BUTLER. MISSOURI. THURSDAY, JUNE 13. 1912.
Bee Jennings is home from Belton,
Mo., where he has been working.
Aunt Mary Hawkins left for Mound
City to visit relatives and friends.
Fred Laughlin had the misfortune
to lose two head of cattle from clover
bloat last week.
W. P. Cobb and son, Harold, were
Rich Hill business visitors Saturday.
C- B. Hill, of Merwin, visited over
Sunday with Ross Vaughn, east of
Rev. Cockrell filled his regular ap
pointment at the Christian church
Lowern Bright and wife were city
Mrs. Beard, of Red Oak, la., is
visiting her niece, Mrs. Ed Hereford,
west of town.
W. M. Lyle, who is a traveling
salesman for the Independent Oil Co.,
came in Saturday evening and Sun
dayed with his family.
J. G. Doolittle, cashier of the Farm
ers' Bank, who has been serving on
the Federal Jury at Kansas City, re
turned home Friday.
Misses Helen and Blanche Stuff
ings, of Butler, came over Sunday to
to visit their friend, Miss Maudie
W. A. Chamberlain and Col. Seth
Cope, petit jurymen from Walnut
and New Home townships, returned j
to Butler on Monday s passenger,
Butler should see that these old cqdg
ers keep straight.
Claude Cobb and wife, from east of
town, visited his parents, W. P. Cobb '.
and wife, Sunday.
The Times compositor got ten chap
ters too many in Rev. Snow's address
at Salem Decoration Day. It should
have been the fdurth chapter of Josh
ua instead of the fourteenth.
JWe understand that the Briscoe
Laughlin dog case, which is being
fought bitterly in the courts, has
been put off until October. You can
steal a horse or a man's wife and
there is nothing much said about it, j
The Right Clothes
Garments of unusual merit from $10 to $20
20 dozen 75c overalls at 50c
(A new pair if not satisfactory)
Samuel Levy Mercantile !o.
Our exclusive clothing room 1 door south adjoining our
dry goods department.
but just kill or steal a dog and there
is something doing in Foster.
Norman Frankenfield, of Pittsburg,
Kan., came in Friday to visit his un
cle, A. Frankenfield and family. He
returned home Monday.
A. L. Briscoe, our road boss, is
doing some splendid work on the
road running west of town. He has
quite a gang blasting and leveling the
hills. The hill known as the "Shutt"
hill at the edge of town, which is a
very steep one; will be blasted and
worked down and will be appreciated
by the traveling public. :
Monday morning T. S. McHenry,
while going to his store, found a sack
of flour on the railroad track east of
the depot. On investigation by the
agent it was found that some one had
broken into a car which contained
flour, and only the one sack was
missing. It was supposed that after
they took the flour they found it
marked too high and laid it down.
Children's Day at the M. E. Church.
The Children's Day exercises at the
M. E. church Sunday outdid any
former exercises ever held at that
The church house was decorated
j nicely with crape paper of different
I colors, which represented the rain
I bow, together with the beautiful flow
j ers, made it lovely to behold.
The church house was crowded to
its capacity, and an excellent program
Was rendered, as follows:
Voluntary Miss Goldie Swarens.
Song by school.
Reading of 23rd Psalm by every
one. Prayer by Mr. Hamilton.
Exercise Little Candles by ten
Different Gods Mollie Shetrone
and Anita Hereford. , .
Quartette Memories of Galilee
Misses Bailey, Messrs. Metzler and
Recitation Wesley Martin.
Boys and Girls I Like Russell
Livingstone, Fay Shetrone and Na-
dine Cecil. I
Old, young men; young, old men;
young, young men and old, old
men can find here the right
clothes for themselves.
Just the style you want in just the
shade you like and just the price
you want to pay.
Song Hosanna by the children.
Recitation Myrtle Roberts.
Solo Robin, Tell Me Bertha Mar
Dialogue Red Clover Thelma
Livingtone and Pauline Hereford.
Song and Chorus Misses Margar
et Collier, Ina Martin, Goldie Swar-
ens and Lula Hamilton.
Recitation Ada Bright
Bible boys Louis Swarens, David
Laughlin, Ernest Standish and Dow
Round by the Happy Half Dozen.
Recitation Rutherford Laughlin.
Song the Junior Girls.
Quartette Misses Bailey, Messrs.
Metzler and Arbogast.
Reading When Pa Was a Boy-
Miss Bertha Bailey.
, Offertory Miss Lula Hamilton.
Closing Prayer Mrs. Laughlin.
Along the Miami.
Children's Day exercises will take
place at the Tygard school house
Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock.
Harry Eiler, who has been sick
several weeks, is slowly improving.
Mrs. Fairchilds, who has been vis
iting her sister, Mrs. Eiler and fami
ly, returned home Wednesday of
Mr. Bohlken, of Amoret, was a
visitor at the home of M. H. Meinen
Last Thursday evening Miss Kath
erine Meinen's friends gave her a
surprise party to celebrate her birth
day anniversary. Her birthday was
two days later, so the surprise was
complete. Twenty-two young peo
ple took part in the celebration. A
most pleasant evening was spent in
music and games. Refreshments
were served. A host of friends wish
j Miss Katherine many happy returns.
j A number ot Mr. and Mrs. Gragg's
Wends were guests at their home
Monday evening. They celebrated
; tne event win an ice cream supper.
