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H. M, WHITE, Editor en Proprietor Subscriber ft the Weekly J X ledger hew examine the t i the Seta after their names en X nwwln ar wrapper af their X piper. Send jmr miea a X week ar to aefe-t yaar Daw i expires aa that yee win not J miss a eoey. The Weekly Le- X ger la '-00 a yaw to everybody T ehvey la aaVanea. MRS, HASSLER INSULTED TUES DAY MORNING ACCOSTED BY A DRUNKEN MAN AT THE CORNER OF DR. SHOUSH'S RESIDENCE ON N. WASHINGTON STREET WHO USED VERY INDECENT LAN GUAGE IN ADDRESSING HER. WHAT abort a home but for the big Ulr. A local Building end Loaa Aasocia Uoa woeld aria make Mexiro a city. u --JL u rg-g WANT advertisements In the Mex ka Ledger brtag prompt and aatla factor? results. THE Coon cC Appeals oC City baa decided the local optioa cob teat appealed from Columbia, Mo., ltt favor of tbe dry. THX death of Mm. Lacy H. Dob tub. of this city, win ba learned vita regret by kcr many Meads, Ha Dobyns vaa ona of Mexicos oldest settlers and moat respected women. THERE should ba a large Bomber of modern cottagea erected in Mexico this spring to accommodate tbe grow ing population. Scarcely a day paaw tbat someone does not express re gret at not being able to find a salt' able home in this city. THERE could ba bo better invest meat (or the firmer of Audrain county than food brood mares. More attention should be paid la tha coon ty to the breeding ea sood boraea Mexico moat keep up its reputation as the "Horse Center of the Earth.' IF the ministers of tha Gospel throughout the country had the sup .tort ot their congregations and aa dteaees aa baa Gipsy Bmitfc they would come nearer reaching the grand result obtained by this evan gelist. People go hundreds of miles to bear Gypsy Smith who never go to church at bone.' MEXICO la too small a town for tha display ot petty Jealousies or spite work among business men or citizens ot any class. All who lire In this town should work together In harmony tor the growth of the most prosperous little city la the State. It Is not to be expected that every body on all questions and on all occasions can agree, but disagree ment Is not necessarily followed by bad feeling and bitter talk. THE primary election to select Democratic candidates for the Conn cil will be held on March 1st. The nominees on this occasion will all be elected at the April election. It is of the utmost Importance to Mexico that business men, competent and wll' lug to took altar the, beat Interests ol Mexico, should be selected to these places. The salary Is nomi&al, but the desire to see Mexico become a city should Influence first-class men to accept these positions. THE Missouri Press Association will bold Its annual meeting at Ful ton. Mo., on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. May 1213 and It. A splendid programme will be offered and the meeting should be well tended. Every editor in the State should be interested, not only In hk county and district, but in his State organization. The people of Fulton, who are famous for their hospitality, will on this occasion brighten their reputatlon along this line. Let at make this meeting a record breaker. ARRANGEMENTS are being com pleted to give ex-Governor J. W. Folk a big dollar banquet in the City of St. Louis on the evening of February 26. This promises to be one of the largest gatherings of Democrats ever assembled at a dinner In the State, and will be participated In by repre sentatives from all parts ot Mis sourl Hon. Lon Sanders ot St Louie Is chairman of the executive com mlttee, and will be assisted by a strong committee ot earnest and faithful Democrats. Quite a numbe from Mexico will likely attend this function. SOME action should be taken by the Legislature (or the betterment of the game conditions In this State. At present the Game Warden receives only enough salary to pay his own traveling expenses and stamp money. He cannot supervise the entire State closely. The need (or deputies is a crying one. Sportsmen throughout the commonwealth decry the flagrant vi elation ot the game laws on every side and this in some instances is almost openly. When the Wamaley bill was in effect It was possible to sustain deputies In every county and then the revenue from licenses left a goodly sum on the right side of the ledger. The sportsmen of the State should organise and see that this mat ter Is given the necessary attention. REFERRING to the result of the contest (or Lieutenant Governor of Missouri, the Fulton (Mo.) Gazette editorially says: William R. Painter will live in history aa a man who all but deliberately rejected a high pub lic office because there was some doubt ot his being fairly elected to it, though there was no doubt that he was legally entitled to it. On the face of the amended returns, and ac cording to the rules proposed by the Republican members of the joint can vasslng committee, he was honestly entitled to the office of lieutenant- governor. But Mr. Painter said he did not want aa office when there was even a suspicion that be was not the choice of a plurality of the vot ers. He looked to the future with the thought of preserving bis own good name, and that is Just what his friends expected be would do. Those who know him well would have been surprised had be taken any other course. In taking care of bis own good came, Mr. Painter bas taken care of the good name of his party. No odium attaches to the Democra cy because of his acts, lie