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People's Voice
flt War With Class Legislation and Mai-Administration.
Established August 26, 1690.
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
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 . -
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-
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
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,
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.
Having made special arrangements with our Artist
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 .
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.
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
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
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.

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