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?THE LEDGER IS THE PAPER FOR THE FARMER. It Prints all the News. FARMERS, How is Your Time to Subscribe. Acute Torture Cured. 7 DOCTORS. Tae Wmw lark Mora. las Journal" aayr turn. r. a. xtoa. 1 BOTTLE, "Haraaatka tor a aay Uaa. Ivery fcitoa taaorsefl by the Uadlaa pkaraaslst aa trial, aatll aar taaa waa (lrea aa aepaleta. At lart, naoiac at tka wsaaerfal earaa aradltad ta tka n ef tka eele taratad It. Jaaaa Oil, a wa laaace ta try a aottla aa a laat kopa. aaeaefaa ta iBpr.r. tram tka lima tka am. appllcattaa waa aeae. By tka asatlaaaa aaa al tkia anal laawar, Mra. Mt itrwt, Ur tor f Says la caaraUioaa. She staaloyea U. teat awdl aal .kill, ta aar cm m. Oh pltysiclaa altar aaetaarwaa ag-afts and alacAarged, aatu saves aiffereal aectere trie la ma ar aelp lur aa felled. Ska aaaat ajar areata at a Bulla Uft a kr eaae T aulas a prsaloa walck esala at aa serna. la aoar aa la a paralysee' aa aaaialatal xta CUUS ill WITHOUT BXUni; uruur or nam. Sotd 6 DrufgirU and Vea'ert Everywhere THE CHARLES . VOGELER CO.. Baitiswre. MC Clarkson is not saying much but, he is up to his neck in saw dust. The Oklahoma boomers are be ginning to return disgusted and busted. The buildirjg boom in Mexico is proving to be bigger even than an ticipated. Laws has resigned, but Sanborn, we are informed, is going to wait to be pulled. V The fight for federal patronage will annihilate what is lett of the Republican party in Missouri. The late Aaron White, of Con necticut, got together five tons of pennies during his lifetime, and probably died happy in the thought. The idea that fish food was brain food had a run of ten years before anyone asked why Esquimaux, wno eat tne most nsn, baa no mental smartness. 1 he Missouri Legislature, by a vote of 75 to 45, decided that women should not vote at school election-1. Woman suffrage is not very popular in Missouri. Mexico will have a German church completed and dedicated be fore fall. Leading citizens of Mex ico and prominent Germans of the county have taken hold ot the mat ter in oarnest. Mexico will, this season, have a grand Fourth of July celebration which will eclipse anytning of the kind ever held in Missouri. The success of the demonstration even now assured. is There will be no State fair in STJACOBSOH A I Missouri. The petitions sent from 7 I Andrain countv ODDesine the insti tution had the desired effect. The reason of the opposition is beyond our comprehension. S Dnk of the punishments in the mihlin Krhnnlq nf Pittalinrir for trifling Senses is to make the victim write 3,000 words. Not one of them is "d n," although he thinks only of that one. S. S. Laws has resigned and now there can be no possible reason for witholding a liberal appropriation for the University, which should be the grandest educational institu tion in the United States. J. P. Veerkamp, one of the lead ing Wheelers in the State, informs us that he has thoroughly investi gated the binder twine matter, and thinks good twine will be sold in Mexico at most reasonable figures. There are about twenty-five very young beys of Mexico, some of them just out of short clotnes, who are addicted to smoking cigarettes. This is a villianous habit, staunt ing both body and mind. Stop it, boys. Charley Day, on May 1st, goes on the Jefierson City Branch R. . as mailing clerk in place of M. Jamieson, removed without cause. This, we presume, is the Republi can party's idea of "civil service" reform. city council should not wait aont onth to pay laboring men. When the work is done the accounts should be audited and promptly paid. Laboring men need their mejbey and there is no reason fer such delays. It is altogether the style in Bos ten to lilt your hat to a lady only after she has passed . The idea is that she will halt and turn around to see whether yon lifted it or not and thus pay you a compliment. Have they no fool-killer in Bos ton? ka.'-. . :. is A man in the West Virginia pen itentiary under conviction of grand larceny, has been pardoned on the ground that his intelligence is in sufficient to enable him to judge between right and wrong. He is insulted at the imputation upon his brains and refuses his liberty. Amelie Rives Chanler is said to have undergone a marvelous transformation since she entered the social world. Then her hair was described as of "mouse color;" i bow it is said to be a brilliant gold. )1 course she did not dye or bleach it; she is simply "A Witness of the Sun," and even a rat would turn! blonde in her fervidly painted sun light. MEXICO R. M. WHITE, Editor and VOL. XXXI. We learn from one of our hard- J j ware merchants that arrangements i are made so farmers can use wire ; instead of twine if the price of the latter goes too high. This firm says the reason of any rise in price ; is on account of the scarcity of j twine, and that late in the season ; there will be none on the market !at all. Massachusetts has defeated prohibition by nearly 40,000 ma