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run. FARMERS i Ledger I 1- ' F A aT '. . W TW Weekly Ledger . si NETS Hut ' t I1 tb Hroa. . r.H YEAR Advaace.., (IJBJD NOW. aw its sj gmw It. CMaty Crr- S Nau an Atrtcaltm fl ' MaMars tantr. ; i . R. M. WHITE, Editor and Proprietor. To Oct Plde la h Pm and Oaf Hep fo the patuse, bt Us Add Ytgofoaa Work In the Uivlag Present. ' $1.00 per Year In Advance 4 Strictly a Homo Joaroal Joaroal ft Vol. L. 1 -i i "r f MEXICO, AUDRAIN COUNTY, MISSOURI, THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 4, 1909. ; No. .48 s WEEKLY kly Ledger Editor and Proprietor '.S EASY MONEY .e $5.00 in cash n securing ten " .-advance sub- r the Mexico - Iger, or $1.00 t c-w subscribers. ; money. Any or woman can ? from one to by an hour's : cir neighbor- it now. This ' 'j withdrawn at The Weekly ways 1.00 per :nce. Sample I. White, . . -,d Proprietor 'exico Ledger ddul turn A. Mil It .. atid ft, to r ; is eagerly looking for- so time when the big io replaced by the golf . 1 s T has galled tor Pana 1 . i . J r.y.da and , sterilized s will Iki and change from pos s', ' t u i and corn pone. ' - l-i m h .8 purchased Rev. C. iti lu ll 8 residence property on i '"'!- iivet. Bar. Mitchell more to Clark, Mo., " i- ledger regrets to cbell's departure. THORN' at iiM--r carry his gau, caput the eli ON HAINS Just acquitted says he will continue to Still having twice ee ws he rs likely to be a Hitfe more careful about using It in the fuinre. J. L. STEPHENS, manager of the Scfiihtfns Pruning Co. of Columbia, is iiroioinmly . unntioned for Mayor ol that city. Nr. Stephens Is a young feUMNPM man of fine attainments , would give Columbia a thorough tih m mlm.i'iU'itlon. BVKiiY i Otoliths I!U h'ii aIt'i:i of the Lf-.ii;. k-o feud ItKNtl Tlt:!v'f t BeWtt tiiilt IH time. .:,.n for the last three uddltional name have ti f.im subscription list Tho people of Muz i.ounly appreciate a i;-.tt gives them H the tit to print all of the A Hi) i! F has arisen In New Vj i i i j la can restore lost u mm ik l'i would be a useful per son to h:t'"j a:imd the courts during 1 r a tlon. The plies that times woul 1i i i . Bioro talk of a man a horn ha h to equaHy true in miuril oil investiga r of "I forget" re assembled at the j y his employment. Sentinel says, "the tire there Is around o tins fewer good things I." but the assertion Is when reversed. . The more talk of good things there Is to eat arouud a man's home the smaller th culture. . vented. There la. no reason why a woman should not be safe . on the streets of Mexico any tlaw during the day or night. , HON. W. D. OLDHAM., Kearney. Nab., who married Mill Belle Fentem the accomplished, niece of Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Graham, ot Mexico, has been appointed Supreme Judge' . of Nebraska.; Mr. Oldham, Is a splen did lawyer, and his many friends in this city are much pleased with, his appointment to ,tls Important post tlon, for which be Is so well equipped PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT says a woman's place Is in, the home but the trouble seem to be that every time a man gets that Idea firmly Im pressed on a woman's mind be finds her out. trying to break Into society, Perhaps If women were convinced of the propriety of doing something use ful outside of the home we should find a falling off in the number of bridge clubs and pink teas. IBS DEACABR SMITH , KNOWS CAPT. SEARBT THE highly colored poster adver tising for naval recruit la to go. No more shall we see visions of Apollo like blue Jackets being hauled in Jinrickshaws through avenues of geisha girls or drinking ginger pop In tropical glades. The Navy - De partment has put the ban on the se ductive poster and is negotiating for dun colored solicitations for naval en listments. THERE may be those who will smile at the behavior of the Jury In the Carmack murder ease In Nashville, and the indulgence of the Judge who allows one his morning toddy on the ground that the Constitution prohibits cruel punish ment" and suggests rolling dice when another aska If card playing is for bidden, but the majority of people feel that a trial of this sort is rather too serious a matter for levity and 'that a proper lesson on the gravity of the duty before the Jury would have been more timely and fitting. It may be a little old-fashioned to suppose that serious matters should be treated se riously but there are many who must plead guilty to an old fashioned con ception that a Jury flippantly charged may be flippantly Inclined when it comes to their aggreement. ' . TUB police force of Mexico who are on disty either during day or alglit should see that the vagrant law Is enforced. U this iaw is properly pfcirce.l much trouble will be pre- THH D. A. McMillan Memorial As sociation was formally organized Thursday afternoon In the McMillan high school by- a few of the ' many admirers of the late Superintendent of Mexico schools. The purpose of the Association is to erect a fitting memorial to this-' beloved man through purely voluntary subscription This is a movement