Winfield Courier, August 10, 1882.


The British made a reconnoisance in force from Alexandria and drove Arabi=s forces back to their farthest line of defenses, killing and wounding large numbers of them. The British losses were four killed and twenty-nine wounded. The Sultan is still trifling with the powers and does nothing.


Winfield Courier, August 10, 1882.


During the present session of Congress, Senator Plumb has secured to the State of Kansas $340,000 in payment of Indian depredations, 100,000 for equipments furnished troops during the early part of the war, the five percent bilol which would give to the State fund $350,000, the allowance of 10,000 acres of land not taken up for agricultural college purposes to make up a shortage of $10,000 or $12,000 ffor those who suffered by the raids of the Cheyenne Indians. He got a bill through the Senate for the sale of the Kickapoo lands in Northern Kansas, and a bill to repay the State for collecting the war tax of 1861.


Winfield Courier, August 10, 1882.


A complaint was made in the representative convention that Winfield gets all the county offices, and that when a farmer is a candidate he gets left. It was claimed that the reason that Baker would not be nominated was that he was a farmer and not a Winfield man. It is true that McDermott is a lawyer and now a Winfield man. The city and Walnut Township were in effect instructed for him by large majorities, and Fairview Township voted for him in accordance with the evident will of the majority. Tisdale, Ninnescah, and Vernon delegations voted for Baker, but it was evident that a majority at the Vernon primary preferred McDermott. One delate from Walnut voted for Baker contrary to the will of the majority as expressed by the votes at the primary meeting. There is no reasonable doubt that the majority in the townships outside of Winfield were for McDermott. The votes for Baker were 10 farmers and one physician. The votes for McDermott were 11 farmers and laborers, 1 lawyer, 1 editor, 1 lumberman, 1 constable, 1 clerk, 1 real estate agent and farmer, and 1 mill owner. Had all but the farmers and laborers neglected to vote, McDermott would have been elected by 1 majority. . . . [GOES ON AND ON...NOWHERE!]


Winfield Courier, August 10, 1882.

The Santa Fe road announces a five cent reduction on freight to El Paso and Southern points between Yuma and Deming.


Winfield Courier, August 10, 1882.


The Republicans of the Winfield, Cowley County District, are supporting Capt. James McDermott for representative. McDermott is one of the most fearless, outspoken men in the state. He it was who stood upon his desk in the House of Representatives on that memorable AYork-Pomery day,@ in 1870, and denounced York as a Amisterable police detective and scoundrel,@ when Pomeroy=s money distributors were searching for a place to hide their devoted heads. Cowley always sends her strongest and most influential men to the legislature, and the teamCHackney, McDermott, Mitchell, and HenthornClikely to come up next winter, will be able to cope with any delegation in the state.

Clay Center Dispatch.


Winfield Courier, August 10, 1882.


S. P. Strong, Rock, elected temporary chairman; W. D. Mowery, Creswell, secretary.


Credentials: J. L. Parsons, H. Brotherton, P. McCommon, M. Christopher, M. S. Teter, T. A. Blanchard, G. M. Hawkins.

Permanent Organization: C. L. Swarts, Nathan Brooks, H. C. Catlin, D. M. Hopkins,

D. S. Haynes, T. M. Dicken, L. K. Bonnewell.

Rules and order of business: H. E. Asp, D. P. Marshall, J. B. Nipp, James Utt, W. J. Wilson, P. T. Walton, Barney Shriver.

Resolutions: T. H. Soward, Frank Akers, W. J. Bonnewell, J. R. Thompson, Evan James, Samson Johnson, Z. Carlisle.

Delegates entitled to seats.

Beaver: M. S. Teter, Louis P. King, L. K. Bonnewell.

Bolton: J. J. Broadbent, D. P. Marshall, Z. Carlisle.

Cedar: James Utt, C. E. Hale.

Creswell: J. Tucker, J. B. Nipp, I. H. Bonsall, C. L. Swarts, G. D. Lewis, R. L. Marshall,

W. D. Mowery.

Dexter: J. M. Reynolds, G. M. Hawkins, J. A. Elliott, W. W. Underwood.

Fairview: Wm. White, J. L. Foster, R. P. Burt.

Liberty: H. C. Catlin, J. H. Mountts, Alex. Thompson.

Harvey: J. S. Rush, G. W. Savage.

Maple: W. B. Norman, D. S. Haynes.

Ninnescah: D. N. Pierce, J. A. Hood, William Crawford.

Omnia: J. L. Parsons, W. J. Wilson.

Otter: Ed Cleavin, John Mills.

Pleasant Valley: D. S. Sherrard, A. H. Broadwell, M. S. Roseberry, Samson Johnson.

Richland: J. R. Cottingham, Willis Wilson, J. R. Thompson, T. W. Dicken.

Rock: S. P. Strong, Frank Akers, E. J. Wilber.

Sheridan: E. I. Johnson, B. Shriver, G. E. Saunders.

Silver Creek: Nathan Brooks, P. McCommon, P. T. Walton, W. J. Beasley.

Silver Dale: C. H. Chauncey, J. B. Splawn, J. P. Musselman.

Spring Creek: A. N. Bell, Alex. Busey.

Tisdale: M. Christopher, J. W. Ingraham, H. McKibben.

Vernon: D. M. Hopkins, W. J. Bonnewell, C. M. Skinner, Jos. Haun.

Walnut: J. P. Henderson, J. C. Roberts, D. M. Reynolds, T. A. Blanchard, R. I. Hogue.

Windsor: Evan James, A. B. Booth, H. H. Baker, J. C. Hendrickson.

Winfield 1st Ward: H. H. Siverd, Frank Bowen, M. G. Troup, H. E. Asp, W. P. Hackney.

Winfield 2nd Ward: T. H. Soward, C. Trump, H. Brotherton, Frank Finch, Sol. Burkhalter, I. W. Randall.


Superintendent of Public Instruction Results: A. H. Limerick 41, Thomas J. Rude 29,

H. T. Albert 8, Mrs. W. B. Caton 6. Limerick pronounced nominee.

Clerk of District Court Results: E. S. Bedilion 63, L. A. Millspaugh 22.

H. D. Gans nominated for Probate Judge.

Frank S. Jennings nominated for County Attorney.

State Convention Delegates: W. P. Hackney, C. M. Scott, S. B. Fleming, J. S. Hunt, Geo. L. Gale, P. B. Lee, S. P. Strong, Barney Shriver.

State Convention Alternates: E. M. Reynolds, J. D. Guthrie, H. L. Marsh, D. S. Sherrard, M. Christopher, Sol. A. Smith, Harvey Smith.

Following elected a County Central Committee.

Beaver: Moses S. Teter.

Bolton: John D. Guthrie.

Cedar: N. W. Dressie.

Creswell: J. B. Nipp.

Dexter: J. V. Hines.

Fairview: Wm. White.

Harvey: E. W. Woolsey.

Liberty: _____ Cochrane.

Maple: D. S. Haynes.

Ninnescah: P. W. Smith.

Omnia: J. L. Parsons.

Otter: _____ Stockdale.

Pleasant Valley: Z. B. Meyer.

Richland: N. J. Larkin.

Rock Creek: S. P. Strong.

Sheridan: J. M. Jarvis.

Silver Creek: Ed Pate.

Silver Dale: L. J. Darnall.

Spring Creek: J. H. Gilliland.

Tisdale: S. W. Chase.

Vernon: Oscar Wooley.

Walnut: Joel O. Mack.

Windsor: Evan James.

Winfield, 1st ward: D. A. Millington.

Winfield, 2nd ward: T. H. Soward.

SECOND DISTRICT CONVENTION: Capt. J. B. Nipp, chairman; I. H. Bonsall, secretary.

Nomination of commissioner: J. H. Mounts 2, S. J. Teft 2, Henry Harbaugh 18. Nominee was Harbaugh.

66th REPRESENTATIVE CONVENTION: N. M. Chaffey, chairman; W. B. Weimer, secretary.


Fairview: J. H. Curfman, A. J. McCollum, W. B. Weimer.

Ninnescah: J. A. Hood, Wm. Crawford, D. W. Pierce.

Tisdale: Dr. Rising, W. C. Douglass, S. W. Chase.

Vernon: D. M. Hopkins, C. M. Skinner, Joseph Haun, W. J. Bonnewell.

Walnut: J. L. King, E. S. Bliss, W. W. Limbocker, N. M. Chaffey, G. W. Prater.

Winfield, 1st ward: J. E. Conklin, James Bethel, D. A. Millington, J. W. Craine, T. R. Bryan.

Winfield, 2nd ward: B. F. Wood, Wm. Whiting, W. J. Wilson, J. H. Bullen, Frank Finch, T. H. Soward.

Votes for Representative from 66th District: James S. Baker 11; James McDermott 18.

McDermott declared the nominee.

CENTRAL COMMITTEE, 66TH: T. H. Soward, chairman; Wm. White, secretary.


Winfield Courier, August 10, 1882.


President Strong, of the A. T. & S. F., has so far recovered that he will probably be able to visit his office next week.

The Honorable Sidney Clarke was a candidate for the greenback nomination as Congressman from the Second District. We are gratified to state that out of about ninety votes, Mr. Clarke got two.


Winfield Courier, August 10, 1882.


E. A. Millard, of Burden, is attending Normal.

Sam Jarvis was in the city Sunday and Monday.

The annual school meeting will take place Thursday.

The normal booms. One hundred and fifteen enrolled.

>Squire W. E. Ketcham, of Maple City, is now in our city.

Miss Alice E. Dickle returned from Grenola Monday night.

Mrs. J. S. Mann is off for a visit to her parents in St. Louis.

Miss Mattie L. West, of Burden, is visiting Winfield friends.

The County Superintendent has organized school district 137.

Winfield Courier, August 10, 1882.


W. A. Lee received his patent on plows Aug. 7th dated Aug. 1st, 1882.

S. H. Wells, of Dexter, was in town Saturday observing the solons in session.

DIED. Evan Richards, for a long time postmaster at Tannehill, died in Lawrence Monday.

The Teachers= Association will meet Friday afternoon, August 28, and 29.

Messrs. Patterson and Grubbs, of the terminus, spent several hours in our city Monday.

M. V. Ayers, proprietor of the Canal Mills, Arkansas City, was in town Monday.

Teachers from several of the surrounding counties are attending our County Normal.

Buy your wife a Jewell Gasoline stove of Horning, Robinson & Co., before they are all gone.

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

Frank Manny went up to Topeka Tuesday afternoon, presumably to give his old friend, Gov. St. John, a lift.

Patterson has got a corner on the livery business in Arkansas City. He has one of the largest stables in the west.

Watermelons are coming in lively at fifteen to twenty cents each. Peaches are coming in rapidly at $1.00 to $1.15 per bushel.

T. R. Bryan makes the best kind of peaches: Crawford=s Early.

R. B. Scott of Bolton Township last Saturday evening lost his wheat stacks by fire. About 250 to 300 bushels are destroyed. The origin of the fire is unknown.

DIED. Mr. and Will Allison had the misfortune to lose one of their little ones last week, by disease. The remains were brought here for interment on Tuesday.

We were given several peaches Tuesday from Mr. A. Howland=s orchard. They were as large as a tea cup, and of delicious flavor. The meat was a bright yellow.

Mr. D. D. Kellogg lost his pocket book circus day in the crowd around the ticket wagon. It contained quite a little sum, and was picked from his pocket.

One of the thieves captured circus day was sent to Wilson County to answer for a robbery, another to Wichita, and two or three elsewhere. Some of them had as much as five hundred dollars on their persons.

J. B. Corson sold his half section Vernon Township farm last week for $9,700 to R. J. Yeoman, from Good Hope, Ohio. This is a beauttiful place and it brought a handsome price. Real estate keeps going up.

Mr. L. G. Brown brought us last Monday some ears of corn as samples from his field of sixty acres of upland corn, which is now so far advanced as to assure him of at least 60 bushels per acre. The specimen ears are simply magnificent.

Mr. Edwards, working at Schmidt=s stone quarry, had his leg broken Monday. He was helping load a stone when the derrick gave way, and the stone fell, crushing his leg under it. He was brought in and Dr. Emerson dressed his wounds.



Winfield Courier, August 10, 1882.

DIED. Mr. Newcomb last week received the sad news of the death of his son, Ed, who was killed by the cars between Topeka and Kansas City. He was brakeman on the train and fell between the cars. The body was brought in Friday and interred here.


Winfield Courier, August 10, 1882.

The Tunnel Mill is running lively on custom work since it was opened up and the farmers are beginning to besiege it once more with their grists, as they used to do in early days. Lew Harter realizes the maxim that a fair and just recompense for his labor is all that can safely be exacted.


Winfield Courier, August 10, 1882.

Union Services were held in the Baptist Church Sunday evening, and Prof. Trimble delivered an able sermon on the parable of the two builders. Mr. Trimble is a minister of sound practical ideas and his teachings are of an order that will undoubtedly leave a sincere impression upon the mind.


Winfield Courier, August 10, 1882.

J. L. Horning has his elevator running and appeared on the wheat market Monday. It is said wheat immediately went up three points. However that may be, it is certain that Mr. Horning will pay a fair price, be satisfied with a reasonable margin, and will do no more or no less. He will do busiess on a reliable basis or he won=d do it at all.


Winfield Courier, August 10, 1882.

But few people known that Winfield is now virtually the end of a passenger division of the K. C., L. & S. Road. The passenger trains going east and west change crews here, and the Brettun is becoming the home of lots of railroad men. This is the first wedge. Let us have a sure-enough division, with roundhouses and machine shops, and we=ll ask no moreCthis year. But hold on! There=s one other thing we want, and that is a switch from one of the main lines to the stone quarries on Badger Creek. If these quarries could have been connected with the main line, Wellington would have used four hundred car loads of our stone this spring. Wichita wants three hundred cars now, but it can=t be handled profitably until the switch is built. It seems to us that there is a bonanza in the way of freights to the railroad company in our inexhaustible quarries of finest stone.


Winfield Courier, August 10, 1882.

We went to Arkansas City Monday evening and slept in this classic burg for five refreshing, delightful hours. One of the nicest institutions in our sister city is ACheap Charlie=s@ lunch room and ice cream parlor. This same ACheap Charlie@ is a novice in his line and a heavy advertiser. His room is neatly arranged and carpeted, and everything looks tidy. We=ll give ACheap Charlie@ a bonus if he will remove his institution to Winfield, but we imagine he won=d do it, as he gets most of the loose nickles floating around Arkansas City.


Winfield Courier, August 10, 1882.

There will be a union camp meeting held in Walnut Grove on W. H. Melville=s place on Badger Creek, near Walnut River, 5-1/2 miles southeast of Winfield, commencing on August 25th and holding over the first Sunday in September. Hay and corn will be furnished for teams in abundance free of charge. Arrangements have been made whereby those coming long distances can secure board free. Many able ministers will be in attendance, and a very interesting time is anticipated.


Winfield Courier, August 10, 1882.

An exceedingly pleasant party of ladies, numbering about thirty, dropped in upon Mrs. Mansfield on Tuesday at 4 o=clock p.m., each bearing an unsuspicious parcel, which proved at a later hour to be all sorts of edibles, prepared only as refined tastes and educated hands could produce. Mrs. Mansfield appreciated and enjoyed the honor of such a good bye visit previous to her leave-taking for a California trip, as few can. We, too, wish her a joyable ramble and a safe return.


Winfield Courier, August 10, 1882.

Col. McMullen and lady spent Thursday afternoon at the farm of Mr. Henry Hawkins, in Vernon Township, and brought back with them a branch on which large, luscious pears were hanging as thick as they could stick. Mr. Hawkins has twelve acres in orchard, and forty pear trees that will yield at least two bushels of very fine pears per tree. At seven dollars a bushel, this will give him about $600 from his forty trees.


Winfield Courier, August 10, 1882.

George Miller returned from his cattle ranch Saturday and gives us an account of a killing at one of his camps last Thursday. Two of the boys had gone out to drive up a bunch of cattle and got into an altercation over who should drive them in. One of them pulled out his revolver and shot the other dead. The boy killed was a beardless fellow, unarmed, and had only been in George=s employ ten days.


Winfield Courier, August 10, 1882.

On Friday morning last, Orlando Beaver, a brakeman on the K. C. L. & S. R. R., had his hand badly injured while engaged in coupling the cars at the depot here. He was immediately conveyed to Dr. Graham=s office where he had one finger amputated and his hand dressed. Mr. Snow seems to have been slighted this time. Heretofore he has furnished the hands ground up by the cars.


Winfield Courier, August 10, 1882.

Sheriff Shenneman succeeded in corralling eight of the pickpockets and thieves following Sells= Circus. They were a hard lot and had raided every town they came to without fear of the officers until they got here, and before ten o=clock five of them were surprised to find themselves in the clutches of Sheriff Shenneman. Thieves will learn some day to give Cowley a wide berth.


Winfield Courier, August 10, 1882.

We dropped into the meeting of the Creamery stockholders Tuesday evening, and found gathered together the finest body of representative men we have ever seen in one groupCeven in a republican state convention. When such men as were gathered there put their shoulders to the wheel, something must move.


Winfield Courier, August 10, 1882.

The hunting season has arrived and sportsmen who wish to replenish their paraphernalia should call on Horning, Robinson & Co., and look over their splendid stock of guns and ammunition. They have the finest and most complete stock in this line ever opened in Winfield. Ammunition at bottom figures.


Winfield Courier, August 10, 1882.

Tuesday afternoon Mr. Dave Harter and Miss Josie McMasters were married. The affair was a great surprise to their friends. It burst over us like a cyclone, having never heard a suspicion of such evil intent from either of the parties. The young couple have our best wishes and those of a hundred other friends.


Winfield Courier, August 10, 1882.

The COURIER Band serenaded Mr. Geo. Crippen last Friday evening. The boys were royally treated and enjoyed the evening immensely. George complimented them very highly on the progress they were making, which was highly appreciated by the band, as George is one of the foremost band men of the state.


Winfield Courier, August 10, 1882.

Bert Covert brought us several of his Crawford=s Early peaches. One of them would just go in a common round paper collar box.


Winfield Courier, August 10, 1882.

Mr. S. D. Brown brought us in an apple from his orchard in Walnut Township that measured twelve inches in circumference. It was from an eight year old tree.


Winfield Courier, August 10, 1882.

A picnic will be given by the Maple Grove Sunday School, August 17th, 3-1/2 miles north of Winfield on Timber Creek in Yount=s Grove. There will be music on the ground and a good time had generally. Ten schools have already been invited.


Winfield Courier, August 10, 1882.

The commissioners met Tuesday to make the tax levy, but adjourned till August 29th, owing to the fact that many school districts had not reported. The School district fight in Bolton was settled, the commissioners sustaining the action of the county superintendent.

Winfield Courier, August 10, 1882.

J. D. Guthrie brought up from his Bolton Township farm a box of grapes, which were placed before the Horticultural society for their verdict as to the variety. The society could not decide the matter, but the prevailing feeling was that they were Early Amber.


Winfield Courier, August 10, 1882.

For Sale: A large, commodious, two-story brick house, surrounded by shrubbery and located in the best residence portion of the citty. It will be sold on the most reasonable terms if application is made at this office, at once.


Winfield Courier, August 10, 1882.

Wanted. A girl to do general housework. Inquire of A. E. Baird.


Winfield Courier, August 10, 1882.


We Are to Have a Creamery, the First and the Best in the State.

The Stock Made up and the Work to Begin at Once.

The Town is AWaking Up.@

Last Saturday the final subscription to the Creamery stock was made and the enterprise became an assured fact. We fully believe that it will prove one of the best investments made in the county and furnish a valuable market for the dairy products of Cowley.

Mr. M. W. Babb, the originator of the enterprise, came here about a year ago and, after visiting various creameries throughout Iowa, Illinois, and Missouri, came home with the necessary papers and information and went to work, aided by a few of our public-spirited citizens; among whom Mr. J. P. Baden was first and foremost, with the success before mentioned. The following is a list of the stockholders.

M. W. Babb, 20 shares, $1,000.

J. P. Baden, 20 shares, $1,000.

Winfield Bank, 20 shares, $1,000.

J. E. Platter, 10 shares, $500.

M. L. Read=s bank, 10 shares, $500.

Samuel Lowe, 4 shares, $200.

J. P. Short, 2 shares, $100.

Wallis & Wallis, 2 shares, $100.

A. T. Spotswood & Co., 2 shares, $100.

W. G. Graham, 1 share, $50.

A. H. Doane, 2 shares, $100.

Frank Barclay, 2 shares, $100.

Horning, Robinson & Co., 5 shares, $250.

H. Harbaugh, 2 shares, $100.

S. C. Smith, 2 shares, $100.

Curns & Manser, 2 shares, $100.

Jas. H. Bullene & Co., 2 shares, $100.

A. E. Baird, 1 share, $50.

J. S. Mann, 1 share, $50.

G. H. Allen, 2 shares, $100.

Geo. Emerson, 2 shares, $100.

Bliss & Wood, 2 shares, $100.

TOTAL: 116 SHARES, $5,800

The plans and specifications for the creamery engine and ice house are completed. The contracts will be let at once and the work pushed forward with unabated vigor. It is hoped that it may be running in three months. As the manner of operating these creameries is new to most of our readers, we will attempt to give an outline of it. In the first place, creamery butter commands everywhere from seven to ten cents more per pound than common country butter. On this margin the creamery works. They go out through the country and engage cream from every farmer, paying him as much as he can get for the butter after it is churned. The creamery furnishes the cans and sends a wagon to the farmer=s door every day to get the cream. They then, with their superior appliances, can make the cream into butter cheaply and get an excellent article, besides selling and feeding the buttermilk. When Winfield teams are scouring Cowley County from north to south gathering cream, and every farmer has an account at the creamery to draw against for his contingent expenses, we rather think the old days of Acorn pone and bacon@ will be entirely forgotten.

The stockholders met Tuesday evening, adopted articles of incorporation, and elected seven directors for the first year as follows: J. C. McMullen, M. L. Read, J. E. Platter, M. W. Babb, J. L. Horning, J. P. Baden, G. L. Holt. The Board of Directors are appointed a committee to act with Messrs. Holt and Hall in the selection of a site. Frank Barclay, A. H. Doane, and J. L. Horning were appointed a committee to superintend the erection of the creamery and accept or reject it when completed.


Winfield Courier, August 10, 1882.


Keep the Ball Rolling.

Mr. Brown, representing a large amount of capital, was in the citty Monday and talked with many off our citizens on the possibility of establishing a glucose manufactory here. He is ready and willing to take hold of it if our citizens give such assistance as will make it an object for them to come here. He has as yet made no proposition, but will return in a few days and when something definite will be arrived at. We take this opportunity of notifying friends that the AWinfield Glucose Works@ will start up about January first. The boom is beginning to boom and those who want to locate a claim hereabouts had better lay their foundation at once. Real estate is already beginning to feel the impetus, and the way our best citizens are taking hold of public enterprises shows that the boom is just beginning to move.


Winfield Courier, August 10, 1882.

Wild Shootng.

The usually quiet condition of our city was somewhat disturbed Sunday evening by a couple of shooting scrapes, or attempted shootings. It seems that for some time past the Marshals have imagined that Mrrs. Buck, who runs a music store in the old Stump building, was a disturbing element in the society of South Main street, and had resolved to investigate. For this purpose they stationed themselves in the rear of the building Sunday evening. Mrs. Buck learned of this and was not pleased with their action, so she raided the weeds with her little pistol, and wickedly fired it off at them, for which deed she was promptly arrested and required to give bail for her appearance. About an hour after the fracas night-watchman Higgins was walking down the street and when near Baden=s headquarters two fellows standing near the well in the street yelled out, AWant to arrest somebody else, do you?@ and began to stone him. Several stones flew uncomfortably near Mr. Higgins= head and he turned on his assailants, pulled his revolver, and began firing. It was quite dark, but one of them fell and afterward got up and ran away, leaving a stream of blood along the sidewalk. Up to the present writing no dead or wounded men have been found, so the matter is still a mystery. Altogether thhe evening=s shooting was quite unsatisfactory. Mrs. Buck=s poor markmanship can be excused, but Mr. Higgins should have brought down his man.


Winfield Courier, August 10, 1882.

Another Enterprise.

Some months ago Messrs. A. F. Morey, M. L. Read, and M. L. Robinson established a brick yard in the south part of town for the purpose of burning brick from the bank of fire clay mentioned before. The first kiln has just been finished and gives entire satisfaction. The company will now open out on a large scale and intend manufcturing three kinds of brickCthe common red brick, a mixed fire-clay, and the pure fire-clay brick. The fire-clay brick is as white as paper and as durable as marble, being perfectly fire-proof. The company have contracts for a large amount of brick already. Mr. Morey is an old brick maker and is satisfied that their vein of fire clay is the finest and purest in the county. A first-class pottery will be the next addition to the company=s works.


Winfield Courier, August 10, 1882.

Convention Notes.

There was no Auncertain sound@ from the purling banks of Rock Creek Saturday.

Geo. L. Gale of Rock, Capt. Shaw and S. M. Fall of Windsor, Uncle John Wallace of Dexter, H. C. Catlin of Liberty, and others of the AOld Guard,@ were on hand Saturday to advise while the younger fellows did the fighting.

Mr. J. D. Guthrie, of Bolton, was quite unwell Saturday, but was feeling much better when last we saw him at the train.

The Arkansas City delegation were a whole team with silver mounted trappings and a red dash-board. The leaders were a little fresh, but the wheelers held >em down, while the Aswing horses@ got in their work from both ends. The deal seemed to be mostly on Afutures.@

James Utt and C. E. Hale got left by the gentleman who brought them over and the prospect of a thirty mile walk was dispelled by Senator Hackney, who got a conveyance and carried them over.

Wm. Crawford came down from Ninnescah and gave the successful candidate for Superintendent a lift.

Tom Rrude has the satisfaction of knowing that he has lots of bright, energetic young girls all over the county who did their best for him all through the fight.

As Chairman Strong put it, Athe next thing in order was the nomination of Frank Jennings.@ When a fellow takes a case like this by default, he ought to defer execution. Frank had no fault to find with his opponent.


Winfield Courier, August 10, 1882.

We received a very pleasant call from Mr. Jas. A. Page, of St. Louis, Wednesday. Mr. Page is a civil engineer, and is at present engaged in Mississippi River work. He will spend several days here visiting with W. J. Kennedy, of the Santa Fe.


Winfield Courier, August 10, 1882.

The Fair.

Each day the prospects of the countty fair grow more flattering, and should no unforseen event interfere, Cowley County will have one of the best in the state this fall. Exhibitors are already making application for space for their productions in almost every department, and at this early day the management see the necessity of providing much more space for exhibitors than they at first anticipated would be needed. Some of the largest stock breeders in the stte are in correspondence with the association in regard to bringing their stock here, and without doubt there will be the largest collection of blooded stock ever collected in the county on exhibittion, which will be a feature that will well repay anyone for his attendance and patronage.

The superintendent, W. J. Hodges, is fitting the race track up in good shape for the use of the steppers that will be on hand for the honors of the turf.

The association has recently built, at a large expense, a new bridge across Timber Creek a short distance above the ford leading to the grounds, thus providing both an entrance and exit gate, which will prevent the jam and commotion that would otherwise result from the great number of teams that will be continually going and coming from the fair grounds.

The officers of the association are to be commended for the energetic efforts they are putting forth to make this exhibition a success, and every citizen in the county should assist them with their patronage in making it such. This association is not a money making scheme to aid or promote the interests of any private object or association of individuals, as incredulous persons are always read to surmise; but is intended for the promotion and building up of the industrial interest of the entire population of the county, and as such should receive a unanimous support.


Winfield Courier, August 10, 1882.

Good Templar Items.

The Good Templars of this city on last Friday evening installed the officers for the term commencing August 1st as follows.

P. W. C. T.: Mrs. E. T. Trimble.

W. V. T.: Mrs. Riehl.

W. Sec.: James Lorton.

S. T.: Miss M. Page.

W. G.: Miss Lizzie Schaffhousen.

W. Sen.: S. B. Davis.

W. C.: John Rowland.

W. A. Sec: Miss May Halyard.

W. F. Sec.: D. C. Beach.

W. M.: Frank W. Finch.

W. D. M.: Miss Alice Dunham.

R. H. S.: Mrs. Clara T. Beach.

L. H. S.: Mrs. Kate M. Smedley.

W. C. T.: Frank H. Greer.

L. D.: E. T. Trimble.

Sec. Of Divisions: Miss Lizzie Gridley.

The Lodge has been formed into two literary divisions, furnishing exercises for the entertainment of the members alternately. The exercises consist of essays, recitations, music, debates, etc. They are now editing a semi-monthly paper called the Prohibitionist, which is always very interesting. The members are not only striving to forward in every way possible the temperance cause, but are making the lodge room a pleasant place to spend an evening. The lodge is weekly increasing in numbers, and the meetings are becoming very interesting and profitable. J. B.


Winfield Courier, August 10, 1882.

Notice to Cowley County Fruit Growers.

All fine fruit now ripening, samples of not less than five (5) of each variety can be left at the COURIER office, where they will be taken and preserved for exhibition by Mr. Taylor. All specimens ripeningg sent should be free from bruises, insect stings, hail blemishes, and as of an even size as can be procured. All fruit that will bear shipment must be delivered at COURIER office Sept. 9th. Keep varieties separate and label them with a slip attached to stem. Leave stem attached in all specimens. Your committee will try and make arrangements for delivery and shipment also from Arkansas Citty, for the convenience of Creswell and Bolton Township horticulturists.

JACOB NIXON, Secretary.

(County papers please copy.)


Winfield Courier, August 10, 1882.

Horticultural Society Meeting.


