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BUTLER, MISSOURI. tlURSBAY. FEBRUARY 27. 1019.
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Fight For Luue of Nations
and Znuet.Cballonge to Foca
of Plan. '
Boston, Mass., Feb. 23.' The
steamer George Washington, bearing
President Wilson and his party, ar
rived off the Graves, near the en
. trance to Boston harbor, late tffday.
' In additiorUo the escort of destroy
ers which met the President's steam
ship off the coast, a squadron of sub
' marine chasers, which left the. Navy
Yard here durintr the afternoon.
picked her up-Off the Graves, n
island at the entrance of the outer
The George Washington " anchored
at Quarantine shortly after 6 o clock.
President WiiJ Fight.
Boston, Mass., February 24.-
, President Wilson will fight at home
' as he has fought abroad for a League
of Nations. Returning from France,
1 he ha'd been on American soil no
more than three hours today before
he threw down the gauntlet to those
who distrust the proposed concert of
governments; based, he said, on the
American ideals which had won the
war for justice and humanity.
An America confining to her ter
ritories, her conception and purpose
tb make men free, he 1 said, would
, have to keep her honor "for those
narrow, selfish, provincial purposes
which seem so dear to some minds
that have no sweep beyond their
Before a responsive audience that
filled the biggest auditorium in the
city the president pictured the old
casion it will be an indulgence."
A another point in his address the
president said that if the great hope
of the world for a League of Nations
wasr disappointed, he would .wish for
my part never to have had America
play any. part in this attempt -to
emancipate the world. I , have no
more doubt of the verdict of America
in this matter than I have doubt of
the blood that is in me." '
Mr. W. R. Jackson was. greatly
suf prised on Thursday, the 20th of
this month; when a host of friends
gathered in to celebrate his seventy
fifth birthday. . A bounteous dinner
was set and they were treated ,with
bananas and oranges by - Mr. and
Ms. Powell. After dinner was over
they proceeded to tft parlor, where
they enjoyed the music and sinsine.
Mrs. Blanche Warren was organist.
The last song was "God be With
You 'Till We Meet Again." All
had a pleasant time and hoping to
celebrate Mr. Jackson's birtlulay a
year from that day. .
GAYLOSD W. VANTREgS
Another" of Bates County's "YiMng
men Makes the Supreme ,
W. C. T. U. Notes.
The Double Branch W. C. T. U.
met at Mrs. W. B. Griffins 4Febru
ary 20, wjth 11 members and two
vistors present. One tiew member
was gained. They had a good meet
ing regardless of the rain. They ob
served Willard day.- Also put Airs.
W, Z. Baker in as anti-narcotic sup
erintendent. They decided it was
not necessary to organize and make
a drive for the reconstruction work
as they received pledges at the meet
ing for $55 and. thought with the rest
of the members and a few friends the
balance could be raised. Will you
read and answer the following ques
tions for yourself, if you think to
bacco' is not injurious?
Why does-the lite insurance com
pany wish to know whether or not
the applicant smokes?
Why are athletes in training for
ation and expectinK in the end noth
ing better for the people than they
- maa known tor centuries.
Pictures New Purpose of U. S.
He pictured vthe,Ainerican nation
centering the lists with a new pur
pose the freedom of mankind. The
old world had caught the vision, and
any treaty of peace, drawn Otherwise
than' in the new spirit would be
- nothing more, he asserted, than a
"modern scrap of paper" and the
present peace, unless guaranteed by
the united forces of the civilized
world, could not stand a generation.
- .Beqidunr over -the . peaker's. tabtt,
his tace set in tense lines and his
..right hand clinched, the president' ex
claimed, "Any man. who. thinks that
""America will take part in giving the
world any such rebuff and disap
pointment as that does not know
America. I invite hjm to test the
sentiment of the nation." v '
Interrupted by applause, the presi
dent halted and then evoked the
greatest demonstration of the after
noon when he adde'd that he" would
accept no sweeter challenge than the
issue of the American purpose in the
"I have fightinc blood in me," he
said with apparent feeling, "and it is
sometimes a delight to let. it have
scope, but if a challenge on this oc-
Booze Relics for Posterity.
