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Farmers Bank of Bates County.
Among the other prosperous insti tutions of our city there is none we apsak of with mere pleasure and vride than the Farmers Bank of Bates County. This Bank was ee JaUished in 1SSS by able financiers and from the very beginning had the cenfiJance of the public, and is now one of the strongest institution of the kind in this ecction of the etate, and it might truthfully be added, as ably and efficiently man agsd. These gentlemen are wide awake and progressive in their own business and see that all interests of Jfce bank are looked after, even to the smallest detail and are always te ike front in all enterprises that affect the city and county's welfare. D. N. Thompson, a wealthy and prominent farmer and progressive citizen, is president; E. D. Kipp has been the cashier from the first and it ia largely through his untiring and intelligent efforts the Bank has reached and maintains its high place 5a the financial world. He is cour teous and clever in the transactions of busicss, P9 art all the employ ep, and retain the highest regard of the people of the whole county. Geo. TV. Newberry is the very efficient assistant cashier. The bank build irg, located on the mortheast cor ner of the square, is now undergo ing repairs which, when completed will will make it the handsomest, 2Q0st coveniently and comfortably arranged of any banking room in the state. Two large windows, ten feet ia width, are put in on the north side, together with the other win dows and doors, making it the best lighted and ventilated room in the city. Comfortable upholstered window seats are arranged for the convenience of customsrs. The lobby has been greatly enlarged by moving back the fcandscme and Jiig7 finished cherry furniture, much to the convenience of the pub lic, and still leaving e tuple room on the ineide. A handsome waiting and reading room is made in front, raised about 6ix inches absve the lob )by floor The president and cashier ltave their deskB Just to the rear of this room, accessible at all times to the customers and their friends Ihey have one of the most con aiently arranged vaults it is possi ble to imagine, with indexed file3 for all papers; check?,, notes, etc., and safety vaults for private papers of their customers. To the rear of the main room handsomely fitted ap, with a six foot window in the north, light and airy, is the directors mom, convenient and private from intrusion. Still farther back in the handsomely fitted up law office of T. IV. Silvers & Sen, which has been improved with large windows. Back of this ia the telegraph effice which will also be fitted with the double windows. Deacon Bros. & Co., Groceries, Hardware, Farm Implements, Etc. Among the prominent and repre sentative business men eDgaged in the mercantile business in this eec tion special mention must be ac corded Messrs. Deacon Bros. & Co , who are successors to R. R. Deacon, ho established the house in 1S80 since which time they have built up a large first class trade, at the same time sustained a high reputation for iheir enterprise and business sagac sty. It would be impossible as well as impractical to attempt an enumer ation of the various articles pertain ing to this important branch of commerce that may be found at this establishment. The stock is very large, and the specialties in some articles of which they possess many, ar? of such a nature and b?ar such a character of usefulness as to claim universal attention and general pat ronage. The general stock carried embraces every known article in the line of cutlery, tocls, manufacturs' supplies, builders hardware, shelf goods and general supplies in iron goods and tools for all trades, also stoves, range?, c:l and gasoline stoves, making a specialty of the cel ebrated Majestic taalleble iron and Bteel ranges, which are acknowledf- ei as being superior to any range on the market. They also carry all kinds of farm implements, vehicles, iarne33, etc , and conduct a general supply business, and thier line of farm implements are unrivaled by ny similar establishment for utility, durability and general excellence while their grocery department is stocked to overflowing with every thing in the line ef fine family gro ceries, fine teas, coffees, relishes. sauces, table luxuries, canned goods of all kinds, butter, cheese, flour and the yery best of everything the market affords, all of which are sold at prices which challenge successful competition. The fact that they can eupply anything in their line and are known to be independent of al competition has made the house the name, reputation and extensive trade it is now eLjojing. By ad dressing or calling upon Messrs Deacon Bro3. & Co , our readers will be afforded immediate informa tion relative to facilities of tb.9 house, prices and terms for the