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ISSUED EVERY THURSDAY. "Wm. STR KER, Editor and Prop Entered for transmission by mall at secondclass rates. THURSDAY, JANUARY 18, 1900, A Ore which destroyed the borne of Joseph Pulitzer, editor of the Sew York World, &uoday night, revealed the fact that twenty-two servants were Kerit in the house to wait ou a family of seven. Senator Wm. (joebel, who is con testing the seat of Governor W. S. Taylor of Kentucky, it was stated is engaged to be married to Miss Corinne Blackburn, the only singl daughter of United States Senator J, S. C. Blackburn. There are six kinds of Adventists thirteen of BaDtists. seventeen of Methodists, twelve of Presbyterians three kinds of River Brethren, and four of Plymouth Brethren, six kinds of communistic religious societies ard four kinds of Dunkards. Even the peaceful Friends are of four dif ferent sorts, and the Mennonites of twelve. Look for a rise in the price of sugar and coffee. The sugar and coffee war between the Arbuckles and the Amer ican Sugar Refining company has been uractically settled. In evidence of this, the Woolson Spiee company the Toledo plant of the sugar com pany yesterday advanced the price of coffee half a cent a pound. Future advaricas are expected. A. J. Bryant aud C. D. Liggett are a couple of young fellows who have formed a partnership in a barber shop at Codarvale. In joining forces these youag men entered into an agreement to the effect that the one who first should play at a gambling game or take a di ink of liquor must forfeit his share in the property. This contruc was duly placed of record, and the lawyers .-ay it is an enforceable one. A supreme court justice of New Jersey has ruled that "if a railroad company Kills a cnila its parents should be satisfied with damages of 81. Children are a source of expense to their parents, and of no pecuniary benefit.'' Another supreme court justice in Connecticut learnedly ruled that "Provided the railroad company killed the man painlessly, $10 is suffi cient damages for his relatives. The relatives must prove that the dead man suffered paia to get more. The fict, that the body is mutilated does not prove it." Ti:e defense in the Joseph L?ach murder case now on trial in the feder al court at Topcka has set up the plea of insanity, and declares that the defendant is degenerate. The basis on which this plea is made shows up a frightful condition in the Loach fam ily. It is claimed that three uncles were idiots, a grandfather was a heavy drinker and very rervou?, a grandaunt diet' in a madhouse, a brother killed hiciio'.f while insane, the father and mother are first cousins, and the de lenient him-e'.f a morphine and cigar ette ikih!. The defense admits that Li-ach committed the crime, bin claims that lie was insane when he .did it. . IV. 0. W. Appleby, for several years the leading physician at Bris tcw. Iowa, ia a fit,' of insanity killed a tea-raonlhsold child of Henry Weariy Mouday night while miking an ex amiantionof it. The pm-nts had taken the child to Dr. llobson's office to be treated for some trifling aliment, and before he had time to attend to it he was called out. Dr. Appleby, who was visiting Dr. Ilob son, was in the office and the latter suggested that Dr. Appleby should make the necessary examination, which, as soon as Dr, Ilobson left the office, he proceeded to do. lie took the child in his arms and handled it so roughly that the parents protested, but to no avail. He suddenly put bis thumbs under its chin and with his fingers on top of its head crushed its face in so that the blood gushed out of its nose and mouth. Then he seized the child by one foot and be gan swinging it around his head, re sisting all efforts of the terror-stricken parents to stop him. When the child was taken away from him' it was aeaa. lue insane commission was convened and at midnight Dr. Apple by was on his way to the hospital for the insane at Yape. Three or four hours after the occurrence he seemed comparatively rational, and said he knew what he was doing when he killed the child, but could not help it. The cause ol his insanity is sup posed to be religious excitement. FREE, to all subscribers whether old or new who pay up arrears and one year ia advance, one five years' subscription to tie Farm Journal. If the paper pleases you, if you think ft would do your neighbor good, get him to subscribe for it. Our list is growing every wees; we want more. e 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 getting at least one other to subscribe. Do not fail to notice pur premium and clubbing ofiers. Old Friends. Vte are learning day by day, As we journey