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BUTLER WEEKLY TIMES.
J. D. ALLEN, Epttor. J. D. ALL in & Co., Proprietor. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION: The Wtmi.r Tints, published ererj TV.ursdty. will be ent to any address oe year, pastsgs paid, lor $1.00. WHO IS RESPONSIBLE? The news reports tell ot a boy named James, in one of the New En gland states, who bad saturated his mind with the cheap stuff written about Jess? Jamen, resolved to emu iaU? some of the deeds of his name sake, organized and led a band of juveniles, younger than himself, his "trusted hand,' on a mysterious mid. Aft r loading them a long way through the woods, one little girl be came tir-d and wared and cried to go home. The lender could think of nothing less than death his great r )toty;.e would visit upon the head of a "iiuitier" or 'traitor," so he raised Lis "trusty weapon," a small h re ritt-, and tirl. The first shot cur off the end of the little girl's tlrunb. Then inhumed of his poor 11: 'k-iu inship. he shot again, and tl, bull-t sped through the little grl's breast, making a mortal wound. The boy deliberately cut a notch in the stork of his "trusty wi upoii" to record his victim. The boy in j ii' exhibits no remorse and keeps tV deeds of his hero before him as excuse for his crime. Who in tl; sigh t of God is responsible for the tiikingot that little girl's lift? We think it will be writ on the wrong side of the eternal ledger against the )ii;in who wrotMnd thepublisherwho I'.isseniiiiitte such literature to poison the minds of the youth of the laud. DEMOCRACY DEFINED. Mr. WilllMnr r7M( l)owell,of New York, president of the Cuban-Ameri can league, was asked at the close of one of his lectures: "What is the correct conception of democracy?" He replied: "It is an aspiration 11 determined purpose hoping for, struggling for. fighting to the death for, Liberty the ecpial well being of all men. It is a religion built upon a creed that asserts the natural dig nity and birthright equality of all men. It is the golden rule, the ten commandments, the Sermon on the Mount, and the American Declara tion expressed in a single word '' The word "democracy," it will be seen, has a meaning deep and broad. It is derived from the Greek and means the rule of the people, and the rule of the people, resting as it does upon the doctrines set forth in the Declaration of Independence, can only be preserved by the cultivation of a profound and universal respect Both nrist'HTMcy nnd plutocracy nre constantly at war with demo crncy and the democrat must be not only vigilant nnd nctive,but he must know that his own security rests up on the protection of the equal rights of all The Commoner. Both the St. Louis Star and Globe- Democrat have been insisting that the Democrats must nominate Mr. Folk for Governor. When the lie public put the question plainly whether they would support Mr. Folk, if nominated on the Democratic ticket, they both confessed they would not. They professed to beira baed with the patriotic desire of see h.g the Democrats nominate their best man. Th- Globe-Democrat suid "the Ilepublicuns will look after their own lines in their own way." That Ss exactly what the Democrats have always done and will continue to do. It will do to gamble on that the best interests of the Democratic party aill be best subserved by doing the very opposite to what these partisan Repubiicun sheets advise. Geo. C. Dye. who has charge of the free employment bureau at Conven tion Hall, Kansas City, said Monday that he had applications for 6G3 men and 100 women. The list of men wanted includes mechanics of all kinds as well as common laborers. Mr. Dye said he could place 2,000 men if he had them. The wages of fered ate much above the usual wages paid. Congressmen Ball of Texas, serves notice on his constituency that he will resign his office next November, in order to enter the race for Govern or. That's right! When a man is not satisfied with the office to which he has been elected, he should resign before asking for a better one. By so doing be will give other offleeseekers a cbnnce to come to the front. Clin ton Democrat. The Touchstone cf Democracy. The question of the democratic leadership, for VMl seems to vex the souls of many men who have not the slightest idea of supporting the par ty's