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MEXICO, MISSOURI, JAN. 30, 1913
TO VOTE ON
The mass meeting of Ami rain
county citizens at the Mexico
court house last Friday was not
as largely attended as was hoped
for, but every man present was
positive that the county needed
and must have a new jail build
R. D. Worrell called the meet
ing to order who suggested that
Judge John, W. Beagles nerve as
chairman, who was unanimously
Upon taking the chair Mr. Bea
gles stated positively that he fa
vored a new jail, but he believed
the people were opposed to a bond
issue. That word does not sound
good. Mr. Beagles believed that
a jail structure should be erected
that would answer all purposes
for 40 or 50 years to come.
Ns. Myers made a speech favor
ing a 20 cent levy. That would
raise about $20,000, and many
taxpayers thought that amount
sufficient. That sum might be
supplemented by any funds at
the commany of the County Court
if more money were absolutely
Sam Bowne made a ringing
speech favoring a new jail one
in size and equipment sufficient to
do for 50 years. He was also op
posed to bonds, but favored a 10
cent levy for three years.
E. R. Locke thought that the
plans and specifications for the
proposed building should be pub
lished, so that the taxpayers
would uudestand just what they
were to get. He thought it would
take at least $25,000 to get the
building and equipment that is
Charles Householder favored a
new jail all right, and, since
thinking about it, he believed he
rather favored a direct tax for
raising the money.
Fred A. Morris thought it
would take between $25,000 and
$30,000 to build the structure re
quired. The steel work alone
would cost between $10,000 and
Judge Charles Bledsoe favored
a $25,000 structure. He thought
it could not be built for less.
O. L. Denham favored a direct
tax for raising the money.
County Attorney A. C. Whit-
son plead that a suitable building
aim equipment could not be se
cured for less than $25,000.
Win. Pollock favored a direct
tax uud not less than $25,00U.
Judge George Robertson favor
ed the 20 cents levy.
Hon. E. C. Waters stated that
he voted against the issue at the
last election. He was opposed to
bonds, but would favor the 20
Chester Starr favored most any
old way to get the new jail, but
he wanted a plan that would get
the matter off our hands, as soon
J. J. F. Johnson was for the
jail. Direct tax. Inform the
voters, too, before the election, as
to plans, specifications and cost.
Judge John Gatson favored a
20 cent levy.
A motion for a 20 cent levy had
Veen made by Ns. Myers and
when the motion was put the
chair called for a rising vote.
The motion carried practically
A motion was then adopted
that a committee of one from each
township of the county be ap
pointed to assist the County
Court in planning the jail and
getting matters shaped up for
putting the question before the
voters. The following committee
was appointed :
Salt River, Pros. Atty. A. C.
Whitson; Saliug, Chester Starr;
Wilson, Chas. Householder; Linn;
C. L. Stewart; Cuivre, R. L. Al
ford; Prairie, Ed. Shobe; Loutre,
T. E. Mitchell.
This committee has chosen Ben
Elliott, of this city, as architect,
to visit other counties and submit
plans and cost for the building required.
Hudson Buys Farm Mr.
Vaughn Afflicted With
Mrs. Frank Hudson has bought
George Brewer's 40 acre farm,
near Benton City, paying $65 per
The 11 year old daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. O. F. Hafner, of
near Worcester, underwent an
operation for appendicitis a few
Zell Fisher, up near Thouip
has traded his 290 acre farm
farm in Illinois.
John Callahan, guardian of
George Callahan, has filed suit in
the Circuit Court against the City
of Mexico for part of the street in
front of the Military Academy.
Callahan also files suit against the
Academy for a certain tract of
land in the campus. George Cal
lahan claims these lauds thru his
mother who died a few years ago.
A convention of electric power
men is to be held in this city in
April from all over the country.
About 300 visitors are expected.
The residence property of the
late Col. Green Clay, in South
Mexico, was traded a few days
ago to F. S. Sappiugton for
$17,500. Mr. Sappiugton expects
to occupy the property soon.
J. T. Mitchell, president of the
Bank of Ceutralia, has been ap
pointed State Bank Examiner by
Gov. E. W. Major.
J. A. Vaughn of this city re
cently undenvent an operation
for the removal of a cancer on the
lobe of his left ear. ne is recov
ering all right, we are glad to re
port. t ...
The weather is very much like
spring, but the roads are very
Several in this vicinity have
been ill with toiisilitis.
