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Mexico Missouri Message,
MEXICO, MISSOURI, DEC. S, 1912
BUT SALOONS ARE PROTECT
ED IN MEXICO FOUR
People Denied Right to Vote A
Jefferson City, JIo., Nov. 'M.
h whs In-Ill toiluy by Division No.
i of tin- Supreme Court that the
Suite primary of every two years
is not a general State election
within the meaning of the law, al
though it is State-wide.
Commissioner Stephen S.
jlruvvii, who wrote the opinion,
vvlm-li was eoncurreil in by all
Judges of the division, rules that
tlir jirimary, instead of being an
,'li't'tinii within the ordinary
Militiinl meaning of that term, is
merely a part of the machinery
jmiviiled by the Legislature for
holding general State elections,
its otliee being the tpialification of
oiimlidiites from which officers
air In lie selected for that final
function, the general election.
Tin- lindiug is in the ease of the
Suite ix rel, John W. Million vs.
E. I. tiraham, in connection with
ilocal option election which was
tu Imve taken place in Mexico,
Jin.. August 4, PHIS.
The .Mayor and" the Council re
fihnl to issue the call for the
tjurial election, although the nec
fssiry petitions of elect ors had
I.-j presented and the law othcr
; eiiiiiplied with.
The ground for the refusal was
lint the local-option law itself
smell such an election could not
li-called for any day within sixty
L nf a general election. The
ilt i' set. August 4, was wit hin
two days of the August State pri
mary of 1!K)8.
The Audrain Circuit Court is
siinl a peremptory writ of iiiainla
iiiiiM ordering the Mayor and the
''iiiiieil 1o proceed with the local
"I'timi election ruling that a State
I'liiiiiny was not a regular State
ition. An appeal was taken.
iiie constitutionality of the
l"-al option law also was attacked
"a llie grouud that it contlicted
"'Hi the Constitution, inasmuch
ns I In- title did not express all of
lii its decision the Supreme
'"ml sustains the order of the
Audrain court to the Mayor and
'"uni il of .Mexico to hold the
'"'"I option election, and upholds
tin? local option law as constitu
tional, a ruling which has been
Lust week the Message con
taiiied a short interview with A.
I'- Jackson in which he gave the
blowing puzzle or riddle:
Wilson 1, Major 1-2, Roosevelt
and Taft 0-2-1-2.
we have received two solutions,
ai"l what's more interesting they
illv '""h by little people and bolh
liv'' in Mexico.
hittlc i'anline Vanness reads it
t. is y,,y :
Wilson won, Major won, too,
1!""-evclt nought to won, Taft
B0llSlit to won too.
hittlc Harrold Kixey lias the
'"llinving variation from the
Wilson won, Majors won too.
1",' ""gilt to won too. It is a
J""1' riddle for a small boy
':K'' III.. I !.... 1 I i .
in'in: i nave it rigui.
I:'lward Selb, near Mexico, who
Vunu., ),., Caiifoj-niy ,.et.(.it
' ' planning to go back to the
'J""eu .State in the spring.
Mr. Winn's Philosophy Rev.
T. U. Snook, (ieorge Lake and
1. F. Edwards: All three of us
fellows were caught on the petit
jury for the dune term and now
they have us on the job again.
L. E. Winn: Here's a little
line on the kind of philosophy I
preach occasionally. Young man,
when you begin your life work be
sure you learn the lesson of cope
and competition and that you ap
preciate fully Ihe principle of
self-help. You can't get there
without you cati rely upon your
self. Say, Brother, the business
men and bankers of Mexico ought
to sec that that electric railway is
extended, both north and south
from Mexico. It would bring
business to Mexico and bring it
Rev. A. A. Wallace: With the
spectacle of a noted pugilist's
shameful cll'miitery, law break
ing and defiance of common de
cency so recently flaunted in the
public's face, we blush to see
fistic encounters encouraged or
allowed in a community with
Mexico's intelligence and refine
ment. Philip Shire: Bro. Mike Shire,
of Auxvasse, and I will spend a
week with relatives and friends at
Staunton, 111. I'm going to try to
pass myself off as a Republican or
Mooser, but they know me over
there. Anything for a liltle fun
while we are gone if it is only a
word about frogs.
