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Illinois District. We are having splendid weather at this writing clear, calm and cooL We had our first frost Monday morn ing. Boards and damp straw were white. Vegetables not injured any. Frost last year, October 17th. The ground was so wet for eight or ten days that all field work was stopped. The drills startei again last Thurs day and Friday, Most of the farmers will finish drill ing this week if the weather continues favorable. Mrs. Chenoweth has furnished sev eral hot house plants for the school room at Rome. The geranium that stands in the front window is very fine. The wheat on some of the first fields sowed is so rank that the ground can not be seen from the road. Mr. Franklin is the first to pasture his wheat in this locality. Taylor Short started one of his ma chines Monday: The stalks were so wet they had not threshed for several weeks. John Shoar help:ng him. Ceorge Ilinkle finished threshing part of Ed Hail's wheat Saturday. Monday pulled to Moore's on Me ridian. Terhaps 1'ostmaster General Smith ean inform the people in his s-eech next Monday why the Kentucky Vin dicator, a Prohibition paper with over 2,000 paid subscribers, is not allowed second class mail privileges. Is it be cause this paper is showing up the rot tenness of the U. S. government in Manila? SKI'TKMIIKR WKATHKK. 6 Average for the month 74 ) fi. 7. 8 Highest 100 2 Average of the warmest day 8" 2'J Lowest 44 23 Average coldest day .." 11 Days rain fell 11 Depth of rainfall 7.78 27. 28 Greatest rainfall in 24 hrs 3.50 TEMI'KR.UTKE AND KAIXFAI.l. FOR 8 VRS, Temperature. Rainfall 1893, 74 ',' -'0 1894, 71 190 1895, '70'i U30 189(1, 3.(18 1897. 73 1.31 1898 1Yi 1.08 1899. 70 '4' '-.i3 1900, 74 7.78 The past September has been slight ly above the average temperature and over double the average rainfall. The average rainfall has been 3.02. Dur ing the eight years there have been three that averaged near the same, and one, higher; four, lower. Cleardale. The recent heavy rains have given wheat a good start Our farmers are thinking of shuck ing and ciibbing their corn. Rather early we think. George Peterson is to take a contract to drill wheat for Shan right John Haas of Oklahoma started home Monday atter a week's visit among relatives of our neighborhood, Ben Hardy and wife are to take a bridal tour in Oklahoma soon. We are glad to note the fact that Ashton has commenced building eleva tors. Potatoes are sprouting and many are digging their fall crop. Ben Hardy and wife were given quite a pleasant surprise in the shape of a charivari. By the way the boys were sweating we surmise they almost earned their treat, although it was a good one. Mrs. Ruth Long's s:ster from Wichi ta is visiting with her at present Wheat at our berg (Dalton) sold .'c over test for soft and test for hard. Quite a few of our people are pat ronizing the country huxter from Wel lington. Flour has advanced to Sl.oo per Back. Now keep up with the wheat market. Our 'phone is now in working order and we could save many steps by pat ronizing it May field. We had quite a frost Monday morn ing. Mrs. II. Stremme is on the sick list Quite a number from here attended the Wichita carnival last Wednesday Guess Mavfield is going to have an other elevator before long. Ham Deer is going to build one. Rev. Black, the U. P. preacher from south of town, filled the pulpit at the u r. church Sunday night Rev lack is a good speaker. Out school is progressing nicely with l roL t elters as principal. Mable Gilbert took up her school at I leasant alley Monday morning. Tom Threlfall and wife who have been visiting in Illinois for several weeks returned home Monday night Caldwell. Senator Simons is on the sick list Representative Dinsmore got locoed and Judge Ridings went south. Cald well Republicans are off this week Bart r letcher says. The Fusion ticket never was strong er in our part of the county than it is today. e are gaining ground steadi iy. Frank Logan had a colt Uiot in the hip with a 22 calibre rifle bv some hunters. Hunters had better rive thi locality a wide berth now or they will nnd wnat the law says Hurrah for Brvan. Eriedenthal and Duval Mrs. Noble Pretitis of Kansas Citv is in Wellington in the interest of the history of Kansas which ber husband the late Noble Prentis, chief editorial writer (jf the Kansas City Star, wrote and was adopted by the state text book commission. The Prentis club of Wellington, was named after Mrs, Prentis, who is a noted club woman and a number of the members of the club called on her at the Arlington notei last nigut and spent the even ing with her. Mrs. Prentis willde liver ao address ou the subject. "Kan sas in History," before the Harvey county teacners' association at Ne ton crxt Saturday. JAPAN'S ARMY AHD NAVY. Recent Military