jority. Pennsylvania will vote on the same question in June. HILDEBHAND-McGEATH. Ona of the Most Enjoyable Events of Benton City Society. HE marriage of Mr. Joseph Hil debrand aiidMiss Mamie McGrath took place at the home of the bride at Benton City, on the evening of the 24th in stant. The cere mony was per formed 'in the presence of a large company by Rev. Father Dempsey, of this city. MfAudie Tratchel and Miss Anna McGrath were the attendants. , , Immediately after the ceremony, a magnificent sijpper was served to the large numbev of guests, after which an invitationToWeinfair tm the following night was extended to all those present. The bride is one of the most beautiful and aimable young ladies of Audrain county, while the groom is a young man of sterling quali ties. Following is a list of the presents : James Orr, bowl and pitcher. Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Hilderbrand, fine hanging lamp. Mrs. Neeley, beautiful decorat ed preserve stand. c Tom F. Roden, elegant cut glass berry set. Miss Sadie Neeley, sauce dishes. Miss Mary Hildebrand, butter dish Mr. and Mrs. O. P. Jones, ele gant silver pickle castor. Patrick and Miss Sal he Roden, beautiful silver pickle caster. Father of the groom, very fine carpet. Miss Nannie Tratchel, pair linen towels. Mr. and Mrs. George Hirshman, elegant decorated china tea set. Mrs. Fred Precht, large wash bowl and pitcher. Mrs. Rean Hildebrand, large preserve stand. Mr. and Mrs. O. P. Jones, ele gant lamp. Mrs. Ida Hildebrand, large glass pitcher. Miss Lou Keilerhals, cream pitcher. Miss Nellie Nolan, pair large silver vases. Miss Dodie Tratchel, very hand some water pitcher. . Mrs. John Keilerhals, pair linen towels. Miss Annie McGrath, set nap kins. Miss Nettie Tratchel, chair tidy. J. J. Hurley, beautiful water set. Dr. John Halley, large linen table cloth. Miss Lou Keilerhals, chair tidy. Mrs. C. Chambers, set silver knives and forks. Miss Carrie Tratchel, set of love ly napkins. Mrs. John Hurley, berry bowl. Mother of groom, fine counter pane. Mrs. Wm.VaJd,pair fine towels. Miss Belle Hildebrand, pickle dish. J. A. Lanig, set cup and saucers Walter Tratchel, 100 pounds ex tra flour. James Cohoon, large double wash board. Mrs. J. A. Lanig, set large gob lets. Home From Oklahoma. B. F. Wylde, the well known Benton City nurseryman, was in town b riday morning on nis way home from Oklahoma. Mr, Wylde's boots were red with sticky Oklahoma mud and he otherwise presented the appearance of a very tired and disgusted boomer. He went to the Promised Land and succeeded in getting a claim as good as the ragged country afforded. Though he was lucky even in this, Mr. Wylde soon became dis couraged and a few days since dropped bis claim and started home. He is now satisfied that no country under the sun beats Audrain, and he will remain here. Farmers Oppose It. From tli Caldwell C i. Graphic. The Missouri House passed the beef inspection bill Tuesday after noon by a vote of 76 to 45. It will without doubt be defeated in the Senate, as tho farmers throughout the State, especially where any in terest at all has been taken in the measure, are protesting loudly against the scheme which was got ten up in the interest of the city butchers. As it would prove a great detriment to the stock feeders and farmers, tho State Senate will surely be able to defeat this obnox ious bill that has been lobbied through the House by the butchers. Mr. Resier, south of Vandalia, shot a . dog of his neighbor, Mr. French. Mr. French returned the compliment by shooting Mr. Rosser with a shot gun. Al his prelimi nary examination Saturday ,Mr. French was held in the sum of 1300 to await the action of the. grand jury. ' Tho County Wheel meets in this city on the second Saturday in May. Proprietor. I WANT A CLAIM.' Men Go Crazy With Disappoint mentSad Scenes in Okla homa City. Oklahoma City, I. T., April 26. Five men in their coffins and a maniac in irons were carried north from this infant City yesterday. The dead men died natural deaths, that is to say, nature had given way under the hardships encoun tered, and none ot the five deaths were directly at the hands of fel- ; low-men. The madman, John Evans, left his family in Eldorado, Kan., a few days aco and was ap parentfy in the best of health. He came to Oklahoma city on the first train Monday, found the city in possession of United States Deputy Marshals and bushmen and was unable to realize his expectations. A claim which he finally secured was jumped, by a professional and a revolver flourished in his face when he remonstrated. Evans had little money and his subse quent trial robbed him of his rea son. As he lay on the platform yesterday waiting for the train he talked incoherently of claims and town lots and implored those near him not to rob him of his little piece of ground. The sight was a pitiful one. Evans was taken to Win field and placed in a hospital for the insane. Another man went crazy the previous night and was placed on a