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l COUNTRY
Illinois District.
Vie had a good rain Saturday, De
cember 22. The first raiu to amount
o any thing since the last of October.
Isorman Davis went out to Wyom
ing a few months ago to work in the
mountains. He had an attack of rheu
matism while there and returned home
a couple of weeks sinci When he re
turned he was almost helpless. lie is
now about well.
Christmas came on Friday to many
this year. The teacher and scholars of
Illinois had a fine tree and appropriate
exercises that day. Each scholar
placed a present on the tree for some
schoolmate. The teacher, Miss Jessie
11c Daniel, gave a treat to all the schol
ars. There was a good attendance of
the parents. The Antioch school were
visitors also that day. The Clark
school had a good program for the oc
casion the 6ame afternoon. Jackson
Center had theirs at night the same
date. The schools will have the usoal
holiday vacation.
The wolf hunt last Saturday did not
Materialize if we may judge by the
start from the southeast comer.
Vint Nutt is shelling corn in the
neighborhood when the weather per
mits
One of the large posters of the insti
tute was hung up in one of our school
hou es two days. Nealy every scholar
in that school, who was large enough,
attended the evening session.
IW. II T. Xichol gave a kineto
scope and graphophone exhibition at
the Kome church cdnesday night,
Dee. :'r,tii.
There was a company gave a concert
at the Rome school hoe last week
Last week Mr. Omo built a Hue on
Dr. Daniels house Dr. assisted him,
It is not often we see two men over
seventy-five years old on top of a two
story house. They were getting the
house in readiness for the Dr's. wed
ding which look pli.ee a few days
after.
They will try the wolf hunt again
the laot of the week.
ROME FA KM Kits' INSTITUTE.
The first farmers' institute was held
kt the hall in Rome on Tuesday, tne
18th The first topic was "Wheat Cul
ture" by Jasper iiiiams. All who
know him know he is one of the best
and most practical speakers in the
county, lie presented the subject in
an interesting and practical way Fa
vors early sowing as far as possible
from the ISth of Neptemoer; thonongh
cultivation of the ground; cutting as
Bear the time that all the heads are
first ripe as possible: early in the sea
son sows one bushel per acre, as the
season advances increase the quantity
to one and a half bushel.
After a splendid picnic, dinner was
served in the hall.
I'rof. Clothier give an address on
"Soil vultare.V howia;- how the
water ries from below and evanorates
when it reaches the surface. The
gTouml should be thoroughly pulver
ized ana packed; then the surface kept
fine an t leu -o, a dust mulch. lie had
charts showing the value of fertility
tak n fro-n the soil: also the value of
dilier. nt crops for feed.
I 'res on Wyckoff led on the '"Alfal
fa"' tjuestion If the ground is filled
with seeds of crab grass or other
weeds, sow in the fall so that the alfal
fa will get the start of the weeds in
the spring; prefers broadcast sowing
to drilling.
Charles Covell gave an interesting
talk on "The Horse for Kansas Farm
ers " The druft horse is the most
profitable horse for the farmer to raise
Choose some good breed and stick to
it; raise the best or none.
The question box was answered by
Prof. Cottrell and others. The best
soil for an orchard in the locality is
the creek bottom.
Prof. Stryker came down on the neon
tram and stayed until 4 p. m. He was
called on to address the institute on
"Consolidating Schools." He present
ed the advantages of it in a strong
way. The time was limited so that he
could not go into the subject as he
would if he had had more time
At an early hour the hall was well
filled again. A large per cent being
young peopie.
Frof. Cottre'.l's subject was "How to
Make Farming Fay." The first part
was addressed to the young men and
women having the advantages of the
course of study of the agricultural col
lege Wheat exhausts the ground
more than corn. History show.s that
exclusive wheat raising for years ruins
any country. We must raise more
cattle and forage crops that will en
rich instead of impoverish the soil.
"How to Heautify Our Homes'' was
assigned to Miss Holland. She being
absent Frof. Cottrell was requested to
fill the place. He gave the negative
side of the question. He described
the sod houses on the short grass re
gion during the depression. It was a
dark picture.
Mrs. Chenoweth and Miss Cole enliv
ened the af ternoon and evening ses
sions with good music. Fred Omo
assisted in the evening.
As 'ar as we have heard all who at
tended were well pleased and wish the
institute to become a permanent in
stitute. People came ten miles to at
tend. Mayfield.
