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BOTH SECTIONS' ONLY $1.00 per Year. People's Voice. ISSUED WEEKLY, ZN" TWO SECTIONS. FRIDAY .LATEST NEWS OF THE WEEK. By LYMAN NAUQLE. fU War With Class Legislation and Mal-fldmiolstration. Established August 26, 1690. VOLUME X. WELLINGTON, KANSAS, FRIDAY, MARCH 24, i899.-SECOND SECTION. NUMBER 12. Smallpox Spreading. The smallpox in the Bitter Creek neighborhood is spreading, and there are now six cases. The disease is in four families. There is no news from Bitter Creek Confirming the rep .ned deith of the Jordan girl. Dr. J. H. Gwinn of Ar kansas City, was talking to D-. Mar tin yesterday evening over the tele phone and he said nothing of anyone having died. He reported six cases 0' smallpox in the BitterCreek neigh borhood, ami said that all of the pa t ents had been removed to the hump of Wm. Jordan, here the disease first appeared, aod the place con verted into a post house. People who have been exposed to the disease arc kept isolated, and as soon as symp toms of the disease appear the placus where they live are promptly quaran fined. Dr. Geexlin of Ashton, is reported sick, but it is denied that he has smallpox. He was one of tbo attend ing physicians when the disease first appeared. Dr. Gwinn of Arkansas C.ty, now has c'naige of the case?. He will visit the pest house today and has been requested to make a full re port to Dr. Martin tomorrow. The names of those afflieted cannot be learned until then. It is known, however, that two of the patient are named Smith. Tbey beiuug to differ ent families, aod are said to be very poor. One of the new cases it the wife of either Wm. JordaD or Mr Bluett, who was taken sick the same time the Jord;iu girl broke out. The two cases first discovered were not in the same family, as has been reported by some newspapers. Jour nal, Tuesday. Dr. J. H. Galon of Arkansas City, sent a brief report of the smallpox situatiou at Hitter Creek to County Health Officer Martin Thursday Twelve cases are reported, two of whom are'mere babies Fred Connas, 4 years old, and Fern Jordan, 5 years old. Dr. Guinn promised to send farther particulars today. The disease is still confined to four families, all of whom are in Summer county. The excitement in thesouth eastern part of the county, due to the Kinase, lias abated wonderfully since it is apparently under control. The new case reported are in the families where the disease originally existed. The names of the patients, and their ages, are as follows: Wm. Jordan, iged 3-5 years. Et hel VV. Jord in, aged 27 years. Fern Jordan, aged 5 years. K. W. Bluett, aged 24 years. Nettie Bluett, aged 16 y. ars. Gilbert Bluett, aged 13 years. Frank Bluett, aged 26 years. Oren Connas, aged 11 years. Fred Connas, aged 4 years. Susan Scott, aged 53 years. W. Scott, aged 23 years. Bessie Scott, aged 16 years. Judges and Clerks of Election. Mayor Brown appointed judges and clerks of eieciion and designated poll ing places Mondaynight as follows, ana the council, in special session, con fi'med them: First ward Judges, M. K. Hamb lin, Ben B. Wilson, II. S. Carter: clerks, Walter Forsyth, Joe Heskett Polling place, city council chamber. Second ward -Judges. E. R. DeYoe, Thos. Monley, W. H. Tucker; clerk?, Walter Dick, C. W. Cox. Polling place, E. R. DeYoe's place on East Lincoln. Third ward Judges, W. W. Mar shall, W. S. Pile, -F. II. Gilmore: clerks, Q. C. Barnes, J. C. Shofner, Polling place, C. C. Shinliver's carpen ter shop on West Lmcoln. Fourth ward .ludges, T. S. Rich ardson, J. C. Robinson, D. N. Cald well: clerks, E. C. Trowbridge. M 0 Cornwall. Polling place, Ben Wilson's carpenter shop on North Washington Fifth ward Judges, G. C. Carpen ter, Samuel Spiode-n, C. 0. Chaser; clerks, J. T. Sho waller, 8. M. Dennis. Polling place, Theo Huuse's residence 1132 South Washington. Attached Territory Judges. J. 6. Woods, L. Staubus a. Cann; clerks, F. Botkin, Thos. Rogers. Polling place, Wellington township building. R. D. flcKnight a Bankrupt. ariMto Fxrlr. Wednesday. The largest case of bankruptcy that has been aiea in juage nans court since the national bankruptcy law was put into effect was filed yesterday by Adams A Adams and H. T. Ded rick for R. D. McKnight, a general merchant of Hunnewell and Braman, O.T. The liabilities amount to $12, 000 and the assets $6,500. The Mc vNigbt property was first takes, by John Stewart of Wellington, under a 13,W0 mortgage. Immediately fol lowing this action the Wichita Whole sale Grocery people ran an attach ment on the goods for accounts past due. Mr. McKnight then signed a statement admitting that he was insolvent, but refused logo into vol