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THURSDAY, APRIL "JO, 1S94. It'SFiSllllB! And t' latcli v'xl lill.vo" ue ir.Kxi l:tii. We are casting our line l..r traU ami every lixk l:iitecl with Seventeen ami one-hall" doe-u Silver Triple 1'Iated Knives ami forks, very slilit!y ilanuii'il, lor ? ler dozen. I ormer price vva j-".o0. Au eiulit-lay walnut, oak or cliurry I.nU, nowtMt .-tyle, eatlie.lntl fronir; Mrike- hours ami halves, for .l.no. A -oliil jrolil Kill!.', fa l ley engraved, any sie, .'ri. 'O. A three ounce silver ease with F.Ijrin xtemwiud movement and rolleil foUl llate chain ami charm, all iruarauteed ami warranted, only l-.''. WORRELL, Tiie Jewelek. Mn. Dr. George ToaL-on is again very iSi. Miss l.etha I. a.-ley is visiting rela tives in this city. 1'. II. .Ics.-c is home from an ex tended trip south. Mrs. Harry H-.ganl, of Chicago, is the guest of Mrs. J. A. Snyder. .luhnny Field's boy is the proud mM ssor of a Shetland pony and cart. Horn, to Mr. and Mrs. Harry Turner, Sur.diiy morning, April 22, a daughter. Mr. Block, of St. Louis, spent Saturday and Suud iv in Mexico the guest of friends. News was received in this city Tuesday that W.U.Cook, of Laddo- nia, died Monday night. Mrs. .1. L. Andrews and daughter, Mrs. .1. K. Wright, are visiting rela tives in St. Louis. Mrs. (. U. (iihbs is home from an extended and pleasant visit to her parents in I'aris, Mo. Horn, to Mrs. Florida Feluud, nee Mi-s Ie.Ianiett, of Dallas, Texas, formerly of this city, a son. Married, Satutday afternoon, April 21, Mr. Howard McCuliotigh and Miss St-i!a Fox, tioth of this city. .1. D. (lutes, uf Howling Green, sold a cracker jack gelding to a St. Louis party at private sale for fiij.'i, Mrs. K. H. Shumate, of Macomb, HI., nee Miss Li'zie Garrett, is visiting the family of Sidney Gar rett. Madam Rumor is whi-pering tiiat Mexico is to lose one of her most faithful lady l-acher ly marriiige in The Mexico bail team which play ed in Centralis la?t Saturday got it "where the chicken ." core, ::2to-J7. I'rof. CuHeti, suj eriutendelit of the Monroe fit- l'ul lie School, is in Mexico on a visit to his brother, T. II. Cllllen. Carl I'asipieth, who has been at tending the Chicago Uni versity dur ing the past winter, is at home for the summer vacation. Mrs. Uubert Karnes returned to her home in Centmlia Tuesday .after a sojourn of nine weeks by the bed side of Mrs. George. Toalson. Chas. I'eterson, a laborer em ployed by the Mexico Fire Brick Company, was caught in the shaft this morning anil was slightly hurt in the back. Charley Ityerson has gone to Chicago to accept a position in a wholesale grocery store. Charley is a live, active boy and we are sure he will succeed. A fence has been built on the lots west of the First Uaptist church and Mr. J. J. Sellers, the Sexton, is busily engaged in cleaning tip the unsightly rubbish. Architect Ira Shepherd has com" plettd th? proposed plan of the Lane McKinley building, which shows careful work and ellicieney. It is as neat as a lithograph. Mrs. S. S. Furber, of Vandalia, sister of Mr-. Martin KunkeJ of this city, and Mrs. lirandenberger, her daughter, of St. Louis, have been in Mexico the past few days at the bed side, of Mrs. ICunkel, who has been very ill, but is much letter now. Mr. J. I). Jolly, of Fulton, clerk of Wand's coinage committee, was m Mexico Monday on his way to Washington. Air. Jolly says Con gressman ( I irk is one of the most prominent young member of the House and can always ie found in his seat. He thinks Clark is one of the hardest workers he ever saw. M. It. Outline, Notary Put die. F. V. Gentry, N..tary I'uWic. B B S s T It It A C C T T E E R It S Acknowledgment Takeu in the City or County. GUTHRIE & GENTRY, Mexico, - - Missouri. A FEW Remarks About Vehicles. We have good goods, guaranteed all fresh, nice new work. Latest improvements and styles. Lowest prices for the quality. These are WORDS That you can depend upon. We have backed up our statements for 44 years and we hope to do so for 44 more. We treat our customers square always. If you are a man OF WISDOM Call and see our line of Vehicles and Harness. Buggies that will last. Harness that will give you service. James Pasqueth & Son. P. S. Our own make Team Harness are cheap er than ever before. Get one. Another Card From Mr. keuuaii. Ti the temtTats of Andrain (.'ouuty. Mexico, Mo., April 25. Reply ing to the card of Mr. Minor of the ISth inst., I would say that in my card I certainly did not intend to do Mr. Minor an injustice. I tried to give a plain statement of facts as I bad learned them. Nor have I in tentionally tried to create any dif ferences between the Missouri and Virginia ex-Confederate3. What I said in my card was said in a jocu lar spirit, without any intention of doing anyone an injury or wounding the feelings of anyone in the least, and I think the people generally took it in that way. If I have, by what 1 wrote in the card, hurt the feelings of Mr. Minor, or anyone, I here sincerely beg his anil their par dons ten thousand tiniest. That is all a gentleman can do. I love an ex-Confederate, let him hail from where he may. I am making an effort, in my poor way, to care