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MEXICO, MISSOURI, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1018.
at The front.
"Geo, But It's Nice To Meet A Girl
Like You", Says Dougboy To
One Of The War Workers.
Women have a great share la the.
wondrful work In behalf ot our
soldiers, sailors and marines along
lines which regular Government
agencies cannot reach,' and a portion
of dollars to be raised in the Unit
ed War Work Campaign will go to
the Young Women's Christian As
sociation which is sharing noble
service with the Y. M. C. A., the
. Knights of Columbus, Jewish Wel
fare Board, Salvation Army, War
Camp Community Service and
American Library Association.
Women's share in the hardships
and noble achievement close to the
battle lines is not confined to mem-
V'bers of the Y. W. C. A. or the Red
Y Cross. The Salvation Army lassies
their self-sacrifice and bravery in
taking to the boys at the front the
cheer and comfort that sustain
them In hours of bitter trial.
"Gee, but it's nice to see a girl
like you," says a doughboy, his
khaki caked with mud and blood
from the trenches as he greets one
of own sweet American girls who
hrlnea to him the fragrance of
liome and the highest type ot wom
anhood. This la. a common expres
sion in France, and is the subject
of a striking poster by a noted artist
who uses it as an appeal lor tunas
in the United War Work Campaign,
Nov. 11 to Nov. 18. one ot the ob
jects ot which Is to continue and ex-
tena lae worn 01 lueoo wuuiou nuu
beln to sustain the true manhood
as well as add to the creature com
forts and wholesome diversions of
our soldiers and sailors
First Christian Church, Mexico,
Mo.. Henry Pearce Atkins, Pastor.
Mexico, Mo., Oct. 30, 1918. . .
Mr. John Peal, Mexico, Mo.
My Dear Mr. Beal:
I want to express my apprecia
tion of the attitude of .The Mexico
, Message In its refusal to publish
advertisements of the liquor Inter-
In Alabama, the State from
which I came to ' Mexico, such ad
vertisements were illegal, and It
was a pleasure to receive dally pa
pers which were as clean as stand
ard magazines. I trust that such a
day for Missouri Is not far distant.
With very best regards for The
.editor and The Message, I am,
" Yours sincerely,
HENRY PEARCE ATKINS.
Mexico, Mo., Nov. 3, 1918.
Editor Mexico Message:
Allow me to express my appreci
ation of your action during the late
campaign in refusing to publish the
' disgusting advertising literature
aent you by the so-called "Citi
zens' Committee" in behalf ot the
orew'ers anl liquor dealers' ot the
State. In 'doing this you refused a
very . material ' financial reward.
Your action is an honor to your
Yours very truly,
CAROL V. LANIUS.
IE BIGGEST IRISH POTATO
Vr. Paul E. Coll received this morn
's lng a large Irish potato large enough
t to make a meal for a dozen people. Jt
1 was sent to him by Miss Cora Lee
i i Lake from Idaho Falls, Idaho. It
ten and a half by eleven and
' i measures
' a half inches and Is smooth, firm and
J Dr. Coll Is expecting to furnish po-
' ftato chips for a Halloween party
' A '
? I P V. TtlVTS AW THE MARKET
! F. F. Davis, 'a well known farmer of
Boon county, Mo., was on the market
with a load of cattle and also a load
of hogs, all of his own raising and fat
tening. Mr. Davis for a number ot
years was connected with the local
trade but concluded that he liked
"'rmlng better, so went back home
agaln took up farm life. He re-
O-he acreage Is much larger tnan
""previous year. His many friends
...vera glad to see him looking so well
' lira Stock Market.
Haley Mclntyre. 17 ' years old,
while playing on the premises ot
the Ice Plant Sunday afternoon, fell
u.teaseul; scalded about his
"Flu" Victims Getting WcU Mr.
Carter Disposes Of His Farm-
Selling Live Stock.
Thompson, Mo., Nov. 2. Those
who were victims of "flu" in this
vicinity are Claud Sansberry, Miss
i Davis, Sims Consldlne, Frank
Wales, Noah Neflt, and "Pet" Jenkins
and wife and son. All are getting
well, able to be around again. "
Will Dempsey and family attend
ed the funeral services ot Russell
Creasey In Mexico Friday after
noon. Mrs. Ollte Jones and Miss Sylvia,
Mrs. Jenkins and Mr. and Mrs. Tom
Broaddus and children were guests
of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Davis Wed
Mrs. Frank Hoover is on the sick
W. H. Blythe shipped a car load
of hogs to St. Louis.
