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Will Commence Shortly. Jt will be a Good One! f DON'T MISS IT. Sample Copy Free. Blaine Is not expected to live neither is the Republican party. Montgomery City ia coming to the front. It is to be lighted by electricity. Callaway County ia going to have an exhibit at the St.. Louis Exposition. What's tbe matter with Audrain? Hon. W. H. Kknnan has a rous ing good letter in the Columbia Herald, this week in reference to the ex-Confederate Home. It is taid that Congressman William L. Wilson is to receive $4,000 a year for editing the tariff reform department of the St. Louis Republic. Thk outlook for the two Mexico Colleges was never better. The prospects now are that both schools will be crowded during the next aeaaou. - Thb camping party next week will be the social event of the sea son. A royal good time is antici pated. Ths Troy Free-Press is thirteen years old aad improves with age. It ia one of the newsiest and best printed papers in the State. The Mexico Fire Company is doing some good practicing and will be in shape to carry off the priies at St. Charles and to fight a fire in a creditable manner. Ex-County Judge J. A. Guth bii is in hearty accord with the Ledger in its movement to have Audrain's advantages presented to the outside world in a proper man ner. "The Daughters of the Confed eracy" in Mexico will be a success. Miss Belle Morris is president of the organization and the Mexico ladies are all ging to assist in the good work. The Linneus Bulletin, speaking of the Mexico Fair, says : We have a handsome catalogue of the Mexico Fair, printed by the Mex ico Ledger in its usual inimitable style. The Fair begins August 3rd and continues 6 days. It is to be one of the best in the State. . The F. & L. U. investigating committee, composed of S. O. Graham, W. T. Lott and G. N. Wales, will likely meet in Mexico Borne time next week and prepare its report to be made to the Coun ty Wheel, which meets the last of this month. There are some dead-beats in Mexico professional dead-beats who expect to make a living with out paying any of their debts. This is rather a cool summer, but we 'know some people who are going to have to go north or be warmed np rather shortly. The Fulton Sun, speaking about the Mexico Fair, says:. J. A. Glandon sends us a programme ol the Audrain County Fair. The premiums are liberal, the associa tion is in the circuit, and the indi cations are that a good fair vnll be held. The programme is a nice job fo work, executed by the Ledger. Laddonia ought to have a mill and the Herald, speaking of this matter, says: "The farmers are beginning to talk up a mill for Laddonia. We know of a number who will give $100 each. Show us the man who is looking for a tip top location for a good Souring mill." The Troy Free Press, speaking of the Mexico Fair, says : "We have received a premium list of the Mexico Fair, commencing Aug. 3rd and continuing 6 days. The catalogues were printed .at the Ledge office, and' is the first class . work that it always turns out. - Mexico has one of the best fairs in the 8tate. The Herman, Mo., Ledger, speaking of the Mexico Fair, says : We ate under obligations to the Mexico Ledges lor a copy of the Audrain county fair premium list. It ia printed in the Ledger's best style, which makes it an excellent job, as a matter of course. The fur begins the 3rd day of August and continues during the week. The premiums offered by this as sociation this year amount to the immense sum of $15,000. Of this sum $10,000 is for speed." The St. Louis Chronicle, . speak ing of the Missouri farmers, says: The farmers of Missouri as a class are prosperous, and it is only the lecturing demagogue who travels through the State that knows any thing about the oppression of the farming population. : While it is true that fanners are compelled sometimes to yoke up with a mort gage, still in a majority of cases, it represent a commercial transac tion that means profit ultimately. Thus Che farmer is following a bus mesa policy in keeping with ; the city business man, who simply borrows money on a mortgage be cause he realises that it Is the channel through which he will en rich himself unless unexpected misfortune pomes to him No, the Missouri farmer is not retrograd lag. He is progressing, and he will reseat the insult of the shift lees croakers. ' R. M. WHITE, Editor and VOL. XXXIII. MEXICO'S OUTING. Tbe Young: People of Mexico to Spend a Pleasant Week Fishing and Hunting. The Mexico young people leave next Monday with their chaperons, pickles, etc., for their second an nual camping-out excursion, which is located in Monroe county, one mile east of Santa Fe, on the south fork of Salt River. This is a love ly location for a camp ground, be ing surrounded by beautiful scene ry, fine fishing water, plenty of room for a lawn tennis court, etc. Among those who will attend the meeting are as follows : Mr. and Mrs. Geo. A. Morris, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Davis, Mr. and Mrs. F. Sanford, Mr. and Mrs. G. D. Ferris, Mr. and