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MEXICO, AUDRAIN COUNTY, MISSOURI, THURSDAY, NOV. 15, 1900.
"Six. killed" was Kentucky's
ileal li roll on eleelinn dav.
Now Hint I lit; flection is over,
Vandalia is talking tlie new rail
The Legislature this winter will
ho railed iion to redistrict the
State. The new census brings the
occasion for this.
Audrain Republicans will not
ratify. The national victory was
pleasing enough to them and they
will let it go at that.
The Probitionists east but seven
votes in this county four years a
go, this year their vote was Gl.
That's a good increase.
Mark llanna is already being
talked of as the probable nominee
of the Republicans for President
in 1904. Where's Teddvf
The Mexico Intelligencer is now
"all fixed", at its new stand in the
West building opposite the post
office. The Intelligencer has neat
quarters now indeed.
"Coin" Harvey will make his
residence in Arkansas hereafter.
He thinks hard times are ahead
for the thickly populated centers
of the country as a result of the
The Vandalia Leader says that
C. II. Inlow, of that place, sold a
mule colt last week to Irvine Mad
dox, of Callaway county, fo. $S0.
That's topping the market, we
The health department in Bos
ton has completed a bacteriologic
al test to public telephones and ad
vises care to avoid actual contact
of the lips with tha transmitter.
Cleansing with a o per cent carbol
ic, acid solution after each use is
recommended. Public phonograph
tubes which enter the ear may al
so convey disease.
The Haptist ladies of Mexico en
tertained at the church last Friday
night, in honrr of Hardin College
pupils, to give them an opportuni
ty to meet the membership of the
church and their friends. Dr.
Porter delivered a very entertain
ing address, and some fine music
was furnished by the pupils of
Miss Ida Child, of the College.
The Selma Journal says a man
of that town was iu Mobile a few
mouths ago, engaged in a business
enterprise which also involved six
others from different parts of the
county. Alter the business was
concluded the party sat down to a
friendly game of poker. The Sel
ma man protested that he did not
know the game, that he went to
Sunday school, etc., but he was
forced in. "We'll show you," said
one of the party. So they played
and the Selma man was answered
when he questioned the others as
to the rules of the game. Finally
it came to the last hand, and a big
tile of wealth was on the table.
When the betting was nearly end
ed the Selma man looked up from
his hand as he raised the bet ttnd
asked meekly: "Ho four aces
count for much!" With a groan
the others threw down their cards
and left the table and cash to the
innocent member. Finally one
turned back. "Did you have four
acest" he asked. "Oh, no," re
plied the Selma man, dropping the
cash into hispoeket. "I ouly had
fives and sevens ; I asked for in
Showing Her How.
Chicago, Nov. G. By the acci
dental discharge of a revolver last
night Clarence Burceley Beardsley,
a man of wealth and well known
in the city's business circles, shot
and killed, his.wife, Made Bowker
Beardsley. lit handling the ro-
. volvcr from winch-the bullet made
the, fatal wouud, Mr. Beardsley
was endetfvoriug to instruct her
!Tio-"to frighten away any burglars
' who might pry about the honse
during his absence on a business
trip which he was on the point of
making to the Pacific slope. .
Bear iu mind that the Mkssaoe
is but $1.00 a year.
Burned to Death.
Monroe City, Mo., Nov. 11.
Mrs. T. Madden Mas burned to
lenth near this city this morning.
She was "0 years old.
Bright and Chipper.
The Mexico Ledger editorially
The Mexico Mkssauk is one year
old this week, and is as bright and
hippcr a yearling as we have seen
in many a day.
Jerry Simpson, of Kansas, made
a wager with a friend that if Mc-
Kinley was elected he would go
without socks for the next four
years. Jerry loses and will carry
out his agreement.
Frank Akridge's Cow.
The Howling (Jrceii Times tells
about her in these words:
A Halls county farmer lost a
ow in a very queer manner one
night last week. The animal got
into the summer kitchen, found
and swallowed an old umbrella and
a cake of yeast. The yeast fer
menting in the poor beast's stom
ach raised the umbrella and she
died in horrible agony.
Petty Quarrel Led to It.
Following item we clip from the
Montgomery County Tribune:
Henry Spinsby, SO years old, a
resident of this city since 1N12, at
tempted suicide yesterday evening
nt his home No. Olive street,
by cutting his throat. His motive
ay in a petty quarrel with his
wife, and he decided that when a
man's better half refuses to stand
by him he were better dead.
