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costs you less.
II you know some
news, tell it to us.
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It begins to save you money from the very day you put it into
use. It pays for itself time and time again and it will give you
perfect service In taking care ot your food to say nothing of giving
you an abundance of cold drinking water, without the use of extra ice.
Let as show you the Automatic.
The Best Store in Town
The place to trade and save money. We have the best assortment
to select from. Fresh goods coming in every day. We are head
quarters for good country butter, for we are best equipped for keep
ing it good. On fresh vegetables and strawberries we beat them
tX Feed and flour is our special this week. When in town stop
ia at our store and look around whether you buy or not
Bring us your butter and eggs. We pay more.
The Pearl Grocery
Baxter Springs, Kansas.
Miss Basel Goodwin is in Kan
sas City visiting her mother.
Mrs. L. M. Perkins is visiting:
UJhL Kansas City -Una jweek.. ...
Hiss Ruth Smith went to Pittt--4wrg
Monday to visit some girl
. irieada.
; J Mrs. J. H. Boawell is entertain
ing the Luncheon-Auction Club
this Wednesday.
Mrs. L. S. Harrington returned
Sunday night from a visit in
Wichita, Kas.
Mrs. Jim Page and daughter,
Caxlene, of Joplin were guests of
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Barnes Sunday.
Will you be one of them? We
mean will you build a house? Of
course you will. Build one or
two, even if they haven't more
than two or three rooms.
"Now" Goods
Ladies' gauze vests 10c
Ladies' union suits 25c
Long length lisle gloves 25c
Children's waists 10c
Boy's sport waists 25c
Hen's wash ties 10c
Big extra quality bath towels 25c
Ladles' large gingham aprons 25c
Ilea's double grip hose supporters
Y . .. 10c
Men's i hose black, white, tan,
and bine pair 10c
Cejs Brand is a guarantee of
sspcrior quality.
They are the best
Zztii Lilac Toilet Water
50c size 25c
Zz"s Violet Toilet Waler
50c size 25c
tzits Almond Benzoin Lotion
50c size 25c
Zzt Oriental Talcum Powder
10c and 25c
Vanishing Cream
35c size 25c
EcJs Dental Tooth Paste 25c
c, 10c 25c STORE
Eirtex Spring, Kansas.
School Closes.
The school term closed on last
Friday with a class day program
in the afternoon and the gradua
ting exercises at night Numbers
were rendered as given on the
program last week.
The commencement address
given by Dr. G. W. Trout on
"Environment, and Its Effects on
the Physical, Intellectual and
Moral," was commented on favor
ably by many. Dr. Trout pre
sented an excellent address in a
very forceful manner. A voice
solo by Miss Irene Roberts, the
vocal duet by the Misses Rowe of
Columbus, the voice solo by Pris-
cilia Wear, a piano duet by Edna
Dills and Lela Simmons and a
song by the Junior class and sel
ections by the Covey Orchestra
added greatly to the interest of
the program.
Large audiences were present
at both programs.
Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Hileman
left yesterday for a trip to Color
ado and Utah to visit relatives.
They will also visit in Texas.
With ore being found right in
town, the excitement is growing.
And as we go to press the strike
is bigger and getting bigger.
The Kansas City papers were
late arriving at Baxter yesterday
morning. Teddy spoke in Kan
sas City the day before that is
the reason the Standpatters give
for the slowness of the papers.
Very little complaint is heard
about the booze haulers any more.
They are polite to the extreme,
and never hog the road any more.
Not all of them travel through
this city, either. Many of them
take a road which leads through
the country just south of Colum
bus. The tractor plowing demon
stration out on Frank Hartley's
farm last Friday drew quite a
crowd. The big tractor pulled a
couple of big plows very easily.
and plowed about ten inches
deep, too. Several of our far
mers will be uaing tractors this
fall to do their plowiag. Deep
plowing is going to make the
soil more productive.
Realty Transfers.
Mrs. A. C. Edrington has sold
the old Dent corner and the build
ing oeit to it, fifty feet in all.
But the name of the buyer is not
to be given out yet.
The Beck estate has sold the
buildings occupied by the Mich
eoer hardware store and the
Lewis grocery, but the name of
the buyer is not positively known
at present.
O. N. Baldwin has sold the
building occupied by Roasman's
restaurant to Henry Horton.
Henry Horton has bought the
building occupied by Ratbbone's
second hand store.
O. N. Baldwin has sold his
brick building next south of the
Schaefer pool hall.
Baxter Lost.
It was a mighty good game,
but Baxter lost it, the score being
2 to 0 when the Mineral fellows
played the Baxter team Sunday.
Hedge posts at Gregory Trad
ing Co. tf
When in Baxter eat at the
Minute Cafe. Best meal in the
town 25c
Mr. and Mrs. Will Bishop of
Joplin spent Sunday in this city
with relatives.
Mrs. R. B. English of Colum
bus spent Tuesday with friends
in this city.
Mrs. Harry Sullivan of Galena
spent Tuesday in this city with!
relatives and friends.
Work on Porter Clark's new
building is being delayed by the
non-arrival of facing brick.
Mrs. E. G. Polster left Monday
night for Hartford, Kansas, to
visit relatives and friends.
For SaleMSood top buggy and
set of single driving harness.
O. M. Spratt.
The K. and L. of S. will have
a special meeting and ice cream
supper Thursday night, June 1st.
We have everything for your
luncheon, cold meats of all kinds,
cheese, pickles, etc
McAboy & Co.
