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Makes the food more delicious and whotesome ROVl B'0 OUR COUNTY NEWS WRITERS Milan, O.T. Sudden atmosuheric charges the past week. Literanes appear to be the rage. A geutieunu was in our vicinity last week, selling Dr. Stewarts niediciue. Lark Couch and Mieoie II.'lw, were married r-cxntiy. May .success and happiness cro.vn their mamiM life, isttiewi-b of fie: r many friends. Christmas be.ug next is order, we naj-.i:i. flu. inn :iv irioo I 0 4 il: get di! ing the prosperity boom which' is now bein pushed. I . . .... i. ... Earnest Urane who nasoeeusi m thepa-t two weeks, is getting along, as weii as .-an be expected, but it will te soni tin e htfore. tte wai uc ab;e in resume his duties. I Cold Decembe r weather: Profrssor Marsh says tin: pre.-u. ino-.th is t bv the coldest mi lYCnrcl. Ilenv s.i.ows wil fall ail ov-r U- cointrv. Extreme cold weiMo-r is p'edoieJ by M;irsh which in a.l proh ibiiitv will chseupali th" river-:.mi t : hiiis. Wheat is in gj id ctinioo lor M, winter. L. I. Lewis and Ins btot ! er-in-law, J hnnie Mille-, are fattening a bunch cf cattle . n. winter, and they have bfUght M-veral hundred busheis of corn tc f d Horn, bi.-idis what tbey raised themselves. The entertainment and supper which was ve-i a', the Methodist chutch at. Timb-r Lake. O.T., last 1 riday evening, was an excellent oue. Ihi hoase was completely ti I Io ; many being compelled to stand. We were entert-Tied with vocal ;in.l Instru ment 1 music Ttie choir sang sever- al seleeii"i,s which were wellj rendered, when a'l participated in ai bountiful sapper. The receip's fur! the supper was something over $'6 which went to the church After supper Mr. Edd delighted the audi ence with solos. All had an enjoy able time. The hearts of the boys and girls wera gladdened whn they saw it begin to snow last Wednesday niiit. They thought, of the sleitrhridesMiov would enjoy,, but there wasn't a suffi cient amount of snow fell to affo; d sleigh riding. With fond anticipation we all look forward to the approach of Christmas and when that, is passed, then to New Years day, and then the year of 1899 will be something of the past. Then we will write it 1900. Alas, the years pass swiftly by. Our wish is to one and all. a Merry Christma3 and a Happy New Tear. 1 Delayed Letter.! If the weather . of the first three days of December is to rule the three winter months, our winter will be a mild, open winter. Our merchants are already begin ning to display their holiday goods, which are very nice. Mr. Oneal one of our well to do farmers, is erecting quite a commo dious house on his farm. It appears to us that the predic tions of Prof. Hicks and Foster in rtgard to the weather, are being petty generally verified, so far this 6cason. There has been some change in the weather, in the way of rain. Mr. and Mrs. Grait Wei!-' a by was taken quite sick last wo k Dr. Mad;r - i; Alvaretra was ca!id lien v.- mi small hopes of Me little one's recovery. II. I. V. E. M. Lewis went up V the slate the first of the week. Every farmer is busy huskirg cr.rn Coin in to s livaliiy is making foity five to !Xt)-tive bushels to the acre. Oklati'ima is all right, and Wooris county is toe oest county in no territory. TLeotton tail is not protected by the strung ami of the law. Our hunters itre tramping over the soil, hunting Mr. Uibbit. While in Pood Creek last week we were informed that there is a great deal of train jumpia goint t,u, prin cipally tn co'intry .youngsters. Smut of the-e days we will be called upor to de-cribe how some unfortunate lost his life, or a limb, as a result oi this practice. The farmers in this neck of the woods have gotten i heir yard': wel omaii-ntjd with big piles of corn, which tfoes not seem to h uoing on the narkct very fast at present prices, 15 cents per bushel. Mrs. Bunker is having a floe new house built on her claim. aMr. Moor? Is doing the carpenter work. John Patton.s brother-in-law and family, Mr. and Mrs. Scott. 