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Ution of any Newspaper (in Sumner County. ) BL51 Advertising Med ium of any Newspaper in Kansas. People s Voice. The Family Paper of Sumner County, The VOICE Girea all the NEWS all THE TIME R. L. COLLINS, Editor andFroprletor A Drop of Ink IkUes MIIBou Think. VOLUME X. WELLINGTON, KANSAS, THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 1899. EsUbli&hod ftayust 26, 1890. A Cool Man If you wish to ain the reputation of being a cool man, we can give you a tip that will insure the fulfill ment of this wish. We have a good line of Men's Oxfords and Nulli fiers at $1.50 and 1.65 comfort givers and no one would suggest that you were not cool with a pair of these on your feet. Buttrey. TERMS CASH. Died. Leslie, the seven year old son of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Danenberg, living on East Harvey avenue, died at 4 o'clock sixteen weeks' duration, with cerebro spinal meningitis. The funeral ser vices wore conducted by Rev. 0. L. Smith, pastor of the Christian church, trt.rnnnn ut "-'in n'n nn T , ..uuuumi lit ... UWUVJ. XllbCl UlCUlr was made in Prairie Lawn ceme tery. The bereaved parents have the MRS. DANENBEKG. iDeath Into their bum bas crept, And stole th-ir darling as he slept; It wa a father's pride, and a mother's joy That the irrira monster came to destroj. But lo! an angel at the be4 aide stood, God had sent it; 'twas for thuir good. The little frame, all racked with pain, Must be their loss and heaven's gala ; And as the signal from on high was given, Jty Bnowv wioirs the little soul u hiim t r heaven. The turn of its soul who bad gone before, Mut have come and tood on the other shore, To welcome him horns; to be parti d never more. And the f stber, mother, sisters and brothers hr- must endure J be parting of earth, for they art sure ' oat wnen tney to me river side must come. They will find little hands beckonlnr them home. So look to God and learn to know That sooner or later e all must go. -Mrs. S. L. The Meeting Was a Fizzle The meeting called for last night to discuss the advisability of holding a Fourth of July celebration in Wel lington this year, was a fizzle, only (our peisoos showing up at the ap pointed hour. They remained until 9 o'clock and went home, agreeing that "the season was late and the farmers would be too busy to attend a celebra tion this year." A Runaway Accident. A loose team ran away with a farm wagon this morning on South H street below the Santa Fe tracks, and collided with a buggy in which Mrs. W. A. Brashear and two children of South Haven were riding. The runa way team and wagon ran squarely over the buggy and threw the occu pants in ail directions. The baby was picked up a few minutes after ward from a mudhole, in which it was lying on its face. Mrs. Brashear was not Injured. Her six year old child was slightly hurt about the knees. The buggy is a total wreck Mrs. urainear ana cniidren were taken into a neighboring bouse and remained until tbey recovered from their fright. Their escape from serious injury was miraculous. Engineer Charlie Weddle returned last night from the west, where be had been with the Santa Fe bridge gangs working on the damaged bridges between Harper and Kiowa. Mr. Weddle reports great damage done by the high water in Harper county. All of the county bridges are reported washed out. One township lost over a dozen bridges. A few miles north of the town of Crisfleld a widow liv ing on the banks of a creek lay sick in bed. The rains overflowed the creek and the water reached her house and flooded it. She was compelled to wade in water waist deep and carry her baby, while a son carried another small child, to a place of safety. They were then compelled to go two miles through a furious rain to a neighbor's house for shelter. The directors of the Southern Kan sas Mutual Fire Association held their quarterly meeting at the office of lienn & Newbold yesterday after noon. J. Polk Wimer was elected to fill the vacancy in the board of direc tors caused by the death of W. H. Jordan. The secretary reported a big increase in the amount of Insur ance written. UR LINE OF Wash Fabricks S verv Comolete. We also havp a Splendid assortment of t JL IJLAAIWkH. kll lCVr;n. III- O 7 T 1 Tl il 7 1 7 ams. and Madras .n.