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THI USDAY, JL'LY IS Mr". David Hubiiill in quite ill. 1'ruil cans ;vt i'errw. 13 It Miss CatiUiorn In home from a visit in Illinois. ul. I irccu ( 'lay lias rotiirunl from !Mi-iMH'-ipi. ,lnn. W. Au hison is contiiu'ii to his liomi' !v illiH'SH. Mr. I'. M. Hill is fonliui'il to his lining lv illness. Mi-:; Stella ll;i.rKr i.'i lumie from a isil to Main ille, Mo. M.iiierly is talk ng nliout having a fair sometime in Sppti-iulu-r. I-'im-lnv',f;ies ami surreys at I'crris', vv 'f t nii siiuan'. I.'i .11 Tile t wo v corn crop is now insured. ! s earlier tli.m usual. It is Ttie Aii.lrain County Teacher' In Uiliile will convene- in Mexico Jiily'Ji. .Mr. are in uid Mrs. J. C. W'ilkins ami son Monroe count v for a week's visit. Mrs. I ir. I.utz, of guest ot her sister, Si. I.ouif, is the .Mrs. W. M. Tre- loar. There will he. preaching next Sun day at I. itllehy hy the pastor. Allure invited. J. W. Owkn. Miss !!essie Ke visitin;; Miss Ksth il, of Moberly, is r Norris, of South l 'lark avenue. I'.o.ier Hall has gone to Baltimore lo attend the convention of Kaptists in session there. Mrs. ami Mis. W. Jl. French, Jos. Coons and James l'.isUeth left yes terday for Virginia t i peml a few vccl:s. Mrs. lid. Clark and little daughter, ( ila, of i.addonin, were the quests of .Mrs. T. J. Asher, of this city, the last of the wecl:. Tiie new Missouri law on selling pools on races does not permit any litisinss done only at the track where liii races are actually in progress. No down town pool selling is allowed. X. five 1'indall, who returned to Arkan sas City recently, has been ad mit teil ti) the bar and appointed As sistant Prosecuting Attorney of Desha county, Arkansas. I'indall is a bright young man. The Old Settlers' Association o Montgomery County, Missouri, will hold their fourteenth annual reunion at New Florence, August ', Hi1"'. T. .1. I'owoll is secretary and Abe Da vault president. Frank Van Ness has sold his inter est in the firm of W. J. Kixey .V Co., to Mr. Kixey, his father-in-law, who will con' inue the business at the pres ent location. Mr. Van Ness will re main with Mr. Kixey for a while. The Audrain Teachers' Institute be gins in this city net Monday, June J and will be held in the High School depart inent of the Mexico I'ublie Sehools. Professors 1". W. Torreysoii, J. K. Jesse and C. J. Settle will have charge. W in. Keid, of Slater, has placed his Ashland Wilke pacer in the hands of Fd. Maddox, who will put him in racing form. The colt is a half brother to Jno. It. ( i entry, ':().; ',, and Theo dore Slieltou, and is better bred than ei!hf. The farmers are too busy to talk polities very lung at a time. They will have the money next falland the tin horn polil iemnx will have the awful experience of looking bm k and realiz ing how unpopular ihey have made thein'ii-lves by the too energetic line of the tongue. iovernor Stone has appointed M. K. Kenton, of Neosho, tiardiner I,a Ihrop, of KausoS City, and 1!. K. Cau thorn, of Mexico, member.-: of the Hoard of Curators of the Slale I'ni versity, eaeh for a term of six years from January 1, lsiia. Till", sale of fair ground booths Sat urday equaled any ever made in for mer years by the old association. There can he no better evidence than this that the fair, July "0 to August 3, will be a success. Fvery person in Audrain county is interested in mak ing it a success. Mr. K. T. Cooke, of the Mexico soda water manufactory, is personally interestin;; himself in the success of tho Mexico fair, and brought several buyers here Saturday who rented booths. Mr. Cooke is an old horse man und has several good thorough breds on his farm in Illinois J'uikard King, a sou-in-law of Mr. Maxwell, owner of the Kecd farm, juHt northeast of Mexico, was injured by being gored in the leg by a Jersey bull Saturday evening. The wound is not serious, a gash about 2'.. inches in length being made by the horns of the infuriated animal. A letter from C. D. Morse, located at Washington, Mo., informs the Leh- okk that crops of all kinds in that sec tion are looking line and that plenty of rain has fallen there. Mr. Morse is secretary of the Steam Laundry Co, of that, town and is a son of J. D. Morse, who formerly lived at Mar- titiHbiirg, this county. For the Boys J ok & Vic: Barth WILL. GIVE A Suit of Fins Clothes AS A Prem ium - FOR THE BEST BOY RIDER AT THE IEHC0 FAIR. Uoys to lc io years old and under. Full Lino (Jriilleincifs Comfortable Clothing! Por the Big Fair. Joe & Vic Barth, North Side Square, Mexico, Mo. MISSOURI MILITARY ACADEMY. One of Missouri's Greatest Institutions - Sixth Session Opens September 11, 1895-The Faculty. The Missouri Military Academy is the leading institution of its character in the West and the LKUOKRia glad to know that, although it has always, from its opening, enjoyed a fine pat ronage, the prospect