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COLUMBIA. MO. Mexico Weekly Ledger The County I Seat Weekly "To Our Pride In the Past, snd Our Hope for the Future, Let Us Add Vigorous Work in the Living Present." K. M. WHITE & SON, Props. L. M. WHITE, Editor. MEXICO, AUDRAIN COUNTY, MISSOURI, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 28 1922 Vol 64 No 45 FORMER LEDGER CIT1 EDITOR LEFT Miss Mary Margaret McBride, a former oity editor of the Ledger, has been named in tihe will of Mrs. J. W. Davis, of Kansas City, for a bequest of $600,000. Mrs. Davis was Miss Julia Woods, a daughter of the late William Woods, Kansas City million air, who on his death left Miss Mc Bride $5000. Miss McBride is at present a spec ial staff correspondent of the New York Daily Mail and has been abroad writing special articles for her pub lication during the past few months. Mrs. Davis left an estate of $6,000, 000. A greater part of the fortune went to her husband, a former opera singer and Mrs. Davis' third hus band. She has two daughters in Kansas City, by former marriages, who were left only small sums. MSss McBride is a Paris, Mo., girl ! and possesses exceptional ability as a writer. She made many friends while in Mexico and since leaving the staff of the Ledger has risen rapidly jn her profession. G. OF C. VOTED CREDIT BUREAU START NOW The Mexico Chamber of Comemrce, Thursday at its meeting, decide to establish a credit bureau for the merchants of Mcxic3 and start it in operation the first of the new year. Miss Crump, secretary, will im mediately begin the preparation of the files and material needed for the work. She has had much exper ience in this field and understands the work fully. Details of the bureau and its oper ation will be made public shortly so that all can understand it. JEFFERSON CITY FIRM The Mexico Social Servicfe organi zation received a letter, Saturday, from the Weatherby Bill Posting Co., the firm owning the bill posting ser vice in Mexico, enclosing $10 in cash for the use of Mexico's needy. The letter also stated that the em ployes of the company were shipping a box of clothing to this city to be distributed among the poor. The (company mentioned they had seen the appeal for clothes in the Ledger and wished to participate in the work of making Christmas 100 per cent happy in the bonnes of Mexico. HAWAIIAN LEPERS, CUBED, BALK AT LEAVING COLONY HONOLULU, Dec. ) '.Patients of the leper colony on Molokai island, who are facing discharge as a re sult of having been cured by a chaulnfoogra oil treatment, are unwill ing to leave, according to Gov. Wal lace R. Farrington, who has just re turned from an inspection trip. The governor reports that the patients presented a petition urging that he make available to them, under a re habilitation act, farms on Molokai, adjoining the settlement, so they will not be forced to leave the island. ATTORNEY WHO SLURRED PROHIBITION SUSPENDED TULSA, OK., December 3 5. Co unty Attorney W. F. Seaver, who came into prominence in Oklahoma recently when he declared that1 "the people of Tulsa and Tulsa County do not want prohibition and that he was not going to enforce it," was sus pended from office by District Judge Albert C. Hunt, John Goldesberry, Beaver's assistant, and1 County At-troney-elect, was appointed his suc cessor. SIX SHOES FOR EACH PERSON WASHINGTON, Dec. W. With tihe twelve months' period ending October 81, there were 316,424,917 pairs of shoes manufactured1 in the United States, according to compilations of the department of commerce. This exceeds that of any corresponding pre-war period by a very consider able margin, and is only 12,779,711 pairs behind the peak production year of 1919. Miss Mary Frances Rowland, who teaches in the public schools at Weatherby, Mo., is spending the holidays with her parents, Mr. and Un R M. Rowland. $500,000 SENDS MONEY Ledger Want Ads Pay Try One- II RESULTS OF COI- T JEFFERSON CITY, Dec. 27. j When the Constitutional Convention j recessed on December 1, after seven months ofy session, it had considered and passed eight out of fourteen com-; mittee reports dealing intimately1 with the old constitution. Outstanding features in the pro-i gram of economy are provisions for; a budget system limiting state ex-j penses by reducing the number of de-, partments and boards and cutting, down the general expense of the j legislature. Nothing in the draft so far considered contains any hint of increased taxation. Of the 329 propsals before the committees not more than one-tenth j have found a place in the reports to the convention. Many had merit but! were legislative, and thus had no ptece fn fundamental law. Others were too radical. There has been a disposition on the part of the maj ority of the members to make as few. changes as possible in the old constit ution. The new features will