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MEXICO, MISSOURI, FEB, 27, 1913
Deaths H. C.
John M. Sanford, who formerly
lived south of Mexico and who
later wai a brick layer here, died
the 18th inst. at the Ex-Confederate
Home at Higginsville.
R. II. Nichols, out beyond Mo
lino, called on the Message Mon
day. Mr. Nichols thinks that if
the electric railway should happen
to be torn up by a foreclosure sale
it wouhl be a calamity to all his
country round about; it
would be a hurt that could
not be recovered from Ju
years. Mr. Nichols is feeding 29
shoats and 7 brood sows. Cholera
has never troubled him and he
hopes it may never do so.
Jake Buckner, south of Mexico,
with an automatic shot gurt, kill
ed 23 wild ducks one day last
week which alighted on a pond
near his house.
T. II. Slaveus, visiting in Mex
ico, says the Message has gotten
him into a mess of trouble by say
ing he has a Sunday school class
of 13 men and they are the smart
est fellows in town. The boys are
all smart all right, but it happens
that half the cUbs are ladies and
there's where we missed it; the
ladies are just as smart as the
men. Mr. Slavens says he can't
go home till we make this correc
tion, lie lives down at Laddonia,
Miss Mary Runkle, 89 years old,
formerly of Mexico, a sister of the
late Bass Runkle here, died last
Saturday at the Christian Home
for Aged Women at Jacksonville,
Z. T. Bondurant of Yandalia
passed over the Alton Sunday en
route home from Frederick, Okla.,
where he had been visiting his
father and mother, Mr. and Mrs.
Oj T. Bondurant. His mother has
been afflicted with lagrip for the
past four weeks and is in very
feeble health, not seeming to im
prove very much. However, we
hope for her speedy recovery.
Zach reports a heavy rain over
most of that State last week,
making agricultural prospects
very bright to the farmers out
there at present. Oats in the
Southern part are all sown and
coming up and together with the
wheat crop looks well. 7
H. C. Black, who is operating
the Diamond Dairy and Poultry
Farm, just west of Mexico, called
at Message headquarters Monday.
Mr. Black has a wonderful equip
ment out there, ne operates six
incubators and has a brick brood
er house for 3,000 chicks. He can
give you a fresh chicken fry any
day you want it. His dairy barn
cost $1,800 and has a brick wall
Dasement. All the floors are
granitoid and the floors are
thoroly washed every morning
everything kept sanitary. Mr.
Black is milking 20 Jersey cows
at present and finds a ready mark
ei zor ail ms products, lie is a
pushing fellow and we wish him
The musical given at tn. Meth
odist church Sunday night, pre
sented by Miss Maud Orita Wal
lace and by a male quartet, com
posed of Messrs. Paul St. Vrain.
Ray Miller, Charles Harmon and
Lewis Rice, was a great success.
A large crowd was present and all
greatly enjoyed the program.
Mrs. Willard Atkinson and
small child, of East St Louis, ar
rived a few days ago on a visit to
Mrs. James Atkinson here.
Former Candidate For County
Judge Has a Lively Horse.
Sam J. Bowne, Jr., had another
smashup Wednesday morning
with his spirited harness horse
that came near proving disastrous
to him, says the Centralia Guard.
Mr. Bowne, who is a deputy
constable, was driving past Mrs.
II. N. Ess' place on his road to
serve some legal papers, when
he met W. T. Hodge in his auto
mobile. The horse became unruly
and leaped over the picket fence
into Mrs. Ess' yard, tearing down
two panels of the fence with the
buggy. He then bolted toward
the house and was headed on a
straight line for one of the large
windows, when some one shouted
to him, making him turn, the bug
gy dashing against the house and
shattering the windows, scattering
bits of broken glass all over the
room. One of the inmates of the
room was sitting in the window
when the horse came into the yard
but ran away from the glass in
time to avoid injury. .The horse
kicked, the buggy loose,and ran
across the yard and jumped over
the yard fence breaking a large
cedar post but coming off without
The buggy was so badly dempl-
ished that it will not pay to try to
repair it. Mr. Bowne left the bug
gy when the horse started through
the front yard fence and was not
A two inch snow fell Sunday,
and first of last week was so
warm some were thinking of sow
Mrs. Oscar Lewis is the first to
have little chickens in this vici
nity.. She has some three weeks
old. Several have incubators set
in this neighborhood.
Misses Edna and Anna Mc-
Murtry, who are attending school
at Hardin College, attended the
D. A, R. reception at the Ringo
Hotel Friday evening.
We are glad to hear Judge Car
ter's condition is much improved.
