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I is SOW KUNNitm. W iS'YOUR TIME i J Mmm. Br btV w fTrrTTini-i . la LEDGER, vol. xxxii. eg MARK Tn Two V'r. WlndSill. tad . K"T. 17. 1 bot nd bad to use crutch, I V LS?lrr., Mlh.. without MUX P ,5i tU and went to lp: It rl.mm. NoiMumiu nm.- momna, tMW" MRS. JALLIK slKoll). Tot Tw rw. Kew Auruita. InL. Ang. S, lSjS. .-j -uir in niw for two yearn. 'One ' iJirob. of cured me, ant have J5tS.WII-UAM AVER. MMgti to lie Crutchea. King City, Mo., July SO, 1S6& .nrnwrwith sciatica in hlpa; wan f5SiTcmt.:h- one buttle of SL This is the kind of weather peo- J g00d paper ,littke off their hats to uie ice Gov. Francis and stafl will be ith as Ensampment week. 1 his nffiaal. JJvsbybody should avail them- &itt of the opportunity of seeing he SDsm dsihd. I, you will read the Ledger you Inotgefdone up' DyanyDoay ho offers you a worthless cheefc. Wl cannot tax the worthless curs lutwscan either muzzie or kux hem. The latter would be best. Marshall thinks she needs a irtet railway. Mexico thought be needed one, but soon found out ie didn't. Thb Kails County Guide has ltd its toes skyward died from of patronage. One by one ey pass over. Escarpment week will be a lilt week in Mexico. She will re her best foot to the front on. liii occasion and don't vou Wetit. Ioitob Blanton, of the Paris jflppeaZ, caught the robbers at tQuincy who relieved him cf St5 and lis gold watch recently. The Ap- d will now resume publication. EflGXiMH financiers say that no iJation on the silver question this country can possibly bring ut all the results that have predicted. Thi talk that Harrison will not Vie a renomination if he can fret lit all moonshine. It would belie lit lifelong record to refuse any iflice he could possibly get. MB8. Reynolds and her two nek children are still objects of Why. The Lord loveth a cheer nl River. Who was it that said bo Lord loves everybody ? Senator Vest says : "I have objection to banks as medium I exchange, but am opposed to issuing their paper as money; the government alone should Muzzle the dogs or better yet, ill them. Defenseless children Ire on the streets at all hours of Jbe day and may be assaulted by a JtDid dog at any moment. Down pith the dogs. Thb Lombard Investment Com- ny, bow organized under the kasas laws, with a capital of 81, 50,000, will reorganize under the ws of Missouri, and increase Us pital to S4,000,COO. Ithe Democrats get the next pongress, the first man they will PTestigate will be the Czar of the Souse, Tom Reed, and the ques- Bontwe means by which he hast Peso, elected. The Czar will be men a dose of his own medicine. Thb fiuroi World says, "Now !t Ut all work for a ereat State Firj Convention." The Ledger feartily endorses the above, and Fill add that Mexico is the place D Which to hold the convention. Mexico wants it and should have it. I Sow that the matter has been Madioated, it is scarcely ne- r"y to remark that the Pobyns affair has given the City koncua"Hape" of trouble, but Jt is settled forever, it is to be roped I r oir. ii. a. McMillan, one of h finest educators Mexico ever "Mi hts been retained as eupenn rea 01 the Public Schools. The f roietsor has been with us a long Em and we feel as though we d not get along in our schools thm. u: . . j v.. ul8 experienced guidance. I Thb lady who wrote the article warning Mexico's fair name, if Pfnied, should seek her husband. wledae the com. lav Vinr Vinarl Ms shoulder, and in tears ask rorgivenesB for having sent uch nonsense. If the is not married her sweet. rt should 8 square back on r. T- . . '"is Kenublican nartv reallv rta to help the farmer, why does l &Ot in.. . 1 1 r '"noU T A bounty of 5 cents per Mhel on cereals and one cent ner on live stock would give the MUo United States mil. MUiually, while a 50 per cent MEXICO f 0 SUBSUKiosi jit, -ki. vYtumi, .Kaitor and tariff tax on their products will not i bineht them one dollar. Tiik Iit-v. Sum Small has ap ; peared within a short time as an ' fvtingflist of the Methodist Church, ! :i candidate for the holy orders in the Protestant Episcopal Church, a Prohibition candidate for the Geor- gia legislature ana rresiaent of a new Methodist University in Utah. If Mr. Small keeps on in this en terprising way, he will, m time, make himself famous as the Pooh Bah of the American pulpit. The anniversary edition of the Gallatin Democrat is on our desk. It is profusely illustrated with cuts of Gallatin's business men and houses, is printed on an extra quality of paper, the typographical appearance is fine and altogether the large sneUfTs a credit to the j office where it was printed. The J Democrat is just entering its i twenty-second volume and is a The census is taken every ten years. In 1880 the official enum eration showed that Mexico con tained 3,940 souls. At th;it time the Chicago & Alton division was located here. In 1881, when it was moved, our population de creased fully 1,000 and we were left, probably, with about 2,900 