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f ' Hats Off to Sumner County!
Editorial in Sunday's Topeiia Capital. Sumner county's wheat crop this year is estimated at 7 tuilliun bushels: that is, oue-tuird as tuucti as ihe crop In Onio. Tbe value of it is estimated at about 4J million dollars, which is more than tbe assessed value of ail real estate in the county, including towQ lots. The value of Sumner's wlaat crop is five times tbe assessed value of all persooal property in the county. Taking the entire population of the county, including the 4,000 people of Wellington, tae wheat crop will bring in nearly if not quite $200 fur every man, woman and child in the county. Estimating the average family, in cluding those in towns, at five persons, it will bring In 81,000 for every family. One-half of the people of Sumner county live in Wellington, Caldwell, Belle Plaine, Oxford, Geuda Springs, Conway Sprint!!, South Haven and Hunnewell. Excluding these town people, the wheat crop of Sumner county will amount, to $l''0 fur fv,n person and 82,000 for every family in the county. In tin Ut three years tie wheat croc of Sumner county have jiggrp gated in million hu-hels and nrarlv 12 million dolhr, or upwards nf 5 000 for every family in the county out side of the towns named. The combined value of these three successive wheat crops equils the actual value of all the farm laud in the county. Where is there another spot, on earth where 2.000 farmers in three successive years raised 12 million dol lars' worth of wheat, alne? Carnival Queen. The big tent in which tbe Carnival Queen will be crowned arrived Weduesaay and was erected on South Washington avenue. This Coronation concert is to be tbe giaud est musical and bpectacular event con nected with our Carnival. The affair is in the hands of the famous Dunbar Carnival Company and do doubt sev eral thousand people will witness the production. The programe will In clude operatic choruses by a chorus of 100 voices, songs illustrated by beauti ful pictures thrown on a canvass through the electric calcium Hht. During this, the eutire tent will be dark excepting the light from the pictures. Solos, duets, bras band and orchpstra music will also be li'- rd. C ptain Groves will hive his diii! r, -anj prize i f the Woodmen of t hj W r ii t;ive a ;ti minute exhibi tion drill iu curiMiii)'- mi thi- tage aiirt under colored calcium lights. The captain is also drilling a company of soldiers for the bitr coronation scene. A Business Men's Parade, The original intention was to have the Jubilee on every other day, but it is growiug to such proportions that no one will he hardiy ahle to distinguish the regular Jubiiee d lys from the in termissions Another attraction for one of the "oil" days is a business men's parade, which wiil be held on Frid;iy. The idea of the parade is to give the business men a chance to advertise themselves Anything in the way of an ucivertis-raent will be admitted in the rarane. Several of the merchants hive already gotten un 8trHi:nr advert ismir floats, under the ImprcsMnn that they will be admitted in the flower pa -nde. Nothing will be allowpd io the Slower parade unless it l9dPCrar,ed wuh flowers. Advertis Ing floats that are prne-ly decorated with fl 'wers wi'l bo admitted, but no floats without n w-rs will be. A BURGLAR SHOT. Died. The thirteen months old daughter or Mr. and Mr.--. James Kin? died Sunday morning at 2 o'clock, of whooping cough and pneumonia. A short service was held at the residence on North C street at 4 o'clock vester day afternoon, conducted bv Rev. J C. Hall. Burial wa9 made in Prairie Lawn cemetery. The child had been sick for several weeks. Marriage Licenses. I K. T. Hentley, 45. . .Conway Sprines ( t oinna J. Smith, 43 Conway SprlDgs j Harry Roberts, 18 Souuh Haven i Mary Kendrick, 17.... South Haven H. L. Peter, 24 Pawnee, O.T Effle A. Ridings, 24.