say. Well, didn't
Wilson beat em? Xow it falls to
us Democrats to make good.
(i. Kabrich : Im going to
spend the winter in Florida again.
1 have relatives down there and
that with that sunny clime makr
it very delightful for me.
D. L. Rogers: I like the farm.
I didn't think I was cut out for it
when I first began but now 1
wouldn't give it for anything I
know. 1 plan the plantings I put
in my fields years ahead and 1 am
always looking to building up the
soil. 1 think it a crime to lob
your ground. There is no call for
it. The soil of China is feeding
four hundred million people and
they tell us that the Chinese farm
produces more now than it did
five thousand years ago, m the
first cultivation. They know how
to keep up the fertility, and that's
what the American farmer must
learn, and it is time for the Au
drain county farmer to begin,
right now. .
J. T. Dudley: I live out south
west from Washington school
house. By the way, Washington
school is flourishing. That enter
tainment recently your paper
mentioned was a great success.
Fine literary program and the
proceeds from the supper amount
cd to about $:I2, which will be
used to enlarge the school library.
Washington school and Washing
ton district are all right.
II. P. Warden: My father and
Woodrow Wilson's father were
born in the same town in Virginia.
I have known of Air. Wilson's
people for years. When Wood
row was elected Governor of Xew
Jersey I thought him then good
Presidential timber and told a
squad of Mexico voters so. Hi
is Scotch stock and there is not n
family in America with broader
intelligence, purer patriotism and
higher ideals than are his people
and were his ancestors, to the
third and fourth generations, so
to speak. Wilson, in my opinion
is going to make the greatest
President we have had in a hun
John II. Thole: Some time ago
I sold out my blacksmith businesr-
at Vnndalin, but I am now in
again with one of the best equipp
ed shops in that splendid little
city; I feel at home again. 1 met
my old friend W. II. Bcal in Alex
ico the other day. 1 had not seen
him since 1877, back near the time
when I used to keep a shop on
East Lick, adjoining the old Fish
er farm, northwest of Farbcr.
Father Beal is growing old, but
he has the same sunshine in his
life he had when I first knew him.
J. T. Johnson : I had an offer
of $11.10 per cwt. on part of that
bunch of fat cattle I shipped to
Chicago last week. The whole
shipment brought me $12,fif.0.4S.
The railroad did me bad service,
delayed me on the way to market.
They must pay me at least $::()
damages. But I am proud of the
shipment. It topped the Chicago
market for this year. I have more
cattle on hands 100 head of Iwo
ycar old steers and 100 head of
three year-olds, all fine fellows; I
don't believe anybody In Missouri
can beat them for quality, coudi-j
tion and general worth.
Mrs. J. D. Aliller is visiting her
son and family, Xelson Aliller, at
Short-Horn Cattle Bring Good
Emmons & Sons' big public
sale of Short horn cattle took
place in in this city last Thursday.
It was their 2fth annual salf R.
L. Ilarriman, of Dunccton, Mo., J.
G. Ford, of .Mexico, ami "Jap"
Stephens, of Martinsburg, acted
The stock sold well. R. L. Phil
lips, southwest of Mexico, bought
a bull for $205. It was the top
price of the sale. Other sales
were as follows :
Dull. D. C. Owen. Alexieo. $200:
bull, James Bradford, Troy, Alo.,
150; bull. T. W. Dinwiddie. Hiir-
hee. Mo.. $170; bull. W. W. Pol
lock. Alexieo, $125; bull. W. W.
Pollock, .Mexico. $l:!(); bull. J. K.
Kimright. Paris, Alo., $150; bull,
M. V. ahull. Wellsville, Alo.,
$150; hull, Geo. AI. Dyer, Old
Monroe, Alo., $100; bull. A. J. Fry,
Mexico, $115; bull, Settles Bros..
Santa Fc, Alo., $lS(t.
Coin gathering is the order of
Ihe day. Some are almost thru.
Henry Rudasill made a business
trip to his brother near Long
Branch n ntlv.
Wm. Smithey died Saturday
lyoniing, at six o clock, at his
laughter in law's home, Airs. Bet-
lie Sniilhey. He was one of
Strother's very oldest citiens,
very nearly !i7 years old. He was
buried at Pleasant Hill Sunday, at
two o'clock, lie leaves a score of
friends, besides relatives, to mourn
lis deal h.
Jesse Ball came back from Mon
tana last Saturday. Says he likes
it fine up there, intends to spend
next summer there.
Willie Crigler and family spent
Sunday with his father, Geo. Crig
ler. Mrs. Harrison left last week to
go to the bedside of her uncle at
Centralia. lie died before she got
Rev. AlcChotton filled his regu
ar appointment at Xew Hope
Sunday morniui; and Sundav
V. L. Smithey made a business
trip to Paris o lav last week.
Be sme and conn: out to preach
ing Sunday at Strolher.
The wood saw has been giving
us music for Ihe last week. (Jsley
Mason, Roy Ueid, John Hughes
and W. ('. Rcid each had a large
Roy Wren finished making mo
lasses Saturday. Jim Dye helped
in the finish.
Mrs. Emma Smithey and Airs.
Frank Vaughn spent one day last
week with Mrs. Glascock.
Bill Ball is having a large
amount of lumber sawed to re
build his barn.
Bob Vaughn has completed his
new house. Intends to move
St rot her people were quite sur
prised by having new neighbor.
move into the little Chary house.
They are front Illinois. Glad to
receive Air. Mann and his family
into our neighborhood.
Mrs. Margaret Romans, of East
St. Louis, is visiting Alexieo
Ineiids. Her father, Jas
Brown, well remembered hei
makes his home with her. He
82 years old and last .March be
came paralyzed. He is now help,
less but otherwise is in good
j Mexico Savings Bank
Capital m, v.imw
43rd Year in Business.
f W. W. FRY, President.
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