R. L. Davis delivered 21 hogs at
15 1-2 cents to Joe Consldlne on
Davis and Morris sold a pair of
two year old mules to Thompson of
Mexico for $260, and a young mare
t0 Hugh Dempsey for $75
Miss Ella Geary has been visiting
Mrs. Robert Davis spent Thurs
day with Mrs. Edwin Davis. Sorry
to state that Mrs. Edwin has not
been so well the past few weeks,
because of the cold weather, which
makes the rheumatism pains more
Mrs. Eugene Smith and Eliza
beth Beatty were the guests of Miss
Mary Alice Dempsey one night this
Miss Mabel Dorgan, the teacher
at Hurdle, spent the weSk-end with
her home folks In Mexico.
Miss Mary Lander of Mexico Is
visiting her mother, Mrs. L. A
FerKUSon. who has been quite ill
but is now convalescent.
Mrs. Mae Jones has returned
home after a pleasant visit to her
daughters in St. Louis.
Mrs. Ed. Beatty and little daugh
ter spent the day with her father,
Jess Carter, Friday.
B. Ferguson Is erecting a new
barn for Joe Consldine.
Jess Carter has sold his farm to
John Beatty. Mr. Carter will move
Mrs. George Woolery and Mrs.
Ed. Conklin were guests of Mrs.
Blngle Woolery Thursday.
Slacker Records. People thru-
out the county have responded to
the call for slacker records, accord
ing to chairman Fred Pilcher, Mex
ico. Tuesday he had received ou
records from town and country.
Single Comb Rhode Island' Red
cockerels, early hatch from prlze
RAY E. DILLARD.
Little Miss Willie Morris, 11
ars old the daughter of Col. F.
greatest knitters in the
She is busy every day
socks for the soldiers.
MEDAL FOB HANNIBAL BOY
Lieut. Joseph C. Ralble, Jr., ot Han-
ong mentioned on to-
I ArnB nrm tiavfni Vionn PWfi
tne JJlSlinguisnea oerviue vruo ui
United States. The deed which earn
ed him this dintinction is summarized
First Lieut. Josepb. O. Ralble, A. S
147th Aem ' Squadron, for extraordt
nary heroism in action at Chateau
Thlerrv. July 6th, 1918. Lieut. Ralble
and three other pllotB, at an altitude
of 4,700 meters, attacked an enemy
formation ot eight battle planes flying
at an altitude ot 6,000 meters. The
German machine dived on them and
Lieut Ralble engaged two In combat
In a hard tight, lasting five minutes
and fmiBblng at an altitude ot 8,000
-not down one of the at-
I tacking party ana drove on tne otner,
Fine Eulogy Of
A Former Mexico
The Battle Of
Boy Fell At
The Independence (Mo.) Exam
iner pays a high tribute to Harold
Andrews, a former Mexico boy, son
of Mrs. 5. E. Andrews of Independ
ence and a nephew of Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Campbell of Mexico. He
was reported dead some time be
fore his actual death. He was the
first Independence boy killed in the
war and fell at St. Mihlel Septem
The Examiner's tribute
deserved, as his many
Harold was a member ot the
Methodist Church and a young man
of the highest Christian ideals. His
first wound in battle proved slight
and after a few days in the hospital
he returned to the front where he
eventually met his death.
HUNS POISON WELLS
Organized Devastation Take All
Cattle Children Dying, Starving
Washington, D. C, Oct. 31.-
Documents quoting orders Issued
by German commanders for the
methodical destruction of property
and for poisoning of wells during
the' recent evacuation of Belgium
and French territory have reached
wasmngton. Among them is an
order taken from a prisoner, issued
by the commander of the German
army, on September 6th, directing
specifically that certain villages be
destroyed by the rear guard.
Designated units are assigned to
the destruction of the villages
named, and in addition the order
states "It Is the duty of everyone
to participate in these destruc
tions", which are to be carried out
"with more meathod and less
haste." The order, which is signed
Week," presumably either the
brigade commander or his chief of
staff, says, "It is recalled that wells
are to be contaminated."
London, Eng., Oct. 31. Condi
tions In Russian territory occupied
by the Germans are described in an
official Russian wireless, which
'From all regions now in Ger
man occupation it is reported that
the German military authorities are
carrying oft everything that it Is
possible to take to Ge rmany.
They are , devastating the
"In White Russia there are no
horses and no cattle, because the
Germans have taken them all. In
the regions where evacuation is
pending the fields remain unsown
because the Germans have left no
seed.' Children are dying of star
vation. Milk cannot be obtained.
"Household furniture, telegraph
ic and telephonic instruments and
appliances from many towns have
been sent to Germany. The railway
linos have been stripped, only
wrecked and useless cars being left
Mrs. E. J. Winter and little son
of near Mexico were quite ill last
week of Influenza.
Lawrence Kunkel, son of E. F
Kunkel, here) Is helping down the
huns in France. He drives an am
bulance and some weeks ao had
to change two tires under fire. A
letter received from him lately
states that ho was all right at that
PRIVATE RUSSELL CREASEY
; BURIED HERB FRIDAY.
