Mexico, Missouri Meti-oVi 1, 1QOG.
A mirror shows us as we are; no
does the ballot we drop in the box.
When ths righteous are in au
thority the people rejoice. Pro.
A visitor's good cheer in ths
sick room does infinitely more
Rood than doleful sympathy.
Geo. and E. D. Plybon. near
Thompson, hav,e gone to Greely,
Colorado, to reside.
Boone Connty Circuit Court re
voked C. T. Johnson's saloon li
cense, Centralis, Mo., Feb. 24.
Sit. and Mrs.John R. Bassler of
Anxvaise celebrated their fiftieth
wedding anniversary last Wednes
C. N. Turpln, Parber, was in
Mexico on business Thursday and
remembered the Message.
S. P. Bills south of town will
sell off bis entire personal proper
ty with the intention of seeking a
home in the west.
8turgeon, Mo., .Feb. 16, The
Mexico District of tho Methodist
church will hold its annual confer
ence at Sturgeon on Maroh 21-23.
E. D. Cook of Elm Bend neigh
borhood has just returned from a
pleasant three week's visit to his
sister, Mrs. Ralph Hanley, at Ft.
The pupils of Miss Koenig,
Room 1, Public School, issued in
vitations written by themselves
and decorated with "George's lit
tle hatchet and a bunch of cher
ries." Each and all of the little
ones took part in the program and
told and sang more patriotism and
.history than thei writer has beard
for manv a day.
Adjutant General DeArmond
will visit and inspect the local com
pany of National Guard here
March 15. Co. F, N. G. M., have
recently moved into the Montezu
ma club rooms. New equipments,
uniforms and paraphernalia will
be secured. The Adjutant-General
is making a tour of inspection
over the State.
A. O. Johnson returned to bis
home here Thnrsday last after a
three months' course of treatment
for epilepsy at tho State Hospital
at Fulton. Mr. Johnson considers
the treatment highly successful
and speaks in the highest terms cf
our State Institution. . With the
advice of Drs. Crawford and
Rodes he entered as a private pa
tient last November after having
spent hundreds of dollars for pat
ent medicines and high priced city
doctors. Mr. Johnson formerly
Tho Collector's Office.
Tho terra of the collector in
Audrain county has been two
years, ever since the office has
been separated from th Sheriff's
office, until the last Legislature
made it a four years' term.
The following gentlemen have
held the collector's office in An-
B. R. Canthoro, 2 terms, 4 yrs
John J. Steele, " 2
B. F. Dobyns, . 2 " 4
T.J. Nelson, 2 4
R. P. Hopkins, 2 " 4
J. W. Atchison, 1 " 2
Joseph Jesse, 1 " 2
James Do well, 2 " 4
T. Letper. 1 " 2
Albert Harrison, 2 " 4
The collector's office in Audrain
county has never been held longe
than four years by any one man
and two years by four men. '
CUT HIS THROAT.
Butcher Knife Penetrated Entirely
Thru Neck, Point Coming Thru
the Other Side.
The son of Nathan Spencer, east
of Rush Hill, had a very narrow
escape from death Sunday. He was
playing with a butcher knife when
in some manner he stuck it thru
his throat barely misBing the jug
ular vein. He is still alive and
doing as well as could be expected,
Exchange of Nuggets.
R. D. Worrell this week shipped
to Clarence Atkinson of Ram
part, Alaska, a fine gold watch.
Worrell is satisfied with the nug
Elks Hold Open Session.
The Elks entertained their fam
ilies and friends Thursday even
ing at their lodge rooms with mu
sic and readings. The Trouba
dours Amusement Co. furnished
sweet music and the evening closed
Ladies Attend Democratic Nominat
For the first time in the history
of Louisiana, Mo., ladies graced
the democratic city convention
with their presence and were in-
interested spectators thruout the
proceedings. C. M. Davis was
nominated for Mayor. His Re
publican opponent is Adolphus
Democratic State Press Associa
This office acknowledges the re
ceipt of an invitation to attend
the Missouri Democratic State
ress Association and Jefferson
Day Banquet at the Midland in
Kansas City Friday, April 13. It
is stated the meeting is to be in
the interest of no man or candidate
but in the interest of the party
only. J. T. Bradshaw, Chilli
cothe, presides. R. M. White,
Mexico, is Rec. Secretary and J.
