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THURSDAY, JAN. id, VM:
PUBLISHED EVERT THLHSDAT
f JOHN BEAL, Editor and Proprietor
Entered tt the PmI Olllcc t Meiico. Mittuuii
Second CUu Msttet.
$1.00 Per Year in Advance.
OFFICE-1 13 E.tt Jsck.on Street.
Doon Ettt oi Singi Bank.
Throe new subscribers lor the
Message yesterday. .See us grow.
Gov. Klliott W. Major's inaug
ural address on m: lirr page of
the Message. Oilier important
State news also.
A resolution is before the City
Council to increase the salaries of
the city officials. What do you
think about it?
George Robertson t,nd Ns. My
ers have been chosen as delegates
from Audrain to attend the big
road convention to be held in
Jefferson City Jan. 28.
Mexico busiiK'ss men are up in
arms against the high insurance
rates the companies have lately
been demanding here. It appears
to us like the grip of a trust
George Kabrich of this city,
who is spending the winter in
Florida, has been quite ill of late.
Come home, Brother; we might
have done better than that by
The Wilkerson Nursery & Or
chard Co. of Mexico last fall ship
ped 24 car loads of apples to
Iowa and other Northern States.
The Wilkerson bovs are hustlers
and are doing a fine business.
Prof. Fonville tells how to raise
a boy in this issue of the Message
He hints at putting the little
scamp in a barrel and stopping up
the bung hole. The article will
interest you. Read it.
A gravel road 1 1-2 miles in
length, extending from the Au
drain county line to Middletown
has latelv been completed, it is
up to Audrain now to bring the
road on this way.
The pool hall at Kirksville has
been closed by action of the coun
ty court and the building is to be
occupied by the Young Men's
Christian Association. Thai
points to better things.
Theo. II. Miller, west of Mexi
co, held a public sale yesterday,
lie announces that he will move
from the State. lie is a splendid
fellow and the Message is sorry
we are to lose him and his good
family from the county.
The city Democratic primary
is to be held Monday, Feb. 3. The
terms of four councilmen expire
Dr. Taylor, Leo Ilanley, J. 0.
Tinsley and Fred Pilcher. Men
are to be nominated to fill these
II. E. Pearl, the popular and
successful merchant at Thomp
son, has been appointed post
master at that place to succeed
Joe Considine, resigned. Mr.
Pearl is a Democrat, the first
Democratic postmaster Thomp
son has had in 16 years.
The Masons of Mexico are to
have a noted entertainment at
their hall on Tuesday night, Jan.
26th. It will be the last meeting
in the old hall before going into
their new building. Hon. A. S.
Houston will deliver an address.
Neighboring lodges are to be in
vited. Ah, hear that optimsitic Mid
dletown Chips editor: Middle-
town has about twelve miles of
free gravel ronds leading into
town, and is adding to them
every year. One of these fine
days she will wake up to find a
railroad here, and then she will
l.e "in town" with a pocket full
of fine driveways,
Miss Dora Cawthoru won the
fountain pen in Gatewood school,
near Hollensville, the prize offer
ed by the First National Hank at
Ceiitralia for the best specimen
of penmanship, Spencerian sys
tem. Miss Cuwthorn is a bright
little lady, and goes in for win
ning in b!1 her undertakings. We
congratulate her on her success
in this instance.
J. N. Stephens, the Martins
burg auctioneer, attended the
Economy Stock Powder Co. Con
vention and banquet at Shenan
doah, Iowa, recently, and he was
the winner of the grand prize of
$30 in gold for selling more
Economy Stock Powder than any
agent in the employ of the
company for the past four
months. Jap Stephens always
gets there at whatever he goes at.
The Elks Lodge held their first
meeting in their new $25,000
home last Friday night. Five can
didates were initiated and ten
bonds of $100 each were sub
scribed to finish paying for pav
ing and other outside improve
ments. If a bunch of churchmen
with as big hearts as these iilks,
would get together, in like man
ner, a $23,000 Y. M. C. A. build
ing might be secured for this city.
