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MEXICO. AUDRAIN COUNTY, MISSOURI, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1903.
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Some people sing "Jesus paid
it all" and imagine that they have
a receipt in full.
Skiunei' and San" Fe news let
ters arrived too late last week to
be gotten in type.
Isaac Johuson of the southwest
part of the county has sold out
and moved to Eldorado Springs.
Miss Mary Jurguse n of Macon
City has bought the interest of
Josephine Morris in the millinery
firm of Hopkins & Morris in this
Owing to the inclement weather
of February 4th Tom Jones put
off his sale till Tuesday, the 17th
inst., at which time the sale will
take place rain or shine.
Wisht them railroad surveyors
would get out of Monroe county;
Middletown wants to see how far
the natural born civil engineers
are to pull the road from Middle
"A horse ran away with my
brother and he hasn't been out of
doors for three weeks." "That's
nothing; my brother ran away
with a horse, and he hasent been
out of doors for three years.
The Ledcrer ioins all the people
of Mexico in extending sincere
sympathy to John Beal, editor ot
the Mexico Message, I iu the loss of
his mother who was a noble. Chris
tian woman. Mexico Ledger.
Prof. A. S. Green of Sturgeon
has been appointed county school
commissioner of Boone county to
fill the unexpired term of Prof. E.
S. Patterson, who has accepted a
position in the Marshall school.
At the. administrator's sale of
the estate of Irvin M. Calhoun
last week cows sold from $30 to
$10; 3 and 4-yearold steers at
$4.25; 7 brood sows averaged $23
a head; farming implements and
hay brought good prices.
Miss Estella Blattner who spent
i a vnirr. n iin rmiru 1 1
Mexico, on account of the burning
of the Wellsville school house, re-
turned last week to take charge of
her' school, the Board having
rented some houses for the school.
Editors John Beal, of the Mex
ico Message and Graut Beal, of
the Laddonia Herald. have the
sincere sympathy of the entire Iu
telligencer force in their bereave
ment over the loss of their good
Christian mother. Mexico Intel
ligencer. New Florence Leader: We. ex
tend our sympathy to John Beal
of the Mexico Message and Grant
" Beal of the Laddonia Herald in
the Iobs of their mother. None
can realize the loss of a parent
onlv bv the sad experience. It is
a trying ordeal. . ;
A Mexico young man, who is
very bashful, duriug the . recent
big rain went to see his best girl
and it began to rain, audit rained
and rained. She told him it 'would
be a pity for him to go home in
the rain and asked him to stay all
night. He hated to refuse, so he
"said alright, and she told him she
would go and prepare his bed,' It
required some little time, ... aud
when sha cume back imagine her
surprise at fludiug him dripping
with rain. ' She asked him where
he had been aud he told her he
1 went home to gut his night shirt.,
Hwt la PtIM form
It is thought that Lou Erb near
Rush Hill has the smallpox.
J. M. Pollard and wife will visit
at Jennings. La., starting on the
trip this week.
It is stated that a Mexico
estate firm cleared $8,000
week on oue deal.
Maude Wisdom of
and Homer Pickett
county were granted
cense last week.
The case of Fairbanks, Morse &
Co. of St. Louis vs. C. M. Bas
kett of this city, in the St. Louis
Court of Appeals, has been re
versed and remanded.
One of the Hardin College girls,
Miss Hove Hannon, fell down a
stairway a short t.me since and
was injured in the back so that
she was compelled to keep to her
roomfor a time.
Our Skinner correspondent
makes the following observations;
Seeing that so many rural free
deliveries are started or will be
soon what's the matter with start
ing about two from Thompson, one
coming north and the other going
south! Some enterprising man or
set of men should set this project
The Robyn recital at the Prome
nade street Methodist church last
Friday night was a great success.
A large audience was present and
the program was thoroly apprecia
ted. The program wrought good
and the community would only be
bettered could we have such a re
Perry Enterprise: The piece of
saw which broke out of the saw
which killed It. J. Nelson was
found a quarter of a mile away,
and sticking about 8 inches in the
ground. It weighs about 25 lbs.
It was not the piece of broken saw
which killed Mr. Nelson, it was the
remaining part left on the shaft,
which' flew around and struck him
on the shoulder close to his neck
and laid-open a gash about 6 in.
on his breast and about ten inches
down his back, thru and thru.
