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Mexico Missouri Message.
MEXICO, MISSOURI, JAN, 9, 1913
The following dispatch appear
ed a few days ago in the St. Louis
Mexico, Mo., Jan. 4. Mexico,
the county seat of Audrain coun
ty and the center of the VBlue
Grass" section of Missouri, noted
for its beautiful women and fine
horses, claims to have not only the
largest number of women dep
uties in' its Courthouse, but to
have the prettiest assistants for
its county officials of any Missouri
There are four young women
deputies beside .Miss Louise Mur
phy, the private secretary of
Prosecuting Attorney A. C. Whit
son. These deputies are: Miss
Lela Tinsley, Deputy Circuit
Clerk; Miss Margaret Pulis,
Deputy County Collector; Mrs.
Nellie Collins, Deputy County
Assessor, and Miss Mable Graf
ford, Deputy County Treasurer.
Mrs. Collins has been in the
Courthouse longer than any of the
other young women, having as
sisted her father in his duties as
Assessor for the last four years.
All the young women are well in
formed in their different depart
ments and handle the work with
as much ease and attention to de
tail as the men. Because of their
neat penmanship or ability with
the typewriter they are giving
Audrain county some of the neat
est records of any county in Mis
souri. Whenever Judge W. W. Botts
of the Probate Court, known for
his "obey less" marriage cere
mony, has a wedding in his office
most of these young women act as
attendants to the bride and assist
in the ceremony.
Mrs. Clara Snidow, who served
several years as County Clerk in
Audrain, filling out the term of
her husband made vacant by
death and later being elected for
a term in that office, was the first
woman in Missouri to fill such a
CIRCUIT COURT CASES.
W. A. Benbow, administrator
on the estate of Bon Davis, for the
use of Susan Davis and Verne
Davis, widow and child of said
Bon Davis, against the C. & A.
railroad for $35,000, action aris
ing from the death of Bon Davis,
an engineer, killed in an accident
at Farber, Dec. 27, 1910.
Nannie Burnes vs. James
W. D. Johnson vs. J. I. Case
John Bledsoe vs. A. G. Letson,
et al.. contract.
" w. Auuenua v a. lum on-
Belle Fry vs. Warren Fry, di
Esther Thole-Robinson vs. Chas.
E. Robinson, divorce.
Benj. R. Hayne8 vs. Louise
Joe E. Denham vs. Unk. heirs
of John Samuel, perfect title.
B, M. Jennings vs. Unk. heirs
Hoggs, to perfect title.
E. R. Locke vs. R. E. Stowey, et
J. C. Mundy et al., vs. E. E.
James, on note.
Wm. Cowan vs. J. B. Woolery,
et al., injunction.
James II. Ware, vs. W. F. Far
fell, app. Justice Peace.
Martha Neal et al., vs. link,
heirs Brown, to perfect title.
"anks vs. Deardorff, appeal,
The Mexico Christian church is
arranging for a great revival ser
vice to be held in April. An
evangelist and special singer will
Miss Henderson Married Walter
Dugan Sued Mr. Kesler'i
Leslie Crow, of Farber, broke
his collar bone one day last week
while playing at school.
Ab. Harrison, Bouth of Benton
City, had a big barn raising last
Thursday. Neighbors came in
and helped him with the work and
then Mrs. Harrison assisted all to
a sumptuous dinner.
Miss Lillian Henderson of
Mexico was married in Kansas
City one day last week to Mr.
George Van Sands, a traveling
man of Chicago.
A. Y. Smith, of Telford, Wash.,
attended the funeral of his moth
er, Mrs. Fannie A. Smith, who
died recently at Gant, this county.
Mr. Smith was raised in this
county and had not been back be
fore in 11 years. He is engaged
in truck gardening in the West
and is doing well.
