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I lis Wnkly LisF I E FROM liDaleJ fjflp I Jan. f, '95, I UUU. This Offer is Mado g To New Subscribers Only, TiiiiiiiiiMiMiiiiiniiiiinHiiiHiiiniiiiiiiiiiir; WEEKLY LEDGER 21llllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllillllll! I farmers! I TAKE 1 The Weekly Ledger For Its Reliable Market Reports, County Correa- pondence service, Stock Notes and Agricultural matters generally. Strictly a Home Journal. K. M. WHITK, Editor and Proprietor. To Ow Pride in the Past and Oar Hope for the Ftwe, Let Us Add Vigorous Work in the Living Present. $1.80 per Year in Advance. Vol. XXXVII. Mexico, Audrain County, Missouri, Thursday, July 18, 1895. Miiiiiuiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiir; MEXICO 1 r!s aic ahiinl in the Cleveland The Ht-oro stands :i to 0. S i i:n: v Itouii! i4 now no lame that il ranrol even walk; it never was si rinii; oinjiifjli to run. Tin: I h'liioeratK of Missouri had bet Icr In- sii-ii'!iti' their time lighting I'illi'y rat her than lighting -a-h oilier. 'i; k ! v . Iiiis lii'f.iiiK! a lost occu pation, ami nobody hail t imp to shed a te;:r over its loss; everybody busy ii oiniii;; prosperity. I.i.r those who have been instru inental n ' ;:lliii;; .1 I leiuoerat ie State 'uiiveiil ina t his ear manage it and Man;! i d.' i on.TinieneeK. Ii- ( 'Iiaiini ey !epi'v is ritcht about a eol!i"e course curing the talk habit nil dt our colleges ought to !? enlarged at once. Such a cure will till a long loll waul. Tin: swindling spiritualist io medium is aain In-ill shown up, but, like the nirN m-in, tie will Coiuiiino to lind new vi t ims until luinum nature rhanrcs. Tin: I i ii'.ocra!!i- party would be the gainer i:' n.iiiio of t'io-;e who have pu.icd a-i loader without displaying any ol a leader" iualillc;ations were tent to tin- rear to May. M. '.. !!i :,., .fosse Harper ajid perhaps l rs. Lease, will make speeches at t he Youngs Creek picnic July i". They all agree- in their opinion of Cleveland, Carlisle and t!io National I lemoeiMtic Administration. IT will bee future that er.itie p;rty forts of I : j briie.; about nine evident in the near there is but one Denio , notwithstanding the ef nblieaiei and Populists to i dillerent result. I'Al.'i- is right up to date. She al ready has a bird's-eye-view of the net World's i'air on the market, and has Impes that by P'kii .she will have acquired the Chicago Method of '"do ing" visit ors. lli l'i i: .K A ns were quick enough to charge the I icniocrutie party with re Hponsibil ty (or the "hard times," but now refuse it credit for returning prosperity. It's a poor rule that doesn't work both ways. Til i: calling of a Democratic Con vention this year proves that the ex tra session of the Legislature called by (iovtrnor W. ,1. Stone was not without results. The extra session was called for that purpose. As rut as the Li:if;i;K has been able to ascertain there is not a Dem ocratic metropolitan paper in the United Slates in favor of free and un limited coinage of .silver Hi to 1 with out an international agreement. Tim: Mexico Li;iii;i;k cheerfully sub scribes to the following, which is car ried at the head of the Shelbiua ' Mo. i rt mnrmr.; tn7TTr'T7imT,pTTr)rrrT;Cfl riy w, O. L. .lewetl: "The I'-nKx-ml is Dem ocratic tr im principle, not for policy. It is Democratic always, not for a season." Now that the existence of a genuine and widespread business revival can not be denied, tilt; editor of the New York Tritium- makes a monkey of himself liy expressing his fears that the revival will not last long. Perhaps he thinks the liepublieau Congress will do something to hurt business. Tiik minister wiio preaches against the extravagance of the rich is on the wrong track. It is impossible for the rich to he too extravagant. The money they spend to gratify their whims is of much greater benefit to t he world than it would be if hoarded. The niistrly rich an; tho ones who ought to be preached at. WllKV the Kiaie Convention meets this year instead of arranging for a largo mens of crow to be eaten by Missouri Democrats in IS'.mi, it should discuss ways and means to elect the Democratic ticket in Missouri. Tiie National Democratic platform in ls9ti will bo even stronger for sound money than thai adopted by Kentucky Dem ocrats. Ti i k 1. 1 : 1 1, : k is is u nab le to u n derstand the spirit, which prompts a man to shirk the responsibilil ies of citizen ship. Why a citizen, especially one who is well llxed, should attempt to dodge his taxes, his church dues ami all other calls that are mado for char ity ami like causes, is beyond our com prehension, (iood citizens should not only be willing, but anxious to meet all necessary expenses of con dueling a good government. This is one of tho chief qualifications of od citizenship. Tiik Kentucky Populists adopted a platform which calls for free and un limited coinage of silver; denounces the gold hugs, Republicans, Creat Uritain, bonds, Democrats, hard times and other things; calls for more greensbacks and reasserts the Omaha platform. One of the many absurd ities of Populism is the demand for unlimited silver coinage, and also for greenbacks. If the flat government gives value, why put any silver at all in the dollar? Why not have green backs, pure and simple? Thk Lkihikh has been taken to task by some of its contemporaries for saying that "Senator Cieorgo Vest was not in favor of the free and unlimited coinage of silver Id to 1, without an in ternational agreement." Just before Senator Vest left for Europe he said to a reporter: "The silver men do not demand mi immediate approval of a free coinage law, and would bo con tent with a frank, honest expression committing tho party to bimetallism and a free use of silverassoon as some practical measure could be formulated and enacted into law." Ot'B local Democratic contemporary takes tho I.kimikk to task for standing on a statement mado by C. C. Maffltt, Chairman of the Statu Democratic Central Committee. The Lkix;er had a right to form its favorable opinion of Mr. Matlitt on account of a column and a hall endorsement of this gentle man published by the nfrlftycnw just before we stated that Mr.MaflHt would do just what lie