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ORDEAL THROUGH WHICH THIS ENGAGED ONES PASSED. LIKE A COUNTRY WEDDING M mm Orientals Enthusiastic Over Ameri can Soldiers and Their Fin Mounts Pretty Little In cident in the House. ASH1NGT0N. It will take Wash ington a long time to recover from the Longworth- Roosevelt wed ding. For days and weeks before that happy event little else was die cussed or thought of in social cir cles. It had been the subject of constant remark that the two principals in this great event conducted themselves bo modestly ana In a matter of fact manner. They were ubject to more scrutiny than would have been an engaged couple in a country village, but they acted as thouifh unconscious of the interest they were exciting. Just as in the vil lage the gossips discussed every move: word and act of the prospective bride and groom so in Washington the every dav llfo of Mr. Longworth and Miss Roosevelt was examined and every ten taken criticised or commented upon. Mr. Ionirworth was perhaps the most bored nerson in connection with the whole affair. He had to pay the pun Ishnient of falling in love with the president's daughter. That he was really and truly in love with her there could be no sort of doubt and ao he endured the Jokes and chaffing of his congressional colleagues, the in irualon and impudence of the public as bravely and good naturedly as ever did knight of old as he went out seeking adventures for his lady love. At first the blushes would spread over "Nick's" countenance and suffuse the shining baldness of his head, but as time wore on he could even occupy the speaker's chair and encounter the glances and curious stares from the galleries and the floor without so much as an addi tional tinge of color to his cheek. Miss Roosevelt, now Mrs. Long worth, did not change one iota in her demanor or manner of life. She took the affair as a matter of course and she inherits from her father the fac ulty of not worrying about anything but meeting the circumstances and necessities as they come. mm mm No Imperialistic Function. HE wedding of Miss Roosevelt and Mr. Long worth while her alded far and wide as a gorgeous function and de nounced by some backwoods minis ters as aping roy al marriaces. way as simple and ln- xuiiuai us uuy- thiug in the White House possibly could be. Of course there were representatives of all the big governments In the world present, but that did not prevent young Mrs. Longworth acting in the most homely, democratic manner and receiving her friends with a Jolly handshake and Kenial smile and then to gladden the hearts of the whole corps of White House servants by having them come up into the east room and offer their congratulations. This was a genuine touch of home life that at once dis sipated any thought of an imperialistic function. There was a jolly time at the break fast table and after the ladies had re tired Longworth and his Harvard friends sang college songs and Joked with each other and had tho president In to loin la the merriment It was more like a good, wholesome country -wedding where everybody was happy . and having a good time. Then the .good old tradition of sending luck after tfhe bride and groom as they drove away by casting old shoes and slippers and hands full of rice' after them was followed in the merriest fashion. Miss Ethel, Kermlt, Archie and Quentln with several of their girl and boy friends ran after the automobile con taining the newly married couple laughing and shouting. Even the old fashioned serenade or vharivarl was not neglected, although the serenaders reached the country house where the young couple passed the night rather late and had an en counter with a policeman. They brought a band of musicians and In sisted on playing discordant airs inter mingled with an occasional piece of classical muBic. Longworth recognized their appearance, addressed theui .briefly and they retired. The Chinese atthe Capital. HEN the Imperial Chinese commis sion was la Wash ington a short 717 ""?n the greatest treats tu luem was an ex hlbitlon of horse back riding by men of the Thlr teenth c a v a Iry stationed at Fort Meyer. The won tierful performances of these soldlerj a their bandone black steeds cited the Chinese out of their cus tomary stolidity, until they clapped their hands" like children almost and shouted "Cho ging, Cho ging, Cho Blr Chenglung Liang Cceng, the Chi- Deee minister, explained to the officers oi the regiment that this was the Chi nese way of declaring "That's great. That's great, That's great" .The Chi nese were lost in admiration at the One looking American soldiers and their large, handsome mounts. These men of the Thirteenth have more skill than the favorite riders of