Walter Dugan of this city, who
is flagman on the Chicago & Al
ton passenger train, making trips
between here and Jefferson City,
lias filed suit against Arthur Fos
ter, a trader and farmer of Ash
land, Mo., alleging that Foster at
tacked him with a knife at Cedar
City on December 21, last, after
Foster had been denied the privi
lege of riding on the train be
cause he was supposed to be in
toxicated. Dugan knocked B'oster
down and took the knife away
Mr. and Mrs. J. 1 Kesler, who
live down southeast of Mexico,
have a family of the old fashioned
kind as to number1 there are
seven children, five girls and two
boys. The father and mother and
all were in town a few days ago
and had their picture "took," in
Rev. W. G. Hooper, district
superintendent of the Anti-Saloon
League, has moved to Mex
ico and will make his head
quarters here. Mr. and Mrs.
Hooper gave a Swiss bell ringing
exerefse Wednesday night of last
week at the annual meeting of the
Mexico Baptist church.
Miss Mabel Randle, who with
her parents about a year since
moved from this city to Parsons,
Kansas, was married a few days
ago to Mr. Benton Forsythe, of
Wellsville Is Well Rabbit Tarn,
ine in Monroe New Use For
James Will Martin of Auxvasse
on Christmas day presented to
each of his brothers and sisters a
present of $500 in cash. The re
cipients are Mesdames John T.
Martin, John Johnson, 'Squire
Turner, Lucy McDonald, lion. E.
W. Martin, Sam Terry Martin,
and to the children of Mrs. Henry
Martin $500 collectively.
Harvey Jordan, a Shelby coun
ty youth, captured the $200 offer
ed by the Kansas City Star for
the best acre of corn grown by a
boy. The seed Harvey used were
grown in Monroe county.
The little son of Jack Halems
of Callaway county had the mis
fortune to lose all the fingers on
his right hand, recently, while he
and little Warren Humphrey
were cutting wood. Warren
missed the stick and cut off all
the fingers on the boy's hand
clear, except the little finger,
which hung by a small piece of
Carl Craighead, a pupil of the
St. Eunice school, north of Ful
ton, fell from the porch of the
school building one day last week
and broke both bones of one of his
Jim 'fully, of Vandalia, was
shaking hands with friends over
at Middletown Christmas week,
says Chips, and while there went
fishing. He caught lots of
nothing, as he sneaked around the
back way and went back to Van
dalia. Living over on the prairie,
he has forgotten how to fish.
George Hall, of Mexico, has
bought two buildings and a va
cant lot in Fulton from the
Lorcnz heirs for $3,500. The
buildings are occupied by Le-
vaugh's saloon and the Golding
There is a rabbit famine in
Monroe county. The darkies are
short on "fast meat" and are
wondering what has become of
Reads an item from Wellsville:
They fumigate the school build
ing and scrub the floors once a
week here to prevent contagious
diseases." It is suggested that
Wellsville is well named. ,
A Moberly man started for
home one night after a long ses
sion down town. It chanced that
in the cellar of his house there
had been for a long time one of
those old fashioned wheels
tread mill wheels that was used
in the old days for a dog churn
power. While the Moberly man
was away his wife got a man to
clean out the cellar and throw the
wheel out in the back yard. The
Moberly man started to get into
the house the back way and got
onto thewheel. He tramped it
for 15 or 20 minutes and then
gave up in disgust, saying: "If
I have to (hie) chase this house
all over town when I'm tired out
this way, durned if I won't sleep
m the barn an' let the old house
go an' hunt it up in the mornin'."
At Bowling Green the thieves
use b;: by buggies to haul away
the coal which they steal. The
Louisiana Press remarks that
down that way the baby buggies
are too busy with the babies to be
engaged in such a nefarious busi
ness as that.
Andrew Nicholson, 75 years
old, a large land owner of near
Auxvasse, died last Thursday of
Centralia will have no Fair this
A stockman, southeast of Aux
vasse, had the misfortune recently
to get the cholera among his hogs.
Rather than have them dwindle
along, and all die at last, and to
save chance of spread, too, to his
neighbors' herds, he shot 60 of
them and burned them in one pile.
Barney Morrall and wife and
son, out north of Thompson, were
given a farewell surprise party
last week by their many friends
of the Fox and Trinity neighbor
hoods. Each visitor brought a
well filled basket of good things
to eat. This good family goes
soon to Northwest Iowa, and they
have the good wishes of all, at the
same time the regrets of all, es
pecially the Methodist folks, with
whom they took such an active
part in church work.