It would be building on the right
William Sopher of this city, 11
years old, has a dog team that at
tracts general attention when it
gets on the streets. lie hitches
the dogs to a small wagon and he
can drive them anywhere. They
can pull a load of 600 pounds.
horse team scared at the dogs the
other day and ran away. The
boy refused an offer of $100 for
his team a few days ago. He
trained the dogs himself the' boy
loves the dogs and the dogs love
him and money could not in
duce him to part with them, and
it's commendable for him to
about it that way too.
The sudden change in the
weather from bright, moderate
days to cold, sleet and snow, is a
boon to the blacksmiths. J. I).
Worley &. Son are kept busy shoe
John Heizer and wife who went
to Arizona some three months ago
for the former's health are back,
Those on the siek list are Mrs.
Tom Bybee, Mrs. Dick Robinson,
Mrs. Elliott and son, Colman, and
Mrs. Tom Stuart.
Mrs. Elgin Jung of near Mexico
is visiting her parents, Tom By-
bee and wife.
Charlie Tanner and family of
Skinner were the guests of Harry
Heizer and family Sunday.
Mrs. Porter Cauthorn visited
her prents, John Cowherd and
wife, of Mexico Thursdav.
Fred Sappington has traded his
farm .near here, known as the
Billie Weaver farm, for Mexico
Mr. Vetter sold W. W. Mundy a
calf recently for $41.30, weighed
Mr.4 Maxey Dead.
W. P. Maxey, 66 years old,
died last Saturday morning of
stomach trouble near Rush Hill.
The burial was at Benton City
last Monday. Mr. Maxey was a
good citizen, highly respected by
hii nis neignDors. lie was a na
tive of Callaway county, the fam
ily coming to this county about
four years ago. The wife and one
child survives him, to whom we
extend our sympathy in this their
hour of trial.
OUHKH ill' PI lll.lCATlON.
STATU ! MISSOUHI
COLNTV OF At PR. A IN
IN Tin; I I III. A IT COUHT
HKI'OUK Tin: CLKHK IN VACATION.
Martha, K. Noel. Jasper Wnll, John J.
Willi. Frank Wnll. Van Willi, milium
Wall. florence Uotlirock, Alevla Cook,
anU n. U Willi l'LAlNTlFKri
The unknown consorts, heirs, devisees.
donees, alienees, or immediate, mesne
or remote, voluntary or Involuntary
Ktantcea of Joseph Urown, trie un
known consorts, heirs, devisees, donees,
alienors, or Immediate, mne or re
mote, voluntary or Involuntary gran
tees of M.irilm Slim; Martha tflms; the
unknown oonsott , or consorts, of
Matthew Slum; the unknown consorts,
lien s. devisees, donees, alienee, or Im
mediate, incme or remote, voluntary or
Involuntary Krnntecs of Joseph mown
.:.. the uril nown contort, or consort.
of Joshua, WriKht, the unknown con
sorts, helm, devisees, donee, alienees,
Or IIIIIlll'llliUl, III,'I1C VI llHW.-j .v,...,.
tary or Involuntary ftrantees of James
(i. Crews: the unknown consort, or con-
io-im of lieiiilnii II. Hubbard : the tin
known stockholders of the Pturtfon
lhstrlct Central Agricultural and Me
chanical Association ; tho unknown
stockholders of the Sturgeon Agricul
tural and Mechanical Association ; and
I. C llendrpn. Kteeutor -
THE STATU OK MISSOUKl to the above
named defendant (erent I,. C. Hen-
.i. ., r-... oii.ri CHKKTIXCIS:
Vou'are hcrev notified that an action
1 i t.oi.n I'nitiini.ni ed asalnst you and L..