PraareM of Tfceit People Eiceedi That ( thy KutloB. Since her war with CUna, Japan has made more progress as a military and naval power thai almost any other nation in the world. Of the 182,500, DOO war indemnity 6he received from China the haa spent $29,000,000 en her inny and more than $50,000,000 om her navy. At the beginning of that war Japan's army ol a peace footing con ilsted of 69,000 officers and men. This has since been increased to 145,000 en a peace footing and 440,000 on a war footing, relates the Little Chronicle. Since the war with China she has sdded four first-class battleships, six first-class cruisers and a large flo tilla of torpedo boats. Besides these she has nine second-class cruisers, five third-clasB cruisers, ten coast de fense vessels, two first-class and 15 6econd-class gunboats, four dispatch boats and a torpedo depot ship, lhe Japanese navy is now larger than the Russian navy. The naval and mili tary officers are as carefully trained as those of European nations. Jap anese naval students are to be found at Annapolis, in, this' country, and in all the best naval f chools of Europe. it. i i Her new warships are among me ueu that float. Two of the new battle ships are exact copies of the great English battleship the Royal Sover eign, and our own cruiser Charleston was modeled after the Japanese cruis er Naniwa. CLEOPATRA USED COSMETICS. The World! Most Beautiful Woman iaed Artificial Aldi to Comellneai. When Cleopatra made captive the Jeart of Mark Anthony, the victor of rhilippi, she was 24 years old. At this age women of the orient begin to show signs of a decline of their physical charms. The fact that the star-eyed Egvptian was then in the height of her beauty warrants the assertion that she wisely used whatever cosmetic art was known at that time to improve her per sonal appearance. And even if sht had cot employed the salves, etc, there is certainly one thing she would not have failed to do, and that is to darken her eyebrows. All the women of the orient darken their eyebrows and eyelashes to-day, just the same as they did thou sands of years ago. Proof of this was found in the graves which contained not exactly eyebrow pencils, but tiny boxes filled with a black paste and small wooden implements for applying the tame. 1 his was used not alone ny tn women, but by the-mfn also, says a London exchange. Even manicuring was known in those ancient days, because we are told by the best authorities that Paris had most shining nails and darkened both his eyelashes and his brows. It would be an easy matter to ridi cule all the various ingredients of these slaves, but it would be injustice to do so, because some of them have been used ever since through all these cen turies and. have thoroughly proven their efficacy. WOMEN'S PAY IN RUSSIA'. rho Who Work for Living- Gel Small Rr mnneratloa for Their Services. "Can women practice law in Russia?" The question was asked of Miss Alice Berber, the woman lawyer, by n write In Success. Miss Serber replied: "0, no! the great majority of the men of my native land would be hor rified at the idea. The women of Rus sia who desire or are forced to work for their living can become dressmaker it a dollar and a half to two dollars a week; they can be school teachers at a little more. None of the professions is open to them, except medicine, and for this they must have a certain high Status in society, and must have large means to defray the great expense of the women's course at the university. There is a considerable number of women doctors in Russia, but most of them studied and obtained their diplo mas in Switzerland, where the atti tude toward ambitious women is much more liberal than in the domains of the czar. A woman servant in Russia Is doing well to receive $23 a year for her services. The wives and daughters of the peasants work harder than the men. They bear nearly an equal share in the labor of the fields, and in ad dition have all their household duties to attend to." Winaom glacier, at Taku inlet, in Alaska, which fur more than h cen tury has been immovable, or "dead," his slippfd into the Artie ocean. Between it and the sea extended a wide, crecent-shaped sandbar, formed by the glacier's moraine. Two or three weeks ajo a section of this glacier, extending half a mile along its face, several hundred feet wide and 500 feet deep, was moved bodily nearly a mile out to sea. It cut straight through the sandbar, leaving a deep, wide channel. When it reached the deep water the glacier tumbled over and divided into a num ber of immense bergs, which are now floating aorut. Investigation of the cause of thi upheaval of nature has been made by George Garside, an engineer of Juneau. He found that the river, rushing seaward beneath Windom glacier, had become choked and backed up far