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Miss MESSAGE. quri WATCH THE DATE! On your label in a date; , Renew before It is too late MEXICO, MISSOURI, OCTOBER 28, 1013 NUMBER 49. VOLUME 16. XICO OOMMITTE REPORTt llait Balance In The Treasury .... . . . . of 973.24, Following is statement of receipts and expenditures of the fall festivi ties committee. It shows a surplus of $73.24. Debt. Subscription account $1115.04 Damage cloth sold 8.10 Ten percent of $3285.60 Car nival 328.55 Fifty percent of concessions 100.25 Total Credit. . . .Expenditures as follows: Surplus 1590.94 $1517.70 73.24 Total Expenditures. Ribbon' Dray and Express Stenographic work Telegrams 1 Advertising 16 newspapers Rope Exchange Traveling expense Twine, tacks, paper, etc. Ribbon Labor and carpenter work Boxes Traveling expense Ground rent Prizes Mexico Band $1590.94 $6.40 4.29 35.75 3.10 167.20 .80 .05 27.88 2.76 .18 77.95 1.00 .80 30.00 660.00 110.00 Wiring electric lights (current free) 14.50 Traveling expense corn Judge, C. B. Hutchison, Columbia ' 4.84 Attorney fees $37.50, less sub scription $5 22.60 Printing and posting adv. mat ter , . 134.95 Stationery 2.35 Equipment for two parades 7.85 Cloth to cover booths Hauling sand Office expense Lumber - Telephone, long distance Gasoline, oil, etc. Night watch 34.00 5.60 9.35 63.45 10.60 64.61 30.00 One subscription refused to pay 6.00 Total as above 1517.70 H. E. C. Tucker Wm. Rose R. E. Race, Secretary. . THE AUTO TURTLED. Wm. Pratt, V. O. Morris, J. D, Pratt, Charles Stratton and Clay Patrick boarded an auto Monday night nd drove over to Fulton to at tend a meeting of Odd Fellows. On their return four miles this side of Fulton In going down a steep hill their machine turnedover at the side of the road. Wm. Pratt suf fered a broken arm and each of the others was more or less bruised and t lacerated. They are counting their good fortune that they escaped as well as they did. The machine was badly demolish ed. E. L. Johnson, also of Mexico, was following with his machine and picked up the wounded and brought them on home. Th Bvbee Sisters, milliners at Rush Hill, have a new and up-to date line of hats and are receiving new consignments all the time. It, -will pay you to buy your hats at the Bybee Millinery Store, Rush Hill, Mo. - . Kelly Wilkersou has in a new silo cutter which was working fine till someone blunderingly dropped hammer Into a pile of fodder. The 1 machine's effort to grind up hammer cost Kelly a big sum in repairs. But you can't down Kelly with a ham mer, he is energetic and will succeed L. F. Eads, of S. Muldrow St. h has been in bad health Is gaining BENTON CITY LETTER Stauffer School Helps Celebrate a Birthday. Benton City, Mo., Oct. 26. Born, to Rolla Hendricks and wife, Oct. 22, a son. Miss Buiah Wright of Columbia and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Jones of Mex ico attended the teachers' meeting here Saturday. Cale Douglass and family were guests of J. W. Douglass and daugh ter Sunday. Mrs. Paul Lelrhelmer and Bister, Miss Weber, were shopping in Mex ico Monday. Fred Kellerhal and family were guests at French Douglass' Sunday. Mrs. E. L. Woodson and Mrs. J. E. "Northcutt and daughter, Miss Es ther, were guests of Dr. Douglass and wife Tuesday.' The teachers' meeting held here Saturday was very interesting and instructive despite the fact that quite number of the teachers who were on he program failed to appear. The next meeting will be held at Stauffer school house three weeks hence. Born, to Aug. Duffln and wife, on Oct. 24, a son. The home of J. W. Dowell was en livened Saturday evening by the hap py faces and voices of the pupils and teacher Stauffer school and several other guests in honor of the 12th birthday of Miss Elizabeth. Mr. Dowell in his own way entertained the youngsters by recounting amus ing experiences of himself in his salad days, and Miss Elizabeth and Master Crawford graciously assisted in the many parlor games enjoyed by all. Delicious refreshments were served by Mrs. George' Johnson of Mexico, aunt of the Dowell children. Many pretty tokens of esteem were left by the little guests and at anear ly hour they bade their schoolmate goodnight, wishing her many more happy birthdays and that they might again enjoy the hospitality of Clover Dale Farm. Those present were: Mrs. Anna