C lleii.lren In the Circuit Court of the
Countv of Audrain. In the Plate of MIs-
.......i i.u i,..im,m verified bv nflldavlt
that the pui pose of Kild suit Is to perfect
:.,! unlet the title In the ntiove named
i.i.alnilfYs. mid to liar, preclude and de-
i.,rnOt... till u.lverKO claims, to the follow
loir described property, lylne. being and
it, Kit., in sold t'oontv of Audrain, to-wlt :
" A tmrt of the Went half (1-21 of the
Northwest tpiarter of Section Thirty-one
Cll). Township I'lfty-two to2). North,
Uaniro Twelve (12). Went, described 8
follows: Ilettin at a stone let for the
Northwest corner of said Section, and run
thence South Twenty-one and Korty-three
hundredths (2143) chains to the North
line of the HKht of way of the Wabash
Railroad Company, (formerly the North Mi
sourl Railroad Comuany), thence Southeasterly
along wild North line of said right of way
t.. it, ., K,,ntii Htie of said nuarler Section
thenci) East Seven and Thirty-three hun
dredths ( 7 33) chains to a stone, thence
v..rth Tl.lrtv-nlne and twenty-three and
one-third hundredths (3'.'. 23 1-3) chains
t i. .tone set In the North line of said
Section, thence West along the North line
Heetion Twentv-four And seventy
four hundredths (24 74 ) chains to the
point of beginning, containing Eighty-one
and Sixty-six hundredths (HI si.) acres,
as per Survey Number Twenty-one hun
dred and Seventy-two (2172) of the Sur
veyor's Records of Audrain County, Mis
m,,rt linn n onrt of the West half (1-2)
of the Northwest minrter of Section
Thirty-one (31), described as follows:
n.vin ut n sione set for the Southwest
corner of the Northwest quarter of said
Siitlon. run thence North Fifteen and
r.'iftv.ttitf hundredths (ItVbfi) Chains to
th Knnth line of the right of way of the
Wnbash Ilallrnnd Company, thence
Southeasterly along the South line of
til, I riu-ht of wav to the South line of
said Quarter section, thence West along
J.ioiii line Fifteen and Twenty-six
hundredths (15 2) chains to the point of
beginning, containing Weven and Klglity
eight hundredths (11 SH acres, as per
said Survey Number Twenty-one hundred
and seventy-two iziui. aibo ine noum
hntf M.? of said Section Thlrty-on
.'ail containing Three hundred and
ElKhtv-one and Thirty-six hundredths
(.181.36) acres, as per t'nlted States
(Viverntnent Survey thereof, excepting
therefrom the right of way of the w abash
Railroad Company. Also the Southwest
ooAPter of Section Thlity-two (.12). In
Township Fifty-two (52), North, of
Rango Twelve (12), West of the Fifth
Principal Meridian, contalnlntf Otic hun
dred nnd sixty (160) acres, more or lesa
That In their petition, plaintiffs allege
that Martha Sims. If living. Is a non-resi
dent of the State of Missouri, nnd cannot
be served therein, ns provided In Chapter
21. R. S. 1!09: thnt they verily believe
them nre nersons who claim to be Inter
ested In the subject matter of said
petition, whose names they cannot Insert
therein, because they are unknown to
That. In substance, the allegations of
the net t on regard ng the claims or Inter
ests of such unknown parties and Martha
Sims are. as ronows:
That by deed dated November 30.
1852. recorded May 1st. 1SS8. in Book 1.
page 26S. of the Records of Audrain
County, Jamos Roberts and wife convey
ed by warranty deed the Southwest
nu:irter of the Northwest ouarter of Sec
tion Thlrtv-nne (31). Township Fifty-
two (52i. Rango Twelve (12), In the
County of Audrain, State of Missouri, to
Joseph lirown; that plaintiffs verily be
lieve that there are persons who claim to
be interested In said property, whose
nnmes plaintiffs cannot Insert, because
thev are unknown to them : that said un
known persons claim to derive their
claims thereto as consorts, heirs, devisees,
donees, alienees or Immediate, mesne or
remote, voluntary or involuntary gran
tees or said Joseph Urown ; that said
Joeph lirown duly conveyed said prop
erty to William W. Brown, whose title
these plaintiffs hnve acquired ; that said
de-il has been lost or destroyed, and was
not put of record In said County ; that no
one has any claim or Interest In or to
sail property, except these plaintiffs and
defendant, I.. C. Hendren, executor, as
herein set forth ;
That on June 25. 1849, James H. Hall
and wife, by warranty deed recorded May
1. 1 Safj. In Hook I Page 263, of the
-ei-iids of Audrain County, conveyed to
Matthew Sims, the Northeast quarter of
the Southwest quarter of Section Thirty-
one (31.) Township 1-irty-two (o2),
Rarn'e Twelve (12) In said County; that
the deed or. its face Is ambiguous, ami
might he taken to convey said property
to M irih.i Sims: that said M irtha Sims
pitted r.o Interest whatever In said
property; that plaintiffs do not know
i.er said Martha Sims Is living or
m i ; that if Martha Sims be living, she is
non-resident of the State of Missouri.
