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MEXICO MISSOURI MESSAGE, MEXICO. MQ.
MEXICO MISSOURI MESSAGE.
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FORMER MEXICO BOY WAS -
KILLED IN ACTION SEPT. 23
Harold Reed Andrews, twenty-seven
years old, and son of Mr. and Mrs. J.
E. Andrews, formerly of Mexico, was
killed in action on the battlefield in
the St Mlhicl salient Sept. 28, Just
proceeding the Verdun campaign, ac
cording to a telegram received by his
parents from the War Department
His parents moved to Independence,
Kas., six years ago. The young soldier
had a alrge number of friends and
school mates in Mexico, who will be
grieved to learn of his death.
RENFRO GIBBS IX HOSPITAL
C. R. Glbbs received a letter Nov. 2
written by his son, Rrenfro, Oct. 2nd,
saying he was in a Base Hospital hav
ing been wounded. As the letter was
written with the left hand his parent
concludes that the "the chunk" he
writes of must have been taken out of
the right arm. He says he was wound
ed in the third day of the Big Battle
and that he sure knows what war is.
FOURTH DEATH OF ACADEMY
STUDENTS OCCURED TODAY
Robert 0. Steele, sixteen years old,
and a student of the Missouri Military
Academy, died at the Mexico Hospital
at two o'colck this morning after three
week's illness with influenza, pneu
monia and other complications. Steele
had been in Mexico since the opening
of the academy in September, and was
one of the first to take the influenza.
His father and mother, Mr. and
Mrs. Robert O. Steele, of Worland,
Wyo., were at the bedside of the young
man when he died. He is survived by
his father and mother and one sis
ter, Miss Mary I. Steele.
The body was escorted to the sta
tion today in full military honors by
a detail from the academy, from where
it was shipped to their home in Wy
oming. It will arrive there Wednesday
This makes tho fourth death anion;
tho students at the academy from this
cause. It is learned that the situation
among tho students Is very much 1m
concrete wall and then some If It
caught a hun it would fix him.
.LETTER OF THANKS FROM
D. B. MELARNEE OF OKLAUOMA
D. B. Molarnee of Waters, Okla.,
whose son, Ieslie, a student of th
M. M. A., died of influenza In Mexico
last week, wishes to thank the people
for the courtesy and kindness to him
and his son during the latter's ill
ness. The letter follows:
Capt. C. C. Covey, M. M. M.,
I am inclosing you herewith a pho
tograph of Leslie as requested in your
letter of the 24th I wish you would
do me the favor to go to your paper
and put in a card of thanks to the
good people of Mexico, for their kind
ness and assistance during Leslie's
Illness. They certainly were nice to
us and we feel very grateful to them
for that they did.
My wife and oldest daughter have
been very poorly ever since we cam
home, the people here have been ex-
tiemely nice to us and at this tlm
they are getting along as well as
oould be expected.
Many thanks to you and the baalnco
of your faculty express my gratitude
to them for their kindness.
Very truly yours,
(Signed) D. B. MELARNEE.
OFFICERS' TRAINING SCHOOLS
The Professors of Military Science
and Tactics at educational Institu
tions have been notified by the War
Department that Class One registrants
who registered prior to September 12,
1918. will be eligible for individual
induction for admission to Officers'
Training Schools for infantry, field
artillery, and machine guns service;
amending to that extent the previous
REV. A. N. LINDSEY IS
NOT DEAD AS REPORTED
Aopnrdine to an announcement
made recently by the Fulton Sun, Rev
A. N. Llndsey, who has been report
ed several times as having died, is
..in iiiHrxr and annarently in the
very best of health. This report is bas
ed upon a statement made by a young
lady from Clinton, the home of Rev.
Lindsey. who is a student at William
Woods College, and who stated that
he sa whe rto the train which returo
, ed her to college last Monday even
ing. His many friends here will be
glad to learn that he la still alive. '
A Kt. Louis, "Tony" Caught At Ron
ton City Kcnfro Glbbs Wound
oI In lint tie "rlu" Han Lifted.
