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M Largest Weekly Circu- Ration of iny Newspaper Bo The Family Paperi , In Sumner County. olbumncr County. Best Advertising JNed- AL4 ine VUlLfc GivcsJ l ium of any Newspaper in Kansas. all th: NEWS all THE TIME WM. STRYKER, Edlur and Proprietop ft Drop ct Ink Makes M H o s Think. Established flnrjust 26, 1890. VOLUME X. WELLINGTON, KANSAS, THURSDAY, JULY 13, 1899. NUMBER 26. r LTV7 V L-LM 1U DO YOUR FEET HIT? If so try a pair of Buttrey's foot form shoes for man, woman or child. They ive comfort, style and appearance to wear)- foot. Unless you have had a pair you have not had the shoe of comfort du.; you. Comfort is a bijj thing in q ew hut it don't complete the kW hv anv means, vou must have uwr also. And we wish to say this- That we Day cash for our shoes and do a cash business, we are shoe men of long experience and think u'p know trood values when we see them. We deal in SHOES, nothinsr else and don't want to. Shoes are good enough for us and we are here to stay. P. S. Our prices are down as low as the qvality of the goods will per mit. We are always pleased to show goods at BUTTREY, WELLINGTON. The Ousting of Dr. Gill. Dr. H. Z. Gill has finally been ousted from the position of secretary of the state board of health. He has turned over the keys to the desks and offices and is now among the states men out of a job. The incidents of Dr. Gill's undoing are rather amus ing. When the state board of health elected his successor the doctor de clined to vacate the office. He riuimpfi ruissp.psinn and retained it under the tenure of office clause i.f the state law and refused to vacate. When July 1 arrived the newly elec ted secretary of the board, Dr. W. B. Swan of Topeka, went to Dr. Gill and made an official demand for the pos psinn i.f the office. The office was locked and Dr. Swan talked through a small opening between the door and the casing while Dr. Gill stood guard, refusing at the same time to admit Swan to the office as a visitor or to give him official possession. A few weeks ago, following the re quirements of the resolution adopted by the legislature the executive coun cil ordered the office of the secretary of the state board of health removed to the rooms in the west side of the south wing, formerly occupied i.y the state board of pardons. The state historical society, under the provls ions of the resolutions mentioned, is to occupy the rooms on the south side of the east wing, iformerly used by the supreme court. Then came the action of Dr. Gill in refnaincr t,n pive TUISSeSSlon Of til office to his successor. It was th (Wider! that. Dr. Swan should lie recognized as the secretary of t!i board and Dr. Gill should be ignored Acting under instructions from At torney General Gtdard, John Dud ley, custodian of the capitol, Satur day night moved the furniture out of the office occupied by Dr. Gill, took up the carpets and commenced the work of nrenarloir tbe rooms for the historical society. In response to ad ditional instructions from Mr.Godard Mr. Dudley turned the key to the now offices for the society over to Dr. Swan When Dr. Gill arrived at his offices yesterday morning he opened the door and walked into a vacant room. The furniture, carpets and everything connected with the office were gone To say that Dr. Jill fumed is puttin It mildly, ne hunted up the janitors and commenced an investigation which landed him finally in Mr. Dud ley's office. There the doctor quieted down when he ascertained that Mr Dudlev had discharged his official duty as ordered by the executive cou . cil. Then Dr. Gill went, to the new offices. Dr. Swan and the stenograper were established serenely there going over the morning mail. Dr. Gill went into the office, took from his pockets the kevs to his desk, opened It and sat down. He stayed there uutil noon When Dr. Swan was ready to go to dinner he asked Dr. Gill to leave, as he desired to lock the office. Dr. Gill refused, at.rt an amusing "spat" took dace between him and Dr. Swan at the state house custodian. Finally Dr. Gill irave ud the keys and Dr, Swan went to dinner. Dr. Gill now threatens to iTo to law with the case Topeka Journal, Night Railroad Construction. We are informed that a large num ber of headlights were taken to Braman, O.T., this morning on the construction train to be used In night work on the Braman-Blackwell exten sion. The Santa Fe and the Frisco " are racing into Blackwell. Both roads want to get there first