for them at the Confederate Home and by providing honorable employment for them, if possible, and especially for those who are disabled. Torreyson, Hopkins ami Minor, all brave, generous hearted Virginia ex-Confederates, with records as soldiers and public odieers anyone might envy. Upon a careful exam ination of the records I find the of fices of Collector and Recorder have paid about the same net salary in the past three years Mr. Minor is a gentleman and has ! made a kind and efficient officer, j and when he retires from the office . he will carry with him to his home the good wishes of all the people he has served so well and so faithfully, j I wrote the card in a kind spint, ! in vindication of myself, and not ! with anv view of enTETing into a newspaper controversy. I have summed up the salaries received by seven Missouri ex-Confederates named in Mr. Minor's card (B. C. Johnson is a Louisiana! ex-Confederate) and the gross sum is $'2Vt,iTK). Of that sum I got $398 and out of which paid my expenses at Jefferson, while the gross sum received by Hopkins, Torreyson and Minor, 3 Virginia ex Confederates, is $40,000. The boys are playing for flOXO more to make it a cool $50, 1)00. We have not only set our Virginia ex-Confederate guests down to the first table, but we have fed them exclusively on pie. Come, boy3, don't be greedy; have some manners. Boys, you have had enough. A term of four years is enough in this office. For fear my brother Virginia ex Confederates will cry out that I am "trying to create differences" be tween them and the Missouri ex Confederates, 1 plainly state this is said in a spirit of pleasantry as the other was in my first card. Think of it! Shall one Demo crat be kept in .office eight years and receive $20,000 or more in gross and turn away a needy one under the plea of a second term? Make the Recorder's office a four year of fice, the same as the Collector's office. Make a fair division of the offices. If we have done wrong in the past by keeping others in that big paying ollice for eight years it is no reason we should continue in our wrong. I love the right; I can't help it; I would not if I could, f leave the matter to a fair and generous people. Respectfully, W.II. Kexxax. ISealh of Ella Krnst y -Crews. From tlieHt. Ijuuis Post-Dipatrh. News has been received at St. Louis of the death of Mrs. James D. Crews of Danville, Va., which occurred on Wednesday, April IS. Mrs. Crews was formerly well known as Miss Kila Grasty of Columbia and Mexico, Mo., in both of which towns her father, Rev. Dr. John 8. Grasty, was for several years pastor of the Presbyterian church. The deceased had many friends in St. Louis where she resided at different limes with her sister, Mrs. Kobert L. Brocken brough. She was also a sister of Charles II. Grasty lor several years Managing Editor of the Kansas City Times, and her death will be heard with regret by friends all over the state. She leaves a husband and two little children, having left St. Louis a happy bride six years ago- Hisey & Glendy have about 200 saddle and harness horses in their stable and L. B. Morris has about 100 head, all of which will be sold at the combination sale. Hawkins Bros, and Shepard of Bowling Green, will sell 11 head and Mil Harrison, of Callaway, has a few extra good ones. A sew teleimiose system. Dr. Patterson Talks Through His Hat in a Very Interesting ' Manner. This morning a Ledgkr represent ative was strolling do,vn Washing ton street and happened to drop in on Dr. Patterson, the man of the rabbit foot and a local weather prophet. The reporter was giving the genial doctor a little roast about not being up to date when it came to competition in the soda fountain line. The doctor listened in silence, but with a look on his face which showed plainly that he didn't care much for the scathing remarks of the "pencil shover," but at the same time he didn't want his shop run down. Then he said: "Vou can't roast me, young fellow. I do not intend for my friends (the other druggists here) to down me with their little one horse soda fountains, costing only $1,500 or $2,000; so 1 have contracted with a firm in the east for the finest fountain that can be made, with the latest improve ments. The price to be paid for the article with its various attachments will be given to the public later, through the columns of the Led(;ku. The flats will be of gold, shaded with precious stones and diamonds. There will be' ,1,000 syrup cups,each containing a different llavored syrup. There will be an ice plant attached, "ith a capacity of ten tons a day; aI a l,Iant for the manufacture of tbe syrups and different flavoring extracts to be used. The State of Louisiana has been awarded the contract to furnish the sugar for the syrup. Fifty brass bands have been engaged to furnish music, ,1Y and niSht. the year round. Every young lady who buys a glass of soda water w ill be entitled to a diamond ring. Every young gen tleman who treats his girl and him- pel to a S,ass eiU'h will be presented with a mule and forty acres of good land in Kansas. I want a thousand hands to help run it." The doctor may mean everything he says, but it is our