Dr. Pinckney French, formerly
of Mexico, of late years a resident
of St. Louis, has moved to Los
Mrs. S. E. Kendall left this
week for an extended visit to her
daughter, Mrs. E. L. Tucker, at
Mrs. E. E. Shay and children,
of this city, recently visited rela
tives east of Auxvasse.
W. C. T. U, SET
There is an interesting settle
ment school in the mountains of
Knott county, Ky., called the
Hindman Woman 's Christian
Temperance Union Settlement
School. Miss Rett a Gartrell,
born and raised about four miles
south of Mexico, and who moved
here where she lived several
years, is a teacher in said school.
Her Mexico -friends will be inter
ested iu her work.
One of the teachers in the same
school with Miss Gartrell, Miss
Ethel De Long, was in St. Louis a
few days ago, endeavoring to
raise funds to start another school
at Pine Ridge, Ky., to work in
connection with the Hindman
Settlement school. At a reception
given in her honor Miss Long
told something of the work she
and Miss Gartrell are doing
among the mountain children.
She said that the school now
has an enrollment of 408 pupils,
most of them of the purest Anglo
Saxon blood. She says they learn
with a sureness and repidity that
cannot be surpassed in any part of
The school has 74 acres of
ground, on which all of the build
ings are located. These include
buildings for the 100 pupils who
live at the school, a dairy, electric
light plant, ice house, stables,
barns and the main school build
For maintenance the school re
ceives $1500 a year from the State
of Kentucky. The rest of its an
nual $15,000 maintainance fund
is subscribed by people elsewhere
"Means of access from one part
of that region to another are very
difficult, she said ,and there ought
to be such schools every 20 miles.
That is one reason why we are
trying to start one at Pine Ridge.
There is no town there, but the
district is thickly settled and is
badly in need of good school ac
commodations. "In our school nt Hindman we
prepare the pupils for college and
besides giving them the regular
courses of study such -as Latin,
mathematics, history, German and
the like, we believe in teaching
them to do things with their
hands as well as with their brains,
and so have courses in domestic
science and manual training. And
the domestic science is real do
mestic science, how to sweep,
dust, sew, make bread and do all
kinds of plain cooking."
Mrs. Haydon Dead.
Mrs. Nellie Haydon, 70 years
old, who, with her husband,
"Jack" Haydon, formerly lived
in this city, died last Friday at
her late home in Santa Maria,
Cali. She was the mother of Mrs.
M. L. Jones of this city. Mrs.
Haydon had been ill for several
months and Mrs. Jones was at her
bedside. The funeral was held in
Santa Maria, Sunday.
Besides the husband, deceased
is survived by two daughters,
Mrs. Jones, as named above, and
Mrs. Frank Miseell, of Fresno,
Cali., and one son, J. W. Haydon,
of Taft, 111. Mrs. Haydon was a
fine Christian character, highly
beloved by all who knew her. Her
husband used to be a teacher in
the Mexico High School.
The Y. M. C. A. organization in
the McMillan High School nowj
numbers 29 members. The or
ganization is to be made perma-i
nent. The officers are: Orlando
Worrell, president ; Calvin Tilton,
secretary; Morris Dry, treasurer;
Russell Moore, sergeant; Ray Mil
Frank Cawthorn's Visit J., W.
Jones Losing Hogs Mr.
Okey's Advice to
W. W. Braden: I live on Mid
Jle Lick Creek, your old neigh
borhood, Mr. Editor. Here's a
dollar. Above all things keep the
Message a comin' during 1913.
F. E. Okey: Mr. Editor, you
ought to warn the farmers against
letting their horses eat the dry
fodder iu the fields. It causes in
digestion; a number of horses in
ray neighborhood, about Benton
City, have been sick lately. 1
lost a fine colt a few days ago
from its eating dry fodder in the
L. II. Biggers: Here's a dollar
for the Message. Keep 'er com
ing. You publish a good paper;
I like it.
Frank T. Cawthorn: I send
you one dollar to push up my sub
scription date for the Message.
My wife and I just returned from
a visit out to my brother, O. T.
