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The Baylitfht Store
Owintf to the cool weather, wc find we hive too many Spring Suits
and we are offering several lots at
175 Men's Suits
Formerly sold $10.00 to $15.00
100 Suits, Good Styles
All wool mixed lot, worth $20.00 and more
SPECIAL LOT Knee Length Union
Suits, worth 75c - - -
Odd Ends in $1.00 and $1.50 Dress
Shirts on Sale at - -
LADIES COATS AND SUITS
AT HALF PRICE
We have a good assortment of sizes. - .
AMERICAN CLO. HOUSE
THE GOOD CLOTHES STORE
N. Drennan is visiting
near - Johnstown this
J. W. Cboate made a business
trip to Garden City the first of the
C. A. Allen, of the Walton Trust
Company was a Nevada visitor
. Friday. . .
Attorney V. B; Dawson made a
: trip to Nevada Friday on legal
business. v ,
Dr. M. I. Hurley of Harrison
ville was in the city Sunday visit
T. J. Day was in Canadian, Ok
lahoma, last week setting up a
F. B. Walton returned Monday
from a business trip through east
John C. Hayes came down from
Kansas City the first of the week
. on a business missidn.
Mrs. J. B. Jenkins is spending
the week, in Kansas City visiting
her sister, Mrs. J. C. Hayes.
H. T, Zwahlen of eastern Bates
was a Butler visitor Saturday. We
acknowledge a pleasant call. -
Mr. and Mrs.. Will Fritz and
baby spent Sunday in this city
visiting relatives and friends.
C. A- Allen is in the southern
part of the state on business for
the Walton Trust Company.
H. G. Cook of the American
Clothine House was . a business
visitor to Kansas City Tuesday
Mrs. H. G. Cook and daughter,
Miss Helen, .visited relatives in
Rich Hill the latter part of the
Miss Ora Newsome, of Kansas
City is visiting at the home of her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. G. New-
some. ;r-:T:'i-'J'''''!.V:' ''
Geo. H. Moore, of Adrian, was a
county seat visitor Saturday ana
favored this office with a pleas
R. K. Godwin, of the bank of
Urich was an appreciative caller
while in the city one day the last
of the week.- -;.-.- ' -l ? ;
Mrs. J. EL Smith left Monday
for Kansas City, being called
there by the serious illness of Mrs.
Lillras Emerson, ft? S-S
--h,.i-;:- snf ..! v - ,:, ? " ; '-
M. C. Fortune was up from Bich
Hill the first of : the week on a
business Wtiiajf fcjM.
Henry P. To?,- l Cliaioa,
candidate f:f circuit was fer
.t eiara. JC rj t ZzU the
Vic Riley has- sold his lunch
room on the south side of the
square to Wallis Hill, who took
possession the last of the week
Alex Snider, who has a position
on the Republican at Booneville,
spent a few days in this city last
week visiting his mother, Mrs. Ed
Mrs. J. M, Christy and daugh
ter. Mrs. U. U. UUkerson, i re
turned from Carthage where they
visited Mrs. Christy's brother, Dr.
J. M. Ellis.
'Dr. T. C Boulware, Dr. B. N.
Chastain and Dr. J. S. Newlon at
tended a meeting of the state
medical society in Excelsior
Springs last week.
Eugene Arnold, who has been
attending a dental college in Kan
sas City came down the first of
the week to visit his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. W. S. Arnold. ..
Mrs. W. J. Nix and two chil
dren Marjorie and Winston, left
the last of the week for au extend
ed visit with relatives at Kansas
City and Elk City, Kansas.
Mrs. Nat Whipple and two chil
dren are visiting her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. L. A. Fuller. The Whip
pies have recently moved from
Kansas City to Parsons, Kas."
Mrs. M. C. Arnold left the first
of the week- for Independence
on a visit to relatives. She will
visit other relatives in Kansas
City -and Odessa before returning
S. W. Davis of the Democrat
left the first of the week for St,
Louis where he will represent
Blue Flag Lodge Knights of
Pythias at the state meeting of
L. W. Matthews, editor of the
Rich Hilt Western Enterprise, was
taking in the sights of the coun
ty, seat one day the last of tne
week. He made this office a Ira
Claude J. Major, of the firm of
WeMott & Major Harness Com
pany, was "a Kansas City visitor
the first of the week. He heard
Sunday preach and says he is im
mense, '-'-v.--.' r:,;' '
- Word was received in this city
last week that Joseph Keasling, a
former resident of this city , had
died at the-state hospital for the
insane at Ossawatomie, Kas. Mr.
