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Wm. STRYKER, Ediior and Prop. OlB raof puuli.::iiiou: West Harvey Avenue, one-half block west of the Arlington hotel. S" retepl'oi'e No. 8 TERMS: $1.09 Per Year in Advance in the trusts or under their influence.. School Report. What did the closing of eighty mills in I Report of Geuda Springs schools, end the tin trust do for the laboring men? I Jn(y Noy J0 llfrnli " GRAMMAR' DEPARTMENT. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23. 1899 25c Pays for This Paper until March 1st Republicans nominated twenty mem bers of the Twentieth Kansas for county offices. Everyone was defeated. The Populists elected two. Republicans are great on resolutions and patriotism on parade days. This is a sample of their promises, and failure to fulfill them. i CyLeland is the leader of the most unscrupulous gang that ever cursed the Republican party in Knsas.-Topeka Capital. Quite right. And this is the gang that has controlled the party for years and will control it for years to come. It is iu harmony with the eternal fitness of things that it should be so. The Republican party is tn power, State and National. Attorney General Goddard says we now have an exellent anti-trust law in Kansas. There are nu merous federal statutes. Both state and federal stautes are being violated daily. Why is not something done? It is not necessary io wait until atter election Tl,e time to act is now. The trouble is the partv in power is dominated and con troled bv trusts and does not intend do ing anything now or at any future time. Th fact should not be lost sight of that the treaty with Spain was only ratified by one majority, and that this was only secured by igreement to pass the ilcEnery resolution which was after wards done, declaring; "That by the ratification of the treaty of peace wit!) Spain it i.s not intended to incorporate the inhabitants of the Philippine Islands into citizenship of the United States nor is it the intention to permanently annex said islands as an internal part o? the territory of the United States." telenhone and teleirrach concerns an nounced in the new telephone and tele graph trust in Friday's dispatches lower prices and help the prosperity of the men thrown out of employment? Did the closing of the barbed w'ire mill at Law rence help that city or tr.e peopie em ployed in that industry? Did the closing of the starch factory and the cracker factones of tins city by the trusts neip Topeka? The Journal dodges even serious issue in the tiust question, and pettifogs on the prices of butter ami po tatoes. The crime of th trusts, which we wish the Journal to meet squarely, it it is iroinir to defend them, is, first, that capital thus organized forces out of ex istence in ever line oi manuiaciurcu roods thousands ot plants ana tens oi thousands of laborers for the purpose of absolutely controlling the output ot tne goods as well as the prices; and, second, that -'industrial" stocks are issued by these trusts from ten to fifty times the cash value of the plants and these stocks form the basis of stock gambling anu sneculation menacinff the business of the entire country. These trusts, as the Journal knows, have been formed for the purpose of making extravagant profits, and this can nlv be done by closing fac tories, throwing tens of thousands of men out of employment, and raising prices be cause they have the power to do so, re gardless of the law ot supply ami uc mand. No such scheme of robbery has ever before been created. It readies and touches erery man, woman and child in the nation. We sueeest to our contemporary, the Journal, that the next time it offers a defense of the trusts ana assures us readers "that prices go up and down without regard to trusts or other influ ences and simply in response to the law of supply and demand." that it instnrts the telegraph editor to caretuiiy examine the dispatches and eliminate all news of trusts that will destroy the editorial ar gument. In the same) copy of the Jour nal of last Friday, on page seven, the following appeared over a Washington, D.C., dispatch of half a column: As to Tin Profits Manufacturer Says They Were as High as ioo Per Cent He Is Fighting the Tnist Declares mat u is Greatly Overcapitalized Trying to Pay Dividends on j,ooo,ooo When Its Tlant Cost It Only $12,000,000 Big Advance Since Trust Was Organized. The most open and defiant violators of law today in Sumner county are the ex press and telegraph companies. The law compels them to pay for the revenue stamps, and is so plain that the federal courts, subject to influence as tiiey are, would not dare say that the companies should not pav. If a law orders an or dinary citizen to do anything it is quickly decided and he pays the penalty tor vio lation during the time the case was pend ing. Not so these great corporations which have grown rich by charging exorbitant rates and are making one of them, the Western Union, 100 per cent each year upon its investment. They have sufficient influence to keep the case in court indefinitely and pending the de cision