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The Weekly Ledger.
if. IS. WHITE, Editor and Proprietor.
CJet ready for the big Mexico Fair.
EvEHtTfarmer in the county should
arrange to attend the Mexico Fair.
The price of admission to the Mex
ico Fair is very cheap. Buy a season
Get your babies ready for the Mex
ico Leuoeb prize for beauty-noon on
Wednesday of the big Fair.
There never was such a prospect
for a tine corn crcp in Missouri. Land
in this State will advance five dollars
per acre this fall.
Only two weeks until the big Mexi
co fair. A success this year means
a permanent organization and il fair
every year at Mexico.
There must have been some mis
take when "Coin's Financial School"
was sent to the bindery or it would
never have been put in yellow covers.
The fact that there are 2,000 illicit
whiskey stills in the country shows
that the Kentucky idea is spreading
in a way that must warm the sour
mash heart.
Don't forget the Youngs Creek
picnic. Everybody is invited and
everybody should go and take their
families. The Youngs Creek folks
know how to entertain royally.
Mrs. Mary Ellen Lease will be
one of the speakers at the Youngs
Creek picnic on July 25. This very
eminent female expounder of Populist
doctriuo will draw like a sticking
plaster. Amusements out there will
be diversified, to say the least.
MANl'PAtTi'RERS sometimes reduce
wages for political reasons, but they
are increasing wages because return
ing prosperity enables and compels
thorn to do it. When Carnegie and
Pullman put up wages it is because it
is to their interest to put up wages.
The enterprising merchants of Mex
ico have offered liberal special prem
iums to be competed for at the Mexico
Fair, for which generous spirit they
deserve praise. Be it to their credit,
the merchants and business men of
Mexico will always be found working
for the interests of their town. Every
prize offered is worthy of competi
tion. Governor W. J. Stone has appoint
ed Mr. B. It. Cautborn, of Mexico,one
of the Curators of the State Univer
sity for a period of six years from
January 1, 1805. Mr. Cauthorn is a
faithful, hard working friend of the
State University and this appointment
will meet with the approval of the
public and will redound to the best in
terests of the institution.
Col. 1). F. Boyd, for many years
superintendent of the Kentucky Mili
tary Institute at Frankfort, but re
cently of the Michigan Military Aca
demy at Orchard Lake, has just be
come associated with Col. Fleet in the
management of the Missouri Military
Academy at this place. The wide ac
quaintance of Col. Boyd in the central
West will add much to the attendance
npon this well-known institution.
The St. Louis Republic, in closing an
editorial regarding the action of the
State Democratic Committee in call
ing an early convention, facetiously
"It is a matter of regret that the
people of the State have missed such
a display of eminent abilities on the
slump as no state has witnessed in
this generation. All of us have been
deprived of a spectacle which was
ours by the right of natural events,
Missouri has been a state of regular
majorities. It has only on rare occas
Ions beard any of the distinguished
orators of either party, except its own
sons, and when one of them came he
presented a set speech with little of
that "arousement" which comes with
a close grapple.
But the chance has disappeared and
in its fullness cannot come again. The
convention will be held without con.
test and without excitement. The
resolutions are already written. There
Is nothing to go before the delegates
except a few speeches already made
ofteu and nothing for them to do ex
cept help candidates for next year's
nominations to play for position.
Pertle Springs is a charming little
resort. The time spent there ought
to be an agreeable period of recreation
for everybody who attends the Silver
In our news columns to-day we print
the announcement of the Missouri
Military Academy for the session of
1HU5 and 189H, from which it will be
seen that the faculty is unusually
strong and complete. The fact is,
that in this special work of training
boys for college or university or for
business life, nuder the very best dis
cipline and restraint, this school is
recognized all over this and adjoining
states as Drst and foremost, and its
graduates are already taking the high
est stand in Yale, Princeton, Vander-
bilt, DePauw, the universities of Mlchi
gan, Virginia, Missouri and in the lead
ing law and medical schools of the
country, and each successive year
will witness a steady improvement
along all its lines of work.
The Military Academy and Hardin
College are spending thousands of
dollars every year in advertising Mex
ico and Audrain County, and all over
Missouri and the adjoining states our
community is recognized as one of
the most progressive and cultivated in
the West, because of the public spirit
of Its leading citizens in locating these
two admirable schools in their midst.
But what are we doing in sending
our boys and girls to these schools?
We are surely seeking the highest ad
vantages for them, and we cannot af
ford to send them to inferior schools,
certainly, when our own are the best.
The Ledger baa worked day in and
day out for the interests of Mexico and
Audrain County and we do not believe
our labor hat been without reward.
But we do not hesitate to Hay that
among the varied Interests of the com
munity none will conduce more to its
permanent prosperity and give it a
better reputation abroad than its edu
cational advantage.
Let each citizen of Audrain, there
fore, make up his mind to patronise
home schools, build np bl own com
munity and show to outsider that
actions speak loader than word. The
Military Academy and Hardin College
should each have fifty pupils from Au
drain County the coming year, and
with the magnificent prospect for
crops this can easily be done and the
money remain at home for the perma
nent increase of oar 000017 wealth.
The State Convention.
All Efforts to Obtain a Delay Una
vailable-No Agreements to De
fer the Primaries Made-The
Official Call Issued.