Mrs. Cook ; Misses Annie Spence, Mattie Spence, Polly Bryan, Mamie Morris, Allie Mor- ris, Minnie KODaras, rseuian sv u- liams, Lena Williams, Minnie Frost, Julia Ross, Willie Potts, Sadie Pollock, Louella Atchison, Mary Nelson, Annie Patterson, Minnie Fleet, Katie Ferris, Jennie Hitt, Hattie Gantt, Lida Bloom, Emma Hiner, Bessie Lackland, Flora Ringo, Carrie Sproul, Mil dred Buckner, Lena Johnson, Lutie Cave; Messrs. Dr. Rodes, Frank Jesse, Otis Purdy, Austin Smith, B. W. Torreyson, J. C. Wilkins, Charlie Wade, Dr. T. J. Turner, Aylet Whitney, Elon Dearing, Harry Atchison, Bob Morris, Geo. Morris, Jr., J. G. Trimble, Bob Worrell, Lee Crad- dock, Dr. Morris Pearson, George Pearson, Percy Hord, Roy Macfar lane, C. D. Rodgers, Gus Pasqueth and W. W. Johnson. The party will remain in camp for five days. Edwards and Gra ham will take several photographs of the entire party. The time will be spent in fishing, hunting, cro quet and lawn tennis playing and out-of-door sports of all kind. A royal good time is anticipated, and we are sure that many present will have a better time than a majority of the folks who go up north and spend hundreds of dollars for out ing. As we understand, this camp ing party is going to form a perma nent organization, and will have a camping out at least once, and perhaps twice every year. Politeness. A boy who is polite to father and mother is likely to be polite to everybody else. A boy lacking politeness to his parents may have the semblance of courtesy, but is never truly polite in spirit, and is in danger, as he becomes familiar, of betraying his real want ol cour tesy. We are all in danger of liv ing too much for the . outside world, for the impression which we make m society, coveting the good opinion of others and caring too little for the good opinion of those who are in a sense a part of ourselves, and who will continue to sustain a special interest in us, notwithstanding these defects of deportment and character. We say to every boy and to every girl, cultivate the habit of courtesy and propriety at home in the kitchen as well as in the parlor and you will be sure in other places to de port yourself in a becoming and attractive manner. The Mexico Fire Company is making arrangements to attend the tournament in St. Charles. Chief Pratt will see that the company practices at least three times a week. We trust they will carry off the prize at St. Charles; wheth er they do er not, they need the practice and we are glad to see all the members of the company are enthusiastic in this matter. A fire man who is not enthusiastic is not fit to be a jnember of the company. Coffee Barons. From tbeHamllton Newa-Uraphlc. The 'Farmers' Alliance in Au drain county has adopted a resolu tion to the effect that each mem ber of the organization pledges himself to quit using coffee after January 1, 1892, unless the price is reduced in the meantime. This is one way to bring the coffee ba rons to justice. A Good Town. From tbe Centrall Guard. Bob White, the wide-awake and irrepressible editor of the Mexico Ledger, came ud to witness- the opening of our new bank on Tues day last, and seemed highly pleas ed with the surroundings. . He was surprised at the evidences of en terprise and prosperity visible on all sides, and thought that Centra lis was coming to the front. . If it costs twelve dollars an acre to raise wheat and pay for seed, plowing, harrowing, sowing, roll ing, reaping, threshing, carrying to the railroad and paying the com mission merchant; - and a man makes no more than twelve bush els to the acre and gets for his crop one dollar a . bushel, he is working at a loss. This is self evident. .Rural World, A couple applied for wedding license in Mexico on Tuesday and were refused by County Recorder J. H. Minor. The lady was of age but the gentleman was not old enough and will have to have the permission of his parents before he can get a license under the law. MEXICO Proprietor. Bound the Earth by Steam. From tbe Now York Herald. This little planet, is about 24,000 miles in circumference, and within a score of years, we shall probably be able to make over 20,000 miles of the journey in a palace car. We shall start, say from Boston, and follow the sue to San Francisco. There we will be switched off on the line which will run through British Columbia to some port in Alaska a line which even as conservative a railroad man as Charles Francis Adams prophesies will be In opera tion before the baby who is now cutting his first tooth celebrates his 21st birthday, At Alaska we shall take a short trip by water and reach the eastern terminus of the Siberian railway in a few hours. From that point we shall skirt the northern boundaries of China and India, just graze Afghanistan, ' and entering Russia in Europe stop over at St. Petersburg for a night's rest. Then will come Berlin, Paris and London. The czar is pushing the Siberian railway with great vigor. Half the distance to the Pacific has already ben covered. When paying mines are developed in Alaska, as they will be, we shall connect that terri tory