R. Lowell, Cor. Secretary.
Resident of Cuivre.
This sketch of Mrs Francis
Fields, who resides still on the
home place where she first went to
housekeeping, will interest you.
Mrs. Francis Fields was born in
Albemarle Co., near Charlottes
ville, Va., in Dec. 1819. She come
to Mo. wheu she was 14 years old.
Her father, Mathew Boswell,
bought her -a horse and saddle; she
rode It two days and sold it and
came thru on foot, the wagons be
ing loaded. They settled in Calla
way Co., Mo., near Shamrock.
She later moved to lAudrian Co.
where she was married to James
Fields who lived only a few years
She then lived alone wsth her four
little girls, hbe ramed her family
of girls and made her living dur
ing the Civil War and the early
days of Missouri. Her grandfather
was a soldier in the Revolutionary
War. She is still hale and hearty
for one at her age.
I. J. N. Smith of Prairie town
ship was here Thursday. He says
the drag system of road improve
ment is by far ahead of anything
else; he has been practicing it on
roads adjoining his large farm for
15 years. He frequently hitches
his teams to a drag, goes four
miles to town, Laddonia, does bis
trading, drags the road all the
wa back, killing two birds with
one stone and helping himself and
his neighbors to improved roads
Seth Day and Ezra Lewton of
Prairie have recently adopted
Good reads are
ON A JAUNT.
Seeing Kansas, Indian Territory
Dallas, Texas, Feb. 19, '06. I
am down here bathing in the sun
shine of the Southland.
Left Mexico last Friday at noon.
Changed from the Wabash to the
M. K. & T. ut Moberly. The
first town I cared to noticed was
historic old Fayette, once the home
of Dr. H. K. Ilinde and Mrs. M.
L. Taylor, or where the. latter
used to often visit.
Night overtook us the other side
of Booneville, and at the same
time the clouds began to tbieken.
At Fort Scott, Kansas, we passed
thru quite a heavy fall of snow.
At 1 a. m. were in Parsons.
Took an early morning train on a
branch of the "Katy" for Coffey-
ville, Harry Atchison's old town.
Don't hare to kindle fires in this
part of Kansas. At Parsons we
saw the first natural gas fire. The
gas cpmes from 20 miles away,
they told us. At Coffeyville laid
our eyes on the first oil derrick.
Coffeyville has a population of
15,000 doubled in population in
the last four years. The place is
booming. Has seven glass fac
tories and other factories there, or
coming, galore. But it is a kind
of young Sodom the gamblers,
lid-lifters" and other wicked
classes very nearly have the upper
hand, and the town has the uarae
of furnishing a majority of the
criminals of the county tried in the
From the latter place passed on
to Independence. Here the oil
derricks dot the fields and farms
thicker than windmills iu Ne
braska. Stopped a couple of days
here with Frank F. Fletcher who
spent last winter, a year ago, with
us in Mexico.
Independence is another thriv
ing town, population 12,000. Oil
and gas is its life. It has more
big factories than you can count
on both hands. Two cement
plants, one employing over GOO
Met here a Mr. Win. Hurd who
left Monroe county, Mo., thirteen
years ago and who remembers
many Mexico people. He was a
nephew of the late John Dickey of
near Laddonia, Was born, he
told us, in the same house as was
Mark Twain." Asked about J.
