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MEXICO MISSOURI MESSAGE, MEXICO. MO.
MEXICO MISSOURI MESSAGE. iOBW DEAL, Editor and Proprietor. Eatcrod at the Iotoffloo ml Mexico, Mo, m Bmsoad-CaaM Matter. Published Every Thonday. 1 JW rElt TEAR IX ADVANCE. Established la 1809. Audrain Con Fawlte Newspaper. IN THE REGION OF BOOOTIXQ SHELLS. letter Prom George T. Spotswood, Oo. E. 187 Infantry. 60th Infant ry Brigade, Am. Ex. Force. Co. E. 137th Infantry. July 26. Lemuel P. Spotswood, I am reply ing to your and Irene,! letter which you mailed June 14 and I received In the front line trenches on July 14. Delay in my reply caused by be ing very busy. You cannot be sur prised by my telling you we were in the trenches, for you know that is what we are sent here for. It wasn't so bad, tho. Not so much ex citement while there as you might think. Understand, we didn't go over the top but tome of the Com pany did. They killed some and al so took prisoners. There was Just a little artillery fire, hut, I can say, that little bit was some sight to be seen for the first time. Big shells scooted thru the air overhead huge Forfrth of July rockets give you a slight idea of the manner of their bursting. They lit on Oerman trenches we were in a position to see most all of it. That's the way war is carried on. Weather is fair today. In fact It's like that most of the time. The pic ture you send of Mexico's burnt block looks bad. Glad you have steady carpentering. Must leave this letter unfinished for it's the hour for drill and I am also on guard. July 27,-Raining and much cool or. How I would like to see Leland and little George, want to remem ber them with a present when I find anything to send. Please write as often as you can, I will do the same, George T. Spotswood, Co. E., 137 Infantry, 00th Inf. Brigade, A. E.F, NORTH MOLINO ITEMS. A fine rain Sunday night and Monday morning. Quite n number of persons from attended church Sunday at the Lit tleby Baptist church. The Mt. Zlon Sunday School class of young ladles highly entertained a number of their friends at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Ridg way Saturday. They served re freshments, fruit punch etc.- Several from here met with S.S. delegates in Mexico Saturday. The meeting was postponed to Sunday afternoon because so few attended Fred Roberts, soldier boy, writes his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Milton Roberts, that he Is well, has plenty to eat except sweeps. (He VaJs, "Mother send some cake or home hade candy, starving for something like that. His mother is sure one who can. prepare such things if she is allowed to use the sugar. We don't complain of helping to do our bit In the sugar line, however. MIbs Edna Hale, near Santa Fe sister of Edgar Martin, surprised her friends when she and Joseph Schroll were quietly married Aug 21st, 1918. They are now at home to their friends near Enid, Okluho ma. Their friends wish them much happiness and a long useful life. The patriotic picnic to have been held by St, John's Church at Lad' donia last Monday has been post poned until next Saturday. There will be a flag ratalng and speeches program under the auspices of the State Council, of Defense. COME TO THE "SING." Come to the Court House lawn Friday night, at 8 o'clock, and learn to sing familiar songs of - your country. The Government says a singing community is the most pa triotic community, so it is urging all American communities to learn to sing together the National An them, and other patriotic songs and folk songs. Mexico is fortunate in having Dr. Manchester of the Hardin College Musics V 1 ""- ervatory to lead the people in "Community Sings." Dr. Manchester has conducted these sings in other Cities and knows how. He will be assisted Friday night by Choirs of Mexico churches. Friday the songs are "Star Span gled Banner." "America." "Black Joe' "Suwanee River", "There's a Long, Long Trail" and "Battle uvmn nf Tha Renublic". Latter three songa have been Issued by our Government and will be learned by Mexico and Audrain County people. Country people are invited to come and take part. School children are urged to attend. CANNOT BUY COAL. Farmers who have wood on their lands will not be allowed to buy coal this winter. This order has been received by the coal dealers in Mexico. The Government is trying in ev ery way to conserve the coal for he necessary industries, and this order is made to help that purpose. The large cantonments also require sup plies of coal, and it is absolutely necessary that they come first. The steel mills and munition plants are also using unusually large amounts of coal. The farmer will be required to make an affidavit of the supply of wood that is available on his land. If he does not have the necessary amount, that lacking will, of course, be allowed in coal. MRS. SHIRK DEAD. Had Horn HI Sevcrul Weeks Una A Ilroflirr At The War Front In France. Mrs. Anna Shire, 26 years old, died