to the states by the continuous whistle of locomotives. With these two lineB in operation we can do the 21,000 miles with ease and com fort and the other 3,000 across the Atlantic by steamer in five clays, or possibly less. That is something to look forward to. - A WORTHY MOVE. j Permanent Organization of the Daughters of the Confed eracy With Bliss Belle Morris President. I ft answer to a call made by Miss Belle Morris the following ladies met at the Ringo parlors Thursday afternoon to organize "The Daugh ters of the Confederacy": Mrs. Fleet and daughter, Miss Minnie, Mrs.Robert Steele.Mrs. W.I. Paul, Miss Potts, Mrs. Sanford, Mrs. W. F. Reed, Mrs. H. Reed, Mrs. Ready, Mrs. L. B. Morris, Mrs. Conway, Mrs. Kretehmar, Mrs. G. A. Morris and daughters, Mrs. Patterson and Mrs. R. M. White. Miss Belle Morris stated the object of the meeting, after which the following officers were elected: Miss B. Morris, President; Mrs. R. M. White, First Vice-President; Mrs. Bryan, Second Vice-Presi dent; Mrs. Clay, Corresponding Secretary; Mrs. Yancey, Record ing Secretary, and Miss Sarah Pol lock, Treasurer. The first regular meeting will be held at the Ringo parlors at 4 p. m. on the first Sat urday in August, when a full at tendance of the members and those who wish to join is requested to be present. The work of the Mexico organization will be to furnish and keep up one room at the ex-Con federate Home at Higginsville. The membership fee is placed at 50 cents and the annual dues at 50 cents. The membership fees of honorary members is placed at $1 with annual fees at $1. The gen tlemen of Mexico, who take an in terest in this cause should all put in application for honorary mem bership. At the proper time dur ing the summer this organization will give an entertainment which we are sure will De a success. We trust that at tbe next meeting there will be a large addi uon to the membership of tbe or ganization. A Mexico real estate man and a Mexico newspaper man came very near having" a duel yesterday, Each one of the parties had one no tion to fight and a thousand notions to run away. There was no, fight, Mrs. J. D. Garrard, of Boone county, and Mrs. C. M. Davidson, Mrs. Kate Brennan and Miss Kate Brennan, of Lexington, Ky., and Miss Jennie Wyatt, of St. Joseph, Mo., are in the city on a visit to Mrs. J. W. Howell. The hand of time deals lightly with a woman in perfect health. But all func tional derangements and dis orders peculiar to women leave their mark. You needn't have them. Dr. Pierce's Fa vorite Prescription comes to your rescue as no other medi cine can. It cures them. For periodical pains, prolapsus and other displacements, bearing down sensations, and all " fe male complaints " and weak- nesses, it is a positive remedy. It is a powerful, restorative tonic ana nervine, imparting strength to the whole system in general, and to the uterine,' organs and appendages in par ticular. It keeps years from your face and figure but adds years to your life. It's gmr emteed to give satisfaction in every case. If it doesn't your money is returned. To Our Pride in the Past end Our MEXICO, MISSOXTBIiTHIJRJUI. 161891. THE REVISED ORDINANCES. Judge Hngbes Benders a Decis ion Which Declares the New City Ordinances Not in ; Force. Judge Hughes has rendered the following opinion regarding the validity of the revised ordinances of this city: The first question presented is as to the validity of chapter 15 and chapter 31 of the revised ordinances of the city of Mexioo.1891. Section Tjat article 1 of the charter of Mexico provides that all ordinances, orders and resolutions, before such shall be in force, shall be signed by the Mayor or other person acting as such at the time and published and duly recorded in a substantial book to be provided for that pur pose; section 31 of article 6 pro vides that all ordinances shall be passed pursuant to such rules and regulations of the board of the City Council as that body shall provide and shall be published in thirty days thereafter in some newspaper published in the city ef Mexico, and shall not be in force until so published. Section 1 of article 5 provides that the Mayor, or in his absence the chairman pro tern. shall preside at all meetings of the City Council and shall have a cast ing vote when the Council shall be equally divided, and none other shall sign all bills before they shall become "ordinances, etc. . Under these sections of the charter no ordinance would be valid, without its firBt being signed by the Mayor proper or pro tempore, recorded and published within thirty days after its passage in some newspaper pub lished in tbe city of Mexico. J&x partee William Bedell, 20 Mo. Ap peal, page 125. These three things, signing by tbe Mayor proper or pro tempore, recording and publish ing, are essential to the validity of every new ordinance. It is not necessary that an ordirance passed before the revision and merely con tinued in force and which has once been signed, recorded and publish ed, should again be recorded and published, but it should be signed by the proper officer. It