for the eommg session is brighter than ever. The sixth annual session opens September 11, when it is believed the attendance will surpass all former years. To the Col. A. F. Fleet. faculty has been added a very eminent educator in the person of Col. J). F. Boyd, and wo notice on the Academic staff one of our most worthy young townsmen, Holla Mclntire, who is a graduate of the M. M. A., and who will make his mark in the world. This is a Mexico institution and should be patronized liberally by young men from this city and county. ACADEMIC ST A KK. Colonel A. 1'. Fleet, A. M., LL. I)., Superintendent. Graduate University of Virginia and eleven years professor of (ireek Missouri State t'niversity, (ireek and Latin. ( 'olonel D. F. Boyd, LL. I)., associate of the Michigan Military Academy, mul severally ears Superintendent of nieTTCrrrtucky Military Institute. Major K. CJ. Matheson, Commandant of cadets, S. C. Military Academy, five years Commandant of cadets at the t'niversity of Tennessso and Middle (ia. Military College, four years at Missouri Military Academy, English Language and Literature. First Lieutenant E. S. Walker, Eighth 1. S. Infantry, detailed by sec retary of war, Professor of Military Science and Tactics. Captain If. (J. Glascock, 15. S., Indi ana Normal School and I 'Diversity of 'hicago, Latin, Mathematics, English. Captain li. F. Seawright, A. B., William Jewell College, History, Ger man, Athletics. Dr. Gustavo Michaud, U.S., Univer sity of Geneva, Switzerland, French, Spanish, Chemistry. Captain 11. M. Mclntire, Missouri Military Academy, Book-keeping,Sle- nography, Typewriting. Professor F. Paunell, Piano, Violin, Banjo, Mandolin and teacher of Cadet Band. lr. C. It. Halley, Surgeon. Dr. W. R. Kodes, Consulting Sur geon. Additional instructors will bo pro- demand. HOARD OF TUfSTKKS. Judge G. B. Maefarlane, President. Mr. U. L. Locke, Vice-President. Major II. A. Ilicketts, Treasurer. Col. A. F. Fleet, Secretary. Clothing Talk. Men's and boys' suits cheaper than ever. Isovs' ifi.za to :..fiU, worm to ". Men's 2.5 to S9, worth 5 to lr). o humbug. Bring the cash. tw Uickktts & Emmons 1). G. Co Icenogle-Calvert. Mr. Bruce II. lcenogle, of Frederick, III., and Miss Lulu M. Calvert, daught er of M. C. Calvert, were united in marriage Sunday afternoon, July 14, at the residence of the bride's father, 5 miles south of Mexico. The happy young couple left Tuesday for their home at Frederick, 111., where the groom is in the plumbing business and is prospering. The bride is one of An drain's accomplished, worthy and in dustrious women and since she was 12 years of age, at which time her mother died, has managed her father's household affairs and proved herself a gem in such matters, ihe groom has been a resident of this county and is a genial, clever gentleman ana a ood business man. The Lkdoer ex tends congratulations and, with a host of other friends, wishes Mr. and Mrs, lcenogle a happy and prosperous voy age through life. Tailor Made Suits. If you want a nice first-class fit made by the best merchant tailor in the State, we have 500 samples and will save you at least 83 to 85 a suit and guaraiitee a perfect fit. 2tw Uics:ett3 & Emmons I). G. Co, On the first unday in July there will be a special meeting for old peo pie at the First Baptist church of Mex ico. This service will be at 10:30 a. m, July 23. There will be old time sing hlg Without the organs - Vko -pan will preach to old people. The elderly people of Audrain county are invited Special welcome will be given all elderly people of all denominations, In the evening of the same day the pastor will preach to young people and refer specially to the Baltimore convention of young people. For Sale. nice, clean stock of groceries on good corner, central location; also good horso, wagon and fixtures. Room 20x70 feet, cellar same size. A splen did chance. Will write full particulars. reasons for selling, etc., to inquiries Address W. C. 1 1 ill & Co., Louisiana Mo. 10-4t Milt Corder's son, George, was the mount of Sol. Hughlett's horse, Value mar, that was killed at the Kansas City track last week. At first it was thought that Jockey Corder bad also met death, but he received only slight injuries. When Valdemar went dow his rider fell among the field of eight horses but was not trampled upon Young Corder was sent to his home this city and is confined to his bed from the accident. He piloted a num ber of horses to victory at Kansas City and is considered a safe and careful rider. - Farm For Salo. Farm 160 acres, near Laddonia, two houses, large barn, and 500 bushels of apples on the place this year. 16-2w E. A. COLLINS, Collins Academy, Laddonia, Mo. Miss Marie Gordon, of Springfield, Mo., is visiting her cousin, Mrs. J. N. Basket. ' ' Teachers and the Institute. To the Editor of the Ledger. Prairie Lka, July 16. The Insti tute that will assemble