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VOL. XXXI BUTLER, MISSOURI; THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, IH( 9 11 Virginia. Aaron has been reading J. N Sharp' articles In the bewoernt. and It calls to mind sometbiug that bap- yeueu. curing tue war our com cd was ordered from Mnrfr-os-boroto Shelby vllle to drive an av a lot or 1 enneese soldi .rs. They were returning across tbe Dutch river bridge. The river was up Our ar tillery knocked one ol tbe leading teams hauling artilleries on the end 01 tbe bridge, whicb blocked the bridge. The men plunged into the river. Many lost lives lu the river. Oar command stayed there teu weeks The Tennessee boys were good on the run, especially when the North era Cavalry boys were after tbeni with drawn sabers and all yelling at, tbe top ot their vole. We, were there In blackberry time and lived well, the people treated us kindly, we thought It a good country to live In. Fred Dryedale, who spnt a week with his grandparents, . W. Fark, returned to bit? home, at Braymer last Friday. i t n- i a r. ,. J. ao.es i. none, or uurilugton, in., celebrated his birthday New ar'i with his parents, C. W. Wolfe d wife, and helped devour tbe big dinner they had prepared for him. freauraden and family returned from Henry county, Mo , last week, they had been visiting Mr. Braden's parents Mrs Thomas Huffman returned home last week from Oklahoma, where she had spent several weeks with her parents, A. L. Porter and wife. Mrs. John Huffman, of Butler, tpent last week with ber sons, John and Thomas. - Maxwell Park, who has been at tending school at Warrensburg for some time, spent the holiday, at home. He says there has been no changes In Park Town, but over along Mulberry Creek the change Is wonderful and beautiful. Miss Cathlyn Coulter, ot Butler, spent last week visiting with her friend Miss Mary Allen. Prof. Geo. K. Green spent tbe lat ter part of last week visiting old friends In this vicinity. A large nttmher of tbe Virginia joang people were delightfully en tertalned at the home ot Mr and n n n n fi fv IT ami LowMero. Co Mrs. W. W. Park FrldaT nlaht. Jan let. Miss Elsie, Helen and Maxwell I'arfc at home soendlnir their vaca tion, and a fine time was report" 1 by aa prevent. The school children are all In school till week Mis Elsie, Helen ana .Maxwell fun have returned to Warrensburg ami V jluey McFaddeu to loinmutu. Miss Effie Fumjincr, of Cass Co. tame uowu iMi Wednesday am spent a few dajs visiting her uucls, r a. famuiiuerand other friends. Mrs B. F. Jenkins, who has Uie.i visiting at her old home la West Virginia since last fall, expected to start on her journey home the 7th, but word reached us that she hau the misfortune (it lulling U3 we.'k and breaking her hip bone. It was a great shock to her many friends here, who bad expected to see her home in a short time Those from a di-tance who attend ed the social at Will Park's New Year's night were: Francis Steele and a friend from Hntler, Floyd and ueasa Park, of Elkhart, Geo. K Green and J. I Wolfe. Dr. Smith tells us that Joe Whin- ery. Jr., had a nice little boy come to nis nome last wtek. Mrs. Wblnerv Is cariog for the little boy till he gets able to go out In the buggy. Aaron and bis better bait went to see Joe Wblnerv Monday of this week. We found him poorly, yet he has hope ot getting up again. His condition looks bad. He Is very weak He talks strong for a while and then his voles weakens. His two daughters will be here this week, Sadie from Colorado and Jennie from Oklahoma. Mr. Whlnery .has lived in Bates Co. 40 years. He Is now 66 years old. He loves to have his old uoiirhbors come In to see him In his affliction. Marriages in 1008, 7; deaths 8, grown persona. Marriages In 1907, 4 Deaths 8, grown persons. John Sparks expects to go to Okla homa soon to take a look at the country. Charley Warner and wife were call ed to Ponca, Oklahoma, last week to ?e his wife's sister. She died last Saturday night. Hef body was ship ped to Northern Mo. for burial. Mrs Warner went with the body to the Watch this paper for the announcement of our lYILEtltt In Next Weeks Issue piaceoi Dariai, ner old borne. Mr. Waroergot home Monday afternoon G. W Park & Son have tor sale '2 Duroc Jersey sows bred for early far row; some good gilts that can be bivd. a few males and a nice bunch of st ick shoats. mostly barrows weight lO'iUt II V 11)8 Dave Nb( (erode left with the house hold goods m inday before Christ tun i'lid S-lls . fr with the families ii Christmas f.r New Mexico, where hey h.-ive taken claims Cbarley M Trl-Tj went there Inst summer. I fin C'n:f rt, M'irtou Jerkins and Frank Mitchell, Den Comfort's son- lw wlil leave the Inst of this month. The f -ur will form quite a colony there from Chariots township Aaron. Foster Notes. The medicine show has come'and gone. Miss Addin Rowland returned to her home In Rich Hill Sunday. D. II Arbogast went to Pleas nntqn, Kansas, Thursday on bust ness A H. Lloyd went to Butler Sun day. Miss Nellie Shumate returned home Sunday from Pleasanton, Kansas. Tom Badgett and wife returned Saturday from a visit In Ottumwa, Iowa The Con O'Brtne Milling Company is turning out some fine chop and meat. Topsy came home Thursday to spend New Years with home folks, returned to Kansas City Sunday. J. 11. Fenton and wife ot Dorden. III., are visiting their daughter, Mrs. Guss Trussell, and friends around Foster. Those returning to school Sunday were Misses Frauds Campbell. Eula James, Haul and Nellie Bowman and Robert Grant and Fred Bell. Misses Maggie McCann and Wlllla Darr returned Sunday, after a ten days vacation, to' commence their schools the New Year. Dr. Marshall and bride returned from St. Louis Thursday and will "ominenee house keeping on Qnaltty Hill. May prosperity and hamtness be theirs through Jlfe! Dinah East Lone Oak. Rev. Sutor filled his regular ap pointment at the church last Sunday morning. The MiKsee Jessie Caeslty and Annu Bard visited Miss Kate Walker re cently. The McKenna children spent the holidays wltn relative In Kansas School commeuced Monday alter a week's vacutiou for tbe holidays miss Laura Dugan visited tis Thomas Wednesday of last week. There were quite a number of the Families or Ibis neighborhood invited to tne J. W. McGaughey horn for a o:g dinner tne day before ew ear's Judge Brown siiys.if he trets nianv moresucn dlnuers. he Is anttouet Joe rutor returund to his home in Butler from a week's stay at the J W. Tboruus house. J. W. Thomas Is visiting his sister. Mrs Maggie Rogers, of near Bron- son, Kansas, i r a U w days. Jack Carpenter and family ar vis iting his sister, Mrs. Sharod, In Okla homa at this wilting. Born, to Mr. and Mrs S N Ison, Dec 24. a girl. Also to H. H. Evil aiur and wito, a girl, Jan. 1. Mrs V lea Gough entertained the following company for dinner Sun day: Mr aud Mrs. Barton, Mr. and Mrs FrajikNJilankeu baker and family and Rv. Sutor. Miss Edua Thomas, of the Double Branch neighborhood, spent Satur day night with Miss Myrtle Thomas, of this neighborhood. E E Eckles has bought a driving horse. Clyde Harpjr returned to Kansas City last Monday to resume his school duties. Clarice, Leroy and Molly Baker, ot Kansas City, spent the holidays with their parents, Mr, and Mrs. Geo Baker. ' " Miss Mabel McConnell spent last Wednesday night with MIbb Minnie McCaughey. E S. Requa Is having his hedges cut, north or Jack Carpenter s. Pussy Willow. Star items. Grandpa Keeble moved in with his son Jim Keeble on the W . M. Searfus place last week. Mr. Mustard moved on the J. 0. Rogers farm last week. L. Y. Thomas killed hogs last Wednesday. Quite a number of the young folks gathered (it Frank HlmirbH to a pie and pound supper on Inst .Thursday night. Had a pleasant time watch ing the New Year in and the Old Year out. Laverue Silvers