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TIIE FARMERS Ledger J - - :1V K. taki The Weekly Ledger Fee h, KeUaMe Market Tie NETS thai Mai II the ttu. i'FM YEAR : la Advaac. x Jlnatfi Ceeuatr Cejeree inlnfl Service. Stack .Nat,,. aa4 AsricaKarai Mtftera OeaeraUr. . in 4 R. M. WHITE, Editor and Proprietor, : ; Te Oo Pside in the Pes. and Oa fiope.fo the Fataee, ! 0 Add Vigorous Work in the UlVing Present. ' $1.00 per Year In Advance --R1MH NOW. f 4 Strictly noma Jouraai Vou L. MEXICO, AUDRAIN COUNTY, . MISSOURI, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1909. No. 49 - WEEKLY s , 0 : i it ik. "31 11 ' r te.Hi . fcs for i rick F efetft rain 1 UmA octa I) r; f-tmf; M i, ai It sort vU la t B0EI SW- t rain 0, are . i of t in if to Wt" .mutt Ibtl s f r 0 DM illaiotr. rl, M J, trl imsnt , that , of W a Pi'- comp; r-lai 1 Id la i jxlco, res. her, slide City, VI s old, t- ', of , metr"' : of pb T. 8. Colufp' was 15' recovOT 1 to H' h jrUiaeJ ((J ea Po11,ry ertfloa i; M-i and f! iVoekly Ledger Editor nd Proprietor iARS EASY MONEY s'ive $5.00 in cash rson securing ten 1-in-advance sub for the Mexico ledger, or $1.00 j new subscribers, easy money. Any an or woman can ih.ake from one to "ars by an hour's , i their neighbor lb it now. This y be withdrawn at . The Weekly i always 1.00 per Jvance. Sample ee. ' . M. White, r and Proprietor Mexico Ledger laat that business men created In the growth ty of Mexico should be u ncilmen. ( t s i II. S. Hadiey has ap K, II. Buckner,' of Callaway, ...'ii Sharp, of Montgomery. ' B, Clements, of Macon, HTiT-'tiiMi Dr. l as Ui'w n jpliui .V, i two i. Iff, f OdoKMi, a piUj.'holfl ov.-t ht of the board of Hog Fulton Mo. The other , J. H. Hereford,.; of K. M. White, of Mexico, two years. 1 . es not allow her Presi ir In publlo on horseback l lia will captivate popu- T til 1. - or on the other hand make )i I i a ridiculous. But if Inn)..,- h i a Roosevelt for Presl- Id-nit wuiiiii not , have much of a cnaui-e to dictate about his horso- .tll-U !) W eoff Tl.r , o storluliy Hjn (Mo.) Leader edl "Mexlco business men and believe In organ- U.i . i aanuol banguets are ik li en-,'J ' ' 1 wno mwho" worn. tln t It a tin i viiantsto work together J to pull traiio to a town. Then aftt-r B tliu truuii k :U In town It Is all right ""to acnio for li, Dut first got tbo fm 1 ! .a who danced with Mr.' Tuft at tii j Ailauta ball say he is ery niji!.l.' on his feat It Is prob- ladles took care to be ins their own feet. Three .An on a dancing slipper ctn is not a pleasant u If they are prosldon- "alK th;i.r. i''' :-vry iii!;"'.'!J kundil ! With l': 'i i:i ,-expi:fl -t;;il l-i" COMt'LAI.NT Is being made be cause tiufiura, who testmea oeiore th Grand Jury that they had bought cWhist toivirary to the law from sa- Jiwn ",! a, I. been arrested by the 1 tiiiud under an ordinance, pniviJi that an attempt to , li iuur by minors ia a misde . Sumo claim that the ordl iii invalid, while others take ICE. thkh ew' Jths t.,iii,,tj that it is peculiar that jyst sLouM Uo arrested and fined un- ;or tin! city ordinance for buying spir Mmm litjuor, while the saloon men re ot luTtsiwd under the city ordi nance fur selling the same. Hochi, a dally paper of Toko- si out with a warning jBgahisit the fgltators In the Callfor- riiito 1 i i iiiituw who are proposing bill Juin;lcia to tlie well being of the . 'Japas). s ;. Nobody enjoys having Ja- Jban sltako ltr fist at us but Just the ssame th, so agitators should be sup ' 'pruBHatl. if wa ever have to fight the militia Irilaiulera- We want to have a JpetttT ciinw than excluding their chll .0 riiim public schools and denying ths?m oi natural rights. iiirt ia In session. .OMAN r iRATION lissoarl.. iri, v. r,lf and K ion ol i .laEePinkham's l :hte Compound Ky.-"Lyaia E. Pink- .liable Compound has cer- I world of good and I cannot praise it enontth. I suffered i tAin v aone me a I f rom irregularities, I dizziness, nervous ness, and a severe female trouble. I.ydiaE.Ptukham's Vegetable Com pound has restored me to perfect health and kept me from the operating will tinver be without this in the house'-Mra. Sam'l Fourth St., Louisville. Ky. ir Operation Avoided. . (5a. "I suffered untold om female troubles, and my :1 an operation was my only uid I dreaded it almost as drath. Lydla E. llnkham's -i Compound completely cured lit an operation,' Lbn. V. i. P.D.8. years o( nnnaralleled mto. Tins the power of Lydla E. Vegetable Compound to ule diseases. The great vol. solicited testimony constant it In proves conclusively that iliikham's Vegetable Conv remarkable remedy for those g feminine ills bom wliicb women suffer. r" -"" rANT SAYS CITY AND DRAMSHOPS IN LEAGUE County Prosecutor in Tells of Glaring Protection Accorded Bar Rooms by the Present City Government Claims Ordinance is invalid Concerning Minors. " Prosecutlno Attorney E. 8. Gantt the relation of Via, city government to the dramehope ef thle elty deals -with the situation In strong word, and eaye the matter hae reached a point where the ealoone when Indicted city ordinances. " He asserts the situation at present and demands the attention of the negro boys, minors, for buying liquor Kemp called forth his remarks. The for selling the liquor but the, boys the ordinance, making It a misdemeanor for minor to buv llouor la nvalld and wae really passed 'as a When scon by a representative oft the Ledgor Friday, Mr. Gantt very warmly denounced the action of the city In their recent arrest of