Mulberry and Western Bates.
Misses Anna and Martha Wiemers
visited with Mrs. J. H. Leiner Wed
nesday and Thursday.
M. Wella purchased a house and
lot of Pierce Hacket in Amoret the
first of the week. Bowman and
Williams made the deal.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Rush were shop
ping in the county seat Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. T. Williams
visited with their son, J. J. Williams,
and family, in Charlotte, Friday.
Mr. .and Mrs. M. W. Hodges of
Archie spent Saturday and Sunday at
the E. C. Longwell home in Amoret
L. B. Baskerville, of Montrose,
candidate for Representative, was
around calling on the boys Friday
and from reports he" made a good
Bowman and Williams sold the T.
J. Whistler 70-acre farm, one and
one-half miles east of Amoret to John
Seaman of Kansas City.
W. A. Walden is hauling lumber
to build a new barn.
F. A. Gabby is getting material
ready to build a hay barn.
The citizens of Amoret have made
arrangements to celebrate the Fourth
of July and the way they are starting
off it will be the best ever held at
this hustling village. Bring your
family and have the best time ever.
Fred Barton's living rooms were
discovered to be on fire Friday even-1 and over Sunday,
ing and only from the heroic work of Mrs. John Foster, visited her broth
the citizens of Amoret the entire j er Bale Beckett and family Saturday
building would have been destroyed, j and Sunday. Also Pearl Howe visit
Look out for several weddings at ed his aunt Mrs. Beckett.
an early date.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Barton
with old neighbors near Hume Fri-
Misses Stella Nichols' and Jessie
Coffin were in Butler from Thursday
until Saturday taking teachers ex- j
N. (). Rowe, Amoret's hustling
hardware and implement man, went
of the boys say he was married while ;
in the city. I
Thursday evening about thirty
young people met at the Harry Corum j
home and gave a farewell party in !
honor of his sister, Miss Sadie, who
will leave for Kansas City in a few
days. One of Amoret's popular young
business men hopes she will soon re
turn to take up the study of domestic
economy in her own home.
Geo. B. Bohlken, who has been
staying in the county seat for the past
two weeks, returned home Satur
day. trill walker ana lus tnree Helpers, :
B. B. Hoyt, Don Downey and Shorty j
Hadsell commenced work on the
Henry Dykman barn Monday. j
A very happy affair took place at j
the home of Mrs. John D. Scrivner ;
in Amoret Sunday evening, June 9,
when the hearts and lives of Mr. T.
Harrison Crum and Miss Ida Scrivner
were forever united in the holy bonds
of matrimony, 'Squie J. Harlan
Porter officiating. The groom is one
of Homer township's promising young
farmers and is the oldest son of Mr.
and Mrs. T. H. Crum of Kansas City.
He has lived in this neighborhood
for the past two years. The bride is
the second daughter of Mrs. J. D.
Scrivner and has spent all her life in
this county. She ls in every way a
lady in the highest terms and will
make a pleasant and congenial com
panion through life. After the cere
mony tne guests were invited into
the dining room where ice cream,
cake and fruit were served. The
young couple received many useful
presents. There were some forty
guests present. Those from a dis
tance were T. H. Crum, Mrs. T. M,
White and four children of Kansas
City. Other guests were John Grims
ley, wife and daughter, Marie, Levi
Meairs and wife, Ed Foster and wife,
John Foster, Jr., Messrs. Cleve and
Fred Penny, Willis, Frank and Elmer
Scrivner, Harry Gregg, Claude Dale,
Frank Bain, Oliver Meairs, James
and Will Scrivner, Will Meairs.
Misses Sadie Crum, Edith Bain, Lena
and Myrtle Flemming, Mattie, Sarah
and Alice Meairs, Mattie and Myrtle
Penny, Ella West, and Mrs. Charley
Garret About 10 p. m. the friends
drove to the home of the groom, two
and one-half miles east of Amoret
where Mr. Crum had his home all
furnished and oysters were served.
It was the early hours of Monday
moraine before the guests left for
Peroxide of Hydrogen does a world
of good for man and beast this time
of the jrear. Hess Drug Store price
is 4 oz. 10 cents, 8 or. 15 cents, 16 oz.
25 cents. 34-tf
Wilber Park met his mother here
at noon Wednesday of last week and
took her home for a visit.
Mrs. Frank Wilcox and daughter
visited her brother-in-law, H. H. Wil
cox and family last week. .
Mrs Brundidge of Adrian, is visit
incr Mrs. Bruce Radcliff and Miss
The Misses Gragg, Davidson, and
Odea took teachers examinaation Fri
day and Saturday of last week,
Chas. Campbell and wife killed three
large rats in their house Thursday
night of last week. They surely had
a rat-killing time,
Mrs. Lee Green spent Saturday with
her sisters-in-law Mrs. Tom Green
Leslie Rice was quite sick Friday
night but is alright now.