'of uansas City, is paying Mr. and Mrs. Patton a Visit. Corbin. Thos. Casey was in Caldwell Thurs day on busioess. Remember the shooting match here next Saturday. No, 8 shot to be used. "Lots of turkey." Chas Simon and wife are the proud parents or a ten pound girl. J. P. Brownback received and shipped a car of fine hogs, Monday. I. E. Howe made a flying trip to Herington to look for a position. We wish him uccess. Reese Mudd and Sam Ilawkins made a trip to Wellington to pay their taxes. The snow we had last week made a it tine for the boy to hunt jack rabbits. IrffwiJB PO-VOfR CO., WF VOW. L. W. and O. L. ttarick returna3 from the Strin where they had been husking com.' They report the corn good, and wheat looking fine. J. T. Gro-is wade a trip to We'Ung ton this weef to pay for the privily of living on his place that is. bis tax Tup union meeting being held at the U B. ch-irch wilt close this week The interest has been but, light th. week, owing to the bad weathrr. A tine herd of cattle, numbering I.VJ head, are bemj fed on W. II Kerns' farm two tuiies southwest o h,jr . We fai!2d to learn the owners' name. Thos. Casey reports a very good trade in his con feet I mery store. II deserves a liberal patronage, for In has a fine line of choice candies am) nuts and the leading brands of to bacco and cigars. He is prepared t fiiKr.ici. a rl'.linf V Innfh. .".u.o - " Oxford. Held over from last weefc. It canio Monday morning the first snow storm of theseason. V. A. Aluersun at:d family move ,' o:u here to Bdle I'laine, last -veek. Thee is a. protracted meeting it-. iruA-ss here at the M.E. church. U A. Kierand family left Tuesday i or Iowa where they expect to make ' heir home in the future. Mrs. John Kellogg died the 10 Li instant, of pleural pueumooia, after a brief illness. Mr. Williamson of Des Moines, la , a son-in-law of Mi s. Rebecca FrinK, came in last Saturday, on a visit. Had it not been for Andy's thought fulness the Mail family in all proba bility, would never have known tba Chester I. had made an exhaust ivi study of the Roberts Case. The long suffering of Samuel Mc Craeken has been relieved. He died .Saturday, the 9th inst., and was ouried Monday, in the Wellingtcn cemetery. Ii. R.Jackson, who with his family, moved from this sectiou to Iowa some two or three months ago, has re turned. He says it is too cold up there for him. We are glad to learn that Mrs. Frank Teager is new convalesing. Mrs. C. Henderson of Moline, is here on a visit to her parents, Mr. and Mrs, I. N. Suarpe. The man today that does not know that he is pro-t erous is not posted, and there is no excuse for any igno rance on this poinf. wh n so many statistics, and gold standard news papers, are at hand to impaa to him the very fact. Mrs. Ed Fullum and two children who have been quite sick fr some days past, was report d to be some better Wednesday morning. Perth. The wheat is looking One. ' Elmer Mickley came home from Kansas City last week on a visit to bis wife. Mrs. Bessie Rhoades and son, from Milan, are visiting Mrs. Smiley. Two prominent c it t ie dealers of Perth, got into a flgh: Saturday night. The English rushed upon the Dutch and surprised them, and the Irish stepped in aDd parted them. There will be protracted meeting held at the Uoion church, beginning leal 3 UigUl. Misses Amelia and Josie Pratt wi 1 give entertainments at their school next Friday afternoon. Peter Appel and family expect to go down. Willie Thompson, from Wellington. va down to see his best girl Sunday. The senate meets In Chrisler's store very nnrningnt nineo'clock, prompt. !"he qus'ion debated most Is. their neighbors' affairs. Brother Denton failed to fill his appointment, last. Sunday. Cleardale. The snow made such a complete covering on the wheat that the freez ii g did no damage. Lyman Smith killed a cjon weigh ing about fifty pounds. Gather up your old iron as the iron pedaler is comiog this way. Mr. Nuttle has some 200 bushels of corn to shuck yet. Manuel Tennant has an enlarged biceps owing to vaccination. Miss Ola Goodwil is now taking lessons in dress making at