Rev. W. C. Rice: My wife and
I will spend Thursday of this
week with D. O. Atkinson and
family,, of McCredie. Mr. Atkin
son is one of the most prosperous
farmers of the Kingdom of Calla
way. Mrs. Atkinsons is a relative
of the Gregory family of Mexico.
County Collector Till is: 1
finish up my itineracy in collect
ing taxes over the county this
week. One day at. Farber, one
day at Mt. Carmel and three days
at Vandalia. I was at Laddonia
last week and I got over $300
more than T got there last year.
Rev. W. A. Shullenberger: A
certain organization of which this
city has no right, to be proud is
heralding itself far and wide and
pulling off attractions after the
manner of the Johnson-Jeffries
farce. This community needs in
stitutions that will work preven
tion of evil. Is the community
and churches retaining a hold on
the boys and girls in their
"teens?" The parents should
keep the children at home of
evenings. Sensible boys and girls
will see that this is for their good
too the thing for their reputa
tion among the best citizens. But
we must sympathize with the
young folks in their work and
play. "The man who has all the
play kicked out of him is not
much of a man after all.
A verdict for the plaintiff and
damages to defendant for $100
was the result of the tr.:al of last
week in the Circuit Court in the
case of TIarvev Weeks and others
against J. T. Johnson. The con
troversy was over the establish
ment of a drainage ditch.
0. W. Kerr, of Durango. Colo.,
and C. W. Kerr and wife and
small child, of Corriig. Ark., are
visiting their relatives, in Ibis
city, Mrs. I.yda Clapper.
.Mrs. Laura McF.lhincy left, this
week for California wh.cr- hbe
will spend the winter.
Farber, Mo., Nov. 30. The
women members of the Farber
Baptist church gathered a load of
corn, which they sold today at
auction. It brought 50 cents per
bushel. The corn was donated by
Ira J. Sutton.
Last Tuesday's Kansas City
Star contained the following ac
count of the fatal injury of a
former Audrain county citizen:
Kennett Brown, traveling sales
man, formerly of Audrain county,
now of 4:11 G East Twenty-fourth
street, died yesterday afternoon
from injuries received in a fall
from a street car. As be left a
Troose Avenue car Thursday
afternoon near Nineteenth the car
started, throwing him to the pave
ment. He was taken home un
conscious. Mr. Brown was 41
years old. He is survived by a
widow, two brothers, Henry and
Wm. Brown, and one sister, Mrs.
Chas. Householder, of Mexico.
Funeral services were from the
home at 2 o'clock Monday after
noon, liurial was in rorcst Mill
Mr. Brown was hurt last Fri
day. 1 lie report receiveii nere
was that he either fell or stepped
off a street car, alighting on his
head, fracturing the skull. Mr.
and Mrs. Householder left imme
diately for Kansas City upon re-
ceint ol llie news.
EAST END NOTES.
Earl Yanatta and wife of Col
umbia visited his grand parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Philip Yanatta. last
Hon. E. A. Shannon and wife
visited relatives ill this locality
Mr. Morris of Joncsburg visited
his brother, (i. B. Moore, Satur
day. (Ieorge Foster, living on the
Hudson farm bought a farm of
J (JO acres near Curry ville from
W. C. Craig at $7.".00 per acre.
A fine ten pound son arrived at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin
Webber, Nov. 20th.
Albert Dctienne has opened a
coal mine on the' C. F. Darnell
farm, eight miles south of Van
dalia. The coal is an excellent
(pialily and an abundance of it.
The fifth annual poultry show
was held in Vandalia last week.