private opinion that his liver is slightly out of order. A Pleasant social at .Mrs. Watson's. The White Iiibbon Social, given by the W. C. T. U. Monday night, was a pleasant and profitable affair. The home of Mrs. Watson, where the social was held, was tastily draped in w hite and artistically dec orated with spring blossoms. The dining room was especially pretty and attractive, while refreshments were well prepared and daintily served by the ladies and immensely enjoyed by those present. The souvenirs were white cards tied with whi'.e ribbon and engraved with the W. C. T. U. motto, "For God, Home and Native Land." The programme consisted oi music, essays and recitations, every part of which was excellently rendered and enthusiastically ap plauded. An informal talk by Rev. Jackson, in which he complimented and com mended the W. C. T. U. for its ef forts in the cause of God, home and humanity, was very highly appre ciated, as evidenced by the hearty applause. The W. C. T. U. will give one entertainment each month during the summer. The May entertain ment will be an Art Gallery at the residence of Mrs. D. M. Hill. The Vandalia public schools closed April 20. There were seven graduates Claudia Daniel. Frank. Daniel, Mayme Duffy, Mae Evans, Paulina Ewing, W. It. Kimball and Geo. L. Layne. All acquitted them selves creditably, but Miss Mayme Dufly deserves especial mention for her distinct enunciation and perfect delivery. Miss Duffy's essay, "No lime Like The Present," met with much praise. Mr. Robert Harper, father of Mrs. Major Lawder, of this city, died at Lis home inllamilton, Ohio this week at the age of 88 years. Mrs. Lawder was at his bedside when he died. Mr. Harper was well known in Mexico.having visited hereon several occasions. He leaves an estate of something like $120,000 The County Board of Equalization in session this week increased the assessment of the First National Bank of this city $33,000, the Far ber Bank $3,56Q and the Mexico Heat, Light and Power Co. $7,500. The Horse Sale. A LAlMiE CKOWD OF 11L TEKS AND SPECTATORS O.V IIAM EAKLY IX THE DAY. An Elegant Class of Stock Offered MiMliij Spirited and Fair Trices ISehiff Obtained First Day Was a Success. Clark & Potts' fourth annual sale of fancy sad dle and harness horses began last Tuesday at 10:15 o'clock. There are about 300 fine animals to be sold, and also several head olJShetland ponies. The attendance is lerge and the chances are that it wlU remain so during the sale. Therere some of the foremost horsemen ofMissouri present, and they are wilhngto pay good price for an animal that they take a fancySto. Messrs. Clak & Potts have secur ed the services OMessrs. J. T. Join son and J. W. Atchison, thevtvell known auctioneers who are crying the sale. Mr. Ed. Foote makes a courteous and obliging clerk. The bidding is spirited and the horses are bringing fair prices, con sidering the financial condition of the country. If anyone wants a good horse, either for riding or driv ing, they could not, if they should scour the whole United States, find abetter place to pick from, and they had better be prepared to dive in deep, as the owners are not making gifts of such pieces of horse llesh as as are put on the block at this sale. The following sales were made up to the time of the Leik;eh going to press to-day : Xos. 1 and 2, bee and Mont, eoaeh team, bay eldiuifs; owued by W. K. ( liealhain, Hatton. Mo.; sold to C. K. liekens, Minneapolis, Minn., $70. Xo. 3, L,aura Pae.sadil le mare; own ed by M. T. Harrison, Winsburg, Mo.; sold toii. S. lluglilett, Vandalia, Mo., Xo. 4, substitute, a brown geldiDg:; owued by J. '. Mabry, Alontjroniery City, Mo."; sold to J. 11. Lawler, Mex ico, Mo., $32.50. Xo. 5, Ta l!a., blaek geldiujr; owned by T. B. Henderson, Concord, Mo.; sold to ('. U. lickeus, Minneapolis, Minn., $105. No. ti, substitute; owned by Mabry P.ros., Montgomery City, Mo.; sold to K. A. Garliugton, Junction City, Kas., ?130. Xo. T, Uelle H., strawberry roan mare; owued by R. A. I'otts, Centra lia, Mo.; sold to J. P. Harris, Ottawa, Kas., JHKi. Xo. 8, ( harlie M., bay gelding; owu ed by lileudy & Hisey, Mexio, Mo.; sola to h. . rnonapson, ( luemnau, Ohio, $100. Xo. !), Mildred T., bay gelding; own ed tv K. A. Potts, Centralia, Mo.: sold to J.'P. Harris, Ottawa, Kas., $130. Xo. 10, Ira J., bay gelding; owned by Hawkins liros. & "sheppard, Bowling t ireeu, Mo.; sold to W. H. Hughes, St. Louis, Mo., SJiiO. No. 11, Belle Ij., bay saddle gelding; owned by I.ee Bros., Mexico, Mo ; 9old to K. A. Garlington, .1 unction City, Kaa., 190. Xo. 12, Walker; not sold. Xo. 13, Billy Baid, and Xo. 40, l.ettie B., were sold as a team; owned by Hawkins Bros. & Sheppard, Bowling wreen, .uo.; sola to 1). L, Walker, St. I .Mlia Af., M'1r. No. 14, substitute, chestnut ffeldinff: owned by Hawkins Bros., Bowling i.reen aio.; sold to Henry Andre, Jet ferson City, Mo. $110. No. 15, Doctor M.. pacer, seal brown gelding; owued by l.ee Bros., Mexico, Mo.; sold to C. B. Dickens. Minneapo lis, Kas., S105. No. 17, .1. H., bay gelding; owned by Hawkins Bros. & Sheppard. Bowlins Green, Mo.; sold to J. H. Gregory, St. Louis, Mo., $165. Xo. 18, Nellie, black mare, off" hind