Arkana- City. Hukle. The sleigh bells have been jingling duriag the past week. Claude V. Saddler, having suffered with the toothache, made a ctll on the dentist Monday, at Wellington. Otis Jones went to Wichita last Saturday. The weather has not been favorable for the p-otracted meitingat Pleas ant Hill, but in sp'.teof the weather there hss been a large attendance There has been two that have united with the chu ch. There is going to be preaching at reeK, at me Christian church next Saturday and Sunday, by 0. M. Thomason. Willie and Elmer Teachou't made a ysit to v tchlta last Tuesday. Elmer expects to spena Christmas in Ola noma, with his sister, Mrs. Ellen Osborne, Charles Bull, Jr., whas home Wich ita over Sunday. The Pleasant Valley school is going to have a six days' vacation durire me uonuays. Miss Viola Bull, who is attending Via Crianft'ii TVIroroHn . n:..i. came home quite sick, Wednesday. Miss Fanny Nelson of Wichita, is visiting at Jobo Uukle's fur a lew days. William Brunscher has gone to the Strip to bee his best girl. Elmer Teachout broke the main spring of bis new gun the other day. So he cannot hunt, rabbits this wten. Ctuncil Hill. Two of the Zyba section hands on the Rock 1-land were badly injured by a bank of dirt caving over on them last Thursday. One of them wa very severely injured. G. W. Winkle has brought liis cat tle up from the Niunescah. The beautiful snow of last week is all gone. The wheat has come out fr jiu under it looking fine. We learn that our Peck pos'tnastei hid quite a spell the other tveniu: ov-r a man expre-sing his dis,ip p.eatnient over his not finding a ietter from his best, girl at. the p'.st office. We thought Mr. Neal's ion experienc" a posiio t.ter would liav. taught him better than to think tha a remark of this kind from uch young men would mean any negligence on his part. We preume the pos ma-ter has recovered by this time. It tl. young man waiting until next ni ii: hiso lias recovered. Caldwell. Christmas exercises at the Dawson Sunday school Sunday afternoon The Elby Sunday school will pa'tici- pate also. Wm. Woodhoiise will spend hU vacation at home, in Stafford county Calvary church at 191, will haw cmmunion servicei the last Sunday in January, 1900. George Mitcht 11 took some hogs and -leers to Penh, Tuesday. Bes-ie Jordon is coming home from Wichita, to spend Christm.is Bessie Moore is home from Winfielo spending a three weeks' vacation. Laura Cofelt will have a week's va cation in her school at 99. Clara Logan will have no vacation in her school. Milton Caliow is on the sick lis:; also Mrs. Wiosor. W. E. Pearce and son are looking around for a farm to rent. They are from Missouri, and good farmers. We paid our taxes Saturday. It most broke our heart, and completely colap-e"ii our pocket book, but wo are still in fav r of the Sumner County High School and will vote for it again The mock trial at 191 Friday night was a splendid success and the Ar kansas Traveler was perfection. It beat the fifteen cent Perth show. 76 Items. We have bad canned fruit to eat ever since the cold weather fnze the csns. The literary will have an extra program next Friday night and call them Christmas eve exercises. ' Prairie Centre will have a Christ mas tree "n Monday evening, atd ex ercises suitable for the occasion. Mr. and Mr?. Edmonston have gone to the Srrip to visit thtir daughter, Mrs. Levi suavely. Th cold snap has been gofid for hog killing. There is sorue corn to be husked yet. We have had so much bad weather we hope for good Christmas weather, so we can io vHting and see others have a good time. ' We see Ben Mathews has been ap pointed administrator of the estate of his mother, Mrs. Martha Mathews. Anson. Winter has arrived and all our people have indulged in winter snorts for the past week. Mrs Albert Moon who is suffering with pneumonia, Is slowly improving, ner many friends -vish a speedy recovery. William Harkness bid his manv friends ii this locality good by and boardel the trtin on Saturday f -r bis old home it. Illinois. Sunt. Massev