St. Louis has passed a law mak
ing it a $1 to $2 fine to spit on the
sidewalk or in a street car.
Some people are never satisfied.
Marconi having given us
wireless telegraphy, the Washing
ton Star has set up a cry for coal
A Webb City woman has sued a
railroad company for $2,000 daina
ges for the killing of a race horse.
Railroad' trains won't touch a
horse or cow not a tbroughbred
A Linn county paper says
"A traveling man at the depot
Monday afternoon showed the
loungers about the place a simple
X-'Ray experiment much to the
astonishment of the crowd. Some
one was there with a string of
ducks and he pulled a few feathers
from the fowl, and passed them
around, giving the following
instructions: Place the feathers in
your right baud and hold close to
right eye; hold your left hand bet
ween the feather and the suu and
look closely. The crowd was ustou
ished at what -they saw. Every
bone in the had could plainly
seen aud you could Beo every liga
ment. Try it your self it you are
skeptical. The darker the feather
the more powerful the X-Ray.
M. W. A. DELEGATES.
The County Convention
Mexico Next April.
The county convention of Mod
ern Woodmen is to be held in this
city April 1. This convention
elects delegates to the State camp
to be held at Jackson, Mo., in
May, and this convention will
elect delegates to the national
convention to be held at Indianap
olis June 15. The most impor
tant question to be considered . be
fore these several conventions will
be the subject of re-adjustment of
the insurance rates of the Wood
men order. To the county conven
tion the Mexico camp has elected
J. N. Cross, F. A. Sannebeck, A.
Hughes. L. D. Penny, J. H. D.
Stevens, Dr. Bridgford, C. R.
Lupton, E. E. Jones, J. W. Plun
kett, E. F. Kunkel, D. A. Mur
phy, Victor Victor; alternates, J.
D. Pratt, John T. Baker, F. P.
McCord, Mertie Johnson, Henry
Miller, Frank Beck, M. E. Hook,
Gip Mildred, A. M. Trimble,
David Sneed, L. E. Smiley and
The following is a will written
by a drunkard dying in a New
York hotel. It was found on a
chair by his bedside after he had
takeu his life:
"I leave to society a mined
character and a wretched example;
I leave to my parents as much
sorrow as they in their feeble state
can bear. I leave to my bro thers
and sisters as much shame and
mortification as I could bring up
on them. I leave to my wife a
broken heart and a life of shame.
leave to my children ignorance,
poverty, a low character aud one
remembrance, that their father
filled a drunkard's grave, and has
gone straight to hell."
England's new drink act, which
went into operation Jan. 1, is
worthy the attention or large cora-
muuities. Drunkards are arrested
upon complaiut. First offences are
ightly punished, or pardoned up
on promises of good behavior. Se
rious offenses are placed under
bond not to purchase or drink in
toxicants. Habitual drunkards
are given long sentences, impris
oned for a time and I then paroled
under surveillance. At the first
indication of drunkenness they are
returned to serve out their terms
Altho severe the law is humane in
all respects. . It allows the indi
vidual every opponuuity to re
form aud at the same time drunk
eness :s made a grave crime
Forty two years ago there was
only oue couuty iu the state with
out negro slaves; there are now
seventeen counties that report
no negro children of school age and
twenty seven counties having no
negro children attending school.
The counties having no chil
dren of school age are: Barry,
Carter, Gasconade, Gentry, Hick
ory, Maries, McDonald, Oregon,
Pulaski, Reynolds, Ripley, Schuy
ler, Shannon, Taney, Texas, and
Stone. The following have negro
children not attending school:
Adair, Bollinger, Camden, Dal
las, Harrison, Doughlas, Dunklin,
Mercer, Stoddard, Ozark. In
none of these counties are there
more than 100 negro children. Qf the
seventeen counties having no ne
gro children, fourteen are repre
sented in this legislature by Re
publicans, while of the ten having
a very small number of negroes,
Dunklin and Stoddard, are the on
ly represented by Democrats.
E. S. Kelley, of near Benton
City, made this office a pleasant
business call lust jMouday.
County Court Doings.
Geo. D. Barnard, supplies
county officers, $49. 81.
0. A.Davalt, supplies, $3.00.
Mexico Plumbing Co., supplies
for jail, $5.25.
