[FROM JUNE 29, 1882, THROUGH AUGUST 3, 1882.]




Winfield Courier, June 29, 1882.



CONTRA TOTAL: $175.40.







Winfield Courier, June 29, 1882.



Winfield Courier, June 29, 1882.


The latest reports of the riot in Egypt ten days since give the number of Europeans ascertained to have been killed by the enraged Egyptians at 340. Things are becoming alarming in Egypt. Among the new matters bearing on the question is the threat of the British Comptroller at Cairo to resign if Arabia Pasha is made a part of the new Ministry; the growing hostility of the troops at Alexandria against Europeans; the arrival of a Russian man-of-war; the dispatching of two gunboats from England to guard the Suez Canal; and the Sultan=s repeated objection to a conference on the Egyptian question.


Winfield Courier, June 29, 1882.


The railways running into Denver have reduced the rate from the Missouri River to Denver and return from $38 to $30.

Arrangements have been made for a twenty-five hour train between New York and Chicago over the Central and Lake Shore roads, to commence in July.

The latest discovery in oil wells in Pennsylvania is a bore that yhields one hundred barrels an hour. Nature seems to be bearing the electric light market.

The Jewish refugees from Russia are coming to this country by hundreds. About 1,000 are now en route thither across the Atlantic. Thousands have already arrived at New York.

The United States census report shows that in 1880 there were about 4,000,000 adults in this counttry who could not read or write, and that there are as many white as black ignoramuses.

There are now in the bonded warehouses of the United States about 85,000,000 gallons of whiskey on which the tax amounts to $76,000,000. The time for the payment of a considerable portion of this tax is near at hand.

Fort Leavenworth has been designated as the place for the contest for army prizes in shooting for the present year, the contest to commence on the 16th of October. Gen. Sheridan will be present and deliver the prizes, six in number.

According to the report of the director of the mint, the total product of gold for the year was $34,700,000, and of silver $13,000,000. Colorado takes the first place among the producing states with a yield of more than $20,000,000; California follows with a yield of nearly $19,000,000.

Last April a well was bored in Washington County, Pennsylvania, by the Niagara Oil Company, and the Scientific American considers it to be the greatest Agasser@ of modern drilling days. Contrary to expectation, the sands at first were not found to be regular or of an oil bearing description. Drilling was continued, however, for six months to a depth of 2,200 feet. Then a fissure was struck containing gas of most extraordinary volume and pressure. Tools weighing more than 800 pounds were thrown out of the hole more than fifty feet above the derrick, with a noise which rendered conversation imposible within 300 yards of the works.


Winfield Courier, June 29, 1882.



Winfield Courier, June 29, 1882.


J. S. Mann has gone east.

Winfield has concluded not to celebrate.

Wellington had a $12,000 fire last Friday night.

Indian war-dance at Arkansas City the Fourth.

G. W. Gully of Kansas City was in the city last week.

Friday at 2 o=clock Guiteau will leave this wicked world.

Joe Harter has been Aunder the weather@ for the past few days.

Rev. Canfield went east Monday and will probably be absent about two weeks.

Charlie Bahntge is again at his post in Read=s Bank after a severe attack of bilious fever.

Justin Porter left for his home in Omaha Monday after a two week=s visit with us.

The Courthouse square has been plowed up preparatory to sowing it down in blue grass.

We are glad to state that Mrs. Dr. Emerson is able to drive out again after her long illness.

Dr. Graham and his son Alvah returned Saturday night from a three week=s visit in the east.

Mrs. A. T. Shenneman is spending this week in Wichita with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Walters.

Winfield Courier, June 29, 1882.


Gen. Green returned from a week=s stay at Geuda Springs Sunday. He is much better after the trip.

Mr. Shepard Crabtree, a substantial farmer of the Arkansas bottom, spent a few moments in our office Tuesday.

Rev. J. E. Platter and family are enjoying a visit from Mrs. Hamill and Miss Bessie Platter, of Chillicothe, Ohio.

Miss Kate Millinngton returned from Fort Scott last week. She spent three weeks there which were thoroughly enjoyed.

Hank Paris is now running two sprinklers on the streets and is doing the work of keeping them well sprinkled in prime order.

Capt. L. Stevens, of Floral, an old COURIER subscriber, dropped in Saturday and spent a few moments in pleasant conversation.

Mr. J. W. Curns brought in a sample of oats Friday from Dr. Rothrock=s farm, which was five feet ten inches high, and still growing.

Mrs. A. B. Lemmon and family came down from Newton Saturday. They intend spending the summer here and at Independence, Kansas.

Judge Torrance held court Monday forenoon and granted a divorce in the Ireton case. Mrs. Ireton gets $300 alimony. Court sits again July 5th.

Geuda Springs is booming quite a popular Sunday resort for our pleasure-loving young people. Some eight or ten couples went over last Sunday.

The Cowley County delegation left for Topeka Monday evening on the Santa Fe. They were accompanied by a large delegation of Avisiting statesmen.@

In spite of the heat the church services at the different churches last Sunday were well attended, though it kept those present very busy stirring up the atmosphere with fans, hats, and anything serviceable.

A very pleasant party, members of the Ivanhoe Club, assembled at Riverside Park Thursday afternoon to picnic and have a good time. Quite a number were present.

H. C. McDorman was in from Grouse Saturday and reports his corn to be tasseling. He thinks some of his corn is large enough to carry off the $10 reward of P. H. Albright & Co.

DIED. Frankie Mays, aged three years, died in this city at the residence of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Constant, on the afternoon of the 24th inst., of spinal affection. He had been ill ten weeks.

Mr. J. S. Rothrock, a merchant of Seeley and also postmaster of that place, was in the city Saturday and made the COURIER office a call. He is highly pleased with the outlook for good crops around Seeley.

Mr. Samuel Lowe, of Moroa, Illinois, the gentleman with whom we had an interview on the prohibition subject and which was published in the COURIER on March 6th, has arrived with his family and will hereafter reside among us.

Rev. and Mrs. Cairns are making preparations to start next week for a three month=s visit in Scotland, their native home. It has been thirty years since they left there. We wish them a pleasant and safe journey and an enjoyable visit.

Winfield Courier, June 29, 1882.


W. A. Smith came down Monday from Wichita and returned Tuesday. He was accompanied by Miss Agnes Lynch, one of Wichita=s most accomplished young ladies. They took in Geuda Springs in company with Miss Smith and Will Wilson.

The immense harvest now being gathered is causing holders of old wheat to dispose of it, fearing that the prices may go down. With the marketing of the new wheat crop, a greater business will open here than ever before known.


Winfield Courier, June 29, 1882.

Mrs. Carrie Renick, residing in the eastern part of the city, was brought before Judge Gans Monday and examined as to her sanity. The jury found her insane, and that she should be sent to the asylum. She is about thirty-five years of age, and has a husband and two children. Her insanity was caused by a recent severe illness.


Winfield Courier, June 29, 1882.

The stone and brick store building of J. E. Conklin, next to the New York store, is almost completed. This is a very commodious building, being 80 feet deep, and having the frame building formerly occupying the front of the lot joined to the main building for a warehouse, making over a hundred feet of storeroom. It will be occupied by Hendricks and Wilson.


Winfield Courier, June 29, 1882.

R. B. Pratt=s steam thresher, bought of Brotherton & Silvers, arrived Saturday on the Santa Fe and was taken out by him Monday evening. He passed through the streets with the traction engine in full blast, and it drew much attention. The machine was put to work on Tuesday threshing out of the shock, and R. B. has already engaged all he can possibly thresh this year. This makes three or four steam thresheers that have been turned loose in the county this season.


Winfield Courier, June 29, 1882.

Abe Steinberger, of the Winfield Courant, and Sam J. Goman, who has for some years past represented a fancy grocery and fruit house at St. Louis, have consummated plans for the establishment of a weekly paper at Kansas City, to be known by the suggestive name of the AGrip,@ the first number of which will make its appearance on the 1st of August.


Abe and Goman would make such a paper hum from the start. We understand that the Courant has been purchased by Mr. Leftwich of Larned, and that the name will be changed to the Telegram and run as a Democratic paper.


Winfield Courier, June 29, 1882.

V. M. Ayres, one of the Arkansas City millers, was up Saturday and called on the COURIER. He is a very pleasant, agreeable gentleman, and we hope will never pass us by when visiting Winfield.

Winfield Courier, June 29, 1882.

Louie Zenor was severely crippled last week by a wagon turning over on his foot. He is now much better and is taking to his crutches nicely.


Winfield Courier, June 29, 1882.

The editorial force of the COURIER is absent this week attending the Congressional matinee.


Winfield Courier, June 29, 1882.

Col. Alexander leaves Thursday morning for Royalieu, Florida, where he will make his future home.


Winfield Courier, June 29, 1882.

Strayed. A young bay sucking colt from my place in Winfield. Any information in regard to the same will be rewarded.


Winfield Courier, June 29, 1882.

The matrimonial market has been extremely dull during the past week, only two licenses being issued.

MARRIAGE LICENSES: Geo. R. Wagoner to Lilly D. Hopp.

Timothy Hart to Mrs. Elizabeth Smith.


Winfield Courier, June 29, 1882.

THE MARKETS. Today (Wednesday) are quiet, with prices as follows: Hogs $6.75 to $7.00. Wheat, new 85; old 80 cents per bushel, corn 65. Potatoes 65 to $$1.00. Chickens $1.75 to $2.40 per dozen, eggs 12-1/2 cents. Butter 12-1/2 cents per pound. Small vegetables in abundance and prices low.


Winfield Courier, June 29, 1882.

Mr. C. H. Connell took his departure for Topeka, Kansas, on Ttuesday, where he will take up his residence and enter into the practice of law. Mr. Connell will be sincerely missed from our city, both in a social and business way, for his friends are legion, and we congratulate Topeka on receiving so intelligent and moral a young man in their midst.


Winfield Courier, June 29, 1882.

Mr. J. F. Martin brought us in some very fine samples of ripe tomatoes from his farm in Vernon Township, Tuesday. They are very large indeed for this season of the year, and he has eight thousand vines from which he will begin to market tomatoes next week. Mr. Martin is an experienced gardener, and not a small amount of the splendid vegetables seen in Winfield comes from his farm.




Winfield Courier, June 29, 1882.

On last Friday evening Miss Mary Berkey was agreeably surprised by a number of her young friends, who called to spend the evening with her as a sort of recognition of her sixteenth birthday. Miss Mary is a bright, sensible girl, and can entertain company right royally, and the time was passed very pleasantly.


Winfield Courier, June 29, 1882.

John Randall and Charlie Doan have embarked in the mercantile business at Floral. They have selected a good little town to start in, for Floral is situated in the center of a very rich agricultural country, and some of Cowley=s best and most substantial farmers reside near it.


Winfield Courier, June 29, 1882.

J. T. Stone brought us in a sheaf of Clawson wheat from his farm six miles west, in Vernon Township, Saturday. The Clawson is a new variety for this country and Mr. Stone secured the seed in Michigan. The straw is immense and the grains, resembling very much the California White wheat, are as large and plump as any we ever saw. The sheaf has been on exhibition in our office and many of our best farmers have examined it closely and express the opinion that the variety surpasses in quality and is preferable to any kind now raised in the county.


Winfield Courier, June 29, 1882.

The ladies of the Woman=s Christian Temperance Union of this city some time ago organized a ABand of Hope@ among the children.


Winfield Courier, June 29, 1882.

DIED. Geo. Brown, the Marshal of Caldwell, was shot and instantly killed by a cowboy in that city on Thursday night of last week. Some men had raised a disturbance at a bawdy house and Brown went to arrest them. While attempting to disarm one of the party, he threw a revolver up to Brown=s face and shot him over the left eye, scattering his brains all over the floor. Caldwell is greatly excited, and it is probable that after this latter experience some steps will be taken to prevent the recurrence of such scenes by disarming cowboys as soon as they enter the limits of the city. The guilty party, as usual, escaped to the Territory.


Winfield Courier, June 29, 1882.

The young ladies of the Broom Brigade, being drilled in the Lecture Room of the M. E. Church by Capt. Gary, are acquiring a great deal of proficiency in handling that homely instrument of household warfare. When fully equipped with the best weapons of the kind, they will no doubt prove combatants not to be despised in the conflicts that housekeeping always engenders. Their future husbands will quail and tremble, after a single experience of their prowess, whenever they hear the ominous words, APresent broomsticks!@ ACharge scrubbing brushes!@ Their entertainment on the evening of the Fourth will be an important feature of the Methodist Exposition.


Winfield Courier, June 29, 1882.

In obedience to the order issued from regimental headquarters, Old Veteran regiment, of Cowley County, the following line officers were present.

H. C. McDorman, Captain Dexter company.

A. A. Jackson, Captain company at Seeley.

Wm. White, Captain company F, Rock.

W. H. Bonnewell, First Lieutenant, Vernon company; Daniel Mahar, representing company H; James Kelly, First Lieutenance, company A.

On motion Capt. Wm. White was elected chairman and Lieutenant James Kelly Secretary.

On motion Captain Charley Steuven was elected Colonel, T. H. Soward Lieutenant-Colonel, and Captain James Vanorsdal Mayor.

After a harmonious talk the meeting adjourned to meet at the call of the Colonel commanding.


Winfield Courier, June 29, 1882.

Mr. T. C. Green brought in a sample of White rye Tuesday, raised on his farm ten miles north of here on the Walnut River, that beats any we ever saw for well filled heads and rankness of growth. The stalks are six feet ten inches high and as large as good sized pipe stems. He says it stands so thick on the ground that it will bear up a man=s hat anywhere in the twenty acre field. The estimated yield is sixty bushels to the acre. It will be ready for the reaper Friday. The field was passtured all winter and until prairie grass afforded good grazing for stock. Mr. Green has one of the best farms in the countty, the greater part being bottom land, and he is a very extensive wheat, corn, and stock raiser. The sample of rye is on exhibition in the COURIER office.


Winfield Courier, June 29, 1882.

DIED. In Winfield, Kansas, Monday, June 26, 1882, after two years and a half of severe, but patient suffering, Julia M., wife of Mr. C. A. Bliss.

Mrs. Bliss was born June 3, 1887, in northern Illinois, near Beloit, Wisconsin, where her parents removed while she was but a child. She remained in Beloit until after her marriage with Mr. Bliss, Feb. 7, 1855. In the spring of the following year, 1856, Mr. and Mrs. Bliss were both converted and baptized into the fellowship of the Beloit Baptist Church. The following August they moved to Topeka, Kansas, where they remained for ten years, when they moved to Columbus and remained two years. In 1870 they came to Winfield. They have been very closely identified wth the early history of Kansas, and earnest advocates of all its moral and material progress. In Topeka, Columbus, and Winfield, they were constituent members of the Baptist Churches formed in these cities.

It may be well said of Mrs. Bliss that Ashe did what she could@ in the home circle, in the church, and in the community. Her deep devotion and piety made her heed the Saviour=s injunction to remember the poor, the needy, and the afflicted. How oftgen while she was able was she seen with a loving heart and full hand ministering to their wants.


The whole community sympathize with the bereaved husband, daughter, and his sister, Mrs. Rigby, who has been so closely identified with her so many years. Another sister and two brothers are also left to mourn her loss.




Winfield Courier, June 29, 1882.

Wheat Crop in 1882.

First marketed from Cowley County and from Kansas, grown on Prof. Hickok=s farm three miles southeast of Winfield by Beaumont Bros., 3,000 bushels from one hundred acres, and threshed by O. A. Pratt in 3-1/2 days. The first car was loaded last Friday for Bartlett & Co., of this city, for one dollar per bushel. The whole delivered before Wednesday of this week. Lowest test 61 lbs. per bushel. Varieties: 14 acres volunteer, 11 bushels per acre; 30 acres Little May, 19 bushels per acre; and 56 acres Fultz at a little more than 40 bushels per acre. This wheat was heavily pastured all winter and until late in the spring.


Winfield Courier, June 29, 1882.

No Celebration at Winfield.

The Executive Committee on 4th of July Celebration, after due consideration, has resolved not to celebrate at Winfield this year, and all preparations are declared off. . . .

By order of the committee.

J. P. SHORT, Secretary.


Winfield Courier, June 29, 1882.


Officers and Comrades of Cowley Legion No. 16, S. K. A. O. U. W.:

We, your committee appointed for the purpose, respectfully submit the following:

WHEREAS, We have heard of the death (after a long and painful illness) of Mrs. Julia Bliss, beloved wife of Comrade C. A. Bliss, and, although we recognize that the dissolution has long been expected, and therefore does not fall with the overwhelming force of a sudden bereavement, we yet concede, in the loss of a wife and counselor an irreparable privation; and, while we extend to our brother our consolation, we trust that his grief may be tempered by the peace and rest which has followed a long and wearied waiting.

Resolved, That we extend to Comrade Bliss our fraternal sympathies and condolence, in token whereof Cowley Legion No. 16, S. K. A. O. U. W., will attend the funeral in a body.




Assembly Rooms, Winfield, June 27, 1882.





Winfield Courier, June 29, 1882.

Soldiers, Attention.



H. L. Wells is hereby reappointed Adjutant with rank of Captain. Rev. P. F. Jones is appointed Chaplain with rank of Captain. 1st Lieutenant James Kelly is appointed Quarter Master with rank of 1st Lieut. J. B. Magill is reappointed Sergeant Major, and will be respected and obeyed accordingly.

By order of C. E. STEUVEN, Col. Comd. Regt.

H. L. WELLS, Adjt.


Winfield Courier, June 29, 1882.

Local Notes from a Busy TownCArkansas City.

A fourth of July picnic is all the rage.

Drr. Shepard has returned from his visit to Canada.

Our AOpera House@ is loomingCat least Atalk@ is.

Johnny Walker has sold out to O. G. Godfry.

MARRIED. Dr. Vawter and Miss Alma Dixon were married last Wednesday evening.

We think some of the young men who have been seen with questionable characters the past week would do well to remember their obligations to the church.

Chas. Chapel will teach the Ainfant class@ the coming fallCat least he is taking Alessons.@

Mr. and Mrs. Matlack, W. D. Mowry, Miss Pennie Peed, and others visited Geuda Springs Sunday.

Mr. Harry Hill has returned from Baldwin University, where he has been attending school.

Is Blakley to be married or not? Will he board at the City Hotel? Somebody please answer. [??? Blakely?? Blakely???]

Our Y. M. C. A. has almost expired. We want Carmes to come back. [???]

The Methodist folks are building an addition to their church.

We are informed that Mr. Guto Cooms will start soon for the east, where he will remain the coming winter and give his interesting lecture on AElocution.@ He has the voice, but we think he would do better to join his cause to Susan B. Anthony AOn Woman=s rights.@ Ask Miss P. her opinion on the subject. JUNIUS.


Winfield Courier, June 29, 1882.

The water was allowed to run through the canal with both floodgates open last Sunday in order to wash out the mud deposited in the bottom. It did the business effectually. No fears are now entertained of the filling of the canal with debris. Traveler.





Winfield Courier, June 29, 1882.

New Salem.

Dear Readers of the Courier:

AAll work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.@ I think if that saying is true, there will be plenty of dull men and women in Salem, for hard work seems to be the order of the day.

Mr. G. D. Vance is running his self binder almost crazy. Runs it all day and part of the night, but changes horses so they will not get too tired.

Mr. George Burdette gave out while harvesting and was very ill for two days, but is all right at present. You may think I am not a work when writing items, but today I have been chief cook for a whole grist of harvest hands, and having a few moments leisure I will spend it in telling you some of the Salem doings.

Master Frank Pixley celebrated his birthday one day last week by having a few friends to tea, and although Olivia failed to be there, it was a very pleasant affair, and Frank=s mamma knows how to make the beest of birthday cakes, and I presume he knows this better than I. Many returns of days and cake is my wish.

Mr. Bovee is the possessor of a nice new buggy.

Mr. C. C. Chapell is going to be a festive agent for washing machines. Thinks of going away to Arkansas. Don=t you fforget to wash your face, Chris, when you go to see the ARackensack gals.@

Mr. Gledhill has sold his good farm to Mr. Nelson Peters. Mr. Gledhill will shortly bid adieu to his Salem neighbors and try his fortune elsewhere. May she not prove a fickle goddess, and may happiness come and make her home in the heart of the lonely wanderer. Mr. Peters will soon be a happy farmer if many acres can bring joy to his heart. Over seven hundred acres we believe are his Salem possessions.

Miss Amy Buck was almost wild with pain from concentrated lye in her eye. Sweet oil, we think, is as good as anything to stop the burning.

Mr. Dalgarn and quite a number of the Salemites are losing their chickens with cholera. Sulphate of soda put in water for them to drink is an excellent preventative and remedy.

Mr. J. Hoyland has had ripe peaches since the 15tth, but as they are scarce he will not have them long. Peas, beans, beets, etc., are now served in different styles and dished up to the hungry harvester.

Mr. and Mrs. Causey finish off, we hear, on raspberry short cake. They have nice berries now ready for market, and large quantities of vegetables from their garden goes to ColoradoCor somewhere besides Salem.

Mrs. Root, of Winfield, was the guest of Mrs. Brooking last week.

Mr. Watsonburger had a very sick horse a few days ago, supposed to be sun-struck. It is better and bids fair to get well.

Mrs. Shields is decidedly betterChas almost regained her usual health.

Messrs. Wells, Peters, and Bextel have bought a new threshing machine and want to thresh almost everybody. Will begin next week.

There is much talk of a new schoolhouse near the station. It will be a very nice addition to our neighborhood if it is built as commodious and imposing as the committees are planning for. We only hope that it may be built ere long and the Salemites who are away attending school come back and learn all that is necessary in the home school.

Rev. Graham spent one day last week in delivering babies, ordered for the young people mostly.

Farmers are in excellent spirits, for the wheat will yield a bountiful supply. Oats are very good and corn is trying to grow in double quick to make up for lost time. It is certainly doing finely. Perhaps I can get more items next time. Everyone is too busy now to be communicative. May you all be happy if you can find out the way.

June 24th, 1882. OLIVIA.


Winfield Courier, June 29, 1882.

Orchard Cottage.

EDS. COURIER: Ed., couched in terse and pointed words (we notice in the local column), is your sorrow over our late illness. But having faith in your great sympathetic heart, we can but believe you will in kindness view our infirmities, e=en though it be with a critic=s eye. Really, Ed., we hardly know why we used those big words. Perhaps the big wheat crop threw our mental machinery out of balance. For instance, if you were to commence cutting around a thirty acre field of wheat that would yield forty bushels to the acre, and when you arrived at the center of the field, the grain all being shocked, you should find the shocks so tall and close you could not get the reaper and team out of the field, don=t you think that the first local you wrote would contain some big words? Or perhaps luxuriating on fruit of late has caused softening of the brain. But more likely still, the use of those big words, or superfluous words, was the effect of reading so many St. Jacobs Oil advertisements in the columns of the COURIER, for we have heard some terrible words used and anathemas pronounced against the COURIER for their insertion in news and editorial columns. Some have accused me of having political aspirations. Politically my highest aspiration is to be a good law-abiding citizen. Object in writing for the COURIER: Intellectual improvement. But to the disease, Acon amore,@ Italian, with love; earnestly. AAut vincere, aut mori,@ Latin, either to conquer or die. Con amore, aut vincere, aut mori.@ In all life, as well as in the capacity of a COURIER correspondent. Our ambition. With love; earnestly, either to conquer or to die. (Trying) The remedy, a homeopathic dose of editorial ipecac.

I perused with much interest the editorial on third parties, the body and substance of which I heartily indorse. AIn union there is strength.@ Let the temperance people of all parties vote for St. John and not act the fool and get defeated by voting temperance in three different parties. Temperance today is vastly more important to Kansas than anti-monopoly and greenbacks. But I have faith in Kansas and wisdom. Mr. Editors, I have no sympathy with persons or parties that are constantly proclaiming the corruption of others. A guilty boy is ever ready to accuse some other boy. We need a national prohibition law as well as anti-monopoly laws, but for the present, states must do what the government does no do. We need a more adequate currency. The National banking system, the best this government ever had, is not perfect. A perfect system might soon liquidate the national debt.

June 24. Another week of grand harvest weather. Ten days more such weather and Vernon=s 130,000 bushels of wheat will be harvested. Day by day the keen blades are pressed to the golden grain. Every manner of implement is being used, from the cradle to the header, and all are doing good execution, too. The luxuriant blades of the maize are furled to the breeze, and the farmer rejoiceth accordingly. M. LEWIS.


Winfield Courier, June 29, 1882.

Otter Township Items.

Eds. Courier: I will send you a few items from this vicinity. On Sunday night a week, the livery stable of Cedarvale burned to the ground. Valued at $750 and insured for $450. Two more will go up in its stead.

Quite an excitement was caused in the Vale Friday by a man by the name of Walters breaking away from the constable and knocking a man over the head with a club. It seems that Walters had been arrested by Spears, accused with abducting Spear=s daughter, and after being fined by the justice, he was running over the town pretending to be trying to raise the money, when he struck Spears and almost killed him. He then broke for his horse and left town. Up to the present writing he has not been captured, but it is stated that they have him and one of his confederates surrounded in a bunch of timber near Grant Creek. The result will be given next week.

N. Belreal has sold his farm to a Mr. Denning, of Winfield, where Mr. Belreal has moved.

Myles and McCanley are in the Territory looking up a cattle ranch.

A young man with a duck-bill hat was around last week correcting a map of Cowley and taking subscriptions for the same. They are a good thing, but rather expensive.



Winfield Courier, June 29, 1882.

Public Sale. There will be a public sale of farming implements, household goods, and stock by B. F. Gledhill, of Richland Township, four miles north of New Salem Station, Wednesday, July 12th, at 10 o=clock.


Winfield Courier, June 29, 1882.

The Winfield post office will be open on the 4th of July from 8 to 9 A. M., and 12:30 P.M. D. A. MILLINGTON, P. M.


Winfield Courier, June 29, 1882.

Star Valley.

EDS. COURIER: Mr. James Walker has bought a new buggy which cost him $150. Now, girls, watch your chance for a buggy ride.

Miss Rena Wilson met with quite a serious accident the other day. Her mother told her to go and chop some wood, but instead of chopping the wood she chopped her foot. She was, however, able to get out to Sunday school Sunday.

Charlie Burton and Mr. Richards gave out in the harvest field last Saturday afternoon.

Mr. R. L. McGuire talks of putting a new house on his place this fall. I wonder what it means.

MARRIED. Miss Minnie Walker and Mr. J. C. Martindale were united in the holy bonds of matrimony last Saturday at Winfield. Miss Walker is one of the brightest and prettiest little ladies it has been my lot to meet, and Jack secures a prize. May they live long and enjoy all the pleasures that this world can afford.

Albert Baxter says he is going to get a new buggy.

Our Sunday school is progressing finely under the superintendency of Mrs. Acres.

Mr. Geo. Walker has returned from the east, where he has been visiting for sometime past.

Some of the young men of this neighborhood intend going after apples this fall.



Winfield Courier, June 29, 1882.

FINE SHEEP. 600 sheep for sale. Inquire of S. W. Chase, five miles southeast of Winfield.




Winfield Courier, July 6, 1882.

Senator Teller has returned from Carlisle much pleased with the evidence of progress among the young Indians. He says the boys are dsoing well at farm work, and learning the practical part of agriculture. They need more land, and he will ask for means from Congress to purchase about 200 acres more, which can be worked prrofitably. Some twenty-nine or thirty of the boys and girls are placed with the farmers of the neighborhood during the summer vacation because there is not enough for them to do on the school farm.


Winfield Courier, July 6, 1882.

Omnia Township.

EDS. COURIER: Your paper is a welcome visitor to our homes each week.

Politics are at a fever heat in this part of the county. There was a meeting of the Anti-monopoly party at Baltimore last Saturday night, but not being there, I cannot tell what was done. I think their object was to get up a grand rally and picnic. I read with much interest your speech on paper. Of course, we could not judge with what power and eloquence it was delivered, but will say that there were some good ideas advance. The people are largely to blame for the condition that they are in at the present time. They have surrendered their power to the hands of moneyed men, manufacturing companies, and monopolies. You and I can recollect when every farmer had his bunch of sheep and would shear, work, and carry his wool to the carding machine; then the women had their wheels and looms and would manufacture their own wear, and people would live on what they raised, and a great many of the farmers would have their sack of gold and silver and would hang it up in an old reticule against the wall or throw it up on an old cupboard. But how is it now? The people shear their wool, roll it in the dirt and grease, send it a thousand miles for someone to wash, and give the railroad something to freight, then pay a commission agent so much per pound for handling dirt and grease, all of which they could have saved by a little labor. The producers will sell their pork on foot at 5 cents and then buy their bacon back at 15 cents; sell all their wheat and buy all their flourCthen curse the monopolies. And that isn=t all. I said tht money used to lay around in old sacks. How is it now? If a man has a few dollars he goes straight to the bank, deposits it, then the banker turns around and loans the people=s money at 25 percent, and get rich off of it. Then they will curse the banks for extortion. Why don=t they loan this money to one another and thus help each other? No sir! If one neighbor goes to another to borrow a few dollars, he has to secure the loan by chattel, and it appears that people have lost confidence, and while they are in that condition will not befriend one another.

Mr. Editors, to return to the political situation, the people are largely to blame. Some will say, AI won=t go to the caucus or the election.@ This is just what the schemer wants. A few dollars in each township can be more serviceable than a convention. Then these stay-at-homes will howl and swear when their interests are not looked after.