untary bankiuptcy. Further action will be taken today by Mr, Dedrick to secure Wichita c realtors. Mr. McKnig'it is well known in southern Kansas, having been in the general merchandise business at Hun newell for several years. It was on account of the failure of two or three of Ills largest debtors to meet their obligation that he was ftsreed into binkruptcy. The creditotsare Jett & Wood, Casey ft Gurst, J. D. Uo- Even. Tootle, Wheeler & Mottle, St. Joe, and the Hutchinson Wholesale Grocery company. For the School Board. A caucus of citizens in the attached territory for school purposes was held in the county attorney' office Wednesday afternoon and Mrs. .1. M. Ready and J. T. Herrick were nomi nated for the school board. Those who are in a position to know, say that the attached territory is entitled to two members on the board this year, owing to the iucrease in population i nd u essed rai'ialion. This territory has been represented by oniv one member on the b ard for several years. They formerly had two members. The mayor's proclamation, publish ed in the Journal Wednesday calls for only one member for the school board from 'he attached territory, Mrs. Ready, is the wife of Count Attorney J M U-.dv She will be the second womau to serve as a mem ber of the Wellington school board Mrs. H. S. Carter was the first woman that ever served on the hard. Accidentally Shet. Bert Ford, a young man less than twenty years of age, accidentally sho. himself in the arm Tuesday after noon while hunting. The accident happened about 5 o'clock. Dr. Spulei of Wellington, was summoned to Ar gcola Tuesday night to attend fc.' the injured m in, as it thought be was In danger of d)ing. A treth.tean met the doctor at May field. Upon hts arrival at Argonia, it mat foui d thai it would be necessary to ampu tatetheariu jut below the elbow The lower part, of Ford's arm waN lit erally blown to pieces. He is reported as resting easily today. Ford is quite well known in Wel lington, having played football with i lie Wellington team in their contest with Arkansas City this winter. His father is a dmynian at Argonia. Forbes. Robert Daniel, youngest son of Charles and Maggie Forbes died at their home, 7 miles northwest of Wei lingtoo, Saturday morning at 10:30 oVlo.'k of pneumonia. Dan, though but 16 years of age, was a full grown man in stature. He was a quiet studious boy that com manded the esteem and respect nf teacher aud schoolmates and all that knew him He seemed to realize from the first of his sickness that he might not get well, but never com plained and when breathing wa al most impossible tried to sing "Safe in the Arms of Jesus." Mr. and Mrs. Forbes and family nae the sympathy of the entire com munity in their sad bereavment, but they do not mourn as they that have no hope. Two Officers Appointed. Two Sumner county people have crowded up to the pie counter with success: C.J.Garverof Wellington, and J.C. F. Home of South Haven Garver is judge advocate geueral He was appointed by Goveror Stanley Wednesday. There is no salary con nected with the office. He is merely oue of the governor's military staff, and draws mileage and perdiem when traveling with the governor on state occasions. Home was appointed by S ate Grain Inspector MuKenzie .o succeed W. F. Thompson as grain inspector for this district. The job pays $75 per month. Van Morn's Will. The will of the late D. W. Vanlloro, who was killed by a Rock Island train at Caldwell several weeks ago, was admitted to probate Wednesday by Judge Staffelbach. The deceased's widow, Rose Van Horn, elected to take under the provisions of the will. The will was made January 28, last. John A.-Thatcher of Pueblo, Col., was named sole executor without bond. By the terms of the will bis widow gets bis residence property in Wel lington, furniture, etc., $2,000 life in surance and $3,000 stock in the Bank New Mi llinery Wednesday, March 29th. LASTER OPENING PMH of AT ENGLE'S LNGlE'S Mill Be the Busy Store Next Week. ATTEND LNGLE'S MILLINERY 0PLNING Wednesday, March 29th. ALL NEXT WEEK I 'ill be Opening Week on ALL EASTEK NOVEL TIES and READY-MADE WEAR. Wednesday, March 29th WILL OCCUR JDS EASTER HI IF NEW HI nr. Hie millinery buyer has just returned from the eastern metropolis, and nothing but the correct and up-to-date styles for the season of 1899 will be shown at this opening. Extreme novelties in Ribbons bought in larger quantities than ever. Our Millinery Department will be one of the leading features of oui store. We are confident we can please you as we have the right goods at the rirkl trice Re him and attend this Opening. EVERYBODY INVITED. 