north-bound train. At Alfred he broke away and tried to assault Lieut. Waite f the In fantry Company stationed there, but was overpowered. "I want a claim, I want a claim !" was his incessant crj . He was put aboard the train again and will be treated in the Winfield Hospital. A Kansas man named Stevens was shot and killed in the presence of his wile and four little children on a claim near Alfred Wednesday. The murderers fled and the unfort unate widow walked to Alfred with the news. The dead man was buried by the settlers and a small subscription was raised to send the family home. The rude funeral was in progress as the train passed. Inspection in Michigan. Marquette Mining Journal. That exceedingly able paper, the Lansing Journal, has this to say of the meat inspection bill now before the legislature in a late issue: "We connot believe that this legis lature will pass the demagogical and pernicious meat inspection bill. It is a measure without merit, and not a single honest rea son can be adduced to justify its enactment." In which the case is stated exactly. The bill is a measure to enable a few dealers in the towns of the State to levy any tax they may choose to agree on among themselves on the great army of consumers of meat. Leg islation to increase the cost of liv ing is hardly in line with the in terests of the great bulk of the peo ple of Michigan. A (ood Show Corning. In these days of tinsel and parade when, as is too frequently tho case, the main attarction of a show is on paper and in the proces sion on the street, it is gratifying to have an entertainment visit us with a reputation so general for merit and excellence as that of Wallace & Co's Great World's Menagerie and International Three ring Circus. It has the enviable record of presenting a multitude of the best acts and features ever ex hibited under canvas, and of ex hibiting a large collection of the rarest animals and birds known to natural history. This exhibition will be in Mexico, Mo., Wednes day, May 15th. ' Reuben Harlow, a prominent farmer and stock raiser of near Young's Creek, made us a pleasant call this week. He has as fine a farm as there is in the county but is thinking of moving to Mexico, as he thinks this is one of the best towns in the State. Reuben is much exercised about Talmage's sermon on Jonah and the Whale. Rube thinks that Jonah was drunk when the whale swallowed him and had plenty of tobacco and whisky in his pocket, and when he got to drinking, chewing and spitting, the whale got sick and threw him up. This theory, we think, is original with Mr. Harlow. Harrison and Missouri. From tbe Kanta Oily Times. The fruits of President Harrison's generous and considerate treatment of Missouri are beginning to be manifest. So encouraged is the State by tbe attention of the nation al administration that her two lead ing ball clubs, representing Kansas City and St. Louis, are engaged in wiping up the earth with Louisville and Cincinnati, and are now tied for the pennant. We are under re newed obligations to the adminis tration. Bill Briggs, the most noted gam bler on the coast, died Wednesday. He was known from Washington to tho coast aa a square gambler who had made several fortunes and given thousands away in charity. He was born in Hannibal, Mo. Joseph Barth has returned from the East, where he has been for several days baying goods. WEEKLY To Our Pride in the Past and Our MEXICO, MISSOURI, THURSDAY, MAY 2, 1889. DUDLEY'S DANDEH UP. Harrison is Called Coward by "Blocks of Fito" Dudley. ASHINGTON, D. C, April 26.-Col.V. W. Dudley, of "Blocks of Five" fame, recen tly said in a letter in re ply to an old soldier who had aalred h i a m " aid in get" '(- W tiDg aQ ap ' ' V pointment : "I will bo unable to render you any assistance whatever wnn tne President. He has lost his bacK- sono and is too cowardly to be been consulting with mo for the simple reason that the copperheads and rebels of Indiana have trump ed up a lot of charges against me. tie seems entirely oblivious to tne fact that it was through my efiorts that Indiana was saved to him." Col. Dudley's letter is the talk of Washington to-day. Dudley makes a lame denial of the author ship of the letter, but everybody believes that he wrote it because he has on many occasions since the 4th of March talked in just that strain to his friends. It is believed that Dudley's fight on Harrison is only the beginning of an open warfare between Har rison and a half score of leading Republicans. Cupid's Tran s-Atlantic Trick. A. G. Smith, a young man of 28 years, who is the agent ot the Mis souri Pacific Railway at Iioising- ton, Kan., was in the city last evening on his way to New York, on a most romantic mission, says this morning's Globe-Democrat. The story is one of romantic friend ship and peculiar love. It was about three years ago that Mr. Smith, through the courtesies of a friend, began a correspondence with a young lady by the name of Miss Nellie Turner, who resided with