From the St. Ixiula Keimblic
Tuesday, August 6, a Missouri Dem
ocratic State Convention will be held
at Pertle Springs to adopt resolutions
outlining the party policy on the cur
rency question. The basis of repre
sentation will be the same as that of
the last State Convention, held at
Kansas City, May 19, 1894.
Yesterday the Democratic State
Central Committee met at the South
ern Hotel, and with practical una
nimity decided upon the action which
is outlined above. Despite the fact
that Congressman U. S. Hall, F. W.
Lehman, President E. C. Kehr, of the
Democratic Sound Currency Club,
Representative Thomas R. Buckner,
of Pike County, and other conspicuous
Democrats who cannot see the wis
dom of a 16 to 1 declaration, demand
ed time in which to make a fight, the
committee fixed the convention at
such an early date that anything like
an intelligent discussion of the ques
tion at issue is out of the question.
There was no agreement as to the
terms upon which a late convention
could be held, nor was there a gen
uine attempt to arrive at any arnica
ble settlement. The silver men could
not promise that the counties which
were dominated and controlled by the
central committees demanding an
early convention would not at once
proceed to call primaries throughout
the State. Whatever hope members
of the committee might have had be
fore the meeting that a fair discussion
was possible was dispelled by the in
flammatory speech of II. M. Hill, who
appeared as chief spokesman for an
early convention, denouncing the
committee for its delay and threaten
ing the vengeance of the people.
Perhaps the hot weather operated
on some who are not inclined to make
unnecessary exertion. In any event,
there will be no contest; the oppon
ents of independent free silver coin
age will, except in a few localities, re
main away from tho primaries, and
the 1( to 1 free silver men will run
the convention to suit themselves.
Those who had expected a free sum
mer show and a feast of intellectual
reasoning on finance will be disap
point ad. Carlisle will not come to
Missouri. Wilson, Palmer, Vilas, Mills,
Lindsay, Cockran and a host of others
will remain at home. Stewart, Jones,
Teller, Wolcott and "Coin" Harvey
will seek other fields.
It will all have to be done over again
in 1896; and the oratory, the resolu
tions, and all that sort of things, in
the dog days of 1895, will be no more
than an unobstructed expression of
one side which the other side will not
accept as binding.
Chairman Maffitt asked for an ex
pression from some of thorn who wvrn
advocating an early convention, but
none came forward, and Congressman
Hall appeared to plead for time for a
campaign of the State.
All eyes were turned on the con
spicuous congressional figure as he
arose. His speech created something
of a sensation, and he proceeded with
out the least hesitancy to pledge his
services for the campaign from the
day the convention was called until it
was held.
"The convention that you gentle
men have decided to call by your last
vote is, in my mind," began Congress
man Hall, "one of the most important
that have been called since the war,
whether we consider it from the
standpoint of the principles involved
or the effect npon our own party. I
beg to remind you, gentlemen, that in
fixing the time for this convention
you are being solicited to fix a late
date, not by political enemies, not by
Republicans or Populists, but by life
long Democrats who have ever been
and ever expect to be true to the party
and its interests; and the election of
last year admonishes us that we can
not at this time spare any of our own
party or have dissensions in our ranks
and expect to win.
"The Democratic voters of this
State want a full and free discussion
of this subject. If the men that be
lieve in the United States coining sil
ver free and unlimited at the ratio of
16 to 1, irrespective of the action of
all other nations, believe that the peo
ple of Missouri are fixed in their con
viction, why do they not consent to put
this convention off until the 1st of No
vember and fix a date for the primaries
to elect delegates the latter part of Oc
tober, and the work of education can
then begin? The people of Missouri
want to know but one thing in passing
upon any great political question,
and that is, "what is right." When
they reach that conclusion, they have
then settled the question, and not un
til then. If this convention is fixed as
early as the motion just made, to-wit.,
the Htb of August, at the instance of
the 18 to 1 silver men of this commit
tee, this means that they dare not
let the sunlight of a full and free dis
cussion be turned upon this subject.
We are here to-day in an amicable,
Democratic and friendly way, with
chips on our Bhoulders and pleading
for a chance to discuss this matter be
fore the people fully and exhaustive
ly. WH1 tbey dare give us the chance?
"I seek this opportunity to be given
a chance to speak to the people of the
district and fo the State upon this
subject. If you gentlemen put the
convention at the first part of August,
with the busy harvest season that is
among the farming class and the ex
cessively hot weather that is liable to
Intervene between now and then, we
can have no hope of any discussion
and the advocates of bimetallism will
let the matter go by default In most
of the counties in the State, instead of
having a full discussion. This ques
tion will not down, and must be set
tled, and will never be settled until it
is exhaustively discussed before the
people. I ask this committee which
Is the better for the Democratic party
in this State: The exhaustive dis
cussion and settlement of this ques
tion now, or a defaulting convention
at this time and a fall and exhaustive
and bitter discussion of this question
daring the year when we have oar
State and national ticket to elect? If
this battle la (ought now and con
clusion reached, the prejudice and
passions engendered by this fight will
have had time to cool off, and cooler,
calmer and better jugdment will as
sert itself, and I feel that we may be
sure of victory in 1896, at least in this
State; but I very much fear that to
throw all the acrimony and bitterness
of a silver fight Into our State and
national campaign within a few
months from the time of the Novem
ber election of next year, will be
greatly to impair the chances of our
success. .me 01 uie genuemeu uw
has spoken on this question has said
that Mr. Bland is anxious to meet any
opponent of 16 to 1 upon the stump in
joint discussion. I reply to him, and
authorize him to deliver the message
to Mr. Bland that, if this convention
is put off and time given for a discus
sion in this State, it will give me the
greatest pleasure to meet him in joint
discussion upon any stump or stumps
he may name."