thev refuse to pay the revenue What care t'xey what laws are passed so long as they can control the courts? In definte postponement of a decision is to them as irood as a decision 111 their favor No wonder people generally are losin mnfidenre in the courts. Tie wonder is th.it people are as patient as they are 1111 iK-r the intolerable abuses which are the rule and not the exception. Justice with a poor man or the public upon one side and a jrcat corporation upon the other is the ece;tiin in our federal courts today. How the Trusts are Sobbing the People. According to Senator Sherman the sugar trust had originally a capital of $9,000,000. Its stock was watered up to Major Hudson, editor of the Topeka Capital, is doing some valiant work tifhting the trusts, the same as he and the editor of the Wichita Eagle and most other Republican editors in Kansas did in 1S96 iu favor of free coinage of silver previous to the national conven tion. From that day they were all gold bugs. They had received their orders, and like good little boys they all obeyed the in. Not long since the Capital had a six-column editorial showing how every thing manufactured had risen in price, sometimes 100 per cent, and that the trusts are responsible for it and pointing out the iniquities and dangers that must follow. And now the major finds a new antagonist. The Kansas City Journal, the most w idely read Republican paper in Kansas, is as he charges repeatedly a defender of the trust. He might go farther and include Mark 'Ilanna and many others w ho shape Republican plat forms. Get ready major to do what you and all Kansas Republicans did in 1S96, on the silver question. Go back on all your past record and become an apologist for the trusts or give up your job to one who will bow the knee more gracefully than you. The case is too open and plain. The leaders of your party know that it will be impossible to make the people believe the Republican party in tends doing anything against the tausts, and then an enormous campaign fund musLbe raised with which to purchase McKinley's re-election. There is no other source from which to draw it The trusts will demaad promises of pro tection and will receive them, and the Capital and all other Republican papers will after the next Republican conven tion, dojas the Journal and many ether Republican papers are now doing and as the convention will do, be silent upon the question or become their apologists and dfendera. The following is an extract ' from the recent article referred to in the Capital: . Prices are going up on all trost goods, and nearly all commodities are directly $95,000,000 and this whole $95,000,000 has been earning 12 per cent dividends besides paying enormous salaries to all the larger stock holders iu it. Here is a profit of over 100 per cent etch year. The Western Union Telegraph company has been making over 100 per cent, each year upon its investment for years. No one knotvs what the Stand ard Oil company makes. They have de fied state courts and even the United States courts in all demands made upon them looking toward any investigation of this business. Both the German gov ernment and the Russian government tried to prevent their getting control of their oil fields and the business there and failed, The same weapon used so successfully where brilery of the courts had its effects there and today this con cern, the parent of all other trusts, stands absolute master of the oil product of the world. Its profits are without doubt more than 100 per cent, yearly upon its capital. It is rapidly extending its con trol over many other lines of business. Its president, the wealthiest man in the world, is also the greatest law-breaker and criminal on earth today and should be in the penitentiary. These are but samples. A well eniablished trust whose stock is not watered to ten times its or riginal capital and which is not making 100 per cent upon its real capital is not considered a success by its promoters. Many of those, such as the sugar trust and the tin plate trust have received di rect aid and assistance from congress when all of these facts were known. Many like these two depend almost entirely upon the tariff for their enormous profits. Total enrollment, 19. Total days at tendance, 360. Days lost by absence, 20. Average daily attendance, iS. Times tardy, 6. Those neither absent nor tardy: Clara Bumgardner, Nina Bum gardner, Hallie Wade, Kittie Gabriel, Lora Mitchell, Pearl Rowe, Freddie Chambers, Jennie Ault, Marion Buck waiter, Bertie Nester. Eighth Grade: Rank 1, Clara Bumgardner. Rank 2, Marion Buckwalter. Seventh Grade: Rank 1, Lora Mitchell. Rank 2, Hallie Wade.Ninth Grade. A. L. Cross.teacher. INTERMEDIATE DEPARTMENT. Total enrollment, 22. Average daily attendance. 