her parents in a - small towp near London, England. The friendy ly missives soon changed to those which were weighed with tender now; photographs, with descrip tions as minute as any given by a detective agency, were exchanged, and the heart of each correspondent was soon warmed by that immortal fire which is given by Allah and shared with the angels. An en gagement was effected, and, as per written contract, Mr. Smith was on his way last night to New York to meet Miss Turner, who is due there on a steamer in a few days. They will be united in matrimony in New York, and then visit Mr. Smith's old home in Canada, and, after a trip through several States, will settle down to practical housekeep ing in Kansas. Miss Turner is de scribed as a young woman, 26 ears of age, a brunette of many charms? who was one ol the popular belles ol her native England village. A Valuable Invention. Inventions are so numerous that it is seldom we are able to commend a kitchen utensil publicly. But we feel that anything which tends to make cooking more easy and agree able is a sanitary gain. Many are the attempts which have been made to find a utensil which would econ omize labor, time and food. At last wo have offered in our midst a perfected cooker that meets the de mands of every housekeeper, and excels all others lor simplicity and ease ol management. The Peerless Steam Cooker is a positive blessing to every home. Ladies in the city who have used it pronounce it a complete success. Its superiority to the old mode of cooking is in the tact that it retains ail nutriment, richness and flavor of food which by other methods are wasted. All care of watching meals while cook ing, is done away with. Dinner can be put in. covered up and let alone till ready to serve. All pos sibility ot spoiling a meal through carelessness of cooks is obviated. No steam of the house, no offensive odors, no burned victuals. As much cooking can be done on one burner of a gasoline or oil stove as is usu ally done on fonr. It will pay for itself in a few weeks time in the saving of fuel. The self-regulating steam whistle is one of the whistles worth paying for. Let all intelli gent and careful housekeepers give the cooker a trial. R. W. Pearson is back from Stuttgart, Ark. He gives quite a glowing description of that country. Says it is a prairie country, just like this, but the soil is not as good. He contracted for a tract of land while there. Laddonia Herald . Champ Clark's electoral reform bill came up in the House Thursday was debated from 11 a. m. to 4 p. m. and failed to pass, the vote be ing o7 ayes to 57 noes. Champ Clark advocaUd the measure, and its strongest opponents were Jim Moore of Laclede and Flauigan of Jasper. Major Anderson, aged 88, died very suddenly at McCredie Fri day. Deceased had been en joying unusually good health for sometime, and when he died had been ill but ten minutes. Rheu. matism of the heart is assigned as the trouble. Major Anderson was one oi Callaway's pioneers. The pond at the Tucker mill has been drained and water from the Water-wexka put i. -&,Sa1PS-' Hope fop the Future. Let Us Add Tigmnz Wirk in the L.ng Present. JUSTICE AND PASTOS. From tbe Christian Apologist, as Quoted From a Beformed Church Faper. Translated from tbe German. : Hickory town was a hard place for a preacher. The chief source of this hardship for the pastor was found in Justice Smartt. Two chapters in tbe Bible were particu larly pleasing to tbe Justice, name ly: the 10th of Matthew and the 10th of Luke. In the presence of the pastor lie never tired in com menting on certain passages in these two chapters. He boasted that no minister had ever answered his argument. He generally closed as follows : "Preachers who live on a salary I despise: let them work as Paul did, and make a liv ing as other honest people do." About ten years ago it was pro posed to build a parsonage in iiickorytown. The members of the church and congregation were all willing, except Justice Smartt, who proceeded to address the peo ple assembled on his hobby or fa vorite theme. Said he: ' I would like to know if St. Peter, or any of the holy Apostles ever had a par sonage. I am not opposed to preachers, my dear friends; on the contrary, I esteem and love them. But they must be like the Apostle. Where do you read that the Apos tles wore fine broadcloth coats, and lived in parsonages? They had f the kind. The Lord said to them : 'Provide neither gold nor silver, nor brass in your purses; nor scrip for your journey, neither two coats, neither shoes, nor yet staffs. "And when ye come into a house salute it, saying: Peace he to this house ! And in the same house remain, eating and drinking such things as they give.' "Now, I ask, where do you find the parsonage ? I challenge any one to show me anything in the Bible in regard to a parsonage, or to prove that the preachers of the present day are any better than the Apostles. If the Apostles had no parsonage, then our preachers need