Kelly, teacher of Stauffer school, Mary and Llnell Erisman, Gladys and Elwood Miller, Elizabeth Dermody, Jesse Turner, the two sons of Mr. and .Mrs. Baker Hinton, Mrs. John Dermody and daughters, The- rence and Margaret, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Cochran, Elwood Douglass and Wm. Purdom. Ab. Harrison, south of Benton City, had a load of cattle on the St. Louis marke one clay last week which he sold at $10.30. BEAVER DAM SCHOOL ENTER TAINS. Miss Mabel Hickman and her pu pils gave a box supper at Beaver Dam Saturdy night. The house was be comingly decorated in their colors. black and oraifge, and handwork of the pupils ws in evidence. The liter ary program showed to advantage the good training in music they have at Beaver Dam as well as showing studious preparattlon. A large number of people were in attendance., the house being crowded to the doors. A company of McMil lan! tes were there also. The 33 boxes were auctioned by Mr. Rich ard Crockett and brought good prices. The proceeds go to furnish ing the library with supplementaries. Geo. Cooper, foreman of the C & A. R. R. trackmen, working west of Mexico, Is putting the tracks of his section in fine shape. Wm. Kling spent a short time in Louisiana this week. The little dughter of Mr. and Mrs Arlle Hunt in west Mexico, who has been in frail health, is making rap Id improvement. Mrs. D. M. Kelley has the thanks of the Message for favors. . EUREKA BUZZING BEE. The people of Eureka school dis trict boast of a rather unique or ganization known far and near as 'The Buzzing Ree." It was organized in November, 1914, with II. E. Miller, president; Mrs. Kellerhals, referee; Miss Hib- bert, secretary and treasurer, and the schol directrs, sergeants The object of the society is to en tertain and instruct all who might attend the meetings.' A meeting was held each Tuesday night. A short literary program was given and the remainder of the time was devoted to spelling, ciphering and buzzing contests. Now it you don't know how to buzz just come over and let us show you. Interest, attendance and popular ity grew rapidly but never did it de velop into a "sparking bee." (Strange, isn't?) In the spring the society adjourn ed to meet again November 2, 1915. That date is fast approaching and the "Bee" will make her first ap pearance of the season at a box sup per. The evening's program will be rendered by Miss Zella Brown and her pupils from Hedge Dale. Prizes will be given for the prettiest box and for the most popular young la dy. We invite everybody to come and enjoy an evening of pleasure and profit. S.S. CONVENTION. Salt River Sunday School Conven tion will be held at Prairie View church next Sunday all day. The following will be the program: 10:30, devotional, Rev. Barks. 10:45, Work With Intermediate Girls, Mrs. Baker. 10:55, How I Interest Young la dies, Mrs. Cuibertson. 11:10, The State Convention, Mr. Fox. - 11:25, The Challenge, Mr. White. Dinner. 2:30, Round-Table Discussion. 3:00, Reports of Departmental Su perintendents. 3:16, Address, Mr. J. W. Million. Card of Thanks. We desire to thank our kind friends and relatives for the help given us during our bereavement in the loss of our son and brother. Also for the beautiful floral offerings. Henry Winkler and Family. George Tally of Laddonia, a car penter, is moving to Santa Fe. wmm Pleasurable Saving Diamonds are one of the best invest ments offered to-day. They are constant ly increasing in price and there is no proba bility of a reduction. By charging a small commission for handling the stones we can undersell most dealers. Our time is at your disposal and we are glad to give any infor mation desired. PILCIIERS EtUkliikcd 1868 M e x i c ( Mo. Ill ,:v- "JHstfi t5 iy" Nnjr Si SKINNER LETTER. A Corn Carnival at Skinner Inter, ofctlng Time 1'roml.sed. Thompson, Mo.,Oct. 2(5. The fine Autumn weather is a thing of beauty and will be a joy forever. Wheat sowing past for 1915. A good stand so far. The acreage sown, however, is perhaps two-thirds of last year's acreage. Farmers are busy as worker bees, plowing, gath ering nuts, making cider some even thinking of binning corn. Chas. Householder began cribbing corn Monday. Most of the corn, how ever, si a little green to put away. Singing at the Ladies' Hall meet once a week, on Wednesday night. A Corn Carnival, solely, will