has wade a clean record In the contest, and bis party can show clean bands on every transaction. The Democra cy owes Mr, Painter both thanks and tool IU. j ; : ,,) , City Marshal Kemp Notified and Ar rested trie Man Gave Name Smjrtock from Ladsools Orunken- nese Is Attributed te far His Ac tions. While retaining home from town Tuesday morning about 11 o'clock. Mrs. T. B. Haasler. residing ia the Bona part ot the city, was accosted and insulted by a drunken man who gave hia same as Spurlock. ot Lad tenia. City Marshal Kemp l immediately notified and placed Spar- lock ander arrest. Mrs. Haasler had been np town shopping. She had started home and had reached the corner of Dr. Shotuh's residence, on N. Washing ton street. Here Spurlock approache her and taking bold of her arm used very indecent language in requesting her to accompany him. Mrs. Haasler then hastened back to Bam Morris place ot business and told him of her experience. Mr. V orris immediately notified the po lice and Marshal Kemp went to the scene and made the arrest. Mrs. Haasler was la a very nerv ous condition canst 1 from her fright and could hardly make her trouble known. Spurlock was under the Influence of liquor and was placed in the city Jail to sober before any action could be taken by the officials. Spurlock waa later arraigned before Judge Williams on a charge of dis turbing the peace where be waa fined $M. Immediately after this a State warrant waa served on a charge of disturbing the peace. When arralgne before Squire 8 tailings 8purkck re quested time in which to make his plea and Wednesday at 1 o'clock was set for his bearing. RICH RED BLOOD You Will Never Have It as You Have Dyspepsia as Long Just aa long as you hare dyspep sia your food will not properly di gest, and the nutritions elements in the food will not be extracted or absorbed, and Impoverished or watery blood will follow. This condition may not be appar ent at first, but it will come Just as sure aa the sun will rise again. Any stomach ailment including all forms of Indigestion can be prompt ly cared by using lli-o-na tablets, a scientific treatment unsurpassed. It stops fermentation, belching of gaa and taste of sour food almost at once. The mighty power of Mi-o-sa to in vigorate and restore the stomach to perfect condition is known everywhere. Ml-o-na cares by building np by banishing the cause. For thin people it la a great flesh builder, because it causes the stomach to give more purer nutrition to the blood. It cures sea and car sickness and vomiting of pregnancy almost immediately. O tis Pnrdy sells Ml-o-na for CO , cents a large box, and guarantees it to cure, or money back. Tina of Filling Paving Con tract Extended to Owea Tha ordinance relating t the N. Jeff ersoa street paring Introduced ia the meeting of the Council two weeks age was passed by this body at their regular meeting Monday evening. The ordinance gives to Contractor Owens aat extension of time for completiu the work oa the N. J eft ersoa street paving to each a time as is "reason ably possible taking into consldera Uc the condition of the weather as saitable to said work." The ordinance cites that whereas there are same defect la toe curbing oc the improvement oa N. Jeffersoa street and that such defective work la doc to the inability of Contractor Oweaa to fix the curbing on account of weather condition. When the work on the street was completed it waa nearly Christmas sad iim the latter part of the work, the weather was so cold that the curbing froce before drying, and in order to give Mr. Owens time to substantially comply with said contract, the ac ceptance of said improvement was postpozwd. A petition against accepting the work oa the grounds la the ordi nance wss filed. The petitioners weather was responsible for the de fective work. Contractor Owens, how ever, intends to fix the street and make the work according to con tract. Resolutions extending the time of Mr. Owens to August 1. 10, (or completing excavation ot West Mon roe was adopted. Miscellaneous Proceedings. Street Commissioner's report re ceived and filed. Cemetery Sexton's report showed burials for the past month, 6 whites and 1 colored. The petition from the citizens of Woodlawa was received and on mo tion referred to the Electric Light committee. A dramshop license to Hall ft Me Intyre was granted. Financial statement showed a bal ance in genera fund to be $5187.28, and in special sewer fund, 177.44. Resignation of T. J. Kelso, as city assessor, was accepted to take ef fect April 1st. The following bills were allowed: 230.0s 323.00 11.50 13.0E 1.20 1.50 1.25 (00 3.(5 12.50 HI 22.56 7.50 2.90 41.92 125 S.28 4.20 4.40 4.45 1.20 2.25 3152.25 2.15 (95 2.95 609.70 48.25 13.40 7.00 Hebron Lodge An. 354 Rtyilmr Mrrtmfft 1st TrKslay Evuinj Each Mtcll otxt fo um Oscar L. Martin James B. Owea .. H. D. Llewellyn .. A. C Barnes .. . J no. J. Steele .. r. M. Sboush .. . a V. Haskell .. , J Do. K. Snuffer , L. T. Mitchell .." Oscar Poisaoa .. Gen. Kabrich .. , T. B. Duacaa .. .. .. ,.W. M. 8. W. J. W. Treaa. .. .. 8etretary ChaalaiB 8. D. J. D. 8. 8- J. 8. Titer Marshal LETTER "RON) W. E. BOYD.' M. A. Orchestra's Con- , i eert al uaruin boi.es f TWMlssoori Military Academy or- V . 