Dr. Wiggins who has been visiting
his Church retatives returned home
Sunday School 10:00 A. M. Chil
dren's Day exercises at 8:00 were
good. Thanks to every body. Rev.
i C. C. Higbee filled his appointment
at Altona. Business meeting of Ep
worth League at Parsonage Tuesday
night. Also Temperence lecture at the
Will Harlen of Butler, visited with
the Davidson children Saturday night
Miss Mary and DeArmond Funk
visited at the home of their aunt Mrs.
j A. C. Rosier over Sunday,
Miss Meta Baum enjoyed a visit
; from Miss Lillie Henderson, formerly
: from this neighborhood but now of
The cause of so much Sunday visit-
ing was the exercises at Passaic
Packer, left Monday on the early train
for Belpre Kansas to visit his son Will
Mrs. Jesse McCann enjoyed a visit
Mondny from her nice Mrs. Carril
Mr. and Mrs Archie Gragg have a
fine boy, born Sunday, June 9. All
parties doing well.
Pete Davis is visiting her sisters
Mesdames Zwahlen and Gragg.
The Passaic Poultry man got his
runabout considerably damaged by a
Butler poultry man's horse getting
away and running into it. Quite a
mjxup for tne poultry men.
On the Wing.
Ed Dudley, of Douglas county, one
of our old timers, made a flying trip
through this neck of the woods a few
j days ago. He had a team up here
and came after them on the train. He
brought his saddle and rode them
home. Mr. Dudley seems to be
doing well financially.
T. C. Whistler has corn two feet
high and ft is a big meadow. Mr.
Whistler has bought property in An
derson, Mo., and hopes to move there
Mrs. Geo. Lewellen fell from a
wagon and broke her arm again. She
had just discarded the splints.
The New York Home Insurance
Co. came around after the wind storm
and settled with all who were insured
with them. M. W. Kohl says that
they are good as gold. The carpen
ters commenced work Monday on G.
W. Holler's barn. The New York
Home adjuster allowed Mr. Holler
funds to rebuild.
Prof. T. J. Wheeler of Butler spent
three days last week visiting and de
livering the prizes his scholars had
earned by hard study. He spent
Sunday at the homes of F. C. Depe
way and A. Sunquist in the Willow
H. Daniel's son, from the far west,
who had been visitmg his parents
and his brother, Albert, has returned
James Fuller is a good carpenter
and painter. He is a new man but is
Roy Thornbrough and wife visited
her father, Ben Porter, Sunday. His
daughter from a distance was there
You can get tobacco plants at Jim
The two little daughters of Geo.
W. Haller, visited at the M. W. Holes
home Sunday afternoon.
The rain interfered with church
services at Valley Chapel Sunday.
Valley Chapel will celebrate at the
Vinton Ford on the Miami Thursday,
June 13. All other schools are in
Geo. Burns is assisting . Grandpa
White of Vinton with his farm work.
George says he is a good man to work
J. Fritts made a flying trip to Hen
ry county in his motor a few days
Geo. Jackson is getting along fine
with Mr. Martin's new house.
Mrs. Fred McCall and her, mother,
Mrs. C. J. Browning were in "Butler
While hoeing in his garden J. R.
Nestlerode missed the weeds and
struck his toe.
Mrs. D. B. Nestlerode is under Dr.
Lusk's care for rheumatism.
Mrs. T. C. Whistler was over from
Amoret to visit her parents.
Roy Dawson, who was engaged to
clear off the cemetery, is doing a fine
job with the assistance of his father-
Dr. Lusk took another bone out of
Dan Nestlerode's toe last Tuesday.
He says now he thinks it will get well.
Mr. Nestlerode has lots of native
lumber of all descriptions to sell.
Jas. S. Fuller of Amsterdam and
Geo. W. Holler will read The Times
for a while. . N. M. N.
Taft Wins 12 More Votes, Split
ting Roosevelt Ranks.
Chicago, 111., June 10. This was
blue Monday for Theodore Roosevelt,
in fact, it was almost purple.
By unanimous vote, except in one
instance, the National Committee
threw out his twelve contesting dele
gates from Indiana. It ridiculed his
charge of fraud and crookedness. It
gave his candidacy the worst black
eye it has received in a week. And,
further, it caused consternation
among his managers, and lea to a
fight between them and their col
leagues on the committee. His boom
ers now find themselves in a position
which they have difficulty in defend
ing; They are face to face with a
situation which they are striving hard
The meeting of the committee was
the liveliest thus far held. It was
marked by personal clashes between
the opposing forces, and showed
clearly how bitter will become the
fight before it is finished.