Cawthorn's, near Hollinsville, al
so to my father's, P. R. Cawthorn,
and my brother-in-law's, Fred
Sappington. We had a feast at
the latter place last Sunday, Dec.
29th. Those present were Josiah
Marshall and wife, Fred Hankey
and wife and two children, John
Cawthorn and wife and two chil
dren; O. T. Cawthorn and wife
and daughter, Dora; P. R. Caw
thorn and wife and daughter,
Neva, Paul Cawthorn, Jr., and
myself and wife and two children.
The dinner consisted of a big
turkey, one gallon fresh oysters,
ice cream, grape wine, and the
greatest of all, a quarter of veni
son. Sumptous doesn't half tell
it. It was a real old fashioned
feast, and besides what I men
tioned were celery, cranberries
and numerous other things that
go along. Everybody sure en
joyed the dinner and one
another '8 company. The venison
came from Mr. Sappington 's
brother's Deer Park, near Cen
tralia. One having gotten out of
the park and grown wild had to
shoot it. Besides my father "and
mother only one or two present
ever ate venison before. It was
fine and a great treat. My father
had killed many dee'r years ago
round over the country and on
the farm where he lives now. He
was born in 1840, just one mile
from where he lives now. He lived
where he was born until he was
27 years old, then moved to where
he is living now. My mother was
born about half mile from where
they live now. Neither of them
ever lived any place else, only
moved once, and that was when
they went to housekeeping, now
about this moving record for now
a days, folks?
O. R. Sims: Mr. Editor, here's
a dollar for the Message to go to
my father, O. B. Sims, for a year.
Everybody happy and prosperous
out Gant way. '
E.D.Webber: What have I in
the way of good stock on hands 7
I have a half dozen thorohred
young Short-horn bulls, as fine
i fellows as you ever saw. They
are from good families and each is
indeed a fine animal. I expect to
offer them for sale soon as
headers for herds.
J. W. Jones : My farm is one
mile west of S. P. Emmons &
Son's Long Branch Farm. Hog
cholera is raging in our midst.
Nearly all my neighbors have lost
hog. Recently I lost four sows
and all would have had pigs. I
have five other sows sick, and
these I'm afraid I may lose too.
Audrain county farmers are los-
ing out heavily on hog stock.
We've tried all the remedies, but
nothing does any good. If the
remedies sent out from Columbia
will cure hog cholera why doesn't
it do it T
A Sad Death From Scarlet
Strothcr, Mo., Jan. ti. Otis
Wren of Illinois visited his pa-
ents here during Christinas
Juke Lewelleii made a business
nip to Pans Saturday.
KoeheUe ami Arthur Alversou
are visiting their Mister, Mrs. Lulu
ivniglit, of. fcit. Louis.
Newt. Vaughn and George
Nevius each had u large pile oL
wood sawed by Chus. Nugent 's
Roy Key and family, Frank
Elliott and family, and Lewis
Yates attended services at Perry
New Year's day.
Mrs. W. L. Sinithey entertain
ed John and Anna Rie Fulton
New Year's day.
Agnes Steiumiller is reported
ill with pneumonia.
Stockwcll Forsythe bought
Jerre Smith's corn at 38 cents
Mrs. Emma Stuithey is suffer
iiig Iroiu grippe.
One of the maddest things that
was ever known to happen iu or
near Strother happened the 28th
of December. Margie Hughes
the 14 year old daughter of John
Hughes, died of scarlet fever. No
one was present except th
family. Not a person in the
country dare go sit up with tl
body, making it very hard for tl
mother. Everyone of the family
had the disease except th
Mr. O. A. Slaveus, formerly of
Mexico and who is a brother of
Mr. J. B. Slaveus and Mrs. Bert
Ingram here, and Miss Lola Orr,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Orr,
nt Middletown, were married last
Sunday morning at the home of
the bride's parents. After the
ceremony the happy couple left
for a short bridal trip to St. Louis.
They will reside in Laddouia. We
join with many friends in wishing
Mr. and Mrs. Slaveus long life
M. B. A. Officers.
Mexico Lodge Brotherhood of
America has elected the follow
ing officers :
President, B. A. Powell; Vice
Pres., James O'Brien; Secretary,
Mrs. W. M. Pearson; Treas., Mrs.
