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CI' i iu pciLruiib ui me oia renaoie IWRICAN CLOTHING HOUSE. We have made arrangements with the managenent of Convention Hall. Kansas City, Mo., by which we are enabled to Give Tickets Free to our Customers. which entitle them to one guess, with each ticket, on the total vote cast tor governor of Kansas at election of Xovevber 4th, liH2, ami admission to one Convention Hall conceit in Kansas Citv, Mo. I The Groat Prize' List. i WE ARE $ MAKING SPECIAL 1 yLOW PRICES lN OUR ) MID-SIMMER 7 CUT PRICE ) SALE! Don't fail to get ticket punched tor every purchase. All prizes are to be paid by Convert-j tion Hall company in cah. 1US1 prizes'1 as follows : : 1 prize of 1 prize of 1 prize of 1 prize or' , 10 prizes of $100 eac h 20 prizes of 50 each 50 prizes of 20 oaeh 100 prizes of 10 each. 200 prizes of 5 each :J00 prizes of 2 each KUiO0l 2.500 . 1.0U01 500! 1.000 l,ooo; l.ooo ; 1,000; l,ooo 100 400 prizes of 1 each IQM prizes aggregating 20,000 This 20,000 covering above prizes is now on deposit with the National ltiuik of Commerce. Kansas City, Mo. OUR FLANNEL SUITS AND OTHER SUMMER CLOTHES HAVE BEEN REDUCED IN PRICE 25 PER CENT. STRAW HATS HALF PRICE. A 1 In addition to the above prizes there is offered lor the best estimate of the vote AN EXTRA $500.00 CASH PRIZE providing said estimate is on file in the olllce of Convention Hall by July ."1. Any information can be obtained at our store. o o o o o o o o o ONE TICKET with every purchase of $5.00 CASH. ONE TICKET with every purchase of $5.00 CASH. ALWAYS ONE PRICE AND IT THE LOWEST. Times' Telephone Xo.37. Loans on 1st and 2nd mortgage tin country or town property. G. I. ijnch, over Mo. State Bank. 35-tf Mri. Chasf Scott Is visiting rela- iveat Bloonifleld, Iowa. vet), let i ue wnisties blow ami Leus Pg tlirte times a day. They put life a town. Prof. A. L. Reid, of Columbia, has been employed principal of the Hume public schools. " flavor Prowell is cutting the sec ond crop of alfalfa from his farm in Lone Oak township. Mrs. P. L McLin, of H olden, gave birth a few days ago to triplets, two daughters and one son. a ivate JJurrett. ui Lee .Sim:- mit.is visiting her grandparents, Mr. aDd Mrs. G. B. Hick man. Thos. L. 11 a i per and wife are visit ing their sons, Dr. John D. and Char- tV at Trinidad, Colorado. ' nLHK Times favors a county fair at luuer, and will put its shoulder to ;he Vheel to help push the enterprise to euYess. ' Lee Johnson, republican nominee lor Sheriff, has sold his farm west of town. We understand the price paid was $43 per acre. G. B. Wade and wife, of Iowa.'spent several days in the city last week vis iting relatives. Mrs. Wade is a sis ter of Col. Wade. The farmers have not been as busy in years, as they are right now . eavingoue of the best hay crops ever : grown in the county. .Misses Emma, Grace and Jessie Cassity, who have been attending the summer normal at Wnrrensburg, re turned home Sunday morning. Van Metre, editor of the dard Herald, and postmaster at rrensburg, went violently iusane t week and was taken to the asy- at Nevada. The Nebraska law requires thatthe leg of the voter in the booth may be seen. . A similar law for Missouri and .woman suffrage vrould be certain to call out a full vote. Ktfi, i r da Some good ewes for sale. See Jas. X. Shai:i, 3N-lt R. F. I). Xo. 4, Butler, Mo. The steel furniture for thevaultsat the court house has arrived and is being put In place. The wheat, oats, hay and flax crops of this county will bring in thousands of dollars. Our esteemed young friend I S. Stephenson, of Kearney, Mo., willac cept thanks for a renewal of his sub scription. It is expected that the county offii ers will take possession of the new court house about the tiist of the month, so says the county court. (.'apt. Kd. S. Cluik, on Col. Mitch ell's 6taff, and Sergeant Tom Car- ruthersleft Monday to attend the Third Regiment encampment at St. Joseph. G. W. Clardy, manager farm de partment of the Investors' Broker age Co., Kansas City, came down Saturday and spent Sunday with his family. Miss Anna Whit sitt left Thursday of last week for Chicago?