THE WINFIELD COURIER
[Beginning Thursday, October 6, 1881.]
[THE OLD SOLDIERS - GETTING READY FOR THE REUNION.]
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 6, 1881 - FRONT PAGE.
Below will be found the proceedings of township meetings, organizations, and muster rolls as far as heard from. The last week before the reunion we will publish the muster rolls
Special meeting called by Vice President Maher. Mr. Steuber was nominated and elected to the chair. Officers elected as follows.
Captain: C. H. Bing.
First Lieutenant: J. W. Weimer.
Second Lieutenant: Lewis Stevens.
Orderly Sergeant: John Flint.
First duty Sergeant: J. M. Bair.
Second duty Sergeant: J. R. Shannon.
Third duty Sergeant: W. Wilson.
Fourth duty Sergeant: Abijah Howard.
Color bearer: Sam Phoenix.
First Corporal: L. B. Stone.
Second Corporal: D. Roberts.
Third Corporal: D. Maher.
Fourth Corporal: W. McCormick.
Fifth Corporal: Poke Robbins.
Sixth Corporal: T. Tice.
Seventh Corporal: T. Watt.
Eighth Corporal: H. Belwood.
H. H. Hooker was chosen to procure old fashion martial music. Time fixed for march as follows: North Richland falls in line of march on October 20th., camps at the south line of Richland; on 21st again at six a.m. sharp, by a signal of reveille and fall in take up our line of march to Winfield where we may meet many of our old comrades and enjoy the past and chuckle around the camp fires and fight the battles over, dwell in old patriotic songs and airs of rebellion times. Boys we were right not wrong, forget not the old flag each and everyone rally to the call. A suggestion by J. W. Weimer and decided and put on motion and carried without a dissenting vote, that all the ex-soldiers of Richland township on the day of march to Winfield shall promptly be on hand at the set time and place, at Floral, 8 a.m. sharp. Business closed by voting thanks to the patriotic women of Richland for the presentation of a nice flag.
Builders of flag as follows: Mrs. Sam Phoenix, Mrs. Wm. Vandwood, Mrs. W. R. McPherson, Miss Kitty Williams, Miss Mary McPherson.
H. H. HOOKER, Secretary.
C. H. BING, CO. B, 56 OHIO VOL., CORP.
J. W. WEIMER, CO. R, 163 OHIO VOL., PRIVATE.
THOS. WATT, CO. R., 160 OHIO VOL., PRIVATE.
THOS. TICE, CO. G, 50 OHIO VOL., PRIVATE.
DAVID STALTER, CO. F, 123 OHIO VOL., PRIVATE.
GEO. BARNUM, CO. E, 28 OHIO VOL., PRIVATE.
LEWIS STEVENS, CO. D, 86 IND., CAPT.
R. W. STEVENS, CO. D, 86 IND., SERGEANT.
JAS. WRIGHT, CO. I, 17 IND., PRIVATE.
WM. C. McCORMICK, CO. G, 86 IND., PRIVATE.
H. H. HOOKER, CO. I, 72 IND., WILDERNESS, SCOUT.
H. BELLWOOD (SUBSTITUTE.)
WM. M. MILLER, CO. C, 81 IND., PRIVATE.
THOS. BOWERS, CO. H, 30 INC., PRIVATE.
S. J. SMOCK, CO. G, 70 IND., PRIVATE.
W. WILSON, CO. D, 24 IND., PRIVATE.
D. READ, CO. F, 46 ILL., PRIVATE.
C. L. BANNISTER, CO. A, 97 ILL., SERGEANT.
H. H. ROBINS, CO. E, 56 ILL., PRIVATE.
R. THIRSK, CO. E, 110 ILL., PRIVATE.
J. W. GROOM, CO. M, 11 ILL., PRIVATE.
A. STUBER, CO. M, 11 ILL., CAPTAIN (MEXICAN SOLDIER).
JOHN LANIER, CO. G, 12 ILL., PRIVATE.
JAS. SIZEMORE, CO. B, 145 ILL., PRIVATE.
H. R. BATTLER, CO. I, 11 ILL., PRIVATE.
T. S. PIXLEY, CO. E, 10 ILL., PRIVATE.
JOHN FLINT, CO. C, 8 MO., PRIVATE.
J. TRICKEY, CO. L, 5 MO., PRIVATE.
S. I. HOLAWAY, CO. E, 41 MO., PRIVATE.
WM. CAYTON, CO. G, 2 MO., CAVALRY.
G. W. DAVIS, CO. K, 9 MO., CAVALRY.
M. J. SANFORT, CO. D, 1 MO., MIL.
SAM PHOENIX, CO. I, 2 MO., MIL.
A. J. YARBRAUGH, CO. M, 12 MO., PRIVATE.
T. K. SHANNON, CO. I, 8 IA., PRIVATE.
G. S. HAMILTON, CO. K, 19 IA, PRIVATE.
J. ANDERSON, CO. A, 36 IA, PRIVATE.
P. M. OLESEM, CO. F, 13 CONN., PRIVATE.
DAVID ROBERTS, CO. K, 12 KAS., PRIVATE.
L. B. STONE, CO. I, 2 KAS., PRIVATE.
J. E. POWELL, CO. A, 6 KAS., PRIVATE.
M. W. IRWIN, CO. H, 4 TENN., SERGEANT.
DAN MAHER, CO. 3, 44 KY., SERGEANT.
R. E. BROOKING, CO. A, 18 KY., SERGEANT.
JOSEPH CURD, CO. E, 10 KY., SERGEANT.
J. R. THOMPSON, NAVY.
J. M. BAIR, CO. I, 112TH OHIO VOL., INFANTRY.
E. D. RINEHART, CO. K, 184TH PENN.
C. EVERETT, PRIVATE, CO. E, 37TH ILL. INFANTRY.
In pursuance of an invitation extended to the old soldiers of Silver Creek township by the Central Committee at Winfield, on the 21st and 22nd of October in a grand reunion, the old soldiers met at Burden the 27th inst., and organized a company of veterans. Below will be found the names of officers chosen and roll of members, which includes a number of ex-confederates who wish to participate. The following officers were elected.
Captain: Richard Fitzgerald, Co. A, 14 Ind. Inft., private.
1st Lieut.: Harvey Smith, Co. B, 44 Ind., Sergt.
2nd Lieut.: Samule Tull, Co. H, 16 Ind. Inft., Lieut.
Ord. Sergt.: John Stout, Co. K, 20 Va. (confederate), private.
Color Bearer: Ed. Pate, Co. C, 53 Ind. Inft., Sergt.
Color Bearer: Thomas McGraw.
NAMES OF MEMBERS.
DANIEL KENTON, CO. I, 15 IND. INFT., PRIVATE.
CORNELIUS HARRINGTON, CO. B, 41 ILL. INFT., PRIVATE.
T. J. FLOYD, CO. K, 12 OHIO VOL. CAV., PRIVATE.
ISAAC GATTUN, CO. E, 102 OHIO VOL. CAV., PRIVATE.
J. H. PHELPS, CO. I, 2 ILL. L. ART., PRIVATE.
W. R. VANHOUZIER, CO. E, 1 KY. CAV., CORP.
W. H. CLAY, CO. K, 14 MICH., SERGT.
J. M. McCOMAS, CO. C, 43 ILL. INFT., CORP.
C. T. COCKRUM, CO. E, 1 TENN., PRIVATE.
SMITH GAILAY, CO. I, 6 KS. CAV., PRIVATE.
WM. BROWN, CO. F, 105 ILL. INFT., PRIVATE.
P. E. WALTON, CO. A, 4 IND. INFT., CORP.
CLARK WALTON, CO. C, 48 IND. INFT., CORP.
J. W. ELKINS, CO. A, 1 ILL. MA., PRIVATE.
W. C. MAY, CO. 1, 21 ILL. INFT., PRIVATE.
P. K. PAGE, CO. K, 88 ILL. INFT., SERGT.
T. P. CARTER, CO. K, 80 ILL. INFT., SERGT.
CHAS. W. RYAN, CO. B, 2ND MD. INFT., PRIVATE.
HENDRIX HALL, CO. E, 81 IND., INFT., PRIVATE.
H. C. BARR, CO. C, 2 ILL. ART., PRIVATE.
HENRY QUIER, CO. B, 118 ILL. INFT., PRIVATE.
Z. T. DYN, CO. B, 4 TENN. INFT., CORP.
J. F. TETER, CO. E, 188 ILL., INFT., PRIVATE.
ROBT. WELLS, CO. B, 122 ILL., INFT., PRIVATE.
M. L. BROOKS, CO. H, 1ST TENN INFT., SERGT.
JES HUFFMAN, CO. A, 97 ILL. INFT., CORP.
A. B. TURNER, CO. H, 12TH ILL. CAV., PRIVATE.
H. FLOTTEMAN, CO. I, 6 KY. INFT., PRIVATE.
J. E. MITCHELL, CO. I, 14 IA. INFT., SERGT.
J. B. WILLIAMS, CO. G, 50 TENN (CONFEDERATE), LIEUT.
RICHARD FITZGERALD, Captain.
A. A. MILLS, SERGT., CO. I, 129TH, ILL., V. I.
JOSEPH TURNER, PRIVATE, CO. B, 11TH MO., CAVALRY.
WRIGHT NASH, PRIVATE, CO. G., 441ST ILL., V. I.
J. B. GRAVES, PRIVATE, CO. F, 21ST ILL., V. I.
C. R. MYLES, PRIVATE, CO. D, 96TH OHIO, V. I.
JOHN GUTHRIE, PRIVATE, CO. C, 79TH ILL., V. I.
ELISHA MILLER, PRIVATE, CO. K, 15TH IOWA, V. I.
GEO. HOSMER, SERGT., CO. D, 113TH ILL., V. I.
J. H. KENNEDY, PRIVATE, CO. C, 94TH ILL., V. I.
N. BELVEAL, PRIVATE, CO. F, 33RD IOWA, V. I.
SAML. BELVEAL, PRIVATE, CO. F, 33RD IOWA, V. I.
G. C. CLEVELAND, PRIVATE, CO. 3, 74TH ILL., V. I.
WM. H. H. RATHBUN, PRIVATE, CO. A, 2ND MO. CAV.
T. A. ALEY, CORPORAL, CO. F, 145TH IND., V. I.
WM. COLUMBER, PRIVATE, CO. B, 13TH OHIO, V. I.
PLEASANT VALLEY TOWNSHIP.
H. HARBAUGH, CO. B, 14TH ILL. INFT.
L. HOLCOMB, CO. 1, 3RD ILL. LIGHT ARTILLERY.
HENRY FORBES, CO. H, 41ST ILL. INFT.
JOHN HANEY, CO. L, 7TH MO. CAVALRY.
JEREMIAH CAMP, CO. I, 83RD ILL. INFT.
SAMUEL WAUGH, CO. B, 14TH ILL. INFT.
R. W. ANDERSON, CO. K, 14TH IND. INFT.
G. W. ROBERTSON, CO. I, 3RD MO. CAVALRY.
J. W. FEUQUAY, CO. G, 6TH IND. CAVALRY.
J. S. HILL, CO. A, 7TH KANSAS CAVALRY.
FRANCIS M. WELLS, CO. D, 93RD IND. INFT.
D. CHARLEY GREEN, CO. B, 1ST CALIFORNIA CAV.
H. S. HUDSELL, CO. I, IND. INFT.
S. G. MARTIN, CO. D, 51ST ILL. INFT.
WM. A. MELVILLE, CO. C, 4TH MICH. INFT.
CHAS. W. BAILY, CO. A 3RD ILL. CAVALRY.
ANSON C. TOOMES, CO. H, 13TH U. S. INFT.
E. R. CHAPIN, CO. B, 4TH WISCONSIN INFT.
SAMUEL WATT, CO. E, 7TH ILL. INFT.
SAMPSON JOHNSON, CO. G, 7TH ILL. INFT.
A. B. ARMENT, CO. G, 84TH IND. INFT.
W. McLAUGHLIN, CO. K, 21ST PENN. CAVALRY.
JOHN THOMAS, CO. D, 3RD IOWA CAVALRY.
W. J. KEFFER, CO. F, 55 ILL. INFT.
C. W. PITTENGER, CO. F, 31ST ILL. INFT.
JAMES P. JORDON, CO. I, 40TH KENTUCKY INFT.
Z. B. MYERS, CO. I, 17TH IND. INFT.
HENRY R. ADAMS, CO. A, 4TH KS. CAV., PRIVATE.
D. B. SHERRARD, CO. B, 14TH PENN. CAV., PRIVATE.
B. W. SITTER, CO. M, 6TH ILL. CAV., CORP.
S. H. SPARKS, CO. G, 186TH PENN. INFT., PRIVATE.
W. N. WRIGHT, CO. E, 152ND OHIO INFT., PRIVATE.
FRANK BAKER, CO. H, 131ST OHIO INFT., PRIVATE.
LEWIS BAKER, 1ST ENGINEER CORPS.
W. R. CONSTANT, CO. A, 1ST KY. INFT., CAPT.
JOEL MASON, CO. M, 2ND NEBRASKA, CAV.
J. H. HAMILTON, CO. A, 111TH ILL. INFT., PRIVATE.
J. C. STRATTON, B. T. BUGLER, CO. D, 15TH MO., VOL. CAV.
W. H. GILLIARD, SERGT., CO. F, 11TH MO. CAV.
JOL. M. HAYCRAFT, FARRIER, CO. F, 2ND MINN. CAVALRY.
JONAS MESDUGER, PRIVATE, CO. G, 9TH ILL. CAV.
CALVIN HAYCRAFT, PRIVATE, CO. F, 2ND MINN. CAVALRY.
WILLIAM JENKINS, PRIVATE, CO. K, 10TH KY. CAV.
J. R. RUSSEL, CORPORAL, CO. E, 5TH ILL. CAV.
JAMES LOPER, PRIVATE, CO. G, 442ND IND. CAV.
JEREMIAH GREGRY, PRIVATE, CO. I, 44TH INDIANA.
LEMUEL WILSON, PRIVATE, CO. C, 8TH MO. CAVALRY.
JAMES WILSON, PRIVATE, CO. I, 12 MICH. INFT.
MADISON M. SCOTT, PRIVATE, CO. M, 10TH ILL. CAVALRY.
JOHN J. GRIMES, PRIVATE, CO. I, 123RD ILL. VOL.
R. W. PESTER, PRIVATE, CO. I, 147TH IND. VOL.
ANDREW HATTERY, SURGEON, CO. D, 87TH IND. VOL.
_____ NORTHRUP, _____________
_____ CURREY, _______________
Sept. 17th, 1881, the old Soldiers met at Baltimore and organized, electing the following officers.
Lieutenant: J. C. Stratton.
Orgerly Sergeant: M. M. Scott.
Second Orderly Sergeant: J. S. Grimes.
Corporal: Joseph Russell.
We will be on hand the 21st and 22nd.
J. C. STRATTON, Vice President.
[OLD SOLDIERS: WALNUT TOWNSHIP.]
OCTOBER 6, 1881.
EDS. COURIER: The old soldiers of Walnut township met at Island Park Sept. 24th, and organized by electing H. W. Stubblefield, Captain; Silich Cure, 1st Lieutenant; D. C. Roberts, 2nd Lieutenant; S. E. Burger, orderly sergeant; and T. A. Blanchard, D. W. Ferguson, B. E. Murphy, Lewis Myers, G. W. Porter, Sergeants. The propriety of organizing as cavalry or infantry was decided to drill as infantry, and appointed Oct. 8th and 15th at Island Park as the time and place of drill. All soldiers were requested to attend the drills, so that at the reunion the company would be enabled to make a fair show of proficiency.
The orderly has been instructed to make a complete muster roll of soldiers giving name, rank, company, regiment, state, and arm of service to which they belonged, and to enable him to do this all are requested to hand their names to him or leave the same at the COURIER offfice prior to the 8th of October.
[DEATH OF MRS. BARCLAY HOCKETT AT LEADVILLE, COLORADO.]
OCTOBER 6, 1881.
Two weeks ago Barclay Hockett, of Dexter, learned that his son was seriously and dangerously ill at Leadville, Colorado, of typhoid fever; and his wife, Mrs. Hockett, then in excellent health, went immediately to Leadville to care for him as only a mother can. On Thurday evening last, September 29th, a dispatch was sent to the COURIER stating that Mrs. Hockett was dangerously ill and requesting Mr. Hockett to come at once. That dispatch did not reach us until 11 o'clock on Saturday, so late that it was impossible to send it to Dexter in time for him to get here for the 3:30 train of that day, and the next train to leave here was at 3:30 the following Monday afternoon. Mr. Hockett was notified Sunday and appeared here on Monday morning ready to start, but at noon the COURIER got another dispatch stating that Mrs. Hockett died Sunday evening.
Had the first dispatch to the COURIER come through promptly, Mr. Hockett would have arrived at Leadville on Sunday morning. The dreadful news about Mrs. Hockett seems to have taken all attention, and we are not informed of the condition of the young man. When the news was communicated to Mr. Hockett, he was shocked as though he had been shot and his grief was too distressing to be suppressed. Mr. Hockett is one of the noblest and best men in this county or state.
OCTOBER 6, 1881.
Tell Walton came over among us last Thursday.
Nelson Wilson is expected back from Colorado in a few days.
A part of Alex Graham's house was blown down Thursday night.
Ed Horn has removed from Winfield to Arkansas City, his old home.
The Walnut is up, Timber Creek is up, with much wetness everyewhere.
Dr. Green is the happy dad of a bouncing boy.
The county court is in session this week with a large amount of business.
Mr. J. L. Hodges has opened a grocery in the old Monitor building on ninth avenue.
The Brettun House draws part of its water supply from the
K. C., L. & S. railroad tank.
There will be a necktie festival at the new stone school house north of town Thursday evening.
Another important liquor case is on the tap and one that promises some sensational disclosures.
Mr. and Mrs. Harter, parents of Joe, Charlie, and Dave, have been spending the past week in the city.
Few buildings were proof against the rain Thursday night. It went through most of the shingle roofs.
Rev. J. P. Henderson and Mrs. J. F. Bonner were married last Wednesday evening by Rev. Platter.
The County Attorney of Sedgwick county has brought nine liquor cases before the district court.
Mrs. Lipscomb, wife of Wm. Lipscomb, and daughter of Wm. Hawkins, died last Sunday and was buried Monday.
Mr. J. L. M. Hill left for New Mexico Saturday and will try his fortune in the far west.
Mr. Joe Harter has been absent for the past few weeks, visiting at Eureka Springs. During his absence J. P. Short did duty as drug clerk.
Schatts, proprietor of the defunct Goldore, spent several days of last week in the city. He was probably looking after his mining interests here.
Capt. Haight, with his battery, has been attending the soldiers reunion at Sedan. They hauled their cannons over and back with four horses to each piece.
Drs. Wright & Wilson have moved their office to the front rooms of the Williams House, upstairs. They now have about the pleasantest office in the city.
S. M. Fall and A. B. Booth, Trustee of Windsor township, were over Monday looking after the proposed division of that township. They are opposed to it.
The cooks at the Brettun House went on a strike Sunday noon, and it was only with the utmost diligence on the part of the proprietors that the boarders got their supper.
Simpson, Fowler & Co., proprietors of the elevator, have been doing a big business in wheat the past few weeks. On Saturday the elevator was crowded with teams and wheat men.
The 10 o'clock train on the K. C., L. & S. Thursday night struck a cyclone just east of this place. It damaged the roof of the baggage car and came near blowing the train from the track.
Harry Bahntge was fined $100 and costs for selling liquor in his billiard saloon at the Brettun House, on Monday. Harry waltzed up and paid like a little man. And still they keep gathering them in.
A new score book for the Winfield Archery club was received Monday. It is a decided improvement on any we have seen and is as complete as one can be made. It is the work of Fred C. Hunt, and is from the press of Hamilton & Curd.
The quarterly report of the keeper of the poor house: seven persons now in charge, two insane, one idiot, two deformed, one orphan child, and one old man. The full expenses for the quarter just ended are $276.50.
Quincy Glass went up to Wichita last week to see the crack archers of that city shoot. The weather prevented the shoot, but Quincy made partial arrangements with the team for a contest between the clubs of the two towns.
Uncle Bobby Hudson has sold his store room, now being occupied by Friend, to Nicholas Wolf, a gentleman from Cincinnatti, for $1,600. Mr. Wolf is a gentleman of wealth and proposes to build a fine store room in that corner next summer.
J. C. Roberts, trustee of Walnut township, made arrangements on Monday to send a family which had been camped on the creek north of town to the coal regions in Missouri. The family have been living on this creek for upward of a year, with an old tent to cover them and eating whatever they could pick up. The man seems to be an able bodied citizen, but a little "cracked," while the woman is a poor creature, who has followed him around until all the life she ever had has left her.
They have two little children who look like skeletons, and seem to have grown old with suffering. The only thing in the way of edibles Mr. Roberts could find was about a pint of boiled corn. They gave Mr. Roberts their history, which is a very sad one. The woman ran away from home to get married. If she had sense enough left, she would doubtless run back as fast as she could. They wanted to go to Missouri where "the mast" is plenty, and Trustee Roberts concluded that the county would have to support them if they stayed, so it would be cheaper to pay their way and let them go. We thought we had seen suffering, but we have never seen such abject misery depicted on the faces of human beings as shown in the white, pinched features of that woman and her babies. It is as bad a case as we have ever seen.
