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tats Historlttl Soctetf BOTH SECTIONS' ONLY Sl.00 per Year. People's Voice ISSUED WEEKLY, I2ST TWO SECTIOIfcTS. FRIDAY .LATEST NLWSOFi THE WEEK. By LYMAN NAUGLE. flt War With Class Legislation and Mai-Administration. Established August 26, 1690. VOLUME X. WELLINGTON, KANSAS, FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 1899.-SECOND SECTION. NUMBER 13. Shot by a sharpshooter. Dispatches in Wednesday's papers announce that Sam'l F. Barton, not; of Mrs. John I. Anderson of Wellington, was wounded in the recent fighting in the Philippines. He was shot in the leg. The wound is not necessarily dangerous. Barton is a member of the Twentieth Kansas, and belonged to the hospital corps. He is a drug gist and was formerly employed in this city by Ed Hayes. He is 28 years of age, and belongs to the M. W . A lodge of this city. Barton enlisted in C :. E of the Twentieth Kansas last summer while living at Moran. He was made a member of the regimental band, a well as the hospital corps. While the dispatches do not recount the manuei in which he came to be wounded, it is judged, from two letters received from him that morning bearing the dates of February 14 and February 20 re spectively, that he was shot by a Fili pino sharpshooter. The letters were mailed from Caloocan February 20. They were written on the field eight miles from Manila, and in them he stated that the hospital corps was experiencing much the same trouble as the Red Cross society experienced in Cuba from sharpshooters in the trees, who picked off members of the hospital corps as they came upon the field to carry off the dead. Barton relates in his letter how he espied one of these sharpshooters hidden in the trees, and brought him down with a well aimed shot from his Springfield rifle. He says that he was on the field of battle from the 4th to the 20tb of February aud so busily engaged dur ing that time that he did not have an opportunity to take off his clothes once. Mrs. Anderson, the mother of the boy, is blind. She is greatly grieved over the news of her son's injuries. The first she knew of his misfortune was when a dispatch giving the names of the dead and wounded was read to her from a newspaper. The Band Concert. The last of the series of monthly winter concerts was given by the Wellington band at the opera house Tuesday night before a large, euthusi astlc audieuce. The musical features were all good. The contest by the band boys made quite a hit. The expected distribution of the mid-winter fair gifts did not take place, for t he reason that a sufficient number of tickets for the drawings had not been sold to pay the original cost of the articles. The program in its entirety was pleasing, and won great applauie. The concert opened with two selec tions by the band, "A Pol -h Dance" and "Rag Melodies," Scharweuka. A violin solo by Miss Katie Price was well rendered and highly appreciated. The Wellington orchestra then fav ored the audience with a selection Mrs. J. P. Gens'er and Miss Calista Martin rendered in a superb manner a most delightful vocal duet entitled 'Mountain Riders." A whistling solo by Mrs. A. G. Barrett was followed by a selection by the orchestra. ' Bird) of the Forest" was the title of a cor net duet by Messrs. Ansell aod Turner which was rendered in a faultless manirr. A waltz by the bud was follower 'ty the musical contest, in which members of the band part ici pated. Much mirth was provoked by the manner in which the band boys would guy one another after the ren dition of some pecia) selection. Mrs f I. Scott and Misses Flora Fultz and i .tie Luening were the piano accom yanists for the concert. A Federation of Clubs. The various musical and literary clubs of Wellington held a meeting at Congregational church Wednesday night and organized a tity federation The tuain object of the federation is to furnish a handsome club room somewhere iu the business center of town, where the different clubs be longing to the organization can hold their regular weekly and bi-weekly meetings. Each charter member will be assessed twenty-live cents per an num for the suppoit of toe organiza tion. New members will be assessed one dollar. The federation will hold meetings three times a year, in February, April and September. Public entertain ments will be given every year. These entertainments will be much more satisfactory when given by the feder ation, than under the former method, which necessitated some individual organisation taking the lead aud doing all the work. The meeting to organize the federa tion that night wasattended by nearly hundred prominent club members the city, who were enthusiastic In t e ftork. be riif.