be im portant, however, and it is believed will appeal to the people. No change was made by the conven tion in the preamble and boundaries end but few in the bill of rights. One new section provides that "the right of citizens of Missouri to vote or hold office shall not be denied or abridged on account of race, coler, or sex." 1 In the draft of the Committee on Legislation adopted by the convention the time of the biennial session of the general assembly is limited to sixty days and the pay of members increased to $10 per day for sixty days with $1 per day for additional days. The clerical expense is, how ever, cut to $400 per day in the house and $300 in the senate. This would represent, in the opinion of the com-', mittee, a saving of from $75,000 to $100,000 a session. The initiative referendum has been amended slightly to meet ob jections to the measure which makes it so easy to secure the referring of laws. The percentage for referring laws is raised to 10 per cent and while the percentage for initiating; laws remains at 8 per cent it will re-; quire 12 per cent for initiating a mendments to the constitution, if the; section is finally approved. According to the report of the Committee on Counties, Cities and! Villages which has passed the com-j mittee as a whole, but has not been1 voted on by the convention, limited; home rule is extended to all cities of j the state, where St. Louis alone was ; mentioned in the old constitution.' While the cities are allowed to ap point commissioners, one of whom is to be the executive head of the city, the governor is to have the power of removal and can appoint to fill vac ancy, pending the action of the city. Cities are divided into four classes, those having 25,000 or over constitu ting the first class; 3,000 to 25,000, second class; 600 to 3,000, third class,1 and these under 500 to be classed aSj villages. In cities of the first or; second class it is provided that spec -, ial charters may be adopted and the ' manner of calling elections and the other machinery is also prescribed. Under the provisions of the report cities may extend their boundaries be-1 yond their corporate limits, either within the county in which they are situated, or so as to take in contig-i uous territory in adjoing counties. I The city of St. Louis will be allowed to extend its boundaries to the extent of seventy-seven square miles. A nother provision will allow the city by vote of he people to return to the county so that it will occupy the same position as now enjoyed by Kansas City, St. Joseph and other cities. The right of the state to control the services, and practices and rates of public utilities, all elections, the right to control taxation, the limit of indebtedness and the supervision over accounts has been expressly retained. Reading the Bible in the public .schools is provided by the section on religious or sectarian schools by the statement that "this section shall not be construed to prohibit the read ing of any version of the Holy Scrip tures in the public schools of the state." Miss M. V. Harrison of Sedalia spent Christmas in Mexico with her sister, Mrs. A. L. Branncfck. Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Biggers and son, of St. Joseph Michigan, and J. A. (Biggers of Detroit, Michigan, are visiting, Mrs, Dora Biggers in this city. Mrs. Charlotte Kunze of Fayette is spending the holidays in this dtyj with her mother, Mrs. John J. Kaese-wurm. tl DELIBERA A New We are starting our new year. S Lat us do so with a spirit of service dominating our ambitions, and a determination to make 1923 a sue cessful twelve months in our lives. Let us forget our sorrows and remember only, our joys.. Let us work t make others happy and in doing thi 3 bring joy to ourselves. What 1923 is to us is what we'make it ourselves. Yot are master of your own fate see that you steer a t rue course and one that is guided by a divine chart. lA happy and prosperous New Yea r to you all, MISS SNIDQW WEDS YOUNG BUSINESS MAN Miss Fay Snidow, the charming daughter of Mrs. Clara Enidow, and ne of Mexico's most popular and capable school teachers, was married Tuesday evening at 10 o'clock by the Kev. B. G. Reavis to Davis Byers, i.nd popular young railroad man of this city. The wedding came as a complete surprise to friends. The wedding party attended the Lheatre Tuesday evening. Afterward they went to the Christian church study where the ceremony was per formed. Those in attendance were Mrs. Clara Snidow, Mrs. James Mason and little daughter, of Ft. Smith, Ark., and Mr. and Mrs. Will Williams. Mrs. Byers is a most accomplished young woman. She taught school in Oklahoma for a time but for the past few years has been a member of the faculty of the South Side School. .She will continue to teach until Uhe spring term ends. Her loss from the teaching staff will be deeply regretted by fellow faculty -..embers as well as patrons. Mr. Byers, has lived in Mexico two years and has a jplendid position with the Chicago and Alton railroad. He is popular and has a host of friends in this city. They will con tinue to make their home in this city. They spent their honeymoon in Chicago. The Ledger joins in wishing them much happiness and extending con President Edgar D. Lee of Christ- ', Mrs. Louise MoElhiney of this ian College, Columbia, was in Mex- city went to St Louis Sunday morn ico Tuesday on his way to Laddonia j ing to visit Mr. and Mrs. Sherman to visit his parents. 