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- ia I f j all Wool She Serge Suits, S6.QD. We have just received a shipment of boys ab solutely all wool fast color blue serge suits either single or double breasted---sewed with silk satin piped and well trimmed, which we will offer at the very low price of $6. These suits are much better than those we sold last year at this price, and are bargains. They'll not last long at this price. MENS ALL BULE SERGE S6.50. i icccocccocooocooooococoooo SUTLER WEEKLY TIMES LOCAL ITEMS Times' Telephone No. 37. Wanted To pasture 1,000 head of stock. Address Joe T. Smith, But-'- ler, of Geo. Brundage, Adrian. Judges Wnnsatt and Sitith honored Thk Times with pleasant calls. Our substantial farmer friend Henry Ehart, of Nvhart, favored us pleasantly and renewed. The farmers came to town in force Saturday and the trade with the merchants was good. The February adjourned term of circuit court is'in session and Judge : Graves is cleaning up the docket. Sam Walls and wife of Adrian, opnt Sunday in the city visiting Mrs. Walls' sister, Mrs. Chas. Hedges. The Missouri, Town Mutual insur ance company of Nevada, Mo., has passed into tlie hands of a receiver. Fred Boxley. who lias been attend ing school at the state university the past winter, returned home last week. Mrs. Sherwood Lidde, daughter of Mr. George Wade, living northwest of Butler, orders The Times to her address in Ft. Madison, Iowa. The Baptist church at Cherry vale, Kans., was struck by lightning Sun day and burned tot'seground. Loss . $5,000. No insurance. Our substantialandenergeticfriend B. A. Kaufman, a prosperous farmer of this vicinity favored us pleasantly and renewed his subscription. Mr. and Mrs. J. 15. Armstrong's little daughter, who lianlwn danger ously ill the past week from measles, is reported to le improving and the family now have hopes of her ulti mate recovery. J. C. Clark is painting his hand some residence on North Main street. Nothing adds more to the beauty of a city than well painted residences and well kept lawns. Iu this respeet Butler is hard to beat. ; J. L Ludwick. of this city an old settler of this county, is quite sick at his home in the north part of town. He is afflicted with complication of diseases and his family are somewhat laraied in regard to his failing con dition. . 4am Morris shipped hit .household roods to Webb City Monday. His liinily will board with Mrs. Cheatham ntil school closes. Mr. and Mrs. Morris have two bright little girls fno nave ben doing excellent work our schools. O O o o C) O o o o o ) o o o C) o o 8 o o o o o o o o o o For Sale or Trade. One second-hand buggy. One second-hand road wagon. One second-hand phaeton. McFarland Bros., Butler, Mo. We acknowledge receipt of remit tance from our esteemed lady friend, Mrs. Laura Ii. Cole, of Calvin. I. T. Mrs. Isaac Park is a new subscri ber through our agent G. W. Fark of Virginia. Our old friend W. S. Griffith, of Ballard, renews through our agent Dr. J. P. McFarland. Ther is not a merchant in this town that would sell his own boy a package of tobacco and cigarrette paper. What he would not sell his own boy he ought not to sell his neighbor's boy. It is to be hoped the school child ren, delivery boys and all others will not walk on the grass lawns in front of the residences on Ohio street. Peo ple can't fix up if others tear down. Keep off thegrass. Circuit clerk J. P. Thurnian, re quested us to say that the revised statutes of '09 have been received by him, and that justices of the peace will do him a favor by calling at his office and get their copy. McClure's Magazine for May will contain short stories by Conan Poyle. Robert Barr, Clinton Ross and sev eral other writers. It will also con tain a true story of a fine old fire department horse, by J. Lincoln Steffens. At the convention last week the name of the populist party was changed to Progressive People's party. This name w ill stick provided it. is not changed again at the rump middl-of-the-road national conven tion at Cincinnati. The populist ticket will 1h nominat ed in this county on the initiative and referendum plan, says the Free Press, and the opportunity is now open to any populist to suggest a suitable candidate for one or more of these offices. Please don't all speak at once. Chicken thieves are now operating in Butler. G. E. Fox. residing on Ft. I Scott street, informs us that anions: others in his neighborhood, his hen houie was visited Saturday night and a half dozen fowls are missing. Next to a sheep thief a chicken thief is the meanest on earth. ; Lumber has advanced fifty per' cent and yarns combine to sell at the same figure. No wonder there is so little building being done and so many carpenters out of work. The I hand of the trust and combine is first j laid upon the brow of labor. Uncle Henry "Wyse killed a large wolf near his home last Monday. He has some fine dogs and enjoys a chase of that kind and is quite" suc cessful in capturing game when he starts after it. His deer park now contains thirteen fine deer, and hej takes great pride in caring for it. Adrian Journal. . i Our neighbor . O. Atkeson was elected treasurer without bond of the campaign committee at the state populist convention in Kansas City, last week. The confidence the party had