agreed to do. The In trllujenctr endorsed Mr. MaiTitt and the Lf.kukr followed suit. The Intel ligenerr now discredits Mr. Maflitt and the public can draw its own conclus ions. Tin: x f;imilv. Tin-: I.kimikk has not iced here lately that ouite a number of public speakers, private- haranguers und a few so-called Democratic newspapers are trying to cause trouble in the Democratic party by endeavoring to leave the impres sion that every Democrat who favors the present national Democratic policy and who is not in f;ivor of free and unlimited coinage of silver Hi to 1 without an international agreement, is a Republican. Some who are sail ing under Democratic colors go so far as to read out of the Democratic party any man or newspaper that does not favor this policy. Without taking m to consideration the policy of the Na tional Democratic Administration or that of the last Democratic plat form, on which such a signal victo ry was won, the T.kim;kk would call the attention of these people to the fact that some of Audrain County's most prominent Democrats, who were born in Missouri, nursed at the breast of a Democratic mother, were rackad in a Democratic cradle, and many of of them fought in the Southern army, stand solid on this platform and first, last and all the time are for making one dollar as good as another. We have such business men and farmers in every county in Missouri. We have them in every town, county and in every State in the Union. There is no sense in talking about Democrats who favor this policy being "John Sherman Republicans." Kentucky Democracy, which has always been pointed to with pride by Democrats throughout the entire country, en dorsed this policy at the hands of the people by a two-thirds vote. Demo crats all over the I uion, who nave been I emocrats always and from prin ciple, stand squarely on this platform and will do so until they die and no attempt to drive them out of the party will succeed. Some of the rankest advocates of the free and unlimited coinage of silver at lfi to 1 without an international agreement are Republi cans. Right here in Missouri you lind the Kansas City Journal and other rabid Republican papers are advocat ing that cause. Right here in Mexico we have rank supporters of that move ment who are leading members of the Republican party, but when the time comes they will vote the straight Re publican ticket no matter what the platform is. Democrats should learn a lesson from their Republican neigh bors and stick to the grand old Dem ocratic party through thick and thin.1 Let us settle our troubles in the fam ily and not wash oar dirty linen be fore the public. After the platform is made and the ticket nominated we will need all the votes of all the "kinds of Democrats" there are. Ik every man in Audrain county who owes anything will settle the same there will be plenty of money in circu lation. This Btatementamalieaonly to. those who are able to settle. There are hundreds of peoplo in Mexico and Au drain county who owe sums of money varying from one dollar to one thous and dollars who could pay without any inconvenience to themselves. When business men in this county do busi ness on a cash basis times will be much better than they are to-day. The peo plo who never pay their debts are tho ones who do the most complaining and growling and are in favor of stay laws," "laud loan schemes" and everything else in order to get a liv ing without work. They Are Democrats. The attempt to make it appear that Secretary of State Lesueur, State Au ditor J. M. Seibert and Attv. Gen. K. Walker are "gold bugs" is too flimsy and silly for any one to pay the slighest attention to. These gentle men are thoroughly in accord with the views of the great majority of their party in this State and are for the free and unlimited coinage of silver. Jef ferson City Tribune. Lesueur, Seibert and Walkeraro not "gold bugs" or "silver bugs," but plain, every-day Democrats and just why the Jefferson City Tribune finds it necessary to apologize for these gentlemen is beyond the comprehen sion of the Mexico Lkdukii. They are attending to their business and earning the salary they are draw ing from the State of Missouri. Other otlicers may be calling extra sessions of the Legislature, writing interviews and in various or divers other ways using the t ime belonging to their con stituents in advertising themselves or in trying to force their personal views on the people, right or wrong, but Lesneur, Seibert and Walker are Democratic ollicials, attending to their duties honestly and conscientiously. They are not bosses of, but the ser vants ot the people. There were thirty-eight floats in the Centralis Fourth of July celebra tion. HealthAli Gone Unequal to Family Duties-No Appetite Hood's Sarsaparllla Cave Strength and Courage to Work. "I was in inch condition I could not walk even about the bona to attend to house- Hold duties and cara for my chil dren and family. I did not have the atrengthof child. I waa treated by aeTeral physicians, who prononnced my trouble Scrof ula and Female Weakness. I could eat only a slice ot bread and drink a cap of tee, three times a day. Some times I could stand soft boiled eeir 'UtM,m airs. John Has Oran, W. Y. for dinner. I became reduced to skin and Dinen; at last tbey bad to draw me about the house seated in a rocking chair. I was in a terrible state when my husband, having noticed advertisements ot Hood's f-f ood's Sarsa purilla Kareaparllla, urged upon me to give It Cures trial. After taking V nVyTs one bottle I received su Helen t benefit to know that I had at last found the riht medicine. I have now taken several bot tles and am able to Attend My Housework. In fart, I am on my feet about all day, and can fro np etafre easily. I cannot aay enough In praise of Hood's Sersaparilla." Mae. John Has, Box 82, Oran, N. Hnnd4 Pill are tasteless, satld.eiree. HWUSril Te. All drucaUU. aso. unuuiiiam iu.uivu,a, JHXSTISKl 1 Depositions Being Taken in the Dr, Hearne Libel Suit. 1 lANN-iBAi., Mo.,July 10. The taking ui iK-j-iumiiuiiH in me case of Dr J. C. Hearne vs. M. II. De Young, proprie tor of the San Francisco Chron tWe.and james iiiunt, San Diego correspon dent to that paper, asking for 100,(K)0 