none." This speech convinced the breth ren, and the parsonage was not built. Now, for twenty years many preachers had been sent to Hick ory town, all of whom found very poor accommodations for them selves and their families; for Jus tice Smartt continued his convinc ing arguments in church circles, and in saloens aa well. None of these pastors could, or even desir ed to prove that he was better than the Apostles; and hence no par sonage was provided. But "the pitcher that is often let down in to the well, will be broken at last." And so it was with Jus tice Smartt. A new pastor came to Hickor town. His name was Solomon, and he was an intelligent, unassum ing man, about whom there was nothing uncommon or noteworthy, except his poverty. He had a wife and three children; but, ow ing to the agency awd influence of Justice Smartt, there was no par sonage to receive them, and they were obliged to go into a cheap, unhealthy tenement house. The rent was cheap for several rea sons. First, on one side ot the house was the play -grounds of the village children. On the other side was a pond of foal, stagnant water. Besides, the house had the reputation of being "haunted." In this nouse lived Pastor Solo mon and his family; but soon they were all sick of fever. The pastor, therefore, appealed to his congre gation, and urged them several times to erect a parsonage; but in every instance ho was confronted with the argument of Justice Smartt. Finally, he met the Justice him self on the street, and by him he was accosted thus: "You, also, ask for a parsonage. Did the Apostle Peter.orany other Apostle, ever have one? Have you never read the 10th ehapter of Matthew ? . , ,, , ider yourself better 'Sties ?" Do you conside than the Apostl The paster said that he did not believe the ministers of the present tim r hr than the AnostW time are better than the Apostles; that there was much truth in the argument of the Justice, that he. had seen new light; that he would take the matter under considera. tion, and then give his opinion. The brethren, when they heard of this, were all satisfied; and Justice Smartt wa? especially hap py in feeling'that he had convinced the pastor of the correctness of his views. But "who laughs last, laughs best." A few days later, when Justice Smartt bad hardly finished his morning smoke, he heard a Aa he loud knocking at the door. opened the door, he P fat, Solomon, his wife and children, all on tho veranda, and could greet him with before he the usual "Good-morniner." the nastor lifted Up his right hand and said, "Peace be unto this house !" and. without waitino for an invitation, ho and his family entered the house. Altbough Justice Smartt was somewhat Burnrised at the manner and bewing of the minister, still hv thought of nothing more hau an ordinary pastoral visit, the unusual number to the contrary notwithstanding. The preacher and his family, it seemed, had come to "spend the day." The morning was passed in pleasant conversation, and tho children "enjoyed themselves" greatly in the orchard. After dinner, the preacher askd to be excused, say ing that he had to make some pastoral calls, but would be back ! for tea. After supper, the minister j and his family still remained, and i made no preparations for going home. Finally, the Justice saw that they intended to "spend the night" with him, as well as the day. So it was; and a pleasant night it proved to the family, for they slept in a good house and on clean beds. The next morning, after break fast and prayers, the Pastor asked the Justice for a ouiet room a a Prophet's room where he could read, and pray, and study the holy Word. Said he: "I have no libra- ry, but 1 do not need any the Apostles had none. What you told me the other day on the street I now understand fully. We are not better than tho Apostles and, there fore, I do not ask abetter, ordifler ent lot from theirs." When he had said this, he left the room gracefully. Justice Smartt did not under stand what this meant, or where unto it would grow. So passed two three four five days; and "still the wonder grew." During this time the Justice and his wife Ire quently talked the matter over, and wondered what it meant. After these consultations, the Justice might have been seen walking thoughtfully back and forth; and finally he determrbed to ask the Pastor what all this meant, and how long he intended to stay. Accord ingly, with much ado and hesita tion, he approached the minister with this important question. Pat- tor soiomon answered, witn a twinkle in his eye, that he had con cluded to remain under the friendly and hospitable roof of Justice bmartt so long as his pastorate should last in Hickorytown as the Lord commanded the Apostles in the two famous chapters with which the Justice was so well acquainted Whatl" said the Justice; "have you concluded to give up the par sonage?" referring to the sickly tenement house. "Yes, certainly; I have given that up, and never in tend to go back; because