Mrs. Selfrede and daughter have
gone to Colorado to spend the holi
days Eev. Link Snyder preached at the
ML E. church Tuesday night.
Elmer and Ralph Stockings, who are
attending school at Winfield, cime
home to spend Christmas.
Ralph Gilbert, who is attending
school at Emporia, is spending the hol
idays at home.
Dr. Leonard Sanders and Dr. Iler
schel Neel, who are attending a medi
ical college at Kansas City, are spend
ing their vacation at home.
Mrs II. L. Deer is quite sick.
"Will Deer, who is going to school at
Sedalia, Mo., is here during the holi
days Mr. and Mrs. Walker of Illinois ar
here visiting the latter 's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Rose.
Mat Gilliland and family came np
from the Strip to spend the holidays
with the latter 's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Snyder.
Vol Harmon and two oldest children
are visiting relatireS here,
Makes the food more delicious end wholesome
r") oewxp
The union Christmas exercises and
tree at the Baptist church Monday
night was well attended. The exer
cises were very good. Old Santa came
and talked to the children. Most every
one present got a treat or present oft
the tree.
Mr J. H Martin has lost quite a
number of calves, caused by black leg.
What he had left were taken over to
Mayfield Monday to be vaccinated as a
preventative.
Chester Good, we are sorry to report,
has taken a relapse.
J. L. Goodrum's baby is quite sick.
Elzie Parish Freeman and family
of near Renfrow, came up Sunday to
spend Christmas.
Grace Good is very sick with typhoid
fever.
The Methodists will commen-e a
series of meetings next Sunday nidit
Mrs George Weber is being visited
by a sister from the eastern part of
the state.
Caldwell.
Your scribe took in the poultry show
at Wellington and I would say it was a
good show and the exhibitors are proud
of their display as it was a grand success
every way and was far the best show we
ever attended in the county. A good
display of Belgian hares, pigeons and
other pet stock but the premiums were
not of sufficient value to induce competi
tion. We must rectify this mistake next
year.
From Another Correspondent.
Another stone has been added to the
pyramid of time from wheuce the jour-1
ueyuien of earth may look back upon the
plane of life and reflect on its usefulness
or its fruitlessness. The Christmas time
is the one time of year when the rancor
and malice of men soften; when the wan
derer from home and friends turns his
face toward the hearthstone and the
memories of youth fill him with recollec
tions that make him nearer the image of
Him whose birth we commemorate. In
Caldwell this has been a most happy and
well observed occasion. All the churches
held services and the children
who were not blessed with homes and
plenty (and there are few such) were
made happy by the various churches and
Sunday schools.
Senator Elect R. T. Simons was in To
peka the latter part of last week getting
his instructions on the senatorship fight
and finding a boarding place for himself
and wife. He says he is right in the
Burton-Grimes neighborhood. He de
nies, however, that he has joined that
crowd for keeps.
Fred E. Cragin, wife and baby, Sum
ner, are in town visiting Hon. Chummy
Fields and other friends.
Judge Burnette came in "o!T the road"
to spend Christmas with his family. He
will leave the employ of the Deering
Harvester Co. January first and will de
vote his entire time to ;he law, owing to
the increased business of his firm.
H. A. Ross left Christmas morning to
be gone a couple of weeks hunting in
the Indian Territory. He will stop off a
lew days to visit his sister, Mrs. Dr.
Hume, at Anadarko.
S. A. Maxwell, our genial and accom
modating agent at the Santa Fe depot,
has been tendered the station at Alva,
Okla., and has accepted. He will as
sume his new duties some time this
week, and his family will follow as soon
as they can get a house to move into.
Mr. Maxwell has had charge of the sta
tion here for a number of years, and by
his good business methods, uniform cour
tesy and good fellowship has been able
to hold the trade for his line over the
most desperate competition. Caldwell
loses a most estimable family, and the
best wishes of all go with them to their
new home.
Claude and Carl Lynch of Wellington
were here a couple of days last week vis
iting their brother, C. S. Lynch.
John Ryland and Miss Novella Cross
lin, both of this city, were married at
the Baptist church, December 25th.
These are two of Caldwell's most popu
lar young people and their union prom
ises to be most auspicious. The groom
is proprietor of . one of the leading bar
ber shops and is a man of excellent hab
its, industrious and prosperous. The
bride is a daughter of B. E. Crosslin, a
contractor and builder, of this city. She
is a graduate of the Caldwell high school;
is accomplished and refined, sensible of
the duties she assumes. John is indeed
fortunate to win her for his bride.
