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Makes the food more delicious and wholesome (KOAl UM WW0 CORRESPONDENCE. Notice to Correspondents All correspondence must reach this office on Tuesday to insure pub lication in issue of same week. Editor. Mihn.O.T. Weather very warm, corn is making very rapidly, also the weeds. A genuine root soaking rain visited this locality July the 3rd. Tiniberlake uncorked its patriotism the 4th and had a good time. Harvesting will soon be over. The shrill whistle of the thresher can Le heard now. Mrs. Meigs' brother and family who live in Texas are visiting. New potatoes are in the market. Mr. Oriswell says he has roasting ears. Mr. Miller's baby is very sick. Some miscreant is trying to force him self into jail. If he happens to be caught there'll be a warm time in the the old town for him. Corbin, R. M. Lawrence began threshing. Every house in town is occupied now, and more wanted. Mrs. J. C. Woodward returned from visiting her parents at Teabody last Sat urday. Judge Herrick of Wellington was a caller in our village Saturday. E. Brown was shaking hands with old friends in town Tuesday. G. B. Smart of South Haven visited at the home of W. S. Ames Sunday. C. H. Sharp was in Wellington Mon day seeing about disposing of some land belonging to a minor heir for whom he is guardian. Dr. Willhoites' aged mother arrived on the Rock Island Saturday from Illinois to pay him an extended visit. She stood the trip well and is enjoying good health. Mayhct.. The Stayton bjys u;c ui. t this writing, and tn ir v ai hw.iujj out pretty well. Grandma Va llivve is n-iit i.k. Miss Clara il,liuiv Co visited with frie 1 Is m-re o.c : S;mi; . Union Tetn;) mi v ...rv.j..; at tVt I . P. church wjm well att:;iLJ Si i d; morning. The Christian En leavor will ut ai entertainment next Sunday nitfht. Milo Vandiveer and wife of Med'on came up Sunday to visit the formcis's mother. John Vandiveer of Winfield spent S; 1 -day with his parents. Grandma Updegraff is numbered with the sick. There will be an ice cream social on the lawn of the Baptist church Thursday night, July 20th. Rev. George Creekmore of Milan at tended preaching sen-ices here Sunday night. Rev. Frank Harrison of Missouri filled the pulpit at the Baptist church last Sun day night. Caldwell. John Moore will move to Caldwell soon. He and L. B. Stump are starting a general merchandise store in their own building. Mr. Moore expects . to hire a man and woman to live on his farm and take care of his stock. He has purchas ed the Lew Swartzel residence. Rev. F. L. Benedict preached at 191 Sunday. John Jordon's wheat was shriveled so badly he did not cut any of it. Oats are good but wheat is almost a fizzle in this section. Corn will need rain very badly soon as it is silking. The Demo-Pop convention at the John ston school house, known as Belle View, Caldwell township, will be very tame un less some candidate puts some enthusi asm in the voters. Fran Logan has not rented the Alger farm. So come and see it. It is for sale, also 400 acres in a body. Frank will sell out hi? own farm, three-eights well im proved, very reasonable now. School inarms seem scarce this year as none have shown up yet. Deering and Eby's girls started up the reading circle which died last season. We are well pleased with the present of "James Blaine's Life" from the editor. We have just one objection to the vol ume and that is it contains old Grover's pictures. Mr. 0. II. Benedict was unable to at tend Sunday school last Sunday. He has been superintendent about 17 years and in all that time he hasn't missed on account of sickness but very few Sun days. His son Frederick filled the po sition with credit to both. CO., W YORK. Sumner County's School Interests. It Is only by comparison with other counties that we can arrive at a fair esti mate of the value of Sumner county as an educational factor in our state Organized as a county in iSjr, its prog ress in ever)- sense has been remarkable, There are 105 counties in Kansas, and yet in point of valuation Sumner county ranks sixth. To make it better under stood we give the six counties with the amount of their taxable property as shown by the report of the state auditor for 1S9S, viz: Shawnee, 515. 