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, . . t . 'jp r . : AND THE BATRQgOpUNTY RECORD .. ..... . . .-TWT 1 VOL. XUV BUTLER. MISSQUHJ, THURSDAY. APRIL 27. 1822. NUMBER SO - ; , , t A BIG FjfRE Monday Morning's Blast : Cawed . : $3,oooDamagt to Bujldingt and Stocks of Ooods. The most disastrous fire that has ."visited this city, in several years oc curred Monday morning about 2:00 'o'clock. It is supposed that the blaze was started when a coffee urn in the Alsbach restaurant in ; the ' Stewart ' building, on the' west side of ' the .square exploded. Mr. Oldaker, who ' has rooms upstairs in the Groutsch bdilt-ing adjoining on the' south, says that he was awakened by some sort of an explosion and that before he could dress the fire had gained such headway that it was impossible for him to get out by the front stairs and he was taken down on a ladder from one of the back windows. Marshal Braden says that he made the rounds of the square at 1:30 and the He was nj fire there then and a few minutes later Jie saw. the entire inside of the res;urant was on fire. He turned in the alarm and the fire 'department made a quick, response., but something went ' wcont . with the motor on the fire truck and it-" was several min utes before proper water pressure cculd be had. From the Stewart building the fire spread north to the Simpson building, which was occu pied by the Stewart meat market. This building . was damaged about $3,000 and the stock of the Stewart meat market' was badly damaged. From theJ5impson building the fire spread to the upper part of the build ing cn the north, the lower part of which is occupied by the W-. H. Hupp -& Son paint shop which sustained a water damage of about f3,5oo. The Groutsth building on the south of the Stewart building and occupied by TliraI & Simpson as a meat market and grocery store sustained a damage of about $2,500. Simpson & Thrall's damage will be about $2,500. Over the Hupp paint shop Dr. Todd, chiropractor, had an 1 of fice and living room. The ' office fr.niitur and household goods .were entirely destroyed. Over the Alsbach restaurant was the tailoring and clean ing establishment of H. H. Guyant. Mr. Guyant lost all of his equipment as well as several suits of clothes1 be longing to his customers. The But ler band and the Oldaker shoe shop were located over the Simpson ' & Thrall store. The band loss on muic and uniforms will be about $800 to $1,000. " Mr. Oldaker has a sleeping room adjoining his shoe shop and he lost part of his personal effects. For a 'time it was1 thought that the fi-e would reach the People's bank building, north. of the Hupp store, and some of the bank equipment was moved, but fortunately the fire was stopped before reaching there. Fortunately there was very little wind and a heavy rain was falling, otherwise it is probable that the entire west side of the square woufd have been burned. x'arties who had their cars in the Jlocl-hold . Motor company's garage just across the narrow alley to the west made a grand rush to get them out and it was busy times for a few minutes as it looked' as though the fire would surely cross the alley. The noise made by the heavy rain blanketed the sound made by the fire alarm and many did not -know of the fire until the next morning. The exact loss cannot be deter mined until the work of the fire in surance adjusters is completed, which wdir-eq u ire tw o or tlir ee da ys.Iu- . CAUSE SUICIDB William Stultz, Prominent Citizen ol Mound Township. Kills Self by surance was carried by all of those who had losses except Mr. Oldaker, but in some cases the amount will not cover the loss. Loyal Sons. Th Loval Sons Bible class held a fi.Me meeting last Sunday at the court, house. Special music by the orchestra a- d a few vocal selections will be part of the program next Sunday. Everybody invited. William Stultz, who until a short time ago conducted a blacksmith shop at Passaic, committed suicide at h.s home in Mound township Thurs t'ay morning of last-, week. About J o'clock he placed the muzzle of a .22 calibre rifle to his left temple and pulled the trigger. . A physician was summoned from Adrian, but there was nothing that could be done as Mr. Stultz was in a dying condition and lived but a short time after the arrival of the doctor. The cause of the rash act is thought tc have been worry over financial dif ficulties .and the poor health of Mr. Stultz since he suffered an attack of influenza about a month ago . and from which he was slow to recover. About two weeks ago his blacksmith sl.op at Passaic was entirely de stroyed by fire and he was unable to procure the money with which to re build and this seemed to constantly picv on his mind. This, together with his weakened physical condition stemed to be more than he could stand. Mr. Stultz was born 45 years ago on the farm in .Mound township w'ure he died and practically his en- lire life was spent there. He is sur? v'ved by a wife and five children, besides hrsfather and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Stultz, who have the sympathy of the entire community in th". h' bereavement. -Funeral services were held at Pas saic Friday afternoon. STIR NEW TURMOIL Soviet Delegates Ask Complete Wip j ing Out of War Debts. uenoa, April 24. Another new twist in the Russian . tangle again causes inquietude in conference cir- cf cle. Apparently the Russian dele gates have developed a new set of proposals. It is understood that at the meeting of the experts on the Rus sian question this afternoon the soviet delegates argued for the complete wip ing out of the war debts and also, re linquishment of all arrears in interest on pre-war debts. . Simultaneously they asked for reas surances that the powers would grant loans sufficient, to enable Russia to reorganize her national life. As the soviet had previously given the allies to understand that a scaling down of the war debts would be ac cepted, the demand of the delegates for a protocal cancelling these debts caused great surprise to the represen tatives of the powers, who reported to the chiefs of their respective (Nega tions that the trennd of today's meet ing with the boistieviki indicated the possibility of insurmountable difficul ties in coming to some arangemcnt with the soviet. The RustSan request for extensive loans caused dissatisfaction because it s recognized. tha"t it would be ex tremely di'ficult to guarantee credits to Russia without some reasonable as surance that they should be handled by a truly responsible Russian gov- The experts adjourned sine die be cause of what they termed the exces sive Russian demands, which pro posed also that the powers accept non-restitution of the private proper ty of foreigners. '.' he Russian delegate declare that the terms they are willing to grant were conditional, first, on the recogni tion of their government, and second, receipt of a loan from foreign coun tries. In addition to cancellation of rrrears in interest on the pre-war debts the Russians demand a morator ium of thirty years on the pre-war debts themselves. The breaking up of the experts' meeting has caused depression in con ference circles. Pie or Box Suppter. There will be a pie or box supper at Enterprise school housi', 5 miles west ar.d 2 miles south of Butler on Friday, pril 28th. Teacher,. Grace Berry. eminent. The allied chiefs tonight frankly ex pressed their opinion that an arrange ment with the soviet wii'l be extreme ly difficult unless the Russian dele gates show a reasonable attitude. Sir Laming Worthington-Evans, the chairman of the commission, said he could not discuss the matter further if the Soviets adopted such an impos sible altitude, and therefore must re fer the situation to the respective gov ernments of the allies. Reds and Japan Near War. Moscow, April 23. The recent dec laration of Leon Trotsky, soviet war minister, that the red army should be kept in shape for the possible neces sity of Stemming a Japanese invasion of Siberia, took 011 new significance when the foreign office disclosed its version of the reasons behind the breaking up of the Darien peace con ference called to effect an agreement between the Far Eastern Republic and Japan over the military control of Eastern Siberia. The conference broke up, the for eign office said, when delegates' of the Far Eastern Republic rejected the ul timatum of the Japanese giving them thirty minutes in which to sign a pro tocol sanctioning continued occupation- of-Sibcria-by- Japanese troops. A demand was made by the Far Eastern delegates that 'the Japanese evacuate Siberia and permit the na tive government to have' full control of its territory. This was refused by the Japanese. Campbell-Badger. Eddie Campbell, son of Mr. and! Mrs. J. R. Campbell, of this city, and Miss Esther Badger, of Kansas City, were united in marriage at St. Joseph April 3, according to announcements received by Butler relatives last week. The groom, who is a most estimable young man, is well known here, where he was reared to young manhood. He attended the Butler high school until the breaking out of the world war, when he enlisted in the navy and saw considerable active service, mucfi of it being on guard duty with the transports across the submarine boat infested Atlantic. The bride has made several visits to this city and by her many charming; graces made many friends. They will make their home in Kan sas City, where the groom has an ex cellent position. Harding "Appointments Under Fire in Senate. Washington, April 24. President Harding was asked Monday by the senate to explain his use of executive orders in appointing government em ployees without civil service examina tions.' A resolution sponsored by Senator Harrison, Democrat