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The Argonia Voice from Wellington, Kansas • 5

The Argonia Voicei
Wellington, Kansas
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of DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION. Summer County Full Stalwarts Ticket- Fleet S. C. Today Bur- and Nominate nette 1 for County Attorney. The following ticket was nominated the Democratic convention today: For County Attorney- S.

C. Burnette of Caldwell. For District Clerk -Chas. E. Flanof Wellington.

For Probate Judge-Robt. B. Brown London township. For County Superintendent of Pub- of Instruction T. W.

Brewer Downs township. For Surveyor -J. N. McDavitt of For -Dr. J.

C. Weber of Wellington. Caldwell. For representative 70th district, W. Savage.

For county commissioner 2nd district, E. Van Horn. THIS MORNING'S PROCEEDINGS. The Democratic convention was called to order this morning by Geo. Pitts, chairman of the county central committee, for temporary organization.

The elected: following W. tem- R. porary officers were E. Flandro, secretary. Various committees were Savage, chairman; C.

then appointed, after which the convention adjourned to meet at o'clock this afternoon. THIS AFTERNOON'S PROCEEDINGS. The convention was called to order by Chairman W. R. Savage promptly The 2 o'clock this afternoon.

temporary officers were continued of permanent officers. Reports and committees were heard accepted. After a roll call by townships, they proceeded to nominate a county ticket. It is as follows: For coroner, Dr. J.

C. Webber, of Perth; for county Wellington; surveyor, for county attorney, N. McDavitt, S. C. Burnette, of Caldwell.

by acclamation; for clerk the district court Chas. E. Flandro, of Wellington, acclamation; for probate judge, Robt. B. Brown, by acclamation; for superintendent of public instruction, T.

disBrewer, by acelamationie Quite motion a cussion arose nominate J. W. McLaughlin superintendent of public instruction because of his previously before expressed desire convention. not to phebrimotion to nomwas finally withdrawn, and after one or two other names been presented, T. W.

Brewer nominated. point the convention journed to different rooms to too transact late further business which was be printed in today's issue. No nomination was made for representative of the south district. E. Van Horn, the Populist candidate for commissioner of the second district, was nominated as the candidate of the democratic party.

W. R. Savage was nominated representative of the 7th legislative district, by acclamation. He made rousing old-time democratic speech. School Report.

The schools for the month of September this year show a much better record than they did for the corresponding month ast year. The fol' lowing report for the month just closed compared with the report for the month of September of last year, has just been submitted by Superintendent Bear. Last Year This Year 982 901 Av. daily 868... Per cent 93........

98 Not absent 395........ 716 Cases of tardiness. 181... 121 Per cent not 84........ 91 Pr.

ct. not tardy or ab. 35........ 72 This year there has been one case of suspension, one of corporal punishment, and one of truancy. Visitors 149.

The highest per cent of attendance ever before attained in the record of the schools is 96, as against 98 per cent last month, and the smallest number of cases of tardiness, 121, was recorded last month. The above figures speak fer themselves, as to the unequalled progress of our schools. A gentleman from a neighboring city, well qualified to judge, said a few days ago in passing through this city that he had never visited a place of this size with SO many and such excellent school facilities. Our schools should be the pride of every citizen of Wellington. School Board.

Owing to the absence of a quorum at the regular session of the school board meeting Monday evening, a an adjournment was taken until o'clock last evening, when they met and transacted regular business. Among the most important questions decided at this meeting was that compelling all persons holding claims in the Strip and sending children to the Wellington schools, to pay tuition! It was advanced that a man could claim residence at two places at once, and as a man is compelled by law to accept his claim as his home, all those holding claims are nonresidents of the city, and therefore not entitled to the advantages of our schools without the payment of tuition. Another question before the board was that of the adoption of new spelling book. After some debate on this question, its decision was postponed until the next regular meeting of the board. After allowing teacher's salaries and other bills for the month of September the board adjourned.