o'er life's way With its scenes forever changing, ever new. t That tho' new-found friends each year Greet us with kind words of cheer, There are no friends like the old friends tried and true. 0, the tender winsome grace Of each well remembered face That we loved when hearts were yonug and life was new; And tho' many years have 3ed Since the farewell words were said Still no friends are like the old friends tried and true. When our days are bright with joy, Or are dark witk pain's alloy; Amid life's palms or roses or its rue; There are none can soDth distress, There are none whose presence bless Like the presence of the old friends tried and true. Many now have crossed the tide Of the river deep and wide, Whose farther shore is hidden Irom our view, And we miss the tender tone, And the hands that clasped our own, And the greeting of the old friends tried and true. When our weary feet at last Through the portals bright have passed, hen we meet again witii tuose ou earth we knew, Grant, 0 Father, in that land, We mav clasp ajrain the kind Of each friend, of each old frieu 1 tried and true. Ettie Gilbert McNeil. W. A. aDd A. A. Lxhtenbergers' father died at Mt. Vernon, Ind., Fri day. He was about 70 years of age. Death was due to pneumonia. John IlumboH of Mulvane, is an other man who has made a wonderful success of farming in Kansas. Four teen years ago he started for himself with a capital of $500. lie now has four hundred acres of well improved land, fifty-eight head of cattle and thcr stock in proportion. Aside from a very small indebtedness, which he can pay at any time, this is all clear. In addition to this he has had, besides the usual expenditures, big expcLscs from sickness, etc. Who can say he has not prospered? An interesting case will soon 'come up in the district court of Harper county. The board of health at Anthony recently issued an order re quiring school children to be vacci nated under penalty of being kept out of school. The parents of one of the children objected to this order, and refused to let his child be vacci nated. The school teacher refused to admit the child, and the father in- tituted mandamus proceedings to compel the teacher to admit to the school room unvaclinated pupils. The father takes the position that a pupil has the same rieht to abstain from accinaiion a9 from any other medi cal prescription and that no board of health can force its piils upon a free and independent American citizen. A message was received by G. Lobdell Thursday, from Dr. Pile at Portland, containing the announce ment that sma'.lDox had broken out n the family of Robt. Thorpe living mmediately south of Portland. It miy be smallpox, and it miv not; the esults of the case will probably be the best test of the matter. The prcpoc derence of evidence, however, goes to rove that there have, at wnsfc, been cry few cases of genuine smallpox iroughout the vat s-rorn of country overed by the present prevailing pldemic. Mina Elwurds was tilling s last week what be hid cborved of the disease. Ia his neighborhood at.-d n and around Brainan it has been issed around a Hung the f.-.milies far many weeks without any seriuus suits. He saw five or six persons all rosea, out with the disease in toue trip he made to Braman. A majority of tho-e taken with the disease, he ijs, never go to bed. South Haven ew Era. Charlie Millard, writir.sr to a Wel lington friend from Chicago, where he is employed by Montgomery, Ward & Co., gives some interesting information concerning formerly of Wellington people, as follows: 'I met Elmer Warrenburg on the street not long aero. ne is married as isworking for some gas firm in Chicago. Al Fitzhugh was in to see me last week. He is located at Madison, Wis., and is working for the Deering Harvesting Co. Fred Mc Millan was also in to see ma last week. I never saw such a change in a fellow in my life, ne is now a laree. healthy looking fellow. He says he has not touched a drop of merphine or whisky since he took the cure three or four years ago. ne was married about a week ago. He is traveling, selling medicine for some medicine company and is located at Marshall, Mich, ne was on his way to Denver, Col., to attend the wedding of his brother Charlie. He says that both uis sisters, Annie ana iuaua, were married. Montgomery, Ward & Co, did an immense business last year, the largest since they have been in business. They are just completing a new building which will be one of the largest and handsomest buildings in Chicago. The height of it from the ground to the top of the tcwer will be 365 feet, the highest point in Chicago It will be ready for occupancy about the first of February. J. D. Decker