A Laddonia Man.
The Vandalia Leader uses
J. S. McCune, who recently
sullied the eashiership of Laddnu-
a Hank, is making a success of it
from the start. Mr. McCune was
president while Mr. Wilder was
cashier, but they simply changed
positions, which was agreeable to
all concerned. Mr. McCune has
moved his family into Laddonia
from his farm and is comfortably
domiciled in a handsome cottage.
The business of money changing
evidentlv agrees with him since he
is assuming nldermanic propor
tion. His bank is one of the sub
stantial institutions of Audrain
and is in a prosperous condition.
Changed the Name.
The Alton officials have changed
the name of (ilendale station to
Selsa. This is a famous place
just east of Kansas City, which
was the scene of so many train
robberies. Passengers were so
well posted that whenever the
brakemau shouted the name (ilen
dale they were nervously appre
hensive until after the train had
gotten past the dangerous place.
This was the scene of the Jesse
James exploits and less than a
year ago a train of the Alton was
held up there. The officials figur
ed that if the name was changed
to something radically different
that passengers might forget that
such a place ever existed and
would not associate the lonely
spot with train robbers. Just
where they found the euphonious
uame of Selsa is not known.
Preacher Trades Horses.
A good joke is tohl on a certain
minister of the gospel living iu
Boone county, who likes to trade
horses by way of recreation. By
some means the preacher came in
to possession of a horse that would
not pull at all when be came to
hill. The parson had no use for
that kind of a steed and determin
ed to trade him off. He found i
purchaser who inquired particu
larly as to the age, condition and
finalities of the parson's steed. At
last he asked if he was a tried pul
ler. "It would do your soul good
to see him pull," was the enthusi
astic response. Hie trade was
made and in a few days the new
owuer came back and claimed the
parson had misrepresented the
qualities of the animal. "I told
you it would do your soul good to
see him pull, and would it not
have done bo?" The purchaser miw
the point and dropped the subject
"Our Favorite Poisons."
Mrs. John H. Henderson, whose
husband back in the '70's was a
candidate for (iovernor of Missou
ri on the Republican ticket, is a
good cook and a politician too.
She worked for Hryan this year,
with pen and main, but as a writ
er to help the cooks the following
from Washington City will inter
est our readers:
Mrs. John H. Henderson, of
Houndary Castle, Washington, I).
C, is busily engaged in putting
the finishing touches to a new
hook, "Our Favorite Poisons,"
upon which she has been engaged
for the last four years and will
soon be ready lor the publisher.
For years Mrs. Henderson has
been regarded as an authority up
on all matters pertaining to cook
ing and hygiene; from the time,
indeed, when her "Cook Hook"
was published, and when General
Henderson was a Senator from
Chief among the subjects treat
ed in "Our Favorite Poisons,"
are alcohol, tobacco, tea and cof
fee. Mrs. Henderson's versatility
may be understood when it is re
membered that it was largely to
her efforts that the splendid exhi
bition of pictures of local artists
was held Inst spring in the Corco
ran gallery. Mrs. Henderson is
an artist of ability, and drew the
plans of her home from a portion
of the Alhamhra.
Last season Mrs. Henderson
found time for wtitiug a series of
financial articles in one of the lead
ing papers and during this cam
paign worked with a will for Hryan.
f The Pipe
DKDICATED TO Till?
A boy was standing iu the cow shed one day
Smoking his grandfather's Pipe of Clay;
The boy was young, the pipe was old
But the sequel to this story has oft been told.
Great beads of sweat on his brow did stand,
And the Pipe of Clay fell from his hand.
He felt great pain in his stomach risin',
And said to himself, "1 believe I'm pizined."
He swooned and into the manger fell,
And there heaved "Jonah" to a fare-you-well.
Now this boy is-old and his hair is gray,
Hut he has never forgotten the "Pipe of Clay."
Killed in Football Game.
Chicago, Nov. !. In a football
game at the Normal Park School
grounds today, Sixty-eight street
and Stewart avenue, Edward Gil
lette, aged 17, was so seriously in
jured that he died iu a few hours
at his home.
According to the story told by
the boys who were playing with
him at the time, Gillette, who had
hold of the ball, slipped and fell
as he was trying to make a dash
around tlie end.