Charleston, W. Va.. Feb. 22. In
order that future generations mav be
able to say. "We have seen it," Sen
ator A. E. Scherr, of Kanawha Coun
ty, favors placing in the department
of archives and history a quart bot
tle of rye, a quart bottle of bourbon
and, a quart bottle of Scotch "the
same to be guarded carefully and
preserved to posterity as evidence of
the. things that were."
Senator Scherr $ resolution to-this
concurred in by the house of dele
ALLIED WAR FUND EHRIVE
Workers, Enthusiastic. Time to
Extended Because of Bad
The drive to raise and collect
Bates county's quota of $.?o,ooo for
the Allied War Fund was com
menced on schedule Monday morn
ing art nine o'clock. The campaign
in Hutler and Jit. Pleasant township
was opened with . the blowing of
whistles and ringing of bells.: ..... .
The entire countv had been Mhor-
ougdly organized and ac systematic
campaign fully planned under the du
rection of Chairman Wesley Den
ton, and each solicitor was equipped
with pledge1 cards and ready to begin
the work, at the appointed time.
While conditions have not been the
most favorable for--the drive, the
workers of every township have an
nounced their intention of going over
the top and several townships have
already informed Chairman Denton
that they were practically assured of
On account of the bad condition of
the roads it was thought advisable
to continue the campaign through
Monday afternoon -Mrs. W.A- S.
Vantrees, of this city, received a tel
egram from the war department,, con
veying the sad intelligence of the
death of her son, " Sergt Gaylord W.
yantreje.s, of the, medical department
of thearmy of occupation in Gerr
many. The telegram gave no par
ticulars other than that his death,
which was caused by pneumonias,' Oc
curred February 9th. ; V
Gaylord W. Vantrees was born fin
Deerfield,x this state, February ; 6.
itsoo, and when a small bov came
with his parents to this city Where
the greater part of his life was spent.
He was a graduate of the Butler
high school and had for the last ten
years been a pharmacist in the Trim- bidden to smoke?
ble drug store. About a year ago he Why is abstinence
lctt liutler with a detachment of the
selective army from this county. He
was sent to Camp Funston for train
ing and because" of his knowledge of
pharmacy he was assigned td" the
medical dcpartnienUwhere in a sfiort
time his ability and industry attract
ed the attention of hi superior offi
cers and- he was promoted to' a ser
geantcy and soon afterwards sent
with the American Expeditionary
force to France. After the armistice
was signed and it was determined to
send an army of occupation to Ger
many to enforce its terms he was
with that army. His death came as
a shock to li is Butler friends, many
of whom within the last week or ten
days had received letters or cards
from him and in every one of them
he spoke of bis good health and the
fine sights tfiat he was seeing, and
what he would have to-teli when he
returned home, -which he hoped
would be soon.
He was of a happy, sunny disposi
tion. Ever looking on the bright side
of life he possessed a host of friend:;
who wiTl mourn with the bereaved
mother, sister and brother., He w.-s
a member of the Etks, Knights - of
fythias and Udd bellows.
He is survived by his mother, Mrs.
W. S. Vantrees, a sister, Gladys, and
t brother, Ernest Vantrees, of Dodge
TAFT SCORES OPPONENTS
OF LEAGUE OF NATIONS
everywhere considered a valuable
asset for a young man?
. Why do cigarette smokers make a
vast majority of the mistakes in book
Why are cigarette smokers an
easy prey to disease, especially to
Why do some states forbid the
scllini? nf i'iirarpttp tn minors?
(Missouri is one of fhe states).
Why is it that youthful criminals
are almost invariably smokers? .
