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THURSDAY.SEPT. 21, 1905 It. E. French hus Louis. moved to St. Hathaway & Son will rebuild but not likely ou the old location. Miss Annie Weatherford at Lad donia i iufferinz from lung; trou ble. Miss Nina Cox nt is reported very ill fever. Uentou City with typhoid Lonuie Rynamnn of Olney, Lin coln county, will attend the Mexico schools this winter. ' Henry Marshall has gone to El Dorado Springs. We trust his health will bo much improved, Mitchell White has been chosen captain of Company F, N. G. M. in Mexico, W. G.IIutton resigned. lion. J. A. Potts of Mexico is to be one of the judges in the hone show in St. Louis next month. Etnmett Cunningham and wife left lust week for Paduca, Ky., where they will be located for a time. Circuit Court convened Monday. There are 144 cases to dispose of and Court will be iu session eight een days. Rev W. II. Paschall of Mexico was transferred by the late Meth odist conference back to St. Louis conference- Mrs M. L. Jones made a trip to St. Louis this week to arrange for the immediate opening of the Old Ladies home in this city, Rev. J. S. Jesse will preaoh at Hopewell church, near Thompson, nextSunday morning at 11 o'clook, tHe invites all to the service. John Gulick, suffering from rup ture, has been brought to town where he can be handy to his phy sicians. He is resting better. A section of the new HO foot fly wheel at the electric light plant fell a few days ago and was broken and ruined. Another wheel had to be ordered. J. D,Lambert Is back fi'Qm Kan sas and Colorado. He has been a ereat sufferer lately from a brlle on his leg. He was hurt by a till a few weeks ago. We heard it or dreamed i or. maybe it is a lie-a Mexip' young man is in a predicament. He wants to get married and while he is't afraid to pop the question he is afraid to question her pp. The city officers, sincf the fire Monday night, are nor in the room over Buckner & f hitney's store. The prisoners at the city jail are given their fr'dom at night but are required to report every morning. Founders Day at Uardin"cllege was celebrated Monday u?ht in the college chapel. Presidut J. W. Million delivered the idreaa of welcome. The main addss of the evening was by Rev.f. T. Proctor, on tho "New Uhiniv grain and stocjbarn The lark. .,6n miles nk of E. B. Norris.st. rher east of Mexico, on the ia..iiok by Fred Norris resides, was straining lightning last Saturday mom and was destroyed. The farm -plements, etc., and live stock.it. cept one cow were all gotten fed; About 40 tons of hay were stras in the building, all of which red lost. The loss is $1,800 insv , for $500. Attention, Farmers. & The annual meeting of the Fi L. Cooperative Insurance Amoco tion of Audrain couutylwill be he at the office of J. W. Howe.ll ii Mexico at 10 a. m., Tuesday, Oct., 10,1905, (this is second day of carnival), for the purpose of elect ing President, Vice President.Sec retary, three directors and all other business coming before the Assoc iation; also a vote to change Ar ticle 2, Seo. 5, to read, $500 in place of $200, nud Art. 2, Sect. G in line 12 add, theu policy hall become void uutil reinstate ment by option of president and secretary, - E. E. Jones, Pres. E. B. Norhis, Sec'y. A BIO FIRE. Hathway's Grain Buness Destroy ed and City Hall Greatly Damaged. Monday tiinht Mexico had anoth er big fire, nathaway & Sou's grain store and elevator went up in smoke aud the fire also went thru the City Hall, cleaning up the furnishings and burning off the roof. A heavy rain was fall ing at the time and thus the sur rouuding buildings aud the Riugo block ucross the street, to the uorth.wcre saved. The origiu of the fire is un known. It started in Hathway's building and broke out about 9:30. The buildiug was full of a dense smoke at the time the Are was dis covered. No