All the players piled on him,
and the opposition endeavored to
get the pigskin away from him
Gillette held onto the ball and
shouted that he was injured. He
attempted to rise, but failed.
It was found that he was suffer
ing from internal injuries. After
reaching home he became uneon
scions, and died.
After the election Hryan sent
McKinley tho following telegram:
"Hon. William McKinley, Pres
ident At the close of another
presidential campaign it is my lot
to congratulate you upon a second
victory." '.' .
Doa't Tobwrt Spit I
I KmiAt Tour Mr Imj.
To quit Wibawo i
Ixirto fanny ana lorerer, be mag
netic, lull of life, nana and vivur, UUa NoTo-
Uae. tliownndcr worker, Uisl malie weak men
strong. All druvlbM, - II. Cure I'unrun
teed. Ilooklet bud sampls free. Address
BterUag Itemed Co., Chicago or New York,
GOVERNMENT ONCE r
Here's about a musician little
known in the world, tho his music
has been sung by thousands. He
wrote as Alice Hawthorne, and
one of his famous pieces was,
"Listen to the Mocking Bird."
Following was written from Phila
An old man, who celebrated his
seventy-fourth birthday last May,
is busy just now correcting the
manuscript of a new song. At the
same time that friends gathered
about him last spring to congratu
late him on his birthday they also
congratulated him because it was
the forty-fourth anniversary of the
publication of the song, "Listen
to the Mocking Bird."
This song has gone all over the
world. The greatest of singers
have sung it, street urchins have
whistled it and the greatest of
musicians, as well as the humblest,
have played it. The name of the
author on the title page of the
music is Alice Hawthorne. This
is an assumed name. The real
name of the composer is Septimus
Mr. Winner has always made
his home iu Philadelphia. This is
Mr. Winner's account of the cir
cumstances under which he wrote
the famous "Listen to the Mock
ing Bird," as he related it recently
to a few friends:
"At the time I wrote the song
there was n lively, merry-hearted
little colored boy running around
the streets of Philadelphia. The
boy was always whistling or sing
ing to the accompaniment of a
guitar, and I was fond of" listen
ing to him. One day I asked him
of Clay ssr
YolNii AM Kit CAN.
if he would sing a song if I would
write it for him. He said that he
would, and I wrote, 'Listen to the
Mocking Bird,' set it to music my
self and taught it to the boy. It
at once became popular and soon
everyone was whistling the air or
singing the words, and when I
published it there was a great de
mand for it."
The song was sung all over A-
nierica and iu many parts of Eu
rope. Many of the most noted
public singers of the day sang it
on me stage, and one sueii sinner
in particular, Miss Emma Nevada,
has snug it iu all parts of I Ik
world. She is so fond of the song
that she sought out the author
when she was in Philadelphia, and
on the occasion of her last visit to
this city she invited Mr. Winner
to hold a reception with her after
a concert she had given.
Those who remember having
seen the name of Alien Hawthorn e
given as the author of the song on
its title page will perhaps wonder
why this name was given as the
author if it was written by Mr.
Winner. Tho explanation is that
Mr. Winner wrote a great many
of his songs over the name of Al
ice Hawthorn, and he sent Bisten
to the Mocking Bird" into the
world over that name. Another
pen name of his is "Mark Mason."
Indeed, most of his songs huve
Wen written over names other
than his own, which is proof of
the fact that modesty is one of Mr.
Winner's most marked character
istics. Soldier boys of the civil war will
remember another song of Septi
mus Winner's that was the sensa
tion of the day when it was first
put into circulation, and that was
sung around many a camp fire.
This mice famous old war song
was "Give l"s Hack Our Old Com
mander." It was inspired by the
removal of Gen. MeClellan from
the command of the Army of the
Potomac. The failures of his suc
cessors created much criticism and
discontent, and this fact suggested
the song to Mr. Winner. It voic
ed the sentiment of the thousands
of soldier boys who loved MeClel
lan, and the song made such an
impression that it attracted the at
tention of the War Department.
Some idea of the impression the
song made may be had from the
fact that the Department of War
felt called upon to suppress it, and
an order went forth forbidding the
sale of the song. Mr. Winner
was notified that he would be im
prisoned in Fort Lafayette if he
continued to sell the song, and a
public singer, Julia Mortimer, who
was singing it with tremendous ef
fect on the stage, was informed
that she would be imprisoned if
Rhe continued singing it. One
may be sure that the soldiers did
not take kindly to the order for
bidding them to sing the song,
and the feeling against General
Burnside, who had succeeded Gen
eral MeClellan, was stronger than
it had been before.