Euell Fasley and wife will
move this week to a farm in Calla
The Willing Workers of Rising
Sun church will serve dinner at
Judge Carter's sale Friday, Feb
J. Lewis of Mexico and Oscar
Lewis purchased some corn of
Euell Pasley at 45 cents per
Mrs. Mansfield has rented the
Schutte farm and is moving.
We were sorry to hear of
August Schutte looating in Cana
da. We wish him good luck.
Mrs. Chaney Dead.
Mrs. Ellen Chaney, 64 years
old, died last Sunday morning of
pneumonia at the home of her
daughter in this city, Mrs. John
Clich. The body was taken to
Holt Summit, Mo., for burial.
Another daughter of Mrs. Chaney,
Mrs. Wm. Willinghani, resides
Miss Lucile Sommers, of Mc
Credie, Callaway county, a sister
of Mrs. Omar Fant of Mexico,
was married one day last week to
Mr. Paul Taylor, of near Mc
J. S. Wilson, of Grinnell, Iowa,
who owns a fine farm down near
Rush Hill, paid the Message
business call Monday. lie says
Charlie Maxwell will have charge
of his farm this year.
Mrs. M. S. Carter, of Centralia,
attended the funeral of J. W.
Lee in Mexico last Thursday.
Mrs. T. M. Shock; southwest of
Mexico, has been quite ill.
Mrs. Catherine Lyle.
Died at her home three miles
east of Excello, Mo.f Tuesday,
February 11, between 2 and 3
o'clock p. m. Aged 68 years, 3
months and 8 days. Mrs. Cath
erine Lyle was the widow of R. P.
Lyle who died May 20, 1902.
Their marriage occurred Nov. 20,
1863. To this union eight chil
dren were born, four sons and
four daughters, two of whom died
in childhood. Those living are
Mrs. Sink Bishop, Mrs. Charlie
Cole, John and Jude Lyle, all of
Mexico, Mo., Mrs. Eddie Waller
of Weir City, Kan., and Thomas
W. Lyle of Ouion, Ark. She
eaves two sisters and six broth
ers, Mrs. Sallie Lyle, of Fayette,
Mo., Mrs. Margaret Lyle of Boone
county, and William, Thomas,
George, Daniel and Leet, of Ma
con county, Mo.; also Richard
Waller of Weir City, Kan. She
also leaves 17 grandchildren and
two great grandchildren and
many other relatives and friends
to mourn her death. Sister Lyle
professed " religion in early life
and was baptized in the fellow
ship of Friendship Baptist church
of Macon, Mo., by Rev. T. M.
Caldwell. Funeral services were
conducted by Rev. W .R. Skinner,
at Friendship church, Thursday,
at 2 :30 p. m.
Clare Harding Making Good.
Dr. T. II. Winans shows the
Message a copy of a Cairo, III.,
paper which gives account of a
great revival meeting that is be
ing held at Makanda, 111. Rev.
O. L. Martin, known all over the
United States, is doing the
preaching and Clare Harding, of
Mexico, Mo., is conducting the
chorus. The Illinois paper in
speaking of Mr. Harding says:
Clare Harding is pre-eminently
a soloist and as such he should be
classed, although he is very ef
fective as a director also. He
believes in the old songs and drills
his chorus on them more than on
the newer ones. Nobody shirks
in Clare Harding's chorus. They
work and they work hard. They
come into the chorus from all the
churches, and they all watch
Clare Harding at every note they
At Makanda the chorus is lim
ited only by the seating capacity
of the stage, which is made ol
rough planks laid on bales of hay.
The meeting at Makanda is a
proof that all big things do not
require a big city for a setting.
Big men will do big things wher
ever you find them.
Thomas Gregory, a brother-in-
law of Mrs. J. M. Burhop of Mex
ico, died at his home in Fulton
Genuine Worthy Furniture
is worthy not only on the exterior but in the interior. Furniture
that simply pretends to be good cannot find a place in our stock
unless by accident and then we remedy the mistake at once. We
to show our host of trusting customers the best there is to be had
from all sources of supply.
The Better we do the More Ambitious we are to do Better
Modern Undertaking Department
. Present Day Methods in Mortuary Work
Latest Equipment. Satisfaction Guaranteed. Superior Service
RUSH HILL ITEMS.
Miss Sullivan, Fine Teacher
Ralph Cornett's Birthday.
More snow, more winter
weather. We thought we heard a
meadow lark one dny last week,
but probably we were mistaken.
Guess it must have been a snow
P. B. Yates, the 2nd trick op
erator here, has gone to Drake,
Illinois, as agent. I F. Peery is
working 2nd and A. U. Cash of
Curryville is 3rd trick operator
Mrs. P. B. Yates is visiting rel
atives in Ashley and Bowling
J. R. Hodges and fainiry will
move onto a farm near Farber
this spring. We regret very much
to Bee this good family leave
our town, but wish them all suc
cess in their new homo.
