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Twenty-five car9 of cattle were loaded here last night. It is reported that "Fighting Joe" Hudson is to again assume control of the Topeka Capital. Mrs. M.E. Brunson left Sunday eve ning for Leadville, Col., to spend July and August with her daughter. The case of the Board of Education vs. Benton etal has been continued until the September term of court. The commissioners approved the quarterly report of the superinten dent of the county poor farm this morning. Mrs. J. D. Forsyth returned to her home in Hutchinson Sunday after a few days' visit here with relatives and friends. James Armfield, formerly a Santa Fe conductor at this place, is reported to have died recently in Mexico of smallpox. If you are friendly to. this paper urge the merchants with whom you trade to advertise in it, and patronize those who do. ,E.S. Hubbard, father of Mrs. John t Sparr, returned to his home in Wichita yesterday, after a pleasant visit in the city. Miss Grace Shrader of Monroe, la., arrived in the city Friday night on a visit to her uncle, E. E. Brown, and her aunt, Miss Nora Barr. Miss Mary Anderson returned from Enid, O.T., Friday, where she had been visiting friends and attending the Fourth of July exercises. Ten new cases of yellow fever, and seven deaths were reported at Santiago yesterday There have been one hun dred cases and twenty-one deaths. The train on the Ilunnewell branch now runs through to Braman, O.T., every day in the week, Instead of three times a week, as heretofore. S H Thomas was showing soma fine blackberries and Burbank plums Saturday which were grown on his place in the southwest part of the city. Mrs J M Tdy, chairman of the library committee of the board of "dnc.tln.hW appointed Miss Ut.e Kirk as librarian for the summer months. Mis Argie Wheat, daughter of Dr J. G. Wheat, left over the Rock Island Saturday Tor Freeport, HI., to spend the remainder of the sum mer with relatives. Ther9 w one death at El Reno the Fourth. The victim was a ten year old boy. As the returns from other towns come in, we are glad Wellington did not celebrate. The county commissioners ordered Joseph Querrv and Will Adams re leased from jail this morning. Querry was in fortheft,and Adams was in for rioting at the vinegar factory. I am paying for poultry this week: Hens,6Cs;2to4lbsprings.9cts;hen turkeys, 6 ct; young ducks, 7cts; young turkeys over 71b, 9 cts. If you have poultry for sale drop me a card. J. M. McKee. Governor Stephens of Missouri, yes trday called a special election in the Eighth congressional district of Mis aouri for the election of a successor to Congressman Bland, to be held on Tuesday, August 29. The unveilinu of the old soldier-' mnmpnt tn Belle Plaine cemetery will occur on the anniversary of s-me battle of the civil war. The . xiw date will be decided upon when the monument arrives. We wish to devote a liberal amount of space to Sumner county news. t. ii thankfully received. Our regular correspondents like others are busy with the harvest. m gir nnre of Ibis In future. The bond of J. n. Mitchell, who rtvpd the contract for buildiBg me new county jail, was approved by the rknntv commissioners last week The bond was in the sum of $25,000 W. R. Spicknall and A. bran are nis sureties. Thn Odl Fellows last week instal led officers as follows: Thos. Rogers, w a n. W. Andrews, V.G.; Wm J. TC. Hutchinson. La IUI , atvi ; , KS.N.G.;Geo. H. Crouse, L S.N.G.; Geo. T Pitts, R.S.V.U.; w. a. Maxey, L.S.V.G ; B. B. Wilson, I.G. Thp Mulvaneand Wellington ball teams will cross bats on the home grounds next Thursday. The Mul vane team has been strengthened witn several players from Wichita, and the game promises to be one of the best of the season. Reserved seats have been provided. Ladies will be admit ted to the grounds free. The engineering force of the Santa Fe made a survey this morning ror the new brick platform which will be put in at the Santa Fe passenger Aannt. The new brick platform will extend from DoukIsh avenue to the south end of the freight depot. Jut s south of the passenger depot the p'at form will be made ten feet wider stud i ih. tr-AcV on the east side moved further east to allow It to be done. Wiealta-Beaooo. - - - A. C. Lambe ent to Butler county Tuesday morning on business. Charles Hatton of Rome, was in the city Friday squaring up his taxes. W. A. Renn went to Mayfleld Fri day to superintend the threshing of some wheat. George