112.344; Wyandotte ii, 681,026; Sedgwick ),- 857,275; Leavenworth 59,324,050; Lyon 7,319,020; Sumner, 6,538,942. In each of the above counties, with the exception of Sumner, are located larger cities which go to swell the valuation of this respect ive county as well as their population, while Sumner county alone remains a distinctive agricultural county, and from this source has sprung her great wealth, aud reputation as a school county. She has within her limits of 1 iSS square miles, (almost as large as Rhode Island) 197 school districts, and requires 245 teachers to conduct the machinery of these schools. There is only one county in the state which exceeds her in the number of teachers, viz: Shawnee county, with 250 teachers, and she pays the teach ers and maintains these schools with a levy of almost 4 mills below the aver age levy of the state. When we take into consideration her graded schools, no other county in the state possesses any better and very few as good. Wellington, Caldwell, Belle Plaine, Oxford, South Haven, Conway Springs, Argonia, Milan and Mayfield are all excellent graded schools and will compare well with those of any other county. They are excellent auxiliaries to the Sumner County High school, and in time their growth and expansion will be in close touch with it. Both are nec essary to the future and higher develop ment of the educational interest of our county and state. In the state there are 10 county high s:hools, and here agaiu a comparison may not be unprofitable. We give be low the name, when founded, and num uer of pupils attending each county high ;chool in the state, so far as reported: Name. Organized. No. pupils. uuiteouCo. 1S88 181. )ickinsoi. Co. 1889 198. Gi-cuex Co. 1805 13. Libtt'.v Co. 1S93 179. Thorn.-'?: Co. 1897 96. ummrC 1S97 356. Will. In atttr.dance at these county- high schools li t us compare the attend ance at some of the other institutions of learning in the state, of long years standii-!.' and reputation. Bal-pr's University, Baldwin, 532 Central Normal Colli ge, Great Bend, 296. Washburn College, Topeka, 212. Lewis Academy, Wichita, 272. Southwest Kansas College, Winfield, 302. Yet with all our facilities for good schools, there ought to be one important change made in our county schools, and that is the consolidation of weak districts into stronger districts, and better teach ers and better wages with less expense, Take forinstance Osborn or Wellington townships, where many of; the districts have not to exceed ten or fifteen pupils, and in some districts not over six or seven. How much better would it be for these districts or townships as a whole, if the entire township was made a school district with a central school- say for Osborn township at Mayfield, and for Wellington township at Welling ton, and facilities or conveyances pro vided for the more distant pupils or for those unable to reach the school by walking. The whole expense for main taining the central school and prodding it with better teachers and more facilities would be much less, while the advan tages would be so much greater that no one would think of returning to the old system. I only speak of these two townships because they come first to mind, but other townships are in the same condi tion. I only suggest these ideas for peo ple who are interested in better education to consider and digest before the annua school meetings, for the time is coming when this will be done and Sumner coun ty may as well be in the lead. We can not afford tobe behind in any educa tional matter, or take one step backward. Respectfully, C. J. Garver. For Sale At a bargain, 80 acres of good wheat land, one quarter of a mile north of Mt. Hope church, Walter tow ship. Either on cash payments or trade for cattle. Chas. W. Clark, Box 7 45, Wichita, Kan. For Sale or Trade New and Second hand threshers and engines of all kinds Chas. W. Clark, Box 745, Wichita, Kan. Harvey mil, left over the Rock Island this morning for Colorado, on a bunting and Ashing trip. Trouble Among the Bind Boys. At a meeting of Ansell's, bind last night, Sam J. Trew was elected manager to succeed Tom Roup, aud Sujnner Garver w9 elected secretarj to succeed Fred Smith. No treasurer was elected. Frank Bailey will tem porarily fill that office. Fred Smith walked out of the meeting, and later W. H. Lawbaugb, Claude Nofsinger and Prof. Tbeo. Huuse withdrew from the organization. The trouble is tie band has been brewing for several months. Tbe Ansell faction accuses Fred Smith of wanting to lead tbe band. This, Smith denies and says be only wants a new leader or director. A poll of the band boys was taken a few day. ago and a majority are claimed to have signed a request that Ansell re sign. At the meeting last night a vote was takeu on the question, re sulting in 9 to 5 in favor of retaining Ansell. At this point Fred Smith walked out. The organization will be kept up un less the public withdraws its support from the remaining members. Prof. Ansell has agreed to lend his services free until the organization is out of debt. He has been drawing $.'10 a month salary. The organization owes about $175. Attend your primary July 29. See call in this paper. Atchison Globe Philosophy. If you have your own way, see that your way is right. Some mighty nice women