Newspaper Page Text
Largest Weekly Circu
lation of any Newspaper i in Sumner County. Best Advertising Med- 1 1 mm ofany Newspaper in Kansas. Button People's Voice. y The Family Paper i ) of Sumner County, S I The VOICE Give all the NEWS all THE TIME I R. L. COLLINS, Editor anti-Proprietor n Drop ot Ink Makes Millions Tblnk. Established August 26, 1890. VOLUME X. WELLINGTON, KANSAS, THURSDAY, JUNE i, 1899. NUMBER 21. I The I Last I Day Are you going some slippers or shoes for the children for the last day of school? We have a good line of up-to-date ones not old, out of date plunder. We also have the ladies' sizes in spring heels. Buttrey. TERMS CASH. There Are No More "Rookies" In Manila. A picket standing upon a stone wall, so that be might get better aim, suddenly went down in a heap, cry ing out, "Boys I've got it;" but he was up in a minute, hopping about on one leg, ind shouted, "I'll be damned if I care; I'm not a rookie any more." He had been shot through the ankle. The '-Rookies" is a term applied t.o the recruits who came to Manila after the fighting, and they have always been joshed and shut out of discussion among soldiers with some such slight ing remark as, ''What can a rookie know ? he w isn't, here for a scrap " Well, there are no more rookies in Manila todnv. Cary Banquet. Tb annual banquet of the. Cary circle, given when the club adjourns or the sumni.-r months, was given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A.Graff Monday evening on Piety hill. Tbe banquet was In the nature of a lawn lap supper, being served on the mag nificent lawn surrounding the Griff home. The Cary members, augmented by thirty or forty other persons, being the husbands and friends of the Cary members, sit in a circle on the lawn and were served with the many delicacies of the season. The Man dolin club furnished instrumental muic for the occasion, which was one of the most delightful of the annual festals of this interesting woman's club. Altogether, there were about sev enty persons present. Ves Jones Charged with Insanity. Ves Joaes, the veterinary, was arrested last night upon complaint of his son, Rolla Jones, and placed in jail over night to prevent him from killing bis family. Today, informa tion of lunacy was filed and he is being tried this afternoon before a jury composed of Dr. G. W. Wheat, Ben B. Wilson. J. M. Grifflce, J. M. Purcell, B. F. Michael and Chas. F. Martin. Jones has been "off" for some months. "Last night he became vio ent and it was necessary to place himl under arrest fr the protection of hii family. Bis mental condition was generally known, and his cuntless schemes of late to -.orner hay, horses, etc., are familiar to the Wellington public. His trial recalls the tragic hanng of his brother, Frank Jones, in this city on a Sunday night fifteen years ago for shooting through a number of residences with a Win chester while in a fit of temporary insanity. The jury at 4 o'clock brr ught in a verdiet Boding him insane. STRANGE STORY Returned Volunteers Make Oils Out a Fiend. County Clerk W. E. Wood has broken the record in another instance. The statistical report compiled from the county assessor's returns was ready for Secretary F. D. Coburn the eveniug of the day the last assessor made his returns. He had until August 1 to complete this report. As a rule, former county clerks waited until the last day to complete this report. Ill 10 ft We have just opened a fine assortment of ODD TqMd m iuuiu SUCH AS Salad Dishes, Bowls, Sugar and Creamers, Odd Creamers, Cups and Saucers Plates Chocolate Pots Comb and Brush Trays Cracker Jars. We will give as a PREMIUM Your choice of above according to the amount of your purchase of DRY GOODS our line ot DKY GOODS Is Very Complete. Some Incidents in Connection with tbe War That Have Not Been Published -Otis' s Orders Drive Several Discharged American Soldiers Into Join ing the Insurgent Army. A Washington special to the Kansas City Journal today says: Eight dis charged Montana soldiers who served in the Philipine campaign are in the city. Three of them are in the hands of physicians, one being hopelessly in sane. These men relate some incidents in connection