Mr. Winner is also the author
of that old-time favorite, "What
is Home Without a Mother?" He
wrote also "Whispering Hope,"
and many other favorites.
Is Getting There.
The Louisiana Press tells the
following story of how a certain
boy in that town is pushing to
Almost any day a small boy,who
has grown to be a familiar figure
at the wood market, can be seen
standing by his wagon in front of
the Court House, calling out to
passers-by, "Wood, sir?" and "a
nice load of wood, Madam, for a
dollar: every stick laid in straight."
Few persons who sec tin; boy
know that he is the bright, intelli
gent lad that he is and that for
years lu has hail an object iu view
and that each load of wood sold
Wrings him nearer the realization
of his life's dream. He is now a-
bout 17 or 18 years old.
Some years ago he made up his
in i iul that he would some day la
the owner of a farm and a herd of
fat cattle and all other things
which go to make up a comfortable
ountry home. With this determi
nation to spur him on he started
out to "get the price" of a farm.
He has since been working faith
fully and it. is saiil that he now
possesses the snug sum of sfil.HOO.
Each week he adds to his bank
account and he ices iu the not dis
tant future that farm, etc. Last
winter he had one hundred cords
if wood cut. with which to supply
his trade this winter. This cut in
to stove wood will hnug linn a
snug sum some four or five dol
lars per cord. Hy honest loading
and fair dealing he has made many
permanent customers who will buy
wood of no one else. Jle declares
that as soon as he is able to buy a
farm he will quit the wood busi
TAXATION IN FRANCE.
Kvorytliliig That I l"rodiir(le)
trllmtr to the ICevMiiur.
Taxation In Franco la moat thorough
and complete. Almost everything of
any valuo or of money-producing pow
cr Is taxed In France. If a saloon
keeper or restaurateur places tables,
chalnt, planU, flowers or statuary In
front ot his establishment, or an awn
ing over his front door or windows;
If a merchant, a second-hand furnl
ture dealer, grocer, greengrocer or
flower vendor displays goods In front
of his establishment he pays the city
a tax or a reDt for the use of the sldH
wnlk or the space in the air occupied
by the awning. Everything that comes
inte the city in the shape of wine,
fruit, poultry, fish, any kind of food
or drink, is taxed, at the city gates.
All banks, stocks and credits are taxed.
All oanns, sio as nucr.uu, -"
Money unproductive is not taxed, and
no special effort Is made to get at it
Tha principle pervading the tax sys-
tern U to nake everything pay tnat is . u(IMltoi-4lluly (ur ten cent.. All drug
productive. New York Press. isls, satisfaction guaranteed, l"c,25c,80c.
EYESIGHT IS PRICELESSI
You do not fro to a Mai-k.milth for n net of false teclli. Then why
should you go to other tlillil expert optician to luivc eyes attended to?
'KCROWNSTONE OPTICAL CO.
Dr. W. P. Con well
-and his stuff of KM-rt tfi'i:ins are now located at their Kpuclous
optical parlors at .Mexico. Mo. We never fail In adjusting lense to
erfect satisfaction of all ho are snfferinn from weak or defective
vision. And we guarantee to lit all cases.
Weak Kyes Streiiirtheiied
I'll 1 1 i UK SlKllt Kestored
Kyes Tested Free.
We have the only optical house In Mexico, and can detect and cor
rect all defects of ision. Do not turn a deaf ear to this, hut see and
understand for yourself, for the siiilit may In- preserved to the greatest
aire by usitiK properly lilted glasses. hcreas, thousands of good eyes
are ruined hy the use of Improperly litled spectacles. Come anil see us
- It costs you nothing. Come have Dr. ('unwell explain the effect of
eye-strain upon your health. Don't neglect this, tlie honest ad Ice of
a recognized specialist.
Steel Uiinnicd tilasses. f up. (iohl liiiumcil lihisses.fcl and up.
CROWNSTONE OPTICAL COMPANY,
South Sido Squar; Mtxlco. Mo.
An Audrain Boy.
James W. Myers, of this city,
gives the Mi'.ss.v;K permission to
use the following letter received
by him from Ernest (I. Koch, for
merly of this county, but now a
member of Co. II, 4Uli C. S. Vol.
