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s' ... ,' sociW AND THE iBATES COUNTY RECORD VOL. XLII. BUTLER. MISSOURI. THURSDAY. JUNE 24. 1920. NUMBER 37 jQj II III 'yi I mKi P CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOR CONVENTION The 35th Annual Meeting of the Third Missouri District Held in This City Friday, Saturday and Sunday One of the most successful conven tions of- the 3rd Missouri district of the Christian Endeavor society ever held was the one in this city Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Friday, the delegates were met at the depot with cars by the reception committee and - taken to the homes where they had been assigned, The largest delega tion coming from Kansas City in spe cial coaches. The atternoon services were attended by about 100 delegates besides large numbers of visitors and from that on to the end of the' con vention every meeting and confer ence was fully attended by young men . and women, all anxious to be doing something for the cause. During the convention there were most excellent addresses by Dr. Abernathy, of Kansas City; Hev. C. G. Partridge, of Excelsior Springs, L. ' K. Lanning, state secretary ot the Christian endeavor societies; Miss Dora Cummings, of St. Louis, State junior superintendent, Rev. Dr. Lowe, of the Alissouri Valley College, whose address on "Paul"' was one of the bestheard in this city for a long time, besides talks and addresses by the pastors of the local churches. The work of the orchestra was a great help to the work of the meeting and the songs of the quartette coin posed of Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Mooney, Mrs. Fred Williams and Mr. Fox and the duets by Mr. WeMott and Mrs, J&d were wuc plauned that not a hitch'occurred dur ing the three days. The visitors were promptly taken to the homes to which they had been assigned and at the close of the Sunday night meeting taken to the depot where they took the trains for their homes, every one of them with a good opinion of the hospitality of Butler people. The convention committee officers were Mrs. Fred Williams, chairman; Miss Alice Seese, assistant; Miss Etlrcl Glenn, secretary, and Miss Birdie Silvers in charge of the entertainment committee. At the election of officers the fol lowing were elected for the ensuing year: Altord Dorvitt, president; Mrs. Fred Williams, county and alumni chairman. The Butler societies wish to ex tend their thanks for the many helps that the people of Butler of alt de nominations, freely gave. Those who opened their homes for the entertain ment of the delegates, those who do nated the use of their auomobiles, and the merchants who decorated their stores and places of business. SPENCER WANTED IN, TOO Also Asked for Some of Lowden Money, Babler and Morse Say. St. Louis, .Mo. Jacob L. Babler, national committeeman for Missouri, and K. L. Morse of Excelsior Springs, Mo., who jointly handled $38,000 01 the l.owden campaign fund in Mis souri, are authority for the statement that upon the suggestion of Senator Selden J'. Spencer they had arrang'eed to '"get him some" of the Lowden funds for his campaign when the sen ate committee's investigation inter vened and stopped the negotiations with L. L. Ktnmerson, Lowden's campaign manager. Morse and Balder declare Spencer told them he would like to have the inrnrey for his campaign and asked them if they thought the could ar range it. They told him, both said, that they thought the matter cotild be arranged. .Subsequently, they say, Louis P. Aloe, a member of the Spencer finance committee, took the proposition up with them to furnish money to Spencers campaign' com mittce. The sum .Morse and Babler mentioned as the amount they were to get for that purpose front kmmer- son was $.2,000. A one ot tlie Lowden campaign funds were received by them, accord who were so fortunate as them, Saturday afternoon the dele gates were treated to a box lunch at Christy's lake and that night a ban quet was given at the Inn to the re tiring and incoming district officers. The dining room of the Inn as well as the table was artistically decorated in the colors of the society and many compliments were heard onJhework -of -Mrs Smitlr in the preparation and -service at the banquet. The closing meeting was addressed by Rev. C. G. Partridge, of Excel sior Springs and in response -to his appeal for life service recruits 