The funeral services for .Albert
Russell Creasey, son of Mason Crea
sey here, who died at Camp
Jackson, Alabama, and whose body
was brought . to Mexico for burial,
was held Fslday afternoon at Elm
wod cemetery, Rev. C. V. Lanius
The pallbearers were Marshall
Williams and Amoe Linn from the
Kansas City branch of the Fred
Harvey Co. and Eugene Kent, John
Gamble, Walter J. Sannebeck and
Other . outoftown guests were
Mrs. Cook and Miss Hallady also ot
DYE NEWS LETTER.
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Lerlta and
daughter, Luetic, and Mr. and Mrs.
John Jesse spent Sunday with Mr.
and Mrs. J. C. Hagan.
Albert Erdel is building a ma
Peter Lerltz's sale Wednesday
was a success. The ladles of St
John's Church ot Laddonia served
dinner. They cleared $25. Mr. Ler
itz and family will move to Craw
ford county, Kansas, sometime this
winter. Mr. Lerltz will be greatly
missed by his many friends.
Jake LaRue was in Callaway
county last week.
J. C. Hagan hauled wheat to
Mexico last week.
Mrs. John Stotler visited her sis
ter, Mrs. Homer Azdell, Wednes
Mr. and Mrs. Will Azdell and
family were the guests of Mr. Az-
f . .
dell's mother In Mexico Friday In
honor of her birthday.
Mrs. Dudgeon, Mrs. Biglow and
Robert Anderson had dental work
done In Laddonia last week.
O. G. Roth Is helping Homer An
derson build a house.
J. T. LaRue butchered a calf
Mrs. Edgar Martin who was on
the sick list is better.
George Mundy is rapidly im
proving from a severe attack of in
fluenza and pneumonia.
Gladys and Clark LaRue have re
turned to school after several
weeks' absence with whooping
Peter Lerltz butchered a hog
SOUTH SALT RIVER LETTER.
Uncle John Lochridge and daugh
ter, Miss Sallie, and Frank James
are suffering with LaGrippe.
The first freeze ot the season on
the morning ot November 1st.
Dock Hudson is home on a fur
lough from Camp Funston. Dock
will have a sale of his personal
property and go to the war to stay
until the kaiser and bis cut-throat
huns holler 'nough, and that will be
soon unless Pershing and his boys
In kahki strangle him so he can't
Frank Waters, Judge William
Smith, Cleveland Watts, Byron
Bradford, P. H. Cullen and Sam
Blse are all erecting various kinds
of new buildings on their farms,
also Cook Bomar and Henry Kesler
are putting building projects under
' Those fixing for victory crops by
doing fall plowing are Watts Bros.,
Lon Smith, H. P. Warden, Wallace
Bowen, J. P. Newman and sons, J.
T. Dudley and son, Tom Dungan
and sons, Andy and Bomar Cruui,
Doll Kesler, Orln Crelghhead, Jake
Buckner, John Hoffman, C. and Ira
Pierce, John Dishman and son, Neal
Shahan, Mart. Donnelly, Perry and
Fred Rlggs, John Wayne and son,
Roy Kettle, Bob and H. P. Crum,
Frank Swonson, Mit Harrison, Jno.
Hunt, Jim Byars and many others.
The nearer victory is assured the
more the slacker slacketh. Igno
miny and oblivion will be his name
and his Just deserts. Every neigh
borhood has Its slackers and yel
low streaked cowards, and, the
red blooded Americans know them.
Some of them are automobile pleas
ure joy riders, others are amature
farmers, others perjurers aa to their
usefulness. But, thanks be to God,
and the peace, liberty loving, valor
ous, loyal Americans, there will be
no let up In men, money, resouces
of any kind until victory for free
dom and democracy Is enthroned to
reign forevermore. And It will be.
So don't let up. Red Bloods, and.
you, too, Mr. Slacker, wherever
you are that All-seeing Eye Is on
you, too. The devil, if there Is
one, loves a liar and a coward.
God loves truth and valorous Jus
tice. Jackson School is closed for a
season, also Eller and Liberty, so
the teachers. Miss Oceola Clapper,
Miss Lucile Cook and Miss Blanche
White, Inform us.
J. T. Watts, Jr., and Cook Bomar
bought a big bunch of stock hogs
from H. L. Kesle r.
If Harvey Walker goes to the war
what will we do for a country
Jack F. Harrison, Jr., is quite se
riously sick at Grldley, Kansas.
His sister, Mrs. Dr. McKlnley, is
nursing him to recovery. Jack is an
exceptionally brignt young man
and is just as popular as he Is In
A big camp fire and weasel hunt
given by Cook and Clark Bomar and
Watts Brothers in honor of the vet
eran, Dock Hudson.