uamages, eiatmed to have been sus tained by the publication of a tele gram from San Diego intimating that Dr.Hearne was implicated in the mur der of Amos J. Stillwell, tho first hus band of Mrs. Hearne, began in the ollice of Hon. (leorge A. Mahan, de fendant's attorney, at 10 o'clock to day. The only witness examined to day was Wm. A. Munger, ex-Mayor, and a member of the Hannibal Lime Company. Mr. Munger was sum moned by the defense. Dr. Hearne and A. L, Clark. Chica ire)nta- tive of the Chronicle, have been the only persons present excepting the attorneys, typewriter and reporters. Mr.Munger testified that Dr.Hearne and Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Stillwell at tended a card party at his residence on the night of the murder, and that the three took their departure a lit lie before midnight in company. John I-.. Stillwell, a nephew of the murder ed man came to the witness' house about daybreak the following morn ing and informed him of the murder, The bedstead had been taken down when he arrived at theStillwell house, He testified that Dr. Hearne had told him that he (Hearne; accompanied the Stillwells as far as the corner of Fifth and Broadway on their way home, and, leaving them there, went to his office. He said that the names of Dr.J.C. Hearne and Fannie C. Still well, now Mrs. J. C. Hearne.had been connected with the murder by intima tion m newspaper articles and by gen eral repute among the peoplo of Han nibal. The marriage of Dr. J. C Hearne and Mrs. Fannie C. Stillwell, the widow, took place iu less than a year after the murder. In cross-examination, the witness said that only the names of Dr. Hearne and Mrs. Stillwell had been connected with the murder by inference in the newspaper articles, and that he had never seen the name of R. II. Still well, son of the deceased, connected with the murder in that way. He said that Dr. Hearne and Mrs. Hearne were immediately suspected of being con nected with the murder, and that 11, H. Stillwell had been suspected of ob structing the investigation, and that many persons who suspect Dr. Hearne and wife assign the following reasons for this belief: Supposed attention received by Mrs. Stillwell from Dr. Hearne previous toMr.Still well's death that had become public talk; the pernffar actions or Mrs. 8tillwil fol lowing the murder; her receiving of personal attention from Dr. Hearne immediately after the murder; a pre mature marriage, and apparently tempestuous family difficulties. "I never heard criticisms reflecting on Dr. Hearne previous to Mr. Stillwell's death, but soon after his death their relations became more or less general talk, which, connected with other cir cumstances, have been the grounds on which suspicion has been based. At the time of the murder Mrs. Stillwell showed what was regarded as more love and interest in the children than her murdered husband lying in the bed. There were no indications, so far as I have ever known, of any ef fort on her part to find the murderer of Mr. Stillwell. In reply to a question, the witness said that the undue care for her child ren on the partof Mrs. Stillwell which he referred to consisted in calling the servants from another room, taking and helping to take the children into the other room, having the door lock ed between herself and the servants, and passing out through the room without showing solicitude as to whether her husband was merely stunned or killed. She did not know his condition until a neighbor return ed with her from across the street. The witness thought that the natural woman would have seen whether her husband was dead or only hurt, as the murderer, according to her testimony, had left the room, and neither she nor her children were in any danger. The witness said that he had never beard that the widow, as one of the heirs, authorized or requested E. H. Still well, as administrator of the estate, to offer the .10,000 reward which was re cently withdrawn. He said that he was not on friendly terms with Dr. Hearne, because of some facts that came to the witness' knowledge of his actions that the wit ness thought were unworthy of a man that he would call his friend. He said, in conclusion, that the motive gener ally ascribed to Dick Stillwell for the attempted suppression of an investi gation of the murder on certain lines was his desire to protect the good name of his sister and brothers. A plat of the Stillwell premises was offered in evidence, marked "Exhibit A." Adjournment was taken at 5 p. m. until 9 o'clock to-morrow morning. Hannibal, Mo., July 11. The work of taking depositions in the case of Dr. J. C. Hearne vs. the San Francis co Chronicle was resumed this morn ing, and there were several sensation al episodes. Charles Clayton, a wit ness, and Dr. Hearne would doubtless have had a personal encounter but for the interference of the Notary Public and the attorneys. Jacob Korner and W.TXeagne, who were the first persons at the scene of the murder, recounted the particulars as they knew them. R. H. Stillwell, son of Amos J. Still well, the murdered man, furnished the sensation of the day. He was on the stand for some time, and in closing said: "I saw Dr. Hearne and Mrs. Fannie C. Stillwell frequently together, and my impression was that his attitude toward her was as gentle and affec tionate as It possibly could have been. I noticed this within a day or two af ter the murder. This conduct of Dr. Hearne caused me to write to Mrs Stillwell at Battle Creek that if she was not aware of his affection, or be had not already propsed to her, that he soon would, and unless she stopped him or refused a proposal that she could no longer associate with res pectable people in Hannibal or be looked upon with respect. She wrote back and said I was mistaken in my judgment of Dr. Hearne; that be was gentle and kind, and that his atten tions would have been the same to any other woman. This was two months after the murder. I had noticed Dr. Hearne's attentions from the time of the murder on. This did not break off our relations. Their relations con tinued until December, 18S9, when they were married. I had no infor mation of any relations between them prior to the murder, but have learned since, within