it is my positive intention to live as the Apostles did, and they had, as you know, no parsonage." The Justice was amazed, and asked it his salary was not enough to keep him, without his quartering himself and family on othe people. "Salary!" said the preacher; "don't you know the Apostles had no sal ary? I have given up my salary, and to-morrow I will inform the congregation of the fact, I am not better than the Apostles." "Eh! well, yes;" said Justice Smartt; "to be sure, that is accord ing to the Bible. I will go and see my neighbors, that each ot them may keep you a week." "That I dare not do," said the preacher, "much as I would like to please you; for my instruction is, 'Into whatsoever city or town ye shall enter, inquire who in it is worthy; and there abide till ye go thence.' And Luke says, 'In the same house remain, eating and drinking such things as they give. Go not from house to house.' I would like to relieve you, and go from house to house, that the lurden might be borne equally; but this Scripture is plain and cannot be misunderstood. I must abide in your house till I leave Hickory town." Now for the first time Justice Smartt saw what lesson it was that the preacher intended to teach him, and that lesson he was no longer slow to learn. It was not hard to convince him that aviator is not an apostle. The next day the church had a meeting for business, and on the motion of Justice Smartt, it was resolved, unanimously, to build a parsonage. Hjrupa. of Fig. Is Nature's own tfne laxative. It is the most easily taken and the most effective remedy known (to Cleanse the System when Bilious or Costive. . to Jdigpel Headaches, Colds, and Fevers; to Cure Habit- j ual Constipation, Indigestion P'". Manufactured only by the California FigSyrup Com pany, r or sale in 60 cents and 91 bottles by C. R. Gibbs. d&wtf A citijten of Carthage has in his pos.-ension an original price list of slavct, the properly ot Jett Davit' brother before the war. Tbe list embraces 106 names of both sexes, ranging from infants to the aged pa triarch. Bibies are quoted at $100, children of 12 yars at $600, able- bodied women f 800 and thrifty farm hands at $1,100. A man 50 years of age was worth but $600 while an old blind woman was set down at ! zero. Husband and wife are quoted Bepartly. The document is queer j "ut"S t"""" """" Horace reelj s Adage. It was maintained: oy me laie Horace Greeley, that "nothing suc ceeds like fuccefs ! If this be ! ...... it,K.i.,;,n'a rmmii Rmiv will always be ppular, as it never fans. It is intended, especially tor coughs, colds, croup and Whooping cough, and is undouoteoiy tne De5i! promjnent far wil, rooTe to and most reliable ' Bed,ci.e 5f!Mw. . Th. Lroaem ia -ud to i a success. For sale by C. B. Gibbs. tnr tnnaa aiMasea. it in uetiueiui , , LEDGER $1.50 PER Absolutely Pure. This powder never varies. A nutrve; t punt;, strength and wholegomenexa. More economical than the ordinary kinds. and cannot be gold in competition with the rnult'tnde of low tent, short weight alum or phosphate powders. Sold only In cans. Royal Baking Fowdicr Co.. I0 Wall St N. Y. 43-4St A $10,000 T WIS r. Louis Naytor Fays Dearly for Spraiumg a Young Lady's Wrist. Mabel Quick, of Kansas City, a young dry goods saleslady, was tbo plaintiff in a suit before Judge Henry against her former employ er, Louis Naytor, a Grand avenue dry goods man, for $10,000 dam ages. Miss Quick told on the wit ness stand how in November, 18S7, Naytor assaulted her. She had quit the store and had been given a check for her wages, which she could not collect. She went back to Naytor's, and throwing the worthless check in his face, de manded cash. This was refused, and as she was leaving the store she picked up a cloak, which she said would satisfy the debt. Naytor called her back, saying that he would give her the money, and then it was, Miss Quick said, that he struck her in tho face and twist ed her wrist. She fell in a lamt and knew nothing until she was be ing taken home in a carriage. Police Officer Joseph M. Sher lock, who arrested Naytor, testified that he had a hard time to keep hi m from a mob which bad collected and was yelling, "Get a rope, get a rope." Dr. Fred Jones, who at tended the girl, and others testified. The jury soon returned a verdict for the full amount asked. The Judge refused to grant a mo tion setting aside the verdict. Electric Bitters. This remedy is becoming well known, and so popular as to need no special mention. All who have used Electric Bitters sing the same song of praise. A purer medicine does not exist and it is guaranteed to do all that is claimed. Llectric Bitters will cure all diseases of the Liver and Kidneys, will remove pimples. Boils, Salt Rheum and other affections caused by impure blood. Will drive Malaria from the system and prevent as well as all Malarial fevers. For cure of Headache, Constipation and Indi gestion try Electric Bittefs. Entire satisfaction guaranteed or money refunded. Price 