foot white; owned by ,. B. Morris, Mexico. Mo. ; sold to V. H. Ksterbrook. Ottawa, Kas., $15. No. 1!), Billie Iieid, saddle and bar ness gelding, color brown; owned by f. A. Potts, Mexico. Mo.: gold to W. J. Brachoogle, Chicago, 111., $115. No. 20, Sam Swift, mahoffauv bav gelding; owned by H. ). Craig, Mex ico, Mo ; sold to. I. E. Kirk, Corvdon, Iowa, $160. No. 21, substitutes, dark bav team: owned by U. S. Maddox, Mexico, Mo ; sold to Charles Harper, Montgomery City, Mo., $200. No. 22, Walking John, saddle and harness gelding, color bav: owned bv J. A. Potts, Mexico, Mo.; sold to .1. C 1 1 ugnes. i uiiaiia, iNeb., SsjO. No. 23, Sam. saddle and harness gelding, blue, mouse colored; owned :y Li. k. and 1.. . Morns. .Mexico. Mo.; sold to J. P. Wiuans, Wellsville, .Mo., $140. Xo. 24, Dandy, saddle and harness gelding, color dark bay; owned by Joe Stephens, Mexico, Mo.; sold to O. B. Pickens, Minneapolis, Minn., $145. No. 25. Tibby, bay mare: owned bv L. B. Mori is, Mexico, Mo.: sold to Dr. O. L. Mueneh, Washington, Mo., $130. Xo. 2G, Charley, surrey horse, black gelding; owned by .1. A. Potts, Mexico, Mo.; sold to Li. IJ. Morris, Mexico. Mo ll 10. Xo. 27. Midget, saddle nonv. hav mare; owned by L. B. Morris, Mexico, mo.; sola to J. c. Keuurick, t. .Louis. Mo., $40. No. 28, substitute, sorrel mare: own ed by K. A. Potts. Centralia, Mo.; sold to Li. .reen, i eucraua, .mo., $180. No. 29, N iua B., standard and regis tered in A. T. It., bay mare; owned by It. B. Morris, Mexico, Mo.; sold to Kl- wood Tuttle, Fulton, Mo., $1.!0. No. 30, Linnelie, saddle and harness mare, color seal brown; owned by Lee Bros., Aiexico, ho.; sold to JetrBridg- ioru, J aris, io., jio. Xo. 31, Bennie G., saddle and bar ness gelding, color brown; owned by j. a. roiis, .nexico, mo.; sola to Kev, J. O'Shea, Adair, Mo., $205. No. 32, MertlsWilkes. record 2:29 1-4. coior uara cnesinui; ownea by llaw. kins Bros., Bowling reen, Mo.; sold to 8. S. Yevaus, Columbia, Texas,$335. Xo. 33 was not sold. No. 34, Ilollins, saddle and harness gelding', color dark gray; owned by V. H. Leonard & Co., Columbia, Mo.; soui 10 jus. Jtsrown,i-awon, mo., $100. Xo. 35, Miss Rex, saddle and harness mare, standard and registered in N s. H. Itegister, dark steel gray; owned ny j. a. rolls, .Mexico, Mo., gold to C, F. Holmes, Kansas City, Mo., $415. Xo. 36, Lee G., saddle and harness f olding, color red bay; owned by W. . Leonard 4 Co., Columbia, Mo.; sold m c . drowning, centralia. Mo. $72.50. No. 37, Mary M., saddle and harness mare, color red sorrel; owned by Y. H. Leonard A Co., Columbia, Mo., sold No. 38, Laura Gray, aaddle and har ness mare, steel gray; owned by II. O. Craig, Mexico, Mo.; sold to E. A. Dar lington, Junction City, Kas., $160. Xo. 39 was not sold. Ao. , Mascot, No. 84. X. S. II. B.t WORLD-BEATERS ! Are Spcial Barpins We are Offeri 'Ms If you will come around and let us show you how you'll stop kicking about hard Boys' and Children's Dept. Nobby Furnishings. Men's Clothing. $2. oo child suits for, . . . 95c Negligee Shirts (complete line) $ 7.50 suits go at . . . $ 5.00 $4.50 "...$3.00 . from 50c. to $1.75. 1 2.00 suits go at... 8.00 $6.50 'J ". . . $4.00 Our new assortment of 14.00 suits go at ... 10.00 Boys' 3-piece long pant FANCY 16.00 suits go at . . . 12.00 $6 suit for ...... $3.25 MARSAILLES o J 18.50 suits go at . . . 15.00 Better grades proportion- V .b 1 b ately low. is simply immense. All other suits in proportion. 3"SEE THEM ! Ask- to see them. E? These are Bargains. . The Clothiers and Furnishers. fancy saddle aud park gelding, color chestnut; owned by Lee Bros., Mex ico, Mo.; sold to Thos. Kukland, Xew York City, $325. Xo. 41, Top, saddleaud harness geld ing, color steel gray; owued by II. O. Craig.Mexico, Mo.; sold to S. S. Biven, Columbia, Texas, $300. No. 44, l'rince Bex, saddle gelding, color bay; owued by Lee Bros, and Johnson, .Mexico, Mo.; sold to W. M. Carter, Iowa, $160. A IlRESD E -N HEIlllI.Vti. The Marriage of Mr. Hubert L. Morris and Miss Mary V. Morris. The nuptial of Miss Mary Mortis and Mr. Kobert L. Morris was cel ebrated Tuesday night at tbe Chris tian Church, Uev. Mr.Taylor otiiciat ing. The space back of the pulpit was hung with solt draperies of tbe Dres den colors used in the gown and the arch above was banked with magnolia boughs, fan palms and ferns. Magnificent palms, ferns and masses of fragrant white lilies filled the pulpit. Banks of dainty spring blossoms CI led the spaces on either side of the pulpit and tbe scene was one of rare beauty and animation. The organ, well played by Mrs. Wallace, announced the approach of tbe wedding party, led by the flower girls. The bride was attired in an ivory white DuchesEe satin, and its tint accorded charmingly with ber bru nette style. The bodice was trim med with a bertha of Duehesse lace in flower-like pattern; the skirt was finished with a tiny ruching and the train fell away in broad folds. The tulle veil was cod fined to the hair with pearl pins. She carried bride roses and was a lovely picture in her wedding gown. The bridemaids' gowns were without exception tasteful and ele gant. They were in the pictur esque Dresden style, with short, rounded paniers