Mr. Harry M. Hill's speech was the
prize silver effort of the meeting. Mr.
Hill has firm jaws and a look of stern
determination. He trembles and
shakes like an impassioned orator
should, and he tore the national ad
ministration, the "gold bugs" and all
opposition to free silver coinage to
tatters. Putting his arms behind him,
he fairlv yelled his defiance of the
plutocrats around him.
"The purpose of this delay," said
the savage Mr. Hill, "is clandestine,
By waiting some of these gentlemen
believe they can deceive the honest
farmers of this State. Against them
will be arrayed the 'gold bugs,' the
railroads and all Wall street. The ad
ministration at Washington, which
misrepresents the Democratic party,
will be against us.
"I am as good a Democrat as U rover
Cleveland, and 10,000 times better.
represented him once in a convention
at Memphis.
"You can bring Carlisle here in 3fi
hours just as they did in Kentucky.
Yes, and you can get Cleveland here,
too, if you want. He will bring the
Rothschilds with him and turn them
all loose on the people of Missouri."
An intimation that Congressman
Hall was trying to flimflam the people
and was not honest in his motives
brought the Congressman to his feet.
He stated that he did not know the
parliamentary rules which governed
the meeting, but should insist upon
the observance of the broader rules
which were everywhere enforced.
Chairman Maftitt informed Mr. Hill
that he must confine himself to the
question at issue, which was the date
for holding the convention. But the
bellicose lawyer again began to de
nounce those who advocated a late
convention as being dishonest in their
expressions, and again the chairman
called him down.
"Let him go on," "Let him go on!"
came from a half-dozen members of
the committee, and the speech was
closed with the assertion that a motion
to postpone the convention 60 days
was an insult to the Democracy of the
After all the speakers had been
heard, a motion to take a recess until
3 o'clock prevailed. During this re
cess the members of the committee
took lunch, and around one of the
tables in the Southern eight members
of the committee agreed to vote for
August 6 as the date for the conven
tion. Mr. Hill's speech was a clear indi
cation of the policy which would be
pursued by the radical silver advo
cates, and if the counties were going
to hold primaries and conventions
right away, as it was claimed would be
done, the committeemen agreed that
the sooner the convention was held
the better.
As soon as the committee recon
vened Mr. Sam Cook moved that
August 6 bo the date for the conven
tion. There was no opposition what
ever to the suggestion on tho part of
any member of the committee, and,
to the surprise of the lookers-on, it
unanimously prevailed.
Preparations for the Annual Gathering
at the Higginsville Home.
Preparations are being made by the
officers of the Ex-Confederate Asso
ciation of Missouri for the eleventh
annual reunion to be held August 21 at
the Ex-Confederate Home at Higgins
ville, Mo. A rate of one and one-third
fare for the round trip from all points
has been secured and it is thought the
number of visitors will exceed prev
ious reunions. There will be no tents
provided as it has been found that few
visitors care to remain more than one
day, but those so desiring will find ac
commodations under roof.
This is the third year of the home
and farm, which embraces 362 acres.
The grounds and improvements were
secured at a cost of 967,000, raised by
subscription, all of which, except 81,-
000 from Senator Hearst of California
and 450 from the G. A. R. of Chicago,
was secured in Missiouri in amounts
ranging from 10 cents upward. The
expenditures for four years have ag-
gregated g4S,000.
Chairman Terrill, of the Randolph
County Democratic Committee, called
the County Convention off emdl in a
card addressed to the Democrats of
bis county, among other things, said
As C. C. Maftitt, Chairman of our
State Committee, has called the State
Committee to meet at the same time
that our convention meets to pass up
on this identical question, I deem it my
duty in order to save trouble and time
to our friends in the various town
ships, to declare the convention off,
as its only object has been already ac
Deputy County Clerk P. E. Locke is
busy making up the tax books.
M. B. Guthrie,
SoUrr Public
F. V. Gentry ,
NoUry Public
We are now prepared to fur
nish policies for which hereto
fore we have had several calls
but were unable to write.
On WAAHnC AnnllFAi- lAVAlnr an A
personal effect (other than excepted
under the printed conditions of this
Dolinvl of the amurorl nH fimiit,
while traveling in the United States
wiu vuuhu, w w co verea in any note
or boarding house, railroad depot, or
while in transit, snhinct tn inn k. fi-o
Insurance for Travelers
e & Gentry
Of Men's, Ladies' and
Children's Shoes and
.1 t 1 1 r-. 1
tne iViiiunery cdiock to
he Close Out at Your
Own Prices
As I have decided to handle
Dry Goods only, and carry the
largest stock Dry Goods and
Ladies' Furnishing Goods in
this city, all the latest styles
at popular prices, and to make
that change as rapid as pos
sible, I intend to make extra
ordinary cuts in prices on the
above goods. liven if you will
need the latter it will pay you
well for the investment. Come
early and often to get bar
gains. Remember that our
Summer Goods must be clos
ed out.
Will give a $3.50 pair of shoes
for tin- host half blishf-'l oi corn
this years crop.