ard cannot be served In Missouri In the
manner preienned in Chapter 21. H. S
ivir and plaintiffs verily believe she
claims S'.rno interest In said property :
that If sl.e be dead, plaintiffs verl!v
be Ive the-e are persons who claim to be
Interested la gald property, whose names
li.iiniiffs oar.noi Ins-t herein, because
th are unknown to them; that salj un
kr : un reruns claim to derive th;lr
claims theri to as consorts, heirs, devisees,
donees, alienees or immediate mesne or
remote, voluntary or Involuntary grantees'
of sai'l Mtt lSa Sims : that on August 6,
1j7. sal-i M.itthew Sims conveyed said'
(i iperty to Joseph Brown. Senior, by
Warranty deed, recorded In said County,
in Hook I, at Pago 24 ; that plaintiffs are
Informed and believe that said Sims had
no consort or consorts; that If he did
have a consort, or consorts, plaint I rf a
verily believe that said consort, or con
sorts. If living, claim to be Interested In
said property; that the name, or names,
cannot be inserted herein, because un
known to plaintiffs: thnt an 14 consort, or
consorts, claim to derive their claims as
iri - consoir. or consorts, or said Matthew
Sims; that no one has any claim or Inter
en in or to said property except these I
plaintiffs, and L C. Hendren, executor,
as herein set forth ;
Thst on OUber 22, U60. Matthew
Sims pun or ted to ronvev th. Knoh...t
tliiarter of the Southwest quarter of Sec-
Hon Thirty-one (31). Township Fifty-two
ji. Hat.ge Twelve -(i;i), County of au- !
drain. Missouri, to Josi -ph lirown. Senior !
'ir'!'i'il!,lyJ1. -."riM November so,
, , A - i.T, 10 me recorus
of said County; that plaintiffs verily be
lee there are persons who claim to be
interested in said land s-...u
plaintiffs cannot insert herein because
they ate unknown to them; that said per
sons claim to derive their claims thereto
as consorts. heirs donee.
alienees or lrr.re,l,ate, mesne or remote
voluntary or involuntary grantees of said
Joseph Urown. Senior - tl. n ,. .
M'i'!'ii";ViM',,T!' or t"n". "t said i
Mdtti ew Sims, If living, cannot be In. I
mulici .Tnot kn'oTnTo pS
sis sMer.'sShS. iiTTuord
said property ; that no one has any claim
or Interest In or to said properfy except
these p nlntlfTs. nnd r. (- u
herein stated; w .uru. "
Thnt on June 25, is 41. James H. Hall
nnd wife conveyed the No thwest quarter
of the Southwest qua't:-r of Section
Thirty-one (31) Township I'lfty-two
(62), Range Twelve (IJ. County of Au
drain. State of Missouri, I ' Joshua
Wright, bv warranty deed, i worded In
Hook N. I'age 242 of the re-ods of sold
County; thnt said Joshua rlgnt on
August 20. 1852, conveyed said !" ooerty
by warranty deed, recorded In sal I Coun
ty Hook l. Page 140, to Charles II i
Prat her, whose title these plaintiffs have
acquired ; that plaintiffs nre Informed on !