oue could endure the smake to enter the building to car ry out auy of the contents. The fire company was ou hands early and worked hard but to little pur pose. The City Hall would have been saved but fof the heat starting a fire just nuder the ulate roof inside, which could not be reached for the ceiling. The city records and val uable papers were all Eaved. When the roof burned off and fell then the fire company was able to get at the blazes und the floors and walls of the building were saved. Hathaway & Sou put their loss at about $1G,000. They had just unloaded six cars of timothy seed in the building, valued at $1,200 a car. Their total insurance is $11, 500. The damage to the City HaU is fully oovered by insurance. r YOUR NEIGHBORS Mrs. J. A. Guthrie visited in Marshall last week. Mrs. Homer Mundy is visiting in Ind.an Territory. Miss Frances Mason is a student in the State Hniyerpjty, Miss Maggie Walker of Rowcna je attending Stephen College. Miss Benetta Barclay and broth er Ray are atteuding school in Col umbia. U. P. Warden U visiting, at his Old borne- in Rappahannock county, Virginia. J. G. Apel of Benton City is home frera a visit to his old hqie ijU Europe. J. N. Cross who is teaching at Hallsville spent Sunday and Mon day in Mexico. Dr. W. F. Traughber and wife arrived home from Portland, Ore gon, last week. Misses Alum and Mary Rowe of tbis county are attending school nt Lexington, Mo, Miss Blanee Neily is visiting relatives at New Loudon, Perry and other places. Miss America Watts,' soulheast of Mexico, returned to Spokane. Wash., this week. William Coatsworth of Mexico is a studeut in the military school at Delafield, Wisconsin. Miss Belh Wisdom visited her parents iu Marshall last week aud attended the afreet fair. B. F. Cooksey of Osage Co,, Kansas,visited his sister in Mexico this week, Mrs. B. A. Thorn- burg. Juo.Peinbei ton and family put Sunday with their fri.euuV.Mr. and Mrs. Wm.. -Welkin, ou North .Tf- fersou, street, Rev. J. J. Griffin, of Troy, was up hi Audraiu last week, visitiug in Mexico und Laddouiu, lookiufr after property interests. Mrs. Mary D, Nicholas- kft Tuesday noon. Jo ReedleyCalifur- nia, to apeivi the. winter . daughter Mrs. V. W 'u uer ant In . uicllhiney, an assist- ue Message offloe.is enjoy- mg a well earned rest this week I among relatives ai Hannibal. Miss Maitha Shea of Louisiana State University is temporarily filling the place of Miss Elizabeth Gill in the Mexico Public school, Miss Gill having been sick for sev eral days. C. C. Lucas and wife of near Santa Fe returned home last waek from a three months' visit in Vir ginia. C. C. tells the Message be enjoyed himself white away, but be is glad to get back to old MUaouri aga;n. Mrs. R. M. White is home from Mndlavia, Iud., where she has for some time been enjoying the mud baths. A curd from Mrs. Mary Mosely written at Yellow Stone Park tells thnt she is hugely enjoying her western trip. Captain C. T. Allen and family moved to their future home in Vir ginia this week. This excellent family are held iu high esteem iu this community, and wc realize that, it is a loss iu the higher cir cles of society to have to give up Mr. Allen and his taleuted wife ii i id (laughters. A. C. Barnes of Mexico with his brother, J.L.Barnes, now R"p resentive of Pratt county, Kan , left last week for their old home, Sum merfleld, Ohio, where they will en joy "Home Coming Day." Ulu friends and neighbors, now scatter ed over different parts of the coun try, will meet again and talk over auld latig syne. Union Literary Society of the Mexico High School has elected the following officers: Marquess Wallace, presideut; George Ouuk ley, yice-presideut. Melnotte San nebeck, recording secretary; Grace Ellis, coriespouding sec; Johu Ellis, sergeant i Grace Morris, first critic; Otto Kuukel, oecond critic; Mitchell