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VOL. XXXIII. BUTLER, MISSOURI, THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 1911. NUMBER 35 VIRGINIA. Mrs. Nellie Hale of Nevada, who is visiting her brother, Vane Walker, sang a solo before preaching service at the Christian church Sunday morning and night which was highly complimented. Her sister, Mrs. Daisy Clark, and husband were present, also her sister, Mrs. Graham, of Amsterdam. They all dinnered at Vane Walker's. The Virginia and Amoret ball team will play the Tradepost Kan. team at the Post July 4th. The Hayseed Band has been employed to play there that day. Ben Parker and wife moved their church letter from Kansas City to the Christian church at Virginia Sunday, Arthur Orear, of Butler, came out Wednesday of last week to spend several days with his sister, Ruth, who is living at George Ruble's, and Ruby who is living with Miss Rachel Park. The wheat harvest is over. Oats and flax will come next. It look's like the oats will have to be pulled John Porter, Jr., of Oklahoma, is visiting his father, John Porter. He has been in Oklahoma about five years. Has been teaching school and will be principal in a town school there this winter. He says his Uncle George, who has been living there for a number of years, is doing well and that the crops were badly hurt there this year. He is a prohi bition talker. Some of our young people attended the Children's Day exercises at Ty- gard school house Sunday. Wheat stacking has commenced, There was a large crowd out to hear Rev. Rogers preach Sunday and Sundav night. He baptised Miss Annie Nestlerode Sunday afternoon in the nver near the Marvel bridge. Mrs. S. M. Kinion was called to Foster Sunday to see her mother who is very sick. we learned tnat mi XNeison was hurt again but did not hear the par ticulars. We also hear that Mrs. Nelson is confined to her bed sick. She is blind. D. C. Wolfe hauled hogs to Amoret Tuesday. Mrs. G. W. Park received a letter from Mrs. J. W. Archer of Quinn City, Mo., stating that they were get ting along well at their new home and that it was very dry there. She is homesick to see her little grandson, Paul McCann and says she can hardly wait until the Butler Times comes to read about what her old neighbors at Virginia are doing. Mr. and Mrs. Leavenbee, of Okla homa, visited Frank Blough and fam ily Friday of last week. Mrs. S. E. Jones of Butler spent Sunday with her daughter, Mrs. Henry Ison. John Hensley shipped hogs to Kan sas City Tuesday. W. A. McElroy and wife, of But ler, visited Friday with W. M. Hard inger and family. Everett Drysdale and Mildred Burk were on the sick list Friday night. Harley Warderman, Herman Hill and Everett Drysdale took hogs to Butler Saturday. Eddie Campbell, of Butler, visited over Sunday at Mr. Osborne's. Mrs. E. E. Eggleson has been on the sick list. W. M. Hardinger went to Amoret Tuesday. Mr. Burk's folks are reported better at this writing. J. C. Crpsswhite is enlarging his barn. YOUNG AARON. In and Around Maysburg. Rain, rain, that is what we are all wishing for in this section of the globe. , ' Tan White and family visited at Mrs. Pratt's the other side of Dayton Sunday. Mr. Simms had quite a fire Sun day afternoon. Some boys passing along threw a lighted match in a pile of hedge brush and the flames spread rapidly as everything was so dry. The boys went down the road at swift speed leaving Mr. Simms and some of his neighbors to do the work. Boys should be very careful with matches, especially when meadows and all are so dry. Billie Clinton and Goldie Staton visited at Mr. Godwin's Sunday. Mr. Chelf and his daughter, Mrs. Jim Ewing started for the west Sun day to see if the change will be of any benefit to Mrs. Ewing. She has been poorly all spring. Willice Yates was thrown from a young horse he was trying to ride and hurt quite badly Saturday. It was about two hours before he re gained consciousness. He was alone at the time of the accident. Some little boys happened along and got word to his neighbors who came to his assistance. He was suffering with his head and hip at last report. Mrs. Focht visited Mrs. Godwin Monday afternoon. Mrs. H. Clark's sister from Minne sota is visiting her. Harry Harness and family and Miss Stella Ramsey visited at Mr. Brown's Munday. Mary Lee Godwin is on the sick list. Rev. Smith filled his regular ap pointment Sunday morning and even ing. Mr. Gilbert hauled a load of hogs Tuesday. James McCleney marketed sheep Monday. Dr. Miller was called to Big Cabin, Oklahoma, to see Henry Silver's son Floyd, who was in a critical condition. They brought him to Kansas City and operated on him. He was getting along as well as could be expected. Mr. Silvers just recently moved from this vicinity to Oklahoma. Mr. Guy began cutting his oats Monday. Mrs.