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A 191a Atlas nap of nUtourl, Hlsiourl
Valley Parmer one year, Household
MnK"lne one year, and Jasper News
oneyetr all (or $1.00.
A Bia BARGAIN
A I9U Atlas Hap ot nissourl, Hlssourt
Valley Farmer one year, Household
Magazine one year, and Jasper News
unc j ear all lor $1.00.
ARTHUR l DRAKE, Publisher.
JASWili, MO., T Hl'KSDAY, Jl'XE 27, UU2.
Vol. 14, No. 43.
A GOOD BUSINESS TOWN.
Jasper's Annual Business Lar
ger Than That ot Many Towns
The amount of business trans
acted in Jasner is much c'reater
than most people realize When
one begins to make inquiries as to '
the shipping in and out of this 1
town and the business done by the
merchants here lie nets a surprise
that he is not looking for. It will
lead one into error to gauge the
town by the census teturns of her '
population. In the first place the I
eensus gives us a population of
71J0 inside the corporation lines,
when there are about 300 people,
perhaps more, outside the lines
and inside of a mile from the cen
ter of town. . !
In 1011 there were 416 cars of)
grain and stock shipped out of
Jasper in rarload lots. During
the same ear there were 283 cars'
of commodities of all sorts shipped 1
into Jasper in car lots, and 427!
cars shipped out. 1
Now, these figures do 'not 'near
express the amount of tonnage re '
ceived and forwarded by the Mis I
souri Pacific Railroad because
there are large daily shipments of
poultry, eggs, cream, etc., in less
than car lots that are not includ
ed. We arc trying to get the poul !
try and egg shipments from Jas
per and when these figures are se
cured they alone will show a large
daily business. Besides this, Ed ,
Owen runs two freight wagons
daily except Sunday from the Car-
thage wholesale houses to the Jas- '
per stores, and this tonnage must
be added to the tonnage received
by rail before our figures are any-
where near accurate.
Of course, the highly developed '
agricultural community surround I
ing Jasper is responsible for the
large tonnage forwarded fromhere,
and likewise they form the greater
pact of the consumers of that
Jasper draws trade from a wide
territory east and west and from the
very borders of Carthage and La
mar on the south and north.
The following is an incomplete
list of the different kinds of busi
ness represented here:
2 banks, combined resources
2 drug stores
2 harness shops.
2 lumber yards.
1 large furniture and undertak
4 hardware stores.
3 implement houses.
5 blacksmith shops.
1 general machine shop.
1 exclusive clothing store.
2 feed and sales stables.
1 livery barn.
1 shoe repair shop.
1 jewelry and repair shop and
4 grocery stores.
6 general merchandise stores.
4 physicians and surgeons.
2 poultry and feed houses.
6 churches and church buildings
1 $10,000 school building, six
4 real estate and loan offices.
2 meat markets.
2 millinery stores.
2 dray and transfer lines.
2 resident firms dealing in hogs
and cattle and others nearby in
1 cement-block factory.
1 newspaper and job office.
1 city park.
3 barber shops.
1 telephone company
1 veterinary surgeon.
3 firms contractors and buildeis.
1 brass band of 14 pieces
5 rural mail routes.
Preaching at Christian Church.
There will be preaching at the
Christian Church next Sunday
morning and e ening. This church
has secured the services of S. S,
Phillips of Golden City" as minis
ter for the remainder of the year,
and the second and fourth Sun
days of each month will be ob
served ns the regular days of wor
ship, as he will' give but half time
to the work at this place.
He would be glad to have the
members of the church present at
the morning services especially,
and everyone will be made to feet
that he is welcome as a visitor.
CONRAD MERCANTILE COMPANY I
The Store That Saves You
We have two hundred pairs of Ladies' Fine Shoes in Vici Kid and Patent Colt that we are going to close
out at greatly reduced pxices. These shoes are all solid leather and first-class in every respect, but in
broken lots of two to six pairs of a kind and wo aro going to close them out regardless of cost. If you
are in need of a pair of shoes see us. We can save you money.
Summer Dress Goods.
Sow is tliu time to buy your lijjht tlrcsi for the Eouith of July,
We luive one of the best n.ssurtcd stocks of wash goods of all
kinds shown in Jasper, Mo. Lawny, Dimities. Voiles, Tissue.,
etc., all new, this seasons patterns and the remarkable low prices
we are making on these new wash goods will more than please
Conrad Mercantile Company
HON. M. B. DAVIDSON.