We had the pleasure last Monday of a call from Mr. W. H. Tyner, of Morristown, Indiana, who is visiting in this county and is so pleased with it that he proposes to sell out his farm, one of the best in Indiana, and take up his residence here. He is a cousin of Gen. Tyner, late First Assistant Postmaster General, and has a son and two sons-in-law living in this county. We have room for him and a few more of the great men of the Hoosier State.
Bob Vermilye and Miss Southard, a sister of Tuck Southard, were married by Rev. Canfield. The happy couple arrived here Thursday from Howard, and will make Winfield their future home.
The State and John Riley had a severe legal tussle before Justice Tansey Tuesday to decide whether or not John had been imbibing too freely of the unlawful. They jury were out all night, but failed to decide whether John had or hadn't. Nine jurors said he had and three said he hadn't. John now finds himself in the unfortunate position of being neither drunk or sober. Kind of on the fence as it were.
Mr. J. E. Allen made affidavit Wednesday that Col. Robinson had disturbed his peace and quiet by uttering a profane expression in his presence. The Colonel was promptly brought before His Honor, Judge Tansey, and fined two dollars and costs. John was very much shocked at hearing such language. This is funny, by ________ thunder.
Ex-Senator Christiancy's declining years are not by any means monotonous. He spent $25,000 getting married and is now spending $25,000 more trying to get unmarried. His brother-in-law is after his scalp and proposes "coffee and pistols for two," and last week a thief stole a lot of jewelry left with him for safekeeping by a pretty Spanish lady. All these little incidents serve to keep his mind engaged.
WHAT IN THE WORLD IS ALL THIS ABOUT????
One of Perry Simcox's horses got loose Thursday night, wandered down to the river, and got drowned. Friday morning its dead body drifted over the Winfield mill dam. Perry was helping Alex Graham thresh and had his team in the bottom. Mr. Graham lost several bushels by the water.
The St. John's Battery from Winfield, which was present during the reunion, Capt. Haight commanding, is composed of a fine set of men, gentlemen in the broadest sense of the term. They handle their battery well and have made many friends during their visit to Sedan. Sedan Journal.
MARRIED. Mr. William H. Hamlin and Miss Mary E. Hixon, of Vernon, Cowley County, Kansas, were united in marriage Oct. 3rd, 1881, by Rev. P. B. Lee, at his residence.
Mr. Dever keeps the Star Bakery rolling, and has brought up this time on his own premises on 10th Avenue, east of the McDougal building.
[SOLDIERS REUNION NOTES.]
OCTOBER 6, 1881.
J. C. McMULLEN, Chairman, Reunion Committee, sent out final instructions. Finance committee was to raise not less than $300 for the absolute and necessary expenses of the reunion. Also, any person owning or having in their charge any tent or tents, who will either loan or hire the same for the use of the soldiers reunion to be held at Winfield Oct. 20, 21, and 22, was asked to report the same to J. C. McMullen or C. M. Wood, at Winfield, stating terms.
Pleasant Valley township: Old soldiers met at Odessa school house Oct. 1st and organized. On motion Henry Forges was chosen Secretary. The following comrades were named officers.
Captain: Henry Harbaugh.
Fist Lieutenant: Geo. W. Robertson.
Second Lieutenant: W. J. Keffer.
Orderly Sergeant: Francis M. Wells.
First duty Sergeant: Z. B. Meyer.
B. W. Sitter, W. J. Keffer, and J. W. Feuquay were chosen as the committee on general arrangements for the reunion.
HENRY FORBES, Sec'y.
Vernon township: At a meeting of the soldiers of Vernon township, held Oct. 44, Mr. P. M. Wait in the chair, on motion A. Beswick was selected Sec. pro tem. The question of organizing a company being canvassed on motion of Mr. Millspaugh, it was moved and seconded that we organize as a company for the purpose of attending the Soldiers' Reunion at Winfield. Mr. J. W. Millspaugh nominated on motion of Mr. Bonewell. Declined and Mr. Wait nominated. Carried. Mr. B. J. Bonewell, First Lieut. Carried. Mr. B. J. Bonewell, First Lieut. Carried. Mr. J. M. Householder Second Lieut. Carried. Mr. Thomas Thompson act as Orderly Sergeant. Carried. Mr. G. J. D. Cole to act as Color Bearer. Carried. On motion it was agreed that we meet for drill Friday evening.
A. BESWICK, Sec'y.
Fairview township: The Old Soldiers of Fairview township met at Little Dutch Monday and organized.
Captain: James Vanorsdal.
1st Lieutenant: Wm. White.
1st Sergeant: R. B. Corsan.
2nd Sergeant: W. H. Butler.
Color bearer: A. J. McCollum.
OCTOBER 6, 1881.
The council is again in running order with the new members, Messrs. Gary and Mater duly installed. The senior democratic member is responsible for the following, which we clip from the proceedings.
On motion of Mr. Hodges the fine of Logan Hundley [?] was remitted "on account of his impecuniosity and the Mayor directed to discharge him after delivering to him an euphomious speech looking towards his early departure from the city."
After which an adjournment was immediately had.
VERY HARD TO READ...LOOKED LIKE HUNDLEY!
It took twelve able bodied men two days and a night to discover whether Johnny O'Riley was drunk or sober Sunday night.
The rain of Wednesday disclosed a flaw in the crossing of Main street on Tenth Avenue. The walk is six inches lower than the street and water stands shoe mouth deep. It should be looked after.
Al Requa has sold his transfer business, drays, etc., to
A. G. Wilson, and will probably remove to Topeka. We are sorry to see Al leave. Mr. Wilson is too well known to our citizens to need introduction from us.
[REPORT FROM "P. A. AND P. I." - SHERIDAN ITEMS.]
OCTOBER 13, 1881.
The Sheridan school house has been replastered, the desks freshly painted, the floor and woodwork thoroughly cleansed, and variousw other improvements made. School has opened with Mr. Funk as wielder of the birch.
Mr. Partridge and family have been made happy by a visit from Mr. Laribee, one of their old Michigan friends, who has purchased property near Newton.
Mr. Tom Beasley, one of Sheridan's oldest settlers, removes tomorrow to Moscow, Kansas.
Married, by the Rev. Mr. Armstrong, Mr. Marston and Miss Bettie Landis. Both of this county.
The Hall boys, better known as "Moddy and Sankey," of Liberty township, have lost some of their sheep. These gentlemen have purchased the place known as the "Web Smith farm."
Mr. James Grimes is hauling brush to cover his stable.
L. Davidson and Wm. Reynolds formed two of the party that attended the Topeka fair.
S. E. Kephart has returned, after an absence of three months.
The "Hall brothers" have been on the sick list for the past day or two. Their sickness was caused by inhaling the steam from tobacco juice, in which they were dipping their sheep.
Joe Parker, one of the pioneer settlers of Cowley, is in this vicinity once more after an absence of several years.
Jerry Partridge is hauling his wheat to Burden to sell.
Felix Balac is breaking prairie since the rain.
Wm. Osbroke is preparing to build a stone house on his farm adjoining his father-in-law.
Geo. McClellan and his bride have been visiting friends in Chautauqua county.
Grouse creek rose seven feet in a few hours, but it run down about as fast as it rose.
The finest peaches we have seen this year were raised on the Bligh farm, which is tenanted by his brother-in-law, Wm. Ovington.
Art Bonwell, a former resident of this county, spent a week in Sheridan, putting up peaches and visiting old friends.
P. A. and P. I.
[REPORT FROM W. A. LEE IN SOUTHWEST MISSOURI.]
OCTOBER 13, 1881.
Bound for Southwestern Missouri, the land of the free and home of the brave, brave James boys, and free whiskey. The Hon. W. P. Hackney was on board the train, Messrs. Myton, Hodges, and Silvers boarded the train and got off at Grenola. I am informed that they have a bonanza coal mine near there, a two foot vein. Mr. H. E. Asp, of Winfield, has become so elated that he intends quitting the law practice and manage the mine at Wlk Falls.
We saw three barrels of empty beer bottles marked E. M. Trimble. What are the initials of our worthy Professor Trimble?
[REPORT FROM "TOD" - DEXTER ITEMS.]
OCTOBER 13, 1881.
Dexter now has five grocery stores, two dry goods and clothing stores, one drug store, one hotel, two doctors' offices, and one blacksmith shop.
Mr. Barney will soon add clothing, boots, and shoes to his store. Mr. Barney is gaining custom each week.
Corn is yielding better than was expected.
Wheat that was sown before the rain looks well.
Mr. Fuller was out to see his farm on Crab Creek Monday.
The flouring mill of Elliott & Bullington was running by steam, but it can run by water now.
[REPORT FROM "E. MC." - WILMOT.]
OCTOBER 13, 1881.
The wind blows hard and all the time.
The folks in our vicinity are getting away with the large crop of peaches canning, preserving, drying, and feeding to hogs.
But little wheat has been sown in this part of the country on account of previous failures.
Mr. R. C. Jones & Co., have bought out the town of Polo, expecting to rebuild and get a new stock of goods, call on your new merchant.
Mr. Adam Stuber lectured on temperance at the Prairie View school house last Sunday.
Cap has returned from Illinois with his better half, and is trying to find out what he wants to keep house with.
George Stalter and Miss Mat Baird are married. Who will be the next.
September 26th, 1881. E. Mc.
[EDITORIAL ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT TO HAVE ANOTHER GRAND JURY.]
OCTOBER 13, 1881.
At the late meeting of the county commissioners a legal and sufficient petition was presented asking for a grand jury to attend the approaching session of the district court. A remonstrance on the ground of the enormous expense to the county, of grand juries, was also presented. Commissioners laid the matter over and adjourned to the Friday after election, asking for more information of the wishes of the people, etc.
Breakdown was given on grand jury of a year ago.
Amount of jurors fees ......... $307.80
Amount of Witness fees ........ 92.90
Amount of Clerk's fees ........ 9.40
Amount of Sheriff's fees ...... 21.85
I SKIPPED THE REST!
OCTOBER 13, 1881.
Mr. A. Gridley has purchased the T. K. Johnson drug store.
Mr. T. K. Johnson has sold his drug business here, and has about traded out of Winfield property.
Mr. Jas. C. Hill, who formerly ran a hardware store here, returned a few days ago from a sojourn in New Mexico.
Horning, Robinson & Co. have in their show cases the finest lot of guns and hunting paraphernalia we have yet seen.
Mr. J. F. McMullen, a brother of the Colonel's, has opened a law office on Ninth Avenue. He moved an immense safe into it Saturday.
An elegant monument is being shaped by Mr. W. B. Caton, which will be erected over Judge Bailey's grave. It will be one of the finest ever put up in this country.
Joe Houston spent several days of last week in the city. Joe's defense of Theodore Miller, in which he secured the acquittal of his client, has been a big card for him.
Mr. Geo. Robertson brought us in a lot of peaches, of the "Heath's Cling" variety, Monday.
Bob Vermilys is already a widower for a few days. His wife was called home Saturday to attend her father, who was quite seriously injured by having a corn crib fall on him.
Ansel Gridley wants it distinctly understood that his drug store will sell liquor only on prescriptions and in a lawful manner. He intends to do business lawfully or not do it at all.
Mr. Hon and Sam Watt, of Pleasant Valley, are among those who had to leave their plows and sit on the Riley case Monday. It was rather hard but someone must execute the laws.
260 thoroughbred rams for sale at the farm of J. H. Conkright, 3 miles southeast of Winfield. These rams are from the celebrated stock farm of E. Peck & Sons, Geneva, Illinois.
Commissioner Bullington suffered with a felon on one of his fingers during the meeting of the board. For two nights and two days he suffered excessively, but kept his seat on thhe board and transacted business as if nothing was the matter.
Frank Doane and his bride are visiting their mother, Mrs. Mullen. Frank will be remembered as having spent several months years ago.
Read's Bank has at last succeeded in fencing Will Robinson in. They have recently raised the enclosure by putting a handsome wire fence around the top of their counters, with bronzed wire gates. A hole about 6 x 8 has been left for Will to pass the funds through.
Judge Bard has purchased the Caldwell residence and will take up his abode there as soon as the present occupants vacate. This is one of the most pleasant pieces of property in the city, and we are glad to see the Judge at last "locate his claim" among us.
Owing to the desire of the officers to keep the matter out of print until the arrests were made, we did not mention last week the unfortunate circumstances under which young Bush lost his life. Some weeks ago he came up from the Territory with his skull fractured. It proved to be from being struck on the head by a gun barrel, the sight of which pierced his skull. A week ago Sunday he died. Saturday Deputy McIntire came up with Ed Crow, the man who struck Bush with the gun. The U. S. Attorney will be down to conduct the examination.
We were looking at one of the old lithograph maps of Winfield, made in 1879, the other day. It contained in one corner 51 business cards of firms then doing business here. Of these, 22 are now defunct; some of them have "busted" and others have taken their places, a few have made all the money they want, and others (the saloons) quit because of the prohibition law. Seven of the firms represented on this map have changed, one or the other partners retiring, or another taken in.
Judge Wade McDonald came home from the mines Friday and spent several days with his family. He returned Tuesday. He seems to grow more rugged and healthy looking as his residence in Colorado is prolonged. His mines are being worked rapidly and the developments are satisfactory.
The third jury in the Riley case brought in a verdict of "not guilty." It has been a very close shave for John and we hope it will be the last time he will have to answer on a charge of this kind.
Mr. S. D. Klingman has been appointed agent for the "Star" Lightning Rod. This is one of the best rods in the market and bears a guarantee from the company of five years.
The analysis of old Peter Larson's stomach will be completed some time this week, and the preliminary examination of Harman will be held some time next week.
Mrs. Hixson, wife of Wm. Hixson, of Vernon township, died Tuesday. Mrs. Hixson has been suffering for many months with cancer. She leaves two children.
Henry Goldsmith has gone east to lay in a stock of goods, and Jake now presides over the soda fountain.
We understand that a large amount of hay in the country has been injured by the late rains.
Trouble is brewing at Geuda Springs. One Col. Parmer, who travels over the country looking up old Indian claims and indulging in other various and multitudious little schemes, has discovered that the line between Sumner and Cowley is crooked, and seeing a chance to raise a question as to the location of the springs and perhaps get a little slice himself, has put a corps of engineers at work surveying. They have about completed the line, which is said to throw the springs into Sumner county. There is likely to be some fun over this matter, and we opine that it will not be as healthy a thing for the Colonel as dabbling in Indian claims. The people round about are satisfied with the present location of the line, and will not certainly allow the permanency of their homesteads to be disturbed.
MARRIED. At Rochester, Illinois, on the 24th of September, Mr. Forrest Rowland and Miss Mary Gale. The newly married couple, after a short wedding tour, arrived in Winfield on Wednesday of last week and are now comfortably at house keepng in the south part of the town. Mrs. Rowland spent several months in Winfield some time ago, and made many friends while here, who are glad to welcome her back.
Considerable excitement was caused last week by the discovery of brass filings brought up by the drill in a well which was being bored in the east part of the county. The brass filings were at first supposed to be gold, and it was thought that a bonanza had been struck, but a chemical test showed the metal to be brass. It is now believed that some practical joker poured the brass filings down the well, or else the drill has struck the remains of a pioneer politician, and opinions are divided as to which it is.
When W. L. Mullin was in the hog business, he always strained a point to have the biggest hog of the season. Now he is in the cow business and seems to have the biggest cow yet brought out. She weighs 2,000 pounds and is but a mere skeleton. He is going to fatten her and then give us provocation for another item. He expects to make her tip the beam at 3,500.
Mr. Neley Nelson and Miss Rhoda Cole of Vernon were married Tuesday morning. Neley complete surprised his friends by this move. The couple left Wednesday morning for Illinois.
Charles McClellan returned from New Mexico and farther west Saturday. Charley has had much hardness of grub and bitterness of water to contend with in that country. He will try it again next spring.
Col. C. H. Robinson says he does not believe in profane language and never uses it except when driving mules, in which case he has the authority of Gen. Sherman that nothing short of the strongest language will fill the bill.
How is that, John E.
The markets this week are somewhat weaker than last, owing to a "break" in the eastern markets. Wheat is quoted at $1.00 to $1.28, corn at 50 cents, and hogs at $5.25 to $5.65. Produce about the same as last week.
The following postmasters have been appointed in Cowley county: Torrance, Willis H. Smith; Cambridge, Henry F. Hicks; Tannehill, Mrs. Laura P. Marsh.
OCTOBER 13, 1881.
The rains of last week had as cheering effect upon the faces of farming friends as on natures, and certainly we did need rain, for Silver and Timber creeks had dried up in pools that had never, since 1879, been known to fail. The water gauges of Timber creek showed a raise of 9 feet; on Grouse 13 feet; and Silver 5 feet--at places where a week ago their beds were masses of dust, dry rocks, and leaves.
The crops of Silver township are largely unaverageable. Wheat has yielded from 23 to 1 bushel per acre, the latter predominating. Oats were light, from 20 to 30 bushels per acre. Corn is light, generally, although some fields are claimed for 40 or 50 bushels per acre. I think a fair average for the township would be 20 bushels.
A large majority of the farmers are discouraged by two successive failures of wheat and attendant evils such as the chinch bug. Therfore, but little wheat has been sown this fall. Chief among those whose motto is "try again," and have sown from 30 to 50 acres with wheat are: James Goforth, Daniel Kempton, Garrett Fitzgerald, and Chas. and Tom Cunningham.
Ed Millard and J. F. Teter have been manufacturing molasses with good success. They have the largest mill in the county and know how to run it.
Frank Baldwin has nearly completed his contract of breaking sod, and was mighty glad to see the rain.
Jacob and Jenie Coe mourn the death of their only son, Willie, aged four months.
Harvey Smith supports a new buggy. Glad to see it.
H. S. Millard, Daniel Kempton, and John Leach are among the champion peach growers in 1881.
John Fitzgerald wants to sell his farm and go back to Iowa.
[REPORT FROM "RUSTICUS" - TISDALE.]
OCTOBER 13, 1881.
The long looked for rain has come at last.
The Lackey Bros. are at Adam Weimers, on Silver Creek, with 700 sheep, which they are selling at reasonable prices.
J. L. Johnson and family started for Arkansas this week.
Solomon and Willie Smith move to Missouri this week.
Mr. A. T. Gay has some fine young cattle for sale.
[REPORT FROM "RUSTICUS" - TISDALE.]
OCTOBER 20, 1881.
J. A. McGuire is on hand with a new stock of goods. He says he can't give up Tisdale yet. Mr. Douglass Fluke will be found ready to wait upon you.
Mr. Frank Terrell returned to his home this week from Butler county, where he has been running a well drill for some time.
Mr. Franklin has rented the Al Thomas farm, and moved on it. He comes from New Salem.
Mr. McIntire has moved to Elk county.
Mrs. Madison is still on the sick list, though some better.
We have our mail daily now.
We hear of several farmers who want to hire help; good farm hands are scarce in this section.
Tom Beasley has sold out and moved closer to the railroad up on Silver creek.
[REPORT FROM "JUST SO" - PRAIRIE GROVE.]
OCTOBER 20, 1881.
On last Thursday night we had a nice sprinkle of rain, but it done some damage to open hay and wheat stacks. Robert Hanlin puts his loss at $500. John Johnson lost a fine cow by lightning, T. Hittle and J. W. Douglass had their growing wheat badly injured by wash, Mr. Douglass also lost a boat; ten tons of hay washed entirely off; tubs, buckets, and everything in reach of the angry waves, are now wending their way towards the Gulf of Mexico.
Wm. White has sold his farm, and moved onto the farm owned by R. B. Corson.
Wm. Huston and A. V. Polk started last week for Arkansas to buy calves.
John Longside is the patentee of a new endgate for wagons. All you have to do is to say come out, and out she comes.
W. L. Burton moves to the coal regions next week, and intends to work in the coal mines.
Wm. Knight has bought him a team.
Mr. Rogers sold his farm in Iowa for $1,300, came to Fairview township, and bought another farm for $900, and says he is better satisfied with it than the one he owned in Iowa, and has $400 to improve with. How is that for high?
[REPORT FROM "OSSA" - FLORAL ITEMS.]
OCTOBER 20, 1881.
Oct. 12th, 1881.
Very damp weather.
J. Kasper is still improving. John acts a little suspicious sometimes; guess he's tired of batching.
Mrs. D. Read and children started for Illinois Monday last. They intend staying three or four weeks. Daniel will batch it, though he says washing dishes is full business for him.
Mr. N. Lemmon talks of leaving us.
Dr. G. E. Knickerbocker is in Chicago attending medical lectures.
"Farmers Alliance" is the name of a new organization now at work. The excitement struck New Salem a few weeks ago. A lodge has been started, and the Greenbackers take hold like a thirsty "democrat" takes his beer.
[REPORT FROM "OLIVIA" - NEW SALEM.]
OCTOBER 20, 1881.