There is another class that will think what they want, but not loud enough for their next neighbor to hear. We want to tell what we want and tell wherein we have been wronged and we need not go out of the party to be heard. If the party then fails to hear and heed, after we have done our duty thoroughly, I for one will step down and out. And here goes to tell what we want of our representatives, and what they must do or stay at home.

We, the Republicans of this part of the county, have agreed that there are certain measures that must be carried into effect by our representativesCan equal distribution of the railroad tax in the school district according to assessed value or number of pupils.

Some of the reasons why we exact this, the remote parts from the road helped build the road. While the road helped to advance the price of land near it, it did not affect that which was 8 to 20 miles away. To illustrate: Mr. Jackson, on Silver Creek, sold 160 acres for $4,000 cash. A farm on Timber Creek, seven miles from the road, of 320 acres, much better than Jackson=s, has been in the market and won=t sell for $3,000. The parties living near the road are benefitted in a two-fold sense. Their property has advanced and their taxes lessened. To illustrate this further: the district that Burden is in, the assessed value of the road and road property amounts to over $18,000, while other districts off of road, assessed value amounts to from $5,000 to $$12,000; and such districts have to vote the extent of the law; 1 percent for teachers, and 1/4 of 1 percent, for incidentalsCthen can scarcely support 3 or 4 months, which always demands a poor teacher.

Is this fair and just when we have paid as much for the building of the roads, according to our wealth, as they? Must our children in the remote districts grow up in ignorance, while our neighbors who were fortunate enough to be thrown into a railroad district, can educate their children, and give them a start in life; our=s must grope their way in ignorance. This is giving the strong district the advantage at the expense of the weak district. There are a great many people who borrow money and put it into stock. The assessor comes around and assesses the land, then the stock. Now we are not finding fault with the loaner or borrower, the fault is, the man that borrows pays tax on the land and tax on the stock and interest on the money, threbele; the man that loans the money records his mortgage, sends it east, and sits back and draws his usury, pays no tax, and wonders why everybody isn=t smart. Now what we want is this, that every mortgage shall be assessed from the recorder=s office at their face value, and taxes paid where the mortgage is recorded that will help to pay this three-fold tax on the borrower; there is a law, I think, that persons living in other states holding property in this must pay tax where the property is held, but does not refer to mortgages.

We want our representative to look after the above and further another enactment. All property given in mortgage shall be the security and only security. I will not argue the reasons of this last clause for fear of being too lengthy. I want the people of every township to set forward resolving in every primary what they want and what they must have, and make the aspirants pledge to carry out their wishes or elect them to stay at home.

Now, Mr. Editors, comes the grandest problem to solve of all the balance. Take this county for illustration. Winfield will probably send Bryan to the legislature. Arkansas City claims the right for the man in her district, Mitchell. Burden claims the man in this district, E. A. Henthorn; and probably the towns throughout the state will send 4 to 5 to the legislature, and four-fifths will be interested in letting the railroad tax stay where it is, and probably two-thirds are interested in real estate. Then where are our hopes? We heartily believe that the three men are honest and honorable. It is hard for a man to work against his own financial interest.



Winfield Courier, July 6, 1882.


A. J. Werden, Vernon Township, candidate for Supt. Of Public Instruction.

Hiram T. Albert, Cambridge, candidate for County Superintendent.

E. S. Bedilion, candidate for re-election, Clerk of the District Court.

Alexander H. Limerick, Rock Township, candidate for Supt. Of Public Instruction.

L. A. Millspaugh, Vernon Township, candidate, Clerk of the District Court.

Rev. P. B. Lee, Vernon Township, candidate for Probate Judge.


Winfield Courier, July 6, 1882.


The nomination of Judge S. R. Peters as congressman at large gives great satisfaction in this part of the state. On his return he was tendered a hearty reception, participated in by several of our citizens and many representatives of adjoining counties, among the number Senators Hackney, of Winfield, and Sluss, of Wichita, and Hon. John Folks, of Sumner County.


Winfield Courier, July 6, 1882.

Dr. Cairns.

Rev. James Cairns, the pastor of the Baptist Church in this place, leaves today for a summer vacation among the Abanks and braes,@ the lochs and mountains of Bonny Scotland, his native land. He is one of the ablest, noblest, and most earnest specimens of a Christian minister. His heart is always in the right place and he has the courage and energy which does stalwart work in whatever he undertakes. His church has flourished under his ministrations and the grand church building bilt here during his pastorate, the finest in the state, is largely due to his energetic work. . . .


Winfield Courier, July 6, 1882.


Charity Begins at Home.

It has been the policy of the Republicans of Cowley County to work together and to help our neighboring counties of the 13th judicial district whenever we could, instead of going further with ourr favors and assistance. The Republicans of Elk and Chautauqua counties have apparently adopted the same principle. They stood by us two years ago in the nomination of Judge Torrrance and would no doubt have stood by Hackney in the late congressional convention, had Mr. Hackney remained on the track. They have never yet put forward a candidate for a district or State nomination, but when they do, they can depend upon Cowley County to be with them. . . .

In the late contest for Congress at large, Hackney did not announce himself as a candidate until after Redden [BUTLER COUNTY] had assured him that he (Redden) would not be a candidate under any circumstances and would give Hackney a clear field for the Butler delegation, and it was not until it became apparent that Butler would support Hackney that Redden was induced to become a candidate in the interest of Peters. . . .


MILLINGTON ENDS UP SAYING: AOur district failed because it would not unite, and will continue to fail until harmony prevails.@


Winfield Courier, July 6, 1882.


Why do the state officers of Kansas assess the railroad property of the state at but a small fraction of its value? They put this kind of property at about one-sixth what the companies call it worth in their published exhibits, and the great state paper cannot muster courage to enger a protest or utter a word of censure. Just as long as this violation of law by the board of railroad assessors continues, local assessors will endeavor to protect the interests of their constituents by keeping assessments down. Newton Republican.

As we understand it the state board of assessors is willing to assess railroad property at its actual value just as soon as the counties make up their minds to obey the law and compel township assessors to list all property at its actual value. It would be a manifest injustice to assess railroad property at its full value when all other property is put on the rolls at one-third or one-fourth its true value. Commonwealth.

[Millington.] The law requires that all property shall be assessed at its real value and is right. The only trouble is that assessors after taking the oath to assess according to law, deliberately violate the law and their oaths. Now we must remedy this by making the violation of the law by assessing property for less than its real value a crime punishable by heavy fines and imprisonment and making it the duty of the Commissioners, County Attorney, and Sheriff to examine their returns and proceed against the assessors on probable cause.


Winfield Courier, July 6, 1882.


Kansas is bound to lead in remarkable productions. Our exchanges from that State abound in flattering comments on the AKansas Queen,@ a four-year-old cow bred by Capt. Stevens, of Cowley County, and weighing 3,000 pounds. This wonderful cow, which is now the property of Col. W. L. Mullen, of Winfield, Kansas, is being exhibited at the principal towns along the Hannibal road, and is described by a reliable correspondent as pure white, with a symmetrical form, rich creamy skin, erect head, medium sized waxy horns, mild, intelligent eye, clean limbs, fine upper and lower lines, and well-developed beefy quarters. She is 17 hands high, 10 feet around the girth, and 16 feet in length. Her grandsire was an imported Booth short-horn, and her dam a high grade short-horn.. She has a well-rounded form and other marked traits of the Booth family, and in the opinion of the correspondent, will tip the beam at 4,000 pounds before she is six years. Col. Mullen, who has a standing offer of $3,000 for the AQueen,@ will visit the principal towns on the Burlington route between Quincy and Chicago, affording many readers of the Argo an opportunity to see the best formed cow of her size and unquestionably the largest cow of her age in the world.

Modern Argo.


Winfield Courier, July 6, 1882.


James Lorton took in Geuda Springs Tuesday.

Phil. Stout is at work again in the old shop. He couldn=t stay away.

The Board of County Commissioners met Monday morning with the full Board present.

Green Wooden had his hack running between Arkansas City and the grounds Tuesday.

Mrs. F. V. Rowland is spending this week with her Acountry cousins@ in Richland Township.

Senator Hackney has had a large gilt sign put up over his office on the post office building.

Mrs. Frank Williams came down Tuesday and will spend several days visiting friends here.

DIED. Mrs. P. J. Jones, wife of the painter Jones, was taken suddenly ill at Neodosha and died last Friday.

During the three month=s absence of Rev. Cairns in Europe, the Baptist pulpit will be filled by Prof. Trimble.

Louie Zenor is out on the streets again, but still on crutches. He is getting on much better than he expected.

The Ladies= Missionary Society of the Presbyterian Church will hold an open meeting Sabbath evening. All are invited.


Winfield Courier, July 6, 1882.


Joe Bourdette and Billy Impson had a stand on the grounds at Arkansas City on the Fourth and did a thriving business.

Mr. J. C. Fuller left with his family Thursday morning for St. Paul, Minnesota, and will spend the summer among the northern lakes.

Billy Impson=s splendid soda fountain arrived Monday and he is now prepared to dish that beverage up to the thirsty citizen in the liveliest style.

W. A. Lee has invented and patented an attachment to sulky plows which is likely to make the gentleman some money and save horse flesh.

The watermelon season will soon be upon us, and the small boy, the printer, and the doctor will prepare to mingle their happiness and chills together.

Father Kelly is arranging for a picnic to the members of his church on the twenty-seventh of this month. It will be a very pleasant day for his people.

The County Normal Institute opened Wednesday with between twenty and thirty teachers in attendance. We will give a full list of those present next week.

Mrs. McLean, of Michigan, who has been visiting the families of Rev. P. B. Lee, Rev. Snyder, and Prof. Marsh has gone to Oregon to complete her visiting trip.

Capt. Nipp will be at Winfield Saturday with a lot of saddle, buggy, and driving horses for sale. The Captain has a fine lot of horses and is selling them very cheap.

Dr. Schofield has just completed one of the finest offices in the city (attached to his residence) and has added to and greatly improved the property he purchased of J. P. Baden.

Mr. Cessna has a rifle made for his grandfather, Jonathan Cessna, in 1811. It is one of the old style flint locks, silver mounted, and was his grandfather=s constant companion.

Charley Fuller sold last week two steam-ship tickets from New York to Liverpool, by the Anchor line, to Rev. J. Cairns and wife. They will sail July 15th on the steamer Bolivia.

Phil. Stout has retruned from Cottonwood Falls and taken his old shop, where he will hereafter be found. Phil. thinks Winfield and Cowley County beat the balance of the state bad.

Oll Pratt lost one of his oxen last Friday evening. He was driving the span in front of the traction engine when one of the oxen got overheated, fell in the road, and died the next day.

There is but one county paper taken in District No. 3, this county, Grand Prairie Schoolhouse. Mr. Daugherty takes the COURIER. A school district with only one county paper in Kansas is certainly a rarity.

Winfield Courier, July 6, 1882.

Joseph E. Powell, the boy who stole a horse in Richland Township, plead guilty, at an adjourned term of the District Court held Wednesday, and was sentenced to the state reform school until discharged by due process of law.

Miss Lena Bartlett started Tuesday morning for Fort Scott, to spend a few weeks with her sister. Miss Bartlett has been for a few years one of the best teachers in Cowley County. Her many friends wish her prosperity in her new field.

The Exposition and Fair at the M. E. Church will continue all the week. Dinners and suppers are furnished for twenty-five cents. Admission to the church free, and twenty-five cents gives admission to the church and Art gallery.

Winfield Courier, July 6, 1882.

We were pleased yesterday with a social call from Mr. S. J. Rice from the very southwest corner of this county, in Bolton Township. Mr. Rice is a substantial farmer, a staunch Republican, a warm St. John man, and a man of ideas and of progress.


Winfield Courier, July 6, 1882.

Dr. and Mrs. Black and their son, George, returned from New Mexico Tuesday and will hereafter be content to make their home in Cowley. Apache Indians, mining camps, and kindred inconveniences are not relished as an every-day dose by many of our people.


Winfield Courier, July 6, 1882.

Mr. H. W. Hall and her daughter, Edith Hall, of Burlington, Iowa, are visiting Mrs.

M. L. Robinson, who is a sister of Mrs. Hall. Major H. W. Hall is Inspector of the P. O. D. Free Delivery system, and was business manager of the Hawkeye under Frank Hatton.


Winfield Courier, July 6, 1882.

Constable Siverd arrested Andrew Shaw, the colored man who attacked Sam Burger, Tuesday, on a State Warrant charging him with assault and battery. Andrew will probably get six months in the bastille in which to ponder over the foolishness of trying to bull-doze a man into paying him something that he never earned.


Winfield Courier, July 6, 1882.

The show of the Methodist Church commenced in good shape on the evening of the third of July, and an examination on our part showed a degree of completeness that under the circumstances was surprising. It is but a little over three weeks since active work commenced, and the material that has been gathered together in that time and put in proper shape, strikes one with astonishment. The main room of the church presents a novel appearance. The place where the pulpit once stood is now occupied by a Chinese Pagoda, reaching well nigh to the ceiling; flanking it is the Persian and India booths, arrayed in appropriate style. The middle of the church is occupied by the American and North American Indian departments. This embraces a fair of itself, and most of the articles on exhibition are for sale. The reasonable prices of the goods sold make this a successful feature. Opposite these stands are the musical and the eating and drinking stands. The most important feature is the Museum and Art gallery. The interest in the museum will increase from day to day. Not a man or woman can go through without being both interested and instructed. It is the feature of the show. An excellent time to visit it is during the day, when more time can be given it. The expenses of gathering so large a collection were necessarily very great, and we bespeak a liberal patronage, so that so commendable an enterprise shall meet with the success it deserves.


Winfield Courier, July 6, 1882.

There is a good story afloat at the expense of our honored Commissioner, S. C. Smith, It is said that there was a baby show at Riverside Park on the 4th, and that Capt. Smith was one of the judges. Each baby was taken separately from the stand and after a good view delivered to its mother until the last, which was in the arms of the Captain; but there was no mother or other claimant for the little innocent and the worthy captain seemed to have an elephant on his hands. In his excitement he pulled out a silver dollar and offered it to anyone who would take the baby off his hands. To his great relief he found a taker of both and he left. After this he will never dare to touch another baby.

Capt. Smith tells the story differently. He says he bought the baby square out and paid a dollar for it, and just as he was marching off with his prize, a woman claimed it so vociverously that he was obliged to give it up to prevent a row.


Winfield Courier, July 6, 1882.

There is but little danger of the martial spirit dying out in this county when even the girls learn the manual of arms and become proficient in company movements. The Broom Brigade gave an exhibition of their proficiency in the handling of brooms at the Opera House on the evening of the Fourth. There were a good many in attendance, and the girls under the leadership of Miss Leota Gary and Miss Lizzie McDonald went through the army movements in a manner that surprised the Aold vets@ and completely captured the boys. After leaving the hall the Brigade marched to the church, and very soon thereafter you could see their bright and attractive uniforms scattered over the house; but in each case they had a captive in the shape of some handsome young gentleman. The girls will give another exhibition on Friday night at the Hall.


Winfield Courier, July 6, 1882.

Joe Mack comes to the front this week as one of the boss wheat raisers of Cowley. He brought in three large sheaves of wheat from his farm two and a half miles southeast of this city, last Thursday, that are simply immense. Two sheaves of it are the ABoss@ variety, and the other is Fultz. The straw is five feet high, and the grains are large, plump, and beautiful. Many farmers while in the COURIER office have examined it closely, together with other samples on exhibition, and are of the opinion that it cannot be excelled for quality, yield, or rankness of straw. The samples will be sent to the State Fair. The ABoss@ wheat is a variety that Joe Mack has propagated himself, and he has the only seed in the county. It yields 48 bushels to the acre.


Winfield Courier, July 6, 1882.

County Treasurer Harden returned from Florida Tuesday looking much refreshed and invigorated over his trip. He shipped back quite a curiosity in the shape of a live young alligator about eighteen inches long and a year and a half old. The little fellow is frisky and has a good appetite for beef and fish. Mr. Harden also brought back some oranges and grape fruit, and a lot of lemons of various sizes together with lemon blossoms which he found growing on the same tree. He is very much pleased with Florida, its temperature, and its products. He left Fred Hunt at Barton, where he will probably locate permanently.



Winfield Courier, July 6, 1882.

A great change is noticed in the kind of vehicles used by our farmers and others for transporting themselves from place to place since the Carriage Factory was established here. Many farmers are now coming to town in neat spring wagons which are a grand improvement on the heavy farm wagons, and are much easier on their animals. The Factory has a large variety to select from, and they are sold at prices which will enable everyone to secure a light vehicle at very reasonable rates, and when you do get one of them, there is no risk taken as to quality of stock.


Winfield Courier, July 6, 1882.

The store building of Hudson Bros., is almost completed, and is now ready for the shelving. This building is quite an ornament to Main Street, and much credit is due Hudson Bros., for the neat and substantial way in which they have had it built. They expect to move their stock of jewelry into it about the middle of the month. The large plate glass windows will afford a fine display, and when temptingly arrayed with fine jewelry will draw a trade which will amply reward them for the enterprising spirit they have displayed in erecting so handsome a building.


Winfield Courier, July 6, 1882.

A. J. McCollum, of Fairview Township, brings a sample of spring oats which is over six feet tall and the most remarkable crop we have heard of. He has 20 acres of this and is now harvesting it. It will goo at least 50 bushels to the acre, and has been estimated at 65. He sowed last fall 12 bushels of Fulse wheat and now estimates his crop at 35 fold or 420 bushels from 12 bushels of seed. [Fulse? Thought it was Fultz???]


Winfield Courier, July 6, 1882.

Mr. Platter has improved the appearance of his hedge fence along Ninth Avenue by having it neatly trimmed. There are a good many others who should follow his example, for hedge fences are very inconvenient and troublesom to pedestrians when they become so large as to overhang the sidewalk, as many of them do in this city.


Winfield Courier, July 6, 1882.

Mr. and Mrs. Conklin are enjoying a visit from J. C. Ellsberry, wife, and child, of Mason City, Illinois. Mr. Ellsberry clerked for Brown & Son for some previous to his removal to Illinois, over a year ago.


Winfield Courier, July 6, 1882.

Mr. N. C. Meyers was taken quite ill at his ranche in the Territory last week, supposed to have been caused by the heat. He was brought up to Arkansas City Saturday.


Winfield Courier, July 6, 1882.

Miss Lutie Newman has been in Cherryvale during the past week visiting her sisters, Mrs. O. F. Carson and Mrs. B. F. Turner.

Winfield Courier, July 6, 1882.

Mr. H. Chance, of Tisdale, brought us in a bunch of red clover, raised in his yard, last week that measured three feet in height.


Winfield Courier, July 6, 1882.

TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS TO LOAN. Short time; personal security. Over P. O.



Winfield Courier, July 6, 1882.

The Commissioners appointed S. J. Mentor trustee of Creswell Township vice Uriah Spray, resigned.


Winfield Courier, July 6, 1882.


Now is the Winter of our Discontent made Glorious Summer by the Grandest Crop of Wheat ever Raised in any Country Under the Sun.


The past three years have not been years of overabundant success for Cowley=s farmers. Although raising crops that in Illinois, Indiana, or the New England States would be considered good, in this country, where twenty bushels of wheat and fifty bushels of corn to the acre is only rated as Afair to medium,@ the partial failures of 1880 and 1881 were felt by all. As the COURIER predicted last year, the time has come when a man who owns an improved quarter section of Cowley County land has provocation for being the happiest, most independent man in this broad Union. The weary waiting, the toil and privation of ten years of pioneer life is now and henceforth to be remembered only as the Ahistory of the past.@ To the pioneers off 1870-1872 the COURIER more especially extends its congratulations on this Aglorious Fourth,@ 1882. They it were who pushed out into the unbrokenn wilderness of prairie, fought hunger and thirst, drouth and grasshoppers, cut-throat mortgages at sixty percent, and all the attendant ills of Afever >n ague,@ and reclaimed the beautiful farms and homes scattered over the county.

The cause for all this rejoicing this year is the abundance with which our harvests are being blessed. The wheat is being rapidly threshed and we are therefore enabled to put down in black and white the exact extent of this blessing. Here are a few items.

Mr. F. J. Moore, who has been farming Joel Mack=s place, threshed last week. He had thirteen acres of old ground wheat which yield 48 bushels per acre. He had twelve acres of sod wheat on hand which one year ago was in prairie, from which he got 25 bushels per acre. He sold the wheat for 86 cents per bushel, and from the twenty-five acres realized $744.76. The total expense of seed, cultivation, and marketing the crop was about $240.00, leaving a net profit of $500 off of 25 acres.

John Mehan, of Vernon Township, bought forty acres of growing wheat about the 1st of June, for which he paid $270. Last week he cut, threshed, and sold it. There were 1,424 bushels, or 36 bushels per acre, and he sold it at 93 cents per bushel, or $1,324.32. The cost of the wheat and expense of cutting, threshing, and marketing was about $543.00. This leaves him a net profit of $781.32 in one month, and just as good as if he had picked it up in the road. Talk about Colorado mines, but we know of no better diggins than a Cowley County farm this season. . . .

There were several ten foot stalks of corn brought in Saturday to take the P. H. Albright & Co., premium, but several of them did not show up after they found the premium had been taken two days before.

P. H. Albright dined on roasting ears at Ben Clover=s in Windsor Township Tuesday. How does this sound for a Fourth of July local? Our illinois friends who have not yet plowed their corn will hereafter be willing to accord to Kansas that meed of praise which she deserves.

Mr. J. G. Hammond, of Beaver Township, brought in a ten foot stalk of corn Wednesday from his field. Ten foot corn is the rule rather than the exception this week.


Winfield Courier, July 6, 1882.


P. H. Albright & Co.=s $10.00 Premium for the First 10 Foot Corn Stalk Carried Off

By Fairview Township.

The $10 reward of P. H. Albright & Co., was carrried off last Thursday, June 29, by

E. W. Donahue, residing ten miles up the Walnut, in Fairview Township, who produced two stalks of corn that filled the bill, measuring ten feet four inches from base to tip. It was taken from a three acre field on the Walnut bottom, which was planted March 20th, and only cultivated twice. The hill was not nurtured for the purpose nor selected as the largest in the field, for there were many the height desired. The farm on which it was raised joins that of Mr. T. S. Green, the gentleman who brought in the sample of white rye noticed in the last issue of the COURIER. There were a great many farmers looking toward securing this premium, and some of them would have carried it off on Wednesday, June 28th, if they had been able to get to town. Another stalk was brought in Saturday from Liberty Township that measured 10 feet six inches. Messrs. Albright & Co., immediately expressed it to Hartford, Connecticut. They also sent a sample of Col. Loomis= volunteer wheat, which went 20 bushels to the acre.

The Premium stalk of corn is on exhibition at the COURIER office. Messrs. Albright & Co., have also offered a premium of $5 for the first loaf of bread made by a Cowley Countty farmer=s wife, from wheat grown this year.


Winfield Courier, July 6, 1882.

A Bad Negro.

Last Saturday a negro named Andrew Shaw attacked S. E. Burger on one of the side streets of this city, without provocation and in a malicious and dangerous manner. Mr. Burger, being physically weak and in poor health, was unable to offer but little resistance and was considerably bruised. The only cause the negro gives for his attack was that he had agreed to work for Mr. Burger for $1.50 per day, that he only worked a half a day for which he demanded a dollar, and Mr. Burger declining to pay him but seventy-five cents, the price agreed upon, he went about the street threatening to Atake it out of his hide,@ and which he finally did. Several gentlemen who must certainly have been misinformed as to the cause, encouraged the negro and talked of raising money to pay his fine. We are glad to learn that these persons have, after learning more of the case, changed their minds and given Shaw the condemnation he deserves. He is a quarrelsome, contemptible fellow, lazy and good-for-nothing. While his wife works hard and earns a good deal of money, he stands around the streets half the time wearing a Abiled@ shirt and eating high-toned meals at the lunch counter, some of which are bought with her money. This community don=t want any such characters around, and the sooner Shaw gets out, or makes up his mind to work, provide for his family, and respect the persons of citizens, the better off he will be.


Winfield Courier, July 6, 1882.

Attention, Old Soldiers!

The old soldiers of Fairview Township will meet at the Little Dutch Schoolhouse on Wednesday, July 19th, at 3 o=clock p.m. All are urgently requested to be present, as the field officers of the regiment will be in attendance. WILLIAM WHITE, Capt.


Winfield Courier, July 6, 1882.

Messrs. Yellow Bull, chief of the Nez Perces, and White Eagle, chief of the Poncas, addressed the people at the Arkansas City celebration Tuesday. Yellow Bull made a very good speech, detailing the wrongs which the governmeent had heaped upon his people by removing them from Idaho, where there was good water and good game, for this hot southern country. He is a fine-looking Indian and quite intelligent. White Eagle is a fat, hearty-looking chap, and said he didn=t have any desire to go on the war-path, but would be content with extra rations of beef and dog meat.


Winfield Courier, July 6, 1882.

We noticed one very significant thing at the Arkansas City celebration Tuesday. Every exhilarating citizen on the grounds was from Winfield. Arkansas City was on her best behavior, while Winfield seemed to have gone abroad to make a fool of herself.


Winfield Courier, July 6, 1882.





AHe has been a resident of and a successful teacher in this county for the last five years. For twelve years he was principal of the public schools of Maytown, Pennsylvania, and Lazette and Cambridge schools in this county for the last four years. His services have met with the highest commendations and his experience and education place him in the front rank in his vocation. He has always been a staunch Republican, but has been crippled from boyhood so as to unfit him for the physically laborious avocations of life, though not so as to interfere with his efficiency as a teacher or superintendent of schools. There can be no doubt of his faithfulness and efficiency in that position.@



AHe is a native of Illinois. In the spring of 1863 he enlisted in Company B. [?H.?], 93rd Ill. Infantry, was one of the heroes in the famous defense of Alatoona Pass, where he was severely wounded and maimed for life, and was taken prisoner and was confined at West Point, Milan, Andersonville, Savannah, and Charleston. He has taught schools in Cowley County for the last five years with eminent success and holds an AA@ grade certificate. He is an amiable, energetic gentleman of retiring deportment and high moral character, and is well qualified for the position he seeks. . . .@



A. . . held the office for several years and his promptness, accuracy, and gentlemanly deportment have met with the highest commendations from those who have had business with him. The court and attorneys all speak in his praise. His long experience in the position, his efficiency, and pure personal character are worth something to the people of this county. He is not a politician and the duties of his office will prevent his making a personal canvass for the nomination, but none the less will he be happy if he receives it.



AHe is a bright, energetic young man of pure moral character, and very popular where he is known. He has a first-class education and fine business qualities. A gentleman by instinct and education, a Republican from intelligent convictions and associations, he is a worker who will make his mark in the annals of the county and state and, though young, we predsict for him a bright future.


P. B. LEE, VERNON TOWNSHIP, candidate for office of PROBATE JUDGE.

AHe is an educated gentleman, of wide reading, clear judgment, and practical ideas. He is a worker and pursues energetically whatever he undertakes. He is very popular and will receive a warm support of a host of friends who have full confidence in his qualifications and that he would make a most faithful and efficient officer.@


Winfield Courier, July 6, 1882.

Winfield=s Celebration.

A number of our public spirited citizens concluded that it would not do to let the Fourth pass without the citizens of Winfield and vicinity celebrating in some way, the 100th anniversary of the Nation=s birth, so they got up a picnic at Riverside Park and arranged a program which proved a success, and drew a very large crowd with well-filled baskets from the city and surrounding country. The forenoon was passed in a very agreeable manner with music, singing, and various amusements. At 1 o=clock, after all had feasted sumptuously, the afternoon exercises began with music by a quartette selection from Winfield=s best musical talent, consisting of Messrs. Buckman and Snow and Mrs. Jewell and Swain, with Miss McCoy as instrumentalist, after which was the opening prayer by Rev. Cairns. The Declaration of Independence was read in a very able manner by Mr. Will Robinson. Samuel E. Davis then made his first appearance before the public as a speaker in a very eloquentt and poetical oration. Sam astonished the audience by his pleasing manners and the ability with which he handled the subject of our Country=s Greatness, and it was a production that is not only a credit and an honor to himself, but one of which everyone may feel proud, coming as it did from a young man who has grown up with Cowley County, and whom we all feel is one of Aour boys.@ He was followed by Judges McDonald and Tipton, who delivered very sound and flowery addresses, overflowing with eloquence and true sentiment. These gentlemen are too well known throughout Cowley as able orators to make further comment necessary. After more music came the most interesting feature of the program to the mothersCthe Ababy show.@ Three of our best looking old bachelors had been selected as judges: Messrs. Will Robinson, S. C. Smith, and Henry Goldsmith. They were to award the $3.00 premium to the prettiest cherub, $2.00 to the next, and $1.00 to the third. The boys gave the mothers a Afair and impartial@ chance, and did their duty manfully, though their faces at times resembled a full bloom rose. A decision was finally reached and the following happy mothers received the premiums. Mrs. David Wilson, first premium; Mrs. Rev. Lahr, second; and Mrs. Thorpe, third. There were several foot races, boating, and many sources of amusement afforded those present. Taking the affair as a whole, it was a decided success, and the originators are entitled to much credit for the patriotic spirit shown in getting up the picnic.


Winfield Courier, July 6, 1882.

That Big Atlas.

J. P. Edwards has completed the canvass of the county for the material for his Historical Atlas of this county with its townships and cities. We have seen some of the proof sheets and they are very beautiful, full and complete, being got up on a large scale and giving almost every variety of information that can be thought of. While we have admired very highly his works for other counties, we think this will excel any former effort, and we advise all our people to secure each a copy before it is too late. The agent, Mr. A. W. Skinner, will be about taking subscriptions for a few days longer only, for he must soon depart for other fields.


