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VOL. XXXII. BUTLER. MISSOURI. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8. 1910. NUMBER 48 West Star Items. We are having the rain we have so long waited for. ' The new well is completed at Star, got lots of good water, have an iron pump put in and a concrete curbing School at Star began Monday. Luhie and Jack Frazee visited with Lute Thomas Sunday. ' , Mr. Floyd and family visited Sear- fits vnnnav Geo. Daniels has returned from ; Qreely Co. Kansas where he has been visiting the past three weeks with his son, Geo. R. Daniels. They are hav ing plenty of rain and the crops all look well ''Had a frost the last week i tti. j i i. in August, wnicn aamagea me cane badly, the heat average was from 107 and 108 for about a week. There will be a protracted meeting begin at Star Thursday night, lasting two weeks, everyone cordially invited to attend and help in this Christian work. Marvil Marstellar has returned from Drexel where she has been visiting with her cousin the past week. James Marstellar is recovering slowly from a two weeks attack of the fever. G. W. Daniels and family visited James Marstellar Sunday. Mrs. Searfus is boarding the teach er, Miss Morgan. The new bridge at Mound branch is progressing slowly. AUNTSALLY. Timothy Seed If you have timothy seed to sell see D. 0. Deacon with J. D. Deacon. Bring or mail sample, and state how much you have, can handle any quan ity. Can furnish sacks. o Deacons' South Side Square ..... Butler, Mo. now being held by the principal stores all over the country, under the auspices of the manufacturers of the famous "REDDISODE" COTTON BATTS. This contest is to determine what woman in all America has the oldest, most historical, most unique or most artistically made quilt And to make it more interesting $500 in Prizes are Offered to the Thirty Best Entries as described in a little booklet we have prepared giving the rules of the contest and general information con cerning the same. ' No Entrance Fee is Required No Purchase is Necessary - All you have to do is to bring your quilts to our store and leave them for one week, WE'LL DO THE REST v Wairier-McKiEiken VIRGINIA. Miss Georgia Smith went to Butler Monday to go to school S. S. Fox and wife, J. E. Ford, Geo. Manship and Miss Alice Clapp, of Elkhart, spent Sabbath with Grandpa and Grandma Minton. J. H. Cope, of New Home, spent Saturday night with Young Aaron, and dined Sabbath with Geo. Crooks. Arthur Draper, of Illinois, is visit ing his uncle, Clark Draper. William Smith, of Lebanon, Mo., came Saturday to. visit his brother, Dr. Smith. Vane Walker and family visited his father, James Walker, southeast of Butler, Saturday and Sabbath. Peter Denning had four teams haul ing wheat to Butler Saturday, forty bushels to the load. - 4 Some of the young men did some good driving Sabbath evening to get to their sweethearts home before the rain came up, so they could stay until the rain was over, if it did rain all night. D. C. Wolfe put a new iron roof on his corn crib last week. Teddy was in Kansas City and Kansas last week trying to get the insurgents to adopt his "square deal" plan. They have fought a great battle and won a great vic tory. .Then comes Teddy, the great killer of lions, that God created to room in the African jungle. But he did not help Carrie Nation to kill the American lion the saloon. He warned the Westport pupils not to get mixed up with an African lion in the tall grass, for it had the advan tage of them. But in his square deal plan he did not warn them not to get mixed up with the American lion the saloon in a great political party, for it had the advantage of them and would kill thousands of boys and girls Mondny, September 19 and continuing one week, we will holn at our store, what is known as A REVOLUTIONARY QUILT CONTEST con cfu c t e d in connec tion with, and as a part of A Quilt Contest of Natiprial Interest eginning every year. We suppose the square deal he wishes the insurgents In Prohibition, Kan., to adopt is to in dorse him for President and call him a progressive leader. We have al ways been taught that a great leader is one, who leads his people through the thickest of the battle to victory; not wait until the people have won the battie and then come and offer them the square deal plan to be call' ed progressive. To be real square with his square deal plan he should have made some