of Mississippi, embodying the request, was passed without a record vote. It was also requested the president to name all employees so employed and to cite a reason for the abaudon nieiu of the civil service rules. Vernon L. Johnson, Jr., returned Sunday from Columbia, where he had finished his junior year at the college of engineering of the University of Missouri. Mandate Sends Howat ' to Onc Year. Jail for Topcka, April 24. The supreme eyurt Monday issued a mandate for sending Alexander Howat. to jail to sirve one year under the conviction recently sustained by Stales supreme court. ' the United. The Times phone number Get the habit of calling up. is 37- f LEVY'S . BUTLER. MO. Where to Buy Staple Dry Goods We know positively that we have the Lowest Prices on staple Dry Goods. Glance over these items. They will tell you why hundreds of people are convinced of this fact. Prices Talk But Our Prices Holler Out Loud. "Fairy" 36-inch Percale, good Silk Pongee ,Waitg and Black and colored sateen patterns, and quality light Overblouses all sizes Petticoats good qualty $1.48 and dark. 18c per yard. $4.60 value, at 12.98 Pongee Waists.short and long White Cotton Huck Toweling all colors $4.98 tU' Wool Dress. Skirts, .Fancy ?HL goods,zeatl8e Plaids and StripeM7.50 and BleachedTurkishTowelsgood 36 inch Curtain Marquisette $8.50 values $4.98 size, 35c values at 25c. ecru and white B : . . T. tt. 1 evru buu WU,M 35 fab Curtain Marquisette, Children's Rompers, ofging- atwc and Swiss White and Ecru 25c ham.ndRompeIoth, size2 Udi W.sh Waists white Ladies Summer Unionsuit, o years wc wltn gingham collar and cuffs tight and loose knee, all sizes Sea Island Unbleached Mus- all sizes choice $1.25 48c Un,exeeUentqiJr, 40 inch Table clothl 72,73 Ladies and Misses Middies. . nMja.. v Bieacned Damask, Pattern white' 11180 bIue and red trim' Permanent Finish Organdie, Cloths $1 45 me a" sizes 44 inch, all colors : $1-35 at 85c vd Turkish Towels extra large Z7 . 81 8503,(1 size 75f values PhRW kw?s"'llBrown' Shirting Chevoits, 28 inch, . 48c Black and White aU sizes t good quality, plain and stripe -. : $1.10 patterns . - Mercerized Curtoin Marquis- UmM Unde Gowns, ,15c yd ette ecru and white, 48 inches Skirtgf combination Suits. wfinghom r., mi., wide 45c good quality Ecru and Ivory, .42 inch wide Crepe de Chine, 40 inches 980 75c - .- wide, most all colors Children's Strap Pumps and n..ni,gK. w. p..,m. 11-66 values $1.25 Oxfords, black and brown, wneSfa, 32 inches wide R&Q Corsets white and flesh. W 8Be 3Sc value, 27je broke sizes, values up to . , $3 00 Malhsnon's Kliax Satin and $8.00 1.95 . Dew Kist, 40 inches wide, children. Hose, fine ribbed and Oxfords, low and Cuban Nary Black and Brown hose, black, brown and whit heel $5.00 value at $2.78 . all sizes 35c - 43.00 to $8.60 Jersey Silk Petticoats, in AaotkMg Brass Osngham " Fancy Oeorgette, 40 inches Black, Brown, Green, and a nrbfm assorted plants wide, good quality and colors A " , - W ' stripes aad checks 2Sc yard' ' $2.00 values at 88c . $3.60 value at $128 ; i-du. anH uiJ. 0. Colon Orgaotiev i in. "? Jo pur. silkwd fiber I . fSf New Shades, 40 inches wide loe blsck, toown and navy brown and black 7Sc value at 43c yd Wcpsir $2.60palr OUR AFTER EASTER SALE OF Ladies' Ready-to-Wear Garments Includes every Tweed Suit, Every Tricotine Suit, every Poiret Twill Suit, Misses Suits, Womens Suits, Stout Suits, no matter if it is tailor made, a Misses Box Suit, a Beaded or Embroidered Suit you want, you will find in this sale in one of these big groups Sizes 14 to 44 Sizes 46 to 46 $12.50 919.73 937.59 WRAPS AND COATS Fringed Wraps, Velour Wraps, Bolivia Coats, Polo Coats. Herring bones, Tricotine Wraps, Embroidered Coats, Sport Coats, Tweed Coats. Colors are Reindeer and Tan' Shades, Fawn, Navy and Black. - Misses sizes 14 to 20 Ladies sizes 16 to 44 at most unusual savings 910.90, - 915.00, 920.00 DRESSES In the very newest styles and of the most popular materials. Included are Canton Crepe, Crepe de Chine Taffeta, Knit Silk, a variety great enough to meet most every requirement sizes 14 to 46 912.00, 917.50, 923.50 GOOD CLOTHES , AT BUTLER'S GREATEST STORE FOR MEN Style sells them, the style stays, they stay sold, they'll hold their shape as long as you hold yours 920, 925, 930 A great range at these prices, an uncommoa collection of smart styles, an unequal ed dem onstration of value, all models, from sport to conservative, all desirable fabrics, Silk Liaed Suits, Alpaca Lined Suits, Two Trouser Suits, anything you want in style, value and variety in thi rang, at $20, $25 and $30. A Gritt Sale of Men's Drsit Shirts Now in Progress $1.00 asi $1.50 ' Men's Blue Denim Overalls, good weight all sizes . $1.00 . Men's Heavy Leather Work Shoes, goo make, unusual value ......$1.00 pa Sapuel' Levy Mercantfile Company -II Iff' fex: 41 t i it 41 1 (6 5 ,Vi5 AM V ,5'