people. If, on completion of the present enumeration, we have 5,000 inhabitants, we will have gained about 90 per cent, in ten years. Hence, we have no reason to complain if the actual figures do not give us over 5.000. Test Your Cows. From the Jersey I'.ulletiu. A few words about the ini- portace of testing cows. Which is the most noted Jersey cow in the world? Answer. Princess 2d. Why ? Because she made under a test, more butter in one week than any other cow ever did make. What has made Mary Anne of St. Lambert famous ? What Landseer'e Fancy, what Eurotisama? Un questionably the iact that they were each tested for 365 consecu tive days. Again, pick up any pedigree and you find that every ancestor that has a test or has test ed daughters, is red lined, and the animal is valued accordingly. If there are no tests recorded, the animals wUl be spoken of as "of plain breeding" and will rate down according. It is too late in the day to attempt to depreciate tests. They have made the reputation of Jersey cattle in America, and have come now to be the accepted standard of merit. And the man who does not test his cattle does them a serious injury. As True as Gospel. From the Kami World. The farmers do not appear to either oppose or take kindly to the oft repeated assertion that, good roads pay. The merchants and citizens generally in country towns seem to be utterly oblivious to the advantages they offer; but the Rural World still keeps up the racket and urges them every time it has a chance, which is nearly every week, and will never let up until something is done in the way of improvement. Good roads around every town would add un told pleasure to the citizens resi dent thereof, and, as well, add to the attraction of the place and in duce men of means to locate there Good roads in the country would not only save time and money to every man who has to drive over them, but add value to the farms adjacent thereto. We have trav eled over too many States, over too many countries, not to know the value of good roads and the pleas- j ore they afford to town and village life as well as to the farmers within reach of them. Taxing: the Dogs. In our neighboring city of Mex ico, there is row a proposition to advance the tax ou dogs to $10 not a cent too much. Moberly Headlight. The proposition that will come up at the next meeting of the City Council will be to either muzzle the dogs or kill them. As we under stand it, this city has no right to levy a tax on dogs, as such an ac tion would be in direct conflict with the State laws. The only dog law in Missouri relates to the killing of sheep, in which event the owner of the dog is held responsible finan cially, and if he does not pay for the sheep killed, the dog may be shot . There is no tax on dogs in Mexico, nor has there been since the repeal of the law in 1S85, There are special provisions for taxing dogs in fourth class cities, but as Mexico is working under a special charter we are powerless in the matter of deriving a revenue from the worthless brutes. Visitor, to Anxvasse. The following named members of Ecleadean Lodge, K. P., went t l AnwaaaA Thnrsdav Tiffht to he r,rHentat thefirs.meeUmr of the new lodge of the order recently instituted at that place : Robert E. Hisev. Grant Wnght, Hal Gibbs, Thos. Benmng, Cooney Mongole. Thos. Kelso, Hiram Moore, Jas. Garrett, Jr., S. N Evans. Charier Campbell. Mr. Sipple, Lee Craddock D. Worrell. and Robertl Proprietor, NATURE'S WONDERS. A Grand How of .Volcanoes That Once Lit up the Pacific Coast. A Region Once Tora With Earthquake! that it now Bright With Flower and Marvelonaly Productive of Everything Kan Heeds. Correspoodeoce ot the LedEr. Tacoma, Wash., June 20. A good many years ago nature main tained the grandest array of light houses on this coast that the world4 has ever seen. They were 'a row of grand volcanoes, beginning with Shasta, in northern California, 14,442 feet high; then Hood in Oregon 11,225 feet, St. Helens 9,750, Adams 9,750, Tacoma, 14, 444, Baker 10,500 feet, all in the new State of Washington, and Mount St. Elias, 17,850 feet in Alaska. All these were once vol canoes and their fires illumined the Pacific for many miles, making a scene grander than any witnessed by mortal eye, and equalled only by the mighty spectacles portrayed in song and story by tb sublime imaginations of Milton or of Dante. ' While these grand beacons were burning and possibly before their fires were kindled, mighty forests of frond and fern grew, and in the progress of time and nature were converted into coal beds of vaster extent and depth than any found elsewhere. At some more recent time vast convulsions of nature tore open that great seam in the side of the continent now known ruget Sound, and lormed a harbor more than 150 miles long whose waters' average from 200 to 700 feet deep and whose shores are so bold that an ocean vessel may tie up to the trees along them at almost any point. Later the fires from the volcanoes