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$ ONLY ) jll.OO per Year, s People's Voice. ISSUED WEEKLY, I1T TWO SECTIONS. !tuSday ) FIRST WITH i P THE NEWS. ( By LYMAN NAUQLE. fU War With Glass Legislation and Mai-Administration. VOLUME X. Established August 26, 1690. WELLINGTON, KANSAS, TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 1899.-FIRST SECTION. NUMBER 11. Foot Protectors. The feet need a good protection through the spring months. Our line of Ladies' Kangaroo Calf Shoes at $1.75 and $2.00 give the needed protection and also a very satisfactory amount of wear. Luce or Button. Buttrey's. TERMS CASH. After F. H. Teale. F. H. Teale, the tall, slim traveling representative of the Parkhurst Davis Wholesale Grocery company at Topeka, who until a few moolh9 ago, made his headquarters in Wellington and was to have opened a branch house in this city, has proved to bean absconder and is said to be under arrest at present in California. The mystery of his sudden departure from Wellington is explained in the follow ing article from Friday's Topeka Capital: "F. H. Teale, a traveling man for the Parkhurst Davis Wholesale Gro cery company, who absconded two months ago with $1,500 belonging to the company, is believed to be located and under arrest at Los Angeles, Cal. "The story of the embezzlement has bem kept very secret. Detective John M. Wilkerson of this city and H. L, Strohm of the Paakhurst-Davis flrm have had full charge of the case. Outside of the members of the tlrra, they were the only ones who knew all the facts in the case. "Teale was employed by Parkhurst Davis for eight months before he was discoved in his cro )ked work. He is said to have been a skillful salesman. He is married and has one child. He He has relatives at Los Augeles, where it is believed he has- been caught. "He was first definitely located about a week ago. A requisition was hastily issued to the sheriff of Harper county, A. S. Gillespie, and the latter started in haste for Los Angeles. Up to last night nothing had been heard from him, and so the Topeka people are confident that he has the man and has started back to Kausas with him. "Sheriff Gillespie was selected to serve the papers, as Teale's crooked work was done partly iu Harper county, and Teale will be prosecuted there when caught. "It was by means of forgery that Teale secured moHey belonging to the firm. He accepted checks in payment for bills ot goods and cashed the checks himself, indorsing them 'The Parkhurst-Davis Grocery Company, per F. H. Teale.' He had no author ity to indorse for the firm. At To peka banks such an Indorsement would not have been accepted. But 'eale aid most of his fraudulent work at small country banking institu tions. "To prevent suspicion, Teale con tinued to remit small sum of money to the Arm, which he claimed to have collected on bills. In the course of two months the swindler accumulated $1,500, and with this annum he left. It is supposed lie was joined later at Lo Angeles by his wife, forthereporl is that sbe i9 wit h him. "Teale is s;iid to have friends iD Harper county, Kansas City and other places wLo have been keeping in touch with the progress of events in Topeka. '"The first intimation of Teale's whereabouts was received through a Los Angeles newspaper which fell into the hands of some one who knew of the embezzlement. It was then learned that Teale had been in and about Los Angeles for some time. The Los Angeles officers were notified to look the man up, and he was found to be living in that city. He was not arrested, as it was feared that owing to the distance between here and Los Angeles, he would be able to secure his release on habeas corpus proceed ings before the Kansas officers could reach there. "Detectives Wilkerson and Strohm have worked hard to locate the man, and both have earned the success which has rewards their eff irU." JOHN OTT AND WIFE ARRESTED. Plead Onilty to Stealing Corn and are Fined $20 and Costs Bach. John Ott and wife were arrested late Saturday afternoon on the charge of stealing com of John Keir. They plead guilty before Justice Chaddon and were fined ?20 and costs each, amounting in all to neurl $70. The warrants were sworn out by County Attorney Ready and served b Sheriff Heskett. Ott was arretted II the Saata Fe depot when he arrived from Attica with the bridge gang. On the way to the court house thev were met by Mrs. Ott, who had come iu from the farm to take her husband home. She was arrested and Justice Chaddon was summoned to give them a trial. Ott made no attempt to deny his