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MEXICO WEEKLY LEDGER FARMERS f ekly Ledger k tU the NETS tht W to Prtol H Ins " P )0 pEH YEAR I 'art to Advance. I 5SCBIBM WOW. f TAKI The Weekly Ledger . ... ...a... Mar 4 Kwt. tiiil Cnr f Z pmmi !.. mt u 3 NMx sa AoteaManl f 4 Mtn IIimJI). f R. M. WHITE, Editor and Proprietor. To Oo PleU In the P.t mad Oo Hop. Fatal. ! O. Add Vlaooa Woik la th IilVlng Pn. $1.00 per Year In Advance 4 Strictly Km Jeejraal Vol. LI. MEXICO, AUDRAIN COUNTY, MISSOURI, THURSDAY, AUGUST 5, 1909. No. 22 Weekly Ledger THOUSANDS BITE OM TON WILL BUILD ON 4ITE. Editor and Proprietor Tp. O. In Mexico, Mo. Sled a 2S- e,aM matter. iOLLARS EASY MONEY! Ill give $5.00 in cash I person securing ten laid-in-advance sub h for the Mexico jy Ledger, or $1.00 ree new subscribers. r easy money. Any .itnwi f 1 eS"Yl man or wuuia.i van make from one to ,llars by an hour's in their neighbor- Do it now. lhis iay be withdrawn at 'irie weeniy r is always 1.00 per 'n advance. Sample 1 free. ; R. M. White, rtor and Proprietor Mexico Ledger 50 CENT SOUS- BILL PAID BY 1259,000 ANOTHER LATE FRAUD SCHEME PLACED UNDER BAN BY THE FEDERAL AUTHORITIES CAN NOT USE THE MAILS NOW IN THEIR SCHEME Furnished Perfectly Good Clothing for Half Dollar a Suit Which In the End- Netted $120 on Every Tranuotlon. Chicago, July 29. Before Owen T. Moeeo who fur nlihed ulU of clothing on the end lees chain syetam for 50 cento a, ault got away from Chicago, ha had dis posed of 60,000 suits, and had trans acted business with mora than 1,250,- 000 customers In every State In the union, Canada and Mexico. This estimate of the number of bis r'.ctiius under bis various aliases Is regarded conservative by Postofflce Inspector James E. Stuart and his as sistant, George A. Powell, who has been on the case at Intervals for tbe last six years. . Ua atariml Iha, anlaaa nlialn nf Mail. tUGH cement prices have fall jng securIng , comparatively stability of concrete Is unaffected. ap- InD man has written a Bt. iro club for a ride In one of illoons. We would like to iat he sees In the trip. ( - - !ha won a battle. It Is unusual occurrence the uld appoint a great fete day fratlon thereof. Ill all, what does this leglsla- lan regarding shorter hat women? The right Ulna ...... ........I, with suian can pru.et -,.. wna has posted $5000 for a fith Johnson. If he Is half as Idil gi Senator Btone In van L bit colored antagonist, be Li be worried about the re I lila cash. small list of names, chiefly from vil lages through advertising In 10 cents a year publications. To persona who asked for further particulars, he sent a book of five stamps which were to be sold to other persons at 20c e:eli. Under the rules of tbe game established by Moses the original pur chaser wa entitled to a suit of clothes for SO centa after tbe endless halu had worked Itself out of a de gree which the Inspectors say netted Moses about $120 for each suit he sold for apparently 50 cents. He was able to furnish perfectly good clothing at this bargain counter rate under the circumstances, but business became so good that Moses forgot to send out tbe clothes. For Sale -- A Beau tiful Country Home 400 Acres All flue prairie laud located 1 1-2 miles from Bryant Sta tion, 3 1-2 miles from Auxvasse and 10 miles from Mexlco,Mo.,the coun ty seat of Audrain County. 200 acres of this farm Is virgin soil, nev- LIBERTY STREET SITE if em i.-.gre tie Parks C. Archer, General Claim agent of the Chicago A Alton, on the Western Division of the road with offices here, Is In receipt of a letter from tbe Road's headquarters regarding tbe recent movemenT on tbe part of the city government to open up Liberty street In the vicin ity of tbe Alton freight depot which ground has been given for the erec tion of a new depot. The procrasti nation of the oad baa resulted in tbe movement to again open the street. Tbe Company states they will start the work of construction on r new station on or before Nov., 1910, and complete it as rapidly as possi ble, making six months the time limit. Mr. Archer, when aeen by a rep resentative of the Ledger said: "The first I knew of this movement to again upon the street was when the newspapers drew my attention to it. The expense of the road this year and the fact the appropriation for such work for 1909 has been ex pended naturally precludes the building of the freight station this year. The assurance I have from the management of the road I trust will be ample for the council to re consider their intended action re garding the opening of the street and defer matters until the time lim it stated by the Company