over white silk petticoats. All carried roses. Miss Emma Morris, maid o! honor, wore the pure white gown of silk with chiffon paniers. A short tulle veil confined her blonde tresses and lent a most becoming softness. Tbe pretty flower girls wore white silk petticoats with the color ed chiffon paniers and gloves and slippers to harmonize. Miss Mary Morris, of St. Louis, wore a white petticoat with pan iers and 6leeves of seafoam green chiffon. Her costume became her most charmingly. Miss Nannie Cauthorn looked handsome in ber gown of white silk with paniers of baby blue chiffon. Miss Kate fcerris wore a white silk petticoat, with tiny ruffles in panier design, and paniers of deli cate lavender chiffon set off her figure to a fine advantage. Miss Maud Cauthorn, a stately girl, . was tastefully dressed in a white silk petticoat with peach blossom, pink chiffon paniers. Blossom Morris, the little maid of honor, wore a long silk petti coat with yellow chiffon paniers. A tulle veil fell gracefully over the gown and she was a picture as she carried the ring on a pillow of roses. Alice Morris was a dainty little maid in white silk petticoat with paniers of delicate lavender chiffon. Salhe Blythe and Lizzie D.Arnold came in together dressed in white silk petticoats , with blue and pink chiffon paniers that were becoming and pretty. After the ceremony the bridal party and the relatives repaired to the residence of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Morris, where a reception was held. Wanted to Buy County Maps for Audrain and Callaway Counties. - G. W. Rokkutsox. Col. G. B. Kelly, of the Moberly Monitor, has just received a telegram that the prospects at his mine in Arizona are good. Kelly now has two gold mines, one in Arizona and the other in Moberly, Mo. House Strayed From my place, 6 miles east of Mexico, Saturday, . -i oi o m.- m. April 21, a 3 year old bay Ully, Star tn toreneaa. Any information thankfully received by Gus DlLLARD. Mr. Clinton B. Fox, formerly of this city, now of Slater, and Miss Georgia Piper, of that town, were married Tuesday evening, April 17. The bride and groom have been vis iting the latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Fox, of this city. Clint ia a popular employe of the Chicago & Alton railway. Th3 northwest earner of the Court House yardj is being used for a dumping ground. It will soon look as bad as the streets around the Square. Mrs. Dr. Toalson is still danger ously ill. announcements. Bate! for Anrouncitg Candidate!. State or District candidates $10 00 Local candidates. Weeklv 5 0U LocaUandidates, Daily 5o Local candidates. Daily and Weekly. 10 00 Representative. YXTE are authorized to announce T. A. MclNTYRE a candidate for Representative; subject to the rules and usages of the Democratic party. TE are authorized to announce W. W. BOTTS a candidate for Representative; subject to the Democratic primary, Saturday, May 5. Probate Judge. WE are authorized to annonnce W a. M. EDWARDS a candidate for re-election to the office of Pi-o- bate Judge of Audrain connty; subject to the action of the Democratic party. WE are authorized to announce A. B. CLUSTER a candidate for Pro)ate Judge; subject to the rules and usages of the Democratic party. County Collector. WE are authorized to annonnce GEO. W. DANIEL a candidate for County Collector; subji-et to the rules and usages of the Democratic party. WE are authorized to annonnce vv JOHN F. HARRISON a candidate for County Collector: subjvt to the Democratic primary, .Saturday, May 5. WE are authorized to annonnce vv J. E. JESSE a candidate for County Collector: subject to the Democratic primary, naiuruay, may a. WE are authorized to announce J. W. DOWELL a candidate for County Collector: subject to tbe rules and usages of the Democratic party County Clerk. WE are authorized to announce J. S. SNIDOW a candidate for County Clerk: subject to the rules and usages of the Democratic party. UJR are authorized to announce J. V. WILLIAMS a candidate for re-election to the office of Coun ty Clerk ; subject to the rules and usages of the Democratic party. Circuit Clerk. WE are authorized to announce GEO. W. ADAMS a candidate for Circuit Clerk; subject to the rules and usages of the Democratic party. WE are authorized to annonnce J. C. BUCKNER a candidate for Circuit Clerk; subject to the rules and usages of the Democratic party. TE are authorized to annonnce J. O. RICHART a candidate for Circuit Clerk; subject to the Democratic primary, Saturday, may d. WE are authorized to announce P. MILLER MORRIS a candidate for Circuit Clerk; subject to the rules and usages of the Democratic paity. County Treasurer. WE are authorized to announce F. V. GENTRY a candidate for County Treasurer; subject to the Democratic primary, Saturday, May 5. WE are authorized to announce v JOSEPH A. SPENCE a candidate for County Treasurer ; subject to the Democratic primary. Saturday, May . Prosecuting Attorney. 