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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
The drills startei again last Thurs
day and Friday,
Most of the farmers will finish drill
ing this week if the weather continues
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
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
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
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.
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
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
Flour has advanced to Sl.oo per
Back. Now keep up with the wheat
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
The World! Most Beautiful Woman
iaed Artificial Aldi to
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.
rho Who Work for Living- Gel
Small Rr mnneratloa for Their
"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
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
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
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
Lichty Bros.
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
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
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
During our big sale we have gathered hun
dreds of Remnants. On Saturday One-Fourth
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
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.
Wrap by
Racket Store
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
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.
You Must Hurry up, Hurry up, Hurry up, to the
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. .
. 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
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.
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