became extinct. Winthrop says he saw an occasion al light from St. Helen's in 1859, and the older settlers on the coast claim to have seen a blaze from Baker's even more recently. But as a spectacle these mountains have long since changed from blazing cones to silent, snow covered peaks the pillars of cloud of modern day, instead of the pillars of fire they were in the darker ages long since ended. The volcano and the earthquake, the sublime and the terrible, have given place to the grand and beau tiful and on the same majestic scale which nature has always done business ' on this part of the cast. In place of the impenetra ble jungle of frond and ferns which ages ago were converted into coal beds trom ten to twenty-four feet thick which now underlie whole townships near this city, a large part of the west end of the State is now covered with forests of fir and cedar. Manv of the trees grow to a height of 300 feet and all are straight as arrows. In some places they grow so thickly together that their scanty tops shut out the sun light. Mr. J- R. McDonald, an old lumberman, says he has count ed 100 trees on a single acre which would average 5,000 feet of lumber each. Some of these fir trees are feet through at the t j stump and where they stanoT thickest have no limbs for the firet 100 to 170 feet. A single beam for the keelson of a ship was sawed from one of these trees one day last month by one of the Tacoma mills, that was 135 feet long and 18x12 inches in size from end to end. The valley lands are the richest, though the uplands when cleared of the timber grow fine crops. The valleys are covered with a dense growth of alder, vine, maple and underbrush of various sorts. But comparatively little of this land is yet under cultivation, and that near the cities is largely devoted to fruit raising and gardening. This IB the strawberry season and the berries now coming to this market would surprise any eastern gard- ner. otner Derries grow wiin equal thrift and in great profusion Last year J. P. Stewart, a banker at Puyalup, nine miles from this city, sold $1,010 worth of rasp berries from one and one-sixth acres. The larger fruits are chief ly pears, plums, prunes, peaches and apples. Pears and prunes especially thrive here Any eastern farmer looking on this soil would say it would hard ly grow white beans, and yet it will grow white beans and lots ot other things in profusion. It seems to be a mere gravel bed and yet there is a virtue in it that seems " " . J" , , T.,T , " 0D' m g, " " "8611, &a to Bend P a rank 8rowtn of ferns that soon become a jungle No country produces flowers so bountifully. It is especially the home of the rose and at this sea son all the gardens are glorious with them, and your neighbor will give yon as many for the asking as would decorate a royal bpquet. This remarkable country began WEE1LY To Oar Fride in the Fast aid Oar MEXICO, MISSQpRIpUR3I)AY, to be settled about . 40 years ago, ( but it is enly just beginning to be developed. The early settlers got 320 acres each under what is known as the "donation claim" act sim ply for settling on it. As they had no market for many years; they bad little encouragement to make improvements. The winters ' are about like those i f Washington, D. C, and the summers like those of Montreal. C. A. S. CENTRALIA MATTERS. Correspondence ot the Ledger. Centbalia, Mo., June 28. Un cle Jimmie Reed is very ill ol chronic rheumatism.' Social parties have been too num erous to mention the past week. C. C. Bush is rusticating in Au drain county, y r "Elder Samuel Magee, pastor of the Christian Church, will take the field as general evangelist August 1st This will greatly increase the elder's field of labor as he will then have all of the United States and Canada to work up. The farmers of this vicinity are thoroughly aroused and are en deavoring to free themselves of the causes which have made their la bor profitless during the past few years. A large meeting was held in the opera house last Saturday afternoon. The professional poli tician had better look a "leetle out" for he will surely hear some thing drap on election day. James H. White, C. S. Early, John Robinson and Dr. Hulen pic nicked in the woods near Bethle hem the fore part oi the week. H. F. Williams, who has been under the weather during the past month, is convalescent. James Bryson has recovered from a severe spell of illness. Cance Adams, traveling sales man, is nome tnis month on bis an nual vacation. Mrs. J. W. White, of St. Louis, is visiting her parents in this place. Rev. Robert Shelton will hold forth at Union Church, four miles south of Centralia, Sunday, July 6th. The ladies of the church will serve dinner on the ground. A good time is expected. J. M. Barron, of Mooresville,was in Centralia last week. Luke Paxton is having his drug store and Adam Rodemyre the Guard building repainted and beautified. "Of Such Is the Kingdom of Heaven." From the Macon Democrat. The casketed remains