-. Caldwell The fusion central committees Sat urday assessed their candidates as follows: County Attorney, $100; pi o- bate judge, district clerk, $.5; county superintendent, $75; senator, 52o: repitstdtatives (each). $25. The office holdprs were a-spssed also. The Wichita Beacon gives the name of the Belie Plaine burglar as W. H. Emerson, ne gave his name to the Sumner county authorities as Alfred Anders in. The Beacon says of the a ne Plaine affair: "A battle be tw n citizens of Belle Plaine and two b "'la-s. Saturday nli'ht, re.cnlt.eri In the capMira of W. H. Emerson, who ti 8, Ml Me i released rrom the Wich ita c ntyjtil where he had, been servmi; a sentence ror attempting to 6hoot Oil cjr Sam Jones, six weeks ago. His partner who is known by the name of 'Frank' managed to make good bis escape. The two were burg larizing a store and were betrayed bj a burgUr alarm connecting, the store with the proprietor's residence. They h.d filled two bags with cigars, shoes and other articles and were in the act ofleTiogthe premises when tbej were c nf ronted with an armed force. The. latter had been gathered by the proprietor as seon as the alarm sound ed, The two managed to get away, however. Several shots were ex changed, one of them taking effect ia Emerson's right limb, causing him to surrender. 'Frank' meanwhile suc ceeds 'n escaping, on a horse that - had been stolen from John Hoover of North Wnehincton avenue. Sunday morning the horse and buggy were found In a corn field in the south part or town by Joseph Stewart. It Is the oninlon of the police that the man 'Frank' is in hiding in this city and the entire detective force Is at work on the case. Letters were feund on Emerson's person at Belle Plaine which substantiated the belief held by the police, that all the robberies committed in this section have open the work of an organized gang. From Information gleaned from the letter It. wnnrd seem that the headquarters of the gang is in Topeka." i An Attempt to Rob Foltz Bros.' Store at Belle Plaine Results Disastrously. Alfred Anderson.knowa in Wichita, his home, as "Slim," was shot while attempting to buriariz-e Foliz Bros.' store at Bt-l!e Plaine Saturday niirht, and captured. He was brought to Welllugiou Sunday by the city marshal of Belle Plaine and lodged io jil. His partner got away Anderson had on a pair of shoes which were stolen from Foltz B'os.' store several weeks aj:o. This leads the officers to think tlut he is one of the pirtuswho have made a practice of robbing Foltz Bros.' store about mnce every three months. Saturday night's rubbpty w..s the ninth time the st ire has been brck :n into iu twr years. After the last robbery several week, ago a bu.ar alarm w is put. m the store and connected with one of the Foltz boys' houses. The alarm went "ff Saturday nij:ht and a posp of citi zens was gathered to surround the store. The burglars heard them com ing and uu out of the store and up a stairway on the outside of a buildin. Two shots were tired at them witlTa shotgun as thcy were going up the stairway, a burbot entered the fleshy part of Anderson's thigh. They 'ii do no farther than the head of ne stairway, and jumped to tLa ground. Anderson was wounded and c; u d ntit run and was caught. Ills partner got away. Anderson was released from jail io Wichita a week ago Saturday night, ne came to Belle Plaine ria Peck and walked over. His partner stole a rig in Wichita and drove to Belle Plaine and after the robbery drove back to Wichita and turned it loose in the suburbs. The Santa Fe will sell tickets to Hutchinson on account i f the G.A.R. reunion at that place on September 22 to 29, at one fare for the round trip. Return limit October 1. Fred Garland has bouht the Frantz property on the west side for $3,500. He travel his resident nn vr n-.r. veyinon the deal, Ed Swisher was up fn m Corbin Tuesday look I ng for moms for h i msel f and wire during the Jubilee. He Is on the Falls township Jubilee committee, at.d has done a great deal in his town ship to advertise the carnival. Fred Easthrook of Argonia, wa9 convicted of Insanity Tuesday. The fallowing was ti e jun: Dr. F. G. Emeis m, Geo Pfeifer.'w. H. Tucker, H. A. L.per, W. E. Cox and D. C. House. Harry Roberts and Mary Kendrick, bolh of Sout h H ivn, were nwrled oy rroDite Judee.Stafflebach today. HI rlHnnH r r I F yiiivj Lltlv J JWJ j ' Lil" ' 1 1 " i- 1 1 'Villi Tj .jennq FEW OF OUR CUSTOMERS realize what an extensive business we carry on in Wellington until are shown the various rooms and the changes made each week; in fact we can't stand still- we are con stantly adding new departments supplying new wants, and growing like only a healthy business can grow. We sell only for cash 'I , , fi Nansas buys as low as we do. No other sells as low. You will need manv new pooiU bfnrp winter , ' n0 olller Ietai1 firm in and nowhere so easy. y CW gdS be,0re Wmter- Nohere caQ ou 9"Pply your