visited our teacher at the Main home last Monday night. The Mystic Valley literary society rendered an excellent Droirram last Thursday night. This society b'ds fair w become oneof the best societies of the county. . Portland. The Ladies Aid Society is making ureat preparations for the Bazar and Oyster supper Wednesday evening, December 2cth. T. H. Knapp returned from Weath- erford, O.T., Sunday evening. He came home to spend Christmas. He reports the country down there in a fine shape. He saw a number of the people that ted to live In this vicin ity, there. He worked at the barber tr ide. There is to be a ;rand ball in II. J. Donahue's Ha'l Christmas nik-ht, Bvc 25. Good muiciins have been se cured for the occ-ion and a good time is expected. Everyone cordially invited to attend. R. H. Behim r shipped hogs from this place Monday, via Caldwell, to Kansas Citv. Last Friday being Mrs E. E. Rouse's fifty-sixth birthdap, the relatives and neighbors came In with well filled baskets and gave her quite a surprise Th event, proved to ba a pleasant affairand each on? left wishing her many more happy anniversaries. We bote there will he lots more news after holidavs, a we are expect ing a jolly go"d t ime and a very gen erous Saint Nicholas to be with us all Bring your shoe cobbling and re pairing of all kinds to Mr. Binger man, first door north of postoffice. Rom. The recent freezing has caused very rough roads. Wheat is looking fine since the snow. Tleasant Valley is working to get p Xmas tree. All are invited and a good time anticipated. Some ft2 is already raised. R. Behimer was in our neighborhood buying stock to ship with his own. Wm. Riggs is selling greenwood at 50 cents per load. I James Stockton lately from Iowa, is to 1 occupy the Reecer house. - - - - . i. - tr- ,-.v.:'-;:f-V- . A: i ... 'V UmleriakinjjJcalU answered promptly day or night, and satisfaction ;iven. -C. F. LUENING, Undertaksr, Wcllirmton. Kansas. John F.iklor is buying corn at 25 cents pjr bushel, (1. livery at his place. Quite a nice surprise by the many young friends was given Mrs. Anna Schafer Wednesday eve ning. The mule ma I: tt Is looking i'p con siderable, with quite a few buyers on the market. A large delegation of Sumner County teachers A'ill go to Toptka to .attend the State Teachers' Association which be gins Tuesday evening, and closes Thurs day evening. Te; chers who can should go. The time will be both pleasantly and profitably sjen'. Ye editor goes to renew old acquaintances ami to be a teacher again for the time being. Taxes may be paid until the 25! h with out penalty, so says Treasurer Maddy. Foot bill Christmas day. If this paper leases you, if you think it would do your neighbor good, get him to subscribe for it. Our list is growing every week; we want more. We are writing as we do because we believe it and in the hope that it may do some good. Help the good work along by paying your own arrears, and by get ing at least one other to subscribe. Do not fail to notice our premium and clubbing offers. Bullcr's Mead Cut Off. The series of astounding reverses to the British army in Sou:h Africa has caused Gen. Binicr to be superseded by Gen. Baron B ib' t is as commander-in-chief, and the entire reserve force of Great Britain ha Uen called out. England's cup of s no.v is surely full to overflowing. The itcent defeats may cause othr resih-s colonies to rise in ret- 111 -n. X t I h:is alr":dy revolted -hut the r'-'it defeat, of Duller, and the telegraph today tells of frequent secret meetings of Boer sympathizers in various parts of Cape Colony. The attitude cf the Dutch farmers in CapH Colony is truculent. The natives in Bisat'iUr.d are grow ing restive, and an upri-ir.g is threat ening. One result of the war with the B ers has been to show up the deplorable c mdition of England's boasted mili tary streng' h, iint ihis mav cause hos tile Europe, in 0 1! ions to take C oira'e and pitch in at a en; 'eal mom n It begins to iooK iiK - the world wil: soon witness the f.ill of Mm British Empire. At any rate, England