"Vol tames 7.
Mexico, IVTieour-i Mcxr-oln 8, 1906.
Wheal yoa want to see real
faults, look in.
You can not. lift np without
Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Sal lee are
home from a visit to relatives at
Pilot Point, Texas.
Mrs. E. a. Skelley of Vandalia
is visiting the family of Prof.
W E. Veerkarap in Nevada, Mo.
Mrs. A. M. Neul of Youngs
Creek celebrated lier 81st birthday
last week with about thirty guests
ut a sumptuous dinner.
I. M. Greer has bought out the
stock and fixtures of the McPheet
era Furniture Co.
Miss Adeline Sumner of Benton
ville, Ark., has returned home af
ter a lengthy visit to her aunt,
Mrs. William Stewart.
The Mexico Business Men's As
sociation have good and sufficient
reasons for "laying low." Mexico
would be in a great muddle indeed
to take up with every scheme that
Hickory Grove school, near
Louisiana, held closing' exercises
last Friday. At the close, the
night was so dark and roads so
muddy 47 persons stayed all night
at the school house.
The Pratt vs. C. & A. R. It.
case, which occupied the court for
three days toward the close of the
session and in which the verdict
was for the railroad, will be car
ried to the Appellate Courts.
Bills are pending in Congress to
establish two national parks in
this state, the sites of famous
battle fields to be included. One
is for Wilson Creek to comprise
800 acres, the other for Pilot Knob
to consist of 100 acres.
Mr. and Mrs. R. M. White, Rev.
A. W. Kokendoffer and Rev. A. A.
Wallace attended the inter-collegiate
Oratorical contest at Fulton.
Rev. Kokendoffer exchanged pul
pits with Rev. Hart of that place
. In the case of Jas. W. Yeager,
appellant, vs Frank Bruce, here
tofore reversed and remanded for
new trial by the St. Louis Court
of Appeals, the court has modified
its opinion so that the case stands
affirmed conditioned upon plaint
iff's remitting the punitive dam
ages assessed by the jury. Yeager
got a verdict against Bruce for
$1,000 damages for slander, Jan
Joseph W. Riggs, an uncle-in-law
of J. N. Baskett of this city
and m brother-in-law of J. II. Car
ter of this county, died at the
home of his daughter.Mrs. Wright,
near Denison, Texas, Sunday,
February C5tb, of general debility.
Deceased was past 70 jears of age.
lie was a resident of Audrain for
a number of years, afterwards
moviug to Texas, where he lived
for about 15 years prior to his
death. The remains were in
terred near Denison.
Killed by Train.
Edward Frazier, son of Mrs. An
nie Frazier of this city, was killed
in a freight wreck near Spring
field Thursday, Feb. 29. lie was
about 25 years old aud leaves a
wife and one child. II is father,
William Frazier, was killed some
year s ago while attempting to
cross the tracks just east of this
city. Mrs. Edward Frazier- is a
sister of the C; & A. freight
agent, Qnaekenbush. They have
many friends here who are grieved
WANTS THE EARTH.
But Willing to Pay for a 100-Acre
Garden Spot Outside.
The following letter received by
Mexico Business Men's Associa
tion verily, as oar contemporary
remarks, "explains itself."
St. Louis, Mo., Feb. 2, 190G.
We are seeking location for large
foundry, forge and machine shops,
engaged exclusively in the manu
facture of heavy hardware and
railway supplies. The demand for
the product at present is ten times
capacity of present facilities and
it is the purpose to enlarge and at
the same time, begin the manu
facture of several special lines.
The factory site must contain
about 14 acres, with option on ad
joining acreage, so that it can be
increased to about 100 acres. Will
want 15 acres donated for immedi
ate use with 10 years exemption
from taxes. It must be on rail
road with private switches, etc.
The completion of plant will ne
cessitate the expenditure of several
hundred thousand dollars aud will
employ about 300 men, hav
ing a monthly payroll of $10,000.
If you can suggest a way to se
cure a suitable location in your
city, kindly advise
Yours very truly,
Lancaster, Kreider & Co.
Getting After Them.