hag ex pired. The management of the road Is very favorable to Mexico and 1 hope the future will bring us many good things. As I am now a resident of Mexico, be welfare of the city Is of course my interest. The work of construction will likely start next July, If the city takes no further ac tion In the matter." CENTRALIA TO BORE WELL MA8S MEETING ON TUESDAY NIGHT SUBSCRIBED $2,500 OF FUND TO SEEK FOR GUSHERS IN NEARBY COUNTY. $5000 to Be Raised before Boring Will Begin St Louis Man 8ays Every Indication of Oil Is Pros-nt President Hill Returns Home 0 BORE FOE OIL IN CEN TRALIA FEVER HIS TAK EN HOLD OFNEMCITY liiH "10, 20 ana u i of tbe Ledger, this week, will id a table of what Mexico ac hed In 10 years. It amounted - a bait million dollars. Thiol er having had a plow put Into It, and of doing things is still the itfel un nce, smooth land now In blue city and tbe mauner In which JsragJ and blue stem, with Just zena have taken bold of the I enough large trees for shade tor luinua evidences It. I stock: 120 acres now In corn; 60 acres In oats and 20 acres in wheat, WALTER WILLIAMS, Dean I The improvements consist of School ot Journalism, of the I sutatantial one and one half story University, as gone to i-on-1 trame dwelling with six rooms, one iliere he will deliver the Prlu-o( tbe it barns in this locality 36 Vldress before the annual con-x65 feet wtn hed 28x70 feet L of the British Institute of I ar0Und thia barn are six lots fenced ilium at Plymouth. Mr. Wil-1 wm, ncw Whtte oak rails with two fa a splendid representative oilpogt at eaen corner wired together; Jet in journalism and will reflec 1 tnege loU au c6uter into the barn In on his profession and his 1 3Ucn R manner ao as to cut stock to any part of the barn or any of the Hots: the lots vary In size from one CHANGE of three votes in the I balf K( t0 Blx or geV9n acres. There would have sent the tariff I lg alg0 a good jack and Horae Barn ici to conference, and thej18x20 feeti ghedded on three aides; majority is only 12. Nineteen i a Too, Houge or hop 30x40 feet; a (llcans voted against the bill at two Btory gmoke House 16x20 feet; li.h, while two Democrats voted a good fran)e tenant house in yard Tbe bill as passed does not and apiendid frame chicken House; to be satlcfactory to either The (arm lf all well fenced and jftepublicans or Democrats. II I cross-fenced with a good new hog llwnocratlc party will get to-jtlgnt fence consisting of woven wire and quit its foolish factional I wltn three Darbed wires at the top. I a Democratic House can he I There are two living wells on the h at the next election. I place with wind mill and large stor I age tank and water piped to all the pjlNQ from the present Alton pMtureB xhe owner has good rea- i6er station the freight depot 80n for seingi which will be made f Intend erecting here should be known on request, and fitly and substantial structure. In I cotl8iderng the price asked Is un Itr part of the paper will be I doubtediy the best bargain In this I an article stating why the Com-lpart o the gtat. Price, $65.00 per acre, terms reasonable. R1CKETTS & WHITNEY, The Abstracters Mexico, Mo. . "a i V fj I has delayed the building of iBtatlon and what they hope to the future, if the city govern- I takes no action regarding the nlng of Liberty, A portion ol li is on the ground the Company ilu view. As the street is lit- ftler that a tail-end it might be A dispatch from Tulsa, Okla., ell to let the matter rest In abey-t0 tna effect that Ed. Church, alias I and allow the railroad company b 'rill their promises. HB Rev. Walter M. White Sat- )' received a telegram, asking j to again become pastor ot tbe ft Side Christian Church of San Msco, Call. The Rev. Mr. White pastor for the San Francisco fen seven years and much be- Ed. Conway, who was arrested sev eral days ago on suspicion, as be ing one of tho men who robbed the Wellsvllle, wa acquitted of the charge. Conway was tried before United States Commissioner Hyams and found not guilty. Constable W. D. Barnett and Clar ence Ecton were subpoenaed from hi. Mt to Identify the alleged by the people of that congre-l , , ,our who but no more so than he and I dl8turbance at the local air dome on the night of June 1. family have endeared themselves he people ot Mexico. The people leilco and community would re-l ADVERTISED LETTERS. ry much to have Mr. wmte , Cox T M fe this city. Ho has been pas-1 o' the Mexico Christian church! . M far and no minister was ever held! Mm. A Pigher esteem. Mr. White stated I Hunt CJ f reP""eutativeof the Ledger to- Meyerf. Katie I he had not made up hla mlnd, . . t". avuuu ne wouia taae in reier- to the matter. Dudley, W L Griffith, Frank Heght, Theo Johnson, Mary Macfarlane, P V Plnalre, J F Smith, Herman Tuttle. J Q tltterback. Madge Young, Mary HE vuZrrZrT.