is In danger of being nouied to the status of a second rate power. Russia and France now have a full opportunity for raiding in Asia ano1 intriguing in northern Africa and t.'Mna. A (iispa'.ch fr m London reads: Classes and mitsss are alike sobered by the consciousness tint a battle not fcr paramount authority in South Africa alone, but for the mainten ance of the unity and preservation of the eni're empire is in progress. The triump of the Dutch in South Africa will be followed inevitably by dis affected India and the development of separatist tendencies in other por tions of the world-wide empire. John Bull, stunned as he is by the dis sterof th worst week he has known since Burgoyne'seurrenderand Yorktown, has not lost presence of mind or courage. He stands by his generals and his guns and is prepared to send another tfrray of 100,000 troops, if necessary, for the defense of the empire. Editor Vo'CE: Piea-e al'ow me to mantioo throug'i your valuable paper, a matte' of importance to afflicted bumaniiy. Dr. A. J. Lawion, spe cialist, uas just removed a cancer from my aim w th just one applica tion In one week' time, and the wound is fast healing. I can never repay Dr. Lawton for ibe relief he has given me. lean ecommend bim loothers liavi'jg b'ood aid skin di seases. Mrs. Mary A. Ca t, Welling ton Kans. Tap Mtyes of Perth, has accepted a position with B. F. Sparr. Come and see the football at Wel lington Christmas afternoon. Buy a pair of shoes at Dean's Big Shoe store and get free shines. "r - - - f. zf.i K,-: - - - : - ' 1 o': ' "Ki ., . ' . - The news in brief: The binding twin- p'ant in the IC io-as state p-rii- tentiary was started Ui y.-rerday A Dunbar, li , !iMKro hot add killed L Whiie, a rat.io ii cnotructton superintendent. An a.rv 1.10b ovei t.ook the negro hi the 111011 aains ano: riddled Imim wiih bullets ...Major General Liwton was slain at San Mateo, P.I., yesterday while leading his ir.iops in a !L-lit with insurgents. This is the first, rte nh in buttle of an olUcer higher fiaii colonel, in the present war... Two ts tenement house Urts in New York yesterday resulted in the death of seven persons. Many narrow escapes are recorded. One girl's eyes were burned out A United States transport arrived at San Francisco yesterday with sick ! soldiers from Manila. Eight of the I soldiers were insane. ...The sugar' trust is operating a slave system Id Hawaii.... Horace Speed has been ap pointed United States attorney for Oklahoma. ...The National bank of Port Jarvis, N.Y., closed yesterday.as a result of t he stringency in the money market.... The time and place for holding the nex;, Democratic national coivention will be decided February 22... Sol Smith Rrssell, the actor, is seriously ill Id Chicago from nervous prostration. The news of 19th: The currency bi'l .passed the hou-e by a vote of 190 to 50. Eleven Democrats voted for it A terrific cyclone is reported at Mosanibique.... A collision on the Air Line mar New Albany, Ind., yester day, injured ten persons, but none of the tn seriously.... The threatened op position to the seating of Senator Alleu of Nebraska, has vanished A 10 per cent advance in wages went into effect in the New England cot ton manufactories yesterday. ...A big pro Boer meeting at Dublin was In terfered with by the Queen's police and a Transvaal flig seized.... Dr. E. B. Andrews, superintendent of Chica go's public schools, predicts an Inter national war as a result, if England succeds in the Transvaal.... Wm. Sclionewald. a stockman, was killed at Rindolph, Kas , yesterday by Hor ace Riddle, while walking along the public square vit h Riddle's wife.... Lieutenant Thos. Brumbey, flig lieu tenant to Admiral D'wey during the Manila campaign, died at Garfield hospital, Washington, Sunday eve ning. ...The Ancient Order of Hiber nians of America i- planning to equip aud send tnops to South Africa to tkbt their hated enemy, England. A million dollars will le raised in the order to carry out the purpose. . . .The United States government is prepar ing