be reeled off t Skinner Saturday after noon next. The -exhibits 'will be corn only. It will be placed in the LndieM' Hall. . A bushel or 100 ears of corn will be required to compete for the prizes. Ten dollars will be divided among the various kinds of corn. The exact way of the divis ion of the $10.00 premium will be decided by a committee before day of show. A competent judge will be secured to award premiums. The corn exhibited to become tha proper ty of the committee in charge to be sold at auction to the highest bidder, perhaps that night. A box supper will be reeled off at Gatewood Friday night, Nov. 6th, for the benefit of the school library. J. L. Carpenter is marketing car load after car load of apples at from 60 cents to 75 cents per bushel. His 20 acre orchard will yield him a nice dividend this year. ' ' J. L. Carpenter bought 40 head of 450 pound Angus calves at the K. C. market recently at $8.00. Elmer Gatewood sold to Anthony of Centrala fifty 185 pound hogs at $7.75. He delivered them last week. Floyd Patrick contracted 30 hogs to Anthony six weeks ago at $7.50. He delivered them last week. They weighed about 225 pounds. W. H. Mallory has been making Improvements around his premises lately; solid concrete foundation un der his house and plastering house also. Chas. Dickey is making the saw mill buzz the past few days on Chas. Meyers' place. The roadoverseers are busy put ting the highways up in shape -concrete culverts galore, quite a bit of grading. The only bridge now in this vicinity that needs a new steel structure is the one north of Skinner three quarters of a mile, which spans Fish Branch. A dangerous old trap and people are shunning It all they possibly can. Somebody will meet the fate of G rover Chapman at the Meyers bridge two miles north of Thompson some of these days." She's rickety, rackety also and unsafe on ly for pedestrians. Grover Chapman went thru the Meyers bridge across Salt River, two miles north of Thompson, last Wed nesday afternoo with 60 bushels of wheat and a team and wagon. Gro ver and mules were considerably scratched up, the wagon completely demolished and the wheat got 'a good ducking. The bridge had been condemned a good while. A new steel structure was on the grounds to be put up as soon as the bridge contractors could get to it. It ap pears to the writer that there ought to be a law enacted so that the man damaged could recover, more espe cially with a little two-horse load. J. F. Baker, C. Householder, D. Miller, Ross Ewing and others re ceived sheep, lambs, or, etc., a coup le of weeks ago at prices ranging from $6.75 to $8.60, according to kind. Buy your winter coal at Uie ludepoudcut Coul Mine, 10c bu. W. T. WILKERSOX. . 4w. RUSH HILL LETTER. Pastor Called for The New Union Church. Rush Hill, Mo., Oct. 26. Service Sunday at the Union Church by Rev. Dunkieberger of Columbia. We un derstand he has accepted the call at this place twice a month. Glad to hear he will be with us for the com ing year. Mrs. Florence Dillard is reported very sick at her father's home in Rush Hill. The Star ladies attended lodge at Laddonia Monday night. They re port a good time. They took in sev eral new members, this being the first work after organizing several weeks ago. The contest staged here with the prize, a motor cycle, given by O. C. Bernard, was awarded to Cort In gram of Laddonia. Prof. Ford and Henry Lee are run nink Bachelor's Hall. Mrs. Lee is taking a little vacation. Mr. Lee is trying to do the cooking and Mr. Ford has the hard job he is trying to stay till Mrs. Lee returns. Mrs. Lee is visiting her son, Edgar, and family, at Sikeston, Mo. Born, to Henry Stuart and wife, Oct. 23, a son. Mr. and Mrs. Orville Melahn of near Thompson, who formerly lived here, are the proud parents of a lit tle daughter, born Oct. 20. The Teachers' Training Class took their final examination about a week ago. Those who passed and receiv ed diplomas were: Miss Lillie Low er, Altman Ileinicke, Mrs. Clara Peery and Mrs. H. C. Carnes. Mrs. Carnes will instruct a class in this work this winter. Ed. Melahn and wife are entertain ing a little daughter, born Sunday, Oct. 24. Mrs. Ed. Baehr and little daugh ter, Carroll, spent Sunday here visit ing Geo. Baehr and family. The men of the Union Church will give" a supper in the basement of the church