of Pinck ney, youngest Child of Dr. G. W. Nichols and wife, were brought from their home in Mexico, Mo., to this city Monday morning and from here conveyed to their family burying ground at Chapel Hill. Little Pinckney was a bright and beautiful child; the zephyrs of only 18 months having nestled amid his silken hair ere he was called to join the angels. Dr. E. K. Miller, pastor of the M. E. Church, South, at Mexico, accompanied the sorrow stricken parents and little sister, and conducted the funeral services at Chapel Hill church, after which the moital remains of little Pinck ney were by sympathizing friends laid to rest. The bereayed relatives have the sympathy J many friends in this city. I School Teachers Employed. The following named school teachers have been employed in the Mexico Public Schools for the ensuing scholastic year: B. W, Torreyson, room No. 15, in place of Prof. Peters, resigned ; Miss JesBie Sanderson, No. 14; Miss Lizzie Talbott, No. 13; Miss Annie Spence, No. 12; Miss Mattie Shea, No. ll; "Miss Martha Sullinger, No. 10; Miss Frankie Cauthorn, No. 9; Miss Lyda1 Bloom, No. 8; Miss -Josie Hamilton, No. 7; Miss Mollie Houston, No. 6; Miss Lyda Kernan, No. 5; Miss Hebe Gran tham, No. 4; Miss Martinique, No 3: Miss Ella Stephenson, No. 2; Miss Floy Patton, No. 1. Pleasant Lawn Fete. One of the most enjoyable events of the season occurred at the residence of J. L. Smith, five miles southeast of Centralia Satur day evening, June 21. in honor of Miss Polly Sims, of Thompson. The yard was beautifully lighted up with Chinese lanterns and there were 150 guests present. The committee were Mr. .Lory Cox, Mr. Owen Roberts, Miss Lizzie Sims and Miss Katie Gay. 1 Every guest went home feeling that they had been highly entertained. Petera-Manpln. Prof. Peters was married to Miss Elizabeth Maupin, of Columbia, last Thursday at 8:30 o'clock.at the Broadway Methodist Church in that town. They left next day for St. Paul, Minn., where Professor Peters will attend the National Teachers' meeting. May luck attend the young couple where'er they go, is the wish of the Ledger and its crew. The Vandalia Leader says Prospectors are at work in Lad donia boring for ceal. They struck a very thick layer of fire clay, and will go one hundred feet before die- pairing of coal. The citisens made up the money to do the work, which is another evidence of Laddonla's enterprise. , , ... Hofo for the Future, Let Us Add Vigorous Work to tit Living Present. DOBTS NOT GVVbTY. The City Council Decides That the Police Officer Did Not Insult Mrs. Rape. The City ConncU iiet Thursday pursuant to a " call, to investigate and try the case ot Mrs). Hape vs. officer Jos. P. Dobyns. This mat ter has heretofore been thoroughly ventilated through the columns of the Ledger and we do not deem it necessary to enter into any unnecessary details. Mayor Fer ris called the Council to order at 7:30. All the Councilmen were present except R. M. White, from the First Ward. The council chamber was crowded to suffoca tion by people to hear the evidem and see what disposition would made ot the case. The Iter was called up immediately, and the charge read by City Attorney Robertson. Mr. Dobyns entered a plea of not guilty and the trial proceeded by the examination of several witnesses for both sides. After the testimony was all in, Geo. Robertson, attorney for the defend ant, began his argument by setting forth the duties required of a policeman. He spoke fully an hour and wound up his opinion by saying the Council would soon have the matter in its hands and he hoped would see it in its true light, and if the weight of the tes timony was in favor of the officer, that the said defendant would be vindicated at the hands of the city officials. W. H. Kennan, as attorney for Mrs. Hape, made a lengthy and eloquent plea for justice to humani ty. He said, "We do not charge Mr. Dobyns with any crime, or ac cessory to a crime, but the ques tion to be decided is, is he a compe tent man to serve as a policeman on our city's force?" That was the point. Mr. Kennan said, that the honorable body of Councilmen was to decide and not any crimi nal act that Mr. Dobyns had done. Mr. Kennan made a speech cover ing the greater part of an hour, and finally ended by making a plea for justice and vindication of the lady he represented, saying he believed the evidence given in her behalf, if viewed in its proper light by the Council, would surely exonerate bis client. The . argument being all in, the Council took a vote on the question of whether or not Dobyns was guilty of the charge. The vote stood as follows: Allison, Roden and Armstrong, Yes; Lup ton and Reid, No. It required a two-thirds vote to convict, hence the officer was cleared. The trial lasted until about 11 o'clock. A FEARFUL BLAST. . Lady Who Would Not Edu cate Her Sons In Mexico Be cause of Its Saloons. A lady of this city, who does not sign her name, writing to me Crusader, a temperance paper at Cameron, this