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-""'orici SoeJ tt, IPnoiPiLM Worn WELLINGTON, KANSAS : THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 1900. VOLUME XI. NUMBER 23. FOR THE WINFIELD MURDER A Man Arrested at Newton Was the Partner of the Man Killed at Caldwell. A Star special from Sewton Satur day uight gives the following account of the arrest of a farm haud ou the charge of murdering D. C. Coates, the night operator at Winfield: Harper Zerfoose was arrested at Spring Valley late this afternoon upon the charge of murdering Dougias U. Coates, the night operator in the em T)i0y of the Atchison, Topeka &aanU Fe railroad at Winfk'ld. The murder wascommitted on the night of April 2, and the operator's body was found early in the morning of the next day by the crew of a passing freight train, ifnhart hPPn nhot. There was not a trace Of the murderer and the officers r'pssful Hn Anr nr n U? fS bb d th auu riiivu u mu- - - - - Missouri Pacific operator at Aninou) nn fti niirht, hpfore. The two inci dents were connected and upon inves tigation it was fouad that the man killed at Caldwell bad a partner, believed to be Harper Zerfoose, who was at that time employed on a farm near Guelph, in Sumner county. The man killed at Caldwell is known to Jy.ve bi-en at Winfield on the night of tue murder. Since the murder Zer foose has been working on the farm mentioned at various times. Lately he went to the northern parr, of Sum ner county and worked there, but left about two woeks ago. A dispatch from Winfield says: Harper Zerfoose. the tramp 'arm liand arrested by G. C Montgomery, the Atchison, Tooeka & Santa te detective, today, as oneof the murder ers of Douglas C. Coates, was lnckrd up here tonight. He refuses to talk. The Suspense Relieved. The Wichita Deacon has received the following letter: ' Wellington, Kan, June 23, 1900. ' Wichita Heaeon: "Mr. EvaoEimondson, aprominent farmer of Riverdale, told me that lie intended to marry a Wichita lady last Friday week. 1 have not heard trom him since. He Is a prominent farmer, and his friends are very anxious to liear from him. Please look at the records iuJ see if he is married. "Respectfully, "W. II. M Snyder." Th Heacon suvs that the reeorr'sat h". court house show that on June 15 a license was issued to E. Yj. Edniond son of Riverdale and Miss Hazel Dunbar of that cltv. Tlie licen e showing that the couple have been married has not been returned to the probate court, but Judge Mc'Janrtless says he understands that the marriage was consummated, but that thirty days are allowed for the return of the license When Mr. Edmondson pro cured the license he requested that it be kept out of the papers. National Educational Association. The annual meeting of the National Educational association will be held iu Charleston, S.C , July 7 to 13. For the round trip, Column A, the Sinta Fe announces a fare of S.io.40, wuicn rate will apply for tickets going and return'ng via same direct route, or going via one direct route and re turning via another direct route via which one wa7 short line rates are properly applicable. Except that the same route must be used in both directions north of the Ohio river and west of Memphis. A rate of $43.75 for Uie round tripwill apply ' for tickets via any direct route to Charleston, S C, via which one way 6hort line rates apply. Ret urning via .Washington, D.C., and direct route to Starting point, or vice versa, except that the same route must be used in both directions west of Chicago. St Louis or Memphis. Tickets- will be on sale July 2, 4, 5 and 7, with final return limit September 1. The Hottest Day of the Year. Wedtiesday was the hottest day of the year, the thermometer registering 100 degrees at 2:15 o'clock in the after noon. At 2 o'clock it registered 99 degrees and at 12 o'clock 95 degiees. Tuesday the thermometer registered 96 degrees at 2 o'clock p.m., but the heat was more oppressive owing to a greater per cent of humid ity in the atmosphere and the absence of a c oling breeze flicks nredicts June showers and storms for this part of the month, to be followed by cooler weather, lr his predictions are true, cool nights and restful sleep are not far on. The City's Finances. The quarterly financial statement of the city of Wellington shows moneys on hand June 15 as follows In lb. generai;fund, 1124.71; in the interest, fund, 11,933 98; in the sinking fund, 1537; in the street improvement iund, S14 id; in the sidewalk fund, 1375 62 Total amount on hands in all funds, $3,835 44. The disbursements ' for the quarter were $2,333 49. The riceip'8 were J1.80j.54 $o2",9o less tban the disbursements. Th total jDdebtednfs of the city exclusive of the $50,000 waterworks bond issue is $47,157.06. Marriage Licenses. t Lawrence W. Cole, 30.. El Reno, Ok Fannie B.Cooksey, 25 .E! Reno, Ok ( Irvan W. Pickens, 21 Peck A. M. Wheeler, 20 Peck ( E. W. Cochran, 25. .Thomasville, Ga