Dr. T: W. Arnold and family and
Rev. Prewett and family 'enjoyed a
picnic near the Miami Thursday of
'last week. They came out in Dr.
Arnold's Regal. MIAMI.
Ben Parker and wife of Warrens
burg, spent Sunday with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. James Cuzick. They
have been employed to teach the
We received a letter from Mrs. A.
J. Park of Bunker, Mo., stating that
they were all well. She says her son
Alton and his son Clifford are run
ning a saw mill and have a general
store, and her daughter Josie is run
ning it. Her grandsons, Jesse and
Clifford are married. She says she
would like to see all of her old friends
at Virginia again. She sent us $1.00
to give the cemetery association, and
says she has not forgotton the resting
place of her loved ones.
Dr. Smith and family of Amoret,
attended Children's Day at the M. E.
Owing to the rain the crowd was
not as large as usual at the M. E.
Children's Day Sunday, but both the
little children and big ones did their
part well and a good program was
Volney McFadden came home from
Young ladies take notice! Fred
Bowman has bought a new buggy
Edgar Brayton, Virgil Burk and
Elmer Hardingner have been spend
ing a few days with their grand
parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Mc
Elroy in Butler.
W. Y. Osborne, wife and daughter
Lillie, visited over Sunday with Mrs.
Osborne's brother, Perry Cowgill,
We saw the will-be-bride and
groom Sunday. We expect to write
about the pretty wedding in the near
L. L. Judy has built a new barn.
At the close of the Children's Day
exercises Sunday they took up a col
lection to send the Gospel light to
foreign lands. After it was over
Young Aaron handed out tracts that
the people of Virginia and vicinity
might receive the prohibition light
and on his rounds he came across a
group of Taft and Roosevelt Republi
cans who seemed to be in great dark
ness and very penitent. Aaron be
lieves they received the light gladly.
John Ruble who lias been visiting
his brother, George, has returned to
his home at Rockville, Mo.
Arthur Orear of Butler is visiting
his sisters, Misses Ruby and Ruth.
. Miss Luella Bosnia is visiting rela
tives at Warrensburg, Mo.
Dr. Lusk was called to Rich Hill
last week in a Coroner case. Peter
I Denning took him in his car. J. W.
! McFadden went with them.
I Dow Wolfe came down from Kan-
sas City Saturday night and spent
Sunday at the home of his parents,
I Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Wolfe,
j Andrew Simpson and family, of
Butler, J. I. Wolfe and Miss Natallie
Barter spent Sunday at W. F. Mc
Kibben's. There is a Prohibition young man
in our community who has purchased
a new buggy and announced himself
a candidate for matrimony.
Remember preaching services at
the Christian church next Saturday
evening and Sunday by Elder J. W.
J. I. Wolfe brought Miss Natallie
Barter and his parents Mr. and Mrs.
C. W. Wolfe out from Butler Tues
day in his auto and spent the day
with his brother. D. C. Wolfe and
Misses Grace and Thula Darr at
tended the Children's Day exercises
at Amsterdam Sunday.
Sunday School Convention.
The Annual Charlotte Sunday
School Convention will be held at Mt
Carmel Sunday, June 23, 1912.
9:45 a. m., Union Sunday School.
Graded work will be discussed during
class recitation by Miss Ora Thomp
son, the county secretary.
1:30, 'The Sunday School and the
Great Commission," Prof. H. 0.
"The Place, Purpose and Power of
the Sunday School," Rev. Geo.
"The Home Department," Mrs. M.
"The Sunday School and the
Church," Rev. J. R. Lamb.
."Teacher Training," Miss Mabel
"The Spiritual Emphasis in the
Sunday. School," Rev. Claud E.
A Feast of good things for every
body. Come early for the Union
In and Around Maysburg.
Miss Ridge, who was operated on
last week for appendicitis, is getting
along nicely. Dr. Miller and Andy
Doll, brother-in-law of Miss Ridge,
went to Kansas City Sunday to see
how she was getting along and found
her doing as well as could be expect
Mrs. Cannon, Mr. Farmer and fam
ily and Mrs. Clark visited Mr. God
win's Sunday afternoon.
Mrs. Godwin was not so well the
Misses Isa and Ethel Clark spent a
few days last week in Clinton visiting
their grandma and aunt.
Mr. White ond wife and daughters
visited Mr. Gilbert's Sunday.
Mr. Russells visited Alex. Hooker's
- Mr. Brown and wife visited Harve
Tan White claims to be the cham
pion bee-hiver. He hived a swarm
for Sam Fanner Sat unlay evening.
Otis Pitts and-wife moved to Adri
Ernest Middleton was. married to
Miss Lydia Rexroad last Wednesday.
We wish the happv couple success
and happiness through life.
Archie Anderson . took dinner at
Mr. Gilbert's Sunday.