J. W. and J. E. Hoyland, accompanied by Mr. Buck, have gone to Missouri to purchase sheep.
Mr. Welburn Peters and Mr. Beasley exchanged farms, in part at least, and thus we lose one good neighbor; but as Mr. Peters does not leave our county, we feel reconciled, and welcome Mr. Beasley.
Mr. Mahar has had a well drilled on his Salem farm.
Mr. J. Martin has been employed as a section hand to fill the vacancy made by Mr. Shields quitting the work.
Mr. Edgar is away from home part of the time attending to business in Grenola.
Mr. Mee has changed his mind in regard to leaving Salem.
Mr. Watsonberger is preparing a cafe for winter use; not for himself, but for fruits, etc.
Messrs. Harry Thompkins and C. C. Chappell intend to start for New Mexico about the 13th inst. if nothing prevents.
Messrs. Ekles and Walker, from Geuda Springs visited J. W. Hoyland before he left home.
Mr. McMillen, also Mack Dalgarn, are slightly indisposed.
Mr. Christopher's mother has gone to Iowa to vist some of her children.
[REPORT FROM "HORATIUS" - VERNON JOTTINGS.]
OCTOBER 20, 1881.
This morning Gus Freeman, ex-councilman of Winfield, and an "old timer" of this locality, packed his grip sack for a tour of New Mexico.
Two families from Kentucky, relatives of Joe Poor, arrived last week and are partaking of Joe's hospitality.
The gentle zephyrs of last Thursday night demolished a vacated dwelling house, the property of Mr. Orr.
T. J. Rude commenced sprouting ideas last Monday at the Randall school house; and Albert Stuber at the same time began peeling the birch in the Bonnewell district, on the banks of the classical Arkansas. Albert wears his matrimonial honors
It gives ye reporter much pleasure to notice the promotion of his old college chum and roommate as temporary superintendent of the printing department of the Kansas State Agricultural College at Manhattan, successor to A. A. Stewart, resigned.
X. Y. Caesar is an excellent printer, and a meritorious young man, and in all probability will be appointed by the board of regents when that august body meets, and be regularly installed in that department.
Oct. 10th, 1881. HORATIUS.
[REPORT - "PUBLIC ADVISER AND PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR" - SHERIDAN]
OCTOBER 20, 1881.
Fall wheat could not possibly look better.
Mr. Guimer, Sr., and family have moved onto the "Pennington" place west of Sheridan school house.
Wm. Reynolds lost a fine cow a few days ago. From what cause it is not yet known.
Wm. Ovington bids fair to have the boss stable of this township. The old gentleman thinks lots of his horses.
Mrs. John Partridge intends to put up peaches enough to do them until peaches come again, even if there are none raised next year.
During our "private investigations," we have discovered the fact that Jim Guinn has built a new milk house and put a new roof on the chicken coop. We can almost smell the wedding cake.
Winfield Courier, October 20, 1881.
AOur sheriff is making one of the brightest records of any officer in the state. His reputation as a vigilant officer is already passed beyond the bounds of our county and has become known all over the state. His exploit of Tuesday adds another laurel to his crown. He was notified of the killing of Riley about daylight on the morning of the 18th. He immediately left for Arkansas City, where he went to work. Parties of mounted men were scouring the country in every direction already. The Sheriff set quickly to work gathering clues and taking his bearings, paying no attention to the excited rumors floating around. This took some time and the people began to get restless and wonder >why in thunder the Sheriff didn't go after him.= Shenneman had thrown all his energy and ability into this chase, and with a knowledge of the actions of criminals and the best mode of catching them, was carefully weaving a chain about the case that was sure of success. He meant that it should not be a >wild goose chase,= and it wasn't By eleven o'clock he had settled in his own mind the direction the murderer had gone and about where he could be found. He then quietly ate his dinner, fed his team, got his posse together, and started.
AHe didn't fool around hunting through brush piles and following old roads, but drove straight to the house of Tom Robinson, on Grouse Creek; told Tom that Armstrong had been there that morning, and was somewhere in the vicinity at that moment, scattered his posse out, surrounded the nearest thicket, secured his man, and drove into Arkansas City by four o'clock.
AThere wasn't much foolishness, bluster, or timidity displayed; but the whole job was done as a careful businessman would plan out a speculation on >futures.=@
[MURDER AT ARKANSAS CITY: JAMES RILEY SHOT THROUGH THE HEART.]
Winfield Courier, October 20, 1881.
Whiskey and a Horse Race at the Bottom of It.
Almost the first thing we heard as we stepped on Main street Tuesday morning was that a man had just come up hastily for the sheriff, and that John Riley had been murdered in his own store at Arkansas City. But few particulars could be learned, and at eleven o'clock a reporter took the train for the scene of the tragedy to gather and place before the readers of the COURIER all the facts connected with the sad affair. Arriving at Arkansas City, he found the people in a fever of excitement. Little knots of men were gathered here and there discussing the matter, and loud and deep were the imprecations heaped upon the perpetrater of the deed. In company with Mr. John Walker, we visited the room where the corpse was lying. In the low, one-story frame building where only the evening before James Riley had dealt out drugs to his customers and laughed and chatted with his friends, we found him lying cold and still "in the silent embrace of death." His features wore a natural expression, such as we had seen him wear when occasionally he had called on us during his visits to Winfield, and outward appearances showed no signs of a violent and tragic death.
The cause of the trouble, which hurried one man into eter-nity without a moment's warning, and makes another an outcast with the blood of his fellow-creature on his hands, is traceable to the same old demon that has filled graves and made murderers for centuries: liquor. Riley was the owner of a horse that he set great store by. He imagined that the horse was fast, and made a race with some Missouri parties. Much interest was manifested in the race, and considerable feeling indulged in. The race was run on Monday and Riley's horse was beaten.
Tom Armstrong attended the race, and appeared to be somewhat under the influence of liquor. He bet against Riley's horse, and he and Riley had some words on the track. Parties stated that Armstrong swore he would kill Riley before night, which, however, does not appear in the evidence at the inquest.
After the race, in the evening, a number of persons gathered at Riley's drug store, among whom were Armstrong and a chum of his by the name of Adams, who once worked in a harness shop here. In the store some little bantering was indulged in, and about half past ten Riley said it was time to close up, and asked the crowd to clear out. Armstrong and Adams were among the last to go out, and were rather slow about it. Riley told them to get along out, and pushed Adams through the door. Armstrong then made a motion as if to take Adams' part and someone on the sidewalk near him pushed him off into the gutter.
Meanwhile Riley came out of the store and stood on the sidewalk with his left hand on an awning post. Armstrong straightened up, and with an oath drew his pistol and fired. The ball struck Riley in the left breast, passing through the corner of his upper vest pocket and through his heart. He cried out, "I'm dead! I'm dead!" and fell in his tracks. He was picked up and carried into the store, but was dead before they laid him down. After firing the shot Armstrong ran up the street to a barn, got a horse, and left town. Tuesday morning the horse came back. In half an hour several parties of men were in the saddle in hot pursuit.
Armstrong is about 40 years old, tall, raw-boned and clumsy, red-faced, with teeth that protrude from under thick lips, has sandy hair and mustache. His right forefinger is bent back and nearly touches the palm of his hand, and he has a scar on his face.
Mr. James Riley has been in Arkansas City since a year ago last May, was a man of pleasing address, and had many friends. He was about thirty-six years old, and it is not known whether he had a family living or not. Some of his more intimate friends have heard him speak of his wife, but farther than that nothing is known. He has a brother living near Peoria, Illinois.
Armstrong lives in Bolton township, and owns a farm there.
Armstrong was captured Tuesday afternoon about 4 o'clock by Sheriff Shenneman and posse, on Grouse creek. After reaching Arkansas City and making careful notes of the direction taken, the sheriff found his trail and followed it to Grouse creek. Here he came across a man by the name of Robinson, whose actions indicated that he knew something about the fugitive. A thorough search was made of the neighborhood, and at last Armstrong was found in a thicket. He surrendered without resistance, giving up the little pistol with which the killing was done. It is a small No. 8. I X six barrelled revolver, carrying a 32 cartridge. He requested especially not to be taken to Arkansas City, but Sheriff Shenneman thought best to come through there in order to change teams.
When the news was whispered around town, a large crowd gathered; and for some little time, things looked squally. At last the crowd sent up a paper signed by a large number of citizens, asking that Armstrong be taken to view the remains of his bloody work. He begged piteously to be spared this ordeal; but the people were determined, and the sheriff advised him to yield to their wishes. When he saw his victim lying dead before him, he broke down completely, and cried like a child. Turning to one of the officers he said, with tears streaming down his cheeks, "If I could have his life back, I would willingly give mine." He says he wishes it was made a penitentiary offense to carry a pistol, and that before that day he had not had a pistol on his person for years.
This case offers many points that it would be worthwhile to carefully consider and might perhaps help some erring brother to steer clear of the shoals on which so many lives have been lost and hopes blasted. Had James Riley shown at all times a just regard for the laws of our State regarding the sale of intoxicating liqour, he might not now be filling the early grave. The liquor that was unlawfully dealt out over his counter was the same liquor that made a devil of Armstrong and prompted him to do the deed that puts him in a felon's cell. It was the same liquor that incites the father to butcher his offspring, and the child to murder his parents, etc. etc. etc. AD NAUSEUM. THE WRITER EVEN GOES ON ABOUT YOUNG MEN SHOULD NOT CARRY REVOLVERS, ETC.
"There is a law on our statute books against carrying concealed weapons. The only trouble is that the penalty is not strong enough. It should be made a penitentiary offense. Men who cannot control their appetities should at least be compelled to observe the safety of their fellowman and not go about 'thrice doubly armed' for his destruction."
[T. A. WILKINSON.]
OCTOBER 20, 1881.
T. A. Wilkinson is no longer among us, but several of our citizens who befriended him and helped him to breast the storms of life by extending credit will have cause to remember him as long as memory holds. The COURIER is one of the unfortunate who placed too much confidence in an oily tongue and an adamantine cheek, and mourns this fact to the tune of $175.00. Other small amounts are scattered here and there, and in fact his autographs are so conspicuously abundant in this community that they have fallen way below par. But the worst victims missplaced confidence are Messrs. J. E. Platter, M. G. Troup, and J. W. Curns. Wilkinson at one time conceived the idea of starting a lumber yard. This, of itself, wasn't much of a conception, as men start lumber yards every day.
The brilliant feature in this case was that Wilkinson hadn't a dollar in the world, or credit enough to buy a ring of bologna sausage on time time. But he intended to work "with his usual ability" to compass that end. The world will never know the sleek arguments and sycophantic appeals for aid that induced the following gentleman to execute this paper.
Winfield, Kansas, March 11, 1881.
"We hereby authorize the Chicago Lumber Company of Wichita, Kansas, to furnish to T. A. Wilkinson such building material as he may wish, not exceeding the value of $2,000 at once, and if the said T. A. Wilkinson shall fail to pay the same, either in money or material received from the Chicago Lumber Company, then, upon ninety days notice, we agree to pay the Chicago Lumber Company the amount remaining due from T. A. Wilkinson to the Chicago Lumber Company.
T. A. WILKINSON. JAS. E. PLATTER,
M. G. TROUP,
J. W. CURNS.
The reader will observe Mr. Wilkinson's name in the left hand corner. This was put on to give the paper a current value as it were. Things went on swimmingly for a time. The lumber yard "boomed," Wilkinson "bummed" and everything wore a roseate hue. But finally there came a crash, the lumber yard suspended, and Wilkinson rushed wildly around tearing his hair and assuring his creditors that "all would be right," he "intended to pay every cent he owed," and indulging in various other mythical and fanciful expressions. This was his last business venture here, and after swindling out a scanty existence for a short time, packed his valice, and amid tears and lamentations, bid Cowley an affectionate adieu and hid himself in New Mexico, leaving Messrs. Platter, Troup, and Curns to pay the full amount of their guarantee for lumber that he had bought, sold, and squandred the proceeds of. He is now in Pueblo, we understand, running a hotel. He should be running a shovel up at Leavenworth, with black and white stripes running around his trouser legs. He is a large able-bodied citizen, fully able to take an ax and earn his living as Abraham Lincoln did, and it is a sad commentary on the laws of our country that he is still permitted to run at large and grow fat on the substance of others.
OCTOBER 20, 1881.
The salary of the marshal has been reduced to $45 per month.
The wheat is booming. We hope the boom will hold out.
Lucius Knight is thinking of taking up his abode in Kansas City.
Mr. Morgan, a brother of J. H. Morgan, visited us last week.
Mr. S. Fry, of Acton, Illinois, came in last week and will remain several weeks with us.
The wife of Mr. Andrew Dudgeon, near New Salem, died Monday and was buried Wednesday.
Mr. Samuel Morain and Miss Laura B. Snyder, of this county, were married at Sedan last week.
Mr. E. F. Blair, local of the Telegram, left on a short visit to Las Vegas, New Mexico, Wednesday.
Tunnel Mills flour is worth "Patent" $4.75; XXXX $4.25; XXX $4.00. Corn meal $2.00 per hundred.
Sheriff Shenneman and others who were attending the U. S. court at Leavenworth have returned.
Good plug tobacco at McGuire Bros. for 50 cents per pound. Old Kentucky smoking tobacco at 40 cents per pound.
As soon as the fall rains are over, the sidewalk on East Ninth Avenue will be completed. Meanwhile pedestrians can wade.
The coal business has been rushing for the past few days. Almost all of the dealers had more orders than they could fill.
Ed Walker is up from the Territory this week as a witness on the trial of young Crow for the killing of Bush. Ed looks like a veritable cow-boy.
Col. Palmer, the gentleman who is managing the Geuda Springs survey was in the city Friday. He is very reticent on the subject of the Springs.
$5 REWARD. Strayed or stolen, a flea bitten gray Texas mare pony; was last seen near Liberty school house. N. C. Myers, Winfield.
The stove trade was rushing during the cold snap of last week. Upwards of a hundred stoves were sold by the different hardware firms on Thursday.
Mr. S. P. Strong, the phat and jolly "member from Rock," was perambulating over the streets Saturday. He is dealing some in thoroughbred Merino sheep.
The sidewalk on east Ninth Avenue dammed the water Monday morning till it ran down among the houses, filling cellars, and making lakes out of front yards.
MARRIED. At the residence of Mrs. Joseph Conklin, in Winfield, Oct. 16th, 1881, by Rev. J. Cairns, Mr. James H. Guinn and Miss Mary Wilson, both of Cowley county.
The trial of young Crow, charged with the murder of Bush, has been postponed by commissioner Webb until Oct. 27th, owing to District Attorney Hallowell's being engaged at Leavenworth.
Monday evening Mr. Burroughs offered his resignation as marshal to the council and it was accepted. Mayor Troup nomi-
nated James Bethel for the place, but the vote stood two for and two against confirmation. The Mayor did not throw the casting vote and offered the name of R. H. True, which was unanimously endorsed. Mr. True is one of our best citizens and will make an excellent marshal.
Mr. A. Busey returned with his family from Colorado this week. He passed through the city Tuesday, and dropped in to see us and have his paper changed to Dexter. Mr. Busey is one of Cowley's oldest settlers, having "stuck his stake" on Grouse Creek over eleven years ago. We are glad to learn that Mrs. Busey's health has been much improved by her year's residence in Colorado.
The posse that captured Armstrong was composed of Sheriff
Shenneman, Deputy Geo. McIntire, Ed Horn, Lew Senate, Capt. Barrick [? might be Rarrick ?], Lew Stanton, and Chas. Hawkins, of Silverdale township. The boys say that when Hawkins first saw Armstrong, he yelled like an Apache Indian. Ed Horn was the first to get his six-shooter on him and make him throw up his hands.
Of 148 teachers employed in public schools of the county last school year, only 59 reported to the county superintendent the terms of their contracts for teaching.
THE MARKETS. Wheat went up 4-1/2 cents on Friday. The best wheat is worth today (Wednesday) $1.30. The general average is $1.20, and the poorest $1.10. Hogs are not so high, going at $5.25 to $5.50. Corn is worth 20 cents. Produce remains unchanged. Eggs are worth 15 cents, and butter 18 to 20.
Mr. James B. Moore, of Hartford, Connecticut, spent several days of this week looking over our county. Mr. Moore is a capitalist of large means and has a great deal of money invested in real estate mortgages in this county.
Mrs. M. A. Roseberry, wife of ex-commissioner Roseberry, is visiting her mother in Columbus, Indiana. Charley Roseberry and family accompanied her. Mrs. Roseberry's mother is over 85 years old.
It's Sam Gilbert this time: and segars. Mother and child are doing well, and the doctor thinks he will be able to pull the father through. A nine (9) pound little girl.
[DIED: MRS. JAMES KELLY.]
OCTOBER 20, 1881.
Monday evening at nine o'clock Mrs. James Kelly breathed her last. Her illness was of short duration. I [Ed. P. Greer] was beginning my career as "devil" in the COURIER office when Mr. Kelly was editor and proprietor, and knew Mrs. Kelly well. Her many accomplishments, coupled with a kind and considerate regard for the feelings of others, gathered about her a circle of warm friends. To the bereaved husband and two motherless little children we extend our heartfelt sympathy.
[REPORT FROM "NOVUS HOVUS" AT NORTHWEST CRESSWELL.]
OCTOBER 20, 1881.
Our big mule met with a serious accident the other day while drinking water from the water trough. Our little boy had been fishing in the trough with a very small hook, and left the hook in the trough. The mule managed to swallow the hook and has come very nearly choking to death several times since, but she seems better this morning.
John Smalley has bought the Morton farm and is building him a new house to winter in.
D. J. Bright left his wife and family for parts unknown one day last week. We are sorry that he and his wife could not get along together any longer.
Abe Maurer intends to leave the bend and will stop at Mr. West's, east of Arkansas City.
Corn is being damaged by the late rains; all that has fallen from the stalk to the ground is growing. Wheat never looked better than it does at present. Grass is growing well and stock are looking fine.
Billy Auman is visiting in Illinois, and leaves his wife to keep batch (but he happens to have none).
Teachers are scarce this year, and we think they will be scarcer next year as nearly all the teachers this year have third grade certificates, and the majority of the school boards prefer a teacher who has a first grade certificate.
[OLD SOLDIERS OF VERNON TOWNSHIP.]
OCTOBER 20, 1881.
P. M. WAIT: CAPTAIN.
W. J. BONNEWELL: 1ST LIEUT.
J. W. HOUSEHOLDER: 2ND LIEUT.
THOS. THOMPSON: ORDERLY SERGT.
S. D. COLE: COLOR BEARER.
B. B. DAUGHERTY, MUSICIAN, CO. A, 59TH OHIO INFT.
A. BEAMAN, PRIVATE, CO. L, 13TH MO. CAVALRY.
N. S. CRAWFORD, PRIVATE, CO. H, 23RD OHIO INFT.
N. MOCK, PRIVATE, CO. I, 17TH OHIO INFT.
W. W. PAINTER, PRIVATE, CO. K, 63RD IND. INFT.
J. W. HOUSEHOLDER, PRIVATE, CO. K, 2ND OHIO INFT.
W. M. SEINHOUR, PRIVATE, CO. F, 1ST VT. INFT.
J. W. MILLSPAUGH, 1ST LIEUT., CO. H, 27TH IND. INFT.
D. S. BEADLE, PRIVATE, CO. G, 14TH OHIO INFT.
W. J. BONNEWELL, SERGT. CO. F, 31ST IND. INFT.
W. V. SITTON, SERGT., CO. 1, 3RD MO. CAVALRY.
WM. CARTER, PRIVATE, CO. A, 2ND IOWA CAVALRY.
W. L. HOLMES, PRIVATE, CO. G, 16TH MO. INFT.
C. SKINNER, PRIVATE, CO. I, 18TH MO. INFT.
M. ALLEN, SERGT, CO. F, 7TH ILL. INFT.
E. A.L ALLEN, PRIVATE, CO. F, 7TH ILL. INFT.
M. R. RHODES, PRIVATE, CO. E, 18TH U. S. INFT.
W. C. SKINNER, PRIVATE, CO. B, 47TH IOWA INFT.
P. M. WAIT, PRIVATE, CO. M, 9TH ILL. CAVALRY.
PETER YONT, PRIVATE, CO. C, 9TH IND. CAVALRY.
JOHN McMAHAN, PRIVATE, CO. C, 17TH IND. INFT.
WM. PENNINGTON, PRIVATE, CO. C, 17TH IND. INFT.
J. HUBBARD, PRIVATE, CO. C, 17TH IND. INFT.
SAMUEL PENNINGTON, PRIVATE, CO. 1, 18TH MO. INFT.
D. C. BELLVILLE, PRIVATE, CO. K, 10TH OHIO INFT.
C. W. DONKIN, PRIVATE, CO. A, 11TH MICH. INFT.
WM. McCULLEY, PRIVATE, CO. C, 88TH PA. INFT.
A. W. BESWICK, PRIVATE, CO. A, 99TH ILL. INFT.
R. LAFENFIELD, PRIVATE, CO. F, 54TH IND. VOL. INFT.
THOS. THOMPSON, PRIVATE, CO. 1, 9TH MO. CAVALRY.
ISAAC WOOD, PRIVATE, CO. F, 17TH IND. VOL. INFT.
JOHN MEHAN, PRIVATE, CO. I, 113TH OHIO VOL. INFT.