M. L. TeichmaDn,21.Geuda Springs Miss .vlonna Jackson of Oxford, three years of age, accompanied M rs. W.M.Jackson home from OxfordTues day, and will visit here several days She is a niece of W. M. Jackson. j Within the next month Skaguay and White florae, Alaska, will be connected by rail. The last spike in the extension of the White Pass and Yukon line from Caribou to White Horse is now in the tie, and all that now stands in the way of an all-rail route between Skaguay and White Ilore i3 an incompleted stretch of a few miles of track between Bennett and Caribou, in the great granite region of the Yukon territory. The line between Skaguay and White Horse when completed will bell2miles long, the line between Skaguay and White Horse extension beinj forty four miles in length. The construc tion of that part of the White Pass and Yukon between Bennett and Coribou is regarded as one of the greatest engineering accomplishments of the age. Mttiiroad travel is very aun. wauj 9Cjld are f0r l0nfir dU' tances, however, and are purchased by peop'e who desire to get away from the warm weather. Traveling men say this is the dullest season of the year, with the possible exception of January. Salesmen for clothing, boots and shoes and articles for win ter wear are now out takingorders for fall and winter goods, as they find that the merchant is not busy now, and can devote more time to looking at samples. Hotels are also beginning to feel the result of the slack seasou, and where there is need of Improving, the proprietors will make such changes as are needed during the next month when patronage is at the low est notch. The director of the census bureau requests a contradiction of the report which has been circulated in seme portions of the country to the effeci that the census enumerators are not to be paid promptly. "They will be paid," he says, "as soon as their re pons, properly certified to by the supervisors, are receiv d. We require of necessity the certificate by super visors, but when this is forthcoming we have the money with which to promptly pay all the claims." Of the 52.000 enumerators only about 1.000 or 1,-00 have .sent in their portfolios. The entire payroll for enumerator amounts to M, 900. 000. A Fort Worth dispatch says: The situation in the Kiowa and Comanche reservations is becoming serious on accouut of hundreds of prospectors flocking to the Wichita mountains, searching for valuable minerals. Five hundred are already there. The In dian police have orders from the in terior department to eject invader on the reservations and if this is at tempted bloodshed is feared. Rich deposits of ore have recently been dis covered in the mountains Excite' meet is running high and a clash between the prospectors and the authorities is expected. The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs Roy McLaughlin, Lena, aged 2 years, died atthe home of its grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. t. Ilarrelson, in nort h west Wellington last night at 8:07 o'clock. The funeral will not be held until Friday or Saturday, depsnding upon tne arrival or Koy McLaughlin from Colorado, where he is working on a ranch near Denver. He went to Denver about three weeks ago from Kansas City, and Mrs. McLaughlin and baby came to Wellington to visit before joining him The child became sick with whooping coush, which resulted fatally. A nncw-onrrpt. train rn braach oUhe the Southcrn raiwa ran into a washout one and a half miles north of McDonougb, Ga., Sat urday night, and was completely wrecked. The wrecic caught fire and the entire train, with the exception of the sleeper, wa9 destroyed. Every person on the train except the occu pants of the. Pullman car perished. Not a member of the train crew escaped. Thirty-five people in all were killed. A man will have to be mighty poor if he can't afford a trip to Colorado this summer: the railroads will offer very low rates to Colorado resorts, to induce travel there. A low excursion rate to Colorado is expected to pro duce the same results for the rail roads, that a sample kind of ginger caice win produce tor a grocery store ibe butbrle & Western railroad track layers are expected to reach Cashlon today. The first train to run over the road from Guthrie will be a Rock IslanrJ train, and will leave buthne about 4 o'clock tomorrow morning. This is the new line built oy the banta Fe and Rock Island be tween Uathne and Kingfisher. tiUtfineer armur Anderson is np from Woodward to prepare his house- noia gooas ror shipment to that place, where he will live in the future. Anderson is on the passenger run be tween woodward and Amirillo. The Star today has a nhotngraDh of six Ellis county girl? dressed in men's clothing, prepared for the harvest uelds. The girls are looking awa.t from the cam?ra. The street commissioner is cutting the grade on West Harvey avenue at the crossing of T street, and is using the dirt to All in depressions on