7 E are authorized to announce J. G. TRIMBLE the Democratic primary. Saturday, May f County Sheriff. WE are authorized to annonnce VV J. N. STEPHENS a candidate for Sheriff of Audrain County: sub ject to Democratic primary, Saturday. May a. WE are authorized to announce VV j. PRANK CROCKETT a candidate for Sheriff of Audrain County: sub ject to Democratic primary, Saturday, may n. liecorder of Deeds. WE are authorized to aunounce JAMES H. MINOR a candidate for re-election to the office of Re corder of Deeds; subject to the rules and usages of the Democratic party. WE are authorized to announce C. H. BRUCE a candidate for Recorder of Deeds: subject to the rules and usages of the Democratic narty. County Assessor. WE are authorized to annonnce VV 4. A. HARRISON a candidate for Assessor: snbject to the Demo cratic primary. Saturday, May 5. County Coroner. WE are authorized to announce I1H. N. R. RODES a candidate for Coroner; subject to the rules and usages of the Democratic paity. WE are authorized to announce DR. C. A. ROTHWELL a candidate for Coroner; subject to the rules and usages of the Democratic party. TE are authorized to annonnce W DR. J. E. HUTTON a candidate for Coroner: subject to the rules and usages of the Democratic party. Presiding Justice County Court. WE are authorized to announce M. C. FLYNT a candidate for Presiding Justice County Court; subject to tbe democratic primary, may i. County Judge, Eastern District. WE are authorized to announce VV t t ALEXANDER a candidate for Probate Judge of Eastern Dis trict; subject to uemocracic primary, .nay a. County Judge.Western District. WE are authorized to annonnce JOHN T. CREWS a candidate for County Judge Western District; subject to the Democratic primary. May 5. WE are authorized to announce j. D. SMITH a candidate for County Judge Western District; subject to tbe Democratic primary. May 5. Constable Salt River Township. WE are authorized to announce WILL D. LEE a candidate for Constable of Salt Kiver Town ship; subject to the rules and usages of tbe Democratic party. WE are authorized to announce Wx. LLEWELLYN mnriklate for Constable of Salt Kiver Town ship: subject to the rules and usages of the Democratic party. WE are anthorized to annonnce JOHN P. CAMPBELL oniHb for Constable of Salt River Town ship; subject to the rules and usages of the uemocranc iny . XT T E are anthorized to announce a candidate for Constable of Salt RiT Town- ship; subject to the rule and usages of the A. P. JOM.vsos Democratic party. WE are anthorized to announce W. E. SIMS rvfuilriate'ffir rvmntable of Salt River town ship: subject to the rules and usages of tbe Democratic party. Justice of tbe Peace. WE are anthorized to annonnce J. M. RILEY a candidate lor Justice or toe reao m aii mv er Township; subject to tbe Democratic prima ry, Saturday, May 5. WE are anthorized to annonnce a candidate for Justice of the Peace for Salt River Township; snb7Ct to the action of tbe Democratic party. - WE are anthorized to announce C. RAGSDALE m .anriMatj, for JtuticA of the Peace of Salt EiT er Township: subject to the roles and usages of tbe Democratic party. WE are anthorized to announce VV j J.WINStXJTT candidate for Jnatice of tbe Peace of Salt Riv er Township; subject to the Democratic prima ry. Saturday, jlay a. JJncle Sam Turner is reported to be very ill. - Wee far a dollar will go with us times ! Seasonable Remedies! 1 ' Curry your horse with those new double and reversible steel one- piece flexible ribbon clock springf steel Curry Combs: with those new Horse .Brushes with all steel flexible Brush 200 other kinds at Robertson's. The Mtaltspearean Contest. . The Keene Dramatic Club, com posed of University students, de lighted a fair audience at the Grand ferent Shakspearean plays. They r r j j also produced a scene from Kieunzi and Francisca la Rimini. With one or two exceptions the young men were very good indeed, and seemed well fitted for their parts. Among those deserving special mention were Messrs. Mitchell, Shouse, Rutherford and Thompson. Mr. Thompson, whose portrayal of Richard III won him the first honors in the contest, acquitted himself in a manner which won hearty applause from the audience. Elder V. B. Craig and Chester L. Dowell, cf Long Branch, were in town Tuesday en route to Concord to attend the wedding of C. L. Dowell and Miss Anna L. Leeper at that place on April 25. WOUCESTEU SEWS. Correspondence of the Ledger. Worcester, April 25. Farmers are busy planting corn and gardens are lookiDg fine. Mrs. Hodge and daughter,of . Cen tralia, are visiting at J. R. Hodge's. Miss Kate Hollopeter, of Mexico, has been visiting friends here since last Thursday Will Armstrong and Will Stark, of Rush Hill, spent Sunday at N Scberer's. Wonder where Ed. Scherer was Sunday night? We might guess as one of Mexico's'fairyoung ladies was visiting at J . K. Hodge's. We are glad to announce that lit tle Bessie Iiams is able to walk on crutches, and think that she will soon be well. Mrs. N Scherer is improving. Flode Iiams will be our future mail carrier. Died, at the residence of his son Frank, on the 23d, Mr. Peter Erdel, aged 84 years. Mrs. Dr. Cornett visited her par ents this week. The Sunday School was organized last Sunday. Mr. M. B Page is superintendent and Mr. John Smith assistant superintendent and Miss Martha Smith secretary, Mr. J. M. Atkinson treasurer. They meet next Sunday