candidate, whoever he may be. These meddlers and marplots are of t wo kinds republicans who begin to fear that Roosevelt is a reincarnation of Bryan, and pseudo-democrats who believe, or affect to believe, that wis dom will die with their idol. We need hardly say that the choice will not lie with these officious pa triots who, by their own account, en acted the role of Brutus in the elec tions of 1S06 and 1900. It is the merest dream to imagine that sack clot b and ashes will be the garb of the six millions who voted for the Nebrasknn in both those memorable contests. R-Uher is it to be suppos ed that this great electorate will think and act for itself. If history has any lesson on such points, we must infer that the republican party will become more republican, and that the democratic party will be come more democratic, as the years roll on. As a matter of fact, the differences between the rival organizations are congenital, and pierce to the very marrow of their being. A fanatical lover of the Hub once declared that Boston is not u place, but a state of mind. It may likewise he affirmed that republicanism and democracy are not mere badges to be worn or discarded at pleasure, but are habits of thought which draw thinkers in opposite directions, just nsthecen tripetnlnnd centrifugal forces draw material things toward or away from the earth's center. This view of the c ise is exceedingly well put by Mr. Bryan in a letter which he has re cently addressed to the New York In dependent: "The difference upon the money .qm stion among those who understood it, was not so much a dif ference of opinion as a difference of sympathies, and that difference ex ists to day as it did then." This is but another way of saying that a leopnrd is to be recognized by his un changeable spots. It is indeed perfectly true that the silver question, terribly important in itself, was but one item of a long program: for the demonetization of the white metal, stripped of all technicalities, simply stood for the capitalist's eternal hunger after the unearned increment. So, too, advo cates of a prohibitive tariff seek an unfair advantage, and lovers of gov ernment by injunction would prosti tute public powers to private ends. Between these believers in utterly op posite creeds there can be neither compromise nor reconciliation The great golf is fixed in human nature aud w ill endure to the last syllable of recorded time. The struggle of 1004 will turn upon the old issues, though they be modified as to outward form. For our own part, we care little about the personality of the demo cratic nominee, provided only that he represents the principles for which ttie party must tight, if it is to have the slightest claim to the suffrages of the American people. At thecoun-cil-bonrd of the first president there sat two masterful men who embodi ed ideas which are coeval with the race itself. Hamilton's name is synonymous with privileges and cen tralization administration, while J( -frson's renown rests upon his de fense of the many against the few. If those pre eminent statesmen should return to the land of the living, they would find no difficulty in aligning themselves on the controversies of this generation. The trimmer may perform a useful function in periods of dead calm when the ship of state is in the dol drums and therefore n eds no reso lute helmsman. It is not so when the huge craft is in the straits, men aced by breakers and storm-cloud. In that event, there is supreme need for a navigator whose vision is keen, whose nerves are of steel and whose knowledge of the chart is without a flaw. ' No fresh water sailor is to be accepted as a pilot now, nor will we have a captain who would take us to sea under sealed orders. The demo cratic party has made one voyage of that kind, and has no stomach for another. If the country prefers re publican policies, the reins of power should be entrusted to republican bands; if democratic remedies are de sired, a truly democratic doctor should be called in. Let us have no more of the quacks who give bread pills and poison by turns, without thought of the patient's disease. The practitioner of this kidney is but the undertaker's advance agent. New Orleans Times-Democrat. ft- J The strongest castle could be re. t iJ Vduced by sieee if the I garrison could he starred Fi 1 out. The strongest body r I has to give up the fiht when . starvation .weakens II it. There are more deaths from starvation than the world dreams of. When the stomach is dis JSXlSSSffsi 9 body begins to fail because of lack of Bates county, composed 01 one nutrition, and the weak body falls an member from each township. This easy victim to the microbes of disease. I , , , . , . . Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery commission should be invited to cures diseases of the stomach and other , meet with the county court at an organs of digestion and nutrition. It'eftrlJfJate ana organUe the board restores physical strength in the only I, ' , 7, . . . " possible way. by enabling the assimila tion of the nutrition contained in food. "I was sick for over three Tfrt with cntn- plication of nlomach troubles,, writes Mr. John H Canton, renulintr at J041 Arch St.. Chimijo, Illinois. "Had lord every fexA phvuenn I i knew of, a well at many patent medicine, but received only temporary renci. one lav a I friend recommended your l.oldrn Medical Pi ewerv. I immediately procured some and lie g.in ii use. Commenced to gain the first week, aud after t had taken only one bottle I could eat a well aa auy one without experiencing ill elVecta. I took five botlli-, and to-ilay am happy to announce that 1 am aa well and healthy aa a-iy one could be. 1 owe it all to Dr. fiefce's OoUIen Medical Discovery." The sole motive for substitution is to permit the dealer to make the little more prolit paid tiv tlie sale ot loss meritorious medicines, ile gains. You lose. There- fore accept no substitute for "Golden Medical Discovery FREE. Dr. Tierce's Common Sense Medical Adviser is sent free on receipt of stamps to pay expense of mailing only. Send twenty-one one-cent stamps lor tne noon in paper covers, or thirty one stamps for the cloth-bound volume, Address Dr. R. V. Pierce, Buffalo, N. Y. Choice of State Democratic Press. Tin following named are the most prominent and influential Democrat ic newspapers in Missouri that have expressed themselves in the highest complimentary terms of Sam B. Cook for Governor in 1D0I: The I'aris Mercury in Monroe county, the Columbia Herald in Koone coun ty, the Nevada Mail in Vernon couu ty, the Jefferson City State Tribune in Cole county, the Glasgow Missou rinn in Howard county, the Piatt burg Leader in Clinton county, the Kirksville Democrat in Adair county, the Moberly Democrat and the Huntsville Herald in Randolphcoun ty, the Mexico Intelligencer in Aud rian county, the Rich Hill Mining Re v'imw in Bates county, the Lamar Leader in Barton county, the Cen tralia Courier in Boone county, the Hamilton Advocate in Caldwell county, the Gallatin Democrat in Daviess county, the Warrensburg Star in Johnson county, the St. Char les Banner-News, the Camden County Rustic, Charleston Courier in Missis sippi county, the Louisiana Times in Pike county and a score of other pa pers in various parts of the state. Besides there are as many more lead ing journals that favor thecandidacy of Mr. Cook but who have refrained from mentioning any preference so far. Iu fact there is not, a Democrat ic paper of any standing in theentiie length and breadth of the state thut does not look with favor on tl e Secretary of State as the logical choice of the State Democracy. Chillicothe Constitution. To the above list the Constitution could have added such splendid in fluential Democratic papers as the Joplin Globe and Webb City Regis ter in Jasper; the Lamar Democrat iu Barton; Fulton Suu in Callawny;. Holden Enterprise in Johnson; Mary ville Democrat in Nodaway; Clinton Democrat in Henry; Marshall Index in Saline; Wnshisgton Observer in Franklin; Troy Free Press in Lin coln; Sthell Ci'y News iu Vernon; Versailles Leader in Morgan; Bowling Green Times in Pike; Stockton Jour nal and Eldorado Springs Sun in Cedar; Excelsior Springs Standard and Smithville Herald in Clay; Van dalia Leader and Forber Forum in Audrain; Harrisonville Democrat in Cass; Montgomery City Standard, Jonesburg Journal and Wellsville Record in Montgomery; Boonville Democrat and Pilot Grove Enter prise in Cooper; Farmington Prog ress in-St. Francois nnd others we canno at this time call to mind. Nevada Mail. Public sentiment enforces laws. The public roads in counties are as good as public sentiment demands. Men may howl and