Society called to order by President Martin. Minutes of last meeting read and approved. President appointed F. A. Williams, G. W. Robertson, and R. I. Hogue a committee to test and report on fruits placed on exhibition on table. Committee on State Fair collection reported by Secretary; good encouragement and cooperation of our orchadists, so far. State reports from State Horticultural Secretary for 1881 received and distributed to members present. Suggestion from President Martin that bees are necessary to fertilize flowers of tomato by carrying the pollen. General discussion on grape. It was suggested by a member that the Delaware grape should be planted on the north side of buildings to insure retturns this far south. Invitation extended to society by T. A. Blanchard, Secretary of Agricultural Society for this Society to take charge of the Horticultural exhibit at County fair this fall. Mr. Hogue moved that AResolved, That the Cowley County Horrticultural Society take charge of and make an exhibition of fruits at our County Fair this fall.@ Carried. Moved and carried that President appoint a committee of five to take charge of such exhibition at Fair. President appointed Jos. Taylor, F. A. Williams, S. Maxwell, R. I. Hogue, and J. Nixon such committee. Motion prevailed that the Society meet at COURIER office each Saturday in August at 2 p.m. Committee on fruit reported as follows.

AThe Committee find exhibited the following specimens of fruit.

AApples. Chimney Strawbery and Pennoch, G. W. Robertson; White Pippins, J. F. Martin; Variety unknown, fine, S. H. Jennings.

APeaches. Crawford=s Early, very fine, Mr. Howland and Mrs. Parker; Geo. 4th, Geo. W. Robertson; Large Early York; S. H. Jennings.

APlums. Lombard, extra fine. J. C. McMullen; Noise Seedlingg, G. W. Robertson. Nectarine Early Violet, very fine, G. W. Robertson.

AGrapes. Unknown (supposed to be Early Amber), J. D. Guthrie.




Jas. Kirk, Jas. M. Bair, A. H. [?M.?] Broadwell, Mahlon Fatout, H. C. Catin, F. H. Brown, H. E. Asp, T. A. Blanchard, and F. W. McClellan enrolled as members of the Society.

J. F. MARTIN, President.

JACOB NIXON, Secretary.


Winfield Courier, August 10, 1882.

The Market today (Wednesday) shows a gratifying advance in wheat over Friday and Saturday of last week. Buyers are now paying 75 cents for best. Monday it was quoted at 73 cents. Friday and Saturday at 63 to 65 cents. When it went down to 65, but little was brought in; but since the price has recovered to 75 cents, the receipts are large. Oats are scarce at 30 cents, and hardly enough have come in to supply the local demand. There is no corn being offered. Produce is in good demand. Butter 15 cents; eggs 12-1/2 cents; peaches 75 cents to $1.25. Chickens $2.00 to $2.40. Potatoes 40 to 60 cents. Beets 50 cents; onions 75 cents. Peach shipping will begin soon and an immense amount of the fruit will be sent East.


715, 420, 623, 343, 299, 149, 54, 214, 552, 627, 672.


Winfield Courier, August 10, 1882.

The sale of the Corson place mentioned in another column was consumated through Bard & Harris. It was one of the biggest real estate transfers made this season.


Winfield Courier, August 10, 1882.

Rifles, Attention! Meet at the hall Monday, Aug. 14th, at 7:30 p.m., for special busiess. Bring all uniforms, guns, and accoutrements.

By order LIEUT. FRIEND, Commanding Company.


Winfield Courier, August 10, 1882.



Winfield Courier, August 10, 1882.

Council Proceedings.


Council met in regular session, Mayor M. G. Troup in the Chair. Roll called. Present: Councilmen Read, McMullen, and Gary, City Attorney and Clerk.

Minutes of last regular and adjourned session read and approved.

It was moved that the Marshal be instructed to notify the Police Judge that he must make his reports to date and signify his disposition to try the cases ready to be brought before him as such Police Judge, or resign his office at once, or steps would be taken to oust him therefrom. The motion was carried.

The following bills were allowed and ordered paid.

Joseph Barricklow, building sewer: $38.00.

Wm. Warren, street crossings, etc.: $55.30.

Mater & Kibbe, repairs city tools: $2.55.

City officers= salaries for July: $67.90.

Bill of J. H. Land for digging grave for city poor, $4.00, was approved and recommended to the County Commissioners for payment.

Estimate of City Engineer of cost of constructing sidewalk on south side of 11th avenue, abutting on lot 10, block 51, was read and approved, and the Mayor was authorized to contract for the construction of the same.

On motion Council adjourrned.

M. G. TROUP, Mayor.

Attest: DAVID C. BEACH, City Clerk.


Winfield Courier, August 10, 1882.

OUR NORMAL. Notes About Our Teachers and Their Work.

The first month of the County Normal closed Friday week. The enrollment was 68 and the average attendance for the month was 62. The B class took a careful study of the U. S. Constitution, thorough work in bookkeeping, language, and arithmetic. The C class had daily drills in elocution and reading, arithmetic, geography, and practical language. The work of July was pleasant, deliberate, and fruitful. Those who attended the first month are in excellent condition for the work of the present month. Prof. J. W. Cooper, of Lawrence, and Miss Lillian F. Hoxie, of Emporia, have arrived, and the work of August starts off with flattering prospects. The opening exercises are held in the Court Room, from 7:45 till 8:30 a.m. The recitations then take place in the High School building upstairs. Friends and school officers are invited to visit the Normal at any time.


Of Winfield: Misses Florence Goodwin, Ella S. Kelly, Rose A. Rounds, Alpha Harden, Annie L. Hunt, Josie Bard, E. L. Cook, Alice E. Dickie, Mary Bryant, Alice Dunham, Floretta Shields, Mrs. E. T. Trimble, Mrs. R. M. Story.

Of Arkansas City: Misses S. E. Pickering, Jessie Sankey, Jennie F. Peterson; and W. M. Henderson.

Udall: Porter Wilson.

New Salem: W. M. Christopher.

Burden: Geo. Wright; E. A. Millard.


Of Winfield: Jennie Lowry, Rose Frederick, Emma Gridley, Villa Combs, Fannie Harden, Jennie E. Davy, Maggie Stansbury, Fannie Pontious, Maggie Seabridge, Amy Robertson, Etta B. Robinson, D. J. Brothers, Frank Robinson, Ansel Gridley, Samuel Aldrich, Charles Ware.

Seeley: Fannie McKinley.

Oxford: Anna D. Martin.

Burden: Hattie Mabee.

Torrance: Jennie Hicks.

Of Arkansas City: Misses Flora Finley, Anna L. Morton, Rose Sample, Maggie Sample, Linda Christian; J. W. Warren.

Akron: Clara Green.

New Salem:Mrs. A. M. Gillespie.

Rock: Mrs. A. G. Limeric; J. C. Martindale.

Cambridge: James Hutchinson; Lizzie Palmer.

Burden: R. O. Stearns.

Grenola: J. H. Crotsley.

Lawrence: S. L. Herriott.

Maple City: W. E. Ketcham.


Of Winfield: Anna Kuhn, Mary E. Curfman, Emma L. McKee, L. M. Page, Mary A. Orr, Ida Bard, Hattie E. Andrews, Lou M. Morris, Leota Gary, Lydia L. Horner, Anna McClung, Haide A. Trezise, Ida G. Trezise, Hattie Pontious, Mary Berkey, Maggie Kinne, B. B. Bartlett, Will Tremor, Harry Bullen, Miss Fannie Headrick.

Udall: Kate A. Martin; Lizzie Burden; P. M. Leach.

New Salem: Ora Irvin.

Oxford: Ida Hurst; M. J. Bennington; W. M. Jackson.

Seeley: Gertrude McKinley; Clara V. Pierce; Lilly Perrin.

Grenola: Lizzie Young.

Cloverdale: Bertha Hempy.

Arkansas City: Emma Rhodes, Dido Carlisle, Wm. E. Gilbert.

Tisdale: Mrs. Ella Kephart.

Burden: Charles Walch; M. M. Stearns.

Chetopa: Bert Dersham.

Dexter: J. R. Smith.

Rock: Jno. C. Bradshaw.

Cambridge: Grant Wilkins.

Baltimore: Chas. M. Messenger.


Winfield Courier, August 10, 1882.

New Salem.

Perhaps there are a few new items. The general health is quite good; those that were sick are now convalescent. Yet for all that we are trying to have a grave yard, or some are trying for one, and don=t you think Dr. I. is one of the most energetic men on the programme in trying to get the ACity of the Dead@ to close the station on the farm of Mr. Thos. Perry? I do not speak with disrepect, Doctor. Perseverance conquers all things, and death will conquer us all, and it is best to have our last bed partially ready.

Miss West visited friends in Salem last week.

Miss Julia Bovee is missed among us this week as she is visiting Mrs. Acrcher in Grouse.

Mr. Hoyland has had some very sick horses. Pink eye is among the poor dumb animals.

Mr. Bovee has sold several head of horses to Mr. Suttton.

Mr. Watsonberger lost a farm horseCtoo much millet they think the cause.

Mr. Vance has his millet up and some others have also.

Mr. Davis of Cherryvale called on Mr. Joe Hoyland last week.

Mr. McHenry has returned to Salem, bringing his wife with him. They are both much pleased with Kansas.

MARRIED. It has been a long time since any couple has dared to venture out on the matrimonial sea, but on Sunday the 30th Mr. Elijah Wells and Miss Augusta Bextel set sail.

Mr. C. C. Crow tied the knot in his home. Mr. Wm. McDonnel and Miss Lydia Gardner acted as groomsman and bridesmaid. The happy couple and their guests then repaired to the home of Mr. Wells, where a sumptuous wedding feast was in readiness for them. May happiness atend them.

Among some of the pleasant happenings was the birthday party of Miss Alice Johnson on the 24th. Miss Alice and her father spent the day in town, and she dined with a gentleman friend, whose birthday it also was. Then attended the Sunday school convention, took an early tea with Mrs. Swain and, accompanied by her hostess, came home by the light of the moon to find the house lighted, a long table in the dining room, looking so very inviting, for of course that greeted her optics, and the delightful aroma of the coffee, the fragrance of tea and lemonade, and the perfume of beautiful flowers drew the attention of her nasal appendage. And several buggy loads of youth, spirts, fun, and so on were on hand to celebrate her natal day. The evening was delightfully occupied with disposing of the goodies, friendly chat, music by several of the company, a solo by Mr. Wesley McEwen, and harmless games, Authors, etc., and I think we all went home feeling as though we really wanted to Astay till broad daylight, and go to our homes in the mornint,@ but did not Ayield to temptation@ in this instance.

The Salemites are beginning to wake up in the social life, as there was a goodly number gathered at Mr. Hoyland=s to help the Sunday school cause and also have a good swing, their supper, a bountiful share of candy, if they were flush! And thus time goes skipping along and brings the time for good-nights to be spoken and leaves the tired ones to seek repose. $7.12 was cleared, and we think that pretty good for a little country social in the busy season.



Winfield Courier, August 10, 1882.

From an Illinois Paper.

We clip from the Kankakee Gazette the following communication written from this county. It sets forth the condition of affairs here in a very impartial manner.

Emigration of a solid sort continues to pour into this portion of Kansas, buying out the old squarters and building houses, etc., and filling large pastures with sheep and cattle. Crops of all kinds were No. 1 last year, but this promises to be the largest crop of all kinds of grain, fruit, etc., ever produced in this State. Corn in many fields is 10 feet high. I wish to mention one or two farms and stock runs. I interviewed Mr. William Osborn on Sturday in Douglass. He came to and settled in the south part of Butler County in Walnutt Valley in 1871, bought an uncultivated quarter section of land, and began raising wheat. Wheat was a success with him. He continued wheat raising and with the money made thereat to buy adjoining lands until today he has a field containing one thousand acres of wheat in shcok which will average 30 bushels per acre.

Now as to sheep raising. John Stalter came here in 1871, had nothing to brag of except a little old wagon, two poor ponies, and a large family of small children; but he managed to struggle through from Ohio with 300 head of Merino sheep. He took a claim on the high prairie near a fine spring. He was industrious and improved his stock. His flock increased. He bought all the land around him with the proceeds of his wool and sale of mutton until he owns 1,200 acres of land, mostly enclosed, keeps from three to five thousand fine Merino sheep, and finished shearing his sheep and with the sale of his wool, at 22 cents per pound, will pocket $6,000, to say nothing of the increase of flock, sale of mutton, sheep, etc.

Grazing cattle are now pouring into the markets of Chicago, St. Louis, etc., from the best pasture lands of Kansas and will give the people of these Eastern cities an opportunity of eating good steak at lower rates. Stock cattle are as high here as in Illinois and likewise the festive porker has mounted up to painfully high prices to him who consumes hot dogs not produced. . . .

Yours truly, C. J. DURHAM.


Winfield Courier, August 17, 1882.



Winfield Courier, August 17, 1882.

Democratic Convention.


RECAP: Amos Walton, Bolton Township, chosen chairman; Samuel Davis, of Winfield, elected Secretary.


S. L. Gilbert, Winfield; Rudolph Hite, Dester; Henry S. Rouzee, Beaver; Samuel Davis, Winfield; Richard Cartright, Cedar; Timothy McIntire, Arkansas City; I. D. Harlerood, Silverdale; Amost Walton, Bolton.


R. D. Jillson, Winfield; J. O=Hare, Winfield; R. Stanton, Dexter; E. G. Cole, Winfield; J. Smith, Cedar; W. J. Conway, Bolton; C. W. Rogers, Fairview; R. B. Pratt, Silverdale.


Winfield Courier, August 17, 1882.

Miss Hila Smith, late of Winfield, and a sister of Mrs. T. H. Soward, was on the steamer Golden Dust at the time of the terrible disaster in which the boat was blown up and burned. Twenty-five persons were killed and forty-seven wounded. She was en route to her home in the East. The Globe-Democrat gives the following notice of Miss Smith: AShe and her four companions are noble ladies, behaving with the greatest fortitude and kindness, returning to St. Louis in care of the woundedCnursing and caring for them. The ladies all escaped with but slight injuries and loss of baggage and were the recipients of the greatest kindness from the Anchor Line in St. Louis.@


Winfield Courier, August 17, 1882.

Council Proceedings.


Council met pursuant to adjournment. Mayor Troup in chair.

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

Resignation of W. E. Tansy as Police Judge was read.

AHaving yesterday determined to permanently remove from the city, I hereby tender my resignation as Police Judge of the City of Winfield, so that you may take such action as in your judgment may seem best. . . . (Aug. 9, 1882) W. E. TANSY.

On motion of Mr. Read the resignation was accepted.

Reports of Police Judge for months of April, May, June, and July and to August 9th were presented and referred to Finance Committee.

It was moved that Mr. T. H. Soward be elected as Police Judge for the unexpired term. The motion prevailed.

It was moved that the City Attorney be instructed to prepare an Ordinance providing a penalty for violating section 16 of Chapter 89. Carried.

M. G. TROUP, Mayor.

Attest: DAVID C. BEACH, City Clerk.

Winfield Courier, August 17, 1882.

Special Horticultural Meeting.

August 12, 1882.

Society called to order in COURIER office. Minutes of regular meeting passed. Notice to Cowley County fruit growers by secretary, read by president. Messrs. Taylor, Gillett, and Hogue were appointed a committee to report on varieties of fruit on table, which was loaded with fine products of horticultural skill from orchards and garden. After an interesting discussion by members, committee and visitors present, among whom we noticed Mr. Myron Hall, of Newton, an old veteran horticulturist, who labeled, named, and arranged Kansas= exhibition of fruit at the Centennial exhibition. We hope and expect his aid and assistance in preparing an exhibit for Topeka in September. The committee on fruit reported as follows.

We present the following on the present exhibit. I. H. Bonsall, peas, No. 1, unknown; No. 3, Bartlett; No. 2, Winter Nellis; No. 2, apples, Ben Davis. T. A. Blanchard, fine Conrad grapes. A. R. Gillett, Livingston tomato, new and fine. Capt. Lowry, very fine display of 17 Crawford=s Early peaches, 9-1/2 inches in circumference and 2 pound weight each; also two apples, variety not determined. Mrs. Wilson Shaw, fine cluster of yellow Siberian crab.

G. W. Yount, Chinese radish and large fine union. A. R. Gillett, sample very early purple squaw corn. F. W. Schwantes, fine red plum, called Weaver. (Committee could not determine name.) Also large white onion from button setts, very good. Henry Hawkins, peas, Bartlett, Flemish Beauty, fine, one seedling and one unknown. Apples, Fallwater, Rambo, Keswick, Codling, Michael, Henry Pippin, striped sweet Pippin, and two unknown. G. W. Brown, peach, very large seedling, green (mesipe) unknown. Apples, Ben Davis, Maiden Blush, and one unknown.

G. W. Robertson, peaches, old Mixon, cling and free, also fine specimens yellow peach, supreme flavorCunknown; apples, Maiden Blush and strawberry fine. G. W. Martin, apple, Summer Pennoch, Lombard plum, fine specimen. Jas. Kirk, seedling peaches, very good. Jacob Nixon, Large Early York peach. Mr. Smith, seedling peach, fair. J. W. Millspaugh, apples, Domine, Ben Davis, fine, one unknown. Fine early Dent corn from exhibitor unknown; grapes, Clinton, Dracket, Amber, Concord, and fine Bermuda sweet potatoes.

W. C. Hayden, vegetable display very fine, 3 varieties corn, rhubarb, yellow Strasburg and red Wethersfield onions, 3 Rose and 3 Vermont potatoes, fine tomatoes and stalk corn 14 feet high with two good ears.

W. A. Ela, peaches, Mixon, Cling, and Indian, and one unknown. Jas. Adams, Snow peach. Jos. Taylor, Glori Mundi apple, very large and fine, 12-1/2 inches in circumference. Mrs. Col. McMullen, splendid plate of pears, peaches, apples, grapes, and plums tastefully arranged.

Taylor, Gillett, and Hogue, committee.

Resolved that this society return a vote of thanks to the COURIER Company for the use of their room at our meetings. Carried. W. C. Hayden joined society. Adjourned to Saturday July 19th at 2 p.m. J. F. MARTIN, President.

JACOB NIXON, Secretary.


Winfield Courier, August 17, 1882.

General Order No. 8.

AUGUST 16TH, 1882.

FELLOW SOLDIERS: I have been honored by being made the Colonel of the Cowley County Veterans on account of the resignation of your late Colonel, Chas. E. Steuven, and upon assuming command would urge upon all the old soldiers of Cowley County the importance and pleasure of at once enrolling your names in some one of the company organizations of the county to go to our grand reunion at Topeka.

The following companies are organized.

Capt. H. C. McDorman, Co. A, Dexter, Kansas.

Capt. R. Fitzgerald, Co. B, Burden, Kansas.

Capt. Wm. White, Co. C, Akron, Kansas.

Capt. J. W. Weimer, Co. D, Polo, Kansas.

Capt. J. B. Nipp, Co. E., Arkansas City, Kansas.

Capt. Thomas Cooley, Co. F, Red Bud, Kansas.

Capt. J. A. McGuire, Co. H, Winfield, Kansas.

Capt. A. A. Jackson, Co. I, Seeley, Kansas.

Report your names at once to someone of these company commanders if you wish to secure transportation at rates for old soldiers to Topeka. The cost of the round trip, with rations, will amount to about five dollars. To secure these rates, you must report at once, as your names cannot be put on the rolls after the first day of September.

All soldiers enrolled and all company commanders, with their companies, are ordered to report in Winfield early on the morning of September 11, 1882, to fill up the companies not full and organize two new companies, if there are enough soldiers.

We leave Winfield Monday evening, September 11th at 3 o=clock for Topeka. Each soldier will supply his own blankets and cooking utensils and one days rations. Each company commander will be expected to preserve such discipline in his company as will reflect additional honor upon our record as soldiers and upon the county of which we are citizens.

By order of T. H. SOWARD, Commanding regiment.

H. L. WELLS, Adjutant.


Winfield Courier, August 17, 1882.


Our Prospectus for the Fall Trade.

Our facilities for handling a large trade were never as good as they are at present. We have a large store, the largest assortment of goods kept by any retail Grocery and Queensware house in the southwest. Polite and attentive clerks, and having every advantage in buying we can and will sell goods as cheap as the cheapest. We have made every arrangement to add to our already large trade, and to that end we invite not only those who have heretofore dealt with us, but ask all who read this to consider themselves especially invited to give us a trial. We offer the advantage of a complete assortment. We carry in stock everything pertaining to a Grocery and Queensware business that can be called for. Our aim is not to sell a customer once and make a large profit, but to treat them by fair dealing and close prices as to make permanent customers of them. We have customers who have traded with us ever since we first opened our store here. One such is worth a dozen short lived ones, and we strenuously endeavor to treat our friends so they will Astay with us.@ Prices cut down below cost, and the loos made up by sharp practices and short weights will bring trade for a while, but will not make customers who stick. It is such that we seek, and to gain them and hold them is our ambition. To this end we faithfully endeavor to consult our customers= interests as well as our own in selling them goods. We guarantee botth qualitty and price of every article we put up for you. If you have not dealt with us, give us a trial. If you have, keep on with your orders and we will do our best to please you. We are not greedy, but we do like to do well, and we like to see all Winfield merchants prosper, and we are certainly striving to extend not only our own business, but the influence and trade of Winfield, and flatter ourselves that our efforts redound not only to our own profit, but to the prosperity of our beautiful little city and of its merchants.



Appreciating the fact that cooking in hot weather is very unpleasant, and that many families prefer to use


for Tea, we below present a list of articles especially adapted to such a demand from the fact that no preparation is necessary.

Huckin=s Sandwich Ham, Huckin=s Sandwich Tongue, Deviled Chicken, Deviled Turkey, Huckin=s prepared Soups, Deviled Crabs, Little Neck Clams, Lobsters, Cove Oysters, Sardines, both American and imported, plain and in mustard, Mackerel in Tomato Sauce, Mackerel in Mustard Sauce, Fried Brook Trout, Columbia River Salmon, Canned Red Snapper, the fish whose delicate flavor and nutritious substance makes the rich man ecstatic and the poor man rich. The Red Snapper is a native of the Gulf of Mexico and is probably the cleanliest fish that swims. The meat is white and free from oil, which renders Salmon and Mackerel objectionable to some persons. Cod Fish Balls, Pork and Beans, and Boston Baked Beans, Boneless Ham, Chipped Beef, Sliced Corn Beef, Manwell=s Cheese, Edam Cheese, and Cakes and Crackers of every description fresh from the factory each week.


Plain, Mixed and Chow Chow in one and two gallon buckets, in bulk and in glass, Prepared Mustard, Horse Radish, all kinds of Table Sauces, Catsups, and genuine imported Olive Oil, Preserves, Jams, Jellies, and Canned Fruits of every description. No use in building up a fire. We make a specialty of

Levering=s Baltimore Coffee!

And guarantee it better and purer than any other Package Coffee. It is not glazed, colored, or adulterated, and we warrant it absolutely pure.


Cheaper than LardCat about half the cost.



We have a very heavy stock of Plug, Fine Cut and Smoking Tobaccos, embracing all the well known standard brands. We can give good bargains from this stock. We are carrying a big stock of


and can show as large an assortment and as low prices as can be found in a regular Tea House. We are willing to sell Teas and Cigars on ordinary Grocers= profits, and do not pursue the old policy of selling sugar at cost and then committing highway robbery on a man when he wants some tea or a few cigars.

Huckin=s Self-Raising Griddle Cake Flour!

Makes a delightful breakfast cake with but little trouble.


Is palatable, healthful, nutritious, and highly beneficial to invalids and persons of weak digestion. Rye Flour, Tapioca, Farina, Pearly Barley, Oat Meal


and Imperial Granum, the great medicinal food.

There are many other specialities we could mention, but have not space to enumerate. As everyone knows we carry a large stock of staples, and it would be a waste of printer=s ink to go into details. It would also be a waste of your time to have you read a long list of

Queensware and Glassware

Department. You all know it is the largest, the handsomest, and cheapest stock in the county. In fact our reputation for this line of goods extends through a half dozen counties. We have a few

Words of Special Interest

to putters up of Fruit and dealers in Fruit Jars and Jelly Glasses. We have fifty gross of the above goods. We bought them direct from the factory at Pittsburgh and shipped them around by river to Kansas City. We are in shape to sell them as low as the lowest. To country merchants we will say we will duplicate Kansas City prices, freight added. We buy


of all kinds, and don=t allow anybody to pay more for it than we will. We have ten thousand one-third bushel


and must get rid of them this season. We will either sell you the crates and let you ship, or we will buy all your shipping peaches at a shipping price. The whole country has a special invitation to come in and see us. We will make room for you. Give us but half a chance to culttivate you and we are vain enough to believe we will write you down as a regular customer. A. T. SPOTSWOOD & CO.


Winfield Courier, August 17, 1882.



is now recognized as the Leading Grocery establishment in the city, and from the commencement enjoyed a large and increasing business. Today we have the largest and best assorted stock of Staple and Fancy Groceries in this city, or indeed in Southern Kansas. We buy in large lots for cash, and buy cheap. We can sell you, or show you, if you will take the trouble to drop in, the largest and most complete stock of the celebrated


Peaches, Pears, Grapes, Apricots, Plums, Cherries, Nectarines, and cheaper and commoner brands if desired. In canned goods you can get Mackerel, Brook Trout, Beef, Clams, Crabs, Sardines, etc., at prices that anyone can afford. We recently received direct from first hands a FULL CAR LOAD OF SUGAR

And are absolutely swimming in sweetness. If you want to see more sugar than you ever saw in your life before, come in and we=ll let you cast your eye over our cellar. We can undersell anyone on this staple. In the way of


Our stock is simply immenseCand we are selling at bottom figures. In


we have every known staple brand. We give our customers an inside price on Tobaccos which we don=t dare to advertise for fear our competitors will try to duplicate it and fail in consequence thereof.


We keep a large stock of Queensware, Glassware, and Woodenware at greatly reduced prices. Young men who are contemplating matrimony and shudder at the high price of Queensware and Groceries should bring their ladies in to


and price their goods. Those who do never go home single.


Every kind, quality, and quantity of mixed, plain, and fancy candies, kept in bulk or at retail. Parties purchasing for festivals and picnics should not fail to call on us.


is the most extensive in Kansas.During the past year we have flooded New Mexico and Colorado with Cowley County produce and have created a big demand for all we can get hold of. If you have anything to sell bring it to


And get Kansas City prices for it. Bring your Butter and Eggs, Chickens and garden truck, and you will always find us Aat the same old stand,@ corner Main and 10th Avenue, under the city clock. Come in, if you only come to see what time it is. If you question the gentlemanly clerk at the door on the subject of prices, you will never buy any place else. Remember the place,




Winfield Courier, August 17, 1882.


John Randall has been appointed postmaster at Floral.

The man who lost a short brass key Sunday will find it at this office.

Winfield Courier, August 17, 1882.


Mr. T. P. Carter, of Silver Creek, made us a pleasant call Saturday.

Three improved farms for sale cheap by Jarvis, Conklin & Co.

L. A. Millspaugh left last week for a month=s visit to friends in Burlington, Iowa.

Lucian McMasters has gone to Arkansas City and will open a billiard hall there.

Frank Manny is contemplating joining the ranks of the St. John men. The door=s open.

Sam Berger brought in a lot of seedling peaches Monday which were six inches in circumference. [THINK SOMETIMES THEY SAY BURGER...???]

Bob Mitchell had 21 votes for representative in the convention last Saturday to 6 for Castor.

Hughes & Cooper have purchased the grocery stock of Geo. T. Wilson, from Ridenour & Baker, the assignees.

Mrs. Charlie Stevens left for Pueblo, Colorado, Monday with her family, where she goes to join her husband.

ABuckeye=s@ article of a week or two ago seems to have used our Anti-monopoly friends up. He hit them hard.

BIRTH. Sol Burkhalter is the father of a bouncing boy, which arrived last Friday. He smiles as broad as an omnibus.

Rev. W. F. Harper of Wichita will lecture Friday night in the Baptist Church.

W. O. Johnson has removed to Humbolt, where he goes to take charge of the Chicago Lumber Co.=s yards at that place.

E. A. Henthorn came down Tuesday. He lost his mustache in last Thursday=s battle, and although slightly disfigured is still in the ring.

Sam Gilbert is building a large addition to the residence he recently purchased, on Tenth Avenue, west. He moved in Monday.

Mr. J. H. Warrenburg, of Beaver, brought in several ears of his corn, which were fully matured and shelled readily. It was planted the 15th of April.

Allen Johnson=s elevator on the K. C., L. & S. Railroad is about completed. It is a good building and will greatly facilitate the handling of his grain business.

Our table was graced with two beautiful bouquets from the hands of Miss Ella Ela, of Pleasant Valley Township, last Thursday. The gift is highly appreciated.

Spotswood presents a mammoth Aad@ this week. He isn=t afraid of printer=s ink, and consequently does a business that is sometimes equalled but never surpassed.

A. D. Edwards of Silverdale brought us Tuesday the mammoth millet of the season, standing eight feet and a half high with heads twelve to fifteen inches long.

The Catholic Fair last Thursday at Island Park was quite well attended, especially in the evening, and resulted in brining quite a snug little sum into the church coffers.

Dr. Wilson, of Sheridan Township, accompanied by his father-in-law, Mr. Stewart, paid us a pleasant visit Monday, and examined the agricultural specimens in our office.

Abe Steinberger came in Saturday evening and spent Sunday and Monday in the citty. He says he has his Grip firmly on its legs, and is printing ten thousand copies of the same.


Winfield Courier, August 17, 1882.


Among other fruit exhibits brought in during the past week were two small limbs covered with crab apples as thick as quills upon the fretful porcupine. They were presented to us by Mrs. Wilson Shaw.


Winfield Courier, August 17, 1882.

B. F. Cox has leased a half interest in the Tunnel Mills and Lou Harter started for the east Tuesday to purchase a lot of new machinery. The boys are bound to keep our citizens supplied with flour.


Winfield Courier, August 17, 1882.

During the school year that has just closed, there were 135 winter schools and 42 spring schools in session in Cowley County. Nearly one hundred and fifty teachers will be need for schools next fall and winter.


Winfield Courier, August 17, 1882.

Mr. I. H. Bonsall gathered and sent up to the Horticultural Society some very fine specimens of fruit from around Arkansas City last week. They formed an important part of the magnificent disply laid outt on our table Saturday.


Winfield Courier, August 17, 1882.

Mr. Isaac Beach left at our office last Monday a Lowell apple, which measures 12-1/2 inches around each way. It is one of the best kind of eating apples and its enormous size makes a full meal for a whole family. Mr. Beach takes the belt thus far.


Winfield Courier, August 17, 1882.