from Kanens Is visiting old neighbors and friends around Star. lie tmd his cousin, Home Daniels, are now visiting at Hume with their cousin, Miss I'rlca UauleU. Wm. Searfus completed their new boiiSR last week. Miss Ernly Gonph. from Summit, Is visiting wnh her cousins Messrs Sear fuses. Southwest Summit. The holidays have come and gone. Everyone had a big dinner aud re ceived their share from Santa. Whoever saw such fine weather? We Imagine we are In California. The young folks held a social at Charlie iurpln s on Thursday eve to wath the old year out and the new one In. Candy making, poplngcorn, etc., passed tbe time away nntll the exact minute, when the dinner bell sent Its chimes out to herald theglad news that 1909 had arrived. TheBratton family, who have been spending the holidays with relatives, returned to their home in Kansas on Tuesday. A new pump has been put In on the school ground. Now, it some of the fences were fixed and some other changes made, we would be ready to discuss anything on the list, as our State Supt. has suggested. X Ballard Notes. A Johnstown troupe Dlaved "Tompkin's Hired Man" to a full house at Fairvlew school house Sat urday night. Ura. J. Kedlgh visited home folks In Appleton City last week.- J. W. Allison and family of Butler visited at tne nome of J. a. Hays the last of last week. Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Keirsev enter tained a party of their young friends Wednesday evening, Dec. 30. In hon or of Misses Maggie Morlan and Adel Henderson of Urtch. Belle. The Grand Lecturer. ILnnta E Voarelsanir. of the Grand Chanter of Royal Arch Masons of Missouri, will be In Butler on Friday and Satnr- day, the 15th and 16th of January, to give Instructions to the officers of Miami Chapter and to any others, who may be willing to attend. Mr. Vogelsang visited our town a little over a year ago and made a srreat many friends here .especially among O. E. lolbiii, The Successful Auctioneer Does the leading Auction business in Southwest Missouri. Can sell your prop erty for more than anyone. Is educated for the fine points of the business. Is a graduate of the lend ing Auction schools of the U.S. A member of the Internation al and President of the Missouri Auctioneers" Associnlion. MakesVmore sales than all the auctioneers of Bates county combined. Can make you from $200 to $1000 on your sale. It always pays to have the best. Send for Free Circular on how to arrange for and advertise a sale. Terms reasonable. Claim your dates early. Call on or Address Me at Amoret, Mo. Phone Np. 36. C. E. Robbins, TROUBLE ON THE DITCH. Dynamite Placed in Rock Fails to Explode, and Location is Lost. Some trouble has arisen on that part of the dfltiuuee ditch, east of raplnvllle, between the county court and Sub-Contractors Wills & Sous. 1 It appears that considerable rock Las beeu left lu the channel of the ditch, although the ditch has been completed some distance beyond that point, aud the comity court is ! very wisely insisting that he ditch be completed ns they go along. The i trouble, as near as we can gather It, Is about as follows. When the rock i was reached, about seventy holes were drilled aud dynamite placed ' therein. Thtlr electric firing ma- chine has a capacity of about 18 hole. All seventy holes were joined up, and an attempt was made to shoot them all at once aud onlv about 18 were exploded, and the con nection ou the otiiers lost under mud and water. Now, as we unckretand, it Is extremely hazurdous to iro to drilling in that rock with about liity-; two cnarges of dynamite stu-k around therein. The court, of course, Is not responsible for mistakes or ac cidents of the contractors and uiitur aily expecJs those gentlemen to li- ure out their own problems Ihe'"- court will probably refuse to pay any i Bond o' Ch-s. Link ns v.roner more money on this coniractuntil ! l,.v th court ex unlnc l and app'ov the