1 P In Roadv-Made TfiTear re S? Dres8 skirts-the new in wol mo- 7 i 7v il 7 t iT5 Vmir' b,llk'1Satin and Crel)0n- In ,irt we Bbow an elegant line in Silk and Satin, also in Laundned Waists. Ready-Made Suits, Spring Jackets and Capes. The New Things inrh RiTbons' Nrkw Mt n chi w Bocki r 7 r, ,5? HDd !68- Next .week wlU be a g eek with us in showing re sure to can ana see mem. Easier Novelties The prices will surprise you. UUr FreKllUXXl Offer Ls;freat dJ5ri- . The fourth invoice of new pictures aim ii.iiiirM uuw in iran: Painting is given. Frames furnished at wholesale prices. transit. On every 15 purchase a nice Oil COME TO OUR pj Millinery opening Wednesday, March 29th. Attend Engle's Millinery Opening Wednesday, March 29th. MOB ENGLE, ENGLE'S OPENING NewM illinery WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29th. of Clarendon, Clarendon, Tex , mid all I uote, accounts, etc.. duo the deceased It the time of his death. Each or his three children, Blanche Van Horn, 18 years of age, Ida Van Horn, 16 yeirs of age, and DeWitt V in Horn, 13 years .f aire, are firefl 82.000 worth of stock io the 11 ink of CUrendon, aud his step daughter, Mrs. El Smith, is given $1,000 in hank stock. It was the wish of the deceased that all of the bank stock be held by the xecu-1 tor and the dividends oe piid to the heirs until they retell their Majority. I In case any of the heirs din before j reaching their majorrity, their por tion of tha estate is to be divided j among the surviving heirs. In addition to the bank stock, the deceased willed to his son, DeWitt, his army sword, commissions, etc, and gold watch; to his daughter, Ida, j two old books of Latin mid Greek histories (illustrated): to his laugh ter, Blanche, his letters frwm General ! Robert E Lee and pther historical manuscripts. Died. C J. Martin, father of Chas. F Martin of this city, died at his home at Whitman Monday night. He w.s stricken with paral)sis Sunday and J bis condition pronounced critical. His son went to Whitman Sunday and j was at his bedside when death came, j The deceased was quite well known i in Wellington. He was one of the old resideo's of Palestine township, j and was well off. He had planned, with his wife, to go to Sabine Pass and Sew Orleans with ihc excursion- j ists early la this month, but was taken sick with stomach trouble the j morning set for the departure, and ! c iuld not go. He recovered from his j sickness and was in fairly good health when the paralytic stroke came. Teacher?, Xotiea. School report blanks for sale at this j office 50c per 100: 25c for 50, and leas I quantities at lc each. Dainty colors aud neatly printed. tf Marriage Licenses. I C. E. Williamo, 22.. Conway Springs ' Emma H. Guin, 21 ..Conway Springs The attendance at school has been very light the biggest part of tbe winter, on account of sickness, but is increasing rapidly at present. In Memory of LRil Duk. There's a vacant ple- :it tbe la'jle, i little mem elmtr: Now bushed N the ripple of b.iifrliter. No little .iglit step on tbe slulr. No pUythiigs sre found o.i the carpet, No spot on the window pane, Stamped there ty white dimpled tlnfrer-., How I wish I m . : . t see them again. Ko Aeel.chiilby m to emur.ice me. No baby Hps pressed close to mine. The world seems to me, oh, so lonely, Tbe days to me, ages of time. As 1 take up the "B'toh of Life" here, And read, as I sit with bowed head. "Korbid not thechildren, for such Is Tbe kingdom of Ueaveo." He said. Now surely my babe Is In Heaven, For does not (bis bo. k teach me so; That children shall dwell there with Jesus? And he Is there, happy I know. I shall make my life now so holy, So sabred and free from all sin. That my bby will guide mt lo Heaven, And help me to enter therein. Clara A. Stiles, Corbin, Kansts. Wednesday was tun drst day df spring The fourteen weeks of winter just closed has been diehardest a in ter ever known in K iusas. 'Hie mor tality list in this immediate vicinity is surprisingly large, due to epidemics of meningitis, measles pneumonia aud diphtheria, which have been prevalent everywhere. Th two un dertaking houses in WellingtOL, have buried forty-eight persons since De cember 1 an average of more than three a week. The mortality list consists largely of children, who were carried off b diphtheria, meningitis and measles. The mortality has been fully as large proportionately every where east, west, north and south. The cider Viorgsr treatment and preventative for small pox, published in the Voice recently, finds many believers and some skeptics. We have been asked many questions about the treatment, hot we know nothing fur ther than what was etated by Dr. Howe in ta's letter to the Voice. The