-where she will spend two weeks visiting her sis ter, Miss Cora, who is a trained nurse, having graduated from the Post-graduate hospital of that city. A negro, arrested at Rich Hill, was locked in jail Monday evening. Hip suspicious maneuvering, hiding out in corn fields during the day and coming to town at night, led the of ficers to believe he was not all right and led to his arrest. The negro will be held pending an investigation. County Clerk Broaddus has. receiv ed the fifty-sixth annual apportion ment of state svhool nioueysusmade by the State Superintendent of -Pnb-lic Schools for this year. The enum eration of Bates county is given in the report at 9,240, and the appor tionment at 111,100.24, which is the largest sum paid to any county in this congressional district. The net amount apportioned for the state is $,170,198.13. Don't you think that is a pretty good showing for a "loot ed" school fund, as the Republicans would have you believe. Will loan on chattel mortgage, G. I. Lynch, over Mo. State Bank 33tf. The premium list of the Rich Hill Fair, to be held August 12th to 13th, has been issued. Ex county treasurer A. B. Owen says he counted thirty-seven wagons loaded with wheat pass his residence going to the depot Friday evening, in the course of a couple of hours time, to say nothing of the loads of bailed hay. (ien. H. C. Clark left for St. Joseph Saturday to attend the encampment of the Third Regiment at that place. Mrs. Clark went up Monday and re mains with the General during the encampment. The 13-year-old son of L. E. Bry an, of Ketterman, who disappeared mysteriously about one week ago, has returned home. The boy went from his home to Butler, where he re mained till he decided to come home. Xevada Mail. A single bolt of .lightning Friday night killed fifteen head of cattle for Charley Wickizer, a farmer, livingone mile south of Schell City, Mo. The cattle when killed were standing in a bunch beside a wire fence and not more than one hundred yards from the house. The merchants acknowledgment that business is quiet is the most cer tain of all influence which conduce to dull times. When he discontinues his advertising, he says in the moet emphatic way that the present is not the time to buy and the people take h im at his word. Xevada Post. The game of baseball that is hurt ful and harmful to those who play, those who patronize the game and thecommuuity in general, is the Sun day ball game. Certainly the morals of boys and young nu-n are hot rais ed in the estimation of good citizeus by desecrating the Sabbath day. i Paytou Park, Henry-county's bril liant and able attorney, made by far the best speech of the occasion in placing the name of Capt. W. C. Bronaugh before the St. Joseph con vention. He was given vigorous ap plause and was warmly congratulat ed by his admiring friends. Mrs. Geo. W. Leonberger, wife of a Missouri Pacific conductor was probably fatally burned Friday night at her home in Svdulia. by the explo sion of a gasoline stove. The explo sion was causal by an attempt to fill the tank while one of the I turners were lighted. While other parts nf the country wrw eiiher - MiuVribg from tlood or drouth, the fanners here are right in the midst of harvesting one of the best wheat crop in the history of the county, i:ot to mention the fields of growing corn whit h promise from ."0 to To b.lshels to the acre. .1. .1. Mi'Kissick. after q'iit- t'ti ex tended absence, has returned to the city. It will W r-tii-liibered Mr. Mi-Kissii-k was stri' kt i! with paralysis. his left side Wing ft'.fted. He has improved some, and is now able to W nbout witho'it crutch or can.'