J. N. Waugh has returned from
Southeast Missouri. They seem to
think that is a fine country down
there as the soil runs very deep
and seems very fertile, but don't
know whether they will locate
there or not. 1
Miss Sally Evans, a missionary
from Japan, has been spending a
few days with J. N. Waugh and
The debating society was well
attended at Beaver Dam Friday
night and a big time was report
ed. Child Hurt.
The little daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Ralph Adams happened to a
very painful accident last Sunday
whilo playing at Mr. Kammar
meyer's by getting her left hand
canst in clothes wringer, break
ing the finger and pulling the end
off. Dr. Flynt was called and
dressed the wound and now little
Gladys is resting as wen as could
Mr. and Mrs. James Fisher,
northeast of Martinsburg, have
three children who took down
with pneumonia last week.
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MRS. GARRARD DEAD.
Passes Away Last Sunday After a
Mrs. Jennie Garrard, SO years
old, died last Sunday afternoon
at the home of her daughter in
this city, Mrs. G. L. Ferris. She
had been ill only since Friday.
She wa" a native of Kentucky
and her maiden name was Miss
Jennie Hull. She was married to
James D. Carried. They moved
to Missouri just before the close of
the War, Mr. Garrard becoming
the owner of the Fullenwider
farm, southeast of Centralia,
where, the year before, was
fought thee famous battle be-
tw; " Mill Anderson s guerrillas
an.l Co!. Johnson's command.
To Mr. and Mrs. Garrard wen.
horn eight children, only one of
whom survives, Mrs. G. L. Ferris
mentioned above. Mrs. Nannie
Howell, the wife of John W.
Howell of this city, who died sev
eral years ago, was a daughter of
deceased. Mr. Garrard died 10
Mrs. Garrard was a faithful
Christian woman, a member of the
Presbyterian church." The funeral
was held at the Presbyterian
church Tuesday afternoon con
ducted by Rev. A. A. Wallace,
burial in Eliuwood.
We have received the following
letter from A. J. (General;
Schroll, whose home is at Farber,
Fitzgerald, Ga., Jan. 22, 11)13.
Mr. John Heal, Mexico, Mo. Dear
Friend, Editor and School-mate :
We are still school-mates, only we
are growing older. Am in the
Sunny South again this winter,
and feeling pretty well. Father i.
well and hearty. Enjoys his
papers in the forenoon and goes
up town and pitches horse shoes
in the afternoon. We have a nice
garden. Some are planting pota
toes and corn. There is some oat.,
that will hide a rabbit. It is a
kind they call the winter oats.
The weather has been very nice,
not very much rain. The ther
mometer was 70 today.
Wishing you uud family health,
j happiness and prosperity, I cm,
A. J. Schroll.
Curtis Stephens, of Martins
burg, has accepted a position as
bookkeeper for the Economy
Stock Powder Co., at Shenan
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MO. KAN 1. Tf.Ll PON E CO.
Bell Telephone Exchange Building
BANQUET, THE FARMERS.
Ferri3 & Cauthorn Serve Dinner
to 100 Guests.
Near 125 farmers enjoyed a
dinner Monday given by Ferris
& Cauthorn, in the second floor of
their hardware building, after
wards witnessing a demonstra
tion of the. meritsof iae new fence
posts manufactured by the
American Steel Wire Co.
C. C. Shopp, representing the
company, made a speech and went
into every detail. He proed
that the posts will last practically
forever and, everything consider
ed, they are cheaper than any
other post manufactured, steel,
concrete, iron, or wood.
SANTA FE ITEMS.
The roads are very bad now.
A good crowd at Sunday school
Rev. O 'Heron of Canton filled
his regular appointment Sunday
at the Christian church.
Robt. Smiley made a business
trip to Hannibal Monday.
Born, Saturday, to Mr. and
Mrs. Bert Stevens, a girl.
Our bank cashier, Mr. Bert
Smith, had the misfortune to fall
while washing the bank windows
last Wednesday. The step ladder
on which he was standing slipped
from under him, breaking his leg
near the hip. He has the sympa
thy of the community.
Miss Ida Ray Reed and sister,
Alice, spent Sunday with Misses
Mamie Reynolds and Nell Bybee.
Jim Smith and family visited
with Mr. Ernest Smiley and
Charley Wilkerson and family
and Byron Wilkerson and wife
were guests of Uncle Jack Hunt
and daughter Sunday.
v ill Davis and wife left this
week for their new home up in
Long Branch neighborhood.