Grand Jury witnesses and the allowing to go free and untouched by the uuman- icured hands of the city government. He stated the matter was one be tween the people and the State and the City government, dramshops and City Marshal. Ills Interview In full follows: " ' . " The City council may as well attempt to enforce an ordinance pro hibiting small boys from eating green apples in May as that which makes It a misdemeanor for minors to buy liquor in saloons. The dramshop sit uation in this city is ludicrous and hypocritical. I have little doubt In my own mind that the city ordinance making the buying of liquor In sa loons by minors an offense is In valid and from the opinions that I have heard expressed by other mem bers of the local bar I am not alone In this. In fact there Is a certain doubt In the minds of the city au thorities thomselves as "to Its valid ity. ' - 'When a certain Mexico paper stated that this law was for the pro tection of the dramshop keeper It never made a more truthful statement. The ordinance Is inconslstant with the State statues. Interferes with the enforcement of the State laws pro hibiting dramshops from soiling In toxicating liquor to minors and Is absolutely absurd. Marshal Kemp was furnished the names of the youths who testified before the Grand Jury by the saloon keepers and arrested them upon af fidavits sworn to by himself. Why did be not arrest the saloon keep ers for selling them the liquor? 'The fact is these boys were ar rested for telling the truth before the Grand Jury. Mr. Cullen and I have Informed Judge Williams, of the city court, to notify us when he has simi lar offenders, If they be such, and we will gladly defend them. I ask you as a representative of a conservative paper seeking the en forcement of all laws, to take a week of your time and attempt to learn when in the past Marshal Kemp ever arrested any minors for purchasing liquor In saloons and why he doesn't do so now, and why doesn t he ar rest the saloons for selling to them In these specific cases. The ordinance has been on the city statute books since (July, 1908, and is at present .hanging framed on the walls of several of our saloons. 'It fa time that the citizens de mand Justice, la the city government to be dictated by dramshop keepers? Are the State laws to be laughed at and made light ot in this manner? Are the saloons to be accorded pro tection on one hand and offenses overlooked upon the other? "These boys, both black and white, who went before the Grand Jury and told the truth are to be commended. Their arrest under the city ordinance Is an outrage. If the present situ ation concerning dramshops continues In this city It remains to be seen whether the Joke is on the people and the State or on the city council, dramshop keepers and City Marshal, The assertion, in another paper con cerning the ordinance, ia as follows: This is the first time since the ordinance was Introduced that it has been enforced. The object of the or dinance was to protect dramshop keepers by keeping minors out of. the saloons. 'It is a difficult matter sometimes to determine the age ot a man who steps up to the bar and orders a drink and It was thought that by niak tng the law regarding minors retro active, there would be less violations . of the law. "The defendants In the above cases niAufoii fuiltv tn hnvlnz nurehased lluuor from local dramshops." HAS A GOOD POSITION IN COLORADO. J. H. O'Brien, who has been night Inspector for some months past, has hnon nmmnipii ir the position of chief Joint Inspector In the yards nt Trinidad. This is quite a proml-, nent promotion for Mr. O'Brien, tor, he Is yet a young man and the po - altlon he taken to-day is full of re - sponslblllty. Before coming to La(clent strength to support hie weight Junta, Mr. O'Brien was a master me-! and he chopped them all out. Not ..nanlc in one of tho shops of the. one ot the geese died nor 'waa no- Bnltlmore and Ohio. La Junta, Col., Democrat. : ' Mr. OBrlen was formerly employed at Francis. He married Miss Lola Marshall, of this city, and has many friends In Mexico who will be glad to hear of his promotion. - Dr. Theo. A. Keeton, formerly of Mexico, now of Chicago, endorses the Ledger's plan of cash In advance and pays for bis Ledger to Jan. 1, 1911. i ...j. Scathing Interview In a scathing ' Interview eoncemlno by Bute etatutee are ealved by . ; .. .. Is one disgraceful In every detail people. The recent arrest of three In the city dramshops, by Marshal saloon keepers were not arrested had to suffer. He further asserts means of protection for the ealoons. 1 CAN EAT 8AUSAGE8 AND FRESH BREAD. And : Other Favorite Food without Fear of an Upset Stomach, You can eat anything your stom ach craves without fear of a case of Indigestion or Dyspepsia, or that your food will ferment or sour on your stomach if you will occasionally take a little Diapepslu after eating. Your meals will taste good, and anything you eat will be digested; nothing can ferment or turn into acid or poison or stomach gas, - which causes belching. Dizziness, a feeling of fullness after eating, Nausea, In digestion (like a lump of lead In atom ach), Bllliousneaa, Heartburn, Watet brash. Fain In stomach and Intestines or other symptoms. Headaches from the stomach are absolutely unknown where this effec tive remedy Is used. Dlapepsin really doe all the work ot a healthy stom ach. It digests your meals when you stomach can't. Each triangle will digest all the