-.x.A o Witter. Laura wnieit.ueo.reuu wttit o ,... .,- . Geo. H. Kunaei. r. m sialn tn m-i . , i "n iaju una ubid rnuae ;i ' I ..I.. . . ... ... I A LARSEN HAS BETUItnt" iteierrmg to his retire-1"- .,CUi vnotc n,f ,H ... .1 rnun n" ....... "uiu me newsnaner nusineas.tn . . t. ihUri . . A t.men has returneo iruui , .nocrai eauoriaiiy says: - .tfonded the ni,o.. ... i. a tiester. n. uni utnru iiMivvtfiiuvui . , tlhas B,.. v.,. ..h. NatIonal Photograpners r----vs uip vyiuivup f 'sar or favor, durlne ho twelve s he has been Hs editor t'lur. We are not informed his future Intentions, but mocrat wishes him well In "r line ot business he ntn v the what Convention - . . ,f.A ILttaianiirl Rtfttfl as a delegate irom iuo As.'n. There were 2000 members pres ent and from his description it was Sl ... . Mtalt traAt. a decided aucceess aim and Miss Flemma Snidow Is the guest n.Lf mi.. Blunche Williams, of Perry, Mo. Miss Sndow has been employee tn t,ach In the Huntavllle public ". Porter Gregory li In Fulton. schools for the coming term. DR. A. ROSS HILL Columbia, July 28. Doctor Albert Ross Hill, Resident of the University of Missouri, returned day from a three weeks' tour of the West. A Denver he attended the Na tional Educational AssoclatIon,wbere he delivered an address. He spoke twice at the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific ex position at Seattle. He addressed the National Educational Associa tion on "University Training for Journalism." His other speech was made on educational day. Doctor Hill attended a meeting of the Execu tive Board of Curators at Kansas Clyt Thursday. BERT 8IM3 BUYS THE WILSON BARBER SHOP. Bert Sims has purchased from M. Wilson the latter's barber shop on S. Jefferson street, Just north of the National Bank. The sale will be come effective Monday, August 2. Mr. Sims Is well known In this city, bav ing worked In several well known hops here. For the past year he has been farming In the River bottom nf noone countv. and during the re cent flood lost his crops. Bert has many friends In this cltv who will regret to hear of his misfortune, but will be glad to wel come" him and his good wife back to Mexico to reside. He Is a first- class tonsorial artlet and will keep a first-class, up-to-date shop such as has been operated by Mr. Wilson, Mr. Wilson Is undecided Just what he will do, but will probably go to Kansas City to reside. Centralis has the oil fever. Two thousand dollars was raised at a mass meeting held there Tues day night to bore tor oil near Cen- trails. Five thousand dollars is to be raised before work is begun. Great excitement prevails In the Centralla neighborhood. L. C. Martin, an oil expert from St. Louts, says the conformation of northern Boone county Is the same as the famous oil spouting district of Indiana. Metfort's pasture was se lected as the best place to bore, but several other spots are under conslde atlon and Just where the first trial well will be sunk has not been de cided. At the meeting Tuesday night J. A, Chance was chosen chairman, .1 0, Hope secretary, and E. R. Denham treasurer. Shares In the project were offered at $10 each and $2,500 was subscribed at the meeting. The nearest oil district Is in southern rHInois. The Indiana spout era further east are on a line that would run through Boone county and the Illinois oil fields. The theory has always been that oil was to be struck somewhere tn Missouri, but no com mercial oil wells of any consequence are running there yet. 81 PHILLIP HOME FROM THE EAST. SI Phillip, of S. & N. Phillip, has Jus' returned home after a three weeks' skirmish of New York and other Eastern markets. He informs tbe Ledger that his opening pur chases for the New Ladles' Shop will be a revelation to tbe lady shoppers of Mexico and surrounding country snd that many exclusive novelties have been added to the Men's De partment that will exhibit slmultane ously with such displays in New York. Boston and other Eastern cit ies. We are getting more like New ork every day. IN8TALLS CHAPTER OF I. O. O. F, (Centralla Guard). A. C. Whltson, district deputy of the I. O. O. F., of Mexico, was here last Thursday and went out to Row ena and Installed the new officers of the lodge there. He was accompanied from here by fid. J. Schmidt, Smith Crump, H. H. Hollenshead and E. T. Rodmeyer. The newly electde officers are Frank Donaldson, N. O. and J. W. Vanlandlngham, V. G. The lodge Is In fine Shane and