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The Butler weekly times. (Butler, Mo.) 1881-1918, June 01, 1899, Image 6

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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.
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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.
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