One of the jurymen in the case
of City of Centralia against Jim
Davis for dispensing booze on Sun
day wanted the verdict to read like
"We the jury give the black
the limit of the law
and regret thai the limit is not
forty times more than it is."
Another Railroad Accident.
T. J. Clements, a brakeman,
son of Mrs. Kate Clements of this
city, had his leg cut off in a wreck
at St. Joseph, Mo., where he was
Tim and his brother "Curly"
are well and favorably known
here aud this accident to Tim is a
great regret to his many friends.
The Mexico Message was well
gotten np last week, newsy, and
bright. The editor need not fear
for the Message while he is resting
np touring Kansas and other
poiuts. We hope he will return
feeling much improved.
We were in Parsons, Kansas,
several years ago and thought it a
benutiful town and one full of
business: Laddonia Herald.
The little child of Mr. and Mrs.
John Baker is seriously ill.
Misses Myrtle Duncan of the
Dye school and Gertrude Duncan
of Hedgedale are both wrestling
with the mumps.
Val Erdel of Littleby moved
last week to the Dooliu farm just
west of Rush Hill.
W. Latnev Barnes has returned
from an extensive trip in Northern
Adrain V. James of Bowling
Green, is a recruit at Jefferson
E. V, Everts of Missoula; Mont.,
is back to live in Audrain again
and orders his Messagk sent to
O Lord, grant that we may not
despise our rulers; and grant that
they may not act so we can't help
it. Lyman BeWsh&rl ,
The Message editor is glad to
get back to the "nicest, cleanest
and best town of them all," but
we did enjoy in the highest that
jauut down South recently. It
was the first outing we had had in
over six years.
We wrote lust week from Dallas.
Went on to Galveston, returning
by San Antonio.
Texas is truly an empire within
herself. We got on the enrs nt
San Antonio Friday' morning nt
7:30 and, with but one stop of less
than two hours at Parsons, Kan
sas, kept coming and coming but
not reaching home till 4 o'clock
Sunday morning following. That
gives one some idea ot the stretch
of country we traveled over.
On our way down made a stop
at Houston, named after the gen
eral by that name of Mexican war
fame. Houston is one of the
greatest business towns of Texus.
The day is coming when a cnnal
will be opened from the Gulf to
Houston which will float the larg
est steamers aud schooners, and
then will come the beginning of
the end of Galveston, fifty miles
away, where the ships now land
and where, in spite of that great
new pea-wall, many Missourians
would not settle down to live for
all the kingdoms of this world
and the glory of them.
Houston has one ot the
finest union markets we ever vis
ited anywhere. Fruits and vege
tables there from all the tropics.
At Galveston, our first visit was
to tho great sea-wall, the locality
where just a few years ago it is es
timated that from 8,000 to 15,000
people lost their lives in one
day iu that awful storm and flood.
The advertisements of Galveston
represent it as the "New Galves
ton" 6ince the sea-wall was built,
but we saw but little to indicate
that much of the destruction had
beeu repaired. The sea-wall is
four miles in length and a great
canal runs up between the wall
and the city, where boats are now
running. A bird's eye view pic
ture of the city will not show that
canal; it will be a nice boulevard
and driveway, girted on the side
the whole length next to the dwel
iugs aud homes by a wide grani
toid walk thte canal is yet to be
filled and the boulevard and walk
improvements are yet to be made.
Walking casually along the wall
we caught up with a stranger aud
found hiu to have once been a
resident of Audraiu county, about
19 years ago moving to the South
from the vicinity of Benton City.
His name was J . L. Bosch.
Our next visit was at San An
tonio. Got on a street' car to go
down town when a voice called our
name. We looked down and
there was Mrs. Jesse Worsham
just arrived from Mexico. She
and her husband have moved to
that place to live. Met a stranger,
Mr. John P. Graham, late of Shel
bina, Mo., who was a boyhood
friend of the late John S. Manna
duke of Mexico. He was in San
Antonio for his health which he
said was greatly improved. Of
course we hunted up Ned Mell
henny and family, Mrs, Mi-II-henny
being a sister of Mrs. J.