D. Morris, John Abbay, J. W.
Trimble, R. II. Cauthoru. Bickley
& Moore and others. Had not
heard that J. M. Marraaduke and
Maj. Ricketts were dead. Told us
to tell Jim and Will Wllkins, the
Boston Shoe Store men, that his
two daughters, but little tads when
they left Mexico, are grown to
womanhood, both married and
left him. Mrs. Hurd was a Miss
Maggie Smiley, daughter of Mr.
Hugh Smiley, and is a brother of
Gus Smiley, now following the
carpenter's trade iu Mexico.
To speak again of this couutry,
more signs of thrift and prosperity
iu this portion of Kausas than we
have ever seeu anywhere. If
Mexico had this gas aud oil busi
ness we would lead the world.
Back to Parsons, took the muiu
liue of the "Katy" again for the
South, "reaching here this evening,
Had a very heavy raiu over the
Territory and Northern Texas
Sunday night. ,
At Viuita our train was met by
. . il. - 1 1 .
one or mose rasi mans just iu
from St. Louis. They transfered
to us and we were tamlc a fast
train to Denisou, going most of
the time at the rate of GO miles an
hour, by the watch. Up. home
'you will say that was going some
If Rush Hill, Mo., were"on one
of the fast lines down here some-
body might run up against trouble
At the hotel at Dallas I met a
young man named A. E. Seyraore,
late from Moberly, Mo. He knows
the Brntons at Centralia, Omar
Gray at Sturgeon and many west
ern Audrain people, and wa9 very
anxious, when told of that railroad
wreck near Hallsville, Blast week,
to learn the names of the injured.
Peach trees in' bloom as far
north as Elgin, Texas.
Near Circleville, Texas, while
our train was flying at a high rate
of speed, an insane man under the
care of his father, being taken to
the asylum, dashed for the car
door to jump off, dragging his
aged father after him, and both
fell from the train. Both were
hurt of course, and might have
beeu killed. The old man sus
tained a broken leg, the worst we
could see as he was carried on a
cot back to the station just passed.
The automobile is a common
thing down here in the big towns.
Everybody friendly toward the
horseless wagon, apparently, and
glad so see its day coming.
Traveled all day today with no
fire iu the coaches, the signs of
of spring are apparent on every
hand. Saw cows tied out to grass
tho from their sunken flanks
they are not getting much filling
just yet and the farmers are
breaking ground for crops, putting
I go from here to Galveston, to
get a sniff of the sea breezes, and
will then return by way of San
Antonio, where I expect to meet
some Mexico people, among them
Hon. J. A. Potts, Mr. Ned J.
Mcllhenny and family aud others.
Lost my overcoat at Independ
ence, Kansas, but overcoats and
overshoes seem to be a burden and
a luxury down in this country, uot
needed much at this season of the
year at least.
Other towns have their boom
aud this and that they love to
boast about, but I'll be glad to
get back to Mexico, the cleanest
aud best town of them all.
There was a very
Iu our town.
Uis eyes were of a
Deep and pleasant
Brown ; .
But if you tried to
Show hira things he
Didn't want to see,
This man was just as
Blind as he could
'Twere just as well
If no eyes at all
This very good mtra
Living in our town.
Aud curious man, -
Just try to comprehend
nim if you can.
We tried to show him
Was bis duty plain
The party boss with whip
That did appear
Before the clouded.
Of this good
Is this yout
Mrs Scott formerly oflCallaway
is a new resident at the Old La
SHIP OF STATE.
Sung by the Patton-Mezick Trio
here last week.
On the western billows,
See the hardy seamen launch,
Bold their little vessel,
Stout and Btauncb;
Ship of state, oh, ship of state,
Freedom hangs on thy certain fate,
Ride thou forth, Columbia,
He who holds the waters,
He shall thee attend.
Jesus be thy pilot,
Oh, ship beloved,
God thy great Commander, .
Oh, ship beloved;
Then so grand, so grand and free,
O'er the rolling sea,
Bear thy joyful millions
To bright destiny,
Ride thou forth, Columbia.
Calm and great,
He who holds the waters,
He doth rule thy fate.
As Eastern Editor Sees It.