guilt. His wife was at first inclined to deny the charge and stand trial, but she weakened and plead guilty with her husband. Ott cried like a baby, saying that since he had been caught stealing the matter had weighed on his mind ?o that he could hardly work or eat. It is understood that the Santa Fe officials have written Ott asking for an explanation of the reported theft. Carter & Moodie have Red Texas seed oats. n The Storm. The worst snow-storm of the winter raged in Southern Kansas Saturday morning. For hours the storm was 5o intense that it was impossible to dis tinguish any object a block distant. The wind blew a gale and added to the discomforts of the storm. At 2 o'clock that afternoon the sky cleared and peaceful weather began. A pe culiar feature of the storm was tiiat at no time did the iherruometer go more than 2 degrees below the freez ing point. The temperature began to rise at 1 o'clock and the thaw s.jod after set iD in earnest. Thirty min utes after the storm bogan to abate, the sky was clear and the atmosphere was comparatively serene. The big storm period of the year, according to Prophet Hicks, has passed. The electrical disturbances in this section were not marked. A furious rain set in about midnight Friday night, accompanied by consid erable lightning and some thunder. Toe rain continued uutil daylight, 1.32 inches falliug. About 9 o'clock it began snowing and for four hours gave Wellington people a touch of the kind of snow storms they have io the mountains. Tliro the weather cleared off and the memory of the morning's storm was like a dream It's Kansas' wav. Carter & Moodie have Red Texas seed oats. n Real Estate News. M. J. Lane has sold 160 acres of land In Bluff township to B. M. Pollard, for $1,500. E. C. Galloup has bought part of lots 4 aod 5, block 33. Oxford, of Chauncy P. Tipton, for $200 Geo. Kinney has secured a quitclaim deed from the R. J. Waddel Invest ment Co. to lots 7, 8, 9 aod 10, block 46, Wellington, for $70. Clarence M. Slocum has bought of D. C. Alloway forty odd acres of land in Creek township, for $650. E. M. Pomeroy has bought lot 6, block 4, Northfield, of Ida M. Gun saullus, for $250. E. G. Uankios has bought of L. J. Matson lots 7 and 8, block 5, Argonia, for $200. Julius A. Bender has secured a quit claim deed from Walter I. Barrage to 80 acres of laud in Harmon township for $1,375. For Sale. A good paying, well-established business; small capital required. Al so two full blooded-Percheron sta' lions, two full-blooded Percheron mares, and three or four three quar ter bred mares. If the above stal lions are not sold soon would let them out on shares for the season. Call on or address J. A. Stevens, Wellington, Kansas. 12 Jacob Engle writes frrm Chicago that hotels are crowded with mer chants from all over the country buy ing goods. The general opinion among them is that the coming spring and summer will surpass all previous years in trade. Christian B. Miller of Caldwell, is dead. He had 7 children, 27 grand children and 4 great grand children. AN ILLUSTRATED EDITION. The Big Historical, Agricultural and Industrial Edition of the Voice to Be Completed Soon. For some time past he Voice has been at work on historical and de scriptive sketches of the several townships of the county, illustrated with views and portraits. Our read ers have been made familiar with the plan of publishing these sketches by installments, intending to repro duce them in the form of a big county edition. Obstacles have pre vented rapid progress with the work. In order to complete the edition this spring we have employed a specialist in this line, Mr. J. A. Bar clay late of the Emporia Republi can, who will complete the work. Mr. Barclay is an expert in this line. He recently completed a very large special edition fnr the Denver Re publican. In Kansas he has pre pared editions for the Emporia Re publican, Iol.i Register, Salina Un ion and others. He comes to us with the highest recommendations and the Voice is fortunate in secur ing his services. We hope our peo ple will give him every facility to make this edition all it should be. This will be the largest and finest newspaper ever printed in Sumner county. Every township in the county will be favored with a histor ical and descriptive sketch, includ ing views and portraits. The pro ductions and resources of the county will be amply commented upon and its advantages fully set forth. Consisting of 10,000 copies, print ed on heavy book paper, it will form the most valuable immigration doc ument ever issued in this section. One coy will be placed in each home in Sumner county, and thous ands will be sent far and wide to reach intending homeseekers. The edition will be non-political. It will be a genuine effort to benefit the whole county, and every one should help to make it a success. It will be made the banner edition of the banner eounty of Kansas. Red Texas seed oats. See Carter & Moodie. 