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For lie Weekly Ledger
$1.50 Per Year.
Sample Copy Free.
J. F. Mc Williams-
Resident Dentist.
Ofllee up stairs over the National
Office over McKiu ley's Bakery, iu
the Posst-Ofliee block. 33-tf
Attorney tt Law,
Office North Side of Square, up stairs, next
door to W. H. Ken nail,
WILL practice in all the State Courts. Col
lections made ami all business promptly
attended to. Oct l;l
W. T. Lemon, M. D.,
For the practice of his profession.
Calls attended day or night.
For the practice of his profession.
CaUattendeti day or nilit.
Will cry sales in any part of the country.
Best of reference given.
Attorney ,t Law,
Office over Mexico Savings Bank.
-Will practice in all the Courts of the State
of Missouri. jan 1-tW-lyr
Ernest Gantt,
Attorney ctt XjA-kt,
Office East Side of the Public Square, over
the Southern Bank of exico.
Will practice in all the State Courts.
Collections made and all legal business
promptly and carefully attended to.
George Robertson,
Attorney .t Xiaw,
Office Rooms formerly occupied by
Judge Macfarlane.
Will practice iu all the Courts iu the
State of Missouri.
Ator xxo-y at Law,
Will practice in all the Courts
of the State of Missouri.
Collections a Srecialty
OFFICE-In Kabrich Block.
Office over M. Blnm & Co.'s store,
N. E. Corner Hinire,
Mexico, - - - Missouri.
"ITILL practice in all the State Courts. Col
f V lections made and ail business promptly
attended to. May lH-lyr
OFFICE East side of the Public
Square, over Morris & Co.'s store.
Dr. W. R. Rodes,
Dr. L. O. Rodes,
Office over Oibhs' Drug- Store. Resi
dence at John Northern's, west of
N. W. cor. of Square.
Mexico. Mo.
Office over Savings Bank, two from
rooms. Hours, 7 am. to 5 p. ni.
Residence, in Worrell property, on
Last Liberty street. nov 15 yr
Live Stock Auctioneer
Will cry sales in any part of the
country. Rest of references given.
Jaii.'.Hi.'9-l r
Will cry Sales in any part Of the
country. Best of reference given.
O. MoFall,
Chronic diseases and diseases ol
women a specialty. Regular graduate of
two homoepathic colleges.
tvomee nn-Malr nearly opposite the Fot
Ofllce. In Holt buildinn
MEXICO, -Capital
Paid in
Wm. Harper. PreVt. I .?. A. Guthrie, Vlce-P
H.A. Kickrtm, Cashier. Chas.W. Levis, Dire
Hon. ;. P. Clark, Director.
Capital Paid in $100,000.
Surplus . 20,000.
Wm. Btvabt President.
J. . Boss Vice-President.
. U. U abmabcm, 8. If. Locks,
CasUer. Ant Cashier.
R. M. WHITE, Editor and
Thk (ate of the whisky trust
shows that it is not safe to water
stock in the game extravagant way
as it is customary to water the fiery
beverage .which it represents.
The Vamlalia Leader appears this
week double its usual size and large
ly improved in other respects. It is
one of the brightest, purest and
ablest papers on our exchange list
Hoy M acf a kl a s e , son of Judge
G. B.Maefarlane,graduated at West
minster Colkge this week, and was
valedictorian of his class. Hoy is a
bright young man and a thorough
Some sort of a financial hoo-doo
seems to fasten itself upon the men
who have been governor of Ohio;
but it will not prevent the contest
to decide who shall be the next gov
ernor being one of thet liveliest the
state has ever seen.
Those who are again predicting
the early resignation of Senator
Sherman evidently do not know
the man. He never turns loose
anything until he gets something
better, and he'll never get anything
better than the Senatorship.
A Fi"i.rox paper is finding fault
with the people of Mexico because
they are "a sorry lot to go on excur
sions." As a matter of fact there is
no necessity for ths people of Mexico
going on excursions except when
they want to go to the woods.
W. L. Ely is now manager of the
La Crosse Lumber yard in this city,
while Thomas Benning has charge of
the contracting department of this
firm. Both of these gentlemen are
well qualified for the positions they
fill. Mr. Ely is an active, energetic
business man and will carefully, look
after the interests of the firm while
Mr. Benning is a contractor of ex
perience and a man of fine judgment
and executive ability.
