Winfield Courier, September 21, 1882.

Horticultural Matters.

MR. EDITOR: Being appointed to report the display of fruits made at the Courthouse, from which to make selections for the State Fair, it would be desirable to give the names of all the contributors; but being appointed at a late hour, and many who contributed brought their fruit and told some member who forgot to properly label (trusting to memory), and thus the name of the donor was lost, I am unable to do so. We desire to give credit to all; yet if, under the circumstances, we should fail, we hope there will be no hard feelings; for, Mr. Editor, if you had seen the deluge of fine fruit and the crowd of visitors, you would certainly commend us for the work we accomplished as a society. I must be content to present the names of those who brought their offerings to the Courthouse, as far as I was able to obtain them, with the name of each variety of fruit (and it will be needless for me to say there were no inferior specimens) and present the reports of special committees as far as they have been handed in.

Mr. Henry Hawkins and Mr. Taylor, who were to visit the northwest part of the county, brought a fine collection, but failed to report.

Mrs. C. H. Phenix brought Grimes= Golden, McAfee=s Nonsuch, Willow Twig, Maiden Blush; Fall Wine, Missouri Pippin, Sops of Wine, Sweet Pear, Wine Sap, Cannous Pear, Maine and Kentucky red apples.

J. W. Brown: Morris White Peaches.

Wm. Butterfield, Silverdale, brought Ben Davis, Wine Sap, White Pippin, and Rome Beauty apples.

D. C. Bellville brought some fine Blue Victor and White Star potatoes. These were not strictly horticultural specimens, but were very fine.

N. T. Snyder brought in two Gipsey watermelons, weighing 53 and 50 pounds respectively, and one Cuban Queen weighing 52-1/2 pounds. These melons were raised by Mr. Dalzell, near Arkansas City.

Mr. Snyder also brought some very large Giant Roeca and Red Tripoli onions and some early Ohio potatoes. The society sent them to the State Fair.

Mr. R. J. Hogue reports some very fine seedling apples raised by J. W. Curfman, from seed of the Rambo variety, with the Pound Pippin. These apples show a cross of the two varieties, and promise to be very productive, and a valuable acquisition to our list of apples. So mote it be.

J. J. Arnold contributed fine Missouri Pippins, Grimes= Golden, West field, Seek No Further, Willow Twig, Lawrence, Janet, Dominic, and Fall Wine apples.

Mr. Arnold richly deserves warm words of commendation for what he has done to make fruit growing a success in Cowley County; but I must hasten and say:

T. Perry furnished American Russets, Ortley, and Willow Twig.

L. H. Jennings, Wine Sap (very large), Winter Pennock, Willow Twig, Pennsylvania Red Streak and Buckingham.

Wm. Craig, Hunttsman=s Favorite and Danver=s Winter Sweet.

John Ross, Clyde Beauty and Munson=s Sweet.

Mr. Walker, Yellow Bellflower, Rambo, and Fall Wine.

While I have specially commended some, yet all the orchards named above are in high cultivation, and much taste and care has been bestowed, or such results could not obtained.

I would not close this report without returning my thanks to Messrs. Weekly, Ferguson, and others who had not time or inclination to pilot me through the jungle that they call an orchard; but as I was not looking for water-sprouts or big weeds, I should have undoubtedly been lost, and so I appreciate muchly their kind consideration, and further deponent saith not. R. J. HOGUE.


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GENTLEMEN: In makingg my report to this society I would be glad to give in detail somewhat of a description of the condition of the orchards I visited; but this report should not be of sufficient extent to embrace so much. I will say, however, that the orchard of

W. D. Roberts was literally loaded with the finest fruit. I obtained very fine specimens of Hubbardson=s Nonsuch, Maiden=s Blush, Pennsylvania Red Streak, Limber Twig, and Willow Twig apples. He had many other varieties in full bearing; but not desiring to get all the varieties from one orchard, I then visited Mr. L. E. Gilleland, two miles northwest of Winfield, where I found the finest apples I ever saw; and I do not say this to depreciate in any sense the productions of other orchards. Mr. Gilleland has earned the success he has attained, and well deserves it. One variety of apples (Gloria Mundi) produced single specimens that weighed one and one-fourth pounds, and measured sixteen inches around. I also got fine samples of Ben Davis, Wagner, Grindstone, Kansas Keeper, McAfee=s Nonsuch, and Willow Twig.

From J. C. Roberts: Northern Spy, Rambo, Janet, Yellow Bellflower, Little Romanite, and Maiden=s Blush apples and very fine Bartlett pears.

From C. H. Roberts: Hay=s Winter Wine, Willow Twig, and Wine Sap apples.

From G. W. Prather: splendid specimens of R. J. Greenings and Pennsylvania Red Streak apples. If I had space I could not speak too highly of Mr. Prather=s orchard, or his interest in fruit growing.

Adam Sipa donated some beautiful Bellflower, Lawver, and Rambo apples.



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SIR: In executing your commision, which I received too late to enable me to visit many orchards, and thus make a respectable report of the condition of fruit growing in the southeast part of the county.

Uriah Spray has a good orchard, well kept, and from him I obtained beautiful specimens of Pennock, Ben Davis, Janet, and one unknown, apples.

T. C. Bird has an orchard that is a credit to the county, a good selection of fruit, trees healthy and kept in fine growing condition, and the fruit extra large. He presented me samples of Dominic, Yellow Bellflower, Fall Janet, Clyde Beauty, and Munson=s Sweet.

R. L. Marshall has a young orchard in extra fine condition, and in a few years will be among the best in the county. I got some fine Missouri Pippins.

Mr. Adams, north of Arkansas City, has an orchard so well known that I only need say it will rank well with the best in any country. He gave me some Wine Sap, Limber Twig, Ben Davis, Rawle=s Janet, Fall Wine, and Munson=s Sweet apples.

From E. P. Rume, whose orchard is in superb condition, I got some very fine Ben Davis apples.

I also obtained very superior speciments of Ben Davis apples of J. Bonsall, of Arkansas City.

There are many fine orchards in this part of the county, and the time is not far off when the energy and skill displayed in fruit culture will be liberally rewarded.

L. E. MAXWELL, Committee.


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GENTLEMEN: Your committee, appointed to collect fruits for display at the State Fair from the southwest part of the countty, reports that he visited the orchard of Capt. Frank Lowry, of West Bolton. He has a large young orchard just coming into bearing, from which I selected the following apples: Milam, Missouri Pippin, and one unknown.

I visited several other orchards, but found nothing of note until I came to W. F. Dickenson, in East Bolton, who has the finest and best kept orchard I have seen in the countty. Here I obtained specimens that I feel confident cannot be excelled in tthe State of the following named apples: Northern Spy, Milam, Rambo, Missouri Pippin, Vandever, Jonathan, Roman Stem, Unknown, Dominic, Kentucky Red, Wagner, and Clyde Beauty; also some fine specimens of Heath=s Cling and Late Crawford peaches.

From the orchard of J. H. Watts, of Beaver, I obtained fine specimens of Dominic, Janet, Orttey, Wine Sap, and McAfee=s Nonsuch apples.

From Isaac Beach, of Beaver, who has an excellent old orrchard in full bearing, very fine samples of Maiden=s Blush, Rrome Beauty, Pennsylvania Red Streak, Missouri Pippin, Yellow Bellflower, Buckingham, Kansas Keeper, Dominic, and one unknown, apples, and one Duchess pear.

Many orchards are sadly neglected, and the owners of such are sure that fruit raising in Kansas is a failure; but care and attention will bring as good returns in fruit growing in Cowley County, as has so often been demonstrated, as in any other place on this green earth.

Respectfully submitted. H. W. MARSH.


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A sight of Mount Shasta in the distance satisfied us, after having tasted twenty miles of stage ride over rough, dangerous roads, mounted upon the very tops, which were reserved seats forr ladies, the inside of the coach being filled with Chinamen and express matter. A night passed upon the top of a stage coach, behind six spirited horses, even with a careful driver, was not to be thought of; besides, those who were supposed to know, told us there was nothing to see but the same mountains which had been our companions for days; hence, in consideration of fifteen cents a mile penalty, we decided to retrace our steps and seek the coast as soon as possible, to escape the extreme heat.

Only for this attempted trip, we might have returned to our home, reiterating the assertions of tongue and pen, which for years have been so busy in landing this land of gold and paradisal climate. This is the first place I have seen where it seemed feasible for white folks to live. The eastern and northern part of the State, although having been settled over thirty years, gives no evidence of thrift, taste, or refinement; and how can it when Asaloon@ is over every other door, and boys are waiting with a pack of cards in their hands, and a cigar in ttheir mouth, at a billiard table, for their fellows to join them. The thought of irrigating even a flower-bed, or a patch of grass in front of their houses, which look ready to fall down over their heads, has apparently never occurred to them.

We think Kansas is drouthy, but if you could see the only trees which can be made to grow here, viz., the locut and the native live oak, so covered with dust and parched with thirst, you would thank your stars that your lot had been cast in a pleasant place. I believe we have seen the worst part of California, and at the most unfavorable time of the year; but I am told that no rain falls for seven months.

One redeeming feature is the immensity of the wheat crop. All along the line of railroad thousands of sacks of wheat, each holding about two bushels (or as many hundred as may be, for they don=t talk about bushels here), are piled up ready for shipment. No fear of rain; and it is a curiosity indeed. General Bidwell, of this place, has a wheat ranch of 30,000 acres. Another has 17,000, and so on. Mr. Stanford has a 14,000 acre alfalfa ranch; another man has an old vineyard of 400 acres, a new one of 600 acres, and is going to plant 400 acres more this fall, making ttwice as large a vineyard as any in the world. This pretty place claims 7,000 inhabitants; has water-works, public spirit, and a wilderness of tall trees; and on Sunday morning last a fire burned the Chico Hotel, two dwellings, and Armory Hall to the ground.

Yesterdy I had the honor of being invited to dine at General Bidwells, and passed three hours most agreeably in general conversation with host and hostess. This morning, at eight o=clock, Mrs. Bidwell came to give me a drive around their grounds. It is impossible to give your readers any just conception of the vastness of his productions. His mansion is most magnificent, curtained around by stately trees, underneath which is an endless variety of shrubs and flowers. Within sight and hearing is a natural creek, along whose banks English walnuts, almonds, chestnuts, and native varieties grow luxuriantly. For miles we rode past apple, peach, plum, prune, fig, and pear orchards, besides all sorts of small fruit and varieties of grapes without end. The General is too conscientious to make wine, so he disposes of them fresh, for home consumption and shipping. He fattens cattle, hogs, and sheep, has a canning factory, owns a flouring mill and a church; in short, he has at one time and another, owned all Chico during his thirty-two years of residence. We were three hours constant driving, without going over the same road twice.

If all California people are as generous, unselfish, and hospitable as the General and his wife, my trip will be dotted with many a bright spot to refer to in years to come, when I sit alone in any quiet home, and weave memory and hope together. From here we go to Sacramento, and from there somewhere else. We float with the tide.

Respectfully, H. P. MANSFIELD.



Winfield Courier, September 21, 1882.

AD. FALL CAMPAIGN. First Shot at Young Men=s Suits.

We are opening up the handsomest line, by a large majority, of Young Men=s Dress Suits and Business suits yet seen, and several cases yet to hear from. In cut style and make up, we distance all competitors and fully 10 PERCENT LOWER than any yet offered. With many young men the question of clothes is an important one. They must dress as well as their neighbors, and like to dress even better, and to do so by a small investment is an absorbing consideration. The problem is solved by visiting our OUTFITTING ESTABLISHMENT, WHERE THE Latest Styles, Choicest Patterns, and the Newest Goods are Found made up in a manner to gratify the most fastidious. If you wish to do yourself justice, do not settle the clothing question or invest one single cent in this line until you see our


Double and Single-Breasted Sack Suits.

Square Corner and Cut-a-way Suits in great variety.

Frock SuitsCshort and long skirt.

English Walking Suits.

London Cutt-a-ways.

Box Suits.

Prince Albert and Chesterfield.

In fact, everything in vogue and that will be worn for the season of 1882-3. Parents will remember when thinkng of AFitting Out the Boys for School,@ that we carry a complete line of School Suits, Hats and Boots, as well as everything else needed by the little fellows to keep them comfortable for the winter.


and you are invited to inspect it. You will be waited upon by gentlemanly salesmen who will not force you to buy, but simply show you the goods, allowing you to be the judge. Hoping to see you soon, and with thanks for the very liberal patronage of the past year,

I remain, Yours truly,


Outfitter for all Mankind.

Corner Main Street and Tenth Avenue.


Winfield Courier, September 21, 1882.

AD. M. HAHN & CO.,

Are receiving a very large stock of Fall and Winter Goods, and are too busy unpacking to get up an advertisement, but will tell the people next week what they have got and how they will sell it. Look out for their new advertisement!



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Monday night of last week two men boarded, north of Vinita, Indian Territory, the Missouri Pacific train going north, and meeting Conductor Warner on the forward platform of the forward passenger car, presented revolvers and ordered him to hold up his hands, which he did. Rice, a route agent sitting just inside the car, fired at one of the robbers, and the other shot the conductor in the face, causing him to fall off the train. The man who shot the conductor was immediately riddled with bullets by Rice and others. The other robber was secured the conductor was picked up, and the train moved away. It was found that other robbers were to help in going through the train, but they seemed to conclude that discretion was better than valor. The conductor was badly wounded and hurt by his fall, but it is hoped that he will recover.


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A.T. & S. F. ROAD.

This road is the best conducted road that we know of anywhere. The Acannon ball@ train, though running from Kansas City to Denver, 900 miles in 26 hours, moves as smoothly and safely as any of the slower trains on other roads, and one has the sense of exhilaration and pleasure as he glides over the plains without a jar. It is indeed a luxury to slide down from Denver to Newton in 19-12 hours, during which you have plenty of time to eat at the well-spread tables of Fred Harvey=s eating houses, and to sleep in the finest palace sleeping cars. The train men are gentlemanly and accommodating and every attention is paid, and any required information given.

The Denver & Rio Grande railroad is the great Colorado institution and is the best conducted of all the narrow gauge roads. Happy is the Colorado traveler who takes passage on this road to Denver, to Durango, to Silverton, or to Leadville, It passes through and over the most stupendous and beautiful scenery in nature, and the tourist for pleasure or on business should not fail to avail himself of this road.



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Last Saturday evening the editor returned from a ten days tramp in Colorado and will here make some notes of his observations during that time.


We observed that as we went west from Newton, the crops, vegetation, and grasses, so heavy and magnificent here, slowly dwindled in size as we approached the mountains, but that they were unusually good all the way. We should say that in Colorado there was twice as much grass, corn, and other vegetation as we had ever seen there before. The wheat crop was just harvested and some of it in the stack; the oats were nearly harvested; and corn was just in the stage of roasting ears. Altogether we never saw Colorado look so bright and lovely as now.


There are not half as many men in the mining regions this year as in former years, but the output of the precious metal may be as great as any former year. Heretofore there have been large numbers in the mines prospecting, testing leads, stocking mines, and speculating; but these are nearly all gone, leaving a great many abandoned mines, buildings, mills, machinery, and even towns; but the paying mines are all being worked much better than ever before.


This city is growing rapidly and is fast becoming a business center. The smelting and reduction works are doing a large business and train loads of ores are being daily brought in for reduction. But the great industry of the place is the steel works. This is a very extensive manufctory of steel rails for railroads and employs 1,500 men. The buildings and machinery are on the most magnificent scale and it is one of the grandest sights imaginable to overlook in the evening some fifty fiery furnaces, hundreds of chunks of red and white hot steel passing backward and forward through the rolling mills and finally sent off in red steel rails. Dante=s Inferno could not have equaled such a sight. The iron ore is brought into the works by train loads as well as the coal which is coked at the works.

Warren Gillelan, formerly of Winfield, keeps the best hotel in Pueblo, the Victoria, not far from the Union Depot, South Pueblo. He and his estimable lady are in much better health than formerly and he appears to be making money.

Several persons, Aformerly of Winfield,@ accosted us in the streets and among them, young Charley Stevens. His father is at work in the steel works and with his family lives on the bluff south of town.


This town was once a city of twelve to fifteen thousand, but now has no more than three or four thousand. The tramps, prospectors, and speculators are all gone and those left are industrious and in legitimate business. Frank Baldwin and his family live there and he is making money. He is deservedly respected and honored and his many friends here will be highly gratified that he is appreciated there. He is nominated by the Republicans of Custer County for the State legislature and will be elected without doubt. He is a hard worker and looks a little thin, but his health is far better than when here.


Denver is a great, a wonderful city. To a tenderfoot it is difficult to explain why Denver continues to grow so rapidly and increase in its business and he is ready to predict that it has reached its climax and will soon be on the decline; but such predictions have been made every year for the last fifteen years and no symptoms of decline yet. On the conttrary, it is growing more rapidly this year than ever before. Though it has an almost countless number of large, beautiful, and costly buildings, yet very many more are being built this year and there is demand for all of them.


The grand display of the mineral, agricultural, and mechanical products of every state and territory west of the Mississippi was much the finest and most beautiful display we ever saw. The high merits of the display were largely enhanced by the beauty and taste of the arrangements, the Exposition building was large and magnificent, with plenty of room so that there was no crowd or jam; the weather ws cool and pleasant, and everything was delightful and enjoyable.

We met in Denver, the Hon. Geo. A. Crawford, late of Fort Scott and one of the noblest men of Kansas. He ws looking wonderfully rugged and healthy for him, and is now making money in the Gunnison country in Colorado. There are few men whose prosperity is more gratifying to us than that of Geo. A. Crawford.

We met J. W. Hamilton, the man who was to build our Parsons narrow gauge, who helped build the K. C., L. & S. K. Railroad, and who was later accused of stealing the Denver and Rio Grande road. He said he was engaged in mining.


We met Miss Grace Scoville there also. She was the guest of one of her school girl friends, having lately arrived from her home in Durango. She expected to arrive in Winfield this week on a visit.

We met in the Exposition building, Mrs. Geo. W. Raymond of this place. She was looking well and expected to return home next week.

We had a pleasant visit with Mrs. Ruble and family, relations of our wife, finding them healthy, happy, and prosperous.


Among the great establishments in Denver, and in many respects the very greatest, is the mercantile house of Daniels & Fisher. The building, owned by W. B. Daniels, the senior partner, is 75 by 125 feet, and five stories, all fully occupied with dry goods and every variety of rich and beautiful dress goods, trimmings, laces, dresses, cloaks, carpets, house trimmings, and everything found in the greatest houses of the kind in the eastern cities. It is the most extensive house of the kind west of Chicago. Bullene Moores & Emorry of Kansas City may carry as many goods in bulk, but in richness and value the stock of Daniels & Fisher is ahead. The many families of millionaires and bonanza kings who live in Denver create a demand for rich and beautiful goods not inferior to New York itself and Daniels & Fisher are supplying this demand. The dresses, cloaks, and many other articles are made in the building and the house employs over 200 persons in the details of its business. We feel an interest in this house, for this same W. B. Daniels was our business partner in Leavenworth during the war. In 1865 when the prices of goods were tumbling, he concluded to move his stock to Denver and urged us to go with him and continue the partnership. We well knew that he was one of the most sagacious businessmen we ever saw, but we could not see the propriety of going to Denver; so we divided the stock of goods, Daniels took his to Denver; we kept ours at Leavenworth awhile and then moved to St. Louis. The result is that Daniels has sunk so low as to possess his millions, while we have risen to the rank and fortune of a Kansas editor. Daniels has been a clear headed, hard working man all his life, has attended personally to the details of his enormous business; and, thought but two years our junior in age, is now as vigorous and young as ever, and enjoys his business with all the enthusiasm of a school girl. He is indeed one of the most remarkable men of the whole country; civalric, generous, honorable, and affable; no other man in the wide world has our admiration, respect, and affection more fully than W. B. Daniels. May he live and preserve his present youthfulness a thousand years.


This city has improved some in the last two years and the trees which beautify the streets are larger. The principal improvement of this year is one of the grandest hotels of the west. Here we found Mrs. J. Wade McDonald, who was living with her son on Cascade Avenue. We think she has now moved to Manitou and is boarding with a pleasant family. Mrs. McDonald is evidently improving in health and feels strong hopes that she will recover.

At Manitou we found Mrs. Manning. She looked a little as though she had done too much work (she was never satisfied unless she was at work), but she is much healthier than when she left. She has built a good cottage, convenient for two families, and keeps boarders. She is having a prosperous business and is somewhat reviving from the effect of the sorrows of the past. Her two little girls are bright and happy and she lives for them.


The weather in Colorado was cool and pleasant, in strong contrast to what it was here and in Topeka. We tried the top of Pike=s Peak and found it a little too cool up there.


Winfield Courier, September 21, 1882.


The war in Egypt is ended, at least it is so supposed. Last week the British made an early march from camp one morning and nearly surrounded the Egyptian fortifications and army and made a furious attack before daylight. Arabi was taken by surprise and his army was routed and fortifications taken in less than twenty minutes. The British army of about 15,000 lost about 200 in killed and wounded. The Egyptian army lost in killed about 2,000, in prisoners about 3,000, and lost all their artillery, ammunition, and camp equipage and most of their arms. Arabi escaped temporarily and the remnants of his great army fled into the desert. Since then Arabi has been captured and his troops have been coming in and surrendering in squads and droves. The English have things about their own way and Gen. Wolsely [?THINK SPELLING WRONG?] is about as famous now as Wellington was after Waterloo.


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Winfield Courier, September 21, 1882.

Cowley at the Reunion.

EDS. COURIER: You have been very liberal in the use of the columns of your paper to the Old Veterans of Cowley Countty, and in their behalf we sincerely thank you while we ask the further indulgence, that we may tell the veterans and citizens who did not go, what we saw, and the part we took in the grandest reunion of veterans since the war.

On Monday, September 11th, we began to assemble in Winfield, and by Monday night over 200 old soldiers were on Main Street around a large camp fire, with drums and fife, singing and cheering as only soldiers can.

Adjourning to the Opera House we had music, dancing, songs, and speaking until near midnight, when we separated to meet at the A. T. & S. F. Depot at 5 o=clock a.m. The trip was pleasant until we reached Newton, when we were put on emigrant cars, and we can truly say we never had as disagreeable a ride on a railroad before. The cars were crowded, sultry, and dirty, and with the hot wind and blinding dust, will not soon be forgotten.

We arrived in Topeka about 4 o=clock p.m., Tuesday, reached camp Douthitt at 5 p.m., reported to our division commander, Gen. Millard, and by 6 o=clock the Cowley County Veterans had 30 large hospital tents pitched with plenty of straw for bedding. Soon rations were drawn, and after sunset, around our camp fires we drank our coffee and ate our meat, beans, and hard-tack as in days of yore. One of my old company who camped with his wife on the ground assigned to Cowley County vets, the beardless youth of 20 years ago, was bearded and gray headed now, and although we fought and marched together four years, his face was unknown, but his voice was the same and our greeting with eyes swimming in tears was such as never will be forgotten. You don=t know what it is to meet an old comrade, unless you have experienced it. Tuesday night we fought our battles o=er, told our jokes, and sang our songs, and all through the night rang out that old familiar inquiry, AOh! Joe, here=s your mule.@

Wednesday morning before the sun rose every old veteran was on the alert to find his old companion in arms. Around the headquarters of each state, the veterans thronged. How earnestly each face was scanned for some familiar feature. There are few better maskers than Old Time when you give him twenty years to get up his costume. I will tell you how we beat Old Time and found our friends. The soldiers of each state marched to the parade grounds, and forming a hollow square, called the number of each regiment. As the number of the regiment was called, the soldiers of that regiment would step inside, greet, and pass outside the square. Empty sleeves, wooden legs, maimed bodies, and scarred faces made our eyes swim in tears, but the joy of meeting those with whom we battled for four years will never be forgotten.

And now permit me to write of Cowley County. We were honored by being made the 1st veteran regiment, and while it took often 3 or 4 other counties to make a regiment, Cowley was a grand one of over 300 veterans by herself. The officers of the regiment, Lieut. Col. Vanorsdal, Maj. McDorman, and Capts. Magrady, McGuire, White, Weimer, Jackson, and Adjutant Wells, as well as the Lieutenants and Sergeants, added another honor to the laurels. They won battle fields by their conduct at the reunion. They performed their whole duty and did it well.

To the veterans of Cowley County I wan to say that I never saw heroes bear themselves more proudly. I did not see or hear of a rude action or an intoxicated veteran from Cowley County. The banner county for prohibition in Kansas, was the banner county for deportment at the reunion.

The 2nd Brigade of the 3rd Division, which I had the honor to command, was the largest brigade in the grand parade on Friday; and to my staff, Col. Billows and Col. Boyden,

A. A. G. of Butler, Col. T. N. King and Maj. Hilliard of Chautauqua, I want to express my thanks for their valuable services. To the drum corps of little boys from Wichita, we will say that they marched and played like veterans and the 2nd Brigade was proud of them.

The Com. of 38 at Topeka did a grand work and fulfilled every promise they made to the old vets. to the letter, and when Cowley County was called upon to contribute for the beautiful sword presented to Maj. Anderson, Chairman of the Committee, they responded liberally.

Now, Mr. Editor, we want you to put the next clause of this letter in capitals. It will be the battle cry of the old soldiers throughout Kansas.


We must and will hold our reunions as soldiers= reunions, managed and controlled by soldiers. We want it where there is shade and running water; we want it at a time of year when it will be cool and pleasant, and not interfere with sowing wheat and other farm work.

All this must be done and much more, and the army of 30,000 veterans at this reunion will be recruited to 50,000 or 60,000, if it is done.

I can=t tell of the grand speeches around our camp fires, and close my letter with a sentiment every old veteran will endorse: AI have no honor and never expect none in this world of which I can be as proud as that of battling for the old flag.@



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Winfield Courier, September 21, 1882.

AD. AGAIN THE DOGS OF WAR ARE LOOSE And while the Arabs of the East are murdering humans in cold blood, we will devote our talents to the more human business of simply SLAUGHTERING PRICES!

We do this knowingly and willfully because the people demand it, and the way we buy our goods justifies it. You can=t be disappointed in our stock of FALL AND WINTER GOODS. It=s immense! Every department full to overflowing, and so nicely selected that the most fastidious will be unable to find fault with the qualitty of the goods or the inducements we are offering. It will be to your detriment if you fail to see us. We are


IN DRESS GOODS, DRESS TRIMMINGS, SILKS, SATINS, VELVETS, LACES, EMBROIDERIES, AND HOSIERY, In fact, everything belonging to a first-class dry goods establishment. We certainly have a royal line of goods at


We are agents for Foster=s Kid Gloves and Mme. Demorest PatternsCthe only reliable pattern in use. Call and get a Fashion Book free.


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Take in the County Fair.

Continual dry weather is killing the grass.

Winfield has one of the best high schools in the state.

You may now kill prairie chickens according to law.

Mrs. James McKeever and Miss Ella Reed, of Harper, have been visiting with Mr. and Mrs. Henry Noble during the past week.

C. E. Metzger brings us the first large beet of the season. It weighs eight and a half pounds, and almost fills a peck measure.

The bountiful rain of Monday night was most acceptable. We needed it badly. Wheat seeding is now going forward rapidly.

TIMME THE TAILOR has effected arrangements by which his customers can make their selection from a $50,000 stock of piece goods.

Mrs. W. R. McDonald is enjoying a visit from her sister, Miss Minnie Ingram, of Cameron, West Virginia. She will spend several weeks in our city.

The teachers of the Northwest Association District will meet at Valley Center schoolhouse on Friday evening, October 6th. L. McKINLAY, Secretary.

Mr. Andrews, of Zenia, Ohio, has been spending a week with his friend, Rev. P. F. Jones. He is very favorably impressed with Kansas and Cowley County.

It is lamentable that Cowley don=t care whether her wonderful resources are known to the world or not. She might have easily carried off the honors at Topeka, but she didn=t try.

We were misled last week, and since our last issue we learn that Mr. Wilson of the city scales is under $500 bonds and also under oath for the faithful performance of his duty. Telegram.

Reno County carried off the first premium for agricultural display at the State Fair, and Sumner County the second. Cowley, whose products would have beaten them all, got ____?


Mr. T. A. Gilliland is the purchaser of the Barney Shriver farm near Dexter. The folks were in town Monday purchasing a wagon load of supplies. They will engage in the stock business.

A disturbance occurred Monday between Ansel Gridley, Jr., and Mr. Hodges, the Ninth Avenue grocer, over some rent, in which they came to blows, with no serious results except a bloody nose.

DIED. Mr. Maher, father of Dan Maher and for years a resident of this county, died Tuesday morning. Mr. Maher was a kind and considerate gentleman and leaves many friends, and a family which is an honor to his name.

The Fair opens today (Thursday) and continues over Saturday. The display will be well worth the attention of every citizen. The grounds are pleasant, shady, free from dust, and furnished with an abundance of pure water.

Now is the time for the farmers to get out their big ears of corn. P. H. Albright & Co., offer one cent a grain for the ear with the largest number of grains brought in by Nov. 1st. The COURIER has entered an ear grown by L. J. Darnell which carries 1,296 grains.

Winfield Courier, September 21, 1882.


Mrs. Mansfield gives our readers a further description of her western rambles in another letter on first page. She is a very interesting writer, and from her letters one can get an excellent idea of that mountainous and romantic country. Her trip seems to be proving very enjoyable.


Winfield Courier, September 21, 1882.

MARRIED. Married, at the residence of Mr. George Stewart in Vernon Township, September 16, 1882, by Rev. J. H. Snyder, Henry O. Woolley and Miss Sarah B. Stewart. We thought Oscar seemed wonderfully elated, and this announcement explains it all. The COURIER wishes the young couple a happy, prosperous life.



Winfield Courier, September 21, 1882.

During the week we have received several fine specimens of corn. Some large yellow dent from R. G. Joy of Dexter, ears over 13 inches in length, and very fine. Mr. J. D. Drummond also left with us some very fine specimens. Cowley County could have taken first premium at Topeka easily.


Winfield Courier, September 21, 1882.

A great many entries have been made for the Fair and it promises to be a success. A large number of stalls and pens have been erected, the grove trimmed up, new wells dug, and the race track put in good order. A large Floral Hall has been built, and a building for the exhibition of fruits and agricultural products is about up.


Winfield Courier, September 21, 1882.

A petition was circulated and numerously signed on Monday asking the city to appropriate $25 per month toward sustaining a public library, the subscribers agreeing to see that an equal amount was raised by private subscription. The library question is solved and it will hereafter be a permanent and valuable institution.


Winfield Courier, September 21, 1882.

Hon. Matthew Grant Jones, of Kentucky, gave us a call last Monday, being introduced by Hon. T. H. Soward. He is the father of Masonry in Kentucky, and is probably as famous as any other man in Kentucky. He is making his first visit to this section and is highly pleased with it. He will canvass for the ALife of Longfellow,@ one of the best books written.