the Interest 1b good. WALLACE BASSFOBO PAID A TRIBUTE OESEBVED (Fulton Gazette). Champ Clark, tbe Democratic lead er In congress, paid, his secretary, Wallace Baasford, of Mexico, a high compliment In the house the other day when the question of placing the secretaries on the permanent salary roll was being discussed. Tho follow ing is from the Congressional Record ot July 20. and Is In tbe characteris tic plain and blunt manner ot the Mis sourl statesman: "I have one of the best secretaries in the city of Wash ington. and he has been with me ever since I have been here. I have no Idea of discharging him, but would not want to give np that priv ilege." While Mr. Baasford is still serving as Mr. Clark's secretary, he holds tbe highest appointment in the gift ot the Democratic side of the house, which is clerk to tbe minority caucus. He is a brother ot Homer Baasford, who was connected with the St. Louis Re public for fourteen years, but is now editor ot the St, Louis Times, a ner vous break-down forcing him to leave the night work ot one paper for the daylight hours of the other. They are sons of J. C. Bassford, of Mexico, who has Just retired from tbe office of State game and tlsh war den. TWQ WATCHES AND $20 IN IQMASSEIMOFIffl TWO MEXICO RESIDENCES RESIDENCES OF DRS. CAVE AND TOALSON ENTERED BETWEEN THE HOURS OF MIDNIGHT AND TWO THIRTY ON FRIDAY MORNING Attempted to Enter tfra, Residence, of Attorney L. P. Crlgler on E. Mon roe But) Were Frightened Away Two Men at Dr. Toal son's Homo at Years I ! FRASER-H0DGE8 WEDDING THURDSAY AFTERNOON MarriPit at the home of the bride's parents, on W. Liberty St. at 3:30 Thursday afternoon by the Rev. E. S. Glbbs, Walter Fraser and Miss Viola Hodges. The bride Is. daughter of Willis Hodges and is an excellent young lady. The groom Is a young man of good habits. Mr. and Mrs. Fraser will reBlde in this city. THE RIVER STILL HOLDS LOCOMOTIVE A wrecking crew is attempting to raise the locomotive of the Wabas passenger train, wrecked at OrrlcK Saturday night. The engine Is twelve or fifteen feet under water. It is be lieved that the body of the fireman la under it. Rev. W. H. Hook was able to be up town to-day after a severe attack of cholera morbus. Mr. Hook says is. trying his best to recover his strength and health enough to meet "Billy" Bryan at the Chautauqua on next Tuesday. CORN FOR SALE On Robinson farm, 10 miles north of Mexico. See John Burgess for prices. 21tf 20 and 30 Ago This Week 30 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK Mathias L. Barker, ot Benton City and Mrs. Julia Snyder were married, Mrs. M. J. Tomllnson was visiting her sister, Mrs. Harri son Gill, In Bath Co., Ky., whom she had not seen for 20 years. A little child, niece of Mrs. Geo, M. Runkle, fell from a second story window over Mrs. Muldrow & Clark's millinery store, to the side walk, and was considerably bruised. The following Is a list ot what Mex Ico and Audrain county undertook and paid tor In 10 years: Railroads $ Court House Jail Christian Church MethodlBt Church Baptist (Mis.) Church Old Baptist Church Catholic Church Engine House and Engine Public School House Hardin College County Bridges County Farm Cemetery Colored Churches Methodist Parsonage Total NFANT OF LYMAN ALEXANDER DIES THURSDAY NIGHT, The six weeks old son of Lyman Alexander and wife, residing 6 miles east of this city, died Thursday night of Indigestion. The funeral was held Friday afternoon from the home by the Rev. H. E. Truex, of this city and interment made at tbe Benton City cemetery. The Ledger extends sympathy. BRYAN SCOTCHES "MOVE TO TEXA8" STORY, Chicago, July 30 William Jennings Bryan arrived here yesterday from Bellefonatlne, O, and proceeded to scotch once more the rumor that he Is going to leave Nebraska and make his permanent home In Texas. Mr. Bryan may spend his winters there, though. AUXVA88E CONFEDERATE REUNION IN AUGUST The reunion of Confederate sol dlers of Callaway and adjoining coun ties will ha hal . at Auimm tirlrirn. Thursday and Friday, August 12 and 13. Quite a number from this city will attend. Cecil M. Baskett, formerly edltort of the Intelligencer, will remain In Mexico, temporarily, at least. He correspondent for several metropol Itan newspapers and will report for them and do special work for them here. He will have no parttc ular headquarters at present, but can be found at The Intelllgener office for the next two weeks by those who mar have business with him. We wish him continued success. Mrs. Stella Boyer, ot St. Louis, president of tbe Rebekah State As sembly, is expected to be in this city from Sunday noon until Mon