M. Pilcher Jewelry Co., supplies
for sheriff, $15.
. Mexico Ledger, supplies for Cir
cuit Court and County officers,
H. L. Bickley, quarter salary as
prosecuting attorney, $200.
Mexico Water Works Co., sup-
plies at jail and Court House, $12.
Geo. E. Benz, supplies County
Buckner & Whitney, supplies
for Court House, $12.50.
G.W.Robertson, supplies for
Court House and jail, $15.50.
Ferris & Cauthorn, supplies
county farm, Court House
Frank Coatsworth, supplies
jail aud bridge lumber, $27.78.
State Lunatic Asylum No.
county patients, $1,860.80.
State Lunatic Asylum No.
county patients, $19.10.
"Fix It" Shop, supplies Court
J. ti. Muster having been ap
pointed deputy constable of Loutre
Township on Nov. 17, 1902, by J.
Kleinsorge, constable of said
township, is now by the court ap
J. II. Minor having been ap
pointed Deputy Recorder on Jan .
1, last, by S. E. Kendall, Record
er for said county, is now by the
Wallace Rodgers having been
appointed Deputy of Salt River
Towuship by C. T. Howell, con
stable, on Jan. 8, 1903, is now by
the court approved.
J. 15. liraham having been ap
pointed Deputy Clerk of the coun
ty court by E H. Carter, Clerk of
the county court, ou Jan. 4, 1903,
is now by the court approved.
The report of the condition of
the capital and school fund of Au
drain county having been exam
ined and approved is hereby or
dered of the record of the court.
ti. S. McJiinney, bridge com
J. C. Mundy, supplies for coun
ty farm, jail and Court House, $11,-
C. F. Bush, supplies for county
J. 11. Sallee, supplies tor coun
ty treasurer, $15.60.
M. O. Flynt, Clerk Road No
18. annual settlement by the
J. W. Do well, Clerk Road Dis
trict No. 2, anuual settlement by
the court approved.
Eppa F. Llliott, Clerk, C. T.
Jesse, President,, Road District
No. 9. annual settlement by the
J. W. Renuer, Clerk Road No.
10. annual settlement by 'the
A. D. Bledsoe, Clerk Road Dis
trict No. 13, annual settlement by
the court approved.
D. E. Elder. Clerk. J. H. Scott.
President, Road District No. 7, nn
nual settlement by the court ap-
, Coleman Younger, survivor of
the three brothers who were sen
tenced to life imprisonment because
oi connection wun lue obuk roo
bery and murder at Northfield,
Minu., iu 1875, has been granted
a full pardon by the Minnesota
state board of pardons, on cbndi
tion that he promises never to
place himself ou exhibition and
that he leave the state of Minn.
uever to return voluntarily. He
is now 57 years of age.
take up his residencd
Three Murderers Sentenced
to be Hanged March 6.
Jefferson City, Feb. 3. Among
the decisions rendered by division
No. 2 of the supreme court this
morning were three murder cases
in which each of the murderers
was sentenced to be hung March
6, 1903. They were Charles Ray
of St. Joseph; who murdered John
R. Martin by shooting him with a
pistol at a dance at the home of
Peter Jones, December 27, 1900,
as the result of a drunken quarrel.
Another case is that of James
L. Gartrell of Amoret, Bates coun-
ty, who murdered D. B. Donegan,
in March, 1901. Donegan was
the Colorado miner whe came to
Kansas City from Victor, Colo.,
in March, and purchased a team
aud wagon from J. J. Lirby at
526 Grand avenue. Later in March
Donegan, Gartrell and his son,
William occupied a log cabin in
Bates county. The evidenoe
shows that Gartrell murdered
Donegan for his money. The
other was the case of "Bud" Tay
lor of Kansas City.
Gartrell moved away from Mexico
a few years ago and is well known
to many of our citizens.
Two Policies Contrasted.
A senator thus contrasts imper
ialism and self government:
What have your ideals brought
you and what have they cost yout
1. For the Philippine Islands
you have had to repeal the Declar-
taion of Independence.
For Cuba you have had to re
affirm and give it a new luster.
2. For the Philippine Islands
yow have had to convert the Mon
roe docrtine into a doctrine of
For Cuba you have acted on it,
3. In Cuba you have got the
eternal gratitude of a free people.