-Sam Jacobs is on the sick list. A NEIGHBOR. East Lone Oak. F. L. Blankenbaker began thresh ing last Monday. He threshed wheat for Robert Thomas which yielded an average of eighteen bushels per acre. The average of wheat seems to be better than was expected. Ross Williams and Archie Thomas threshed last Tuesday for T. J. Booth. Jeff Morgan's father has been mak ing him quite"a visit. Last Friday was unusually hot and windy. From what we have heard it must have been similar to some of FOSTER. the Mrs. Mullis was an arrival on Comet Sunday from the West. Jule Heckadon and family visited his brother, John and family of the Reavely neighborhood Thursday. A. H. Lloyd made a flying trip to the county seat Friday, returning on the west bound train. We are sorry to learn of Mrs. John Reed's illness. There is little hope for her recovory. L. E. Thomas was a county seat re the hot winds they have in western : visitor on Friday evening's local, Kansas. : himinir SadirHov Rev. McGIumphrey filled his regu lar appointment last Sunday night. Most of the young folks of this neighborhood attended church' at Double Branches church last Sunday night. Chas. E. Warren, piano tuner of Kansas City, was in this neighbor hood and tuned pianos for G. N. Re- qua, Wm. Gerkin, Marie Gough, Geo. Born June 12th to Mr. and Mrs. ' Jay Hair a boy. I Fred Orear, of Butler, came down ! Saturday to visit his cousin, Harry I Martin. He returned Sunday on the east bound passenger. The hay crop on the river bottom this year is fine and hundreds of tons J. G. Walker, ! will be baled and shipped. Latham, A. G. ' c. J. Sells, of Butler, was an ar ueems ana several otners. j rjvai on the evening train Sunday. T. J. Booth and family spent Sun- Mr. Sells shipped a car of stock from day at the home of Wm. Gerkin. i this place Monday. Mrs. T. L. Harper and Mrs. E. E. ; Rollie Bassett, George Badgett, Harper returned last week from a ; Mas Mullis and John Belk, bridge two weeks visit with Will Harper and wife of near Ottowa, Kan. . Marie Gough has just recovered from an attack of measles. J. W. Thomas and family recently , arrived from Harrisonville to spend j the summer vacation. They are staying at their old home place. j men for the Mo. Pacific spent Sunday at home. Mrs. P. Y. Morris who has been an invalid for many years is critically ill at the home of her son, Frank Morris in New Home. Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Bell visited Sunday evening with Mr. and. Mrs. J. F. Kern's big barn burned Fri-j D. H. Arbogast. day night of last week. This is quite j Mrs. Bert Stout, daughter and a loss to Mr. Kern. We did not learn j sister, Miss Beulah LaMar visited last any insurance or whether there was not. The lightning struck and burned a wheat shock for T. L. Blankenbaker. PUSSYWILLOW, week with their aunt and family, Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Jennings. They re turned to their home in Kansas City Saturday via. Kansas City Southern. G. W. Huff left Wednesday for Joplin, Mo., where he goes to attend the wedding of his nephew, Chas. S. Brown to Miss Alma R. Done, which will take place at the home of the bride June 29th. Windle McHenry has opened a short order house where he will serve lunch and cold drinks at all hours. He will be pleased to meet his old friends. Windle is a hustler and we predict for him a good business. A fine rain early Saturday morning put bright smiles on the farmers' races, i ne aroutn naa continued so long until it began to look serious. The potatoes, oats, flax and meadows are almost a total failure in this neck of the woods. J. A. Borron of Rich Hill, who has been visiting his son, Ed, and family northeast of town departed for his home Sunday on the noon train. D. L. Hughes had a sick cow Mon day. Mr. Hughes thinks his cow met the same fate as did ours, but didn't get enough to take her across Jordan. Foster and New Home ball teams had a set to Sunday. The game was interesting and close until the fifth inning, when New Home changed pitchers. Foster then took the lead and held it. The score was seven to two in favor of Foster. . Mr. and Mrs. Frank Scholler, who have been spending a week visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Schol ler, on East Ninth St., departed Mon day for their home in Burlington, Kansas. This item was handed us last week and we regret very much we overlooked it. At this writing (Tuesday) Mrs. John Reed, who has been critically ill for some time is rapidly sinking and her death is momentarily expected. The children have been called to her bed side to await the summons. DINAH. 