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1 T ,1 c-V J? v,K a. nnnnssnnnaBaaannnaaBnasnnaBn f.ir LIVES w IN TEXAS FLOOO CREAFl Is a protection and guarantee against alum which is found in the low priced baking powders. on the safe side when buying powder, examine the label and take only a brand shown to be made from Cream of Tartar. Marooned Refugees Suffer from Hunger and Cold. MOTOR BOATS TO RESCUE Galveston Life Savers Taking People From Trees and, the Roofs of Houses Damage Will Total Millions. FARMERS ARE ALARMED AT WHEAT'S GROWTH HOG CHOLERA INCREASING Warm Weather at this Season Puts it in Danger of Being Killed. Jefferson City Ni-wa. The farmers all over the wheat yrowinu belt of Missouri arc alarmed over the rank growth of winter wheat us the result of so much warm weath er. The wheat lias grown to-a dan gerous stage, and if the warm weath er continues a few days longer, man' : fields will have grown the first joint off the stalks, which means a total j loss, for once the first joint is formed : the wheat will not grow again. For the last two weeks many farmers have been pasturing their wheat fields j hoping in this way to stay the growth of the wheat. Some of the farmers, ! unfortunately, have not enough stock. to keep the wheat down. Two or three hard freezes would do an infinite amount of good, but the weather has been so unusual for months past that it is taking a great risk to wait on a cold snap. Farmers say that there has not been such a rank fall and early winter growth of wheat in this state in a long number of years, and most of them cannot recall a tune when conditions were like they are at the present time. Loss in Pettis County 15 Per cent Seven Months in List of Letters remaining uncalled for in the post j office at Butler, Mo., for the week ending December 9th, 1913: Gentlemen; James K. Brugler. These letters will be sent to the dead letter office December 23,1913 if not delivered before. In call ing for the above, please say "Adver tised," giving date of list. C. A. Chambers, Post Master. Sedalia, Mo., Dec. 8. The virulen cy and magnitude of hog cholera in Pettus County, as proved by the in vestigation of B. VV. Murphy, head of the United States Bureau of Animal Industry, the results of which were made public today, have steadily in creased since 1911, when the loss was about 8 per cent of the total number raised. The loss was almost 26 per cent in 1912 and for 1913, up to August 1 about 15 per cent. Reports from other counties in Mis souri indicate this year's losses will range from 30 to 35 per cent of the entire number raised. Through the work of the bureau, established in August, it is known that those losses for the years 1910, 1911 and 1912, conservatively valued, aggregated $1,000,000. Dr. Murphy's investigations of the origin and spread of hog cholera demonstrated that 33 per cent became infected by owners visiting infected farms, exchanging labor in the filling of silos, baling hay, etc; 33 per cent was carried by birds and dogs having I access to dead carcasses permitted to lie exposed in violation oj the law re quiring immediate burning, and 10 per cent was brought to farms by purchase of new stock. The remain ing percentage was attributed to var- ious causes such as insufficient disin fection of premises after cholera pre vailed, transmission by streams and the escape of animals from a cholera' infected farm. Bryan, Tex., Dec. C A death roll of more than fifty persons, scores of refugees in imminent peril, and possi by a thousand others marooned and suffering from prolonged hunger aud cold was indicated by reports from the tlooded Krazos river bottoms in this section of Suutli Central Texas. For more than fifty miles the Brazos was three to five miles wide and running wltn millrace speed. Reports brought in by horsemen in dicate that the property loss will reach $5,000,000 when losses along the Brazos are added to the already heav; damage in other portions of the state Henry Martin, vice-president and general mar.aser of the International & Great .Northern railroad, was