J. H. SNYDER, PRIVATE, CO. I, 77TH ILL. VOL. INFT.
J. B. CORSON, MAJOR, WIS. VOL. INFT.
[ADS: OCTOBER 20, 1881.]
PROPOSALS FOR BUILDING. Sealed Bids will be received at our office at Arkansas City until 10 o'clock, Saturday, Oct. 22nd, for the carpenter work on 5 Buildings, all material furnished, to be erected at Otoe Agency, Indian Territory, 40 miles south of Arkansas City. Plans and Specifications can be seen at our office. The right is reserved to reject any or all bids.
CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC. Wishing to secure to my pupils all the advantages of a first class music school, I have leased Col. McMullen's store room opposite the Brettun House and fitted the same for a Concert Hall. Although our monthly concerts will be in reality examinations in the different branches of musical science, I shall make them as interesting as possible and hope that my patrons will encourage the enterprise by their never failing presence. The seating capacity of our hall being rather limited, we will not be able to send invitations to all of our friends at the same time but shall remember them all on the different occasions. C. Farringer.
If you have any watch or clock that needs repairing, be sure and bring them to George Schroeter's, the jeweler who warrants his work, and is a watch maker of long experience.
I am Agent for the Stover Wind Mill and have a sample mill on hand. Can put up a mill for anyone on short notice.
W. A. Lee, Implement Dealer.
CHANGE OF FIRM. Messrs. Shrieves & Powers have purchased the Grocery business formerly run by Lee & McKnight. They have refitted, refurnished, and "restocked" the concern and now have one of the best apportioned grocery houses in the city. Everything with them is a specialty. Their store will be known as the "Illinois Grocery."
NEW SECOND HAND STORE. Hambrie & Bro. have just opened out a second hand store where they will buy and sell all kinds of second hand goods of any description--we now have on hand a large stock of clothing, dry goods, boots and shoes, which we offer less than wholesale price, also a lot of heating and cook stoves, and all kinds of household goods and other goods to tedious to mention; place of business, first door east of McGuire's grocery store, Winfield, Ks.
McDONALD & WALTON, CORNER 10TH AVE. AND MAIN ST., Complete assortment of Dress Goods, Cloaks, Skirts, Dolmans, Hosiery, Yarns, Underwear, Notions, Flannels, etc.
GROUSE CREEK WATER MILLS, BULLINGTON & ELLIOTT, PROPRIETORS, DEXTER, KANSAS.
[MUSTER ROLLS BY TOWNSHIPS AS FAR AS HEARD FROM.]
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1881 - FRONT PAGE.
OLD SOLDIERS OF WALNUT TOWNSHIP.
H. W. STUBBLEFIELD, CAPT., CO. H, 18TH KS. CAVALRY.
SILICH CURE, PRIVATE, CO. M, 50TH N. Y. INFT.
J. C. ROBERTS, PRIVATE, CO. K, 33RD IND. INFT.
D. ROBERTSON, PRIVATE, CO. K, 33RD IOWA INFT.
JOHN FURGESON, PRIVATE, CO. K, 33RD IOWA INFT.
G. W. PRATER, PRIVATE, MICH.
S. E. BURGER, CORP., CO. G, 8TH MO. CAV.MYRES, SERGEANT, CO. H, 59TH OHIO INFT.
JACOB BINKEY, PRIVATE 8TH PA. INFT.
T. A. BLANCHARD, ORDERLY SERGEANT, CO. I, 7TH MO. CA.
NORMAN SHURTLIFF, PRIVATE, CO. A, 3RD WIS. CAV.
R. I HOGUE, SERGEANT, CO. M, 6TH OHIO CAV.
B. E. MURPHEY, PRIVATE, CO. I, 7TH MO. CAV.
JOHN MORGAN, PRIVATE, CO. A, 156TH IND. INFT.
C. A. ROBERTS, PRIVATE, CO. C, 48TH IOWA INFT.
JOSEPH ROBERTS, PRIVATE, CO. C, 40TH IND. INFT.
JOEL MACH, PRIVATE, CO. M, 12TH N. Y. CAV.
HENRY THOMPSON, PRIVATE, CO. B, 8TH MO. CAV.
JAS. PATTERSON, PRIVATE, CO. A, IOWA INFT.
J. H. BAUMAN, PRIVATE, IND. INFT.
G. A. LEARY, PRIVATE, CONFEDERATE, KY. INFT.
JESSEE KINEY, PRIVATE, MO. INFT.
OLD SOLDIERS OF ROCK TOWNSHIP.
CHAS. DURHAM: CAPTAIN.
A. B. TUGGLE: 1ST SERGEANT.
PHILANDER WILSON, 82ND. IND.
A. B. TURGIS, BATTERY L, 2ND MO.
INO M. HARCOURT, 108 ILL.
JAS. H. HOOBER, 139TH O.
JAS. C. DEWITT, 62ND ILL.
CHAS. H. MABRY, 24TH IND.
J. C. McKIBBEN, 59TH O.
WM. KAATS, IOWA.
M. A. KINSEY, 15TH KY.
J. B. KESTLER, 125TH ILL.
I. M. WAIT, 1ST KY.
WESLEY LOW, 10TH IND.
W. H. WHITNEY, 59TH ILL.
O. A. PRATT, 5TH IA.
WM. H. PALMER, 24TH IN.
W. A. WILSON, 65TH ILL.
CHAS. DURHAM, IND.
R. H. SCOFIELD, MICH.
O. M. RATTS, IND.
JOHN CHITWOOD, KY.
REUBEN BOOTH, 45TH MO.
MOSES MONROE, 15TH IND.
A. WILLIAMSON, 2ND KAS.
J. M. HARCOURT, Sec.
OLD SOLDIERS OF NEW SALEM.
CAPTAIN: J. W. NICHOLS.
1ST LIEUTENANT: W. C. BRIANT.
2ND LIEUTENANT: C. EVERETT.
ORDERLY SERGEANT: F. G. YARBROUGH.
W. C. BRIANT, 7TH KANSAS CAV.
J. W. NICHOLS, CO. H, 13TH U. S. INFT.
C. C. KROW, CO. C, 21ST ILL. INFT.
M. E. NAUGHTON, CO. Q, IND. INFT.
W. E. THORNTON, CO. I, 24TH MICH. INFT.
J. R. GRAHAM, CO. E, 25TH IOWA INFT.
C. EVERETT, CO. E, 37TH ILL. INFFT.
CHARLES KING, CO. E, 60TH ILL. INFFT.
F. S. YARBROUGH, CO. A, 70TH MO. MIL.
THOMAS WALKER, CO. H, 3RD IOWA CAV.
W. A. IRWIN, CO. E, 1ST MICH. CAV.
OLD SOLDIERS OF SPRING CREEK TOWNSHIP.
CAPTAIN: R. Y. MEADE.
1ST LIEUTENANT: JAS. A. GILLILAND.
2ND LIEUTENANT: JAS. S. GILKEY.
ORDERLY SERGEANT: EBEN HAYDEN.
W. W. THOMAS, PRIVATE, CO. B, 4TH MAINE INFT.
J. B. SOUTHARD, PRIVATE, CO. C, 125TH ILL. INFT.
JAS. RAMSEY, PRIVATE, CO. B, 118TH ILL. INFT.
M. S. TREXEL, PRIVATE, CO. F, 10TH KAS. INFT.
H. B. KIZER, PRIVATE, CO. G, 10TH ILL. INFT.
JAS. BAKER, PRIVATE, CO. C, 99TH IND. INFT.
ALLEN WOODS, PRIVATE, CO. K, 4TH IOWA INFT.
B. F. WOODS, PRIVATE, CO. B, 9TH IOWA CAV.
JOHN MATNEY, PRIVATE, CO. C, 3RD MO. CAV.
C. B. MATNEY, CORPORAL, CO. E., 101ST ILL. INFT.
JOHN McHALEY, PRIVATE, CO. F, 19TH ILL. INFT.
R. Y. MEADE, CORPORAL, CO. B, 66TH IND. INFT.
JAS. H. GILLILAND, PRIVATE, CO. K, 150 ILL. INFT.
JAS. S. GILKEY, SERGT., CO. I, 36TH INFT.
EBEN HAYDEN, PRIVATE, CO. F, 5TH WIS. INFT.
OLD SOLDIERS OF FAIRVIEW TOWNSHIP.
W. L. BURRTON, PRIVATE, CO. I, 66TH ILL. VOL. INFT.
S. BURTON, PRIVATE, CO. D, 54TH ILL. VOL. INFT.
W. H. BUTTLER, CO. F, 130TH ILL. VOL. INFT.
ROBERT CRAIG, PRIVATE, CO. G, 114TH ILL. VOL. INFT.
R. B. CORRSON, CORP., CO. A, 113TH OHIO VOL. INFT.
J. W. DOUGLASS, SERGT., CO. A, 51ST ILL. VOL. INFT.
J. W. FLETCHER, PRIVATE, CO. F, 1ST N. Y. CAV.
D. A. HUSTON, PRIVATE, INDEPENDENT, RINGOLD CAV.
ABIJAH HOWARD, CORP. CO. C, 4TH TENN. CAV.
M. C. HEDRICK, SERGEANT, CO. B, 94TH ILL. VOL. INFT.
J. HEFNER, PRIVATE, CO. B, 34TH IOWA VOL. INFT.
J. HAMMEL, PRIVATE, CO. I, 10TH ILL. VOL. INFT.
W. J. KNIGHT, PRRIVATE, CO. D, 96TH N. Y. VOL. INFT.
T. MARIMER, CORP., CO. B, 11TH IND. VOL. INFT.
W. F. M. LARY, CORP., CO. R, 33RD ILL. VOL. INFT.
B. F. McREE, PRIVATE, CO. A, 8TH IND. VOL. CAV.
McINTIRE, PRIVATE, CO. R, 166TH OHIO VOL. INFT.
A. J. McCOLLUM, PRIVATE, CO. R, 145 OHIO VOL. INFT.
A. NEWBERRY, PRIVATE, CO. C, 36TH IND. VOL. INFT.
A. ORR, PRIVATE, CO. G, 2ND N. J. CAV.
S. S. ONSTOTT, PRIVATE, CO. A, 29TH MO. CAV.
R. B. PRATT.
J. S. SAVAGE, PRIVATE, CO. D, 54TH ILL. VOL. INFT.
E. SCHOFIELD, PRIVATE, CO. E, 88TH OHIO VOL. INFT.
J. J. SMOAT, PRIVATE, CO. RR, 135TH ILL. VOL. INFT.
J. O. VANORSDAL, 1ST LIEUT., CO. B, 4TH IOWA VOL. CAV.
W. H. WEBBER, PRIVATE, CO. C, 36TH IND. VOL. INFT.
W. B. WEIMER, PRRIVATE, CO. RR, 89TH OHIO VOL. INFT.
WM. WHITE, PRRIVATE, CO. I, 155TH OHIO VOL. INFT.
OLD SOLDIERS OF OTTER TOWNSHIP [MAY ALREADY HAVE!]
A. A. MILLS, SERGT., CO. I, 129TH, ILL., V. I.
JOSEPH TURNER, PRIVATE, CO. B, 11TH MO. CAV.
WRIGHT NASH, PRIVATE, CO. G, 41ST ILL. V. I.
J. B. GRAVES, PRIVATE, CO. F, 21ST ILL. V. I.
C. R. MYLES, PRIVATE, CO. D, 96TH OHIO V. I.
JOHN GUTHRIE, PRIVATE, CO. C, 79TH ILL. V. I.
ELISHA MILLER, PRIVATE, CO. K, 15TH IOWA V. I.
GEO. HOSMER, SERGT., CO. D, 118TH ILL. V. I.
J. H. KENNEDY, PRIVATE, CO. C, 94TH ILL. V. I.
N. BELVEAL, PRIVATE, CO. F, 33RD IOWA V. I.
SAMUEL BELVEAL, PRIVATE, CO. F, 33RD IOWA V. I.
G. C. CLEVELAND, PRIVATE, CO. D, 74TH ILL. V. I.
WM. H. H. RATHBUN, PRIVATE, CO. A, 2ND MO. CAV.
T. A. ALEY, CORPORAL, CO. F, 145TH IND. V. I.
WM. COLUMBER, PRIVATE, CO. B, 13TH OHIO V. I.
[P. A. AND P. I. - SHERIDAN ITEMS.]
OCTOBER 27, 1881.
And still it rains. Who ever saw such weather? One day is so cold you want on your overcoat and gloves and talk of putting up the stove, and the next day is so hot that you think of moving to a country "where they don't have such terribly warm weather."
The farmers that have not gathered their corn nor properly stacked their hay, are worrying a great deal over the wet
R. B. Thomas is building stone walls to his stable.
Owen Shriver is in the Nation taking care off his cattle.
Mrs. Barney Shriver has gone on a visit to her mother.
R. R. Longshore has presented the Sheridan school house with a handsome coal burner.
Frank Terrill has gone to Butler county, and Miss Ida Terrill has gone to Dexter. Sheridan's young folks are becoming few and far between.
Mrs. McAlister and her daughter, Miss Mollie, have returned from Illinois.
Mr. Williamson and family have gone to Missouri.
Miss Mollie Wilson has been transformed into Mrs. Guinn. And Jim? Well, we guess he is Jim yet, any way we have heard nothing to the contrary. It all happened in Winfield last Saturday, in spite of the rain and mud. We do not know who performed the ceremony.
P. A. and P. I.
[REPORT FROM "JONAS" - PLEASANT VALLEY.
OCTOBER 27, 1881.
Mrs. Dee Whitson left here last week to visit her old homestead in Kentucky.
Rev. Lacey delivered his farewell sermon here last Sunday. He goes to a new field of labor.
Mr. Wm. Teter is the only man that we know of who succeeded in raising any turnips this year.
Mr. David Lamb, who has been on a visit to Iowa for some time is expected to return in a few days.
We understand that Mr. Alvin Watt has gone into the dairy business with Mr. Heffron. We wish him success in his new avocation.
Hugh Wallace, a young man staying at Dee Whitson's, came near being shot one day last week. His father lives about two miles from Mr. Whitson's; Hugh concluded to go down to his father's, and thought he would take the gun with him. He picked it up in rather a careless manner, and the hammer struck against a barrel, which caused it to discharge, the contents just missing his face. Though not hurt, we think he was scared out of a year's growth. Boys, be careful when you handle firearms.
[MOVING TO ARKANSAS CITY: McKENLEY FROM WELLINGTON.]
OCTOBER 27, 1881. - FRONT PAGE.
Last week the Canal Company perfected a contract with McKenley, of Wellington, for power for a large furniture manufactory on the canal. His contract calls for forty horsepower, which, they are to furnish him for $800 a year. Mr. McKenley is now in Wellington settling up his business affairs there, preparatory to moving his machinery and worldly goods to this city, when he will commence the erection of four buildings, two to be 30 x 40, one 20 x 30, and one 16 x 20, to be used as buildings for his manufactory. He will principally manufacture school and church furniture, but will be prepared to turn out anything in the furniture line. Mr. McKenley is a man of wealth and experience, and will no doubt make this new enterprise a success, which will prove to him a paying investment, and be of lasting benefit to the city.
[McINTIRE'S MADAM RUMOR SAYS: ARKANSAS CITY, I RECKON.]
OCTOBER 27, 1881. - FRONT PAGE.
McIntire's Madam Rumor says:
That Doctor Hughes and Lenoard have sold their property at Eureka Springs and intend moving to Texas.
That Prof. O. Phelps, formerly of this city, has gone to Texarkana, where he has been chosen principal of the public schools of that place.
That the law firm of Mitchell & Houston will soon be changed to Mitchell, Swarts & Bixler. Mitchell & Bixler will be located at Geuda Springs, and Swarts will remain here.
That J. H. Phillips, formerly of this city, but of late of Las Vegas, New Mexico, will return to this county next spring with 5,000 head of sheep.
That they have the small pox in the city of Caldwell.
[INDEPENDENT CANDIDATES ANNOUNCE FOR COWLEY COUNTY OFFICES.]
OCTOBER 27, 1881.
A. G. Wilson: running for office of Sheriff of Cowley.
Alex. Cairns: running for office of County Surveyor.
W. H. H. Maris: running for County Treasurer.
[A. H. GREEN ASSAULTS REV. A. H. TUCKER.]
OCTOBER 27, 1881.
Last Monday A. H. Green made a fierce assault on the Rev. A. H. Tucker, beating him severely about the head and face, knocking him down on the sidewalk, and attempting to kick him in the face; but was prevented in the last by being heaved into the street by a third party, which ended the attack.
Mr. Tucker resisted no farther than to raise his bent arm to ward off the blows which were put in thick and fast, and did not speak a word.
The provocation was that in a short address at the Union temperance meeting in the Opera House the evening before, Mr. Tucker said in relation to a call for a grand jury that remonstrances had been circulated, one of them by a man named Green; that some two or three men who signed these remonstrances had expressed a desire to get their names off, stating that they signed under the false representation that the grand jury would cost the county from $1,500 to $1,800. Mr. Tucker added that he believed the men making such representation knew it was a lie when they made it.
We think Mr. Green was not present at the meeting; but had since been told exaggerated stories of what had been said, doubtless that the speaker accused him directly of lying or being a liar, and had been stimulated and inflamed into a burning
We do not think that Mr. Tucker's remarks were judicious, particularly the mention of Mr. Green by name, but that was no excuse for this assault on a non-resistant preacher, nor any excuse for others to misrepresent him and urge an assault. As we understand this case will be settled in the courts, we will now say no more.
[DIED: FATHER OF HON. E. S. TORRANCE--REV. ADAM TORRANCE.]
OCTOBER 27, 1881.
Rev. Adam Torrance, father of the judge of this Judicial district, Hon. E. S. Torrance, died at New Alexandria, Pennsylvania, on the 18th of this month in the 81st year of his age of inflammation of the bowels, after a sickness of one week.
He was of Scotch-Irish extraction, and was born in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, in 1801. He studied theology and was ordained as a minister of the Presbyterian church in 1832; was married the same year, and settled as the pastor of the Presbyterian church at Lexington, Ohio, where he preached about five years. He then removed to New Alexandria, Pa., where he served as the pastor of the Presbyterian church for more than 30 years.
Rev. Torrance was chaplain of the 11th Pennsylvania Reserve Corps in the war of the rebellion, and "stayed with the boys" in all the battles in which the regiment participated while he was in the service, which was about two years. He was a great lover of his country and inherited an intense patriotic feeling from his father, who was an officer in the war of the revolution.
The subject of this notice was a sound, clear headed
thinker, and a true gentleman. His correct habits had preserved all his faculties in full symmetry and force until the day of his death. He was highly honored and beloved by all who knew him.
[REPORT FROM "HANK" - PLEASANT VALLEY.]
OCTOBER 27, 1881.
Mrs. T. Wright, who has been sick for some time, is now
Henry Waugh contemplates a trip to New Mexico in the near future.
It is the general supposition of the farmers of this vicinity that one fifth of the present corn crop will be lost. Caused by the late rains.
Ross Wright, who has been in Missouri for more than a year, is expected home by the tenth of next month.
Zack Whitson is erecting a wind pump on his farm, which will be a great help to him. Zack is bound to keep up with the times.
Ben Timmermin and sister left these parts a short time ago for Missouri, where he has a farm, which he is going to improve.
Mr. Myres, late of Ohio, and a son-in-law of Frank Baker, has been sick ever since he came to this state. He expects to return to Ohio as soon as his health will permit.
There is talk of organizing a singing school at the Victor school house.
Samuel Waugh, one of our most estimable citizens, will soon leave us. He is going to another part of the country.
Lewis Brown is intending to sell his farm and expects to return to his old home in Pennsylvania. Lewis has an excellent farm, and has it under a good state of improvement.
Mr. Henry Forbes is another of Pleasant Valley's "discontented souls." He wants to "swap" farms and for this purrpose will sell out and buy again. His farm adjoins Lewis Brown's.
Henry Peters, late of Keokuk, Iowa, is visiting his mother, Mrs. Green. We understand he will return to Iowa in a short time.
Mr. Holland has made great improvements on his house by building additions to it, which adds much to the beauty of the place.
Wm. Bailey has a new boarder, who arrived last week. It's a girl and weighs just ten pounds.
October 21st, 1881. HANK.
OCTOBER 27, 1881.
Col. McMullen and E. P. Kinne are in Kansas City this week.
Loads of flour at McGuire Bros. store at Tisdale, at Winfield prices.
The blue grass sown in Riverside Park is doing as nicely as could be expected.
Winfield Courier, October 27, 1881.
Mr. M. L. Robinson has returned with his family from their western rambles.
Sam Jarvis spent a few days in the city since our last. Sam's white plug is oppressive.
Wayne Bitting and family left for Philadelphia Monday, where they will hereafter reside.
D. Rodocker, ex-photographer, and Miss Mattie Walters were married last Sunday morning.
Mrs. Geo. W. Robinson is enjoying a visit from Mrs. M. A. Holmes, of Indianapolis, Indiana.
T. B. Myers returned from Denver Monday. He brings some news from our western friends.
Tom Anderson was brought before Judge McIntire last Thursday and waved preliminary examination.