South Jefferson avenue. Charlie Lyuch went to Caldwpli last night to take charge of Harve norner s drug store, nis family will move the;e as soon as he can secure a house. The rehearing of the t.irinn tn declare Mrs. I. J. Stewart sane will be had tn probate court a week from Thursday. NORMAL NOTES. Louis Ilitchcock of Crescent City, III., was a visitor today. Get the nervous system learned to a frazzoo, or in fcther words perfectly. The greenback dollars were at one time worth in bulliou only 35 5 7 cents. How many teachers can give Hamil ton's seven financial measures as laid down by Prof. Wakefield. Miss Rutli Barnett was absent Tues day, and Miss Myrtle Nelson presided at the piano in her stead. I Wonder why all but two Toted the someway on the alcoholic question Tuesday morning in the C physiology. Prof. Wakefield undoubtedly has the financial question and all acts and conditions attached thereto down pat, Prof. MeAteoof Belle Pialoe, repre senting a building and loan association of Topeka, was a visitor Tuesday morning. 'Notwithstanding contrary state ments, we believe that tobacco sraok ing either moderately or otherwise, is injurious to one s health. Mrs. Hi.-.es of Ileriugton. sang a solo at normal today and responded to an encore. Mrs. nines is a vocalist of rare ability and attainments and Is also a fine linguist. We would kindly suggest to Prof. Wakefield that he procure a well- seasoned hedge club about 15 feet long and 4 inches in diameter and proceed to thoroughly wake up the C history class. The C geography had an interesting discussion on why at some seasons of the year the afternoons are longer than the forenoon and vice versa. It also got deeply entangled in change of seasons. Prof. W. n. Iselv of Falrmount col lege. Wichita, visited normal Tuesday morning and at opening exercise made a short speech setting forth the ad vantages that Falrmount offers to the ceker after a higher education. Mr Isely is an instructor in the college Ask Mr. Faurot if be will not enter tain you for a few minutes by hollow ing whoa at the Wells-Fargo express man's horse, ne is an expert along this lice as he has had experience and will no doubt show you a good time while it lasts. While you are about it just request that he relate his ex perieneeofa few nights back along the same line. Rjv. Thos. Penick conducted devo tional exercises Tuesday and made a short address, speaking from the pas sage of scripture that "Whatsoever a man sowet h, that, shall he also reap." Rev. Ftnick said in his discoure that punctuality and piety were synony mous terms and that no teacher should enter upon his or her career without being prepared, because as in all life so it is in a sclio il teacher's career, whatsoever he soweth that shall he also reap. Furthermore, he said tha an instance of tardiness on the part of the teacher may make a boy a lazv farmer or may eaue an untidy houe wife in the future. The norraalite always seem to enjoy Rv. Penick's talks and are pleased to have him come to general exercises. Prof .Swain Weduesday morning took a scientific and philosophical tumble f he professor came into the study room witn n is wisest ana most pro found air, smiled benignly upon the tenchers congregated in said room, selected a nice, cool, comfortablp office chair and proceeded with all dignity to deposit his mortal In the chair of hischolee, then with a contemplative smile and an absorbed look spreading over his features, the professor leaned hack in his chair and was, we suppose, considering the advisability of ele vating his feet to a higher Diane than that allotted to those useful members of man's body, when lo and behold! the deceitfulness of worldly things. that confounded chair deliberated and scientifically proceeded to lav itseir prone upon the floor, thus de positing the professor for safe keeping upon the floor. After considering the situation for a moment the professor arose, Jirterj tne chair to Its ostural position and with a sigh of regret and a look of nonchalence, again took his seat, but seemed unable to appreciate the storm of merriment all about him We extend to the profescnr our con gratulatlons for his gracefulness and our condolence for his distressing po sition, rry again, proressor. A. Graff received a supply of rubber juouee stamps yesterday. They were distributed among the business houses. Evsry business bouse is sup posed to nave one. lhe stamps read: i SUMNER COUNTY JUBILEE : The : Biggest Thing ox Cabth, : Sept. 18, 20, 22, 1900. Wellington, - Kansas The stamps are for advertising pur poses, ana intended to mark every letter sent out of Wellington. Some of the business houses use the stamps tr mark their wrapping paper. In this way the Jubilee will be kept constant ly before the country people, as well as Wellington people. The Santa Fe announces that its thrcngh line to San Francisco via tb: newly completed fcan Franciscu and San Joaquin Valley