food yoa can eat and leave nothing to ferment or sour. Got a large 60 cent case of Pape's Dlapepsin from your druggiBt and start taking to-day and by to-morrow you will actually brag about your healthy, strong stomach, for you then can eat anything and ev erything you want without the slight- fat discomfort or misery, and every particle of Impurity and Gas that is In your stomach and intestines is going to be carried away without the use ot laxatives or any other as sistance. . Eggs are Scarce and Costly (By Gosh.) Eggs are very scarce. In the large cities the price has soared to 40c a dozen while in this city "shanghai berries" retail at 30c the twelve, tf they have them. The restaurants and hotels are un able to till orders for "gump fruit." The commercial traveler who comes first may get his egg but If he does not come first he has to do without. The following dispatches from va rious sections of the country show the exact conditions regarding the egg market. New York City, Feb. 4. A well known Pittsburg millionaire made a vulgar display of his wealth in this city to-day when he ordered a dozen eggs for his breakfast He said he had intended buying a new motor car but after considering thought he would spend the money for eggs in stead. " ' Pittsburg, Feb. 4. Andrew Carne gie, the Laird of Sklbo and great American philanthropist, has discon tinued the serving of eggs at break fast and will donate his dally egg money for the use of new libraries. Chicago, Feb. 4. Mrs. Hass Casch, a well known society leader of this city, gave a ball last evening that for lavish expenditure outdid any thing Bradley-Martin or the Vander bllts ever attempted. One of the sa lient features was the serving of fried eggs during the refreshment hour. It Is stated by those who know this was undoubtedly the greatest ex penditure for "eatables In the history of society In this country. ' Jersey City, Feb. 4. Moore Muny, a well known millionaire ot this city was held up last evening while tak ing home a dozen eggs In his motor car. The thugs relieved Mr. Muny of the eggs completely Ignoring his $15,000 diamond pin In the delight of their rich haul. Goose Story That Is A Winner Mexico always forges to the front iand now Alton, the home ot the na- ture, faker, must needs look to Its ' laurels. Chas. Baker, a farmer re- siding 2 miles southwest of this city, has the following goose Btory to ten in connection with the blizzard Friday. last Mr. Baker has a flock of 65 geese. Friday night 16 of the geese went to rest on a pond near bis house and ' the next morning were frozen In their beds, surrounded By 3 Inches of Ice, Mr. Baker took an ax when he dls- j covered their predicament and went , to tne rescue, ine ice naa emu ticeably Injured after their peculiar experience. I Mr. Baker says if any doubters de- to be shown he can exhibit the hole. In the Ice from which he re- ! moved the geese. As a nature faker with the goods to back him, Mr. Ba ker makes Dill and the rest take back seat The Infant daughter ot Wilson. Thorn, as Is very sick at the home of Mr. ana sirs, jonn vauBan, ' ; - THE ROBBERS OF ILASCO . P.O. ARRAIGNED All Pleaded Not Guilty and Their Preliminary Bet for, February .11 Wiseman In a Mix-up Near Bowl ing Qreen Last Summer. , The four robbers, Wiseman, Con nors, Fitzgerald and Bell, who are under arrest in the Palmyra - Jail, charged with entering the Ilasco post office several days ago, were ar raigned before United States Com missioner Geo. C. Moore, Monday, at Hannibal. . ' All pleaded not guilty and Were takon to the Palmyra Jail where they will ta held to await the preliminary heating which has been set for February 11. Bert Wiseman, one ot the four, was implicated In a train robbery near Bowling Green last August -when Con Mulllns, of Feck, Mich., was robbed of $1$. Conductor Smal- Iery, who had charge of the train, tel ephoned from Bowling Green to Louisiana for the police to meet them at the train and Wiseman, with the others were arrested. . It developed that John Wise did the robbing The party ot three men and one woman and a monkey were making the fairs. At Louisiana, the four were arrest ed and on the way up town a fight ensued in which one of the gang was shot In the arm. Weapon That Killed Wagner Thought to Have Been Found Another discovery In the famous Wagner murder case ha been made. Constable J. 8. Atkins, of Vandalia, has found a harrow tooth which he believes Is the instrument which was utilised In the killing of Wagner. The weapon Is In the hands of Prose cutlng Attorney E. 8. Gant, who will have it microscopically examined for traces of human blood. Constable John S. Atkins found a harrow tooth which he thinks is the Instrument used by the murderer of August Wagner last December. Mr. Atkins found the tooth near Bland school house after two week' search. He has been assiduous in' his search for clues since the occurence ot the murder and he Is to be congratulated on his discovery. It was found on the road side In the long grass close to a hedge fence. The tooth is about a foot long and was broken from an old fashioned harrow, It Is covered with some thing which may be or may not be blood. The tooth Is now In the possession of the Prosecuting Attorney Gant who try to ascertain what it Is. Bland school house Is on the road which Luther Anderson took when he re turned to his father's bouse on the morning of the murder after leaving August Wagner's house. It Investigations prove