the Buffalo Bill show and a more aoldierly bear ing than Is exhibited by the picked men of the different armies of Europe. One of the commissioners asked: "Is this troop especially drilled for exhibitions?" It is simply one of many troops," was the reply. "One drill day we have out a certain troop, on another occa sion we have another troop and so on." Among the visitors was K. S. Yao, a brladler general In the Chinese army. He was transfixed with admiration of the evolutions of the soldiers and when the latter came out the second time in blue uniforms Instead of the khaki which they had been wearing, he exclaimed: "These horses are finer than the others, and the men, It Bperus." He was Informed they were the same men, but was incredulous. . "Yes, they have made what we Americans call a 'lightning change' of uniform," he was Informed and was then satis- fled. Half a Century of Service. VERY interesting little ceremony took place at the capitol the other day Just after the adjournment of the house. John Chan cey, a special of ficer of the house, was preparing to go home when R e p r e s entatlvo Sherman, of New York, followed by practically all of thv members of the house present, ap proached him. Chancey was very much astonished and looked very much sur prised when Mr. Sherman said that he would, like to have a few moments' conversation with him. Then he real ized that something was going to hap pen on the fiftieth anniversary of his engagement as an employe of the house of representatives. For half a century old John Chancey has made himself useful on the floor of the house and he was made the recipient of a handsome testimonial to- his long service. Mr. Sherman In an eloquent little speech described how Mr. Chancey in his BO years' service had met the obli gations which had devolved upon him and, expressing the best wishes of the members of the house and wishing the veteran and his family all happiness and prosperity, he placed la the hands of the embarrassed employe 20 crisp, one hundred dollar bills. The old man was overcome for in that $200 he saw disappear from his little homo a mort gage of 51,500 and a balance of $500 left with which to celebrate the occa sion. He did not attempt to reply at length, but In a faltering voice he de clared: "Gentlemen, I thank you all. That is all I can do or say." John Chancey was appointed to a position in tho house In 1856 by Na thaniel P. Banks, of Massachusetts, af terwards speaker of the hoube and a distinguished major general In the union army iu the civil war. A PEANUT FRAME. Vow a Host Novel and Attractive Decoration Slay Be Hade for a Girl's Room. Girls, did you ever see a photograph frame made of peanuts? Well, try making one for yourself. And if you do you will not stop with onV you will probably make three or four for your own room, as well as some for your friends as little gifts, for you will find them most unique and artistic. Have a carpenter make a thin pine wood frame to fit a cabinet or panel photograph, building it with the prop er grooves in the back to admit of fit ting In a glass and cardboard protec tion, explains the Cleveland Leader. Then get a bag of peanuts and a pot of good glue. With a small brush apply the glue to the frame and ray on the peanuts in the shells, of course taking pains to fit them snug ly together. As you place them drop a little glue from the brush between the nuts to hold them securely to gether. After the frame is completely covered with the peanuts let it lie on the table till the glue is thoroughly hardened, then with a clean brush go over it very carefully with furniture varnish. If the frame Is hung against a panel of dark red or green burlap, you have no idea how artistic the effdet Is. THE MAGIC BLOW. How a Stick Besting on Glasses May Be Broken Without Damage to Them. If a stick is taken and tapered off to the ends equally from the center, and the stick Itself be not too thick, and if it is then placed with Its ta pered ends resting on two wine glasses, a good smart blow being struck on its center, it will break in two without damaging the wine glasses. The cause of this Involves a curious principle of the laws of force, of which there are many illustrations well known to everyone. The blow being given very quickly and evenly, THE EBOWBYLAND EXPB&SS. Prom twlllebttown to Bleepjrvllle Is a lone. Ions war, I gtieae. But the faeteet train In the world, I weea, 1 the Drowpyland Express! There's a kiss (or Ore and a sons fbr steam, And Love to manage the train; Juet a moment's stop at the City of Dreens, And H e on through the night again! Then, It's, oh, my Utile one,x - Ho, my little one, Cweet of the tawny trees! It's off and away At the cloee of day On the Drowayland Express! HllUn II. Qreer, in U(d Literature. TO MAKE A FLUTE. One Hade Out of Paper Which Will Afford Boy or Oirl Much Amusement. A little flute from which a good deal of amusement may be derived can be made by wrapping a piece ol paper around a pencil to make a tube Paste the edge fast and to one end ol the tube fasten a triangular piece oi' -. I Site Bat of unto Mexico, Mo., C-pltei stook all paid up I150.erj0.0i Burplut.. 