Austin was in town Monday night on his return to Oklahoma from the north. Ed T. Hackney came up from Med ford, O.T., Friday - morning and returned Friday morning. Miss Cora Lambe left over the Rock Island Tuesday for Chicago, to visit. She will be absent six months. Notice our special clubbing rate with. the Kansas City Times and Bayonet, mentioned elsewhere in this paper. Thos. B. Brown, president of the Southern Kansas Mortgage Co., will go to Stafford county this evening on business. Journal 8. D. A. Espy went to Argonia Friday morniDgon business connected with some county bridges being built out that way. Candidates for county offices should not fail to comply with requirements given in ''Notice to Candidates" else where in this issue. J. B. Drummond, L. 0. Schaper and II. II. Miller have been appointed ap praisers of the personal property of G. W. Bruce, deceased. W. G. Foraker commenced thresh ing wheat in earnest Friday morning. He threshed a little Saturday which yielded seventeen bushels. T. E. Will, late president of the Kansas state agricultural college, has accepted the presidency of the new Social Science college in Boston. Mills Ebright went to Llnwood, near Kansas City, Saturday evening, to accept a position.. His brother, Rev. Homer Ebright, resides there. Miss Maggie Taylor went to Wich ita Saturday morning to enter St. Francis hospital. Her mother will go up to remain a few days. Jap Summerville of Oxford, and bis brother, M. Sommerville, of Okla- homa.are in the cityFriday, the guests of the former's son, Geo. Sommerville. A. E. Parker of Cripple Creek, Col., has written to friends in Wellington that he will be here the latter part of July on a business and pleasure trip. Wm. Rowland, who stole T. J. Grimes' gold watch several weeks ago, was released from jail Friday.upon an order from the county commissioners, issued last week. The board of charities has appoint ed Mrs. Nora Ferguson of Effingham, housekeeper at the Soldiers' Orphans' lime, at Atchison, to succeed Miss M i Kriedler, resigned. By a special arrangement with the Kansas City Times we are prepared to make the following extraordinary casli offer: The Twice-a-week Times ana the Voice one year, II 50. Carl Hendricks who has been work ing in the Kramer mills, leaves foi Osawatomia to accept a position as attendant in the asylum. He held a similar position four years ago. The funeral services over the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. B D -an were held from the family resi dence on South Washington avenue Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock Interment was made in Prairie Lawn eemPtery. Mrs. C. Keuneke went to Wichita Monda? to visit. Mr. "Keuneke accompanied her and went on to St. Louis, and from there will go to his home at Cape Girardeau, Mo. Mrs. Keuneke will return here before going home. Senator Baker has recommended Capt. J. P. Grlnstead for a commis sion in one of the regiments to be sent to the Philippines to reinforce Otis. His name was forwarded to Wash ington Saturday. It is reasonab.y certain that the captaia will receive a commissivn. The railroad grading and ditching outfit that has been working on the drainage canal and filling under the bridges, completed their work Wed nesday. They were very unfortunate on this job, having lost their finest pair of mules which cost them 1225 They went from here to Braman. South Haven New Era. The Burlington fast mail trains continue to make some remarkable records. On June 23, the eastbound train No. 8 left Meodota, 111, 40 min utes late and ran into Kiverside, a distance of 72 miles, in 62 minutes or a sneed of 69 67 miles an hour. The train was hauled bv one of the new class P Bald win eumnes. This run. while not the fastest for the distance on record, stands well up among the list of noteworthy performances. The federation of clubs realiied something over $57 gross, as the pro ceeds of the "old maids' convention" given Friday night. Their expense will amount to something like tli. This will leve quite a handsome "nebt egg" (or the building fund. Tue hiriies expect to given nnmberof oM-r entertainments Hie coming f ill and winter, and will endcav -r to build a thousand or tTteen hundred dollar J club room next year..- W. J. Dou?on Mas up I rum Perth Tuesday Bring your poultry to T. C. Roup at Wjatt Bros' store. wr. j. a. ilea of Kiverdale, was in the city yesterday. 