It Is blood upon the broken tooth it will clear a part of the dark mystery. Luther Anderson, the accused m urderer of August Wagner, wa ar raigned before Judge, Barnctt, of the Circuit Court Friday afternoon, and entered a plea of not guilty. His trial was set for the second Monda In June. When he entered the court room Anderson showed little effects of his incarceration beside the prison palor. He was brought to this city from Montgomery City where he ia being kept because of the crowded conditio ot the local Jail by a deputy sheriff. Anderson, It will be remembered, is charged with the brutal killing ot August Wagner, a well-to-do young farmer who resided near Vandalia. The murder was one of the most bru tal in the criminal history ot the county. Wagner waa discovered by neighbors at the foot of an out-cellar stairs, his head beaten into a pulp. JA8. 8PANGLER DEAD. The funeral of Jas. Spangler, who died in the hospital in Fulton Tues day waa held Wednesday, He was interred in the family, cemetery In Callaway county. Mr. Spangler was a resident In this city until his health failed him. The Ledger extends sym patby to the family. - ITS A FACT. (Vandalia Leader.) Mexico has the son of a real live English Earl Incarcerated In her Jail. That dilapidated looking old building will have to be repaired now. A ma trlmonlal catch like that Is liable to be kidnapped. CRUSADE COMMAND- EKY MEETING, Crusade Commandery, No. 23, K. T Feb. 6th. Full uniform. There shoul be a full attendance. d2t The Cause of Many Sudden Deaths. There is a disease prevailine in this country most dangerous because so decep tive. Aianysndden deaths are caused by it beaut dis ease, pneumonia, heart failure or apoplexy are often tne remit ot kid rev disease. If kidney trouble is allowed to advance thekidnev-poison- ed blood will at tack the vital organs, causing catarrh of the bladder, brick-dust or sediment in the nrine, head ache, back ache, lame back, dizziness, sleeplessness, nervous ness, or the kidneys themselves break down and waste away cell by cell. Bladder troubles almost always result from a derangement of the kidneys and better health in that organ is obtained Quickest bv a proper treatment of the kid neys. 5wamp-Root corrects inability to hold unne and scakuni; paininnassinfflt, and overcomes that unpleasant necessity of being compelled to go often through the day, and to get up many times during the night. The mild and immediate effect of Swamp-Root, the great kidney remedy is soon realized. It stauds the highest be cause of its remarkable health restoring properties. A trial will convince anyone. Swamp-Root ia pleasant to take mid is sold by all druggists in fifty-cent and one-dollar size bottles. Yon may have a sample bottle and a book that tells all about it, Dotn sent tree Dy man. Address, Dr. Kilmer & Co.. Binehamton. N. Y When writing mention reading this gen erous oner in tnis paper. Don't make -T ; J eT.li yo something in place of Swamp-Root any mistake, but remember the name. i u yvw w jvh iuu w uwi'iivuHvu. . ii ii nil rvi The Facts About Peruna. Is Ferona an alcoholic beverage In disguise! Ii it possible to as Penuut u substitute for whiskey t S people buy Penuia and use it as a toddy, or a bitters, or a bracer! . . It would be the easiest thing in the world for any one to demonstrate the falsity of fucb statement. Let any one go to the drag store and purchase a bot tle of Fernna. Let him undertake to tue it as a beverage, or take this remedy in dose considerably larger than those prescribed os the bottle. Would the result be alcoholic Intoxication ? Botaing of the sort let any one try it and sea, Pernna is a meiical compound quite heavily loaded with medicinal ingred ient. If taken in dose larger that prescribed it would prodnoe a positive drug effect Ho one ooold take it as a beverage. If any one doubt these state ments, try it and see. We know that Parana cannot be used a a bever age; that it will not intoxicate; that it cannot be used as a substitute for liquors. We guarantee that PE&UKA COHTAISS 50 CHEAP WHISKEY OK AST 0THEB. WHISKEY, for that matter. It contains a small per cent, of oologna spirits, absolutely essential to dis solve and hold in solution medicinal ingredient, but the drug contained in Pernna prohibit its nee as a beverage. It would be the easiest thing in the world for any one to demonstrate this if they chose to do so. reruns is sold everywhere. THE PRINTED OH EACH BOTTLE. It has ehemiit have analysed Peru and wuissey. sow we onaiiemje any oncmisi to aemonitrate any such statement Let any one who has even a smattering knowledge of chemistnr nnrchase a bottle of Pernna and see whetuer or not it contains whiskey, find out for him self whether or not it is composed of cheap whiskey and cubebs. Cf course, cubebs is one of the ingredients of Pernna, but then are many other iiurred- T. 1 1 ; .1 i i . M ... . " - nuii. it nuiuuii iijiuuui E&saueiuu, voryoaus lormosa, couinsonia, and at least four other medicinal ingredients. To be sure, no chemist could so ana lyse Pernna as to be able to identify the various medicinal ingredients. This is beyond the ability of any chemist But any ordinary chemist would be able to say that Pernna is heavily loaded with medicinal ingredients of some kind in addition to cubebs. Now why are these statements repeated when their falsity oould be so sadly demonstrated? Simply because there is continued hostility toward Pe rnna on the part of