in order to gain important track privileges, A Revival Meeting Tragedy at Dallas. A special from Dallas, Tex., last night says: At 9:30 o'clock tonight one of the most startling tragedies Dallas has ever knowa occurred in the rst Christian church. Id the midst of a protracted service, John T. Car lisle arose from his seat, walked to where Professor William Lipscomb, principal of the Central high school, was seated, and shot him without warning. Carlisle was seized and taken to the county jail. Professor Lipscomb was reported dead at 10:45 clock. Carlisle has been janitor of the high school, but failed to be re appointed by the school board. He attributed his defeat for reappoint ment to the professor's influence and it is believed this was the cause of the murder. Carlisle is a cousin of Former Secretary of the Treasury John 6. Carlisle. The government crop report of the condition of winter and spring wheat ulyl.was: For winter whsat, 65.6, compared with 67.3 for June 1; for pring wheat, 91.7, compared with 91.4 for June 1. The above conditions suggest a yield of 525 million bushels, The eamerenort estimates that 64 million bushels are yet in the band of the farmers. Add to this the visi ble supply of 34 million bushels, and the total is 623 million. The require ments of this country for one year are' 415 million bushels. Add to this a reserve of 32 millions to lay in farmers hands July 1, 1900, and you have a total of 447 million bushels, which will leaves us 176 millions for export the coming year from our total tnck. The exports of wheat and iur for the year ending July 1, 1899, was 217 million bushels. Agent J. V. Williams of the Rock sland, drew up a petition to the city council last night requesting that a rock pile be established for the benefit of tramps. He commenced circula ting It for signers this morning. The crying need of Wellington is a rock pile and a special policeman to run in the tramps. If we are to have a spe cial policeman, why not have him run n tramps and suspicious characters, instead of occupation tax delinquents? Charge the tramps a begging license and make them pay it or work it out a a rock pile, the same as the hard working merchants and oilier busi ness men. Why discriminate la favor of the tramps? . F. Lueniog 19 building a block of brick walk in front of his residence and nearly a block in front of his property opposite his residence. Dr. G. Emerson and Will Keuneke will soon commence to rebuild the walk in front of their lesidences, and H. n. Peters will build in a few weeks. John Craig has secured a contract to build the block of walk from Lon Webster's corner to H. M. Hickman's corner. There is a woeiui scarcity oi brick, and several walks that have been torn up cannot be rebuilt until the brick arrives. Forty-eight of thenegroes'employed on the nunnewell-Blackwell exten sion went out on a strike yesterday They came up from there yesterday evening on the work train in charge of Couductor Lowry, and were sent from here to Guthrie, O.T., from which place they" came several weeks ago. Another gang came in on 2: from Guthrie last night and were taken to Braman to take the places of the strikers. We were unable to learn the cause of the strike. All the Santa Fe trains were late coming in and going out at this poin today. The Caldwell train and 203 west were held here until this after noon waiting for 427, which was laid out at Wichita on account of the wreck to the extra caused by going into the bridge near Wichita this morning. J. E. Rinehart is fixing up the old Seeley confectionery, and will open tomorrow with a full line of fresh candies, ice cream, lemonade, milk shake, fruits, etc. Everything will be first-class. Call and see him, first door south of Garland & Knowles, when wanting anything In his line. Miss Dollie Ruggles, daughter of J. F. Ruggles of Wellington township, set the hens and has raised and cared for six hundred young chickeus this spring and summer, besides doing most of the housework for her parents' family, while her younger sisters at tended the County High school in Wellington. 1 Deputy County Attorney W. M. Ready went to Mayfield this after noon to look into a reported scrap between Dr. W. II. Seal and Peter Miderof that place. Both men are nearing 60 years. MONDAY, JULY 17TH. AND TUESDAY. JULY 15TH 800 Roll Gold Plate Beauty Pins at I cent each. 3800 yards Swiss Lawn, fast colors, at 3 cents. 