125,000.00 Interest paid on all deposits J. A. Onthrle, President; C. F. Clark Vice Presidents A. D. Jackson, Cashier ' Directors: W. W. Harper, J. T. John ton, J. A.tinthrle,0. W. Lewis, and 0, F. Clark. Dr. W. F. Traaghher.osteopatu to, will be found in . hia office, east of postoffice, every day except Monday and Friday afternoon. Treati acute and chronic easeet Calla answered day or night. Office hoars 8 a. m. to 6. p. m. Vhom 855. C. A. WITHERSPCQN, ABSTRACTOR OP , I A Kltl TITIFS. flaem I aaieV SMEXIC0 - M0. B Office: South side fo Square.. Monuments! It will be to your interest to aee mt before placing aa order for mon ument or anything in the monu mental line. Yard and office. ulandon B'ld p, Mexico, Mo. Branch office, Vandalia, Mo. JAMES W. OALLAHEB. fff mr ( a JiVJ i .READY FOR THE BLOW. and the substance which strikes hav ing a rapid motion, It is suddenly ar rested in its downward course by the stick across the wine-glasses, and it passes through it, or breaks It, be cause there Is not time enough for the momentum of the blow to spread along the stick and break the glasses. Another illustration is firing a candle through an inch board. If a gun be loaded with powder, and a candle just fitting the barrel is inserted In place of a bullet, and the gun fired against a door or other piece, of wood, the can dle will pass through, leaving a clean, smooth hole, because when the candle comes to the door, it is evident some thing must give way, and as the can dle is moving fast, it actually has not time to break, and tho wood is per forated. HOW THE FLUTE 13 MADE. paper somewhat larger than the open lng, as shown in the illustration. To play the flute, draw in your breath through the open end of the tube; the difference in pitch will de pend upon how hard you breathe. The Progressive Boy. In 1874, Luther Laflln Mills, of Chi ft.K.LUCKIE DEALER IN GRANITE, MAJIBLE, CUTST0NE. HARD WOOD MANTELS, GRATES, TILES, ETC. cago, the eloquent attorney, wasjfi MEXICO. MISSOURI. 5 At It Again. Miss DeThyme How do you like my new tailor-made costume, dear? Miss Plumplelgh Ob, it's just too lovely for anything. Why, it fits every angle. Chicago Daily News. Bitting in his office, when a boy entered and delivered the lawyer a morning paper. There was nothing unusual In this, because the same boy had performed the same' service for months, in sunshino, slush and show er. On this particular occasion the boy loitered about the room, looking at the law books and the wilderness of briefs.' Then he turned rather ab ruptly toward Mr. Mills, and said: "I would like to be a lawyer." Mr. Mills questioned him, and found him intel ligent, earnest and plucky. He took him in. The boy read, attended of fice duties, ran errands, went to lec tures at the law school, and made him self invaluable. At the expiration of two years he was ready to push out his own boat. He has been climbing upstairs ever since. Recently his voice was heard In one of the most important cases that have been tried in Cook county. The Heavenly Road. "Does you ever stop ter think how high heaven Is?" "Don't worry me wld slch problems. Ef I kin des git half-way, en keep fum gettin' dizzy, I'll be satisfied!" At lanta Constitution. TO GIVE EMPIRE EFFECT. The Corset Departments Are Chang- Jng Their Wares to Suit the Em pire Models Now Uie Fancy. Slowly but surely a not of noveltyji creeping Into all department of drees accessories, and, though a hasty tout through the shops may reveal to the careless observer little that Is new save In spring dress materials, there art among the familiar and somewhat shop worn article that clutter th counter various novelties that Indicate the trend of fashion's current The corset department are partic ularly emphatic In prophecy, and many of the very newest models IndlcaU clearly the lines demanded In the fash ionable figure by the latest frock ideas. The modish woman must adopt stren uous measures for reducing of her hips In order that she may wear gracefully the popular princess gown and be ready for the empire model if they ac tually obtain general favor. Fullness of bust Is also desirable In connection with the prlncesse and empire lines, and the high bust Is demanded by all the most successful bodice models of the day. " Many women are compromising 'twlxt fashion