When the old men of to-day were
boys there was a much-mooted ques
tion discussed in their kitchen liter
ary societies, and in all the succeeding
years an authoritative decision was
not reached. Now the SupremeCourt
of the United States.a tribunal from
which there is no appeal, has decid
ed that the tomato is a vegetable and
not a fruit. A New York importer re
ceived an invoice of tomatoes and the
customs officers exacted a duty. The
purchaser refused payment on the
claim that the tomatoes were fruit.
Hence the legal fight and a final so
lution of the old conundrum.
The business men and citizens of
Mexico are nearly all in favor of hav
ing the Fourth of July picnic as close
to the public square as possible. The
citizens of Mexico desire to attend
the speaking and should be where
they can reach, it without having to
pay carriage hire. The visitors, and
there will be thousands of them, do
not care to pay fifty cents to go out
to the picnic and back after reaching
Mexico. Quite a number of those
who come to-tbe picnic will desire to
see Mexico and get acquainted with
ber business men, and in order to do
so the celebration should be in the
heart of the city.
The Sturgeon i(Zer,referring to
the Missouri Press Association and
the National Editorial Association,
says :
We will venture the assertion that
E. W. Stephens, Walter Williams
and R. M. White have spent more
money and time in laboring for the
maintenance and success of the Mis
souri Press Association than any
three editors ia the state.
And their valuable services have
been justly recognized, not only by
the Missouri Press Association but
by the National Editorial Associa
tion. To be president of the last
named body is to have conferred on
one the highest honor that can be
given an editor. Three years ago
E. W. Stephens was elected presi
dent practically without opposition.
This year at Chicago Walter Wil
liams was chosen president. And
ever since the N. E. A. has been or
ganized R. M. White has been our
national committeeman.
They have won the spurs and are
now weariDg mem. e love 10 see
our neighbors climb as high upon
the pinnacle of success as is possi
ble; we therefore rejoice that brains,
fitness and gentlemanly qualities
have been recognized, and that these
three editoiial toilers have been hon
It takes work to get the majority
of editors to attend these meetings
and we are proud that Missouri has
a few ambitious, untiring editors
who labor zealously in their endeavor
to help their fellow man and at the
same time acquire for themselves
knowledge that proves valuable to
them in their b usiness.
We have been a member of the
Missouri Press Association for four
years, and should we remain in the
newspaper business for fifty years
we expect to be found attending
every meeting of the association and
contributing as best we can our ef
forts to sustain and build up what
has proven to us to be the most val
uable educational gatherings we ever
The School Hoard Selects lustuelors
In Keeplntr Willi ttio Reputation
of The Admirable School.
A. S. Houston, George Robertson,
John J. Steele, Clark Barnes, J. W. t
Howell and J. W. Mason compose;
the School Board. It met last
evening and elected tho following
teachers :
Superintendent W. T. Carring
ton. Teachers Miss Florence Patton,
Miss Ella Stevenson, Mrs. Laura
Hougland, Miss Lida Bloom, Miss
Martha Sullinger, Miss M. V. Hous
ton, Miss Estelhi Wright, Miss
Anna G. Rogers, Wm. M. Treloar,
Miss May Hughes, Arthur Lee, B.
W. TorreysoA, G. W. Paiuter, Miss
Josie Hamilton, Miss Bettie Ellis
Miss Carrie Bitidwin and Miss Mat
tie Shea. As yet the teachers have
not been assigned to their respec
tive rooms.
The selection iof this able
faculty should meet Vith the appro
bation of everyone. They are all
efficient educators andwill .in every
way sustain the reputation of the
Mexico Public Schools.
The tuition for non resident pu
pils was raised to $25 per term in
the High School. Heretofore it was
$20. I
Hugh Donnelly was appointed
janitor for another year.
the colored school.
The above School Board last night
elected two of the faculty of the
colored school Superintendent, I. j
J. Hicks; teachers, Mary Shields
N. E. Williams. The other two
teachers will be elected later.
A committee of colored citizens
appeared before the board and re
monstrated against the re-election
of I. J. Hicks as principal of the
colored school. This appeared to
strengthen the proclivity of the
Board toward Hicks, as the opposi
tion, seemingly, was not based upon !
sufficient foundation consequently he
was unanimously chosen as the su
perintendent for the ensuing scholas
tic year.
Slab Ends of Thought.
The devil always presides at
church controversies.
Great theologians don't go to
Heaven because they are great the
A man who will starve in this
country deserves to.