Keasling was for many years ja
wagon maker in this city. ; ,
t Ur: and Mrs. A.' H. Colverl Hr.
and Mrs. A. O. Yeomans, Mrs. An
na Osborne tad Ira Sutton left
Tuesday, for Kansas City to at-
tsad a- meeting 'of - the. Graad
Leds I. O. O. F. of the state aad
t :-' Crxsl AxzswUf of , tie
While cleaning 'his rifle, which
was supposed to be unloaded,, A.
L. Cole, of Harrisonville, accident
ally shot and killed his father-in-lawr
David Reed, one day last,
The Young Ladles Auxilliary of
the Presbyterian church were en
tertained by Miss Edna Clarke
Thursday afternoon at her home
on Hieh street. Light refresh
ments were served.' !
Verne Holloway, who has a
good position with the Kansas
City Star is in the city visiting his
parents and attending the gradu
ating exercises of the Butler High
School of which he is a graduate.
Mrs. A. C. Coberly was a Jop-
-lin visitor the last of the week.
She returned home 'with Mr. Cob
erly who had been attending a
meeting of the Southwest Lumber
man s Association at Hollistcr,
S. C. Williamson, of Rich Hill,
candidate for the legislature, was
in the city the last of the week
Mr. Williamson has only been over
a part of the county so far but ex
pects to visit every portion of it
before the primary.
Miss Pearl Kemper of near
Rockville and Mrs. Kinman itnd
little children of St. Joseph, who
is spending the summer with
homefolks near Rockville were
shopping in Butler Wednesday.
T. C. Robinson came in from
Kansas City one day the last of
the week. Mr. Robinson is a
skilled map maker and is only
waiting for the snow to get out
of the Wisconsin forests when he
will go there to spend the sum
mer making maps.
Judge and Mrs. A.-B. Owen left
the last of the week for Independ
ence where they will visit at the
home 6f O. K. Davis. From there
they went to Kansas on a short
visit and of course stopped in
Kansas City and hecrd Billy Sun
Mrs. C. C Rhodes, wife of the
north side draeffist. was one of
the recent graduates of the Kan
sas City School of Pharmacy. Af
ter a visit with relatives at War
saw, Mo.; she will come to Butler
and assist her husband in the
store.- They will . live on East
Pleasant street in the property
now occupied by W. L. Coonrod.
Alva Smith, who lives on a farm
seven miles southeast of Rich Hill
was acquitted in Vernon county
circuit eoorjt Friday on a charge
k ' ' - tf tal IUamm anma
of assaulting a Miss Glenn some
months ao. The jury was out
55 minutes, fith was represent
ed by. T7. H'CrTson of this city
and w. II. Errlcr. of Nevada. A.
Kiz?, ttXrrzl represented
Notice lower prices on cow peas
in my ad this week, J. D. Deacon,
Soufh Side Square, Butler, Mo.
Chas. Wells of Kansas City
spent a few days in this city last
week visiting his mother, Mrs.
Sam Alfree, who is a member
of the Pinkerton Detective
Agency, of Kansas City, is in the
city visiting triends.
J. T. Prewitt has opened his
Candy Kitchen in the room form
erly occupied by Jeter's Jewelry
store on the west side.
For Sale Rubber tire Sayers
& Scoville buggy, also good har
ness, been used about one year.
12 months time will be given.
Tom Vance, with Levy Merc. Co.,
Clothing Department. 31-lt
Mrs. Geo. Newberry of Chicago,
who visited a few days last week
in this city at "the home of Chas.
Ewin left Friday for Kansas City
where she will spend a few days
before returning. to her home.
Our good friend, Lewis Cul
bertsori of Summit was a pleasant
caller at .this office Wednesday.
Lewis says that Uncle Charley
Radford, who makes his home
with him is enjoying good health
for one of his age.
I have purchased of George
Garrett the feed lot on West Da
kota street which I formerly op
erated. All my old patrons are
invited to call and new ones cor
31-lt Frank Priestly.