41- FOR &
South Side ol" Square,
The Weight of Wisdom as to Pie.
From the Toledo Sunday Journal.
That aggressive and excellent paper
ihi Attn, ODAniav. indaj iiu. ..u...... i
a campaign on pie, holding vigorously
that pie should be constructed as to be
eaten out of band.
In this particular few who hav
bright memories of the pies mother
made win offer criticism. The pies of
the days before the war were a dis
tinct and radically superior article t
those which now appear, pale and
watery, from the modern kitchen.
Then a pie was a thine of clorv: to be
worshipped with longing eyes, saluted
with watering chops; regarded with
hungry emotions, and eaten with pro
found and grateful reverence, until
satiety came with the last flaky crumb.
When does any one remember of ask
ing for a fork? Or a spoon? Perish
the idea! No need for either there.
That pie would melt in your mouth,
stifle your nostrils with its divine odor,
and satisfy even your childish appe
tite, and never a drop of juice fall to
the spotless floor below.
But how different now. We are
supplied with an intricately interlaced
afTair, whereof the contents are so
diluted that in place of a fork, one re
quires a spoon if not a sponge. The
bottom crust is soggy and heavy, ab
solutely leaden in composition. Of
course we need forks now, even to get
the crust, it is so tousrh. Those who
have eaten of mother's pies in the old
days will agree with the Sun that it is
on the right path when it assails th
custom of eating pie with a fork, and
it is to be presumed that the able pa
per named has a deeper object than to
drive out this absui-dity, and hopes to
see revived the pie that was if
ample and abundant cause for being J
eaten out 01 nana.
Sale -
Worth oUloiig.
Dr. Hearne and Mrs. Stillwell Prepar
ing to Go to Indiana Sensational
Testimony of H. Clay Heather.
Hannibal, Mo., July 16. The fea
ture of to-day's proceedings in the
Hearne case was the testimony of
Clay Heather, Prosecuting Attorney
of Marion county. The testimony
shows that prior to the murder Dr.
Hearne and Mrs. Stillwell had con
sidered means to rid themselves of Mr.
The witness studied law in the office
of Col. Anderson at the time ot the
"Did you see Mrs. Stillwell visit Dr,
Hearne's office?"
"Yes, sir."
"Where was Dr. Hearne's office lo-
cntod in reference to yours?"
"It was down stairs in the same
"Did yon ever notice thatDr.Hcarne
took any unusual interest inMrs. Still-
well's financial affairs?"
"I did."
"In what way?"
"He seemed interested in having
her make a will, and she did make
two wills, both of which I witnessed.
On one occasion Dr.Hearne remarked
that he wanted Mrs. Stillwell to make
a will. He said: 'What if she should
die, I would bo left here holding the
bag.' "
Before he left the stand Mr.Heather
gave a most sensational piece of tes
timony. It related to a conversation
ho overheard between Mrs. Stillwell
ami Col. Anderson, in Col. Andsrson's
ollice. They were discussing the ad
visability of Mrs. Stillwell separating
from her husband and eloping with
Dr. Hearne. Mrs. Stillwell was to
meet Dr. Hearne somewhere in In
diana. iThis was a week or two before
the murder. At another time Dr.
Hearne remarked to Mr. Heather:
"Suppose some of these days you
should read in the papers that I had
run away with the wife of a wealthy
man here?" To which Mr. Heather
laughingly replied: "I guess it would
make a great sensation."
This remark of Dr. Hearne's was
made about three weeks before the
murder, and coupled with Mrs.
Hearne's consultations with Col. An
derson, seems sensational.
Mr. Heather's testimony Closed tho
case for the defense.
The testimony for Dr. Hearne will
begin Wednesday, when Mrs. Hearne
is expected to go on the stand.
If Dr. J. C. Hearne is innocent of
the murder of Amos J. Stillwell then
he is one of the worst hounded men
who ever had the misfortune to be
born. He stands here to-day among
the people who once looked upon him
with love, pride and respect as though
tiie very mark of Cain were branded
upon his brow. He walks these streets
as bold and defiant as ever, but in
stead of the admiration of friends the
whispering breath of suspicion sur
rounds him at every step. The very
men who speak to him and shake him
by the hand are permeated with the
prejudice which is rolling upon every
So overwhelming is the opinion that
Dr. Hearne was in some manner con
nected with the now famous crime
ho must find it difficult himself to
not be forced into that belief. It is
safe to say that 95 per cent of the peo
ple of this city are con vi'.e.1 of his
guilt, and yet there is no one circum
stance in all the years which have fol
lowed the murder which begins to
conclusively incriminate him, nor has
he done anything which an innocent
man might not have done.
True the chain of events which have
followed from that awful night when
the wealth' pork packer was found
weltering in his own bed has been such
as to inevitably arouse suspicion dam
aging to Dr. Hearne and the widow of
the dead man, who afterwards became
Dr. Hearne's wife. There are those
who point to the record of this couple
since the day of the crime and weave
its every feature into a chain of black
ening guilt. They cite to you the mar
riage of the doctor to the widow with
in a year of the murder, the removal
from Hannibal, the domestic infelicity,
tho divorce, the remarriage and last
of all even the libel suit, and come to
but one conclusion.
Dr. Hearne realizes this. He knows
how his actions have been construed.
He admits that he may have been
foolish in manv of them. He talks of
it all in an explanatory way, and then
sounds out his defiance to all his ene
mies and suspectors.
