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I a: A . "V THIET -THIRD YEAR. WELLINGTON, OHIO, WE. DAY, DECEMBER 20, 1899. NO. 51 FOB NATIVE LAND. 18 BBATK BOKHS A KB FIGHMNG FORTH EI K IlllXtH. Presents... w-el I w m. i : ' I : i WHAT HE WANTS FOR rCHRlSTMAST IS SURELY HERE COME AND PICK' IT OUT. SELECTED Now Will Be Stored TILL Christmas... IF DESIRED. -THOUSANDS OF CHRISTMAS IDEAS- Can be Obtained by a Visit to our Store. Every Department I Full of Useful, Desirable and Sensible Merchandise. We flake a Specialty of Suitable Gifts for Tien, Boys and Children. Below we Give a Partial List of Holiday Goods now READY FOR YOUR INSPECTION. Cormpnadent Writ to The Enter- I rlM from barbae, Month Africa, and I . My rnmh their side of lb ( a UoMidlhi War. KID GLOVES KID MITTENS SILK MUFFLERS 5ILK "OXFORD" MUFFLERS 5ILK HANDKERCHIEFS SILK INITIAL HANDKERCHIEFS LINEN HANDKERCHIEFS HOSIERY UMBRELLAS SWEATERS NECKWEAR COLLARS AND CUFFS WHITE SHIRTS SILK GARTERS HATS AND CAPS SCARF PINS CUFF BUTTONS UNDERWEAR CARDIGAN JACKETS CHILDREN'S SUITS CHILDREN'S REEFERS DRESS SUITS OVERCOATS ULSTERS FANCY VESTS TROUSERS BUSINESS SUITS COLORED SHIRTS SILK SUSPENDERS TELESCOPES AND BAQS orroa The Enterprise; Durban, Natal, booth Africa, Not. 3, .. ;59 The unequal druggie now on in .iiis part of the world can not but be of siierest to you. To me it is of vital meern. With home and native land at take, I cannot forbear to drop a pebble ii the great sea of public opinion, bop i(t nowever insignificant the ripple iy be, that a little of the truth maj 'e brought to the attention of your mntrymen. Makes the food more delicious and wholesome Or At SAffMQ KrerDPt) CO. . WtW TOUH. Select... YOUR PRESENTS Early... THEY OAN BE STOR ED TILL CALLED FOR. OR DELIVERED AT ANY TIME. BE A GIVER Or GOOD GIFTS AND SELECT THEM AT THE STORE OF DAUGHERTY, HELMAN & CO., EXCLUSIVE CLOTHIERS. 1 14 liVo.. : ..'i:.i-t--:-'- omet and the homes of their fathers? i f they have not, thnthe Boers are iw engaged in an unholy 'and un- teous war. It is a war. however, 1: it has been forced npon them by a eat and aggressive empire, an empire liose rapacity and duplicity baa be come s byword throughout the world There are many reasons why I and all my brother Boers fear this same British empire. When, over a century ro, (be valient forefathers of the pres ent burghers of the South African Be- ulilic set sail for their native shores oi founded new homes and a new set tlement in this far off.Cape country, it was thought that they would here, at least, be allowed to follow their own peaceful pursuits. They were, as they ways have been, an honest, outspo ken, God fearing people, asking not of agreement England quietly gave back to our country the suzerain rights she had before insisted upon, and in a new document there was made no mention of suzerainty or colonial obligation. The English today claim that this was understood. We claim that such was not the case. During the next ten years we found ourselves harassed by the intrusive oatlanders, who gradually grew more and more audacious and kept making more and more impossible demands. Their organizations and constant threatening movements naturally prompted our government in its offi cial capacity to do what it could to preserve itself against its enemies on the one hand, and among the people at large on the othrr, aroused the suspi cion and watphf !llnaa in .run IWp the neighbors and intruding not on the hesrt to make c;. i2pll, of the republic enemies. I .Ivr.va n ,h .1--, Tk.t .v, At the Cape our forefathers subdued ere tof the Afrikander Bund and the the Datives, gave them homes and excuse for its existence. Under such clothing and did their best to enlighten l circumstances race hatred and bitter- them.. In return for this the Kaffirs ness of feeling were onlv natural, in worked on the land and did that labor I fact, inevitable. for which they were by nature htted. When we first heard of Dr. Jame- Then the English came flocking down I gon'i preparations to invade our coun- tojhe Cape, and with Pharisaical nor- try on behalf of the Chartered compa ror, said that we had no business to T however, we could scarcely believe SPECIAL XM AS ANNOUNCEMENT! Every Department is at its Best bow. Stocked with New, Fresh Uood lor ovr Holiday Kusn. we navw auucu m wur rwkv af Clerks aad Shall Endeavor to give everyone the Best of Attention. HANDKERCHIEFS ! HANDKERCHIEFS I Having Bought the Entire Line of an Importer, Over looo Dozen, we nave fllanteo i nem ai Asiunisning ww yi Our offer of a very excellent printed border, iut tie thing for children 2 for 5C A real good nemstitcnea plain linen lawn handkerchief 5c A few more dozen of those pure linen hand kerchiefs,, good benis 5C 100 dozen Swisa hdkfs. with fancy edges and corners 5c A splendid Japonette hdkf. with silk init ial : 10c Plain and fancy borders in ladies' hdkfa. Grand value 10c 23 dozen Swiss embroidered, scalloped edges 12c A lot of embroidered hdkfs, with drawn work - - 15c Special values in Swisses, embroidered 19 to 25c A real linen embroidered hdkf. at 37gC Another lot of those hdkfs. made by the sisters - -- 50c - A large assortment of hdkfs. with flounced footing and Mechliu lace edges at - 50c Others in pure linen, hand embroidered at 87c, $1, $125, $1.50 Our line of Mufflers is complete, from 25c to $1.50 Umbrellas are good, useful gifts. En graved free of charge 75c to $4 We also will place on sale this week a line of Eiderdown breakfast Jackets made with em broidered edges, cord fasteners and ribbon ties, at the very low prices of --98C A nice dress pattern for the mother or sis ter. A good all wool Herring bone at ' 37JC Venetian cloth, a fabric that wears. Brown, Black, Tan, Red, Bine, at. 49c We also show a full line of Novelties in China, Sterling Silver, Ebony and Toilet Artic les. A good size imitation Rokwood Jardin iera at 49c, others at $1.39, $1.50. $2 Jap. enps and Baucers thin as an egg shell 25c Don't forget our 25c Ebony framed pict ures. They are a bargain. DOLLS. Doll Carriages. We have them from 25C to $1 SATURDAY FLYERSI We shall make up a table of $1.25, $1 Silks at 59c. Saturday only. 500 vda unbleached muslin on our center table, 5 c quality r 4jc WAITERS & GR1ESIXGER, ONLY EXCLUSIVE DRY OOODS 8 TO RE. OBERLIN. Madam Clary and Theodore Van. York gate an Impromptu vocal recital to the conservatory students Ust Thursday at eleven a. m. The Messiah concerts were given last Thursday and Friday evenings. In most respects they came np to the nsnal stan dard of excellency. The artists were all tna; could oe denired. Three had sung here before Mrs. Doolittle Blodget. Mary Louisa Clary, W atkin Mills. Tan York made his first appearance here. Be possesses a fine tenor voice, a good style and a fine personality, which makes his performance very pleasing. The ehorns, although not so large, many of its bet voices being absent, did its work well. The organ with Prof. An Irews presiding noeds no criticism. The orchestra alone proved incapahle. In several places some of the inntru ments varied from the pitch so as to make a serions ditennl. This is no doubt due to the fact that many of iu members are new. The houe was well filled both nights. Mr. PhouUgors hh the Gta club this season as violin sloi.t. Quite a numlier of Wellington people came over to attend the Mes-iah. HUNTINiiTON Mrs. Ups'n mid xn. i.f ltrihl"r. riiliIlL'.Ieli:i !'' .: : i . !). Mrs. H. J. Si;, ni-.il .iii'ighlnr Inn spent Sunday in 'A ellincton. thrgueit of Eugene (iiMxlririr- 'amily. Mrs. Edith B.ii - , n-l il.Hig' ti rTreva, spent a few Ja. laxt M-k in Koclies ter with Mr. nrt Mrs. Jm-k Irich. J. B. Pratt his gone to V Virgini on business. The body of Olney Knunds wasdUin terrrd last Tuesday and taken to Spen cer and buried by the side of his wife. Mr. and Mm. Louis Myers and daughter, Louisa, called on Frank Mc- Clellan and family of Penfield and L. Chapman and family of Wellington Sunday. The young people gave Arthur Dir- lam a surprise on his twenty-first birth day last Tuesday evening. A few of the young people attended a party at Mr. and Mrs. Frank Eckel last Friday evening, given in honor of their son Heron. George Mmocks of Wooster, spent Sunday at home. aim la bwImm. Don't forget that we are still in the wood business. We have a good sup ply of dry and green wood on hand. J. M. Davies baa charge of our busi ness her at present and will fill ail orders promptly, Davies & Whitney. Home Phone 88. 