Sam Gilbert has sold his eighty acre farm east of town to Mr. T. M. Graham, of Evansburg, Ohio, for $4,000. Mr. Graham is a brother of our Dr. Graham, and has been for years a reader of the COURIER. He will bring his family out this fall.


Winfield Courier, August 17, 1882.

Mr. Akers, of Rock, brought us the first sweet potatoes of the season of respectable proportions last week. They would weigh over a pound each. If these potatoes keep growing through the balance of the season, they will have to be raised with a derrick.


Winfield Courier, August 17, 1882.

Mrs. H. P. Mansfield started for a summer tour through California, Monday. She expects to have a grand time, and of course she will. She promises the COURIER an account of her travels, which, we can assure our subscribers, will be most readable and interesting.




Winfield Courier, August 17, 1882.

Revs. Rigby and Gregory spent most of this week visiting friends here. Rev. Rigby has been called to and accepted the charge of the Madison Street, Topeka, Baptist Church, and will go there September 1st. Rev. Gregory is very well pleased with his location in North Topeka.


Winfield Courier, August 17, 1882.

Mr. Caton, of the Winfield Marble Works, has just finished and set up a magnificent Cottage Gothic monument, to be placed over the grave of John Brooks, at Burden. The monument was built on the order of Mrs. Elizabeth Brooks, his wife, and will be a fitting tribute to the memory of a devoted husband and father. It is about eight feet high, of handsome proportions, though somewhat massive. The base is of Vermont Marble, the shaft and trimmings of Italian marble. On the face is carved the family inscription. On the right hand side of the shaft is the age, birth, and death of John Brooks, and on the left hand side is an inscription in blank, which Mrs. Brooks intends to have filled in after her death. The lettering and finish are elegantCsuch as only Mr. Caton can do.


Winfield Courier, August 17, 1882.

Although the fact isn=t generally known, Winfield has one of the finest blacksmiths in the state in the person of Mr. Weaver, who occupies Max Shoeb=s old shop, west of the COURIER office on Ninth Avenue. During the past week he has done some of the nicest jobs in the way of machine repairing that we have ever seen attempted. Plows that other blacksmiths have ruined, he finds no difficulty in making as good as new, and with all classes of blacksmith work he shows himself possessed of a high grade of mechanical skill.


Winfield Courier, August 17, 1882.

Mr. James Connor sent us in a stalk of Light Spanish tobacco Thursday that was three feet high, the leaves measuring twenty inches long and twelve inches wide. The stalk was grown in the east part of town as an experiment. Mr. Connor set out two hundred plants in the spring and but one or two of them died. He says that the tobacco matures quicker than it does in Kentucky, the quality is as good, and for the same variety, the quantity is greater than can be produced in the ATobacco State.@


Winfield Courier, August 17, 1882.

Mr. R. B. Wood, of Wilshire, Ohio, honored our office with a call on Tuesday morning. He is the father of our townsman, B. F. Wood. It was his misfortune, after traveling a thousand miles to visit his son, to arrive just in time to see a large property interest of that son in the Winfield Mills swept away by fire. He is so pleased with this country that he proposes to move here with his family to spend the remainder of his days.


Winfield Courier, August 17, 1882.

A. T. Shenneman is talking seriously of putting a hundred cows on a place near here for the purpose of furnishing cream to the Creamery, and raising calves. A good cow will produce three to four dollars worth of cream per month, and the farmer has the use of all his skimmed milk, and raises a good calf in the bargain. Keeping cows for the creamery will be a lucrative and prominent industry before long.


Winfield Courier, August 17, 1882.

Mr. Jacob T. Hackney, father of Senator Hackney, was quite severly injured last week, while crossing the street near the churches. A small boy was riding along at full speed, and being unable to check the horse, it ran over Mr. Hackney, striking him in the head and breast and bruising him considerably. Boys will hereafter be promptly and vigorously dealt with who are found riding fast on the street.


Winfield Courier, August 17, 1882.

C. A. Bliss returned home Monday. The first news of the burning of his milol he got in the columns of the Daily Capital, on the train near Newton. The sight of the ruins as he crossed the railroad bridge must have been very painful to him, after having spent the best years of his life building up the business. However, Mr. Bliss has the nerve to pull through it, and commence over again.


Winfield Courier, August 17, 1882.

Two ministers advertise their flocks for sale in this week=s COURIER. It=s a bad thing when ministers sell their flocksCworse than the Ohio Democratic leaders, who are said to have sold out their party for $30,000, or 8-1/2 cents a head. However, it seems to be only an exchange of sheep for goats, as we see that they have acquired new flocks in Topeka.


Winfield Courier, August 17, 1882.

We received this week a very welcome addition to our exchange listCthe Del Norte (California) Cactus, by Will R. Stivers and Chas. E. Hill. Will was for six years our Deputy County Clerk and one of Cowley=s most reliable and responsible young men. We welcome him to the ranks of jourrnalism believing that he will prove one of its brightest lights.


Winfield Courier, August 17, 1882.

The Probate Court has refused to grant Ed. G. Cole a druggists= license to sell intoxicating liquors for the coming year. The statute places it in the discretion of the court whether licen shall be granted or not, even when all other requirements ares complied with. The action of the Probate Court in this case will be heartily sustained by the people.


Winfield Courier, August 17, 1882.

The hunting season has arrrived and sportsmen who wish to replenish their paraphernalia should call on Horning, Robinson & Co., and look over their splendid stock of guns and ammunition. They have the finest and most complete stock in this line ever opened in Winfield. Ammunition at bottom figures.



Winfield Courier, August 17, 1882.

Monday afternoon Henry Goldsmith got a telegram to meet his mother and sister, on the way from Germany, at Sedalia. The boy started at once for the depot on a run, without grip or clean shirt, and reached the train just as it was pulling out.


Winfield Courier, August 17, 1882.

Capt. Lowry brought us in a treat that brightened our devil=s careworn expression wonderfully. It was a half bushel of his mammoth Early Crawford peaches. The printers unanimously vote Capt. Lowry the medal.


Winfield Courier, August 17, 1882.

Art Holland, who is running a threshing machine south of here says he has already threshed 10,000 bushels of this year=s wheat crop, and in no case has he threshed wheat which gave less than thirty bushels per acre.


Winfield Courier, August 17, 1882.

A house and lot to trade for horse and buggy. Inquire at Spotswood=s.


Winfield Courier, August 17, 1882.

Three improved farms for sale cheap by Jarvis, Conklin & Co.


Winfield Courier, August 17, 1882.


One of the Leading Industries of Our Town and County Destroyed by Fire.

The Winfield City Mills a Mass of Ruins.

Last Sunday morning about three o=clock, our citizens were startled by the clanging of the fire bellCthat harbinger of woe which brings a chill to the hearts of all who hear it. Soon hundreds of feet were hurrying toward the bright red glare in the west part of the city, where the Winfield City Mills, one of the largest and best equipped institutions of the kind in the state, was being rapidly devoured by the angry elements. It was a grand sightCthe old mill enveloped in flame, which made things as bright as day for a distance of three blocks, and lit up the faces of the four or five hundred by-standers. The first question asked by everyone was, AHow did it catch?@ Various rumors were floating around. One was that the safe had been broken open and robbed, and the robbers set the property on fire. This proves to be a mistake and the question is still an open one. The mill had been shut down for two or three days while some machinery was bewing connected, and no one was in the building that night. The idea of spontaneous combustion seems to be most generally entertained. The miller was just getting ready to start the engine, as the water was getting low. It had not been run for a year and he was having it taken apart and oiled. A car of coal was shoveled up in one corner of the engine room, and from this probably the fire originated, just as that of the State Normal building at Emporia. The fire evidently originated either in the boiler room or office, as one of the first on the ground says the flames were just breaking into the mill, while the small building was enveloped in fire.

The mill was a magnificent piece of property and was grinding at the rate of seven hundred bushels of grain per day, and of the very finest quality known to the trade. They found a ready market for all they could do. The mill itself is a complete loss. Part of the walls are still standing, but are cracked and ruined by the heat and will have to come down. The boilers are safe and it is thought that the engine is not seriously disabled. The dam is not damaged. The elevator is safe and the franchise as good as ever. The mill was insured for $10,000, the damages are fully thirty thousand dollars.

The loss is great, not only for Messrs. Bliss & Wood but for the community at large. The demand for wheat by Bliss & Wood has tended to keep the price at its best.


It is the opinion of those who have most critically examined the matter and are best qualified to judge of the case that the Winfield Mills were fired by burglars. Two suspicious looking strangers were seen in town during the evening before, dressed in a way which might be called a cross between the cowboy and the citizen; one rather tall and the other thick set. They were seen in the weeds back of a dwelling in the west part of town during the evening, and again on the outtskirts of the crowd near the mill while burning, when some ladies heard oen of them say to the other, ALet us go nearer,@ and was answered, ANo, they will see my face.@ The theory of spontaneous combustion of the coal heap is pronounced untenable, for the coal is not burned yet but remains intact where it was left in the northeast corner of the wing. The shavings about the bench in the east part of the wing near the coal had not taken fire when the first of the crowd arrived at the premises after the alarm was given. The office was in the south side of the middle of the wing in which were the safe and desks. Those who first arrived at the fire saw into the office through the windows and there saw the safe door open and the books and papers from the safe scattered across the floor. They also saw the desk. Two of its drawers were on the floor and another was on the top of the desk. It happened that only about $25.00, and that in silver, was in the safe and a few dollars for ready change was locked in a drawer of the desk. No silver could be found in the ashes after the fire, but two nickels were found not at all melted. In short, there was so little combustible material about the wing that the fire could not be hot enough to melt silver. A check book which belonged in the mill was found in the street twenty rods away, and some weigh checks belonging to the mill were found almost up to Main street. The fire evidently originated in the wing and spread rapidly into the main building, so that it is evident the fire was not caused by spontaneous combustion of dust in the mill like the Minnesota disaster. The theory is that these two strangers broke into the wing through a window, that the safe was only locked on the first turn, and that by trial of turnig showly, the burglar caught the first combination and opened the safe; that the desk lock was picked and the burglars, not satisfied with their little bbooty, concluded to make a bonfire and draw the people of Winfield away from their homes to give an opportunity to go through some residences. But if this was their game, it was nipped by Shenneman, who, on the first alarm of fire, organized a force of thirty special police to patrol the city.




Winfield Courier, August 17, 1882.

The crossing on Stewart Street and 12th Avenue is a disgrace to any civilized community. It stands up about a foot above the level of the street without any grade whatever, and forms a complete barrier to heavily loaded teams. Our street commissioner needs to wake up and attend to his business, or give a reason for not doing so. Many other crossings are in a wretched condition. The grading on East Ninth Avenue had better never have been done at all than left in the condition it isCrougher than a corduroy road.


Winfield Courier, August 17, 1882.

There are a set of religious cranks who have been holding meetings in the south part of town in a tent, but it appears that they got so little attention there that yesterday they paraded the streets and sidewalks in a body howling, singing, and praying, and making themselves offensively ridiculous. The marshal should attend to them.


Winfield Courier, August 17, 1882.

Dr. Van Doren left with us yesterday morning some fine samples of Prentiss white grapes from his vines two years old. The grapes are of medium size, but the bunches are well filled and occur about two inches apart on the vines, loading the vines more heavily than any other grapes we have ever seen.


Winfield Courier, August 17, 1882.

Messrs. Bard & Harris, real estate agents of this city, sold on Monday the farm of Samson Johnson in Pleasant Valley Township to O. A. Crawford and Peter Croco for $3,300. Also George T. Wilson=s farm was sold to R., K. Parkhurst and E. T. Standley for $1,500.


Winfield Courier, August 17, 1882.

Saturday evening a mad dog visited the western part of Vernon and caused a large amount of trouble, biting several dogs and frightening the people. He went down the Arkansas valley and had not been killed when last heard from. Look out!


Winfield Courier, August 17, 1882.

The COURIER Band played several pieces from the Opera House balcony Monday evening. Everyone expressed surprise at the progress the boys had made. They are doing splendidly.


Winfield Courier, August 17, 1882.


Jake Nixon has just completed an addition to his dwelling and repainted the whole of it. His trees and blue grass have made a fine growth this year.

Mrs. Randall has added a fine picket fence to her property.

J. H. Olds, on the opposite side of the street, has just finished painting his beautiful residence and is now making a fence, which when completed will be the best and most attractive fence in the city.

Mr. W. R. McDonald, since his purchase of the Jochems dwelling, has largely improved it by paint and an ornamental fence. It is one of the fine homes of the city.

Three years ago John Reed took three bare lots, and today they are covered with choice trees, small fruits, and he is now painting his house and making sidewalks and fences. All the work done thus far has been done by himself.

Henry Goldsmith is engaged in largely improving the dwelling he lately bought from Captain Stevens.

Mr. D. C. Beach has nearly complleted a fine residence on east 9th Avenue. The plasterers and painters are now at work.

Mr. R. A. O=Neal has just completed an addition to his already large residence.

Frank Barclay has put in his handsome grounds a fountain and made many other improvements. This is a model piece of property. Frank, by his own work, has made a model place.

Col. Fuller has made a number of improvements on the half block in which his residence is, among others is a fine picket fence.

Ed. Bedilion has just finished painting his elegant residence.

Dr. Emerson has made a new addition to his residence and largely beautified his grounds.

A. T. Spotswood has made various additions to his house, enclosed his quarter of a block with picket fences, set the land in fruit and ornamental trees, and now has one of the desirable homes of the city.

Charlie Bahntge largely added to the value of his fine residence by ornamental fences and trees. His shrubbery is set out with a great deal of taste.

Mr. Edwin Beeney has completed the fences to his residence, his grounds show great car, and in four years he has made from raw prairie an attractive home.

Prof. Hickok keeps steadily improving his block of ground, and the trees now begin to make a fine show. Around the entire block is a row of Catalpas, which have made a wonderful growth this season. The Professor has been very successful in getting a stand of blue grass.

Mr. Washington Allen, who moved here from Iowa last May, is building a fine residence on South Millinngton Street. He has finished a stable and carriage house and before winter will have the dwelling completed. When done it will be one of the valuable homes of the citty.

Mr. J. S. Mann has nearly completed his beautiful residence. Mr. Randall, the architect, is entitled to great credit for the handsome appearance of this dwelling.

The Baptists, on this street, have largely impoved their magnificent church property by grading their grounds, setting out trees, and putting down broad stone sidewalks. One unusual feature of this church property is that everything about it is complete.

The Methodists are hard at work on the interior of their large building, under the direction of Mr. Randall. The room will be a surprise to all our church goers. A barn-like structure, under the hands of skilled mechanics, is being converted into one of the finest audience rooms in the state. When the painters and paper-hangers get through, the Methodists of Winfield will not only have the largest, but they will have the finest church in the South Kansas conference. It is the intention of this church to have sidewalks, trees, and grounds in as handsome a shape as their brethren, the Baptists.

The Presbyterians are never behind in enterprise. For some weeks Mr. Herrington has been at work decorating the audience room, and the work is sufficiently far advanced to indicate the character, and while entirely different in style from either of the other churches, it is fully as beautiful in its way. The only work the Presbyterians will do outside is a sidewalk on the west side, which will accommodate the northeast part of the city. No city in Kansas can boast of three finer churches than these named, and a not to be forgotten feature is, that they are all paid for.

Dr. Graham is most happy when he is improvingChe is now making a further addition to his dwelling. He has much improved the appearance of the dwelling by Apointing and tucking@ the brick work. These grounds have a complete system of water works.

The west side of the city has made an unusual number of fine improvements. Mr. J. P. Baden has very much improved the appearance of his grounds by a line fence, and painting.

Judge Torrance, in addition to a new office which is just done, has improved his house and grounds by judicious work.

The beautiful residences of Messrs. Read and Myton have been improved with a private system of water works. The grounds are completely irrigated, and each have fountains.

Mr. B. M. Legg is getting out the material for a fine dwelling, which will be erected on the corner of 9th Avenue and Manning Street.

Mr. A. M. Doane is another man who never stops improving. In addition to largely beautifying his grounds, he has just completed an addition to his house.

Mr. Sam Gilbert is now building a two-story addition to the dwelling he lately purchased of Mr. Kinne.

Mr. Fanstock now has in process a story and a half addition to his dwelling.

Mrs. Whitney has her fine dwelling completed, except the painting.

Mr. Case has rebuilt his dwelling in better style than the one destroyed.

Winfield Courier, August 17, 1882.

Mr. M. L. Robinson has spent a good many hundred dollars on his grounds this year. His grounds are completely irrigated by their own system of water works. These grounds are so extensive that they should be worked under the direction of a landscape gardener, and

M. L. is the man to have it done.

Many a man will walk a block out of his way to see Mr. Horning=s house and grounds. They are as good an example as there is in the state of what money and energy when united with good taste will do. The place is a picture, and it will grow more beautiful each year as the trees and shrubbery increase in size. A home like this educates people and shows the possibilities of Kansas soil.

At the head of Main street Mr. Allen Johnson has his large elevator nearly ready to receive grain.

In the way of manufacturing enterprises, the season presents very favorable results. Mr. Samule Clarke has started, near the Santa Fe depot, his Winfield Machine Shop, which is doing good work and is making money.

Messrs. Thrope and Campbell have completed the Kansas Tannery, and it is now engaged in manufacturing.

Work on the Creamery, which will be a large building and employ several hands, has already commenced.

Fourth on the list of manufactures is the brick yard in the southwest part of the city, established last June by Messrs. Read and Robinson. The first kiln of red brick is just completed, and a large part of it is already sold to Wellington parties. This will become one of our most important enterprises, as it is intended to make fine brick. Beds of Clay for the same exist in inexhaustible quantities within a short distance of the yard.

This makes a list of one large elevator and four factories located in Winfield this year. Who says prohibition has killed our city?

In addition to all these private enterprises, the county is improving the courthouse block, the two districts are spending about four thousand dollars in the improvement of the schoolhouse grounds, and the city is putting down sidewalks and crossings to an extent greater than ever before.

On Main Street twelve hundred feet of gutter work has already commenced, and the job will be completed in about sixty days.

As regards business generally, it was never in as prosperous a condition as it is today. Our merchants are all discounting their bills and one house will show an aggregated sales of more than one hundred and fifty thousand dollars for the year 1882. While there is no boom excitement in this city, yet there is no place in the state that is more solidly prosperous than Winfield.


Winfield Courier, August 17, 1882.


Work Was Commenced Wednesday Morning and It Will Be Running in Ninety Days.

Keep the Ball Rolling.

Tuesday morning the Board of Directors of the Creamery Association met for the purpose of visiting and personally selecting a site for the Creamery. There were present four of the directors: Messrs. Read, Babb, Horning, and Platter. Two sites were proposed: one on the river just above Bliss= Mill; and the other near the Santa Fe depot on the ground where the railroad windmill stands. The latter proposition included the refusal for a year of grounds adjacent for hog lots at a stipulated prrice. After visiting the grounds and thoroughly investigating the matter, the directors decided in favor of the last named locationCthat near the Santa Fe depot, and work was begun at once. The location is a very good one and is handy to water and railroads.


Winfield Courier, August 17, 1882.

Come On, Gentlemen!

Mr. W. T. Fleming, of Creston, Iowa, spent several days in our city last week. He had read in the COURIER, to which is partner is a subscriber, the account of the establishment of our Creamery, and posted down here immediately to secure a location on which to place a hundred cows. He has taken the refusal of a half section farm near town and will be on hand as soon as he can arrange for removal. Mr. Fleming is a wide-awake and stirring gentleman and brings considerable capital. He will be a most valuable addition to our community. These new enterprises are what attract capital and engage the attention of men looking for a location where death and mortification have not set in. The COURIER has labored long and earnestly for an awakening of our citizens to the imporrtance of public improvement, and is very glad to see its labors bearing such abundant fruit. Our city has advantages to offer for men of capital second to none in Kansas in the way of schools, churches, pleasant homes, and good society, and all she has lacked was a general interest in the matter of public enterprises.


Winfield Courier, August 17, 1882.

The Markets.

Wheat today (Wednesday) is off four to five cents from Saturday and Monday=s sales, and is selling at best for seventy-one cents. Some sales this morning were as low as 65 cents. Little is bewing marketed today, although yesterday=s sales were larger than for any day during the week. [SKIPPED WEIGHMASTER REPORT.]

The market on produce is still active. Butter, 25 cents; Eggs 12-1/2 cents; Peaches, 50 to 75 cents. Tomatoes $1.50. Cabbage 2 cents per lb. Potatoes 69 cents.


Winfield Courier, August 17, 1882.

Sheriff Shenneman captured two negro horse thieves Monday. They had stolen horses from the Territory and sold them to Patterson, of Arkansas City. As soon as Shenneman got his eyes on them, he knew they were horse thieves, and took them in. He raked in another man Tuesday. It was the one who stole Mr. Raymond=s ponies and Mr. Hurd=s buggy some weeks ago. Some think it is Tom Quarles, who will be remembered by early settlers as a pretty bad case. He was living with a woman at Independence and had in his possession Hurd=s buggy and harness, one of Raymond=s horses, and a horse that was stolen from L. C. Norton at Arkansas City. Shenneman is a terror to horse thieves.


Winfield Courier, August 17, 1882.

Ed. Farringer had quite a trade in the piano line last Saturday, selling two instruments, one being a fine nine hundred and fifty dollar upright paino, which was purchased by Col. J. C. McMullen.


Winfield Courier, August 17, 1882.

We have received two peaches of a very fine quality, from Mr. C. P. Ward. They are as large as Crawford=s Early, but of a very delicate color. We have not learned the variety.


Winfield Courier, August 17, 1882.

The New Salem depot was robbed Monday afternoon of $60 while Mr. Allen, the agent, ws away. Thieves broke in through the back door.



Winfield Courier, August 17, 1882.

Henry Paris is doing a first-class job on street sprinkling. Henry never tackles anything but what he does it well.


Winfield Courier, August 17, 1882.

The old scales have been removed from in front of Sydal=s to Burden. They were put down in 1872.


Winfield Courier, August 17, 1882.

For Sale. 450 merino ewes and 150 lambs. Also 350 graded Missouri ewes and 125 lambs. Call on or address J. D. Pryor or C. W. Gregory, Winfield, Kansas.


Winfield Courier, August 17, 1882.

Ad. First party wanting a Hapgood sulky breaking plow, I will give one of my Anti-friction rollers free of charge. W. A. LEE.


Winfield Courier, August 17, 1882.

Ad. For Sale. 715 Merino sheep. Call on or address Hall Bros., Tisdale, Kansas, or

H. E. SILLIMAN, Winfield, Kansas.


Winfield Courier, August 17, 1882.

Ad. For Sale. Twenty-five head of Merino bucks, or will ttrade for good wethers. Address J. H. SAUNDERS. Winfield, Kansas.


Winfield Courier, August 17, 1882.

Ad. Fire Insurance. S. L. Gilbert, represents the N. Y. Underwriters, Pennsylvania Fire, Phoenix of London & Union of California. Insure yourr property with him.


Winfield Courier, August 17, 1882.

Ad. Families can be supplied with grapes in quantities from 10 to 100th lots at bottom prices and on short notice. Also choice peaches at WALLIS & WALLIS.


Winfield Courier, August 17, 1882.

AD. SHEEP FOR SALE. We offer our herd of about 4,000 well bred merino sheep for sale. Parties desiring good sheep will do well by calling on us. Letters addressed to El Dorado will receive prompt attention. SANDS BROS.


Winfield Courier, August 17, 1882.

Ad. Ladies will please take notice that we are now agents for Butterick=s Patters. Fall fashions will be opened at our store in a few weeks. M. HAHN & CO., Agents, Butterick=s Patterns.



Winfield Courier, August 17, 1882.

Ad. I have for sale one pair extra good draught Horses, Harness, and platform Dray; one good pair small farm Horses and harness; also one pair good saddle or driving Ponies, Harness, and first class Phaeton buggy, which I will sell for cash or on time. For futher information inquire of A. G. Wilson at City Scales, Winfield, Kansas.


Winfield Courier, August 17, 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.


Winfield Courier, August 17, 1882.

PUBLIC SALE. I will offer at public sale at my farm 2-1/2 miles northeast of Red Bud in Maple Township the following property.

11 Cows, 1 two year old Heifer, 10 Yearlings, 10 spring Calves, 1 thorough bred short horn Bull, 32 Shoats and brood Sows, 3 work Mules, 1 work Horse, 2 farm Wagons, 2 Cultivators, 2 Plows, 1 Walter A. Woods Harvester, 30 acres growing Corn, 20 tonw Millet, hay, and other property too numerous to mention. ADAM WALCK.


Winfield Courier, August 17, 1882.

PUBLIC SALE. On Thursday, August 24, 1882, at my farm in Vernon Township, 6-1/2 miles northwest of Winfield, I will sell to the highest bidder, the following described property, viz.:

Six (6) Milch Cows.

Five (5) Two yr. Old Heifers with calf.

Three (3) Yearling Heifers.

Three (3) Heifer Calves.

Four (4) Yearling Steers.

One (1) 2 yr. Old Bull.

Two (2) Hogs.

Terms: A credit of six months with 10 percent interest will be given to those who desire it. 10 percent discount for cash. J. P. PATTERSON.


Winfield Courier, August 17, 1882.











Winfield Courier, August 17, 1882.


The old soldiers met pursuant to call of the chairman at Summit schoolhouse, Richland Township. Called to order by J. W. Weimer, and the object stated to be to reorganize and make arrangements to go to the reunion of old soldiers at Topeka. J. W. Weimer was then elected captain; J. M. Bair 1st Lieutenant, and T. R. Shuman 2nd Lieutenant. It was then voted to get uniforms with military caps. Names of those wishing to attend the reunion were enrolled. Quite a number were taken down. It was then voted to put the drums in complete repair and take them along. A collection was taken up for the purpose. The finance committee was continued for another term. Addresses were made by Colonel Steuven, Adjutant Wells, J. M. Bair, and others. Adjourned for drill by Col. Steuven. The old soldiers have not forgotten the drill movements, which were well executed. Ordered that a copy of proceeding be furnished the COURIER.

J. W. WEIMER, Chairman.

N. J. LARKIN, Secretary.


Winfield Courier, August 17, 1882.

Correspondence of the ACourier.@

TOPEKA, August 5th, 1882.

Probably a true index to the prosperity of the state can be found in the number of students who attend our colleges and higher institutions of learning. The prospects this year for an increased number of students at all the state institutions are very flattering. The correspondence of the State University, we are told, indicates that there will be a larger attendance than ever before and will probably reach 600. The high standing already taken by this institution has won for it the hearty support of all interested in higher education, and it was only owing to the failure of crops last year that the institution did not number over 500. Our institutions of learning are all attended by a great many young men and women who are entirely dependent upon themselves, and any failure of crops is sure to take a great many of these honest and deserving students ffrom the tanks. At least this is so at the State University.

A renewed interest is being awakened in base ball this season. The Westerns have just reorganized and will play the Wichita club August 12.

Arrangements have been made for a Grand Army of the Republic train to run through from Joplin, Missouri, to Topeka to attend the soldier=s reunion.

The committee of 38 have adopted a badge for the veterans who attend the reunion, which will be furnished them at nominal prices. State headquarters will be established and a complete system of registering will be adopted so that old soldiers will be able to meet their comrades and friends of former years if they are now living in Kansas. A medal or badge consisting probably of a badge or silver plated star, with a stockade on one side and the coat of arms of Kansas on the other, bearing the inscription, APresented by the people of Kansas in greatful recognition of services and suffering for the Union, Topeka, 1882,@ will probably be provided for the ex-prisoners of war and presented to them by James G. Blaine after the address on Friday, September 15th. About fifteen old army songs have been printed and will be sent out to the different posts and military organizations in the state with the request that they be practiced by the old soldiers so that they may come prepared to make the woods ring with song and music. Seventty-five bands have signified their intention to be here, and all other bands that intend to participate should notify D. A. Valentine, Clay Center, Kansas, at once, as he desires to make arrangements for them.

The races this year will close with a grand equestrian stock race for $1,000. The race will be the best three in five mile heats, and thus will be far more interesting and exciting than the fifty mile races last year. Horsemanship and speed will be shown instead of its bewing a mere art of the pluck and endurance of the rider.

The bicycle tournament will be something new in the West. The amateurs of the state will be out in full force to contest for the silver cap and the championship, and several professionals from the east will be on the grounds and give an exhibition of their skill in the use of this modern instrument of travel.

The new Topeka Opera House will be opened September 11th by the Emma Abott troupe and will continue throughout the week. This is a very fortunate date, for it will give all those who attend the fair an opportunity to see and hear one of the best artists on the American state. The other theaters will also furnish attractive bills.

An army ration consisting of pressed beef, bacon, rice, salt, granulated sugar, soft bread, hard bread, Boston baked beans, roasted and ground coffee, and candies has been asopted and will be furnished the vewterans for 23 cents per ration. The committee find that it will take $5,000 more to complete arrangements for the accommodation of the vast numbers that will be here during the fair, and are now out soliciting subscriptions from the citizens. They will get the money without difficulty.



Winfield Courier, August 17, 1882.



EDS. COURIER: I want to express through your paper my hearty appreciation of W. P. Hackney=s article in reply to Pardee Butler. I know the Rev. gentleman, and I think it a little singular that such a sentiment should originate with a man who was tarred and feathered on account of his abolition prrinciples in the early days of Kansas. A few such notices will show them up in the proper lightt. I am a Dutch preacher, was raised on lager beer and sour krout, but I want such amendments to our present law as will make it a terror to violators.

Truly yours, L. W. SHIVELY.


Winfield Courier, August 17, 1882.

A band of Indians tackled a wagon train near Clifton, New Mexico, on the 26th of last month. The seven teamsters stood the Indians off, captured one that was mortally wounded, and scalped and roasted him alive. It looks as if an American teamster would make a wild Indian ashamed of himself if he were turned loose.


Winfield Courier, August 24, 1882.