everyone In Mex ico should Interest themselves in. Only small subscriptions are sought. It Is a fact worthy of notice that every graduate of the Mexico High School Is an alumni of Prof. McMil lan. He organised the High School in this city 23 years ago when there were only grade schools here. He fathered the institution until it was in the fore of every high school in the State. The purpose to continue the Association after the memorial has been erected and to consider all thos enrolled on the subscription lists as members is a worthy 'one.' This as sociation will be called the McMillan High School Alumni Association and each year will hold a dinner. There are many in this city who never at tended school under Prof. McMillan, yet who will gladly subscribe to this memorial fond.- '' RODEN RE-ELECTED. ', County Collector T. F. Roden and County Assessor T. J. Kelso are home from Jefferson City, where Mr. Ro den was re-elected treasurer of the State Collectors' Association. LINCOLN MARRIAGE BONP FOUND " Do benefit yrui know of any woman who ever received any from taking Lydia E. Pmkham's Vegetable Com- pouna . If any woman "who is suffering with any ailment peculiar to her Hex will ask her neighbors this question, she will be surprised at the result. There is hardly a community in this country where women cannot be found who have been restored to health by this famous old remedy,' made exclusively from a simple formula of roots and herbs. ' , During the past 30 years we have published thousands d letters from these grateful women who have been cured b Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound, and never in all that time have we published a testimonial without the writer's special permission. 1 Never have we knowingly 1 ..hlished a testimonial that was not truthful and genuine. Here is one just received a few days ago. . If anyone doubts t at this is a true and honest statement of a woman's expen u'.i with Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound write and ask her. ' 1,: "! " ' ' ' ,.,.. Texa-" When I first beKan tekin-f J.jrdi E. Pink t ... etable Compound I was a total. wreck. ' I had been LrThret 1 vears with female troubles, chronic dyspepsist, ' i HverTroubTo Thad tried several doctor's medicines, but i.tnST did me any gl -. . jii d-ltmiorli'fc T WAIllft r., three years I uvea on imuuiiu 11 1 rea .nnnunri. bottle of the Compound, and It did . i-t ret welL when I read au aoverusmu ,..,-.- . VegltobUCoTnunVand was advised to try it. .... . . jm ... nnu luYttlA OT IIlS flJUIllimilUUa m " ?" ".r"-., .7. 1 .m now a well woman m mucli fooa 1 wnu . 1 enloy the best of health. . . - r Ijivise all women suffering from such troubles to give It, for It will surely cure you." Mrs. Bessie 1 micks, j Cleveland Ht., Houston, .. . Any woman who is sick and suffering is foolislj 1 surely t to give such a medicine as this a trtal Why should it t do her as much good as it did Mrs. Hicks., 4 , Local Art est Aequalnted with Cap tain of Unrated Ship Interesting Story of His Sketch Book. . t .. Mrs. Dea Carr Smith, bead of the art department of Hardin College, in this city, know Captain Poalby, of the doomed Republic, personally and lo speaking of the recent terrible dis aster she has the following to say; "In the summer of 1907 Cspt. Seal by was the chief officer on board the Steamer Canopio on which I crossed to Europe. He saw me sketching on the deck one afternoon and later, In the salon, when I was sorting my sketches, stopped and asked lo see them. In the course of our conversa tion we discovered several mutual ac quaintances. ' , I "The same day he Mid be would like to request a favor. He then brought forth a large book in which were the autographs of statesmen, ac tors and men and women ot promi nence of the world over who had at time or other been hla passengers. , In the' back of the book were a number of pages reserved for ar tists. There were small sketches and paintings done by men from every country. At the Captain's request made a small water color from memory of ML Renter. I presume this volume, which should be worth thousands of dollars, was lost when the Republic sank. Captain Sealby was a charming gentleman and even a casual ac quaintance could expect him to act In an emergency as ho did when the Republic sank." . Breach of Promise ease on Trla' The breach of promise case ot Mrs. Kate Clements, who is suing Max Eisle, a prominent German farmer of near Centralia, for $5000, was on trial Thursday. The Jury was selected Wednesday afternoon and the taking of testimony was taken Thursday morning. The Jury is composed of W. E. Sims, A. Cv Butts, D. D. Tan ner, Geo. Fisher, J. A. Burner, John Nevlns, J. H. Ware, Roy Travis, Clay McClure, Chas. Dunn and John F. Fredde. The case is attracting much interest. The history of the case dates back to some time in May, 1908, when Mr. Elsie claims he was out looking tor a housekeeper. One day while in this city, he was telling some ot his friends about his plight and one of them offered to assist him. It was . then that .: he Was taken