Winfield Courier, July 6, 1882.

The Horticultural Society.

Met in COURIER office, Mr. Martin in the chair, S. E. Burger elected Sec. Pro tem.

General discussion as to exhibition of horticultural products at Topeka.

On motion Joseph Taylorr, F. A. Williams, S. Maxwell, R. I. Hogue, and J. Nixon were appointed a committee to collect specimens for the purpose of exhibition at State Fair Sept. 10, 11, and 12.

Mr. Martin exhibited some fine specimens of tomatoes riped June 29.

G. W. Robertson reported his Amsden June ripened June 21, that were 8-1/2 inches in circumference.

F. A. Williams had some fine specimens of perhaps Seedling peaches, 6 inches in circumference, fine flavor and high color. Curculio reported as damaging the peaches.

G. W. Robertson reported he had planted 80 cherry trees along the public road; they were AMorrello@ variety. They are doing finely.

It was recommended that the committee on specimens meet at 2 o=clock Saturday, July 8th.

Moved to adjourn. Carried.

S. E. BURGER, Secretary pro tem.


Winfield Courier, July 6, 1882.

Some second-hand specimen of humanity cut a pair of pants all to pieces for M. Hahn & Co., Monday evening. They were out on a dummy in front of the store. The man who did it must be a contemptible, insignificant cuss.


Winfield Courier, July 6, 1882.

The Fourth.

Winfield had no Fourth beyond the very successful Methodist demonstration and a small gathering in the park. Our people mostly hied themselves to other fields and assisted their neighbors in unffurling the Aglorious banner of the free.@ The larger part went to Arkansas City. An excursion train left at half past twelve consisting of four coaches, two combination cars, and a baggage car, and loaded with about five hundred Winfieldites. A COURIER representative accompanied the train. The celebration was held in a fine grove east of the city, on the banks of the Walnut, which was so jammed full of people that it was almost impossible to get in. St. John=s battery of this city furnished the Aboom@ to the satisfaction of all. We arrived too late to see the procession, which was an immense affair and extended from the city to the groveCnearly a mile. The program at the grove was excellent. The Band discoursed sweet music and speeches were made by Cal Swarts, J. F. McMullen, and others. In the evening a fine display of fireworks kept the 3,000 people entranced until nearly ten o=clock.

The Torrance celebration drew a crowd of 1,500 people. A number of speeches were made and the folks enjoyed themselves as only the Grouse Creek people can.

At Otto quite a pleasant gathering was had and the people enjoyed one of the best social reunions ever held in that vicinity.

At Maple City another neighborhood gathering was held, and the overflowing populace given an opportunity to work off some of their surplus patriotism.

The Burden people also celebrated, and in the evening had a grand ball and supper.


Winfield Courier, July 6, 1882.


EDS. COURIER: In the accident that occurred at the end of the south bridge July 14, 1882, by which L. F. Wellman lost his life, this county lost one of her most patriotic and devoted veteran soldier citizens, who served in Co. B, 24th Indiana Vet. Volunteers for four years and five months, and afterwards wrote the history of the Regiment in two volumes. The church also lost an earnest soldier of the cross. He enlisted in the sacramental host in 1853, in which service he remained active till death. Himself and his companion were faithful members of the Baptist Church in this city for some time, and he superintended the South Bend Sabbath school. In all the relations of life he was a modest good man; as a husband he was truly devoted to his companion, as a father, loving and affectionate, as a citizen, honest, industrious, and self-sacrificing. He desired to be buried by the Masonic fraternity, of which order he was a faithful member. This desire was overlooked in the overwhelming grief brought upon his dear but sorely bereaved family. He leaves a widow and four childrenCthree daughters and one sonCto mourn his untimely end. They have the sympathy of the whole community.

Can we not get a full record of all the soldiers who die in our county, regiment, company, and state, the length of time each served, when and where they died, and where buried, and have their graves strewn with flowers from year to year?



Winfield Courier, July 6, 1882.

A Lady for Superintendent.

EDS. COURIER: As candidates for the office of county superintendent of schools of the male persuasion and numerously circulating around soliciting votes and blowing their own horn, allow me to say a few words in favor of the lady candidate. Everyone acquainted with Mrs. Caton knows that she is pre-eminiently fitted for the office educationally. Women in promoting education are more directly interested than men, as her status in society depends on the literary advance of the masses. In uneducated countries woman is a slave and often treated worse than the domestic animals. But the great lever being used by Mrs. Caton=s opponents and their friends is that she lacks muscle and enduranceCcould not visit the schools in cold weather. Now I would ask the urgers of these objections if they ever went sleigh riding with the girls; if they have, they can easily recall to mind how near they were frozen to death many times, and would have backed out and gone home if it had not been for very shame, as the cheery laugh of the girls told how keen was their enjoyment of the ride. Whoever heard of a woman failing to make a visit on account of the weather? Then women are more reliable than men and have done more to refine, reform, and elevate society. Men had formed Anti-slavery societies, but were making slow progress when women came to the front and Harriet B. Stowe sent Uncle Tom=s Cabin out, which like an irresistible force overwhelmed all the advocates of slavery and made the United States free in deed as well as in name.

This has been repeated in the temperance reform now in progress. Men had charged the ranks of intemperance and fallen back in disorder. Whiskey was triumphant. But hark! A shout comes from Ohio, the women have come to the rescue, and seizing the weapons thrown away by the men on their route have charged home on hosts of iniquity, every fort is taken, every barrier swept, and seen the whole Nation take up the refrain. Kansas like a young giant girds on her armor and sweeps the evil from her territory. Staunch Iowa follows suit. And still the hosts of women keep the field, no faltering or falling back to the rear, no furlough asked for until the flag of intemperance is struck down in every state of the Union. Every soldier of the late war knows what they owe to the noble women of this nation, in furnishing sanitary supplies and acting as nurses in the hospitals. Thousands of soldiers today owe their lives to these angels of mercy who, without any compensation or hope of reward, so nobly attended to the sick and wounded soldier.

None of Mrs. Caton=s opponents charge her with incompetency, and her ladylike deportment whilst visiting schools would have an elevating tendency; on the other hand, her male opponents on entering school would have to get rid of a quid or cigar stump, and on leaving beg leave of the school marm to light a cigar. Think of it, fathers, what a stimulating example for your boys, whom you are trying to keep from using the filthy weed. In conclusion, I would say that though Mrs. Caton never could be Rude, yet she would assert with quiet dignity the rights of her office and with firmer words than a Worden could use. She would make come to Limerick all teachers who failed in their duties in the schoolroom, thus combining all the qualities of the other candidates.




Winfield Courier, July 6, 1882.

The markets today (Wednesday) on wheat are a little higher than last week, being quoted at 80 to 84 cents per bushel. Hogs keep way up at $7.25 per hundred. Corn still holds at 70 cents. Butter 12-1/2 cents; eggs 12-1/2 cents. Potatoes 50 cents to 60 cents. Chickens $1.50 to $2.00. Blackberries in active demand at from 10 cents to 12-1/2 cents per quart.


Winfield Courier, July 6, 1882.


Winfield, July 3rd, 1882.


All officers of the Regiment are requested to meet at the Courant office on July 10th at 3 p.m., to transact business pertaining to the Reunion. A full attendance is desired.

C. E. STEUVEN, Col. Comd=g.

H. L. WELLS, Adjutant.


Winfield Courier, July 6, 1882.

For Sale. A second-hand Randolph Header, in good condition, for sale cheap.



Winfield Courier, July 6, 1882.

CARD. G. E. KNICKERBOCKER, M. D., PHYSICIAN & SURGEON, Udall, Kansas. Office and residence back of P. O.



Winfield Courier, July 6, 1882.

We have for sale on our ranch on Otter Creek, six miles southeast of Cambridge, eighty-five head of three and four year old native steers. VERMILYE BROS.


Winfield Courier, July 6, 1882.

LOST. A plat of Geuda Springs between the post office and the Santa Fe depot. Return it to the Commercial House and receive a suitable reward. A. W. SKINNER.


Winfield Courier, July 6, 1882.

For Sale. One Hapgood Sulky Plow, 14 inches with breaker, and one Garden City Riding Cultivator, both as good as new. Will sell or trade. Call a mile and a half up the Santa Fe track, on SAMUEL MULLEN.


Winfield Courier, July 6, 1882.

SORGHUM MILL FOR SALE CHEAP. A No. 4 Victor Canemill, nearly new with evaporators and pans, cooling tank, grates, and smoke stack, all complete. Call at Berkey=s second-hand store, East Ninth Avenue, Winfield, Kansas.


Winfield Courier, July 6, 1882.

SHEEP FOR SALE. The undersigned will sell about 100 2 year old wethers and 350 Good Grade Merino Ewes. The sheep can be been on the Osborne place near the Loan Tree schoolhouse, Richland Township, Cowley County, Kansas. S. J. SMOCK.


Winfield Courier, July 6, 1882.

BOSTON, KANSAS CITY, AND WINFIELD. The South American Piano and Organ Factories at Boston, Massachusetts, Branch house at Kansas City, Missouri. Special prices and terms will be given for a few days, by the representative of the manufacturers. Call at once at Best=s Music House.


Winfield Courier, July 6, 1882.

Sealed prroposals will be received at Room No. 2, McDonald building, until 6 P. M., July 15th, 1882, for the erection and completion of a two story stone dwelling house and stone barn, on the farm of Arthur H. Greene, nine miles south of Winfield. Bids will be received for the house and barn as a whole, or separately. Plans and specifications to be seen at the above stated office. The right is reserved to reject any or all bids.


V. B. Agents.


Winfield Courier, July 13, 1882.



WINNIPEG, Manitoba, July 3, 1882.

EDS. COURIER: While wandering around away from home I was requested by several of my friends to write and give them some account of my trip, scenery, etc., and as most of them are readers of your valuable paper, I thought I would address them and others through the medium of the same with your consent.

I left the city of Winfield May 29th. Crops looked better in Cowley than they did any place on the road to Kansas City. From this to Louisiana saw some good wheat and a great deal of poor corn, and also between Louisiana and Chicago. After I got a little ways north of the last named place, it was quite a treat to see either corn or wheat to speak of. From Chicago to southeastern Iowa not much better. Hundreds of acres not yet planted and never will be this yearCpeople in these parts very much discouraged.

The Mississippi River was very high; the Illinois River running wild. Could see the wrecks of some houses in the drift. Looked very odd to see houses sticking up out of the water a mile or more from the water=s edge. Could occasionally see the top of a fence post, showing the depth of the water in the fields. I happened to be in the vicinity of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, during the fatal wind storm that visited that place, as well as Grinnel. Mr. Leonard Farr, whom most of the businessmen of Winfield know, suffered its vengeance with the rest, having his nice barn blown to pieces. Was at Vinton during the storm at Independence, Iowa. It was frightful the way it shook things around at Vinton. It=s amusing to see the Iowa people apologize for talking about Kansas being the worst state for tornadoes.

While I was at Burlington, went to hear Gov. St. John deliver one of his famous temperance speeches to a very large audience at the Opera House, answering the many false statements made about the enforcement of the law, etc. The people were elated over his speech (temperance people, I should say).

Arrived at Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 21st, where I met Mr. Neal Dow and wife. He was one of Cowley County=s first settlers, and acted as township clerk for Vernon the first election ever held in the township. He married a Minneapolis lady, who is a model wife. They are blessed with two very pretty children to make home happy.

Was surprised to see such a flourishing city with seventy-five thousand inhabitants (last census). In the year 1881 there were $5,434,233 expended in building improvements alone. They say this year there will be nearly double that amount. The principle charm of Minneapolis to the pleasure and health seekers is found outside of its business centers. In the shaded streets and grounds, the handsome lawns, the variety of unique and tasteful cottages, and the park-like appearance of the residence quarters, there is an attractiveness seldom met with in a western city. Encircling the city is a complete chain off beautiful lakes of various sizes and shapes, yet nearly all attractive and picturesque. Within the county there are said to be ninety-five lakes, ranging in size from the little forty acre gem to the AQueen Lake,@ Minnetonka. A good many of them are surrounded with fine picnic grounds. On Lord=s day they are visited by thousands. Tourists flock in here from all parts of the United States. It would take no small volume to give all the points of interest here due notice, so I will just speak of a few and pass on. Cedar Lake is about two miles southwest of Union depot, covering about 300 acres. Its banks are handsomely shaded with forest trees. Lake Calhoun is next to Minnetonka, the most popular lake, as it is accessible by hourrly trains on the Lyndal narrow gauge road, which passes along its eastern bank. On its banks is the beautiful Lakewood Cemetery, one of the loveliest cities of the dead I ever looked upon. Here in a prominent locality is the tomb of the ALady of the Lake,@ whose pathetic story attracts the sympathy of visitors, of which the most of our readers are probably acquainted with. Of the 200 lakes that surround Minneapolis and St. PaulCthe two pointts are only nine miles apartCLake Minnetonka has no peer as a summer resort on the American continent, or, I would venture to say, in the world. It is situated 15 miles southwest from Minneapolis, reached from the city by two or three railroads. Covers about 16,000 acres, has about 25 bays varying in size from a mile to five in length, and fropm a quarter to three miles in width. Many of its bays are navigable for large steamers which pass from bay to bay through inlets, presenting to the tourist the most pleasing scenery imaginable. This peculiar formation of the lake gives it an undulating coast line of about 300 miles, the greater portions of its banks being covered with fine forest. Last year between the 1st of June and the last of September, the 13 steamers on the lake carried over 85,000 passengers. One steamer, ACity of St. Louis,@ built last year, cost $50,000; 150 feet long, 28 feet wide, carries 800 persons. One being built now is a great deal larger than that one. Took its first trip yesterday; is 280 feet long. In addition to the attractive scenery, Minnehaha Falls is worthy of praise. A descent into the canon and visit under the falls are truly grand. But enough. I must cease detailing accounts of the scenery before I fairly commence.

Started for Manitoba June 27th. The country for 60 or 100 miles northwest of Minneapolis is rough and hilly, covered with scrub timber of pine trees, and dotted over with beautiful lakes. The country known as the Red River belt, in Minnesota, is as pretty a country as was ever createdCwith the exception of being very flat, is a very little sloping. As far as the eye can carryCand that is no small distanceCthere is truly a picturesque prairie scenery. The soil is from 1 to 3 feet thick, dark loam underlayed generally with gravel and sand. No corn raised north of Minneapolis 75 miles, the products being wheat, barley, oats, peas, and potatoes. I think the yield of these are under an average, unless it is wheat and oats. Wheat the the present time is from 3 to 7 inches high and don=t generally look very well. There are new towns along the railroad, numbering about 30 from the head of the Red River to the mouth at Lake Winnipeg; population of the towns numbering from about 30 to 100 inhabitants, excepting Winnipeg.

As you cross the line each way, St. Vincent on the American side, and Emmerson on the Manitoba side, it is quite amusing to see the display of bad temper, accompanied by the usual amount of dreadful oaths at the delay of changing and overhauling of their private wardrobes before the eyes of so many spectators. But having to be done, I think it was done very decently on the part of the inspectors.

As I made my trip to Manitoba to see for myself the country there is so much talk aboutt of late, I will now proceed to give my side of the picture, which in all probability will be quite different from that of the Swede from his cold, mountainous country, or the hardy Mennonite that can live on bread and water and keep warm by prairie hay, or the Canadian who when he asks you the question, AHow do you like our country?@ whose countenance undergoes as many changes as you use ideas in expressing itCfor it is a fact, he can=t see his country spoken of ligghtly without giving vent to his feelings in genuine Ennglish style. Of course, I can speak only of the part I know and what I learned of them. The country from the south part of Manitoba to Winnipeg is very flat. A good share of it looks swampy where you see ducks and other water fowls raising their young. The soil is varied but not so much so as with us; the dryer ground as a rule is a rich black vegetable mold, working very much like clay. Much rain makes it very sticky, sticks to your feet like taffy to a boy=s fingers. The depth of the soil ranges from a quarter of an inch to three feet. The wet land looks like the alkali land in Kansas, only produces a heavy growth of vegetation. The products are about the same as spoken of in the Red River valley. Wheat seems to be the mainstay, sometimes raising as good a crop as the farmers of Cowley. They sow wheat here in May; begin harvest about the 20th of August.

Now I will speak of the ninth wonderCWinnipeg. It claims a population of from thirty to forty thousand. The real population is about 14,000. Its streets are made out winding with the curve in the river. Main Street is about 125 feet wide and pretty near as muddy as it is wide. Not very many substantial buildings in it. The rock they use for foundations would hardly be considered fit to build a stone fence with in Cowley. A building about the same as Harter=s Drug Store rents here for $300 a month. Small rooms like the one first door north of Star Bakery rents for $100 a month. Vacant lots on Main Street have changed hands for $1,500 a foot. A hotel very poor, compared to the Brettun House, is bringing $15,000 a year. Everything else accordingly.



Winfield Courier, July 13, 1882.


Quite an agreeable surprise occurred at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. D. Bovee, at New Salem, on the evening of June 23rd. A company of twenty-one ladies and gentlemen called on them just as they were about to retire for the night and put them in rememberance of the fact that it was the 25th anniversary of their wedding and they had come to help them celebrate it. While Mr. and Mrs. Bovee were receiving and making their guests comfortable, a few of the ladies were in the dining room preparing a wedding feast from their well filled baskets, which they had prepared and brought along for the occasion. By the time the host and hostess had their guests comfortably seated, the dining room door was swung open and Mr. and Mrs. Bovee were invited to supper, and acquainted with the fact that they were expected to be the guests of their friends for the evening. The bride and groom of the occasion were placed at the head of the table, and when the company became seated at the table, Mrs. W. C. Douglass, in a neatly fitting speech, presented them with the following presents. We give the names of the donors.

Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Douglass, Mrr. And Mrs. J. S. Baker, Mr. and Mrs. Christopher, Mr. and Mrs. E. I. Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Theo. Pixley, and Messrs. W. McEwen and Ed. Christopher were the donors of a beautiful silver cake basket and set of silver napkin rings. Mr. and Mrs. N. T. Thompson, silver sugar spoon; Mr. Frank Pixley, silver mustard spoon; Miss Alice Johnson, silver sugar spoon; Mrs. Wm. Bell and Mrs. M. C. Porter, of Biggsville, Illinois, silver butter knife.

W. C. D.



Winfield Courier, July 13, 1882.


Dear Readers of the Courier:

When my physical strength gives >oer and I grow weary of booksCand almost of life, I was going to say, but know that is wickedCthen it may help to while away a lonely hour by conversing with you through the medium of my invaluable pencil. Time still goes on regardless of thoughts, hearts, and feelings. And that is all perfectly right, for should he stop to read the hearts of even the Salemites, precious minutes would thus be lost.

Coming and going seems to be on the program lately. Mr. Buck was welcomed to home and friends a few days since, after a short absence.

Mrs. Watt has returned from Cleveland, Ohio, where she lingered for weary days and nights over the suffering form of Mr. John Reif, her son-in-law, until his pains were stilled in the quiet sleep of death. After consigning the lifeless clay to mother earth, the sorrowing mother and bereaved daughter came back to make Kansas their home.

Mr. Doolittle, of Missouri, made a very short visit to his Salem cousins, Mrs. Marling and J. B. Doolittle, recently.

W. B. Hoyland, after a year=s absence, has come home to stay. Friends greet him with the firm clasp of friendship, and he seems to think home is the best place after all. We are always glad to welcome back the wanderers.

Mrs. Miles left us on Monday last for a visit to home and friends in Indiana.

Messrs. Gardener, Shields, Bextel, and Donfman have threshed their wheat. It turns out well and the grain is nice and plump. [Yes, they had ADonfman.@]

Mr. B. F. Gledhill will have a public sale on the 12th inst., to dispose of farming implements, household goods, etc., preparatory to leaving Salem.

Harvesting and stacking are almost work of the past. Messrs. Buck, Hogue, and Sackett had their hands full and could not accommodate all by putting their grain up in beautiful ricks, but worked hard to do as much as possible.

Mr. Kelsoe, of Grenola, visited his cousins Mr. and Mrs. Edgar, last week and they accompanied him home the 6th, remaining several days.

Mr. Rhodes, of Missouri, visited his old friends, the Dalgarn family, this week. Mr. and Mrs. C. Dalgarn, of Winfield, also visited in Salem this week.

Quite a number of our young people celebrated the Fourth by going to Cherryvale and Parsons, and report an excellent time. Others took in the good time at Torrance, while some got no further than Burden. Some few remained at home and kept busy. I=ll not tell how Olivia celebrated, but I know she could scarcely get off from accompanying the happy party to Cherryvale.

Messrs. C. C. Crow and Bryant will do the carpenter work on Mrs. Watt=s house.

Mr. J. B. Doolittle left Salem for Geuda Springs Saturday. His stay is not definitely fixed.

Messrs. King and Perry have built small additions to their houses.

One of our energetic and intelligent ladies played Ruth part of a day, or, in other words, helped shock wheat.

C. C. C. had a double and twisted Fourth, as he took in the stale part of the Cherryvale goodies.

Chiggers are plenty. Items are not, so to the many dear readers I will bid adie for tonight.



Winfield Courier, July 13, 1882.

BIG AD. KOOL CLOTHING. All Summer Klothing KUT TO THE KWICK, AND THEY ARE GOING WITH A BOOM! WE ARE DETERMINED TO CARRY OVER NO SUMMER GOODS IF LOW PRICES will sell them, and we find the PRICES MAKE >EM GO. But owing to the lateness of the season, some lines of goods of which I bought very heavily are not moving fast enough to please us, and we have put the knife into them and cut the prices wide open. They only need to be seen to be appreciated.

$3,500 worth of Men=s, Boys=, and Chidren=s Hats marked down to bed-rock. Boots and shoes ditto.


As it is well known that I carry the largest and most complete stock of Clothing and Men=s Furnishings, it is scarcely necessary to make the statement here. If there be buyers of Clothing, Boots, and Hats, who have not heretofore patronized me, I say come and see.


Outfitter for all Mankind.

Corner Main Street and Tenth Avenue.

AD. W. C. ROOT & CO.

OUR NEW SPRING STOCK OF BOOTS AND SHOES Is fast arriving and we know that we can please you. We have just received direct from the manufactory in Cincinnati an elegant line of Ladies= Fine Shoes, in French, American, and Curacod Kid, and Pebble Goat, Button, and Side-Lace. These goods are beautiful in style and finish and have never before been offered in this market. Prices as low as the lowest. We are also agents for E. C. Burt=s Fine Shoes. Our stock of GENT=S FINE SHOES is complete. The celebrated Boston Shoes of Lilly, Brockett & Co.=s make cannot be excelled. These goods can always be found at our store. Children=s shoes in immense variety. Be sure and call and see our goods and get our prices.

W. C. ROOT & CO.


Winfield Courier, July 13, 1882.



Winfield Courier, July 13, 1882.



Loans ...................................... $127,061.36

Bank Building and fixtures .... 10,900.68

Expenses and taxes paid ......... 1,311.25

Cash ........ $28,335.07

Exchange. 29,752.92 58,087.99

TOTAL RESOURCES: $197,861.28


Deposits ................................. $140,811.80

Capital ................................... 50,000.00

Profit ..................................... 6,549.48

TOTAL: $197,861.28


Winfield Courier, July 13, 1882.


Ninth Avenue, West of Post Office, Winfield, Kansas.

Carriages and teams furnishe on short notice and reasonable terms.


Winfield Courier, July 13, 1882.


H. D. Gans, re-election to office of Probate Judge.

Chas. E. Steuven, candidate for Clerk of District Court.

T. J. Rude, of Grouse Valley, candidate for Supt. Of Public Instruction.

Mrs. Will B. Caton, candidate for office of Supt. Of Public Instruction.


Winfield Courier, July 13, 1882.


ED. COURIER: You in the last issue of the COURIER seem disposed to notice and discuss the political questions now before the people of this county, and as I am negative to your political policy as expressed by you in your editorial discussing the anti-monopoly movement outside the Republican party, I invite you to a discussion of the political principles involved in the platform of the (late Greenback party) as you call it, now as they are same as you say you will do all you can to discourage. I hope you will be disposed to discuss them. I do not claim to be able to discuss any political question with you by at least ninety percent, but as the anti-monopoly answer your argument I thought I would (unauthorized) try and say a good word for my party hoping by your expressed desire to discuss (to discourage) you will comply with this invitation. I will say that if you decline to do so, I would be thankful for the privilege of answering your editorial and I am ready to negotiate for this privilege. D. B. McCOLLUM.

In answer to Mr. McCollum, we would say that we indorse a considerable part of most of the anti-monopoly platforms we have seen, as good Republican doctrine, but this is like indorsing the multiplication table or the law against larceny which no party antagonizes. Some things in their platform probably are not sound, but whether sound or not, it is evident that they will never be put into force in form of laws until adopted by the Republican party to propagate his or their views, attempt to build a new party from the ground up, we consider it proof positive tht they do not care a cent for the success of their ostensible principles but only care for the same selfish or ulterior end.

In relation to the challenge to a discussion, we answer that we shall publish such communications from others as, in our judgment, state the points of argument clearly, strongly, and briefly in courrteous language; but we shall not throw open our columns to a set discussion with any political antagonist, for that would occupy much space which ought to be occupied by matter of general interest.

It must be remembered that this is essentially a Republican paper, but ever ready to help in all matters which are calculated to advance the interests of our county, state, and nation. In these matters we are open to conviction. Convince us and we are with you.


Winfield Courier, July 13, 1882.


Judge Campbell has announced himself as a candidate for county attorney of Sedgwick County, and promises if elected to prosecute with vigor all violations of law. Guess our Sedgwick neighbors had better try him, for we have no doubt that Avigorous prosecution@ would quickly wipe out the open saloons of Wichita, which don=t seem to Aput up or shut up@ under the present regime.


Winfield Courier, July 13, 1882.

(From Green=s Real Estate News.)




Cowley County is on the south line of the state, one hundred and thirty miles west of the east line. It is bounded on the east by Elk and Chautauqua, on the north by Butler, on the west by Sumner, and on the south by the Indian Territory. It is about 244 miles from Kansas City, and 196 from Topeka, the capitol of the State.


Take the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe railroad via Topeka and Newton, or the Kansas City, Lawrence & Southern railroad, the latter being about one hour=s ride the shortest route.


The county is very nearly square, being 33 miles in width by 34-1/4 miles in length.


The western one-third of the county or that portion which is situated between the Walnut and Arkansas rivers, is composed principally of bottom and valley lands; generally these lands are very rich and productive; the soil will vary in depth from 2 to 6 feet, and has just enough of sand mixed with it to cause it to cultivatge easily, and continually remain loose and mellow. These lands are free from stone. In this section are to be found many of our finest farms. Running streams of water are not so plentiful here, however, as they are east of the Walnut River, where springs, branches, and small creeks are very numerous, and as a rule along the banks or bluffs of these streams are to be found mor or less stone of different qualities, from the roughest, fit only for the building of fences to the finest magnesian limestone suitable for the finest buildings. Here again we have some of the best valley land, and as fine farms as the stranger could wish to look at.


The soil in this section is either deep black loam, almost free from sand, or a sandy loam with more or less of the latter; but very seldom, however, is the latter in sufficient quantities to prove detrimental. Under this is found a subsoil consisting of loam, clay, and gravel, all of which is of so porous a nature that it readily absorbs dampness and the water from heavy rains is so rapidly taken up by mother earth that within a few hours after these rains have ceased, farmers are seen plowing their corn and the roads almost free from mud. The porrosity of our soil is the acknowledged cause of this locality being considered safe from the effects of any ordinary drouth, as the surface is kept more or less moist during a dry time by evaporation from beneath. The soil is loose, in fact sometimes too much so, if plowed in the spring; hence the reason that it is not an unfrequent occurrence to see farmers clear their ground, mark it off, and plant their corn without first plowing the same. The usual rule, however, is to plow it first, and we think it much the best, although we have seen heavy crops of corn raised the other way.


This county is abundantly supplied with water, and that too of a splendid quality. The Arkansas River flows through the south half of the county. On the west at his point the bed of the river is from one hundred to three hundred yards in width, with sandy bottom, and bordered on either side with narrow skirts of cottonwood and elm. It is a sluggish and dirty looking stream, with its waters almost constantly muddy; in fact, it may be very appropriately called the Alittle muddy.@ The Walnut River crosses the county from north to south, a little west of the centre of the county, and is a beautiful stream of clear swift running water, with gravel or rock bottom. This river affords our principal natural water power privileges. Almost every four or five miles along this river sufficient fall can be found to run mills or factories. Many of these points have already been utilized. Again, further east we have Silver Creek, and still further, near the east line of the county is Grouse Creek, while from the northeast we have Timber and Dutch Creeks, forming a junction some few miles above us, and entering into the Walnut just north of our city, these being our principal streams, while the hundreds of tributaries to them reach almost all localities, and supply the purest of water for man or beast. The first mentioned stream is the only one within the bounds of the county whose waters are not clear as crystal. Unlimited quantities of good water can be obtained by digging from fifteen to forty feet, the average depth being about twenty-five feet.


We have plenty of timber for all ordinary purposes. Each of the main streams above mentioned being bordered with timber. Cord-wood sells on the street at from $4.00 to $4.50 per cord, generally hackberry, oak, sycamore, mulberry, hickory, and pecan. Since the completion of our roads, coal has been principally used for heating. This commodity costs us at present $6 to $6.50 per ton for ordinary soft, and from $9.00 to $11.00 for hard coal according to quality.