the past two weeks, that they were in love with each other before my father's death, and that actions and conduct on one occasion caused her to be alarmed at the situation that existed between the two, and that she in some way tried to break off this relationship, and per suaded one or two persons to have i talk with Dr. Hearne to induce him to cease exercising bis influence over her, and stop his visits to her, and that Dr. Hearne told the party who had interfered that he was not will ing to cease his devotions; that he did not consider my father a fit compan ion for her, and he intended to use his influence to bring about a divorce. The statements made by this wit ness, most of them stronger and more salacious than those given above, caused a great deal of excitement and comment, and are the all-absorbing topic discussed on the streets. . Mrs. Dr. Hearne, formerly Mrs. A. J Stillwell, is en route here from Los Angeles. Hannibal, Mo., July 12. The tak ing of depositions in the libel suit of Dr. J. C. Hearne vs. the San Francisco Chronicle was continued to-day. On the cross-examination "Dick Stillwell said if he was permitted to do so he would like to explain why he had deviated from a strict answer to (piestions yesterday. "I have," said he, "been accused of trying to suppress the investigation of this case. For a period of five or six years, I firmly believed the innocence of Dr. Hearne, and had said so boldly, but the developments and circum stances have caused me to change my mind. I do not say that they are guilty of tbiB crime." "Did not Mrs. Stillwell have epilep tic fits before the murder?" "She did." "Were Dr. Hearne's attentions to Mrs. Stillwell that night anything more than a physician of keen sensibil ities would show? Did you remark it that night?" "I saw nothing to cause comment. There were women present. I would like to state in her favor that she was subject to these spells, and I have of ten aeon tier nave tnem. l lirmly be lieve that she talks at random in these spells, and she is as likely to speak on one subject as another, but I have never heard her say while in ono of these spells that she knew anything about the murder." "What was her condition on that night?" "She was in one of these spells from five to eight hours after she alarmed the neighbors. She said that night while in the spell that her husband had been killed, and that she could see the form of a man. I have heard her talk in these spells and this indicated to me that she was innocent." "Don't you think she is innocent?" "I can't say; I do not know." "Who told you about the slugging that Dr. Hearne talked about?" "Mrs. Susie Hayward, of Chicago, made the statement to me as having been made to her by Dr. Hearne, and that he told her in connection about meeting and having passed my father one mgbt in my father's residence. She said that if he had shot my father he would have been hanged for mur der. Dr. Hearne replied that if he had shot my father, the people would have thought he was shot by a burglar." "What kind of a woman is Mrs. Hay- ward?" She is above reproach. Her state ments are as truthful as any in this community. Mrs. Hayward also told me that Mrs. Stillwell was completely under the control and in the power of Dr. Hearne before my father's death, and he could do anything with her he wanted to." "How did you happen to see her? How did you get her?" I got her through the influence of a gentleman and his wife Who former ly lived here, and are spending awhile in Chicago." "WThat are their names?" "Do I understand that I must an swer, Judge?" I Jndge Harrison ruled that he mnst answer. "Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Heywood. They are in Chicago, but they travel with a theatrical troupe." "How did you first learn that Mrs. Hayward knew anything about this matter?" "I was satisfied that she could throw more light on this matter than any other living person. I visited Chicago several times to interview her, but could not induce her to talk until re cently. While Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Heywood and Mrs. McKnight were visiting here a month ago I induced them to see her in Chicago and prevail upon her to tell what she knew. They promised me to do so, and as a result of the earnest solicitation of either one or all of those people Mrs. Hayward was induced to make this statement in my presence and in the presence of C. P. Haywood and W. H. Haynes. She called the latter her attorney or ad viser." Did she tell yon why she had been so long in revealing the facts?" "Yes, sir. She said that on one oc casion she intimated to . Dr. Hearne that these facts were worrying her, and that she stated to him, 'Suppose I should tell Mr. Stillwell abont the re lations between yon and bis wife?' He said, if yon did I wonld kill yon. That deterred her, in connection with her former love for my father's wife. She did not say these were her rea sons, but that was my inference gained from the manner in which she made the statement. I feel confident in my own mind that Mrs. ilarward was a very intimate friend of my father's wife before the murder. I know that the knowledge of Dr. Hearne's intimacy with my father's wife caused her to treat Mrs. Stilwell cooly, and to gradually break away and sever herself from that friend ship." Mr. Stillwell has been summoned by the defense for Monday. Mrs. Hearne is expected to arrive from Los Angeles to-morrow, and will confront her step-son Monday on the witness stand. The other witness testified to the facts of the murder INTERESTING ITEMS. Kansas has twenty women holding office as County Superintendents of Public Instruction. A new game law went into effect in Maine on July 4 which provides that no person shall kill, catch, destroy, or carry away more than fifteen trout and landlocked salmon in any one day tor four years from the date of the law taking effect. A lone fisherman on a Biddeford, Me., wharf hooked a keg of fine old whisky the other day which had been lying at the bottom of the river for a long time, according to appearances and taste. The wharf has since been crowded with anxious anglers. An unusual number of agents from Western and Southern States are sta tioned in New