Rev. Cairns left for the east Tuesday afternoon. He will visit various cities in the interest of the church building fund.
Mr. Geo. Denton, of Harvey township, called in Tuesday. Geo. says Harvey is booming for the straight ticket.
Harry Foults and wife had the misfortune to lose their little baby boy last week. This is the third baby they have buried.
Max Shoeb spent a few days of last week in the city. Max will wander back once in awhile, although he seems well satisfied with Oxford.
The Walnut township polls are still traveling. This time they are to be held at Black Crook school house, one mile north and a mile east of Winfield.
One of our fuel dealers shipped in two carloads of cord wood last week. We certainly ought to get wood here so it can be sold for less than seven dollars per cord.
Messrs. R. J. Mead, of Spring Creek township, and S. N. Waldroupe, of Silverdale township, made us a pleasant call. They are both old soldiers and came up to see about the reunion.
The Commercial reports that a burglar recently got into
Mc. D. Stapleton's store at Cambridge in the night and got away with a small amount of money and some light goods of no considerable value.
The chances for Burden's flouring mill are very encouraging. The question is being agitated again, and parties will soon be on hand to do the work. A mill at Burden would be a paying
Sheriff Shenneman attached all of A. H. Green's property Monday evening in a damage suit brought by Rev. A. H. Tucker. The General is in a fair way for finding out how much it is worth to skin the nose of a minister.
The father of young Baird, who shot at a party in Arkansas City lately and forfeited his bail, brought him in Monday. He was taken before Justice McIntire and his bail fixed at eight hundred dollars. It was furnished by his father.
L. B. Stone, Republican candidate for Treasurer, spent several hours in this office Monday evening. Mr. Stone has been a resident of the county for years. He is one of those men who believe in minding their own business and not putting themselves forward until called for. His nomination before the convention was something unusual in the political history of this county. Unacquainted with the politics of the county, and not aspiring to the offfice, he was taken up by his neighbors and friends and carried through upon their recommendation. We predict for him the finest majority given a candidate for many a year.
After the 8th of November, the only way Mr. Stevens can convince himself that he was a candidate for sheriff will be by examining the expense bills for his canvass. Democrats as well as Republicans are interested in keeping Shenneman where he is and the result will be the largest majority ever accorded a candidate in this county.
Abe Steinbarger has bought the Telegram and will take charge November 1st. The paper will probably be changed in politics. As Abe is a COURIER graduate, he knows how to run a newspaper. He has removed his family and effects to this place and will hereafter make his home among us. Although it has been abundantly demonstrated that running a second Republican paper in Winfield is uphill business, we know of no one more capable of making the effort than Abe.
Winfield Courier, October 27, 1881.
AMr. Riley, brother of James Riley, who was killed at Arkansas City last week, arrived just in time to take the last look at the remains before burial. He tells us that James Riley was married over four years ago, and divorced from his wife after six months. He gave her some five or six thousand dollars worth of property in Peoria, Illinois, where she is now living under her maiden name, Kate Hogan. He formerly ran a grocery at No. 119 North Adams street@.
Mr. McDougal, the gentleman who is building the magnificent brick block opposite the Williams House, spent several days of last week in the city. Mr. McDougal is one of the rising young attorneys of Cincinnati, Ohio. His success has been wholly due to his own efforts, and he is such a citizen as any state might be proud of. We hope that his interests here will soon be so large that he will have to settle among us.
Think of it! A man who has followed desperate criminals all over the United States; who has faced murderers and thieves without a tremor; who has, alone and unaided, followed day and night and brought to justice two of the most noted criminals in the country; to be accused of loading himself up with revolvers and fire-arms in which to intimidate Charley Black. The idea is as amusing as that of a man hunting gnats with a shotgun.
Quite a little war has been going on for the past week over the possession of the old T. K. Johnson drug store. Some time ago Mr. Gridley purchased the store, paying $500 down, and agreeing to pay or secure the balance in two weeks. Some dispute arose afterwards over the payment and one morning Mr. Johnson got hold of the key and took possession. He is now holding the fort and the end is not yet.
Mr. James L. Steward, of Shelby County, Illinois, who came to Winfield about a week since, has bought the Samuel G. Martin farm in Beaver township, and thereby became one of Cowley's permanent citizens. Mr. Steward is a substantial farmer, and Beaver township has added another good citizen to her already large list of wide-awake men.
Amos Mounts, a little son of Mr. J. H. Mounts, of Liberty township, was out herding on Friday evening, last, was playing around a pony, when the pony suddenly kicked him, crushing in his skull. Drs. Emerson and Davis were summoned as soon as possible. They operated upon the skull, taking out a piece and raised the balance. The boy revived and it is thought he will recover.
[COL. M. L. ROBINSON: HIS CITY - ROBINSON.]
Winfield Courier, October 27, 1881.
Col. M. L. Robinson returned from California with his wife and boys last Monday. He is looking bright and healthy, and says he has had a grand time. We interviewed him, but he did not dwell on the glorious climate and productions of California. After mentioning that he saw our Kate and Ex Saint looking and felling well at Las Vegas, on his way home, he filled up his interview in an enthusiastic description of his twelve mines, his 640 acres of land just entered, and the great city of Robinson, which is being built thereon, right in the midst of the Black Range mining country in New Mexico.
When he was going out, he went to the Black Range country and secured his twelve mines, then to make his mines more accessible and valuable, he found in the forks of two beautiful mountain streams a beautiful and fertile mountain valley, right in the pass where everybody must travel from anywhere to everywhere else, where every railroad must cross, and laid a claim to 640 acres. He then formed a town company consisting of railroad and New Mexico capitalists and laid out the city of Robinson. He then entered his 640 acres of land, left his city and his mines in the hands of his colleagues, took steps to have two railroads surveyed to his city, and then went to California and made his visit. On his return he found six good buildings completed in Robinson and fifteen more under contract, and a great rush for building lots. It is already becoming the center of trade to a large and rich mining district, with mines all around from two to ten miles distant. The A. T. & S. F. Railroad Co. have surveyed a route from Socorro to Robinson and are about entering upon the work of construction. The N. M. Central and Southern have also projected a road that will reach this town in a few months. Verily with his town and his mines he must soon become a millionaire.
We have been seeing in the papers glowing notices of the new town of Robinson, and of the Black Range mines; but did not know that M. L. Robinson had anything to do with it. These notices confirm all the good things M. L. says about it and the mining prospects, and more too. The Socorro papers are voluminous about them and we intended to make some extracts, but we have already made this notice longer than we intended. We are going up there to jump his townsite.
[DELAY IN REUNION NOT KNOWN BY SOME OLD SOLDIERS.]
OCTOBER 27, 1881.
The resolutions of the committee postponing the reunion did not reach some of the farthest townships, and a good many were here to participate. Dexter came in in force Thursday night and awakened the echoes with fife and drum, calling many of our citizens from their beds in their night clothes to make speeches. The boys had a big time and the next day were dined at the Brettun by Col. McMullen and other "old vets." In the afternoon such old soldiers as were in Winfield met at the Opera House, where Col. McMullen, on behalf of the committee, explained the reasons for the postponement, which were deemed sufficient. It was then decided that a regimental drill should be held in Winfield on Saturday, November 12th, and it was requested that all townships complete and send in their rolls at the earliest moment.
OCTOBER 27, 1881.
Last Friday the remnants of the tribe of Otoe Indians passed through the city on their route from their old home in Nebraska to their future home in the Indian Territory, about fifty miles south of Arkansas City. There were about three hundred persons with seventy-five teams of horses and wagons loaded with every variety of traps of value to Indians. They had loose ponies and cattle in considerable numbers. Two births had occurred on the route and one death, that of an old patriarch, at their camp just north of town. They were under the charge of E. L. Wooden, their agent.
Their new location, twelve miles by eighteen, on Red Rock, was selected last spring by a dozen of their head men; and they desired to move to the Territory reserved for Indians because white men were too thick and troublesome around their reserve in Nebraska, and they concluded to "swop."
OCTOBER 27, 1881.
The following are the shippers and dealers prices, except as noted. Wheat is 5 to 10 cents lower than last week's quotations, and may now be quoted as follows: No. 1, $1.25; No. 2, $1.10; No. 3, 95 cents to $1.00. Corn coming in frely, an extra load brought 55 cents Saturday, but we quote at 50 to 53 cents. The following prices for hogs: Fat hogs, $5.00 to $5.50; stockers $4.00 to $4.50. Fat sheep, $2.50 to $3.00 gross. Butter, 30 cents, scarce. Eggs, 15 cents. Chickens, live $1.50 to $1.75 per dozen. Turkeys, live, 5 cents per lb. Potatoes, but few offering, Northern are retaet potatoes, $1.50. Green apples, northern, retail at $2.00 per bushel. Coal, retailers price, soft, Pittsburg and Thayer, $6.00; Oswego and Fort Scott, $7.00; Trinidad, $8.00; hard coal, $15.00. Wood dry; $7.00 to $10.00 for cord and stove wood.
OCTOBER 27, 1881.
Mr. J. Z. Moore, of Owensburgh, Kentucky, an old schoolmate of Rev. Platter, is spending several days looking over the country with a view of locating. He was a candidate for congress in his district in 1876, and although receiving a majority of the votes, did not get the certificate. Under the same circumstances anybody would seek a new location, and most generally turn to Kansas. Kentucky intends to remain democratic yet awhile.
Ike Johnson, of Tisdale township, is the father of a ten pound girl, born Wednesday of last week. Ike's many friends in Winfield hope that his recovery may be safe and speedy, and this episode won't inflate him so that he can't come around and see them once in awhile.
Abe Steinbarger has sold the Howard Courant to the Thompsons. We have known Tom E. Thompson for several years. He is one of the brightest young printers in the west.
Farmers should buy coal of A. H. Doane & Co. They keep all grades and sell sixteen ounces to the pound. We know whereof we speak.
[W. C. N. GARVEY PROMOTED: SANTA FE AGENT AT TOPEKA.]
OCTOBER 27, 1881.
Among the changes to occur in local or minor offices of the Santa Fe road, will be that of W. C. N. Garvey, from the ticket office at Winfield to be station agent at Topeka. We understand that Mr. Garvey will assume his new duties on November 1st.
We were aware last week that such a change was contemplated, but Mr. Garvey requested us not to mention it unless the change should actually took place, so we said nothing. We have always observed that the Santa Fe company has had the sagiacity to employ not only men of ability but real gentlemen who are obliging and will make themselves and the road popular; and when they get one who is eminently so, they know when to promote him to higher places. Will Garvey is one of the best of these and his promotion will give pleasure to his many warm friends here.
[A. G. WILSON WITHDRAWS AS NOMINEE FOR SHERIFF.]
OCTOBER 27, 1881.
It is with considerable regret that I announce my withdrawal from the canvass of sheriff of Cowley county, and give notice that I am no longer a candidate for that office. Before I determined to become a candidate, I had positive encouragement from certain persons and elements outside of my own party, inducing me to enter upon an independent canvass, which has since been withdrawn. I do not feel warranted under the circumstances in putting myself to further trouble and expense in the matter.
A. G. WILSON.
This leaves the field practically clear for Mr. Shenneman. Mr. Wilson is one of the strongest men in the county, and the only one who could have stood a ghost of a show against as efficient an officer as Shenneman.
[BIG WEDDING: FRED C. HUNT AND SARAH HODGES.]
Winfield Courier, October 27, 1881.
Wednesday at 12 o'clock, Mr. Fred C. Hunt and Miss Sarah Hodges were united in marriage at the residence of the bride's father, in this city, Rev. Father Kelly officiating. The assemblage was one of the largest ever gathered to witness a marriage ceremony in this city. The bridal party left on the afternoon train for a short trip in the east. The following is a list of presents from their friends.
Bedroom set, bride's father, W. J. Hodges.
Silver spoons, Mrs. W. J. Hodges.
Silver fruit knive, May Hodges.
Silver knives and forks, Charley Hodges.
Large parlor lamp, Willie Hodges.
Handsome chair, Capt. and Mrs. Hunt.
Silver and cut glass berry dish, Miss Anna Hunt and Etta Robinson.
Oil paintings, from groom.
Silver cake stand, Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Robinson.
Set fruit plates, from Mr. and Mrs. Garvey and Mr. and Mrs. Spotswood.
Handsome clock, Mr. and Mrs. D. Severy.
Individual salt cellars, Allie Klingman.
Pair silver goblets, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller.
Majolica salad dish, Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Hickok.
Silver butter dish with plates, W. C. and Ivan Robinson.
Silver jewel case, Miss Ida McDonald, Anna Scothorn, Jennie Hane, and Jessie Millington.
Silver and glass vase with hand painting, Dr. Wilson and Mrs. Bullock.
Silver and cut glass bouquet holder, Mr. and Mrs. Randall.
Silver napkin rings, W. J. Wilson and W. A. Smith.
Card receiver and bouquet holder, Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Bahntge.
Silver pickle dish, Mrs. C. A. Bliss.
Silver and cut glass fruit dish, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Robinson.
Silver butter knife and pickle fork, Miss A. and Nellie Aldrich.
Silver butter dish, Miss Bird Godfrey, of Wellington.
Individual castor, R. W. Dewver.
Darned net apron, Miss Kate Millington, Las Vegas, N. M.
Handsome book, "Beautiful Ferns," Henry Goldsmith.
Pair dining room pictures, Mr. and Mrs. Mann.
Panel picture, C. C. Harris.
Silver and cut glass flower vase, Mr. and Mrs. Ed P. Greer.
From the COURIER COMPANY, a life subscription to the Winfield COURIER--conditionally.
A handsome present from Miss McCoy.
Will Robinson couldn't be present at the wedding, but sent his regrets; and hoped "if they must encounter troubles, they be little ones."
[REPORT FROM BALTIMORE.]
OCTOBER 27, 1881.
October 24, 1881.
Plenty of mud.
Everybody busy gathering corn.
Mr. Gilliard very low again.
The corn is badly damaged by the wet weather.
R. S. Thompson has built him a new corn-crib.
A great many in this part, have the California fever.
Mr. W. R. Stolp has taken 425 head of sheep on the shares.
Miss Seabridge is teaching the school in the Omnia school house.
Mr. W. E. Shelton has sold his property and has started for Indiana.
Mrs. Dee will start for Misouri soon. Mr. Soper will accompany her.
The school board has been unable to secure a teacher; they would like one immediately.
Mr. Gilliard has been having his house repaired, Mr. Geo. and Edward Haycroft did the work.
Mr. Rubush will sell his sheep soon and then he will be ready to start to Indiana.
Mr. John Gillman lost a fine mare a few weeks ago with the blind staggers.
Mr. J. M. Haycraft is nearly blind; his eyes have troubled him for a great many years.
[REPORT FROM "FRITZ" - UDALL NOTES.]
NOVEMBER 3, 1881.
UDALL, Kas., Oct. 22nd, 1881.
Ye mythic gods from great Jupiter down to the nude little cuss, with the bow and arrows! How it rains! Where now is drouthy Kansas? Echo answers, where? But our only chance for good crops next season is a wet fall and winter, so let it rain, and be thankful for it.
Mr. William Olmstead, with his family, from Indiana, arrived last week with a view of locating in this county. Of course, he is well pleased with the country, and for the present has taken up his abode in Winfield.
The young folks of this vicinity met at the residence of Mr. Boyles last evening,and whiled away the time tripping the light fantastic toe until the "wee sma' hours," when they separated, each one feeling that it had been good for him to be there.
Mr. Jones has concluded that there is a better land than this; consequently, he will, in a few days, depart for the salubrious clime of Arkansas.
Mr. Dale, our genial merchant, is visiting friends and relatives in Illinois. He will return next week.
The Udall school, under the efficient management of Mrs. Bleakmore, is advancing rapidly.
Ex-Pedagogue P. W. Smith loaned one of the section hands his gun to go hunting, having first taken the precaution to load the weapon himself. Being satisfied that the thing would kick like a government mule, he started the fellow out. The result was more serious than was anticipated, for when the gun was fired, it splintered the stock, driving the barrel into the man's face, nearly putting out one of his eyes. "Dutchy" is on his ear, and swears he will be revenged.
The recent wet weather has spoiled a great deal of hay in this vicinity, and some of our farmers are now making hay to do them through the winter.
Wheat is looking well in this part of the county, although in some places it has been badly washed out by the heavy rains.
[REPORT FROM "HANK" - PLEASANT VALLEY.]
NOVEMBER 3, 1881.
News is scarce this week.
Rev. Whitson, assisted by Rev. Hopkins, is holding a protracted meeting at Victor. Up to the present writing they have had but one accession to the church.
Old Mr. Teter is visiting his son, Wm. Teter, this week.
Quite a number of gentlemen from Shelbyville, Illinois, took dinner with Mr. Henry Harbaugh last Sunday.
David Maple, of Shelbyville, Indiana, is here looking after the interest of his farm. He will return in a few days.
Robert Dillow's father, of Illinois, will move here in a short time. He expects to make Kansas his home.
Mrr. Stewart, late of Shelby county, Illinois, has purchased the Martin farm. He will get possession in a few days. Mr. Martin contemplates moving to Missouri.
Robert Shaw and wife, of Indiana, are visiting their sons of this place.
Mrs. White, who has been visiting friends in Illinois the past few weeks, has returned home looking much improved in health.
Oct. 27, 1881. HANK.
[EDITORIAL BLASTING A SORE HEAD: JAMES HARDEN.]
NOVEMBER 3, 1881.
RECAP ONLY: SEEMS THAT JAMES HARDEN HAD THE BEST OFFFICE IN THE COUNTY, ONE WHICH PAID HIM $8,000 IN TWO YEARS, OUT OF WHICH HE SAVED $6,200 OVER AND ABOVE EXPENSES FOR CLERK HIRE IN A SINGLE TERM FOR HIS OWN PERSONSAL SERVICES PLUS AN UNEARNED BONUS OF AT LEAST $5,000. HE BECAME A SORE HEAD WHEN THE REPUBLIC CONVENTION NOMINATED STONE AND NOT HIM! SO HARDEN GETS A DEMOCRAT TO RUN.
EDITOR THEN GOES ON TO SAY THAT WILL WILSON WAS THE REAL
TREASURER DURING HARDEN'S TERM.
ALSO ANOTHER EDITORIAL IN WHICH I SENSE THAT MILLINGTON OR GREER IS AGITATING FOR ANOTHER GRAND JURY...SO FAR THEY HAVE NOT SEEN ANY PETITIONS, BUT I GATHER THEY ARE HOPING FOR THEM!
[ABE STEINBARGER CHANGES TELEGRAM INTO COURANT.]
NOVEMBER 3, 1881.
We regret to see that Abe Steinbarger's successor to the Telegram takes the name of Courant, because it is so like
COURIER, the name of this paper, that it will create great confusion in the minds of persons not familiar with both. We also regret to see the Courant take the side of the liquor interests against the grand jury. The Daily Courant comes out as neat as a pin, and is Abe all over, paragraphs and all. If he can keep as well filled with advertisements, as he starts out, and if they all pay up, the daily will be a paying institution.
[REPORT FROM "RUSTICUS" - TISDALE.]
NOVEMBER 3, 1881.
Mr. Levi and Wm. Gaines started for Arkansas this week; they move down there to winter, and are coming back to their farms in the spring.
Wm. Conrad had the misfortune to lose one of his horses since he came from Illinois.
Mr. E. P. Young has quit traveling for a Kansas City House and living hotel life, he is dwelling at home with his family and preparing for winter.
Wm. Bradley says he is going to run the Blacksmith shop at Tisdale this winter, all wanting work done will find him ready to accommodate you on reasonable terms.
Two stores now at this place, so if you can't get what you want at one, give the other a call.
Several of our young men are planning for hunting trips this fall in the land of the red man.
Wm. Clay has sold his farm for the sum of $1,700. Ans Bailey has sold his farm, I did not learn the price.
Scott Caster sold his farm to a Mr. Gross, of Illinois, is all the real estate transfers that I heard of. Plenty of good land for sale, all wanting to buy call and see.
George Lairman received the sad news of the death of his father, who lived at Lexington, Mo.
Miss Jennie Davie is teaching at the Conrad school house.
Harrison Harrod has bought him a home in Winfield. He is going to move down after awhile. Will have to build before he can move.
[BAR DOCKET DISTRICT COURT - COWLEY COUNTY.]
Winfield Courier, November 3, 1881.
Cowley County, Kansas, November A. D. 1881 Term.
Judge: Hon. E. S. Torrance.
County Attorney: F. S. Jennings.
Sheriff: A. T. Shenneman.
Clerk: E. S. Bedilion.
FIRST DAY - CRIMINAL DOCKET.
Quincy A. Glass.
Robert E. Hicks.
Jacob W. Weakley.
Adolphus H. Green.
W. C. Baird.
Thomas J. Armstrong.
SECOND DAY - CIVIL DOCKET.
C. C. Harris vs. Sanford Day, et al.
Mercy M. Funk vs. Cynthia Clark et als.
M. E. Bolton vs. Caroline Arnold.
M. L. Read vs. Francis Small, et als.
Lena McNeil vs. Charles H. Payson, et als.
Joseph M. Weeks vs. A T & S F R R Co.