30 re sponded. The societies of the Presbyterian and Christian churches were the hosts and so well was the work Busy Times With The Odd Fellows. On Monday night, June the 21st, representatives from all of the lodges in the county met with the local Inrlffo and it was HerirlpH tr l-iM o county Odd Fellows Picnic in Butler '" lo -Morse and babler, for use in on July 26th. The bovs' band, bovs' j Sl.cncer s campaign. They attributed quartette and girls' quartette from I t,lis to the organization of the sen the home at Liberty, accompanied by ate S,n,,,,,ttcu for tllc investigation of tne urand Utticers and Past Grand icsiuciiu.w cxpcuuiuircs, 01 which Pritchard of Webb City. Mo., will be senator spencer was appointeu nart ot the attractions at this ntmir I inemucr. which will he : basket ilimi, r nnd 1 clmtA. ni,,ci ftnerimr An I.. .r betl ill Stl to hear wiauu insiruciui voioiiei narry n. Lonms, ot i.amar was present Mon day evening and the local lodge con ferred the First Degree on a candi date for the Rich Hill lodge. Bates Lodge No. 180 has the best degree staff in southwest Missouri and their work is always pleasing. Forecasts $2o.Price Jot-Cattle. Chicago, June 16. Higher meat prices in the near future were orc- dicted Wednesday by Everett C. Brown, president of " the Xatiou.t! Livestock exchange, at the annual meeting of that organization. '1 pre dict that top cattle will sell at $-J0 a hundred by November 1," he said. "Mutton, however, may : drop in price.". ,Aloe vigorously denied that he had i any arrange nieiit to get money from Lowden s campaign manager for Spencers capaign, but he admitted that Babler is a member of Spencer's finance committee and had contributed $100 and collected !200 to aid in the move ment for Senator Spencer's rehomi nation. The fact that Babler was a member of Spencer's finance commit tee lvaii!Jllierto-iecoai)wblie, . "That 1 ever discussed with Morse and Babler the getting of $2,000 of Lowden afunds for Spencer's cam paign is "absolutely false," said Aloe. "Mr. Babler, however, did contribute $100 to Senator Spencer's campaign fund, and agreed to raise $joo more," Aloe said, "lie attended a meeting of about a dozen men at which each pledged himself to raise $300 for Spencer's campaign expenditures." .Indue Henry S. Caulfield, Spen cer s city campaign manager, saiil Babler had paid in $300 to Spencer's campaign fund, lie said some of the other members of the finance com mittee for Spencer are Julius C. Birge. A. X. Edwards, C. II. Duen kert ami l.afe Sturdevant. "That's just . a plain lie," said Caul field, when advised of the statement made by Babler and Morse. "They arc just sore because Senator Spencer as a member of the senatorial com mittee probed the expenditures of l owden and caused his defeat at Chi cago." Aloe and Caulfield's admission that Babler is a member of the Spencer finance committee and had 'contribut ed or collected $300 for Spencer's campaign definitely links tin Spencer wun .Morse. Mauler and the leaders who handled the Lowden funds in Missouri. According to "Lie" Morse, the campaign waged in Missouri with the $3X,ooo of Lowden's fund had lor its purpose the following definite politi cal program: 1. The election of Lowden dele- Kates. - The re-election of Babler national committeeman. .1 I lie n nomination of Senator Spencer. '" The campaign. Morse said, was waged throughout .Missouri with the three-told purpose in view. Morse' said Spencer was made the beneficiary ot the movement for liabler and Low den. Spencer was indorsed in seven or eight congressional conventions, of the state, and in the third Missouri district,- in which M-rn-sirTs''' political cliieltam. Spencer was approved for re-election. "Habler engineered the indorse ment tor Spencer in the third dis trict, added Morse. HOW MISSOURIANS ENJOY aaLVlia UN 1HK WAY TO FRISCO Hellman Describes Scenes on Special oomewnere in Kansas. . I!y Sam spondence ocrat. ilellmau, special cone 111 St. Louis Globe-Dcm- tor I he delegates to the congressional conventions in which the district del egates to the national convention were selected were carefully hand .....1....1 1 . . .1. . 1 , . . . " LiHvimmff forces .inn ail, or nearly all 01 them, were lavorable to Spencer, Morse said. Sam'I Levy Mercantile Co. Dependable Merchandise at Bomarlfahlo (airinnrc J IBUIIIUI UUUIU uiiwiiigii 111 . - -a W. T. Ragland for Supreme Judge. 