In the Philippine islands you
have got the hatred and sullen
submission of a subjugated peo
4' From Cuba you have brought
home nothing but glory.
From the Philippines you have
brought home nothing of glory.
5. In Cuba no man thinks of
counting the cost. The few sol
diers who have come back home
from Cuba wounded or sick carry
about their wounds and pale faces
as if they were medals of honor.
What soldier dories iu a wound
or an empty sleeve which he got
iu the Philippines!
6. The conflict with the Philip
pines has cost you $600,000,000,
thousauds of soldiers the flower
of your youth the health aud
sanity of thousands more, aud
hundreds of thousands ot Filipnos
F. N. Parker, says our Skinner
correspondent, will move to Mus
koeee. I. T. about the middle of
this month. We regret loosing
such valuable people from our
midst but hope they will Boon re
turn to Audrain, the gardeu ppot
The new Methodist church at
Laddonia is to be dedicated the
gecQnd Sunday iu Aprii
Palmore, editor of the St. Louis
Christian Advocate, will preach the
Showed Good Sense.
A Lewistown, Me., infant, asked
by hia Sunday School teacher what
he should have done if he had been
cast out of the whale's belly like
Jonah, said: "I fink I'd gone
home u nd got some
Care of the Motherless.
Mrs. Patti Moore, police mat
ron, talked to the Mother's union
yesterday on "Mothering the
Motherless." There was a l.irge
attendance. Mrs. Patti Moore
said in part:
"You have given me for a topic
the problem of the age. Who are
the motherless! Is it the babe
whose mother lies cnder the lil
liesf Undoubtedly the child has
lost its mother, but human nature
is warm-hearted and reaches for
its very own, and this babe, whose
tiesof blood are broken, finds heart
and love cemented in an adopted
mother and never knows what it
has lost or gained. The most
motherless of the motherless babes
is the child of living misfortune
the child born to a heritage of
crime, poverty, ignorance and
negligence. This child has not
only been handicapped from the
cradle, but every day adds to its
" What can be done with the
thousands of, innocents born and
reared in bad environments t It
takes no slight effort to rub out
first impressions. The ouly help
I know of is to place the children
above the plane of old associa
tions, bring into their lives new
and different mothers. This is
what the Humane society does,
and we should bless it for doing
this work. But these are not the
only motherless ones. Many chil
dren have in name two mothers
and two fathers, and yet are starv
ing for affection, the father and
mother being divorced and remar
ried. These are conditions which
we have to face frequently. They
are the conditions which will even
tually open the eyes of the law
makers and perhaps bring - about
a better moral status of the mar
riage relation. We need more
work like that of the Mother's
union to teach how to make good
homes and rear happy chidren."
Brlgham Young's Oldtst
Salt Lake City, Utah. Feb.3.
Mrs. Elizabeth Young Ellsworth,
who was the oldest child of Presi
dent Briham Young, is dead at
the age of 78 years. Mrs. Ellsworth
was born in Port Byrou. New
York, and accompanied her hus
band across the plains with the
second company of Mormons in
1847. She leaves four children,
thirty-seven grandchildren and
forty-seven great grandchildren.
Pouca (Neb.) Journal: The
experience of Editor Nelson in the
senatorial contest illustrates the
diffcultyof a newspaper man in at
taining office. newspaper man
by virtue of his occupation, holds
a high position iu the councils of
his party, but his position is that
of a bearer of burdens rather than
a wearer of houors. The sooner
he learus this fact, the happier
and more contented he will be. Of
course there is no apparent reasou
why a newspaper nan should not
aspire to office as well as any other
citizen, and his broad and varied
experience usually fits him admira
bly .for positions of public trust;
but his occupation is such as sub
jects him to more criticism than
falls to lot of ordinary mortals
and, for than reason, he U usually
not a good vote getter. When the
newspaper man makes np bis mind
to kill off all political tees that he
finds buzzing in dangerous proxim
ity to his bonnet and to devote
himself strictly to his Ibusiness of
boosting the other fellows at so
much per boost, the Jmore certain
he will be of a life free from Jgrief
and bitter disappointments.
Win, II. Sims and Mrs. S. E.
Ruesch, both of Rush Hill, were
granted marriage liceuse last wek.
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