beliee that said Wright had no oonso t
or consorts; that If he did have a ro -sort
or consorts, plaintiffs verily believe
that said consort or con.iorts, if living,
claim to be Interested In said property;
that the name, or names, cannot be In
sorted herein, boonnso unknown to plain
tiffs; that sab! consort, or consorts, claim
to derive their claims as the consort, or
consor ts, of said Joshua WriKht : that no
one has any claim r Interest In or to
said properly, except these plaintiffs nnd
L. C. Ilondren, eiecutor, as herein stated;
That on August 9, ISIS, title to the
Southeast quarter of Section Thirty-one
i:',l) Township Flftv-two (r2), Range
Twelve (12), was transferred by the
1'nlted Slates of America, by entry duly
made as required by law, and vested In
Juries !. Crews; that sail James i
Crews and wife conveved an 1 4 property to
Erasmus 1 . Crews; that said Conveyance
was iost or destroyed and never put on
record: that plaintiff verily believe there
are persons who claim to be Interested In
said property, whose names plaintiffs can
not Insert herein, because they are un
known to them ; that sold persons claim
to derive their claims as the consorts,
heirs, devisees, donees, alienees or Imme
diate, mesne or remote, voluntary or In
voluntary grantees of said James O.
Crews, that no one has nny claim or In
terest In or to said property, except these
plaintiffs and 1 C. llendten. us herein
Thnt on August 10, 1S72, John M. Cot
tliighnm and w ife conveyed to Fleming B
lluhburd the following land, lying, being
and situate In the County of Audrain.
State of Missouri, to-wit:
"Forty-four (44) acres In Section
Thlrtv-one (31), Township tlfly-two (52).
Range Twelve (12), beginning sixteen
(ltf I poles west of the Southeast corner
if Section Thirty-one (31), township
Flftv-two (8), Range Twelve (12). then
running west parallel with the section
line, Eighty-three (83) poles and Twenty
two ami six-tenth (22.6 1 links, thence
north parallel with the Section line,
elghtv-three (83) poles and twenty-two
and slx-tenlhs (22.6) links, thence east
elghtv-three (83) poles and Twenty-two
and six-tenths (22.6) links, thence south
Eighty-three (83) poles and Twenty-two
and six-tenths 122.6) links, to the be
ginning : that said conveyance was by
warn.nty deed recorded In Book 4, Page
l.",3 of the records of said county,"
That said Fleming B. Hubbard on
September 3, 187 8. by deed recorded In
said County. In Book 9, Page 244, con
veyed said property to George W. Pick
ett, whose title these plaintiffs have ac
quired ; that plaintiffs nre Informed and
believe Sit Id Htihhnrd had no consort or
onsorts; that if he did have a consort or
consorts, plaintiffs verily believe thnt
sahl consort or consorts. If living, claim
to be interested In said property; that the
name, or names, ennnot be Inserted here
in, because unknown to plaintiffs; thnt
"aid consort claims, or said consorts
claim, to derive their claims ns the con
sort, or consorts, of said Fleming B. Hub
bard ; that no one has nny claim or inter
est In or to said properly, except these
plaintiffs, itnd 1.. C. Hendren, as herein
That on March 11. 1867, Keelnn T
lliilen and wife conveyed to Sturgeon Dis
trict Central Agricultural and Mechanical
Association, a corporation, Thirty (30)
acres off of the east side of the southenst
neuter of the southwest quarter of Sec
tion Tlilrty-two (32) Township Fifty-two
CJ. Range Twelve (12), County of Au
'lraln. State of Missouri, by warranty
deed, recorded In Book it. Page 8. of the
records of said County; that thereafter,
on May 14. 187S, James 8. Lockrldge.
