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Mrs. W. P. Rowland has been
quite ill of bronchitis.
John Duchesne is on the sick
Kev. and Mrs. W. C. Hire visit
ed at the home of Mr. imd Mrs.
Jas. Heinlen Wednesday.
Ruth and Frank Bishop are vis
iting their uncle, John Lyle, and
family of Seed Tick neighbor
hood. John Williams, of St. Louis,
visited bis parents in this city last
week, Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Preaching services at Litlh-by
Methodist church next Sunday
morning and evening at the usual
hours by the pastor.
Miss Gladys Baskett, of Illinois,
is with her aunt here this winter,
Mrs. Marvin Bush, and is attend
ing the Mexico schools.
Collie, the well known dog be
longing to the children of Mr.
and Mrs. S. J. Bishop, living east
of town, died Sunday night.
Miss Minnie Wyss of Wor
cester spent Christmas with her
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. S. J.
Bishop, who live east of Mexico.
Mr. William Brown and Mrs.
Mary Pratt, both of Mexico, were
united in marriage last Monday
night, Rev. J. E. Ayseue officiat
ing. Robert Edmonston, formerly of
this county, a nephew of Mrs. W.
R. Rodes of Mexico, died a few
days ago at his home in Portland.
Miss Lucile Rice visited Miss
Anna Sharp of Centralia Wed
nesday and attended the revival
now in progress at the Methodist
Claud Langford, of Bristoe,
Colorado, visited his parents, last
week, Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Lang
ford, of West Cuivre neighbor
hood, this county.
The McMillan High School
basket ball girls defeated the
Hannibal high school team here
last Friday by a score of 33 to 27.
Misses Julia Tucker and Lucile
Kunkel starred the game.
Mrs. Robert II. Silence, 37
years old, formerly Miss Bessie
Chalmers of Mexico, died at ber
home in St. Louis last" Saturday.
The body was brought here yes
terday for burial. Besides her
husband and mother Mrs. Silence
is survived by two sisters, Mrs.
Marie Storman and Mrs. Josie
The following from Mexico vi
cinity attended Farmers' Week in
Columbia this week: A. B. Wiid
ler, F. L. Crosby, M. T. Pierce, J.
R. Snook, S. P. Emmons and A.
P. Blair. An immense crowd
present, an enthusiastic and profit
able time, and each fellow
brought home a "ham" with
The Holiness people of Mex
ico held an all day meeting Sun
day at A. L. Hunt's residence on
West Love street. They will
hold an all day meeting next Sun
day at A. Hutcherson's residence
on West Whitley street. Regular
cottage prayer meetings every
Wednesday night at the homes of
the members. Everybody, invited
to attend these meetings. Come
and bring your families.
Mrs. Ibbie M. McGee. of Lad
donia is clerk for Hon. E. A.
Shannon in the House at Jeffer
son City. She is on the Rough
Journal force. Mr. ami Mrs.
Shannon are both at" Jefferson
City and will remain there dur
ing the session. Mr. Shannon
has been appointed on the. Holes
Committee of the House and on
the Rules Committee of the House
substantial new barn.
Henry Kombrink has rented a
farm on Littleby.
Bill Mongler sold a mule to Bill
Dneblin for $!J(J.
Dave Thompson moved to his
new home in Mexico New Year's
Frank Geiffer and family have
moved to his mother-in-law's
farm near Sun Rise church.
J. T. Swift lost. a valuable horse
Mrs. Alice Willingham and Mr.
and Mrs. Mayes each gave the
young folks a pound party last
week. All present had an enjoy
R. T. Byars and brother, John
Byars, near Benton City, left, last
Tuesday for Chieo Springs, New
Mexico, to visit their sister, Mi
Alice Wilson and familv. Tliev
hadn't met their sister for over
Mrs. Annie Marticii is visiting
her son, C. II. Martien, near Mad
ison. J. T. Swift and family are suf
fering from severe attacks of the
Mike Quinlau is prospecting for
coal on his farm.