Tuesday morning at her home northeast of Mexico. She had been 111 with a complication of diseases for a number of weeks. Mrs. Shire is survived by her hus band, Philip Shire, Jr., her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Hayes, besides two brothers, John and Roger, who reside at home, and another brother, Earl, who is with the American Army on the battle fiont in France. The funeral will be held at the Catholic Church in Mexico this morning at 10 o'clock, conducted by Father O'Sulllvan, burial in the Catholic cemetery. Mrs. Shire was a splendid young woman and had many friends. We extend sympathy to the bereave! ones. Threlkeld and Son, southwest of Mexico, as you will see by adver tisement in The Message, are to have a big public sale of their live stock and farming implements next Wednesday. Marcellus, the son, has received his call to the colors. He and his father have been partners on the farm; the father cannot manage all the Interests, therefore the sale. Marcellus Is enthusiastic over getting into the fight to help down the kaiser. There were four divorce cases in the Circuit Court Tuesday Nellie Christian divorced from Pearl Christian, Charles .Henderson from Sophronla Henderson, Emma David son from Henry W. Davidson, and Jesse JohnBon from John Johnson. WOUNDED IN FRANCE. John Bagley, whoso home Is north of Centralla, went to the war last October. Later he was sent ' to France. On July 20, In action on the battle front, he was wounded He wrote a letter to his brother, L F. Bagley, in which, ho stated that "a bullet from a dutchman's gun' hit him in the foot. Ho was rapidly improving and wbuld soon be all right. Bagley Is a cousin of Mrs. Ralph Hutcherson of Mexico. MARCUS L. WATERS. Mr. M. L. Waters, 68 years old died Monday at his home in the New Hope neighborhood. The fu neral was held Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. L. H. Harboard. Mr. Waters had been declining in health for several years. He came to the New Hope vicinity from Ken tucky when a boy. The wife sur vives him, besides three children Mrs. Pasley and Mrs. Williams of Callaway county, and one son, who is a resident of Colorado. The Mexico schools opened Tues day. There was a large enrollment In tha three schools. However, the enrollment in tho High School is smaller, on account of many of the boys having gone to the war or are expecting to go. A number are go ing to Junior colleges, where they can enroll in the Students' Military Training Corps. Besides regular school work they get military train ing and a private's pay of $39 per month during the training. DIES ON BIRTHDAY. Centralla, Mo., Sept. 3. Charles A. Jacobs, 80 years old, a bachelor, died here on his birthday. He has a brother in St. Louis and two sisters In Kansas City. He owns valuable real estate In St. Louis. Rev. C. C. Grimes and S. P. Em mons are attending the annual Methodist Conference in Fulton. Nisbet Livingston of St. Louis, ho married Miss Anna Williams of Mexico, has received his call to ar my service. i ' The Cireuit Court and the County Court convened Monday. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ Two Great CONFRONT EVERY MAN OF FAM ILY AFFAIRS: TO PROVIDE FOR THE PRESENT PHYSICAL, EDUCATIONAL. AND MORAL NEEDS OF THOSE DE PENDENT UPON HIM TO ARRANGE FOR THEIR CON TINUED I JTEITION IN THE FACE OF .'.NY EXIGENCY WHICH MAY ARISE. THIS INSTITUTION STANDS READY TO ADDVISE AND ASSIST INDIVIDUALS IX FUI KILLING THESE NATURAL DEMANDS. $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ INTEREST DEPOSITS. f NORTH MISSOURI $ THE HOME North Side Square. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ HUNS FROM 8CARPE TO SO.MME IN RETREAT. Strongest Defense of Enemy 'Hro- ken Hulg Captures 10,000 Men. Altho at points tho enemy resis tance has been very strong, the Al lied forces from Flanders to Sol sons are gaining ground and contin ue with strong offensive tactics. Retreating column i of Germans are cut to pieces by British Artil lery. From Arras to Peronne the British line moves forward ', since the famous Drocourt-Queant de fense line was overwhelmed and left in the rear. Eastward the Brit i.sh now near Canal-du-Nord and Cambraf Is further encroached on by English, Canadian and Austral ian troops. South of Noyon and on the Sols- sons sector the French and Ameri cans are in control of the entire plateau around Aisne and roads to Laon on La Fere. . The enemy is trying to save what men and material he can from , the wreck behind one of the, most? pow erful defense systems ever devised. Washington, Sept.. 3, Gorern ment war expenditure in August broke, all monthly records by more than $100,000,000, amounting to $1,714,000,000 on reports up to today. Later reports may raise this by $50,000,000. Ordinary war expenditures am ounted to $1,468,000,000, or jtw;o hundred million more than - last month's high record. This did not include outlays of last Saturday.yet to be tabulated. Loans to Allies