When a man has passed his three
score and ten he thinks less of time
and more of eternity.
A rose in the hand isn't always a
Love laughs at lockFmiths,because
locksmiths have been in love them
selves. Dollars are delightful.
The Creator created woman unat
tired because He knew he could not
pick out a gown to suit her.
Before saying an unkind thing of
one think how you would like to
have it said of you.
A flower ha3 nothing to do but
look pretty and sweet.
A Parmer Swindled Out of $4,000.
Bloomington, Ind., May 31. It
has just come to light that bunko
steerers swindled John Stipp, a
well-known farmer, out of $4,000.
One of them pretended to borrow
that amount on a $5,000 stone
quarry. Stipp drew the money
from the bank and soon after a con
federate appeared, and in handling
a box in which the money had been
placed Stipp got hold of an empty
b x.
A New Store to be Erected.
John Lane has purchased from S.
B. Cook the corner lot just across
the street south from J. D. McKee's,
and will erect upon it a large two
story brick with basement. John
believes in the future of Mexico and
is going to do his part toward mak
ing it a city.
Twenty-three out of 40 cases of
cholera in Morbiham, France, result
ed fatally in two weeks.
Mrs. & A. Morrow
Doud's, Iowa.
Like All Other Blood Diseases, Are
Cured by Hood's Sarsaparllla.
I have been a sufferer for several yean with
hives, and have tried everything I cmM
hear f , from friends, or ordered by physicians,
but nothing cured. In tact, I
Seemed to be Cetting Worse
Finally I read about hives being cured by
Hood's Sanaparilla, and decided to try this
medicine. Before ball a bottle was gone I was
almost cured, and now, being on the second but-
tie, I was rati rely eared and take great pleat
ore in recommending Hood's Sareaparllla to all
who suffer from this distressing affliction.
Hood's BarsaparMa has also helped me In
many oilier ways. It to a good medicine.''
Mas. 8. A. Morrow, Doud's, Iowa.
Hood's Pills cure all Liver nig. Bilious
ness, Jaundice, Indigestion, Blck Headache. '
To Our Prlda la th Past aai Our
Agricultural Notes,
Make a roller during leisure spells
if that important tool is not on the
farm already.
Unless ground ia very rich two
stalks to the hill is enough to
leave. Nothing pays better than
thinning corn if it is too thick.
A good way to havo durable fence
posts is to split them in August and
let them thoroughly season before
putting in the ground.
If cultivation is thorough from the
beginning, there need not be much
trouble in keeping the weeds down,
if the land is thoroughly drained.
Farm systematically, and keep
the farm looking as neat as possible.
A man thinks more of himself when
his surroundings are pleasant and
Cultivate as much as possible be
fore planting by making the ground
fine and loose, and the corn will
come up quicker and grow faster,
and the cultivation will be easier.
It is not good business methods
to buy artificial fertilizers, and let
the manure of the farm go to waste.
What ever commercial fertilizers
are used should be supplementary
to natural fertilizers of the farm .
A writer says: " If I wanted to
formulate a plan to make a man
poor for life, it would be work early
and late, utilizing every moment
at hard unceasing toil with the hands,
and never stop to think or read the
thoughts of ethers."
News Notes.
It is said that nearly 15,000 peo
ple die of consumption in New
England every year.
The tomb of Mahomet is covered
with diamonds,sapphires and rubies
valued at $10,000,000.
At a depth of more than four miles
the ocean is without life, without
vegetation and without light.
Of the whole length of the Suez
canal sixty-nine miles are cuttings,
fourteen were made by dredging
through lakes and eight miles re
quired no labor.
The tusks of an elephant weigh
from thirty to seventy pounds each,
and sell for about $5 per pound.
The natives of Africa eat every par
ticle ot the elephant and obtain large
quantities of fat.
The cornerstone of the national
capitol was laid September 18,
1793. It is proposed to celebrate
the centennial anniversary of this
event by a parade, addresses, fire
works and a night illumination of
the capitol by means of twenty-four
The five-pointed star on the na
tional flag is a woman's idea.
Washington wished to adopt the six
pointed or ecclesiastical star, but
Mrs. Betsy Ross, who made the first
American flag, showed him how a
five-pointed star could be more con
veniently cut.
A Munich professor has been in
vestigating the use by the ancient
Egyptian belles of complexion beau
tifiers, "face paints," as he calls
them. He reports that they used a
large quantity of them. It is evi
dent that this professor is more
learned than gallant.