The fine exhibits of all classes of
birds surpassed any of the
previous shows, which is evidence
of a decided interest among the
The "White Way" of Vandalia
is assured by a subscription of
$C0.00 more than is needed for its
Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Shoup
and Mrs. Ed. Webber of Lad
donia have been visiting their lit
tle grandson, Edwin Russell
W. S. P.arbee returned Satur
day from Pike county where be
had been on business for several
days. His nephew, Edgar Ad
ams, accompanied him home and
will assist him in the corn husk
Rev. W. E. Akers of Laddonia
rilled his preaching appointment
at Pleasant Plains Sunday.
James MoKcn.ie and soi sh'p
ped a car of hogs to St. Louis Sat
A thief entered the Enterprise
Store, T. A. Bradford, propricror.
last Saturday night and stole five
watches and 1K rings. Mr. Thief
came up thru the cellar way.
Convention Audrain District Mis
souri V(, C. T. U.
Meeting to be held in Mexico,
Dec. 11th, at the Baptist church.
Officers Pres., Mrs. Oceola
Lane, Mexico; Cor. Sec, Mrs. Nel
lie McWilliams, Mexico; Rcc.
Sec, Mrs. Lizzie Clark, Vandalia;
Treas., Mrs. Kate Peterson, Mex
ico. .Morning Session U :M a. m.
Devotional Led by Mrs. Cora
I av, of Yandalia.
Roll call of officers.
Appointment of Committees.
Welcome address, Mrs. Mc
Response, Mrs. Clark, of Yau
lalia. Song, Holy Spirit, Faithful
Report of District President,
Report, Cor. Sec, Mrs. Mc
Report of Treasurer, Mrs.
Song, Stand Up For Jesus.
Literature, Mrs. Lane.
Flower Mission, Mrs. Clark.
Sabbath Observance, Mrs. Mc
Franchise, Mrs. S. P. Emmons.
Noontide Prayer, Miss Roena
Afternoon Session, 1 :3U.
Hymn, Onward Christian Snl
lier. Devotional, led by Mrs. II. P.
Duet, Mrs. Wil kins and Mrs.
Address, Miss Roena Shaner,
Department work continued.
Anti-Narcotics, Mrs. Nannie
Penal and Reform, .Miss Khun
Foreign Speaking People, Mrs.
Christian Citizenship, Mrs. II.
Co-Operation with Missionary
Societies, Mrs. Lane.
Election of Officers.
Closing Song, Blest Be the Tie.
Miss Ruth Woods took advan
tage of the excursion to St. Louis
last Friday to visit relatives and
friends a few days.
About 40 relatives and friends
of C. C. Bybee and wife surprised
them last Thursday, by coming in
with well filled baskets, giving
them a bountiful spread, it being
Mr. and Mrs. Bybee 'a 18th wed
Miss Leota Weaver was the
guest of relatives of Skinner
Dode Barnes has moved to Dr.
Wood's place, known as the old
Preston farm. Dick Creed, who
formerly lived there, has moved
to the Dr'8. dwelling in Molino.
which was vacated by Jeff Scrog
gins, who moved to the Barnes
R. L. Robinson happened to
what might have been quite a se
rious accident while he and Plyde
Hendrix were working on Ilen
drix's barn. Hendrix was nailing
and his hatchet flew off the han
dle, striking Robinson on the top
of the head, inflicting a painful
Mrs. Josiah Marshall, who has
been ijuite sick, is better.
Colby Bybee and family, or
Chillicol he, are visiting his
parents, I. .J. liyiiee anil wile.
Miss Leota Weaver was the
week's end guest of her aunt. Mrs.
W. B. Marshall, of Mexico.
The Message last week made
brief mention of the death of Mrs.
Edna Elizabeth Morris Heller, a
former Mexico girl, at her home
at Lawrence, Kan. The Sapulpa
(Okla.) Democrat of last Satur
day gives full details as follows:
Mrs. Edna Elizabeth Heller,
wife of Edward E. Heller, quietly
passed away at her "home at Law
rence, Kits., Tuesday, Nov. 2(i,
PJ12, at 12:").") a. in., aged 1!) years,
2 mouths and G days.