is admit ted by the parties that chapter 15 and chapter 31 of rec ord 1891 are entirely new and hence must have been signed, recorded and published as requir ed by the charter, before they were in force. It is agreed by the parties that chapter 15 was passed, and signed by the Mayor on .the 23d of Febru ary, 1891, and that the same was published in the Mexico InteUtqen- cer on the 3d day of April, 1891. Here is a plain iailure to publish within thirty days after its pas sage and consequently under the charter, chapter 15 is not in force. Chapter 61 (also a new ordinance) was not recorded at all or publish ed within thirty days after its pas sage and it is also not in force. The result is, that chapter 11 of Revised Ordinances, 1883, is now in force. But, it is contended that Sections 23 and 24, Art. 11, Revised Ordinances, 1883, are invalid be cause they do not except from the operation of the ordinance one who has been threatened with great bodily harm, etc., and consequent ly does net conform to the State law "as now provided by Sec tion 1902, Revised Statutes, 1889. This very question was be fore the Court of Appeals in City of Linneus vs. Dusky(19 Mo. App.) and it was there ruled such an or dinance was in harmony with the State law. It is therefore ordered that the prisoner being detained in custody by virtue of tbe fanal judgment ol a competent court of civil jurisdic tion, be remanded to the custody of W. R. Kemp, Marshal of the City of Mexico. Hi. M. hughes. Judge. Third Judicial Circuit. A GOOD IDEA. Audrain County Should be to the Front at Home and in St. lVrals. To the Editor of the Ledger. Mexico, Mo., July 8. I notice in your Issue of this date that you are in favor of Audrain making display of- her products at the St. Louis fair this fall. Why not every citizen of the county favoring worthy enterprise of this kind brine a sample of the best of his erop, timber, stone, coal, clay, minerals of any and every kind found in the county in fact, some thing of all of our products to our county fair, and make as grand a display as possible during our fair. Then turn this display over to the managers or fair directors to be forwarded to St. Louis, and such articles added at the time as will not keep until then. And in order to interest the citizens ia this I would favor a special premium of sou, ii it cannot do given omer wise, the money to be distributed among the donors of tbe articles to this object; and I am ready to donate something for this object or money to carry it out as a county enterprise. J.A. Uuthiuk. "J. C. R., Rush Hill, Mo L Will you give some information of the first Grand Army post, by whom and when was it organized? 2. Has tbe Grand Army of tbe Republic ever held a national re union in Michigan? 1. The first Grand Army post was the Decatur Post, of Decatur 111. It became "an organization April 6, 18G6. It had twelve char ter members. J. he charter was issued by Dr. B. F. Stephenson founder of the order. 2. No. It will meet in Detroit, Mich., for the first time August Z to 8 inclusive, of the present year. Just Like Ours. Our Fourth of July celebration was "out of Bight." Perry Enter- true. So was ours. - WEEILT Hops for tin Future, Let Us Aid Vigorous Work In th Living Present. N0LAND SENTENCED. The Defaulting; Ex-Treasurer Gets Two Years. He Takes HU Sentence Calmly notion For a Hew Trial filedThe Ver- ' diet go Surprise. Special Dispatch to the Ledger. . - Jeffeesos Citt, July 1L At 9 o'clock this morning tbe jury in the Noland case returned a virdicb of guilty and fixed the punishment of the defaulting ex-State Treasurer at two years in the penitentiary. The counsel for defense will at once file a motion ibr a new trial. No land apparently takes his sentence very calmly and has nothing to say. he case will doubtless eventually go to the Supreme Court. The trial attracted very little local attention. he State made no attempt to bring poker playing into the trial, atid brought in no evidence to prove fraudulent intent, the whole of the evidence being technical testimony to prove that Noland's books were not right, and that there was a shortage. THE CONVICTING EVIDENCE. Following is an abstract of the wise the State made out against No- land, lie confessed his shortage to a number of people about the time he tendered his resignation, as testi fied to by State Auditor Seibert, by HiUgene W llkerson. Chief Clerk un der Noland, and by T. M. Brad bury, a clerk in the office. Mr. VV llkerson testified that the cash in the treasury was over $11.0" JO short on the day of Mr. Noland's suspen sion and the officers of different banks in which the State funds were deposited testified to discrepancies between the amounts credited to their banks on the State's check register and "the amounts paid on the checks. This portion of the evidence against the ex-State Treas urer was best presented by F. E. Marshall, a national bank examiner, and a member of the committee ap pointed to examine the Treasury Department. The committee found discrepancies in the accounts with bunks as follows : Union National