11 Auld Lang Syr.e. D. N. Caldweil Friday handed ui a copy of the old "Daily Gazette" of the issue of March 15, 1890, edited by John H. Shade. A look over iti col umns is a forcible reminder of the many changes wrought by time. The pap:T coutaius among ther adver tisements, the closing out .ale by Joe Marx, of the Brunswick slock of clothing, the "Daylight" dry gooui store, Hackoey & Dugan's bakery, Harlan Bros, dry goods, M. B. Wilson Mia fasuionbie merchant tailor, Lath rop's laundry, Hamilton & Hurley medicated baths, Alex the Tailor, Wellington Planing Mill (W. A. James, proprietor), Beatty's business college, Sashrr &, Siiowdtni carriage works, The Fair (J. R. Lalta, proprie tor), H. P. Hall the jeweler, Baumau Bros.' Bon Ton bakery, W. A. Croiby & Co. drugs, Sunirer National bank, Fred Tritle news stand, W. M. Ran kin groceries, Caman the photog rapher, Pemberton & McGown's Golden Rule grocery, D. J. Rabold's grocery, Dr. L. W. B. Long homeo path, H. Oliphant photographer and Ned Hale's coal yard A glance at the news columns reminds us that J. M Goodwin was pastor of the Chris tian church, Thos. Pernck was pa9lor of the Cumberland Presbyterian church, Rev. F. V. Stevens addressed the Y.M.C.A., L. M. Hartley was pastor of the M. E. church and J. G. M. Hnrsh was pastor of the Lutheran church Rev. Anna Shaw was ad vertised for a lecture at the M. E. church under the auspices of the W.C.T.U A surprise party was given in honor of Misses Stella aud Simmie Nofsinger and little brother Claude. Among the guests present were Delia Stotler, Babe Stotler, Edith West, Edith Quinn, Stella Burk, Gertie Crawford, Ethel Spears, Myrtle and Coo Long, Mabel Curtis, OUie Spicknall, Mary Share. Ethel Showalter, Bessie Walter, Gertie Davis, Lottie Huotar, Maude Barrett, Lottie Wheeler, Kate Chambers, Ada Robinson, Grace Stevenson, Laura Blxby, Hattie Robinson, Maude San ders, Jessie Sherburn, Nellie Qulnn, Harry Myers, Jake Erhart, Will Veils, Will Berry, Walter Frantz, Frank Moore, Frank P.mberton, Chas. Hoover, Park Trowbridge, Lynn White, Arthur Voils, Harry Dorsey, John JacOD, Leo McCord, Joe Conner.... Fred Buttrey accepted a position as traveling man for a shoe firm . . . A marriage 1'cecse was issutd to D. S. McCu'dy and Miss Mattie Phillips.... Doug-lass & Brown, real state agent, reported several good sales John Nixon wrote a letter from Bird's Point, I.T., (now Rn frow) telling of the invasion of the Strip by a party of 200 men who left Caldwell. E. E. Pember, then a dry goods merchant of Caldwell, was in the party. The boomers tosk pos session of the four quarters surround ing the section house at Bird's Point and proceeded to lay out a big town. Oae of the "prospects" of the new town was a newspaper to which Nixon was expected to give birth. The in vasion was premature and due to a false report frum Washington. When Hi Hackney heard or it he lost his head and couldn't attend to business at the store.... Al Russell, "the popu lar manager of the Southwestern Om nibus company" received a flue spotted coach dog from a friend in New York.... The Congregational ladles gave an "apron aod suubonnet social". ... I. N. King returned from a trip to Kentucky Dave Rasure came in from Garden City to visit his brother ... W. E. Stanley, a "leading Wichita attorney," was in the city Lou Soyder, accompanied by his daugnters, Misses Grade and Nettie, went to Wichita. Red Texas seed oats. See Carter & Moodie. 11 Helped the Wheat. The faimers generally concede that Sumner county's wheat crop will come out all right, with the big rain Fri day night and Saturday's heavy snow. The percentage of wheat that had been injured by the cold weather was in fact much smaller than many peo ple NBtlti. Tnat which was injured was not beyond salvation by any means; the roots had not been killed, and all it needed was water. Water came in plentitude Friday night and Saturday . Saturday'ssnow is gradually mellint; uuner a warm sunshine, and is seep ing int tha gtound in such a manner that the wheat will get the full bene fit of every drop of water. The farm ers agrte that the grouud is in as good condition as it could possibly be, and the wheat not hurt by the high winds that preceded