In many localities in the countty can be found the famous magnesian limestone in inexhaustible quantities. This stone is the finest in the state, and we expect we might safely say that but few quarries in the United States produce as fine a quality. Being almost entirely free from grit, and comparatively soft when first taken from the ground, can be easily worked into any shape desired; they can, and are being sawed with a common hand saw without difficulty. After exposure to the air they become much harder and continue to harden as time lasts. As an evidence of the superiority, samples of them were sent to the Government architect at Washington, D. D., and there by him compared and tested with samples of stone from many other quarries within and without this state, and were finally adopted for the building of the United States custom and couthouse, now being erected at Topeka, the capital of our stte, and are now being shipped by rail from this town, a distance of nearly two hundred miles for that purpose, while our quarrymen are constantly in receipt of orders for the stone from Kansas City, Leavenworth, Atchison, and many smaller towns throughout the state. We have quite a number of quarries near Winfield and large numbers of hands are constantly employed in getting out and shipping stone. They are easily quarred, being found near the surface.


The county was organized in the summer of 1870, and named after Matthew Cowley, a brave Kansas soldier, and Winfield, then containing but one cheap box house, was made the county seat. The county then contained a population of 700. The government survey was made in January, 1871, and the Winfield town site was the first tract of land entered at the land office in this county. The first assessment and taxation of property was in 1872.


As the land is purchased direct from the general government, titles cannot but be perfect in the first instance. Of course, like all other localities, we have some imperfect chains [? DID THEY MEAN CLAIMS?] of title. That is improperly and sometimes insufficiently released mortgages. Instances where a deed made by one individual does not show on its face that the grantor was unmarried; again a single lady may have had a title to land and afterwards marry and convey same under new name, without showing in the deed that she is the original Miss or Mrs. so and so; wrong or indefinite descriptions, etc. These matters we always look uyp carefully in case of a sale, feeling that in this matter we are more the agent for the buyer than the seller, and our duty is to see that the purchaser gets a perfect title.


Nearly every good tillable quarter section is occupied by an intelligent and industrious family, who are intent upon making a home. They are making substantial improvements on their land, building such houses as they can afford, and generally beautifying their homes.


Considerable rail, board, and wire fence has been constructed, and the ease with which good stone is procured has induced the building of much stone fence; but the Osage orange hedge is destined to be the fence of the future in this part of the state. At present, growing crops and trees are protected by a herd law, which requires every man to take care of his own stock. Hedges have been planted so extensively that in a few years a majority of the farms will be surrounded by an everlasting fence. Then the herd law will be abolished. Many farms are now completely fenced and sub-divided by this hedge. It grows rapidly and makes a complete fence in three or four years.


Our crop of peaches this year bids fair to be immense, and most of the apple orchards which are old enough present very flattering prospects. The trees are thrifty, and the fruit thus far produced has been of an excellent qualitty. Cherries, grapes, strawberries, and raspberries have been thoroughly tested, the fruit is luscious and the crop abundant. Our fruit crop will be a source of considerable revenue, as we can now ship to Colorado and New Mexico markets at reasonable rates. Heretofore our excess of the peach crop has gone to waste. This year we will ship great quantities of small fruit also to the same markets.


Something over four-fifths of our people are agriculturalists; so far, our principal products have been wheat and corn. At present farmers are planting a considerable amount of millet and sugar cane. The production of the latter is stimulated somewhat by the flattering prospects of the erection in the early future of a large and extensive sugar factory at this pointCall varieties of the cane are easily raised and grow very rank. Farmers have finished harvesting this year in the county 62,710 acres of wheat, a great deal of which it is estimated will yield from 20 to 35 bushels per acreCsome few fields will go much higher. We have now growing and looking splendidly 98,307 acres of corn which will probbly average fifty bushels while some will go as high as 100 bushels per acre. Potatoes grow finely and produce well, as well as all other kinds of vegetables. Flax is being grown quite extensively by some and does well. There are about 717,000 acres of land in the county, of which 600,000 acres are good for the growing of all the crops mentioned. Many farmers, and particularly in the eastern part of the county, are turning their attention to stock-raising, and there are already many quite large herds of cattle and sheep. The eastern part of the county has become a great grazing country. The whole countty is peculiarly fitted for such purpose. Its heavy growth of nutrious grass and many fine springs and streams of running water specially recommend it. Cattle, sheep, and horses could not do better than they do in Cowley County. Our stock of hogs are very fine, and increase rapidly, and no disease of any kind has ever been among them. Much attention has been given to raising improved breeds of stock. There are many excellent flouring and several corn and saw mills in the county.


According to the census taken in 1880, the county had a population of twenty-one thousand five hundred and thirty-nine. This we think a good showing for a county but ten years old, when we take into consideration the fact that it has been advertised but little, and until recently has been forty miles from the nearest railroad point and thus inconvenient and troublesom to reach, as well as the fact that during all of this time all railroad influences as far as immigration is concerned has been thrown against it. Today she is the sixth ranking county in the State as to population. Her citizens generally are intelligent, industrious, and enterprising. They are a reading community and are well informed on most all subjects. They support schools, churches, and all benevolent and charitable institutions heartily and in g eneral are ever found ready to take hold and help any enterprise which is calculated to benefit and build up her citizens. They are social in their manners and soon make the stranger feel at home, possessing none of that cold formality so common to many localities in the Eastern States. Those who hesitate coming to Kansas on account of our society will find after investigation ourr people as highly cultivated a class as can be found anywhere.


There is a church organization in nearly every neighborhood in the county. Most of these hold their services in schoolhouses. A few have built excellent church edifices and others are Atalking the matter up.@ There are already some very fine and large church edivices in the county. Many denominations are represented. The leading are the Baptist, Presbyterian, and Methodist. The ministers are up to the average anywhere. Some of them are men of great talent and culture. The man who preaches to the keen, shrewd, thinking people of the west, or who teaches their children, must have brains, education, and grit.


The county contains 131 school districts, 119 of which have good comfortable schoolhouses built; 53 of this number have been entirely paid for, while 40 more are very nearly paid for in full. Districts usually issue bonds to get money to build their schoolhouses on short time, making them run not longer as a rule than from five to seven years. But a few years more and the balance will be paid for and the several districts out of debt. The people tax themselves freely for the support of common schools, and keep them open the greater part of each year. We have a large number of thoroughly educated and efficient teachers, and the schools are noted for their good work. In but few instances do our children have to go very far to school.


Our facilities for marketingour various products are now of the best, since the completion of our two different lines of railroad. The demand for wheat at home is quite an item. The different mills buy and grind into flour for home consumption, and shipment by rail to the localities west. Colorado and Ne Mexico are now both great flour markets for us, and many car loads are shipped every month; while the demand is increasing daily. Again, our millers frequently take large Indian contracts which they fill, and the flour is hauled by teams into the Indian Territory adjoining us on the south, to the different agencies. The balance is shipped to Kansas City, the best wheat market in the west. The same, to a great extent, may also be said of corn, although the greater portion of this product is fed to stock at home and sold to stock men who have large herds of cattle in the vicinity. There is a good demand for almost everything we produce west of us, where we get the best of prices. Shipments of various articles to the counties west of us in our own state on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe railroad alone is simply immense when summed up.


The grasshoppers have visited us two different times in the last ten years, but with the exception of one year, reached us too late to do any damage, and that one year they did but little, as most of the corn was too hard for them to work on. We do not think they are likely to ever get this far south in time to injure crops, especially if planted reasonably early. The northern part of this state and the state of Nebraska suffer much more from their ravages, being so much nearer the regions of their origin. Chinch bugs and other small insects do not appear to be as troublesom here as in most localities farther east. The fact that we almost invariably have heavy rains in the month of May, the month that our wheat matures, is thought to be a safeguard against damage by the chinch bugs.


There is hardly a finer climate, all things considered, in the world. Two different winters we have failed to get ice sufficiently thick to put up. We have seen good grazing in the month of February. This has occurred but once in ten years, but it is quite common to have grass in March. We scarcely ever have a snow fall of any consequence. Sometimes a snow of four inches will remain on the ground for one day. Usually ground can be plowed during most of the winter. The summers are warm, but not sultry. On the hottest days one will find quite a good breeze, and it matters not how hot the day may be the night will be cool and pleasant.


For prices of lands the reader is referred to list on third page of this paper, which will give him a very good idea of prevailing rates.


It is thought that we are no more likely to be troubled with drouth than most localities east or west by reason of our altitude. Cowley County is only about 1,000 feet above the level of the sea, while out west of us, where they usually have it dry, the altitude runs all the way from 1,500 to 3,332 feet. There is no more reason for fearing drouth here than in Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio. This season has been favorable and crops look well. There are but few if any counties in the United States whose average crops have been larger per acre for the last ten years than those of this county, and the farmers feel so assured of a crop that instead of planting less on account of a partial failure, they increase their acreage.

The climate here is by no means a dry one. There has been more complaint of too wet weather than too dry, since the country was settled. There is not a locality in the west where there has been in the same time so few failures on account of drouth.


No county while new and while the soil is being newly disturbed, where the soil is rich and the vegetation rank, has been exempt from malarial fevers, and Cowley has had many cases of such fevers. But it has no marshes, swamps, sloughs, or standing water, no fogs or moisture laden air. It always has a breeze, generally light but sometimes strong, and should be healthy, as it in fact is in all respects except as above. Many persons have come here diseased or suffering from chronic complaints, who have very soon begun to improve and have since quite recovered.


Winfield, the county seat, is a young and prosperous city of about 3,500 inhabitants. It is situated on a gentle slope on the left bank of the Walnut River, and just at the junction of Timber Creek with the latter. Is bounded on the north, west, and south with a beautiful strip of timber, and on the east by a line of finely rounded mounds. It commenced to build in the year 1870, the first buildings being what we term box houses, and very small frames. Since then year by year has added more spacious and substantial buildings, until now it has many large, beautiful, and costly structures of brick and magnesian limestone, which compare very favorably with much larger cities. Winffield is the center of business for the county and has the reputation of being the best town according to its size in the state. The merchants carry large stocks of goods, and the trade justifies them in so doing. Her citizens are enterprising and intelligent, and her society excellent. But few towns, no larger in this or any other country, can turn out a greater number of educated, refined, and accomplished, and we might as well say really good looking ladies, both young and middle aged, than can Winfield. One needs only to visit the splendid costly churches and schoolhouses in ourr city to be satisfied as to the tone of morals of the place. The town now has about twelve miles of stone sidewalk, constructed of the fine flag stone from our quarries near by, and it is estimated that from six to eight miles more of this walk will be laid this season. This walk on the main business street is twelve feet wide including the curbstone; on principal cross streets eight feet, and the rest is four feet wide. Our streets are very nearly always in fine condition.


The Presbyterian Church of Winfield is among the strongest of this denomination in the state, having 194 members; 250 children attend its Sunday school and receive instruction from 20 teachers. Its church building, which is now entirely paid for, is constructed of stone and brick and is 42 x 62 feet in size, with a tower at the corner 14 x 14, surmounted by a spire containing a bell. The main audience room occupies the whole upper floor, while the basement story is divided into three different rooms, which are used for different purposes. The building cost $8,000 and the furniture $1,500. The church is fitted with stained glass windows, hard wood pews, handsomely carpeted, and furnished with a fine organ. Rev.

J. E. Platter has been with this church for eight years.

The Methodist Episcopal Church, Rev. P. F. Jones, pastor, has a membership of two hundred and four. Scholars in regular attendance at its Sunday school 175Caverage attendance on service 400. The church is prosperous and constantly growing. Its church building is of magnesian limestone, is 40 x 60 feet in size with tower and entrance at corner; pulpit in rear endClectture room 20 x 40 cut off front with folding doors and gallery same size above lecture roomCoval ceiling 18 feet high at sides, stained glass windows and handsomely furnished, cost $10,000.

The Baptist Church, Rev. J. Cairns, pastor, has a membership of 210. Scholars attending Sabbath school 250. The church has just completed a very large and elegant house of worship, being built of stone, 60 x 70 feet in size, divided as follows: Main room 40 x 60, 3 good sized class rooms, Octagon lecture room, with sliding doors between same and main room, with stone tower 50 feet highCall nicely finished and furnished. Seating capacity, 750. Cost of building $12,000. Furniture, $2,000. Rev. Cairns deserves much credit for the energy and perseverence displayed by him in securing the erection of such an edifice.

The Christian Church, Elder F. M. Rains, pastor; has a membership of 67, have a fair sized frame church building, and contemplate erecting a larger one the present season. This church is prospering and steadily gaining in strength.

The Episcopal Church, Rev. C. H. Canfield, pastor, is a new effort in this town, being some 24 months old only. Not having a building of their own, they meet in the Courthouse. The membership of this church is not large, yet they hope to be able to build them a house of worship during the next two years. Its Sunday school, under charge of W. H. Smith, is prospering.

The Catholic Church, Rev. Father Kelly, pastor, has a membership representing 85 or more families. Has a neat frame church building, 32 x 52 in size, in which services are held twice each week.


The city of Winfield is divided into two wards, first and second, and each having school buildings. That in the first ward is 45 x 56 feet with an addition 40 x 40 and basement undser the whole structure, while that of the second ward is 30 x 50 with two wings each 18 x 32 and basement. Each of these buildings are two story, built of magnesia limestone, well finished and furnished, and heated with hot air. The first mentioned contains eight rooms and the latter four. The first ward building cost $12,000, while the other cost $6,000. They are both situated on beautiful plats of ground and are an ornament to the town. We usually have about 9 months public school each year. The number of scholars enrolled during the last term was over 800. Both wards were under the supervision of one man, Prof. E. T. Trimble, one of the leading educators of the age, who was assisted by a corps of competent and experienced teachers, each of whom did their duty to the entire satisfaction of all parents.

Winfield Courier, July 13, 1882. [From Green=s Real Estate News.]


This building is constructed of the celebrated Cowley County stone, covering an area of 55 x 100 feet, three stories high with English basement, south and east fronts, and double deck eight foot piazza along the enire fronts. On the basement floor is a large and pleasant billiard room, barber shop with baths, two large sample rooms, preparatory kitchen with elevator, ice rooms, steam laundry, and drying rooms. On the first floor we find a large and well ventilated office, reception room, reading room, lavatory, telegraph and ticket offices, and coat room. Adjoining the office are three large sample rooms. The dining room is large and well located, having south and west windows. Adjoining it is the kitchen supplied with steam ranges and carving tables, china and silver closets, store rooms, etc.

On the second floor are the double parlors, bridal chamber, parlor chamber, bath room linen closets, and fourteen large and airy chambers arranged in suits. On the third floor are twenty-six rooms with sufficient number of linen closets, wardrobes, etc. The halls are spacious and extend entirely through the building north and south, east and west. Careful attention is given throughout to ventilation. There are three flights of stairs running from the basement to the second floor and two from the second to the third floor. The entire building is heated by steam, and lighted with gas. Each room is furnished with marble basins and soft water. Stand pipes with hydrants on each floor. The boiler and engine house is built separate from the main structure, thus avoiding danger by fire.

All slop and waste water is taken from the building through waste pipes and underground drains, which are double trapped against sewer gas.

While there are some larger hotels in the State, we assert with considerable pride for Winfield, that the Brettun House is the finest, most complete, and convenient house in Kansas. See cut on another page. [EVIDENTLY GREEN HAD WOOD CUT OF HOTEL.]




There are two good bridges across the Walnut River at Winfield, one west, and one south of the city. The first one is an arched iron bridge, 180 feet long and 35 feet high. The other the same kind of a bridge with single span 153 feet long. Each of these bridges rests on solid stone abutments. There is also one (an iron bridge) north of town and across Dutch Creek. This bridge is 100 feet long.


Winfield Courier, July 13, 1882.


The British war steamers are bombarding Alexandria.


Winfield Courier, July 13, 1882.


Sardines 10 cents a box. McGUIRE BROS.

The circus is coming and will spread its thousand yards of snowy canvas here on August 2nd.

Mr. B. Goff, of Creswell Township, was in the city last week and took a look at our agricultural display.

Jacob Wolf brought us in a 10 foot six inch stalk of corn from his field near the Santa Fe depot, Thursday.

Mr. Al Mace of the Saybrook (Illinois) Gazette, who has been visiting Mr. and Mrs. Berkey, left for his home last week.

J. D. Guthrie came up Saturday to attend the meeting of the County Central Committee. He doesn=t get to the Hub often.

The Ponca Indians are marketing their first crop of wheat. Twenty-six wagon loads were brought into Arkansas City last week by them.

Mr. Geo. Cairns returned home from his wanderings in Missouri last week. He has been assisting in revival work with marked success.

The meeting of the Central Committee last Saturday was more largely attended than any meeting for years. Almost every township was represented.

There will be a meeting of all the officers of Cowley County Veteran Regiment at the COURIER office on the 29th of July at 1 o=clock p.m. Let every officer be present.

Mr. Rodocker picked up a Santa Fe baggage check on Main Street Monday. If anyone has lost a check, they can get it by calling at this office and paying for this notice.

Mrs. Hamil, who has been visiting for some time with her mother and brother, Mrs. Huston and Mr. Platter, returned to her home in Chillicothe, Ohio, Tuesday morning.

[Hamil? Hamill?]

Capt. White made a successful fight for additional representation for Fairview Township and got it. This was the only change in representation the Committee would make.

McGuire Bros. Store at Tisdale was struck by lightning and partially burned, but we still hold the fort and want all the Butter and Eggs in the country. Will pay Winfield prices for the same.

Mr. Julius Goldsmith, a brother of Henry, who spent several months here in 1880, returned last week and will hereafter make his home in Winfield. He has been putting in his time in Clinton, Missouri.


Winfield Courier, July 13, 1882.

We are requested to announce a camp meeting to begin July 26th, 1882, in T. S. Green=s grove, on the Big Walnut River, twelve miles north of Winfield, and four miles northeast of Seeley. Rev. M. L. Haney, of Illinois, will have charge of the meeting.


Winfield Courier, July 13, 1882.

Prof. R. B. Quay, of Kansas City, has been in the city for the past ten days in the interest of the Smith American Organ Company. He is possessed of unusual musical ability, and assisted very much in the singing at the Methodist Exposition last week.


Winfield Courier, July 13, 1882.

M. L. Martin of Vernon on last Saturday left us a briar on which were 452 blackberries, most of them green, but a very large number of ripe or ripening. Who can beat that? He also brought a bouquet of Zinnias, very large and a variety of colors.


Winfield Courier, July 13, 1882.

Mr. John Isom, of Fairview Township, brought us in a bunch of onions last week, monstrosities in their way. The largest one measures thirteen inches in circumference, and was pulled before it was ripe. The five onions make nearly a peck.


Winfield Courier, July 13, 1882.

McGuire Bros. Store at Tisdale was struck by lightning and set on fire Sunday morning. No one was in at the time and the fire gained considerable headway before it was noticed and outsiders rushed in and put out the flames. The damage will probably be $150.


Winfield Courier, July 13, 1882.

The Kansas City, Lawrence and Southern Railroad Company has donated to the Fair Association the free use of all the iron they need to build the bridge over Timber Creek to the Fair ground. This will be a great saving to the Association and a kindness that is appreciated.


Winfield Courier, July 13, 1882.

M. H. Marckum received a handsome and bulky present through the mail Monday from a friend in old Mexico. It was one of those immense Mexican hats, trimmed all over with gold and silver braid. M. H. Will wear it to Sunday school next Sunday. Let there be a large attendance.


Winfield Courier, July 13, 1882.

Uncle Robert Weakly brought in fifteen hundred bushels of his wheat Tuesday and sold it for 83-1/2 cents per bushel. He has threshed but a part of his crop and realized 25 bushels per acre. He was compelled to sell a part in order to relive the overflowing condition of his granaries.


Winfield Courier, July 13, 1882.

Mr. G. P. Andrews of Messina, New York, called Tuesday in company with his brother, J. Andrews, stock man of Silverdale, and entertained us with comparisons between Kansas and New York fruits and cereals. Our big samples were a wonder to our eastern friend. Call again, gentlemen.


Winfield Courier, July 13, 1882.

A little two-year-old child was bitten on the leg by a poisonous snake in the south part of town last week. The mother immediately made an application of turpentine and soda, keeping the wound well bathed in it, and in a few days the child recovered, with but slight evidence of the poison showing itself. It seems that whiskey is not the only remedy for snake-bite, after all.


Winfield Courier, July 13, 1882.

Mrr. M. W. Babb has been spending the last few weeks in visiting creameries in other localities, taking notes and getting estimates, and has matured his plans for a creamery at this place. He is now ready to take subscriptions to the stock of the company and to lay before the people the whole subject. We hope all will take hold and give him the help and encouragement he needs.


Winfield Courier, July 13, 1882.

The atmospheric condition of our city was disturbed last Friday night by the presence of Gene Wilbur and George Williams. They came down ostensibly on business, but really to wear out Frank Jennings and Cap. Siverd at their favorite game of cribbageCand it is unnecessary to say they did it beautifully. It is a good thing the writer wasn=t present or they would never have carried off the honors they did.


Winfield Courier, July 13, 1882.

In our notice last week of Fourth of July gatherings, we omitted to mention the picnic in Prof. Hickok=s grove south of town. It was a neighborhood affair. Prof. Hickok and Rev. Henderson gave vent to some pent up patriotism on the occasion, and Messrs. Crow, Barricklow, and Burton discoursed some good martial music. The exercises were interspersed by boat riding, swinging, etc. All enjoyed themselves, and especially, the many good things they had to eat on the occasion.


Winfield Courier, July 13, 1882.

The markets today (Wednesday) on wheat show a rise of four cents per bushel since Monday. It is now quoted at 87-1/ cents. Corn brings 70 cents. New oats will be on the market by next week and the price on corn will be materially reduced. Hogs still range high at $7.25 to $7.50. The wheat is beginning to come in rapidly and in the course of a week the market will be very lively. Butter brings 12-1/2 cents, eggs 12-1/2 cents, chickens $2.00 to $2.40. Potatoes 50 cents per bushel, turnips 25 cents. Blackberries 10 cents per quart. Onions $1.00 to $1.25 per bushel, beets 75 cents. Cabbage 1-1/2 cents per pound.

Winfield Courier, July 13, 1882.

Col. Mullen returned from the East last week, having sold his big heifer, AKansas Queen,@ to a gentleman in Quincy, Illinois, for $2,500. He exhibited her in many of the towns of Kansas and Missouri, and made quite a speculation out of it. AKansas Queen@ was bred by Capt. Stephens, up on Timber Creek. Her gransire was imported from England, a short-horn Durham, of the noted Boothe family. Her dam, a half-bred short-horn. She is pure white, and very finely proportioned in all her points. Weight, one year old, 1,000 lbs.; two years old, 1,800; three years old, 2,300; four years old, 3,000 lbs., and it is said by good judges that she will probably weigh 4,000 lbs. when six years old. The present owners intend exhibiting her in Kansas next winter.


Winfield Courier, July 13, 1882.

Vale, Courant.

The Cowley County Courant, Daily and Weekly, is dead. The Daily died on July 1st after eight months of fitful existence. The Weekly lingered until last week and died at the age of eight months and a week. The remains were taken in hand by George Rembaugh and Sam E. Davis, and from its ashes a Athoroughbred@ democratic weekly will be raised up. It will assume the name of Telegram, and once more the old condition of things is resumed, and the COURIER and Telegram, as in days of yore, will represent the principles of the two great political parties. And it is better for all that this is the case. The interests of the county, the state, and the nation demand that there be two active, beligerent parties. There is a good, strong democratic minority in this county, and it needs an organ. Now that it has one, we hope to see it well supported. Messrs. Rembaugh and Davis are live, energetic young men and can do the work as well or better than anyone we know of. Mr. Davis is a life-long democrat, by birth and education, and should have the full confidence and support of his party. The suspension of the Courant but illustrates what we have ll along known to be a factCthat it is impossible to bore a three inch hole with a two inch augur. Mr. Allison tried it and was bruised. Mr. Black got all he wanted and let go. But to Mr. Steinberger belongs the honor of mashing the old thing all to pieces.

A newspaper is grown, not made. All the money one wants cannot make a ten-year-old newspaper in six months. To be a success it must be built up from a solid foundation and its growth nurtured, and watched and cared for, until it is finally established in the homes and hearts of the peopleCa citadel from which only the grossest mismanagement can dislodge it. So long as its power is for good it will flourishCwhen for evil its ruin and downfall are rapid and complete.

The Daily is dead, very dead, and will sleep sweetly until some venturesome and misguided Gabriel imagines that his mission is to resurrect it. He will afterwards discover that he is a badly fooled Gabriel.


Winfield Courier, July 13, 1882.

More Crops.

The crop returns keep coming in and every report shows a yield that makes the farmer=s face as broad as a clapboard. Had we been delegated the power to regulate the rainfall and weather, none more favorable could have been made. The smallest yield yet reported in wheat is Col. Loomis= volunteer field, which went 23-1/2 bushels per acre. Mr. Jacob Binkey, of Walnut Township, threshed sixty acres of his undred acre field. The sixty acres gave him 2,100 bushels, or 35 bushels per acre, of the finest wheat we have yet seen. Mr. Harcourt, of Rock, has also threshed a part of his crop and gets 30 bushels per acre. Mr. G. T. Stone, of Vernon Township, threshed between four and five acres of his Fultz wheat and got 203 bushelsCover forty-two bushels per acre. It tested over sixty pounds. His crop of 55 acres will average 33 bushels. Our Illinois friends do not seem to be faring as well as they might this year. We learn, from the Adams county (Illinois) paper that Athe corn crop is badly busted in this neighborhood,@ and also that AThe question of thhe hour with the poor farmer is whether to sell his stock hogs or keep them.@ Send them to Kansas, friends; we can feed them. . . .


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AHe has been the incumbent for the last 8 years and has given general satisfaction. His familiarity with the duties of the office, his character for energy and integrity, and his wide popularity make him valuable to the people of the county, while the fees and emoluments of the office are not so large as to make it desirable on that account. His past services are his best guarantees for the future.@


AHe is a Arustler@ as well as a gentleman and an accomplished teacher. We have heretofore spoken more fully of his excellent qualifications for the office he seeks. . . .@


AHe is a veteran Union soldier, having served during the war in the 1st Iowa and 82nd Illinois for 4 years and 4 months, and arose to the rank of Captain. He was in all the great battles of the east and was with Sherman on his march to the sea. He was severely wounded at Chancellorsville and at Peach Tree Creek. He served till the close of the war and was honorably discharged. He has been a resident of Winfield for the last five years and has always been an active Republican. He is now the Colonel of the Cowley County Veteran Regiment. There is no doubt of his qualifications for the office he seeks, and if elected, will make a faithful and efficient officer.@


AShe is a thoroughly educated and accomplished lady, with large experience in conducting schools, in which she has proved herself a most successful and accomplished teacher. Her essays and addresses have been marked with clear cut sense, chaste and expressive language, and have been delivered with grace and effect. Her kind heart and true womanly sympathies are always with the children, and she is their confidant and assistant. She has sufficient health and energy to attend thoroughly to all the duties of the office and will make a faithful and efficient officer if elected.@



Winfield Courier, July 13, 1882.

Creamery Meeting.

Mr. Babb has a direct proposition from a responsible firm to build and equip a creamery with capacity of 2,500 lbs. Butter per day, with ice house for storing 600 tons of ice, for $5,800. It is proposed to organize a joint stock company to take hold of this enterprise, and that this matter may be fully understood, Mr. Babb will meet all parties who feel an interest in this enterprise at the office of A. H. Doane & Co., Friday evening next, at 7:30 o=clock, and give them the points he has obtained in his recent investigations. Let all come who want a creamery established at Winfield.


Winfield Courier, July 13, 1882.

A Wheat Tale.

Mr. William Osborn owns about seventeen hundred acres of land, part in this county and part in Butler. Twelve hundred acres of this grew in wheat this year and is now in stack. It was cut with headers and the stubble is two and one-half feet high. The whole twelve hundred acres will average 35 bushels per acre. One hundred acres of the patch is volunteer wheat. The yield from this will be about thirty bushels per acre. In addition to the above yield, Mr. Osborn wintered 600 head of cattle on the green wheat and the straw of last year, for which he received $5.00 per head. Mr. Osborn will sell aboutt $25,000 worth of wheat this year.


Winfield Courier, July 13, 1882.

Township Primary Meetings.

The Vernon Township primary will meet at Vernon Center at 2 o=clock Wednesday, July 26th. P. M. WAITE, Chairman.

The Sheridan Township primary will meet at the usual place of voting in that township, on Friday, July 21st, at 2 o=clock p.m., to elect delegates to the county convention and also to the Representative convention which meets at Burden on the 10th of August.

E. L. JOHNSON, Chairman.


Winfield Courier, July 13, 1882.

Col. J. C. McMullen has been visiting in Northern Wisconsin about Appleton and the Fox River. He says that most of the native magnificent trees of that country have been cut down and taken away, not even utilizing them for shade trees. They wanted foreign trees, or such as were not indigenous to the soil, for shade, and so they selected as the grandest, best, and most beautiful that could be found the cottonwood tree, so common here that it is almost despised. However, there they have miles and miles of rows of these trees everywhere and they beautify the country beyond conception. The fact is we do not sufficiently prize this tree for shade; perhaps because it is indigenous here and costs us very little. If every householder had taken pains to put out plenty of cottonwoods at an early day, our county would now be what it should be.



Winfield Courier, July 13, 1882.

Sunday School Convention.