Mr. Wolf Dead.
Wm. Wolf, 52 years old, living
on the J. B. Botkin farm, in
Washington school district, died"
last Saturday of Brights' Dis
ease. The burial was at Hickory
Grove church Monday. De
ceased is survived by the wife and
five children, to whom the com
munity extends sineerest sympa
thy. Mr. W. E. Burchfield and Miss
Lillian Anderson, both of Buell,
Mo., were married here last Sat
urday, Rev. A. A. Wallace officiating.
G. R. Pool's Hogs Mr. iiradeu to
Move to Farm Mr. Ware's
J. G. Ware: I'm getting along
splendidly out on the farm. My
bun, J. 11. Yv are, Altamont, Kan.
has traded his Audrain county
farm of '-00 acres near me lor
120 acre farm neur where he lives
in Kansas, and he got a line big
dill'erence to boot in cash. My
boy and his family like it out in
the Suufiower State.
R. S. Douglass: I have a line
little DO acre farm near Benton
City. 1 went oil to Colorado a
yeai or more since and left it, but
1 am glad to get back to it again,
1 am going to try to farm it right,
t 'm a crauk about saving manure.
Save, save, and watch the small
things, that will win on the farm.
B. D. Brown: I live southeast
of Thompson. 1 have a 235 acre
farm near Whitesides, Mo., which
1 am going down to see this week.
Has the hog cholera bothered me V
No. But I have four line brood
sows I wouldn't want the cholera
G. It. Pool: I have had 17 head
of hogs to die within the last two
weeks. It hits me hard. I doa't
think it is the cholera. They first
refuse to eat, lie around a day or
two, then take with something
like a fit and in a few minutes
are dead. What are the farmer
going to do about this great loss
of their hogst
James Braden: I am planning
to move from Mexico to my goon
farm down near "Laddonia. Mr.
McAfee and I have a public sale
the 6th prox. 1 was down that
way the other day for some feed.
Found the roads very rough ;
worse as you neured Mexico.
They did not spoil a good farm
when they laid off Mexico.
J. A. Reighley: 1 live three
miles southwest of Mexico and
have one of the best little 120 acre
farms out in that section. 1 have
a notion 1o sell all or part of it
and go to Southwest Missouri.
Maybe I ought and maybe I ouhi
B. Morrell: I move to Spencer,
Iowa, this week. I've lived out
12 miles northwest of Mexico for
a number of years. It's a fine
people out that way, brother. I
girt exceedingly to leave tin in
!nt I may come back 1o Audrain
onio tune, I inav come 1 ack.
(i. V. Xcwgcnt : Here. Mr.
Editor, a dollar, send the Message
i) my grandson, uu'liard Adam,
in Minneapolis, Minn. Ho went
there about a year ago. Ts a
street ear eonducler. lie would
like to hear the Audrain county
Henderson Johnson: I am a
onvert to the idea that, most ol
the farms in Audrain county an
too large. Labor is hard to i
and it' your laiin is large you .nc
forced to skimp and neglect, 'l'tml
is an ideal idea to make luree
blades ol grass grow where now
you ale only making one giow.
Don t take lroni your .sod wiiuuia
pulling .something back. i,.i.u
up the soil s.ie ail the m.uiu.i
and then you will not need .so
George Fisher: My son, Mer
vyn Fisher, of Benton City, and
I made a trip recently thru South
Missouri. Wo liked the commu
nity of Ozark, in Christian
county. That's a clean town;
no saloons in the county. Ozark
ships more live stock tlw.u any
oilier like sized town in the Stale
they challenge the w hole list to
heat 'em on this shipment seoie
They feed, ull their grain. I'm
going to remain in old Audrain
for a while yet I've been here
many a year, but 1 suspect that
some time soon I'll land in South
A January thaw. Roads has
been bad for more than a week.
All are pained to know o
Judge Carter's illness, but glad
to know he is doing as well as
could be expected.
The Willing Workers of Rising
Sun cleared over $20 at the
oyster supper at Mr. and Mrs.
Vigal's and report a splendid
Miss Frances Gill, of Mexico,
spent a few days last week with
Mrs. Earl Carter.
Miss Lena Hamilton spent hisi
week with her parents, Mr. and
.Mrs. Scott Hamilton, west of
Misses Virgin and Anna Hied
sop and Miss Marian Johnson of
Mexico were the guests of Misses
Mabel and Ruth Cook Saturday
Misses Ilattie and Carrie Ken
nan of Mexico are the guests ol
their sister, Mrs. Win. Mason and
family of this vicinity.