0. J. Hackney went to Wichita Tuesday morning on business. Dr.Melviu Collins of Oxford, was In the city Tuesday on business. For Sale A good ten foot header and three boxes. Will sell cheap if taken now. John. Keir. Wanted To do painting in ex change for a good milch cow. J. E. Barnes, Wellington, Kan. Harriet E. Gressel has secured a tax deed to lots 9, 10, and 11. block 13, Woodlawn addition to Wellington. Leslie Combs is up from Perth to day. He recently returned from another mule buying trip through the I south. G. E. Dowis has torn up the rock walk in front of his residence prop erty, and will relay it with vitrified brick. ' Judge W. T. McBride, John W. Haughey, C.E. Elliott and WmGelino went to Drury last night on a fishing trip. Mrs. Jud E. Epperson is expected to arrive from Kansas City Saturday on a visit to the family of C. G. Epper son. J. M. Thralls is in Barber county, looking after his cattle business out there. He will be absent a week or ten days yet. B. L. Reed of Kansas City, repre sentative of the Ridenour Baker Wholesale Grocery Co., Is transacting business in the city today. Louis Milne returned this morning from Kansas City, where be had been working in a grocery store for the past month. Mrs. Elizabeth Martin of Whitman, is here attending her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Ctns. F. Martin, who is still quite sick. W. R. Brinkley of Wichita, who buys grain at Kingfisher, O.T., is in the city today. He says the wheat down theie is fine, testing on an average 60 pounds to the bushel. County Superintendent W. M. Massey is busy today tending out blanks to the school districts prepara tory to their annual meetings, which will be held on July 27, at 2 o'clock in the afternoon. The official board of the M.E. church last night voted to give the pastor, Rer. A. 0. Ebright, a month's vacation any time in July, August or September. He has not decided where he will spend his vacation. A brother-in-law of Pearl Bryan, the Cincinnati girl whose headless body was found and caused a national sen sation a few years ago, was in Wel lington yesterday. His name is W F. llamrick and he lives at Topeka. Prof. Ernest C. Hickey came down from Marion last evening to join his wife, who has been visiting her par ents, Rev. and Mrs. A. 0. Ebright, for several days. They will return this week to their home in Cripple Creek, Col. George Peifer i3 the first man to obey the provisions of the new side walk ordinance. He commenced tear ing up the old well rock walk in front of his residence en West Lincoln this morning, aud will replace it with vitrified brick. County Attorney J. M. Ready, Sheriff J. R. Heskett, n. L. Woods and Judge J. A. Ray are in Argonia attending the trial of Al Alders, the jointist. The trial commenced yes terday and ha not been concluded. J udge Ray is defending Alders. Jour nal. ' Dr. John Wood, son of Dr. P. A. Wood, one of the pioneers of Welling ton, returued to his home in Kansas City Saturday. He bad been vis iting the family of his brother-in-law, Mr. Moo-e, near Riverdale, and friends in Wellington, for several days. Real estate deals: M. H. Woods has bought lots 1 to 4, inclusive, block 17, Conway Springs, of L. F. Harris, for 130.... J. U. Snow has secured a quitclaim deed of II. G. Collins to lot 21, block 14, Oxford, for $14, and sold lots 21 and 22, block 14, Oxford, to Geo. Spitler for $125 ...Nelson Sones has bought 160 acres of land in Cm way township of Jacob Vreelaud of Sedgwick county, for $2,4uO....H. T. Dowlin of Cheter county, Pennsyl yania, has bought of Thos. H. Jack ton of the same place, lots 1, 3 and 5, bl.jck 13, New Caldwell, for $500. Some one who has plenty of time to figure has evolved the following: "If k man takes a sacK of wheat and an j ordinary coecker board and sits down, i just for want of something better to I do, and undertakes to put a grain of t wheat on the first square, two grains , ou the second, four on the third, etc., i how many grains would be used before all sixty-four squares are filled? It j does not seem possible, bet a mathe matician hai figured it out at 9,523, 271,603 bushels allowing one million grains to a bushel, or as much whea :a the United States would produce , in 11,346 years. If you think the j statement is untrue, just take your pencil and male a few figures. From Oxford. Oxford, Kansas, July 4, 1899. Tj the Voice: Commodore Schley and officers and men under him occupy a warm place in the hearts of the American people for the grand victory he accomplished in