Saturday night, Oct. 30. La dise, come and ring well filled pocketbooks, as the men promise all kinds of good things to eat. CHAMP CHIMES. The pie supper at Gant school house was a grand success. The proceeds amounted to $29.70, with which they have purchased an or gan, maps, pictures and window shades for the school. Alberta Council of K. L. f. met at the Hall Saturday night for the purpose of installation of officers, as follows: John Beatty, president. John Nevius, vice-president; Tom Squires, second vice-president; E. E. Jones, prelate; W. H. Blythe, secre tary; Mrs. J. B. Nevius, financier; Mary A. Dempsey, conductor; Law rence Winn, guard, and Henry Vance, guard. After the installation we initiated three candidates and then had pies for supper. Here's wishing the Council No. 1274 at Gant great prosperity and success. J. L. Smith of High Hill entertain ed the following last Sunday: Will Dempsey and family, John Nevins and family, and Miss Elizabeth Beat ty and brother, Ralph. All had an enjoyable time. Mrs. Beatty and daughter, Miss Eliza, have returned from a two weeks' visit at Chillicothe. Ragan Hickman and Ernest Stew ard spent Sunday with their best girls at Columbia. Miss Grce Smih of High Hill will go to Kansas City shopping next Thursday, Mrs. J. L. Hickman sold Mrs. Ed. White of Mexico two hogs at $5.00 each. Johu Wayne hs bought the J. C, Ktug property on South Clark aud will move from his suburban home to the newly acquired home. EAST END NOTES. . The Corn Show and Carnival at Van daiia It Was Great. Vandaiia, Mo., Oct. 26. John Mlddleton of Laddonia visited his mother, Mrs. Emma Mlddleton, over Sunday. Miss Maud Vandeventer of St. Louis has been the guest of friends in the eastern part of the county and attended the carnival in Vandaiia last week. Miss Maud Barbee, Miss Cox, Miss Sweeny and Miss Wood, teachers in Hardin College, were the guests of the family of W. S. Barbee over Sun day. Mr. Edgar Darnell of this locality and Miss Alma Myers of Windsor. Mo., were married Wednesday at the bride's home in Windsor. The hap py couple arrived here Friday and will occupy the C. F. Darnell farm south of Vandaiia. The best wishes of their many friends is extended them. The Vandaiia Carnival of last week was a decided success. The weather was ideal, large crowds at tended each day and every depart nmet was evidence of much inter est. The lectures each day by prom inent speakers were a splendid feat ure. The agricultural department could hardly be improved on by a State fair. The live stock exhibits were good. Henry Kohl was the leading exhibitor in the draft horse ring and got his share of the first premiums. J. T. Jerman, F. M. Branstetter and Henry Kohl were eotributors to the jacks and jennet rings and all got their share of the blue ribbons. John Price, J. R. Hodge and others were entries in the saddle horse ring. Mr. Price win nig first. Cleve McMillan was first on Hereford cattle. M. D. Porter, fir :t on the Jerseys. Henry Kohl, fir t on the Shorthorns. C. B. Moore, first on Duroc Jersey hogs. W. C. Koestner first onChester White hogs. T. C. Cook, first on Hampshire hogs. Other special features were the Better Babies' Contest, the School Parade, the Fire Brick Co. Parade, and the Babies' Parade. A splendid poultry show that was well patronized. Missouri Military Academy de bated University High School. , of Columbia, in a foot-ball game on Soldiers' Field here Monday by a score of 104 to 0 the largest score ever made by a team on a local field. Adolph Fennewald of Martinsburg topped the cattle market in St. Louis a few days ago with four cars jf 1496 pound steers which sold for no. io. Col. Fred. A. Morris has resigned is editor of the Mexico Intelligencer and John Washington of Fulton will take his place. Here's regrets that we lose Col. Fred, and here's wishing luck to the new man. Mrs. Clyde Johnson of this city is anjoying a visit from her freind and former teacher, Miss JoBie Baker who is now keeper of the "Mark Twain Home" in Hannibal. R. C. CARTER, Dealer in Coal. ' Illinois Lump and Nut Coal. . . Now is the time to lay in your winter's supply -Be sure to call on us. Plume 704. S. Olive 113. $$$ $$$$$$ $ MEXICO SAVINGS BANK $ $ 43rd Year in Bus incus f $ CAPITAL STOCK 1 30,000.00 $ W. W. FRY, President. SAM LOCKE, Cashier. S 9 bis usul good helth. .