were reported as $244,000,000, not including Saturday. LITTLE CHILD DEAD. Evelyn, 8 months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Emker, of this city, died Sunday mornin'g.The funeral was held at the home Tues day morning conducted by Rev. J. H. Hughes. The President has fixed the price of wheat for the 1919 crop at $2.20. The pleasure of your company is requested at An Unusual Recital to be given at RI ALTO THEATRE Wednesday, Sept. 18th-8:00 P. M. by Vernon Dalhart The Groat American Tenor Aisisted by "The Phonograph With a Soul" m Cards of admission may be secured without charge upon application to PILCHER JEWELRY CO, 118 N. Jefferson Telephone 505 $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ lions $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ s PAID ON ALL TRUST COMPANY FOR SAVINGS Mexico, Missouri. g LEFT FOR CAMP. Clifton Blattner and Leopold Barth, both of Mexico, and George Dubray, of Laddonia, left Tuesday for Greenleaf, Ga., to enter Army training for limited service. Wage Increase Paid In Thrift Stamps By Haas Lieber Grocery Go. One of tho novel ways suggested for encouraging 'the habit of thrift, is that used by Ross R. Wagner, Mana ger of the Haas-Lieber Grocery Co., of this city. On July 1 tho wages of all the employees of the company was In creased $1 per week and the increase was paid in Baby Government Bond3 or Thrift Stamps. All the employees were delighted with tho opportunity of receiving an Increase in wages in this manner. Besides the investment of $1 per week in thrift stamps the Hass-Lleb- er folks also apply that amount in a Liberty Bond. Sam Morris got another of those postals, "Buy Now and Pay Later,' this week, from St. Louis. It was signed G. E. W. Sam remembers that Rev. Wharton was enjoying a month's holiday, filling the pulpit for a St. L. rector who was offeror a month's leave of ab sence. It will be arranged for those en tering September 9th or 16th to en ter the new classes-which were or ganized at the big Fall Opening of the Chillicothe 'Business College September 3rd. J. W. Sneed accompanied his daughter, Miss Frances, to the Chtl licothe Business Colleso Monday night and Tuesday morning iirrnng ed for her to enter for the complete business course. In overseas casualties occurs the name of John W. Palmer, private, Curryville, Mo., missing in action. 1 SHARE OUR SUGAR WITH THE ALLIES British Get Two Pounds a Month. French Pound and Half, Italians One Pound. GERMAN SUPPLY PLENTIFUL All Natlena Permit Use of Sweetening for Home Preserving Purposes. America'! new sugar ration of two pounds a month per person Is equita ble when compared with the sugar ra tion enforced by rigid governmental order In England, France and Italy, na tions with which we are sharing sugar. Each Allied nation in the matter of sugar consumption Is sharing on near est possible equal terms the hardships Imposed by greatly altered conditions In the world sugar situation. Formerly classed as a luxury, sugar is. now a war time essential. The fair and Just division of this essential Is In the hands of the various Allied food controllers. The United States Food Administra tion has asked this nation to observe a voluntary sugar ration of two pounds per person a month. In the other countries at war with Germany sugar is one of the scarce articles on every menu whether in the households of botli rich and poor, or In the hotels. England today has a sugar ration of two pounds per month per person. In France the ration Is a pound and a half and In Italy It Is one pound a month. And the prices In allied coun tries are from two to three times as high as in America. If you go to a hotel In England or France these days and order tea or coffee they serve absolutely no sugar with it. If you want sugar you must bring It with you. In England It is allowable to use one-seventh of an ounce of sugar In the preparation of each luncheon. In France many persons carry little sac charine tablets about with them for use In hotels and In England rich nnd poor must take their sugar wit!: ibeiii If they wish to have sweetened tea while visiting friends. Before the war started France had 625,000 acres devoted to sugar produc tion. By 1917 the French sugar acre age had decreased to 180,000 acres. Today the French man or woman with a sugar card has no assurance whatever that he or she will be able to actually buy sugar. To buy It, one must first find It Italy Has "State Sugar." Especially drastic regulations govern the use of sugar in Italy. ,. Its manu facture, distribution and sale are close ly controlled, and In part actually taken over by the state. Saceharlnei is permitted to be sold and used as a substitute for sugar and the government manufactures a mix ture of saccharine and sugar called "State Sugar," which is largely used. German Sugar Ration Adequate. Germany, before the war, producod a great surplus of sugar and exported large quantities. Today the Germans have virtually