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MEXICO, MISSOURI, MARCH O 1913
BURN TO DEATH
When Barn Goes up in Smoke Last
fieorgc Hill lost six head of
horses, a large quantity of fwd
and his harness early hist Sunday
morning when the bai n on Cole
street, near the Baptist church,
caught fire and burned to the
ground. The horses were locked
in and there was no chance for
their escape as the fire -was not
discovered before, it had com
pletely enveloped the building.
There was but little more for the
fire department to do than to fight
to save adjacent property. Mr.
Hill puts his loss at about $2,000;
insuraucV, $1,000. The barn be
longed to Kid. .1. A. Hcadington.
It was valued at $1,000, insured
fur$'00. How the fire origina
ted is not known.
Mr. Hill was in the baggage and
FARM HOUSE BURNED.
The eight-room dwelling on the
fariu formerly known as the Rog
ers place, one mile southwest of
Rush Hill, burned to the ground
Wednesday night of last week. L.
M. Smith lived in the house and
lost his household goods. Charles
Maxwell had the place rented for
the coming year and was arrang
ing to move thereto March 1st. It
was a new house, built last sum
mer and stood near or oil the site
of a house that burned just pre
viously, L. M. Smith living there
then, but the family was not at
home at the time. The new house
was a fine structure and there was
some insurance. How the fire
caught is not known. The farm
belongs to J. S. Wilson, of Mason
City, Iowa. We sympathize with
Mr. Wilson in his two serious loss
es. Belia Jesse Dead.
Clara Belia Jesse, 11 years old
the daughter of Mr and Mrs. Par
ker Jesse, southeast of Ronton
City, died the 26th inst. of paraly
sis. Eld. J. 1). Greer, of Mexico,
conducted funeral service at
Unity church southeast of Mex
ico, Thursday. Besides the father
and mother the little one is sur
vived by three sisters and two
brothers, to whom the entire com
munity extends deepest sympa-
The Grand Jury.
The following are serving on
the grand jury for the present
term of Circuit Court : R. H. Lee,
Linn township, foreman; James
Brockman, Saling townshiip ;
James O'Brien, Jr., and J. W.
Holloway, Wilson township; Ada
way Davis, Loutre township;
Herman Caldwell and C. C.
Moore, Cuivre township; S. L
Fuqua, Prairie township; R. II.
Nichols, Otto Howard, C. M. Dun
lap and John Gamble, Salt River
Mr. and Mrs. Sam P. Martin,
south of Mexico, toward Aux -
vasse, are having quite a serious
time of it. Mr. Martin has been
nursing a broken collar bone sev
eral weeks, and now that he has1
about recovered from that he is
afflicted with old-fashioned sun
pains, an ailment closely related
to neuralgia. Mrs. Martin has had
something like blood poison in
one of her hands for about two
months and her improvement
seems to be very slow.
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Carroll have
moved to Mexico from Paris.
BENTON CITY ITEMS.
Two Families Move From County
Chas. Hildebrandt Oper
l'.onton City, Mo., March 4.
Shelt Douglass and family, who
returned from Colorado recently,
moved to their farm south of town
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Wayham of
Beatrice, Neb., are guests of Abe
Pearson and family.
Miss Irene Painter, formerly of
Wellsville, late of La llunta.
Colo., visited relatives here this
week. Miss Painter will leave the
15th for Los Angeles, Cal., to
make her future home.
Grant Johnson moved his fam
ily to Syracuse, lnd., last week to
reside, and Sunday night Robert
Johnson and family left for Iowa,
where they "will make their home.
Both these good families will be
greatly missed in this community.
Chas. Hildebrandt, who was op
erated on in Kansas City last Fri
day, is reported by his pliysisians
as doing nicely. We hope for Mr.
Hildebrandt 's speedy recovery.
Master Paul Woodson of East
St. Louis is visiting his grand
mother and other relatives here.
Mrs. Brent Erisman entertain
ed a number of her friends with a
comfort tacking last Thursday. A
(sumptuous luncheon was served
at the noon hour.
We understand there will be
services at the Baptist church
next Sunday, also at the Christian
Mrs. Frank Hudson and boys
are moving to their farm they re.
ceutly purchased,, four miles
southeast of town.
Jno. Steele, our switch-board
operator, was at Martinsburg
Tuesday working on telephone
Little Child Dead.
Harold Alford, the infant "son
of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Beckman of
near Rush Hill, died Saturday,
February 22, 1913. Little Harold
came to bless tWe home only a
week before, but suffered so much
the few days he was with us that
we should not mourn when we.
know he is peacefully at rest in
the arms of Jesus.
Funeral services were held at
the home Sunday, at ten a. in., by
Rev. E. Kroencke, burial in Lad
donia cemetery, by the side of his
little brother, who' passed awav
three years ago.
