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"MI s, I VOLUME XI. WELLINGTON, KANSAS : THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27, 1900. NUMBER 49. ) ! I ?V A" : ft 1ST 1(11 IT OUR ASSORTMENT OP ft! Dili's Mill as our line consists of the very best styles and qualities the market affords. We feel assu ed that it will not only be a pleasure to you looking through our large stock, but at the same time you will readily admit that the PRICES w.e are prepared to quote you will be quite a smziNC if you intend to make any purchases. This season we have made quite a ITS It will pay you to investigate before you make your purchase Now, as far as Holiday Goods are con cerned, you are well aware that we carry the leading line. HJ1 A HfiMEM I IF " I ill! UlSU Clothier Furnisher atter READY FOR A FIGHT. Wakila la company with a man by the name of William Swift. Just as It Wll Stettin? dusk thnv naaaoit th nenancKS nouse, ana one man cot uui, auu appeared 10 oe fooltog with Pond Creek I. Fall ot Stamen au l!:MC"n'"e?Ldr,cts. . . uu tit jcaia uiu, wcub iu iae coro uareome ei toanty seat Contest Dep wck ueia 10 anve op ine horses, and ty Marshall on the Ground. Nothing of imnortance h velopedinthe coutest for thermm, ty seat of Grant county. Ok lahoma, which Is io progress at abut a mile further south.' When he r ona week before Judge J. L. Mc- Atee. Med ford claims that fraud was committed at the county seat election held a year ago and had Pond Creek city, "Berry and Prairie" townships nat cast almost 1,000 fraudulent votes, Medford would have easily have had the required two-thirds mainnt.w f.r all the votes cast over its competitors, Pond CreeK and Jefferson. More than 200 witnesses have been eiamtnpri an far and at least 500 mnrp ham hoon subonenaed. Judiie McAtee has himself hpen busily enizaeed in counting t.hp vntpa cast at the election in 1899, but so far nas round no irregularities. Fearing trouble would occur, as thpre fa a very bitter feeling on the part of Medford people, several United States marshals have oeen summoned, and Ave nf toese officials are now in Pnnrl Creek. Court adjourned Saturday evening, but the case will occupy a week's time vet at east. Hundrpds of strangers are in the town, and hotel acc laimodations are at a pre mium. The mayor of Pond Creek has ordered that ail people shall abstain from talking county seat matters nn the streets under nemltv nf halno jail 'd. Sheriff Shawver. who was In Pond Creek Tuesday, says that Judge Mc- Atee's life has been threatened and that he goes to Enid every afternoon to spend the night. McAtee is al ways accompanied by a body guard in the persun ot the deputy sheriff, ar.d when he goe9 to bis meals in Pond Creek, walks down the middle of the street and avoids the crowds. Pond Creek people are very bitter towards Judge McAtee, claiming that be has shown that his sentiments are with Medford in the contest. The Methodist minister at. Pond Creek has betn compelled to leave the town ior lesiiryiotr lint mere were oniy inree or mur hundred voters lo Ponu Creek. (At the county seat election, Pond Creek cast 3,100 votes.) The minister accounted for his knowl edge of the number of legal voters in Pond Creek bv saving he had canvassed tile town nrinr tnthe election to get names to right an ap plication ror a saloon license, rnd read a list of the Pond Creek voters )2fore the contesting board to sub tantiate his statement?. The mlni9 ter Is staying in Medford at present. There Is little doubt that Medford will win the contest, and blood will begin to flow when the time come for removing the county records from Pond Creek to Medford. Medford officers and citizens will bare to do this, and it is nnenlv nrpdictpd that there will be trouble ot such a serious nature as to attract the attention of the entire country. told them they turnei south again, but had not gone far until one man got out and came toward the house and the buggy druve on. The man coding toward the house had his hat down, hiding his face, and rh hnv thought bira acting strangely. lie soon went to waving a white handker chief. The boy took fright acd ran to the house and ohiiuted t.n ha mower io get me revolver, f:r a drunken man was coming. The fam- It. ill SaH that, thav mora . . .-, tuujiun. x uc i am- i -v v..uu lutj nueuiciiaiiuK lu Hy was in a sod house and she ran to i aaopt tbe child as their own. The Lb0 Tramp hnnap anil rtnf tVin i rpmatns wpro hnrlol a 3 nlwl . " vuu LIUI t CI the man on the ground cmt. in t.n tho buggy. It was turned around and the menarove nowiy oack toward the house, so that they met f.hp hnv h era the road veers to the west, toward the bouse. Bare they asked the hnv where Mr. Howland lived, which is H. E. Suddreth of Cherryvale, tiled a suit In- tbe district court today against the A., T. 4 S. F. Railway company for $5,350 for a broken leg received In Wellington la August. Suddreth says he bought a ticket for Cherryyale the 14th of last August and that he was put on the wrong train. As the train was rounding the curve east of the round house he Jumped off and broke his leg, and laid for four hours helpless. Finally aome onecame along and helped him to town. He says the accident was due to the carelessness of Santa Fe em ployes In directing h'm to the wrong train, and In not slowing down suffic iently to Mblm off. Allen Jnyner, nephew of Mrs. W. M. Ready, died at 4 o'clock Tuesday morning of scarlet fever. The boy was 4 years old June 23, last. lie was taken sick last Wednesday. Mr. Ready arrived home from Arkansas Tuesday, called by the serious Illness oi tne cniia, whom they were raiuing. and was returning when sh mpt. thp children just east of the 6od bouse, ana ine