Boone, first librarian; Geo. Vanlandiugham, second libra rian; Ruth Bragg, treasurer; Rob ert Cannel, attorney. NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS POWELL FORD Old Salt River was ou a boom last Sunday. Water was out iu the road, so oue could not see the culyert. W have had plenty of rail) for the last two, weeks. J. Holliway who has been living on Robert Randle's farm, will now occupy a house on J. P. Powell's farm.. Win. Mason purchased the Car ter farm, 320 acres, paying $55 per acre. Autliur Hamilton and sister of Mexico and cousin Johu Hamilton of Rjch.njond, I?y., spent Sunday and. Monday with Mr aud" Mrs. Wal lace Johnson, EAST LINN. Willie Crews returned Suudny from St. L,ouis to visit home folks. Miss. EUir Freyer, on uccountof the siokuess of her sister, Heleu, and niece, Grace Schneider, did not go St. Louis as we reported, M,r- And Mi'3- Jarutte Mills nud little daughter, Georgia, after a week's visit with home folks in Warren Co. have returned home. Frank Miller went ou the excur sion Saturday. He returned home Monday. Mrs. Ben Kimuo received a paralytio stroke and is in a critical condition. THOMPSON. It. A.. Brown was here from Mexico Sunday. Mrs. G. E. Sims is home from a visit to Uoodliouse. Mrs. E. F. Elliott returned from Hallsville Saturday after several days visit to relatives. Earnest Buouo Is spending the week in Texas. R. S. McDonnell was iu Mexico Tuesday. Mrs. Chas Clurke was the guest of Laddonia friends Friday. J. F. Jesse aud wife speut Sun day in Mexico. Mrs. Jus Cunningham is spend ing the week iu Montgomery City. Miss Julia Uagerty iaUome from a pleasant visit with, Miss Bessie Burke. Mja tVrfe Jesse is attending Hardin College. Miss Edna Gunk ppent Snnduy with home 'il)lkg here. Audrain Mail Service. Washington, Sept. 14. Com plete rural free delivery has, been ordered established iu Audraiu County, Mo., effective Nov. 15. The total number of routes in the county is eight, of which the following are newi Benton City, route No. 2; Furber, route No. 1; Moliuo, route No. 2; Row ena, route No. 1; Rush Hill, route No 2; Thompson, route No. 2. CUPID'S CAPTURES Mr. Pabe Strong.a railroad man of thia city, aud Miss Clara, Sough ters, of Wellsville, were united In marrlago at the home of the bride' parents last Sunday uight. The Old Ladles' Home. The St. Louis Globe-Democrat contained the following nrtiele a few days ugo: At a meeting of the btate execu tive board of the King's Daughters, held at the residence of Miss So phie Roth Saturday afternoon, it was decided to proceed nt once to the completion of the home for old people, which the King's Daughters have begun nt Mexico, Missouri. Miss Roth has recently returned from Mexico, and said that the home will be a beautiful building, admirably adapted for the use for which it is intended. To com plete it a debt will be necessary, but it has been thought best to go ou with the work, and donations may come to help it on. Besides tho funds needed to complete the structure, the King's Daughters desire furniture , for some of the bedrooms, in which iron beds are to be used exclusively, and parlor furniture for two rooms. A kitch en range is also an accessory which must be secured, ns well us means for n granitoid walk around the place. It is planned to have the opening of the home nt the same time as the King's Daughters state con vention, which will bt! hold in Mexico early in November. "rilToRIM REAPER Nelson Bush, who formerly lived on West Lick, this county, and who for a number of years was employed nl Uuion Stock yards in Chicago, died last week. All the stock men remember Nels. Bush. His old neighbors in this county will be sorry to hear of his death. STOCK AND TRANSFERS Yirgil Dix of Rowena. lost a fine riding mare, Don't forget Glyu D. Jones' big sale next Thursday. E. G. Spence will have a colt