'chestra of U pieces cho1 Corseting Repent Regarding ulrtett. m glrs their annual sprin tog of the Concord Meresntiie Ce. ' Hardis College Audi- Store. I. . .v. -,i rJ Voadar. Feb. tortum the evening 15th, The Friday following they will ta Vandalia anoer ins To the Editor of Ledger: i ... . . . asDear uoncore. , reo. - " KBOO, , ci,y. wb to correct the t l , the OM tb, B artKW wa.cn appeare. ui u . . fr- . teuotL rh. or- 1W r"!r!;vera is composed of finished mu nre u tne Mercantile lompwy iure. ., .nd i 'Stciaa cnoeen . WWW . . . Ln.-I-V stodenta ana nave oeea rou THE public is fond of fancying tha Mr. Taft haa the smile that won t come off, but it anything can suc ceed in effacing it, four years In the White House are likely to do It We hasten to predict that In March, 1913. he will find it harder to get the smile on than to get it off. THE hazing ot a Japanese stu dent in a California University seems from a distance to be too small an Incident to warrant a war between nations. But as long as the Jlngos of both countries are determined on war they may be trusted to find a casus belli eventually. THE President bas been offered ten thousand dollars a week to ap pear once a day in a circus aa the hero ot San Juan H11L' We may hare here the solution of our perplexing problem, what shall we do with our ex-Pre'sldentsT THE President of Cuba basal ready announced bis cabinet but Mr. Taft Is contented to let the newspapers her hare their play at cabinet making for awhile yet. THE kindergarten is said to be on the decline. What kind ot a nation can we hope to become if the youth of the country grow up without their knowing how to make raffia baskets and tissue paper candles. THE people of Mexico will be de lighted to hare the opportunity to hear Rev. Lincoln McConnell lecture in this city on Feb. 16. He will have a large audience. Hon. W.R. Painter, of the Carrol ton. Mo.. Democrat, was in Mexico to-day. BANK ELECTION NOTICE. Mexico, Mo., February 8tb, 1909. Notice is hereby given tbat tbe an. nuai meeting of tbe stockholders of tbe Southern Bank of Mexico will be held at 9 o'clock on tbe morning of tbe 4th Tnesday ot the present month, Februa ry 23rd, 19U9, and con tinue open for tbe space ef three hours at tbe Banking House tit said Bank for tbe.eleotlon of five directors of aald Bank. Tbe stockholder! are especially urged to be present and vote In per son but If not present tbey may vote by legally, qualified proxies, wlt-dtd i. A, Gutbrie, Pres. A. D. Jackson, Sec'y. Dr. Frank Harrison, superintendent of Hospital No, 4, at Farmington, Is in Mexico on a viait to relatives. T. J. Kelso, city Mexico Elec Lt Co Hathaway Seed Co Mexico Fire Dep't F A Morris, groceries Douglass A Mclntyre Durkee Dearing E L Johnson Bedbury A Co ' F M Williams Miss Susie Ringo E W Walker Field Bros O W Robertson LaCrosse L Co W R Kemp Standard Printing Co Ferris A Cauthorn G L Ferris J P Beuth Gant A Rowland Arthur Ketter D C Owens Llewellyn A Sons . Bud Marshall T L Hill Salary account Street work C. Blakey Collector Dlreeto.-a Dlseus Amphitheater The Mexico fair directors met Saturday night The only business they considered was the erection of new amphitheatre. Tbe matter will not be decided until the meeting of the stockholders, March 6th. The new amphitheatre may not be any larger than that burned last summer, but will be equipped for the com fort of the public ' In speaking of tbe meet to be held Aug. 22nd to 27th, Inclusive, E. H. Carter, secretary had the follow ing to aay: 'We hope to better not only the races, but the show rings this year by remaining Independent of any circuit. Last year we were at the tail-end of the circuit and many en tries failed to appear because ot the defeat tbey had experienced at the preceding fairs. This year we fol low the Columbia fair. "Mexico and Centra lla are tbe only two fair associations in this sec tion of the State that do not demand extra money tor the admittance of rigs or single horses to tbe grounds. This naturally effects our receipts. "The new amphitheatre will re semble tbe one burned In many re spects and be practically of the same seating capacity. Whether we will erect quarter stretch seats or served ones in the grand stand will be decided later. It is our Intention to give the public the best fair In the State and we are doing every thing we can to that end." ADVERTISED LETTERS. Adama, 8allle Bartley, C L Black, Minnie Bates, Ethel Brans tetter, Harry Brend Ruby Brown, Laura Butt, Jno Carr, Emma Crews Rachel Cown, A R Chute, W M Culbertson, M E Davis, Cora Drake, B1U Dlllard, Chas Daniels, Jessie Dunlap, D M Ezry, Mrs Sol Greene, Ben Holmes, Jack Holsey, Earle Jones, Florence Judd, Jno T Knapper, Mrs Geo Kelly Blanche Kneble, Mrs E Lawson, Mrs J L Langton, J A Lepper, Rush Ledbetter, Cebarn, Meush, Julia Middleton, Joe Nestle, Ella (3) Nichols, W H Reubllng, Cretavla Shearer, E B Sledd, Edith For the week ending Feb. 1, 1909. Tanner, Mead Talley, Nylie Tomptbaom, French Turymann, Bell White, Mrs J U Windsor, Mrs Young, J N Younger, C E Warren, E McClelland, Grace McHenry, Marris, 8 B Porter, Ernest Smith, L C Sutton, Ethel Geo. II. Kunkel, P. M. Winter Tourists Fares Via the Wabash. To points in Alanama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mexico, Missis aippi. New Mexico, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. On sale dally Nov. 20th, 1908, to April 39th, 1909. Return limit June 1st, 1909. . Stop over privileges at certain points. For further Information, call or addresa I. M. Richards, Agent Wabash R. R. Co., ,. - Mexico, Mo, Before You Buy, see Bill lUgsdale'e $27 Team Harness complete. 