Serious strife has developed among
the managers of the Roosevelt boom
and the so-called friends of the move
ment on the National Committee. It
is due to the insistence of the man
agers that the committemen vote to
seat the contesting delegates.
Most of the committeemen have
openly told the managers that they
will vote to seat only those who are
rightfully entitled to seats. They
have declared to the directors of the
campaign that they would waste no
time with "back-room" delegates.
Senator Borah, one of the most
ardent supporters of Roosevelt, ex
pressed scorn for some of the con
tests today and caused a sensation in
the camp of the Roosevelt men by
openly declaring that he would not
"prostitute himself" for any delegate
"I would cut off my right arm be
fore I would vote for a man who was
not rightfully and legally elected.
That is not my way of doing things.
They have asked me to explain why
we voted as we did in the Indiana
contests. I voted as I did because it
was shown to my entire satisfaction
that the Taft delegates were elected
and the others were not When they
present evidence to show that con
testants were elected I will vote for
them. The evidence presented to
day did not show that any irregulari
ties were practiced in the Indiana
With the seventy-two delegates,
comprised in the Southern contests
decided last week in the Alabama,
Arkansas, Florida and Georgia cases,
today's gains make a total of 84 dele
gates added to the Taft forces by the
work of the National Committee.
With the 201 instructed and uncon
tested delegates credited to him, they
bring his total on the temporary roll
up to 285, not counting other contests
that may be decided for him.
The Adrian Banking Company has
declared its usual semi-annual divi
dend of 6 1-2 per cent. The bank
has a surplus fund of $19,000. Its
total resources are over $220,000.
The officers may well congratulate
themselves on the showing made.
Institute lecturers sent out by the
Missouri State Board of Agriculture
spoke to 88,643 fanners in the last
twelve months, according to the re
port of T. C. Wilson, secretary of the
board. Institutes' were held in 75
counties and 21 persons lectured.
The Church With a Welcome
In spite of the rain last Sunday the
church house was comfortably filled
with people who were more than de
lighted with the Children's Day pro
gram. Many remarked that the pro
gram was of more than usual inter
est, and indeed a very great deal
might be said in praise of the various
members on the program. Both lit
tle and large folks did nicely the part
assigned to them, and the pastor of
the church takes this opportunity to
thank one and all of those who took
part in the program, and those who
had to do with its arrangement.
Next Sunday morning at the usual
hour our wide-awake Sunday School
will convene. A growing interest is
manifest, which was only natural
when one comes to consider the per
sonnel of officers' and teachers' lists.
The Young Business Men s Bible
Class continues to attract the atten
tion of the church folks, &nd friends
outside of the church as well; it
Our orchestra, lately organized,
which has been playing for Sunday
School, will soon make their appear
ance in our Sunday evening services.
Last Monday night the orchestra ren
dered a few selections to the delight
of the Epworth League official meet
ing, which was held in the church
parlors. It is a matter deserving spe
cial remark that the various organiza
tions of the church conduct their ses
sions and carry forward their plans
in a systematic business manner.
The public is cordially invited to
attend our next Sunday evening ser
vice, at which time the discussion of
the last subject in the business men's
service wili be held. At this service
a number of business men will brief
ly express themselves as to the influ
ence of the plan which the pastor of
the Ohio street church has just tried
out. The business men's male quar
tette will sing. The subject of the
evening sermon will be "The half
forgotton ideal; or finding out the
needs of my brother and striving to
Remember, please, that this church
understands how to give the glad
hand to friend and stranger alike.
The fact is we are mighty glad to
have you with us and we believe it
will profit you to attend regularly our
Sunday evening services.
Fourth of July Entertain
ment Called Off.
It was the intention of the Butler
Commercial Club and the Elks Club
of Butler to put on the biggest and
best Fourth of July entertainment
ever attempted in Butler. Among
the other features was to be a circus,
given by the Elks, with a monster
parade, but alas, when the committee
undertook to make arrangements for
costumes and other property that
they had to use to make a success,
lo and behold, they could not get
them in Kansas City for the reason
that long before they had been en
gaged. The matter of securing them
was taken up with St. Louts and
Chicago with the same result, i. e. too
A meeting of the Commercial Club
directors and committee from the
Elks met at Culver's store Tuesday
morning and, after canvassing the
matter for nearly two hours, decided
as we could not begin to give the
public what had been promised called
it off. This decision was concured in
by both the club and the Elks.
