THIS BUSY MOHTH OF JUN
WILL SOON PASS INTO THE
To make a good finish we will make some special prices.
GOOD ONLY FOR ONE WEEK.
SPECIAL No. 1.
Ladies Turnover Collars
A big lot of ladies turnover
collars always sold for S i 10c
Special tor the wek
SPECIAL No. 2
Ladies Stock Collars
A choice reliction of stock col
lars always sold at 25 to 48c
Special jrice for this week
SPECIAL No. 3
White Silk Belts
Latest styles, strictly new, just
opened np, good HOc value and
always sold at that prioe
Special tor the week
SPECIAL No. 4.
1 Fancy Sun Bonnets
We have a nice line fancy sun
bonnets extra well made, choice
fiat terns, some trimmed with
n others with taucy pleated
ruffles, all worth 25 to U5o
Special price for the week
ONLY 1 9c,
THIS WEEK IN
Eggs Taken Same as Cash.
Wanted Bright, honest young
man over 18 from Butler to prepare
for position In Government service
Good pay and chance for promotion
Address immediately W. Box one.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 32 4t
Who said any thing about it being
Clinton is to have a street fair next
week. The fair will be under the
management of the Alamo company.
Superintendent Ives examined fifty
Ave teachers for certificates on Fri
day and Saturday of last week.
Several were examined in Warrens
burg, where they are attending sum
mer school and the papers forwarded
to Prof. Ives.
Jefferson City, Mo., June 27. Gov.
1 l A t A. .1
ion by Frederick X. Judaon, an at
torney of St. Louis, holdlug the
governor has authority to order out
the state militia to execute the laws
when a sheriff refuses to do so.
An exchange says: The Kansas
wheat field farmers are working
harvest hands early and late. They
are observing the eight hour day out
there, eight hours before dinner and
eight hours after. They work a fel
low so long that when he starts to
bed he meets himself coming to
Mrs. J. A. Trimble, In honor of hi r
guest, Miss Maud Smith of St.Louis,
invited a select party to an afternoon
picnic at the Welton lake, on last
Friday. A six o'clock dinner was
served in the boat house pavil
ion, after which such Innocent games
as "blind man's buff", "Drop the
handkerchief", "Crack the whip"
"Rush the growler" etc. were enjoyed
Everybody had a "bully good time"
or seemed to.
Every one who can is packing up
and going off to some watering place.
Our arduous duties are such as to
preclude us from . attempting these
little diversions, but we can go down
to Mound branch and sit )n the
shade and shoot frogs and imagine
we have had a summer's outing,
What's the diff. We have joined
Bro. Moore's "don't worry" club.
An Iowa man has discovered that
the reason why cherry trees bear
abundantly every other year is that
when picking the fruit the buds for
next year are palled off with the
terns. He says it Is the only fruit
that is so affected by the careless
pulling of the stems. Last year J
clipped all his cherries off with a pair
of scisBors and he will have a large
yield this year.
A man la a neighboring town re
marked the other day: "If ths news
paper man kaewhow many knocks he
gets he would adopt another calling."
"Bat," says the Windsor Review,
"the newspaper man does know and
has learned to expect it. The news
paper man who la a successful editor
la cordially hated by every lawbreak
er and swindler, every penny-pinch
log knocker on progress, and every
' bypoerite In his town and locality.
inaney ruiKerson nas been ap
pointed official court stenographer
for the 17th district by Judge Brad
ley. Mr. Fulkerson held a similar
place under Judge Graves during his
six years term. He is one of the
most efficient stenographers In the
state, and Judge Bradley can be con
gra tula ted on securing him.- He will
move his family to Warrensburg.