44-12 Auf CromdMaOtt A. 8. Houston 1W4 PAST MASTERS S. M. Edwadra ., 1S70 3 5 Geo. A. Poteet 1171 Oil J. M. Riley 187(7-82-4 S. 8. Craig 1880 A. C Barnes ISSS-7 A. 8. Houston ..18&S- Jo'jn Abbay 1890-1 Jos. A. Potts 1892 D. 8. Burroughs 1895-8 Jos. J. Weimer 1(97 J. N. Cross 19M K. M. Deaoe 1901 J. A. Glandoa 1902 T. & Duncan 1903 Joa E. Jesse .. .. .. ..18989-1904 Oscar Poison 1905-4 Eppa F. Elliott 1907-8 MEMBERS Abbay, John Atkinson, fa F. Angle, William Basaford, Jan, C. Barnes, Adam C. Burroughs, Daniel 8.' Bbckbnrn, Ernst L. Beal, John Boone, Ernest V. Cross, J. N. Clay, Green Canterbury. A. H. Cogswell, John T. Cunningham. E. R. Conaldine, Joe Dooliu, Hardy" Daniel, R. A. Daniel, John M. Daniel. J. C Davis, F. Jesse Diesset, Wm. H. C. Duncan, Thurston B. Dlllard. James H. Edmonds. R. H. Elliott, Eppa F. Elliott, Alfred L. Fowles, Wash L. Fredde, John F. Franklin, Ben Farrell. Edgar H. Faddia, Marshall - Glandon, Jos. A. Guthrie, Jobs A. Gant, E. 8. Gary, Legare Garrett, A. E. Goodaon, Frank C. Houston, Algernon 8. Hoxsey, Thos. J. Haskell, Ben F. Hawkins, J. B. Johnson, Charles Jesse, Jos. E. Kabrich. Geo. Kelso, Tbos. J. Lakenan, Theo. 0. Lane, Joha H. Lewis, James A. Liter. A. L. Lee, John W. Llewellyn, Hy. D. Morris, Samuel Morris, Fred A. Moore, David P. Million, Jobn W. Martin, O. L. . Mitchell, L. J. McKee, Jaa. D. McKee, David A. McClure, RobL L. Null, C. M. Owen, Jaa, B. Pollock, William Potts, Jos. A. Parker, Frank H. Polsson, Oscar Phillips, R. L. Rebman, PbU Rlxey, Wm. J. Robinson, R. M. Ragsdale, Wm. 8. Ramsden, Jas. II. Steele, John J. Snyder, John B. Steffens, Wm. Stewart, Chas. L. Sboush, F. M. ' Stelnman, Qua N. Sparks, Rena A. Spottawood, Frank H. Stauffer, John E. Turner, A. 0, Turley, T. T. Tinsley, Jas. O. Underwood, Rufus Von Grablll, 8. Becker . Weimer, Urban Williams, J. V. Watson, Edw. B. Warden, H. P. Wilson, E. S. Wood, J. E. Wise, Martin R. No. Members 93 DIED. Atkinson, Jss. Monroe .. June 15, 190E Moore, Joseph E. ., April 13, 1903. Morris, Joseph D. .. Feb. IS, 1908. WANTED TO BUY Walnut logs twelve Inches and up In diameter. Cash on track in car load lots. 49-3t Langdon Gun Stock Company, 11th A Market St Des Moines, Ia. Builds up waste tissue, promotes appetite, improves digestion, induces refreshing sleep, giving renewed strength and health. That's what Holllster's Rocky Mountain Tea will do, 35c, Tea or Tablets. : Crlswell Drug Co. Misses Mildred Whitney and Eliza Gibbs and Mr. and Mrs. Cortes Ed monston are home from Moberly where tbey attended a performance of "The Land of Nod," Saturday. Of Courts Net The man who la selflnh with till money Is a salut compared with tha one who is piggy with -hla coxfort P. 8. The same thing might he said about tbe women, only, of courii women are not dIikv. Cliteazu u ord Herald. oa the eve of Dec 24. at your article is misleading and wrong. The building burned the Bight be fore Christmas Eve sight of the 23rd. This building was erected dur ing the ssooth of Sept., 1908. and by the second week of October Mr. Bai ley was In his new building. 20x30 ft. Instead of 20x54, with his 81.00 stock of merchandise, furnished him by the pledged nine stockholders of $104 shares. Instead ot the twenty prominent mea aa stated. The names of the stockholders who pledged them selves to Mr. Bailey to help put him in business again Is aald to be T. B. Henderson, Cball Henderson, Zeke and Loag Conner, Chess Berry, Tom Htte, 1. W. Bailey, I shares, and Henry Fred. Then later Fred traded hla stoc k to Cam McElroy and Nobe Hits, and Instead ot six weeks Inter vening between tbe opening and the fire, it waa some ten weeks. Mr. Bailey had remarked to a maa about I weeks before the fire that he bad-sold $504 worth ot goods, as he ia a great hand to pat oa the shoulder and tell a friend how he la doing. The young man, Frank Boyd, says he and hla friend. Jack Sd osier, were not In Mexico on the day or night oa which tbe store burned. He ssys they had been south of Concord and passed there about one o'clock and did not see or bear a buggy or anyone around or aooui the store as the Ledger has blm charged, but his friend says he thought he heard some one, but never mentioned his suspicions to Boyd. Mr. Herman Tellkamper says that as be and his sister came by the store oa the night ot the tire on their way home from Mexico, they aaw a big light from the stove within and the stove door open as others say they have seen the same thing as that was Bailey's wsy ot keeping fire, by filling the stove with coal and setting the door open. Bailey haa remarked himself to different ones thatthere waa on ly one letter received, and he expressed it aa a letter of advice to him instead ot threat aa stated by the Ledger. And other atockholddera have not received letters. There are others in the neig borbood who hare received mysteri ous letters who are in no way con nected with the store. I ask this correction as the former article makes a false Impression on our community. W. E. Boyd. Auxvasae, Mo., R. F. D. 3. MCMILLAN TEAM DE FEATED IN DEBATE Mexles High School Boy. Are Hero. . k..w) Where Thty irvm - Lest on the Negative S.de Question. of JOUETT RECIEVES ED B LAND TRANSFERS for this event the entire school year. The quartette is' composed of facul ty members and is a thorouguiy ue- llfthtfu! musical organization. The Quartette Is composed of Ma Jora W. L. Vlck. 1st tenor; 1L E Vtck. 2nd tenor; J. U. Snyder, 1st bass and CapC M. T. Fonville, 2nd The orchestra is composed of the followlne officers a ad cadets: Cadet Armstrong, trombone; Lieut, Wll tox. CoL W. E. Moulds, Sergt MaJ. Chaeffer and Cadet Ltudcomelr, all 1st TtoUns; Sergt. Tiuklepaugh and Lieut. Clark. 