speeches for State wide Prohibition in Missouri, and it would have looked more like being progressive to. John McFadden and wife, of Greeley, Cola, visited Frank Blough and wife last week. Mrs. McFadden and Mrs. Blough are cousins. Miss Myrtle Johnson left Thursday for Joplin, Mo. From there she will go to New Mexico to visit her par ents. Names of teachers that commenced their schools Monday: Miss Grace Darr, Virginia; Miss Mamie McKib ben, Bethel; Miss Maddy Crooks and Miss Conard, Miami Center, James E. Park, Belmont; James Pahlman, Plainview; Miss Bonnie Wolfe, Hot water, Homer township; Miss Elsie Park, Woodland, West Toint town ship; Miss Helen Park, Center, West Point township; Eva Darr, Victory, Homer township; ' Willia Darr, near Foster; Maxwell Park, principal at Foster. Will Hughes and family, of Elk hart, spent Sunday with his father-in' law, Cornelius Porter. Ezra Burgess, the youngest boy, while running Saturday, fell. His knee struck a rock. Dr. Rhoades, of Foster, was called. It took several stitches to close the wound. The big rain has put the ground in fine condition for sowing wheat- Mrs. Backus and son, of Illinois, are visiting her sister, Mrs. Henry Oldham. ' Miss Lewis Morris, of Belton, visit ed her sister, Mrs. Joe Whinery, last week. Clark Draper sold his farm last week. The loving-looked for Statewide rally at Virginia is still in the future. Ed. Smith, the mail carrier, who has been taking his vacation, was back on his route Tuesday. W. N. Hardinger returned from ElDorado Springs Saturday. Harlejf Warderman went to Kan sasas City Saturday with his father, who is very sick. Lawrence McCann visited Satur day night with Chas." Dickersen in Butler. Enterprise school has been post poned two weeks. ' Charley Crosswhite and Grace Osborne, of ML Carmel, started to school in Butler Monday. Earl Osborne visited the latter part of last week with his uncle, Perry Cowgill, of Altona. The big rains have washed out some of the small culverts. YOUNG AARON. County Court Court met in regular session Mon day, September 5th. 1910, members present as follows: Presiding Judge R. F. Harper, Associate Judges A. D. Hyde and L S. Paddock, County Clerk C. G. Weeks and Sheriff W. J. Bullock. John Gaines declared of unsound mind and ordered to undergo treat ment as a county patient in State Hos pital No. 3 at Nevada. Petit Jury drawn for October term of the circuit court Contract for furnishing coal to court house, jail and county farm, awarded to A. H. Loyd at a price of 11 3-4 cents delivered. Road case of R. N. Montgomery at el vs. D. 0. Bradley et al continued by agreement to October term of court y w- County Highway Engineer ordered to condemn land necessary for ap proach to west end of bridge over Camp Branch, sec 3 and 10 two. 38, R. 29. Engineer ordered to construct approach.,.;.' t ' ; FOSTER. Strayed from the Aiken pasture on the island. 3 yearling heifers. 2 red and 1 black, all muleys. A liberal re ward to anyone who will take up and notify me by phone or mail. D. H. ARBOGAST. Phone 2tt Foster. Mo. Deputy Sheriff Wallace was in our burg Saturday subpoeaning wit nesses. Misses Maggie and Myrtle McCann visited with Mrs. Miller Saturday night and Sunday. Miss Pearl Ketchum, of Kansas City, is visiting her uncle, W. S. James, east of town. Miss Annie Scholler left Wednes day for Burlingame, Kansas, to visit hersister. Halley's Comet going west Satur day evening had four extra coaches, three of the show people and one of the soldiers en route to Ft Riley to burn gunpowder. Miss Edith Lyle left on the noon passenger Sunday for Kansas City, where she will enter the Manual Training School. W. B. Hamilton, of Kansas City, came down on Sunday evening's train to visit relatives and friends. Mrs. George Davis returned Sun day evening from the east. Miss Salia Arbogast returned home Tuesday from her visit at ElDorado Springs on her return home, the guest of Miss Nellie March. Romney Ketterman departed Sun' day for Manhattan, Kansas, to attend the agriculture college at that place. Mr. and Mrs. Harry . Crow, of But ler, came down Friday on the west bound passenger to visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. McCol- lough, over Sunday. ; Charley Byfield, of Coffee county, Kansas, and Edmond Imel, of Elk City, Oklahoma, came in Friday to visit their uncle, C. H. Imel, of North Foster. Mrs. Dr. Marshall was an arrival from Butler on Thursday's Comet. Brannon Smalley, who has been visiting his grandfather, J. C. Collier, returned to his home in Barton coun ty Saturday on the eastbound pas senger. Mrs. Hall Webb and sons, Lester and Earl, who have been visiting rela tives for two weeks, returned to her home in Moberly Saturday on the Comet. Paul Laughlh left Sunday for Blue Mound, Kansas, where he will attend high school at that place. 