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AGE. t VOLUME 19. MEXICO, MISSOURI, THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 118. NUMBER 4. Mexico MissouiMess i ; That Spottecl Negro Tom Dudley's Stunt Luko Edward. Fighting The Huns Girls Play Anil Hing For The Sal vation Army Tlio Scott-Sncde- Kcv Wedding. Boy Wounded! Mexico, Mo., Aug. 19. Tom Dud ley, out southeast of town, waa hero Saturday bantering for some body to take up gunB with him against the kaiser. Dudley has a big doublo-birreled shotgun, "older than mo or you," he says, which his father carried during the Civil War, and he wants to go over and help stop tho pasttime of the Hun at ii 1 1 .i once, we are sure getting Diusieu 'tired of the Hollernzollern bunch. But the Allies have been fixing 'em lately, glory halleluiah. County Clerk Ross Catfthorn has been confined at home for three weeks with Inflamatory vrheuma tlsm. He Is better but 1b "still hav ing a time of it." That new anti-weed ordinance will get some of us townNfolk8 as it otrght to get us. Cut the weeds.1 They are unsightly, unhealthy are a nuisance. Mr. Frank H. Scotb of Columbia and Miss Laura Snedeker,. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eph Snedeker of near Laddonia. were united Id mar riage at the Hoxsey Hotel in Mexico Wednesday of last week. Rev. G. I. VanNoy of Fayette officiated. Only relatives and a few close friends present ine coupe were no n rNother Alumni I ueillS III lilt? L iiitci ctitj itl ;rai, Mr, Scott a senior In the School of Journalism and Miss ' Snedeker a Sophomore in the Collego of Arts James Cecil Weidler, son of Mr. and Science. Mr. Scott expects to be and Mrs. A. B. Weidler, south of called into war service. His bride is Mexico, who is on the battle frftnt a sister of Arthur Snedeker, a for- in France, was quite seriously mer student in Mexico High School, wounded in July, being struck - by who more than a year since enlisted shrapnel 'In the right shoulder and who in one leg. His collar bone was to battle for Uncle Sam and was the firs Audrain boy who was wounded on the battle front In France. Mexico's "spotted negro" was called into training at Camp Fun- Bton, but lately he was discharged He is an athlete and would make 'a speak of the accident. fighter, but it 1b said his captain "Jid Cecil has been at the front nearly not like his face." And "Spotty is three months. He is a brave and heln canable fellow. He will soon . be Dan, i . . .i i v " I broken. ; A letter received here , Monday tells of the acoideirt, but as to de tails the letter Is very brief, the letter was dated July 23. A letter RV C. Barcley and J. W. Brockman received two weeks ago does jot - SCHOOL BOARD CONVENTION. Circuit Court Room, In' Mexico, On Saturday, Anguxt 24, 1018. 9:30. County Superintendent outlines plana of work for the year. 10:00. The personnel of school boards; May It be Improved? How? George Glass and S. E. Stratton. 10:30. Address Byron C. Cosby, Professor of Mathematics, Kirks ville State Normal. 11:10. General round table con ference, "The Needs of tho Schools " Enrollment of school of- smash the kaiser. T. J. Ecton's old milk delivery horse is able to make his regular rounds again. T. J. had to do the toting of the milk Jars himself thru that hot wind spell. GOING OVERSEAS. Henry Precht had word from his" son, Carl Precht, who with ten oth er Mexico boys, have been In train ing at Camp McArthur, Texas, that they have been transferred East, In nrenaratlon for sailing overseas, It is thought. 11:45 fleers. 11:50. Transportation of. pupils. J. E. Norhcutt. Boys' State Fair Schools. J. J. Wakefield. 1:30. When and why retain the same teachers? J. W. Dowell and J. 3. Johnston. 1:45, Salaries of teachers. B. A. Smith and Clyde W. Ellis. 2:00. Relation of assessed valu- The Liinn of nrhool district to the k . i a i r school. JS. W. Ijierneiuier auu . v McAllister. Missouri will vote again this fall ,. proposed cona'.'