extension, will be open for passenger service on Julvl from eastern and western terminal. In all probability the California lim ited, during its season will be run on the newly completed line. This will enable passengers to g0 direct to San Francisco, as well as Los Angeles, on the through train. Two threshing outfits were shirked to Wellington a lew days ago from Logansport, Ind. The freight on the machines was more than the owners bad figured on. They had filled both engines with water before leaving Logansport, and the excess in freight was jou, . i. ne Logansport water wasn't any better than Kansas water, either. Captain Frank Fraotz of A troop, of the Rough Riders, Sergeant C. E. nunter and Corporal Ed Johnson of D troop, are Id Wichita, to meet Colonel Alex O. Brodle.who goes through this city this morning over the Santa Fe on bis way to Oklahoma City, coming all the way from Prescott, Ariz. Eaje. A case without trecedent In West Virginia is the arrest of Edward Gregg and wife on the charge of mur der. They were ordered to provide medicine for their sick child, which they did not do. The child died and charge of murder was preferred against them by the humane society. Jjhn Dean, a farmer in Walton township, Sumner county, came into Wellington, the county seat, the other day ftjr the first time in five years. He had heard that things were looking up and wanted to see for himself. hagle. 11 N. Blue of South Haven town ship, is threshing his wheat direct from the header barges. This is a rare thing tn Sumner county. About six barges are used to convey the wheat from the headers to the thresh ing machine. The ITutchlnson & Southern depot at Harper has been torn down and haded on cars and will be moved to Curtis, on the Panhandle division, where the depot was recently burned. Charlie Hill tame down from Belle Plaine this morning and reported 'hat the wheat up there is being threshed and is averaging from 30 to 40 bushels to the acre. l"LMJ'B!iJDii!i"!'IL'.' II' J.. SATURDAY Morning, JUNE 0 Present Prices tared ! lii uiiflira luiifry Has to llmxm, Our store will be closed all day Friday, June 29, to properly prepare for this great event. Get in the procession and be on hand at the opening of our store, Saturday morn ing, June 30th. CAREFULLY READ OUR LARGE POSTERS WELLINGTON, KANSAS JUBILEE ATTRACTIONS. The Executive Committee Have Already De elded oo Two-Will be Eight. The executive committee of the Sumner County Jubilee held a meeting last night and agreed tosign contracts for two of the eight midway attract lions: the moving picture show and the "Lunetli." The "Lunelti" is an illusion representing a woman d ialing in the air, over the heads of the audi ence and up among the tops of the buildings. This and the moving picture show are said to be the two finest attractions in the United States. They were contracted forj upon the recommendation of the com mittee on attractions and Secretary Lockwood of the Wichita s'reet fair, who was present at the meitirg. Mr. Lockwood is very much interested in the success of the Stunner County Jubilee, and has given the committee valuable pointers on how to manage a successful street show. He returned to Wichita this morning. . The midway will te composed of eight big shows. Besides the two at tractions contracted for, the commit tee have In mind the"Strcetsf Cairo," the "Snake Eaters" and several rther attractions of eaoal merit. In order to secure these attractions, the Jubi lee committee guarantees them re celpts up to a certain amount, and If the receipts go above that, t hey get a certain ner cent of the pxcs9. The committee ta'ked over matters In a general way last night, and were quite well satisfied with the progiess of the arrangements ror tne juouee. At Grand Fork. N.D., the thermom eter registered 104 degrees Ninnav. Crops are parched and the city fflrers have sent out notices asking people nnt. tn use waior rxf ravagantly. Hay that nld for mo Saturday went nn to $16 yesterday. At Minneapolis 'he ( government thVrmometer repined 04- at Doll's lake, 100. and through nnt minnesota about 95. nn n HJ O. Inoifl WILL BEGIN mm JACOB ENGLE iic The Oxllood shade is be ing worn to (juite an exUnt in Men's Shoes this season. We carry two kinds in stock one a gcat, a iuat s hoe a great wearer, jrice $3.00. The ( ther a calf, verv handsome, vesting top, as pretty a shoe as you ever laid tyes ou, price $4.00. BUTTREY Terms Cash. Mrs. L. A. Shernierhorn arrived in Wellington this morning from Ta breu, Persia, ou au extended visit to her brother, W. H. iMnuth. She had been on the road sitce the first of April. Mrs. Shermeihorn has teen a missionary for the Presbyterian churcb in Persia f'.r five years, and conies home cn account of brckeQ Leai-jiV. She Is a graduate ( f Parkville cuVego !t Pa-kville, Mo., and taught school there for two or thiei yearn betore I becoming a foreln miss onary. era i ' TTirf '- Tfi1" 'i't T" IS sac: