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ii 1 5 V .!'.; .1 Store Closes j -.30 Saturday Night ECGGKV .oscaa Two Dozen of the Well Known ALL Woe! BRADLEY SWEATERS $8.co, $9.00 and $10.00 Grades On Sale $4-98 Extra Wide $250 French Serge, Navy Blue, for $1.98. All Fancy Silks, Brocades, Stripes, etc., and Plain Baronette Satin for 7 HALF PRICE $5.00 Qualities for .$a 50 $3-50 Qualities for $1.75 $2.03 Georgette Silks 98c fa.50 Velvets for $1 25 S1.50 Velvets for 75c All Lad:es High Shoes, $5.00 to $10.00 Grades 20 per cent off; $3.00 to $4 .50 grades, 10 per cent off. Reductions Grow Greater in Our JANUARY CLEARANCE SALES . We hare held big sales before many of them but it is long since there have been the drastic re ductions on merchandise such as you will find now. Materials at almost ridiculously low prices garments and accessories at prices the like ofwhich you have not expected, even when anticipating the most. This is more than "house cleaning" it is a great store-wide effort to "clear stocks by price concessions. One dozen Ladies and Misses Silk Dresses Two dozen Ladies and Misses All Wool Dresses $25.00, $30.00, $35.00 qualities on Sale $15 $25.00, $30.00, $35.00 Qualities, on Sale $15 These are stylish, dependable Dresses and are offered at not much more than the cost of making Know Your Store M m if ! ' i w ' 1 11 W AU Plush Coats HALF PRICE. $35.00 Coats for .....$17.50 $48.00 Coats for ....$24.00 All Salts Pure Silk Plush. Special lot Ladies $10.00 Skirts foi 14.95. Georgette Waists HALF PRICE Good selection of $6.53 to Sxaoo Georgette Waists and Blouses for just hal or $3.25 to $5.00. Discontinued numbers in Redfern Corsets HALF PRICE. . Special lot Brocade Brassiers 48c. Outing Gowns reduced: $1.98 Gowns for ..$M $1.75 Gdwih fcr $1.25 $1.48 Gowns for .980 $125 Gowns for 85c AS an article of correct dress, fine hosiery is-one of the essentials. rVxTtne Jtnife) Hose are made of the finest materials in many styles and colors. An inspec tion of this superior brand will prove its wonderful value Two splendid Ho.se Bargains for this sale .Ladies $,.5o 1'nrc Silk, Wayne Hose Lisle gfirter tops, heels and. toes, brown and black Sale $2.00 ! Boys and Girls 25c Topsy Hose, Double Knees, extra heavy soles and heels Sizes 6 to 10. Sale 15c pair. All Blankets Reduced Visit The. Remnant Counter All Our Splendidly. Styled and Finely Tailored Coats HALF PRICE For Women, Mioses and Children, many ol them are Fur Trimmed and Silk Lined, Some Plain, Some Embroidered etc. The only thing wrong with any of them is the price, which you will adrnit is almost unbelievably but gratefully low. A Splendid Selection of $35.00 Coats for $17.50 OTHER COATS -$59.50 (or .$29 75 $49.00 for....;. .$24.50 $45.00 for ....$22 50 $39.00 for $19.75 $29.50 for $1475 $25.00 for $12?50 $20.00 for .'...$10.00 $15.00 for $ 7.50 All our $65 and $59. 50 Beautiful Tailored Suits for $25.00 All our $35 Stylish and Well Made Suits $15.00 Entire Stock of Beautiful Albrecht Furs 25 per cent discount - " Big lot Standard Percale (64 threads to the inch) fast colors. Navy Blues, Medium Blues, grays' light colors yd. wide 20c yd One Case Standard Blue Ribbon, Ginghams, Fast Colors, Piaids, Checks, Plain. 19cyard One Case Dunwoodie 32-inch. Fast Color, Ginghams. Plaids, Checks, Plain .29c 9-4 Bleached and Unbleached Sheeting ; 45c and 55c Hope or Beacon Bleached Muslin for..... 15c yard Peppered Unbleaehed Fine Muslin for 15c yard Entire Stock of High Grade Beacon Falls" Rubber Boots, Rubber Pacs and Arctics at 20 OFF WalKeiMWcKlbten's The Qrfore The Dainty Quaker Curtain Nets ao per cent off this month. Panel Nets, Lace Edge Nets, Plain Edge Room Rugs at special rock bot tom prices th's mon'.h. Lot Children' Union Suits: $1.35 grade, sizes 8 to ia, for 63c; $1.50 grede, sizes 14. for 75c; for HALF PRICE. Suits, Cases and Grips 25 per cent off Mens $5 Moleskin Vests with Sleeves extra good for $3.60 The Butler Weekly Times ND THE BATES COUNTY RECORD Printed n Ttiur4ay of each wxeh. MOOT. D. AliCEN &41tor aiul Ucr- BnUred at the Tost Office of But ter, M s see.nd-olnss mail mattr. Jl.50 PER YEAR Thursday, January 10, i'.i.'j mwmmm i. i - ' -' 1 A 21-ycar-od shop girl is a candi date for the Republican nomination for governor of Kansas, Kansas is the home of political peculiarities, buj it is likely that a bright shop girl would give the slate a better admin isration than many of her predeces sors. It would be worth a trial, any-ow ' Consistency. In one of its issues last week the Kansas City Star calls attention to the fact that when this year's taxc3 