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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 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.
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,
Miss Martha .Dearing will teach
at Fillmore, Mo., thru the coming
school year.
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.
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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
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, '
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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
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!
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!
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
All patriots will register. All oth
ers MUST!
We had a splendid one and one-
half inch rain Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Heinlen re
turned last Sunday from a visit in
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
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
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
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
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
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',' 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
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
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
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-
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!

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