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of Dctes County ;
- Barfler, Me,
cssi sck - 30,000.00
SisrF&3 - 50,000.00
A More Prosperous
We would have If each citizen
would leave every dollar in the
bajok. that they did not actually heed
for transacting their ordinary busi
ness affairs,. This would bring
thousands of dollars Into the bank
which would be loaned out to those
who need hel in farming and oth
We want to encourage checking
accounts and also savings accounts.
SYSTEMATIC SAVING will build
1 prosperous community under
most any conditions.
We pay interest
DR. J. M. CHRISTY
Disease of Women tnd Children a Specialty
, BUTLER - MISSOURI
Office Phone 20 House Phone 10
DR. J. T. HULL
' Dentist Z:'- ' ''
Entrance same that leads to Stew
North side square ' Butler, Missouri
B, F. JETER, -
Attorney at Law Notary Public
East Side Square Phone 186
DR. ROBERT E. CRABTREE
' General Practice.
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' Office 301 Residence 641
1 .... . Office in Gench Bldg. v .
T, J. HALSEY, M. D. 0. 0.
Eye, Car, Note and
, Throat Specialist
and tbt iwif or 81mm
OSes om Peoples Buk PonNo.tt
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS
C. A. Emerson to R. J. Smith
tract section 22 Mt. Pleasant
j P. J. Cowgill to Fred L. Cow
gill lot 4 block 14 Altona $100.00.
U. G. Black to E. K Cannon
lots 5 and 6 Swassingg addition
to Hume $800.00.
H. J. Middlekamp to John
-PERM TRUST CO.
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examine and per
IivmUooIs We will loaoybi
IJllluiHld reasonable inte:
interest on time deposits.
W. P. DUVALL, President,
.. Arthur Duvall, Treasuier. .
on saving accounts.
Missouri Pacific Tims Table
20 Kl C.
208 K. C.
Accomodation.... f:15a. m
lc St. Louis psgr.. 11:40 a. m,
& St Louis psgr.. 9:00 p.m.
210 K. C.
261 Joplln passenger
20? Joplln passenger
205 Nevada accommodation.
3:13 a. m,
1:10 p. n.
800 p. m
(38 Butler' accommodation
S4 Butler lecal freight.-.
. ' WEST '
11:25 a. m,
6:06 p. m.
t39 Madison local freight,
637 Madison Accom.,
7:65 a. m.
1:30 J. m.
All frelcht for forwardlnr must be
at dSDOt not later than 10:30 o'clock
a. in. or will be held tor Knowing
day's forwarding, rreignt lor xnter
sUte Division must be delvered be
fore o'clock p. m. No freight Wiled
for tnis train in morning.
L. R. TWYMAIf .
Shockey 80 acres section 15 How.
S. STSummers to Ida E. Mul-
lies lot 6 block 1 Worland $300.
G. T. Walton to W. W. Cannon
tract section 22 Mt Pleasant $100.
L. D. Wheatley to J. W. Bob
bin lots 5 and 8 block 10 Sprague
Wan on Veal estate at $ low rate
Of Abstract Books and will fur-
G. BUTLER. MO.
;jtfjr,1fl estate to -Bites county and
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for you, securing you
lunty, we pay
J. B. DUVALL, Vice-President,
, W. D, .Yatea, Title Examiner.
rest on ffooewtwc
That promises Trustworthy Ser;
vice and .. fulfills . the .promise..
That is .efficient in, lending as-'
sistance when needed. A bank
that has the personal, human
touch, strong resources and con
servative ' management : invites'
the accounts of - farmers, . mer- -chants,
-.and ;of women and- chil
dren seeking safety for their sav
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EUlfGZR EILLEf O B0 '
A DAT IN HSXXGO CITY
Hundreds Fleeing From Capital
in Fear of Starvation and
Attack by Qarta's
New Orleans, La., Sept. 5.
Hundreds of refugees from Mex-.
ico City.' are flocking to Vera
Cruz to escape starvation and
what they declare-will be a new
crisis, according to advices "from
the Carranza capital.
The last party of refugees to
reach Vera. Cruz, August 17,
when the report was dated, said
Eoque Gonzales Garza, one-time
Conventionist President, with 2,-
'500 men, and Juan Banderas and
Lagos Chazarro, each with strong
forces, were reported marching
on the city and were near enough
to make an attack on Pablo Gon
Speaking of famine conditions
in Mexico City the report said
that about 50 persons were dying
of starvation there daily.