I ti ft . , and located at Cazagan,
Mindimio, Philippine Islands:
We ant located just three de
grees south of the equator and the
weather is quite warm.
The Fortieth Keginient came to
this island the last of March and
opened up tin1 ports. Companies
K, F, (i and II, the latter of which
I am a member, are stationed at
It is very quiet everywhere, ex
cept here and nt Oriekcta, but
there are six companies here. My
company has had one light on this
island. We ran into the Insur
gent's trap and lost seven men and
had seven wounded. Our captain
and first lieutenant were among
the latter. In Co. "M" two were
killed and three wounded. The
entire couipaiiv did not go out and
we were in a hot place. Bullets,
rocks and anything the enemy
otild get flew thick. There was a
hill to our left and front, and we
attempted to charge them, but the
traps were too thick for us. When
we would run against the line of
the traps they would go off ami if
a man was in front of one it would
run a spear thru him. The rest
of the regiment will be here
and we are going to take
I like tins island line, us it is
quite a pretty place and quite
hcalthv. The rainy season dot
not amount to so much here as it
does on the island of Luzon.
Our campaign on I Luzon was
short but tough. We had four
teen scraps in forty-three days.
The Insurgents fired on our pro
vision carts every time they went
The greatest sight I have ever
seen is the volcano, Mavon. It is
J.'J'III feet high. It had an erup
tion on March 1st, which lasted
three ilaS. The whole island shook
and large streams of lava ran down
the mountain sides. It was a
beautiful sight at night, but not
very pleasant, for we could not git
anything fit. to drink; the water
was black and the air was full of
cinders. It. was not very pleasant
trying to keep the coal ashes out
of one's eyes.
I think this couiiliy will be a
great thing for the I'uitcd States;
it wili furnish all of the hemp they
need. A lug schooner lull was
landed at the dock the other day.
The natives bale the hemp like we
llriulr Is Dlond Deep.
Clean blood means a clean skin. No
beauty without it. Cawarets, Csudy I uthar
' tiili "" '" H? " la-
.,irrlllff UI, the u,v iivr .nt driving all im-
purities from the body, lttgiu today to
; bsiji. h iuiies, !". wou- im, biackiiesa.
I ler Life for Money
The Halls County Times tells
l he following pathetic story:
A most estimable lady who does
not live more than a thousand
miles from Xcw London, is now
very sick probably her death
sickness. The doctors iu attend
ance say her ailment is nervous
prostration, and they are probably
correct. Hut what caused this
breaking down of her nervous sys
tem? It is sinililv too much work
iu an attempt to get rich iu this
world's goods. From early morn
till late at night this, good .wyjmiu
has toiled for many years. They
she and her husband nee in n
manlier, rich. They have a plenty
of this world's goods and to spare.
I. ut what will il avail herf She
cannot take a penny of this hard
earned money with her when she
goes hence. It will lie left, per
haps, to their children, who will
never take a thought of how mo
ther toiled and killed herself to
save it for them. They will, in
nil probability, spend it with a
lavish hand and die poor them
selves. Ah, this giving up one's
life for a few paltry dollars is fool
ish iu the extreme when looked at
in the proper light. Far better it
is to help the weak, lift up the
fallen, cheer the downcast, and,
finally go to otir long, last sleep
with the consciousness that you
have done what you could to make
the world brighter and better, than
it is to "gain the whole world and
lose your own soul."
Will l ight On.
Boston, Mass., Nov. 'J. "I'nder
any conditions involving a with
holding of independence, the Fil
ipinos will continue to light in de
fense." This was the reply of Senor Six
to Lopez, formerly a member of
the Filipino commission to the l'
niteil Stales ami a close associate
of Agiiiualdo, when asked today
what would be the course of his
people. He was asked:
"Ho you recognize America's
responsibilities to the world at
large since I he I'nited States have
driven out Spain?''
"Yes, but those responsibilities
ought to be discharged by Ameri
ca, and not at the expense of the
Philippine independence. These
responsibilities, iu so far as the
treaty of Paris is concerned, were
undertaken by America without
"If so, what guarantee can your
pie offer for an orderly govern
ment that will satisfy Europe and
justify American withdrawal?"
" We have never undertaken to
'satisfy' those who would never be
satisfied, no matter what we did.
We can only say that we ure ripe
for independent government, and
we believe that we shall be in a 8
strong a pos;tion as Japan now oc