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fi"te H'8t0"cal Socio,, EXICO OURI VOLUME 19. MEXICO, MISSOURI, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1018. NUMBER 48. M Miss Message, Thirty Men Called For Camp Mc Arthur Order Came To The County Board A Few Days ARO--Thc Boys Will Depart Friday. Thirty men are called to leave Mexico on tomorrow lor army training at Camp McArthur, Texas. The list is as follows: Charles J. Dougherty, Clark. Ernest 0. Allen, Laddonia. Mark D. Spurlock, Laddonia. James O. Callaway, Vandalia. William Teague, Farber. Frank Brown, Vandalia. Elmer Q. Bryant, Farber. William K. Glendy, Mexico. John P. Palmer, Kirk. Albert Zuck, Thompson. Eugene B. Stltes, Centralia. ' Elbert J. Elledge, Laddonia. Orlando C. Decker,. Gazelle. Walter G. Denmark, Laddonia. Maurice C. Abington, Vandalia. . Walter J. Hafner, Rush Hill. Charles A. Robinson, Mexico. John Hyphen, Centralia. Benjamin F. Dobyns, Mexico. Bertram E. Wallace, Gazelle. Ivan L. Ostrander, Mexico. v Joe M. Barnes, Mexico. Walter W.. Busse, Vandalia. William B. Jones, Centralia. Jennings B. Talley, Laddonia. Herbert C. Knipfel, Laddonia. Edward F. Kilbourn, Centralia. Frank Rex, Laddonia. Edwin D. Slavens, Rush Hill. Guy T. Ulrich, Vandalia. Sam P. Locke, Mexico. THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH ANNUAL CONVENTION. The Christian Church Association of the county, representing 17 local churches, held Its annual meeting in Mexico Friday. There was not a large attendance, but there were a number of excellent, .-speeches .'and discussions. . The officers for the ensuing year are: J. C. Mundy, president; A. B. Smith, vice-president. Rev. H. P, Atkins, secretary, and W. G. Wil- kins, treasurer. ATTENDED FUNERAL. Hubert Coil, Frank Barnes and family and Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Barnes, all of Laddonia, and W. H, Morris and family of Worcester, at tended the funeral of Mrs. A. G, Azdell in Mexico Saturday. Owen Maxwell of Rush Hill is a patient in Amanda Hospital. Miss Annette Smith has gone to Washington, D. C, to accept a Gov ernment position. 1 Mrs. Harry B. Barks, Jr., of St, Louis is the guest of the family of Rev. H. B. Barks of this city. Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Whitney have moved to Jefferson City. Miss Carrie Sproul, formerly of this city, has a position in the pub lie schools at Colorado Springs, Colo. Miss Martha .Dearing will teach at Fillmore, Mo., thru the coming school year. CANDY SHOP UNDER WOMAN'S MANAGEMENT Clinton Blattner goes toGreenleaf Ga., for limited army service. He is proprietor of the Gem Candy Shop and will loavo it under the care of Miss Tiny Connor, who will have two other girls to assist her in the fountain trade. The boys are going to the war and the girls are taking their places In the business places. 'Miss Alice Witherspoon has en tered upon her third year's work as a student In Missouri University. . : a MEXICO SAVINGS BANK r 4 In " flvialflMfia w DIM 4. cr i csnA1j- C1AA AAA MR. POWELL'S HEROIC FEAT. WANTED, TANKS OF WATER Fourteen Divorce (Wn In Circuit Court Send The Wife Heater To Help Beat The Hunn Judge E. A.' Shannon. Mexico. Mo.. Am. 31. Well near all the big events are now in the past the Chautauqua, the circus, and next we'd like to see rolling aiong woum De tanKs ana tanks of rain and a cessation of the heat. Mark Givens, east of Mexico, is preparing to sow 60 or 70 acres of wheat If he can ret the around broken. The ground has been so hard, from the drouth, that he says he has to have his plow resharpened aDout every other day. E. B. Norris has 'been entertain ing two of his old boyhood friends, Mr. Spencer of Decatur, 111., and Mr. Griffin of Grant Lake. 111. These auld lang syne chums get to gether every, year and live over again boyhood days. After the first of January it will be Judge E. A. Shannon. Get onto the reading of that wedding cere mony, Judge; folks are to marry and be given in marriage as in the days agone. Harper VanNess, with the Quar termaster's Corps at Washington. D. C, arrived here Jast week on a short visit to his parents. He has seen some of the returned soldiers from France, some disabled so that they will not be able to go Into bat tle again. We notice that the "filosofer" of the Louisiana Press notes that "a Mexico man was fined Thursday for beating his wife." The "filosofer" then comments: "They ought to send that