The Ked Cross representative
there is giving out rations to
about 140.000 persons a day, it is
said. : "
The International Relief , Com
mittee is doing everything in its
power to assist him, but the Car-
ranzista authorities are making
no adequate effort to relieve the
situation with regard to food
supplies and the available quan-i
tity of corn and beans is so limit
ed that it is impossible for the
Red Cross Society to supply the
necessaries of life in sufficient
quantities to prevent many,
deaths from starvation. .
The Red Cross has food sup
plies at Toluca that would feed
the starvipg of Mexico City for
several days, but Gonzales has re
fused permission for the sending
of these foodstuffs into the capi
There are about 2,700 Ameri
cans" in Mexico City who have
organized a Defense Committee,
with about 1,000 rifles and about
50,000 rounds of ammunition.
The organization is complete ip
every detail, and is prepared to
defend itself to the utmost in the
event of a rising among .the na
tives or an ,jattack on the homes
All foreigners "there have
agreed to stand together in the
event of - trouble' and refuse to
give up -their arms to the author
ities. . ' . '
' $37,887,626 More Taxed in
. Missouri -
Jefferson City, Mo., Sept. 5.
There is a total increase in the
taxable wealth of Missouri for
this year .over last of $37,887,
526.31. This increase is divided
Real estate and personal prop
erty, $34,765,458, and public ser
vice corporations, 3,122,068.31.
The total valuation of real and
personal, property for taxable
purposes this year is $1,658,587,
414, and the total of the corpor
ate property is $198,883,909.47
The-total taxable valuation of the
property in the State for this
year is $1,887,471,323.47.
This is the highest figure that
the assessment of the State has
reached and the big total is in
the face of the fact that in many
parts of the State farm lands
that command a cash value of ;
$100 to $150 per acre are valued I
for taxable purposes at from $10
to $20 per acre. .
American Oil Men Lose $2,000,000
San Antonio, Tex., Sept. 5. A
message dated August 31, re
ceived today from Gordon Wil
lard, an American oil operator
at Tampico, Mexico, said all oil
wells in that section, except the
Aguila, have been closed.
The operators of the Huasteca
oil;-." fields,- -; ' American- owned,
closed with ", the announcement
they.had lost $2,000,000 since
the Carranza-Villa revolution be
gan,- and that they have exhaust
ed every resource to continue op
erations. Thousands of men are
out of employment.
. , Bry hy 90. , .
The local option election held
in- Rich v Hill last' Wednesday
passed off very quietly notwith
standing the intense feeling, be.
tween the ""wet": and k "dry"-
forces. - The "wet vote wss 280
and the' dry 370. .
At the expiration of the follow,
lnr licenses the sixth congres
sional distrlef will be wholly dry.
A.. T. Christman,r November lv
1915? F. H. Etesk. December 5,
John XL Heekv Jsnnsjry 1
l?16; Henry (Siristjaan, January
SO, 1818 T. J.1 Ielxrdson. Feb
roaay ll, lS18;7ntija Alsbach.-
4,000 U. & TROOPS
MAE3XD ON BORDER
Washington Fears Reprisals
Against Mexicans May Be
anlt From Raids.
Washington, D. C, Sept. 6.
wave concern was evidenced
heretoday-inthe-3iVar and Navy
departments over the situation
on the Mexican border. Secre
taries Garrison and .Daniels re
mained at their desks most of the
day, although all other govern
mental departments enjoyed a
Officials do not attempt to
conceal the fear that the depre
dations of Mexican bandits may
result in a clash" between the for
ces of Gen. Carrailza and the
American troops under Maj. Gen.
Funston in the vicinity of
Brownsville and Laredo.
Brownsville, Tex., Sept. 6.
The disposition of troops in the
Brownsville section continued to
day. By mid-weekT there will be
4,000 men, cavalry, infantry and
artillery, signal and aero , corps,
in this district,' a command large
enough, it is hoped to exert suf
ficient moral force to make the
use of physical force unneces
sary in maintaing quiet in the
border counties with their 70, per
cent Mexican population.
The troops are patrolling a ter
ritory nearly the size of Maine,
which contains one city, Browns
ville. It is a country without
roads, except near the small
towns. Great spaces are covered
with brush traversed by trails
that only experienced guides, can
follow. Nearly everything in
this brush bears thorns, some of
which pierce leather. Most f4
the guides who know these trails
are Mexicans, and with few ex
ceptions, neither army officers
nor State and county officials
know whether these Mexicans
are loyal American citizens or
friends of the bandits and revolu
tionists. Brownsville, Tex., Sept. 6.