. Judge Bitokfr Powell, of whom Til K TlM rs made m-iilton hist week us Wing sc'inu!y sick, we are glad to be able to state this week, is much improved and is able to be up am) get about t h" bouse and yard. This will Wgood news to his many friends in all parts of the county. Osci.r P Sissoii and Miss Sarah K. Poland were united in marriage at Springfield. Mo., the loth inst. The groom is the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. J. II. Sissoii, of this city, and w as a member of Co. B and went to war against Spain. He now holds the position of headwaiter in Gas. Heiinert's restaurant at Springfield. R. T. Walls' store at Richards, Vernon county, was rohWd of slim worth of clothing, shoes and jewelry Wednesday night of last week. A part of the stolen articles were found under the depot at Richards next morning. The robber got into the store by breaking a large plate glass window in the front of the store. Tins is t lie third time tins store lias been robbed. Those iu attendance at the St. Joseph convention from Bates county were, R. B. White, of Hume; W. F. Tygard, Hurve John son, C. C. McGinnis and Prof. Bar rett, of Osage; Jos. Whipple, Pleas ant Gap: (ieo. V. Boswell, West Point:S. W. Dooley, (ien. II. C.Clark, Congressman DeArmond and J. 1. Allen, of Butler. While stacking hay on the farm of J. W. Savers, about 10 miles north west of Linneus, Mo., Friday hist, Wnhlen Jacobs and Owen Stevenson, who were on the stack were struck by lightning and Jacobs was instantly killed. Stevenson was .severely shock ed ii nd it was feared he would not re cover. A thunder storm was ap proaching and the 'bolt can iTTltnTosT from a clear sky. If the patent pitch fork swindler happens to visit our county and calls on you to sign an agreement to act as his agent for the pitch fork, don't you do it. The salesmen, as they claim to be, are- rank swindlers and the receipt or contract pnperjthey ask you to sign will turn up later in the hands of an innocent purchaser in the shape of a note against you for, from ."0 to .4M). Beware of the patent fork swindler. The funeral of "Aunt Snllie" Pat rick who died the -17th inst.- whs buried Friday morning of last week. The funeral took place from her late home and was conducted by Rev. Jones. Death was due to the infirm ities of old age. Deceased was u sis ter of the lute Mis. John Atkison and was a highly respected lady. She was a pioneer citizen of this town, came here from her native state, Ohio, more than .13 years ago. Prof. X. E. Stephenson and wife ar rived in Butler Saturday eveuingund will spend a month or six weeks with Mr. Stephenson's parents in Hudson township. Prof. Stephenso'n is su perintendent of the public schools at Stewartsville, Mo., and his work the past year Wing satisfactory, he was unanimously re elected for the com ing year. The Professor has been a reader of The Times for many years, and our thanks are due him for a re newal. Our esteemed citizen, T. Huleu. celebrated his seventy-first birthduy Saturday lasU-Mr Iluleu is still ac tive' and gets about with the agility Of a man of r0. inly a week or so ago he went down to Pleasant Cap township and his son-in-law, G. (2. lleury, Wing short of help in the harvest field, tok off his coat and stacked 40 acres of Hue wheat for Mr. Henry. Mrs. Huh u who has Wen visiting in Kansas City, came home Saturduy to be with her husband ou his anniversury. ii a ii ii ii ii ii -44- flflfil In the Price on Many Lines tbis Month at Hibhs In order to reduce Stock Before Invoicing. Wa-.li Divss (ioul. ."ii and loe vitalities fur J.",, '."e quality for - l.'.i -He quality for - UV lL"sc D'e quality for TV oilier Li tods cUt to Ii',. o . lie Sti'ipi'l Liuon. Joe quality for 1 ". Zephyr (unchain. '-,'' quality for t ; 1 - Mohair Skirtings, colored I'iund ."ii in. hf v id fio ut d T.'n ipiality for IT1. ("oi'svls, All assorted lot i f ."I .on for To Ildios Vests, Several splendid Joe qualities f, r lit other numbers at l.'e. U':.c. .". , Mens Shifts, A lot of ."Of shirts for .'