York this year tor the purpose of inducing immigrants to settle in the States which they repre sent. Even Wisconsin and California are desirous of attracting newcomers. A raft containing over seven mil lion feet of lumber, mostly white pine, is on its way down the Mississippi to St. Louis. It is believed to be the biggest raft ever floated down the river. Carried by rail the lumber would make four and a half miles of car loads. Mrs. Thomas Laudy, a native of Ire land, but who spent most of her life in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, died at Mahanoy City, Pa., last Wed nesday at the authenticated age of 102 years. Her mind was entirely clear up to the day of her death, and she had a remarkably good memory. A fight in progress on the end of a wharf at Bar Harbor, Me., the other day, was interrupted by the appear ance of the police. In their efforts to escape both principals stumbled over obstructions and fell into the harbor, They were fished out of the water with all fighting fervor washed out. During the past month of June, diphtheria was more widely prevalent than usual in some cities. From the report for the four weeks of the month it is learned that the number of cases of the infectious disease was 877. The mortality caused by it was chiefly among children under 5 years of fashionable tailor, who makes garmentsjfor those who can afford to pay his price, predicts that the don ning of knickerbockers by wheelmen will lead to the revival of the old cus torn of wearing knee breeches; but it is not every dude who would like to dis play his calves on Broadway or the Bowery. A farmer who recently homesteaded on the Cheyenne River, near Smith- ville, S. D., has just applied to the United States Land Office at Rapid City for permission to make entry on another forty acres of land, because, he says, the recent rains have washed forty acres of his original entry into the river. Many women in Lewiston and Au burn are, and have been for some time, wearing "rainy day costumes" with skirts which reach only to the tops of their shoes. The townsfolk have become accustomed to the in novation and the dress does not now attract any attention, except in the way of commendation for the com mon sense features of the costume. The "bicycle face" of anxiety or dispair is never seen on the boys who have learned to ride the wheel. Lit tle chaps with smiling faces may be seen riding gracefully and easily with out a sign of any disturbance of the spirit. Those who acquire a thorough knowledge of the art of wheeling in their early youth possess a great ad vantage over the people who take their first lessons in it after the mus cles have hardened. A big duck ranch at Damariscotta, Me., is making considerable profit for its proprietor. With twelve large in cubators he has raised about 25,000 ducks this season, and marketed them in Boston and New York City at prices ranging from 30 to 40 cents a pound. . -- - - -i The horse canning factory on the Columbia BJver is now in full opera tion. It is said that experts declare their inability to distinguish between canned horseflesh and canned beef; but it is not explained, as might be in ferred, that this fact will be relied on to secure sales for the product. New Electric Line Projected. Cedae City, Mo., July 10. Ar rangements are being made to begin the survey of an electric railway line connecting Jefferson City, Cedar City, Ashland and Columbia. The length of the line is to be about 36 miles, and much interest is being taken in Cole, Callaway and Boone counties in the project. Mrs. John Wieschaus, of 2654 Hick ory street, St. Louis, Mo., is spending the summer with friends and relatives in this county. Mrs. Anna Gap, wife of Ex- Deputy U. S. Marshal, Columbus, Kan., says: "I was delivered of TWINS in less than SO min utes and with scarcely any pain after using only two bottles of "MOTHERS' FRIEND" DID NOT ST7TTER AFTEBWAKD. tV9ntby Kxpmsorinsll.oR receipt of prleff, II. SMS mt battle Boot "til MOTIIkjur ntlM im. BBABFIIX BECTTAT0R CO.. STLATTA, Si. SOLD BY AU DRCUG1STS. CHURCH GIRLS GIVE A SHOW. The General Audience Enjoyed It, But Some Folks Were Surprised. Metuchen, N. Y., July 11. A dozen fashionable young women, whose fam ilies make their summer homes here, concluded some time ago that a negro minstrel performance for the benefit of St. Agnes Guild of St. Luke's Ems- copal church wonld be a good thing lor the guild and furnish some recrea tion for themselves. The performance came off last night in Robin's Hall. The best families in St. Luke's and in the town were represented. People were turned away for lack of room. The girls were made up by a professional. The curtain went up on a semicircle of well-blacked perform ers. The men were in burlesque negro attire, and the young women wore red bandannas, basques of calico or ging ham, and skirts of wonderful hues that hung just far enough from the floor to show pretty ankles encased in hosiery of lurid stripes. Pretty soon sensitive people began to fidget under the jokes. There was no evidence that the rector of St. Luke's had exercised a censorship over the jokes that flew about the cir cle. Then, when three very proper young women stepped out and did the son or and tbmborine dance, there were ex clamations of surprise from some of me more staid ladies of the guild. The audience as a whole was im mensely tickled and applauded wildly. The show came to a close with a rat tling cake walk, in which there was a lively dance. MANY PEOPLE FL001JED OUT. Five Hundred People in Salina, Kan., Driven From Their Homes and Made the Objects of Charity. Salina, Kas., July 10. At 12 o'clock last night the Smoky Hill river was thought to be at a standstill. A fresh flood came, and at noon to-day it had risen five incbes more and is still ris ing. Five hundred people have been driven from their homes and have taken refuge in the school buildings, being cared for by active citizens. In the valley of the river scores of farmers and their families have had tc fly for their lives and crops have been destroyed and stock and buildings washed away. The damage cannot be estimated till the water recedes. Yesterday a Swede who lives ten miles up the river went with