wants so economically "r miMri'nT 1 tiMn ih'r .,,.,: ' ', ,mii I' iiijiui nni-.....ja.WMJ.i . ,t f qLrr5 At "' ima;ket P?Ce here 50,d Under the m Price. As we buy we sell Second, Every dollar s worth of go ids purchased bv us n nrnvha t u j i r . , Third, We have but one pnee, it's low enough 9 sh and SoH t0 -u for a little a can alTord. MBOUT DRESS GOODS BUYING Our stock of Dress Goods comprises everything needed for fall and winter use We have already bought nearly all our fall and winter needs and at a lower price than those mer- chants can buy who wait until later. For Dress Goods we have a big stock of Henriettes, Fancies and Serges in prices from 10c a yard to $1.24 for the very oest. JAMESTON DRESS GOODS 30c to 89c a yard. Novelty Dress Goods, Plaids Suit- lrgs, Pattern Suits, Cheviots and a host of others from 5c to $1 69 a vard ' OUTING FLANNELS, no nicer patterns, 5c to 12c a yard. The well known Stanley Shirt Waists, from 98cto $2.98, your choice to close 50c STOCKINGS An Illustration Last week a harvest crew figured with four different gro ceries in Wellington on a bill of groceries and here is the re sult: Our Racket Price, $7.34 Another's Price, $7.89. No. 3's price $8.00. ' xVo. 4's price $8.42. That's the story through our store. ffiKDmnnm I'' ir 4fe t f all OiX WiiJ'iLST"' FS'Z ,'S '0)S are 5t:li"8. lt b.ve overcome, great deal of ttatbv SoeieKiffl 10c, 12 l-2c, I5c, 18c, 24c SHOES You'll find much comfort if you buy shoes in our shoe de partment because we ' charge you from 25c to 75c less for a pair than exclusive shoe houses. We carry the best goods. We have the largest stock in Sumner County and can suit you at any time of the year. NOTIONS "We have just received a new assort mpnt nf Notions of every kind and description. Our new wi.: 1 . r .1 V. ivuuu tuuiueriu me cenrer oi tneury uoods room is simply loaded down with this kind of ml There is not a store in Southern Kansas that can equal us in this line. Pins lc, 3c, 4c and 5c papers. Hooks and Eyes lc, 2c, 3c and Sc cards. Colored Pins 2c, 5c and 8c box. Talcum Powder 10c per box. Vaseline 6c and 9c per bottle. Spencerian Pen Points 8c Der dozen. Darning Needles 2 for lc. Clark's Thread, 200 yard spool 2c. Needles lc and 4c paper. Marbles lc doz. Hat Pins 2 for lc Finger Cots, 5c Belt and Skirt Supporter, 2c Magic Needle Threader, 3c Rubber Hair Pins, 5c to 30c doz Wire Hair Pins 2c, 3c, 5c, 9c box Tops lc and 5c Dress Stays 5c, 7c and 12c set 50 ft Tape Measure 24c Key Rings 2c Curling Irons 3c, 4c, 6c Black, white and brown Darning Cotton 2c a a spool. Kid Curlers 3c, 5c, 6c a doz Scarf Holders, 5c. We can't bepin to men Hun ail iVia nrvti'Anc it this big department. We have also convinced our many customers ujai, nc uu mem ironj mree to nve cents on nearly every article. ' SAD IRONS Hardware Department Here is where we surprise the people. You have been accustomed to pay Vg prices for little things- We sell Hardware the same way we sell Calico. Visit our Hardware and House Furnishing department and you'll realize that it is the most coini.lete IN bl'M N'ER COUNTY. Oils, Bolts, Harness, Glasswarej Queensware, Nails and Screws, Carpenters' Tools, Paints and Brushes, Tinware, Enamelware, Woodware, Washing Machines, Knives and Forks, Builders' Hardware, Guns and Revolvers SEiD Scales .. Brine; the children in a lew davs before school and fit them out with evcrvthinfr in that 1 books. Our stock of tablets and pencils includes qualities and kinds, and as usual the price is a little lower than elsewhere. On the Notion Counter. PENCILS All kinds and qualities of lead pencils with or without rubbers, hard or soft, from 4C doz. to 4c each. We sell 5c pencils for 4c. Tust M per cent saved. Good Spencerian Tens, 8c doz. Chalk, box 8c. Erasers, 5a Hello, There! Have you seen the Bi; Moun tain of Comforts and Blanket at The Racket Store? Get a pair of our 75c Overalls for 49 cents. Wear one of our 49c Shirts. The Best to , i T I 1 The Best. Smoothest Slates Thst ran bf- fntuwl i Iks', bound, strung close, prices for double slates, 14c, 19c, 24c ' Ink per bottle, 3c We believe we lave as large a stock of tab lets as all other stores in t wu combined. Therefore can suit jou in any kind. Pencil Tablets. 2c, 3c, 4c, rc ruled. Ink Tablets, ruled and uuru'.eJ, all sizes, 4c to 10c each Composition Books, lc, Cc, Tc, 9c. ' Mucilage, bottle 4c. ' ET3 Uliii MUSIS. WELLItMfli 1, unm