morning at 8 :30 o'clock. PRAIRIE VIEW ITEMS. Correspondence of the Ledges. Prairie View, April 25. Aunt Jane Brown is sick. Born, to Cook Grove and wife, a daughter. Mrs. Renie is on the sick list. The frost Saturday night cut the potatoes and gardens down again. Almost everybody resowed their oats Farmers are about through plant- ng corn. Ira Milhgan went to town Satur day and bought 500 pounds of 6hip stuff. On the following Monday morning he had only enough to fetd with. It had been 6tolen. Ben Brown has gone into the dog business. He has nine hound pups. Mr. Wm. Grove has returned home after a pleasant visit to his sister at Pierce City, Mo. Rev. Cowen will hold communion services at frame lew on the first Sabbath in May. Rev. Edmonston will preach at Chapel Grove next Sabbath. Mr. and Mrs. Colly and baby, of Moberly, are visiting here. Brown & Sims shipped one car load of hogs to Chicago to-day. Mrs. Bob Brown and Miss Mell Davis spent tbe Sabbath at West minster. Kev. John Robson, son-in-law of Wm. Grove, sailed for England the first of this month. Mrs. Frank Senile has lost her eye sight. WALKER DISTRICT ITEMS. Correspondence of the Ledger. Walker District, April 25.- Corn planting is nearly over for this year. There is a very large acreage being planted. The second sowing of oats are coming up nicely, and if the season is favorable there will be a large crop raised yef . A. B. Smock, who has been very sick for some time, we are clad to report is mending nicely. P. P. Collier made a business trip to College Mound last week. The sawmill on the Smock farm is doine a land oflice business, hav sawed over 4.000 feet of first-class lumber. Old man Winter is bead sawer and thoroughly understands hi hastiness, bavins served over 40 vears at his trade. Well, there will be considerable fruit yet if Providence will only faror us from this on. $140 for $100. TheCenturyBuggy As Fine as a Silk Shirt, As Solid as a Granite Wall. A $140 Buggy for $100. Have You Seen It? RUSH HILL ITE3S. Correspondence of the Ledger. Rcsh Hill, April 25. Rev. Chadden preached his first sermon in Rush Hill Sunday at the M. E. Church. He will be the regular pastor for one year at this place the second and fourth Sundays in each month. Mr. and Mrs. E. Hughes were the guests of M. E. Crawford and wife last Friday. Miss Dolly Harpe returned home Saturday froo an extended visit to relatives and friends in the Kingdom of Callaway. Miss Nettie Ridgway spent Sun day with her many friends in Gazette, Mo. Sheep shearing is near at hand but sheep are scarce. W. G. Sims caught six foxes on his farm the first of the week and one got away and also two good hounds Mr. Sims had are missing. Mr. H. H. Meyers, of Mexico, was in town Monday. He was down to look after his farm cue-half mile west of town. U. G. Skelly, of this place.will go to Mexico to engage as night man at the Water Works for Mr. Dyke. A little son of Frank Erdle had a bad accident last week while playing with his little brother in the house. He fell and broke his leg but is get ting along very nicely. It is not a settled fact yet, but it is supposed that MissKatie Hollopeter and Miss Nellie Hover will teach the Rush Hill school this fall and winter. We hope they will be elected as they are well qualified. The three-year-old son of Steve Johnson near Littleby church got his leg broken in two places Monday evening, one fracture above the knee and the other in tbe thigh. Dr. M. E. Crawford was summoned Tuesday morning to set tbe limb. Hog cholera is reported nearRock Hill church. It is hard for a farmer to go out in the morning and find two or three hogs dead weighing frojo 150 to 200 pounds. Most of tbe farmers are done planting corn in this vicinity. Died, April 23d at 2 :30 o'clock after a two weeks illness Peter Erdle. He passed away as though he bad gone to sleep. He made a selection of the text from which he wanted his funeral preached, which reads: "My work is done, I have healed my faith end labored for my Master lo these many years." It is hard to part from those we love, who are so dear to us, but we should be ready for we know not when the Son of man cometh. "Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord for they shall live again." The deceased was 80 years and one month old. His remains were laid to rest in Emanuel cemetery at the Bean Creek church on the 24th at 4 o'clock. The services were conduct ed by Rev. Jenricb. WASHISGTOX ITEMS. Correspondence of the Ledger. Washington District, April 25. Our teacher,Miss Bertie Boatman, is sick. As there is only a few more days of school it is likely that she will not resume again. Miss Ella McKee entertained a bevy of the young ladies of the neighborhood last Saturday in a most pleasant manner. Mrs. Allie Cowan has been in Mexico for same time at the liedside of her father, Samuel Turner, who is quite sick. Y. E. Newkirk met with a very painful accident last Thursday. While riding on horseback bis horse became frightened, reared np and fell back on him, injuring him severely. Miss Ldna liatton, 0! Richland, Mo., is the guest of her uncle, Jos. Brashears. Hamilton and Rice sold a car load of fat cows to some