his wife on horseback to an elevated island to release some cattle. While there a sudden change in the current sub merged the island and they only es- nnrad (com being drownofl by ulinb -. ing trees. After six hours' imprison ment they were rescued by men in Doats. Bridges have been washed away in great numbers and dams and mills greatly damaged. Democrats Should Not Fall Out. From the Linnens (Mo.) Bulletin. If our 16 to 1 brethren wish to hold a convention we do not see why any one should oppose them. But if they wish in that convention to formulate a platform stating that the Dem ocracy of Missouri endorses and will support the 16 to 1 ratio, we object and shall continue to object as long as we are Democrats and represent Demo crats who do not favor the fiat ratio for coinage of silver. The free trade element in the Democracy has a bet ter right to meet and rule all other elements ont of the party than have our 16 to 1 friends the right to pro claim all disloyal to the party who do not endorse their pet ratio. Free trade has more than once been en dorsed in the National platform of the party, and 16 to 1 silver never has had a word of endorsement or encourage ment from that source; yet, while we ardently believe in free trade, we would object to any snch untimely ac tion in its favor as is now proposed by the Bland element in the Democratic party in behalf of 16 to 1 silver. Platform 1892. In our platform of 1892 we declared: "We hold to both gold and silver as the standard money of the country and to the coinage of both gold and silver without discrimination against either metal or charge for mintage, but the dollar unit of coinage of both metals must be of equal intrinsic and exchangeable value or be adjusted through international agreement or by such safeguards of legislation as shall insure the maintenance of the. parity of the two metals and the equal power ef every dollar at all times in the mar kets and in payment of debts, and we demand that all paper currency shall be kept at par with and redeemable in such coin." That Tired Feeling Is a common complaint and it is a dangerous symptom. It means that the system is debilitated because of impure blood, and In this condition it is especially liable to attacks of dis ease. Hood's Sarsaparilla is the rem edy for this condition, and also for that weakness which prevails at the change of season, climate or life. Hood's Pills act easily, yet promptly and efficiently on the bowels and liver. 25c. PREDICTS A FLOOD. Pottstown, Pa., People Terrified by a Prophet. Pottotown, Pa., July 9. Great ex citement prevails among the supersti tious here because of a published let ter from Jonathan C. Hill, of Johns town, Pa., warning the people to flee from a flood, which, be says, will de stroy Pottstown. He says a rain will set in and continue thirty-five hours. Some of the most alarmed have sought refuge on high ground, and others are prepared to leave their homes at a moment's notice. During the twelve years the Brook lyn bridge bas been opened to the public In has been crossed by about 360,000,000 people, or an average of 30,000,000 a year. The total earnings from traffic have been more than 11,000,000. The Cycling Girl. From the Somerville Jonrn&l. The hammock girl is out of date, The carriage girl passee, The girl who rides the bicycle Rules all the world to-day. She flashes by with graceful speed, As if she rode on air, And as she glides along she finds Admirers everywhere. Let Bishop Doane and Bishop Coxe Abuse her as they may, The cycle girl is here brand-new, And she is here to stay. She doesn't care how much they fuss, For she knows she's all right, For, even as they grumble, they Must own she's out of sight. So here's to the sweet cycle girl. In bloomers or in skirts, She's worth a dozen of the girl That lounges round and flirts. And here's a wish for Bishop Coxe, A -railing on the. fence; That he may live and grow in grace, - And some day have more sense. ENTIRELY UNCALLED FOR. Mr. R. H. Cauthorn, of Mexico, Justly Indignant. 'Silent Observer," in the Vandalia Leader, commenting on speeches made at Laddonia at the 4th of July celebra tion, referring to one made by R. H, Cauthorn, a prominent citizen and business man of Mexico, says: "Mr. Cauthorn seemed to become so enthused in denouncing both old par ties and advocating the Populist doc trine that we concluded he was wound up for the balance of the week. Fin ally, by the earnest solicitation of the town marshal, he was induced to shut off steam." Mr. Cauthorn, in conversation with a representative of the Ledger to day, called attention to the above statement and said: "The town mar shal was acting as chairman of the meeting. He invited me to speak, in troduced me to the audience and no tified me when my time was up. I was treated in a most courteous and gen tlemanly manner by the chairman and by the audience. When my time bad expired I quit, as any speaker wonld, and that is all there is in the malicious statement made above." Since 1878 there have been nine epi demics of dysentery in different parts of the country in whichChamberlain's Cholic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Rem edy was used with perfect success. Dysentery, when epidemic, is almost as severe and dangerous as Asiatio cholera. Heretofore the best efforts of the most skilled physicians have failed;to check its ravages, this remedy, however, has cured the most malig nant cases, both of children and adults, and under the most trying conditions, which proves it to be the best medi too in tbo - wld o -lllWgl ' SOI" plaints. For sale by C. A. Buckner, aruggisi; FACTS WORTH KNOWING. As an illustration of the vitality of the old Welsh language it is shown that it is still spoken by 85 per cent of the population of Wales. The people of the United States use on an average 12,000,000 postage stamps of all kinds each and every day of the year, or a total of about 4, 380,000 per annum. Two big sturgeons, one weighing 200 pounds and the other 150 pounds, were caught at one haul of the net by a fisherman at Pultneyville, N. Y., last week. "Familiarity breeds contempt," is a proverb found in one form or another in every European or Asiatic language having a