eup plying of any goods, and callers may further depend upon receiving that attention and consideration in keeping with the character of one of the best establishments of its kind in this section of the state. Personally Messrs. Deacon Bros. &. Co. are among our most enterprising and progressive business men, and who take an interest in ah matters tend ing to promote the progress of trade in this section. J. A. Trimble, Druggist. That a first class pharmacy kept according to modern ideas and con ducted with personal skill and intel ligence is a great boon to any com munity is too palpable to admit of question. In this respect Butler is well provided for in the establish ment of J. A. Trimble. The store, which is one of the finest in the city, is complete in all its appointments and well stocked with an assortment of pure fresh drugs, medicines, chemicals and druggists' sundries of every description, including a judi ciously selected line of proprietary preparations of standard value and merit; while everything about the establishment betokens thorough system and praotical judgment. Physicians prescriptions and family recipes are compounded with skill and accuracy and receive at his hands that attention their import ance demands. The prescription department is under the supervision of experts in pharmacy, and none but those competent are allowed to handle physicians' orders. He baB a large trade and all the available space in the store is tuorouguiy occupied with the stock of a first class drug store, including physi cians' and surgeons' requisites of all kind?; also toilet and fancy articles, sponges, soaps, petfume etc. He also makes a specialty of Hires Root Beer in season, which is the best summer drink coins'. Jfersonaiiy Mr. Trimble is a pleasant, courteous and enterprising gentleman, prompt and accurate in all business transac tion?, and who takes an interest ia all worthy projects pertaining to the advancement of trade in this vicinity. Ray McCulloch, Pianup, Organs and Musical Merchandise. The leading and most popular establishment in its line in this sec tion of the state is that conducted by Ray McCulloch, who is well and most favorably known in busineee and financial circles of the county. His music rooms are tasteful in ar rangement, and a full line of pianos and organs of the most noted manu facturers of the country are carried in stock. Pianos and organs are Bold for cash or on the installment plan on approved credit, and those intending to purchase are cordially invited to call and inspect stock and get prices before purchasing else where. Pianos are taken in exchange on a liberal allowance; and are rent ed, tuned, repaired and accurately adjusted and at reasonable rates. He also carries a full and complete stock ef string and wind instruments in a variety of makes; also a full line of supplies, including strings for all instruments, and all the newest and most popular eheet music of the day. All mail orders for supplies or music are given immediate attention. It is the aim of this house to give every customer full value for money ex pecded and this it is enabled to do by means of direct purchasers. Mr. MeCullcch is a gentleman of unusual business ability, standing high in business, social and musical circles, and enjoys the reepect and esteem of a 1 Williams Bros. .Fine Family Groceries. Hard ware, Farm Implements, Etc. As an establishment of the highest standard, the above named bouse is worthy of special mention. It stands in the front rank among the com mercial enterprises of the city and is in every sense of the word a met ropolitan concern and reflects credit not only upon the proprietors but also upon the general mercantile interest of the city. The stock, which is extensive and well chosen, comprisas everything in the line of staple and fancy groceries, fine teas, coffees, relishes, Eaucee, table luxur ies, canned goods of all kinds, butter, cheese, flour etc., as well as vege tables and fruit in season. Great care is taken in the selection eo as to always have on hand fresh goods and the establishment has the repu tation of being the place to get just what you want and at the right price. They also carry a large assort ment of crockery, queensware, stoves, tin ware and are extensive dealers m farm implements and supplies of all kinds, including binders, mowers, threshing machines, binder twine wind mills, carriages, buggies, etc., all of which are sold at prices that challenge successful competition. An uninterrupted continuance of the vast patronage which has been built up by zealous, enterprising methods, sterling integrity and close applica tion to the interest of trade and needs of customers is deservedly merited. By giving good weight and never misrepresenting gcods to any customer, the house of Williams Bros, bears an enviable reputation in this community and the