rock Is removed. Judge Hydeid. went to the sc. ne of trouble on Mon-1 m-. i day with chief Engineer Beii. The Marriage Licenses. iuui uuiiu iiib douu Ol r OiJliev a. Sons, original contractors, and Is not wnrrvltlir allnllt tho . final nntr.nma The judges si eak verr hMv uf ilm I manner In which Messrs Fooh. v have done their work and the dis position they show to do the right things at all tunes. We acknowledge a pleasant cull fr m Frank E Bratton In company with M. A. Carroll, ou Saturday. Mr Bratton went to Stafford. Kansi.s about nine years ago aud has pro. pered. Last ear h raised and mar keted about 4000 bushels of wheat Mr. and Mrs. Bratton spent the holi days with her mother, Mrs. Adam Brlxner and Bister, Mrs. M. A Car roll. This is their first visit to their old home since they moved. Mr. Bratton is well pleased with Kansas. They returned home this week. Two young men, patient at the btate Hospital lor tbe Insane at Ne vada, Mo., V alter Hart, formerly of this city, and a younir man whose home Is In Harrlsonvllle, made their escape from the asylum early Mon day morning and started to walk to their respective homes Having only one outfit of clothing between t hem, they divided this as nearly equal us possible and presented a pitiable ap pearance when Intercepted by Mar shal Benefleld at Rich Hill, who held them nntll the proper authorities arrived from Nevada and took them back. Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Eggleeon. But ler Route No. 6, returned home last Wednesday night from a two weeks' visit with the families of thelrdaugh ters, Mrs. C. G. Porter, ofLawton, Okla., and Mrs. Bnd Barr, of Hast ings, Okla. They report a delightful visit, during exceptionally fine weather. They saw a bis scope of Oklahoma, from automobile driven over fine roads. They were well pleased with tbe country, and Mr Eggleson said about the only seri ous objection was their long distance from Butler. They raised good corn mm4 Court Proceedings. Court met In regular srsnlou Janu ary 5, 1909 Members present as follows: H F lltirper. Presiding Judgt; L S. Paddock ud A. I. Hyde, Assi ii,i( .in lu ,1 . ft ul l'K'k, Sheriff, and r !i Wicks, dun- tyCleik. Ihe following proceedings were had: Assessment Tor nixes of 190S on 'lots 12 and 1 In .Ukesoi.V lWk ; add reduced f',7ii '73 00 in ".".00 j E B. Borr' tiotlne.i to InNpect ! and make esflt. Vor brl-ige across i L st Branch tnne flrta' KjuHfH.y be- Assessment for nixes of lots 12 and 11) in A .kn tweeti 1 1 and 1 2 10; sch orth and south iu tottnsuip 'why 9. Bates county, Mo. o Assessment for 19i" ou the hit o eHt of Mechanic yS block two, Harper's dd and bX 5 "T V DeiU M. (irttee, reduced fro"U ,W)0 toJM40. Tim ohy Fonhey A Suis main Htci r, rto.'l to S27 less 10 per cent ..'1.74ii 09 Ttn.-.itliy I'ool'-ey due on 10 per rent of Main I'ikeh m et t!t Son balance r t'i:ie.l on sec 1 ol error June ;t. 190N, 174 S7 A 11. .VctMiliaais Mlama Lateral sv 19H-21." len 10 per cent retained $1.290 40 f. ind f ..'i!iii M. Ktt.-r -.:irvi y. r by tbe run rt -x unified and -ipprov W P.Tharp, Aimn Brown, Hurler. Butler. Morton, Mo. K .ekviile. Mo. August Yari-k, M'gdalen; U Yo.s, A' LL the real value a watch has is in the movement in the material, finish, adjust ment of that move ment. The Howard is the only Amer ican watch always finished and adjusted as a fint movement, at whatever price it is to be sold from $35-00 to $150.00. We are distributors for this dis tinctive watch. Also Elgin. Waltham. Hamilton and Hamden fitted in Boss, Cres cent and all the standard We have at the present time 25 second hand watches, 21 jewel Waltham Vanguards, 1 7 j'w'l Elgin, Waltham and Hamden movements AT VERY LOW PRICES. Call and see our watch line-also mi. fw r have your eyes tested by an expert optician. Geo. W. Ellis Jewelry Co. ; I . . v. . but no cotton crop this season. i Duller, Missouri. ; ; 19879 ine masonic rrasernity.