200 Choice Lingerie and Silk Waists, Wash Dresses and Suits Which we bought from a New York manufacturer, will go on sale at a Saving of to Right now is the time to come and see them Ladies Messaline, Taffeta and China Silk Waists trimmed in buttons or braided, worth regular up to $6.50. Our sale price $2.98. Ladies Lingerie Dresses, nicely made and trimmed, worth regular up to $5.00. Our sale price $2.25. Ladies Wash Suits, this season's styles only, all colors, worth regular up to $5.00. Our sale price $3.00. Ladies Fancy and Tailored Waists, trimmed in embroidery lace or medallions, worth up to $1.75. Our sale price 35c to 85c. 200 Yards Choice Wash Goods at a Great Saving 1 .r Inro ctrtrto VnilA JYour 20c superior Foulards (Choice 19c National Tan Linen Suiting ( 1 OLA 20c Voile Tissues. ) 10c fancy Batiste j 12V2c Linen Suiting 'L 1 Oc Dress Ginghams cnoice 12c Bordered Foulards filAr 1 Oc Checked Dimities WE ARE AGENTS FOR "Tapering Waist" R. y G, Corsets These corsets are made very long and stylish. They give an extremely fashionable figure and will set off the summer gowns to perfection. Ask to see them at the low prices of 50c, $1.00, $1.50 . 1 . i SAM LEVY MERCANTILE CO Elkhart We are still dry and needing1 rain badly in this part. It is so dry that all the news is about burned out. The Thompson boys report having 250 young turkeys. N. M. Gregory and wife were trad ing in Amsterdam one day last week. The part)- at Mr. Knapp's last Sat urday night was reported all right. The rats and dry weather are about to clean up some of the neighbors' young chickens around here. Look out, girls! John Mizner has a new buggy. Who will be the first one to ride in it? A. Westover spent two days in Kansas City last week. He reports having a good time. We had a little rain last Saturday morning but not enough to help the pastures. They are about burned out. Albert Daniels had the good luck to have a young lady come to his house to board last week. All parties doing well but Albert, and the neighbors think they can pull him through all right. J. H. Kecton is hauling water for his cattle. Mr. Corder and Julien of near Vin ton have lost quite a lot of their hogs ately. C. W. Mizner and wife were, trad ing in Butler last Saturday. Mrs. George Cowdery, of east of Elkhart, is on the sick list. Dr. Christy, of Butler, was out to see her one day last week. C. E. Crumley and Newt Crumley will start for western Kansas this week to harvest their wheat crop out there. Col. Lockridge was in Butler one day last week and he said that he saw a new man out for sheriff. Let 'em come. Vie Barnett made a trip to Adrian last Saturday to sell his horses. The writer had the good luck to lose the last hog that he had last week That is if there is no corn raised. W. F. Stephens says that he is as happy as a big sunflower, that he has another new grand-daughter. The Sunday School at Concord is reported to be progressing nicely. W. H. Rexroad and family, of Amsterdam, drove over in his car last Sunday to W. C. Corberly's in Shawnee township on a visit. Johnny. Mulberry and Western Bates. John Hensley returned from Kan sas City Saturday evening where he left his daughter, Merel, who was operated on for appendicitis at the St. Mary's Hospital Thursday and was very much encouraged with the hopes that the daughter would be able to be at home at an early date. John Taylor, of Meril, Oregon, who has been visiting with his mother, Mrs. Mary Taylor-Sageser, expects to leave for his home in the west Wednesday morning. George B. Bohlken and sons de livered their fat hogs in Amoret today. Mrs. Bertha Ewbank and children spent Thursday at Harlan Porter's. " Edna Braden is visiting at Clark Taylor's over in Linn county, Kansas. The people at Trading Post are go ing to have an old time celebration this year. Our band boys have been engaged to furnish the music. Peter Morwood made a business trip to Butler Saturday. The only son of Mr. and Mrs. Will Simms who live on the Henry Weim- er's place was struck by lightning Saturday morning, but was only etiinnpH Messrs. R. Bohlken, Henry Dyk man and A. J. Meints drove over to Rich Hill Sunday. Charley Wilber has closed down his saw mill and has started out with his thrasher. Geo. Ried left for Hume Tuesday to start his thrasher for the season. News is about as scarce as rain in this neighborhood. RAMBLER.