2nd violins: Miss Carle. ton Fonville, piano; Miss Ruth Fon vllle, 1st cornet. CnpL M. T. Fon ville, comet nolo and Cadet Llgon, 2nd cornet. Later in lbs spring J. A. Darnaby and wife will take charge of the Mo. M. A. dramatic club and present a stirring military drama. This is al ways one of the most Interesting e- vents of the school year. - j Richard Helm Com: pleated painting; Richard S, Helm, fortnsrly of this city, now an artist residing in Spring field, III., has lust completed a life size portrait in oil of Abraham Linc oln, which will receive the position of honor In the Springfield Arsenal where the centenary celebration of the great American Is to be held on Feb. 12th. The portrait has been orwnounced by a number of connois seurs who have been given a pri vate view as a masterpiece. Mr. Helm, as a school boy in Mexico, never let a day pass that he did not make some manner ot a sketch. If it was not a caricature of his teacher, it waa a boyish car toon on some timely topic He not only possessed unusual artistic abil ity but also a sense of humor and tbe ability to make this felt in what ever he drew. In recent years Mr. Helm has done more or les cartooning and in this way gained a wide reputation In the newspaper field. He was schoolmate of Geo. Baker, formerly of this city, whose sketches of humorous character have created sensation In the E ast and who bas been abroad for several years study ing. FRANK JAMES CHILD DEAD The one year old child of Frank James and wife died Monday after noon. Burial was made Tuesday af ternoon. Tbe Ledger extends sym pathy. M-uin.. Hlrh School debat ins te. are home (rem Kevtesville .,.. mt tha High School oe . .v.. t:ii. eltr. Of tne paters ot mv - th. local boys were for ... .h. Tote of tunate enonga oniy ws on. on their negative slue. 1"" . for KeytesviUe, 4 - , . ,v. ...wlnii was. -Kesoneu ths Federal government of the United States Should Kave a Currency Similar to That of Oklahoma. McMillan team was composed Chaiaie Crews, Chas. Llebler, Harrison and Paul liassicr. i-...frill, debaters will meet McMillan team In thlftyjhta sprin. Edward Eutwlath to W. E. Card Ing, of Illinois, the E. 12 of B. W 1 4 of 10-52-5. Consideration, $3500. S. A. Fields to Jaa. H. Sturgls 40 acres, tbe N. E. 1-4 ot 8. W. 1-4 ot 136-51-8. Consideration, $1,C00. Benjamin Fordham to Bert W. Mil ler, the E. 1-2 of 8. E. 1-4 of 13-50 8. Consideration, $4,000. To carry news of the bargain you have to offer.to the people who are looking (or bargain news Is Ledger "want ad," work. to J. M. Boyle, 8. of 17-52-11. Consid- .W. B. Smiley 1-2 of 8. E. 1-4 eratlon, $3400. W. F. Atkinson to John F. Red den, lots 3 and 4 of block 2, in Hill and Reuach'a addition to Rush Hill. Consideration, $650. J. W. McGrew to Isadora Rlney, the south 1-2 of lots 5 and ( and all of lot 7in block 1, original town of Vandalia. Consideration, $1400. Asahel B. Weidler to Mary R. Cauthorn, the N. W. 1-4 of S. E. 1-4 In 2-51-8, containing 80 acres. Con sideration, $4800. Albert Gausleben to Wm. Spring man, lot 3 in block t ot Bland's addition to Vandalia. Consideration, $800. Ross B. Cauthorn to Grace South- wick a tract of ground 120x240 feet of lot 12 city survey No. 48, in the city of Mexico. Consideration, $400. Nelson C. Folger to W. F. Fore man, of Shelby county, 160 acres, the S. W. 1-4 ot 36-53-8. Consideration $7200. Mrs. B. J. Jones to George C. Young, 20 acres, tbe W. 1-4 of S, E. 1-4 of N. E. 1-4 of 29-60-7. Con slderatlon, $600. Charlotte De Tlenne to J. W. Mc Grew the B. 1-2 of lots S and 6 and 7 in block 1 in original town of Van dalia. Consideration, $1.00. Wallace Dearing to Robert A. Boyd a tract of ground, a part of the N. W. 1-4 of the N. W. 1-4 of 35 51-9. Consideration, $2500. WILL LEE BUY8 HOR8E8 IN CALLAWAY. Will Lee was In Fulton Monday and bought fifteen horses and one mule. The prices ranged from $40 to $175, and the amount of money left In the hands of Callaway farm era was $1,700. Arabs Outlive Eskimo. While It may be true that the white aan loses In iutellectual and bodll jower in the tropics, Dr. Lulgl Samhon maintains, aa a result of recent searches, that the average Arab lives 25 years longer than the average Es kimo; tbat tbe coast people of South America are longer lived than th. mountain people; that old age la much commoner in the southern countries of Burope man m the northern countries, and that Spain (with a population smaller by 8,000,000) bas 401 ceute narians to England's 146. SMALL BLAZE . WEDNESDAY MORNING An alarm of fire was turned In at 10:46 Wednesday morning from the building occupied by the Sannebeck Meat Market. The blaze was in a chimney In the second story. Wat Wooldrldge, who was passing tbe building at tbe time, went to the assistance of Mrs. Barker, who re sides above the store and extinguish ed the fire with a bucket of water. Nd damage resulted. ' .'