1800 yards 36-inch Madras Cloth, soft finish and most beau tiful cloth, at 5 cents, worth double. - 2200 yards Imported Organdies at 10 cents. Compare this with any 20 cent Cloth on the market. 4600 yards fine 36-inch Unbleached Muslin at 3 cents. The above items are all new staff, just received. wu AiNew Gang of Swindlers. There is gang of swindlers opera ting in Sumner county whoarc under indictment in Cowley county for swindling a farmer out of $1,000. The men are out on bail. 0 P. Ful ler, an attorney fn.ra Winfleld, was in Wellington yesterday and securpd a restraining Kirder before Judge Mc- Bride at Chamber, restraining one II. D. Crooker, who is at the head of the outfit, from disposing of a J1.000 note given by a Cowley county farmer for the right t sell a patent washing machine in Cowley ccunty. The In junction was granted upon the strength of a state law making void any uote, mortgage or other paper given in return for a patent right un less the words "given for a patent right" are written across the face of It The men are said to have sold the patent right for Cowley county to seven different farmers for $1,000 each. Prior to their operations in Cowley county, they were doing business in Oklahoma, and left the latter place between two days. The men seii a was'ulog machine known as the "shot gun" machine. It is a simple affair, aod there can be no doubt as to Us merit. The meth ods employed by the gang In "work ing" a county are as follows: Their advance agent, a man named Layne, drives through the country with the machine aod explains it to the woman of the house. He does not attempt to sell it without a trial, but inquires about "wash day" and returns with the machine and does the family washing. The principle upon which the machine works is then explained, and the almost invariable resolt is that a sale is made. The price of the machine is $5 They cost no m re than twenty live cents, but are pro tected by a "patent." After the advauce agent partially works the county the chief mogul of the gang, II. D. Crooker, appears and commence to "feel" a few farmers with a view m selling the patent rigui for the county. In every county there are always a few people who are looking out for some kind of a scheme to make money without working for it. In Cowley county, the washing machine man found the farmers unusually hungry for this kind of bait, and he accommodated seven of them. The patent rijht were sold for 11,000 each. WE PLACE aturday, July Saturday night, July 15, closes our premium oner on oil paintings. Present your cards and get your picture by that time. New pictures just received. The patent rigut men are now said to be operating in Sumner county. A few months ago, agents were selling themichlnes in Weliiegton. They are supposed to be operating in the rural districts at present. If they have succeeded in disposing of the patent right" to any person yet, the victim has not seen fit to complain. The Winfleld Courier yesterday, speaking of the matter, says. "D. T. Tonkiiifoo who It will be remembered was one of those who bought the right to sell washing machines or the right to sell agencies or whatever It was lid did buy from that man Crook. r thinks he h is located some money be longing to Crooker and Lane and be has filed attachment proceedings to get It. Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Pryor and J. E. Jarvisare named as garnishees. "Mr. Tonklnsoa in his allegations says the notes he gave Crooker and Layne had been fraudulently disposed of since haviog been served with the notice of the official restraining order made by Judge McBrldeand in order to protect himself against the notes when they become due he asks judgment against Crooker and Lane for the face of the notes and the inter est. Mr. and Mrs. Pryor signed Lane's bond and Mr. Jarvis signed Crooker's. It Is supposed in both cases the parties received casn indemnities and it is this money Mr.Tonkinson wants to get. "It seem9 to be the general opinion among lawyers that Crooker caught one sucker too many. He has been In this business a long time and it is said has made a great deal of money at It and this is the first trouble so far as known he ever had. The statute relating to the sale of patent rights is simple. The law rfquirc before a patent right shall be sold or offered for sale the seller to file certified copies with the county clerk, making affilavlt that the pitent has not expired or been revoked. It also requires that all notes received for patent rights shall contain on their face "Given for