At the meeting it was decided as
we could not put on the entertain
ment for the 4th the public was en
titled to, we would make a bigger
and better Chautauqua which com
mences July 28.
Trusting that this explanation will
be entirely satisfactory, and assuring
you we regret exceedingly the disap
pointment, but feel that we have done
the wise thing under the circumstan
Butler Commercial Club.
Elks Lodge of Butler.
Army and navy officers are de
nouncing the State constitutions of
Missouri, Texas and Oklahoma. The
approacn oi tne rail election has re
newed military and naval interest in
the clause of these constitutions,
which says no soldier, sailor, pauper,
lunatic or felon shall vote. The of
ficers do not care particularly about
voting, but they object to being
classified with paupers, lunatics and
Card of Thanks.
- We desire to thank the many
friends of our husband and fath
er who so kindly assisted during his
illness and death, also the county of
ficials for the floral offerings. '
MRS. GEO. W. POLLOCK
Deer ing Rakes
Deering Binder Twine
Let us Sell you a Deering
"EVERYTHING IN HARDWARE"
Don't Me Time
THINKING OF TIME WASTED
Our paint stock is rapidly decreasing. We are
closing out the odds and ends at extremely low
prices. Just what you want may be still in stock.
PYRAMID FLOOR PAINT
Quarts now 35c; Half Gallons 60c
Alabastine (wall finish) now 35c
Masury's No, 1 Coach Varnish now $1.50
United Drug Company
East Side Square
Wife Gets Divorce Decree.
Because she could not talk the
"houn' dawg" dialect nor cook a la
Bates county, Mrs. Mary A. White,
62 years old, former wife of Tom
Speers, once chief of police of Kansas
City, declared in Judge W. O. Thom
as' division of the circuit court this
morning that her husband, Joel N.
White, made life a misery to her.
Immediately after their marriage
two years ago, she said, she moved
to the Bates county farm with White
and he insisted that she adopt 'the
Bates county dialect, declaring the
neighbors would think she felt her
self above them if she used good
English. She was raised in refine
ment, she said, and refused to de
part from her early teachings.
White objected to her cooking, she
said, and he advised her to go to his
daughter and learn to do regular
Mrs. White was granted a divorce.
Thursday's Kansas City Post.
Where Are the Seven?
What has become of the seven
governors? They will be remem
bered in the aggregate, though most
ly forgotten as individuals, as the
men who voiced the -'popular de
mand" that Col. Roosevelt return to
the White House and stay the pro
gress of advancing ruin.
It was their united voice which de
termined the shrinking Colonel to lay
aside the welcome robes of priyate
obscurity and step forth again full
panoplied for war. They were the
very head and front of the Roosevelt
movement They were the represen
tatives of all that spontaneous but
unorganized enthusiasm which CoL
Roosevelt had inspired in the popular
But some way, somehow, they
dropped out of sight like the trained
players in a .prologue when the real
drama is staged. The Dixons, the
McHargs and the Flynns have shoul
dered them into the wings and stand
in the limelight where they stood.
Does the simile stand for a truth?
Were . the seven governors taught
their parts by a certain great political
stage manager who needed an "in
duction" to a grand, triumphant re
entry of himself in the role of hero,
and are now in the dressing-room
washing away the grease paint and
wondering why the boss would not
let them have an encore? Republic
Chautauqua to Open July 28.
The Butler Chautauqua will open
Sunday, July 28, and will continue
for eight days, holding two sessions
daily throughout the entire time.
The talent secured for this year as
reported to A. H. Culver, secretary
of the Commercial Club, is as follows:
Venetian Gondolier Band,
Meister's Singers, Male Quartette,
Oie Theobaldi Company,
Marietta La Dell,
Dr. E. A. Steiner,
E. J. Sias,
Dr. Thos. E. Green,
L. B. Wickersham,
Lee Francis Lybarger.
One more number remains to be
filled in to complete the list, the
choice lying between Dr. Cook, the
explorer, and some other high-class
We Have 'em
You Need 'em
Body Fly Nets.
Collar Pads of all kinds.
Sole Leathered Zinc Pads.
Cyclone & Wabash Pads.
Deer Skin and Curled Hair Pads.
Genuine Cotton Filled Collars.
Bickmore's and Hill's Gall Cure.
Buggy Tops, Curtains, Storm Ap
rons, Cushions, Washers, etc.
Buggy Paints, all colors.
Coach Oils and Axle Grease.
The best Machine Oil on the market
Binder Whips 14 feet
Calf and Colt Weaners.
Colt Halters and Rope Ties. .
In fact we keep everything that be
longs to a first-class Harness arid Ve
hicle business, and our prices are al
ways right -
V.Mrs.l 6 Sens
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