1 From Paris Mercury.) The announcement c,f linlire Wil liam '1'. Ragland for the Democratic nomination for Division One of tip: itpictnc Court to nil nut the unex pired term of Judge Bond, is wel- imcd by the lawyers and neivih generally of this sect-ion of the state. J hey became aeuii.iinieil with legal ability, sterling character and tine qualities as a man and citizen during his nine years service oil the bench of this circuit, and will be glad tc support him for the high honor jvhieh attaches to membership on the Supreme Bench. Judge Ragland was born on a tarm in Marion County, Missouri, in i860, attended the common schools, and while a mere youth took a course in. the Kirksville- Xonnal ' School to prepare for teaching, lie taught' for a-lutmber of years in Monroe, Rails and Mercier counties, and then at tended the Washington University Law School in St. Louis. , Locating at Monroe City, he rap idly built up a practice, was for a number of years city attorney, a:id was then elected to thp ,fii... ,-, irosecutmg Attorney of Monroe i.,A,,t ! 1- . . v""i.v, ueie 11c served two years earning a reputation On board Missouri Convention Special some where in Kansas, June --This is supposed to be a special train loaded down with specially trained Democratic politicians, but you would never know it. Over in a corner sits Mike Aren des with a grandchild on each knee and another opposite him explaining the interior construction of a doll. Across the way is Lawler Daley try ing to get a cinder out of his daugh ter s eye. Joe Davis- is tclliim his Wife about Yellowstone Park and the wonders she will see if the native sons over look enough of his bank roll to per mit the expedition. In the drawing room David R. Francis- is telling some funny stories about Russia ami Gov. Gardner is waiting impatiently to launch a cargo of his own. Judge Graves is handing down some weighty decisions about the Kansas wheat crop and the service in the diner, and Mike Kinney, a no vitiate in the law profession is listen ing with rapt attention of one wildly interested in bucolic and gustory af fairs. .Mike always was a good lis tener. The women delegates are 'having an interesting discussion about the latcsi dev elnpmc rrrTiT t a t w or k " an d Tien stitching and whether or not a -year-old child ought to be allowed to eat meat ih the evening. -nd that is the way they act on a political special. Xo doubt the gen- a bath. When Missouri Democrats come to a convention they come clean. The next day a three-hour halt will be made in'Salt Lake for an organ re cital in the Tabernacle. There doesn't seem to be any wild demand on the part of the men for the recital, but the women folks are running this train, let there be no mistake about it. About half of the delegates have their wives with them and in many cases their children. with distinction, An Opportunity to Economize Come and see for yourself what a chance there is to save just a little here and there but it means so much in the end IT WILL PAY YOU TO INVESTIGATE Novelty Silk Skirls of Dew-Kist. Kuril si Kumsa. 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In 1010 he was elected to tliP cuit bench of the Tenth Judicial Cir- e.iu tnen composed of the counties of .Marion, Monroe, Pike and Ralls, "u na renominated and reeelected in the circuit as now constituted witnont opposition, in 1916. His record on the circuit bench is without, a blemish. He was upright and fearless, but considerate of law. yers and litigants and of all who came into his court. Annlyinu prac tical methods, he secured the 'roni)t transaction f tli I,,,:......, - - - I..10IIIV31 of Ins court, thereby savinn llu- county as well as litigants, m a iiv ic. u', 9 tr,al jlI,,Kc 1,e was abe and scholarly, quick to grasp a point and as quick to decide it, but the equities of the case always-appealed to him strongly, and he brushed aside mere technicalities in the inti-roo nf r;..i, I . . . I5"l -in cven-nanaca justice. These qualities gained for him the good will, as well as the respect and ad miration, ot all. in April, 1919, he, was elected by the Shpreme Court of Missouri as a commissioner ot that court, and now servino- as snrh The many opinions written by him as Commissioner 'are IninVnl on well considered, are characterized by .yiijr ana clearness ot expression, and reveal a broad and comprehen sive knowledge of the law. His satis