Last night Dr. Hearne struck the
keynote of his -character in the dis
cussion of this very subject. A friend
was telling him how imprudent he had
been and this was the man's defiant
"Since I married Mrs. Stillwell I
have done just I did before I married
her and that's as I d d please. My
conscience was clear and I had noth
ing to fear. It may have been foolish,
but that's me."
But Dr. Hearne does not fail to real
ize the gravity of his position. Not
that he anticipates trouble from pros
ecution or apparently even an unfa
vorable verdict in his libel suit against
the San Francisco Chronicle. Still, he
understands that as long as ho lives
the scandal of this case will attach to
him, no matter what the result.
He has two grown daughters by his
iirst wife and the unenviable notoriety
given their father is terribly painful
to them. They are here in Hannibal
and are cognizant of the state of pub
lic feeling. The strain of depositions
has told somewhat on the doctor and
he is not looking as well now as he
did a week ago. He is still full of fight
but tired and angry especially at the
Nothing which has been printed in
all the depositions so far is new to the
people of Hannibal, save the state
ment of Richard Stillwell as to what
Mrs. Susie Hay ward would testify to
and the additional information vouch
safed by him that it was this informa
tion unfolded by her to him which
led him to believe the Hearnes guilty
after nearly seven years' belief in their
innocence. All the other matter has
been brought out- before successive
Grand Juries and while it has not been
published for manifest reasons has
been common gossip about town.
The tale o the bloody nightgown is
an old one and considered of tittle
importance. There ha never been
any contention as to the finding of this
and little doubt that it was among a
whole lot of other bloody rags used
for cleaning up the blood-strains in
the room where the murder was com
mitted. Elder C. A. Young will talk to the
ladies of the Christian Church Friday
afternoon at 3 o'clock. All the ladies
of the church are urged to hear him.
He will hold a mass meeting at 8
o'clock for the whole church.
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July 30 to August 3.
The $1,000 Saddle Stake
Will brinsr together the grandest field of horses the world ever saw
Nothing like this was ever before offered by Association or individual.
XXinrieJsi and Running Races.
first l;.y, Tuesday, .Inly '$.
harness marr 1 and under ?1." Sin ( $ 5 i
lic st saddle nmio under 1 ' I) 3t in 3 i)
Mnst barneys i?t;h!mtx S and under .to i lit t lo w
Hest saddle Keldin:! and under.. :! 1" w Mini
l!est harness mare :l and tinder. . ! Ki MINI in mi
llcst mare any uko. or breed with
spring eolt (both considered ... :i(t uo l.'i no 10 on
Het saddle horse, inure or tfi-M-
iiif?. any ae lint on 5n ofl no
Fourth money. b
Soi'ond Day, Wednesday, July :$1
ISest saddle mare 2 and under. . .$f tin $15 tin $ ; Mi
Host harness mare any at;e -9. tl
Kest saddlo stallion 1 and under. . l." tut
Heat team any ae or sex :mno
Best harness Keldina 4 mid over. . :pi 00
aii(ue Mam r.est saddle ln.ie,
mare or gelding $ i. noo oo
Fourth money, Jl on;
ill mu: :n iimi nil in : :tui ii in n ii uimuiii: itiu iiim iiiitMiiiiut!itiii iii if nut iiiiiMiit iiiiiiiint iiiiiiti i miii iitMiMiiintuiu
c3.xnsson2L. - 25 Cents.
Children under 12 years old, 15 cts.; under 6 years, free.
The Booths and Dining Privileges will be sold July lo at 2:30 p. m
On the Fair Grounds.
S. L. COOK, President.
Decline of the Silver Craze.
Jkfkkrsox City, Mo., July lti.
That the turning point of the silver
craze in this section of Missouri has
been reached is admitted, even by
some of the most ardent supporters
of the white metal. The general re
vival of business the country over and
the magnificent crop prospects have
more to do, no doubt, in hastening
the end thaii anything else. Over in
Callaway county, where the corn fields
are like forests and promise any
where from sixty to 100 bushels to the
acre, there is a sound money senti
ment that is beginning to assert itself ;
and right here in Cole county, where
the name of Bland has for nearly a
quarter of a century been potent,
there is a feeling that if the election
of delegates to the Convention at Per
tle Springs is to be held over again,
there is no dead sure thing that the
"silverites" will carry the county.
TUcio ia vxkm gaineaj'lilg tilic fAot that
there is a change of sentiment work
ing among the ranks of the Democ
racy. The politicians are still howl
ing, but the farmers and tho business
men are too much occupied with crops
and trade to lend their ears to them,
and, like Othello, they are beginning
to find "their occupation gone."
Anent the f.ilver question comes a
good story from over in the "king
dom" of Callaway. In one of the
most fertile portions of the"kingdom"
lives "Uncle Billy" . He is a char
acter in his way, and a prosperous,
hard working man, with grain in his
barnes, fat horses, sleek cattle and
blooded sheep and hogs in his pastures,
and money to his credit in the bank.
He attends to his crops, and has no
time to sit on the fence and discuss
silver. A neighbor of his, who is a
rampant Populist and silver advocate,
passed his place the other day. He
accosted "Uncle Billy" as follows:
"Well, 'Uncle Billy,' when do yon
thiuk we will have better times?"
"Have you got any fat cattle!"
asked "Uncle Billy."
"Have you got anv sheep?" '
"Have you got any fat hogs?"