EDS. COURIER: Seeing nothing in your paper concerning the recent camp meeting save the mention by yourself of the very Agraphic and amusing account given you by a young lady,@ I will send you a few notes. Doubtless the inhabitants of Jericho, especially some of the young damsels, were similarly amused on a certain occasion when their city was encompassed by an army. (See Joshua, 6th chapt., and 3, 4, and 5 verses.) God bless and save the young lady, whoever she is. We were once as gay and thoughtless perhaps as she. The camp meeting was a glorious victory all the way through. The Rev. Mr. Haney, a member of one of the Illinois M. E. Conferences, assisted by other ministerial brethren, conducted the meetings, which consisted of five services each day, beginning at sun-rise with a prayer service. We would have been pleased if all the people could have been present at the Bible readings, which were very interesting and instructive, as indeed were all the service results for the 6 daysC19 converted, 29 sanctified, and the Lord=s people greatly strengthened and encouraged. To God be all the glory forever and ever. MRS. D.

Red Bud, Kansas, August 11, 1882.


Winfield Courier, August 24, 1882.


EDS. COURIER: Among the items of interest from the upper Grouse, we note:

Dr. Luther is erecting a drug and general merchandise store.

Messrs. Hull & Son are among our newcomers. They have located on government land.

A brother of Johnson Fowler and Mrs. Shrieves is here on a visit, and for the purpose of looking up a location for a future home. He will be a valuable acquisition to Cowley County, should he conclude to locate.

Mr. Archer has rented his home farm to Messrs. Graves & Turner and will remove to his farm at New Salem soon.

Wm. Rudloff has rented his farm to a Mr. Doolittle, who is engaged in the sheep busiess.

Our Sunday school is Anon est.@ We were sorry to witness its demise for it does not speak well of a district containing over fifty scholars of school age.

We are glad to witness the prosperity of our pioneer settler, John Rudloff. Among the first to settle on the grove, after withstanding drouths, grasshoppers, chinch bugs, and the various evils that best the early settler, John deserves to succeed.

Chicken thieves are on the rampage. A dose of salt or fine shot through the medium of a gun would serve as a quietus. More anon. COMSTOCK.

Winfield Courier, August 24, 1882.



EDS. COURIER: We left Winfield July 6th, arriving in Chicago on the 7th, spending a pleasant time with old friends, and left on the 10th for New York by way of Niagara Falls and Buffalo. At the former place we felt the full force of the awe inspiring grandeur and sublimity which this world wonder gives to the beholder. The Irishman said: AWell, there was the water, an= there was the fall, what could it do but come over?@

We arrived in New York on Thursday and took in Central Park with the obelisk, museum, etc. On Friday evening we came aboard the steamer on which we are still plowing the mighty deep. The voyage is a very pleasant one, the officers are gentlemen, and the 80 cabin passengers are all that could be expected. While some have made a heaving offering to Neptune, Winfield has conributed nothing to him whatever. We are enjoying the trip. Our vessle is over 400 ft. Long, 42 wide, draws 25 ft. Of water. Her engines are 2600 horsepower. She has thus far made 250 miles per day. She consumes 65 tons of coal every day.

JULY 26th: Off the coast of Ireland. Land in sight. We expect to reach Glasgow this evening or tomorrow morning. Cabin passengers passed resolutions favorable to Captain and officers last night. Yours truly, more anon. J. CAIRNS.


Winfield Courier, August 24, 1882.


EDS. COURIER: In answer to an old soldier of the 22nd O. V. I., I would say I belonged to 50 O. V. I., Co. G, and that the name Hall was familiar in the regiment, though I was not personally acquainted with Henry C. Hall. I was sick and absent from the regiment at the date you spoke of, and know nothing of the circumstances in connection with his death.



Winfield Courier, August 24, 1882.


EDS. COURIER: Have not forgotten you, though have remained sileent over longCpartly from scarcity of news items, and partly for want of time during the unusually busy season; for weeds will grow as well as corn, and a large harvest makes proportionally more work.

Although very busy, took time to attend the primary and learn that the opponents of St. John were not so much opposed to prohibition as to the partial enforcement of the law; and with a better prospect for its enforcement, the future to them looks brighter, and before election they will all fall in line and cast their votes for St. John and prohibition, thereby aiding to sweep the state with the grandest anti-whiskey wave that ever folled. Let it roll and send the news with its influence to Indiana and other states that are halting between two opinions.

I notice from items in the COURIER that the Local Editor is continually happening around where there is something good to eat. The locals read as though it was by chance, but it occurs so often that one is led to believe he has a habit of Anosin=@ around and can scent good victtuals from afar. But for fear this is a little too far or the wind may be unfavorable on that day, you are hereby invited to be present at a Sunday School picnic composed of the schools of Red Valley, Liberty, Centennial, Gilstrap, and Coburn, to be held in Fleeharty=s Grove on Silver Creek, the second Saturday in September. Candidates are expected to be present without fail and without invitation.

Peaches are plenty and fine in this section.

A number of have expressed a desire to exhibit farm products both at the County and State fairs.

E. H. McClaren sold his farm on Silver Creek last week to a gentleman from Ohio.

E. H. will move his family to Arkansas City, and his cattle to the Territory.

Prairie grass is being cut on almost every section and preparation for winter is rapidly going on. There seems to be a determination among the farmers to provide as good food and quarters for their stock as their means will permit. RAY.


Winfield Courier, August 24, 1882.


Our Miss Jessie is now visiting our old Winfield friends, Mr. and Mrs. Baldwin at Silver Cliff, Colorado. When she arrived at Canon City, there had just been a heavy storm and many wash outs on the railroad between Canon City and Silver Cliff, and she had to ride over the Greenhorn range thirty-five iles in a hack. The following is an extract from her letter describing this ride.

I do not want to take that stage ride again, but I enjoyed it immensely at the time. It was very exciting. There were miles and miles of steep uphill and steep down hill and once we came very near rolling down a long steep declivity into the gorge below. We had the funniest crowd for a stage load you ever saw. I wish I could give you an idea of how queer they were. There were two rough miners, a Pueblo lady and her little girl, two Swedish girls who could not speak English, another old maid and myself in the inside, while a conductor, a driver, and another fellow were on deck. As we were passing over the highest point on the route, the near forward wheel struck a boulder which had fallen down into the roadCsuggesting an upset and a tumble down the steep mountain side. I shut my teeth tight to keep my heart in, as it were, and if you=ll believe it, I laughed right out, for the effect it had on the rest. The two Swede girls yelled, AMine Gott in Himmel!@ One of the miners tried to bolt out of the hack. The woman squeezed her baby half to death. The other old maid, whose name was Miss Buster, Abusted@ out in hysterics and cried ABoo hoo, boo hoo.@ Others contributed to the circus, each in his own way. It was too funny for anything and I was never more tickled in my life. I sat where I could see the wheels rub along and after tthe incipient scare, could see that the driver was engineering splendidly. After the danger was passed, the old maid cooled off and said, AI trusted in the Lord.@ I answered that I was trusting in the driver and my trust seems to have been more perfect and confident than yours.




Winfield Courier, August 24, 1882.


For the month ending July 15th, Chicago received 80,000 of Texas cattle more than ever before in the same length of time.

The new hotel at Geuda Springs is up and the plastuers are now putitng on the second coat of plaster. It will be ready for occupancy in a few weeks.

The herd law goes into effect in Sumner County at 12 m. O=clock on the 18th day of September. After that date no stock of any kind will be allowed to run at large.


Winfield Courier, August 24, 1882.


EDS. COURIER: We have noticed in past issues to the COURIER the simmer and boiling of the political pot, and since the stirring off at Winfield on the 5th and at Burden on the 10th the number of candidates in this section grew suddenly and beautifully small. But each member of the corps of candidates took the portion allotted by the convention with due complacence characteristic of republicanismCmajority rule.

As a candidate I too have committed myself to the verdict of the same power. Believing however that the honor conferred by the Burden convention might have been coveted ty better men.

Bright on the plain of my life shall be a fertile spot ever green to the memory of many friends for their respect. Without consulting personal interests which, in one=s own opinion are not small, I am before the voters of the 68th District. From a sense of duty and loyalty to law and loyalty to the best interests of the majority upon the subject of prohibition, I will say the line was drawn a year ago and we will fight it out on this line Aif it takes all summer.@ The plank referring to railroad tariff touches but too mildly the giant monster that is disturbing the social and industrial elements among the farming and laboring people. Extortionate railroad rates are no less a crime than the mortgage laws of our own state at present. Mortgages should be taxes where the money is invested, and in case of foreclosure should be satisfied with the property upon which the loan was made, and not be secured by the future prospects of a helpless family. The present unequal distribution of R. R. School tax is too plain a case of injustice to need comment. On a safe financial basis we want more money. We want inflation such as we have had since January 1, 1879: 170,000,000 imported gold, 80,000,000 from our own gold mines, 90,000,000 in silver and its substitute, and good bank notes to the amount of 210,000,000. This is inflation simple and sound about 380,000,000. Some of the county officers get too much pay in the opinion of many and there are many other reforms needed and should have attention. J. W. WEIMER.


Winfield Courier, August 24, 1882.


It Don=t Please The AuthoritiesCHence His Arrest.

The Kansas friends of Abe Steinberger, who went to Kansas City and started a paper called The Grip, will be surprised to hear of the arrest of that gentleman. The paper started out as a representative of the commercial men, and its first number was well received and highly complimented, Mr. Steinberger having already acquired quite a reputation as a spicy writer. A perusal of this number satisfied the postal authorities that it was a fit candidate for transmission through the mails as second class matter, and accordingly it was admitted as such. The second number, however, was spicier still, and rather shocked its moral readers, who began to denounce it. The third and last number was still worse, and the matter being brought to the attention of the city and federal authorities, the postmaster gave notice to Grip=s editors that their paper could no longer be admitted to the mails. The United States sommissioner threatened to have the editors arrested, and the city authorities also felt compelled to move in the matter, which they did by sending a squad of officers to the office of the paper and arresting Mr. Steinberger, the only editor found about the office. Steinberger was taken to the police station, where he gave bonds for his appearance before the recorder=s court when he will demand a trial by jury. The editor and employees of the Grip expressed considerable surprise at the raid. Leavenworth Times.


Winfield Courier, August 24, 1882.


The Belle Plaine annual school meeting voted a tax to start a library. This is an action that is worthy of being followed by every school district in the country.

Thirty-four horse wagons loaded with sugar and driven by Indians left Caldwell for the lower country not long since in one day. They might be called a sweet train.

About 400,000 head of young cattle have been driven north from this state during the past season. This vast army of cattle gave employment of 2,00 men, and brought into the state for disbursement by the stock raisers over $5,000,000, not counting the profits of the drive.


Winfield Courier, August 24, 1882.


New Fall Hats at City Millinery.

This is the dustiest time we have seen for years.

J. M. Dever is agent for the Union Mills, of Douglass.

The Sheridan Sabbath school picnic is postponed to September 14th.

Gene Wilbur and J. W. Weimer were in the city Friday night.

Laborers wanted at the Winfield City Mills, at good wages.

BIRTH. George Crippen is the proud father of a bran new boy, born Tuesday.

Smoke ABric-a-brac,@ best 5 cent cigar in the market, at McCommon=s drug store.

The firm of Thorpe and Campbell has been dissolved, Mr. Thorpe continuing the Tannery.

Miss Ida McDonald left Wednesday morning for a visit with friends at Ottawa, Kansas.

Mrs. Olds will give the teachers a reception at the Olds House this evening.

John C. Roberts has brought us some peaches that are hard to beat, being 9 to 9-1/2 inches in circumference.

T. J. Harris brought in the most wonderful blue joint grass we have seen, standing nine feet high and large in proportion.

Winfield Courier, August 24, 1882.


Lewis Brown brought us in a beautiful bouquet of Oleander blossoms, Tuesday. They have the finest tree we have ever seen.

The Courthouse bell squeaks horribly for want of oil. Won=t somebody take pit on the suffering citizens who live near, and oil it?

Ex-Gov. Chas. Robinson addressed a small audience at the Opera House Saturday afternoon. Mr. Robinson is an original St. John man.

L. J. Darnell of Silverdale exhibits much the largest and finest looking ears of corn we have seen. His will probably take the lead at the state fair.

A. M. Holmes of Pleasant Valley brings in the premium potatoes so far. His are very large, choice and fine, and yield about 400 bushels per acre on uplands.

There will be no services at the Opera House Sunday morning, as Rev. Jones will be absent attending a camp meeting now in progress on Grouse Creek.

Adam Sipe brought in last Saturday samples of Hale=s Early peaches nine inches in circumference, but most remarkable for their exceeding beauty and flabor.

The Dexter Band furnished the music for the anties Saturday. They play nicely and have made very rapid progress during the short time since their organization.

We have often heard it stated that celery could not be grown here. Frank Manny has a bed of very fine plants which seem to be thriving and as promising as one could desire.

Henry Hawkins of Vernon brought us in the Aboss@ pears last Tuesday, lots of them, Seckel, Flemish Beauty, Bartlett, and a new seedling variety, all very large and very fine.

A gentleman riding through a field of corn in Richland Township found he could not reach to the top of the stalks with his cane while sitting on a horse. We raise corn here in Cowley County.

The State school fund has been received and apportioned, and is ready for payments to the districts. Prof. Story informs us that the portion of this county is $3,102.54, which amounts to 44 cents per scholar.

Mr. A. DeTurk brought in for the Horticultural society last week some of the finest grapes we have ever seen. The clusters were very large and looked like we have seen them in a picture. The flavor was excellent.

Mr. H. Forbes of Pleasant Valley brings us several stalks of Mammoth sweet corn, each containing at least two large ears. He says it stands very thickly in the row and estimates the yield at 125 bushels per acre.


Winfield Courier, August 24, 1882.

Mr. Jas. Reubens and another Nez Perce discoursed at the Baptist Church Sunday evening on the wrongs heaped upon Chief Joseph and his people. The talk was sensible and forcible, and gained for the Nez Perces the sympathy of all who heard it.


Winfield Courier, August 24, 1882.

What has become of our Public Library? We do not hear of it lately. It seems to us that a suitable location might be found for it and such other matters attended to as will make it of benefit to the community. Let us hear from someone on this subject.


Winfield Courier, August 24, 1882.

Our jail at present contains four as hard characters as ever decorated its grates. Tom Quarles, the unknown gentleman who tried to make a target of Shenneman=s ear, and the two Territory negroes, one of whom is wanted for killing a United States Marshal over a year ago.


Winfield Courier, August 24, 1882.

The regular train Tuesday brought in three coach loads of Newton people, come to picnic in Riverside Park. They brought their baskets and babies, and seemed to enjoy the day immensely. The train was met at the depot by the COURIER BAND, which made things seem welcome for our visitors. We heard numbers of compliments on our city, and especially our grove.


Winfield Courier, August 24, 1882.

Saturday evening George Crippen heard a slight commotion among some young chickens under a setting hen. He reached under the hen and got hold of a large snake and pulled it out. The snake had wrapped itself around three of the chicks and seemed bent on taking in the whole brood. The old hen seemed to be entirely ignorant of what was going on under her.


Winfield Courier, August 24, 1882.

Messrs. Bliss & Wood have made arrangements by which they will be enabled to immediately rebuild their mill on a larger and better scale than before. This time the mill will be entirely on the roller system, such as is used exclusively in the far-famed Minnesota mills. The old walls are now being pulled down, and a large force of men are at work. They expect to have the mill running again by January 1st.


Winfield Courier, August 24, 1882.


A Mystery Explained.

Rev. J. E. Platter has under the kitchen wing of his house a large cistern, sunk deep in the earth and thoroughly constructed of hard brick and water lime cement. For the last two years that cistern has exhibited strange symptoms of incontinence, the water grdually falling therein when none was being taken out for use, or falling more rapidly than could be accounted for by the amount used out of it. Several examinations failed to discover any leak or imperfection in the walls, and the phenomenon remained a mystery though increasing in its effects. Some five weeks ago the cistern was full of water, containing enough to last the family six months, but last Thursday the water in it was found to be nearly exhausted and a most thorough examination was instituted, which resulted in the discovery that inside the cistern one side below the middle was lined with sprangled roots of elm spread upon the wall like clinging vines and running down to near the bottom of the cistern. Roots had penetrated through the thick hard brick and cement wall from the outside and had been drinking the water from the cistern for two years, and probably had caused more or less leakage at the point of penetration. It had been observed that an elm tree standing some twelve feet from the cistern had been making a tremendous growth for the last two years, and speculation had been indulged in as to whether its position near the north side of the house was the cause of its phenomenal growth, but no one suspected it was stealing its nutriment from the cistern. It was decided to cut away its roots and protect the cistern from it by large thick flag stones set edgewise around it and well cemented in. We doubt if this prohibition will prohibit. The tree knows where the liquor is kept and it will get at it by some means, even if it has to bore through walls of rock and cement several feet thick. As an evidence that the nutriment obtained by the tree was not wholly moisture, we will mention that the water in the cistern had the coloring matter all taken out of it and was clear and pure.


Winfield Courier, August 24, 1882.

New Machine Shops.

Just as we go to press, we learn that D. J. Downing, late of Wisconsin, and a mechanic from Moline, Illinois, and long foreman of the John Deere plow works there, have leased the Southwestern Machine Shops and will at once fit them up for the manufacture of cultivators. They are reported to be enterprising gentlemen and first class mechanics. We will have more of it next week.

The owners of Riverside Park have organized and chartered the ARiverside Park Association,@ and will place a thousand dollars worth of stock in the market soon, the proceeds to be used in improving the property. New seats are needed badly, and it is the intention of the park commissioners to build seats out of flag stone around all of the larger trees. It is also proposed to build a Band Stand. A dock is needed on the river edge for boats, a neat and substantial fence should be built around the ground, and new drives opened out; in fact, there are a hundred and one improvements necessary to be made for the pleasure and comfort of the public. The park is becoming a very popular resort for our people. Almost every pleasant evening the river front affords the best and healthiest exercise for parties of young ladies and gentlemen, in the way of boating, while the trees, the grass, and shade capture many who go out for a breath of fresh air. We should be glad to see the stock placed and improvements begun at once.


Winfield Courier, August 24, 1882.

The early part of last week Constable Owen Lee arrested a man at Winfield, who was accused of committing murder near Fredonia on the day of the circus (July 31st) and brought him to this place. The prisoner answered to the sweetly euphonious cognomen of Michael O=Tootle, and his Amug@ harmonized with his title. O=Tootle was arraigned before one of our Justices, and was acquitted of the charge of robbery, but bound over for gambling in the sum of $300. The evidence against him showed that he was a sort of confidence man, his game being a prize-package scheme. The prisoner failed to give bail. He was in the custody of Deputy Sheriff Byerly, who took O=Tootle to his house to stay over Wednesday nightt, and sometime during the night the sleek Micahel absquatulatedCtook French leaveCrenounced the realmCmade his way for libertyCand has not since been heard from. It is thought by some that O=Tootle went away to hurry up a telegram he had sent off to solicit bail. Fredonia Citizen.


Winfield Courier, August 24, 1882.

What is said to be the largest flagstone in America is soon to be laid in front of a house in New York City. The stone measures twenty-six feet six inches by fifteen feet nine inches, is nine inches thick, and weighs nearly 60,000 pound. It was drawn by eighteen horses to its destination. Exchange.

That is about the size of the flagstone used for a speakers= stand in Riverside Park, Winfield. When it comes to a question of rivalry, the Winfield quarries will turn out flagstones to which the above will be less than a quarter section.


Winfield Courier, August 24, 1882.

Mrs. Goldsmith, accompanied by her son, daughter, and niece arrived in our city Thursday evening, and at once took up housekeeping in the pleasant home Henry had prepared for them. They came straight from Germany, and, for the first time in very many years, the family is again united. We wish them much joy in their new home, and hope they may find many friends in our city who will help to reconcile them to the change of home and country which must fall hard upon the mother.


Winfield Courier, August 24, 1882.

Sol Burkhalter the other day saw a couple of suspicious looking individuals in town and concluded they were horse thieves, because, as he said, ATheir countenances gave them away.@ Sol hunted up Sheriff Shenneman and led him to the place where the hard looking customers were sitting when Shenneman recognized them as a prominent Presbyterian clergyman of Wichita and a prominent bank cashier of the same town. They were not arrested.


Winfield Courier, August 24, 1882.

George H. Crippen has composed and presented to the COURIER BAND a piece of music which he christens the ACOURIER Quickstep.@ We were present by special invitation at the band practice Saturday evening and heard it played for the first time. It is an elegant production and does full credit to Mr. Crippen=s reputation as a thorough musician. The COURIER bows its acknowledgements to George for the compliment conveyed in the name.


Winfield Courier, August 24, 1882.

George Schroeter is doing the biggest business in silverware of any house in the west. Aside from furnishing the Brettun House with silvvverware to the amount of six hundred dollars, he is furnishing several large bills for hotels in other towns. He ordered yesterday $200.00 worth for the new hotel at Geuda Springs. Those who wish to buy silverware should call on Mr. Schroeter.


Winfield Courier, August 24, 1882.

Abe Steinberger was tried in Kansas City Tuesday for publishing an obscene paper and fined five hundred dollars.


Winfield Courier, August 24, 1882.

Corn Samples.

A good many persons have left with us during the week sample ears and stalks of corn which indicate a yeld as satisfactory as that of our wheat crop. Mr. L. J. Darnell, of Silverdale, brings us a bunch of ears from his field on the Butterfield farm. The corn was pure white, ears from 11 to 12 inches long, and six of them weighted a fraction less than nine pounds. We counted the grains on the largest ear and there were 960 of them.

To R. E. Brooking we are also indebted for some fine ears from his farm in Richland Township. The corn was yellow, ears from 11 to 12-1/2 inches in length, and one of them bore 1120 grains. Mr. Brooking has sixty acres of the finest corn, and expects to harvest four thousand bushels. Mr. Brooking=s case is the first in which we could get a Kentuckian to acknowledge that Kansas could beat the blue grass state on corn raising. He is now willing to acknowledge the corn in favor of Cowley county. Among Mr. Brooking=s samples was a bunch or cluster of eight small ears grown on a sucker. They had made a novel bouquet and nature had arranged them as deftly as a florist could have done.

Mr. H. C. Catlin, of Liberty, increased our collection by a bunch of suckers, or offshoots from the main stalk, that bore large, well developed ears.

Mr. M. L. Martin brings us a collection of corn stalks from high upland that are very fine. They bear each two mammoth ears. The stalks are all small, and the corn seems to have all gone to ears, like a hotel clerk.

Mr. F. W. McClellan brings us an ear of corn thirteen inches long.

B. Metzker brings us a bunch of very fine ears from his field, some of them thirteen inches long. One stalk had two ears twelve inches long.


Winfield Courier, August 24, 1882.

A Close Call.

Sheriff Shenneman came within a foot of being murdered Friday evening while arresting a horse thief at Tom Wright=s livery stable. While strolling around in the evening, Shenneman got his eyes on a fellow whom he at once divined to be a horse thief. He followed him to the barn and found three horses which had been left there. Shenneman sat down to entertain the thief until the arrival of Marshal Herrod, who had been sent for to arrest him for carrying concealed weapons, as the sheriff had no time to get out a warrant. While they were talking the man seemed suspicious, and Shenneman noticed him with his hand on his revolver under his coat. When the marshal came up, a gentleman sitting near and not knowing the circumstances, jokingly said, AHelloa, Marshal! Who are you going to arrest now?@ At this the fellow started up and Shenneman saw the jig was up and sprang toward him, drawing his revolver as he went. The revolver caught on his coat, and seeing the thief about to shoot, Shenneman sprang on him. Just as he got hold of him, the pistol exploded and the ball went crashing past his left ear through the side of the barn. Shenneman downed his man before he could draw a big knife, for which he was reaching. The fellow was a perfect walking armory and a hard case. If Shenneman had been a little slow, he would have caught the bullet.


Winfield Courier, August 24, 1882.

Prosperous Kansas.

As an index to the general prosperity of the county, we would refer to the statements of the Winfield Bank as published belowCshowing an increase of deposits of over $32,000 in profits of over $5,000, all other items in proportionCmaking in the general aggregate of an increase of business of about $40,000, all since June 30, 1882.



Winfield Courier, August 24, 1882.

More Improvements.

In making up the list of improvements we omitted mentioning several persons who have put in much time and money improving and beautifying their homes this season.

Col. McMullen has been especially active in this work, and has added over eighteen hundred dollars worth of improvements to his elegant residence. The Colonel takes great interest in his home and is continually doing something to beautify and make it more pleasant.

George Miller, our cattle king, has made his residence very attractive by the addition of fences, paint, and additional room, and has built one of the prettiest barns in the city. George intends making a permanent home in Winfield for his family, and it will be a good one.


Winfield Courier, August 24, 1882.

New CornCA Lesson.

Wm. Bordner of Beaver Township brought in the first load of new ripe field yellow dent corn last Saturday and sold it at fifty cents a bushel. He husked out just one acre, an average of his field, and got sixty-seven bushels, yielding him $33.50 per acre. He has seventy acres of this field. This field was planted the 10th day of March and that accounts for its success. It was cut down by frost three times after it came up, but the roots were growing all the time, and it beats all later planted corn in the vicinity all out.


Winfield Courier, August 24, 1882.

Our Wheat Crop.

Cowley County has this year, on one half the acreage of two years ago, raised more than a million bushels of wheat. We are fully satisfied that the average per acre for the whole county is as high as thirty bushels. The estimates before threshing have beenn much more than realized by threshing out, the machine measure running from one to eight bushels above estimates, and this is increased by the weight running three to five pounds above machine measure. We have heard from a very large number of fields all over the county, and have rarely heard of a field which weighs out less than thirty bushels, and the reports run all the way up to fifty-four bushels. Making due allowance ffor the fact that the poor crops are rarely reported to us, yet we feel assured that the general average is as high as thirty bushels.

We observe another thing that is encouraging, which is that many farmers refuse to sell except at the top of the market. When they strike the market at a depression, they frequently take their wheat home with them. They are feeling good natured but independent, and intend to hold for a fair price. We believe prices are going to range higher after awhile.


Winfield Courier, August 24, 1882.

The market today (Wednesday) on wheat is running at 72 cents for best No. 2, and 67 to 69 for headed wheat. The difference in the price of headed and bound wheat runs from 3 to 5 cents, owing to almost all of the headed wheat being stack-burned. On Tuesday wheat went up as high as 75 cents and consequently a large amount is being marketed today. The recipts for the past week have been light.

Some new corn is being marketed at 50 cents per bushel. Old corn brings 65 cents. Oats are scarce at 35 cents. An immense quantity of produce is being received and shippedCprincipally peaches. They bring all prices, some being worth nothing and others as high as $2.00 per bushel. The average price is 75 cents to $1.00. All kinds of produce sell readily.


Winfield Courier, August 24, 1882.



Winfield Courier, August 24, 1882.


The First Annual Fair of the Cowley County Agricultural and Horticultural Association will be held at the Fair grounds in Winfield, September 21st to 23rd. The Fair grounds of the Association are conveniently situated one-half mile north of Winfield, and for natural advantages are unsurpassed. An abundance of water and a large grove make them the most desirable, for fair purposes, of any in the state. The Association offers over $1,500.00 in cash premiums. Adjoining the grove and within the grounds is a first-class speed ring, one-half mile in length. Liberal premiums are offered by the Association for trials of speed. Entries of articles for exhibition may be made up to 9 o=clock a.m., of the second day. Entrance fee for all articles for exhibition. In speed ring competitors will be requested to pay 10 percent of the premium to be competed for, as an entrance fee. An ample police force will be furnished by the Association to protect the property of patrons from loss or injury.

T. A. BLANCHARD, Secretary.

W. A. TIPTON, President.


Winfield Courier, August 24, 1882.

Greenback Convention.

The mass convention called for last Saturday met, as per agreement, and after taking up a collection proceeded to nominate a countty ticket as follows.

For County Attorney: W. A. Tipton.

For Probate Judge: W. E. Tansey.

For Clerk of the District Court: A. G. Wilson.

For Superintendent: Miss Aldrich.

No candidates for representative were placed in the field.

The resolutions were carried off by someone and we were unable to get a copy of them.

J. D. Hon, of Pleasant Valley, was chairman and H. J. Sandfort, secretary.

The committees were as follows.

Resolutions: W. A. Tiptton, H. C. Werden, W. Heineken, A. L. Crow, D. B. McCollum.

Apportionment: R. W. Stephens, C. C. Krow, Mr. McCurley, F. W. Schwantes, J. C. Stratton.

Permanent Organization: Wm. Bryantt, M. L. Martin, Jas. Moore, F. H. Gregory, F. A. A. Williams.

The meeting was not large or enthusiastic.


Winfield Courier, August 24, 1882.

Council Proceedings.


Council met in regular session, Mayor Troup presiding.

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

Minutes of regular and of adjourned session read and approved.

Ordinance No. 163, being an ordinance in relation tto working the road tax in the streets and alleys of Winfield City, was read and on motion of Mr. Read was taken up for consideration by sections.

Sections 1, 2, 3, and 4 were adopted. On motion to adopt as a whole on its final passage the vote stood as follows: Those voting aye were Messrs. Read, Gary, nd Wilson; nays none, and the Ordinance was declared adopted.

Petition of J. A. McGuire and 34 others asking that the ANightwatch@ be paid by the City instead of by individuals was read and on motion of Mr. Gary, action on the same was postponed until the next regular meeting.

Bill of J. Heller, repairs City tools, $5.75 was read and referred to Finance Committee.

Bill of Wm. Warren for street work $1.90 was allowed and ordered paid.

Bond of T. H. Soward, Police Judge, with S. L. Gilbert, Jos. O=Hare, I. D. Gans, T. R. Bryan, and J. S. Mann, as sureties, was read and approved.

Report of City Clerk of receipts and expendigures for the year ending June 15, 1882, was read as follows. . . .

Receipts from--

Licenses: $$820.65.

Fines, Police Court: $222.26.

General Tax: $1,035.00.

Dog Tax: $7.00

TOTAL RECEIPTS: $2,084.91.

Warrants issued for the following purposes.

For official salaries: $$891.60.

For street crossings and street work: $1,476.18.

For printing: $81.50.

For removing nuisances: $10.50.

For election expenses: $$40.00.

For Miscellaneous Items: $336.65.


The report was placed on file.

The City Attorney was instructed to prepare an Ordinance providing for a tax levy of five (5) mills to meet outstanding indebtedness and current expenses for the coming year.

On motion Council adjourned to meet on Tuesday, August 22, at 8 p.m.

