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.. WATCH THE DATE! - .. On your label Is a date; - .. Renew before It Is too late. - VOLUME 10. in XICO OURI MEXICO, MISSOURI, NOVEMBER 4, 1015. NUMBER BO. M M Message. MEETS NEXT AT BENTON CITY AUDRAIN TOWN GETS WOMAN'S PRESBYTERIAL MEET. Fulton, Mo., Oct. 30. Students and faculty members at Westminster College yesterday heard Mrs. Selden P. Spencer of St. Louis address them at chapel on "Following the Coach and Playing the Game Right as It Is Applied to Religion." Mrs. Spencer has been one of the prominent workers at the annual meeting of the Woman's Presbyter rial, which closed here yesterday. Benton City was selected as the place for the meeting next year, which will be In October. Mrs. Geo. Robertson of Mexico was elected president and Mrs. Margaret Mitchell of Montgomery City , secretary and treasurer. The official staff also in cludes Mrs. Kate Woodson of Fulton, Mrs. Wanter Ballinger, Columbia; Mrs. S. E. Stratton, Benton City; Miss Norinne Bartz, Keytesvllle, and Mrs. Wallace Dearlng, Mexico. There were 16 delegates present at the Fulton meeting from the Mex ico Presbyterian church, a fine rep resentation. Mrs. Herbert Pryor of Mexico read a paper before the gath ering which Is said to have been one of the very best heard during the meeting. By generous' gifts of Missouri Presbyterial it has been made possi ble for Synodical College to secure needed equipment and she will now bo enabled to take, her place among the approved Junior colleges of the State. The following were the delegates from Mexico: Mrs. G. W. Robertson, Mrs. Wallace Dearlng as Presbyterial officials; Mrs. W. J. Botts and Mrs. Chas. Leeper, from the Missionary Society; Mrs. W. C. Johnson, dele gate from the Stoddard Society; Mrs Charles Peterson, delegate from the E. McM. Bible Class. Misses Mildred Wallace and Miriam Johnson, dele gates from the Phllathea Class; Mrs, Livingston, delegate from the Junior Society, and Mrs. A. A. Wallace, Mrs E. L. Cass and Mrs. Herbert Pryor, visitors. Miss LUUan Hewitt of Clarksvllle is the gucbt of Dr. and Mrs. E. A Lofton of this city. Col. Fred A. Morris of Mexico for Governor. Why not? He's all right Audrain hasn't had a candidate for this place for near fifty years, and it's our turn. Thurstan Elliott is on the .sick list. Poultry We have an order for "Chickens" and offer for this week: I Springers, per pound, 12c. Hens, per pound, 12c. Old roosters, per pound, 7c. I'"KRhi I down, 25c- Cabbage - Cir Dorthtrn Cabbage oa track. 100 lb. bag, 7?c Morris The Gorcer STURGEON MAN SHOOTS SELF Sturgeon, Mo., Oct .30. Henry Sshooling, a farmer residing on the farm of his brother, J. W. Schooling, president of the Boone County Mu tual Aid Society, seven miles south west of Sturgeon, blew his brains out last night about 11 o'clock, using a shot gun as the means of destruc tion. MOLINO LETTER. Homer Buckles of Stoutsvllle was guest of H. L. Weaver Friday night. Mrs. John Helzer and daughter visited Mrs. James Camplin of Santa Fe Friday to Tuesday. Mrs. James Beam of Hannibal Is suffering with rheumatism. She is visiting at the home of R. L. Heizer. Joe Marshall and wife were guests of Edgal Martin and family Monday. Misses Mary and Beulah Griffin were guests of Miss Lizzie Telkemper C. R.Massey of Mexico visited Geo. Goodrich Saturday and Sunday Mrs. Walter Smith and Mrs. Clyde Owens of Mexico were guests of James Dudley and wife. Proceeds from the Box and Pie Supper at Molino Saturday nignt amounted to $38.00. Mrs. Abner Buckles of Shelbina left for Stouteville to visit relatives. Fes Cauthorn and wife of Mexico were guests of Will Cauthorn. J. E. Blum and wife and Mrs. H. R. S. Montgomery of Mexico were guests of H. L. Weaver's Monday. Miss Ruth Woods was guest of Miss Blanch Cauthorn several days. Ben Baker and family had Mr. Hutchison and family of Centralia as their guests Sunday. Buy your winter coal at the Independent Coal Mine, 10c bu. W. T. WILKERSON. 