sinking the Spanish fleet inSanti ago harbor Just oue year ago frcm yesterday. This victory was cele brated in many towns and cities In America on yesterday and was onlir second to Dewey's victory at Mauila. All honor to Dewey and Schley, the greatest naval heros of modern times. ibis day wag celebrated auietlv bv our citizens. Our flag floateJ from tne business houses and residence. Many went to Belle Plaint; a few went to Arkansas City to ce.ebrate. The town had Artworks at,d nimy families had fireworks at uightat their homes for the benefit of their children. On yesterday another one of our fathers was Lid to rest in the Oxford cemetery in the person of George sommerville, the father of Jasper and wanon Sommerville. He was sirickei. with paralsis and died Sunday morn ing at 4 o'clock. He was 87 years of age and was one of nature's noble weu. A true christian, kind, nleasant and agreeable, and beloved by every one, uis example is worthy of imitation by all. He will be missed in the com munity. He was surrounded by bis children, grand and great grand chil- aren and other relatives in his last hours. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Morris at the home of his son Jasrer. three miles south of Oxford. His remains were followed to the cemetery by a large procession and many a silent tear was dropped In sympathy as his body was lowered Into the grave. The sympa thies of the whole community are with the friends of the deceased. Peace to his ashes. About all of the wheat is cut and much of It in the shock. The yield will not be so good as predicted a few weeks ago. The bard wheat has a good beny while most of the soft wheat is badly shriveled. Oats will be' a good crop and will all be cut by the middle of next week. The thresherman's whistle can be beard in many directions. Many will thresh from the shock. Some few have already threshed. We had a refreshing rain yesterday which al most Insures a corn crou We have the best crop of Irish po tatoes we have had for years. Success to the Voice. A Blf Irritation Scheme. Jndue Elric Colenf Great, Bend, has a gigantic irrigation scheme wnicb, if carried out, will make Kan?a Moom like a rose. He proposes to make a lake in Barton county twenty-four miles long and fourteen wide and store up enough water during the winter to Irrigate all that portion of Kansas. There is a basin near Great Bend that can be converted into a lake without much expense. A dam 200 feet long will be necessary and a ditch leading from the Arkanaas river to the basin will have to be cleaned out. An effort was made several year ago to carry out this same scheme and a ditch was built from the river to the basin. But the projectors bad to give it up because a few farmers own ing property In the basin refused to sell to the company, and there was no way to acquire the land under the law then existing. At the last session of the Kansas legislature, Cole got a bill through that looked very harmless on .its face. It provides that a corpor atlon can condemn private property for irrigation purposes. Now the new company being formed by Cole will condemn the property which the far mere refused to sell before and will establish the lake. The proj ct will b carried out at once," says J udge Cole. "We have all the financial backing necessary and am itoing east to complete the details of the scheme. We hope to have the dam built and the ditch repaired that we can fill up the lake next winter. "We wiilhaveto catch all of th water from the Arkansas during the winter mouths, because the Colorado ditch companies steal all of the river water in the spring and summer. We will be able to irrigate a large area of country. With a sufficient water supply the lands out our way are as fertile as the valley of the Nile and we believe that when we get our lake and ditches built we will bave tbe gardea spot of the world." Diet Claude Cann, living on North treet, died about 11 o'clock Tuesday morning of Bright' disease, heart disease and dropsy, ne was 21 vea of age aud had been suffering for about two yean. The funeral will be held from the family residence tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock. Interment will be made to Prairie Lawn cemetery. Work the Jan His Commeaced. Work onjthe new county Jail was commenced Tuesday, when Jim Wordeo with a team of borsea and a plow broke tbe ground for tbe found ation. The work will be pushed to completion as fast a possible. Shoe Musi Ve must reduce our Shoe Stock in for Till, and In order to clean them 3i pairs Baby Shoes, former price 25c to 70c, now 25c 29 pairs Oxfords, Tan. Black and Ox-blood, were f 1.00 to 12.00, now .... 