Bank of Kansas Citv. $7,408.50: First National Bank 6f KansasCitv. $1,000; FirstNationalBank of Jeffer son City, $90 ; State Bank of Kan sas City, $4,109.32 ; Franklin Bank of St. . Louis. $8,299.87. These amounts, with the shortage in tbe cash, made the total deficiency foot up $32,745.69. CHECKS RAISED. The committee found that checks had been raised for large amounts and otherwise tampered with, and several checks had never been en tered on the book. This testimony was corroborated by W. H. Chick, V.ice-Pre3ident of the National Bank of Kansas City, who was also a member of the Examining Com mittee. Six of the jurors who brought in the verdict of guilty were Demo crats and six Republicans. It is reported that tbe lurr stood nine for conviction on the first bal lot. LATE NEWS ITEMS. People who ought to know de nounce the alleged scheme to hold wheat off the market as a Chicago 8eeculative absurdity. The Itata affair, it is feared in some quarters, may yet get the United States into a serious mess. San Antonio, Texas, had a 106 degrees yesterday. The Missouri School Book Com mission organized at Jefferson City yesterday. Uiuef iuowa and his son were killed in a fight with officers in Cal ifornia yesterday. A complete jury has been found in the Noland case, and the opening statement made. Near Hot Springs, Art., the corpse of an unknown man, with the throat cut, was found. Ignatius Donnelly was rebuffed in the organization of a People's Party in Minnesota. Ex-Vice-President Hannibal Ham lin was buried at Bangor, Me., with impressive ceremonies. . Richard T. Breese, a Kansas City law clerk, and some thousands of dollars of his employers' securities are missing. ; John Wanamaker and several other prominent Philadelphians have been called upon to testify be fore the Council's Committee Fri day. Citizen George Francis Train landed in New York and n speed ing westward to Puget Sound. His arouuil-the-world trip will take him sixty-two days, instead of fifty-five as he had attempted. The body oi Harris Smiter, oue of the four men electrocuted in Sing Sing, arrived in New York. The face was frightfully burned, presenting the appearanee of hav ing been broiled. The officials con tinue to assert that death was pain less. All the New York newsna- rs denounce Warden Brown's treatment of reporters. y: " ,rv 1 Mexico needs a new Union De jkot and needs it badly. 1 A PLEASANT EVENING. Miss Mamie Beagan and Miss .. Nellie Crockett Entertain to a Queen's Taste. It has always been the Bcribe's for tune to enjoy filling an invitation to take tea with friends anywere and at any time.and the response Thurs day evening to the kind invitation of Miss Mamie Reagan Was ". by no means a variation to this strict rule. The pleasant weather and good roaefs made the drive out to Miss Reagan's home, five mileB south of town, in company with a jolly crowd of young folks, very entrancing; but this was far surpass ed for enjoyment when we reached our destination, tor awaiting the hungry . . pleasure-seekers ' was a sumptuous hot fried-chicken sup per, presided over by the genial and pleasant Reagan family, every member of it being entertainers. After partaking of the many good things to our 'heart's' content, aad spending a good time discussing the topics of the day, to-wit : "Is religion religious," "Does chicken gizzards beautify," and other im portant questions, the guests took their departure for the lawn party given at the residence of Mr. Crock ett in honor of his daughter's birthday. Here the pleasures of the evening were continued and the spacious lawn, decorated with pretty girls and homely gentle men, was a splendid spectacle, and a large number were there to enjoy it. The guests were favored with music, both vocal and instru mental, and also elocutionary en deavors which were good." It was a late hour before the crowd real ized it was lime to leave, and on departing felt that the evening was truly one to be remember by all as a most delightful one. GOOD CROP PROSPECTS. The large fields of fine corn in this section of the county could not j help but be noted. If the present seasonable weather is continued the crop will simply be phenomenal, and as the wheat and other farm products are so bountiful this year the tillers of the soil are in the beet of spirits and predict that times will be exceedingly good this fall and they will have money to thrown at the birds. The ' farmers have their corn in this vicinity about all laid by and it looks as clean and neat as a pin. Weight of Money. From the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Do you know how many 11 bills it takes to weigh as . much as a $20 gold piece. Driving out. to White Bear recently one of those walking compediums of useful information sprung the above query and the opinions that it elicited show a re markable range. One member of the party, whose business it is to handle money in large sums, after profound thought, suggested that the number would be from 1,000 to $1,200. Others guessed down the line to 500, but no one less than that number. After all