The annual convention of the 11th Sunday School District will be held in the Baptist Church of Winfield on the 25th and 26th, commencing at 2 o=clock p.m., Tuesday. An interesting program has been prepared. All Sunday school workers in the district are members of this convention, and if possible should attend.

C. HUMBLE, President.

R. C. ST. CLAIR, Secretary.


Winfield Courier, July 13, 1882.


The Republican Committee of Cowley County met at the COURIER office in Winfield, on Saturday, July 8th, at 1 o=clock p.m. Present:

Louis P. King, Beaver Township.

J. D. Guthrie, Bolton Township.

Capt. J. B. Nipp, Creswell Township.

J. V. Hines, Dexter Township.

Wm. White, Fairview Township.

W. P. Heath, Maple Township.

H. H. Martin, Ninnescah Township.

A. Hattery, Omnia Township.

Samson Johnson, Pleasant Valley Township.

Dan Maher, Richland Township.

S. P. Strong, Rock Township.

E. I. Johnson, Sheridan Township.

Ed Pate, Silver Creek Township.

W. C. Douglass, Tisdale Township.

P. M. Waite, Vernon Township.

S. Cure, Walnut Township.

T. J. Rude, Windsor Township.

D. A. Millington, chairman, of Winfield 1st ward.

T. H. Soward, secretary, of Winfield 2nd ward.


67th DISTRICT COMMITTEE...JUSTUS FISHER, Chairman; J. D. GUTHRIE, Secretary. Present: Louis P. King of Beaver Township; J. D. Guthrie of Bolton; J. B. Nipp of Creswell; Justus Fisher of Liberty; S. Johnson of Pleasant Valley. Cedar, Silverdale, and Spring Creek not represented.Voted to hold convention at the office of I. H. Bonsall in Arkansas City. . . .

68th DISTRICT COMMITTEE...S. P. STRONG, Chairman; J. V. HINES, Secretary.

[Met at the office of T. H. Soward in Winfield.] Present: J. V. Hines of Dexter Township;

A. T. Smith of Harvey; W. P. Heath of Maple; A. Hattery of Omnia; Dan Maher of Richland; S. P. Strong of Rock; E. I. Johnson of Sheridan; Ed Pate of Silver Creek; T. J. Rude of Windsor. Otter not represented.


Winfield Courier, July 13, 1882.

Council Proceedings.


Council met pursuant to adjournment, Mayor Troup in the chair.

Present: Councilmen Read, McMullen, and Wilson, City Clerk and Attorney.

Minutes of last meeting were read and approved.

Reports of Treasurer for months ending May 15 and June 15 and of City Clerk for quarter ending June 15th were read and referred to Finance Committee.

It was moved that the Finance Committee be instructed to obtain from Police Judge reports of the business of his office for months of April, May, and June. Carried.

It was moved that the street commissioner be requested to make a report of road tax collected by him, by next meeting of the Council.

Bills of Winfield COURIER for printing, $28.50, and J. E. Conklin for dirt on Main Street, $25.00, were referred to Finance Committee.

The following bills were allowed and ordered paid.

H. L. Thomas, crossings, etc.: $100.72.

Joseph Barricklow, crossings, etc.: $21.67.

Wm. Warren, crossings, etc.: $27.50.

Wm. Warren, crossings, etc.: $8.00.

C. H. Wooden, removing nuisances: $3.75.

City officers, salaries June: $7.90.

Bill of L. Burkhalter for $2.00 for team to funeral of Mrs. Sanborn was approved and recommended to the County Commisioners for payment.

On motion Council adjourned.

M. G. TROUP, Mayor.

Attest: DAVID C. BEACH, City Clerk.


Winfield Courier, July 13, 1882.

DIED. INGHAM. On the 6th inst., Samuel Ingham, at the residence of his son-in-law, N. T. Snyder, aged 68 years, 2 months, and 7 days.

He was born in Whitesborough, near Utica, New York, in 1814. When a young man he entered into business in Oswego. In the year 1850 he moved to Jersey City, New Jersey; from thence he moved to Michigan about 1865; and from thence to Kansas in 1878. He has been a member of the Baptist Church something over forty years. In his middle life he was an active and successful merchant and businessman. He always sustained a high character and was much beloved wherever he was known.


Winfield Courier, July 13, 1882.

Attention, Veterans! L. M. Lange, Judge Advocate, Dept. Of Kansas G. A. R., will muster a post in this city Thursday, July 13th, at 8 o=clock p.m. All old soldiers desiring to join the G. A. R. apply at once to T. H. Soward in this city.

Winfield Courier, July 13, 1882.

At a meeting of St. Johns Battery, First Kansas Artillery held on July 8th, 1882, tthe following resolution was adopted and the Secretary instructed to furnish each of the Winfield and Arkansas City papers a copy for publication.

Resolved, That the officers and members of St. Johns Battery extend to the people of Arkansas City their sincere thanks for the hospitable manner in which they were received and entertained by them on the Fourth of July just past. J. M. REED, Secretary.


Winfield Courier, July 13, 1882.

A Ride and a Picnic.

ED. COURIER: On Thursday the 6th inst., in company with E. A. Henthorn, senior editor of the Burden Enterprise, I started for the Sunday school picnic convention in North Richland. We drove west to New Salem, past springing corn and numerous stacks of splendid wheat, to the AGunn quarter,@ where Mr. Jas. Barr was theshing his wheat. Mr. Henthorn being agent for the rental, we stopped, and there I saw as fine wheat as ever threshed. The berry is full and plump, and the yield estimated at twenty bushels per acre.

From here we drove to the city of Salem and then to the picnic in AGroom=s grove,@ on Dutch Creek, arriving there at 11 o=clock. As the morning had gathered quite lowery the crowd gathered slowly, and we had the pleasure of seeing how they came to such places. Some on foot, some in wagons, some on horseback, and some in buggies.

Through the courtesy of Mr. Henthorn, I was soon on a talking basis with the leading men of Richland, Rock, and Omnia townships. Nearly all the good-looking candidates were present For representative were E. A. Henthorn, Washington Weimer, father of his country, and John Maurer. For county superintendent were Mrs. Caton, Mr. A. H. Limerick, andCwell, I was there, too.

After greeting old and new acquaintances, I looked for E. A., but he was putting in big strokes among old friends, so I went to work for myself. Finding very soon that Mr. Limerick was way ahead of any other candidate for superintendent, I rested until after dinner. As soon as that interesting ceremony was ended, I found myself too full for utterance, but managed to ask a few men if Mr. Henthorn could safely expect anything in that vicinity; and on being told more than a dozen times that he was solid, I borrwed his pencil and a cigar, went to the buggy, and began taking notes with this result.

Called to order by Capt. Stephens; singing by the Richland Sunday School. I have forgotten the title of the song, but the little ones did well both in singing and acting. Following the song was a speech by Rev. Thompson, of Omnia; then we were treated with a fine song by the Floral Sunday School, after which Prof. Limerick, of Rock, delivered an interesting address on the general work and conducting of Sabbath Wschools.

After another song by Floral, Mrs. Caton, of Winfield, made the neatest little speech it was ever my fortune to hear. The exercises concluded by singing, and music from the Richland martial band, of which Mr. H. H. Hooker is leader.

I arrived home at sundown feeling that it was good to be there, even if I did not make a vote. E. A. M.


Winfield Courier, July 13, 1882.

Gen. A. H. Green is now issuing the eighth edition of his Real Estate News. It is a twenty-four column paper and brim full of matter of interest to land buyers and home seekers. The matter contained in its columns is reliable and not overdrawn as many such publications are. The General is one of the live, energetic real estate men of the West, and does business in a way that is satisfactory both to buyer and seller.


Winfield Courier, July 13, 1882.

We want Blackberries. Will pay top market prices in cash or trade. J. P. Baden.


Winfield Courier, July 13, 1882.

We, the undersigned milliners of Winfield agree to close our stores at 6:30 p.m., until Sept. 1st.





Winfield Courier, July 13, 1882.


A grand anti-monopoly rally will be held on Timber Creek in Mr. R. W. Stephen=s grove four miles northeast of Floral, after the style of a basket picnic on Thursday, July 20th, 1882. Several speakers from abroad will address the people on the issues of the day. The occasion will be enlivened by vocal and instrumental music. Come one, come all with your baskets well filled and have a good time with us.



Winfield Courier, July 13, 1882.

For Rent. Furnished rooms with or without board. Call on Mrs. M. C. Tucker.


Winfield Courier, July 13, 1882.

For Sale. One Hapgood Sulky Plow, 14 inches with breaker, and one Garden City Riding Culttivator, both as good as new. Will sell or trade. Call a mile and a half up the Santa Fe track, on SAMUEL MULLEN.


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Winfield Courier, July 20, 1882.





Winfield Courier, July 20, 1882.


Hon. C. R. Mitchell, candidate for representative for the 67th District.

J. S. Baker, Tisdale Township, candidate for representative from 66th District.

S. G. Castor, Liberty Township, candidate for representative from 67th District.


Winfield Courier, July 20, 1882.


Hon. C. R. Mitchell, candidate for Representative for the 67th district.

AHis ability, integrity, and experience in legislative matters together with great influence and popularity among the leading men of the state make his services in the important legislation of next winter of the greatest importance and value to the people of this county. He is sound on prohibition and a strong Republican and no man in this state is held in higher respect.@

Enos A. Henthorn, candidate for Representative for the 68th district.

AHe is the editor of the Burden Enterprise, and makes one of the liveliest papers in the stateCfilled with good sense, general news, and matters of local interest. A man who can get up such a paper will make a good Representative. Enos is a wide awake, ambitious man, and is growing mentally upward (not physically we hope, for he=s tall enough now) and has broad and practical views of things. He is strictly reliable and would make a valuable Representative for his district and county.

Sam=l. G. Castor, of Liberty Township, candidate for Representative for 67th district.

AHe is one of our most intelligent and enterprising farmers, has been a resident of Liberty Township for nearly five years, where he enjoys the highest respect of all his acquaintances. He was several years a resident of Iowa and served two terms as a member of the legislature of that state and acquitted himself with honor and credit. He has been an active Republican ever since the formation of the party and is a prohibitionist from principle. Should be elected he will prove an energetic and valuable member for his district.@

J. S. Baker, Tisdale Township, candidate for Representative for 66th District.

AHe is a native of Rutland County, Vermont, the county of the nativity of Stephen A. Douglass and the editor of this paper; and of course, we think that is abundant evidence of his fitness for the position. But as others may be so benighted as to think lightly of this, we will remark that he has been a resident of this county for the last twelve years and has been through all the early struggles and >knows how it is himself.= He is well educated and taught school in his younger days, but he is a farmer by education, trade and profession, and is one of the most intelligent and energetic farmers of this wide awake county. He has always been a staunch Republican, and is a prohibitionist from principle. Should he be elected he will be alive to all needed reforms in legislation, and will prove an able and efficient officer.@






Winfield Courier, July 20, 1882.


Hon. Jas. McDermott, Winfield, Kansas.

DEAR SIR: We the undersigned citizens of Cowley County, Kansas, anxious that an able anf faithful man represent us in the coming legislature, and ever mindful of the important legislation that will come before that body, unite in requesting you to become a candidate for the office of Representative from this district, July 11th, 1882.

Hackney, W. P.; Gridley, A.; Bethel, Jas.; Millington, D. A.; Greer, Ed. P.; Finch, Frank W.; Siverd, H. H.; Pryor, J. D.; Wilson, W. J.; Hunt, J. S.; Bryan, T. R.; Curns, J. W.; Harris, T. J.; Arrowsmith, J. W.; Hendricks, A. D.; Soward, T. H.; Story, R. C.; Reynolds, E. M.; Buckman, G. H.; Haight, N. A.; Cook, S. A.; Webb, L. H.; Fuller, C. E.; Hudson, W.; Wood, B. F.; Kelly, James; Shot, J. P.; Platter, Jas. E.; Gridley, A., Jr.; Asp, Henry E.; Trimble,

E. T.; Roberts, W. D.; Moore, Wm. H.; Hackney, J. F.; Waite, R. B.: McMullen, J. C.; Lee, W. A.; Holloway, S. S.; and others.

WINFIELD, KANSAS, July 17, 1882.

Hon. W. P. Hackney, T. H. Soward, D. A. Millington, and others:

GENTLEMEN: I have received your very flattering call to become a candidate for the legislature in this district, and after due consideration, have concluded to consent to the use of my name in that connection. At first I did not regard the proposition favorably, owing to business interests which I thought might suffer thereby but upon the representations of friends that I might be able to assist to some extent in making the temperance laws more effective; in guarding the interests of Cowley County in the Congressional apportionment; and in securing any other advantages that may be desired for the county and which may be attainable; I have overcome my reluctance and hereby authorize my friends to use my name as a candidate before the Republican District ConventionCand if nominated and elected I will hold myself bound to consider the interests of the people of Cowley County as of paramount importance to all other interests, and will give my best efforts to maintain and protect them.

Respectfully yours,



Winfield Courier, July 20, 1882.



Winfield Courier, July 20, 1882.


U. S. District Attorney Hollowell was in the city Friday.

Remember the annual school meeting on August 10th at 2 p.m.

Mrs. Judge McDonald was taken very ill Sunday afternoon, but is now improving.

John E. Allen left for Hennepin, Illinois, Thursday; he will be absent about three months.

Winfield Courier, July 20, 1882.


Mr. Evan Richards, formerly postmaster at Tannehill, is lying dangerously ill at Lawrence.

Dick Fitzgerald, the Democratic bulwark of Silver Creek Township, was in the city last Thursday.

Z. B. Myers threshed 35 acres of his wheat and got 37-1/2 bushels per acre.

Mr. G. W. Dutton, who is now holding forth at Red Rock, Indian Territory, was up Tuesday and will spend a week with us.

The lightning struck Jerre Evans= barn Friday night and killed his fine mare. This breaks Jerre=s matched team.

Mr. O. S. Hurd lost a buggy, set of harness, and saddle Tuesday night. The thieves took the outfit from his stable.

Ex-Commissioner Gale was shaking hands among his friends Friday. It=s his first visit to the metropolis for a long time.

Mr. L. J. Davidson, of Sheridan Township, was in the city Tuesday and made us a pleasant call.

The United Brothers in Christ will hold a basket meeting on Silver Creek, two miles east of Tisdale, July 30th. All are cordially invited.

DIED. Mrs. Susanna Gilkey died last Monday afternoon after a protracted illness. The remains were taken to Illinois for interment.

Bob. Stout had $29 stolen from the desk in his blacksmith shop Monday afternoon, while he had stepped out for a moment.

Rev. Parks, of the A. M. E. Church of this place, will go to Wichita this week, and on Sunday assist in dedicating a new church at that place.

Mrs. J. P. Short left on the Santa Fe Tuesday afternoon for Colorado, where she will spend five or six weeks visiting friends in Denver, Manittou, and Durango.

M. J. Land, of Vernon Township, brought in a fine bunch of timothy Tuesday for our agricultural collection. It is four feet six inches high and cut 3-1/2 tons per acre.

Capt. Stover, of Iola, and Mr. Fife, county attorney of Allen County, made us a pleasant call Wednesday. Capt. Stover is a prominent candidate for State Auditor.

Dr. P. S. Williams, who conducted our normal last summer, will be in Winfield Tuesday, August 1. He will visit the normal and will probably give a public lecture.

Mr. Oll Pratt was in Saturday, the dampness having given his steam thresher a day=s rest. Oll is doing an immense amount of threshing this year, and doing it well.

Marshal Herrod is doing some excellent work on the streets this year. He is working mainly on the leading thoroughfares running in and out of town, and is getting them in excellent condition.

MARRIED. Mr. A. J. Burgauer returned from the east with his bride Monday, and repaired immediately to his residence, which had been prepared to receive them. The COURIER extends congratulations.




Winfield Courier, July 20, 1882.

Will White, who has been publishing the Mulvane Herald, will start a paper at Geuda Springs in a few days. Will is a live, energetic young man, and knows how to make a paper valuable to its readers.


Winfield Courier, July 20, 1882.

The road on the hill south of Col. Samuel=s, in Liberty Township, is almost impassable in consequence of being so rough. The proper authorities should see that it is repaired at once, for a good many farmers are complaining about it.


Winfield Courier, July 20, 1882.

Col. N. C. Kenyon, of Chatsworth, Illinois, who visited here last summer, has disposed of his Illinois property and will remove permanently to Cowley County. Col. Kenyon is one of the best citizens of IllinoisCjust such a one as Kansas and Cowley County is glad to welcome.


Winfield Courier, July 20, 1882.

M. L. Martin of Vernon brought us the largest, smoothest, best lot of potatoes we have seen this year. By the way, the big bouquet of large gay flowers of many colors he brought in were dahlias. He has the grandest dahlias we have ever seen, and makes them a specialty.


Winfield Courier, July 20, 1882.

The editor brrought in a twig less than nine inches long with fifteen good sized apples upon it, from one of his apple trees in town. This attracted much attention in our office and Hon. T. R. Bryan tried to beat it by bringing in a twig about five inches long with sixteen apples on it. They were Siberian crabs.


Winfield Courier, July 20, 1882.

W. H. Colegate will read in the Baptist Church on Tuesday, August 1st at 8 o=clock in the evening, under the auspices of the Baptist Sabbath school, THE CAPTAIN=S STORY.. This is a production of the greatest interest and Mr. Colegate reads it with the best effect. A further description of the piece and reading will appear next week.


Winfield Courier, July 20, 1882.

Two bushels of wheat at 75 cents per bushel pays for the COURIER a year. Remember this friends, and now that fortune has favored you with abundant crops, think of the years we have been furnishing many of you with the COURIER >=gainst a good harvest.@ We have waited long and patiently and we feel as we run over the names of those in arrears that we will be rewarded this year.


Winfield Courier, July 20, 1882.

Winfield Lodge No. 101, I. O. O. F., at its meeting on July 13th installed the following members as officers for the ensuing term.

M. B. Shields, N. G.

W. H. Dawson, V. G.

Jos. O=Hare, Recording Secretary.

E. S. Bedilion, Per. Secretary.

R. S. Kroft, N. G.

J. H. Vance, L. S. U. G.

Howard, Warden, Bradt, Con.

O. H. Herrington, I. G.

Will Hudson, O. G.

L. B. Jolliff, R. S. V. G.

E. Youngheim, R. S. S.

J. W. McRorey, L. S. S.


Winfield Courier, July 20, 1882.

The School Board is having some long-needed improvements put on the schoolhouse grounds, in the way of stone sidewalks. The grounds are also being nicely graded and will be fenced. A part of the grounds in front of both schoolhouses will be fenced off and set to trees and bluegrass. Our public schools are the bulwark of the commonwealth and the attention and care bestowed upon them is the best index by which a community can be judged.


Winfield Courier, July 20, 1882.

Abe Steinberger will, about August first, issue the first number of his new paper, AGrip,@ at Kansas City. Abe is possessed of more energy, grit, and perseverance than any man who has ever attempted the newspaper business in Kansas. His worst fault is his generosity. All he has is at the command of the needy and destitute, and he would give his last farthing to buy bread for one in need. No child of adversity ever knocked at his door and was turned away empty-handed. If he ever becomes a rich man, his heart must be hardened by some chemical process.



Winfield Courier, July 20, 1882.

MARRIED. Mr. John Randall and Miss Ella Freeland were married Sunday morning at the residence of the bride=s parents, in this city. The affair was a decided surprise to the many friends of the bride and groom. The bride is a very talented lady, possessing gifts of mind and heart that gathered about her a host of warm friends. Everyone knows John Randall, and a better, more generous, and whole-souled fellow never lived in any community. The happy couple left immediately for Floral, where Mr. Randall is engaged in the mercantile business. May success and happiness attend them.



Winfield Courier, July 20, 1882.

DIED. It is with regret that we learn of the death of Mrs. B. F. Wright, of Pleasant Valley Township, which occurred last Sunday evening. She was one of the finest women we have ever known, devoted to her family. She leaves a large circle of friends. She also leaves four sons and a daughter, all grown to man and womanhood, and who are an honor to their parents and the community. The loss of one who has contributed so much to his happiness falls heavily upon Mr. Wright, and to him and the bereaved family we extend our heartfelt sympathy.


Winfield Courier, July 20, 1882.

Winfield Lodge A. O. U. W. No. 18 on last Friday evening installed the following officers for the ensuing term.

P. M. W.: J. F. McMullen.

M. W.: J. Wade McDonald.

Foreman: C. C. Greene.

Overseer: Geo. E. Rinker.

Recorder: Geo. Corwin.

Receiver: G. S. Manser.

Financier: Frank T. Berkey.

Guide: Thos. Meyers.

I. W.: W. J. Hepler.

O. W.: J. E. Snow.


Winfield Courier, July 20, 1882.

MARRIED. Mr. Addison Hazlett, of Harvey County, and Miss Anna Kennedy, of this city, were married at the residence of W. J. Kennedy, brother of the bride, last Wednesday evening. The wedding was a quiet affair and was known to but a few friends of the bride and groom. Miss Kennedy was a sister of the gentlemanly agent of the Santa Fe railroad at this place.


Winfield Courier, July 20, 1882.

Messrs. Green and Snyder, Land Brokers of Arkansas City, issued this week an edition of their Real Estate News. It is filled with interesting and valuable matter about Cowley County and Arkansas City, and will prove a valuable medium for the promotion of immigration to that part of the county.


Winfield Courier, July 20, 1882.

Hendricks & Wilson have for the past week been gradually transferring their stock from the old store to the new brick Conklin building, next to Bairds. They are now thoroughly established in the new quarters, and have one of the finest, most commodious stores in the city.



Winfield Courier, July 20, 1882.

The ladies of the AM. E. Church Loan Exposition,@ made nearly $400 out of it, clear of all expenses. They most heartily thank all the good people of Winfield and vicinity for their very liberal support. On behalf of exposition. MRS. GEO. RAYMOND, President

S. S. HOLLOWAY, Secretary.


Winfield Courier, July 20, 1882.

R. B. Pratt threshed last Wednesday 1,332 bushels of wheat with his machine. This is considered the biggest day=s threshing ever done in the state. The machine was set three times. Mr. Pratt says the wheat he has threshed so far averages thirty bushels per acre.


Winfield Courier, July 20, 1882.

Mr. J. H. Pearce, living on Dr. Graham=s place, one mile north of town, was so unfortunate as to have a horse killed by the cars on Tuesday. The railroad men are becoming extremely careless; it has been but a few weeks since Mr. Alec Graham lost a valuable cow near the same place.


Winfield Courier, July 20, 1882.

The first number of the new Telegram is out and presents that neat and tasty appearance which Geo. Rembaugh, so well knows how to give it. The local page is bright and the paper carries a large amount of reading matter. Altogether the boys have done well.


Winfield Courier, July 20, 1882.

Jack Foults returned from Iowa some weeks ago, and takes his old place with Harry. Jack is perhaps a little older and decidedly handsomer. He returns to stay, convinced that Kansas, Cowley County, and Winfield are far ahead of Iowa or Colorado.


Winfield Courier, July 20, 1882.

A. H. Doane, one of our best businessmen, was elected one of the Directors of the Winfield Building & Loan Association at the last meeting of the board, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of A. B. Steinberger, who has removed from the city.


Winfield Courier, July 20, 1882.

The Vernon Cemetery Association has enlarged its plat to three acres and is now prepared to sell lots to those who desire to buy and improve. This is one of the finest locations for a cemetery in the county. Call on the secretary, P. B. Lee.


Winfield Courier, July 20, 1882.

Dr. Cooper received a lot of tombstone advertising circulars through the mail Saturday, accompanied by a slip on which was written, ARead carefully and hand to one of your patients.@ The doctor offers a standing reward for the perpetrator of this deed.



Winfield Courier, July 20, 1882.

Capt. S. C. Smith brought in from his farm last week, a bunch of blue grass eighteen inches tall. It was sown with wheat last fall and now the wheat has been taken off and the soil will be turned over to the blue grass. The stand is excellent.


Winfield Courier, July 20, 1882.

Tuesday night was a picnic evening with horse thieves. Mr. Raymond had two horses stolen, Mr. I. H. Kinney had his two ponies stolen, and Mr. Hurd lost his buggy, harness, and saddle. There was also a horse stolen from near Udall.


Winfield Courier, July 20, 1882.

We present this week the opening chapters of a deeply interesting story from the pen of Will Wilson, our talented deputy treasurer. It will run five weeks and is entitled ADelinquent Tax List.@


Winfield Courier, July 20, 1882.

The Ladies= Library Association will hold its regular semi-annual election of officers on July 25th, at 2 p.m., in the Library Rooms. BY ORRDER OF SECRETARY.


Winfield Courier, July 20, 1882.

A Successful Building Association Winds Up its Affairs and Pays Out.

Danville is remarkable for its building associations, and one of the best ever organized in the city, the Peoples= Building Loan Association, has just closed a prosperous career and paid out. It was organized in 1873 and ran eight years, six months, and two weeks. Most of the money of the association was loaned at 10 percent, before the 8 percent law went into effect. The weekly dues were 12-1/2 cents per share. The grand total of its receipts for the entire time of its existence was $277,899.70. Danville Daily News.

The Winfield Building & Loan Association receives 12 percent on all its loans and its dues are $1.00 per month, and thus double those of the Danville Association. Ours, therefore, ought to and we predict will pay out in less than four years.


Winfield Courier, July 20, 1882.

Wake Up!

Winfield needs to wake up. For some reason or other the enterprise and interest in public improvement that once characterized this community is dying out. While other towns about us are pushing out for new railroads, encouraging manufacturing enterprises, or fostering educational institutions, Winfield is calmly looking on, seeming to say that she has all she ever expects to hope for. This is suicidal policy, and the sooner we find it out the better. There are several things Winfield needs and must have. One is an extension of the Missouri Pacific railroad from Le Roy. It is within our reach and we can get it by a long and strong pull. Another is the end of a division on the K. C., L. & S. This also may be secured by the right kind of an effort. We also need a woolen mill, which can be secured if we wake up sufficiently to realize its importance. The magnificent water power afforded by the Walnutt River should be utilized by two or three more grist mills. Another enterprise, and one which would be of more lasting benefit to Winfield and vicinity than any other, is the building up of a good educational institution hereCa school higher than our high school and one from which scholars could take the junior course in any college. There are several such institutions in the state, and there is no reason why Winfield may not be able to sustain one. Our plan would be to raise say ten thousand dollars for building and furnishing. Then secure some good educator, such as Prof. Williams or Prof. Wheeler, to take charge of the school, guarantee him $1,000 per year and the tuition fees, providing that certain branches be taught and certain fees charged. This would secure the manager=s hearty cooperation in making the academy a success. An academy located on the east end of 12th Avenue, with a magnificent boulevard extending to it, lined with shade trees, would be a source of pride to our city and of profit to the youth of Cowley and adjoining counties. This scheme is feasible. Who will take hold of it?


Winfield Courier, July 20, 1882.

A Sad Affair.

Grouse Creek valley is all worked up over a woman-beating scrape, which occurred Sunday evening. Terry Bullington was the attacking party and Mrs. Jeff Reynolds the victim. The two familes live neighbors and for some time have had a misunderstanding between them engendering bitter feeling. Sunday evening Mrs. Reynolds took one of Bullington=s cats, which was in her yard, and threw it over into the owners. This seemed to enrage Bullington, who picked up a stick and attacked Mrs. Reynolds, hitting her on the head and knocking her down twice, and afterward breaking the stick over her body. Mrs. Reynolds= husband is absent in Missouri, and the lady is badly injured. We cannot imagine what manner of man this can be who would attack and beat a woman with a club, no matter what the provocation. He should hide his head in shame for evermore.


Winfield Courier, July 20, 1882.


Sensation in High Life.

For some time past the county has entertained out of its fullness at the poor farm, a deformed boy, about twenty-two years old, named J. S. Helm. He is so deformed that he is unable to do anythingCnot even to turn over in bed. Mr. Berger has had a cook for the inmates of the poor farm, in the person of Mrs. Dillsaner, a fair and buxom widow of fifty summers. The widow seemed to take a fancy for the young fellow and proposed to take him to Geuda Springs and have him try the efficacy of the waters on his ailments. For this purpose she went to the poor farm Wednesday evening and brougght the boy to town, intending to take the early morning stage. Instead she purchased tickets for New Albany, Wilson County, and left on the morning train.





Winfield Courier, July 20, 1882.

Can=t Trust >Em.

Mulvane, Kansas, July 14, 1882.

EDS. COURIER: In your issue of July 6th you say, AThere is but one county paper taken in District No. 3, Grand Prairie schoolhouse.@ That statement is a mistake and consequently not true. W. H. Keller, G. C. Edgar, and myself all take the COURIER, to my certain knowledge, and one man, of whom I know, takes the Courant, and we all live in District No. 3 and within a mile of Grand Prairie schoolhouse. Yours very truly,


We=re in for it again. We got our information from a good Presbyterian, and it was volunteered. It is the first time we have been led astray by a Presbyterian, which makes it all the worse. However, we have a chance to get even with our informant by publishing an original poem of twenty-one six line stanzas, now in our possession.



Winfield Courier, July 20, 1882.

Special Order No. 5.

The following enlisted men are detailed as musicians and will form the Regimental Band.

W. B. Pixley, drummer.

Major musicians: Wm. Smith, T. S. Rude, J. A. Elliott, Thos. Blakley, Edwin Shill, Jon Lowns, Fred Fay, C. A. Truesdell, J. Waldsmidt, Thos. Welch, B. I. Wells, R. Hite, R. C. Nicholson.