the rain, will make a good stand and if the weather con tinues favorable, wiil make a big yield. The acreage of wheat in the county ibis year is very large, ai.d all signs point to Sumner county main taining her record as the banner wheat county of the world this yearof our Lord, A.D., 1899. TO AWAIT LAWTON'SCOMIINQ. General Fight May Open at Manila Next Week. With l a ton in Charge. Manila, March 9. It is expected that a general movement against the insurgents will 60on begin. General O; is has about perfected his plan of campaign, one of the principal objects of which will be the attempted cap ture of Aguinaldo. The movement will begin as soon as General Lawton arrives. The Grant, with Lawton and 1,600 regular troops, is expected to reach here tomorrow morning. Lawton will take entire charge of the field, but General Otis will be the directing head of all military move ments. It is said that the forward movement will probably begin next week. Insurgents have concentrated in front of Whealou's command until there are now about 1,500 there. They think the Americans are losing cour age. In this belief they werestreugth ened by the acltou of General Hale, when he withdrew his command Tu-sday night to the position it bad occupied before the ecgagement of Tuesday. When this had been done the instir gents at once reoccupied their lost ground, and it is believed that they looked upon the withdrawal of Hale's forces as a retreat. Nineteen insurgent sharpshooter have been captured by Captain Linck of the First Idaho infantry, without the loss of a man. When the Fili pinos were called upon to surrender they complied at once, laying down their arms and without attempt to fire. Henry Konrad's baby which has been critically ill with brain fever and con gestion of the bowels fur two days, died at 5 o'clock this morning, SMALL POX. Two Well Developed Cases Reported at Bitter Creek. Dr. W. M. Martin, county health officer, received a telegram yesterday afternoon from Dr.Geeslin of Ashton, informing him of two cases of small pox near Bitter Creek, four miles south of Geuda Springs. It is not known whether the patients are children or adults, or if both cases are in one family. Instructions were sent Dr. Geeslin yesterday afternoon to keep the cases under a rigid quar antine. While there is no immediate cause for alaini In Wellington, it is well that the utmost precaution be exer cised and the disease be guarded against by vaccination. Smallpox has been prevalent in the eastern and northern partof the state, and in tha east and south all winter. These are the first cases in this county. The disease appeared at Newton a few days ago. Bitter Creek is 27 miles from Wel lington and is not on a railroad. The people in that portion of the county do their trading at Arkansas City. Resolutions. To tbe officers and members of James Sbl.ldt Post No. 57, Department of Kansas, U.A.K.: The undersigned committee ap pointed to draft resolutions in mem ory of Comrade D. W. Van Horn, who departed this life March 1st, 1899, re spectfully submit tbe following: 'Tit not tbe wbole of life to live Nor ail of destb to die." We recognize the fact that all who live must die, but when as was the case of our comrade the living one embouies all that makes life noble and heroic, whose life from cradle to grave portrays tbe very highest type of mauliood; then, indeed, is it sad to stand by the side of the casket con taining all that is mortal of our friend and comrade and bow in humble sub mission to God's inexorable law that dooms to fade and die the brightest and best of bis handiwork. Yet we do submit to the will of Him who doeth all things well and give a last and long farewell to our beloved comrade, knowing that, as he will never answer to roll call on earth, yetoti the eternal camping ground beyond his response to the call be "Here." To the sorrowing family of our comrade in their sadness aud gloom, we extend earnest and heartfelt sym pathy, but recognizing the weakness of human aid, recommend that they apply to the Great Fountain Head of all life for solace and succor, assuiing them that we believe none who thus apply are ever turned empty away. We recommend that the foregoing bespread upon tbe minutes of the Post and the adjutant transmit a copy to the family of our deceased comrade. Levi Ferguson, F. K. Robbins, B. B. Wilson, Committee. To tbe officers and members of U.A.R. James Shields Pi st No. 57. Department of Kansas: The undersigned committee ap pointed to draft resolutions In mem ory of Comrade Orville Smith, who departed this