The new seventy-ninth District
Court held its first sitting today
at Rio Grande City, about 100
miles up the river from here.
Some of the attorneys who at
tended court from the old coun
ties said they were carrying a
law book in one hand and a pis
tol in the other.
Woman- Missionary Union Meets
The Woman's Missionary Un
ion of the Butler Baptist Asso
ciation met in annual session at
Amsterdam Wednesday, August
Reports from societies showed
Adrian and Butler making nine
points out of ten each from the,
standard of excellence. Rich
Hill" made six points.
A new society reported at Mer
win. Hume reported their great
loss by the death of their presi
dent, Mrs. Ligget. Passaic wo
men had given a missionary so
cial and contributed to the vari
Officers for the Association W.
M. U. were elected for ensuing
President, Mrs. Carrie Huddel-
son, Adrian; vice president, Mrs.
J. B. Walton, Butler : secretary.
Mrs. Katie Haggard, Adrian;
treasurer, Mrs. Bertha Klumpp,
Every woman and girl in ev
ery church of our Association at
work for missions is our aim.
Unhinged by German Flight
Sedalia, Mo., Sept. 5. Worry
over Germany's position in the
war is believed by police and
physicians to have temporarily
unbalanced Charles L. Pickern,
49 years old, a resident of Kan
sas City, who was taken into cus
tody while acting strangely on
Pickern gave the officers sev
eral names stating he was a per
sonal friend of the sheriff, also
that he was a secret service of
ficer here on private business?
It as suspected Jrickern was ad
dicted to the use of drugs, and
when asked where he had ob
tained the "dope" he said he had
been given morphine by Consta
ble W. W. Bolton. This was prov
County Teachers Convention
' Thursday and Friday of last
week the Bates county teachers
convention was held in the Cir
cuit Court room in the Court
house.' Some fine addresses were
made by well . known- educators
and the teachers spent a very
profitable two days. About 250
teachers attended. - : ' .
Of Local Interest Clipped from
Our Exchanges. .
" Work was commenced on the
hew telephone exchange building
Monday morning. It will be
two-Story structure with the ex-
change and work room upstairs
and the living rooms for the
manager and family on the lower
floor. Amoret Leader.
Mrs. iihza Barnes suiiered a
slight attack of -paralysis last
week and another one -Tuesday,
but it is not possible to know
just how the illness will termi
nate. Amoret Leader.
J. O. McMullen loaded his car
of household goods, Monday, to
ship them to Kansas City, where
he recently purchased an apart
ment house, and where they ex
pect to make their home. Mr.
McMullen went up to the city,
Tuesday, to join his wife, who is
visiting their son there. Amoret
Roy Faylor'and Miss Rowena
May Means of Rich Hill- .were
united in marriage at Nevada
IVXstnavr airAwiimrv Pair 11 sm sf
iUUllUaj C V . AIC VUVIU
ficiating. They will reside An
Ric,h Hill. Metz Times.
The machinery for the Mont
rose Electric light plant arrived
one day last weekyand contract
or Matthews was at once on the
job doing thefinishing work and
installing the machines. Mont
Judge W. W. Graves of the Su
preme Uourt lett here today to
attend a meeting and banquet at
Harrisonville of the men and wo
men of Missouri who are live
wires in raising poultry and of
ficers in local poultry associa
tions. He is president of the
Cole county poultry association
and has had many years of ex
perience in raising poultry of all
kinds. Jefferson City Democrat
Tribune, Sept. 1.
Mrs. B. F. Moore of Kansas
City visited Sunday with her son,
Wallace, who is temporary man
ager of the Logan-Moore Lumber
Co's. yard at this place while C.
H. Field lays off while it rains.
Married At Miles City, Mont.
August 18th. Mr. Raymond Mid
kiff and Miss Minnie Douglass.
They left at once for Butte,
Mont., where they expect to
make their home. Rockville
R. E. Piper, for several years
in the produce business in this
city and in the same business for
the past three years in Whittier,
Cel., met wjth a fatal accident on
the 11th inst. He was in his auto
truek with his son, Clav, when
their lap robe caught fire. He
grabhed it and jumped from the
machine, striking his head on the
pavement and fracturing his
skull. He was taken to a hospit
al where an operation was per
formed nut without avail. He
died the next afternoon without
having retrained consciousness.
W. W. Gooch and wife who
live in Bates county, and Char
ley Gooch. son of. George Gooch,
returhed'Friday "from, Chetopa,
Kan., where they went to attend
the funeral of their uncle, Mich
ael Hillegas. Urich Herald.