proprietors are well and most favorably known in social and business circles of the city and county. Geo. W. Dixon, Furniture, Sewing Machines and Wall Paper. Handling nothing but reliable first class goods and strictly upright in his dealings, it i? only in the nature of things that Geo W. Dixon should hava attained the full measure of success that has attended a patron age vouchsafed to few established in this section. The store is well and neatly arranged and an extecsivo etock ia carried constantly on hand, embracing elegant parlor and cham ber suits," in plain and artistic de signs, substantial and handsome dining room and kitchen furniture of every description, exquisite cabinet articles, richly upholstered goods, sofas, lounges, rocking chairs, wall piper and a complete etcck of every thing in the furniture line He also handles the Wheeler & Wilson and Standard sewing machines and does all kinds of picture framing. Bottom price prevail and customers may feel aseured of getting honest value for their money in every article they buy. Mr Dixon is always pleaeed to show customers through the store and an inspection of etock incurs no obligation to purchase. He does cot tolerate misrepresentation; what he sells is sold on its merit and for its rue value. The style and finish of the parlor, dicing room and office urniture displays a degree of culti vated taste and skilled workman ship rarely excelled and are sold at prices wnicu challenge successful competition. Personally Mr. Dixon a among our enterprising and pro gressive business men, and our reader can do no better anywhere than patronize this popular and re- iable house the reputation cf which is too fully established to need any word of commendation in these columns. isk &. Erickson, Fine Family Groceries. There is no more progressive branch of trade than that represent ed by the above named, it bein? among the leadinsr and success ful business houses houses in this line of trade. Special attention is paid to this popular and reliable es tablishment. which ia enjoying a lib eral and permanent patronage owing to the well directed efforts of capital, enterprise and energy coupled with capable management, occupying well appointed quarters.centrally located, it is in every sense a permanent source of credit to the mercantile interests of Butler. The stock, which i3 extensive and we'd chosen, embraces staple and fancy groceries fine teas and coffees, canned goods of all kinds, relishes, saaces, table luxuries of the very choicest kinds, also foreign and domestic fruits and fresh vegetables in season: as well as everything in the line of fresh and salt meats, making a specialty of prime beef, veal, ham, sausage pork, mutton, and smoked meats of all kinds. The wants and wishes of customers is a first consideration in all cases with Messrs. Fisk & Erick eon, who are among our most enter prising and progressive business men and who take an interest in all matters tending to promote the pro gresa of trade in this vicinity. The strong points of this housa are that here you fiud the lowest prices the largest 6tcck and assortment the most complete. The greatest care and diligence is exercised in the selection of stock which is invariably the best the mar ket affords, and purchased for cash from the best sources of supply. We take pleasure in inviting the attention of our readers to this en terprising family grocery house, with the assurance that they will find it an agreeable place with whioh to es tablish profitable trade relations. Mtesea Kyann, Millinery Parloi . To achieve success in any branch of business it is necessary to have a natural aptitude and taste for its operations and in no line of business is this more true than in the millin ery art. Thus it is, with confideric?, that we place before the notice of cur readers, the millinery establish ment conducted by Misses Eyane. who, for years have been a recogniz ed authority in all things relating to the business. Misses Evans carry a well selected assortment of millinery material of every description, such as bonnets, hats and toques in all the latest shapes, also ribbons, vel vets, silks, satins, English crepe.laee, feathers, plumes etc. This estab lishment has, since its inception, been considered the most reliable of the kind in this vicinity in view of good taste, skillful arrangements and combinations which have been characteristic of the products. Par ticular attention is devoted to orders and mourning orders are promptly filled in a'l cases. Good taste, the best of material, and workmanship. courteous treatment and reasonable charges are the rules of these mil linery parlors. Frank Eakln' Cash store. The steady growth of this repre eentative and popular house since its organization has been the legiti mate result of the honorable meth ods which have characterized its transactions. The