and comfort by wearing the short corsets to which they have become devoted during the reign of the blouse and donning, in addition, a bust sup porter which will give th correct bust lines. There are even new corset mod els made with a back cut all In one, but with a front divided Into a girdle and n bust support, and allowing the comfort In which the corset makers have in dulged women during the past few years. With empire gowns some women are discarding corsets altogether In favor of a buBt support and corset makers are experimenting with these little corset jackets and producing a host of dainty little models to meet the rising demand. There- are, for example, short corset waists terminating just below the bust, and made of inch and a-half-wide satin ribbons woven In and out In basket fashion. These bust supporters are charmingly trimmed with frills of lace and ribbon knots, and wide elastic matching the satin forms shoulder straps and is set In the sides under the arms so that, despite the support, absolute freedom Is given to the wearer. Other bust supporters are sf embroidered batiste in vrhite or deli cate tint trimmed in soft frills of creamy Valenciennes. N. Y. Sun. LvijiiitjeitxjidMevuia I TQ KEEp DlSHES WARM. CLARENCE A. BARNES Attorney-At-Law Mexico, a lVXo Southern Bank Building. A. C WHITSON Attorney-at-Law. Wtil practice In all courts, both StaU and Federal. Bonds executed. , Patent procured. Notary In office. 113 E. Monroe St Mexico, Mo BO YEAR8 r EXPERIENCE Trade Mark Two Proctors. HEItB are two Proctors on the senate roll, one the distinguished senator from Ver mont and the oth er a senatorial sec retary employed by Senator Lodge. The slwiliarlty of the names has led to some amusing incidents. Not ago a medical officer in the navy failed In his, examinations for a promotion. He felt pretty badly and told the captain of his ship about it The latter said: "Why don't you go up to Washington and see Proctor? Maybe he can help you to get another examination." The medical officer came to Wash ington and the ojily Proctor he knew of was the senate, so he called upon the latter, explained his errand and said that his captain had told him to call on' Proctor. "Captain who?" asked the senator. The doctor repeated the name and although the senator looked puzzled he listened to the rtory. The doctor was a good talker and made a strong case for himself. Senator Proc tor promised to see the secretary of the navy and he did and secured another examination for the doctor. The latter returned to his ship rejoicing and told tho captain that Proctor was "the finest old chap I aver met I used your name with him to good effect." "Old chap, shouted the captain, "why Proctor Is a young, smooth shaven fellow." "He is nothing of the kind," said the doctor. "He has gray whiskers and Is one of the best fellows I ever met." On comparing notes It was found that the captain had directed the medical officer to see Becretary Proctor In the hope that the latter might persuade Senator Lodge to go to the front tot him. The captain did not Wow Sen. tor Proctor. "What's tne use c-i xussiug with a secretary," was the doctor's only com- IlitLUt. - Parlor Games a Pleasing Pastime for Children. 4JilLtVlSi Anyone undine (ketch end description may quloklf uirortAlu onr opinion free whether an IriTenllon is probably patentable. Comniunlra llnniatrlotlTDoiindentlul. HflNnROIlK on Patent aent troe. Oliloit alienor for lecuiinfr patenta. Pntenta taken through Munn A Co. receive MxctoJ notiu. wlllioutobarge. in me scunuuc nnmm . T-anrest elr . fTerm, 93 1 TMWfxltmlera. New York iwua.U,C A hanrtaome!? Illu.trstfxl weekly. mil., Ion nf ,nf arUmtlUa tournal. yw; four montu. U. BoWbrall newedalera. Jlntnck Offlua, 6M W St, Waahlnstuo, THE PARLOR GAME IN PROGRESS. -ex44c4::; E ft. shannon : LAi7YER-.3TARY PUBLIC? J MEXICO, I : MISSOURI w - V :: Will give 11 business prompt atten Xiloa, Bee him when you want Mo- TUry work done. No matter bow old the game may be it is found ever new and amusing. and sometimes the mere knowledge that it was participated in by the children's great-greagrandparenti lends added zest to the playing of it by the little folk. There are the old games of "forfeit," so delightfully old and so dellclously new every time it is played, and "whirl the plate," than which there is 'no livelier sport, and "clap In and clap out," always tan-provoking and enjoyable. The playing of cards, chess, check ers and dominoes can never afford the youth with genuine pleasure. These games are better suited to the elders of the family, adults who enjoy a game far the scientific side of it and the quiet it enforces. But for the boys and girls give them boisterous, spirited games such as "hide