17. Those neither absent nor tardy are: Ora Smith, Winnie Brief er, Willie Bricker, Lester Ward, Ada Ault, Harry Ward, Albert Nelson, Har ry Bumgardener. Sixth Grade : . Rank 1 , Lester Ward. Rank 2, Ora Smith. Fifth Grade: Rank 1, Pearl Bard well. Rank 2, Winnie Bricker, Fourth Grade. Rank 1, Albert Nelson. Rank 2, Ada Ault. Lora Ward, teacher. PRIMARY DEPARTMENT. Total enrollment, 3O. Average daily attendance, 27. Those neither absent nor tardy for the entire month are: Jennie Bricker, Nellie Berkey, Harley Davis, Willie Nelson, Percy Bumgardner, Charley Bumgardner, Ernest Bumgard ner, Russell Ward, Lewis Smith, Ella Malone, Grade Malone, Warren Stokes, Jakie Gabnel, Third Grade: Rank 1, Willie Nelson. Rank 2, Harley Davis. Second Grade: Rank 1 , Warren Stokes. Rank 2, Rich ard Teichmann. First Grade: Rank 1, Lucy Darst. Rank 2, Ernest Bumgard ner. Laura Long, teacher. A Bis Bargain. For Sale. 160 acres of improved land in this county, ciieap ana on easy terms. Address the Voice, Welling ton, Kansas. Mi.- Cora Dillev. a clerk at the Soldiers' Orphans' borne, will tnke civil service examination in Tnpcka tomorrow, which, if she pass-s, will give 1 er a position in the rensu depart luci:L at Washington. Atchi son (jlobe. COMING mt mm ami, TO WELLINGTON Three Months Service Free. Do not fail if you have not already done so to procure from five to ten postal cards and on each one write a request for everything furnished free to individuals. Address these to the different depart ments at Washington and Topeka and above all one to the agricultural college at Manhattan. Only certain of these departments furnish reports or reading matter of any kind. From former is sues of this paper or in other ways the proper ones may be learned. Many tons of valuable matter areprinted and left around each year. You help pay for these tilings and are entitled to them. The farmers institutive, program of which will be found in this paper, may be made of great benefit to the agricult ural interests of the county. As trreat improvements have taken place in meth od of production on the farm as else where. The latest and the best shall be known. Those placed on the program have read extensively and have given special attention to the subject assigned. Come and bring your neighbors. DR. MOSLEY LEE, The Distinguished Japanese lhroat and Lm buijjeon. Eye and Ear Expert and DR. HELEN E. LEE, THE NOTED SPECIALISTS. Who Lava enjoyed such wonderful success in Japan, Europe, New York and this state will a'ain be iu Wellington at the Hotel yEtna oc Monday, December 4tt, ooe aay only and every four weeks thereafter. All invalids who visit these eminent specialists on that date will receive three months treatment free. Their long experience ia the largest hospitals of Hie wuilii enables theru to sucees.-fulh trc it all chrciiic diseases, such as bronchitis, asthma and consumption, rheumatism sleeplessness brain and nervous ex haustion, paralysis, neuralgia, head ache, fits, St. Vitus' dance, cancers, tumors, skin diseases, including freck les, pimples, ulcers, salt rheum, etc., ilso Lear:, liver, stomach and kidney diseases, nervous debility, confusion ot ideas, aversion of society, !o$ of memory and euergy, etc. Diseases of the eye and ear are quickly and per manently cured by an original and never failing treatment. Cures guar anteed when others have failed, but we will not accept incurable disease. They will examine you thoroughly free oi charge, acd if curable they will frankly tell you so. Take one caudid thought before it is too late. A week or a m oath may pUce your case beyocd reauli of hope. Remember it costs you nothing to consult these eminent specialists, and therefore the most humble in circum stances can avail themselves of their vast experience. GV.r.i'rah and ca tarrhal deafness is ptti ively and per manently cared by their Japanese methods. Dr. Helen E. Le gives eecial at tention to the diseases of ladies. Mer it rewarded. Her cures are unequuled in the history of science. Her reme dies were "paired while in Japan, and will positively ard permanently cure How the Accident Happened. C. E. Flandro brought his son Frank home from South Haven Monday It was necessary to amputate only two of the boy's fingers the second and third fingers of the left lianj. The operation was performed Saturday night as soon as Dr. Spitler and Mr. Flandro arrived. Frank Is able to be up and around, and the Injury is not so serious as it might have been. Frank and Tbad Ellsworth of IIuo newell, son of Ben Ellsworth, formerly of Wellington, were hunting Saturday afternoon five miles northwest of South Haven. The accident occurred while they were petting into a buggy. Frank bad placed his gun in the buggy with the butt against the foot ot the dashboard and the muzzle lean ing against the back of the seat. A9 be climbed into the buggy, be placid his band on the back nf the seat with the fingers on the opposite side from which the muzzle of the gun rested, and kicked the trigger with bis foot. Tbe shot tore through the back of the seat and mutilated two of his fingers so badly that amputation was neces sary. Tbe boy was driven to South Haven immediately and his parents notified of the accident by telephone. Tax Figures. Couuty Clerk W. E. Wood and his deputy, J. Robert Gillam, have just completed the apportionment taxe for 1899. The following Interesting facts are gleaned from their bojks: The total amount of taxes levied for the year is r:50,411.16. Of this amount, $164,863.18 is apportioued to the general fund, anddivided upunder four heads as follows: state, county, city and township. The state tax is 335,065.74; county, $61,601.62; city, $22,700.90; township, $44,894.92. The county, city and township funds are subdivided into various different funds. The school tax this ye3r is $34,141. 