4w. DEATH OF MRS. ROBERTS. Mrs. Kelly Roberts, 41 years old, died Saturday night at her home in this city, her ailment tuberculosis. She was the daughter of Wm. Pratt. The husband survives her besides two brothers and one sister. The funeral was held at the home Monday afternoon conducted by Rev. O. O. Green The farmer who has used a good Shorthorn bull for the past 20 years has better cattle than his neighbor. Attend our sale Nov. 9 at Mexico S. 'P. EMMONS & SON. Estill R. Myers is the new editor of the Mexico Intelligencer. Estill has been with that paper nine years He's a Judge of what is good stuff, Is a ready writer, and will make the Intelligencer go editorially all right. The executive board of the Baptist Missionary Union of the Audrain Association was in session in Mexico Monday. Those in attendance were Mrs. A. V. Lemon, Mrs. L. V. Arvin and Mrs. Frazler Rose of Vandalia; Mrs. Geo. Ferris, Mrs. Chas. A. Tor- reyson and Mrs. Mayo Alexander of Laddonia; Miss Lucy Brown of Hopewell, and Misses Lelia Wlnans and Willie Robnettr Mrs. Lan Jones and Mrs. J. A. Guthrie of Mexico. DWELLING BURNED. J. E. Azdell resides in Mexico but he had a pretty home on his farm In Worcester neighborhood, and that noma was destroyed by fire Monday afternoon. It was a two story house, built about a year alnco. What start ed the fire la not known. Four or five men were working on a nearby farm but failed to see the fire till about the time the roof was ready to LADDONIA LETTER. John Barleycorn, a Belligerent Hus- 1iiik1 and a Skillet. Laddonia, Mo., Oct. 31. Weather fine. Roads splendid. But getting somewhat dry for late sown wheat. Some cisterns and wells getting low. Mrs. II. A. Prie of West Lick Is convalescing from fever and Is spending a few clays with her father- in-law and mother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Price, in Laddonia. Grandpa Healer is quite ill at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Turner. Halloween was observed to the limit Saturday night. Sunday morn ing our little city reminded us of the "World of Chance" we used to read about in the old Third Reader fifty years ago. All sorts of vehicles pil ed up in door yards, bales of wire streetched across the streets, etc. The most remarkable freak was the transfer of Ote Freels' cow from her pasture to Dr. McCall's office. She was driven up a long and very steep stairway. We have not learned the exact nature of Mr. Freels' remarks, but imagine the atmosphere was heavy for awhile. The monthly G. A. R. banquet was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Ferris' last Thursday. There was quite a full attendance. The weather was fine, and the repast pre pared by the R. C. ladies was dell clous, Just the sort that Missouri women know how to prepare. Many thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Ferris for their kindness and hospitality. Quite a scrap at our city hotel last Wednesday night in which John Bar leycorn, a belligerent husband and a skillet were central figures. The city authorities were called In ami the man was put undef arrest. ' The trial, we understand, resulted in a fat fine. Miss Libbie Dudgeon of Wesley Chapel neighborhood is visiting her cousin, Mrs. John Yost. The sudden death of Miss Mollie Brown last Monday eve was a great shock to the community. She was in her usual health at 2 p. m. and was found, by her sister, lying dead at 5 o'clock. Miss Mollie was well known and universally beloved by a wide circle of friends and acquaintnees. She was a member of Llttleby Bap tist church and lived a devoted Chris tian life. BENTON CITY ITEMS. Benton City, Mo., Nov. 2, '15. F.M. Shouse of Mexico preached at the Baptist church Sunday night. Mrs. E. L. Woodson ofE. St. Louis, who has visited here two weeks, re turned home Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Northcutt and Mrs. Albert Davis accompanied her as far aa Wright City, returning the same evening. Mr. and Mrs, A. C. Schaab of Belle ville, 111., were guests of E.M.Jung- bluth and wife latter part of week. Earl Douglass, Brent Erlsman and A. F.Romans were in Fulton Sunday. Chas. Williams and wife and Walk- 3r Wooldridge went to Jefferson City Clayton Watts and wife entertained at dinner Dr. and Mrs.Douglass, Earl