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BUTLER WEEKLY TIMES
J. D. ALLEN, Editor. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION t The Weki.t Times, publlahed every Tnmrsday. will be er.t to any address o4 rr, postage pate, tor i.oo. Tiie Missouri raffle Titiie Table at Butler Station. COBRSCTSD TIME TABLE. IOFTB SOOSD. le.o Jeplla a Sontbwrot null 1 Kx '1 am lA.u7 K.C A Ju(iliu mail 4 til'rut K:S0 p m N i K.C Ji'lm null fc.xrtea I0:tl p in K.lLocWrrU. M.llpni floats torus. Ne. VH lliiu t !tr ant I'OOl X a m SM keuit. (lt .l and KM'tvM II ' P m Jev DO kauta City limited mail lu:il p m l.rtf AL tR'.H.Mt N. t toeel Kre.KUt , yK Kan-M I Uy mock lSTtlTATK lHVIelOS. U kI II. 'I Ml. N.ttl l.oesl freight ami mixed II Warn a.U p m Mam Matai Loral freight and I'm mined ar pm I.C. i AXDRTOOBT.AIni Governor Folk granted a stay of execution to Edgar 0. Bailey, sen tenced to be Lui.gcJ in Kansas City July 1.1, to September 11th. Bailey waa convicted of murdering a non union hack driver during the etrlne iJ the hack drivers. The Kuiaz Potemkiue, the Russlun battleship which bus been held by Itei mutiuous crew for the past two weeks and spread terror throughout tha Black sea ports surrendered to the Roumeuiau nutborfcles last Saturday, who delivered it over to the Russian tleet. At Manila the sailors of the intern ed Russian squadron are reported to he la a sulleu mood and to be ex pressing sympathy for the Black Sea mutineers. A rumor that they con t;i) plated murdering their officers cauted the American authorities to pve the monitor Monadnork In C'hww proximity to the Russian war el. !jH. The Laniar lH-iuurrct advises yviung men who elect to s'.ay on the form, to buy iu1 not rent. It says, "bay some kind of a turm it you have not a rent to pay down on it. Make up your mind to hold it und do It at all hazards." That's the talk. Buy a farm and puy out some way or earoehow. Don't rent and remain a dependent. Land Increases in value with the growth of the country. In this way it will make you money. Ueeldes, you will improve your own property, while you would allow a rented place to go to rack. Judge Selden P. Spencer has been appointed receiver for the People's United Stutes Bank in St. Louis, of which E. G. Lewis was president. The liabilities of the bank are, ac cording to the bank inspectors re port ?2,5"4,74 8.0.1. The receiver was made necessary by the postoftlce department declaring a fraud order against all the bank's mail. Lewis pretended to introduce an innova tlon In banking, by having all bus! nesa transacted through the mails. He Induced parties to take stock to the amount of 2,43(3,000. Lewis was the principal borrower and he had not taken any of the stock. An attempt was made early Satur day morning by a masked band to kill the two Spaugh boys, confined in. the Iron county jail for the murder of Sheriff Pollock, several weeks ago, Tbe present Sheriff John I. Marshall was called from his bed, overpower ed the keys to the jail taken, shnn thav antarad and nraceaded la bombard the cell wherein the Spaugh boys were confined. About thirty shots in all were fired, each of the boys receiving several bullets in his legs and one was wounded In the hip When Governor Folk was notified he ordered the sheriff by wire to take tbe prisoners to St. Louis for Bate keeping and to make every effort to discover the identity of those com ioalng the mob. It appears that all that Is neces sary to scare up a scandal, is to Bug Rest and obtain an investigation In any department at Washington, and the scandal develops of any propor lions desired, bat mors often It is hard work to keep it within bounds where It can be whitewashed. The cotton leak scandal In the agricul Coral department is just now claim- loar the attention of the President ad his advisers. Edwin 8. Holmes, an assistant statistician, has been elected as the scapegoat In this case. It will do no good tor Holmes to kick, as the big fellows would sim ply overpower him, and then if he la good and bears hit disgrace grace fall he may bo given a foreign mis- eta. : ' A PROHIBITIVE TAX. The city council at Its meeting last Thursday night oaseed an ordinance taxing automobiles 50 per year and the drivers or chauffeurs f lOper year. Just why a prohibitive tax should be placed upon this class of vehicles Is incomprehensible to the average mind. The automobile has come to stay. It Is a progressive step In the advancement ot clvlliia tion and cannot be stopped by the city council of Butler. A reasonable tax assessed against this class ot property, or a moderate license t x could not be seriously objected to, but an attempt to thus legislate them out ot Butler Is going to far. The argu ment that they are liable to scare a horse occasionally does not hold good A man has the same right to invest his money In a motor car to use on the public highway, as his neighbor has to buy a spirited horse or team for the same purpose. It the eame rea eoning was carried to Its logical con clusion there would not today be a railroad run through the country, the steam threshers would not be permitted to run on the public high way. When bicycles were first Intro duced they frightened horses as bad as the automobiles do today, but now it is an exception if a horse shys at a bicycle. The National govern ment and all the different states per. mlt these motors access over their hiehwavs. All the cities permit the use ot their streets and it Is inexcus able folly tor Butler to attempt, In this roundabout way, to prohibit the use ot automobiles within the cor poration. John M. Crane a prominent Kan sas City roan went to the home ot his estranged wife on a prominent residence street in that city on Sat urday and deliberately shot her to death, while she was fleeing for her life. The murder occurred in Bight of many neighbors who were on their porches at the time. Crane's plea of suit defense is that his wife had threatened to kill him If he ever tried to talk with her. Henrietta Crane was formerly the wife of a wealthy banker at Ilarrieonville who left her a fortune estimated at $150,000. Crane married her for her money and got It. She recently sued for divorce and aeked that he be enjoin ed from disposing ot property she had deeded to him. Complete returns on the Fourth of July casualties have been collated by Henry T. Mott and St. Louis insur ance associates interested in this feature of the accident business. The figures are cited as being the moBt accurate possible to obtain from all sources of Information. The com pilation shows that throughout the United States there were 4449 per sons who received injuries sufficient to require medical attention. Of these 446 persons died. In 409 cases death was caused by tetanus. Nine ty persons had one or both eyes put out, and ten persons had their sight totally destroyed. Mr. Mott asks, "Is it worth the fun?" and says that it is time to put a check on the kind of celebration that kills and injures this many people In a single day, He argues that stringent laws should be made and enforced against the use ot dangerous toys and fireworks. Globe-Democrat. Suitable Timber. The Webb City Dally Register pays our fellow countyman the following handsome compliment: ."lt la .reported In political circles, that Jno. W. Jamison, cashier of the Farmers and Manufacturers Bank at Klcn uui, Dates county, will -be a candidate for the nomination for Secretary of State, before the next Democratic State Convention. Should this report be true it will be very gratifying to many of John's friende In this section of the state, as there is no man In the party who has been more loyal, or shown greater capacity for this position. Mr. Jamison has not only been one of the most faithful workers and leaders in the Demacratic ranks in Bates, but he is one ot the big men of the Sixth district, and nerer having aeked for a political reward, he la strong with the people, especially where he is beet known. "There is no man In the state who stands higher at hie home than John Jamison. A few years ago he was elected Mayor ol Klcn mil. by aa overwhelming majority and went out of the office without a criticism or an enemy. This is the only time he ever held an office and that came on solicited. Mn Jamison possesses ev ery qualification for Secretary of State, being recognized ae one of the finest business men in this section; besides, this part of the state la en titled to the position and his friends will no daubt be prepared to make a strong fight tor bis nomination." Sam Cook Defends His Administration. Sam B. Cook, former secretary of state, gave out a statement relative to the failure of Salmon & Salmon bank at Clinton, directed to the Kan sa City Star, in answer to a recent editorial in that paper which charged that the political pull of one ot the bank's owners protected it from in spectlon. ' The following are excerpts from Mr, Cook's able defense ot his adminis tration: "The Salmon Salmon Bank was a private bank, and the private for tunes of the owners, under the law, are liable for all the bauk suabilities. Roth Major Salmon and his brother, Doctor Salmon, enjoyed to as full ex tent as auy two citizens ot the State the confidence of bankers and busi ness men throughout Missouri, as well as of the people ot their home county. I uever at any time felt the lightest uneasiness as to the ability ot their bank to meet every obliga tion until the forgeries ot Manager Coney were made public. During the four years I was In charge ot the State Banking Department the Sal mon 4 balmon Bank was examined three times by Inspectors of the de partmentonce by Mr. George D, Biggs, in 15)01, and by Mr. C. T, Bunce, in November, 1902, and attain at the close of business December 31. lSMM, the latter examination being made Jnuary z-3, iyi)o. Acne of the examinations showed the bank to be in the least embarrassed, and the last examination showed a better condition than the two previous ones. I lie notes, many ot which have since turned out to be forgeries, were on men ol unquestioned flnan cial ability. The loans were practically equal to the deposits, the cash reserve was ample, while the surplus and undivid ed profits, with tbe capital, showed tne bank to be In sale condition. without involving the private fortune ot the owners at all. The bank only owed, according to the sworn state ment of Manager lasey, made to Mr. Biggs, on January 3, 1905, $25,000. As to the efficiency, Impartiality and integrity of the department dur ing my term of office, I challenge a comparison with any State or na tional examination made In any Commonwealth in tbe entire country. There is not a reputable banker In Missouri who will not say that the department performed its duties with absolute -fidelity, wholly free from political bias or Influence. During the tour years In which I had supervision of this Important work, Messrs. George I). Biggs, W. L. McDonald, David B. Seibert, C. T. Bunce and W. H. Reed were examin ers, with Mr. George B. Carstarpben as bank clerk. Mr. McDonald retired in 1901 and was succeeded by Mr. Bunce, and he, with the other gen tlemen named, remained with the de partment until the expiration of my term. The reflection on them, in the face of their fidelity, is infamous. No public servants were ever more faith ful to duty or discharged it with great er fidelity or impartiality. The rec ord they left won tor the department the confidence and esteem of the strongest and ablest bankers of the State. During their four years' ser vice there were only four bank fail ures, the total loss to depositors be ing less than 1 40,000. What other administration, state or national can show a better record? No law, however stringent or how ever faithfully enforced, has or can preveDt forgeryrand-forgerv cannot be detected at once. The national bank examiner In spected Blgelow's bank at Milwaukee more than a dozen times while Bige- low was carrying on his peculations, but did not discover the forged en tries which he carried for ten years. during which time he defrauded the bank of two and a half millions of dollars. The last examination, as stated, was made by Mr. Bunce, on January frand S,-1905.The report ottheex aminatlon, with others made by Mr. Bunce, was mailed to ue department at the close of the week and turned over to my successor on the Monday following, together with the reports of other examiners made during the same period. None of these reports could be examined by me, as I retired from office at noon Monday, and I never saw one of them until after the Clinton failure, when, with Mr. Bunce and Mr. Carstarphen, I went over the reports of the Salmon & Salmon Bank on file in the office of the Secre tary of State. While examining the reports of the examination of the Salmon & Salmon Bank in tbe office of the Secretary of State, on July 2, 1905, Bank Clerk Cook'e explanation tor giving the newspapers the statement that the Clinton bank had failed two years ago, and leaving the impression that the former administration was dere lict in duty In not discovering It, was that he found that the Salmon & Salmon Bank owed one of the Kan sas City banks $150,000 and held 1300,000 of the Salmon & Salmon assets as collateral. I was naturally anxious to know how this information waa obtained, and waa Informed by Mr. Cook that the examination made of tbe Kansas City bank by Examiner Reed on January 7, 1905, or fonr days after tbe Salmon! Salmon Bank examina tion, disclosed this fact. I had not h ad previous opportunity to go over tbe Salmon & Salmon report or the report cf Mr. Reed on tbe Kansas City bank. Upon examining them on July 2, 1905, I found a glaring discrepancy between the sworn state ment of Manager Carey, made to Mr. Bunce on January 3, and the report of Mr. Reed, showing an indebtedness of the Salmon & Salmon Bank to the Kansas City Bank of 1150,000. with 1300,000 of the assets ot the former bank hypothecated as collateral So. It seems that while Mr. Bank Clerk Cook was more than willing to give out the statement tothe news papers discrediting the department of which he is an important part, and doing a palpable Injustice to an ad ministration that bad made consist ent effort to strengthen the hands ot himself and his chief tor efficient service, he bad placidly sat In his of fice lor five months and permitted a bank to run whose chief officer had sworn on January 3, 1905, that the bank only owed $25,000, when the examiner of another bank only four days later showed that the Clinton bank owed f 150,000, and that the assets of the bank to the amount of 1300,000 had been hypothecated to secure the Indebtedness. STORM WIPES OUT WHOLE TEXAS TOWN. Every Building Including School' houses and Churches, Is Reported Leveled. Fort Worth, Texas, July 11. In a message received by the secretary of the board of trade from Cashier E N. Miller ot the Whitt (Texas) bank, that town is reported visited by a terrific storm at 5 p. m., July G. It Is stated that all buildings are down including school houses and churches The citizens were on the public square holding a mass meeting for a railroad bonua, and to this fact that there was no loss of life in falling buildings is attributed. Whltt is a town of several hundred Inhabitants. The loss Is estimated at many thousands. Crops and fruit are entirely gone and farmers are ruined. A relief party will likely go from here. TEXAS CROPS Bl'FKER FROM RAI.V. Dallas, Texas, July 11. An unpre cedented rainfall last night and to day generally over northern Texas did heavy damage to railroad road beds and to cotton and corn crops, The precipitation was several Inches at many points. Wear Twenty Dollar Bills as Badges. Washington, July 10. Washing ton Elks to the number of 150 ac companied by the wives ot many ot the delegates, left here yesterday over the Baltimore and Ohio rail road for the nineteenth annual re union ot the order in Buffalo. Each delegate wore two badges on the lapel ot his coat, one a crisp f 20 bill of the 1905 series, which has not yet been put into circulation, and the other an order badge. I Thomas Hqjley it waa, who described the brain, perfect logic engine, work ing without friction, without fret and with out fear, with tbe strain equally divided. The question then becomes. says Dr. Pierce, ."how to. ran .this engine without blowing up the boiler, without accident, nd without sending the locomotive to the repair shop. An ignorant man cannot run an engine ; neither can a man over-work his brain unless he observes certain lawa of health without meeting with some dis. aster." If the engine is properly oiled and cared for it wiU last a great many years, nd in the tame way if the human mechan ism is properly looked after it will last the Hotted three score and ten year. Aa civilization progresses, the draft on the brara and nerves increases, but no class of work burns np blood as fast as brain work. Hard work confined to shop or office, with out the invigorating air and sunshine be comes 'the pace that kills.' Remember this, that our bodies will not stand the strain of ever-work without good, pure blood any more than the engine can run smoothly without oil. After many years of study in the active practice of medicine, Dr. K. V. Pierce fonnd that when the stomach was out. of order, the blood impure and there were symptoms of gen. erai break-down, a tonic made of the altera tive extracts of certain herbs and roots was the best corrective. This, he called Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery. Being made without alcohol, this 'Medical Dis covery helps the stomach to assimilate the food, thereby curing dyspepsia. It is especially adapted in diseases attended with excessive tissue waste, especially in convalescence from the various fevers, whether of a malarial or typhoid character. Dr. Pierce's Common Sense Medical Adviser ia sent on receipt of at one-cent stamps for the paper-covered book, or ji stamp for the cloth-bound. Address Da K. V. Pierce, Buffalo, N. Y. HsUos of final SetUemsnt. Nottoa Is hereby given to all creditors sad then is terMt ed In th cataU of T . W . W addox deeeawd, that I, Chas. W, Maddox Adminls vets sf said state, in tend U max taal settle ment thereof, at the next term f tha Bate Const Probate Court, la Bates eonaty, Stats ef MlMonrl. to be held at Butler, tiiuiiwi. am thsUthdayaf AagastlWo. -' CHAS. W. ADDOX, n M Find Missouri Fanner in Held With Throat Cut. Hannibal, Mo., July 10. William McCann son ot J. P. McCann of West Gordon street, this city, who resides with his wife and two children near Hatch, in Balls county, waa found near his home yesterday morning with his throat cut. He died at an early hour this morning. Whether It was snicide or murder is not known. Tbe victim had been missing from home since last Thursday. GOOD THINGS It the RIGHT PRICE. You will find them at Cable & Groves. "We haye just received a new shipment of Per fection flour 'Kansas Hard "Wheat' there is none better. We- also have Kansas Shorts . and Bran. "We have everything kept in a first class grocery. Our stock of shelf hard ware U complete. See us for 4th of July good Candies and fruits. We want your Pro duce, Cash or Trade. GET OUR PRICES. CABLE & GROVES. Phone 13. BUTLER, MO. JUST M1VE1 ! Plenty of rain "which Insures a good crop of corn," all i that WehavMl'ebsfc'TidHmftriw. Xnmoly; T7nftBfcr PriHH and the Deer$ and Bradley Sulky and Gang Plows. You will also need a lot of new wagons to handle the big crop of corn that is growing, and we have the kind you need as they are the best on the market. We handle the Peter Schuttler, Mitchell and Moline. Can you find anything that will beat them? WE HAVE A LARGE STOCK of Harness, Builders and shelf Hardware, Stoves and Barb Wire, Nails, Screen Door etc. Also the best selected IS stock of Groceries. Flonr. Feed. Qupphswa pin In TWna county and our price Is as low as the lowest. We also wish to call the ladies attention to the finest line of White China Dinner ware ever brought to Butler. It will match any piece of White Havlland you may have and the price Is about one half that of Havlland. We carry this pat tern In open stock and can sell you anything you may want from a teacup to a full dinner set. We also have a large stock of decorated china dinnerware, Chamber Seta, Glass , e ware, etc. Remember we buy all kinds of country produce and pay the highest market price In cash as well as trade. And It you will drive right np to our store when you some to town, yon can depend on being treated right. Thanking you for past trade and soliciting a continuance of aame, we are it DENNETT-WHEELER MERC. CO. il A P. S.-We have a large lot ana. we wans to seu at jlpepartaent Store building. Married But One Woman is Charged With Bigamy. Macon, Mo., July 10 Albert Her ring ot Brookfield, Linn county, was arrested here to-day on the charge ot bigamy. Herring waa married on May 3, 1905, to Mabel Eldridge, who the state charges, was the wife of a farmer residing In Linn county. Herring protests that he has mar ried only one woman, he acted with in the law. He lain jail here. Pro ceedings have also been Instituted against the woman. 8 Ranges, American XMd Fence, !! !! !! n !! n !! !! Youra Truly, . i of first-class shelving, counters, i once. Same can be seen at - Aonunismisr.