M. G. TROUP, Mayor.

Attest: DAVID C. BEACH, City Clerk.


Winfield Courier, August 24, 1882.

New Salem Pencillings.

The days come and go, leaving Asilver threads among the gold,@ scattering sunshine and shadows across our pathways, bringing plenty of work to most everyone, and but little leisure to those that are inclined to industry. Haying, putting up millet, and threshing are all on the program.

Mr. McMillen we fear will be quite a loser on accountt of his stacks, taking all the rain that has fallen. Amost a thousand bushels of wheat is not very easily drried, but perhaps it may turn out all right.

Mr. J. W. Hoyland=s oats averaged sixty-two bushels per acre.

Mr. Miller has bought Mr. James Peters= corn in the field at 88 per acre to feed his sheep this winter. Mr. Peters and family intend to return to their Illinois home before long.

A venerable horse belonging to Mr. Dalgarn lately ran away with the hay rake and Willie, but succeeded in lightening his load by dumpinng the boy off. Fortunately no damage was done.

Mr. Chhappell is afflicted with a dislocated thumb and several sore fingers.

Mr. Demaree is not able to work on account of getting his hand fearfully cut with the band knife while threshing.

Some of the Moscowites and a very few of the Salemites attended the S. S. Picnic at Oxford last week.

There is strong talk of getting a first class blacksmith in Salem, and one who will be at home when called on. Such a one would be a very desirable addition to our little town.

Mr. Doolittle has returned from the Springs only slightly improved in health. He and his friend Mr. Nash will start for their old home in Illinois this week. The boys have made new friends while in Salem, and their well wishes accompany them on their homeward way. It reminds us that we are all going home

AWhere no farewell word is spoken

And no farewell tear is shed.@

May happiness attend you, boys.

Mrs. Causey has gone to Geuda Springs to stay several weeks. May the roses of health find a plce on her cheeks to abide.

Mr. Bovee is intending to cut his broom corn next week; will have full force of hands.

Mrs. Watt has been having her house painted.

Mr. and Mrs. C. Miller, also Mr. Wesley, McEwen, and Miss Bovee speent two pleasant days at the Springs.

The Sunday schools are all preparing for the picnic the 31st. Sometimes we anticipate and enjoy something of that kind more beforehand than we do when it comes off.

We have been informed that Mr. Samuel Tull has sold his farm, but cannot tell to whom (if it is really sold).

Rev. C. P. Graham was called on to bury one of his flock up at Walnut Valley last week. A fair young lady in the happiness and bloom of youth was cut down like a lily of the field and gathered by the angels to bloom in heaven.

Our brightest hopes are often rushedCsometimes by the hand of death and sometimes by those we trust and love. May we all be able to endure life=s trials and know that AThe angel of sorrow was God=s blessing to us in disguise.@ OLIVIA.


Winfield Courier, August 24, 1882.

Council Proceedings.


Council met in adjourned session, Mayor Troup in chair. Roll called: Present, Councilmen Read, McMullen, Gary, and Wilson, and City Clerk.

Ordinance 164 levying a tax for general revenue was read and on motion of Mr. McMullen was taken up for consideration by sections. Sections 1, 2, and 3 were adopted on motion to adopt as a whole in its final passage. The vote stood as follows: Those voting aye were Messrs. Read, McMullen, Gary, and Wilson. Nays one and the ordinance was declared adopted.

On motion Council adjourned.

M. G. TROUP, Mayor.

Attest: DAVID C. BEACH, City Clerk.


Winfield Courier, August 24, 1882.

General Order No. 10.

The following old soldiers are appointed on the regimental staff of Cowley County Veterans: H. W. Marsh, Surgeon; J. E. Snow, Quartermaster Sergeant; J. A. Hurst, Chief Bugler. By order. T. H. SOWARD, Col. Com=d.

H. L. WELLS, Adj=t.


Winfield Courier, August 24, 1882.

Special Horticultural Meeting.

August 19th, 1882.

Met at COURIER office. Minutes of last meeting passed to regular. Messrs. Taylor and Mentch appointed as Committe to report on fruit on table, who reported as follows.

Your committee find exhibited on table by A. J. Thompson very fine old Mixon Cling, and an extra fine seedling from the Crawford, deep flesh, small red, fine flavor, and a very desirable acquisition to prolong the Early Crawford season by a succession.

G. W. Robinson, a supposed seedling of Early Crawford, with same merits as last; also Wilson=s seedling peach, ffine flabor, small to medium size.

Wm. Butterfield, Cling peach, fair size.

De Turk, fine Conrad and Clinton Grape, best exhibited for 1882, showing the benefit of thorough cultivation and judicious pruning.

M. L. Read, fine L. B. De Jersey and Duchesse D=Angonieme pears.

J. L. Darnell, extra large white Dent corn; also Hybrid flint corn, grain well hardened.

A. J. Thompson, New York Flour corn, very good.

Henry Hawkins, Maiden Blush apples, very large.

I. N. Davis, Butcher corn, large ears, very good.

N. J. Larkin, wild plum, good.

A. M. Holmes, extra large Early Vermont potatoes.

Members and visitors present partook of fine Nutmeg musk melons presented by President Martin.

Signed, Taylor and Mentch, committee.

On motion Society adjourned until next Saturday.

J. F. MARTIN, President.

JACOB NIXON, Secretary.


Winfield Courier, August 24, 1882.

Sabbath School Mass Meeting and Convention.

The New Salem Sabbath school has made arrangements for a ASabbath School Mass Meeting and Convention,@ to be held on Thursday, August 31st, in Mr. R. Steven=s grove, on Timber Creek, three miles northeast of the old New Salem schoolhouse.

While all who come will receive a hearty welcome, the following neighboring schools have received special invitation to be present, and to also furnish music: Queen Village, Prairie Home, Pleasant Hill, Moscow, Floral, Tisdale, Silver Creek, Burden, Walnut Valley, Fairview, Prairie Grove, Summit, Richland, Maple Grove, and Baltimore.

Addresses are expected from the following speakers: Rev. J. E. Platter, Messrs. S. H. Jennings, S. S. Holloway, and Jas. McDermott, of Winfield; Revs. S. B. Fleming of Arkansas City, Irvin of Floral, Knight of Burden, and Firestone of Baltimore.

Exercises will begin promptly at 10 a.m. Please come early, bring your AGospel Hymns,@ and let us do good work for the Master.

To prevent the annoyance that often creeps in on such occasions, no swings will be allowed on the ground, and no stands for sale of refreshments will be allowed, except one under the control of the parties who granted us the use of the ground for the Convention. In case of heavy rain on the day appointed, the Convention will be held on the day following.





Winfield Courier, August 24, 1882.

Dissolution Notice.

NOTICE is hereby given that the partnership heretofore existing under the firm name of Thorpe & Campbell is this day dissolved by mutual consent, Charles Campbell retiring. E. E. Thorpe will continue the business at the same place. Said Thorpe assumes the firm debts, and he alone is authorized to collect debts due or owing said firm.

Dated: Winfield, August 18th, 1882.




Winfield Courier, August 24, 1882.



Winfield Courier, August 31, 1882.

Wants an Amendment.

EDS. COURIER: Is the ordinance forbidding the stacking of hay inside the incorporation not a damage? A law to subserve the interests of a few and adverse to the interests of the mass, has always proved a mistake. Stacking hay in business blocks where there are a number of buildings joined together, is dangerous, and should not be allowed, but to say that the citizens living entirely out of these blocks and in the outskirts of town, often with but one house in a block, must stack their hay outside of town, is unjust and out of reason. For instance, a widow woman (and we know of them) with four or five helpless children to support, her show for doing this only her sewing machine and cow, by the time she has five tons of hay stacked out a mile from town, and it proves only to be three tons, and then pays a drayman 25 cents per day to bring in a small jag of hay, the cow will be a damage to her rather than a blessing. This same rule applies to all working men. About New Year=s day we see the advocates of such laws going round with a turkey in a basket helping the helpless. Is it not more humane and right to grant men and women rights, so that they can help themselves and feel that they are as good as anyone? Let us get up a petition and have this ordinance repealed, or rather amended.

W. A. LEE.

[We think the ordinance might with safety be amended so as merely to prohibit the stacking of hay, etc., within a certain (safe) distance of any building within the city linits. ED.]


Winfield Courier, August 31, 1882.

Special Horticultural Meeting.

August 26th, 1882.

Society called to order by President Martin. Minutes of last meeting passed. President Martin introduced Prof. E. A. Popenoe, of Riley County, to the members present, who stated that he was on a professional tour through the eastern and southern counties of the state, collecting entomological information for the State Agricultural College, and found the orchards laden with fruit; pears very fine in the southern countiesCpear blight and other causes producing a failure on the Kaw river. He hoped to meet the members of the society at the State Fair, with a display worthy of our county=s orchards. . . .

President appoitned Dr. Marsh, J. A. Burrell, and T. A. Blanchard committee to report on fruit on table. Their report follows.

Mrs. Mary E. Murphy, 6 large apples unknown.

J. T. Pruitt, large seedling peach, yellow, good.

J. L. Andrews, Indian Cling peach.

Mrs. McCalvary, Bartlett pear and Crawford late peaches.

J. H. Watt, Crawford late peach, very fine.

J. J. Stevens, Large Globe musk melon, insipid.

Isaac Beach, Crawfords late peach.

Wm. Butterfield, Indian Clingg, Butterfield=s favorite, and seedling peaches. Jonathan apple, and four varieties unknown, wrongly labeled.

H. W. Marsh, A. J. Burrell, and T. A. Blanchard, committee.

Committee to attend exhibition of fruit at Topeka to be appointed next Saturday.

Adjourned to meet at COURIER office next Saturday at 2 p.m.

J. F. MARTIN, President.

JACOB NIXON, Secretary.


Winfield Courier, August 31, 1882.

Minutes of the Meeting of Citizens on the Glucose Works.


A number of the businessmen of the city convened at Doane & Kretsinger=s office Monday evening to consider the proposition of Messrs. Morse, Scott & Harris for building a glucose factory at Winfield.

On motion, Mayor M. G. Troup was called to the chair and J. W. Curns elected secretary.

Mr. M. L. Robinson being called upon stated that the object of the meeting was to consider the matter of building said factory and discussing the propriety of giving aid by subscription to the institution and taking stock in return.

Messrs. Harris and Kirby, representing the company, were present, and were called upon to state to the meeting their proposition and plans for carrying intto effect the construction of said factory. Mr. Harris then submitted his proposition, in substance as follows.

That the citizens of Winfield raise the sum of $30,000 and they put in $50,000, and capitalize the institution so as to have a capital stock of $150,000. The factory to have a capacity of using 2,000 bushels of corn per day, and probable cost of the building and works would be from $60,000 to $75,000; that the institution would employ at least 5 skilled workmen at from $100 to $125 per month, and 45 laborers, and 2 of the officers of the company should be in Winfield. In return for the $30,000 put in by citizens they would get $50,000 in stock, and Messrs. Morse, Scott & Harris were to have $100,000 of stock.

Messrs. Harris and Kirby then retired for a few minutes to give the meeting time to discuss the proposition and arrive at some definite conclusion. After mature deliberation the following conclusion was unanimously adopted.


It is the sense of this meeting that we, the citizens of Winfield, will undertake to raise the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars toward the erection of glucose works at Winfield, Kansas; Messrs Morse, Scott & Harris shall furnish fifty thousand dollars and an expert under contrct for five years to manage the manufactories of the institution out of this $75,000. The said Morse, Scott & Harris shall purchase the grounds suitable for said manufactory, and erect same according to specifications, fully equipped for business, with capacity of consuming two thousand bushels of corn per day of twenty-four hours, and converting same into syrup and sugar; said grounds, buiildings, and equipments when completed shall ordinarily be considered of the value of $65,000, and furnish out of this amount $10,000 temporary working capital; said property shall be capitalized in the sum of $150,000, non-assessable stock.

The Citizens of Winfield to be entitled to Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000) of the said stock and said Harris, Morse & Scott to have One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000) of stock. The Citizens of Winfield to be entitled to 3 directors and the other parties 4 directors and the Citizens of Winfield to have the secretary, treasurer, and vice-president of the organization.

After Messrs. Harris & Kerby returned, the above proposition was read to them and after considerable discussion they accepted the proposition. On motion a committee of five consisting of M. L. Robinson, J. B. Lynn, J. C. McMullen, A. T. Spotswood, and J. P. Short was appointed for the purpose of raising the ($25,000) and putting the matter in shape.

On motion G. S. Manser, M. G. Troup, and D. L. Kretsinger were appointed a committee to draw up articles of incorporation and file with Secretary of State and procure a charter and M. G. Troup, J. P. Short, J. W. McDonald, and J. W. Curns were appointed a committtee to make contract for the carrying into effect the proposition.

On motion adjourned.

M. G. TROUP, President.

J. W. CURNS, Secretary.


Winfield Courier, August 31, 1882.

Beaver Items.

EDS. COURIER: Weather warm. Roads dusty. Rain needed.

Mrs. Hizer is on the sick list.

Dr. D. F. Rupp of Chenoa, Illinois, is visiting his parents and relatives in Cowley County.

Miss Anna Crouse, of Pennsylvania, is spending vacation with her cousin, Mrs. J. A. Rupp, after which she will return to her studies at the Atchison Institute at Atchison, Kansas.

Mr. Lewis King, after securing the services of Charley Kizer to till his soil the coming season, moves out to Pueblo, Colorado, expecting to carry on business in the grocery line.

Bumble bees are making things lively for our hay-makers.

Mr. Hilsabeck and Mr. Albert are out selling organs.

On the evening of the 24th, over thirty individuals from Winfield and Pleasant Valley Township repaired to the home of Rev. J. A. Rupp and pleasantly whiled the hours away with sociability, music, song, and supper, and we venture to say that few birthday parties are ever composed of more handsome people, better behavior, or more elegant supper, than the one referred to. Such a company makes friends as it goes, annd we cannot refrain from saying, AGod bless you, and come again.@ OCCASIONAL.


Winfield Courier, August 31, 1882.


We, the Board of County Commissioners of Cowley County, Kansas, at a regular session of said Board, there being present at said session H. Harbaugh, Chairman, and S. C. Smith, members of said Board, and J. S. Hunt, County Clerk, on this 7th day of August, A. D. 1882, do here, and hereby, unanimously declare, and determine, that we deem it advisable to purchase a tract of land in the name of Cowley County, Kansas, and thereon to build, establish, and organize an asylum for the poor of said county. Therefore be it resolved unanimously by said Board that there be assessed on all the Real, mixed, and personal property of said Cowley County, Kansas, liable to taxation for raising a County revenue, the sum of Ten Thousand Dollars, and that the proposition for raising of said sum, shall be submitted to a vote of the people of said Cowley County, at the general election to be held in said county on the 7th day of November, A. D. 1882, at a poll to be held in each voting precinct of said county to be opened for that purpose on that day. And that if a majority of all the votes cast at said election for said purpose, be in favor of such assessment, that then and in that event there shall be assessed on the taxable property of said county a rate of tax levy for the year 1883 sufficient to produce one-half of said sum of Ten Thousand Dollars, and for the year 1884 a rate of tax levy sufficient to produce the other half of said Ten Thousand Dollars.

Be it further resolved by said Board of County Commissioners that the Sheriff of said Cowley County be, and he is hereby ordered, and directed, to proclaim, and make known, as the law directs. To the qualified electors of said County the time and place for holding said election for the above and foregoing proposition. And be it further Resolved that the style of the ballots for said election shall be as follows: Those in favor of said proposition shall have written or printed thereon the words, AFOR THE ASYLUM FOR THE POOR,@ and those opposed to said proposition shall have written or printed thereon the words, AAGAINST THE ASYLUM FOR THE POOR.@

Done by order of the Board of County Commissioners of Cowley County, Kansas, this 7th day of August, A. D. 1882.

J. S. HUNT, County Clerk and Clerk of said Board.


Winfield Courier, August 31, 1882.


The New York Store has a new clerk.

The farmers are very busy putting up hay.

The repairing on the interior of the Presbyterian Church will probably be finished by next Sunday.

Elgy Beck has resigned his posiition at the New York Store and accepted a clerkship in a dry goods store at Wichita.

Ex-Commissioner Gale and Gene and Mrs. Wilbur were down from Rock Friday.

Winfield Courier, August 31, 1882.


Mr. Isaac Beach sends us half stozen Stump of the World peaches, the finest we have seen. They will appear at the fair.

Miss Mary Hamill arrived here from Chillicothe, Ohio, where she has spent a greater portion of the season, last Thursday.

Mr. John Baile of Rock sent us by Mr. S. P. Strong last Monday some Crawford peaches which measured ten inches. And still they come.

The foundation for the creamery is finished and the frame work will be begun during the week. A splendid well of water has been secured.

DIED. Jacob Bogner, an esteemed citizen of Liberty Township, died on Friday, August 25th, of paralysis. He was one of the early settlers of this county.

Mr. Henry Hawkins makes the best display of apples we have seen. He has many varieties all bearing heavily and very large, smooth, and fine in texture.

Dr. and Mrs. Van Doren desire to thank their many friends for the agreeable surprise and beautiful presents, on the evening of the 26th inst., at their residence.

A., J. McCollim, of Fairview Township, takes a visit to his mother in Kittanning, Pennsylvania, for a few weeks. He will start Sept. 11th, take in the fair at Topeka, and then proceed east.

Miss Elma Crippen returned from the East last week, having enjoyed her summer vacation immensely, and gained fresh energy for arduous work in the school room this fall and winter.

Dave Harter and wife have set up housekeeping in rooms over the Wells Fargo express office. The rooms have just been finished up in excellent style, and the occupants are as happy as larks.

Mr. A. E. Baird started for New York last week to purchase his fall stock of dry goods. During his absence Mr. Nelson, his gentlemanly and efficient assistant, will have charge of the store.

Excelsior Sunday school, district No. 9, will have a picnic in Pierce=s grove, four miles below here on the Walnut River, next Saturday. Everyone is invited and a general good time is anticipated.

M. G. I. Brown, on Silver Creek, sent us last Saturday by Dr. Marsh four ears of corn ranging from 12 to 13-1/2 inches long, and carrying 1300 grains to the ear. It was the large yellow and white dent corn.

We have to thank Col. S. S. Prouty for a large picture of Lawrence, which now ornaments this office. It shows Massachusetts Street, the river front, and the scene of the grand regatta to be held Sept. 19 and 20 in the week of the Bismarck Fair.

Our Good Templar lodge is in a flourishing condition. There is a membership of over one hundred and all appear to be good, live workers. Winfield is as strong a temperance town as any in the state. Temperance is a practical test in everything here.

Mrs. Olds gave the teachers a social last Thursday evening. The lawn was covered with seats and filled with handsome school ma=ams, who were in turn filled with ice cream and sliced watermelon until everyone felt as happy as a Aholiness@ preacher. To such citizens as had the good fortune to be present, it was one of the nicest entertainments of the season. The COURIER BAND was present and helped with the music and the ice cream devastation.


Winfield Courier, August 31, 1882.

Nothing has yet been said about an opposition candidate to Mr. Harbaugh for county commissioner. While Mr. Harbaugh makes a very good commissioner, we do not think it right that he should have a complete walk away. Telegram.

It is extremely probable that he will have a Acomplete walk away,@ however. Mr. Harbaugh=s record is such that every citizen of the 2nd commissioner=s district, with one exception, with whom we have talked, is in favor of his re-election. This county has few better men than Henry Harbaugh.


Winfield Courier, August 31, 1882.

J. B. Lynn has his store as nicely and conveniently arranged as any in Southern Kansas. Each branch of the trade is by itself and has a certain clerk in charge of it. Every department of trade usually represented in a general store is now carried. In the back room the large and new stock of groceries is all opened out and Forrest Rowland and Perry Tucker put them up for the public in a creditable manner. Upstairs only the carpets, mattings, oil cloths, etc., are kept, presided over by Mr. Howie. The clothing, which was formerly kept upstairs, has been moved to a room nicely prepared and well lighted, in the basement, and together with the trunks and gents furnishing goods, are handled by Mr. Al Carr. The dry goods room presents as business like an appearance as ever, and Mr. Shields, Miss French, and Miss Aldrich wait on the customers in that department. Mr. Lynn just returned from the east last week, where he purchased a large and well selected stock for every department. This store would do credit to any of our large cities.


Winfield Courier, August 31, 1882.

Mr. R. M. Clark, who bought the Markley place last May, put in 180 acres of corn after he took the place, some of it as late as May 25th. He will have a large crop in spite of the lateness of the planting. The earliest planted, yellow and white dent, has already ripened and the later will soon be out of the way of dry weather. His crop will go over 50 bushels to the acre. However, we would advise our readers to plant always in March.


Winfield Courier, August 31, 1882.

Some fellows up northeast are telling that W. C. Douglass has left the Republican party and joined the Greenbackers. We happen to know that W. C. Douglass is a Republican and supports the whole Republican ticket. If you want any good stumping done for the Republican ticket up that way, you cannot do better than to call on him, but don=t lie about him.


Winfield Courier, August 31, 1882.

J. J. Stevens brought in last Saturday some very large musk melons called the Cuban Queen, which were a curiosity and highly prized by the Horticultural Society. Tuesday he brought in other varieties which were very fine and delicious. He has reduced the nutmeg and melon business to a science and produces the finest fruit in the greatest variety.


Winfield Courier, August 31, 1882.

BIRTH. Mr. N. E. Newell rushed into our office Monday evening with a smile on his face nearly as broad as Main street, and a box of cigars in his hand. The cause of all the racket was the advent of a nine pound girl that afternoon, at his house. The boys have smoked all around and the devil yells, Abring on another man.@



Winfield Courier, August 31, 1882.

A number of the businessmen of the city convened at Doane & Kretsinger=s office Monday evening to consider the proposition of Messrs. Morse, Scott & Harris for building a glucose factory at Winfield.

On motion, Mayor M. G. Troup was called to the chair and J. W. Curns elected secretary.

Mr. M. L. Robinson being called upon stated that the object of the meeting was to consider the matter of building said factory and discussing the propriety of giving aid by subscription to the institution and taking stock in return.

Messrs. Harris and Kirby, representing the company, were present, and were called upon to state to the meeting their proposition and plans for carrying into effect the construction of said factory. Mr. Harris then submitted his proposition, in substance as follows.

That the citizens of Winfield raise the sum of $30,000 and they put in $50,000, and capitalize the institution so as to have a capital stock of $150,000. The factory to have a capacity of using 2,000 bushels of corn per day, and probable cost of the building and works would be from $60,000 to $75,000; that the institution would employ at least 5 skilled workmen at from $100 to $125 per month, and 45 laborers, and 2 of the officers of the company should be in Winfield. In return for the $30,000 put in by citizens they would get $50,000 in stock, and Messrs. Morse, Scott & Harris were to have $100,000 of stock.

Messrs. Harris and Kirby then retired for a few minutes to give the meeting time to discuss the proposition and arrive at some definite conclusion. After mature deliberation the following conclusion was unanimously adopted.

It is the sense of this meeting that we, the citizens of Winfield, will undertake to raise the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars toward the erection of glucose works at Winfield, Kansas; Messrs Morse, Scott & Harris shall furnish fifty thousand dollars and an expert under contact for five years to manage the manufactories of the institution out of this $75,000. The said Morse, Scott & Harris shall purchase the grounds suitable for said manufactory, and erect same according to specifications, fully equipped for business, with capacity of consuming two thousand bushels of corn per day of twenty-four hours, and converting same into syrup and sugar; said grounds, buildings, and equipments when completed shall ordinarily be considered of the value of $65,000, and furnish out of this amount $10,000 temporary working capital; said property shall be capitalized in the sum of $150,000, non-assessable stock.

The Citizens of Winfield to be entitled to Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000) of the said stock and said Harris, Morse & Scott to have One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000) of stock. The Citizens of Winfield to be entitled to 3 directors and the other parties 4 directors and the Citizens of Winfield to have the secretary, treasurer, and vice-president of the organization.

After Messrs. Harris & Kerby returned, the above proposition was read to them and after considerable discussion they accepted the proposition. On motion a committee of five consisting of M. L. Robinson, J. B. Lynn, J. C. McMullen, A. T. Spotswood, and J. P. Short was appointed for the purpose of raising the ($25,000) and putting the matter in shape.

On motion G. S. Manser, M. G. Troup, and D. L. Kretsinger were appointed a committee to draw up articles of incorporation and file with Secretary of State and procure a charter and M. G. Troup, J. P. Short, J. W. McDonald, and J. W. Curns were appointed a committee to make contract for the carrying into effect the proposition.

On motion adjourned.

M. G. TROUP, President.

J. W. CURNS, Secretary.


Winfield Courier, August 31, 1882.


The Largest Glucose Manufactory in the West to be Located at Winfield.

Seventy-Five Thousand Dollars to be Expended at Once in its Erection.

Winfield ATakes the Cake.@

A meeting was held on Monday evening at A. H. Doane & Co.=s office for the purpose of considering a proposition for erecting a glucose factory in this city. About thirty of our leading businessmen were present. M. G. Troup was made chairman and J. W. Curns Secretary. M. L. Robinson stated the object of the meeting, setting forth clearly and concisely the advantages to be derived from the establishment.

Mr. Harris, representing eastern capitalists, was present, and made a proposition. Another proposition was made by citizens, to organize a joint stock corporation and erect a building and works to cost $75,000, of which $25,000 should be furnished by citizens and $50,000 by the eastern capitalists; the building to be 175 by 225 feet, four stories high, with a capacity for using 2,000 bushels of corn per day; and to be called the Winfield Syrup and Sugar Refinery. The proposition was accepted.

Committees were appointed as follows.

On soliciting subscription to the capital stock: M. L. Robinson, J. C. McMullen, A. T. Spotswood, J. B. Lynn, J. P. Short.

On incorporation: G. S. Manser, M. G. Troup, D. L. Kretsinger.

On contract: M. G. Troup, J. P. Short, J. Wade McDonald, J. W. Curns.

We regard the success of this enterprise as of the most vital importance to the interests of this city and county. We believe in home manufactures, which will make a market for home productions. A factory in this county which would make a market for 2,000 bushels of corn a day, 700,000 bushels a year, would be of immense value to the farming community. Besides it would furnish employment for a large number of workmen and operatives and add very largely to the general prosperity and wealth. At the same time, the stock would doubtless be a splendid investment for capital, paying large dividends.

We hope our enterprising citizens will come forward with their subscriptions at once, and have the building under process of erection as soon as possible.


Winfield Courier, August 31, 1882.

When completed the Glucose Works will furnish a cash market for all the surplus corn raised in the county. Not a bushel of it will have to be shipped out of the county except in the way of syrup. It will, in reality, make a Kansas City market at home for our corn.

The Glucose Works will be one of the largest buildings in the state. It will have a frontage but little less than one of our blocks and will cover just half a squre, being a story higher than the Brettun House.

Wichita will feel sore over the loss of her Glucose Works. We would like to sympathize with her if we didn=t have a finger in the pie ourselves. It=s unfortunate for Wichita that it is located so near Winfield.


Winfield Courier, August 31, 1882.

Last week Curns & Manser sold the Speed building, now being occupied by J. P. Baden, to Judge Ide for $6,000. The Judge is rapidly acquiring property interests in Winfield.


Winfield Courier, August 31, 1882.

The junior editor is on the sick roll, and has been confined to his home most of the time this week.


Winfield Courier, August 31, 1882.

The Markets.

The market today (Wednesday) on wheat is running from 68 to 72 cents.

New corn is being marketed at 45 cents per bushel. Old corn brings about 60 cents. Oats 30 cents. Peaches range from 40 cents to $1.00 according to the quality. Eggs bring 12-1/2 cents per dozen; butter 18 cents per pound; potatoes and onions about 75 cents. All garden produce in abundance and prices low.


Winfield Courier, August 31, 1882.


The Largest Glucose Manufactory in the West to be Located at Winfield.

Seventy-Five Thousand Dollars to be Expended at Once in its Erection.

Winfield ATakes the Cake.@

A meeting was held on Monday evening at A. H. Doane & Co.=s office for the purpose of considering a proposition for erecting a glucose factory in this city. About thirty of our leading businessmen were present. M. G. Troup was made chairman and J. W. Curns Secretary. M. L. Robinson stated the object of the meeting, setting forth clearly and concisely the advantages to be derived from the establishment.

Mr. Harris, representing eastern capitalists, was present, and made a proposition. Another proposition was made by citizens, to organize a joint stock corporation and erect a building and works to cost $75,000, of which $25,000 should be furnished by citizens and $50,000 by the eastern capitalists; the building to be 175 by 225 feet, four stories high, with a capacity for using 2,000 bushels of corn per day; and to be called the Winfield Syrup and Sugar Refinery. The proposition was accepted.

Committees were appointed as follows.

On soliciting subscription to the capital stock: M. L. Robinson, J. C. McMullen, A. T. Spotswood, J. B. Lynn, J. P. Short.

On incorporation: G. S. Manser, M. G. Troup, D. L. Kretsinger.

On contract: M. G. Troup, J. P. Short, J. Wade McDonald, J. W. Curns.

We regard the success of this enterprise as of the most vital importance to the interests of this city and county. We believe in home manufactures, which will make a market for home productions. A factory in this county which would make a market for 2,000 bushels of corn a day, 700,000 bushels a year, would be of immense value to the farming community. Besides it would furrnish employment for a large number of workmen and operatives and add very largely to the general prosperity and wealth. At the same time, the stock would doubtless be a splendid investment for capital, paying large dividends.

We hope our enterprising citizens will come forward with their subscriptions at once, and have the building under process of erection as soon as possible.


Winfield Courier, August 31, 1882.

The Poor Farm.

In another place will be found, published officially, the action of the Board regarding the purchase and maintenance of a poor farm. They have decided to submit the proposition to the voters at the November election to raise $10,000 by additional tax levy in two years. We hope it will carry, as we think it the most economical way of taking care of the county poor. The expenses for this purpose average $3,000 per year. With an investment of $10,000 in farm, buildings, and farm implements, the poor could be made self-sustaining. Besides, the price of land is increasing rapidly, and delaying the matter longer but increases the expenses. Let every voter think over this matter.


Winfield Courier, August 31, 1882.