Douglass and wife, A. B. Erlsman and family, Mrs. Ada Painter, Mr. Joseph Carter and Miss Elizabeth O'Brien. There will be services at the Bap tist church by the pastor, Rev. J. S. Arvin, next Sunday. Also at the Pres byterian church by Bro. F. Mithcell Jolly time at Tratcuell Hall Sat urday evening. Halloween inspired many amusing costumes. Missionary Soc. of the Christian church entertained the Mexico and Martlnebttrg societies Wednesday, Mr. and Mrs. J.J. S Johnson and daughter and A. F. Romans and wife visited relatives at Hatton Sunday. It you want a new made to meas ure eult or overcoat I'll fix you up. The Enterprise Store. FORMER MEXICO BOY INJURED JAMES LEMON HAS ACCIDENT. James McW. Lemon, nephew of Mrs. J. F. McWilliams of this City, had his right hand crushed In ma chinery of a sugar manufactory this week at Greeley, Colo., where he has been for three years past. James made his start in the Message office some ears ago and e hope to hear that he will recover and not have any permanent injury. James was in line for promotion to the position of superintendent of his department in the promotion was to have been In a very short time. WRITES "POLITICS" AND THINGS FOR THE G.-D. Hannibal, Mo., Oct. 30. Corneli us McGillicuddy of St. Louis direct ed an attack here early yesterday morning on Bradley B. Huff, staff correspondent of the iGlobe.-Demo-crat. McGillicuddy, who is better known to the police around saloons and in the underworld, as Cuddy Mack, called Huff out of the Mark Twain Hotel at 1 o'clock, telling him he had some important information to impart. As soon as Huff was around the corner, in the dark, McGullicuddy gave a signal to three men, who had been stationed in dark doorway.and the men pounced on Huff. The three men hit the correspond ent several times about the face, be- fTiJre' he could get back Into tn hotel. He was not seriously Injured. Huff said he could not imagine why McCullicuddy had chosen him as the object of a gang beating. McCullicuddy has not been prom inent in public print since the time when Josph W. Folk was running for governor. Then, Folk alluded to him often, facetiously. McGillicuddy Is a well known character in ttie vicinity or sixtn ana Chestnut streets, St. Louis. Bradley B. Huff is the son of Rev. Wm. Huff, formerlw editor of the 'Regular Baptist," published In Mex ico a number of years ago. And here s where Bradley was reared to man hood. The father now lives in Mob prly. Bradley Is very moving young man and has been writing "phuiiny" things and "politics" for the St. .ouls Globe-Democrat for several ears. H. L Langtry, west of Mexico, lost his baru by lire Monday night. He is suspicious that somebody set the building on fire. The Bybee 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. Hon. Chas. H. Grasty of the Bal timore (Md.) Sun, a former Mexico boy, who taught school here at one time and also at Santa Fe, after an absence of 32 years, returned this week for -a visit to relatives here. The last six months he spent in Lon don and Paris. He made a speech before the High School yesterday morning. He thinks the European war will last a long, long time yet and when it ends the United States v will not have a friend among all th.e nations of the earth. They are all jealous of us now. .Mr. Grasty's pol jt;y is, in time of peace prepare for war. Dr. McCall of Laddonia had a visit KETTER-SCIIRADER . Splendid Young Couple Are Unit ed In Marriage. Mr. Arthur Ketter and Miss Vena Schrader were married Thursday afternoon, Oct. 28 at the parsonage in Mexico in the presence of a few friends and relatives, Rev. Henry Neighbours officiating. The groom is an industrious young man with many friends. The bride is a very popular young lady among a large circle of friends and associ tes. They will make their home on a farm about ten miles northeast of Mexico, near the German church in that neighborhood. May peace and happiness attend them along life's pathway is the wish of the Message and their many friends. RUSH HILL BANK MEETING. The annual meeting of the Rush Hill Bank was held Monday and Gai ther Berry was elected president to succeed Charles L. Stewart, deceas ed. Pete Erdel, Jr., was elected di rector to serve one year, and E. A. Feutz was re-elected cashier. The Bank is doing a flourishing business is one of the very prosperous In stitutions of the county. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Mahon Gant have moved to Oklahoma. of Mt. Zion Baptist Church at Molino has a new pastor, Rev. F. L. White of Laddonia. Young people of Benton City had a gay time Saturday night.Halloween a party in Tratchell's Hall and a pa rade with many laughble costumes. Mrs. Dennis, formerly Miss Sallie James of Thompson, is dead. See our Thompson letter. The Message failed to get in that Sandman Story" last week. But we have a good one for this week, on another page. It Is entitled "Giant The Mountain." It will interest the cdildren and older folks too. Look it up. Shields Moore is over from West minster. Dr. E. D. Moore has been ill of fever for several days and is now improving. Miss Florence Ford returned Tues day from a summer's visit in Oregon. Mrs. M. L. Taylor is home from a isit to Herbert Taylor at Brunswick. Miss Dorothy Blanks of M. S. V. pent the week-end at home. Mrs. Blanks has returned from a visit to relatives in Arcadia Valley. Morris Blend Coffee Money buck as we ineau it is not a boast but a pledge. Perhaps you are satisfied with your coffee; should we ask you to try another at your risk? We know the coffee aud accept the risk there is none J Hold ia bulk, ready for use. 28c per pound. Morris The Grocer OSCAR NEWSUM IN TROUBLE Young Farmer Is Arrested on ft Fel ny Charge. Patterson & Crews' store at Row- ena, this county, was robbed the night fo Feb. 11, 1915, and about $200 In money was taken. Oscar Newsum disappeared from the neigh borhood and he was afterwards In dicted by the grand Jury and a war rant issued for his arrest charging him with the robbery. Recently he was located at Carrollton, 111, and Sheriff Barnett brought him back: here two weeks since. Last Thurs day he had a preliminary hearing before Justice Hooton. He implicated Thomas Rowe, Jr., charging that Rowe entered the store while he held the team they; were driving. Rowe then, also, was put under arrest, but plead not guilty and waa released on $1,000 bond. The matter will have further at tention at the coming term of the Circuit Court. MR. GALBREATH DEAD James A. Galbreath, a former Au drain county boy, died suddenly at Modesto, Call., on September 28. Mr. Galbreath went to California in 1873. He leaves a wife and four married daughters. He was a broth er of Bob Galbreath, now of West Plains, Mo., and was a brother also of Misses B. and C. Galbreath of near Worcester, this county. GANT LETTER. " Mr. and Mrs. Frank Mahan left Monday for Oklahoma City, Okii., where they will reside. Sorry to lese these good people, but "our loss is their gain." There will be a pie supper at Payne school house Friday night, Nov. 5th. Miss Calvine Hickman visited Miss Eugenia Smith Saturday and Suniiay. Mrs. Elizabeth Beatty and daugh ter, Miss Eliza, have returned home from a week's visit in Mexico. Miss Ermine Van Home spent Sat urday and Sunday with homefolks at Auxvasse. Col. Levi Winn and son delivered to Lewis Anthony of Centralia 35 fat hogs at $5.45. Reagan Hickman ia helping Ver non Smith dig a well. Mrs. Ada Dorrance, 48 years old, mother of Mrs. Cortez Edmonston of this city, died recently In Los An geles, California. The war in Europe is making the prices of medicine soar. Quinine has buzzed from 14 cents an ounce to $2.50. ' In Harrison district, south of Cen tra, the farmers meet at the road side and swap horses. An orchard ist out that way is shipping 900 bushels of apples. It. C. CARTER, Dealer la Coal. Illinois Lump and Nut Coal. . . Now is the time to lay in your winter's supply Be sure to call on us. Phoue 7ttl. 8. Olive 113. $ $ $ $$$$$$ $ MEXICO SAVINGS BANK $ $ 43rd Year iu Buslbess 9 $ CAPITAL STOCK $450,000.00 9 W. W. FRY, President. 9 9 BAM LOCKE, Cashier. 9 9 9 fall In. Mr. Azdell lost a large barn from fire on this same farm a year ago. , of a cow In his office Halloween.