factory work as Commissioner is the uc evidence of his qualifications and fitness for mcmRrship on the unin. He is in the nrim nt lif l,...:... l . r- ...v. i.a v a..r V .and mentally, and' thoroughly equipped to meet the responsibilities ucvumng upon a member of the Su preme Court, and will from viewpoint be a desirable candidate and add strength to the Democratic ticket , era! impression has been that the d;iy i inane up ot Heated 'arguments, swapping ol votes, poker playing and 1'ioaia inoi'Kiry ol Air. Volstead, hut. lli-Jar-as-we have-gcnio, a delegation 1 tne ladies auxiliary ot the Kn- worth League would be an aggrega tion ot rogues (compared to the mild mannered citizenry of this craft. However, there is some little talk ibout politics, platlorm and presiden , ... . . - .1 . . 11,11 . 'njMiJllllli:?,. .olll' II I' ,1,' p- ,'ates seem wedded to any particular .andidalc, although I'alnier. Cox ami .Vli'Adoo are the most often men tiont'd. 1 his crowd relusos to take seriously the protestations of the last named that he is not in the race de spite the fact that Jouett Shouse lias assured it in person that Mc.d oum not take tlie nomination il it u ere otlerid to him i'aluier'.s strength seems to be of tlie character that will evaporate af ter tlie tirst tew ballots. Judge 'iraves, for example, plans to be for him at the start, but will probably sniit to Cox in ease the Ohioan shows something.' The women and the oul-ol-town delegates arc manifesting considerable friendliness for rainier 'il McAdoo,. while the Jackson County and St. Louis delegates are almost annit for Cox. The (iovernor's supporters seem to have the best line of argument and they may win over most of the dele gations before the train gits to San I'lancisco. They point out that Cox is popular in Ohio and can easily beat Harding, who is not well likell in his home slate, and that he is cer- taill IP tfet the ll-.n:.l Sonlll.Ttl ymn and that his liberal views will swiuir Butler Team Wins First Game of the Season. The iijjo baseball season was started with, a win for the home team Sunday when they were on the long end of a score of 10 to 5 in-lhe-gaine with , Greenwood. By the time "Shorty" Long called "Play Ball" about all of the space in the park was filled with fans, all pulling for the home learn. Orear pitched one ol his good games and the boys from i.ircenwood were able to do but little with his offerings while with their errors and the hits the home boys were getting off their pitcher he was never in danger. As this was the first game of the season for the home team it was natural that many errors and mis plays were made, but the team is a good one and as soon as they round to true forin w' put -up some high class ball playing. l.uscoiuh, last year's catcher, has been employed for this season, but was unable to play Sunday on account of an in jured hand, but will be in the line-up "CM .iimuay when the last I1 1. .Scott There are nersistenv mmnri in Holland that the former German emperor has been assaulted by a Belgian, who showing a forged pass fined admittance to Doom castle. It is asserted that the ex-era oeror was wounded in the jaw and that the Belgian was arrested. .New ork. New Jersey, several of the Xew I'.ngland states, California and Indiana. The fact thai he has not beentied up to the Wilson adminis tration is also regarded as a favor able factor by his supporters. The more astute of the politicians abroad are inclined to thi? belief that there will be a long deadlock in the convention, anil 111 mat event tliey look tor the nomination ot Marshall The Vice President, it is declared, is just tne type ol man who is called up on 111 case of a snarl. He is popular, has made no enemies and many friends in the" past seven years, and comes from Indiana, a strategic state. Cox or Marshall say the wise ones. Ucspite the fact that the- Indianian is liberal in his views, it is believed that Bryan would not oppose him in case of a long, drawnotit battle. Ambassador rrancis 111 a quiet way is trying to boost the stock of John YV. Davis, but the trouble with the West Virginian lies in the fact that lie is little known out in the country. Some of the delegates confuse him with Henry "Gasoway" Davis of the same state and others never heard of him except for a statement printed in the tilobe-Democrat that the New ork Times was for him. In case Champ Clark is