'Phone Manager F. A. Scholler and wife were arrivals on Sunday's pas senger from the east. Mr. Scholler informed us that he has purchased James property on East 9th Street, and will move the central office to that place. Mrs. Mark Thomas was an arrival from Kansas City Tuesday, where she had been visiting friends. W. M. Campbell, of Warrensburg, spent a few days last week on the old camp ground looking after his business interest A. G. Metzler and W. M. Collins returned Friday from Baxter Springs, where they had been attending the reunion. They reported 40,000 peo ple in attendance Weduesday and the usual number of pickpockets and bootleggers present "Shame on Kansas." T. S. McHenry moved his family to Butler the first of the week to send his children to school. Windleand Miss Vera will attend High School at that place. Year Girl and the Compafty She Keep An Iowa editor, who, no doubt, is a close observer of things and a veM satile slinger of adjectives got pretty close to the point in the following: "The mother, who allows a sixteen- year-old girl to float around the township in a top buggy until 2 a. m. with a counterfeit sport of weak jaw and weaker morals merely opens the door to grief and disgrace. If you don't know what company your girl keepa or when she turns in. Your roar when the gossips get busy will sound about as pathetic as the wheeze from a jewsharp. The girl, who in sists on spooning with everybody in the corporate limits, should be back ed into the woodshed and relieved of her overflow of affection with a No. 1 1 slipper laid carelessly across the hiplets. We would sooner see a girl kiss a blind shoat through a barbed wire fence than have her change partners six nights a week in the parlor with the lights turned low. It is harder to marry a girl that has been pawed over by every jay in the community than it is to fatten a sheep on pineapple ice. You can't gold-brick a sharp-eyed suitor with second-hand goods any more than you can fit a bath robe on a goat There are lots of weak-minded par ents, who are going up against the judgment with about as much show as the cross-eyed girl at a beauty con test, and their children will rise up and call them blessed with the enthu siasm of an one-legged man at a club dance." Surely the Way of the Transgreiiaor la Hard. Rev. A. C. McFarland, formerly pastor of the Christian Church of this place, is behind the bars in the Mound City jail. McFarland, while pastor of the Foster church, had gained the confidence of the brothers, who signed notes with him ranging from $75 to $200, some of which were secured by chattel mortgage. McFarland moved the mortgaged property to Kansas, where he resid ed and disposed of the property. I. H. Botkins held the mortgage on the property and did everything fair to get a settlement, but instead McFar land moved to Nebraska and paid lit tle attention as to what he had done. Mr. Botkins brought suit to recover the mortgaged property, which led to the arrest and return of McFarland to the Kansas authorities. The prose cuting attorney of Linn county notifi fied Mr. Botkins that the sheriff had McFarland under arrest, and his preliminary hearing was set for Tues day, Sept 6th, at Pleasanton. DINAH. Along the Miami. Professors Burke and Davis and two sons of Professor Davis spent Wednesday of last week fishing on the Miami. Mrs. II. J. Martin, who has been ill has recovered her usual health. School began at Bethel, Monday, Miss Mayme McKibben is teacher and most all the pupils in the district were ready to greet her Monday morning in spite of the inclement weather. The little folks were all anxious to view the plants and trees they put out last spring and were delighted to find most all alive and growing. The yard has been mowed and the house is in good shape. Henry Martin has returned from Oklahoma. His friend, Clyde Wright came with him. Mr. and Mrs. R'. D. Bond and K. C. Berry and family attended the fair at Adrian last Thursday. Miss Saddie Kinney of Worland is visiting Miss Dollie Martin. K. C. Berry and family who have been visiting Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Bond have returned to their home in Lebo, Kansas. As soon as their crop is gathered they expect to return to their new home in Bates county. R. J. Sproul and family spent Sun day with J. L. Fisher and family. Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Martin visited Jim Cox and family, Sunday. The farmers deserve great credit for the way they have cleaned up the highways. They have been mowed and the trash all burned. This work has been done at considerable time and expense. It is a pleasure to drive bye such places. H. J. Martin had the misfortune to loose a horse by drowning last week. Two colts belonging to John Geer were frightened by lightni.ig, and ran into a wire fence, and were ser iously injured. MIAMI. Butler Schools Open The Butler Public Schools opened Monday, Sept 5, with a total enroll ment of 605, distributed as follows: High School 145 North School 137 Eart School 133 Wert School ..144 Negro School 46 West Deepwater. Cyrus Johnson, of Durant Okla., is visiting at the home of his uncle, W. C. Turpin, at present Walter Burton sold his farm to an Illinois man for $60 per acre. A good rain visited this section last Friday, which will revive the pas tuaes and make stock water. M. V. Carroll, of Sedalia, arrived here last Friday for a few days' visit with relatives and friends. Wm. Little, of Kansas City, is visit ing at the home of his mother and brothers at present. The directors of the Valley district cleaned out the well and swept out the school house last Friday. School began Monday, Sept. 5th, with Miss Minnie Christy as teacher and Miss Stella Richey over at Compton. Misses Ethel and Verna Hubbard, of Blue Mound, Kan., are visiting friends and relatives this week. John Harshaw took his daughter, Miss Stella, to Happy Hill school Sun day, where she will teach this winter. J. S. Green attended the Roosevelt speaking Wednesday at Kansas City, and returned home Thursday with a brand new lumber wagon. Boys, get ready for the serenade. We can almost hear the chimes of the . wedding bells. Summit base ball team came down and crossed bats with Spruce boys Saturday. The score stood 5 to 6 in favor of Spruce. Miss Ada Vansant is staying this week with her sister, Mrs. Jesse Grimes, who has been very sick. Another heavy rain and windstorm struck here Sunday evening. The wind blew down nearly all the hay and grain stacks and took all of the fruits off the trees. Miss Mabel Charters and Mrs. May Charters visited Mrs. Charters' moth" er, Mrs. Blizzard, in Butler Sunday. Miss Edna - Thomas, of Double Branch, visited Miss Dora Beard sev eral days last week and attended the fair at Appleton City. Mrs. Roseberry died at her home Tuesday at 4 o'clock of dropsy and kidney disease. Funeral will be held at the Union church Wednesday at 11 a. ni., and interment at the cemetery. Several of the Spruce people at tended the fair last week. Mr. and Mrs. John Kretzinger spent Sunday with' G. R. Borma and family. Dr. Fletcher and Charlie Eads are getting along fine with their new dwelling. Little Alice Tillery had a felon on her hand and went to Dr. Maxey'a and had it lanced. It is getting bet ter. Lon Troop has a new phone on the Appleton City line. Uncle Dick Batchelor, of Winter Park, Florida, is here visiting rela tives and friends. We are glad to hear that Mrs. Lee Reece, who has been quite poorly for some time, is improving. Grandma Wigger died Sunday, Aug. 4th. Funeral services were condubted by Rev. Gather at the Antioch church, and interment made at that cemetery. Earl Gather left Thursday of last week to attend college. Sam Spears and family will move to Appleton City this week, so their daughter can attend the academy. J. M. Mulkey was called to Butler to the bedside of Ed., who has been sick. J. R. Simmons is building an addi tion to his dwelling. FARMER JOHN. Autos to Take Special Route to and from Fair Grounds. For the safety of those driving horses, and wishing to avoid motor vehicles on the streets, the Automo bile Club has mapped out the follow ing route, which all machines will take to and from the fairgrounds. From the southeast corner of the square, south on Main street to Atke son avenue, thence east through the lake park to the fair grounds. This- route will be open to all but no auto mobiles will take any of the other routes to the ground.