"Hardly enough to make my meat."
"Well," said Uncle Billy, refleetive
ly,"I'll be d d if I see how times are
ever going to get any better for you."
Outside of only a few politicians
about Jefferson City there is now but
little discussion of the silver question
in Cole county.
It Must Be Formed, He Says Its
Motto and Platform.
Toi'EKA, Kas., July 14. Senator
Peffer is out for a new party. In a
letter just published he says:
"A new party must be formed, be
caused there i new work to be done
work that the 'other parties' are not
fit to do. But it will be built on a
foundation deeper and broader than
'free silver' or 'bimetallism,' for these
terms express nothing that reaches
the core of the troubles which con
front us. Its motto will be something
like this: 'Let the people rule.' Its
platform could properly be short
plain and responsive to the needs of
the times and could safely be coustrut
ed on six pillars:
Get the people to work; pay them
for what they do.
Away with landlordism.
Out with the transnortation monou-
Down with the money power.
Up with the people.
Live the Republic.
Indiana's Active Silver Editors.
Ixbiaxapolis, Ind., July 11. The
committee appointed at Maxinkuckee
by the free silver editors, met here to
day to proceed towards the formation
of a state organization in the interest
of the free coinage of silver. Officers
and an executive committee were
elected. It is the plan to place a ticket
in the field in opposition to the Dem
ocratic party.
Fined for Wearing Tights.
Chicago, III., July 16. Hattie
Strage, of 1917 Dearborn street, rode
over the fashionable South Side boule
vards Sunday night arrayed in a
bloomer suit consisting of flesh-colored
tights and a short jacket. She was
captured by a policeman and fined 825
to-day on the charge of being disorderly.
Mexico Fair
- - FiCtesliitiiM
Host saddle stallion under 1 15 (l
Hest harness stallion :iand under : 0
Hest saddle mare Saud under ..... 'J" W
Hest harness mate and over :s
liest saddle stallion 2 and under.. 35
Hest stallion any bkb or breed
with live of his spring coltjs (all
ronsidered i 3J no
.-. Ul
5 on
"5 ii
Hest saddle mare 1 and under .
Hest. harness stallion any age .
Hest saddle stallion any ae. . .
Hest saddle mare 4 and over...
Hest harness stallion under 1..
liest saddle stallion 4 and over
J.I oo
l.'i no
In no
I.t ti
l.'i on
in on
Hest saddle eldins; 1 and over... . :W 00 15 uo
Hest saddlo mare any ae :! ( 15 oo
Hest saddle stallion :i and under.. '' on 15 00
Hest harness mare 3 and under.. . 35 00 15 00
Hest, harness uiaro under 1 year. . 15 (10 lo 08
Hest harness stallion 4 and over.. 'Jo oo 15 '
lo Ml
10 on
I 11
4 - ii u 1 on on
liifth money. &V) m
The I lay on the Grounds will
J. A.
Morton on Money.
PlllLADELPiiiA,July 14. The .iHieri
eau publishes this week another batch
of correspondence between the Hon.
J. Sterling Morton, United States Sec
retary of Agriculture, and Mr. Edward
Stern of this city on the silver ques
tion. The following letter explains itself:
Edward Stern, Esq., Philadelphia, Pa.
Washington, D. C, July 2. Dicae
Sir: I am instruced by the Secretary
of Agriculture to respectfully decline
for him, on the ground of lack of time,
any further correspondence with you
upon the silver question. He thinks
that you are perfectly sincere in be
lieving that legislation can remedy all
ills which humanity is heir to. He has
no doubt that legislation will, if it can,
make equal by statute the things
which nature made unequal and for
which mankind makes unequal de
mand soon, by enactment plough,
plant aao reap, it legislation can
create 50 cents of value in a silver dol
lar weighing 412. grains, it can, with
equal facility, create 100 cents of value
in a piece of pasteboard. If legislation
can create any value, it can create all
value. If it can make the promise to
pay a dollar equal to the dollar itself,
it can make a meal ticket as nutritious
as a meal, a milk ticket as nourishing
The citizens of Audrain and Monroe
At Youngs Croek Picnic Grounds, 12 miles Northwest of Mexico and
15 miles southeast of Paris, on t-he Mexico-Paris road.
The silver tongued orator of Missouri, will present the doctrines of the
Democratic party.
Mrs. Mary Ellen Lease,
Of Kansas, has been secured by the Populists.
Music Furnished toy the Faris Band
The Cause of Free Silver Will Be Whooped Up All Along the Line.
Base Ball Game Long Branch vs. Molino.
Kvovyhntly In vited. $Zi?Br- Wei Filh-d Baskets
Rkceittojj James Todd, H. C. Berry, I.ee Barnes, Dr. J. W. Settle, Otto
....... ... , 1,.,.. vi. . .lowgeut,
W. li. Blankenship, Milt Householder.
laway, J. F. Barnaby, W. M. Blankenship, Paul Cauthorn. Printing John
waueneia, r. 1. urawtora, Kobert
I 'r.n irfnr) Wm farr S PttatxiAn
Blum, James Lewis, O. 11. Powers,
.,ftft. i,iuwiijiiR, utiiiicB nuwirie, iwuriea iianow, X. i. Kerry, Wm
Johnson, Wm. Wiltley, B. F. Dowell, Hubert Halley, Wm. Mundy, T. M. Mar
shall Wm fliint w 1 1 r I..K.. rr : 1 1 1. n. r n . ... , ,
ft .V
..v, .ft.vv.. ft unu, wm jiuucj, AiluIftldB
-Trim f. a I V-i i rr 1fr-ui W I I ' m wrf m.a
B. Hill. Staff- S. Hollanshead, John
' E. S. PATTERSON, Chairman.