a patent right." Crooker has compiled with neither of these requirements. He claims, however, that the law does not apply to his case as be do?? not sell a patent right aod lie refers to his cunningly worded contract to prove it. Some of t he best lawjers in Wlnflela, however, ON SALE hold that in spite of his peculiar con tract If he gives anything in return for the notes it Is based on lis patent right and therefore the outute quoted applies. It is Dot known who pur chased the notes." A Branch Wholesale House. Wellington Is to have a branch wholesale house. Black & Martin closed a lease with the Uideouur Baker Wholesale Grocery Co. of Kansis City this morning for the eit room in the brick buildiug back of the Patterson block. It will be fitted up at once for occupancy. The lea.e runs for two years. The building will be used as a branch house, where large qudutiliesof sugar, coffees, canne i goods aod all kinds of staple goods will be stored far the trade west and south of Wellington. Hereafter a large part of Oklahoma will receive their groceries direct frm Wellington, instead of Kansas City, as heretofore. The advantage of a branch bouse in this city re a saving in freight and the time of fill ing orders for the Oklahoma tuie. It is very apparent that the hou-e will be a good thing for Wellington Besides requiring a considerable amount of heiy at times, it win bring the city into' prominence with the towns lo Western Kansas ani Okla homa. The Coming Poultry Show. The Sumner County Pc ullry rind Pet Stock association will bold Its annual exhibition In Wellington, De cember 19 to 22, 1839. J. W. Wale of Missouri, one of the best judges of poultry in the western states, will score or judge all poultry and stock brought to the show for that purpose. It is the desire of the officers of tbe association to make this the best and most interesting exhibition it has ever held. It is time now for those who contemplate making an exhibi tion of toeir poultry to begh to Hunk over tbe matter audio mike, ineir selections of young biro-, un I give them special care from now on t'i the date of the show, so thai those on ex hibition may score "way up" and be worthy of a premium. The same ru'e will apply to older stock. The "Kansas hen" is becoming con splcnous in Sumner county. The poultry business Is interesting to many persons. It brings in larger returns or more revenue than many other kinds of business. 15, A Winfleld Olrfs Grief. Kansas City Star. The thin little woman Id the roont up stairs cried and moaned so leudlj that Mrs. II. F. Cox. the landlady, called the police ambulance yester day afternoon to her houne at 10OC McGee street. She thought ber boarder had taken poison. But tbe little woman was only hysterical from grif because of a letter she had re ceived from the man she thought tu her husband. Mabel Smith's father, the Rev. J. B. Smith, is a minister of the Metho dist church at Winfleld, Kas. She herself traveled for a publishing firm and sold religious tracts tu the Meth odist deaconesses. In a Missoaritowi she met and was married to Walter Havens. That was nine months ago. It was not long till she was horrlflei to hear from him, as she told the police matron, that he bad bee married to a woman from whom ha bad never been divorced, and' he became very wicked and very cruel U her, she says, aod that sin of hit that ehe learned of burned into tbe heart of the preacher's daughter. Monday he sent her a letter telling her he never wlshtd to look at ber face again, and she l her mind for fed eral hours from grief and tlx sham of her present condition. Thin morn ing her brother came from WiufieW. K4s,anJ wi:l take herbjek to her father's lumie. A Serious Wreck Reportel A Bouthoound extra Siota Fe Utk nc i arge of Conductor Fogartf tf Arkansas City, ran into a br",cg bridge over Chisholra creek, near the Wichita stockyards, this iuoroog. The engine and three cars went lown. All of them were burned up. I'.irtic ultrs of the accident were Laid to jet. It W not xion who, if anybody, was killed Tli'f nml 'Miiliere il (4:o0 a. in wi i nut anive iiiltl lout 5 O'clock thi afternoon. Miss Ada Ware, d.o.'trer of .1. FA. Ware of Wellington tu vn-hip, Usfciei doing tbe hou"e work for her father, :i La making fl;e C3w, and nukiir Km class butter wliich she sold at to d prices, has this spring raised three hundred and fifty yonti -chlck-n. Sue sold in Wellington about fifty chicken at30ceUeo h tarlytr tbe season, aud stiil has p ent; of sel.