Rev. S. T. Marshall, an aged minister of the M. E.

church living in Mayfield, died Thursday morning at 10 o'clock of typhoid fever. The deceased was 82 years of age. Burial was made in the Mayfield cemetery today at 1 o'clock. READ THIS AGAIN. Botkin's Nomination.

True may well be said of the Superior Medicine, the standard blood-purifier, AYER'S SARSAPARILLA Its long record assures you that what has cured others will cure you Figure with Carnes on Farm Loans. POPULIST SPEAKING. Let our readers, especially township Committeemen, cast their eye upon these announc- ments every week. New appointments are published here weekly, MONDAY, OCT. 15.

Avon township, Dalton, speakers, L. Johnson and county candidates. TUESDAY, OCT. 16, Harmon township, Home Valley school house. Levi Hedrick and county candidates.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17, Gore township, Bushnell school house. Speakers, Senator Forney and county candidates. THULSDAY, OCT. 18.

Gore township, Antelope school house, 7T Houston and county candidates. FRIDAY, OCT. 19. township, Redman school house. Speakers, Moore and county candidates.

SATURDAY. OCT. 13. Mayfield school house. Rev.

Durham and county candidates. FRIDAY, OCT. 12. Wellington township, Lovett candidates. school house.

e. Speakers, county All these meetings at 7:30 p. m. People's party Wellington township primary to nominate candidates for township offices, will be held at the usual voting place Tuesday evening, Oct. 9, at half past seven o'clock.

Thompson threshers who have headquarters in the city, left this morning for Missouri on a visit to parents. Wm. Forbes, son of Dr. C. C.

Forbes, of Louisville, arrived in the city, by last the night, sickness having of his been mother. called When the scalp is atrophied, or shiny-bald, no preparation will restore the hair in all other cases, Hall's Hair Renewer will start a growth. People have been coming to Wellington every day this week to attend court--but the republican judge had adjourned court for the campaign. J. Finley Cole, a jeweler and graduate optician of Mt.

Carroll, arrived in the this morning and entered employ of H. P. Hall, the jeweler. loading some, wheat at Dalton Thursday, Reams, merchant of that place fell from a freight car and was severely injured. He sustained some bad bruises and a badly sprained wrist.

Frank Michael leaves goday for Chicago to attend the Chicago dental college. This makes three students in that institution from Wellington. Louis Richardson, J. L. Wetzel and Frank Michael.

The papers announce the death of Chas. C. Martin, son of Senator John Martin, at Hutchinson Thursday morning. This is sad news to his many friends in Wellington and all over the state. He was a noble young man.

Miss Minnie Shaw left Wichita Thursday for Idaho, there to accept an excellent position as teacher in Indian training school. She is graduate of the Wellington High school and well qualified to begin her new experience. E. E. Pember moved his family West Harvey avenue yesterday in the property which he purchased last spring.

During the transfer he ran a splinter beneath his thumb nail, necessitating removol of the nail. It was a very painful operation. A good specimen of the centipede family is the one in possession Prof. Bear. It was captured in Geo.

R. Fultz's cellar. It is of the true and measures about four inchss genus in length. Prof. Beor has it preserved in alcobol as a sample of Sumner county production.

Everything flourishes here. If your child is puny, fretful, troubled with glandular swellings, inflamed eyes, or sores on the head, face, or body a course of Ayer's Sarsaparilla is needed to expel the scrofulous humors from the blood. The sooner you begin give this medicine the better. About twelve o'clock Thursday night some unknown, person approached the front R. J.

Smith's dwellog and attempted to gain entrance hv picking the lock. Mr. Smith Herschel. hearing the noise, got to ascertain the cause, when would-be robber, finding he aroused some one inside, fled around the house and disappeared in darkness. His unknown.

tion be field if this the mal C. J. John the air The Star and Kansan, a Populist paper of Independence, brings the details of Rev. J. D.

Botkin's nominafor congress. Some of them may of interest to our readers. It seems that John Eaton of Wincould have had the nomination Sapp, the Democratic nominee, would have got out of the way, he refused to do, and Eaton would not have it. After reporting the preliminaries, Star and Kansan says: The rules were then suspended to bring out the candidates by an resulted inforballot. The ballot as follows: L.