day afternoon. She will likely registered either at the Ringo Hoxsey Hotel, and would be glad to have the members of the Lodge call and see her. Robbers operated In Mexico on Thursday night, entering ti home of Dr. E. S. Cave, on E. Promenade, and Dr. G. F. Toalson, on, 8. Clark avenue. An unidentified person was In the act of crawling through a front window at the residence) of At torney L. P. Crlgler, when he, woke and frightened tjiei man away. A gold watch valued at $40 and be tween $12 and $15 In money waa taken from the, residence, of Dr. Cave, while a gold watch, chain and ehrm with $4 In money was stolon from Dr. Toalson. Judging from the time ot the night that tho three places were vis ited. It seems that the same gang was operating at each place. Dr. Cave thlnka that his home was entered about, midnight. When seen Friday morning tbe Doctor said Chautauqua grounds. I had been out there and returned home about 10:30. I lmediately retired, and a short while later I was awakened by To the Ladies of Mexico and Sur rounding Community. Improvements on "Phillips' Lady Shop" are progressing nicely. Their buyers have just returned Jrom New York, where their extensive and elaborate purcfiases Jor their early Jail opening, have been made on a scale entirel differenty Jrom anything Mexico has ever seen. We believe every lady in this vicinity will rejoice over their new shoppiug facilities. You will be duly informed of formal opening. Lady Shop Mexico 1 1 QnrirrTV Dear Ledger: It's funny how the years roll back when you meet an old acquaintance. I don't mean to say I'm that aged, but, from observation, I have do- ducted as much. Things that we were once ashamed of and those which we frown upon when attempt ed by those younger than ourselves an. ronllnil with ft relish far My family is camping at the L beneflclal ,houW ay ..u0pe(ur be near and listening. I overheard this myself. He was a leading citizen. One of those men In the (tnmmunltv vhn ftlwav. ll&u a something, which I thought was the I rf weth(jr 430,000.00 .' 60,000.00 7,751.80 14,000.00 ; 15,000.00 ' 11,500.00 '-- 2,500.00 6,000.00 4,000.00 20,000.00 25,000.00 16,000.00 3,000.00 3,200.00 7,500.00 1,500.00 cat, walking lightly across the floor. It came to my bed and I thought It put Its fore feet upon the edge. I slapped at it, and it ran out tho front way. I got up and went to the front screen door, which I found was unlocked. I didn't think I left it unlatched when I came home. I went back through the house an thought I could smell burnt matches. Then I went back to bed without fur ther Investigation. Not until I had reached the Chautauqua grounds Fri day morning did I miss my watch and money." ' The Doctor thinks entrance was gained through the cellar, but states the fellow could have entered and se creted himself in the house betore he returned, aa the front door was unlocked. Dr. Cave's trousers from which the watch and money were taken were in arms reach of his bed. The robbers were at Mr. Crigler's at 1:30, he says. "I was awakened about that time, by some peculiar noise. When I looked towards the $617,451.80 20 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK Ab. Harrison was arranging to build a brick livery stable at Aux vasse. Henry Brauer had the contract. Volney Campbell, ot this city, head lineman on the Alton, sustained se rious injuries by falling from tbe east end of the Glasgow bridge. Virgil, the 6 years old son ot J. V. Williams, was Injured by a piece of timber falling on bis head. Miss Nannie Duncan was employed to teach at the Beaver Dam School. Arch Boyd was erecting a two- story dwelling on his farm south of Mexico. The funeral of Dr. Geo. Dunbar, who died at Rush Hill, took place at the Baptist church In this city. The following Mexico people were visiting out of town: Mrs. A. Hew ellyn and Mrs. Mattls, Michigan; Mis Katie Hltt, Colorado; Mrs. J. T. John- son, Rush Hill; Miss Jennie Worrell, Moberly; Miss Maggie Bradley, Cai ro, Mo.; Misses Willie and Fannie Potts and Stella Robnett, Glasgow Mrs. 8. . Martin, Virginia; Miss Lily Hopkins, Sturgeon." Mrs. Jacob Ruloff was suffering from the effeects ot a broken arm. Ernest, the 7-year-old. Dn or EliJah SelfTnorth bfTandalia, was killed by falling from a grain binder. I .. . T n ... n man prAHTl- ' " """" ' unntlnv for rabbits. i- i tu i .,.11$ at him I ng """ -- A unique, Announcement ana ne uroppeu iu tuo B.v,u ... .iff.m mtv earn. .auo wuuu a. u.o ran brightly and I could see him plainly. He was about 5 feet, 8 Inches, tall, weighing about 150 pounds and wore a dark coat. The man took screen out of a front window