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? lation of any Newspaper I C in Sumner County. I f Best Advertising .Med- I J ium of any Newspaper in I Kansas. ItaU Hiitoiiul SocUtf People's Voice. The Family Pap:r ol Sumner County. The VOICE Giro a'l the NEWS all THE TIME R. L. COLLINS, Editor andProprietor ft Drop of Ink Makes Millions Think. Established August 26, 1690. VOLUME X. WELLINGTON, KANSAS, THURSDAY, MAY 25, 1899. NUMBER 11. A Saving ol 62 Cts. We have 17 pairs of Mis ses' Oxfords, spiing heeled, with a neat round toe, tans and black, sizes 11 to 2, the price of which is S1.G0. We are going to sell these at 98 Cents. They are good, solid, hon est goods, worth the price. 1.60. Buttrey. FROM THE WAR. Proposition Submitted to Philipinos for Peace. the General Otis Refuses to Wait-It's Surren. der, Fight or Run. admitted that tbe form of govern ment proposed was liberal. The civilian members of tbe Filip ino commission hava declined to co operate with the other members of that commission, as the former con sider Aguinaldo's latest demand for time to consult the Filipino congress to be preposterous, after Major Gen eral Otis's refusal of an armistice. After a conference tomorrow with the United States commissioners the Filipino commissioners will lunch Manila, May 22, 3:15 p.m. -Prof Schurman, head of the United States with Prof. Schurman and will after Philippine commission, has submitted warrjs visjt tne vessels composing the the following written propositions to American fleet. J. K. Hudson Coming. Brigadier General J. K. Hudson of Topeka, the well known newspaper man and tighter, has been invited to come to Well'ngton with Depariment Commander Coulter on Decoration Day and delivered an address. He will accept the invitation. Ben B. Wilson, chairman of the local G.A.R. Committee on arrangements for Mem orial day, received a letter from Col. Coulter Wednesday stating that Mr. Hudson wished to come to Wel lington with him, and desired an invitation. An invitation was im mediately ex' ended. Gen. Hudson delivers the Memorial address at, the Soldiers' home at Leavenworth next Sunda),and Col. Coulter will aist him. II u d son will accompany Coulter to Wellington in exchange for the courtesy. Black & Martin have booked a Tom Show for an early date next season. the Filipinos: "While the liual decision astothe form of government is in the hands of the Congress, the President, under h.i military orders, pending the action of coogiess, stands ready to offer the following form of govern ment: "A governor general to be appointed by the President; a cabinet to be ap pointed by the governor general, all the judges to be appointed by the President; the departments and judges to be either Americans or Fil ipinos or but h: and also a general ad visory council, its members to be chosen by the people by a form of suf frage to be hereafter carefully deter mine.' upon. "Tiie President earnestly desires that bloodshed cease and that the people of the Philippines at an early date only enj y the largest measure of self government compatible with peace and order." The Filipinos have made 00 definite proposition except for a cessation of hostilities until they can present the question of peace t o t he people. Prof. Sehurmar: told the Filipinos they had no means of gathering the people to gether as the Americans control most of the ports. He also reminded them that a liberal f irm of government is offered them and pointed out that it was better than the conditions exist ing under Spanish rule. Gozagag, president of the Filipino commission, replied that nothing could be worse than Spanish rula and The Best Goods Why We Lead Here are some Reasons why Lead. we For Less Money lint 0 I), We have just opened a fine assortment of m SUCH AS Salad Dishes, Bowls, Sugar and Creamers, Odd Creamers, Cups and Saucers j Plates Chocolate Pots Comb and Brush Trays Cracker Jars. We will give as a PREMIUM Your choice of above according to the 1185,220 to 1184,145 amount of your purchase of DRY GOODS' p mm i otKa ibwuh our line ol The Filipino commissioners were apparently ignorant of the true condi tion of affairs here. Upon their arrival they were immediately sent imitations covering both day and night, and they express surprise at the condition of affairs within our lines. They bad been led to believe that everything was chaotic. Manila, May 29 (10 a.m.) General Gregoria del Pilar, commander of the insurgeot forces in front of General Lawton's division; Lieutenant Colo nel Alberte Barreto, judge advocate: Major Zealcita, of Aguinaldo's staff, and Senor Gracioganza, former mem ber of the Filipino cabinet, the com missioners appointed to co-operate with Suors Floriotiue Torres, Pablo Campo and Theodore Yanco of Ma nila, for the purpose of negotiating terms