President of said Association, conveyed
said property to the Sturgeon Agricul
tural and Mechanical Association, a cor
poration, bv deed rocorded in Book W
Page 460. of the records of said County;
that on August 9, 1882. J. 8. Lockrldge
President of said Sturgeon Agricultural
and Mechanical Association, conveyed
said property to James IX Pntton, by deed
recorded In said County, In Book 18, Page
346 ; that in both said deeds said Ixck
ridge was acting as the agent of said cor
porations for the purpose of conveying the
Interest of said eorporatlons, and was
duly authorized by their respective Board?
of Directors to convey the Interests of
said corporations, and did Intend thereby
to convey said Interests: that snld cor
porations have been duly dissolved nnd
tho assets thereof distributed to the
stockholders thereof; plaintiffs verily
believe said stockholders of snld corpor
ations claim to be Interested In said
property ; that they cannot Insert their
names, because they nre unknown to
them; that no one has any claim or In
terest In or to said property, except these
plaintiffs and I.. C. Hendren, as herein
That said action Is returnable on the
nrst nay or the next term or said Court
to be held on the first Monday n March
ni3 nt the Court House In fhe City of
Mexico, in tne County or Audrain, and
State of Missouri, when nnd where you
otherwise plaintiffs petition will be
ni.i.v nipenr uno ueieno sucn action
taken as conressed and judgment render
I he Mexico Missouri Message has
been designated by the Plaintiff .andtheir
Attorneys or record ns the Newspaper
inoL nseiy to give nonce to tne defend
ants or tho pendency of this action. It Is
runner ordered that a copy of this Order
bo published In said Mexico Missouri
Message, a weekly newspaper published In
said Audrain County, Missouri, once n
week for nt least four weeks, tho last In
sertion to be at least four weeks prior to
the Term of snld Court.
WITNESS my hand and offlclal
seal. Done nt office In the City
(SEAL) of Mexico, County and State
aforesaid, this 31st, day of De
E. F. ELLIOTT.
Clerk of tho Audruln Circuit Court
A true copy from the record.
ATTEST. E. F. ELLIOTT, Clerk
Weather cold. Lots of ice.
Almost impossible to get around.
Albert Wolfork was a Columbia
Huston Sleet went to Columbia
Monday on business.
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Long who
have been quite sick with an at
tack of grippe are better as this
Mrs. ArHllellrt Pio-o, on.l .lo.w.l.
ter, Mrs. Kllgeiie Durk. left for
Douglass, Kansas, last Friday to
visii Ttieir daughter and sister
Mrs. Vora liannom, for a few
Mrs. Barney Wilhite was called
to the bedside of her mother, Mrs.
Jesse Crosswhite, who is threaten-
ed. with pneumonia.
Thurston and wife are
over a big new boy in
i. n u i
rank CoOIIS Bold his farm to
Ulfford Thurston Trice.
We are Inning plenty of ice tit
present. I'nsliod horses ejin
scarcely get over the roads.
Our blacksmith h;is several men
employed this week Khoeiiifr
.r.x. I.';;e Hobinson is down to
Sl.'xieo uihler the care of a doctor
K. .M. Morris' little son's throat
is no better.
There has been a ear of oil slii
ped from Sturgeon to Thompson
vune a numner oi larincr.i an
taking their barrels and having
Misses ..Mary and Leila Ciritlln
had a skating party Monday night
at their home.
J as. lsdom sold 18 steers to
(ireen &i Long of Sturgeon nt
$7.7,"). They weighed 1,200 pe
head. He also sold the same party
7 hogs at $7.10.
Dick l arper sold one cow to
Green & Long at f cents pe
Henry Tilgcr of Moberly was in
our midst Sunday.
Jas. t hiltlress and wife enter
tinned several of their friends aiu
i. i t- it . .
rraiiiv uagsuaie, proprietor o
the 9!) cents store of Mexico, took
ft 15 mile walk out west and back
by Thompson Sunday, hunting
fresh air. Conic again, Mr. Rags
dale, you are welcome to all the
fresh nir you can carry buck with
The Day Bros, are cutting wood
in W. II. Dempsey's timber.
Wallace Dowell, who had hi
i . . , ....
oarn sirueK oy iigiit.ning ant
burned last summer, has his new
ham ready for the shingles.
Rev. Ilerndon of Centralia fill
ed his appointment at Midwav
smiKlay nnd will continue to
preach there the second Sunday
in each month during the year
iuiss iviinnie Kerrey entertain
ed a crowd at 42 Saturday night
in honor of Miss Minnie date
wood of Kansas City, who is vis
Karl Berrey is in St. Louis ns a
Oscar Cnwthorn sold a load of
oats at Mexico one day last week
for 28c per bushel.