in Mr. A tkeson's ability and hon esty to handle so much cash without bond is certainly gratifying to him self and friends. We have leen having a little too much rain in the past week, and it is feared by some of tue farmers that a number of fields of corn w ill have to 1h planted over again. We hope no such bad luck will lefall any of the farmers. Our county has a big start this season and the hearts of all have leen light with bright anticipations. Ohio street is destined to be the prettiest ami most attractive street in the town, especially from the square to the west school house. The property owners along the street a primping up in front of their residences, the grass lawns between the curbing and sidewalks, when well sodded, together with the beautiful shade trees will make this street very attractive. Robert Braden, one of the leading and active democratic workers of the west part of the county gave The Times a pleasant call Monday. He is here serving his country as a jury man. In regard to the so-called smallpox cases in his neighborhood all were doing well, he said, and as no new cases had developed it was thought the disease was about stamped out. H. H. Bauer, the general and wide awake traveling salesman for the Goodfellow Shoe Co., of St. Loais, sjwnt Tuesday in the city, interview ing our merchants a ml placingorders. Mr. Bauer resides at Tipton, Mo., and is an old friend of J. B. Adair and I). K. Walker, having spent their boy hood days together, and he expressed himself as being very much gratified at finding them engaged in business in this town and doing well. The candidates have one more month in which to get over the coun ty, see the people and present their claims. Up to date all lias been har monious and the candidates on and all have conducted a gentlemanly campaign, free from mud slinging and abuse. This is as it should be, and it is gratifying to see all the can didates on amiable terms. They are all good men and the successful ones will receive the hearty support of the party. At a meeting of the school board the other night the matter of select ing a superintendent of our public schools for next year was discussed, and it was unanimously agreed by the members of the board present to retain Prof. Taylor. This action of the board will receive a hearty en dorsement from the people as Prof. Taylor has brought the schools up to rank with the best in the state, and his management the past year has given entire satisfaction to all patrons. W. G. Sellon, breeder of thorough bred shorthorn cattle will have a sale of his stock in this city Wednesday. May 2nd. At this sale 13 bulls from 8 to 18 months old and i cows and heifers will be offered for sale. This is an extra bunch of pure bred short horn cattle, and farmers and others desirous of dealing in such stock will find this a rare opportunity to pur chase. The sale will take place in the feed lot opposite theLaClede hotel at 1 o'clock p. m. J. M. McGovern.a straightforward, well-posted, up-to-date young far mer, favored us pleasantly on Mon day and had his name re-entered on our books. About a year ago he said he was induced by a traveling agent to stop The Times and take another Butler paper which offered three or four cheap publications as premiums, all for 7.e. Mr. Mac said he wouldn't give The Times for the whole "kaboodle,1 with the extra quarter thrown in. Our gasoline engine has been run ning under a full head of steam the past two days printing the assess ment blanks for the county. It takes twenty-four thousand impressions to complete the job or about two days to do the press work. To do this work' by foot power it would take a good stout man more than a week to turn the job. So one can readily see the labor saving advantages of steam power, and why it is that The Times office can turn out job work at a much cheaper rate than under the old way of doing things. At the state convention of the peo ple's party, held in Kansas City last week. Judge P. C. Fuller of Adrian, Bates county. United States of America, was nominated by acclama tion for state treasurer. The Judj is climbing the ladder of fame fast. ln ne wa 'T X " .uf county court on the populist re-nominated and defeated by a big majority. Again he tried it and was again defeated by a bigger majority. The judge, however, sticks to the middle-of-the-road, is a willing '-hoss on the track, but after this heat in humanity's sake the pops ought to turn hini and Jim Drysdale out on pasture. The district conference of the M. E. church, south, will convene in this city on Tuesday next. There will be a number of prominent ministers in attendadce and we hope our citizens will give them a cordial welcome. I Jones, Riley and Sneed, the three j government prisoners held in our jail j on the chargw of having robbed the ; post office at Pitts vilie, Johnson j county, were taken to Kansas Citv j Tuesday by Sheriff Mudd and Paysoh Hartwell. Thevwerea hard lot ofj prisoners and the sheriff is glad to ' get riu oi tneni. Jones is the man the sheriff was compelled to iron in order to subdue. Our handsome vnnnn- bachelor friend and good subscriber G. II . j Nuchols called Saturday and renew-j ed. There are four in the family, the , father and three sons and they reside ; on the Capt. Ponohue farm, six miles southeast of this city. They do their own cooking, washing and ironing. ! and have just finished planting 10 acres of corn. Under the circum-j stances, said Mr. Nuchols. we eniov i life to a certain extent, but it would j be much nicer. 1 imagine, to have a calico dress about the house. The boys are all grown and ready for the matrimonial market, so girls, here's your chance. Roltert E. Johnson has made Bates county a most excellent county sur veyor and bridge commissioner. He is a young man of brains and energy, sober, industrious, painstaking and accurate in all his work and calcula tions. He is courteous and gentle manly in his intercourse with his fel low man. He came of good old dem ocratic stock and has Iteeii an active, faithful worker in that party since his majority. There is very little compensation in the office and it looks as if Mr. Johnson will Ite re nominated without opposition, which is as it should be. Sheriff Mudd is pretty thoroughly convinced that after so long a time he has finally laid hands on t lie parties who have been stealing chickens in tliis section. He has the parties sus picioned, a man and two women, un der arrest at Nevada, and went down yesterday to bring them back to But ler The' parties under arrest it is asserted were using a spring wagon and a pair of horses in plying their business which they had procured of George L. Smith, liveryman of this city. They had disposed of the spring wagon and had a two horse wagon when arrested. Jack Rippetoe, the negro so serious ly wounded in the shot gun duel with Doc Harris last week, is reported to be mending slowly. Jack received a full charge of No. 4 shot in the face and neck, and owing to the fact that the doctors were unable to remove them or dress the wound properly hopes' for his recovery wereextremely slim. For two or three days his neck and face were so badly swollen it was feared he would choke to death. This trouble is now about over and he has leen able to take liquid nourishment and if blood poison does not set in Jack is in a fair way to recover. Har ris was arrested by Sheriff Mudd shortly after the shooting and is now nursing his broken arm behind the bars in jail. Uncle Bill Hedden arrived in town Monday morning and reported for jury duty at the court house, and then a little later, being excused for a few hours, gave The Times a very pleasant call. Uncle Bill owns and operates a big farm near the Vernon county line, is a rip-roaring democrat with lots of 'fluence.'' but some how or other he said the candidates had given him the shake for the past six years, not one of them had brushed the dirt off his feet on his door sill, or taken a meal at his hospitable table. Why this was so he was unable to tell, as he only kept a small shepherd dog, which was perfectly docile, and had not had a box of rough on rats in the house for ten years past. All jokes aside. Uncle Bill is one of the best and jolliest men in Bates county, notwithstanding he is authority on corn pones and water mellons at the county fairs. W. T. Meglassen. for thirty years a resident of this county, died at his boarding place in this city Wednes day of last week of pneumonia. The body was shipped to May view, La Fayette county, for burial beide the remains of his'wife, who died in 1882. Peceased was 68 years of age. and a native of Kentucky. Four children survive: Coun and Eliza A.. Prairie township, this county;' Walter J.. Neevah. Wis., and Flora J.. Chilli cothe. Mo. Mr. Meglassen owned a fine farm in Prairie township where he resided since coming to Bates up to about a year ago when he came to Butler. He was quite a politician and stump orator, and has canvassed th county on several occasons for the party to which he belonged populist and was perhaps as well known as any man in the countv. He was an honorable, upright man and a good citizen. John Atkison Dead. It is with sorrow that we record the passing away of John Atkison, But ler's pioneer citizen, which occurred at his home Tuesday nisht at the ripe old age of 80 years. Hehast-een a prominent and influential citizen of our county, was the first sheriff after the civil wan has raised a large fam ily and leaves a large estate. All of his children are married and have families of their own. He was an honorable and upright man in all his dealings and had the respect and confidence- of our people. The Times will give a suitable, obituary in its next issue. McKIBBENS' Store The Popular Trading Place Because it saves money for the - , pie. and gives them a complete and choice stock of only good goods from which to buy. M Kiblens' store i one of the prineipalattraetion which makes BUTLKIi the hest tkdim;; point in Bate Cih .ntv. Customers i come to Butler to trade from lyond the limits of the county kki uE they j save money and get what they want. MeKibltens" store is a very progres sive house, and whatever is new and desirable is to le found there, ln I waist silks the showing; is leautiful. j and iu black dress silks anil satins i the qualities are the best obtainable j ..