mile in a mountain canyon. Its pressure finally became so great that it broke looe. cracked the glacial section off and forced it seaward. Complaint has come from several lo calities of parties shooting through school houses. This is wanton and malicious and dangerous destruction of public property for which the fine is very heavy. Some one will hare it to pay as they should if it is continued. A Millerton girl has been in Wel lington for two days buying her wed ding outfit, i OUR SALES for the past few days have been unprecedented. Every article in some lines having been closed out, but 'there are many good bargains left fo; the remaining' three days of this week. 7PI1 n 111 Don't give this sale The marble heart. Bargains in School Supplies for 19c 6 blackboard erasers iflc 6 bottles Carter's ink for 19c 3, boxes school crayon for 19c 25 lead pencils for 19c 80 sheets legal cap paper 19c 3 doz. pens for 19c 5 doz. pen holders for ic 5 Dewey 5 cent tablets for 19c 15 Sunshine 2 cent tablets 19c 6 brass edge oak rules for i9c 12 carpenter lead pencils i9c Hardware Department 29c dish pan, 10 qt 19c 29c pocket knife' 19c Best Butcher knife 19c 4 boxesDiamond axle greasel9c Double zinc wash board 19c 6 inch alligator wrench 19c Best 44c Buggy whip 19c 5lbs nails i9c Our leader tablespoon 1 set 19c The Lichty Bros. McBRIDE IN A NEW ROLE. The District Judge Adjourns Court to Unite Four Beating Heirts. . W. T. McBride, judge of the dis trict court, performed ins first mar riage ceremony this morning and was sooa called upon to repeat the per formance. It all came about lurougu the absence of Probate Judge Stafielbacb, who is attending apolitical meetiog at Arzooia. W. H. Bennett and Miss Ona Johnson, both of South Haven, applied for a marriage license, and, having secured this necessary docu ment, inquired for the probate judge to perform the ceremony. They were told that the judge was out of town, but someone suggested that Judge McBride couid do it. This was a happy thought. The court had just declared a recess and the jurors were standing around in the hall stretching their legs and smoking. Judge McBride was made acquainted with the emergency and he consented. Hastily brushing his clothirg he went into the probate judge's office and performed the ceremony without a hitch. Court resumed business, ar.d a few minutes afterw.ird. Chatiie Arnspiger and Miss Flora Aker of Portland ap plied for a marriade license and asked for someone to marry them. A mes senger was sent into the distiicto urt room and whispered a fow words into Judge McBrides' ear. 'He smiled ai d declared a recess of five minutes. The jury w: taken into the probate court to act. as witnesses, and Judge Mc Bride Performed the ceremony that n a e t vo more hearts bea as one. This wa Jud McBr.d.'s first ex peiience at marrying couple, bJt he acted like an old hand at the business. Contrary to the usual custom, he declined to thanie anything for his services. Good News for Our Readers Who have scrofula taints in their blood, and who has not? Scrofula in all its forms is cured by Hood's Sarsa parilla which thoroughly purifies the blood This disease, which frequently appears in children, is greatly to be dreaded. It is most likely to affect the glands of the neck, which become enlarged, eruptions appear on the head and face, and the eyes are frequently affected. Upon its' first appearance, perhaps in slight eruptions are pim ples, scrofula should be entirely erad icated from the system by.a thorough course of Hood's Sarsaparilla to pre vent all the painful and sickening consequences of running scrofula sores which drain the system, sap- the strength and makes existence utterly wretched. mm Specials for Saturday 14 yards Comfort Calico - and 5 Cotton 7Qr Bats for Iyi Men's Heavy, double sewed Work Shirts 3Qr Regular 49c for d7t REMNANTS During our big sale we have gathered hun dreds of Remnants. On Saturday One-Fourth off. Bi Boers Coming to America. Hundreds of Bosrs with their fami lies are fleeing from the country of their birth to begin life again In some other icbuntry. Most of these have America as their ultimate destination The refugees are not paupers in any sense. They are taking passage in French and German ship and are willing to pay for the best accommo dations. Special trains are engaged to meet the ships at Marseilles and carry them through France to Hol land, their motherland, which is their first stopping place In their search for new fortunes. But Hollaod is overcrowded and is only a temporary asylum. The name America is on every lip and little children bidding good-by to their playmates speak vaguely if. America and their new home. Two German ships left Lorenzo Marques last week carrying 1,200 Boers. Tbey were closely followed by two French ships with 950 souls from the