Mrs. L. W. Roberts returned to
her home in Mexico Sunday after
visiting friends and relatives here
for several days.
Miss Nettie Knoebel, of Mexico,
spent Sunday afternoon with
Master Ralph Corueti cele
brated his 7th birthday ii.st Sat
urday by entertaining his little
classmates with a party. The
little guests were Masters Glenn
Maxwell, Elmer Baehr, Estelle
Fox, Walter Barney, Cedric
Carnes, Hardin Meyers and How
ard Maxwell. Miss Maude Cor-
uett and her mother served de
licious refreshments. The little
fellows all report a fine time.
We were much interested in the
item in last week's Message about
the debate between. Prairie Lea
and Hedge Dale schools, as Miss
Sullivan taught in our school
here for four years, and was loVed
by the patrons as well as pupils.
It seemed we could not give her
up to another school, but as she
was needed in her home we were
compelled to let her go. Our loss
was Prairie Lea 's gain. But some
time in the near future we are go
ing to try very hard to get her
again. She is one of the very best
teachers in the State.
Bro. Leonard preached two fine
sermons at the Christian church
The new Catholic church is now
A medicine show was in town
all last week.
The piano contest now being
run by W. S. Doolin is causing a
great deal of excitement among
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cawthorn.
of Thompson, are in Texns on a
O. W. Day Drops Dead in Depot
George W. Day, about 72 yearn
of age, last Saturday, just after
dinner, walked to the railroad
station from his home in Laddonia
and just as he entered the build
ing he fell, dying a few minutes
later. The death was a great
shock to the community.
Mr. Day was a native of Fut
nam county, Ind. He was a Union
soldier and was one among the
first to join an army of 10,000
from the Hoosier State in answer
to Abe Lincoln's call for 300,000
men to put down the Rebellion.
Mr. Day came to Audrain coun
ty in the early seventies and set
tled on 320 acres of unimproved
land six miles north and one mile
west of Laddonia. He lived there
until a few years ago, when his
house burned, after which he
moved to Laddonia. George Day
was an honest man; generous,
courteous, he always met a friend
with the warmest greetings. We
regret to record his passing away.
The wife survives him, besides
two sous, Noah and Cheever Day.
To these bereft ones we extend
Mrs. Jones Dead.
Mrs. Sallie Jones, 65 years old,
died at her home in this city last
Saturday morning after a two
weeks' illness of typhoid pneu
monia. Mrs. Jones was a native
of Carlisle, Ky., and was the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John
nail. She moved to Missouri in
her early womanhood and wa
married here to Mr. Eugene E.
Jones, who survives her. The
family had lived in this city for
many years. About 12 years since
Mr. Jones was Mayor of our city.
The following children also sur
vive her: Mrs. Matt Dunn, of Mc
Credie; Miss Judith Jones and
Hall and Sam Jones, all of thit
city. Mrs. Jones waB a splendid
Christian character, a member oi
the Methodist church. The funeral
was conducted at the home Sun
day afternoon by her pastor, Rev
W. F. Dnkle, assisted by Rev. W.
A. Shullenberger, of the Christian
church, and Rev. A. A. Wallace,
of the Presbyterian church. Burial
The pall bearers were Judge J.
A. Guthrie, J. G. Lakenan, S. P.
Emmons, Sam Locke, W. W. Har
per and Willard Potts.
Miss Lena Bryarly returned
home Saturday from a week's vis
it with Miss Beatrice Johnson of
Moberly. Miss Johnson enter
tained in honor of her guest.
Interesting Stock Items Re
fused $130 for Jersey Cow
Personals. Another eventful snow camp
fleeting along Sunday.
Saturday was a wintry day,
coming as it did so close on the
heels of summer weather.
At Lewis Rudasill's sale things
brought good prices. Included in
the sale was a span of eight year
old mare mules at $515.0(1.
A Jersey cow at Jake Shoush's
sale was knocked off for $127.50,
but the owner didn't let her sell,
refused afterwards $130.(X). Pret
ty high for a little cow, isn't itt
Mrs. Do Jarnatt left Sunday for
Columbia to visit her sister, Mrs.
Joseph Pickett and family.
J. L. Carpenter has a load of
fine bovines fat and ready for
Regular services at Bethlehem
Saturday and Sunday. The ladies
take lunch Sunday ana have
another service soon after dinner.
The writer is sorry to seo so
many disastrous fires in Mexico
John Stowers will occupy one
of Ceph Mac key 8 farms the on
Hugh Eisele moved to the Jesse
Wagner 160 acre farm last Wed
nesday which he will cultivate
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Walter
Fenlow, a baby girl.