. - Patlanct, ' He tureiy la moat In need ot an other's patience who bas none of his nwu, La rats, The of Fool The the . Mother Awaits Her ! (Outside or rnson ui; By "Gosh. In a little cottage snuggling on the side of a hill In Jefferson City reats a mother. Dally she tolls to v- h.r sustenance while awaiting the release of her son Irom -,i r-k hound orison wnose srav cold walls almost shut the sun nht from tte neat little sitting The mother alone with he tear-dimmed eyee and aching heart la a Mexico woman and the son Is pay- Ins an 18 year penalty for robbery. When the prison rules allow she ..... . entera the forbidding aoor ui iu great penitentiary to see her boy whou farm Is rlad in the strips oi a criminal, 'jnese tew buuh utea with her wayward son are the mile posta of her exlstance and each one is so much nearer the day of hia release. Her heart is beset with a thous and fears for him as she lies awake in the watches of the night. In hla narrow, darksome cell where lurks the dreaded bacili of the great White Plague be spends bis nights a pen alty to society for his fault against it. The great silent river as it flows to the sea between willow bound banks is but a memory photographed upon his mind in the fleeting glance of a second before tbe entire outside world was completely shut from view, Sometimes from the factory window where he tolls hour by hour through the day his furtive glance strays across the walls that ssurrounds his living tomb and he catches a fleet Ing glance of the green, grassy slopei of 'the distant hillsides and their crown of waving oaks. Now and then some bird swiftly passes over the building with its lilting song of freedom unaware of the many hearts Its happy notes pierce as a knife. Good behavior will shorten bis sen tence but a few years. He entered the prison a youth. He will leave It a man upon whom, la stamped the word convict; a scarlet cognomen that. time will fall to erase. But how good will tbe world seem after all walks Cleaned Meeks Murderer G to. Tavlor. Thous-htto be Hermit these years. The birds will elnggay Georoa Tavlor. the Miaaouri mur-V. the grass seem greener and the darer who was condemned to be hang n fill assume more corrnscating ed for the murder ef the Masks fam- gleama. Life will be worth Its weight lit nasmas llmuirtlnn hut vuha aSfkUnaMl In gold; and hla loving mother will from Jail at Carrollton some years, " mere to greet mm as no suo. Is thought to be the real Went- ""rough the gate a free man. Itv of a hermit killed near C.ntralls,1 We are not the only ones to suf- Okia ifer (or ur crimes. Christ died In the five vears he has lived there . "a1" man and now many mothera en- he has been to Centralis only once.'dure the anguish of the martyrs and He had never visited VInlta, the prin-'"neUme experience death for love cipal town In this section. He sent "'one. after what little food he needed. He ' " had a Bible and the New Testament HOME CURE FOR ECZEMA. leaves were well thumbed. It was his only book. He owned two guns oil of Wintergreen, Thymol, Glycer- and a set ot reloading tools. He Ine, Etc., Used aa a 8lmple Wash. kept at least one rifle within hla it really seems strange that reach always. He waa close and un- communicative. More than once he had warned away people by flour ishing a rifle. ' He was a man of few words and those who knew him best considered him a dangerous man, Old obstinate Cases, lt is true, ran It really seems strange that so many people suffer year in and year out with eczema, when lt is now no longer a secret that oil of winter- green mixed with thymol, glycerine, The great Missouri Horse sale, held et0-' makes a wash that Is bound to this vear Anril lt and 2nd. Mr. cure, Updegraft, of Kansas, was In this city Friday and with Secretary Rufus not enrei in a few days, but there Jackson decided upon this date. 18 absolutely no sufferer from ecze This sale has for a number ot wno ever u8e1 thla simple wash rears been one of the largest where ""d old not find immediately that fine horses are disposed of under wonderfully soothing, calm, cool sen the hammer. The gentlemen connect .atlon that comes when the Itch 1b ed with lt are all experienced horse-. taken away. Instantly upon applying men and well known throughout the.8 ,ew "TOP of the wash the remedy west. The manner of stock they of-, lUteB effect, the itch Is allayed, fer Is of a very high grade and al waya attractive to high class buyers. PUBLIC SALE! Wednesday Feb., 17th Having decided to quit farming and rented my farm, I will on above date, at said farm 3 1-2 miles S. of Ben ton City and 10 miles S. E. ot Mex ico, aell all of my personal proper ty as follows: 8 HEAD OF HORSES AND MULE Pair 3 yr. old 16 b. high mare mules; coming 4 yr. old horse mule 16 h. high; pair horse mules 16 1-2 h. coming 6 yr. old; all purpose sorrel gelding 16 h, coming 6 yr. old and works single; all purpose gelding 16 h. 4 yr. old; gray mare 16 3-4 b high coming 4 year old and family broke. The above are extra good. 26 HEAD OF CATTLE 16 head o high grade yearling steers; 4 good milch cows, giving milk; 4 heifer calves; 2 extra good Shorthorn bulls. 