are collected Shelby county will l.c, for the first time in twenty-six years, out of debt and gives credit therc'.or to the added taxes collected under the Hyde full' valuation assessment. Twice during the last month the same paper has furnished Governor Hyde unlimited space for letters in which he made all sorts of arguments and attempted to show by meansof air sorts of calculations that the full value assessment did not . raise the taxes. But then no oner ever accused the Star of being consistent. troop suffered 96 casualties, 'the letter: January 5, 1022, State Tax Commission, Jetferson City, Mo., Gentlemen: 1 am a farmer residing it) Bates county, Missouri, and ant experienc ing tne same hardships and suficrmg. trom the same. depression in tlie value of farm products that all other -Missouri fanners are. 1 am a man of moderate circumstances financially and any extra burden, though small, works great hardships on me. in yg ing my properly lor taxation with the assessor ot my township, 1 gave to him the reasonable value thereof at the June ot making Such return. And returned the following personal property, to-wit: Three horses, valued at $225.00. Five cows, valued at $200.00. Six hogs, valued at $75.00. My household goods and farm ma chinery at a value of $400. winter PUTS IT UP TO THE STATE . TAX COMMISSION yA Bates County Farmer Suggests That by the Practice of Econ omy Taxes Need Not be , Raised. W. H. Clements, a Bates county . farmer, in Riving in his personal property to the tax assessor put what he thought was a fair valuation on it The. State Board of Equaliza tion raised the valuation to an amount which, in the opinion of Mr. : .Clements. was1 excessive and unjust " Me has written the following letter xja which he embodies some valuable mggesions to the State Tax Com ' mission, c Mr. Clements was a soldier in the regular 'army during the Spanish American war and saw active service ia Cuba. - He was with his regiment, the 3rd cavalry, in the fight at San -Jaanhill and during the battle his The State Board of Equalization has seen fit to increase these values respectively as follows: The three horscsl to $248.00; the five Cows , to $306; the six hogs to $90; the house hold goods and farm machinery to $1200. My farm machinery was purchased by me second-hand, my household goods are the ordinary furniture of a farmer in ordinary circumstances, much of it being made by my own hands and the value of $1200 is many times the actual value at the time of assessment and a vastly greater ex cess under present values. This ex ercise of power on the part of the State Board seems to me to be wholly unjustifiable and inexcusable from any viewpoint. 1 would be glad to cash in this property in its entire ty for $800 at this time, yet by your action. 1 am required to pay taxes on $1844. I am not the only taxpeyer caught in this same situation. The only apparent result of this method of procedure is fo place a premium on dishonesty and offers to the own ers of wealth an inducement to hide their taxable property, thereby shift ing the burden of all the expense of the government upon the shoulders of those taxpayers who' are so un fortunate' as to own property that i visible and not easily hidden from the tax gatherer.. I most respectfully ask that this commission and the State Board of -Equalization find some way to render ' equitable relief to .the taxpeyera of this state. I would- suggest that it could be done by practicing some form of economy in the administration ' of govern mental affairs and limiting1 .the ex travagant expenditure of the -money of the taxpayers of this State. Very respectfully, . W. H. Clement. ' - Fair Mount News. We sure are having fine weather. -Johti Schcnker and wife and Oscar Bracher visited at the C. M. Rapp home Xuesday night. Nick Rapp killed hogs Wednesday, C. M. Rapp and Mrs. John Mar- quardt butchered hogs Thursday. Miss Mildred Estle is sick with scarlet fever. John Fischer and wife ' and John Yoss nclped Mr. and Mrs. Durst butcher hogs Friday. Amos Rapp took a load of wood ti hi prnii(1mrthrr in Aonlt'ton C'itv Saturday. C. M. and Frank Rapp and thefr families, Nick Rapp and son, Johnnie, visited Sunday with Mrs. Katharine Rapp at Appleton- City. Her daugh ter, Mrs. James Lash and husband, oj St. Louisa are also visiting with her. Wm. Vogt and wife ;dined Sunday with Fred Vogt, Jr., and family. Rosa Rapp is visiting relatives in Appleton City. Herrell Happenings. We are thinking that spring is al most here from tne way the blue birds and robins are hopping around, but we may be fooled as signs