Mexico, Mo., Nov. 4. Everett
Wilson, son of J. S. Wilson, south
east of Mexico, is over in France
helping lick the huns. He writes
home that he has been well and,
with the other American boys, is
moving as fast as he can , chasing
the Germans back to Berlin.
J. S. Creed, who lives out toward
Mollno, was in Mexico Saturday.
Mr. Creed says he is related to all
the Creeds and they all wear that
smile that won't come off.
L. R. Larkln is the happiest man
on the prairie. But he says every
thing is moving little slow on the
farm just now.
That "ourangutang" story we had
last week pleased the folks out in
Seed Tick vicinity. They all believe
in fun-making out that way.
E. J. Sims says the hun ought to
know he is licked, but he may keep
cutting up a long time before you
can show him.
Jesse Beam, the soldier boy who
became seriously 1U at Kelly Field,
Texas, a couple of weeks ago, 1b
here on a short furlough. His fa
ther, Frank Beam, went to his bed
side and came home with him.
Stanley Eubanks, of the U. S.
Steamer, North Carolina, is visiting
his parents in this county, Mr. and
Mrs. Eph Eubanks.
Little Miss Janice Emmons, the
daughter of j Russell Emmons,
while on her bicycle on the north
west corner of the Square Satur
day morning was run into by an
auto driven by R. C. Dudgeon. Ja
nice suffered a badly bruised ankle
and a big scare and her bike was
somewhat worsted, but otherwise,
no harm. The accident seems to
have been one of those unavoida
bles. Wm. Dempsey and Arthur Rodg
ers of the St. Louis police force
were in Mexico Saturday with one
Tony Olson whom they had arrest
ed at Benton City who hart brought
an auto to Benton which did hotj
belong to him he is charged with
stealing it, as we understand. The
officers had been chasing Tony for
a week. He is charged with being
in the pay of a gang of crookn
Somehow we have always had a
prejudice against those St. Louis
Renfro Glbbs of this city dared
the huns too close on the battle
front in France and caught a
wound in his right shoulder. He
writes that he was in a terrible bat
tle. Said his wound was healing all
right, and he will soon be ready to
go at it again.
Mark Pllcher, the veteran jewel
er, has been quite ill for a month.
Alf. G. Moore leaves for McAr
thur, Ohio, this week, where he
will be associated with Roy Ferris
in the coal business. Mexico loses
one of her most worthy citizens. The
family will remain here until in the
They lifted the "flu" ban in the
city Saturday. It is now up to yo,
Mr. Citizen; keep your bodily pow
ers up and "keep your mouth shut."
- Robert Dermody was not able to
pass the physical test for his ap
pointraent to West Point. His eyes
were found deficient.
Miss Pearl Morris carried Rev. C.
C. Grimes and Turner Williams out
to Pollock and Wiun's sale and Mr
Grimes and Mr. Williams each ad
dressed the crowd on the War Work
Henry A. Hall, formerly a jewel
er in this city, who was a brother
of Mrs. Walter Peck of this coun
ty, was killed a few days ago near
Columbus, Ohio, by an engine ex
plosion. Mr. Hall was a railroad
engineer. ' His engine exploded and
he and his fireman, Harry Darsham
were both killed Instantly.
Fred Llewellyn, of the firm
Llewellyn & Sons, had a big shell
"from over yonder" In his show
window. Shot from a big gun, Fred
nnvB it would ko thru a four foot
AMERICA MUST NOT EX
PECT BOYS TOO SOON
NEW YORK, Oct. 31. "Don't ex
pect to see your boy come marching
off the boat the week after the Ger
man's surrender," said Myron T. Her-
rlck, former Ambassador to France in
an interview yesterday. "It took us a
good while to accustom ourselves v
the idea of a long war; we must be
gin now to accustom ourselves to the
thought that the process of winding up
a war is also long and painful; and
that whether peace comes next Spring
or Summer or even before, we shall
still have our boys over there for a
Governor Herrick was speaking
with reference to the United War
Work Campaign, set for November 11
18, combining the appeals of the Y.