and set The top ot the screen was brok- The residence ot Dr. Toalson was visited by two men about 2:15 Friday miliums. " v-.re. 1 . , 1 n ha riav it pnone r nutty murmus, ni. va.auui stated that two screens, one front and the other back, were cut out, but they tailed to gain entrance.untll they attacked a third window, TUn wv.K1.am antama . wlrtltftW In Ido things In original ways. our bedroom," said Mrs. xotison,' sua - - escaped through a rear door." Mrs. Toalson says there were two men at her home. One ot them wore a Kt.. nn llorfc mi.nanopa Thp Z a . nlkt .w t genius. His name is Stanhope Crane other one had on a light check I , , anit a Harhv hat and WAR rather tall. 1 J I ,..., Va Tk. Ucrhf ora. nn anil Tit Atlfi 1 61 ' Mrs. louisou But a iiiaiu ire. w.i .v.. ,ki,. Tk. m -horn that tage and Is a , ' -, ., hi. Practicing the art of healing, was taken was a present from hisi father-in-law, Mr. Wheeler, who dug the gold In California In '49. Geo. E. White, residing tour miles southwest of this city, has turned from Cotulla, In Southwestern Texas. Mr. White went to Texas last fall and located near Cotulla. There he put In 20 acres ot onions that raised him nine cars ot the product Ralph Garrett, who has been visit ing bis grandfather, James Garrett, and uncle Ernest Garrett, returned to his home in St. Louis Thursday. 10 YEAR8 AGO THIS WEEK Dr. W. W. Macfarlane returned from Ca"ornia. He had been absent from Mexico 15 years. Miss Ida Rosamond was entertain ing Miss Maude McCoy, of LaPorte Texas, a former Ha-Mn College stu dent A marriage license was granted to W. H. Barney and Miss Fannie Gorman, ot Laddonla. The remains ot Miss Claudle Blum, aged 19 years, were interred at Midway church. Clarence Staples returned home from Nada. Texas, where he at tended the funeral of his mother. Mrs. Bailie Lewis, formerly Mrs, David Tollnson, died in this city. HELP WANTED White or black woman, good wages, no washing or Ironing and no farm hands. Mrs.' Lam ertlne Lackland. 'Phone Locust 212. dlt wit Miss Emma Wentzel, linotype ma chine operator of the Missouri Print ing Company, is taking a month's va cation. A. H. Blggers has Just completed 900 yards of plastering for I Pierce, residing 12 miles north of this city. ' j and Is in the foremost of all progres sive movements. An ol' friend he hadn't seen since the days of the swimming hole at the sign of "two fingers" met him. A good cigar and a seat en a shady spot ot greensward at the Chautauqua was all they needed to start the Inexhaustible flow of anecdote. The story concerned a night in tbe dark ot tbe moon when they entered Farmer Jones' watermelon patch to purloin a few of the ripest. They kad scarcely started In testing the melons with thumps from their lit tle fingers before the bark of a dog startled them. Did they runT They crossed that melon patch and hit the big road with the speed of a racing motor car. After a while when they had reached a safe dis tance, they baited to get their breath. In a few minutes up trotted a yel low, mangy pup, the property ot one ot tho boys. He It was who had caused tbe stampede when playfully ot relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Pearson are home from a visit with relatives In Seattle. Mlsa Allanson, who has, been visit ing Miss Fry, returned to her home last Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Dearlng re turned home yesterday from a tour of the West. Miss Kit Settles, of Centralla, Is the guest ot Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Arnold, Jr. Mrs. Tony Boderacco, of St. Louis, Is the guest of her sister, Mrs. Geo. Lee. Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Robertson have a cottage at Huronla Beach where they expect to spend tbe summer. Misses Minnie Lee and ary Noe, of Centralla, are visiting the Misses Ritchie. Mrs. George A. Carden.o t Texas, will be the guest ot her mother, Mrs Porter, next week. Miss Nell McQuttty, ot Moberly, is the guest ot Miss Velma Johnson. Miss Louie Hunter, of Sedalia, Is visiting Mrs. Charles Graham. DRMNASKS;W90F FRED HATHAWAY FOR AM AFTERNOON KIQTOR TRIP PLAINTIFF ALLEGES THAT DE FENDANT BORROWED FOR MER'S MACHINE FROM WEB ER'S GARAGE LAST MAY AND DAMAGED IT Charges Neglect to Oil and Supply Water, High Speed, Collision; With Telephone, Pole 8aye Was Depriv ed of lbs Use. Miss Ruby Gulltck Is th of Miss Ria. Hall. guest former Hardin College girl, Is to be married. The bridegroom Is Mr. Miller, and a very tine chap, from all I can hear of him. Alma has been a necessary ad- .' .I .:,: w . Jnct at weddings In the Capital II UUTIU UJ VI.U.U iu. w , K . , Qhaa I. .nl