("has. Peterson; Chaplain, Mrs.
Rosa Powell; Trustees, Mason
Creasey, Elmer Keiser and John
Mr. Griffin Dead.
James Griflin, 73 years old, died
last Thursday at the home of his
daughter, Mrs. John Pool, in Cen
tralia. Besides Mrs. Pool he is
survived by the following chil
dren: Mrs. Ed. Rodhouse of
Mexico, and Jesse and W. L.
Griffin, and Mrs. Wm. Schepp
inan, of New Truxton, Mo. The
funeral was held at Thompson,
Saturday, conducted by Rev. J.
E. Ayscue, of Mexico.
O. B. Dingle, a prominent hotel
man of Moberly, died last Thurs
day. The body was brought to
Mexico Sunday for burial. He
was a prominent Mason and 150
brethren of that order and other
friends accompanied the remains
here on a special train. The
ceremonies at the grave were with
Masonic honors and also with
ceremonies conducted by the
A BIG LITERARY
At Union school house, Friday
night, January 10.
A literary program in which
live districts will be represented:
Union, Washington, Seed Tick,
edar Grove, and Beaver Dam.
Alter general exercises a joint
lehate will take place on the ques
. ion, Resolved, That women
hould be grunted the right or
privalege of voting.
Those on the affirmative
Union, will bo Prof. Charles Lieb-
ler, Prof. Russell Shutt, Prof. Mel
v i ii Shutt and lion. George Watts.
Those on the negative Prof.
Kbeu H. Dicus, Hon. Hiram
Threlkeld, and Col. James II. Dil-
lard. The fourth speaker will be
either Hon. James Harrison or
Hon. T. Melvin Wright.
A full house is expected, and
the editor of the Message has a
cordial invitation to bo present.
Leader on the affirmative, Prof.
Charles Liebler, of Union; nega
tive, Prof. Eben. II. Dicus, of
Don't forget the time and place.
Thertj will be great things doing.
ROBERT LUCKIE DEAD.
Mr. Robert Luckie, 71 years old,
who used to live east of Mexico,
died last Monday in the State
Hospital at Fulton where he had
been confined for two years. The
wife survives him. Before her
marriage she was Miss Florence
Patterson. The following broth
ers and sisters also survive him:
Win. Luckie, of Mexico; John
Luckie and Mrs. Eugene French,
of St. Louis; Mrs. tiuackenbush,
of Jvokomo, Colo., and Miss Clem
ma Luckie, of Nevada.
The body was brought to Mex
ico for burial, funeral held at the
home of S. P. Emmons Tuesday
afternoon, conducted by Rev. W.
Mrs. Wilson Dead.
Mrs. Mattie E. Wilson, the wife
of J ames Wilson, of near Mexico,
.lied Wednesday of last week at
the State Hospital in Fulton. Be
sides the husband she is survived
by three children, as follows:
Mrs. Russell Watts, east of Mex
ico; Mrs. Chas. Mateer, south of
.Mexico, and Miss Ada Wilson,
who resides at home. Deceased
was an aunt of Robert Wilson and
Miss Gertrude Wilson, both of
this city. The funeral was held
at Union Chapel, Saturday,
southeast of Mexico, by Rev. II.
B. Rice of Laddonia.
Clark Calls Examination.
Washington, D. C, Jan. 6.
Speaker Champ Clark has order
ed a competitive examination for
cadet and three alternate cadets
at the Naval Academy at Anna
(olis from the Ninth Congression
al District, to be held at Mexico,,
.Mo., on Saturday, January 18.
To be eligible the applicant must
be not less than 16 or more than
20 years old on the third Tuesday
in February, and must have been
a bona fide"resident of the district
for at least two years.
Miss Leoua Scherer, who was
stabbed on a Wabash train near
Centralia last month, is still at
the Iloxsey Hotel in Mexico, not
yet fully recovered. She thinks
the man Mituso who stabbed her
was drunk at the time.
mcAiiu onn;ga dhuk
Capital Stock, 1150,000.00
43rd Year In Business.
W. W. PRY, President.
SAM LOCKE, Cashier.