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rMion of i SuatM Weekly Circn-' ny Newspaper mnex County. Best Advertising Med ium of any Newspaper in Kansas. Peoples Voice. R. L COLLI US, Editor anrJProprletor ft Drop of Ink Makes Millions Think. The Family P5 1 1 S of Sumner Cbnohpg S J The VOICE all the NEVSall? ( THE TIME I VOLUME X. WELLINGTON, KANSAS, THURSDAY, JUNE 8, 1899. Established August 26, 1890. NUMBER The Odd Foot. The owner of the "odd" foot has a hard time. We are experts in fit ting this foot and use gieat care to do so perfectly. Whether your foot is odd or not, we save you money. Buttrey. TERMS CASH. THE COUNTV JAIL Will be Built with Current Expense Money Not Raised by Tuition A Future of the j Jail Question Overlooked by the Anti Improvement League The Commis sioners Create a-Building Fund" and Pot 520.0OO In It Dewey Leaves Hong Kong. Hong Kong, June 6, The United States cruiser Olympia, with Admiral Dewey on board, left here at 4 o'clock this afternoon. There was no demon stration. The weather was wretched. It was blowing and raining hard at the time of the warship' departure. Consul Wildman remained on the Olympia until the last minute, with a few friends of the admiral who went on board to !id him farewell. At 4 o'clock sharp the ensign was run up to the peak and a large admiral's flag was hoisted at the main. The Olym pia drew off with a marine guard drawn up on her poop. While passing the British cruiser Powerful, the band of the Olympia played the British national anthem and gave a bugle salute. There was no tiring. The Bowerful replied with asimilar salute and her band played "Hail Columbia." Ai the Olympia passed the Italian admiral's ship the Olympia's band played the Italian national antrum and gave an admir al's salute, which compliments were returned. Then the Olympia's band played "Auld Lang Syne," and the band of the Bowerful played "Home, Sweet Home." Admiral Dewey Is apparently anxious to avoid all demonstrations. The new jail will be built. The km ckers and financial manipulators uive had their trouble tor nothing. The dtclslon of Attorney General Vest and the opinion of "the writer" that money raised by tax levies for current expenses cannot be expended fur public improvements, cuts no ice with the Sumner county jail, Sfim ner county happens to have about 120,000 on hand which was derived from sources other than taxation, and according to Attorney General God dard this money can be used for any purpose the commissioners see fit. The commissioners propose to use so much of it as is necessary to build the new jail. The only thing left the knockers to do to prevent the buildiDg of the jail now is to concentrate tbeir efforts in an attempt to scare off bid ders. At the suggestion of Ivan D. Rogers, through wuose untiring efforts Sum ner county is enabled to build a new 'til, t lie commissioners requested County Attorney Ready a few days ago to write Attorney General God- ard for an opinion as to whether the county could use any money in its tri'asuiy not raised by taxation for that purpose. This morning the ,fol lowing rcplj was received: Tnnelca. June 6. 1899. J. M. Ready, County Atty., Welling ton, K .n.: lu it ply to your letter of the 5th, I wish tti ,iy that 1 know of no reason whv km of the current expense fuud on haud in your treasury when the proposition was submitted ana car ried, which was not raised by taxa tion, coo Id not be iiDnlied to the erection of the buildings in question. As to what portions or tue runu were raised by taxation, and what were not. vou Deonle will have to set tle for yourselves. The proposition voted upon was to taKeme money 22. from the current expense fund then on hand, and any portion of It not raised by taxation can, so far as I can see, ue lawiuny applied to toe pur poses in question. fours very truly, A. A. Godakd The commissioners have followed up the plan suggested by Mr. Godard by making the following order: Ordered, That the county treasurer and count v clerk br anri xro hprhv directed to transfer from the county current expense fund all items of money now n sain runrt nor. rtpnvpri from direct taxation, to a fund to be known as a "Building Fund." TO BUILD O.N TO PERRY. OUR LINE OF Wash Fabricks Is very Complete. We also have a Splendid assortment of Organdies, Swisses, In dia Linens, Piques, Ging hams, and Madras. In Gauze vests, silk mitts hosiery and summer Corsets we show some Great Values. A Charter to the Blackwcll & Soatkorfl Railroad Company. Guthrie, O.T., Jnne3.