the medical profession. Very likely the magazines which took np the crusade against Pernna and denounced it as a cheap beverage were misled by statements of the medical profession. Probably they were sincere in their attitude towards it But now, after all these things have been aid and refuted, it would seem to be in order for such people to use a little fairness and common sense in the matter. Every time any one save that Pernna is nothlnp but chean hik cubebs he is telling a lie, an absolute falsehood. Koit people intend to speak the truth. But the prevalent habit of repeating other people's statements, without investigation as to their truth, has led many wen-meaning people to say these false things about Ferona, - . . , Used according to the directions on the bottle, FEB. UNA IS A SAFE AHD EILIABLS CATAItHH EEMEDY, but, like any other good medicine! if takes in excess of those doses, it will produce drug effects very unpleasant to the person who takes it , , ;? ' , . - It is therefore np to every honest person to quit making such statement concerning Pernna, or acknowledge that he is repeating slanders about which he knows nothing. One might just as well say that Castor Oil is an intoxicant that if taken in large enough doses it will operate as a "boose." If people never tried to see, but simply repeated such statements about Castor OiL the majority of people would come to belie ve them. It is no easier to demonsb ate such a statement about Castor Oil than it would be abont Pernna. Any one who takes Pernna knows that such statements are mlse To sav that Pernna is cheap whiskey and cubebs may constitute good material for Jokes on the vaudeville stage, but there is no excuse for any one who uretenrl bv um uuuiiiuwftjruig WTW 6i' feu vib Defendants Become The Plaintiffs International dissension In a fam-j lly of eleven children, all grown to maturity and well (long toward the sunset side of life; trouble over the settlement of an estate, charges of poisoning, hiding of valuable papers' for many years, burning of ether "pa- pers" In the oase, are a .few,ot 'the points that go to make up cult now being heard In tho Madison County Circuit Court at Edwardsvllle. , All Western lllnois .1 interested In the , ease. Mr. Philine Thornourg, ot tnis city, I one of the litigants. ' The contention Involve disposition of property of the late Charles F. Tib betts, who owned several hundred ocreB of land east of Edwardsvllle,' and near the town of Alhnmbra. The estate was administered by George Roth, of Highland, who had niB distinguished services to the na been Mr. Tibbett'a agent during his tlon and the fact of his years that en lifetlme, and was closed up two years forced absence from home in Ohio In later, final receipts from the Ueira performance of public duties had pre belng for 1259.55 each., - 'vented him from complying with the February 15, 1908, C. E. Tlbbetts, H. Tlbbetts and Otis Tlbbetts, the three youngest sons, filed a suit at Edwardsvllle for relief and to set aside a mortgage and deed executed by the senior Tlbbetts to another son, Dr. M. D. Tlbbetts. The mort gage was for $7,600, and, according to the doctor, represented loans made to his father and accrued interest on at tlle christian Church Thursday of a previous mortgage. ternoon and evening, was largely at- The day after the suit was filed Doctor TIbbets filed suit against the brothers, who were parties to the other proceeding, asking that certain deeds made to them be set aside. Cases Heard Together. These cases are being heard at the same time by an agreement for the evidence to govern all, and hence the parties to each becomes ,both plaintiffs and defendants at one and the same time. . , An added degree of Interest was In jected Into the proceedings yesterday by the presenting of a deposition made by one ot the Bisters, Mrs. Flo ra S. Walcher, of Lawrencevllle, Ind., In which she stated that she had re moved four deeds from a satchel con taining her father's papers and had replaced blank pieces ot folded paper in the envelope. She said that her father, on the oc casion of a visit to her, placed in her possession the satchel, saying he had made the deeds to protect the family, as he was surety on a bond. She thought the deeding ot the property to the four song an injustice to the other seven members of the family, and accordingly substituted blank paper for the Instruments and hid the latter. " Later, and only a few weeks be fore he died, C. P. Tlbbetts was vis iting another daughter, Mrs. Phtllne Thornburg, at Mexico, Mo., and be- comlnir 111. asked her to open the satchel and burn the envelope with Its contents. She did so, and seven years after ward in conversation about burning tho papers Mrs. Walcher revealed the fact that the real deeds were in her posession. She turned them over to one of her brothers, and Otis Tlb betts filed his deed at the court house In Edwardsvllle. Brothers Ahead of Doctor. This was the first Intimation that Dr. Tlbbetts had of their existence. In the meantime, he had bid In : the home farm of 320 A. for $11,395, and was In possession of the property He at once filed suit to set aside the deeds for the purpose ot quieting the title, but tha day before the . three brothers had asked that his mort gage be set aside. . . All of the children are present and form an Imposing array of silver heads. ' - LEDGER ADVERTISEMENTS PAT . ... iv-i- IBGEEDIEHT3 AUB PLAIBXY been said over and over ae-ain