fellow to France to help beat the Huns." And, up here, we admit that is good advice, too. Rufus Jackson has been re-ap- oolnted Mexico's postmaster. He makes a careful and painstaking of- clal. And with his fine class .of as sistants you never hear 'a word of complaint, from, the public for (the service they get in tne nananng or the mails. The Mexico postofnee of ficials and aids are all efficient, a dandy, handy bunch. Mrs. A. G. Azdell, 71 years old, after a long illness, died at her home in this city . last Thursday morning. She was a native of Col umbiana county, Ohio, where she erew to womanhood. In 1867 she was married ' to A. G. Azdell, and the next year they came to Missouri, settling on a farm. Eighteen years inter thev moved to Mexico. Five children were born four have died; one. Nannie, was the wife of Rev. J. D. Greer here. The chlnd living Is m T.niftn Robinson of Kansas CUv. Mrs. Azdell was a thoro cnris tian, becoming a member of the Methodist Church in her early girl hood. Rev. J. O. Edmonston, an nld member of the family, conducted the funeral at the home Saturday The husband survives; his life will be lonely now. P. J. Powell, rural mail carrier on Route 3 out of Mexico, is a hero and riRnrves a medal. He was passing w r.nnree Snedeker's home, south east of Mexico, Wednesday ana ne noticed the front porch was on fire He ran to the house and found no one at home. Undaunted, he ran to a big tank in the back yard. After he had gotten thru throwing H20 the blazes were no more. Thank Powell that the house was saved. Mt Addle Cunningham, a for mer teacher and one of Mexico's very best girls, who volunteered for nursing service in the U. S. Army last June, received her call to re port at Camp Dodge, Iowa, and left Tor that place today. ' The three Tallroads the Chlca go, t,heC. B. and Q. and the Wa bash Dasslnsr thru Mexico have been; 'consolidated, by Governmertt order. The C. and A. passenger sta tion will be the union station. T L. Marshall will be the ticket agent, where everybody will take the cars when they want to leave town. On the whole, we -believe the arrange meiit will prove all right. Mr, and Mrs. J. R. Jesse left this week for a visit In Colorado Springs. Joy rides were few and far be tween in Mexico Sunday. No gasp line was sold. The garage men are rightly observing the call for con serration, ' WV'.V" .... i;-yTf; v T t " " J' .t-w- E "OYER THERE" WE OUR BOYS , ARE PRESERVING AMERICA'S TRADITIONS ON FOREIGN BATTLEFEtDS AND IN TRENCHES. THEY DESERVE OUR SUPPORT Back Them Up With our Dollar When The Fourth Liberty Loan Campaign Opens Septem ber 28. Every day the newspapers tell of some one or another of the Yanks having been awarded the cross of war for conspicuous bravery In ac tion. Every day these same dis patches carry the story of some Intre pid charge against the enemy trench es, the storming of some machine gun nest, the taking of another town of two in desperate hand to hand fighting. And our hearts swell with pride that it Is so. Equally appreciative of their prow ess are the allied leaders. "You have shown yourselves to be worthy sons of yeur great country and have gained the admiration of your broth ers in arms' declared General Man- gin the other ' y in an official or der thanking the Yanks for their part In the last great thrust against the Huns. General Mangln voiced the senti ments of the entire membership or the allied general staff. For the' Yanks have made good with a ven geance. We are wholly justified in being proud of them. We can look the, whole world In the eye, knowing they: rank with the finest We can Justly! feel again that the traditions of American arms have been upheld; that in the eyes of the world Amer ica no longer stands accused of pact-' tlsm at the cost of honor; of meek submission to the ruthless arrogance of any people drunk with power. ' Once more we may hold up our heads, square our shoulders, take a reef In our trousers and Intimate to the world at large that it'a a danger ous pastime to tread upon the tail of our coat. Thanks to the khaki-clad ranks. And shortly we are to have an op portunity to prove Just' how much we' value our new-found standing in the eyes of the world. To repay, indi rectly these restorers of our national! elf-respect. For the Fourth Liberty Loan Is very close at hand. The campaign will open Sept. 28 and continue for three weeks. Make your tribute to their