to the home of Mrs. Clements and Introduced to her. He stated that he made several visits to Mrs. Clements' home, and on one occasion asked her if she would keep house for him. He says she first refused but later consented to go and stay two months. Should she find It agree able she might stay longer. He state with emphasis, however, that he never agreed to marry her. Last June the defendant and Mrs. Mattle Waddlngton came to this city and secured a marriage license to wed. - On the same day the couple were married by Judge .Botta at the Court House. At that time it was reported among Mr. Elsie's friends that he had of fered a friend $60 to find him a suit able woman to live with. : After talk ing over the matter with several wo men he decided that Mrs. Waddlng- Before the marriage, however, a ton was the one that suited, marriage contract was agreed upon, and afterwards filed with the Re corder, i Shortly afterwards Mrs. Kate Clem ents brought suit against the de fendant. In her petition she alleged that in May, 1908, Eisle promised to marry her and that the wedding was to be the following August. . Mrs. Clements testified that she became acquainted with Elsie in May, 1908. It was about the first of May when the defendant came to her home. He stated his mission was hunting a housekeeper. After a con- venation over the matter Mr. Eisle left. He made three or four visits. Finally she claims he agreed to mar ry her. In the agreement she states he was to give her J1000 and a dower in his land. From this time she states she expected to marry Eisle until she learned of his marriage to Mrs. Waddlngton, Luclle Clements, the daughter of the plaintiff, testified that she was Introduced to the defendant on one occasion at the home of her mother as the man that was going to marry her mother. When the defendant was placed on the stand he stated he was 58 yearB old. That he was born in Germany and came to this country In 1890. He had not been here but four months when his wife died. When he came to this country he located at Pontine, Illinois, and came to Audrain county about six years ago. When asked It he ever promised to marry Mrs. Clements, Mr. Eisle answered, 1 never did." Ha speaks very broken English and his testimony was hard to understand. Mexico Han Passenger On Baltlo Saw The Doomed Republic New York, Jan. 27. The opinion of Captain Thomas Fenlon that his whale-bock steamer could have towed the steamer Republic into a place where Bhe . could have beached Captain Sealby had accepted his offer of help, was to-day communicated to the officers of the White Star line. Vice-president Franklin said the mat ter would be taken up with the gen eral subject of the collision. Si, Philip, on his trip abroad year ago last summer sailed on the Baltic, the steamer that assisted the rescue ot the Republic's, passen gers. He saw the Republic saU from Mew York and also saw the steamer at Queenstown. Marriage licenses , were granted on Thursday to A. II. Bird,- Vandalla, Lena Clapper, Mexico, Mexico; C, H, Woods, Moberly. Mrs. Nettie. Woods, Little Rock, Ark, Captain R. a. Berry, Signer, Has Copy in Fulton Mo. Home-Interesting Document Discovered by Callaway County ian: " ' Washington. Jai 80. Amnesty for the assassinators, ot President Abra ham Lincoln is proposed in a bill sen to Speaker Cannon to-day by a'resl- dent of Memphis, Tenn., who ' does not believe thafc John WllkeS Booth, the related assassin, was killed by the posse In pursuit of him. : Suggesting that the one hundredth anniversary of the birth of Lincoln could not be better commemorated mm tgxic foh ; GCUOnS, CGLDS, CATARRH. than to settle this alleged disputed historical fact, the bill proposes that, upon making a full and complete con fession, which shall be made public, those who aided or abetted in the assassination ot Lincoln, shall be given full and complete amnesty by the forgiveness of Abraham Lincoln." The author asks that the bill be read in the House on Lincoln's birthday. Als "tudsh p', Calls Bagsdale And Seems Worried It's a blooming, bloody shame. His "ludshlp" is getting a "bally" deal. By Jove. "The Duke of the County Jail.' L. F. Leland, who now says he Is not a member of the Earl of Aberdeen's family, but is closely con nected with another title in dear old England, sent for W. S. Ragsdaie, whose name he is accused of forging on a check. Mr. Ragsdaie called on the Duke; beg pardon, should have said Mr. Le land, Thursday morning and had a talk with his "ludshlp." Among oth er questions the accused put to Mr. Ragsdaie was whether he intended to prosecute him. ' - Mr. Ragsdaie informed him the case was the State's, not his, and the only move he made in the matter was to deny the false signature. Le land told him he desired to talk with him In private and would arrange a meeting in a few days. A St. Louis newspaper man called on Leland Monday. It happened this particular newsgatherer was a Cana dian and was well acquainted with the Earl of Aberdeen when that dig nitary was a resident on this conti nent in an official capacity. He It