some times fail. The bummit dancing club met Sat urday evening with Mr. and . Mrs. Everett Grant. All ' report a fine time. . xvir. ana Mrs. uan J:.mDree an.i daughter, Alice, Mrs. II. C. Letton and Mrs. T. K. Lisle were Sunday afternoon callers at the Joe Clam home. Mr. and Mrs. John Strange and family spent Sunday in Butler vis iting Mr. and Mrs. Ruggles, About sixty-five neighbors and friends gathered at the home of Jas per Harbrt last Sunday. Each fam ily brought a basket of "eats" and by the time the table was set there wasn't room for anything more. Mr. Harbert and family will leave in a tew nays lor riansaa wjt w ncr Take a. dose of Herbine when you are bilious or constipated, or your stomach is owt of order. It is a mar vel of twoaiptnew in correcting these conditions. Price. 60c Sold by Travis Drag & Mercantile Co. Jan Hilda Rapp visited with Mrs. Zim mersehied Monday afternoon. Nick Rapp sawed wood for him self Monday afternoon and Tuesday for Frank and C. M. Rapp. A Land Case. The case of Claude E. Stone, owrt er of a 06 acre farm one mile north west of Amsterdam against his ten ant, VY. J. Boone, for possession al leging that Boone had failed to per form all the conditions of his lease, was called for hearing in Judge B. F. Jeter's court " Tuesday afternoon. Moore owned the land in February, 1921, and leased it to Boone for-one year, the tenancy ending March 1, 1922. Last August Stone purchased the land from Moore and last fall made a new lease with Boone for another year for grain rent, ending March, 1923. Boone had a bad crop and failed to pay all of his last year's rent and he claimed that when he made the new lease that Stone agreed to extend the time of payment until he could make a new crop." The court after hearing all the evidence, found in favor of the. defendant. W. J. Rooney holding that Stone was not entitled to the possession ana mat hoone could hold the premises un til 1923. ' ' 'Ohio Street M. E. Church. H. A. Mitchell, Pastor. Res. 205 Ohio. Phones: Res. 141; btudy, 463. 9:30 Sunday school, Jesse E. Smith, Supt Orchestra. ii:od Morning Worship. Text: "Blessed are the pure in heart" b6:oo Mission Study Class. Prof. . A. Lee, teacher. 1 6:30 Epworth League, Intermedi ate and Junnior. - - 7:30 Evening Worship: Text: "How Shall I Escape so Great Sal vation?" Orchestra at morning and evening worship. : 'We are always glad to have' every one who does not, attend elsewhere with us. - -You are most welcome. ' . tney will make their home, vve re gret to lose these good neighbors. 1 Mr. and Mrs. Will Englehart spent Sunday at the Card "home. The Summit W. C. T. U. met Tuesday of this week with an all day meeting, at the home of Mrs. Ed Powell. There was a fine spread to which all did ample justice. Mist, Roderick met with them, also the Herrell W. C. T. U. We think it is fine to have the "get together" spirit and help one another. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Sturgeon and little Robert, spent Sunday afternoon at ' the Golliday home. We are.glad to learn that Mr. Her man Scelinger is somewhat better. He has' been quite skk for the past few weeks. Helca and Dorothy Clark spent the week end with home folks . Harold Hertz lost a nice horse one day last week. Don't know what was the matter with it unless it just got tired of carrying the mail and died. - . . DEC. An Urgent Party Appeal. To the Democrats of Missouri: At a meeting of the sub-committee, appointed by C. E. Yancey, Chair man df the Democratic State Com mittee, for the purpose of determin ing what action should be taken on the -Congccssional Redistrictitn? Bill enacted by thf second Special Ses sion of the Fifty-first "Genera! As sembly, it wad unanimously decided that the best interests of our state and the Democratic party demanded that this1 bill be submitted to the ref erendum. One of the campaign pledges f Republican candidates for office ' at the last election, and one on which much stress wasi laid, was ''a fair re districting of the state, upon a popu lation, not a partisan basis." DM?10 ,Conressio"aL Rcdistficting Bill, which we arc herewith submit. ting to the referendum, we consider extremely unfair and partisan in the extreme. ' submitting same td the referendum. Sincerely yours, ; Democratic State Committee Ford Prices Cut in hue with reduced prices in oth er lines, a cut in i'ord nrices wa an. I riotmced the first of the week by the vUtR.ulu iwoior Company, - local agents. The following are the new prices, F. O. B. Detroit: Standard touring $3480 iourmg with starter 41600 Standard Roadster : tiooo 389.00 285.00 Aoausler with starter Chassis : Coupe .. Sedan J. rucK chassis .. - 5&. 