-.ange of venue. Milton was'arrest for the money. ' ed in connection with Jesse James Our $1 grade in black silk and satin and others of Kansis rity on the is extra good. In woolen dress goods vou will find ! a splendid line in all the irabl things. See the all wool chsllies at ."c h yard. It will do you good to see the beautiful wash goods. Zephyr Ging hams. Tissues. Pimitie. etc. in stripes, checks, floral effects, figures in choice colorings the special Dimity at 15c a yard is a bargain. To le sure you will lie satisfied with your table linens get them here. Ours are selected witli special care. A special all linen numbtr at 50 cents. This is the time you pur. base shirt ings and denims and we are very strong on these lines. Our tpeeial shirting at 10c is a splendid one. Our denims at 15c is extra good. We sell theeelebrated Peerless warp in spools. Our stock of silk waists and wash able shirt waists is iu. and is hand somer than ever. A strong line at 50c. Beady to wear dress skirts in wool en goods and wash goods, made up in the proper style and at the lowest possible prices. See the $1.50 line. Carpets, Mattings, Lace Curtains, Window Shades, Curtain poles, etc. This department occupies half of our second floor and the most, complete in this county. Our sales have leen more tha usual for the season and you do yourself an injustice net to look at our lines, for we oi'akantee THE LOWEST l'KICES. The shoe question is always inter esting and we have devoted a goodly hare of our store to shoes. Good shoes only, we sell. Kvery pairguar anteed to be satisfactory. See the Brown Shoe Co.'s $2.50 Ladies' Shoes, The new shirts for men and boys are in and far prettier than usual. Made for comfort and wear. The working shirts are up to thestandard in workmanship and durability. ur men's overalfat . is a wearer. We sell hundreds of dozens of We are prepared to show tou a full line f footwear for everr member of your familv in the different strles, makes and shapes. "We give all our time to the hoe business we study phoe we buy the best goods made for the price, which en ables us to give you the Greatest Values for the price. It is a pleasure to as to show vou goods. Call and be convinced that we have the best line of koes on the market. Drysdale TOPSY HOSIER Y aad tLev are sat. isfactory both in color and wear. We offer two specials. One lot of 70 pairs misses double j knee. ribled. at UK- a pair. .1 pair 2 V. j :ie lot of 72i pairs ladies Mamies nt lm-a pair, .'t pair for iW, worth : c more on the pair. See our ladies' vests ut . lO. 1", 1 -J. LVj. 3. :.k See our men's underwear at J.V. ."., 1 -tr, T0. 7.c. We show the largest line of ladies' muslin underwear you will find and at price which will in terest yi u and save the trouble of making. Come in and see u. McKIBBEN'Si .it CIKCUT COURT I'KOCEEIUM'.S. Cases Disposed of and Vew Suiu Filed. The case of Harry 1. ihon vs the Mo. Pacific railroad for SlO.OOO damage for false i:upriomuut. was ' diinis.ed. The uis' was brought lire friilll t .A Y:l Vet t e iilllifv 1111 il charge of U-ing implicated in Ieeds train rohln-rv s rape near Kansas City. The case of Chas. Kroff against the Mo. Pacific railroad, for irsonal damages was dismissed. Mr. Kroff was ;eriouly hurt at the depot sev eral months ago. The train started while he was assist ing his wife to i tat in the car and in jumping off he was thrown agaiut a truck on the platform and badly hurt. The case of Mrs. K. F. Crabtree vs. the Mo. Pacific railroad was tried fore the court Tuesday. Inthiscase it was claimed the train set fire to a meadow on her farm ami she asked for $3no damages. The following new suits were filed: Mrs. Vina Morris vs. .las. Morris, divorce. The petition ulleges drunk enness and desertion. Mrv K. Moore of Adrian, has brought suit again t her husband Nirarod Moore for divorce on the grounds of non-support and deser tion. Likewise Cathrine Wood of Rich Hill, has sued her husband T. J. Wood, for divorce. Not only this but she asks the custody of their nine minor children ami a good slice of alimony from the gent, who it is stated owns considerable laud in St. 'lair county. Mary McGrnth asks damages of Jas McLaughlin of Rock villa, in the sum of f l."o for unlawful detainer. Jas. She ley, formerly owner of the. Culliertson ranch near 1'ich Hill, has brought suit against KUenM. Parker, for t't'J. The suit grows out of a land deal. Sheley now reside iu Iowa. Montrose Situation. riiaton IMnorrt. The next few days will develop whether or not there will fx more cases of small pox in Montrose. It is now time for the symptoms to show in the case of those who were exposed by the original nine cases and who have since leen closely quarantined. The epidemic in Hutleris distressing. Then were over thirty acknowledge.! cases last week andthreedeaths have occurred. Several cases of the con tageon exist in the country, even as far as the county line. As to Butler, the Clinton Democrat is entirely mistaken in regard to the deaths from the so-called smallpox. There has not leen a death or even severe sickness among the patients afflicted Business in every line in the city lias gone on as usual. There have been no new eases in the past two weeks and the well regulated quarantine by the city authorities has about stamped out the disease here. There were two funerals in Butler Sunday, the Nth. one of these. J. B. Armstrong's little boy, died from pneumonia, and the other. young MH ants, died in .Montan.v and was brought here for burial & Keasling.j i g Shoes.