60 cts. and $1 per bottle at J. F. Llewellyn's Drug store. Tho German Church. A number of the leading Ger man residents of Mexico met at the Grand Opera House Wednesday and discunsed the feasibility of establishing a German Church in this city. As the meeting was called late in the afternoon the at tendance waa not as larire a3 was desired and no active steps were taken. Rev. John Marturska, of St. Charles County, delivered an interesting address of an hour, in German, when the meeting ad journed to May 19, when everj'one interested in the project is expect ed to be present. Is Con- nmplion Incurable! Read the following: Mr. C. II. Morris Newark, Ark., says: "Was down with Abecess of Lungs, and friends and physicians pronounced me an Incurable Consumptive. I began taking Dr. King's New Dis covery for Consumption, am now on my third bottle, and able to oversee the work on ray farm. It is the finest medicin ever made." Jesee Middiewart, Decatur, Ohio, says: "Had it not been for Dr. King's New Discovery for Con sumption I would have died of Lujg Troubles. Was given up by doctors. Am now in best of health." Try it. Sample bottles free at J. F. Llewellyn's Drugstore. William Carter.of near Williams burg, Callaway county, son of Rob ert Carter and a nephew of Alex. Carter, Sr., committed suicide Tuesday. He committed the deed with a double-barrel shot-gun, seat ing himself on the side of a bed and pulling the trigger with a shoe string. No cause can be assigned for the rash deed, as the young man was not addicted to bad habits, was succeeding well in life and had many mends. Mr. Carter was born and raised northeast of Mex ico and has numerous relatives in Audrain county. So Time Like the I'reaent Taken when constipation is first noticed, one or two Hamburg Figs will put the bowel in healthy con- .... i : 1 1 . i 1 amon, ana w, - ft veloument of seiious trouble. 2o; cents. U one r i. wacit urtig - - n- a a r v jCo , V i. ror le by A, Buck- jner W A Hunter, east of thU citv. a , " I welcome such citizen. tifrm ' C ROYAL K3KI Jk l fill YEAR, IN ADVANCE. NO. 4 CLEVELAND IN NEW YORK. Col. Joseph Bickey's Interesting Chat With the Great Ex Fresident. From the Fulton Gazette. On Monday Col. Jos. K. Rickey . returned from the East, where he has been moet of the time since the last election. As Mr. Rickey's acquaintance with noted men in politics is quite extensive, a Gazette scribe sought him out to see if anything else could be learn ed that would be of interest to its readers. . In response to the ques tion whether he had seen any of, the national Democratic leaders lately, Mr. Rickey eaid. "Well, yes, I recently bad the pleasure of talking with Mr. Cleveland in New York City. I got on tho ele vated railroad car at Rector street, and found myself in the seat with! the great Democratic ex-president." How was he looking? I never saw him look as well; he seemed to be in splendid health and his face never looked more bright and cheerful. He still takes a lively interest in all publicaffairs. When I enquired how he was pleased with the change from the White House to private life, his response was: "I am enjoying my residence in New York and feel better than I have for four years past." What else did you talk about? Well, naturally our conversation drifted to public affairs, and he asked about the condition of the agricultural portions of Missouri. I told him I thought it was as bad as it had ever been in the history of the State; that the farmer was not getting as much for his pro ducts as they cost, in scarcely any branch of farming industry; and that in my opinion the majority of the farms of the country are mort gaged and the farmers are now living off what they had accumulat ed in the few prosperous years they had been permitted to enjoy. Mr. Cleveland said this was in accord with his information and be lief; and then asked: "What do you think will be the result? What will become of the country? What will be done?" I answered that the natural se quence is that we must get an out let for our markets with the differ ent countries of the world, or come to a square standstill." He then asked: "How can an outlet be secured, do you suppose, under our present system of restric tive laws?" I said, "It can't be done." His next question was: "How do you account for the fact that the great agricultural sections voted so strongly for the protective theory?" I told him I supposed it was owing to want of education on this subject among the farmers of the great Northwestern States such as Kansas, Illinois and Nebraska. Also that the soldier element that has been pensioned were told that the Democratic party wanted to re duce the tariff, not so much for the purpose of lowering taxation as to drain the surplus from the treasury in order to make difficult the pay ment of their pensions; and that the attempt to lower the tariff was a blow at the Union element. It was very hard to make the average mind understand what a 6 per cent reduction