!" Art Denims, Joe ipiality for 1 ".. Silkolines, a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a Carpets, loc and I J'.jc qllalU It's lor ', Sieciail low prict-s on all this liiie. We have a lot of remnants which will do for small rooms, halls, etc: on which you can save much money. Brim: measure of your room with von. .3 .i M M M M M M M M M M M H M M ) n M M M M M M M M H M M M M H M W M M M M M M M Curtains, A lot of odd lots of hu e curtains at great reduction to close. COME AND SEE PS. rder from your grocer is as good as cash. n M M M M M M H H M M M M M M M Lightning destroyed a fine barn on R. E. Bowdry's farm in t lea r t'reelT township, Vernon county, Friday night. Ti e contents, 1(! tons of hay, about li.'t bushels of corn and a lot of costly farm maciiinery was also burned. The Mcrwin Mirror changed hands last week. While Tiik Timks regrets to lose Editor A. J. lakes, it extends greetings to the new editor, W.C. Ray, and best wishes for the success of the paper. The Mirror will have no politics. A telngram was received Tuesday morning by Power Bros, from their head miller, J. W. Mi-Clurc, w ho. wi'h his wife, is visiting relatives in Daviess county, conveying the sad news of the death of his little daughter. The mother and daughter had gone to Daviess county to visit home folks, and while there.the little one took sick The father was notified by wire Sat urday evening of the serious condi tion of the child and left ou the night train. The little one died about 11 o'clock Tuesday morning. She was a very pretty, bright and interesting child, o years of age, and her loss will W a distressing blow to the fond parents, who have the sincere sym. pathy of Butler friends in their u mic tion. Circuit Clerk, A. B. Ludwick, has beeu notified by Hon. John R. Green, clerk of the supremecourt of Missouri, that the Gartrell case has Wen set for hearing Wfore that court OetoWr lo, l'JO'2. Dr. Gartrell was tried at our circuit court, NovemWr term, l'JOl, for the murder of D. B. Doue gau, u traveling companion, with w liom he and his sou . ucrugoiiig through the county iu a wagon from Kansas City to the Indian 'territory. The murder was committed in a de serted cabin in a lonely-stretch of timber iu the west part of oureounty. Gartrell was convicted, sentenced by Judge Graves tu W hanged IVby l:t, H'ured a stay of execution pending an apjieal to the Supreme Court, and is confined inourcountyjaiUiwaitiug unal action by that court. County Court adjourned Tuesday at noon. Claud Major, who has Wen quite sick with fever the past four weeks is j up again. ' ThkTimi:s wishes to compliment i Mr. Cook, manager of the American Clothing House, for his foresight and good luck in making arrangements I with the Kansas City convention hall people, whereby he has been en ; aided to give his trade a chance at I the valuable prizes offered on a guess at the coming vote of Kansas on j governor. With a purchase of So. (Hi worth of goods each customer is pr i sent eil with a ti ket free and also a ticket of admission to one conven- tion hall concert. The prizes are paid in cash by convention hall com j puny and are from HM0O down. I Call on Mr. Cook for'particulars.and try your luck for the capital prize $10,000 in cash. Besides for your $.1.0O you will get value received in merchandise. Masonic. Special communication of Butler Lodge Xo. 234, A. F. & A. M.f Satur day night, July 20. Work in the M. M. Degree. Visiting brothersarecor dial ly invited. H. M. Cannon. W. M. Applicable to Bates Also. The MoWrly Democrat raises this important quest ion to the farmer. The Mail reproduces it because it is as applicable to Vernou county fann ers us it is to the farmers of Rand olph: "Are the farmers going to W as particular about saving ull kinds of fe!d this year as they were last?".. They ought to profit by the lesson learned last year, that neurlyeiiough goes to waste in plentiful yards to keepat least a large part of thestock on laud. Hull the cheap roughness were preserved this year as was done last year much of the marketable feed could W disposed of ut good fig ures audbe so much saved. Profit by last Year's experience und save everything.