- i i m is called to oner by Miss hiU Mn-rs. .miss: .vltme Peck as ehofii as temporary j secretary. After the p-nposed work of the federation wan outlined, a i er- manent organization was effect id, with the following offlcrs: Mrs. C. E Hitchcock, president; Prof. T. W. But clier, firs vice presi dent; Mrs. T. J. Gar a. d, sec nid vice president; Mrs. M E Mtddy, s. cte tary; Mrs. I 1. Scott. It i-urer The city federal io i 's at present composed of the foil nog c una: Pharos club, Cary Cirel Parliam tary club. W C T. U.. Dr,tet , b, Art club.Prentisclu Tit r id in if literary and nuwirai c no ol i eel i will nodoubt join t he f- ration tin n May Term Juors. The folluwiuii 'e u (I jurors for thp Mat I m f M trict court, w-re tfriwn d . - KEOULAR JUKORS I H. WiCKery, ( itu D A. Leis. D nm. J. H. M itch -11, Wellington Chas. Wood, Ri an I. B. Overholtz r, Caldwell. H. 0. Peck, Avon. I. M. Lewis, Ryan W. L. Huffman, Valve rde A. W: Justus, Valvptde A. M. Wlllin, B lie Piaimv M. R. Jackson. Welllo' J A. Livinust' ii, l m- ADDITIONAL JUKORS. Walter Flick, Guc pii A. J. Derringlon. R an. J. F. Ducker, Argo i ,. Francis J. ffrpy, Dixon. Chas. Hood, Wellington. J. C. Newbold, Argoni.i Geo. T. Vanausdalc, 0borne. W. E Hankins, Arguoia. Ezra Fuss, Downs. W.T. Barker, Walton. E. B. D uniu, L'aidw II. Jno. Shuriz, Walton. W. P. Ash, Ryan. Jno Bowerruaster, Guelpb. 0. J. Haeknev. Welllntiliin. Isaiah Forney, B lie Plaioe T. J. Aubrey, Ryan. 1. A. Miller, R n Geo. N chols Wounded The casualty IUi cabled from Manila to the paper.- Wi km sd iv i on tains the name of Geo Niclml-, a member of the Twentieth Kansas regiment. Nichols is from Welling ton. He was shot in the throat aid his injury is pronounc-d serious. Nichols has not been in Wellington for nearly five years. He Is well known here. His widowed mother lives the first door uorsbjif the Prf byterian church, alone in her old agp. and with no immediate relatives nearer than New York state. She is overwhelmed wit li grief over the news of hsr son's misfortune. She has another son in the army, who until a few weeks ago lived here. He enlisted In the Sixth U. S. cavalry at El Rf no, 0 T., the latter part of February, and is supposed to be on his way to Manila. George Nichols went to the Okla homa country after leaving Welling ton. When the war broke out he went to Topeka an i emisted in the Twentieth Kansas. Young Nave Caught. Otto Nave, charged with aiding aod abetting John Boon in a felonious assault upon Molt Epperly, a deputy constable at Hunuewell last Friday afternoon, was arrested in Blackwell, 0. T., Monday by the city marshal. Sheriff Heskett went to Hunnewell on last night's train and iu company with Wesley Nave, the prisoner's father, drove to Blackwell and re turned with the prisoner this morning. Young Nave, after the assault, which grew out of a drunken carousal, rode to tho home of a relative south of Braman, O.T., and yesterday went to Blackwell and was arreted. He at first refused to come back without a requisition, but changed his mind up'in his father's advice. His father and the friends of Boon are in Wel lington today, attempting to get them out of jail on bail. L. V. Kooltz, the other young man under arrest, will probably remain in jail until the 1Mb of April, the time set for the prelim inary, as his friends hare made no effort to have him released. Journal, Monday. Marriage Licenses. I J. S. Meyer, over 21 Wellington Olive M. Spear, over 18. . Wellington I Wm. H. Clewell, 32 Enid, OT I Carrie M. Bishop, 24.... Belle Plaioe All three of the South Haven youths charged with felonious assault, are now out on bail. L V. Kooltz was released Wednesday afternoon. The backet shop at this place is still doiog business, in spite of the Beoe flel anti bucket shop law. I an TIME EXTENDED 60 DHYS LONGER. Having made special arrangements with our Artist mm num. lilUill Ul 1 11 W. II. WILSON, the Lightning Artist will he with us again soon. We keep constantly on hand ... . v:i n . a: 1 TBI a . . r . J . i ao assortment of Oil Paintings and Frames. Another invoice of 250 Pictures just received. These Beautiful Oil Paintings ;? 3 ia"uteJy frek and you can buy good reiia. 5g ble merchandise of us at the lowest possible prices. 