in Mexico July 22 should be looked to with grati fication by all who are interested in the schools of Audrain county, espec ially by those who intend to make teaching their profession. There are many that should attend who are not teachers but he that would teach should compel himself to attend. Nothing but grave excuses should be accepted. Hot weather, a high grade certificate nor anything should keep the teacher at home. Why should the teacher attend? First, because a very solemn duty de mands it. Teaching is a responsible work, one to which too little care has been at tached, and the teacher who would be the greatest benefactor to youthful miuds and have a good conscience through and at the end of life, should accept every opportunity to improve is laienis. At this day every effort should be ut forth to fade ignorance from the mind of mankind and who can be a greater leader in the work than the teacher,provided he has a pure heart, clean hands and an eager desire to awaken knowledge in the mind of those to be taught. In the second place the teacher should attend in order to be a pro gressive teacher. No teacher should expect an invitation to a higher posi tion unless he has the necessary quali cation for such position. One may be graduate of some college and know rcrj utio about teaching. Tnerefore he should go where something is to be learned and the institute is the place wo think. There are three principles every teacher should have before teaching: piety, common sense and book learn ing,liuked with a study of nature. Of course if one is divested of common sense he should "drop the rod with hich he is skilled to rule." Any one may receive benefit from attending the institute. Regular at tendance and earnest work are the main essentials. The instructors in most cases are all right. They n ay inclined to be rigid sometimes, but what of it? That is a good sign, hero the instructors are educated and where they are uneducated the teacher can hold his own if he is a stu- ent and is not afraid. Much schooling has never done for me what the institute has in the prep aration for teaching. I want to say that there are few institutes equal to the one in this county. When I took charge of fifty-six pupils last Septem ber, eleven of whom knew not one letter, I saw the wisdom of the insti tute. I hope every teacher in the county will attend. Come to work and be benefited. J. F. B. THE NEW WABASH FLYER. Trains East and West Went Through Mexico Last Night on Sched ule Time. The Wabash new train" service went uto effect Sunday between St. Louis and Kansas City. The west bound tlyer left St. Louis one minute after midnight and arrived here at 3:25; the east bound train left Kansas City at 6:20 and arrived here at 11:45. The rains run 40 miles an hour, including stops. It will prove of great benefit to persons in this city who want to tmyr! either enot or west. special from Kansas City, dated uly 14, says: The fast mail train over the Wabash system, which is to shorten! the dis- ance and the time between the West and the East for mail purposes, left KausasCity at 0:20 to-night. It carried the California and intermediate mail taken from the Santa Fe's California xpress, which arrived here at 5 p. m. By a special contract with the Gov ernment this train is to cover the dis tance between Kansas City and St. Louis in eight hours, arriving in St. .ouis in time to transfer the mail to Baltimore and Ohio Southwestern early morning fast mail from the East and the Iron Mountain fast mail from Texas. This is a very heavy mail, and it will be delivered in all Eastern ities twelve to twentv-four hours earlier than heretofore. Attention, Ladies. Will mail you three valuable re ceipts, that every woman and young lady should have, on receipt of $ 1, viz First, French Bangoline, for preserv ing the curl in the hair and make it lay as placed. Second, French Toil ette, article safe and reliable. Third, washing receipt that cleans and pre serves the clothes without labor. No washing machine needed. This re ceipt alone is worth $10.00 to any fam ily. Send money or P. O. order to box No. 26, Montgomery City, Mo. A Big Prize. Potts & Hord, the hardware mer chants, offer an elegant prize at the Fair this year. To the farmer of this county who raises the best half bushel of Irish potatoes on his farm and ex hibits them in large agricultural dis play this firm will give the valuable prize of a 838 cook range. The stove is one of the best made. It is the cel ebrated Buck's Regal Range, with six holes, large ovens, reservoir, warm- uiit euett and all the latest improve ments. The potatoes are to be raised on a farm in Audrain County and the premium will be largely competed for by potato-growers. This fine range is at the hardware store of Potts & Hord, where it cau be inspected until Tuesday, July 30, when it will be re moved to Art Hall on