China Wedding.

On last Saturday evening the home of Dr. and Mrs. Van Doren was surprised and captured by an assemblage of friends numering about fifty, who gathered to do honor to the twentieth anniversary of the marriage of the host and hostess. The surprise was complete and the occasion will long be remembered as a most enjoyable and successful celebration of a marrige ceremony. The presents were elegant and costly, one being a beautiful china tea-set of fifty-six pieces. The host and hostess entertained the party royally and demonstrated in a pleasant manner their appreciation of the company=s presence, their congratulations, and tokens of friendship and good will.


Winfield Courier, August 31, 1882.

Our Schools.

The revision of the course of study of the Winfield schools has been completed and printed. Our schools are now in a prosperous condition and offer good opportunities for any who may desire a good education. There are now three distinct courses of study in the High School: a High School, Latin, and Normal course. The latter offers inducements to teachers and to those who desire to become teachers. In addition to the study of methods, students in this course will have an opportunity to observe the teaching in the various grades, and if desired, can have practice in teaching. With our substantial and comfortable school buildings and the improvements now in progress, there is no reason why the schools of Winfield may not rival any of the state.


Winfield Courier, August 31, 1882.

Fox Chase.

John Keck offers a premium of five dollars for best hound in a fox chase to run at the fair ground the last day of the fair.

Ben Cox offers $3.00 premium for the second best hound at the same chase.

E. C. Seward offers $2.00 for third premium at same chase.


Winfield Courier, August 31, 1882.

Notice of Greenback Labor Convention.

Notice is hereby given that the Greenback Labor Convention of the 68th Representative district of Kansas, will be held at Burden, Saturday, Sept. 9th, 1882, at 10 o=clock a.m., for the purpose of placing in nomination a candidate for representative of said district, and to transact such other business as may come before said convention. All townships embraced in said 68th district are respectfully requested to hold their primaries in due time and be represented. Townships will be entitled to a vote as follows.

Maple 2, Rock Creek 3, Richland 4, Omnia 2, Harvey 2, Windsor 4, Silver Creek 4, Sheridan 3, Dexter 4, Otter 2.

W. L. HEINEKEN, Chairman, District Committee.


Winfield Courier, August 31, 1882.

Lost By a Soldier.

Coming from the Reunion last fall, I lost a bronze medal presented to me by the state of West Virginia, on which was stamped my name, etc. AWilliam Dobbs, 17th West Va. Inft., Co. G. Honorably discharged.@ Any information which will lead to its recovery will be thankfully received.

County and State papers please copy.

WILLIAM DOBBS, Oxford, Kansas.


Winfield Courier, August 31, 1882.

Items from the Traveler.

The Finley farm changed hands for a consideration of $2,500. Mr. Silliman, of Winfield, purchaser.

C. R. Mitchell has begun work on a large addition to his present building at Geuda Springs, which will be used as a hotel.

The hotels and boarding houses at Geuda Springs are all crowded with parties here for their healtth, and all are being benefitted.

T. J. Anderson, of Topeka, has engaged rooms at the new hotel at Geuda Springs, and will be here about the first of September.

Ed Haight was in town Monday and Tuesday. He was running the lines for the location of the new Indian Industrial School.

Hon. C. R. Mitchell came over from the Springs to assist in locating the Indian Industrial School, to be located south of town.

The travel to Geuda Springs has increased to such an extent that Messrs. Hilliard, Patterson & Co., have been obliged to put two daily hacks on the road.

Messrs. W. R. Owen and T. J. Eaton, sheep men from Ohio, on last week purchased the McClan farm of 400 acres on Silver Creek for $4,000. Green & Snyder negotiated the sale.

Last week Lewis P. King and family accompanied Mr. Winton and wife on their return to Colorado. They intend engaging in the grocery business at Pueblo. Mrs. Winton had the misfortune of losing her little boy during her visit here among relatives. We regret very much to part with Leis, but wish him all manner of success in his new enterprise.

Last week Zack Whitzon had the audacity to refuse $8,000 for his half-section farm. Perhaps he will not be censured for doing so, when it is known that his wheat crop averaged 44-1/2 bushels per acre and his oats 79 bushels. Zack has decidedly the highest average yield of any farmer in this vicinity, and merits the same as he is a model husbandman. Other crops so far as threshed are yielding from 25 to 30 bushels per acre.


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Winfield Courier, August 31, 1882.

Arkansas City News.

EDS. COURIER: A rather unusual occurrence happened in our city August 22nd. Two funeral services took place in the First Presbyterian Church, S. B. Fleming officiating. The first, at 10 a.m., was over the remains of Mrs. E. Watson, who has resided in this place for the last five or six years and carried on the business of a milliner. I believe she had no relatives in this country, was a widow, and somewhat advanced in years. Her disease was consumption.

The other, at 2 p.m., was that of David Sleeth, the brother of Major William Sleeth, our banker. He was an old resident. The Sleeth brothers came to Cowley in 1879 [??], I believe. The deceased was a bachelor between 45 and 50 years of age. His disease was catarrh of the head. His death was not unexpected, as he has been in bad health for a year or two.

I have just learned of the death of a farmer near the mouth of Grouse, by the name of Mann. C.



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Winfield Courier, August 31, 1882.

Ad. Plastering Hair, 35 cents a bushel. Kansas Tannery. Winfield.


Winfield Courier, August 31, 1882.


The contract for the building of a frame church in the town of Burden will be let to the lowest responsible bidder on Saturday, Sept. 9th, at 2 o=clock p.m. Sealed bids will be received by N. Brooks, Burden, Kansas, previously to that time and considered. Specifications and detailed drawings can be seen at the lumberyard in Burden. The material to be furnished by the trustees. The board reserves the right to reject any or all bids. By order of the building committee. N. BROOKS, Secretary.


Winfield Courier, August 31, 1882.

From Over the Sea.

EDS. COURIER: The last letter I wrote you, we had just come in sight of land on the Irish coast. During the night we anchored off Greenock, at the mouth of the river Clyde, 45 miles from Glasgow, the greatest ship building mart of the world. Most of the ocean steamers are built here; indeed, in almost the whole distance the clatter of hamers are heard riveting the iron plates with which the outside of these steamers are covered. It was here that Laird & Co., built the privateers to prey upon our commerce during the rebellion.

Arriving at Glasgow about 11 a.m., we at once took in some of the sights, and made arrangements for our return passage on the same steamer, Bolivia, to sail Sept. 15. We then took the cars for Edinburgh, some 40 miles distant, where we viewed the old castle, where the rich old crown is guarded by iron bars, while the sword and crescent ties crossed in quiet slumber. So may all crowns find repose while the people reign. Across from the castle on Princess street stands Sir Walter Scott=s monument, the grandest erected in modern times. Along side of this stands the Royal picture gallery, on the top and point of which reposes a figure of the Queen of Great Britain and Ireland, Empress of the Indias, AThe merrie Queen of England, no Queen so loved as she.@ This is one of the finest and best of exhibitions to be found.


For the present we bid adieu to this queen city of Europe, the modern Athens of learning science and philosophy, and take the cars for Galashiels, a beautiful city of 15,000 inhabitants, a very hive of industtry. The principal business is the manufacture of Scotch Tweeds. There are 24 of these establishments, employing from 50 to 500 hands each. Here, too, stood the largest tannery in Britain, which was burned to the ground a short time ago. The loss was $500,000, and three hundred hands were thrown out of employment. They are preparing to build larger than ever. There is a very fine public library and reading room here, and is well patronized. This town is in the very midst of the best and most historic scenes in Southern Scotland. Abbot=s Ford, the home of Sir Walter Scott, is about one and a half miles southeast. It gave us much pleasure to visit this beautiful and romantic spot. It stands on the banks of the river Tweed. The lands for several miles around are beautiful for situation, laid out or superintended by Sir Walter Scott himself. As soon as you cast your eye upon it, you can see that a master hand, possessed of real genius, has been there. By the payment of one shilling (2-1/2 cents) we were permitted to pass through the house, and by the aid of a waiter, were informed who were the chief contributors to the grand display of curiosities, which meet the eye at every turn. These two large arm chairs were presented by Pope Pius the 6th, and that set of 14 black ebony chairs and beautiful secretary were by George the 4th of England, but time would fail me to tell of the many tokens of gold and silver, of arms, ancient and modern. In one room is a library of 20,000 volumes. Many and rich were the contributions of royalty, scence, and art. Nature seems to have contributed her richest gifts to one of her real geniuses. But we must leave Melrose Abbey and other romantic scenes for another letter. We are off for Newcastle tomorrow. J. C.


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Winfield Courier, September 7, 1882.




EDS. COURIER: At this altitude of 6204 feet above the level of the sea, with the mercury at 90 degrees, I will attempt to tell my friends something of the wonders of this mountainous region. I hardly know where to commence, and shall know less where to end. The wild scenery which commences in Colorado has not grown less, nor will it, until I reach the Sacramento Valley. The peaks covered with patches of snow, visible for two days, are too familiar to most of your reders, to dwell upon, nor did the scenery strike the eye pleasantly, all through Wyoming and Nevada. Dog towns, jack rabbits, and sage brush comprised the variety until we neared the terminus of the Union Pacific and found ourselves across the boundary line of Utah, when the perpendicular rocks on either side arose to the height of a thousand feet, and looked like barriers to civilization from all quarters. In imagination I saw forts and castles perched upon the very tops, guarded by sentinels of Indians wrapped in blankets and armed with spears, so real that one could hardly believe that nature only had formed the sculpture, and there they would stand forever. In all the original grandeur of nature, bereft of verdure, of animal life, there is much to admire and much to regret, and produces a subject for deep thought, mingled with speculation as to the strange formation.

Leaving the U. P. at Ogden, a distance of thirty-eight miles brought me to the much railed at Salt Lake City, and as my mission was sight-seeing, I shall chronicle my opinions and observations, Anothing extenuating, or set down, aught in malice,@ against the country or its people. Two days and nights were illy sufficient to form opponent parts to either, hence I was determined to make the most of my vision, and see all I could. One day was spent in visiting the wives of Brigham Young, who live in the house where he died (called the Lion House, from there being a carved lion over the door). I was most corially received by Mrs. Margaret, Mrs. Zina, and Mrs. Julia, also by Mrs. Eliza Snow Smith (poetess) and wife of Joseph Smith, Amelia, who lives in a house by herself, and handsomely furnished. And right here I will say that I have never spent two hours with more interestingly informed, or more agreeable ladies, than those spoken of. President John Taylor was absent. I had the opportunity of entering his residence, which is a very handsome one, and was built for Amelia, and called by the Gentiles, AAmelia=s Palace.@ I was introduced and very pleasantly received by Apostle Franklin D. Richards, Councellor Geo. Q. Cannon, and many others. I speak of this because I was repeatedly informed that I could not obtain an interview.

The exterior beauty and loveliness with which the City is filled and surrounded is wonderful. On either side of a sixteen foot asphaltum sidewalk is a row of locust trees whose branches meet and intertwine above, and at the roots an irrigating brook gives life and moisture and strength to the foliage. From the general appearance one would never know that it was a Mormon city, or that vegetation was kept alive by artificial appliances. The great Salt Lake is 20 miles ffrom tthe city and is reached by steam cars, the round trip costing only 50 cents. A bathing house and suit is furnished for 25 cents and results in lots of fun to the hundreds of people who go there every afternoon. But more than the bath in the lake did I enjoy one in the warm sulphur plunge bath reached by the street cars. A house covering a large box 20 feet square, and filled with water to the depth of five feet, as warm as it would naturally be, after a journey of 1-1/2 miles, from its boiling fountain head, with rooms arranged around, and a shower bath of pure mountain water to end up with is, I believe, the greatest luxury I ever bought for 25 cents.

The fine hotel, called the Continental, is well kept, well patronized, and well sustained, if enormous charges can do it. The Temple which was begun years ago, has only reached the height of forty feet, and probably will never be finished. Its walls are 8 feet thick, and the model is grand. The Tabernacle is peculiarly shaped outside, but the inside is comely, immense, and artistic. The organ is said to be second in size in America.

I have view of all, which can be seen when I return. Time is not long enough to detail all I saw. From there I proceeded without detention to the eastern boundary of California, and was met at the station Truckee by Miss Sue Hunt, to whom I had telegraphed at Woodland. I cannot refrain from speaking of the aforesaid Truckee as containing the most loafers carrying bloated faces and besotted bodies, of any place I ever saw. Men and boys were constantly at the billiard tables, while ASaloon@ was over every second door. When will prohibition rule and crush out such destructive practices?

At 7 o=clock this a.m., a four horse open vehicle left the hotel for this wonderful lake, with a load of tourists, myself and Sue counting two, and paying $1.50 or $.50 [NOT SURE OF AMOUNT??] each for the round trip, a distance of fifteen miles. We were a jolly party, and the originality of one man, named Fuller, made the tour short and sweet. Mountains on either side, covered with a variety of pine, which is constantly being cut by lumbermen, rose from 600 to 1,000 feet above us, and the Truckee river kept us company in the valley. As the driver made it a part of his business to give us information, we were permitted to see several logs sent down a chute from the top into the river, a sight new and novel to all. Also he pointed out a mound by the roadside where were buried 1,500 Indians who fell in battle with themselvesCthe Omaha and Chichaus.

This lake is said to be twelve miles each way, with settlements dotting around it, and when calm, trouting in the bottom, in 50 feet of water, can easily be seen. I think it is very probable as the tint is a sea green and very clear. Snow near by could be plainly seen, with timber at the very top, and one peculiarity of the lake is that it is snow water and very agreeable. This lake has been sounded 1800 ft. and no bottom. The day was spent more jovially and agreeably than I can describe; but the best of all was a dinner served at the Grand Central, composed of those fine speckled trout, venison, and bear steak, all fresh from the morning hunt. I am safe in affirming that in five years I have not relished a meal as well. We are about leaving for the station, and proceed to Mount Shasta direct. It is very warm in the valleys.

Thursday, 25th. At the terminus of the Oregon division, bound for Mount Shasta.



Winfield Courier, September 7, 1882.


EDS. COURIER: Rev. Mr. Snyder preached for us last Sabbath evening.

Miss Ratie Schwantes is visiting friends and relatives in the northern part of the state.

Mr. Boggs has gone west.

Mrs. Smith has been very sick for several weeks past, but is now convalescent.

Mr. Roberts is home again, but will return in a few days for Kingman Co., his wife accompanying him.

Mr. Charlie Short and Mr. John Perin, of Cincinnati, relatives of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Martin, made a flying trip to Kansas, and being delighted with our rolling prairie country, decided to make it their future home, and have purchased the 320 acre farm formerly owned by Rev. Mr. Snyder, and are expecting tto take possession in perhaps a month. They will bring their families with them. We hope they will be a great acquisition to our society, and we undertstand they are enterprising and energetic young men and have considerable capital. The fomer is quite a Sabbath school worker. We do hope that Elder Snyder will not leave us, for he is a good minister, well read, and an able thinker. He and his family are good neighbors and just the people we would like to keep among us.


Thinking the matter over, I find we have some men of talent in our district. Mr. T. A. Blanchard is the secretary of the county Agricultural Society, Mr. J. W. Millspaugh the treasurer, Mr. J. F. Martin president of Horticultural Society, and Mr. P. B. Lee is presiding elder in United Brethren church.

Quite a number from here attended the S. S. Picnic over on Dutch Creek. The day was sultry and dusty, but we heard they had a pleasant time.

Several days ago Mr. George Conner met with quite an accident, injuring his shoulder so much that it rendered him for a short time unable to work, but not in any way decreasing his appetite for melons.

Mr. George Stewart, Mr. Carter, Mr. Marsh Allen, and in fact all of our farmers are through with their threshing, and all are happy, as the yield was larger than anticipated. We are in much need of rain and the farmers are a little anxious in regard to their future wheat crop, as the ground is now too dry for plowing.

Fifty-one at S. S. Last Sabbath. BOBOLINK.


Winfield Courier, September 7, 1882.


A Happy Union.

The other day we noticed two convered wagons on the streets, and learning they were from Oklahoma were soon on hand to interview the occupants. In the first wagon we came to was a middle aged gentleman and a boy about seventeen years old. We informed the elder gentleman that we were a newspaper man and should like to have a talk with him in regard to the promised land, Oklahoma.

He said, AMr. Editor, I am afraid we cannot give you anything in regard to that country as we simply passed through it on our return from Texas, where we have been to visit friends, but can say that it is a very beautiful counttry, and if Payne succeeds in planting his colonists there, he will have accomplished much. This is about all I can tell you in regard to it, but I have something (pointing to the boy by his side) that will interest your readers more than Oklahoma.

I will start at the beginning and tell you the whole story. I am an uncle to this boy and in the other wagon is his father, Mr. J. S. Saunders, who can vouch for what I say. Until within the past four years we have resided in Lyon County, near Americus, this State, but now reside in Butler County, eight miles west of El Dorado. In September, 1870, a band of Osage Indians stopped for a few days in our neighborhood, and one evening just about the time the Indians left, this boy, then five years old, was missing. After a diligent search for days he was given up, with the supposition that he had been kidnapped by a band of Gypsies, who had been lurking about the town for some time, and thus for twelve long years no tidings from the lost one. On the 28th of May last we started for Texas, and on our return we stopped for the night with a band of Wichita Indians, in the Territory, about twenty miles below their reservation, and while we were getting supper a numberr of the band came up to our wagons, and among them was a white boy, who asked for something to eat, which we gave him, and after talking with him for some time, asked him how he happened to be with the Indians, and in reply he said:

AMany years ago, I don=t remember where, but it was way off in the white people=s country, the Indians stole me and I have been with them ever since, but before this sentence was finished, the father recognized in him his lost son. The boy was made known tto the fact, and after hard persuading and a long talk, the Indians consented to let the boy accompany them. The boy says he was stolen by the Osages and remained with them about two years when he was traded to the Cheyennes, and after living with them about six years, ran off and joined the Wichita, and has remained with them ever since.@

The poor boy seemed much pleased that he had at last found his father, and was journeying towards a comfortable home. He seemed quite intelligent, but could talk but very little English. Arkansas City Traveler.



Winfield Courier, September 7, 1882.

New Salem Pencilings.

Again, dear COURIER friends, the time has come for a little chat in your happy homes through the medium of my pencil. The time since our last little talks seems so very, very long, and yet it is not two weeks.

The picnic is the latest effort in the social line, and owing to the drizzling weather, it was almost a failure. The Salem school were mostly there, as they were the entertainers, but the other schools were not out in full. The Floral and Queen Village schools entertained us with some good singing, and Mr. Jennings of Winfield made some excellent remarks that were fully appreciated. Mr. Holloway talked to the little ones and drew them out in answering questions. They seemed to be pleased. The dinners were all that could be desired in that line. The people seemed well provided with wraps and umbrellas, but a picnic cannot be a success upon a damp day. Our Moscow neighbors ate their goodies and sang their songs, we presume, in their homes, and we would all have felt better had we done likewise.

Some of the Salemites are quite indisposed. Mrs. Buck has had several chills, brought on by exposure and over work.

Mr. C. Miller had the misfortune to lose a good cow by the train running over her and killing her.

Mr. Shields had an ox that committed suicide by drowning in the creekCgot tangled in its rope.

Frank McEwen was kicked on the face by a horse and hurt quite badly, though not seriously. A little girl living in the same family had her arm broken about the same time; thus we see misfortunes never come singly.

One of Mr. Douglass= horses died lately, and he bought another to fill its place.

Mr. Allen of Salem has purchased the beautiful pony lately owned by Mr. J. W. Hoyland.

Mr. Nelson, of Indiana, has been in Salem, sold one of his farms and bought some more land from Mr. A. W. Davis. Mr. Davis has made a short business visit in this vicinity recently.

Mr. Nash bade some friends good bye and made a start for Illinois, but concluded at the last moment that Salem was the place for him, and thus he is still one of us.

Mr. Wesley McEwen has gone to Nebraska for a short time and we presume his solos will mostly be AThe girl I left behind me.@

The young people of Prairie Home and some in this district celebrated Miss Lydia Gardner=s birthday with a surprise party in the evening.

Miss Majors, of Winfield, was the guest of Mrs. Pixley a short time ago.

The Misses May Hodges and Ella Randall are rusticating in Salem at present, visiting the Hoylands, Vances, and Pixleys.

A Mr. and Mrs. Hopping, of Indiana, are the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Miller. Mr. Hopping, we understand, is Mr. Miller=s partner in sheep raising.

Mr. Joe Martin has grown tired of R. R. Work and prefers being a farmer.

Mr. McClelland is again a Salemite.

Mr. W. B. Hoyland surprised some by taking seventy-four bushels and ten pounds of wheat to the station at one load. His team could have taken more but he feared the wagon might object.

Mr.George Baxtel [?NOT SURE LAST NAME?] is home from Colorado.

Some of the people from here attended the camp meeting at Torrance.

Canning tomatoes, putting up peaches and so on, is the order of the day, with the ladies. Cutting up corn and threshing seems the chief employment of the men.

Mr. Bovee intends to ship quite a quantity of his broom corn this year, as it is too confining to make it all up.

It was not the farm but some stock that was sold. Excuse the mistake, ALieut.@

Mr. La Foon has bought the old (Prairie Home) schoolhouse.

Mr. Jennings was the guest of Rev. Graham and Mrr. McMillen Thursday.

Mr. Dalgarn has a nice new wagon. OLIVIA.


Winfield Courier, September 7, 1882.

Udall Items.

EDS. COURIER: Since AFritz@ left this place, a reader of your paper from a distance might think that the enterprise of our pleasant little village was lagging, but I beg to inform your many readers that Udall is yet growing, and bids fair, in a few years, to be the third town in size and importance in Cowley.

Jas. H. Bullene & Co., are fencing their lumber yard here and getting ready for their immense stock of lumber and coal which they are handling and intend to increase.

Our new citizen, A. J. Wenten, is well pleased with his hardware trade. He carries a full line of shelf hardware, stoves, and farming implements.

Ourr drug man is wonderfully tickled over his removal from the old building into the new. He has now a nice, cozy room neatly finished and filled with a full and complete line of drugs. The firm of Smith & Hildebrand are using the rear part of the Drug Store building for their clothing, which they will have to remove to give place for oils, etc.

Satterlee & Green are the main peach merchants of this place. For some cause there are not many peaches on the market.

Smith & Hildebrand say their trade never was better than now.


The washing machine factory lately located here by Jas. M. Napier is monopolizing all the best mechanics of the place, so that mechanical labor is high.

Mother Shiblone is quite busy dishing up the desirables to the hungry.

Miss West was duly elected principal of the Udall schools for the coming year.

We are in great need of a wood workman in the blacksmith shop.

Udall has as fine a rock quarry as any in the county, and lies just one mile due east. A large trade could be worked up on rock here if some enterprising man had hold of it.

John H. Bilsing has his large barn enclosed at last, which adds much to the looks of his farm.

Indications are such now that we will have two new store rooms built here yet this fall.

The R. R. Engineer is setting the grade stakes for the siding at this point.

Uncle David Richard is obliged to move his stone store building to make room for the R. R.

Lest we worry your patience this time, WE=LL GO.


Winfield Courier, September 7, 1882.

Minutes of Horticultural Meeting.

Minutes of last meeting read and approved. President called attention to the fact that it would be necessary to appoint a committee to collect specimens for exhibition at Topeka.

Moved by Mr. Burger that president appoint a committee of two to collect fruit for State Fair, and that they be paid not more than $2 a day.

Mr. T. A. Blanchard, Secretary of Agricultural Society, stated that Agricultural Society would make no exhibit at State Fair.

Motion prevailed.

President appointed R. I. Hogue, Mr. Maxwell, and Messrs. Hawkins and Jos. Taylor. Mr. T. A. Blanchard appointed committee to raise funds to pay committee to collect specimens. R. I. Hogue, T. A. Blanchard, S. E. Burger, Jos. O. Taylor, committee to take charge of fruit at State exhibit.

Dr. Marsh, H. Hawkins, A. J. Burrell committee to make report on fruit on table.

Committee on fruit reported as follows.

Fine display of apples, consisting of Dominie, Maidens Blush, Wine Sap, Rome Beauty, Ben Davis, and Ortley. Whitney and Hyslop crabs and Bartlett pears from H. H. Martin of Vernon.

Collection from A. J. Burrell of Creswell: Jonathans, Maidens Blush, Mo. Pippin, Dominie, Winter Rambo, Huntsmans Favorite apples, Bartlett and Seedling pears, Late Crawford and Cling peaches, Concord and Catawba grapes, very superior specimens.

From Henry Hawkins of Vernon: Michael Henry, Striped Pippin, Ben Davis, Winter Rambo, and one variety unknown, apples.

Hamilton Hawkins of Vernon: Bartlett pear, extra fine.

Fine display of Catawba grapes from A. De Turk, Pleasant Valley.

James Foster, Vernon: Dominie and two varieties of apples unknown.

Seedling peaches from J. Mench of Walnut.


Fine display of Apples by Dr. Marsh from J. H. Watt=s orchard, of Beaver: Geniton, Limber Twig, Rambo, Ortley, and Milam.

J. Earnest: Red Yam sweet potato weighing 5 lbs.

E. C. Martin: 2 Brazilian sweet potatoes.

W. C. Hayden: fine display of tomatoes.

A. T. Spotswood & Co.: Early Rose potatoes and extra large Maiden Blush apples.

Mrs. Elizabeth Capper: fine Indian peaches.

S. E. Burger, Walnut: Seedling peaches, Mo. Pippin apples.

J. Nixon, Vernon: 6 Belle Lucrative and 6 Bartlett pears. Sutton Beauty, Wagner, Mo. Pippin, Grimes Golden and Willow Twig apples, George IV and President budded peaches, with two varieties unknown.

Extra good samples of corn from Bryant Fowler of Fairview, also stalks 18 ft. Long.

From G. W. Prater: two varieties of apples, name unknown, and committee was unable to agree upon variety.




T. A. Blanchard reported $15.15 collected to pay expenses of collecting.



Winfield Courier, September 7, 1882.

Council Proceedings.


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

Present: Councilmen Read, Gary, and Wilson; City attorney and Clerk.

Minutes of last regular and of adjourned, and called sessions read and approved.

Application of A. G. Wilson for appointment as City weigh-master for the six months next ensuing was read and on motion of Mr. Read, Mr. Wilson was appointed.

The Finance Committee reported on reports of Police Judge for months of April, May, July, and August that they found the same correct. Adopted. On report for June the Committee asked further time, which was granted.

On bill of J. Heller, the Committee reported that they had examined the same and found it correct. Report adopted.

The following bills were then allowed and ordered paid.

H. L. Thomas, street crossings, etc.: $73.86.

Jno. Smiley, street crossings, etc.: $22.12.

City Officers= Salary, August: $67.90.

J. Heller, repairs City tools: $5.75.

Petition of Jno. A. McGuire & others presented at last regular meeting was taken up. On motion of Mr. Read, the City Attorney was instructed to report by ordinance or otherwise to the next meeting of the City Council with a view to the appointment of a Deputy Marshal.

On motion Council adjourned. [M. G. TROUP, MAYOR/DAVID C. BEACH, CITY CLERK.]


Winfield Courier, September 7, 1882.


Dr. Howland has returned from New York.

Remember the lecture of Schuyler Colfax, on the 13th inst., on Lincoln and Garfield.

Rooms to Rent, furnished or unfurnished. MRS. JULIA SHIELDS.

John E. Allen returned from Illinois Tuesday. He goes back again in a week or so.

Jacob Nixon is appointed Colonel and A. D. C. On Gen. Milliard=s staff, at the reunion.

You may never have a second chance to hear ex-Vice President Colfax. Hear him on the 13th inst.

Charley Long returned from the insane asylum last week, entirely cured and in his rightt mind.

Mrs. Scovill and Miss Grace will be here about the middle of the month and spend some weeks visiting.

Wanted: A girl or woman to do house-work. A German preferred. Apply at H. Goldsmith=s, post office.

Jake Nixon left for Chicago and other eastern points, Monday. He will visit his old home before he returns.

For Rent. A House and Barn in the northeast part of town. Inquire at the Brettun House barber shop.

A new grocery store has been started in the building vacated by Hendricks & Wilson, next to Baden=s Headquarters.

The Commercial Hotel is closed up, and Ed Weitzel and the lessee are in trouble over the possession of the furniture.

Mr. Wright, living at the junction of Dutch and Timber Creeks, brought us in an ear of corn weighin 30-1/2 ounces, last week.

Tony Boyle came in Thursday and will visit with us a week or so. He took in the camp meeting on Badger Creek Sunday.

The M. E. Church is finished and services will be held in it next Sunday. This is now the finest audience room in the state.

The ATisdale Anti-Monopoly Club,@ organized at the Tisdale schoolhouse Thursday evening and passed very war-like resolutions.

We want a boy to learn the printing business. Applications will be received until Saturday, September 16th. Wages $2.00 per week.

Mr. and Mrs. John Croco returned from a visit among relatives in Ohio, Indiana, and Nebraska, last week. They enjoyed a very pleasant vacation.

Judge McDonald returned from Colorado Springs Monday evening, where he accompanied his wife and left her for a season of rest and recreation.

Mrs. J. P. Short returned from a summer=s tour through Colorado Friday. She had a glorious time, and is much refreshed and improved in health.

Two thousand graded sheep passed through Tisdale Thursday en route to the Territory. They came from Elk County. The flock was vlued at $18,000.


Winfield Courier, September 7, 1882.


Joe Houston came down from Wichita Tuesday and spent a pleasant hour with us. Joe is doing well and is rapidly climbing the ladder of fame and fortune.

Work on the Glucose Works will be ready to begin in ten days if our people only fulfill their part of the contract. The works will cover just 1/8 [??] of an acre of ground.

Some weeks ago, while returning from the east, Mrs. Jas. Huey, of Arkansas City, was robbed of $100 on the Santa Fe train at Arkansas City. Her pocket was picked.

The Sheridan Sunday School have a picnic at G. I. Brown=s grove, of Silver Creek, on the 14th of this month. All the neighboring schools are invvited and a big time is anticipated.

Mr. J. D. Guthrie and family have gone visiting to Phoenix, Pennsylvania, and will spend a couple of months among old friends there. We wish them a pleasant journey and a safe return.