W. Plunkett of Mexico.
San Antonio is au old Spanish
town, narrow and crooked streets,
and where is located the historic
old fort of the Alamo, built iu
1718, and where Davy Crockett
and his brave band ot 151 Texaua
lost their lives by the sword of
Santa Anna aud 4,000 Mexicans.
A big castas has just been planted
To The Gulf
on the depot grounds of the "Sun
set Route" at San Antonio. It is
22 feet high, two feet in diameter,
weighs 10,000 pounds roots and all ;
was shipped from Arizona, requir
ing one whole flat car in the trans
portation. It's a wonder.
Start now on our return home.
Noticed large fields of onions and
saw peas five nnd six inches in
height. S. P Emmons of Mexico
would not like the stock of crttle
tbey grow down here horns ns
long as jour arm; don't know if
they have ever heard of our Mis
souri Short-horn breed. At one
plate saw a team of oxen hitched
to a wagon the old fashioned
yoke and bows; had not seen the
like before since we were a little
boy. Returned thru Indian Terri
tory, but saw not an Indian on our
In St. Lukcs'Gospel we are told
How Peter in the days of old
And now, though-ages iutervene.
Sin is the same, while time aud
Satan desires us, great and small,
As wheat to sift us, aud we all
Not one, however rich or great,
Is by his station or estate
No house so safely guarded is
But he, by some device of his,
N heart hath armor so complete
But he can pierce with arrows fleet
Need Good Roads.
The neighbors who kindly vol
unteered to move the - household
goods of Benjamin Baker from
his place southwest of town,
to the depot in Fulton Wednesday,
had a pretty tough time of it. One
of tho wagous stalled within 300
yards of the house. All the goods
had to be unloaded ut the road side
and a new start made. Another
wagou stalled near the A. B. Crag
head place and 3 teams were re
quired to pull it out of the mud.
The wagon sank in the mud up to
the bed. Bob Brewer, 'who help
ed to pull the wagon out with his
team, was wearing felt boots and
got stuck iu the mud so that it
was necessary to pull him out.
Should Hang as High as Haman.
The sensation referred to in last
week's Mercury culminated last
Friday afternoon, when Sheriff
Nolan arrived at Monroe City with
Hugh B. Mudd and Miss Lula
Griggs, whom he had followed to
Hot Springs, Arkansas. The
charge is against Mudd and was
filed by Prosecuting Attorney
Boyd under the statute inaking'it
unlawful to lead a girl under age
away from her father's house for
the purpose of coucubinage. Mudd,
who is the well known saloon
keeper of Monroe City, came will
ingly aud was released Saturday
under n bond of $2,000. He has
a wife and five children. The
Griggs girl lacks a few days of be
ing eighteen and is described as
one of the prettiest girls in Monroe
bounty, Raglond & McAllister
have been employed by the de
fense. Paris Mercury. v
Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Siegler,
Jefferson City, are rejoicing over
the birth of a son, making the
thirteeuth child, all ot whom are
trip going or returning. Visited a
cousin and his family, W. R. Cas
key, at Parsons, Kansas. We
were bock again iu the gas and oil
fields of the Sunflower State
Parsons is a live town; the rail
ronds will speud a million dollars
in improvements in that city this
We alighted at home and wen
off again for Kansas City and Ex
celsior Springs. The latter plac
is a great health resort. People
come there from every State in the
Union. It has a population ot
3,000 and every important street
iu the city is paved; ahead of
Mexico in this regard.
We are now. back at our desk. If
we don't see yon, come in and
shake our hand. Always glad to
greet our friends.
For all at last the cock will crow,
Who hear the warning voice, but go
Till thrice aud more they have de
nied The Man of Sorrows, crucified
One look of that pale suffering face
Will make us feel the deep dis
grace Of weakness;
We shall be sifted till the strength
Of self-conceit be changed at length
But noble souls, thru dust aud heat
Rise from disaster and defeat
Aud couscious still of the- divine
WithTu them, lie ou earth supine
The Missouri Horse Sale.