literature. Its earliest form is believed to have been the Sanskrit. The white rhinoceros has become nearly,if not quite, extinct. There are two stuffed specimens in England and one in the Cape Town museum. It is the largest species of the genus. Spectacles were invented in Italy about 1285. They were at first very expensive, so were worn by only wealthy persons or noblemen, and so it became to be regarded as a mark of rank. The recently elected police force of South Bend, Wash., is probably the smallest and biggest in the country. It consists of two men, one of whom weighs 295 pounds and the other 285 pounds. Deer are so plentiful along the Rogue river, in Oregon, that the sys tematic slaughtering of them for their hides alone is a profitable business,the men egaged in it being known locally as "deer skinners." Look Out for Democratic Victory. From tbs AaxvsHae Kevlew. The Financial Question will not be settled in the Democratic party until settled at the National Convention. Until then every Democratic should study well the question at issue. This personal criticism should cease and the merit of the question alone should be discussed. There is no need of de stroying chances for Democratic vic tory simply to please a few anxious politicians. We recommend De Witt's Colic and Cholera Cure because we believe it is a safe and reliable remedy. It's good effects are shown at once in cases of Cholera Morbus and similar com plaints. Wooldridge & Purdy. If President Cleveland again be comes the Democratic candidate it will be largely owing to personal abuse of him by Republicans. ECZEMA From early t child- hood until I was grtwn my family ( spent a fortune ' tr vine to cure me of this disease. I1 ' visited Hot Springs, and was treated -, by the best medical men, but was not ( Denetitea. conM wnen an , I things had f fff! failed i ' determined to try S. S. S., and in ( ' lour montns was entirely cured. 1 ne j ' terrible Eczema was rone, not a sign ' of it left: my Eeneralhealth built up. J 1 and I have never had any return of a the disease, nun nunnn. have since linil limilllli 'recommended -. . S. S. S. o a Bosibw of frlsnds lor skis 41c " esses, sad "Wfwl knows a I smuts i can. weo. w. 1KWIN. Iran, vs. Kimr fmfls Co tfsrs. ( sftsr ll ether i Timum on Bloom so : IM la mat sdorsts. SWT 8PKUT0 CO, Marti, 6a. Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report MM ADSOMJTEI.Y pure CASES FOR THE GRAND JURY. The Negro Boy Hutchison in Jail for Criminal AssaultTwo Other Arrests. Assistant ProsecntlngAttorney John D. Orear has been quite busy the last two days hi the interest of the State, Prosecuting Attorney J. Q. Trimble being out of town. Three State cases one near Wor cester, one at Thompson and the third tn Mexico- have been laid on the shelf, so to speak, for the next Grand Jury to act npon by this hustling young attorney. . Roy Hutchison, a negro boy 18 years old, is now occupying a cell in the County Jail in this city, lodged there by Deputy Constable John Beagles, of near Worcester, last night. The charge against him is that of rape. Passing the house of a colored man named Scott near Worcester Wednes day he asked Annie, the 14-year-old daughter of Mr. Scott, if her father was at home and received a negative answer. Hutchison at once proceeded to assault the girl and, no one being near, he succeeded. Parties over a quarter of a mile away heard the screams of the girl. His preliminary trial was held in Squire Baker's Court at Worcester yesterday. When arrest-1 ed, Hutchison was slumbering with another coon's spouse and was much alarmed when the officer of the law dragged him from his quarters. The second State case is that of Miss Ada Hill vs. Henry Grafford, both parties of near Thompson, for slander. Miss Hill claims that Grafford circu lated false reports concerning her which were detrimental to her char acter as a pure woman. Grafford, who is the son of a well-to-do farmer near Thompson, was arrested and is now released under $500 bond till the time of his trial in Squire Riley's Court in this city on July 22. The girl's rep utation is said to have been morally straight and unimpeachable. Another case of color in the third instance: Clabe Morris, who has worked for John Lane, the butcher, for years, has had Kate Norton ar rested for stealing a sewing machine from his residence. Both parties are weel known negroes. It seems that Mrs. Morris was absent in St. Louis undergoing medical treatment and she got Kate Northern to keep house for her husband while she was away, Kate, suddenly overcome with the fever of kleptomania, removed the family sewing machine from its fa miliar corner and took ittoAugustllel fert, the second-hand store man, and disposed of it. Mrs. Morris returned from the city yesterday and at once the war began. The button was pressed and the Grand Jury will do the rest. CHINESE COME IN BY ROPE. John's Ingenious Method of Crossing the St.Lawrence After Dark. Quebec, July 10. The wily Chinese have lately been adopting new tactics for gaming admission into the United States from Canada. In the neighbor hood of Iroquois, Ontario, on the Canadian side, and Hogansbnrg, N. Y., a new method for smuggling Chinese is In vogue. The plan is a clever one. A long rope has been stretched across the St. Lawrence, which is narrow at this point, and firmly secured to large stakes on either Bide of the river. On this, and aided by darkness, the Celes tial manages to cross the lines by swimming and holding on to the rope. The method is not as dangerous as It appears; in fact it is quite easy to de port the Chinese across the lines with out much risk to any one but the un happy traveler himself, perhaps, and the expense is trivial, while those who manipulate the trick get all the way from 975 to S150 for every Chinese smuggled by them. There are reports that these lines are in use in several places. Three minor arrests have already been made. NOT OPPOSED TO BICYCLES. Ez-President Harrison Denies Having Expressed Hostile Views to Any One. Indianapolih, Ind., July 10. Speaking yesterday of the alleged in terview published in New York in which he was made to say that he was opposed to the use of bicycles by women, ex-President Benjamin