store is completely stocked with a general line of the choicest designs of silks, dress goods, jaekets, capes, wraps, ladies' suits, underwear, hesiery, corsets, embroi deries, lace curtains, kid gloves, car pets, rugs, notions, fancy goods, as well as a full line of shoes, slippers, rubbers etc.; while the grocery de partment is stocked with the very best of everything in the line of fine family groceries, fine teas, coffees, relishes, Eauces, table luxuries, can ned goods of all kinds,butter,chee6s, flour etc., in fact, the store has the reputation of being the place to get just what you want, and at the right prica. This hou3e enjoys a large and lucrative trade, not only ia Butler but throughout the surrounding territory. This large trade is due to the simple fact of keeping the very best in each line of goods, selling for cash and at moderate prices, and keeping each and every representa tion made to customers Everything new, desirable and fashionable to be found in the dry goods lin9 mar kets ere displayed at this establish ment, and at equally low prices: in fact, goods are sold at such low prices as to gain for this store the reputation for the greatest bargain house in th9 city, and tew bargains are being offered every day. The store is fitted up in metropolitan style. The business is thoroughly iysttmatized and eack department is under efficient management, and all is under management of Mr. Eakin, who n among our most en terprising and progressive business mn, and who takes an intereit in all worthy projeets pertaining to the advancement of trade in ibis vicinity; and owing to courteous treatment of patrons has gained for this store a most enviable reputation throughout this section. r a . lt'i I t nBfu-nnwirr.urrc. v u roccripp, Hardware. Farm Implement. Kti. tabl:sLm?ct in its line in Butler is that of Bennett Wheeler Mercantile Co , who are steadily pushing their way to public favor through the channels of well directed efforts and to day stands in the froi.t rank of commercial enterprises. When one considers the great strides the city has taken in the past, be must needs admit that the indefatigable en ergy and foresight of her mr chaats have formed a solid and sub stantial basis for her eteady growth The above house is an excellent illustration of this fact. Some ex tent of the business may be gleaned irosa tne Iact tfcat the premises although very large, are scarcely sufficient to contain tbe quantity of groceries, hardware, cuttlery. tools. manufacturers supplies, builders hardware, shelf goods and tools for all tradss, also stoves, ranges, oil and gasoline stoyes, etc. They also carry a large etock and eomplete as sortment of farm implements includ ing binders, mowers, reape-s, etc, and do a general supply business. There is also shown one of the largest assortment of carriages, bug gies and harness in this section of the state, all of which are sold at prices which challenge successful competition. Their grocery depart ment is stocked to overflowing with everything in tbe line of staple and fancy groceries including fine teas, coffees, relishes, sauces, table luxu ries, canned goods of all kinds and the very best of everything that the market affords, and all goods can be relied upon as being of the best and freshest in the market. Throngh representations pleasing to custom ers a large and prosperous trade has been built up and the most honor able and upright methods are pur sued in all transactions. Personally Messrs O. A. Heinleia and J. B. Armstrong, the managers, are among our enterprising and progressiye business men and have a repu tation which never comes by accident and is held by the same principle that made it, namely, sterling in teg rity and straight forward dealings and it is favorably known through out the city and vicinity. W. H. Mead, Cigar Manufacturer. Among the leading and most pop ular cigar manufacturers of this sec tion of tbe state prominent mention must ba accorded W. H. Mead, who has recently established business here. Employment ii furnished to skilled cigar makers who are kept busy in the manufacture of a superior quality of cigars. He enjoys a large and prosperous trade throughout this section, and tbe demand is steadily increasing. Mr. Mead has acquired a high reputation which he has fairly earned by the careful ee lection cf stock manufactured, promptness in filling orders and reliability in all transactions. The cigars manufactured are in demand on account of thtir purity and ex celled flavor. Among the special brands manufactured we mention particularly the Home Comfort 10, Isie, Purity, Perfecto, Key west and celebrated Peg which on account of their superiority have acquired wide reputation aBd are in great favor with the traveling public a? well a with the pmokera of Butler and vicinity He also carries a large stock and complete assortment