The United States Circuit conrt cf
Appeals has awarded John Perry
$14,000 against the owners of La
Bonrgogne, the steamship which
went down July 4, 1897, for the loss
of his wife and four children. Mrs
John Perry and her four child
ren, Sadie and Florence, twins 20
months old; Albert, 11 years, and
Florence 4 years old, lost their Uvea
on the 111 fated steamer. It was
planned to spend the summer abroad
ana on tneir return toe lamuy was
to occupy "Elmhurst," and elegant
new hor.e at Broadway and Thirty'
sixth street,' which Mr. Perry was
preparing tor them. Mr. Perry
Omened "Elmhurst according to
the original plana, but never occupied
the mansion. He sold the house in
1900 to G. W. Megeath for 170,000,
As a memorial to his wife and
children Mr. Perry erected a $40,000
home for orphan boys on Westport
avenue. This institution is known
as the Perry Memorial Orphan Boy's
home, a charity in which lira. Perry
had been an active worker, s
Judge X. M. Bradley, of the 17th
circuit, called a special grand jury at
Warrensburg on last Monday to in
vestigate alleged attempts at bribery
and perjury in the ease ot Paul and
Hiram Hyatt, who were sentenced
Friday to ten years in the state pris
on tor the murder ot Herbert Martin,
December 24, 1904, In a church yard
in Columbus township. It is report
ed that five of the jurort who sat in
the case have admitted to Prosecu
tor Cockrell and Attorney James A,
Kemper, who assisted in the prosecn
tion ot the Hyatt boys, that they
had been approached on Thursday of
last week, after it was known that
they would be members of the jury,
by friends ot the Haytt boys, and of
fered money to bring in "the right
kind of a verdict."
One juror, a farmer in Post Oak
township, has stated, it is alleged,
that he was approached by a well
known stock buyer, whose name the
officers wish withheld for the present,
and offered a Bum of money to haug
the jury. The juror, who was at
work In his field, refused. After some
argument the alleged briber stuffed
the money Into the pocket ot the
farmer's overalls. He handed it
back, and tbey walked to the farm
er's home together. The stockman
was again insistent, and finally, it Is
said, placed the money behind the
wainscoting In the kitchen.
The farmers are busy in this local
ity trying to tree the corn from
Some are grumbling because we
h id too much rain and some not
enough. But what's the use of growl
lng, our Master cannot please every
Wheat and oat harvests are here,
and keeps our farmers busy.
Several of our neighbors attended
the Masonic picnic at Johnstown
Saturday and reported a delightful
time. The Ballard and Spruce base
ball teams played a match game In
the evening. Ballard boys won the
p -ize, a base ball and bat. The score
wis 17 to 19 in favor of Ballard.
Rev. Inichlan filled his appoint
ment at Oak Hill Sunday morning
and evening with a large congrega
tion. We are glad to see that Rev.
nichian takes so much interest in
the young people, especially the
young men. If they would all take
advice of his sermon Sunday night,
they would certainly be on the right
Mrs.L.D.Buck of FortLupton.Col.,
is visiting her parents and relatives
in this community.
Chris Greer has furnished his reel
donee with a new roof, also T. H,
Lynch has given his house a fresh
coat of paint.
Mrs. L. C. Redford is on the sick
list at present.
Miss Clara Greer and her Grand
mother Evans are visiting in Bar
ton county this week.
Mrs. Georgia Hendrix has been em
ployed to teach the Wemont school
this coming Tall.
Our road boss has made the bridge
norm 01 town in gooa condition.
Collie Broomneld while cutting
wheatlagtweek had- the misfortune
of quite a runaway; but little dam-
We were informed that Mrs. W. S
Hurt received sad news of her
mother s death, Mrs. Snow of Colum
b a, Ky., last week.
Rev. Cowan's two sons of Spruce
visited at W. A. Vest last week.
There will be an old time Sunday
scnooi picnic at walnut Grove July
lo. All come and bring well filled
Lonnle Rich of Adrian visited at W
A. Vest Sunday.
James Mosher sports a new buggy
of late, look out girls we'll see who
gets to initiate it.
C. E. Greer and family visited out
in tne country bunday. Fat.
4th at Peru.