that found it to contain only cubebs and - Acjivatvu laisenooQ. Taft To Bo a Mason At Sight Cincinnati, O. Feb. 3 Grand Maste of Ohio Masons, Chas. S. Hosklnson, has tendered to Wm. Howard Taft the rare and high honor ot being made a Mason on sight. Taft has accepted and will return to Cincinnati, Feb. 18, when the Grand Master will con- vene a distinguished company of Mas- ons In the Scottish Rite Cathedral and exercise the high prerogative which belongs only to a Grand Mas- ter of Masons. This honor so rarely conferred that there Is but a (ingle Instance on record In a hundred years ot htstoy ot Masonry in Ohio. In 1892 Hon. A. S. Bushnell was made a Mas- 0n at sight. The petition to thus honor Toft was submitted by three grand officers and sets forth high character of Taft, usua requirements of the grand lodg for lnltlaiton and advancement of candidates. Grand Masters ot every state will be invited to attend the 3eremony. FOREIGN MISSION ARY RALLY. The Foreign Missionary Rally, held tended bv the Deonle of this city ani delegations were also present (rom Fulton, Farber; Vandalia, Cen- tralla and other nearby towns. The principal speakers were Dr. James Butchart, a missionary to China, and W. H. Hanna of the Philippines. Each of these gentlemen made splendid talks on the needs as well as the advancement of the missionary cause In the countries In which they are working. The moving picture and stereoptlcon views shown at the ev ening service added much to the suc cess of the meeting. Work has begun on the remodeling of the Central hotel building, which Is to be occupied by Greer, the Fur niture Man. Tho Knock-out Blow.. The blow which knocked out Corbett was a revelation to the prize fighters. From the earliest days of the ring tha knock-out blow was aimed for the Jaw, the tmple or the Jugular vein. Stomach punches wero thrown in to worry and weary the fighter, but If a scientific man had told one of the old fighters that the most vulnerable spot was the region of the stomach, he'd have laughed at him for an Ignoramus. ' Dr. Pierce Is bringing hoae to the public a parallel fact; that tli sVmacV Is the most vulnerable organ out otlie prhn ring as well as In it. - We DrotectburhtaHs. throats, feet and lungs. but theAvtmioliVe are utterly Indiffer ent to, until dlseVAttndi the solar plexus and knocks us out. Make your stomach ur stomach us nl IJontnr l)l3cove'i;.'aujt it " vo ursel f1, 1 ri your most vuTne? WJUoldea Medical Discovery alile,, jpqt. "Uoldea Medical Discove euros "weak , stomach, Indigestion, or dyspepsia, torpid liver, bad, thin and im nure blood and other diseases of the or gans of digestion and nutrition. The'Golden Medical Discovery has a specifio curative (fleet upon all mucous surfaces and hence cures catarrh, no miktMr whra located or what stage it may have reached. In Nasal Catarrh it Is well to cleanse the passages with Dr. Sage's Catarrh Remedy fluid while using tha "Discovery " as a constitutional rem edy. Why the "Golden Modlcal Discov ery " euros catarrhal diseases, as oi ins stomach, bowels, bladder and other pelvlo organs will be plain to yon If you will read a booklet of extracts from the writ ings of eminent medical authorities, en dorsing It Ingredients and explaining their curative properties, it is mauea res on request. Address Dr. R.V. Pierce, Buffalo. N. Y. This booklet gives all the Inrradlsnts entering Into Dr. Pierce's medioines from which it will be seen that thev contain not a droo of alcohol, pure, trlnla-raflned ilvcerlne being used Instead. Dr. Pierce's great thousand-page Illus trated Common Sense Medical Adviser will be sent free, paper-bound, for '& one- cent stamps, or ciotu-uounu iok oi smuuim Address Dr. Pierce as above. i waav. LAND 8ALE3 AT THE COURT HOUSE Harrison Property Sold and the Pat rick Estate Disposed of at Auction at the Front Door of the Court House t The fine Harrison farm, south of this city, 7 miles, was sold at auction at the front door of the court house Friday afternoon. It was sold to W. W, Fry for SS451 which would have to be paid to clear It The Patrick estate In the west end of the connty, was also sold. .160 A. north of Centralla wa bought by Os car Hanley at $43 an A. T. L. Craw ford purchased 80 A. for $55 an A. and Flood Patrick purchased 20 A. at $19.50 an acre. Mexico Boy Gets Oovernment Job Another Mexico boy has been hon ored. Ralph Mason,, a son of W. J. Mason, of this city, has been ap pointed by the government to a place In riAnommAn a i I, M 1 1 1 1 1 Department of Agriculture, the present he will be lo- and for the present cated at Columbus, South Carolina. He has a position as dairy Inspector with headquarters at Columbus. This Is a most Important position and carries with It a good salary. ' j For the post eight months Mr. Ma son has had a positron with - a dairy firm In Pennsylvania. Some time ago he took the examination tor the government work and shortly after wards received his appointment - Ho was graduated from the department of agriculture at the Btata University In 1908. During the four years he was In school he carried oft a num ber of prizes, all of which were valu able ones. The government Is beginning a series of experiments throughout the South in the way of developing agri culture and especially dairy work, and Mr, Mason's many friends will be glad to know that he has secured sue a position. ' After a short visit with home folks here he left for his new work Thurs day