Insurance Kates.
Mr. Fetter, of Kansas City, who
is in Mexico to-day in consultation
with our local insurance agents, in
reference to the increased rates on
fire insurance here, gives as reason
for an advance in insurance rates so
materially in Mexico as follows:
10 per cent of the increase was
made because license to Insurance
Companies in Mexico had been
raised; ten per cent ot .the in
crease was because the city does not
keep two or three men employed at
the engine house of the fire depart
ment all the time; the rest of the in
crease was on account of adverse
legislation or rather legislation which
the Insurance companies claim to be
detrimental to their interests. One
thing ia sure, the business men of
Mexico will not be able to carry in
surance if the rate is maintained as
lately announced. The local agents
are hard at work endeavoring to get
a concession from the companies
and we trust they will succeed.
Jcdge Waxem' Proverbs.
Ef a statesman is 'onest it don't
count much what kind uv clos he
Adam was the fust man to be
put ouLuv oflis.
Wimmen in polliticks don't shed
tears fer votes.
The Amerikin Eagle wodent kno
what to do in Congress. Neither wood
the Godess uv Libberty.
Ef ther had bin enny perfeshunal
pollitishuns in the garden uv Eden
Adam newer wood a et the appel;
thade hav done it themselves.
Legislatin' makes laws, but laws
don't make money out uv nothin',
Laber is the backbone nv the
country, and the country hes got a
pain in its back most uv the time.
Ez fer ez we kno a Congressman
stops talkie bunkum when he's
A penshun fraud ain't no bettern
enny other fraud. It's wuss, if
Mugwumps air purty fair ballast
fer the ship uv State.
Bope for tat Tntm, Lot Us Add Vigorous Work l th Wring Present.
Marriage or Mr. frank II. Forney ana
Miss Myrtle Tinker A Uraud
-, Reception.
HE marriage of
MisaMyrtle Tuck
er, of this city,
to Mr. Frank B.
Forney, of Mober
ly,in the Christian
church of Mexico
night, June 1,
was one of the
most brilliant and fashionable wed
dings that ever occurred in Mexico.
The church was crowded with the
friends of the high contracting par
ties and a large number of relatives
and friends attended the reception
and banquet at the elegant residence
of the bride's parents on Promenade
street. The church and residence
were both tastily and elegantly dec
orated in white and green. Myrtle
was used profusely in honor of the
bride's first name. The ceremony
was performed by Rev. Wm.Dobyns,
of Marshall, and was one of the most
beautiful and impressive we ever
heard. Profi Sellers' orchestra plat ¬
ed Mendelssohn's wedding march as
the bridal party entered the church ;
this orchestra also furnished splen
did music for the guests at the re
ception. The bride is one of Mex
ico's most popular young ladies, be
ing a favorite with all who know her.
The groom is a leading and substan
tial business man of Moberly, stand
ing high in business and social cir
cles, being a son of ex-Mayor For
ney, of that city. After the recep
tion Mr. and Mrs. F. B. Forney left
for Chicago and the east to be absent
for some time, after which they will
reside permanently in Moberly. The
supper served was a bountiful spread
and the presents showed unusual
aste in their selection, many of them
being; very handsome and costly.
There was quite a large delegation
in attendance from Moberly, the
home of the groom. The bride look
ed lovely dressed in white satin,real
Duchess lace, pearl passamenterie,
bridal veil caught up with pearl pins
and bride's roses,carrying a bouquet
of roses. The maid of honor
and bridesmaids wore white silk
mull. The maid of honor was Miss
Nettie Perrin, of Kansas City. The
bridesmaids were Miss Hattie Ha
worth,of Moberly; Miss Minnie Yan
deventer, Montgomery City; Miss
Emma Beatty, Mcberly; Miss Nina
Baker, Mexico; Miss Bertie Rose-
berry, Mexico. The groom's best
man was George C. Jones, of Mo
berly. The groomsmen were P. J.