McKesson. .20 R. D. D. Dr.

Lee A. T. J. Senator W. Farley 2 F.

Sapp. While waiting for report of the committee on resolutions, it was decided to call the various candidates before the convention to speak for themselves. We give only the reference to Botkin: Rev. J. D.

Botkin was the next to appear. Ile commenced by saying that he had just been out on his circuit under orders from Bishop Briedenthal and proceeded to tell of the magnificent meetings that Governor Lewelling had been addressing- -audiences that could only be measured by acre. Hoarse himself from open speaking in the campaign, as Mr. Botkin told of the reasons which had impelled proclaim him from for the pulpit past the six ical economy of the Testament, and the doctrine of justice to all men, drew the convention to himself. man of magnificent presence, an eloquent or orator whole-souled advopeople's cause, who had surrendered his place in the church out upon the stump for the salvation of here and now from the oppression mind wrong they are suffering, he won the hearts of the sunburned toilers who had gathered to choose candidate to represent the working people of the Third Kansas district the halls of the American congress.

After the report of the committee on resolutions it was voted to proceed to ballot tor a candidate. The roll call for the decisive ballot then commenced. As before, Chautauqua and Elk stood solidly for McKesson. bette divided her votes among three leading candidates, giving Kesson four. eight and Ridgeley four, her own candidates, Tanner and Riley, having withdrawn from the race.

Crawford stood almost solidly for Ridgely, only one delegate in the twenty-one being carried away by his admiration for Botkin. Wilson also divided her favors, three McKesson, two for Botkin and could three for Ridgeley. So far no one have supposed this ballot would decisive, but when Cowley plumped nineteen solid votes for Botkin, by Neosho with nine of eleven and Cherokee fourteen her nineteen, it needed only twelve votes Montgomery gave convention's favorite to make Botkin toe candidate. The vote was nounced as follows: McKesson 25 Ridgeley 33 Loud and long continued applause greeted the result and it was some time before the chairman could make himself heard. After a vote making the nomination unanimous, Mr.

kin was called for and again briefly addressed the convention, promising to devote every minute of his all of his strength from now until election to the work of the paign. The final action of the convention before adjournment was a vote pressing the desire of the convention that its candidate should challenge the Republican candidate in that trict to a joint discussion of the ical issues before the people. Saturday's Convention. The Prohibitionists of the county yesterday assembled in mass convention at the G. A.

R. hall. The meeting was called to order by W. K. Folks.

Benjamin Nicholson was elected chairman, and W. H. Schulte, secretary. They then proceeded to nominate a county ticket. It shows as follows: For probate judge, W.

W. Worth; for district clerk, W. H. Mrs. Mary Vasey, of Caldwell; for Schulte; for superintendent of schools, commissioner, of 2nd district, Henry coroner, S.

A. Johnson, of Mulvane; for county surveyor, Will Davidson; for representative M. of 70th for district (north) L. Irwin; representative of 71st district (south) D. M.

Adams. The nomination for county attorney was left blank by motion of Mr. Folks. A collection was then taken, after which the chairman addressed the convention urging a more thorough county organization. The meeting then proceeded to elect officers.

Sumner Whitson was elected permanent chairman of county committee, and O. C. Borger, permanent secretary. The election of township committee was next. They were: H.

J. Winslow, Avon; J. S. Clark, Walton; Holmes, South Haven: Daniel Dawson, Caldwell; M. Kettering, Downs; Henry Armstrong.

Jackson; E. A. Detrick. Caldwell; S. W.

Duncan, Dixon; Daniel Hoskins, Creek; Daniel Johnson, Ryan; J. H. Green, Illinois; and C. C. Curtis, 2nd ward, Chas.

Davidson 5th ward; J. F. Black 3rd ward; J. L. Richards 4th ward; A.

A. Richardson 1st ward, Wellington. Many townships were omitted on account of a lack of county organization. It was voted to let the secretary also act as treasurer. After general discussion of questions convention of the day adjourned and to organization meet at the call of the chairman of the connty central committee.