jilj lor a uuuiuci accomplished organist and has played the wedding march or the bachelor's swan song tor 30 nuptial affairs. Her announcement, made last week,1 was to be made public she sent "fake" telegrams to all her friends announcing the engrgement. Cute, wasn't It? But Alma always was clever and could be depended on to Musician Coming Here. Mexico's musical colony is to gain I another. This time it is a man, a young man, who possesses talent and I and his permanent address Is Mor- who has left the Christian scientist is cousin of his and for the past tew months has been the guest of his par ents. Stanhope was on the verge of To make the position of the gov- nerv0us prostration when Nellie ar ernment more difficult It has been i rlved but since she began "treat- necessary to announce to-day that the ment h9 has Improved so rapidly Spanish troops have been disastrous-1 th9 effect hM been marvelous, defeated In an engagement wnn Tha f.mnv ant NpI ly defeated In an engagement wltn theobfsTu--WincTrt,t;inri5pauiaiu mfbr a year more at least. Hence have been killed and wounded. I bB coming with her. Nellie's charm Constable W. D. Barnett and Clar- and eyes will do wonders with any ence Ecton are in Tulsa, Okla., to man and before the treatment enas, Identify a man under arrest there if his heart isn't aneciea, mere .v. v.. . k. nr,r,io una nf I BomethinE radically wrong with his Willi 1. LUUUKUt, W wvu.wi " I tho a.nc- nt mhbera that has been op-1 cosmos, ar.tin. thmiih this oart of the He has made an Italian harp with State. ,q.,,trpat. Mr. R. R. Arnold and Miss Elizabet Arnold left Thursday for a trip through the West, Mrs. E. B. .Talbot, of Moberly, Is In Mexico attending the Chautauqua. Mrs. L. B. Hawthorne leaves shortly for A visit with Mrs. Bailey in St,. Louis. Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Zevely are the guests of Colonel and Mrs. Green Clay. Mlsse Magie Davis and Mri. Jo seph Peterson, of Salisbury, are the guests ot Mrs. W. W. William. Miss Mamie Aydelotte has re turned to her home In Troy after a visit with Mrs. Frank Blckley. Miss Layson gave her Sunday School class s delightful noon hour, Thursday by serving to them a nice picnic lunch on the Chautauqua grounds. Those who spent this hap py time with Miss Layson were Miss es Edith Gary, Stella Robertson, May Bragg, Carrie Sproul, Abbie Llew ellyn, Hattle Brown and Vlnnle Harrison. The Epsllon Alpha Delta Fraterni ty boys gave a watermelon party on Wednesday evening at their tent at the Chautauqua grounds. Each boy was hostess for his best girl, each couple being provided with a large, Juicy watermelon, which of course guaranteed to them the highest phase of enjoyment. The hosts were Mes srs. Dee Johnson, Frank Cauthorn, Wilfley Johnson, Cave Johnson.Hen- ry Kunkel. Fred Howard and Bush Atchison. Tenting on the old camp grouud was enlivened Thursday evening for Misses Tlnsley, Johnson, Hall and WI nans, by the presence ot some guests other than Misses Gulllc and McQult Mrs. Eliza Price, of this city, who has been visiting in California for nearly a year, writes to the Ledger I arTe, that she win oe nome in a iew uj . Hp- manv friends will be glad to see her. his own hands as well as completed a monster pipe organ all of his own manufacture. He plays by the hour, lives In music and Is Bald to be When he comes he expects bring his grand piano and harp. Won't we local musicians be to Rev. H. E. Truex and family are I tranced It tho be-talented stanhope home from Arcadia Heights, where I wni condescend to assist at various they spent several weeks. Thy badconcerts and Euterpeans. He and a most enjoyable time but glad to Nellie are expected during August get back home again. I sometime. Miss Ila Brooks, of Topeka, Kan who has been the guest of E. B. Keath and falmly, left Saturday for a visit at Triplet., Mo. Mrs. George Chase, of St. Louis Is expected to arrive Sunday and will visit her daughter, Mrs. Jesse Har per and sister, Mrs. John Ewlng. J. Hoxsey, wife and daugb ter, Ruth, are homo irom a iwu weeks' outlnK on the Lakes. They Good-bye, Martha. Mrs. J. A. Guthrie and Mrs. For res' are home from St. Louis. -MUf Cauthorne, of Columbia, the guest of Mlsa Mary Blckley. Ills Frances Wright, of St. Louis, is visiting Mr. W. C. Johnson. Mrs. Gordon, ot St Louis, Is the had a delightful trip and ara arrang-1 guest ot her parents, Mr. snd Mrs. J, ing next year to have a cottage near I h. Sallee, St. Paul. Mrs. Martha Taylor, of St. oLuis, L. F. Bacon, of Kansas City, irav- . , Dr McWnilama, eling Passenger Agent ol tne aanui. Fe, was In Mexico for a short time