Prominent Joplin Attorney Out
for Prosecuting Attorney.
Hon. M. B. Davidson of Joplin
was in Jasper Tuesday announcing
his candidacy for the nomination
for prosecuting attorney of Jasper
county, subject to the Republican
primaries in August.
If one may judge the qualifica
tions of a man for this responsible
position by the legal experience he
has had and by the positions he
has held and is holding, Mr. David
son is well qualified to fill the po
sition he seeks, to the satisfaction
of the people of this county.
Mr. Davidson was born in Min
nesota and received a high school
education at Wheaton in that
state. He served as a bank cash
ier for three years. He graduated
from the law department of the
University of Minnesota after tak
ing the academic course. He be
-gan the practice of law at Minne
apolis and served some years in a
legal capacity for the Chicago. St.
Paul & Milwaukee Railroad.
Mr. Davidson has now practiced
law 21 years. He came to Jasper
county some 14 years ago and has
practiced in all the courts of the
state during that period, and has
been, justice of the jeace of Galena
township for three years.
Mr. Davidson's experience in the
criminal courts of Jasper county
should well fit him to properly
conduct the work of the office of
Mr. Davidson expresses his pol
First National Bank
We invite your pat.
icy a? tint of equal rights to all,
favoring none, an I enforcing the
law as it is written in the statute
books, without prejudice to any.
Mr. Davidson s formal announce
meat appears in another column.
Annual Election of F. & M. Bank
At a meeting of the Board, ol
Directors of the Farmers and Mer
chants Bank held June 14 the, of
ficers were r;-elected as
T H Tiller, president, R.
erts, vice president , II.
son, cashier; J. N. Marsh
ant cashier. 1 he usual scrai-ant1
nual dividend of 4 per cent,, was
declared in addition to adding
Ssoa to the surplus fund, making
a total of $2000 surplus earned.
This bankhas a capit.il surplus and
shareholder's liability of $.12,000.
Its business is under a progres
sive and conservative manage
ment, the deposits of its customers
are safeguarded by careful loans
to home people. Its stockholders
and directors being reliable, pru
dent men of affairs. Their finan
cial statement appears in another
column of this paper.
Judge Rumble Announces.
The formal announcement of V
W. Rumble of Jasper, for the
nomination for associate judge ot
the eastern district of Jasper
County, subject to the Republican
primaries, appears in another col
umn. Judge Rumble is well and
favorably known to the voters of
Jasper County. More extended
notice pi his candidacy will ap
pear in net week's News.
Peerless Princess (lour will give
perfect satisfaction. 6-tf.
SCHOOLER GRAIN CO.
A FINE CONCERT.
Under the Auspices of the La
dies' Aid Society of the M. E.
The Ladies Aid, Society of the
M. E Church have seemed the
Dolf Concert Co for an entertain
ment next Monday night, July 1.
Mr. and Mrs. Dolf, the tenor mid
soprano of the company, are high
class artists in their line and sel
dom visit towns of this size, but
just now are filling in time be
tween their spring and fall engage
ments with a smart tour through
Missouri and Kansas The ad
mission price will be 25 cents, and
at that price the church should be
Death of I. M. Byers.
The sudden passing away of I.
M. Byers, formerly of Jasper, was
mentioned last week in these col
umns, but further information at
that tune was not available.
Mr. Byers was .1 foreman in a
packing house at Wichita, and
wafc on his way to work when lie
was stricken with heart disease
and died almost instantly. He
ltft a widow and seven children.
He was born in Lawrence County,
Ind , in 1866, and came to Mis
souri in his boyhood with his pa
rents. His parents. I. Y. Byers and
wife! and his brother and sister,
Jake Byers and Mrs. Preston Rob
erts of Jasper, and Mrs, Cherry of
Carthage, another sister, attended
the funeral, which took place at
Wichita. Mrs. Elliott, another
sister who lives in Iowa, was not
present at the funeral.
Deceased and his family have
many friends in this section of
Missouri who learn with sorrow ot
Mr. Byers' sudden demise
Arm Badly. Fractured.
Little Jewell Busby, the 8-year-old
son of Tom Busby, living in
the Dewey neighborhoo five miles
southeast of Jasper, was thrown
from a horse Saturday morning
and received a double fracture of
the left arm. One bonu was
broken near the wrist and the
wrist thrown out of joint, the
other bone was broken below the
elbow, theboneprotruding through
Dr. Hendricks reduced the
fractures and the little patient is
getting along as well as could be
expected. The doctor says it is
the worst case of the sort he ever
Jasper's Bank Statements.