.tutlonal on the single tax amendment. On . t reiatlnK to education. the ballot a companion amendment Doyt Muier an o. B. Stowers. back and at the Huns again. THE SINGLE TAX. To He Voted On This Fall A Com panion Amendment For A Home' Htead Loan Fund AI.ho On Ballot. will appear providing for the Home stead Loan Fund. The attorney general of the State has fixed the ti tles for the amendments, approving the initiative petitions for the two GOES TO GREAT LAKES. James Lewis, who enlisted In the Propositions ., hloH li. The single tax. amendment pro Naw some time aeo. received his I , . ,, , i a i, r,t Ivldes that all public revenues of the call this week and has gone to Great I Lakes to begin his training. THE REAL ROUSING FARCE COMEDY SHOWS WHY IT PAYS TO ADVERTISE 2:40. Proposed oonsilUtlo tal amendment, reiauus iu v t.. McGee and F. F. Fletcher. 3:00. Conference on promotion of war activities in connection with ..i...i t uv Parker and J. H. Dkliuwia. Kammarmeyer. 3:30. Teaching of vitalized agrl culture Jn the rural schools. W. F. Clark. if ) ;K y H V' h ;n " f 1 I- I If-. W'.' , ii J ' ).) it'. . -.( 4. f r : , ' r ' - J .. J!."' . State shall be derived from taxation upon- unimproved land values based on asssessmenta Toad o and after June 1, 1918, and from taxes upon liauors and tobaccos and "incomes and inheritances. It abolishes all constitutional limitations on the rates of taxation and provdes for Hc 18 In A Wonderful Country EnjoyinK Himnclf Gives Ills ED. KLUSMAN "OVER THERE.. classifying all rights of way of pub lie utilities for taxation. The homestead land amendment provides for creating a fund In the State Treasury for loanB to citizens of the State for purposes of buying permanent homesteads and erect ing permanent buildings. All such loans are to be secured by a first lien upon the property, and to l av three per cent interest, commencing one year from the date of the loan The homestead land amendment is. Intended to be an extension ui the Federal Farm Loan plan, but It will reach a class entirely outside the provisions of the Federal Law It Is planned to aid tenant farmers and citizens of the towns who are wage earners with small capital to secure homes. The loan shall not exceed $3,000 to any one person. Identification Number. You Must Register Washington, D. C, August 14. All men who have attained the age of 21 years between the dates of June 5, 1918, and August 24 are called upon by a proclamation is sued today by. President Wilson to register on the latter date. The hours for registering will be from 7 a. m. to 9 p. m. with the county lo cal boards. The object of regis tering those who have reached the age of 21 within the past two months and twenty days is to keep Class I. filled up during the fali months, it was explained by Provost Marshal General Crowder. It Is. ex- Shocked Wheat Burns Mad Bull Fights A Groom Not As Green As Ilia Name Saturday Night Thrift Stamp. Sport And Still Allowed In Good Society. Bevy Gray, a farmer near Ashley, met with a serious misfortune. Ho had threshed his wheat, 400 or 500 bushels, which was in sacks, when the straw rick caught fire and was cs.royed with all the wheat. Jacob Van Vain, a farmer near Montgomery City, fought a mad bull pected that approximately 150,000 I In his field for two hours. Van Vain will be registered August 24 and held to the ring In the animal's noso that of this number at least half till man and bull were exhausted. -will be qualified for military serv- The heat finally caused the bull to ice. SOON TO GO ACROSS. Mr. and Mrs. W, N. Boatman ve letters from their grandson, Frank Owings, written "somewhere on a train," going somewhere he knew not where. He had been aboard the cars 24 hours and yet had 24 hours more of railroad travel. A card mailed at" Worcester, Mass., reads: we are having a swell trip. Don t know where we are bound for." Another card was written from PhHadelphia, mention being made Houston, Texas, mother of cease his attack. Oscar Green and Mrs May Bird of Love stree, Mexico, were married, says the Louisiana-Press Journal. And that paper further comments: That's a vent appropriate street for the mating of birds and the groom is not as green as