placed in nomination, and he probably will be, the early Missouri vote will go to him. 1 here is no one here, however, who believes that he has the slightest chance in getting the nomination, There is little talk about Reed and what he is likely to do on the con vention floor. The general impression seems to be that the action of the Missouri State Convention will be upheld by the Credentials Committee in San Fran cisco. As a matter of fact, the crowd on the special is far more interested in the trip that they are in the party gathering. National Committeeman Goltra, as sisted by Joe Davis, is in charge of the train, and everything has been arranged in excellent style. There are six Pullmans, two diners and an observation car Tomorrow morning at 7 a ston will be made at Glenwood Springs for an noor to permit the, delegates to take TVaiii will he the attraction. In the absence oi Luscomli,. Loyd, of Fos ter, pcrformed'm an acceptable man ner -behind the bat. Jininiie and Walter Williams, who have been at tending the Stale University, Walter being a member of the 'Varsity team, are home lor the summer and both played their usual fast 'game both i.l the field and on the bases. C!iri Stark got the tirst home run of the season when he poled one of the Greenwood pitcher's best to deep left field. Kred Hupp started the game at first, but Jininiie Williams took his place and finished the game when Fred hurt his hand trying to get a wild throw," Come out and sec them beat Ft. Scott next Sunday. Death and Ruin in Wake of Quake in South California. Los Angeles, June jj. Seven build ings at inglewood. a Los Angeles suburb, are in ruins with damage run ning into many thousands of dollars, one woman is dead from fright and several persons injured as the result of last night's earthquake which shocked Southern California, accord ing to a simey of the situation made today. 'The woman who died from heart failure was Mrs. Klla Sippy, ho, of Venice, Cal. She started to run when the tremor rocked the earth under her" at 11:5s last night and ..dropped dead . ii"in exertion ami shock. Minor damage was done in Los Angeles, mostly to chimneys and plate glass windows which crashed under the quake. The damage in Inglewood was to business buildings chiefly, including the- big Ldison Llcctrie. plant. Tlie buildings col apseil 111 marly every instance under he roil of the earth." The duration of tl e shock was from 1 lew seconds ,n some parts of the trembler zone ranging to almost a minute iu the center, which was In glewood. .No damage of conse quence. wasreported from any other section and the quake was not felt as lar north as .Santa Barbara, 100 miles awav. ohn Stangel a Candidate for Sheriff. John Stangel. of ( isaire townshin. Iias made his formal announcement as candidate for the Democratic nomina tion for Sheriff. ( Mr. Stangel has been a resident of Bates county since the early nineties and is well known to the voters. He grew to young manhood on a lann and when lie located in Bates county he settlcd on a farm and en gaged in farming for several years. He later removed to Rich Hill, where he engaged in mining and for a time worked at the smelters, where he was superintendent at the time thev closed down. Mr. Stangel served as constable lor Osage townshin for threp terma and was on the Rich Hill police force lor one year. He was deputy sheriff under Sheriff Bullock and served ... deputy under J. W. Baker, the pres ent incumbent. He has at all times filled the offices he has held, fearless ly and efficiently. In ioio, he made the race for the Democratic nomination for Recorder of Deeds, but while in the large field of candidates, was defeated, he loyal ly supported the ticket and made a strong fight for his successful oppon ent at the election. Mr. Stangel has always been a straight, loyal Democrat since attain ing his majority. . . . Water Well Toms to Oil. . Hume. Mo.. Tune - 17. A well. dltST on the farm nf I ft Hnl. land, a mile northeast of here, about year ago, suaaenly begin producing 011, several aays ago. The weir had been dug to supply water' for stock, and when a farmhand went to the pump last week he was surpriseed by a stream of crude oiL The well H situated on a rim-acre tract of land, and others wells in the vicinity show traces of oO. It is ate feet deep and has not been shot. . 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