Rooms furnished or unfur
nished sleeping aud light house
keeping rooms. Call at . the
Minute Cafe.
The recent heavy rains have
put farm work back some, but the
ground has been well soaked, and
wheat and oats have been bene
fited. The ore prices have been going
down recently, but it is thought
the decline is only temporary.
At any rate there is no let up in
Miss Margaret Brearley, who
has been here from Rah way, New
Jersey, visiting her aunt, Mrs. L.
M. Perkins, left Saturday for her
The balloon ascension last Sat
urday drew a big crowd to town.
The fellow made a fine ascension,
but did not get high enough to
make a parachute drop safe, as
it is necessary to count several
hundred feet for a safe drop.
L. Scanland is back from a trip
to Goodman, Mo , where be went
to look after his cattle and fruit.
Mr. Scanland has in two acres of
fine strawberries and is putting
in four acres more. He says his
strawberries are making him
money this year.
A new carrier will go to work
on Route 5 iu a few days. Chas.
Schmitt, who has been the car
rier on the route since May 1st,
has been transferred to Scammon,
Kansas. He used to work out of
Scammon, but after be waa trans
ferred to Baxter the fellow who
was appointed to take the Scam
mon route declined,, and Schmitt
bu been sent back.
Will Ask a Raise.
The Baxter Telephone Com
pany has asked the Public Utili
ties Commission for permission
to raise its rates. The commis
sion has given notice that a bear
ing will be given the applicant
company on June 14th.
For a long time it has been ap
parent that the company could
not continue to give service in
Baxter Springs unless it got more
pay for its money. The business
of the company is now being car
ried on as economically as possi
ble, yet the company does not
make a cent, and its books and
records will be submitted to the
utilities commission to prove this.
No telephone company can fur
nish service at the prices charged
by the Baxter Telephone Com
pany and keep in the business for
a very long time. The rates were
too low to start with, and are very
much lower than similar service
is furnished for in other towns
under anywhere near similar con
Baxter Springs is scattered
over a large territory, and the
cost of maintenance i. very heavy.
Then, too, everything costs a
whole lot more than it ever did
before. Phones which used to be
bought for twelve dollars now
cost eighteen dollars and wire is
higher. All kinds of supplies
have almost doubled in price.
Everything which the people use
costs more money. All fair mind
ed people know this, and they
also know, if they will stop and
think about it, that service costs
more than it used to.
We trust the company will get
a fair hearing and that permis
sion will be granted to make the
raise. We do not Jcnow what
amount of raise will be asked
for in fact we do not know that
any specific amount will be
asked just permission to make
a raise sufficient to make ends
meet. .
Try to Wreck Train.
Erisco train 112, due here at
2:32 a. m., was very nearly
wrecked just this side of Miami
yesterday morning. The train
was running on time, when it
struck a crow bar, which had been
placed in such a position that it
derailed the train. No one was
hurt, and the train did not arrive
here until about 9 o'clock, coming
in from Miami over the M. O. &
G. rails.
Right In Town.
Clarence Denton and Wheeler
Denton are sinking a shaft in the
southeast part of town, and at
seventeen feet came onto quite a
body of lead. Several parties
have tried to become interested in
the strike, but nothing is doing.
The boys say they will work it
The strike is just south of the
Demp Lawrence home.
Struck by Lightning.
The bouse occupied by J. O.
Treece was struck twice by light
ning last Monday morning. The
first bolt demolished the chimney,
and the second tore a great hole
in the roof.
No one in the house was hurt.
Christian Church.
Children's Day program 9:45
a. m.
Communion at 11KX) a. tn.
Preaching by Rev. R. S. Rob
ertson of Galena at 3:00 p. m.
Drill Man Wanted.
Want good drill man. Steady
work. Call at this office.
Well, we have heard of a few
who are going to build some
bouses In Baxter Springs. What
have yon decided to build?
1, 1916
Our Soda Fountain
is now open and running full
blast. We have added some
new equipment this year which
will help us to improve our ser
vice, and we are stiil claiming
the best service in Cherokee
Hear the New Edison Diamond Disc.
Your Future
Being a matter of considerable Importance isn't
there every reason in the world why you should
look into and thoroughly investigate any method
that will help you to accumulate faster?
Especially when the method doesn't cost
you anything to use it Look Into Our Bank
Account Plan the habit of using it is easy to
acquire, and when you have used it long enough
to realize its advantages you wouldn't think of
handling your finances under tne present
method. .
Baxter National Bank
How To Succeed
When you seek advice you don't consult the failures,
do you? You ask people who have succeeded.
All right We take it for granted that you want to
succeed in life too; want to make money and have some
of the comforts and even luxuries. Need advice? Co ask
the men of this community how they did it. Watch their
methods if you don't feel free to ask. You will find that
they all have funds at the bank. Most of them started in
a small way. They were industrious, they practiced econ
omy and they met their obligations with scrupulous care.
Some of them are directors of this bank today. The same
road is open for you.
Baxter State Bank
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Fhcna JL
Mrs. P. M. Cramer, who has
been here risking ber daughter,
Mrs. J. H. Boawell, was called
away Tuesday by a telegram an
nouncing the illness of 4 relative.
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tral will phi yea h
at any time. Glrc
cs the sews, and wt
will male the Newt
newsy. See?
On Way
I know where I'm
going, and I'm on
my way to
AL F. Williams of Columbus
delirered the Decoration Day ad
dress at the M. E. Church in this
city Tuesday. Quite a crowd tu
oat to hear him,

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