curse all they please about bad roads, but the proof of tbe.pndding is "Chawing the rag." The county does not have good roads because the people who make so much noise about bad roads are not really in earnest about the matter. Too many men want good roads who do not - want to spend either cash or sweat in making them. We know some farmers who have bin mud boles three months in the year in public roads, Within ten rods Of ' the resiliences,, ana uey -wonaer whv the d d road boss don't fix that mud hole." Howard Co. Ad- - t vertiser. I WORLD'S FAIR COMMISSION OF BATES COUNTY. Bates county, one of the wealthiest and most populous in the state, must be represented and have her resources suitably displayed at the World's Fair at St. Louis next year. It is going to take hard work and sys tematic effort to do this, for unless we make a creditable display, it were better that we make none. We suggest that the county court iDt a World'' Fair Comnrion tary and treasurer. The commis sion could then discuss and formulate the best methods of procedure to raise the necessary funds, gather, ! preserve and arrange the county's products for display. In appointing the commissioners the court should select the very best men, without re gard to politics, and all the citix -ns wbo hve a Pri(l9 in their county and i homes will assist in this laudable .,,i.r,,j. e P It strikes us this is the best plan to pursue, as it gives official sanction to the board of commissioners from Vie very outset. Suit Against the Governor. Frankfort, Ky., June 15. The Louisville Herald and George Riley, its correspondent, to day filed suit for u mandamus in the Franklin Cir cuit Court against Governor Beck ham and Secretary of State C. B. Hill to compel them to permit the plain tiffs to inspect the records of the Governor's office, including the par dons. Governor Beckham recently ejected Riley from the executive office and refused to permit him to see the rec ords, telling him, "When your paper sends a man to this office who will not lie and steal, he may see the rec ords." The following day Riley applied to the Secretary of State and was told that the Governor had no confidence iu him and he could not trust him with the records. Riley's offense consisted in printing the names of twenty odd alleged pardons granted by the Governor of Breathitt countv criminals, when, in fact, there were only seven pardons granted. The case will be transferred to Georgetown for immediate bearing. Former Judges of the Court of Ap peals before James D. White and George Du Relle are Riley's counsel. SKIN -TORTURED BABIES And Tired," Fretted Mothers Find Comfort in Guticiira Soap and Ointment When All Other Remedies and Physicians Fail. Instant relief nnd refreshing sleep for skin-tortured babies and rest for tired, worried motners In warm baths with Cutlcura Soap, and gentle anoint ings with Cuticura Ointment, purest of emollient skin cures, to be followed in severe cases by mild doses of Cuticura Resolvent Pills. This is the purest, sweetest, most speedy, permunent and economical treatment for torturing, disfiguring, Itching, burning, bleeding, scaly, crusted and pimply skin and scaly humours, with loss of hair, of In fants and children, as well as adults, and Is sure to succeed when all other remedies and the best physicians fail. The agonizing itching and burning of the skin, as (n eczema; the frightful scaling, as In psoriasis ; the loss of hair and crusting of the scalp, as in scalled head: the facial disfigurement, as in pimples and ringworm; the awful suf fering of Infants, and anxiety of worn out parents, as in milk crust, tetter and salt rheum, all demand a remedy ot almost superhuman virtues to success fully cope with them. That Cuticura Soap, Ointment and Pills are such stands proven beyond all doubt. No statement Is made regarding them that Is not Justified by the strongest evi dence. The purity and sweetness, the power to afford immediate relief, the certainty of speedy and permanent cure, the absolute safety and great economy have made them the standard skin cures snd humour remedies ot the civilized world. Motto ol nasi Settlement. Notice It hereby gltsa to sit nrvKton sa1 others Interested la th Ute of Robert V T I I 1 1 1 . 