to raise a regiment of Cubans to send to the riinippmes to fight the Filipinos. The news of 18th: The trial of Miss Viola Horlocker at Hastings, Neb., charged with attempting the life of Mrs. Chas F. Morley with poisoned canny, has been postponed until the spring term of court.... Mrs. G. W. Chinn.wifeof a representative in the Missouri legislature, committed suicide at Clarence- yesterday by cut ting her throat with a caseknife. Ill health was the cause ...Cincinnati has entered the contest for the next Democratic nation! convention.... The joints in Independence, Ks, are "dry" for the first' time in five years.... The Kansas Municipal league will convene in annual session at Kan sas City, Ks., next Wednesday....1 Three children of Saml. Reynolds of Nicholasville, Ky. .were locked up in the house while their parents went gadding. The house caught fire and they were burned to death.... The work of disinterring the Maine dead commenced at Havana today W. E. Young ha9 sued the New York Stock Exchange for 820O.C00 for being expelled.... A detective hired to "shadow" a Cincinnati man, was shot by the man he was shadowing, yester day. The news of J4th: Mabinl, former secretary of fda'e in the so-called Filipino government acd Aguinaldo's 'M---.;.J,I f'.V .A - '.. ab!ct advis, r. altliou.-h of late with drawn from .iiiM .l coor.tCM.c Jlih the insurrection, i.t-en capi ared by General M.r Vrt iu;r ne ir tos ili. He will be b ouj.r. to V;r;il,. Mabinl his been ti e Ii-.ui- c of iii( xrreme ant i-Amtrican f,-ctii n ...Each Im portant t-ait;e in S, ir 11 Africa seems to bring a ao-sm iver-e for the British. The recu-. lu.tle ut Mugers fontfim was th.- m -i sii ius reverse the British tM. op- i iV reenv. d. The Hriti.-h loss was 4o0, while th Boer loss was p.aci c,l;y nothing. For flflein hoi-rs i.j vision suarpsnootera y.cneo (.11 j;rrMi solfMers at their leisure... Ala public, sale in Sedg wick county ihis week, Ave year old horses not even broke to the halter, brought an ave.a;!.? price of $30 a head. The sttnd of tne pre.-eut wheat cop In Kansai was nev-r t x -elled, If, Indeed, it w.is t ver equalled. It U uniformly u solid mat of green from six to tight indies in depth, and if average conduions prevail from now I ti'l next seas, n's harvest, the crop can hardly fail of being phenomenal. So thorough:ysioo. d Indeed ! the plant, the ground be in.' so clo-ely covered that neither winter drouth iior win ter fre-1 c n effect it. For the most part thf fields have been continuously pastured, which la no! pushing the chances of iiie plant keep the cattle' fat and sitv-is ot.t.er feed proportion- ' ately. If in the dozen creat wheat counties of southern Kansas there is a single poor wheat fo ld, It bV S notbeeu located. fr The poultry simw is au eye opener! to many people, who realize upon looking at the various exhibits than they never knew before what 1 chicken looked like. The show I constantly crowded with visitors. Did yc-j ever try to dodge t! rain-dro;j? Did net succe very wtU, did yoa? It's ju. cs useless to try to escape fro the germs of consumption. Yc ccn't do it. They are about on every hand and we are cor stantly taking them into 01 lungs. j Then why don't we all hai this disease? Simply becau these germs cannot gala a too hold in a strong tb.net ar lungs. It's when these f weak that the germs master The body must be well suppl, with fat The danger coo when the blood is poor and t( body is thin. If your cough c not yield, and your throat i, langs feel raw and sore, j should not delay another d Take Scotfs Emiilsioi'' of Cod-Liver Oil with Hypoph phites at once. It will heal v inflamed membranes and grea strengthen them as welL 1 digestion becomes stronger, t appetite better and the weig increases. The whole body I comes well fortified and ti germs cf consumption cann; gain a foothold. It's this nourishing, sustal ing and strengthening pow) of SCOTT'S BIULSION th, has made it of such value all wasting and exhaustiri diseases. yn. trA tt.oa, 3 druggists. SCOTT & BOWNE. Chtmlst. New York.