4S-S3 It is a key to the present situation, an explanation of why the Boer is fighting today for ex istenc, struggling, perhaps vainly, against a band of land-grab bers intoxicated with dreams of an African Empire. Three years after the granting of the independence of the Transvaal, the London convention Mtn tAfrnrhar And Have people a right to fight for their drew np . new agntmmtm In that COLLECTED BT THE ENTERPRISE'S CORPS. OF COBBE8PONDEHT8. Beeeut Happenings mad Special Eveata la Wellington's Immediate Vicinity, of Interest tm Everyone Onr Correspond enla Spare Ke Paine to Glenn the Mews. BRIGHTON. E. Yocum is home from the Ober- in business school for a short vacation. Christmas exercises will be held in the M. K. church next Sunday night, under the management of tha Ep worth League. Miss Katie Heck, of Wellington spent Sunday in town. Fred Myers is home for a few days. The store here has again changed hands, Stanley & Ashcraft having sold A. Wilder, of Wellington. The M. E. Sunday school will elect officers next Sunday. Rev. S. J. McConnell, of Clyde will deliver a lecture in the M. E. church, Wednesday night, December 27, sub ject "Home, Sweet Home." John Morgan, of Manmae, visited at Fred Cenney's a day or two last week. He is a nephew of Mrs. Cenney. Those who attended the Ladies Soc iety at Mrs. Allyns laat Wednesday report a fine dinner arid an enjoyable time. . Our accommodating agent, C. O. Ream was transferred to Limestone last week. A young man from Hart land takes his place. treat blacks like dogs and that it was of r doty as Christians to liberateevery sve in our colony. This we declined W. do, knowing it was no worse to en- lire natives by the hundred than it as to bayonet them by the thou. aw,-.. The English, however, won their point, being the greater and more ag gressive power. TLey promised to pay our people for every slave they set free. But even in their works of chari ty the English could not be honest. They paid for the slaves, it is true, but did so in paper redeemable at London only. This paper was worthless at the Cape and waa bought np at ridiculous and ruinous discounts. Then the Boers washed their hands cf the Eeg- lish and trekked northward. What those heroic home-seekers endured during their long journey into the dark interior will never be known. The fruit of that great trek was the found ation of the Zuid Afrikaniscbe Bepub- liek and the Orange Free State. Here, at last, it was thought, a pastoral and simple minded people might take up their homes and dwell in peace. Never before had such a mistake been made The leopard cannot change his spots, nor the Anglo-Saxon his yik ine heart. For ten centuries he has been a landgrabber and an aggressor. In 1677 Briton again invaded and captured our country. We were then a scattered and weak people, else that invasion would have been dearly paid for. But we were willing to wait. After three years of tyra: ny we pre- in-ea to shake off ihe yoke. How ef fectively we did it England cemembers to this day Boys not yet nut of their u-ens, old burghers who had passed their three score years and Un, women even, with babes in the cradle all took up their trusty rifles and went out to fight for their homes and freedom. God showed which side He waa on by the victories of Laingsnek, Bronck- er's Spruit and Majuba Hill. England saw we were in earnest and wisely granted us our independence. At but the Boer had his freedom. But in the meantime a change had been creeping.over our country. That land which we had first thought so rude and inhospitable was found to have hidden beneath its rugged surface a wealth of gold the like of which the world had never seen before. It wa a blessing that carried with it its own curse. It drew like a magnet the riff raff of the world within our borders and speculators and adventurers swarmed into our quiet little towns, and men whose only quest was wealth tried to elbow us out of our heard earn ed homes. Then, too, came Cecil Bhodea and his empire building com-patriot a. When this man Rhodes stood in a little grocery shop at Cape Town and stretch ed bis great paw over the entire map of South Africa and said "All British, that i my dream," he made a eoofes ioa that the work! should neve forget. the truth. We really knew of that in tended raid far earlier than the Eng lish realized, but we said little. We had long before known of the activities of the Reform Committee, and had done our part and prepared for all in ternal.trouy- .But we never dream ed that England, either secretly or openly, would permit an armed band to be collected in her territory and al low the same to cross her frontiers into the territory of a friendly state for the purpose of murder and pilUge. We knew that the officers of the Chartered company had for sometime been doing their best to foment discontent and bring about an uprising in Johannes burg, and for a few days things looked very dark for the Transvaal. But our heroic leader, our stanch old Oom Paul, rose to the occasion at the capi tal, just as Cronje and Joubert did in the field. The world still remember the ignominy of the Jameson defeat