is still with them. He expects to go east the last oi this ween to buy goods. Lee Harlan is working at Marshall Field's retail house." ' Editorial Notes. Milan Herald. Nothing is right that hurts man. Truth belongs only to those who can accept 1L Do not borrow troutl;, the inter est is too heavy. Thought is doing wonders every where, but in the evolution of char acter. Without the Light of the world Christ, man has no true knowledge of himself. Be sure that you cannot dwell apart from your real sell, in this life or the life to come. It is better to read one thorough ly good book ten times than ten different books once. Always take time ti do your best Borrow time from eternity, if you have to, since your best is tor etern ity. God is compelled at times to visit men's transgressions with a rod, and their iniquity with stripes in order to cleanse their character. Two futures stretch themselves before us. The one Hell, the other Heaven. Our destiny depends upon the choice ui action in the present, If you want to help any one to do better, treat him as tho he had al icady attained a higher plain of life. Nothing compels a man upward like the stimulus of respect. Christianity takes the terror out of the past, floods the present with the smile and approval of God, and u luminates the future with a hope that is big with immortality. Two salvations present themselves for man's consideration: sabation by works and salvation by faith. The former human nature prelers, the latter the Gospel prescribes. Two worlds solicit man's consid eration: this world and the world to come. Many aie undecided to which they will give first consideration. He wise and give priority to the eternal. To some the house of God is a place where lofty anthem captivates, faultless music delights, and fashion displays the contents of its ward- roDes; and not the place where dy ing men on their way to the iudg- ment meet to worship, to sing, and praise and pray. Wanted. Milan Herald. Young men! You are wanted from the stretts, from the joints, from the loafers' rendezvous, from the idlers' promenade, from the paths of de bauchery and sin;because these paths are slippery and treacherous and lead to hardships and penury. There is in the grasp of every young man a crown, but there are obstacles to be overcome and difficulties to be van quished, and the pathway to the crown is strewn with noble purpose, firm resolve, and an ever abiding ac tivity. It is yours to deck the brow with imperishable honors, but these are to be had only by exertion ex ertion that will bring things to pass, things that will shape you, body and mind, for great endurance. As the winding river owes its greatness to the hidden springs of the mountain nook, so does the wide sweeping in fluence of great men date its origin from hours of privacy, resolutely employed in efforts after self-development. The invisible spring of self-culture is the source of every great achievement. It is yours to strengthen aud develop the mind in youth; but the golden sands of time will pass thro your hour glass unim proved unless you set a high price on your leisure moments. You were created for dominion, b':t you must enter it by conquest, and continue to do battle for every inch of vantage ground gained. ou are wanted from the habits of low thoughts, unchased language, unmanly acts, to thoughts of purity, language, chaste and pure, acts of noble manhood. Will you not en ter the field of conquest and make a man of yourself, and thus be a bless ing to others and wear the victor's crown? The Departed Year. Milan Herald. Yes, we have made another revo lution round the sun. The thoughts come quick and fast and reach out into the New Year, throbbing with energy and expectancy. The last year's sun set cleai and bright be yond the smoky plains of the west, and the pleasant view we take of the morning beauty of 1900, rising up over the eastern hills, will have much to do in securing peace and contentment thro this scrap of time. It is hardly probable that a child born today will see the three nines. We are living too fast to attain that age during the next century. Only thro the active, careful and uniform living of the past century has it guaranteed to but few the long life. In the hum of this busy age of patents, inventions and speed, with all the rush and drive, fret and fear, the human organism, as well as the mental force, will not be able to stand the strain of the coming cen tury. See the children of but half a century ago; boys and girls playing with childish things, skipping over vale and hill, without a care to can ker. But after a half a century cote the slowing up of their pace. The