life March 2ud. 1899, respectfully submit the following: One by one the men, who from 1861 to ISO's left home aud friends for the tented field and dangers of war to uphold our national unity, are quietly dropping oy life's wayside, ho our comrade, Orville Smith, having served his country well during its life period, aud having for years since the great struggle faithfully discharged the duty of a citizen iu civil life, has left our ranks, no more to greet us on earth, and has been enrolled in tbe Grand Army above, where the Ruler of the L ui verse is Supreme Command at. We, who knew his faithfulness so well and remember bis patient toil while with u, koow well our loss of so true and tried a comrade and so faithful a friend. Yet we bow in humb.e submission to the will of Providence, well knowing that death is the common lot of all our race. We wiil cherish the memory of our comrade, imitate his virtues, and as ure his -orrowlng and bereaved fam ily and kindred that our warmest sympathies go out to them as the now sit in the shadow of darkness ind gloom. Pointing them to the fact that they have the consolation that their lost one performed the duties of life well an1 faithfully. That we recommend the forgoing he snread upon the minuses of the Pott and a copy given hy the adjutant to the family of our decafd comrade. Levi Ferguson, F. K. Robbins, B. B. Wilson, Committee. Work on the new building for tbe Santa Fe offices at Pueblo will be com meoced la a very short time. Tbe buildine is to be a brick and stone : structure and will cost 115,000. Tcephtg CMsaaOM Do not think for a single moment that consumption will ever strike you a sudden blow. It does not come that way. It creeps its way along. First, you think it is a little cold; nothing bu: little hack ing cough ; then a little loss in weight; then a harder cough; then the fever and the night sweats. The suddenness comes when you have a hemorrhage. Better stop the disease while it is yet creeping. You can do it with Aiers CI Pectoral You first notice that you cough less. The pressure on the chest is lifted. That feeling of suffocation is removed. A cure is hastened by placingone of Dr. Ayer's Cherry Pectoral Plaster over the Chest. 4 Book Free. It is on the Diseases of the Throat and Lngs. WrHrn urn Frty. It Tun hive any complaint winterer and desire tbs beat medical advlcs you can doiiidIt receive, writ tb. doctor freely. You will rtcelrt a prompt reply, wuuuui con. Anorei, DR. J. 0. ay;.::, Lowell, Mass. A Poem to "Kip." You 'are made a stubborn Sgbt, Kuddy Kip; And you're renin' through all right, Kuddy Kip: 'Twertn't potion, pump nor pill, It were all your Iron will Wot 'as left you to us still, Kuidy Kip. You 'ave touched the roughest 'carts, Kuddy Kip; Though you're inado of faury parts, Kuady Kip; You 'ave roamed the bloomln' earth, You'to extracted all its worth You've give song a new.r blrtb, Kuddy Kip. You 'ave sung the low and 'Igb, Kuddy Kip Earth aod water, wind and sky, Kuddy Kip; Where no other thought to look You 'are gone to work and took What you wanted for your book, Kuddy Kip. There are prayei-s from Handalay, Kuddy Kip; Goln' up for you today, Kuddy Kip; Where the Idols' bases rest, Where the sun drops in the west, Men are 'opto' for tin best. Kuddy Kip. You 'ar. made a wlnnln' fight, Kuddy Kip; Foujrbt tbe same way that you write, Kuddy Kip; Death's a-runnln' from your door, We shall er Irom you some more, Acd 'cre's to you Ip, 'ooroar! Kuddy Kip: Chicago News. This sentiment of home coming to Kansas is one which John J. Ingalls most eloquently voiced in a letter written in 1872, as follows: "There are some women whom to have once loved renders it impossible to ever love again. As tbe gray and melan choly main is to tbe sailor, the desert to the Bedouin, the Aps to the moun taineer, so is Kansas to all her child rea. No oae ever felt any enthusiasm about Wisconiin, Indiana or Michi gan. The Idea is preposterous. It Is impossible. They are great prosper ous communities, but their inhabit ants can remove and never desire to return. They hunger for the horizon. They make new homes without the maladie du pay. But no genuine Kaosan can emigrate. He may wan der. He may roam. He may travel. He may go elsewhere, but no other state can claim him as a citizen. Once naturalized the allegiance can neer be foresworn." The round house now being erected by tbe Texas ft Pacitic rail way at Fort Worth is said -to be tbe only building of that character in Texas which is a perfect circle. It will be 293 feet in diameter and coo tains 36 engine stalls.