had placed themselves on record, the compen dium stated that it was thiny or thirty-one, according to their con dition as to dirtiness and age. He could just as well have based his calculations on $10 bills, but the man who was giving them a weigh preferred to make the test with a smaller denomination. The Queen of All. Jersey cows are par excellence buUermakers. Judged by tested records, they stand unrivalled but tei makers. The milk of no other cow is so rich in butter fats. No other milk yields so large a per centage of cream. In no other milk are the butter globules so large; as a consequence, no other milk throws up its cream so readily or so completely, and no other cream churns so readily or loses so little butter in the buttermilk. Unless it be the Guernsey, no bleed makes butter naturally of so rich a golden hue the year 'round as the Jersey. It no more needs coloring than the lilv needs painting. Zio breed makes butter of' such delicious aroma or so rich a nutty flavor For quantity and quality, therefore as a butter cow she stands absolutely without a rival. Bingo's Folding Bed. John Umstead has nearly com pleted one of Birt Ringo's patent folding beds, which will Be sent to Ottum wa; Iowa, as a pattern. For the present the different parts of the bed will be made in a manu factory in that city and shipped here to be put together and finish ed up. Mr. Umstead says it is the best folding bed made and he thinks will take the place of all others. -It is believed Mr. Ringo has a fortune in his patent. We hope so, at least. As predicted, the arm of woman found in a meadow near Fulton, was buried there by medical student, Mr. Charles after he had dissected it. It had been disinterred by the dogs. - Rumor says that a couple of young ladies of this city to-day pur chased a cow hide and are going to use it very shortly, and are going to use it on a man, too. Misses Fannie Gentry, Tapley and Gillie, after a pleasant visit to friends here, left for Vandalia Fri day. EBiEE. $1.50 PER 0DX TO THE WIT TXATEXX P0IT. . IS HIS, HKB OB ITS OWN 8TJXB. . O, slipshod muse, upon strlnghalt Pegasus, Sidewiae or otherwise, we know not, why harass ns With thy wet walling? O, alas na. Like your moist rain you patter drop by drop, And like your clouds'rush round but . do not stop," And like your slush you rather ever- slop. . ... s On everything tornado.baae ball, 4th of July, Things commonplace or otherwise, "far and nigh," i Till like your "far and wide" rocket, you fizz but do not fly. j O, machine-made bard, O, F. E, B.-ru-; ary thaw in Jane, Freeze up, dry out, or Journey to the moon And rest yourself and . us, especially the latter, soon. Maybe to some thou seemest still a poet; We think the following lines the best you ever wro-et, They fill an aching void within, hence we quo-et: 'Only pause and give ns a rest, We think that would be for the beet And cause joy to fill every breast." ' RUBBER HIPS. They are the Successors of the Bustle With New York Women. . From the New York Herald. Although the bustle has been doomed and has sunk into obscuri ty, yet womenkind is not satisfied, and a makeshift is in sight, or rather, it is in use and not in sight. It has taken the form this time of artificially developed hips. It is the same old bnsJe that has reappeared, but it is cut in two, and the two halves moved around on each side. A lady who knows all about such things told me. She had one on herself, and when commented on her increased ro bustness she laughed, blushed, patted her hips and said: "It's not me, its rubber. False hips are the latest craze, and one that that is becoming popular with wonderful rapidity. The pads are made of inflated rubber bags. They are not so inconvenient as toe old time bustle and not much more of nuisance to wear. Go down Fifth Avenue any day and you will be surprised at the number of remark ably broad-hipped women you will meet" "Why do they Jo it?'' "Oh, the great advantage to be gained in appearance is the smaller ook it gives to the waist. I don't thin! there is any other reason. That's quite enough for any woman. The fashion has its seri ous drawbacks, too. Sometimes the pads slip around and the effect is unpleasant. Again, too, I am always in fear that a pin will puncture one ot the things, and that one side of me will go off with loud report. You can imagine how lop-sided one would look af ter such an accident. It's horri ble to think of." . RECEIPTS ASD EXPENDITUEES of the MEXICO CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT, for the Year Ending June 30, 1891. RECEIPTS. Amount of monev on hand Jul-r 1.1890. J 1.M9 37 Amount received (or tuition ( 607 w Amount received from publie funds.-. S,t68 00 Amount realized from local taxation... 9,ns Amount realized Irein railroad tax.... 1,101 as Total receipts. Il5,2ul 11 - EXPENDITURES. Amount paid for teachers' wages v vtiz w amount paia to aumn of ficers Amount paid to janitors Amount paid for repairs and Improvements Amount paid for furniture and apparatus Amount paid for other tnct- loo 00 640 in 7g 73. 