H. H. Siverd is appointed Commissary of Subsistance and will be obeyed and respected accordingly.

C. E. STEUVEN, Col. Com=d.

H. L. WELLS, Adj=t.


Winfield Courier, July 20, 1882.

Notice. The Republicans of Dexter Township will meet at the Dexter Schoolhouse Thursday, July 27, 1882, at 2 o=clock p.m., for the purpose of electing delegates to attend the county convention at Winfield, August 5th. Also delegates to the representative convention at Burden, August 10th.

J. V. HINES, Chairman Committee.


Winfield Courier, July 20, 1882.

Shenneman Lightning-Proof. During the storm Monday afternoon the residence of A. T. Shenneman was struck by lightning and the north end considerably shattered. Mr. Shenneman was in the room at the time, but was only stunned a little. His wife was in another room and did not feel the shock. The room was filled with dust and smoke. It is consoling to feel that one is lightning proof in these times of thunder and lightning.

Winfield Courier, July 20, 1882.

Notice. The Cowley County Agricultural and Horticultural Society will receive bids at the COURIER office on the 29th day of July, 1882, for the privilege of keeping eating houses, ice cream, and lemonade on the grounds of said Society during the fair. The bids may be made to include all, or may be separately for each.

W. A. TIPTON, President.

T. A. BLANCHARD, Secretary.


Winfield Courier, July 20, 1882.

The Annual School Meeting.

Will be held Thursday, August 10, 2 o=clock p.m. At that time a clerk should be elected for three years, and vacancies should be filled. Taxes for school purposes should be levied, and districts should take steps for fall and winter schools, and for putting trees around school property. The County Superintendent has mailed all necessary blanks for use of school officers.


Winfield Courier, July 20, 1882.

General Order No. 6.

There will be a meeting of all the officers of the regiment at the COURIER office in Winfield on the 26th of July at 1 p.m., 1882, and every officer that can is urged to be present to perfect the arrangements for our march at Topeka in September.

C. E. STEUVEN, Col. Com=d.

H. L. WELLS, Adj=t.


Winfield Courier, July 20, 1882.

DIED. On July 18, 1882, at 10 o=clock p.m., Sarah Gertrude, daughter of E. S. And Ella J. Bedilion, aged 9 years. The funeral was held from their residence, corner 11th Avenue and Fuller Street, at 4 o=clock p.m., July 19th.


Winfield Courier, July 20, 1882.

A Free Lecture. Friday night, in the Baptist Church, Dr. Geo. W. Hoss, of Topeka, will address the teachers and citizens. Turn out and hear a good lecture.


Winfield Courier, July 20, 1882.

Home Lunch. Mrs. Gilson will resume her position behind the counter at the Home Lunch August 1, 1882.


Winfield Courier, July 20, 1882.




Winfield Courier, July 20, 1882.

Council Proceedings.


Council met in regular session, Mayor M. G. Troup in chair.

Roll called: Present, Councilmen Read, Gary, and Wilson, City Attorney and Clerk.

Minutes of last meeting read and approved.

Petition of W. E. Tansey and 51 others asking that steps be taken to have the weeds and grass growing along the sidewalks and crossings cut down and removed, was read. On motion the Marshal was instructed to have the weeds removed where most needed, with road work.

The Street Commissioner made a report showing the names of 112 jurors whose road tax had been paid by work upon the streets. Filed.

A. G. Wilson, city weighmaster, submitted a report of the business of his office from March 18th to June 29th, 1882, which was placed on file.

On motion of Mr. Gary the resolution relating to guttering Main street between 7th and 10th avenue, and the remonstrance against the same were referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys and the City Attorney with instructions to investigate the matter and report at the next meeting of the City Council by ordinance if necessary.

Mr. Seeley made a statement with reference to the fine imposed upon his son, F. D. Seeley, for carrying concealed weapons. Referred to the City Attorney.

The City Weighmaster presented the certificate of County Clerk of the test of his scales. Filed.

The Committee on Streets and Alleys were instructed to buy a scraper.

On motion Council adjourned to meet on Monday evening July 24th, 1882.

M. G. TROUP, Mayor.

Attest: DAVID C. BEACH, City Clerk.


Winfield Courier, July 20, 1882.



Winfield Courier, July 20, 1882.


EDS. COURIER: In regard to this office let me say a word or two. Much has been written and printed in favor of different candidates, while but little has been said concerning the demands of the office. This office, next to the office of sheriff, calls for nerve, decision, energy, resolution, inflexible principles, successful experience, education, and growing mind. The schools of the county, the teachers, and people want all these qualifications for one thousand dollars a year. What candidate has the most of these qualities to offer to the people? Last fall a young man came into district No. 50, and secured the school. He taught primary, intermediate, and advanced classes with marked success. He was skillful in handling uncouth and rough boys, successful in opening the minds and awakening the interests of the little folks. He was able to deal vigorously with knotty questions that came up in school. He created an interest in music and he laid the foundation of a good school library. He was earnest, untiring, devoted, industrious in all his labors, leaving nothing undone that would advance the school and help along the pupils and people with hom he was laboring. That teacher was Thomas J. Rude, a candidate for the position of County Superintendent. If the people want that applicant who can do the mostt good to the greatest number, who will make himself felt in every school district in Cowley County, who will be equal for any and all emergencies, who is rising, building, growing as all true teachers should be, let them take Thomas J. Rude and they will never be disappointed. I know the man and most heartily endorse him. M. W.

District No. 50, Vernon Township.


Winfield Courier, July 20, 1882.

For the COURIER.

Our Lady Superintendent.

Most people in the county are only acquainted with Mrs. Caton through her essays, addresses, and general good reputation. I wish they one and all knew her personally. I would not have the least doubt of her nomination. She combines all the qualifications of an efficient officer with the graces of a true lady. Her ability to work is marvelous, displaying an energy and power of endurance which has been the wonder of all who know her. When I hear the weak complaints of those who fear her opposition, that she cannot endure the work of visiting all the schools in the county, or that she will not be able to brave the wintry weather, I cannot help but smile as I recall how for years she has successfuly managed her school with an average daily attendance of eighty little ones, and at the same time attended to her family cares, doing all her own housework, and providing for the sants of her husband and children. Besides this she has during this time taken an active part in the social world as well, writing essays, delivering addresses, furnishing music, and frequently training others for a similar service. Do you after reading these few lines still doubt her ability or want of energy to carry out this work?

It is my candid opinion that she will work all around any male candidate in the field. Then her health is simply splendid. Mrs. Caton has not been absent from her school a single day since teaching in tthis countty, and what is more, although it will not have much weight with any except teachers, she has never in all that time been tardy, either at her own school or while attending Normal. Her example of punctuality is ver commendable. . . .



Winfield Courier, July 20, 1882.

Otter Items.

EDS. COURIER: Ourr list of haps and mishaps is full as ordinary this week.

C. R. Myles has been dangerously prostrated by a very prevalent trouble pronounced by Dr. Hawkins and other physicians to be heart disease. Mr. Nelson, who has been in a critical situation for some time with the same affection, is but little improved. Dr. Hawkins has attended these cases with commendable credit to himself.

DIED. Daniel Kautz lost his little girl a few days ago with cholera infantum. This is a deep bereavement to one of our most worthy neighbors, and he and his family may rest assured of the sincere sympathy of our community.

Uncle George Hosmer has sold his interest in the thresher with which he was connected, to Phil Belveal, who has removed to Winfield. And still our neighbors are going to the county seat.

There has lately arisen a lamentable disaffection in the household of our friend, James Patterson. Mrs. Patterson, whose adult son arrived lately from Arkansas, rose up in her flaming displeasure one morning and moved grandly away in the direction of her native rocks, never more to stand as the golden flower of loving felicity upon the mantle of our old friend=s affections. Jim did not suicide, however, nor do anything rash. He only remarked that it was a rather queer Acircumstance.@

John Bartgis, who went to Arizona last spring, writes a friend that he is in Dodge City waiting for something to turn up.

John Hefner is driving a team in Pueblo. Good luck to the boys.

Dan Ramey, an adopted Jay-hawker fresh from Indiana, took a wagon trip over the country to Winfield a few days since. He agrees to send his impression back to the folks in Hoosierdom.

The cattle over on the old Hocket range are in superb condition.

Mr. Hines, from over the line, has the boss yield of wheat.

Uncle Johnny Conady has about 25 acres of fine sugar cane this year, and is getting ready for Abiz.@ He is an experienced grower and syrup maker, and intends to show the folks a trick by which they may profit.

Our celebration at Cedarvale was just immense. We had the largest attendance in Chautauqua County, while Hon. Ben Henderson addressed the people with an effect which will not be forgotten before the month is ended.

BIRTHS [?]. Later. AGeorge Ann@ Pierce has just raised a duplex Waltham watch.



Winfield Courier, July 20, 1882.


[Item placed on fourth page.]

Arkansas City is the second city in size in Cowley County, and is the center of trade for the southwest portion of the county. The section of country tributary to her cannot be excelled in the state of Kansas, taking in as it does the valleys of the Arkansas, Walnut, and Grouse, with a portion of the valley between the Walnut and Arkansas, all first-class land. This surrounding country is now thickly settled with enterprising farmers who are making permanent improvements. The three streams afford sufficient timber for all present use, and the country abounds in stone of every variety from water-lime to limestone. Stone as hard as flint and stone that can be cut with a common saw, but hardens sufficiently with exposure to make first-class building rock. This section has fully tested all the cereals with uncommon success. Small fruits and grapes ripen to perfection, and so far have been remarkably free from disease. Peaches budded and seedlings have known but few failures since the first bearings. The apple orchards have come into bearing to a sufficient extent to demonstrate that all the leading varieties that have been tested in the older settled portions of the state will succeed here. Such is the country surrounding the city, and from such a country it is easy to predict that it will be a good feeder for steady and enduring trade.


Is situated upon the divide which separates the Walnut and Arkansas Rivers, and no finer site can be found in the State of Kansas. The land gently sloping to either river, the first rays of morning come gleaming over the Walnut, and the last rays of the setting sun dance in beauty over the waters and through the leafy trees on the banks of the Arkansas.

In addition to the beauty of the town site, the city is so located (being only four and one-half miles from the Territory line) that the ranche trade and the trade of the agencies centere here. The ranche trade alone amounts to over one hundred thousand dollars a year, while the agency trade is continually increasing. Not only in location, but in material for building does the city excell. In every direction within one mile of the city are inexhaustible quarries of building stone. Brick of the finest quality are made on the town site, lime is burned within a short distance of the city, and sand procured within one-half mile. The progress of the city has been steady from the beginning. One log hut in 1871; forty business houses and two hundred dwellings in 1882.

[ONE LOG HUT IN 1871????]


In churches Arkansas City is well represented, Presbyterians and Methodists having three fine church buildings and a large membership. The Baptist, free Methodists, and Christians have organizations and expect to build. In schools and school buildings she has always taken the lead having now the finest school building in southern Kansas, and is making preparation to erect two more when the larger building will be made a first class graded school, giving facilities for education found in but few cities in Kansas.


All kinds of business are well represented and doing well with room for more. Two banks. Three first-class dry goods establishments, in rooms twenty-five by one hundred feet, are doing a large business; eleven groceries, part of them carrying large stocks; two clothing; four drug stores; two jewelry establishments; four hardware; three restaurants; four livery stables; one bakery; one harness shop; two agricultural and implement stores; one real estate; and two law offices make up the business of the town. In addition to this are three mills with a capacity for grinding twelve hundred bushels of wheat per day, and a foundry and machine shop for casting and machinery repairs.


The city is at present the terminus of the A. T. & S. F., has now three trains a day. The A. T. & S. F. Will move on down the river to Ft. Smith and Little Rock as soon as the right of way can be secured. It will be found by looking at the map that a straight line from this place strikes the main line of the A. T. & S. F., at Ft. Dodge, which will shorten the main line fifty miles and will put Arkansas City on the main line from the Mississippi to the Pacific. Another line is projected and partly built, which will follow the southern line of the state, and must strike this place as it moves west.


In regard to manufactures the city rightfully claims first rank, having the finest improved water power in the State of Kansas.

This improvement made by the AArkansas Water Power Company,@ has already involved an outlay of over one hundred thousand dollars, and consists of a race connecting the Arkansas River with the Walnut River, the race being three miles in length and sixteen feet at the bottom, and thirty-two feet at the top in width, giving a fall of twenty-one and one-third feet, with present capacity for driving machinery to the amount of seven hundred horsepower, and provision made to enlarge to double the amount at any time it may be required. The company have a well constructed dam over the Arkansas four feet in height, which has been sufficiently tried by the floods to give confidence in its permanency. The mason work at the head and tail gates is massive and solid, and constructed in a first-class manner. The company have secured the erection by experienced men of two fine millsCone in operation with a capacity of six hundred bushels of wheat per day and large improvements for making fine flourCnow known to the trade. This mill embodies a cost of over twenty-five thousand dollars and has been in constant operation since its completion. A first-class stone mill has also been erected and is now about ready for operation. The company are also negotiating for the erection of a cotton mill by an eastern party of experience. As an additional attraction to the city a company has been formed, the lots purchased, and the money raised, for the erection of a public hall seventy-five by seventy-five feet, eighteen foot story and three store rooms and basement beneath, to be furnished in the latest style.


Last, but not least, comes a question of grave importance to all parties seeking a new location. Situated as Arkansas City is upon a rolling knoll with constant breezes and no stagnant water in any direction, it accounts for the fact that her people can claim an immunity from disease that is found in very few localities in the state. Further than this, as a point favorable to the health of the city, is the fact that pure, living water can be found at a reasonable depth in all parts of the city. In addition to this, the city has inaugurated a system of water works which can be increased with its growth, by which water is raised by machinery to the highest point on the town site and distributed by pipes throughout the city, making a plentiful supply of water for use and a complete safeguard against fire.

Strangers desiring to settle will find a pleasant, sociable people ready to extend the hand of friendship and make them perfectly at home.


Winfield Courier, July 27, 1882.


Dad speaks of a Asly coon@ which is coming down the Timber Creek, meaning third-partyism. We don=t think the coon very dangerous, but even a small coon will always do some hurrt. He always pretends to be the farmers= best friend and a few of them are green enough to believe him, but he will forage on their corn fields all the same. Better shoot him and stretch his hide on a barn. We would rather see a competing railroad coming down the valley of Timber Creek than a dozen coons with Sam Wood in the lead.


Winfield Courier, July 27, 1882.


The Hon. S. N. Wood, popularly known as ASam Wood,@ was in this county last Thursday and made a three hours speech in Richland and another at Winfield in the evening. His speech was wonderfully smart and witty, often convulsing the house with laughter, but it was a strange and uncongrouous mixture of sound sense and nonsense; facts and fictions; truth and falsehood; sound argument and sophistry; republicanism and greenbackism; so mixed and compounded together that few could separate the false from the tree; the good from the bad; and many doubtless were compelled to swallow the whole together or reject the whole batch.


Winfield Courier, July 27, 1882.


The various railroad freight agents have had a meeting in Chicago and have agreed upon an advance of freight rates. The advance on wheat from Chicago to New York is five cents per 100 pounds, raising the rates to 30 cents; from the Missouri River to Chicago, it will be 27 cents, making 57 cents from Kansas City to New York, and if we add 18 cents from Winfield to Kansas City, it makes 75 cents from Winfield to New York, or the equivalent of 45 cents per bushel. To this add 10 cents for elevator fees, waste, commissions and stealings, and the farmer gets 55 cents less than is paid for it in New York.

The patent object of this movement is to reap a big profit from the tremendous crop of wheat raised in Kansas and the west this year. This move will take from the farmers of this state a million of dollars for increased freight rates on wheat alone, $25,000 of which will be from the farmers of this county. Added to this the advance on other commodities would double the total amount and this at a time when the great railway thoroughfares between here and New York are making large dividends and ought to have reduced the rates as much as they have advanced them.

It is time that these matters were regulated on just principles. As it is evident that this state cannot reach but little of the extortion, congress should take the matter in hand and do what it can do to prevent unjust charges for freight and fares. Our senators and representatives should be instructed in this matter and will no doubt do what they can to carry out the express wishes of their constituents.


Winfield Courier, July 27, 1882.


The Democratic platform on which our neighbor has mounted is: AFirst, a thorough revision and reform in our tariff system that robs the people of not less than five hundred millions annually.@ ASecond, a thorough reform in our civil service, or a complete rooting out of bossism and machine rule.@ AThird, the improvement of the great natural, national highways of commerce, the Mississippi and Missouri rivers.@

This is the most sensible Democratic platform we have seen and two-thirds of it seems to have been invented by the Republicans of the present congress who, against the opposition of the Democrats, have organized a commission of tariff revision which will work at the matter during vacation, and have appropriated twelve millions for the improvement of the two rivers. Is not that enough for one year? And then how does the tariff rob the people of five hundred millions when only one-third of that amount is collected by it? The second plank means reforming Republicans out and Democrats in, which Republicans may not indorse quite so heartily. Then again, how are you going to root out bossism. John Martin and two or three others boss the Democrats of this state who do just as they say and how can you help it? Sam Wood bosses all the Greenbackers and the Telegram will not be able to prevent it.


Winfield Courier, July 27, 1882.



Winfield Courier, July 27, 1882.


Arabi Pacha is still on the war path but keeps well out of the way of the British guns.He has caused the assassination of great numbers of Europeans, has cut off the water supply of Alexandria, and done great damage to the Suez canal. He now threatens an attack on Alexandria. The British government waited so long for the Turkish government to put down Arabi that they lost the opportunity to use him up before he recovered from the effects of his defeat, but are now sending troops and France is cooperating.


Winfield Courier, July 27, 1882.


Some persons object to the Hon. James McDermott as a candidate for Representative, that he is proud, self-sufficient, domineering, does not go out and work for his nomination, and is therefore unpopular. The charges are true to the extent that he usually has something to do and his mind on his business so much so that he does not always notice those whom he meets and is not found on the street corners gassing with the boys; that he is self-reliant, and thinks the conclusions he has arrived at after earnest thought and investigation are correct, and that he is quite sensitive about soliciting support for himself. But he has done stalwart work in the support of the candidacy of others, and when you get down to the facts, he is a very genial, warm-hearted, entertaining companion. No one questions his ability, his intensity [? NOT SURE WHAT WORD THEY INTENDED HERE?] to the interests of this district and county. No one questions his stalwart Republicanism or his devotion to prohibition. All concede that he is the strongest and most influential man we can send and will do us the best service in the important matters that will come before the next Legislature. All concede that he has the nerve and sand to do the right thing in spite of all opposition, to attack the railroad power, the rum power, or any other power that ought to be attacked; that he would be a power in the Legislture. We cannot but be aware that the most bitter opposition to him comes from those who are the most bitter enemies of prohibition.


Winfield Courier, July 27, 1882.


ARegrets will be universal among our readers who know Wm. B. Strong, president of the Atchison and Santa Fe railway, to learn that he is probably slowly dying in Boston from a cancerous disease of the eye. Reports ffrom him are so discouraging as to make his recovery little more than barely possible, and the probabilities are that his disease, which is located in such close proximity to the brain, will prove fatal. It certainly will so prove if the trouble is a cancer, and this is what has been feared from the outset. Mr. Strong underwent a heroic operation for the removal of the tumor in which the disease first made its appearance, which shows the critical character of the case, since no Boston surgeon to whom Mr. Strong would be likely to intrust it would perform such an operation on his eye without doing it as a dernier resort. A special telegram says that while his recovery is possible, it is regarded as doubtful. Omaha paper.@


Winfield Courier, July 27, 1882.


The position of the COURIER on the matter of School Superintendent has been and is, to give all the candidates a hearing through our columns and be the partisan of neither. We would readily, however, dispute and correct any story injurious to the candidacy of either if we knew it to be untrue. In order to contradict some things which have been said against Mrs. Caton=s candidacy, we here assert:

That she is and always has been in full and intelligent sympathy with the Republican party and the Union cause; that she when a mere girl worked enthusiastically for the relief of Union Soldiers; that her father was a commissioned officer in the Union army, an earnest friend and supporter of Abraham Lincoln and lived and died an enthusiastic Republican; that her husband and his father were Union soldiers for four years in the war and did brave service and suffered much for the Union; that her husband enlisted at the age of thirteen and has since the war been a warm Republican, always voting the straight Republican ticket and never voted any other. We will add that she is a sensible woman and does not make any of the remarks disparaging our public school system which have been attributed to her.


Winfield Courier, July 27, 1882.


England has sent 5,000 mules to Egypt. Wonder if they mean to kick Arabi Pasha and his 6,000 troops out of the country?


Winfield Courier, July 27, 1882.

Prairie Grove.

EDS. COURIER: Harvest is past and a broad smile is on every farmer=s face. Threshing is going on at a lively rate; 4 steamers in sight humming away to the tune of 30.40 bushels per acre. The late rains insure an enormous corn crop to follow. Truly our prophecy is being made sure that this year is the AYear of Jubilee@ for Cowley. Fruits of all kinds are insuredCespecially peaches and apples. By the way, I see by the COURIER that Fairview Township is the banner township for corn. Cattle and sheep are doing finely on the range. The Vets of Fairview are getting ready for the reunion at Topeka Sept. Next. I would like to see every old soldier take a vacation of one week and take in the State Fair and Reunion Sept. 11th to 16th.

Coal has been discovered 2 miles northwest of Floral on J. G. Anderson=s farm. The vein is some 60 feet below the surface. He is now confined to his bed with a fever. Upon his recovery he will no doubt prospect further. He is strong in the faith that good coal is beneath, but in what quantities he has not been able to ascertain.

Politics are at fever heat and we see no good reasons why A. Limerick, E. Bedilion, and Judge Gans will not sail safe into the harbor. Truly they are faithful, honest, and competent. What more do we want?

Misses Fannie and Hattie Pontius are attending the Normal.



Winfield Courier, July 27, 1882.

New Salem Proceedings.

Back from the snow capped mountains, or rather from the valleys, of Colorado come the Misses Buck to their home in sunny Kansas. They will choose our green prairies in preference to the golden hills. How gladly we welcome them back to our little circle.

Mr. C. C. Chapell has gone to New Mexico. May his return bring health, wealth, and happiness with it. Mr. Sutton and son also intend to leave us next week.

The home of Mrs. Watt is quite an aviary, as they have red birds, canaries, parrot, etc.

Mr. Mee has been badly afflicted with rheumatism, but is able to be out at present.

Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Hook were the guests of Mrs. Dalgarn one day last week.

Messrs. Causey and Walker marketed quite a quantity of blackberries this season.

ADan,@ of Floral, was in Salem looking for berries or something else sweet last week.

Miss Etta Dalgarn will be absent for a few weeks.

Messrs. McMillen and Hoyland are putting up new granaries.

Mr. Hitrick threshed last week.

Mr. Edgar has decided to remain in this vicinity.

Mr. Wm. Wells is very sick. Dr. Phelps is attending him.

There will be a social for the benefit of the Sunday school at J. W. Hoyland=s on Friday evening, July 28th, and all are invited to come and have a social time and their supper for the small sum of 10 cents.

The latest lively time that quite a number from here participated in was the picnic, or rather the AGreenback@ convention, on Timber Creek. The McEwen brothers had a load of youthful beauties and spirits drawn by six prancing steeds. Their load favored the audience with several glee songs, also with martial music. Mrr. Coffee had a load of misses mostly fixed up with greenback caps, or caps alike, to represent their party, we presume. They sang a song about AGreenbacks Forever.@ Mr. J. J. Johnson escorted Mr. Wood and others to the train. Olivia did not sing nor make a speech, but did full justice to the excellent dinner, for quite a number ate dinner together. You would see a table made by pushing several seats together, then the snowy table cloth covered the rude planks, and they fairly ggoraned beneath the weight of viands. There were speakers from abroad, but I did not hear very much of the speeches, and I am no convert to the Greenback party. Our present kind of money is Aplenty good for me,@ as the old German said when eating cake in place of bread. Passing the bread to him, he said, ANo, tank you; dis is plenty goot for me.@ Well, I don=t intend to think any less of friends and neighbors on account of APolly Ticks.@ I enjoyed the picnic quite well, for it=s pleasant to receive a smile of recognition here, see a hat tipped to you yonder, have your hand taken in the warm clasp of friendship, be petted and flattered by lady frieends and, as long as we think it all genuine, it=s pleasing to our vanity. Among the smiling faces and hearty shakers, the local editor of the COURIER took rank. But among a large concourse of smiling faces we know not how many heartaches there are, and how often we see some bright eye looking but in vain for the familiar countenance of some loved but absent one. But enough picnic for the present.

Mr. Gledhill has gone to Illinois.

Mrs. La Foon, we understand, has gone to Missouri on a visit.

DIED. Mr. and Mrs. Buck were called to the home of their daughter, Mrs. Goforth, on the 16th to witness the last struggle of Earl, their bright, beautiful, and only grandchild. The poor little one suffered intensely, and his parents and loving friends are almost wild with grief. He has gone home to the garden of the Lord, where the chill frost of death is never feared. There he will dwell in peace and happiness and never suffer pain, and in silence he draws the thoughts of the mourning ones to God and heaven. Will the death angel bring peace and happiness to all our hearts when he comes to snatch us from the warm embrace of earthly friends?

Dear friends, I am tired, ill, and sad hearted, so I will be excused, if you please, from a longer chat.

Faithfully thine, OLIVIA.


Winfield Courier, July 27, 1882.

Glen Grouse News.

EDS. COURIER: Knowing of no correspondent for your valuable paper in this part of the county, I assume the responsibility. Situated, as we are, in the northeast part of the county and the farthest point from the AHub,@ few Winfieldites seem to know of our existence, except perhaps the political candidate. The facts are, however, we are here and the upper Grouse is blooming.

Our corn prospects are better than at any time since 1875, and our farmers and stock men are correspondingly happy.

Cutting millet is the order of the day. A large acreage was sown with good results. Potatoes and vegetables are abundant.

Mr. T. M. Axford has the finest lot of sheep I have seen in this section.

Garnett & Turner=s herd of native steers are doing well under the management of Uncle Johnson Reddick.

Etiquette here (among some) seems to require that when a young man shall take his best girl to the Fourth, the old gent shall go along as Abodyguard.@

BIRTH. Born to the wife of John Stewart, a boy. John is happy.

BIRTH. Born to the wife of Boyd Ashworth, a girl. Boyd, we have not smoked with you for some time.

Mr. Pomeroy has moved into his new house.

Wm. Bradley, who has been very sick at the house of Mrs. Majors, at present writing is improving.

Mrs. Rilla Day, of Sedalia, Missouri, is on a visit to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Kingsbury.

I will tell you something in my next about Bob Annett. More anon.

July 18th. COMSTOCK.


Winfield Courier, July 27, 1882.

Dexter=s Brass Band.

EDITOR COURIER: The concert given by the Dexter Brass Band came off on Saturday evening, July 22, pursuant to advertisement. The evening was very fine, and the attendance was large. The band, though having been playing but two months, performed its part with credit both to themselves and their teacher, Mr. Smith, and showed to their patrons that they were boys possessing more than ordinary ability. The citizens of Dexter have good reason to be proud of their organization, as it is not often that there is enterprise or ability in rural communities to organize or maintain a good band. The writer of this had the honor of participating in the exercises, and considers it but just to say that it is seldom that anyone can look upon an audience possessing such intelligence, culture, and good looking young ladies as the vicinity of Dexter. The writer extends his sincere thanks to the citizens for their kindness and hospitality, and subjoins his best wishes for the welfare of citizens and band. The net proceeds were about $35. R. B. HUNTER.


Winfield Courier, July 27, 1882.


The creamery project is still hanging fire.

Money to loan on personal security, over Post Office. H. G. FULLER.

Mr. A. Herpesch has arrived and will receive his merchant tailoring stock in a few days.

Shenneman=s fine jack died Monday. This was one of the finest animals in the country.

T. K. Johnson is at home again, this time to stay. He has sold his interest in the Durango store.

Dr. Jones has opened a dentistry office over Hudson=s new building and has fitted it up nicely.

C. A. Bliss left for Chicago Tuesday and will be absent a couple of weeks on business and pleasure combined.

C. G. Smith, the talented gentleman who has favored the COURIER readers with notes of his travels in Arizona, has returned.

Mrs. Carrie Rennick, who is an inmate of the Insane Asylum at Topeka, is very ill and it is not expected that she will live many days.

C. W. Armstrong and wife, of Bellaire, Ohio, are here visiting with S. L. Gilbert, and enjoying the health-invigorating breezes of Cowley.

Winfield Courier, July 27, 1882.


The object of the reading by Mr. Will Colgate at the Baptist Church on next Tuesday evening is to obtain means to buy books for the Sunday school.

The track at the fair grounds will soon be ready for driving, and the bridge will be finished this week. The managers are pushing things along rapidly.

J. L. Horning has purchased the Simpson & Fowler elevator and will go into the wheat market soon. J. L. will make things boom in the grain business.

Zack Whitson threshed fifteen acres of his wheat Monday and got 44-1/2 bushels to the acre. He also threshed three acres of oats and got 238 bushelsC79-1/2 bushels per acre.

The ANational Greenback Labor Party@ holds its county convention in Winfield on Saturday, August 19th, to nominate county officers and send delegates to the state convention.

We received a very pleasant call this week from Mr. A. G. Souther, of St. Louis. He is one of the brightest young men we have met, and is making rapid strides in the commercial world.

Gen. A. H. Green has been very ill with neuralgia of the head for the past week. Sunday his condition ws pronounced dangerous, but he is now out of danger and growing rapidly better.