Rev. A. L. Anderson and wife
of Dover came in Wednesday
morning for a visit at the pa
rental R. N. Word home. Am
Young Farmer Mentally
Thursday afternoon a phone
message was received in Rich
Hill that John F. King, a young
farmer living about three miles
northwest of that city, had be
come mentally deranged. Joe
Baker, Constable Thomas and
Marshal Bankson went to the
King home to place him under
King on learning that the offi
cers were after him armed him
self with a razor and defied the
officers to take him without a
warrant. THis mother pleaded
with the officers not to use force
and they returned to Rich Hill
and Friday morning accompan
ied by Justice of the Peace
Stengel with a warrant they
again went to the King farm af
ter him. He was found in the
field at work where the warrant
was read to him and he was in
duced to accompany the officers.
He was. brought to Butler by
Joe Baker, Gus Seelinger, Con
stable Thomas and Bnford Baker
and placed in jail to await the
action of the County Court -
DON'T GIVE UP.
Discouraged Citizens Will . Find
Comfort in the Experience
of a Butler Man. - .
Experience is the modern ih
structor. Profit by the experience of
It may save your life.
The experience of your friends
The testimany of Butler peo
Will bring renewed encourage
Here is a case in point
J. D. Stewort, 404 Vine St.,
Butler, says: "Too frequent
passages from my kidneys both
ered me greatly, especially at
night. I also had pains in my
back and hips and was subject
to dizzy spells. I lost strength,
felt languid and weak and suf
fered from soreness across my
loins.' After trying remedies
and doctor's prescriptions with
out being helped, I learned - of -Doan's
Kidney Pills and got a
supply ar Clay's Drug Store.
They cured me."
Price 50c at all dealers. Dont
ply ask for a kidney remedy
get Doan's Kidney Pills the
same that Mr. Stewart had. Fos-ter-Milbnrn
Co., Props.,. Buffalo,
N. Y. 46-Zt
U. S. To Prevent Builders
Sending Submarines Abroad
Washington, D. C, Sept. 4.
Navy Department officials will
look into published reports that
10 American built submarines
have crossed the Atlantic under
their own power and are now
with the allied fleets.
Secretary Daniels has been as
sured that the foreign submar
ines being built -at Quincy will
not be delivered during the war.
He expressed the belief today
that it would even be a violation
of neutrality for the constructor
to knock them down and reas
semble the parts in another coun
try. Quincy, Mass,, Sept. 4. Offi
cers of the United States Navy
will be detailed on board the ten
submarines recently constructed
at the yards of the Fore River
Ship Building Corporation for
the British Government, after
the boats leave the ship yard.
Mob Attempts to Lynch Negro.
Bowling Green, Mo., Sept. 1.
A mob of several hundred farm
ers, having been outdistanced by
a sheriff's party in an automo
bile race from Elsberry to Bowl
ing Green, surrounded the Pike
county jail here tonight and
threatened to lynch Harrison
Rose, a negro accused of murder.
A speech by Prosecuting At
torney MeGinnis, urging the mob
to allow the law to take its
course, calmed the men for
awhile and they dispersed. Lat
er the mob formed again and
late tonight threatened to break
into the jail.
Rose, it is charged, killed Dud-T
ley Davidson, a member of a
threshing party, yesterday when
Davidson asked the negro to
"pitch a little slower." Rose es
caped and was caught in a thick
et near Elsberry by a sheriff's
posse late today.
As soon as the tarmer s posse
heard of the negro's capture the
race began. Forty macmnes
filled with farmers sped after the
sheriff '8 automobile, in which the
negro was prisoner, but the sher
iff had gotten a start of several
miles and so reached the jail here
a few minutes before the mob.
According to eyewitnesses
Rose stabbed Davidson to- death
with a pitchfork.
Russia Will Never Quit. '
Petrograd, . Sept., 6. ' ' Russia
is determined to fight five, even
ten vears, if necessary," declared
M. Rodzianko. president of Du
ma, in an interview today. If
it should happen that we are
forced to give up Petrograd and
Moscow we will retire to the. de
fenses of the. Ural- Mountains
and continue the war. 1
"Russia has 12 million soldiers
who will fight to the last drop
of blood. They will not think of
peace while a single enemy sol
dier remains on Russian soil."
Three U. 8. Submarines Damaged
Honolulu, T. H., Sept. 6. The
three submarines of the "F"
group remaining since the loss of
the illfated F-4 were put out of
commission yesterday- when . the
United States steamer Supply
crashed into the flotilla .while-'
docking here. The vessels dam
aged were the F-l, F-2 and F-3
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