Mrs. Belle Black, of Mexico,
was the guest of Miss Lonn
Dowell, Friday and Saturday.
The Holiness people of Mexico
meet each Sunday in the hail on
first floor above Ricketts it Em
mons Dry Goods Store. Holiness
Sunday School at 'JMO A. M. De
votional Services at ll:)0 A. M.
and 7 -M0 P. M. Prayer Meeting
7:.'JD Wednesday evening. We c;
tend a cordial imitation to every
body to come and meet w.i.
id these hours.
E. A. Bowman, formerly of
Martinsburg, this county, who
lost a foot while in the discharge
of his duties as a brakcinan for
the Wabash, at Mooerly, was
given a judgment recently
against the ro id for $0,000.
Mr. J. T. 1)
.Mi.ss Virgio '
city, were iuii
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Friday, Justice John II. Wayne
officiating. Our best wishes ex
tended the happy couple.
Born, the 2Cth inst, to Mr. and
Mrs. Lewis McKee, a daughter.
M ill wider. Okljdiiii
M i ,s Esla I li1!: man,
i'ri.e ol' .f::d() for m,
aero of corn in Ol. lain
'in, r of a
: le 1... .1
111 Ml i liill-
.ct il ioii with fitio h
ceived orders for ::il i 1 e
he irrcw al a I ..'..-:
M iss lieaiiiiin ; -o ' m
:ie bushels and leii j
' oek , shllilpy, !!' . i :
I he work herself.
The money v, ill , i,
i ii a man I or a emu ,, ;
gru nil ural ( 'o! IT -(
(hie of the Li .r.. ,
cr cmsuina led in t '
i he Sl;de w ::s ll,a.
'I s ., w In n .!
old the Thorn::- !'.
farm 2 1-2 m
.1 of Aiix-
as.se to licit tiros, ol Kor hesler.
III., for $!..S20. Mr. Harrison lakes
n the Abe Mel'ike farm of Ho
acres near New Lon
eon nly, at $75 per iien
to pay the difference.
rison, since the d
ll. lias t'efll ;ei
sl('i) an ai-i c for "im
If nl Is county farm.
's. Myers, of I his city,
sonted Mr. Harrison in tin
big deal and E. U. Tafl alo
this city, represented Hell P.n
We report fine v.vatlier
week. Roads are very i i;i M
peeiallv the late grai 1 1 nj'
roads should be graded 1 y id,. ;..
of July, to have good roads. Tue
prospect for fruit is good The
growing wheat is looking fine.
Mr. J. Roe and wife of Scott
City, Kansas, who have been vis
iting their daughter, Mrs, das. S.
Porter, of North Callaway, for the
past two mom lis, went lasi Satur
day 1. 1 Hay i dijI, near Chicago,
111., where they will visit Mr.
Roe 's daughter.
-Miss liulh Poller, who is teach
ing an cijjil mouths' term of
school in the Wade ilidlirt. hi
Looiie counly, was viiilin; her
parents here from Saturday to
Ed. lirill sold to ( bailey 1 1 -. . : -man.
of .sorih ( ';.!in way, a good
1'oad horse last, week for id.,ii.
E. E. Kciiiiou bought of . .).
Woods a good road horse..
T. U. Henderson of souiii Au
drain, bought of J. W. Bailey, the
Concord merchant, an extra good
pair of mules for $ti'(.
Charley Hoffman sold to Char
ley Dean an extra good saddle
Patterson & Tineher shipp.-d a
load of porkers from Aux ;;.-:.
last Monday to the East St. Louis
C. VJ Porter, of the Sunny
iope Fruit Farm, is feeding a
nice bunch of porkers for the
early spring market.
Mr. Swantcn Dec;1,.
'U t;u'n:ll, lin'ee liiiies viiuii o. liils
ciiy, died la.st Saturday ii;!it of a
eoiujiliciiun of tiise.i-.es. The
body w -;.s .-.hipped Monday to Illi
nois fo- L.terment.
J. D. Botkin, a relathe of J. Ii.
Hotkin of this city, was lately ap
pointed wani--i) i.' i :v:
Stuti,- Pen '(et 1 1.,;.- J,v Gov.
it ii i(f
43rd Year In Saj'nois.
W. W. FRY, Pf'jeiJnnt.
UBAM LOCKE, Cashier.