show iu Thompson uext Saturday. Jim Quinlan'sbig annual stock sale will be held Thursday.October o. uou t rorget tue date. Lewellen & Smith, near Vanda- lia, will hold their stock sale Wed nesday, Oct. 11. This will pro bably be the largest sale ever held in this county. L'ok out for ad. in this paper. The Racket Store stock of goods iu Mexico will be moved to Furber. Mrs. T. R. Miles is proprietress. Fritz Laugenboch, a bricklayer at the new colorod school building iu this city, fell from his scaffold- iug, 30 feet to tho ground, Tues day morning. Ho was picked up in an uucouscious conditiou. Sev eral ribs were broken, an arm fractured and he is hurt internally. Ho has a wife and three children at Fulton, Proclamation by the Mayor. During the Parker Carnival, which commences October 9, 1905. and closes October 14, 190,"), the throwing or use of uuy confetti, (tour, starch, or uuy substance of like character, aud the use of rub ber balls, exploding or shooting sticks or canes, slap stick, feather dusters, or the use, of any article which tends to injure the person of another will be absolutely pro hibited upon the streets or avenues in the City of Mexico, Mo. Any person found using any of the above urtioles for purposes above mentioned, or uny person eugaged iu the sale or attempt to sell coufetti, rubber bulls, explod ing or shootiug sticks, or canes, during the week commencing Oc tober 9th, 1905, will be prosecuted under the ordinances of the city. It is my desire that the citizens of Mexico should enjoy themselves during this week, but their enjoy ment must be had in a legitimate mauner. Dated this 18th day of Sept., 1905. E. E. Jo.Nfe, Mayor. Richard Kidd has located iu St. Louis. That "Voice from Thompson," for the automobile, is from Thomp son, Mo that we neglected to udd to the bottom of tho article. Tub ruin was a great blessing to Mexico Monday uight. Had the weather been exceedingly dry, the Kreater portion of the business section of the city would have been burned. FIGHTS BACK. Kendall Shoots Another Shot at the Auto. To tho Editor of tho Message. You will please give the follow ing article space in your valuable paper, which the Ledger failed to copy. Yours truly, S. E. Keudull. Mexico,Mo.,Sept. 18th, 1905. To tlio Editor of tho rodRor. Dear Sir: In your paper of re cent date, I see an artiolo purport ing to bo from an Audrain farmer, in which there are statements that are not b i ne out by the facts. This beiug true, I will respectfully ask you to give mo space in your paper to refute such statements. The writer of tho article, who ever he may be, says thut the in telligence and the bone and sinew are universally in the majority. Admiting this to be true, on the auto question in Audrain county, you and all of tho friends of the auto must go away back and sit down. Again he says that af ter diligent canvass of several days, that GO names were procured cull ing for a mass meeting, when the truth of the matter is that I did uot canvass more than two hours, and obluiucd 20 names, and the next day Mr. D. M. Roberts and Frank Jumes with little effort ob tained 5G names and Mr, Robert Gray of Wilson Township sent iu 105 nud Joe Pratt sent i n 37 names, and 30 good men caino into my office aud nsKed to me to let them sign it, aud I have heard of but two farmers who have refused to sign it. If you will come t ,nv office I will showy-, the signa tures of 24 aa g00(j citizeug as you can find anywhere, 'who oppose the running of the auto on our public roads. To havo cuuyassed as long as your farmer stated, I could have obtained two thousand or more names. You charge us with being moss backs and in the way of progress, when the fact is you have resurrec ted theold aucieut war chariot, with its glittering blades of steel dripping with the blood of its vic tims, going at break-neck speed over the country, and you claim by your actions that progress just ifies the killiug nud mu;m:ng of the people. If I remember r'g'it'y the French revolution was brought about by the nobility riming rough shod over ihe people. About all of tin; revolutions in (lie his tory of the world have been brought about by the reckless dis regard of tho rights of the people, just lis the autoists are doiug today. Again the writer of your nrtu.