the Fair Grounds. d&wlt The Mexico Browns will play the Elliot Giants at Randolph Springs Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Many will probably attend from here. All who attend the game can return that night on the new fast mail from Kan sas City B.C. Johnson, wife and daughter,Miss Mattie, and little son, Sed., left yes terday afternoon for Washington City, They will spend several weeks at At lantic City, N. J., also. . I. Locke is in Paris, Mo., at tending the State Lecturship of the Chnstain church in session there. Born, Wednesday, July 17, to Mr. and Mrs. Lee Craddock, a son. HAVE you Nowl i built, badly Inot what it was Own 'TF YOU had soia-Kignt, Up, investigate. JAMES THE SALE OP FAIR BOOTHS. The Best Sort of an Indication That the Mexico Fair Will be a Big Success. The booths and dining hall at the fair grounds were sold at auction Sat urday afternoon by auctioneer J. T. Johnson and brought goodprices, which may be taken as an indication that the fair,July 30 to August 3,inclusive, will be a success. This fact has been noted in past years and when the ground privileges were readily taken fairs were always a success. At a meeting of the Board of Pi rectors Saturday the report was made that the race classes were filling satisfactory and the saddle rings would have a large list of entries. At the request of horse owners through out the country, a purse of $100 for 2 year old trotters was 'added to the speed programme. Besides the sale of booths Saturday a swing privilege was sold for $50 and other space privileges were taken. Only two booths wererieit tinsold and they can be had on reasonable terms upon application to secretary Glan don. The following parties bonght privi leges at the prices named: No. 3 W. G. Lane .. 5 00 6 00 10 00 13 00 20 00 25 00 No. 4-L. A. Ford. .. No. 5- B. Ferguson. . . No. 6 Joe Lockridge. No. 7 J.T. Payne ... No. 8-King & Wright No. flKd. Slaughter 27 00 No. 10 Holt & Storr 30 00 No. 11 Mudd & Walker 19 00 No. 12 -Vandegrift 16 00 No. 13 R. L. McCord 17 00 No. 14 T. J. Hoover 20 00 No. 15 Joe Dobyns 25 00 No. 16 J.T. Johnson 17 00 A J. C. Mundy 20 00 B J. A. Harrison 17 00 Dining Hall J. N. Cross 120 00 Total sale 407 00 UNITE AND VOTE TOGETHER. This is the Modest Request Made of All Parties by Irv. Sims' Conven tion of Free Coiners. On June 20th the Ninth Congress ional District F. & L. U., in session at Laddonia, appointed a committee to call a mass meeting of all persons in the district who favor the free coinage of gold and silver at the present legal ratio of 16 to 1, and for the further purpose of discussing ways and means for securing free coinage in 1S96. The committee decided to hold the meeting in this city and set the date for Monday, July 15, the same being extensively advertised. At 1 o'clock about 25 persons con gregated at the Court House and by 2 o'clock there were probably one hun dred people mostly farmers in the Circuit Court room. A gentleman who made a count says there were be tween "5 and 80 persons present. Joseph Moore, of Montgomery City, was chosen chairman and J. B. Har per, of Audrain, was appointed secre tary. A committee composed of the fol lowing gentlemen was appointed to draft a set of resolutions expressive of the wishes of the convention, viz: Jno. P. Wilson, of Montgomery, and T. Turley and J. if. Tipton, of Au drain. Ttie following resolutions were pass ed: We demand the free and unlimited coinage of silver on equal terms with gold at the present legal ratio of 16 to without askins the permission of Great Britain or any other nation. Resolved, In order to accomplish this that all voters unite and rote together reqardlcsx to party. Joe Hitt, Dave Jennings, N. Barnes, J. Sims. E. E. Jones and others made speeches. The convention adjourned at 4 o'clock. Advertised Letters. List of letters remaining in the Post Office at Mexico, Mo., for the week ending July 20, 1895, which if not called for in thirty days will be sent to the Dead Letter Office at Washington Persons calliner for letters in this list will please say "advertised:" Mrs. Doney Allen, Annie Butts, Robt. Bright, Rachell Carroll, H. S. Clough, Miss Minnie Cooper, W. J. Dodd, M. M. Frasier, Bert Fox, Thos. Oilman, Miss Lizzie Hill, Jas. Hotters, W. A. Howard, Miss Eliza Logan, Mrs. Mammie Roberts, Mrs. M. Williams, A. E. Willingham, Mrs. Mary Wright (2), R. G. Weatherford and J. W McPhearson. Dissolution Notice. F. P. VanNess this day sold his in terest in the firm of W. J. Rixey & Co to his partner, W. J. Rixey. Said Rixey agrees to pay all debts against the firm to date and will continue the business at the old stand and under same name. All parties indebted to the firm are requested to call and set tle same at once by cash or note. d&w-lt. W. J. Rixey. F. P. VanNess. Mexico, Mo., July 15, 1895. The Famous Will sell a nice line of shirt waists for 49c. All wash goods and white parasols go at cost. New dark Scotch ginghams, leather belts, Spanish combs and other novelties iust re ceived. Come and see us. M. R. Wire For Trade. I have a good Columbia bicycle which I would like to trade for a horse Vandegrift, the painter. wit " Victoria, Texas. Buy your tickets for Victoria, finest lands in south Texas. Address J. 1 Pool, Secretary Board Trade. 