Transvaal, mostly women and children. Ali of these belonged to the better class of Boers and all were bound for Holland. Tbey do not say where they will go afterward. "To America?"is the question asked of them by those who are left behind. ''Probably," Uthe invariable ans wer. "We do not know, but we think we should be happier in America than elsewhere and we may establish our homes there." James H. Holmes is in Emporia from New York state, and will proba bly bring suit to recover a half sect ion of land just north of Emporia. The land is supposed to belong toF. C. Newman. Holmes thinks it belongs to him. In ISoo he came to Lyon county, then Breckenridke county, and took a claim on a quarter section of that land. The adjoining quarter was taken by a young woman. In that vear the two claim holders were mar ried. The young couple, needed money and borrowed some from a Massachusetts man, giving their farm as security to their note. The Massa chusetts man died without ever call ing for a settlement. In. 1863, Mr. G PER CENT TO LOAN ON SUMNER COUNTY FARMS SEE OK WRITE SUMNER VIIITSON, WELLINGTON, KANSAS ME ito Wrap by Racket Store WELLINGTON, KANSAS and, Mrs. Holmes moved away from Emporia, aud tins is the first time he has been hack. In the meantime the heirs of the Massachusetts man assum ed that the halt section belonged to them, and handled it accordingly; It has been sold to different people. People have owned it who never heard of the man who preempted it. F. C. Newman was tne last purchaser. Today Mr. Holmes stands ready to pay his dtbt of forty-three year ago He, insists tint the land never has been regularly transferred to any other and will try to establish his claim. When Holmes went to Em poria he was 23 years old. It was he who with an ox team moved C. V. Eskiidge to the new town and the end of the same year hauled the printing press and outfit, from Quin daro for the Emporia News. Plumb, then nit of age, was its editor, and ranacararcararnriraracaracara tJUJL.JLJL.JLJ4.JLJL.JLJt.JWJLJt.JLJLJLJt.JJJLJLUJtJLJLat3 A SENSATION IN GROCERIES Maxey Bros, have recklessly cut prices on groceries. The economical housewife can save enough in her grocery bill today to buy a new wrapper by ordering her groceries of them. Here is a partial lisa of the cheap things you need: Cream and High Flour, per sack - 85c Arbuckles Coffee, per pound . -13c Lion Coffee, per pound - - - - 12c New Kraut, per quart - -5c 3 pounds Standard Tomatoes . - flc 2 pounds Standard Corn - - - - 8c Early June Peas, per can - - - ?c Star Tobacco, per pound - - - 45c Horseshoe Tobacco, per pound -44c Battle Axe, per plug - - - 35c Yeast Foam, per package t 3c 2 oz. Lemon Extract, per boule 5c Nudavine Oat Flakes, 2 lb r.kg - - 5c Clothes Pins, per dozen - - - 1c Stoneware, per gallon - - . - 7c Cranberries, per quart . - 8c Large can of Lye (10c size) - - - . 5c 3 packages Ralston's pancake flour . . .25c Cash paid for eountry produce. tJtjkjcjjcjkikJkJkJujjitJLJiJUJCJuJuiijLakak'j You Must Hurry up, Hurry up, Hurry up, to the GOLDEN RULE PAINT HOUSE and see the volume of work being tamed out every week. House Painting, Paper Hanging, Sign Painting, Glass Setting Also the bargains you can get in Paint, Wall Pappr, Gins? Varnishes, etc. . 1 njuiu,-,. Grocery . Department We lay all profits aside in this department. We pay iSe for Batter and 13c for Eggs. We are nor on ly paying you the highest mar ket price for your produce but you can buy more goods at this store for one dollar thaa at any othtr concern in South ern Kansas. Glance down the list and you will agree with us. Cream and ) QC High Patent Flour fb5c bk 17 lbs Granulated Sugar 98c 1 gal can X. Y. apples 19c 2 boxes imported sardines 19c lb Japan or Imperial tea 19c 1 can Van Houton's cocoa 19c 1 can grated pineapple 19c 2 cans apple butter 19c 1 can 23c peaches i9c 2 cans peas i9c 1 can 23c cherries 19c 5 boxes sardines i9c 3 packages Velvet starch i9c 2 cans 1 2c corn i9c 2 cans 18c Ox heart cherries :9c Jacob Stotler, formerly of Wellington, who came with the piant from Quin daro, was its foreman. In the follow ing year Stotler became its editor. Railroad folders that advertise their mutes to Pi ke's Peak, contain Mn. Holmes' name as the first woman that ever stood at the top of Pike's Peak. A Wellington girl is engaged to a man so far away that it takes eighteen days fora letter to reach him. When she asks him if he still loves her, and thinks of her often, she has to wait tblrty-fcix days before she gets an answer. If you want to work, here is a chance for a job: Bridge and Build ing Foreman Perry of the .Santa F received a call this morning for bridge men to go to Denver. r.a LJ ca La L'J rr L'J ea CO r.a ta E3 en cu rrt C'J r.n ta r.a tj ca tj r.a LJ . C3 Li en ta r.a tj rx ta r.a CJ ra LJ r.a ta ra e-3 rara LJLJ BROS.