O'Leary, Moberly; Herbert Tucker,
Mexico; Charles Hardin, Moberly;
D. Kelly, Moberly; and Shelt Houx,
Marshall. The ushers were Charley
Foster, Paris; Lee Craddock, Lee
Holliday, Tom French, Felix Vic
tor and Howard Bickley, of Mexico
We don't know that we ever at
tended a wedding or reception that
was more perfect in those arrange
ments that go to make such happy
events a '"success. By the way, ru
mor says that the brother of the
bride is shortly to lead to the hy
meneal altar a most lovely young
The Farber correspondent of the
Laddonia Herald says: The
funeral of John Wills, who was kill
ed during the storm at Laddonia
Thursday, occurred Saturday after
noon at the Christian church, ser
mon by Eld. Chinn. The funeral
was conducted by the Knights of
Pythias, a large number of whom
were present. This death is so
sad, being so sudden, and is such a
shock to every one heie. He was
a good citizen, a kind father and
husband and had no enemies. Uni
versal sympathy is expressed by
words and acts for his afflicted fam-
Emmett McDonald has purchas
ed from Wm. Treloar a lot just
south of C. R. Gibb's residence for
one thousand dollars. Mr. McDon
ald will at once erect a neat residence
upon this beautiful site.
Truths ?S2 Sick. I
okclls depend on buipbur Xiiv
ten; it never fails to cure.
DO YOU SUFFER with that
tired and all-gone feeling? If so use
Sulphur Bitters; it will cure you.
Don't be without a bot
tle. You will not regret it
Ths I of a fair face is a beautl
8tcwrrfal fcu- Sulphur Bitters
, . , , . I make both.
If yon do not wish to L
suffer from RHEUMATISM, uses
bottle of Sulphur Bitters; it never
falls to cure.
Are you constipated? U bo,
Sulphur Bitters is just what you need
gm roor, vni, anu weary moiners
H Raise Puny, Pindlino children.
buiphur Hitters will make them
strong, hearty, and healthy.
Cleanse the vitiated blood when
you see its impurities bursting
tarougn tne sain in
Kely on Sulphur
Bitters and health
and Sore s.
will follow.
em..mm -sWJ
Bend S etot stamps to A. P. Ordway A Coi
8osron,Mna itebsatwaiiUcal work published
Keating' on the Sabbath Day.
Prom ths Haline County Presbyterian.
There are several ways of looking ProiaoMIctorlrltt.Illek.liMa Word
at it, and owing to the agitation of lo 8,r AboBt lhe Wplltnrr , Jaa
Sunday opening of the World's Fair, 1
the question will he thoroughly dis-j Bv June 1st storms developing
cussed before the matter ia disposed in ihe western regions the last
'.of May will be advanced toward
Of course we believe in keeping ' the central parts of the country. It
the Sabbath, because God commands WU1 be quite warm with easterly and
it. That covers the ground with us ' southerly winds in all the eastern
entirely, and it is proper for us to'pftriH, the areas of precipitation and
say here, for the benefit of those who storms will be approaching the cen
are not, and the admonition of those tral parts, while the far west and
who are Presbyterians, that Sabbath northwest will have winds shifting
keeping is a part of Presbyterianism. to westerly with risine barometer
The position of our
understood on this
none of our lookout
other denominations
church is well
matter. It is
if some of the
are lax in this
regard. We can't help it if the mem
bers, aye the ministers, D. D's. and
bishops, too, ride on Sunday trains ;
if excursion trainB, arranged for by
church officers, are run on Sunday
to carry a mixed crowd to a church
dedication, such as took place in this
county not a great while ago. It is
none of our business that church
members of some other denomina
tions refuse to sign a pledge not to
visit the World's Fair if it is open on
the Sabbath. But it is our business
to know that God said, "remember
the Sabbath day to keep it holy,"
and that in this interdict are forbid
den Sunday visiting, Sunday pleas
ure riding,Sunday traveling, Sunday
newspaper reading, Sunday gossip
ing and interjection of secular acts
and thoughts into God's twenty-four
Aside from the religious aspect of
the question, we believe in keeping
the seventh day, for physiological
reasons. We've tried it and know
what we are talking about. You,
friend, who are not a"Sunday man,"
suppose you try an experiment. You
who are hard-worked in your office,
store or trade. Just make up your
mind that for four successive Sun
days you will observe the following
rule : When you go home Satur
day night, you will have an under
standing with your wife, and give
orders to your children that until
Monday morning in your house,
the subjects of business, money,
politics, etc., will be entirely
dropped, and that you will spend
the day at home with your family,
except to attend church. If a neigh
bor drops in, tell him your experi
mental resolution and ask him to
confine his talk within the limits.
Let the secular papers alone too,
and keep your mind in a restful,
quiet, unexcited channel, and you
will be surprised to find, when Mon
day morning comes, how much zest
you have, mental or physical, to
take up your work.