with the war that have not been published. They say that General Otis issued an order prohibiting any discharged soldiers from engaging in business during their stay in the islands. As a result, they assert, a number of Americans who were dishonorablv discharged for some misconduct or other, finding themselves stripped of all means of supporr and unable to return to their homes, joined the in surgent army and were amoog the most stubborn fighters the Filipinos possessed. They would occasionally appear on the pieket line of former comrades at nie-ht and pycIi a nun threats, but as a general thing they were made a target for American sharpshooters and quite a number of them were killed. But nothimr was said about it publicly. General Otis finally offered them return passage home and a good many lert the Insurgents to go back to the United States. Inconsequence of this and other orders, the Montana men declare, General O.is is not popular with the troops. Many of the men io the west ern regiments in the Philippines are Germans, and they are sore over the talk of a British alliance. Put OP i ll Court of Visitation Attacked. The constitutionality of the law creating the state court of visitation ar.d the validity of the law reducing telegraph tolls in Kansas are attacked iu a suit brought in the federal court at Topeka Saturday by the Western Union Telegraph cottpany. The court of visitation has succeeded the state railway commissioners and is vested with control of railroads, tele graph and express lines. The new telegraph law reduces tolls on ten word messages within the state to 15 cents and 1 cent for each additional word. The telegraph companies have refused to make the ratei prescribed bylaw, and om J. G. Maxwell re cently began proceedings before the court of visitation to force the West ern Union to accept his message at the legal rate. Iu the suit filed Saturday the tele graph company maintains that the court of visitation was out legally created, and that the telegraph tolls fixed by the uew law are confiscatory. Federal Judge Hook Immediately granleda temporaryinjunctioa against the court of visitation, enjoining the court from aoy action iu the Maxwell case, pending a bcariog on June 15. Thieves Steal lildesT Thieves broke into Pfeifer, Hoppel & Son's slaughter house southeast of Wellington last Friday night and stole 900 pounds of hides. The dis covery was not made until yesterday morning. Tbe bides are wortb about 175. The thieves backed their wagon up to the door aud took all they could haul. There were about 3,000 pounds Of hides in the slaughter houM. Tn. Cise is in the bands of C. C. Shawver. The Returns are Now Complete. Ciiy Assessor Kirk made his returns showing a population of 4,159. The total population of the county is 25,369, a gain of 1,948 since March 1, 1898. Wellington's gain Is 522. Putting in EkUric Lights. Hayes' drug store is being wired for electric lighting. A 50 light dynamo bas been ordered and will be placed In tbe cellar. A big gasoline engine will operate the dynamo. Two arc lights will be placed in the front of the storeroom ana one arc light io front of the store. Numerous Incan descent lights will light up the rear end and cellar. When this and tbe Hunter Milliog Go's plants are io. the town will have three electric lighting systems. CLOSING OUT! From this date beginning June lwe will close out the fol lowing articles at MANUFACTURER'S COST. ft All our Woolen Skirts, All our Crepon Skirts. All Our Silk Skirts. All Our Ladies' Tailor made Suits. All Our Silk Waists. K THIS IS NO "HUM BUC'SALS But a BONA FIDE Closing Out of the above lines at LESSTHAN COST OFTHF MATERIAL. First Gome, First Served. The Prices will apply until they ARE ALL CLOSED OUT. No "Chestnuts." These are all fresh GOODS This Season's Purchase. MUUncry On June 1 we Commence a GENERAL ROUND UP IN OUR ENTIRE MILLINERY DEPART MENT. Ridiculous Prices for Desirable Goods Our Millinery Must and WILL BE SOLD. We want to turn Our Millinery Stock into MONEY. P1f4"l ftjQ A Large Shipment of new Pictures and IV VI! I vvJ Frames just Received. We continue the Pictuc business Indefinitely. JACOB ENGLE Wellington, Kansas.