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Mexico Weekly Ledger
"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
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
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
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.
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.
CUBED, BALK AT
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
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.
Ledger Want Ads Pay Try One-
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
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
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
Mrs. Charlotte Kunze of Fayette is
spending the holidays in this dtyj
with her mother, Mrs. John J. Kaese-wurm.
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 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
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.
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The plucky hero and the spirited heroine will make a
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The WEEKLY LEDGER
Starting Next Week
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
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
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.
MEXICO P. 0.
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.
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
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
The loss of human life from snake
bites fell from 20,043 in 1920 to 19,
396 in 1921.
PLAINTIFF WINS SUIT
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
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Slater, spent unristmas wnn mexico
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
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.
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
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
John Cullers, v. the Chicago and
Alton Railroad, suit for personal in-
Case of State of Missouri v. John
Brooks, charged with conducting a
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
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
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.
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
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 ..
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
Selby Swift is home for Christmas.
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