and how that land buccaneer was forced to run up his white flag and surren der. Once in our hands, did we treat these traitors as they richly deserved, or did we demonstrate our goodwill toward England and our desire for peace by treating our captives as honest and honorable gentlemen which they were no! 7 .Many a Burgner who bound up the wounds of these young bravadoes and carried meat and milk and brandy to them ean answer that question And England did she do herduty as h-r promise of jnMie-. to the offenders is fhe had done so .'ten of old? The official investigation at London was an otficial whitewash. Jameson and a few of hi officers were first given a public ovation and then given a brief sentence, all of which was served amid the most happy and luxurious surroundings. Chamberlain himself wu lef t unmatch ed. As the colonial minister of the empire it would never do to have him mixed up in such disgraceful land raiding and buccaneering schemes, so very I hing necessary waa most careful ly suppressed. And this is the man who today rants about progress and declares war on a weak and unoffensive tM simply because a band of wealthy London speculators hunger for the gold fields of our republic They may or they may not secure their long cov eted mines, but the price, they will find, will not be a trifling one. Fbedibik Conge. The Winter Term, The winter term of the Oberlin Busi ness College will begin Tuesday, Jan. 2. 1900. Any of onr young people in tending to enter a business college w find this one of the best equipped and most thorough in the entire country V.ILl Holiday excursion rates. Tickets sold December 23, 24, 25-30-51 and Jan. 1st, 19UU. Good returning January 2, TOWNSHIP NEWS. LA GRANGE. A Merry Christmas to you all. Hazzelton Smith died Monday. 'Frank Barnum and Mrs. Ralph Hart are on the sick list. S. P. Merriam made a business trip to Clwelsad Friday-i - -i Mr, and Mrs. H. A. Wlleox were guests of Cleveland friends Saturday. Misses Eva and Melua Gott visited friends in Grafton Saturday. Prof. H. W. Noble and son of Penfield called on Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Noble on on Sunday. The ladies of the M. K. church desire to thank all who so kindly assisted in making the bazaar and supper so com plete a success. Amount taken in about Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Morris and two laughters of Geneva, 0. are guests of Mr. and Mrs. Z. R. Parsons. Sunday morning when Fred Bastings went to the barn he found one of his bit; work horfes with a broken leg. He was olliged to have it killed. This to the -wcond valuable horse Mr. Hastings has lost inside of fourteen months. The Br4 one broke its leg while backing out t the barn, and the last one it is sup posed slipped in the stalL Mrs. Mary Hastings celebrated her ninetieth birthday on December 9, Mrs. Hastings is one of the pioneer women of this township and has resided on the farm where she now lives for sixty-five years, and seems to enjoy life as much as ever. Aunt ilarv is a remarkable a Christian nation, or did the vioUuWlllnan or of her yMri!, being able to converse on all the subjects of the !ay in a way tar more intellegent than m-ist of our younger women, and to know her is to love her. She received many tokens of lore from her children and friends, among them were gifts from California. Ten children, eight rand children and eight great grand children were present Among those from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. -lames Connaly, of Lorain, Mrs. Nettie White and family of Pauldlag, Mrs. Anna Saxton of Grafton, and Lewis Bastings, of Elerya. A Richmond, Ind., dispatch to the Cleveland Press dated November 16, ays: Seventy-fire heirs of John Valen tine House, who lay claim to an estate of ifi.uou acres in Maryland, worth sev- ral millions of dollars, held a meeting here yesterday afternoon. Members of he family from various parts of Miss ion, Illinois, Ohio and Indiana were present Mrs. F. 8. Morgan, of La- Grange is a granddaughter of John Val iums House. PLEASANT STREET. We have heard the sound of stela-h bells jingling by, but not now. K. C heeler and bteve lowie were In Kiptnn Sunday. j.W.Cowiewasln Lorain Friday and Satordav. D. B. Day and family visited in Clarke field Sundav. J. S. Halland family visited Mr. and Mrs. Charles Tripp in Rorheriter Sunday. Miss Wing of Clarkafield is spending a a few days with Miss Martha GiUett Leon Loveland has gooe South, selling patent brooms. He expects to get home kefirs CorUtsaaa. .aAiVVVVWIAtVVyVVVllVV