13 4t Robt. Alien is home from Columbia. Horace Paul is up from St. Louis till after the fair. Miss Evans Ross will go east this fall to visit several months. Mr. D. M. Hill is still confined to his bed and his condition is not improv ing. . Mrs. Tutt and two children, Bunceton, Mo., are visiting S. P. Em mons and family. not had a stretchy, poor-made, cuss - provoking narness, ana a poony painted, rickety vehicle that was represented to be ? bought one of our Built-Right, vn-Kignt U(jtoij ana HARNESS you would have been free from fall that trouble. It's not too late, however, to PASQUETH & SON. Playing with Time May be Tough On the Watch, But it amuses the child. If the watch is not too badly broken we can repair it as good as new and our charge will be very rea sonable. Haven't you a bro- en Watch, Clock, or piece of ewelry that needs repairing? f so, bring it to us and have it done well at a small cost. t's Mule Sense To Buy Watches of Peddlers and Fakirs When there is a firm as relia ble as ours in the community. We buy and sell twenty Watch es to the peddler's i and scarce- y this experience gives us judg ment as to their quality. Our prices are as low as they can be made. We make a profit. tis true, but then it is only a ivingone and besides we guar antee our Watches to be just as represented, and no living man or dead ghost can question the reliability of our guarantee. We are offering special inducements in the Watch line at present. A 14 k Gold Filled case, warranted 20 years, with 315 nn movement for. . . . The same as above in 113.50. Ladies" size only.... In buying Silverware it pays to buy the Best and that is what we sell. You can get at our store 1 set Roger's Tea Spoons $1 25 1 set Roger's Table Spoons 2 50 1 set Roger's Knives and Forks. . 3 00 1 set Pairpoint Knives and Forks 5 00 Can You Make GOOD Butter? As an inducement for you to try we will give an Elegant For the best 2 pounds of but ter exhibited at the Mexico Fair. SEE IN OUR SHOW WIND001. Worrell, The Jeweler. COIN VS. H0RR. A Unique Silver Debate at Chicago. CnitACiO, III., July 15. The debate on the silver question between Wm. Hope Harvey, author of Coin's Finan cial School, and ex-Representative Roswell CJ. Horr, of Michigan, begins Tuesday at the Fort Dearborn Build ing under the auspices of the Illinois Club. The debate will continue for eight days, one chapter of "Coin's Finan cial School" forming the basis for each day's work, three hours being the limit of time devoted to each ses sion. A report of each session will be taken down by a stenographer and given to the press daily. The dispu tants will take the affirmative and negative at pleasure, and neither will talk longer than 10 minutes at any one time, the discussion thus being a running Bght at close range, giving no chance to dodge any question or issue. The audience will be extremely lim ited, confined, in fact, to the stenog raphers. Boone County Teachers. Centralia, Mo., July 13. The Boone county Teachers' Institute closed a successful! two weeks' session in this city this afternoon. Fifty-two teachers were granted certificates, and only two failed to pass the required examination. Eighty-five teachers were present. The next annual in stitute will be held in this city in July, 1896. R. 8. Steele is better. SPECIAL FAIR PREMIUMS. Partial List of Prizes Offered by En terprising Mexico Merchants. . For the big Fair which begins in Mexico July 30 the liberal merchants of this city offer the following prizes which it is hoped will be competed for in a lively manner. Each premium offered is worth trying to get and some of them are valuable. The list is not yet complete, as there are other business men who intend to give prizes. LIST OF PREMIUMS. Jno. M. Pollard, jeweler, South Side Square, a fine gold watch for the best gentleman rider, show to be made on Wednesday afternoon of the fair. This premium will be a handsome gold time piece and will be worth more than any prize ever competed for by gentlemen riders in Missouri. Potts & Hord, hardware, 938 cook range, best half bushel Irish potatoes, grown on farm in Audrain county. R. D. Worrell, jeweler, silver butter dish and knife for best 2 pounds of butter. Rozier Hall, ladies' furnisher, silk parasol to best lady rider. Morris & Dealing, jewelers, silver water pitcher to the oldest married couple in Audrain county. Southern Bank, $10 in gold or silver for ten largest stalks of corn grown in field. Boston Shoe Store, pair ladies' rid