The proposition to vote $10,000 for the purchase of an asylum for our poor seems to be meeting with general favor. It will certainly be a matter of public economy in the long run.

J. C. Fuller and family returned home Saturday evening after a two months ramble among the lakes of northern Wisconsin. J. C. seems much improved in health: in fact, he=s fat.

Messrs. Robinson & Morey have shipped ten car loads of their brick to Wellington, and on Monday got an order from Newton for a car load. Thus step by step our institutions are reaching out.

Mr. Charles Beeney, of Albany, New York, a brother of our Mr. Beeney, made a flying visit to Winfield last week. He is delighted with this county and expresses much surprise at its large and fine productions.

The first chapters of a new Serial, AAmbition Crowned,@ byu Miss Ella Bosley, the COURIER=s charming young novelist, will appear next week. It is by far the most interesting story she has yet contributed.

Eli Youngheim comes to the front this week with a big advertisement. Eli has an immense stock of elegant goods and is offering bargains that are hard to equal. We advise the trading public to give Eli a call.

Wichita makes a terrible kick over losing the glucose works. The Ablarsted hindependence@ of the Wichita folks has cost them one of the best institutions ever located in the westCbut it has given it to Winfield, so no matter.

The names of five hundred veterans have been enrolled from this county and reported to headquarters at Topeka. If they turn out, we will have the largest and most complete organization in the state. Let every veteran turn out.

Forrest Rowland came in with a basket MondayCa big basket in which was concealed a forty-three pound watermelon, all for the printers. It was a mammoth, and furnished a big meal for ten persons. It was raised by W. D. Furry, in Creswell Township.

Farmers who bring samples of fruit for exhibition at the State Fair, are requested to bring a twig from the tree also, to assist in determining the varieties. All who have fruit are earnestly requested to bring samples next Saturday, to the COURIER office. By order of the President of the Horticultural Society.

Winfield Courier, September 7, 1882.


Mrs. Delia Hassel paid us in July 25 cents for the COURIER six week and asked us to notice her in the paper. We mailed to her the paper for six weeks but neglected the puff. When her time of subscription had expired, she called and demanded the return of the quarter. We paid it back and now give her the notice free.


Winfield Courier, September 7, 1882.

The South Kansas Medical Association met at Dr. Green=s office in this city Tuesday at 1 p.m., with forty members present. President Mendenhall called the meeting to order at 1 o=clock p.m. Both afternoon and evening sessions were held. The following officers were elected for the ensuing year: Dr. G. Boyd, of Newton, president; Dr. Geo. Emerson, 1st vice president; Dr. G. P. Wagoner, of Dexter, 2nd vice president; Dr. T. J. Miller, of Sedgwick City, secretary; Dr. Lewis Hall, of Augusta, assistant secreatary; Dr. G. B. Allen, of Wichita, treasurer. The exercises were interesting and the meeting productive of much good.


Winfield Courier, September 7, 1882.

Mr. S. S. Patten, late of Corunna, Wisconsin, has arrived here and will make Cowley his future home. Some time ago he purchased a farm on the Arkansas, near Geuda Springs, of a Wisconsin neighbor, wo had never seen the land. Mr. Patten had been a subscriber to the COURIER and knew what giant strides Cowley was making, and about how real estate was selling. He also knew that not far from this land were the famous Geuda Springs, and when it was offered for sale, he saw in it a big bargain, and bought at once. After he had made the purchase and the deeds were duly executed, he turned over several copies of the COURIER to the man from whom he bought, who seemed greatly surprised to find from its columns that this was anything but a barren waste, and wanted to Asue bargain.@ Mr. Patten informed him that he could sell at an advance of $700, but did not care to, and advised him to hereafter subscribe for a good paper in every county where he owns property. Mr. Patten insists that in this case his copy of the COURIER has made him a thousand dollars.


Winfield Courier, September 7, 1882.

J. J. Johnson, of Tisdale Township, was named as the opposition candidate to Mr. McDermott for the legislature by a small meeting of citizens who gathered at the Courthouse last Saturday. As the meeting made no platform and passed no resolutions, we are unable to state on what issue Mr. Johnson proposes to make his canvass, unless, perchance, his mission is simply to oppose. We understand that he will continue on the track until November.


Winfield Courier, September 7, 1882.

It will take from eighty to one hundred and sixty acres of ground to furnish the Glucose Works with sufficient territory for feed lots and other necessary purposes. Besides this, the location must command plenty of good water and excellent drainage. The aroma from a glucose factory is stronger than that of roses; in fact, an amateur in the art of smelling can tell the difference in a moment.


Winfield Courier, September 7, 1882.

Wallie Olds and Ed Harden, two small boys, were arrested and fined $2.50 each and costs, last Friday, for riding through the streets at an immoderate rate of speed. This will be a lesson to the boys and girls, as well as older persons, as the ordinance on this subject will hereafter be strictly enforced.


Winfield Courier, September 7, 1882.

The COURIER Band awoke the echoes in the east part of the city Friday evening. They gave Frank Barclay, Jr., one of the members who has just returned from a visit in the east, a serenade. The Band also favored D. A. Millington and family with music, which was highly appreciated.


Winfield Courier, September 7, 1882.

Charley Roseberry met with quite an adventure while coming up Monday. He saw a few rods ahead of him a pumpkin vine just growing into the road. He whipped up his team, and by flying half of the road, he got around the end of the vine before it got across the road.


Winfield Courier, September 7, 1882.

Our people will be lost when they assemble in the M. E. Church next Sunday. The oldest inhabitant will nott be able to recognize it as the old dilapidated room they were wont to worship in. It is now a credit to the city and a comfort to the congregation.


Winfield Courier, September 7, 1882.

Veterans who live near Seeley can buy tickets there for $4.35. This will accommodate many, as the special train gets there about five o=clock. These tickets will be on sale Saturday and good to return on or before the 18th.


Winfield Courier, September 7, 1882.

Messrs. Carpenter and Penny have opened a rink for roller skating in the McMullen building, opposite the Brettun. The room was full of young people Tuesday evening, and the exercise is exhiliarting.


Winfield Courier, September 7, 1882.

Mrs. W. H. Tyner, mother of Mrs. T. C. Myers, and son, of Morristown, Indiana, came in Tuesday and will spend some time visiting here.


Winfield Courier, September 7, 1882.

A. W. Millspaugh returned from Burlington, Iowa, Wednesday.


Winfield Courier, September 7, 1882.

T. B. Myers returned from New Mexico Wednesday.


Winfield Courier, September 7, 1882.

Taxation. The tax levy just made is for Winfield City, 36-1/2 mills; for Arkansas City, 70 mills. Our Arkansas City friends are getting in pretty deep. Seven percent taxes on all the real and personal property is a heavy burden in these times of low interest.


Winfield Courier, September 7, 1882.

The State Meeting of the Christian Church will convene in Emporia, Sept. 27th. The church in Emporia will be glad to entertain as many delegates as may attend. Let every congregation in Cowley County send at least one delegate. F. M. RAINS.


Winfield Courier, September 7, 1882.

The fare from Winfield to Topeka and return, via K. C., L. & S. K. R. R., for those persons attending the ABig Fair,@ will be $4.35 for the round trip, from 11th to 18th Sept. Inclusive. Passengers by this route leaving here by the morning train arrive at Topeka early same evening. W. C. CARRUTHERS, Agent.


Winfield Courier, September 7, 1882.

Attention Battery. All Members of St. Johns Battery are hereby ordered to report in person at the Courthouse in Winfield, Saturday, Sept. 9tth, at 1 o=clock p.m.

By order of N. A. HAIGHT, Captain.


Winfield Courier, September 7, 1882.

A Distinguished Honor. The veterans of Cowley County have been honored by Maj. Gen. Milliard, with the appointment of AFirst Regiment of Veterans of Kansas.@ Turn out, veterans, and be worthy of the honorr.


Winfield Courier, September 7, 1882.

Piano for Sale. One Upright Mathushek Piano. A. D. CROWELL, Winfield, Kansas.


Winfield Courier, September 7, 1882.

A Notorious Character.

Confined within the Cowley County jail at present is a negro whose career is as deeply stained with crime as human hands are often found to be, and whose deeds of murder and lawlessness compare favorably with those of the notorious Jesse James.

From Deputy U. S. Marshal Addison Beck we received a partial account of his doings that were enough to make the blood run cold. He has for the past five or six years made the Indian Territory his home and was married into the Creek tribe of Indians, and is named Glass. His hands have been reddened with the blood of perhaps a dozen men, killed on different horse-stealing excursions, and one crime even more horrible than this, is laid to his hands. Sometime last fall a lone woman and little child applied at a house in the Territory for something to eat. She said her husband had left her and she was trying to make her way back to Missouri with her child. She was given something to eat, and started on over the prairie afoot. Some time after, the negro was seen riding up the gulch in the direction the woman had taken, and a few days afterward the bodies of the woman and child were found with their throats cut from ear to ear. This was but one of the many terrible crimes laid at his door.

Once he and two others stole a herd of twenty-nine ponies.They were followed by fourteen well armed men, who overtook them in the night. They found the horses grazing on the prairie, and after driving them to a safe place, returned and surrounded the place where the three thieves were sleeping. In the morning they rose up out of the grass and began firing, and after an hour=s battle two of the thieves, Shenneman=s ward and another, escaped, leaving their companion and four of the pursuers dead on the ground.

In his own country Glass is a terror, but no open enemy is tolerated. His enemies died, one way and another, and all died early. He is as quick as lightning with a six-shooter, and handles two of them with as much ease as a lady would handle a knife and fork. Those who know him best in the Territory never provoke his wrath, as the crack of his pistol meant death, quick and certain.

In personal appearance Glass is tall, slim, and not overly dark, with a large scar on his face, and is covered all over with pistol wounds.

When Shenneman captured him, he was in a barber=s chair and had his revolvers wrapped in a paper and laid on a table. Before he knew what was up, our Sheriff had him under the muzzle of his big revolver.

Chief Bushyhead, of the Cherokee Nation, offers a reward of $500 for the delivery of Glass at Vinita, and, as soon as the necessary arrangements are made, he will be taken there. At present, he is strongly shackled and the jail is guarded.


Winfield Courier, September 7, 1882.

Once More to the Front!

One H. D. Kellogg, a physician and druggist of Arkansas City, announces himself in this week=s Traveler as an independent candidate for the legislature from the 67th district. The Doctor will be remembered as the gentleman who figured so conspicuously in relieving Arkansas City of her interest in the canal, and to whom the people are largely indebted for the 7 percent taxation under which they are now groaning. It is also whispered that he is a sort of anti-prohibition candidate. This is as it should be. We have in our little memorandum book some things that will prove intensely interesting. The Doctor=s candidacy will add much life to the campaign in the south district if he only remains on the track long enough to get the ball rolling.


Winfield Courier, September 7, 1882.

FoundCA Letter.

The following letter was picked up on our streets recently and handed to us. It evidently failed to reach its destination, but, as we see the Colonel has returned safely, we surmise its contents were duly observed.





Dear Sir: It was reported several days ago that Col. Loomis was about to sever his friendly connection at this place and take up quarters at AGeuda,@ and as he has not reported for a day or two, it is feared that he has executed his design, and I have been requested by several inquiring friends to place him under your kind protection. Guard and care for him tenderly. Protect him from Cupid=s destroying dart, for he knows not what temptations surround him, and may, in some unguarded moment, succumb to the withering glances of some fair damsel who has evil in her heart, and thereby become the victim of misplaced confidence, and thus leave him to tell posterity the old story, Ablasted hopes and a wrecked life.@ Let me again kindly remind you of your responsibilitty, and when his work (at the Geuda hash House) is ended, return him (by express) and thereby secure the everlasting blessings of HIS FRIENDS.

(Prepay all charges and draw at sight.)


Winfield Courier, September 7, 1882.

The Markets.

Wheat is disgustingly low. 65 cewnts is the top price this (Wednesday) morning, and much was yesterday sold at less. Eggs bring 15 cents, butter 25 cents, tomatoes 50 cents, potatoes 40 to 75 cents, new corn 45 cewnts, oats 30 cents.


Winfield Courier, September 7, 1882.



VETERANS: All the Captains of veteran complanies of Cowley County will report with their men to these Headquarters in Winfield, on Monday morning, Sept. 11th, 1882. A special train for veterans will leave Winfield Tuesday morning, September 12th, at 4:30 o=clock a.m., and arrive at Topeka 3:30 p.m., same day. The men must bring blankets, cooking utensils, and two days rations.

Any old soldiers not organized can go by reporting at these Headquarters Monday, Sept. 11th.

Fare, round trip, $4.50, including ticket to State Fair.

T. H. SOWARD, Col. Commanding.

H. L. WELLS, Adjutant.


Winfield Courier, September 7, 1882.

The Woman=s Christian Temperance Union is preparing to entertain the people at the fair, and as temperance is a principle the promotion of which should interest every citizen of our county, and as money is necessary to the success of any cause, we therefore ask every lover of sobriety and good order to donate provisions of all kinds, fruits, tomatoes, melons, and potatoes, uncooked, with other things ready prepared for the table. We will send committees in the country to solicit, and we hope you will be ready to give liberally of the great abundance God has given you, believing it an evidence of his being well pleased with our efforts thus far, verifying the promise, AIf ye are willing and obedient, she shall eat the good of the land.@ Then let us not weary in well doing, but bring in your donations, whether you are solicited or not, forr which you will receive the gratitude of the ladies and the blessing of God. COMMITTEE.


Winfield Courier, September 7, 1882.

Railroad Arrangements.

Special trains will leave here on the A., T. & S. F. Monday and Tuesday mornings between 4 and 5 o=clock. The cost to everyone for a round trip ticket from here to Topeka, including one days admission to the fair will be $4.50. The regular trains will also run as usual. St. Johns Battery leaves on a special train Monday morning.


Winfield Courier, September 7, 1882.

Miss Fields, who was expected to take charge of the select school formerly taught by Mrs. Rains, has notified us that her health will not permit of her doing so this year. Instead, Miss Oldham, a graduate of Daughtus College, and a lady of high intellectual and moral qualifications, will be present and conduct the school. A. D. MARIS.


Winfield Courier, September 7, 1882.

This Possibly Refers to You.

To those whom we favored when times were hard, by selling them goods on time, we would say now that you have bountiful crops of everything, we trust you will show your appreciation of the favor by calling at once and Ashelling out the spondulix.@

The fact of the matter is we are needing our money, and must have it. We mean what we say, and trust this gentle reminder will be all that will be necessary to induce you to walk up to the Captain=s office and liquidate.

Yours in brotherly love,



Winfield Courier, September 7, 1882.

Fine work a specialty. TIMME THE TAYLOR.


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The City Library.

It is a pleasure to know that someone has sufficient interest in the City Library to inquire after it. In the first place, let me state that it does exist, and that its doors are open on every Wednesday and Saturday afternoon from two until six o=clock.

Something over two years ago, in a temperance meeting held in Manning=s Hall, it was suggested that a City Library would be a great advantage to Winfield. The gentlemen took hold of the matter and appointed a committee of ladies to see what could be done. After many meetings and much hard work, the ladies decided that they would establish a Library and Reading Room, feeling assured that if they kept it open for six months or one year, the city would realize the advantage derived therefrom and would assist in its maintenance. After the first subscriptions were made, and the revenue derived from the sale of tickets had been consumed, the ladies gave numerous entertainments, which were liberally patronized by the citizens, yet it was found that the Reading Room must be closed for want of funds. It would seem that this was a mistake on the part of those who had the means to assist in defraying the necessary expenses. When the Reading Room was open, it was nightly filled with those of our people who hungered for knowledge. Since its closure, the ladies have been untiring in their efforts to make the Library worthy of its name; and now it numbers about five hundred (500) volumes.

I would suggest to the citizens that they wake up, and let at least two hundred buy yearly tickets. Then we will take it upon ourselves to pledge these two hundred that a Reading Room will be opened for one year. And at the end of that time we will have no fears but that you will all be willing to renew your tickets, and it will not need to again be closed. It looks philanthropic to see our moneyed men offering inducements to manufacturing interests desiring them to locate in our city, and surely a more beautiful city, for its age, cannot be found, yet to a looker-on it seems like a man building a fine house and adorning the outside and making it very inviting, but leaving the inside unfinished. Let us not only endeavor to adorn the outside of Winfield, but let its intellectual interests also be cultivated. And the Reading Rroom is one of the means we should use to secure this end.



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The Whole Business in Brief.

The special attractions at the Reunion, will be:

1st. The meeting and greeting of thirty thousand old comrades in arms.

2nd. The address on Friday, Sept. 15th, by Hon. Jas. G. Blaine, the friend of Garfield and the APlumed Knight@ of Maine.

3rd. Addresses by distinguished soldiers from all parts of the Union.

4th. The State Fair, which will be the grandest exhibition ever opened in Kansas.

All this will cost each and every veteran who goes from Cowley County, as follows.

Railroad fare, including one admission to fair, besides Friday, which is a Afree day@ for veterans, $4.50 and 20 cents a day for rations. $5.50 will take every soldier through. Quarters are furnished free. The city of Topeka and its citizens have appropriated $4,000 to assist in entertaining the veterans. The veterans will assemble at Winfield on Monday, Sept. 11th, at 11 o=clock, for more complete organization and drill. Each veteran will come provided with blankets and two days rations. During Monday night places will be furnished for sleeping. On Tuesday morning at 4:30 they take the special train for Topeka, where they will arrive in the afternoon. They will be met at the depot by an Aid-de-camp who will conduct them at once to the camp grounds and the tents prepared for them, where they will Aset up housekeeping@ and gret ready for a week=s fun, rest, and recreation. The writer hereof, having received a cordial invitation from a lot of the Avets@ to mess with them, will pack his blankets and go up Wednesday. He will try to pass himself off as the Adrummer boy of Shiloh,@ and he hopes that Athe boys@ will kindly remember that the only reason he wasn=t in the war was because he wasn=t old enough, and not Agive him away.@ The COURIER wishes each and every old soldier a grand and glorious time.


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Notice. To whom it may concern this is to certify that I will not be responsible for any bills that Mary A. Lee may make after this 6th day of September, A. D., 1882.



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Walter Denning, Co. G. 134 [?NOT SURE LAST NUMBER], Ill. Vol.

H. M. Zimmerman, Co. F [?] O. V. C.

M. H. Quarels [?Quarrels?], Battery K. 5 A X.

A. I. Jones, 2nd O H Art.

H. T. Burkes, Co. J, 6th K C L 15th Vol. Cav.

Jerry Evans, Co. E, 5th U regt.

W. H. Shearer, Co. H, 66th Ill. Regt., Vol.

Sam=l Smedley, Co. A, 120th O V. J.

B. McFadden, Co. D, 13 Ill.

John Forgey, 12th Ind. Vol. Co. F.

B. F. Harrod, 57 Ind., Co. H.

J. T. Quarels [?Quarrels?], Col. Ind. Ky. Inft.

C. H. Shorter, Co. H, 10th Ill. Inft.

J. E. Snow, Co. C. 19th Wis., Maj., 38th Wis. C. T.

Dan=l Goodwin, Co. K, 92nd Ill.

Burt Covert, Co. H, 21st N. Y. Cav.

W. M. B. Caton.

F. F. Small, Co. H, 59th Ind. Cav.

John Nicholas, Co. E, 2nd Kans.

W. W. Smith, Co. E, 10th Ill. Inft.

W. T. Ganes, Co. F, 35th [?NOT SURE OF LAST?] Wis.

E. P. Harlan, Co. F, 14th Iowa Inft.

Jas. Bethel, Co. D, 43 Ind. Inft.

W. C. Bryant, Soldier 7th Kans. Cav.

C. C. Krow, 61st [?NOT SURE OF NUMBER?] Ill. Inft.

H. H. Siverd, Co. B, 1st O. Cav.

C. Everett, Co. E, 37th Ill. Inft.

James Finch, Co. D, 13th Kans. Inst. [?DO THEY MEAN INFT.?]

John E. Mitchell, Co. I, 14th Iowa Inft.

W. B. Pixley, Co. K, 60th Ill. Vet Vol. Inft.

T. H. Soward, 2nd Ky. Cav. Vol.

Geo B. Chapman, Co. F, 11th Ind. Cav.

Jacob Nixon, Co. I, 19th Iowa Inft.

Geo. H. Crrippen, 21st N. Y. Ind F Battery.

John Katzenstan, K S M O S.

S. Cure, 50 N. Y. Engs.

A. Williamson, 2nd K Cav.

Jas. A Cooper, 3rd Md. Vet. Vol.

A. V. Corbin, Co. K, 16th Iowa V V.

J. C. Evans, Co. B, 14th N. Y. Inft.

T. A. Blanchard, Co. I, 7th Mo. Vol. Cav.

J. M. Householder, Co. K, 2nd O. V.

Thos. Thompson, Co. A, 6th Cav., Mo. Vol.

W. E. Steinhour, Co. F, 2st [??] Vt. Vol. [2st does not make sense.]

L. J. Darnell, Co. B, 2nd Vt. Cav.

Jonathan Cessna, Co. E, 54th Ill. Vet. Vol. Inft.

R. H. Moore, Co. D, 68th O Inft.

Niton Jackson, Kans.

Lewis Conrad, Co. D, 106th Ill. Vol.

H. N. Chaney, Co. A, 32nd Iowa Vol.

Nelson Hobaugh, F, 72nd Ind.

Joseph Dunham, Co. D, 21st O.

W. M. Bell, Co. M, 15th K. V. C.

J. B. Corson, 13th Maine Regt., Co. B.

R. B. Mulford, Co. S, 45th O.

S. S. Gentry, Co. F, 87th Ill. Inft.

W. B. Caton, Merrill=s Horse Vol. Cav.

H. Hardzog, Co. K, 29th Ind. Vol.

Ed Pate, Co. C, 52nd Ill. V. Vt.

Chas. W. Bailey, Co. A, 3rd Ill. Cav.

J. Mehan, Co. I, 113 O Inft.

D. A. Patterson, 7th Ill. Inft. Vt.

McAller, 7th Ia [??In??] F. V.

Sam=l Watt, 7th Ill., Co. C.

A. F. Wade, 11th Mo. Inft.

D. W. Free, Battery R, 1st Pa. Art.

B. F. Walker, Co. F, 14th Iowa Inft.

D. D. Miller, Co. C, 34th [?? Not sure of last number??] Da.

S. H. Toles, Co. E, 17th Mich.

W. J. Lundy, Co. E, 26th Ill. Inft.

Oliver Decker, Co. A, 12th Mich.

A. J. Thomas, Co. B, 89th Ind. Inft.

W. H. Moor, Co. C, 8th Ind. Cav.

J. S. Anderson, Co. A, 139th Ind. Inft.

S. W. Pennington, Co. A, 18th Mo. Inft.

Chas. Saunders, Co. C, 17th Kans. Inft.

W. F. Dorley, Co. G, N. Y. Vol. Cav.

L. F. Johnson, Co. H, 78th O. Inft.

Hugh McKibbon, 2nd Lieut. Co. C, 164 O N I.

A. C. Davis, Co. G, 113th Ill. Inft.

Wm. Summerville, 10th Battery R I Vol.

John F. Morgan, Co. B, 10th Ill. Inft.

James Perkins, Co. I, 33rd Mo. Inft.

R. R. Longshore, Co. F [?], 113th Ill. Inft.

H. C. Irwin, Co. K, 14th Vol. Inft.

J. W. Arrowsmith, Co. F, 2nd Ill. Cav.

N. Belleville, Co. F, 33rd Iowa Infft.

A. T. Gay, Co. C, Ill. Infft.

G. W. Foughty, Co. B, 57th O. Inft.

E. P. Young, Co. D, 105 O Inft.

W. R. Bradley, Co. I, 34th Iowa Inft.

L. J. Davidson, Co. I, 12th Mich. Inft.

James D. Alexander, Co. H, 43rd Ind. Inft.

G. W. Robinson, Co. I 2nd Mo. Cav.

Preston Martin, Co. F, 23rd Iowa.

J. H. Warrenburg, Co. F, 41 Ill. Inft.

B. B. Daugherty, Co. A, 59th O V I.

W. L. Mullen, Co. I, 16th Ill. Infft.

E. B. Gault, Co. K, 202nd Pa. Inft.

Wm. Carter, Co. A, Ind. Cav.

H. C. Catlin, Co. G, 7th Cav.

James Henly, Co. D, 51st Ind. Inft.

C. A. Roberts, Co. C, 40 Ind. Vol. Inft.

D. H. Riggs, Co. K, 7th Mo. Cav.

J. M. Fanestock, 45th O. Int.





Winfield Courier, September 14, 1882.


Baltimore News.

EDS. COURIER: As it has been some time since I have seen anything from these parts, I will try and send you a few items.

Nearly everybody is through making hay, and some will soon begin cutting up corn. Sorghum making has just begun. Cane is turning out considerable sorghum and of a good article.

Bob Wright met with quite an accident last week. While he was cutting corn, he let the knife slip and plit his knee cap open.

AGleaner@ has turned Greenbacker, and I understand he is making speeches in behalf of that party.

BIRTH. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Abner Schooling, August 24th, a girl.

Mrs. Harry Baum is not expected to live long. She has been sick some time with consumption. More anon, JULIUS.


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EDS. COURIER: In my last we had just arrived in Newcastle on Tyne, the birth place of my companion, a city of 150,000 inhabitants, which we left 33 years before, for our beloved America. We find the city much enlarged, and quite prosperous. It is situated in latitude 54 deg. 58 min. 11.6 sec., N. long. 1 deg. 36 min. 36.5 sec. It is about 100 feet above the level of the sea. The city takes its name from one of the old Norman castles built in the tenth century. Previous to this, two other castles were built and destroyed in the conflicts of war. It is in the best state of preservation of any castle in England. The river Tyne is to England what the Clyde is to Scotland, for ship building and other industries.

At its mouth stands Tynemouth, beautifully situated. A great summer resort here is the remains of an old castle, but in a dilapidated condition. In close proximity to Tynemouth, are North and South Shields, the two containing about 60,000 inhabitants, a railway on each side of the river and steamers plying every hour, keeps close connection with Newcastle.

This locality is peculiarly important to the public generally, as it is the birth place of the locomotive and railroad system, which has received such a development that there are now three linear miles of railroad for every square mile of surface. In connection with this system stands the name of George Stephenson, whose monument stands in Neville Street, Newcastle. His bust and figure also adorns all public places as well it may for he has revolutionized the civilized world. It has also witnessed the introduction of the glass, alum, and soda trades which were all first commenced in this region. It was here that Stephenson invented his safety lamp, Patterson the desilverizing of lead, whilst Buddle perfected the furnace ventilation of coal mines; but perhaps the most conspicuous and most important inventions for the defense of the country is due to the ingenuity of W. G. Armstrong of Elswick, whose guns are a terror to England=s enemies. He is also the inventor of the hydraulic engines; he has a manufactory employing 4,000 hands. There are also many celebrated engineering and ship-building factories; among these are Stephenson, Hawthorn, Armstrong, Mitchell, Leslie, Palmer, and many others, whose locomotives and engines, hydraulic machinerry, guns and ships have acquired a European, if not a world-wide, reputation.

Time would fail us to speak of her public parks, libraries, museums, reading rooms, scientific and philosophic socieites, which bring her to the front of modern and intellectual improvement. The temperance movement is making progressCtrue, slow, but sure.

The harvest is beginning here now and promises a fair crop. It looks very strange to us to find women in the field binding grain and doing men=s work. Oh! Could our favored people see the struggle for existence in other lands, how grateful they would be, or ought to be.

I find that Gladstone is well sustained by the people in all this northern country and in Egypt.

There is a very good feeling in this country toward AmericaConly her protective tariff laws. Her businessmen are very indignant at them.

We found a beautiful country between Newcastle and Stockton, a distance of forty miles. Durham is a nice place with its old castle and cathedral.

We are off tomorrow for London.

More anon, J. C.


Winfield Courier, September 14, 1882.

Rather more than three-fourths of all the shipping that passed through the Suez canal in the ten years (1870-79) belonged to Great Britain.


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Capt. Payne and twenty Oklahoma boomers were arrested and brought into Fort Reno, Sept. 1st, and placed in the guard-house, awaiting to be taken to Fort Smith. He resisted and fought like a tiger, and was bound hand and foot and hauled in. We trust that the doughty Captain will now be put where he will boom no more, and that this will be the last of a fool who tried to buck Uncle Sam single handed.


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W. R. Megredy, of Dexter Township, a sheep and wool man, was nominated by the anti-monopoly gathering at Burden last Saturday a candidate for thhe Legislature from the 68th District. We have not heard whether or not the gentleman is willing to submit to this indignity. As far as we can learn, Mr. Megredy has heretofore borne a good reputation, and we do not see why a lot of anties should get together and conspire ag ainst him in tthis manner.





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The activity manifest in all branches of business, and especially in the matter of public enterprises, is most encouraging to every citizen and taxpayer of our city. The Creamery is going up rapidly, the Glucose works are an assured fact, a profitable and extensive business in the manufacturing of brick is established, our unlimited supply of flag and building stone is finding a ready market for hundreds of miles around, the erection of a large canning factory is probable at no distant day, and other enterprises of a public character are being proposed and eagerly discussed. Wifield=s prospects are brightening with every succeeding day, and persons seeking locations in a town with a future, are finding it out.


Winfield Courier, September 14, 1882.


Once more has one of Cowley=s old citizens been honored by selection to a high position in his new home in the west. B. F. Baldwin has been selected by the Republican County Convention of Custer County as their candidate for Representative. We clip the following notice of Frank=s nomination from the Silver Cliff Daily Herald.

AB. F. Baldwin, of this city, one of the nominees for the lower house, is too well known to the citizens of Silver Cliff to require any introduction on our part. It is with the utmost confidence and assurance that we give our support to Mr. Baldwin, as we have fought under his banner before and won a signal victory. Not only as a citizen and successful businessman, is Mr. Baldwin known to the citizens of Custer County, but the record he has made for himself as a member of the present city council has proved to the public his excellent executive ability, and the faithfulness and honesty with which he discharges the duties of a public officer. Mr. Baldwin has also filled important positions of trust elsewhere, and has always won the confidence and trust of his constituents. Such a man the Republicans of Custer County can give their hearty and unanimous support.@


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The Horticultural Society took quite a large collection of Cowley County fruits to Topeka Monday, for exhibition at the state fair. The society should have the thanks of every citizen of the county for its enterprise in this matter. The collection was most creditable, and displays to good advantage the wonderful resources of our county in fruit raising. We regret that no display of our agricultural products will be made.