Ben Robinson and Dave Ann
strong are prospecting for coal on
W. I). Mason's farm.
Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Watts
left a few days ago for Texas.
Jessie and ITollie Watts visited
relatives in this vicinity recently.
The following have subscribed
for the Message or renewed since
our last issue :
Taz. B. Hill.
G. R. Pool.
S. II. Douglass.
Rev. John S. Jesse.
Oscar Cawthorne. .
J. J. F. Johnson.
J. H. Blum.
0. A. Stewart.
Frank P. Powell.
Miss Mamie Hook.
C. E. Hurd.
F. E. Okey.
John W. Stotler.
J. W. Jones.
J. II. Phillips.
G. T. Fisher.
E. L. Tucker.
J. R. Hodge.
S. P. Emmons.
('. A. Witherspoon.
R. II. Stuart. -John
L. R. Larkin.
The reception at the home of
Misses Mary V. and Tine Houston
last Thursday was the largest
soeial event of the holiday sea
son. The beauty of the new home
was enhanced by attractive dec
orations. On the dining table the
glow ol yellow-sliaileu candles
rested on the floral center ot nar
cissus and ferns. Miss Gill. Miss
N'orris and Mrs. Glendy assisted
here and a delicious salad course
lunch was nerved. In the hall the
coffee table was presided over by
Mmes. Arnold, Adams and Orear.
With the Misses Houston those
who received were Prof. Valente
of the McMillan High School,
Miss Elizabeth Letts, Mesdames
A. C. Barnes, C. C. Madison, S. B.
Cook, and A. M. Cowherd. Among
those who further added to the
pleasure of the many guests were
Misses Wright, Cauthorn and
Wallace and Mines. Locke, Shul
lenberger and Johnson.
Quite a number of people hav
ing a hog killing time.
Roads almost impassable unless
you have rough-shod horses.
Frank Powell has shipped over
five hundred steep to St. Louis
for R. M. Dakin, the last month.
Rev. Taylor filled his appoint
ment at Sun Ri.se Sunday. Good
crowd considering the roads.
Mr. Ralph King, a prominent
young farmer living near Thom
son, and Mis.s Zella Pergoy, oi
'Kansas City, were married a few
Ways since, lliey will re.-i.te m
this county. Here's congratula
tions and best
Joe Mongler is completing
1 FARM AND LIVE STOCK.
John X. Rosser, up Centralia
way, has 37 head of mules on feed.
.ban Larter snipped a line;
bunch of cattle tp St. Louis last !
Riley Wilkerson last week sold
Powell & Mundy 8 head of hogs
G. A. Wilson, out beyond Mo
lino, is feeding a fine bunch of
James Pfcifer, near Rush Hill,
has recently completed a fine new
barn, 32x32 feet.
Ewell Pasley, north of Mexico,
sold 300 bushels of corn to Earl
Carter at 40 cents a bushel.
John Burge.s.s, out Molino way,
sold to Sterling Carter 20 shoats,
10C pounds average, at $7.2.").
A. L. Lipp, near Molino, sold
John Burgess a quantity of
timothy hay at .$S.()0 per ton.
Lafayette Mason, of Jonesburg,
recently sold 9 head of mules to
a firm at Centralia at $170 per
"W. D. Taliey sold 8 seven
months old pigs, average 223
pounds each, to E. W. MeFadin
delivered in Mexico at $7.00.
Lilbum Dudley, southeast of
Mexico, bought a 40 acre farm
from Worth Allen, paying $2,000.
Mr. Allen has bought Levi Jones
40 acre tract for $1,730.
James II. Quinlau. son of Mr.
and Mrs. James Quinlau, north
east of Mexico, returned a few
days ago to his studies at St.
Mary's College, at St. Mary's.
Tom Cleary of StroMier sold
Mr. Fishback a load o'.' cattle a
few days ago at $G. ''. They
weighed D00 and are a part of the
bunch Mr. Cleary picked up in
Wisconsin last fall.