Marion Barnes, Jr., will have chaiy ! I thn Kefreahmeut Stand and Feed rftalile.
For sale by all first-class
I J. F. Llewellyn's,
I West Side of Public Square.
I Perfumes and Toilet Soaps,
I Paints, Oils and Window Glass,
I Mercantile and Chancellor Cigars,
I Vane-Calvert Paints, $1.00 per gal.
Barn Paint, 75c. per gal.
! Prescriptions Carefully Prepared.
gSFThe BEST 5c. Cigar in town.
F- Llewellyn, West Side Square.
Dayi Thursday
August 1.
Finest horse, marc or gelding any ,
age or breed, shown to halter..) t M 00 . 00
r.est harness horse, mare or iseld- .
ins any age 1,11,00 ao " 00
Fourth money. $10 00
lo on 5 w
15 no
15 IK'
15 ()
15 no
10 HO
111 00
10 Ml
5 no
5 Ml
5 on
3 50
15 00 10 00 S
Jay, Friday, August 2.
t harness stallion 1 and underJIS l SH $ 1,1
15 00
:ti ki
:iu oo
in no
15 00
15 no
!i 00
111 00
10 Otl
5 oo
$ 5 00
.$: no S15 (XI SKI 00
. 15 ixi lo on 5 no
:io oo
15 oo
10 00
Filth Day, Saturday, August 3.
Hest harness stallion i and under$35 00 15 ml $7 50
2 Mi
5 (10
5 00
5 00
2 50
io no
lo m
ill (HI
7 50
5 r
lo oo
be sold at the same time.
Q LAN DON, Secretary.
as milk, and an individual government
check, behind which there is and is to
be metallic or other money, as good
as golu.
The Secretary desires me to express
for the profound researches which you
have evidently made in the history of
currency and finance his most zealous
admiration. Respectfully yours,
John Noedhouse,
Private secretary.
Live Stock Market.
St. Louis, July 17. The receipts of
cattle in the native division yesterday
were heavy and choice steers were
steady. Prices Dressed beef, butcher
steers and light shipping cattle ranged
rom $3.35 to $5.75, stockers and feed
ers from 3 to 3.35, cows and mixed
from 2 to 83.40.
Hogs The market was a light one
for Tuesday. Light hogs sold about
steady, and heavies 5c lower. Pigs and
ugnt iignts sola ai $4.33 to 90; rougn
and inferior heavies at 34 to $4.73.
Medium weights sold at 5.05 to $5.25
heavies fair to best, at $5 to 85.15
light hogs sold at 85.10 to 5.20. All
the hogs were sold, and the market
closed early.
Marriage license has been issued to
Charles Littrell and Miss Ora Britton
both of Wilson township, this county
Counties will hold a Grand Picnic
j. K. vjrawioru, jonn f. ituaasiii, jir
Finance Tavlor Berrv. S. S. Cal
Cauthorn. Grounds J. 8. Neale, S. C
.... . ... ...... .. . t 1 i ... . . ...
Wm. Dowell, Morehead Powell, Arthur
""" """"tl . iiciiw, jonn mc-
ntmclCI, ftJUUIl r.1118, lvCe llOUOW
I: ....... 1 II.. .1 r . .
Mundy, J. H. Berry, John McDowell
dealers. If you do not see It CA1 L
Plaintiff, J
vs. On
note bv
S. G. I'.ILiuift
Defendants. )
In Circuit Court of Audrain County,
Torm A. T).. 1SQ5
Ot?lItCIUU. . 1 - 7 '
Now, on this, July 2, 1S95, ooiuob the
plaintiff, by its attorney, W. W. Pry,
and BHOH9 W ' ' . . .. :
Uf's return in mis tuune, m"- me ue- ,
.. . i t T? TVTnVaina. hns lint, liann .
served with procpss in this cause, and .
.. . i - . . nldito c.f rnc: it mi n i
thin nisiintilf. ana that, tho
UUKUUWil 1 " g t
process of law cannot be served on
mm in in" uui" "".j " v'i-i"'n,
considered and ordered by the court .
that publication be made notifying
- . , r t AfVamfi tlmf tKI.
8aiU dCltlUUiUU'i ai. ' " .urn
suit is now pending against liim and
Att,aii rlisfoitfl.irtt. the obteot anH
UID VtU!.. ' I . , .
general nature of which is to obtain
judgment ajjamBi oeiciumma on uieir
promissory notes filed with the peti
tion in this cause by attachment and
that your property has been attached;
HOW, IUC1C)UW) Mia-" ,J
resident defendant, 11. McMuma, be
ana appear at me "k.-vv icfiuiivi reuuw
this court to be begun and held at the
Court House, in the City of Mexico, .