and seek." "blind man's buff" and "tos tU slipper," and "hunting the thlm ble" la a Jolly game also. Then there are the gay, old time dances through which our great grand parents frolicked when they were young and full of life. Leading In the lint of "country" dances comes tie dear old Virfciula retl, which, s old gentleman put it, "has no begin nlng and no endlng;you may com mence anywhere and stop anywhert and keep on as long as you like with out spoiling the figures." And now we have the modem "pro gresslve" games, the "progressive con versatlonal" being one of the most en joyable that comes under that head Not only is the "progressive conversa tional" most delightful to those who participate in It, says- the Cleveland Leader, but It is educational as well It helps the young folks to cultivate the art of cay and fluent conversa tion with, grace of. manner, gesture and expression, as well as storing th mind with practical knowledge.- To give .an evening's "progressive con versational it la well to choose as th topics of converse some well-known authors and their books;- dissecting, at it were, the moat noted characters ol their books. The drama is alto a snlendid subject to devote a pert ol an evening over. Lest too much con versatlon. alung serious lines, shouU prove dull to thoss who have come to gether for social Intercourse and lnuo cent fun, mulu anil recitation should be tnt'jisrci's.'d between the Yirtou b -.1 "i. Various Way of 'Solving th Prob lem How to Keep a Course Sin ner Nice and Hot. Keeping thing warm is the problem which confronts every user of a gas stove. Unless there Is a broiling oven sep arate from the baking oven and this la an expensive arrangement there Is no room In the ordinary gas range for keeping a course dinner hot. Even then the heat is of the kind .that is death to both the flavor and looks of the dishes. A way to manage a warming oven which is perfect, besides being out of the way, is to get a sheet iron or tin oven of the kind which are made to go on. over coal oil of little flat gas stoves. Get Just as large a one as you can possibly afford, as every extrasquare inch will pay you in more -ways than -one.' Get a couple of deep Iron brack- ' ets to Bet this on and fasten to the wall at a convenient height and dis tance from the stove. Under It set a low box or fasten" a shelf, and upon this set one of the little coal oil stove lamps that sell for little over a quar ter. You will find that the heat is of the mild and even kind that keeps things perfectly. The top is an Ideal place for raising bread and things TTUllU (CUUUO Piun eJUXVXLaP) vuatWiM or rice can be cooked in it, to the sav ing of gas. " ' In a kitchen in which a. coal range keeps its place beside the gas stove the problem is made simple by setting, the little lamp under the' warming oven of the range while cooking by gas. ' ' In the dining-room the radiator shell Is a means., of keeping things warm that Is not often taken advantage of. It may be made to match the wood Work and suspended with brackets and have a fe of the odd dining- room pieces set upon it, and still leave room for Betting the plates and cups Just before meal time. It is an Ideal place for " the cracker bowl, and If made of a piece of marble laid flat on. the radiator It will answer as well for a warming table as one which haa hot water under It Chicago Tribune. A". M7PATTEHS0N. Phyitcian and Drujrgiit, nortV west corner publio Square, Mexico, Mo. Fall line of Staple Drugs and 'DruerriBt'a Sundries, Pateul Medtcines, Dye Stuffa', Etc. A full assortment of Komoo- natLio Medicines always oa r - hand. These remedies sent ty mail wfcen ordered. Will do strictly an ozias frr 4DVIC2 1 . A Hew Salad. One who is well versed in salad mak ing gives this toothsome recipe: A strip of the peel of a large and perfect banana, may be turned back and most of the pulp carefully scooped out The Bhort, thick variety of banana in either red or yellow I the best for this pur pose, to nu uie space mix cy mo re moval of the pulp, prepare a mixtur of thinly sliced banana,' shredded or ange or grape fruit, leeded and peeled; white grapes and a few kernels of English walnut or pecans In small pieces. Iu season stoned cherries may be added. All must first he mixed In a bowl, with a generous supply of dresalng, and after the yellow cases are filled with the salad, each rauet be laid on lettuce leaves. These must be prepared a short time before using. . Celery and Olive Salad, pick and waah well in cold water four or five white celery stalks. Dry them well and uBe only the tendur luelde parts. Cut them in short lengths and place in a bowl wita lettuce hearts. Tons t'P w11 French drfcfci;i,j and K-.V1 ii nuhn cut la nalvoe.