This is the last opportunity to
call the attention of the Message
readers to the Sale of Horses at
Mexico, Mo., March 21,22 and 23.
as their entries will close March
tenth. The Missouri Horse Sale
Company which hold this sale in
form you that they have consigned
about 1G0 high-class driving,
coach and saddle horses, and have
room for forty head more. They
are very anxious to make an e.veu
200 at this, their secoud sale, aud
parties living near this Missouri
horse center cau uot do better than
consign to it, for they have the
"goods" as nothing but the "right
sort" are wanted.
This Company held an excelleut
sale last year, and this one prom
ises to be a better one. See their
advertisement iu this issue, and
write for further informatiou and
entry blanks to
Ritfcs Jacksox, Sec.
A freight car jumped the'f track
ou the Wabash in east Mexico last
Saturday morning. The derailed
car pulled three other cars into the
ditch. No one hurt.
Mail Divided Between Katy And
Fort Worth, Tex., February 24.
Announcement was made here
this morning by S. M. Gaines,
superintendent of mail service this
city, that the mail for north, cen
tral and west Texas is now carried
by the Frisoo-Katy fast mail train.
All connections which are made by
fast mail train here in the evening
now have their mail brought to
this city by this traiu, with the ex
ception of the territory covered by
the Internal and Great Northern
iu south Texas, which continues to
come over the Gould lines.
Successfnl Treatment of a Barn.
John Carey, who was burned
about one year ago, 9 year-old
son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas P.
Carey of 1706 Division Street, it
an example of one of the most ex
tensive pieces of ekin grafting
ver attempted in this country.
His little body bears a scar cover
ing about 154 square inches of
surface, and it represents about
13C0 pieces of cuticle that were
peeled off the arms of other mem
bers of the Carey family and their
friends. The operation covered a
period of nearly six months, bnt
the wound is entirely healed.
THE GRIM REAPEI
Renick Benton, a civil war vet
eran, died at Cuba, Mo., Sunday.
Be served in the 32nd Missouri.
Mrs. Mary Frances Harris died
at her home on Court street in
Fulton, at 7:00 o'clock Wednes
day evening, February 28, 190G,
aged 87years. She was a native
of Missouri, having beeu born in
Boone county, and came to Calla
way county when a young woman.
She was married to Thomas B.
Harris who preceded her to the
grave several years ago. Mr9. Dr.
T. J. Baskett, Mrs. Renfro Gibbs
and Mrs. A. S. Houston of this
city are relatives of Mrs. Harris
and the two latter attended the fu
neral. Pindall Wilfiey, aged 43 years,
of Santa Fe, died Thursday morn
ing at St. Luke's Hospital in St.
Louis, after a long illness. He
was operated upon several weeks
ago and his friends yainly hoped
he could recover, The remains
were brought-to this city and taken
to Santa Fe where the Masonic
lodge conducted the funeral Fri
day. He was a man highly es
teemed and respected by all his ac
quaintances. He leaves a wife
and one child to mourn his death.
Lebbeus Wiltley, now in the Phil
ippines, Douglass and Xenopheu
Wilfiey, of St. . Louis, are his
brothers. The entire community
sympathize with the bereaved fam
ily. CUPID'S CAPTUhES
Mode Payne of Fulton and Miss
Anna Shaw of Columbia were mar
ried iu St. Louis Tuesday.
Hays Ellis left for Elsberry yes
terday to attend the wedding of his
brother, Jesse B. Ellis aud Miss
Leu Cauuon, which occurred at
the home of the bride that evening
at 7:30 o'clock. Mr. Ellis will go
into business there with his broth
er, W. B. Ellis. Vandalia Leader.
Thomas Alva Edison was once
asked why he was a total abstainer.
He said, "I thought I had a better
use for my head." The answer is
worth remembering by any young
fellow who means to use his brains.
A wonderful battery they make.
Every morning they take np their
work, and start us on our daily
pleasure or our daily duty.
Mrs. J. II. Lane will go to Cen
tralia to attend the organization
of a Rebecka lodge. There will be
about 50 charter members.
yB.. R. Arnold, Pres. Ytf. A. Morris. V.P.
S. J. linckhur. Cashier.
First national M, ?
Thirty Years Successful Buslncsa
Pays Interest on Time Deposit.
Liable for Double Its Capital.
Solicits lour Patronage.
T?wi&ut for Pant Favort.
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