The patriotic people of Lone Oak
and adjoining townships will cele
brate the 4th of Jnly at Peru. This
1b an ideal spot for a picnic, cool and
inviting shade, pure spring water on
the ground. The committee on ar
rangemente will look well to thecom
tort and convenience of all visitors
Col. Silas W. Dooley will deliver
patriotic address. A big time is in
sured to all and a cordal invitation
is extended to every citizen of Bates
CHANGE IN SCHOOL BOOKS.'
County Superintendent of Schools,
Prof. A. L. Ives, has Issued a circular
to the school boards and, teachers of
tne Bates county, wherein ne author
ises that the books now in use in our
schools under the law ot 1897, be
continued In nee tor a period ot two
years from September 1st, 1905, with
the following exceptions:
Steps In English, Book I, to be sub
stituted tor DeGarmo's Language
Books I and II.
8teps in English, Book II, to be
substituted lor Patrick's Grammar.
Spencer's Practical Writing to be
substituted for the Natural Vertical
Goff and Mayne'a First Principles
of Agriculture for such schools as de
sire to pursue that subject Eggles
ton's New Century History for aucb
schools as do not wish to use Shinn'e
These changes, which are hereby
authorized and prescribed, shall go
Into effect, and the books named be
Introduced, at the next session tor
our schools, and the said books with
those now in use In the other branches,
shall constitute the legally adopted
books lor a period of time extending
to September 1, 1907, and condition
ed on the new books being supplied
In accordance with the proposition
submitted by the publishers.
There is really only one change
made in the list ot tsxt books now in
use in the schools ot this county,
that Is in ths Language and Gram
mar series. There has been such uni
versal objection to the three books
now in use, that it was thought best
to exchange them tor a good two
All old books continued In use In
the schools by this adoption will be
supplied by the publishers to local
dealers at the same old contract
price. The same old retail price will
be given to the pupils.
Give Their Descriptions.
Hereafter any person wishing to
hunt off his own premises must first
otlfy the County Clerk ot the color
of his hair and eyes, name, age place
ot residence and post office address,
according to a notification received
by County Clerk John F. Herrell
from J. H. Rodes, State Game
Rodes sent a circular letter to all
County Clerks In the State telling
them that he had ruled that all
hunters must have licenses, whether
in the county of their residence or
any other, all constructions of the
new game law to the contrary not
The law provides, said Rodes, that
everyone must have a license and
must carry it with him so as to be
able to produce it at the demand ot
any deputy game warden he might
The license is not to be transferred
Woe will it be the lot of fhe red-hair
ed man who has in his possession the
license of a gray haired individual,
whose dercrlption will be kept on file
n the County Clerk's office for ret
Violation of the law, which went
into effect Jnne 17th is to be punish
ed by a fine, the minimum -of which
Is f 2o and the maximum $100.
ANOTHER HORSE THIEF.
Sheriff Morris Adds One More
To His Already Good
Floyd Thomas and GeorgeyDudIey
bought horses at Rockville the last
ot the week. While shipping them
through Rich Hill, J. C Griggs rec
ognized his horse, that bad been
stolen a day or two before Thomas
and Dudley purchased the horse of
Jack Ooley, the liveryman at Rock
vllle, and Mr. Ooley claimed to have
purchased the horse of John Kossett
a step eon of Griggs?
Sheriff Morris had his deputy
Dennis Miller, go out to where Kos
sett was working, south-east of Rich
Hill and arrest him on Monday
Having disposed of all my Bates county real estate except
ing the following pieces will sell any one on a small cash pay
ment, balance long time at 6 per cent interest Will take
are instantly relieved, and perfectly
neaiea, oy cucuens Arnica Halve.
Bivenbark, jr., ot Norfolk, Va,
writes: 1 burnt my knee dreadful!
that it blistered all over. Bucklen
Arnica Salve stopped the pain, and
bet led it without a scar." Also
neais wounds ana sores. 25e
Frank T. Clays, druggist. .