J. D. Forsyth returned from Iowa roints Friday morning where he has been for the past two months. He visited Des Moines and other principal points, as well as the country about them. He says that Sumner county an Eden in some of Iowa's "drouth scorched districus.

Many people there are virtually without the common articles of life, and will be compelled to face the blasts of an Iowa winter almost unprotected. Should we complain of our condition? POPULISM MEANS THE CAUSE OF THE OF THE COMMON PEOPLE. PEOPLE'S PARTY CONVENTION PLATFORM, JULY 4, ADOPTED 1893. AT THE OMAHA First That the union of the labor forces of the United States, this day commemorated shall be permanent and perpetual. May Its spirit enter into all hearts the for the of salvation of the Republic and uplifting mankind.

Second-Wealth belongs to him who creates It, and every dollar taken from "If industry without an equivalent is robbery, any will not work neither shall he eat. The interests of rural and civic labor are the same; their enemies are identical. Third--We believe that the Lime has either come when the railroad corporations must own the people or the people the corporations, and should the government enter upon the work of owning and managing any or all railroads we should favor amendment to the Constitution by which all persons engaged in the government service regulation shall be of placed under a civil service the most rigid character so as to prevent the increase of the power of the national adminIstration by the use of such additional government employes. We demand a national currency--s fe sound flexible, issued by the genera government, and a full legal tender for without all debts, use public of and banking private, and corporations: that a just, equitable and efficient means of distribution direct to the people at a tax not to exceed 2 cent, per annum, to be provided as set per forth in the sub-treasury plan of the Farmer's Alliance or some better system; also by payments in discharge of its obligations for public improvements. We demand the free and unlimited coinage of silver and gold at the present legal ratio of 16 to 1.

We demand the amount of the circulating medium' be speedily increased to not less than $50 per capita. We demand a graduating income tux. We believe that the moneys of the country should be kept as much as possible in demand the hands of the people, and hence we that all national and state revenues shall be limited to the neeessary expenses of the goveconomically and honestly administered. We demand that postal savings banks be established by the government the for the and safe to deposit of the earnings of people facilitate exchange. Transportation being a means the of government exchange a and should a own public and operate necessity.

the railroads in the interest of the people. The telegraph and telephone, like the transmis- postsion of news, should be owned and operated office system, being a necessity for by the government in the interest of the people. The land, including all the natural sources of wealth, is the heritage of all the people and shouid not be monopolized for speculative purposes, and alien ownership of land should be prohibited. other All lands now held In ex- by the of their actual needs, and lands railroads and corporations cess now owned by aliens should be reclaimed by the government and held for actual settlers only. STATE PLATFORM.

We, the representatives of the People's of the state of Kansas reaffirm in our convention allegiance to assembled, principles do hereby enunciated in the Omaha the platform, and point to the record of our representatives in congress as an evidence meet of of their loyalty to that platform. We this time under conditions which see at and every every prophecy indictment made at which was made there, that time fulfilled in against the Republican and Democratic parties proven. Our sympathies go out to the unemployed, homeless and been landless brought to people their present conof country dition in a great measure through the vicious un-American financial policy of this government; and we hold sacred the declaration of equal; Independence are endowed by their Creator that all men with certain unalienable rights; that among of these are life, liberty and the pursuit We most heartily commend our present happiness. a state officials for their wise and economic administration of state affairs. that dollars, has saved to the taxpayers thousands of and the Populist legislators for their efforts to enact into law every demand of the state We demand the free coinage of silver at the platform adopted at Wichita in 1892.

ratio of 16 to 1, and denounce any party that is so completely under the control of the gold bugs that it dare not take a stand for this all-important question, and which means producersof so much to the wage-earners our We country. reiterate our opposition to all banks de- of issue whether national or state. mand the establishment of postal savings banks by the national government for the protection the of small widespread depositors, distress and caused call at- by the large number of bank failures during the past suffered the loss of all their savings, as eviyear, whereby thousands of depositors dence of this demand. as a test of party fealty. We condemn the unwise and cruel policy of all the governing parties in this nation whose legislation has favored capital and oppressed labor and we hereby their declare our sympathy with all toilers in demand efforts such to legislation as will result in removing some improve their conditions, and of the burdens of toil by shortening the hours of labor without lessening their daily wage.