his name. "Poverty," says the La Plata Press, "is no disgrace, especially if you have spent your substance id Thrift Stamps." In fact, a man may be a regular Saturday night thrift- stamp sport without being turned out of good society. Mrs. Rebecca Ann Peyton, of B. C. The Funniest Thing on the Chautauqua Platform Mincty-Nine Good Laughs A Real and Rousing Comedy With Pleasing Plot and -Masterful Climaxes An'Evening Crammed Full of Joy. The enKaeemeut of the rousing fnrce comedy. "It Pays to Advertise," In sures to the Chautauqua folks an evening of unqualified enjoyment of the kind that sticks. - ,'Wny down East, even In New York city, the plny-golng folks Just could not get enough of this delightful piece of merriment. It had a long, long run in the big city and established a reputation that was the forerunner of remark; able success la the later tour of the cities of the entire country. There Is nothing etaid or solemn about it. It is a hummer from first to lust. The idea of the playwright was to create a comedy that sustains Itself 'at all points and admits of no letdown. It Is a genuine laugh producer. Over and over again the breaking point cornea in when the numerous climaxes make the'r unexpected appearance. ' ' The comedy is a study in soap. Just common sonp. But a most uncommon situation develops o the results of a gigantic advertising campaign begin to come in. It is as wholesome as soap and water could make anything and there is not one suggestive or questionable line. The plot is laid around the home of a great soap magnate who, through his stenographer, plays a strong card to Induce his good-for-nothing son to g into business for himself. The young man has no means, but he has brains, and the rousing success of his unique advertising campaign puts him into such vital competition with his father that the nrugnate is forced to pay over a -fortune to buy his son off. - ', There is love and romance, fancy and fun, all beautifully and tastefully Interwoven into one of the brightest, cleverest, snappiest farce comedies ever Invented. Ninety-nine good laughs await you when "It Pays to Advertise" comas . to Chautauqua. ' ' ' CHAMP CHIMES. John Kane. Jr.. returned a few days ago from a visit in Illinois. ..Harlan Sneed Is visiting his brother in South Dakota before he goes gunning for the kaiser. Miss Henrietta Jesse is laid up with a sprained ankle. Silo fitting has begun. An inch of rain fell here laet Monday morning, the first good rain since the hail storm. An loe cream supper was given at John Kane's Tuesday night for the Red Cross.- Th recent rains started the plows. y Our school begins next Monday with Miss Lovett of Montgomery county at the helm. " 1 Ed. Klusman writes to his sister near Mexico, Miss Dorthea Klus man, as follows: Somewhere In France, July 11, 1918. Dear Folks: Will write a few lines. I Just re ceived the letter you sent me the 8th of June. Was glad to hear from home again. I am feeling fine and havlag a good' time. This is a wonderful country. There are no farm houses, like back home. It is not near as hot here. Some days they wear overcoats. Orville Johnson is here. I -hope you kids will raise a good crop of corn, for the world needs it. My captain said we must write home not less than twice a month, and for everyone to send his identi fication number now. So in my case if you should lose track of me, and do not hear from me, you can write to the War Department at Washing ton and find out where I am and how I am. My name and number 2179801, Co. K.354 Inft. I will close. ED. K. that he had been welcomed at the Moss of Monroe City, 93 years old, "Old St. Stephens Club," which had recnently cast her first vote.' She entertained over 94,000 soldiers, has lived thru neriods covering five pallors and marines now in the serv-I wars the Blackhawk uprising, the Ice of our country.'