125 76 98 S3 oentais Amount nald on bonded in debtedness 1,000 OS Amount paid for Interest on bonds... 300 00 Amount paid (or library...... 10 00 Total expenditures...... . $12,895 21 Balance on hand July 1. . low 2,395 90 Rate ot taxation for all school purposes lor the year, u cents The present indebtedness of the district is a bonded indebtedness of $4,000, payable 11,000 per year, Jno. J. Btekxx, Pres, A. S. Houston, Seti'y. M. A. Corner, son of W. I. Cor ner, of this city, writes home from Colfax that the wheat crop through out the State of Washington is ex tra heavy. In Whitman county wheat will average 60 bushels to the acre. All kinds of cereals am1 fruits are grown in that country, bat corn is rarely cultivated. They do not irrigate. I Vacancy Filled. Special Dtapatca to the Ledger. Cents a li a. Mo., July 10. At meeting ot the public: school board last night Miss Dora Iiams, of Co lumbia, was chosen to fill tbe va cancy caused by the resignation of Miss Harvey, of Kirksville. PPM is Used in Millions of Homes 40 Years tie Standard YEAR, IN ADVANCE. NO. 15. THE EDWARDS HEIRS. Claimants to an Estate Valued at 9400,000,000 Meet in Washington.- WA8HISGTOW, D. C, July 9. In response to a call issued by Bernard Chancellor, of Baltimore, nearly forty ladies and gentlemen interest ed in the Robert Edwards claim as sembled in one of the parlors of the National Hotel in this city to-day- The heirs of Robert Edwards claim that they .are entitled by right and justice to some sixty acres ot land in the very, heart of New York City, and also to all the ground upon which the City of Troy, N. n now stands. It is asserted that Edwards owned alt this real estate in tbe year ot 1700, and leased it for a term of ninety-nine years, and that the said lease having now expired, the proper ty should revert to his descendants. The meeting held here to-day was tor the purpose of arranging a plan whereby the- heirs of Robert Ed wards might gain possession of the property referred to, the present val ue of which reaches tbe enormous figure of $400,000,000. The ma jority of these came from tbe neigh boring States ot Maryland, Virginia and Vest Virginia. These heirs met at 11 o'clock, and were called to or der by Bernard Chancellor. Dr. C. W. Chancellor, of Baltimore, was made Chairman, and thanked those present f or conferring upon Lira the honor ot presiding over a meeting representing a $100,000,000 estate. . W. Worsley, of Leesburg, Va., was chosen Secretary ; Mr. Edwards, of West Point, Va-, vice-Presideut, and W. II. II. Raleigh, of Maryland, assistant Secretary. ' Mr. Chancellor made a motion, which was carried, whereby all pres ent were made to enroll their name, and state through what relationship they claimed, or who they represent- He stated that they were pres ent to vfcork together, to help one another in establishing the claim to the Robert Edwards estate. He wanted everybody who had a claim or a right to a claim to be present. Judge Fuller, of New York, who is attorney for the Louisville, Illi nois and Canadian claimants, num bering 200 or more, then addressed the gathering. He said that he had showed that the other plans were not as practical as that suggested by him. He had discovered a jeal ousy among those managing the case, which was all wrong, and would surely work disastrously to their common cause. One would conceal things from the other. He urged that it was a common cause, and . they should work together. The result had been that all papers among the New York attorneys had been placed in his hands. He stat ed that their efforts for fifteen years had been directed to ascertain who the heirs were. It was finally agreed to call on all others in the West, and, in fact, throughout the - country, claiming to be descendants of Robert Ed- wards.to unite with thorn in solving the question of the existence of such an estate, and other facts relating to the alleged lease. They intend to place the entire case in the hands of chief attorney, as suggested by Judge Fuller, so that aU jealousies might be cast aside and a free com munication ot facts be established as they may be discovered.' It is said that there are a number- of Robert Edwards' descendants in the West, ancl it is hoped that they will communicate freely with the East ern heirs any facts relating to the case that they may possess. It hoped by those who met to-day that a hearty co-operation may be effect ed between all the descendants ot Ed wards and their united efforts be di rected toward proving their claim to the sixty acres in New York and all the ground upon which the City of Troy is built. 