In noticing the meeting of the officers of the Regiment of Old Soldiers last week a mistake was made in the slate. The meeting will be held at the COURIER office Saturday, the 29th, instead of the 26th.

The band boys are practicing most every evening, and are progressing finely. They entertained the customers at Billy Impson=s on Tuesday evening with several choice selections. Go in boys.

Cal Swarts was up from the city Monday trhing to negotiate for a position on the right-hand side of the elephant circus day. If he gets here early enough, he can get in by carrying hay to the camels.

L. B. Joliff is arranging to start a confectionery and lunch counter in the building now being occupied by the Star Bakery. Jolliff will make the lunch business lively and will have a good business from the start.

Mr. Chas. Votaw, who purchased several tracts of land in Vernon Township last fall, has come on with his family and they are now residents of Cowley. Mr. Votaw made us a very pleasant call Saturday and is well pleased with the country and its prospects.

Mr. L. C. Trobridge, an old army chum of J. C. McMullen, called on us Tuesday and entertained us with stories of the campaigns in the South. He is now in the arts of peace, and looking up business for the Silver Plate Manufacturing Company, of Aurora, Illinois.

The music before the reading at the Baptist Church Tuesday evening by Mr. Will Colgate will consist of a greeting glee by choir, solo by Miss Lotta Caton, duet by Messrs. Cairns and Bowles, instrumental overture by Messrs. Leffingwell and Farringer, and will close with a solo and quartette by Mrs. Jewell.



Winfield Courier, July 27, 1882.

Our old correspondent, ACaesar,@ is home for a visit and made the COURIER a pleasant visit Tuesdday. He has recently been appointed Superintendent of printing at the State Agricultural College, a very responsible position. The honor is worthily conferred, for George F. Thompson is one of Cowley=s brightest boys.


Winfield Courier, July 27, 1882.

Mr. Ed. Allen brought in a load of his timothy hay Saturday, which attracted much attention. He has six acres and cut eighteen tons of the finest timothy hay. Tame grasses in Cowley are a success. Ed. is the first person who has ever marketed a load of tame grass in Winfield as far as we know.


Winfield Courier, July 27, 1882.

TAKEN UP by the undersigned one mile east of Winfield, on Wednesday, July 19th, a dark bay Texas mare, about 14 hands high, badly tick-bitten, about 14 years old, three white feet, small star in forehead, tender in front feet, branded with figure 4 on left shoulder and letter L on left hip. Owner can recover same by calling on E. M. Reynolds, near Winfield, and paying charges.


Winfield Courier, July 27, 1882.

Mrs. Lett, widow of Worden C. Lett, of Rock Township, was granted a back pension and last month received $785. Mr. Lett died in 1878, and for years agents have been trying to collect the claim. Finally it was put in the hands of Taylor Fitzgerald, who has prosecuted it vigorously and has finally succeeded in getting the widow her pension. Whatever may be said of Taylor Fitzgerald, he is one of the most energetic, tireless workers in the pension agency business and succeeds many times when others fail.


Winfield Courier, July 27, 1882.

Mr. and Mrs. Albro had quite a scare Saturday evening, over the loss of their team and buggy. They had driven to Mr. Shenneman=s and left the team standing near the rack. When they came out it was gone, and their first thought was that it had been stolen. Several persons started out and after a time the team was found at the barn, with the dog in the buggy and everything all right. They had merely got loose and walked home. The team is one of the nicest in the city and would be a sad loss to the owners.


Winfield Courier, July 27, 1882.

The musical entertainment given by Prof. Farringer=s music class at the Opera House on Monday evening was a very pleasant affair. At an early hour every obtainable seat in the hhall was occupied, and many were compelled to stand during the evening. The program was very interesting and all taking part rendered their performances in a manner that was not only an honor to themselves but a credit to their instructor. At the conclusion of the general program the class rendsered in full costume a number of the most popular songs from the opera of AThe Daughter of the Regiment.@ Their costumes were bright and attractive, and the excellent manner in which the music was rendered made this feature of the entertainment very interesting. The class was brought before the public in this musical soiree by Prof. Farringer for the purpose of showing the parents of pupils and others how his class was progressing. . . .


Winfield Courier, July 27, 1882.

The editor of the Douglass Index was attacked and considerably mashed up by a saloon keeper of that place last week. As usual in such cases, the saloon-keeper finds he hasn=t Amashed the machine,@ as the Index is after him warmer than ever. The man who takes exceptions to a newspaper squib and goes to lick the editor for it, does a very foolish thing. In nine cases out of ten, he finds he has barked up the wrong tree and retreats in as good order as circumstances will permit. Nothing is ever heard of the encounter. If he should be so unfortunate as to lick the editor, he had better open negotiations for a hole in which to hide his head. He will need one.


Winfield Courier, July 27, 1882.

We clip from the Delevan (Illinois) Advertiser, the following very complimentary notice of our new merchant tailor.

A. Herpich, who has been engaged in business here for the past twenty-five years, leaves next Monday to engage in the merchant tailoring business in Winfield, Kansas. Mr. Herpich is a straight-forward, clever, whole-soul gentleman, as well as an excellent tailor, and we are, therefore, sorry to part with him. But as he goes with the view of bettering his condition, we here bid him a cordial adieu, wishing him all the success imaginable. AFather@ John Carr, another of our worthy citizens, also goes to Winfield, to engage in the same business with Mr. Herpich. The family of Mr. Herpich will join him about August 1st.


Winfield Courier, July 27, 1882.

Mrs. J. E. Platter has a Night Blooming Cereus which has attracted much attention. Last Sunday night it put forth a magnificent bloom and a considerable number of admiring friends called to see the wonder. The waxy petals nearly six inches long formed a very large and bell-shaped flower of the grandest proportions, but in the morning it was Awithered and gone.@ But the plant was not discouraged and on Monday night it put forth another bloom of equal magnificence, which was visited by still larger numbers of admirers.


Winfield Courier, July 27, 1882.

Two of our boys visited the hub last Sunday. One of them got back the same night, but the other didn=t put in an appearance till the following morning. From appearances we should say, AProhibition does not prohibit in Winfield.@ Traveler.

There are some young fellows in Arkansas City and several in Winfield who are gaining an unenviable reputation for drunkenness and vice, but the fool killer will certainly come around before long.



Winfield Courier, July 27, 1882.

MARRIED. Mr. C. C. Rockwell and Miss Mary F. Reynolds, of Dexter Township, were married by the Probate Judge Monday afternoon. John Reynolds, uncle of the bride, was present, but came in a minute too late. From a remark he made, we judge the affair was somewhat of a surprise for him. The COURIER wishes the young couple a long life of prosperity and happiness.


Winfield Courier, July 27, 1882.

Prof. Marsh brought us last Saturday two onions raised from the seed this spring, which weigh one pound each. They are of the giant rocca variety, and are small yet to what they would become. Mrs. Lorry of Bolton Township has an acre of these onions, which will produce a considerable over 300 bushels.


Winfield Courier, July 27, 1882.

The Richland Township primary will be held at Summit Schoolhouse on Thursday, August 3rd, at 2 o=clock, to elect delegates to the County convention; also to elect delegates to the convention to be held at Burden August 10th, to nominate a candidate for representative. LEWIS STEVENS, Chairman.


Winfield Courier, July 27, 1882.

Nothing has yet been heard of the thieves who took four horses from Kinney and Raymond and a buggy, harness, and saddle from Hurd, last week. They left an old brown mare here which they had stolen near Wichita, and one of the thieves is a Wichita jail-breaker.


Winfield Courier, July 27, 1882.


This Post will meet in the Odd Fellows= Hall in Winfield Saturday evening, July 29th, at 8 o=clock p.m. By Order. T. H. SOWARD, Post Comd.


Winfield Courier, July 27, 1882.

Doctor P. J. Williams, the conductor of the Normal in 1881, will visit Winfield, Tuesday of next week. He would be glad to see any who think of going to the State University, with which institution he is now connected.


Winfield Courier, July 27, 1882.

Miss Hila Smith returned to her home, Summerville, Pa., Wednesday morning, after a two year=s residence in Winfield.


Winfield Courier, July 27, 1882.

The ACourier@ Cornet Band.

The boys have organized a new band under the leadership of Ed. Farringer, and have christened it the COURIER CORNET BAND. They are practicing diligently and propose to furnish some excellent music for the fair. The band is composed of our best young men and they seem disposed to make it what it should beCa first class organization. This band should receive the hearty encouragement of our citizens. We need a good band badly, and can afford to help the boys, financially. They need a hall for practicing, new music, uniforms, and other items of expense that must be made up outside of the organization. If they give their time, it is all that should be asked of them.


Winfield Courier, July 27, 1882.

Markets and Sales.

The wheat sales for the past eight days as furnished us by City Weighmaster Wilson are as follows: July 17, 612 bushels; 18, 474; 19, 491; 20, 707; 21, 625; 22, 1,498; 24, 863; 25, 464. Total for 8 days: 5,733 bushels.

Some oats have been marketed during the week, as follows:

July 22, 718 bushels; 24, 952; 25, 825. Most of the oats brought 30 to 33 cents per bushel.

Wheat is down owing mostly to the wet condition of the grain and its not having gone through the sweat. The highest sale Monday was at 73 cents and the highest Tuesday 71 cents, and the highest Wednesday, up to the time we go to press, is 69-1/2 cents. The prices will probably begin to recover the first of next week. Oats bring 30 to 33 cents. Corn 65 cents. No hogs are being marketed.


Winfield Courier, July 27, 1882.

The County Fair.

For some unexplainable reason this county, with the exception of one or two years, has been without a fair ever since its organization, and in this respect behind all the leading counties of the state. But this year a number of our best citizens, having the welfare of the county at heart, have taken this matter in hand, organized a fair association for holding a fair at Winfield this fall, and with unusual energy and increasing efforts, the management are rapidly getting everything arranged for one of the best ever held in the state.

The Association have been exceedingly fortunate in the selection of a location for holding the fair, which for natural advantages, convenience, and comfort has not an equal. The grounds are situated about one-half mile northeast of town on Timber Creek, and include about eighty acres of loose bottom land, including fifteen acres of the finest grove in the county, thus affording ample shade for the comfort of all who attend. The grounds are surrounded on three sides by Timber Creek, which will afford an abundance of water for all purposes, a feature so absolutely necessary for the success of an association of the kind. The directors are arranging for the erection of stalls, yards, and pews in sufficient numbers for the accommodation of exhibitors, which will be erected in a short time. The track, which is one of the best, is being put in good condition for use and the admirers of speed will be gratified to learn that several noted racers have already signified their intention to be here and compete for the liberal purses offered by the association for trotting and racing.

The premiums offered are very liberal and cover every article and product imaginable, so it is hardly possible for anyone to be without something to place on exhibition.

Now that this organization is a faact and the managers are doing their duty so faithfully and with such favorable prospects of success on their part, it is incumbent on the people of Cowley County to add to the success of the enterprise by giving it their liberal patronage. This county with its large population and superior natural advantages is in a situation to have the most successful fair this fall ever held in southwestern Kansas.

Let everybody turn out and assist in making our fair a success as a more worthy and necessary institution in a county of this size does not exist.

Nothing promotes competition or adds more to the social and material interests of a county than a well conducted and represented county fair such as this county is certain to have this fall.


Winfield Courier, July 27, 1882.

Anti-Monopoly Picnic.

We attended the Anti-monopoly rally at Baltimore last week. The day was pleasant, the people we met were most hospitable, and altogether we could hardly belive it was not a grand republican rally. The republicans certainly had a majority of the procession. The meeting was held in Cottingham=s grove, a very nice place, with Timber Creek running through it. We listened for an hour to a speech by Mr. Cole, an alleged candidate for Congress. He is a very pleasant gentleman butt makes a very poor speech. The speech was a good appetizer, and we did full justice to an excellent dinner furnished by Mr. and Mrs. Cottingham. After dinner Judge Tipton made the only speech that was made during the day. The Judge would be a successful stump speaker if he belonged to a party whose positions were even tenable. After Judge Tipton, the Hon. Sam Wood, better known over the state as ASlippery Sam,@ delivered his speech. Sam is still as voluminous as ever, and his howls for Athe poor, down-trodden farmer@ are loud and deep. Sam ought to be rewarded for his disinterested (?) Labors with something better than twenty-five cent subscriptions to his paper. On the way home we had the pleasure of taking tea at the home of Mr. and Mrs.

J. J. Johnson. They have one of the finest places in the county, and neither monopolies or lack of greenbacks worry them. Such farmers as J. J. Johnson are living arguments against Sam Wood=s doctrine.


Winfield Courier, July 27, 1882.

Our Schools.

The school board are showing commendable zeal in the manner in which they are improving the school grounds. The grounds are already graded and before school commences good and substantial walks will be laid to and around the buildings. The course of study will be revised and one year added to the High School Course. Superior advantages will thus be offered to all who may desire to gain a good educational foundation. Persons who expect to teach can have practical instruction in methods and gread work in the schools. The schools will open on the 18th day of September. Pupils living in the country who may desire to attend will do well to correspond with the Superintendent, E. T. Trimble.



Winfield Courier, July 27, 1882.

Soldier=s Reunion.

A meeting of the citizens of Arkansas City was held at I. H. Bonsall=s office on the evening of the 13th inst., to arrange for a Soldiers= Reunion to be held at that place at an early day. Committees were appointed to raise funds and complete arrangements. Capt.

J. B. Nipp is chairman of the organization, which insures active, hearty, and successful work. There is no reason why all the old soldiers in the county should not cooperate with the folks at Arkansas City and make their reunion a grand assembling of all the survivors of the late war in Cowley County. Such a gathering should be held this year, and, while we would like to see it held at the county seat, our people do not seem inclined to take hold and pull while the Arkansas City people want itt, and are going to work earnestly to boost it along. They may count on the COURIER for such assistance as it can lend toward making their reunion a grand success.


Winfield Courier, July 27, 1882.

The Premium Loaf.

The premium offered by Messrs. P. H. Albright & Co., for the first loaf of bread made of flour from this year=s wheat by a Cowley County farmer=s wife was captured last week by Mrs. S. W. Hughes, of Beaver Township, on July 15th. The loaf is still on exhibition at Messrs. Albright & Co.=s offfice, and the premium of five dollars has been paid.


Winfield Courier, July 27, 1882.

Running Again.

The affairs of the Tunnel Mills have at last been adjusted and the mill has opened up again and is running at full head under Lew Harter=s management. It will make a specialty of custom work, and farmers who bring their grain to the Tunnel Mills will get the best returns the wheat will give.


Winfield Courier, July 27, 1882.

Mrrs. Caton.

The people of Arkansas City have appointed a meeting in their schoolhouse on Monday evening next and have invited and urged Mrs. Caton to be present and give them a ten minute talk. She hesitates, but her firends say she must, and she will be present.


Winfield Courier, July 27, 1882.

Council Proceedings.


Council met in adjourned session, Mayor Troup presiding. Present: Councilmen Read, Gary, and Wilson, City Attorney and Clerk.

Ordinance No. 162, providing for the construction of a stone gutter on Main Street between 7th and 10th Avenues, was read, and on motion of Mrr. Read was taken up forr consideration by sections. Sections 1, 2, and 3 were adopted. On mottion to adopt as a whole, in its final passage, the vote stood as follows: Those voting aye were Messrs. Read, Gary, and Wilson; nays none, and the ordinance was declared adopted.

The Committee on Finance reported on clerk=s quarterly statements, and on reports of City Treasurer for months ending May 12th and June 15th, that they had examined the same and found them correct; also on bill of J. E. Conklin, for dirt $25.00, and of Winfield COURIER for printing, $28.50, that they found them correct and recommended payment.

On bill of Winfield Courant for printing $11.00, they recommended that it be allowed at $10.50. Reports adopted and warrants ordered drawn for the respective amounts.

Council adjourned.

M. G. TROUP, Mayor.

DAVID C. BEACH, City Clerk.


Winfield Courier, July 27, 1882.

DIED. Catharine A., wife of Peter Seacat. Born April 7th, 1828; died July 18th, 1882. Aged 54 years, 3 months, and 17 days.

Deceased was born in Virginia, and at the age of ten moved with her parents to Indiana, where she remained until 1872, when she removed with husband and family to Cowley County, Kansas. She was one of the first settlers of Cowley County. She leaves a husband, mother, nine children, and an innumerable host of friends to mourn her departure.

J. W. G.

[1872...does not make her one of the first settlers, in my opinion.]


Winfield Courier, July 27, 1882.


Pure blood Jersey Red Pigs for sale by James Foster of Vernon Township.

Wanted. Somebody to cut and stack 100 tons of hay immediately, also a man with team to plow. S. S. LINN.

Take your wheat, flax, oats, and castor beans tto G. B. Shaw & Co. Lumber yard before selling.

WantedC1500 Sheep. One thousand five hundred good grade ewes, for cash, in large or small lots. Good number, age, quality, and price. Address Wm. B. Wovherton, Arkansas City, Kansas. [Wovherton?? Could they mean Wolverton??]

For Sale or Trade. I have a farm of 160 acres, 90 acres in cultivation, 80 acres as good as first bottom, 50 apple trees, 100 bearing peach trees, cherry, plum, pear, apricots, and small fruit of every description, 35 aces in corn, 15 acres cane, 2 acres potatoes. Small house with cellar, good stone stable, good well of water, which I will sell cheap for cash or trade for real estate in any lively town in Cowley County. Winfield preferred. For particulars call on or address M. M. Scott, Cedar Ford, Kansas.


Winfield Courier, July 27, 1882.



Winfield Courier, July 27, 1882.


EDS. COURIER: Who doesn=t enjoy Saturday afternoon, especially when it is one of rest and pleasure; and as this one is my own, I shall remain at home and give you a few facts and fancies from our quiet vicinityCI say quiet, because everyone is busy at their respective duties, some working at and with the steam thresher helping it shell out and measure the bright golden grains that have been harvested, and that are so necessary to our physical want, while others are working equally as hard in the culinary department preparing the dainty and substantial dishes for the present, and looking foward to the near future, by canning and preserving the fruits for the winter. With the exception of richness, it would be quite a relief to have a little sensation of some kindCsuch as parties, picnics, and the like, for it seems as if all are of one mind on one subject, at least that of single blessedness, hence no weddingsCbut stop! We heard one young man remark that when he sold his wheat he intended to marryCwheat is the great stand for the farmer.

Some twenty of our neighbors attended the picnic at Arkansas City on the Fourth.

Mr. J. F. Martin has had the land fever for several days past, but is all right now, having purchased the adjoining 80 acre piece on the east of him formerly owned by Mr. Fahnstock.

[?Fahnstock? Or is it Fahnenstock?]

Mrs. Appleton and daughter, of Missouri, are now the guests of Mrs. P. [?F.] Thompson.

It is reported that a young man of our district has a pet snake almost three feet in length; we do not admire snakes although some do.

Mr. T. Carter has purchased a new family carriageCsee what wheat is doing.

Early one morrning of last week Mr. Craig was minus his mules; after canvassing the country until dark they were found at one of the neighbors.

A library for the Sabbath School and district is now being talked up.

Rev. Mr. Snyder has been absent for several weeks, but is expected home soon.

We heard, but doubt the assertion that Mr. T. Blanchard has his farm for sale.

Mr. Tom Isnogle was sick on the Fourth.

Mrs. McMasters is visiting at her old home in Illinois.

Mr. F. W. Schwantes has been selling off more of his swine.

We heard quite recently that Mr. Lou Roberts was expected home to remain butt a few daysCa load stone at valley brio for him.

With blackberries accompanies AChiggers@ for dessert and like AOlivia,@ we have plenty of the latter and to spare.

We have been having very growing weather lately and the prospect for a large yield of corn is indeed flattering. BOBOLINK.


Winfield Courier, July 27, 1882.


EDS. COURIER: Suffer me to intrude upon your space Aa few remarks.@

Grouse Creek is still alive and is in the ranks for everything that is noble and good. The people are kept pretty well posted in politics by the candidate. He seems to be a necessity or thinks he is, and judging by the amount of button noling and hand shaking and the great number in the field, we begin to think so too. We are more particularly interested in the coming man to represent the northeast district of the county, and this part of the districtt think J. D. Maurer is just the man. If he is elected, he will serve the people with freedom, fervency, and zeal. He is not only a sound Republican and a man who has fougght for his country, but is a temperance man also, and just at this time we want to look to our laurels in that direction. For Superintendent we want Mr. Albert. He is a man of ability and experience. Outside of the two above officers, we have not heard much expression from the people here.

We had a grand, good time at the celebration on the Fourth. The ADeclaration@ was ably declaimed by little Bobbie Scott. We had a short speech by Jas. McDermont, which was an able reminiscence of the early settlement and struggles of Grouse Creek. Then we had one of Judge Soward=s grand, loyal speeches in the afternoon; we had but one objection to its brevity. There was but one thing occurred to mar the beauty and pleasures of the day. The Dexter band agreed to dispense music for us and as they were new hands at the bellows, said they would not charge us anything; but we might give them something, if we wanted to, but on the morning of the Fourth afterr the people had asembled, they took advantage of our necessity and informed us that they would not stike a note unless we raise them $20. Now the amount is not what we look at but the manner in which they obtained it. One of the band is an aspirant for the Superintendency; but we fear if we elect him, he would get mad right in the midst of a normal, and wouldn=t play unless we raise him a bonus.

The farmers are rejoiced over the rain, which was just in time, and insures an abundant crop. Wheat generally in the stack and of good qualitty. Next week the sound of the mower will be heard and the haymakers will be busy. No other excitement at present. DIXIE.



Winfield Courier, July 27, 1882.


EDS. COURIER: Another sly coon has struck Baltimore; it came from the north and northwest, its course is down between the Republican and Democratic lines. Thus far it has done but little damage; only upsetting a few straggling ones that were not on their guard. It is headed down Timber Creek; lookout!

Mr. Geo. F. Thompson returned home to spend the vacation.

Mr. Wm. Jenkins and youngest son have gone to Kentucky on a visit.

Quite a heavy rain here on last Sunday, the dry weather prophets had better leave southern Kansas.

Crops of all kinds are looking well; stock is also doing fine.

There was a man from Ohio tthrough this part of the country looking for a home, and said that he was perfectly surprised to see so much improvement in such a new country in so short a time.

Now receive a little advice from a father. Make all you can out of your valuable paper between now and when the Greenback President is elected; then sell your press to some Greenback editory and buy you an orange grove and retire to your country home in good spirits, feeling that the battle has been fought and the victory won, and henceforth there is a crown of pride to be worn by every staunch Republican. DAD.


Winfield Courier, July 27, 1882.


EDS. COURIER: A gradual rain set in yesterday morning and continued without ceasing until ten o=clock, followed by showers interspersed from that time until evening. This gives us another corn crop, and makes the grass grow so that it will be in splendid condition for hay in the fall. Already contracts have been let for several hundred tons at $1.50 per ton delivered at the ranches.

The supply of oats will be large and will meet a ready market at the military posts south of us. A number of cattle driven in from Arkansas meet with ready sale at good profits to the first purchasers. There seems to be a mania for cattle this year, and many farmers are mortgaging their farms and borrowing money at ten percent to invest in cattle, claiming it pays fifty percent on the investment. More than two-thirds of the land sold in this section this year has been purchased by stock men for pasturage. The Territory south of this place is crowded with stock and more is coming in.

Most of the sheep men have sold their wool to local buyers at from 15 to 23 cents; yet some of the larger flock owners are holding to ship to Philadelphia. Mr. Pink Fouts has 10,000 pounds and Scott & Topliff about 8,000. C. M.



Winfield Courier, August 3, 1882.



Winfield Courier, August 3, 1882.


The new paper, the Grip, will be out on the first of the month. Of the many weekly paper ventures thus far inaugurated in Kansas City, this has by far the most promising outlook. The proprietors are men of experience, have capital, and the right kind of ability to make a paper that win its say from the start. K. C. Journal.

AOklahoma@ Payne has recently returned to Kansas from a visit to Washington. He was there told by the authorities what he might expect if he led another lot of invaders into the Indian Territory. Payne will probably now subside. He has lived off his dupes for several years. K. C. Journal.


Winfield Courier, August 3, 1882.

A CARD. Having made my announcement as candidate for the office of District Clerk too late to share an equal chance with the other candidates for that office, I hereby withdraw my name. Thanking my many friends, and the old soldiers in particular, for their endeavor in my behalf, with the assurance that favors shone me will not be forgotten. I will support the candidates nominated at the Republican convention, as a true Republican should.

Again, thanking my friends and comrades, I sign myself,

Very respectfully,



Winfield Courier, August 3, 1882.



Winfield Courier, August 3, 1882.


EDS. COURIER: After a year=s absence, and having traveled nearly six thousand miles, I again find myself in Cowley County, the fairest portion of the Empire State of the west.

On June 30th I left Colorado Springs for a tour over the D. & R. G. Railway, to the southwest. We went as far as Durango, then the terminus of that railway in southwestern Colorado, and distant from the above city 375 miles. On the way we made the ascent of the wonderful Veta Pass, and a hundred miles below Veta Pass we entered the still more wonderful Toltec Gorge, which in sublimity is equal to the greatest objects of scenic interest we have ever seen. Before reaching Durango we saw something of northern New Mexico, down into which the road dips in its passage through the mountains. On the 6th of July in company with a friend, we made the ascent of Pike=s Peak, enjoying lung expansion at a heighth of 14,326 feet, and in so rarified an atmosphere that eggs boiled 12 minutes are still soft. This is what the very obliging keeper of the Signal Station told us while we were drinking with him at his most earnest request a remarkably strong cup of coffee.

On the 9th inst., we left Colorado Springs for Kansas City. Here we find in a splendid business ou old friend, Jarvis, who has shown himself one of Kansas biggest brained, most energetic, sagacious, and cordial businessmen.

Left Kansas City on the 17th for home where having duly and safely arrived, we have been luxuriating among the best of friends, in a land favored of heaven beyond all others we have seen anywhere else at any time.

In conclusion, allow us to thank you for copies of the COURIER, which have been with us all along the line, and which paper we gladly pronounce after the fullest opportunities for comparison with other journals, Abright among the brightest.@

Yours truly,



Winfield Courier, August 3, 1882.

Correspondence of the Courier.

Topeka, Kansas, July 31, 1882.

The meeting of the survivors of the Wyandotte Constitutional Convention Saturday was attended by Hon. S. A. Kingman, who represented Brown County in the original convention; E. M. Hubbard, Doniphan County; C. B. McClellan, Jefferson County; L. R. Palmer, Pottawatomie; S. O. Thacher, Douglass; Jas. Bloam, Douglass; R. L. Williams, Douglass; Col. John Ritchie, Shawnee; E. G. Ross, Wabaunsee; J. C. Burnett, Bourton; and Col. John Martin, secretary. Senator Ingalls was also a member of the convention in 1859, but was not able to be present. B. F. Simpson, of Paola, sent his regrets. Maj. Gen. J. G. Blunt, who died in Washington about a year ago, was a delegate in 1859. J. M. Winchell, president of the convention in 1859 and delegate from Osage, went east at the outbreak of the war, was a war correspondent, and when he died four years ago was one of the editors of the New York Times. It appears that out of fifty-two who sat in the convention which framed the present constitution of the state, twenty-four are dead. Col. John Martin made an address, chiefly historical, which was both interesting and valuable. . . .

By agreement of the fair managers and the committee of thirty-eight veterans, the soldiers reunion has been changed from Saturday to Friday, the 15th day of September. Blaine will make his address on the fair grounds in the forenoon and the veterans will be admitted free. The address will be followed by a sham battle. . . .

Rations for the veterans during the soldiers reunion have been contracted for at 23 cents per ration.

Gen. John Pope, at Leavenworth, writes that he will accept the invitation of the committee to attend the reunion, and will be here accompanied by four or more of his staff officers. . . .

The state militia companies are offered $1,000 in prizes for a competitive drill during fair week. This will be an entertaining part of the immense programme prepared for that time. DIXIE.


Winfield Courier, August 3, 1882.

Baker for Representative.

EDS. COURIER: As you have put forth the qualifications of Mr. McDermott in an article in your issue of the 27th, we, the citizens of Tisdale Township, will speak to the Republicans of the 66th district through the columns of your paper, and put forth the qualifications of the Hon. J. S. Baker. He is a man that can be approached by anyone on any subject, is courteous and sociable with all; is a man that is quick to perceive ideas on any subject; a man of good ability and a man with the nerve to stand up for the interests of his district and to combat with the rings and lobbyists that infest our legislature. A man that will work in the interest of the farmers, and as he is a farmer, he can be relied upon. He is a life-long Republican, is and always has been a temperance man, and has the solid support of his own township.

Mr. Baker is a man of fine education and an old settler of the county; was here when the county was organized and not an office seeker. He did not solicit the position of Representative, but was urged to make the race by a host of his friends in Tisdale and other townships. The best recommend we have for him is that he is not onhly supported by Republicans at home but by all parties regardless of politics. We all feel that with Hon.

J. S. Baker in the legislature as Representative of the 66th district, our interests are in safe hands. CITIZEN TISDALE TOWNSHIP.


Winfield Courier, August 3, 1882.

The Dexter Hand vs. Dixie.

EDS. COURIER: We wish to correct a statement made by ADixie@ in your last issue in regard to the position taken by the Dexter Band at this place on the fourth of July, as it was calculated to mislead those of your readers who know nothing of the circumstances.