of smok ing and chewing tobacco, pipes and smoker's articles of all kinds. Mr. Mead is widely known for his skill and reliability in all transae tions and has been eminently suc cessful in the special line of business and among our enterprising abd progressive business men and citi zens. T. L. Pettys, Fine Family Groceries. A leading and very prcsr errv:s grocery bouse in Butler is the wJl known enterprise of Thos Pettys He earries a full and complete as sortment of th finest staple and fancy groceries obtainable, embrac ing everything iu canned good, tea?, coffees and spices, butter, eh eese, fresh eggs, flour, etc., with a leading reputation for prime deli cacies, relishes, sauces, table luxuries and the very best of everything the market affords. Also fresh fruits, vegetables, etc, in season- The relations of the bouse with leading sources cf supply are of such a cbar. I i a aeier as io enable it to obtain tfe j best and freshest gco Is at the most com. quence i enabled to compete aogl successfully with any house ia the business. Obliging and attentive assistants attend to the wants cf customers and a delivery is tnads to all parts of the city. He also tlu riea a large and complete assort, ment of staple crockery, queens stoveware wto The wants and wishes of patrons are a first consid. eration in all cas8 with Mr. Petty which fact, coupled with bis honorable busings methods Lars made.this establishment a ,-ery p0p. ular resort for the citizens of But. ler and farmers of the surroun ding country to procure their supple. Personally Mr. lVttys is among our mcst enterprising and progress business men and who gives his per sonal attention to every detail af the business and by courteous treat, ment of patrons, fair and hcnorbls dealings has built up a trade and reputation second to none. F.rceMior Holler Jill. Among the very important Flour mills in this section of the statj, one enjoys a higher reputation for the excellence of service and sups riority of its productions than doi Excelsior Roller Mills. Ths plant consists of very substantial building! having the most improved facilities for turning out an excellent quality of flour, mill feed, graham flour, etc In fact, nothing has bsen Isft un done that skill, capital and experi. ence could command to make ths plant complete in every detail of equipment and power and its pro ductions are noted for their general excellence, and are in constant de mand throughout this and surround ing counties. The leading brands of flour manufactured are the celebrated Purity, Victor, Fanoy Patent, which are general favorite ia the market, and are unsurpassed and rarely equalled for prime quality by any mill in the state; corn meal and null feed ef all kind are a!uo always carried in stock and sold at market prices. Custom grinding is done in the most satisfactory manner, while the highest umrkf-t Price is paid for all kinds of crbin. Mr. Payne it thorough and skilled in every de partment cf the industry and is among our most enterprimug slJ progressive citizens and tbe milling business under his management hai become one of our most prosperous and substantial institutions, and it pi at b an import part in the busineii life of the county. Luclerip tel. When hotel proprietors study the comfort and convenience of their guests, and succeed in lending as air of home comfort and cheerfulneii to surroundings they never lack for patronsge. News, such as this or that hotel is a good plac to stop, travels fast, and former g'uests sd vertiee tbe deserving landlord whils be sleeps, with such expression! exchanged with fellow travelers si thes: "Been to Butler latclj?" "No" "Well, when you go there be surs and stop at the Laclede Hotel, cat sine excellent, rooms Krge, light, well ventilated and nice'y furnubed, beds clear, eervici tip top and ths landlord a gentleman " The listener makes a mental note of it and to as is commanded unto him, sod there you ar a house fu'I of ing people all the time. Tlift more, is daily said of the Lic'3 Hotel. Since Li sUblifhment U the hotel businrs Mr. Haw Walls, tbe proprietor, Las mi le ths La clede Hotel very popular smorg commercial mu and Lorn people and as a matter of fact, the aeconj modatiocs. at oe cJrl'ar a Uv, ars much superior in ev-ry way to most hotels cbargir, t-vice tL rites. Tt bet tab! in tLl! Hcctiou is et t the Licled', th ;.roj r -t r belie" in th test acd pniy cf it- Every bo dy in nr.rrafil health hVn a good dinner, nd th Iand!rl Lo go"' a&t-ea to furnrsb it in 'j injpcriic' factor in th eotomy of civL'-'zfrd existence. The Laclde is a deiirs ble and pleasant p!ac of so;trfl for families, centrally located and fitted with every rtquirement of comfort. Mr. Walls, the proprietor is a thorough hotel raw, aecqBit ed with tbe needs of ths travelis? public, and spares no eipsnseia curing the comforts of Lis goeitf. V