was who punctured the Aberdeen sto ry for Leland. Opticians Beet In Jefferson Some forty well known opticians met in Jefferson City, Tuesday of this week, for the purpose of forming an association for the protection of their profession. Prominent among those present were Dr. A. C. White and Dr. Fred Pllcher, both of this city. Dr. White Is a member of the legislative committee and Dr. Pllcher is one of the executive committee. The Association is intent upon hav ing a bill passed at the present ses sion of the State legislature forcing all those intending to practice oph thalmology to stand an examination before a State' board before they be granted a license. The object of the bill 1b not only as a means of protection to the opticians from trav eling fakers but will prove a protec tion to the public who might be vic timized by Inexperienced men prac ticing the profession and in the end their eye sight impaired. There were about 60 present at the meeting. It was a decided suc cess In every particular. Before the year passes it la the intention of the Association to get as many prac ticing opticians In the State as pos sible affiliated with it. THE LEDGER JOB PRINTER KOR NEAT UP-TO-DATE WORK. CoM and La Grippe. -Mr. C. Happy, Hardia, Kay Co., Mo. write t HI ess safely recommend Pa rana as a remedy that will cure all ca tarrhal troubles. It was of great benefit to me, ss It rared me of catarrh of th throat, and took a very btd cold and had la grippe last February, It settled In my throat and lungs. I took Wires bottles f Peran and it eared me. : 1 highly recommend it to all who ire sick, and I nv glad to add my en lorsement to that of others," . Pe-ru-a for Colds. Mr. L. Clifford Flgg, Jr., 2KS Eut Marshall St., Richmond, Vs., writes that whet he get, scold fee takes Peru ns, audit soon driven ttout of hlmyiitem. For several yesrs ha wsa not entirely well, but Peruns completely cured him. People who object to liquid medicines ean now secure Peruna tablets. . MEXICO M.-.S WINS $10 ; ,v ' ON QUEER BET Wontsn ts Wefl u Ecu in Mi Wml by Kidney mi BMm Wit. Kidnev trouble erevs unon the mind, discouraeesandlessenssmbition: beauty. vigor ana cneertui ness soon disappear when the kidneys are out of order or dis eased. Kidnev trouble has become so prevalent that it is not uncom mon for a child to be born afflicted with weak kidneys. If the child urinates too often, if the urine scalds the flesh, or if. when the child reaches an age when it should be able to control the passage, it is yet afflicted with bed-wet- ung, acpena upon it, luccaascoiuieaim cnltv is kidnev trouble, and the first step should be towards the treatment of these important organs. This unpleasant trouble is due to a diseased condition of the kidneys and bladder and not to habit as most rjeoole suppose. Women as well as men are made miser able with kidney and bladder trouble, and both need the same irreat remedy. The mild and the immediate effect of Swamp-Root is soon realized. It is sold by druggists, la fifty cent and one-dollar size bottles. Yon may have a sample bottle by mail free, also a pamphlet telling all aoouc HwamD'&ooi. h. utn. Including many of the thousands of test!' monial letters received from sufferers who found Swamp-Root to be just the remedv needed. In writinz Dr. Kilmer & Co., Binghamton, N. Y be sure and mention this paper.- - Don't make any mistake, but remember the name. Dr. luiiner's bwamp-Koot, ana the address, BWgoamioa, sit on every oottie, r S '- Y . " K iW - ' ) )""' :V .dSSiMtfMKAfc' fti'i-- i ni r "iiTiiiflrmiie JOSEPH HALL CHASE.. , Ohio. I iruna Drug tlo., Columbus, Gentlemen s I have used Peruna and find that Itoannot be equaled as a tonic, as well as a ours fur coughs, colds and catarrh; You are authorised7 to nse my photo with testimonial in any pub lication. . : ' , Joseph H. Chase, 804 Tenth St., Waahlnetoo, D. C. Bets a Bluffer That He Can Do a Stunt Which 'Seems Impossible and Then proceeds to Make Good A swry Hard to Beat V The following story Is told on a Mexico boy who proved himself a bet ter bluffer than his opponent and through his acumen made a crisp ten dollar bill. It takes a Uttle nerve to get along in this world and that this rule is a, true one the following inci dent wUI prove.. , , . The Mexico youth was unfortunate enough, a few years ago, to lose ta section of one limb in a railroad ac cident. He has an artificial limb that fills all the requirements ot, ft. real one minus the Inconveniences of frost bitten toes in cold weather and mashed digits when some unkind truck driver is careless in the hand ling ot his teamr - , He was in a pool room in a West ern, city when another youth entered and in a bragging tone told of his ability as an acrobat and what be had accomplished in the circus ring, It was evident that like the monsoon of the great Sahara he was mostly hot air and to call his bluff the Mex ico boy spilled a little clatter to this effect. 