The parents have the sinceresi
sympathy of the entire communi
ty in their bereavement.
S. P. Loren who has been
the sick list is better.
Barton Hubbard was a Mexico
visitor one day last week.
Lawrence McCarty sold eight
hogs to Louis Anthony of Cen
tralia to be delivered this week at
$8.50 per cwt.
Ezra Petty who lived near Stur
geon is moving into this neighbor
hood. , . v
Lee Miller and family went to
Columbia to attend the fuueral ol
his brother, John, who died Sat
Miss Clarissa Roberts of Davis
Kounty is visiting triends ana rei-
i" lives in this neighborhood
W. P. Denham and wife visited
his mother, Mrs. Roberts who
"lakes her home with Mr. lum
Mrs. Polly Squires is visiting
her daughter, Mrs. Robert Shock
Mr. and Mrs. I. P. Dyer and
their son, Gaither, moved from
this county last week to Lebanon,
Mo. Splendid folks they are and
we commend them to the people
of that section of the State. We
regret exceedingly to lose them
from Audrain county.
HIGH SCHOOL DEBATERS.
The Winners Against Yandalia and
The Message last week publish-
ed the result of the debates re-
MISS JOE SMITH.
cently by the high school team at
Laddonia.aginst the high school
team at Vandal ia and then against
the high school team at Perry,
Laddonia coming on victor in
both contests. The subject was,
Resolved, That foreign immigra
tion to the United States should be
further restricted by the imposi
tion of an educational test." Lad-
donia upheld the negative.
Thru the kindness of the Lad
ionia Herald we use the cuts of
the Laddonia debaters herewitlu
The first speaker was Wallace
Crandell. lie is a country boy
md rides seven miles each day U
get to his school, lie lives neiki
The second speaker was Mis-
Joe Smith. She resides in Lad
donia and is the daughter of Mrs.
J. P. Smith of that city.
Everette Alexander, the third
speaker, is the son. of Mr. Ben.
Alexander of Laddonia.
Scan the pictures elosely.
can see that each has
ity and ability.
The St. Louis Republic quote
an item from the Mexico Messagu
and heads it "Socking It to Bert
Ingram." Do you recall the
nterestlng1 Live Stock Items P.
Rogers, Sign Painter.
B. F. Shulse and family moved
to Henry county last week, hav
ing traded their farm known as
the Atkinson place for a farm
Mr. Shannon is moving to a
farm in Monroe county, Home ten
miles north from here.
A. M. Kombrluk, of north of
town, has rented the Atkinson
farm and is installed thereon.
Monroe Wilkerson of Saline
county visited relatives and old
time friends in this community
several days last week. Mr. Wil
kerson states that he moved from
this neighborhood 3!) years ago.
The Hagan sale was well at
Gaither Berry bought 70 head
of cattle on the St. Louis market
last week at something better
than six dollars.
E. M. Crooks is starting a load
of K. C. steers he recently received
O. F. Hafner sold W. 1). Talley
20 head of good ewes at $7.50 per
W. C. Azdell and A. F. Seherer
each went to Kansas City recently
to buy cattle and camo home
i.iucKcnpox is said to nave
broken out in one-or two families
in this neighborhood.
E. M. Crooks bought 30 head ot
stock hogs of Otto Ackerman at
$6.00 per head.
R. Rosenthal was in this com
munity sawing wood for several
parties last week. Dick maker
Jas. Geeting is installing a saw
mill on Gaither Berry's farm to
do a big job of sawing this spring.
P. Rogers, our knitting black
smith and extensive fur dealer, is
getting quite proficient in sign
painting. His advertisement of
Jake La Rue's fish pond is elab
Mr. Miller Dead.
John S. Miller, a former resi
dent of this county, died last Sat
urday afternoon in Parker Hos
pital in Columbia following an op
eration for peritonitis. He had
been ill less than two days. The
wife, who before her marriage
was Alias Ilattie Ruse, of this
county, survives him besides the
following children: Ilattie. Clar
ence, Estelle, Pauline, Nadine ami
Cecil. Deceased's mother, Mm.
Amanda Miller, also survive
him and two sisters and a broth
er as follows: Mrs. J. E. Wal
lace, of Spokane, Wash, formerly
of Gant, this county; Lee Miller,
of Gantand Mrs. S. P. Cunning
ham, of Mexico. Mrs. Cunning
ham and Lee Miller atttended the
funeral in Columbia Sunday.