The degree team of Bates Lodge
180 1. 0. 0. F. went to Spruce last
Wednesday night and put on the
work for the Spruce lodge. At
the conclusion of the work
luncheon was served after which
the Butler contingent started for
home where they arrived about
. William, the infant son of Mr.
and Mrs. William White, died at
the home of his parents in the east
part of the county May 7, 1916,
after a seven weeks illness of
pneumonia. His Master has called
him home and he was ready to go
but it left a vacant place which
can never be filled, in the hearts
of those left behind.
. A Friend. .
Here's a problem in high fi
nance. A private of the United
States Marine Corps saved . $4,-
98.91 during a single four year
enlistment. He never advanced
beyond the rank 'of private and
his pay never exceeded eighteen
'dollars per month during that
thne. A good, natured business
rraaen, with many spare hours
Csvelop it along selling lines,
ve this lianne his nest egg,
zs Corps officials declare. ;
vji&i&i - . . ' : :
- Mrs. Emma Weiner of St. Louis
arrived in the city last week on a
visit to old friends. , ': - '
Mrs. Jessie Stofer and -two
children of Snyder, Oklahoma, are
visiting relatives in this city.
General H. C. Clark of Nevada
spent Sunday in Butler wth his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Clark.
Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Hildebrandt
of Joplin visited Mrs. Hilde
brant's parents, Mr. and Mrs. H.
S. Williams; who live just west pf
ithe city, last week.
The bandconcert Friday even
ing was a dandy. The threaten
ing weather and the muddy roads
kept many from attending but
those who were there enjoyed a
fine concert. The megaphone
four in Billy Sunday's famous
song "Brighten Up the Corner
Where You Are, was especially
good, and made a hit with the
"The Path of Happiness" will
be the attraction at the Electric
Theatre Monday afternoon and
night. This is a Red Feather
special, new to Butler, but abso
lutely the last word in pictures.
Violet Mersereau, who has the
star part, is one of the most beau
tiful women now in the "movies."
The story is one of intensely dra
matic interest and is staged in the
forests of the far north.
Mrs." Chas. Argenbright Tues
day afternoon entertained the
Priscilla Club at her home on
High and Mill streets. The ladies
spent a most enjoyable afternoon
with their fancy work. During
the afternoon the guests were fav
ored with delightful piano music
by Mrs. II. II. Holloway and Mrs.
Seiler. A two course luncheon
was served by the hostess assist
ed by Mrs. E. Snider and Mrs. Ed
Our good friend Alex Moore
of Pleasant Gap was in Butler
Wednesday looking after business
matters and made us a pleasant
call. Mr. Moore is Treasurer of
the Board of Directors for the
Pleasant Gap Boster Association
and is very enthusiastic regarding
the Fair which the Association is
planning to bold in the W. W.
Henry grove at Pleasant Gap
August 23 and24. The organiza
tion held its first fair in Septem
ber, 1915, this being a one day
meet which was so highly success
ful that it was decided to hold a
two days meet this year.
' Hi iiii'i j j ii-
T. L. Beach, the south side jew
eler was in Kansas City last week
and relates a strange story to ac
count for a bruised arm. Beach
says that somewhere near mid
night he was standing on Twelfth
street waitiifg for a taxi to take
him to the depot when hearing a
noise behind him he turned just
in time to see an automobile com
ing down the sidewalk at a fur
ious rate of speed with the driver
frantically trying to stop the car,
but in vain. Beach was struck
and knocked across the street.
The ear was finally stopped and
the driver explained to Beach that
in turning a corner he had lost
control of the ear which jumped
on the sidewalk and he could not
stop it: The stranger took Beach
in his ear and delivered him at the
depot in time for his train, none
the worse for his adventure except
for some few bruises.
Order of Accurate Typists
Butler High School has the hon
or of being represented in the
' ' Order of Accnrate Typists, ' '
which is limited to five hundred
members. " When this number has
been enrolled a series of competi
tions will be arranged to which
only members of the Order will
be eligible. Valuable prizes will
be awarded to v the winners of
these competitions, the details of
which will be announced when the
required number of members have
Ivan R. Ray was made a life
member of the ' Order of Accur
ate Typists" for having written
at the rate of 72 words per min-.
ute for ten minutes, with abso
lute accuracy. Besides this honor,
Mr. Ray has won a gold medal
from the Remington Typewriter
Company and two handsome
leather card cases containing
special credential speed certifi
cates from the Remington and
Underwood Typewriter Compan
ies. .-. -
Since receiving these awards
Mr. Ray has written at the rate
of 94 words a minute for ten min
utes with only three errors.