Oscar F. Weeks vs. A T & S F R R Co.
Sarilda Paxton vs. Clayton A. Paxton.
M. D. Osborn & Co. vs. Godfred Mast et al.
John Smalley vs. Thomas Wright et al.
Frank C. Wood vs. George H. McIntire.
Hackney & McDonald vs. Bolton and Creswell townships.
S. L. Brettun vs. Jacob G. Titus.
Frank J. Sydall vs. James H. Finch.
Matter of William M. Null to erect a mill dam across Walnut River.
Adolphus H. Green vs. E. F. Widner et al.
Daniel Sheel vs. G. E. Bradt et al.
Samantha B. Thomas vs. O. F. Boyle et al.
Justin Hollister vs. John L. Morrton et als.
William C. Hastings vs. Thomas Copeland et al.
Frank J. Sydall vs. James H. Finch.
Quincy A. Glass vs. Lucian F. McMasters et al.
Merih C. Headrick, administrator, vs. John Service.
M. L. Read vs. Thomas J. Lindley.
W. C. Robinson vs. John Byard et al.
G. D. Harrington vs. Abraham Clark et al.
Wheeler & Wilson Mfg. Co. vs. Peter Thompson et al.
Louis Tournier vs. Charles Hawkins & Bro.
Charles C. Stevens vs. The City of Winfield.
F. E. Lewis vs. D. W. Pierce, administrator, et al.
Harrison Harrod vs. Benjamin Harrod et al.
Chicago Lumber Co. vs. Bolton and Cresswell townships.
Mary K. Hoyt vs. Charles G. Hoyt et al.
C. M. Robinson vs. Jacob M. Folks et al.
William O. Whiting vs. L. C. Woodruff.
Austin Hester vs. Jacob Powell.
N. S. Burnham vs. Minerrva O. Burnham.
M. L. Read vs. Emma B. Fitzgerald et al.
John J. Clark vs. S. J. Rice et als.
John J. Clark vs. D. M. Purdy et al.
S. E. Yoeman vs. C. Coleman.
E. S. Bediliion vs. County Commissioners.
W. S. Houston vs. Arkansas City Canal Co.
Sarah E. Parker vs. James Parker.
Elija Reihl vs. Joseph Likowski.
William O. Whiting vs. L. C. Woodrruff.
David Wilson vs. Jacob G. Titus et al.
Eliza Wells vs. Nancy J. Wells.
Eliza J. Godfrey vs. Erastus J. Godfrey et als.
Melissa J. Kerby vs. Richard Kerby.
Henry Hahn vs. William Pennington.
Josie James vs. George R. James.
Thomas B. Hughes vs. George W. Divelbliss.
Emma L. Mendenhall vs. Pinkney A. Mendenhall.
Joseph W. Storrs vs. D. C. Strawbridge.
W. C. Treadway et al vs. W. C. McCormick.
Elizabeth Dressel vs. Jacob W. Weakley.
Lillie L. Cooper vs. J. F. Cooper.
Samuel B. Sheeks vs. Elsie Ann Sheeks.
Eugenie Johnson vs. Enoch Gilbert et als.
James C. Fuller vs. James Harden, County Treasurer.
Mary A. Millington vs. James Harden, County Treasurer.
Homer G. Fuller vs. James Harden, County Treasurer.
Sarah E. Parker vs. James Harden, County Treasurer.
Mary L. Jewell vs. William S. Jewell.
The Chicago Lumber Co. vs. Mary R. Lindsay et al.
Travelers Insurance Co. vs. William Dickinson, et als.
Sid S. Majors vs. James H. Vance et als.
Adolphus H. Green vs. William Baird.
H. Jochems vs. H. W. Stubblefield et als.
Benjamin H. Clover vs. Robert F. Burden.
Harris Mfg. Co. vs. Jacob W. Thomas et als.
Joseph W. Storrs vs. Isaac N. Davis et als.
Winfield Bank vs. L. C. Harter et als.
Clara B. McKee vs. John S. McKee.
John Farber vs. Sophronia Knox et als.
Lillie B. Wilson vs. Jonas Wilson.
James Jordan vs. Samuel Clark et al.
The First National Bank, Chicago, Ill., vs. L. C. Harter et als.
Francis C. Elkins vs. F. E. Moore et al.
Mitchell & Houston vs. Elisha Bowen.
James Jordan vs. B. H. Clover et al.
M. L. Read vs. William S. Page et als.
E. B. S. Van Ostraw vs. Commissioners Pawnee County.
Ellen Scanlaw vs. Commissioners Pawnee County.
N. B. Freeland vs. Commissioners Pawnee County.
A. W. Miller vs. Commissioners Pawnee County.
J. F. Troxell vs. Commissioners Pawnee County.
Jacob S. Baker vs. Charles Thomas et al.
NOVEMBER 3, 1881.
Taxes are now due for the year 1881.
Capt. W. H. Stubblefield is the father of a nine pound girl.
The turtle dove coos not to-day. If she does, she'll be slain.
Col. McMullen and E. P. Kinne are in Kansas City this week.
A brother-in-law of Fred Nommsen is visiting him. They are off on a hunt in the Territory.
The M. E. church was full last Sabbath; this shows the sympathy of the people with the pastor.
Eld. F. M. Rains will commence a protracted meeting at Beaver Center next Wednesday night.
Mr. S. B. Hunt, of Bolton, spent Monday in the city. Mr. Hunt has one of the finest stock farms in the township.
The case of Whiting against Woodruff was settled Tuesday by Woodruff paying for the cattle and costs of suit.
Ed Crow was bound over to the U. S. Court at Topeka in the sum of $2,000. Bail was promptly furnished and he is now at large.
The returns from the marriage licenses issued by Judge Gans last year are just beginning to come in. The last one weighs 10 lbs.
G. W. Childers wishes to inform the public that he has coal for sale at his mine in Cedar township. Persons who wish fuel should call on him.
We understand that Mr. Frank Williams has rented the Metropolitan Hotel in Kansas City. We hope it is true for Kansas City needs a first-class hotel badly.
Whiting Bros. sold ten dollars worth of beef steak to Arkansas City customers Saturday. The boys must come to the metropolis for meat or their cats would go hungry.
Mr. H. H. Hooker, of Richland, called Monday. He says all the old soldiers were all ready to come down when the resolutions of the committee reached them. They will all be on hand at the next roll call.
Mr. E. F. Blair returned Tuesday from a trip to New Mexico. He seems much improved in looks; being handsomer, if possible, than before he left. He is not willing to give up Cowley for New Mexico yet.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred C. Hunt returned home Monday. Fred is now putting down carpets, setting up stoves, and indulging in various other recreations of like kind, incident to full initiation into the mysteries of the matrimonial state.
An now comes J. P. Baden, the conductor of the big Dry Goods and grocery house and game depot, and deposes and says it it's a boy, about ten pounds, and exceedingly handsom. We believe all he says and will smoke at his expense at our earliest
Last spring one year ago there was a grand swindle perpetrated on the farmers of Cowley County by a number of Roosters with Long Spring Wagons scouring the country over with what they called a Sulky Plow Attachment. Farmers bought them to the tune of about one hundred. Paying $36.00 apiece for them, mostly on time. We are informed that they sold these notes at about one half their face and skipped. Probably not a dozen men in the county have used the attachments successfully; they are to be found against the straw stacks and in the fence corners. It's drawing near the season for this thing to be tried on again. Would it not be advisable to buy such implements of responsible located dealers and have the money at home and get goods known to be first class?
M. Hahn & Co., the great Bee Hive merchants, are up to their ears in work this season. Such a stock of goods as they display has never before been shown in Winfield. The counters are piled up with them: the shelves are loaded down and every inch of available space is occupied. No more gentlemanly or obliging merchants are to be found anywhere.
Today the grand hunt of the sportsmen's club takes place. The boys started out this morning bright and early, armed to the teeth, and were enough to scare a poor little quail or rabbit out of its wits; although if the poor things were sensible, they would know they were in no danger. Jo Harter is the captain of one gang and Amasa Speed of the other. There are ten sportsmen on each side and the losers must pay for a grand banquet at the Brettun tomorrow evening. Each shooter must declare Under oath that he bagged the game he brings in. A bear counts 500. We hope Charley Black will get two bears.
Rev. R. S. Thompson, of Omnia township, made us a pleasant call Tuesday. He is the father of our old correspondent, "X. Y. Caesar." His letters first came to us from Omnia and lately from Manhattan, having appeared in the COURIER during the past two or three years. George Thompson has been a student at the Agricultural College for some time, has advanced steadily, and was lately chosen to preside over the printing department of that institution. This is a most deserving promotion and we take great pleasure in recording it. George Thompson is one of Cowley's rising young men and will yet win his way to fame. One by one our correspondents keep stepping to the front.
Messrs. J. B. Walker and Cal Swarts, two of Arkansas City's youngest young citizens, paid the metropolis a visit Saturday. They were chasing down a COURIER coal advertisement and succeeded in supplying themselves with the needful, "warranted full weight and sixteen ounces to the pound." J. B. is now filling prescriptions for Kellogg & Mowery, and smiles more complacently over the sale of one little liver pill than the senior partner could over a gross of "canawis." We shall buy hair restorative there in the future.
Mr. Will Holloway died at his father's residence in this city Sunday afternoon. He was a victim of that dread malady, consumption, with which he had been suffering for some time. Only a few weeks ago we met him on the street, and though apparently bright and cheerful, it was plain to us that death had set his icy fingers on him. Will was a most exemplary young man, kind and generous to a fault. He leaves many friends in this community and in Howard, where he has lived for the past two years.
One W. P. Carpenter is bringing suit against the territory comprising old Winfield township for the payment of some $3,000 scrip which was left outstanding when the township went out of existence. It seems as if there ought to be some way to fix this matter without going to law about it.
MARRIED. In Vernon township, Oct. 30th, 1881, at the residence of the bride's father. Wm. Overly, by Rev. P. B. Lee, Mr. Elijah M. Grey to Miss Samantha Overly.
An Anti-prohibition Association has been formed here under the name of "The Cowley County Law and Order Association." We have not been admitted to its counsels as yet, but learn that its officers are: J. E. Allen, president; Mr. Allen, vice president; John Allen, secretary; John E. Allen, treasurer. Its officers are certainly men of good understanding. Mr. Setemup will be initiated at the next meeting, after which meetings will be held as often as a full attendance can be secured.
Capt. J. B. Nipp returned from a visit to his old Kentucky home, after an absence of six weeks. The Captain found his Republicanism a little lonely in Democratic Kentucky, but hundreds of friends to welcome him back. He has almost persuaded one of his brothers to move to Kansas. We hope he will decide to come, for Cowley county needs more such men as Mr. Nipp.
The case of the State vs. James Cole, for shooting Charles Painter, came up last Friday before Esq. Osborn and was continued for ten days. Cole's bail was reduced to $2,000 and he gave bond and was liberated. Painter has so far recovered as to be able to return to his home, in Winfield, to which place he went on Friday evening. Cherryvale Globe.
Rev. Fleming, of Arkansas City, and Rev. Wilson, called on us Tuesday. Rev. Wilson is a missionary among the Indians in the Territory. He is very well pleased with the success of his work and tells us that they are embracing christianity and becoming civilized as rapidly as could be expected.
Mr. Herman Jochems has purchased a large hardware stock in Atchison and will hereafter make that city his home. Herman has been identified with Winfield's interests almost from the beginning and has been one of our most successful businessmen. We wish him success.
Eli Youngheim has removed his stock of clothing into Levi's old stand, next door to the post office. This is one of the largest store rooms in the city, and the most centrally located. Eli has been enlarging his business rapidly during the past year and is now in a condition to make things boom.
Mr. Kennedy, the successor of Mr. Garvey as station agent here, arrived Friday and took charge of the office. He is a pleasant gentleman and we trust will be able to pick up the thread of friendships and acquaintances where Will left off.
Johnny Stewart came up from Whistlers ranch last week. He was clad in a full suit of Buckskin, trimmed with fringe, and looked like a "roving ranger." He returned Sunday.
The Fort Scott Nursery will make their delivery of trees at Winfield on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, November 10, 11, and 12. A. SHINN & SONS.
Commissioner Bullington and lady were in the city Tuesday. Mr. Bullington is still suffering from the felon which tortured him during the last meeting of the board. For twelve days and nights after he returned home, he could hardly sleep, eat, or remain still a moment. These felons are bad fellows to have about the house.
Senator Hackney came home from Wellington Saturday evening completely used up with the overwork he has been compelled to undergo in his attendance upon the court. He was leading counsel in most of the important criminal cases and defended Chastine, the Hunnewell murderer. He is now confined to bed.
A railroad company has been organized to build a road from Arkansas City to Geuda Springs and westward. The directors are H. B. Pruden of Ohio, J. W. Devoire, of Indiana, W. P. Hackney, James Huey, Maj. O'Gradey, C. R. Mitchell, and W. M. Berkey, of Cowley county. The capital stock is $250,000 in shares of $100 each.
A special dispatch to the Commonwealth from Emporia announces the death of Mr. A. W. Potter. Mr. Potter has been a resident of Winfield for several years, and clerked for T. K. Johnson last summer. He was found dead in his room at the Emporia House. The cause of his death is not known.
The funeral of W. H. Holloway was held at the Methodist church Tuesday morning. Many friends were present to assist in the last sad rites to the departed. Mr. and Mrs. Holloway have the sympathy of the whole community in their bereavement.
MARRIED. At the residence of Mrs. Call, Winfield, Nov. 2, 1881, Mr. Chas. W. Nichols and Miss N. A. Davis, both of Winfield, by Rev. H. A. Tucker.
Wheat this morning is worth $1.15. Hogs $4.75 to $5.25. Corn 50 to 53 cents. The market is steady, with fair prospects for an increase in corn.
I can employ a few good carpenters for some time in fitting up my mill, or until ready to run. V. M. AYRES, Arkansas City.
[OLD SOLDIERS OF NINNESCAH TOWNSHIP.]
SEELEY, KAS, Oct. 29, 1881.
We, the veterans and old soldiers of the late war, met at Seeley for the purpose of organizing a company to attend the Regimental Drill at Winfield Nov. 12th, 1881. The following officers were elected.
Captain: A. A. Jackson.
1st Lieutenant: H. H. Martin.
2nd Lieutenant: G. S. Cole.
1st Sergeant: D. W. Pierce.
2nd Sergeant: Jeff Hammond.
3rd Sergeant: Henry Reidell.
4th Sergeant: H. H. Crick.
5th Sergeant: Jacob Woolgamott.
1st Corporal: J. A. Hood.
2nd Corporal: Will Ratliff.
3rd Corporal: L. B. Goodrich.
4th Corporatl: Jim Hubbard.
5th Corporal: J. H. Roach.
A meeting was appointed for Saturday, Nov. 5th, at 2 o'clock p.m., all the veterans in the township are cordially pressed to be present.
WM. SENSENEY, Clerk.
[REPORT FROM "OLIVIA" - NEW SALEM.]
NOVEMBER 3, 1881.
Schools are under headway. New Salem's school is presided over by Miss Mariam of Winfield, Pleasant Hill by Mr. Hall, Prairie Home by Miss Cook, while our Moscow neighbors are still minus a "school marm."
Dr. Irwin's boy had the misfortune to put his wrist out of place, but his papa carefully and speedily replaced it.
Mrs. Joyce has left us to join her husband.
Mr. Pallett and family have gone to Grenola to make their homes ffor a time at least.
Little Edith Shields has been quite low, but is recovering slowly.
Mr. Douglass Dalgarn is again at home.
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Johnson are highly elated over a lovely little babe, and Mr. and Mrs. Johnson senior are very proud and happy over the first granddaughter.
A young Mr. Grimes grew tired of single blessedness and concluded that Miss Lloyd was a suitable companion to tread the path of life with him.
Mrs. Dudgeon a short time ago was consigned to the silent grave to return to her home on earth no more.
James, the son of Mr. Gardner, is seriously ill, but we trust he will soon be an active boy again.
A very pleasant time was enjoyed by those who attended the social at Mr. McMillens and we anticipate a delightful time in the home of Mr. Buck on Friday evening, Nov. 4th.
The Watsenburger family are rejoicing over the arrival of Mrs. Rief of Cleveland, Ohio, the daughter and sister os the Watsenburgers.
Hoyland and Son returned in safety from their Missouri trip, in excellent health and the best of spirits, and quite a herd of young cattle. Capt. Row of Mo. also came with them and are herding their stock in Salem. They are very desirous of locating here as they find attractions in the country. The Rows are stopping at the present with the Hoylands.
Mr. Bovee will surely get fat if potatoes will have any effect on the physical organs, for he has one hundred bushels of the excellent tubers.
Rev. Graham was gladly welcomed after a short absence from Salem.
Nov. 1, 1881.
[REPORT FROM "HORATIUS" - VERNON JOTTINGS.]
NOVEMBER 10, 1881.
Mr. Maple, of Shelby county, Indiana, but formerly a discontented resident of this portion of our mundane sphere, made his friends a visit last week.
The veritable Joe Poor is negotiating for another choice quarter of land, in close proximity to the classical shades of the "Racknesack."
A vacated dwelling house in the southern portion of this township, seemingly grew restless from its monotonous surroundings, and, getting itself upon trucks, undertook to follow the wild geese in their migration southward. However, it stopped to rest within a stone's throw of our schoolhouse, when Preston Alexander immediately took possession of it.
Last week Jim Dalton and family left for a trip to Reno county to visit his father, and to recuperate wasted energies.
The irrepressible T. J. King, after reading the COURIER'S
arguments in favor of a grand jury, regretted having signed the remonstrance. He thinks the COURIER is a more newsy and interesting paper than the Telegram.
Mountain Johnny took his girl a farewell buggy ride last Sunday evening, and, having arranged the preliminaries of their future destinies, set sail for the east.
Miss Mays Poor is contemplating a visit to friends in Missouri next month. Our young folks will miss her touch on the organ, while other ivories will respond to the touch of her digits.
Today Messrs. King and Kimble, accompanied by their better halves and several of the more agile members of their families, started on a grape expedition to the picturesque Walnut. They expect to secure a corner on this particular fruit.
Four polecats, in as many weeks, have been captured in the vicinity of Mr. King's chicken roost, and it was not a very favorable time for such game either. The smell of their "breath" is as unpleasant to mortals as their presence is unhealthy to the feathered tribe.
Miss Emma King is visiting friends in Illinois since last August.
Another one of our bachelors is manifesting that peculiar restlessness of spirit which betokens a coming crisis. I allude to John Bowers, the professor of the birch at Beaver Center schoolhouse. He is making preparatins to spend two weeks in Pennsylvania, during the holidays.
Your reporter had the unpleasant privilege of witnessing a five hundred dollar fire last Sunday evening. Mr. Moses Teter is victim to the loss of a stable, granary, upwards of three hundred bushels of wheat, one hundred bushels of corn, all his hay and sraw, harness, fanning mill, and chickens. The cause was the usual carelessness of a little boy with matches.
Poor Lo with his greasy half and filthy papooses amused the school children of district 75 by cooking his frugal meal of decomposing "hoggy-meat" over a little camp fire in their
One of the novel and interesting sights of last week was a flock of black birds, about two miles in length and two rods in width. They were seen in the evening and seemed to be emigrating in the wrong direction: northward. They have, apparently, kindly volunteered to help the farmers gather their corn.
Mr. Orr was quite seriously injured this week, in a wrestle with an unruly horse.
With the exception of a few cases of bad cold, and sickness of two of Mr. Chatfield's children, the health of this community is excellent.
One month of school has been taught in district No. 75, and the meritous scholars are as follows: Highest in deportment, Millie Kerr, Joseph Kerr, Thos. Kerr, Flora Bradbury, Effie Kent, Julia King, and May Alexander.
Those who scored a hundred are: Julia King. In reading and spelling: May Alexander, and Flora Bowers; Flora Bradbury and Johnnie Orr, in arithmetic. Those who reached ninety-five are Effie Kent, Millie Kerr, Joseph and Thos. Kerr, in reading; Julia King and Joseph Kerr in geography; and Harry McCullough in arithmetic.
[REPORT FROM P. A. & P. I. - SHERIDAN.]
NOVEMBER 10, 1881.
Farmers are busy gathering corn and doing their fall
Mr. Snow received a visit from his father, who resides in Kentucky.
The "Hank Clay place" has been purrchased by Dr. Wilson, of Winfield.
Frank Hanna paid a short visit to his brother, R. B. Hanna, last week. This gentleman owns property in Sheridan, and we may yet have the pleasure of seeing him a permanent settler in our midst. Mr. Hanna says Winfield is the prettiest and thriftiest little city he has seen in the west.
Mrs. Stuart, in company with her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Kepheart, left on last Sunday for a visit to her son, who lives on Col. Whistlers stock ranch, near the Sac and Fox agency, Indian Territory.
It is said that Mr. Hall, who lost some sheep, found his black lamb in Liberty township. Queer how sheep will stray.
R. B. Hanna and wife recently paid a visit to their relatives in Howard City.
Elmer Watkins is doing an excellent piece of work in painting the schoolhouse.
Willis Smith has purchased and moved on the Slater farm.
Wm. Reynolds has gone to Missouri to buy cattle.