1 he Eastern man is much with machinery and always has an eye out for whatever he can turn good advantage in his business and is willing to experiment. Wew York parties have been buying wild marsh hay at Jefferson, Wis., and will experiment with it for the manufacture of a cheap but superiors particle of binding twine. M Wm. Weaver, formerly with G.J L. Ferns, of this city, now man ager of the Joplin, Ma, Opera House, in connection with John son, the scenic artist, is going on the road this fall with the great spectacular show, entitled, "Sea of Ice." They will visit Mexico early in the fall. Mrs. D. E. Shea is In St. Louis on a visit to her daughter. Pondec Salting Reliable LMetRc;:rt3 tooi wans, sain, uuxnvcnti. ; xATTxxa or IITXUST To Air On The Farm.' ALL THE LOCAL M - Aubo Staxb ajtd NatiohaW. the 1SMSX BriB the TnMt Year wm m aatte turn mu, uxei KTfT Cam Wake It Se, Sage's Begular life. -Rnsael Sage is as regular in hia habits as an eight-day clock. He gets up at 6, strolls around his sta bles and back.eats a hearty breakfast and then walks to the elevated sta tion and shows bis free pass. Since his friend Jay Gould got him on the directorate of ' the ' Western Union, he eate a hearty lunch at the expense of that company; be fore that time he had an office boy's lunch a hunk of bread, a glass of ice water and an apple. He never gets rattled - or hurried during the day, and he has a good, clear, -healthy and contented complexion, ' fringed by a black-and-taa beard. that is to say, his beard always pre sents three shades black at the bottom, tawny in the center and white for about a quarter of an inch near the face. Perhaps it would all be white but for the adventitious aid of art. He goes to bed at 10 o'clo ck, and never has a fear of the insomnia which regularly visits other millionaires. It is the other fellow the Sage's pet lamb who blatea all through the night and scares sleep away. ' A BINDER 8TOBT. - EE. 8. Turner Hakes the Cham pion statement of the Season.;. John Howell, real estate agent of this city, on the east side of the Square to-day stated a fact. R. . Turner, proprietor of the Tem ple of Economy, took some excep- . tions 1o tbe fact as tbe following shows: John Howell said that a few days ago a team pulling a self binder belonging to J. F. Baker, of this county, took fright and ran across a fifty acre field of wheat, cutting and binding dear across. The work done by the binder on -this occasion was better even than when the team was driving at a slow gait. Not a cog was skipped and every bundle was bound even tighter than usual. After John completed this statement, R. 8. Turner, without a smile, knocked ' the ashes from his cigar and said that he saw a lour horse team run away with a self-binder on Littieby few days ago. It ran through a ' forest, cutting and binding hoop poles in such a manner that even Col. Wm. Thomas could find no fault with them. . It struck a four -foot hickory tree and cut it off so -smoothly and quickly that the tree did not quiver nor tall and the people in that part of the county! did not know it had been Injured ; until its leaves withered and died. N. Baskett, who is quite a . scientist, happened to be passing R. 8. Turner completed his : story and asked him to repeat it so that he could get It for the Scientific American. A large crowd gathered around Mr. Tomer, who is always clever and accommodat ing, and he repeated his story. When he finished it the second time there was not a single man on that side of the Square alive. "T. P. H.." Molino Mo. Is it the custom of all civilised nations that bury their dead to place the corps in the grave with the head always towards the weslT II so, has this always been the custom I The modes of burying Abe dead , differ widely . among various peo ples. Among some the dead are buried lying, others sitting as is the case with several of the Indian tribes, among whom It is related, warriors or leaders in the nations have been buried upon their favor-, i te war horses. This was the man ner of burial of the famous Indian chief, Blackbird, of the once pow erful Omahaa. There is a remark able agreement of custom.however, in the practice of placing the body east and west. It is held by some writers that this custom is due 1 to solar symbolism, and the head ' is placed to the. east or to 'the vest according as the dead are, thought of in connection with tbe sunnse, the reputed home of the deity, or the sunset, the reputed home, of the dead. There are, however, some tribes that lay their dead north and south, and others bury men with the face to the north and women with tbe face to the south ; while among some of the African tribes, if one happens to die away from home, be is bunea ucing nis native Tillage. largest gold coin now la cir- eolation is said to be the gold in got or "loaf" of Anam, a French colony in Eastern Asia, It is a flat, round, gold piece, and on it Is written in India ink its relae, which is about 220. The heaviest silver coin in the world, perhaps, also belongs to Anam, where the silver ingot is worth about $15. Sam Morris says he has just re ceived a pair of shoes made wholly of "faaman akin." The Chautauqua Indians killed the people, skinned them and had Sam a pair of shoes made because be boys bides direct from their agencies. 's A Kansas editor has discovered that 10 per cent of the oonaUee ia the United States are named for Presidents. Ia Kansas there are seven counties which' beat, the' names of Presidents Garfield, Grant, Jackson, Jeflerson, Jobnsoa, Lincoln and Washington.