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Before leaving Galashills, [??] Scotland, we visited the famous Mullrose Abby, a large, old ruin built in the 11th century by the Monks in the reign of David the 2nd of Scotland. It measures as follows: Length of the ruin, 258 ft.; breadth, 75 ft.; length of transept 130 ft.; breadth, 44 ft.; height of remains of tower, 84 ft.; daylight of east window 36 x 16 ft.; daylight of grand south window 24 x 16 ft.; breadth of mullions, 8 inches.

In the chancel as you enter you see the grave of Alexander the 11th; in the east you see a small square slab. Beneath is the resting place of the heart of Robert the Bruce, so famous in Scotch history. As you approach the northeast corner, William Douglas, the dark Knight of Liddesdale; Douglas the hero of Otterbrun; many heroes were interred here. Time would fail me to give a hundredth part of the features of interestCthe carving upon the walls and figures in the nitches outside and in. The stone on which Sir Walter Scott wrote is an object of much interest, and many an old tombstone on the south of the Abby tells their quaint stories. Mullrose and the Abby stand on the banks of the beautiful river Tweed.

The night before leaving a small party of us ascended the hill Meigle, just west of the town. It rises 1,206 feet above the city. The view is beautiful; the top of the hills are well supplied with water. Heath (Scotch Heather) is very abundant here. Around the different hills flows the rivers Tweed, Yarrow, and Ettrick, which meet just above Abbot=s Ford. We had a very fine view of the hill Fonshiel, where Mungo Prk, the great African explorer was born, and around whose base many a deadly encounter has taken place when Clan met Clan in deadly conflict.

Next day at 8 a.m., we are off for Kelso. On our left stands the tower where Sir Walter Scott was raised, also the residence of Sir Thomas, Mr. Douglas Brisban, the Astronomer; also the remains of Roxburg Castle on the banks of the Tweed river. The Kelso Abby is a very fine ruin. We there go seven and a half miles to Getholm, close by the Cheviot range of hills, where we saw many fields cultivated whose elevation is one foot in 50. The whole aspect of this country is very fine. Crops are promising but very late. There are many groves on these hills that one would think would fall; they do lean up a little.

Passing several old castles with many objects of interest, we reached the famous town of Berwick, upon Tweed, the city where the contending parties, Scotch and English, were so equally matched that finally peace was declared and Berwick was independent. We roamed about her old ramparts and gazed upon ancient walls where many a fierce conflict had been waged. As soon as you see her, you are reminded of British soldiery, for her houses are mostly covered with tiles and are very red, so that they resemble the Red Coats. From here we went twenty-one miles north to Cockburnapath [?Cockburnspath?], situated in a romantic spot. Near by is a bridge that was built over one hundred years ago; it looks like the work of a few years. Between this and the old bridge is the railroad bridge, built aboutt forty years ago, with an elevation of 140 feet and span of 150. The old bridge is nearly 200 years old and looks as if it may out last either of the others. Near by stands the ruins of a church built in the seventh century. Not long ago some persons conceived the idea of pulling it down and building a stone wall with it, and came near accomplishing their work, but were discovered. I suppose they belonged to that class that was once shown through Abbots= Ford and when he had seen all that was to be seen, he asked: ABut who was Sir Walter Scott?@ ACast not your pearls,@ etc.

From Berwick to Newcastle we pass many objects of interest. We may mention Workworth Castle, where in other days we had spent pleasant times. Also Sluwick Castle, the largest in England. The crops are much in advance here and they will commence harvest next week. More anon. Yours truly, J. C.


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Cowley County Teachers.

The following persons hold valid certificates in this county, and can make legal contracts with school boards.


Professor E. T. Trimble.

Mrs. E. T. Trimble.

Mrs. W. B. Caton.

Miss S. J. Clute.

Miss A. E. Dickie.

Miss Mattie Gibson.

Miss Rose Rounds.

Miss Mary Bryant.

Miss Allie Klingman.

Miss Etta S. Kelly.

Miss Emma Crippen.

Miss Mary E. Hamill.

Miss Nellie A. Aldrich, grade 1.

Miss Allie E. Dickie, grade 1.

Miss Alpha Harden, grade 1.

Miss Anna Harden, grade 1.

Miss E. L. Cook, grade 1.

Miss Fannie Pontious, grade 2.

Miss Maggie C. Seebridge, grade 2.

Miss Maggie Stansbury, grade 2.

Miss Celina Bliss, grade 2.

Miss Jennie Davy, grade 2.

Miss Jennie Lowry, grade 2.

Miss Rosa A. Frederick, grade 2.

Miss Florence M. Goodwin, grade 2.

Miss Emma Gridley, grade 2.

Miss Fannie Harden, grade 2.

Miss Rose Rounds, grade 2.

R. S. White, grade 2.

J. A. Hilanbeck [?], grade 2.

W. P. Beaumont, grade 2.

C. W. Steward, grade 2.

C. J. Brothers, grade 2.

H. D. Stuber, grade 2.

J. H. Crotsley, grade 2.

L. P. King, grade 2.

A. Gridley, Sr., grade 2.

E. H. Burton, grade 2.

Miss Alice Dunham, grade 3.

Miss Leoti Gary, grade 3.

Miss Anna Kuhn, grade 3.

Miss Anna E. McClung, grade 3.

Miss M. L. Page, grade 3.

Miss Hattie Pontious, grade 3.

Miss Haidee Trezise, grade 3.

Will Tremor, grade 3.

C. F. Ware, grade 3.


C. T. Atkinson, grade 1.

Miss Jennie Peterson, grade 1.

Miss Jessie A. Sankey, grade 1.

Miss Sadie E. Pickering, grade 1.

Miss Magie E. Sample, grade 1.

Miss Rose L. Sample, grade 1.

George E. Wright, grade 1.

Miss Maggie J. Burrows, grade 2.

Miss Linda Christian, grade 2.

Miss Flora M. Finley, grade 2.

Miss Linnie Peed, grade 2.

Miss Susie L. Hunt, grade 2.

Miss Nona L. Morton, grade 2.

C. F. Cunningham, grade 2.

W. E. Gilbert, grade 2.

W. M. Henderson, grade 2.

Miss Emma Rhodes, grade 3.

Miss Minnie F. Turner, grade 3.

J. W. Warren, grade 3.


E. A. Millard, grade 1.

R. O. Stearns, grade 2.

Miss Lizzie Burden, grade 3.


S. A. Smith, grade 1.

R. B. Hunter, grade 1.

Miss Anna Vaught, grade 1.

Miss Emma Elliott, grade 2.

R. B. Overman, grade 2.

J. R. Smith, grade 2.




Porter Wilson, grade 1.

R. B. Corson, grade 1.


A. H. Limerick, grade 1.

Mrs. Alice G. Limerick, grade 2.

J. C. Martindale, grade 2.

J. C. Bradshaw, grade 3.


S. F. Overman, grade 1.


L. McKinlay, grade 1.

Fannie McKinlay, grade 1.

Gertrude McKinlay, grade 2.

Lilly Perrin, grade 3.

Clara V. Pierce, grade 3.

L. T. Maddux, grade 3.


Miss Lizzie Palmer, grade 2.

Miss Jennie E. Hicks, grade 2.

Miss Allie Wheeler, grade 2.

H. T. Albert, grade 2.

Jas. H. Hutchison, grade 2.

C. W. Ramage, grade 2.

J. S. Tull, grade 3.

Grant Wilkins, grade 3.

TISDALE. Mrs. E. Kephart, grade 2.

MAPLE CITY. W. E. Ketcham, grade 2.

GEUDA SPRINGS. Ida M. Hamilton, grade 2.

CLOVERDALE. Bertha Hempy, grade 3.

CEDARVALE. J. R. Marsh, grade 2.

OXFORD. Anna C. Martin, grade 2.

UDALL. Kate A. Martin, grade 3.

UDALL. Mattie L. West, grade 1.

BALTIMORE. Charles Messenger, grade 3.

GRENOLA. Lizzie Young, grade 3.



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From Walnut.

EDS. COURIER: The Democratic paper sees fit to publish a long editorial to prove that the grain producers of Cowley County are dishonest, and by implication, the dishonesty of the City Weighmaster. It seems incredible that a paper depending on the public for patronage, should accuse that public of dishonesty. But then, what will not a Democrat paper do? It is to be hoped that the City Council will continue the present incumbent as weighmaster and let the Telegram howl. The mere statement of the case will show the justness of so doing. He is a sworn officer, neither buying nor selling, and is therefore a disinterested party, and as a businessman with unquestioned integrity, stands high in public esteem.

Walnut farmers are behind with their fall work, but are up with the spirit of progress and will give a rousing majority for the Republican nominees from St. John down to Ed Bedilion. The Moss-backs are sick, oh! So sick! That transportation resolution in the Repuboican platform did it, and they see now a sure complimentary dead head pass up Salt river, to start Nov. 7th. No delay on account of the weather. FARMER.

[The article referred to was very foolish and contained nothing worthy of comment. The editor of the Telegram does not seem to be aware of the fact that Weighmaster Wilson is a sworn officer of the city and has filed a good and sufficient bond with the city in the sum of five hundred dollars to faithfully perform his duty. We do not believe the Telegram is in favor of unjust weights, and a re-establishment of the old order of thigs, its own statement to the contrary, notwithstanding. ED.]


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Creditors and all other persons interested in the above named estate are here by notified that on Tuesday, the 7th day of November, 1882, the undersigned, Assignee of said Ellen F. Stump, will make application to the District Court of Cowley County, Kansas for an order discharging him from said trust. ALBERT P. JOHNSON, Assignee. [Sept. 2, 1882.]


Winfield Courier, September 14, 1882.

J. Wade McDonald, Attorney for Plaintiff, District Court, M. L. Robinson versus



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The city schools open the 18th inst.

A. E. Baird has returned from New York.

Ben Manning returned from Colorado last week.

The Band of Hope will have a picnic in Riverside Park Saturday.

Miss Ella Kelly is spending a few weeks visiting friends in Wichita.

Miss Allie Klingman returned from her summer sojourn in the East, last week.

Quite a number of cases of malarial fever reported by physicians this week.

Hudson Bros., are all opened up in their new building, with a greatly increased stock.


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The editor is absent this week. He left for Denver a week ago Wednesday and will return Saturday.

Mr. Strahan, of New York, will soon open a notion store in his building one door south of Brown & Son=s.

Fresh Oysters and Celery every day, and all other delicacies of the season to be had at Spotswood=s.

Miss Lydia Lynn, from Nevada, Missouri, is clerking for her brother, J. B. Lynn. J. B. now has three lady clerks.

The Battery boys and the Dexter and Winfield Bands went up to Topeka on the 4:35 special train Monday morning.

DIED. Frank Hanchet, a member of the firm of Hanchet Bros., dairymen, died Tuesday morning at the dairy farm east of town.

Julius Walters, a young man working for Timme The Taylor, was fined $5 and costs last week for carrying concealed weapons.

D. F. Best has moved his stock of sewing machines and musical instruments to the Kirk, building, one door north of Lynn=s.

Mrs. Hickok left on the Santa Fe last Thursday afternoon, Sept. 7, for a few week=s visit with relatives and friends in Iowa, Missouri, and Illinois.

The Methodists held services in their large audience room Sunday. The repairs are all completed and the church now presents a very fine appearance.

On Monday morning, Sept. 18, the Winfield Select School will be opened by Miss Oldham, a graduate and former teacher of Daughters College, Kentucky.

Mr. Dillon, formerly of the firm of Beck & Dillon, photographers, was down from Wichita this week. He is now running a photograph gallery at that place.

Frank Howland has charge of the freight department at the K. C., L. & S. Depot in place of J. E. Snow, resigned. J. E. now holds forth at Earnest=s grocery.

Ladies who have succumbed to the roller skating mania which is raging in Winfield should remember that the law of gravity says all bodies unsupported fall to the ground.

Dr. Strong of Indianapolis, Indiana, a brother of S. P. Strong, has been visiting here for a week or more. He returned home by way of Topeka and stopped over to the re-union.

Ex-Commissioner Gale and wife left week before last for a visit to their old home in Michigan. They will be absent probably two months. The best wishes of a host of friends go with them.

Mr. Ira Kyger of Frankfort, Indiana, called in last week. He thinks Winfield is a Aboss@ town, and says he can see a great improvement in the city since he was here three years ago.

M. Zimmerman found a pair of pants with a watch in the pockets Monday. The owner can get them by paying for this notice and explaining how he came to lose that portion of his wearing apparel and not miss it.

James Hamill, of Dexter, was arrested on complaint of his sister-in-law, Mary O. Hamill, and tried last Friday for disturbing her peace and quiety by threatening her life. He was bound over to keep the peace.

Winfield Courier, September 14, 1882.

McClellan Klingman, a former attache of the COURIER, has been spending a few days in the city visiting old acquaintances. He still belongs to the noble band of Kansas printers, and is steadily climbing up in the profession.


Winfield Courier, September 14, 1882.

J. S. Baker=s team ran away on Main street, Tuesday, upsetting the wagon and a boy who was driving, and demolishing a delivery wagon. In turning, the brake caught in the wheel, throwing the bed up and the boy out. The team was not injured.


Winfield Courier, September 14, 1882.

Through Rev. H. A. Tucker, of Ottawa, we learn that Miss Ida McDonald has been elected Professor of Music in the Ottawa University. This is the Baptist College of Kansas, and the position is a very responsible one. She has not yet accepted, but perhaps will.


Winfield Courier, September 14, 1882.

Sheriff Shenneman left for the Cherokee Nation, Monday, with Dick Glass, the noted negro murderer and criminal. Governor St. John issued a requisition for his delivery to the Cherokee authorities. Sheriff Shenneman will secure the reward of six hundred dollars.



Winfield Courier, September 14, 1882.

We received this week the initial number of the Cambridge News, by Sherman & Hicks. It is a neat and newsy six column paper and will be of vast benefit to Cambridge in drawing immigration and extolling the merits of the town and surrounding country. It is independent in politics, but hoists the straight republican ticket.


Winfield Courier, September 14, 1882.

Last Wednesday while Mr. Holcomb=s son, aged about sixteen, was herding cattle near his father=s farm, in Pleasant Valley Township, his horse became frightened and threw him. In falling his foot caught in the stirrup and the horse stated to run, dragging him nearly a quarter of a mile, breaking his arm in two places, tearing his clothes into shreds, and lacerating his body in a frightful manner. We learn that he is still living, but there is very little hope of his recovery.


Winfield Courier, September 14, 1882.

The repairs on the interior of the Presbyterian Church are finished, and the quarterly communion services were held therein on Sunday. The walls have been papered with a new and elaborate pattern, while the window casings are painted to match. The improvement is a good one, and the Presbyterians now have as pleasant, complete, and comfortable a church as any in the state. The Methodists also held services Sunday in their newly repaired church. The change wrought is wonderful, and one viewing the inside would hardly recognize it as the barn-like structure it once was. The ceiling is on the same plan as that of the Baptist Church. The Methodists now have a church that is both an honor to themselves and a credit to the community. The two churches have spent about three thousand dollars on these improvements.


Winfield Courier, September 14, 1882.

We clip the following from the proceedings of the Common Council of the City of Topeka: AAn ordinance appropriating money for the maintainance of a free public library for the period of one year from the 1st day of September, 1882, was presented and referred to the committee on public library.@

Cannot the Common Council of Winfield take pattern after our Topeka friends and give the public library a life. Every taxpayer in the city will consider it a good investment. At any rate give us a ACommittee on Public Library.@ That don=t cost anything.


Winfield Courier, September 14, 1882.

At the regular July meeting of the Library Association the following ladies were elected as directors for the year ending 1883: Mrs. J. S. Mann, Mrs. A. T. Spotswood, Mrs. D. L. Kretsinger, Mrs. D. C. Beach, Mrs. J. Currns, Mrs. M. L. Jewell, Mrs. A. L. Scheffhausen, Mrs. Fahnestock, Mrs. Albro, and Miss Alice Dunham.

MRS. E. T. TRIMBLE, Secretary.


Winfield Courier, September 14, 1882.

The work on Bliss and Wood=s mill is progressing finely. The walls of the mill have been torn down and in their place new ones on a larger plan. The firm have secured as superintendent of the stone work the services of the veteran builder, Mr. J. W. Connor, which insures its speedy completion.


Winfield Courier, September 14, 1882.

The Reunion.

The Soldiers= Reunion and State Fair now in progress at Topeka is an immense thing. About 30,000 veterans are present, and the city is overrun with people. Cowley County contributes about four hundred to the crowd. A large number of the old soldiers spent Monday night in town and had a grand time. A large bonfire was built in the square, and the Opera House was brought into requisition. The boys spent a jolly evening as a starter.


Winfield Courier, September 14, 1882.

An Elegant Store.

On Monday evening Hudson Bros., opened up their new jewelry establishment. It made a very fine display, and is by far the finest jewelry store in any town in Kansas. They have filled their show cases with an elegant stock of jewelry and silverwareCsuch a display as has never before been seen in Winfield. It will pay anyone to call in, if only to see the store.



Winfield Courier, September 14, 1882.

Teacher Items.

At the examination of teachers in August, 78 certificates were issued, making 107 now in force in the countty. Of these 19 are first grade, 49 are second grade, and 27 are third grade. As there will be about 140 schools needing teachers this fall and winter, the supply is below the demand.

E. A. Millard has contracted for the school in district 90.

R. C. Stearns has engaged the school in district 14, Torrance.

T. J. Rude has engaged the Burden school.

S. A. Smith has contracted for the school in district 7.

Miss Anna Vaught and Miss Emma Elliott have engaged the Dexter schools.

The Arkansas City schools opened Monday of last week.

S. F. Herriott has taken the school in 68, Vernon Township.

Miss Celina Bliss will teach in 115, Pleasant Valley.

Lincoln McKinlay will teach in district 50, Vernon Township.

Miss Sadie E. Pickering will teach in 9, Pleasant Valley.

W. P. Beaumont will give his labors to 41, Pleasant Valley.

Miss Mattie L. West has engaged the Udall school.

H. T. Albert will continue his labors in Cambridge.

J. R. Marsh will teach in 66, Cedar Township.

R. B. Hunter has engaged the school in 56, Dexter Township.

Miss Lizzie Palmer goes to Summit, 105, this fall.

Miss Emma Gridley will teach in 27, Ninnescah.

Ansel Gridley, Sr., will teach in 57, Windsor.

Miss Lizzie Gridley has contracted to teach the school in 124, Walnut.

D. T. Crotsley has engaged the school in district 21, Walnut.

James H. Hutchison has the school in 30, Silver Creek.

D. W. Ramage has the school in 39, Tisdale.


Winfield Courier, September 14, 1882.

The Markets.

The prices today (Wednesday) on wheat range from 60 to 67 cents. Corn brings 30 cents; oats, 20 cents; potatoes, 75 cents to $1.00; apples, $1.00; tomatoes, 65 cents; chickens, $2.25 to $2.75 per dozen; cabbage, 2-1/2 cents per lb.; butter, choice, 25 cents; eggs, 15 cents per dozen.


Winfield Courier, September 14, 1882.

Horticultural Meeting.

Special meeting of the Society held at the Courthouse in Winfield, on Saturday, Sept. 9th, 1882. Present: J. F. Martin, President; G. W. Robertson, Treasurer; the Secretary being absent, T. A. Blanchard was elected Secretary pro tem.

Mr. Blanchard, the committee appointed at last meeting to solicitt subscriptions for the purpose of defraying expense in making collections of horticultural products for display at state and county fair, reported $17.00 collected and $3.00 subscribed and not yet paid, and upon motion of S. E. Berger, was directed to turn the same over to the Treasurer. The committee was then discharged.

Dr. Marsh made a partial report of the committee on fruit collection, and was requested to prepare a full report for publication, which he consented to do.

The committee appointed at last meeting to take charge of our fruit display at the State Fair, was directed to preserve and return the same for display at our county fair. Messrs. Berger, Brown, and Williams were appointed a committee to take charge of all fruit on the table not needed for the State fair, and preserve the same for exhibition at the county fair.

Mr. Hogue exhibited a seedling apple grown by J. W. Curfamn, which is said to possess excellent keeping qualities, and is of fine flavor. There were displayed on the table three watermelons by Mr. N. T. Snyder, weighing respectfully 50, 52, and 53-1/2 pounds; also some mammoth onions, all of which were kindly donated for display at the State fair.

Society adjourned to meet at the COURIER office next Saturday.

T. A. BLANCHARD, Secretary Pro Tem.



Winfield Courier, September 14, 1882.


W. H. Colegate Arrested and Confesses to Burning Bliss & Wood=s Mill.

He Does it for ASpite@ and to Cover up Peculations.

Our city was thrown into a fever of excitement Friday by the report that W. H. Colegate had made a confession of burning Bliss & Wood=s Mill. The report proved to be true, and Colegate is now in jail in default of $5,000 bail. The arrest was made Saturday morning by Sheriff Shenneman on a warrant sworn out by J. J. Merrick.

W. H. Colegate is a young man, about thirty-two years of age, and the only son of J. B. Colegate, an eminent banker and capitalist of New York, whose wealth is placed at seven millions of dollars. Young Colegate was sent away from home to school at the age of ten and has never returned. He was furnished all the money he wanted, and naturally acquired fast habits and fast companions, and attracted the moths and butterflies of society which so readily flock to the glitter of gold, regardless of surrounding circumstances, and only eager to see who can first get their wings singed. These were ever with him and around him, applauding his follies and flattering his vanity until he became a ruined man, with ideas of life distorted and mind and body rendered totally unfit for a battle with the realities of every day existence.

Then came a rupture with the father, whose stern New England character could neither palliate nor defend the excess of his boy, and he was cast off to return no more to the parental roof, and placed on an allowance that while to many would have been princely to him was barely enough to keep the wolf from the door.

Then he drifted to Winfield and kind friends here who thought that, if given a chance, he might yet prove himself a man, secured him a position as bookkeeper in Bliss & Wood=s mill. All went along smoothly, he seemed to take hold with a will, and his employers placed one trust after another in his hands until he had the complete handling of all the funds of the mill. There the trouble appears to have commenced. He began to let his books fall behind, and when the firm demanded a statement of the business and an invoice of stock, he delayed it from time to time, offering as an excuse that he had more than he could do and was unable to catch up. Still the firm had no suspicions of any crookedness.

On Friday before the mill was burned, they put Mr. J. C. Curry in the office to assist Colegate with the books. This seemed to flustrate him somewhat, but things went along pleasantly until Saturday, when a check was found which did not correspond with the stub by $15. The explanation of this was not satisfactory and the firm began to suspect that everything was not right and resolved to investigate the books thoroughly.

Colegate seemed to be aware of this and it worried him. After supper Saturday evening, he went back to the mill alone and worked at the books until eleven o=clock, trying to fix them up in some shape. This he found he could not do, and, putting the books in the safe, he locked it, went out and locked the door and went homeCbut not to sleep.

The matter weighed on his mind, and as he thought of it from every standpoint and the fear of discovery preyed upon him, a sudden idea seized him and he said to himself, AI=ll burn the thing, and hide all traces of it.@ He got up, went to the mill, unlocked the safe, took out the tell-tale books, tore them apart, piled them on the floor, went to the oil tank in the engine room, drew a lot of the oil, and returning with it, poured it over the books on the floor, lit a match, touched it to the pile, went out, locked the door and ran up the hill, the red glare of the burning books in the office lighting his way. Going up the hill, in his hurry and fright, he dropped a package of his own private papers that he had taken from the safe. A gold pen and large inkstand he carried on home with him. Soon the cry of AFire!@ was sounded and he ran down to the mill in his shirt sleeves, and for three long hours watched the demon that he had unchained lick up the property of his employers and benefactors, and the institution that afforded him the first day=s wages he had ever earned, go up in smoke, fired by his own hand.

What his thoughts must have been while he stood there and watched the flames as they crackled and hissed and in demoniac fury seemed to be reaching out toward him as if to point him out to the multitude, is more than we can imagine. The sight was appalling to the stoutest heart, and how much more terrible must it have been to him who had, by betraying a trust, swept away the results of years of toil and care to his employers, brought disgrace upon his family and friends, and dire calamity upon himself.

It is difficult, and indeed impossible, to assign a sensible reason for Colegate destroying the property. He says himself that he had overdrawn perhaps seventy-five dollars. Mr. Wood says this shortage could not have been more than $150. He received from the east $75 per month and earned a salary of $50. While here he did not drink or gamble, and lived within his income. What time he did not spend at the mill was spent at home with his family. The only logical conclusion is that he committed the deed in a fit of frenzy at the possibility of being discharged, and while smarting under an imaginary wrong. Again it is possible that he tried to fix up the small amount which he says he had taken from the firm=s money, and got the books in such bad shape that he had to destroy them to prevent the knowledge that they had been tampered with.



Sunday morning our reporter visited Mr. Colegate in his cell at the jail, and had a long talk with him about the matter. He admitted to the reporter the fact of having been the cause of the fire, but asserted that he had no intention of destroying the mill. He said he felt that Webber, the head miller, and Curry were his bitter enemies, and were doing everything they could to get him discharged; that as soon as the other man was put in with him, he felt that he would be discharged, and in a fit of rage and frenzy made up his mind that no other persons should ever handle those books, went to the mill, took them out, dragged in a large piece of sheet iron, piled them up on it, set fire to the pile, and went home.

During the recital of his story, Colegate seemed much affected, and asked several times what was the least and the greatest penalty that could be inflicted upon him. He said he did not care so much for himself, but it would be a terrible blow to his wife and family. His wife is a daughter of J. F. McMullen and a niece of Col. J. C. McMullen, and he has one child. Col. McMullen was doing all he could for him, and was the means of securing him the position with Messrs. Bliss & Wood. The Colonel=s faith in humanity is sorely shaken by this occurrence.

If J. B. Colegate is the benevolent gentleman he has credit for being, he will refund to Messrs. Bliss & Wood the money they have lost through his son=s depravity. He can do so without feeling it, and he spends more in benevolent and charitable enterprises every year than it would take to make Bliss & Wood whole.


Winfield Courier, September 14, 1882.

Our Library.

EDS. COURIER: The article in your last issue with relation to our Library association was timely and deserves the careful consideration of all who are interested in the intellectual welfare of our city. The ladies of the Library association have done a noble work in pioneering the way to further advancement. The most difficult part of the work of such an enterprise lies in starting it rightly and this the ladies have accomplished. The Library is an established fact. The reading room and facilities for using the Library remains yet to be acquired, and it now rests with the citizens of Winfield to say whethere these shall be added and the Library become one of the permanent institutions of the city or whether the efforts put forth by the ladies in the past shall prove abortive and of no avail.

I would not decry or disparage a single effort put forth for the building up of our town, in the creation of manufacturing interests here, the Creamery, the Glucose works, the Pottery, the canning establishment, and other enterprises of a similar character that are projected and worthy the helping hand of all of our citizens that they may become a part of our growth as a city. But these are not all. We need to beautify our homes and cultivate shade and ornamental trees to the end that we may attract the attention of the passing stranger and induce him to locate with us. We must open up avenues to intellectual culture that we may draw to us those whose tastes and habits incline in that direction. And above all these, while we are adding to our material and financial growth and prosperity, we must not forget that there is a mental problem which if we withhold from our children and young men and women, will be supplied by grosser food to their and our incalculable injury.

I am glad there is a feeling again stirring in the minds of our citizens upon this question of a Library and free reading room. I trust that we will give it lodgement in our minds and be prepared to encourage any tangible effort that may be put forth to make it a permanent success. B.


Winfield Courier, September 14, 1882.





On the beautiful grounds leased by the Association adjoining the city of Winfield on the North, and will


The officers of the Association are doing all in their power to make the Fair an honor to the county and confidently expect the citizens of the county will take such an interest in seconding their efforts so as to make the coming Fair a pride to the banner county of the State.



Come one, come all, come everybody, and compete for the premiums, and you all will receive a warm welcome.

T. A. BLANCHARD, Secretary. W. A. TIPTON, President.


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This collective term used above will not be charged against E. Youngheim as vanity if they would go and see for themselvesCthe general and thorough enlargement of his stock. There is not a single branch in his assortment that has not got a new feature to be shown calculated to prove of value to the trade in Young Men=s, Boys, and Children=s line. The attractions offered must be seen in order to be appreciated.

HATS AND CAPS, The largest and most beautiful line ever shown.

GENT=S FURNISHINGS, This department grows in favor as gentlemen come to learn the variety and goods he keeps. He keeps everything worn by Men and Boys, because he intends that his shall be a complete

CLOTHING HOUSE, where entire outfits of male attire can be obtained. By all means see


Of Mammoth Clothing House,





Winfield Courier, September 14, 1882.

AD. Thou wear a lion=s hide; doff it! For shame, And hang a calf=s skin on those recreant limbs! SHAKESPEAR.

500 PAIRS WOMEN=S Genuine Pebble Goat BUTTON SHOES AT $2.00 A PAIR.

This is a handsome, nice-fitting shoe, with silk-worked button holes, and is the best in America for the priceCand don=t you forget it! If you need a pair of shoes do not delay, as this is a great bargin and the shoes will not last many days. Call and take a look at our Fall and Winter Goods.



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South Main Street, Winfield, Kansas.


Winfield Courier, September 14, 1882.


Is in full blast, ready to do all kinds of work very cheap for cash. Bring on your Reapers and Mowers and get them repaired, as harvest will soon be here and you will want them in good order to do good work. Come, try me; ask my prices and be satisfied. I make repairing of all kinds a specialty. You will find me at Stout=s old stand, Ninth Avenue, east of Millington street. JOHN EASTON.


Winfield Courier, September 14, 1882.

AD. REMEMBER THAT AT THE HARDWARE STORE OF HENDRICKS & WILSON You can get anything in the way of HARDWARE, STOVES, TINWARE, AND NAILS. Main Street, South of 10th Avenue.