1 McElhiney. mm n Jtmmww v 1 11 immiii mmmtm 1 imi 1 i m 7 . w" r i 1 1111 111 1 111 TO ,THE Cross-Cut by Courtney Ryley Cooper A story which effectually sets forth the romance of mining for precious metals. The scene is laid in Colorado and the principal incidents have to do with attempts to steal a rich mine. A tale of high order made more interesting by the author's intimate knowledge of mining-town life and his ability to inject a pleasing humor in the telling of it. The plucky hero and the spirited heroine will make a strong appeal.- With a superb plot, a realistic back ground and excellent characterization, "The Cross-Cut" will be liked by all lovers of virile American fiction. This Splendid Story Will Be Printed as a Serial in The WEEKLY LEDGER Starting Next Week Year MEXICO CHILD DIES ON FULTON TRAIN ON XMAS NIGHT Becoming seriously ill Christmas night on a train ififween Jefferson City and Mexico, tie 17-months-old baby of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hendrix became rapidly worse and died Tues- day morning in charge of the Red j Cross at Fulton. The baby's father j is employed at thr 'rick plant in Mexico. j Mr. Hendrix recently sent word to his wife in JeffewSh City to join ' him in Mexico, and -accordingly she : left the capital wifli 'her mother j Christmas night a'naVirent to North Jefferson. The baby had been ill for four months. The Ledger extends . sympathy to the beriayed. Smallpox Threat in Callaway The reporting to Of, C. H. Christ ian, county health physician, of Six teen new cases of smallpox in Cal laway last week, has caused the Ful ton city council to consider an ord inance compelling tKf fumigating of houses. The ordinanjjir would provide that all persons ablfljto pay for this should do so, and thai others should apply to the city physician. Doctor Christian is opposed to this provision because he thinks that the humilia tion would keep manyf people from having their houses fohiigated in any event. He is in favor 4f the city doing all the work. The new smallpox cases are chiefly in phe Liberty and Dixie neighborhoods, pit several have been reported among negroes in Ful ton. - Word has been received from Phoenix, Ariz., stating that Floyd Smith stood his trip West in fine shape. He and Mrs. Smith will spend the winter there. READ n J MEXICO P. 0. EXAMINATION JANUARY 23RD Candidates for postmaster of Mex ico will stand a civil service test in this citu January 23rd, 1923. The local office pays $2,900 a year. The present postmaster's term expired Sept. 5, 1922 but Congress man T. W. Hukreide desired to delay the new appointment until after the election this past Fall. Just how many will stand the test is not known. Chairman of the County Republican Committee, L. Mc F. Gamble is one those who will take the examination. E. R. Taft is also expected to stand the test. Both have been candidates for the office. The appointment will be announced shortly after the examination. The examination will not be an assembled examination. Applicants for the office can secure blanks from Henry Bartels, secretary of the local1 civil service Board. Competitors will not be required to report at any one place for examination, but will be rated upn their education, and train ing, business experience and fitness. T MAKES TWO C. L. Blum has been appointed pro- I bation officer by the Audrain County Circuit Court to take the place left; vacant by the death of" J. A. Brown. ' The duty of this officer is to look , after neglected or delinquent children, j Arthur Funk was appointed offi-1 cial court reporter for a period of six yaars beginning January 1, 1923. Mr. ! Funk has filled this position for sev-1 eral years, 19,396 SNAKE BITE DEATHS LONDON, Dec. According to statistics from India, 3360 persons were killfcd by1 wild animals in , British India during 1921, against 3.1633 in 1920. Tigers, 1454, leopards, 560, wolves, .556, bears 89, elephants, 70, and hy enas, 10. The loss of human life from snake bites fell from 20,043 in 1920 to 19, 396 in 1921. PLAINTIFF WINS SUIT INVOLVING WEIGHING OF CORN The verdict in the case of T. M. Dowell v. S. A. Muff was given in favor of the plaintiff and judgment to the sum of $176.98 made. The suit was one involving