Audrain Countv, Missouri, on the third
Monday m sepieuiDcr next , m., ana
n hnfAra thn third (1:lV of KAttt
court answer or otherwise plead to
said petition me same wm uu ikbu
n r.mnaanA nnrl iml (YnlPIlt Will k)A
na i iy 1 1 . v . - r.
rendered in accordance with the pray-
. r . t . oii4 it ia ftirtliA
ordered that a copy hereof be publish
ed in the Weekly Lkdcjek, a weekly
newspaper published in Baid County
of Audran for four weeks successively,
iu. iout titAPtim to he at least lifteen
days before the commencement of
said next term ot iui court, uu nun
cause is continued. A true copy.
... v r m.llf.IU
Attest: l. ai. mi'inuf,
lli-4t. Clerk.
Temple Wayne, i
I'taintql, ; 0ll not0 by
"V S. i Minn t
Jeff 1). Moi-rnis, )
Drlentliint. )
In Circuit Court of Audrain County,
September Term, A. 1)., 1895.
And now, on this 2d day ot July, A.
D., 1S95, comes the plaintiiT, by his at
torney, F. K. Jesse, and shows to the
court, by the return of the ShenIT in
this cause, that tho above named de
fendant is not a resident of the State
of Missouri and that the usual servico
of process cannot be had on him. It
is therefore ordered and adjudged by
the court that publication be made
notifying said defendant that this suit
is now pending against him, the ob
ject and general nature of which is to
obtain judgment against him on his
promissory note filed with the peti
tion in this cause and that his prop
erty has been attached. Now, there
fore, unless you, said defendant, Jelf
D. Mourning, be and appear at the
next regular term of this court, to be
begun and held at the Court House in
the City of Mexico, Audrain County,
Missouri, on tho third Monday in Sep
tember next, 1S95, and on or before
the third day of said court answer or
otherwise plead to said petition, the
same will be taken as confessed and
judgment will be rendered in accord
ance with the prayer of Baid petition.
And it is further ordered by the court
that a copy hereof be published in the
Weekly Ledger, a weekly newspaper
published in said County of Audrain,
for four weeks successively, the last
insertion to be at least fifteen days be
fore the commencement of said next
term of this court and this cause is con
tinued. A true copy.
lt5-4t Clerk.
WuiiUM W. &1. PoOMW. ftVW Miff
nie E. Pearson, bis wile, by their cer- t
tain deed of trust, dated April 11,1H3,
and recorded in the Recorder's ollice
of Audrain County, Missouri, in deed
of trust book No. 12, for t rusts, at page
375, conveyed to W. W. Fry, trustee,
the following described real estate
situated in Audrain County, Missouri,
to-wit: Ixit four (41 of block twelve
(121 of Lakenan & Barnes' Highland
Addition to Mexico, Missouri, which
said conveyance was in trust to secure
the payment of the promissory note
in said deed described ; and, whereas,
the said note described in said deed of
trust remains due and unpaid; now,
therefore, at the request of tho legal
holder of said note and by authority of
the provisions of the said'deod of tftmt
aforesaid, I will, on
Friday, the Sinth Dai of Anfjual,
A. D.. isu'r,,
at the east front door of the Court
House in Mexico, Audrain County,
Missouri, between the hours of nine
o'clock in the forenoon and live o'clock
in the afternoon of said day, sell the
above described real estate at public
vendue to the highest bidder, for cash,
to satisfy said debt and the expenses
of executing said trust.
W. W. FRY,
td. Trustee.
Executor's Notice.
Notice ia hereby given that letter
testamentary upon the estate of 1 lenry
C. Payton, deceased, with will annex
ed, bearing date of June 11, i95, have
been granted to the mulersigned by
the Probate Court of Audrain County,
All persons having claims against
said estate are hereby notilled to pre
sent the same for allowance within
one year from the date of said letter,
and if not presented within two years
from said date they will be forever
W-lt. Executor.
To J. M. Waters, Mollio Riiloff,
Nancy Mustino and Kittie A. Eller,
heirs of Thos. II. Waters, deceased.
Yon are hereby notified, that I, as
guardian of the estate of Thos. 11.
Waters, insane, will on the first dny of
the September term, ls5, to be begun
and held at Mexico, in Audrain -oun-.
ty, Mtnonri, rm tho second MoUrtiiy in"
September, 1S95, make a final settle
ment of my guardianship of estate,
when and where you mav attend if
you see fit. lf. L. WATERS,
12-5t Ouardian of Thos. II. Waters.
Notice of Final Settlement.
Notice is hereby given that final
settlement of the rstate of Gideon
Mallory, deceased, will be made at the
September term of the Probate Court
of Audrain County, Missouri, to bo
held at Mexico, Missouri, the second
Monday in Sentember. 1 ,9r,
Notice of Final Settlement.
Not ice is hereby given that Tumi set
tlement of the estate of Henry Ccr
rard,deceased,wiil be made at the Sep
tember term of the Probate Court of
Audrain County,MisBouri,to be held at
Mexico, Missouri, the second Monday
In September, 1895.
M A d i n i ii i Ht rater.
Oentrtl Commltslon Mcnhnnti.
408 North levee, St. Louis. Mo.
Contlgamtnt Solklted.
$300,000 Fire Insurance
Farmers' Ifiutual of Wexico; Wo.
Write for irtfcnlar and let an know whn
jonr iQfttiranr oxiiirts.
W. L. F..WLK. Bun. W. II.Kkvim. I'm
Cows For Sale!
Choice of thre fresh cows -one
half Holstein and half Jersey; two
also a three-quarter Holstein heifer
calf. Call at mill.
15-2t w. v. Poi.IyfK'K.
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