The writer extends heartiest
congratulations to James Wisdom
and bride of a few days. May
their future life be as pleasant and
joyous as a bright May day morn
Mr. and Mrs. Enoch King, Mr
and Mrs. Geo. Neale and P. T,
Bruce enjoyed Sunday with Alex.
Bruce and family.
Alvin Coleman moved to near
Strother one day last week.
T. J. Oatewood died February
13th, of a stroke of paralysis and
general breakdown. Funeral ser
vices the following Saturday at
Midway, by Rev. Egan Herndon,
where the interment took place.
A large crowd out which speaks
well for the esteem in which de
ceased was held in the community.
He was 79 years old and leaves his
second wife, Mrs. Jennie Uate
wood, three daughters, Misses
Alice, Ollie and Minnie Gate wood
of Kansas City, Beauregard, of
El Paso, Texas, Will O. of Si.
Louis, Elmer at home and a broth
er in Texas, to mourn his demise.
He was a Universalist and
Christian Scientist in belief.
John Lierly and Miss Nora Ber
rey were married in Mexico's
Blue Room by Judge Botts on the
17th inst. They went to house
keeping on her farm north of
here. Ex-County Assessor Taylor
uerrey witnessed the ceremony
j Dudley-Crum Nuptials.
j Mr. Robert Crum, the son of Mr.
I Peter Crum, southeast of this city,
and Miss Florence G. Dudley,
, daughter of Mr. J. T. Dudley, of
Wiihington district, south of
here, were united in marriage at
the home of the officiating minis
ter, Rev. C. A. Mitchell, in Mexico,
at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday after
noon of last week. We wish Mf.
and Mrs. Crum long life and hap
piness. Miss Corinne Crockett, a sister
of Mrs. Ralph Dean and Mrs.
George Dean, southwest of this
city, has a part in the great Mis
sion Play this year which is given
annually near Los Angeles, Cali.
The papers speak in the highest
praise of Miss Crockett's clever
ness in performing her part.
Marriage license was issued
here Sunday to Mr. Mack Evans
and Mrs. Mary Lula Evans, both
of Monroe county. ,
High School Beats Vandalfa and
Perry in Debates.
Laddonia, Mo., Feb. !!. In a
lebate last night between the
Vandalia and Laddonia hifth
schools at Vandalia, Laddonia
won. The victors were on the
negative side of the question:
Resolved, That foreign immigra
tion to the United States should
be further restricted by the impo
sition of the edueationiil test."
Dr. R. L. Alford and Hon. E. ('.
Waters of Vandalia. ami W. JI.
Logan, were the judges. The
Vandalia school was represented
by Johnson, Hlnnd and Devault.
and Laddonia by Ciun.l. ll, Alex
ander and Miss Jon Smith.
Laddonia, Mo., Feb. 23. The
debate between the Laddonia and
Perry High schools Saturday
night was another victory for the
Just a week ago they defeated
the Vandalia High and were feel
ing mighty good. The question
was: "Resolved, That Immigra
tion Should Be Further Restricted
by a Literary Test."
The judges were , Prof. J. W.
Million, president of Hardin Col
lege, Mexico; Prof. K. S. Comer,
superintendent of New London
High School, and Prof. E. B.
Street, ' principal of McMillan
The contestants were: Perry-
Gill Rouse, B. Shepherd and Owen
Jackson. Laddonia Miss Joe
Smith, Wallace Crandall ami
Everett Alexander. The decision
of the judges was unanimous.
The ground is covered with a
light fall of snow.
Mrs. Lizzie B. Ellis is ill.
The small child of Mr. and Mrs.
Dudley, on the W. W. Johnson
farm, is quite siek.
Felix Martin went down to
Rush Hill Wednesday to visit his
small grandson who was quite ill
at that time.
Mesdames J. E. Mundy, Jake
Gardner and Aimer Mundy spent
Thursday with Mrs. Homer Rob
Miss Pollie Powell of Mexico
closed a six months' term of school
at Berea Friday.
P. R. Cawthorn and family
spent Thursday with John Caw
thorn and family of Molino.
Mrs. R. M. Roberts of east of
Mexico visited Mrs. Duncan, Mrs.
Arnold and other friends here re
cently. We are glad to learn that Curtis
Sharp, who underwent an opera
tion for appendicitis in a hospital
at Moberly recently, is getting
Miss Willie Mundy, who is at
tending Hardin College, was the
recent guest of home folks here.
Miss Lelia Lipp returned Mon
day from a. week's visit with her
aunt, Mrs. J. E. Clark of near
Bishop John J. Hocan. who die.t
in Kansas City last Friday at the
ago or HJ, was loeated in this city
57 years ago. ne was the first
Roman Catholic priest ever to
hold services here.
Dr. W. L. Reed has been on the
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