He says, AThe Dexter Band agreed to dispense music for us, and as they were new hands at the bellows, said they would nott charge us anything.@

It should have read: AThe Dexter Band agreed to furnish music for the small sum of fifteen dollars, but as they were a young band, we concluded that they were anxious to play and would play for nothing rather than not at all, so they were duly informed after having arrived on the grounds that they need expect nothing for their services.@

Now, after having agreed to give us fifteen dollars, could they reasonably suppose that we would submit to being trampled upon in that way? We, as a matter of course, informed them that we were not anxious to play, and that now, under the cirrcumstances, we would not play for less than twenty dollars. It was not the amount that we cared for, but we did not wish to encourage the principle of bulldozing that was manifested. Again he says: AOne of the band is an aspirant for the superintendency, but we fear if we elect him, he would get mad and not do anything unless we raised him a bonus.@ Now we wish to say, for the benefit of all concerned, that ADizie@ should take no part whatever in the Republican politics of the county, for he is on the other side of the fence, and further, that T. J. Rude had nothing to do with the action taken by the band in regard to their remuneration. Although it has been used against him by ADixie@ and some others, we wish it distinctly understood that we shoulder the responsibility of that action ourselves. The above correction is, we think, due the members of the Dexter Band and their friends for ADizie@ seems maliciously inclined.



Winfield Courier, August 3, 1882.



Winfield Courier, August 3, 1882.


Hay $2.50 per ton.

The Institute is booming.

Good cabbage is abundant.

New wheat is coming to town in considerable quantities.

The Baptist Sunday school has quite an extensive library.

Mr. S. S. Linn leaves today for Ohio on a short business trip.

The grape crop promises to be very prolific and early varieties are already in the market.

Mr. W. R. Suitor, of Newton, has accepted a position as salesman with M. Hahn & Co.

Winfield Courier, August 3, 1882.


The Methodists are holding services in the Opera House while their church is being repaired.

D. C. Beach has erected a very neat residence on his lots near the mounds, east Ninth Avenue.

Anyone who has a good buggy or phaeton for sale cheap can find a buyer at Sol. Burkhalter=s stable.

Mr. A. De Turk, of Pleasant Valley Township, was in the city Monday and looked over our fruit specimens.

Mr. A. Ray brought us in a quart of blackberries, the second crop grown on his vines this year. They were very fine.

Mr. G. D. Doran, of Oscaloosa, Iowa, came down last week and will spend a month looking after his property interests here.

Mr. D. W. Eastman, candidate for State Treasurer, accompanied by Mr. W. Ewing, both of Emporia, made Winfield a visit last week.

A paper mill at Oxford is among the probabilities. Its erection is being discussed by men who can comand the money needed in the enterprise.

Mr. Cramer, of Gardner, Kansas, was in the city Thursday, disposing of a part of his immense apple crop. He raised the Centennial premium apple.

Work was commenced on a new hotel at Geuda Springs last Monday morning. When completed the building will be 75 x 45 feet, and built of frame.

Judge Torrance has built a neat office near his residence and last week moved his fine library thereto. The Judge will now be Aat home@ when he isn=t away.

Prof. R. B. Quay, who has been in the city for the past few weeks in the interest of the American Organ Company, returned to Kansas City Saturday morning.

Anyone who has a first-class family horse can trade for a fine brood mare at Sol. Burkhalter=s. A young horse of quiet disposition and good carriage is what is wanted.

Mrs. Hughes, of Beaver Township, brought us in a couple of Damson plums Thursday. They were as large as peaches and are the first we have seen grown in Kansas.

Mr. R. Wellman, of Vernon Township, brought in a Asmoke house@ apple Friday, ten inches and a half in circumference. It was fully matured and of a beautiful color.

Messrs. Stafford and Weaver, of Kingman, Kansas, have 4,600 feeding weathers from three to six years old, which they wish to dispose of. They solicit correspondence.

Our Floral letter, which appears on the fourth page this week, should have been published last week. It was put in type, but was overlooked by the foreman in making up the forms.

The Archery Club held a meeting for target practice in the park last Thursday afternoon. A quorum of the club was present and the shooting was excellent. We shall publish the next score.


Winfield Courier, August 3, 1882.


Cal Swarts has purchased an interest in the Arkansas City Traveler and mounts the editorial tripod this week. Cal. Is one of Cowley=s brightest and best young men, and will give Stanley [STANDLEY] substantial assistance in keeping the Traveler up with the times.

Dumont Anderson left last Thursday for Leavenworth, his old home, where he will probably remain. His young friends gave a moonlight picnic in Riverside Park on the evening before he started in honor of his departure.

There was a basket meeting July 30th in J. R. Smith=s grove on Silver Creek, Rev. Lee, of the U. B. Church, presiding. Seventeen candidates were baptized. A large crowd was in attendance and the best of order prevailed.

The Maple Grove Sunday School has made arrangements to hold a grand picnic in Yount=s grove, four miles up Timber Creek, on Thursday, August 17. All surrounding schools have been invited, and a general good time is anticipated.

A great many complaints are being made by farmers about the rank growth of sunflowers along the roads. Road supervisors should look out for this as the statute imposes a heavy fine upon them for neglect to keep down the weeds on roadways.

Persons desiring the services of an auctioneer should see L. M. Trotter at the auction and feed stable on Ninth Avenue, or on the streets. He will auction sales anywher in the county at reasonable rates. Also will be found on the streets Saturdays.


Winfield Courier, August 3, 1882.

Judge Bard has purchased Mr. T. R. Bryan=s interest in the real estate business of Bryan & Harris. Messrs. Bryan & Harris have built up an excellent business during the time they have been at work, and in the change of firm it has fallen into good hands.


Winfield Courier, August 3, 1882.

Mr. J. O. Taylor arrived from Kentucky Thursday with two car loads of fine short horn and Jersey cattle. It is the finest lot of stock ever brought into this county. Rev. Platter has purchased one of the Jersey cows, and it will pay any lover of fine stock to get a look at her.


Winfield Courier, August 3, 1882.

While riding in the part Thursday afternoon, we came unexpectedly upon one of the most pleasant little picnic parties imaginable. A number of ladies and gentlemen and twenty or thirty happy, rollicking young folks were just sitting down to a most inviting banquet spread out under the trees. Against our very feeble protest, we were made one of the group, and enjoyed the feast hugely. It was a home picnic, given by Mrs. J. L. Horning in honor of her nieces, Misses Ella and Mariam Pierce, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, who have been visiting with her for the past ten weeks.


Winfield Courier, August 3, 1882.

Mr. J. D. Guthrie, of Bolton Township, has evidently had his share of poltical visits this year. Thursday a couple of gentlemen called to see him, and found him plowing in the field, accompanied by two of his little children. When the visitors drove up, the little boy was throwing clods. As soon as he caught sight of the buggy, he gathered a big clod, aimed fairly at the strangers, and fired, at the same time saying, ALet=s shoot the candidates.@ The little fellow evidently thought his father had had enough of that kind of thing.


Winfield Courier, August 3, 1882.

The work on the Methodist Church is progressing finely. The ceiling is paneled wood. The heavy pendants and carved girders, by breaking up the sound, will render the acoustic properties of the church much more perfect than they were. It strikes us that if the ceiling of the Opera House was altered in this manner, it would be a vast improvement. We do not know how much it would cost but benture to state that it would cost less and be much more attractive than the worthless frescoing with which it is now adorned.


Winfield Courier, August 3, 1882.

Mr. I. N. Selby, of Fort Scott, is in the city and made us a pleasant call Tuesday. He is connected with the Kansas Normal College at that place and is attending our county normal in its interest. The Fort Scott school is managed somewhat after the manner proposed by us a few weeks ago for such a school here. The building, worth about $8,000, was built by a stock company and is leased to Prof. Sanders rent free. Otherwise, the institution is self-supporting.


Winfield Courier, August 3, 1882.

Mr. D. M. Fisher, from Indianapolis, Indiana, has been looking over Cowley during the past week with a view to locate. He has found a farm on Posey Creek six miles south of here that suits him and which he will probably purchase. Mr. Fisher says he has trveled over many counties of Kansas, and has come to the conclusion that Cowley cannot be excelled in richness of soil, and general advantages for agriculture.


Winfield Courier, August 3, 1882.

A. T. Spotswood & Co., have inaugurated another improvement in their business. This time it is a cashier=s desk, placed in the center of the store, where all payments, charges, and credits are made. This relieves the clerks of all the work of making change and handling money and will save in the way of charges which clerks often neglect to make. Such a desk will be much more convenient, both for the firm and its customers.


Winfield Courier, August 3, 1882.

We were very much pleased to receive a note from C. M. Aley announcing his return from his Colorado wanderings Tuesday. He is now resting under the paternal vine and fig tree and sends the COURIER readers a few lines from Cedarvale. We hope to have him with us in Winfield for a few days before he returns to the west.




Winfield Courier, August 3, 1882.

The Presbyterian Church is being nicely papered and otherwise repaired. The paper is of a very beautiful and unique pattern, and will be a great improvement to the appearance of the church. Services are bewing held in the lecture room while the work is going on. It will be completed in about two weeks.


Winfield Courier, August 3, 1882.

Frank Manny brought in several car loads of Lake Erie ice last week. Frank is bound to stand by his old customers and, although he has a complete Acorner@ on the ice business, he does not put up the price and skim every customer that falls into his clutches.


Winfield Courier, August 3, 1882.

The ladies of the Woman=s Christian Temperance Union have leased the entire privilege of the fair grounds for stands. Anyone desiring to engage a stand can secure all necessary information by calling at the office of Curns & Manser. Sealed bids for five stands will be received up to August 11th. By order W. C. T. U.


Winfield Courier, August 3, 1882.

Forest Rowland has exchanged his position as delivery clerk in the post office for one in J. B. Lynn=s store. Forest has been one of the most popular and efficient clerks who ever presided over the post office delivery window. He is succeeded by Will McClellan.


Winfield Courier, August 3, 1882.

M. Hahn will not return from New York till about the 15th of September. He will keep buying for the ABee Hive@ during the time and will have car loads of goods on before long.


Winfield Courier, August 3, 1882.

Mr. W. H. Cowgill, of Burlington, spent Tuesday in our city looking after his fences. He is a candidate for State Treasurer, and will go into the convention with considerable strength.


Winfield Courier, August 3, 1882.

Miss Hoxie arrived Saturday and commenced work in the Normal Monday morning. Miss Hoxie is one of the most successful and efficient Normal teachers we have ever known.


Winfield Courier, August 3, 1882.

A blind fiddler visited our city Tuesday and attracted much attention and nickles by his playing. Blindness is one of this world=s sorest afflications.


Winfield Courier, August 3, 1882.

Will Higgins, Sergeant at arms of the Senate, was in the city Monday in the interest of the Soldiers Reunion and the State Fair.



Winfield Courier, August 3, 1882.

Miss Hannah Greenbaum, sister of Mrs. Burgauer, came in Tuesday and will spend a part of the summer visiting here.


Winfield Courier, August 3, 1882.

Miss Ella Westgate and her cousin, Miss Trobridge, are visiting with Mrs. Shrieves.


Winfield Courier, August 3, 1882.

Give Us a Good Band.

The COURIER Band has arranged for practice three evening each week. The boys are progressing rapidly and show a zeal in the work that is worthy the hearty commendation of our citizens. We prophesy that in less than a year Winfield will be able to boast of one of the best bands of the state. . . .

The question is: Shall Winfield have a good band? Its solution remains with our citizens. The young men composing the COURIER Band are earnest, energetic, and from the best families in our city. They are all permanently settled here, and propose to give their time and talents Awithout reward or hope of reward.@ All they ask the citizens to do is to furnish the necessary paraphanalia. This will cost about three hundred dollarsCa very small amount, compared with the benefits to be derived from it.


Winfield Courier, August 3, 1882.

County Caucuses.

A dozen or so township caucuses have been held and delegates elected as follows.

Vernon sends delegates for Baker, Millspaugh,l Gans, and Rude.

Walnut sends delegates for McDermott, Gans, Bedilion, and is divided on Limerick and Mrs. Caton.

Dexter is for Maurer, Gans, Bedilion, and Rude.

Silver Creek elects delegates for Henthorn, Gans, Bedilion, and Limerick.

Windsor is for Maurer, Gans, Bedilion, and Albert.

Sheridan is for Henthorn, Gans, Bedilion, and Smitth.

Tisdale is for Baker, Gans, Bedilion, and undecided on Superintendent.

Maple is for Henthorn, Gans, Bedilion, and Limerick.

Of course, they all went solid for the renomination of Frank Jennings.


Winfield Courier, August 3, 1882.

Kansas State Fair And Veteran Soldiers= Reunion will be held at Topeka Sept. 14th to 16th, 1882. The State Fair has united with it in one combined exposition the State Wool Growers and Sheep Breeders Association, State Horticultural, and the State Poultry and Pet Stock Association, and offers a grand aggregate of $40,000 in premiums. No legitimate feature neglected, but many attractive novelties added. County displays a specialty.

The Soldiers Reunion will last through fair week. Tents free and rations at cost. It is confidently expected there will be thirty thousand veterans in line on the Fair Grounds Veterans= Day when they will be addressed by Jas. G. Blaine, Maine; Neal Dow, Maine; Speaker Keifer, Ohio; Gen. J. Coburn, Indiana; Col. Streight, Indiana; Col. Harry White, Pennsylvania; Col. Carr, Illinois; Gen. Vandervoort, G. A. R., Washington, D. C., and others, all of whom have positively agreed to attend.

Other attractions of State Fair week at Topeka are: Reunion of Patrons of Husbandry, who will be addressed by Hon. Geo. R. Loring, U. S. Commissioner of Agriculture. Annual Ttournament of the Kansas Band Union for prizes aggregating $600. Grand encampment of the Kansas State militia, uniformed and under arms, by order of Maj. Gen. T. J. Anderson, commanding.

Railroad rates will be reduced to one cent per mile on the Santa Fe and the Union Pacific, while other roads will make proportionate reductions.


Secretary of State Fair Association.


Winfield Courier, August 3, 1882.

The Reading by Mr. Will Colgate Tuesday evening was a success, financially and socially. A large audience was present, the auditorium of the Baptist Church being full. Mr. Colgate reads well, and the story is one of wonderful power and pathos. We hope Mr. Colgate will favor our people with another selection in the near future. The music and singing was very fine and was highly appreciated by the audience.


Winfield Courier, August 3, 1882.

N. J. Larkin, Esq., of North Richland, sends us a bundle of timothy five feet long with heads ten inches long, grown in his upland meadow; also a stalk of corn 12 feet long taken from J. P. Groom=s corn field; also a stalk of field corn only 18 inches high from the root to the top of the tassel, but it has a good sized ear of corn, the lower end of which is only three inches from the root.


Winfield Courier, August 3, 1882.

Of all the crowds that have ever gathered in Winfield that of Acircus day@ was the largest. People came from all over the country with their baskets and buckets, girls and babies, and crowded our thoroughfares to suffocation. Sells Brothers ought to be satisfied with Wednesday=s work.


Winfield Courier, August 3, 1882.

A large delegation from Winfield went up to Mrr. Green=s grove last Sunday to attend the Holiness camp meeting. A young lady gave us a graphic and amusing account of the proceedings, which were of the Aacttively religious@ order.


Winfield Courier, August 3, 1882.

Gen. Green=s son was attacked by a vicious stallion belonging to the circus Wednesday morning. His pony was thrown down and he was run over, but no damages were sustained. It took a regiment of men to capture the stallion.


Winfield Courier, August 3, 1882.

Whet this (Wednesday) morning is worth 65 cents for best, a rise of two cents. No corn being marketed. All kinds of produce sell well at nominal prices.


Winfield Courier, August 3, 1882.

Jas. Foster, of Vernon, is the gentleman who left us the branch of apples. They were ASutton Beauty@ variety. He is now marketing his early Crawford peaches.


Winfield Courier, August 3, 1882.

G. W. Brrock, of Tisdale Township, brings us specimens of his apples eleven inches in circumference of the Duchess and other varieties.


Winfield Courier, August 3, 1882.

A number of young folks gathered at the residencea of Ezra Meech in Walnut Township Tuesday evening and had a splendid ttime.


Winfield Courier, August 3, 1882.

Cedar and Spring Creek Townships elected delegates favorable to Rude and Mitchell, and instructed as to other candidates.


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Mr. Lee=s Sulky Plow attachment is giving entire satisfaction so far. He is trying it in all kinds of ground.


Winfield Courier, August 3, 1882.

Mr. R. Hite was over from Dexter Wednesday. Of course he took in the show.


Winfield Courier, August 3, 1882.

T. R. Bryan has sold his Grouse Creek farm to A. B. Elliott for $5,000.


Winfield Courier, August 3, 1882.

ARally Round the Flag, Boys!@

Old soldiers of Richland and adjoining townships throughout the county, you and yours are most cordially invited to attend the old vets meeting to be held August 12th at Summit schoolhouse at 2 p.m. The object of this meeting is to rally every old soldier in the township. Soldiers, this may be the last reunion we will ever have the opportunity of enjoying. Addresses will be delivered each day by prominent ex-soldiers and citizens whose names will be announced at an early day. Rations and tents will be ffurnished for the small sum of 26 [?] cents per day. The latch string hangs out, and all old soldiers are cordially invited to turn out.

Let us once more hear the tip of the long roll echo over the top of Lookout Mountain, and the rattling of sabers cuttting their way through rebel lines.

This reunion is to be a state affair. There is no regiment or battalion that did duty in the war of the rebellion but what has its representative in Kansas. Kansas is people with soldiers who were with Farragut at Mobile, who charged the hell at Petersburgh, and who were prisoners at Andersonville and Libby.

Comrades, we will see men who were in the Wilderness with Grant, men who were with Thomas at Franklin, and men from every battle field of the world. The land is at peace and the reunion is on the basis of a restored union. We want to hear from the rest of our old comrades. H. H. H.


Winfield Courier, August 3, 1882.



Winfield Courier, August 3, 1882.

Sunday School Picnic.

EDS. COURIER: The picnic arranged by the Prairie Ridge and Tisdale Sunday schools came off on July 27 in the grove of Mr. Greenshield=s on Silver Creek, in Liberty township. The day was fine and the assembly fair. The exercises were opened by the Prairie Ridge S. S. singing ARing the Bells of Heaven,@ after which the assembly listened to a prayer delivered by the Rev. Godsman, a young Presbyterian minister just lately among us. The people were next entertained by a song from Tisdale S. S. entitled AOver Yonder,@ accomplanied on cornet by E. W. Young, and violin by R. B. Hunter. Then Rev. Godsman made a short speech and Tisdale S. S. sang AComing Nearer,@ accompanied as before, after which the assembly dispersed for dinner. After dinner the audience assembled to listen to two songs rendered by the Tisdale S. S., after which the chairman introduced Mrs. Caton of Winfield, who entertained her hearers with a speech well suited to the occastion. Mrs. Caton is an entertaining speaker and a lady of profound and broad culture, and the county cannot do better than honor her with the office of Supt. Of Public Instruction. She made many friends here. Several other persons made remarks, among whom was E. P. Young, who was followed by G. W. Foughty of Cimarron, Kansas, one of Cowley=s old pioneers, who broached the temperance cause, and on taking a vote, the assembly was unanimous for prohibition. Everyone went away feeling that it was good for him to be there. X.


Winfield Courier, August 3, 1882.

W. D. Roberts sends us a specimen quart of his Kittaninny blackberries, the last of the crop and, we should think, the finest. He had in blackberries only one half acre but from this patch he sold 2,312 quarts, which after paying commissions and expenses, netted him $266.07. Besides he used 120 quarts which if he had sold would have raised the proceeds to $277 or over $550 per acre. How is that for high!


Winfield Courier, August 3, 1882.

Will Todd brings us from the famous Todd orchard four miles east of town, specimens of large fine peaches. The loads of peaches in that orchard this year are simply marvelous.


Winfield Courier, August 3, 1882.

Tisdale Township.

EDS. COURIER: Primary was called to order by Mr. McKibben. Mr. Cairns was chosen chairman and W. C. Douglass secretary. M. Christopher, J. Ingraham, and W. Bradley were chosen as delegates to the county convention; and Dr. Rising, W. C. Douglass, and Dick Chase to the 66th district representative convention.

ALEX CAIRNS, Chairman.

W. C. DOUGLASS, Secretary.


Winfield Courier, August 3, 1882.


ED. COURIER: In looking over the muster roll of the Old Soldiers of Richland Township, I notice the name of Thos. Tice, who I believe was a member of the 50th Ohio Vol. Inf. In the late Aunpleasantness.@ Such being the case, will Mr. Tice please inform the undersigned whether he knew Henry C. Hall of that regiment, and the circumstances in connection with his death, which occurred 22nd of July, 1884, at Atlanta, Georgia. By answering this by letter or through the columns of the COURIER, Mrr. Tice will greatly oblige.



Winfield Courier, August 3, 1882.

CLOTHES LOST: Last week, Wednesday, Mr. Robert Timme put two bundles of clothing in the wrong wagon near Spotswood=s store in Winfield. If the owner of the wagon will return the clothes to Timme the tailor, in Winfield, he will be suitably rewarded.


Winfield Courier, August 3, 1882.

Notice to Contractors. We will receive bids for building a schoolhouse in district 55, Cowley County, until August 10, 1882. Plans and specifications may be seen at the New Salem post office. We reserve the right to reject any or all bids. ____ NICHOLAS, J. J. JOHNSON, THOMAS WALKER.


Winfield Courier, August 3, 1882.

FOR SALE OR EXCHANGE. 120 acres good farming land; 30 acres cultivated, new frame house 12 x 16, stable, etc., good well and running water, small orchard; a splendid stock farm, adjoins abundant range. Located in Cowley County, 5 miles west of Cedarvale. Price $800. Will exchange for city property in Winfield. S. L. GILBERT.


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THE LADIES WILL PLEASE NOTE That an elegantt French China Tea Set of 56 pieces, elegantly decorated well (Haviland=s) worth Seventeen Dollars and Fifty Cents, to be seen at our store, will be given away by us at an early day. We have just received an invoice of Crown Jewel Baking Powder, made from the pure acid of the grape, commonly called Cream Tartar, and can frely recommend it to our customers and friends as being a pure and very excellent article. This powder will be sold at the ordinary price, for first-class goods, and those who try it will find it very economical and much more satisfactory than the cheaper kinds (alum powders). The Crown Jewel has been pronounced superior in strength to the best Cxream Tartar Powder of any other manufacturer, by Messrs. Wright and Merril, eminent chemist of St. Louis.

When the above lot of powder is disposed of, the Tea Set will be awarded to someone of the purchasers of a package, by a method both simple and just to all concerned.

We think that having used a pound package of Crown Jewel Baking Powder, you will conttinue to use it.

We wish to supply our customers with the best of everything in our line.

Yours respectfully,

WALLIS & WALLIS, Grocers, Winfield, Kansas.


Winfield Courier, August 3, 1882.


Winfield, July 15, 1882. The business relations existing between Drs. Van Doren & Jones are this day dissolved. Dr. Van Doren will continue the business at his old stand in the POST OFFICE BLOCK.

Anyone having claims against, or indebted to said firm, are requested to call immediately and settle the same at Dr. Van Doren=s office.


Winfield Courier, August 3, 1882.



EDS. COURIER: Floral has resumed her normal condition. Two of Winfield=s best young men dispense goods to our people, at the stone store. Substantial encouragement is being given, and under John and Charles= fair treatment, their business venture is sure of success. They tell a strange story on John. At the opening a happy trio was Master of Ceremonies. Business was good and all seemed satisfied, when suddenly one day John made a discovery. He found out by some means that everybody in this community was married or expected to be, except two confirmed bachelors who flank Floral on the west. The effect on John was almost tragic. After calm meditation and the friendly assistance of a couple of maps, his way was apparently made clear, for after trading hats with one of the boys, I am reliably informed that he started out on foot in a west by south-westerly direction, crossed Dutch Creek on stilts, nimbly climbed the height beyond, meandered along over the prairie road until he reached Timber Creek, flanked the regular crossing, passed over the bridge, and without unnecessary delay went direct to a certain house on 9th Avenue in Winfield and insisted on singing that poetic song in which reference is made to the land of the free. He was corrected, however, and informed that for the present he was at Freeland. It appears that John and Miss Ella came to some understanding, as I notice that the prefix AMrs.@ precedes her name when John presents her as Amy wife.@ John is here now safe and sound, and congratulations, prophecy, and good will are showered upon him. Send us some more of your Winfield people and they shall be treated well.

Mr. D. Reed, after a two month=s search for a paradise, is again one of us. He went westward to the golden land of promise, and then eastward to the land of Pukes without being satisfied. Then he came back and modestly said, AThis is good enough for me.@

Kansas with all her phenomenal failings is certainly a grand place to live. Our splendid crops this year are an almost absolute guarantee of future greatness. . . .

The political pot has been simmering along for some time, but now additional fuel is being added, and it will take but a short time to get up steam. Richland has but one candidate, namely, Mr. J. W. Weimer, candidate for representative for the shoe string district. He has recognized ability and has a good chance to get away with the stakes. Mr. Maurer of Dexter, candidate for same office, has called on a number of our people. He appears like a modest, unassuming gentleman and would make a good legislator. Mr. Millspaugh was greeting friends and acquaintances in this section last week. He has been well received. The present incumbent in office is regarded by all to be a competent official, but it is conceded that he should share with other recognized merit. To Mr. Limerick belongs the sweepstakes. It appears at present as though it would be a one-sided question for him.

But there are other matters afloat. As you are well aware, Richland Township is headquarters for a semi-political, anti-monopoly, communistic organization, formed for several objects, the main one of which is to capture the grapes that are beyond their reach. They really need nothing. Evidently they are all bilious, for the Hon. Sam Wood, otherwise known as ASlippery Sam,@ has been sent for to prescribe for them, and he will mark out for them a course of matrica medica, in which no doubt he will tell them that they are serfs, and that they must follow the footsteps of their fellow-anties in the east, or they will be gone goslings. Sam will fix up the pills, somehow, so that they will go back and tell his friends that the war in Egypt was caused by the Republican party and as soon as the anties get well enough they will save the country. What fallacy! No third party can ever succeed that is founded on selfish financial principles. Hobbies and political dogmas have no weight when cast in the balance with actual prosperity. With live pork at seven cents, greenbacks at par, crops at the very best, good paying prices for the same in cash, common labor remunerative, mechanical genius at a premium, and a season of unexampled prosperity and production throughout the country, this will offset any damaging results from the hue and cry of the greenback anti-monopoly or other factions. To the credit of the Republican party be it said that the majority of the discontents are recruited from the democratic and other ante-diluvian races. Here and there a Republican sore head is sandwiched in the hungry crowd, and on every occasion takes pains to tell his patient and admiring hearers that he is a deserter from principle, and that his principle is so pure and of such a high order that he could not longer associate with those who support the present administration. As a general fact there are two reasons for their actions: selfishness or ignorance.

Your editorial of a late issue hit hard. How some of them did squirm. They have been wiggling ever since. We need not feel alarmed, however, at the advancement of a third party issue. Like a shadow they contain very little substance. It is not so much what they lack that makes them selfish and discontented, as the fact that somebody else has more. To those discontented ones who have flopped over, I would say it would be well to ponder upon the words of the Frenchman who wrote his own epitaph thus: AI was well. I wanted to be better. I took physic and died.@ BUCKEYE.


Winfield Courier, August 3, 1882.


EDS. COURIER: As there isn=t anything appearing in the COURIER from this neck of the woods, I will try to dot down a few items.

Wheat in this vicinity is all stacked and some threshing has been done. Some are preparing ground for next year=s crop. Corn is splendid, health good, and everybody prosperous.

I had the pleasure of attending the anti-monopoly rally on Timber Creek last Thursday. Good order prevailed and excellent addresses were delivered by Messrs. Cole and Tipton, followed by Mr. Wood, who hadn=t anything to say and occupied about two hours and a half in saying it.

By the way, Burden has voted $3,500 in bonds to build a schoolhouse, and this is the way they did it. They got up a petition asking Mr. Story to annex five or six valuable farms to their district just in time to catch the bonds. The owners of three of these farms are absent, so there was no opposition from them. The others could not help themselves, so on the day appointed to vote the bonds, the Abig four@ of Burden got all the livery force they could muster, went out into the highways and hedges, brought in the halt, the lame, and the blind; and so great was the rush that some of the board had to go head and shoulders out of the windows to receive the votes. Now, Mr. Editor, is this as it should be, is all this law? If so, we say amen. A TAXPAYER.


Winfield Courier, August 3, 1882.


Oscar Wilde, lecturing on AThe Beautiful,@ in Arkansas City.

Frank Hess, answering Bob Ingersoll.

Herman Godehard, take a Arib.@

AHarvey Webber=s Nip and Tuck,@ playing in our Opera House.

John Mott, with two black eyes.

Fitch, of Fitch & Barron, go in the calf business.

Blakley on a drunk.

One of Lute Cooms Abusses@ bottled.

Geo. Cains work a reformation in our boys.

Speer=s Mill in running order.

John Bronenet, tackle a Adiamond flush.@

Elsworth Kitch, Asolid over there.@

C. M. Scott with a girl.

Jay Gould Aflip pennies@ for a railroad.

Abe Harnley putting up hay.

Charley Chapel distanced by Harry Hill.

Our girls quit using Aslang.@

Somebody suggest a game of ball.

Will Griffith observe the peace and quiet of our city.

Somebody give a moonlight picnic.

Something strange happen in Arkansas City. A love reomance, somebody commit suicide, or die from paralysis caused by laughing. A young man run off with some other fellow=s girl, or something of that kind. JUNIUS.