S. C Burnette was looking after le?al
business at Perth and Wellington last
rnaay.
JimCutshall has sold his farm of 160
acres, three miles west of town, to C. T.
Humphrey of Wellington. Considera
tion J1450;
Emerson Gummings drifted ;n from
Denver to spend the holidays with his
parents (?) Emerson has acquired that
east gay and breezy western style since
he lett these parts.
Argonla.
Mrs. J. 0. Matthews and Pearl Mar
shall were visitors at the seat of justice
Wednesday.
Prof. Lynn entertained the pupils of
tne high school at his home Friday even
ing. Most all of his pupils were present
The evening was spent in playing games
and social chat Mr. Lynn and wife
proved themselves to be charming enter
tainers.
Our city band gave their fourth annnal
concert at the I.O.O.F. hall Saturday
evening. In spite of the indement
weather a large crowd was present to
show their gratitude and interest they
Lave in the band. The program render
ed was an excellent one. Some few oth
ers took part in the program. These de
serve special mention: Drill by the
fnmary pupus; "Modern audevule by
our little girls; "Old Maid's Consola
tion" by the Yellow Hammer quartet
and the ditterent selections by the band,
The people of the city feel very proud of
the boys and felt themselves fully repaid
tor tneir attendance.
A company consisting of seven young
co., nr von.
men went out on a rabbit hunt Tuesday.
They succeeded in killintr
the pests. The same day another com
pany 01 nve went out ana succeeded in
kiilincr 12? of the animals An i ntprpat-
ing time and lots of fun are reported by
lhjlu companies.
Paul Burkholtz. who hat rxpn in nnr
community for several years, returned to
his home in Illinois Thursday.
Goldie Warbourton crnie home fmm
Winfield Saturday to spend vacation
with her parents.
Earnie and Frank Jones arrived Sun
day from Pittsburg, Kans., to visit their
parents.
Many college and high school students
are spending tneir vacation at home.
Ezra Bland and Miss Nettie Ioerger
were married Wednesday night, Rev. I.
F. Hodge officiating.
Frank Beals opened a night school of
seven pupus u ednesdav evening.
A. W. Lynn and family are visiting
relatives at loia, eb.
The M. E. Sunday school gave their
usual Christmas exercises on Monday
evening.
Rev. Snyder is holding a series of
meetings at the Baptist church.
John Widick and wife of Pond Creek,
Okla., are visiting the latter's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Tannehull.
Miss Iva Dilley returned Thursday
evening trom lexas where she has been
visiting.
Mr. Green, brother of Edith Green,
was in the city 1-nday.
Valley Center School
Daniel Morris will Ktipni bis vaca
tion with relatives in the vicinity of
reck.
Mr. Brownwell of Caldwelll is work
ing for Geo. Mitchell.
Miss Maude Watts is the rrnpst of
relatives and friends in Oklahoma
A rjleasant rain Greeted the first
pales of Saturday's dawn and was
a uuppy surprise io an. v neai was in
sore need.
Messrs. H. E. and RoVrt Jnrdiin
came down from Kansas City recently
H. E. is a student in dentistry at Kan
sas City and will spend vacation with
reianvcs ann irienos in this coram d-
n:ty.
W. H. Woodhouse will leave Tues
day for Hutchinson, Kansas.
Mrs S. J. Rerick lost another mule
recently; the icraaining animals are
now under nuarantine by order of the
county snerirt.
Mrs. J. Mitchell of El Reno, 0. T.,
is visiting with her son, Mr. George
amcneiu
An audience filling the house to its
utmost capacity and occupying much
room without the win '.ows listened to
the play of "A Noble Outcast"' last
Friday evenin? at the Vallev Center
literary society. Ail beamed highly
peasea wuu. tne perlormance and
irom an appearances it was a decided
success.
S. H. Lambdin returned f-nm Van
sas City medical college last Friday
night. Stanfield looks well and hearty
ana nas lost none 01 his old time cor
diality and cheerfulness which has and
wui maife mm inenas.
Yalley Center school dismissed Fri
day last for a week's vacation and rec
reation.
Miss Stella Ricord will leave In
few days for Oklahoma on an extended
VI Sib
The caste of players for the drama of
a isooie uutcast is to be rendered
at Mr. Dawson s residence next Tues
day evening.