gone out of the export business, but have plenty of cheap sugar for home use. Wholesale prices prevalent in the Allied nations, according to informa tion received by the United States Food Administration are as follows: England, 10 cents a pound; France, 12 cents ; Italy, 26 cents. While these high prices are being paid abroad the American wholesale rice Is being held at 7 cents. SANTA FE, MO. We were blessed with a good rain Thursday night, first since June 26. Lightning burned a strawstack for Avery Peak and killed a steer for Sidney McElhaney. Miss Llda Yowell left Thursday for Mexico to attend school. Little Mildred Hanna is still quite low with colera infantum and whooping cough. She has been seriously ill for weeks. - R. L. Yowell raised 35 bu. pota toes from a small patch in the gar den. The second case of colera Infant um is reported at Earl Delaney's. Mr. and Mrs. Ben Fuget lost their Infant baby Thursday. Brothe Sears . preached at Chris tian church for the past week, ev ery night. Mace Talley delivered -a pair of mares to Wade South, Mexico, at $450.00. Oats straw sells at $10 an $12 per ton seems hard to get. - Miss Bessie Davis left Sunday for Columbia to attend school. Parsing alongside a -. country school Monday afternoon we met little Johnnie and Mary each carry ing a dinner bucket and books. We passed that same road Tuesday af ternoon, but strange to say, little Johnnie was carrying two buckets and extra books 1 Thursday's storm blew down a number of alios west of town. Erneat Vanlandingham has a new Chevrolet car. ; Mrs. Andrew Halblt has gone to Qulncy for a two weeks visit with her father, Miss Lizzie Hunt is home from Monroe" City where she visited Mrs. George Dowell. , Fred Peak Is doing clerical work at Camp Funston. 1 1IREEIBAiLROADS CONSOLIDATE FOR . DURATION OF WAR It has finally been decided that the three railroads shall be consolidated here. The consolidation will take plncn the first of September. T. L.'M:irshall will be the local agent with R. P. Holmes as Cashier. . r T. L. MARSHALL The Wabash freight house will im mediately be disbanded and the man agement moved to the Chicago and Al ton freight depot. In the early part of September the Waibash passenger sta- 'tlon will consolidate with "the C. and A. station where all trains will run. T. L Marshall has received the ap pointment of the local station and will ,no doubt fulfill his duties as well wlt'i the added responsibility as he has In the past. He has been local passeng er agent for the C. and A. for over .twenty years. R. P. Holmes, who has been the Wabash Freight agent, has been appointed Cashier. I. M. Rich ards, who has been local agent for the Wabash, is undecided about where he will locate. However, it is under stood that he shall receive a place that is Just as good if not better than the one he has here. Although it has not been definitely decided it is probable that the road from here to Clark will be used aa a double track. A movemen'4 is on foot ao that effect. Whether or . not the Union Station plan will be disbanded after the war is undecided or 'Just how long tho present arrangements will be in force is not known'." i Work Will Begin Soon On Hospital; Money Ar rives From Bond Sale $77,073.12 was received by tho County Court Friday morning in re turn for the Audrain County Hospital bonds, which were sold rocsntly. While the bonds called for f75,00 their sale slightly above par p-ccount-ed for the extra $2,033.12. Judge Carter of the County Court, stated that the work would begin on the hospital In the near future. Mr. Elliott, architect, is at present work ing on the plans for the new building, and they will bo ready for the con tractors to bid on in the next few days. Within a short time the site, the old Coons property, will be paid for and then the building will be removed. The Missouri Military Academy ha.i purchased the house and will probab ly move It nearer the school. Thfcn the county work on the new structure will begin. Sept. 28-29 Volunteer Floue nf Aih I ihnrru I nn uajo ui tin UUCII; man Word was received by the Intelli gencer Monday from H. S.v Gardner, . director of Publicity for the Liberty Loan organization of tho Eighth Fed eral Reserve District announcing that September 28 and 29 would bo vol unteer days of tho bond campaign. O-i these days every person wjll be given tho opportunity to step up and buy bonds without being solicited to do so. It is hoped that a large per cent of our quota will be sold on theso days of voluntary subscription. . "We are all urging people to go tho limit," Mr. Gardner's letter stated, "that they must not determine the o- mount of bonds they can buy by tho moneythat they have in the bank, but rather that the amount of money they have In, the bank should determine the amount of the first payment, the balance to be paid by daily, weekly and monthly savings." ' The Fourth Liberty I-oan cam oaten begins September 28th and ends Oct ober lth. .