Mrs. Heller was the eldest
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. O.
Morris of this place, born Sept.
!!:(, at Mexico, Mo. She was
married to Mr. Heller. June li.
l!lll, in her native town. Some
months after they moved to Law
rence, Kans., where they lived
happily until the time of her
death. Ihe parents in the mean
time having moved to Sapulpa.
The husband brought her remains
here for interment. Mrs. Holler
united with the Christian church
it the age of twelve and was a
faithful member and earnest
worker until the time of her
death. The funeral service was
held yesterday at 2 p. m. at the
home of ' her parents, 316 South
Maple, conducted by Rev. Jno. T.
Curtis of the Presbyterian church.
Her beautiful character shown
the brightest perhaps in her home,
but her Christian life as well as
her home life was attractive,
earnest and helpful to all who
knew her. She goes to make
heaven more attractive, desirable
and homelike to husband, father
and mother, brothers and sisters.
To that sunny clime where there
is no more pain, and the weary
are at rest. Miss her? Yes, of
course you will miss her, but after
a while the shroud that envelopes
your loved one will be returned,
the gloom that hovers over this
hour will be lifted and the mist
will have cleared away. Then
when you think of her it will not
be with sad hearts, tearful eyes
and broken spirit, but your
thoughts will be of heaven, of
sunshine, of immortal life and
everlasting bliss, in that land of
joy and song.
'There is a land of pure delight,
Where saints immortal reign.
Infinite day excludes the night
And pleasuics banish pain."
County Farm Conditions.
(i. B. Moore, of near Vandalia.
under date of Nov. 22, writes the
following to The Ruralist at Kan
sas City relative to farm condi
tions in Audrain :
Fine weather for farm work.
Busy gathering corn. A fair crop
but a great deal of poor quality.
Selling from 37 to "(c. Not as
many cattle on feed as usual but
most stock doing very well. I
hear some hogs are dying in Ralls
and Pike county but none very
close here. Abundance of good
rough feed this year as rattle
have been too high to stock up
with. Oats 2fic; hay $10 to $12;
Mrs. Latney Barnes, who has
been visiting relatives in Mexico,
left for a short visit to friends in
Kansas City before retiming to
her home at Amarllo, Texas.
Mis. C. A. Martieu mid daugh
ter, Mrs. Willie Byars, and Miss
I ley Byars, of Cilead church com
munity, paid the Message a pleas
ant call last Saturday.
John B. Nevin renews for the
Message, A. H. Dicus, ditto.
Miss Wallace Sells Play Mrs.
Crockett Dead Rev.
Robert Fritchie. of near this
city, left this week for Walton.
Pla., near which place be has land
interests. He expects to remain
in Florida about six months.
Rev. B. (i. Reavis of this city
recently closed a revival meeting
at the Christian church at Ward
en. 111., which resulted in 2." ad
ilitions to the membership.
The preliminary sketches for
Mexico's new public library
building have been accept I by
llie Carnegie corporation soli
tary and the building is to he
erected in the spring. It will be
constructed of stone anil
brick and is to cost near $12f00
According to the St. Louis pa
pers Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Wilder,
formerly of Laddonia, this coun
ty, have adjusted their marital
troubles and there will be no di
vorce. Mrs. L. M. Crockett, who was a
sister of Mrs. A. J. Hall, of near
Thompson, and a sister also of
Miss Hattie Whisner, of Mexico,
died a few days ago at her late
home in Sacramento, Cali. She
died of Bright 's Disease and was
43 years old.
Miss Maude Wallace of
city some months ago wrote a
for the senior class of the Mi
High School entitled "The
dout Tamer." It took like wild lii
to speak, and Miss Wallace
the composition copyrighted,
lately sold the play to the
ridge Entertainment Co.
Franklin, Ohio, and they wil
sell it for amateur plays thr
1 1 mini rv.
The ease in the Circuit Court of
Dubray and others aginst the C.