-le says that the element who oppose the nuto is quite insignificant eith er iu numbers or in moral weight. This will b e resesnted by over two thousand of our best citizens. I will name only a few: Judge M. 0. Flint, Win. II. Iwn uau, J. W. Gilpin, 1) n i r I . - Molllhany, Morrison Luekhind, J. 1). Crews, C. 11. Slioup, J. (). Do well, J. R. Winn. Robt. Gray, J. 1$. Cottel, T. W. Crawford. J. W. Wootery, W. A. Edinouston.Jno. X. Brown, Lee Gregory, Ely Ireck. J. L. Ware, T. E. Hook, T. Berry, D. M. Caldwell. Agaiu you nil kinds of are disposed fight ou me. It oberts and U. L. say that we oppose invention, and you to make the whole Let us see. Some years ago the editor of the Ledger was out to my farm, and wrote up qnito an article on my np-to date buildings, etc., Wc will cee what kind ot u fogy I nni. I imported oue of the first thronghbred stall-, ius iuto Audraiu county, and I to further improve the stock of the county helped rebuild the old fair grounds, that, wus de. troyed during the civil war, and later took stock in our last Tuir and spent much timo iu helping to make Audrain the great stock center that it is today. You in companug our position to the robbers it has no paralel. Iustead of fogyism we olaim that the first incentive of progress in any community is safety on the public highway. Iu fact the sur est sign of retrogade and decay is to allow obstructions of danger on the highways. It makes little dif ference whether the damages are caused by the autos or robbers. Again you aay that we are mak ing against emigration into our county, when the fact is jnet the reverse, ai any farmer who values the safety of his family would only be too glad to go to a couutry where there are no dangers. Now.Mr. Farmer.or Editor, who ever you are, I want to say that I enjoy a goon humored news paper scrap and hope no ill-feeling will follow, but must sny that the At-..! 1 , . mexiuo uuuy press nas uccn very nnfuir during this controversy, in not giving their readers an account of all of the accidents caused by the autos, and instead of offering any sensible argument have indulg ed ridicule. Youru Respectfully, S. E. KENDALL. New Undertaking Extablishment. We are now prepared to serve tho public at our new under taking parlors, 205 South Jefferson St. Calls answered promptly tit all hours. J. L. IIi'iiiiics, Prop. Mrs. J.L.Hughes.Lady Atteuduut. OLD SOIDIERS MEET. Fighters In Two Wars Gath er In Mexico. The annual reunion of the Mex ican War Veterans, ufier n two days' session here, adjourned at noon last Thumluy. The grand old vets had an enjoyable time, the citizens lending every means to assist iu the entertainmeut. When time came to part some of the incidents were touching. Some will never meet again in auuuul reunion, they will have brcu ca'.'.ed to the great beyond, At tho opeuii" gessj011 0f the reunion lornev C. A. Barnes dc- 'Ave red au address of welcome to which waa given n reply by Gen eral Odon Guitar of Columbia. Officers for the ensuing year were elected ns follows: General Odon Guitar, chairman; Win. Boone, of Odessa, secretary and treasurer. Next meeting will be held at Chillicothe. At the same time of the week the 9th M. S. M. Rcuuiou met here nnd a joint meeting was held with the Mexican War Vet erans addressed by Gen. Guitar. There are only about twenty mem bers of their band of militia living and they were all present und are as follows: Jacob Frank, Fulton; Co D. OJon Guitar, Culumbiu, Colonel. James Peyton, WelUville, Co I). J. L. Spencer. J. D. Clurkstou. J. W. Hays, We!lsi!k Regular Army. A. Fields, Wcllsville, Co D. dipt. E K. Smith. Louisiana, Co A. L. D. Wilson, Holleiisvilie. Co 45. Li. W. Holiday, Moberly, Co 1). W. H. Sehnider, Cleveland, O. Co 11. R. Duane, Ashland, Co F. J. W. Sligall, president of the as sociation, Cairo, Co (i. E. S. Music, Clailvsville, Co. G. Dr. T. B. Ross. Slater. Co. A. S. aud Vin.Tler, Paris, Co F. (J. W. Pink. Vdii.l.iliii. Co. D W. II. Wils .1. 