We know a certain town, where
there is no railroad service from Sat
urday evening till Monday morning.
One of the active business men of
the place, a former reader of Sun
day newspapers, told us he had
found out what Sunday rest meant,
and that the boon is inestimable.
It is a habit with many men, and
a fixed one, to go "down town" af
ter breakfast every Sunday morning.
The law permits one class of busi
ness houses to open their doors on
Sunday, and here the Sunday down
towners congregate. The law per
mitting drug stores to stand open on
the Sabbath is pernicious. It is not
necessary. If medicine is needed
for the sick the druggist can be
found at home. He is entitled to
his day of rest as well as anybody
else. Competition forces him to
open his doors ; his sales are not
confined to medicines, and the as
semblage on Sunday morning, in
these places, draw many a man
there who would otherwise stay at
We are glad of the present dis
cussion of the Sunday question.
The nation has been drifting from
her moorings iu this regard. We
hope all Christian people will be
brought into line. But whatever
others do, one thing is sure, the
blue banner of Presbyterianism will
be found at the head of the forces
fighting for the defense of the lourth
com m and ment.
The Valise or a Dead IIIinoian, Worth
$107,000, Sold in Canada. .
Montreal, June i. Lee Stanton,
an English painter, bought a leather
valise at the Grand Trunk Railway
sale of unclaimed baggage for $2.
On opening it he found 107 shares
in the Western Gas Improving
Company of Chicago, fully paid up
and worth $107,000. The valise
was the property of Louis Halber
stadt, who died in Rockville, On
tario, in October, 1891, of alcoholism.
He ca-ne from Napierville, III.
Our readers will remember that
on Thursday, May 25th, the big
hail storm occurred in the northern
part of this county. Mr. J. Y.
Ball, of near Santa Fe, verifies the
fact that some of the hail stones were
as large as hen eggs, as on the 1st
of June be gathered quite a num
ber and brought them to the Led
ges office, famishing ice water on
the second of June, eight days after
the storm.
Thuel Eubanks is over from Al
ton, HI., on a visit to his old friends,
$1.50 PER
and cooler. Storms will reach the
extreme east by the 3rd, and the
change to cooler fair weather will
have crossed the continent. Warmer
weather will center, in a progressive
way, about the 6th and 7th, reach
ing a high temperature, and result
ing in reactionary storms on and
touching those dates. Westerly
winds, rising barometer, with a cool j
spurt will follow about the 7th to
9th first to the west, later east.
About the 10th strong indications
of the solstice storms will appear.
Easterly to southerly winds will
prevail barometer will begin to
fall, and it will grow 6teadily
warmer, resulting in many active
storms from the 11th to 14th. The
temperature and storms are apt to
reach a crisis about the new moon.
Renewed activity and volcanoes and
earthquake disturbance s may natur
ally be expected, though not neces
sarily dangerous. They are the re
adjustments of natural forces, and
should be looked upon as benefi
cent, rather than calamitous. There
will be great electrical activity dur
ing these solstice storms, especially
during the night, but no one should
be alarmed, as it will prove grander
than disastrous. Our friends will
remember the tendency of the storms
to whirl suddenly back from the
east, from about the 10th to the
25th of June. Showery conditions
are liable during all that period, and
local swirls will repeatedly fly back
after passing the east ,unexpectedly
taking the starch from the collars
of careless and unsheltered people
Heavier reactionary storms wiU pass
eastward about 17th to 19th, and
should the barometer not rise, and
the wind remain easterly and south
erly, a series of daily storms will fill
the intervening days up to the next
From the 21st to 25th, inclusive,
we will pass the turning point in
our trip around .the sun, and start
for shorter days and longer nights
It will be natural to expect some
heavy storms, with rain and much
lightning and thunder, say about
the 23rd,24th,25th. Cooler weather
will succeed these storms, and
regions that are 6hort of moisture at
the end of this period will have to
be content with serious drought. Re
actionary disturbances are central on
the 29th, with the full moon and the
equinox of Mercury on the same day.
These combined causes are sure to
result in a warm wave and some
very active electrical storms, with
heavy local rains, during the two or
three last days of June. The month
will close with very cool weather ad
vancing from the west, which condi
tion will prevail in most parts in the
opening days of July.
The Automatic Sprlnir Washer.