09 and increase of Sl.OVO over last year. This is the district school tax, and does not include the County High school tax, which comes in under the head of county tax. The county taxes this year is $9,800 less than last year. The road tax for 1839 is $1,296.07; the surveyors' tax, $24; tbe sidewalk tax, $86.82. The total amount of taxes for this year is $12,095.10 greater than last year. This is on account of the in crease in the state and the nchool district tax. The state tax this year Is $9,500 more than last, year. County Temperance Organization, A county temperance organization was organized in Wellington yester day, and it was decided to raise a fund of $10,000 with which to prose cute jointlsts and girnbWs. The meeting was held in the Presby terian church yesterday hCi. noun, at which fifteen or U-ent p-rsons weie present. Preachers from Caldwell, Mayficld, An son andotluT j uinis v.vre io attendance, and word was received from a number who ecu! J not auenrf, that they were ready to join the or ganization and do every! hiiiM in their power to assit in tie wir!'. The organization w;,s i.t'icted by electing Kev. J. G. (.'inn indium, pas tnr of flu: Presbvi'Tjan church, resi dent and R"V. T. A. West., pist ir of the Christian church, secretary. T'o treasurer was not. selected. Vice presidents will be selected by a com milt tee. Ooe vice president will be selected for each township' in the county, of which there are thirty. A committee was appointed to pre pare bl ink-; for membership. The organization will meet from time to time at the call of the presi dent or the executive committee. It is the purple of the county tem perance organization to drive the joints and earabling halls from every Uwn in the county where they exist, and the organization expects to takp an active part in the prosecutions of jointists and gamblers. To Core Lajrippe ii Two Days. Take Laxative Promo Quinine Tab lets. All druggists refund the money if it fails to cure. E. W. Grove's sig nature on every box. 25c. -mm M It II ft. B t n w 1 mm m. 11 Before you eat Turkey there are many things which you intend to purchase. It may be Table i-ii en:,, napKins, lowels, a Jacket, a Cape or Fur Collarette, a new Dress, n npw Wnict n m Un derwear, Shoes, or something in the Notion' line. all femaie diseases. The di-tor cau he consulted at. her parlors in the Atna hotel to 8 p. m. Kansas City Journal: A farmer drifted into a hardware store at Mul- hall and was asked by the manager: "Don't you want to buy a bicycle to ride around your farm on? They're cheap now. Can give you one for $35." "I'd sooner put $35 into a cow," said the farmer. "But think," said tbe manager, "bow foolish you would look riding around town on a cow." ! "Oh, I don't know," said tbe farmer, "no more foolish, perhaps, than IJwould milking a bicycle." Ladysmith, where a portion of Sir George White's forces are encamped, derives its name from the wifeof Gen eral Sir Harry Smit h, whose marriage was a romance of the Peninsular war. The following is the story as it has been ucearthed by the London Chron icle: "One evening two young officers Oflice hours from 9 a.m. I in fl cr..nish triWn which the British troops bad occupied were visited by two young men and beautiful Spanish girls of high degree, who begged their protection in tbe alarming circum stances under which they were placed. It was, of course, given with the ut most gallantry, and io a very short time Captain Smith found himself desperately in love with one of the young ladies, wh In due time became his wife. The marriage proved a most happy one, and long years afterward, when Sir Harry, then commanding tbe western district, was paying a visit to the late Lord Mount Edgcum be, a lady who noticed Lady Smith's open admiration for her husband said: "1 really believe that sbe thinks that, having seen berHenrlauez on Aliwal (his famous charger), one might die bappy." W. F. AUBREY Livery, Feed and Sale Stable. East Seventh St. Try us Patent Medicines. Groceries, etc. Try Mrs. A. Bresee's new grocery acd drug store, North Main St. Hotel ETNA Most popular low priced IlosUlry in tbaUlty. Hive ot a trial. Mrs. A.Bresee, Prop. ! Friday, Nov. 24, Saturday, Nov. 25, Monday, Nov. 27, and Tues., Nov, 21. On the above days we will make a Big Reduction on Table Linens, Napkins and Towels. Your Thanksgiving dinner will taste better if served off of a nice, new table cloth, and don't forget the napkins. Take advantage of the above sale and save money. Respectfully, 114 N. Washington Avenue, Wellington,Kansas 3S PAIBS OF iissisi ill lif AT T c UT ICE- OF DIE ill a Mr Regular Prices $1 to $1.50. Sizes 8 to 12 and 13 to 2.