& A. railroad for damages for
mules killed by a train at Lad
donia some months ago resulted
in a verdict last Saturday, allow
ing the plaintiff $7(i(. The suit
was for $1.4!l!l.
The first student recital for the
year at Hardin College was give i
last Saturday afternoon. Misses
Floy Sellard, Margaret Million,
Maude Barbee, Helen Shotwell
and a number of others had part.
LIBERTY CHURCH MATTERS.
Liberty Christian church,
northwest of Thompson, has late
ly reorganized the Bible School.
W. T. Northcutt is the superin
tendent, and J. P. Davenport, as
sistant superintendent; secretary,
Miss Orpha Hall; treasurer, Miss
Lulu Creasey. The teachers are:
Thomas Brenton, Miss Lulu
Creasey, Miss Orpha Hall, Mrs.
Russell Spurling, and J. P.
Miss Dasie Ridgeway is tin
clerk and treasurer of the church
and has served in this capacity
for several years. Miss Ruth
Malstroiu is organist and Miss
N'cla Surlier is assistant.
Eld. W. II. Hook, of Mexieo,
will preach for us next Sunday.
Come out and hear him, neigh
bors; give him a warm greeting
and a handshake.
J. P. Harper, C. L. Stewart and
E. A. Feutz, all of Rush Hid, were
here on business Tuesday.
.Mrs. Robert Painter of this
i city is reported us being a suf
ferer from cancer. Her mother,
i.Mis. Virginia Elzca. of Laddonia,
has been at her bedside.
HE SHOULD LIVE AMONG
THE PEOPLE HE
Get in Sympathy With Your
Columbia, Mo.. Nov. 28. "The
t of the country church,
ivciigni.cd as one of the sociolog
ical problems of the day, is to be
attributed to the fact that preach
ers who serve country churches
generally live in the towns, drive
lo the church on Sunday, and are
not in sympathy with the congre
gation." declared I-'. P.. Mumford,
in an address before students in
the short courses in agriculture at
the I'niversity of Missouri.
"The country preacher should
dwell among the people he ex
pects to lead spiritually, and
should himself be a small farmer,
and. from a closer identity of in
terests with his congregation,
Would be enabled to do more ef
fective work in restoring the
country church as a cultural and
religious center with a power in
Ihe land. There are many country
churches whose congregations
have drilled apart. The church is
a thing apart from daily life,
about which no longer cluster the
close associations of two genera
tions, or even one generation,
Dr. Kernan and family of
lliiutsville visited (Jeo. (iihler and
John Thomas and wife of
Louisiana are visiting Mrs.
Thomas' father. J. II. Carter and
S. P. Loren made a business
trip to Millersburg Friday.
! recti Leach ami mother have
moved to ( 'olitmbia to reside.
Ola N'orris who is attending
school in Columbia spent Thanks
giving at home.
Dr. Todd and family spent,
several days in Kansas City last
W. II. Sims made a business
trip to Columbia Wednesday.
Levi Winn made a business trip"
lo Mexico Friday.
Egbert Sims of this neighbor
hood shipped a ear load of baled
hay the latter part of last week.
Henry Vance bought 10(1 bar
rels of corn at 10 cents per bushel
The Knights and Ladies of Se
curity gave a turkey supper at
the hall at flant and all report ,i
Ed. Bcatty delivered hogs to
Wheeler Cant at $G..r)0 per cwt.
Eric, ami Addie Cunningham o'"
Mexico visited Lee Miller and
family Saturday and Sunday.
Aunt Eliza Hays who live,,
northeast of Centralia is visiting
in this neighborhood.
Elder J. I). (ireer filled his
regular appointment at Salt River
hist Sunday. He has been em
ployed to preach there Ihe follow
Mr-i. '.v Fisher, who lives out
southwest of Mexico, has return
ed from a pleasant visit to rela
tives in Ohio, Indiana and Illinois.
$ Mexico Savings Bank $
Capitil Sts:k, S150.0C3.00 5
4 43rd Year in Business. 2
V. W. FRY, President. 2
USAM LOCKE, Cannier. J