trembling footsteps begin to tell the story of declining days, lai the gray hairs, -which knit the once well covered brow with coal black or au burn locks, and pains and aches, once never thought of, are the signs of the times which mark every one's approacning destiny. Yes, the years speed on and wait not for us. Tho the mistakes of life may be many they are numbered with all other things of the pst 1 he only consolation for a misspent lite thus tar, man has the present for improvement. If he has lived in the atmosphere of low, dark dens of vice, frequented dismal alleys where mur der and theft stalked abroad in de fiance of law and order, fed the pas sions of a sensuous nature, on this. the beginning of a new year, the opening ot a new century, man may lay down the record of the cast. as. sume a new attitude to lnWelf, and lay the foundation for a new life, a life which, when dying worlds have passea away, time and eternitv come together, will shine with the bright ness and peace of all souls born of God. As and So. Milan Herald. He who cares but very little for is body, cannot be exnected to care very much for his soul. As we study the relation of risht being to right doing, so should we tuay right thought to right woik. As God has lotted to everv man a character to sustain, so will He hold him responsible for the proper de velopment ot it. As pure, fragrant, water lilies blossom on the slimy, stagnant wa ters, so may beautiful lives rise up n the darkeft pl?ces and shine as the dew drop, kissed by the morning sun. As a bar of iron has its breaking strain, so for every man there is a certain strength of temptation which his moral nature is not able with stand. We commit a ereat wrone by exposing ourselves to the power of evil action with its greatest force. for the grace of God will support only in the ordinary temptations of ne. 10 rush into the most tainted atmosphere of sin, without expecting to be ahected thereby, is daring pre sumption. HICKS' ALMANAC for 1900 is now ready. It is larger and better than even in the past. We give it as a PREMIUM for one yearly subscription to the Voice. Get your neighbor to take the paper and get the Almanac FREE. Do not fail to note our premium and clubbing propositions. We are offering every inducement possible to bring all subscriptions up to date. tit3 & a 0 between the plantation and the coffee pot the flavor may be changed, lessness, inexperience, From the time Arbuckles' Coffee leaves the hands grower until it reaches wun me same watcniui that VOU WOllld m've anv The house of Arbuckle is the largest and oldest coffee house in the WOrld. Tt; emnlnvPP'; rinvp nrmwn tin rorlnrr tVvr fU.V rr-t- t'h.V-i'' j j business; the business employees. As a result is used every day in iu icnaunuy is recognized ; us quality is appreciated iiawi mjuycu, Luiix lb a revelation. Ask the grocer for Arbuckles' Roasted Coffee, and be sure you get the genuine. All other package coffees are but inil UUUI13 ui ATDUCiueS . . IJK?nn1 paclaee of Arbucklei' Romsted Coffee there U a llrt of arti olea. With each packare In which the Llit u fnnnrt ih nnnh.Ur h.. hn.h. . definite part of some article to be selected by him or her from the Llit, tablet cnjT to the condition that the ilrnatnre on the neck ! to he rat nnt n7 ,..nV, to Artmckla Broe. Everybody hotlld aee thu Uw Address all communicaUona to ARBUCKLE BROS., Notion Department! New York City, N.Y. Annual Statement For the year ending December 31. 1S99, of the condition and ad airs ot the Southern Kansas Mutual Ins. Go, Organizori under the laws of the State of Kan Ms, mnde to the Superintendent of Insurance for the State of Kansas, Id pursuance of the laws of said Mate. A.J.McMAMS. W.J.XEWnOLI). " President. Sccrctarr Principal tMllce. Wellington, Kansas. Organised November 1. lsea. 1.-MEMIIEUS. J Numtier of nictuler of the company De- ceuilier ai.st, previous year 1 fft; KuiiiIkt of members added during the ' " pHst year 356 Total Tlisl NumU-r of members who bavo wlih- drawn or wIiom Milielcs have Lcen can- cried (Hiring me year 32 Kuiiihor or memlKTS belonging to' the couipuny DecemlierSl, tjn 1 416 IL AMOUNT AT UISK. Amount at risk r property Insured 011 me Jisi nay 01 ueeember or previous year 1 1 0T9 T42 00 A mount of rihks added or Insured during past year 501 X 00 Total... 158112 00 Amount of risks canceled, with drawn or terminated during tho Past year 231 034 00 Amount at risk by tho company December 31. tfW .. 1 350 098 00 IIL-KESOCKCE8. Amount of premium or de posit notes on which assess ments are fully paid til 5M3 79 Total amount of premium or deposit notes in force December 31.I'J!i ' 31 5?3 79 Amount of cash in company's principal ollice Dccemlier 31. 