Winfield Courier, September 21, 1882.

A small one story house in the north part of town was struck by lightning Monday night and the whole end torn out of it. There were ten persons in the house at the time, and three or four children were sleeping near the door, which was torn off its hinges and dropped on them without injuryCto the children. The older folks were stunned, but no one was hurt. It was a miraculous escape.


Winfield Courier, September 21, 1882.

The lecture of Hon. Schuyler Colfax on AOur Martyred Presidents,@ at the Baptist Church last Wednesday evening was a highly interesting one, and was attended by a large number of our people. He handled his subject in a manner that elicited much favorable comment from the audience, though some complained of his poor enunciation. Incidents were recited of the life of Abraham Lincoln that would touch the heart of any American citizen. He compared the lives of Lincoln and Garfield very strikingly, and introduced many new illustrations of their sterling worth, purity of character, and executive abilities. Mr. Colfax held his audience spell-bound for an hour and thirty minutes. Those who failed to hear him missed a rare treat. Winfield=s male quartette (Messrs. Buckman, Blair, Snow, and Bowles) furnished some appropriate and beautiful music.


Winfield Courier, September 21, 1882.

The first schoolhouse built in Cowley County was at Arkansas City, District 2, in 1871. District 9, in Pleasant Valley Township, was the second district in the county to erect a schoolhouse. It is called AExcelsior,@ and was built in March, 1872. Dexter school, district 15, built in 1872; also district 8 and 42. In 1873 schoolhouses sprang up like jimpson weeds all over the county, and now we have one hundred and forty good, comfortable schoolhouses, well furnished and equipped with every appliance. Cowley=s free schools are her greatest glory, and jealously and carefully should their interests be guarded.


Winfield Courier, September 21, 1882.

Henthorn & Bro., sold one of the best stock farms in Cowley County this week, J. C. McMullen ofWinfield being the purchaser. It is composed of an even section of land, and includes the Daggett farm of 160 acres on Timber Creek, and 480 acres of grazing land on the prairie adjoining on the north. Col. McMullen will enclose the three quarters of grazing land with a wire fence. He has 125 acres of choice, first bottom land, on which to raise his grain, which always yields large returns. The Col. Has one of the finest stock farms in this country, and got it at a bargain. Burden Enterprise.


Winfield Courier, September 21, 1882.

The privy vault at the Brettun House has completely ruined all the wells in the immediate vicinity. This is a matter that should be carefully looked after by our citizens. If the vaults are too deep or closer than seventy feet from a well, the water becomes impure. We are afraid the school boards have not carefully considered this matter in the location of the wells and out-houses on the school grounds. It would have been safer to have placed them on the side of the building away from the out-houses, although they are now over a hundred feet from the vaults.




Winfield Courier, September 21, 1882.

DIED. We are pained to chronicle the death of Mrs. Emma D. Fuller, wife of Neil O. Fuller, which occurred Friday, Sept. 15th. Mrs. Fuller was twenty-seven years old and a native of New York. She was married to Neil O. Fuller in 1874, and is the mother of two children. The remains were carried to Waterloo, Iowa, for interment. Mrs. Fuller was a kind, gentle, sympathetic companion, an active member of the Methodist Church, and an earnest worker in the Sunday school. She is mourned by many friends.


Winfield Courier, September 21, 1882.

Mrs. Prudence Kinne, of Table Grove, Illinois, mother of E. P. Kinne, our Ex-Register of deeds, is visiting her granddaughter, Mrs. Ed. P. Greer, this week. She was one of the early pioneers in Illinois, knows something of frontier life, and is surprised at the rapid advancement of our country in comparison with the early days of Illinois. Railroads make a wonderful difference in the development of a new countryCand we had many of the Illinois folks to help us along.


Winfield Courier, September 21, 1882.

The COURIER Cornet Band met Monday evening for the first time under the new management. The remaining members of the old Winfield Band and all but two of the new band have consolidated, making a very strong band of thirteen pieces. Mr. Geo. H. Crippen was elected Musical Director; Geo. H. Buckman, President; Addison Brown, Secretary; and Chas. Dever, Treasurer.


Winfield Courier, September 21, 1882.

Sheriff Shenneman captured another horse thief Monday. He was an old, inoffensive looking fellow, but Shenneman soon made up his mind that he had stolen the horse he was riding and arrested him on suspicion. Tuesday evening the sheriff of Labette County appeared on the scene and took him back. He had stolen the horse from that county.


Winfield Courier, September 21, 1882.

Mr. O. O. Comstock, of Galesburg, Illinois, made us a pleasant call last Tuesday. He is in the Real Estate business and has a keen eye to the improvements and capabilities of a country. He was so pleased with the county and city that we shall not be surprised if he should return and make his permanent residence here.


Winfield Courier, September 21, 1882.

Mr. M. L. Robinson has purchased a new phaeton, built a new iron fence around his residence, treated his family steed to a new set of harness, and shows reckless extravagance in the recent purchase of a new black necktie. We always supposed M. L. would try to live within his income.




Winfield Courier, September 21, 1882.

Miss Grace Scoville arrived from Colorado last Monday and will remain several weeks as the guest of Miss Kate Millington. She will meet a host of old friends and acquiaintances, who will be delighted with her visit.


Winfield Courier, September 21, 1882.

Messrs. McDonald & Walton have been receiving and opening their large stock of fall and winter goods this week. They have an excellent stock and are pleasant and accommodating gentlemen to deal with.


Winfield Courier, September 21, 1882.

Judge J. Wade McDonald left for Colorado Tuesday. He has been called there to defend a murderer. The reputation of our attorney is far reaching.


Winfield Courier, September 21, 1882.

Dentistry reduced to half price at Dr. Van Doren=s. Full set teeth, only $6.00. Full set best, rubber, $8.00.


Winfield Courier, September 21, 1882.

Six stone masons and two stone cutters wanted immediately. Apply to Henry W. Brofft, Burden, Kansas.


Winfield Courier, September 21, 1882.


Glass, the Noted Desperado, Escapes from Sheriffs Shenneman and Thralls.

Last week as Sheriff Shenneman and Joe Thralls, Sheriff of Sumner County, were taking Dick Glass through the Territory, overland to the Cherokee Nation, he jumped from the wagon and escaped. It was their third night out, and just as they drove up to a ranch to put up, Glass sprang from the wagon and rushed for a thick patch of underbrush near the road. It was about nine o=clock and very dark. The prisoner was shackled hand and foot and, as the sheriffs thought, perfectly secure. He was sitting between them, and his actions were so quick that he was two rods away before they got their revolvers on him. They fired twice each, but failed to bring him down; and notthing more was heard of him. He left a part of the shackles in the wagon and an examination showed that he had filed them nearly in two between the jams before leaving the jail, and had, by rubbing his feet together, broken them apart. It was also found upon examination that Quarles and Van Meter, the two in jail here now, also had their shackels filed and the three were to have made a grand rush for liberty on the self-same night that Glass was taken away. Glass has accomplished a feat that few men would care to attempt. The chances were desperate, but the man was equal to the attempt, and escaped from two of the shrewdest and bravest officers in this or any other state. Sheriff Shenneman feels badly over losing the prisoner and the six hundred dollar reward which he was to get.


Winfield Courier, September 21, 1882.


The editor of this paper desires to employ a good looking and accomplished young lady to entertain his family, consisting of only three or four persons, with music, reading, conversation, cooking, and general housework. She will be treated like an empress and paid liberally. If the duties are more than she desires to undertake, we are willing to omit any except the two last mentioned. It will be a position as honorable as that of a Duchess and probably as easy and pleasant. Now don=t all speak at once, but apply at the COURIER office as soon as you can.


Winfield Courier, September 21, 1882.

The Markets.

Wheat brings at best 71-1/2 cents. Many sales are being made today as low as 68 cents. In Kansas City No. 2 was quoted yesterday at 80-1/2. Corn went up today (Wednesday) to 40 cents. Potatoes are going up and are worth today 85 cents. Butter brings 25 cents and eggs 15. Oats bring 27-1/2 cents. [Gave wheat receipts for the past week by Weighmaster Wilson....have been skipping this...very hard to read.] Total shows 6,006 bushels. This is about 1,200 bushels less than the receipts for last week. Farmers seem little inclined to sell their wheat for less than 75 cents, at the lowest.


Winfield Courier, September 21, 1882.

A gentleman who has recently lost his wife wishes to find homes for his two little girls, aged 9 months and five years respectively. Any information desired will be furnished by

T. S. Green. Acron [?? Akron??] post office.


Winfield Courier, September 21, 1882.

Slates, Ink, Pencils, at Goldsmith=s Book Store.


Winfield Courier, September 21, 1882.



AIn the midst of life, we are in death.@ This thought is only too sadly realized daily, by sorrowing ones as they gather around the death-bed of a loved one.

It is thus, that I am pained to chronicle the departure to his long home, of one of our best citizens, Mr. Frank Hanchett. His being called away so unexpectedly, has cast a gloom over his many friends. He was loved for his many virtues; which shone forth in the daily walks of his life like a ray of sunlight, brightening and cheering all around him. He was a most excellent cittizen, a loving brother, a devoted husband, and an affectionate father. He leaves a wife and one son to grieve and mourn over his untimely end, who feel his loss deeply, and who sadly miss his daily acts of kindness, his gentle voice so often heard in loving words, and the pleasant smile ever ready to greet them. May the AFather of the widow and the orphan@ kindly shield them from the cruel blunts of an every day existence, and may the dear little one so early called upon to stand in the dreaded presence of the AFell Destroyer,@ and the sadly bereaved widow left so suddenly to grope with life=s vicissitudes alone, remember that,

There is no flock however watched and tended,

But one dead lamb is there!

There is no fireside how=soe=er defended,

But has one vacant chair.



Winfield Courier, September 21, 1882.

Council Proceedings.


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

The reading of the minutes of previous meeting was postponed until next meeting.

Petition of W. C. Robinson and 73 others, asking that the sum of $25 per month be appropriated for the support of a free Reading Room, was read and on motion was laid over until the next meeting.

The City Attorney stated that ordinances already in force provided for the appointment of an assistant Marshal at a salary of $1.25 per day. By consent the matter of the appointment of an assistant Marshal was referred to the Mayor with authority to make such appointment whenever in his judgment such an officer shall be needed.

Reports of Police Judge for August, and of City Treasurer for months ending July 15th, August 15th, and September 15th, and of City Clerk for quarter ending September 15th, 1882, were read and referred to Finance Committee.

Bill of Wm. Warren for street crossing and culverts, $14.60, was allowed and ordered paid.

On motion Council adjourned.

M. G. TROUP, Mayor.

Attest: DAVID C. BEACH, City Clerk.


Winfield Courier, September 21, 1882.

New Salem Proceedings.

EDS. COURIER: The day=s work is ended and nature seems calling us to rest. The sun obeys and silently sinks to repose, but in vain Morpheus, tries to weve his spell about us, we yield not to his embrace.

AAll is action, all is motion

In this mighty world of ours.@

Salem is not listless and idle whatever her faults may be; but quite a number are seeking rest or recreation at present by running off from work a few days and seeing some of the sights at the State Fair and also strolling through the lively city, our capital. I know not how many have gone but Mrs. J. J. Johnson, Messrs. McMillen and Edward Christopher; while Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Hoyland left their small family orphans, and are visiting friends in Valley Falls, Cherryvale, and Parsons, also attending the Fair and reunion, killing several birds with one stone. Olivia is happier in the old home nest, and if time seems long and the days are sad or dreary, no one knows it.

W. B. Hoyland had a little social party on Thursday evening. Swinging, singing, eating melons and apples, and sweetening up on candy was the main part of the programe. When most of the guests were assembled, there was quite a commotion by the unexpected arrival of Mr. S. A. Chapell. The harty hand shakes he received will be proof positive that he is a welcome Salemite.

Dr. Irwin has several fever patients at Floral. At last accounts they were mending.

Mrs. C. Miller has gone back to Indiana to her girlhood home. She intended to go before long but was called suddenly to see her father as he was dangerously ill. May her visit not be one of sorrow is the wish of her many friends.

Mrs. J. S. Baker has returned from her recent visit to Missouri.

Some of the farmers are putting in their wheat.

AThe diamond stars are in the sky,

The night wind breathes its plaintiff sigh;

Yet still I lingerCloth to write

The simple parting-wordCGood-night.@

Sept. 16, 1882. OLIVIA.


Winfield Courier, September 21, 1882.

Winfield Post No. 85 G. A. R.

This post will meet in Winfield on Saturday afternoon Sept. 30th at 1 o=clock p.m. We want every old veteran in Cowley County to join a post. Come Saturday Sept. 30th and we will muster you into this Grand Army. All members of the post are ordered to be prompt.

By order T. H. SOWARD, Post Commander.


Winfield Courier, September 21, 1882.

Horticultural Meeting.

SATURDAY, Sept. 16th, 1882.

In absence of secretary, S. H. Jennings was elected pro tem.

The first thing was a verbal report from R. I. Hogue from State Fair, which was very satisfactory and interesting.

The committee on fruits at State Fair reported a shortage in their funds amounting to $1.25, and direction given for secretary to give order on treasurer for same to Mr. R. I. Hogue.

Same committee that had charge of fruit at State Fair is to have charge of fruit at County Fair.

A fine branch of apples, AKing of Tompkins County,@ was displayed by R. F. Bailey, of Rock Township. Also by same a fine branch of Rambos. Also a nice collection of peaches by H. E. Silliman named Heath Seedling Cling, which usually reproduces same as planted; cause of this, the bloom usually fertilizes before the petals open.

Society adjourned to meet at the fruit table at County Fair on next Saturday at 1 o=clock p.m.

Winfield Courier, September 21, 1882.

From the Cambridge News.

P. H. Albright, of Winfield, was in town Friday and made the News a call.

Miss Ella Bosley is the name of the Cowley County novelist who is writing a serial for the COURIER under the title of AAmbition Crowned.@

Report says that the Torrance school is still without a teacher, and may be left vacant during the coming term, unless the school officers see quickly to their interest. According to Prof. Story=s report during the teachers= institute at Winfield, some of the schools of the county may be without teachers, unless there be an accession to the list already examined.

S. M. Fall has been harveting a crop of millet this week for the seed, which for abundance in growth, exceeds the tall stories heretofore told of Kansas productions. It required ten hands to bind after the machine, and he will probably realize $40 per acre from the seed. Mr. Fall believes there is more profit in raising millet than wheat.


Winfield Courier, September 21, 1882.

From Rev. Cairns in Europe.


DEAR COURIER: We left Stockton Tuesday, where the first railroad was operated between Stockton and Darlington. In 1825 the first locomotive motion engine ever built is to be seen at Darlington. It is a decidedly crude looking affair.

Lucifer matches were first invented here. You can get four good sized boxes for one penny (two cents).

We left London on the 22nd, and in a little over five hours reached here, a distance of 250 miles, through a very fine country. On every hand the reapers were busy gathering in the harvest. The reaping machines are far behind ours; they are more like what we used years ago.

But we observe all through Scotland and England a very great improvement in the circumstances of the laboring classes. They are much better paid, have better houses to live in, and are as a rule loyal to their Queen and government, including the Egyptian War, and with all the emigration the population is increasing.

The family is not unpopular here as it is with us. It is an honored institution, hence divorce is scarcely known and church and state feel their force, as the late B. Taylor observed that wherever Athe English government ruled, you would find good roads and orderly society.@

The city of London is a little world within itself, the population is 4-1/2 millions, and increasing quite rapidly. The facilities for visiting its various parts are very good, it is a perfect network of railroads, either over or under. In one part of the city you are above the houses, while in other parts, especially in the old city propery, you are underground. Street cars (or Trams, as they are called) with omnibuses and carriages of every kind and quality perambulate the streets by night and day. Money will take you anywhere or secure you anything that nature, art, or science can furnish, from the frigid to the torrid zone. All pay homage to the city of cities. We have visited her various places of public interest, and they are neither few nor small. In the two houses of parliament elegance, taste, beauty, and convenience are combined. The Throne sparkles with its golden surroundings, but the seats for their Lordships do not compare with those of our Senate chamber. They must sit on long benches, with their side to the presiding officer, without any opportunities of writing, etc.

Just opposite this magnificent building stands the far-famed Westminister Abbey, where since the 12th century, all the kings and queens of England have beewn crowned, and where repose the ashes of most of them, together with distinguished statesmen, warriors, historians, Poets, and Philosophers. This Abbey was first built in the sixth century, but was destroyed. The present edifice was built in 1502, during the reign of Henry the 7th. Its general measure-ment inside is, length from east to west, 375 feet; breadth from north to south, 200 feet; depth of Nave and aisles, 75 feet; height from pavement to inner roof, 101 feet; height to roof of the lantom, 140 feet. Much might be written about this great old Abbey, but it must be seen to be appreciated. We must reserve to other letters our visit to St. Pauls, The Tower, Hampton Court, Crystal Palace, and other places of interest. J. C.


Winfield Courier, September 21, 1882.

MR. EDITOR: Some fellow whose name Alooks like me@ keeps publishing tht he won=t pay his wife=s debts. Please say that my wife and I have no trouble except on wash days and when we count the babies and likelihoods. Friends are making inquiry about this Willis M. Lee matter. WILLIAM A. LEE.


Winfield Courier, September 21, 1882.

For Sale: 125 thorough-bred merino bucks. Selections from this flock were made last year by some of the very best sheep men in the county, the result perfectly satisfactory to them. Parties wishing this class of stock will be referred to them for reference.

Inquire of F. H. Conkright, 3 miles southeast of Winfield, or to the Winfield Bank.


Winfield Courier, September 21, 1882.

Hudson Bros., are now in their new brick building. They have the largest and best selected stock of watches, clocks, silverware, and jewelry in Southern Kansas, and are selling at bed-rock prices. Don=t fil to call on them for anything wanted in this line.


Winfield Courier, September 21, 1882.

For Sale: 1,000 first class graded Merino sheep, and 100 pure bred Merino ramsCmostly registered in the Vermont Sheep Breeders= Association. Also four thoroughbred young Jersey bulls, from as good milking stock as there is in the United States.


Four miles east of Winfield.


Winfield Courier, September 28, 1882.


The Republicans of this county and Senatorial district will receive the announcement that W. P. Hackney has resigned the office of State Senator with regret, if not with indignation, and it is due them to state the causes which has led to this step. When he became a candidate two years ago, and when he was elected, he was the law partner of Hon. J. Wade McDonald, and the firm was doig a large and highly remunerative business. When one of the partners was absent, the other attended fully to the business, and the firm had money and was in easy and opulent circumstances. Either of the partners could well afford to spend some time and money in politics, and Mr. Hackney could well afford to serve his county in the Senate, though it was at a considerable pecuniary and business sacrifice. He was ambitious of the distinction which his talents would bring him in the Senate, and could well afford to be a candidate. He made a splendid canvass, and was elected by a majority which under the circumstances was highly flattering. He was elected on the issues of two years ago with a special view to his services in the legislature of 1881. In that session he nobly redeemed every pledge he had made to his constituents, and the record he made is one of the most brilliant of that able Senate. No Senator did more for his district and state.

Like many others, during the mining craze in the Western mountains of the last two years, he invested large sums of money in Colorado mines, and now he finds that these sums of money have gone Awhere the woodbine twineth,@ along with similar sums invested by a thousand other ambitious men. These losses, together with the heavy expenses attending his sojourn in Colorado on account of the health of his wife, and on account of his two canvasses of 1880 and 1882, have so absorbed his means that he finds himself in debt, with no means to extricate himself except by the sale of property which he needs and ought to keep, or by his earnings in his law practice. He deems it his first duty to pay his debts and to secure his family from want in case of accident or his death.

The dissolution of the law firm of Hackney & McDonald leaves him alone, and makes it necessary that he should attend strictly to his law business all the time, without interruption, in order to secure and retain the business that would surely come to him if his clients were to depend upon him to attend to the law to the exclusion of politics and legislation. There is no way in which he could take clients and do justice to them and yet be abent in the legislature the two most important months of the year. He could not possibly train an assistant so that he would fill the bill in the three or four months preceding the legislative session, and if he could, his clients would not be satisfied without his able personal services and attention in every stage of their cases. Much as he regrets to quit the field of his fame, imperative duty to his creditors and family demand that he should resign his seat in the Senate and attend strictly to his law business. Two years ago he could well afford to be a Senator. Now he feels that he cannot, and he has the courage and nerve to resign the temptting allurement and go sturdily to work in the true way to repair his fortunes.

The announcement of his determination to resign struck us like a bomb shell, and we felt determined it should not be, but when he explained the whole thing to us, we could not help but honor and admire him for his course.


Winfield Courier, September 28, 1882.



We stop the press to announce to our readers that Senator Hackney will withdraw his resignation and serve his term out. The Governor refused to accept his resignation and urged him by all the motives of patriotism to Astand by the old ship,@ every Republican he has met has urged him to withdraw his resignation in such warm, almost indignant terms, as to show that it was felt to be a great worn to his party and county if he resigned. Some in the liquor interest began to crow and insinuate that he was afraid of them. The urgency was so great that he concluded to stick to it at whatever costs, and will redouble his exertions to save his business, do justice to his clients, and do his duty in the Senate. He will do it, too.


Winfield Courier, September 28, 1882.

A SUCCESS. The Bismarck fair was a financial success, the receipts being sufficient to pay all premiums and expenses.


Winfield Courier, September 28, 1882.


The Topeka State Fair officers sold 100,000 tickets of admission, issued 4,000 complimentaries, and admitted 24,000 veterans free, paid all expenses and premiums, and have over $5,000 left to apply on improvements.

The A. T. & S. F. took out from Topeka between 1 and 5 a.m., last Saturday, 110 passenger coaches filled to overflowing 10,000 people. No accident occurred to any of the enormous number of passengers it transported during the state fair week.

The Presbyterian synod of Kansas will hold its next session in the city of Ottawa, beginning Thursday, October 5th, and continuing over Sunday. During that time there will be a large attendance of ministers from this state and the Indian Territory, and many distinguished men from the east.


Winfield Courier, September 28, 1882.

Judge Torrance spent Sunday at home.

Silk Plush in all shades at M. Hahn & Co.=s.

It looks very much as if it would be ASenator Michell.@

Notice the ad. Of Mrs. M. E. Moir, dealer in hair goods.

That Hunter=s Green cashimere at M. Hahn & Co.=s is a beauty.

The County Commissioners meet next Monday in regular session.

W. W. Limbocker sold five young hogs in Winfield Tuesday for $117.

Our new county treasurer, Mr. Stone, takes possession of his office Oct. 9th.

The skating rink still continues to be the headquarters for fun loving folks.

A full line of lined Laffette silk gloves of a new design at M. Hahn & Co.=s.

Ed. P. Greer was drawn on the grand jury for the United States court to be held in Leavenworth.

About five hundred over-coats for men, boys, and children opened this week at the Bee Hive.

Last week the S. F. R. R. delivered to the Bee Hive Store the largest stock of clothing ever brought to Winfield.

Fred Williams= thorough-bred short horn bull attracted universal attention at the fair. He was a magnificent animal.

Winfield Courier, September 28, 1882.


DIED. We regret to learn of the death of Mrs. W. B. Norman, which occurred at her home in Maple Township last week.

DIED/BIRTH. John Nichols lost one of his children last Monday by malarial fever. ON the same day his wife gave birth to a fine boy.

The Presbyterian pulpit was filled Sunday morning by Dr. C. H. Ramond of Indianapolis. He delivered a very able sermon.

J. W. Moore of Otto, in this county is one of the men who saw the comet before or at sunrise Monday morning of last week.

TIMME THE TAILOR has effected arrangements by which his customers can make their selection from a $50,000 stock of piece goods.

Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Bryan went up to Emporia Wednesday to visit for a week and attend the State Missionary Meeting of the Christian Church.

We received a pleasant call Saturday from Mr. Theodore Wright, one of Pleasant Valley=s most substantial young men and energetic farmers.

W. P. Hackney has purchased the lot next to Judge McDonald=s, and on Tuesday pulled down the old blacksmith ship preparatory to erecting an office.

C. M. Scott=s sheep ranch in Bolton Township was set on fire last week by a boy sixteen years old, who afterwards confessed it. Damage to the extent of $300 was done.

W. W. Painter of Vernon Township has been bringing in some fine looking, large sweet potatoes for sale. We hooked one off his load yesterday which weighed three pounds.

J. L. Hodges, the 9th Avenue grocer, recently purchased the R. H. True prroperty on East 9th Avenue. Mrs. True will soon join her husband in Florida, their future home.

Col. J. C. McMullen accompanied his mother to Kansas City Monday, where she will visit with her daughter, Mrs. E. P. Kinne. The Colonel will take in the fair during his stay.

We received a welcome line from our friend, Ed. M. Osborn, who is back again at his labors in the Custom House, New York. Ed. Will likely spend next summer with us.

For Sale by J. A. Earnest, one House and Lot and one Parlor and Bedroom set of Furniture. Inquire at one door north of Myton=s Hardware Store J. A. EARNEST.

The AStates Attorney Comedy Company,@ John Dillon=s famous troupe, appear here Oct. 5thCnext Thursday evening. This is the opening entertainment of the season, and it is a first class one.

Mr. Isaac Wood, of Vernon Township, exhibited the finest lot of hogs at the fair. He has been breeding fine hogs for several years, and now has a herd of sixty-five which he has imported from different states.

T. A. Blanchard, Secretary of the Fair Association, was taken quite ill Sunday with billious fever, and his duties in settling up the premiums and awards of the fair have devolved upon the secretary pro tem, Ed. P. Greer.

Mr. S. H. Wilson from Kansas City, of the House of Clark & Maldanner, has located his family in Winfield, which will be his headquarters hereafter. He is an old acquaintance of Mr. N. A. Haight, our County Surveyor.


Winfield Courier, September 28, 1882.


Mr. J. W. Snyder of Peoria County, Illinois, father of Rev. J. H. Snyder, came in Saturday evening and will visit among friends here for several weeks. Mr. Snyder is as hale and hearty as his son, and enjoys our Kansas breezes immensely.

Hinson Evans wishes his paper sent to Mulvane. Where has Hinson Evans been getting his paper? It would take us many hours of careful searching to look through the two hundred and forty post offices on our list to find where he has been getting mail.

Mrs. J. J. Johnson took the first premium on bread and butter at the fair last week. This only convinces us more strongly than ever that Mr. Johnson makes a mistake in running for the legislature. If we were in his boots, we wouldn=t run for anything but meals.

One George Broughton writes: APlease stop my paper as I don=t want it any longer.@ We will cheerfully heed George=s request if he will furnish us with the name of his post office, and pay up his arrearages, if any. We don=t know where to find him without his P. O. Address.


Winfield Courier, September 28, 1882.

A happy crowd of very little folks met as per invitation at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Buckman Wednesday afternoon, to celebrate the third birthday of little Miss Stella Buckman. It was one of the few real jolly parties that have been held this season. The ceremony of introduction was dispensed with and each one present seemed imbued with unusual conversational power. In the matter of real, solid enjoyment, it was the model party of the age. Little Miss Stella was the recipient of many beautiful presents from her youthful friends. Those present were Misses Flora Moorehouse, Maud Miller, Mamie Pryor, Margie Pryor, Gracie Garey, Edna Glass, Inez Crippen, Blanche Troup, Nellie Harden, June and Bessie Schofield, and Mattie Marshall. Our future statesmen were represented by Masters Willie Nixon, Edgar Powers, Johnnie Crippen, Willie Troup, Ralph Brown, Eddie Greer, Harvey Harden, Baron Bahntge, Roy Robinson, Robbie Platter, and Royal Carver. As this was the first event in the social life of the little ones, it will be remembered with much pleasure.



Winfield Courier, September 28, 1882.

The Winfield Dramatic Club was organized at the Telegram office last Wednesday evening, D. L. Kretsinger, President; Will Robinson, Vice-president; Charlie Bahntge, Secretary; Richard M. Bowles, Stage Manager; and Will Wilson, Treasurer. The membership was limited to twenty and all admissions must be by unanimous vote. The charter members are A. T. Spotswood, W. C. Robinson, D. L. Kretsinger, W. J. Wilson, Sam E. Davis, L. D. Zenor, R. M. Bowles, C. F. Bahntge, L. H. Webb, Henry Goldsmith, E. E. Thorpe, and Ed. P. Greer.




Winfield Courier, September 28, 1882.

We received a call from Mr. C. E. Lobdell, a bright young attorney of El Dorado, last Monday. Mr. Lobdell and the writer came to Kansas at a very early period in their career, and were so well pleased with it that they concluded to stay. They were born in the ATerritory of Kansas,@ and are rather proud of the fact. If there are any other natives of the ATerritory of Kansas@ around in this vicinity, we would like to hear from them. Let=s have an AAssociation.@


Winfield Courier, September 28, 1882.

The Burden depot burned last Thursday morning at three o=clock, destroying it completely, together with four cars of corn belonging to Allen Johnson. There was no fire in or about the depot, and it was evidently the work of an incendiary. Allen Johnson had his cars billed and turned them over to the company, so it is probable te loss will not fall on him. The Burden people will suffer much unless the depot is rebuilt immediately.


Winfield Courier, September 28, 1882.


EDS. COURIER: Robert Poisal, a half breed Arrapahoe Indian, was shot and killed by an Indian as he was returning from Pottawatomie County to Cheyenne Agency, on the 18th. Poisal was a well known, honorable stock man, and our cattle men offer $200 reward for the arrest of the murderer. C. M. [HAS TO BE C. M. SCOTT.]


Winfield Courier, September 28, 1882.

Rev. Platter of Winfield was up on Monday and Tuesday. Mr. Platter is an earnest worker in his chosen calling, and outside of that he is a public spirited and useful citizen. He uses his ample means in furthering all good enterprises. He takes an active interest in all business enterprises. His investments in this city identify him with us. Wichita Beacon.


Winfield Courier, September 28, 1882.

Mr. Geo. L. Page, of Salina, is now in our city. It is his purpose to canvass this city and county for Johnson=s Cyclopaedia. We have ordered a set for this office, and would advise all professional men, those having families to educate, and all wanting a good library for reference, to examine the work. It is undoubtedly the best general cyclopaedia published.


Winfield Courier, September 28, 1882.

Editor of Courier.

DEAR SIR: Will you pllease correct the mistake made in the last issue of your paper? I am still a candidate for the office of Supt. Of Pub. Inst. Very respectfully,

Winfield, Kansas, Sept. 22, 1882. NELLIE M. ALDRICH.


Winfield Courier, September 28, 1882.

Mr. D. Elliott of Dexter returned from Colorado with his family last Thursday, where he had been spending five months. His family return rugged and healthy and he is very much improved, but is still rather feeble. He will remain in Winfield a few weeks and perhaps all winter. He was scarcely able to move last spring.


Winfield Courier, September 28, 1882.

We had the pleasure of meeting Mr. O. P. Ergenbright, correspondent of the Kansas City Journal, who spent a day here during our fair. He is a very clever and agreeable gentleman and one of the best correspondents on the road. The Journal always is fortunate in the selection of its correspondents.


Winfield Courier, September 28, 1882.

Capt. T. B. Myers returned from Colorado while we were absent, and we did not find it out for a week. He looks as rugged and healthy as a Ute and says he had a grand time climbing mountains and smashing around generally, but has enough of Colorado until next year.


Winfield Courier, September 28, 1882.

J. W. Bair of Floral brings in specimens of his syrup and sugar made from amber cane raised by him this year, which are very fine. He raised eight acres and will have a thousand gallons of syrup weighing eleven pounds to the gallon and selling readily at forty cents per gallon.


Winfield Courier, September 28, 1882.

MARRIED. T. J. Rude surprised his many friends Sunday evening by appearing at the Christian Church with Miss Mary Gentry, and they were then and there united in marriage. T. J. and his bride have both engaged the Burden school, and will double team on the young folks. We congratulate them.


Winfield Courier, September 28, 1882.

Messrs. M. L. Robinson and John W. Curns started yesterday on an excursion to Chihuahua, Mexico, and will visit various points in New Mexico and Colorado. Mr. Curns will write to the COURIER any items of interest he may pick up.


Winfield Courier, September 28, 1882.

Irving Mansfield received this week from his mother, Mrs. H. P. Mansfield, who is visiting in California, a box of choice California figs. The writer sampled them and pronounces them the finest of this season.


Winfield Courier, September 28, 1882.

The Fair Association will pay their premiums in full, and as soon as the Secretary can complete the lists, each premium holder will be paid as on call.




Winfield Courier, September 28, 1882.

Mrs. H. A. Hough left for Carthage, Missouri, Monday, where she will visit friends for several weeks.


Winfield Courier, September 28, 1882.

Sarah Bernhardt gloves in undressed kids and castor at M. Hahn & Co.=s Bee Hive.


Winfield Courier, September 28, 1882.


A Complete Summary of the Premium Articles and Their Exhibitors.

A Magnificent Display.

The weather during the fair was most favorable and added much to the pleasures of the visitors. The attendance was not as large as was expected.

The first day, Thursday, was devoted to entries and but little else was done. This left but two days in which to exhibit. Had the time been set two, or even one day earlier, it would have been much better. The exhibit in every department was good. In the department for horses, mules, etc., AClass A,@ there were one hundred and fifteen entries and thirty premiums awarded as follows.

Best filley under two years, E. O. Burden 1st; O. P. Pratt, 2nd.

Best Gelding, A. T. Spotswood, 1st.

Best Stallion 4 years and over, D. P. Hurst 1st; Sol Burkhalter 2nd.

Best Stallion Colt, heavy draft, B. W. Sitters, 1st.

Best mule, 1 yr. and under 3. D. A. Byers carried off both 1st and 2nd premiums.

Best Filley, heavy draft, 1st, D. S. Sherrard.

Best Filley under 3, sweepstakes, D. S. Sherrard took both 1st and 2nd premiums with two entries. Mr. Sherrard also took a premium on his brood mare.

Mr. F. A. A. Williams carried off 2nd premium on filley and on heavy draft mare. Mr. F. Childers took sweepstakes premium on his 6 year old mare, and Isaac Wood on best pair of draft mules.

J. J. Tribbey, of Little Dutch, took 1st premium on heavy draft stallion and 2nd on stallion colt for all work.

R. B. Noble of Dexter took 2nd on his heavy draft stallion, and B. F. Childers 2nd on carriage horses.

W. D. Crawford took four 1st premiums with two entries, one class and sweepstake on his heavy draft mare, and a class and sweepstakes on one year old filley. J. D. Reda two 2nds on best colt. A. D. Crowell took 1st and sweepstakes on his carriage team. Mr. Jackson took 2nd on draft mules and S. W. Chase 2nd on carriage mules. Jas. Fahey took 2nd on his three year old stallion, and Mr. Fuller 1st. D. P. Hurst took another 1st premium on his stallion colt.


This class was well represented, there being forty-one entries, all a good grade of stock. The exhibit shows a decided advance in the quality and grade of our stock.


Messrs. Taylor and Platter exhibited some very fine stock and captured the sweepstake premium for best cow of any age. S. T. Shepherd took 1st on his 4 year old bull. N. J. Thompson of Burden carried off four 1st and two 2nd premiums, making six premiums in all on his herd of nine. R. B. Waite took 2nd on his three year old bull, and Mr. A. Hurst carried off five premiums on his herd of thoroughbreds: 1st for best bull, best bull calf, and best herd of Kansas raised cattle; also 2nd on heifer calf and cow.


There were sixteen entries annd the grades were excellent. J. A. Hood, of Seeley, took 1st on best three ewes, 1st on best fine sheep with sire, and 2nd on best three ewe lambs.

W. E. Seaman, of Red Bud, took three first premiums for best ram one year and over, best three ewe lambs, and best ram under one year.

Geo. H. Stalter, of Rock, carried off four premiums: 1st on ram lamb, pen of ewes and pen of ewe lambs, and 2nd on ram of any age.

S. Lowe took first premium on best pen of ewes, any age or breed.


In this class the exhibit was very fine and the stock shown fully up to the average at the state fair. There were thirty-eight entries, and fifteen premiums awarded as follows.

To Mr. E. R. Morse, of Maple Township, 1st premium on best lot of pigs under 6 months old, 1st premium on best lot of shoats under one year old, sweepstakes on best lot of pigs with dam, and 2nd premium on best boar under one year old.

Mr. F. W. McClellan received 1st premium on best boar over one year old. His animal was not entered for sweepstakes.

Mr. Isaac Wood, of Vernon, exhibited a fine lot of hogs and carried off seven premiums; 1st for best board under one year old, 1st for best sow over one year old, 1st for best sow under one year old, 1st for best boar, 1st for best sow, 2nd for best boar over one year old, and 2nd for best sow under one year old. He also took the sweepstakes premium for best herd of thoroughbred hogs.

Messrs. Kellogg & Co., exhibited a nice lot of pigs and carried off two premiumsC2nd on sow over one year old and 2nd on lot of pigs with dam.


There were fourteen entries in this class, and some very fine specimens were exhibited. Wm. Gryan took 1st premium on his game Bantams. Dr. C. C. Green took 2nd on his brown Leghorns. Mrs. Olds took 1st premium on her trio of Black Spanish and 2nd on Silver lace bantams. Mrs. Trezord [?Trezise???] took 1st on her white Leghorn; Mrs. Asp 1st on best trio of partridge Cochins; Prestin Dorin 1st on golden pheasants; Ed. Thomas 1st on bantam chicks; and A. R. Gillette, 2nd on trio of partridge Cochins.


There were only four entries in this class. The committee recommended for premiums the Casady sulky plow and Union Grain Drill exhibited by S. H. Myton, and the steel harrow, exhibited by J. Croco.


This class was the most closely contested on the grounds. The competition in churns, sewing machines, washing machines, and such like is always lively. J. E. Mitchell carried over the first honors for best washing machine, and T. A. Miller the second. The 1st premium for best churn was awarded to Brotherton & Silver, and the 2nd to Geo. Bull and John D. Pryor. The high honors on sewing machines were easily won by D. F. Best with his ASilent No. 8.@ Fitch & Barron, of Arkansas City, got the second prize. For the best twelve brooms C. E. Smith got 1st and J. A. Grop 2nd premium. The display of buggies by Albro & Co., of the Winfield Carriage Works, and the Columbus Buggy Co. of Ohio, was very fine and resulted in a complete victory for the home institution, Messrs. Albro & Co., taking 1st premium for best top buggy and best display of buggies.


This class was full and overflowing and the most magnificent display we have ever seen. If the products exhibited there last week had been taken to Topeka and Bismarck, Cowley would surely have carried off the prize. There were one hundred and sixteen entries.

Jas. Kenzie took 1st premium on best sorghum and 1st on best peck of white beans.

J. A. Venable also got a diploma on his sorghum.

S. Mullen took 1st on best sample of Early Irish potatotes and 2nd on best sample Late Irish potatoes.

Wm. Moore got the prize for best yellow corn and Wm. Sanborn for best onions. D. J. Bright took 2nd on sweet potatoes.

L. J. Darnell exhibited some magnificent specimens of white corn and carried off two premiums over all competitors.

Isaac Wood exhibited a new variety of corn (Improved prolific bread) on which he was awarded the red ribbon.

Brotherton & Silver had a very fine display of seeds and produce, entering some thirty or forty varieties. They carried off twelve premiums, as follows: On Red wheat, rye, oats, timothy seed, blue grass, early potatoes, big pumpkins, and white wheat.

J. R. Sumpter took second prize on yellow corn and corn on stalk. J. H. Curfman took second on Timothy seed and Irish potatoes. J. J. Johnson took the 1st premium for best butter and a diploma for best dried corn. J. W. Douglass took 1st on onions.


This class was verry fine and showed the advantages of our county to the satisfaction and surprise of all. There were thirty-eight entries in all, and each and every specimen was very fine.

The first premiums were awarded to A. Dawson for fall pippens; W. C. Hayden for beets, greatest display of vegetables, and best head of cabbage; John Kenzie for best display of pippins; Cowley County Horticultural Society for best display of apples and best four fall varieties of apples; Hogue & Mentch for best general display of Nursery stock, best display Nursery grown trees, and best display of evergreens. S. E. Maxwell second best display of ornamental trees, second best display of Nursery grown evergreens, and second for best display of Nursery stock. D. J. Bright for cucumbers, sun flowers, and 2nd for water melons. Geo. Van Way, 2nd for table corn. John Mentch for Wine Sap and Ben Davis apples. Brotherton & Silver for water melons and musk melons. A. R. Gillett for tomatoes and table corn. The Horticultural Society also took second on best collection of winter apples and best peck of Wine Sap apples. Mr. Maxwell took 2nd on best display Nursery grown fruit trees.


There were ten entries in this department, all very beautiful. The premiums for most beautiful display of plants was awarded to Mrs. Olds. Mrs. J. A. Maus took 1st and 2nd premium of two beautiful hanging baskets.


This department was not extensive, but the display was excellent. Mr. F. M. Friend had a fine array of musical instruments on which he took two premiums, one on the Estey organ. D. Rodocker=s display of photography was very fine and carried off all the honors. F. M. Pratt, of Douglass, exhibited a splendid collection of stuffed birds and secured two premiums. W. B. Caton=s display of tombstones was very fine.


This department was magnificent, and both in quantity and quality, and was an honor to the county and the ladies, whose skill with the needle was so well attested by the many beautiful articles, wrought in all conceivable shapes and styles.

The judges had a difficult job to perform, but they did it as well as could be expected, many of the tags being lost and misplaced.

Miss Bertha Wallis took the honors on the best specimen of embroidery; Mrs. R. B. Waite on worsted log cabin quilt; H. B. Esinger on plain sewing; Mrs. E. F. Nelson for the most beautiful article; Minnie Fahey for pin cushion cover; Ida Trezise on crochet Fascinator; Mrs. E. E. Thorpe, tatting; Mrs. Geo. C. Robinson, lace item, stitch and application work; Mrs. A. T. Spotswood, dress, two patch silk quilts and cotton patch quilt; Mrs. Waite, fancy work; Mrs. J. O. Taylor, floss embroidery; Mrs. Olds, wax work; Mrs. Trezise, fancy knitting; Miss Bee Carruthers, bead cushion.

Second premiums were awarded to Amy Chapin on log cabin quilt; Mrs. John A. Maus for crochet tidy; Mamie Fahey for embroidery on canvas; Mrs. J. D. Pryor for patch quilt; Mrs. Olds for dress; Mrs. Trezise for cotton quilt.

A large number of very fine articles were on exhibition which were not entered on the secretary=s books and consequently did not come under the jurisdiction of the committee. Among these were some very fine specimens of needle work by Mrs. Albro, and a beautiful silk patch quilt, elegantly embroidered by Mrs. Houston.


This department ws tolerably well represented, there being thirteen entries. All the articles were meritorious, but as premiums could only be awarded when there were competing articles, only four were given.

Harry Caton took 1st for best hand sled; and J. F. Taylor took 1st and 2nd for ornamental work. J. S. Taylor took 1st for best specimen of mechanics.


There were seventy-three entries in this class, all very fine. Mrs. Geo. Van Way took the red ribbon on brown bread, fruit cake, ginger cake, 2nd premium on gold cake, and 1st premium on piccalilli, Mrs. J. A. Maus took 1st premium on grape jelly, and Cora Andrews 2nd premium on brown bread. Mrs. Andrews took 1st premium on peach butter and grape marmalade.

Miss Curfman carried off the premium for loaf of bread by a girl.

Mrs. Green took 1st premium on apple jelly, tomato ketchup, and Siberian crab preserves.

Minnie Thomas took first premium for best salt rising bread.

Mrs. T. R. Bryan got the 1st ribbon for best preserved peaches, can peaches, and Siberian crab jellies.

Mrs. J. J. Johnson carried off the 1st premium on yeast bread. Mamie Fahey took second premium on bread, and first premium on sponge cake and plum jelly.

Mrs. Trezise captured the 1st premium on pickeled peaches, 1st premium and sweep-stakes on can fruit and 2nd on loaf of bread. Miss E. Trezise took 2nd premium on fruit cake. Mrs. Trezise also took 2nd premium on sponge cake and 1st on pickled tomatoes.


There were four entries in this class, but owing to a misunderstanding only two of the ladies appeared. Miss Foster rode bareback and held her seat nicely. Florence Drummond made a most graceful appearance and rode superbly. The first premium was awarded to Miss Foster, and the second to Florence Drummond.


This was the biggest feature of the fair and was really enjoyed by the spectators. There were four entries for the Association purseCAlice Ethel Wright, Lula Wood, J. H. Daugherty, and Mable Kinzie. The babies were ranged along in a row and the three able-bodied judges, in the persons of Col. Loomis, Ben Cox, and O. M. Seward, appeared on the ground. After carefully hefting the babies, tickling them under the chin, and other amusing and interesting performances, the judges withdrew and after much vehement discussion awarded the premium to J. H. Daugherty, son of B. B. Daugherty. As the contesting babies filed off the floor, one of them was heard to remark that it didn=t want any more bald-headed men for judges.

The next thing in order was a free for all baby show on a $2.50 purse. There were eleven entries, and a lot of prettier, brighter babies were never gathered together. The judges realized this, and it was with great difficulty that they were enabled to make a decision. The babies competing for the prize were: Maud Lahr, Edward E. Thorpe, Ethel Wright, J. H. Daugherty, Lula Woods, Morris Brown, Belle Crawford, Mable Kinzie, Mamie Murphey, Eddie Weitzel, Gracie Crabtree. It was a trying hour for Messrs. Loomis, Cox, and Seward, and as they went from one baby to another, and the full measure of the task in hand dawned upon them, the perspiration stood out on their massive foreheads as prominent as points in a democratic platform. They finally awarded the prize to Edward E. Thorpe. The judges disappeared immediately after the decision was rendered.

The Association had many disadvantages to work under. Starting without a cent, they had to run everything on the most economical basis, and make all the improvements temporary. The result has been in a measure satisfactory.


Winfield Courier, September 28, 1882.

The Markets.

The markets today (Wednesday) on wheat are running at 68 cents for best, on corn at 35, and on oats at 32. In produce prices remain about the same: potatoes 60 to 80 cents; butter 25 cents; eggs 15 cents; chickens $2.25 to $2.75; sweet potaotes $1.25 to $1.55; cabbage 2 to 2-1/2 cents per lb.


Winfield Courier, September 28, 1882.

Kentuckians, Attention.

At the reunion at Topeka the old soldiers perfected organizations for each state to obtain the names, rank, company, regiment, and post office address of all old soldiers in Kansas. I was chosen president of the Kentucky organization and E. P. Allen of Independence was chosen Secretary. If all the old soldiers of Kentucky in Kansas will report to the Secretary or myself at Winfield, Kansas, I will send them a roll free of charge.

Exchanges copy. T. H. SOWARD.


Winfield Courier, September 28, 1882.

Home Enterprises.

The proprietors of the Winfield Carriage Works are to be congratulated on their victory over the Columbus Buggy Company at the fair. They took first premium on every display. The work exhibited ws very fine, and reflects great credit upon our Winfield institution. The painting could not be beat in or out of the state, and the work was as smooth and perfect as any we have ever seen.


Winfield Courier, September 28, 1882.

Braids in all colors, and a full line of ornaments of the newest designs at M. Hahn & Co.=s.


Winfield Courier, September 28, 1882.


EDS. COURIER: The State Fair and Reunion are numbered with the things of the past, and judging from the immense multitude of human beings swaying to and fro for miles, it would seem as if everybody was there. But I know of a certainty that they were not, and for the benefit of those who remained at home, I will, with your permission, give an abbreviated sketch of what I saw and heard.

Our party arrived at Topeka at half past two o=clock on Monday, the 11th; was taken at once to the fair ground where we pitched our tents and prepared to make ourselves at home; but with dust and heat in abundance and water scarce and warm, it didn=t seem very home-like, after all, and our minds would involuntarily revert back to the pure, cold water in CowleyCand had it not been for the abundance of ice, the water would have been unbearable. As our five days= stay was confined principally to the fair grounds, we had ample opportunity to inspect most everything on exhibition, and our first impression was, AWhere did they all come from?@ But on closer examination found about everything to be of Kansas production. When I heard old stock men and men who had been judges at fairs for years say it was the grandest stock show they ever saw, I began to think it was a big thing indeed. Such an immense amount of grain displays in the different halls was wonderful, there being 65 varieties of spring and winter wheat from the Agricultural College. It was hard to decide which county had the most tastefully arranged hall, but to my mind Rice County took the lead.

In the Horticultural hall was the grandest display of floral designs that any imagination could possibly conceive of, and any attempt at description would end in a positive falilure; but the fountain and aquarium attracted more attention than all else. The display of jewelry and silverware was one of the prominent features of the Fine Art hall. The specimens of minerals were simply a wonder, some of them presenting perfect and beautiful flowers, fish, roots, and nuts. The collection of stuffed birds and animals was very large and life-like. The insect kingdom was well represented, judging from the long rows of glass cases containing them. The music, painting, pressed flowers, marble works, etc., were of course the very best.

I suppose the races were grand, judging from the amount of people crowded into the amphitheater, and all around the whole race course; but as I do not approve of horse racing, I will leave the description for someone else.

I come now to the most important and interesting part of the great programCthe Asoldiers.@ To me they were the grandest of all the grand things I saw. The sound of corps drums, martial music, drilling, and marching was only a reiteration of the sad and mournful scenes enacted a few short years ago, in such terrible earnestness, and while tears of mingled pride and pain streamed down our cheeks, the one sentiment, AGod bless them,@ would well up in our hearts again and again, and my prayer to Him is that they may be saved from the blood and carnage that was the fate of their comrades, fathers, and friends in the war so lately closed. I wish everybody could have heard the grand speeches made to them. They would have to be heard to be duly appreciated.

The thousand dollar display of fire works was wonderfully beautiful; and on the whole, the main street in Topeka on Friday, the 16th, was the most beauttiful sight it has ever been my lot to see, the city being lighted up almost entirely by electric lights.

My visit to the State house was highly enjoyable, but space forbids any further detail. I have already omitted many important features; but I cannot close without offering a word of praise to the members of St. Johns Battery and the conspicuous part they played in the sham battle. And it was through the kindness of Capt. Haight that our party enjoyed such unlimited privileges of sight seeing. A SPECTATOR.


Winfield Courier, September 28, 1882.

Udall Twinklings.

EDS. COURIER: As the people of this vicinity do not think that AWe=ll Go,@ did justice to all parties, and as some feel that they have been neglected, before we proceed we will confirm his statements.

E. R. Moffet is having an addition to the Udall town-site laid out, which will be known as Moffet=s Addition.

The railroad grading is progressing finely, and a few more days will complete it.

Saterlee & Green expect to move into their new room this week, where they will be found with starched collars and Abiled shirts@ on, ready to show customers their new goods.

Our hardware man, Mr. Werden, has just moved his family into the city.


Our wholesale and retail wagon, under the auspices of Ed. Saterlee, does an immense businessCSunday nights.

James Huff, after leaving the machine shops of Napier and Co., traded his city property for the right to make hens= nests in one county in Iowa.

Smith and Hildebrand have rented the outside of their store room for patent medicine advertisements, which adds greatly to the beauty of the building.

MARRIED. It is understood that Judge Gans took a Boot to Boyle, and pronounced them man and wife, on last Friday.

Miss West has passed through the first week of her school with an average attendance of thirty-five.

I understand that Rev. James Brunker has sold his property here and expects to move to Sedgwick.

Nothing more at present, but you may expect another dose soon. TOM.


Winfield Courier, October 5, 1882.

DIED. In Memoriam. ARMSTRONG. Died at Winfield, Kansas, Sept. 22nd, Josephene Armstrong, aged 25, daughter of Clayton W. and Olive Armstrong. She was buried on Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m., in the North grave yard, the Rev. C. H. Canfield officiating.



Winfield Courier, October 5, 1882.

Cowley County Fair.

The exhibition by the Cowley County Agricultural and Horticultural Society, which began on Thursday of this week, at Winfield, is a very decided success. The phenomenally large yield of leading staples in the wonderful valleys of the Walnut and Arkansas has so excited the average granger that a collection of the products of these famous localities insured a large attendance of the best class of people. The grounds of the society are near the very beautiful and rapidly growing city of Winfield, and next to Bismarck are, naturally, the prettiest fair grounds in the state. The exhibition is in the highest sense an agricultural fairCdistinctively a reunion, not of men who went forth to battle for flag and country, but of men, women, and bright eyed merry girls, who have faith in God, Kansas, and hard work. Of course, such exhibitions as Topeka and Bismarck dwarf fairs like this into insignificance as to numbers and qualities, but in quality of live stock and horticultural and agricultural products, I sincerely believe the difference is in favor of the stone capped city of the Walnut.

Of the 5,000 in attendance at this home gathering of intelligent farmers and their handsome wives and daughters, each seemed to have an especial interest in the products exhibited; and in each otherCto believe in themselves, and in the capacity of their wonderfully beautiful valleys. And in this, I take it, may be found the secret of the surprising success of this exhibition.

Some features predominant at Topeka and Bismarck were noticeably absent at Winfield, and the management of those gigantic shows would do well at their next meetings to borrow a little common sense from the Winfield farmers, and draw out of their practical partnership with pickpockets and gamblers.

Snide shows, cheap johns, and yelling devils were not allowed on the grounds of the association, and nowhere did you see or hear of pickpockets. The ladies of the association had charge of all the booths, and the quiet, domestic air with which they served their well behaved patrons gave a grace and pleasure to the occasion which was appreciable by one fresh from the jostling beer guzzlers of the classic Kaw.

Blushingly elbowing my way through a bevy of splendid girls in the fine art hall, I found a display of textile fabrics and home adornments, quilts, mats, rugs, dresses, drawings, paintings, and various devices, fresh from the nimble fingers and practically educated brains of the beauties around meCan earnest of the practical sense that will predominate around the hearthstones of their homes as the wives of Kansas farmers.

Nearby on a long table was the exhibit of the Cowley County Horticultural Society, which included forty-six varieties of apples, one represented by an apple measuring sixteen and a half inches in circumference, and weighing nineteen ounces, said to be the heaviest apple ever grown in Kansas. The apple display, including the entries of Hogue & Mentch, leading nurserymen of the Arkansas valley, was exceptionally fine. S. E. Maxwell, who has a very fine nursery at Arkansas City, showed a very elegant collection of nursery stock, demonstrating the feasibility of growing forest trees rapidly and certainly from seed. Among other of his exhibits of shade trees, were ash, sycamore, and catalpa trees one year from seed and measuring five and one-half feet high. The contributions of Messrs. Hogue & Mentch included some evergreens grown from seed that were quite beautiful.

The vegetable men did themselves proud; Brotherton & Silver, seed men, of Winfield, exhibited a Cuban queen watermelon, perfect in form and weighing fifty-five pounds. Messrs. Sanburn, Hall, and others of the leading gardners of Winfeld, displayed remarkable collections.

In another letter I shall write of stock growing in Southern Kansas, and will then endeavor to do full justice to the most noticeable features of that part of this exhibition.

The town of Winfield is not an accident, but the legitimate result of successful grain and stock growing, and is rapidly becoming a center for manufacturing interests that will add much to its astonishing prosperity. The latest movement in this direction are the establish-ment of one of a chain of costly creameries, and the erection of a factory for the manufacture of glucose on a very extensive scale. Messrs. Holt & Hall, of Osceola, Iowa, who are largely interested in creameries in that state, have contracted for the erection of an extended system of creameries in KansasCone each at Winfield, Wellington, Howard, and NewtonCa majority of the capital for each one being furnished by citizens of the locality in interest. It is believed that the creamery at Winfield will have a capacity to require the cream from the milk of 3,000 cows, and to make 2,000 pounds of butter daily. This butter is to be delivered at the principal markets of the country in refrigerator cars in a condition to meet the requirements of the most fastidious, provided always they have the Amineral@ to pay fastidious prices therefor.

The mover in a glucose scheme is a Mr. Harris, of Detroit, an expert in the manufacture of that wonderful product. The building, an account of the enterprise, is contracted to be 150 by 275 feet and four stories, to be of Winfield stone, and building and machinery to cost $65,000. I am informed by Mr. _______, secretary of the company, that the capacity of the works, when ready for starting, will be 2,000 bushels of corn per day; that each bushel of corn will produce two and a half gallons off glucose, and that the refuse, after taking out the glucose, is nearly equal to the corn in its original condition for feeding cattle or swine. Each of these enterprises is to be under the control of a local board, and the reputation of the gentlemen named as directors is an assurance that they will be pushed to completion at a very early day.

Winfield is certainly to be congratulated on her brilliant prospects. The enterprise of her merchants, the industry and intelligence of Cowley County farmers, and the matchless sandstone of her hills, have made her the AGem of thhe Border.@

Kansas City Journal, September 28, 1882.


Winfield Courier, October 5, 1882.


Our correspondent says that Hon. W. A. Tipton in a speech at Silverdale promised his hearers that if they would elect him County Attorney, he would not make a smelling committee of himself and will not be controlled by the old women of Winfield. That means, if it means anything, that he will not try to enforce the prohibition law but will let as many saloons and drugstores as may choose, sell with impunity so far as he is concerned and that the temperance organizations will not be able to stimulate him to do his duty. He would make a beautiful prosecuting attorney, wouldn=t he?


Winfield Courier, October 5, 1882.


DIED. Died at his residence in Winfield on Saturday morning, September 30th, of consumption, Samuel W. Greer, in the fifty-seventh year of his age. He had been suffering from this dread disease for twelve years or more and for the last year he has been so feeble as to scarcely be able to be out of doors but a short time. His death was not unexpecxted, indeed, he lived much longer than his friends had reason to hope for. He preserved his clear reason and intelligence to the last and made directions for the funeral and burial.

Samuel W. Greer was born in Alleghany County, Pennsylvania, near West Newton, June 2nd, 1826. In 1853 he moved to Oskaloosa, Iowa, where in 1855 he was married to Clotilda Hilton. He came to Leavenworth, Kansas, in October 1856. In October, 1858, he was elected Territorial Superintendent of Public Instructions. That campaign was the first free state triumph at the polls. This office he held for three years, till 1861, by reason of the time of election being altered by the legislature. During this time he made three reports. The recommendations of his second report are almost literally carried out in the formation of our present school system.

He entered the Army April 14th, 1861, in Washington City as a private in the Frontier Guards. He was armed, equipped, and drilled in the east room of the White House. He assisted in protecting the White House until other troops were transported, when he returned to Kansas and was enrolling officer at Ft. Leavenworth for a time, after which Gov. Carney gave him a commission of Second Lieutenant as a recruiting officer, and he recruited Company I, 15th vol. Cav., after which he was unanimously elected captain and commissioned by the Governor, in which capacity he served until mustered out in October, 1865.



He was engaged in active business in Leavenworth until 1871. In January of that year he came to Cowley County and has permanently resided here since. He leaves a family consisting of a wife and six children, four boys and two girls.

Mr. Greer was a man of clear, strong mind, well balanced. In the days of his vigorous manhood, before the fatal disease had debilitated him and set its prohibition on excessive effort both physical and mental, he was one of the most active and influential men of the territory and young State of Kansas. He entered enthusiastically into the struggles of the early history of this young state and did noble work in helping to shape its future destinies. His active work and sound judgment were of great value and were recognized and honored. He was one of the men who have made Kansas what she is today. When the war of the rebellion broke out, he was one of those who volunteered early to fight or work in any place where he could do the most good and it was during the exposure and hardships of that war that he contracted pneumonia and it became so deeply seated that he was never able to recover but has declined until the end. His life was just as surely sacrificed on the altar of his country as were those who fell on the field of battle. He was a noble, generous, self-sacrificing man, cultured, and strong mentally, one whose usefulness was cut short in the days of middle life.



Winfield Courier, October 5, 1882.


Caldwell, Kansas, September 24. The assassin of Robert Poisal, the Arapahoe killed in the Territory last week, turns out to be Johnson Foster, a Creek. Foster is described as being 18 or 20 years old, sharp featured, and very dark complexion. A reward of $600 is offered for him dead or alive, and the money is in the hands of United States Indian Agent John D. Miller. Nothing further has been learned regarding the trouble among the Creeks.


Winfield Courier, October 5, 1882.


As a matter of useful reference in connection with the Egyptian War, the following calendar of its most important events may be of interest.

July 11. Alexandria bombarded by the English fleet.

July 12. Arabi Bey withdraws with his army.

July 13. Alexandria occupied by the English.

July 18. Kafr-el-Dwar occupied by Arabi Bey.

July 21. Skirmish between English and Arabs at Mahalia.

July 24. Ramleh occupied by the English with small loss.

Aug. 2. Skirmish near Meks. The English pickets driven in.

Aug. 3. Suez occupied by English marines.

Aug. 5. Skirmish near Ramleh. The English retire.

Aug. 18. An English expedition sets sail from Alexandria.

Aug. 20. Port Said occupied by the English.

Aug. 21. Small engagements at Sauluff and Netiche.

Aug. 22. An engagement at Serapeum.

Aug. 24. The English advance from Ismalia. Magfar occupied.

Aug. 26. Ramses occupied by the English.

Aug. 28. Kassassin occupied by the English.

Aug. 29. The English repulsed a Bedouin attack at Kassassin.

Sept. 7. Brisk skirmish near Kassassin.

Sept. 9. Arabi Bey repulsed in an important engagement three miles west of Kassassin.

Sept. 13. Tel-el-Kebir carried by Sir Garnet Wolseley, Arabi put to flight, and two thousand Egyptians slain.

Sept. 13. General McPherson captured Zigazig.

Sept. 14. Cairo surrendered to the British; ten thousand Egyptians lay down their arms. Arabi Pasha arrested and handed over to the British.

The war lasted nine weeks.


Winfield Courier, October 5, 1882.


We have a report that the Cannon ball train on the A., T. & S. F. Roads going west, just west of Hutchinson Monday evening ran into passenger train No. 6 going east. The latter was on the side track at Salem waiting for the cannon ball to pass, but the switch was misplaced and the fast train took the switch. Both engines were demolished with baggage and other cars. Five trainmen were killed and many passengers were injured.


Winfield Courier, October 5, 1882.


A number of Kansas farmers are buying hogs in Illinois and Iowa, to fatten on Kansas corn.

Forepaugh, the showman always alert for new attractions, now has that wonderful heifer, the Kansas Queen, as part of his great show which is exhibiting in St. Louis.

The London Times says it has been decided to retain for the present 12,000 men in Egypt to carry on and consolidate the work for which the suppression of Arabi Pasha does little more than clear the way.

The sheriff of Basque County, Texas, with a posse, attempted to arrest Sam Whitely and Bill Armstrong, two notorious horse thieves, and in doing so killed the former and mortally wounded the latter.

Since the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe railroad has assumed control of the Kansas Citty, Lawrence & Southern Kansas, the business of this road has greatly improved, and it is now doing a heavier traffic than ever before. For three months (June, July, and August) the road shows an increase over the same time in 1881 of about sixty percent.


The census bureau has issued a bulletin classifying the population of the United States in 1880 by nativity. The native born were: Whites, 36,843,291; colored, 6,632,549; foreign born 6,679,943; total population 50,155,783. Of the foreign born 2,772,169 were natives of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, 1,966,742 of the German empire, 717,084 of British America, 194,337 of Norway, 181,729 of Sweden, 106,971 of France, 104,541 of China, and the remainder represent all the countries of the earth.


Winfield Courier, October 5, 1882.

Hon. And Mrs. Geo. Ordway and Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Baker left last Monday night for Winfield, Kansas. They have not as yet decided whether they will make that place their future home but will remain there for the present. Mr. Ordway expects shortly to take a trip into New Mexico on business and pleasure. Mr. and Mrs. Ordwar are among the oldest residents of Waterloo and have seen the growth of the city from 7,000 inhabitants. We trust that they may become pleasantly located and that their future may be a prosperous one.

Waterloo (Iowa) Courier.

The above named Mr. and Mrs. Ordway arrived at Winfield from New Mexico yesterday morning. They were on the east bound train into which the cannon ball train ran Monday evening on the prairie five miles east of Nickerson. He says that the shock of the concussion was fearful and the two engineers, the two firemen, and one baggage man were killed outright and mutilated almost beyond recognition. Two passengers in the smoking car were mutilated so that they will probably die and many other passengers were injured, among which were Mrs. Ordway. Mr. Ordway will now make this place his permanent home and this will be a valuable accession to our society. Mrs. Baker is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ordway and Mr. Baker is cashier in Huey=s bank at Arkansas City, where they will reside.


Winfield Courier, October 5, 1882.


EDS. COURIER: We attended the Greenback speaking at the Centennial schoolhouse in this township on the eve of Sept. 26th. W. A. Tipton and H. D. Kellogg were the principal speakers although our local advocates of the cause made a very able effort. Judge Tipton occupied about two hours= time in abusing the two old parties, being particularly severe on the Republican party. His speech was fully up to the average of his party and I think he had committed his lesson well as it was nothing more nor less than a repetition of Gen. Weaver=s speeches. He accused our party with having enacted laws favoring the rich man and ignoring the poor; with having deliberately robbed the poor soldier by only paying him $5.00 per month and giving the difference to the Shylocks. Now we most assuredly thank the Judge for his sympathy, but assure him that it was not a money consideration which caused us to enter the army in October, 1861. It was for the union of the states that caused us to put ourselves up for a target on nearly every battlefield from Louisville, Kentucky, to the Gulf. When we enter suit against the government ffor an equalization of pay, we will be glad to have the Judge take our case. He told us further our party had depreciated our greenbacks. Now we always thought it was Gen. Lee=s democratic army that did it; and if we had only had a few more thousand men to prevent his success, we would probably have been able to maintain them nearer on a par with gold, notwithstanding Seymore, Hendricks, Vallandingham, and Voorhees persisted in saying they were unconstitutional and worthless, and we have no doubt but what Judge Tipton voted with these worthies all the time. I shall refrain from following him through his entire speech for it would be a great waste of printer=s ink, but anyone who desires may read his speech by getting one of Weaver=s; except the part referring to Representative Ryan, who he accused of building the finest residence in the state on a salary of $5,000 a year, but said Ryan was a Republican, which accounted for it. He also assailed the public career of Mr. Jennings, and said if we would elect him, he should do the business of attorney much cheaper to the countty, for he would not make a smelling committee of himself, besides the old women of Winfield could not control him. We know who will control him. The seven or eight hundred Republican majority will do it, and we regret to think it, too, as he is a stranger and it is his first effort to secure an office. I mean his first effort here, but it is

ASweet to run, but oh, how bitter,

For an office and then not git=er.@

Doctor Kellogg followed and his effort at speech making was not equal to Blaine or Conkling, and we do not think the Greenback party committed much waste of talent by nominating the doctor. He made it his chief point to favor the recording of a certain road. A few nights ago when he spoke in this township he was going to have the Arkansas River opened for navigation, which is of much importance to Southern Kansas. About the next time the Doctor comes he will be in favor of the legislature making an appropriation to buy pipes for all the old women, but he will hardly succeed in this as the State Treasury will be severely taxed to buy pants for the small members of the legislature who are trying to straddle the Republican, Democratic, and Greenback parties, prohibition, and anti-prohibition. The doctor says when he goes to the legislature he will not accept a pass from the Santa Fe road. It occurs to us that he is going by water, up ASalt River,@ for he is sounding his political fog horn now but it will avail him nothing. His political aspirations are forever wrecked, as they should be for deserting his party.

When an opportunity presents itself, your reporter will always be present to chronicle the speeches of such illustrious men. REPORTER.


Winfield Courier, October 5, 1882.


EDS. COURIER: The glorious rain just had has made us grangers feel good and given us hopes of bread for next year. The wheat crop will be small in this part of the county next year on account of dry weather this fall. A number of our farmers are putting up substantial and convenient houses, changing the appearance of the country much for the better. One will notice a large increase in the number of buggies, good harnesses, in short, all things denote prosperity. Our corn crop is good, and what is better, our farmers are fixed to hold it for better prices.

The event of the season was the Tisdale S. S. Picnic which came off on Friday in the finest grove in this section.

It is located on Mr. Greenshield=s farm three miles south of Tisdale on Silver Creek. Mr. Greenshield is a whole souled man and is never better pleased than when his place is overrun with children. A little after 10 o=clock crowds began to pour into the grounds and soon the very leaves on the trees fairly trembled from the joyous shouts of the little ones. The exercises were opened by Rev. Godsman. A number of speeches from the different superintendents and S. S. workers, interspersed with music, occupied the time until the dinner horn sounded. I will draw a veil over that dinner scene. =Twere better not to describe it. The afternoon was spent in visiting, speech making, and music. Mr. Friend furnished us with one of his superb organs and Miss McDonald of Winfield favored us with some splendid singing and instrumental music that would be hard to beat. Among the crowd of strangers we noticed Mr. and Mrs. Friend, Miss Ingram, from Virginia, Miss McDonald, Winfield, Mr. Jones, from Wichita. All seemed to enjoy themselvesCfrom the marshals resplendent in ribbons, sash, and rosettes, to the 3 year old with his stick of candy.

Our Greenbackers still breathe threatenings loud and long. I think Johnson will get quite a vote. We all think him honest. It=s a question whether we will be doing his family any favor by sending him to Topeka among those skilled in all the political vices of the day or not.

Lest I get into politics, I=ll close. X


Winfield Courier, October 5, 1882.

New Salem Pencilings.

My dear Brothers and Sisters of the Courier Circle:

Let me into the circle this evening, at least, as I am lonely and alone and must do something to keep myelf out of mischief. Do not imagine that I am blue, for I am far from it, but one grows tired of work and books and wants a little chat for dessert.

Quite a number of Salemites attended the County Fair, myself among the number, and many smiling faces were in that vast concourse of people, and friendly hands were clasped and greetings exchanged, and nothing to mar the harmony of friends and neighbors was noticed by your sister, Olivia. The display was as good as can be expected in our infancy; and could our Eastern friends see some of the Kanss productions this season, they would not think us on the verge of starvation.

MARRIED. Oh! Dear friends, have you heard that Mrs. Watt is no more? From our fair City Winfield there came a Mr. Wolf, and by the assistance of Rev. Graham, she was soon transformed into Mrs. Wolf. I did not witness the transfformation but was treated to a genrous supply of the cake. If Mr. Wolf is as good as the cake was, he will make the pathway of life bright for his trusting partner as they go along its shady side together. May happiness attend them.

MARRIED. And now if I go and tell of another hymenial knot that was tied on Sunday the 24th, to unite the destiny of Miss Jennie Walker and Mr. Amos Hall, you will think Salem is making up for lost time. May this couple starting out so early on the sea of matrimony be highly favored, and may their voyage be peaceful, pleasant, and prosperous.

One and then another leave our circle for a while at least. Miss Etta Johnson and McClelland Dalgarn are in Winfield attending school. Miss Nellie Buck is spending a few weeks in the city.

Mrs. Everett has been the guest of Mrs. J. J. Johnson and we know her visit cannot be anything but pleasant.

Mrs. La Foos had the misfortune to fall when alighting from the buggy, and was considerably hurt but not seriously.

Mrs. Brooking at present writing is seriously ill with malarial fever.

BIRTH. Mr. and Mrs. John Walker are entertaining a new boarder, a very young and helpless little lady.

Mr. Kelsoe and lady from Grenola spent part of a day recently with Mr. Edgars=.

Mr. McDonald has bought a horse.

The Hoylands were happily surprised by a visit from Mr. J. Thurston of Harper, formerly of Wisconsin. Mr. McEwen is home again and one heart in Salem is lighter, we presume. Well, be happy while you can.

Mrs. Bovee and Willie, also Mrs. Douglass and her little boy, have gone on a visit to Illinois. We only hope they may have an excellent time.

Mr. and Mrrs. Goforth visited in this vicinity this week.

There was a festival at the schoolhouse on Friday evening last, and although the weather turned out strong, a merry set assembled, and the supper was not one to be criticized. Everything that fell to my lot was delicious. There was some excellent music, both vocal and instrumental. May the fair banner of peace always float out over the good people of our vicinity.

Rev. C. P. Graham will start for Presbytery on Monday, the 2nd of October.

Mrs. Pixley, Mrs. Wolf, and Rev. Graham attended the Sunday school convention in Winfield, and report an extra good time. Mrs. L. F. Brown, Superintendent of Prairie Home S. S., also attended. I should have enjoyed it very much, but could not attend.

School will begin on Monday. Miss Merriam will again wield the scepter and help the young Salemites dig up knowledge from the inexhaustible mine.

Miss Etna Dalgarn is home again and her many friends welcome her back from a sick sister=s bedside, and gladly learn of the convalescence of Mrs. Dalgarn, Jr. OLIVIA.


Winfield Courier, October 5, 1882.


Ed. Cochran is again on the sick list.

Mr. Frank Williams was down last week.

Sardines 10 cents a box at McGuire Bros.

David C. Beach and wife are in Topeka this week.

Will Hudson spent a few days in Wichita this week.

T. A. Blanchard is out again after a severe spell of sickness.

Charlie Doane and wife of Floral spent Sunday in Winfield.

A full assortment of Oscar Wilde lamps at McGuire Bros.

Mrs. Granville Morris, of Oxford, is visiting friends in the city.

Miss Mansfield=s fall stock of millinery is constantly arriving.

Hon. R. F. Burden has returned from a three weeks visit to Iowa.

Considerable stone sidewalk is being laid in the west part of town.

Winfield Courier, October 5, 1882.


New and elegant shades in plumes and ribbons at Miss Mansfield=s.

New York pattern bonnets will be received in a few days at Miss Mansfield=s.

Geo. Shroeter came in from Kansas City Saturday night and spent a day or two in our city.

Mrs. A. B. Sykes and children left for Wellington Saturday evening for a two weeks= visit.

Miss Alice Dunham opened school Monday at Fairview, three miles southwest of Winfield.

Johnnie Hudson returned Monday from a sojourn of several months in New Mexico and Colorado.

Miss Leota Gary commenced a term of school Monday at Centennial, seven miles wouthwest of the city.

BIRTH. Mr. and Ira McCommon are the proud and happy parents of a bright little daughter, born last Thursday.

Horning, Robinson & Co., have the largest and best selection of hard and soft coal burners in Southern Kansas.

The Floral Franklin parlor stove at Horning, Robinson & Co.=s is a neat open front and something entirely new.

Judge M. S. Adams, late of Wichita, has been nominated for District Attorney in Colorado. He lives at Silver Cliff.

J. W. Johnson=s little son, Walter, has been dangerously ill for two weeks with typho-malarial fever. He is now improving.

Walter Deming has purchased a nice home on East Ninth Avenue and is building additions and fixing it up in fine style.

DIED. Mr. and Mrs. Dan Miller had the misfortune to lose one of their little children by sickness last week. The little one was buried Sunday.

In our hurry last week we overlooked Frank Sydall=s display of harness and saddles at the fair. It was very fine and attracted much attention.

The premiums awarded at the fair have been almost all paid and the balance is liquidated in full on demand. The fair pays its way this time.

Those new Hecla hard coal burners for 1882 at Horning, Robinson & Co.=s are beauties. Don=t fail to call and see them before buying your parlor stove.

Jack Foults is as happy as one could well be over a new magnificent new barber chair sent him recently from Chicago. It is one of the best we have ever seen.

The Winfield Bank has declared for the first of October a semi-annual dividend of ten percent, besides carrying another five thousand dollars to the surplus account.

Mr. W. H. Strahan brings his business before the COURIER readers this week. He is a gentleman of large experience and is accommodating and pleasant to deal with.

Mr. Nelson exhibits unusual taste in the beautiful trim on the show window at the New York Store. The display never fails to attract the attention and admiration of the passers by.


Winfield Courier, October 5, 1882.


Beadle and Prrindle=s pleasure party give one of their unique entertainments at the Opera House Saturday evening. They have a very good show and are drawing large houses along the road.

Miss Lena Curry has returned from Mound City and again taken a position as saleslady at the New Yorrk Store. She has many friends here who will welcome her return with pleasure.

W. A. Lee is getting up a good deal of enthusiasm among the farmers on his new anti-friction roller. It is certainly an excellent invention and will lighten the draft of plows materially.

Hon. T. H. Soward and Hon. H. E. Asp will speak at Rose Valley schoolhouse in Pleasant Valley township on Saturday evening, October 7th, at 7-1/2 o=clock. The ladies as well as gentlemen are expected to be present.

MARRIED. Arthur Bangs and his bride, nee Miss Crapster, arrived home from the East Monday evening and were met by a number of their friends. Arthur carries his honors gracefully but bashfully. He will get used to it after awhile.

Mrs. E. E. Olds is one of the most enthusiastic and successful florists in this county. On Monday she presented us with a very large, fragrant, and beautiful white rose; as a sample from her conservatory, and the pleasure it gives is second only to that of the grace with which it was given.

The District Clerk believes in advertising and has erected a blackboard over his office on which he sets forth that he will make proofs on land, draw deeds, etc., for a paltry consideration. As the clerk=s salary is made up entirely of fees, he exhibits a commendable spirit in thus setting forth his mission to the world.

Registe Nixon has been taking observations of the rain fall during the summer and finds that there has been a total fall since April and including September, of 21.61 inches. The heaviest rainfall was in May, 9.70 inches; the lightest in August, 0.12 inches. April gave 2.20 inches, June 2.16, July 4.70, and September 2.75.


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Winfield Courier, October 5, 1882.

Mrs. L. D. Crane, of Indianapolis, Indiana, traveling correspondent of the Cincinnati Commercial, made us an interesting call last Tuesday. She is a rather delicate lady, but is energetic and one of the most lively and intelligent newspaper correspondents of the whole country. Her husband is connected with the internal revenue service at Indianapolis. She has been visiting this county for over a week, and coming much debilitated and with a cough, she has gained in health nand four pounds in weight in this short time. This speaks well for our climate and diet. She has a quarter section of land in this county and intends sometime to make it her permanent home.

Winfield Courier, October 5, 1882.

The following is a list of the appointments of the ministers of the Western Conference,

M. E. Church South, made at Wyandotte, Kansas, Sept. 24th, by Bishop J. C. Granberry, of Richmond, Virginia.

Council Grove District: J. H. Torbett, Presiding Elder.

Council Grove Station: W. H. Comer, P. E.

Council Grove Circuit: J. M. Gross.

Strong City: J. R. Bennett.

Walnut Valley: W. W. Jared.

White Water: W. H. Younger.

Winfield: S. J. Catlin.

Howard: H. J. Brown.

Wellington: W. E. Broadhurst.


Winfield Courier, October 5, 1882.

Mr. W. H. Strahan has his large and complete stock of notions all opened up at the Red Front building, and is now prepared to give some of the best bargains in the notion line ever offered in Winfield. You can get a quire of splendid note paper for 15 cents; beautiful, fancy note paper from 15 to 35 cents per box; a good ruled ledger for 15 cents; a white shirt, usually sold for $1.25, for 75 cents. He carries a large assortment of gents= furnishings, which he is selling at remarkably low prices. Do not fail to call at the Red Front building and examine Mr. Strahan=s immense stock and note the very low prices.


Winfield Courier, October 5, 1882.

Beaver Township has done herself proud this season in the way of wheat raising. Her farmers have grown rich and fat as Thanksgiving turkeys, and two of them, the Lester boys, have gone east to winter with the nabobs. Among the big wheat crops raised in one neighborhood we note: The Lester boys, 3,180 bushels; J. C. Poor, 5,000 bushels; and G. T. Wright, 1,651 bushels. It all made an average of thirty-five bushels per acre. A person cannot pass through Beaver Township and see her magnificent farms without becoming captivated with Cowley.


Winfield Courier, October 5, 1882.

W. C. Carruthers, who has made many warm friends in this city as agent of the K., C. L. & S. Railroad will soon be transferred to Kansas City, Fort Scott and Memphis road. He is a businessman of ability and we bespeak for him a warm reception in his new location. This change will occasion to Winfield society the loss of his charming lady and daughters from its circle and many will be the regrets which they will leave behind. We add our own reqrets and wish them all tthe joy and prosperity they so richly merit.


Winfield Courier, October 5, 1882.

Another attempt to break out of the County jail was nipped in the bud Tuesday. Quarles and VanMeter had sawed the staples which held the locks of their cell doors and prroposed to break them in the night, seize the guard and take his keys, compelling the outside guard to open the outer door to save the life of the former, then make a break for liberty. The plan was discovered in time. Tom Quarles is a hard one.


Winfield Courier, October 5, 1882.

Sheriff Shenneman is enjoying a visit from his brother, Charlie Shenneman, who is at present an employee of the State at the penitentiary. Charlie=s visit convinces us that if one member of a family is homely, it does not necessarily follow that all are. He is oe of the finest looking young men we have ever seen, and his mental proportions are not inferior to his physical. We hope to have Charlie with us often.


Winfield Courier, October 5, 1882.

Timme the Tailor has been overrun with business for the past two months. He has built several very fine dress suits for farmers throughout the county and has many others on hand. If Cowley don=t contain the best dressed and best fed people in the west, we are mistaken.


Winfield Courier, October 5, 1882.

Mr. Kenzie=s display of specimens at the fair was one of the finest things on exhibition. They were all gathered by himself, and many of them were cut and polished by his own hand. We are proud to know that the county contains such a collection.


Winfield Courier, October 5, 1882.

Mr. Snyder, a brother of our Rev. J. H. Snyder, came in from Illinois Monday and will spend a week visiting here. We hope some day to number him among our citizens. He has been for years one of the supervisors of Peoria County and is just such a citizen as we like to see settle here.


Winfield Courier, October 5, 1882.

Lost. A white pointer dog, both ears and one side of face brown. Brown spot on back between hip bones about the size of a silver dollar. Large scar on left shoulder. A liberal reward will be paid for his return to Jas. Vance, Mayor & Vance Livery Stable.

[Mayor??? Do they mean Major & Vance Livery Stable??


Winfield Courier, October 5, 1882.

Jack Heller has purchased the Jim Brown blacksmith shop in the north part of town, east of the Brettun House and on Monday removed his effects thereto. Jack=s friends will hereafter find him there, under the shadow of his own vine and fig tree, as it were.


Winfield Courier, October 5, 1882.

Mr. G. S. Manser appeared on the street Tuesday in an elegant phaeton, bran new and one of the handsomest we have seen in the city.



Winfield Courier, October 5, 1882.

Winfield select school taught in the Christian Church gives thorough instructions at reasonable rates.


Winfield Courier, October 5, 1882.

County Commissioners.

The Commissioners met in regular session Monday, with the full Board present. The first matters taken up were the roads. The Redpath road was opened and W. C. Freeman was allowed $50 damages. The Hendrickson road was also opened and damages awarded to N. L. And Mary Crawford of $15. The Mackey road petition was withdrawn. The Frank Wilkins road was laid over. The viewers= report on the J. A. Hood road was adopted and the Senseney road rejected. The Board then went to work on a large number of bills presented for payment, and up to the time of going to press were still hard at work on them.


Winfield Courier, October 5, 1882.

A Visiting Citizen.

We clip from the Kithanning, Pennsylvania, Free Press the following. If every citizen of Cowley who goes east this year would follow the example set by Mr. Guthrie and carry an ear of corn and an onion back with them, we would soon double the tide of emigration on the way to Kansas.

AMr. and Mrs. J. D. Guthrie and children, formerly of Milton, this county, but now located at Arkansas City, Kansas, arrived in town last week and are the guests of J. H. Chambers, Esq., and wife. They intend making a visit of two months among their friends and relatives, and will return to Kansas in time for the fall election, which occurs on the first Tuesday of November. Mr. Guthrie was considered one of the best citizens of this county and was a prominent and influential Republican in Wayne and Redbank townships and always took an active part in politics. We are pleased to meet him again and to hear that he is doing well in his western home in the great agricultural State of Kansas, where he has resided since 1876. He says Kansas is the finest farming country in the world. The climate is healthy, the soil rich, and a greater yield with much less labor is obtained than from the very best portions of our state. Mr. Guthrie has with him several specimens of corn, onions, and German millet. There were five ears of yellow of an average length of fourteen and a half inches, and an average circumference of eight and 2 inches; also five ears of white corn of nearly the same size. These ten years weighed about 24 pounds. Of the onions he had three specimens, all raised from the seed, white and yellow Italian Tripoli, of an average of eleven inches, and Giant Rocca of an average cirrcumference of fourteen inches. The German millet they use for food for their stock, and so rich is it that Mr. Guthrie says an acre of it is equal to four of clover. This week they have been visiting friends in Wayne Township. Today Mr. Guthrie is in town attending the fair and Republican meetings.@





Winfield Courier, October 5, 1882.

Miss Anna Morgan will deliver one of her AHumorous and Dramatic Recitals@ in the Presbyterian Church on Monday, October 16. Miss Morgan comes here because personal friends at various points assured the pastor of this church that of all who visited these places to give entertainments or lectures, Miss Morgan excited the greatest enthusiasm and gave the most satisfaction.



Winfield Courier, October 5, 1882.

A Good Business.

Messrs. Bard & Harris, our enterprising real estate men, have been making things hum during the past month. They have effected sales on real estate amounting to nearly ten thousand dollars.

They disposed of E. M. Dunbar=s farm to John Holmes for $1,350.

The G. W. Wilson place to E. M. Dunbar for $1,000.

The W. F. Decker place, 80 acres, to A. DeTurk for $800.

The Samuel Turner sixty acres to J. B. Roach for $950.

Henry Sutliff=s farm to Ramsey and Huffman for $1,100.

W. D. Smith=s place to Ramsey and Huffman [amount not given].


Winfield Courier, October 5, 1882.

A gentleman the other day wanted to know whether P. H. Albright & Co.=s premiums were offered in good faith or not. Each and every premium they have offered so far have been paid in cash without delay. They are reliable and the man who has the ear of corn with the largest number of grains on Nov. 1st will get a cent a grain for it, even if it has fifty thousand grains on it. So now bring on your big corn.


Winfield Courier, October 5, 1882.

Notice! The directors of the Cowley County Agricultural and Horticultural Society are notified to meet at the COURIER office Saturday, Oct. 7tth, at 10 o=clock a.m., for the purpose of winding up the affairs of the Society. Let each and every director be present.

W. A. TIPTON, President.

T. A. BLANCHARD, Secretary.


Winfield Courier, October 5, 1882.

Notice, Rifles. All those having guns, accoutrements, or any part of uniform in their possession belonging to the Company, will leave it at once at my place of business, Brettun House Barber Shop. By order of C. E. STUEVEN.


Winfield Courier, October 5, 1882.

Queensware Drawing. A. T. Spotswood=s clerks are getting up a grand drawiing for the magnificent set of imported French China which has so long adorned his show window and been the admiration and envy of everry lady who looked at it. The set cost laid down here $125. The boys have made a hundred chances and are selling them at two dollars each, and the drawing will be made as soon as the tickets are all sold. Over fifty are already disposed of.


Winfield Courier, October 5, 1882.

W. C. Root brings his fall inducements before the public in an ad. This week. Mr. Root is one of our oldest merchants and by square dealing has gained the confidence of the people and receives a large share of their patronage in the boot and shoe line.

AD. Big, Large, Great, Unprecedented BARGAINS! -AT THE- OLD RELIABLE BOOT & SHOE HOUSE -OF- W. C. ROOT & CO.

We have a larger, finer, and more complete stock than ever, and we assure you that with our present facilities for buying goods we can offer you immense bargains.


Call and see our goods and get prices and you will be sure to buy.


Winfield Courier, October 5, 1882.

Wirt W. Walton is the Republican nominee for Representative of the Clay County district.


Winfield Courier, October 5, 1882.

The Markets.

Wheat, corn, and oats have all taken a tumble since last week. Wheat now brings 65 cents; corn 25 cents; and oats 28 to 30 cents. Since the drop there has been little marketed. In produce butter brings 20 to 25 cents; eggs 15 cents; potatoes 60 to 75 cents; onions 65 to 75 cents.


Winfield Courier, October 5, 1882.

We are pleased to see Mr. J. W. C. Springston on our streets again. This time he brings his family and is accompanied by several friends who will locate here. We thought Springston would in time appreciate the beauties and advantages of our county.


Winfield Courier, October 5, 1882.

A. H. Green is still in the lead in selling land. He makes but little noise about his businessCseldom tells of sales he makes, but it is easy for the lookers on to see that Green is doing the business, both here and at Arkansas City.


Winfield Courier, October 5, 1882.

Mr. R. S. Smith has been appointed agent on the K., C. L. & S. Road to fill Mr. Carruther=s place, and arrived and assumed his duties Tuesday. Mr. Carruthers goes to the Fort Scott & Gulf road.



Winfield Courier, October 5, 1882.

Mr. F. Falley, of Clay County, Illinois, made us a pleasant call Tuesday. He is visiting friends in this county. He represents the crops of his section as first rate, but do not compare with those of this countty.


Winfield Courier, October 5, 1882.

M. Hahn & Co., have a big store, do a big business, and believe in big advertising, as this week=s COURIER will testify. They are businessmen who recognize clear business principles.


M. HAHN & CO.,

Beg leave to inform the people of Cowley County that they are now prepared with an immense stock and ready to supply everyone with their wants in



And everything else belonging to a first-class Dry Goods and Clothing House. The secret of our success in business since we started in Winfield is due to the following reasons: We buy in connection with four other large establishments, which enables us to buy direct of manufacturers and save the middle man=s profitt, which we give to our customers.


which gives us another great advantage. We try to buy such goods only as we know will give perfect satisfaction, therefore never lose a customer, but make new ones almost daily.

We carry a COMPLETE ASSORTMENT OF EVERYTHING IN OUR LINE, thereby save people running all over town trying to find some article which they can find by coming direct to our store. We spend much time and great care in the selection of our goods, therefore never have a shelf-worn article, BUT RECEIVE NEW GOODS WEEKLY.

We only advertise what we are doing and will always do what we advertise. We never refuse to echange or take back any article that is not satisfactory if returned in good condition. We are strong believers in the maxim that a


We could continue and fill the COURIER with more reasons, but consider the above sufficient to secure us a continuation of your confidence and an increase in patronage. We have taken additional help so we can attend to everyone without any delay.

We Have Secured the Agency for Butterwick=s patterns,

the best in the world, and will send a catalogue free of charge to anyone on application. Come in and see us; we will be glad to show you through and will positively save you money in buying of us. Respectfully,

M. HAHN & CO.,


Manning=s Block, Winfield, Kansas.


Winfield Courier, October 5, 1882.

Sim Moore appeared before the Board on Tuesday as fat and smiling as ever.

Winfield Courier, October 5, 1882.

Council Proceedings.


Council met in regular session, Mayor M. G. Troup presiding. Present: Councilmen Gary, Wilson, McMullen, and City Attorney Seward. In the absence of City Clerk, D. C. Beach, on motion of Gary, O. M. Seward was appointed City Clerk pro tem. Minutes of meetings of Sept. 4th and 18th, 1882, read and approved.

Petition of W. C. Robinson, E. P. Hickok, and others asking for an appropriation of $25 a month for a public reading room, was postponed until the next regular meeting of the Council.

Reports of the City Treasurer for the monthhs ending July, August, and September 15th, 1882. Approved.

The following accounts were presented and referred to the County Commissioners.

Johnson & Hill for 2 coffins and box: $22.50.

J. A. Earnest, groceries for poor: $12.00.

Harter Bros., Medicines for poor: $19.35.

Dr. Emerson for professional services: $22.00.

Dr. Davis for professional services: $89.00.

The following accounts were allowed and warrants ordered drawn on Citty Treasurer.

City Officers: $67.90.

B. McFadden, special police: $2.50.

Sandy Burge, special police: $1.25.

Jackman, special police: $.37

John Bates, special police: $.25

The bill of Wm. Warren for $28.50 for street crossings was referred to Finance Committee.

On motion Council adjourned to next regular meeting.

M. G. TROUP, Mayor.

O. M. SEWARD, City Clerk pro tem.


Winfield Courier, October 5, 1882.


The Walnut Valley Anti-Monopoly Club was organized with ten members on Saturday night, Sept. 30th. The club will meet every Saturday night at 7 o=clock at the Walnut Valley schoolhouse. All citizens in the neighborhood are invited to attend and assist in making the meeting pleasant and profitable.


F. A. A. WILLIAMS, Secretary.


Winfield Courier, October 5, 1882.

STOCK SALE. I will sell at public auction, to the highest bidder, for cash, at my residence in Beaver Township, 5 [?3?] miles north of Arkanss City, on Thursday, Oct. 12, 1882, commencing at 10 o=clock a.m.

45 head of improved cattle, consisting of 13 head of good, gentle milk cows, suitable for family use.

5 head of two-year-old steers.

1 three years old.

1 four years old.

12 yearling calves.

13 sucking calves.

And perhaps forty or fifty acres of corn in the field.



Winfield Courier, October 5, 1882.

For Sale. Six head No. 1 merino bucks. Call on farm three miles north of Winfield.



Winfield Courier, October 5, 1882.

Public Sale. There will be a public sale of brood sows and pigs, cows, and young stock, mules, horses, wagons, and farm implements, at James Foster=s, in Vernon Township, west of Winfield, on Tuesday, Octt. 10th, commencing at 10 a.m.


Winfield Courier, October 5, 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, October 5, 1882.

Public Sale. On Saturday, Oct. 14th, 1882, at my farm near Cedar Vale, Kansas, on account of failing health, I will offer for sale the following property: 40 head of Steers, Cows, Calves, and Bulls, of which 13 are Thoroughbreds, viz:

1 Durham Bull, 3 years old, a fine one.

4 Durham Cows.

3 Durham Heifers, 1 year old.

1 Durham Bull, 1 year old.

1 Durham Bull, 8 months old.

1 Durrham Bull, 5 months old.

One span of Mules; 1 Studebaker Farm Wagon; 1 Corn Planter, 1 Sulky Plow, 2 Stirring Plows; 2 Sulky Hay Rakes, 1 Harrow, 1 Stalk Cuttter, etc. F. M. HILLS.


Winfield Courier, October 5, 1882.

Public Sale. At Red Bud, 2 miles north of Udall, on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 10 o=clock a.m. sharp, I will offer at public sale, without reserve, the following property, to-wit: 7 brood mares and horses, 1 spring colt, 8 cows, 10 two-year-old heifers, 1 two-year-old thoroughbred red Durham bull, 7 spring calves, 2 yearlings, 10 shoats, 5 brood sows with pigs, 1 full-blood one year old Berkshire boar with pedigree, 2 two-horse wagons, 1 two-horse light wagon, 2 pairs of trucks, 1 top buggy, 1 set double harness, 1 set buggy harness, 1 riding cultivator, 1 Gilpin sulky plow with breaker, 1 stubble plow, 1 grain drill, 1 harrow; and household furniture, comprising sewing machine, clothes press bureau, tables, clocks, stoves, bedsteads, dishes, crocks, and many other articles. Terms: Hogs, calves, and yearlings, cash; all sales below $5 cash without discount. Note one year from date at ten percent interest with approved security on other sales; ten percent off for cash.



Winfield Courier, October 5, 1882.


MRS. M. E. MOIR wishes to inform the public that she has just opened a complete line of Hair Goods in the building one door North of J. S. Mann=s Clothing Store. She extends a special invitation to the Ladies to call and examine her fine selection of WAVES, FRIZZES, and CURLS. Her work is natural in appearance and artistic in design. Any order in the Hair Goods line can be filled on short notice and at the lowest prices. The Ladies of Winfield have patronized her largely in the past, and she respectfully solicits a continuance of the same.


Winfield Courier, October 5, 1882.

AD. JUST RECEIVED! NEW GOODS, NEW STYLES, NEW SHADES, And new combinations in Dress Goods and Dress Furnishings.

Also a complete line of Staple and Fancy Dry Goods and Notions at


We have just received direct from the commercial center a large invoice of FALL AND WINTER GOODS! They are goods that we know will please, and a cordial invitation is extended the ladies to call in and examine them. We keep also a full and complete stock of


Groceries and Queensware,

and persons can get everything they wish under one roof.


Corner Main and 10th Avenue.


Winfield Courier, October 5, 1882.

AD. FARMERS And the trading public generally have found that the Exclusive Grocery house of WALLIS & WALLIS is, in the long run, the cheapest and most desirable plce to purchase GROCERIES!

And dispose of their produce. There they always find a complete selection of the best goods, and at prices that may be duplicated but cannot be undersold. Wallis & Wallis pay no rent, make no bad debts, do their own clerking, and give their customers the benefit of low prices and good goods. Call and be convinced.



Winfield Courier, October 5, 1882.



At the Lowest Possible Living Profits.



including Burial Robes, Coffins, and Caskets.



Winfield Courier, October 5, 1882.


You can get anything in the way of HARDWARE, STOVES, TINWARE, AND NAILS.

Main Street, South of 10th Avenue,



Winfield Courier, October 5, 1882.

AD. MILLER, DIX & CO., The live, energetic and red hot butchers of Winfield, keep the largest supply of FRESH MEATS! In this or in other county. We recognize no rivals in our line of business, as our years of experience in Winfield fully testifies. Give us a call. Shop on Main Street.


Winfield Courier, October 5, 1882.


The New Silent ANo. 8,@

The Light-Running Domestic,

Smith American Organs,

And Knabe Pianos.

We will sell you any Sewing Machine, Organ, or Piano at FACTORY PRICES.

Good Agents Wanted. D. F. BEST,

Winfield, Kansas, West Side Main Street.


Winfield Courier, October 5, 1882.



R. B. RODOLF, Business Manager.


Winfield Courier, October 12, 1882.

Omnia Gleanings.

EDS. COURIER: I suppose you think my promise to correspond for the COURIER like the much talked of flat [?fiat?] money on irredeemable promising to pay. However, I will try to jot down a few items this rainy morning.

N. J. Henry and A. L. Crow sold from their herd 16 head of steers one day this week.

Our well known citizen, J. C. Stratton, attended the soldiers reunion and fair at Topeka, and reports having had a good time.

A recent wind storm blew down two houses in this vicinity, but luckily they were both vacant, consequently no one was hurt.

Mr. and Mrs. Crow, of Winfield, are visiting friends here.

Mr. John Sargent and Mr. E. M. Henthorn are dealing out sweetness to the citizens here by the gallon.

Our young folks are all getting married and the old folks are contented.

The political pot has ceased to boil and we now only hear an occasional simmer. More anon. LIGA.


Winfield Courier, October 12, 1882.


EDS. COURIER: We are feeling good since the copious rains, which completely saturated everything. In consequence of the necessary moisture being too long withheld, the acreage of wheat sown throughout this locality is very materially shortened.

The Long farm of eighty acres was purchased last week by Charlie Glass for $1,200.

School in district 115 has been in session two weeks. Miss Celina Bliss presides as teacher. She is energetic and efficient.

Sampson Johnson has relocated again in this township, having secured the Reynolds quarter adjoining the widow Snider=s. Consideration: $2,200.

With a few exceptions, ourr farmers are through seeding; but the crop has not been sown in the finest condition, and we tremblingly await future results.

Mr. Wilson Shaw obtained an average yield of twelve bushels from twenty-five acres of volunteer wheat, and thirty-three bushels from forty acres of drilled wheat.

A change of base has been made by Benjamin Wright. He is now stationed on the Silliman farm in this community. His stalwart sons are active, industrious young men, and a pride to their parent.

The steam thresher of J. S. Herron is making the few remaining grain stacks rapidly disappear. He has succeeded in booking about 40,000 bushels. This amount at 4 cents gives his gross earnings for a season of ten weeks= run.

From the absent minded expression of his countenance and the number of private interviews he has lately been having with the Probate Judge, it is evident that Samuel Lester will be the next victim sacrified on the matrimonial altar.

Having captured his sweet bird early last spring, Simeon Beach only succeeded in building the cage to retain her, in the past few days. Sim. has evidently set a bad example for his two brothers, for Will and George are manifestly anxious to follow suit.

The residence of Wilson Shaw has been remodeeled, re-sided, and repainted, and now presents an attractive appearance. He and his energetic wife will next week start on a visiting tour to friends and relatives in Indiana and Ohio. They expect to be absent a couple of months.

Today the United Brethren minister, Rev. J. H. Snyder, preached his farewell sermon to his class at Victor schoolhouse. Mr. Snyder is a cultured gentleman, possessing rare social qualities and fine abilities. His many friends will regret his transfer to other fields of labor.

MARRIED. Wedding chimes were heard on the eve of September 17th in honor of the nuptial vows pledged by Mr. Orlando Dillow and Miss Melvina Knox. Although young in years, they possess sufficient energy, ambition, and soundness of judgment to courageously and successfully battle with the privations and tribulations of life.

E. S. Williams, after a two weeks= visit in Linn County, Missouri, has returned home more convinced than ever that there is no place like Cowley. It is possible that some half civilized Hibernian maiden of pukedom rejected the proposition of our jolly widower, judging from the manner in which he scores that locality.

The genial, sociable, and handsom Will Beamont [? Beaumont?], for the past two years a Cowley County representative in the State Normal at Emporia, will tomorrow offer himself as a sacrifice to the naughty younts in number 41. Will has the sympathies of the writer, who will hope and pray that his good looks and usefulness may not be impaired during his stay in this district.

Oct. 1st, 1882. HORATIOUS.


Winfield Courier, October 12, 1882.



Winfield Courier, October 12, 1882.


Arabi Pasha demands a trial by Englishmen, saying that he surrendered to them, and that he would have escaped if he had known that he was to be tried by Egyptians, from whom he expects no mercy.

The public debt of the United States has been reduced in sixteen years from $2,845,000,000 to $1,675,000,000 and the annual debt charge, or interest, has been scaled down to about one-third what it was when the debt was at its height.


Winfield Courier, October 12, 1882.



Winfield Courier, October 12, 1882.


Ad showed bargains in Ladies= Hose, Letter Paper, Gent=s Hose, Tinware, Hickory shirts, blue flannel shirts, colored shirts, picture frames, carpenter=s brace, small saws, day books, ledgers, legal cap. Order books, inks, mucilage, writing pencils, pen holders, overalls, cuff buttons, perfumery, gent=s furnishing goods, hair oil, etc.


Winfield Courier, October 12, 1882.

Notice for Bids. Sealed bids will be received at the office of the County Clerk, in Winfield, Kansas, until October 17th, 1882, for the erection of a fence around the Court House grounds, according to plans and specifications now on file with the County Clerk. The Board reserve the right to reject any or all bids.

Done by order of the County Commissioners this 3rd day of October, 1882.

J. S. HUNT, County Clerk.


Winfield Courier, October 12, 1882.


Saxony Yarn at Taylor & Taylor=s.

Transfer patterns at Taylor & Taylor=s.

Mrs. W. C. Douglass, of Tisdale Township, is visiting friends in Iowa.

Mr. D. T. Davis, of Park County, Indiana, is visiting his friend, Dan Mater.

B. M. Legg is erecting a very neat frame residence on West Ninth Avenue.

The side-track at Udall is about finished and work on the depot will begin soon.

A. J. Worden has got his hardware and implement house at Udall running in full blast.

Mirrors and looking glasses from 25 cents to $50.00 at the Champion Furniture Store.

Mr. W. S. Kennedy is visiting in the East this week. He will possibly be absent a month.

J. H. Bullene, the lumber dealer, is erecting a very neat barn on his lots on 12th avenue west.

Winfield select school taught in the Christian Church gives thorough instructions at reasonable rates.

Dr. D. E. Taylorr, president of Wooster University, Ohio, delivered a very able sermon at the Presbyterian Church Sunday evening.

Sheriff Shenneman has discovered another saw in the jail, used by prisoners in sawing off irons. It was made of the tongue to a jews harp.

J. P. Baden received an order from Fisher & Son, of Red Oak, Iowa, for 75 barrels of choice Kansas sorghum. Let us have the Glucose Works.

Geo. W. Abbott has purchased a half interest in the Winfield Machine Works. He is a mill wright and is the gentleman who built Ayer=s Mill at Arkansas City.

We are under many obligations to Mr. Magill for a handsome Acuspadore@ manufactured at his foundry. It is a beauty and about the best we have seen.

Messrs. L. Scraggs and James Nipstine, of Morgan County, Indiana, are visiting friends in the city. Mr. Nipstine is looking over Cowley with a view of purchasing a farm.

Mr. J. B. Soule, editor of the Douglass Index, made us a pleasant call on Monday. Mr. Soule makes a first-class paper and it is sound as a dollar on all the questions at issue in this canvass.

Miss Jessie Millington returned last Thursday from New Mexico, where she has been spending some months. She resumes her place at the money order and register window of the post office.



Winfield Courier, October 12, 1882.


Mrs. Wm. P. Mitchell, of Clinton County, Pennsylvania, is visiting with her father, Dr. Rothrock, who resides three miles southwest of here. She is highly delighted with Cowley, as are all of our eastern visitors.

Robert Pratt and his son, Austin, of Tazewell County, Illinois, in company with Mr. Marshall, spent last week looking over our county with a view to investing. Mr. Pratt is an uncle of County Attorney Jennings.


Winfield Courier, October 12, 1882.

The Cowley County Jail contains a female who proclaims herself a horse thief and wants to go to the penitentiary. She claims to be Ton Quarles= wife and wants to go where he does. She presented herself and demanded to be incarcerated.


Winfield Courier, October 12, 1882.

Capt. C. C. Black has returned from his long sojourn in the land of the suckers, looking handsomer and younger than ever. We hope he has got his business fixed up so he can stay by his grand hotel. Besides we shall want a new hat before long.


Winfield Courier, October 12, 1882.

The secretary, president, and board of directors of the Fair Association will be at the COURIER office on Saturday of this week. All who have business with them should call at that time for they wish to close up all business connected with the late fair.


Winfield Courier, October 12, 1882.

Mr. M. C. Beamer, of Creston, Iowa, called on us Tuesday. He has been a subscriber to this paper for some time and proposes to locate here in the spring and go into the stock business. He brought with him this time two car loads of thoroughbred cattle.


Winfield Courier, October 12, 1882.

Messrs Bacaston & Fashing have purchased Axtel=s restaurant and will run it hereafert as a first-class bakery and eating house. Mr. Bacaston is a young man of much business ability, while Mr. Fashing is the best baker that has ever set up business in the West. They will make a good team. [LATER ON: ANOTHER ARTICLE SEZ BACASTOW.]


Winfield Courier, October 12, 1882.

Max Shoeb has traded his stone blacksmith shop in this city for the Collin=s House in Oxford. Max now owns no property in Cowley, but has transferred all his possessions to Sumner. He is making arrangements for a few months visit in the Aold country.@


Winfield Courier, October 12, 1882.

Messrs. Springston and Conrad have purchased W. A. Lee=s implement business and will take charge in about a week. The sale was made through Messrs. Bard & Harris, our enterprising real estate men. Mr. Springston is a live, energetic gentleman and will keep the ball rolling.


Winfield Courier, October 12, 1882.

Rev. C. H. Canfield has been appointed missionary of the Episcopal Church for Hutchinson, Nickerson, and Sterling. He will reside at Nickerson, and preached his first sermon in that city last Sunday. Mr. Canfield made many friends during his stay in our city who regret his departure. May success attend him in his new field of labor.


Winfield Courier, October 12, 1882.

Mr. F. Higgins, for some time night watchman here, skipped out Wednesday morning, leaving many unpaid bills and uneasy creditors. He borrowed sundry small amounts where he could the day before he departed. We are sorry to lose Mr. Higgins under such circumstancesCsorry one dollar=s worth.


Winfield Courier, October 12, 1882.

Mr. Mina Thorn and wife, and Miss Minnie Bordner, son-in-law and daughter of William Bordner of Beaver Township, from Jackson County, Michigan, are visiting their friends in this county and are so well pleased with the country that they propose to sell out in Michigan and settle here. They will bring considerable means with them.


Winfield Courier, October 12, 1882.

Some two weeks ago Sheriff Thralls of Wellington got information that eight of the murderers and cutthroats which raided Caldwell and killed Maher, were in a camp in the Territory near the Pan Handle. He got Sheriff Shenneman and some others and went out there, hunted up the camp, and surrounded it. They found none of the gang, but became convinced that one of them had been there.


Winfield Courier, October 12, 1882.

On Thursday and Friday last Mr. AAlderman Jenkins,@ of the Borough of Salford, Manchester, England, and Mr. Benjamin Miller, Solicitor, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, visited Winfield accompanied by Mr. S. M. Jarvis, of the well known firm of Jarvis, Conklin & Co., loan brokers of our city and of Kansas City, Missouri. They were driven around about these parts and observing the farms and agricultural products expressed their great pleasure at all they saw, and the wonderful strides and progress we have made in so few years. The AAlderman,@ who is one of the municipal representatives of a very large and heavily populated Borough, has visited many of the principal cities of America and also especially through a great portion of Kansas, has expressed his wonder and delight at all he has seen, and in no state has he been more pleased with the fertility of the soil, the healthy appearance of the farms, the bracing air, and the flourishing appearance of evrything than in our own. In conversation with some of our leading citizens, he has expressed these views, and has wished us all in parting every prosperity. He has hopes of again visiting us at some distant day and renewing here and further on his researches. Mr. Miller has also expressed his concurrence in these views. Both gentlemen expressed their high estimation of Mr. Jarvis, and owe the pleasure they have had entirely to his energy, kindness, and consideration.


Winfield Courier, October 12, 1882.

Dr. C. Perry came in with his family last week and will move into his residence on 10th Avenue at once. We are heartily glad to welcome the Doctor and his estimable family to our city. After his departure, the Doctor received the following nice little compliment from his old home, which we clip from the Wenona (Illinois) Index.

ADr. C. Perry and family went west on Monday=s C. & A. train to make their home at Winfield, Cowley County, Kansas. The Doctor has become largely interested in real estate and stock in Southwestern Kansas, and has gone there to give it his personal attention. He is fitting up a fine stock ranch and fencing about 1,000 acres. It is with no little regret that we announce the departure of such an excellent gentleman as Dr. Perry for other fields of labor, but such is the fate of every locality. Southwestern Kansas, however, will gain a most estimable gentleman and good citizen, and the Index commends him to the good people of that locality as one in every way worthy their highest esteem.@


Winfield Courier, October 12, 1882.

Rev. James Cairns and wife have returned from their summer=s visit to England and Scotland, arriving in Winfield on Monday evening. They have had one of the most enjoyable trips and he returns loaded with the good things which he has seen and heard, for he is one who sees and hears evrything in an appreciative and understanding manner. We may expect to hear the results of his observations on this summer jaunt in his discourses and conversation for some time to come, and we anticipate much pleasure therefrom. His congregation and many warm friends are particularly happy in his return.


Winfield Courier, October 12, 1882.

T. F. Axtel has disposed of the English Kitchen Restaurant to Messrs. Bacastow & Fashing, and will settle on his farm on Posey Creek. Since Mr. Axtel took hold of the restaurant, it has grown steadily in favor until today it stands in the front rank as regards business. We are sorry to part with Mr. and Mrs. Axtel, and should they at some future time return to Winfield and engage in the same business we venture the assertion that the house will be Apacked to overflowing.@ May their rural life be a pleasant one.


Winfield Courier, October 12, 1882.

Messrs. Horning, Robinson & Co., have on exhibition a grand display of stoves of all kinds. They take special pride in the New Hecia for 1882 and the Franklin. The New Hecia is a base burner heater and is one of the most beautiful parlor stoves we have seen. The Franklin is a coal heater of a very different pattern, but very fine. They have also the Denmark, a retort burner of soft coal, got up in the Queen Anne style. Those preparing to supply themselves with heaters this fall will do well to call and see them.



Winfield Courier, October 12, 1882.

Tom Quarles and Vanmeter cut their shackles again last Friday. They were cut between the jaws, just as Dick [??? THOUGHT HIS NAME WAS ED GLASS???] Glass had cut his. While making his usual morning examination of the jail and prisoners, Sheriff Shenneman detected the cut in the shackles, which was neatly filled with soap and blackened with charcoal. Quarles is one of the worst prisoners ever confined in our jail, and it takes watching to hold him. [THIS TIME THEY SAID VANMETER...SOMETIMES THEY HAVE VAN METER...SOMETIMES VanMeter....HARD TO TELL WHAT IS CORRECT.]


Winfield Courier, October 12, 1882.

MARRIED. Capt. Will Whiting will commit matrimony at the Baptist Church this (Thursday) evening. It is probably the most sensible act of his life. Miss Maggie McLean is the bride. It will be a gay affair, as two hundred invitations are out for the reception to be held at the residence of Col. Whiting. We wish the happy couple all the joys which the circumstances so richly promise.


Winfield Courier, October 12, 1882.

John B. Lynn is one of the enterprising and successful merchants of this city. He carries a very heavy stock of well selected goods, just what is wanted, and keeps a corps of salesmen who know how to please his customers. He has by years of work and enterprise established an enviable reputation in this city.


Winfield Courier, October 12, 1882.

The local editor started last Saturday for Leavenworth, where he will remain two weeks or more as a grand juror in the United States court. He has done a great deal of hard work on the COURIER this summer past and needs a rest. We hope that the change will help him greatly, for we know that grand jury work is a mere recreation as compared tto newspaper work.


Winfield Courier, October 12, 1882.

Elder J. M. Shepherd, of the Christian Church, and editor of the Faithful Witness, published at Topeka, will preach here in the Christian Church, Sunday, October 22nd, morning and evening. He will also preach at Burden Monday night, October 23rd; at Floral Tuesday night, 24th; Beaver Center Wednesday night, 25th; and Belle Plaine Thursday night, 26th.


Winfield Courier, October 12, 1882.

Will C. Garvey returned to Topeka to his post of responsibility last Saturday. Will is one of the most active, pleasant, and agreeable of the railroad agents of the whole line, and what is better, the Santa Fe company appreciate him and place him at the head of their most important station.



Winfield Courier, October 12, 1882.

C. C. Harris is seen on our streets again. He has been rusticating in Milwaukee and Waukesha, Wisconsin, through the summer, but returned because it got too cold for him up there. It does not appear that he brought the widow back with him. Please bring back our moon.


Winfield Courier, October 12, 1882.

Mrs. Clara T. Beach was last week elected Grand Worthy Secretary of the Grand Lodge of Good Templars of this State. Her husband, City Clerk Beach, filled the office for several years, during which time he got the affairs of the Grand Lodge in excellent shape.


Winfield Courier, October 12, 1882.

Winfield Machine Works.

Mr. Abbott, the new member of the firm, is a practical Millwright and Draughtsman from Avon, Illinois. He came to Kansas in June, 1881, with Mr. Ayers, to superintend the building of his new mill on the canal at Arkansas City, after which he superintended putting in the machinery of Mr. W. H. Spear=s new mill at the same place, and is well qualified to build any mill from the water wheel or engine to the flour packer.

Mr. S. Clarke has been with us since September, 1878, and is a machinist, engineer, etc.



Winfield Courier, October 12, 1882.

I. O. G. T.

At the recent session of the Grand Lodge of Good Templars held in Topeka Oct. 3rd and 4th, the following officers were chosen.

G. W. C. T.: James A. Troutman, Topeka.

G. W. Coun.: G. S. Dearbrn, Vinland.

G. W. V. T.: Miss Orleana Walrath, Oxford.

G. W. S.: Mrs. Clara T. Beach, Winfield.

G. W. T.: James Grimes, Parsons.

G. W. Chap.: Rev. A. S. Buzzell, Dodge City.

G. W. Mar.: A. D. Billings, Marion.

G. W. G.: Mrs. M. A. Brown, Girard.

G. W. Sent.: E. Y. Dollenmayer, Wilson.

G. W. A. S.: W. P. Biggs, Lawrence.

G. W. D. M.: Mrs. N. E. Williford, Galena.

P. G. W. C. T.: L. Brown, Girard.


Winfield Courier, October 12, 1882.

The Markets. Today (Wednesday) wheat brings 72 cents for best. Owing to the bad roads, the receipts for the past week have been extremely light. Corn brings 26 cents; butter 25 cents; and eggs 15 cents. Potatoes bring 50 to 75 cents per bushel; sweet potatoes $1.00; cabbage 2 cents per lb.; chickens $2.25 to $3.00 per dozen.


Winfield Courier, October 12, 1882.

The annual conference of the United Brethren Church for the Arkansas Valley convenes Thursday, Oct. 12th, at the Mt. Zion Church, six miles west of Winfield. Bishop E. B. Kephart, D. D., of Iowa, will preside. A cordial invitation is extended to all who can attend the session. It will continue over the Sabbath.


Winfield Courier, October 12, 1882.

DIED. Mr. I. C. Loomis died at his residence in Arkansas City on Monday evening, October 9, 1882, at 10 o=clock, aged 81 years. He is the father of Mrs. J. C. McMullen, of this city. He has been a remarkable man in his day annd has a history which we will try to give in brief next week.


Winfield Courier, October 12, 1882.

TO BE MARRIED. Miss Jennie Melville has engaged another school, with only one pupil this time. He is William Kellerman, of Parsons, Kansas. The contract will be signed on the 18th at the residence of her sister in Parsons. We wish her boundless joy in her new relations.


Winfield Courier, October 12, 1882.

The Ivanhoe Club held their first meeting of the season at the residence of R. E. Wallis last Tuesday evening. They established a program of exercises and adjourned to meet at the residence of Dr. Emerson on Tuesday evening the 24th.


Winfield Courier, October 12, 1882.

Mr. F. O. Popenoe, of Topeka, the Governor=s stenographer, one of the bright young men of Kansas, called on us Wednesday in company with his uncle, Mr. L. Holcomb, of Pleasant Valley.


Winfield Courier, October 12, 1882.

F. W. Freeland has bought out the 9th Avenue house fixtures and leased the house for two years. He knows how to keep a hotel and a bake shop too. We predict he will make a success of the enterprise.


Winfield Courier, October 12, 1882.

DIED. John M. Connor, a stone mason, died Wednesdy morning in his 45th year. He had lived in this city about a year. He was uncle of John Connor, the bright boy who worked in the COURIER office.


Winfield Courier, October 12, 1882.

W. Carson, of Holt County, Missouri, a relative of Mr. A. Defebaugh, came in on the train last night and will go into the sheep business quite extensively. We welcome him and would like to see other capitalists follow suit.

Winfield Courier, October 12, 1882.

There will be services in the Courthouse next Sabbath evening at 7-1/2 o=clock. Bishop E. B. Kephard, D. D., of the United Brethren Church, is expected to preach.


Winfield Courier, October 12, 1882.

A. D. Crowell is selling out his sheep and is going to Troy, New York, to engage in the wholesale Chicago Dressed Beef business, very much to our regret.


Winfield Courier, October 12, 1882.

Rev. Fred Otte, German Lutheran minister, will preach next Sabbath (15th inst.), at Udall schoolhouse. All are invited.


Winfield Courier, October 12, 1882.

W. A. Lee starts today for Southern Missouri, to be gone a few weeks.


Winfield Courier, October 12, 1882.


EDS. COURIER: The Walnut Valley Baptist Assocation met in this city on the 6th, preceded by the ministerial and laymen=s conference of the same body. The opening sermon was preached by Rev. Wm. Parker of Clearwater. Rev. J. Cairns of Winfield was re-elected Moderator, and Rev. Mr. Harper, of Wichita, Clerk and Treasurer. The weather was very wet, preventing much of the usual attendance, but it was both pleasant and profitable to those who were there, and showed material progress in the denominational ranks. Several new churches but no debts. REX.


Winfield Courier, October 12, 1882.

First Light Artillery.

The membrs of St. John Battery will meet at the courthouse in Winfield on Saturday, Oct. 14th, 1882, for the purpose of electing officers and other important business.

By order of N. A. HAIGHT, Captain.


Winfield Courier, October 12, 1882.

Teachers= Directory.

The following teachers have notified the County Superintendent of their school contracts.


Miss Anna L. Hunt, District 1.

Miss Leota Gary, District 4.

Miss Jennie Davy, District 119.

Miss Anna Kuhn, District 28.

Miss Hattie Pontious, District 22.

Miss Emma Grifley, District 57.

Miss Rosa Frederick, District 49.

Miss Annie E. McClung, District 133.

Will Tremor, District 8.

A. Staggers, District 12.

R. W. Shite, District 19.

J. H. Crotsley, District 21.

Chas. F. Ware, District 48.

D. D. Stuber, District 65.

S. L. Herriott, District 68.

F. H. Burton, District 75.

D. J. Brothers, District 97.


C. T. Atkinson, city schools.

Miss Emma Rhodes, District 64.

Mrs. E. Kephart, Disttrict 62.

J. W. Arren, District 53.

C. F. Cunningham, District 69.

R. L. Balyeat, District 80.

S. J. Gilbert, District 79.


Miss Lizzie Burden, District 113.

Mrs. Mary A. Rude, District 78.

T. J. Rude, District 78.

E. A. Millard, District 90.

James H. Hutchison, District 30.


Mary Christopher, District 92.

W. M. Christopher, District 44.

D. W. Ramage, District 39.


Miss Anna Vaught, District 5.

Miss Emma Elliott, District 5.

J. R. Smith, Jrr., District 88.


James S. Tull, District 16.

Grant Wilkins, District 65.

Kate A. Martin, Floral, District 20.

Porter Wilson, Akron, District 26.

S. F. Overman, Otto, District 86.


Fannie McKinlay, District 72.

Lilly Perrin, District 81.

L. T. Maddux, District 13.


W. R. Ketcham, District 85.

Miss M. L. Page, District 58.


Winfield Courier, October 19, 1882.



Winfield Courier, October 19, 1882.

Sedan Pencilings.

EDS. COURIER: We are in trouble, they say, at least I am sure that we are entitled to the sympathy of our people. Cowley County was never menaced by such a monster of political bastardy as is preparing to launch itself into the arena in Chautauqua County this fall. In a county overflowing with wealth and schools we might expect to see liberal p;olitics. But alas! The old principle of ARule or Ruin,@ is omnipresent as the spirit of Democracy itself, and the minority factions, Democratic and Greenback, curing the genius of fusion from winter till fall, are preparing to embrace each other with open arms in the early days of October. The Republican convention met and nominated a strict prohibition ticket. Now comes forward the opposition, preparing a nasty pill for the public, coated with the sugary title of APeople=s ticket.@ Sore headed Republicans started it, Greenbackers boosted it, Democrats sustain it. The cry of Madam Roland, AOh, Liberty, what crimes are committed in thy name,@ comes to us with peculiar force when we are compelled to exclaim, AOh! People of America, what schemes of political villainy are hidden by thy name!@ The Greenback party of this county, whose Lilliputian squeak has been heard from time to time calling for reforms which nothing but sore heads had ever discovered; finding that their financial taffy would never elevate them to office, have waved all nominations in deference to the so-called peoples= convention. The Democrats have a similar part in the program, and then the deed is done; and what have we then? A few trembling Greenbackers hiding under the wing of a vulture to avoid the tempest of defeat which confronts them, ready to enter the crop of that voracious bird when the danger shall have subsided.

Then what have we remaining? Democracy. Nothing but sublimated Democracy. And has the time come to trust that? Democracy which was born before true civilization commenced, stood up and swore eternal allegiance to a code adapted to that day, and the light of modern advancement has never been able to illumine the veil of political retrogression which envelops its imperios head. In an age of slavery it adopted principles of slavery, and when slavery died all that remained of Democracy constituted a pale and emaciated twin. In an age of states rights, it adopted principles of states rights; and when a righteous power choked that villainous phantom to death, Democracy hobbled away on one leg. In an age of free whiskey, and now it fights with the desperation of a bayed hyena; for when free whiskey is lost its last leg is gone, and its detestable trunk, covered with the odor of riot, revolution, and rebellion inherits a realm of infamous oblivion. Free whiskey is its motto, free whiskey is its idol, free whiskey is its Ebenezer. No other element has ever shown such little scruple in the exercise of power, and such desperate resolution in retaining that power, as this same fusion agency. No other power in the history of our country has assumed to raise the skeleton of a dead issue and march it before its line of battle as has this same pretending party. In its struggle for supremacy, the ominious whim against our finest statutes comes to our ears like the fatal winds of despair, sighing through the skeleton of a murdered republic; and in the exercise of that power nothing is heard but the gluttonous grapple and sinister snarl as this great army of political swine rush into the gardens of the nation.

And this is the trap which Democrats, Greenbackers, and disaffected Republicans have covered with the cloak of a patronizing title to wreck the only party which has ever reflected an iota of credit upon any county, or state, or upon the nation since the days of Andrew Jackson. It is an Anti-prohibition movement from stem to stern. The Greenback convention blew out at the breech in its favor, and the Democrats embrace it with joy, because it antagonizes St. John, Prohibition, and the Republican party more effectually than anything else.

And we want the COURIER for humanity=s sake to aid us in airing this half-breed combination, intended as it is to ruin that which it cannot control.



Winfield Courier, October 19, 1882.

Kansas Penitentiary Items.

There were six hundred and seventy-five convicts in the penitentiary last week.

Since the rains, the water supply has been increased within the prison walls.

The prison chapel is a model of neatness.

The penitentiary railroad depot is of sufficient importance to delay Union Pacific trains in handling the immense amounts of freight that are shipped from the institution.

Four thousand bushels of coal are mined every day at the penitentiary, and every bushel of it is sold as soon as it is out of the ground.

The work in the air shaft at the penitentiary coal mines is progressing. The miners are sinking about a foot every day.

The number of men employed in and about the penitentiary coal sbaft is one hundred and twenty-five. This includes miners, topmen, and bosses.

The road from the city to the penitentiary should be macadamized.

Leavenworth Times.


Winfield Courier, October 19, 1882.


The Texas papers tell a marvelous story of a young man named Harrison, who was attacked by three cowboys and three Indians in the Indian Nation, and after a bloody battle won the field. The Indians were killed and all of the cowboys wounded.


Winfield Courier, October 19, 1882.


People are swarming over the state in search of cattle ranches.

Kansas has furnished 400,000 head of fat cattle for market this year.

Mrs. Mary Wellman, of Winfield, has written for the State Historical Society a biographical sketch of her huusband, the late Libbeus F. Wellman, who was killed by an accident near Winfield June 14th last. Mr. Wellman was the author of the AHistory of the Twenty-Fourth Indiana Veteran Volunteers.@

Speaking of the late state fairs, the Atchison Champion says: ABoth these fairs were run by railroad companies. The Santa Fe was the backer of the Topeka, and the Union Pacific of the Bismarck institution. The Santa Fe was most successful because it had the earliest date, and because it is a Kansas railroad, and its managers have an interest in Kansas that the other road, run by capitalists who never come here and who care nothing about the state, cannot be expected to feel. Then the Santa Fe was liberal, plucky, advertised well, and did business on a broad-gauge principle; while the Union PacificCso gentlemen connected with the Bismarck fair have told usCwas slow, niggardly and penurious. The varying results were what might have been expected.

Articles of consolidation of the Wichita and Southwestern, the Cowley, Sumner and Ft. Smith railway, and the Harvey County railroad have been filed with State Secretary Smith. The name of the consolidated company is the AWichita & Southwestern Railway.@ Also articles of consolidation of the Marion & McPherson railway and Marion & McPherson Extension railway company. The consolidated road will be know as the Marion & McPherson. Also articles of consolidation of the Kansas City, Emporia & Southern railway company. All these roads are operated by the A. T. & S. F. Railway Company.


Winfield Courier, October 19, 1882.

AD. S. CLARKE, Machinist and Engineer.

G. W. ABBOTT, Millwright and Draughtsman.


CLARKE & ABBOTT, Proprietors,


Will also furnish estimates, specifications, and drawings for all kinds of machinery for Flouring Mills, Saw Mills, and contract for building the samme.

Manufacturers= Agents for all kinds of Mill Machinery and Furnishings, Steam, Water, and Gas Fittings.

Will send men to a distance to erect or repair ENGINES, BOILERS, ETC., at reasonable rates. Repairing Engines, Boilers, etc., a specialty.

Shops near Santa Fe Depot, Winfield, Kansas.


Winfield Courier, October 19, 1882.


Henry Goldsmith is off to the east for the purchase of his fall stock of goods.

Mirrors and looking glasses from 25 cents to $50 at the Champion Furniture Store.

N. B. Holden of Cambridge came down to do the county seal last Tuesday and called on the COURIER.


Winfield Courier, October 19, 1882.


J. W. Douglass of Fairview Township called Tuesday. He is a good citizen and an excellent auctioneer.

T. R. Bryan has bought the lot just north of Lynn=s store and will proceed to build a large fine business house thereon.

One of the millinery firm of Taylor & Taylor returned from Chicago Tuesday evening, where she has been purchasing goods.

S. T. Marling, of New Salem, was in last week and says that the people up there are highly pleased with our correspondent, Olivia. So are we!

Rev. J. E. Platter and lady returned on Friday from Emporia, where he had been attending the meeting of the Presbyterian Synod of Kansas.

Mr. S. Nauman sold in Winfield last Tuesday ten hogs that averaged 370 pounds each at 7 cents. A fine lot and good sale for this early in the season.

R. Wilber Dever is down from Topeka for a week=s visit with his father=s family. Wilber looks well and happy and his many friends are glad to see him.

The wheat sown in September is growing rapidly and looks as green and gay as possible. Much wheat has been sown in October and the work is now completed.

R. J. Yeoman, who bought the Corson farm, has arrived with his family from Fayette County, Ohio, and will go to work to find out what can be done at farming in Cowley.

Mr. Bozarth from Northeast Missouri called on Monday. He has abandoned the mossback country and will settle in Cowley County where he can raise wheat and corn and fine stock.


Winfield Courier, October 19, 1882.

The skating rink under the management of Murdoch and Powers opened on Monday evening with a small admission fee for the band, which discoursed sweet music the while. The rink is a popular resort of our young people.


Winfield Courier, October 19, 1882.

Judge Torrance closed his term of court at Wichita Saturday and was at home with his family Sunday and Monday. In the evening of Monday he went over to Wellington to hold a term of court.


Winfield Courier, October 19, 1882.

The reading of Miss Anna Morgan at the Presbyterian Church last Monday evening was excellent. She has a magnificent voice, rich and strong, and some of her renditions were nearly perfect. The audience was delighted.


Winfield Courier, October 19, 1882.

Mr. A. S. Blanchard started on Monday for Florida, where he expects to remain through the winter. He thinks that climate will be better for his health during the winter months. He is one of our best citizens and we hope to see him back in the spring in robust health.

Winfield Courier, October 19, 1882.

J. D. Douglass of Nemaha County, dropped into our sanctum Tuesday in company with his brother, W. C. Douglass, of New Salem. J. D. Is a staunch Republican and enthusiastic Kansas man. He is likely to locate in this county.


Winfield Courier, October 19, 1882.

Prof. Mauler gave a lesson dancing to the new dancing class last Wednesday evening. There were twenty-four gentlemen present with their ladies. The lessons will be given on Wednesday evening of each week for fifteen weeks.


Winfield Courier, October 19, 1882.

M. Hahn & Co., have one of the best stocks of clothing, carpets, hats, Dry Goods, etc., in the West and their rooms are central and convenient. They have gentlemanly and obliging salesmen who please their customers, and they are doing a very heavy business.


Winfield Courier, October 19, 1882.

Joseph Randle of Illinois is visiting his sister, Mrs. James Utt of Cedar Township. He was in town Saturday with Mr. Utt and expressed his astonishment at finding so fine a town and so fine a country in a place so recently inhabited only by Indians and wild animals.


Winfield Courier, October 19, 1882.

L. B. Stone, the new County Treasurer, takes hold of the business of the office in a way to show that he has the ability to master its intricacies at once. He has taken every pains to make himself efficient in that kind of work and bids fair to prove himself one of our best public servants.


Winfield Courier, October 19, 1882.

Mr. Rrobert Elstun of Emporia spent several days of last week in Winfield, making many friends who will be glad to see him again at some future day. Mr. Elstun has spent several weeks at Geuda Springs with his sister and cousin, who have been much benefitted by the use of the water thee.


Winfield Courier, October 19, 1882.

It has always been said that celery cannot be raised in Kansas. A Topeka man, it is said, has offered a thousand dollars to anyone who will raise a good crop of celery in Kansas and teach him how it is done. Frank Manny has as fine a crop of celery as we ever saw anywhere and knows how it is done. We advice him to hunt up that Topeka man and claim the thousand dollars.


Winfield Courier, October 19, 1882.

Drs. H. H. Park and S. B. Park from Indiana and Illinois have settled in Winfield and will engage in the business of their profession. Dr. S. B. has his family with him, a wife and three little children. Dr. H. H. makes the eye and ear a specialty and is thoroughly well posted in these. They are intelligent, pleasant gentlemen, and will be received with favor by the people of this place.


Winfield Courier, October 19, 1882.

The Board of Directors of the Agricultural Fair Association met at the COURIER office last Saturday to close up the business of the late fair. Present: Judge Tipton, president; T. A. Blanchard, secretary; J. J. Johnson, J. C. Roberts, W. J. Hodges. After transacting such business as came before it, the Board adjourned until Saturday, October 28th, which is the regular meeting.


Winfield Courier, October 19, 1882.

MARRIED. The marriage of Mr. Will O. Whiting and Miss Maggie McClain, which took place at the Baptist Church last Thursday evening, was an unusually brilliant one. The church was filled with friends, who had gathered to see the ceremony performed, and the church was beautifully decorated for the occasion. The ceremony was performed by Rev. J. Cairns, in his most impressive manner, and the happy couple retired to the residence of Col. Wm. Whiting to receive the congratulations of their friends, of whom about fifty were present and partook of an elegant repast, after which the bride and groom were driven to the depot to take the westbound train for an extended bridal tour. The bride was attired in a handsome steel gray grosgrain silk, elegantly trimmed in cream Spanish lace and orange blossoms. Miss Cora Berkey, the bridesmaid, was dressed in pink silk with white over-dress, pink flowers, and Spanish lace. Mr. Jack Hyden was best man for the groom, and Messrs. Fred Whiting, Chas. Hodges, and Jim. Berry acted as ushers. We extend congratulations to the happy pair and hope they may live long and prosper.


Winfield Courier, October 19, 1882.

Major J. W. Powell, of the U. S. Survey and topographical engineers, made us a call on Saturday. He is the officer who explored the great Colorado Canon and is the most energetic, capable, and scientific officer of the government surveys. His description of his work and geological researches are among the best in the government records, and are read by scientists with the great interest. He came to Winfield to purchase a house and lots for his sister, Mrs. Eliza D. Garlick, for a residence and a Kindergarten school. As soon as she can arrange matters, she will become a permanent resident here and will introduce the kind of school for children so famous as the best, most pleasing, and effective. Winfield will receive her with cordial enthusiasm.


Winfield Courier, October 19, 1882.

The ASpy of the Atlantic,@ will be given to the citizens of Winfield under the management of Mr. L. D. Dobbs on Dec. 14, 15, and 16. More will be said about it before the time comes, but we expect to see Manning=s Opera House packed at that time as it never was filled before. The cast of characters is mostly made up and the parties will immediately be in training. They will be mostly made up of the best amateur talent of Winfield.


Winfield Courier, October 19, 1882.

Mrs. T. G. Ticer arrived in Winfield from Las Vegas on Tuesday. She was accompanied by Mr. O. S. Ticer, a brother of her late husband, who has been in business in Las Vegas, but prroposes now to open a business in Winfield. He is a bright, active businessman and we expect him to succeed. Mrs. Ticer will be gladly welcomed back by her numerous warm friends here.


Winfield Courier, October 19, 1882.

The Winfield Sportsman=s club met at the Brettun House parlors the evening of the 16th and elected their annual officers: C. C. Black, President; J. N. Harter, Vice President; Jacob Nixon, Secretary; and J. S. Huntt, Treasurer. Eleven new members enrolled. Second annual hunt to take place November 2nd, followed by a supper at the Brettun, at the expense of the losing side.


Winfield Courier, October 19, 1882.

The whiskey trial last week proves that there are plenty of men in Winfield who will tell the truth when put on the witness stand however much they may hate to Agive a friend away,@ and that there are plenty of men for jurors who will decide according to law and evidence, however much they may be opposed to the law.


Winfield Courier, October 19, 1882.

Mr. Harmon Barlow will oblige Will McClellan at the Post-office delivery by calling for a package of clothing which has been there for a month or more. Will cannot make use of the clothes as they do nott fit enough.


Winfield Courier, October 19, 1882.

Rev. Cairns gave his congregation Sunday morning his observations while abroad as to the modes of conducting religious services in England and Scotland, in addition to his sermon.


Winfield Courier, October 19, 1882.

Mr. L. S. Corson of Ninnescah Township got away from his crops last Tuesday long enough to visit the COURIER.


Winfield Courier, October 19, 1882.

Fresh oysters at all hours, day or night, at Jolliff=s lunch counter.

First-class lunch, only ten cents, at Jolliff=s lunch counter.


Winfield Courier, October 19, 1882.

It Does Prohibit a Little.

Ed. Weitzell was tried last week before Justice Buckman for selling beer and whiskey contrary to law. The trial lasted three days. Jennings & Troup and Henry E. Asp prosecuted and J. Wade McDonald and S. D. Pryor defended. Saturday evening the jury of twelve, after consulting two or three hours, brought in a verdict of guilty. The Justice assessed a fine of $200, and costs. The costs, attorney=s fees, and some little outside matters which he would not like to mention, must have cost him about $250, and there are yet five complaints against him to be tried. He took an appeal with a thousand dollar bond. If tried in the District Court, the witness who happened (?) To be absent will be present, there will be no doubt about the result, and it will probably cost him $$1,000 in all. Frank Manny says that Ed. was an officer of the Good Templars and a warm advocate of the prohibition amendment and that he is now taking his own medicine so he must not squeal.

It seems that Ed. commenced selling at his hotel stand, which he was using as a billiard hall, during fair week. He hired W. D. Smith to tend bar for him at $25 per month. He kept his business so close that it did not get out on him until last week. He had then sold intoxicaging liquors to the amountt of about $60. Frank Jennings got hold of it, investigated the matter, and made six complaints against him and one against the boy, Smith, his bar tender. Ed. got bail for himself, but let Smith go to jail. Ed. was tried on one cae, convicted and fined $200, and cost. Smith plead guilty and was fined $100. Ed. then plead guilty on another complaint and ws fined $100. The fines and costs in all amounted to over $600, besides attorney fees and other expenses, with four complaints standing against. Verily the way of the transgressor is hard.


Winfield Courier, October 19, 1882.

MARRIED. Mr. James B. Moore, of the firm of George W. Moore & Co., of this city, was married yesterday afternoon at Cambridge, Massachusetts, to Miss Annie C., eldest daughter of Sir William B. Richards, of Ottawa, Canada. The ceremony was attended by a limited number of friends, and was conducted by the Rev. A. B. G. Allen of Cambridge. The bride=s father was for a long period chief justice of Canada, resigning the position but a few years ago. Mr. and Mrs. Moore, after a two months= tour of the Dominion and the West, will resident in Hartford. Hartford (Connecticut) Daily Courant of Oct. 13.


Winfield Courier, October 19, 1882.

James Harden.

Mr. Harden last week turned over the office of treasurer of Cowley County to his successor, Mr. Stone. Mr. Harden has held the office for two years and leaves it in the very best condition. He has been faithful in his duties, strictly straight and square in his administration, and has made many friends by his many excellent qualities of mind and heart who hold him in the highest respect and will feel a warm interst in him and his wherever he goes.


Winfield Courier, October 19, 1882.

DIED. Died Oct. 6, 1882, Effie Louise, infant daughter of W. H. and L. P. Hudson, aged 1 year, 3 months, and 7 days.




Winfield Courier, October 19, 1882.

The following are the appointments of Winfield district made last week at the session of the Arkansas Valley Conference over which Bishop E. B. Kephart, D. D., presided.

WINFIELD DISTRICT: P. B. Lee, Presiding Elder.

Winfield Station: W. M. Friedley.

Winfield Circuit: D. S. Henninger.

Sheridan: T. W. Williams.

Douglass: J. A. Rupp.

El Dorado: J. Guyer.

Butler: G. W. B. Lacy.

Mulvane: F. P. Smith.

Cambridge: J. B. Hunter.

Salt City: A. Yeake.

Wellington: J. W. Fisher.

Harper: E. Ozbun.

Kingman: G. H. Smith.

Sego: A. E. Helm.

J. H. Snyder, who was in charge of the work in this city the past year, is Presiding Elder on the Sedgwick District.


Winfield Courier, October 19, 1882.

MARRIED. Married at the residence of Mr. Allen Ayres, in Arkansas City, October 17, 1882, by Rev. J. Cairns, father of the bridegroom, John W. Cairns of Winfield, and Emma J. Hagin, of Cambridge, Illinois, daughter of the Hon. J. B. Hagin of the above place.


Winfield Courier, October 19, 1882.

The Markets: Today (Wednesday) wheat brings 70 cents, with considerable in the market. Corn sells at 30 cents. No oats in the market. Potatoes, 60 cents to $1.00; sweet potatoes, $1.00 to $1.25; chickens $2.00 to $3.00; butter 25 cents, and egga 15 cents. Apples $1.00.


Winfield Courier, October 19, 1882.


EDS. COURIER: I would like a question answered through the columns of your paper or by letter. Has anyone in Cowley County a fish pond stocked with the German Carp? If so, oblige by a response, as I am making a fish pond for the sole purpose of propagating the German Carp, and would much rather go to a pond in Cowley to get a stock than to have them shipped. H. H. HOOKER.


Winfield Courier, October 19, 1882.

S. A. Kitch, of Shelbyville, Illinois, called at the COURIER office last week. He is an old friend of Commissioner Harbaugh, and is on a visit to this county with his wife.


Winfield Courier, October 19, 1882.

New Salem Pencillings.


AChanges must come, and friends must part,

But distance cannot change the heart.@

Since I last wrote quite a number of the Salemites have gone visiting or off on business. Mr. Allen is having a fine time in Kentucky, we presume. Mr. and Mrs. Vance, also Mr. Joe Hoyland and his sister, Tirzah Hoyland, are having a pleasant time visiting friends and relatives in Cherryvale and Parsons, Kansas. And your humbe AOlivia@ is enjoying the hospitality of old time friends, the Davis family, at the ALeland House@ in Cherryvale; and if petting will drive sorrow from ones heart, I ought to be very happy indeed. Well, may be there is none to drive out, and I am sure I am as happy as I well can be.

Rev. C. P. Graham is home again from Presbytery.

Miss May Christopher, we hear, is teaching in Moscow. Mr. W. M. Christopher is training the young ideas in Dexter.

Mrs. Wolfe has been quite ill with croup, but is better. Her house is completed and will soon be occupied.

Mr. S. A. Chapell was off on a short visit this week.

Mrs. Pixley enjoyed one week in Winfield and came home greatly refreshed.

It seems Salem is not always ready to buy wheat, as I know of one load that was taken back home. It seems too bad for farmers that there is not more life in the markets.

DIED. In our last Mrs. Brooking was very ill. Since then she has taken the journey we all must take some time, and from which no traveler returns. It seems so hard to place those we love most and best beneath the sod, and go to our homes and know their presence will never greet us again. They are better off than we, and it is cheering to know there is a land free from sorrow, death, and pain, and where (if we live aright) we may meet our loved again.

MARRIED. Miss Alvira Drummond and a Mr. Webber launched their barque on the matrimonial sea not long since. We trust their life voyage may be smooth sailing, and happiness may be theirs in abundance.

Mr. Moore, a friend of Mr. Miller, arrived in our vicinity quite recently from Indiana.

Mr. E. I. Johnson is quite indisposed.

Messrs. McEwen, McHenry, and Avis take rainy evenings to go riding and hunting.

I cannot write neighborhood news and go riding, and so on all at once, so to the many friends I reach out my hand and say Agood bye@ for this time. OLIVIA.


Winfield Courier, October 19, 1882.

G. A. R.

The Action Taken to Secure an Increase of Pensions in Certain Cases.



To the Editor of the Blade:

At the Fourth Annual Encampment of the G. A. R., at Grand Island, Nebraska, a number of old soldiers held a meeting to devise means to petition the United States Senate to pass H. R. Bill No. 1410, which will, if it becomes a law, increase the pension of those who have lost a limb, or qre equally disabled, to $40. This bill passed the House of Representatives almost unanimously, but was not reported by the Senate Committee on Pensions. But at the National Encampment at Baltimore, the three grand officers were chosen to present this matter to the Senate Committee, and the object of the meeting at Grand Island was to secure petitions to be presented in time to back their arguments. In order to accomplish this they have determined to place a petition in every Post of the G. A. R. in the Union, to be signed and returned ready to be forwarded when needed. To do this great work, Comrade S. C. Barrett, of Columbus, Nebraska, and Comrade Henry Fry, of Atlantic, Cass County, Iowa, were chosen Corresponding Secretaries and have divided the work, Comrade Fry taking the states of Iowa, Minnesota, Dakota, Wisconsin, Indiana, New York, New Hampshire, Connectticut, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Kentucky, Utah, California, Washington, and Idaho, and Comrade Barrett the balance. Anyone can see that the work assumed by these two Comrades is enormous, but they do it gratuitously, relying on tthose who have an interest in the passage of the bill to remit enough to pay the printing and passage and any who is interesteed in the passage of this bill who is not near a Post of the G. A. R., and who can get some names to the petition, will, if he lives in any of the states named above, send his name and address to Henry Fry, box 159, Atlantic, Cass County, Iowa, and he will receive a blank petition and circular by return mail, and if residing in other states, send to S. C. Barrett, Columbus, Nebraska. And now, comrades, we are working hard for you, and the expenses for printing and postage will be considerable, and we rely on you to see that it is paid. We have no time to lose. We must demand our rights, and if you are interested in the passage of this bill, remit what you think you can afford to push this matter to a triumphant success. These two comrades are personally endorsed by Commander in Chief Col. Paul Vandervvoort and Col. Alexander, Department Commander of Nebraska.

COM. E. G. HARMON, Crete, Nebraska.


Winfield Courier, October 19, 1882.

Ten Dollar Reward. Strayed or stolen, on Sept. 18th, one liver colored Bird Dog 6 or 7 years old. 4 in. white spotted with red on left fore foot, 1 in. Same on right; medium size. Ten dollars reward will be paid for his return to J. N. Harter, Harter Bros. Drug Store.


Winfield, Oct. 17, 1882.


Winfield Courier, October 26, 1882.

Arizona Letter.


EDS. COURIER: Some time having elapsed since writing a few jottings from this section, a communication at the present time may perhaps be acceptable.

AThe sun do move,@ and so do mining matters in this northern part of Arizona, but not with the rush we impatient Western slopers would like to see, though the lookout is brighter than it has ever been before. A great many properties have changed hands the last few months and some of them are turning out very rich ore. Some in this vicinity, as the Peck, Black Warrior, Tuscumbiia, Homesite, Dos Oris, Blue Dick, are all turning out ore that runs up into the thousands, but the facilities for turning it into bullion are at present so limited that it creates very little excitement, and about one man is employed where fifty or even a hundred would be, if we had reduction works as they have through Colorado. These will come in time, but not before we get the branch railroad to Prescott, which by agreement is to be completed by next July. This part of Arizona will then get an impetus, such as we have been looking for and such as they had in the southern part of the Territory on the completion of the Southern Pacific R. R. Property in Prescott is increasing in value very rapidly now, and will rise much higher before the railroad reaches it, as there is no doubt of its making a good townCin fact, the only eligible place, taking into consideration all the requirements of location for a town of any size, in this part of the country, and it will always be the feeder for a great scope of mining country.

The business houses are built on the four sides of the plaza, which is quite level, and in which stands the County courthouse, a very handsome building costing fifty thousand dollars. As in all mining towns, the saloom buildings take the lead in numbers, and if some of my old Kansas friends could be suddenly transported to Prescott some evening and see the crowded saloons and hear the chink, chinking of the silver and gold that goes on continuously night after night, thousands of dollars changing hands nightly, it seems to me they would be rather puzzled what to make out of it all; and there are some very puzzling things, as in all cases where the genus man is concerned.

It is an every day occurrence for men to go into Prescott with from one to five hundred dollars that they have worked hard and faithfully for, and spend the last cent on a few day=s debauch, and after Asobering up,@ often in the lockup, strike out for a job again, seemingly as contented and independent as ever, nothing less than four dollars a day, many of them in this way making the rounds of all the mining camps of the whole country.

To show their liberality, will give an example. One was badly hurt near here the past summer, by a premature blast. One of his friends started out on a collecting trip and in one afternoon collected over two hundred dollars. In fact, when it comes Ato helping a worn and weary brother,@ they stand in the front rank of any class of men.

For all this wild hilarity, Prescott is a peaceable town, and rows are of rare occurrence. The merchants are all doing well, apparently, having large trade and very high prices which will have to come down when the railroad gets in. Kansas butter has been selling this summer in Prescott for fifty cents per pound, and about the cheapest butter to be got.

Prescott lacks one thing, which is very much needed and which no other town of its population (about 2,500) that I have ever seen lacked, a good hotel. Such a one as the Brettun House, well conducted, would be an Aimmense@ thing for the proprietor. Strangers have to sleep where they can find a lodging and eat at one of the restaurants. It is surprising that someone who has the means don=t take this opportunity of benefitting himself as well as the place and the traveling public. The stages often come in lately loaded with passengers. It will very likely be the case here as in some Kansas towns, when someone does build, others will do the same and so overdo it.

Mr. Howland of Winfield has succeeded in inducing Eastern capital to take hold with himself and the writer in developing some of their mining properties in this vicinity, and operations will commence on the same lively, in a few days.

These jottings are lengthening out more than I had intended, so I will bid your many readers au revoir for the present. ARIZONA.


Winfield Courier, October 26, 1882.


The Telegram asserts that the population of Winfield is now 700 less than it was when prohibition went into effect. This is a pretty story to send out to the world, and if it is bbelieved, won=t it benefit the reputation of Winfield amazingly? It is true that the assessor returrned a population of 2,766 in 1880, 2,996 in 1881, and only 2,660 in 1882, but it is also true that the U. S. Enumerations in 1880 returned a population of 2,844, which is a considerable in excess of that returned by the assessor in that year, and it is well known that ourr assessors, in their multifarious duties of making lists of property for taxation, and of agricultural statistics, are apt to miss a great many persons in taking the enumeration of inhabitants. It is probable, thereefore, that there were many missed in the census of this year. It was taken in the spring after there had been an exodus of farmers= familes to their homes, and of men who had caught the mining fever to the mountains. The crops of the year before were almost a failure, and business as a consequence dull, and the demand for labor diminished. Since spring, when that last census was taken, the increase of population is marked, new residences have been built, and every available room is occupied. Never has there been more rooms in the city than now, and never were the rooms more crowded with inhabitants. There is a demand for more house room every day, and no sensible, honest resident, who has observed the situation carefully, will doubt that there are many more inhabitants here than ever before, many more than when the town was crowded with the families of railroad builders. We are of the opinion that the population now is near five hundred greater than in the spring of 1881. More men are engaged in mercantile pursuits, and are doing a much larger business; more are at mechanical work; all the avocations of city life are more active, and there never was a time when the signs of substantial prosperity were as many and as prominent as they are today. While a few saloonists and their employees and families have left because of prohibition, many more families have come here because of it.


Winfield Courier, October 26, 1882.


It will be remembered that J. Gould assumed control of the Missouri Pacific railroad in the early part of 1881, since which time the great influence he possesses has been plainly shown by the increased earnings of the road, especially on through traffic. On Tuesday last Mr. J. C. Burnett, agent of the road, received insttructions to prepare by Friday noon a complete statement showing every pound of freight that has been transferred from this road to the A. T. & S. F. at their junction at Emporia since January, 1881. To do this within the allotted time required an unusual amount of work. Mr. Burnett and four assistants worked almost constantly night and day and sent the statement off in good shape.

Before Gould took hold of the road, the earnings for the freight transferred at this point were about $400 a month. For July this year the figures are over $20,000, and for August over $14,000. The number of pounds transferred in January, 1881, was 300,954; in August, 1882, 6,000,696. The total number of pounds transferred in 1881 was 48,283,094 or 2,415 car-loads, upon which the earnings were $116,089.81, and the pounds transferred for the first eight months of this year was 47,293.81, or 2,394 car-loads, amounting to $109,341.50. The great bulk of this business results from the transfer of freight from the Missouri Pacific to the Santa Fe road at Emporia instead of at Atchison and Kansas City, as formerly.

Emporia Republican.


Winfield Courier, October 26, 1882.


EDS. COURIER: We have again hunted up our pencil to jot down a few items from this corner. After the weeks of wet, rainy weather, we are once more having nice, clear weather, and we think with the sun, moon, and comet to illuminate the heavens above us and the intellectual light streaming forth from some of our Greenback orators to enlighten the world about us, the people of this community should consider themselves the most fortunate and enlighteneed people of the present age. Notwithstanding the report of the Greenbackers that Omnia Township contained but three Republican voters, we had a Republican meeting at Baltimore and an excellent speech from Mr. T. H. Soward of Winfield, whereupon the Greenback element became much offended and a leading member of that organ yelled out for all Greenbackers to leave the house. We noticed that we had quite a respectable congregation remaining; and let me say, Mr. Editors, that we are not going to be bulldozed by a majority, if they are Greenbackers.

We suppose this will never be a land flowing with milk and honey, but from the amount of sweetness extracted from sorghum by Messrs. Sargeant Henthorn, Pester Herring, and Thompson, we should judge this to be a mighty sweet place in the future.