shippers in Mexico last week. Messrs. D. D. Armstrong, F. W. Brand and W. E. Newkirk were ap pointed trustees in the district. An eight months term of school was voted for the coming year. i. S. Mclntyre will be home next week from Columbia. FRO BEAN CREEK. Correspondence of the Ledger. Bean Creek, April 24. The majority of tbe farmers are finish ing up corn planting. Wheat is looking excellent, but we fear the oat crop will be short on account of the recent freeze. We are glad to announce that our Sunday School is increasing in interest and numbers, and we hope to make it a permanent institution. Mr. G. B. Willineham, our super intendent, is a faithful worker, and his efforts are marked by persistency and determination. We wish to correct a statement made bv one Bean Creek corres pondent who seemed to think that the mumps were raging in this com munity. We wish to say that there was onlv one case when he made that statement and he that was sick is now well and attending school. We heard yesterday that the in fant daughter of Mra. R. Armstrong had taken the same malady. We have only heard of three cases in all, so bow can the mumps be rag ing? Oar school is etill going on with a good attendance. SKI.WER CLIPPINGS. Correspondence of tbe Ledger. Skinner, April 24. How beauti ful is spring! The common question among women at present is : How many little chickens have you got? A young doctor from Moberly was at Skinner Saturday. Herntieipales locating here. He met many of our citizens and quite a number gave him encouragement. The countract for mail carrier was let to Mr. F. E. Smith, of Washing ton, D. C. Mr. William Baker is traveling for an insurance company, at Monroe City. Prof. Wm. Todd, of Monroe county, was in our midst Saturday. He is an applicant for the Fern Glen school. Will is a hustler and can use the rod dextrously. Mrs. Jno. Harrison, who has been sick for the past week, is much bet ter. Mr. Editor, we have a good com munity and "no black sheep in it." All of our elderly people are Christ ians and are awake to the interest of their children where corruption and fraud predominate. It is hard for one to achieve true greatness where enticing influence wraps its mantle about tbe shoulders of young men. It will finally drag them down to vagabonds. When one seeks tbe low hovels of chance his life is a failure. Then for the benefit of our growing young men those who once rested on a mother's bosom as a bud of promise, we earnestly en treat you to Ahoy ! For the rapids are below. Let's have a community free from the stains of iniquity, that from the countenances of our citi zens may rellect this motto: "Refinement on every hilltop, no places of allurement anywhere." FISH liKAMH ITESS. Correspondence of the Ledger. Fish Branch, April 23. Most of the farmers are about through planting corn. Oats that were supposed to be frozen out are coming out and look ing well. Mr. llelni,James Gilpin and John Fecht are through planting corn. Jim says the early bird catches the worm. Joe Early is the hustler on the Branch. He is living on J. T. Johnson's farm and is feeding 152 head of cattle and has forty acres of corn planted in stumpy ground. Joe says the stumps are as thick as tbe candidates are in Salt River town ship. John Fecht sold 14 head of nice hogs to Mr. Gant for 4?4C. Alex. Carter, Jr., delivered to W. Johnson Gl hogs contracted at $4.90. Most of the people on the Branch would like to know when that wed ding is coming off ? Why some of the boys can't stand in with the girls? What that young man has done to cause that girl to give him the G. B. Why that fellow objects for some other man going with his girl? When that man is going to pay that bet on that wedding? What Joe Wakefield is going to do now?. His girl says times are too hard to spark. I MON (.11 A TEL 1 I K VS. Correspondence of the Lkdokb. Union Chapel, April 25. Elder Coffer, of Montgomery City, will preach at this place next Sunday. Mike Stevens had the misfortune to have a fine horse cut very badly on a barbed wire fence. Georsre San ford is able to be out after having a sprained ankle. Ibe bunday school is progressing finely at this place. The corn crop in this neighbor hood is about planted. Born, to Mrs. II. V. Crum on the 18th, a girl. . ' Rev. Walton, of Mexico, filled Rev. Gibbs' rezular appointment Saturday and Sunday at this place. A. B. Kidweli has two car loads of cattle ready for tbe market. John Crura s two children, who have been ill with pneumonia, are some better. Wm. Staples has a very sick child. J. L. Bomar and wife spent last Sunday with P. Cram's family. Alex. Duckworth is making a cy clone cellar for this summer. J. E. Diabman is feeding CO head of cattle for tbe summer market. On Wednesday morning the good mare Emma Carroll, 2 :27, property of A. W. Robinson, of Vandalia, dropped a filly colt by Graltan, 2:17,'', son of Wilkes Boy by the great George Wilkes. Emma Carroll got her mark Sept. 2, I8i, on me Mexico track; be u by Charley Ross by Smuggler, 2:15V. The youngster is bred to step along some and we hope it may prove to be as fast as Directum. W. J. Fredde i home from a successful business trip to Texas.