State, says : The person writing the sketch of this place failed to say anything about the papers published here which have a greater inn ence than all the preachers combined; they are both on the whiskey side, the weekly and daily Ledger and the eekly and daily intelligencer, it ms to me it some ot the lathers anCMHOtners wno opposed tne local option movement here could have seen some ot tne awiui events tnat have happened in this place and in their own families since they work ed so hard against local option, they would have been in favor of it. It is a mystery to me why a school for boys should be located in such a place as this where every induce ment is placed' before them to tempt them to ruin. I am sure if I had a boy and intended sending him away from home to school I would not send him here." Dear sister, we don't know who you are, but you are doing your town a gross injustice by being a party to the circulation of the above paragraph.- A stranger, on reading what you have to say, would suppose Mexico the most decraded and immoral town in the State and that her newspapers were dail v aidinir in makine it worse, Mexico has saloons, it is true; but " at the same time there IS far less! drunkenness here than in towns where we know local option is said to be in force. Not in this State can there be found a city more orderly and moral than Mexico. It is a rare sight, indeed, to see a drunken man on our streets and if "Sister" will take the trouble to investigate we believe it will be seen that no boys are allowed to frequent the saloons of Mexico, much less drink at their bars." The saloons have this reputation, at least. The numerous church spires in this city point more forcibly to r..iin'a vtiolit titan tK. iw nmna of nv inM can. Onr nnm erous schools, too, are indicative ot everything else but immorality, and the police records will show there is precious little drunkenness in this city. As regards the whisky traffic it stands just this way: Mr. Henry Howe, of the firm of Where there is a demand for any- Howe Bros., Martinsburg, Mo., thing there will be a supply, no was with us for a few minutes on matter what is wanted. If whiskey Wednesday last. These gentle cannot !be sold legally it will be men have just erected a creamery sold iileeallv. Experience has demonstrated the fact that the only way to deal with $hej liquor quea- JULY 3, 1890. tion is" to let whiskey be sold from j a saloon under the high license system. Do away with the saloon and your boys can be found in some back alley or shed drinking from a bottle purchased at & nlarm . ; where rum would be dealt out in defiance of the law against its sale and where perjury would have to be committed before it could be obtained. Such places always supplant the saloon. They have done it right here in towns in this county, and Audrain is a local option county at that. ' a i ii . . ab regards me ledger, it is temperate at all times and in all igs. ' C. T. Black Dead. C. 1 . Black, who lived five miles north of this city, died Friday night' at 10 o'clock. Mr. Black was well and favorably known all over the county. He was bora and raised in Audrain and at the time ot his death was 49 years of age. His parents were among the first fam ilies to settle in Audrain county, and were respected by all who knew them. Deceased leaves a wife and three children to mourn his loss. Mr. Black had been in ill health for quite awhile, and it was no surprise to his friends to hear of his demise. He wasa pros- perous farmer and will be missed in the community where he has al ways lived. The funeral was con ducted by Revs. Vardeman and Jesse, of this city, at Hopewell Church, five miles north of here, Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock. The Deadly Pistol. From the Sturgeon Leader. Charles Bartee, a young man 18 year's old, son of Asa Bartee, resid ing near Friendship, Saling town ship, Audrain county, was acci dentally shot and killed by Wm. Cummings Sunday, June 22d. Bartee, in company with several other young men, went in bathing and remained something over twenty minutes. When they came out of the pond 'Bartee and Cum mings, while donning their clothes, began scuffling with a self-acting revolver in hands and in some way it was discharged, the ball entering Bartee's abdomen and coming out at his back. The boys were thor oughly frightened and hastened for help. The young man was taken to his father's house, and medical aid was summoned.but to no avail. He lingered until Monday and died. His remains were interred at Macedonia Tuesday. The Hon. Roger Q. Mills. The Hon. Roger Q. Mills, of Texas, has signified his willingness to address the Democrats of the Seventh Congressional District dur ing the Convention at St. Charles, which begins August 7. The St. Charles County Democratic Cen tral Committee desires to know at once about how many persons trom this city and vicinity will attend.in order that arrangements may be made for reduced railroad