David Nicholson was here visiting his parents last week.

Will Leonard, Steve Elkins, Mr. Wilson, and others have gone for apples.

The season for prairie chickens, hunters, and sewing machine agents has returned and we have the usual amount to distrub the peace of the community ELIZA.


Winfield Courier, October 26, 1882.

Dissolution of Partnership.

The firm of McDonald & Walton having this day dissolved partnership by mutual consent, M. A. Walton retiring, Spencer Miner, having bought the interest of Mr. Walton, the business will now be conducted under the firm name of McDonald & Miner. With many thanks for a liberal share of the patronage of the people of Cowley Co., in the past, we hope by strict attention to business, fair dealing, and low prices, to merit a continuance of the same. All persons having claims against the old firm will please present them for settlement, and all persons knowing themselves indebted to the firm of McDonald & Walton will please call on the undersigned and settle the same.

Oct. 17, 1882. McDONALD & MINER.


Winfield Courier, October 26, 1882.


Mr. T. R. Carson, of Richland, made us a pleasant call Monday.

The creamery will be finished and ready for operation in about twenty days.

Mr. J. W. Ingraham, one of Tisdale=s best citizens and Republicans, was in the city Monday.

The street commissioner is doing some grading on Ninth Avenue from Loomis Street east.

Mrs. Jas. Scofield left for her home in Indiana Saturday, called there by the death of her sister.

A. H. Doane is building annother store room on the back end of his lot fronting on Ninth Avenue.

The name of the Cowley, Sumner and Ft. Smitth railroad has been changed to the Wichita & Southwestern railroad.

Senator Hackney=s office on Ninth Avenue is nearly completed. It will be a handsome office fronted by a wide porch.

=Squire W. B. Norman is going to remove from Red Bud to Udall. The little city is attracting lots of excellent citizens.

Mr. J. A. Patterson has marketed eight tons of broom corn from twenty-six acres. He got seventy-five dollars a ton for it.

Art Holland sold his eighty acre farm in Vernon Township to Mr. Croco Friday for $2,100. He intends going to Dakota.

Hon. Jessie Harper, of Illinois, will address the greenbackers of Winfield and vicinity at the Opera House, Saturday at 2 o=clock.

We received a pleasant call from Mr. Wise, a new citizen of Maple Township, last week. He was formerly a McLean County, Iowa, man.

Winfield Sportsman=s Club will meet at the ABrettun@ on Monday evening the 30th inst., to elect captains and make final arrangements.

DIED. Alvin Bisbee=s little girl died Monday and was buried Tuesday. She was a bright little child and her loss is deeply felt by her parents.

It is not generally known that all railroad property, including lands and right of way, is recognized as personal property undr the state law.

Mrs. E. P. Hickok has returned from a six week=s visit to Creston, Iowa. She has had a pleasant time and has improved in the general tone of her health.

Scofield & Keck sold their elegant little sorrel team Monday to J. P. Baden for $250. This is the finest matched team that has ever been on our streets.

The new Christian Church will probably be located on the southeast corner of 8th Avenue and Millington Streets, on what is known as the Andrews property.

Will Leonard, an old Cowley County boy, will soon issue a new paper, the Silver City Enterprise, at Silver City, New Mexico. Will is an accomplished newspaper man.



Winfield Courier, October 26, 1882.


Be sure and bring the little folks to see Uncle Tom=s Cabin at Opera House on Wednesday evening, Nov. 1st. It is especially calculated to pelase and instruct them as well as the older folks.

Mr. V. R. Bartlett returned from Kansas City Friday, bringing with him several apples which he picked up there that were wonders for size and beauty. They were as large as a half-peck measure.

Most all of the horses in the country are at present afflicted with a distemper of rather a violent form. They should be well taken care of, kept cool, and by all means not allowed to catch cold.

The Bahntge Bros, are building a fine dwelling house on their half-section farm in Richland Township. Mr. John Davis is also adding a new dwelling to the comforts of his Richland farm.

The firm of McDonald & Walton has been changed, Mr. Walton retiring, and Mr. Miner assuming his interest. Mr. Miner has been with the firm for years and is well known to the trading public.

The grand annual hunt of the Winfield Gun Club takes place next Thursday, Nov. 2nd. About forty sportsmen will be in the field. We would advise our readers not to allow their ducks to wander far from home on that day.

The Winfield division of the County Teachers= Association met Saturday last in the high school building. W. P. Beaumont was elected president; Charles Ware, vice president; S. S. Herriatt, secretary; and L. McKinlay, assistant secretary. The next meeting will be Nov. 18.

The Baptist State Convention will meet at Atchison, Nov. 3rd, preceded by the State Pastoral Union on the 2nd. Rev. J. Cairns and Prof. R. C. Story are the delegates. They go with a cordial invitation for the state convention to hold its next session with the Baptist Church in Winfield.


Winfield Courier, October 26, 1882.

MARRIED. On Monday we learned for the first time of the marriage of M. L. McPherson and Miss Rachael Nawman, which occurred on the 5th of September. We hartily congratulate Mr. McPherson upon his good fortune in securing as a partner through life one of the best of Cowley=s many bright, intelligent ladies. We are sorry to learn that they intend removing from the county.


Winfield Courier, October 26, 1882.

Mr. Ed. T. Cartlidge, tax agent of the A. T. & S. F. Railroad, was in the city Tuesday looking up the takes [? Do they mean taxes?] on his road. He is one of the most pleasant, intelligent gentlemen we have ever met, and is as thoroughly competent in his branch of the work as one could possibly be. He visits every county seat in every state and territory through which the road runs and figures up his taxes from the assessment rolls. He pays our county clerk a handsome compliment by saying that our records are in as good shape as those of any county on the road.

Winfield Courier, October 26, 1882.

The excavation for the basement of the new Kindergarten is being made, and the building will be pushed forward to completion as rapidly as possible. Maj. Powell, of the

U. S. Army, is building it for the use of his sister, Mrs. Garlic [?EARLIER THEY HAD

GARLICK?], who will open the kindergarten school as soon as it is finished. A kindergarten is one of the finest institutions of modern times and will be hailed with joy by the children who are so fortunate as to be able to attend.


Winfield Courier, October 26, 1882.

DIED. Miss Lou. Sizemore, who is well known in Winfield, died last Thursday of typhoid fever at her home in Richland Township. The funeral services will be held at Richland schoolhouse on the first Sunday in November at 11 a.m. She was twenty-six years old. Miss Bell Wood, of Richland Township, has been quite ill with what appeared to be typhoid fever, but is now recovering.


Winfield Courier, October 26, 1882.

Mr. J. H. Mounts= little girl, about four years old, fell in a pan of hot tallow last Saturday morning and was severely scalded. Mr. Mounts= family are having more than their share of misfortunes. Just a year ago his little boy was kicked by a horse and died; and now his little daughter, while she may not die, is severely injured.


Winfield Courier, October 26, 1882.

S. J. Smock brought us a sample peck of six sweet potatoes grown on the upland farm of Ed. Osborne, fifteen miles northeast of this place. The potatoes are equal tto any we have ever seen, wherever raised. Mr. Smock is principally engaged in the sheep business, but whatever he undertakes will doubtless be a success.


Winfield Courier, October 26, 1882.

Mr. M. T. Darnell of Bainbridge, Putman County, Indiana, came in with his family last week and will locate among us.


Winfield Courier, October 26, 1882.

T. H. Soward, H. L. Wells, J. E. Snow, J. A. McGuire, and Jacob Nixon went over to Dexter last Monday evening and organized Post No. 133 G. A. R., with J. D. Maurer, Post Commander; H. C. McDorman, S. V. C.; Megredy, S. V. C.; Wells, Treasurer, and O. P. Darst, Chaplain. Number of members: 19.


Winfield Courier, October 26, 1882.

Mason and Morgan=s Uncle Tom=s Cabin Co., at Opera House, Wednesday evening, Nov. 1st. Superb revival, elegant scenery, great special Co., trained donkey, genuine imported Siberian Blood-Hounds. The best entertainment of the season.



Winfield Courier, October 26, 1882.

Hon. T. H. Soward brought us a rose, which he called La Pactole, in full bloom. It is a waxy white bloom and very large, something of the style of a peony in form. It is a very remarkable and rich souvenir, and our wife tenders her most appreciative thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Soward.


Winfield Courier, October 26, 1882.

Several citizens experienced slight shocks of an Earthquake Sunday afternoon at about four o=clock. It was also felt at Kansas City, Missouri, and other points north and east. Mr. S. G. Gary was lying on a sofa near the wall and felt distinctly the vibrations.


Winfield Courier, October 26, 1882.

There will be regular religious service in the Courthouse next Sabbath evening at 7-1/2 o=clock. Rev. W. M. Friedley, pastor of the United Brethren Society in this city, will preach his introductory sermon. A cordial invitation is extended to all.


Winfield Courier, October 26, 1882.

A. A. Jackson called to see us Tuesday. He has received his back pension for being shot at Shiloh and was feeling good. In fact, he always is in good spirits, just such a man sas the Santa Fe company likes for a station agent.


Winfield Courier, October 26, 1882.

Tom McNeil, the genial, handsome editor of the Medicine Lodge Cresset, spent Saturday with us while returning from the U. S. Court at Leavenworth. He was surprised at the life and thrift exhibited on our streets.


Winfield Courier, October 26, 1882.

F. J. Moore brought in the most wonderful ears off corn we have ever seen. One of them had 30 rows of kernels and 60 kernels to the row. He sold his load of corn at 40 cents per bushel.


Winfield Courier, October 26, 1882.

The city scales were so crowded with business Monday that several altercations occurred between parties as to who should weigh first.


Winfield Courier, October 26, 1882.

The firm of Horning, Robinson & Co., has been dissolved, Mr. Ivan Robinson retiring. The firm will hereafter be Horning & Whitney.


Winfield Courier, October 26, 1882.

Roland Conklin has bought a nine thousand dollar residence in Kansas City.



Winfield Courier, October 26, 1882.

Murderer Captured.

Friday night=s train carried through to Wellington one Jas. Bean, a Texan who killed the Marshal of Caldwell in June last. He was captured in Texas after having sixteen bullets put into his body. Through the kindness of Conductor C. H. Penny and Deputy Sheriff Evans, we were permitted to visit the prisoner in the baggage car, where he was stretched out on a cot. It was hard to believe that a man could live after being as completely riddled with bullets as he was. He had five balls through the body, several in his legs, one arm broken, and a terrible scar on the head where a large ball had grazed. He was in great pain and as the air brakes would be applied and the train pull up suddently, it seemed as if his body was racked with a thousand tortures. The circumstances of the arrest and shooting were about as follows. Bean and his brot her went into Caldwell, took a glass of beeer, and started for a dance house. On the way they stopped and loaded their revolvers. A citizen saw them and reported to the marshal, who went down and demanded their arms. Instead of giving him the pistols, one of them gave him the contents, killing him on the spot. They then escaped to Texas. Sheriff Thralls followed the criminal unrelentingly and put the constables and others in Texas on his trck. Some time ago they got track of him and a constable and posse went out to make the arrest. They found the brothers together and after severe firing were forced to retreat with one of their number wounded. A larger posse was then collected and the brothers were followed, overtaken in the night, and surrounded. In the morning they rose from their blankets firing, and the posse closed in on them, delivered a raking fire, which killed the brot her and filled the prisoner quite full of cold lead. Deputy sheriff Frank Evans brought the prisoner through from Texas. He seems to think he will recover from his wounds.


Winfield Courier, October 26, 1882.

A Cowley County Caravan.

Last Monday morning the residents of Beaver and Vernon along the road to Winfield were somewhat surprised by the appearance of an immense caravan of wagons traveling toward the east. They were somewhat at a loss to account for it until someone suggested that perhaps a neighbor had concluded to market his wehat. This proved to be the case, and Mr. Jas. Poor was the farmer. He led a train of forty wagons all loaded with No. 2 red winter wheat, which he sold to Mr. V. B. Bartlett for 71 cents per bushel. It took the forty wagons three trips to get all the crop of wheat to market, making a hundred and twenty loads and over five thousand bushels, which amounted in cash to about four thousand dollars. It would pay some of our eastern friends to come west if only to see a Cowley County farmer market his wheat crop.


Winfield Courier, October 26, 1882.

Birthday Dinner.

In our busy, practical life, the recurrence of a birthday, celebrated in company of friends, is an event to be cherished in memory as one of the happy reminiscences of life; thus it was with Rev. J. P. Henderson on the return of his birthday, Oct. 14. Being engaged in superintending the construction of an elegant residence on his farm in North Pleasant Valley Township, he was surprised at about the hour of noon on the above mentioned date, by the arrival of Mrs. Henderson, accompanied by a large number of friends and neighbors from Walnut Township, bearing with them a great abundance of nicely prepared products of the culinary art. A table was soon spread in the open air, and Mr. Henderson was invited by his guests to partake with them of the tempting dinner, to which all did ample justice. He was also the recipient of a number of presents, given as marks of love and esteem. The occasion was one deeply enjoyed and sincerely appreciated by Mr. Henderson, and marks a happy milestone on the journey of a good and useful life. After a pleasant afternoon spent in viewing his farm and visiting his splendid apple orchard, his friends departed, wishing him many happy returns of that enjoyable day.


Winfield Courier, October 26, 1882.

The Markets.

Wheat has fallen a little since Monday and today (Wednesday) is selling on the streets at 65 to 69 cents. Corn still holds well at 38 to 40 cents, but buyers demand 73 to 75 pounds to the bushel, because of greenness. As corn is now quite thoroughly dried, we think 70 pounds is sufficient. Hogs are only bringing $5.50 per hundred, which is lower than the Kansas City markets seem to justify. Yesterday=s quotations in Kansas City were $7.00. It hardly costs $1.50 per hundred to ship hogs to Kansas City. Butter brings 20 cents per pound and eggs 15 cents per dozen. Potatoes 70 to 75 cents per bushel.


Winfield Courier, October 26, 1882.

Every business and dwelling house in Winfield is occupied butt one, and it is not fit to do business in.

There were 491 voters registered up to noon today (Wednesday).

Col. McMullen returned from a visit to Kansas City Tuesday.


Winfield Courier, October 26, 1882.

Council Proceedings.


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

Minutes of last meeting read and approved.

Petition of G. B. Stiles for authority to number the buildings in the city was read and referred to the Committee on streets and alleys.

Petition of H. D. Gans and 11 others for sidewalk on the east side of Block 145 was read and on motion of Mr. Gary, the prayer of the petition was granted and the Attorney was instructed to prepare an ordinance in accordance therewith.

Petition of C. N. Harter and 13 others for sidewalk on north side of Blocks 87 and 107 was read and on motion of Mr. McMullen, the prayer of the petition ws granted and the Attorney was instructed to prepare an ordinance accordingly.


Petition of W. C. Robinson, J. W. Curns, and 125 others asking an appropriation for City Library was again presented. On motion of Mr. McMullen, action on same was postponed until next regular meeting.

Report of Finance Committee on Police Judge=s report for August, that they found the same correct, was adopted. The Committee were given further time in all other matters in their hands.

Bill of C. H. Wooden, removing nuisances, $3.75, and of Wm. Warren, street crossings, etc., $28.50, were allowed and ordered paid.

Bill of A. T. Shenneman for board of city prisoners from January 1st to Sept. 16, $42.25, and bill of Winfield COURIER, printing and job work, $51.00, were referred to the Finance Committee.

It was moved that the time allowed under the deed from the city to the County Commissioners for constructing a fence around the Courthouse grounds be extended to the 1st day of January 1883. Carried.

On motion Council adjourned.

M. G. TTROUP, Mayor.

Attest: DAVID C. BEACH, City Clerk.


Winfield Courier, October 26, 1882.


EDS. COURIER: I thought I would scratch down a few of the Adoin=s@ of this neighborhood this quiet afternoon.

Wheat that was sown early looks well. There is a great deal of late sowing on account of the mellowing and life-giving presence of aqua beingconspicuously absentCgone on a visit, as it were. The few remaining wheat stacks are fast disappearing before the augusst presence of the steam thresher.

The most enjoyable affair of the season was the birthday party given at the residence of Mrs. Lewis Brown, on the evening of the 21st, in honor of her son Sherman=s birthday. He was the recipient of many valuable and useful presents. Of course, all enjoyed themselves, as they always do at Mrs. Brown=s. Ere Sunday was ushered in upon them the guests departed, each feeling that the evening had been pleasantly spent.

Miss Stella Cronk has gone to Rice County.

Mr. Zinn and brother, of Reno County, are stopping at R. W. Anderson=s. Mr. Zinn is favorably impressed with this section of country, and thinks of disposing of his Reno County property and settling among us.

L. C. Brown is training the young olive branches in Dist. No. 10, Holland schoolhouse.

Miss Edith Holland is attending school in Winfield.

Miss Carrie Cronk is again with us, this time to stay.

Madam Rumor has it that Constant is to be treated to a side track. We say amen!





Winfield Courier, October 26, 1882.

EDS. COURIER: Please say to your readers that E. B. Weitzell is not a Good Templar and has not been for several months, Frank Manny to the contrary, notwithstanding. As Frank himself is not an active member of the Order, his statements concerning its membership ought not to be taken by the COURIER or its readers as entirely accurate.

D. C. B.


Winfield Courier, November 2, 1882.

Card of Thanks. We, the undersigned, extend our sincerest thanks to each and everyone who so kindly assisted us with their labor and so generously aided the great temperance cause during the recent County Fair. We make this notice in order that you may know that we appreciate your kindness, and to tell you that we, jointly and severally, pray that God in his mercy will bless you, as we know and feel that he is blessing and prospering the cause of temperance. LADIES OF W. C. T. U.


Winfield Courier, November 2, 1882.





Winfield Courier, November 2, 1882.


Beware of Mongrel tickets.

Walnut Township orders are payable at par at Read=s Bank.

The Oaks Brothers= Concert Company Friday night.

Mr. L. Wells is selling his fine lot of stock hogs and brood sows.

C. W. Frith returned from a month=s trip to Missouri and Illinois.

Winfield Courier, November 2, 1882.

M. L. Robinson and John Curns returned from their western travels last week.

The COURIER BAND furnished excellent music during the speaking Tuesday night.

The county is full of home-seekers and land buyers, mostly from Illinois. Twelve stopped off Friday night.

The firm of Hodges and Rinker has been dissolved, Mr. Hodges retiring, and Jap. Cochran taking his interest.

Ladies= genuine pebble goat shoes, silk button holes, $2.50. SMITH BROTHERS.

Jo Mack has built an elevator on his farm and will hereafter handle his wheat by horse power.

CLOSING OUT. Organs, Pianos, etc., below cost. C. FARRINGER, South Main St.

The Sunday school of Grace Episcopal Church will give a concert in the Courthouse next Sunday evening.

The big drawing for the $125 tea set at Spotswood=s came off last Thursday evening. Tom Wright was the lucky man.

Owing to the press of political matter this week, our local and news columns are slim. We want one more week to crow in.


Winfield Courier, November 2, 1882.


Ladies= Library Association will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, November 7, at 8 p.m., in the Library Rooms.

Gen. A. H. Green left Saturday for Las Vegas, where he will try to regain his health.

J. P. Short takes charge of his business.

MARRIED. Frank Lorry, of Bolton, was married Monday week. If this don=t make a St. John man out of Frank, we don=t know what will.

Rev. M. Wood, of Henrietta, Ohio, and brother of our B. F. Wood, arrived last week with his family and will make Winfield his ffuture home.

Uncle Wesley Paris has removed from Maple Township to Winfield, where he will stay during the winter in order to give his children the benefit of our schools.

MARRIED. Fin Graham and his bride arrived from Ohio Friday evening. This was rather an unexpected break for Fin to make, and his many friends congratulate him heartily upon it.

Last Wednesday evening A. T. Spotswood=s clerks surprised him with an elegant gold headed cane. The presentation was made at the store in the presence of a large number of friends.

Miss Ida Johnson returned last week from a four month=s visit in Toronto, Canada, and Detroit, Michigan. Miss Ida=s return is welcomed with pleasure by her many young friends in this city.

Judge Peters and Hon. J. W. Ady spoke in the Opera House last Wednesday evening to a large and appreciative audience. Mr. Ady=s speech was a masterly argument and Judge Peters captured his hearers en masse.

Fred Whiting and John Dix had quite a set-to in front of Whiting=s meat shop Thursday evening, in which John got worsted. An assault and battery case for damages is the outcome.

The Oaks Brothers= Concert and Specialty Company will give one of their unique entertainments at the Opera House next Friday evening. This company has the finest orchestra that has ever been brought to Winfield and some of the best artists on the road.

D. N. Dressler brings us eight Peach blow and Cuba red potatoes, which together measured over a peck and weighed fifteen pounds. They are as fair, nice, round potatoes as you may expect to see. They were raised five and a half miles east of this city.

Messrs. Geo. E. Sanford and W. P. Custard of Mendon, Michigan, old friends of Mr. H. G. Fuller, are taking in this county and its capabilities and express much surprise at our wonderful productions, and are looking up the sheep and cattle interests.

The temperance people of Winfield held a union temperance meeting in the Opera House Saturday evening. Prof. McClain and Rev. John McClung of Wellington addressed the meeting. . . . The Presbyterian Choir discoursed some beautiful music. . . .


Winfield Courier, November 2, 1882.


A Murder and a Suicide Disturb the Peace and Quiet of Arkansas City.

A German and a Cattle Man the Victims.

Arkansas City seems to be having more than her share of bloody occurrences. Last Thursday news was telegraphed that a murder had been committed, and Friday morning the coroner received a telegram requesting his immediate presence to hold inquest over two dead bodies. A reporter of the COURIER was dispatched to the field of battle. He found one Henry H. Foster, a cattle man, lying dead in the public hall with his head literally torn to pieces. The wound looked very much as if his head had been split open with a hatchet, but a post mortem examination revealed the fact that he had placed a large revolver to his forehead and that the charge had exploded in his head. He shot himself at his camp about twenty miles below the city. One Geo. M. Aul, a herder, was in camp when the deed was done. Foster had been despondent for weeks, and on that day seemed unusually oppressed. When Aul came into camp, he pulled off his revolver and threw it down on the bed near Foster. Soon he heard the shot and going into the tent found Foster dying. Foster was the owner of 650 head of cattle. He left a letter to his family, written the day before, in which he said that he felt he had undertaken too much and would lose his property; that the money he was using belonged to his wife=s father, and if he lost it, it would bring the old people to want, so he concluded to kill himself and get rid of his troubles. His family live at West Lafayette, Ohio.


The murder of old man Noella by Mrs. Freylinger, which occurred 3 miles east of Arkansas City last Thursday, was the most brutal and premeditated ever known in the annals of crime. Freylinger and his wife had rented Noella=s farm for the period of one year. Some months ago they had a quarrel over some breaking, which finally resulted in Freylinger and his wife beating Noella severely and running him off the place. He went to Arkansas City, filed complaint against Freylinger for assault with intent to kill, on which charge he was found guilty of assault and battery and fined. Noella then went to Beaver Township to live with Henry Hansen. On the 26th, Noella and Mrs. Hansen drove down to Noella=s farm to get his household traps and a few sacks of wheat. Below we append a plat of the scene which will better convey the idea of the shooting. [DREW SKETCH.]











Noella drove through the pasture from the north, to the west between the two houses and around to the wheat bin, where he unhitched the team and left it standing between the smoke house and the bin. He and Mrs. Hansen then went over to his house, which was about twelve feet from Freylingers, and after taking out some goods, went to the east side of the house to pick up some tools. At this Mrs. Freylinger came out of the house and told him he should not take anything away until he paid them for the breaking. He said all right, he would not take the things, but would take his wheat and go away. The old woman answered that he could take nothing until he settled up the breaking business. He said all right, he would go away and leave everything and that their time would be up soon, when he would come back and take the place. The old woman answered that he wouldn=t come back in one year or in twenty years, and went into the house. Noella and Mrs. Hansen then drew water from the well, took it to the water trough in the pasture, got the horses, and watered them. He then hitched the horses to the wagon while she went to the straw barn and got some pups. During all of this time they were out of sight of the door of Freylinger=s house, the smoke house intervening. After hitching up they drove out to the road and in front of Freylinger=s house. Both were walking, Mrs. Hansen being about midway of the wagon on the side next to Freylinger=s and Noella near the hind wheel of the wagon on the opposite side. As they got opposite the house Mrs. Hansen looked back and saw Mrs. Freylinger come out from behind the smoke house with something concealed beneath her dress. When she saw Mrs. Hansen looking, she ran back behind the smoke house again and Mrs. Hansen said to Noella, ALook out or she=ll hurt us.@ He answered that he guessed not, and went on. In a moment more the old woman emerged from behind the smoke house, and standing near the corner of the house, fired, the charge taking effect in Noella=s back. He fell forward on his face, the team ran away, and Mrs. Hansen followed as fast as she could. Looking back she saw Mrs. Freylinger go into her house and Noella lying on the ground. Mr. Tucker was another witness to the affair. He saw the woman shoot, saw the man fall, and the woman run in the house with the gun. She came out, started down the road to the east, came back, and went in the house again. Soon she came out and went to where Noella was lying, apparently to satisfy herself that he was dead. She then went into the house again and then out into the field where her husband was shucking corn. He took her in the wagon and started to town. When they came to where Noella was lying, he had to be rolled out of the road before they could pass. They then went to town, as the old woman said, to pay her fine and go home. She said: AYou make it put a tollar unt I pays it now unt goes home.@ Her preliminary examination was held Saturday and she is now in the jail here. She is coarse and ignorant, and has a most demoniac expression in her eyes. The whole neighborhood was afraid of her, and we learn since that she shot at and barely missed a man some years ago for driving over a piece of breaking on their farm. She will get the penitentiary for life, and it is much the best place for her.



Winfield Courier, November 2, 1882.

Street Work.

We have been waiting all summer to see some work put on the streets east of Main Street in this city. The Marshal and his forces have been kept at work almost entirely on the west side just as they were last year doing work that was not needed, while the great amount of work actually needed at the slough crossings east of Main Street are almost entirely neglected. It is a fact that the residents on the east side are paying the greater portion of the taxes, and these taxes are practically all expened on the west side where it does them no good, and does very little good to anyone, when the bulk ought by right and justice to have been expended east of Main Street, where it would do the taxpayers some good. It is time some kicking was done, and this is our first kick.


Winfield Courier, November 2, 1882.

Last Tuesday evening Col. J. R. Hallowell delivered one of his masterly speeches to the largest audience ever gathered in Winfield. The Opera House was crowded to its utmost, every aisle and foot of standing room in the house being crowded; and fully two hundred persons went away, not being able to get into the house. The audience even crowded up behind the stage. Col. Hallowell=s speech was one of the most powrful political arguments ever listened to by our people. He arraigned the Democratic party and its candidate for governor in a way that made every Republican feel as if he would rather cut off his right hand than vote for such a Bourbon. One old soldier democrat said after the meeting, AI would rather vote for Jeff. Davis than for a northern democratic sympathizer.@ Col. Hallowell=s speech has done more to wake up Republicans and stir up Republicanism in this community than any that has ever been delivered here, not excepting Gov. St. John.


Winfield Courier, November 2, 1882.

Edward=s Atlas. John P. Edwards is delivering to subscirbers his Cowley County Atlas. It is the most complete work of the kind we ever saw and is a thing of beauty as well. . . .


Winfield Courier, November 2, 1882.

Pleasant Valley Pencillings.

EDS. COURIER: We derive much consolation from the fact that the agitation of the political cesspool has about reached its climax, and that affairs of home and State shall soon resume their normal conditin. The live issues of the day have been thoroughly discussed, pro and con, by the only two great parties of the nation. It now remains for all intelligent voters, whose judgments are not governed by party prejudice, personal spite, or selfish motives, to draw their own conclusions, weigh the arguments that have been advanced, analyze the testimony of the chief witnesses on both sides, and truthfully render their verdict. It is to be hoped that the agitation of that question which is supremely vital and paramount to all other issues affecting our commonwealth at the present time, has been sufficiently and satisfactorily elucidated to the unbiased, thinking, reasoning mind of every voter, that they can conscientiously cast their ballots in favor of maintaining what vantage ground has been gained on the great principle of prohibition. . . .




Winfield Courier, November 2, 1882.

Ad. A girl to do general house work wanted at J. F. McMullen=s. Inquire at house on Southeast corner of Stewart St. & 9th Ave., or at Law office on 9th Ave. between Millington & Loomis St.


Winfield Courier, November 2, 1882.

Otter Creek.

Eds. Courier: The weather is fine. Corn gathering is the order of the day.

School will begin next Monday with S. C. Harden, teacher.

J. Turner is on a hunt in the Territory, as usual.

Dan=l. Hempy=s son-in-law, R. J. Stewart, from Tama County, Iowa, is here visiting and looking at the country. He thinks some of immigrating to Kannsas.

A. A. Mills, our enterprising farmer and stock raiser, is building a new house.

Wm. Camp is done gathering corn.

Thos. Pierce and family from Missouri are visiting friends in the neighborhood.

Mr. Gammon has bought a new buggy of Albro & Dorley of Winfield. Now Uncle, ride out to church and show your purchase.

Preaching at the schoolhouse next Sunday at 7 o=clock p.m., by J. B. Hunter, United Brethren. Come out and hear the new preacher.

BIRTH. If anyone should ask you why D. M. Barnes squints both eyes now, tell them it is the result of the advent of a stranger in his familyCan 8 lb. Girl.

The acreage of wheat sown in this locality is small, but is looking fine. The late rains have caused it to make a strong, rank growth. Pasture is good yet and stock is doing extremely well, and will be in fine condition to enter upon the winter. With the amount of hay and fodder that is well secured, and a little care, stock will go through the winter in good condition.

There is but little said here in regard to politics. None of the candidates have been in our part of the township this fall, consequently we have not had any political speeches; but our minds are made up to support St. John, J. W. Weimer, and the whole county ticket, and we are for prohibition fist, last, and all the time. Oh! That the time may speedily come when the temperance banner may wave all over this glorious nation of ours, when this monster Intemperance may be wiped out, when there will not be a saloon to allure the young to the dark Jens of destruction.


Winfield Courier, November 9, 1882.



The Teachers= Association of the northwestern division met at Valley Center schoolhouse, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. House called to order by R. B. Corson. The first on the program was a song. Next an address of welcome by Miss Clara Green. Response by C. M. Leavett, which was followed by quite a number of very interesting recitations. Adjourned to meet at 9 a.m., Oct. 21.


Saturday, Oct. 21st, the Association met persuant to adjournment. House called to order by C. M. Leavett. Minutes of the previous meeting read and approved. After which the following program was very profitably carried out.

1. The organization of a school, including gradation, classification, seating, program, branches of study, and extent of term=s work for each pupil.