There is no better criterion of the
steady and solid growth of a town
than the condition of the business
of the banks of that town. Jas
per's banks are her pride. The
First National Bank and the Far
mers & Merchants Bank are owned
and controlled by men and women
of the highest standing in the
community, and the steady growth
of these institutions testify to the
confidence that the people of Jas
per ana surrounding country re
nose in them.
See their statements in another
The ladies of the V. C. T. U.
will hold a sale of home cooked
pies cakes, etc, in the room next
to the News office next Saturday
Staple Dry Goods of all Kinds.
"We bought our Prints, Muslins, shirting- and other cotton
goods early before the advance in prices and we know that Ave
can make prices on Staple Dry Goods of all kinds as low as you
can (hid them at anv store in Jasper countx . If you are needing
in Dry Goods get our
Death of Mrs. Ralph Winder.
Mrs Ralph Winder died at her
hoiiic three ai.d one-half miles
boulhwest of J tsptr, about noon
Mrs. Winder h d struggled
against that dread disease, con
sumption, for a long time. She
was about 32 years of age, and left
a little thild motherless and a de
voted husband without his chosen
Mrs. u aider w as a native of
Iowa and her own people live at a
distance in other states. Her
maiden name was Nellie Hyler.
She married Ralph Winder, a well
known young farmer in the Rising
Sun neighborhood, four or nvl
The funeral ser ices were held at
the Church of the Brethern on the
the baseline Wednesday afternoon.
Interment taking place in the
ihe News unites ivttli many
friends in extending sympathy to
the strirken family.
Eighty Years Old.
Grandma Goff of the Dewey
neighborhood reached her eight
ieth anniversary last Sunday. It
was arranged some days ago to
give her a big birthday dinner,
and about 90 of her friends and
neighbors gathered on that day to
sharcwith her that honorable and
Mrs. Golt has been a widow
many years, and she has lived in
the community so nnuy years
that few remember when she came
or where she came from. Suf
ficient it is to know that for some
40 years she has been in this sec
tion of Missouri, a kind hearted,
helpful Christian woman
the following attended the lug
dinner Harve Goff and wife, John
John Goff and wife. Miss Sarah
Golf, Pittsburg, Kans., .Mrs. li J.
Under and grandson, Mrs. Mel
Caravan and children, Oronogo,
Tom Rose, Mrs Calla LaPalma,
Jas. Burke and wife, Pete During
YOU WILL FIND IT HERE
Everything Kept in a First-Class Drug Store
Faints and Oils
Base Ball Goods
All Goods New and Fresh
and we will stive you
and fainih, Henrv Queen and
family. John Smithers and famil)
lohn Gresham. Perry Grvham an I
famih. W. T Simniuns and fatniK
Rotch Kincaid and family. Woud.
Buster and family. OrcnBuster an 1
family J C Elliot and famiK
Robert Elliot and family Bui
Brown, W. Courtney and famth
D. W Woods and tanuly Hor.u
Harvey, Herman Rotsah and fani
ily. Jasper Kitchey aul ncpluw ,
A delightful dinner was enjol
by a crowd of friends and neighbors
at the home of M. Meius and wifi
3 miles north of Jasper, on las',
Sunday. Tho day was ideal f.r
just such a dinner on their beauti
ful lawn not under the spreading
chestnut tree, but under the beau
tiful manic. Quite a number w Ik.
wereinvitetl were detained at home
by various reasons
The following is a list of those
present- Mr. and Mrs. Coiner
lames Bowers and wife and little
daughter, John Kcltncr and wife
Ray, Carrie and Helen Kcltncr
Win Cave and wife and daughU'
Hazel, C. S. Johnston and wife and
son Fred, Gradie Compbell, Mr
and Mrs Waltz, Mr. and Mrs
Mevius and three ions, Mrs Chas
E. Church Services.
W. O. Thompson writes
from Seneca where he and his
family are spending their vacation,
that tiioy are enjoying themselves
Rev. J. P. Walker ot Joplin will
occupy Mr. Thompson's pulpit
here next Sunday, bu'h morning
High School Library.
Tlie High School Library will be
open every Friday afternoon from
2 to 4 during the summer. Miss
Nellie Crow is librarian
All trimmed hats at half price at
the Vogue Hat Shop.
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