Claude Allen of Mexico bought
a l)uroc boar at Sheley & Clatter-
buck's fine hog sale at New
Bloomficld last Saturday for $3-1.
John X. Brown, of Mexico,
bought a boar for .$50.
A. II. Dicus, out Beaver Dam
way, was at St. Louis Tuesday
with !)1 head of 1223 pound hogs
wit a which he topped the market,
ge:t.'v.;r $7.4o. And all this makes
Mr. Dicus feel good.
J. T. Johnson, the auctioneer,
raised 40,000 bushels of corn last
season on his several farms in
this county. He has 400 head of
good cattle on feed, and they'll
get the most of this big bunch of
Forest Weaver bought a Iwo
year old mule at E. M. Crooks'
sale last Thursday, paying $!).
George Pitman paid $71 for a
cow. Riley Wilkerson paid $0 a
head for 30 hogs. Win. Adams
paid John Taliey $!." for a cow.
J. T. Johnson has bought corn
this winter of the following par
ties: Morgan Bros., 4,000 bush
els; Mrs. Claudia Johnson, 3,000;
Henderson & Webb, 1,500 j John
J. Wakefield, 1,000; John Plybon,
1.000; Claude M. Fox, 500; Clar
ence Parks, 400.
The firm of George Bantel's
Sons., Rochester, X. Y., recently
bought a number of high priced
mules in this county, getting three
from Milt Householder, two from
Joe ('onsidine, two from Wesley
Winn, two from C. II. Dean and
one from John Brewer.
Messrs. Pearl Jones ami Ross
Ewing will have a public sale on
the S. R. Jones farm, one-half
j mile north of Long Branch Store,
on Thursday, January 2'i,
This sale consists of 42 head of
mules, 34 of them are coming 2
year olds. Also three- head of
horses and five had of cattle.
Don't forget the date.
Horace Mundy bought up 2'J.
heed of fine vo'i'v i.-ml.-s just re
cently, piiying from .ft;.", to .$1(C
per head. He bought from th
following parties: Two from A.
E. Wheeler, 2 from C. A. Mildred,
Four Buckle Arcts - $1.65 to $2.50
Four Buckle Arcts all rubber $3.00to$3.50
One Buckle Arcts all rubber $2.00 to $2.75
One Buckle Arcts all cloth $1.00 to $1.75
Women's Jersey Cloth, 2 Bkle $1.75
Women's Jersey Cloth 1 Itkle $1.00
Women's Regular Arcts
Boys Ball Bond, 4 bkle
Boys Ball Band, 1 bkle
Boys Old Colony 1 bkle
Youths 1 bkle
Misses and Children
We are showing a full line of light unlined goods in all
the new shape, high or low heels. Lambertvillc and Ball Bunds
are the best made. All new goods.
"Let Us Show You"
w mans & 15
The Shoe Men
1 from M. M. Armistead, 1 from
Floy & Black, 1 from Lewis &
Sims, 3 from F. W. Weaver, 1
from J. P. Davenport, 2 from F.
L. McGee, 4 from Wm. Perry, 1
from J. Armstrong, 1 from J. O.
Dowell, and 1 from Johnson
New Circuit Court Cases.
The following new cases have
recently been filed for trial in the
Mattie Clendenin vs. T. J. Gib
son. To revive judgment.
E. B. Goolsby vs. Thos. Kunkel.
W. F. Farrell vs. J. B. Evans.
Appeal from Justice of Peace.
Clara Eads vs. Lester Eads. Di
vorce. Franlkin Bowne by guardian
vs. Chas. Cassell et al. Ejectment.
Frank Stoltz vs. unknown heirs
of Elizabeth Frost. Perfect title.
V. Metus, the Greek who stab
bed Miss Leona Scherer on a
train near Centralia, has been re
leased from jail at Columbia on a
$1,000 bond. Miss Scherer is still
confined to her room at the IIox
sy Hotel in Mexico.