2. How to prepare a reading lesson.

3. Methods of spelling.

4. Model lesson in practical language.

The next was reorganization, which resulted as follows: President, R. B. Corson; Vice President, C. M. Leavett; Secretary and Treasurer, L. T. Maddux; Corresponding Secretary, P. Wilson; Executive committee, Mattie West, Clara Green, and J. C. Martindale.

The following resolution was passed.

WHEREAS, Our Association districts being large, many teachers are of necessity remote from the place of meeting, and in consequence great difficulty is encountered in attending the meetings; therefore,

Resolved, That we ask the school boards of our respective districts to allow us the privilege of closing school at noon on Friday preceeding the meetings of our Association.

Association adjourned to meet at Udall Nov. 18, 1882.

R. B. CORSON, President.

L. T. MADDUX, Secretary.


Winfield Courier, November 9, 1882.


To the public at large:

The members of said church are trying to finish their church building, and they find that they will not be able without some help, therefore we appeal toour friends. This comes to you asking, and in a much needed enterprise. We are poor but want to make good citizens and give our children a religious and moral education. Will you aid us in this good work that will benefit all? Our Pastor and L. C. Scott, and M. P. Johnson will wait on the public soon.




Winfield Courier, November 9, 1882.


Augusta, Kansas, October 28, 1882.

EDS. COURIER: In looking over the columns of your paper the other day, I was highly gratified to notice that J. W. Weimer, Esq., had been nominated as candidate for Representa-tive from Cowley County. Having had a long personal acquaintance with Mr. Weimer, and having ever found him all that was desirable in a manCbeing closely connected with him in the Grange elevator at Wichita, he was, upon his leaving our employ, complimented by a unanimous vote of the directors and stock holders, as being a man worthy of confidence, whose ability was such as to fit him for any position to which he might be called; and in view of all this, it would afford his many friends in Butler County much pleasure to learn of his election, and thereby endorse the action of the voters of Butler County, who some years ago unanimously elected him as County Surveyor.

Respectfully Yours, E. R. POWELL,

Secretary Butler County, C. C. C.


Winfield Courier, November 9, 1882.


239, 5th St., San Francisco, California, Oct. 23, 1882.

To the Ladies of Winfield:

That I am strongly attached to the friends in Kansas, has never been more fully realized than at the present moment. Here at this distance of more than two thousand miles, a stranger in a strange country, I very naturally recall the many tokens of kindness and love tendered me in genuine good feeling, the thought of which affords me much pleasure in the retrospect, and furnishes the basis of thoughts and fancies as I sit alone and weave memory and hope together. In appreciation of past friendship, I dedicate this hour to those who may read and be interested in my journeyings across the continent.

My last letter to the COURIER left me at a small city on the Oregon division, called Chico. From there we staged it (Miss Sue Hunt and myself) twenty-two miles to Cherokee, a mining town in the foot hills of the Sierra Nevada=s. These are said to be the largest hydraulic mines in the world. Hundreds of acres are worked to the depth of 1,000 feet, or until they strike bed rock. The process of washing out the dust is very interesting, for there is very little gold except in dust, which cannot be seen until separated by the process of washing and carrying through tunnels and flumes, and finally being lodged against quicksilver strewn on the bottom for the purpose. Water brought from the mountains in twenty-two inch pipes, and tributaries leading from them in all directions, in fifteen inch pipes with a nozzle attached to each, seven inches in diameter, throws a stream with such force that rocks weighing a ton are rolled around like marbles. First the immense rocks are blasted and swung off with derricks, then two streams are turned on, which wash all the dirt into the tunnels, then into the flumes, and finally over the land, the result of which is ruinous to agriculture, and farmers force the Company to buy thousands of acres which are made worthless by the overflow of debris.

I was greatly interested in the workings by sunlight, and electric light, and all was explained in a manner which I cannot put upon paper. Suffice it that I was loth to leave the spot, nor did I until I had permission to pick out some specimens of the shining metal which cropped out only occasionally from continual washing.

It was in Butte County that I found fruit the cheapest and finest, and I was continually wishing that the folks at home could have some. Pears, plums, prunes, grapes, peaches, etc., for twenty cents a box, 12 lbs. in each, and oh! How luscious. It is not quite as cheap here; grapes of all kinds, the Muscat, Flaming Troquet, Mission, etc., are two and a half cents per pound. So you see I am finally in this much talked of Babel of the Pacific coast. To begin with, it is an awfully wicked city. Salt Lake can=t beat it in polygamy, the only difference is the occasional ignorance of the wife. Suicides are of daily occurrence, murders and robberies are winked at. Two lunatic asylums, one at Napa, the other at Stockton, are full to overflowing, the capacity of both being about nineteen hundred. State prisons and houses of correction are all full.

There is a great deal said in praise of the climate here, but as it is about what I have been used to for years, it doesn=t strike me as wonderful. They say that the Calla Lily and fuchias live out doors altogether; in a protected place the former will bloom from this on till December. The latter will soon lose their leaves and beauty, not to return until they are watered in spring. Neither are they as handsome as when grown in the house, nor do the roses appear as lovely as they do with us, for they are covered with dust.

There are some fine residences and a few nice yards, but the sidewalks are horrible, except on the few principal streets. Inch boards, sixteen feet long, laid crosswise, are well enough when new, but, when they warp and draw the nails out, and stick up one above the other, it is death to dresses and shoes; besides endangering the life of the wearer.

Ladies here have little idea of comfort, or appearance, for with the thermometer at 80 you will see them promenading at mid day, enveloped in a long cloak lined with fur. If you would follow the style in millinery, hunt up your accumulation of years in feathers, regardless of color or size, and after washing your hat in mucilage, throw them on, and you have it. The more conspicuous you can make yourself, the better, and I am told that it is a common thing for young girls to wink at strange men on the street or at the theatre. Certain it is that the people turn night into day, for the evening until twelve o=clock is spent in carousing. I have been familiar with New York life, and other larger cities than this, but never heard of so much dissipation; but some grow bad and some good by the association, I suppose. For instance, R. B. Saffold has a class in the Sunday school of I. S. Kallock; and one of the Congregational preachers has gone on the stage in the character of Othello. More than once I have been disgusted by the contents of the morning papers, and felt willing to retire to the seclusion of a quiet life; and, low be it spoken, if it was not for the name of it, I should be tempted to abandon sight-seeing and retrace my steps, yet I know that would be a rash act. Since as I am here, my better judgment tells me to see it through.

I have felt two perceptible shocks of earthquake, and not a day passes but the house I am in trembles, as by the effect of a heavy wind, although there is none, nor is there a vehicle in hearing near by. I am told that the east side of Market St. was all bog, and within the last twelve years has been filled in and drained; moreover there appeared to be no bottom to the bog. Probably this part of the city is a floating mass, and some day will sink. Should not be surprised.

There are many interesting places to visit around the suburbs, so the citizens tell me. Those I have seen come far short of my expectations, comparing rather shabbily with the productions of the Atlantic states. The U. S. Mint is a massive structure, erected with an eye to safety more than beauty, and has the capacity of coining $30,000,000 per month. The vaults contain about $25,000,000 in gold and silver coin, besides $5,000,000 in bullion. It was some satisfaction to see that it was perfectly safe from burglars, though I should have been delighted to cast my eyes on such an amount; however, I saw bushels of $20 gold pieces, and as many silver dollars. The process of refining, melting, and running into blocks, each worth $7,000, was of some value. The morning of the formal opening of his new mint, Oct. 17, 1874, Mr. John M. Eckfeldt, the builder of the engine, hung himself. For a few days previous, he fancied that the machinery would be a failure; so overwrought was his brain, that it resulted in delirium.

Woodward=s Garden is something like Central Park, on a very small scale.

On Saturday we took a trip to San Jose, but as two or three acquaintances were absent, it reduced its interest.

The Normal school building is fine, but not as fine as the one at Emporia which was burned, and of which L. C. Norton was also Professor. The Courthouse is pretty, and the streets well shaded, but everything looks neglected. In short, my opinion is expressed in four words: California is a fraud. More anon.

Very truly yours, [MRS.] H. P. MANSFIELD.


Winfield Courier, November 9, 1882.


EDS. COURIER: We will drop you a few lines from the southeast of Cowley, adjoining Chautauqua.

Farmers are all busy husking corn. The average yield is good. A man from Grouse was in this section last week and engaged 10,000 bushels at 30 cents. He will feed on Mr. Serviss= place this winter. Have had some frost, but it has not injured the young growing grass.

There is considerable sickness in and around Cedarvale, and with great mortality.

DIED. The following parties have died within the last ten days: John W. Pugh; Rev. Hitchkock, of the M. E. Church; Mrs. Hill; and J. W. Pugh=s little boy. I hope the frost will stop this fearful destruction of life.

Aley Bros., have bought Mr. Denning=s farm joining them on the west.

On last evening, at our schoolhouse, we listened to a very able address, delivered by Hon. Ben. Henderson of Sedan, on the live issues of the day. He maintains that prohibition is paramount to all other issues of the day. He showed conclusively that the use and abuse of intoxicating liquors were a greater burden on the people than all the bonds, banks, and railroads were. One point he made more forcibly than was relished by our Democratic friends, was this: He said Athey@ (the Democratic party) were in favor of keeping four millions of human beings in servitide; but when we pass a law shutting off their whiskey, they shout with one accord, AThat=s taking away our liberty!@ The Democracty ahs a nice idea of liberty and freedom, indeed. OTTERITE.


Winfield Courier, November 9, 1882.

SKIPPED THE STATISTICAL PART OF REPORT OF THE WINFIELD SCHOOLS FOR THE MONTH ENDING OCTOBER 13, 1882. AThe teachers= meeting on Saturday, Oct. 28th, was both interesting and profitable. Miss Clute gave a class exercise in reading and Miss Dickie one in arithmetic. The methods of teaching these branches were discussed by the teachers. Miss Hamill read an interesting paper, >The Life and Works of Pestalozzi.=

These meetings are held once a month. Parents and citizens are cordially invited to be present. The next one will be held on Saturday, Nov. 25, commencing at 9:30 a.m.


Winfield Courier, November 9, 1882.

School Report. Report of Excelsior school, district No. Nine, for the month ending Oct. 27, 1882. No. Of pupils enrolled 21. Names of those neither absent nor tardy: Annie Crawford, Metta Byers, Mary Smith, Maizie Sherrard, Welden Crawford. Names and standing of pupils in the advanced and intermediate grades: Flory Smith, 99; Harry Pierce, 86; Katie Robertson, 92; Dora Smith, 88; Welden Crawford, 85; Annie Crawford, 85; Ora DeWitt, 69. Graded oon a scale of 100. SADIE E. PICKERING, Teacher.


Winfield Courier, November 9, 1882.

The following is a list of telephones in use in this city: 1. Allen Johnson. 2. Dr. Davis. 3. M. L. Read=s Residence. 4. Whiting Meat Market. 5. M. L. Robinson=s Residence.

12. Winfield Bank. 13. J. W. McDonald=s Office. 21. Court House. 22. Transfer Office.

31. Adams Express. 32. Wells, Fargo Express. 33, A. H. Doane & Co. 34. Telegram Office.

36. A. T. Spotswood. 37. Citty Mills. 38. Read=s Bank. 41. COURIER Office.

42. A., T. & S. F. Depot. 43. K. C., L. & S. K. 44. Manny Residence. 45. Brettun House.

447. Millington Residence. 46. J. P. Baden, 1. 46. J. P. Baden, 2. 48. Currns & Manser.

49. Miller, Dix & Co.


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Beaver: For Governor, St. John 59, Glick 78. For Congress, Ryan 64, Cannon 75. County officers, Rep. 64, Dem. 75. Representatives, Mitchell 65, Kellogg 68.

West Bolton: Governor, St. John 24, Glick 33. Congress, Ryan 75, Cannon 446, Cole 9. County officers, Rep. 73, Dem. 47, G. B. 9. Representative, Mitchell 70, Kellogg 59.

East Cedar: Governor, St. John 24, Glick 33. Congress, Rep. 27, Dem. 30. Representative Mitchell 27, Kellogg 28.

West Cedar: Governor, St. John 33, Glick 17. Congress, Rep. 34, Dem. 17. County officers Rep. 34, Dem. 17. Representative, Mitchell 34, Kellogg 14.

Creswell: Governor, St. John 256, Glick 217. Robinson 6. Congress, Rep. 282. Dem. 193, G. B. 11. County officers, Rep. 283, Dem. 193, G. B. 10. Representative, Mitchell 236, Kellogg 258.

Fairview: Governor, St. John 69, Glick 48. Congress. Rep. 77, Dem. 441. Representatives, McDermott 71, Johnson 40.

Liberty: Governor, St. John 38, Glick 48, Robinson 15. Conress, Rep. 48, Dem. 32.

County officers, Rep. 47, Dem 32, G. B. 22. Representative, Mitchell 48, Kellogg 50.

Pleasant Valley: Governor, St. John 91, Glick 61, Robinson 23. Congress, Rep 94, Dem. 55, G. B. 30. Representative, Mitchell 86, Kellogg 81.

North Richland: Governor, St. John 48, Blick 19, Robinson 7. Congress, Rep. 52, Dem. 17, G. B. 5. Representative, Weimer 47, Megredy 25.


Silverdale: Governor, St. John 71, Glick 46, Robinson 5. Congress, Rep. 77, Dem. 34, G. B. 16. County officers, Rep. 77, Dem. 34, G. B. 16. Representative, Mitchell 74, Kellogg 50.

In this county we elect on the Republican ticket the four county officers, the Representative of the 67th and 68th districts: Mitchell and Weimer, while McDermott in the 66th and probably Harbaugh for commissioner in the 2nd district, are defeated. Next week we will try to give the full returns.


Winfield Courier, November 9, 1882.


The Lester boys returned from their eastern visit last week.

Mr. Kennedy, of the Santa Fe, returned from his eastern visit Monday.

J. L. Horning has put an addition on the elevated portion of his elevator.

The Cowley County jail at present contains two women, one for murder and one for horse stealing.

N. Gribbon, of Pleasant Valley, gave us a call Tuesday.

Mrs.J. Wade McDonald and sister left for Denver Tuesday. Mrs. McDonald will spend the balance of the winter tere.

Mr. A. L. Lightwater has opened a new store at Udall, and got some posters struck at the COURIER Job Office Tuesday.

Mrs. A. A. Knox returned from a visit to Harper County last week, and reports the Harper folks in good shape for winter.

If Kansas Democracy was made up of such men as Sam L.Gilbert, Republicanism would have a foeman worthy of its steel.

The blue grass in Riverside Park is doing splendidly.

A. D. Speed=s many friends are rejoicing in the fact that they have him with them once more. He returned last week, having left Mrs. Speed in Denver.

A. H. Green returned from Las Vegas Saturday, but little improved in health. He found the altitude too high and the change too sudden, and had to return at once.

The gutters ordered by the council on Main Street from 7th to 11th Avenue, are being put down, and will make a great improvement in the looks and drainage of the street.

Mr. A. A. Knox, of Beaver, brought us in two turnips Saturday that, for size and beauty, beat anything we have seenCoutside of Cowley. The largest weighed about six pounds.

Mr. S. F. Gould of Red Bud was in town on Monday delivering nursery stock and hurrying up to get home in time to vote the Republican ticket.

Ex-Treasurer Harden leaves for Florida next Monday, where he will possibly establish an orange grove and chase the festive alligator for pastime. Dr. Cooper intends going also in a few days.

Sheriff Shenneman brought in another horse thief last weekCone Bob Herriott, who was a member of Tom Quarles= gang of horse thieves and stole D. C. Norton=s horse at Arkansas City.

The creamery will be ready for operation in a short time. The building is finished and the machinery is now being put in. Mr. Babb will soon begin to arrange his cream routes and contract for cream.

The hunters brought in last Thursday evening 133 ducks, 3 prairie chickens, 24 crows, 1 Jack rabbit, 60 small rabbits, 9 hawks, 2 owls, 1 snipe, 13 mud hens, 1 skunk, 1 bittern. In all, three hundred and fifty-two pieces.


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Mr. J. E. Conklin returned Monday in time to vote a straight Republican ticket. He has been away from home nine weeks, which is a long time for one so young and inexperienced. He will return to his labors again in about two weeks.

A couple of Cowley County boys have invested in and received the benefits from a AMarriage Aid Association.@ Mr. Chas. Gay, of Winfield, and M. L. McPherson, of Wilmot, received each a premium. They are the exception rather than the rule.


Winfield Courier, November 9, 1882.

Old Mrs. Freylinger seems to take her confinement in jail in a sort of dumb way. Monday she asked the jailer to let her go up town. He told her the Judge had ordered him to keep her in jail and not let her out. She said, AIsh dot so? Dot=s offal!@


Winfield Courier, November 9, 1882.

We spent Thursday night at the magnificent farm of Vermelye Bros, in South Bend, Pleasant Valley Township. It is what was known as the AKeck place,@: and contains over six hundred acres of the finest land in the world. The boys are raising horses, cattle, and hogs, work a bevy of hands, and are doing well.


Winfield Courier, November 9, 1882.

The pupils of the High School are editing a semi-monthly paper, called The Eclipse. It was read before the school on last Friday afternoon by Miss Ella Johnson, and really does eclipse anything of the kind generally presented. There were also some very creditable essays and recitations given. One can be finely entertained by dropping in on the High School Friday afternoon, though it somewhat bewilders a young fellow to be surrounded by as many pretty, rosy-cheeked Misses as there are in the Winfield High School. The pupils seem to be progressing rapidly, and they express themselves well pleased with the present management.


Winfield Courier, November 9, 1882.

Little Folks= Party.

A large number of little folks gathered together at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Pryor Monday afternoon to celebrate with little Mamie her third birthday. The crowd was the jolliest and liveliest we have seen and each of the little folks seemed to take in the full measure of enjoyment. A splendid repast was set for them which they attacked with a relish. Little Mamie received a large number of elegant presents from her young friends. The following is a list of the presents and of those present: 1 silver set knife, fork, and spoon; 2 Majolica plates; 2 gold sash pins; 1 gold ring; 1 child=s decorated china wash stand set; 1 child=s dinner castor; 1 hand painted mug; 1 porte-monnaie; 5 China cups and saucers; 2 China mugs; 1 glass mug; 1 doll=s parlor suite; 1 autograph album; 1 photograph album; 1 wood tea set combination table and cupboard; 1 Brittania tea set; 2 child=s glass sets; sugar bowl; butter dish, etc.; 3 dolls; 2 doll=s canopy top phaetons; 1 doll and carriage; 2 picture books; 1 flat iron and stand; 1 bell cart and span of goats; 1 bouquet; 1 basket of flowers; 1 satin puff box; 1 panorama egg; 6 elegant birthday cards; 1 little brown jug; 1 necklace of pearl beads; 1 shell box; 1 photograph with frame; 2 China match safes; 2 bottles perfumery; 1 card receiver (Kalo Meda); 2 handkerchiefs (embroidered); 1 collar; 1 tooth-pick holder.

Present: Misses Birdie Wright, Edna Glass, Blanche Bliss, Blanche Troup, Stella Buckman, Mamie Black, Frankie Black, Mary Spotswood, Maggie Pryor, Edna Pryor, Muriel Covert, Annie McDonald, Clara Austin, Pearl E. Snyder, Maggie Johnson, Emma Johnson, Bernice Bullen, Beryl Johnston, Nina Nelson, Nona Nelson, Luhe Myton, Josie Myton, Ethel Carruthers, Mary Brotherton, Bell Brotherton, Nina Harter, May Harter, Maud Miller, Gertie Lynn, Effie Lynn, Edna Short, Alma Miller, Mollie Trezise, Lillie Trezise, Fannie Bryan, Flossie Bullen, Ollie Newcomb, Edna Fitch, Maud Cooper, Daisy Clark.

Masters Eddie Greer, Eddie Thorp, Ralph Brown, Roy Robinson, Bertie Silliman, Vere Hollenbeck, Charles F. Green, Charlie Sydal, Henrion McDonald, Dolphi Green, Clare Bullen, Bruce Carruthers, Edgar Powers, Charlie Lynn, Paul Bedilion, Codie Waite, Zack Miller, Willie Trezise, Carl Farringer, Walter Baird, and Willis Young.


Winfield Courier, November 9, 1882.

Premium Corn.

The premium of a cent a grain offered by P. H. Albright & Co., for the ear of corn with the greatest number of grains on it, was awarded to L. J. Darnell of Silverdale. It was grown on Grouse Creek, was of the white variety, counted 1,926 grains, and weighed a plump pound after being shelled. There were a large number of entries for the prize. An ear of corn with nineteen hundred grains on it is a rarity in any country. Mr. Darnell=s ear was a valuable one.


Winfield Courier, November 9, 1882.

Col. L. F. Copeland of Indiana, the APrince of Orators,@ will lecture at the M. E. Church on Monday evening November 20th on ASnobs and Snobbery.@ This lecture is not only instructive, but witty and mirth-provoking in the highest degree. William Cullen Bryant pronounces Col. Copeland the peer of any American platform speaker. The leading press throughout the large cities of the country are profuse in high compliments for his wit, humor, and sense, and place him in the highest rank of lecturers.


Winfield Courier, November 9, 1882.

The Good Templars installed their officers on last Friday evening for the quarter commencing Nov. 1st as follows.

W. C. T. S.: S. B. Davis.

W. V. T.: Mrs. N. J. Lundy.

W. S.: Miss Ella Kelly.

W. C.: John Rowland.

W. F. S.: D. C. Beach.

W. M.: Wm. Lorton.

W. T.: Mrs. Anna Hamilton.

W. I G.: Miss Mary Cairns.

W. Sen.: John Conner.

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

W. A. S.: Frank W. Finch.

W. D. M.: Miss Alice Carson.

W. R. S.: Miss Louie Morris.

W. L. S.: Miss Lizzie Schafhousen.

Captain of Division No. 1: F. W. Finch.

Captain of Division No. 2: James Cairns.

Organist: Miss Lola Silliman.


Winfield Courier, November 9, 1882.

Our people remember M. H. Markcum, who attended college in this place in 1880, and was a very decided greenbacker. He possesses more than ordinary ability and energy, and it will surprise no one to learn that he finds it impossible to support a party that is advocating the advancement of such men as Robinson and Sam Wood, and is now working for the Republican ticket. The truth is that generous hearted and intelligent, upright young men can seldom feel at home in any other party. Manhattan Nationalist.

It will be news to M. H. Markcum=s many friends to know that he ever was a greenbacker. We think the Nationalist is wrong on that point.


Winfield Courier, November 9, 1882.

DIED. Mr. C. E. Long, a young man who came here some months ago from Martinsville, Indiana, died Monday evening of consumption. On the evening before his aunt, who came out with him, died of typhoid fever, and both bodies were sent back on the same train. A brother and sister came out to take care of them. Being strangers in a strange land, they had no one to assist them until Dave Harter and Jack Hyden learned of their trouble, came in and stayed with them, doing all that was in their power to alleviate their suffering.


Winfield Courier, November 9, 1882.

Mr. D. Eastman had quite a serious bon fire on his place in Pleasant Valley Township last Friday evening. Mrs. Buck=s two little children were visiting there and in the afternoon they ttook some matches, went out and set fire to the hay, burning up about fifty tons, the barn, some plows, and a corn planter, and about two hundred bushels of corn. The loss to Mr. Eastman is about five hundred dollars.


Winfield Courier, November 9, 1882.

The fourth and last story is now being put on Bliss & Wood=s magnificent new mill, which occupies the site of the old one. It is of sawed stooe and built in the most substantial manner. The machinery will be much better than before. The proprietors hope to have it running by January 1st, and if things go on at the rate they are at present, they will succeed.

Winfield Courier, November 9, 1882.

Col. J. M. Alexander returned from Florida last week and will spend a month here. The Colonel=s usual rrotundity has forsaken him and he looks as slim as a Baffin Bay shad. He reports all our Cowley County folks well and the town of Mt. Dora prospering finely.


Winfield Courier, November 9, 1882.

Sporting News. The Grand Annual hunt of the Winfield Sportsmen=s Club took place last Thursday. The club met at the Brettun House Monday evening and elected J. N. Harter and Fred Whitney captains. Each hunter, with the advice of his captain, selected his route, and most of them went out to the field the evening before. The following is the score.

J. N. Harter, Capt., 2,700; Jas. Vance, 1,400; Frank Clark, 1,140; Frank Manny, 200; Jacob Nixon, 1,780; Ezra Meech, 620; Sol Burkhalter, 610; Dr. Davis, 310; C. Trump, 150; Ed. P. Greer, 160; E. C. Sewart, 120; G. L. Rinker, 360. TOTAL: 9,550.

Fred Whitney, Capt., 110; G. W. Prater, 290; J. S. Hunt, 1,130; C. C. Black, 1,070; Jas. McLain, 1,000; A. S. Davis, 100; H. Saunders, 130; Q. A. Glass, 240; A. D. Speed, 240; Dr. Emerson, 190; J. S. Mann, 100; J. B. Lynn, 000. TOTAL: 4,660.

The gold medal was won by Mr. Harter. The tin medal will be won by J. B. Lynn. On next Wednesday evening the nimrods will banquet at the Brettun, at the expense of the losing side. The score made by Mr. Harter has never been equalled in this county.


Winfield Courier, November 9, 1882.

Teachers= Association. The Burden Division of the Teachers= Association met at Burden, Oct. 28, 1882, and agreed upon the following organization.

President, E. A. Millard.

Vice president, R. O. Stearns.

Secretary, J. H. Hutchison.

Assistant Secretary, T. J. Rude.

Treasurer, C. I. Walch.

It was decreed that the present corps of officers should constitute the executive committee and that said committee should meet at Burden on Saturday, Nov. 18, 1882, at 6 o=clock p.m., to arrange matters and assign topics for next meeting. But few teachers were present, however the meeting was spirited and enthusiastic, and a determination was shown on the part of those present to make the Association a success. The meeting adjourned to meet Nov. 18, 1882. The techers of this division are respectfully invited to attend. Remember Athose resolutions@ passed at the Normal.



Winfield Courier, November 9, 1882.

Teachers= Meeting. The next meeting of the Winfield division of Teachers= Association will be held Saturday, Nov. 18th, promptly at 10 o=clock a.m., in the High School building at Winfield. The committee on program has assigned the following topic to the several teachers herein mentioned.



1st subject. The organization of a school, including gradation, classification, seating, program, branches of study, and extent of term=s work for each pupilCR. C. Story.

2nd subject. Model lesson in practical languageCMiss E. L. Cook, Miss A. E. Dickie, and Mr. A. Staggers.

3rd subject. How to prepare a reading lessonCMiss Emma Gridley, Miss S. J. Clute, and Mr. J. H. Crotsley.


1st subject. A lesson on the use of the globe and maps of the worldCProf. Trimble, Miss Sadie Pickering, and Mr. T. H. Burton.

2nd subject. The best method of teaching notationCMiss Lizzie Gridley, Mrs. W. B. Caton, and Mr. R. S. White.

3rd subject. Longfellow and TennysonCMiss Rose Frederick, Miss Mattie Gibson, and Mr. D. G. Brothers.

4th subject. Miscellaneous business.

We hope that every teacher in the Winfield Division will feel an interest in this work and will come prepared to discuss any and all topics that are brought up. COMMITTEE.


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New Salem Pencilings.


How bright and beautiful the autumn leaves

Though soon they all must fall.

To us they seem to whisper, make beautiful your life

In striving to be good; be ready for the Master=s call.

When you must leave the path you tread

And enter a new life; like us be counted dead.

Again I greet the editors and patrons of the good COURIER after a little time of silence; and I can now say AHome again, home again@Cnot from a foreign shore but from the presence of friends tried and true, friends that seemed to delight in making time pass pleasantly; and although

AA parting time must come to friends and kindred dear,

AThe severed far our homes may be, our hearts may still be near.@

This is a cheering thought and I live in anticipation of meeting many loved ones again. Our thoughts can go out to the absent ones and the pleasures of the past come up vividly; but if there are any recollections that are not pleasant, let us bury them away from sight.

I know not where to begin the news, but first our good neighbor, Mr. Marling, has put a new roof on his house.

BIRTH. Mr. Kale and family are entertaining a new boarder, but I don=t know the gender. It is a baby.

Messrs. Wm. Wells and Mee have gone to Arkansas.

Mr. Elijah Wells and family have recently changed their residence but are still Salemites.

Messrs. Chapell, Griver, Hoyland, Watsonberger and wife have returned from Labette County with some excellent apples.

A regular old scamp has been going the rounds trying to scare the people and make them pay for pills and salve they never contracted for or in some cases ordered and paid for long ago. He talked so hateful about churches, christians and everything moral or good, and when some gentlemen went to entertaining him with ears of corn, he drew a revolver and they ceased their fun. Some of the men started after him armed with clubs, and had our constable found him, we rather think the old scamp would be entertained at the county jail for awhile.

Later: He came back to Burden, was arrested, plead guilty, and was fined. Salemites will not be imposed upon.

DIED.A large concourse of sympathizing friends assembled at the Prairie Home Schoolhouse on Sunday, Oct. 29th, to hear the funeral sermon of Mrs. Brooking.

Died. On the day following, the many friends and relatives of Mrs. Lizzie Ferguson Dalgarn follwed her lifeless body to its resting place in the silent home of the dead at Floral. A young husband turns from the grave of his loved one to pity and care for the sweet little babe left when not two weeks old, without a mother. His mother tenderly shields the little one. May it be a solace to her through life.

Mr. McMillon gathered his apples some time ago, and they are such excellent ones that they are certainly worthy of mention. Cowley County will not always go abroad for apples, as there are some very promising orchards in it.

No such corn greeted my optics as can be seen in Salem and the surrounding country. And Montgomery and Labette cannot compare with Cowley in the newspaper line, unless I am very partial to our county papers. But theirs are very good as far as they go.

Miss Jennie Wells is borading with Mrs. Edgar and attending our school.

Mrs. Wolfe and family now occupy their new house.

Mrs. Rief discourses sweet music from her piano.

The prairie caught fire from the train and had it not been for the hard but kindly help of good neighbors, Mr. Vance would have been burned out. Mr. Shields lost some of his hay. Mr. Hoyland and sons= hay was saved by very hard work. The hedges on the Davis= farm were injured some.

Mr. Causey has been quite sick, and not able to go hunting for some time.

An excursion train from Illinois left quite a number in Salem. I cannot tell who they are nor with whom they are visiting, but no once came to see Olivia.

Mr. McClelland Dalgarn is suffering from sore eyes.

Mrs. W. C. Douglass has returned from her visit. Her mother accompanied her and has bought the old Andrews farm.

The Hoyland brothers shipped a car load of corn today.

Nov. 4th, 1882. OLIVIA.


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November A. D. 1882 Term, Cowley County Distict Court, to be Begun and holden on and From the 14th Day of November, A. D. 1882.