2 4!'j 51 Amount of cash belonging to the company deposited In banks Decemlier 31. lsW: tills receivable. 91.4l.i; de- ptsit Wellington National bank, (1,744.3; 3 1J3 37 Amount of all other re sources, viz: tlllice fixtures and blanks, J7."; Premiums duo from agents, UtJ.07 17- 07 Total ain't of resources 37 431 71 IV. STATEMENT OK A MOP XT AND CON DITION OK KESEUVE Ft' XL). Amount of In percent reserve on outstanding premium notes, to DecemlHT 31st... 3 153 37 Amount of invested reserve fund securities, as fallows: 11.' secured by first mort gage on ho-acrc farm: l.tid secured by first mortgage on lw-acre larm: I.7II,37 on time desit in W'clling liUo'tou National bunk .... 3 1.13 37 3 11!l 37 3 1.1H 37 M.-LIADIL1TIES. Total amount of liabilities December 31. ISM f None VI.-IXCOME. Cash In company's office and deKsiteil in bank Decern ber;n.ly.H f 3 515 49 Amount of cash premiums received during the year... 3 C.10 37 Amount collected on assess ments which were levied during the year 3 521 50 Amount collected during the year on assessments that were levied during the pre vious year 21 M Interest ou rtserve fund ll'.i 70 Total Income during the year 7 31.1 l!i Total 10 830 08 n lafclillfl Bedns in the GTowino- Anywhere the quality spoiled by care or unscrunulous mrthnrk the user in a sealed packet, care, the same thought lor article of (nnr tW crnfc rm , . jjiuiiu vcmii IKJl has grown great under the of this personal care, more than a million American homes V1I.-EIPE XDITCPE3. Total paid for losses during the year I 2 641 81 Amount paid for salaries to officers and directors during the year on Amount paid to agents 1 KC 85 AliotherexpenJlturesdurlng year: Postage and revenue stamps, 17'J.NI; agent s li cense, 3.5(; filing m an nual statement, f 10: pub lishing iw statement, f .printing, f-XUli; rent, W; sundrits, loi'.utj 338 54 Total expenditures during the yeur S 175 80 5 (54 ffi Ralunce . STATE OF KANSAS. 1 CorsTt or Slmxeb. m- A. J. McMnnis, President, and W.J. Newbold. Peeretarv. of tlm svnnhnm v.n... m,,.,,..i 1? and say. and each for himself says: That the? Art. tll A K, .TA.l..ann 1 ...11 ..m .L. V. surance com nam- hoinir tiv nn . iiurn iiunrii ui me said company, and that on the thirty-first day of "l"m"" m"h an 01 me ioregoing-aescrited assets were the absolute property of the said company, free and clear fr m any and all claims or liens thereon, ejoept as hereinbefore stated; and that the foregoing ratementsh them subscribed are a full and correct exhibit of all the liabilities and of tha Income and e"ne ndltures and of the geneiul c mditlon and affairs of said company on the said thlrty-Orst day of Decemlier last, and for the year ending on that day, according to tho best of their information, knowledge and belief, respect ively. A. J. McM AX IS, President W. J. NEW HOLD, Secrttary. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 2d duy of January, A.D. 10. . , SCXNER Whitson. Ial.1 Notary Publlo My commission expires August 10, lui STATE OF MHO, CITV OF TOLEDO, 1 Ll'CAS COUNTY. f. FRANK J. CHENEY makes oath that he la the senior partner of the Dim of t. J. CIIENE & CO.. doing business In the city of Toledo, county an 1 state aforesaid, and that :''J ' will pay t he gum of ON E II L'N DREI) DOLLA Ite lor each and every case of catarrh (TaTaIthcukE14 b,'tb,!use 01 HALL'S ' , , " FRANK J. CHENEY. fworn tobeforn me and subscribed In my presence, this 6.I1 day of December, A. D. ISsK. lEALl A.W.Gl.EASON. .... . Notary Public. Hall s Catarrh Cure Is taken Internally and arts directly on the blood ttni mucous, sur faces of the system. Stud for testimonials free. c , , . , F J- flENNEY iCo.. Toledo0. Md y drugclsts;.1c. Hall's Family Pills are tho lest. By a special arrangement with the Kansas City Times we are preparedC to make tho following cxtraordinar cash offer: The Twice-i-week Times and the Voice one year, $1.50. Ccld 5teel or I)?ath. "There is but one smill chance to save your life arid that is through an operation," was the awful prospect set before Mrs. I. 15. Hunt of Lime Ridge, Wis., by her doctor after vainly trying to cure her of a frightful case of stomach trouble aud yellow jaun dice. He didn't couDt on the mar vellous power of Electric Bitters to cure stomach and liver troubles, but she heard of it, took seven bottles, was wholly cured, avoided surgeon's knife, now weiirhs more and feels better than ever. It's positively guaranteed to cure stomach, liver and kidney troubles and neverdisappoints. Trice 50e at F. H. Snyder's drug store. o of the it is handled cleanliness, -ri,f fKIa at. lv,db care of its sty 9 -4 If 'SI' Aft ; its i '