drowned at Valley Junction, near here, while attempting to rescue marooned flood victims. His body was not re covered. Six members of the life saving crew stationed at (ialveston and a trainload of motor boats from Houston, which started Icr Cryan.were stopped by hish water at Xavasota. The boats were launched at that point shortly before dark, and started upstream over the flooded liottoiiiH to rescue persons re ported clinsins to trees, housetops or occasionally sending in shallow water, cut off from shore, liryan had twenty boats out all day, which brought to liiph gi '-1111(1 several hundred persons, the majority terrified and hall-clad negroes. A trainload of provisions and blan kets was sent from here to Koharek, on the edge of the bottoms, where loo of the refugees were - unloaded. Throughout the bottoms, even where the water did not endanger life, the flood ruined most of the provisions in stores. THE ITEM! LOT fWISEO COMMERCE COMMISSION INDOR SES BURLESON'S PROPOSALS. After January 1 Parcels Weighing as Much as 50 Pounds May Ee Sent by Poet Washington, Dec. 8. Postmaster General Burleson's proposals to In crease the weight limits of - parcel post packages in the first and second zones from-tVenty to fifty pounds, to admit books to the parcel post, and to reduce rates in the third, fourth, til tii and sixth zones, have been ap proved by the Interstate Commerce Commission. The maximum weight of parcels to all zones beyond the second was in creased from eleven to twenty pounds. The approved changes in rates and weights to be in effect January 1, 19 l, follow: "To reduce the rates for the third zone from seven cents for the first pound and five cents for each addi tional pound to six cents for the first pound and two cents for each addi tional pound. 1 "To reduce the rate for-the fourth zone from eight cents for the first pound and six cents for each addi tional pound to seven cents for the first pound and four cents for each additional pound. "To reduce the rates for the fifth zone from nine cents for the first pound and seven cents for each addi tional pound to eight cents for the nrst pound and six cents for each additional pound. "To reduce the rates for the sixth zone from ten cents for the first pound and nine cents for each addi tional pound to nine cents for the lirst pound and eight cents for each additional pound." trr CAPITAL, STOCK .Mi ? 'fill LiARNED SURPLUS .000 This Bank Has A 'Surplus Fund' Before selecting a bank with which to deposit your money, examine the , SURPLUS of the different banks, " You will notice the Farmers Bank has the largest Surplus Fund of any bank in Bates County. This is also the best evidence of the bank's favor and large patronage. Having the largest Surplus we can offer the strongest security for your deposits. We invite you to do your banking with a bank that takes care of and is able to accommodate you when mon ey is scarce just the same as when it is plenty. THE FARMERS BANK Of Bates County Capital $50,000.00 Surplus Fund. $45,000.00 THE FLOOO HORROR GROWS Texas Rivers Are Receding But Many Are Homeless Hundreds Were Drowned. Get your suit for Christmas Black-Arnold. You'll save. at For You Mrs. Housewife! You have always longed for a beautiful home. Why not have one? A few hours of your time and a small amount of the right SHERWIN-WILLIAMS product will change the dingiest room into the most beautiful and coz iest spot in your home. FOR INSTANCE You may have a room, with dirty plaster walls, woodwork dingy, and unsightly floors To finish it mod ernly; give the walls to coats of Sherwin-Williams FLAT TONE). This produces a deep rich soft appearance. Give the wood work a coat of S.