Low Round-Trip Fares
To the South, Southeast and Southwest
Alabama Oeorgla Mississippi So. Carolina
Cuba Louisiana New Mexico Texas
Florida Mexico No. Carolina
Via Chicago & Alton R. R.
THE ONLY WAY"
labile. Ala., - $32.40
Havana, Cuba, $79.00
Jacksonville, Ha., $41.40
Tampa, Fla. $53.00
Augusta, Ga $34.25
New Orleans, La., $33.00
Mexico City, Mex., $73.70
Culfport, Miss., $35.70
Ticket on sale until April
Sune 1, VJVi. Don't miss
For full particulars i nd rates call on or wilf,
T. L. MARSHALL, Agent.
The Chicago & Alton R. R.
Have a Complete Line
And German Sock
$ .90 to $1.25
$ .90 to $1.00
$ .60 to $ .90
The weather has made quite
change in the last few days.
Mrs. Willhite and her brother,
Willie Hicks, are very sick.
Born, to the wife of Clifford
Thurston, a boy.
Hulett Henry has moved to bis
farm near Browns Station which
he purchased a few days ago.
John McBee and wife and F. M.
Yearns nd Mrs. Maggie Allen and
daughter spent Saturday with R.
L. Allen and family.
Greenbury Johnson purchased
a span of mules from Ed. Berry
Last Sunday a birthday dinner
was given at the country home of
Mr. and Mrs. Perry Ritter's in
honor of their dughter, Lena. The
invited guests were Misses Hazel
Gant, Katie Hoover, Ruth Rouse,
Bessie and Elva Tanner, Lula
Tarents, Lucy Brown, Fannie
Scott, Lena Ritter, Florence Bit
ter; Messrs. Claude Rutter, Earl
Fisher, David Meyer, and Mr. and
Mrs. L. F. Ross. All had a most
Las Vegas, N. M, $45.30
Albuquerque, N. M, $48.20
Charlestrn, So. C, $39.75
Dallas, Tex., $25.80
Ft. Worth, Tex., $25.80
Galveston, Tex., $35.80
San Antonio, Tex., $35.45
30, 1913. Final return limit,
this opportunity to visit the
HOW TO RAISE A BOY.
Would You Put Him in a Barrel
and Close The Bunghole?
A good and conscientious
j woman had a son, a small boy.
hc was greatly troubled over the
i problem of how to raise him. yhe
j was telling another woman, on
her train, how she lay awake of
nights and fervently prayed, till
the crimson of the dawn, for the
leading of an unerring hand. Her
pathetic story was punctuated by
sobs. The moistened folds of the
other woman's handkerchief indi
cated a deep and surging sympa
thy. Just across the aisle from these
two ladies sat an elderly gentle
man, a stranger, reading, or try
ing to read, his newspaper. Per
force, he overheard the painful
recital of the anxious mother. His
heart was deeply touched. Toss
ing aside his paper, he made basic
to offer sure relief, saying, "My
dear, dear Madam! I can tell you
exatily how to raise that bov.'"
Fhis was an unexpected but wel
come ray of light, a gracious and
gladsome answer to her many
prayers. Hisiug and smiling, her
beautiful eyes sparkling thru
tears of joy, she responded, "In
deed, that would be very, very
kind of you, Sir." She leaned
eagerly and beni Mily toward him
m sweet anticipation of the ful
fillment of all her rosy dreams
concerning her boy, while the
gentleman proceeded to lay down
this laconic rule: "Tut the little
scamp iu a barrel and feed him
mru tne bunghole. till he is
twelve years old." He resumed
his paper. The lustrous brown
eyes of the disappointed mother
faded to ashes. However, after a
pause of tremendous soul-effort
she summoned courage and ven
tured thus to interrupt his read
ing, "I beg pardon, Sir j but what
would you do, after the boy be
comes twelve years of age?"
The gentlemau laid down his
paper softly, looking long and
lovingly at the lady over his
spectacles, and said, "Simply
close the bunghole."
The writer doesn't favor the
"bunghole" treatment of boys.