afternoon. . A. H. Moore's Narrow Escape Providence, that mysterious force which governs alike the fall of the leaf and throne, Intervened Friday morning, to save the .life of i A. H. Moore, a clerk In Ferris A Cauthorn's hardware store. Had he not changed hie position while standing on the el evator, In the rear of the building, he would have been Instantaneously killed by the fall of a 1000 pound weight. '. t Mr. Moore was working on . the large freight elevator in the rear of the building about 10 o'clock Friday morning. The platform of the lift had Junt touched the ground and as he stepped from It the 1000 pound weight, on the machine, fell from the roof, 40 feet above, and crashed throguh the flooring where he had been standing but a second before. The weight crushed through the heavy oak planking on the floor of the lift as if it were card board. It was several seconds before Mr. Moore could realize how fortunate his escape had been. It all occured so suddenly. That death would have been Instantaneous is without ques tion. The weight would have man gled his form Into an unrecognizable mass, had he not moved aside when he did. CARD FROM MRS. J. A. SWART8WOOD ,' Mexico, Mo. Feb. 6-'09. To my friends and patrons: Irrespective ot rumors to the con trary, I expect to continue to manu facture Soda Water, Ginger Ale, Sel tzer, etc., and I hope to merit the fu ture patronage of all my old custom ers and as many new one us desire to soil the Mexico Bottling Co.'s pro ducts. I will be unable to see, per sonally, my many patrons, present and prospective, but I desire to as sure them that the standard as estab lished by my plant, high quality of Its products, satisfactory business ar rangements and righteous dealing, wll be maintained In the future as It has been in the past. I desire to take this means of thanking my many friends for the encouragement that they have given me and to assure them that their words of cheer are most highly ap preciated. Respectfully, (Signed) Mrs. J. A. Swartswood.Prop. dlt-wlt. HOUSEHOLD REMEDIES. Which have stood the test of time deserve a place In the medicine chest of every family. Mothers are to-day administering to their children the remedies their grandmothers used. ' For thirty years, Lydla E. . Pluk- ham's Vegetable Compound, . made from roots 'and herbs, has been cur ing the women ot this country from the worst form of female Ills, and merit alone could have stood such a test of time and won such an envlabl time and won such an enviable rec record. ROYALLY ENTERTAINED. Mrs. G. A. Ross, daughter of Hon. and Mrs. W. S. Hathaway, of this city, and the school with which she Is connected, was royally entertained by the Persian Legation of Washing ton City this week. The function was one of the most sumptuous, of the season. Col. Ed. Kunkel has one of the best arranged galleries of pictures on the west wall of the postotflce that any one ever "put his peepers on." Tha pictures are greatly admired by Ed's many lady friends. Later on Ed. will havo his "chromo" taken life size and placed In the center of the group, then the collection will be complete. O, glory. Dill. Hon. B. C. Waters of the Legisla ture from Audrain county, is a mem ber ot two of the most Important com mlttees ot the House. Ways and Means, also the - eleemosynary com mittee. THE LEDGER COVER8 THE FIELD ,,. M 1 1 1 1 1 jminniiiiiniiiy m i i mfBS Baking Bswder is the most efffcieat and ' V perfect of teaventag agents, MADE FROM PURE CREAM OF TARTAR No alum, lime or ammonia. : XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX " "I 30 20 and 10 YEARS M JJ ' Ma M A(jU I HIS WLLfv. M 2 .---ii , rT 30 YEAR8 AG0 THI8 WEEK Charley Murray was In the F t attending a gents' tailoring school. Pott ft Glandon harvested 800 tons country, whether It be Yale or Har- of Ice during the season. ' vard, a a freshman without) atand- ' ' ' ' " . , ' . . ', . Ing the customary entrance examln J. J. West wa confined to his at"on ' bed by Ulnese. .. one of tha first thing required by - J. W. Thompson, of Benton was arranging to go to Texas. ' Two horses belonging to Mr. Ray nor had their throats cut by an un known party. Mrs. Shootman broke her thigh bone by falling. The same day MrS.lmaad9 tnft6 tho sollool gpIrIt ,hal, mum ten on me siaewoia ana oroae her ankle. . ' D. D. Bltven advertised that he would have a public sale of stock and farming Implements to take place Feb. 12. 20 YEAR8 AGO THI8 WEEK John Cahall moved to Wellsvllle to reside. !(.; 1 . .-. ,.;r Harry Slovens rented tho ' Field farm, Just east of Mexico. Prof, Bills had his singing school at eBavor Dam. , ' John E. Gllmore and Miss Ella Creamer were married by Justice Win' scott, , t Cards were issued announcing the wedding of John Beatty and Miss Mary .C. Smith, both ot Gant. Mr. Cottlngham, of - Tulip, Mo., and Miss Annie' Llewellyn, of Laddonla, were married, .- W. L. Crawford and Miss Browning, of Toungs Creek, married. , ; , Mary were C. A. Witherspoon and brother, of Kentucky, bought D. Anderson's farm south ot Mexico. Price, $35 per A., P, F, Dyer, of Cehtralla,' , bought the dry goods and grocery stock of J. N. Rosser at Rush Hill. Edward Harrison and Miss Carrlo Kendall, of Edwardsvllle, III, were married. ' 1 - ::.. s J. W. Stewart and Miss Charlotte Hepler, both ot Audrain, were mar ried. .. ; . . . . , R.