3.500 YARDS. On Saturday Morning. Aoril 1 Se p p p lot, 38oo yards, 0f Diamond J ' , ' 'T " 1 Percales, dark, handsome styles, worth in any other store 10 cents per yard, our price 5 cents per yard Call on Our Milliners for Correct, Up-to-Date Styles. jjj 0rders promptly filled. Having made prices on Dry Goods and Millinery that are absolutely without a precedent, IU we ass comparison. Wellington. JACOB ENGLE. Still Fighting. The following advices from Manila were received by the war department list nlfhl: "Manila, March 30. Adjutant General, Washington: MacArlhur advanced at ti a. in. from Mariloa. Passed rapidly to Bocave. At 11:45 LOOK up advance fur Bigaa and at 3:15 afternoon for Guiguiuto, three aud oue -half miles from Malolos, reaching that point at 5. Casualties for the day about seventy. Fierce fighting iu the afternoon. Troops made cross ing of river at Guiguiuto by working artillery over railroad bridge by hand, aud swimming mules, again:t tierce resistance. Otis." Manila, March 29.-(Wedcesda)) 10 p.m. After a couple of hours' rest General MacArthur's division pushed on across rice fields and rivers, through the jungle, without meeting auy op position, the enemy flying from the villages of Taal, Ucat aid Bigaa, after burning them. Even the town of Bulacan, the capital of the prov ince, was burned and abandoned, although General MacArlhur passed miles to the right. At 5 o'clock the enemy made a stand in treucbes half a mile beyond Gui guinto station, at a river crossing. The Kansas and Pennsylvania regi ments immediately deployed, crossing the railroad bridge under heavy fire, and attacked the enemy's position. The rebels withstood the musketry tire for half an hour, but the artillery discoo :eried them, anc at the end of forty-five minutes' fight the insur gents bolte.l toward the hills. Our loss was two killed aod twenty wound ed. The enemy's loss was severe. General MacArlhur went into camp near Guiguiuto station at 6:30 o'clock, four miles from Malolos. Manila, March 29. (Wednesday noon) The American army advanced at 6 o'clock this morning, sweeping onward three miles before 10 o'clock and driving the rebels beyond Bocave to the west of Bulacan, and on the railroad leiding to Malolos. The Filipinos fired volleys yesterday even ing for the purpose of drawing the American tire and disclosing the local ity of our positions. Two men of the Pennsylvania regiment and one man belonging to the Dakota regiment were wounded. The Americans re mained silent. The country between Marino and Manila presents a picture of desola tion. Smoke is curling from hundreds of ash heaps and the remains of trees and fences torn by shrapnel are to be 'seen everywhere. The general ap j pearance of the country is as if it had ; been swept by a cyclone. The roads : are strewn with furuiture and cloth I log dropped iu flight by the Filipinos. Toe only persons remaining behind I are a few aged persons, too infirm to escape. They camp beside the ruins , of their former homes and beg passe rs- by for any kind of assistance. The majority of them are living on the generosity of our soldiers, who give them portions of their rations. The dogs of the Filipinos cower in the bushes, still terrified and barking, while hundreds of pigs are to be seen busily engaged searching for food. Bodies of dead Filipinos are stranded in the shallows of the river or are resting in the jungle, where they crawled to die or were left in the wake of law hurriedly retreating army. These bodies give forth a hor rible odor, but there is no time at present to bury them. The inhabi tants who fled from Maniao aod Mey cauayan left in such a panic that oo tables our soldiers found spread money and valuables and in the r joins were trunks containing other property of value. This was the case in most of the houses deserted. Tney were not molested by our soldiery, but the Chinese, who siip in between the armies, are looting when they can and have taken possession of several houses, over which they raise Chinese flags, some of which were torn down. An old woman was fouud hidden in a house at Meycauyan yesterday, just dead, apparently from fright aod hunger. Washington, D. C., March 27. A cable dispatch was received today ftom General Otis saying that the battle continued all day oo March 27, with the loss of about forty on the American side. He says that the troops will press forward in the morn ing. Afuioaldo commanded the in surgents in person. It is supposed that the dispatch was sent oo the