the weighing of some corn. Mrs. W. A. Charbonneau, of Kirks ville, is in Mexico for the Holidays. Mrs. Nate Phillip is home from a visit in St. Louis, i Miss Evelyn Prather went to Columbia Friday to spend the Holi days with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. D. Prather. Mrs. C. C. Hammond is the house guest of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Locke. Congressman elect Clarence Can- Inon, of the 9th district, was in Mex ico Friday between trains shaking I hands with his friends. Miss Lucy Denham went to Cen- itralia Friday afternoon. W. Taylor and wife, of Farmington are the guests of Mexico relatives. Claude Fowles has returned from; an extended visit in-HSt. Louis. ' "They all come back." George Blowers and family, of! Kansas City, were the guests of Mex- j ico relatives during the Holidays. William Wright, of St. Louis, spent Christmas with Mexico relati ves. M .,.! Mro H W Ri rvwn lit .H l . .11 IV. - ... ' . . .,1 Slater, spent unristmas wnn mexico relatives. Mrs. R. B. Finlev and children, of Independance, and Miss Mary Lake nan, of Huntington, W. Va., are the guests of their aunts, Miss Lakenan and Mrs. S. M. Edwards. Very III in St. Louis. . Mrs. Curtis Field is in the St. Luke Hospital at St. Louis, and her recovery is not expected. Her many friends in this city will regret to hear this. Mrs. Floy , M. Hansen and son have gone to Lowell, lAris., to join Mr. Hansen andv make their home. The Ledger joins their many friend in wishing then much success and happiness in their new home. Miss Roy Ellen Stewart will spend' Miss Anne Payne and Miss Lucile the holidays in Columbia with herstaton will spend the Christmas Hol pa rents. idaya in Marshall. MM BOY TIES FOR $50 PRIZE William Elliott, student in the vocational agriculture department at McMillan High School has tied for the $50 prize in the Capper Pig Club. William raised Hampshire hogs as his vocational project on his father's farm west of Mexico and had had most unusual success. His records show that he had eight animals totaling 1,335 pounds of a total value of $251.60. His expenses were as follows: Pasture, $2.00; fee and miscellaneous expenses, $90.47; interest on investment, $1.33; de preciation 50 cents and labor $7.70 making a total of $122. . His total net profit was129.50 and his total net income fronV. the project was $259.50 or pre cent of 106.1 profit. The ration fed the animals was varied and designed to make large hogs rather that fat ones. He took one animal of approximately the same size as some of his father's, H. E. Elliott, and fed it on this ration and when the animal was full grown it was found toweight 100 pounds than the animals fed by Mr. Elliott. William also has the distinction of being president of the Capper Pig Club. He is a sophomore in McMil lan High School Prof. A. Gorrell, head of the de partment of vocational agriculture is pround of the record that his stud ewts are making and says that he be lieves it is a fact that the most ac curate agricultural records 'outside of the government and State exper iment stations are those kept by vocational agricultural students. One student, Russell Griffin, made 140 per cent on his project which was sheep raising. CASES CONTINUED TO MARCH TERM OF CIRCUIT COURT The following cases have been con tinued to the March term of the Audrain County Circuit Court: Edna McCann v. the Chicago and Alton Railroad Company for death of her husband who was killed between Mexico and Fulton. R. A. Fox v. the Chicago and Alton Railroad, suit for delayed shipment of stock. John Cullers, v. the Chicago and Alton Railroad, suit for personal in- Case of State of Missouri v. John Brooks, charged with conducting a gambling house. Salle Bibb v. the St. Louis and Hannibal Railroad Company, case brought to Audrain on change of ven ue from Pike County. W. H. Cornelius v. the Chicago and Alton Railroad Company, case over delayed shipment of livestock. MERCHANTS GIVEN CHECKS' WHICH BANKS REPORT ARE NOT GOOD Three Mexico merchants cashed checks in payment for goods the middle of this month which have been returned from the bank on which they were drawn with a statement that there were no funds to cash them. They were given by a woman whose every outward appearance seemed to be good. The law against this prac tice is very strict and the local mer chants are going to have to put a stop to this practice. The three checks amounted to almost $100. THE WORLD'S TALLEST CHURCH CHICAGO, Dec., 2. The Chicago Temple building, the skyscraper church being constructed by the First Methodist Episcopal church in the heart of Chicago's business district, will be the tallest church in the world. The city council agreed to allow a spire to be constructed. With the spire the total height will be 545 feet. AMERICAN WOMEN ARE WEARING ONE-THIRD .. OF WORLD'S DIAMONDS Chicago, Dec. -0. Forty per cent of the world's gold is in American banks and one-third of the diamonds in existence on the fingers and bosoms of American women, Dr. Neh emiah Boyton of New York, declared here recently. Boynton has just completed a 30, 000 mile trip to all parts of the world. He warned Americans to guard their prosperity. "America needs a tighter grip on religion," he said. Mrs. George Jesse returned to her home in Mexico Tuesday afternoon after visiting- relatives in Fulton. Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Durkee, of Minneapolis, are spending the Holi days, with Mexico relatives. The Barnes-Boyd Motor Co., has a cannon built of Ford parts on dis play in their show window. The idea is a clever one. , E. S. Wijaon, of Jefferson City, Chief Clerk of the State Eeelymos onary Board, spent Christmas with his family in this city. JAGODI STORE ROBBED XMAS CLOTHES TAKEN The Jacobi Men's furnisrhiro' on the South side of the Square, was entered sometime during Sunday night and quite an amount of shoes and clothing taken by the thieves. En trance was gained through a small opening broken through a glass in the rear window, which points to one of the robbers being a small man or boy. A coat and vest evidently belonging to one of the intruders was left in the building. Evidently the men, it is believed that there were three, out fitted themselves completely while in the store as the shirts, overcoats, jewelry, gloves as well as ties and suits showed they had been taken out and tried on. The police are working on the case though it is feared the robbers were transients and have made good their escape by this time. CONFUSION AT DANCE RESULTS IN COATS .. BECOMING LOST More than a dozen young people from Mexico and vicinity were in convenienced Christmas night when the checking arrangements at a dance held at Perry, broke down, and caused the loss of about $200 worth of cloaks. During the dance the j lights were turned off for one minute, but nothing was thought of this un til the guests failed to find their coats when the dance ended. Among thsf present from Mexico were the follow'.-,.?: J. E. Fish, Miss Alice Fish, Miss Annadee Fish, Miss Helene Morris, Horace Barnett, Miss Nellie Marie Barnett, Richard Parke, Sims Considine and Hubert Saunders. PARDONS TWO CONVICTS WHO BEAT BACK' JEFFERSON CITY, Dec. 23. Two convicts, who escaped from the peni tentiary, married and "beat back" by establishing themselves as respectable law-abiding citizens only to be picked up ancTreturned behind prison walls, were given their freedom this week through outright pardons by Acting Governor Lloyd. The pardons came as Christmas ts to Loren Goist, who was re- a few' weelc ago from BuA- burnett, Tex., and William" Goodlow, who was brought bads from Seattle. Wash., last January. Another Gift for Paris. The heirs of the late Hetty Boat ner have made the city of Paris a gift of an acre of land at the north end of Main street at the west of the approach to the Palmyra bridge to be used as a tourist park. It is a pret ty plot of ground with considerable shade, on the river bank, and right on the main state east and west high way. It will be cleared up along the river margin, lighted by electricity and otherwise improved. The need was a pressing one, and the gift thoughtful. Paris Mercury. JUDGE T. HERRING DIES IN AUXVASSE WED. MORNING Jucdge T. Herring, 77 years old who for ten years was a member of the Callaway County Court died in Auxvasse Wednesday morning fol lowing a heart attack. Judge Her ring spent practically his entire life in Callaway County. MORE GIFTS TO MEXICO POOR ARE RECEIVED The Social Service organization of Mexico continues to receive gifts for the poor in this city. The Phil athea Class of the Christian Church has given the sum of $5 for Christmas baskets for the poor. A box of winter clothing has been received from the Weatherby Bill Posting Company of Jefferson City. Cannon Selects Secretary. FULTON, MO., December 26. Clarence Cannon of Elsberry, Con gressman elect from the Ninth Mis souri District has been visiting in various counties of the district since his return from Washington, and an nounces that J. B. Ellis of Elsberry, who managed his campaign, will be his private secretary. Carol Singers Out. The members of the Mexico Y. W. C. A. appeared early Monday morn ing in a large motor truck and visited the home for Aged Women, tie Aud rai.i Hospital, the County Infirmary and many of the sick in the city sing ing Christmas carols to them. Miss Helen Heizer who is attend ing the University of Missouri baa arrival in Mexico to spend the holidays. Joel Card has returned from St. Louis where he visited Charles Hed ge! who is very ill. C E. Sartor, of Fulton, was in this city Sunday. Selby Swift is home for Christmas. Read Ledger ADVERTISEMENTS.