chase men, and are punished for It. It is hoped tbe Lord understands the boys; very few people In this world seems to. A woman may be a "good woman" in tbe church, and still be of no use to her home or husband. We have noticed that the praise for a horse comes from those who have no Intention of buying any. When tbe wolf finally arrives at a man's door, tbe animal la not nearly so terrifying as was expected. Talk about sunsets and river scen ery: neither one is in it with a pretty girl wearing a white dress and a blue sash. Every unhappy woman takes pleas ure in thinking of the time when be will come back, and it will be Too Late. An Atchison woman is so extrava gant with her household accounts that her friends will not be surprised at learning that she writes the letters to magazines on bow to keep a family of ten on $3 a week. Jessie James, son of the noted ban dit, played base ball in Atchison yes terday, and when be went to bat, wan cheered from the grand stand. The fact that James' father was a bandit, has been of creat advantage to him, though they say the father's sins are visited on the son. Attend your primary July 29. See call in this paper. Marriage Licenses. Alfred Harper, 23.... Black well, Ok Cora Bowman, 21 Oxford Miss Lena Cobean entertained a few Intimate friends last evening In honor of her guest, Miss Lucerne Miller of South Haven. There were present: Misses Lucerne Miller, Edith Stewart, Anna Ray, Beattrlce Lynch, Lucile Stlpp, Bulah narrelson, . Mabel nig ley of Kansas City. W. H. Burks went to Drury this afternoon with Billy Frantz's two boys, Hubert Lynch, John Garland and Fred Allen. Tbey will spend the night there, and return tomorrow. Ten head of Good Horses and Mules for sale by A. Graff. . The funeral of Claude Cann was held from the family residence this after noon at 3 o'clock, conducted by Rev. 0. L. Smith. Interment was made in Prairie Lawn cemetery.. County Clerk -Wood and Judge nerrick will go to Caldwell tomorrow to look after tbe refunding of 129,000 worth of Caldwell city and township bonds. A. B. Rutkomski has accepted a position with the Kramer mills as night engineer, and will enter upon bis duties tonight. Mrs. E. Wlllard was very neardeath last night, but rallied this morning. Her children in the east have been telegraphed for. Mrs. Rebecca Hodge and daughter, Miss Mollie, of Mayfield, were in tie city today shopping aod visiting. Sumner Whitson and brother Henry returned from Wichita last night, and will go to Eo'.d in the morning. Rev. J. W. McLaughlin returned to Hortoo this morning, after a week's visit to bis family in this city. Jerry Simpson was in town, last nfght on his way to Kansas City 'with several carloads of cattle. . Garland Ferrell and Graham amc bell of Wichita, were in the city last night visiting friends. Miss. Belle Lewis has reinrnedfrom a visit with friends in Winfield and Arkansas City. . STAGE CELEBRITIES Beer boh m Tree Is a godson of the em peror of Germany. Miss Lillian Norton attracted littl attention as an opera singer until sh took on a foreign disguise by changing her last name to Nordlce, She was born at Farmington, Me. A German statistician hnn discovered that ballet dancers, aS a rule, attain an age much above the average. Car lot t a Grisi Is 77 years of age, and Amalia Ferraris 78. TaglionI was over 80 years old when she died, and Fanny Elssler was 74. Kosita Mauri, well over 50, is still dancing at the Paris grand opera, German actresses have to be careful how they wear male costumes. A young woman has been lined in Vienna for wearing a correct military uniform, which is not allowed by the Austrian authorities. In Germany, however, she would have been punished if the uni form had not been correct, the kaiser's decree permitting military dress on the stage only w hen absolutely correct. Laurence Irving is said to be imita tive of his father, Henry Irving, in play ing the chief part in "The Crystal Globe," a new London melodrama of the howling type. The character is a mesmerist, so demonstratively weird and figuring in scenes so very sensa tional that the reviewers poke fun at it However, the younger Irving is de scribed as a clever actor. Hermann Muller, leading actor at the Berlin Deutsches theater, killtkl himself recently In an unusual manner. After puttiug a blank cartridge in a pistol, he filled the barrel with water and then fired Into his mouth. His head was blown to pieces. Overwork and melan cholia caused the suicide. lie w as best known through his work in the new school of plays by Henschel, Suder mann, Hauptmann and Hirschfeld. EFFECT OF MUSIC. Eagles when played to become seri ous and sedate and listen intently with edent enjoyment. Captive coyotes when music is played will range themselves in a half-circle and