1 - ' - I say, my friend," said the Mex ico boy," you may be a good one and all that, but when it comes to circus stunts I was one of the hits with Bar num ft Bailey last season. Why, can Bland flat-footed on the floor and touch one of my feet to the ceiling." This was too much for the other and in a few minutes a bet ot $10 had been placed in the proprietor's hands. ., The celling was some nine feet above the flow and the teat seen ed almost Impossible. The Mexico youth proceeded then to remove his timber limb and tak ing it m his hand touched the cell ing with ease. The money was bis and the other hurried out ot the pool room with nothing more to say. C. A. Culbertson'a Residence Has Narrow Escape What might have been a more dis astrous fire- was narrowly averted Saturday morning at the country home of C. H. Culbertson, residing 6 miles east ot th(s city. Friday night the extreme cold froze the lead pipe to the tank of his wind mill. Mr. Culbertson was in the act ot thawing the frozen pips when in some manner a spark lit on the tank igniting it burning It to the ground., The dam age Will amount to between $350 and $400, The windmill is situated near the dwelling on the west, and the strong wind blowing the flames towards the house placed it in dangerous place and tor a while it seemed that the building was doomed to go. It was only with hard fighting that the dwelling was saved. The barn and the granery narrowly escaped burning CARL DILLARD GOES ' ' TO BOWLING GREEN,' Carl Dlllard has accepted a posi tion with tho United States Poultry Company as manager of their plant at Bowling Green. Mr. and Mrs. Dll lard left for their tew home Thurs day. Mr. Dillard is one of Mexico's best young men and goes to Bowling Green with the recommendations of our citizens. Their many friends re- VERDICT FOR DEFENDANT 1. , - IN EI8LI CASE, Jury Was Out Only a 8hort Time In the Breach ef Promise Cass of Mrs. Clements vs. Max Elsie Oth er Court Notes. The Jury in the breach of promise suit, for $6,000 brought, by. Mrs. Kate Clements, of this city, against Max Eisle, a prominent German, farmer. residing near Centralia, returned . s verdict for the defendant. The Jury stood $ for plaintiff and 10 for the defendant. - , The case of the International Filter Co. vs. C. M. Clay, a Judgment for $17.60 was awarded to the plain tiff. . , Earthquake Cracks Walls''.., That Mexico was visited by an earthquake shock early Saturday morn Ing Is the opinion of many residents. Some at first thought the shock was the heavy wind shaking their homes but after considering the result . of the wind heretofore and the peculiar character of the shock they decided It was seismic. The walls on the In terior of the court house were dis covered to have been badly cracked during the night and as this vener able structure has . withstood , the storms of many years there seems to be little doubt In the minds of those who felt the shock that It wasan earthquake shock. .. Mrs. A. H. Whitney, wife ot coun ty Recorder Whitney, felt the shock at an early hour this morning. , It was of an undulating character and It seemed that the floor moved , be neath her feet It lasted but a few seconds. Mrs. Whitney's father, Mr. John Robinson, also noticed the shock The movement ot the floors was per ceptible and the house' shook but dif ferently than it had when In the rush of the terrific wind of the pas, 48 hours. . .. The Court House Walls Damaged. ' The County Surveyor's office in the court house and also the walls ol the Recorder's office were badly cracked Saturday morning, when their occu pants arrived for the day's work. The Inner wall of the Recorder's office that , separates It from -the hallway through the center of the building was cracked through. City Surveyor E. F. Ketter stated to a Ledger representative that the seismic shocks must have been from north to south or the walls would not have been cracked entirely through. Many others In the city noticed the peculiar shock but at the time de cided it was the result ot the high wind. The terrible catastrophe at Barcelona, Spain, stamps the shocks of seismic origin. , . Prichett In dieted for ' . Brides Death Dr. Paul Prltchett, formerly ef Mex ico, was arrested In his drug store at 2947 Lawton avenue Friday on an Indictment charging him with man slaughter In connection with ' the death of his bride of a week, Bertha Holt Prltchett, who died at the La- Clede Hotel Nov. 30. It is alleged in the Indictment that Dr. Prltchett performed an operation which caused bis wife's death, , , He was exonerated at the Coroner's in quest, v 1 ; 1 .. Dr. Prltchett and Bertba Holt came to St. Louis from Lebanon, Mo., on Nov. 22, and went to the LaClede Ho tel. They were married the following day. 1 ';. - . 