treatment Is a recent discovery and has the hearty approval of physi cians who have experimented with it. Atciiion has been fighting smallpox all winter. The cider vinegar treat ment was discovered about six weeks ago. Upon Dr. Howe's recommenda tion the mayor of Atchison issued a proclamation requesting everybody to try the treatment, and the grocers advertised it with Dr. Howe's recom mendation. It gave entire satisfac tion, and whether or not the oner viuegar ireatment did the work, itefaiooo is now free from smallpox. Tlie lilube a few djys ago stated that the lat case was convalescent; that the hcuse where the patient lives had been fumigated and tbe quarantine would be lifted as soon aslhetin.e fixed by law had expired. Should small poi ever reach Wellington, no harm, at least, would result from ex perimenting with the cider vinegar treatment. We would like lo see It tried and its merits Usr.ed right here at home. Tbe .lory printed ty a Wellington paper that J. R)bt. Gillam, deputy county clerk, was thought to have smallpox, having visited his parents near Portland last Sunday and broke out with symptoms of smallpox tbe next day, though as silly as could be, is being priLted by the Topeka and Wichita papers under flaring heads announcing that Wellington has the smalivox Gillam has the measles and i,ot smallpox. He ha9 not b?en exposed to smallpox. He broke ou with the measles the day after he returned from Portland, and went b me to remain until he recovers. Mrs. Jermiah Steffy's suit against the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe for $10,000 for the death of her husband, who was killed on the Englewood branch of the Santa Fe, was dismissed in thecou'tsat Wichita Wednesday, on a decision handed down from tbe supreme court. Mr. Steffy was a fore man of a gang of men, and on account of the position he held, nothing can be collected from the road. E'iziJane Wright has appliel to the probate court for an order com. pclling Tom Hicks Wright, adminis trator, to deed her her share fif tbe Wright estate under the terms of the agreement made as a result of threat ened litigation over tbe Wright wil. The hearing Is set for Saturday. Rev. Bradt closed the revival ser vices at the Presbyterian church Wednesday night, and returned to bis home in Wichita Thursday morning. The meetings were very successful, and resulted in a number of cou versions.- Hon. W. J. LtngenUlter returned from Hutchinson Wednesday. He re ports considerable excitement at Hutchinson over tbe Moore murders. The wreck of the Rock Island Texas fast express at Volland station last Friday morning will prove an expen sive accident to the road. While lut oue life was lost, It will take several thousand dollars to satisfy the 26 people who sustained injuries moreor less pairjful. Besides what damages may be demanded by the family of William Freeman, baggageman burned to death in his car, and by the passengers and employes Injured in the accident, the four cars con sumed by fire represent a loss of at least $10,000. Before the expense account of the Volland wreck is closed the figures may reach as high as $50.00$. A remarkable and, If true, a shame ful story Is told In connection with the Rock Island wreck of last week. Ex Governor Lewelllng, who was on tbe trtin, says when the bruised and suffering passengers were taken from the burning cars the conductor and porter of the Puliman, the onlv car uninjured, refused to allow rescuers to carry the injured Into the car. It was necessary to lake a mattress by force to use as a stretcher to carry the passengsrs to the depot many hundred feet away. The shameful cruelty of the action is almost past understand ing. Abilene Reflector. The railroad boys here are watch ing the progress of the steel water tank in course of construction at Pampa, Tex., witb interest. The engines nearly alwajs run out of water in that vicinity, and are com pelled to cut loose and run to Panhan dle after water. An old wooden tank formerly stood there, but it was in sufficient. Five Topeka bollermakers are building tbe tank. A coal chute will also be erected at Tampa, it is said. Eugene Hagao of Topeka, and Bar ney Sheridan of Paola, were in tbe city last night, a fact which alarmed tbe sliver Democracy to some extent. It was feared that these two Giover jCievelandites were hatching some .conspiracy against the plain people, but the fact is they were simply at ' tending to some law business in which j the Sumner National bank of Welling ton, of which Mr. Sheridan Is receiver, is concerned. Wichita Beacon. James A. Snyder has sold lo acres of land near Conway Springs lo Jonas K. Van Meter for $2,215.