M. C. A. National Catholic war coun
cil, V. W. C. A. (K. of C.) Jewish Wet-
fare Board, War Camp Community
Service, American Library Associa
tion and the Salvation Army. The
amount sought is $170,500,000 and in
Governor Herrick's Judgment this to
tal, and more will be necessary to see
the boys of the army and navy thru
to their homes again.
"It must never be said of America
that she left the slightest detail of
her task uncompleted," continued uov
ernor Herrick .
"Only those of us who have been in
France, and seen the terrible cost of
her great sacrifice, can realize what a
stupendous problem in reconstruction
Atirl rehabilitation is facing her. In
this task America must have a part;
and the American boys over there are
willing and eager to help. It Is our
duty to stand behind them while they
are standing behind the French.
"Whether victory comes next year
or even sooner, there will be week
and months of inactivity for the armies
during the peace discussions; and oth
er months of waiting or demobiliza
tlon. These will be, In many ways
the most critical period of the war for
our boys. They will have leisure and
we must see to It that the wholesome
entertainment which the War Work
Agencies have provided is continued
with Increasing effectiveness. They
will want to study and to get back in
to touch with business thought and
life. We must see that they have plen
ty of good books, and plenty of teach
ers and " a constant stream of good
business men going across to lecture
to them and guldetheir thoughts back
into the channels of peace.
It has been the privilege of thi
seven great war work agencies to re
present the American home, and
church and theatre and gymnnasluni
and library and club in Franco. Ths
influence of these great institutions
ill be needed in an even greater de
gree from now on. Let us, as a thanks
giving for the promise of victory, make
the United War Work Campaign tha
greatest success of any campaign of
"Every one of us engaged in manu
facturing, whether an employer or em
ployee, is already thinking about tho
problems of readjustment. But we
must not forget that the boys over
there are to have their period of read
justment, their months o fwaitlng to
be brought back here. We have stood
by them geneorusly so far; let us see
the task through to the end. Until tin
last man Is landed safe home again,
we must stand by. Let us do it by put
ting the Ulnlted War Work Campaign
over the top."
A Poem Written by Mexico Woman In
Honor Of Her Boy at he Front
Fame at last" wag written by Mrs.
R. C. Carter of Mexico In honor of her
son George Carter, who was Inducted
into the service lastMay and sailed
overseas in August 1918. His last let-
er, written September 21, said he was
moving towards the front.
Fame at Last
Not all shall rise to fame,
Not tvery soldier there,
Shall hear the world's acclaim
Or win a cross to wear.
Thousimds in France shall ?fani
Unnerved through every test.
And give their native land
Their noblest and their best,
Heedless of fame they'll give '
All that they have and are,
Dying that truth shall live,
Serving at posts afar;
Tolling at bitter tasks
Lost in war's dreadful maze,
Doing what duty asks
Uncheered by pomp and praise.
Glory exalts the few
Many mus miss her smile
Tolling the long days through,
Doing the work worth while.
So to the throngs of those
Serving till danger's past,
My feeble tribute goes
God grant them fame at last.
RED TAPE SLASHED FOR
According to an announcement
made by the Aviation Examining
Board of St Louis, much of the red
tape In getting Into the aviation train
ing schools of the Army has been
slashed in order to speed up the send
ing of Missourians to these schools
and advancing the movement overseas.
They state that formal applications
with resultant delays have been done
away with, and applications for com
missions as aerial observers, pilots
balloonists, and baloon maneuvering
officers may now appear before the
board and receive an examlnationlm
mediately. Three' letters of recommen
datlon and an evidence of a high
school education or its equivalent
must be presented.
September 12th registrants of any
class, except those disqualified- by
physical defects, are eligible for ex
amination. Registrants of other de
ferred classes on grounds of depend
ants or industrial are eligible.
It is further stated that many places
are available In these branches, and
that they offer some of the best op
portunities for immediate oversea':
service of any branch. It is also learn
ed that the physicial examinations are
somewhat reduced in intensity.
DEATH AND SUFFERING
FROM THE INFLUENZA.
Montgomery City, Mo., Oet. 31.
Three members of the family of S.