Mrs. George Mitchell, who is visiting
in iew 1 otk writes that she is enjoy
ing a very pleasant visit there.
Council Hill.
Frank Piatt came in from Argonia last
wee where he has been threshing wheat
Parties are all the rage in tbis comma
nitv. It is a irood thintr for vounc npn
pie li come together in socinl'gatherings
nnd older ones. too. for that matter
put 1 douDt whether there be any elevat
ing innuence in the modern party a
now carried on.
The sad news of the death of littV Vv.
Shaw at Pond Creek, Okla., comes to us.
Mr. and Mrs. Shaw are old friends of
ours.
The wheat fields that have been pas
tured are Degmning to get short,
Miss Agnes Greenlee of Emporia has
uccu vuming at council iiui lor a le
days.
Herman Craw of Hayesville, the phon-
ograpn man, nas neen giving entertain
menu in the Arkansas Valley of late.
Eld. G. H. Corn, wife and little daugh
ter visitea at council Hill last Monday.
The old man is quite proud of the little
aaugmeroi nisoiaage
We visited the high school last Thurs-
1 y 1 1 .1 .....
uay ana iouna tne institution m excel
lent running order. Dollie WinfcV
Minnie Howe and Miss Ester represent
this neighborhood in the school.
Mrs. Geo. A. Davis has our sympathy
and the svmpathv of the entire commu
nity in the loss of her husband, who fell
a short time ago from Mr. Turney's barn
ana aiea irom tne injuries received a
iew aays later.
Charlie Bishop, our teacher, took in
the lecture at Wellington Friday evening,
Cleardale.
Sam Whitehead went on a visit to his
parents, near Blackwell, who have just re
turned from Kentucky;
The wolf hunt to extend over Walton
township promises to be a big thing.
The rain Saturday was a boon to the
wheat.
E. Nuttle has procured an agency out
fit for "Galveston Horrors" and is to
canvass Sumner county and Kay county,
Okla.
Secure the "15th Annual Report of the
Bureau of Animal Industry" by Secreta
ry Wilson on "The Zebroid, the male of
the 20th century."
Say, brother, when yonr neighbor calls
to see you about that free delivery peti
tion treat him kindly, sign it and send
him on his way rejoicing.
Til A literonr .t,1 !.
...-.. j ah jmu kuwi uuusc
voted quite a success Friday night
uuii-uy aaujj tor us grcauy u our enter
tainment Question for debate next Friday night:
Resolved, "That Men Become Great by
imitation, uoason and strong, cham
pions. District Eighty-Three had an interest
ing Christmas program Friday evening.
Santa Claus appeared on time distribut
ing his burden among the children. The
children did well and everything went
off comraendably.
Our citizens are experiencing quite an
inconvenience from discontinuance of
Cleardale postoffice. We think they
would be ready to sign a petition to es
tablish a tree delivery route.
Marrite Licenses.
Montie Wazoner. 20 Arimnla
Idoola Beals, 20 Argoola
Artie Freeman, over 21 Mavflelrt
Emma Getty, over 21 Mayfield
J. M. Francis. 22.. ..Unnwav Snrlnirs
Evalyn S. Goocli, 20.Conway Springs
Wm. Wbttson, 24 Guthrie, O.T.
Emma L. Newton, 21 MulvaDe
Richard Courtright, 20..Blackstone
Alma u. Crouch, 21 Lyle, U.T
J. F Rtland. 25 Caldwell
Novella M. (Jtos-liu, 19 Caldwell
U.J Hall, 27 Caldwell
I Jtunie N. Williams, 27. ...Caldwell
i A. BecktMheimer, over 2l..Mavfleh1
( Ida. Snyder, over 21 May Held
J G. W. S.-haffer. 45....&chaffer. O.T
I Lei.ora Aroett, 3o Belle Plaine
I A.J. Dow is 22 Perth
Minnie Pratt, 21 Perth
i Orville R. Stewart.. .Belle Plaine
I Edna B. Morris, 20 Cicero
Twelfth sreet, wet of Washington
tvenue, is heiugi nenei ud and will
make a delightful drive to the Coun
ty High school building. At present
me otiiV desirable arive to ine Counrv
High school building is wet f-n Har
vey nnd north ou Chestnut. The
opening cf Twelfth street will make a
better rnve, and make the school
more accessible for buggies and teams.