rates and ample hotel accommodations. The committee requests this paper to ascertain, it possible, the num ber of persons who will go from here. A party could easily be made up to go down to hear the speech of the great Texan. Sunday School Statistics. At the Sunday School Conven tion at Pittsburg, the report of sta tistical secretary shows the follow ing number of Sunday Schools: In the United States, 105,834; offi cers and teachers, 1,120,438; schol ars, 8,598,851 total in Sunday School, 9,719,284. In Canada schools, 6,689; officers and teach ers, 55,706; scholars, 528,329; to tal in Sunday Schools, 684,035. In Newfoundland and Labrador schools, 341; officers and teachers, 2,162; scholars, 22,817; total in Sunday School, 24,970. The foot ings show schools, 112,897; offi cers and teachers, 1,178,301; schol ars, 9,149,797; total in Sunday Schools, 10,328,298. The project te erect colossal equestrain statues to Gens. Grant and Lee, on Pinnacle Mountain, Cumberland Gap, is assuming definite shape. About $26,000 has It ii !t 9 I CO atreaay Deen suoscnoeu, anu uuoro i. i - i . A r.AM i!"B' unve uecu mwiiou uw prominent men all over the coun - try. One of the statues is to face North, the other South, and the foundation is to rest in the triangle formed by the boundary line of three States Kentucky .Tennessee and Virginia. . The plan originat ed with the patriotic and enter- Prising people of Middleborough Sorely Is a Mistake. BeTler Correspondence Macon Democrat. J. W. Plunkett, the genial clerk in Loomis' clothing store, is trying his hand in raising a garden in the way of industry. Pomp has made his mark. He was seen the other :.u .v- i A - 1 evening wu n m I , ? . I 7, T He should join the alliance and go I to farming. He wouid be a suc cess in raising" nubbins. Colman's Rural World says land are seeking good cattle with j which to supply the farmers their vicinity. LEDGrEE. $1.50 PER THE ENCAMPMENT. j jfjov. r ?wotm. . .am w Here A Letter to Hayor O. L. Ferris. .OUNG and old are getting in readi ness foir a gala time during En campment week. Every body will be here and will be entertained in a handsome manner. iLfvvs making arrange mants to take care of more people an they ever accommodated be fore, - restaurants and boarding houses are preparing for large crowds and private farxilies will extend a hearty welcome to their guests. The Encampment will be the event and everybody looks forward to a week of pleasure. It will also be a week of proftt as well, for all the soldiers and viiiitors will have to be fed and a great deal of provision will be required to do thiB. Among the many notables who will be present are Gov. Fran cis and his staff. These high of ficials will appear on the day of the m-eat ShamRnttln in fall rmonta! and will review the troooH on dress parade. This will be a si,?ht worth going many miles to witness and we predict that on that day, Fri day, July 11, there will be 25,000 visitors in the town. Mayor Ferris received the fol lowing letter frem the Governor to-day : To Mayor Ii. L. Ferris. Kexte6. Ha Executive Department, Jef ferson city, Mo., June 24. Sib: I am in receipt of yours of 19th ex tending an invitation from your City Council, to myself and staff, to attend the encampment at Mex ico on July 8-13. The stiff will be notified, and I shall take pleasure in visiting your city on that oc casion. Respectfully, David R. Francis. MISSOURI HONORED. E. W. Stephens Elected Presi dent of the National Edito rial Association. Boston, Mass., June 27. The National Editorial Convention, in session at the historic State House in Boston, to-day unanimoususly elected Mr. E. W. Stephens, of Columbia, Mo., as president of this association for the ensuing year. The honor thus conferred upon Missouri is unprecedented in the .history of the association, but it was largely dne to the fact of Mr. Stephens' well-known ability as a journalist te as an orator, and as a presiding officer. Mr. Stephene acknowledged the compliment in a brilliant little speech, which created great ap plause and made a good impression. The delegates were tendered a mag nificent banquet to-night at the American House, which was atten ded by the leading citizens and journalists of Boston. Col.Taylor, pt the Boston Globe, pretided MARTINSBURG MATTERS. Correspondence of the Ledger. Martinsburo, Mo., Jane 26. Sickness is reported on the in crease. Mr. Albert Martin and Jeff Cun ningham each had two fine horses killed by lightning last week, Mr. Caleb Martin bad two cows to go blind Tuesday night. Mr. T. Johnson, who recently moved here from MontgomeryCity, moved his family to Weilsville this week. quite a number of cur young people attended the party at Mr. James Brown's Monday night, given in honor of the cadets, Geo, Brown and his friend, Mr. Murray, from California. Married, at the home oi the bride. June 19. 