Why is smoking prohibited durini?
tlie first three years at West Point
ami Annapolis, the government niil-it.-iry
Why do many firms absolutely re
fuse to employ boys and young men
who smoke cigarettes or else give
preference to non-smoking persons,
if it does not hinder vocations?
Evergreen Sundav School
Have ai Pleasant Meeting;
Tliuiday afternoon , of last week
the Evergreen class of the M. E.
church, . South, . Sunday School held
their regular monthly meetingat the
home of Mrs. T. A. Black, on North
High street. As. several meetings
had been missed on account of the
influenza the greater part of the af
ternoon was taken up disposing of
the accumulated business. The an
nual election of officers was held
and Mrs.. J. W. Arnold was elected
president; Mrs. Charley Hupp, viCe
president; and Mrs. C. H. Arsten
bright, secretary and treasurer. Af
ter the election a social hour was
snent having a good time and the
hostess served a dainty lunch.
Mrs. Elizabeth Porter Dead.
Mrs. Elizabeth Porter died at her
home on Xorth Main street in this
city .Monday morning February .24,
Mrs. Porter was a native of Lan
caster county, Kentucky, and was
horn January 2,t jtfg. She is' sur
vived by. two daughters. She moveil
to this city from Pleasant Gap only
a short time ago.
Funeral services. ' conducted by
Rev. S. B. Moore, were held at
Double Branches .church. .Wednesday,
afternoon at t o'clock and interment
made in Double Branches cemetery.
' Building & Loan Association
At the annual meeting of the But
ler Building & Loan . Association,
held at the office of the secretary, 1.
J. Day, Monday night the following
directors' were elected for the ensu
J. A. DeArmond, G. I. Lynch, D.
K. Walker, Sam W. Davis, K. D.
Allen, C. ii. Culver and T. J. Day.
The following were the officers
elected: President, G. 1. Lynch;
treasurer, D. K. Walker; secretary,
T. J. Day.
Impeaches Motives of Senators Who
Attempted to Defeat Movement.
San Francisco, Cal., Feb. 19. "The
gentlemen in the Senate who are set
ting out to defeat this League of Na
tions are those I would not trust over
night, former President William H
Taft said here today at a luncheon in
"his honor by civil organizations, as
part ,ot the program of the Pacific
Coast Congress .of the League to Pin-
"They are citing the Constitution
as an argument against it," continued
Taft. "I revere, and worship that
great instrument and it is a new
story to me if the Constitution pre
vents this people from playing their
part in bringing peace and order and
happiness to ourselves and the other
peoples of the world.
"This is not a political question
God forbid. I am glad President
Wilson west to Europe, because he
went bearing a promise of a league
"The application at this time of the
doctrine of avoiding entangling alii
ances is reactionary to the extent of
delaying world peace too years.
ine question at tins time is
whether the whole great plan of the
League of Xations is to be defeated
because we can't get a two-thirds
majority of our Senate for its ratification."
Whereas, God in lljs infinite love
lias called to himself the son of our
beloved comrade and vice president
of the Double Branch W. C. T. U.,
and that we, the members of the
Double Branch W. C. T. U. extend
to Mr and Mrs. Wesley Hall, and
daughter, our deepest sympathy in
their sorrow and bereavement, and
Be it Further Resolved, That
copies of the resolutions be sent to
the family, the Missouri Counsellor,
and The Butler Weekly Times and
tlio Republican-Press, also be spread
upon the minutes of-the meeting. '
Mrs. H. C. Walters,
Mrs. W. B. Griffin.
John H. Pyle Dead.
John II. Pyle," !bne of Bates coun
ty's oldest and most respected citi
zens, died Friday" morning, February
21, roio, at one o'clock, following an
illness of a number of years. Mr.
Pyle had been bedfast for the last
year and suffered greatly. Death
came as a welcome friend.