045-00 It Agriculture Board Elects Officers. Jefferson dty, Jan. 12. At a meet ing of the state board of agriculture held here today John Case of Wright City was elected president of the board for the ensuing two years ana C J. Harwood of Webster Groves was elected vice-president Col. A. T. .Nelson, who had Tteen president " ot the board for a number of years, was lately appointed at the head of the state marketing bureau and was In eligible for re-election. ..... v . Congressman Atkeson Recommends the Appointment of Postmasters. W. O. Atkeson, - congressman for this district has recommended - the following appointments as . post masters: Frank L. Neitzer, Knob noster: Tames" A. -Pidcock. Lock- wood; Harlan d KIeppingert Rock- The Times' phone number is ' 37. Dtit'-i as manv r,f rh ,..,. democratic Counties 111 as few dis tricts as possible, and insures the election of at least ten Republicans out of the sixteen congressmen from Missouri for the next ten years. Is that fair, is it non-partisan? It has so arranged the three dis tricts comprising the City of St. Loins as to make absolutely impos sible the election of a Democratic Congressman from that city with its 116,000 Democratic votes. If has divided the City of Kansas City into two districts, placing the northern wards in a district with the rural counties f Plattp. rilntrm ... and forms another district out of the southern wards of the city together with rural Jackson County. Is that fair? Are the interests of the farm ing counties of Platte. CHnon ri, and Ray in any way similar to the nidnuiaciuring and business! inter ui uuiiiicrn nansas City? Is it air 10 me people of Flatte, Clinton, Clay and Ray to place them in a dis trict which would alwav h A;. nated and controlled by the city vote. While the redisricting in one or "isianccs, may appear to have been done in a fair, eauitahle aA non-partisan manner, it is the state as a whole that we have got to con sider, and if a careful analysis is made, it will ppear evident to all that this bill is not a "fair redisrict ing of the state, upon a population not a partisan basis," but is a Repub lican gerrymander of the worst sort and if allowed to stand ill perpetu ate a Repubican majority ' in Con gress from Missouri for the next ten years, with Democratic chance in on ly five or six districts. ' . .Bef?.re efim?e'y deciding to refer this bill, the Democratic State Com mittee -made .' careful and detailed study of. same, and has obtained . expression of len iment ; of Demo crats generally throughout the state regarding this action. - The- aenti. meat as expressed by leading Dcmo- "- mwim aucnci in tnt state is almost unanimously in favor of ... .-. 4JU.W "ouge ueaiers have announced a reduction in the prices of that car. Hie amount of the reduction to be announced in February and many other cars can be bought somewhat cheaper than in war timps Harry Lauder -on Booze. One day last week a reporter for a Kansas City newspaper interviewed Marry Lauder, who was playing at one of the local theatres and in the course of the interview asked the' trifty Scot about "a well known brand of Scotch liquor and if the manufac turer was still living and received the following reply: .ru Vh?t,l" cried the Sreat comedian. inat fellow has sunk more ships than any warrior of the seas. He has killed more men than all the wars of history. He has hanged more mea and women.-caused more misery and grief and sorrow, than all the crim "al minds since the world began." Which would leave one to conclude that iir Harry is a teetotler. v South of Town Items. Many of our rieighoors have beea taking advantage of the beautiful weather to butcher. nMr:i "t"? braver, . who accom ran? di.i " body. f mother, Mrs. 2K to llmofs. for burial, re turned home Monday. Mr. Jay Craft who spent a week IS.,ow t0n bus,ness reports condi ofL farme" there worse (if pos sible) than here. " The Farmers Club" met on Friday evening at their utfual hour. The question on consolidated schools brought many intensely interested taxpayers to the meeting. Promoting Better Live Stock. " E, D. FaMr : T T i 2 f rttatiS? ,ast week in the -h'"1.4' ffce Missouri Poland China t?. A?ciaticn. Mr. Frazier ia one Tnl ' a,rActora4 of the -associatio. " Ihwf tention to employ a secretary to devote all of his time to advertising the Mi..- iSLS Poland tVania- . Thi. T11 V- , w rig CtaM. Li .rlh thhir and- w ;w.uce petter hog. for tti Kansas Chin, Hci X;?,': ""J inns BovV Bnri r:-i- . X .. great sw- are nrimn Drexel Star ;.,v .