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7 3 MANSFIELD MIRROR Volume 4 Mnnslielil, Wright County, Missouri, Thurstlny, December 20. 1912 33424 Number 44 The Concert Christmas day was a plo-.ttant one ami the Chris'tnas night, concert at the opera house by the Mansfield Concert Rand was u filling climax to the day. This concert was the second one of the seanon and it proved one of the most pleasant entertainments of the year. The first part of the program was a Japanese wedding. The stage decorations were elaborate and ap propriate to the occasion, and the skillful manner in which thin part of the program was rendered was due to the expert training given by Dr. F. II. Riley and wife, who. fur nished the Oriental decorations, Htid directed the entertainment; ; Dr. Riley and his wife are not novices at this kind of work, and their abil ity was- put to good use in this case. The doctor has been a booster for the band ever since his location in Mansfield and has spent much time and money in advancing the inter ests of the band. "Look Who's Here," expre sed the sentiment of Wednesday evening's crowd as an appreciation of the. work Dr. Riley and wife did for the success of the entertainment. The orchestra music and the band concert, under the supervision of W. S. Slater, was splendidly giv en and received hearty applause. The Mansfield Concert Band is for tunate in having so able a leader and such a bunch of pi ijers. May they continue to make progress musically. . The size of the audit nee, their dose attention and their apprecia tion of the program were ample testimony to the popularity of such events as this one. - W i, - Died at Mountain Grove Mrs. John Freeman, aged 73 years, of Seymour, passed away Tuesday at Mountain drove, where she was on a visit to relatives. Fu neral Friday at Seymour. Mrs. Freeman was a sister-in-law of 0. W. Freeman of this place. Several from here expect to attend the fu nerul. Cash Counts To thn Bonnell Produce Co. be longs the credit for the first cash received at the Mirror office. Mon ey talks, and its voice is pleasant to us, except, when it says "Good hye." Vacation Time Many of the Mansfield public school students are spending the holidays at. home. School begins agnin Monday. Good Reports Mail order whiskey has received a sad blow in Wright county. Cir cuit Judge Skulker shows no mercy to those who furnish whisky to oth ers. The laws are being rigidly en fosced, and . as a consequence Mans field had a rather "dry" holiday celebration, less whisky being ship ped in than ever before, so far as we have been able to learn. No deputy marshals were needed here this year as City Marshal Strong, knowing that the whisky shipments 'werelight. and knowing by bis ex perience that if there was but little whisky consumed there would be but little trouble handled the sit uation alone. J One man remarked, in regard to local optimr... "Going from a town I with saloons to one wi'hout is like going from a prizefight to church." Local option is enfoiced in Wright county, and it is certainly a uood thing in every way. K.C.O. & S. to Extend Track Ava, Mo., Dec. 21. An extension of the railway which connects, Mansfield and Ava for a distance of about 16 miles south to Rome or Squires has been announced by the promotors of the new road and probably will be begun within a short time. Managers and financiers of the project have been in Ava for several days working on the proposed line and have stated that work would be started as soon as it wa evident that the extention would have the support of residents along the line of the survey. The proposed increased milage of the railway would he of great benefit to Douglas and Ozark coun ties and would greatly increase their j shipments of poultry and dairy pro ducts. The company which is be hind the project are repined to have sufficient capital to carry out the undertaking and nmhably will an nounce definite plann for the ex tension in a short time. Springfield Leader. How to bankrupt the Doctors A prominent New York physician says, "If it were not for the thin stockings and thin soled shoes worn by women the doctors would proba bly be bankrupt." When you con tract a cold do not wait for it to de velop into pneumonia but treat it at ence. Chamberlain s Cough Remedy is intended especially for coughs and colds, and has won a wide rep utation by its cures of those diseases. It is most effectual and is pleasant and safe to take. For sale by all dealers. Adv. A Ten Strike It cost David Tarbutton of north of town $10 in Police Judge J. K. P. Coday's court at 10 o'clock this morning for striking Hugh Williams, night man at the Frisco depot, Wednisday evening. City Marstal Strong madotho arrest. Tarbutton was intoxicated and fancied he held a grievance against Williams he cause the latter at. one time accom panied City Marshal Strong to Tar button's residence to arrest Tarbut ton for creating a disturbance. A Rush Order We are issuing the Mirror this week on the short order plan. The office is now located in a building too small to accommodate the iplanl. The newspaper press is not in working order and we are issning the paper on the job press. We ex pect to he in larger and more com modious quarters before the New Year and as soon as possible the Mirrrr will be issued as a six-column instead of a four-columd paper. Now is the time to subscribe. Some Traveling T. C. Gerder has been a Mans field visitor this week. Mr. Gerder is a native of Dublin and has serv ed eight years in the navy, sailing in waters that are under seven dif ferent thigs. He is quite a globe trotter and has certainly seen more of the world in the eight years .ban the average man sees in a lifetime. He expects to go from here to Thay er and secure work as a machinist. He Advertised At Last There was a man in our town, And he was wondrous wise; He swore (it was his policy) lie would not advertise. Rut one sad day he advertised, And thereby hangs a tale. The nd. was set in quite small type And headed "Sheriff's Sale." It Pays to Advertise One rate to all Mansfield adver tisers is the Mirror's policy. One merchant pays the same rate as his neighbors. Our rates are as low as thev can he made and they will he maintained. So rest assured your neighbor is not paving one rate and you another. Cured of Liver Complaint "I was suffering with liver com plaint, " says Iva Smith of Point Blank, Texas, "and decided to try a 25c box of Chamberlain's Tablets, and am happy to say that I am completely cured and can recom mend them to every one." For sale by all dealers. Adv. MIRRORETTES The Mirror 52 looks $1. We want wood on subscription. Have a look at the new Mirror, and subscribe today. W. J. Lohr of Red Oak. Ia., is visiting relatives here. Charles Duckett, a Pomona mer chant, visited here this week. Ollie Robinett visited his family at Mountain Grove this week. Henry Hem of Stafford, Kansas, was here this week on business. M S. Hester and family of Ce dar Gap, visited S. S. Bertram anil family this week. Mrs. G. W. Harris has returned from a three month's visit with rel atives in Colorado. The first cash the Mirror received on subscription was paid by City Marshal Strong for his brother. Henry, at Hilo. The various churches of the city gave pleasing entertainments on Christmas eve, with exercises and trees appropriate to the occasion. Roy Wilcox, wife and son of But ler, were here this week on their way to Ava to visit relatives. This is Mr. Wilcox's first trip here for six yeais. T. F. Lenhart of Wagnoner, Okla., has located here and is associated with W. B. Fullington in the un dertaking business, with headquart ers at Mr. Fulling! on's furniture store. Frank Beach arrived this week from Davenport, la., for a visit with his parents, C. L. Beach and wife. He has been holding a good job in Davenport as a meat cutter, but is undecided as to bis future loca tion. Pay off your floating debts, swear off your bad habits, forgive your enemies, renew the ties of friend ship and love and 6tart the New Year hopefully and happy. And don't forget to date your checks and letters "1913." The intermediate grades of the Mansfield school gave a pleasant cantata, "A Visit to Santa Clans," at the opera house Saturday eve ning, whica was much enjoved by a larpe audience, There were fairies, brownies and a cliouis of children. Locals are necessarily few and far between this week, since we have had but two days instead of seven. Also we are entire strangers ane must depend almost wholly up on you for the local news until we have become better acquainted, so tell us the news. '