85c 24 pairs Ladies' Oxfords, Ox-blood, Heel and Spring Heel, were $1.75, now - . $1.05 19 pairs Ladiei' Oxfords, Tan, Heel and Spring Heel, were $1.75, now .... j 05 20 pairs Ladies' Black Vesting Top Button Shoes, Phil, toe, patent tip, were $3.25, now - 1.50 20 pairs Ladies' Black Kid Top Button Shoes, Phil, toe, patent tip, were $3.00, now 1.50 20 pairs Ladies' Black Kid top Button Shoes, plain toe, formerly $2.50, now 1.00 20 pairs Ladies' Black Kid Top Button Shoes, Common sense toe, were 3.00, now . 1.25 20 pairs Children's Black Vesting Top Shoes, 8 to 2, patent tip, were $1.65, now . . 1.00 20 pairs Children's Dongola Shoes, stock tip, 8 to 13, were $1.65, now . . . ' . j qq We will make vou a reduction rm nil nnr n,f,,.jpn . - vau'iu mm supper ror La- dies, Misses and Children. Don't forget us when you want Men's and Boy's Shoes. A new lot of Crash Skirts just received. Our premium offer com with the above. "RESPECTFULLY, ftGflGRDSON(o Opera House Meat Market. Anderson & Demiith. Remember we do a cash business and have no bad ac counts to make up on what we sell you. Our coods are of the best quality and are sold at reasonable prices We have a large stock of Howe Made Lard and our hams and bacon are of the best Bring ns your Poultry and Hides. We pay the highest cash price. ANDERSON & DEMUTH Lettlnt of Pauper Practice. Tbe commissioners Saturday let several contracts for pauper medical practice. The practice in Gore, Belle Plaine, Harmon, Seventy-Six, London and Palestine townships was let to Dr. M. V. Huffman, for $100 per year. The contract for Eden, Creek, Con way, Springdale, Illinois and Sumner townships was let to Dr. E. G. Farris, for 180 per year. Tbe contract for Oxford city and township was let to Dr. Melvin Col lins, for 180 per year. The contract for Wellington city and township Avon township, coun ty poor farm, county jail and all transient poor in the city was let to Dr. E. D. Ebright, for $150 per yeir. Tbe contract for Ryan township was let to Dr. J. A. Greer, for 132. The contract for Chikasitia and Falls township was let to Dr. N. Stiles for 135 per year. 1 Refnadlof Township bonds. A. Chambers, S. F. Warner and M. A. McMillen, composing the township board of Walton, were In Wellington Tuesday attending tbe matter of re funding $19,000 worth of Walton town ship railway aid bonds issued July 1, 1889, for the benefit of the St.L.K.i S.W. railway. The old bonds were for 30 years and bear interest at the ra' of 6 per cent per annum. lhe new issue runs for 30 years, and bears 5i per cent interest. The township will have the privilege of paying off any number of them any year they desire. Misses Edna Bobbins, Mayme Peck and Florence Wilson left over the Bock Island this morning for tbe east to spend their summer vacation. Misses Bobbins and Wilson will go first to Chicago. Miss Peck's destlna tlon Is Bock Island, III Stock be edueed! U make room far the new on, mmi up will make you the following prices Notice tj Non-Resident De fendants. No. 883. '"ill d'8trlct C0urt of 8umn county, Kan Concordia Loan and 1 Trust Company of Jlisaour. a Corpora tion, an Truat Plaintiff. Ernellne U. Haser. kT WHaer- er I husband, Marram A I Mandew. F. M. hd: der, her bmband Jamei H. Uwa and John H. Burn, part ners, under the style M)d tlrm name off wwart A burnt and I John T. ftewait. Defendant, j To Emeltne D. Ham and Jame W n.. derend.uU lu the above tnmStZU"' V . V? bTh n"IB"(t that you hareh,. oflice or the clerk of i.M ,Sflle ,D the which the pu nuff Lk. th.t la rendered by the courVfo,uMi?nlud,rinent upon tbe following dscr,hL .PJ i?-fff Jj; BrrVhi!V!;.U,,rVTof Bec,lon Twenty, flu" Tw.J? f '32, aouti lnrdl.lVhat he Vou t0ofHtl, pr.',"C,pai each and all of I ot ""lea-pUon of tltlS f . ,he defendant named la the . nj m;renj further notified thiL If too taken tm. . j . - I'cuuuq win ow ISerelu f" Jadmenl reDderea Attst: w. H OVKKFIOLTZKR, By D. H. MllnCe!SDepOuVh.eDlrtr,CtC0Urt- h. n 8umnr county, Raoua, HacKxir and Pirn Atfy.. for ftalntlffT F.ru published June g.j9.-ln Voicli Public Notice. The city treasurer li now ready to pay all city scrip registered prior U July 1, 1899. Payment will be made upon presentation at tbe Security State bank. H.F.Sxith, ... . ,CllT Treasurer. Wellington, ka., Julj , V9.