Albert Edrington and family spent
Sunday afternoon at Mr., Gilbert's.
Tan White surprised his wife by
getting her a new DeLaval cream
Harry White and Fred Zimmer
spent Saturday night and Sunday
with Harry's grandma. Mrs. Pratt, at
Mary Guy, of Appleton City, visit
ed a few days in this neighborhood
last week. Mr. Guv was also out in
the country Saturday. Mary returned
home with him.
Ticia Scott is visiting her aunt,
Mrs. Sallie Farmer.
Miss Stella Ramsey went to Clin
ton Friday to take teachers' examina
tion. The Children's Day program at the
Christian church Sunday was splen
did. Each one did their part well.
Mrs. Billie Chinton is on the sick
Pete Ewing's barn burned down
Sunday. It is not known how the
Miss Gutheria was around
seeing the directors of the
Mrs. Brown spent Mondav at Mrs.
Godwin's. A NEIGHBOR.
Well, we will look around and see
what we can find out in this part of
the country. The weather is very
cool for the time of the year. It isn't
good corn weather, but it is very
good on the wheat. The wheat crop
has come out and the prospect is
very good for the present Oats are
looking fairly well. The meadows
are doing very well and the pastures
are very good.
Some of the farmers are not done
planting corn yet and some had to
A. Y. Meyers, of Rich Hill, is here
on a visit at the home of W. F. Ste
phens and he also called on- the writ
er. We had a pleasant visit and
talked politics to a finish.
L. B. Baskerville, the next repre
sentative of Bates county, was out in
this part last week looking around to
see if he had any friends in this part
He is opposed to the single tax.
Mrs. Stephens returned to Joplin
one day last week.
Some of the farmers have to plant
corn the third time.
Uncle Bob Marshall says if Teddy j
is nominated he wants to get in the
Democratic party. We will consider
Nels Allman, who wants to be the
next sheriff of Bates county, was
over at Elkhart last Friday night
looking after his part of the votes.
Nels is a farmer and is 0. K. and is
against the single tax. 1
I. L. Lockridge and wife were trad
ing in Amsterdam last Saturday. The
Col. is so full of work this I spring '
that he isn't taking a very full hand
in politics at present.
The next prosecuting attorney of
Bates county, Mr. Chastain, was out
at Elkhart last Friday night and it is
reported that he made one of the best
speeches against single tax that has
been made in this part of the county.
Miss Nola Ellis is attending the
Normal at Springfield this summer.
The writer and wife received a
letter from Miss Hazel Dubes, of Ox
ford, Col. She says they like their
new home very well. She says they
have had but very little rain out
there, but the crops look well.
It is reported that A. Westover has
been entertaining Democratic candi
dates. That is good of him.
Charley Spillman and family and
John Stephens and wife spent last
Sunday at the home of John Barton.
W. F. Stephens and mother took
dinner at Albert Daniels' last Sunday.
The writer and wife called at W.
F. Stephens last Sunday evening and
we met K. S. Ferguson, of Rich Hill.
We had a good old time talking of
the early days 'in Bates county and
the old settlers. Uncle Bob is a good
Born, to Mr. and Mrs.
ory, June 3, 1912, a fine girl and Rob
is wearing a smile around town as
long as a piece of string.
Grandma Mullis. returned home
Saturday evening from Hume where
she has been visiting the past two or
Eugene Barker spent Saturday
night with Willard Bush.
Mrs. John Kinney and daughter
Sadie were Hume callers Friday
Ada Summers spent a few days last
week, with her sister L. L. Mullis.
Roy Queen and Miss Meta Sum
mers, Reetis Bush and Miss Ada Sum
mers called at II. H. Mullis Sunday
Iria Craig is papering Pete Consta
Melvin Bauglen is sporting a new
buggy. Now won't Marie smile.
Mrs. Minnie Summers spent from
Friday till Monday with Hix Mullis
and family. Papa Collins is sure
cutting a swell.
The ice cream social at IraCraia!s
6T"t)TdVV al nut lasFSatu rday night
was sure fine. The evening was
spent in eating ice cream and playing
all kinds of fine music. The four Ar
bogast young folks sure did some fine
playing and singing but poor Auntie
didn't get to go.
Albert Bendure and wife and three
sons were Pleasanton callers Monday.
Mrs Berger and children is visiting
at her mothers this week.
Mrs. Blanche Miller and children
spent Tuesday afternoon with her
mother L. V. Bush.
Mrs. Albert Bendure has purchased
a new gasoline stove.
L. S. Miller has his new fire crack
Wins Decisions, Roosevelt
Thus Far None.
Chicago, June 7. Decisions of con
tested delegates before the Republican
National Committee to date are:
For Taft To-day's decisions: Ar
kansas, delegates in Third, Fourth,
Fifth and Seventh districts, eight.
Florida Delegates at large, six
delegates in First, Secoed and Third
Georgia Delegates at large, four;
delegates in twelve districts, twenty-
four. Total to-day, forty-eight; yes
terday's total, twenty-four; total for
For Roosevelt NONE.
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