The case of Zella Dudley
against the Wabash Railroad Co.
was affirmed last week in the Su-
preme Court. The plaintiff, who
is now Mrs. Edward Williams,
was injured in an accident at
Martinsburg during the summer
of 1909. She got judgment for
$5,000 in the lower court, which
is now sustained by the higher
court. E. S. Gantt of Mexco was
one of the attorneys for thQ plain
tiff. John Duke, formerly of this
city, 82 years old, died Feb. 11,
1913, at his late home in Armour
dale, Kan. He leaves the follow
ing children: Mrs. E. E. Wor
sham, of Laddonia, Mo and Mrs.
Martha Rogers, Mrs. Vance, Miss
Maggie, James, Willie, Freddie,
John aud Sam Duke, all of Ar
mourdale. Deceased was a good
man, and the relatives and friends
will miss him. He served as a sol
dier in the late Civil War,
The following have subucrlbed
or renewed for the Message late-
T. J. Bybee.
J. C. Emmons.
Mrs. M. J. Mcllheny.
Geo. W. Wood.
Mrs. Annie Miller.
R. A. McAfee.
J. A. Y. Boyd.
W. II. Miller.
T. II. Slavens.
J. S. Holleushead.
Mrs. Win. Steffens.
T. T. Basnett.
W. M. Mongler.
M. J. Jones.
R. II. Lee.
W. S. Moore.
J. S. Renie.
W. IL Kysar.
Mrs. R. S. Montgomery.
Mrs. Bettie Torrcyson.
B. II. Nichols.
C. B. Wilkerson.
J. S. Wilson.
Mrs. Andrew Pfeifer.
H. C. Black.
F. T. Harris.
Mrs. Mary A. Hodges.
W. R. Winscott.
W. Lewis Riee.
S. D. Wilson.
Rev. W. C. Rice.
H. W. Azdell.
Mrs. A. W. Worsham.
''Mrs. August Ahlfeldt..
Mm. J. T. Johnson.
A. W. WTorsham.
R. B. Kerr.
M. S. Gill.
Mrs. N. S. Johnston.
Miss Maggie B. Kerr.
Dr. A. C. WThite.
W. E. Byars.
Mrs. Nellie Bull.
Miss Abbie Sullivan.
Frank P. Baldwin.
Mr. Richards Dead.
W. A. Richards, 94 years and 7
months old, died at the home of
his daughter, Mrs. Wm. Llewel
lyn, in this city, last .Saturday
morning. Deceased has two sis
ters in Pennsylvania one aged 92
and the other 96.
The funeral was held Monday
afternoon from St. Paul's Episco
pal church by the Rev. J. II. Har
vey; The following were the pall
bearers: T. F. Roden, Dr. P. E.
Coil, Hal Daniel, Geo. Morris,
John X. Brown, Chas. Clark,
Chas. Heizer and Joseph Smith.
James Lynch, of near Laddonia,
was in to see the Message last Fri
day. Mr. Lynch and wife return
ed recently from a sojourn at Hot,
Springs, visiting August Ahlfeldt
L,nd family at Stuttgart, Ark., be
fore returning home. The Lynch
and Ahlfeldt families are connect
ed by marriage. Mrs. Ahlfeldt
was Miss Flora Nealey before her
marriage, formerly of this county.
The Wakefields and Sfbwers,
northwest of Mexico, are also re
lated, we believe, to Mrs. Ahl
feldt. August Ahlfeldt was in the
hardware business at one time at
Laddonia. Mr. Lynch says he is
doing fine at Stuttgart raising
rice, hay, oats, corn, etc. Riee
yields from 60 to 100 bushels to
the acre and is now selling at
$1.30 per bushel. John Under
wood, formerly of this county, is
also located at Stuttgart ; is in the
Judge J. D. Sutton, of Farber,
attended Judge Alex Carter's
big pubile sale north of Mexico
Live Stock Items Work Mules
and Horses Personal Men
tion. Zero weather with snow thi-1
week. rine on fruit, it retards
early budding. Fine for the
Mr. Colhefirt of Kuoxville.
Iowa, who lately purchased the
Logan Conner far mof 156 acre;-
at $50 per acre, is moving hie
household goods and farramc
tools in this week.
Logon Conner is building a new
residence on the east 110 acres oft
of the old Conner farm, one mil
east of Concord.
A. Y. Porter, of the Sunny
Slope District Farm, was a busi
ness visitor at Fulton last Mon
Mrs. russ Thomas of Mexico i
viisting North Callaway friend:
and relatives this week ami is tin
guest of her sister, Mrs. Jcunit
George Huff and sou are feed
ing a nice bunch of 19 head of
porkers for the early spring
John treed foouirht the ti acre
farm, north of Auxvasse. known
as the Wm. Beckley farm.
E. E. Kennon bought of Rollu
Creed of Mexico 11 head of stock
hogs at 8 cents per pound.