We demand national and state boards of arbitration to settle and adjust the differences between the employers and employes; and we further demand that where the propof a corporation has been placed in the hands of a receiver, the wages of the erty employes shall be a first lien on its earnings and effects; and we denounce the appointment of officials or parties interested as receivers of any corporation. We demand a service pension, graduated NO that the man who carried musket shall be entitled to the same consideration as the man who wore the epaulet; and said law to be so framed that it will place it forever be yond the power of any official who is unfriendly toward the union soldiers and sailors to change, suspend, or in any way deprive the soldier of his just dues which this government owes him for defending with his life our country and flag. We favor a state irrigation water department, and to investigate methods and encourage more extended irrigation. We demand a freight law based on line of the maximum-rate bill passed by the senate and afterwards defeated by, the Republican house, and quote, in proof of the need of such law, the plank of the Republican in platform 1892, which adopted we in adopt their and state make a part of convention this demand. to-wit: "We insist that the great transportaion companies which derive their their corporate financial exfrom Kansas laws and existence to the people of Kansas fair, equitable from Kansas trade and commerce owe and honest treatment in the matter of freight rates; and we are opposed to the inequitable adjustand oppressive discrimination in the ment of such rates by said corporations, whereby the merchants, shippers and consumers of other states are enriched at the and to the injury of the people of expense Kansas; and we demand of the next legislature the utmost diligence in enacting appropriate legislation providing therefor, mercantile to and the end that the agricultural, other interests of the state of Kansas shall be freight placed rates on a are footing concerned of with equality the so like far inBelieving that all power is invested in the terests of the adjoining states." people and that all laws of approved vital or importance disapbe by them, therefore, we indorse the should initiated and proved initiative and referendum system.

WHEREAS, The People's party came into existence and won its glorious of equal victories rights on the all special privileges to none; therefundamental principles to and fore, be it Resolved, That we favor the do not pending regard con- i stitutional amendment, but a How's This. How's This. We offer One Hundred Dollars Reward for any case of Catarrh that canbe cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. not F. J.

Cheney Props, Toledo, 0. We the undersigned, have known FJ Cheney for the last 15 years, a and believe him perfectly honorable in all business trencactions and financially able to carry out any obligations by their firm. West Truax, Wholesale Druggists, Toledo, O. Walding, Kinnan MarWholesale Druggists, Toledo, 0. Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internacting directly upon the and inucous surface of the system.

Price ally, 75 cents per bottle. Sold by all Druggists. Testimonials free. When you are in Welling THE FAIR. ton do not forget that you can find Dry Goods and Notions of all kinas.

The best styles and quality and at the lowest prices, at THE FAIR, OPERA Wellington, BLOCK, Kansas Cheap Coal. Paste this in Your Hat for Future Reference. WEIR CITY lump, ton CANON CITY egg $6.40 WEIR CITY nut 3.25 QUITA semi-anthracite 7.80 FRONTENAC lump 3.50 LOS CERRILLOS (New 9.00 FRONTENAC nut 3.25 PENNSYLVANIA 11.50 Leave orders at uptown office, first door east CANON CITY lump 6.40 of Sumner National bank. Above prices for screened coal at Mill. Add 20c for delivering in ton lots.

HUNTER MILLING CO. Judge Ray received a telegram from Ed Hoch denying the statement published in the VOICE from a colored man in this city. The colored man insists that he told the truth--but Hoch says he never lived at Perryville and that none of his folks ever owned slaves. Judge Ray also has a letter from father saying that the VOICE editor ought to have a suit of prison stripes and that he is coming down to make trouble. Mr.