ing boots to winner of ladies' riding contest. Garrett & Sons, hardware, washing machine and wringer for bushel best wheat. Famous, dry goods, etc., $2.50 for best loaf of salt-rising bread; 82.50 for best roll ot country butter, and $2.50 for best dish fried chicken. McLoney, dry goods, etc., silk um brella for best home-made shirt, made in Audrain county. . J. D. Morris, dry goods, etc., $5 dress pattern for best angel food cake. Joe & Vic Barth, the North Side Clothiers, offer an elegant suit of clothes to the best boy rider 10 years old and under. J. F. Llewellyn, druggist, $2.50 in gold for bushel best oats. Bickley & Moore,grocers,best patent churn in the world for 5 pounds best Dutier. The enterprising clothing firm of L. Phillip & Sons, west side square, offers an elegant $5 silk umbrella for half bushel best and largest corn, green or matured. W. J. Rixey, grocer, offers $1 in cash for 1 dozen largest hen eggs. The Mexico Ledger offers a fine silver cup for the prettiest baby and an elegant boquet to its mother. B. A. Litowich, dry goods merchant, South Side of Square, will give a $3.50 pair of shoes for best half bushel of corn, this year's crop. C. A. Buckner, druggist, $5 bevel edged mirror for best half dozen corn muffins. Call lor County Convention. To the Democratic Voters of Audrain County, Missouri In pursuance of the instructions of the Democratic Central Committee of Audrain County, notice is hereby given that there will be held in said county on Saturday, the 27th day of July, 1895, a school district primary convention for the purpose of ex pressing the Views or me xreuiui-ratK; voters of the county on the financial question. That at said primary election the voters of each district (except the towns of Vandalia, Martinsburg, Far- ber, Laddonia and the city of Mexico) will vote for and elect one delegate to a county convention to be held at the Court House in the city of Mexico at 1 o'clock in the afternoon of the Monday following said primary convention; Laddonia shall elect 2 delegates, Mar tinsburg 2 delegates, Farber 2 dele gates and the town of Vandalia shall elect 3 delegates, and the city of Mex ico 4 delegates for each ward to said convention, and said convention when assembled snail select the proper number of delegates to cast the vote of Audrain county in the Democratic State Convention to be held at Pertle Springs, August 6, 1895. It is directed that a vote be taken at each district, town and ward conven tion and certified to the County Com mittee, showing the number of Dem ocratic voters present at each meet ing, the number voting for and the number voting against the free coin age of silver at a ratio of 18 to 1; that the meetings in the school districts be held at 2 o'clock p. m. Each meeting will organize by electing a chairman and secretary who shall certify to the County Committee the proceedings of their meeting. In the towns and wards polls shall -be opened at 2 o'clock and stand open until 7, and the election shall be conducted by ballot, the judges and clerks to certify to said Committee the result of such election. J. E. Sims, Chairman. Jno. J. Steele, Secretary. BLACKBURN DEFIANT. The Senator Will Not Abandon His ... Free Silver Speeches, ,. Louisville, Ky., July 13. The con ference of Kentucky candidates and leading Democrats ended in a farce. Senator Blackburn refused to yield to the pressure made upon him to aban don his free silver speeches during the campaign. He boldly stated that he would give the people what they want ed. The result is that the campaign managers will ignore Blackburn and not employ him to make speeches SPECIAL:-: SALE! We have a few 1.00 and $1.25 Stiirt Waists Sizes, 38, 40 and 42, which we offer for 7 5 C each . I f thi s is your size now is your chance We will also oner you your choice of our 50 cent Japanese Fans for 25 cents. White Farasols at a price beyond competition. Our large line of Sample Umbrellas is attracting buy ers. Have you seen them? THE LADIES' FURSISHER. Ann Dai!y- FDR THE PUBLIC ! Never in the history of our business have such values in Gentlemen's W'earing Apparel been offered the public at such Give-flway Prices ! Our Mid-Summer Clearing Sale continues with all the suc cess it merits. Do not put off a good thing until it is too late. You can not appreciate our of ferings unless you see them. 10 dozen choice 50c and 75c Boys Shirt Waists go at 23c. (Sizes broken.) Percale and lejipe Siirls. All our $1 .25 and $1.50 fan cy Percale and Negligee Shirts at $ 1 .00. For style, durability, comfort and fastness of color no superior shirt exists. Solid Comfort Belts. Solid Comfort Belts, silver buckles, were 75c and $1.00, your choice for 49c. Suits were $8,. . . .go at $4.75 Suits were $16, go at J 10. We must clean out spring weights regardless of cost. It's money to us in the long run. Straw Hats, Summer Coats and