66 BHEEP 65 breeding ewea 2 and I year old to lamb April 1st good black face buck. 41 HEAD OF HOGS 20 Shoats weight 140 to 150, 6 good brood sowa 16 shoats weighing about 100 lbs. and one extra good Poland China hog. IMPLEMENTS, GRAIN, ETC 8 ft. McCormack binder and mower, case 12 in. gang plow, 2 Janesvllle discs, New Departure cultivator, 3 breaking plows, 12, 14 and 16 Inch; Ideal corn planter; 12 foot lever harrow, Dane hay rake, disc harrow, 2 farm wag ons, buggy and harness, plow gears, 400 bu. old corn, 400 bu.. new corn snapped, 800 bu. of oats, soma hay. Household and kitchen furniture. Many other things used by a first class farmer. The above farm Im-' plements are practically new. TERMS $10 and under, cash, ove'r $10, 9 months' tlins aproved not with per cent Interest from date. Sale begins at 10 a. m. Lunch on ground. wit BUD CAMPBELL. J, N. Stephens, Auctioneer, and Flnley, Johnson, Clerk. , There is no need to experiment the patient knows a t once. Instead of trying to compound the oil of wintergreen, thymol, glycerine, etc., in tne right proportions our selves we are using a prescription which Is universally found the most effective. It la known as, the D. D. P. Prescription, or Oil of Wintergreen Compound. It la made by the D, D. Co., of Chicago, and our long ex perience with thla remedy haa given us great confidence in its merits Otis Purdy, Mexico Mo. Mlkel's Preliminary Held In Moberly Monday ine preliminary hearing of Fred M kel, murderer of Elmor Magruder, an who attempted to slay Frank Cain, at Hlgbee, waa held Monday afternoon before Judge Morrlssey In the Circuit Court room and was attended by crowd that tested the capacity of the hall at Moberly. It will be remem nerea lie was captured In this city snortly after the killing. Mlkel waa bound over to the Cir cuit t;ourt without bond and will be taken back to Huntsville tonight to await bis trial. Mlkel does not look over 17 and ha all the appearance of a country boy. He bas not a vicious look and It Is almost Impossible to believe him gull i oi me terriDie crimes charged against hlin and to which he pleads guiuy. DESERV- HIGH HONOR BLUE GRASS FAIR t(,nB " AND A FORMER MEXICO MADE VICE CRESIDNT OF SjV s ' - NATIONAL FAIR ASSOCITION i. ..i.. in Include Fairs Throughout the Unlnnted Statee Inn It. M.mb.rlr-T4 Cffwt th. Uniform ClaMlfiction. Summer Assembly to CHAUTACQCApJ'!,? Mexico, M laaour 24.li to Aug. :00 p. m. Concert Rltt f :00 p.m. Lecture RM''!!,, Prof p. y ' I of. Pearson, platforla days. July 24 to 2S. nZ i Prof. five 2:00 p. lu. 2:30 p. m. 00 p. m, 8:00 p. ru. r.M.mhus. O.. Feb. 10,-An organl ..n..n was errectea nere of the National Fair Association, to Include In its membersnip au w f.lr. and expositions and Oistncu an county fair, throughout w. couur. j.ett Shouse. formerly oi Rer.tsrT of tie Blue Grass Fair, Lexington, was elected second vice president. H Th organization ot tms saldMr.Shouse, "is the moat Important' step ever taken by tbe fair manager-. . inm time some couceiv. ,r.rk and some uniform claaslfica tlon have been needed. Until there was a body created through which It could be done, nothing of the kind was possible. The National Fair As soclaUon Is projected along lines that will soon make It as effective to me fair, of the country as is tne - ,ii Trunin Association to tne LUIUM . - a various light harness horse meetings. Tom Haskell leaves the latter part of the week for Kooseveit, where he will go with bis family to mAn Twrmsnentlr. Mr. and Mrs. Haskell have many friends in Mex ico and Audrain county who will reeret to see them leave but hope i hem nrosneritv In their new home, Jefferson City, Feb. 4 Violence was threatened this afternoon against a negro named Franklin, a House em ploye from St Louis county, because of an lmpertlnance offered a white women stenographer on the Senate clerical force. Every effort was made to keep the matter quiet Renatn and House members were deeply Incensed and Franklin was tet Dorarily suspended by Chief uerx Goshorn ,at the instance of the Com mlttee on Clerical Force, Repreaen tative Hart of that committee, says the negro must satlafactoorially ex culpate himself or be discharged. The victim of hla addresses was much frightened and was in a highly ner vous state when Lieut. Gov. Gmellcb questioned her concerning the matter. There were threats tbat the negro would be ordered to leave town or suf fer tbe consequences, but wiser coun cil prevailed against violence. Louisiana. Mo.. Feb. 4.-T. Miller Maughs, of Fulton, and Miss Addi son Tliuley, of Louisiana, were mar ried here at noon to-day at the home ot tbe bride's mother, Mrs. Al Ice Tinsley, by the Reverend" J. H, Sneed. Ed. H. Tinsley, of St. Louis, ber brother, gave the bride away. Thomas Henderson, of Macon, was beat man, Misa Blanche Rosebrough was maid of honor, and little Fran ces Orthweln was ring bearer. A reception followed, lasting until 3 p. m. Later Mr. and Mrs. Maughs departed for a bridal tour of the East. PUBLIC SALE tick. 1 Mmi Sunday, July 2J u rruiude iii. i lecture Or- II. L a , I Prelude Ulu ! " ravori,, h," Mohday, July 2, Morning classes begin Children's work Miss Kmn. I Physical Culture Miss Auu, (Cf 4:00 u. in. Prelude Ru. ..TV 3:30 p. m. Lecture Father J . 7" "The Homeless Ik,,- 4:0J p. m. m f 7:00 p. m. Full eiitenalnnu. i Tuesday. Ji, I Morning classes. 2:00 p. m. Prelude Roger, af r. N. McQee f-til n m IVtif il... . ; i.ssw v. asa. mivvi aiUUltfJ R"r ml Cnn Wednesday. Ju. f Morning classes. 2.00 p. m. Prelude I Tour Great Artis 1 2:30 p. m. Lecture Franz Ha? 4 00 p. m. Mr. c. . 00 p. m. Prelude Four Ann 8:15 p. m. Illustrated lecture X Ar.hr K. Pitt Parker, platform nisnj , 28 ana z. Thursday, Jm, Morning classes. 2:00 p. iu. Prelude Four Artia 2:00 p. m. lecture n. ,vS 4:00 p. m. Mr,, fj 7:30 p. in. Concert Four Aitwi 8:00 p. m. Full evening - Pitt Parker, cuius! Friday, Jul; . Morning classes. 2:00 p. ni. Full Concert Kryl Band and Operatic Sis' 4:00 p. to. Mrs. ftk- 7:30 p. m. Full Concert ' Kryl Band and Operatic Siiff - Saturday, July n. J Morning classes. 