Will Smith is building a model corral on his Silver Creek farm.
What does Tisdale want with two stores when it cannot furnish items enough to send to the county papers without borrowing (?) of its neighbors?
Health in this vicinity is good.
P. A. & P. I.
[REPORT FROM "HANK" - PLEASANT VALLEY.]
NOVEMBER 10, 1881.
Mr. Hon is on the sick list.
H. Harbrough finished sowing wheat Thursday.
Mrs. Dr. Holland started for California last Monday.
Mr. Johnson, of Kentucky, brother of Mrs. Wm. Whitson, and son of Mrs. Frank Whitson, is here visiting them. He will return to his home the 12th of this month.
Mr. Holland is giving his house a fresh coat of paint. Alex Holland is doing the work.
Rev. Whitson lost, by death, a very valuable horse last week.
Mrs. Ross, from north of Winfield, is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Wallace.
Carry Cronk, who is attending school in Winfield, was home on a visit last Sunday.
Mr. Shaw and wife, of Indiana, and Wilse Shaw and wife, of this place, were visiting H. Harbaugh's Sunday.
David Maple returned to his home in Indiana last Monday.
W. Hostetler had his shoulder dislocated one day this week by falling out of a tree.
Quite a misfortune happened to Mose Teter last Sunday evening. It seems that his little boy and a neighbor's little boy got possession of some matches and went out to the barn to play, and striking a match on the side of the barn, dropped it among some hay, which caught fire, setting the barn on fire and burning it, with about 200 bushels of wheat, 70 bushels of corrn, one cultivator, and a set of harness. The loss will amount to about $400.
November 4th, 1881. HANK.
Winfield Courier, November 10, 1881.
DEXTER, KANSAS, Nov. 2d, '81.
EDS. COURIER: Please state through the COURIER the salary of our county officers and oblige SAMUEL HOW.
The salary of the county treasure of Cowley county during the present term, which terminates in October, 1882, is $4,000 a year, out of which the treasurer pays $900 for clerk hire. This is based on the population of 1880, the last numeration before the commencement of the term, which was in October 1880. The salary of the treasurer just elected will depend upon the enumeration next spring, if it shows 20,000 inhabitants the salary, including clerk hire, will be $4,000 a year for the two years commencing October 1882, but if less than 20,000 inhabitants, the salary will be $3,000 per annum. It is probable, however, that a change will be made in the law next winter.
The county clerk this year gets a salary of only $2,000, including clerk hire. Should the enumeration exceed 20,000 next spring, he will be entitled to $2,500 next year.
The county attorney now gets $1,200 a year under an enumeration of over 18,000 and under 25,000. He also gets fees which are taxed as costs in certain cases.
The school superintendent gets a salary of $1,000, based upon a population of over 4,000 children of school age outside of Winfield, which is the highest grade of salary.
The sheriff gets no salary, but only fees at rates established by law. The income from such sources may reach $4,000 or over; but he has to pay several deputies and pay other heavy expenses, so that his net income is doubtless much smaller than is generally supposed.
The Register of Deeds receives only fees established by law. Years when there is a large amount of conveyancing done, it is probably as good an office for pay as there is in the county.
The Probate Judge get only fees; and therefore his pay depends upon the amount of his business. At present we suppose he gets over $12,000. The commissioners may allow him a salary in addition to his fees, but have not done so.
The Clerk of the District Court gets only fees, which probably amount to over $1,000.
The County Commissioners get $3.00 per day for their work, provided they shall not receive more than $100 each year.
The Coroner gets $3.00 a day and mileage.
NOVEMBER 10, 1881.
As ordered by the Old Soldiers at their meeting held in Winfield October 21st, there will be a Regimental Drill on November 12th, commencing at 1 o'clock P. M. on that day. It is requested that all companies who have failed to report will do so at once, that their proper places may be assigned them in the regiment. The companies named below have been assigned their places in the regiment as follows, to wit:
Captain Sam Baird, company H, right of regiment;
Captain H. C. McDorman, company K, left of regiment;
Captain C. H. Bing, company D, color guard;
Captain T. H. Lorry, company B;
Captain N. Fitzgerald, company I;
Captain Wm. White, company C;
Captain Jackson, company E.
It is requested that all field, staff, and line officers report in full dress for duty at the time named. The Company Commanders will report to the Adjutant of the regiment the hour they expect to arrive in Winfield, so that suitable arrangements may be made to meet them.
NOVEMBER 10, 1881.
Wichita is talking about having street cars.
Emporia is to have street railways. A company is granted the exclusive franchise for 21 years.
The St. Louis and San Francisco company are negotiating with the Choctaws for a right of way through the Territory.
HERE IS AN INTERESTING SIDELIGHT:
Col. Dan Murphy, of Halleck Station, Elk County, Nevada, is now probably the largest private landowner off this continent, according to the Reno, Nevada, Gazette.
Col. Murphy has 4,000,000 acres of land in one body in Mexico, 60,000 in Nevada, and 23,000 in California. He bought his Mexican grant four years ago for $200,000, or five cents an acre. It is sixty miles long, and covers a beautiful country of hill and valley, pine timber, and meadow lnd. It comes within twelve miles of the city of Durango, which is to be a station on the Mexican Central. Mr. Murphy raises wheat on his California land and cattle on that in Nevada. Col. Murphy settled in California in 1844, and it must be confessed that he has been fairly wide awake all the time.
NOVEMBER 10, 1881.
Mrs. Morford, of Joplin, is visiting her sister, Mrs. Bahntge.
Miss Nellie Cole is off for a visit to her old home in Des Moines, Iowa.
Hurrah for our sister city! She's got the right kind of sand in her craw.
Zack Wilson was smiling around among his friends on the street Saturday.
Mr. E. P. Kinne is about to remove to Kansas City where he will engage in business.
Baden had twenty-five men at work Monday undressing chickens and turkeys for shipment west.
The Misses Currry, sisters of Mrs. Baird, are visiting here this week. Their home is at Mound City.
From the Commercial we see that Capt. Shaw has captured a wild cat measuring five feet four inches from end to end.
Read's Bank is excavating for a twenty foot addition to the bank building. It will be used for offices and consulting room.
Mr. M. F. Higgins has removed his second-hand store across the street, next door to Parmer & Batcheldors grocery store.
Bert Crapster makes a most bewitching hotel clerk. We give him this puff because he trusted us for 10 cents the other day.
Creswell takes the cake. 116 majority for Stone. We see the ear-marks of Capt. Nipp and the young Republicans in all this.
Prof. Gridley has been engaged to teach the Floral schools. We congratulate the district on securing such an excellent teacher.
Dempsy Elliott and wife have returned from an extended visit to their old Iowa home. We are glad to see them back.
Henry Paris has swapped mules again, and now has one of the finest span of striped long-ears that ever kicked the hair off a hitching post.
Mrs. F. A. Tuttle, a sister of Mr. T. R. Bryan, left for her home in Rosita, Col., Monday. She has been visiting here for the past three weeks.
Last Saturday and Sunday The Brettun was full. We hope the L. and O. Society will not construe this as an argument against prohibition.
The improvements Bliss & Wood have been making on their mill this summer are about completed. No finer property can be found in the state.
D. P. Marshall and wife, formerly of Arkansas City, have been engaged to run the schools at the Pawnee Agency.
Mr. G. H. Manser looks as smiling this week as if he had made a $5,000 real estate transfer. His home is brightened and his rest proportionately disturbed by the presence of a little boy.
Mr. N. W. Dressie, of Cedar township, was taking in the metropolis Friday.
We learn that Mr. John Wallace, of Dexter township, has been quite ill.
The United Brethren have established a church in Winfield under the pastorate of H. W. B. Lacey, and will hereafter hold meetings every other Sunday in each month in the Courthouse.
Will Robinson spent a few days of last week in St. Louis.
Harry Farrar, cashier of the Cowley County Bank, visited the metropolis Friday. Also, James Huey of the Cresswell Bank. Pity they didn't bring the newspapermen along. Wealth and brains should travel hand in hand.
Mr. W. F. Shearer is running a shooting gallery here and will be found among our new advertisers this week. He is the gentleman who purchased the Lander property, and has invested considerable money in Winfield property.
I LOOKED...COULD NOT FIND READILY AD REFERRED TO! CATCH IT LATER, I HOPE!
The walk out on East Ninth Avenue is still as crooked as it was last spring. It doesn't seem to mend its ways. The lot owners along there should straighten it or their crrokedness will be exposed to the world before another moon.
The new cornice on the Myton block adds greatly to its appearance: and this leads us to remark for the 22nd time that Winfield has more elegant brick and stone buildings than any city of like size in the state.
A lamp exploded at the residence of Mr. J. H. Finch Friday evening. Mrs. Finch was severely burned about the hands and arms while trying to extinguish the flames. The blaze was finally smothered without much damage being done. We don't have explosions because we buy 175 test oil of a gentleman who doesn't advertise in the COURIER. Of course, everyone can tell who that is for he's about the only one. Under these circumstances the omission is as profitable as the commission.
Geo. Wright, who lived on South Bend in this county, was killed at the Otoe Agency, Indian Territory, last Monday. He was there with his team and load of goods. He went out where a man was chopping down a tree, and when the tree fell, caught in a limb and bounced, striking Wright on the breast and fell on him, killing him instantly. It took eight men to get the tree off from him. Mr. Wright was an estimable young man.
Mr. W. A. Lee astonished us with a hundred dollar bill the other day, in payment for his advertising bill of the past four months. It is so rarely that we get to examine a $100. bill that we are worrying considerable over it. However, Mr. Lee seems to be well satisfied, and we ought to be. He is one of the largest and most successful advertisers in the city.
Cal Swarts shied past our offfice Saturday. The next time Cal. comes to town without dropping in to see us, we propose to state, in long, primer leaded, that he hasn't paid his wash bill for twenty-five weeks or fleeced a client since Tuesday. There is no threat to effective as that which jeopardizes a man's financial or professional reputation.
Honors to whom honor is due. We have no hesitancy in recommending to our readers the reliable coal firm of A. H. Doane & Co., whose office is on 9th Avenue, west of the post office.
Thos. Nast has invested $40,000 in a silver mine. Receiving unfavorable reports, he went out to see what he had paid for. Accompanied by an expert, he found that he had invested in an open quarry which wouldn't pan out 5 cents to the ton. A full-page engraving of Nast looking down the hole for his $40,000 would make a striking picture.
The name of F. E. Fogg was left off the Greenback tickets and that of Frank Worden, of Vernon, substituted, whereupon Mr. Fogg arose in his wrath and swore he would change a hundred votes. It looks very much as if he had kept his oath. If he had changed another hundred, he would have knocked the party higher than Gilderoy's kite.
We learn that Mr. A. G. McAllister has jumped the county and several little bills, one of which we check up to profit and loss: principally loss.
The "Ivanhoe Club" is the name of an association of young ladies and gentlemen in this city: object, mutual improvement. It has twenty members.
George Rembaugh waded the Arkansas river last Sunday to avoid paying tariff to the keeper of the ferry. What means this sudden burst of economy?
W. H. Clay has disposed of all his property in this county, and this morning leaves for parts unknown. Hank had been an honest, faithful citizen and we regret to see him leave.
C. W. Pittenger and family left for Illinois Saturdady. They have been residing in Pleasant Valley township, but having failed to make a living here, have returned to the parental fold.
Mr. M. Greenebaum, of Philadelphia, uncle of M. Hahn, is visiting here. He spent several weeks in Cowley last year and was so well pleased with the country that he decided to come again.
A trial of speed between Lou Harter's trotter and J. B. Lynn's buggy horse took place at the fair ground Friday. Mr. Harter's horse won the race: time 6:59-3/4. Mrr. J. E. Allen says he "bet on Lynn & Loose--d."
Court is in session: the lambs and the lions are mingling together in harmony under the soothing influence of Judge Torrance's presence. Among the lions we notice Henry H. Asp,
T. H. Soward, Frank Jennings, G. H. Buckman, D. C. Beach, O. M. Seward, J. E. Allen, Jas. O'Hare, S. D. Pryor, James McDermott, A. P. Johnson, A. H. Green, W. P. Hackney, A. B. Taylor, Lovel H. Webb, C. R. Mitchell, Joe Houston, Cal. Schwarts, Charlie Eagan, and others. The list of lambs can be found in our Court docket of last week.
The Grand Hunt proved a grand success. Several catastrophes are reported. Jake Nixon burst a barrel of his fine breech-loading gun, Tom Soward lost a "plunger," and Deacon Harris got soaking wet. The score was a very fair one!
J. N. Harter ....... 830 A. D. Speed ........ 170
J. M. Keck ......... 1,000 B. F. Cox .......... 290
G. A. Rhodes ....... 975 C. C. Black ........ 90
T. H. Soward ....... 335 G. L. Eastman ...... 2,375
S. Burkhalter ...... 480 Dr. Davis .......... 450
Jacob Nixon ........ 80 E. Meech, Jr. ...... 285
Fred Whitney ....... 765 Q. A. Glass ........ 180
____ Chapman ....... 980 Deacon Harris ...... 500
Total: 5,445 Total: 4,360
The defeated party gave a big banquet at the Brettun Friday evening and the tired and hungry sportsmen fed their friends and told of the hair breadth escapes of "mud-hen" and turtle-dove. Skunks counted fifty, but none were brought in.
Hon. A. J. Pyburn left for Kansas City Tuesday, where he will probably engage in the law business. He will not remove his family from Winfield for the present. We are sorry to see Mr. Pyburn go for he has been an honored citizen of this county for so many years that we had come to regard him as a permanent fixture here.
The carriage painter in charge of the paint shops of the Carriage Factory is turning out some splendid work. He was brought on from New York to take charge of this work.
Mr. J. P. McMullen is taking steps to organize a Building and Loan association. Such an association would be of much practical value to Winfield.
Shrieves & Powers have put a splendid delivery wagon on the street. They are going to "whoop 'em up."
Wheat is worth from 80 cents to $1.12 per bushel. Corn, 59 to 55, Hogs $5.00 to $5.50.
Mr. J. H. Land was given a good complimentary vote in Winfield.
Mrs. J. F. Paul left Tuesday for a winter's visit to Boston.
[FACTS AND FIGURES: CARRIAGE WORKS.]
NOVEMBER 10, 1881.
Last Friday afternoon we visited the Carriage Works and were shown through the institution by the Superintendent, Mr. W. F. Dorley. Since their removal from Ninth Avenue to the commodious buildings on Main street, the business has increased to proportions hardly realized by our citizens. The works now occupy all of Alexander's brick block, three rooms 25 x 76 on the first floor, and have 1,800 square feet of storage room in the basements. They work fifteen hands and turn out five buggies and spring wagons each week.
Their orders come in much faster than the work can be completed. Since the commencement they have manufactured and sold 150 buggies and spring wagons. Ninety-nine of these have been furnished with the Eliptic side-bar spring: the invention and property of Mr. Dorley. They now have on hand $1,500 worth of work ready for delivery. Their buggies range in price from $60 to $250, and are built and sold cheaper than a buggy can be laid down here from Chicago. The reason of this is that they can ship the material for ten buggies in at less than the rates for one finished.
The quality of work being turned out is equal to any eastern manufacture. Mr. Dorley has built buggies all his life and has been foreman of several of the largest carriage factories in the United States. He is an enthusiast in his line, and knows more about a wagon than any one.
The shops are run on the most business-like principles. Everything moves like clock-work. One man does nothing but make buggy boxes, another works exclusively on another part, and every hand does nothing but that with which he is most familiar; thus all the parts work harmoniously. They have turned out buggies and wagons for Wichita, Wellington, Arkansas City, and many other neighboring towns. The finishing touches are just being put on a buggy which goes to Iowa. One of the greatest troubles they have had to contend with has been to secure skilled workmen, and especially carriage painters. Last week they overcame this difficulty by securing the services of one of the finest carriage painters in the country, who came on from New York and took charge of their paint shops.
Such manufacturing interests as this is what, above all else, Winfield wants to encourage. This one has added nearly fifty souls to our population, as their skilled mechanics were all brought from the east. Their payroll foots up about $200 per week, all of which goes into the hands of our merchants and helps to build up business and make a market for produce. It brings in money from other localities and helps to swell the name and fame of our city. This is good: let's have some more. It is prospering, and so can others.
We want a paper mill, a sugar factory, and more grist mills: and we want them bad. We must have a woolen mill to furnish wearing apparel for the carriage builders and a sugar factory and more grist mills to feed the woolen mill men, while we want a paper mill to furnish the COURIER with white paper on which to blow about it.
Le us all take hold of this business with a will and give a long pull and a strong pull toward bringing about the desired end. Let the Board of Trade take immediate steps toward getting mill men interested and bring to their knowledge the many advantages of location and raw material to be worked up. Now is the accepted time and if Winfield wakes up, she can be the future great city of the southwest. She cannot afford to sit idly by and let these "golden moments fleeting pass."
[REPORT FROM "OCCASIONAL" - BEAVER ITEMS.]
NOVEMBER 10, 1881.
I am glad to say tht Lewis Brown, of Victor, has no intention of returning to Pennsylvania. His beautiful home is downing a new basement and cellar, and we know of few homes filled with as much contentment as is found there. We cannot afford to let such families leave Kansas, and are happy to learn this one intends to stay.
Beaver Center is a lucky place just now, having secured one of the best teachers, finest of young and (the ladies, let me whisper) marriageable gentlemen: Mr. Bower, and added to her citizens, the excellent family of Dr. Marsha. Already he has a large field of labor and goes where we will hear it said, "I think he is a splendid physician."
The new churrch at Mt. Zion is receiving daily attention and everyone is anxious to learn when it will be ready for
NOVEMBER 10, 1881.
The gentlemen associated with Mr. Frank Williams in the Metropolitan Hotel in Kansas City are Judge Martin of Independence and J. F. Vermilye of New York. Mr. Vermilye is a brother of Bob and Hobert.
But one Republican in Cresswell township scratched Mr. Shenneman, and but one in Silverdale. Mr. Stone carried Mr. Maris' own township with 14 to spare. Capt. Smith's majority in the 1st commissioner's district will be over 500. The straight Republican ticket sweeps the field.
NOTICE. All persons knowing themselves indebted to Bailey & Rinker of the Hoosier Grocery will please call upon Mr. G. L. Rinker at the store and settle by cash or note at once, as the firm has changed and the accounts of Bailey & Rinker must be closed, at once.
COAL MINERS WANTED. At the C. V. C. & M. Co.'s coal mines, eight miles south of Grenola, Kansas. (Formerly Binyons mines.) Inquire of, or address W. J. Hodges or S. H. Myton, Winfield, or W. O. Johnson, Supt., Grenola, Kansas.
Mrs. Stump wishes to inform her many friends and customers that she has returned and will still continue to dispense millinery to the ladies of Winfield and vicinity from her old stand at the "Ladies Bazar." Her stock is an excellent one and her prices unusually low. Mrs. Stump has added another novelty to her millinery stock. She has a cheap counter of hats and bonnets running from 75 cents to $3.00. One can suit themselves at this counter at very little cost.
[EDITORIAL: GRAND JURY DEFEATED.]
NOVEMBER 17, 1881.
At the meeting of the board of commissioners last week, there were presented the names of over five hundred petitioners for a grand jury, and of nearly eight hundred opposed to it, and the commissioners decided not to call for the grand jury.
EDITOR MAD! MUCHO STATEMENTS!
The trouble was that nobody appeared before the commissioners on behalf of the temperance element to put their view of the case before them, to show them that there was any interest taken in favor of the measure, but the commissioners were left surrounded by clamorous antics, some of these, active businessmen of influence and character, and the commissioners decided as should have been expected.
[RECAP OF ELECTION RESULTS.]
Winfield Courier, November 17, 1881.
FOR SHERIFF [A. T. SHENNEMAN/R. W. STEVENS]--
SHENNEMAN HAD A MAJORITY OF 950
FOR TREASURER [W. H. H. MARIS/L. B. STONE/DANIEL McCOLLIN]--
STONE HAD A MAJORITY OF 423
FOR CLERK [J. S. HUNT/L. P. STANTON]--
HUNT HAD A MAJORITY OF 1,317
FOR REGISTER [JACOB NIXON/F. H. WOODEN]--
JACOB NIXON HAD A MAJORITY OF 1,354
FOR SURVEYOR [N. A. HAIGHT/ALEXANDER CAIRNS/ED HAIGHT]--
N. A. HAIGHT HAD A MAJORITY OF 1,099
FOR CORONER [J. H. LAND/H. L. WELLS/ W. H. WELLS]--
H. L. WELLS HAD A MAJORITY OF 882
FOR COMMISSIONER [S. C. SMITH/F. W. SCHWATES]--
S. C. SMITH HAD A MAJORITY OF 516
NOVEMBER 17, 1881.
Mr. J. C. Fuller is in Kansas City.
Rev. Laverty, of Arkansas City, called Tuesday.
Mr. B. F. Clover dropped in Thursday. He's courtin'.
Judge B. L. Brush, of Grenola, was in the city Tuesday.
About ten teachers are still needed in Cowley.
Mr. J. C. Stratton, of Omnia, was attending court last week.
The young man who stole Col. McMullen's horse plead guilty.