Saturday. Mrs. J.M. Pollard and daughter. Miss Mary, of Kansas City, are tho guests Mrs. L. M. White, Mrs. Charles Gra ham, Miss Louise Hunter, ot Sedalia, and Messrs. Earl Bledsoe and ' John Guthrie thoroughly enjoyed a picnic lunch with these young ladles, Miss TlnBley playing the part of chef to the entire satisfaction of all concern ed. Misses Ria Hall, Velma Johnson, Martha Tlnsley and Leila Wlnans, with Mesdames Tlnsley and Johnson as chaperones are enjoying tent life to its fullest this week. Misses Ru by Gulllck and Nell McQultty are guests at their tent. On last Sunday with Mlsa Hall acting as chef a num ber of friends were entertained for dinner and supper. Messrs. Rolla Fii-4 ley, Earl Bledsoe, Ed Williams and George Will Robertson were the hap py personages for the day. Misses Johnson, Tlnsley, Hall and Wlnans were the very pleasant hostesses last evening at a monster "marshmallow toast" given at their tent on tho Chautauaua grounds. All the tenters on the ground, the visit Ing girls In town, and last, but not least, their young gentlemen friends, were the guests tor the evening. Un der the skilled manipulation of Mr, Joe Luckie the fire was persuaded to go off properly and a row of femln- lnlne toasters gathered round, soon after which delicately toasted marsh mallows were served In great abun ance to the guests. For an afternoon's motor trip. $515.69 would be considered rather expensive. Dr. T. H. Diven, of Mar tlnsburg, has filed suit against Fred Hathaway, of this city, for the above sum charging Mr. Hathaway with borrowing the ; former's ma chine from Weber's garage, here, and, tn a ride the speed ot which at times is alleged to have material ly exceeded the speed limit, In jured the Doctor's Ford car, hurt his practice and caused general dis comfort o the physician. In his petition the plaintiff charges that on the 7th oar ot May, 10. the defendant, knowing that the said au tomobile was the property of the plaintiff, took said automobile with out tbe knowledge, consent or au thority of the plaintiff, and ran It at a high and unusual rate ot speed for about 76 m Vs over rough roads, railroad crossings, bridges and cul verts In a wanton, willful, negligent and careless manner without o' lng Its bearings. The plalntflf further charges that the bearings were greatly heated, worn and damaged from failure to oil them; that the plaintiff failed to supply tbe water cooler with a sufficient supply of water and thereby overheated the engine. ' The petition further charges the defendant with having punctured tires and also with having run the machine against a telephone pole, bending tbe front axle, and damag ing frame that supports engine - of said automobile. Plaintiff say that the cost ot repairing tbe machine was $66.69. The plaintiff says he Is a prac ticing physician of Martinsburg and that be used the machine to make calls upon his patients. He al leges that while he was having tbe the machine repaired of said breaks and bends, he was deprived of the automobile and because of this be claims further damages to tbe amoun of $150. Finally, the plaintiff alleges that the automobile was permanently damaged because of this rough treatment, crack and strains and asks damages tor $300 on this charge, making a total of $515.69, which the plaintiff prays Judgment. W. W. Fry, attorney for Mr. Hath away, states his client denies the charges filed in the suit and will WtrtHvf thuslastic motorist He has a Ford machine of his own and scarce ly a week passes without his mak ing a long trip. John D. Orear represents Dr. Diven. ful eveningplcnic in the big tent at tbe Chautauqua grounds Tuesday ev ening in honor of her guest. Miss Frances Wright, ot St Louis. Much conversation and a grand spread fill ed the hour preceding the evening' entertainment with a full degree ot pleasure. The guest were Mlsse Wright, Stella Robertson, Laura Rob ertson, Marie and Susie Houston, Ab bie Llewellyn, Frances Glandon, Jo sephine Wallace, Pearl Williams, Mil dred Whitney; Messrs. L. H. Han na, George Dealing, John Guthrie, George Will Robertson, Ed. William, Louis Barth, Wallace Fry and Mr. and Mrs. Walker Pollock. Mrs. W. C. Johnson gave a delight- JUDGE MURPHY LEAVE8 8ATURDAY FOR MOBILE. D. A. Murphy left this afternoon tor Mobile, Ala., to attend the Na tional Convention of the Knight of Columbus. Missouri delegate are: Dr. R. E. Kane, State Deputy; Jno. S. Leahy, Past State Deputy; Dr. D. C. Cooney; all of St Louis, Also D. A. Murphy, State Advocate, Mexico; S. L. Moore, Farmington, and John M. Cleary, of Kansas City. The con vention will be in session August 3rd, 4th and 5th.