-ifanzH VHNtfl. hint mittH hosiery and summer Corsets we show some Great Values. If you want an Umbrella or parasol ' 1 i.1 I ert i. i Af r ciiave mem iruw oj cents w Qd,)), rorv niirnnQca on n nc nn run hmn mnrA i i j i v wui uuujlhj fiiiiiiiiiLi 1 1 1 i i i r i iiiiii. V ;i i tl 11 (Premiums. Price, In I o. Biggest Fight in the Philippines Occurred Yesterday. a,uua miU' MIIIMIsnCU UT inc DCM Organized Rebsl Force Yet Encountered i Fighting Continued Ail Lay Near Cavite - America;! Regulars Are Brae but Lose Heavil). Manila, June 13, 8:10 p.m. Geo. Lawton unexpectedly stirred up one of the liveliest engagements of the war, south of Las Pinas this morning, upon which occasion American field guns were engaged in the First artil lery duel against a Filipino battery concealed in the jungle. The fighting continued hotly all day long. Geo. Lawton called out the force of 3,000 men, and at 5 o'cleck he was only able to push the insurgents back 500 yards to the Seapole river where they are entrenched. The insurgents resisted desperately and aggressively. They attempted to turn the left flank of the American troops. The American loss is conservatively estimated at sixty. The battle con tinues. The Monadnock, Helena and Satire took part in the fight. The fight was started by the Insurgents opening on the Americans with a cannon on the outskirts of Las Pinas, near Cavite. As soon as the fight got under way the Americans were attacked by hidden riflemen ou all sides, even the amlgos or "friendly" natives Id the houses of the town shooting in their rear. The Americans, skirmishing along the beach, found, apparently, a handful of rebels, who retreated. Suddenly the rebels opened a terrific tire on the troops from the sides and rear. The soldiers withdrew to the water's edge, finding what shelter they could, and were picked off rapidly. After their ammunition was nearly exhausted, the Twenty-first retreated but Gen. Lawton rushed down and rallied the men. A little group made a desperate stand. General Lawton, Major Starr, and Lieutenants Dono van and Connolly, taking rifles from the wounded men, fired at the enemy, bringing down some of the rebel sharpshooters from a tree. Finally their cartridges were all gone and they were forced to break through the enemy's flank, carrying the wounded to the main body of the troops. Lieutenant Donovan, whose leg was broken, floundered for a mile through a bog, after leading his men In the face of a greatly superior force. General Lawton ceased fighting until reinforcements could be brought. The Filipino force engaged appears to have been the largest and best organized body of men that has met vur troops. When the battle was resumed at 1 o'clock with the reinforcements, our battery having silenced the enemy's guns, the Americans waling waste deep in the mud of the sand flats, slowly advancing and pouring steady folleys of musketry at the rebels, drove their opponents beyond the river. Then the two armies lay facing each other across the deep stream, the enemy practically out of sight, while the men in blue and kabaki lay In the main bushes, many of them, without any shelter, for three hours without a moment's cessation in the firing. General Lawton, though exhausted by the morning's fighting, rallied by sheer will power, and was the com manding figure in the battle. He went along the lines, directing and encouraging the troops. General Wheaton and General Ovenahlne were equally courageous In fact, the generals were among the few men on the battlefield who refused to take shelter under the hottest fire. The only approach to the fighting ground was by a narrow, winding road where the bullets dropped thickly around our men. At 4 o'clock there was an hour's lull in the fighting and an artillery ser geant golloped back to where the two guns of the mountain battery were waiting in reserve and shouted : "Bring up those guns." The sergeant then tumbled exhaus ted from bis horse. - Twenty wounded men were carried to a cascoe (native boat), waiting on the beach which was rowed to Para naque. w Saturday, June 17. Monday, June 19. The above two days will be the Closing days of Our Great Hfii Cent mm, 09 Dry Ms, I ins ai 1 Come and take advantage of these Enormous Reductions. 20 cents off on every dollar you buy All $1.00 Goods for 80c it y J5 75c " " 60 50 " " 40 25 " 20 15 . 12 IO " " 8 5 '4 And so on through the entire stock. Read the Special notice below. SPECIAL NOTICE: Our Picture offer will be discontinued on and after July 15. No new cards will be given out after July L All cards now in use and those given out by July 1, must be punched out and re turned by July 15 in order to secure your picture. We will have Plenty of pictures and frames to redeem all cards presented. If you want goods we will make prices that will surprise you, Our picture business has been a great success. JACOB ENGLE Wellington, Kansas.