-W. enamel or KOPAL VAR NISH and the floor a coat of MAR-NOT the varnish that won't scuff, or FLOOR LOC the varnish stain. The results will be more than your fondest hope and the cost so small that you will not notice it. Do You Have Such a Room, If You haven't you have a floor that needs varnish, or a piece of furniture that needs brightening up? See ui and allow us to help you decide what finish to use. ' We have a finish for every surface. Anxiety was felt for scores of negroes reported clinging to trees, and who had l)een there for twenty-four hours. Kight miles from Bryan I.ee Cort melia, an Italian, was heard calling for help from his half-submerged cabin. The cabin has disappeared and Cort melia, with his wife and several chil dren, has been drowned. Prominent planters in the bottoms have refused offers of rescue, sending out their wives and children to Bryan, but themselves remaining behind in the water, tearing down portions of their buildings to improvise platforms for their stock. Anxiety is felt for the safety of several of these planters, Seth Mooring was last seen on top of his house near the river. He refused to leave. PRESIDENT ILL WITH GRIP Mr. Wilson Ordered to Stay in by His Physician Engage ments Canceled. Bed Washington, Dec. 6. President Wil son has the grip. His cold is in his nose and throat and his physician, Dp. Gary T. Grayson, U. S. N has ordered the President to remain in bed. En gageements were canceled and the President will be confined to his room until next week. No engagements were made for him earlier than Monday. Secretary Tumulty said that while the President had a little fever his Ill ness was yielding to treatment and he would be out again in a few days. Houston, Tex., Dec. 8. With flood walers receding and the wire situa tion clearing up, the real horrors oi the floods in southern Texas are be coming known. Conservative esti mates place the dead at two hundred, but the chamber of commerce at i-tryan has issued a statement plac ing the death list there and at Hearne, nearby, at five hundred. Fifty persons were drowned at Sunny Side, a small town on the lower Brazos river, according to a telephone ' report. The town was nearly swept away. Twenty thousand persons wera made homeless by the raging , waters, according to the meager reports. Hundreds are clinging to trees or are marooned on housetops or impro vised rafts and are near starvation j and almost frozen. A cold wave struck Texas adding to the suffering, DUVALL-PERCIVAL TRUST GO. CAPITAL and SURPLUS, $100,000 FARMERS BANK BUILDING. BUTLER, MO. Fflrm I OJlirc We have monev t0 lan n real estate at a low rate iuiiii luuiio 0f interest with privilege to pay at any time. A he rapt C We have a complete set of Abstract Books and will fur nuniiuuid njsh abstracts to any real estate in Bates county and examine and perfect titles to same. InVrKtmPnfc We wU1 loan vour id,e money for you, securing you reasonable interest on time deposits. W. F. PUVALL, President, Arthur Duvall, Treasurer. B. DUVALL, Vice-President, W. D. Yates, Title Examiner. A Supply Ship to Mexico. Norfolk, Va., Dec. 5. The big naval collier Nereus has received orders to sail for Vera Cruz, to Join the Ameri can fleet there, with enlisted men from the St.. Helena training station at this port. Two Oklahoma Children Burned. Hugo, Ok., Dec. 8. Two small chil dren of Matt Birdsong, a farmer liv ing two and a half miles from Grant, burned to death when Birdsong's house was destroyed by fire recently. Oppose Women Poll Judges. Chicago, Dec. 6. The right of wom en to sit as Judges and clerks of elec tion here next spring will be chal lenged, it was made known from both Republican and Democratic sources. Can't Publish Wilson's Message. Vera Cruz, Mexico, Dec. 5. Flat or ders against publication of President Wilson's message to Congress were given the newspapers here when the message was received from the Ameri can consulate In this city. General Maas prohibited the publication. Huerta's Family In Vera Cruz. The City of Mexico, Dec. 6. Mem bers of the family of Provisional Presi dent Huerta are said to have gone secretly to Vera Cruz November SO, They are living quietly in that city, where their presence is known to only a tew Intimate friends. 4 . -fj. . ftA,C.-V,?v''. ;v-"-J -: i -'..'