1..,; Three days after the wedding Mrs. Prltchett became ill and she died un der circumstances which led to a police investigation. Dr. Thomas Mansfield of 3946 Bo tanical avenue Issued a certificate, gl lng typhoid fever , and stomach trouble as the causes of death. He admitted that he had not been in at tendance on Mrs. Prltchett, but. said that he signed the certificate out of professional courtesy to Dr. Prltchett. Mrs. Holt was a relative of Former State Senator Frank Farrls. ' WALTER HUBBARD ' IN ' MONTANA. (Custer County, Mont., Ismay). Walt Hubbard brought Into town Tuesday what he calls a Fells rufa or bay lynx, commonly known as 'bobcat," which he bad caught In a trap set for coyotes. It measured 18 Inches In Its length. "Uncle" had him well killed before he brought blm in. for he was certainly a vicious looking duffer. ' 1 ' LEDGER ADVERTISEMENTS PAY TOM BURHOP BREAK8 ARM ;l IN SKATING. RINK Former Mexico Boy Injures Himself in Roller Rink In Est Chicago Falls on Arm and Breaks It Is Re covering Nicely , Tom Burhop, formerly of this city now a resident of East Chicago, fell last week while roller skating In large rink and broke his arm. While the injury is very painful It Is not serious. The accident occurred last Friday. A recent letter from his wife to his father, J. M. Burhop, ot this city, states he is recovering. -Orban Wlemer In Mex ican Earthquake Providence or Fate, which ever you prefer to call It, rules coincidence un less you prefer to assert some rule of psychology. Urban Welmer, this week, while rummaging through an old desk was the victim of a coinci dence. On the 24th he found a letter written to the Ledger on that same date, 10 years ago, in 1899, telling of his frightful experience in an earth quake In Old Mexico. The present seismic disturbances in Messina and other points In Italy will add interest to the following excerpts from that communication penned a decade ago by Mr. Welmer. The letter is dated the City of Mex Ico, Jan. 24, 1899. "There have been three earth quakes here since I have arrived. The first occurred Sat"rday, Jan. 14th, bu as I was out of the city I escaped it. This morning betweou.tho hours of 4 and' 5 o'clock, there was . a slight shock again which was percep table enough to awaken my brother but did not arouse me. This after noon we were shopping, brother Char ley, his daughter, Henry and I, when suddenly I began to feel dizzy. The others experienced the same feeling, some ot us holding to the walls of nearby building to keep our feet Henry said at once It was an earth quake shock. All the while I was getting dizzier and dizzier and even nauseated. ' Brother Henry,- who has resided here for fully 10 years and Is accustomed to these shocks, made u go into the middle of the street. The sight I beheld will ever re main vividly photographed upon my brain. Everyone had run to the mid dle of the streets. We could see thousands running away from the buildings moat of them with uncov ered heads. The lower classes were upon their knees praying aloud, their arms raised above their heads toward heaven. They were saying: "Oh, Lord, have mercy upon us. Let this pass tor our little one's sake," etc. The Cocheros, or hackmen, of which there are hundreds in the city, were kneeling beside their horses als offering up prayers. Al this point I pulled out my watch and saw it was Just 10 minutes past 6. The seismic wave was from east to west and we could notice the telegraph poles mov ing a foot each way. There were 2 distinct shocks. Each lasted about a minute and a halt. I can truthfully say this was the long est three minutes I ever experienced. After it was over we saw fissures in the sidewalks large enough for our hands to enter sideways. In some places the granitoid walks bulged up fully 5 inches. The city has a popu lation ot 400,000 and It was a mem orable sight to see the Inhabitants Im mediately afterward gathered on the streets discussing the earthly- dis turbance. During the shocks the screams of frightened women and chl dren added terror to the scene." Very truly, Urban Welmer. DOCTORS MISTAKES Are said often to be buried six feet under grouod. But many times women call on their family phjslciaiw, suffering, as they Imagine, one from dyspepsia, another from heart disease, another from liver or kid ney disease, another from nervous pros tmtir.n. another with Dain here and there. and In this way they present alike to themselves and their easy-going or oyer busy doctor, separate diseases, lor which he, assuming them to be such, prescribes his pills and potions. In reality, they are Sll only symptoms caused by some uterine isease. The'BhKjician.norant of the oh use of suffer(iig,eps up msjreatment until large bills are nis.de. JTtifufferlng catlent sets no betwrUMmamLMbe wrong treatment but probably worseTA limner medlcnp "'f PV Pi"rf'''1 vnrTia Prescrl Wr WflVpiy repiiivTorihe diioasa, there by aiJDellhig airthose aiitrssainf symp- toras, ana Instituting vomion insieaa 01 prolonged misery, ft has been well said, hat. HieaM known la half cured." . : Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription Is a scientific medicine, careiuiiy oevisea oy sn experienced sua skiiiiui pnysician, mi .HantMi in woman's delicate system, Itls made of native American medicinal roots and Is nerfectly harmle9SJnlts effects in tuston. Fa- 4inti fomtninA In nartlcular. for over- gret to have them leave Mexico, but 1 worked, "worn-out run-down, debiil 8 ua"0 tivtM fcuu!hra. milliners, dressmakers. wiBh them prosperity in their home. new TtmwArfnl Invhroratlnff tonic vorite Prescription" Imparts strength to the whole system ana 10 win w Ku n ne in uamcuiar. r seamstresses, "shop-girls," house-keepers, nursing mothers, ana feeble women gen erally, Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription Is the greatest eanniy ooon, ueing uu equaledas an appetising eordlal and re storative tonic a & mntViino- and atrensthenlntr nerv ine "Favorite Proscription " l unequaled I1U 'Hit istrn BRAND WARD MOVES !' 