After a long and fairly successful
experience in teaching and
managing them, he is prepared to
speak or fight in their interest.
Xever despair of what a Special
Providence preserves. It often
happens that the most indifferent
boy makes the most desirable citi
zen. If the writer were going to
raise a boy, he would be his insep
arable companion and give him
an open field with every hurtful
influence removed, as far as possi
ble. Omitting, for the present,
the mention of other baleful evils,
under no circumstances would he
allow the introduction and use of
any intoxicant. He would "close
the bunghole" absolutely and
hermetically. Observation teach
es that whiskey in the brain of a
boy destroys his education, his
pride, his ambition, his hopes, his
In old Virginia, two brothers
lived on adjoining farms. Each
had three eons, One of the
brothers said, "I will keep choice
wines and other liquors on my
sideboard where my sons may in
dulge as they feel disposed. They
will not make fools of themselves
when they are grown by drinking
to excess." The other brother
said, "I will not allow any intoxi
cant to be brought into my home
to tempt my sons, nor will I ever
use it myself or consent to its use
by them." All three of the sons
of the first brother filled drunk
ards' graves before they were old
enough to vote. The sons of the
other brother "honored father
and mother," find blessed their
country with long, useful, and
Instead of trying to keep a boy
from whiskey, reverse the rule
and keep whiskey from the boy.
Can it bo done? Most certainly,
and without attempting to pre
vent men from drinking. It is a
fact that a great many men do
drink and will drink, at any cost.
The writer is not disposed to
favor any attempt by law to in
terfere with the legitimate rights
of nun. It is to be hoped, how
ever, that everybody, including
those who indulge, will favor any
scheme, that aims at the protec
tion and salvation of the bow.
According to observation.
Irunkards are made before the
age of twenty-one. If the "bung
hole" could be closed against
boys till they become men, it is
highly probable that drunkenness
and incident crime would be re
duced, more- and more, year by
year, till we should rarely sec a
man of respestability under the
nfiuence of wine.
As the temperance law now
stands and operates ,the boys are
exposed to temptation and deadly
danger nil the time. It is a well
known fact that any boy, no mat
ter as to age, can hire n nigger or
a tramp, for a small considera
tion, to procure for him any kind
of liquor from the saloons. The
saloonist has no way of knowing
that he is selling to a boy. lie is
not conscious of any violation of
the law and is, therefore, free
from censure and penalty.
So far as protecting minors is
concerned, the present temper
ance law is "a dead cock in the
pit," and should receive an early
and decent burial. The law is all
right, mind you, up to the point
of shielding the boys from
danger. Here it fails, absolutely.
The writer has been, for almost
forty years, a manager, in
structor, and leader of hoys. He
knows positively that whiskey
and its use by the students, con
trary to rules and in spite of pun
ishment, have never failed to
bring trouble and loss to the
school, the students, and their
parents. He has tried in vain to
get legislators to view the ques
tion thru his glasses. He is satis
fied that one small addition to the
law will do the work desired.
Here it is:
Require that all drinking shall
be done inside of the saloon and
allow not a drop of any kind of
liquors to be carried outside in
bottle or other vessel.
Certainly, not even a drinking
man, who cares a snap for the
welfare of boys, will raise a se
rious objection to this addition to
the temperance law, after mature
W. D. FOXVILLE.
I Wish I Were
Why don't you go South
thin -winter to Florida, to
Xew Orleans, to the famous
Gulf Coast or Cuba? Why
don't you respond to that
yearly temptation to visit the
beautiful Southland when the
South i.s at its best?
Special Winter Tourist
Rates via the Burling
ton to All Principal
Make the train ride an im
portant part of the trip. CJo
tile way of uh-M
most delightful service, most
attractive features go via
Let me help you plan your
trip outline its possibilities,
the cost, the stopovers, you
could make, points of Interest
you should see ai d everything
e! 3 you want to know, so
that you will get the greatest
possible enjo incut out of it.
Come in and let'c talLit over.
T. L. Marshall, Agt.
C. B. 6c Q. R. R.