i. And when the tax is indirect, it is hard to make the man believe that he pays it at all. The Republican orator says, "Don't you buy cheaper than it cost before?" and the average mind swallows that, never considering the material that is in the article that it is shoddy or that methods of produc tion are cheaper than formerly. Air. Cleveland said, "IJut we gained votes in the protection dis tricts: what do you say to that?" I said, "They are intelligent on this question and know that they need free raw material to compete in the markets of the world. Tbe outoome of it all will be that after while the people will realize that they have been plundered unnec- ewarily of five or six hundred mil lions a year, and they will riae up aud wipe out the whole system. Mr. Cleveland said nothing but nodded his head, and then a.ked about Senator Vest's prospects for re-election. He said: "I regard him as one of the ablest men in the Senate, and I hope the people of Missouri will return him." He also spoke of Senator Cockrell, and said: "Missouri hould be proud of two such able and painstaking Sen ators." lie next aid, "llow is my young friend Francis in the gubern atorial office ?" I told him that Gov. Francis was an able and faithful officer and was givjng sat isfaction to all. . "Well, I can't understand," said Mr. Cleveland, "why he ran behind bis ticket." I answered that it was the re tult ot reasons: first, when Frxci was chosen Maror, bis opponent . ' 1 . I rnitotl ainriraA rmoiilii'tn oat t j hia iiluA - ... tion, ana as-nea lor a recount, out the courts refused it; second, Fran ; cis refused to turn over the city to the street rings, and tbey threw ! their powerful influence ...inoi . . . 1 him; and third, just at the close ol , IF YOU WANT A LARGE TRADE ADVERTISE IN The LEDGER jTlie Leihseb lias the Largest circulation or. any paper in the county. The treatment of many thousands of caaea of those cbronio areaknessus and diMrcmutia; ailments peculiar to remaiee, at tiie Invalid Hotel and Surgical Iusiuuta, Buffalo, N. Y Baa afforded a vast experience in nieely adapt tiiff and tborouphljr testing; remedaec for u euro or T-oroao'a peculiar maladlea. Sr. merce'a f avorite freaerlptloa la tbe outfrroirtli, or result, ol tins arreet and valuable eipem-nee. 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Court decided that the Sunday law applied to St. Louis, and Fran cis enforced it, as was his duty, and eo turned the worst elements in St. Louis against him. And then, to cap tbo climax to all this, old Hutch made his wheat corner about this time, and the opponents of Francis cartooned him as a mere speculator in agricultural products whose interests were all against those of the producing and con suming class. Mr. Cleveland expressed regret at Clardy's defeat, and said he re garded him as one of the most ef ficient men in the House. He also said he was sorry for Mr. O'Neil's defeat. s He then asked what was thought in Missouri of the appointment of Philips to the district Bench, and said he was as well satisfied with it as any he had made while in office. As wo parted, Mr. Cleveland ex pressed his belief that the dsctriaes of Democracy are as certain to suc ceed as the government exists. " The Coming Meeting. Among the scores of entries for the stake races at the coming meet ing are the following from this vi cinity: Frank T., r. g., by Btoa. im untraced; entered by Dr. Thos. turner, Mexico; W. K. Carter. driver. Lula P., br. m., by Aaron Penn ington, dam Callaway; J. H. How ard, M. 1).. Fulton. Dictator G., br. b; W. II. Gibbs. Bowling Green. rreeland u., c. h; . II. Glenn. Bowling Green. Mattie McU., c. in; McCormvV Livestock Co., Bownn" Missing Link, b. : .;...-' :. Live Stock Co.. Boul.i..' iiinu' Tom Purdy, b. c; J. C. Doun ug, Bowling Grwen. Lady Savage, b. m; MnCoriaick Live Stock Co.. Bowling Green. Aytoun, b. h; McCorrnictt Live Stock Co.. Bawling Green. Oliver Boss, br. h., Charley Rss. Gy"3, dam untraced; John K. Hin- man, Centralia. Bobert Kvsdyk. 2:24 1-2, br. 8. by William Hysdyir.52?,dain(i!ifen ts. by Kearsage; U. I. Clark, Mex ico. Promontory, b, h; V. B. Carter, Mexico. Advance Jr., 2:34, b. b; Michael See, New Florence, Carnagie 8 105, ch. e; 8. S. Brandt, Montgomery City. Dewdrop, b. m; McCormick Ltve Stock Co., Bowling Green. unrW, s. f; McCorinick Live Stock Co., Bowling Green. IMva Lock wood, b. f; McCormick Live Stock Co., Bowling Green. Hinda Boss, b. f; C. F. Clark, Mexico. Silver Dick, c. c, by Aaron Pen ington, dam Callaway Maid, un traced; entered by J. II. Howard, M. D., Fulton. Miss Cltl.-f land, b. f; McCormick Live Stock- Co., Bowling Green. Riesling of Sleep. Dr. Flint's lU-medy, for tho man ?it w-unaii who find hi;ietif or her self unable t lerp nicht, is tin ia vainabJe medicine, which will not only pfucure the bleeping of sleep, but taiil prevent breaking down of tho sr-tem. Descriptive treatise ith each bottle; or addre, Mack Di ug Co., N. Y. For sale by O. A. Buckner.