2:00 p. ni. Prelude Schubert (al tot snd Mlis CuV. 2:30 p. m. Lecture Inui, tbe i 4:00 P. m. MrtPat 7:30 p. m. Prelude Schubert tet anr Ulu (St 8:00 p. m. Entertainment f Chu. Tie Chas. Taggart, platform as. July 30, 31 and Aug. 1. , - Si " ' Sunday, Aug. L 2:00 p. m. Prelude Schubert (hi? 2:30 p. m. Lecture Geo. R. Wis 7:00 p. in. Concert Srliulwrti tet and Mini Cit. 8:00 p. ni. Lecture Mn. Bos , "The Holy Grail" Monday, Aug. 2. Morning hour Wallace to Lecture Recital 2:00 p. m. Prelude Schubert Qr and Mlta Cc 230 p. nj. Lecture Dr. Ami i' 7:00 p. m. Prelude Schubert (It; and MlM Cs( 7:45 p. m. Full entertainment f Joha&K ! B. iJ Through a letter L. F. Leland wrot to some friend In the Philippines lt seema, the "Duke" was at one time connected with the United States ar my lu some capacity, perhaps as a foreign attache. The letter was In Spanish and the local authorities wer sorely tried before thoy succeeded in finding someone to translate It. Mr Rolla Mclntyre finally "lifted the veil." From the context of the communi cation lt seems Leland wants hla paper.. He will try to establish hi. former character, perhapa, through thla medium, glace hla Incarcera tion and first flood of publicity ns a scion of a titled English house, this accused forger has refused to sayany thing for publication. Thursday, Feb. 18, '09 Having decided to change my lo cation, I will sell at public auction on Feb. 18 at tbe J. H. Robinson farm, 10 miles southwest of Mexico, and 6 miles south of Thompson: 300 HEAD OF LIVE BOCK Con slating of 38 head of 2 year old cat tle that will weigh between 1000 lbs. to 1100 lbs.; 100 head of stock bogs that will weigh 80 to 140 lbs., 20 small shoats, 10 brood sows that will farrow in, April; 1 o. I. C. male hog; neaa ewes, 15 head of ewes with iambs by side, 3 Shropshire bucks, 16 head of horses, 6 head of mules, span of mare muiea coming 4 years old, .16 banda high, well broke; mare mule coming 6 years old 16 h "su, i span yeaning mule; one draft gelding 8 years old, an extra good horse, one combined horse elz years old, an extra nodding walker, " l'an oi brood mares, one aged orart gelding, 2 aged brood mares, urart colts, 4 three year old draft geldings, extra good size, one 1 year oio draft mare one Imported Porchcron stallion, Gulllcmet 46313, iu nanda high, will weigh 1700 lbs.; 9 head cows and calves, 2 . fresh cows, good milkers; one registered Shorthorn bull. FARMING IMPLEMENTS Con sisting of 2 McCormlc grain binders, one 6 ft. cut, one 8-ft. cut; one Mc Cormick corn harvester, one Janes vllle gang plow, good as new; one 16-ln. riding plow, four 16-ln. walking nlnwa 9 t,A,.- . , - eui-u inuna, one tnree e uon narrow, 2 two .ectlon barrows, 4 Janesvllle discs, l John " Deere oisc, one Ideal corn planter, 1 4-row corn weeder. one cyclone seed oue JHcuormick mower, Z farm wagons, one 2 horse carriage used bnt very little, one road wagon, one spring wagon, one bob sled, one corn shcller, one hay frame, one scalding vat and one 35-gallon iron kettle, one act buggy harness, nearly new, 8 sets tug harness. 4 seta plow harness, one dipping tank. Other things too num erous to mention, ' FEED Consisting of 1600 bushels of snapped corn and some shock corn 300 bushel, red send n... v hold and kitchen furniture. Five doz- pure bred white Wyandotte hens, 20 bushels good Irish nm.i.- TERM8 All sums of iin .nA a'. cash; over that amount a credit of I months with bankabh. ' Tuesday, Aug. Moraine hour Wallace 2:00 p. m. Prelude Slngenud' 2:30 p. m. Lecture Hon. W. J.l 7:30 p. m. Full entertalninei! era and Players and WaUm. Amsbary. . State ot Missouri vs Wllliaa son ' I State of Missouri vs Bud ard I State of Missouri va AM f nen. Morris Smith & Dick Hy; MARDI GRAS FARE! f VI Wabash. I $24.25 from Mexico to Net V $21.60 to Mobile, Ala , or Fs, Fla., and return. Dates of it 17-18-19-20-21 and 22. BMM reach Mexico not later Urn f 4th, except that extension irf 16th may be had (or $1.00 For further information, ra dreas I. M. Richard., Agent Any one desiring any Un done, see the Associated 0 Misa Frost, the Superlnterf, a great many applicantafortut' It la hard (or her to tM emr for aU those who spp'7- ml men and men are seeklX t through the Aaoclatl CW Church Towar HH Mr Htlnifnv lost h..inff "f'east the vlenr of Helnton. Kev. C, Hi bit upon the novel liles of V from the church tower. TVf part of the congrexallon aelvea on the highway. p Tbe reverend gentleman K1' text "The Builders uod TJ and, poasesslns a strung w'i, mark, were heard nietinctly ! large crowd of colliers andolM"". ered together, the weatbef ' that could be desired.-!! Ing Standard. I Tried to Bo 1&J Georgia obituary writar. " i be exact, .aya: "It mtf eight o'clock when ha river, but we were not cer It, a. the clock had been Wi , and the only watch In th b L broren maln-aprlng." To "take it to market" H rand you may always entrw Ledger want ad. ADMINISTRATOR'S NU es;- Notlce la hereby s"en ' - Ihfl of administration ui - Robert Brooks, of UU1, Missouri, deceased, hf8 ed the undersigned, tu ,. Brooks, by the rr"t0 !Vf county of Audrain, porlM 12th day ot October, 1908- J All persona having ciai 1,1 Simla sen reuii'r00 Col.. With sSnv.Wl.1 .1 .. Mn wmubhuib note t h aain abtaim nra P'T cent interert. Nothin t allowance vj m. ,arp. jrree 0nne- or they may Be pre.- for everybody. Jf h ..late " ' i HOMER R0I3INS0N, Mexico, Mo R, 6. J, T. Johnsnn nn4 T i ' .t 0 t.l ntllert. they Brown, Auctioneer.- ni. a ,. I t. rhi ' vui, o. u. lever uarrou, "rove, and N. C. Dayl,. Clerk. I Admlni.trator. ... claim, oe not en"" ! mm t, tlmo of IM V. . -in ri ' AI S Charlo. L. """