John II. Pyle was born in West
moreland county, Pennsylvania, No
vember 6, 18m He was there reared
and educated, and followed from his
eighteenth year .the trade of black
smithing. In 1868 he emigrated to
Bates county, Missouri, where he
engaged in the farming and dairy
business, which he continued for four
years. Returning to Pennsylvania,
he gave his attention to his trade at
Meadville for one year. Then he
again came to Bates county and es
tablished a blacksmith shop in But
ler, which he conducted for several
years. He was married November 0,
1854, to Miss Jane Elliott, a native of
England. He belonged to the Ma
sonic fraternity in Pennsylvania and
also to the Presbyterian church.
He is survived only by his daughter,
Mrs. A. M. Campbell of this city and
airs. A. M. tlunter ot Modesta. Cali
Funeral services were conducted
Sunday afternoon at two o'clock at
the Presbyterian church by the pas
tor. Rev. John Baxter Clyde. Burial
was made in beautiful Oak Hill,
where so many of our old settlers
are now resting peacefully.
South Methodist Church.
Last Sunday was the best' day we
liaveJjajLsiare.fwe came, to Jpvn.
Next Sunday is going to; beoetter.
Our ntw presiding Elder O.'M. Rick
nian, will preach at night. He will
present some phase 'of the centenary
plan. Make an effort to hear him.
Sunday School Sunday morning ,at
Sermon by the pastor at 11. Sub'
ject, "The Stewardship of Life."
A welcome to all.
Walt E. Hill, Pastor.
Demobilized the High School
The ceremony of demobilization of
the Butler High school's service flag
took place in the high school audi
torium Friday afternoon. The cere-'
mony, whicli was beautiful and im
pressive, was under the auspices of
the Girls Civic Club. The following
rogram was rendered.
Song, "America. '
Song. "Over There."
Address, Judge Carl J. Henry.
Response, Gardner Smith.
Solo, "Keep the Home Fires Burn-
ng, Miss Pauline Kirk.
Demooilization of Flag, Misses
Agnes Walker and Mildred Silvers.
Prayer, Rev. John B. Clyde.
song, "Home, Sweet Home."
. Song'The Star, oangled Ban
The flag bore thirty-six silver stars
each one representing a member of
the. High School alumni who had
taken part in the great struggle for a
Farm for Rent.
, 40 acre farm for rent or sale. Half
way between Butler and Rich Hill,
.Mo., on Jefferson Highway. If in
terested call at place or write C. I.
liurk, Butler, Mo. JO-jt
Home Talent Play.
"AI iss Fearless & Co.," a three act
comedy, will be presented for the
benefit of the Cemetery Association
at Fisk i Opera House Tuesday,
March j tth. TIw best local talent
will take part and are rehearfilg
daily under the direction of Frances
Catron. - Catchy songs plenty of
A bitf Stfvintfs for you to buy Rutfs NOW. - " ;
, ; We re very enthusiastic about the tfrcat bartfairv we picked up from a leading manufacturer whose foods are
widely known throughout the United States. We propose to sell $3,000 worth hitfh tfrade rutfs at
Prices Positively (Unmatchable
People who are in need of Rutfs and have been hestitating on account of cost may see their way clear to easy ownership
Showing of Spring Draperies
v Fine Colonial Draperies '
35c to $1.60 per yard
Silk Draperies, plain and fancy '
65c to $1.00 per yard ,
Marquisettes, white and Ecru
35c to 75c peif yard -
A Splendid Assortment of Couch
Covers $1.08 to $3.50 y
Portieres . $3.50 to $8.00 pair
Small Size Rugs '
$1.08 to $8.00
Brass Curtain Rods, most any sie
r Window Shades
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Below market value we offer
75x90 Sheets at $1.15
81x90 Wear-Well Sheets at $1.48
Turkish Bath Towels at 25c
Extra Quality Huck Towels at 15c
18-inqh toweling at 15c per yard
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