bravery a substantial one. Begin early to prepare for this. ' All patriot will register. All oth ers MUST! mm What's the matter WKfl! AUK GOOD MUST WORK HERE ....... ARRIVES OVERSEAS. Clarence Moody, southeast of Mexico, who volunteered for war service a number of monthhs ago, writes his sister here, Mrs. Kate Thornton, that he arrived overseas recently, safe and healthy. DEAD IN FRANCE. Leonard . Stromburg, born in this city, late of Denver, Colo., who was with the American Expedition ary Forces, died of pneumonia re- J cently in France. Mr. Stromburg I was a cousin of Mrs. Mike Shire and Miss Grace Armstrong here and a grandson of Joe Armstrong of Mex ico. He joined the U. S. Engineers Corps a few months ago in Utah. COMING TO MEXICO. Mrs. C. M. Fuller of Clinton, 111., has bought Edgar Threlkeld's home on East Monroe street and takes possession at once. Mrs. Fuller is a sister of Mrs. J. McPheetcrs of East Love street. All patriots will register. All oth ers MUST! T. L. Marshall is the agent at the union passenger station since the consolidation of the railroads. He is a fine follow. He Ikxb had twenty years trial as a servant of the .pub lic in Mexico and has always made good. Mayor Dr. J. F. Harrison has gone to the war. He is at Camp Fuuston for training. The City Council re fused to accept his resignation as Mayor. It was a nice compliment Some of the kids about town say they will not dare to get sick now since Dr. Harrison is gone. Misses Helen Howell and Lillian Richards, both graduates of McMil lan Miss Richards teaching at Far ber last year, have both been elect ed to positions in the Miami, Okla., High School. Miami is a larger city than Mexico. The price of hogs on the Kansas City market last Friday soared to $20.15. A Missouri soldier "over there" cllpB this from a Paris, France, newspatoer: "Smile, folks, smile. Nix on the sob stuff. Life in France is not a day-ln'-and-day-out proposi tion of living knee-deep in blood and mire of the trenches. Neither is it a life of dodging shells every few moments. When It ain't bus! ness hours, there's lots of fun see ing Chawlle at the Y. or dancing with a Rod Cross nurse, or even Dlaying checkers. Cheer up we're happy and working like the devil, to that we can get this unpleasant little job over with and go b-b-back Smlla and nix on the aob stuff. BOARD OF INSTRUCTION. The County Draft Board, which is composed of E. S. Wilson, Dr. J. G. Moore and John H. Lane, has ap pointed a draft board of instruc tions for the men being Inducted into service. The appointees are: 1. E. Y." Burton, C. A. Barnes. Father Timothy O'Sullivan, Rev. A. Wallace. Rev, H. P. Atkins, Rev. C. Grimes, L. M. White and Col. Fred Morris. The board's duty will be. to con fer with men inducted into service on the purpose of the -war and the necessity of Its success for the Al lied arms and kindred subjects. AH patriots will register. All oth ers MUST! Miss Pauline Powell of this city ill teach in the Moberly public schools. Mrs. K. B. Wilkerson and small daughter, Martha, are home from a vieit in Ohio. We heard one of our prominent business men observe the other day that the big circuses that Come to town have damaged our paved streets more than any and all other things put together except the ex cavations here and there by the plumbers. All patriots will register. All oth ers MUST! CHAMP CHIMES. We had a splendid one and one- half inch rain Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Will Heinlen re turned last Sunday from a visit in Iowa. Mr. and Mrs. Oscar White are vis iting relatives in Iowa. Stealing is becoming very com mon in this vicinity. We no not know whether the talent displayed is home-grown or imported. Deroy Cobb will attend college at Fayette thru the coming year. Mrs. JohnFoddy is bpardlng.our new school teacher, Mis3 Lovelace and Mrs. Arthur Dicu3 is boarding the Beaver Dam teacher, Miss Ro land. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Dicus and Mr. and Mrs. Will Lock Nniotored to Jefferson City last Thursday. Our farmers are still plowing for wheat, tho it is said fertilizer for wheat is not to be had on the mar ket. Corn cutting is in progress, tho between the grasshoppers and the hall the fodder is very poor. A. B. Weidler, who has been on the retired list for some time, with a sore hand, was, at last accounts, being attacked by Job's malady. Ernest Jesse is at work in Cape Girardeau. Shrout and Dean shipped out 273 sheep Monday, mixed lot, lambs and ewes. Rev. H. I. Cobb is attending an nual conference at Fulton for a few days. General John Pershing is bone dry. He wants to see prohibition speedily enacted into law. Listen to him: "Banish the entire liquor in dustry from the United States.close every saloon, every brewery; sup press drinking by severe punish ment to the drinker, and if neces sary death to the seller, or maker, or both, as traitors, and the nation will suddenly find Itself amazed at its inefficiency, startled at the in crease in its labor supply. I shall not go slow on prohibition, for I know what is the greatest foe to my men, greater even than the bullets of the enemy." Another man who knows bears striking testimony to the burdensomeness of the liquor traffic. Let Lord George speak: "Drink during' the war has used up as much tonnage as the Germans have sunk with all their submarines. Drink during the war has killed more men than have been killed by the German submarines. Drink during the war has destroyed more food tthan all the German ' subma rines put ogether." All patriot will register. All oth era MUST1 Huns (gntinue To Retreat Before Allies Menace To The Channel Porta Has Been Almost Overcome Allied Line Moving Forward. All along the western front Ger mans continue to give ground be fore the Entente Allies. The daily trend of events indicate the insecu rity of the German lines and the in ability of the German high com mand to hold back the aggressors. Where two months ago great sa lients projected into the Allied front, these have either been flatten ed or ar.e in the process of being blotted out, and in some instances the Allies themselves have driven in wedges that seriously menace the enemy. With the Marne and Picardy sec tors now virtually all reclaimed, the wings of the present Allied offensive are moving in a manner that bodes ill to the Germans. In the north the wing on the Lys salient, southwest of Ypres, gradually is bending un der voluntary retirement and the pressure of Field Marshal Haig's forces. Following the fall of Kemmel, the Allied line has been moved further forward, until It now rests almost upon the Estaires-La-Basses road, les3 than seven miles southwest of Armentieres. By the wiping out of this salient the menace to the chan nel ports has been overcome. Mr. and Mrs. James W. Walden and son, Walter Scott Walden, of Honeywell, Mo., visited Mr. Wal den's mother, Mrs. P. R. Cauthorn, near Molino, last week. All patriots will register. All oth ers MUST! , MRS. LEE MUNDY. Mrs. Lee Mundy',' 45 years olddied Thursday of last week at her home in Vernon county. Mo. She former ly lived In Mexico. Her mother re sides here, Mrs. E. E. Carroll. She is survived by her husband and four sons and one daughter. Other rela tives in Mexico are: James Carroll, a brother; J. C. Mundy, a brother-in-law, and Mrs. Ada Shepherd, a sister-in-law. The Masonic friends of Dr. J. F. Jolley met at the office of Attorney J. W. Buffington Saturday after noon for a farewell fest. They pre sented Dr. Jolley with a valuable hand engraved wrist watch.. Dr. Jolley enters army service after a brief visit to relatives in Kansas. All patriots will register. All oth ers MUST! Miss Natalie Morris, now with the Amanda Hospital, leaves soon to enter Government work in the de partment of diatetlcs. Miss Natalie is a graduate of Drexel College, Pa. She has two brothers at the front in France. GERMAN'S BEING TRICKED. Soldiers of the German army are still ignorant of the causes which led America to enter the war, ac cording to J. J. McGraw, Nations! Republican Committeeman from Oklahoma and member of the su preme board of the Knights of Col umbus, who has just returned from a two months' tour of the fighting front in France. McGraw declared that when he told one German officer, who was a prisoner, of the outrages which drew America Into the war, the of ficer said he had not heard of them and added: "We are being trick ed." Describing a trip to a prison camp McGraw said the German prisoners ranged tn ages from 17 to 49 years and had a "dog-tired", hopeless ex pression. "The men I saw have been ucK- ed, properly and well." McGraw ad- ded. McGraw brought back messages to Col. Roosevelt from his wounded sons, Mai. Theodore Roosevelt, Jr.. and Capt. Archie Roosevelt, whom he saw In Paris hospitals. All patriots will register. All oth ers MUST!