Vests and thin Underwear at give-away prices. We haven't space to quote all the bargains of our big Clearing Sale. 11 you are interested you will call at -th Ei- Leading Clothiers S OF" MEXICO County News. RUSH HILL ITEMS. CorreHpondence of the Ledger. Rush Hill, Mo., July M. Prof, Hale, of Auxvasse, was in our town last week looking up a location, and will move about the 15th ot August to take charge of the Rush Hill Public School, which opens September 1 Threshing machines are going to be thick, but D. E. Elder & Co. have the 1 only complete outfit. They threshed 127 bushels the first part of a day. B. C. Torbert opened the oat market Saturday last. He bought the first car load at 18 cents per bushel. W. M. Spence had something over 40 bushels of oats to the acre, and it was the first crop threshed in the neighborhood. Mrs. B. F. Clark, of Laddonia, was the guest of friends here last week. Ed. Feutz and two sons, of High land, 111., are visiting relatives here at present. Rush Hill was visited Sunday night by a three inch rain, and mnch damage was done to the apple crop in this lo cality. Everv farmer on the prairie was busy Monday draining his farm. Rush Hill boasts of having the best Sunday School in this part of Audrain. Several free silver 16 to 1 men were in Mexico Monday. Mrs. Molly MoQuire was the guest of relatives here Sunday and Monday. O. A. Muzzy and family are visiting in Callaway county this week. Oeoree tanning left Tnesaay tor Texas on account of his sister being dangerously llL THOMPSON ITEMS. CorresiMixlence of ths Ledger. . Thompson, Mo., July 16. Emmett Crosswhite has purchased a new threshing outfit. It Is a Russell ma chine, and was bought through Wm. Brink, of Hallsville, agent for the Rus sell Manufacturing Co. Brown & Jesse have started their threshing machine, and will be kept busy for the next few weeks. Oant & Groves shipped two cars of fancy lambs to Chicago Saturday and expect to top the market. Jos. Riggs shipped a car of hogs to St. Louis last night. The biggest rain of the season fell here Sunday night. Thompson ball nine played a nine picked from Mexico, Auxvasse, Santa Fe and Rowena at Worcester Satur day. Our boys were defeated, but they put up a good game. They will play Rowena next Saturday. The citizens of Thompson talk of having an old-fashiond barbecue some time next month. Mr. Morgan thaler and family, of Hallsville, are visiting relatives here. Mrs. Powers, of Browns Station, is the guest of her brother-in-law, Jim Powers. Little Mary and Robbie Berrey have returned from St. Louis, where they have been visiting relatives. Everybody la In the midst of hay harvest. The recent damp weather has caused much delay. BDys'ShiitWnists WORCESTER ITEMS. ComwpojKlonee of the Ledger. Worcester, July 17. Several from here attended the wedding of Mr. Noah Beagles and Miss Bessie Price at Laddonia Thursday. N. Scherer and son, Julius, are vis iting relatives In Marshall. Mrs. Susie Farnsworth, who has been visiting relatives here for some time,has returned to her home in Van dalia. Miss Ethel Laforce has returned home after an extended visit to Boone county relatives. Miss May Allen, of Mexico, will teach the winter term of school at the Dye school house, and Miss Kate Hollopeter will teach the winter term at the Bush. Mr. Robert Beasley is quite sick of fever. Cad. Slaughter, who has been dangerously sick, is reported some better. There are several good ball players in the Worcester club bnt they need more practice. The many friends of Ed. Atchison are soliciting him to be a candidate for Sheriff next year. Mr. Hinman and family, of Cen traUa, are visiting J. W. Beagles and family. The Thompson and Worcester base ball clubs played here last Saturday. The score stood in favor of Worcester. Earl Morris, of Thompson, is a jolly good fellow and an all-round ball player. LADDONIA ITEMS. Correspondence of the Ledger. Laddonia, July 17. The 1-year-old baby of Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Smith died last Saturday morning. Elder Camp bell preached the funeral discourse at the residence. Mrs. Kate Brown died last Sunday morning after ten days sickness with flux. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Wommack, both de ceased. She was the wife of Dr. Brown, who died at Shamrock, Calla way county, about 9 years ago. She leaves a stepdaughter, Miss Nettie Brown, to whom she gave all a mother's love. She also leaves five sisters, Mrs. Hannah and Mrs. Dr. Bledsoe of Perry, Mrs. Fos Matthews of Louisiana, Mrs. L. C. Provines.who has been teaching school In Texas for the past two years, and Mrs. Amos Ayres of St. Louis. She leaves one brother, Mr. Mat Wommack, of Kan sas. Her funeral discourse was preached by Elder Bibb, of the Bap tist church and Elder Woodson, pas tor of the Presbyterian church. She was a Christian lady of the truest type and was highly esteemed by all who knew her. She was buried at Sham rock on Tuesday by the side of her husband. PRAIRIE LEA ITEMS. Correspondence ot the Ledger. Praieik Lea, July 17. A tremen dona rain fell Sunday night. Biggs Adams, little son of George Adams, has been quite sick. John Koldehoff is on the sick list this week. Dr. Moore, of Fayette, was in this neighborhood Sunday. Miss Ethel Thornburg returned home Monday after visiting relatives here. Misses Bertha and Hattie Miller, of Columbia, visited their aunts, Mrs. Ed. Snook and Mrs. J. F. Betz, Satur day and Sunday. Mrs. Koldehoff's three grand- ekis), too Misaas Andar, ajrahara from Trenton, 111. Mr. Wm. Betz, of Earl, Mo., is vis iting relatives here. Mr. Henry Collier visited here Sun day. NORTH MOLINO ITEMS. Correspondence of the Ledger. North Molino, July 17. Mrs.Poily Dye is still on the sick list. Mrs. Jerry Shepherd has been quite sick. - Mr. George Maddox sold to Wood & Mundy a bunch of fat hogs for the 1st of August at 14.90 per hundred. Joseph Miller, wife and two daugh ters, Misses Lena and Clementine, visited Mrs. Martha Berry on Youngs Creek last Sunday. Miss Fannie Edge is making her home at Mr. Ab. Bledsoe's near Fisher school house at present. This vicinity was visited by a good rain on last Sunday night. Mrs. Hatch, of St. Charles county.ls the guest of her sister, Mrs. Daniel Patterson, this week. Mr. James Browning, Sr., who was called to the bedside of his father in Kentucky recently returned home last week, his father having died while he was there. WALKER ITEMS. Correspondence of the Ledger. Walker District, July 19. Two and one-half inches of rain fell Sun day night. Cuivre was on a high lone some the next day. The recent rains insure a big corn crop as far as this vicinity is concern ed The reunion at Sister Coakley's last Friday was an enjoyable event. The ice cream social given by Mr, and Mrs. W. P. Bail on last Friday evening was the event of the season. Mr. Wm. Spencer threshed his oat crop last Saturday, which yielded 40 bushels to the acre, Miss Hattie Stevenson, one of Mex ico's most lovely young ladles, who has been the guest of Miss Mary Coak ley for the past month, returned home last Saturday, after making a host of friends who would like to have ber make many visits to our neighborhood. BENTON CITY ITEMS. Correspondencs of tna Ledger. Benton City, Mo., July 16. We were visited by a very hard rain and electric storm Sunday night. It is feared that mnch of the oats are dam aged In the shock. The threshers are all out and oiled up ready for business. But little oats have been threshed yet. Pierce & I Earsman's new "Cyclone" thresher is attracting considerable attention. Woodson shipped a car load of sheep to St. Louis Thursday night, and will ship two loads of stock this week. Mr. Jerry McGarth Is quite sick with flux. Mrs. J. L. Stauffer has been on the sick list this week. H. O. Craig and family have moved to Benton. Miss Lena Bailee is delighted with Colorado. Her friends will be glad to bear that she is thought to be slowly improving. Dr. John Divans, of Centralia, Is visiting is Benton at present. Miss LIU Johnson,of Mexico, is vis iting in this vicinity. Grandma Reed, who has been visit ing relatives here for some time, re turned to her home in Centralia last week accompanied by her nephew, T. Scott. Mrs. Wm. Painter spent last week with her mother la Martins tmrg. Mrs. Jake Douglass fell down ber ff exico Foil; 15 An Elegant Pair of Ricliixg; Boots IS OUR PREMIUM TO THE IJEST Lady Rider Residing within twenty-five miles of Mexico. Boston SHQB StOIB. p. s. " ' " Hi! flariis in Ladies' Lot BLUM'S SHOVEL-'EM-OUT ALEI Is Still Going On! Come and Get Prices. M. BLUM & GO. cellar steps a few weeks ago and bruised herself up very badly. Messrs. Jones and Powell are hav ing then houses painted. Rev. Mr. Baily, of the Presbyterian church, has returned to his home in South Carolina, presumably on a visit. As Messrs. Ed. Hamilton and North cutt were riding into Mexico Saturday. in a one horse buggy a horse they were leading became frightened at the C. & A. bridge and reared upon the buggy, smashing it. The horse was badly hurt but the young men were not injured. YOVNOERS ITEMS. Correspondence of tbe Ledger. Younuebs , Mo., July 15. Good rslns have been thankfully received. The oats are all harvested and many are threshing. Aunt Betsy Leach visited her daugh ter, Mrs. B. D. Schooler, of Callaway, a few days ago. David Bratton and family, of Weath erford, Texas, are the guests of his father, Robert Bratton, at present. Mr. Bratton has been City Marshal of Weatherford for eight years. Robert Moore and Warren Leach made a flying trip to Benton City laaj Sunday. Airs, lienry wncox ana aaugnter, Beulah, of Clarence, Mo., have re turned home after a pleasant visit to relatives here. 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