- v I Mexican wat tbe .wir. between the Frank Owings, with his company, I States and the present world war. was on his way to a place where he and the presentH-orld war. will embark for France. Mr. and Hundreds of trees in onroe Mrs. Boatman do iwt expect to hear county are entirely bare of foliage, from him again until after he has the leaves having been killed by the landed overseas. hot winds. In making the canvass of the late McLONEV REFUSED All). primary vote in Callaway county the Private Robert McLoney, 22 canvassing board ran across a He- years of age, of 4334 Washington publican ticket that la considered a Boulevard, a member of Co. H, 138.1 work of art in the matter ot scratch- (St. Louis) Infantry, while lying wounded in a shell hole during the raid of July 6, heroically refused aid that would have necessitated. the withdrawal of a comrade from the fight, according to a letter from Judge Thurmond Louis Spirrors of 5057 Delmar av- Attorney. All of Gip" Woodward, formerly or j Mexico, has a "position with the JenT kins Ciothng Co. In Springs, Colorado. Henry Youngblood, from down across the country, was In Mexico a few days ago. He spoke about the war, and he advises folksnot to be come too optimistic the war will not end until Pershing and Foch and all the others are able to drive the Huns back to Berlin and the German people are shown a thing or two. Their rulers are decelveng them. Crush the kaiser and send him to. that awfully awful hot Colorado I Pla nd then you wtiX beg,n t0 see the end ot the most wicked war ever waged upon this earth. Looks Garrett Barnes, son of A. like you nave aeoui tuw riu, Barnea of Mexico, writes home that I of the matter, Henry. We'll have he has safely arrived In France, the dirty bunch cieauea up insns 01 He is with the U. 8. Navy. 1 11 months. lag and insertions. This Republican voted for Champ Clark, Nick Cave, L. D. Farmer, W. H. Harvey, E. B. Campbell, Mossies Morris and Jud 8on Sanderson, lie also voted for for Prosecuting these names had enue, a member of the company, ac- to be written in, as none appeared cording to the St. Louis Post-Dis- on the Republican ballot, so the vo- patch. Spirrors writes: ter evidently spent some time in One of those wounded was Bob making it out. But no doubt he was McLoney, friend of ours. I found fully satisfied that he voteu tor him in a shell hole and offered to whom he pleased, even tho he was a carry him back to our lines, but he Republican. only smiled toward me. 1 er-.l not if Miss Marie Summers of Me- tell you the rest. 'Go get those Credie qualifies after the general Huns,' I then Jumped over a wire election for Justice of the peace she fence, and as I landed I satf a Get- wm be the first woman in Callaway man crawling toward me. As I had county to hold a position of a judi my six shooter in my had, I need ciai nature. not tell you the rest. It only took Mrs. N. D. Helton of near Imle- three shots to finish him." pendence. Mo., noticed a chicken A letter from McLoney, in which actlng queerly at her place and sho he told of "getting" three Germans made an examination and found the In the raid before he was wounded cnicken had the appearance ot bav in the arm by shrapnel, was printed lng swallowed its tongue. The lp the Post-Dispatch last Saturday, tongue had in some manner been He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. turned back into the chicken's McLoney,. formerly of Mexico. Mo. throat. She took a pair of pincers and performed an operation, pull- A. H. Whitney and family are lng the tongue back to its proper soon to move to Jefferson City. Mr. place and tying It to the bnak. The Whitney is to have a position in the chicken is getting along all right State Treasurer's office and will get and promises to be a real fry one of a salary ot $200 per month. these days. Mrs. John D. Orear and small son are home from La Paz, Bolivia. Mrs. Orear's husband died there in July. She was 18 days In making the trip home. Her father, Dr. K. R. Bragg, met her in St. Louis. Robert Dermody attended the State Fair at Sedalla. Lieut. Ralph Coatsworth, lately doing special army work in Wash ington City, has been Jhere on short furlough. MEXICO SAVINGS BANK 51st Year In Business Capital Stock, $100,O)O It. M. WHITE, rresldont J. It. JESSE, Cwliier