"Bill", said the western editor
to his assistant, "I think you'd
better prepare an obituary notice
of Colonel Tuttle." ,
"What! "demanded Bill, "why. he
ain't dead. Look, that's him corn
in' along the street now."
"Yes" replied ithe editor coolly,
feeling for his hip pocket, "he's
coining to see me." Philadelphia
Who has Money to Burn.
The rebuke which Mr. Collins
P. Huntington the millionaire.once
administered to a gentleman who
entered bis room at a hotel smoking
a cigar, might fit in a eood many
This gentleman headed a commit
tee which waited upon the magnate
with appeal for finaucal aid to some
charitable institution or other. In
presenting his plea, he waxed elo
quent upou the signal manner in
which Mr. Huntington had been
blessed in worldly gcods, and re
ferred to the immense size of his
"Yes," said Mr. Hutington, with a
smile, "I've got money, and have
had lots of it; but do you know."
and here his gaze rested full upon
the gentleman who headed the com
mittee, and who happened to be
smoking fragrant cigar, "I never
had any to burn."
They Did Not Escape the Charivari.
Washington, Feb. 18. It was
noised about Washington this
morning that last night a jolly
party, made up of prominent
guests at the wedding, and led by
some of the attendants,of the
bridegroom, journeyed in automo
biles to Friendship, armed with
tin horns, tin pans, gongs, bells,
automobile horns and rattles.
Stealthily the members of the
party made their way to the front
porch of the McLean house, and
suddeuly, tremendous noise broke
ou the still Virginia air.
The serenade continued for
about half an hour, until the
strength of the attacking party to
make more noise was gone.
It is not made plaiu that Mr,
Lons worth followed the custom
of country bridegrooms, and threw
giftsto the serenaders.but it is said
his host and he had a hearty langh
over tho varieties of noises tbat
Ihe Hercules plant is one of the
largest dynamite factories ii the
couutry. It produced one fourth of
the output of the United States
last year, according to the census.
The plant is worth $500,000, and
employs 200 persons.
Years have swept their oyaJea,
Great storms have come,
Yet her prow triumphant,
Still cuts the foam;
Ensign bright, proud ensign bright,
Thou stars of light,
In the cause of right
Pride of valiant freemen,
Hope of longing nations,
Over all the world.
W. G. Reighley. merchant and
grain dealer of Farber.is in Mexico
under treatment with Drs. White
& Edwards for the eyes.
The funeral of J. H. Lampson,
aged 35, of Centralia, who died
last Thursday, was conducted San
day with the honors of the Eagles.
Aerie and Knights of Pythias,
Rev. R. Finley Smiley took part
with Revs. Stout and Smith in the
Miss Mabel Wymore, agedv22
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John H.
Wymore, died Wed. Feb. 21, of
pneumonia. Miss Mabel clerked
with the Turner-Jackson Mercan
tile firm a long time, was a bright
cheerful, young lady who had a
host of friends. The funeral servi
ces were held at the Christain
Church, of which she was a mem
ber, by Eld. Koffendoffer, thence
her body was taken to Liberty, Mo,
for interment. Miss Mabel's fath
er thinking she was on the road to
recovery had gone to Texas and
did not reach home till shortly af
ter her death.
Claude Beerup is visiting in II-.
Juo. Iulow from Montana is
here visiting his old stamping
Mrs. Geo. Dudgeon is moving
to Worcester. She will occupy
the property bought from Dr. Gor
nett some months ago.
Ben Robinson from Paris has
rented the Anderson property.
Maj. Whitcomb last week sold
39 head of hogs of his own raising'
for which he received $590.75.
James Slaughter sold W. C. At'
kins one driving mare for $155.
All kinds of stock brought fan
cy prices at G. Wilson's sale last
week. One bunch of spring calves
brought $24 per bead, yearling
mules sold from $275 te $3ti0 per
a. R. Arnold.Pres. V. A. Morris, V.P
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