Brandt of this city died and two
daughters, one daughter-in-law and
one son-in-law are critically ill from
influenza -and heart trouble. The
dead are: S. 8. Brandt, aged 63;
Leonard, aged 35, influenza: Ber
nard, 30, who died of influenza, was
bur'ed today, no public services be
ing held. His wife, Emma Brandt,
is dangerously ill at the home of
her mother, Mrs. C. II. Meldruni, in
Kansas City, who is also 111. An
other daughter, Grace, is 111 here
and her sister, Epsie, is ill in New
York. The two sons came here, one
from Texas and the other from
Kansas City, to attend the father's
funeral, both dying before they
could get away from the . Brandt
Lewis and Sims received a big car
of lambs last week from the Gant
Live Stock Commission Co, at Oma
BENTON CITY LETTER.
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Douglass were
guests of R. W. Davis and wife Sunday.
Miss Eunice Coil has returend
home after a week's visit at Venice.
L.' M. Owens and family visited
the former's parents Sunday.
Mrs. M. C. Bullard, Mrs. Cale
Douglass and daughters and Mrs.
Dr. Douglass were guests of Misses
Pinkie Douglass and iSuie Tanner
Mrs. Finley Johnson and daugh
ter, Evelyn, visited in Mexico Sat
Angust Meyers and family of
Mexico were the guests of Paul
Leirhiemer Sunday. ,.-
Roily Hndrlx received a load of
calves from Kansas Cfty Saturday
Mrs. John Sharp entertained
with a comfort tackfng halloweea.
Dr. W. H. Douglass, who Is now
Acting Assistant Surgeon in the U
S. Public Health Service, writes
that the "flu" la a fright in South
east Missouri, where he Is stationed.
Harold Hutehersqn and family
visited relatives at Palmyra Sun
Herman Hutchings, Wm. Cald
well, M. F. Hutcherson and August
Duffln motored to Fulton Monday
to attend the stock sale.
Miss Doss and family, will occupy
the telephone house.
Wesley Whitehouse received a
card last Friday from his son, Ed
die, who is a prisoner of war in a
hun prison, . stating that he is well
and that the prisoners where he is
are all Americans.
It is reported that Ross Hubble
was wounded in the Wilderness bat
tle In France.
Ralph Webb also reported
Recent letter from Eugene Sum
mers In which he says he is all
right and resting for a few days
after some days' fighting in the
A. B. Landrum of East St. Louis
is visiting friends here. Mr. L. has
a farm near town.
Mrs. Fanny Brown returned last
Friday from a visit to relatives in
Wm. Huntley is having a con
crete foundation put in preparatory
to erecting a new barn on the site
of the old one on his premises here
Robert Ferris and family are
recovering from wrestles with the
T. H. Slavens arrived here last
week from quite a visit with rela
tives in Montana and Kansas.
Stanley Hagar has moved to Van-
dalia where he has employment.
Rev. W. A. Bibb, the pastor
of the Laddonia Baptist Church,
died a short time ago at his home
In Louisiana. This leaves the church
here without a pastor. He lived
here a number of years ago.
D. E. Gilmore who was recently
engaged in the livery business at
this place has moved to Farber
where he has employment In the
James Canada who was taken to
the State Hospital at Fulton
October 17th died in that institu
tion and was brought here for bur
ial.1 Funeral services at the grave
conducted by Rev. Scwab and Rev.
H. E. Christup who has been on
the sick list for a few days is back
at his store again.
Mrs. Vanvacter has . returned
from a visit to relatives and friends
The Laddonia Rural Telephone
Company has employed Mrs. Mag
gie Doss and Sadie and Sue Travis
as telephone operators at this place.
Many of the farmers have com
menced to gather their corn.
Some report losing horses as a
result of eating fodder while In the
Two car loads of apples at the
station this week from which quite
a numebr received their winter sup
Mr. Horton'aud family of Mex
ico visited her mother, Mrs. Hettie
McGee, last Sunday.