- 0. Graham, W. R. Carter and J. A. Glandon went to Mobcrly to as sist in organizing a new North Mis souri Fair Circuit. ' H. Jacobl was in Quincy, 111., to at tend the funeral ot Mrs. S. Simpson, formerly of Mexico. Miss Ada Treloar, sister of W. M. Treloar, of this city,, died at her home In Kansas City. The, inter ment was made In tha Mexico ceme tery, , :,'.(.! , . ' i ,' 10 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK ' Miss Blanche Elliott was visiting In Hatton, Kan. : -; " ; Jeff Sims purchased the T. J. Kel so dray business. ' The residence of Charley Dufflus, near Benton City, burned. . J. C. I?lngo traveled for tua Urowu ilarrow Co., of Kentacvy, Mrs. Sarah E. Mansfield, aged 8? years, died at her homo In this city. Jas. Roy Key, ot the Ledger, uu- derwent an operation at a hospital l-i Bt Lti for appendicitis. Mrs. 8. Gilbert, aged . 87 years, died at her home 16 miles north of this city, James - Marshall returned ' home from Alaska. Mr. Marshall had been In the Klondyke country nearly a year, M. Jenkins, ot this city, and E. A. Feutz, of Rush Hill, formed a part nership in poultry business in Rush Hill. Ernest Gantt, of this city, had a position with the Pittsburg & Gulf Railroad Co., in the legal claim de partment, with headquarters at Kan sas City. LEDGER ADVERTISEMENTS PAY Not Coughing Today? Yet you may cough tomorrow! Better be prepared for it when it comes. Ask your doctor about keeping Ayer's Cherry Pectoral in the house. Then when the hard cold or cough first appears you have a doctor's medicine at hand. Your doctor's approval of its use; will certainly set all doubt at rest. Do as he, says... He knows. No alcohol in this cough medicine. c. Aim Co.. Lowell Maa. Robust health is a great salt-guard against attacks of throat and lung trouble, but -constipation will destroy the best of health. Ask your doctor about Ayer's PIU. Mexico High Sohool Wins Honors The fact the Mexice High school Is member ef the North' Central As- sociatlon of Colleges and Secondary . school Is known by -many, In this eitV( bu 1tvt mUz the significance ; that membership carries with It, This , membership Is only possible when a school ha attained a certain high standard ana auowe graduate to. enter university or college In the City, A school that Is admitted to this or ganization Is every, teacher must bo . a collego graduate. That no teacher has mora than 6 periods each 'day. Each period shall be ot 43 minute lengths and that tho labratory and library equipment shall bo op to e certain high standard. It also), do- be good Tnlg determined by the Statu inspector ot education. The or ganization is a national one tor the ; promotion of education, ; . The following communication from the secretary ot the State University on the committee ot accredltod school will be of Interest to all f . .. Columbia, Mo., Feb. .3, 1909-Supt.-, ; Lea B. Hawthorne, . Mexico, iMo. . My . dear Mr, Hawthorne! , Ia a re cent meeting, tha University Commit tee on Accredited Schools considered ; tho report of our School Visitor, Prof. Elliff , In regard to tha Mexico High . School, and decided to add to previ ous credits (1) unit each In English, Drawing and . Physical Geography Accordingly the list of credits Is as follows: .-. i. i ; English, .: i . Algebra, X. l-2y . Phys. Geog., 1.': i -Sol. Geom., ! i I'l. Trig., 1-2. r i , Anc. Hist, 1. , i i .; , ' Chemistry, 1. . Gen. Biol., t. M. 4 M. Hist., 1. Eng. Hist., 1. ' . i . .- ; Amer. Hist., I. Latin, 4, . i Gorman, 2. . s Physics, 1. - j Phys. eGog., L Drawing, 1. : , ! Man. Tr., 1. Total, 23 1 2.' The Committee is pleased to nolo that tho school ia woll organized, the work well proportioned, and discipline; excellent. It wishes to congratulate you. on tha fact that tho school la now a mambof ot tho North Central Association of Colleges and Second ary Schools. i 1 , ; ; : Very truly yours, t- J. II. Coursault, Seo'y of Committee on Accredited Schools, l i .. ; MCINTYRE-LANCENBERQ. Mr, and Mrs. Henry F. Langenberg, of St. Louis announce tho marriage of their daughter, Ida, to Mr. Joseph L. Mclntyre, on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 190!), iu St. Louis. , . Mr. Mclntyre is a former Mexico boy and well known here, Tha Lod ger extends congratulations in' ad vance, i ;i ( . i , .; . PARIS, MO., NEW i : ORDINANCES. The new ordinances ot the city ot , Paris have been enacted by, the city council and inaugurate several chang-, es. ' Hereafter It will be unlawful to either spit or skate on tha sidewalk, and you can not build a barn within 20 feet ot a street or an alley or any kind ot an cut-house within 5 feet. The most drastic, enactment Im poses a Ilcenso tax of $25 a day for selling or peddling merchandise on order and puts Larkia soap women i out of business, iWe may expect an : armod rebellion soon. Every Yoman Will Be Interested. ' If yoa will md4 yoar name and address we will mall yoa FliEB a package of Moihor Gray's AU3TKALIAV-I.KAF, a certain, pleaMot herb cure tor Wmiicula ilia. It In reliable regulator and Qever-fatllng. If yon have pains in tbe back. Urinary,. Bladder Kidnwy trouble, vae thle fileasoct miina of aromatic herbe, roota and ,iv. All rirtieaiJte toll It, so cenls, addrtae. The MouiwUnii Co.,Le Key, N.Y. METHODIST8 TO MEET , AT MONTGOMERY. Montgomery, Mo., Feb. 4. The an nual district conference ot tha Meth odist Episcopal Church, South, em bracing the counties of Audrain, Cal laway, Boone and a part of Randolph, will meet for a three days' session la Montgomery, the last of March. Tho Reverend ,W. A. Hanna, ot Mexico, will preside. -- ' '