1890. Miss Libbie Clutter and a Mr. Pettit, of Iowa, The happy pair left that night for their future home, Iowa. We, to- gether with a host of frisnds, wish them a long and happy life I ar a . jn-t 1 a monigomery, oi lexa-, oa jum 1 1 ... . ... i v e . l . i lauuea a lot ui oueop iui eauo 1 This is certainly headquarters lor Texas drift of all kinds. I Mr. Ed Davidson, of Auxvasee spent Monday in the burg. Oar Cltiaens Helped Her. From the Fulton So. A Mrs. Reynolds arrived here yesterday, with four children, in destitute condition. Her husband deserted her at Bowling Green and she followed him. The citizens of Mexico raised $7 to assist her on her way. She found her husband here and he promised to support the family. The Hannibal Journal truthfully says : The time of year has arri ved when dogs go mad and there is no telling at what time some rabid canine will come to the front and do inestimable damage. One human life is worth ten times more than all the dogs in Christendom. Kill the does, or at least muzzle them. . Prof. I J. Hicks has been re- elected by the School Board as of I superintendent of the colored pub lic school of this city. SI) 4J YEAR, IN ADVANCE. NO. 134 Mrs. Dr. McFall is visiting rela tives in Chicago. Mrs. Frank Schieffer is in the country visiting friends. Miss Nannie Hands, of Kansas City, is visiting friends in this city. Mrs. J. W. Willis, of this city, is the guest of friends in Clarks ville. ' Miss Mary Nelson left this after, noon for a tws weeks visit in H&a nibal. Col. Hutton left to-day lor Ran dolph Springs for a few days recre ation. Miss Anna Rendall, of St. Louis, is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Riley. ' Frank Fry, one of Perry's en ergetic merchants, was in the city Friday . xaaB.ern.man a. uoweil is in Centralia visiting his grand parents. Elder W. H. Hook is here from Bethany looking after his proper ty interests. Mrs. Glover, ot Mt. Sevier, Ky., is visiting her nephew, J. T. Nel son, of this city. - T. J. Allen, of Montgomery, now occupies the first chair as barber in Pitts' barber shop. Mrs. Vallandinghan, of Monroe county, is visiting her sister, Mrs. J. D. Pratt, for a few days. Mrs. M. E. Lasley, whe has been visiting in the city, left this afternoon for her home, Paris. Miss Carrie Lackland has re- turned from a mnnth s visit to Miss Pearl Mitchell in Calumbia. Misb Medora Carson has return ed to her home in Marshall after a pleasant visit to friends in this city. Mrs. Dr. Lannius, of St. Louis, after a pleasant visit to her sister, Mrs. E. D. Graham, returned home to-day. J. N. Cross' school at Maple Grove closed Thursday night with an entertainment which was well attended. Mrs. Grace Beagles, of this county, has been visiting the fam ily of her father, John Hinman, at Centralia. The Moberly Headlight says; R. S. Steele, of Mexico, was in the city last night, and left to-day for Keytesville Mrs. Lizzie Marmaduke-Hicks left last night for Kansas City to visit her brother, Jno. S. Manna duke, and wife. Mrs. C. R. Berry and daughter, Miss Lizzie Armistead, are at Ash land, Boone county, the guests of Mrs. A. M. Roth well. Miss Lizzie Hatch, an accom plished young lady of St. Louis, arrived to-day and will be the guest of her friend, Miss Bessie Emmons. Col. Wm. Barre, of Washington, Pa., is visiting his sons in this county. Mr. Barre called to see us to-day and renewed the G. R. W. covenant with R. S. Turner, of the "Temple of Economy" store, has brought his trotting horse from KansasCity to the Mexico track and placed him in charge of Wea Dingman. 9 w . Green Hopkins, of Thompson got too hilarious at a dance the . 1 t . 1 A V 1 . otner nignt in mat neiguuurneuu, and to-day was fined one dollar and costs for disturbing the peace. The mayor of Jefferson City has issued an order to muzzle all dogs in that town for a period of sixty days. The order says if they are not muzzled policemen are to kill them. Miss Mazie Gibson, an accom plished and popular society young lady of St. Louis, arrived this af ternoon and will be the guest of her friend, Miss Julia Ross, for few days. A new iron bridge is being built jver Young's Creek, at John G. Wilfley's, by the St. Louis Bridge and Iron Company, under the su pervision of County .Bridge Com missioner Rodgers. The Sam Jones camp meeting at Moberly has been postponed until July 18. Sam writes to Bro. Whit- ten and says he is broke down, but will be sure to be on hand on the above mentioned date. The best four points in a dairy cow are her teats. Get these all right as to size, shape, position and working power, and you need not lose sleep over the shape of her horns, the color of her tongue or size ot her tail. A letter received at this office to-day from Maj.H. A. RicketU, dated Colorado Springs, Colo., conveys the welcome intelligence that Mrs. RicketU U much improv ed in health. Maj. RicketU and family will be home in a few days. Squire Divers, the negro who narrowly escaped lynching at the hands of an infuriated mob in Boone county last fall for attempt ed assault on a young lady on Cedar Creek, and who was