Charley Kygan and family ol
Wainright, Southeast of Jeffer
son City, who bought 80 acres of
the old John Herndon farm, west
or Concord, at fob per acre,
moved to his new home last week
Miss Ruth Porter closed a 'i
months term of school in the
Wade district last week.
J. C. Berry bought a line span
of percheon mures at the Logon
Conner sale at $430 for the span.
Gilmore Bros, are feeding a
good bunch of ready to work
mules and horses for the spring
About as cold as it has been
W. L. Smithey made a business
trip to Paris last Friday.
Roy Reid has had a very siek
Mr. Hudson and family visited
Roy Reid's and Olsey Mason's
Roy Key and family, Geo. Crig
ler and family and Lewis Yates
pent Sunday with Frank Elliott
Everything at Horace Wilker
ioii 's sale sold as high as could be
expected. Several things sold for
is much as if new.
Miss Carrie Duesenschon spent
Saturday with Mrs. Mary Reid.
Miss Louise Drake and her
brother, Lorain, are visiting their
uncle, Willie Reid and family.
John Hughes and family have
moved to the old Whittaker place
for this year.
Misses Bertha and Ruby Skeen
ntertained a few of their friends
!ast Friday night.
Delany Bros, are delivering
corn to W. C. Reid and son.
Bill Ball will have a sale Thurs
day, mostly of live stock.
Some of the young folks around
here attended a play given at
Oak Ridge church Friday night
and some a dance at Bob Wills'.
Miss Ruth Nevins spent Sunday
with her aunt Vona.
Mr. Charles Houchins and Mrs.
Lula Smith were married iu Mex
ico at 7 o'clock Wednesday even
ing of last week, Rev. C. A. Mitch
ell tying the knot. The bride is a
sister of Circuit Clerk J, II. Em
mons, of Callaway county, and the
groom is a well known citizen of
"The Kingdom" also.
T. F. Roden has sold his
grocery store to W. T. Dawson,
Permanent Highway Planned
II. P. Daly, u good roads ex
pert, published the following in
a Kansas City paper hi.-t week:
Recently a lew leading spirits
in good roads in Mexico, Mo., un
dertook to organize a roadover-
seer.V association, whose duty it is
to oversee in a general way the
roads of Audrain county. Of this
association Ns. Myers is president
and John B. (indium, secretary.
The, association will meet early
in iHarcn to discuss plans for
work to bo done this summer.
The work of the association will
not bo confined to the boundary
lines of Audrain, for the associa
tion will give established automo
bile rftads special attention, par
ticularly that part of the North
State Highway from St. Imi.s to
New Florence and Mexico, coope
rating with Wellsville and Mont
gomery City, marking it and
booking in the auto road books.
This association is working also
in cooperation withjFiank W.Buf
fum, ono of Missouri's most earn
est and enthusiastic promoters of
good roads. Mr. BuH'uin lives in
Louisiana, Mo., and so enthusias
tic is he in road building that it
was mainly thru his efforts that a
macadam road was pushed thru
Pike county, 111., thus using bis
energies ou both nides of the Mis
sissippi. However, Mr. Buffum's best
work is reserved for Missouri. Ho
has pushed the building of a ma
cadam road from Irfuiisiana, his
home town, to Curryville, and a
contract is now let to the Pike
county peopln to push the road to
the Pike county line and following
the C. & A. milroad to Ijiddonia.
Ralls county is now figuring on
building a macadam road from
Perry to laddonia. This road
will be built south by Audrain
county until it connects, ten miles
east of Mexico, with the establish
ed North State Highway. At this
point three roads will converge,
the St. Louis route, the liouisiana
route and the Hannibal and Perry
The macadam road from St.
Louis to Wellsville((irst section of
the NorthJStato Highway) will be
completed this season. This will
bring a macadam road to w ithin
20 miles of Mexico.
Mr. Myers is positive in his as
surances that with the progress
thus far in road building along the
first reaches of the North State
Highway its progress as a macad
am roud will be made thru Au
drain to Mexico and pushed to
The nature of the landscape,
forming a plateau, makes the
stretch from Wellsville to Mexico
and Moberly on the North State
Highway ideal. Nothing better
could bo desired. The only hard
ship so far is aguinst Centralis,
which puts that city a piile and a
half out of plumb. A remedy for
this is olfered by the Daniel
brothers of Central ia, who own
and control three farms east of
town along the C. & A., after ob
taining u permit from two other
farmers whose farms lie along
this proposed cut-off, thus making
a direct shoot into Mexico, lining
up Centralia with the other towns
along the course of the now well
established North State Highway.
Mexico Savings Bank
C&piUl Stock, !i$O,OC0.fiO
43rd Year ia Buiiueit,
W. W. PRY, President.
8AM LOCKE, UMDier.