Ray says it is an outrage that allows a man to say such things about a man's family without being shot. The VoIcE published the statement of the him as good authority at least as Dynamite Greer, or a professional gambler of Kansas City--and believing the family honor to be no dearer to Mr. loch than the honor of Governor Lewelling, Dick Chase or Dr. Pilcher is to them. The republicans set the pace, quoting irresponsible, malicious, depraved human creatures to blast the reputations of trusted officials.

And when an honorable colored man makes a statement about republicans we believe his word at least as good authority as "rumors of corruption." We have nothing against Mr. Hoch's family--nor even against Ed, as long as he behaves himself and treats other people decently. The fact that he boasts of helping to batter down the state house door, and unblushingly lies about Populist officials, calling them anarchists and lawless lunatics, gives color to the probability of him living in a glass house himself. Even if the story were absolutely true he would certainly deny it. Wo hope it is not true, and that the colored man is mistaken- -that it was some other Hoch.

Ed has burdens enough to bear in his glory starred leadership of the state house riot. The colored man referred to has written to some of his friends at Marion and Perryville for further information, and If wrong, will gladly retract the statement. Our Apology. The residence on the farm of H. J.

Frantz, two and a half miles north of the city was badly wrecked by Monday's storm. A family by the name of Smart were living in the house at the time, and had a very narrow escape. One of the children who was sitting in a chair when the cyclone struck, sprang up just in time to avoid being crushed to death by the chimney crushing through the house. The entire family miraculously escaped with but slight injuries. Much damage was done north of here.

Many of our readers will learn with sorrow of the death of E. W. Ellsworth, cousin of George Pitts, and a member of the famous league base ball club of 1887. Mr. Ellsworth was highly esteemed by his many Wellington friends both as a citizen and an extellent ball player.

He died at his home in Hayworth, Sept. 23. His death was very sudden, and unexpected to everybody. Those who mourn his loss, certainly have the sympathy of all his Wellington friends. Marriage License.

A marriage license was issued to the following parties this morning: Wm. J. Belle Plaine 1 Carrie Clewell. Plaine They were married this morning by Judge Naugle. The groom's father is well and favorably known in Belle Plaine, and the contracting parties are admired oy all who know them.

Mrs. Flanders, wife of Conductor George Flanders died Monday night at Colorado Springs, Col. The remains of the deceased will be brought to Caldwell for burial. Interment will be made as soon as the corpse arrives. Mr.

Flanders has the deepest sympathy of his many friends in Wellington. WILLIS K. FOLKS. HONEY Flote HONEY THING EQUALS MADE. ANY- HONeY Honey Bee Good Honey Bee Some.

Honey Bee WHOLESONE. MANNA PURE FOOD. Manna Economy Health giving. Flour, 50 lbs 50c. Flour, 50 lbs 50c.

Flour, 50 lbs 50c. Flour, 50 lbs 50c. Flour, 50 lbs 50c. Flour, 50 lbs 50c. Flour, 50 lbs 50c.

Flour, 50 lbs 50c. Flour, 50 lbs, 50c. Bring in change. Manna Willis K. Folks.

Willis K. Folks. Willis K. Folks. Willis K.

Folks. Willis K. Folks. Willis K. Folks.

Willis K. Folks. Willis K. Folks. Wil K.

Folks. Wheat and Ex- JACOB ENGLE To Supply the Wants of the People. Under Price IS the Mission of Engle's Store, Wellington, How well we succeed may be seen from the vast throngs that crowd each and evary department in response to the wonderful values of our Great Slaughter Sale. To satisfy yourself how cheap we are selling all kinds of Dry Goods and Millinery, we vite you to call at our store and compare our startling low prices with what you have been paying for the same goods elsewhere. Grear slaughter of 10-4 white and grey Blankets, 48c, Regular price, 72C Men's natural Merino Under shirts, regular price 45c.

Slaughter price 25c. Ladies Ribbed Vests, regular price 40c, slaughter price, 25c. Ladies Ribbed Pants, regular price 40c, slaughter price 25c Phenomenal and matchless bargains in Dress goods and Millinery JACOB ENGLE Died. Died..

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