1 TO THE ' POTTS BLDG. ! Messrs. Brand Ward have their grocery stock from the west side of' and is Invaluable in allang and sub . m,. ' dull nervous excitability, Irritability, me square to me j-oua joiue., nervous exhaustion, nervous prostration, nnrth alrio nf tji snuare. All their ' nenrslula. hysteria, spasms, St Vltus'l customer, will find this firm i.SZJrJr to meet them in their new quarters. ,uncona, $Jtf$jfi IOU are coraiaiiy invrcea 10 u u 1 wure8 Bntal anxiety and despondenc ; ' ; " 1 n, Pirra.'s Pleasant Pellets Invlsorai 1 THH LEDGER JOB PRINTER Y . stomach, liver and bowels. One ta FOR NEAT UP-TO-DATE WORK. I terse a dose. Easy to take as eaadi. Ay Cream vlawl lfWVj XV'"- r'" u A pure grape cream of . , tartar powder. Its fame is world-wide. No alum, no phosphatic acid. There is never a ques tion as to the absolute purity and healthful-' ness of the food it raises. , 1 IrindnrlrS JOHN J. MITCHELL REFUSES CABINET POSITION The Press-Journal stated a week or so ago that John J. Mitchell, pres ident of the Illinois Trust and Sav ings Co. ot Chicago, had been slated for the treasury portfolio In President Taft's cabinet. Mr. Mitchell Is a grandson ot the late Moses Kelly of this city. We notice In the Globe- Democrat Tuesday that Mr. Mitchell was offered the position but de clined it. 'John is no truer Piker If he declines an office. Louisiana Pres Journal. . John J. Mitchell is a nephew ot the late Leander Mitchell, of Mexico, and a cousin ot Mrs. R. M. White, of this city. " . , , GAY-MCGEARY. This week In St Aubert, Mo., Le roy Gay, formerly of Audrain coun ty, now a resident of St, Louis, and Miss Florence McGeary, of St. Au bert. . The happy couple have been the guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. R, Sailee, of this city, but left Satur day for St. Louis, their future home. The Ledger extends congratulations and wishes them a long and happy Ufe. , : Cloudburst at 8t Joseph. Special over Minor a Co. Wire. St. Joseph, Mo., Jan. 29. A .cloud burst here last night doing great dam age In and around St Joseph. Bridges were washed out and railroads suf fered, i It , is the first tlmo lu many years that such a rain has fallen In January. ... '..-a.-' : 1 1 ' ,. NEW 8URVEY STARTED. . The, location survey of the exten sion ot the Mexico, Santa Fe and Per ry Traction Co. has been completed to Columbia., Work has been begun on the survey from Hereford to Fulton. CALHOUN-VANVACLE. ' W. R. Calhoun and Miss Edna Van vacle, both of thus county, were mar ried Thursday afternoon at the resi dence of tho Reverend W. M. White, The Ledger extends congratulations, ! i SHOT IN THE FACE. Ira Shepherd, formerly ot Mexico, while hunting quail in Texas this week was accidentally shot la the face. The injuries are not serious. THE LEDGER JOB PRINTERY FOR NEAT UP-TO-DATE WORK. GRAND J URY , SUGGESTS ' l:t ! BETTERMENT OF COUNTY INSTITUTIONS The Audrain County Grand Jury which has been in ' session for the past two weeks handed in ;their . report, on 4-1 n. rtitviftT "DrtMsj TTrtwrvi aml CrwY- Toil Qn f l W fW A Wi T t LUC vuuiil x vvL i, aim ctuu wiuuijr uauunbuiuaji .uV4.iuJug immediately after their adjournment. " They are almost insistantin the language they use that - the conditions- in both the institutions, aformentioned, be , bettered.' They f other state as they are at present they are a disgrace to the community. r The report of the Audrain count; Grand Jury wblcb has Justl adjourned Is published below in full. The mat ter ot bettering tbe foot Fairer and the County Jail now rest with tbe Count; court and ever; citizen of tbe county trusts tbey will find it In tbelr power to follow tbe excellent plans suggested by these metu, j - SHERIFF FINDS HAN FLOWN. When on of tbe sheriff's deputies went to Martlnsburg at the Instiga tion of tbe Grand Jury, a week ago, for I V. Vomend, accused ot "boot legging" whiskey, be found the young man missing. Mr. Yomend's fattier stated be believed bis ton bad left tbe community for good. : Fiona time to time the many Indictments returned by tbe Grand Jury will be made pub lic This will come only when those wanted have been placed under arrest. Grand Jury'a Report, . To the. Honorable County, Court of Audrain County, Missouri. ' Gentlemen: ; ; - , ;: . ? We, the Grand Jury, ot Audrain County, Missouri, instructed to Inves tigate tha condition ot the county Jail and county buildings, most re spectfully reports i . i V 1 That the foreman ot said Grand Jury empanelled on the 18th day of January, 1909, appointed a committee consisting of S. O. Snedcker, ot Prai rie township; J. E. Dlsumsu, of Salt River township and L. A. Northcutt, of North Wilson township, to care fully make an Investigation ot ' the county Jail. . i The said committee did on Jan. 21, 1909, make such investigation of the county Jail and recommend the adoption ot the same, or a similar report as that of the Grand Jury ot Jan. 25, 1907, vis: t.