man near by com nc nn. waving bis white handkerchlpf. Rv this time It was so dark that the features ota man could not be dis tinguished very far off. Mrs. npn. dricks told the man to go away or she wouia snoot mm, out he kept coming on. The children hpiran tn chmit. "shoot him, mamma, shoot him." When be was within four or five fppt, of her she 6hot him twice, one bullet entering close to his collar bone. npr the center of the neck, and the other n the left temnle. A coroner's inrc was summoned, but could not agree on a verdict. Another lurv wa ummoned. and after rpadlmr thp pvI. dence. returned a verdict In five mln. utes of justifiable homicide. remains were buried a 3 o'clock npsr, afternoon, the Rpv. T. A. WW. nf ti.o Christian church conducting a brief service Derore tbe body left the house. A. J. Dowis of lluonewell, and Miss Minnie Pratt of Perth, were married at tbe home of the brlds's pirents, Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Pratt, at lVrtu, Tuesday at 8 o'clock. Rev. Thoe. Penlck of Wellington, officiated. Several Wellington people witnessed the ceremony. The newly married people wl'l reside at Hunnewell, where the groom teaches school. There are .nany reasons to believe that a man well known to the Omaha police conceived the plot of the kid naping, and carried It Into effect by the aid of two accomplices, all of whom were seen by neighbors in the Why Not give as Christmas Presents some thing useful as well as ornamental? Can you think of anything that would give more comfort and pleasure than a nice pair of house slippers? The fur trimmed Julietts for ladies in red satin with black fur, yellow satin with brown fur, black kid with black fur and in sertion of red satin, or blue felt with black fur, will be sure to please. In men's we can show you kid velvet or covert cloth, many difler erent colors and Styles, prices 75c to $ 2.00. BUTTREY 1 Terms Cash. vicinity of the mysterious cottage Four witnesses agree as to personal descriptions of the three men, while two more witnesses give Important details in description of one or 1 be other. There is no doubt that any or all may be readily identified if caught, and the personal description of each has beeu wired broadcast. Advice received by the Omaha police department last night from Denver leaves no doubt that the man sup posed to be the leader has just reach ed that city and is in hiding there. I REMNANTS I ISB ... 0 'Cr AND 0. ON SATURDAY, DEC. 29 2 commence our semi-annual Clearance Sale of all Odd Lots and Short Lengths. : You will find Remnants of 1 Jessie Morrison was released from the Eldorado jail Monday, and ate her Christmas turkey at home. Tbe bona is signed hy w, T. tfnwn, bank ere: J. W. is lot) v. hr.. Rf firVman: J W. Skaer. merchant: Henrv Movie. merchant; B. II. Cornelius, stockman; J. n. urowiev. stockman and farmer: J. W. Kibby, Sr., stockman. Allot these men are residents of Augusta. The other signers are C. L. Shidler, a farmer of Loaan townshin: A. F. Cook and C. W. Little, farmers, nf Clay township; J. M. Brewer and C. is. Lrueoaer, larmers, of Hickory towoship. These men are all-well fixed Qaaocially and are the most uromlnent men of RiiMpt county. They are easily worth $200,000, and quaiiry ror a&i.ooo. it is noticed that none of tbe sureties are residents of Eldorado, the borne of the Morrison ana castles. Jessie could nave got ten bail in Eldnrartn nprhnna. hut. thp feeling on both sides in Eldorado Is so intense tuat n was consiaerea oesi to So outside of Eldorado for auretiea. In Eldorado, when anyone shows that hissymoatbles are with the Morri sons, he is nromntlv cut bv the Wilev faction, and if he happens to be In business, is made to reel the displeas ure of those who do not believe In the Innoopnrp nf JpsbIh Morrison. Tnls feeling exists In a lesser degree io every neignoornooa or cutler county, and some go so far as to pre dict that tbe Morrison affair will be felt In the politics of Butler county tor many years to come. The WaUita lfl.T. TTpraM viim a correct version of the killing of Clyde Parker ef Oxford, as follows: One of the saddest tragedies In tbe history nf thla Tiart nf ti rnnntr wrnrrprt last Friday night near the Riverside scnooi nouse, aoout eignt miies souin wefct of here. Mra. Luta Hendricks shot and instantly killed Clyde Par ker. Mrs. Hendricks' husband, Wil liam Hendrlcta. la a enndnrtnr nn tha railroad, and his run Is from Wichita ;o busworin. aits. tienancKs lives with her seven children on tbe clalu. Clvde Parker is a young mm 22 years old. who made his borne with bis parents one mile west, but who spent much lime to town working in restau rants, painting, et lie was occa sionally given to drink. However, he wa9 not considered, vicious, but his own worst enemy. On Friday morn ing he was beTore the police court ot Calicos, Ginghams, Percales, Outings, Can- ton FlanneIs,Shlrtings, Flannelettes, Wool ; en Dress Goods, Silks, Underwear, Flan- nelette Night Robes, Men's Gloves, Mittens, Ribbons, Laces, Embroi i deries, Hoods, Fascinators, J , And many others that will be marked for this sale at about I50CONTHG DOLLHR 5 .g I CLOAKS id ILLIiRY HALF PBICE 1 All Trimmed Hats at Half Price All Ladies' Jackets at Half Price All Children's Jackets at Half Price All Golf Capes at Half Price . 125 Untrimmed Hats at Half Price 8ra m I . WILL BE CLOSED OUT AT A LIBERAL REDUCTION 5 . . "" 5 "Wishing you one and all a Happy and Prosperous New Year, We remain, yours respectfully, . JACOB ENGLB, I WELLINGTON, KANSAS Wakita: and plead guilty of drunken n m ft (t ( (ft m fft (ft fl f ft & fft fft fft fft (ft (ft (ft (ft (ft ,ft fft AvaDout4or&ociock ne lers rf A? AJ 'f I '! 'I'T 'I vf' "I 'i"fvivivi W 1 i t ' " ' " "