The Rock Island railroad will put in
iT(,ir.gs on Twelfth street soon, and
the city at present, has a force f
men at work grading the street, cut
ting down hills and filling in low
nlaces. Tne city recently onend V
street north of Eleventh, cutting
down the old hnta Fe urade and
filling in a place twelve or fifteen feet
deer. These improvements have
helped the appearance cf northwest
Wellington con-dderably, and added a
great deal to the value of property
there.
E. E. Brown gives Trading Stamps.
On aiTount uf the rain, the Pi 1 th
olf hunt, which was announced for
S ituriiay, was postponed until Friday
.if this week. In t lie event of toriuy
wenher Frid;iy, the hunt, will occur
on the ' i.lowiug d iv. Tne chase will
rover 25 squire milts of Jacksiu
township, the north line of which Is
one milts sou'h of toe township 1'ne
1 rid tb? ejst lin" of which is lie
Siutl; Ha v.. -n township road The
drive wi: boi;iii promptly 10 a in.
and .'II pirticipants in the clne will
be strnly undr the comnind of !h'
IhVers in etiaa'f, Will Laprant, Lee
Felt, .Tot:n Jeffrvs, L. W. J hnon
and E ihu Brown No large rifles or
Winchesters will b: allowed. A num
ber of Wellinetun people will take
part in the chase.
The night before Christmas Santa
Ulaus visited the poor farm and left
presents for all the inmates which
were distributed Christmas morning
by Superintendent J. A. Stewart, and
were received wMh many evidences of
satisfaction by the iomates. The day
was spent in a social way. At noon
the Inmates all hat down to a turkey
dinner, which was provided by Mrs.
Stewart, the matron of the Instltu
tion. All enjoyed the dinner and
called to memory many such occasions
when they were In more fortunate
circumstances.
J. J. nail and Jennie N. Williams,
both of Caldwell, were married by
Probate Judpe Kt.affelbach Monday.
$25,000.00 Given Aw?y.
In the past year Dr. Pierce has given
away copies of bis great work, The
Feoples Common Sen-e Medical Advis
er, at an expanse to him of $2.",Ooaoo
exclusive of postage This standard
book on medicine and hygiene, con
tains 1003 pages and more than 700 il
lustrations. It treats of the greatest
and gravest problems of human life in
simple English, from a common sense
point of view. It answers those ques
tions of sex which linger unspoken
npon the lips of youth and maiden. It
is essentially a family book, and its
advice in a moment of sudden illness
or accident may be the means of sav
ing a valuable life. This great work
is stnt absolutely free on receipt of
stamps to pay thp cost of mailing only.
Send 21 one-cent stamps for the book
in paper binding, or 31 stamps for
cloth covers. Address Dr. E. V
Fierce, Buffalo, N. Y.
Notice of Annual Meetlnj.
The twelfth annual meeting of the
Southern Kansas Mutual Insurance Com
pany will be held on Tuesday, January
8, 1901, at 1 o'clock p. m., at the general
office with Renn & Newbold, Welling
ton, Kansas. Five directors for three years,
one for two years and two for one year will
be elected, and other matters of import
ance will be discussed. All members in
good standing will have a voice in the
election.
A. J. McMakis, President
W. J. Newbold, Secretary. 2t
Emporia Gazette: Eldorado girls
are getting foxy. Since Jessie got off
another girl is suing a band bolder for
r2,500 for "breach of contract." It
was an Emporia girl who wanted ber
steady to par, up a 1 30, COO bond that
he metot business when he called the
third time. . . . A woman writes to this
office to say that the Gazette should
quit making fus of women and their
affection for worthless men. Sbesays
that tore Isn't a man In town so poor
and trifling that be is not some wom
an's Ideal Man. Ta which the Gaz
ette would reply that any man who
flatters her properly ia an ideal man
'to too many women. One Union
'street woman Is now having a Terrl
I Die Affair with ber fifteenth.
AT THE CLOSE3
OF ANOTHER YEAR'f'
We wish to thank our many customers for their
liberal patronage daring our immense fall trade and
holiday trade. We also wish to jog your memory
of the fact that we are in a position to give you bet
ter values for your money than ever before. We
will again shortly begin to pile up one of the big
gest and best stocks ever offered in Sumner county.
Thanking you in advance for all the court
esies and wishing you a happy and prosperous New
Yeai, we are, yours for business, which pays you
as well as us.
LICHTY BROS
WELLINGTON, KANSAS
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