Still in the lead. Twelve machines
sold in one day and twenty-three
in two and one half days of this
week by Wm. Weaver, of this place,
who has secured the sale of the
machine with B. II. Tuttle of Mont
gomery county and Loutre' town
ship in Audrain county. It seems
that the title, "the first success," is
properly applied to this machine as
it is a great favorite among the
people and is very highly recom
mended by all who are using
it. d&wlt
Tickets From Kansas City to Chicago
and Return S17.50.
Kansas City, "Mo., June 1.
This morning sees the first cut in
the orld s r air rates. ord was
received here yesterday that the
roads interested had been unable
to come to any agreement to keep
the rate at $20, and this was the
last day in which the Santa Fe had
agreed to hold the cut in abeyance
andall the agents here were notifiedto
put in the $17.50 rate this morning.
Of course the one way rate will also
be reduced, probably to $9-
is baa Dream, ana yet bow many
otherwise attractive, polite, and par
ticular people amict their mends
with the foul odor of their breath
If there was no remedy for this, it
might excite our sympathy, but as
there is no need of having a foul
breath, it is an unpardonable breach
of good manners to obtrude such an
offence on good society.
Foul breath arises from disorder
ed digestion which can be corrected
by using Sulphur Bitters, and the
result will be a pure, sweet breath.
The Centralia Guard says :
"What is news?" was the subject of
Bob White's paper, read at the
National Editorial Convention at
Chicago. What Bob White don't
know about news is not worth
NO. 10
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report.
W bite Woman Applies for a License
to Marry a Negro.
Independence, Mo., June 1. A
white woman from Kansas City.
Kan., named Mrs. Lynd, applied
for a marriage license at the Re
corder's office. She came into the
office with a negro preacher. When
asked to show the man she would
marry she brought in a negro as
black as the ace of spades. Mrs.
Lynd was refused the license, al
though she insisted on carrying out
her strange infatuation if she had to
go to the Indian Territory, where
laws are not so strict. She was 25
years ol age, baa straight auburn
hair, brown eyes, and was of a pre
possessing appearance.
A crowd of 100 men soon gathered,
intent on egging the couple out of
town. A hasty escape to the train
was made, where the would-be bride
and groom separated from each
other until an exit could be made
out of the city. The would-be groom
gave the name of George Knowles,
and claimed to be a Pullman car
porter. The crowd which gathered
would have created a disturbance, as
indignation was getting to a white
The Blue Grass State Dedicates
Fair "Home."
Chicago, 111., June 1. This is
the day of dedications and openings
of the World's Fair. Three State
buildings, the Children's Building
and the great Electricity Buildings
were the centers of attraction. Ripe
old Bourbon fluids ran in the Ken
tucky Building. Mellow wines
were free as wateer in the old mission
like structure erected by the golden
State, and both were on tap in the
Minnesota Building to those who
knew the Commissioners. The
Children's and Electricity buildings
were dedicated in ways more inter
esting. To-day's attendance did not swell
to a great extent the grand total for
the month of June which is confi
dently expected by the Exposition
officials. The day was literally en
dowed with showers. It was an
"open evening," but the crowd did
not come, even for the first glimpse
of the Electricity Building. There
was no open air music until late in
the afternoon, when Sousa's band
managed to work in a few pieces
between showers. The day was
He Predicts a Union of All the English-
Speaking Nations.
New York, June 1. In the June
number of the ATor(t American Re
view appears a long article by An
drew Carnegie predicting the union
of all the parts of the English speak
ing world. Mr. Carnegie says of it :
It would be unassailable upon
land by any power or combination
of powers that it is possible to create,
and as for the water tho combined
fleets would sweep the seas. The
new nation would dominate the
world and banish from the earth
its greater strain.the murder of man
by man. It would be the arbiter
between nations, and enforce the
peaceful settlements of all quarrels.
Rich, Red Elvod
As naturally results from taking
Hood's Sarsaparilla as personal
cleanliness results from free use of
soap and water. This great purifier
thoroughly expels scrofula, salt
rheum and all other impurities and
builds up every organ of the body.
Now is the time to take it.
The highest praise has been won
by Hood's Pills for their easy yet
efficient action. Sold by all drug
gists. Price 25 cents.
Repairing Neatly Done.
If you want your watch cleaned,
or repairing of any kind done neat
ly, cheaply and promptly, call on
T. S. Riley. Satisfaction guaran
teed. tf T. S. Rh.ey,
At the Mexico Laundry window.
We have heard quite a number of
people in Mexico express themselves
at in favor of the County Court help
ing those who lost all they had by
the late storm.
Mr. Frazier is moving his stock of
groceries into the room formerly oc
cupied by E. H. Carter & Co.
The only pore Cream of Tartar Powder. No Ammonia; No Alum.
Used in Mil'iona of Homes 4 Years the Standard
Reliable Market Reports
To All On The Farm.
Also State and National.
Ths LXD6XX Soring ths Present Tmi
will b Better taaa Before, if Renewed
Energy Cam Xaks It &.
Mr. Chas. Ruffum, of Louisiana, Mo.,
Marries Miss Gertrude
From the Kansas City Star.
A pretty home wedding was that
of Mr. Charles A. Buffum. of Louis
iana, Mo., and Miss Gertrude Car
kener at the home of the bride's par
ents, 401 Highland avenue, last
evening. Dr. J. T. M. Johnston, of
Jefferson City, was the officiating
minister. The bride and groom
stood under a lovers' knot in an al
cove filled with palms, and before
the entrance was a curtain of smilax,
which was drawn back for the bride
and groom by the flower girl, Miss
Nellie Carkener, sister of the bride,
and Master Charles Stewart, the
page. The bride's attendants were
Miss Anna Carkener, a sister, Miss
Ada Bush and Miss Ida Bush. Dr.
Johnston said the ring service, and
after the ceremony a wedding break
fast and reception followed, after
which the couple left for an extend
ed trip East.
The Carkener home was beauti
fully decorated. The parlor was in
green and white and the dining
room in' pink. The guests were
many. The out of town visitors
were Colonel and Mrs. G. A. Buf
fum, parents of the groom; Mr.
Frank Buffum,brother of the groom,
and wife ; Mrs. Ada Stuart, Mr.
and Mrs. Robert Allen, Miss Marga
ret Tinsley, Miss Nettie Carkener,
Mr. Edward Glenn and Mr. E. A.
E. Sentney, all of Louisiana, Mo. ;
Dr. and Mrs. J. T. M. Johnston, of
Jefferson City ; Miss Ida Bush and
Miss Ada Bush, of Fulton, Mo.;
Miss Anna Carkener, of St. Louis,
and Mr. Gus Wehrman, of St.
Mr. and Mrs. Buffum will be at
home in Louisiana, Mo., after July
Are you insured? If not, now is
the time to provide yourself and
family with a bottle of Chamber
lain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea
Remedy as an insurance against
any serious results from an attack
of bowel complaint during the sum
mer months. It is almost certain
to be needed and should be pro
cured at once. No other remedy
can take its place or do its work.
25 and 50 cent bottles for sale by
C. A. Buckner, Druggist.
At ten years of age a boy thinks
his father knows a great deal; at
fifteen he knows as much as his
father; at twenty he .knows twice as
much ; at thirty he is willing to take
his advice; at forty he begins to
think his father knows something
after all ; at fifty he begins to seek
his advice; and at sixty, after his
father is dead he thinks that he was
the smartest man that ever lived.
The members of the Christian
Church have erected a tent on Lakg
nan & Barnes' College addition to
Mexico in the southwest part of tho
city and are holding mission meet
ings there. If the weather is favora
ble large audiences will attend the
services conducted there under the
auspices of the Christian Church of
this city
Tne importance ot small things
should not be overlooked. Is a pill lor
sick headache important? Is a pill for
biliousnetta inixrtaut? Is a pill for
constipation lmortant? Then I)e
Witt's Little Karly Kisers are impor
tant. They are small. French 4 Gar
rett. Judge John P. Clark received a
letter from Mrs. Clark, wife of the
late John Clark, stating that the
large saw mill at Kalkaska, Mich.,
in which her husband was killed re
cently, had burned to the ground.
It was insured. The mill was own
ed by Mrs. Clark, Fred Flyeand Mr.
For Twelve Cents.
By sending your addrefs and
twelve cents to the College of Corres
pondence, Kansas City, Mo., you
will receive, pofctage paid, a text
book of shorthand, especially pre
pared for self-instruction and in
struction by mail. This book is far
euiierioi to any other shorthand text
book published. Only one copy will
be sent to one address.
May 19-10td-4tw.
Children Cry for
Pitcher's Castorla.
A New York preacher says the
"400" is "an aggregation of all
sorts and conditions of light-headed,
insignificant people." We suspect
ed as much.

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