Scvolatioa Immlaeat ,
A sure sign of. approaching revolt
and serious trouble in year system
is nervousness, sleeplessness, or
stomach upset. Electric . Bitters
will quickly dismember the trouble
some causes. It never falls to tone
the stomach, regulate the Kidneys
and Bowels, stimulate the Uver, and
clarify the blood. Run down systems
benefit particularly and all the usual
attending aches vanish under its
searching and thorough effective
neat. Electric Bitten Is only 60c.
and that la returned if it don't give
perfect satisfaction. Guaranteed by
ACHES 5 miles southeast of Butler, Summit township,
X mile east of Black school house. No improvement
except fence, all in fine blue grass pasture, was never
cultivated, native soil. Think of ths corn and hogs it
would raise. Ought to pay tor itself in three year.
Eeach 80 has everlasting supply ot water.
Price $40 per acre.
ACRI3, 5 miles northeast ot Butler, Summit towushlp.
Good fi ve room 1 story frame house, small barn, orch
ard, good water, fine shade trees, weU fenced, part
tame pasture and meadow. Fine outside cellar and
smoke house. Prioe $45 per acre.
Racirlon rn 00 Vwt F Scot reet n Two story
ncSIQcilCO modern frame seven room residence, known a
Freeman house, substantially built, lot 75x150, close
to High School and depot One ot best residence dis
tricts in city.
Address E. D- KIPP.
200 Bryant Building,
KANSAS CITT, MO.
We have a stock ot
Suitable for either kiud ot
weather. We have bought
too heavily and have a
LARGE STOCK which
must be thinned out.'
OUR PRICES TALK.
SEE OUR WINDOWS.
' ELLIS & GAINS
Butler - Mo.
Gem City Business Colleae.
Write today for our beautiful 64-
page Illustrated Catalogue FREE.
It contains school room views, groups
of students, portraits of students in
positions, testimonials, specimens of
penmanship, graduating class and
list of 1400 students in attendance.
This elegant Catalogue also con
tains rates of tuition, cost of books,
beard, etc., with much valuable in
formation for young persons deslr
ous ot preparing for a situation as
stenographer or bookkeeper Address
u. Li. MUSSULMAN, Pres't.
33 8t Quincv. Illinois.
J. J. Messlnger claims to hats a
hsn that laid two eggs in one tight
recently. Ben Robertson does aot
think the feat ao remarkable wheat)
has only one hen and gather pfor
eggs every day.
A Hume woman suggest that the
ladies organic a cemetery lot prove.
ment society, and take up the work '
of beautifying the Hum cemetery.
One ot the proposed Improvements la
to gravsl or macadem the mala
driveways and keep the grass do va
close. Each lot owner will be expect
edto clear off his plat and haulaway
the sticks, Btones and day. It's a
shame to lay oft a burying groaae!
and then let the weeds and snake
take it. We hope this Buggestlot
may taks some definite shape; be put
to practical use. Let the ladles try
their hand. The ladies have as or
ganisation of this kind at Butler, and
it has proven a great success.
The little Howerter boy, reported
critically ill with tetanus last week.
Is about the same this ( Friday)
morning. One day he is better and
ths next he is worse. However, while
life remains there Is hope. He may
New Black Smith Shoj.
H. Stanly, who has recently spent
five years in the blacksmith and wood
work business in Snrlncrflald. Ifn
has rented the John Pyleehop, south-!
west corner of the square, whereat
invites a trial. He makes a specialty
at horse shoeing, of which be claims
to be expert. All work satisfactory
or money refunded. 34-1 tn
Threshing coal at Hunt' bank at
T cents per bushel.
If You want Bee
supplies, come to the
factory at Adrian.
North Side. Main st
A. J. LEN7Z
HARVEST IS HERE
And so we are willing to pay the highest
market price for Grain, Hay and Field
seeds. Our facilities are the best for
handling your grain loose or sacked.
1500 new sacks added to our stock of
sacks for this year. If you have wheat"
- td deposit try our "Turkey Patent" the
best hard wheat flour in town. Call and
see us and we assure you we will try to
prove worthy of your patronage. ,
I PEOPLE'S ELEVATOR CO..
; Phone 139. .. IBUTLEB, MO. P
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