Rev. J. L. McKay accompanied
by his wife filled an appointment at
Fern Chape last Sunday and In the
evening. The other points on
his circuit are Martinsburg and
Scott Braden is making prepara
tion to start with his corn shredder
to do some shredding for his neigh
Shotwell and Bigga shipped a car
load 'of hogs to St, Louis last week.
Marburg and Hammett received
a car load of cattle feeders.
Joe Gelsel bought a four year old
Jersey cow of W. K. Gass for $50
'Miss Lou McVey has a position
at the Chicago and Alton Station as
" COME IN
We loan Money on Real Estate,
any amount, at as low rate as yon
can obtain anywhere.
Wo can satisfy yon in every detalL
JAS. W. BUFFINGTON
Office: 115 East Monroe Street.
A. H. T. A.
Rush Hill, Mo. Meets on Monday
night on or before full moon In each
month, nedgedale School House.
D. L. ROWERS, President.
VAL ERDEL, Secretary.
Scrap Iron, scrap auto tires, scrap
rubber boots and shoes,' scrap
rags, hides, feathers, furs, and pelts,
at the highest cash prices.
JOHN W. HOWELL
Real Estate, Loans and Insurance.
Gives special attention to Notarial
Card of Thanks.
We desire to thank those who so
kindly assisted us In the sickness
and death of our beloved wife and
mother and for the many floral of
feringa. May we all pray to God
that we may meet our dear ones
rest upon you all. C. W. Schutte
and family. v
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and bladder troubles, gravel, diabe
tes, weak and lame backs, rheuma
tism and irregularities of the kid
neys and bladder in both men and
women. Regulates gladder trouD-
les in children. If not sold by your
druggist, will be sent by mall on re
ceipt $1.25. One small bottle ls-two
months' treatment and often cures.
Send for eworn testimonials. Dr.
W. Hall, 292G Olive street, St.
Louis, Mo. Sold by druggists, u
HARDIN CLAIMS RECORD IN
FIGHTING SPANISH "FLU"
Hardin College has just ended a
most successful fight against the re
cent epidemic of Spanish Influenza,
which has entered the doors Tot almost
every home in the country and every
institution. The quarantine, which
has been in force for over three,
weeks, has been rigidly enforced, and
not a single case has been reported
from the college.
In view of the fact that the epidemic
has passed without any cases having
entered the college, Hardin claims -
the record for having defeated the dis
The regular routine of the college-
wor khas continued throughout the
epidemic. All of the students have
been In attendance with the exception
o fthose who live outside of the doml-
tories. Much alarm has been felt, but
the program for the enforcement of
the quarantine has, been supported by
the students and officials alike.
Much work Is said to have been ac
compllshed In the face of this epldenv
Ic, and the college authorities are very
much gratified over their success In
fighting the epidemic. The day pupils
have returned to their classes, and tho
work Is resuming Its normal attitude.
Bert Roberts retorned home
Sunday after a pleasant visit with
his .cousin, John Sims, and wife, of
Stoutsville. He brought some
John's famous sorghum home with
him, also some, of John's fine mort
gage lifer seed corn. Mr. Roberts
says they are some farmers down
Vou can get three pounds of sug
ar per person per family now. It Is
a glad word for the little folks.
JOHN F.- HARRISON DEAD
DEAD AT GRIDLEY, KAS;
John F. Harrison, twenty-four years
of age, died at the home of his uncle,
Wm. W. Harrison, at Grldley, Kan
sas, Saturday evening after an Ill
ness of three weeks of influenza, fol
lowed by pneumonia. He was the old
est son of Mr. and Mrs. Crockett I.
Harrison and a grandson of the-lato
John F. Harrison of this county. Ho is
survived by ms lamer ana muiuw,-.-
and the following brothers and s'jf
ters; Mrs. Glen Major, of Santa
Miss Floss May Harrison, of Mobe
ly; and, Anna Belle, Urlth Esther,
Helen, Bill, Bert, Memn, josepu. ' i s
and Glen Harrison or. wis cuy.
Funeral sevrlces were held this af
ternoon from the S o'clock . train at
Elmwood Cemetery. Rev. A .A. Wal
lace of the Presbyterian Church will ,.
conduct the services. . '