-'.;f, y Vy V;--v-;H!T-vU1 A 8teamer Down With 46. Stockholm, Dec. 6. Forty-six lives were lost by the foundering of the Swedish steamer Malmberget off Bodo, Norway. The steamer left Narvik, Norway, November 27, for Rotterdam, The Malmberget was of 3,903 tons. . Congressman Get a Peateff lee. - Washington, Dee. 6. Representative William P. Murray of Massachusetts has been agreed upon for postmaster of Boston, and his aomlnatioo is ex pected to go to the Senate within a few days, .".v- ." - Prints Mllllan WMes. . Toroata, J)ee. C Twemty-eight mfiV lion copies of the Bible aad books cer tain lag vortlona of Holy Bcrlptsr ar pifcUa mat yasr. according ta report sMBsSai si fc wtiMleaUeeV' T:---.':.". ....' . . ' . -7 :fV.vVi,-''';-.'i,- ? v' V v:'--.J - ' Shot Two Strikebreakers. Indianapolis, Dec. 6. Two Cincin nati strikebreakers were shot, one per haps fatally, In an attack by a crowd of striking teamsters and sympathizers on a non-union wagon. PROFESSIONAL CARDS OR. J. M. CHRISTY Disease ot Women and Children a Specialty THE GENERAL MARKETS. Kansas City, Mo.. Dec. 9, 1911. CATTLE Steer $ 7 75 9 00 Selected feeders 7 50 to 7 75 HOOS Bulk ot sales 7 45 9 00 SHEEP Yearlings S 00 U 6 00 Iamba 7 35 U 7 95 WHEAT No. 2 hard. No. 2 red CORN No. 2 white.. No. 2 mixed OATS No. 2 white.. HAY Timothy Prairie BUTTER Creamery EGOS Extra ........ CHICKENS. 84 S 75 5 75 7 45 6 25 3 75 . 87 ST. LOUIS. CATTLE Steers .. . . Texas steers HOOS Butchers SHEEP Lambs Muttons ..' WHEAT No. I hard..... No. I red CORN No. 2 white OATS No. 2white BUTTER Creamery .... BOOS CHICKENS CHICAGO. CATTLE Beeves Stackers and feeders. HOGS Bulk et sales..... SHEEP Lambs CORN No. 1 yellow.'.. OATS) If o. 2 white.... BUTTER Creamery ... OOS OMAHA. CATTLE Steers ....... a at HOOe Bulk of sales. - f SS .. 4 se a ti - -,-: .-t T. joaawM i i -. 81 8V 71 C9Vk 41 42 11 50 tl7 50 7 50 fcK 50 2H',4(U 30 20 35 o s li 0 7 00 0 7 30 0 7 St 0 4 S 0 93 94H0 SSH 79H 43 13 30 S SO 0 9 70 4 M w 7 St T 70 7 se 5 SO 0 7 7 7H0 . 39 0 ; n S9 0 39 320 S3 M S3 . ; We 0 93 0 7 St 04SS ttt .ir M sales. to itH Missouri Pacific Tims Table BUTLER STATION CORRECTED OCT. 19, 1913 NORTH. No. 202 K. C. Joptln Mail A Ex 1:30 s. in, No. 208 Kansas City Accommodation 7110. m, No. 292 Local Freight, does not car ry passengers 11:00 a. m No. SOS St. Louis K. C. Mall A Ex 11:40 a m No 210 St. Louis Limited . 10:50p.m. No. 253 8 took Express, does not car ry passengers :5 p. m. TRAINS WEST AND SOUTH. No. 901 St. Lonls-Joplin Hall A Ex. 3:00 a. m. No. 309 St. Lonia Limited 6:40 a. m. No. 301 Local Freight, does not car ry passengers 11:00 a. m. No. 207 K. C. JopUn Mall Ex... 1:10 p.m. no. 90s Nevada Aeoonunodatlon 7 :48 p. m. INTERSTATE. WEST. No. 003 Madison Local Freight, car ries passengers 7 iSO a. nr. No 637 Madison Accommodation.... 1:30 p.m. BAST BOUND ARRIVALS. No. 638 Bntler Aeoommodetlon . 11:15 a. m. No. 094 Bntler Local Freight......... 5:00 p. m. Freight trains Hoe. 60S and 6B4 carry passen gers oa Interstate Division. No other freight trains carry passengers. All frelrht for fonrardlns mnit ba at iiamt not later than eleven o'clock a. m. or ba aaiH BUTLER Office Phone 20 MISSOURI House Phone 10 OR. J. T. HULL Dentist Entrance same .that leads to Stew- ard's Studio. North side square Butler, Missouri rot following day's forwarding. Frelckt for Division meat be delivered before Interstate are o'clock n. iron in morning. No freight blUed rev this 1. K. XWVM AJT. . Aaeat. DR. H. M. CANNON DENTIST Butler. Missouri East Side of the Square Phone No. 312 T. C. BOULWARE Physician & Surgeon Office North Side Square, Butler, Mo. Diseases of women and chil dren a specialty. B, F. JETER, Attorney at Law Notary Public East Side Square - Phone 186 BUTLER, MISSOURI OR. ROBERT E. CRABTREE General Practice. Diseases of Children. TELEPHONES Office 301 Residence 641 Office in Oench Bid?. , T. J. HALSEY, M. D. 0.0. Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist 'LSb-' saa the stung or masses BUTLBB, MO Ofloe over Peoples Bank Faeae Re. it Wlhiy mu Enroll your name with the thrifty class, arid savers? Start today if you have only one dollar with which to oin a bank:: account. The sm&ll depositor ; wjli aid; ft warm arid hearty welcome at me UN -4 Jl M a.T-..