Charley Roseberry returned from a visit to Indiana Saturday.
Capt. Frank Lorry, of Bolton, was up attending court last week.
Mayor Kellogg, of Arkansas City, testified in the Armstrong case Monday.
W. L. Pennington, of Vernon, called on us Saturday.
Dr. Fleming is now located at Mann's old stand, two doors south of Wallis & Wallis.
The drop in the price of wheat has squeezed flour down twenty-five cents on the hundred.
Mrs. N. W. Stopher left yesterday for Illinois to visit friends in Lincoln and Logan counties.
Christian Geis, charged with stealing a hog from Joe Geer, was cleared by the jury last week.
Mr. H. G. Ruggles, one of Sedgwick county's leading attorneys, stopped at the Brettun Monday.
J. A. Earnest has removed to the new and commodious brick building on the site of his old stand.
Major Sleeth spent several days of last week in the city as a witness before the court on the Lennox forgery case.
Quincy A. Glass has put a handsome sign in front of his drug store. It is one of the most artistic designs in the city.
If O. F. Mackey will call at the office of McDermott and Johnson, Winfield, he will learn something to his advantage.
The scarcity of wood in the market indicates that the woodmen are sparing those trees with altogether too much sparingness.
Henry Goldsmith has taken down his soda fountain. Its absence brings to our mind the sad realization that winter is at hand.
We have just received fifty pieces of good Canton flannel and offer it at twelve yards for the dollar.
M. Hahn & Co., Bee Hive.
Mrs. Julia Store, who has been visiting her cousin, Mr. John Burroughs, returned to her home in Lawn Ridge, Illinois, last Saturday.
Mr. Samuel Clarke has a little daughter at his house this week. It is a bright little girl and Mr. Clarke is correspondingly happy.
Whiting Bros., the boss meat market of the southwest, want choice stock and pay cash for hides.
Hon. Timothy McIntire, editor of the Democrat, made us a pleasant call Monday. He is one of the many witnesses on the Armstrong case.
Al Requa has gone into the employ of the Santa Fe as master of baggage at the Topeka depot. Another recognition of worth and merit.
Rit Berkey has gone to Kansas City to take a position in Jarvis, Conklin & Co.'s offfice there. Winfield boys are in demand all over the state.
Hon. James McDermott has for visitors his father and adopted brother, whom he had not seen for sixteen years. They have been residing in Texas.
Josh Billings has made a comfortable fortune out of his bad spelling, and is still writing half a column per week, for which he is paid $5,00 per year.
Ex-Commissioner Burden dropped in to see us Friday. He has been putting in some good licks on his farm this summer and does not get to the metropolis often.
Mr. John W. Stewart, of Cedar township, made us a pleasant call on Thursday.
Winfield Courier, November 17, 1881.
AThe Sheriff should in some way fix a criminal so that the audience in the court can place him. It is almost impossible to distinguish between the prisoner and the attorneys.@
Mrs. Eugenie Johnson arrived Monday from Arizona. She is a niece of Mrs. Todd and wife of Ed. Johnson, and formerly was well known in Winfield society, where she will be welcomed again with open arms. She has been among the Arizona silver and gold mines for the last few years where her husband as met with great
success. [BELIEVE ED JOHNSON IS THE ONE WHO WROTE SEVERAL ARTICLES ABOUT ARIZONA WHEN HE FIRST GOT THERE!]
A divorce was granted Emma A. Mendenhall from her husband, Pinkney A. Mendenhall, last Saturday, and Emma has been restored to her maiden name. The cause of complaint was habitual drunkenness and general cussedness. Emma seemed very young--not over 17--and had been married three years, but had only lived with her spouse--or rather her spouse had only lived with her--about six months. She had to furnish the larder, while Pinkney devoted his time to securing stimulants with which to color his pug nose and disturb the peace and quiet of his family. He ws finally turned out on the cold, cold world and it is supposed that he has since been obliged to keep himself. And now the court has effectually taken from him all means of support.
Since our last issue many farmers throughout the county have seconded our motion for the establishment of a city scales and weigh-master and long and loud are the charges of incorrect weights and short measure. One farmer tells us of a discrepancy of fifty pounds in one load of three hogs, which he saved by weighing twice, and one of our leading buyers intimated to us that he intended going out of the business, giving as a reason that he had made what he had honestly, and didn't propose to lose it by trying to compete with the kind of weights now being used. With such facts as this staring Winfield in the face, it behooves her to stir around and prevent business from being driven to other points.
NOTE: I SKIPPED ARTICLE REFERRED TO! DID NOT THINK MUCH OF IT!
A nice little divorce came up before Judge Torrance Saturday afternoon. The applicant for the dissolution of his matrimonial bonds was Rev. Mr. Skees. The difference seemed to be that Mrs. Skees cooked without taking the lids off the stove, and that Mr. Skees wouldn't furnish one of her big boys money with which to buy tobacco. Mr. Skees is a Methodist minister, and an old gentleman. The case was a very sad one, and the audience could hardly keep down their emotion. Judge Torrance, seeing that the vast gulf existing between them could never be bridged, granted the applicant's petition, and gave the lady $100 alimony.
Mr. George Rembaugh and Miss Kitty Majors were married at the residence of the bride's sister in this city Thursday afternoon. Rev. Platter tied the knot. George is foreman of the Courant office and one of the finest printers in the state. The bride is one of Winfield's fairest daughters.
Winfield people who go to Kansas City will stop at the Metropolitan Hotel. Report says that Mr. Frank Williams is making this one of the finest hotels west of the Mississippi.
Frank Manny is going to have the finest flower and vegetable garden in the State. He is preparing his grounds in the best style, plowing deep with a subsoil plow, and will be ready in the spring to make a show. This year he made a good start and made things bloom, but nothing to what he intends for the coming year. We admire his pluck. Prostrated in his business by the prohibition law, he does not go to Missouri to sell beer, he never gives up, but turns his attention into the best channel open to him and means to stay.
The jury on the Armstrong case was kept in charge of the bailiff over Sunday, not being allowed to separate. It was very hard on them, but the boys managed to pass the time pleasantly with the assistance of such outsiders as they could get hold of during the day. Most of them were taken away from their farms and houses without a moment's preparation, and several were caught with their teams in town and had to hire someone to take them home and "do the chores" until the case was finished.
The markets this week are firmer than last. Hogs are coming in rapidly and a great many sales are being made. The prices range from $5.00 to $5.50 per hundred, and a very few choice lots have gone at $5.60. Wheat runs from 70 cents to $1.15 for best. But little 70 cent wheat is put on this market, the average being $1.10. Produce is still acttive. Butter and eggs in good demand at 20 cents for choice butter and 15 cents for eggs. Flour has dropped 15 cents per hundred.
Wilber Dever has taken the position of cashier for the Santa Fe company at the Topeka depot. This is a very responsible position and we congratulate Wilber on his good fortune in securing it. He will honor the position as much as it honors him. Wilber is one of Cowley's brightest boys, and his rapid advancement is no surprise to his many friends here. He is bound to go up, and no one can prevent it.
Judge Gans demands that we pay him $10,800, the difference between what he really gets and what the COURIER last week in an article on county salaries stated he was entitled to. This shows what one little cypher can do for a county officer's salary. Such a publication was calculated to make the Judge feel wealthy and we demand a discount therefor. The balance is ready at any time.
Last Monday, during banking hours, with all the clerks present, a man stepped behind the counter of the Winfield Bank, walked to the vault, entered, took up a package containing $500, belonging to the President of the bank, and walked away with it unmolested. The man who executed this cool proceeding has always stood high in the community and is well known. He is president of the bank.
Winfield Courier, November 17, 1881.
Jim Hill and Vinnie Becket are erecting buildings and putting in dug-outs at Robinson, the new village in the Black Range. We hope Jim and Vinnie will make their fortunes right there.
J. H. Morgan has removed to Omnia township from Walnut. Mr. Morgan is one of our best citizens and has been one of the members of the Republican County Central Committee for some years.
A license is out for the marriage of Capt. Chenoweth and Mrs. Emma Baker, of Arkansas City. Rumor has it that they were married Sunday evening. We wish the Captain and his bride much joy.
Col. Whiting and his gentlemanly sons are filling a long felt want in Winfield. They are running a meat market that is a meat market! One where you can get anything you want cut in any shape you want it.
Judge Torrance delivered his charge to the jury in the Armstrong case Tuesday evening. It was a masterly document and set forth the law in the case clearly and in language that could not be misunderstood.
Courts don't wait till a witness has time to attend. Mr.
J. D. Guthrie, of Bolton, left the threshing machine cleaning out his wheat crop last week and came up to attend. Fortunately he was let off without much tedious waiting.
George Corwin is the dad of a great big boy. The east side is doing itself proud this fall. Only a few weeks ago, Mrs. Peter Croco presented her husband with a fine boy--and the republican majority in the first ward keeps on increasing.
The following applicants were examined, Saturday, for teachers' certificates: Wm. M. Coe, C. L. Cunningham, J. B. Curry, Ansel Gridley, Anna Martin, Ray E. Nawman, Luther Nellis, Anna L. Norton, R. B. Overman, N. J. Waterbury.
It is reported that one of our local ministers declined an addition of $100 to his salary, for the reason, among others, that the hardest part of his labors, heretofore, had been the collection of his salary, and it would kill him to try to collect $100 more.
The United Brethren in Christ organized a church in the city last Sabbath. Rev. J. H. Snyder, the pastor, preaches at the Courthouse each Sabbath at 3 p.m. A most cordial invitation is extended to all interested in Christian services to attend.
The first and second wards seem to vie with each other as to which shall increase in population most rapidly, and as the contest is a spirited one, we cannot as yet tell what the result may be. The latest addition to the west side is a boy, and A. A. Bosley is the happy father.
District 73 has been struck by lightning bad. The rod agent foots up his little bill to the tune of ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTEEN DOLLARS ONLY!! The schoolhouse is worth about two hundred dollars. Another rod like that would bankrupt the district.
We learn that Mr. Fred Farrar and Miss Hawkins, of Arkansas City, are to be married soon. Fred is one of Cowley's best businessmen, and the bride one of her fairest daughters. They will launch out on the sea of matrimony with the best wishes of a very large circle of friends.
Mr. E. P. Kinne left for Kansas City Monday with his household goods, and his family follow tomorrow. His business relations here remain unchanged and he simply removes there to attend to business, which will occupy him for four or five months. He sill still claim Winfield as his permanent home.
Rev. J. H. Snyder is in charge of the Winfield congregation of the United Brethren church instead of Rev. Lacey, as stated last week. Mr. Snyder is a very intelligent gentleman and we are glad to number him among the workers in the Cowley Vineyard. Services are held in the Courthouse the first and third Sundays in each month.
Arkansas City has almost taken the "hub" for the past week. Many of her citizens are here attending the Armstrong murder case. Among these we notice Charlie Holloway, Mayor Kellogg, Cal. Schwarts, Joe Houston, the Farclon boys, liveryman McIntire, Solicitor Holland, and Mr. Adams, supportd by a number of other prominent citizens.
Winfield Courier, November 17, 1881.
AThe jury in the Armstrong murder case is one of the best ever empaneled in this county. If law and justice are not safe in the hands of twelve such men as Seth Chase, Sam Watt, J. H. Land, W. O. Welfeldt, G. W. Sanderson, A. McNeil, T. L. Thompson, John Radcliff, L. K. Bonnewell, J. H. Lovey, J. S. Grimes, and E. F. Widner, we don't know where you can find safety.@
Our young attorneys are covering themselves all over with glory at this term of court. Henry E. Asp won golden opinions in his defense of Geis, in which he secured the acquittal of his client. Attorney Jennings and Mr. Asp on the one side and Mr. Hackney and Joe Houston on the other are fighting the Armstrong case step by step. The balance are impatiently waiting until their turn comes.
[BUILDING AND LOAN ASSOCIATION.]
NOVEMBER 17, 1881.
Monday evening a number of gentlemen met at the office of Gilbert & Fuller and organized "The Winfield Building and Loan Association." A constitution was drawn up and charter provided for, and a large amount of stock subscribed. The capital stock of the Association is $100,000 in two series of $50,000 each, the second series to be issued when the first series is paid up. The stock is divided into five hundred shares of $100 each, and are assessed at one dollar per month each. No member can own more than ten shares. The business of the Association is managed by a board of directors, and the following persons were elected as such board for the coming year: J. E. Platter, R. E. Wallis, H. G. Fuller, J. F. McMullen, Ed. P. Greer, A. D. Hendricks, J. W. Conner, C. A. Bliss, A. B. Steinberger, J. A. McGuire, and I. W. Randall.
The Board of Directors then met and elected H. G. Fuller president, A. D. Hendricks vice-president, J. E. Platter treasurer, and J. F. McMullen secretary and attorney. The secretary was instructed to open the books of the Association for subscriptions to the capital stock. The first series only consists of five hundred shares, and these are being taken rapidly and will soon be exhausted.
The plan of this Association is one that has been in successful opertion in many cities of the United States, and in Emporia, Fredonia, and many other towns in Kansas. Any persons may take from one to ten shares of stock and thereby become a member. An assessment of one dollar per month is made on each share. When sufficient amount is on hand, the Board of Directors meet and the money is put up at auction, bid on by the members, and the highest bidder takes it, giving therefor good real estate security and pledging his stock.
The profits are divided pro rata among the stockholders and each share receives its credit. Whenever the stock reaches par, or the accrued assessments and profits amount to $100 on each share, a division is made and each stockholder receives the par value of his share.
This plan offers special advantages for young men and laborers who desire to secure homes in this way. They can purchase one, two, or three shares, and pay in their monthly assessments of one, two, or three dollars. They can then secure a lot, go to the Association and bid off, say three hundred dollars, or enough to build a small house thereon, at, say 12 percent, per annum. If they hold three shares of stock and borrow three hundred dollars, they will pay each month in assessments and interest six dollars. At the end of four years, which is about the time it will take the stock to mature, they will have paid in assessments and interests $288. A division is made, they will receive from the Association their mortgage, and their home will be clear: thus having built a house and paid for it in four years at the rate of $6.00 per month. The ordinary rent for a house costing $300 is seven dollars per month. In four years a man would pay out in rent $336 and have no more at the end than he started with. With this plan he would pay out $288 in four years and own the house in the end.
The benefits of such an association as this will be apparent at a glance. You who have a boy growing up, buy a share of this stock for him and make him earn the assessment. Most any little boy can earn a dollar a month by carrying in wood or blacking your boots, or doing odd chores. Let him have his little book, walk up to the secretary's office each month, and pay his dollar. At the end of our years his share will be worth $100 and he will hardly know where it comes from. It will be a lesson on economy worth far more than years of precept. We hope that the popular-ity with which this scheme is meeting here will cause other towns to organize associations. It cannot help but be of practical benefit to Winfield and to the individual member of the association in helping to build up homes in our midst, and creating a profitable investment for small sums that would otherwise be wasted.
[REPORT FROM "HANK" - PLEASANT VALLEY.
NOVEMBER 17, 1881.
Wheat is looking splendid in this vicinity.
Mr. Wright, of Kentucky, called by the sudden death of his brother.
It seems that Cowley county is mostly settled by people from Illinois.
Monroe Teter is erecting a new dwelling house on his farm. Mr. Chase, of Burden, is doing the work.
Mr. Art Holland sold his thresher for $100, which was very cheap. Mr. Keyholt was the lucky purchaser.
The township election which was held at the Odessa schoolhouse passed off quietly. Several bogus tickets were on hand.
DIED. November 5th, 1881, litle infant of Mr. and Mrs. Wilson. They have the sympathy of all in their sad bereavement.
Al Watt has struck it rich; he is in the huxter business and is bound to make it win.
Misses Mollie and Louisa Erwin, of Windsor, Illinois, were visiting friends in this community last week. They will return home by the first of December.
Our friend, Frank Brown, contemplates a trip to his old native state, Illinois, where he will remain for several days visiting the "old folks at home."
Quite a large number attended the baptizing last Sunday, at the Culman ford.
David Lamb, who has been visiting in Iowa for the last three months, has returned to his old stamping ground. He reporrts crops very poor in Iowa. We welcome him back.
We are sorry to chronicle the death of a man by the name of Wright, who was killed a few days ago by a falling tree. We know not when death will knock at our doors, then let us prepare to meet our God whenever he may call upon us. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of all.
Why can't we have a literary society at the Victor or Holland schoolhouse this winter? We would like to hear from others on this subject.
November 12th, 1881. HANK.
[REPORT FROM "OLIVIA" - NEW SALEM.]
NOVEMBER 17, 1881.
OLIVIA MENTIONS SHE HAS BEEN VERY ILL.
Timber Creek is bank full since the last rains.
Mr. and Mrs. Mills visited in Maple City last week.
Miller, Gardner, and Bryant are off to the Nation on a hunt.
The wheat fields are beautiful to behold, but O, the corrn fields are anything but lovely.
Mr. Rowe departed from home some time ago and took their cattle on to Barbour county.
The work of grading on the Salem switch is going on rapidly. Items of interest are scarce.
Mr. Edgar and family have decided to remain in Salem, and we are glad to have their company.
Messrs. Shields and Osborn are down near Maple City turning the land upside down, or breaking sod.
Mr. King is down with malarial fever. Several of the Graham family have been down also, but are now convalescent.
Mrs. Bovee has returned from New York to her home and friends; and absence certainly makes ones presence appreciated when they come home.
Salem school is quite full. Mr. Beasley's children, of Moscow, attend. Mr. Cayton has been appointed clerk to fill the vacancy until the next annual meeting.
Some of our neighbors have forbidden any one hunting on their farms, and that is certainly commendable; protect the harmless birds by all means, friends.
Dr. Gunn, of Winfield, recently visited our vicinity and extracted a number of teeth for Mrs. Gledhill.
Mr. C. C. Chappell did not finish his travels to New Mexico, but when part way there decided that "home sweet home" had more attractions than the far away lands, and thither he turned his face.
We have been informed that the Moscow district have organized a literary.
The Salem Sunday school expect soon to have quite a library, for the Aid societies, though not on a large scale, bring in quite a snug little sum. All acknowledge enjoying themselves at Mr. Bucks, and the attendance was excellent. The next will be at Mr. Joe Hovland's.
Mr. Cansey lately returned from a wild goose chase on the Arkansas River. He brought home quite a flock of geese, and on the 9th, he and wife invited the Hoyland families and Mr. and Mrs. Miles to dine with them. Tirsah Hoyland was unable to attend, but she was not forgotten. A beautiful bouquet and some of the goodies fit to tempt a king's appetite were sent to her and were thankfully received. [WONDER IF OLIVIA IS TIRSAH HOYLAND???]
November 13th, 1881.
[REPORT FROM "K. U. KLUX" - WEST BOLTON ITEMS.]
NOVEMBER 17, 1881.
Mr. Burress and lady are visiting Mr. and Mrs. Buckner this week. They start for the lone star state in a few days. Mr. Burress & Son are extensive, stock owners in the Indian
Mr. M. Voris has a small boy, born about two weeks ago.
Messrs. Yourt and McMillen are quite ill with malarial fever.
Mr. L. C. Brown wields the birch and manipulates the speaker in Dist. 53. We have quite a full school, fifty-three pupils enrolled. L. C. is equal to the emergency.
There is to be a festival at the Mercer schoolhouse on Thanksgiving evening, for the benefit of the M. E. Minister at this place, Mr. Kitch, I believe.
The farmers are improving their time this beautiful weather gathering corn, hauling wood, and doing their fall plowing.
K. J. KLUX.
NOVEMBER 17, 1881.
Harvey Smith is building a fine hackberry wood pile.
Mr. Hallowell is building a large livery and feed stable.
Our school boasts of an enrollment of one hundred and seven scholars.
There is talk of our having another store in town soon, Mr. Wilson from Tisdale.
H. W. Young will move his livery stable on the same street just to make things lively.
E. A. Henthorn has built an addition to his home in order to have room for his increasing dignity.
Mrs. Jarvis has purchased the Mina Moore property and built an addition to it: the house, not the property.
The Burden mill meeting on Saturday night, the 5th inst., was well attended; but no mill unless some party will deposit a forfeit of $300.
There is considerable sickness in this vicinity. Mrs. J. N. Coe, Mr. Emerson, and several others have been quite ill, but are better now.
[REPORT FROM "HAWKEYE" - EAST FAIRVIEW.]
NOVEMBER 17, 1881.
Gathering corn and digging potatoes is the order of the day among the farmers. Corn is better than was anticipated a few months ago.
J. M. Wiggins is on the sick list.
R. U. Curfman and Mr. and Mrs. Parks have gone to Pennsylvania. Mrs. Addie Cottingham has gone to Indiana. W. F. Volmer and family have gone to Kansas City, Mo. W. L. Burton and family have gone to Chase county, Kansas; all within the past month, so Fairview has lost quite a number of well respected citizens. Mr. Larimer had the pleasure, lately, of meeting his mother and brother, of Indiana, whom he has not seen for 10 years.
J. H. Curfman has 30 acres of the best timothy in the township. B. F. McKee has built an addition to his house. J. W. Curfman is going to put up a stone corral. R. S. White is teaching in district 21, and is giving general satisfaction. There is a spelling school every Monday night at Fairview.