Hugh Sharp went to Columbia
last week on business.
Mr. Llaussen was called to
Vanita, Okla., last week on ac
count of the death of his daugh
Jur. and Mrs. Richard Squires
and Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Xeal who
were married last week and went
to Illinois on a wedding trip re
turned Sunday. Here's wishing
them everything that's good.
SANTA FE ITEMS.
Real winter weather; quite
sleet on the ground; fine for
James Campliu and family and
John Heizer and wife returned
home Saturday from Arizona.
They report a cold spell out there.
Rev. 0 'Heron from Canton fill
ed his regular preaching appoint
ments here Sunday.
Doll. Hanger and wife return
ed Monday from a visit at Ft.
Worth, Texas. Mrs. Hanger
thinks Texas is no place for her
as she has been siek ever since she
1 came home.
Stella Beamou spent last week
with Mr. and Mrs. Doll Hanger.
Mr. McLoney is selling the Hen
derson stock of goods out cheap
Mrs. John Dowell east of town
is very sick.
Mrs. Hendrix Dead.
Mrs. Belle Hendrix, 77 years
old, a native of Callaway county,
died at her home in Benton City
last Sunday of paralysis. She
suffered a hard fall several days
before and that is supposed to
have been the indirect cause of
her death. She was the wife of
the late Marsh Hendrix. One son
survives her Shelby Hendrix..
itev. W. A. Damerson, her pas
tor, held funeral services at the
Benton City Christian ehurch
Tuesday-morning, burial in Ben
ton City cemetery.
A fine winter M eat her week
struck us at last.
Judge H. J. Spurling purchased
a good team of 3-year old mare
mules of t lie Fountain Bros, late-
Col. James Johnson purchased
two calves of Win. Cline recently
J. L. Carpenter shipped a loud
of 2!). pound hogs, his own feed
ing, Moiulay, Failing to get them
there in time for market Tuesday
were sold Wednesday at top of
Mr, and Mrs. Beri Barry enter
tained a number of their friends
Tuesday night last week.
lr. ami 4irs. i lias, i turner en
tertained a number of their young
friends in a very becoming way
Rev. Kgan Ilerndon filled hie
appointment at Midway Sundny
J. It. Spurling sold a ear load
of 1H0 bushels of white oats last
week to Wheeler Gant at 150 cts.
Rev. J. L. Presser filled his ap
pointment at Bethlehem Sunday.
No preaching that night.
Thurnian Chapman tias lease
the George Brock place for the en
Elmer Chapman has rented
what is known as the Milt House
holder farm and enough of wha
is known as the Robinson farm to
make 500 acres, for the ensuing
Four young people of our vi
cnuty stole a march on their
many friends last Wednesday
and hied themselves olT to Thomp
son to catch the 6.4!) train for
Mexico. After a visit to the re
corder's office they wended their
way to the Rev. C. A. Mitchell's
home on Fast Jackson street. The
Rev. Mitchell in a very few words
pronounced them husband nn.l
wife. Soon after the ceremony
they departed for 'Chapin, 111.,
where elaborate entertainment
awaited them. The happy couples
were Miss Letha Wilson and Rich
ard Squires and Miss Ida Price
and George Xeale. All are highly
respected young people, coming
from best North Wilson families.
All that were present to witness
the marriages were Mr. and Mrs.
Tommy Walker, a sister and
brother-in-law of Mr. Squires and
Roy and Porter Bruce, a brother
and uncle of Mrs. Xeale. They
will go to housekeeping soon in
John W. Blum was in Harris
county last week buying feeding
cattle. He purchased U51 head of
about 1,050 pound weight at some
thing little less than $6.50 per
ewt. The deal was consumated bv
dumping them off.
j-iiri uerrey is iuieiuung tne
Federal court as juror in St
Mrs. DeJarnatt ami her orphan
girl happened to a very painful
accident Saturday eveninar.
while going to Skinner in their
sleigh it slipped into a ditch, cap
sized itself, throwing the occu
pants against the bank.