of peace with the American commissions, reached Manila by sp?cial train from Malolos at 8:10 o'clock this morning. The party was met by Lieutenant Colonel Barry, adjutant general, and conducted from the train to the launch Cap'ain and taken to the palacp at Galacanan, and after breakfast were driven through the city to the Ayuntamiente. The party was closeted with Gen eral Otis for more than an hour: but the intsrview was decidedly unsatisfac tory, the commission having nothing detlnite to propose acd being unem p iwered to negotiate terms. The commissioners brought a com munication direct from Aguinaldo asking for an armistice pending the decision of the Filipino congress as to what policy should be adopted. As before, General Otis refused to entertain the proposition. The commissioners after leaving the city hall, accepted an Invitation to visit the Oregon, and the other vessels of the Amtrican fleet in the bay and they were also granted per mission to see their families before returning. Washington, May 20.-The follow ing dispatch has been received at the war depai tmeut from Geueral Oii: "Adjutant General, Washington: Commissioners of Aguinaldo arrived this morning. Wish to consult Uni ted States commission, which they will do 22od Inst. Their power limited and apparently armistice a condition precedent to negotiation. Aguinaldo asks cessation hostilities to ascertain desires Filipino people." Vests. Ladies' and children's Vests from 5c upwards Buttons. Genuine pearl Buttons at 5c per dozen Towels. Railroad Assessments for 1849. County Clerk Wood has received a report of the railroad assessments in Sumner county for the year 1899. A comparison of the report with that of last jear shows an increase of $55, 379, which is due largely to the amount of rolling stock now in use. The Santa Fe is bit hard, an increase being made on every foot of their track iu Sumner county except the Hunnewell branch. Tbe Hunnewell branch has beea improved since the 1898 assessment was made, and its value has been greatly enhanced by reason of the extension south from Hunnewell, and it is not clear just why a reduction was made in this in stance. The Mulvane-Caldwell extension was increased from $211,611 to $230, 870; the Mulvane-WiDfield line from $53,957 to $58,745: the Englewood ex tension from $22,532 to $22,715: the Southern Kansas from $223,219 to $240,. 954. The Hunnewell branch was re duced from $85,067 to $84,833. The Missouri Pacific's assessment wa9 lowered. The Kiowa extension wa9 raised from $-88,401 to $8-8,437 and the Lamed extension reduced from DRY GOODS Is Very Complete. 11 ID JU Hi wes:em(the old Frisco) was raised from $140,175 to $119,122. The Rock Island's railroad assess ment was raised from $280,661 to $286, 436. The total railway assessment for the county is $1,346,257. The Western Union Te'.egraph Co's. assessment was raised from $19,239 to $20,239, The M. & K. Telephone Co's. assessment was raised from $1,428 to $2,812, and the Pullman assess ments were lowered from $3,351 to $2,913. Reasons that enable us to quote prices from 15 to 25 per cent cheaper than our competitors. Reasons that our clerks are kept constantly hustling, and that our store is crowded every day to its utmost capacity, is due to the fact that we BUY CHEAP ER and SELL CHEAPER. A Few Price Pointers. Soap. 300 cakes cosmo buttermilk soap sold everywhere for 15c, our price, 6c Ribbons. Ribbons for the millions. Suspenders. See our 15c Suspenders, as Everything in ribbons can be good as you buy elsewhere for found in our stock from lc up! 25c A large size fringed. its t damask towel, wonder 25c Shirt Waists. We receive new shirt waists ! every week. We buy from the largest factories in America. See our leaders at 50c, 75c and $1.00 Hosiery. We sell' you. a Miises' hose absolutely fast black, full seam less at 6 l-4c per pair Parasols. Here you will find all the latest creations. We have par asols to match all shades in summer dress goods, Prices right. Ginghams. We are the only people that sell amoskeag apron check ginghams at 5c a yd pictures Owing to the great demand for these Oil Paintings, the time has been ex tended indefinitely. We have distributed over Sumner County 1255 pictures up to this time, which is ample proof that they are appreciated by our customers, fc'rom now on we expect to show an entirely new line. New pictures constantly beiner received. v l GJ Don't throw away your cards, but come and trade on them and and get a nice oil painting free. Buttrtck patterns Remember we are agents for the Buttrick Patterns, the only reli able patterns published. Our Millinery department is the largest in Sumner county, We are always busy in that department. PRINTS Full Standard black and grey Prints at 3c per yd JACOB ENGLE Wellington, - - - Kansas.