brought to jail here under the cover of darkness, has been given eight years in the pen. Ho has been in jail at St. Louis. A Clean-Eapeg i; The LEDGER, la pre-eminently anuaily paper. It is ormservanvo ana pur u wo. Nothing of an unclean nature ,.u ever gets into its oolnmna. The TiTTwra has the largest , Circulation of any paper in the county. " : MISSOURI SOT BO BAD. . Still There Are a Great Many Children Oat of the San- , .. lay Schools. ..... At the Sunday School Conven tion at Pittaburg, Mr. N. D. Thur mond, of Fulton, reported for Mis souri. He caused considerable merriment by stating that some of the other States had done a good: deal of blowing in their reports bat what he had to lay would t bo solid truth. The idea that Mis-, souri is a very unsafe place to live In, is erroneous; all the train rob.- bers are either in the penitentiary: or pardoned, and the Bald Knob- bers have all been hanged. , There are 80 odd border counties in the . State, of which. 60 odd are. pro. hibibon district. If it wasn't, for the bordering States, Missouri would be a region of bliss; Of the 115 counties in the Bute, 97 are ' organized in the Sunday school ! work. Sixty-five were organized previous to June 1, 1889, and 82 since. It is thought the remaining 18 counties will be organised by. the time the State convention , meeta on August 14. Forty dele-r gates from Missouri were at the, convention yesterday, and 10 more are expected to arrive to-day. In Missouri there are more children out of the Sunday schools than in any other State. There are 865, 1 000 children of school age, and ' only 278,000 attend Sabbath school. ' Seventy-five thousand more ohil dren now attend Sabbath school than a year ago. The State Son- day School Union was organised in 1866, and at the next conven tion, to be held at Sedalia, its "silver wedding" will be celebrat-' ed. Last year $3,000 was collected for propagating the work, and $600'. still remains in the treasury. -Ti illustrate the great interest taken in the work, the speaker instanced; a meeting of business men sA 8fc Louis, September 25, 1889, at j which 92,200 was subscribed to the work. The 40 Missouri delegates cheered loudly when he said he ; hoped the next International con- vention would be held at St. Louis. 1 A Card of TlvaiikB. ; .-,1 The "King's Daughters" wish to return thanks to Miss Belle Mer- , ns and the other young ladies, also f to the gentlemen who so kindly assisted in their entertainment " ' For special favors from Houston c it Trimble, the "Famous," E. 8.' Wilson and J. F. Griffee, also to' the Ledger and Intelligencer tor' their many kindly notices and ' encouragements, and last, but not least, to the draymen who so kind ly favored us in the hauling. ' ' Linxie Allison, Secretary. - a The Fourth at the M. 8. U. The Ledger has received an in vitation from the Missouri State University at Columbia to attend 1 the semi-centennial celebration on : July 4. The committee on invi-' tation is composed of Messrs. C. B. 3 Rollins, R. L. Todd, Odin Guitar,4 Squire Turner, R. B. Pnoe, A. W. ' McAIester, E. W. Stephens, J. 8. ' Clarkson, J. G. Babe, W. T. Lev 1 noirandT. J. Lowrey. Arrange- -ments are complete for a very ap- propriate celebration. Rla.ns'htAr Hanta Rnrnexl. H. Coroner's slaughter bouse in the northeast part of the city was burned late last Thursday night. It ' is thought the building caught on nre by sparks blowing rrom a nre -where some of his employes had a 3 smoke to keep off the flies and " other insects. Several hundred ' dollars worth of hides were burned ' and in all, occasioned a loss of about $500. No insurance. mm ., mi hiiim iiiiia.niiin.aw The Mexico Browns will cross , bats with the St. Louis Browns Reserves July 4 and 5. There are ; three games to be played, two on ; the Fourth of Jnly and one on the t 5th. Mexico has secured for that occasion a piofessional catcher, . one who has played with the 8t. Louis Browns. AS the very best players are in the field on both sides it will be an interesting game. ' Settled. G. D. Ferris, of Mexico, Mo.,. ' has sued V. P. Moore, of that dtr ' for $5,000 damages for "sniping" him. Bowling Green Timet. The matter has been amicably adjusted. Mr. Moore promised Mr. Ferris he would give him a - ntna atrtna tit fiah anmatima if h .'. would withdraw the suit. 8ee advertisement in this issue ' of the great auction sale of valuable ' town loU in Mexico on Thursday, Jnly 10, by Lakenan - dc Barnes. There are 60 beautiful residence loU. each 00x145 feet,30 feet longer ' than the usual length. Do not miss this sale. J Sam Morris received a watch from Germany tne otner say which U over one hundred years . old. It is a curiosity and is an . old heir loom ot the Merris family. Sam U very proud oi it and says , no money could buy it. The Chariton Courier says : B. , F. Puree 11, formerly of near Indian Grove, now in the grocery busi ness at Mexico, Mo., was up last , week to visit his fsoily who ara stmUvijMtlMtezjk f'