listen with the greatest attention. Snakes like the bagpipes played soft ly, and will sometimes coil up vith raised head and gently sway to and fro. Lionesses are affected most by the bagpipes. They crouch half fr'ghtened, and then dash madly around their cage as though scared. Perhaps the most surprising effect of music on animals is In the case of tit Blliga4or. When the experiment wa tried the big brute rose from the water and actually imiled withhis great teeth exposed. When a whistle was played for the benefit of a cage of monkeys it was f6nnd the green-bonnet monkey sat with hands and feet tightly drawn to gether, as though he controlled himself by the utmost effort. Another monkey dropped his jaw and made horrible faces at the musician. Just as music has different effects on different natures, so It acts differently upon animals of varying species. Weird music is more successful in attracting the attention of animals than that of the louder and harsher instruments. The blare of a trumpet only infuriates then, while of the cornet and flageolet they take not the leasFnotice. Bag pipes and the viol hi are afforded atten tion and interest. ATCHISON GLOBULES. By the time a man has saved up enough to get what his appetite craved, he has lost the appetite for it Your reputation is above reproach If those who see you on the streets after midnight wonder what sick man you have been sitting up with. One of the things a boy is very sure of is that when he ss grown to be a big ma?, he will n forget to hunt vp and hV those who abused him when he was - boy. "He is the biggest fol in the world," we heard a man say this morning, re ferring to a man of his acquaintance. If the fellow is the biggest fool In the world, he must be a daisy; there are some aw fully big fools in the world. Physicians ' say that when a hard working man says he is sick they feel some apprehension, and watch his case closely, but that when an idler comes for a prescription, bread pills answer as well as anything. The people should read more and con verse less. Half the conversation one hears is to the following effect: - "I re tail once in 1870, no ft was in 1869; no, again, it was in lfffi, because another Incident ,In 1871 fixed it upon my mem ory, that I met Mrs. , oh, now, whas Is her name? Mrs. , oh, you know who I mean. Her husband afterward died, and she moved way. Smit, Smart, Swift, Swelt! Now, I have It Well, what was I saying about Mrs. Swelt?" Atchison Globe. CONCERNS THE RAILWAYS. Japan had more than a hundred rail road collisions last year. In 1792 the first Boston stage coach started for New York, and now 700 rail way trains are sent out of the city daily. Thera U a proposal to run a light ning express between Manchester and Liverpool in 18 minutes, on the mono rail system. The rate of speed would be CO miles an hour. The London Railway News reports that th Argentine government lately telegraphed' to the Krupps in Germany to cancel an order for guns and arma ment and supply rails instead for 500 kilometers of railway. The two cars running on the trolley Una op Mount Tom, Mass., are con nected by a cable running over a re turn sheave, so that the descending car's weight balances that of the one ascending, and makes less demand on the electric motor. To defendants and others interested In the defense to the salt of the Piano Manufacturing company agahstllenry Shapcottatid otl.er: Your committee appointed to con duct the defense having pltcelMie duty or collecting and disburden the funds upon me, and as the defendant and others afterward at a moeting at Wichiw relieted me from fLrtiit-r duty in that capacity aod appoiuted J. P. Wimer Instead, I hereby submit my report of funds collected aod ex pended. RECEIVED FROM. H. F. Harbaugh for Green twp..J5 00 11. nan aius iur iowns iwp. . 3 25 Frank Tate for OvfnrH iwn r'(1n O. DeTurk for Wellington twp.. 5 00 Henry Shapcott for Sumner twp. 2 00 G. E, Meeker for Belle Plaine twp 6 00 i... u iiauuy ior r.aen twp 4 O0 r (auk nuucK ior murx twp 2 2o And from Henry Howe 5 00 To'tal receipts 8)37 50 I have piid out the folioiog amounts: Lyu.ao Xaugle for printing cir cular letter 50 Postage in correspondence 1.60 Blank and receipt books io A. A. Richards for publishing ROticeof meeting 1.65 Herrick & Roger, retainer fee. 25.00 Expenses attending court at Wichita 4 85 Paid J. P. Wimer my assessment as one of the defendants 12.00 Total expenditures $-1(5.70 The. expense items exceeding the re ceipts by 19 20. . J. M. DOUBLEDAT. Forecasts of the report of the board appointed by the war department to study the distribution of typhoid fever in army camps to be made about the end of July, indicat.