While there is glory enough for
all the English, Welch, Irish, Serbs
French, Scotts, Canadians, Austra
lians and other Colonial troops
some Russians, Japs, etc., and ev
ery man, woman and child that
worked bought, boosted or contrib
uted in any way. But the fact Is 'it
was the little boys In khaki from
the U. S. A. at Cheautau Thiery, Ju
ly 18, that stayed the rush 'and
beat the german hordes and with
the bayonet threw them In - the
Marne until it was choked with
saurkrout and ran red with blood.
The French fire was broken only
15 miles to Paris, when this great
achievement was staged. It was the
turning point. The hun has been
on the go ever since and will so
continue until thoroly beaten,
which is as sure as the sun shines.
Then who, oh, who, would not be
proud of those boys, and proud to
be a God-loving, liberty-loving
For Sale Two good sows with
6 pigs apiece. Enquire ot J. E.
Conklin, Mexico, Mo., Route 6.
The public sale ot A. C. Barnes
near Mexico last week was a great
success. Everything sold went for
cash and not a note was given.
Mrs. J. D. Miller has been quite
Miss Mary Shutte of Coulmbia,
who has been the guest ot Miss
MarKuerlto Seward here, has re
turned to Columbia to enter upou
her studies at the University.
Dr. J. Frank Jolley, recently ot
Mexico, one ot our most popular
nhvslclans. now a member ot the
U. S. Medical Corps, recently sta
tloned at Camp Sheridan, Alaba
ma, bas lately been transferred to
Camp Upton, Mass., and within a
tew days expects to sail overseas,
S'WwW fift-yym". 1 MPfm W - fmcww
LESLIE THOMAS WRITES
FROM "OVER THERE.
Is Awfully Anxious To Hear From
nameThinks He's Among 2K
Leslie L.Thomas, - who is on the
battle front In France, writes the'
following Interesting) Setter to his
sister, Miss Effle Thomas, at Ben-.
ton City, which we are privileged
Somewhere in France, Oct. 11,
My Dear Sister:
I will write you a few lines to
night as I have a little spare time. .
How are you and all the rest ot the
family? All well, I hope.
I am feeling very well at pres
ent. I haven't had a letter from
home since I left the United States.
And, believe me, I am getting aw
fully anxious to bear from home
once more. But maybe I will before
long. I hope so at any rate.
Well, these are queer people over
he re. They have such queer
here. I wish you could see them.
I think they are away behind the
Well, Effie, they have put me in
a band now, and I think I shall
make it just fine. I am sure going
to try to do my best, for there is
nothing that I like better than mu
sic. I wish I could be with you once
more and play the cornet while
you play the piano. Those were
great days for me, when we were
all playing together. But maybe I
will get a chance to be with you all
again sometime. I am still living in
hopes that I may anyway, for there
is 110 place like the United States.
I wish you would tell Austin to
send me some candy, that is, some
chocolate bars or something like
that, for I can't get any candy
here, and I would be so glad to get
it. I know it will take quite a
while for It to reach me, but it will
be good when it does get here.
How is mother feeling by this
time? I hope she Is feeling better.
Well, Effie, I will close now, no
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more to write at present, oui win
write you again soon, and you all
keep on writing to me, maybe I will
get your letters sometime. I sure
hope so anyway.
I will close for this time hoping
I may hear from you soon.
I remain as ever your loving
LESLIE L. THOMAS, MUltary
Specialists Co., A. P. O. 727, Am.
Expeditionary Forces. j
Report ot Mrs. C. F. Clark, County
Chairman, Audrain unit, ourtn
Liberty Loan Organization.
Loutre; Township, Benton City,
Saling Township, ten school dis
tricts, 120,900.00, subscribers,163.
Wilson Twp. $6350.00, subscri
Salt River Twp. 9 school districts,
$15,750.00, subscribers 105.
Linn Twp., Rush Hill, five dis
tricts, $19,050.00. 8ubscrlbers,104.
Culvre Twp., Vandalia, Farber,
Halls School district,... Vandalia,
$10,750. Farber, 10,700. Halls Dis
trict. 1,250. subscribers 108.
Sum Total, $308,100.00.
Three school districts, Bonds bo t.
$8,100.00. subscribers, 54.
Martlnsburg, Bonds, $29,650.00,
Prairie Twp. Laddonia, 3 school
Three school districts, 10,250.00.
Subscriptions received from Mrs,
Pollock. Cedar Grove. $100. Jack
son, $50. Union.' $50. Total,
MEXICO SAVINGS BANK
Olst Year in Business
Capital Stock, 100,000
R, M. WHITE, President
J. R. JESSE, Cashier