-A territorial charter has bean issued to the Black- well & Southern Railroad company, which proposes to build a line from a point southeast of Braman, In Kay couty, to Ferry. The enterprise is pushed by the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe road. By connecting with the Kansas & Southeastern railroad it would be a direct route from Hun newel), Kan., to Perry. The capital stock is $350,000 and the Incorporators. Henry E. Asp, U. G. Guss, W. H. Merten, George Tipton and Carl L. Havighorst, all of Guthrie. Among the directiors are E P. Ripley and E D. Kennaof Chicago. Western Union Files Suit. The Western Union Telegraph com pany filed suit in the federal court at Topeka on the 27th to enjoin the Kansas court of visitation from try ing the case brought against it by J. G. Maxwell of McPherson, to compel it to put in the rates as fixed by the new law. Judge Hook granted a temporary restraining order, return able June 15. In the petition filed the Western Union attacks the constitutionality of the law creating the court of visitation and also the law reducing telegraph tolls. Both laws were passed at the extra session of the legislature. The court of visitation succeeds the railroad beard and is given control of railroads, telegraphs and express companies. The new telegraph law reduces to!h on ten word messages within the state to 15 cents and one cent for each additional word. Newspaper tolls are fixed at one third of a cent day and one-sixth of a cent night rate. There is talk that the court of visitation will pay no attention whatever to Judge Hook's order and go ahead and try the case filed by Maxwell on the ground that the federal court has no authority to enjoin a state from enforcing a state law. If you want an Umbrella or parasol we have them from 50 cents to $5.00. Every purchase applies ou the China ware Premiums. Prat, flip k Cl Late Real Estate Deals. Chas. F. Martin has bought of Wm. Copeland of Adams county, Iowa, 120 acres ofi Seventy-Six township land for $1,800. Minnie Noble has bought of Kate B. Minton of Macoupin county, 111., lots 33, 35 and 37, Main street, Caldwell, for $525. F. tV. Hallman of Lyons county, Kansas, has bought of T. C. Biddle of the same county, 260 acres of land in Creek township fur $2,000. Richard V. Patton of Cowley county, has bought 160 acres of land in Walton township of Forest V. Rowland of Kay county, Oklahoma, for $2,300. Edward H. Brown of Chester county, Bennsylvania, has purchased lots 11 and 13 block 131, New Caldwell, of the Stock Exchange Bank, for $500. Emma G. Mills of Shawnee county, Oklahoma, has quit claimed to Geo. Gabriel of Cowley county, lot 8, block 1, Gueda Springs, for $50. Wm. Bahruth has secured a tax deed to lots 13 and 14, block 2, Gueda Springs. A Pleasant Party. Miss M. Medda Hackney gave a pleasant party at her home southeast of the city last night in honor of her friend, Miss L. Emma Hartley of Argonia. Games, etc., were indulged in by the young people and a grand time enjoyed. There were present: Misess L. Emma Hartley, L. Lucile Bright, A. Mane Wenger, J. Virginia McMannis. J. Laviena Green, B.Viola Green, A. Ann Hibberd, G. M. Thew, L. Dorothy Curtis, M. Charlotte Hoge, E. Marion Hibberd, G. Estella Shearman, L. Maurene Ellis, L. Louisa At Kins. M. Catherine Ebright, E. Christina Stewart, M. Medda Hackney, C. Katie Hackney; Messrs. L. J. Balding, K. E. Cox, H.H. Hack ney, B. F. Hackney, O. L. Spahr, E. A.Tinkham, J. B. Brummett, D. C. Dey, R. F. Dey. Engle's 20 ; Engles Unloading Sale For 7 Days All Over the House Commences Saturday morning, June 10th. ClOses Saturday Evening, June 17th. Our Entire Stock of Dry Goods, Notions and Millinery, except Coats Thread, and WCC Corsets will be sold at 20 Per Gent D MOT Our trade has been good this Season, but we propose to make it better. Things will be lively at our store during this Seven Days Sale. JuSt think of it! At almost the beginning of the sea son, selling SEASONABLE GOODS at such an ENORNOUS DISCOUNT. We continue the Picturebusiness with this Liber al Offer give, you a nice large size Oil Painting Free. Remember This Sale-It will Save You Dollars. JACOB ENGLE Wellington, Kansas.