eveoingof Monday (today), March 27. Following is the dispatch: MacArlhur holds Maliloa: severe fighting today aod our casualties about forty. The insurgents have destroyed bridges, which impeded progress of artillery. Our troops met the concentrated insurgent force on northern line, commanded by Aguin aldo in person, aud drove with con siderable slaughter. They left uearly 100 dead on field, and many prisoners and small arms were captured. The column will press on in the morning. AdmiralDewey todaywired the navy department the situation and posi tions of the American vessels of his fleet, as follows: "The Olympia and Oregon, the Mouadnock, Monterey, Callao, Manila and Helena occupying strategic position at Manila bay. The Boston and Charleston, the Con cord aod Petrel cruising off Luzon. Have sent Bennington to Hong Kong to dock. The Princeton is at Singa pore, repairing propeller. The Nan shan has gone to Guam. Iris will sail shortly for Hollo with coal. Will dNpatch Solace as early as possible." The following cablegram from Gen eral Otis was received by the war department oo March 19, and has just been made public: "Have purchased all gunboats in Philippines of Spain, thirteen in number; now at Zam boanga. Half are iu serviceable condition. Payment in cash from public funds, upon delivery at Manila. They will be sent for this week." Manila, March 28. (11 a.m.) Gen enl McArthur and bis army are resting on the plain beyond Marllao, after three days' scrambling in the brcsh, fording rivers and trenches in the blazing sun. The mso are tired but in splendid spirits. The beat is intense, being 90 degrees on the coast and fully 100 degrees Id the interior. jaod it makes the Americans suffer a great deal. In spite of the heat, how ever, every man is eager to advance towards the enemy. ! A detachment of ninety-six Filin- ; ino prisoners was esorled into Manila ! today. Their appearance aroused great interest as they were marched j from the railroad depot to the prison. I The rebels have unloaded about 500 i men from a train half a mile in front of General Me Arthur's forces, with j the object of reinforcing the Filipino I garrisonsiat Buiacan and Guiguiuto on either side of the railroad lead ! I log lo Malolos. The fact that, ! the railroad is id operation j from here to our front facii jiiatestbe transportation of supplies- to the troops. Before the break in All is quiet in front of the lines of Generals Ovenshine and Hall. A battalion of the California regi ment, which has been landed at Enri que, Island of Negros, has been re ceived with every manifestation of joy on the part of the natives. The c immand of the Island of Negros has been formally transferred from Gen eral Miller to Coionel Vol Volzat, of the Eighteenth infantry. (7:10 p.m.)-The United States gun boat Yorktown has arrived here witb the Spanish steamer Mundaro owned by the Mendtzoa company, of this place. The steamer was captured, after a stiff chase, in the gulf of Lin gavun, 245 miles north. When she was first sighted the Mundaro was entering the gulf, but she headed seaward. The Yorktown fired two shots before the steamer was over hauled. (9 p.m.) The engineers are repair ing bridges, the rebels having failed to destroy the iron work, and the railroad is kept busy hurrying sup plies to the front. The country to Malolos is level, with occasional streams and patches of wood, but there are no more juugles. The American troops will advance at day light, taking tour days' rations with them and having 200 rounds of am munition in their belts. They expect to take Bocave, oo the railroad to the east of Bulacan, tomorrow. It Is a difficult position, protected ly streams. The American line is about 1,2(0 yards from that of the rebels. De sultory shots were exchanged today. The American reports show that 20 men were killed and Gl wounded on our side yesterday. The Dakota regiment lost 10 men killed and bad 37 woundtd. Everett Maggard, postmaster at Oxford, was shot in the face Tuesday afternoon by Jesse Beed, the editor of the Oxford Register. The two were out hunting and became separated. Reed shot at a bird in the tree, aod the load went through a clump of bushes and struck Maggard in the face. The shots buried themselves in his skin, but did no further barm. V. D. Atkins aod brother, John J. Atkins, left last night for Lafay- ! the road was repaired the traosporta-1 cite, Ind.. to see their father, who is tionof supplies was very uncertain. 1 quite old, and aick.