Har rison said: "I have talked with no newspaper man on such a subject. I may have said something to personal friends on the subject, but my views are not in accord with the views ex pressed in that article. I expect It is another one of those made-up articles for which New York newspaper men are famous." Only last week a local bicycle firm shipped two wheels to Saratoga, one for Mrs. McKee, General Harrison's daughter, and the other for her son. New Firm. W. T. Keath has purchased an inter est in the grain and Implement busi ness of W. S. Hathaway and the firm In the future will be the Ilathaway Keath Grain and Implement Co. Mr. Keatb has been a resident of Mexico for a number of years and Is a reliable, straightforward business man who has the confidence of an our people. We predict splendid success for the new firm. This firm bas been corpora ted with $5,000 stock as follows: Vernle Morris, two shares; W. 8. Hathaway, twenty-four shares; Wm. T. Keath, twenty-four shares. A Little Strong. Pn tbe Kfcfcaond (Mo.) Coosvrrstor. For Governor in 1890, B. P. Bland; for Lieutenant Governor, J. W. Farria. Platform, d n tbe "gold bugs." "I'LL BE DINGED!" SAID EDGAR, A Rattlesnake Hunter in an Awkward Predicament. Bath, N. Y., July 9. Fred Edgar, ot Corning, went out on the hills near that place the other day to hunt rat tlesnakes, ne discovered a fine yel low one, and clapped a forked stick over its neck, and running his hand up along the snake's body to the back of its bead, grasped the snake around. . the neck and started home with it. Edgar didn't know the size of the Job he had undertaken. The rattler twist ed its long body around his arm, and showed its sharp fangs as it glared at its captor, who was frightened almost into fits, but did not dare to release the deadly snake, fearing that it would instantly sink its fangs Into him. He got home with the snake at last, and everybody promptly ran away, leaving Edgar still handicapped by the rattler, which virtually had possession ot bim Instead of him hav ing the snake. After an hour's unpleasant quan dary Edgar at last hit upon a plan to get bis release from the snake. ' Still grasping it by the neck, he managed to make a slipping noose in a string with his disengaged band. This be slipped over the rattler's bead and had it snared. He then jerked the snake out of the hand that had grasp ed it so long, and it fell on the ground some distance away. Tethering the snake witb the string Edgar got a box and imprisoned bis prize. When be was asked why be didn't choke the rattler to death and end the unpleas ant situation at once, "Well, I'll be dinged!" said he, "I never thought of that!" He says $1,000 In cash wouldn't tempt him to repeat bis per formance with that or any other rat tlesnake. Beagles-Price. Thursday evening at 9 o'clock in the Christian church at Laddonia, Mr. Noah D. Beagles, a young merchant of that city, was united in marriage to Miss Bessie Price, an estimable young lady, who is well known in Audrain county. Rev. C. C. Hill, of Montgom ery City, officiated. At 9 o'clock promptly the wedding party marched up the aisles, keeping time to the strains of -Lohengrin's March Issuing ' from the organ ably presided at by Mrs. Frank Beagles. Along the north aisle came the bride supported by her bridesmaid, Miss Leiia Pearson, of Laddonia. She was attired in white silk and looked lovely. Along the other aisle came the groom supported by Mr. Elmer Lippincott. Arriving at the altar, which was profusely deco rated, the party was met by Rev. Hill, who tied the knot in a very pleasing manner. The service was short as it was sweet. The church was crowded. Messrs. Atkinson and Brown made very able ushers. At the conclusion of the ceremony the bridal party and some few frienda adjourned to the Rice Hotel, where elegant refreshments were served. Mr. and Mrs. Beagles left this morn ing on a bridal tour to the Rockies. Upon their return they will make their home at Laddonia. My little boy, when two years of age, was taken very ill .with bloody flux. I was advised to use Chamber lain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy, and luckily procured part of a bottle. I carefully read the direc tions and gave it accordingly. He was very low, but slowly and surely he be gan to Improve, gradually recovered, and is now as Btout and strong as ever. I feel sure it saved bis life. I never can praise the remedy half its worth. I am sorry every one in the world does not how good it Is, as I do. Mrs. Lina S. Hinton, Grahamsville, Marion Co., Florida. For sale by C. A. Buck ner, druggist; MISSOURI DELEGATES. Nearly Twelve Hundred From St Louis and Other Towns. Boston, Mahs., July 11. The St. Louis delegates, numbering 800, and the Missouri State delegation of 350, arrived last evening, and were escort ed to the United States Hotel. Songs and merry making enlivened tbe way. Miss Leona Rlebcreek and R. II. Waggoner, both of Kansas City, were voted the most popular lady and gentleman. The church headquarters of Missouri Is the Second Congregational Dor chester. 8ent it to His Mother in Germay. Mr. Jacob Esbensen, who is In tbe employ of the Chicago Lumber Co., at les Sioines, Iowa, says: "I have just sent some medicine back to my moth er in the old country, that I know from personal use to be the best medi cine In tbe world for rheumatism, having used it In my family for sev eral years. It is called Chamberlain's Pain Balm. It always does the work." 60 cent bottles for sale by C. A. Buck ner, druggist. Married in St. Charles. From tbs Wxntzvllle Union. On June 30th Mr. William Nleder scbulte, of Mexico, Mo., was married to Miss Minnie Lnetkemeyer, of near this place. Rev. A. Bcbupman offici ated. Mr. Nelderschulte has a large farm near Mexico and is tbe oldest son of a wealthy fanner, Hy. Nelder schulte. On account of the inclement weather the couple were married at the bride's borne. Many preet at were received by the happy couple. May joy and happiness be with them through life is tbe wish of their many friends. There is one medicine that will core Immediately. "We refer to De Witt's Colic and Cholera Cure for all Sum mer Complaints. No delay, no dis appointment, no failure. Wooldridge ft Purdy.