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The Weekly Ledger.
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
,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
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.
are in
uid Mrs. J. C. W'ilkins ami son
Monroe count v for a week's
Mrs. I ir. I.utz, of
guest ot her sister,
Si. I.ouif, is the
.Mrs. W. M. Tre-
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
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
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
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
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
ok & Vic: Barth
A Suit of Fins Clothes
Prem ium
Uoys to lc io years old and
Full Lino (Jriilleincifs
Comfortable Clothing!
Por the Big Fair.
Joe & Vic Barth,
North Side Square, Mexico, Mo.
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.
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
lr. C. It. Halley, Surgeon.
Dr. W. R. Kodes, Consulting Sur
Additional instructors will bo pro-
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
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
Collins Academy, Laddonia, Mo.
Miss Marie Gordon, of Springfield,
Mo., is visiting her cousin, Mrs. J. N.
' '
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.
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
i built, badly
Inot what it was
'TF YOU had
The Best Sort of an Indication That
the Mexico Fair Will be a Big
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
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
Ttie following resolutions were pass
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
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
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
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
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
nn movement for. . . .
The same as above in
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.
The Jeweler.
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
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
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,
R. 8. Steele is better.
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
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
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
Boston Shoe Store, pair ladies' rid
ing boots to winner of ladies' riding
Garrett & Sons, hardware, washing
machine and wringer for bushel best
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
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
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
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
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.
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
The result is that the campaign
managers will ignore Blackburn and
not employ him to make speeches
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?
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
County News.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
Cad. Slaughter, who has been
dangerously sick, is reported some
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
Residing within twenty-five
miles of Mexico.
Boston SHQB StOIB.
p. s. " ' "
Hi! flariis in Ladies' Lot
Is Still
Going On!
Come and Get Prices.
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.
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
Airs, lienry wncox ana aaugnter,
Beulah, of Clarence, Mo., have re
turned home after a pleasant visit to
relatives here.
Howard Schuiler, of Callaway, at
tended the game of base ball at this
place Saturday.
The new Christian Church at Hatton
will be dedicated by Elder Hoffman
the first Sunday in August.
The base ball game was largely at
tended Saturnay.
Mr. Robert Bratton's children gave
him quite a surprise last Sunday by
going in with well filled baskets, it
being his 68th birthday. Among those
present were David Bratton and fami
ly, of Weatherford, Tex., Prof. Groves
and family, of Fayette, Mo., Rev. Wm.
Younger and family, of Palrayra,Mo.,
Mr. N. V. Bratton, ot Centralia, Mo.,
Lock Bratton and family, of Callaway,
M. F. Schooler and family, of Boone
County. All his children were present
except Henry, who resides In Florida.
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