1 . . U.... simlDUtratrlz. ot sit mtst. intend tom.t Zr,T"mtl. "fJ BtWeo ?",,1"T', tl' oonniT, m or Hieeoun . mmhmm , Missouri, os) e imn it or animst, 1m. KI.1.KV J Wil l i i ua ' ss u - . Adminuu ru! easonable Goods. I n V Q Hay carriers and track. They K est and best ; easy to put in O easy to operate, and the price is 10 foot 30-tooth $22.00. Self dump $ the market affords. 4th of July is almost here, and you-Will want a NEW BUGGY, and we have the best line in town at prices lhat can't be touched by others. The best finished, the best built, the be6t ma terial, up-to-date in every respect. Don't fail to 6ee them, if you have any idea of buy ing a BUGGY. They will sell themselves at the price. i 3 Spring Wagons a mile and the price is away below anything in town to see it is to buy it if you want one at all. Eagle Riding and Walking Cultivators, Tongue and Tongueless, Spring Trip are as good as is made at lower prices than our competitors can offer. vjruuery aim iiaruware i J TT 1 T K AK.r SIDE 8 Ul Ul VUUUU, SQUARE. A 4o0Q0O0O06OOS0OOG0G0O0O0 rn"TUi - pi nrv wi ryii rt rn r wwvi RM I on A i mi r middUUMdlAlt DANK, lire .-eiBiaB BUTLER, CASH CAPITAL Surplus Funds and Profits, Established A. D. 18S0. Total Deposits April 15, 1903, $234,264.35. Reoelves deports, loans money, makes collections and does a general banking business. We solicit the business of mer chants, farmers stock dealers, and the public geueral y, promising them absolute security for deposits and every pos sible accomodation consistent with safe banking rules. Always have money to loan. -LHKEUTOKS: Dr. T. C. Boulware John Deerwester Dr. J. M. Christy C. H.Dutcher J. R. Jknkins Cashier. J. R. Jenkins, A. H. Owen, O. R Radford Oreo. L. Smith J. B. W ALTON Ass't. Cashier, Preaches While Asleep. Nashville, Ind., June 12. A psy chological wonder In the person of the Rev. John Cauffman has appear ed in Hamblen township, this coun ty. Mr. Cauffman is an Amish preacher and hails from Elkhart county. The remarkable thing about him is that he canuot preach unless he is sound asleep, and this singular fact has attracted the attention of the people for miles around. Mr. Cauffman will go to the church at 4 o clock in the afternoon and there, upon a cot which he has in the church, he will lie in a sound slumber until 7 o'clock, when he arises and enters the pulpit, still asleep, thecon gregation, meanwhile, having filled the church. Then he delivers a ser mon, expounding the Scripture in well chosen words, and to theedifloa tion and wonder of his hearers, often continuing his discourse for two and a half and even three hours. He uses both English and German in his preaching. . Hanged Himself As He Said. Guthrie, Ok., June 12. J. G.Ralls. of Atoka, in his address on the his tory of Choctaw courts, delivered be fore the Indian Territory Bar asso ciation recently, told of the noted suit of John M. Hodges against C. C Randall for possession of the Lehigh coal minesv C. L. Pate was attorney tor the defendant. The case went to We have the cele- bratedDiamoncL are the etronff- the barn, and right. Sulky Hay Rake only 24.00 as good as the 1 that skin our competitors 3 i and Break Pin Cultivators b 8 biuukh uiwuys cuiiipicie. 1 1 ,i NORTH O n nrsr r uu-jij-jvt nj m, uv - w . I n - 'J MISSOURI. $55,000. 9,820. Frank M. Voris, Wm. E. Walion Dr. N. L. Whipple T J. Wright. Wm. E. Walton President. the Choctaw supreme court, and Pate was so sure of e'uecess that he openly bragged that he would get a rope and hang himself if he did not win the suit. The court decided for the plaintiff, and Pate kept his word. J. A. Hale, of South McAlester, cut the rope and saved Pate's life. A Missouri Politician Dead. Greenfield, Mo., June 13 J. M. Pidcock was found, dead at his home here late this afternoon. It is possi ble that he committed suicide. - Mr. Pi dcock was a politician and at the time of his death was chairman of the Republican committee for the Sixth district and chairman of the county committee. He was one of the two Republican clerks at the last session of the legislature. The cor oner is investigating the case. No reason is given for suicide. Mother's Ear mono im arorwawa mutt tmmm mummmm m nnwr, mo m rum momrnm that com sran that TtMB SCOTT'S EMULSION murmjtm rum mm mrmmmaTM mmo moummnmmmr mo ccr pom rum wi.r op morn MOTMMamo CHILD. Send for (m Mapla. SCOTT ft BOWNE, CfctmWt, W! Ptari Street. Nn Yafc. toe. sad h jo , all draatM.