- that the water supply had practically little to do with the spread of the disease. The infection, the report will 6ay, was transmitted through the atmos phere In dust carried by the wind and by the agency of flies. Medical Record. Last fall I sprained my left hip while handling some heavy boxes. The doctor I called 00 said at first it was a slight strain and would soon be well, but it grew worse and the doctor then said I bad rheumatism. It continued to grow worse and I could hardly get around to work. I went to a drug store and the druggist recommended me to try Chamber lain's Pain Balm. I tried It and one half of a 50 cent bottle cared me entirely. I now recommend it to all my friends. F. A. Babcock, Erie, Pa It is for sale by all druggists. I consider It not a pleasure but a duty I owe to my neighbors to tell about the wonderful cure effected in my case by the timely use of Chamber berlain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhcea Remedy. I was taken very badlv with flux and procured a bottle of this remedy. A few doses of it effected a permanent care. I take pleasure in recommending it to others suffering from that dreadful disease. J. W Lynch, Dorr, W. Va. This remedy Is sold by all druggists. The Tuesday Afternoon club aod their friends returned from Krell's grove last night, aod reported an en joyable day spent In the woods. The following ladies composed the party: Mesdames Amsden, Russell, Aldrlch, Wetzel, Sparr, Ready, Roser, Layne, J. F. and S. P. Kramer, Fox, Fred and II. F. Smith, McLean, Zellars, Cun ningham, French, Andrews, Botkio, Voils, Mayhew; Misses Mae Gilmore, Josie Smith, Helen and Bertie An drew?, Ida Kensler of Wichita; and Masters Asa Black, Forest and Edgar Amsden and Mary Kramer. Fritz Schnitzler of Wichita, father of Henry Scbnlt zler, tbe liquor dealer was in tbe city last night. Fritz Schnitzler 1s known as the biggest man physically In tbe state. He Is three times as large as Billy Bolton of Woodward. The Chillocco Indian ball team will cross bats with the Wellington bard hitters on tbe home grounds next Thursday and Friday. Tbe Welling ton team will be strengthened by four "outsiders." Good games are looked forward to. Real estate men will soon begin advertising residence property in Wellington as "within the brick side walk limits," or "being connected with the business part of the city by brick sidewalks." Quincy Barnes telephoned the Ox ford ball team this mom log to not come over this week. There was a delay in matching a game, and a game with Mulvane was matched forTburs day in the meantime. Mr. and Mrs. O. Dobbins left over , the Rock Island last night for their home io Urban a, III., after a pleasant visit In the city with tbe family of Major Levi Ferguson, and other friends. J ihn Rinehart, who has been work ing for Pray & Thomas, has bought the old candy kitchen outfit and will open a confectinery In the room north of E. E. Brown's grocery store. Miss nelen Reiley of Anthony, spent the day yesterday with Miss Edna Hunter, and left today for Co'o rado to reside. Ed Hackney went to Perry, O.T., last night on legal business. Ml?s Lizzie Campbell went to Meade county today on business. ' mm CiiticaUudgment Finds no- flaw in our pho tographs. Let our friends decide we know their opinion will be compli mentary to our work. Skill, taste, experience, with the best of modern appliances and ennmmpnt nil these ve employ to make your picture perfectly satisfactory. Our Best Cabinets $3 per Doxen Snyder Bros.' Gallery Over Security Bank, Wellington. NEW STAUIOX. I have lately bought this horse, which is a fine Stands ard bred road Stallion. Will make the rest of the season at my stable. Call and see him- DR. H. J. STEVENS Hail Insurance Insure your Growing wheat with BLACK & MAR TIN at Wellington. They will save you money. Losses quickly adjusted anj paid in full. See them before having your wheat insured. ti l Hi 20CTS-GIVEN AWAY Cut this out and Uke It to th drurrlst named Mow and and you will receive 1 25c slie bottle of Dr. rswytr's Ukatlne or&c. UkHtlne positively cures all form of Kidney difficulties DygpeMla, codsU patlon. beadhrbe. Rheumatism, Pulling of tb Eyea.. Ukatlne cures Pimples ana bio chpi. and n.akei sallow aod yellow skin white. Do sot dcliiy but taka ad vantage ot this (treat ufTer, as thousands bear evidence to tha wonderful curative power ot Ukatlne. F. B. Snyder, druggist, Wellihgton, Kansas. A Have had 17 years exper ience in Sumner County as auctioneer. Would be glad to crjC your sale. Leave or ders at the Voice office. ) L. W. Johnston Rome, Kansas. Veterinary Surgeon. SURGERY A SPECIALTY Calls promptly attended day or night, greats all diseases of domestic animals. Elk Horn barn, corner "C"and ;th streets, Wellington, Kan. J. H.STEVENS,D-V.M T. A. MAYHEW, DENTIST. OFFICE OVER THE FARMERS' BASK. WELLINGTON, KANSAS. X MM IB.