-.' !! We examined every part Of the Jail inside and' out and found the same to be in a deplorable condition' of de cay, we find the wans ot tne jau and residence badly cracked and in an unsafe condition; tha whole struc ture is held together by iron rods passing through tho same in many di rections and We believe- the whole structure would fall If said rods were removed. - ' - ' ' ' We find no suitable cell for the confinement of female prisoners or minors. Nor is the Jail large enough for the demands of the increase of the criminal population ot the coun ty even if it were safe to confine prisoners In or for the Sherlf's family to live In. i v We, therefore, recommend to your honorable body: ' ' That the said Jail and residence part be torn down and a new, safe end substantial jail house be built Wstead, with separate apartments for females; one for hardened criminals and one for first offenders. ' ' ' The sewer system ot the Jail is miserably deficient. We find the Jail at the present time over-crowded, but under tha ad verse circumstances, every cars pos sible is given that tends to clean liness and comfort of the prison ers. . ' The said committee, appointed as aforesaid, further reports: ' That on Jan. 20, 1909, we visited the county farm and county poor- ; t i !: ... , 1 house and buildings used to care for tho poor; examined the same care fully and find that the inmates are well cared for and are In good health. Tha house and buildings on said farm are old structures and are 25 years or mora behind the times la wll.Ti ma Hva a t, rl nf ,,, t h I U aauntjv ue et tb be In tun otate, thould hare or a Christian common wealth should furnish for its unfor tunates.' - ' - ' Therefore, we would suggest: ' ' First, that tho farm be sold as a whole, or that portion south of the railroad and tha portion north of the ' county road, use the proceeds ' to erect a modern brick building; stone or cement foundation, with separate ' apartments for men, women, epileptio and the superintendent and his fam ily. . " v ' '''' Said building should have a base ment, plumbing, including baths, sew erage, walks and every sanitary, con dition that will make It a first-class home.1' ! 11 " -:' 1 ''"', Second, dispose of the farm as a whole and invest the proceeds In 20 A. of land nearer to town, and erect with grounds sufficient for a largo vegetable garden; to give employ ment and out-door labor to inmates. wno are ante to woris. iiw noma iu bo under the superintendence or su- , We feel that we do not Want to close this report without commending - In the highest terms possible the ef ficiency and seal of our new prose- outing attorney and sheriff and the sheriff s deputies. :l ' ' ' They cava given us every aid pos sible In investigating violations of the law and they are entitled to the Un stinted praise and support of every law-abiding citizen. - xiouert u. Aiuria, cuivuuui, J. N. Stephens, Clerk. The men composing the Grand Ju ry are ail well known and enterpris ing members of the community and have the welfare of .'Audrain in their minds when they arranged the report They desire, that not only a new and modern Jail be built wherein prison ers can be safely kept as well as the separation ot hardened criminals and tyres is possible but that the county farm be Bold and a suitable brick structure be erected for their conf la ment , -i.i,, .. , j THIS WILL INTEREST MOTHERS. Mother Gmy's Sweot Powdert for Children, a Certain renal for FeveftsliiMM, Headache, Bad Stomach, Teething- Pkorderi, move and reirnlate Uie Dowels and oWrny Worm.. The, break up Colda In U hours. Tbey are ao pleaaant ta tha tiuie and harmleaa as milk. Children li" them. Over lt),iieo trtliminial. of core.. They never fail. Sold hy all dmigKU. Hoc. K wuf. ceys any auwutuww Uou'tao- MRS. DR. MAPLE DIES IM ARMSTRONG. Mrs. Dr. Maple, of Armstrong, tho wife of a former pastor of the Bap tut church la this city, died at her homo Wednesday. . The funeral will be held Friday in Cape, Girardeau. The many friends of the family ; in this city Join the Ledger in extend ing sympathy. ' -, S. W. Sanford and wife ,have .re turned to Ft Collins, Colo. . It May Be Pneumonia "A hard chill, pain through the chest, difficult breathing. Then fever, with ' great prostration." If this should be your experience, send for your doctor-t You may have pneumonia! , If your doctor cannot come at once, give Avers Cherry Pectoral. When he comes, tell him exactly what you have done. Then do as he says. No alcohol in this cough medicine. JT tier Co, , LnwtU.Mas. Keep the bowels in good condition. One of Ayer's Pills at bedtime will out an in created flow of bile, and produce a gentle laxative effect the day. following.