There are others m the senior
class writing more than 50 words
minute. The following shows
their gain in speed since last year:
Ivan R. Ray 57
Robert Maddox .44
Russell Rosier 48
Paul Shelton 53
Otto Sunderwirth 47
Elmer Kinney 45
Winifred Stone ...... ;40
Kirkby Walker 40
Eva Herrell 40
Accidentally Hurt at Track Meet.
Arthur Linard, son of Mr. and
Mrs. W. S. Linard, who live north
west of town, was seriously in
jured during the track meet be
tween the Butler and Adrian High
Schools Wednesday afternoon by
a. discus slipping from the hands
of Emmett Bullock and striking
him over the right eyo cutting a
fearful gash and penetrating the
He was taken in a motor car to
Dr. Foster's office where the
wound was dressed and he was
then taken home.
The discus, a circular piece of
wood encircled with an Iron band,
was wet from the rain and hard
to hold and when Bullock at
tempted to throw it it slipped
from his hand, striking Linard,
who was about ten feet from him.
No one regrets the accident more
than young Bullock, who was in
no way to blame, as, in their ex
citement, the students had crowd
ed too close to the line and the ac
cident was the result.
Entertained for Mrs. Hill.
The Sophomore class of
Hume Bank Elects Officers
The shareholders of the Hume
Commercial Bank held their thir
teenth annual meeting May 4th, at
which time the' following officers
and directors were elected : W. C.
Foster, President; C. E. Horton,
Vice-President ; J. C. Biggs, Cash
ier; J. P. Adams, Assistant Cash
ier; Agnes Gasaway, Book-keep
er ; all with an increase in salary.
Directors, W. C. Foster, J. P.
Adams, E. N. Martin, W. M.
Thompson, R. W. McConnell.
All expressed themselves as be
ing well pleased, both with the
management and earnings for the
past year. Border Telephone.
Negro Burned by Mob in Texas.
Waco, Tex., May 15. A mob
took the law into its own hands
here today and Jesse Washington,
young negro, brutal murderer of
Mrs. Lucy Fryar, ' white woman,
was burned at the stake on the
lawn in front of the city hall The
negro was taken from the circuit
court room just after a jury had
pronounced the death sentence.
The attack on lira, trrmr was
one of the most atrocious crimes
in this part-of the country. , It oc
curred Monday at her home, seven
miles south of here.
High School entertained in honor
of Mrs. A. L. Hill last Thursday
evening at tlrt homo of Miss Ruth
Jones. It was in the nature of a
farewell party as this is Mrs.
Hill's last year in the Butler High
School, as next year she will teach
in the Columbia, Mo., High
School. Mrs. Hill is one of the
most competent and best loved
teachers in the school and it will
be a hard task to fill her place.
The girls furnished a delicious
lunch and a very pleasant evening
was spent. The only spectre at
the feast being the thought that
Mrs. Hill would not be with them
Tuesday evening the class had
a picnic at what is known as the
Big Rock on Mound Branch
southeast of town.
Newsome Dies After Short Illness.
Edward . Newsome, who has
been in the city only a few weeks
selling motorcycles with head
quarters at the Bisbee Auto Co.,
died at 6 o'clock this morning af
ter an illness of about a week. He
was rooming at the residence of
Mrs. G. B. Jackson on O. K. street.
He had no relatives here, but was
an old boyhood friend of Vance
The above is a clipping from
a Bisbee, Arizona, paper and re
lates to fed Newsome, a son of
Mr. and Mrs. D. G. Newsome. of
East Dakota street this city.
Young Newsome is well known in
this city where he was born and
reared to young manhood.
Isaac Fowler, formerly a well
known merchant of this city, but '
now of Kansas City, was a busi
ness visitor to Butler Wednesday.
He informs us that Mrs." Fowler, :
wno nas been sick lor some time,
is growing weaker all the tbasj. V
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