11. Bates, Hi M. Muhohey, W ;isv. slice. Co llsville, ( t. D A. See Liikenan & Bni nes fur faim insu ranee. The Hubert Creek was wash brid.ri' d out on Hi'.'in by the bile high waters. It will be a niiitt.r for the County Court to look ufier. FLUK! FLUR! We have decided to sell to the people of Mex ico nnd surrounding country Flour that is man ufactursd out of the Best Wheat that is raised in Missouri nnd milled by a Mexico institution for the following low paices for cash: 0. K. PATENT, Straight Patent, Baker's Standard, Will deliver the eoods anywhere in the city limits and guarantee every sack to be as good as ! any Flour that is on the market. Try a sack 'and you will be convinced. Just call by 'phone 'Phone, No. 112. Goods delivered promptly. Mexico 'Roller Custom VM COUNTY MEETING. Twelfth Annual Gathering of the Audrain Christian Missionary Co- Operatlon-Macedonla Church, Sept. 25 27. .MONDAY. 257:30 n ni Sermon I Sept. will pull down my Barns." E M. Smith. TUESDAY. Sept. 25-9:30 am TWuf;,, Lgau Ilerndou. 9:45 Grectings.J M Blalock. 9:55 Response P W Harding. 10:00 App't of Committees. 10:15 Address on County Evan- golism, L V Ilarbord. 10:35 Discussion. 11:29 Sermon "Christianity an Absolute Neceessity," WOSur- ber. Business. Adjournment. -tiW) p m Song Robertson. servive, Walter 2:15 Report of Board. 2:25 A.llress'Thc IdeuISunday School," J D Greer. 2:45 Reports from churches. 3:20 Young people and Chris tian Endeavor, W U Kern. l-.-U) p in praise Service, J Thomas. II 8:00 p n. Sermon." Our Relation to State oud County Work," J II Wright, wko.vksday. 27 9: 30 a in Devolions. S Winscott 9:45 "Co operation as a means to Christiuu Progress, "A W Kokendoffer. 10: 10 Discussion. 10:45 Reports of Committees. 11:00 Reports from churches. 11:20 Sermon, W II Hook. Business. Benediction. 2:00 p m Devotions, J M Blalock 2:15 C W B M Hour. Led by Mrs E II Locke. 3: 19 Junior C E Tulk Mrs W F Traughber. 3:22 Bible School Session, 10 ininutes talks. The Snprime purpose, Egau Hern do n. The Teacher's Preparation, Dr Traughber. The place of song.W Robertson. Benediction. 7:30pm Praise Service, W G Surlier. 8:00 p m Sermon, W B Tailor. Administrator's Notice. Xntiw ;-. h,.v!iv Kivi.,. tlut ic. tiers of a. Imiiii.ii.it,., i, n;,,,,, t,,. ,..,t,u,, f vai, n. liiii' II. 'Iliii. in. (In'cii,.,!, luivu I it'll gnniii J t.i tin. mi l.-is iiriii-.l l,y iro. biilc ( on ri ..f Ainlr.iiii I'.mnty, M issaiirl, 'iirli: tlnu- "f Au'ict. i'.ur.. All licr-..!! !a.'a,' elaiins luMiif-i .iiJ i-lau- iiri- i-' i i r, ,i t.i i-. h:!,it tlicin to mo fur iillo'.vain-. w ithin urn. ji iir after tin- dull: uf .-uKl elmii'il fiMi.i ami If mi,.i i In I .'. ,i en rs ers. r tin. y may ,.-,.. Iii'iieiit uf S'h-li estate; is I-.. nut e!iiliile,l willi ii the lime uf tlie iiut)- llcall'iu uf li,i- ii ever lull-. J. tliey will he fur- v.:n. ::..!'i'ii.:i, .Viminisiratur. I i -m. i,nd w ifei will nail, in northern Tex in. 1 If. . Jesse will ii.e II ijilisl chinch lit Ii - full litii '. All i i li ivi- ihe.v good .iexieo, w here lliey I liifg. K, v. .1. illoVe to II., Iii-Xl in. of p.is; ir lll.it p! ire will lie !-ii. i people llM e IlllVe ll i ll mi Win. O.l'nf Otl'lltt's If ! i I l.i Ktcdviilc, Ca! and family and Mr. -r I' ll this week for $2.30 per cwt $2.29 per cvt. $2.10 per cwt.