Farm for rent Geo. W. Adams
& Son. ot
For Sale. 10 room dwelling
house. Convenient to the Public
Square. A bargain to sninelin.K
maress Message office.
Falls on Ice.
B. S. Dowell, out west of Mex
ico, while in hi 1
Tuesday morning slipped and fell
on some ice and broke his ri"ht
g above the ankle. It was a se-
uous mishap, but we hope Mr.
Dowell may soon be able to be
. In the Probate Court this week
Mrs. Hardin McPike was allowed
$2,502.25 in the .uit she institu
ted against the estate of Ilar.lin
McPike for $5,000 which she al
leges she advanced to her hus
band. She will appeal the case to
the Circuit Court.
The ladies of Sun. Rise church
will give an Ice Cream and Oyster
Supper at J. F. Vi gal's Saturday
Our fine weather nnd roads are
gone and today everything is ice.
Mr. and Mrs. Campliu of Santa
Fe and Mr. and Mrs. John Heizer
came in from Arizona last Satur
day. Ford Dennie and family of near
Centralia visited his brother, Per
ry Davis, at Santa Fe, two or
three days last week, then visited
Mr. and Mrs. Leb Dye Saturday
night and returned to their home
Mr. and Mrs. Frvin Fry who
have been visiting his mother,
near Auxvasse, and other friends,
also Mrs. Fry's sister, Mrs. Aimer
Mundy of near Molino, returned
to their home in Chicago last
Leb Dye sold 11 head of stock
hogs to Pate Cauthorn last Fri
day at $7.00 per lflmdrcd pounds.
Felix Martin sold 12 head of
shouts at $6.50 per head.
The Midway members have
called Rev. Mr. Ilerndon who lives
north of Centralia, for the ensuing
year, commencing with the last
Clyde Sharp who took siek
with sore throat and. an abscess
in his head some two weeks ago
at his father's, Win. Sharp, in
Mexico, is better, lie came out
home last Saturday evening.
Mrs. T. J. Bybee is quite siek
at this writing. Hope she will
soon be better. Her daughter,
Mrs. Elgin Jung of near Mexico,
is at her bedside.
Frank Taylor who has been in
very poor health for so long grad
ually grew worse, until last Mon
dy night when his spirit took its
flight to the great beyond. lie was
a single man and made his home
with his brother, Barney Taylor.
The funeral sermon was preached
by Rev. John Kerr of Perry, at
one o'clock, Wednesday after
noon, at the Berea church, where
he was laid to rest, lie leaves two
brothers, Jerry Taylor of near
Nevada, Mo., and Barney Taylor,
south of Molino, and two sisters,
Mrs. Harvey of Colorado and
Mrs. Young of near Molino. We
offer our sympathy.
Henry Dudley will have a pub
lic sale Friday, the 17th. They
will move to Mexico iu a few days
after the sale for the present year.
lie has rented his frin to M. 1!
Mrs. Thos. Stuart is suffering
with an attack of grippe.
Mrs. James Creed's parents are
both in bad health. Her father
John Allison, has been siiffemur
with a cancer on his face and now
her mother has a severe attack of
The most of the men of the com
munity met at the Molino Hall
last Friday afternoon and or
ganized a bank company. They
will begin the building as soon as
Rpring opens. Won't that be a
boom for Molino t
Mr. and Mrs. August Ahlfeldt
are visiting old friende here.
We are having some very sleek.
icy weather. A good many have
gotten falls but no one seriously
hurt but Mrs. Beatty Rice, she
having broken her hip and is in a
very serious condition.
Ola Slavens and wife came
home from St. Louis Wednesday
Mr. Sutton will move to Mrs.
Miller's property, north of th
railroad. J. M. Culbertson will
move to the Stevens property in
the same part of town.
Mrs. Bud Kendall is a very sick
Moore has gone to
Mrs. Clyde Johnson and little
son of near Vandalia are visiting
her parents, J. C. DeLaporte nnd
Theron Leet and Giller
Akridge have positions in St.
Ote Bernard was a visitor at
Auxvasse last week.